The Marvellous Magika Sale! (Avatar Blogger Crossfit Challenge(Entry 29 of 30))

Magika Sale

There’s a fantastic 50% summer sale just started at Magika.  

The sale will only be available in the inworld store between June 26 – July 10, which means it’s not valid on purchases on the marketplace, but that’s not really a hardship when you can rez in-world and be immediately surrounded by wonderful, awesome hair. And LOTS of avatars, clamouring to buy it!

Get your paws on some fabulous styles like the one I’m wearing above which is called ‘Awake’.

Even better, once the sale is over Sabina has promised lots of lovely new hairstyles for us to enjoy. (I’m crossing my fingers and hoping for bobs obviously!)

Click here to TP to the good stuff!

Kitty likes to eep!

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“Eep, “ is a word that I use a lot.

An expression of surprise, excitement or just plain for the heck of it, eep fits the bill for most occasions when a “Yikes” “Jings” or “Weee!” just won’t do.

It is a most excellent word.

It is also the name of a hair brand that has caught my eye over the past few months, producing great hairstyles with wonderful hair textures at excellent prices, and my latest acquisition from them is by far my most favourite.

It’s a classic Mary Quant bob. I LOVE bobs. They’re so totally versatile, and I will never be sick of wearing them in-world. Each time a hair-maker releases a new bob on the grid I’m there, feeding my rampant bob habit. The last time it was Magika and the superb ‘Plenty’, but this time it’s eep and the (somewhat disappointing title by comparison) ‘eep hair 009’

It’s a beautiful bob.

It’s static, but that’s fine. The sharpness of the cut doesn’t require movement, and the shaping of the hair frames the face perfectly.

And that’s pretty much it.

There’s no overt fuss and frippery with eep, and I like that. There’s no pretension with the brand to speak of and that’s a strength too.  It doesn’t even have a  store as such.  

In fact, even though the hair is pretty simple, it will make you, well, “Eep” with excitement.

And that’s no bad thing in my book.

“EEP!” said Kitty. A lot.

Kitty wears eep  hair 009 in fire 3 from the ‘Reds’ pack.( Pack contains six colours for L$250, other colour packs are available and just as awesome) 

 

Elikatira 70% OFF SALE AHOY! (Kitty faints with excitement!)

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I’ve been a fan of Elikapeka Tiramisu since her ETD days; which seem so distant now. Her return to the grid was marked with a huge fanfare from hard core fans, and it’s fair to say she’s been as successful in recent months with Elikatira as she ever was in her earlier days.The reason for this is simple; classic hairstyles with a modern twist. Whatever the occasion, you’ll be able to find a style to suit.  Traditional ribbons and bows, or less conventional asymmetric cuts with twisted prims in just the right places; each style reflects hard work, imagination and oozes quality. Not only that but the colours and hair textures are spot on. Whatever your preference, there is sure to be something on offer that will please you.

Another thing that I really rate about these styles are the production values and as a customer i really appreciate the variety of colours per pack; for your hard-earned dosh you’ll find five colours per pack in varying tones with ten in a rainbow colours box. Also there’s an Essentials selection which is really handy; 8 natural tones for every occasion in one handy pack makes for an inventory staple.  These are great purchases for photographers and stylists.  (In fact I personally recommend that you invest in these)  And of course there are fat packs to be had, and these are bursting at the seams with fifty, yes FIFTY, tones if you love a style THAT much.

But even better than that, there’s a sale on. Oh my gawsh it’s a corker, 70% off and when it ends the styles are retired. Finito. Making way for new stuff and things, oh the excitement! This of course means that you can buy up the entire store for not really that much at all..BUT, and yes, there is a but, good luck getting in. And then when you do, good luck not being hit by the lag-monster…

As is to be expected when a popular content creator has a sale the entire grid congregates in the store and basically it’s like walking through treacle, and demos don’t rez properly.So here’s a tip; run in (if you can) and grab as many demos as your arms can carry, and zoom off to the nearest sandbox that you can find. Once there, rez a box and squash it down into a square. Add another two of these, and a base, and choose a blank texture, making sure that it’s white. Voila!There you have a very simple modelling studio to hand, three walls and a floor, in which you can test your demos against a lovely white back-drop (or indeed any texture or colour that you fancy from your inventory)*  Pose away to your heart’s content and try out your demos in style with various articles from your wardrobe, then make a list and take a trip back to the store when it’s not as busy to buy, buy, buy!(For European SL’ers, in particular us Brits, that usually means waiting until early morning in the UK when all the Americans are in bed. Or at least should be! GET TO BED! Some of us have shopping to do you lag-hounds!!)

As I mentioned earlier I really like the Essentials selection, so I opted to buy this amazing long haired style, ‘Sound’, in that particular pack so that I could get a lot of wear out of it, just because I don’t normally go for long-haired styles. This one is a mesh-treat, and it also seriously reminds me of Angelina Jolie..

The sale runs until Feb 23rd so you have LOADS of time to make your selections.

Prices are dirt cheap too, I mean, almost ridiculously so.  Prices vary depending upon the style; certain regular five colour packs are just a mere L$66, with Essentials packs priced equally low, I’ve seen some at  L$84.  (There may well be some that are cheaper, but of course because of the lag I couldn’t click on every pack in store to be able to tell!) I’ve even seen some of the Fat Packs as low as L$310!

70% off is NOT to be sniffed at is it? So, here’s a taxi to Elikatira, and enjoy yourselves!

 * If you’re useless at building (I am, seriously) and want a basic modelling studio (Pfft, it’s basically half a box, LOL) then ping me in-world and I’ll drop one on you.  It may not seem like much, but armed with one of those, a pose stand with your fave poses in it and a sandbox you’re good to go for picture happy. 

Sora Tatham, Miss Virtual World starlet at W&Y show


You can see why can’t you? Beautiful…

 I am so impressed by the models here, their timing has been spot on and the choice of poses that they have used has been spot on.  As a shape creator it’s been interesting to see the shapes that each model has used, alas just like the catwalks in real life each model is very slender with elongated legs, but there is a touch of curve to some of them.  I’ve been truly impressed by the male models too, each one has been utterly gorgeous.  It’s interesting to note that I’m more impressed by seeing slender male models than I am by the female ones: I think that’s because each male shape looks more realistic when the muscles aren’t as in your face..no muscled marys on display here.  I would have loved to have been able to take a few pictures of teh boys to share with you , but it was very difficult to achieve a shot that wasn’t partially greyed out:( The lag was pretty dreadful.