7 Deadly s{K}ins in December! (32 Free Skins & More)

Where has 2017 gone? It’s already December!! 7 Deadly s{K}ins has a huge Advent event running, another Mystery Box, and new events coming up!

Advent Event

December brings us another huge skin giveaway event! From December 1 through January 1 7DS is giving away free skins every day! You must be a VIP group member to take part in this event.

You’ll notice that the group join fee is up to L$1000 for the duration of the event. This is because the value of the free products is so high the designer didn’t want people popping in just to snag the skins and run.

The Advent Event replaces the group gifts this month, so don’t worry if you don’t see your regular gifts on the group boards.

The featured image for the post uses Klassje, the Advent gift for December 1.

 

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Vista Lia’s Animations

Vista Animations released their bento head Lia last week. This post covers her animations and how she can make your avatar come to life. For more information about her appearance, cosmetic options, and to see her HUD check out my Lia announcement post.

Moods & Expressions

The Moods section is the first chunk right at the top of the animations tab. The four options allow you to choose the default mood your face will display. Each mood is a long and subtle set of animations. You can have one mood selected at a time. The mood serves as a nice baseline for your own unique personality to shine through. You’ll spice it up with your expressions.

Expressions are the flavor, so to speak. Each one selected adds a more obvious facial movement into the loop. You can select them all, none, or anything in between. With twenty four expressions to choose from you can build your very own personality how you see fit. The large pause button in this section will halt the expressions until you click it again. The stop button will clear all the selected expressions. I highly recommend you grab the demo and play with the moods and expressions because it’s really fun to make your own combinations!

It’s not just the movement that’s exciting, though. Using the smaller pause icons will freeze the face in an expression perfect for photos. You can see every one of the static facial expressions in the slideshow below.

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Lia: The Vista Bento Head Is Here!

Vista Animations has released their bento head Lia! Vista Facebook fans have been excited for this for the past week, though many people on grid are just now hearing about Lia. Can’t make it to the store to pick up your demo? Not a problem! Learn everything you need to know right here then snag that demo (and maybe the full version) once the crowds die down.

First Impressions

Right upon opening the box I was excited to see how many shapes Lia comes with. You don’t have to be an experienced shape maker to have a nice variety of looks. I also loved that Vista included a notecard explaining that this is their first head and feedback is welcome.

Originally I planned on making one post about Lia, however she’s so in depth that I had to split it into two. Today I’ll cover the main appearance of Lia and my next post will dig more into her animations and poses.

What Lia Comes With

While many of these are pretty self explanatory sometimes a cheat sheet can be helpful. Here is everything that comes with your Lia purchase and what it does. Note: the head itself can be copied, but not modified or transferred. All modification options happen with the included HUD. The shapes allow for copying and modifying so you can alter them with appearance sliders.

  • YS&YS eyebrows shape for VISTA
    • The brows to go with the YS&YS shape.
  • [Avenge] eyebrows shape for Vista mesh head
    • The brows to go with the Avenge shape.
  • [Avenge] shape for Vista mesh head
    • The shape designed by Avenge.
  • READ ME – BETA HEAD
    • An informative notecard from Vista.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA – SLIM SHAPE by VISTA
    • One of three shapes designed by VISTA for Lia.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD ALPHA
    • This alpha hides the system head so it doesn’t poke through your mesh head.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA by 7 Deadly s[K]ins
    • The shape designed 7 Deadly s{K}ins.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA by VISTA
    • One of three shapes designed by VISTA for Lia.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA by VISTA 2
    • One of three shapes designed by VISTA for Lia.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA by YS&YS
    • The shape designed by YS&YS.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA EYES RIGGED V.1b
    • The rigged version of the Lia eyes.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA EYES UNRIGGED LEFT V.1b
    • One half of the unrigged version of the Lia eyes.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA EYES UNRIGGED RIGHT V.1b
    • One half of the unrigged version of the Lia eyes.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA HUD V.1b
    • The HUD where you’ll play with all the fun settings.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA PERSONALIZE HUD V.1 
    • The HUD where you can upload your own layers.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA TEETH V.1b
    • Here are your teeth!
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA V.1
    • And finally the head itself.
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    Free Dove Friday: November 24, 2017

    Since discovering The Free Dove, I’ve decided to showcase one look a week with items from the store. Welcome to Free Dove Friday!

    This week showcases a dress from Tiffany Designs.

    Fast Facts On The Brand

    1. Tiffany Designs
      1. Elegant clothing, lingerie, jewelry, and shoes
      2. Has products for both genders
      3. Marketplace has over 200 items.

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    Sneak Peek: Lia The Vista Bento Head

    Featured image above showing off the Vista bento head Lia was made by Vista Animations.


