New FR Body news + PetraElise is making suits!

So… WClub members got an email this morning telling us that the new Agnes & Elise dolls that are shipping out will have a newly updated body.  This body will dismantle at the elbows, shoulders, bust line, and knees to make dressing easier – especially for those tight fitting clothes.  They will continue to have the hand swapping capability too.  All future Jem/Color Infusion and NuFace dolls will have a body that does this as well.  Poppy, Victoire, current Homme and 16″ dolls will NOT have this feature.  This will also make it easier to get replacements if your doll has a wonky knee or broken arm as they’ll just send a replacement for that portion of the body and not have to replace the entire body.  

I honestly don’t know how I feel about this?  I’m mixed.  I don’t need my bodies to do this and I hope the quality is well enough that they’re still able to have tight joints for standing and such.  I can see the benefit for replacements for sure, so I just hope that when I get one in hand I’ll be happy with it.  Which for me means I guess I’ll see it when Agnes arrives!

Also they updated to let us know that Vanessa: Edge will come with the gloved hands like the original one Lisa Ramsammy designed did.  See picture below.



And finally, I wanted to link to PetraElise’s page as she just put out some beautiful new suits for your girls (and your Silkstones too).  You know I love her work and designs, so I thought I should pass the info on to you here.  Photos below belong to her. To order please go to her blog site HERE.

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City Prowl

Finally!!! Another Eugenia to add to my collection.  I think the last one I got/and/or/kept was the tan one from the Tropicalia Convention.  Yep, it’s been a long time coming for a perfect Eugie! (now I’m waiting for a newly updated and absolutely perfect Giselle!)  Loving this girls neutral palette because that means LOTS of redressing possibilities.  The hairstyle is perfect for dressing up or down as well.  Yep. Perfection in my book!  She may be one that I purchase another one to reroot as a brunette.  She could be a multiple keeper like GP Eugie is in my house.  

So today I put her in some mixed prints, which is a trend I still love.  It’s all about matching the colors to make the mix work.  So she’s wearing a ClearLan top (that I’ve had in the bag forever) and a PetraElise skirt.  Nude shoes and burnished bronze accessories round out her outfit.  She’s definitely “on the prowl” in this outfit too!

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Vanessa Perrin: Edge

So at last year’s convention Lisa Ramsammy won the fashion challenge that would have Integrity Toys produce her design.  Well, that day has come and we ALL will be able to purchase this gorgeous fashion on… Vanessa 3.0!  I have to admit she’s a very beautiful doll, the platinum hair was a perfect choice to offset the gorgeous dress Lisa designed. She will be available to the public as well as WClub members and there is no limit to how many you can purchase.  I’m so happy that her design will be shared all over and not just within WClub, so kudos to IT on that choice!

**I’m not sure where the link is for the public to order? It wasn’t listed in our Wclub email, so I’m assuming it will be off their site, so keep checking THERE, or on their facebook HERE. I’m sure they’ll be posting public info soon enough.  I’ll update here when I see it come up too.***

Vanessa Perrin Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty Collection
2013 Design Competition Award Doll by Lisa Ramsammy
Edition Size: TBA (Based on all orders received)
Estimated Delivery Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2014
Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Body: FR 2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Quickswitch Feature: No
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Hair Color: Luscious Blond
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Mademoiselle Jolie! A Wclub Exclusive

Well, this was a surprise for sure!  I know alot of collectors have wanted this doll to be produced since the 2006 convention where she appeared as a OOAK doll for an auction.  Now she is available to WClub members are their 3rd club doll!  So what are we thinking? Excited? Loving her? Wishing for someone else? (personally I was hoping for a NF doll, but I guess they’re under tight wraps until convention is over – a girl can hope, right!)  

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Mademoiselle Jolie Dressed Doll
2014 W Club Exclusive Mini-Gift Set
Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2014
Doll Tech Specs: 
Scale: 12-inch / 1:6  
Head Sculpt: Isha 1.0 
Body Sculpt: FR 2013
Skin Tone: FR White 
Hair: Silver Blond
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
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September 2014 POTM

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From the ladies of LaBoutique…

Fall is at last upon us, and the new fashion season begins!  But no matter how busy your girl is in the city, Janet and I believe she will still have time to visit her Manor Home in the country.  (Doesn’t every doll have a manor home?)  That’s why we chose the Burberry Manor House Satchel as our handbag design this month!

