20Twenty: Milk Tea is ‘Just Darling’

Milk tea_001.jpgAnother stonking bargain courtesy of the November round of Twenty20 and it’s one for applier lovers everywhere, especially with a juicy 20% discount!

These stockings from MILK TEA are a real find; they come with matching pants and to the rear, just below the lace, are delicate little bows in matching fabric.  They’re super pretty and well worth your time checking out: as you can see they look pretty awesome when worn with this DEAD DOLLZ ‘Shierak’ cardigan and see through dress, available from the mainstore. I don’t usually go for anything white, but I couldn’t resist this.  It’s clean, bright and fresh and looks gorgeous with these stockings, don’t you think?  (Incidentally MILK TEA produced another favourite of mine recently too, a label well worth checking out!)

Because my look was already verging on the virginal I went for simple, side-swept hair in a red shade.  This is a free gift from the PREMIUM ONLY EVENT; the STATIC ‘Angelica’ hair in Red, and to complement it perfectly I teamed it with my favourite brows of the moment, NAR MATTARU’s ‘Power Brows’, also in Natural redhead.

This is a perfect look for chilling out in my skybox, which I’m getting ready for Christmas now.  That said, I couldn’t resist this TARTE ‘Lighted Tapestry’ in Berry from the birthday round (it’s a belter!) of THE FANTASY COLLECTIVE.  Here are all your details, happy shopping!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

SKIN: Zoul Creations ‘Gina’ (worn with ‘Teal Touch 03’ eyeshadow)

EYES: IKON ‘Ardent Eyes’ Pewter (S) (OLD GROUP GIFT)

EYEBROWS: Nar Mattaru ‘Power Brows’ (Pitch Black + brow highlight)

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

HAIRSTYLE: Static ‘Angelica’

DRESS: Dead Dollz  ‘Shierak’

STOCKINGS: Mint Tea ‘Just Darling’ (Mint Dots)

POSE: Get Bent ‘Model Walking’ (No longer available)

Summoning The Spirits…

All Hallows EveGetting pretty Kitty-desperate here, just what is a girl to do? I need an EPIC outfit for tonight! Time to get summoning up some serious inspiration.  Hang on, I need to look good to do that as well! GAH! OK, I’m going to throw on an old favourite skin from NAR MATTARU and some cracking eyeliner from MONS.  I’ll add the amazing ‘Martia’ dress by FISHY STRAWBERRY in what else but a demonic red, and I’ll add those Doutzen boots from ILLI, both from THE MESH BODY ADDICTS fair.  To finish an old fave hairstyle of mine, ‘Octavia’ by BURLEY and it’s time to summon those spirits…

Kitty Wears:

BODY: SLink Physique Original

SKIN: Nar Mattaru ‘Zoe’ (03)

EYES: IKON  Hope Eyes in ‘Crimson’

EYELINER: Mons ‘Black Eyeliner series – 9’ SALE AT MONS! ENDING SOON!

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

HAIRBASE: GAJA X Celebribase – Fran

HAIRSTYLE: Burley ‘Octavia’ (Dips)

DRESS:  Fishy Strawberry ‘Martia’ Dress – Passion Red MBA BI-MONTHLY EVENT

BOOTS:  Illi ‘Doutzen’ Boots (SLink fit) MBA BI-MONTHLY EVENT

Accessories:

PIERCING: Yummy – Spiked Septum (Gold)

HORNS  – Very old, no longer available, sorry!

POSE  – Elephante Poses – Witchcraft#1

LOTD: Marsala Mondays

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Sometimes Fifty Linden Friday throws up an absolute blinder of an item.  Over the years I’ve seen all kinds of absolutely brilliant bargains featured every week, and this Friday past was no exception when I TP’d into GLAM AFFAIR and purchased their latest offering at the bargain fifty linden price. ‘Katra’, as she is called, is an absolutely cracking skin, but not because of any particular make-up style or enhancements.  She’s actually pretty plain and almost boring really, but POW! does she make a cracking canvas to add colour to, as I hope the photographs featured with this post prove; ‘Katra’ is an absolutely beautiful skin.  There’s a reason AIDA EWING is one of the most popular skin designers in-world, and this skin serves as a firm reminder  of that fact.  ‘Katra’ was available  in the ‘Polar’ tone (which is about as pale as I’ll go when it comes to skins) and it doesn’t feature much facially other than a hint of blush swept across the cheekbones and some very simple shading to the eye.  However, once I threw my PXL Sweet Lips into the mix in a gorgeous shade of Crimson, and added some eye-liner then ‘Katra’ really seemed to come alive.   The base tone (when viewed in CalWL) has an almost translucent quality to it, and it looks beautiful across the entire body, not just the face.  This is a skin that wears very well indeed. I decided to adorn myself in the No Brow version of the skin which meant I could add my NAR MATTARU ‘Nova’ brows into the mix.  I’m really into changing the way my skins look by way of eyebrows and hairbases at the moment,  and these ‘Nova’ brows are an excellent addition to any inventory, offering a lovely sculpted shape that I would absolutely kill for in real life.  Thank goodness for Second Life, eh?

