Wanna Play?

Wanna Play?

Bounce is the newest pose prop from Diesel Works and is currently available at The Liaison Collaborative’s latest event – Poser Pavilion. Bounce has eight poses and includes the mesh basketball. It runs through July 10th and has a bunch of fun beachy and sporty poses and props. I’m wearing separates from ColdLogic’s release earlier today which has a ton of tops, shorts, and dresses.

Hair: Elikatira – Balance by Elikapeka Tiramisu
Eyes: Ikon – Ascension Eyes by Ikon Innovia
Skin: Glam Affair – Summer by Aida Ewing
Tank: Coldlogic – Shultz Top by ColdLogic
Shorts: Coldlogic – Ramsey Shorts by ColdLogic
Shoes: Monso – My First Sneakers by Morphina Janick
Hands: SLink – Mesh Hands by Siddean Munro
Prop & Pose: Diesel Works – Bounce by Rogan Diesel

What’s Your Digits – Take 3

Digits 2013

Berry has once again asked us – What’s your digits? I’ve done this the past two times she has made the challenge and it’s always interesting to see how things have changed

Take 1 – 2011

Take 2 –  2012

My digits have stayed pretty much the same this past year, mostly due to standard sizing (medium size). I have, however, increased my hand size quite a bit to keep them in proportion since I wear mesh hands the majority of the time.

  1. Do you try and keep your avatar’s body proportionate and similar to the “average” proportions pictured above?
    My av has pretty much always been “proportionate” but that’s just the way I am.
  2. What do you dislike the most about the SL avatar mesh?
    It’s always been the default hands and feet but not so much anymore thanks to mesh body parts – hands, feet, ears, and who knows what is next! – there’s really nothing that can’t be fixed.
  3. Does it bother you when you see other avatars that are not proportionate at all?
    Not really… whatever floats your boat.
  4. Even though this is a virtual world and people can be anything they want to be, do you feel when they are in human form, they should try to keep their proportions close to average?
    Nope! Variety is one of the awesome things about SL and I think it’s great for people, especially bloggers, to have something that is distinct… almost like a trademark.

Hair: Truth – Wanda by Truth Hawks
Skin: Glam Affair – Summer by Aida Ewing
Bikini: Boom – Hampton Bikini by Aranel Ah
Hands: SLink – Mesh Hands by Siddean Munro
Feet: Gos Boutique – Mesh Bare Flat Feet by Gospel Voom
Pose: LAP by Dove Swanson

Ashley

Ashley

Ashley is the newest face from Belleza and is only available at the Summerfest event. There are two makeups in five skin tones ranging from pale to deep tan.

Visit Summerfest

Hair: Truth – Colbie by Truth Hawks
Skin: Belleza – Ashley by Tricky Boucher
Eyes: Ikon – Ascension Eyes by Ikon Innovia

June Belleza Best Buys

Belleza Best Buys - June

June’s Belleza Best Buys begins at midnight with three exclusive Ava makeups for the ladies, and a refresh of the Matthieu skin for the guys. These are available for a steal of a price through Sunday.

Hair: Exile – Hearts Don’t Breakeven by Kavar Cleanslate
Skin: Belleza – Ava by Tricky Boucher
Eyes: Ikon – Vanity Eyes by Ikon Innovia
Earrings: Cae – Kasbah Earrings by Caelan Hancroft

 

A little rant…

LuluFirst, a disclaimer. This is my personal opinion. It’s not intended to be a reflection of the opinion of any of the stores that I am or have been affiliated with, but is based on my own observations.

If you’ve shopped on the Marketplace, you’re probably familiar with the ratings system. It’s a place for you to share your opinion of a product that you have purchased. I’m not saying these reviews have to be 100% sweetness and light. I think we’ve all bought something from Marketplace only to receive it and it’s not at all what we expected. The purpose of this review system is twofold – it informs buyers or potential buyer about the item and provides feedback on the seller’s customer service.  To most creators, those ratings are extremely important and can make or break a sale with a shopper who is undecided so if you’re going to take time to do a review, at least put some thought into why you’re reviewing an item and whether what you’ve got to say is of value to another person.

Make a constructive, helpful review – positive or negative…

Base your review on the specific product you’ve purchased. Mention *why* you like/don’t like the product, what makes it stand out (or not), customer service, etc etc etc. Things that would be helpful to someone that is interested in buying the product that you have willingly purchased. Maybe these are things you wish you had known, or maybe they’re just things that set this item apart from competitors. Positive or negative, ask yourself if what you’re saying is actually of value to a shopper.

Don’t base negative reviews off of customer support issues without first contacting the creator…

Always, always, always  give the seller/creator a chance to rectify your issue. The review system isn’t a place to request support or complain you didn’t get support when you never contacted the creator in the first place (no one here is a mind reader, but if you are, lemme know so I can find out the lotto numbers). If a product doesn’t work or you can’t figure out how to use it – contact support before you write a scathing review. Give the creator an opportunity to help you. Not only are you helped, but the creator may also learn something from your issue. In most cases a simple five minute conversation can resolve problems, leaving you with a positive experience.

