new projects!

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We have a couple a new projects that we’ve been developing to prepare for the next few months before the year ends.

November planning (Vlog Theme)

Since we’re about to begin a new month, that means a new theme for doll page. November’s theme will be vlog themed and follow the dolls and the team and their day in the life activities.

“rEVOLve” Book

We also have started a new story project series. The “rEVOLve” series will follow a group of high school students and their musical journey together as a band. We’ve recently locked down the characters and can’t wait to start our first draft.

“Campus Life” Rewrite

Along with “rEVOLve”, I have also begun a rewrite of a book series that I started in high school. The “Campus Life” series project has always had a special place in my heart, so I’m excited to take story in a different direction than its original version.

s.p.o.t.s loft

One of our other big projects coming up for the holidays is the construction of our s.p.o.t.s loft, a two-story hangout space for the dolls for our doll page. Pictured below is a behind the scenes look at our tester set that was constructed to get measurements. The official debut of the finished project will be around Thanksgiving.

Prepping for the new year

And lastly, we are overall prepping for the new monthly themes for the new year! We are really excited to show what we have planned!

xoxo, Kennedy & Raigan

shades, pt.2

Here are some more makeup palettes for various Barbie skin tones using the Facey app.

The dark palettes were created for the Blue Top MTM skin tone.

DARK PALETTE 1

Foundation: F07 | Contour: C04 | Blush: B03 | Contacts: CL08 | Lipstick: L05 (Matte) | Eyeshadow: ES16 | Mascara: M12 (Black) | Eyeliner: EL06 (Black) | Eyebrows: N/A

DARK PALETTE 2

Foundation: F07 | Contour: C04 | Blush: B03 | Contacts: CL08 | Lipstick: L07 (Matte) | Eyeshadow: ES16 | Mascara: M12 (Black) | Eyeliner: EL06 (Black) | Eyebrows: N/A

The soft palettes were created for the MTM Soccer Player (Brunette) skin tone.

SOFT PALETTE 1

Foundation: F07 | Contour: C04 | Blush: B03 | Contacts: CL08 | Lipstick: L15 (Matte) | Eyeshadow: ES25 | Mascara: M12 (Black) | Eyeliner: EL06 (Black) | Eyebrows: N/A

SOFT PALETTE 2

Foundation: F07 | Contour: C04 | Blush: B03 | Contacts: CL08 | Lipstick: L15 (Matte) | Eyeshadow: ES12 | Mascara: M12 (Black) | Eyeliner: EL06 (Black) | Eyebrows: N/A

The natural palettes were created for the Yellow Top MTM skin tone.

NATURAL PALETTE 1

Foundation: F12 | Contour: C04 | Blush: B03 | Contacts: N/A | Lipstick: L17 | Eyeshadow: ES05 | Mascara: M12 (Black) | Eyeliner: EL06 (Black) | Eyebrows: N/A

NATURAL PALETTE 2

Foundation: F08 | Contour: C06 | Blush: B03 | Contacts: CL08 | Lipstick: L26 | Eyeshadow: ES58 | Mascara: M12 (Black) | Eyeliner: EL06 (Black) | Eyebrows: N/A

I hope you enjoyed this post! Stay tuned for a new post every Friday!

shades, pt.1

With Halloween just a few weeks away, I created some basic makeup shade palettes for various doll skin tones using the Facey app.

The pink makeup palettes were created for the Purple Top MTM (Made to Move) skin tone.

PINK PALETTE 1

Foundation: F04 | Contour: C04 | Blush: B03 | Contacts: N/A | Lipstick: L01 (Gloss) | Eyeshadow: ES16 | Mascara: M12 (Black) | Eyeliner: EL06 (Black) | Eyebrows: N/A

PINK PALETTE 2

Foundation: F04 | Contour: C04 | Blush: B02 | Contacts: CL09 | Lipstick: L08 | Eyeshadow: ES45 | Mascara: M12 (Black) | Eyeliner: EL06 (Black) | Eyebrows: N/A

The warm palettes were created for the BMR 1959 Neon Dress & Jacket MTM skin tone.

