Sister, Sister, Sister So Fair!

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Happiest of greetings Pink Bubbles Doll Spa followers…if there are any of you still out there! I do hope so but I’m frankly slightly afraid I’ll hear nothing but crickets after such a long absence…but I’m posting this entry anyway!

I know my dears, it’s been ages since I’ve sat down and given you all a “fly on the wall – behind-the-scenes” glimpse inside these pink velvet and golden foiled flocked walls of Pink Bubbles…so let’s just jump right back in!

To come up to date with all of you, the spa is still very busy with clients constantly coming and going…almost too busy at times with no rest for the wicked or obviously any time for blog posts either apparently! Our staff continues to work very hard keeping this cruise ship afloat and all our Pink Bubbles guests looking their absolute best. By the way Vera, Daffy, Beatrice and Madge asked me to send all of you their love!

Speaking of staff, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the newest member of the P.B.D.S. family “Bunny” who’s come on-board as our official spa photographer…so big “Pink Bubbles Hugs!” to  our very own Bunny! Such a sweet girl who really knows her way around a flash cube I can tell you that! A long-time “shutterbug” Bunny happens to have been a former model herself whose infamous pin-up poses in certain gentleman’s magazines (which I’m sure none of you have seen but your husbands might very well have!) were quite the talk of this small community some time ago…but I in good taste refuse to bring up her sordid past as to keep her personal business private and rely on you to do the same! Bunny brings her “assorted” experiences as a model and her deft work handling a Brownie to the Pink Bubble’s table while working with our sometimes camera shy guests during their very own before & after glamor sittings featured on this very site! I do admit that most guests are hesitant in taking those sometimes god-awful “before” snaps but I must insist as it’s the only way to really see how far they’ve come in the looks department after completing their visits. I’m afraid it’s the price you must pay to become a Pink Bubble’s Girl or more commonly known in this town as a traffic-stopping eyeful!

To start off my hopefully “resuscitated-from-the-dead” posts, I’d like you all to meet the soon to be lovely Gabrielski sisters who flew in all the way from New Jersey!

Dr. Marcia, the eldest of the trio owns and operates her own very successful dental practice:

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Middle sister Bobbi Sue is the dental office receptionist:

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And finally the youngest Abby, the Dental Hygienist:

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As all of you know very well I’m not one to repeat gossip…so you better listen very closely the first time! To tell the truth Daffy is really responsible for most of this information since as you know clients tend to spill at the wash bowl…it’s either Daffy’s skilled hands at “suds-ing up” or the effects of those ever-flowing Apple-tini’s she mixes up in the break room for our guests! Anyway spilled to Daffy and now spilled to you…

Now according to Daffy, Dr. Marcia decided to treat her sisters to this cross-country jaunt, destination Pink Bubbles for Christmas…what a generous Sis! Marcia is MARRIED with two perfect children, perfect business and of course a PERFECT BOYFRIEND (that’s right readers!) who is many years younger than she and works at the deli down the street from her office. She really wanted a spa make-over as she thinks her boyfriend Angelo is getting bored lately and has been making googly eyes at her sister Bobbi Sue!

Remember now, middle sister Bobbi Sue is the receptionists in Dr. Marcia’s office…that is when she shows up…according to Marcia/Daffy/Me and now you! Known as “wild one” Bobbi Sue has never really settled down and currently lives with three cats and two on and off again boyfriends…(Lord help her now possibly three!) Bobbi Sue said she wanted to come to Pink Bubbles because she is so tired of all the men in her life and wants to be able to support herself and the cats on her own. She really needs a raise to do so and thinks this is the perfect time to ask for one during this sister-bonding trip with Marcia…

Now Abby, the youngest is the sweet, smart, quiet one.  She’s the dental hygienist in Marcia’s office. Abby has lived with her boyfriend Sean for ten years now! Sean is very sweet…but there still isn’t a ring on Abby’s finger which is why she wanted to get away to the spa for a “new do” and talk with  her sisters on how to get Sean to propose! Heaven’s to Betsy! I swear I’ve seen this story line on “The Secret Storm!”

This is good stuff readers and just a small sampling of what we hear around here on a daily basis! Now we can’t solve our clients personal problems, all we can do is lend an ear, fill their empty glasses, make them beautiful and of course report back to you!  I don’t know how all this is going to end up but I’ve been promised an update from New Jersey once the gals get home so stay tuned…

For now let’s take a look at Bunny’s before & after portfolio of these “never a dull moment!” sisters:

First up Dr. Marcia Gabrielski:

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Bobbi Sue Gabrielski:

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Abby Gabrielski:

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Will Dr. Marcia find perfect happiness balancing home, husband, children and toy-boy Angelo? Will Bobbi Sue find independence for her and her cats and reject the roving-eye of Angelo? Will Abby finally wear Sean’s ring?

