Rock & Roll

It’s Saturday night and I am in the mood for some rock & roll.  I picked up this cute white feather cocktail dress from Unique Store for only L$49, pulled out my favorite rider’s jacket from Aoharu, added some funky accessories, and voila!  I am ready to rock!  The hair is new from Rosy Mood, currently on sale, 50% off, at Sannomiya Summer Festival.  The microphones are also new purchases from Olive Juice.  It’s a set of 6 microphones with rock star poses.  I love it and the set only costs L$50.  I don’t have a job in SL anymore, so I love finding good bargains these days.  🙂

Hair: Rosy Mood – Papillon Brown
Skin: Curio – Shell Frex Light Jasmine Mysterious 1
Eyes: Tuli – Brown Eyes
Eyelashes: Redgrave – Glamour
Make Up: Lion Skins – Cosmetic 8 (prototype version)
Jacket: Aoharu – Short Riders Jacket Black Silver
Dress: Unique Clothing – Angel
Tights: Tres Blah – Tights Polkadots Black
Earrings: Dark Mouse – Crystal Earrings Silver
Necklace: Tres Blah – Cross Necklace Black
Shoes: Miel – Far Boots Solid
Microphones: Olive Juice – Rockstar 4 and 7 (includes poses)
Location: Industrial Dreamz

A New Chapter and a New Me

I have returned to Second Life after more than six month break due to personal reasons in RL.  This marks a new chapter in my virtual journey as I had to leave behind my virtual friends and work when I left.  It’s a new beginning, and with a new beginning, I went shopping for a new skin.  I am staying true to my real persona, and keeping an Asian look.  Asian skins were not as common before when I first joined SL more than four years ago but now there are a lot of more variety to choose from.  I especially love Jasmine by Curio.  Here I am with my new look and ready for the new adventures that lies ahead.

Hair: Hair Shop Nodoka – Yui Darkbrown
Skin: Curio – GP Honey Frex Dark Jasmine Tangerine 1
Eyes: Tuli – Brown Eyes
Lashes: Glow Studio – Innocent Eyelashes Pure
Earrings: Burroughs – Lovingly Burroughs Earrings
Top: Pink Outfitters – Grecian Spring Blouse Peach Floral

[ s t y l e ] City Chic

I am back from my business trip in RL and back to my comfortable home in Seoul.  The weather is quite cold, and with G20 Summit, the traffic is quite terrible too, giving me no motivation to go out of my home if possible.  This is a look I put together just before my business trip but forgot to share.  It started off with my new leggings from JE*Republic.  They are hip and cool.  I would love to have a pair like these in RL.  Thank you Jungeun for the gift!!!

Hair: Magika – Lust Brown Nougat
Skin: Tuli – Audrey Tone 3 Brown Eyebrows 07  *R*
Makeup Tattoo: Glow Studio – Pin Up Eyeliner
Eyes: Nana – Natural Brown Eyes  *R*
Lashes: Magika – Real Prim Eyelashes
Earrings: Glow Studio – KOS Gold Earrnings (part of set)
Jacket: Aoharu – Sailor Collar Jacket Black
Top: Blaze – Crush Tube Dress C Top &  C Bottoms (part of outfit)
Pants: JE*Republic – Jazzy Platinum Leggings  *R*
Stockings: Insolence – Classic Black Nylon Seamed Stockings
Bag: Armidi Gisaci – Focsani Bag Lare
Pose: Diesel Works – Odyssey 4  *R*
Location: AMG Boudoir
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
Music: Muse – Uprising

NOTE: *R* denotes review copy.

[ b e a u t y ] HyeRim by JE*Republic

My friend, Jungeun Vella, sent me a review copy of her newest skin line, Hyerim.  By the way, just in case you were wondering, Hyerim, is quite a popular Korean name for women.  This skin is not to be confused with Sunny Soon Su Skin’s HyeRim which I wrote about a while back.  Though both skins are very youthful and carry the same name, they definitely have different facial features, not to mention body details.  Anyways, Jungeun’s new line, Hyerim, is quite different from her earlier skins.  You can immediately see quite a bit of improvement in her skills as a skin maker, overall with better blending and softer features.  Hyerim’s face is fresh and young.  Jungeun’s previous skins were much more mature looking characterized by heavier and darker eye make ups. 

