P.B.D.S. Client – #0020
From the collection of Robin!
The year was 1967. Ponytails, Swirls, Bubbles and yes, even American Girls were shaking in their little plastic pumps. ‘Twist-N-Turn’ Barbie was here! Rumor on the streets was for less than a couple of bucks any of the afore-mentioned dolls could be traded in for the new model, ending up God knows where. Caused dolly nightmares across the land!
Well, being new, young and fresh (not to mention being able to twist at the waist) came with a price. With the title of ‘It Girl’ comes responsibility, after all nothing is free.
For all the blessings the new T-N-T had, Robin felt her new childhood friend should “pay it forward” long before any of us knew what that meant. Being the newest AND considered the best doll in little Robin Gee’s world meant you were destined to be “Goodwill Ambassador” to all her playmates that would visit. After all, according to Robin, a guest should always have the best!
Now it’s not fair to say Miss T-N-T could be had for the price of a milk shake. It was her job to entertain the masses, and entertain them all she certainly did! Passed through the hands of many, she definitely earned her keep.
After a long career in lets say “entertainment” this poor girl needed to freshen up a bit and Robin has treated her to a day at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!
With her hostess days far behind her, T-N-T Barbie can now finally retire in style. With her fresh make-over, she can pretend it all just never happened!
(Robin, T-N-T Barbie says her original orange hair ribbon was taken as a “souvenir” by an overly amorous visitor in the 60’s. We have sent our new shampoo girl Daphie out to locate one for her before she returns home.)
Here she is folks, new for ’67 and 2013 – Robin’s childhood T-N-T Barbie doll!
Robin’s T-N-T earned a well deserved Pink Bubbles Beauty Bath for Face & Body. She had her hair washed and re-set. She had a color wash treatment to address some complexion fading. She also had a light touch-up to her lips.
Thank you Robin for sending your T-N-T Barbie to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!
AN ENCHANTING NEW KIND OF SORCERY –
TWO THOUSAND YEARS OLD!
It takes a lot more than a pair of violet peepers to keep your Ken doll sending serious jewelry! Just ask celebrity client and friend of the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa, Miss Elizabeth Taylor. “La Liz” would like to share with our P.B.D.S. readers an exciting new make-up trend sure to keeps those rocks coming your way!
Liz models the ancient Egyptian look for you to wear now . . .
Cleopatra herself would never have told, but Liz will!
2,000 years after Cleopatra used her beauty secrets to such outrageously unfair feminine advantage, Liz revives them for you in a wonderfully wearable modern adaption.
A centuries-old bewitchery brought brilliantly up-to-date!
“The magic begins with your “Sphinx Eyes'” says Liz. “Draw him into your gaze with your kohl-lined lids and he’ll become your own personal Marc Anthony!” laughs Liz.” I adore sparkle as you all know, so don’t be afraid of bold glittery eye shadows as well.”
“Add to it the provocative flattery of ‘SPHINX PINK’ – Revlon’s new shade for lips and fingertips.” she continued. “You’ll have him worshiping at your feet in no time!”
With her advice, you’ll suddenly span 2,000 years with fashions (and Liz’s) favorite look – The Cleopatra Look!
There you have it, straight from the beautiful lips of Liz herself!
If you’d like to view the entire ‘Sphinx Pink’ line, please see Beatrice in our gift shop. She’ll be happy to show you!
P.B.D.S. Client – #19
From the collection of Aladina of Italy!
I love playing music here at the spa during business hours. Softly of course! It sets the creative mood for our stylists, and if the proper tune is played, relaxes our clients. Call me old-fashioned, but classical music, feel-good pop tunes or any of my favorite country queens will do. Tammy, Loretta and of course, I will always love Miss Dolly! One type of music I will not play in the spa is that awful “Rock ’n Roll” that’s so popular with today’s kids. Give us a lovely ballad any day!
Which brings me to our next Pink Bubbles Doll Spa guest. Though quite an attractive, albeit, shall we say “earthy” girl, our new client arrived without an appointment, which by the way is a big no-no with Vera! On top of that she had one of those new portable transistor radios, which was blaring an awful tune sung by something called a rolling stone! Vera promptly confiscated it and turned the blasted thing off saving all of our eardrums. Forcing a smile, Vera said “I’ll hold this for you dear!”
Now, I’m all for young dolls choosing their own path, but when that particularly dusty trail leads you to such a state of disarray, I’d say you better re-think it! This wayward “Love Child” would be better off listening to her Mother and spending less time “rockin’ out” on her wobbly doll stand! To give the child credit, she did come in for some help, so there is hope! Though she dropped in unannounced, I knew there was a Mother out there somewhere that would thank me for my efforts, so off we went…
An over-due Pink Bubbles Beauty Bath for Face & Body was first on our agenda. Years of grit and grime were replaced by quite a lovely complexion. She had full, dark beautiful lashes, which were quite striking with her bright blue eyes. Then on to the hair department for a wash & set. A beautifully streaked blonde hair color emerged from the bubbles. As far as style, she wouldn’t go for anything fancy, she wanted it left long and free. She also insisted on wearing that nutty headband, and wanted no additional jewelry either, much to the dismay of Beatrice!
Though little effort was made, the results were monumental in my book! No longer a frightful hippie chick, she was now a very pretty doll. She was also very sweet and thanked me for my work as she adjusted her long fringed bracelet thingy’s. She then stopped at Vera’s desk to pay her bill and collected her radio. Turning it on, she turned to us all and gave us the peace sign with a new, lovely clean hand. “So long Grandma!” was her parting shot to Vera, who needless to say, was not amused!
This lovely “Live-Action” doll is all set to party like it’s 1971! She plans on meeting up with her pals P.J., Christie & Ken at the rock concert tonight. Won’t they be surprised how well she’s cleaned up her act! Don’t forget to tell P.J. and Christie about Pink Bubbles Barbie!
This groovy chick tuned out and enjoyed a Pink Bubble’s Beauty Bath for Face & Body. She then had her sunny blonde locks washed, conditioned and set. No need for anything else. Her original outfit, complete with hard to find fringed bracelets and flats was located and she was re-dressed as original. Now she’s practically good as new!
Three cheers for Barbie!
Hippie, Hippie, Hooray!
Till next time, “Peace!” everyone!
P.B.D.S. Client – #0018
From the collection of the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!
This lovely R.N. stopped by the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa this afternoon for a quick touch-up. A spa regular, Julia had just pulled a double shift at the hospital and needed a little extra help to ready herself for a date with Brad later in the evening. She had a large box with her and excitedly showed me the new outfit inside. “It’s called “Candlelight Capers” what do you think?” “It’s a knock-out Julia, Brad’s a lucky fella!” I told her. She smiled and headed for the dressing room.
She returned wearing our standard pink and white spa towel. Julia treated herself to our relaxing Pink Bubbles Beauty Bath for Face & Body. She had her hair washed and re-set, then had her lipstick refreshed. Looking like a million, she redressed herself in her white uniform, grabbed her purse and headed towards the door.
“Julia, wait!” I shouted as I dashed back into the dressing room. Grabbing the large box, I hurried back. Handing it to her, I said “Don’t forget this!” “Oh my! Thank you!” she replied. “Well, what would dinner be without a little “Candlelight?” I replied with a wink. “We’ll see ya again soon Julia!”
“You sure will, but luckily not again today!” she said tapping the box. “Have a good time!” I told her. She just smiled and off she went!
Julia enjoyed a Pink Bubbles Doll Spa Beauty Bath for Face & Body. Her hair was washed and re-set to its original 1969 style! She needed her lips refreshed as well. Good as new!