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:

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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/

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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.

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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

Skinful Sundays – Elistrae Skins by Plastik

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I wear so many alternatively toned skins, and get constantly asked what I am wearing, either by people bumping into me or visitors at the store. I thought it might be nice to start featuring some of the places I collect my crayola coloured skins from, as they aren’t always the easiest things to find.

First up are the new Elistrae Skins from Plastik. These were newly released at Skin Fair last month, I just didn’t manage to roll out this feature while the event was open. You can now find these at the Plastik Mainstore.

Plastik has a buttload of appliers, like there are so many. If you end up not being able to use these skins with your mesh parts, I would be super surprised. The one thing that draws me in is that they still support Genesis Labs, which many designers have stopped creating for. While I do have a Logo mesh head now, I still am drawn to the Genesis Lab heads the most, so any designer that still makes appliers for them is bound to stay in my top 10 for skin makers.

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Another great feature of the skins is that you can have glitter on your butt. How many skins in recent years have you seen with glitter on the butt?

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The Skins make me think of a cross between Fantasy Space Alien and Drow. There are many tones to choose from, which makes it super hard to pick just ones. Zesstra is probably my favorite, if I was forced to choose just one.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Bramble in Night
Hairbase – KoKoLoReS – Shaved hairbase for GenesisLab mesh heads
Mesh Head – Genesis Lab – Tara Head – RARE Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Mesh Ears – Mandala/Steking – Season 5 Ears
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Body
Skin Appliers – Plastik – Elistrae Skin in Ravva Tone
Eyes – Genesis Lab – Demon Eyes
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – La Boheme – Abalone Nails
Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Ensiferum Tattoo – *NEW* @ BodyFy Event (Opens April 8th)
Bodysuit – Luxuria – Gigawatt Bodysuit in  Turquoise
Jewelry Set – Plastik – Tereli Jewelry set in Gunmetal
Horns – Lilith’s Den – Andune Wireframed Horns w/Colourchange Hud – *NEW* Charity Item @ Fair Play

Monday Eyeful – Venus Eyes by S0NG

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This week on Monday Eyeful, I visited the Hantai Fair, because come on, TENTACLES!!! There are so many, I was in my glory. Also, there happens to be a large amount of eyes up for grabs at the fair, which always makes me come running. S0NG is there with new eyes, and they still have me guessing as to why they are named what they are. They sort of look like they have snow, not sparkles, but snow, falling inside them. Like a little storm trapped in your eye. I always have such a hard time choosing what colour I want(and often go back for more month later, haha).

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

They are priced L$50 per colour. System and Mesh versions are included in the pack.

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Stix has some Limited Editions in their store right now. Hera is the base skinline, in a wonderful goth makeup. There are 4 tones to choose from. I am wearing the Drow tone, but my second favorite is the Snow. Stix always comes with all the appliers possible, I would really be surprised if you can’t make it work for your own mesh collection.

Grab your favorite while you can, they are only L$99 per tone!

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Twisted Siren in Eden
Skin – Stix – Hera Limited Edition in Drow Tone – *NEW* @ Manstore for a Limited Time
Mesh Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears/Season 5 in Version A
Eyebrows – Avi-Glam – Diva Eyebrows in Black
Eyes – S0NG – Venus Eyes in Ivy – *NEW* @ the Hantai Fair
Lashes 1 – Glam Affair – Miami Lashes in Tiffany
Lashes 2 – [glow] Studio – Devilicious 02
Lashes 3 – La Sylphide – Natural Prim Lashes
Mesh Lips – Soul – Kissers Lips in Doll Lips w/Vampire Teeth
Earrings – Plastik – Roan Earrings in Noir – *NEW* @ N21
Collar – Plastik – Raven Collar in Noir
Horns – Plastik – Vi Horns Corded in Noir

Pose by Exposeur

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/

Dragon Born

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Some of us still prefer to have our own personal look, and not have the face of a million. While mesh heads are lovely, there isn’t as many options for us males of Second Life.

A way to get around this, but keep current to the SL trends, it to wear mesh parts, which allow for the customization of the default male head.

Soul helps us with this, with their line of mesh mouths. The Kissers have a strong following with the ladies of the grid, but until recently, not as many males. This was due to lack of options, but never fear, Soul has heard your pleas, and have a bunch of new Kissers options at the current round of We ❤ Roleplay.

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I am wearing the Eros Vampire Kisser. There is also an Orc and Open Mouth Kissers(sold individually) at the event. The Kissers recently had a huge update, with many changes to their system. They are now functioning fully on the Omega Script System, as well as accent layers in the hud, which allow you to add additional elements to your Kisser. There are many more little features to this update, so please read about it all HERE, on the Official Site.

