Crystal Dreams

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Fair warning about this post: I am using a bunch of different windlight settings… so, a far cry from the usual!

I was flipping through my pre-made appearances (rp characters) and I stumbled across one that needed a make-over. Sylasae started out as a silver dragon, but has now been remade into a crystal dragon. Sadly, I don’t play her anywhere anymore, but she was fun back in the day.

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Yes, she has eyebrows. The skin is albino-toned, so the brows are meant to be wicked pale.

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Sylasae is chaotic good, but can be very selfish at times and can sometimes seem more chaotic neutral than anything else. But she’s far from evil and she abhors violence. Hot summer days will make her feel miserable, but get her in a cold climate and she’ll do perfect.

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As a dragon, she’s often instantly viewed as a threat. She can be, if provoked, but she’ll rarely be the one to start a fight with someone else… unless of course they are trying to steal her treasures or harm her friends. At that point all bets are off.

I really like how these pictures turned out, and the make-over looks fantastic if I do say so myself! Maybe someday I’ll find a place to play her at again.

Credits

  • Skin: .:Soul:. Gen2 F – Fala – [H2-SE Albino] – Lerochelle Destiny
  • Hair: Magika – Serene – Sabina Gully
  • Eyes: IKON – Hope Eyes – Starfall
  • Ears: .:Soul:. Uni Ears [v2] – Blix – Lerochelle Destiny
  • Horns: Plastik :[P]:- Crystalline Horns – Aikea Reiko (RARE gacha item)
  • Outfit: !dM Shiva in Lilac – Chandra Meehan
  • Make-up: Arte – Snowflake Eyeshadow – Miriam Lemondrop
  • Make-up: ~Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Essentials Applier Set – Tarani Tempest
  • Wings: {Aii} + Crystalized Elemental Wings – PrincessAii Resident
  • Mesh Body: Maitreya – Onyx LeShelle
  • Mesh Head: CatWa – Catwa Clip
  • Poses: Imaginarium Poses – Lady Of Greyjoy (The Lady Series) – Pewpew Zero
  • Poses: Diesel Works – Christmas Gift set – Rogan Diesel

The Eyes Have It

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(Space Cat Eyes in Deo, VIP group gift with Magic Hour windlight setting and spotlight)

When Charlie sent out a teaser about these eyes I was like “ALL THE YES!” I’m an eye junkie as it is, and Soul has some of the most gorgeous eyes on the grid. The best part about these eyes, in my opinion, is that not all of them look like feline eyes. That’s right, some of them can even be used as normal human eyes!

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(Space Cat Eyes in Ultraviolet with Magic Hour windlight setting and spotlight)

See? In the above image you can’t really tell that its feline. I love that! Versatility rules the day every time. So where are these eyes, you say? They will be available for the February round of the Applique event. What you get with these eyes:

– System Layers
– 2017 Mesh eyes
– Catwa Applier
– Omega Applier
– Genesis Applier

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(Space Cat Eyes in Holo, one of two fatpack exclusive colors)

Oh, and did I mention that Charlie added not one but TWO fatpack exclusive colors? That’s right, and if you love these eyes as much as I do you’ll want to splurge and get the fatpack. Its worth it, especially if you look at all you get plus the extra exclusives.

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(Space Cat Eyes in Nebula)

For this photo shoot, I paired it with a gorgeous skin from Lumae and hair from Olive. The location is the Hobbiton sim, which was advertised in a blogger group not long ago.

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I highly recommend checking out this sim. RP is optional and the build is simply stunning. If you’re looking for a place to take photos, head there. And get to Applique! You won’t be disappointed!

Also, don’t forget to check out Forest of Zyn for her Valentine’s-themed ride!

