It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (mandatory X-massy title)

Piper

“Hey Graz… what do you want for your birthday?” Well dear people, since my birthday is in December, and it’s always a bad bad month for me -too much stress, social interaction oveload and generally overwhelmed from around mid November on- I desperately ask for January… but I am never getting it early. 

I am the person at your Christmas table who will be silent, with half a smile, wondering why she didn;t have the guts (once again) to just cancel and choose mental health over sociability and filling other people’s expectations. After all, nobody wants to be the Grinch, right?

And neither do I, but dang… Can December just be over already? I have daily migraines, all my muscles hurt because all of my body is super tense, i have insomnia so I am dragging myself through the days and yeah, I’m not productive at all, especially not on this blog. And did I mention hot flashes? Yes, I am THAT old!

Sorry peeps… but I just don’t have it in me. /end depression rant

Vera

And then the angels at LeLutka decide to release not 1, but 3 new heads just before Christmas! Honestly, this makes my month!
Meet Piper (the redhead above) Vera, the blonde right here, and Aida, the brunette down below. 

How pretty are these ladies with their dedicated Glam Affair skins? They will be released today, December 22, but I have no ETA in terms of SLT. 

These heads have been tinkered with, in terms of adjusting the skeleton so that it’s easier to play with the sliders and personalize. They all come with a dedicated shape, but loving diversity, the LeLutka team encourages everyone to make their faces and bodies unique!

Aida

If you want to be the first to know once these beauties get released, join the LeLutka update group in world!

UPDATE: I was just playing with a couple of different skins on Aida… she’s pretty versatile as you can see. Images untouched, all 5 with the same shape (and eyebrow shape) 

Versatility (Aida)

Jim, Marissa and the LeLu dolls

Jim

Guys!!! LeLutka has released a massive update to their heads and new heads wil be out as well soon!
The new HUD is sexy! I have no other words for it. It’s just UNF… love! 
Long story short: the heads have updated weighting, to make them more compatible with 3rd party skins (Omega), the expressions and moods have all been updated as well, the HUD has a new design AND is bake on mesh ready! Yes I know, Bake on mesh is still in the project phase, but I’m excited that LeLutka is prepared for the (near) future and that their heads are ready to do! Other awesome perks: the LeLutka eyes on the HUD can be toggled between larger and smaller irisses, instead of just an eyebrows layer on  the HUD there is now a Face layer, which can not only apply eyebrows but also facial embellishments and they have 4 complimentary settings on the HUD. For the full new features, check LeLutka‘s website here

So LeLutka aside… I am wearing the new Glam Affair applier, Marissa, for LeLutka, currently available at ACCESS and Tableau Vivant‘s Jim hair from this month’s Kustom9. Call it a cliché, I’m ok with that, but these 3 brands are such a collaborative powerhouse. I love them hard. 
My bikini is from Inkhole and currently out at Equal10

So now I am going to wait patiently (NOT) until LeLutka finished their new heads so that I can play some more. I’m curious to see whether there will be one that is going to replace Simone for me, as I have been wearing it almost exclusively for years now.

Missed you too!

Maple

I’ve been on vacation! Have y’ all missed me? All whopping 5 of you? No? Good because between long walks in colorful forests, excellent food, sleep -ins and quality me-time, I really haven’t missed this blog either 🙂 But, I’m back now, and rested, and even my RL dark under eye circles have diminished on their own, no miracle serums or amazing concealers needed! Wondering how long that effect will last as the end of year is usually extremely busy in my job. 

anyway, on to the goods:
Hair by Truth, Ciara
Mesh head by LeLutka, Simone
Facial applier by l’Etre, Isabela
Lipstick by Pink Fuel, Dazzle Me
Oversized puffer jacket by COCO Designs
Cropped Turtleneck Sweater by Ison
Frank boots and Frank jeans by Blueberry

Told ya

Told ya

Hair with cap Hazel by Mina @Uber
Mesh head Simone by LeLutka
Dilated eyes by Izzie’s  @Uber
Layla brows by Warpaint @Uber
Eueshadow Voxen by Veechi  @Uber
Facial applier Aradia by Glam Affair
Vest Natasha by Azuchi  @Uber
Panties Annan by RKKN
Snowboots with socks by COCO Design
Snowboard prop by Fashowl

On the subway

Noemi

Hair H2010 by Tram @Uber
Mesh head Simone by LeLutka
Facial applier Trecy by Glam Affair
Lipstick Dazzle Me by Pink Fuel 
Eyebrows Layla by Warpaint @Uber
Eyes Dilated by Izzie’s  @Uber
Trenchcoat Noemi by Salt & Pepper (includes the turtleneck, can be switched off) @Uber
Backdrop Travel Scene by Minimal  @Uber

Weekend once more

TGIF

These are comfy times. Despite it still being way too warm for the time of the year, it’s slowly geting nice wearing a sweater again, especially in evenings. And I do love a good sweater! Soft yarn, a beautiful knit…. my kind of clothing!

In SL is was struck by this Frazzle top by Neve at Tres Chic. The top is included and can be turned on and off if you want to, and can be tinted in different neutral colors. I’m wearing it on my forever favourite jeans from Blueberry, DWL. Great 5-pocket no nonsense jeans with the amazing Blueberry butt!
My hair is Truth‘s Aislin, currently available at Uber, and my skin is Glam Affair‘s Trecy, also from this month’s Uber,  worn upon my LeLutka Simone.

crossover

Today’s second look is more of a ready to go out look. The crossover top from Emery is available at this month’s Uber and so are the Anastasia pants by Rebel Gal. Depending on where you are heading, add some sneakers or a sexy plateau pump underneath and you’re good to go!

I’m also wearing Tableau Vivant‘s Isabel, a sweet style with braided sides, on a Catwa/Omega fitted hairbase which isn’t too bad on my LeLutka head either and I’m still in love with Glam Affair‘s Trecy skin. Not sure if I would still love it if I had the more average mouth shape in SL(aka, bee stung lips) because I think the pout on my thinner than average lips is pretty accentuated already. But hey… let’s just pretend Didi made this with my lips in mind!! 🙂

My glasses are the Beast Shadez by Nexor, and I have no idea anymore where I picked up these babies. I had never heard from Nexor before, but damn, these are cute!

These are a few of my favourite things

Natti

At this edition of The Epiphany, Azuchi brings you Natti, a pretty badass but still feminine gacha set consisting of pants, top, loose sleeves and the rare flower applications. The texture work is pretty damn badass too! If your machine can handle it, turn on all shadows and materials and enjoy!

I’m wearing Natti here with Murray‘s new Kasia skin applier for my LeLutka Simone head, together with Stealthic‘s Ivy hair. I wish Hunter, Stealthic‘s creator, could dedicate more time to SL creations, because man… the guy knows curls!

Fox

At Uber, which is well on its way by now, this month it’s a plethora of OMG, I NEED THAT! For instance this gorgeous Fox hair by Lamb, or this cute Tartan dress by Vinyl! Oh and Belleza made Sadie, a LeLutka applier! Much love for Tricky and Shyla for not completely forgetting about us LeLutka dolls!!! <3