More ~uber~ Goodies! – Belleza and Zaara

Belleza, Zaara for Uber 2

The day has come and the ~uber~ sim is flooded with patrons. For those of you not able to make it there yet, I thought I would give you a preview of what you have in store from Belleza and Zaara.  As per the norm, the look from Zaara is outstanding.  Available in eight beautful colors that run the gamut from soft to bold, this maxi dress screams easy, breezy summertime and I haven’t taken it off yet.

Belleza, Zaara for Uber

Belleza’s Beth is a wonderful addition to the event. Available in Pale and Sunkissed, the face comes with the signature Belleza lush lips and a variety of makeups.  I have to say, it is my personal opinion, that the Belleza body is one of the best out there on the grid.  I am so looking forward to the launch of the Belleza body!

Well that’s it for me today.  Don’t forget to check out ~uber~ soon – in fact here is a taxi you can take now! Ciao.

Skin: -Belleza- Beth Uber Pale 4 Dk for ~uber~
-Belleza- Beth Uber Pale Gloss 3 for ~uber~
Hair: booN TUN247 hair mat & booN gathered raised hairbase chocolate
IKON Spectral Eyes – Glass

Outfit
Zaara : Antara Maxi dress *blush* for ~uber~
fri.day – Wayfaring.Sandals (Vintage)
MG Maxi Gossamer – Earrings – Vallari Metal Hoops

Poses by Everglow


Fifty Shades of….~uber~

Zibska for Uber

Truth Hawks and Kaelyn Alecto have combined their creative energies to come up with a fabulous new event aptly named ~uber~. Opening date is midnight July 31st and it will sure to be a smash.  So in honor of ~uber~ (and the launch of the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer) I am featuring the fabulous Essence necklace from Zibska for the event paired with the lovely Bird Mask from Lark for ROMP.

Lots wonderful designs will be offered for the first round focusing on the theme ~uber~ vacation!  There is one more month left of summer vacation for many of us around the globe (well those in the Northern Hemisphere that is) – so get out your flip-flops and bathing suits and coming visit ~uber~ soon!   Last, Lastly be sure and check out the poster below for the July participants and see you soon at ~uber~!

UBER -  Opens July 31!

 

Skin: .-Glam Affair – Rose skin – ( Europa ) 01
[KOOQLA] Shake Lipstick 06 for Cosmetic Fair
Hair: [LeLutka]-MALEFICENT

Outfit
Zibska Essence for Uber
Lark – Bird Mask (F) – Lace for ROMP
Tee*fy Lenka Bralet White

Pose by Marukin


Last Day for The Secret Affair

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And a quickie post from me.  Sorry folks that I haven’t had much to say the past couple days, Elle has been a bit under the weather.  But here is your taxi to the event – Enjoy!

Skin: .Birdy. Dreamer Skin ~Pure~ (Dark) for The Secret Affair
Hair: *booN UAN168 hair black/chocolate/purple & *booN gathered mid hairbase all colors pack

Outfit
-DRD- Brynhild armor for The Secret Affair
ISON – charlotte dress (purple)
ISON – safari tribe bracelet and ring (onyx) for Collabor88
-Pixicat- Royal.Shoe for The Secret Affair

Poses by marukin


The Secret Affair ends July 29th

A Secret Affair
The Secret Affair – a wonderful event I discovered since my return to Second Life; and with only a two days left you definitely need to check it out, STAT.  Here is your taxi – go now!

