July 17, 2009
Hi all! Another simple outfit with all the things I’m loving atm…and no, I couldn’t change my socks and shoes. I am in love, OK? ;P
Everyone’s going fishy for strawberries, me included! I love this dress and it’s been a big hit amongst the blogger gang. For good reason, it’s sexy, cute, summery and layerable! Very well executed Fae! You can pick up your own in white (or black!) at Fishy Strawberry!
Nylon Outfitters just released some new skins and they are rockin’! 4 tones x 12 makeups + tintable brows = a whole lot of lovin’! The facial features are very similar to the last (NO) skin release, but the shading is more dramatic and, I think, summery. Like you spent a lot of time out in the sun. I’ve really grown to love the shading and it’s a new fav for sure! Another big perk is Nylon isn’t afraid to use bold makeup on her skins, which is SO refreshing! I was lame in the fact that I chose to wear the ‘plain’ skin in this post…but it’s so durn pretty that I had to. But you gotta check out the bolder shades as well, think bindis, graphically bright eye makeups, bold lips….yum. I did a little comparison below, of the latest and previous release, so we can see the evolution of the face. =D Take a look! <33Love, Abra
June 27, 2009
Today, Fishy Strawberry releases it’s first ever skin: Daphne. I’m so incredibly excited about this release, and I think Fae did an excellent job! Daphne comes in 3 skin tones, each in 11 makeup variations, with black, brown and blond eyebrow options, and with or without a hairline. OMG!! Yes, she dun gone and thought of everything…
Daphne’s face is super cute. Super. Cute. Think strong Brows, flirty eyes, juicy, kisssssable lips and dimples! Omg, the world’s most perfect dimples!! /me swoooons… Daphne’s body is softly sculpted, with even lighting throughout. Think soft, glowing, perfectly moisturized skin. (Not ‘greasy’ or ‘oiled’, and certainly not ‘flat.) Her bum is cute and I love the little mole on the right breast! (not pictured, so you can discover it for yourself…)
There’s also a ‘deluxe demo’ in an exclusive makeup in the Fishy Strawberry subscrib-o-matic, so join up and check the history for it. Try it on, fall in love, go back for more…that’s the way it works folks! <333Love, Abra
June 12, 2009
Hi again! I’m excited about some new hairs and too energized to go to bed. (Tip: Don’t work out so late at night = energy burst = insomnia!) It’s ok though, as I have some cute hairs + stuffs to share with y’all =D <3Abra
Wot? #11 in Brown
Wot? #6 in Black
Wot? #2 in Browns
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March 31, 2009
I’m sure you’ve had this shopping experience: You are going through your inventory and come across something you love, love, love that happened to be buried in some random place, etc. You realize you haven’t been to that shop in a bit, and decide to TP back to check out the newness. Much to your dismay, upon arrival the lot is vacant. You go to the other locations and face the same dilemma. Soon you are going through you invo, looking for any lms that may lead you to the new location, you peek into the designer’s picks to see if there is any trail of evidence there…but nothing comes of it. So eventually, you longingly hug the fantastic items you have and hope that somehow the shop keeper is just teasing you.
Well, this most certainly happened to me with *UnTone*’s amazing jewelry shop. I’ve featured this shop multiple times in the blog and love the pieces I have with a passion. One day, months ago, I tped back to the store which was an empty lot. It was so terribly sad. I thought, how could a successful shop just close like that? But it happens, sometimes it’s RL or artist’s boredom, etc. I smacked my forehead for not getting the clover ring and the headdresses, but such is life, yanno?
