sweets for a sweetie on Flickr.

The Dreamers Factory is a really neat event. The sim is so awesome, so be sure to take some time to stop by just for that. Getting there is a real treat! So are the items you’d find there, cotton candy buddies from MishMish and ice cream Cone Thrones from Flowey are deliciously wonderful. The poses that come with the seats are delightful.

This top from DRIFT is cute and of course, the HUD based changing system is always perfection. I like the length of this crop top but the sleeves are making me yearn for fall. I feel like this will be a transition piece that everyone will be clamoring for soon enough. Buzzeri has some make-up items out at N.21, bold lip choices and ‘late-night’ eye shadows that will look amazing on everybody. Atomic has a sweet hair style out at the same event. The precious style also reminds me of getting ready for fall classes, so I feel like everyone is ready for summer to be over. The heat at least! Everything at N.21, from my understanding, are event items only. You won’t find them again once the event is over. So get by ASAP!

Last, this widdle sweet necklace, so dainty, so cute, is from Imeka. You need this necklace. You really do.

| Look |

Skin: [PF] Sora - Sugoi (dk purple)
Shape: !matte.006 (shape) MOD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Chocolate (Kustom9)
Eye Shadow: [Buzz] Late Night Shadow – Obsidian (N.21)
Hair: .Atomic. {Hair} Daydream -Pastels (N.21)
Lipstick: [Buzz] Late Night Lip – Cosmopolitan (N.21)
Teeth: [PXL] OpenMouth PRO TEETH v1.3
Top: DRIFT Oakley Crop Shirt (New!)
Bottom: -tb- Metallic Glitter Shorts - Black
Shoes: fri. - Rebecca.Wedges (Teal)
Necklace: {Imeka} Kawaii Cloud Necklace {Silver} (The Dreamers Factory)
Friend: *MishMish* Candy Fluffz - Pink (The Dreamers Factory)
Pose/Seat: Flowey. Cone Thrones – Neapolitan RARE (The Dreamers Factory)

Donuts, anyone? There are plenty at the Atelier Kreslo Donut Festival waiting for you to gobble up! Or decorate with, as the case may be. I loved the selection and there are many to choose form. There are also these cute signs and dishes for free, too. It’s a small event and won’t take any time! Not to mention, lack of lag is a Godsend. Much like this donut-ish bun hairstyle from Truth. This is is found in a special pack at L’Amitie, a new event (or new to me). The bangs are fantastic and the bow is optional. 

| Look |

Skin: .tsg. Eun-Seo :: X tone :: NoBust :: NoBrow :: NT - Soft Body
Shape: !matte.020 (shape) MOD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Ocean (Kustom9)
Eye Brows: [Buzz] Talia Eyebrow - Black (Cosmetic Fair)
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper
Eye Liner: [KOOQLA] Liquid Eyeliner 01 (Cosmetic Fair)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Lala (L’Amitie)
Freckles: [Buzz]  Summer Speckles - Lil’ bit of Speckles!
Mouth: .Loud Mouth. - Alli & Vampire teeth
Gloss: [Buzz] Summer Crush Gloss - Grapeade (Cosmetic Fair)
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Top: [Deadwool] Nimes Denim Shirt - blue pois
Bottom: Emery Skirt Gothenburg Smoke
Earrings: LaGyo_Mary earring Flower Gold
Donut No. 1: Atelier Kreslo Festival:  Zen Zarco’s I <3 Donut (Donut Fest)
Donut No. 2: Atelier Kreslo Festival: Sway’s - Kitty (Donut Fest)
Pose/Sign: Atelier Kreslo Protest - I WAS PROMISED DONUT!

orange you glad on Flickr.

I know, I know, I’m on a bit of an orange neon kick lately and it has served me well! Olive’s hue is perfect and so different! Its well done with the wispy variations in it, making it perfect. It goes so well with Mishmish’s latest editions to my ever growing menagerie. This giraffe is like a big carnival toy, cute and massive and making me wonder where I can put him! Much like its munchkin bunny tiki friend. This little guy needs an outfit for me to wear like it as well, because it is just a riot to watch skip to and fro. I hope someone does that sort of post soon! Finally, Buzzeri has released a new set of lips and brows at the Cosmetics Fair. I really like their brows, full and with good depth so that it doesn’t look deliberately ‘drawn’. The lips are berrylicious with the perfect amount of fullness and glossy shine.

