One Hair + Three Skins = Three Girls (ft. 7DS & TRUTH)

It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of 7 Deadly s{K}ins and TRUTH; they’re in almost all of my posts! Today I want to show off a few of their products and show how you can get different looks without changing much.

The Basics

Every pic used today has almost identical products (all of which are credited at the end of the post). There is only one actual product that is different in each picture and that’s the skin. You’ll see the style and color of the hair changes. The hair itself isn’t being swapped out, it’s all controlled by HUD. The color of the bathing suit is adjusted the same way. The mesh parts and shapes are all the same. This is a great example of how different you can look with a new skin and hairdo.


Serika

This look is based around the Serika Omega applier from 7 Deadly s{K}ins. While it’s designed for LAQ (there’s a shape for sale too) I find that she works fine on my Catwa head as seen here. She’s available in eleven skin tones as seen below:

  1. Box 1
    • Caramel (shown here)
    • Cotton
    • Dew
    • Marshmellow
    • Sand
    • Snow
  1. Box 2
    • Caramel (shown here)
    • Coconut
    • Oak
    • Pineapple
    • Taupe
    • Walnut
Serika is available at anyBODY until September 30 at 8AM SLT.

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How To Look Like A Million Bucks On A Budget

Second Life and some of its many avatars may be free, however a large portion of us invest money into the game. Avatar customization can turn into a very expensive hobby if you have the desire and the funds. That said, you don’t have to be rich to look awesome. If you want to spend some money on your avatar but need to stick to a budget you can still look great.

What To Spend On

The important thing to remember is that your avatar is yours and what’s important to others may not be important to you. Maybe you don’t care about cool clothing but you want a high quality mesh body. Perhaps you love the system body and want to invest in quality clothing and hair. It’s entirely up to you. Here are some things worth investing in when funds are limited.

The Basics: Body, Skin, Hair, Etc.

A high quality base is a great starting point. If you have some of the more popular mesh body parts you can find low cost and even free clothing, appliers, and accessories quite easily. What you should purchase is entirely up to your preferences and budget. This section lists some of the most popular brands alongside which genders they support so you have a place to start. This is by no means a complete list, it just includes the most popular brands to consider.

Mesh Body Parts

If you’ll only be purchasing high quality body parts (and looking for deals on skins and appliers) I recommend sticking with the more common mesh body options. Their popularity makes it very easy to find low cost and free products to use with them. I highly encourage visiting Mesh Body Addicts to research any parts you may be interested in and demo all your parts together before purchasing to ensure they give you the look you want. 

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(How) Hair Changes A Person

Have you ever looked in the mirror after a new haircut and felt like a new person? A new ‘do can really change the vibe you give off to others! This is true for our avatars, too.

A change of color can be the breath of fresh air your avatar needs, or perhaps you want an entirely different style altogether. You may be surprised at just how much a new hairstyle can change your overall appearance. Take the slideshow below, for example. The hair (and very minor expression changes) are the only differences between each image. Every hair in this post was created by TRUTH.

 

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Chillin’ On The Porch In Denim (ft Serendipity)

Serendipity has made a cute denim shorts set for Fashion Dazzle!

The Maisie Outfit

I think my favorite part of this little set is how the denim gives the colored fabric that extra pop. Second on the list is something my regular readers know I love: the mix & match potential. The set is cute enough alone, but it’s also very easy to layer it with other clothing, jewelry, or even tattoos. It makes this outfit even more versatile than it appears at first glance.

In fact even on its own the set has different style options. It comes with a HUD that allows you to choose between six looks. The selection will change the fabric as well as the little flower accents on the front hips. The HUD also includes easy access to the store’s Landmark, Marketplace, and more information.

 

The Maisie Outfit is exclusive to Fashion Dazzle and can be purchased for L$99. You can also purchase Serendipity’s Kathryn Pencil Dress for L$129 as well as the Felicity Dress & Olivia Corset for L$149 each.

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To The Ball Or The Beach? (Ft. Glint)

Glint is back for this month’s Fashion Dazzle!

To The Ball

If it’s fancy you’re looking for the Chelsea set is perfect. Chelsea comes with earrings, a necklace, and a HUD to ensure the jewelry is perfect for mix and matching any outfit. You can choose between four different metals, eight different spherical gemstones, and seven different center gemstones.

The spherical stones will change all of them in the set, however the metals are controlled by necklace or earrings. If you wish to have different color combinations of spherical stones just equip the jewelry you want to change, ensure the other piece isn’t worn, and use the HUD to select the color. The HUD also allows you to resize your jewelry, grab a landmark to the store, get a link to the Marketplace location, and snag an informational notecard.

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The Lovely Ladybug (& More!)

