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Stardoll Access App

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First and foremost I am not currently an owner of an Iphone or an Android. It’s best to get that out of the way before I start writing this up, however I would say that the Iphone is the most easiest piece of tech to navigate.

I was very surprised to learn about this new app mainly because it is a gigantic leap from the Cut It seasonal games. I had an overall average experience with the app. Nothing to blow my mind, but it does what it says on the tin; access Stardoll without being tied to a computer. The members who reviewed the app didn’t think so. I was pleasantly surprised as more than a handful were those who wanted to alter their entire Medolls and visit their suite – and not to shock with 1/5 star ratings. It honestly didn’t give me an insight to the app itself, to be honest it just made me realise how much this place hasn’t changed. Stardoll provide with a good attempt at handing out something new and we’re still not happy and begging for far more than they could possibly ever achieve. Imagine trying to apply your doll’s make-up on the Iphone with your finger as the pointer. This does not create any amount of accuracy. You’ll be lucky if that eye-shadow doesn’t end up somewhere where it should be.

Moving on the app is pretty simple. You are able to Chat with friends, send and receive messages, find out about the latest Stardoll updates, access your friend requests and guestbook. I can understand why others were left disappointed, although Stardoll never said otherwise that you would be able to access other – more engaging – features. It’s definitely not an app where you’ll be engrossed and addicted to. I see it just being more of an extension of the site itself. We’re not glued to our computer screens 24/7 and probably when we are away we’re tap tapping away on our mobiles. Therefore what better way to keep you active on Stardoll than by bringing out an app.

I only experienced one slight technical issue, but other than that everything ran smoothly. Thankfully to your delight I’ll only have a whinge about two things.

1. Friend Requests – I don’t believe there is a way to expand the message, however I find it quite irritating where you are only able to view half a sentence of a request, eg “Hey! 5/5 lovely! I have a…..”. This is even less than what we can already view on the full site. After attempting to control my requests via the internet on my mobile I do however find that Stardoll’s app is far more pleasant to use mainly due to the speed at which you can accept/decline requests without having to cross out pop-ups and wait for the queue to form itself again. There is still a limit – possibly between 80 and 100 – on how many requests you can view.

2. Messaging – This is an update I would also like to see on the full site. It’s a pain in the backside when you’re replying – from a length conversation – and you suddenly forget what the person on the other end said, ending up exiting your message which is still in construction and losing everything altogether. It would be good to see (above or below) an empty message the other person’s reply so that you can type away quite happily without having to copy & paste or always having to lose your text. I mean clearly – not faded and hidden in the muted background.

I was expecting Chat to be extremely slow, but it was extremely efficient and pretty much easy to use. Such a simple app didn’t need a length review.

TL;DR
It’s free and if you want to keep active on the go I would suggest to give it a shot. It’s honestly not that bad, nor is it amazing. Good work from Stardoll!

Edit: You will also receive 10 Stardollars for downloading the app.
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I would like to apologise to everyone. After being struck by fear that Stardoll would deactivate by account I checked my account and holey smokes was I surprised. I’ve been trying to catch up on my messages – some dating from April – that have yet to be answered! I’m working through 900 odd requests – right now somewhere in the 400 region. So to those who have sent a request; I will get to it soon. I’m kind of shocked at the amount of requests the account has accumulated and in addition the amount of members who have pin pointed to the loss of the diamond from my avatar haha.

After deciding to take a break from Stardoll I was frightened that friends would forget who I was next time we “met”, however I was delighted to see that folks remember me after not speaking for months on end.

If anyone is in need of a chat or just that bored send me a message ūüôā I’d love to catch up with everyone and I promise I don’t bite. Thinking about it I may re-open my guestbook soon..

Well that’s enough for now. I hope to speak to you’s soon.

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A Few March Updates; April Hotbuys, Epiphany Eggs, Sunny Bunny. Next Tutorial?

There’s probably so much more than those listed above.

No calendar this month because I’m knackered and everyone else is doing it so there’s basically no point.¬†

April isn’t the strongest we’ve seen to be perfectly honest. The first item to catch my eyes were the Mid Boots – which seem appear to be very stubby in my opinion. Other than the Pleather Skirt, Jacket and Leggings everything else seems a little washed out and bland in comparison. I think it’s a big challenge to create an outfit with various Hotbuys items because they always scream,”Look at me! Look at me!” before anything else. After looking at April’s bunch and studying them for a little longer I kind of just went, “Meh.” It’s plainly obvious that Stardoll understands that members will lick up anything with a Hotbuys label on it (good or bad), so I am unsure whether or not to call this a half-assed effort or just a bad selection of items. I would really like to say something more positive about April, however what I truly want is those hairstyles.

