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Stylies! Skin Nominees?

Hi Guys! I’m back from the insane but wonderful world of Orlando, Florida! It was a pretty great vacation…I feel so relaxed and renewed! Anyway, the “Stylies” (like the Oscars/Grammys for SL Fashion) are coming up (more info here), and I decided to have a little fun and nominate my favorites! My first nominations will be skins. I went through my whole inventory and picked out various skins & skin demos, and the result was 13 lovely nominees!

I’m going to review these skins, one by one, until I find the “Best Female Skin Designer” (in my humble opinion, of course). My goal is to find a good new skin designer, as well as an old one. Normally, I only say really positive things in my reviews, but I’ve decided to change that. I’m going to be brutally honest when reviewing these skins. So, without further ado, meet my choices for Best Skin Designer!

1) Exile by Kavar Cleanslate.

The Good: Exile has come a long way from what they once were. I have gift skins from there that are less than attractive, but the newest Chloe skin is really nice. The Bad: The body could definitely be shaded more. I feel like the breasts are a little too rounded or something.

2) League by Nena Jaus

The Good: I was pleasantly surprised at how good this skin looks on my shape. I love the dark liner around the eyes on all the makeups, and the body is fantastic. The Bad: The body looks WAY too much like Belleza’s. The shadings are very similar, especially the breasts and lady parts. I feel like there are too many similarities between the two skins.

3) Belleza by Tricky Boucher

The Good: I’ve always loved Belleza skins, especially for the face. And this Elle skin is no exception. The face is so smooth and gorgeous, and the body is phenomenal. The Bad: I don’t really like the way the mouth corners are shaded…no matter how I adjust my shape, my avatar always looks like she’s frowning.

4) Laqroki by Mallory Cowen

The Good: Oh, Laqroki….your skins never cease to amaze me. It’s hard to find one imperfection on this skin. It’s got such a gorgeous, beachy glow. The Bad: On some levels I feel that the glow is a little overdone. The lips on this skin don’t really suit my shape very well…they look a little strange.

5) Lara Skin by Lara Hurley

The Good: I do like the bold colors in the makeup here. The body is very nicely shaded…it’s a little similar to Laqroki’s body shading, but not too noticeable. The Bad: The lips are super sloppy here, almost disappointingly sloppy because they’re a main focus (since they are bright pink). They’re not really shaded well, and they just look…well, painted on. Also, I do wish the tattoo on the skin was removable, but this was a group gift skin, so I’ll live with it 🙂

6) Minajunk by Mina Jun

The Good: I like that this skin is different. The cheeks are a pretty rosy color, and the lips are cute. The Bad: What the hell happened with the pubic area?? It looks like she just got tired and drew some straight pixely lines for hair down there. Also, what’s up with the nose? It’s super sloppy. The breasts look like cut & paste art almost, because they’re a completely different shade than the rest of the body. I know this skin is supposed to be kind of “ugly”, but to me, these are details that can’t be overlooked when you need quality.

7) Lelutka by Minnu Palen

The Good: Minnu has a good reputation for making amazing skins, and this one is no exception. The body is well shaded and realistic. I’ve always loved the shading on the stomach. The Bad: I hate, hate HATE these lips! They look well in need of some chapstick! Also, the eyebrows on Lelutka’s skins have always bothered me…they look a little like a bad plucking job.

8 ) Apple May Designs (AMD) by Apple May

The Good: Apple May is actually new to me, and this skin is super cute! It’s a pretty, glowy color and the body shading is rather nice and realistic. The Bad: I don’t know what’s up with those nipples, but something’s not right. Also, the bottom lip shading looks a little weird…kind of like the effect you get when you apply too much lipgloss and it runs off your lips.

9) Cupcakes by Mimi Coral

The Good: Like Exile, Cupcakes has come a long way with skins over the years. The shading has gotten better, the faces prettier, and the makeup sexier. I LOVE the eyes and lips on this face…the makeup is so feminine and beautiful! The Bad: The body is just a little off to me…somehow the shading is kind of unrealistic, and the breasts are shaded a teeny bit too round.

10) Curio by Gala Phoenix

The Good: Mmmm, Gala Phoenix’s skins have always been so, so yummy! I’m in love with the lips and the nose here. As always, the body shading is scrumptious, and the eyebrows perfect. The Bad: I’ve always thought Gala’s skins had a little too much pink tint to them, but that’s just me.

11) L.Fauna by Launa Fauna

The Good: L.Fauna is new to me as well, and I love this face! It’s so feminine and innocent. The body shading is a nice refreshing change of pace…it’s natural and not as muscular. I LOVE the breast shading here; it doesn’t go over the top of the breasts too much. Also, the little space in between the lips is so cute! The Bad: The shading underneath the nose is way too dark in my opinion. It kind of gives a rudolph effect, haha.

