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What Lies Beneath

For the holidays, I’m in another town.  The Starbucks here are so crowded that I think they should be turned into clubs or something.

The picture above was taken at the Pixel Bean Cafe a few months ago, at their new build in Three Moons Village.  At first I hated the move, but now I think it’s cozy.  I want more couches there, though!

I’m wearing my favorite tattoo from my store so far… What Lies Beneath.  One day I was bored and angry, and I began shading a skull on top of a skin I created to vent some frustration.  When I was done, I decided it would make a fun tattoo for Halloween.

The skin I’m wearing is from my Nova Series.

More on that another time, I need to get out of here for now.

Music:

Dear Cloud

I don’t have much time to pose today, but here’s a skin I’ve been wanting to blog for a while–”Dear Cloud”, which I picked up from Mojo Elan’s store in CP/Switch forever ago.  I thought the shading around the mouth was beautiful and endearing, and worth more attention than just being stuck in a little shop corner where no one can notice it.

Is this designer still making skins? I have no clue.  They way they rendered it makes me miss painting, though.

As you can see, the skin doesn’t stand up too well to bright lights and enabled shadows, but we can still customize the face:

Dear Cloud

1. This is what the base skin looks like.  No makeup, so she’s ready to go for customization.

2.  The first thing to add is some stronger eyebrows.  La Malvada Mujer‘s Eyebrow #8 tat will do.

3.  Add a nice blush to the face using Chelle’s Tropical Eyeshadow in yellow/pink.

4.  Now to redefine the eyes.  Use Cheap Makeup‘s Liner + Lashes #5.

5.  Add your own prim lashes.  Ta-da!

As for the ruffly top, this is part of Pr!tty’s Indie Chic dress.   Hair is from Lamb (Say, in Snickers).

Music:

Bundled Up

Hey! I got a lot of positive feedback on the last tutorial, so I’m posting a new one.  This blog was supposed to be about all things concerning SL and art and whatnot, but I can add makeup tutorials to that list too, right?  Sure, why not!

So, today I took a hand-drawn skin and dressed it up with some cosmetics to give it a custom look:

Bundled Up

1. Start with the bare skin. This one is Nylon Outfitters Teeth Gap (Plain).
2. Add [ a.e.meth ] Vivid Eyeshadow in Pink.
3. Add [ a.e.meth ] Cat Eyeliner #6, to give it a retro look.
4. For lipstick, add [ a.e.meth ] Matte Lip Tints in Fushia.
5. For a blush, use [ a.e.meth ] Applecheek Blush in Sienna (light).
6. Add on [ a.e.meth ] Summer Sun Eyeliner #1.
7. Prim lashes, and you’re done!

Bundled up

I’m happy more people are getting into buying makeup that doesn’t just come with eyeshadow AND eyeliner included, because that means people are getting more creative and demanding a more custom look for themselves.  To the “makeup” industry in SL, that means we can move forward, because we’re honestly capeable of more than what we’re currently doing.

Here’s to the future!

Credits:

Shirt - [ a.e.meth ] Fresh Shirt

Scarf and Handwarmers - *BOOM* Armwarmers and Puffler

 Polar Bear

If blogging doesn’t kill me, editing pictures will.  How do you ladies do it?

First you have to find a nice spot and the right clothes, the right skin, hair, etc.. anyway!  Let’s not bog this entry down with negativity.  I’m here for a reason.

I want to show you a neat trick I found recently with three of Chelle Cosmetic’s products.  See how they’ve transformed this Tres Blah skin?

Let me show you what I’m using:

Polar Bear

1.  Start with the bare skin of your choice.  Stay away from skins with eye makeup already on them, or you’ll look like you’re wearing too much.

2.  Add Chelle’s new Dark Shadows pack (I chose the pink shade for this tutorial).

3.  Now add Chelle’s Sparkling Eyeshadow (I chose blue).

4.  Add on Chelle’s Cat Eyeliner, stick with black if you want your lashes to pop.

5.  Add lashes and you’re done!

You can use any type of eyeshadow pack for this job, but the trick is to layer on different eyeshadows and see what effects you get with them.  Often times, you can surprise yourself.

