Handling and maintenance
Are the dolls fragile ?
As its name suggests, the aim of a realistic doll is to get as close as possible to the human body : contact, softness and flexibility, aesthetics of all parts of the body, such as the hands , the feet, the intimate parts, the joints…
Realistic aspect is also the possibility of positioning the doll in multiple positions while maintaining a natural appearance. For this, our dolls are equipped with an elaborate articulated skeleton. This internal skeleton allows plenty of positions, but you should never force on the joints because they are voluntarily braked to avoid unnatural positions.
All of these qualitative attributes require precautions of use. The dolls that we propose are true works of art to be treated with an appropriate delicacy, just like you would treat a human body. They are very resistant if one handles them properly, and they don’t get damaged without a bad handling. In order to respect these handling precautions, a note of use is provided with each doll.
Are the dolls easy to manœuvre ?
The doll is easily manœuvrable, and has limits of movements that you must not exceed. These limits are clearly indicated in the instructions for use provided with each doll. The weight of the dolls is high enough to offer realistic potures, but therefore requires a certain effort for manipulations. Before placing your order, be sure that you can lift a weight of 30kg, so you will be sure to be able handle your doll without any problem.
What is the lifespan of your dolls ?
Our silicone is a longlasting material, it withstands extreme temperatures and does not lose its shape over time. However, some basic rules of use – clearly indicated in the instructions for use that are shipped along with our dolls – must be respected to ensure a long life to the dolls. In this case, it is impossible to indicate a lifespan, since it depends above all on your carefulness during handling.
Does your silicone lose its shape over time ?
The silicone we use to make our dolls is perfectly studied to obtain a result that is flexible enough for realistic postures, without losing its shape over time. However, be careful not to leave your doll on an embossed support such as a rattan chair for too long (several days), to avoid any deformation of the buttocks or back.
Can I bath my doll ?
The heads of our dolls are switchable, and have a hole located in the back of the skull, which allows the full head to be removed. Avoid immersing the head, to make sure water does not get trapped inside. You can immerse the body completely, without risk.
Can I leave my doll outside during sunny days ?
Yes, our silicone is UV resistant.
Can I leave my doll outside during winter days ?
Yes, our silicone is cold resistant. The silicone will be a little stiffer during cold exposure, but will return to its normal flexibility once the exposure is over. After a long exposure to cold temperature, do not handle your doll suddenly. Give her enough time to come back to room temperature, so that silicone resumes its flexibility and can be handled normally again.
How do I clean my doll ?
The silicone that we use for our dolls does not require any particular maintenance. To clean your doll, use warm and soapy water, then rinse and let her dry, or use a towel.
Can I use ordinary makeup on my doll ?
We makeup our dolls with a permanent makeup, but you can easily add ordinary makeup like lipstick, blush, mascara…
Just avoid “gloss” lipstick, for it will run on silicone. If you plan to often makeup your doll, let us know, so we’ll make sure the permanent makeup we will apply will be light.
Can I perfume my doll ?
There are numerous compositions of perfumes, that contain more or less alcohol, which can alter silicone, or give it a shiny aspect. We advise to apply perfume on invisible parts of the body (under the head, behind the ears, under the hair) or on the clothes.
Can I easily wash/untangle the hair of my doll ?
Wigs (whether made of synthetic or human hair) are not naturally protected like real hair because they do not have a scalp. Indeed, your scalp produces natural oils, that prevent your hair from drying out or getting damaged.
To wash the wig, use soapy water without rubbing. Never comb the wig when it is wet, it would damage it. Let it dry thoroughly first.
Then, to untangle the hair, do not brush it starting from root to tip, as you would do for your own hair. Start by untangling the spikes, and then go back up to the root.
Is it easy to dress the dolls ?
If dressing your doll seems difficult in the beginning, it is normal, you will first have to get used to the different movements of skeleton. It will get easier over time. However, you will have to avoid very tight and non-elastic clothes, and the ones without laces.
Should I avoid specific colors/fabrics for the clothes of my doll ?
You must avoid any contact with real leather (sofa or clothing), because it will leave a permanent stain on the silicone. Dark colored clothes can also leave stains if they are of poor quality. The same goes for jeans textile. We advise you to wash the clothes several times before dressing your doll, and to put socks on her feet before putting leather shoes.
Can I dress my doll with black/dark color clothes ?
It depends on the quality of the clothes. In fact, cheap clothing is often tinted during manufacture, specially the dark/black ones. In this case, the colors are not fixed in the textile, and the excess dye will be transferred to a material such as silicone. These transfers can leave permanent stain quickly. We highly recommend that you always wash the black/dark clothes before dressing your doll, in order to eliminate the excess dye.
Can I put piercings on my doll ?
Yes, you can pierce silicone in common areas (ears, nostrils, lips, intimate parts, belly button). Just make sure you take enough amount of silicone between your fingers for the piercing, and not to pull the piercing during handling of your doll.
Can I change the orientation of the eyes of my doll ?
Yes, for the eyes are not fixed. Do the manipulation gently with the tip of your finger.
Which size should I pick for the clothes and shoes ?
Measurements of the dolls are different from one body to another, we indicate them for each body, in its dedicated gallery of presentation.