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Caroline Re-born + Blaire GOTY 2019

Hello everyone! Remember how I said I received money for Christmas? Ok, well, I bought 2 Star Wars Black Series figures (Finn and A Stormtrooper Executioner) as well as something else… A new wig for Caroline.

Now, you haven’t seen my second doll, Caroline, on the blog lately and that was because I was thoroughly hating her wig. I strongly recommend not getting a curly-haired American Girl doll as one of your first, get one like Kit. XD

Anyway, I got her for Christmas back in 2012 and over the years her hair has become much less than ideal (to be kind to myself). I’ve tried to repair her hair to no avail.

I thought about sending her to the Doll Hospital, but that would have taken all my Christmas money plus some, and they wouldn’t have just replaced her wig, they would have replaced her entire head. I literally cried tears of joy when I received Caroline in 2012, and the head is such a big part of the doll, that it was slightly sad that I wouldn’t get to see it again. I had no guarantee it would be an identical one to mine too. My Caroline is a Historical Character doll, and it is possible they would give me the newer Beforever head which looks slightly different.

So I decided I’d keep her head and save money by ordering her a new wig. I couldn’t find a Caroline wig in good condition, so I ordered one that was slightly different but looked enough like the old one.

Initiate my first ever AG customization process.

WARNING: Headless Doll Ahead! 

 

 

 

 

I took off her head so I could pry the wig off more easily. I’ve watched millions of YouTube videos as well read many posts on doll customization, so I knew exactly what to do.  I got a spoon and began prying off the wig.

The beginning was the hardest part, but once I got the spoon under much of the wig, it was much easier to pry off.

There were stray hairs as expected, so I cut those off.

Boom.

I tied her head back on. It was not as hard of a process as I expected.

My sister took a picture of Logan in the old wig… poor guy… we were both laughing at him. XD A few days later the wig came…

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As you can see, this wig is a lighter blond. It is not an American Girl wig. The curls are really pretty, though, and it is still reminiscent enough of her old look.

I like it. 🙂 What do you think? I know now how to better take care of curly hair. I’m glad my first AG customization was successful! 🙂

Blaire Wilson:

Alright, before we leave, I wanted to talk about the new Girl of The Year 2019. You might be wondering if I want her since I have quite a few GOTYs. Plus, I’m practically obliged to do it as an AG doll blogger, right? This will be quick, so I’m only posting a picture of the doll herself, but you can check out all her items HERE.

She’s cute. I like her dress a lot. It is nice to see another red-head, I do wish she had freckles (because FRECKLES!). I like a lot of her things like her overalls. Her 2 big items are meh…I get that she plans a wedding but I’m not sure why an American Girl doll would need a wedding set up when there is no bride or groom doll and all the dolls are 9-10 years old. Just me? The other big set is too plastic and Wellie Wisher looking for me.

I won’t be getting her. But it is not for any of those reasons, it is because she is yet another girl of the year doll with the Josefina face-mold. I have WAY too many dolls with that mold, and I’m slightly mad at AG for not using the Soloni, Addy, or Jess face-mold. It’s getting annoying how they keep using the Josefina and Classic face-molds, on white dolls for their GOTYs. I kept, buying into it (literally) for a while. Blaire is a very beautiful doll, I just won’t be getting her.

But… I might get that overall outfit: Blaire’s Gardening Outfit. 😉

What do you think about Caroline’s new wig? Do you want Blaire? Tell me in the comments! 🙂 If you liked the post, hit that button! Bye, for now, everyone!

-Jewel💎

15 Comments

  • kaitlynrh1

    Caroline is so pretty! I don’t really like the wig I have for my Caroline, I bought her used, and her original wig was horrible. So I’ve been trying to find Caroline’s original wig or one close to her original. Where did you find her wig?

  • Ara

    Wow, the new wig is beautiful!! I will probably be getting Blaire since I really like her and I believe that all of my AG (18”) dolls have the classic mold and my favorite is the Josefina. (my sister has Julie though). I really don’t like her big items either, nor her meet dress. In case you didn’t know, I don’t like bees and it doesn’t seem like something a 10-year-old girl would wear.

    • Jewel

      Thank you, Ara! Cool! The Josefina is my favorite too. What?! Bees are amazing! XD LOL But, I have to agree with you there, the dress may look a slight bit too young for her.

      -Jewel

  • Katie

    Wonderful job on Caroline! She looks stunning 🙂 I never sent Molly to the doll hospital for the same reason. It wouldn’t be be my Molly if they put a different head on her! So my mom and I re-wigged Molly about a year and a half ago. I’m not really sure how I feel about Blaire… I like some of the stuff in her collection, and I was hoping to see it in person but of course we went to the AG store the 30th XD but the doll itself I’m not a huge fan of, I saw leaked pictures of her and was like “Rebecca?” She has the same skin tone, the same eyes, same eyebrow print, even style in a different color! I showed leaked pictures to my mom and she said the same thing. I think the freckles would have helped set her apart. I agree though, they’re using the living tar out of the Josefina mold.
    -Katie 🙂

    • Jewel

      Thank you, Katie! Yes, that’s how I feel. The head is more special than the body too, in my opinion. Cool! LOL Oh my gosh! You are so right Blaire looks JUST like Rebecca in the face. Another reason I won’t get her. XD YES! I just want something different! Recently, Blaire, Luciana, Lea, and Grace have all had one.

      -Jewel

    • Jewel

      Thank you a bunch! I did not glue on her wig. It stays on pretty well and I might want to buy extra wigs for photo series characters and stuff. 🙂

      -Jewel

  • Laura Beth

    I love Caroline’s new wig! Great job, and great tutorial, too. As for Blaire, she’s cute. I also wish she had freckles. Some people in the AG Facebook groups/boards have already customized her with freckles, and she looks so much better! However, I do like her clothes. I want her books, too, since I love the AG books overall. I will likely save my money and buy her overalls set, her celebration dress, and maybe her purple tunic set, too. According to a live video from AG, the reason why she has the wedding set is because she plans events and parties in the book, and the farm’s manager decides to have her wedding there, so Blaire is asked to help with it.

  • hnracademy

    I like Caroline’s new wig a lot! You did a great job on her!
    I wonder though, is the new wig the same quality? In general, I’ve found that American Girl dolls have the best hair.
    -Lexie

    • Jewel

      Thank you so much!
      Yeah, great thought! I agree that AG hair quality is great. I do not thing Caroline’s wig is the same amazing quality, but I am sure I can sill maintain it well.

      -Jewel

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