Belleza @Uber (Celestial)

Previously posted @ Thought Classic.

skin / -Belleza- Celeste Uber Pale @Uber

hair / little bones. Feline

eyes / {Dead.Apples} Striking Eyes – Ice

lashes / //LovelyAlien//StarryEyelashesears /

nose ring / [Atooly] Rachel Piercing

ears / UNISEX[MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season 5

tattoos / { Speakeasy } Ink’d Temple Tattoo @Fashion Fair *OPENS FEB. 1ST*

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me in-world.

Thank you.

Oakley Foxtrot♥®


SLX, Belleza, D-Style, Hudson Clothing, -{ZOZ}- @ The Big Show, GlamRus Poses and Group Gifts!

Previously posted @ Welcome to Aurora Town Zindra.

I don’t know about any of you that has the a Mesh Body, but I know for me, sometimes I find it hard to find outfits that work with the Alpha’s.  I decided to do  post of outfits by SLX the work pretty good with the Belleza Venus.  The really awesome thing about SLX is you get a full outfit which includes footwear and sometimes even accessories.

That’s not the only Designer you’ll find in Lilliana’s post.  You’ll also see some sweet VIP Group Gifts from D-Style, some new beautiful Jewelry Sets by HUDSON’s Clothing, another pretty Nail Polish Set by -{ZOZ}- this time for The Big Show, the 50 Linden Friday Belleza Skin, Poses from the Saturday Sale List by GlamRus and more, I always through in a little bit more!

Little different post for me, as Lilliana is wearing 3 different outfits, so I am going to begin with them.  All the Outfits today are by SLX.  The first one is Desie, she includes the Sweater, Leggings and Shoes, plus a 5 Color Texture Change HUD.  I should state that all of SLXs Outfits come with a 5 Color Texture Change HUD, make it easier on myself and I don’t have to repeat.  Second outfit is called Snotje, Snotje includes again a Sweater, this time a Skirt, the watch and the Pumps w. the attached socks. Last one is SLXs Dora, Dora includes the Sweater, Skirt and the Pumps with socks.  Really cute options that fit well with My Belleza Venus Body!

Some added accessories Lilli wore with her Outfits are some new Earring, Ring and Necklace Sets Called Square from Hudson’s Clothing.  They come in some great color combinations and are mesh,  Lillis is wearing the Onyx N Silver, the Ruby N Silver and the Emerald N Silver.  Here’s a little something special, Hudson’s Square Onyx N Silver is this Month’s Group Gift with a free join, you can try one for free! The Hudson’s Clothing Square Sets also come set in Gold, Lillis is just a Silver Chick!  Go check them out!  So Delirium Style or D-Style has some different Group Gifts for their VIPs this Month.  They are a Necklace, Back Bag and some Make-Up.  In Today’s Post, you will see the Back Bag and Make-Up.  The Back Bag includes a 4 color texture change.  Lilli is wearing the red lipstick from the make up set.

Lil’s Hair is Analog Dog’s Tootsie from the Blacks Pack, the Skin is -Belleza’s- Ashley Peacock in Medium Skin Tone, Ashley was -Belleza’s- Fifty Linden Friday Skin, unfortunately the Fifty Linden Belleza Skin is no longer available. The Glittery Star Nail Polish Lil is wearing Today is -{ZOZ}- Glitter Stars Polish for SLinks, this lovely set is an Exclusive for The Big ShowMy poses today were another fantastic find, they are .GlamRus. Poses Ciara Pose Set, the set was 50% Off for The Saturday SalePlease note The Saturday Sale Offer is over, but .GlamRus. Poses has many other nice little pose set, plus there are 3 Freebies! My Photo Shoot site the very pretty, romantic Valentine’s on Ice .:HERE:.