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Tune in tomorrow for the next installment of “The Secret Storm!”

Many thanks to Kathleen for booking her girls in to Pink Bubbles and inspiring this post with her wonderful bio’s of the Gabrielski sisters! Looking forward to hearing how it all works out Kathleen…keep our readers posted!

Till next time…stay beautiful dolls!

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Making Their Dreams Come True!

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P.B.D.S. Clients – #0044 & #0045

From the collection of Greg!

 All dolls have secret lives as we all know. Here’s a peek into one of them…

“Give ’em any chance they’ll take it, read ’em any rule they’ll break it!” is exactly how I would describe the next two gals who recently visited us here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Laverne and her best pal Shirley are actually tenants of our very own Beatrice who rents the girls the up-stairs of her duplex in Burbank. Originally from Milwaukee, the two best friends decided to throw caution to the wind yet again (which is not unusual for these two by the way!) and leave their dreary jobs and the smell of hops behind them to chase their dreams here on the west coast.

Now Shirley will tell you her fondest dream has always been to marry a doctor and trust me, she intends to make it happen. With a fresh start here in California and with so many hospitals in the area, she hopes her volunteer candy striper days will soon be behind her! Independent minded Laverne dreams of opening her own business one day, much like her Pop’s “Pizza-Bowl” back home. Of course, a little “vo-dee-o-dodo!” with a certain Troy Donahue runs a close second!

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Like everybody else though, till their dreams actually do come true they gotta earn a living! These girls will try anything once and their recent gig as professional stunt women is proof of that! In fact that’s how they ended up here at the spa, needing to clean-up after their turn as body doubles for a couple of cave women in their first foray into acting. Let’s face it, Hollywood can be a dirty business…just ask Daffy!

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As you can all imagine, being carried off in the claws of a prehistoric pterodactyl and then being dropped into its nest as intended baby bird food for thirty-seven takes can be hard on a gals looks!

Witness it for yourself below:

They showed up here at the spa not only exhausted from the days filming, but in desperate need of practically all our beauty services.

Take a look…yikes!

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After their much-needed Pink Bubble’s Beauty Bath for Face & Body, they both had their hair washed and then conditioned by my assistant Daffy.

Shirley’s hair in particular was a matted mess and it took me a while to de-tangle her own “birds nest” she had going on!

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Of course refreshed make-up was also needed for both girls. Shirley received touch-ups on her lids and then a pretty shade of coral pink was mixed and applied to her lips. Her complexion was a little pale so I add a bit of blush as well.

Volia! Shirley’s now pretty as a picture!

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While Shirley chatted with Madge at the nail station, I turned my attention to her best pal Laverne. Her bubble-cut hairdo had seen better days as well:

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She benefited from a fresh hair set with the addition of some pretty curls added to frame her face. She also needed some attention to her chipped lids and her eyeshadow was repaired as well. By special request, her lip color was kept the lightest of the faded pinks it had become. It’s a great choice for her I must agree! Her frosty lips were contrasted by a kiss of warm pink blush to the cheeks followed by her turn at Madge’ manicurist’s table.

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Both girls were given Beatrice’s special forty-percent discount when it came time to select their “Safety-First” pearl earrings from Beatrice’s tray. The girls knew better than to refuse their landlady’s generous offer and selected matching sets!

Let’s take another look at the girls fabulous transformations:

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 Looking like brand-new dolls, the girls bid us all a quick goodbye and settled their bill with Vera. What a day these too had! Since they were both really tired, it was time to head home and get some much-needed rest. They’ll need it too. Shirley told us she was teaching Laverne to drive the very next day.

Listen up kids, take my advice and just stay off the streets…and the sidewalks for that matter!

Laverne & Shirley are once again on the loose!

Thanks again Greg for sending Laverne & Shirley to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! Keep an eye on those two!

Visit the “Book An Appointment” tab at the top of the page to treat your own doll to her own day of beauty at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Spa packages as well as individual services are available.

Please visit us again next week for another dolly adventure!

Guilty!

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P.B.D.S. Client – #0039

From the collection of Lyn!

 All dolls have secret lives as we all know…here’s a peek into one of them…

This is lovely Mia, a recent client who came in for an afternoon of pampering and relaxation…Pink Bubbles style! She cashed in one of our holiday spa gift certificates given to her by her boss. She’s really earned it too as she holds down a very high-stress job as a secretary down at “Bickers & Bickers” law firm. You see, Mr. and Mrs. Bickers are the top divorce lawyers here in our town…in fact our receptionist Vera’s hired them to represent her in all three of her’s!

