Friday, May 31, 2013

Summer Shimmer: Summer 2013 Designer Collection



Hi!  Today, I have some super exciting news for you all.  We just released our first outfit in our Summer 2013 Designer Collection!  Click HERE to view it on our Etsy. We call this one of a kind outfit, Summer Shimmer.  


We were inspired by this photo below that we found on Pinterest. 



It features a light pink, silk, high-low skirt with an elastic waistband, a white tank, an infinity scarf with an all-over heart print, a khaki belt (that velcros in the back), and Sophia's Striped Flip-Flops.
Any doll would look fantastic in this outfit!  It is perfect for a graduation, fancy dinner or party, or church.  Your doll can stay cool while looking fashionable.



Why do you think of this outfit?

Lots of love!♥
Nadia

P.S. Thank you for 34 followers!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Soda Pop Street Does Customs!

Did you know that Soda Pop Street does customs?  Recently I have had several custom orders.
The first one was from Angelique for a boy suit for a wedding over at My American Girl's Story.  We decided we wouldn't show a picture here though so that it would be a surprise.  The wedding is this weekend!  We can't wait for it!
The next one (below) is a Star Trek outfit requested by the dolls over at Our AG Adventure.  It includes a dress, tights, boots, and 2 tribbles.

 We also had another request from Angelique.  She wanted some grey, tweed shorts and a lace off the shoulder top.  Aren't the shorts the cutest thing ever?!?!?  We so wanted to keep them for ourselves.
Adios!
Josefina

P.S.  Enter our giveaway HERE.  It ends June 9th!  
P.P.S.  We are also having a sale at Soda Pop Street our Etsy shop!  Click HERE for the coupon!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

SALE at Soda Pop Street!


Yes, as you can tell from the title, we are having a Memorial Day Sale on our Etsy shop, Soda Pop Street.  Just use the coupon code MEMORIAL for 10% off your purchase.  Starts now and ends May 31st.  Happy shopping!  Click here: www.etsy.com/shop/SodaPopStreet
Kirsten

Giveaway and Review: Summer in a Swimsuit

Hi girls!  Thank you for 31 followers!!!!!  AND, you know what that means.....it's giveaway time!  One of our amazing sponsors, Lin, from Mena and Bella on Etsy sent us two of these swimsuits.  One for review and one for a giveaway.  Lin makes some of the cutest swimsuits you will ever find for dolls.
 The suit is made out of swimsuit material.  It feels very realistic.  The zebra print is awesome!  It's all the rage right now.  Plus, there is neon green trimming at the leg and arm holes across the top in the back and front and for straps.  It adds a nice pop of color.  There is even a little tag sewn on the inside of the suit!
 She also sent matching beach bags to go with the swimsuit!  They are fully lined and have an outer pocket on both sides.

Thank you so much Lin!  We really, really like it.  It's adorable!

So how do you enter to win this??????
To Enter:
Mandatory-Visit the Mena Bella shop on Etsy, take a look around and then come back here a tell us, in a comment, what your doll would like to add to her summer wardrobe.  Please include your email address!

So you really want this for your doll?  (We would too!) :)  Here are more ways to enter.  Come back and leave a comment for each extra entry you do.  INCLUDE the link (or something so we can see if you really did it) in your comment.  Please include your email address in each comment!
1. Pin this giveaway on Pinterest (give us the link to the pin)
2. Tweet about it (tell us your Twitter username)
3. Share about it on Facebook (tell us your Facebook name/username)
4. Share about it on Instagram and put @myinnerstarustudios
5. Post about it on your blog.  (Include the link.)

Contest runs from May 26th-June 9th.  That gives you 2 weeks!
If you are under 18, you will need your parents permission since we will need your address to ship the prize.

 Please enter!
XOXO,
Sonali and the rest of the Adollable Dolls

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Packing for Camp!


