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Molly’s MAKEOVER! August 10, 2009

Filed under: Doll Health,Molly — Madeline@AGDC @ 9:53 PM

I decided that I didn’t really want to send Molly to the hospital for lots of reasons. For example, getting a new head and shipping was already around $50, and since I am saving my money  for something, that was NOT happening. Second, I really loved Molly, and she was my first doll. I didn’t like the idea of her being taken off. 😦 So I decided to give her a makeover. A REAL makeover. 😉 Like repaint parts of her and actually wash her hair. So here are  the before pictures (the camera is working again!):
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Here is how much hair she SHOULD have on the right, and this is how much hair she just has on the left.

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Marks and scratches all over her leg

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For  her hair situation, I filled up water in my sink to about half the sink
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Next, I put Revlon synthetic wig shampoo ( available at Sally’s hair store ) in her hair then dipped and massaged her hair in the water. Then, I drained the soapy water out and did the same thing over until her hair was clean.
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Then I layed her down on the counter, her hair going down. I brushed it this way. Then I trimmed it a little bit, just to keep it straight and nice. If you do this and you are under 12 years old, ask a parent for help.
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Then, I lifted her up and brushed it a little more. Her hair is still in that thin, cut situation but it is clean, fresh, and healthy

For her skin, I put soap on all her limbs. Then I rubbed them with with a towel that was wet with warm water. Finally I dried them with a towel. For her face, I rubbed a little soap on her cheeks, forehead, chin,  and around her eyes and nose. I added just a pinch on her eyelids, when her eyes were closed. Then I rubbed all those spots carefully with a warm water towel. Then dried it.

For eyes: Make sure that no liquids get in her eye, which is why you should keep them closed during this. If it gets a little wet, don’t freak out, just dry it and move on.
For mouth: When drying her face, you will still see some unreachable soap in her mouth. Use a toothpick to scrape it out.
For Teeth: If the white teeth in your dolls mouth are going away or fading, just use a little white dab of paint on your toothpick and touch them up. If you accidently “paint” on another part of her mouth white, scrape it out with a toothpick. Ask a parent for help on this step.

I kept brushing her hair occasionally throughout the whole makeover, to keep it  fresh, and so it would dry clean and not shrivel up again.
This is a great thing to do to your doll even if she does not have anything wrong with her, just to keep her moving clean. Here are Molly’s after pictures:

Molly feels better now! YAY! 
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Her hair seems healthier then it was
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A close up of beautiful Molly

Her legs still have some dark, oozie spots, but they are looking a LOT BETTER!
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A side picture. Here you can see where her hair was once cut, but it is better 

I asked my dad to untie her strings, then tie them again to tighten her head. You should do this every once in a while to your doll. 
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Now old Molly is beautiful again! She still has a little bit of a I-need-to-go-t0-the-hospital look in her eye, but she won’t have to for a while! Molly says, Thank you. 🙂

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3 Responses to “Molly’s MAKEOVER!”

  1. Cara Says:

    I love your blog Madeline! Molly looks wonderful!

  2. delia Says:

    hi every one my name is delia m. i live in ohio have three sisters vicki vanessa and megan my sisters vicki and vanessa are twins.love americangirl dolls i have kit and my new doll chrissa well she is not really new i got her last spring but she is new to me.sall the new girl of the year doll lanie was it she is cute and i want her real bad (no offence chrissa) but i am new here. whats up?


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