Skin: .Birdy. Dreamer Skin ~Pure~ (Dark) for The Secret Affair
Hair: Blues. Crystal for Hair Fair

Outfit
!gO! Cameo – smoke for The Secret Affair
Alchemy – Dream – Eyepatch – Pink for The Secret Affair
Alchemy – Dreams – Wrist – Pink for The Secret Affair
(Yummy) Pearl Earring from the Jennifer set

Pose by Imeka

Location El Laberinto Peridido (MetaLES)


The After Party – A Short Story By Elle

The After Party 2

If it hadn’t been a “required” event for work, the woman would have totally preferred to have stayed in her fabulous hotel room and watch the next episode of  “Big Brother.”  Nine times out of ten, these events were completely awkward, with rehashed menu items she had throughout the week during the lunches provided by the hotel and cheap liquor – corporate events generally BLOW!  Much to her surprise though, this night had been different.  The food was excellent, the champagne was flowing and the normally awkward chit-chit didn’t happen.  Dancing and fellowship was on the menu that night; and when she strolled the beach with a couple of friends when the band called it quits, she could not help but smile.  “After party!” she heard someone yell from a nearby balcony.  She looked at her friends with a lifted brow then jerked her head directing them to follow.

The End.

Skin: -Glam Affair – Rose – Europa 01 F
Hair: Exile::Blown Away for Hair Fair

Outfit
The Annex – Blouse – Velvet – Burgandy
The Annex – Skirt – Jacquard – Gold
fri.day – Wayfaring.Sandals (Tan)
MG Maxi Gossamer – Earrings – Vallari Hoops
Necklace(Long) [MANDALA]KYARA/Forest for Collabor88
(Yummy) Tiny Acorn Necklace – Gold (long length)
(Yummy) Elephant Cuff – Gold

Pose by flowey

Location:   Baja Norte


The Swing – A Story by Elle

Swing 3

The woman sat there quietly in the park, her hands gripped tightly about the rope of the swing, as her thoughts flooded back to her childhood in Tulsa.   “Swing me higher, Daddy,” she heard in her thoughts.  “I want to touch the moon just like those astronauts did!”  Her father would laugh and push the swing higher and higher. In the background, the familiar voice of her mother would chime “Be careful!  She might jump out of the Swing!”  Mother knew her too well – her risky daredevil ways that miraculously never resulted in any major injuries!

Swing 1

The women suddenly comes back to reality and the quiet of the park settles around her.  All she has now of her parents are the voices in her head, the photographs and the memories that fill her dreams at night.  “Hold on tight, daddy” she says to no one.  “Don’t forget to take me to get Ice Cream after.” She chuckles and looks around, wondering if someone was about that overheard her ramblings.   The woman sighs and leans her head against the rope, her lips uplifting into a smile. It was a lovely evening.

Hair: tram D318 hair / cork
Skin: [KOOQLA] Nico – Tan 03 (lb)
-tb- Tres Blah Fluffy Dress – Polka Dots
(fd) Fashionably Dead Sneakers – 18 Neon Yellow
(Yummy) Ellery Glasses – Mint
DECO – Recycled Necklace
Tenjin – Fairy Princess Tattoo – Faded
Swallowtail Orange Flower Bracelet [double]
LaGyo_Canvas and palms hat
Location – Hazardous


Nylon Outfitters High Def Skins & Luxuria Appliers

Nylon Outfitters High Def Skin

First off, let me say it is my personal opinion that one cannot do a skin critique in a similar manner to say a Glam Affair or Pink Fuel for the skins released by Nylon Pinkney.  Why is that you might ask? Well, in my mind Nylon Outfitters falls into a niche market, similar in some ways to the Skinnery, but even more so.  “High Def is the latest release in skins from Nylon Pinkney, and the first I think in a long while too.  I feel as though the wearer of this skin would lean more on the eclectic, offbeat side of the grid looking to create a character versus an idealized version of one’s self.  The skin appears to be largely hand drawn and much more artistically driven than realistically driven in its form and function. Now, don’t get me wrong, the face is beautiful – but it is that unusual beauty that not everyone might want to achieve in Second Life.

Now, I am not saying this skin doesn’t have it’s minuses, mind you. Three in fact, stick out in my mind:

  • The stomach area is a bit too toned for my taste .
  • The skin tone on the neck of the Physique applier option does not look the same to me as on the standard skin.  This makes the neck line of applier more apparent than I prefer.
  • Number three taken out!  I figured out the lipsticks were sold with the Loud Mouth Appliers Woot!!