| Look |

Skin: -Glam Affair - Rose - Asia - Clean NB (New!)
Shape: !matte.020 (shape) MOD (NEW)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Midnight (Kustom9)
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper
Eye Brows: [Buzz] Talia Eyebrow - Dark Blonde (Cosmetics Fair)
Eye Liner: .Birdy. {Liner} 10
Hair: .Olive. the Izzy Hair - HUD 2 (Hair Fair)
Mouth: .Loud Mouth. - Alli with [PXL] OpenMouth PRO TEETH v1.3
Top: Emery Crop Top Feroe Grey
Romper: (fd) Overalls - Dark Denim
Necklace: LaGyo_Malika horn necklace (C88)
Friend No. 1: *MishMish* Baby Giraffe to hug - Original (C88)
Friend No. 2: *MishMish* Tiki Bunny B - on left shoulder (Seasons Story)
Pose: MARUKIN

nylon outrageous on Flickr.

Nylon Outfitters is an gem of a shop in SL that creates a vast amount of fantastic apparel and accessories, not to mention skins. Though with the ever hopping advancements in appliers and whatnot, I was wondering when they would jump on that bandwagon. Have no fear, here they are! The High Def Skins are beautiful and well thought out. There are four tones from ivory to coco, and it comes with an applier for the Slink Physique body, a browless version and a set of optional brows. I like that option because I have some brows I really enjoy from other designers and it creates a more unique look if I want. But the brows for these are realistic and nice, not too full, but long and elegantly shaped.

There are the usual hand, feet, breast, and loud mouth applier options that are sold separately. Also, there is a system and loud mouth set of lipsticks and an eye shadow pack available. I really like the eye shadows because they have socket definition that are sometimes lacking from other brands and while I like the monolid look, sometimes I want to pretend to have (because I’m lacking in RL) well defined eyes.

The tones and textures are realistic but what I really like is the hand drawn effect from Nylon. I love her art and style, so its hard not to enjoy these. I went with a bold lip because when I think of Nylon, I think of these big lush lips and some gapped teeth peeking out (not a RL interpretation, just from the art and ads I’ve seen and liked). You can demo these at the link below and doubt you will be disappointed!

Nylon Outfitters: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tableau/179/115/23

PS: The applier buttons are beautiful! I really appreciate it when people take time to put the details to work, even for something you make only use for a few moments at a time.

| Look |

Skin: (NO) High Def Skins - Ivory - #nomakeup (New!)
Shape: !matte.020 (shape) MOD (New!)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Honey (Kustom9)
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper
Eye Shadow: (NO) High Def Cosmetics - Eyeshadow - Nude with Eyeliner (New!)
Hair: .Olive. the Izzy II Hair - HUD 3 [Rigged] (Hair Fair)
Hairbase: /Wasabi Pills/ Hairbase - LONG - Wild honey
Mouth: .Loud Mouth. - Alli with [PXL] OpenMouth PRO TEETH v1.3
Lipstick: (NO) High Def Cosmetics - Loudmouth Applier - Blood Red (New!)
Dress: DRIFT Stellina Slip Dress [MESH] (The Fusion Dressing Room)
Pose: FLOWEY

a bride for life on Flickr.

I have never been one wanting to play the bride (even when I was one) and this was an accident, but Junbug’s dress just felt perfect and right in this beautiful wash of ivory. It goes so well with the Kallisto skin from Glam Affair, glowing with red lips. The hair from Lamb’s a beautiful retro look, the bangs turning it up a notch to make it more playful than puritan. Its fun to play the bride once in a while, and there are no pillowcase veils here!

| Look |

Skin: -Glam Affair - Kallisto - Artic 01 G (ROMP)
Shape: !matte.018 (shape) MOD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Midnight (Kustom9)
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper
Hair: + Lamb. Halo - Variety/Ombre/Eccentric (Hair Fair)
Teeth: [PXL] OpenMouth PRO TEETH v1.3 
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Dress: *{Junbug}* Nightingale [Ivory]
Headband: .random.Matter. - Lordis Headband - Gold
Ring: (Yummy) Butterfly Daisys - Purple
Pose: {Imeka}Luna-Pose Pack (Kustom9)

batty on Flickr.

When did so many events crop up? I feel as if there is a new one every day and while I don’t dislike that, I am having a difficult time keeping lindens in my purse! I guess there could be worse things. Junbug is hard at work, each event it seems there is a new outfit from them and this one, sadly I missed to display for Summerfest, but hopefully it will open in the shop soon. Isn’t it darling? A ‘tame’ gothic lolita and finally I can wear my batty shoes from TSG!

