It’s not often that Kooqla releases a new skin, and I ran as fast as my lag-prone computer would allow me to The Jail Event when I saw there was a new one!
How pretty is she? Callista, what an appropriate name. means the Most Beautiful in Greek. Au naturel she’s youthful, and pretty, especially when worn on LeLUTKA‘s Briannon. My hair is by Rama salon, a new collab with Sintiklia, named Chelsea and available at Equal10 and my sweater is by Miss Chelsea (complete coincidence, I just liked what is written on the sweater: I like them real thick and sprucy)
In the dressed-up version, I tidied my Chelsea hair, and I picked Jack Spoon‘s Munster Winged eyeshadow, combined with Izzie‘s blush from her snow makeup set and my lipstick is by Suicidal Unborn from the Hesperia collection.
Quite a different look, right? Ready to go out for a dance (who am I kidding) I’m wearing Ison tonight, Juliana Cowl dress, with Mylie’s Bolero and Macey’s Glitter Strap heels. I added my Yummy Holiday party set jewelry and I’m all set. Just grabbing a small purse from DDL for my lipstick, credit card, and phone, and off I go!
I mean, really! All of a sudden we’re full in the end-of-year rush, with the entire team in a frenzy to wrap up all their goals for the year, and then some! Also, I have a guest coming over tomorrow, so when I got home tonight, I had to prepare the guest room and get (most) of the paperwork from the dining table, which doubles as my home office, and oh well, you know what I mean. It’s December my favorite month of the year (Not. No really, It’s my birthday month too, but ever since I was a kid, I have been structurally overwhelmed in December, and I just want it to be January)
Anyway, I did want to share this lovely new Glam Affair skin with y’all. She’s called Ruth, and Ruth has never been prettier in SL! I’m wearing her here on LeLUTKA‘s Avalon, and applied the Adele brows from Nuve. Eye make up and lip toner are from the Ruth package, so that was easy. I only added a few beauty marks from the Boheme collection by Jack Spoon. Oh and a special shout out for my lashes, they are new by Nylon Outfitters,and they are beautiful and lush!
For my outfit, I picked the Sweater and Buttoned Shirt from Fashionably Dead. It comes in a vast selection of colours and patterns, so I just had to fatpack. The choice stress was impossible! I am combining it with Ison‘s Leilani palazzo trousers and grabbed the pattern 3 Winter coat from Movement. My earrings are from the Alicia set by Yummy.
[UPDATE] just tested positive. Thanks people on the bus wearing no masks and coughing and sneezing all over! I normally feel like an idiot when I mask on the commute… At least I hope I didn’t pass it on to someone
From super cute the last blog, to super bleh today! Nothing more capricious than my state of mind and health. Can I just hybernate until spring? Pretty please? I have a cold, my nose is stuffed, my sinuses are stuffed, my head feels stuffed and OMG, it is the busiest time of year at work. CAN.NOT.BECOME.ILL! Either way, to match the look to how I am feeling, it actually took a bit of work, because most skins in SL look pretty gorgeous out of the box! This one is Inez from Eudora Beauty which I picked up at the store last weekend, for a discounted price and I am wearing her on LeLUTKA‘s Kaya head. I added Izzie’s Blemishes, Saxo‘s Flu Face, Dernier‘s Kim contour cheeks and cupid’s bow, as well as Izzie’s eye bags. I toned down the chapped lips from the Saxo Flu face a bit with Top1Salon‘s No Lipstick lipstick. Oh, and I did not take off my Izzie’s mascara last night, hence the extra smudge and shadows around my watery Glory eyes from Avi-Glam, which comes with 3 options for the whites, and while I usually pic version A, which is the whitest and brightest, I went with version C today, for that extra “I’m not ready for today” look.
No contacts in my irritated eyes today, instead, I put the Kandy glasses of Deep Static on my nose. My hair is a lovely mess from Tram, K0158 and I wrapped the Get Warm scarf from Sorumin on my neck. I don’t think I am actually going to get dressed today, so here’s my outfit, the Baggy Over & Undershirt from Fashionably Dead, (un) matched with Alaskametro‘s Hygge leggings and Ison‘s Amarah combat boots. Stylish? Nah, but warm and comfy! and that is what counts today!