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OUTFIT:  SLX Desie, Includes Sweater, Leggings,
and Shoes with a 5 Color Change HUD (NEW)

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(SLX Desie Sweater HUD)

POSE:  .GlamRus. Ciara Pose Set, Pose #1,
50% Off for The Saturday Sale (NEW)
(The Saturday Sale is Over)

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OUTFIT:  SLX Snotje, Includes Sweater, Skirt, Watch
and Pumps with a 5 Color Change HUD (NEW)

SLX Snotje HUD Cropped
(SLX Snotje Sweater HUD)

POSE:  .GlamRus. Ciara Pose Set, Pose #4,
50% Off for The Saturday Sale (NEW)
(The Saturday Sale is Over)

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OUTFIT:  SLX Dora, Includes Sweater, Skirt,
and Pumps with a 5 Color Change HUD (NEW)

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(SLX Dora Sweater Change HUD)

BACK PACK:  D-Style Back Bag w.4 Texture HUD,
VIP January Group Gift (FEE TO JOIN)

POSE:  .GlamRus. Ciara Pose Set, Pose #5,
50% Off for The Saturday Sale (NEW)
(The Saturday Sale is Over)

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HAIR:  Analog Dog Tootsie from Blacks Pack (NEW)

SKIN:  -Belleza- Ashley Peacock in Medium Skin Tone,
Fifty Linden Friday Skin (NEW)
(Fifty Linden Friday Offer is no Longer Available)

LIPSTICK:  D-Style Red Lipstick from the Dark Makeup Set,
January VIP Group Gift (NEW)

BODY:  -Belleza- Venus (NEW)

SHAPE:  Body Doubles Elle Shape
(Body Modified to XS SL Standard Shape)

EYELASHES:  [Hush] Lashes Flirt (NEW)

EYES: IKON Hope Eyes in Denim (ML) (NEW)

JEWELRY SET:  HUDSON Clothing Square Onyx N Silver,
Earrings, Necklace and Ring Group Gift (FREE JOIN)

NAIL POLISH:  -{ZOZ}- Glitter Stars Polish Huds SLink,
Exclusive for The Big Show (NEW)

HANDS:  SLink AvEnhance Hands Elegant 1

Jan 17th Snojke 4hs_cropped

JEWELRY SET:  HUDSON Clothing Square Ruby N Silver,
Earrings, Necklace and Ring (NEW)

BANGLES:  Maxi Gossamer Damasc in Silver, Worn Bangles 4 & 5

Jan 17th Snojke 4hs nail polish_cropped
(-{ZOZ}- Glitter Stars Nail Polish for SLinks)

ZOZ Glitter Start Polish HUD cropped
(-{ZOZ}- Glitter Stars Nail Polish HUD)

Jan 17th Dora 5 HS_cropped

JEWELRY SET:  HUDSON Clothing Square Emerald N Silver,
Earrings, Necklace and Ring (NEW)

Jan 17th Dora 5 HS _DS Back Pack_cropped(D-Style Back Bag January VIP Group Gift)

DS Back Bag HUD Cropped
(D-Style Back Bag HUD)


NEVERWOOD, SNITCH, POMPOSITY, BELLEZA & LITTLE BONES – lots of great events!

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Good Morning Ladies :) Today I have a super cute outfit from the OMGacha Event from NEVERWOOD, called Truth Or Consequences. This collection comes with top, skirt, fringed bag, and crystal necklace, and can be collected through one of the gachas at this amazing event. NEVERWOOD also has an awesome collection of Western Style boots in assorted colors as well.

I paired todays look with these adorable “Kitty Flats” from SNITCH. These are also available at OMGacha event. The rare includes the hud that you`ll see below with all of the color options for the flats & the straps :)

I`m wearing a lovely skin from BELLEZA offered for FLF this week, it seemed this skin was made just for this post, I was completely dressed, already wearing a BELLEZA skin when I ran over to see the FLF skin, & as soon as I seen the smokey turquoise blue makeup, I silently squealed in excitement, “Omg, how perfect!”

POMPOSITY, what to say about this creator, phew talk about busy, everytime I turn around, more great items! Today, I`m sharing some of my all time favorites with a new twist from POMPOSITY. Dimple piercings, monroes, and nose studs, we all have them, we all love them, so why not freshen up your inventory with NEW ones, diamond gem or colored diamond choices in all pieces, and of course a multi metal change menu as well. He has also released NEW Honeycomb rings with & without the bee. I`ll show you all of these items below.

