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.

Blacklace Tender Caress - Blue Sheer_009E

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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Spearsong & Flirt Mesh Retro Dress - Front - Still Life  [Twit] Zoom Zoom Boom -_002

Wait long enough and what you used to wear will come back into style, so it’s fun to wear retro looks, and recreate the past, one you lived or just have seen on TV and Movies. It’s also great when you can put together a great look at a great price. This dress is from Spearsong a store filled with things I would love to wear and all at great prices. It’s called appropriately enough – Womens Mesh Retro Dress. It costs just 70L. You can get the fatpack of all 6 textures for 500L. There are some funny fatpack pricing in SL, like this one. If you bought all 6 separately you pay 430L so you pay an extra 80L instead of getting a discount for getting them all.

Spearsong & Flirt Mesh Retro Dress - Side - KS2Cool Pose 70

For a mesh dress this one fits great. I wore my normal small breasted shape and all I had to do was hike my breasts up a touch and I could do away with the alpha layers entirely. The only weakness of this design is the alpha layer doesn’t cover the one spot it really needs to which is the butt. I have to change my butt size to about 20 so it didn’t show skin. It was sad to do it. It is kinda a crime against nature for a black girl to have small flat ass but under a mesh dress no one can tell.

I like all the small details on this dress. The fact that the dots stay basically the same size, no bigger dots on spots where the fabric expands like on the breasts like I have seen on other mesh dresses with dots.  I love the texture of the satin belt, how it has that reflective little sheen that real satin has. I also appreciate the finishing little touches like the perfect small zipper in the back of the dress. So many outfits don’t have any visible way of getting them on and off. I appreciate the touch of realism.

The shoes I’m wearing in this picture and the one above are from N-core. I have loved N-Core shoes for a long time, this is the group gift edition of the eternity shoe. You can’t get this “dotty version” but you can buy 12  other colours of eternity shoes for 495 each or get the fatpack for 3495L. At the fatpack price it’s like getting 5 pairs free.

Spearsong & Flirt Mesh Retro Dress - Face - KS2Cool Pose 78

This great afro is from a edgy shop called Unorthodox owned by designer Tonio Harmison. He does all kinds of great urban hair designs. 90% of his hairs are made for men, but a lot of them can be worn by women. So be a little adventurous and buy demos and give them a try. The only fly in the ointment is that he charges 1L for demos, I hate paying for demos, It’s not the money, it’s just the idea. It really works against the designer. Sure you get 1L even if I don’t buy the hair, but I don’t try as many demos, I only buy the ones for the hair I’m pretty sure I’m going to buy. Result, I don’t those hairs that aren’t my normal style that look surprisingly good on me. For a couple of lindens, you have lost 2 or 3 hair sales.

The hair I’m wearing here is called ” Natural Curls – Side Part -Female…this comes in black and blonde…350L each colour. This does have a part on the left side if you have it as a very short afro..a part in both the hair and hair base, but I liked the longer afro look for this retro outfit, it’s nice that it can be versatile and I wanted to show that.

I know you all want to know about this skin,who wouldn’t. The bonus is that the body is even nicer then the face..Score! It’s by Glance and is called Nyasha, her latest creation. She has a great system for skins, you buy the skin in the tone you want, then a lip pack and a shadow pack…or just use the lips and shadows you already own. I of course bought both, It is a good deal, all the shadows and lipsticks are superbly done.

