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Blacklace - Boo Red Velvet Corset - Meghan T3 Scarlet

I got a new fatpack of Adam n Eve’s new skin Meghan, and I thought about how I could show it off, and I thought about the new releases from Blacklace this week and thought they might be a match made in heaven. Luckily yes they were! Meghan comes in four skin tones, T1 toT4, the one I’m wearing  is the T3 tone, one tone up from the darkest. You can buy a single skin for 949 or a fatpack for 6 make ups for 2,900L  which is around half price.

I paired the Scarlet make up with Blacklace’s Boo- Red Velvet Corset with Bordello Skirt. Every part of this outfit is perfect, starting with the huge number of pieces you get. Every Blacklace lingerie set comes with more parts then you ever dreamed you could possibly have lingerie in. This ensure that it’s incredibly wearable, no matter what kind of tattoo, what clothing layer you have to wear for something else, you can fit a Blacklace outfit around it. If you want to combine multiple items on one layer, like garter and corset together…you can…if you want to do without the garter and stocking…you can. The huge number of layers means the ultimate in control.

The Boo corset set comes in 6 different colours, all no copy, transferable for easy gifting. Other then the above red it comes in teal, purple, blue, green and black. Each set is 398L each.  Blacklace is now making Lola’s Tango appliers for their new and released items, that is why Boo is being featured this week. The applier is available to purchase for each of these separately for 99L.

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To pair with this luscious red corset I chose the Scarlet Meghan make up with it’s lush red lips. The skin defaults with a dark eyebrow, but I am wearing a one of the included tattoos to change the eyebrows to blonde. The other option is red brows of course. There are 4 hair base tattoos as well, I’m wearing the pale blonde.

I’m wearing mesh eyes from Mayfly, their Deep Sky Mesh Eyes in Hazel Shadow. I love the colour of these eyes, brown and green in swirling flecks.   These are eyes you could wear for a year and never get tired of looking at them. These eyes come with 4 different versions of whites like I discussed in my last blog post, and I’m wearing the whites version to go with the pale skin.

The jewelry I’m wearing is from Lazuri, one of my new favourite jewelry stores. This is her newest jewelry set, En Tourent, just a couple of pieces, and just showing a bit of it. This set is beautiful and customizable to the max. The pieces can be made fancy or plainer with a click of a button on the hud that pops up when you touch it and chosing the big or small version of the item. Then you can choose the colour of the metal and the stones. I’m going to cover this jewelry set in another blog post. Head into the shop to look at it soon, as it’s on sale right now for 50% off as a release special, I don’t know how long that sale will last.

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This beautiful blue lace cincher set by Blacklace is called Tender Caress.  It comes in 8 lovelyshades for 398L each. Aside from the blue I’m wearing there is red, black, white, green, purple, fushia and teal. There are Tango appliers for this outfit as well, available for sale separately at 99L each.  I love this lingerie set, Blacklace does really great lace work, and their lingerie really looks like something you would get off the shelves at a store in real life. Which a lot more then you can say  about most of SL lingerie.

I chose to wear the baby blue make up option for the Adam n Eve Meghan skin with this outfit.  As with the above outfit I wore the breast enhancer tattoo that is included with all Meghan skin packs. If you prefer to have a very small breast sizer, then Adam n Eve has you covered. There is a breast dehancer tattoo included in all skin packs to minimize the appearance of breasts.

The eyes I’m wearing in this photo are also from Mayfly, their Deep Sky Mesh Eyes in Hazy Rainshower, a beautiful light blue.

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I’m showing this back photo of the Tender Caress outfit for two reasons, one is to show you that the detailing of the Blacklace lingerie doesn’t end at the front but the back is fantastic too, The other is to show you have great the fanny is on Adam n Eve skins. I’ve often heard it said that Sachi Vixen, the genius behind Adam n Eve skins, draws and shades the bests bums in SL, and well from this picture you can’t say they are wrong.

