12.31.2016

12.30.2016

Store Statement: Balmain and Dolce & Gabbana Tribute


Well, well, well... Here we are again, doing a combined post. This is Mireia talking, introducing you the post while Judith is making the graphic with our picks. Picks for what? During the holidays, besides Gucci (click here to see the Store Statement), Stardoll has released two more new Holiday Tributes: Balmain and Dolce & Gabbana. So, in this post we are gonna combine the two of them and show you our favorite items and create some outfits for you guys.

To start with, those are the two new stores on Starplaza with their new two floors:


Each of us has chosen some favorite items that we have bought or we are planning on buying. This is our selection:



And to finish this post, here they are some outfits we have done with some items of our selection. Hope you like it!

12.28.2016

Splendorous: Affordable Make Up (I)

Hello everyone!

I realised that I haven't done any Splendorous posts on the blog for a while, and as I'm the beauty guru from the Stylish Stardoll Sisters (not a lot of choices right?), it's my duty to continue carrying on with the "tradition" of at least one Splendorous post every month.

While I was thinking about what to do for this post, I realised that creating make up tutorials require a lot of items. So, I thought of doing the total opposite: less make up. What does that mean? Taking advantage of some features of the Beauty Parlor and some necessary items from Dot (the less expensive brand for make up on Stardoll). You're interested? Keep reading! :)

Prep your face !
These steps are the ones that you need to do first. Then we will continue on from here on the next make up looks. 

1. Contouring
You just need a brownish blush that is darker than your skin tone. I'm using Dot Deep Tan Blush.  Drag it from the corner of the mouth to the ear, and there you have it!



2. Highlighting
Go to the Beauty Parlor > Face & Body > Face. On the bottom part right, choose a shade that is lighter than your skin tone. I'm dragging the white shade to an approximate 60%. Your cheekbones are now highlighted. 



3. Fill your brows
This step is in case you want to make your eyebrows look fuller, but I know there's people that prefer discrete eyebrows. You will need the Dot Black Madness Eyebrow Pencil. Why I'm using black? Because it doesn't matter which colour you want your brows. We're just filling them. We will need to complete this step going to the Beauty Parlor > Face & Body > Eyebrows
So, when you have your brows filled in with the black eyebrow pencil, choose the colour you want and put the bar very close to the 10%. You will see that now your brows are the chosen colour but fuller and just for 2 SD. The thing is that there aren't too many eyebrow pencils to choose from on Dot, so we need to do this to have our desired shade. I like mine black by the way, but not too much. I put it around 25%.


4. Eyelash extensions 
We will create an eyelash extension effect to start with. To do that, you just need the Dot Black Madness Mascara. Use it ONLY on the upper lashes and voilà. 



Natural, no-make up effect
This one is the easiest and the one that will go with your casual outfits. It's based on your colour skin.


You just need:

- Eyeshadow
We will need 3 things. First, a nude eyeshadow tone that goes well and barely visible with our skin tone. I'm using Dot Powder Pink Eyeshadow , applying it from the middle of the eye to the end, to give some deepness. Second, white eyeshadow for the inner corner, Dot Royal Shadow. Finally, Dot Royal White Eyepencil, to complete the white eyeshadow, but on the bottom part of the eye.



Lipstick
We need a nude lipstick. But you don't even need to buy one. Just go to the Beauty Parlor > Face & Body > Mouth. There, you can choose the nude color that goes better with your skin. I'm using the third one starting from the right.



As this post is going on for too long, I've decided to divide it in two parts. There will be 2 more looks on Part II. For now, we've spent 31 SD, but in very useful and basic make up that is useful for a lot of other things. You'll see how we continue using the same things for the next part.

See you soon! 

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12.27.2016

Sharing HotBuys Advice: December 2016 #10

Pretty n' Love
15 SD



JUDITH:
Well it’s not bad, it’s a nice earring and I like that you can buy it individually and if you want buy it twice for a more traditional look. I think another colour would have worked better here, a shade of brown or black… I’m not sure about that light purple here… But well it goes along with the bracelet we got earlier in the month.

