You will see me before you die – News from Mina Hair, Zenith and more. :)

Hi guys,
so, two days ago I was approached by a certain guy who asked me if it was possible to create an outfit for an IC event on their sim that reflects a proper gorean freewoman. Now, you likely noticed my love for Gor is shallow at best and I rarely if ever dwell in it anymore. However, the idea of creating an outfit that is NOT the usual boring kind of dress for a FW made me curious and I agreed. Granted, my FW has weird ears and is a naughty one: She takes off her veil at times. ;)

So, lets have a look!

The (messy) hair!

Well first of all, this hair is not up for sale yet, but will be soon at The Attic. It is another release called Mientje by Mina Nakamura for her store Mina and it is SO pretty. I really enjoy messy updos and this one is really cute. There are not enough of those out there. Mina’s textures are among my favourite textures for hair out there and her hair is materials enabled, too. Unfortunately I have yet to figure out how to take a pic with materials on without my computer just…blowing up. I like Mina’s tones though I do think the highlights tend to be a wee bit too orange at times.Though the evolution Mina’s hairs has been undergoing has been such an improvement. Her strands often used to be thick and kinda chunky, now they are just right. However, I would have LOVED some more wispy strands around the sides. :)

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The dress!

The dress is called Anne and is made by Augurer Resident for her store Luminary. It is original mesh and a VERY unique design if you compare it to most other dresses out there. I always have been sucker for cool ideas and this combination of a highwaisted skirt with a vest is really cool. I love the shiny, silken look of the skirt which imho is very fitting to be worn by woman of a higher caste. I do believe the edges around the wrinkles at the botton may be a little too sharp and thin, however that hardly takes away from the skirts awesome look. Given the VERY reasonable prices at Luminary I dare say this dress is a steal. :)

The belt!

The belt is offered by Miffyhoi Rosca for her store Zenith at the current round of Men’s Department. I squeaked happily when I saw it. It comes with three rigged sizes and one unrigged version, which I had to use for this one. It comes in several tones as well. Fitting it is a little tricky, however once done, it is totally worth it. I very much like the leather and metal textures on this one as well as the general idea. This makes a nice addition for a lot of outfits, though due to its shape, the bag is much easier to fit above pants than above slightly flaring skirts.

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Hair 1: Mina Hair, Mientje, reds (Mina Nakamura, SOON @ The Attic!!)
Hair 2: Taketomia, Sanae, reds (Bella Earst)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Buzzeri, Mysteria Eyes, ice (Eleri Catlyn)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Moondust Day Eyeshadow, white witch (Julep Mixemup, NEW @ Skin Fair!!)
Dress: Luminary, Anne, green (Augurer Resident)
Vest: Velvet Whip, Silvana Suede Vest, brown (Reeva Hax)
Sleeves. Cashmere, Fur Sleeves, sienna (Gianni Broda)
Collar: The Forge, Feather Collar, gold (deccan Arida, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Belt: Zenith, Leather Waist Bag, choco (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ Men’s Department!!)
Tiara: Keystone, L’thia’s Coins, bronze/copper (Aymee Monk, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Ring/Bracelet: Eldritch, Caird Set (Kiera Ashdene, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Veil: Arwen’s Creations, The Hood, blue chocolate (Arwen Serpente)
Poses: Kirin Poses, Various Sets (Carolina Sautereau)

Location: Samnium (Gorean Role-Play), Cinnamon Bay

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But I said it all to another heart – News from Underscore, Stitched, Entente and more! :)

Heya peeps!

So, rather recently, I was pointed to a hairstore that has been around since a while but never really caught my attention until now: Underscore! Plus, Stitched released this really cute rustic tunic and several other items have been tossed onto the grid. :) I Hope you like my more rustic outfit this time.

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The hair!

