I won't bother with pictures, as they're already well covered in the starting post.
I broke and ended up getting this doll when I went to the Boutique and Bistro in Dallas. Well, my mom told me to pick out doll (other than the one I was already buying) and she'd buy it and the Purchase With Purchase available at that time as a Christmas gift. I was drawn to #30 and kept coming back to her after walking away. She appeared in many of the displays that they had set up at the store, so it was difficult to get away.
I had already customized an Ivy to look similar prior to this doll coming out; and I had a change of heart and decided to change her back into Ivy and get many of Julie's things for her (since I'll not have an actual Julie -- I'm customizing the one I bought).
That's off my chest, so now I can move on.
#30 is a great doll. And while I do agree that her hair is a bit on the thin side; it is natural to the hairstyle. My own hair is cut in much the same way, and ponytails and braids tend to look thin and somewhat messy.
I do wish her part were a little more to the side though, centered with the pupil of her eye rather than lined up with the inside edge of her eyebrow. But I think I can get over it.
Natalie (custom Julie), Leigh (semi-custom #30), and Shelbie (custom Nellie) Not Pictured: Molly Blog|Flickr