SKIN FAIR 2015 – La Malvada Mujer ‘Anna’

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Now until two seconds ago I had absolutely no idea that LA MALVADA MUJER means ‘The Evil Woman’, but thanks to the wonders of Google Translate I do now:)  Faina Cortes is the brains behind the brand that creates skins, make-ups tattoos, poses ‘and garbage’ (her words not mine) in Second Life. And personally, I don’t think she has an evil bone in her body!

First of all this is NOT your regular skin brand, and that’s a strength, not a criticism. These are skins with edge that stick two fingers up at regular Second Life skin standards and veer completely off track. That’s not to say that they’re completely ‘out there’, but they’re the kind of skins that many will avoid because the shading and styling on them is a little too irregular for their tastes. Now, that’s a shame, because they’re missing out on taking a trip with some of the tastiest alternative skin-wear in world, but it also means that if you choose to sport these skins then you’re one hella unique individual indeed, and in a world teeming with ‘unique individuals’ then that’s really saying something!This is a world of twisted tattoos and dramatic eyeshadows and lips. This is a world where cheekbones are so sharp that they will cut you, so perhaps there is some evil to be reckoned with, after all. They’re certainly not skins for the faint of heart.

I went for an oddball 1990’s inspired look when wearing ‘Anna’, the SKIN FAIR 2015 release. Initially I struggled a little with styling, but eventually realised that with this skin, less is more. So I pared back my look removing the tattoos that I normally wear these days and focusing on the skin itself. Now, like all the reviews I’ve done so far I haven’t changed anything about my basic shape at all, yet straight away you can see how different my face looks to normal. This is due to shading and shaping and there is  LOTS of it here. Cheeks are super-sharp, eyes well defined and lips acute; think angles and edges rather than softness and sheer shape. That’s not to say that the shading isn’t exceptional, it is, but this skin has a definition that some will not be used to at all. Don’t fear it. As an analogy, this is the kind of skin you would probably see on the most haute-couture of catwalks.

It’s fair to say then that LA MALVADA MUJER skins are not for everyone, and you won’t descend into a virtual club to see it filled with avatars sporting these looks. But that my friends is a bonus; in a world where we can indulge our differences it’s often surprising to me how much we can look the same. Not if you’re wearing these skins. Last but not least if you have the TMP Mesh Body then this is the brand to seek out and try because there’s so much tailored to fit your investment. For the rest of us think regular skin layers to sport, but also colourful alternative bright eyebrows and shadows along with lips to match and freckles that look authentic due to their lack of symmetry. I urge you to give this brand a go guys; it’s very different but a lot of fun.

You’ll find LA MALVADA MUJER on SKIN FAIR 2015 SIM 1, Booth 44

**Kitty wears ANNA Skin Tone 2 NB* ANNA Lipstick N2* ANNA eyebrows violet**

Anna Skin is available at the event 4 skin tones, with separate eyebrows, eye shadows and lipsticks available separately from the skin.

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SKIN FAIR 2015 – Static Skins ‘Seia’

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I wasn’t familiar with STATIC skins before SKIN FAIR 2015 at all, and if I’m brutally honest, I struggled with Seia at first. I couldn’t get her to work on me; styling proved difficult for some reason and I felt like I’d lost my mojo..and then all of a sudden, we clicked!
Her face suddenly struck me as having a real vintage quality to her, almost a 1920’s aspect with the thin, slightly fuzzy brow and the very pronounced cupid’s bow to the lip. I’m glad I persevered because she’s an incredibly satisfying skin to wear indeed. In fact, I ended up styling her in my usual fashion, adding a tattoo from THINGS to add a wee bit of ‘oomph’ and  being very pleased with the results, as I hope you can tell from these snaps!
Unlike some of the other skins I’ve featured from Skin Fair 2015 Seia doesn’t have an overwhelming stack of options choose from, which may seem a tad underwhelming but trust me, it can actually be a relief too! We’re laden with appliers and layers and mesh attachments, sometimes it’s good to keep our choices simple and few. The trick is, they need to be QUALITY. Impiety hasn’t let us down on that score. I would have liked a no brow skin option, just because I’m that kind of gal, but I can work with what I’m given when it’s this good. As you can tell,  I ended up being rather keen on this skin indeed.
So what do I like about Seia? The visage is very pretty and if you are looking for a vintage look to your chops I’d recommend this skin straight away, even though I don’t think it’s intended to evoke that kind of feeling. (Pro-tip, If you increase the size of your eye opening just a tad, and make the dip in the philtrum a little deeper, this skin will practically turn you into Clara Bow) OR you can do away with the regular mouth  altogether and add some PXL Sweet Lips into the mix, should you so wish. I was delighted to find appliers for the lipsticks in the package that will fit PXL Sweet Lips, Nyam Nyam and Loud Mouth.

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Each skin tone costs just L$599 and is bursting with goodness in each bottle. Guys, this is an absolute bargain considering what you get in each pack! I’m wearing ‘Sunkissed’ and it’s a lovely warm ivory tone that doesn’t skimp on the details one jot, even though for the price it could. Your purchase gets you the basic skin along with versions featuring black, blue, purple and red lipstick options, along with the aforementioned  PXL, Nyam Nyam and Loud Mouth appliers.  That’s not all, your Slink, Lolas and Omega applier needs are catered to as well!