Please bear in mind that this is a review for a hair that is the second attempt of Nikolai Dionysus at original mesh hair and I think for that it is damned decent. As mentioned, Underscore never really made it to my attention because most of their simply didn’t suit my taste. I am glad that the co-owner, Syndel Daviau, sort of shoved their last released in my face and was kind enough to even re-send it when I was too blonde to find it in my inventory. So, I promised to have a look at it and didn’t expect too much at first…and then was pleasantly surprised. :D First of all, the hair comes in THREE different texture variants: Smooth, realistic and fierce. ‘Fierce’ is very strongly shaded hair that kind of looks rough, ‘smooth’ is the exact opposite, very much like most hairs out there. Realistic is my actual preference! It has nice highlights and slightly stronger shading, but doesn’t look as rugged ats ‘fierce’. I like the red tones. They come in all kinds of variants from ginger to actual red, however, the colours slightly differ depending on the kind of texture you chose. The hair is HUD driven and comes a ta price of 250 Lindens which I think is very fair. The overall meshwork seems pretty well done, however I do wish the strands were a little smoother and less chunky. You can see the slightly chunky strands of the bangs in the pic below. The parting, too, could be a little smoother, however that is something MANY hair designers struggle with.The style itself is very cute and feminine and flows nicely over the shoulder. It did not interfere with my meshclothes at all! :) Overall I have to say I am glad I did take a look at this and while I think some improvements can be done (as expected, second try!!!), this is a very nice start into the original mesh area and most definitely worth to keep an eye on. :)

The tunic!

Adele Bumblefoot of Stitched released another really cute item. I have been looking around desperately for nice, somewhat flared tunics the past weeks and never found much that really seemed to fit what I imagined. This tunic however hit the nail on the head (is that how you say it? :D). It looks really cute with the natural colours and the slightly torn look.The wrinkles seem natural and welldone. I really liked the belt it comes with but I would like it event more of it had a bow/lacings/a buckle or something else. The texture is very soft and remind sme a lot of suede. I do think if these tunics came in a dirty version, too, or with a more rugged looking texture, they were pretty much perfect! :)

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Hair: Underscore, Lana, reds (Nikolai Dionysus/Syndel Daviau, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Ears: Illusions, Drow Ears (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Umeboshi, Mirror Eyes, Unnatural (Keiba Resident, Mesh!!)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel , Mesh!!)
Hands: Slink, elegant (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Tunic: Stitched, Shaman’s Tunic, grass (Adele Bumblefoot, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Sleeves: Yasum Designs, Nicci’s Steam Sleeves, rare! (Azlyn Vaher, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Pants: Zenith, Draped Trousers, choco (Miffyhoi Rosca)
Legwarmers (long): Monso, My Legwarmers, khaki (Moprhine Janick, Mesh!!)
Legwarmers (short): Tram, Fox Fur Leg warmers, brown (Moca Loup)
Boots: Entente, Sentier Boots, basic (Baudouin Resident, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Belt: Tokidoki, Flower Belt, brown (Maya Levane)
Crown: GSpot, Queen Of the Woods (Jalilah Jewell)
Headpiece: The Forge, Boadicea’s Headpiece, copper, rare (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Necklace (short): Izzie’s, Autumn Leaves Necklace, gold (Izzie Button, Mesh!!)
Necklace (long): Yummy, Tiny Acorn Necklace, copper (Polyester Partrige, Mesh!!)
Ring: Yummy, Winter Flower Ring, copper (Polyester Partrige, Mesh!!)
Armor: Innocuous, Shell Outer Armor, worn (Circuitous Resident, Mesh!!)
Bow/Quiver: Pucca Firecaster Creations, Dark Whisper Bow (Pucca Firecatser, Mesh!!)
Poses: Marukin, Gaze Set (Valencia Southard, NEW!! @ Collabor88!!)

Location: Camerius’ Gorge (Gorean Role-Play), Malignance

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Are you my friend? – News from Taketomi, GSpot and some thoughts on blogging

Hey peeps!

I wanted to say something that really irked me since a while. Recently I heard from a lot of creators all over the place that bloggers ask them for free stuff. Here is the thing: If you have a bit of integrity, you do not ask, UNLESS the creator makes it obvious that you can ask (in their profile etc.). Even then there should be a certain limit of items you ask for. Bloggers have bad reputation as it is (only wanting to blog to get free stuff etc.) and I do not think supporting that kind of behaviour helps the blogger-designer relationship at all. Not even if a designer is your friend. Which friend of yours would -really- deny giving you their created items for free even if they wanted to? It’s a really bad situation you put them in.

Fact is, if someone likes your blog, they will hand you the items. If someone wants you to blog for them, they will invite you or accept your application. Begging/asking for items though when the designer shows NO sign of being approchable in that regard, is really bad style. If you blog to get items for free or to become ‘famous’, that is certainly no good idea at all and only annoys those you seek to impress. It takes patience and not a myriad of IMs to all kinds of creators.