Now, I normally don’t doctor my photos, I try to take the best inworld shots I can, and this has worked for me for many years. Today I did do a bit of playing, and I need to talk about it. You can see this wonderful tattoo on my face. It is from Fallen Gods Inc, and is called Hades.

Now here is the thing, while it does have the Omega Applier, I don’t think it was meant to work with the Kissers. I couldn’t get it to work, it might be that the applier is only meant for the torso, or mesh heads that have a tattoo layer. I have to admit to not using the Omega system all that often, so I could have bungled it up.

I really wanted to wear the tattoo with this outfit, for these shots, so I doctored in the missing lines, over my Kissers mouth. You can see in the first shot, I did not do any doctoring, so there is a whole section to the tattoo missing. I just didn’t want to do any false advertising. So both products work wonderfully, just not how I have styled them. The most likely cause of this is that the newest update to the Kissers has it’s own Omega Supported System, which people have to pick up a creators kit for. So the Kissers, though they use Omega, still are a little different than the general Omega scripts.

The Tattoo comes with Default Avatar Tattoo Layers, TMP, Slink and Omega Applier.

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Credits

Shape – Soul – Dominic Shape Small
Hair – Adoness – Ragnarok in Pitch Black(Tinted)
Hairbase – Adoness – Ragnarok Shaved Base in Black
Skin – Soul – Dominic in Tone 4 with Toned Body/Dark Stubble
Eyes – !Chop Shop! – Zero-in Eyes in Purple
Lashes – Soul – Dominic Mesh Eyelashes
Mesh Mouth – Soul – Kissers in Eros Vampire – *NEW* @ We ❤ Roleplay
Mesh Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Tattoo 1(Scales) – [Even-Tide] – New Dragon scales in Vivid – *NEW* @ Genre
Tattoo 2(Markings) – Fallen Gods Inc. – Hades Lance in Black
Outfit – Turb – The Barbarian outfit in Crow – *NEW* Gacha Item @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Necklace – Sad Harlequin – Draconis Necklace w/Colourchange Hud – *NEW* @ Genre
Horns – Devae – Krampus Horns in Wrought Iron(Tinted)
Wings – Avatar Bizarre – Dragon Wings w/Colourchange Hud(Tinted)

Poses by !Bang

Location – Annon

Monday Eyeful – Spellscale Eyes by Senzafine

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On this week’s Monday Eyeful, I am showing you a new series currently out at Genre. This round of Genre is themed “Age of Dragons”, and this new Spellscale eye series from Senzafine fits the theme perfectly.

Priced at L$75 per pair for the duration of Genre. Since it is a discount event, you can be sure these will be going up incrementally once they return to the mainstore. Better to grab them now. There are System and Mesh included in each pack.

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Credits

Skin – Sinful Needs – Tiamat Skin in Basilisk Tone – *NEW* @ Genre
Eyes – Senzafine – Spellscale Eyes in Avarice – *NEW* @ Genre
Lashes – La Sylphide – N/A
Makeup 1(Liner) – Chop Shop – Cat Liner
Makeup 2(Mesh Liner) – Al Vulo – Mesh Eyeliner Blackcat
Dress – Blue Blood – Sage Dress W/Colourchange Hud – *NEW* @ Genre
Collar – Plastik – Devastation Collar
Horns – Sinful Needs – Basilisk Drago Horns – *NEW* @ Genre

Pose by Kirin

Monday Eyeful – Unreal Eyes by #Adored

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On this week’s Monday Eyeful, I am showing you these dreamy eyes from #adored Bodyshop.  I felt they were a bit cosmic and space themed, so I have styled them to suit.

These wont break the bank, they are L$90 per pair, and you get 2 versions in the package. They come with a version that has pupils and one that doesn’t which I am currently wearing. There are system and mesh in each pack.

You can alternatively choose to own all the eyes, and get the fatpack. It comes with 2 extra colourations to enjoy, and is heavily discounted.

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Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Keep it Pasty(without hat)
Skin – Plastik – Astrali Skin in Asaia – On Sale @ Mainstore
Eyes – #adored Bodyshop – Unreal Eyes in Lavender/B – Find it @ Mainstore
Lashes – Chemistry – Long Lashes
Dress – Plastik – Fawkes Dress in Mysteron – On Sale @ Mainstore
Jewelry – Plastik – Krysis Liarain Grape – On Sale @ Mainstore
Horns – Plastik – Living Light Horns in Mysteron – On Sale @ Mainstore

Pose by !Bang

Special Note – Plastik is having a huge sale right now, everything is heavily discounted, some items up to 75%.