Being the tenacious shopper that I am, every once in a while I’d check UnTone creator Cocomitsu Mayo’s profile for signs of life. The items she made were just so beautiful, I couldn’t help but hope someone as talented as her was still creating, somewhere. I was in luck the last time I checked, as I saw she had just opened a new shop, Cumu! I was so excited and delighted when I arrived and realized it was a hair shop. The hairs are beautiful, artistic, feminine sculpts. Some of the prettiest updos I’ve come across in a great while, and to top it off, one of them has my beloved, missed clovers in it! The shop itself is like a while gallery, it’s beautiful and really sets the scene as the best of them do. The hairs come in 3 color sets: blond, brown and black, with two tones to a pack and 4 styles to choose from. I scooped each style up, because they really are that lovely, and well, I learned the first time, if you love it, buy it or risk not having it at all. :)) Check out Cumu for yourself! <33xo, Abra
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March 25, 2009
Back when I was a noob this summer, an old friend recommend a few cool places for me to visit. Back then I didn’t realize that most sims, themed or not, were dedicated to shopping. I remember my friend dropping me a LM to Koreshan Pointe. I Tped into this old, abandoned theme park and started wandering around. The design was amazing, and what’s more, I discovered a whole group of amazingly cool shops there, one of them being Mina Jun’s skin shop ‘MinaJunk.’ I loved the style of the skin right away, and ended up getting one that made me look like I had been in the sun, maybe a little too long. It was perfect for summer and had that perfect reddened summer face that I always have during June and July irl. I wore that skin around my beach home everyday and ever since then, I’ve been a big MinaJunk fan.
Mina hasn’t released anything new in quite a while now, and I’ve been patiently awaiting her new releases, tempted by the teasers she’s posted on her Flickr photostream. The new releases are here now and I couldn’t be happier with them! She has done something new, by putting together 5 unique avatar packages, each themed by a different flower: Aijisai (hydrangea), Kiku (chrysanthemum), Sakura (cherry blossom), Sumire (violet), Tsubaki (camellia). Each look comes complete with skin, shape, hair, eyes, clothing, shoes and accessories. Everything has been handcrafted by Mina herself, and I must say the finished items are amazing.
The skin is as mesmerizingly gorgeous as ever, even more so imho, with a soft, radiant creaminess to the texture that is just so, so beautiful. This time around we have hand-painted lashes, a slightly different nose, colorful eye makeup and big plushy lips. The face has soft, rounded cheeks and the features are versatile and lend themselves to many different shape types. Each skin comes with a hair/no hair version, which seems to be the new thing and is quite useful when you are zoomed out on an avatar. (Read: no bald patches!) Plus, some of the hair styles she has created are made to be worn with the hair version of the skin. The hair styles themselves are very imaginative and playful: braided, pinned with flowers and draped in delicate gold chains. Again, she has introduced a new concept with some of the styles, as the hair-base of the skin is made to function as a part of the hair itself. I love the texturing done on them, it’s very realistic and luminescent.
What really gets me, though, is the clothing. I am completely enamored with it. As far as my knowledge goes, this is Mina’s first foray into clothing (at least for her shop) and she has done quite a job with it. Going with the flower theme, each outfit comes bearing the traits of it’s own: Aikisai and Tsubaki wear their flower on the head, Kiku on the head and feet, Sumire’s comes in the form of a necklace and Sakura’s blossoms are fluttering at the top of a dress bodice. The outfits are completely breathtaking; they are colorful, feminine, modern and bring with them a presence of their own. I can see myself wearing the complete looks over and over as well as mixing, matching and adding pieces to different outfits. For me the looks are perfect in every way, the only thing I would change is to add a resize script for the hair and clothing as I had to modify my own gourd-like head to wear it. As the old saying goes: a small price to pay for such beauty.
All in all, this collection must be seen, worn, ogled over and played with. Very well done Mina Jun, if this is the beginning of your brand’s extension, I cannot wait to see what you will bring to us in the future. <3xo, Abra
Details and more photos after the extension.
February 18, 2009
I’ve been wanting to post about my friend Dice Beattie’s two sweet clothing lines for a while now and finally have the chance to do it today. I like Dice’s funky designs and bright, fresh colors. He has two lines he works on, one more casual and the other more high fashion. Roll the Dice is Dice’s more casual wear line, think tees with cheeky lettering and jeans you can throw on and wear with anything. Beats by Dice Beattie is his more high fashion line, with dresses and gowns, in his trademark bright solids and patterns. Check them both out as you’re sure to find something awesome to satisfy your sweet tooth. I am off to pack!! xoxoxo
All clothing by Dice Beattie.
Hair by Le Lutka.
Shoes by GiGi Shoes.
Legwarmers by Action.
Ring by Nonko/i-Candy.
Earrings by Fabulous.
Nails by Love Magic.
Skin by MinaJunk.