And finally, from one of my very favorite events in SL, DEPRAVED NATION`S - PROJECT LIMITED, where the most talented creators on the grid come together in one location with an exclusive never to be sold again item. LITTLE BONES released “Birdie”, a center parted pulled back into a single braid down the back glorious hairstyle! Yes, that`s how I feel about it, *giggles* GLORIOUS! 

Hope you enjoy the post ladies & have a fabulous day!

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The pic above made me giggle, I found this Van in my inventory, I really don`t know where I got it from, back when I rezzed it & looked over my shoulder at what I was carrying around, I had to laugh & thought it would make for a funny pic ;)

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES OUTFITS from NEVERWOODOMGACHA EVENT

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FLF – ASHLEY PEACOCK SKIN from BELLEZA

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SNITCH – KITTY FLATS – OMGACHA EVENT

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CREDITS-

skin – BELLEZA – Ashley “Peacock” skin Med. – FLF

add-ons – BELLEZA freckles & gloss (Brooke skin)

mesh body – BELLEZA “Venus”

hands & feet – SLINK

hair – LITTLE BONES - Birdy – PROJECT LIMITED

headpiece – LF – Le Forme – Moon Goddess / gold

gemmed nose stud & dimple piercings – POMPOSITY

gemstone honeycomb ring, honeycomb bee ring with diamonds – POMPOSITY

earrings – ZAARA – anara earrings

hand bracelet – ZAARA – vyomini chained bracelet – turquoise

bracelet moon & hand bracelets – FDD – Arecelis

arm bangle – MON CHERI - alma bangle set / turquoise/gold

hand tattoos – MOON AMORE – shanti slink hand tattoo

outfits – bag, necklace, top & skirt – NEVERWOOD – OMGACHA EVENT

kitty flats – SNITCH – OMGACHA EVENT (for SLINK flat feet)

nail appliers – ALASKAMETRO – Tropics

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TO VISIT & SUPPORT “PUNKI`S FASHION PASSION!” MUAHZ XO

ADD ME – LET`S KEEP IN TOUCH :) ♥

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FYI Darlings – Belleza Body DMCA

Previously posted @ The Newest Wrinkles.

I know I have not done a review of the Belleza mesh body as I have others in the past.  I’ve been waiting for Glam Affair to come out with an applier for it before embarking on that little adventure HOWEVER … Please be aware and read below.

Those that I know who have the body absolutely love it.  I have some small reservations from what I have seen and played with as far as the demo is concerned but we all know I’m a die-hard wowmeh body lover (which unfortunately is never to return to SL).

In the mean time ….

https://bellezaskin.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/important-belleza-press-release/


Maitreya vs Belleza vs Slink … oh my …

Previously posted @ The Newest Wrinkles.

The mesh body reviews are back.  I’ll warn you, there’s a lot of nudity.  The release of the Belleza body brought about a lot of hype.  People waited, release was delayed, people waited longer, they stood in the store with signs, there were posts all over the place .. and then .. it was released.  I picked up the demo initially and then waited for Glam Affair to make an applier before purchasing it.  While I was initially skeptical I saw a few things about it I liked, a few I didn’t.  I have done mesh body comparisons in the past, first the review of the WoWmeh body (no longer available .. sorry kids.) and then a comparison between The Shop’s body, Slink, and WowMeh that can be found here.  And now I’ll break down the 2 newest ones, vs slink .. because I can’t bring myself to go back to the Shops store to pick up their mesh body again .. for all those who are in love with it, I support you, for me, it’s my least favorite.  With that said, on to the reviews ..

I’ll start with a full body set of shots.  For your reference:

Blond = Maitreya ($ 2,750L – includes hands and feet – also slink compatible)

Black = Belleza ($ 3,995L – includes hands and feet – also slink compatible)

Red = Slink ($ 1,250L – does NOT include hands or feet or appliers.  Feet – $ 675L (for only one level .. so to get flat, mid and high $ 2,025L) Hands – $ 450L per hand position)

I keep them in the same order throughout so you don’t get confused.

