Hair Fair 2016 – To Dance with Familiars

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One of my favorite things is to take fantasy elements and try to make them work for my ethnic looks. I get saddened when I see written content, blatantly stating that certain genres of characters should only be of certain body types and skin tones. I will admit, that before coming an official blogger for the Medieval & Fantasy Grid Crier group, my styles fell in 3 categories. Modern, Bumble Bee/Panda or Drow. When I was a drow, I was often the dark ashen skin colour. My Bumble Bee and Panda Girl looks were always with my regular dark toned skin. I will admit that I would go ethnically asian every once in a while. There was one skin maker in particular that I enjoyed, so would get her stuff for kicks every once in a while. I don’t tend to like looking at the traditional geisha looks on dark skin, that does seem really odd to me. I will wear other asian inspired clothing as I normally am though.

This is just random blabbery, for no particular reason. I haven’t been bashed or anything.

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I took these shots at one of my favorite places in second life. It’s called The Outer Garden, and they just completed a reworking of 2 of their garden levels. So I decided to go exploring.  I fell in love with this one little area off the main track, and decided to do a mini, on location shoot for today’s post.

Adoness is at Hair Fair this year, with 3 new styles. I chose to show you my favorite of the selections, which made me feel all warrior woman. It is a mixed mesh style, with the braid being rigged, but the upper part of the hair being modifiable, which is super nice if you like wearing mesh heads. I just used the default shaved hairbase in the hud of my Catwa head, and tinted it to make sense with the hair.

A portion of all hairs sold at Hair Fair go to Wigs for Kids, so even if you don’t pick up this Adoness style, it is worth it to take a browse of the whole event.

Credits

Hair – Adoness – Astrild in Midnight – *NEW* Charity Hair @ Hair Fair 2016
Mesh Head – Catwa – Nicki Head
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Body
Skin Appliers – Lumae – Eirtae Skin in Tone 10 Carob/Bare Makeup
Eye Appliers – the Skinnery – Past WLRP Item/Not Currently Available
Mesh Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – La Boheme – Mehndi Flowers Gold Nails
Tattoo Appliers – Endless Pain Tattoos – Moth 2 Tattoo – *NEW* @ Boys of Summer
Dress – [EvelineInTheBox] – Emilia Broccade Dress – *NEW* @ Medieval Fantasy Fair
Circlet – Deviance – Erulisse Circlet in Light Blue – Common Gacha Item
Cuffs – Plastik – Absole Shield Cuffs w/Hud – *NEW* @ N21

Poses by Eternal Dream – Tallulah Pose Pack
Location- The Outer Garden

This post features an items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

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Growing Temptation

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It is funny how your avatar will evolve, and it feels like it is sudden, when you notice it. I use to collect bumble bee things and panda things, and run around the grid wearing all this super cutesie stuff. I am aware I haven’t worn any of that for a long time now, but I did notice today that I delve more into the fantasy side of things, lately. I did a good stint of urban wear for a good number of years, and while I still wear that for my daily sl tasks, it seems like I am blogging more fanciful things.

Not that I mind in the least. I love trying to make it work with my avatar, and showing others in the ethnic community that it is doable.

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I want to talk about all the things I am wearing, but that doesn’t make for a fun post. I will let you know that this snake is animated, and it’s tail coils around you back and to the side.You can find him in a gacha at the new round of Fair Play.

Banana Banshee has new items, it’s owner back from the realms of the real, where she was attending to her newborn. It is great to see the new creations. These new eyes are so darn striking, and I love that they offer the dark alongside the light versions, for the Sclera.

