Store Review – Birth Skins

Focus on Stores - COZI

I heard about Birth from a friend years ago when I first came into SL. She helped me beautify my horrible noobish self and Birth skin store is where we started. It was one of the best then, and continues to be even as SL has upgraded through the years.

FOCUS Store Review - Birth

But as I promised last month, this article is focusing on the men. You will find skin appliers for the major brands of mesh heads, bodies, and system skins for those of you that haven’t made the leap to mesh.

There are 9 skintones at every vendor to find that flesh tone to match your head and body perfectly. Every body pack contains customizations for colour and thickness of body and chest hair, tone of finger and toe nails, and musculature of your body. Every head skin pack contains a customizeable shape, 4 eyebrow colours, 6 beards, and tintable hairbases that can be turned off and on.

So if you want a new look, grab a demo. I’m sure you will be quite satisfied!

– Lyda Sands

Store Review – COZI

Focus on Stores - COZI

This month I took a detour from my “New Year-New You” series to focus on a store named COZI. The store, owned by our dear friend Greg Parker, has been around for years but it’s newly located on the FOCUS Magazine home sim.

Walking in, my eyes gravitated towards a selection of old upright pianos at the left end of the building. Being a pianist and a lover of the ivories, I sat down, and let my fingers play a few bars of a rusty rendition of The Entertainer.

Near the pianos are a selection of tip jars, dance floors, speakers and DJ equipment — a priority for venue owners. As you walk through the store you will find even more unique items. There are picture frames to help display your photos and works of art, and a polished wood bar with an array of animations suitable for home and venue owners. There’s also a hot air balloon I am dying to take out for a test drive. I encourage you to stop by!

– Lyda Sands

Store Review – KAUNA

Focus on Stores - Kauna

This month, since we are into May, it will be my last article in the theme of ‘New Year~New You’. And for you guys that are desperate for good quality affordable clothes, you are in luck, this one’s for you. You’re welcome!

Kauna is a tiny store now on the Time Portal sim for men’s formal wear. Even though he hasn’t created new clothing, everything is FREE except for a smoking pipe gotcha. The suits and tuxes are timeless and classic. Since most men now are meshed up, when you wear Kauna you will have to configure your alpha for the suits to fit properly, but it’s a small price to pay for these well designed suits. And you can’t beat free!

The XIV tux is my absolute favorite. When you click that frame on the wall, you will receive all colours and accessories, shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, and pocket hankies.

– Lyda Sands