One of Fashion Dazzle’s many participants this month is TRS Designs. The in world location has a little bit of everything for the ladies. Whether you’re looking for clothes, hair, or cute accessories you can find it there. The main store also hosts gacha, group gifts, and midnight mania. The Marketplace location has nearly 3,000 products for sale. The clothing comes in all styles from elegant to casual, gothic to preppy, and everything in between.

 


Aphrodite Dress (Ladybug)

This adorable dress is exclusive to Fashion Dazzle. This is probably the cutest dress I have in my entire inventory right now. The little antennae on the front really give it that playful look while still being elegant. You can change the look with layering as seen in the official advertisement below. Mix and matching leggings, jackets, and tight tops really change the feel of the dress. I love it so much! You can pick up the Aphrodite Dress in Ladybug at Fashion Dazzle for only L$100.
Note: Originally the post erroneously stated the dress was L$250. This has been fixed to show the correct price at $L100. Sorry for the confusion!

 

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Yes, You SHOULD Be Using Demos!

If you’re a regular to the blog you know I’m a firm proponent of demoing products before purchase. I’ve had people ask if and why demos in Second Life are really important. People have also told me that they don’t want to spend the extra time demoing a product they already know they’ll like. Demos are very important, even if you’re absolutely in love with the item! Today I’ll cover what to look for when demoing so you can learn why you should never skip the demo step if it’s available.

What’s A Demo?

Demos are inexpensive (usually free or 1 linden dollar) versions of products made for you to test out before making a final purchase. Think of demos as trying on new clothes or shoes before you buy them. You wouldn’t want to make a big purchase just to find that the jacket doesn’t fit and can’t be returned, would you? In addition to being inexpensive, demos also tend to have something missing or added so you don’t use it instead of the final product. This may be weird/missing textures, extra shapes, or even a timed product that can’t be used after a period of time passes. You wouldn’t want to wear a demo out to the party you’re heading to later. The entire point of the demo is to ensure the product is what you need before making the purchase.

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Georgie At Suicide DollZ

Suicide DollZ is a biweekly event catering to the dark, sexy, and sometimes naughty side of Second Life. The current run ends tomorrow, March 30, so make sure to head on over while you still can! Featured at this event is the 7DS skin Georgie, who you’ll see in this post.

Meet Georgie

Georgie is a beautiful skin that goes light on the makeup, yet still has just enough to ensure you look beautiful. She’s perfect for avatars who want to wear other makeups without worrying about clashing with the skin. She comes in six of 7 Deadly s{K}ins‘ tones: Cotton Candy, Apricot, Sand, Caramel, Taupe, and Pineapple. Each purchase (L$599)  includes all six tones with omega appliers for the face and body as well as Slink hand/feet appliers. She was designed for Catwa heads, however she can be used with any Omega compatible head. (Not sure about Omega? Learn more in our appliers guide!) The demo can be found alongside the skin at the Suicide DollZ event.

Free Dress & Jewelry

The outfit worn in today’s post can be picked up for free! The choker is a free group gift at the LeLutka store. It comes with a color changing HUD to ensure it matches your outfit. The earrings are made by Sn@tch and can be found as a free gift at Designer’s Circle. The dress is from Posh Pixels and can also be found as a gift from Designer’s Circle.

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Fantasy Avatar: The Demoness

Not all Second Life avatars have to be human. In fact, non human avatars are a common sight in Second Life. Today I’ll be showing you a beautiful demoness. The best part about making many fantasy humanoids is that they can build off the human base you may already be using!
Shoutout to hhhnnnnnggggggg for inspiring this post! The redditor commented on a post about Second Life Avatar Questions and mentioned he or she had purchased a set of bento demon wings. That in addition to a short conversation about fantasy avatars gave me the little push to start showing off some non human characters.

Get the Demoness Look

Since most players likely have the basics they enjoy using (such as a body, feet, hands, head) I haven’t included those in this section. I used mostly products that I already had, however a few new purchases were made. If you’d like to copy the style completely you can find full credits at the bottom of the post. Feel free to click any image for a larger version to check out the detail.

Wings and Tail- EVolved creatures

A second life demoness shows off her wings and tail by evolved creations

EVolved creatures creates bento fantasy enhancements for avatars. At the time of this posting the current selection is small, but each item is versatile, great quality, and beautiful. They currently offer the following products:

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Fashion Dazzle: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Davina

One of the most well known skin creators in Second Life, Izara Zuta, has brought her exclusive Davina skin to Fashion Dazzle! Read on for a sneak peek and more information about  7 Deadly s{K}ins – Davina.

 

 

 


Fast Facts: 7 Deadly s{K}ins

  1. Offers a wide variety of realistic skins for both men and women.
    • Skins are available as appliers or as skins for system bodies
  2. Has an in world location as well as a presence on the Marketplace.
    • In world location offers gacha
    • Marketplace has over 500 products
  3. VIP group is available. Perks include:
    • Free gifts every month
    • Midnight Mania and Mini Mania Boards
    • Discounts on select products for group members

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