Worlds Collide

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Story Time with Helena:

When making this outfit today, once completed, I sort of felt a bit like a Red Queen. I naturally started to look for possible on site locations where I could shoot. I don’t make my own locals, like some talented bloggers do. I just don’t have the space for that sort of thing on my sim. So I have to go forth, look on the grid, and find something to my liking. Sometime search is my friend. Sometimes it hates me.

So I typed in castle, and it brings up all sorts of interesting things. I often have to visit 30 locations, before finding something I can work with. I only had one stop this time. A location named Red Queen popped up, and it had castles! It had to be the perfect sim for a Fantasy Queen!

Sometimes it pays to actually read the location ads. It was a store that sold castles.

Never fear though, I am good with making things work. Even if they seem like utter opposites that should never work.

I’m not sure the intent of the store owner, when choosing the name she did for her store. Most of the builds have a gothic/vampire feel to them, so I thought the name more of a higher up vamp, bathed in blood, worshiped by her underlings.

I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by zombies, and having to run a laser gauntlet to get to the store. I didn’t have sound on, but I’m sure there is some creepy girl child telling me that we would all die down there.

So Red Queen meets Red Queen meets Red Queen.

Worlds Collide!

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Totally Top Shelf is open, and the general theme this round is “Realms”. There are so many different things, as each designer took inspiration from a different novel/gameboard/videogame. Most of what I have on is pieced together from the event.

This Chainmail Collar from Azoury has to be one of my favorite items in a long time. It doesn’t stop gleaming.

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I got lucky today, as I was extra horny, more so than usual.

A horned crown and head horns. Why, what were you guys thinking I was talking about?

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The other side of the sword is more ornate, but I have to admit, I normally don’t have hand weapons on, so lack the proper poses for showcasing them. Everything I had that sort of worked, made it look like sword porn.

The real reason for the start of this post in the first place was the new skins from Dulce Secrets, at Skin Fair 2014.

There are 3 new lines, in 5 tones each. I am really enjoying the Claire line, but they all suit my face, which was nice. No Tweaks Needed!

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Claire Skin in Millet Tone/Bare Face
Claire Skin in Kamut Tone/Gypsum Face
Claire Skin in Barely Tone/Amethyst Face

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Claire Skin in Spelt Tone/Rose Quartz Face
Claire Skin in Soy Tone/Lepidolite Face
Claire Skin in Millet Tone/Jaspar Face

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Eloise Skin in Barley Tone/Bio Army Face
Eloise Skin in Kamut Tone/Bare Face
Eloise Skin in Millet Tone/Bio Ink Face

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Eloise Skin in Spelt Tone/Bio Steam Face
Eloise Skin in Soy Tone/Bio Rocket Face
Eloise Skin in Soy Tone/Bio Penny Face

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Jenine Skin in Kamut Tone/Lamb Face
Jenine Skin in Barley Tone/Blossom Face
Jenine Skin in Kamut Tone/Bare Face

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Jenine Skin in Spelt Tone/Vernal Face
Jenine Skin in Soy Tone/Thawed Face
Jenine Skin in Millet Tone/Rebirth Face

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Dulce Secrets also has an Exclusive Makeup pack at the Skin Fair. It’s called “On the Horizon”, has a bunch of colourations, and comes with pearls which you can choose to wear as an attachment.

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 Pin me Down is also at the Skin Fair with Exclusives. This is a makeup you can get, either in Black or White, that have the full face layer, or just eyes and just lips. They are mod too, so you can tint them if you so choose.

Not a new items, but more of a new-to-me item, I got these eyes from Inkheart while on a hunt. I have to say I love them. The store has a different sort of pricing structure, so I am not sure if these were on sale, or were on of their more expensive items. They were only L$49, but were one of their higher priced items??? I’m not going to complain!  If you want something striking and different, stop by the shop, they have a lot of more natural lines, then a few that are more fantasy.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Morning Hunt in Deep Drink – Limited Edition(some still available)
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase 2 in Warm Red
Skin – Dulce Secrets – Claire Skin in Kamut Tone/Gypsum Face – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Eyes – Inkheart – Sensitive Eyes in Cursed Evil Dark – only L$49
Lashes – La Slyphide – N/A
Makeup – Pin me Down – Anti Makeup in Black –  *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – Plastik – Smelted Fade Nails – Gift @ Skin Fair 2015
Dress – Luas – Quala Dress in Silver/Red – Common Gacha Prize
Crown – AP.Parel – Stag’s Crown in Dark Elf – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Earrings – Keystone – Chainmail Earrings in Platinum – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Collar – Azoury – Secret Collar in Silver – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Necklace – Baubles! by Phe – Immured Necklace – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Horns – The Doll House – Rage Spring Horns – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Sword – Neverwish – Dreamer Sword – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf

Poses by Kirin, Diesel Works, Bang! and Exposure

Location – Red Queen Store Entrance

Blessing the Old into New

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Take the old, turn it into something new, spin the light, let my blessing shine. Growth begins, the new season awakes, from below, so above.

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This dress from Wimey is really interesting. I picked it up last week, on Fifty Liden Fridays. It is still out, but I am not sure for how long. Wimey is a store I have participated with in a few events, but I can’t say I follow the brand. When looking for other colour options for this dress, I stumbled on their SL Marketplace Store.

It seems the main location is being redone, so when you visit, there really isn’t much for you to look at. If you like the dress, pop on over and grab it for L$50. I will add this one note. The collar is a part of the dress, there is no separate option for it. The rigging is a little wonky, mostly on the left side of the collar. I had to make a special AO, just so I could wear this without it getting all bungled on me. It is a vary minor issue, it might have more to do with my shape, than anything. I have a bit more muscle added to the default sliders.

