Friday, July 31, 2015

Introducing Nail Appliers for Your Supernatural Skin Tones

Image By Synful Ghost
Come out dark-lings wherever you are.....
Dark Passions has a treat for you!

This is DP's first round with Genre and the theme is The Underworld. I was very excited about this theme as it allowed me to create some nails I've been wanting to do for over a year. I know Not all unusual colored skins come with nail applier textures to go with. Soooooo.... To fill in this gap I've created 3 Sets of Nails in both Maitreya and Slink for your mesh body loving preferences.

Image By Dante Amore
The B&W set was designed for those with pale/undead looking skin tones to darker tones for those gargoyle or drow skin tones. Not a fan of the darkness? Try the other 2 sets.. The Warms or the Cools.
These are great for devils, reptiles, fairies, mermaids ... you name it! Let your fantasies go wild.

Yes, you can wear these with regular skin tones but they are not really french nails they have a natural nail texture and a faint tone of color on the natural white tip to match the nail tone. I hope RPers delight with these new nail tones!

All DP - Koffin Nails Items are 20% off at this event!
Attention Men: You can use the Slink version as the appliers work for both male and female hands.

Event Name: Genre
Theme: The Underworld
Dates: July 15 - Aug 12
To The Event

Items below Sold Desperately in both Slink & Maitreya (only Slink shown below)
Image by Aerlinniel Roughneck

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dark Passions @ The Lexi Project


Dark Passions is proud to be a part of this event.
100% of the purchase price of all items at this event will be donated to the Lexi Project.

Event Name: The Lexi Project
Event Dates: July 26 - Aug 9, 2015

To The Event

Event Press Release:

The Lexi Project, a collaborative fund raiser event founded by Toxxic Rhiannyr & Heather Smithson, created to bring SecondLife brands together in hopes to raise money for one of our own, Lexi Zelin / AngelRed Couture. As many have probably by now heard, Lexi has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's Lymphoma and is in desperate need of funds to assist in paying her medical bills / expenses as she is unable to work. Lexi is only 28 years old, mother of one beautiful little girl and plays an important role within SecondLife by creating high quality, full permission mesh apparel, paving the way for many people in the virtual world to have the freedom of opening a store.

The Lexi Project has grown to approximately 350 supporting brands, ranging in a vast number of fields from apparel, decor, full permission, poses, skin, hair and so much more will be found at this event and all on one region. We have received a HUGE response from the grid, many offering helping hands, services and showing nothing but pure support to Lexi and we want everyone to know, it is all appreciated.

The Lexi Project is scheduled to open its doors Sunday, July 26th @ midnight slt. Each brand participating will have a minimum of 1-2 new items, 100% of the proceeds from sales go directly to an event account, opened by Lexi Zelin.

If you are interested in how to donate, there are many options available to you. Lexi has started a Gofundme Account page, she is accepting direct Linden donations to her main account and has also made a donation kiosk that can be rezzed inworld. To obtain the donation kiosk, you can join the AngelRed Couture Group and find a copy inside Group Notices. Donation kiosks will also be available to accept monies at the Lexi Project.

The Lexi Project - Blog
The Lexi Project - Facebook Event Page
The Lexi Project - Flickr Pool

Image By Pentacles666 Resident

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Wizarding Faire... Time is Running Out!


The Wizarding Fair is nearing it's end for this year!

Don't miss out on the amazing and whimsical designs you can find there. The Sweater and Nails above are part of Dark Passions offerings this year as well as Sweaters for all Houses and 2 other nail designs for Slink & Maitreya.

Even the Lindens are getting Wizardly. I happened to catch one shopping the fair and making a purchase from my booth before I grabbed a shot of them at the fair. Yeah I'm a little obsessed when I see Lindens purchasing my things. To my knowledge I've only had one other linden employee purchase my nails.  Thanks Shaman Linden for stopping by and supporting designers in SL!