Now Mrs. Bickers is also a very loyal client of mine and visits me here twice a month for her lavender tint touch-ups. She really depends on me to keep her looking good in front of the judge! She’s such a doll…why just last week she told me that she and Mr. Bickers just celebrated their 38th anniversary…of the law firm that is! Yes, they’re divorced 31 years, but the firm continues to thrive so they’re still together every single day. You know, sometimes you just can’t get rid of man…no matter how hard you try!

According to Mrs. Bickers, Mia, her personal secretary, gets a bit frazzled at times handling all those squabbling couples every day out there in the front office. That’s why she’s treating her to this day of beauty. She’s heard Mia say more than once that she feels like “tearing her own hair out” sometimes. And that would be a real shame too as she’s got the most delicious brunette side-part bubble…a really rare hairstyle for sure.

Now I’ve had many gals come through my station sporting bubble-cuts of every color and shape (not to mention condition!) but Mia’s rare style is among the very few I’ve had visit me here to date.

Here’s a quick snap of a true “side-part” bubble-cut hair-do:

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Mia requested a fresh wash and set of her hair and wanted to refresh her make-up a bit as well.

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To soothe her frayed nerves, Daffy put on some soft music and assisted Mia with her Pink Bubbles Beauty Bath for Face & Body. Then on to the shampoo bowl where a scalp massage was part of the deep cleansing treatment, followed by a conditioner. Once seated in my chair, a comb-out, reset and style were all on the docket!

With her hair set to perfection, I tidied up her shadow and added a bit of blush. Her lips were also returned to their original coral pink color, that is after I removed some pink waxy lipstick that didn’t suit her at all.

Below are Mia’s amazing results:

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In the court of public opinion, and I’m sure Mrs. Bicker would concur, the case is now closed.

Mia’s been found guilty…

Guilty of “Glamour in the Third Degree!”

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Now that’s what I call a mug-shot!

Thank you Lyn so much for sending in your ultra-rare side-part bubble for a day of beauty! I hope you both enjoyed your visit with us here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

P.S. Don’t forget, we do have appointments open. Treat your own doll to a day of beauty at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

I’ve listed specially priced spa packages on eBay this afternoon, so check them out. Just search for “Pink Bubbles Doll Spa” in their search engine.

Have a great weekend everyone and look for a new make-over tale next week!

Pink Bubble’s Double Bubble Trouble!

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P.B.D.S. Clients – #0033 & #0034

From the collection of Pat!

 All dolls have secret lives as we all know…here’s a peek into one of them…

Happy New Year Everyone!

Many of us start off the new year with a bit of the bubbly. In fact, Vera’s New Years Eve bender still hasn’t worn off…she’s wearing her dark sunglasses at her desk as we speak and it’s been three days! She won’t discuss it and I’m not going to ask. Must have been one hell’eva night though. Don’t worry, she can’t hear us…she’s just gone back to the lounge, probably looking for more aspirin.

Anyway, I thought this sparkling pair of Bubble Cut sisters would be a perfect way to ring in another great year of fabulous make-over stories here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa.

First up is Ada, the red-haired Miss of the bubble-haired sister duo.

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Ada started her transformation with the help of Daffy who assisted her with her Pink Bubbles Beauty Bath for Face & Body. She then had her hair washed and conditioned before she returned to my chair for her comb-out. With her face scrubbed clean I saw that she had no eyebrows at all and her smudgy lips were gone as well. Anything other than original face paint always comes off during our special cleaning process.

Now everyone knows I love a blank canvas and Ada needed the works! But first things first, I started with her hair and chose to style it away from her face with pretty curls at the temples before I set it.

New brows, work to her eyes, eyeshadow and lids revealed a lovely set of peepers! A fresh application of new lip color and healthy blush revealed what I knew was there all along, an elegant gal ready to face the new year!

Hang on to your hats and blow your party horns folks…here’s the new Ada!

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Enjoy her before & after pictures below: 

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Now let’s meet Ada’s sister Ida!

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Can you guess which one still has her natural-born color readers? I’d tell you, but it wouldn’t be polite discussing my clients personal business. I’ll leave you all to guess, but remember, only her hairdresser knows for sure!

DSC06996While I had been tending to Ada, Ida was in the capable hands of Daffy and was already prepped and ready to begin. I combed out her bubble and reset the style so it was closer to the head. I love big hair, but let’s keep it under control ladies! (By the way, Ida blamed her inflated bubble on the windy trip here in her sisters Corvair convertible. I knew it was really due to missed hair appointments… but you didn’t hear that from me!)

