Review: Truly Me #55

Review of American Girl doll Truly Me #55

 Arabella requested a review of Savannah, Truly Me #55. Go check out her blog and enjoy the review. :)

Review of American Girl Doll Truly Me #55

#55 has the classic face mold and feathered eyebrows.

Review of American Girl Doll Truly Me #55 | freckles

She has an adorable spray of freckles across her nose. I’m pretty sure they’re the original pattern.

Review of American Girl Doll Truly Me #55 | eyes

She has hazel decal eyes. They’re quite beautiful and I love how detailed they are.

Review of American Girl Doll Truly Me #55 | hair

#55 has gorgeous hair, it’s probably my favorite thing about her. It’s parted on the left and, I’m pretty sure, made of just one shade of dark brown. I’ve been using her constantly since I got her in 2014, and her hair is still soft and shiny.

Review of American Girl Doll Truly Me #55 | hair

Her hair falls in soft waves down to her waist. It’s the perfect length, too: not so long as to be impossible to brush, not so short that you can’t style it.

Make sure you have American Girl’s Sparkly Hair Pick before you buy her! Using a brush on her will ruin the curls.

Review of American Girl Doll Truly Me #55

#55 is the most photogenic doll I own, and she looks great in everything. Out of all my dolls, she’s the one I’d recommend the most.

Review of American Girl Doll Truly Me #55

I hope you enjoyed the review! And if you’re considering asking for her for Christmas, maybe it helped you make up your mind.

If you want to see more pictures of #55, you can scroll through all my posts about her here.

xo

Loren

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Comparison: Ivy Ling x Truly Me #40

Comparison: Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

Hello, my friends! Here’s the promised comparison of Ivy and Parker (Truly Me #40).

Comparison: Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

American Girl’s Asian dolls all look pretty similar, and it’s a bit of a shame. Give some of them freckles or side bangs or a different eyebrow shape — just something to make them stand out from each other. Anyway, in this post, I’ll be pointing out the differences between my two lovely Asian AGs.

American Girl Jess face mold | Happy House of AG

They both have the Jess face mold, and feathered eyebrows. I feel like Ivy’s skin has a more yellow tone to it than #40’s.

American Girl Jess face mold | Happy House of AG

Ivy’s eyes are slightly different from #40’s. Her eyes are decal brown (#40 has the regular brown), and there’s some light brown around them.

Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40's hair colors | | Happy House of AG

They both have dark hair, but Ivy’s is black, and #40’s is brown. Ivy’s hair is parted down the middle, while #40’s is parted on the left side.

Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40's hair length | Happy House of AG

Ivy has shoulder-length hair. #40’s goes about an inch and a half past the shoulders.

Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40's hair | Happy House of AG

Styling Ivy’s hair can be quite difficult. It’s too short to do much with, except for pigtails. #40’s hair is long enough to do most hairstyles, although i think a bun would be difficult (but possible).

Since Ivy was retired in 2014 (before the awful zip ties were reintroduced), she has neck strings.

I got #40 in January, 2017, so she has a zip tie. Her head moves pretty easily, though.

Comparison: Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

And, of course, the main difference between them is that Ivy has bangs.

They’re both beautiful dolls, and I wouldn’t really recommend one over the other. You can do more with #40’s hair, though. And she would be easier to purchase, since, unlike Ivy, American Girl is still selling her.

Which do you like better: Ivy Ling, or Truly Me #40?

xo

Loren

New Girl

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I really was not planning on buying another doll. But as I do not have much self-control in the AG store, a new girl came home with me yesterday.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

Please welcome Parker (#40) to the HHOAG family.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

I haven’t quite figured out her personality yet. But I believe she’ll be fourteen, with a love for the paranormal. I’m not entirely sure, though.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

I almost got #64 instead, but I fell in love with Parker’s short hair.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

I also bought the Tropical Print Dress from the new mix-and-match set.

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My dad bought the Blue Sandals for me.

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

Would anyone like a review of her? Maybe a comparison between Parker and Ivy?

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

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American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

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I got a pink hoodie and jeans.

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And the Geo-Print Shorts.

That’s all I got at the D.C. store. I’ll probably do some reviews.

Anyway, please welcome Miss Parker.

-Loren

Name That Doll: Truly Me #58 — Results

Woohoo, I’m posting something before 3:00 p.m. . . .

American Girl doll Truly Me #58

Anyway, are you ready to learn what this doll’s name is going to be?

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Gabby!

It won with 19 votes!

Grace, Megan, kaitlynrh1, AGLane, theagdolldreamer, and Maddie suggested this name.

Amara got second place with 8 votes; Rachael got third with 6 votes; Lydia placed fourth with 5; Maxine got fifth with only 3; and Vivian got, um, 0 (idk why, I liked that name).

Thanks for playing!

Which American Girl doll should be featured on Name That Doll next?

