I am so super excited to bring to you this review of the Ever After High School Spirit 2-pack! This was one of my most anticipated releases of the summer season! An Apple and Raven set?! Love it!
Do you have a favorite picked out?
The box claims that this comes with a story, but in reality there is a small poster for Fairytale Pride (?) and then two spirit chants on the back side. I’d say this is a far cry from a story. What about you?
“From the fabled halls of Ever After High,
Come fairytales from both far and wide,
It’s our destiny
To wish victory
Upon the stars of Ever After High!
Mirror, mirror on the walls,
It’s the fairest of the halls!
So we wing night and day,
Our pride never will stray,
Until the happily Ever After High!”
Raven Queen comes with purple eyeshadow that matches her eyes. Her lipstick is a purple-red. In low light this looks purple, but in other lights (like here) it looks a little more red. Her hair is pulled in a back/side ponytail.
Raven’s black hair comes with its normal purple streaks, but she also has these AWESOME red streaks as well. I know a lot of people associate red and purple with the Red Hat Society, but Raven’s hat is purple… Bad joke. Sorry. Anyways, I really like this combination, more on Raven’s dark hair than on Apple’s blonde.
Raven wears bright red shoes with a black band at the top. I had to remove the shoes just to ensure that band was part of the shoe mold. The shoes have Raven’s normal studs and chains. A lot of people have commented that the red would match Apple’s outfit more (and vise-versa with Apple’s purple shoes), but the shoes are molded in the style of the doll, so I think it works.
Is Raven your favorite? Or are you waiting to decide?
Apple white wears a light purple eyeshadow that matches Raven’s. Her lipstick is NOT the same shade, however, as Apple tends to wear lots of reds. This is a deeper red than her normal BRIGHT color, but still red.
Apple also has purple and red streaks in her hair. The curls didn’t survive the box well, though. I think it’s also nice that Apple’s hair style looks a lot like Raven’s original signature look, with the bangs pulled back. I think Raven wears the look much better. I need to take that down….
Apple wears this amazing jacket that resembles a varsity (or letterman) jacket. The sleeves are soft and satiny. I expected them to be leathery (similar to the MH jacket that the PD Operetta wears). The body part of the jacket is soft and feels almost like it is made of vinyl.
Apple wears a set of pearls with an Apple painted. This is the exact same accessory as the Hat-Tastic Apple doll. The necklace on the left is the HT and the one on the right is the SS. I find it interesting that the new one is painted better than the older one.
Apple’s dress is one-piece. The top is sleeveless yellow with an EAH logo on the front. The bottom skirt is red with white and gold designs. The bottom has purple ruffles. The ruffles on the bottom are not another layer, they are just a trim detail.
So that’s the school spirit 2-pack. What do you think? Do you have a favorite? I know I can’t wait to take their hair down and play with that a bit. I think I’ll like Apple more when I redo her hair. I also want to switch their outfits and play with that aspect. I’m also wondering what the premise behind this 2-pack is? Are we showing school pride and unity by dressing in each other’s colors? Are we besties because we share eyeshadow (which is dangerous and gross, btw. Don’t share makeup.)
Anyways, sorry. I digress. Will you be picking this set up? Will you be keeping both dolls?