 Available with either periwinkle blue suede trim or brown, each bag features custom-made suede handle-ends, a faux front zipper, faux lock, and handsome horsehead decoration.  On the back is the Burberry logo.  Each is 36.00 + shipping.

To see their exclusive outfits, please go to their site HERE.



First shipping updates!!  

  • week of 9/2: French Kissed TulaB, Eugenia & Kyori, Sebastian, Chip & Monte Carlo Poppy
  • week of 9/15: Natalia & Adele, Le Grande Seduction Victoire & High Visibililty Agnes
  • week of 9/22: Elise & Vero
  • Early October: Joyous Celebration Poppy

So since the convention email came out all I can think about is the NuFace girls! Which one will be the event exclusive? Which one will be the centerpiece one? Will there be another one that pops up as the convention or companion doll?  They could do it! Remember the year Giselle was up there.  Oh gawd, please oh please let one of those girls be the companion or convention doll!! Anyway, because I’ve been thinking about them the past week I decided that someone needed redressing.  So the twins got to model a new set of dresses by PetraElise.  I’ve actually had these outfits for months, but you know… pregnancy & babies… 

I’m super happy I got the time today to shoot them!  Baby Nate is getting on a predictable schedule which means I know when I have an hour to myself while he naps.  So I redress one day and shoot the next! I’m hoping to shoot on a more regular basis now that I’m feeling better, less tired (baby Nate is sleeping 6 hour stretches at night now) and just plain excited about the new dolls coming and convention being so close!  But before the girls show off their new duds, it’s time for Baby Nate Spam!!!! 



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DoTerra + Jamberry (personal post)

Hi everyone! I’ve been busy transitioning to life as a new mother and the crazy lack of sleep that involves.  I swear the days fly by and I barely have time to get 3 meals in or take a shower.  Even through all that I am still trying to work 2 1/2 days a week and get some marketing time in as well to build my practice.  So this post is basically a personal one in which I just wanted to share with all of you 2 endeavor’s that I’m adding to my life.  One is incorporated into my acupuncture practice and the other is for fun.  But I know many of you out there may be interested in either one or both, so I wanted to include all my readers in this information in case you are interested.  But first… Baby Nate says stay cool in this last week in the heat of August…


First up is my business one.  Recently I’ve been incorporating essential oils into my acupuncture treatments and seeing really great results.  This has been an easy way to help patients because they can take the oils home and apply them during the week between treatments.  They too have been giving me great reports and have been purchasing oils from me to keep at home (especially for sleeping, stress and digestive disorders!).  I personally have used essential oils for years and it was the way I weaned myself off my thyroid medication years ago.  I use it in my home and diffuse several – some for at night to help us sleep better, some to combat sickness and others to just enjoy the scent.  There is an amazing oil blend for boosting the immune system and for using when sick – this one I use daily during flu season so I don’t catch anything, especially because I treat plenty of sick patients.  So I decided to sign on as consultant for DoTerra essential oils so that I could get a website and sell to patients.


I am including the link to my site below.  You can just order from there directly at retail, or sign up as an IPC, which gets you the wholesale prices (25% off retail) for a year for $35.  Think of it as a Costco membership if you’re going to order throughout the year.  I am available for consultations as well.  Let me help you find the oil or blend that could work for your condition!  You can message me at my work email below and I can discuss something that could help you or just answer any questions you have.  If you want to sign up as an IPC and get your oils at wholesale then please email me and I’ll send you the link to signup and the instructions to do so.  Or if you just want to check out the site and order at retail please feel free to!  BTW – They DO ship to most countries.  

My DoTerra link:

My work email:


Second is my FUN one!  I think if any of you follow my instagram or facebook you know I’m crazy about doing fun stuff with my nails.  Well after trying to do them myself for months I gave up and starting trying out the nail wraps.  I seriously tried probably every low and high end brand out there and each one had it’s own sets of problems.  Then through a friend I found Jamberry!


I am in love with these wraps, seriously.  I ended up having so many people asking about them when I was out and about that I decided to sign up as a consultant too!  The wraps are all non-toxic and don’t damage the nails like other ones did.  And they seriously have the most and BEST prints!  Just take a look at the site to see what’s available.  These were also by far the easiest to apply AND lasted the longest.  This is coming from me, who washes her hands constantly between patients, always is using purell and uses massage oils when needing to massage my patients that I treat for pain.  So these are lasting on me minimum 2 weeks.  I tend to just change them at 2 weeks because I want a new look.


