Introducing the New “Powder Pack”

Introducing the New

Calling all Catwa head lovers! There is now a mystery/subscription box that is focused solely on Catwa appliers. If you want to know more about Powder Pack and how the reservation process works, then keep scrolling!

(Update 4/16/2017: Powder Pack now has a LeLutka Edition. The reservation process is the same. You have until the end of the month to reserve and the packs are sent out the 1st of the following month.)

What is Powder Pack?

“Powder Pack is a monthly mystery pack consisting of 12 Catwa Head Makeup Appliers from your favorite brands across the grid!” – http://www.powderpacksl.com

The participating brands will most likely be consistent month after month until a line-up change is announced or a situation where the need for a guest designer arises. You can see the January line-up on the image below.

Powder Pack | January

How much does it cost?

$L1,500 if you pre-order any time before midnight of the 16th of every month for Catwa Edition and before midnight of the end of the month for LeLutka Edition. If you miss the pre-order period and suddenly realized that you wanted the pack, you have 24 hours on the 17th where you can get it for $L3,000. After that, the pack will not be available for purchase until the next month for $L2,000.

What exactly am I getting?

Powder Pack is pretty similar to other boxes wherein you are only given info as to which brands are participating but you don’t really get an idea as to what you are getting (except for the fact that they will be Catwa/LeLutka appliers). Personally, it would be awesome if they can give out hints regarding the current “theme” like they do for  RL Sephora PLAY! boxes. However, knowing that I am getting exclusive items from high-quality stores is enough for me to want to subscribe.

Are the items exclusive?

Powder Pack items are exclusive to the event. Participating brands may sell a re-color or create something similar but they won’t (and most probably will never) sell the exact same item at their main and/or satellite stores and at other events.

How do I “pre-order” my pack?

You can either do it in world or via marketplace. Once you have “pre-ordered”, your name will automatically be added to the mailing list and all you have to do is wait for your pack to arrive on the 17th of the month. This means you don’t need to take up any group space!

Pre-order in-world (updated slurl 4/16/2017)
Pre-order online

Can I send the Powder Pack as a gift?

Yes! If you are doing it in-world, all you have to do is right click the vendor, choose “Buy Gift”, enter the recipient’s name then pay. Alternatively, you can use the “Add to cart as gift” option via the marketplace.

Are there perks or giveaways?

Each month a lucky subscriber will have a chance to get the next pack for free! All you have to do is join the Flickr group, add your photo featuring Powder Pack items and add the hashtag #powderpackprincess.

If you are not into taking photos, you can join the January Facebook giveaway here: Powder Pack on Facebook. Be sure to like the page for future announcements and giveaways!

I have more questions!

You can visit Powder Pack’s official website and head on to their FAQ page. Please feel free to contact me as well and I will do my best to answer your queries (although it might be best to ask the Powder Pack team directly since they can give you more definite answers and it is more likely that I would have to ask them to answer you anyway ☺).

What are you waiting for? Pre-order your Powder Pack now!

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Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/PowderPackSL/
Flickr Group – https://www.flickr.com/groups/powderpack/
Inworld – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Last%20Forever/93/114/22
(updated slurl 4/16/2017)
Marketplace – https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/190850
Powder Pack website – http://powderpacksl.com

021. Daydreaming

021. Daydreaming
[ STYLING CREDITS ]

TOP | Blueberry – Luxe Box – August Tops *
BOTTOM | Blueberry – Melanie Jeans – Cutie Bootie
JACKET | ISON – luxebox cropped bomber *
SHOES | PHEDORA – Kiyomi heels **
Note: PHEDORA Mainstore is temporarily closed 
RINGS | [MANDALA] – SINRA Rings Season2 ***
HEADPHONE | Foxes – Luxe Girl Headphones – Gold *
HAIR | [monso] My Hair – Sohyun /Brown  ****
EARS | [MANDALA] – SIMPLE_EARS_HUTUU
BODY | Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

[ EVENT DETAILS ]

*Luxe Box – August round
**Bon Voyage – ends September 7th
***Collabor88 – ends September 6th
****Kustom9 – ends September 10th

007. Haneul & Luxe Box May 2016 Review

007. Haneul
The very first Luxe Box was sent out yesterday and it has garnered both positive and negative feedback. Personally, I love everything I got! I am even wearing the Moon hair for this look considering that I wasn’t originally thrilled about it as evident on this plurk.