Tomorrow July 25th is the last day to be sure to grab your broom stick and fly on over to check it out!

 To The Event



Saturday, July 18, 2015

It's Relay For Life of Second Life 2015 this Weekend!


Dark Passions was honored to be asked to place 2 colors of our Feliciaa Jacket at the event. The jackets were actually named after a dear friend, SL pioneer and big supporter of RFL who lost her battle with cancer in April of 2007. She may be gone but never forgotten.

When you are wandering around the track you may see this memorial feel free to purchase one of these 2 jackets in honor of her. All the proceeds from the sale go directly to RFL. Sorry they are not discounted because it's for a good cause.

Event Name: Relay For Life of Second Life
Event Information: http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/
Event Dates July 18-19, 2015
To The Event

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dark Passions @ The Wizarding Fair 2015

Image by Pentacle666 Resident
Dark Passions is proud to be brewing up a little magic at the Wizarding Fair this year!
I really didn't expect to get into this one there are sooooo many amazing designers there this year. Even if you are not interested in my items you should go check it out just wandering the sim is fun in itself.
Image By Shelby Windsor

Note: Mischief Managed is a Role Play sim which opens itself to the public fully during this event so please respect those that Role Play there while shopping & visiting.

This year Dark Passions has 3 new sets of nail art there two are Potter inspired and one is inspired by the magic of the moon. They are available in Maitreya and Slink. I also have 4 amazing new House Pride Sweaters with scarves to show off you Hogwarts House Spirit! Can't Decide which one? Grab the Fatpack and save 25%

Event: The Wizarding Faire
Dates: July 12 - 25
To The Event



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Thoughts On Blogger Nail Images & My Slink Obsession

Image By Adira Lux
Image By Lyl Witch (Lylanis Resident)
My Slink Obsession (MSO) is back and bigger than ever! 
Only one week left of MSO & Dark Passions has 4 new nail designs there just for the Slink lover in you! The nail offerings this round range from a little bit of summer retro fun and elegance with a dash of spooky. Something for everyone! Not to mention they are discounted to 75L each!

Maitreya versions are not available at MSO. Why?
Because it is a Slink Event. Since I do not box mine together, I could not sell them at this event.

Note: If you go to Slink West and Look for the event where it used to be you will not find it. Check for the link below as it is an special location this round.

Blogger <3 and Thank Yous:
There have been lots of blogger images being passed around on these nails so I thought I would show a few off. Thanks to all the great bloggers sharing my work with all of you. Even if I didn't feature your image I really do appreciate each and every one of you on and off my team!

A Little On Nail Images From The Designers Perspective:
I know there has been a lot of chatter about designer demands on bloggers lately especially about showing off nail art. I just want to say I've never put that demand on anyone that they MUST do so. I love bloggers to be creative (no name pun intended) with what I pass on to them. I super appreciate it when a nail art show off image is incorporated beside the artsy image a blogger has created but it's never required. 

Image By Beu Anna
Have I asked if a blogger would consider nail closeups before joining the team? Yes, Sometimes my blogger manager or I have for those joining my blogger team as they are a part of my team and I'm mostly a nail store. So to me it makes sense to ask a blogger on my team to feature nails once in awhile as a sponsored blog. However to those blogging groups or event bloggers, I'm just excited they thought my work was inspiring enough to blog it. I would never directly scold anyone for just a name drop because they didn't even have to do that if they didn't want too. 

The only time I have ever sent a message to an event blogger about my nails was when I noticed they forgot to clear their materials layer and the old materials was showing on my nail image making it look incorrect. Did I make it a big deal? No! In fact I was even a little uneasy about IMing them about it. I didn't want to become "That Designer" who complains. They were actually glad I let them know and re-shot the images which I didn't expect or demand that she did so. It just shows that kindness and how you talk to someone goes a long way.