Now on to more positive things! :D

The hair!

Bella Earst of Taketomi has released a hair that really caught my eye on Skye Everidge’s head. Usually, Taketomi always looks a little too big on my head and the textures are, much like Eater’s Coma, a little too dry imho. BUT! This style is really, really lovely. I am wearing the Red 2 tone andI love how gently it falls down over my shoulders. As per usual, the other two styles that have been newly released, were a little too big on me, but this one is just really nice. Also, the price of 200 Lindens for five tones seems very fair.
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The headpiece!

Jalilah Jewell of GSpot is ever improving her mesh skills! I am so happy to observe how far she has come over the past year. I have always liked her textures, but now she makes her own mesh as well! The headpiece I am wearing will be released relatively soon and is actually a hairnet, however, I lowered it some since my hair was a bit too poofy for it. I love, love the details on this one, the tiny pearls and miniature chainlinks. :) The style is very elegant and can be combine diwht a lot of hairs if you lower the piece justa  little. Otherwise, you will have to search for a hair that allows you to display the full hairnet on top, which is a little difficult. But..I love! :)

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Hair: Taketomi, Namie, Red02 (Bella Earst, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Ears: Illusions, Drow Ears (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Umeboshi, Cloudy Lenses, Duo Blue (Keiba Resident, Mesh!! NEW!! @ The Season Story!!)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel , Mesh!!)
Hands: Slink, elegant (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Harness: Soedara, Here comes Wicked, eart (Marbella Pronovost, Mesh!!)
Corset /w blouse: Junbug, Mayfly Corset Top, Arica’s Earth (Juno Mantel, NEW!! Mesh!!  @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Skirt: Tres Blah, Leather Skirt, brown (Juliette Westerburg, NEW!! Mesh!! @ Collabor88!!)
Pants: Zenith, Draped Trousers, chocolate (Miffyhoi Rosca)
Socks: Fashionably Dead, Knigh High Mesh Socks, brown (Toast Bard, Mesh!!)
Boots: Stitched, The Doubled Boots, brown/black (Adele Bumblefoot, Mesh!!)
Belt: Ingenue, Bertille Belt, coffee (Betty Doyle, Mesh!!)
Bracers: Bitch, Armor Bracers, Leather (Maxwell Graf, Mesh!!)
Legarmor/upper arm: B@rerose, Warrior Lady (June Dion, Mesh!!)
Wreadth: LeLutka, Alvina Hair (Thora Charron, Mesh!!)
Headpiece: GSpot, Ghaaliyas Gems, Hairnet Gold RARE (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!! Coming Soon!!)
Necklace: The Forge, Evenlyn’s Necklace, bronze (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!! @ 30L RFL Fair!!)
Necklace: Yummy!, Tiny Acorn Necklace, gold (Polyester Partridge, NEW!! Mesh!! @ Collabor88!!)
Ring(Left): MishMash, Honey BooBoo Ring (Lena MacBain)
Ring (right): MG, Atlantis Moon Ring, gold (Maxi Gossamer, Mesh!!)
Bracelet: Kahli Designs, Arm Torc, gold (Kahli Designs Resident/Viland Resident, Mesh!! NEW!! 50L @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Nightdale Bow (Larion Rhode, Mesh!!)
Poses: Kirin Poses, Autumn Breeze Pack (Carolina Sautereau, @ The Season Story!!)
Location: Lennon Park Massacre (non-Role-Play),LennonParkOnTheRock
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We’ve come to far to give up who we are – NEW releases (Elikatira, Junbug, On A Lark)

Heya peeps!

So there, have been a couple of new releases this time around. One of my favorite stores for hair re-opened today and I am sort of happy! Sort of!

The Hair!

Elikapeda Tiramisu of Elikatira has been making us girls happy with her hair ever since 2007 I think, back the it was ETD. Then she worked for Fri.day and proceeded to open her own store, Elikatira, which she closed down a whole ago to open up again, TODAY! I pretty much stormed it once I heard about it. I must say, her hair has always been impeccably done, very pretty textures, good sculpt/meshwork and styles that for some reason always fit my head. Technically, I do not need even to demo it.