Contrary to it’s name, the Luxe Box came as a hud and it opens up (like a box) to reveal photos of the items included. You will then have to click on each photo to receive your goodies. Do note that it may take a few seconds to a few minutes for you to receive the items due to server issues.
Luxe Box May 2016 Review

Let’s talk about the ones I have on:

Moon | Sun Shy – Variety 
Thoughts: As I mentioned, I was like meh when I first tried this hair on because it didn’t sit on my head right. Turns out that I was just being too lazy! I was able to make it look right with just a couple of tweaks. The hair comes with a resizer script which makes it a whole lot easier. It comes with the variety hud with glitter and non-glitter options each with 20 colors (40 total). I do suggest wearing a hairbase for a more realistic hairline.
Rating: Thumbs up

Tres Blah | Belted Shift Dress
Fitting: Standard (XXS, XS, S), Maitreya Lara, Slink Phyisque Original
Thoughts: This is a perfect spring/summer dress and I am in love with it! It initially came with 8 dress textures and 2 belt colors (black & brown) with gold and silver buckle options but an update was made today and Julliette was sweet enough to add more belt colors (greyish blue, camel, white, and red) making it a total of 6 colors! Now, I have seen some people complain that this dress makes them look preggo and I think it has something to do with your avatar movement. Certain movements like your legs raising, back hunching does create that “preggo” look however, this is a minor issue and it doesn’t make me love it less.
Rating: Double thumbs up

MishMish | Teacup Pomeranian
Thoughts: This baby has been following me all around since I got it. It comes as a companion pet or puppy prop and the bow is color changeable. You can also give your pet a custom name! I named mine Haneul which is heaven in Korean.
Rating: Thumbs up.

Now, for the other goodies in the box that I wasn’t able to take a photo of… yet.

Blueberry | Leign Bustier
Fitting: Standard (XXS, XS, S, M, L), Belleza Venus, Isis, Freya, Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique Original and Hourglass
Thoughts: I love me a good bustier and I see myself actually wearing this especially now that it is almost summer! It is color changeable via hud with a whopping 20 color options!
Rating: Double thumbs up

Magika | Luxe Box: May 2016
Thoughts: This reminds me of Harley Quinn! It comes with an exclusive color hud for Luxe Box and I know that some are not liking the unnatural dual-toned hair color. I dye my hair weird colors in real life so this is something right up my alley. An update was sent out just as I was typing this post!! Sabina updated her hud to add 3 natural colors!!
Rating: Thumbs up

Scarlet Creative | Aria Cottage
Plot size: 1024sqm
Land impact: 141
Thoughts: Charlotte is a doll and quickly sent an update as soon as she was informed that it has permissions set to “no copy”. I have mad respect for creators who have impeccable customer service. I am actually planning on setting this cottage out on my land and decorating it so I can get rid of my current cluttered skybox. I am a big fan of Scarlet Creative and this is no exception.
Rating: Double thumbs up

Tarte | Kendall Bed
Land impact: 10
Thoughts: This is a cute bed! I love the lights at the bottom. However, I wish that it came with more texture choices. Animations included are singles, friends, and PG couple animations.
Rating: Thumbs up

Tee*fy | Verna Simple Dress & Top
Fitting: Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique Original and Hourglass
Thoughts: Tee*fy killed it with this dress! I love the way Azure creates dresses and skirts with cutesy bottoms. It comes in 5 spring/summer appropriate colors. A fix was sent out this morning for the chest area issue which I wasn’t even able to notice since I was too caught up with the pretty color combinations. It also comes separately as a top so you can pair it with your favorite jeans or shorts!
Rating: Double thumbs up

Reign | Luxe Thigh High Pumps
Fitting: Belleza Venus, Freya, Isis, Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique Original and Hourglass, TMP Deluxe
Thoughts: I own a ton of footwear from Reign so I might have fangirled a bit when I saw that they are one of the participating brands. The thigh high pumps is color changeable via hud with 5 color options. This actually gives me an excuse to wear short dresses, skirts, and shirts so I can show it off.
Rating: Thumbs up

Foxes| Vintage Tied Tees
Fitting: Maitreya
Thoughts: Summer is here with Foxes’ Vintage Tied Tees that shows off your curves and toned midsection. It comes in 3 solid colors and 6 prints that is changeable via hud. This is something that I would actually purchase if I come across it in an event. I love crop tops and midriffs so this tee is definitely a yay!
Rating: Double thumbs up