The tiara is from Noble Creations, and is mod, so I totally modded it to suit my needs. This is what the original looks like:

[NC] - Sakura Blossom Tiara - Enchantment

Credits

Hair – Doe – Rummy 2 Tone – RARE Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Skin – Lure – Victoria Skin in Cocoa
Eyes – Banana Banshee – Soul Eyes in Blue – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Lashes – Jumo – Twiggy Eyelashes
Mesh Hands – Death Row Designs – Demonhands
Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Elowen – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Dress – Poet’s Heart – Amaranth in Night – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Headdress – Noble Creations – Sakura Blossom Tiara
Choker – Nastasica – Animated Snake – *NEW* RARE Gacha Item @ Fair Play
Bracelets – Aisling – Elyan Bracelets in Black w/Hud – Common Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Snake – Nastasica – Silver Choker – *NEW* Common Gacha Item @ Fair Play

Pose by Diesel Works

This post features items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Monday Eyeful – Nelly Eyes by Arise

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This week on Monday Eyeful, I am showing you a discounted event pack from the Buy Now sale. Arise is taking part in this new project, for how much longer Buy Now will be around, I am not sure. There is currently some drama going on in the designer/event organizer realm of the event. I am not sure how many more round there will be. For now, you can visit the event in a very simple fashion, all you do is visit SL Marketplace, then type in “Buy Now” in search. All the participants will pop up(along with some other random stuff).

The current offering from Arise are called Nelly Eyes.

They are priced L$119 for a pack of 10 colourations. These are discounted, as the normal eyes in the shop normally range from L$59 to L$89 per colour. System and Mesh versions are included in the pack.

.ARISE. Nelly Eyes for BUY NOW

Get this awesome deal while you still can, new round starts June 1st.

Adoness is at the current round of Thrift Shop, which ends tonight. I already blogged the wonderful discount dresses on Free*Style, but as with all Thrift Shops, there is a whole slew of Gachas. My necklace is just one of Adoness’ gacha items. This Gacha in particular comes with these necklaces, with various gems, but also has a forehead adornment that matches, which you can also win.

I’m also wearing a few things from Plastik. They always seem to be in all the things, haha. You will find the new Trellion earrings at N21, as part of a jewelry set, which you can pick up in one of 5 metals.

You will find my horns at the Fantasy Collective. They come in a few sizes, and are fully hudded, so you can switch to match any outfit.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Together Apart in Night
Hairbase – Adoness – Shaved Swirls in Black
Skin – Plastik – Aquamer in Viola Tone/Stargazer Makeup
Eyes – Arise – Nelly Eyes in Plum – *NEW* for Buy Now
Sclera Shadows – Wee Ones – Eyes Shadows
Makeup(Lipstick) – Glamorize – Victorian Vamp Black Lips
Top – Plastik – Vore Top in Noir
Earrings – Plastik – Trellion Earrings(part of a Jewelry Set) – *NEW* @ N21
Choker – Adoness – The Random Choker in Pomegranate – *NEW* Common Gacha Item @ The Thrift Shop
Horns – Plastik – Reeya Horns w/Hud – *NEW* @ The Fantasy Collective

Pose by Belle Epoque

Skin Fair 2016 – Tuli

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Tuli has a new line of skins out right now, called Iris, at Skin Fair. I was so excited to see the line, because at last year’s kin Fair, Tuli brought back her darker tones, and she seems to be sticking with it, so far. There was a good number of years when the darker tones were missing, so I have been snatching up whatever I can while she has the new ones out.

I am currently wearing Tone 7 of Iris, with no enhancements. The package comes with all sorts of things, such as lipsticks, gloss, eyeshadows, eyebrows, cleavage, shapes, as well as appliers. I feel very different in this skin, and I like it.

Credits

Shape – Over the Moon – Tigerlily shape
Hair – EMO-tions – Magna in Browns – *NEW* @ Hairology
Skin – Tuli – Iris Skin in Tone 7 – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2016
Eyes – eSSe Store – Realistic Eyes in Beatrix
Dress – Les Encantades – Brigit Dress in Azur – *NEW* @ Genre
Necklace and Circlet – Plastik – Darknys in Ocean – *NEW* @ We ❤ Roleplay

Widow

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One of the reasons I have been a long time fan of Plastik is that no matter what time of the year, I can go in, grab something that is lime green or has spiders on in. It isn’t considered Seasonal.