Yet again, her styles are supercute and very, very well executed. Nowadays, her hair comes in huge colorpacks with 18 (!) texture options to choose from. The colours are changed via an easy to use HUD. Of course, the Essential pack is still available as well. Sadly, the reds in the Essential pack are not the ones I need/want, so I have to stick to the reds pack. It’s a pity, because I used to do well with the Essential Packs, but with the new textures, the color range in the pack has changed and doesn’t suit me anymore. The price is 350 Lindens which is good for that many options.

However, despite my very obvious fangirly attitude towards Elikatira, I noticed a few let downs for me as well.

1. The demo only comes with one colour. I’d really love to see the other colours, too. Especially blacks and reds tend to very, very tricky.
2. 18 options per package are nice, but I’d personally rather pay less and have less otpions. After all, I really only will use 1-2 colours of those anyways.
3. Many of the reds have a very pinkish undertone. It was hard to find a red for me which was truly red. BUT: The hair is tintable! Yay!
4. Some of the styles look VERY familiar. I wish she had offered more stuff that feels truly new.

However, despite my concerns, I already bought three styles there. The quality after all is just very, very good.

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The corset!

Juno Mantel of Junbug gave up, she is tired of listening to my whining and bitching about her gown not being mix and matchable. And tadaaaa! Now she released the corset with the blouse separately from her last released gown. :D I am so happy! The corset is very welldone even if I wish the highlights were a little less bright. I love it! It is easy to combine with other pieces and fits very well. The texture is cute, too, as well as the attention to detail. I love the lacings. :) The fatpack will be 650 Lindens for 9 colours, which is one hell of a deal imho! A single colour costs 295 Lindens, which is a very good price as well. Check these out. :)

The vest!

I love vests. You can combine them with just about anything. When I saw PewPew Zero’s Post about a release from Discovering Destiny of On a Lark that included a little vest I went there and was all the happier when I saw just how many choices of colours you have. It comes with a whole outfit called Blayze and costs 250 Lindens. Skirt and vest are mesh, then there is a necklace, a layered undershirt and more. I am not usually a huge fan of OAL, but this little vest really did it for me and I quickly picked it up. :) Now I have one more little item added to my collection plus a new skirt. :)

So, here is my today’s outfit:

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Hair: Elikatira, Allie, Cherry (Elikapeda Tiramisu, NEW!! Mesh!!)
Ears: Illusions, Drow Ears (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard Tropical Brights, Lemon Sea (Josh Figgis, Mesh!!)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel , Mesh!!)
Hands: Slink, elegant (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Horns: Auxiliary, Oblivions Horns, Rare!! (Tyr Rozenblum, Mesh!!)
Vest: On A Lark, Blayze Outfit (Discovering Destiny, NEW!! Mesh!!)
Corset /w blouse: Junbug, Mayfly Corset Top, brown (Juno Mantel, NEW!! Mesh!!)
Skirt: Ecelectic Apparel, Anna Skirt (Eclectic Wingtips, Mesh!!)
Pants: Zenith Fashion, Draped Trousers, Choco (Miffyhoi Rosca)
Boots: Lassitude&Ennui, Embroidered Boots, Red/gold (tinted) (Jackal Ennui, Mesh!!)
Armor: Innocuous, Shell Outer Armour, garnet) (Circuitous Resident, Mesh!!)
Harness: The Forge, Chest Harness female (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Mask: Yasum Designs, Face Armor (Azlyn Vaher, NEW!! Mesh!!)
Necklace: Manna, Elenween Necklace I (Manna Yoshikawa)
Crown: GSpot, Suncrown Rose (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!! Gacha!!)
Bow: EZ Weaponry, Eldar bow, black/gold(Deccan Arida, NEW!! Mesh!!)
Dagger: LR Weapons, Pirate Dagger (Larion Rhode/Allia Lane)
Poses: Label.motion, Berry Poses (Anne Dakun)

Location: City of Dust (Gorean Role-Play, currently CLOSED for Rebuild!), City of Dust

So, City of Dust, home of the Myrmidons (or at least it used to be) is being rebuilt by Yasay Resident and Cloey Scorfield. I really like this build, it is much prettier than most GE sims and not flat! It is rather obviously not made for large raids. It has NPCs, lots of attention to details and clues that can be picked up for role-play. There are clear sections yet at the same time the layout is confusing enough to get lost in it. It has a very realistic feeling to it for a gorean sim. Pretty textures, too! I am in especially in love with the red rooves, those are so, so nice! I truly hope that whatever group will be there will be actually role-playing instead of simply honoring the three Rs of Stupidity: Raid, Rape, Release. This sim and its environment certainly deserves much better than that. :)

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Lots of stuff! Essences, a new outfit and a clarification.

