REVIEW: October Hotbuys

Today the last hotbuy of October 2012 has been released, so I will make a review of that month in the topic "Hotbuys".

If you ask ME, I don´t like that "wings necklace". 
It´s unelegant and ugly - my opinion, but think what you want!
 That´s what I bought this month:  

Honestly, I regret that I bought the platforms, because I think I´m never gonna wear them, so I can´t wait to sell them - oh - I forgot - I´m a collector.. 
Except of it, I like all what I bought - oh sorry, I forgot: I have got the bandeau dress too, but I forgot to take it in the picture. 
What do you think of the hotbuys of October ? 
Let me know!


Stardoll History

Heyy, I'm aoifegurl aka Aoife and I'm a new author here !

Stardoll History!

Stardoll was first launched in 2004 , it is based around a paper doll concept. Stardoll first appeared as Paperdoll Heaven in 2004 as a personal page about paper dolls, on Geocities. Creator, Liisa Wrang ( Finnish housekeeper)wanted to bring to girls a place where "they could get away from the shooting and killing games that boys played". It expanded in 2006 after receiving venture funding from Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Relaunched in 2006, the site targets a demographic of girls and boys between the ages of 9 and 17, who can either register for free or sign up for a paid account (called a 'Superstar' account) that opens a number of aspects on the site. It currently has more than 200 million members worldwide.   

Old and new Fashion stardoll stores:

DKNY, Amy Claire, DVF tribute, ELLE, MKA, Stuff by Hilary Duff, Louis Vuitton, Migliukee for Stardoll, St Trinians 2, Vivienne Tam, Stardoll and the City, Baby Phat, Moschino Tribute, Otto, Burlesque, JCP , Limited Edition, Versus Tribute, Chanel Tribute, Philosophy, Just Cavalli Tribute Store, Archive, Alice and Olivia Tribute, DIY Boutique, Antidote, Stylein, Mortal Kiss, Monte Carlo, Dsigned, Milly and Becky, Abbey Dawn, Gucci Holiday Tribute, UGG, Decade of the Teen, OlysenBoye, Miss Sixty, Miss Stardoll World Store, Pretty In Pink Heart Shop, Shake It Up, Killah , It Girls, Bonjour Bisou, Pretty n love (formally pretty in pink), PPQ, Velvet Orchid, ApresSki, Riviera, MM Fashion, Young Hollywood, Sea Of Stars, Wild Candy, Original Future, Windows Of The World, Decades, Evil Panda, Tingeling, Voile, MR., Rio, Fallen Angel, Basics, Other World, ChloƩ, Junior Gaultier, Rykiel Enfant, SuperTrash Girls, Nicholas Kirkwood Tribute, Herve Leger Tribute, Dolce and Gabbana Tribute, Jordache, Kohls, Jean paul Gaultier Tribute, Givenchy Tribute, Frankie Morello Tribute, Anna Sui Tribute, Tingeling Halloween Edition, Voile Holiday Shop.

Starpoints & Levels:
Since I began my addictive journey on stardoll there has been many changes, From Starpoints to levels. Personally I think the whole level up situation is a good idea because it is much more easier to achieve new levels as it was starpoints. One of the many advantages of having levels I think are the hairs one gets to unlock as they progress! 
           Here are some examples of the system regarding hair:

Old Starpoint Hair System:
New Level Hair System:

Starcoins :
It’s easier to earn Starcoins! You can earn up to 40 Starcoins per day doing all the activities that you already love on Stardoll. You can save up to 1000 Starcoins, and they won’t expire! Now everyone can recycle! And even more than 1 item per day! Earn vs. Own: Although you can only own up to 1000 Starcoins at any time, you can always earn up to 40 Starcoins per day! Stardollars can be changed into Starcoins, but Starcoins cannot be changed into Stardollars. If your Superstar membership expires, your Stardollars will not automatically convert into Starcoins. Superstars can exchange Stardollars to Starcoins free of charge. Previously subscribing Superstars will be charged a 10% commission on the amount they exchange. All prices in Starplaza and StarBazaar have been designated as Starcoins (purple coins) and Stardollars (gold coin). The exchange rate is 1 Stardollar = 10 Starcoins. 

 (Taken from stardoll blog)

Suite: :

When I first joined all stardoll had to offer was one room (Closet room) , of course that's if you weren't superstar, over the years stardoll has expanded it's Suite rooms, there is so much more to offer like:
Millionaire Mansion : 249 stardollars
Alpine Chalet : 249 stardollars
Panorama Room: 199 stardollars
Beach Villa: 249 stardollars
Extra rooms (2 per purchase) : 99 stardollars
Penthouse : 199 stardollars

I hoped you enjoyed my first post! 