The Base skin is 1,099L, The lipstick pack which has 12 colours, in both matt and gloss for 499L. The shadow pack is 10 shadows fo 399L

The rich brown eyes I’m wearing are from Mayfly. They make the best mesh eyes I have tried so far. They fit me perfectly without any need to fiddle or move around which has never happened to me before. They also come in 4 different pairs of eyes per box so that you can have the whites you want. Ironically finding eyes with good whites to me often feels harder then finding eyes that have great irises. Going to SL “best” eye store netted me eyes they said were for pale skin that had whites that were pinker then my skin, and it wasn’t even that pale a skin. Boy was that a waste of money. I don’t know how many eyes I have bought that have had grey in the corners when your eyes look to the sides or even worse blood red in the corners. At times it has been enough to stop me from trying new eyes at all so I really appreciate the white options in these Mayfly eyes. \

They don’t just have great whites though, the iris comes in a huge selection of colours, the ones I am wearing are the Tawny Bristre eyes. All of their eyes look even better on your avatar then the photo on the front of the box, which is a nice change from some shops that photoshop so much that it’s the other way around. Top it all off with a great light reflection, it all add ups to some great eyes that only cost 99L each.

The “exactly perfect for the dress” necklace that I’m wearing is from Izzie’s 50′s pearls necklace in white. This necklace costs 60L each or  500L for the fatpack of 16 colours  They come in a rainbow of colours and tones, there is probably something perfect for your outfit, retro or not.

Last but not least there is my nails. These are from Bamboo, which is a shop I found recently. They are having a sale right now so all their nails are on 50% off so grab them now while you can because I don’t know when the sale is over, there was no end date on any of the sale announcements. I can never seem to do great photos of prim nails so I’m going to put a photo of the store photo..they do a much better job of it then I do.

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Bamboo’s nail packs come with 5 different nail colours or designs in a set, controlable by a hud that lets you colour each nail. The nails are scripted in ways that let you exchange hud controls for what are normally extra pairs of nails. The hud grows your nails to 4 different sizes, from small to extra large. The hud will also change the size of the nails to fit hand sizes 0, 10 or 20. These nails are a ton of fun, very beautiful, with loads of imaginative designs I haven’t seen anywhere else. RubyRedRusset, the designer, does a great job of keeping her marketplace shop up to date so if you aren’t in the game when you read this, have a peek there.

The only complaint I have about the store is that it heavily uses some shades of certain colours and doesn’t use other shades at all. For instance I tried to feature them in my last blog post but there wasn’t a single wine/burgundy nail. There also isn’t light olives or moss greens but if I wanted the green in the picture above I could have had over a dozen different packs though.I find as a consumer that when the same colours are used again and again in packs, even though it’s different designs, I eventually stop buying them, because you can only use so many items of the same colour. I hope things mix up a bit, get some jewel tones and tapestry shades etc etc because I love these nails.

Photography Credits – I took the photo with my Katink photo studio, using the April Showers Pack 1 background pack. This is background 9 out of the 10 full permission backgrounds that you get for 100L.

Photo 1 – Still Life – Silly Little Twit Set – Zoom Zoom Boom – Still Life makes great poses..fun..silly..bashful..introverted…wistful..if you can feel it, still life shows it, and shows it at a price that doesn’t break the linden bank.

Photo 2 – KS2Cool – Pose 70 – These poses are by a terrific blogger Karla Scorbal so of course they are great for bloggers. They are also the cheapest poses I have ever seen. Every pack of 10 poses is just 5L. Anyone who uses poses needs to pick

Photo 3 –

KS2Cool – POse 78

Photo 4 – Taken from market place with shop owners permission

Maitreya Long Jersey Dress - Front  - Dare - All Assumptions Aside

I know that in SL it’s always winter til after Christmas, but I’m Canadian and even though we have only had a miraculous 2 days with snow on the ground so far this winter, I’m already tired of it so I’m rushing spring in SL even if I can’t do it in real life. So instead of a winter coat or reindeer sweater or something christmasy , I’m wearing this fantastic VIP group dress from Maitreya called Long Jersey Dress. It’s a limited edition colour of a regular store release, that is only going to be out for VIP group members to buy for a small period of time. It’s selling for 225L which is 1/2 the price of the store release versions.