 

Nylon Outfitters High Def Skin Face

 

A couple more things before I close my post for the day.  Along with the skin, Nylon has also released these gorgeous makeups and they are works of art on their own. LOOOVE.  Also, I am so excited about the prospect of lingerie appliers for the SLink Physique mesh body.  Featured in this post is probably my absolute favorite lingerie designer Roslin Petion and her applier release for The Deck under her brand name Luxuria; and not unexpectedly, the set is sublime!

Okay, that’s all I got – all the details on my look can be found below. So until next time, take care my friends and have a great Second Life!

Skin: (NO) Nylon Outfitters High Def Skins – Golden -
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Lala
(NO) Nylon Outfitters High Def Cosmetics – Eyeshadow – Purple Gold Blend
[Buzzeri] Crystal Eyes – Jade
Slink Physique Mesh Body
{Luxuria} Summer Crush *radiant orchid* Slink Physique Lingerie Applier
Poses: Imeka


My Thoughts – Glam Affair Rosa

Glam Affair Rose

 

No one can deny the beauty of Glam Affair skins and the talent of the creator.  Recently, Aida Ewing of Glam Affair released “Rose” and I have to admit, this is my favorite skin from her in a long while.  At the moment, this brand is really the powerhouse skin brand on the grid.  No can argue that her work is impeccable, that she is always on the forefront when it comes to trends in mesh body parts. She is a smart business woman and has done a wonderful job of keeping her brand on the mind’s residents with her frequent releases at a variety of events.  But for me personally, I would like to see some changes with the brand.

The reason I like Rose so much is I feel as though this is her first skin in a long while that I can clearly see some real differences in the lips and in the eyes.  As the saying goes in Real Life, “The eyes are the window to the soul”; I argue that in Second Life it is the lips.  Over the last six months or so I felt as though her skins were a bit too similar in appearance, particularly when it came to the lips.  The shape of the lips really provides a unique face and finally with Rose I found a face that lent itself much more readily to customization.

What changes would I like to see with Glam Affair? Well, since I am a relative nobody and the chances of Aida reading this are slim to none, LOL, I feel as though I have the freedom to say what I feel without repercussions!

  • I would like to see a less than perfect looking overall skin texture.  I feel sometimes the skin is too over-corrected making the skin texture appear flat.  In the past, with Cleo I believe, she offered a tattoo layer with more distinct pores.  I would like to see that more often.
  • More variation with the lip shape.  Like I said, in Second Life, I believe the lips are the window to the soul; it is the main feature that gives that face a unique look.
  • Last but not least, I wish she would release more of her makeups and lip shades separately or as a tattoo layer within the option purchased.  Is it a matter of her making more Lindens with forcing the customer to buy several different skins? I don’t know. But I would love the option to mix and match at least.

Those are my thoughts on Rose. Don’t get me wrong, I think this skin is divine.  But for GA to remain the powerhouse it is, I think some changes would be beneficial.

Hair: Lamb. Nothing – Eccentric
Skin -Glam Affair – Rose skin – ( Europa ) 01
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Wraith
Pose: Kirin


DID YOU SEE MY PHOTO WITH YOUR HAIR?????

Kooqla, Truth and Losthaven

I said that to someone earlier today – a good friend of mine that has made some of the best stuff on the SL market for years now.  Even when I was on my SL break, I would log in every couple of weeks just to grab this creators new releases – that’s how much of a fan I am of his, personally and professionally <3.

Any who enough of this fangirling,  let’s talk about all the new releases in my post today.  Truth and Kooqla both had marvelous new releases this week:  “Tom” the unisex hairdo from Truth and “Summer Shake” for the Cosmetics Fair from KOOQLA.  Elle is wearing also wearing the skin with the Summer Shake eye makeup 01,  paired with the “Tom” Hair in one of  his light blond shades and she looks GORGEOUS!  Accessory wise, rounding out today’s portrait is this sublime necklace from Losthaven for the Genre event.  Losthaven is a new store to me and apparently the brand’s focus is largely on role play specific type wares:  From apocalyptic to fantasy, Losthaven is the store to check out!