FULL BODY COMPARISON

Ok so, to start.  Those who know me know I favor a thicker shaped avatar.  I like a few extra pounds and some soft curves.  To date I have yet to find a mesh body that reflected curves as effortlessly and with as much balance as WowMeh, but times are changing, appliers are harder to find, and we all need to update at some point.  For those who enjoy a curvy thicker or larger avatar STAY AWAY FROM BELLEZA .. Stay away from Slink for that matter as well, and don’t go anywhere near The Shops mesh body either.  All three of these shapes have a for the most part similar sized base avatar shape (with a few changes … please remember different mesh bodies respond to base shapes differently so you’re going to have to do some tweaking).

Maitreya – By far the most responsive to small changes in body mass, fat, etc.  You don’t have to do much and you don’t have to max out fat or love handles or saddlebags etc to balance out wider hips with a thicker torso.  The same goes for leg muscle.  What I do like is the smoother curve you can create with changing love handles etc that is harder to achieve with belleza and damn near possible to do with Slink (imo).

Belleza – Just doesn’t translate well to a larger avatar.  For slim girls it’s great, it truly is and I have seen some absolutely stunning avatars.  If you look at the picture, the left side of the body (your left, not the picture’s left) you’ll see the torso curve, where it is smooth under the breasts and flares out to the hips on the Maitreya, no amount of fussing could achieve the same effect (for a thicker avatar therefore higher body mass fat etc) for the belleza body.

Slink – Has been a struggle. While you can get a nice curve in the torso, where the hips meet the thighs is a mess.  To get a smooth line you have to play with your leg thickness, which can end up looking unbalanced.  Saddlebags also have to be maxed out at 100 so there’s not a lot of room for adjustment.  It is not .. I repeat .. not .. made for more pronounced curves.

For body overall, ease of adjusting shape, and general flexibility … I have to vote Maitreya.

On to the Butt … because it’s all about the bass ..

yeah … that was a thing I just quoted… and I’m totally listening to that song now.

Butt Comparison

Maitreya – Oh .. my … god. It’s so round, so plush, and so… BAM .. there’s ma ass.  I love it.  I love it more than the majority of ass mesh enhancements.  It’s such a plush shape, it blends well into upper thighs without looking saggy.  It looks great big .. it looks great little… it just looks great period.  At the size it is currently its not even at 100.  You have room to grow a bit, but for most people you wont even need to.

Belleza – Not bad, it also ‘lifts’ where it meets the top of your thighs instead of depending on a shading line to create the effect.  It’s pretty well shaped, however if you’re OCD like me, a side view shows a bit of flattening where I’d rather see a nice chunky round curve.  Also, the size shown in this picture is maxed at 100.  And the cheeks look a little more squished together?  I don’t know if you see what I mean but the Belleze butt looks like shes clenching just a little.

Slink – Droopy butt.  It’s sad to see the stark contrast.  Maxed at 100, not as defined, it’s probably a more ‘natural’ butt tbh.  It doesn’t sit off the top of your thighs as sharply as Maitreya and Belleza, it blends down more so than the others (wow … I just said the same thing twice.. words words words).

For the butt .. well .. depends what you want.  For thick robust and delicious I vote Maitreya.  For a tight perky bump on a slim shape .. I vote Belleza .. Slink for the natural subtle behind.

Now for the boobs …

Boob Comparison

Maitreya – The most natural of them all.  In fact I think they’re becoming my favorite across the board (yes, even more than the slink breasts and I am actually rather fond of them).  Maitreya’s breasts hang pretty well, and they don’t have the weird stick out shelf that the Belleza breasts do (don’t even get me started on the Shops mesh body breasts).  Because they don’t torpedo out as much as the Belleza breasts do you’re able to make them larger (to balance out a larger ass and thicker shape in general) without having your breasts literally cross a sim boundary 5 minutes before you do.  That being said, I can’t bring myself to max them out, when you do the still stick out to the point of cartoonish (haha funny I know I know .. it IS a cartoon).  If you’re encountering that problem make them just a wee bit smaller and up your gravity, it will help bring about that natural drooping while still looking nice and .. well .. very nice.

Belleza – No.

Slink – A softer rounder natural.  I’m not opposed to them, however the way they sit lacks the dimension that both Maitreya and Belleza have.

My vote .. for now .. Maitreya.  I wish there was a way to blend together Slink boobs and Maitreya boobs, I think aspects of both of them when put together would make a great set of fun bags.

