Archive for the ‘House Of Heart’ Category

Yesterday Skin Addiction had it’s Black Friday sale and a ton of great skin creators participated. One of them, Amacci, had a problem with her demo for her offering, Oleana in nutmeg, well SL lost it from it’s data base so people couldn’t try it on so she has fixed the problem and put the sale on for another day.  So her loss is everyone else’s gain, because you have a chance to get this great bargain for another day! Happy dance everyone now!

This is seriously one of the best if not THE best bargains of the sale. You pay 950L, and you get back 475L if you join Skin Addiction, a free group, which is in my opinion the friendliest group in SL which everyone should be in, and have your that group active when you buy.

I showed you the body of the skin above, well here is a close up of the face, Carina does a marvelous job of shading on her skins, she highlights and shadows with skill and panache, never too much, never too little. I have a very narrow face shape, so blush tends to make me look like a drag queen, but her skilled application makes it look great on me. I love these eyebrows but there are 4 eyebrow shapes included so you can make the skin look great with your shape, and have eyebrows that appeal to you.

You also get a freckle version of the skin, not just a freckle tattoo. I’m not a big freckle person, I tried on a freckle skin yesterday that actually scared me, the designer will remain nameless, but this one I like. It’s heavy enough that the freckles don’t just look like a case of run away moles and not so many that you look like a red head that someone tied out in the sun about 10 days too many after the horrid sunburns have healed but the extra freckle storms have arrived.

You have probably noticed the eyes I’m wearing. These are Amacci’s new Look eyes. I’ve been lusting after the fatpack of these since they have come out, I’ll get the money and buy it someday. I love all my Amacci eyes, they are great. These eyes are included in the skin pack, and would be 120L if you just bought them by themselves.

With this set you also get 10 lipstick tattoos, I have photographed all of them above. I love the shine and subtle colour changes.

So what else could she put in a package of skin that your getting for 475L?

How about hair?

Yeap…you get the hair I’m wearing too..including the hairbase. This hair is called Nena and it’s even prettier in the game then it is in these photos.

You also get the cleavage enhancements, and smaller breast options too in tattoo and underwear layers.

You also get the Oleana shape, which I’m not wearing here, but is a nice one, I just wear my own shape with all skin examples in my blog so my readers can compare skins more easily, knowing what is a skin feature and what is shape.

Here is a sexy photo of the skin, and a better look at the Blacklace Lingerie I’m wearing. This is one of their pieces that is on sale today as part of their Model’s Choice Black Friday sale this weekend, it is called Leave Your Hat On in Burgundy and Black. You will find it is on sale for 199L and has a ton of pieces that I haven’t had a chance to show here.  It get’s it’s name because it has a fedora hat and an open and closed versions of an man’s black shirt. Perfect 50’s jazzy look for any seduction scene you have in mind for that special someone in your life. Like almost anything you buy from Blacklace, it is no copy/transfer for easy gift giving, and the pieces are put together in dozens of ways on dozens of layers so you can combine it with whatever else you want to wear in the way of tattoos or collars and still wear it with ease. Drop in and check it out, I’m sure you will pick it up..You’ll love it.

One last look…the back of the skin and lingerie. A lot of skins leave an ugly smear on your butt when your moving around, this one doesn’t…I love that!

The shoes I’m wearing are from one of my favourite designers in SL. I’m just sad that the photos don’t show them off the way they deserve but I’m sure I will be using them again soon. These are the Platform Pumps by HOC Industries. These shoes come texture change, not colour change, because colour change never looked this good. There are 15 textures that everyone gets, and 6 textures you can have any time you want by joining her free group and attaching the hud. The members only textures are always there, haunting you, saying can have me…you want me…join. It’s evil or darn good marketing. It might be evil and darn good marketing.

The shoes can be coloured on the top, the platform part of the shoe and the heel, so you can make a whole lot more then 15 different looking shoes with these shoe pack. It doesn’t come with a foot in it, so you can wear it with stocking like I am doing right now. Always a good thing.  The cost of this fatpack of shoes in hud? Not 1,000L…not 800L…not 500L…not 400L…not even 300L. It costs 175L. Guu Nishi believes not only in making a high quality product but she believes in giving it to people at a very reasonable cost.

Photography – Photo prop – Oriental Bedroom by Katink – This great pose prop comes without any built in poses, but is a great place to use your own poses on.