I paired the earring with the bracelet and went for an all white outfit mixed with gold details to combined the gold of the jewelry. I tried to be very minimalistic so the earring would get all the attention.

MIREIA:
I haven't thought of using two earrings! I would have liked to see one of our outfits doing so... what a pity! Anyway, I like it, but not enough to buy. I think it's very original, but yeah, maybe in a more neutral colour would have been better, well, not better, more buyable.

I went for black, funny! Haha And I decided to add some purple only on the shoes, so you see purple on the top and on the bottom.




Remember that if you submit your outfit on SMW (Stardoll's Most Wanted), besides of taking part in a poll (when available) you will also have the chance to be selected by us for our monthly HotBuys recap, winning a HotBuys of your choice. The prizes will be provided by Jenna (emorox4eva), owner of SMW.


12.26.2016

Seen on FM-Style: Introducing Cycle 13

First of all...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

And with the Christmas Holidays the new Cycle at FM-Style has come! Cycle 13 has started!! As always we will be reviewing the cycle here in the SSS, so keep checking every week! And now, without further a do, I'll introduce you to the fresh team of judges:


And the flyest group of contestants:


Task 1 has already been announced on the club's page, so we will see you soon with our favourites!


12.24.2016

Street Style


🎅🏻 🎄  m e r r y   c h r i s t m a s !  ðŸŽ„ ðŸŽ…🏻

12.22.2016

Sharing HotBuys Advice: December 2016 #9

Bonjour Bizou
28 SD



MIREIA:
O M G! I said I would never complain again but what is this? Why are these shoes so effing expensive!? Almost 30 sd for just a pair of shoes? I know it's Chloe inspired but it's more expensive than Gucci shoes from the Holiday Tribute. And it doesn't look like it's a mistake... I really don't get what they are doing, besides not wanting me to buy any HotBuys at all. That being said, I think the shoes are nice, but not that nice for 28 SD and not something I need in my closet. The color is a little bit complicated, cause it's this navy blue that is almost black that I always have troubles pairing with. So definitely for me... this is a NAY!

For my outfit I did the most reasonable thing I could do to not mess it up: combine with white. I chose this skirt of the same color and added the white Dior top from LE (that is still available by the way) and then just finished the look with a belt (now I realised that I went for silver and the shoes have a little gold buckle, but oh well, you can barely see it) and added a silver clutch to match it. Finally I went looking for a nice fur jacket maybe, but I came across this pink and navy blue bomber, and I couldn't resist, I used it. 

JUDITH:
I think the shoes are really nice, they're a nice shape, I do like the colour and that little gold buckle it's a nice detail and I'm really satisfied with the graphics, that velvet looks great! I think as well that they are overpriced of course. I'm not going to buy them for the moment but It's not a complete unchangeable no.

About my outfit I thought it would be fun to coordinate the blue of the shoes with that green-blueish Balmain skirt. I finished the outfit with a blue top and the Balmain jacket, which even though I don't usually like navy blue with black I think that looks nice in here. I didn't add a bag cause it was difficult to make it fig with those big sleeves.




Remember that if you submit your outfit on SMW (Stardoll's Most Wanted), besides of taking part in a poll (when available) you will also have the chance to be selected by us for our monthly HotBuys recap, winning a HotBuys of your choice. The prizes will be provided by Jenna (emorox4eva), owner of SMW.


12.20.2016

Sharing HotBuys Advice: December 2016 #8

It Girls
23 SD

MIREIA:
I didn't think I would like it when I saw it on the catalog, but then I put in on my doll and voilà! I think it's very fitting and looks great on our dolls bodies. I like this dark denim colour as well and the sewing in this yellow/orange. What I'm not very fond of is the opening that makes the leg visible. I mean I would like it, I love this kind of things usually, but not this time. With that tight denim midi skirt I would have loved it to be very tight all over the legs until the knees and it's not happening. Also, for the outfit it was way more complicated than what I was imagining, so I don't think I would buy this.