Hey everyone! Today, we started packing for camp.  We still haven't finished and I hope finish sometime!  Everyone is trying to pack their whole wardrobe!  I mean, I know camp is for almost the whole summer, but we don't have that much room.  We are all going to be in a little cabin.  As you can see our room is a mess.  And who knows where Kirsten and Josefina are!  Kirsten probably doesn't even know we are going to camp (I don't think anyone told her). :)

 Marisol is trying to squeeze everything into one small backpack.  This will be interesting!

 Sonali thinks mom will make/buy her a whole new wardrobe for camp.  Nice try, Sonali!  Her she is trying to decide which shirt to pack.  She just can't decide.  (Is it really that hard of a decision?!?!?)  In the end she packed both.

And here I am in the midst of all this chaos looking as chic and pretty as always! :)  I got the necklace I am wearing from one of our lovely sponsors Cinder Frost Studios.  She has the cutest accessories!  Now my sisters are calling for me, wondering where I snuck off to.  I guess it's time to go back to the chaos!  I am so excited for camp, but I'll be happy when everything is packed!
Are you going to camp?
Stay cool!
Nadia

P.S.  1 more follower until 30!!!!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Giveaway on Our AG Adventures Blog!

Hola!  There is a giveaway right now over at Our AG Adventures Blog.  Check it out!  Also, check out the rest of their blog.  They have some pretty fabulous posts!

Josefina

We are Going to Camp!

Hey everyone!  We're so excited!  We are going to Camp DollDiaries!!!!!!  Are you?  Are cabin counselor's name is Grace.  This is also her first time at camp.  Our cabin name is Sunrise Pine.  Doesn't it sound cool?  We can't wait to go!  Yesterday we got our registration forms and welcome letter in the mail.  Click here to register for Camp DD: http://dolldiaries.com/camp-doll-diaries-welcome-letter-and-registration-forms/

Hope to "see" you there!
Elizabeth♥

P.S.  Thanks for 29 followers! 1 away from a giveaway!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Adollable Photography: Bokeh


Bokeh may sound like a fancy and complicated word, but it really isn't.  Bokeh is of out-of-focus areas in a photograph.  For example, look at this picture below.  It you look at the green part or out-of-focus part you will see little circles.  This is what bokeh is.


Now you're probably wondering, How do you get bokeh?  It can actually be quite easy.  I find that leaves in the background and out-of-focus (just because it's out-of-focus doesn't mean it is bokeh) will usually give me some bokeh.  You can also try leaves.  If you look at the picture below you can see there sort of is bokeh, but it's not very clear.  So to help it we went on to Picmonkey (and this effect is FREE) and we clicked on Effects.  We scrolled down until we got to Bokeh.  We then applied it.  You can adjust the bokeh to different sizes.  One thing though, when we applied it, it covered the whole picture so this is what we did.  When you apply an effect a box will come up.  You'll want to click on Original under Mode.  Then drag the circle over the bokeh you want to get rid of.  Voila!  Below is a before and after picture of a photo we added bokeh to.

Before......

After......





What do you think of bokeh?

Marisol

P.S.  Thank you for 28 followers!  Only 2 more until 30 and then we will have a giveaway!  Oh, and don't I look just gorgeous in the photos? ;)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Giveaway on It's My Life by Grace's Blog

Hola!  Just wanted to let you know there is an awesome giveaway going on right now at It's My Life by Grace.  Check it out here: http://itsmylifebygrace.blogspot.com/2013/05/75-follower-goalblogoversary-giveaway.html
There are some super-awesome prizes!

XOXO,
Marisol

A Package from Elegant Basics!

 Hey there!  A few weeks ago we received a package from the Etsy shop Elegant Basics by AGMarket.  We absolutely adore everything!  We got French lace leggins, a tulle and satin skirt, and a jean jacket.  (The shirt and shoes we already had.) 


 Everything fits beautifully and looks adorable on us.  (Well....me so far because I haven't taken the clothes off yet so my sisters haven't been able to wear them.) ;)
The jean jacket has floral cuffs and faux pockets.  The skirt has an elastic waistband and can be worn dressed up or down.  The leggings are just so pretty!  They have a floral design and, the best part, the lace is from France!