Don't get me wrong, I do love it when I see close ups of my nails as you can see in the images in this post. I spend many hours making and editing my tiny Slink nail art and then more time converting it to Maitreya. So when I see a good show-off image, I do squeal for joy. Seeing it close up on an avatar in world helps show people what they are buying. So yes close-ups help advertise my product better. However as an artist, I also love the artsy shots without close ups too. After all, the over all look can't be complete with out those tiny bits too.

I guess we all must keep in mind each store owner has their own vision for their product. If your vision doesn't mesh with theirs, there are plenty of other stores to blog items for that will. I say if someone is gonna be demanding and seems to think they can tell you what to put on your blog then just move on. I've had a blogger or two ask me what I personally look for in a blogger for my store. I took the time to explain what I look for and why in a friendly way. I know many designers are busy and don't have time to explain. Lately I've been in busy mode myself.

So Bloggers please take note from this nail maker. Have fun with what I created for others to wear. I hope it inspires a great look. Your time and hard work is appreciated. Thanks for all your blood, sweat and virtual paper cuts!

Keep On Blogging Beautifully!
Bcreative Wilde
Owner of Dark Pasions - Koffin Nails
 

Event: My Slink Obsession
Dates: June 5-22,2015
Price Rage: All Items 75L

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dark Passions' Offerings for Woeful Wednesday

Image by Terra Nite
This round of Woe Dark Passions is offering up 2 of our most popular summer tops.
Save some L$. Grab both versions of this top for a total of only 100L that's 1/2 the regular price of one top! Each has it's own HUD for shirt variations of the same print.

Don't forget the nails that match the Melting Spirits top are also on sale during DP's 40% off Summer sale!
Image by Shelby Windsor

Event: Woeful Wednesday
Date: July 8, 2015
Sale Price: 50L
Event Site: http://www.woefulwednesday.com/

Images of items offered from DP:

Dark Passions @ The Best of Horror Haute


Dark Passions is bringing you savings on items from Horror Haute's past rounds we've participated in. All items are 50% off their original price and the gacha is 50L per pull.

The 2 dresses are from the very first HH round. One of them the Cross print version is a limited print I no longer sell on MP or in the main store but I brought it back for this round only. Other nail items are from the Movie Monsters round, the Vampires round and the most recent Voodoo Round. The Gacha is from the very first round of the Witching Hour.

Event Name: Horror Haute
Event Dates: July 1 - Aug ? (end date to be announced)
Sale Discount: 50% off on DP items only
To the Event

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Body Art Hunt Going on Now!

Image by Dark Passions Blogger Adira (laylah.yaseotoko)

Dark Passions is proud to be a part of The Body Art Hunt 2015!
There are many great stores in this hunt so be sure to check out the hint page for images of all the great things you can hunt for 0L across the grid!

About the Dark Passions Hunt Prize:
This hunt had a carnival/mardi gras like theme to it so I went with some fun bright and even glittery nails. I hope you enjoy what I came up with. This is huntable in an slink & maitreya version.  Use your slink V2 Hud with the DP HUD and have fun changing all your nails to different color combos.

Extra BONUS Feature on the Maitreya HUD:
As an extra bonus for Maitreya lovers I know you can't change each nails so I made some special "mystery buttons" marked with a "?" on each one. These are combos that I can up with that I though users might enjoy for variety. If you enjoy the mystery buttons let me know. I may continue to add them to future Maitreya nail sets.

Hunt Name: The Body Art Hunt
Hunt Dates: July 1-31st
Hunt Prize Price : 0L Free
Hunt Hint Page
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Dark Passions Hints:
Prize A :  For Slink Hands
      Hint: I left it in a window sill, but which one?
Prize B : For Maitreya Nails
      Hint: Search the corners of the store.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Dark Passions Annual Summer Sale!


The Summer Sale at Dark Passions Main Store is here!
40% Off Entire Stock of Clothing & Nail Appliers for Slink & Maitreya

Exclusions: Gachas, Gift Cards & Discount Wall
Dates: July 3 - 17th, 2015

To The Main Shop