Somehow these candy-coated diamond-encrusted eggs remind me those made by the Faberg√© company. Why not, instead of spending your pennies buying a real yummy chocolate egg, you can instead purchase one at the expense of your dolly to add something sweet to your suite? It is a wonderful idea, however I don’t feel that there is any reason for me to go purchase one right now in Starplaza. I wouldn’t have a clue what to do with it! Spending 30 Stardollars on a perfectly printed egg seems a bit of waste to me if all it’s going to do is sit on a table or lie next to my old Pet-a-porter dog. A great update for those who really want to get into Easter festivities and dedicate an entire room to do so – but for I feel no need. A nice little update and a great use of the Epiphany name, however it’s just not for me and neither are the prices.

There’s nothing like a little Sunny Bunny to brighten your day.

It’s always an exciting moment when a new collection is on the horizon. It’s unconventional, tacky and a lot less sparkly than Epiphany however it still remains as one of my favourite stores. Stardoll have packed the new floors with interesting hair-pieces and *squeal* BOWS! The little creature jewellery pieces are nice too ¬†. . Great for themed wacky outfits or an eight-year-old. I think my favourite items were the Floral Headpiece and Turquoise Diadem. Yes, they are a lot simpler than all the other items and aren’t the show-pieces of the new collection, but I love them all the same. I begin to wonder if Sunny Bunny and other jewellery stores will lose their appeal if StarDesign items are beginning to become more popular. Stardoll’s designs have more¬†finesse to them, however with StarDesign the possibilities are, almost, endless.

Lel.

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It’s been a while since my Youtube page has actually seen some work. Thanks to the majority of folks who have been waiting patiently for a new tutorial – I’ve spoken to quite a few on Chat these past few weeks. I am off school for now, so fingers crossed this blog and the Youtube channel will see some form of activity before I get into my exam schedule.

It’s all recorded and I may add another face in the next hour or so. I have previously expressed that I would like to create a K-Pop inspired make-up tutorial. I know it’s the beginning of spring (for the northern-hemisphere) and the new Dot collection has been released, but when I have spoken to folks about the videos the same two topics come up.

1. Please use items currently within Starplaza

2. Please make it cheap to recreate – i.e Don’t use twenty different items again

Celebrity inspired tutorials are a little differ from the usual ones as although it’s all about the make-up, I would have to say that the face makes up 85% of it. Park Bom’s (from 2NE1) isn’t anything new, but I tried as best as I could to at least make the doll look somehow like her. The second look is inspired by the make-up from Miss A’s Touch MV – I loved it so much! A nice way to perk up a plain black look.


Hopefully something will appear on Youtube tonight.

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Starbazaar LE Re-sales Spring 2012

Items that have been bought from today’s LE collection can immediately sell them within their Starbazaars. Normally we have to wait until the following LE collection is released to sell our items, but perhaps this is an error on Stardoll’s behalf.

I was flicking through comments on USD and noticed that the collection has been released earlier then taken down again. It might have been because of this error that we are now allowed to sell LE.

This is good news as items that have already sold out can be bought without waiting for a long period of time. Although some members are pricing these items ridiculously high so they can gain a +100 Stardollar profit.

It kind of defeats all logic. Surely if a seller knows that another member can buy the same item within Starplaza for -200 SD of the price, they wouldn’t price it so high. At least wait until the item has sold out.

If you want to find yourself a bargain, visit the Starbazaar Search page and have a look around.

This glitch might be fixed within a couple of days.

Lel.

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Limited Edition Spring 2012 Released!

I am contradicting myself here, however I take my statement back. This collection is a bit of a mix-and-match and from how the store is arranged it does not seem, as I said before, “well pieced together”. Looking at the snapshot I posted above I hardly think the last outfit works with the rest – besides the black trim. Altogether the collection – on some levels – doesn’t suit the overall theme. It’s not so bad that it looks like a blindfolded person¬†scrambled¬†the store together, but I think there could have been a better selection of items. Perhaps Stardoll were trying to find something to suit a variety of tastes, I just think it could have been executed a little better. However each individual item is neat and nice on its own.

While I was creating the spoilers I counted seventy-two items altogether. I thought because this was perhaps the most expansive collection we have seen for a while that it would be the cheapest. I think pricing 85 Stardollars for one tiny top is a little much, but with more people buying membership and such, Stardoll need to find a way to make sure the entire store doesn’t sell-out within three hours of opening. The shoes and accessories were priced decently, as well as the skirts, however I think the tops and dresses could have had a little switch up here and there.