Random.Matter has out beautiful jewelry, I really am enjoying their releases lately. The same five metals but the gems are HUD changeable to a variety of colors for every occasion. And they have released this darkly georgous LM Gloss applier, too. Alchemy/Birdy has out at the Secret Affair some dreamy items; this glowing skin and delicate bracelet. It’s so girly and pink! Not pink are these Crystal eyes from Buzzeri, which are hauntingly beautiful and worth checking out.

Last, Matte’s released a new shape. It comes with the lips already formed for Loud Mouth and a shape with the normal system lips. Of course, these are both modifiable and can be found at the links below.

 !matte.demo.shapes: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/mattedemoshapes/5960942
 !matte.020 (shape) MOD: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/matte020-shape/6213994

| Look |

Skin: .Birdy. Dreamer Skin ~Pure~ (Bare) (Secret Affair)
Shape: !matte.020 (shape) MOD (NEW)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Ocean (Kustom9)
Eye Brows: [Buzz] Amelia Eyebrow - Dark Blonde
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper
Hair: Magika [Hair] Dreamy (New)
Mouth: .Loud Mouth. - Alli with Vampire teeth
Lipstick: .random.Matter. - Night Glosses - Blood (Loud Mouth Applier) (Cosmetics Fair)
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Dress: *{Junbug}* Sally Dress [Bow Tie]
Shoes: .tsg. Ruffle Platforms - SolidxBlack with Batty Wing
Bracelet: Alchemy - Dreams - Wrist R - Pink (Secret Affair)
Necklace: .random.Matter. - Lordis Collar v1 - Gold
Ring: (Yummy) Doughnut Ring
Pose: {Imeka}Luna-Pose Pack (Kustom9)

Rose - Glam Affair on Flickr.

| Look |

Skin: -Glam Affair - Rose - Asia 06 NB (New)
Shape: !matte.020 (shape) MOD (NEW)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Midnight (Kustom9)
Eye Brows: -Glam Affair - Rose - Universal Eyebrow 01 Brown (New)
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper+Lower
Freckles: [Buzz] Summer Speckles - Lil’ bit of Speckles! (Cosmetics Fair)
Hair: .Olive. the Nara Hair - HUD 2 [Rigged]
Teeth: [PXL] OpenMouth PRO Alpha Lips

city safari on Flickr.

LaGyo put out some pretty impressive pieces at this month’s Collabor88. My favorites are the clutches and the statement necklace. And what a statement indeed! For being so flash and elegant, it doesn’t feel overwhelming at all. It goes well with Mutresse’s romper and fri.day’s stylish but minimalistic shoes.

Essences has a gacha out Kustom9 of nine beautiful variations of the Alex skin. I am very pleased with the one I got, I always have had an affinity for bare faces in SL because I can use a ton of tattoo layers without hiding the creator’s work, but adding other creator’s enhancements. Last bit here, Lamb’s hair is always fantastic and I adore this short style. Not only is it messy cute, but the side attachement is optional so that you can have a shaved or bare scalp look.

| Look All |

Skin: Essences {Alex09} *medium01* brunette (Kustom9)
Shape: !matte.018 (shape) MOD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Arcane Eyes - Amber
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper+Lower
Eye Shadow: .random.Matter. - Aislinn Shadows v1 - Silver
Hair: + Lamb. Nothing - Rigged - Variety/Ombre/Eccentric with Hair Attachment (Hair Fair)
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Romper: …Mutresse… Ebele Romper (C88)
Shoes: fri. - Laura.Heels (Shadow) (C88)
Bag: LaGyo_Malika clutch White – Silver (C88)
Necklace LaGyo_Malika statement necklace Silver (C88)
Ring: (Yummy) Single Daisy - White
Pose: fri.day

every rose has thorns on Flickr.

I think I am getting caught up on SL after a week+ break. I might never do that again, you all do too much in that time for me to keep up! Regardless, I am always pleasantly surprised at what develops seemingly overnight in this virtual wonderland. Such as this whole outfit. When I was a teen (I’m so old now), there was a picture I cut out of InStyle Magazine that nearly looked just like this and after I put it together I was astonished at the memory floating to the surface.

Truth has outdone himself with this hair! The curls and trendy waterfall braid are beautiful and sweet, but the deep side part puts it on the edge and I really think that is what sets a lot of styles apart from being too saccharine. The fanastic make-up from La Malvada Mujuer helps a lot, too. That brand is always forward thinking and I really enjoyed this hot pink and spotted number. Loose enough to be effortless, but controlled enough not to overwhelm.