Unlike her sister, Ida had her original brows, which by the way, were a lovely shade of natural blonde (Hint – hint!) Her great looking eyes only needed a light touch-up and I evened out her blue shadow and repaired her chipped lids. I then whipped up a close match to her original lip color and filled them in. A final touch of cheek blush was all that was needed to finish her up and she just loved her results!

Ida treated both herself and her sister to lovely pairs of new pearl earrings provided by the ever vigilant (and commissioned) Beatrice from our gift shop, who by the way eyes my clients progress and knows just when to strike, I mean appear, with her tray. She’s saving up for a new color television and is relentless!

Take a peek at Ida’s results below:

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Picture7With their afternoon of beauty treatments behind them, the sisters decided to show off their new looks and have lunch out before returning home. I had Daffy fetch me a pair of complimentary Pink Bubbles head scarves. They’re so chic! Clear plastic with pink bubbles printed on them and a handy snap closure at the chin. “Keep those bubbles safe girls on the way home. Especially if you keep the top down!” I whispered to them as they tip-toed passed an elegantly snoozing Vera!

Thanks Pat for sending your gals to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

P.S. Don’t forget, we do have appointments open. Treat your own doll to a day of beauty at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

I’ve listed specially priced spa packages on eBay this afternoon, so check them out. Just search for “Pink Bubbles Doll Spa” under “Dolls” in the search engine.

Have a great weekend everyone and Happy New Year to you all!

“Keepin’ It Fresh” Since 1963!

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P.B.D.S. Client – #0026

From the collection of Cathy!

All dolls have secret lives as we all know…here’s a peek into one of them!

Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than a stale sandwich! Here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa our staff takes turns one day a week and brings in lunch for the other girls. It breaks up lunch-packing monotony and gives us all more variety. Since there are five of us here; myself, Vera, Beatrice, Madge and Daffy, we have five lunches covered with only one day to figure it out on our own. Friday’s are Daffy’s day to provide and though she tries hard, it’s hit or miss to say the least!

Today, Daffy’s lunch menu consisted of Devils Food chicken spread on rye bread, cantaloupe slices and Dr. Pepper. For desert, Hostess Snow Balls, you know, the hot pink coconut marshmallow cakes with the creamy middle. Poor Daffy, I hope she finds a husband who can cook…for his sake! Besides the clashing tastes of our lunchtime bounty, the rye bread was stale. Not because it wasn’t fresh, but the wax paper opened up and the sandwiches got to air out since the early morning hours.

Why am I rattling on about stale sandwiches you may wonder? Because it leads me to Carol, my next spa client! Carol’s a real doll, not to mention our local Tupperware lady. As a matter of fact it was Carol who offered me escape from adding Daffy’s snowball snack cake to the churning ingredients fighting in my stomach from lunch!

Carol came rushing into the spa to set up for the Tupperware party slated for 7:00 that evening. Why is there going to be a Tupperware party at Pink Bubbles you may wonder? Because frankly, I wanted those adorable hot pink drinking cups with the embedded silver glitter I was offered as a hostess gift! As a bonus, I also thought it would be a great way to meet the ladies of the area, you know, the ones who just might make an appointment with us in the future!

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With only a few hours to set up, Carol really needed to reserve some time in my chair as well! Always well-groomed, I’ve never seen her in such a state of disarray. Running a house and business on the side can really take its toll apparently! She was desperate for a quick wash, tease & set before the party and luckily for her, I’m also in the business of “keepin’ it fresh!” The harried hostess with a head for business needed that same head transformed, but quick. Let’s face it, she wasn’t going to make a very good impression, not to mention many sales with her customers looking this way!

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She started off with a relaxing Pink Bubbles Beauty Bath for Face & Body. Refreshed, she had her Bubble hairdo washed, set and styled. I also freshened up her make-up by touching up her brows, eyes and beautiful full lips. Madge gave her a Mani & Pedi in exchange for a generous mixing bowl discount!

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 The girls here on the staff are staying after work to attend Carol’s Party. We’ve all decided to chip in and surprise Daffy with her first set of Tupperware, the sandwich keepers! Hopefully it won’t be long before Carol gets them in!

By the way, here’s Carol now! Let’s get the party started!

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Please enjoy Carol’s before & after photos below!

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Thank you Carol and Cathy for visiting us here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! Come back again real soon!

P.S. Don’t forget, we have appointments open! Treat your doll to a day at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

I’ve listed specially priced spa packages on Ebay this afternoon, so check it out!

Just search for “Pink Bubbles Doll Spa” under “Dolls” in the search engine on Ebay.

