Month: June 2010

[ s k i n ] Jade, A Different Side of Me

Jade is the latest release from Tuli.  I have seen a lot of posts by great fellow bloggers on this skin so I was debating whether to blog it or not.  Tuli offers three different eyebrow color options for her skins.  I usually wear black and ocassionally brown, but never really tried light.  I have been in a experimental mood lately. I have been in SL for over three years as a dark brunette and honestly, I have become a bit bored. Perhaps what I need is a change of look, hence the blonde hair, green eyes and light eyebrows.  I have kept my usual shape and voila, a new me.  Not sure if I will stick with this look, but I really like the delicate and sophisticated appeal.  What do you think? 

By the way, Jade comes with three different cleavage options: small, medium and large (push-up effect).  I am quite happy with small but I guess there are people who like the push up effect especially when wearing lingerie or bikini. 

Hair: Exile – Leslie Summer Girl (The Dress Room)
Skin: Tuli – Jade Tone 2 Light Make Up 3a  *** REVIEW COPY ***
Eyes: Tuli – Jade Eyes Sage Bigger   *** REVIEW COPY ***
Lashes: Glow Studio – Innocent Eyelashes Pure 
Earrings: Alienbear Designs – Azucena II Soft Antique Gold Earrings  *** REVIEW COPY ***
Dress: Aoharu – Drapery Blouse Light Green
Ring: Paper Couture – Wings Ring
Shoes: Maitreya – Slinky Stilettos Patent Nude
Pose: Glitterati – Headshot 1
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset 
Location: Fire Beach
Music: Studio Apartment – Beautiful Sunrise

[ s t y l e ] Surreal

Sometimes I am inspired by my surroundings to put together an outfit.  Today, I stumbled across this surreal place, Chinese Bamboo Garden, and fell in love with its simplicity and serenity.  Chinese Bamboo Garden is the art work of aston Leisen.  There isn’t much to do, but its beauty is captivating and well worth a visit.  Note I did not edit my picture today, just added my signature at the bottom. 

Hair: Paper Couture – Jeweled Headband Updo Black 
Skin: Baiastice – D. Casting Porcelaine Make Up 11
Eyes: MJ+Dada – Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz
Lashes: Cake – Wing Lashes
Manicure: Fleur – Regular Coal Nails (now known as 5th & Oxford)
Jewelry: Paper Couture – Onyx Gemstone Earrings & Necklace
Dress: Kunglers Couture – Francis White ***REVIEW COPY ***
Shoes: SLink – Winkles Heels White
Pose: Reel Expression – Luth Party Dress 09
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s Preset
Location: Chinese Bamboo Garden
Music: Hint – Mutes and Drops

[ s t y l e ] Dressed Up and No Where to Go

I have been doing some inventory cleaning and I found this gorgeous cocktail dress from Kunglers in my inventory.  I believe AvaGardner sent it to me while I was on leave and completely missed it until now.  Ava, you are a sweetheart!   As soon as I tried it on, I just couldn’t take it off, so here I am all dressed up and no where to go.  Any one up for some cocktails and dancing?

Hair: Pocket Mirrors – Dita Updo Onyx
Skin: Baiastice D Casting – Porcelaine Make Up 7
Eyes: MJ+Dada – Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz
Lashes: Sweetest Goodbye – Eyelash  *** SPONSOR ***
Necklace: Paper Couture – Agate Bib Necklace
Dress: Kunglers Couture – Zeta Black & Topaz  *** REVIEW COPY ***
Bag: Glow Studio – Vintage Clutch (Designer United)
Shoes: Digit Darkes – Lotus Heel
Pose: Striking Poses – Vogue 10
Sky: Midnight
Location: The Beacon Hotel
Music: Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home (Mousse T. Cocktail Mix)

[ s t y l e ] Into the Wilderness

Recently I have been uninspired to blog about anything.  I love putting outfits together, but taking pictures indoors in a photo studio can become quite boring after a while.  Thus, I have decided to go into the wilderness, explore beautiful sims, and get my inspiration back.  There are so many great bloggers out there who do a great job of showing us all the latest, why not try something different?  Here is the first of many photos to come.  Hope you like it as much as I do!  Note this picture has been slightly edited with photoshop, smoothed out rough body edges and blurred out background for some depth.