Poses – Photo 1 – *Boom* – Modeling Set – 200L for 12 very very useful poses or 50L a pose  – Pose 6 – I like the head angles on these poses, a lot of poses have the head angled too far down or too far up for good face shots, not a  problem with these great poses

Photo 2 – *Boom* – Modeling Set – Pose 7

Photo 3 – *Boom* – Modeling Set – Pose 8

Photo 4 – *Boom* – Modeling Set – Pose 10 – All the small photos are using the same pose

Photo 5 – Vain Inc – Satin Sheets Pose 2 – This shop is no longer available in SL but is available in the Market place…see link on name

Photo 6 – Vain Inc – Boudoir 16

It is very rare for me to find a shop where  I love everything in it, but Gizza is one of those very rare shops.  I walk in there and look around and basically just throw up my arms and give up. Trying to pick what I want to buy the most is a waste of time. It’s easier just to close my eyes and spin and buy whatever I point at when the spin is done, because I’m sure to like it. I think I have seen maybe 2 outfits in there that I thought were less then “Oh, I need”. They were probably pink. *grin*

This fantastic outfit I have on up top is called Shalwar and you get the whole outfit minus shoes for 450L. It comes with some fantastically tailored pants, with multiple prims to achieve the full look around the thighs which slide down to the tailored tight calves.  A belly baring bra top with a leathery texture, and a very nicely textured black and white woven wool scarf wrapped and tucked around the shoulders. It’s all finished off with edgy tattoo on the back which is included, but I’ll let you go to the store to see that.

This outfit has the added bonus of also coming in the man’s version, so if you have a male partner that is fashion forward enough to wear the unusual,  you can wear matching outfits and really rock whatever event you are going to.

The skin I put with this outfit is the Kletva Peitra Diamond Starlight Skin that was made for The Dressing Room Blue. Unfortunately computer problems kept me from posting this while that skin was still out, but I’m sure most of you picked it up already because who could resist those fantastic spikes? For those that didn’t and for those of you who did and love the skin and want more, Kletva has 36 different versions of the Petra skin at their store. The skins are 1,000L each, which is more then you would have paid at The Dressing Room- Blue, but what each of them includes is astonishing!

With each skin you get 6 different skins – 3 with bald heads with 3 different eyebrow colours, and 3 with the major hair colour hair bases with matching eyebrows.  You get an eye, and 2 different eyelashes. You get 14 lip tattoos made to match the skin perfectly, one of the colours is black, which means any skin you pick would be perfect to wear with this outfit. You get 2 freckle options, hard and soft and you get a chest freckle as well. Speaking of chest, you get a cleavage option too. You also get 6 hair attachments, 2 options in 3 colours.  This is one skin that has you covered literally from head to toe.  The only thing missing is a mani and pedi spa treatment.

The hair is an inventory find from Loq called Pure Beauty, it was also an exclusive item made for The Dressing Room.  If you like it, you’ll love a lot of the hairs that Loq has to offer at their main branch. I’ve blogged this hair company a lot, and you pretty much have to have been hiding under a rock for the last 2 years in SL not to know what great hair they do.

These sexy shoes are from SLink. They are the Cassandra shoe in… guessed it…black. The Cassandra shoe comes in a rainbow of great colours, at 700L each. If you are a SLink group member (membership is free) and have your group membership active when buying you get 10% off. This discount also applies to the fatpack of all 11 colours for 3850L.

SLink has one of the best Huds in SL for their shoes. They come with both Version 2 and invis prim version of the shoe controlled by the hud, lots of metal options, toe nail colours, easy to work sizing and in my opinion the easiest colour matching skin in SL. All of this makes Cassandra a shoe you should try the demo on. If you think the black is pretty, wait til you get a look at the other colours.

The first time I walked through Gizza this dress called Summer Dotty whispered to me. It more like yelled at me. Come here…buy me…put me on…never take me off. I listened. I love orange. My world would be filled with rusts and siennas if I had my way. I even have room in my heart for halloween orange in small quantities, so it’s not all that surprising that this dress managed to sweep aside my ingrained dislike of babydoll type dresses and embrace the orange dotty goodness. This fabric has just the right balance of richness and shiny to keep you watching the fabric swirl in happy contentment for hours, the sign of a great piece of pixel fashion.

The dress is 250L and comes with a beaded choker style necklace and bracelet. They are nice, but I was looking for something a bit different so I am not wearing it with the dress in this photo, but they are definitely usable.

When I saw this dress, I knew I had to pair it with the Glam Affair Monica skin – Summer Euphoria I got from the Euphoria Fashion week. When I bought the skin I had no idea what I would ever wear it with, but it had orange lipstick so I was all over it anyway. Can’t have too much orange put away for a rainy day and you can’t have too many Glam Affair skins.

The hair I’m wearing is from Amacci and is called Melody.  This hair do is rapidly becoming my favourite updo, replacing hairs I have loved for a couple of years.  I love it from the side, the front and the back.  I normally don’t like hairs without bangs much, but I have paired this with the tattoo base that Amacci makes and it makes a great smooth front line to the non-banged hair. These tattoo bases are sold with a bun to match each hair base, and they make a great low prim hair do or great hat hair. There is now a whole line of hairs made to go with these tattoos.  They are 200L a set or for those who like a deal the 8 set fat pack is 600L.  I love fatpacks that are well below half price!

Because Amacci has so many shades, and I have the fatpack (600L) I have even managed to match their tattoo base with other hairs that are older to give them a much better look as well. Hairs from companies that went under before the idea of a hair base ever came out.

With or without the hair base, Melody is a great hair, and it sells for 250L a pack or 900L a fatpack of all 8 shades.  Again less then half price! All the more colours to set your tiara on.