MSW: Interview with oni_av13

This is my first post.  I am Tiana , my doll is superchica . This is my first interview with oni_av13, the finalist of Romania. Hope you like it !

THE REVIEW : First of all , Congratulations ! Oana , can you tell us more about oni_av13 behind stardoll ?
Oni_av13 : Sure I can . Well I'm 15 years old and I'm from a big city in Romania , Cluj Napoca . My passions are drawing and painting , I can't say I hate school , I'm kinda good at maths and geography . I'm an active person and I have alot of energy . As you can see I'm addicted to Stardoll since 2009, when I joined.
THE REVIEW : Is this your first time when you were running for MSW ? Or you have been running for this in the past years ?
Oni_av13 : No, it's not the first time I tried to get to the finals . The last year I tried too , but I failed and this year I was more motivated to do it and I belived in my chances and I did it.
THE REVIEW : What do you think about last years finalist from Romania , Luckyangelgrl ?
Oni_av13 : Well I was a little bit disappointed because even if I was from Romania she didn't support me in the finals , but I can't judge her because is her opinion and I can't change it . I think she she deserved her place in the finals because her doll is really amazing
THE REVIEW : There were people who said you didn't deserve to be in the final. what exactly happend ?
Oni_av13 : Haha sure , alot of people told me that I don't deserve it , but I really don't know why . Some of my ex-friends told me that and of course I was surprised to hear that from them . I can't be liked by everybody because we all have different styles but haters gonna hate I can't do anything about them.
THE REVIEW : What do you think about the new MSW , ashleesoul ?
Oni_av13 : She's really amazing , and she totally deserves it!
THE REVIEW : What about the second placed and third placed girls ?
Oni_av13 : In my opinion they are all great and her creativity leaves you breathless.
THE REVIEW : Once again : Congratulations! Thank you soo much it was a honor to talk to you!
Oni_av13: Thank you, too! :)

Graphic: CATWALK

Hello Dollies,

I made a graphic with GIMP and Photoshop, what do you think of it ?


New make-up store: Transform

Hey dollies!
There is a new make-up store out on Stardoll, its name is "TRANSFORM". 
I won't buy anything, because they are overpriced => they cost more than dot and they don't look good. 
A liner costs 20 sd, come on! I paid for LUXE so much because of the graphics and the glitter. 
The logo and the make-ups are unprofessional made, like I said above. I thought it´s gonna be a campaign store, in starcoins! 

                                                          Well, will you buy something ? 
 Let me know! 


MSW: Interview with nelly000esparis

Suheily, Tiana and I will interview some of the finalists of MSW 2012!

I´m starting with nelly000esparis aka Gabija, the finalist of Lithuania.

credit: nelly000esparis 's presentation

First, would you like to introduce yourself?
Hey, I am Gabija (Gabi in stardoll ) from Lithuania. I am 15 years old girl (11/11 will be 16), who plays Stardoll for over 4 years now.
You archieved something that only 40 dolls have archieved this year: B
eing in the finals of the Miss Stardoll World contest! You´re place 16! How did you feel when you first saw you´re in the semi-finals, then in the finals and then place 16 ? Think of it, you´re the most visited lithuanian girl on Stardoll!

That was a really wonderful surprise to me, especially because this year I haven‘t asked for a single vote (unlike last year ), so I really wasn‘t thinking of making It to semi, but when the results showed up, It made me really happy! I enjoyed being in semi a lot, because I thought getting the most votes from my continent was impossible, while there were gorgeous and well known dolls competing with me. The day I logged into Stardoll, when all the finalists were clear, I firstly went to my doll‘s suite and saw people that were competing with me comments saying congratulations! Then I clicked on MSW page, where were shown all the finalists and I was so surprised! I thought I will never make It to the final, so that really made my day :D! It inspired me to create something new, so I decided to make some clothes and a pose for my doll using stardesign hair feature. After these few days of joy, here showed up the results! I was so happy to see myself in 16th place! Through all these years of playing stardoll It is my highest achievement so far!
Many people say you cant attain something at MSW or being a Covergirl without tons of stardollars! Whats your opinion ? You were both: a finalist at MSW and a Covergirl. Be honest: Did you advertise?

Well, there is some truth in that, but usually people say that before winning It. We shouldn‘t forget that most of people win covergirl by placing the highest places in daily catwalk or stardesign competitions. The day before I won covergirl, I placed 2nd place in catwalk, so that‘s why the next day I became a covergirl. For MSW competition I didn‘t advertise myself at all too, because that is something useless in my opinion, while practically everyone is advertising her/him self, It wouldn‘t give any goods. The only thing I was doing while some other people were advertising themselfs, I kept redressing my doll, to make It interesting for the voters‘s eyes .
Why do you think have you been voted ?