I find it hard to say just how much I love this dress. I know how much a lot of people were let down by the early mesh designs, but that faint early glimmer of promise those clumsy first attempts at mesh showed, this dress bring to fruition.  Until they somehow make mesh fit us so we don’t have to change our shape to fit it, mesh is not going to get any better then this design. There isn’t one pose in my AO that this dress doesn’t look good in.  Legs apart, legs together, legs crossed, turned sideways, turned back, arms crossed…you name it, this dress just keeps looking great. The shading is spectacular. Onyx LeShelle is brilliant at shading in ways that are organic to the way the dress moves, so it just always looks – well – just right. I can think of no other way to put it. I wish I could take credit for the great looking belt, but that is a part of this dress.

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I tried this pose just for giggles, but I can’t get this dress to look bad doing anything. Believe me, there are not many things in SL that you can use this pose on and not look like an idiot in or not have to edit 3/4 of the things you are wearing to make them look Ok. I didn’t have to touch a thing!

This also gives you a good look at the shoes I’m wearing, the Maitreya Gold Liaison. This shoe is 875L each or 2000L for a mini fatpack of 4. You can also get a fatpack of all 24 colours for 9,990L . I got the mini fatpack of #6 which includes Cocao (which I’m wearing in the photo), Lemon (A bright lemon yellow), Apple ( A muted Apple Green) and Shiver ( Sort of a mix of pale olive and clay). I got this fatpack because it seem to me to offer the best mix of colour, most of the packs are single colour packs, 4 blues or 4 pinks or even 4 taupy shades

I must admit I am pretty confused by the options on these shoes. You can change the sole colours…4 different options…which is nice, but not something I really care about. You can use or not use the ankle strap, but for someone as fussy as I am about matching skin…that isn’t really an option, even with skin matching as close as I have in the picture above it still left a noticeable line. I guess you could leave it off if you put on the tube ankle warmer option, but they look pretty ugly…and the only good thing about socks..the not having to match is take away by the fact the tube doesn’t go all the way to the end of your feet so you still have to match skin anyway. The on standard shoe option that almost every high priced shoe has is the ability to change silver metal to gold. These shoes have silver heels and you can’t change them to gold. To me this is a big limiting factor in what I can wear them with. I mostly buy gold jewelry, so these shoes will see limited wear. Too bad. I like them.

Maitreya Long Jersey Dress - Torso - Dare - Where's My Ring Now

The nails I’m wearing here are from Izzie’s and are her Long French Nails Set. With this set you get prim nails set to 3 different sizes, 10, 15 or 20. I’m wearing the size 20. They have 20 different colours, all with the white tips you would expect with french nails and are changable with a hud. Each nail set comes with a hand posed One of the best things about Izzie’s nails is that they come with 13 tinted gloves, and if the colours she has don’t match, she has a white one that for some reason I find a lot easier to colour then all the other gloves I’ve ever coloured.

All that is just 199L which is a great deal when a lot of places charge more then that for 5 colours.

I wanted a nice wooden bead set to go with this outfit and the Kenya Set in Cedar from PurpleMoon worked out perfectly. Nice wooden beads are surprisingly hard to find in SL. The Kenya set comes in a rainbow of colours each for 175L but there is no fatpack option which is rare for PurpleMoon.

Maitreya Long Jersey Dress - Face - Lauria - Oh So Darking 1

The skin I’m using is one of the latest skins from Glam Affair that is for sale at Collabor88. This is the new Amberly Skin in Europa Frostbite 03. Glam Affairs is offering 3 skins this month, each for 188L, a steal for a skin of this quality. If you can appreciate a pale skin this skin is for you.

The eyes I’m wearing are from Amacci. There are very few designers that can do it all, poses, hair, skin, eyes but Carina Larsen can. These eyes are her new Look eyes, in my opinion her most beautiful eyes to date. These pair are her Burnt Sienna set. Every eye comes with a big or normal version and prim sparkles for each eye. These are very nice sparkles, not horrid blingy things from way back when that you  think of when you  think of sparkling  jewelry etc. Back in the bad old days when everything in SL blinged or sparkled.

You can buy these eyes one at a time for 120L each or get what you really are going to want and get the whole fatpack of 33 eyes for 1500 lindens.

