Having seen what dear Willis did with the Newbie Challenge, I felt compelled to have a go myself and see whether I, too, could come up with a decent look for $L550 or less. I’ve had various frustrating experiences trying to dress alts in the past, as machinima extras or, most recently, Harry Potter characters, and it always takes significantly longer than you expect and is many, many times more expensive.
This time, though, for some reason it all seemed to come together quite smoothly – perhaps because I didn’t have any particular look in mind when I started. Also, it helps when a store you really like is having a sale. The outfit and shoes are all from Cool Beans and were absurdly cheap, while the jewellery is from last week’s Fifty Linden Friday offerings.
I’m not desperately taken with the hair, I have to say, but it did work with the outfit and was a cheapy from The Dressing Room. The skin I am utterly in love with: Sorry.Asia is having a huge sale and the skins are just $L100 per tone, and $L80 for the extras pack (blush, lipgloss, lipstick) to flesh it out, as it were.
I’m also a bit smug about the eyes, which I found by searching “freebie eyes” on Marketplace and set me back a whopping $L1. I rather like them, too – I think they were a promo set.
All in all, a success, I think, for a grand total of $L438. Except possibly for the hair, which isn’t really my thing, but about which I wouldn’t be complaining were I really a noob.
Hair: LoQ – Chocolate Cake ($L75 at The Dressing Room)
Skin: Sorry.Asia – Lana ($L100)
Makeup: Sorry.Asia – Lana ($L80 for the full pack)
Eyes: TechnoLATI – Hazel Blue ($L1 on Marketplace)
Shape: my own
Jewellery: League – Double Stranded Soft Pearl Necklace/Vintage Clock Necklace/Heart Earrings ($L50 for Fifty Linden Fridays)
Dress: Cool Beans – Sweet Vision ($L50 in current sale)
Leggings: Cool Beans – Lace Leggings ($L32 in current sale)
Shoes: Cool Beans – Buckle Wedges ($L75 in current sale)