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In my Skin

In my skin....

I’ve started to really like the skins from Skinnery recently. I hadn’t tried them out before until a month ago and I’m pretty happy with the way they suit my face. They give me a bit more of an older and exotic look. It’s not a barbie-dollish skin and I actually like that about them. You can check out the Skinnery flickr for a closer look at some of their skins. They have a really cute one at Candy Fair, which opens on October 4th.

I’m wearing the one at Designers United which actually ends on October 4th so make sure to drop by while you still have the chance.

lips

The location I am at I saw in the Explore Second Life flickr group so I felt compelled to tp over and check it out. I’ve been trying to keep an eye on the group as well as the blog memes flickr group, but I have to say, it’s pretty difficult to manage flickr groups. I feel that a lot of people just join whichever groups they find and then forget all about the rules for them, then start bulk adding their pics to all of the groups. I can understand accidentally putting pics in the wrong flickr group once in a while, I know that has happened to me before. It’s hard to remember or keep track of all the groups you join, but I think it would really help out group moderators if we tried to be more aware when submitting.

I was speaking with the moderator of the Second Life Materials flickr group and she told me that she had over 900 pictures in the group queue to go through and by the end of it, only 46 of them actually had anything to do with the group.

So this is just kind of a reminder if you’re reading this and you’re a flickrite that adds pics to groups often, please make a note of the group you are submitting your pics to. I am sure the moderators that like to keep their groups clean and relevant will appreciate it. Thank you! <3

Credits:
*Skin: [theSkinnery]Zyra-Magnetic(toffee) BB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna (@ Designers United)
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn, w4) by Arkesh Baral
*Hair: [monso] My Hair – Jay/ Brown by Morphine Janick (@ Mens Dept – Oct 5th)
*Top: [LWL] Draped Knit (lips) by Faint Paulse (AVENUE Fashion Week)
*Jeans: [Decoy] Jenna 913 Denim – Black (1: Petite) by Annette Voight (@ Collabor88)
Belly Piercings: Cute Poison – Hip Accent Piercings by Sae Luan (@ Candy Fair – Oct 4th)
Face Piercings: Cute Poison – Stellar Piercing Candy Metals by Sae Luan (@ Candy Fair – Oct 4th)
*Poses: .::Kirin Poses::. Fuyu no Uta Pose Pack by Carolina Sautereau (@ Acid Lily Gallery)

Location: Notechis Bosque

Jade

Jade
(click here for a raw shot)

After months of teasing us with his latest skin, Jade, Hart Larsson is finally going to be releasing her next week. Jade will be available in 8 skin tones and of course PXL/SLink mesh hands and feet appliers have already been released for these tones along with appliers for both Lolas and Lush mesh breasts. The skin also comes with a truckload of options. There are 15 lip colors, 2 levels of cheekbones shading, and freckles, which are embedded into skin. Then there are also 15 eye make-ups, 5 brow colors, a no brow option, 3 lips glosses, mole options and 3 cleavage options, which are all on tattoo layers. So it’s really easy to mix and match lip and eye colors. I also love the freckles, they are adorable and will do a pic with them in the near future.

I wanted to do a sexy mermaid style picture because this new hair from Ladies who Lunch seemed like it should be on the head of a gorgeous water nymph. It has a wild, carefree look and I love all the colors it comes in. It’s available at Hair Fair right now so make sure to stop by LWL when you visit.

Finally, to complete the look, I thought the Sapphire Maang Tikka by Sax Shepherd would be the perfect and only accessory needed. The tikka also has Materials enhanced textures so it sparkles brilliantly in different lighting. If you haven’t tried any materials-ready items yet and have been craving to, I suggest you click on over to the marketplace and pick it up to give it a try, it’s only L$99!

Don’t forget to follow PXL on the following social networks to be the first to know when Jade is released next week!
PXL Blog
PXL on flickr
PXL on Facebook
PXL on Plurk

Credits:
*Skin: [PXL] JADE OL Bare Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson (to be released next week)
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Deep Ice, w4) by Arkesh Baral
*Hair: [Ladies Who Lunch] Jillian (Lagoon) by Faint Paulse (@ Hair Fair 2013)
*Jewel: Sax Shepherd Designs ~ Star Sapphire Maang Tikka by Sax Shepherd

Just a Girl!

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”
Coco Chanel

just a girl

Most of the time when you see depth of field in my pictures, it’s because I photoshopped it in. I admit I don’t use the depth of field option in the graphics setting as much because I feel it doesn’t look all that great, especially when you have hair clashing with the background. However for these shots I actually did use the depth of field in the viewer and I’m quite satisfied with the way it turned out. You can see a raw shot of one of these images on my feed profile at this link. I did clean it up a bit more in photoshop (like always) but I actually liked the raw shots a lot as well.

just a girl

I took these shots a few days ago but wasn’t getting a chance to blog. This whole fasting thing is totally zapping my energy. Anyhow, it was a coincidence that today one of my friends messaged me and asked me if I ever tried taking shots using the “depth” setting in the snapshot window and then photoshopping it together with a similar shot with colors to get a shot with depth of field that way. Honestly, I did try to do that a few years back when I saw a tutorial on it but I don’t think I did it right since it never turned out. Anyhow, he explained to me a different way to do it today so I think I’m going to try it out and if the results are good I might do a tutorial when I get the chance and show you guys. It’s supposed to give a much cleaner finish. I’m hoping it works because there are certain aspects of the built-in DoF that bug me a bit, that’s why I don’t use it that often.