Plastik is at The Liaison Collaborative, and they have these new Estelie Heels there as an Exclusive Item. Each pair of shoes comes with a hud so you can change the bows, if you so choose, but you can also have the bow to match. They come for Maitreya, Slink and TMP feet.

Estelie Main Estelie Previewer

These are all the options you will find. I just snapped a pic of my fav, which is the Widow.

Credits

Heels – Plastik – Estelie Heels in Widow w/Colour Change Hud – *NEW* @ The Liaison Collaborative
Spider – Silent Sparrow – Icey Spid-eek! Spider
Background Box – Purple Poses – Showtime Pack 1

Skin Fair 2016 – Jumo

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Today is the first day of Skin Fair 2016, and you can be sure I will be bringing you some awesome coverage for all us dark skinned avis.

Jumo has a new skin line called Devon, which comes on a series of 9 tones. I am very happy with how the skin fit my shape, but if you purchase a tone, you do receive a shape created specifically for the skin.

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Left to Right

Ebony, Bronze, Cocoa, Caramel, Honey, Fraise, Cream, Pale and Porcelain

Each Tone comes with Default Avatar Skins, Slink Hands/Feet Appliers, TMP Head Appliers, Maitreya and Belleza Body.

.:JUMO:. Fashion Devon Skin Vendor Ebony

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You also get a plethora of Lipsticks in each skin pack, but the Candy Lips(Far left shot and 2nd to the right shot) can be purchased separately. They come with Default Tattoo Layers as well as TMP Makeup Appliers.

.:JUMO:. Fashion Devon Candy Lips

The Expressive Eyebrows as also in each skin pack, but if they are something that interests you, you can get them separately as well. They come with Default Tattoo Layers as well as TMP Makeup Appliers.

.:JUMO:. Fashion Devon Skin Expressive Eyebrow

Worn throughout the post is the new Lee hair by Wasabi Pills, which you can find at Hairology, which just opened, and is running until March 30th.

Style Credits

Shape – Over the Moon – Tigerlily Shape
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Lee w/Lunar Hud – *NEW* @ Hairology
Skin – Jumo – Devon Skin in Ebony Tone – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2016
Eyes – eSSe Store – Beatrix Realistic Eyes
Lashes – Jumo – Twiggy Eyelashes – Included in the Skin Pack
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nails – Hello Dave – Had a Plan Gloss Nails
Tattoo – White Window – Suspicion Tattoo in Black/Normal – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2016
Dress – More Than Ever – Phoebe Dress w/Colour Change Hud – *NEW* @ The Designer Showcase
Bracelets – Indulge Temptation – Luster Bracelets w/Texture Change Hud – Discounted @ Color Me Project
Butterflies – Persefona – Butterflies on Hair 12 w/Addon – *NEW* @ Cosmopolitan Event

Poses by Belle Epoque

Body Shot Credits

Bikini – Devae – Ringkini in White Gold

Monday Eyeful – Cypher Eyes by Soul

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This week on Monday Eyeful, I take you on an epic adventure through the cosmos. Well, not really, but you will find these eyes at Multiverse, a Sci-Fi event that is going on right now, until March 15th. These eyes really do give you a sense of otherness, when you put them on.

These are called called Cypher, and have a good mix of colours to choose from.

They are priced L$199 per colour. System, Mesh, and Applier versions are included in the pack. The Appliers work with and Omega Support Eye mesh, like the Logo Heads, and they have Genesis Eye appliers as well.

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Soul made Skins and Makeups for Multiverse as well, for the Men and Ladies of the galaxy. They are easy to mix and match, to create a unique futuristic look.

I threw on a necklace from Plastik, which is new as well, and comes with all the normal Gem Changing Hud features.