I’m still wearing my absolutely sensational ‘Emily’ hair from ACTION INKUBATOR at the moment too, and it will take nothing short of a miracle for me to wear a different style at the moment because  I’m way too in love with this style.  so instead of new hair, I added some new ears,  (Only in Second Life can you write a sentence like that!) with my chosen tabs being the latest version of the popular STEKING ears from MANDALA.

Mandala’s original STEKING ears were my very first mesh-ear purchase in-world and I recall at the time wondering if they would be worth it.  Many blog posts later I can confirm that yes, they were indeed worth every single linden because they were, and still remain, absolutely brilliant ears to sport in-world and just add that extra element of authenticity into the mix.  I have a number of pairs of mesh ears in my virtual box of delights nowadays and I really don’t feel virtually dressed without them.Snapshot_006

What’s different about this  latest STEKING release are the options that are included; you have the choice of human, pixie or full blown elf-ears along with piercings and best-of-all, tattoos.  Not just your common or garden tattoos either; these are full-colour and are either positioned along the main part of the ear, along the cartilage or at the very tip. It’s the tattoos at the tip that are particularly attractive and make these ears so striking however you choose to wear them.  In fact, if you’re a regular FLICKR viewer here’s a challenge for you – count how many store ads and modelling shots you see these featured in.  That’s how I discovered them myself.  (They are pretty ubiquitous at the moment  BUT please don’t let that put you off purchasing them. There’s often a reason something becomes so popular in Second Life that everyone you see seems to own it and that’s because said item is so well-made that you’d be foolish not to indulge!)

So onto my actual outfit which  this rather adorable dress from MUKA.  It’s incredibly simple but well-shaped and *just* qualifies as a dress (although you can add a denim skirt/shorts underneath with ease).  You know, I’m turning into my mother, I really am, because when I first saw this I was convinced it was a top, rather than a dress.   (Another example? OK well there’s a cracking denim skirt at this round of KUSTOM 9 but my first instinct when I saw it was to scoff “Skirt? SKIRT? Bloody belt more like!” I’m blaming such a reaction on age…) Anyway, top or dress it doesn’t really matter because it fits well (I used the bespoke Maitreya fit included in the pack) and looks very pretty too.

I raided my inventory jewellery box for something that would work with my look in a relaxed manner, and found the ‘Savannah’ bracelets from the ever-amazing MAXI GOSSAMER were just the ticket.   Around my neck I’ve added this absolutely outstanding ‘Spirit Animal’ necklace from ATOMIC at COLLABOR88.  I’m wearing the owl design because cats for some mad reason aren’t included but fortunately for me owls are my other favourite animals (Great Greys in particular, I love their massive moon-like faces) after my feline obsessions.

To finish I elected to add some body art and to that end I’m sporting an astonishingly awesome leg tattoo that would surely make even Cheryl Cole wince.  This absolute beauty of a body art piece is from RECKLESS and is actually an old group member gift. I love it when brands offer their group members treats such as this one; it really makes joining a group worthwhile and definitely makes you feel that as a customer you’re held in high regard…
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..which is evidently what Gospel Voom must think judging by the absolute stormer of a group gift he’s bestowed upon us this month.    His ‘Skull Chain Sandals’ have proved to be a real hit in-world and it’s not hard to see why; they’re beautifully crafted and absolutely worth your time zooming in and out in a shoe-loving frenzy.  They’re so bloody pretty!  Like all of Gos’s footwear releases  these  shoes look so real that it feels like you could reach into your monitor and pick them up.  They’re beautifully styled and the small skull is incredibly well detailed for its size.  And just when you think it couldn’t be any better these shoes are gifted to us in the sensational ‘Marsala’ shade, which is the Pantone colour of 2015, don’tcha know. (If you follow that link it will take you to a page that displays colour pairings for the Marsala shade-handy when you’re looking to match something fantastic with these shoes, and trust me they deserve nothing less!)

I love it when a look comes together, and I do think this one is rather special.  What do you think Kitty Readers?

Basic Look:

Skin: GLAM AFFAIR – Katra – Polar – August NB

Eyeliner: NAR MATTARU Zoe Makeups (Eyes) Liner

Brows: NAR MATTARU Nova Brows (High) Black

Hair Base: GAJA X Celebribase – Fran

Ears: MANDALA ‘Steking-Season 5’

Eyes: NAR MATTARU Just The Basics : Green

Lashes: HUSH Lashes – Flirt (bottom)

Lips: [PXL] Sweet Lips  v1.4

Mesh Body, hands and feet: MAITREYA ‘Lara’ V 3.4

Outfit:

Hairstyle: ACTION INKUBATOR ‘Emily’

Dress:  MUKA Sophia – Peach – M

Shoes:  GOS Skull Chain Sandals – Marsala – [Maitreya]

Accessories:

Nose Ring: MONS  – Dreamer Septum Ring (style-4) black COLLABOR88

Bracelets: MAXI GOSSAMER – ‘Savannah’

Tattoo: RECKLESS – Joon II (Group Gift)

Necklace: ATOMIC ‘Spirit Animal’ – Owl COLLABOR88

LOTD: A Purple Kind Of Mood

A Purple Kind Of Mood..I’m in the kind of mood that would be described around my local area as having ‘Seen my arse’. It’s a quaint old saying that means you’re not a happy bunny.  The query would be, “What’s the matter with you-have you seen yer arse?” to which you would probably mumble some obscenity in reply, and skulk off meaning that yes, you had indeed seen what was implied and that you were most definitely in an absolute corker of a grump!