Sakide
(click here for a raw shot)

Also, have you guys heard about the Glam Affair sale? Well they are redoing the store so Aida is getting rid of some old stock and most of her older skins are all L$100. I dragged all of my ALTs there to pick up some nice skins. Glam Affair has always been a favorite and at that price you just can’t go wrong.

A few things I noticed people keep asking is, do the old skins work with her new SLink mesh hands and feet appliers? The answer to that is yes and no. She changed her skin tones about a year or so ago so the appliers she’s made are for the current tones. The skins I am wearing in this post are the ones using her current tones but they are also on sale for L$100. So some of the skins will work with her SLink appliers, you just need to look at the tones. With her older tones, I think you’d have to test it out and see if they would work. They might but I don’t think they would be exact. Of course, if you use GOS mesh feet, then you won’t have an issue since he has thousands of skins in his system and when I took a look yesterday, he had almost all of the Glam Affair skins in there.

Sakide

Finally, I went on a little shopping spree at Sakide the other day. Got lots of cute stuff but my absolute favorite is the silver female symbol ring that I got in the Gacha machine there for only L$40! You guys HAVE to go and get some. The boy symbol ring was in the same box so I might send it over to ManBerry and propose! :P

Credits:
White Dress:
*Skin: Glam Affair – Lilith – India 03 D by Aida Ewing (on sale for L$100)
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn, w4) by Arkesh Baral
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Mina – Browns01 by Truth Hawks
*Hair Flowers: >TRUTH< Leilani Flowers – Pink (nose) by Truth Hawks
Dress: [ SAKIDE ] Blush Dress White/Pink XS/XXS by Kinu Mayako
*Shoes: [Gos Boutique] Ursula Wedge – Colour Collection – S by Gospel Voom
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
*Nails: Nailed It for SLink Mesh Hands by Giela Delpaso
Ring: [ SAKIDE ] Silver Symbol Ring F by Kinu Mayako
*Necklace: [MANDALA]Omochi Necklace/aurora PINK by Kikunosuke Eel
*Poses: Exposeur by RubyStarlight Writer
Location: Alirium

Black Dress:
*Skin: Glam Affair – Cassiopea – India 10 BR by Aida Ewing (on sale for L$100)
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn, w4) by Arkesh Baral
*Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Constantine by TableauVivant (Free Gift @ Hair Fair)
*HairBase: [LWL] Hair BASE–updo even front (Film Noir) by Faint Paulse
Dress: [ SAKIDE ] Arrogant Dress Black XS by Kinu Mayako
*Shoes: [Gos Boutique] Lauren d’Orsay – Jewel Collection – S by Gospel Voom
*Mesh Ears: [MANDALA] Steking EARS by Kikunosuke Eel
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual S by Siddean Munro
Tattoo: ::Para Designs:: Tiger Calf Sleeve Medium by Paranormal Putzo
*Necklace: [MANDALA]ERO-SENSEI_Necklace_SILVER Chain_Simple_Short
Ring: [ SAKIDE ] Silver Symbol Ring F by Kinu Mayako
*Poses: Diesel Works by Rogan Diesel
Location: The 9th by GOL

Collared

So I’ve been collared but not in the way you might be thinking. The Arcade SL is back on June 1st and I’m shamelessly teasing you with these collars from Ladies Who Lunch (sorry, don’t kill me). The collars and cuffs to match can be seen on Faint’s flickr. They will come in a variety […] Continue reading →

Magic Carpet Ride

I feel like I really failed at this week’s SL DisneyBound challenge because I had all these ideas and I was going to use ManBerry and was going to dress him up as Aladdin, etc… but I’m currently going through a number of projects at the moment that I just haven’t had time. In fact, […] Continue reading →

Butterfly Eyes

(click here for raw shots) A:S:S (which stands for Another Stupid Shirt Shop) also creates mesh eyes (which are far from stupid :P). They are having a Photo Contest with some great prizes. I figured it was the perfect opportunity to break out their Ghost supernatural eyes that I’ve been dying to use in a […] Continue reading →

You wanna see my peacock?

There’s more to me than just my feathers. (click here for a raw shot) I’ve been dressed like a peacock the past few days. It’s resulted in some interesting conversations during my client photoshoots. BTW, now that you’ve seen mine, I wanna see yours. (click here for a raw shot) The poses I’m using in […] Continue reading →

Disconcertion

As you can see, I kind of went photoshop crazy today. I’m not really sure where I was going with this image. It kind of reminds me of my life right now, hopefully I’ll get it all in order soon. Here’s a link to the raw image so you can have a clearer look at […] Continue reading →

Dominate

I have to admit, the picture is kind of a lie. I’m really submissive if anything (sorry, TMI? :P). Anyhow, I couldn’t resist dressing up like this when I got my hands on these new boots. The Gos Equestrian boots are mesh, they are so sexy and they will be released this weekend. My favorite […] Continue reading →

Fairy Tales

The Glam Affair team is bringing you a spectacular event which starts later today. Fairy Tales will open on Friday, June 22nd at 2pm slt and will run till July 8th. This slurl will work for you after 2pm slt. Over 25 of the grid’s most talented content creators have created at least 1 to […] Continue reading →

The Marketplace Debate

Before I get into talking about what I’m wearing, I wanted to quickly talk about two recent discussions I’ve had in the past several weeks with two individuals who have a completely different viewpoint regarding the marketplace and I found it to be quite interesting. The first individual told me that they feel the marketplace […] Continue reading →

Pink Champagne

I’m totally going to show my age and share a youtube video of Jem and the Holograms. When I was 5 years old, I remember dancing around and singing to all their songs. I so wanted to be Jem. Anyhow, this post is dedicated to the truly outrageous Jem, and the Holograms! There’s a few […] Continue reading →