SKIN OF THE WEEK: ‘Daisy’ by Amara Beauty@4MESH

Another week, another belter of a skin from AMARA BEAUTY.  This time it’s a skin called ‘Daisy’, a rather lovely name if you ask me, and it’s a perfect choice for this beautiful skin. What I like particularly on this skin is the brow: a strong uniform shape that’s bold and goes against the current trend of tapered brows. It works incredibly well, making for a strong, distinctive face whichever CATWA head you choose to wear (I’m sporting tone 4 on ‘Catya’, along with the MAITREYA ‘Lara’ mesh body).

As always there are no issues here with shading across the body and ‘the bits that matter’ because let’s face it, there never is with AMARA BEAUTY skins.  Shantia has become adept at producing some of the best skins in SECOND LIFE and they make an absolutely perfect base for make-up appliers.  I think they work particularly well with the PINK FUEL makeup palettes and highly recommend them.

(Oh and just in case you’re wondering the lingerie I’m wearing is the group gift for this month from BLACKLACE lingerie.  It’s their ‘Starlight’ set in a stunning azure blue, and my hair is by LIMERENCE, ‘Kim’ in Ombres from HAIROLOGY)

Daisy Catwa Skin Applier: 12 tones available,  850L each. 5 different brow colours included from pale to dark, plus no brow option. 

Purchase from 4MESH until 1st October. 

PS The keen-eyed amongst you will spy that I’m using the same pose that I used a few blog posts back..shock! Horror! Can’t help it, I love it, it’s by VIRTUAL DIVA but I cannot for the life of me recall where I got it from! It must have been an event because I don’t see any classified store listings in the creator, Angels Kristan’s profile. Anyway, for what it’s worth it’s called ‘VD-Wild-4’

Sunday Sublime

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A sublime Sunday indeed, especially because of the AMARA BEAUTY ‘Amelia’ skin that I am wearing in this snap. It’s beautiful, and I love it.  This is the first skin I’ve tried of hers that features an optional freckles layer, that is accessible via the HUD.  I very rarely bother with freckles or moles in Second Life ( I figure I have plenty in my real one) but I may have to keep these on because they’re so neat.

Shantia is REALLY making fantastic HUDS for her skins; this one features an absolute plethora of lip colours, along with some very pretty eyeshadows and all the brow options INCLUDING the ability to tint them yourself.  Oh yes, and there’s the freckle layer I mentioned before too.

Oh, another thing, this applier is for CATWA (hence my wearing it) BUT it’s for the ‘Candy’ head, which I don’t have.  I took a gamble therefore and used it on my ‘Gwen’ head, and I think the results speak for themselves! I’m not wearing any make-up, just the base layer skin with dark brows in ‘Beige’ tone.  Shantia always makes great brows and these frame the face  perfectly, but there is a no brow option should you fancy something different. (If you check out my previous blog post you’ll see I’m wearing the same skin but with different brows; it looks very effective and just as good, but in a stronger, more defined way.)

Amelia is available at the AMARA BEAUTY mainstore.  Here’s your taxi!

Dancing On My Own

Waiting..Make no mistake guys and gals, March is going to be a BIG month.  First of all, we’ve got the first THE ARCADE round of 2016, and the previews suggest that it is going to be an absolute belter. Then we have SKIN FAIR 2016, which I’m incredibly excited by, and that’s just TWO of the events that will be depriving us of our hard earned cash!  This all means of course that I have to be very careful with my pennies, so I’m trying to refrain from shopping as much as possible at present.  This isn’t easy, especially when you consider I haven’t even made it into UBER yet, and virtual shopping for me is very much an itch that I have to scratch, often!waiting_007So cheap and cheerful was on the cards for me today. I wanted to try and replicate the monochromatic colour trend that’s doing the rounds at the moment. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s when you have the same colour on eyes, lips and nails. It’s a very uniform look, and when it’s done correctly it’s rather beautiful. Problem was, I didn’t want to spend an absolute shit ton on new skins or appliers for my LELUTKA ‘Stella’ head. Not to worry, I found exactly what I was after at DEESSES, which is firmly becoming an absolute favourite of mine for all things applier. For the princely sum of L$99 each i purchased the ‘Fleek’ eyeshadow palette, and the ‘Sexey’ lip palette and applied them to my mush. Et voila, monochromatic marvellousness without too many Lindens spent and how professional do my chops look? I think I look bloody beautiful! Of course, it helps that skin I am sporting, (DEETALEZ ‘Jolie’ Lelutka head applier and European tone Maitreya Lara body  applier)provide the perfect base, but you can’t fail to be impressed by the finished look. I’m also sporting a freebie in this picture too, the glorious ‘Hanky Panky’ lingerie set from BLACKLACE. I’ve been wearing this brand of virtual lingerie for absolutely donkey’s years and they continue to go from strength to strength. They’re also very generous with the group gifts too, as this set proves. I’m wearing it on my virtual booty courtesy of the Omega applier system, and it’s very swish indeed. It’s sheer , so you get a delicious hint of what lies beneath..naughty then, but not too OTT, although the stockings and suspenders really take it up a level. I’m really into my virtual undies at the moment with  DEAD DOLLZ, MILK TEA and of course,  BLACKLACE being real favourite brands of mine so I’m often to be found dancing around my skybox in my almost naked on a rainy Saturday afternoon… Anyway, TL;DR: You don’t need to spend a fortune to look good. Check out your groups for gifts like this one, and hit up places like DEESSES for appliers that can really make all the difference to your look! Enjoy!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.5

HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’ HUD 1.3 (worn with DeeTaleZ ‘Jolie’ Lelutka head applier and European body applier)

EYES: IKON  ‘Triumph’ eyes– Dusk

HAIRSTYLE: +Elua+ ‘Jaycee’ (Ombre Basic)

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ V. 3

LINGERIE – Blacklace ‘Hanky Panky’ Beige Vintage Set GROUP GIFT

SHIRT – The Sugar Garden ‘Master’s Shirt’

SEPTUM RING: .ARISE. Calla Septum / Black_Gold

ENGAGEMENT RING: Cae ‘Cherish’

I have NO IDEA what to wear for Halloween…

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There’s *STILL* so much to do before Halloween, can you believe it’s finally here?! I’m frantically trying to decide on my outfit but failing miserably; there’s just too much choice this year! So, while I try to perfect my look I’m chilling out in my skybox home, experimenting with various make-ups and hairstyles.   One thing I absolutely adore about my virtual home is my LARK dresser that is covered in TRES BLAH items from various rounds of THE ARCADE.  Of course, there are cats everywhere (how many can you spot in this snap?) along with jewellery and styling products galore.  It’s a very Kitty-bedroom!Rummaging around in my many boxes helped me to rediscover a favourite from last year; my Mona Halloween Lingerie from BLACKLACE.  Via the nifty miracle that are OMEGA APPLIERS I got to be able to wear this set on my MAITREYA body. Swit swoo huh?  Add my go-to NCORE boots in their Halloween edition and I could pretty much out go as is; except I can’t decide which BLACKLACE undies to sport seeing as they’ve dropped another group gift upon us which is just as snazzy..Halloween_003

..see what I mean? This is the ‘Maddy’ Halloween gift , and I’m wearing it in purple (orange is included as well, yay!)  I’m also sporting the second hairstyle available at the latest round of UBER from LITTLE BONES while I do the dance of ‘I’ve got nothing to wear’ around my bedroom as the cats stare at me in a bemused manner.

I still haven’t decided on my outfit for Halloween.

Kitty Wears:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

SKIN: Glam Affair Alice-America 04 NB

EYES: Ikon‘Charm Eyes’ (Brown)

BROWS: Just Magnetized ‘Diva Brows 03 – Brunette’

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ Series 5

LIPS: PXL Sweet Lips

HAIRBASE: Gaja x Celebribase – Fran

JEWELLERY:   Cae ‘Eerie’ Necklace – Available on SL Marketplace HERE  and Yummy ‘Spiked Septum’ (Gold)

Picture one credits:

HAIRSTYLE: Little Bones ‘Luna’ (M) UBER SL

UNDERWEAR: Blacklace ‘Mona’ Halloween Gift 2014

LIPSTICK: Adored ‘Pop Lips’ (Sweet Lips)

EYELINER: Adored ‘Cherry Bomb’ Winged liner (tintable)

BOOTS: N-Core ‘Alexandra’ Halloween Edition

POSE: Get Bent ‘Call Me fluffy One More Time I Dare You’ (No longer in-world, sadly)

Picture two credits:

HAIRSTYLE: Little Bones’Creme’ (L) UBER SL

UNDERWEAR: Blacklace ‘Maddy’ Halloween Gift 2015

LIPSTICK: Adored ‘Pop Lips’ (Sweet Lips)

EYELINER:Adored ‘Cherry Bomb’ Winged liner (tintable)

POSE: Kokolores – Lazin #1