The hair I’m using in all these photos is by [elikatira], her Found in Blonde 7. I love her styles, I love that she sells a variety pack, she was one of the first stores to do so. The only thing I don’t like is that she doesn’t have hair bases, which means I’m struggling to find another store that does with a hair base close to her colour is I want to wear something like this design which has no bangs. It just doesn’t look right to have hair growing out of your head with no hairbase anymore.

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This bra and panty set from Blacklace is called Kirsty, and it come in 6 enchanting colours for just 298L each. Aside from the white above there is pink, purple, blue, teal and red.  The Tango appliers are 99l each and are purchased separately. One little note about this outfit. It is a little more see through on the bra then it appears in the photo. In order to make the photos “legal” for my feeds I wore a tintable nipple pastie, that covered up my nipple and was colourable to skin colour. I actually bought the one from Blacklace Beauty, and it was only 50L. I just want everyone who is going to buy this to know that your nipples will be visible when you wear this, if you don’t do the option I did. Of course if you are in a situation where you are wearing lingerie, it’s probably not going to matter. *nudge nudge..wink wink*

One of the things I like best about this outfit is it shows off the torso on the Adam n Eve skin. Meghan has great shading, in everything from the clavicals to the lines of the tummy. It even has a totally cute belly button. Another thing about Adam n Eve that I love is that they include a nail cover glove to match your skin, so you can wear prim nails without having to fiddle with tinting gloves. This is a bonus in a skin package that really adds value to me. Saves me time colour matching gloves and nothing ever matches as well as gloves with the actual skin texture on them. Thanks Sachi!

For Nails I wore a pair from my new nail addiction, Bamboo Nails – one of their Pastoral French release..the green nails to match the green eyeshadow. In the photos above I wore the Bamboo Dark Side nail set, the blue nails from it. Check out this blog post for more details on what makes Bamboo Nails so great.

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Last but not least, a close up of my face, so you can see how beautifully Meghan is detailed. This is the Garden make up set. With all this glowy  skin and soft colours, you definately look like you could have been plucked from an English Spring Garden. It’s a wonderful show of taste. Nothing is overdone, nothing is underdone. It’s all just right.

To top it all off, the icing on the cake as it were, I matched this skin up with the Mayfly Deep Sky Teal Hazel Eyes. The perfect touch for a perfect skin.

Photography Credits – This post was made with a pose prop called BehaviourBody Poset Prop. It has 2 pieces of furniture, a curtained background and floor that changes into 20 different colour themes, and over 70 poses for 1 to 5 people. All this for the amazing price of 499L. There is a copy out to play with in their store. Stop by and have a peek.

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I discovered this new skin by Style By Kira just before I came down with my acute broncitus, and it’s been one thing I have been dying to get back to blog, and now I have finally done it! When it is something this pretty, you don’t want to do a half assed job of it.

One of the most frustrating things about Kira’s work is that if you love a skin style, you have to wait weeks to get more of it, and you just get a couple of pieces in a week, then you have to wait some more. You get your obscession in bits and dribbles. Not so with Lulu. She has made a whole collection so for those of us who love this skin, and I’m sure you will, I know it’s now my new favourite, you have a whole bunch to play with, right from the start!

She has also lowered her standard already low prices, instead of being 600L per skin, these are 400L per skin for the classic make ups and 150L per skin for the fantasy make ups.  You can also get all the classic make up skins – A to J in a fatpack of 10 skins for 2,400L. Almost 50% off.  You can get the matching A to J fantasty skin fatpack for 950L, an incrediable deal, or you can get the whole set fatpack, all 20 skins plus the Lulu shape for 3250L. Other then the shape I made when I came into SL on the first day, Kira’s shapes are the only ones I’ll wear, so it is worth trying the demo of the Lulu shape, she is truely a great shape maker.

I love the shading in the front and back of the body on Lulu. It’s not too much, not too little, it’s just right. It should come with a 3 bears sticker on the heel or something.