Much like Peqe’s rosy skirt. Each piece, the draping surpasses itself and I always think, “This is it! Never taking it off!” And then Peqe releases another one. That makes me think of random.Matter’s jewelry. The ever evolving bravura from this brand is marvelous to watch. I really, really like this finger claw and each metal (five in total I believe) is better than the last.


| Look All |

Skin: -Glam Affair - Summer skin - Asia 06 H
Shape: !matte.018 (shape) MOD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Arcane Eyes - Ice
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper+Lower
Eye Shadow/Make-up: La Malvada Mujer - My Pink N2/ full (Cosmetics Fair)
Lips: [PF] Lipstick - Shine (pink/teeth)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Xantheanne (New)
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Top: (fd) Spring Plunge Corset - Cream
Bottom: Peqe - Rose (Secret Affair)
Bracelet: .random.Matter. - Crowley Spiked Bracelet - Platinum (we<3RP)
Ring: (Yummy) Single Daisy - White
Ring No. 2: .random.Matter. - Crowley Finger Claw - Platinum (we<3RP)
Pose: (marukin) wildflowers (group gift)

hair fair 2014 : ohmai! on Flickr.

I am not talking for everyone, just most of you all, when I tell you I look forward most to Ohmai! at the Hair Fair, and subsequently Anya Ohmai’s hair fair blogs. I had a lot of time setting up the pictures for this post, mainly because my RL daughter helped me. She’s two and is in love with the birds in these styles (which come sans birds as well). After talking her down from wanting to get birds for her own hair, we got to work.

We tried every color in the impressive HUD (really, another wonderful part of the Ohmai package is the HUD, a work of art in itself) of hair color, accessory option, and bird colors. Now she runs by and looks at the laptop and yells, “BRING BIRD BACK!” before demanding Bubble Guppy games.

https://hairfair.wordpress.com/

| Look All |

Skin: [PF] Sora - Sugoi (blonde)
Shape: !matte.016 (shape) MOD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: Broken Glass - Marine
Eye Lashes: Essences - Eyelashes 04
Lips: [PF] Glossy Pout Lipstick - Nude Pink
Hair: !Ohmai Salon: Callia, Sopha, Eli, Newreem, Sue
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Top: B.C.C Love Is You T-shirt Baby Blue A
Glasses: flowey for Stories&Co. / Bubbly Googly Sunnies (Sunset)
Necklace: Amala - Pearl Drop Necklace - Gold
Ring: LaGyo_Malika triple ring Gold
Pose: FLOWEY

blonde ambition on Flickr.

Yeah. You guys. Hair Fair. Too much. Cannot stop changing wigs. All of these are amazing, well, most of the fair is amazing and I will never sort through it all and I will probably be perma-broke for a long time. Let’s just start with a few brands that are always staples in my inventory.

We’re going to move from top to bottom, main just because it’s alphabetical, too. Atomic has some very Lolita playful, don’t you think? I decided to go with blonde for all of these styles because there are many varieties of it and it felt sunny. The ties on two of the styles are changeable by a HUD and so are most the hairs you see here.

Blues is a new hair brand but by the talent from okkbye and just kidding. You know you will get styles that can run the gambit from sweet to sultry in a heartbeat. And if I am not mistaken, I believe there is an unrigged version in each pack for you all to toodledoo with it as well.

Due is not a new brand to the Grid but relatively new to me. These styles may seem similar, but each have subtle differences that are meant to be versatile for whatever mood you set. Not to mention, each comes with a hair accessory (though one is not pictured). I really liked the daisies, which is a cute flower child touch that I feel has been lacking this spring/summer season.

Fashionably Dead is all about the casually cool element that makes me dream of being Alexa Chung. I have always adored the way Toast does her bangs and the first style is no exception. If I wasn’t so round-faced in RL, I would be begging for someone to cut my bangs just like this. As it is, I’d look like that cat with a lime rind on its head – silly. Two options for the long and parted or the cute Betty Page-esque bangs. The last but with the mini-turban headband is on the top of my list for styles that come with accessories built it. The texture is spot on and so is the placement.

Olive has to be one of those brands you go to for shiny, happy hair. I don’t think I have ever put on a style from Olive and not wished for an animation to swish my hair around like a Herbal Essences commercial. The second style shown is very, very long and I only have so much space, but they are one of the brands that does the maxi-hair look and makes it work.

I have more to come at another time, but until then, get shopping!

https://hairfair.wordpress.com/

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