I did it.
I bought a Nono! ♥
It’s a really strange feeling to now have my dream doll actually be mine! I haven’t even taken her out of the box yet; I really want to “celebrate” it adequately. When I had the chance to see her in person at Dolpa, I knew I was in trouble! She’s a lot cuter in real life than in the promotional pictures. I thought that perhaps I wouldn’t really like her in real life, but I really like her in real life! The fact that no-one else bought her during the time I was there made it clear that she & I were meant to be!
My husband (being a smart and concerned husband) didn’t want me to spend the money on another doll, but he understood my conundrum. He even okayed the purchase of eyes and a wig for her, since her default eyes are kinda scary. (Although that’s mostly me and my dislike for acrylic eyes; I much prefer glass.) I missed the chance to buy the “Long Ringlet Pigtails” wig in “peach cream” while I was at Dolpa–I saw how pretty it was, hesitated because I didn’t own the doll, and someone else bought it! (I’m sure they’ll love it for their doll! ♥) I also got her some black HG glass eyes; I really liked some of the example pictures.
(I’m thinking about blue eyes for a future pair, though. They look so good in the pictures of Nono modeling the school uniform!)
I’m hoping to start my weekend off by opening and finally enjoying my new doll~ ♥ It should especially be fun because I expect to see a friend of mine who also recently bought a Nono, who is coincidentally also her dream doll! It will be interesting to see how differently we each imagine and shape the same doll type~