Photography Credits – I photographed this on my Katink Photography Studio, my true love, with a background from their Romance Pack 2 – Romance 20.

Poses – Photo 1 – Dare – All Assumptions Aside (Dare is closed but information given in case you have their poses)

Photo 2 – Dare – Anya The Captie

Photo 3 – Dare – Where’s My Ring Now

Photo 4 – Lauria – Oh So Darkling 01

 

Yesterday Skin Addiction had it’s Black Friday sale and a ton of great skin creators participated. One of them, Amacci, had a problem with her demo for her offering, Oleana in nutmeg, well SL lost it from it’s data base so people couldn’t try it on so she has fixed the problem and put the sale on for another day.  So her loss is everyone else’s gain, because you have a chance to get this great bargain for another day! Happy dance everyone now!

This is seriously one of the best if not THE best bargains of the sale. You pay 950L, and you get back 475L if you join Skin Addiction, a free group, which is in my opinion the friendliest group in SL which everyone should be in, and have your that group active when you buy.

I showed you the body of the skin above, well here is a close up of the face, Carina does a marvelous job of shading on her skins, she highlights and shadows with skill and panache, never too much, never too little. I have a very narrow face shape, so blush tends to make me look like a drag queen, but her skilled application makes it look great on me. I love these eyebrows but there are 4 eyebrow shapes included so you can make the skin look great with your shape, and have eyebrows that appeal to you.

You also get a freckle version of the skin, not just a freckle tattoo. I’m not a big freckle person, I tried on a freckle skin yesterday that actually scared me, the designer will remain nameless, but this one I like. It’s heavy enough that the freckles don’t just look like a case of run away moles and not so many that you look like a red head that someone tied out in the sun about 10 days too many after the horrid sunburns have healed but the extra freckle storms have arrived.

You have probably noticed the eyes I’m wearing. These are Amacci’s new Look eyes. I’ve been lusting after the fatpack of these since they have come out, I’ll get the money and buy it someday. I love all my Amacci eyes, they are great. These eyes are included in the skin pack, and would be 120L if you just bought them by themselves.

With this set you also get 10 lipstick tattoos, I have photographed all of them above. I love the shine and subtle colour changes.

So what else could she put in a package of skin that your getting for 475L?

How about hair?

Yeap…you get the hair I’m wearing too..including the hairbase. This hair is called Nena and it’s even prettier in the game then it is in these photos.

You also get the cleavage enhancements, and smaller breast options too in tattoo and underwear layers.

You also get the Oleana shape, which I’m not wearing here, but is a nice one, I just wear my own shape with all skin examples in my blog so my readers can compare skins more easily, knowing what is a skin feature and what is shape.

Here is a sexy photo of the skin, and a better look at the Blacklace Lingerie I’m wearing. This is one of their pieces that is on sale today as part of their Model’s Choice Black Friday sale this weekend, it is called Leave Your Hat On in Burgundy and Black. You will find it is on sale for 199L and has a ton of pieces that I haven’t had a chance to show here.  It get’s it’s name because it has a fedora hat and an open and closed versions of an man’s black shirt. Perfect 50’s jazzy look for any seduction scene you have in mind for that special someone in your life. Like almost anything you buy from Blacklace, it is no copy/transfer for easy gift giving, and the pieces are put together in dozens of ways on dozens of layers so you can combine it with whatever else you want to wear in the way of tattoos or collars and still wear it with ease. Drop in and check it out, I’m sure you will pick it up..You’ll love it.

One last look…the back of the skin and lingerie. A lot of skins leave an ugly smear on your butt when your moving around, this one doesn’t…I love that!

The shoes I’m wearing are from one of my favourite designers in SL. I’m just sad that the photos don’t show them off the way they deserve but I’m sure I will be using them again soon. These are the Platform Pumps by HOC Industries. These shoes come texture change, not colour change, because colour change never looked this good. There are 15 textures that everyone gets, and 6 textures you can have any time you want by joining her free group and attaching the hud. The members only textures are always there, haunting you, saying join..join..you can have me…you want me…join. It’s evil or darn good marketing. It might be evil and darn good marketing.