I’d suggest getting the demo, throwing on some dances and AOs, and see how it works for you. It is a super lovely dress. The skirt part of it has a see-through lace, which has different options on the included hud. It makes for some nifty overlay combinations.

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I have a really bad habit of getting things, and not using them for the purposes I intend. This gacha prize from a past round of Fantasy Gacha Carnival is just such an item. Spellbound made this cute Deer Headdress. As a demon, I am naturally drawn to things with horns, so when I take my more human appearance, it is nice to still have the option to have pointy things on my head.

It made me really feel the forest and the fae, so I created a sort of Fae Witch outfit, inspired by these. This is the one rare prize, that you are able to collect. There is another, with a unicorn horn, as well as a bunch of common prizes.

You can see all the options HERE.

***Note – When going to check slurls, I noticed that they just reopened, and everything hasn’t been brought out yet. You can either be patient, or go troll the yardsales, trying to find these. I was not aware at the time of the post, that the store just reopened, and wasn’t done setting up. 2 for 2 in this post, haha.***

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Like I said in a previous post, there are a few times a year when I will actually request review packs, as I do actually set aside time to blog those events specifically. Skin Fair is one of those events.

Elysium Eilde was kind enough to not only send me her standard fair pack, but also the few items I specifically requested to feature. I am not one for hearts. I’ve never much felt the need to collect heart things, like some women do. But for some reason these stenciled really called to me, when I first saw them released. They had been on my “Wish List” for a bit, and am thankful she honored my request.

They come in 7 colours (Blue, Green, Grey, Pink, Darker Pink, Purple and Red). There is also a multitude of Appliers(Belleza, Slink, Maitreya, TMP and Omega), as well as the Legacy Tattoo Layers.

While these are not exclusive to Skin Faire 2015, they are a newer release, you just might have missed them.

You can view all the colour options HERE.

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Tuli released a new skin line at the fair, and while I will be covering it fully, at some point, in the next little while, I couldn’t resist wearing it.

Left Helena

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Unamed/Unreleased Mesh
Skin – Tuli – Neve in Tone 0/Noirette Brow
Eyes – #adored – Moon Eyes in Lt Brown/A
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Vida Prim Lashes
Forehead Jewelry – Keystone – Merlusa in Iron/Onyx

Right Helena

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Unamed/Unreleased Mesh
Skin – Tuli – Neve in Tone 0/Noirette Brow
Eyes – #adored – Moon Eyes in Md Green/B
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Vida Prim Lashes
Makeup 1(Under Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Spring Mix 2015 Eyeshadow in Green/Aqua
Makeup 2(Over Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Lustra Duo Eyeshadow in Leaf Green/Lavender
Makeup 3(Lips) – AlaskaMetro – LiquidShine Lipgloss in Violet
Forehead Jewelry – Keystone – Merlusa in Iron/Lime

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Left Helena

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Unamed/Unreleased Mesh
Skin – Tuli – Neve in Tone 0/Noirette Brow
Eyes – #adored – Moon Eyes in Dk Purple/B
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Vida Prim Lashes
Makeup 1(Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Spring Mix 2015 Eyeshadow in Berry/Lavender
Makeup 2(Lips) – AlaskaMetro – LiquidShine Lipgloss in Orchid
Forehead Jewelry – Keystone – Merlusa in Iron/Ruby

Right Helena

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Unamed/Unreleased Mesh
Skin – Tuli – Neve in Tone 0/Noirette Brow
Eyes – #adored – Moon Eyes in Dk Blue/A
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Vida Prim Lashes
Makeup 1(Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Lustra Duo Eyeshadow in Blue/Blood
Makeup 2(Lips) – AlaskaMetro – LiquidShine Lipgloss in Claret
Forehead Jewelry – Keystone – Merlusa in Iron/Red

The Lustra Duo Eyeshadows and the Spring Mix 2015 Eyeshadows are both Skin Fair 2015 Exclusives. If you would like to see more of the colour options, please click HERE and HERE. They come in Legacy Tattoo Layers only. The LiquidShine Lipgloss set is also a Skin Fair 2015 Exclusive, from AlaskaMetro, see all the colour options HERE. I am wearing the Legacy Tattoo Layers, but they come with TMP, Slink, Omega and LoudMouth Appliers.  Lastly, and one of my favorites from the fair so far, are the Moon Eyes from #adored, which are also an Skin Fair 2015 Exclusive, you can view the whole line HERE. Mesh and Layer Eyes are included in each Colour Pack, which also has 2 Pupil Variations.

Fae Witch Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Woven in LE Walnut – Unreleased
Skin – Tuli – Neve in Tone 0/Noirette Brow – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Eyes – #adored – Moon Eyes in Md Green/B – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Vida Prim Lashes
Makeup 1(Under Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Spring Mix 2015 Eyeshadow in Green/Aqua – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Makeup 2(Over Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Lustra Duo Eyeshadow in Leaf Green/Lavender – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Makeup 3(Lips) – AlaskaMetro – LiquidShine Lipgloss in Violet – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Hands – Slink – Elegant Pose
Nail Applier – Hello Dave – Chalk Dip Nails – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Tattoo – Elymode – Heart Vine Stencil tattoo in Green
Dress & Collar – Wimey – Frozen Fractal Gown in Green – L$50 Deal @ Mainstore
Headdress – Spellbound – Regal Deer Headdress – RARE Gacha Prize

Pose Prop – Uncertain Smile – Blessing 2
Other Poses by !Bang, KS2Kool and Olive Juice

Location – Tuck’s Misty Isle

Other Credits

Armour used in Stencil Pic – Luas – Bianca in Black – L$25 for 25L Tuesday(so hurry on up!)
Forehead Jewelry – Keystone – Merlusa in Gold or Iron with Various Gem Colours – L$25 for 25L Tuesday(so hurry on up!)