Shyla

Belleza put a spanner in the works for me yesterday when they released this new skin Shyla. As we know my day to day skin is Jen by League, I wear others from time to time when I’m taking pictures and as much as I liked them, none of them struck me as something I would wear 80% of the time. So I was happy enough to stick with Jen and just recently updated my profile picture and everything with it. Then Shyla arrived.

I’m super fussy about my every day skin and while I love my others that I wear for pics, they just don’t feel like me. But Shyla does. The body is nice and natural like most Belleza skins, not shiny or over shaded, and the face has just the right amount of make up for daily wear. Usually I’ll find that I love a face on a skin, except for the lips, or I love the lips but the rest has too much make up, but this all fits perfectly. The tones are natural, not greyish or dull and I love that you can buy the lipstick layers separately, I only wish that I could get eye shadows the same way! But I can’t have it all I guess.

So right now I’m sorely tempted to start wearing this every day, the only thing that’s stopping me is that I feel like I look sad. I know I have my lips with a slight down turn most of the time, but I think with this skin it’s the eyebrows. They look like sad eyebrows to me. You can’t notice it so much in the picture here because I have a hair with bangs, and generally I do prefer hairstyles like that so I don’t think it’s going to be too much of an issue. Considering how much I love this skin I don’t think that getting used to that slight sad look is going to be a problem, so for now I’ll keep wearing it and see how I feel every day!

Overall this is my favourite release from Belleza ever. So go try it!

Coral

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Skin – Shyla Pale 0 – Belleza NEW

Hair – Sylvie – Wasabi Pills (Mesh!)

Shirt – Open Shirt Female – Kauna (Mesh!)

Eyeshadow – 2.0 Tattoo Eye Layer Star – Neko Yo & Mystique

Pose – Adorkable

Glam Affair – Cassiopea

The new Cassiopea skin from Glam Affair has finally arrived! Some teasers were thrown out over the last few weeks and now it’s here I can honestly say I’m not disappointed.

There was a bit of a hullaballoo over previous Glam Affair skins. Some people said the tones were ashen or the faces didn’t match the skin. I have to say that was exactly how they appeared to me too, until I started fussing with my windlight settings when I was taking pictures and then I managed to find some that worked and evened everything out. But still, I was a bit put off from buying them.

So when Aida Ewing of Glam Affair announced that her new skins were coming with an updated body, I was more than excited. I have to say she has done a great job on these skins. The new tones are very natural and not at all ashen, the face and body textures match perfectly and the body shading is much more natural looking.

Having said that, this is still not going to replace my every day League skin as there are one or two things I am not keen on. I find the eyebrows a little dark and much more of a pencilled on look rather than natural (especially the brown ones, that’s why I went red for this picture) and the blush was a bit too bold for my taste on a lot of the make ups. I do hope that maybe in future the blush can come in seperate layers though – after all Linden Labs finally did something right when they gave us tattoo layers, it’d be a shame not to use them! If that was the case then this would almost certainly be my new every day skin. These things are just personal preference though, the skin itself is very well made and a huge improvement on previous Glam Affair skins.

On a side note, I did have to change my shape to fit the skin and since I won’t be wearing it all the time, most likely just for a few pictures here, I decided that I’d put it for sale on the marketplace under the Penchant label for anyone who is interested.

Overall I do love this skin and hope that the next releases from Glam Affair are just as good (I’m sure they will be) and maybe with some of the make up options available as seperate layers!

Coral

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P.S. There is very little editing on this picture because I wanted to show the skin and shape as they were in world. Mostly just a bit of liquify on the jaggedy’s and a tiny tweak on the lighting!

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Skin – Cassiopea – Glam Affair

Hair – Salome – Lelutka @ Hair Fair

Shape – Leila – Penchant (only available on the marketplace)