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/

Venturing into the Sun

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I have been away, doing all those thing you must do in the first life, to keep the second one going. It was just a short amount of time, but I couldn’t keep away from the blog much longer. I do enjoy it, it keeps all of the “mes” sane, when work gets too much, or the kids for that matter.

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I ventured out into the sun the past weekend. I was fully covered, so the sun didn’t eat me. I wonder if being photosensitive is like the mild irritations older vampires get when they walk in the sun during the day. We got the last bit of sunday afternoon, I think. The warm is well on it’s way now.

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Just a modge podge outfit, of randomness. The only thing new is the dress, which you will find at [EvelineInTheBox]. They price their releases 25% off until the next new release, so if you like it, stop by and get a deal as well! There are 6 different huds, with various colours and patterns.

My amazing lipstick started the whole look and you will find the appliers for various lips, plus the inhouse mesh lips, at Soul.

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Credits

Hair w/Hat – The Stringer Mausoleum – Keep it Pasty in Blood Raven
Skin – Lure – Victoria Skin in Sugar Tone
Eyes – Suicidal Unborn – Spectrum Eyes in Wrath
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Diva Prim Lashes
Makeup 1 – The White Crow – Tired in Dark – We Love Roleplay BDay Gift
Makeup 2 – [a.e.meth] – Cheetah Liner/Eyeshadow in Orange
Makeup 3 – !Musa! – Wumei Eyeshadow in Orange
Makeup 4 – Adam and Eve – Black Eyeliner
Mesh Lips – Soul – Kissers Lips in Anya/Vampire
Lipstick Applier – Soul – Faded Lipstick
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Ink Dipped Hands Applier – Avanti – Wrath Hands in Black
Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Evil Tattoo
Dress – [EvelineInTheBox] – Daisy Dress w/Ornament Hud – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Thigh Highs  – Black Arts – Lilith Stockings
Boots – Livalle – Chyna Lace-up Platform Boots w/Hud
Purse – Plastik – Amy Rose Bag in Oxblood
Piercings – Eluzion – Samara Piercings – L$2
Necklaces – Plastik – Azunite Short and Long Necklaces w/Hud – RARE Gacha Items
Bracelet – Sweet Lies – Andro Bracelet 3 w/Hud – *NEW* @ Epicene
Claws – Ama. – Grinder Claws for Slink

Poses by !Bang, Picture This and Le Poppycock

Backdrop by Exposeur

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/

Future Self

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What would you look like, in the future, in a galaxy far far away?

Soul has released head tendrils as their new offering at We Love Roleplay for April. They come hudded for all the current Soul Skinlines for perfect matching, but they work with Omega Appliers as well, so any skins you own with those should work.

They have nifty glowy patterns, which can be tinted to any colour of your choosing by using the hud.

I decided to wear my new dress from !Chop Shop!, which is a little racy, so I threw on a corset underneath. There are a bunch of colours in the shop, I liked this green one and the gold version the most.

The little glowy stars are from Cole’s Corner. If ever you want a simple way to dress up an outfit, throwing on some particles will do that for you. They aren’t obnoxious, and they give you an extra something something.

Credits

Tendrils – Soul – Naikkim Double Head Tendrils – *NEW* @ We Love Roleplay (opens April 4th)
Skin – Tuli – Iris Skin in Tone 1
Eyes – !Chop Shop! – Lea Eyes in Sunni
Lashes – Chemistry – Long Eyelashes
Makeup 1 (Eyeshadow) – Hekate – Eye Makeup
Makeup 2 (Lips) – Pin Me Down – Ani Lips in Coal
Makeup 3 (Chin) – Hekate – Noir Scales
Tattoo – Fallen Gods Inc. – Dark Legacy Full Intense Black – RARE Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Dress – !Chop Shop! – Little Tease Dress in Green – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Corset – Sn@tch – Laced Corset in Black
Particles – Cole’s Corner – Glamour Glitter in Stardust White – *NEW* @ Mainstore

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/

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 – Medusa Eyes by Inkheart

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On this week’s Monday Eyeful, I am showing you a nice little affordable eye store, that caters to all sorts of genres in sl.

There are classic eyes as well as some more otherworldly, and everything in between. Inkheart seems very community driven, being active in events and hunts. There is a generous nature to the designer, and the price points work for those on a budget, to those who can afford a little bit more.

These are called Medusa, which I felt was aptly named.

They are priced L$49 per pair. System and Mesh versions are included in each pack. There are 3 Iris sizes to choose from, included in each pack.

Medusa Eye SeriesI enjoy wearing my Kissers mesh mouth for these Eyeful posts, as it really does add a little flare to my face, and is just fun for me in general. I get to show off the newly released Kisser Doll Lips today, these being the vampire version. There are 2 others, to match the other lines, which are Orc and Open.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Bramble in Blood Raven
Hairbase – Adoness – Shaved Swirls in Red
Skin – Stix – Nighe Skin in Cream Tone/Nude
Eyes – Inkheart – Medusa Eyes in Twisted
Lashes – La Sylphide – N/A
Makeup – Nuuna – Zora Eyeshadow in Red – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Mesh Lips – Soul – Kissers Doll Mouth in Vampire – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Lip Appliers – [a.e.meth] – Sultry Lipstick in Red
Tattoo – PinUp – Serena Tattoo
Headdress – Poet’s Heart – Caoilainn Crown in Golds – RARE Gacha Prize @ Mainstore
Jewelry – Plastik – Era Jewelry Set in Noir

Pose by Marukin

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/