My Head is from Genesis Lab, which is the only mesh head I currently support right now, fully. I know the others are more end user friendly, but I find that it is much easier to stay looking unique with the Genesis heads. They have elements which are very similar to my Default face I have had for years, and maybe that is why I am the most drawn to them. This is Melissa, which was out for the February round of Collabor88. They are doing event switchover, so I am sure the head will be back in the mainstore shortly.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Yakumi in Unicorn – @ Multiverse
Mesh Head – Genesis Lab – Melissa 2.0 Head
Mesh Body – Slink – Slink Physique Mesh Body
Mesh Teeth – Axix – Creepy Teeth in Vampire/Normal – *NEW* @ We ❤ Roleplay
Skin Applier – Soul – Emma Skin in P.A.F. Tone/Cypher Makeup – *NEW* @ Multiverse
Eye Applier – Soul – Oculos Eyes in Cypher/Lime – *NEW* @ Multiverse
Eyeshadow Applier – Blasphemic – Cateyes Makeup in Golden
Lipstick Applier – Soul – Cypher Lipstick in Lime – *NEW* Multiverse
Face Tattoo Applier – Soul – Comes with the skins – *NEW* @ Multiverse
Necklace – Plastik – Loren Necklace/Short Chain in Noir – *NEW* @ The Liaison Collaborative

Pose by Kirin

This post features an item from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Monday Eyeful – DemonAngel Eyes by CNZ

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This week on Monday Eyeful, I have a full pack of spooky eyes for you all to play with.

These were up for grabs, for this past weekend’s round of Sixty Linden Weekend. I am not sure how long they will continue to be in the store for that price, I just checked, and it is still set at the sale price.

These are called Demon or Angel, depending on the darkness or lightness of the texture.

They are priced L$60 for the full pack(not sure what the regular price will be). System and Mesh versions are included in the pack.

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Plastik is in The Gacha Garden this month. The offering this rime around is a series of circlets, with a rare crown, rare earrings, and rare necklace. The rares are hud driven, offering many options to choose from for the gems and metals.

Credits

Hair 1 – The Stringer Mausoleum – Together Apart in Night
Hair 2 – The Stringer Mausoleum – Helmet Head in Night
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 1 in Black Coal
Skin – Lumae – Adore Skin in Varda Tone/Death Becomes Her Makeup – SL Free & Offers Group Gift
Eyes – CNZ – Demon Eyes in Red – L$60 Deal (Limited Time Offer)
Lashes – Chemistry – Long Eyelashes
Crown – Plastik – Azunite Royal Crown – Rare Gacha Prize @ The Gacha Garden
Earrings – Plastik – Azunite Earrings – Rare Gacha Prize @ The Gacha Garden
Collar – PoshTale – Cequi Collar w/Colourchange Hud – Part of a Dress Outfit

Pose by Kirin

This post features an items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Death’s New Face

War, come with me now . . .

Every once in a while, death gets a new face. This doesn’t mean Death is always the same, in person and mind. Sometimes it is almost like a rebirth, a start over. Sometimes it is like a possession.

The Cycle is good, as each new Death deal’s with it’s task in a new way.

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Totally Top Shelf has opened, and this round it packed full of awesomely spooky items. It’s the perfect one stop shop for the halloween season, so if you haven’t been yet, stop on by.

Souzou Eien has this Mausoleum discounted at Allhallows Showcase Festival, which inspired me to create a whole set for my blogging background. It is the first fully created one by me, I had lots of fun doing it. I have shared it with a great friend, Bambi Chicque, who is the Blogger Manager of Medieval & Fantasy Grid Crier group. She makes really great setups and processes awesome photos, so her flickr is worth a look.

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These striking eyes are from a store I have actually never heard of, called TrevaH. There are a bunch of colours, and you can find them at Totally Top Shelf. while there, check out these plugs from Tabou Irresistable, I didn’t take the best pics of them, but they are covered in blood droplets. There is a nose ring that matches(not worn), also at the event. You can find the crown there too! I wasn’t kidding when I said one stop shopping. Azoury did this piece, and I thought it totally fitting, if Death decided she wanted to see a ruler of her realm.

