Hair Fair 2016 – Lightbloom

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My Daughter wanted me to be a Fairly Princess Ballerina today. I don’t always have the time to give in to her wanting to use my avatar as a personal barbie doll, but I found a wee bit of time today. I knew just the perfect outfit in my inventory, that would suit what I figured her aim was. While it might not be pink, haha, she was ultimately thrilled with all the goodies in the outfit pack. I never let her actually take over my avi, she is far too young, but she sits as close to me as she can, and oversees the whole outfit creation. This is a bit more tame, compared to others she has created, which suits me fine. If she had her way, I’d always be in pink, bows and ruffles. There would never be a spot of blood on my digital person again. The Horror!

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I have always worn my own hair creations, ever since I decided that a Hair Designer was what I wanted to be. That being said, I don’t normally blatantly hawk my creations. They are simply worn and credited. Sometimes I will write a funny store story, but I don’t go “Oh, I made this, go buy it.”

So here we go . . .

Oh, I made this totally awesome hair, go buy it!

Haha, I am only saying it because it is one of the 5 styles I have created for Hair Fair, a yearly charity event, that I have participated in since the beginning of my store. A portion of every style goes to Wigs for Kids. That isn’t just my own styles, but every style that is on the 4 sims we hair designers are populating this year. There are also the traditional bandanas, with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity. I have 5 of those at the event as well.

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I thought I’d add this hear, since this is one of the few posts I didn’t do a headshot. This set was released for Enchantment in May, and I did already blog it on my other blog, Free*Style, but it fit today’s theme perfectly, and the girl oooo’d and aaaaaah”d over them. She had much fun with the colour change huds. She always likes the Plastik items, cause they have a bagillion options(tho she still only ever picks pink, usually).

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Lightbloom in Dirty – Charity Item @ Hair Fair
Mesh Head(Eyes/Lash) – Genesis Lab – Alice 2.0 Smile Head – Common Gacha Item
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Body
Body Applier – Genesis Lab – Fluture Body Applier All Tones – Free
Lip Applier – Genesis Lab – Royal Lipstick – Common Gacha Item
Mesh Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Applier – La Boheme – Mehndi Accent Gold Nails
Outfit – Bampu Legacies – Sugar Bell Ballerina in Green
Jewelry – Plastik – Onylarra Set w/Colourchange Hud
Wings – Plastik – Dene Wings Lowered W/Hud – Ultra Rare Gacha Item
Particles – Cole’s Corner – Summer Solstice in Gardens Colouration

Poses by Belle Epoque
Location – Varna Londe

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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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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Natural Calm

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Being part of a family is always great, although I don’t really talk to the ladies of Dandelion Daydreams Factory Sim all that often. They have welcomed us from Pixel Mythos, to their sim, and have given us rez rights. Many pictures have been taken on the sim, and posted to this blog, as well as Free*Style. I always feel comfortable here, and enjoy the nature on my visits. I always find something new, and enjoy visiting favorite spots. It is great for me to be able to quickly rez out an item, that I otherwise would not be able to post, for lack of a proper place to rez it.

Today I have some H&G items from [CIRCA] to show you. The log behind me, is a couples log, with many animations. It has grasses and flowers with it, to make a complete and cozy little scene. The Sleeping Willow in the back is also from [CIRCA], which comes with some grasses at it’s base. Both items you can find at Fantasy Faire, which is officially running until May 1st.

I’m also wearing a few things from Fantasy Faire. There is always so much to discover, to collect, do participate in. I actually take time off, so that I can enjoy it a bit, each year.

LD Forehead Jewelry Ciorcan Sasta
I didn’t take the closest shot, so here is the actual ad for the forehead piece I am wearing.

Credits

Hair – Analog Dog – Omega in Dark Browns – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire
Skin – Joli – Giselle Skin in Java Tone
Eyes – The Stringer Mausoleum – Shyanne Eyes in Grind – @ Fantasy Faire
Lashes – Jumo – Twiggy Eyelashes
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – La Boheme – Swirling Vines in Gold
Outfit (Garments & Boots) – Jinx – Frieshia in Hot Gold – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire
Forehead Adornment – Lilith’s Den – Ciorcan Sasta Forehead Jewelry – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire

Logs – [CIRCA] – “The Dreamer” Couple’s Mossy Sit Log A – 3 LI – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire
Willow Tree – [CIRCA] – “The Dreamer” Sleeping Willow Tree – 16 LI – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire

Location – Dandelion Daydreams Factory

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 – Darks Eyes by La Boheme

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This week on Monday Eyeful, I am excited to bring you some news. I have been a patron at La Boheme for some time now, and they have started to make eyes! As with everything they do, there are many options in each affordable pack.

These don’t have a fancy name, and are simply called Dark Eyes.

They are priced L$50(1/3 off for We Love Roleplay) per pack of 10 colorations. System and Mesh versions are included in the pack.

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I ended up purchasing 2 packs. There is even a L$5 sampler of 2 variations, so you can try them out before you go all in and buy up all the packs.