WARM PALETTE 1

Foundation: F07 | Contour: C04 | Blush: B03 | Contacts: CL08 | Lipstick: L17 | Eyeshadow: ES15 | Mascara: M12 (Black) | Eyeliner: EL06 (Black) | Eyebrows: N/A

WARM PALETTE 2

Foundation: F07 | Contour: C04 | Blush: B03 | Contacts: CL08 | Lipstick: L122 | Eyeshadow: ES65 | Mascara: M12 (Black) | Eyeliner: EL06 (Black) | Eyebrows: N/A

The cool palettes were created for the Pink Top MTM skin tone.

COOL PALETTE 1

Foundation: F05 | Contour: C04 | Blush: B03 | Contacts: CL09| Lipstick: L146 | Eyeshadow: ES54 | Mascara: M12 (Black) | Eyeliner: EL06 (Black) | Eyebrows: N/A

COOL PALETTE 2

Foundation: F05 | Contour: C04 | Blush: B03 | Contacts: CL09 | Lipstick: L12 | Eyeshadow: ES21 | Mascara: M12 (Black) | Eyeliner: EL06 (Black) | Eyebrows: N/A

I hope you enjoyed this post! Stay tuned for a new post every Friday!

Our Photography Tools

Our Photography Tools

We have a specific set of tools that we use to photograph our dolls for photo shoots. Overtime, our tools have changed, but here’s a glimpse into all of the tools we currently use to create content for the s.p.o.t.s dolls.

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Light Box. This is the primary tool for our photo shoots because it is what we photograph our dolls in. This light box set cost approximately $50 at the time and has been a great investment. The light box comes with a few different color backdrops, light filters, & two standing ring lights. Because of what we do, we primarily use the white backdrop and filter for easier editing, but it depends on what your photography subject is. Unfortunately, the light box we initially purchased is currently unavailable, but we will include the link below so you can find a similar one with the same tools.

*Alternative: Before we purchased the light box, and we used a DIY light box constructed with a cardboard box, white tissue paper, white duck tape, white poster board, and 2 LED desk lights. This is a bit of a cheaper alternative, but be sure to take caution while using it, since the tissue paper and box could possibly rip overtime or during a photo shoot. We also included the link on how to make the DIY light box from Pinterest.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CTNJD9B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_V6apFbVT6K8ZT

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Backdrops. Most light boxes that you can purchase should come with a backdrop or backdrops. We primarily use the white backdrop since it naturally brightens our photography subject/s in photos.

*Alternative: A simple white poster board is always an easy go-to for photo shoots. We use white poster boards for flat-lay photography and other photography subjects that are too big to fit in the light box.

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Ring Lights. Good lighting is key in photography. Ring lights are a great investment if you want to brighten up your photos and/or videos. The two ring lights that we have came with the light box and can stand on their own. However, we move them around and sometimes hold them while taking photos to get the right lighting.

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Additional Lighting. Even though you’re filming in a light box or something similar, additional lighting is key for photography. Natural lighting is usually the best in this case. However, we use a 5-light floor lamp to provide additional lighting.

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Camera. A camera is the top tool in photography. While a digital camera is a good investment, we primarily use our iPhone cameras for filming and editing.

Photography Subject. Last but not least is your photography subject. We typically photograph dolls and doll props, but you can photograph anything you like!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Stay tuned for a new blog post every Friday!

coming soon on s.p.o.t.s

We have been planning and working on some new content to feature here on the s.p.o.t.s blog. The content will feature all of the things we do behind the scenes to create our content for the s.p.o.t.s dolls Instagram page as well as some handmade DIY projects. Here’s a sneak peek into some of the things coming soon on s.p.o.t.s!

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