First of all, Essences! Essences is involved in a ton of event. In the following picture, I am featuring the skin called Cancer which is available at the current Zodiac event. I also wear a lipstick by Essences which is available at The Cosmetic Fair along with these rather funky eyebrows which you can get there as well. I always a lot of good things to say about Essences, and a few things that still bother me a little.
The good news first!!
First of all, I think Essences offers a really fair deal on her skins, especially since she is in a TON of events where you can get them for MUCH cheaper than the usual price, which is 1500L. This sounds a lot, however, it comes with a lot as well, see HERE. There you can also read my comments about the shading/textures etc.
I always LOVE the lips on Inka’s skins, they are really very, very yummy. I wish they came on layers!! I think the nose appeals to a LOT of people, even though it might be too much of a button nose for my taste. The face looks young and innocent, in my case at least, and is very cute. The make up on this skin is a very light pink, which I am covering with an eyeshadow by Chelle, but you can still see it somewhat!
I love these brows. They come on separate layers and at different opacity options, I picked the lightest one which imho goes perfectly with this haircolour. Green, pink, red and pumkin brows for your funky days! I especially like these red ones, because I think her usual red brows have a bit too much of an orange/ginger tint to really go with RED hair.
Talk about colours: Since a few weeks, Inka has released a TON of new skintones. If I am not mistaken, there are now 19!!!! skintones to choose from, which imho is one GIANT variety. I like it alot, especially since I always had a bit of a problem with finding just the right tone. My current favorite one is Ivory, below in the picture you see Light Rose.
However, this brings me to a wee bit of critique.
Even with the new skintones, I still have the feeling that the skins mostly have a tendency towards pink/red or very yellowish/olive. It is hard to find a middleground for me, but the Ivory tone so far works! However, I am still not sure if it is possibly my ligthsetting (I think it is a neutral one though!) or my graphics in some way. I always see her skins on pics and think “ohhh that looks good”, then try the tone myself and feel frustrated again. Hmmm? Help? Is it me?
I -do- however think that the nose on this skin might be a -tad- to dark, but hey, that is complaining on a high level. And the nips still have a wee bit of a peperoni-feeling.
Overall, I think her skins are pretty and cute. Not always my taste, but they appeal to a LOT of people, and understandably so!!!, who go for cute, youthful faces. They come with a LOT of features in a package, the Slink-appliers are available, so really there is nothing missing.
Oh and one more thing! The Tanning Lotions offered at The Cosmetic Fair are freaking awesome. I even abuse them for other skins just to change the tone a tiny wee bit. Thanks for those!!! And don’t forget to check out her fantasy skins which she currently sells at We ❤ RP!!
Hair: LeLutka (Thora Charron, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Skin: Essences (Inka Mexicola, @ Zodiac!!)
Eyebrows: Essences (Inka Mexicola, @ Cosmetic Fair!!)
Lips: Essences (Inka Mexicola, @ Cosmetic Fair!!)
Eyes: The Skinnery (Umazuma Metaluna, Mesh!! @ Summerfest)
Ears: Illusions (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Horns: Auxiliary (Tyr Rozenblum, Mesh!! Gacha!!)
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Dress: Miel (Mika Nieupport/Miel Nirvana, Mesh!! Fifty Linden Friday!!)
Bolero/w dagger: Innocuous (Circuitous Resident, Mesh!!)
Pants: Zenith (Miffyhoi Rosca)
Legwarmers: Auxiliary (Tyr Rozenblum, Mesh!!@ The Arcade!!)
Shoes: Tulip (Minami Susanova)
Scarf: Tee*fy (Azure Electricteeth, Mesh!!)
Scarf (small): Drift (Kallisto Destiny, Mesh!!)
Belt: Surf Couture (Emma Gilmour)
Ring (right): MG (Maxi Gossamer, @ FaMeshed!!)
Ring (left): MishMash (Lena Macbain)
Necklace: Handverk (Daphne Klossovsky, Mesh!! @ The Attic)
Armor: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!)
Bow: LR Weapons (Larion Rhode, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Kukri: Remarkable Oblivion (AxsisThorn Resident, Mesh!!)
And furthermore, a few clarifications after some recent accusations:
1. After Cracked Mirror’s comment there were no alterations of my post besides those that are clearly marked/mentioned (the bold part about GOS, the SLINK–> SHOE change in the title etc.). Those might have been before her post even, I have no idea.
2. The part about recolours has not been deleted. Open your eyes. It is still there. It is always a good idea to read a little more closely.
3. I am sorry if supporters lie about posting negative comments about myself that were supposedly trashed by me or are too enraged to find the send-button. Here is a secreenshot of all recent comments. To my knowledge, this history cannot be changed, enjoy:
If they still feel that they did send oh so many comments to attack me personally, of which I received none, they are free to complain to wordpress.com. Here, just for those with the insults and accusations, the trashbin. Note: Caelan asked (!) me to delete that comment, the other one is a pingback.
I am aware these can be deleted, but together with the history, I fear the accusations have been proven wrong. Yes, I can dish out and take as well. Comments on my blog do not get deleted. Just, spare me the baseless insults, they are quite misplaced.