The shoes can be coloured on the top, the platform part of the shoe and the heel, so you can make a whole lot more then 15 different looking shoes with these shoe pack. It doesn’t come with a foot in it, so you can wear it with stocking like I am doing right now. Always a good thing.  The cost of this fatpack of shoes in hud? Not 1,000L…not 800L…not 500L…not 400L…not even 300L. It costs 175L. Guu Nishi believes not only in making a high quality product but she believes in giving it to people at a very reasonable cost.

Photography – Photo prop – Oriental Bedroom by Katink – This great pose prop comes without any built in poses, but is a great place to use your own poses on.

Poses – Photo 1 – *Boom* – Modeling Set – 200L for 12 very very useful poses or 50L a pose  – Pose 6 – I like the head angles on these poses, a lot of poses have the head angled too far down or too far up for good face shots, not a  problem with these great poses

Photo 2 – *Boom* – Modeling Set – Pose 7

Photo 3 – *Boom* – Modeling Set – Pose 8

Photo 4 – *Boom* – Modeling Set – Pose 10 – All the small photos are using the same pose

Photo 5 – Vain Inc – Satin Sheets Pose 2 – This shop is no longer available in SL but is available in the Market place…see link on name

Photo 6 – Vain Inc – Boudoir 16

 

One of the designers I have been most frustrated by not being able to blog while I’ve been trying to get my computer fixed is [Liv-Glam]. In the length of time that it took a bunch of computer experts to figure out that some network circuits on my motherboard were fried, she has gone from a brand new name in SL to a big booming shop with tons of fans. Either she works very fast or computer experts as a dense as granite. I think it’s both actually.

A lot of bloggers will only blog completely original content, so if you didn’t make it all by yourself, they won’t blog it, but  I’ve always felt that I rather have a wonderfully textured template then an original item with wonky seams and just coloured with the SL colour palette. Texturing is an art in itself or so many people wouldn’t do it so badly, so I like to celebrate those that do it well and in my opinion, Samantha S Jones of [Liv-Glam] is one of those that do it extremely well indeed.

This outfit is Fall 2012 Hanna Trumpet Sleeve Tunic SP3, and it comes with not only  the above beautiful colour but with a hud that lets you change this dress into 12 differently textured dresses. Each one is textured with as much care as the one shown, all the parts done perfectly, not one big blob of colour and letting the gray tint fill in the details. Each of these dresses could easily sell for 200L each, but you get them all on sale today for 49L  for the whole kit and caboodle.  Those are words. Honest. Also, 49L is not a typo..there shouldn’t be a zero on the end of that, it just feels like there should be, logic dictates that there should be, but no, it’s a fantastic deal you should grab…NOW!

 

Right now there is a little mini sale going on in the [Liv-Glam] main store lobby, I don’t know why it is or when it ends, I missed the notice about it, and the notice tab is grayed out in the group for some reason, but let’s enjoy the sale while it’s there. There is this suit/dress combo called Westwood, which is a modern satiny black dress with tiny white polka dots with a hem that drops down to the back, right on point with this years fashion trends. The dress goes up to a low cut lace jacket layer and a mesh jacket.

This shows you the wonderful detail there is in this outfit. The lovely lace peaking out from under the jacket. The lapel of the jacket done in the texture of the skirt. The buttons have the texture of tarnished silver. This outfit is just 99L right now, you can get a demo of it by touching the display and choosing demo from the menu that comes up.

 These shoes I wore with the outfit are also a part of the sale, they are called Eclipse Open-Toe Pumps, and they change with a texture change hud to 24 different colours. As you can see by the photo, they colour match skin beautifully and they can change size to match your legs seamlessly. The have a lot of different colours of nail polish and they have sound options as well, but they default to off and that’s how I kept it. These are very well made, sexy shoes, that were easy to work with. They are on sale for 99L, that’s 24 different pairs of shoes in one for 99L. You can’t beat that!

