LOTD: Sunday Flowers

Good morning peeps! It’s a beautiful fall day here, unlike yesterday when it was pouring down all day to the point that I discovered some leaking in our bedroom! It happens at times, we have an older house, and when the wind blows from that southwest angle, our window sills are not exactly waterproof. All the houses in our block have the same issue.

Anyhow, this morning is a different story so I went out early to pick up some flowers for the house. And where does one get flowers on a Sunday morning? at the stall next to the local cemetery! How very November! So now I have massive chrysanthemums in my living room, much like these on the SL pic from Lode!

sunday flowers

I love it when clothing items from different brands play nice together. Today I am wearing the super comfy Pixicat Cardigan over David Heather‘s Viona dress. Works like a charm, these could have been made to be worn together! My matching necklace if from LaGyo‘s Addison set which is currently out at C88, just like David Heather‘s dress

Underneath I am wearing Alaskametro‘s Lyra leggings (BoM) which simply looked better than stockings, especially when paired with the rather sporty looking Can’t Relate boots from Blueberry.

My Korina face from LeLutka, today is covered in Glam Affair‘s Lenora, out at C88 and my hair if the newest one from Truth, Ambience. Much love for the new textures, Mr. Hawks!

The decor elements are from Minimal, the Town Hall backdrop and Zerkalo, the sycamore leaves from the Beatrix garden set. Puppy was adopted from Jian!

GRWM: Glam Bam

Good morning dolls! Another day, another Get Ready With Me! The buy-in from content creators on BoM is a bit slow. Or maybe I just want it all, and I want it NOW! but for the moment, it’s pretty limited what is being released BoM/tattoo layers included. Even some of the newer skins are still not BoM compatible, so please make sure to demo!!!

But luckily, there are some trusted brands that have been consistently releasing including tattoo layers since it became clear that LL would be implementing this, so meanwhile I do have a nice selection of makeup to work with, just the number of brands is somewhat limited!

So today I started out with LeLutka‘s Aida head for a change. I adjusted my shape a bit to bring out her nice, delicate features and paired it with Avi-Glam‘s tender eyes in a very pretty dark brown. Today’s skin is Glam Affair‘s Lala 006C and yes, I have added Izzie‘s chin dimple to my basic look!

Under Truth‘s Betsy curler hair, I am wearing Izzie‘s baby hairs hair base and my tank tops are from Blueberry, the group gift tank top which I am wearing under Salt & Pepper‘s WTC tank and, only now that I am zooming out in world to check on the credits and stuff, I see that they actually do not work well together. You might get away with black on black, or white on white.. but Cloud under black… yeah no bueno! But oh well… it works for this particular shot, right?

/insert chit chat on skin routine and the layering of serums and creams to reduce pore visibility and lines because HA… pixels do not age, do not suffer from insomnia AND they don’t care of you eat chocolate! But let’s pretend for the sake of this blog that I, once again, have gone through the works, and just finished priming my skin to start some serious layering when suddenly I realized that I literally had no idea of the look I wanted to achieve today. Something contrasting to the one from the other day, that much I knew.. but for the rest, I just started to experiment and see how stuff worked together!

After I changed my skin for the Lala 006 E (browless) skin I started layering some eye makeups. Ended up using 3 different layers as well as no BoM eyeliner. Again… a little cheat because LeLutka allows for it!! Thanks Lelus!!

So this is what I used: Alaskametro‘s Editorial eyeshadow 05, followed by Zibska‘s Zeta eye makeup 12 and also from Zibska the Olya eyeliner 15. Both grey/blackish layers from Zibska, giving the editorial eyeshadow base layer a fierce and pretty dramatic depth that I’m digging! So it stayed! I finished my eye make up with Veechi‘s Pin-up liner for LeLutka and changed the dainty LeLutka lashes for some more pronounced Flirty lashes from Avada for LeLutka. My eyebrows are brushed, filled, gelled and modeled into Izzie‘s Cora eyebrows!

On my cheeks, I added the Viera 06 blush by Zibska which is defining without adding a lot of contrasting colour to my face. and for my lips, I was delighted to find out that PinkFuel had tattoo layers hidden in her pack of Dazzle me lipsticks. I went for Spice this time around because… well, fall season, and contrary to the look from the other day, I wanted to go full out Glam Bam this time! So no muted lips, but a dramatically glossy pout.

With my face done, it was time to take out the curlers and brush it out a little bit and hair.. it became Truth‘s new Shadow hair. Since releasing Betsy, Mr. T has updated his textures at least once, but actually I think twice.. but luckily this soft medium brown is still in the collection. Improved in texture, but the colour is pretty much the same. Oh well, one could make a case for good hair care and styling products here, right?

Finishing today’s look, I decided to wear Miss Chelsea‘s Popi top, currently out at N21 and COCO Design‘s choker, from the One Shoulder Top & Choker.