12) Mango, Mango! by Sileny Noel

The Good: I love that Mango, Mango’s skins are great quality for a low price. The body shading is really pretty and glowy, and this was actually a dollarbie skin! The Bad: The breasts could be shaded a little bit better..they’re looking awfully flat.

13) Pink Fuel by Mochi Milena

The Good: Oh my word, these lips! I’m in heaven! These lips are most likely the most realistic ones I’ve ever seen in SL. They’re so plump and juicy! Also, the freckles and face shading is really cute! The Bad: I wanted to buy this skin so badly, but after trying on the demo I realized it wasn’t for me, no matter how much I love it. The shading under the eyes just looks horrible on me, but it looks amazing on other avies. The bellybutton is a bit pixelated.

Well, there you have it! Let me quickly remind all of you that the opinions shared here are mine, and they’re just my lame criticism. So, if you’re the designer of one of these skins, or you know the designer, don’t be offended by my thoughts. I base my opinions on comparisons to other skin brands’ quality. Thank you for reading this, and feel free to fire back at me or share your own opinions in the comments.

Which skin designer do you think is the best? I’ll share my final selection later *wink*


Some really Good Shit!

So, you’ve probably noticed I haven’t written in a while. Most of you know why, but for those of you who are out of the loop I’ll let you in. My rl boyfriend of over 2 years decided that this week was a lovely time to just break it off, without any reason as to why…so my heart’s been kind of in shambles since, and I haven’t felt like writing or doing anything, really. Today, I’m in a rarely better mood though, and I wanted to show you guys two quick looks I put together this morning.

The Good Shit Hunt is still underway, and I can proudly say it’s the only hunt I’ve ever finished, lol. It was actually relatively easy, and there are some wonderful gifts! Here is the official blog for the hunt, and Here is a list of hints to help you!

My pictures are getting really sucky lately, aren’t they? Haha. This first look is super cute, and actually mostly free! The cute top is part of the GSH prize from Pig, and it comes with other layers and a collar without the tie. The high-waisted jean skirt is the newest freebie from Willow. I just love Willow’s freebies, she always gives out the best stuff (and still has a couple of freebies in the mainstore if you haven’t gotten them already!). You can also take the prim off the skirt and just wear it as shorts too! It’s to celebrate the new release of an adorable set of high waisted shorts…so cute! This look is very simple, but looks cute and schooly as well, so I added the College Glasses from Fishy Strawberry to the mix (they’re texture change, and include gemstone options! totally worth it!)

Also, my skin is the newest groupgift from Cupcakes, to celebrate their gorgeous new Dahlia skin line. It’s very pretty! The details aren’t quite as nice as I’d like them to be, but it’s a big improvement so far! The face is lovely!

Other Stuff: “Iris 2” in Swedish Blonde by Truth, Clear tote bag in Black by Coco, Basic Pumps in White by Fri.day, Poses by Glitterati.

And, since I’ve been feeling really depressed lately, I put together a cute, fun outfit to dance around the house in. Actually, if you want to know a secret, I do this a lot in real life when I get bored. I dance around my house (when it’s empty, of course! hehe) with my microphone, blast happy music, and sing until my heart’s content.

My jeans are the GSH prize from Fri.day (so cute!), and my top under the jacket is part of the GSH prize from Sn@tch (it’s an adorable vintage dress!). My hoodie is the Laundry Day Hoodie by Reek (who is also in the hunt, and the prize is a huge set of goggles & flippers!). My adorable microphone pose is called Rock The Mic, and it’s part of the GSH hunt gift from RC Cluster.

Other Stuff: Miss Southern Belle in Champagne by Exile, Dahlia groupgift skin from Cupcakes.

The gorgeous living room set I’m being silly in is the gorgeous Ciel Living Room Set from What Next. It’s wonderful!

I hope all of you have a fantastic day, and if you haven’t already started on the Good Shit Hunt, now’s your chance! And, if you’re still working on it, good luck, and keep on! There are only 47 stores in total…so far, it’s the easiest and best hunt I’ve done yet!

Hugs & Kisses xoxo


Happy Friday!

So, I kinda pretty much failed at the BBBC Challenge….I guess it’s better to admit defeat than try and be in denial or whatever. Some RL things happened this week that kept me tied up, and I couldn’t blog like I wanted to. I’m really kinda dissappointed in myself, because I was looking forward to completing it…..but some things just don’t work out, I guess.