Heya peeps!

First of all, Essences! Essences is involved in a ton of event. In the following picture, I am featuring the skin called Cancer which is available at the current Zodiac event. I also wear a lipstick by Essences which is available at The Cosmetic Fair along with these rather funky eyebrows which you can get there as well. I always a lot of good things to say about Essences, and a few things that still bother me a little.

The good news first!!

First of all, I think Essences offers a really fair deal on her skins, especially since she is in a  TON of events where you can get them for MUCH cheaper than the usual price, which is 1500L. This sounds a lot, however, it comes with a lot as well, see HERE. There you can also read my comments about the shading/textures etc.

I always LOVE the lips on Inka’s skins, they are really very, very yummy. I wish they came on layers!! I think the nose appeals to a LOT of people, even though it might be too much of a button nose for my taste. The face looks young and innocent, in my case at least, and is very cute. The make up on this skin is a very light pink, which I am covering with an eyeshadow by Chelle, but you can still see it somewhat!

I love these brows. They come on separate layers and at different opacity options, I picked the lightest one which imho goes perfectly with this haircolour. Green, pink, red and pumkin brows for your funky days! I especially like these red ones, because I think her usual red brows have a bit too much of an orange/ginger tint to really go with RED hair.

Talk about colours: Since a few weeks, Inka has released a TON of new skintones. If I am not mistaken, there are now 19!!!! skintones to choose from, which imho is one GIANT variety. I like it alot, especially since I always had a bit of a problem with finding just the right tone. My current favorite one is Ivory, below in the picture you see Light Rose.

However, this brings me to a  wee bit of critique.

Even with the new skintones, I still have the feeling that the skins mostly have a tendency towards pink/red or very yellowish/olive. It is hard to find a middleground for me, but the Ivory tone so far works! However, I am still not sure if it is possibly my ligthsetting (I think it is a neutral one though!) or my graphics in some way. I always see her skins on pics and think “ohhh that looks good”, then try the tone myself and feel frustrated again. Hmmm? Help? Is it me?

I -do- however think that the nose on this skin might be a -tad- to dark, but hey, that is complaining on a high level. And the nips still have a  wee bit of a peperoni-feeling.

Overall, I think her skins are pretty and cute. Not always my taste, but they appeal to a LOT of people, and understandably so!!!, who go for cute, youthful faces. They come with a LOT of features in a package, the Slink-appliers are available, so really there is nothing missing.

Oh and one more thing! The Tanning Lotions offered at The Cosmetic Fair are freaking awesome. I even abuse them for other skins just to change the tone a tiny wee bit. Thanks for those!!! And don’t forget to check out her fantasy skins which she currently sells at We <3 RP!!

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Hair: LeLutka (Thora Charron, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Skin: Essences (Inka Mexicola, @ Zodiac!!)
Eyebrows: Essences (Inka Mexicola, @ Cosmetic Fair!!)
Lips: Essences (Inka Mexicola, @ Cosmetic Fair!!)
Eyes: The Skinnery (Umazuma Metaluna, Mesh!! @ Summerfest)
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ars: Illusions (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Horns: Auxiliary (Tyr Rozenblum, Mesh!! Gacha!!)
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Dress: Miel (Mika Nieupport/Miel Nirvana, Mesh!! Fifty Linden Friday!!)
Bolero/w dagger: Innocuous (Circuitous Resident, Mesh!!)
Pants: Zenith (Miffyhoi Rosca)
Legwarmers: Auxiliary (Tyr Rozenblum, Mesh!!@ The Arcade!!)
Shoes: Tulip (Minami Susanova)
Scarf: Tee*fy (Azure Electricteeth, Mesh!!)
Scarf (small): Drift (Kallisto Destiny, Mesh!!)
Belt: Surf Couture (Emma Gilmour)
Ring (right): MG (Maxi Gossamer, @ FaMeshed!!)
Ring (left): MishMash (Lena Macbain)
Necklace: Handverk (Daphne Klossovsky, Mesh!! @ The Attic)
Armor: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!)
Bow: LR Weapons (Larion Rhode, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Kukri: Remarkable Oblivion (AxsisThorn Resident, Mesh!!)