 

Credits

  • Eyes: .:Soul:. Space Cat Eyes – Lerochelle Destiny (Applique event)
  • Skin: Lumae :: Fable ~ Frost – Lumiya Rae
  • Hair: .Olive. the Shiny Hair – Naminaeko Resident
  • Ears: *~*Illusions*~* Sylph Ears – Siyu Suen
  • Ear Cords: *~*Illusions*~* Wrapped Cords for Sylph Ears – Siyu Suen
  • Outfit: !dM deviousMind “Gwynevere” – Chandra Meehan (gacha item)
  • Head: CatWa – Catwa Clip
  • Body: Maitreya – Onyx LeShelle

Of Ears and Crowns

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(Open Heart Earrings shown in an Ombre option)

My first round of photos for the Open Heart earrings was a colossal bust. Seriously, I hated EVERY picture I took. So, here I am a few days later attempting it once again! These lovely earrings come in four color pack options and are available at The Coven event, which opened on February 3.

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(Open Heart Earrings shown in Holographic option)

(Shown in an Oil option on the left, and a Solid option on the right)

Now, the color options I’ve shown here are far from the only options you can choose from. The HUDs (Oil, Solid, Ombre, and Holo) are chock full of wicked pretty color options. I had a tough time deciding which ones to showcase, believe me!

Next up, we have Fantasy Gacha Carnival right around the corner. Yep, its back from the brink of death to bring us more gacha madness…. so of course Charlie had to get involved. Between us, I think Charlie enjoys tormenting us with gachas…. making awesome things and then sitting back and watching us beg and plead with the machines to give us the shiny things.

I give to you…. The Fashun set!

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(Fashun Mask – Crown common 7)

Ok, now before I get right down to it, I’m going to warn you on one thing: This is a LARGE gacha. It will take you a while to get everything. How large? Forty two (yes, 42) pieces in all.  It comes in 3 styles (crown, open, and full), with 12 Common colors, 1 Uncommon, and 1 Rare each.

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(Fashun Mask – Crown Light Rays RARE)

Some nifty things to note about these pieces: They are mod, for one. For another, on the rares you get a nifty HUD that allows you to customize the colors! So not only does it move (like light waves, as the name implies) you can pick your own colors for it! You can also adjust the glow and transparency on it too.

(Fashun Mask – Full Common 2 on the left, Full Light Rays RARE on the right)

Now, if you have to edit the pieces and find that you’ve messed up royally, the default size for all styles is: 0.21303, 0.23631, 0.31147

So don’t worry if you mess up!

(Fashun Mask – Open Common 11 on the left, Open Holographic UNCOMMON on the right)

Remember, only the rares come with the HUD and they are also the only ones that move.

As much as I would love to post all of the items from this gacha, I’m afraid that would be impossible. But I feel that I’ve given you all a good indication of what to expect. And if gachas aren’t your thing, there’s always The Coven event. Remember, Charlie released some gorgeous ears there too.

 

Credits

  • Skin: Lumae :: Jewel – Priestess – Lumiya Rae
  • Eyes: {S0NG} :: Winter~ Raven Eyes – Funeral Plutonian
  • Hair: Runaway Hair [RA] Tara Hair – Candela Kira
  • Earrings: .:Soul:. Open Heart Earrings – Lerochelle Destiny (The Coven event)
  • Crown, Face Masks – .:Soul:. Fashun Mask gacha – Lerochelle Destiny (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
  • Cuffs: :::Sn@tch Jeweled Satin Cuffs – Ivey Deschanel
  • Top: :::Sn@tch Fairy Princess Halter Top (DARKS)::: – Ivey Deschanel
  • Lip Stain: .:Soul:. LipStains – Deo – Lerochelle Destiny (VIP group gift)
  • Eye Shadow: Unknown (apologies, it was from my original photo shoot!)
  • Head: CatWa – Catwa Clip
  • Body – Belleza Freya – Tricky Boucher

Zyn Does it Again

 

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My amazing friend Zyn (of Forest of Zyn) is known as a quality creator of fine art in SL. This extends to the fantastic rides she builds from time to time, from the Steampunk one of autumn, to the Halloween one, etc. She really goes all out in this creations of hers. While I won’t spoil the entire Valentine’s Day ride for you, I will share some snapshots of it so you can get a feel for it. You should really check it out for yourself. Its beauty really can’t be described!