Don’t base negative reviews off of technical issues that are outside the creator’s control…

Rezzing issues and failed deliveries are not reasons for negative reviews. Hello, this is SL and it fucks up all the time. Sometimes it’s on the client viewer side, sometimes it’s on the server side, and sometimes it’s because the stars aren’t in alignment. None of these are the seller/creator’s fault.

Don’t threaten a creator with a poor review…

A Marketplace review is not a bargaining chip with a creator. Threatening a creator with a poor review (e.g. “If you don’t do X, I’ll give you a bad review”) so that you can get what you want is most definitely not an effective thing to say when you are trying to get help from that creator. You know that saying you’ll catch more flies with honey? It’s true.

Consider updating your review…

If you do write a negative review and the seller/creator responds… If you do have your complaints addressed to your satisfaction, consider going back and updating your MP review. Maybe bump the rating up if you feel so inclined, but at least mention that you were helped and how that interaction went. Everyone likes good customer service.

Be honest. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and the review system is about sharing them – constructively.

Hair: Truth – Charlize by Truth Hawks
Skin: Glam Affair – Lulu by Aida Ewing @ Arcade
Eyes: Ikon – Destiny Eyes by Ikon Innovia @ The Boutique
Top: GField – Frill Bikini by Cerberus Noel
Hands: SLink – Mesh Hands by Siddean Munro
Jewelry: Cae – Kasbah by Caelan Hancroft @ FaMESHed
Pose: Adorkable – Delightful by Adorkable Peapod

Ellie @ The Arcade

Belleza Ellie @ The Arcade

A new round of The Arcade begins on Saturday with a pretty epic list of vendors. Belleza will be there with 15 skins loaded into the gacha, 3 of which are rares. The fifteen makeups that are available in the gacha machine are absolutely gorgeous – and wearable! We’re not talking about a novelty skin, these are normal Belleza skintones with lovely makeup combinations. At 100L per try, this is an absolute steal.

Hair: Lelutka – Ellie by Thora Charron
Eyes: Ikon – Destiny Eyes by Ikon Zenovka
Skins: Belleza – Ellie by Tricky Boucher — Available 6/1 at The Arcade

Meet Cleo

Cleo

 

Cleo is the lovely new face from Glam Affair. Cleo is available in the usual six skintones – Artic, Europa, America, Jamaica, India, and Africa – and twelve different makeups (thirteen if you include the “clean” version).  With each skin, there are six different eyebrow colors (light blonde, dark blonde, light brown, brown, black, red).  With Cleo, Glam Affair has opted to include a few additional layers to help you personalize your skin even more.

  • Freckles & Pores – There are three different freckle layers included, along with a definition and pores layer.
  • Lip Gloss – There are two layers to add gloss and one to remove.
  • Nose – There are three different nose layers that will help you tweak the skin even more

Hair: Truth – Denee by Truth Hawks
Skin: Glam Affair – Cleo by Aida Ewing
Eyes: Ikon – Destiny by Ikon Zenovka
Swimsuit: ColdLogic – Monterey Bikini by ColdLogic
Earrings: Cae – Kabah Earrings by Caelan Hancroft

Home & Garden Expo 2013

2013 Home & Garden Expo

The 2013 Home & Garden Expo kicked off yesterday and runs until June 2nd, with 11 sims housing over 100 creators of the very best homes, gardens, landscaping and interior design products in Second Life, plus an additional 30 creators at the second annual Breedables Fair. Not only is this a great opportunity to shop, it’s also a great opportunity to support Relay for Life as each exhibitor has several donation items in which 100% goes to Relay for Life

What Next and Organic are two exhibitors that you will find at the expo. Among many other fantastic items from both of these stores, the blue and green versions of What Next’s Garden Cafe Table & Chairs and RFL Tulips and Water Lillies from Organica are all donation items.  All three of these are mesh and available exclusive to the expo for its duration.

A complete map of all exhibitors is available at the Expo’s website. SLurls for the Expo sims are available below.

Home Expo 2013 Logo

 

 

Such a Lady

Some NSFW shoe fun after the cut… Shoes from Gos Boutique.. Poses by oOo and Rack (more…)

May Belleza Best Buys

May BBB

It’s the first weekend of the month, which means it’s Belleza Best Buys weekend. This month there are three Mya skins out for the ladies and three Jonas skins out for the guys. At 400L apiece, it’s a great way to update your look or outfit an alt without breaking the bank.

Hair: Exile – Fire to the Rain by Kavar Cleanslate @ FaMESHed
Skin: Belleza – Mya BBB Skins for May by Tricky Boucher
Eyes: Ikon – Vanity Eyes by Ikon Zenovka
Top: Truth – Melody Bustier by Truth Hawks @ FaMESHed
Necklace: Cae – Alchemy by Caelan Hancroft @ FaMESHed