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

 

 


An Apple-tini a day keeps…well you know the rest!

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P.B.D.S. Client File – #0001

From the collection of Robin!

All dolls have secret lives as we all know! Here’s a peek into one of them!

Greetings from The Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! The doll featured in today’s post is from the collection of Robin. This is a childhood doll and she entrusted her to our staff here at The Pink Bubbles Doll Spa. Robin, we hope you are happy with the results and aren’t too shocked by the story our longtime stylist Trudy uncovered!

 “Now listen up Sweetie! You know I’m not one to repeat gossip! So you better be sure you listen close the first time!”

“I always like to keep my closest friends informed whenever someone really interesting comes in and out of here, especially someone like this little lady. She was a real humdinger!”

“Anyway, It was about 8:30 in the morning when I unlocked the front doors of the spa to start my day and I couldn’t help but notice the dirty blonde bubble peering at me from around the corner of the building. Now when I say she was a dirty blonde bubble dear, I’m not talking about the shade of her hair, if you know what I mean! She definitely looked like she could use one of our patented Pink Bubbles Doll Spa beauty baths!”

“Well anyway, she knew I had seen her, but for some reason ducked out of view. It was strange, but I just dismissed it. That is, till I saw her staring at me through the front window. Well now she was really starting to creep me out! So I motioned for her to come on in, and after looking up and down the street and then back at me again, she finally starts towards the door. Honestly, she made me so nervous I hid my pocketbook in the coat check!”

“Well she told me her name was Barb and rarely ever leaves her Dream Kitchen. She said it had been such a long while since she had booked a beauty appointment. “No kidding, you’d never know it!” I  said. “Have a seat!”

“Now as you all know, my clients feel so comfortable here in our spa that within minutes they usually give me their whole life story. This gal was no exception. It’s like a form of therapy I guess. I’ve always been a good listener. Talk about a pent-up chatterbox! She spilled she was a divorced mother of two, and her daughters, though grown mind you, still live with her at home. Can you imagine! Her ex had taken up with some other doll from the wrong side of the tracks years ago and she has since spent every minute and every penny she ever has on her girls, trying to make up for him being gone, the jerk. Neither one of her girls ever got over their Fathers antics and never moved forward from the shock. One daughter, her oldest, was a beauty title winner a few years back and now won’t even leave the house. The other, the complete opposite. A bookworm, with no interest in men at all.”

“She also told me she has had a splitting migraine for the last 22 years. Coincidentally, the exact amount of time her Husband has been shackin’ up. Hmmm.”

“Barb told me she felt finally, (after watching a Dr. Phil on TV), ready to let go of the past and take some time for herself. “Freshen up a bit for her girls” as she put it “and start a new life for their sake.” Well not exactly a selfish motive for an over-protecting mother of two fully grown daughters in their late 30’s I thought, but its a start!”

“Well let me tell you! After many hours of hard labor, and my feet are killing me by the way, three requested Apple-tini’s from the bar down the street, (did you know they deliver?) and half a Vicadin she found at the bottom of her purse later, she looks at her reflection in the mirror and do you know what she says? “I can’t believe it! My migraine’s gone!” Yes, it’s shocking but true!”

“You know, turns out Barb is a real nice gal who somehow just got stuck in the past, frozen in her Dream Kitchen getting covered with dust, worrying about her girls. She was so happy with results of her makeover and “the new her” as she put it, that she says she will be sending her daughters in to see us soon. IF she can get them to come out of their rooms mind you! I was happy to hear it, cause we sure could use the business!”

“Well, between you and me, I really have to admit Barb had a lot of courage to come into such a glamorous spa like ours after all she’s been through and looking like she did!”

“Oh sweet Barb, she’s so excited about the prospects of her new life. She hugged me as she left the spa, a new doll I tell you! You know, I watched her through that window as she blew me a kiss. She looked so happy! Smiling and waving to strangers as she began spiraling down the sidewalk towards home. I guess it was that third Apple-tini! Thank goodness she wasn’t driving! I would have called her a cab!”

“Gee, best of luck to ya Barb! Come back anytime!”

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Robin’s Bubble Cut enjoyed our patented Pink Bubbles Doll Spa Beauty Bath for face and body. She had her hair washed, conditioned and re-set. Her brows were re-painted as well as her lips. She chose a cheerful shade of pink lipstick which really suits her! Her new look was complimented with a fresh pair of “Safety-First!” replacement pearl earrings. Lets raise our Apple-tini’s and toast Barb! She feels (and looks) like a new doll!
 

Thanks Robin and Barb for visiting us here at The Pink Bubble’s Doll Spa!