The Good, The Bad, and The Ugliness …

In this month’s Catwa Powder Pack

Amara

(Used in the Title Image along with Pink Fuel Makeup)

My favorite, as usual.. Amara skins. 12 shades of stunning skins.

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I love all the shades

Pink Fuel

Love! The variety of these appliers is endless. From subtle to dramatic, this is makeup suitable for every occasion. Each shade has various intensities and levels of blending built right into the HUDS.

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Zibska

Check out these great colors. I love the way the second set of lipsticks can be used as overlays. Instructions uncluded in the pack.

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Just Magnetized

From vivid to subtle. Nice range. I love the lighter colors and the under eye color.

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Adored

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Bold & Beauty

The brows and overlays rock my socks. Gorgeous.

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Modish

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Essences

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Slack Girl

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Elysium

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Deetalez

You would think if Powder Pack wanted to celebrate Latina Style, they wouldn’t do it like this:

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Even though this is Second Life, the organizers at Powder Pack have really missed the plot here. I totally understand the concept but prison/gang tattoos? Really? I would wager that this creator has never even been to the Southern border of the United States. I’d also wager she’s never met a “Chola”. My friends, my neighbors and my family are Hispanic .. I live here.

Several parts of this pack were not to my taste and I was displeased about the lack of body appliers in Deetalez pack BEFORE I opened the appliers to look at them. I only mention the Body Appliers because Deetalez claims that because of the lack there of is why I called her out on her misappropriation.

Apparently thinking appliers were supposed to come with was a misconception on my part due to the consistent rule with past packs .. hrrmmm … I’ll go for that but ..

I blame the organizers for this misconception, because if the included appliers were a generous bonus from creators in the past then they should have been labeled as such. After being sent system skins by Deetalez, I made it clear I wasn’t happy and didn’t know many who would be and that I would be blogging about how proper appliers were missing. Then I decided not to because I have never written a negative review in my blog about anything. On marketplace yes, I did. For my money, I am entitled to express my opinion, supposedly without getting flamed for it. Right! As if …

I said in my MP review, I know you can’t please everyone. It would be unreasonable to expect that. Some of the Powder Pack creators have made beautiful items. I’ve done pictures of the rest of the items twice to try and put everything else in the best light possible due to my negativity regarding the Deetalez part of the pack. I’m not alone in my feelings about the pack but perhaps we’ll get to that in a later blog about SL consumer fear of retribution.

Regarding the blog… I was going to let it drop and move on and blog about the other items in the pack and just ignore the Deetalez portion.

But then, when I was told about what was on these appliers and opened them and saw for myself … Personally I consider all of the Deetalez portion of the pack useless even if the body appliers were included. I can’t use the product because I feel it’s wrong. Anything that racially stereotypes and in addition glamorizes a symbol that represents violence, death, rape and personal sorrow … all in the name of pixel fashion? I’ll pass.

A fashion brand, for fun, shouldn’t include these appliers in their pack. In Powder Pack chat, there are people from other countries who think this tattoo is cute.

Murder, rape, sorrow, loss, poverty ..  I don’t think any of those things are cute.

Powder Pack needs to review everything that goes into their packs for content and quality. I can’t help but think the Pack organizers knew nothing about this and if they had, the item would have been flagged.

Do you want to wear these?

You Decide

Some terms and resources:

chola
[choh-luh]
Spell Syllables
Examples Word Origin
noun, Chiefly Southwestern U.S. (esp. among Mexican-Americans)
1. a teenage girl who associates closely with a gang of cholos or is the girlfriend of a cholo

cholo
[choh-loh]
Spell Syllables
Word Origin
noun, plural cholos. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
1.
(especially among Mexican-Americans) a teenage boy who is a member of a street gang.
2.
Usually Disparaging. a term used to refer to a Mexican or Mexican-American.
3.
a mestizo of Spanish America.

(From dictionary.com)

http://mystiquemagazine.org/2016/08/25/5-things-the-media-does-to-the-chicana-community-that-needs-to-stop/

http://www.sacurrent.com/sanantonio/longtime-jailhouse-tattoo-artist-explains-the-business-of-incarcerated-skin/Content?oid=2242278

https://www.correctionsone.com/prison-gangs/articles/7527475-15-prison-tattoos-and-their-meanings/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teardrop_tattoo

The wiki this came from:

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Bonus Appliers in Past Powder Packs .. THANK YOU! ❤

As mentioned above, I’d like to thank all of these creators for the bonus body appliers included in past powder packs. These are all the skins released so far along with the body appliers that came with them. You guys rock.

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