To show this great skin off, I picked Blacklace’s gorgeous Kimiko Orange Thai Silk Bra Set, sexy, silky, lush, striking, everything you want next to your skin.  This transferable lingerie set comes with a plethora of layer options, that make you feel pampered and seen to. I seriously can not think of one layer combination you could possibly need that is not in this folder, I couldn’t have thought up half of them to be honest.  The prim pieces are cute and well placed. Ribbons on the front of the garter straps and a wire clasp at the back of the garter belt to name just a couple of them. You’ll have to search for the rest yourself. Adult hide and seek.  The set comes in 7 colours, but who can say no to Orange. I mean, it’s orange. *huggles the orange* For those of you who are less in love with the russets then I am, there is Purple, Pink, Silver, Green, Red and Blue. It can all be yours for 298L a colour or 1,299L for the fat pack.

Now for what you have all been waiting for, a peek at the great Lulu make ups.  This is 01A Classic and Fantasy

01B Classic and Fantasy

01C Classic and Fantasy

01D – Classic and Fantasy – I adore these both….

01E – Classic and Fantasy

01F – Classic and Fantasy – Fantastic Colours On Theses…

01G – Classic and Fantasy – Wild and Sexy

01H – Classic and Fantasy – One of the best sexy scary make ups I have ever seen.

01I – Classic and Fantasy – I adore the scrollwork branches on this one, dying to use it for something great!

01J – Classic and Fantasy – What can you say about this one, it’s just great… possibilities endless

01K – Classic and Fantasy – This isn’t part of the big set, but can be found a little bit down the wall, same price as the individual skins.  Perfect skin for spring or summer, or just to make you feel like spring or summer.

01L and 01M – 2 Classic make ups, both found with the extra Lulu’s…because extra Lulu’s are a good thing.

The hair I’m wearing help this skin look so good is Truth’s Francesca, one of his gorgeous curly hairs from the long hair section. I wore the Caramel colour from the Dark Brown Pack.  All the packs are 250L each or 1500L for the buy it all pack.  This hair comes with a ton of options that let you have it your way. First you can put it on in one piece like I have, or have a top and bottom separate, to keep the hair more in place as you move.  It also comes with a streak option, that lets you put a streak of any of Truth’s colour in the hair, to give it a highlight you want, in anything from a lighter or darker shade of brown, to purple or white…the sky is the limit for colour options with this fun option.

Poses – All the poses are from TeaSoup which is closing down and have all their poses on super sale. These are great poses, I managed to do this all out of one pose pack, which is something akin to a miracle! It shows how good and versatile their poses are.  Sorry to see you close, TeaSoup. The pose pack I used was Wait Another Day

Full Body Front – Forever Loving

Full Body Back – Simple and Clean

Face Shots – Tell Me Again

Adam n Eve have a new skin line out called Astrelle, and when I put it on I was completely Wowed by the colours. I thought to myself that this is so bright and vibrant, I’m going to have to shoot it in a jungle. I went to some jungle sims. The background looked dull.  I said to myself, I’ll shoot it in a rainforest, rainforest are filled with colour, it was, the background still looked dull. I finally went to an elf kingdom. It took a magicial land to find a background to stand up to do this skin proud.

But just because I say that this skin has intense make up, don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s not subtly shaded. I’ve been known to bitterly complain about the state of SL shoulder blades in my blog for a long long time. In my oh not so humble opinion, most of them definately would not look out of place on starving crack addicts, not healthy women. I feel half the time, like I have naked little chicken wings trying to burst out of my back, and any minute someone is going to start following me around with a fryer. These shoulder blades are NOT like that. These are the antithesis of those shoulderblades.  I can’t ever remember having liked shoulderblades more.

Astrelle comes in 4 skin tones, I’m showing you Natural here, which is the second from the lightest. There are 12 great make ups, more then you get to see here today, and demos are free, so go to the store and try them on. You get a bunch of extras with each skin. You get a freckles tattoo, a black and a nude lipstick tattoo, a manicure and pedicure in both gloves and socks form and tattoo form so you can use whichever you prefer. A variety of hair base, eyebrow and pubic hair tattoos. There is so regular and cleavage versions of the skin. The skins are 1,000L each or all 12 for 6,000L.