This outfit is perfect for hanging out with your friends, going shopping at the mall or eating ice cream on a summer day.  I would definitely recommend Elegant Basics to anyone.  Your doll's wardrobe isn't complete without something from her shop.  Plus, she has amazing prices.  Check it out: www.etsy.com/shop/ElegantBasics
                                                                                Pros:
                                                                        -Fast shipping
                                                                        -Great quality
                                                                        -Amazing prices
                                                                        -Trendy and stylish
                                                                                Cons:
                                                                          Nothing here!
 Thank you so much AGMarket!  We really like everything we got!

Sonali  (and the rest of the Adollable Dolls)

P.S.  Thank you so much for 27 followers!  Remeber, we will have a giveaway once we reach 30!!!!!! :)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Guest Post on the Spicy's/Doll Delight Blog!

Hey there!  Oh my goodness!  We are so excited!  The Spicy's posted our reader submission we had sent them a while back!  Ahhhh!  Thank you so much Spicy's!  View it here:
http://www.dolldelightblog.com/2013/05/reader-submission-diy-owl-pillow.html


Kirsten

Breathtaking in Blue

 On Saturday we received this dress from our lovely sponsor The Whimsical Doll 2.  The quality and attention to detail is amazing!  Plus, it came all wrapped up in tissue paper.

The dress has a blue/teal/turquoise color with a chevron print.  It is made of cotton.  The bodice is lined and it velcros in the back.  The skirt part has little pleats all the way around.  All the seams are serged and there is even a little tag!  The bow/ribbon is separate, so you can wear the dress with or without it.



This dress is perfect for that fancy, summer party, a picnic, or just to feel pretty! The dress is lightweight to keep you cool on those hot, summer days.  Any doll would look gorgeous in it.  The style is simple yet tasteful and fashionable.  Visit her Etsy shop to get your doll ready for summer!  Her wardrobe isn't complete without one of these dresses!  All of her prices are very reasonable.  (About $10-$12 for a dress!)
Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/thewhimsicaldoll2
You can even buy this exact dress!  So why not treat your doll to a beautiful, summer dress?
                                                                              Pros:
                                                            -Comes wrapped in tissue paper
                                                            -Great price
                                                            -Gorgeous colors
                                                            -Great  quality and attention to detail
                                                            -Chevron!!!!!! :)
                                                            -Stylish
                                                            -Multiple looks with or without the sash
                                                                              Cons:
                                                            -Nothing for here!  We love it!
Love,
Elizabeth♥

P.S.  DollDiaries is having a giveaway for a blue, chevron dress!  (Not this one!) :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Springtastic Day 7: Guest Post from Pretty Lily

Hey girls!  Today's Springtastic post (and the final one) is from the lovely Pretty Lily!  She sent us in these beautiful pictures.







Aren't they so pretty?  Thank you so much Pretty Lily!
XOXO
Sonali

Monday, May 6, 2013

Springtastic Day 6: Make A Pretty Flower Belt

Hey everyone!  Today's Springtastic post is a guest post from the lovely Claire!
Hello! My name's Claire, from Carrot and Claire, Doll Express, and hello little birdy. Today I'm going to show you how to make a flower belt. It is really easy to make, and is an adorable Spring accessory.





You will need:
a fabric flower(You can make one using this tutorial)
a string of fake pearls that are flat on the bottom(for sewing) or ribbon
Velcro
hot glue gun
your doll for measurement

1) Measure the strand of pearls or ribbon around your doll's waist, leaving about a half inch hanging.

2) Hot glue a small piece of Velcro to each side. Try it on your doll to see if it fits.

3) Hot glue a flower on the belt. 
Ta-da! Fabulous!

Creates a sophisticated look!


Hope you liked it!



By the way, my doll, Dakota is #55, outfit from American Girl, hair accessory from Target.

Isn't it adorable?!?!?  We can't wait to try this!  Thank you so much Claire!

Adollable Dolls