So what brings this not-quite-blue with sadness, and definitely-not-red with anger, but incredibly-purple-with-epic-arseness type mood to me? Windows bleeding 10, as it shall henceforth be known.  I naively thought that my previous issues were rectified but alas, they were not.

I’m having difficulties full-stop with my PC and logging into Second Life is becoming incredibly difficult.  It’s not just logging in but staying logged in too, which  means  that blogging so far this week has been nigh on impossible.  I can’t sustain my in-world status and I wish there was some sort of virtual Viagra to cure what ails me.  Sadly there isn’t, and until a proper fix appears on the wibbly, wobbly, interwebz I’m going to have to suffer my affliction as best I can, and those around me will be cursed to endure my somewhat lilac shade of temper.

Which brings me to my LOTD.  I had to do something quick yet satisfying so rummaged in my inventory to see what I could find, and I found undies! Glorious, lovely undies that are both incredibly sexy to look at and incredibly funky too.  These are the ‘Delice’ lingerie separates from ERRATIC for the latest round of COLLABOR88 and they’re an absolute must-have item. They’re super pretty and if you zoom in they stand up to close scrutiny very well; with great shape, texture and colour working harmoniously together.  They’re available in both print and plain and I’ll be cavorting around my skybox in these for a while to come! (I’m wearing the thong in this shot, the set includes a fuller pant with suspenders and stockings that looks equally sensational).

I teamed my underwear with some new hair,  (I’ve spent a bloody fortune on hair recently; people need to stop making amazing hairstyles and releasing them!) and this style is from ACTION INKUBATOR.  I spotted their ad in one of the groups on FLICKR, and off I went.  I haven’t worn bobbed hair in an absolute aeon in world and although this ‘Emily’ hairstyle isn’t quite a bob it has similarities in shape and in particular the way that it frames the face, so it sort of qualifies. I really love it, and although it’s a tad pricier than styles from  other leading hair brands  the satisfaction I get from wearing it more than negates the cost. Besides, I had to have it because I look sodding amazing in it.

I finished my look with my ‘Tombstone’ tattoo from WHITE WIDOW, a lovely, simple black nose ring from MONS @ COLLABOR88 and a little black bow collar from BOOM that I’ve had for yonks yet always works wonders for hiding unsightly neck seams when things aren’t quite rezzing in the way that you want them to.

Last but not least I’ve thrown on an old favourite skin of mine, ‘Zoe’ by NAR MATTARU which always makes me sing THIS when I wear it.  Jade Glazner’s skins, along with Shantia Soulstar’s, are in my opinion some of the best out there on the grid and are often over-looked in favour of the more well-known brands. They have an edge to them that’s hard to put into words but they do suit the alternative, darker scenes incredibly well.  Also, this skin is over a year old now and it hasn’t dated at all;  it still has a fresh feeling to it and has proven beyond doubt that it can stand up to repeated wearing and will serve me well long into the future I’m sure.  I’ve added some slender brows and some beautiful eyes, also from NAR MATTARU to finish my look and I have to confess, I’m not nearly feeling quite so purple as I was when I started.  But boy does this colour suit me or what?

Kitty Wears: 

Basic Look:

SKIN: NAR MATTARU  ZOE Tone 03 +  Zoe Makeups (Eyes) Liner

BROWS: NAR MATTARU  Nova Brows (High) Black

EYES: NAR MATTARU ‘Just The Basics’ Green (NEW)

EARS: AITUI Gen 4 ‘Heart Plugs’

LASHES: HUSH LASHES ‘Flirt’

TATTOO: WHITE WIDOW  ‘Tombstone’ Women

MESH BODY + APPENDAGES: MAITREYA  Mesh Body – Lara V3.4

Hair:

HAIRBASE: GAJA Celebribase – Fran

HAIRSTYLE: ACTION INKUBATOR HAIR ‘Emily’

Clothing:

CHOKER: BOOM Precious Bow Choker (neck) pitch

LINGERIE: ERRATIC ‘Delice’ (Purple) Maitreya COLLABOR88

SEPTUM RING: MONS Dreamer Septum Ring Style 4 COLLABOR88

Poses:

Selection from Bounce This Poses – Mega Pose Pack

Windlight – Calwl

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NB: I can’t stay logged in long enough to fully update this shopping list with links, bear with me and I’ll update it as soon as I am able, until then, search is your friend!