Close up of face with Paradise makeup

Close up of face with Fruits makeup

The cute lingerie is from Blacklace, it’s the called Meow. It’s transferable which means it’s a perfect gift and right now it’s only 99L. A beautiful gift that doesn’t bust the linden piggie bank, who can beat that? The lingerie comes on a huge selection of layers, including some that only have the top of the stocking which makes them perfect for matching with prim toed shoes like N-core which have their own stockings. This was last weeks Low, but Blacklace doesn’t always clear away LOW right on time, so grab it while the grabbing is good!

The hair I’m wearing is Maitreya’s Siri and I wore it with Amacci’s hair base tattoo, since the hair style didn’t come with it’s own hair base. This is really not a hair that you can wear without a hair base, so if you skin doesn’t come with one, I would suggest you buy the Amacci hair base set. It’s a lovely updo as long as you have the hair base it was designed around.

Poses – Just A Pose is the maker of the fine poses I used today. The front pose was from the Simply Hippy collection – Snappy Straps, and the back pose was from the Best Actress collection – Show Off. The close ups was from the Couture Shocked High Fashion Poses – Stance

Tyr Rozenblum the creative force behind Grixdale is working on a new set of skins. This is good news for us skin addicts for 2 reasons. 1 – We have more of her quality work to look forward to in the future and 2 – She has put her Teagan skin on clearance sale before removing it to make room for newer and presumably better things.

As you can see from above and from pictures to come, Teagan is plenty good enough to find a treasured place in anyones skin collection, Tyr is going to have to work extremely hard to top her. Not that I have moral objections to designers sweating to make me look better, on the contrary I’m very appreciative of their talents and efforts.

The bestest news of all? Yes, bestest is now officially a word in Tapika world.  Deal with it.  Grixdale has not just done your typical half off sale, or knocking it down to 25% of the price, or even 100L per skin nor even 50L per skin. You get all the skin in the Teagan line. All ELEVEN makeups for 400L each. You also get these skins in 2 brow colours, dimple and no dimple options and 2 cleavage options. Added all up that is 8 skin versions of each make up for a huge pack of 88 skins. But it doesn’t stop there. You also get two tattooed hair bases in blonde and brunette. You get 2 eyebrow options on bald wigs and last but certainly not least you get the Teagan shape which is really cute, and mod/copy which all good shapes should be.  Please note, all these photos are taken with my shape, something I do so that my regular readers have a basis to compare skins, but the last make up I have done in the Teagan shape.

As you can see, the Teagan body has lovely lines on it, not too overly shaded, not too muscular. Long and lean, and if your tastes fall that way, this is a good body for you. I am blogging the Caramel skin tone, which is about the middle, but there are darker and lighter all on sale. Demos are available so you can pick what is right for you.

This first makeup shows Teagan with the blonde eyebrows, dimple options and Cheer makeup while the second photo shows the blonde eyebrows again, no dimple option and the Cozy makeup.

From now on all the options shown will be brown eyebrows with no dimples –

Makeup 3 – Cozy 2    Makeup 4 – Faun

Makeup 5 – Faust   Makeup 6 – Firecracker

Makeup 7 – Gold Dust    Makeup 8 – Melon

Makeup 9 – Peacock    Makeup 10 – Plum (My favourite!)

This is me wearing the Teagan shape, wearing the Spirited makeup. Since this is Memorial weekend in the states, I’m giving a little salute to all the troops. Since I’m Canadian, I want to give a special moment of thought to the family of Bombardier Karl Manning who died on Friday in Afghanistan and to the family of all the other men and women who have given their lives on this mission. It takes a special person to risk their lives to bring freedom to strangers, and they make the world a better place.