Hair: Fascino – xTwinkle Kittty Charcoal (pose included)
Skin: Laqroki – Imani 01 Nougat Glow Skin
Eyes: MJ+Dada – Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz
Lashes: Sweetest Goodbye – Eyelash  *** SPONSOR ***
Bikini: LeeZu! – Boho Bikini Pink  *** SPONSOR ***
Shoes: Aoharu – Ethnic Bijou Sandals Opal
Advanced Sky: Sailor’s Delight
Location: Lost World
Music: Cricco Castelli – Life Is Changing


[ s k i n ] Nova by LionSkins

Lion Jonesford, the beautiful creator behind LionSkins, gave this special make up of her latests skin, Nova, to the group members of LeeZu! and LionSkins.  I have always been an admirer of LionSkins, especially because Lion always offers great make up variations which are not common with other skin makers.  Her make up choices are creative and fun!  However, I did not wear her previous skins as often as other skins in my inventory, because I never really felt like myself in them.  Nova is a different story.  I really like the facial features on my shape, especially the tiny nose and the pouty lips.  I can’t wait to check out this new skin line in my usual skin tone, as well as the exclusive hairstyles by Vanity Fair for this specific skin line.

Hair: Nova Fair by Vanity Hair (part of group gift)
Skin: Nova Gloss Fair by LionSkins (group gift)
Eyes: Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz by MJ+Dada
Lashes: Eyelash by Sweetest Goodbye *** SPONSOR ***
Top: Oui Oui Shirt Champagne by LeeZu! *** SPONSOR ***

[ s k i n ] Alaskametro<3 Skin System

I have been away for a few months due to some personal issues in RL, but I am back now full of energy and ready to get back into my daily SL fun.  I am still playing catch up so please bear with me if I have been slow in responding.  There are so many new releases I missed.  I am literally broke catching up with my shopping!

Anyways, my dear friend and mentor, Alaska Metropolitan, hosted a party this past weekend celebrating the launch of her new skin brand, alaskametro<3.  Unfortunately, I was not able to attend.  However, she was kind enough to drop me some samples of her new skin system which I think it’s absolutely fabulous!  I have always been a fan of Alaska’s skins.  Her skins are high quality, handdrawn skins, something you don’t see much of these days, as most skinners prefer photosourcing. 

The new skin system by Alaska is quite affordable.  Purchase a base skin (no make-up) pack for L$900 and add make up variations by purchasing a make up pack of four for L$150.  This is possible because Alaska has created make up packs on tattoo layer, available only in Second Life 2.0.  I think this is extremely clever and quite exciting.  I can’t wait to see all the make up choices Alaska has to offer!!!

Anyways, I chose the following options for my base skin: rose skin tone (which is a warm beige pinkish toned light skin), brunette hair color, and 03 eyebrow option (sparsely plucked brow arch).  There are four skin tones (rose, bronze, spice, and ebony), four hair colors (blonde, red, brunette, and raven), and three eyebrow shapes (01 – smooth, combed, 02 – elegant, natural, and 03 – sparsely plucked) to choose from.  Each base skin pack comes with four options: regular, waxed, freckles, and fleckes/waxed.  Waxed is Brazilian style bikini wax.

The two make up choices shown above are Two-faced “Earth” 02 and Two-faced “Matte” 02, both in light version.  These make ups are on tattoo layer and only L$150 for a pack of four make ups or L$75 for a pack of two make ups.  You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get different make up options anymore!  Make up layers are copy/modifiable.  You can add textures for nail polish, tattoos, body glitter, etc. , freeing up other clothing layers for other clothes or accessories.  For instance, Alaska’s nail polish is available on both gloves/socks layer and as textures.  Drop the nail polish texture to your favorite make up tattoo layer, and your socks and gloves layers will be free for what they are intended for, socks and gloves!  Yes, now you can wear your fingerless gloves and show off you nice manicure at the same time!

I think Alaska’s new skin system is very clever and great value for money.  Try out some demos and see if these skins work for you!

P.S.  The lingerie I am wearing in this post is part of Pacadi Jasha’s new release for the Summer.  These are so cute and refreshing, available in great vibrant Summer colors~

Hair: Ghost Snickers by !lamb
Skin: Rose Skin – Brunette, Brow 03, Freckled Waxed with make-ups Two-Faced Matte 02 and Two Faced Earth 02 by alaskametro<3 *** REVIEW COPY ***
Eyes: Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz by MJ+Dada
Lashes: Eyelash by Sweetest Goodbye *** SPONSOR ***
Manicure & Pedicure: Mocha by alaskametro<3 **REVIEW COPY ***
Bra: Sophi Bra 04 by Pacadi Jasha *** REVIEW COPY ***
Panties: Secret Panties 04 by Pacadi Jasha ***REVIEW COPY ***
Pose: Fierce Carrie by LAP