I am not sure, but some votes I know I got from some friends that supported me and while I was in semi, I kept changing my doll‘s looks, so maybe some of looks fitted different people‘s styles and that‘s how I got the votes from them :].
Who was your favourite finalist, except of you ?

There were 2 of them who I was sure will get the highest places this year. That is rojda32, because of her wonderful suite and everyday surprising looks and Kylie_angel, who looked like a perfect doll for MSW competition, her outfits were stunning aswell!
What would you recommend the other girls on Stardoll ? What was your secret ? How can they make it into the final round at the MSW contest next year ?

The first thing I think people would need to do is to decorate their suites, at least of few rooms. Secondly, their doll should look different apart from others, for example I was one of few dark dolls in semi and final, which may could of make me stand out and be more seenable. Of course, I am not saying that you should change your current there are many ways to make your doll look different, for example this year, the most popular way was creating clothes/poses for your doll using stardesign hairupdate, because you can make an original look, dresses or poses that none else has.

Would you like to add something else ? :)
If you always wanted to achieve something, never give up and don‘t forget to put a lot of work to make It, so people one day can say:“She derserves It“!

Thank you for letting me interview you!
;D Thank You!

There are more interviews with finalists coming!

November Hotbuys Spoiler!

Hello Dollies,

Stardoll published the spoiler about the 10 Hotbuys of the next month.
Like always, they are pink and purple. 
Well, I think they are okay.  I like the furry purse, the two pair of shoes,the drape scarf and the background, it´s so secretful! The faux fur coat is okay.
I don´t like the other things. They´re unelegant. Stardoll is there to wear things which we wouldn´t ever wear in real life: extravagant clothes, well, for some of us. 


The first hotbuy in the shops will be the coat, on November, 2nd.

I think the ones from last year (November) were way better, especially the colors! What do you think ? 
Hot or Not ? Vote in the poll! 



Snow white just became real!

 I must share it with you!
By looking through medolls, I found wwwhhhiiitteee !

Her whole page is white: her doll, her presentation, her sceneries, all!

I would turn crazy if my suite would be so white! I know, white is the color of peace, but when it´s too much, it´s really too much. 

But she did a great jobs, and when I read her presentation, I see she made many archievements, even she's only level 30 !

3/3/10: 4th Place Scenery Winner
3/2/10: 2nd Place Scenery Winner
3/1/10: 4th Place Covergirl
2/28/10: 1st Place Scenery Winner
2/27/10: 2nd Place Scenery Winner
2/7/10: 5th Place Scenery Winner

What do you think of her ? Would you make your medoll white ?
If you will ever make a bet with someone, to make your medoll white, then think about what a white MeDoll is! 

The First Word

Dear readers,
First, I just want to say that I am very thankful that you visited my blog. Perhaps you know me, I´m Clara_Clary, or perhaps you saw my doll the first time when I have avertised about my blog.
I had many blogs until now, but without success. Maybe this blog will be a success, maybe not, but everything is possible.
I think you´re confused, because you don´t know what this blog is about
- It´s all about Stardoll - about the new features, news & Co. No, I´m not gonna post spoilers or free items - I´m gonna make reviews about the new things, like Hotbuys, shops, etc. Well, maybe not only stardoll, but fashion & trends, too. That´s why the blog is named " THE REVIEW" .
Now, I don´t have many things to say.
I hope you are not gonna regret that you read it.
Oh yes, I just remembered:  more writers would be nice! Contact me in my guestbook.

Hotbuys - all about - Hotbuys !

It all began 71 months ago, with the December 2006 hotbuys.

Not my favourite ones, but hotbuys began to get better and better, and then, uglier. 
Nowadays there is TOO much pink, purple & blue. I like those colors, but this is TOO much.
The second problem is, they are overpriced. 20 sd for a simple T-shirt ? Well, the only hope is that in 5 years they will be rare, but when I look at them, I don´t think so. 
When I was new on Stardoll, early 2009, I didn´t give so much attention to hotbuys, because I couldn´t buy them since I wasn´t a superstar. But I remember, there were some hotbuys boots, in February 2009, they appeared on the same day I signed up! They cost 5 sd and they were for non-superstars, too!

Yes, I know, now when starcoins appeared, stardoll changed eevrything that was for non-superstars in starcoins, even it was worth 5 sd = 50 starcoins, not 5
Well, that´s stardoll and we can´t change it, right ?
So what you should remember => hotbuys became ugly (with exceptions) and overpriced (without exceptions).