One of the brands I always buy during the weekend sales is Technofolk. I love their style, even though it is very much not me. I rarely wear their stuff, but I’m in awe with their aesthetics and creativity! So today I decided I will go out in a Technofolk outfit!
However, I have started the day with Guapa‘s Sol skin (weekend sale) on LeLUTKA‘s Avalon head. My hair is by Lueur (also a weekend sale item) and I am wearing COCO Design‘s Ribbed sweater, which is ALSO a weekend sale item. Yet,I am not feeling cheap :D. When I say weekend sale, it can be any of the many. I lose track!
However, with a fierce Technofolk outfit, I felt I needed a fierce makeup, and Identity Faces happens to have out the Love Me collection for the weekend sales, and the smokey glittery eye and glossy burgundy lips are perfect, especially when I added a little contour by Dotty’s Secret (Blended 2, 50%). Quite a difference, eh?
And there we are. 1:100 children are psychopaths? Sounds reasonable when you look at the amount of psycho (and socio-) paths in the world. I think it may actually be a little more!
So all items are by Technofolk here, from the coat and the shirt, to the pants and the harnesses. Only my Lena ankle boots, which you can’t see here, but fit the look very well, are from Gos
Christmas sweaters, yes! But I can’t get myself to buy ugly ones, despite the prizes at work for the “best” ugly christmas sweater! I’ll just pass on the free voucher, and buy my stuff!
But this one from Sorumin is actually cute, not ugly! With the bow on the front, I look like a gift. A really good gift if I may say so myself! I wouldn’t mind showing up in the office like this. I mean, I would not win the prize, but I’d feel good!! I’m wearing it here with Erratic‘s Kamryn pants and Gos‘Lena ankle boots. My Sun purse is from DDL, and my earrings are the Santa Inc giftie from Michan!!
For my face, I went with Nuve’s Regina skin on LeLUTKA‘s Avalon head. My hair is from Dura, NA23 and i bought it as TMD. it’s officially a guy hair, but I have never cared for that, it’s unrigged, so I can easily resize it to fit my girly head! For make up I went with Goreglam for both my lips and eye makeup. Aurora is the eyeshadow, and it comes in a set of lovely hues, and the lip balm is called Sonatine. Both are currently out at Santa Inc. This is also where I picked up my lashes from Michan and my eyes are Moonshine, by Avi-Glam. Still among my favorites because they make you look so soft, with the dilated pupils.
No worries, it’s purely about the lights in these pics. It’s dark and I love to work with blue light, because it gives that, je ne sais quoi of gloom without being downright depressing, if that makes sense? I have been over The Arcade for years now. I remember the days I would go SO broke trying to get those coveted gacha rares, but to be honest, I have also always hated gachas and I felt that in general interest in the event was dwindling long before the ban on gachas. Those insanely talented creators who would made amazing sets that would keep you playing until you literally had no L$ balance left, they left the event long ago, and nowadays, yeah… nah… not really. However…. when I saw that one of my favourite skinners, Amara Beauty was in this round, I decided to give it a try. Got in immediately, on day one. That should tell you something. I got lucky, because after 2 pulls on the machine, I saw a fat pack coming up! so I kept playing until I got it! I also got a few of Mutresse’s Naughty Elves, simply because I adore Mutresse and then left as fast as I could.
And isn’t she gorgeous? Her name is Carmelia, and I am wearing her on LeLUTKA‘s River. yes, Lelu’s gorgeous androgynous head is a total beauty with this skin! I added some moles from Jack Spoon‘s Boheme set and a subtle chin dimple from Saxo. Today’s eyes are the Influencer eyes from Avi-Glam and my hairbase is Wispy Bangs hairbase from Angel eyes, new out at Level. From Fameshed, which has also opened today, I picked up the Polly slip dress and cardigan by Amias.