 

For one of their 55L Thursday offering of the last week (they keep them out all week long til the next Thursday), [Liv-Glam] has a full outfit called Fall 2012 – Nayomi Autumn Layers-Plum. When I say it’s a full outfit, I mean just that. You get the boots, the pants, the top/jacket set, the purse and the scarf. All this for 55L. Can anyone get even the boots for that elsewhere? This is a great outfit to wear now that fall has come to SL.

Just one note, the photo on the sales board has a different purse then I’m showing you here, this is the purse that actually came with the outfit, probably a bagging error, but wanted to show you what you got.

I wanted to show you an upclose look at some of the great textures in the coat, and the scarf. I love the bottoms she uses, it really looks like real coat buttons.

I also had one more ulterior motive, as part of the mini-sale, they have a 20 pack of lip glosses on a hud, that are for sale for 99L, and in this photo I’m wearing one of them. You can get a free demo and try one. I love the hud, because it lets you keep just one item in your inventory for all the lipsticks, when you want a lipstick, just click on the colours you want to try, try them on, it delivers tattoos to you, try them on, pick the one you want to wear, and delete the rest.  Easy Peasy and easy on the inventory, and I think I’m not the only one who can use help in that area!

Photography Credits – The photographs were taken in my Katink Photo Studio with their new texture set Abstract Fun Set 1,

Poses – Picture 1 – Still Life – Love – Quick, Bad & Bones

Picture 2 – Synt – Just As Exclusive

Picture 3 – Amacci – Model Poses – 5A

Picture 4 – Still Life – Love – How Much More

Picture 5 – Forgot to write it …sorry

Picture 6 – Art Body Store – Handbag 06

Picture 7 – Art Body Store – Handbag 04

Finishing Touches –

Picture 1 & 2 – Lashes – [LeLutka]-2011 lashes – Long (same for all photos)

Eyes – Amacci Gaze Eyes – Gold brown

Nails – Izzie’s – Classic Nails

Skin – Dutch Touch – Jaliah – Cafe Noir

Eyeshadow – Blacklace Beauty Disco Shadows – Aqua

Lipstick – [mock] Lip Effect Prototype (Gold) Style 2

Jewelry – Lazuri – Tres Chic Necklace & Earrings

Footwear – G*Fields – Strap Shoes – Alex -Metallic Pack – Gold

Hair – Likeli – Eleazia – Black

Photos 3 to 5 – Eyes – Aphotic Gloom – Aquilius Eyes – Anya

Nails –  Izzie’s – Spring/Summer 2012 Classic Nails

Skin – Al Vulo! – Julia  –  Pink – Light Brow – Cocoa

Jewelry – [ glow ] studio – Essence necklace (silver/cold-blue)

Hair – Dura – Boys & Girls # 13 – Chocolate

Photos 6 & 7 – Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Grey Shadow, w3)

Skin – League – Isla –  Dark  – Lavender –  Brunette Brows

Jewelry – NHA! – Adele Earrings

Hair – Dura – Group Gift – Halloween 2012

Murderdoll…aka Ivey Deschanel has taken her normally fantastic prices at Sn@tch and made them even better, with a 4 day 50% off sale that ends tonight. Sn@tch offers fantastic clothing with amazing detailed hand drawn textures at prices that would be great if you were getting one piece, but almost everything you buy at Sn@tch is a fatpack.  The dress I’m wearing above is no exception, it’s called Silk Goddess, and it comes in two colour packs, Pales and Goths. This dress is from the Goths pack. Along with this sleek silver number, you also get this dress in red, gold, black and purple.

Now we have all seen SL fashions that are recoloured from the SL colour picker, and look horrid, this is not the case with Sn@tch, each item looks like it is originally drawn in the colour it comes in. So perhaps it is more fair to say it comes in different coloured textures then just in different colours. I’m no designer so I don’t really know how to accurately describe the differences, but I know it when I see it, and this is colouring done right.

