Posts Tagged ‘Lingerie’

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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Indie Rose is unfortunately closing it’s doors on January 01, 1912. This is one of my favourite stores, and it saddens me that it will not be here anymore. Hopefully Angelina will find time in her life once again for it, and it will reopen.

The bright side of this is that if you haven’t tried her amazing skin line you can now do it for less.  Indie Rose has the most fantastic system for skin in SL.  A lot of shops are either turning out skins with tattoos for all the make up options  or the make up on a lot of different skins. These options are great but they do 2 things. 1 – They fill up your inventory with a lot of items, and 2 – having a lot of different tattoos to wear is not great if your like the majority of people and still use one of the varieties of V1 game engines out there and are limited to 1 tattoo at a time.

Indie Rose has combined these two systems, skins and tattoos, but has put the tattoos on a hud system, which provides you all the make up options you will ever need. I’ll show you the hud a little later but first let’s have a peek at the skin behind it all. The Emma skin.

This beautiful skin, with the lovely lines in the body is called Emma. This is the tan,version but it also comes in Pale, Fair and Dark. These are your clear skin options. There are 16 skins in each shade pack and they are normally 1,100L a pack but are now on sale for 550L. There are lips closed and open showing teeth versions of each skin, 4 brow colours, and each skin is also available in a cleavage version. This lets you get your skin exactly the way you want it without using any extra tattoos for those important basics like eyebrows.  If your like me and never wear teeth, you can toss out those right away and have half the space in your inventory. I would of course recommend making a back up inventory box of everything first before tossing anything. One never knows when one’s mind will change.  It happens.

This is the hud the comes with the seasons packs. This is the spring pack, but they basic look is the same for each season only the make up changes. With this hud you can pick out whatever make up you want, click it with your mouse, it will be delivered to you in a file, and you can put it on wherever you are. When you are done with it, delete it. No need to keep the file in your inventory as it can be reacquired again with another click of the mouse. You can choose to take the entire face make up in either the full or basic make up. The full make up is more of an evening wear with a more intense shadow. These are perfect for those using V1 versions of SL who can only wear 1 tattoo at a time. If you are using V2 and want to mix and match. You can choose to take the shadow off of one make up and the lipstick from another, and the seasons blush, and mascara and liner and mix and match your own make up.

The make up packs can be bought individually for 120L each normally but are on sale for 50L  or by a season with 6 make up packs in each season for 520L but are on sale for an UNBELIEVABLE 150L.

Below are all the fall make ups –

Fall Full and Basic Make Up #1

Fall Full and Basic Make Up #2

Fall Full and Basic Make Up #3

Fall Full and Basic Make Up #4

Fall Full and Basic Make Up #5

Fall Full and Basic Make Up #6

As you can see the Basic Make Up is a ligher shadowed version of the Full. For the rest of the seasons I have just made photos of the Full version to keep the blog from being too long.

Winter Full Make Up 1 & 2

Winter Full Make Up 3 & 4

Winter Full Make Up 5 & 6

Spring Full Make Up 1 & 2

Spring Full Make Up 3 & 4

Spring Full Make Up 5 & 6

Summer Full Make Up 1 & 2

Summer Full Make Up 3 & 4

Summer Full Make Up 5 & 6

So don’t put this sale off and forget about it. Go in and grab these skins today!

Supporting Players   –

Lingerie – Attitudes Lingerie – Assas White – This lingerie comes in a variety of layers, and two different bottom options – fuller panty or Tanga (thong) option.  There are 5 colours in the Assas line. White, Plum, Red, Black and Taupe. Even the stockings come in a wide variety of shades. With Attitudes you really get a lot more then you pay for.  Only 195L a pack.

Pose Prop – This was photographed in BehaviorBody’s pose prop “Glam Corner” which sells for 199L. I love their pose props, great prices, great looks.

Shoes – [Gos] Pimp Your Pumps – Classic Platforms – I love these shoes, they are colour change with bows and ties that you can add on or leave off, and they are colour change too. The basic shoe pack is 495L and there are 5 colour update packs for 100L each. This colour is from one of the update packs called Fruits.  It’s worth noting that members get 10% off all sales.

Eyes – These gorgeous eyes are by Aphotic Gloom, which is a funny name for a store which makes eyes the make you shine, but hey, to each their own. These eyes are called Jordan and are part of the Claris Special Edition Eye Collection 3, which has 4 wonderful eyes in it, for only 199L.  Heck Jordan isn’t even my favourite colour in it, Buttercup, a gorgeous mix of gray, blue and green is. I find it hard to find eyes that aren’t ruined by gray shadows, red veins or corners of the eyes that have horrid colouration when  you look to the side, which with my AO happens a lot. I swear I toss out half the eyes I buy, so it’s wonderful to find a shop that makes beautiful eyes, without any of these flaws. I would hardily recommend this shop to anyone.