Stix has created a skin that can be used so many different ways. I chose to be Death, but you could dress this up as a zombie too, I think. Maybe a crow, ghoul or vampire too. It works anyway, haha. As always, her skins come with ALL THE APPLIERS EVER, so much so that your inventory will explode. So if you are into having all the mesh things on at all times, this will probably work for you, just nab a demo to be sure.

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I think I put on too much, there are too many things to talk about!

Eveline in the Box has come out with a series of dresses, called Starling. There are 4 variations of the dress, each coming with a hud that allows you to change the skirt portion, and the top & drape portion of the dress. These are new to the Mainstore, and you can find them right up front.

The last thing, which was a late edition to the outfit, was these wings from The Forge, for Uber.  They have steampunk/post apocalyptic elements, but I thought it sort of looked like old skin stretched in between all the metal frames, so I threw them in for kicks, haha.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Together Apart in Night
Hairbase – Amacci –  Hairbase Tattoo 2 in Black Coal
Skin – Stix – Solii Skin in Cream Tone/Broken Parts Makeup –*NEW* and Discounted @ The Makeover Room
Eyes – TrevaH – Infected Eyes in Amber – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Lashes 1 – La Sylphide – Natural Prim Lashes – N/A
Lashes 2 – AlaskaMetro – Classic Prim Lashes
Mesh Ears – Genesis Labs – as part of any head package
Mesh Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Bloody Hand Appliers & Nails – Suicide Gurls – Rage Nails in Faded Blood – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Dress – Eveline in The Box – Starling Dress in Satin Deluxe w/Colourchange Hud – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Crown – Azoury – Gaia Crown – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Ear Plugs – Tabou Irresistible – Bloody Ear Plug – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Jewelry Set – Plastik – Krysis Jewelry Sets with Liara Accents in Baroness – Free Hunt Gift @ The Nightmare
Shoulder Pads – Bite&Claw – Hecate Shoulders – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Horns – Plastik – Krysis Horns with Liara Accents in Baroness – Free Hunt Gift @ The Nightmare
Wings – [The Forge] – Wrought Iron Angel in Rust/Brown – *NEW* @ Uber
Scythe – Souzou Eien – Copper Scythe – Retired Gacha Prize

***Note – I do have some extras of the Scythe, which I have set out HERE, if you really must have one. Colours vary.***

Pose 1 by Marukin
Pose 2 by Eternal Dreams – Survive or Die poses – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Pose 3 by Kirin
Pose 4 by Bang

Background Setup

 Wall 1 – 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Graveyard Connection Wall – 2LI – Common Gacha Prize @ Mainstore
Wall 2 – 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Graveyard Straight Wall – 5LI – Common Gacha Prize @ Mainstore
Wall 3 – 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Graveyard Cornerwall – 2LI – Common Gacha Prize @ Mainstore
Mausoleum – Souzou Eien – Aged Mausoleum – 18LI – Discounted @ Allhallows Showcase Festival
Tree 1 – [CIRCA] – “Eastwick” Tree Groupings in Gnarly Greys – 8LI and 14LI
Tree 2 – 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Graveyard Tree – 5LI – RARE Gacha Prize @ Mainstore
Tree 3 – Pandemonium – Dead Tree – 5LI each
Grass – [CIRCA] – Dark Field Wild Grasses – 1LI each
Statue – PaperMoon – – RARE Gacha Prize @ Mainstore
Gargoyle – 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Graveyard Gargoyle – 2LI – Common Gacha Prize @ Mainstore
Owl – Birdy – Hocus Pocus Owlie in Snow – Common Gacha Prize @ Mainstore
Candle Lantern – 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Graveyard Lantern – 1LI – Common Gacha Prize @ Mainstore
Stone Candles – Roawenwood – Rock & Stone Pillar Candles – 1LI Each – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Melty Candles – [CIRCA] – Medium Melty Candles – 1LI each
Stone Paths – Jian – Beaumont Brick Paths – 3LI combined – *NEW* @ Mainstore