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Gigi is so cute, but has a few minor quality issues
on August 5, 2013
I am so excited to have finally got my hands on Gigi. I ordered here directly through amazon so of course I could not pick out the doll which is proving to be more of a gamble these days. She is adorable, but I was soooo sad to find that there are a few quality control issues. The doll I got has flaws in the paint on her lips, and with her hair. There are large noticeable gaps between the hair plugs all along the hairline. This hair flaw seems quite common as I have seen many photos of Gigi with this issue. Regardless...I will start with the review. I love her bubble gum pink skintone. It is very pretty. Her hair is a very dark pink in the front, and a burnt orange/bronzey color in the back. Her hair is drawn into a high ponytail on top of her head and wraps around into a curl at the end. To me it looks reminiscent of a scorpion's tail which fits in with the genie theme and her pet. On her upper chest she has a hot pink scorpion design painted on (it is the same design as on her earrings). I am not sure if this is supposed to be a permanent tattoo or a representation of Mendhi. All over her body she has little lines molded right into her skin. It looks almost armor like. Her nails are very long and pointy. Again, this reminds me very much of a scorpion. It seems that she is either meant to be part scorpion, or at the very least look like one. Her face paint is quite pretty. She has light blue eyes, and light blue shadow lining her upper and lower eyelids. She has shimmering gold shadow from the crease of her eye up to her eyebrow. She has a dusting of freckles on each of her cheeks. Her lips are a glossy very deep pink shade that is very similar to the shade of her hair. As I said above, my doll has a little paint flaw on her top lip. There is some overspray of the color onto her face and the lipline is choppy and uneven. It is not horrible, but it is certainly noticeable. On her chin she has the most adorable little dimple. Her ears are very pointy and she has metallic gold earrings with a molded scorpion design. She wears matching metallic gold bracelets on each wrist. Her jumpsuit is very detailed. The bodice is metallic blue on the right side, and metallic hot pink on the right. She has a black with gold glitter cummerbund style waistband. The bottom half of the jumpsuit is black harem pant style knee length pantaloons with intricate metallic gold designs. Her shoes are bright hot pink and have a heeless/gravity wedge styling. Her shoes also have little curled up points at the toe!! They do not have gold on the wedge as shown, but do have a gold buckle across her instep. She has her metallic gold "lantern". Her pet Sultan Sting is a purple scorpion. He is quite cute and detailed right down to his little pinchers and stinger!! She comes with a black stand, black brush, and her diary. Overall Gigi is absolutely adorable, I just wish Mattel didn't drop the ball on quality control again.