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

When I was at the shoe show, I came across a shop where every shoe started as a good idea, but the designer just kept adding stuff onto it, until it became too much. Too much danglies, too much glitter, too many straps. If she had stopped and removed half the things from her shoes, they would have been much better. There is only so much gilding a lily needs. Sometimes the genius is knowning how to keep it simple, keep it elegant. This is a lesson that Agnes Finney , of My Precious doesn’t need. This gown called Diantha shows that she has mastered the art of less is more.

Diantha is a miracle of lace and satin that wraps you in elegance and never lets you go.  It has everything a dress needs, rich colours, it comes in 4 colours, the red above, a raspberry pink, a naughty black and an innocent white, quality hand drawn textures, and precision workmanship. It’s a dress that somehow makes you feel regal and sexy all at the same time, and if those aren’t two conflicting emotions, I don’t know what are. Lace is hard in SL, especially lace on prim pieces, the transparency issues are horrid, I’m sure you all know what I mean. Agnes Finney has managed to craft the prim pieces around the top of this dress so that it looks wonderful, no matter what angle I looked at it from. The lace around the hips is wonderfully done too, the cutting of the lace is perfect, there is no ‘thick’ look about the lace texture, no cutting error, no place where when  you spin around the lace doesn’t match.  You can’t slap a dress like this together, it takes time and love, and you can tell when you put it on, this dress got a lot of love.

The skirt is no modify, which at first filled me with terror, as with my big hips I’ve never found a shirt that fit out of the box, but this skirt has the best most exact, easy to follow, resizing script I ever saw. I didn’t need to resize the skirt at all, I just needed to move one skirt prim just a tiny bit up, so it didn’t show skin, I was able to do that in less then 60 seconds using the resizer script, which was a nice surprise. It will be a great boon to people who are not great with editing prims.

What My Precious doesn’t show you in the store ads, and may not like that I’ve showing now, but what the heck, is that this dress without the prim pieces makes for some great sexy lingerie too.  You could easily pay 300 to 400L for lingerie this nice all by itself. It’s yours as part of the dress. A very sexy bonus!

The dress costs 800L or 2800L for the fatpack of 4 colours.  A fair price when it’s backed up with this kind of workmanship and quality, I don’t mind paying for a dress when I know I’m getting something that is going to look this good.

The jewelry I’m wearing today is from the incomparable Alienbear Gupte of Alienbear Gupte’s Designs. It’s the Jennaa Rosa Miss Australia 2011 set, necklace and earrings.  I love this piece, the 3 stone colours worked perfectly with this gown, the skin I wanted and my eye colour.  A trifecta  of jewelry perfection.  It also comes in gold and white gold with just diamonds for those who don’t want this much colour, so there is something for everyone.  I’m betting though that most of you have looked at this necklace and come put with at least 4 outfits you can wear it with. With this variety of colours in it, what won’t it match? Whichever colour you pick, you will get the amazing primwork that has made Alienbear justifiably famous.

The necklace is 400L, for all 256 prims of this beauty…that’s less then 2L a prim. She couldn’t have fit more prims on this if she tried! The earrings are 200L a set, and are 254 prims EACH. They are amazing pieces of tiny prim art, no other word for it, you can look at them for an hour and still find things to go Ooooo at.

The skin I’m wearing is Grixdale’s Super Saturday skin Ren – Clover in the Honey skin tone. It comes with a lip colour close to natural so I wore a tattoo for this shoot, which I’ll talk about later, but it’s a pretty skin with or without a tattoo. The skin is out for 75L right now but could disappear any second, so grab it! You get 4 versions of the skin, Blonde and Brunette brows, Cleavage and non-cleavage. You also get 2 tattoos for platinum and brunette hair bases as well as 2 different bald caps with different shaped eyebrows. A really beautiful skin at a very reasonable price.

The tattoo I got is from Glamorize , when I bought a set, I thought at these prices they are going to be horrid, but at 40 tattoos for 40L, why not give it a try. Well you can see my lip turned out looking pretty darn good! A picture is worth a thousand words. I used the Bloody Mary colour from the Smart Lips collection. When you go to this shop, you won’t believe there can be so many different looks and textures in lips. You would swear they can’t think up any more, yet they keep coming up with them! 3 cheers for a fertile imagination. Be prepared to walk away with quite a few sets of tattoos, but even that won’t break your bank.

This beautiful updo is from Calico Ingmann Creations, and is called Sadira II. It a perfect no flexi solution for putting against a prim upturned collar like this. This style hasn’t been updated so it doesn’t have her new Calico’s picks pack I love so much, but it’s still a terrific style I’ve had as an inventory classic for a long time. It’s 200L a colour pack or 1,000L for the fatpack.