Here is a close up to see the wonderful shading done on this piece…from the small tiny wrinkles on the hip…to the ruffles around the neck…to the gem brooch at the bottom of the neckline.

You can get all 5 colours of this gown now for just 137L. Even double that when it’s not on sale is a steal.

This is one of my favourite outfits from Sn@tch, it’s called Murder Most Grave and it comes with 7 velvet shades of corsets and the black chiffon layered skirt. For added fun the posture collar is included.  All this is just 125L today during the 50% off sale.

I find this a fun combination of naughty and nice.

Sn@tch isn’t all about dresses though and here is a cute shorts and legging outfit called Farewell My Concubine. This outfit gives you 6 of these sexily belted jackets, in Army I’m wearing, plus Eggplant, Sand, Mushroom, Rose and Slate, these sexy brocade shorts and the black tights. This complete outfit, and so much more can be yours today for 137L.

Sn@tch has literally thousands of items, for all tastes in clothing, if you like it, it’s probably somewhere in the store. Don’t  forget to check out her mesh items and lingerie and accessories. There is also a special outfit you can fish up for free for everyone who likes 7 seas fishing.  So head on over and get a little (or a lot of Sn@tch today)

Photography Credits

Poses – Unfortunately the poses used were from a shut down shop, but the photos were taken using my Katink Photo Studo and their Autumn Splendor Background #5. Their background sets come 10 to a pack and are 100L. They have literally hundreds to choose from.

Credits for other items used

Silk Goddess 

Skin – Lara Hurley-Mia – smokey eyes/Tan – With Mia Golden Shadow Tattoo

Hair – Truth – Leesa – Sandlewood

Lashes – LeLutka – 2011 Lashes – Curl

Eyes – Aphotic Gloom – Clarius Special Edition # 3 – Jordan

Shoes – SLink – Aveela Stiletto –  Black

Murder Most Grave

Skin – Lara Hurley – Mia – Tan – Purple and the Mia dark eyeliner

Hair – Elikatira – Again – Brown 08

Lashes – Leutka – 2011 Lashes – Curl

Eyes – (amper) – platinum slur – No longer for sale

Farewell My Concubine

Skin – Glam Affair – Giselle – Light Kajira D – Special Edition Skin but line still available

Hair – Calico Ingmann Creations – Eleanor 1 – Auburn

Lashes – LeLutka – 2011 Lashes – Curl

Eyes – Aphotic Gloom – Clarius Special Edition # 3 – Jordan

Shoes – Nardcotix Mana Breeze Stilettos – Black

This beautiful gown named Lavish is the latest mesh creation from Apple May Designs, and the first mesh gown that I have personally tried on and been 100% thrilled with. It’s a great design that has a sultry curves and wonderful textures. This is a gleaming lush brocade. I have a soft spot for brocades, I am a member of the SCA in rl, and everyone in the SCA has a persona from an area and an era. Mine is 1500 Italian, and at that time all Italians were bonkers for brocade. As a result I have a soft spot for the rich heavy fabric. This comes in 3 colours, black (shown), white and red. The black is the only colour shown in the demo, the white is shown in the store photo, and the red, well it isn’t shown in any photos other then a small square showing the texture, so you will have to extrapolate how it will look from that. The gown is only 275L so is very reasonably priced as are all Apple May Design products.

This classic mermaid gown with a small train is fitted extremely well. I have taken the standard mesh shape in small, as the small is the closest to my own shape, and put my own face on it, and this gown fit on it with no need to change a thing. If you buy many mesh items you know how hard that is to find even in items that claim to be Standard Sizes. What is even better, is that I don’t have any of the invisible patches around the edges of the dress, which is a big problem with a lot of mesh designs. The flair mermaid skirt makes this dress a treat to walk in, I looked at myself from behind and the side and the front when walking and it looked fantastic any way.  No legs kicking through, it moved like a mesh gown should. This is a great dress, go get the free demo and try it on today.

