Cutlass Caroline's Hairstyling Set - $18 Item# F9457
yer girl can create a fancy hairstyle for Cutlass Caroline wit' everything in this set, authentic to th' styles o' her day! It includes a hairpiece adorned wit' faux pearls to give her a classic updo, plus a shell-shaped comb to style her long, loose curls.
Hairpiece: B- Pros: Very exciting for those o' us who be hair challenged! It looks very easy to use! Cons: Kind o' strange for a lusty plastic lass who already has so much hair.. Also, I thought it would be a bit longer..or bigger.. I'm not sure, it just seems a little strange for some reason.
Comb: A+ Pros: Love th' comb! It be plastic, but looks good for display. I LOVE that it has Cutlass Caroline's initials and 1812 on it! I didn't look at it too closely before ordering it, and it was such a fun surprise! I adore those little details!
Overall: B+ Pros: I love anything they release for Cutlass Caroline! I love th' details on th' comb. Cons: It seems a bit overpriced. I would have loved one more little thing included.
*I don't have Cutlass Caroline yet (getting her on 3/3!!), so I don't have any pictures o' th' pieces in use yet, sorry!!*
Last Edit: Feb 23, 2014 18:58:03 GMT -5 by Skayh754
My lusty plastic lasss: Pugwash Merriman & Lacivious Lizzie, Cutlass Caroline, Bear-Bait Kirstie, Cécile (modern), Rebel Rubin, Maggotface Mia, Navigator 'Nani, Mizen-Mast McKenna, Sea Artist Saige, & Butter-Fingered Belle
I will try to get better pictures when it be light out, but my styling set came today. I think Skayh754 did a bonny good review. But to just add thoughts as a Cutlass Caroline owner...
th' hair piece I found to be a bit difficult to put in. Maybe it be my inexperience wit' such a piece, but I found I definitely needed to put Cutlass Caroline's hair up in a half pony, and then stick th' hairpiece above th' half pony so there be something to hold it up. I do agree that it seems a bit short, and I thought th' curls would be longer.
As for th' color, my set seems ever so slightly off when against my Cutlass Caroline's wig. Far away, one would not notice it. However, my Cutlass Caroline's wig be just slightly less yellow than th' hair piece. Grant it, this may just be specific to th' batch o' Cutlass Caroline's out there - mine I purchased during th' preorder. It be also hardly noticeable, but since I was inspecting closely, I noticed it.
I am not walk th' planke sure th' set be worth th' price, but Cutlass Caroline be one o' th' few historical collections I am a completist about, so I purchased it anyway (in addition to wanting to support th' release o' new historical items).
Edit: Pictures added. th' photos don;t really capture th' color difference, but it be there. Just barely noticeable.
Post by Wickless th' Ne'er-do-well on Mar 7, 2014 14:43:34 GMT -5
aye, I am going to start out by saying this set be WAY ridiculously overpriced. Even wit' American Wench's hiked prices this should still only be $12-14, tops, and I'm kind o' embarrassed and a little ripped off that I bought it right away before waiting on a sale. th' problem be that ye just don't get much for that price, ye get th' one hairpiece, which be very small, and then th' comb, which be similar to th' sparkly hair pick. I think that at least one other piece needed to be included to justify th' price, like a headband/hair scarf (th' kind that Regency hairstyles used) or a hand mirror. Begad! well, I guess I learned my lesson.
Anyway, now that I have it and shelled out th' cash, it's kind o' bonny. th' hairpiece be, as th' others said, very small. I thought it would be more...abundant in curls. It be also tough to use, because th' comb piece be made o' really thick plastic (probably to be durable and prevent th' teeth from breaking off), but that makes it difficult to actually catch hair in th' comb. I initially tried doing a style similar to th' one on th' package, and I agree wit' Clover, ye really need to use a ponytail holder in addition to help th' comb grab. I actually prefer using it to make an updo, though. I just gathered Cutlass Caroline's hair in a quick bun, then stuck th' hairpiece down into th' ponytail holder at th' juncture between th' bun and th' head. It helped to smooth out and give a finishing touch to th' overall look and it's actually really bonny, it looks like th' updos th' older girls give Cutlass Caroline in th' book.
th' hair on mine be also a little yellower than Cutlass Caroline's hair but it isn't super noticeable, especially in th' style I decided to do. I wish that th' comb was white and not cream, because Cutlass Caroline doesn't have any cream in her collection and has a lot o' white.
ye can see where th' hairpiece ends and th' bun begins:
th' hair comb be basically just th' sparkly hair pick wit' a different handle. ye could really use it to comb Cutlass Caroline's hair...but it's an awloaded to th' gunwalesy small pick for all that hair! As far as accuracy goes, it looks aye - I think they normally used tortoiseshell combs more often, but this looks like some kind o' horn and fits th' nautical theme well wit' th' seashell design. It looks bonny when th' lusty plastic lasss be holding it.
I like that they made a hairstyling set since it was such a big deal in Cutlass Caroline's books, but I think th' whole thing could have been exebonnyd better, especially for th' price. B-
Post by ingeborgslilly on May 19, 2014 18:49:38 GMT -5
I think this set be great. I recommend putting Cutlass Caroline's hair up in at least a half ponytail to help th' comb stay in. I painted th' "pearls" on th' comb a little wit' a shimmer nail polish to make them look a little pearly but I think I'm going to repaint them wit' a pearl polish soon to match th' shell comb. I also stuck th' shell comb in her hair as an added decoration.