All dolled up, I decided to NOT go out, but instead grab a bag of crisps and veg out on my couch, watching some youtube archaeology videos because.. yup, I’m that girl!

GRWM: Mellow yellow to Golden Glamour

OHAI! Long time no seen! It’s been a long time since I had that blogging itch, but recently it started to bubble again…. but I wasn’t sure it would stick, so I decided to do a little experiment, off this blog, to see if I would like it again.

With BoM becoming available on the main grid, and the near endless possibilities of layering make up again, which was one of the best pre-mesh features, I have been doing dome Get Ready With Me (GRWM) posts transforming from bare face into a full makeup, while rambling away.

I will be reposting them here, since this blog still has daily views, and I figured I would share my finds with you guys! Hope you enjoy!

October 22, 2019: Hiya! Today I am wearing Lelutka‘s Korina head and Glam Affair Danielle skin in 006 as a base. I have been playing around with heads a bit lately, but I keep going back to Korina for now, though there used to be a time I was pretty hardcore Chloe, and before that Simone (both from LeLutka as well). But I find that recent skins do not fit these heads really well. I may at some point make a total fool of myself trying out some new skins on older heads, to balance out all the people who are wearing old as dirt skins on their heads now that they can with BoM.

Yes, I have also played with those, but only to conclude REALLY fast that some things from the past should remain in the past. Fond memories of Gala, Lovey, Starley, Naughty, Minnu and many of the epic old skin brands I adored… but gosh, girls: NO! Do not do low rez textures on your state of the art mesh heads. It’s disappointing because those old skins just won’t look as good on you now as you remember them from back in the days when they really were top-notch (trust me, they no longer are), and your poor mesh head creator will be sad because you make their creation, which cost them a lot of time to model, script test and all the other things that come with creating a head that I even have no clue of, look like crap. Ok, I really wanted to use a more derogatory word here, but let’s not start this new log adventure with a full-blown cursing rant 🙂

Anyway, after thoroughly cleansing and moisturizing my pixels, I decided to go with a sophisticated but understated look, not the full blown formal dramatic face, which would be warranted by the awesome Kunglers Miray jewelry I am wearing today. The set comes with a texture change HUD so that you can pick from a vast range of colour combinations. Miray is currently available at Belle Event!

So on to the makeup. I changed the Danielle 006 A skin with the natural blonde brows for the 006 E skin, which is browless because I wanted to add a bit more defined brow for this look, and I found that in Alaskametro‘s Beauty Guru eyebrows med filled.

In my first entry on this blog, I told you that the Beauty Guru items are part of Alaskametro‘s gacha set that she created for the Spoonful of Sugar event, benefitting Doctors without borders, and I am not sure whether this gacha will ever be available in her shop but gosh… I do hope so because this set totally rocks!

I then started to layer my make up… adding some freckles and moles from Izzie’s -Cora Moles and also from Izzie’s my chin dimple. I’m pretty much always wearing the chin dimple, so I might as well make that part of my nude/base face.. but hey, I’m still figuring this get ready with me stuff out!

My eyes are from It Girls. The gleam eyes are relatively new, and out for leLutka. They’re gorgeous, really well defined and they come in 6 shades. I wanted to accentuate them a bit so I picked Zibska‘s Tasha eyeshadow 04, which is out now at Shiny Shabby. Available for LeLutka, Catwa, Genus, LAQ, Omega and yes, BoM!!! Over the beautiful greenish metallic shade, I am wearing Alaskametro‘s Beauty Guru eyeliner 01 Finished which is a good base to wear some heavier eyelashes with. My lashes btw, being some of the thicker ones from the default LeLutka HUD

With the eyes quite pronounced, I didn’t feel I needed to add extra lipstick, so I stuck to a simple gloss from Izzie’s: Glossy lip highlights. As far as I know, these have not yet been converted into BoM layers, but hey, since LeLutka is pretty awesome, I can still wear some makeup layers on my head on top of BoM and this is actually sitting on the tattoo layer. Izzie placed it on that layer so that you could wear it over lipstick on the lipstick layer!

Last but not least I changed from Doux‘s Vel hair to their slightly more combed but still pretty casual looking Aysha hair and out of my Tetra Kimmy off-shoulder shirt and old jeans and into Valentina E‘s Modern Love gown. Add some classic pumps and a little clutch and you’re good to go!

Indefinite hiatus

Saturday shopping

Hi guys, just a little heads up that I am on a indefinite hiatus on this site. I may continue to post looks and credits to my flickr, instagram and Facebook, but I am burnt out with keeping up the blog (and all the stuff that entails SL blogging these days). So if you want to keep up, follow me on:

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here come the credits:

Hair Stella by Doux
Glasses The Botanist by Bondi @Bloom
Earrings by Kibitz
Mesh head Korina by LeLutka
Facial applier Korina by Glam Affair
Necklace OM by Yummy @N21
Dress Rachel by Valentina E. @Bloom
Tote by Salvadori
Backdrop by BH9 @Bloom

Thank you for the good times! See you around!