Now for the Huds …

Maitreya Hud

Maitreya Hud – The alpha layers are off the hook.  Clean lines, A MILLION options.  They did a good job with that.  I’m pretty pleased and impressed.  You also have 10 skin presets (that match Glam Affair) so if you’re a Glam Affair girl you’ll be happy to know you don’t have to pick up any appliers.  You can load in skin tones and use the tint option to further match or adjust as needed.  Standard nail options for hands and feet that aren’t remarkable but they’re alright.  I tend to stick to french tips anyways.

Maitreya also comes with hands and feet.  I still prefer slink hands however these aren’t bad, and you have 3 nail length options.  The feet have 3 options, flat, mid and high (like slink).  Unfortunately, they don’t seem to work with slink high or mid shoes (at least not the ones I have)… bummer.  If you find shoes they do work with please let me know.  The body IS slink compatible.  Please remember though if you see an alpha line at your wrists switch to Slink xsmall hands and it will be fixed.

Belleza Hud

The Belleza hud is massive.  The alpha options around the chest and torso are not as extensive as the Maitreya hud however they’re for the most part functional.  Belleza also comes with hands and feet.  Nail lengths and different foot heights are standard.  A limited selection of nails is a bummer, however the numerous options for hands is impressive.  It comes preset with belleza skins, and the majority of skin creators have been making appliers for awhile now.  The breasts have 2 different options, natural and pushup.  I do like the choice of nipple colors that can over-ride the applier option (on the off chance you don’t like the shade of your skins nipples).

Slink Hud

The Slink hud is streamlined and simple.  There is a separate skin tone hud however there are a zillion skin appliers out there to pick from so it’s not so much of an issue.  The alpha options aren’t nearly as good as Maitreya and Belleza. You don’t get hands and feet, you have to purchase those separately, so if you’re just starting out with mesh enhancements and you want a ‘pack’ to make life easier this isn’t the option for you.

Over all .. for huds and options Belleza has done an impressive job.  Maitreya isn’t bad and some of the things I dont like are a moot point if you use other mesh created enhancements (hands and feet from slink).

At this point I’m leaning more towards Maitreya for mesh bodies still on the market.  It’s more bang for your buck and you can do more with the body (small or a bit chunkier).  The draw back at the moment for most will be the lack of appliers.  Give it a bit of time and the skin creators will solve that problem quickly as will the clothing creators.

If you run into trouble inworld feel free to hit me up :) and I’m happy to help tweak a shape or whatever you need.


Baiastice / – Belleza – / “”D!va””/ .::Kirin Poses ::. / Maxi Gossamer

Previously posted @ .

Location – The Floorplan Sim

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ -  Jade Mesh Hair Browns Pack / Wild Honey *New* Available at FaMESHed

Skin – -Belleza- – Leila Med 5 w/ Leila Freckles 2 *New*

Shape – *ANNA SHAPES* – Leona *80L$ * Available only at .::DESIGNER CIRCLE::. 64th

Eyes – IKON – Perspective Eyes – Oxidation *Free* Group Gift

Hands – Slink – Mesh Hands Flats

Hands Applier – -Belleza- – Slink Hands Applier Med

Nails Applier –  “”D!va”” – Nail HUD Glitter *New*

Necklace & Ring – MG Maxi Gossamer – Necklace Royal Autumn Forest Acorn *New* Available at FaMESHed

Bag – Fleshtone – The Daenerys Black

Sweater – Baiastice – High Neck Ann Sweater Indigo *New* Available at FaMESHed

Skirt – Baiastice – Ann Pencil Skirt Indigo *New* Available at FaMESHed

Sandals – [Gos] Boutique – Paris Peeptoe – Metallics

Poses –  .:: Kirin ::. Poses – Azure Pose Pack *50L$ * FLF

-Belleza- – Leila Med All Makeups *New*

-Belleza- – Leila Fair / Pale / Medium / Sunkissed / Tan / Deeptan / Mocha *New*

Baiastice & D!va

A special thanks to Carolina Sautereau, Ikon Innovia, Marisa Kira, Maxi Gossamer, Shyla Diggs, Sissy Pessoa and Tricky Boucher !! :P

Xoxo!! :D


- Belleza – / Essences / Indyra Originals

Previously posted @ .

