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Say hello to Flutterbye! :)

Name: Flutterbye.
Type: Rainbow Pony (pegasus).
Year: Year 3 (1984-1985).
Pose: Surprise Pose (1984).
Color: Peach-colored body, purple eyes and rainbow colored hair: peach, pink, aqua and neon yellow.
Symbol: Four glittery magenta butterflies.

Source: ponylandpress.com

This is Flutterbye after being washed, (gently) scrubbed and her hair washed with shampoo and conditioner. Her tail is still a frizzy mess, and so is the front part of her mane. I decided to try the “boiling water method” for the first time, dipping her mane in boiling water and then comb flat. It helped a little, but not enough, so I decided to use a hair straightener on low heat. This worked well!

Left her over night with her hair twisted around her legs and neck for a nice shape. And voilà! Perfect ♥

Silky hair! :)


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Trickles, who I also got from a friend of mine, also got a little makeover. I’m not going to post step-by-step pictures this time, but if you’re interested in those, you can check out Daddy Bright Bouquet’s makeover.

The before pictures:

After a good wash and hair treatment: 

Name: Trickles
Type: Rainbow Pony
Year: Year 3 (1984-1985)
Pose: Posey Pose (1984)
Color: Yellow body, rainbow colored hair (peach, pink, aqua and neon yellow) and green eyes
Symbol: Three glittery red watering cans

The Rainbow Ponies from the second set all have their hair in the colors peach, pink, aqua, and neon yellow. All of the Rainbow Ponies have glittery symbols.

I fell so in love with Trickle’s “new” tail, she’s perfect! ♥

Say hello to Trickles (Trickle’s meeting with dog) 

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For my birthday this summer, I got a few ponies from a friend, ponies that she had as a little girl. Daddy (and mommy and baby) Bright Bouquet from 1988 was one of them, he is very welcome in my collection. He had a lot of stains and marks on him and tangled hair, so he definitely deserved a makeover :)

A dirty and messy Daddy Bright Bouquet.

Ooh, do do do do do do do  Car wash, car wash ♫ Ooh, do do do do do do do ♫ 

First, a nice and good wash with a sponge and shampoo – both hair and body.
He also need a round of conditioner in his hair to make it smooth and shiny.

Using a soft toothbrush and toothpaste may help to remove stains and marks. Be careful around eyes and symbols! Daddy had several marks and stains, including one on his head that needed to be worked with.

Aahh.. Drying off and cuddling up in a clean towel :)
The stains, including the one on his head, are gone.

Combing his hair. Out and away with the mess.

To make his hair fall nicely, I turn his mane around the neck and his tail around his foot…

… and fold paper around to keep the hair into place until it has dried.

All done. Look at this handsome Daddy Bright Bouquet!

Other makeovers:
Locket’s hair makeover
Seashell’s makeover

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For my birthday last week, I got some ponies from a friend, ponies that she had as a little girl. They were in quite bad shape, but it meant a lot to me that I got them from her.

One of them were Daddy Apple Delight. I gave him a good wash, but I didn’t have a toothbrush to get rid of all the stains, so I’ll try to gently remove them later. But still, there’s a big change, and I look forward to clean the other ponies as well.

The tip of his tail is quite frizzy, even after I used conditioner. I’ve heard about different techniques such as hot iron, hairstraightener and boiling water, but I have never tried any of them, I’m afraid I’ll harm the hair. If anyone has experience with this, I appreciate any hints and tips :)

Name: Daddy Apple Delight
Type: Male earth pony/Loving Family Pony
Year: Year 7 (1988-1989)
Pose: Quarterback Pose (1987)
Color: White body, yellow hair and lavender eyes
Symbol: Green trees with yellow trunks, and yellow dots in groups of four

Daddy Apple Delight is part of the Apple Delight Family, and came with Mommy Apple Delight and Baby Apple Delight. The Loving Family Ponies came in family sets which consisted of a mommy pony, a daddy pony, and a baby pony (in the UK, each Loving Family pony was sold separately).

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Say hello to Locket, a beautiful twinkle-eyed pegasus pony from 1987 (I will give a closer presentation later). There’s a looot of hair in this picture, isn’t it? Lots of beautiful hair, but perhaps a little messy? I thought she deserved to get her hair fixed, a little hair makeover. I must also say that I have never ever tried to fix curly hair before, so you could say it was an experiment for me as well ;) Let’s see how she turned out.

Shampoo and conditioner. She was pretty neat in the first place, so she didn’t need a thoroughly body wash like Seashell (as we saw yesterday), but conditioner is a must when the hair feels more like one whole tangle!

Aaww, there you are, Locket! Could hardly see you under all that messy hair!

Drying off in a clean towel. Notice her iridescent eyes! ♥

Okay! How to make curly hair? I cut some straws in smaller pieces and wrapped strips of hair around them, beginning at the end of the hair, and spiraling up the straw, and left them in overnight. I was excited to see how her curls turned out, like I said, I had never done this before, so I had no idea.

Oh, boy.. Those are some pretty bad ass ringlets!! Tryin’ to look like Elvis or something, there? Naah, just kidding, Locket. Let’s use a brush and try to smooth them a little.

Wow, Locket! You look beautiful!! Doesn’t she?! :D

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Remember Seashell? She was born in 1983, and she came all the way from US to join my collection. She had a lot of stains and marks on her, she reeeeally needed a good wash! Were the stains even possible to remove? Now, try to keep this image in mind, and let’s get started :)

Ooh, do do do do do do do  Car wash, car wash ♫ Ooh, do do do do do do do ♫ Car wash, car wash ♫ Working at the car wash, ohhh, yeah ♫ At the car wash, yeah, come on work, baby work it, say now ♫ At the car wash, ahh ♫ Working at the car wash, yeah ♫

Cleaning Seashell with a sponge and shampoo – both hair and body. She will also need  a round of conditioner in her hair to make it smooth and shiny :)

Using a soft toothbrush and toothpaste may help to remove stains and marks. Be careful around eyes and symbols!

Why, look at that, matching toothbrush and comb! What a coincidence. All clean and combed now! :)

Aahh.. Drying off and cuddling up in a clean towel :)

Hold on! *drumbeat*
Take a look at Seashell – as good as new!

Shiny hair as well :)

What do you think? :)

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