-Loren

Name That Doll: Truly Me #58 — Voting

I was supposed to post this yesterday.

*nervous laughter*

please don’t hurt me

American Girl doll Truly Me #58

Right. Today, you all will get to vote for what this doll’s name should be! I’ve put together a list of six names that my readers supplied:

  1. Gabby
  2. Maxine
  3. Amara
  4. Vivian
  5. Rachael
  6. Lydia

Comment you favorite name from the list, and on June 21st, I’ll announced the one with the most votes.

-Loren

Truly Me Quiz Results

*I did not come up with this idea. Madison from Delightful World of Dolls published a post like this awhile ago.*

You guys know about the Truly Me quizzes on the American Girl website, right? Well, I went through and did all of them, and decided to post the answers on my blog. So, there will be a picture with the results, and then I’ll write whether I think it’s accurate or not.

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Starring You! quiz.

They got this one right — I am independent, and I like creating — that’s why I like writing and photography. And I’m an introvert, too, so I like working by myself. But I feel like “bohemian” wasn’t the right word for them to use. I looked up the word, and the definition of bohemian is “a person who has informal and unconventional social habits.”

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What Makes You Happy? quiz.

idk, man. All those things sound pretty sweet, but I’ve never actually been to a concert or gone on many rollercoasters, so I can’t confirm the accuracy of this one. (Hey, Mum, I’ve got an idea — how about we go to an amusement park and an Owl City concert? I’m researching the accuracy of an online quiz [with poor grammar; seriously, what’s with the “&tmdash?”].)

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What’s Your Spring Thing? quiz.

(Hahaha, what a weird name for a quiz.)

(Also, the girl looks like a vampire.)

Yes. Yes. Yes. Soccer is usually a spring sport. That’s really the only thing I like about spring: it’s the first soccer season of the year. So, yeah — good job on this one, American Girl.

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This was one of the questions on the “Spring Thing” quiz . . . I was a bit weirded out, because that is basically exactly what I wear most of the time.

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What’s Your Love Language? quiz.

Nah. Wrong. I know what my love language is, and it’s GIFTS. (I’m not greedy, I promise.) I’m guessing that the only reason I got Sweet Words as my answer was because if there was an answer that had to do with writing or books or English, I clicked on it. I’m a writer, what can I say.

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I kid you not, I saw the quiz description and immediately thought of Annabeth Chase saying “You drool when you sleep.” Percabeth foreveeeeer.

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Are You Open to Adventure? quiz.

Again, don’t know if this is entirely accurate or not (I guess I don’t know myself very well, huh?). The idea of an adventure is thrilling, and I’d definitely say yes to going on one, as long as it wasn’t something spontaneous. I need time to stress about said adventure before going on it. ;)

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Personality Predictor quiz.

(What’s up with American Girl’s grammar on these quizzes? I’m looking at you, suspicious “you?re.”)

I do like being a leader . . . but “practical and organized?” Ha ha ha . . . no. I’m not practical, OK? And you would most definitely not call me organized if you could see my room, doll area, and backpack.

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Are You a Class Act? quiz.

Nah, bro. I’m a very good student (ask my mum). I found that most of these questions were more about class participation than actually working hard on getting good grades. Now, I’m not trying to brag here, but I get fairly good grades without trying too hard. Although, if you looked at my score on Science tests last year, you would see the percentages dropping near the end . . . just because I was so ready to finish school.

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What’s Your Style? quiz.

Pretty sure we already discussed how unorganized I am. My room is not clutter-free. But bold colors and geometric patterns sound like things I’d like. :)

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The Secret’s Out of the Bag! quiz.

(Quiz not actually about secret-keeping.)

*bursts into applause* Good job, American Girl — you got one right! My backpack is extremely heavy. It’s filled with pens and notebooks and writing how-to books and crumpled up papers. On the first day of co-op, when it was the lightest that it was going to be all year, I got my friend Kelsie to carry my bag for me. She grabbed the handle with one hand, and her arm was literally pulled towards the ground under the weight of the backpack.

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Singing Sensation quiz.

Yeah, writing! *fist bumps fellow writers*

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What’s Your Recipe for Making Friends? quiz.

Yeah, right. You just called the socially awkward Queen of the Introverts “totally comfortable in new environments.” If I’m somewhere new and I only know one person, I will shadow them and not utter a single word the whole time.

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What Kind of Friend Are You? quiz.

YEAH.

I’M A SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE.

(Special is a nice way of saying weird.)

If I’m not in a sociable mood (which is most of the time) or I don’t know you well, I will be shy. But around my friends, I am insane.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading this post! I’ve never posted anything like it before. If you haven’t already, I’d recommend taking the Truly Me quizzes on the American Girl site. Just remember not to think of the results as law: these are inaccurate quizzes on the internet simply made to entertain you. :)

-Loren