Friday, June 28, 2013

Hopping For Nails

  Next nail post!!!  This time I want to show some things from Hopscotch.  These are just a few of the nails.  All of her nails are adorable and most are themed in some sort of cute way.  There are several colors/styles in each set.  These are for the SLink Avatar Enhancement version nails *only* so keep that in mind.  Here we go!
   Check out the Hopscotch marketplace shop HERE or the in world store HERE.  There are lots more styles to see!

Nail-splosion- Matte

  It's an explosion of nails!!  I want to show some nails for the SLink Avatar Enhancement versions of the rigged mesh hands and nails from some brands I have a lot of stuff from.  That's poor grammar, I know.  Just with it.  Haha!
  The first brand I am showing today is Matte by Cora Pomilio.  Have a peek!  (Prepare for picture spam-ishness.  I put a cut in the middle that will hopefully prevent this from exploding the feeds.)

 More below the cut.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Shiny Shiny

I don't have a ton to say today, other than to tell you that rigged mesh is your friend.  Oh, yes, it is.
Corset: Moyet, ONLY COMES IN ONE SIZE.  This link is to the Marketplace store but apparently there is a demo in world to try if you don't think it will fit you.
Pants: Sn@tch, part of a full latex outfit, several colors included, also includes Lola appliers
Skin: My UglyDorothy (details HERE)
Lipstick: Pink Fuel, part of a giant pack
Hair: Catwa
Tattoo: RezIpsa Loc, not sure if still available anywhere
Cuffs: Domini Machina, includes ankle cuffs as well, scripted for RP stuff
Pose: Marukin

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pros and Cons of UglyDorothy

  So, I love My UglyDorothy skins.  I rarely pay more than 500L for skins these days but I love this store enough to pay full price.  That's rare for me since I make skins, haha.  I do have a small issue with the skins this time, however.
  The problem isn't the skins themselves; the skins are gorgeous.  My problem is with the purchasing system. Here is how it works, in case you go to buy and are confused:
  First, you buy the body in the tone you want, in this case I chose tone one since I am a pale freak in RL and I tend to stay close to that when purchasing, most of the time anyway.  When you get the pack, for 1000L, you receive the skin and mesh feet.  The skin has no face, unless you want your face to look like this:
  After that you go to the other wall and choose a face in the tone that matches the body you bought, for 250L.  This face is on a tattoo layer and has some options for brow colors, teeth or no teeth, etc.  With the face I bought it looks like this now:
 Obviously this is an improvement.  I really, really like the look.  The problem I have with this is now I have taken up at least one tattoo layer to even have a face at all.  I wear a ton of tattoo layers so losing one is annoying.  The upside of this system, however, is that when I want a new makeup I will, I believe, only have to pay 250L, rather than than paying a full 1000L for an entire new skin.  I like that a lot!  I just wish that the skin that was originally purchased would have some sort of face on it, even if it's sort of a weird option or something.
  One other thing I love about the shop is they now have appliers for the SLink mesh hands.  YAY!  I rarely want to buy skins these days that don't have appliers so for the extra 100L, making the price total 1350L, I got exactly the type of skin set I wanted, aside from the tattoo layer issue.
MyUglyDorothy is HERE.
The swimsuit is only 1L from HERE, includes Lush and Lola appliers.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Stop Charging For Demos on the Marketplace

No, seriously.  Stop.  It's not about the 1L or 2L or whatever, it's about the fact that it's not cool to pay for the "privilege" or *maybe* buying your item.  Cut the crap.  I rarely, actually almost never, buy from stores who charge for demos.  Neither does Isabeau.  (Sorry for calling you out the fellow blogger, haha.)  Neither do a lot of people on Plurk.  Is the 1L you make off of a demo worth the potential lost customers?


P.S.- I've heard all of the excuses and none of them are good enough.  It's even worse in world to charge for demos but there are one or two excuses for that that are *sort of* legit.  Marketplace?  Nope.

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