The necklace and earrings are called Phoenix Rising by Earthstones.  I hadn’t been to Earthstones in a couple of years, and I was given a gift card at Christmas by my friend Lashae Karsin, so I thought I would go and see what they had to match this outfit. When I walked in I was shocked at how much improvement the jewelry had undergone in that time. It’s a whole new store from when I was last in it. Now I’m faced with the daunting task of buying a couple of years of great jewelry I have missed. Thanks for not telling me sooner guys…really…My bank account totally appreciates it!  All along the walls all I saw was must have pieces. I love jewelry made with semi precious stones – Jaspers..Agates..Labradorite  as much as I love diamonds and such, these stones have a character that can’t be matched. The jewelry I saw was just as unmatchable.

Phoenix Rising ironically was one of the few gemmed pieces, but the orange colour and fire was perfect for the dress. I bought the set for girls for 599L which included the necklace and earring worn here.

Last but in no way least is an outfit I consider a masterpiece of form and texture Bright Fame. Up above is the long bell bottom pant version of the outfit, the belt and bracelet are included. The pants are fantastic, until you move, they look like a wonderful long skirt, but when you do, the pants dance in the many prim pieces that they are made in.  The outfit also is a miniskirt, which you wear right over the pants in the full outfit.  It’s made in such a way that the skirt just looks like a long tunic when you are wearing both, a technique you don’t see too often in SL. After almost 5 years in this game, there isn’t much I haven’t seen a lot of, so when I see something not done must, it’s a real treat.

The outfit also comes with a fur boa which is all the jewellery the outfit really needs, but I wanted to show it a bit differently so I left it off and tossed on some jewellery instead. You get all this for 400L which I think is quite a bargain.

The perfect skin for this dress is the skin Story from Ploom in Tea skin tone. I’ve had a love affair with Helyanwe Vindaloo’s skins since the first time I bought one when she was still just designing for Deviant Kitties and Ploom was in the distant future. I remember wearing a skin from her called Ice in a skin shade called snow…so white it was almost neon white with lips and eyes the electric blue you only get in teen nail polish, completed with a runny eyeshadow look of course. I wore it with a sea blue sea goddess dress and the whole effect was what one friend called “scary sexy” probably in one of her charitable moments.  I probably wouldn’t be caught dead in either the skin or the dress today, but I was the height of noob cool back then and I adored them both. Fortunately Helyanwe’s designs have grown with me, and this story is a great example. Who knows though, in 3 years I might be looking back on this and wondering how I could wear it, when I should be wearing stuff like the new pale skins with bright blue eyeshadows and lipsticks.  But for now, you can have what is new today, for 950L for 4 versions of the skin with various coloured brows and freckles/no freckles.

The hair is an old inventory find, well it was never lost and it’s probably something I’ll never toss out. It’s Tapika from House Of Heart in Coffee Bean. Who can toss a hair do that has their name on it? Especially one that actually doesn’t suck. I used to use one of the House of Heart add on bangs with this, but now that I have the Amacci tattoo bases, I used the obsidian coloured base with the Coffee Bean hair and it was a great match, and I could wear the style bangless without it looking horrid. Woot Amacci!

The jewellery is from a great shop called Gems and Kisses. It’s something they have moved to their new <99 shop. Who can complain about getting great jewellery and getting it for less then 99L. This is the ego set, I have it in Platinum and black but it comes in 6 colour combinations. At 29L for the necklace and 19L for the earrings, you are going to want them all! Heck, save yourself some time, and just buy everything on the floor, if not the building. You will eventually anyway.  I know it, you know it. Anything else is just denial.

Don’t get so caught up in the bargain hunting in the <99 shop that you forget to check out the regular store. They have some great jewellery there that you won’t want to miss. Even if you are an avowed bargain shopper and won’t get anything unless it’s a “deal” there are still things in the regular shop for you. Just looking around for 2 minutes I found these limited time offerings –  a necklace and earring set for members for 49L (membership is free), a whip necklace for men or women for 50L and some very avant garde necklaces at very low prices, limited numbers, buy and take. Everytime I have come to Gems and Kisses I have found something like this happening. Drop in and see for yourself what excitement is going on.

The poses – Most of the poses are from {socialANGtz} this week, I love her stuff, she is a blogger, so she knows how important is it to keep the poses interesting, but she also tries to make poses with the eyes facing in directions that look good when you are the person being photographed and you can’t use a box and target to change them. That trick only works with 2 people or one person with 2 sets of arms.

Poses Photo 1 – {soci}alANGtz} – Conflicted Set – Pose 1

Photo 2  – {socialANGtz} – Photogenic Set – Pose 3

Photo 3 – {socialANGtz} – Photogenic Set – Pose 5

Photo 4 – {socialANGtz} – At Odds Set – Pose 1

Photo 5 – {socialANGtz} – At Odds Set – Pose 2

Photo 6 – {Terho} – The Variant Set – Pose 6A

Photo 7 – {Terho} – The Variant Set – Pose 1A