Stories&Co. by Flowey | Dakota Blouse
Fitting: Standard (XXS, XS, S, M), Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique
Thoughts: I love this blouse for three reasons: the lace detailing, that it comes in 5 pretty pastel colors, and the fact that it’s a multipurpose top which you can either dress up or down depending on how you want to wear it. Again, this is something I would purchase.
Rating: Double thumbs up

Erratic | Joan Dress
Fitting: Maitreya Lara
Thoughts: Another multipurpose dress depending on how you style it. You can wear it for a cocktail party, business meeting, or even clubbing with your friends. It comes in 4 color options. Regarding the complaints as to why it only came fitted for the Maitreya mesh body, this has got to be the first time that they actually got Erratic products since as far as I know, she only makes Maitreya compatible clothing so it shouldn’t come off as a surprise.
Rating: Thumbs up

That’s a total of 12 items that you got for L$1,000! In my  opinion, it was totally worth it since I like everything that I got and let’s face it, we all “subscribed” for the element of surprise. The list of participating designers has been up for quite a while so if you have done your research, you would kinda get an idea of what to expect like how most, if not all, of the participating brands make clothing for mesh bodies.

Will I subscribe again next month? I’d like to say that it will depend if they increase it to an insanely expensive price but even then, I know that I won’t be able to resist. 😀

Kudos to the whole Luxe Box team and looking forward to what you have in store for next month!

[ STYLING CREDITS ]

JACKET | The Secret Store – Sage Lacey Jacket – Crimson *
MESH HEAD | Catwa – Candy
SKIN APPLIER | Deetalez – Kanita
FRECKLES APPLIER | Izzie’s – Catwa Freckles Applier

[ EVENT DETAILS ]

*Collabor88 – May 8th to June 7th

Luxe Box SL

Luxe Box SL
Sleepy Girl Productions brings us Second Life’s very own monthly subscription box called Luxe Box. If you are like me who is a big fan of real life subscription boxes, you would pretty much know how it works. The beauty of this is that you won’t have to strain your fingers trying to teleport to a designated event space during opening day. I took the information below from their official website – http://luxeboxsl.com/.

STEP ONE: JOIN THE GROUP
Pay to join the Luxe Box group in-world every month. The group opens on the 1st of the month and you have until the 14th at 11:59PM SLT to join. You must join and remain in the group to receive your Luxe Box.

To join the Luxe Box in-world group, copy and paste this group link on your local chat:
secondlife:///app/group/84947bf1-aa1a-1c1c-daa7-64c7a786131b/about

STEP TWO: CHECK THE GROUP NOTICES
On the 15th of the month, group enrollment closes. Stay in the group to receive your Luxe Box through a group notice on the 15th of the month.

If you are in the group and miss the group notice, you can retrieve your Luxe Box from the in-world boutique location for free until the end of the month.

STEP THREE: WEAR YOUR HUD AND ENJOY!
Once you get your Luxe Box HUD, attach it and enjoy!

You will receive 12 exclusive items from your favorite brands. Click each item to get it sent to you and immerse yourself in the un-boxing experience!

All items in the Luxe Box are exclusive to the box. You can only get Luxe Box offerings through Luxe Box. If you miss a box, you can purchase it at our in-world boutique. You must be a member of the group to do so.

Luxe Box SL | May 2016

========== PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS ==========

Blueberry, Erratic, Flowey, Foxes, Magika, MishMish, Moon, Reign, Scarlet Creative, Tarte, Tee*fy, Tres Blah

========== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ==========

Here are some FAQs (visit the site’s dedicated FAQ page for more)

1 – How much does it cost to join?
Our first Luxe Box will be at a reduced promotional price of L$1,000. Be sure to grab this deal before it’s too late!

2 – How many items am I guaranteed?
You are guaranteed at least 1 item from each brand participating in the Luxe Box. That gives you a total of at least 12 quality items in a single Luxe Box.

3 – Can I gift a box?
You cannot gift the Luxe Box at this time.

4 – I didn’t like the items I received. Can I get a refund?
The Luxe box contents are meant to be a surprise, there are no refunds given, no matter the circumstance. Please be mindful of this when joining the group.

========== MEMBERSHIP PERKS ==========

Loyalty also comes with some perks so be sure to check out their perks page to learn how you can win free luxe boxes!

========== LUXE BOX SL SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS ==========

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luxeboxsl/
Plurk: https://www.plurk.com/luxeboxsl
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/141495829@N02/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luxeboxsl/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luxeboxsl/