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’

MBA: Looks to make you go ‘WOW’!

Anubis_003More MBA BI-MONTHLY goodies to share gang.  First up, check out this bloody lovely skin from WOW SKINS.  To be honest, I don’t tend to wear many skins other than my beloved AMARA BEAUTY ones these days so it has to be something very special to make me want to change.

This WOW SKIN is definitely worth my time though; it’s called ‘Mimi’ and I’m wearing her in tan.  The CATWA applier that I’m sporting is simply sublime; a gorgeous, lustrous lip and slim arched brow offer  great  facial definition, and the tone is evenly and expertly applied across my Maitreya bod.  The applier HUD is neat and offers three brow shades along with a no brow option, and there are five eye makeup options included too.  I’m incredibly taken with it, as I’m sure you can tell!unseemly_003Moving on to my outfit and I’m absolutely loving this ABSOLUT VENDETTA ‘Liloo’ Yoga Top. This is an easy to wear wardrobe essential; add jeans or a skirt and it will look great however you style it. It’s shaped really well and I love the ribbon tie at the back; it’s very nicely modelled and looks realistic. The top is actually three parts: the main body, then there are the bra straps and the centre of the bra – these can all be coloured separately and you can wear without the bra should you so wish.  against the thigh. I’ve had a lot of fun testing out colour options on this, but I’ve opted for the orange because it always looks so effective against denim blue, and that’s the colour of the shorts I’ve dressed it with.  These shorts are from  SORBET.  These are pretty simple fayre, and denim shorts are ten-a-penny in SECOND LIFE but these stand out because of the graceful scalloped edge that sits neatly against the thigh.  I’ve added some of my favourite accessories to create a lovely look for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

If you’re curious about my surroundings this is the SCARLET CREATIVE and TARTE treats that were featured in the inaugural LUXEBOX.  I’m incredibly pleased with mine and will talk about it some more over the next few posts!

KITTY WEARS: 

(Picture 1)

All items as below except Hair is ‘Marion’ MINA from HAIROLOGY

Bra is by ERRATIC. 

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SKIN: WOW ‘MIMI’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in Tan MBA BI-MONTHLY

EYES: IKON ‘Triumph’ eyes in Storm

EARS: MANDALA ‘Steking’ – Season 5

BODY: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

HAIR: RUNAWAY HAIR ‘Mona’ Ombres & Roots  Available from WE❤ ROLEPLAY 

TOP: ABSOLUT VENDETTA ‘Liloo’ Yoga TOP+BRA  MESH BODY ADDICTS BI MONTHLY 

SHORTSSORBET  Short Festonne [Classique] MBA BI-MONTHLY

ACCESSORIES: YUMMY Chunky Crystal – Purple and Pentagram Pendant – Gold – Purple
KUNST  – Septum Keeper (right)

Pose is !Bang – Stand 554 (m)

 

Mesh Body Addicts – Yoga Practise

Yoga_002Sundays, a day of rest and relaxation.  Well, for some of us, like my cat Mylo in the background it’s definitely a day to be chill.  Me? I’ve put on some relaxing tunes and I’m throwing down some yoga moves in style!

MESH BODY ADDICTS is back and personally I think it’s the best round yet, with some fabulous fashion from formal to casualwear, which is what I’ve opted for here. These fantastic Sunday separates are from CYNFUL, which is one of those brands that seems to have been around forever in Second Life, but still manages to grow from strength to strength.  That’s because the quality of the items they sell never ceases to amaze.  I mean,

The items I’m wearing here are the pretty simple (and perfectly titled)  ‘Lazy About’ top and sweatpants, yet they’re textured to perfection (check out the crease-shading on the top, oosh!) and you can even change the colour of the drawstrings and eyelets on the pants via HUD.  I’ll get a LOT of wear out of these items; worn together they’re super casual yet the top would look great with denim (jeans or skirt, no matter) and the bottoms will look mighty fine with all kinds of tees and sloppy jumpers.

The pants are low-riders which means you can see my underwear which is from LUXURIA at ROMP. I have an affinity for all things Japanese, so seeing the Sakura blossom pattern on this lingerie meant I obviously had to have it, and like all LUXURIA pieces it fits like a dream and looks beautiful too. (It’s odd but I actually don’t like my avatar to not wear underwear; any other readers find themselves doing the same?)yoga 2_002Last but not least let me give a shout-out to another awesome event that has just started, and that is HAIROLOGY.  There are some utterly fantastic styles on show this round.

A couple really caught my eye too; both by PR!TTY   Problem is, I tried the demos for both but neither fit my mesh head properly, and being a mesh-head noob I’m not sure how to rectify that (any ideas?). Don’t let that put you off trying them out though, I’ve started to really enjoy wearing longer hairstyles over the past 12 months and both of these are incredibly sweet.

As  you can see I opted for short and sharp while I busted my asana on the yoga mat; this style is called ‘Natia’ by AMACCI and I really love the shape of the cut.  It frames the face incredibly well, starting short on the right hand side, but with a feeling of being swept through before it reaches the left hand side where it’s left long and full and covers the eye. It’s super feminine and an absolute joy to wear.

Blimey, three events in one blog post! I have to say there is some cracking retail therapy to be had in-world at the moment, but you definitely shouldn’t give MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY, ROMP*  or HAIROLOGY a miss!

*Especially if you don’t know what ‘Figging’ is.  I didn’t and  I now consider myself educated..

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’ HUD 1.3 (worn with GLAM AFFAIR ‘Laura’ applier, Asia tone)

EYES: IKON Triumph Eyes – ‘Dusk’

HAIRSTYLE: Amacci ‘Natia’ HAIROLOGY

TOP: Cynful ‘Lazy About’ Top – Dark Grey MBA EVENT

BOTTOMS: Cynful ‘Lazy About’ Sweatpants – Dark Red MBA EVENT

UNDERWEAR: Luxuria ‘Sakura’ ROMP

Poses provided by BAZAR ‘Toronto Yoga Mat’ and GOS ‘Pose Pouffe-Tan’