Location – floorplan

Hair – !lamb. – Craft Spells Chocolate Bars Pack / Butterfinger *New*

Skin --Belleza- – Mya Med BBB Bl 2 *New*

Shape – *ANNA SHAPES* – Leona *80L$ * Available only at .::DESIGNER CIRCLE::. 64th

Eyes – IKON – Perspective Eyes Grey *New* Available at The Liaison Collaborative

Hands – Slink – Mesh Hands Flats

Hands Applier – -Belleza- – Slink Hands Applier Med

Nails Applier –  “”D!va”” – Nail HUD Black Lace *Free* Gift

Bracelet – erratic – Owl Bracelet Gold

Necklace – Essences – A Shift in Time Necklace (F) *Soon* Available at  Wizarding Fair (10/06/13)

Bag – SYSY’s – Linenbaggie Brown

Outfit – {Indyra} Originals – Claudette *New*

Boots – ISON – Classic Levander Ankle Boots Desert

Pose – .:: Kirin ::. Poses – Fuyu no Uta 7 *70L$ * Available at Acid Lily Gallery

 -Belleza-- Mya Med 1 / 2 / 3 *New*

-Belleza-- Mya Fair / Med / Sk / Tan *New*

Belleza Best Buys lasts *3* days only! Discounted price of 400L$ /each.

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A special thanks to Carolina Sautereau, Indyra Seigo, Inka Mexicola, Marisa Kira ,Sash Mexicola, Shyla Diggs  and Tricky Boucher !! :P

Xoxo!! :D


(AMD) / Belleza / .::Kirin::.

Previously posted @ .

Location – *~*Eden Castle*~*

Hair – .ploom. – Leela Indecisive

Skin – -Belleza- – FLF Spring Skin *50L$ *

Shape – *ANNA SHAPES* – Amanda *80L$ * Available at  .::DESIGNER CIRCLE::. 73nd

Eyes – .ID. Insufferable Dastard – Bright Eyes / Reg / Earth *Free* VIP Group *150L$ fee*

Hands – Slink – Mesh Hands Flats

Hands Applier – -Belleza- – Slink Hands SK

Nails Applier – Nailed It – The Style Icon Set *New*

Necklace –  [MAGIC NOOK] – Feel The Love Necklace MESH *New* Available at TDR Fusion

Bracelets –  Izzie’s – Hair Tie Bracelet Colors *New*

Bag – MOON}. – Suede Fringe Bag Dizzy Aquafest *Gatcha* Available at The Chapter Four

Top – (AMD) Apple May Designs – Alice Tops Vintage White *25L$ *

Skirt – (AMD) Apple May Designs – Alice Skirts Sea *New*

Feet – Slink – Womens Medium Barefeet Rigged

Shoes – fri.day – Bowtie.Pumps (FLF) – Silver

Pose – .::Kirin Poses::. – Catty Pose 4

A special thanks to  Audrey Lamede, Carolina Sautereau, Giela Delpaso, Izzie Button, Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher !! :P

Xoxo!! :D


-Belleza- & Dura Hair

Previously posted @ .

Location – Neva Sky Villi

Hair – *Dura* – Gir 56 Wood Bark *Recent Release*

Eyes – IKON – Perspective Eyes Oxidation

Skin – -Belleza- – Grace Med 1 Br *Recent Release*

Shape – *ANNA SHAPES* – Sharon – *New* Available at .::DESIGNER CIRCLE::. 92nd

Hands – Slink – Mesh Hand Flat

App Hands Nails – Nailed It – The RUNWAY PERFECT Hunt Set

Snnod – *COCO* – Snood BeigeGrey *New* Available at The Chapter Four

Sweater + Pants – ::FAC:: – Baize Outfit *Free*  Group Gift November 2014

Bag – Baiastice – Claudia Hand & Shoulder Bags Cappuccino

Boots – Maitreya – Mesh Radical Boots Suede Chamoisee

Pose – Label Motion – Ari Poses

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A special thanks to anne Dakun, Chiaki Xue, Giela Delpaso, Ikon Innovia,, Shyla DiggsSissy Pessoa and Tricky Boucher !! :P

Xoxo!! :D

 


Maitreya vs Belleza vs Slink … oh my …

Previously posted @ The Newest Wrinkles.