Location: Winter Moon (Non-Role-Play), Winter Moon

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And furthermore, a few clarifications after some recent accusations:

1. After Cracked Mirror’s comment there were no alterations of my post besides those that are clearly marked/mentioned (the bold part about GOS, the SLINK–> SHOE change in the title etc.). Those might have been before her post even, I have no idea.

2. The part about recolours has not been deleted. Open your eyes. It is still there. It is always a good idea to read a little more closely.

3. I am sorry if supporters lie about posting negative comments about myself that were supposedly trashed by me or are too enraged to find the send-button. Here is a secreenshot of all recent comments. To my knowledge, this history cannot be changed, enjoy:

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If they still feel that they did send oh so many comments to attack me personally, of which I received none, they are free to complain to wordpress.com. Here, just for those with the insults and accusations, the trashbin. Note: Caelan asked (!) me to delete that comment, the other one is a pingback.

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I am aware these can be deleted, but together with the history, I fear the accusations have been proven wrong. Yes, I can dish out and take as well. Comments on my blog do not get deleted. Just, spare me the baseless insults, they are quite misplaced.

<3 Arica

Beauty lays behind the hills.

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Hair: eep (Eep Resident, Mesh!! new!!)
Shape: selfmade
Ears: Illusions (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Mayfly (Arkesh Baral, Mesh!!)
Lashes: LeLutka (Thora Charron)
Furcoat: Zenith (Miffyhoi Rosca, Mesh!!)
Bolero/Sleeves: GSpot (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!! New!! Part of Chloey Outfit)
Undershirt: Fishy Strawberry (Fae Eriksen, part of Suede and Wool Dress)
Corsetwrap: Cellar Door (Nitestar Albion, Mesh!!)
Pants: Ison (Harry Hyx)
Boots. Lassitude & Ennui (Jackal Ennui, Mesh!! New!!)
Belt: Ingenue (Betty Doyle, Mesh!!)
Necklace (long): MG (Maxi Gossamer, Mesh!!)
Necklace (short): Handverk (Daphne Klossovsky, Mesh!!)
Rings: Handverk (Daphne Klossovsky, Mesh!!)
Bow: Centipede Weapons (Kendra Zaurak, Mesh!!)
Dagger: LR Weapons (Larion Rhode)

Location: My secret Home. :P
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Ecstasy of Gold

Hey peeps,

I know, I know. I have been slow lately. Several reasons there, and those aren’t excuses: I haven’t felt terribly inspired lately, since a few of my favourite designers have been very inactive the past month. Also, I am currently studying a lot since on march 4th I’ll have the second part of my master’s degree and hopefully become a full teacher finally, after 1,5 years of an extremely stressfull internship. So bear with me please, I really do feel stupid that I feel so lazy lately.

SO, I am glad Curio is finally back, even if I daresay that the compromise they amde stinks. Pity, but at least they are back. So right now I am waiting for new skins from Curio and The Body Co.

Talk about the Body Co: I abandoned my Orchid skin. Why? For several reasons:

1. For once, Body Co stated they will not create Tango appliers for their skins. Their decision, but a big let down for me.
2. I got tired of their prices. I am sorry, but 500 Lindens for a watermarked (!) Make UP, that you can only use with that ONE specific skin and not even any of their other skins, is just ridiculous. Doesn’t matter how many layers it comes with, since I don’t want a make up in a billion of skintones but rather one I can use for mixing and matching.
3. During their Sale, the Orchid skin was 750L while all others were 500L, due to the package being slightly different (three types of brows). The other skins come with one type of brow, which imho, isn’t exactly a nice deal for a single skin. Time moves on, skins nowadays come with several brow layers, hairbaes, freckles, sometimes different make up layers or even nose-addons and so many other things. I think they do not offer a whole lot for the money you pay, at least not outside of the Sale.

I still love their skins, but that still put me off.

