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Motif! Jack Spoon + a.e.meth Collaboration

When I first established [ a.e.meth ], Steffy was my makeup muse.  Everything I created, she was able to piece together with an outfit, and just make work.  It’s thrilling in any medium to encounter someone who can enhance what you do, who presents it in exactly the way you intended for it to be.

Steffy established her own label after a while, and now we have the opportunity to collab together (we did once before but my computer was messed up then and I didn’t do a great job).  It really came together and I’m happy to show this off.

Jack Spoon and a.e.meth have created tshirts together!  On top of that, we both have two extra goodies for you–so don’t forget to pick up Steffy’s cute skirts and my lipsticks to go along with it.

Visit Motif here.

Also at my mainstore right now, you can get this for 50L: [ a.e.meth ] Doll Lash Eyeliners

See you later!

(PS–who’s the “golem” here?  It’s me.  My store is named after the myth about them.)

Goofing Off

Well, you can start off by selling shit for money.

Someone asked me this like two days ago.  They were new, and I kind of had to fight the urge to tell them a million things that I would have wanted someone tell me when I started this game.  What’s the biggest thing people ask, though, when they come here?

“What do you DO here?”

Sell shit!  That’s my answer.  Did you know you can draw out bill and beer money from this game, just by selling pixelated stuff?

I know it doesn’t sound much, but get this–I haven’t put money into Second Life in about two years.  The land tier I pay for, the clothes I buy, the money I spend on myself irl, all funded by cash I amassed just from creating items and putting them up for sale.

For me, this game is ideal for someone who wants to learn how to run a business and what you should do to keep it successful.

Or, you can go run around shooting zombies for fun.  There’s that too.

Makeup credits, in terms of bottom layer building to top:
1. [ a.e.meth ] – Daughter of North Theatrical Makeup (eye + cheek)
2. CheLLe – Mix and Match Naturals (Inner – Dark Blue)
3. CheLLe – Mix and Match (Outer – Pink)
4. CheLLe – Sparkling Eyeshadow (Blue)
5. CheLLe – Adele Eyeliner (Coal)

 

Eagle

Due to my laziness and RL going “LOOK AT ME!”, I have decided to blog makeup only.

Yeah. Shock. Here’s the thing: I think more makeup blogs are needed anyway.  Watch me, as I bullshit my way through this next paragraph full of reasons why:

Number one, a lot of users still don’t know how to use tattoo makeup in Second Life.  They have no freaking idea how to approach this, much less that it’s even possible.  The other day I talked to someone who went, “omigod you mean I can LAYER shit to make my own look?” and I was like, yes you can.  Think of how many people have never attempted this before.  You don’t have to do something like what I’ve taken a photo of in this blog entry, but coordinating your own look with, say, a simple eyeshadow and some eyeliner can make you stand out–just that!

So imagine what you can do if you wanted to get really creative.

Number two, many don’t understand how makeup works with your avatar when you layer it.  During the course of selling makeup, I predicted that a lot of things about makeup IRL would also be true in Second Life.  Did you know light skins cannot wear the same makeup as dark skins in-grid?  Depending on the transparency of a tattoo layer, the makeup will favor one shade or the other.  This is something a lot of people don’t know when purchasing makeup packs–so I think information like this, plus some discussion on makeup design period, is worthy of further attention.

That said, here’s a look today: I have new skin from Verve that makes my face look awesome without it looking like everyone else’s, plus some stuff I’ve arranged from my store:

Layered, from bottom to top:

[ a.e.meth ] – Daughter of North Theatrical Makeup (All, tinted pink)
[ a.e.meth ] – Cat Eyeliner (#7, tinted dusty purple)
[ a.e.meth ] – Eye Shimmers (Red)
[ a.e.meth ] – Doll Lashes (these were a gift but I’ll put them back in the store)
[ a.e.meth ] – Tasty Lipgloss (Cherry)

Wha-bow, now I look like a Bat for Lashes groupie.  The magic of Second Life!

Sugar Girls

Sweet Fashion from Sweet Girls

Lazy Designers

Not actually lazy, just busy.

Whiskey Shots

photos and words by Whiskey Monday

Bluebird's Song

an excuse for me to shop & indulge in vanity photos