Last but not least, I finally got around to trying Dead Apples. I have heard about this brand for sometime now within the RP community.  When visiting the store, I could see that most of the releases focus on more fantasy type eyes though.  For everyday eyes, a fellow blogger in the store suggested I check out the Striking Eye Series. I have to admit the textures of the eyes are gorgeous, although a bit too subtle and light for my taste and the fitting was a bit clunky. Not sure if it was the script or some sort of lag issue occurring on my home sim, but it took me about 20 minutes to finally fit the eyes to how I like them.  Even so, I know texture talent when I see it, so I am definitely keeping Dead Apples on my list of stores to check out regularly!

Okay, that’s it for me today kids.  So until next time,  take care my friends and have a great Second Life.

Skin: [KOOQLA] Summer Shake (lb) for Cosmetic Fair
Eye Makeup: [KOOQLA] Summer Shake 01 for Cosmetic Fair
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Tom
Eyes: {Dead Apples} Striking Eyes – Spring

Outfit
[LJ] Losthaven Marie Necklaces – Antoinette for Genre
(Caroline’s Jewelry) Kennedy White Pearl Earrings

Pose by marukin


French Macarons Are Gluten Free

French Macarons Are Gluten Free 1

Did you know French Macrons are gluten-free??? I didn’t and I was so happy to find out this so important piece of dietary information.  You see, I love Macrons…yes MACARONS which is the French spelling of the same delicious treat we often refer to in the US as Macaroons.  Well, there is a bit of a difference though:  Both of these edible delights start with egg whites and sugar but that is where the commonalities end.   American Macaroons use coconut as a primary ingredient, whereas French Macarons use Almonds with a layer of Buttercreme between the layers.  Either way they are both heavenly and GLUTEN FREE!  You see, I am Gluten Free but NOT by choice, LOL. When someone says to me “Elizabeth I am thinking about going gluten-free,” I generally reply “Now why the hell would you want to do that!”  Being Gluten free…truly Gluten free is a big pain in the ass.

French Macarons Are Gluten Free 2

Anyway, the reason I am bringing up Macarons is my applier shirt today features cute little French Macarons.  Now, I won’t fault the creator behind okkbye for naming her shirt incorrectly because not everyone is as much of a French Macaron aficionado as myself, woot!  And yes, I wore another version of the same top yesterday, but I am so excited about the possibilities of Slink Physique applier fashion I just can’t help myself.  Along with this top, I paired today’s look with all sorts of goodies from Collabor88 and The Seasons Story, including the fab-o jewelry from Mandela.  LOOOOVE.

Welp, that’s all I got!  So until next time, take care my friends and have a great Second Life.

 

Skin: [ MUDSKIN ]_Scarlett_Red Eyebrow_tone1
[ MUDSKIN ]_Deanna_ Lip Makeup7_tone1
[KOOQLA] Nico – beauty marks tattoo
[PF] Pink Fuel – Freckles Across Nose (lt)
Hair: Lamb. Strangelove with Lamb Hair Base Cropped – Ginger (Hair Fair)
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Dew
Slink Physique Mesh Body

Outfit
[okkbye] Two-Piece Slink Physique Applier – Macaroon (TOP ONLY) for The Seasons Story
-David Heather-Escouade Skirt/White for The Seasons Story
fri.day – Rebecca.Wedges (Stone) for The Seasons Story
VCO – Art eco Bag _ sky for The Seasons Story
Earring [MANDALA]KYARA/Sunrise for Collabor88
[MANDALA]KYARA_Bangle set_Marrakesh for Collabor88

Poses by Imeka


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