The mesh body reviews are back.  I’ll warn you, there’s a lot of nudity.  The release of the Belleza body brought about a lot of hype.  People waited, release was delayed, people waited longer, they stood in the store with signs, there were posts all over the place .. and then .. it was released.  I picked up the demo initially and then waited for Glam Affair to make an applier before purchasing it.  While I was initially skeptical I saw a few things about it I liked, a few I didn’t.  I have done mesh body comparisons in the past, first the review of the WoWmeh body (no longer available .. sorry kids.) and then a comparison between The Shop’s body, Slink, and WowMeh that can be found here.  And now I’ll break down the 2 newest ones, vs slink .. because I can’t bring myself to go back to the Shops store to pick up their mesh body again .. for all those who are in love with it, I support you, for me, it’s my least favorite.  With that said, on to the reviews ..

I’ll start with a full body set of shots.  For your reference:

Blond = Maitreya ($ 2,750L – includes hands and feet – also slink compatible)

Black = Belleza ($ 3,995L – includes hands and feet – also slink compatible)

Red = Slink ($ 1,250L – does NOT include hands or feet or appliers.  Feet – $ 675L (for only one level .. so to get flat, mid and high $ 2,025L) Hands – $ 450L per hand position)

I keep them in the same order throughout so you don’t get confused.

FULL BODY COMPARISON

Ok so, to start.  Those who know me know I favor a thicker shaped avatar.  I like a few extra pounds and some soft curves.  To date I have yet to find a mesh body that reflected curves as effortlessly and with as much balance as WowMeh, but times are changing, appliers are harder to find, and we all need to update at some point.  For those who enjoy a curvy thicker or larger avatar STAY AWAY FROM BELLEZA .. Stay away from Slink for that matter as well, and don’t go anywhere near The Shops mesh body either.  All three of these shapes have a for the most part similar sized base avatar shape (with a few changes … please remember different mesh bodies respond to base shapes differently so you’re going to have to do some tweaking).

Maitreya – By far the most responsive to small changes in body mass, fat, etc.  You don’t have to do much and you don’t have to max out fat or love handles or saddlebags etc to balance out wider hips with a thicker torso.  The same goes for leg muscle.  What I do like is the smoother curve you can create with changing love handles etc that is harder to achieve with belleza and damn near possible to do with Slink (imo).

Belleza – Just doesn’t translate well to a larger avatar.  For slim girls it’s great, it truly is and I have seen some absolutely stunning avatars.  If you look at the picture, the left side of the body (your left, not the picture’s left) you’ll see the torso curve, where it is smooth under the breasts and flares out to the hips on the Maitreya, no amount of fussing could achieve the same effect (for a thicker avatar therefore higher body mass fat etc) for the belleza body.

Slink – Has been a struggle. While you can get a nice curve in the torso, where the hips meet the thighs is a mess.  To get a smooth line you have to play with your leg thickness, which can end up looking unbalanced.  Saddlebags also have to be maxed out at 100 so there’s not a lot of room for adjustment.  It is not .. I repeat .. not .. made for more pronounced curves.

For body overall, ease of adjusting shape, and general flexibility … I have to vote Maitreya.

On to the Butt … because it’s all about the bass ..

yeah … that was a thing I just quoted… and I’m totally listening to that song now.

Butt Comparison

Maitreya – Oh .. my … god. It’s so round, so plush, and so… BAM .. there’s ma ass.  I love it.  I love it more than the majority of ass mesh enhancements.  It’s such a plush shape, it blends well into upper thighs without looking saggy.  It looks great big .. it looks great little… it just looks great period.  At the size it is currently its not even at 100.  You have room to grow a bit, but for most people you wont even need to.

Belleza – Not bad, it also ‘lifts’ where it meets the top of your thighs instead of depending on a shading line to create the effect.  It’s pretty well shaped, however if you’re OCD like me, a side view shows a bit of flattening where I’d rather see a nice chunky round curve.  Also, the size shown in this picture is maxed at 100.  And the cheeks look a little more squished together?  I don’t know if you see what I mean but the Belleze butt looks like shes clenching just a little.