I wanted to let you all know about it because through my site if you order you get a great deal at $15 a sheet plus the option of Buy 3 Get 1 Free anytime you order.  Each sheet will give you 2 manicures + 2 pedicures + 8-16 accent nails.  Way cheaper than going out to get your mani/pedi done and way more fun.   I am planning to host some facebook online parties soon and if you attend you’ll be entered to win free nail wraps!  So I’ll be posting the first one in the next week or 2.  In the meantime feel free to message me with any questions, take a look at my site and order some wraps!  BTW – They only currently ship to the US and Canada, Guam and all APO’s. (sorry for those in other countries, they are working to get you included soon!)

My Jamberry site:

My email:

Jamberry video on application:

Okay folks, thanks for reading this and for those that are interested, I look forward to hearing from you! 

xoxo, Christina



2014 Gloss Convention Collection!

379So convention attendees got their official packets by email today! Check your boxes & folders for all the goodies!  I know they don’t like us to give up too many details, but everyone definitely wants to know who is in the convention collection.  So here is that wonderfully glorious list…

  • Nocturnal Glow VERONIQUE
  • Grandiose NATALIA
  • Nightshade KYORI
  • Cold Shoulder EUGENIA
  • Adorned VANESSA
  • Dark Moon POPPY PARKER

Yep folks, it looks like a new character is making her debut!!! I’m anxious to see what she looks like and who she is in the storyline.  

Also WClub luncheon, as previously stated, is NuFace themed and attendees will get the first new NF doll as a souvenir plus there still is a centerpiece at that event too!  Fingers crossed my proxy is able to nab a centerpiece as well!  I’ve been dying here without NF this past year.  That’s probably one of the main reasons I haven’t bought many dolls lately!  Bring on the NF!


It Girl – finally redressed!

First order of business… BABY NATE SPAM!!!!

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Thanks to everyone for the well wishes!  I’m doing better now at 3 1/2 weeks post partum.  Healing is slower than anticipated because I thought I’d be back at crossfit at week 4.  Well that’s NOT happening, LOL.  I will be waiting the full 6 weeks and get the clear from my doctor before getting back to working out.  The hubcap had taken 4 weeks off work and has just decided to take an extra week so he’ll be home until the 25th! It’s been nice having him to help me out and it will be an adjustment once it’s just me and Nate on a daily basis, but I’ll manage.  Lack of sleep has been the hardest, but the last 3 nights Nate’s been sleeping almost 5 hours stretches, so I’m thankful for that!!! I do admit that nothing prepares you for motherhood, LOL, you’re just thrown in the deep end of the pool immediately.  But it’s all worth it when I see his little face looking up at me.  Love that guy!!

Okay, so I finally got around to redressing It Girl.  She’s definitely my favorite doll of the year!!! I honestly don’t know if anything coming out soon or at convention will top her??!!!  She has a rockabilly vibe going on so of course that meant she had to get a flower in her hair and some leopard print to rock.  I get to take her on Sunday to my local doll meet, so I’ll take some pics there of everyone’s goodies and share those later that evening.  It’s our first real meet up in quite awhile because both myself and another member (Jen of JennyGrey designs) had baby boys a few weeks apart.  So we’ll be showing off our little guys along with dolls! Alrighty then, I guess that’s it for now!!  Hope to get used to Nate’s schedule so I can get more posts up.  I have the twins redressed and ready to shoot next.

xoxo, Shuga

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August 2014 POTM

FIRST UP… BABY NATE SPAM>>>>>> (sorry, it’s going to happen for awhile, and you may have seen it already on facebook, LOL)


Woot-woot! Metallics!!!  To order send email to:

To see their other items for this month click HERE.

From the ladies of La Boutique…

The August days may scorch, but the August nights truly sizzle!  Janet and I were thinking that your girls will be attending many glamorous parties and events this month, and that they needed the clothes and accessories to help them shine. 

 Our designer is Fendi, and the handbags truly are a Glam Slam!  I’ve used Fendi’s now-classic big buckle style, which is available in Glitterati – a disco mirror- ball effect, as well as Mint Print, which incorporates a mint reptile print with silver sides and straps.  Each leather bag  is 32.00 + shipping