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Breathing Time - Silent Dress - Black

Breathing Time is the name of a great small shop with a lot of guys items and a few woman’s/unisex items such as this great Silence Dress which is he selling for 150L each. This smart mesh dress comes in a great jersey knit texture and in 4 great season appropriate shades.  Aside from the black I’m wearing there is a red, a really nice brown and a light gray. Even though I have had a firm “no gray” policy for years, because most of them just leave the people around you wondering when your outfit is going to load, this gray is close enough to white and has enough of a pattern in the texture..aka you can see the knit..that that should not be a worry.

The dress has great wrinkle placement, each one working perfectly to give you the look of a wrap around dress. There is even great detailing behind the dress with the seam lines that would be in a fitted dress of this type drawn in, at the shoulders and on either side of the neck to hem center seam. I love seeing little details like that. They make all the difference to me if the the dress is going to be a keeper or a trasher. It also features this years hottest item in dresswear, the asymetrical hemline. The hem of the dress peaks in the center and then dips down towards the sides of your legs. The alpha layer works very well, I didn’t have to do any body reshaping at all, and there are only a few places that you get that invis line at the dress edges at least on my shape. This being mesh, of course your experiance may vary. Unfortunately there is no demo for you to use to reassure yourself that this dress is going to look as great on you, as I think it does on me.

I also picked up the red watch I’m wearing while I was there.  This is his Chrono watch in matte red. This is one of the nicest most appealing watches I’ve seen in SL and to be honest the first one that has tempted me enough to actually buy it. Yeap, 140,000 + pieces of inventory and I have never bought a watch. Go figure. It reminds me of my rl watch, a titanium number from Denmark. I can’t wear regular watches because I’m allergic to nickle, so even with the leather banned watches, the clasp makes my wrist welt and bleed. My titanium watch has been a godsend. Breathing Time’s watches are highly detailed, minimalist in design, come in 5 great colours, and are only 90L a pop. They come sized for guys, but  there is a resize script in them so it took less then a minute to resize it and move it back into place.

The shoes. One can’t forget the shoes can one. These shoes are new out from Liv-Glam and are called XiuLan. These are fun and funky shoes, with a wide ankle cuff and a long leather fringe falling from the cuff over your foot to cascade to the floor. Add to this high heel that go down to a point worthy of a stiletto and a platform toe and it adds up to fun, funky and sexy shoe. Now because it’s from Liv-Glam it has 44 pantones on a hud, so it’s a HUGE fatpack for 375L. I guess that makes it Fun, Funky, Sexy and a Steal!

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This shoe is on the Liv-Glam new hud. I included a photo of it above. As you can see the first option is “Touch for your shoes”. Yeap. You got it. The hud delivers your shoes. With Liv-Glams new huds you never have to keep a dress, a piece of jewelry, a pair of shoes in your inventory again. Just delete after each time you finish wearing an item. The next time you want to wear it, just put on the hud and hit the button and your shoes, dress, necklace and earrings, whatever is delivered to you. Yeah for inventory nirvana.

You can also see from the photo of the hud that these shoes come with 20 skin presets, these can be adjusted to darker or lighter by clicking on the bar on the right of the rainbow selector…just before the 5 arrows where you can save your adjusted skins.  Under those arrows there is a little picture of a microphone. If you click on that you can manually enter your skins RGB numbers, which is what I always do if I have the option. I’m lost when it comes to adding more green or taking away some blue…but give me colour cop and a number adder and I’m good to go.

Below the skins is the nail presets..lots of nail colours to pick from, but to be honest the nails aren’t the center of the show with these shoes not with all you have going on at the ankle and with the leather laces. Still nice to have.

Then below the nails is the one you are really going to like. All the colours this shoe can be. You are going to have fun with that. Lots and lots and lots and lots of fun. I think I played with it for 45 minutes.

The nails I’m wearing are from Fab.Pony, and are called Stripe 2/square tip/red and black. They are on sale for 30L just like everything in the store. It’s a closing sale that has been going on for several months. These are very nice nails that are a great deal. If you like prim nails I suggest a trip to the shop.

Breathing Time - Face

The skin I’m wearing is from Al Vulo and is her latest at The Dressing Room Fusion, Ramona Solstice,  but there are some changes to it. I  just bought it in two skin tones, Sunkiss and Honey, even though there was no demo, because it’s Al Vulo, for cheap. With Al Vulo at just 70L, what can go wrong? Nothing ever had before. She looks great on me.

Well apparently plenty this time. This skin had teeth, but I could have sworn other times when Al Vulo had teeth, she always had non-teeth version in the pack too. Not this time. Now I am the first to admit I have seen a lot of teeth skins used in blogs where they look absolutely cute. I do however think they look horrid in the game, that looking at them from anything but straight on makes them look utterly sad. Judging from the lack of teeth I see on people walking around, I’m not alone in this view.  It’s rare to actually see them on someone just playing the game. The eyeshadow just looked horrible on me too. That’s a first for Al Vulo. The skin itself looked beautiful. If you could just ignore the make up. Of course..that’s kinda hard to do.

Glamorize to the rescue! If you have never been to Glamorize you are in for a treat. This shop is owned by kind of a SL rebel, Yoko Leeeroy. She put out huge numbers of make up tattoos, well done make up tattoos, not horrible ones, at prices you won’t believe. She basically charges 1L a tattoo. If the pack has 7 shadow tattoos in it. It’s 7 lindens. Yes…7 lindens. If the package has 30 lipstick tattoos in it, it costs 30 Lindens. If she doesn’t sell 10 packages of some make up she doesn’t even make up her upload costs. Of course not all the shadows and lipsticks are going to look good with your shape, that would be impossible, but at 1L a tattoo, who care, you just buy them and try them, and toss them if they don’t work for you. It’s not like other stores selling 7 shadows for 350L and you buy them only to find out that style looks like crap on you.