I wanted to base my outfit in beige/brown cause I love how it looks with dark denim. It could have also been white, but not sure I like it with black, so I went all for brown in here. I just completed the outfit with brown accesories and tried to give this casual/normal girl vibe by adding the black bag she's supposed to throw in everyday.

JUDITH:
I agree with everything Mireia has said. I also thought i wouldn't like it but they did really well with the graphics which makes it good. The denim texture looks perfect and the yellow/orange sewing it only improves it even more, it looks so real. The shape is great too, as Mireia said it fits and looks well on our dolls, not like the cape from Sunday 4th... I'm not sure what to think about the slit. I think it's a nice addition and it gives more mobility to the body (I know our dolls aren't actually going to move, but I just can't help but imagine how uncomfortable this skirt without the slit would have been... Denim is a quite stiff fabric and that tight and covering half of your legs...) but at the same time I'm not sure if it goes with a denim pencil skirt. I'm not going to buy it either because it's not an item I want but they did well with the shaping and graphics this time. No complaints!

Since I tried it on I knew I wanted to do denim on denim for the outfit. The blouse from IT Girls was perfect as it also has the same sewings in yellow/orange but the blue of the denim is a bit lighter so it doesn't look like you're wearing matching denim clothes. I ended the outfit with brownish accessories.





Remember that if you submit your outfit on SMW (Stardoll's Most Wanted), besides of taking part in a poll (when available) you will also have the chance to be selected by us for our monthly HotBuys recap, winning a HotBuys of your choice. The prizes will be provided by Jenna (emorox4eva), owner of SMW.


12.18.2016

Sharing HotBuys Advice: December 2016 #7

Pretty n' Love
20 SD




MIREIA:
I love this little cute bag. It's the same color as the hideous cape from the beginning month (click here to see the post) but it has such a nice shape, and this cute little keychain... adorable! Such a cute bag! I would buy it, but I guess I will have to talk with Judith first, because I'm guessing she's gonna like it as well.

For my outfit I tried to do something very very casual and sporty, to contrast the elegance of the bag. Also, as in last post our outfit were a little similar (my fault), this time that I'm the first one doing the outfit I tried to create something that Judith would never do. And well, I guess this is a very representing outfit of me. I've done lots like this one. Only missing a choker to be my everyday real life outfit. 

JUDITH:
I do like it! I've seen the real bag on net-a-porter in lots of different colours and it always looks so good, I love the shape! However the keychain pulls me off a little bit. If it was a cute robotic face like in the Fendi designs or something I would like it, but an eye? I don't get it. I still think the bag is really nice despite the keychain and colour, which looks way better in this bag that in the cape btw, so I'm glad you're buying it Mireia!

For my outfit I went for something elegant. I thought the weird colour of the bag would look nice with this satin beige pants from the new Young Hollywood collection. I tried to make the outfit a little bit more casual with the bralette on top of a white tee trend and the biker jacket. To finish off a nice pair of black pumps.



Remember that if you submit your outfit on SMW (Stardoll's Most Wanted), besides of taking part in a poll (when available) you will also have the chance to be selected by us for our monthly HotBuys recap, winning a HotBuys of your choice. The prizes will be provided by Jenna (emorox4eva), owner of SMW.

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Sharing HotBuys Advice: December 2016 #6

Rio
15 SD





JUDITH:
I like these ones! It's nothing super original but I definitely needed these kind of sunglasses in my closet, the colour is perfect, just what I was missing when I dress up sometimes. I think this is a quite useful item that can come in handy in many outfits so I bought them this time!

For my outfit I wanted to make an outfit in this nude-pink colour the sunglasses have. With the LV bag I break that monochrome a little bit and while the dress, shirt, bag and sunglasses are quite classic I bring in a little bit of contrast with the jacket and boots which are more trendy.