!Musa! Aaliyah ad

It is a We Love Roleplay day, so I am also wearing the new Eyeshadow from Musa. I layered it on top of the new skin from Tuli. Tuli did an interesting thing, and created a whole Elven kit situation. You can get the base skin on it’s own, and then purchase Mesh Teeth, Mesh Ears, Lipsticks and Eyebrows on the side. The Eyebrows and super fun, due to the fact that the colours aren’t the typical colours you find out there. They are perfect for creating and elven or fae look, and should be a new staple for you, going into the upcoming Fantasy Faire season.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Limited Edition Morning Hunt in Tarnished
Skin – Tuli – Aveline Skin in Tone 1b with Freckles – *NEW* @ We Love Rolepay
Mesh Ears – Tuli – Mesh Elf Ears – Currently @ We Love Roleplay
Eyebrows – Tuli – Eyebrows in Green 3 – *NEW* @ We Love Roleplay
Eyes – La Boheme – Darks Eyes in Stormcloud – *NEW* @ We Love Roleplay
Lashes – La Sylphide – Natural Prim Lashes – N/A
Makeup 1(Eyeshadow) – !Musa! – Aaliyah Eyeshadow in Teal – *NEW* @ We Love Roleplay
Makeup 2(Lips) – Tuli – Light Lips in Mint – *NEW* @ We Love Roleplay
Tattoo – Flippant – Dare to Dream Tattoo – *NEW* Instore Group Gift
Dress – Mistique – – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Headdress – Lode – Head Accessory Iris in White – Common Gacha Prize @ Mainstore
Jewelry Set – Plastik – Victorienne Jewelry Set in Vintage

Pose by GlamRus

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/

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

Pointed

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I really liked this outfit, and had some time while leisurely eating lunch, so I thought I would post it up. Sometimes it is nice not shooting on location. I think I took 2 minutes to get about 10 shots, crop and put into my blogging template.

Uncomplicated things are a bonus for me today.

PixyStix is going through a rebrand right now, turning their store into simply Stix. They are going to be handling their Event Items a bit differently as well, to make the items more special. You are only going to have 2 weeks after events, to pick up items, before they get retired. This in a sense makes all event items made for Stix, Limited Edition.

The direction of the brand seems to be changing a bit too. I like the new ad look, I just hope she keeps with alternative tones along with the regular skin tones. The new looks seems very mainstream, which I don’t say as a bad thing, I just hope the store stays the store I love.

Check out the new Stix ads HERE.

I am wearing this rather pointy makeup, from Stix, which is out at The Makeover Room. It ends August 26th, so you might want to pop on over. There is more to the makeup series there as well, so check out that link above to see the rest of the offers.

Another thing ending very soon is The Thrift Shop, with the 29th being the last day. I have this fun tank from Paper Moon. It has a wack of colours, there are 4 Hud sets to choose from, and it is half off until the end of the event. While this shirt is totally new and discounted, there are some other Paper Moon items here as well, at a discounted rate.

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Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Hugely Studded in Black
Hairbase – Adoness – Shaved Swirls in Black
Skin – Tuli – Neve Skin in Tone 0
Eyes – Idiot – Lush Eyes in Ciel – *NEW* @ Mens only Monthly
Lashes – Chemistry – Long Eyelashes
Makeup 1(Eye) – Stix – The Duisternis makeup – *NEW* @ The Makeover Room
Makeup 2(Lip) – no.7 – Cupcake Lipstick in Black Icing – *NEW* @ The Instruments
Hands – Slink – Casual pose
Nail Appliers – La Boheme – Industrial Steel Nails
Tattoo – Identity Body Shop – Real Destiny Tattoo in Fresh Ink – *NEW* Gacha Item @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Tank Top – Paper Moon – Till Death Tank w/Colourchange Hud – *NEW* @ The Thrift Shop
Pants – Emporium – Girls Hunt Pants w/Texture Change Hud – L$20 Promo @ Mainstore
Earrings – Jangka – Olympia Hera Earrings – *NEW* RARE Gacha Item @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Necklace – Love キツネの – Chained Collar in Sugar – *NEW* ULTRARARE Gacha Item @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Pose by Kirin

Skin Fair 2015 – Rojo

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Rojo is another store which I have recently discovered, due to Skin Fair 2015. They are one of the few at the fair, carrying alternative tones. They have a Fantasy White and a Fantasy Black tone.

Today I am wearing neither. I am showing you Yayoi. The pack comes with a whole slew of things. You get the Shape show here, as well as the eyes. There are so many appliers, I’m not even sure where to start.

The Appliers: uL Booty, Banned Booty, Belleza Lena, Eve Body, G.Inc Body, Lolas Tango, Lush Body, Maitreya Lara, Phat Azz, Sking, Slink Pysique, SN Breast, TMP, Wowmeh, Slink Visage, Loud Mouth, KL Body.

I *THINK* I got them all, haha.

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I always find issues matching my asian shapes with my asian skins, was pleasantly surprised that the skin comes with the shape, at no extra cost. These, plus all the other skins at the booth, are new, and on sale, for the duration of the fair.

Fashion Shot

Hair,Hairbase&Hair Sticks – May’s Soul – Samurai Hair in Brown – *NEW* Gacha Prize @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Skin,Shape&Eyes – Rojo – Yayoi Skin in Pale Tone – *NEW @ Skin Fair 2015
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Classic Prim Lashes
Hands – Slink – Elegant Pose
Nail Appliers – La Boheme – Autumn Blossom
Dress(with flowers) – Topazia – Douceur de Lys Dress – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Earrings – Lazuri – Classic Pearl Studs
Necklace – Purplemoon – Frozen Dew Necklace in Cherry

Bra&Panty Set in the Body Shot is from Zaara.

Poses used in this post are from Kirin and Exposure.