Flo Memel, the creator of Stories & Co, has made a new sub-brand Hold Me, which will bring us… HOLDABLES! The coffee is delicious, and the books captivating. How about “Never Lie to a Witch” Or “Stephanie in Paris” I’m really excited about this, I know there are a lot of holdables in SL already, but I like this kind of stuff!
This is as ready as I am going to be today, wearing a total mix-up of warm and comfy clothing. The longer I look at it though, the better I like it. Hopefully this cold will get better soon!
Yup, I am feeling super cute today! Give me all the girly things! I am wearing LeLUTKA‘s Avalon today and look how adorable Mila‘s Steffy skin is on her??
I love blonde hair with hazel or brown eyes, so I went with Tville‘s Elegant eyes in hazel and Studio Exposure‘s Bubblegum hair in blonde. Let me make a back pic because the hair accessories coming with this hair are so adorable! You will need some basic editing skills to make it fit your hair though!
I’m wearing The super comfy ribbed thermo set from Stories & Co, The band knit top is out for FLF and the leggings are for the weekend sale, so it’s a steal! Put on a pair of warm socks from Ison and a little denim jacket that Blueberry has out for the Saturday Sale, and this is my lounge outfit for the day!
However, can’t be lazy all day! After all, it’s Saturday, and that usually means grocery restocking! And while I don’t dress up big to hit the stores, I’m also not that person who will be featured on People of Walmart with my fashion atrocities!
I put on a light makeup which I scored early cam shopping at Harajuku which opens tomorrow! My eyeshadow is by Reverie, Eira, where I doubled up on nr. 11 V1 & 2 to have this hue and my lipstick is by Jack Spoon, called Cherry Fizz, and a light blush from the Jade add-on pack by Deetalez, which is not at Harajuku, but a regular main store purchase.
Like I said, no heavy stying for the groceries, actually, I am being pretty lazy today, because the Blueberry Blessed set for The Saturday Sale is all you need to look cute out in the world! I put on the pink sweater under the jacket I was already wearing before and added the pleated skirt. Then all that was left was a pair of thigh-high socks, and luckily I found them with Dead Doll Tragedeigh boots. Put a brush through my hair and added a little beanie. Hair and beanie are from Wasabi, and they were part of this week’s FLF. Grabbed my keys and cell phone from Hive and I am ready to go! Catch you later!!
My grandmother, whom I never had the pleasure of knowing, used to say this. Already in the 60’s she realised the power of makeup. Makeup is giving us the possibility to cover up the bits we don’t like in our face and emphasize what we do! She also used to say that, even if you’re having an off day, nothing stops you from looking like you have the best time. I beg to differ oma, some days you just lack the energy to look fab. Mental health is a thing these days in ways it never has been before.
Anyway, For today’s session I am starting out wearing Briannon by LeLUTKA and Glam Affair’s Reese skin, currently still available at The Fifty. I had to add a couple of layers to make me look this way, because honestly, Reese is flawless and that is not what I was looking for to begin with today. My eyes are an old gacha from Avi-Glam, called Lightstrike eyes and for my lashes, I have resorted to a trick. I also have some LeLUTKA male heads, and the lashes on those HUDs are more dainty than even the most natural ones on the female HUD. So I added the Jon HUD and used some of those! My hair is Amanda, from Magika. Shoutout: Magika has started their annual Black Friday sale! All is 50% off, through November 30!!. In terms of imperfections, I have turned to Izzie’s again, wearing her blemishes and pimples from the Imperfection pack, as well as her eyebags. the closed eyes layer is from another Glam Affair skin, Camilla, and the chapped lips are from the Top1Salon Chapped lipstick pack. Finally, here I am wearing the very simple but beautiful and versatile Trinity Black turtleneck body from Jeune by Rowne. Versatile because you can make several parts of the body invisible and as such match it with the waist of different skirts and pants to make a sleek, elegant look