For my final outfit and look, I went full drama. The outfit is by Avec Toi, the Artemis blazer and vest. and I am wearing the Ruby pants underneath, also from Avec Toi. Initially I was wearing the Ruby blazer instead of the Artemis blazer, but I wasn’t completely feeling that look, so I went over to the shop and see if there was something that fitted my mood better for today. Got immediately approached and complimented in that over the top way that I think only SL subs do, as if wearing latex instantly makes you a Domme. No, it only makes you wear latex, k? I sometimes like wearing latex. it’s sexy! And the Artemis blazer with the vest and shirt, offers a bit more contrast than the Ruby blazer. For my makeup I kept it classic. I’m wearing the smokey eyeshadow which came with Amara Beauty‘s Callie skin, and I added the BOM shading from Influence‘s cheek deformer. My lipstick is by Dernier, the Marilyn lipstick. My hair got did, and it’s now the Cosmetized Melody hairbase, which are lovely fingerwaves, and I added the Bloom beret from Opale. My sole piece of jewelry is Yummy‘s Solitaire ring. I love that ring, It’s gorgeous! My shoes, again are by Gos, the Charlene patent pumps and my wine is from Chicchica!
I have a couple of idiosyncracies that are history related. Whenever I watch my clock and see the time, either a historical event pops up in my mind: 12:15? Magna Charta! 13:48? Big plague! or, if I can’t think of any event, I MUST look up the time/year and see what happened. The same happens on occasion with dates. What happened on November 30? Well turns out that the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, as the first modern state in the world, abolished the death penalty on 30 November 1786. It’s equal parts fun and frustrating. I love history, so the more I know, the better it is, but at the same time, I sometimes just don’t have the time to go down that history rabbit hole (because it never just stops at that). What is something quirky/funny that you have? leave it in the comments!
On a whole different topic, I am simply blown away by Nuve‘s skins. I picked up Regina during the Black Friday sale and she gives me Uma Thurman vibes when worn on LeLUTKA‘s Halle. Can you see it? I’m wearing Regina with the Adele brows, also by Nuve because they are a bit more delicate and I’m also wearing Wings‘ ER1120 hair and Alexandrite‘s Vivid eyes. Such a pretty face doesn’t need any makeup at all, but yeah, I am a sucker for it, so let’s see how this ends up, k?
For the eyes, I decided on a simple coloured wing Glitter liner from Insol, and in the inner corner, I added a highlighter from Dotty’s secret, in a soft rose, which also goes into the lower waterline. My upper lashes are from Moonwaii, the parsley lashes, but the lower ones, are from the LeLUTKA HUD. For my lips, I went with a lovely stone red gloss from Goreglam from the This Kiss palette and made it a bit more transparent via the LeLUTKA HUD. A set of pearls always makes your face glow and these and while these Work Pearls from Yummy are old as dirt, they are still among my favourites because they are so simple and classy, like true classics!
For today’s outfit, I went with a nice mix up of some of my recent new purchases! I’m wearing Just Because’s Tasha shirt under Seniha‘s Mikaela vest and paired it with Blueberry’s Poppy leggings in the winter 2022 texture edition. Love this flowery pattern! and they were only 75L$ for the fat pack! Added a pair of Kaia chunky boots from Gos and I’m good to go. Or to stay, and watch some history documentaries!
So after 2 days of walking around like a zombie in pajamas, today is all about elegance. And for that, I put on Amara Beauty‘s Esther skin, out at Uber. Matched with LeLUTKA‘s Avalon head, she’s a classy b*tch right away. I love blonde hair with brown eyes, and the new set from Avi-glam, Profound, is like super rich, dark hues, among which this deep brown. My hair is Studio Exposure‘s Sweetheart
Dressed up, I went with Valentina E‘s Avenger dress. It’s a dress that requires little else than a pair of stockings, in this case Vannies‘ and a killer pump, for which went with Gos‘ Charlene pumps. I couldn’t help but to add David Heather‘s Bali sunhat and Faenzo‘s Patixa sunglasses. The sole piece of jewelry is my trusted old Paper Couture Golden Wings ring, which I don’t think I have ever really worn as a ring, but always used as a brooch, attached to spine, because my grandmother used to have one just like that.