Poses – The poses I used today were from Stance, their limited time offer of 60 poses for 350L. I believe it is up tonight, so you had better hurry up while the getting is good.

Front – Pose 20    Side – Pose 34   Face – Pose 17

The Lingerie shot was done with the Magnifique Poses Heart Chair Pose Prop, this chair was their Moody Monday sale item, but they have not repriced it yet, so it’s still out for 55L, but I would not expect that sale price to last long, so if you want it, get to the store asap!

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!!)

A few weeks ago, before I got the flu that my husband and kid now have, I did a post on a group gift that Has Been put out called Iva. Well while I’ve been lazing around being sick, Terri has been hard at work, doing alternative versions of this uberly  sexy outfit. If uberly is not really a word, I hereby declare it is, stating precedent that shows that language is a fluid and evolving beastie. Besides I am the ruler of Tapikaville, even if that’s because it has a residency of one.

Above is the purple version of Iva number 1, it also have black versions of everything I’m wearing in purple and purple versions of everything I’m wearing in black, as well as panty and garterbelts that can be worn on their own with the corset. 

I  love this Iva pack 2, this has all the pieces in black and the colour you pick, berry which is a pink, purple, red or  like I’m wearing, blue. You can mix and match pieces like the outfit above but I went for a full blue colour this time for something different. I love the short corset, and the cute skirt. This is definitely something you could wear out of the house.

This is Iva dress version 3, and it’s my favourite, if somenone stuck a gun to my head and made me pick. It’s longer skirt makes it great for shopping, I love the long sleeves with the ruffled prim cuffs, and the fact that it still manages to stay sexy.

This is the corset pack, which is regularly 50L. You get one corset that is completely black, one that is black with your colour choice for lacing and one that is your colour packs colour with black lacing. There is both uncovered breast and taped breast options in a variety of layers.

Now all the dress sets…1, 2 and 3 are 200L each for each pack. They are on sale at the moment for 100L each, and the corset set is on sale for 25L each. That sale was officially over yesterday so it will be changing when Terri gets around to it.  There is go news though, if you are a member, you can buy the whole 3 packs of dresses with corset pack in your colour choice for 250L if you are a member.  Membership is just 100L and you get 2 free gifts still. That sale lasts til Thursday

The necklace that I am wearing is called Laced and Feathered by Malsa Fine Jewelry Design. This is a brand new jewelry store, and this is one of her first releases. This is the colour the flower comes in. Now as you can see above I took advantage of the fact that the jewelry is copy/mod to make copies and change the flower to match the colour of the outfit that I was wearing. Because I had to remove her hand drawn texturing on the flower, I compensated for that by making the petals low level shiny.  I had her permission to do that in the blog, she said she wouldn’t have left it mod if she didn’t mind people adjusting it to match.  Her original hand textured version of course looks the best, so I wanted to leave you with the picture of it.

The necklace is 149L and is copy/modify/no transfer.

The skin is a new skin line from Style By Kira called Kate, her first two skins are out now for 75L each, this one called Kate 01A and the fantasy version called Kate 01A Fantasy. I love the skin tone of this skin and the strong facial features. I would really suggest trying it today.

The hair is a hair I have blogged before from Calico Ingnam Creations called Nova in Mocha.

The shoes that I have been wearing in all these shots, and which should really not be showing up as well as they do above is Republic’s entry in the new game wide event called “It’s On Sale”. Merchants who want to participate put at least one item on sale for a week for at least 50% off. Republic took that concept and RAN with it.

They took their gorgeous Jannifer boot, in their stingray leather, and trust me my photos can not do this boot justice, you have to run the camera right up against it to appreciate just how beautiful this texture is. It can take as close an examination as you want to give it, not like some textures which are so better off seen at a distance. Any light source moves along the leather as you move your camera. I spent 10 minutes just zooming in and out watching that. I blame Teresa Republic for how long it took me to do this post.  I spent at least 30 minutes drooling at all the colours of those shoes in her store. At 349 a pair I’m so going to be broke, because I’m coveting them all.

But right now we have gotten a real big break. Republic didn’t put 1 pair on sale for 50L…they didn’t out 2 pairs or even 3…they put all 6 of the stingray leather colours on sale for 50L a pair.  Warning though, be prepared to be tempted by all the other colours. Oh shiny is a phrase meant to describe the colours some of these boots come in!

There is a whole row of colours she called patents that are dark and rich with a soft glitter that seem to have learned my name somehow and keep calling me….Tapika…Tapika…*whimpers and chants her “I must reduce my inventory” mantra*. Maybe some of you that don’t have 110K inventories can give them good homes.

My poses today are from Exposeur Poses & Animations and are all taken from the Top Model Spring ’11 Intro pack

Iva Dress 1 – Angelia, Iva Dress 2 – Kasia , Iva Dress 3 – Sara, Corsets – Brittani, Face and Footwear – Dominique