Items that have appeared in this year’s spring collection are nothing new to be honest. We’ve seen Stardoll create similar items. Not identical but I can still see some similarities between past collections and what we are supposed to buy at present. Still it is an overall neat bundle of items and no doubt will sell out by the end of the week.

Currently as I am writing three items have sold out. As always with LE if you have ¬†seen something within the spoilers that you really want it’s best if you get there as soon as you can. The logo within Starplaza hasn’t been updated and the bags appear to be that of the previous collection’s.

I hope those who intended to buy some LE got what they wanted in the end. If you didn’t then it’s not problem as there will another LE collection within the next three months.¬†No use virtually crying over spilt pixels.

Lel.

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Stardoll February Hotbuys 2012.

Months just fly by.

I wouldn’t go as far ahead and say it is the best. Although in comparison¬†to January it does honestly seem like it. This month has some sort of “theme” where the majority of the individual items combine together some way. Stardoll have definitely produced far better sunglasses, I am not too keen on the very thin frames. I have expressed my dislike towards leopard print so that coat and suitcase is out the window for me. The item that I look forward to is the Polka Dot Romper – which I probably will not purchase. The rest, for me, are so-so but I am not so enthusiastic about Hotbuys. With ten items being constantly released every month – and sometimes are ridiculous prices – it can get very repetitive. I hope this year Stardoll up their game and produce far more collective months with¬†spontaneous¬†themes. No matter how ridiculous, people will always buy it.

Lel.

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150 Million Members & New GameZone.

All these milestones have become a bit of a bore – until now. There’s always the cheap merchandise and nice neon balloon stating how many people across the world have managed to finish the oh-so difficult task of filling out the sign up form. Whether or not they stay, pay or do anything with their 43rd multiple account is their own choice.

Thank you to Faith in the comment who pointed out that the mysterious 150 Stardollars were a part of the big celebrations. While I was still in the midst of a big confusion, I sent Stardoll a message and here was their reply:

You have to be restrictive when you are giving so much away, so I do not blame Stardoll. However their first principle of “You missed your time to spend 150 Stardollars even though we didn’t notify you of said events.” is a little . . well inconsiderate.

Thankfully Stardoll (or so I hear) decided to update this and gave everyone 150 minutes to spend their 150 Stardollars. I logged into my account just after midnight to be welcomed by an informative paragraph of text, went to the main page and the 150 Stardollars had already been taken away. Now I’m not too pissed that I missed my chance because I could have easily logged in earlier and done something useless with this delightful freebie, nor do I blame Stardoll because their so-called “greedy mittens” got their hands on my time-limited amount of coins.

I still think 150 Stardollars is a lot to give and for Stardoll to hand this out to all of their paying members is¬†undoubtedly¬†unexpected. I think people¬†discuss Stardoll’s “greediness” to such an extent on every level that we sometimes fail to realise that they aren’t all out there for our purses – although I’m sure they would like it if we did hand over a little something.

150 Stardollars in 150 minutes isn’t so bad. Next time something similiar comes up there needs to be a bit of spring in notifying members at the correct time and not so much in a complicated way – I’m talking about in the beginning.

Competition to win 150 Stardollars: http://www.stardoll.com/en/contest/view.php?id=2168

I wish this range could have been released¬†out four months earlier. It would have made my Mario-ish themed room a lot neater and simpler. I could ramble on about how much I detest decorating my suite and the lack of funding, but I think we’ll decide to end the post here.

Lel.

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New Doree Released.

The new collection of Doree seems like something just to match the latest edition of Dot. The colours again are extremely vibrant and possibly dyes we’ve seen before. The packaging of Doree has changed. This being that it is not only one model – but actually three with a range of different hairstyles and skin colour. It is a nice thought that Stardoll has updated Doree. The vast majority of the dyes seem “new-ish” bar the Lavendar Dove. Usually with a new set of dyes the exact same colours are also released as highlighters. Now this isn’t the case as we only have three highlighters, but I am honestly not too fussed.

Lel.

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My account has gained 150 Stardollars out of the blue – not even appearing anywhere in my transactions. It has been a very strange day. I think I have visited almost +100 accounts within the past thirty minutes – hope people in TRR. do not mind especially if someone was saving all the requests up. I was bored after two hour long Chemistry revision, hence why I decided to write this (practically) pointless post.

Toodle pip.

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