One of my all-time favourite colours is green. All shades of green. Well, maybe not mint green. But otherwise, bring it on! So today is green-inspired! I am wearing LeLUTKA‘s Sasha, with Moccino‘s Estella skin, which is out right now for one of the many weekend sales! I love these sales to try out new skintones which I usually don’t invest in, but here I kept to myself with the skin in Porcelain, which is Velour body skin compatible. My eyes are from Avi-glam, Sincere, currently available at Access and my hair is from Studio Exposure, Sunday Best. How accurate! The green sweater, I picked up at Cosmopolitan, and it’s from Shifuku.
I did my hair with S-club‘s Sara -out at Access– and since I fatpacked, it also came with these pretty hoops! I swapped my comfy sweater for Ison‘s Haylie blazer and the turtleneck is part of that (you can hide it if you want the cleavage to show). Keeping it green, I picked Dernier‘s Hwasa eyeshadow, and I kept my lips neutral with Nuve‘s Hannah lipstick
Ready to go, i put on the Zoey jeans from Ison (fits perfectly under the blazer) and KC Couture‘s Kissa pumps, which come in a plethora of colours. Grabbed the doggy purse with Jian‘s adorable Bichon Frisee which was part of a collab between Jian and Blueberry.
Today’s base is Sally, the new skin from The Skinnery and LeLUTKA’s Irina head. I feel Irina is a bit difficult to love for a lot of people. because she has strong features, which makes her look harsh easily, but I adore her. It does require some shaping to make her work for me, but hey, when you have a good base shape and you make a copy of it before you start working on it to make it fit another head (or body for that matter), you can never really eff up! The only additional layer I am wearing here, is the subtle undereye blush that comes with Sally. Today’s hair is Gemini from Exile, and it has this interesting styling option of short bangs or longer fringes, which really makes it 2 styles for 1 price really! Wearing the bangs version here in the clean pic! I woke up in the Retro Road shirt from Fashionably Dead. I have been a fan from Toast Bard’s creations ever since my very first beginnings in SL, and she still does not disappoint with her leisurely cute style!
For makeup, I went with Alaskametro today. Both my eyeshadow Dara and lipstick Ozone are hers. Eyes and lashes today are out of the LeLUTKA box, belonging to the default equipment Irina comes with. And here you see Exile‘s Gemini hair in the other style, with the loose fringes
My outfit is a mix from Ison‘s Haley ribbed pullover, and Tres Blah‘s Tweed skirt. Just like Sally and Gemini, these items are available at this month’s Collabor88. My boots and purse are from DDL, and if you run, you will still find them discounted from last weekend’s sale!! Oh and since it’s getting colder, I went and bought some new tights from Vannies on the marketplace. Good tights are hard to come by. I wish more creators would make them. Stay-ups a plenty, but I truly hate it when, in a regular not provoking outfit, the garter is visible. So a huge thank you to Vannies for making these!
sometimes you wonder what is underneath it all. What remains of us when we peel all the layers of civilization away. What is beyond the facade of our societal mask, our human veneer? Well in the case of Marierose, the new skin from Glam Affair, she’s covering -but only barely- a beautiful, golden android. I started out today with Ora, by LeLUTKA and Glam Affair‘s Marierose and to obtain the look above, I added Dernier‘s Trophy metallic body in gold, as well as Nylon Outfitters’ Secret Robot Halloween makeup, also in gold. My eyes are Avi-Glam, Glory eyes from pack no. 6.
With my bionics covered, and a fair amount of body paint, I definitely look more human though, and definitely a Golden Girl, though not by age. The major change, body paint aside, are the lenses from Avi-Glam‘s Glory eyes, pack 4, with the gorgeous little specks of gold in it, combined with Michan‘s Mayhem lashes. And of course the luscious wig by Truth, called Unravel, in a rich golden blonde. For make up, I put on the Marierose B skin from Glam Affair, which has the darker brows, and the face shadows 40% which also come with the skin. My eyeshadow is by Top1Salon, from the Oily 3 pallette and I also used a little nose contour by Jack Spoon, Biba 4. Speaking of Jack Spoon, my lip gloss is also theirs, a collab with Miura, who made my Eos lip jewel. The pretty little gold foil freckles are a group gift from Alaskametro, a brand which has been around forever, and it still relevant. Alaska makes some gorgeous make ups and skins, and she’s one of the most generous creators too. A brand I am always happy to support!