Anyway, a huge reason of why I look forward to fridays, is of course, Fifty Linden Fridays. There wasn’t a whole lot this week that I was excited about (as opposed to every other week when I want EVERYTHING). However, I did put together a small look with my favorite FLF item from Epoque. It’s SO adorable, and I’m a complete sucker for vintage stuff.

The outfit from Epoque comes with the strapless bra and high waist shorts in several layers.

The beautiful pearl necklace I’m wearing is the FLF item for today at DECO. It’s the Scalloped Pearl Necklace in Pink, and it’s sooo pretty! I love the delicate look of pearls.

My awesome hair is from Ploom, called “Telephone” in blonde. My skin is the new groupgift from Exile, a special edition of the Chloe skin (touch the subscriber then check the notices). My heels are the Classic Pumps in White by Fri.day! Poses are by Glitterati and myself.

I hope everyone has a wonderful, happy friday today!

XOXO ❤


Fri.day & L.Fauna Sale Goodies!!

Hi! I’m glad all the dramaz with switching blogs is over with now, and I can get back to blogging!! I’m sure you’ve heard about the huge sale at Fri.day, but if you haven’t, it’s so definitely worth going to! It’s their Summer Sale, and everything is marked down to $50L, $75L, and $100L. (some things are even $25L!) These are HUGE bargains (because Fri.day isn’t cheap! lol)

Shown Here:
Hair: “Carrie” in Happy Blond by Fri.day
Skin: “Mystic” in Lapine, Pale 2 by L.Fauna
Jumpsuit: “Paradiso Romper” in Yellow by Fri.day
Shoes: “Real Toe Studded Wedge Sandals” in White byJ’s

This Skin from L.Fauna is a groupgift still in the notices. It’s sooo beautiful, this picture really doesn’t do it justice. I’ve found my new favorite skin!

Shown Here:
Hair: “Anna” in Happy Blond byFri.day
Skin: “Faberge” in Lapine, Pale 2 by L.Fauna
Shoes: “Basic Pumps” in White by Fri.day
Dress: “Spring Bloom” in Sea by Fri.day
 

Also, make a note that L.Fauna is having a sale until the 15th! All the skins are 50% off!! I had never actually tried L.Fauna skins until my friend Ashe posted it on Plurk, and when I went to try on the demos today, I was completely hooked! Look how gorgeous the face is….I’m in love with the beautiful lips! The skins are all so stunning, and are a steal at 50% off!

Shown Here:
Hair: “Carrie” in Happy Blonde by Fri.day
Skin: “Mystic” in Lapine, Pale 2 by L.Fauna
Jacket: “Tourist Jacket” in Black by Fri.day
Shorts: “Denim Shorts” in Light Wash by Fri.day
Tanktop: “Basic Cami” in White by Fri.day (freebie!)
Shoes: “Dream Booties” in Black by Fri.day

Make sure you HURRY to Fri.day and L.Fauna, because these special sales will be gone this weekend!!

The poses I used here are from Fri.day, aDORKable, and Long Awkward Pose.

Sn@tch Goodies & Mango, Mango!

Yay! My 10th post! Happy Thursday All! I know I’ve been on a brief hiatus (could you call it that? lol) because I have a really bad cold, but today I’m feeling just a little better…..enough to blog!!

I went to the Enkythings Dollar Store today and picked up some things, one of which was a free box from Sn@tch! I love Sn@tch’s stuff…it’s always so edgy and hardcore!! Not to mention well-made!

I wanted to show you the cute Cropped & Torn top with the Red Plaid Bikini Top, and the cute Red Plaid Shirt that ties around your waist! I used to have a shirt like that in real life, and I loved that I could add it to a punk look!! All three of these items are in the Sn@tch free box, as well as a few other adorable items! Ivey even put a gory, awesome bloody tub in there!!

My hair is a freebie from Noveau Miranda (I blogged it in an earlier post). The boots are a group gift from Coco on the gift wall.
The Piano I’m posing on is a freebie at Glitterati Poses. It comes with 5 poses built in, or you can buy the regular version with 15 poses for $250L. The “Morgane Tan” skin is a subscribo gift from Mango, Mango!
These skins are dollarbie gifts at Mango, Mango! as well. From Left to Right: “Goldy”, “Citrus Pale”, and “Star Pale w/freckles”. They’re really beautiful…I love, love, love the glowy-ness on the face and body. They’re amazing skins for just $1L!
Mango, Mango! also has the “Aqua Opening” and “Purple & Proud” skins for $1L at their store. All of the dollarbie skins are in gift boxes right near the entrance. These are super pretty colors, I like them!!

Other Credits:
Hair: “Tamara” in Mirage by Truth
Eyes by Poetic Colors
Poses by Glitterati & Reel Expression