I’m so glad I took my time to enjoy ‘Seia’, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by her and think she’s a great find at SKIN FAIR 2015, and I think you will too!

Click HERE to go straight to her!

SKIN FAIR 2015 is almost here!

So the blogger previews have opened for Skin Fair 2015 gang and bugger me it’s AMAZING.

This year is by FAR the best Skin Fair we’ve had in Second Life, I kid you not!

There is so much to love on show that basically I know you are going to a) spend all your Lindens b) Probably sell your virtual organs and c) expire from excitement! 

At least when you do you’ll leave a beautiful virtual corpse, huh?

So, blogging SKIN FAIR will be my priority over the forthcoming days. I can’t blog everyone, as much as I would love to, so I’ll be selecting some skins that really stood out to me, as well as make-ups and attachments (ooer missus!) and hopefully doing them justice on these pages, and on Flickr too. My mind has already been blown. SKIN FAIR 2014 opened my eyes up to NAR MATTARU, and I’ve been in love with the brand ever since. Guys and gals, you should see what Jade Glazner has dropped on us this year. Let me introduce you to ‘Kyrin’.

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I WILL do a PROPER review  of this astonishing skin over the next few days but I have to go to bed due to RL work in the morning, although I desperately want to stay home and play with skins all day tomorrow.  Alas that isn’t an option!

So stay tuned dear Kittyreaders,  SKIN FAIR 2015 has landed, and you are in for a TREAT!! Watch this space!!

GEEK GIRLS ARE EASY!

Le Geek c'est Chic!

GEEKS ‘N’ NERDS is in full swing, and to my surprise I managed to get into the sim without any problems, which to be honest, I really didn’t expect at all. Of course, it was busy, but now the majority of creators have set out their wonderful wares it’s even more enthralling than it was yesterday. Something I didn’t expect though was to fall in love with a skin at this event.  I’m loving NAR MATTARU pretty exclusively these days,  so don’t really feel the need to look further afield (with the exception of the odd BELLEZA or GLAM AFFAIR number), but by ‘eck, I spotted this LUMAE skin and I did the cardinal sin..I bought it WITHOUT TRYING A DEMO!! (What is it that I tell you guys to do all the time? DEMO ALL THE THINGS!) But, at L$100 per tone I was feeling, shall we say ‘adventurous’, and something in me just knew this would be a good investment. Turns out to be an EPIC investment; in fact I’m absolutely delighted. This skin has everything I’m looking for, beautiful tone and detail and even comes with options that I wouldn’t expect for the price. I normally wouldn’t have gone for such a slim brow either, but  I took a risk and it has actually paid off! I look bloody lovely, even if I say so myself!

This skin will be worn a LOT by me, and here’s why; the lips are scrumptious and the perfect shade of red.  It will look blinking brilliant when I wear it with my favourite make-up and eyeliner layers. At the moment I’m sporting it with my go-to eyeliner (the ever awesome Black Eyeliner Series 8 from MONS) and it looks ruddy fab doesn’t it?!

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I’m also wearing the rather fabulous new necklace, ‘Timey Wimey Things’,  from CAE, which is an absolutely essential item for any self-respecting DOCTOR WHO fan. Of course, there are tonnes of Whovian-inspired goodies at this event, but this double necklace is incredibly special.  It features a little Tardis-style charm, along with one that looks rather like a sonic screwdriver, and there’s a fez and a bow-tie, because we all know that they’re the epitome of cool. There’s also a key on a separate strand, could that be a Tardis key I wonder? I’m not sure, but what I am sure of is that CAE always makes beautiful jewellery that looks totally authentic and is worth every single Linden spent. This is beautifully made, and a pleasure to wear. Incidentally, the necklaces are HUD controlled too, so you can change the colour of chains and pendants to suit your wishes. Choose from Gold, Silver and Bronze options to mix ‘n’match to your heart’s content.
Last but not least the wee jewelled choker that I’m sporting is a free gift from HASTE.  HASTE is a new brand tome, and they have some beautiful items at GEEKS’N’NERDS which I’ll share with you later this week. As freebies go though this is a wee corker. I’m really into chokers at the moment because apart from looking awesome they’re excellent for hiding neck seams from mesh bodies, and this one is perfect. It’s so delicate and intricate yet looks great, and is easy to resize too.

So what are you waiting for? Make haste! (Oho, look what I  did there!) and trot off to the GEEKS’N’NERDS fair and get ready for the most epic of nerdgasms. There’s so much to love about this event that I’ll be coming back to it all week!

Kitty wears: 

SKIN: Evie – P-P-P-POW! (Tone4) by LUMAE (GEEKS’N’NERDS 2014)

EYELINER Black Eyeliner, Series 8 by MONS

EYES Hope Eyes Denim (M) by IKON

HAIR Mila V2 by CHEMISTRY

EARS  Gen 4 Ear Heart Plugs by AITUI

LASHES MC Falsies  (MP Item, no longer available)

JUMPER Raspberry Angora Pullover by GAWK

JEANS Love Him Boyfriend Jeans by LE PRIMITIF (MY ATTIC)@THE DECK

SEPTUM PIERCING Style 1 (Gold) by MONS

CHOKER Diamond Choker (Black) by HASTE (GEEKS’N’NERDS 2014)

NECKLACE Timey Wimey Things by CAE (GEEKS’N’NERDS 2014)