My make up, I kept it pretty minimal with Dernier‘s Ulzzang eyeshadow and the contour set #2, also from Dernier. The only outstanding feature in my makeup is Lisa Beauty‘s Christmas Weather lipstick, which is a beautiful ombre, perfectly matching the bordeaux of my dress!
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.
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?
Hi hi!! Today I am going to share a look with you that is matching the season as well as the beautiful new dress that my brother, Lord Winter Jefferson, the original bratling of SL (someone give the man a trophy please), got me the other day. It’s fun, it’s glamourous, it’s… sparkling! and I wanted to make a contrasting look to go with that. Bold all over!
So today’s base is another newly updated to BoM skin from Mila, Sato. I love how sassy she looks on my Korina head from LeLutka. Have I ever mentioned I love skins that have a bit thinner lips than the original SL UV? I mean, yes, they are a nighmare to find lipsticks for that do not make your lips look bee stung, but yeah, I am not a fan of the Kylie Jenner just came back from Killer Filler trip-look. So Sato it is paired with Magika’s Billie hair. Sabina from Magika has recently updated her hair again and has worked het magik on solving the alpha interference issue of hair. Her newest styles have been updated with it, and she has the script out in the store for you to drop into her older styles. Caveat: you will have to turn on ambient lighting for it to work, and for some weird reason, it doesn’t work on ALL her hairs… but on most of them it works like a charm.
I’m rambling, right? Good! As long as I have not lost you on the way :). The eyebrows are from the LeLutka HUD, so no BoM, and the Juvel eyes come from Arte (or A R T E, as it used to be spelled)
Whereas a lot of old layer clothes are outdated and not up to current SL standards anymore, this is not the case for Luxuria’s lingerie. I know they are nowadays mostly known for their adorable stockings, but I do miss the time that Ceciia made some of the best lingerie on the grid. And she released hers always with classic clothing layers as wel as appliers, so HELLO Bombshell body suit, how are ya? I kid you not though. I have always continued wearing her underwear, on appliers, rather than mesh underwear because of fitting issues under clothing. So HI CECILIA ROSLIN KITTEN PETION… MORE LINGERIE PLEASE!
Are you ready to see the Party version of today’s GRWM?
Dramatic, huh? So i switched out of my Billie hair and put on my Ivy wig, also from Magika. Yes, I know it’s way longer than Billie… I guess I got extensons when you blinked, mhmm-kay? I love it because it unhides my pixie ears from Swallow! For my face, I applied… yes, you’ve guessed it right, Alaskametro‘s Beauty Guru contour! and because I wanted a stark contrast look, I didn’t go for any blush, which would have softened my face.
For my eye make up, I went with Clef de Peau‘s Blu eyebrows, which is actually from a really old 2016 skin of the brand, but the eyebrows still are beautiful as well as Cazimi‘s smoke eye shadow 01, which is a gorgeous smudged smokey black, blending really wel in my upper crease.
My lipstick is from Izzie, from the Matte Love collection. I used the dark grey here and added a hint of brown to make it darker still, yet not completely black. Yes, Izzie‘s make up layers are modifiable! ❤ ❤ <3.To complete lthe look, I added one of Izzie‘s moles from the Beauty Moles and Cheek Freckles set and after applying setting spray liberally on my face, I only had to slip into my new Eiffel Sparks dress from A Breakfast Conversation. This is a shop I lterally had never heard of… but they do have some awesome stuff. Not all is my taste, but it looks really well done!
Added the black Bombshell seamed stockings from Luxuria and, not visible on my photo below , but still gorgeous, Gos‘ Irina zipped pumps, currently out at Uber