So now, I wear a new combination of skin + skinlayers. I really do like it a lot. :-) Thoughts on it? And…there are even Tango-appliers for this one. :D

As for the new outfit: I tried to put together a layered outfit with pretty much mesh-only items. :)

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Hair: Magika (Sabiny Gully, Mesh!!)
Shape: selfmade (not for sale)
Ears: Illusions (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Mayfly (Arkesh Baral, Mesh!!)
Make Up: LAQ (Mallowry Cowen)
Lipstick: Rozena (Lindsay Rozen)
Cloak: Zenith (Miffyhoi Rosca, Mesh!!)
Pullover: Cold Logic (Coldlogic Resident, Mesh!!)
Undershirt: Kyoot (Saeya Nyanda, part of Knit Mini Dress, SALE!!)
Shorts: Beetlebones (suetabulous Yootz, Mesh!!)
Underpants: Kyoot (Saeya Nyanda, SALE!!)
Socks: Apricot Paws (Zii Minotaur, Mesh!!)
Boots: So Many Styles (Irie Campese, Mesh!! New!!)
Gloves: Caverna Obscura (Elvina Ewing, part of Ascalon Ranger)
Scarf: DRIFT (Kallisto Destiny, Mesh!!)
Necklace: League (Nena Janus, Mesh!!)
Ring: Yummy (Polyester Partridge)
Slingbelt: DECO (Veluu Faulds, Mesh!!)
Belt: Mandala (Kikunosuke Eel)
Bracers: Rochambeau (Leviathan Flux, part of  Valmeyjar Outfit)
Bow: Centipede Weapons (Kendra Zaurak, Mesh!!)
Sword on hip: EZ Weaponry (Romper barbosa, Mesh!!)
Dagger on Thigh: LR Weapons (Larion Rhode)

Location: Alirium (Non-Role-PLay), Alirium
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Hold your breath and count to ten… (Happy New Year!)

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Hair: Elikatira (Elikapeda Tiramisu, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Mayfly (Arkesh Baral)
Lashes: LeLutka (Thora Charron)
Facepaint: Handverk (Daphne Klossovsky)
Ears: Schadenfreude (Allegory Malaprop)
Hood: Remy (TheRegular Resident, Mesh!!)
Cloak: Zenith (Miffyhoi Rosca, Mesh!!)
Vest: C’est la vie (Larcoco Mathy, Mesh!! New!!)
Leatherdress: League (Nena Janus)
Corset: DCNS (Devin Klaber)
Undershirt: Kyoot (Saeya Nyanda)
Pants: Zenith (Miffyhoi Rosca)
Socks: Fashionably Dead (Toast Bard, Mesh!!)
Legwarmers: tram (Moca Loup)
Boots: Naughty (Lost Thereian, not available anymore)
Gloves: Severed Garden (Berta Avro, part of Berit Outfit)
Sleeves (black): Tulip (Minami Susanova, part of Black Bear)
Belt (Waist): Ingenue (Betty Doyle, Mesh!!)
Ruffles on Belt: Tee*fy (Azure Electricteeth, Mesh! Collabor 88!!)
Belt (hip): League (Nena Janus)
Armwarmers: Boom (Aranel Ah, Mesh!!)
Scarf: Drift (Kallisto Destiny, Mesh!!)
Necklace/Ring: Yummy (Polyester Patridge, Collabor 88!!)
Legarmor: Caverna Obscura (Elvina Ewing, part of Ascalon Ranger Outfit)
Armarmor: The Forge (Kain Flores)
Quiver on leg: GSpot (Jalilah Jewell, part of Shark Outfit)
Sword: LR Weapons (Larion Rhode)
Dagger on thigh: LR Weapons (Larion Rhode)

Location: Goatswood (Victorian/Gothic Role-Play), NeverlandX

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I survive by the memory…of you.

Hello peeps!

So, where was I? Mostly, in bed. The past weeks were odd for me and finally I got my bum up and went ot the doc, turns out I have a dysfunctional thyroid which caused me to be tired and feel sick all the time. I could sleep 18 hours in a  row at times and still felt as if it were possibly 2-3 hours at most. Well, with the new pills this should hopefully stop now and I’ll be able to spend some more time blogging again. :) My apologies if blogging is going slow, but an extremely busy rl + this stupid stuff really kept me distracted.

Please forgive that in my following post I won’t post every single (make up/skin-) layer I use. I have gotten a bit tired of meeting almost exact copies of my avatar ingame. While I can see how people might just want the same look, I never considered this blog being a guide about “How to copy every single bit of an avatar” but it is more meant to be inspirational. Especially now, that I finally got my absolutely perfect skin for my elf (I really do love the new Laqroki skin, but it just looked TOO innocent for my elf), I’d like that look to stay unique for a while, though I don’t doubt some of you people will figure out what I did anyways. :P

By the way, not fan of this new wordpress layout. Hmph. Never change a running system, damnit!