I used the Glamorize Cranberry from her Smartmouth package which contains 40 lovely colours of lipsticks. As you can see this lipstick has just the right amount of shine and a great depth of colour.  For my eyes, I used the mint from her midnight haze eyeshadow collection, which comes in 5 colours. For those of you who are new to SL shapes, if you don’t have as much under eye shadow as I do and want to fix that, you get more shadow under your eye by increasing your eye bags. I have a fairly heavy eyebags on my shape. Only in SL can eyebags be beautiful.

So do I recommend buying this Al Vulo skin…heck YES…just know if you don’t like the lips or the makeup, you can use tattoos to get that out of it. Al Vulo’s skin work is second to none.

The hair I’m wearing is one I have seen in a few ads and I have thought every time I saw it “I want that hair” and I finally found it. I found it at Wasabi Pill and its name is Cookie. A cute name for a cute hair. Wasabi Pill isn’t a place I shop at very often, not because I don’t like her hair, because I most definitely do. I just like to be able to wear whatever colour hair suits me at any particular time, so I mostly shop in stores that have variety natural packs. There is nothing worse than wanting a red hair and only having the hair you want to wear in black, or wanting to be Japanese on a particular day but the hair you want to wear is blonde. I can’t afford to pay for fatpacks on all the hairs I want, I just buy too much hair for that sort of nonsense, so shopping in stores with variety packs is the answer for me.

This hair however I couldn’t resist buying, even if I could only get it in a brown pack. Individual colour packs are 250L each, and the complete pack is  1,500L.

Photography Credits –

Magnifique Poses – I used her White Box Pose Prop which is now in the discount section for only 49L. A great deal for a nice pose box with 6 adjustable poses

 

 

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[Liv-Glam] is soon bringing out a new department called Gracia, which is her new skin department. One of the new stars I think will be this new skin by Kira Paderborn called Britain. This fantastic skin is an amazing departure from the skins I’ve seen from Kira before. She has left behind for a moment the “girl next door” skins that I love from her, and has produced her first high fashion skin. It is coming out in 3 shades, from pale to dark, I’m showing you the darkest here today, shade 3.

Front 2EBritain also comes with oodles of shadow and lipstick tattoos to mix and match with for fun and great unique looks that you can call your own.  I’m wearing one of the two Britain shapes here today, which will also go on sale with the skin.  Watch [Liv-Glam] for an announcement soon for when this great skin hits the store! I’ll be back with more looks at the great make ups then.

Other players –

Hair –  ::::Fab-U-Lous:::: Jade B in Black – This is great hair, with fun bounce and a great silhouette,  it needs a hair base, but those are pretty easy to come by in your inventory in Black.

Eyes – I used Mayfly Eyes again..I’ve been using hers a lot lately..for a good reason..they are fantastic. Today I used Liquid Light Mesh Eyes in Midnight Oil.

Nails – Jamman’s Ultra Mesh Rigged Fingernails V3  – This nail hud gives you 800 different nails textures and 11 different nail shapes. When you buy it they offer you unlimited upgrades and they really mean it. I have never bought a fashion product that has been improved as much as this has. There has been 2 versions out since I bought it, both with significant added features, things other stores may have sold other huds for, for example adding 5 sizes of rounded nails to the square and pointed nails. There are a ton of things to talk about this product and I’ll probably cover them another day when I have more time. About the only thing I can say that bugs me about it is that they have a whole hud page of 100 silver textures and 100 gold textures, and really about 20 for each colour would do. There is only so much you can do with metal textures and most of the textures are so similiar in appearance that you really have to cam to extreme close ups to see that your nails have even changed.  When the difference is that little who cares. It would have been nice to have some animal prints, natural and different colours instead. That is just 200 out of 800 textures though, the other 800 are quite varied.  The hud is 1499L which isn’t cheap, but I think it’s worth it, especially with the improvements that keep coming through.

Earrings – A&A Fashion – These are from the Dangerous Spike Earring and Necklace Set from The Dressing Room – Fusion. You get the whole set for just 60L.

Lingerie – This bra and panty is part of a dress from Angelic Lefevre Couture called Ops Dress White. It sells for 450L.

Shoes – I tried to match this skin with one of my new pairs of Gos Boutique shoes but since this skin is obviously not in their data base yet since it’s not out, I had to use the manual match. It was an utter failure. I could get it to match in the front but it was orange in the back,  pumpkin orange. That was with local lighting off. I shutter to think what would have happened when I turned on the lights and started with the shadows.  Yikes! So I went back to my most beloved Gos Pimp Your Pump V2 – Classic Platforms. I used my monotone add on here I believe because I shaded the shoe satin white and chose to use the dickie bow in front in satin black. I bought all the colour add on for this shoe. It’s one of my most used inventory items. My only complaint about it is he isn’t putting more colours out for it. The new boutique items are great..REALLY REALLY GREAT..I wouldn’t have bought 3 fatpacks if I didn’t think they were great…but sometimes you just need something that doesn’t need to be matched or that you can wear with stockings.

Photography Credit  – The Mannequins – Lost Angel Industries – Lots of prims – 3 poses – 325L