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Credits

  • Location: Forest of Zyn – Zyndyrr Resident

Goth Ice

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(The eyes glimmer!)

Well hello there!

So, January decided to be a flaming pile of bleached turds to me, so of course my blog suffered a bit in lack of posts. I apologize. But the good news is you now get to see more shiny goodness from me! This look I put together is probably one of the more gothy looks I’ve created, but hey that’s fine. I adore goth and bohemian styles the most.

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The skin is from Soul, Charlie’s newest release to date. Have I mentioned that I love icy blue skin tones? I may be the queen of purples and violets but icy blue is right up there for me too. Its a Special Edition (SE) and will be released at the February 2017 round of We ❤ RP. And yes guys, there will be a male version too! AND it will have penis appliers. Sorry, I won’t be blogging those as I’m a woman 24/7 in SL (and RL).

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The ears! Another Uni Ear release from Charlie, and these are by far her most unique ears to date. These will be released at the upcoming Coven event, which opens on February 3. The earlobes are weighted and stretched, so just be aware of that if you decide not to demo these before purchasing. Though really, who does that anymore? 😉 Aptly named the Heavy Heart ears, Charlie really nailed the essence of what the title implies.

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Mark your calendars! February 3 is opening day for Coven. February 4 is opening day for We ❤ RP. Get there to get these fantastic goodies from Soul! See you there!

 

Credits

  • Skin: .:Soul:. Gen2 – F – Fala – [SE Snow] – Complete Package – Lerochelle Destiny (We ❤ RP for February 2017)
  • Hair: *Calico* Helenia – Calico Ingmann
  • Ears: .:Soul:. Uni Ears [v2] – Heavy Heart – Lerochelle Destiny (Coven for February 2017)
  • Eyes: [Gauze] Mystic – Enyo – (G) Human – Yukio Ida
  • Dress: Plastik :[P]:- Lucine Dress// Rona – Aikea Rieko
  • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl ::SG:: Siona Mesh & Makeup for OMEGA – Slackgirl Resident
  • Lipstick: Arte – Elf Make-Up – Miriam Lemondrop
  • Head: CatWa – Catwa Clip
  • Body: Belleza Freya – Tricky Boucher

Lovely Lippies

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(Above lip stain is the Autumn color)

Time for another round of lip Skittles! Er… well, something like that. New this week from Soul are lip stains in ten gorgeous colors, including a special one just for the store VIPs! I won’t be blogging the VIP one, but the rest will be here.

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(Shown in Bloo color)

Now before anyone says “Why doesn’t the color fill in the entirety of my lips?!” just remember… the answer is in the name of the product. Lip stains aren’t meant to cover the entire lip. They are meant to give a splash of color to both lips, and that’s it. If you’re wanting all over color, then these aren’t for you.

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(Shown in Cyan color)

These stains come with CatWa head appliers, Omega head appliers, Genesis head appliers, TMP head appliers, and system tattoo layers. So chances are you’re covered if you buy these.

(Shown in Lavender on the left, Lime on the right)

(Shown in Orange on the left, Pink on the right)

(Shown in Rose on the left, Teal on the right)

And of course, pairing these lovely stains with Soul skins is always a win. I’m wearing my favorite tone Gen2 tone, F1, in this shoot. So you see, even with the fantasy tones the stains look fabulous! You can never have too much make-up in SL so I highly suggest picking these up, and join the VIP group to get the gift one!