As an added bonus for this weekend only, Apple May, has kindly put out her Edith Necklace in 3 colours for only 10L each, above is the black and white version…

And there is a red and black version….

And for those with a taste for the more dramatic avant garde look, there is a pure white version.  This 10L price only lasts this weekend, so I would hurry and get it while the price is hot, because these necklaces can go great with any number of gowns, and of course are the perfect foil to the Lavish gown.

The beautiful skin I’m wearing is by Al Vulo! and is the Julia in Cocoa skin tone, red make up with dark brown and cleavage. I saved my lindens and bought the whole fatpack of the Julia Cocoa skin tone which costs 2800L  for 6 skins, or you can buy just one skin for 800L. If your a real skin addict like me, how can you settle for just one?

Al Vulo is special in that it’s really the only skin with highly blushed cheeks that looks good on me, most of the time with my face shape that just makes me look like a clown.

This skin comes with a huge amount of things in the fatpack. A lot more then I ever expected to get. If I was giving Al Vulo advice on sales I would tell her to give more details on what is in her fatpacks, because I wouldn’t have hesitated so long over buying them if I had known how much I was getting.

You get – mesh eyelashes…which I’m not wearing, as I didn’t have time to fiddle with fitting them yet

6 Shades of eyeliner on tattoo layers

7 lipsticks on  tattoo layers

5 lip glosses on tattoo layers

6 different versions of the Julia Shape ( no mod, so with how often one changes shape with mesh, useless in my opinion)

Each skin comes in light brown with and without cleavage and dark brown with and without cleavage

A lot of goodies for your lindens!

The hair is from Elikatira and is called Found. This is one of her new mesh hair dos, and as you can see from the picture showing the back of the gown, it looks as great from the side and back as it does from the front. I’ve never been in love with most of the flexi hairs in SL. A lot of them look like a boiling pot of spaghetti to me more then they do hair. The hair popping in and out of your boobage has never really enamoured me either come to think of it. That being the case I’m one of the people who has embraced the new mesh hair with a gusto. It encompasses the best of non-flexi prim hair and gives it a bit of life and movement.

This is an example where mesh hair works really well.  The only thing I dislike about it is that Elikatira does not have hair base tattoos to match her hair colours, and that I am starting to feel more and more is a necessity for hairs that are drawn back at the forehead. The difference a hair base makes to the front of designs like this hair, is astronomical. It would take Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory to think of a phrase for it, so I’m not up to the job. For this photo I’m wearing the Black 04 from the Elikatira Essentials Collection and I put with it the Amacci Hair Base 2 tattoo in Ebony.  Fortunately you can match blacks with other designers, so I can at least wear black in this design until Elikatira gets her own shades out.

The hair costs 250L for a colour pack, 280L for the Essentials Collection, which is 8 different colours from different natural hair colour family…blond..brunette..red head…black… or if you love it and want it all, the fatpack is 1,400L

Photographic Credits – I used the Katink Hot Box…This pose prop is a box that you pose within, which has 19 poses, and 21 intense exciting colours. The poses are all adjustable so you can move them around in case your outfit is causing problems or your avatar is too small or too large to fit an average pose. They have one on display on the top floor of their building, so you can go play with it today and see if you like it. You can buy it for yourself or gift it to a photography loving friend for just 500L. That is a lot cheaper then I have seen similiar quality items for.

Katink used to be called Props and Poses or PNP but they have rebranded as Katink and are better then ever. They are putting things out at an amazing pace. All group members get 50% off new items and they have great group gifts each month.  They also have great specials every weekend when they take part in 60L weekends. If you are an SL photographer or even just thinking of taking it up, this is a group you need to belong to.  The members are great, always willing to help out with an answer or two.

Wearing but covered before in other posts –

Eyes – Aphotic Gloom – Aquilius Eyes – Kiwi – https://tapika.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/falling-for-vershe/

Eye Lashes – LeLutka – Curl – Touch Me – https://tapika.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/study-in-gray/