The gorgeous lingerie I’m wearing is the Taste of SL sale piece of the weekend from Blacklace, it’s a delightful mixture of adult satin with lighthearted polka dots. Of course the sexy look it brings is all adult. You get a bevy of layers so you can wear this set however your heart or mood takes you, or hide it under another outfit for unveiling at the right moment.  It actually comes in 23 pieces, a couple of them tattoos, so your options really are over the top. You can tell the designer wears what she make, so they have thought of everything.  Guys! This is transferable, so you can give it as a gift, and women, you can hint for it as a gift too, because men are always helpless without hints. The price is only 99L as part of Taste of SL, so grab it while it’s a bargain!

The rich looking hair I’m wearing is Gwyneth by Truth, I’m wearing the chocolate, but all Truth’s tones are great. Each 250L hair pack gives you 6 shades, a streaked version, the version you see here and a separate upper and lower hair. If you love it and want the whole thing you can get all the colours for 1500L

Poses – The poses I used today are another special from Taste Of SL – They are from Izzie’s, and they are a set put out for the Memorial Day Taste Of SL, they are called Pin Up Poses and I love them.  They sell for just 120L for 12 great poses.

Front Shot – Pin Up 10,   Back Shot – Pin Up 09,   Face Shots – Pin Up 04,   Teagan Shape Shot – Pin Up 01

Rebeca Dembo of CandyDoll has done it again, created another hit skin. This time she has traveled East and created her first oriental skin called Meili.  It’s a wonderful skin that has an asian flair when worn with a non-Asian shape and looks full out Asian when worn with an Asian skin like my Japanese shape here.

The body is delicately done, with none of the muscles and overly done curves that would look out of place on a traditional Asian frame.  I felt delicate just wearing it, which is a trick since I’m 5’10” in real life and have a large bone structure. In high school all my male friends wanted my shoulders, mine were better then theirs.

Meili comes in 6 highly individualized make ups. This just isn’t one make up with 6 lipsticks. Each one comes with 8 actual skins, 4 different breast appearances running the gamut from A cup to D cup and all of them available with or without a hair base.  Each make up style is 799L  or you can get a fatpack of all 6 for 2,600L.  The fatpack has the bonus of including 6 lip tattoos to make your style options go even further.

This is the Raspberry Cup, probably my favourite of them all, but I’ve always been partial to red lipstick and dark shadows.

This is Cream Cup, I adore the soft colours, perfect for almost anything.

Natural Cup, the best skin to use for tattoos

Strawberry Cup – Oodles of pinky goodness.

Sunshine Cup – Beauty in yellows and oranges, and life can never how too much orange.

Vibe Cup – Asian with a modern twist

As you can see, buy 1 or buy them all the only mistake you can make is not buying any of this wonderful skin.

Of course no skin can look complete without it’s back up players, and this week I used some gorgeous hair by [elikatira] called Blind. It comes with 2 bang versions in one pack and this is bang number 2.  That makes the 220L per hair colour pack an even better deal for this hair do. Watch out for the Essentials Collection, it’s 250L a pack, but it has hair colours from all the major hair colour groups. If you like to be blonde one day, brunette the day after that and a red head on weekends, well that pack is for you. If you really have to have it all, there is the fatpack for 1,200L

The lingerie I’m wearing is called Kimiko and is the LOW design for this week from Blacklace  of Alphamale & Blacklace ..It’s 99L right now, so grab it while it’s hot and cheap! It’s hard to believe the texture looks as nice as it does in these photos, but it does.

Poses – I used all sorts from all kinds of packs in this one…all from Olive Juice. Goes to show you there is something in every pose pack that they make that is just right for whatever you want to do.

Front Photo – Look Book Part 1 – ILY Tyra!

Raspberry Cup – Runway Set – Pose 1

Cream Cup – Runway Set – Pose 2

Natural Cup – Runway Set – Pose 3

Strawberry Cup – Look Book Pose Set (original) – Barb

Sunshine Cup – I’m A Cheap Date Set – Flakey Friends

Vibe Cup – True Blood Pose Pack – Pam (My fav character..had to use Pam!!)