Slink – Droopy butt.  It’s sad to see the stark contrast.  Maxed at 100, not as defined, it’s probably a more ‘natural’ butt tbh.  It doesn’t sit off the top of your thighs as sharply as Maitreya and Belleza, it blends down more so than the others (wow … I just said the same thing twice.. words words words).

For the butt .. well .. depends what you want.  For thick robust and delicious I vote Maitreya.  For a tight perky bump on a slim shape .. I vote Belleza .. Slink for the natural subtle behind.

Now for the boobs …

Boob Comparison

Maitreya – The most natural of them all.  In fact I think they’re becoming my favorite across the board (yes, even more than the slink breasts and I am actually rather fond of them).  Maitreya’s breasts hang pretty well, and they don’t have the weird stick out shelf that the Belleza breasts do (don’t even get me started on the Shops mesh body breasts).  Because they don’t torpedo out as much as the Belleza breasts do you’re able to make them larger (to balance out a larger ass and thicker shape in general) without having your breasts literally cross a sim boundary 5 minutes before you do.  That being said, I can’t bring myself to max them out, when you do the still stick out to the point of cartoonish (haha funny I know I know .. it IS a cartoon).  If you’re encountering that problem make them just a wee bit smaller and up your gravity, it will help bring about that natural drooping while still looking nice and .. well .. very nice.

Belleza – No.

Slink – A softer rounder natural.  I’m not opposed to them, however the way they sit lacks the dimension that both Maitreya and Belleza have.

My vote .. for now .. Maitreya.  I wish there was a way to blend together Slink boobs and Maitreya boobs, I think aspects of both of them when put together would make a great set of fun bags.

Now for the Huds …

Maitreya Hud

Maitreya Hud – The alpha layers are off the hook.  Clean lines, A MILLION options.  They did a good job with that.  I’m pretty pleased and impressed.  You also have 10 skin presets (that match Glam Affair) so if you’re a Glam Affair girl you’ll be happy to know you don’t have to pick up any appliers.  You can load in skin tones and use the tint option to further match or adjust as needed.  Standard nail options for hands and feet that aren’t remarkable but they’re alright.  I tend to stick to french tips anyways.

Maitreya also comes with hands and feet.  I still prefer slink hands however these aren’t bad, and you have 3 nail length options.  The feet have 3 options, flat, mid and high (like slink).  Unfortunately, they don’t seem to work with slink high or mid shoes (at least not the ones I have)… bummer.  If you find shoes they do work with please let me know.  The body IS slink compatible.  Please remember though if you see an alpha line at your wrists switch to Slink xsmall hands and it will be fixed.

Belleza Hud

The Belleza hud is massive.  The alpha options around the chest and torso are not as extensive as the Maitreya hud however they’re for the most part functional.  Belleza also comes with hands and feet.  Nail lengths and different foot heights are standard.  A limited selection of nails is a bummer, however the numerous options for hands is impressive.  It comes preset with belleza skins, and the majority of skin creators have been making appliers for awhile now.  The breasts have 2 different options, natural and pushup.  I do like the choice of nipple colors that can over-ride the applier option (on the off chance you don’t like the shade of your skins nipples).

Slink Hud

The Slink hud is streamlined and simple.  There is a separate skin tone hud however there are a zillion skin appliers out there to pick from so it’s not so much of an issue.  The alpha options aren’t nearly as good as Maitreya and Belleza. You don’t get hands and feet, you have to purchase those separately, so if you’re just starting out with mesh enhancements and you want a ‘pack’ to make life easier this isn’t the option for you.

Over all .. for huds and options Belleza has done an impressive job.  Maitreya isn’t bad and some of the things I dont like are a moot point if you use other mesh created enhancements (hands and feet from slink).

At this point I’m leaning more towards Maitreya for mesh bodies still on the market.  It’s more bang for your buck and you can do more with the body (small or a bit chunkier).  The draw back at the moment for most will be the lack of appliers.  Give it a bit of time and the skin creators will solve that problem quickly as will the clothing creators.