    Lia is here! Feel free to keep reading about the preview, but if you want to see more about the head check out Lia: The Vista Bento Head and Vista Lia’s Animations!


    Yes, you read that right! Vista Animations is currently beta testing a bento head. Vista is arguably the largest, most popular Animation Overrider (AO) company in Second Life. Their bento hands enjoyed popularity when they were the first to be released on the grid. With plenty of bento heads on the market will Vista’s be as much of a hit? Read on to learn all we know and see the  head in action then let me know what you think!

    7 Deadly s{K}ins created the Saga skin for the vista bento head
    Promo Image by 7 Deadly s{K}ins

    What We Know

    Vista’s Facebook page opened the beta testing for the new head (named Lia) up to 30 lucky users on November 17, 2017. The first public version of Lia will be available Friday. The full price will be L$2500, however invited beta testers get it for half off. Check the facebook comments from Vista for confirmation of the release date and price!

    7 Deadly s{K}ins is also a part of this release! Their skin Saga (shown here) is included in the Vista HUD. 7DS’s November group gift Chantal (skin & shape) came with the following information via notecard:

    “This month’s group gifts come with a little story, A story to soon to tell.”

    In addition the shape is called “7 Deadly s[K]ins – VISTA shape Chantal Group” leading me to believe that 7DS VIP members have a free skin/shape for Vista’s new head already! Not a group member? The group is currently L$225 to join and includes skins every month. Next month the group price is increasing as there is an advent event planned with tons of free skins for group members. If you want to join the time is now.

    Additional HUD skins come from YS&YS and Avenge. So what does the HUD look like? Check out the post below from Vista!

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    Free Dove Friday: November 17, 2017

    Since discovering The Free Dove, I’ve decided to showcase one look a week with items from the store. Welcome to Free Dove Friday!

    This week showcases a dress from Serendipity.

    Fast Facts On The Brand

    1. Serendipity
      • Clothing and accessories
      • Has items for both genders
      • Marketplace has few items, but they’re cute!

    Read moreFree Dove Friday: November 17, 2017

    KingbalStores’ Shocking Mini

    KingbalStores has brought a cute mini dress to Fashion Dazzle.

    Celia Dress – Shock

    This outfit is one of my favorites from KS. I really like the peekaboo cutouts. I’m such a sucker for showing skin under clothing. The cutouts and the sleeves are covered in the same transparent material. If you look closely you’ll also see the tops of the sleeves have some cool lacing as well.

    The dress style itself is called Celia. Shock is the HUD which gives the black/white and black/grey patterns. You can see the other pattern in the Pics & Credits section below. This outfit is materials enabled so you can play with that if you like a little extra gloss to your look.

    The dress itself fit my Maitreya body perfectly right out of the box. The HUD is also clear and easy to use. I do want to note that the designer is very kinda and super helpful if you do happen to run into any issues. That gives products an extra bonus in my book!

    Celia in Shock fits Slink, Maitreya, TMP, Belleza, eBODY, Tonic, and Classic bodies. It’s available for L$199 exclusively at the KingbalStores booth at Fashion Dazzle this month. The booth has other outfits starting at L$150 so make sure to check them out, too.

    Read moreKingbalStores’ Shocking Mini

    The Samothrace & French Quarter Boots

    Loordes of London has an outfit as well as matching shoes out for Fashion Dazzle this month.

    The Samothrace

    The Samothrace definitely fits the geometric theme of this month’s Fashion Dazzle. It looks like something you’d see on a runway. It comes in five different color options, each with a different design in the middle. You can check all of them out in the slideshow toward the bottom of the post!

    The outfit comes in the five standard fitmesh sizes, so make sure to grab a demo to confirm it fits your body before purchasing. I initially had some issues with my wrists and part of the torso sticking out with the Maitreya body, but these were fixed by making some tweaks to my shape and the poses I was using.

    The Samothrace is available at the Loordes of London booth at Fashion Dazzle for L$50 each.

    The French Quarter Boots

    The French Quarter boots pair wonderfully with The Samothrace, as to be expected. They are comfy looking boots with five color options. Each can be viewed in the slideshow a little further down.

    The shoes come in one standard size. This won’t be an issue for most people as you can just remove or hide your feet if they cause any issues. The boots fit wonderfully on my Maitreya body.

    The French Quarter boots are also available at the booth for L$50 a pair.


     

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    Free Dove Friday: November 10, 2017

    Since discovering The Free Dove, I’ve decided to showcase one look a week with items from the store. Welcome to Free Dove Friday!

    This week showcases a necklace and bracelet from Masoom.

    Fast Facts On The Brand

    1. Masoom
      • Clothing and accessories
      • Products for women
      • Marketplace store has over 100 items

    Read moreFree Dove Friday: November 10, 2017

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