Hair: Truth (Truth Hawks, Mesh!!)
Shape: selfmade (not for sale)
Lashes: LeLutka (THora Charron)
Eyes: Mayfly (Arkesh Baral)
Ears: Illusory (Crushed Clarity)
Hood: REMY (TheRegular Resident, Mesh!!)
Vest: Milk Motion (Marie Lauridsen)
Corset: LeLutka (Thora Charron)
Dress: League (Nena Janus)
Undershirt: Kyoot (Saeya Nyanda, Simple Cozy Sweater)
Corsetwrap: Ever After (PersiaSky Lorefield, not for Sale anymore :( )
Pants: Zenith (miffyhoi Rosca)
Socks: Enchanty (Nuts Andel)
Shoes: COCO (cocoro Lemon, Mesh!! FREE!!)
Gloves: Caverna Obscura (Elvina Ewing, part of Asclaon Ranger)
Armwarmers: BOOM (Aranel Ah, Mesh!!)
Belt: Tea Time (Eloindir Davi)
Scarf: Molichino (Aurelia Chauveau)
Ring: Handverk (Daphne Klossovsky, Mesh!!)
Necklace: League (Nena Janus)
Quiver: GSpot (Jalilah Jewell, part of Shark)
Dagger: LR Weapons (Larion Rhode)
Bow: Centipede Weapons (Kendra Zaurak)
Armor: The Forge (Kain Flores)

Location: Happy Mood Store (Non-Role-Play), HappyMood

Autumn hits the grid and I love it! :)

Hello peeps,

I finally got my new comp and of course now I tooka pic of my current favourite outfit. Autumn hit Germany, so I decided to go with very autumnliek colours as well. I love them! I also decided to not go with the newest of the newest items possible, but also mix some of my alltime favourites to create a very…scoundrel-like outfit. I just love any kinds of adventuring elves. ;)

Also, you might notice that I managed to get rid of that slightly yellowish tint of the Body Co skin. How? Arriah Fiertze from Medley released a SKIN DETONER which works just fantastically. I LOVE it. It makes so many skins (like old ones from Pink Fuel, Laqroki, the new Vive9 skin etc.) look so much better without that sickly yellow tint. :) Many, many thanks to you, Arriah.

Also, stay tuned for the new LAQROKI skinline,s they are about to be released. I saw some previews and they are…MWAH!

Hair: Burley (Bella Earst)
Skin: The Body Co (TheBodyCo Resident)
Shape: selfmade
Ears: Illusory (Ivy Graves, currently not for sale)
Eyes: Mayfly (Arkesh Baral)
Lashes: LeLutka (Thora Charron)
Lips: Iren (Irischka Hotshot)
Gloss: Glam Affair ( Aida Ewing)
Make Up: Kosh (Lynaja Bade)
Fur-Vest: awram viie (Miraiwave Iwish)
Fur-Bolero: Toki Doki (Maya Levane)
Tunic: Kyoot (Naeya Syanda)
Pants: Zenith (Miffyhoi Rosca)
Corset: LeLutka (Thora Charron)
Socks: Enchanty (nuts Andel)
Boots: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle, Mesh!!)
Gloves: Caverna Obscura (Elvina Ewing, part of Ascalon Ranger)
Legwarmers: Tram (Moca Loup)
Armwarmer: BOOM (VerucaDarling Resident)
Neckwarmer: League (Nena Janus, FREE GIFT!!)
Slingbelt: Deco (Veluu Faulds, Mesh!!)
Belt: Mandala (kikunosuke Eel)
Legarmor: Caverna Obscura (Elvina Ewing, part of Ascalon Ranger)
Armor (Shoulder/Arms): The Forge (Kain Flores)
Ring: Handverk (Daphne Klossovsky, Mesh!!)
Necklace: League (Nena Janus, NEW!! Mesh!!)
Quiver: GSpot (Jalilah Jewell, part of Shark Outfit)
Bow: Tee*fy (Azure Electricoteeth)
Legrope: GSpot (Jalilah Jewell, part of Poppyseed Outfit)
Thigh Dagger: LR Weapons (Larion Rhode)

Location: Arkhamville (Non-Role-Play), Beaverville