I usually write posts like this “live” meaning, as I am styling and taking pictures in world. Also, I usually don’t plan these posts. I have a few basic principles: 1 skin, 1 hair colour, same colour swatch for before and after, but other than that…. it’s one big dig into my bottomless inventory! I felt I wanted to stick with the turtleneck, but none of the items that I could fit it with was calling me today, so I switched the Jeune by Rowne bodysuit for a sleeveless turtleneck top by Ison, which as you will see, I styled in full black. I also got rid of the casual scrunchie updo and picked out another Magika hair, Alexandra, which comes in 3 lengths and optional bangs. For my makeup, I got rid of my bare face blemishes, and now I am enjoying Reese in all her flawlessness, combined with the extra face shadows that Glam Affair skins come with. I wanted a fuller brow, so I went with Nuve‘s Chris 2 brows. Brows are unisex peeps!! My eyeliner is also from Nuve, the nr. 1 from her Dramatic Eyeliner set. I put on a little extra contour from Dotty’s secret, the blended nr 2, in 25% opacity, for a pretty natural effect, and my lips are from Top1Salon again, from the Kiss palette. And while all imperfections are gone from my face, a beauty mark actually enhances the character in your face, so I went with Jack Spoon‘s La Boheme beauty mark 4. Finally, I switched lashes to Anice natural lashes. less dainty than Jon’s, but still nothing too dramatic either! My glasses are from ZOOM, and my jewelry is by Kunglers
So because I blog as I go, sometimes a look changes in the process. I was looking for a certain accesoire, and came upon this fishnet shirt from She Said Destroy (SSD) and I was like.. oooh… that’ll look awesome with this top and skirt! But not as much with these glasses and the jewelry… so off they go to make place for the fishnet top! Instead, I went BIG on the belt with Diram‘s Kim belt and Mimikri‘s Chain belt! I also grabbed Diram‘s Ziva coat because without a warm jersey, things might get chilly this time of year, and I have paired it with Just Because‘s Liz skirt, which has a lovely satin finish and Baiastice‘s Theory boots.
I’m still colour-inspired. Ice Blue is another hue that I absolutely love. It’s not for me in RL though, my skin tone gets grey when I wear that icy pale shade of blue. But luckily, in SL you look good in anything! So today’s starting point is Ice blue. And this happened because I was playing with Foxy‘s new hair which will be out tomorrow at Kustom9, which has a headphone build in, and it comes in a couple of lovely pastels, among which this greyish soft blue.
I can’t do without my earphones, I usually wear my Airpods pro, which have noise canceling. I NEED that. I walk around with either those, or my loops (noise-reducing earplugs), a lot because I am so crazy sound sensitive. That doesn’t mean I don’t love sounds. I do, but on my own terms. For instance, when I am putting on my makeup in the morning, I love listening to the Solomun remix of Leonard Cohen’s You want it darker
So anyway, here we go! As mentioned, Foxy‘s Pulse hair, worn on LeLUTKA‘s Avalon today, combined with Not Found‘s April skin, which will also be out for Kustom9, which starts every month on the 15th. The only addition to this lovely skin, are the subtle cheek dimples from Izzie‘s. Today’s eyes are the Legend eyes from Ikon, in the colour Fjord. My shirt (and Bra) are Ison‘s, the Sahari Wrap shirt dress.
Once I got my pixel skin routine out of the way, I used the Wet collection from Identity Faces for today’s make up. The almost iridiscent white of the under eye tint, gives me a super rested look! The lipstick is soft and creamy, from the same collection. When I make these no make up/make up pics, I sometimes cheat a wee bit with my shape, when needed I will slightly adjust the lip ratio, to not have a major bee stung effect on the lipstick version. I did that here too. SL make up creators tend to slightly overdraw the lips, which makes sense, because they will fit on more skins like that, but creat make up artists, I LOVE you for making more feathered lipsticks which stay slightly within the lines!! My make up is finished with a slight dusting of blusher by Evermore, which was a gift at some point. Did a quick blow out, and now my hair is Doux‘ Clover
And here we are, simple, clean and comfy! I am wearing Just Because‘s Yolanda oversized top, which doubles really well as a comfy dress, and I have paired them with Blueberry‘s Maria Boots. My lovely knot choker is by Sigma.
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!