Something for the boys

Guy

It’s weekend! It’s just after noon here and despite sleeping in, I have also already done a ton of laundry, got groceries stacked away in the pantry and I even took a me-time break at the tanning salon. After all, spring is showing the first signs of itself, and I am so pale that my undead brother, the infamous, fabulous Mr. Winter Jefferson would be jealous of my incandesence! Time to subtly get my skin used to some UV then, to avoid me being either ultra pale through July, or red like a freshly cooked lobster after my first hang out on a sunny terrace.

So now I’m back home and ready to share with you some of the pics I have been taking of Lelutka’s new head for the boys, appropriately named Guy. What can I say besides “sigh”. He’s just so pretty! Even with his out of the box straydog default skin (Yes, Straydog provided Guy with a really handsome face in LeLutka’s HUD!).

Guy

Guy is set to be released today and I can’t wait to see what y’ all are going to do with him. I mean that facewise, you perverts!!!
LeLutka’s heads retail at 5k, and you get a pretty complete starter package for that amount. Like I mentioned, amazing default skin, 3 really good starter shapes for the face (bulk yourself out to your Mr. Universe heart’s desire, but just for the record, I like my guys lean and mean!) and they have the user-friendliest HUD on the grid. Their scripting is simply unrivaled and the makeup/facial options, as well as the expressions and moods, are simply one of a kind. Sorry to the other brands around, but to beat the quality of LeLutka, you have to really step up your game!

Anyway, I’d say demo your hearts out, and go stalk your favourite skinmakers to show this head some lovin’ It’s really, really worth it!

Guy

Tweed!!!

Tweed

OMG, guys… two of my favorite fashion items combined in one outfit! Tweed and a 3 piece suit for the girls! It will be out at the upcoming The Epiphany, which starts on the 15th and it is by Belle Epoque. Granted, this is one of the rares, it comes with a HUD for the customisation of the shirt, the tie, the vest and the suit itself, but… for die hard suit lovers like yours truly, Belle Epoque has the possibility to just buy the fatpack of the machine’s content… and then you have it all!
Needless to say, I didn’t bother playing the machine, but just splurged and went for the pack, even if that means I will be walking around with my hands in my pockets forever!!
Caveat: Maitreya only, but really… all of your body is covered… so go for it!

Also from The Epiphany, is my skin applier, Emiri, by Pink Fuel. YES, LeLutka love at a Gacha event! A great opportunity to score a totally adorable skin from one of SL’s best skinners for a crazy low price. The range of skin tones on this one is limited, but if it;s within your range, there are no crazy make ups, so basically every skin you get is super wearable!

Other credits:
Hair by Doux, Zoe
Facial applier by Pink Fuel, Emiri @The Epiphany, starting January 15
Mesh head by LeLutka, Vera
Glasses by Sleepy Eddy, Combination glasses
Suit by Belle Epoque, Undimmed Eyes @The Epiphany, starting January 15

Maple

maple

When I saw this dress from Lybra at The Seasons Story it spoke to me. I picked out this beautiful rusty red Maple colour from all of the rich tones available. Much love for the poofy upper sleeves and the opera glove like lower ones. A very feminine neckline without being overly exposing and a mini skirt that just covers it all.
I’m wearing it with Dura‘s U90 hair, new out at Salon 52 and Ilaya‘s Cerys earrings.

I’m wearing Glam Affair‘s Nimoe on my LeLutka Vera head and picked up some make up from Alaskametro<3 at the soon to open Gloss event. She’s made a lovely winter palette that I adore!

Peachy

peachy

Behold a rare sighting of a red head Grazia! There was a time in my SL that I was a ginger most of my time but then I passed to white/pale blonde around 2010 and that is more me. However, I love the saturated coppers that several brands have and Besom has just updated her textures and they are beautiful!!! This blog feautures some of my Collabor88 haul. While the main sim was packed, so soon after opening, I had no issues whatsoever to get into the cam shopping sim!

Hair by Besom, Villa @C88
Mesh head by LeLutka, Vera @C88
Facial applier by Glam Affair, Miwe @C88
Jacket by Plastix, Frostbite @C88
Dress by Mutresse, Didi @C88
Backdrop by Trompe l’Oeil, Rhordyn Towertop Skybox + Surround @C88

Miwe

Miwe skin  on a selection of LeLutka heads

For January’s Collabor88, opening tomorrow, Glam Affair will have this pretty new applier for LeLutka (and also one for the Catwa girls, which I am sure will be covered here and there as well). I decided to show her on a couple of different heads, with my own shape, adjusted here and there for my personal preferences. What I have noticed with the latest skins for LeLutka is that they fit the latest heads (Aida Vera and Piper) better than their updated older sisters. While not dramatically visible, the facial and skeleton updates do have had their impact on how skin appliers behave on these heads!
But still, with some shape adjusting work, I think Miwe looks adorable on all 5 heads above!!