 

Credits

  • Skin: .:Soul:. Gen2 F – Fala – [F1] – Skins & Head Appliers – Lerochelle Destiny
  • Make-up: .:Soul:. Lipstains – FatPack – Lerochelle Destiny
  • Outfit (including accessories) – Wicca’s Wardrobe – Tabitha in purple (gacha)
  • Eyes: .:Soul:. Sidhe Eyes – Seelie – Bubblegum – Lerochelle Destiny
  • Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Mesh TNT-V2 – CatWa Clip
  • Body: Belleza Freya – Tricky Boucher
  • Head: CatWa – CatWa Clip

Cold Moon

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What a year! So much, good and bad, has happened that I can’t even really process it all in one go. I thought I would take a moment to do one final post of 2016… ending on a colorfully dark note image-wise. I wanted to go for a sort of oximoron-type look, and I think I did good… combining a dark backdrop with a colorful demon-type. Or dragon-type, whichever you prefer.

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The skin. Hokay, where to begin… well, this skin was part of a fantastic fantasy line created by Soul for the Fantasy Faire back at the earlier part of the year. They are all considered special editions and thus come with every applier that Soul makes. Charlie also included a wild version and faded version of the skins. Wild means the markings are bright and visible. Faded, well, means that the markings are dulled down. My photo shoot here features the wild version.

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I have a story I would like to share with you all. The hair I’m wearing? Yes, quite the story behind that. Olive is a hair shop I had been following off and on for over a year. Back in July or so of this year, she participated in an anime/manga event and this hair was one of her offerings. At the time, I had no money to get it so I asked Olive’s CSR if it would be in the store after the event. I was told “it should be”. Fast forward to now and past many notecards and offlines later, I am finally the proud owner of this gorgeous hair. Olive’s store manager stepped in for me and I couldn’t be happier.

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It may have taken months to acquire, but it was well worth it. There are only three issues I have with it, and they aren’t earth-shattering horrible. One – this hair doesn’t work well with the mesh heads I have tried it with. I have tried it on LeLutka Karin and Gaeline Kirstin. No matter what I tried, I still saw the head under it. Two – there is no “busty” option for this hair. If you’re like me and adore the Freya body or other plus sized body, you’re going to have major clipping through the left breast. Three – the streak option recolors one whole side of the hair instead of just streaks. On one hand, that’s awesome, but on the other, for those of us who just want streaks, its a bit of a bummer. But overall this is still a wonderful hair to get. The style and color options are unmatched. ….And did I mention it comes with a version for hair buns on the top of your head?

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As we leave 2016 behind, I want to take a moment and express my gratitude to the many folks who have stood by me through thick and thin this year and previously. You all have a special place in my heart and I thank my lucky stars every day that you’re with me.

  • My wonderful boyfriend, Les. You’re wonderful, even when you disappear into ARK. 😉
  • Reshma. You are the a wonderful friend and I miss getting to spend time with you! Keep on being strong and we’ll get together in 2017 I hope!
  • Mari. Don’t work too hard in 2017 and don’t forget to take some you time!
  • Liz. Girl, with all that running you do I better see you in a damn marathon next year! 😀
  • Nereida. Just one more puppy!
  • Quinn. Lazy ass, get back to work! 😛
  • Damien. The only guy I know that can tell someone off and sound absolutely elegant while doing so.
  • Don. You’ve been my landlord in SL since… wow, for many years, and been a great friend that entire time. Give Copper and Daisy a hug for me!
  • Siofra & Tali. Listing them together because lets face it, a PPJ just isn’t the same without both together! ❤
  • Charlie & Deadsy. Thank you both for the wonderful opportunity you’ve given me. You’re both awesome and I look forward to working with you again in 2017!
  • Reiko. We’ve known each other a long time in SL. Thank you for continuing to stick by me. You’re the best!

 

Credits

  • Skin: .:Soul:. Ranitomeya – Gen2 F – [F1] – Complete Package – Lerochelle Destiny
  • Hair: .Olive. the Lady B Hair – Naminaeko Resident
  • Eyes: .:Soul:. Sidhe Eyes – Unseelie – Galaxy – Lerochelle Destiny
  • Outfit: Caverna Obscura – Starlight Silks ~MIDNIGHT~ – Elvina Ewing
  • Horns: [CC] Cerridwen’s Cauldron Aasimar Horns, Uncommon (gacha item) – Elico Ember
  • Body – Maitreya – Onyx Leshelle