Last but not least, for my dress, I went back to Dernier, wearing the gold sequined Zoe dress, and Gos’ Charlene pumps, also in gold. My only other piece of jewelry is the Johanna bracelet from Kunglers.
I don’t care that you can nowadays get your pumpkin spice latte already when it’s barely September, Pumpkin season for me is between mid-October and November. One might argue from before Halloween through Thanksgiving, but me being Dutch, we don’t celebrate either. I do however love pumpkin, both the taste of oven-roasted pumpkin, drizzled with some olive oil, thyme and a bit of coarse salt and the rich deep orange hues they come in
So pumpkin became the base of my look for today, I am wearing LeLUTKA‘s Briannon head today, which I love for its youthful features and I am pairing it with Avarosa‘s Max skin. The browless version, because today’s brows are from Dazed, I am wearing their Somber eyebrows in ginger AND light brown, because combined they have a bit more definition than apart. I am also wearing Avarosa’s freckles, which came with the Max skin, and they are so lovely and soft! My eyes are from Avi-Glam, Wonder Eyes from pack no.2, and my lashes are my usual default LeLUTKA lashes. I’m also sporting a lovely little chin dimple today from Izzie’s.
My hair is Paty, from Doux and I am wearing Fashionably Dead‘s Long Baggy Cardigan while deciding what makeup to put on to get ready to leave the house.
I didn’t touch my base today, but I added some contouring from Dotty’s Secret, the blended contour 50% nr. 2 to be precise, and also the BOM eyeshadow is from Dotty’s Secret, Lane 5. On top of it, I am wearing, also by Dotty’s Secret, one of the Liners Vol 1, in Lelutka EvoX HD. For my lipstick, I went Surgarose, picking a fiery red from the Poppy palette. Clothes today are all by COCO Design. I am wearing the white top from crop top and skirt set and over that, the Teddy Fur jacket in a warm brown hue. I’m in for a good pair of jeans any day, and I love these Wide Leg Ankle jeans because they let me show of my KC Couture Dasia boots so well! In my ears today, I am wearing the light gold Monies earrings by ZOOM
it’s well past noon and I am still in bed. I’ve been napping, rewatching old episodes of The Crown before the new season will air, enjoyed a homemade latte macchiato and a cracker with some slightly aged actual Gouda, which is a whole lot different from the stuff marketed abroad as Gouda, but which has little or nothing to do with the famous Dutch cheese, and so my day is slowly passing. In SL, I have been playing with Nuve‘s new skin Hannah, which is -again- gorgeous. I used the browless version and added the blonde eyebrows from the eyebrow pack, because I don’t feel like going too dark today and I added a little under-eye shadow by Izzie’s because yeah well, I always have that in RL as well, and while my pixel self doesn’t quite look like my RL self, I do like to have some things in common. My hair base with the hair clip is by Studio Exposure, called Doin’Time and I’m wearing all of it on LeLUTKA’s Avalon head with the Influence unisex nose deformer lvl 1. Today’s eyes come from the leLUTKA HUD and I tossed on a quick tank top by Red Girl over my WeArH0uSE basic bra, which is a staple in my wardrobe. I feel BOM undies are seriously underrated. I love wearing them and mesh undies are notoriously hard to wear under other mesh clothing. Not everybody likes to go commando all the time!
But as with everything, nothing lasts forever, so at some point I will have to get up, take a shower and in this case do something as mundane as receive the groceries I have ordered yesterday. So while I mentally get ready for that, I have started with Grazia already. Nothing too fancy today, as Nuve’s Hannah is flawless to begin with, but a little light make up, and something a bit more dressy for the rest of the day will be nice
Ok, more dressy is relative. I picked up this Environment blazer set at Technofolk, and yup, I definitely need my bra to keep it PG! I have my hair a quick brush and it transformed into Doux‘Iki and for my makeup, I stuck with Nuve‘s Hannah Eyeshadow nr9 and lipstick nr1.