Oh, and don’t forget for a nice blush, to pick up my Applecheek Blush pack.

Polar Bear

I’m a cute polar bear, y’all.

Suit: Intrigue Co – Polar Bear Pajamas

Zombieland

A couple of friends of mine have built an awesome zombie sim that deserves some attention.  On January 7th, they’ll be moving to a better home, but in the meantime you can visit here to check it out.

Zombieland

I used to not be into shooting things in SL, but I love this place.  It’s like a golf course except you’re blowing things to smithereens.

There are freebie guns, as well as more expensive weapons, like what I’m packing in the first picture.  Try the free stuff and the 50L camping box first before you decide on anything else.

More weapons are coming soon, and the new sim is going to have an island theme.  Yay!

Zombieland

I love blowing things up while I look pretty. :D

Dress: Sinti Dress by Koketka

Jacket: Spike Leather Jacket by [ a.e.meth ]

Hair: Shine (Red 05) by Elikatira

Blush: Applecheek Blush (Rose D) by [ a.e.meth ]

Glasses:  The Sun Is Coming #4 by La Malvada Mujer

Shoes: Platform Pumps by HOC

Gun: RPK by Delta One

Music: Feist – How Come You Never Go There (Beck Remix)

What’s one thing a lot of SL’ers want?  Their own personal island, right?

The Lonely Island

At least, that’s what I wanted.  So, after a while of thinking about it, I finally decided to be brave and try to simulate a tiny island within a skybox.

Now, the amount of land I own is not too much–actually just 1024 m^2–a lot of skybox builds favor land sizes much larger than that.  I had to make sure what I created wasn’t going to go over into my neighbor’s lands, while still looking like something that’s got some quality to it.  And can we add to this the challenge of not spending a million lindens?  Cuz, you know, I like saving money.

It took a lot of searching, but I finally got it to look pretty!  Here’s how you can get started on doing the same.

Items I recommend:

  • SPLASH Full Furnished Skybox And Romantic Island from @Inside Buildings    (Ditch the house and campfire, keep the island.)
  • Skysphere from *WL*    (Mod the ground to make it watery–badabing, now you have a skybox with water for your island.)
  • Honey I’m Home‘s group gift cabin    (It’s free and has pink walls!)
  • Small Forest Campfire from Dolly Heart    (This replaces your first campire.) 
  • Waves of Foam from CVR Vintage    (You need to add prettier waves to your skybox to make it more realistic. This pack will do the trick.)

For the interior, I decided to unload a few items I’ve purchased in the past, that come in colors that complement the pink walls.

Beach Bar

A lot of these items are from Tatty Soup, including the tv, coffee table, rug, and the brown chair (sort of off-screen), but here are some recommended pieces I also found on marketplace:

  • Bamboo Bar Counter And Seats from Dreamer Creations    (45L!  I don’t like how it has light coming from it, but whatever.)
  • Cigarette Machine from No. 326     (The best cigs out there, the smoke is very realistic.)
  • Posters are from Cheap Cheap marketplace, but I don’t think they’re for sale any longer.
  • Painting on the opposite wall is from Wunderkids
  • 80′s Posters are from Insert Coin Arcade    (Lucky Board)
If you want to make your place look cozy, try to make it look a smidge cluttered.  A house that’s too neat is a house that isn’t lived in.  Although we like neat things irl, when visitors aren’t over, whose house looks as neat as a pin?
There should be a clean path when people walk in, enough for them to wander around but something that invites them to stay there.  Make your house look like someone was sitting there a moment ago, but stepped away for a few minutes.  Food on the table, something cooking on the stove, coffee on the counter.  A tv left on, a few magazines or books stacked on the shelf.  Let there be a few things that are interactive that lets visitors play and remain interested in your place.
Good luck and have fun creating your island!
Music:

Sugar Girls

Sweet Fashion from Sweet Girls

Lazy Designers

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Whiskey Shots

photos and words by Whiskey Monday

Bluebird's Song

an excuse for me to shop & indulge in vanity photos

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