Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Barbie Best Fashion Friend Nikki's Makeover

Nikki before (far left) and as she is now after a makeover by Onlyalisa.

Onlyalisa gave Barbie Best Fashion Friend Nikki what she describes as a quick makeover.

She explained:

I wanted an urban natural look, nothing fancy -- hair, faceup, simple outfit. I made Nikki's outfit from a pair of old jeans.  I also made her a denim shrug.  Those are the same red boots that I tried on her for size.  I tapered the boots to fit Nikki's leg and used black acrylic paint with clear glitter brush-on latex/gloss varnish for sealer.

Nikki's new boots are worn over her molded-on shoes after the bow of the original shoes was sliced off.


Nikki was given a boil perm.  Her new hairstyle can be seen from several angles in the next image.
Nikki's new natural 'do


I think Nikki looks fabulous!  Thank you, Onlyalisa, for allowing me to share Nikki's quick makeover!  You did a wonderful job!

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Not mentioned in the original or review posts about Nikki, but offered as an answer to a reader's comment in the review post, Nikki retails for $34.99 at Toys R Us.

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17 comments:

  1. Great makeover! I didn't even know they were selling 28" Nikki dolls. Very interesting.

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    1. Hi Vanessa,

      I didn't know about this Nikki until Onlyalisa informed me about it, found hers, and shared photos which I shared here last week in her review of the doll.

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  2. She looks like a different doll! I like the hair and eyes a lot! Onlyalisa did a great job!!!

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    1. Hello Night Owl,

      I love what Onlyalisa did with Nikki. She looks so much better now.

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  3. The changes to the hair and lip colour make such a dramatic difference! Very impressive!

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  4. I love the revamped Nikki! She looks like an entirely different -- and better quality -- doll.

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    1. Yep... Nikki's quality has definitely been ramped up!

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  5. She is pretty! I especially love her hair! I have never seen her in TRU. Now, I have to go check her out...well maybe not. I don't have enough room for any more of the larger doll. I guess I will have to live through pictures. :-)

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    1. I know, GG. I wanted her too, but really don't have the room. You could work wonders with her, too. I could do the hair, but I would be far less creative with a new fashion for her. So I guess I will admire from afar as well.

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  6. Wow, she really does look like a completely different doll. Now she has "life."

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    1. No longer Stepford Wife looking now, right, Muff?

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  7. She's Looking Really Better And Lovely!!I LOVE natural look for dolls...Debbie knows that!!
    <3

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    1. She looks much better now. Onlyalisa did a great job!

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    2. Onlyalisa really made Nikki her own.

      I love the natural hair, too, Jorge, but of course you already know that.

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  8. Friends I'd just want to understand something; This lovely girl is smaller than the common Barbie's size,or is taller than this??I suppose we have not this dolls in Brasil,yet...I thank for some answer...

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    1. She is 28 inches tall, Jorge. It is doubtful that she will make it to Brazil.

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