The Technofolk blazer comes with a really comfortable set of trousers as well, and I paired them with Semller‘s worn canvas low tops with floral embroidery. This will have to do for today! After all, Sundays are for doing nothing!
Well hello there! The other day Facebook reminded me of the existence of this little blog of mine, where I focus on skins, make up and hair, and I figured, as the days get shorter, and the temperatures go down, I might as well give it another go here, as I am still taking lots of pics of skins and post them to my flickr, and insta. But those are usually the finished looks, including some makeup and layers, and what I really like is also to show you guys the blank canvas, and what you can achieve with SL makeup and layers. And of course, it’s my way of supporting the awesome creators who always provide us with some new stuff we want!
So before I reboot this, I would like to make two caveats. I am SUCH a LeLUTKA girl. I love their work, how they model their heads and the ease of use of their HUD. I might occasionally branch out to another head, but don’t expect a lot of that here, as pretty much all my makeup and layers and skins are bought for LeLUTKA. Caveat 1: yes, I am on LeLUTKA‘s blogotex. I have free access to their releases and I love the Lelus for their generosity and our long ass relationship which goes all the way back to the early days of SL. Caveat 2: the same goes for Glam Affair. You may remember that at some point I worked as their CSR and I have been on their bloggers & friends list forever. These two brands however are the only ones I am affiliated with. All other heads, skins and make-ups you will see on this blog, I have bought with my own money because I love them!
That out of the way, look at this day’s mug shot.
This is my typical straight-out-of-bed SL look. Hair in a messy bun, whisps from Angel Eyes messy 7 hairbase all over my forehead, and in dire need of some serious moisturizing. Today’s head is Kaya, by LeLUTKA of course, and my eyes are Conviction‘s Skylar eyes. Their highlights are not SUPER realistic, but the overall effect is fresh and awake. Yes, coming to think of it, I might well have had my first caffeine of the day for this pic. My lashes are also by LeLUTKA, they come in the HUD and they are my favourite natural-looking lashes
The skin I am working with is by Eudora Beauty, called Olympia and I added some light blemishes from Izzie’s to add to the out-of-bed look. Also, and this is relatively new, Influence has made some facial deformers, I am wearing both their unisex nose deformer lvl 1 as well as their recently released cheeks deformer lvl1, which just adds that little extra chisel to my otherwise very soft Kaya face.
When at home, I rarely dress up, so today I am wearing Tres Blah‘s Tattered sweater, which is a perfect example of a jersey loved to death that you won’t throw away until it’s worn to its last thread and a not specified pair of pajama shorts.
And there we go, All dolled up! I picked out a new hair from Wings, ER1030, and added a little extra darkness to the greyish-black from the variety HUD. I switched the Olympia skin with brows for the eyebrowless version and added the black Selene brows from Nuve for a more groomed look. I love that Nuve, whenever they release a new skin, they also always have a dedicated eyebrow pack. I wear these a lot, because Nuve‘s brows seriously rock.
For makeup, I went with the Biba kit blush 1 from Jack Spoon. Another one of my favourite makeup creators. and I did my eyes with the new Mercurial eyeshadow from Warpaint. I added some Scha lashes from Anice, a creator relatively new to me, but dang, their lashes are to die for! So that makes for a pretty dramatic eye. I’m contrasting it with a relatively demure lipstick from Identity Faces from the all lipstick Woman collection. It’s a pretty bold look for daytime makeup, but it’s not over the top I think.
Et voilà Ready to go! I am wearing Just Because‘s Sally Sweater dress, which is perfect for these cooler days, with a pair of Ayden chunky boots from Gos and DDL‘s brown Sun purse. My necklace, the finishing touch in this outfit is the Sakura Three Chains necklace from Dark Mouse
Let me know in the comments what you think! I appreciate your feedback! Any makeup stores I absolutely need to check out?