Hyerim comes in two different make up packs, Pure and Mature.  Don’t be fooled by the name of the package, the make ups choices in the mature pack are in no way old looking.  Both packs are youthful with a blend of day make ups and evening make ups.  I especially like how Jungeun played around with more colorful under eye liner.  It blends nicely with the rest of the shadows in my opinion.  A few of the skins seem to have some visible seamline problems on the neck, but that could be due to my computer.   The skin may have not rezzed completely because most of skins looked alright.  Please take a look at my favorite make up choices below.

Hyerim unfortunately only comes in one eyebrow color, reddish light brown.  I wish the eyebrows were darker so I could wear them with my darker hair colors, but that is my own personal preference.  There is also no hairbase option, but there are lots of hair base tattoos available in the grid you can easily use if you desperately need one.  For those who like extra cleavage, Jungeun does offer cleavage option, so there is no need to worry.  Note there are 26 different make ups available.  Pick up some demos at her store, try them on and see if it something you may fancy.

Hair: Clawtooth – The Seas Met Classic Brunette (Stumblebum Pack)
Skin: JE*Republic – Hyerim Normal Pure and Mature Set  *R*
Eyes: Tuli – Amber Eyes
Lashes: Sweetest Goodbye – Eyelash  *S*
Outfit: Sweetest Goodbye – School Girl 2 Blazer Black + Red  *S*
Pose: Doll – Katie Set
Location: My Photostudio
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
 Background: JoeSistah’s Free Texture, Victorian Room
Music: Humming Urban Studio – Baby Love

*R* denotes review copy and *S* denotes sponsor.

[ s t y l e ] Burana

Burana is another dress from Baiastice’s 2010 Fall Collection.  Sissy Pessoa has impressed me yet again with her creativity.  It’s a perfect mixture of fantasy and haute couture.  Can you imagine wearing a dress like this in RL?  I would love to own this gown in RL.  Not sure if I would have any ocassion to wear it, but who cares it’s beautiful!   By the way, the dress comes with a built in AO option scripted with animated poses, so no more hands or legs sticking out in the wrong places. 

Hair Base: Dutch Touch – Hairbase V2 Black  *R*
Hair Attachment: Baiastice – Marie Hair Attachment Brown  *R*
Skin: Baiastice – D. Casting – Porcelaine Make Up 5 Brown 
Eyes: Tuli – Amber Eyes
Lashes: Sweetest Goodbye – Eyelash  *S*
Dress: Baiastice – Burana Dress (includes gloves & hat, scripted with animated pose)  *R*
Earrings: Donna Flora – Maya Earrings (part of set)  *R*
Ring: Donna Flora – Maya Ring (part of set)  *R*
Shoes: Maitreya – Slinky Stiletto Patent Nude
Location: The Sea Hole
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
Music: Sia – Breathe Me

Note *R* denotes review copy and *S* denotes sponsor.

[ b e a u t y ] Tuli Helena for TDR

This is a quick post to show you this week’s The Dressing Room special from Tuli, a new makeup version of Helena.  Helena has  delicate and feminine features which works quite well with most shapes.  The make up is lovely, soft pink tones for the girliest girl.  This skin is only available at The Dressing Room for about two weeks so check it out before it’s gone.  Did I mention it only costs L$65?

Hair: Magika – Is Brown Chestnut (discount fatpack)
Skin: Tuli – The Dressing Room Helena 03  *R*
Eyes: Tuli – Brown Eyes
Lashes: Glow Studio – Innocent Eyelashes Pure
Pose: LAP – Jewelry Pose 2
Location: My Photostudio
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
Background: Rubyblossom’s Flower Texture Set
Music: Morcheeba – Wonder Never Cease

NOTE *R* denotes review copy.