MIREIA:
Nice sunglasses but I'm not that excited about them as Judith. Still I think they are a nice addition to any outfit, and even if I'm not a fan of those ones, I love adding sunglasses to any outfit! It just gives another fashionable accessory to complete an otherwise (sometimes) boring look. Just check the street styles of this blog and tell me the rate of my doll wearing sunglasses VS my doll not wearing them. Enough said, if you like them prepare your pocket and fill that gift-o-meter!

First thing I did was to change my doll's make up to fit the sunglasses, that means nude lipstick ad natural make up. Then I used this new shoes from Young Hollywood, finding the dress was the next step, and then I just completed the outfit with a coat and a bag in the same colour as the sunglasses. When I finished my outfit and put it next to Judith's... I realised that they were very similar. Sorry for that. Looks like this sunglasses scream for a lady nude look.  




Remember that if you submit your outfit on SMW (Stardoll's Most Wanted) you will have the chance to be selected by us for our monthly HotBuys recap, winning a HotBuys of your choice. You only need to submit the outfit on SMW OR on the comments down below. No need to post it twice, we check both sites. The prizes will be provided by Jenna (emorox4eva), owner of SMW.


12.15.2016

Sharing HotBuys Advice: December 2016 #5

Pretty n' Love
15 SD



MIREIA
Very nice bracelet. I like it. As it's a bracelet is not something I'm planning on buying (maybe if it was cheaper), but I think it has a nice design and above all, I like this lilac shade with gold and I love this little pom-pom's.

For my outfit I decided to take advantage of the new release (Gucci) and added first of all this pink turban. Then I just played with it and try adding items until I liked the result. Obviously, gold details are a must.

JUDITH:
This bracelet says nothing to me. It's nice but I don't see why would I want to buy it I can't think of any outfit in which I would NEED something like this, it's just that kind of thing you add to accessorize the outfit. I don't know... I think that at least with HotBuys pieces they should go either for really classic jewelry (like the Cartier love bracelet for example) or original statement ones. This is somewhere in the middle which makes it just "ok...".

For my outfit I went for something casual but still smart and added those purple shoes to match the pom-poms in the bracelet.


Remember that if you submit your outfit on SMW (Stardoll's Most Wanted) you will have the chance to be selected by us for our monthly HotBuys recap, winning a HotBuys of your choice. You only need to submit the outfit on SMW OR on the comments down below. No need to post it twice, we check both sites. The prizes will be provided by Jenna (emorox4eva), owner of SMW.

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12.13.2016

Store Statement: Gucci Tribute


The day has finally arrived! Tribute season! 

Mireia and I were craving for Tributes (as you can see in the last Sister Talking) and Stardoll responded kindly a few days later releasing Gucci Tribute. And I couldn't be more happy! If you had asked me which brands would I like to see tributed on Stardoll Gucci would have definitely been one of them. Now I can't wait to see with which designers they will surprise me next, because they have started STRONG!



The items and graphics in general are no disappointment. There are a lot of good and original pieces, I think they have made quite a good selection. I'm still a little sad that they haven't gone for the simple black version of the fur loafers, but nothing's perfect and everything else makes it up, specially the prizes, which are not as high as I was expecting after the general rise that has been going on lately. I also love the fact that they included a lot of iconic Gucci items: all the shoes, all the bags, the sunglasses, the red sweater, the cardigan... But if I had to make a top 5... This would be it:


And to finish this happily made Store Statement some inspiration brought to you by some of the amazing FM-Style members. Which reminds me...

APPLICATIONS FOR CYCLE 13 ON FM-STYLE ARE NOW OPEN!
Click HERE to join

In order of appearance: bornthiswaay wearing Gucci Inspired Cream Mini and Gucci Inspired Socks; aby400 wearing Gucci Inspired Socks; missiwantitall wearing Gucci Zebra Faux Fur Coat and Meeermer wearing Gucci Oversized Cardigan.

P.S: It seems that good news come in pairs today and a Christmas Gift-O-Meter has started! I really hope Mireia doesn't try to fool anybody (not even herself) by pretending she's going to review the Gift-O-Meter and end it in time, BUT it has some nice items (marked with a little gold star).