Up Close and Personal

Hey Everyone! I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving!! But now that the Fall holiday is over, Caleb and I are putting out the winter things.  Being that time flies so fast in SL we are building our winter wonderland. So the snow is coming out, and the Christmas stuff is coming forward.  And I have some really great little up close items for you to check out this post! Did you know that Tannenbaum has opened?! So excited for that! If you go there, you will find so many cute things to decorate your homes, land and even yourselves with! Some thing for everyone I say.  This is more on the accessorizing side of things for me this post.  Hence why I am up close and personal.  Festively speaking I am wearing so many great things.  Normally I tend to forget to blog my make-up … or maybe its because I dont wanna share … who knows with me … but this time I am really sharing because its IZZIES! and honestly, I really love her makeup … actually most of the makeup I wear is from her so if you see it on me and I don’t mention it … yea, its prolly Izzies, cause for me its the best ♥ Now The eye makeup and the lipstick set are both at Tannenbaum and they are shimmers and glitters which makes me happy.  Sparkle like the snow … yep I said that dreaded word … SNOW! Its gonna be falling soon … or maybe it has been falling on you already.  But its coming … WINTER IS COMING! (GoT reference for my nerds).

While at Tannenbaum make sure to get the jewels from CAE! Yes, I am blogging Cae again … uhm because I wanna and I stilll love her stuff.  And I will own it all.  But let me tell you about the cute Holiday items.  There is a cute Christmas Tree earring set.  I am in love with these. I believe there is necklace in the set too, but I didn’t wear that one because I wanted this Reindeer one on my neck right away!  Its a cute little circle charm with a Rudolf cut right in the middle.  I say that because my gem is red! And its the nose of the reindeer.  But yea, this is so cute and I have a ton more in the Tannenbaum collection of hers to show next.  So keep a look out for that.

Okay so UBER opened.  BUT I am going to tell you that I didn’t get this hair from UBER … because I tested my skills at one of the many perks of the VIP TRUTH group.  I tried my hand at telling a little story to the Group Moderator of the group.  Once in a while they ask a question and you submit your answer.  This time it was WHAT WOULD YOU DO (IN WORLD) WITH UNLIMITED LINDENS? and I won the prize, which is the new release in the fat pack.  I really enjoy this hair because it can be worn in several different ways, thanks to the new Style HUD that was created.  Also on that with all the endless color options its perfect.  Its a great holiday if you are looking for a dressy casual look! If you are looking for this hair though, its at UBER!

Now my last item but one of my favorites too! Is my sweater ♥ Just Because has placed out another adorable item! This sweater is perfect for the holidays too.  I wore this in the orange for our family Thanksgiving dinner.  But being I am blogging the upcoming holidays the green was a perfect fit for the background look I was going for. That and I think its a beautiful color.  Like always I love the little details from the way the sweater looks realistic and the way the buttons are placed.  It shows the care that the designer has placed into their item and that makes me want it so much more.  While I do blog a lot of Just Because .. its because I know that she places lots of care into her items.  So I am proud to show this brand and other brands like hers! ♥

Credits: 
Makeup:  Izzie’s – Festive Shimmer Eye Make-Up by Izzie Button @ Tannenbaum
Makeup:  Izzie’s – Shimmer Lipstick by Izzie Button @ Tannenbaum
Necklace:  Cae :: Reindeer :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft @ Tannenbaum
Earrings:  Cae :: Yuletide :: Earrings by Caelan Hancroft @ Tannenbaum
Sweater:  JustBECAUSE Vora Sweater – FatPack – Lara by Annie Melson @ Main Store 
Hair:  TRUTH / Farryn  by Truth Hawks @ UBER

The Interview

I was sitting down to take this picture for my blog and I don’t know .. all of a sudden I felt like I was in an interview with someone of importance.  Not that anything I would have to really say is that important.  But the vibe of the picture was just wow.  I really was digging on the feeling of this picture and it just came together.  So how are you lovely people doing today?

There are so many events, sales, and new releases going on! Gosh, I have so much to cover as I discover them.  For instance, Exile has released new hair at the mainstore.  TWO of them! This is one … but omgosh they are adorable.  I swear I repeat the same things over and over about a store that I just love.  But his blonds are killing it! I mean I remember back in the day when it was like ’06 and blonds couldn’t be worn that much unless you wanted to be like barbie with the huge glow.  I couldn’t pull it off.  But slowly over time the color has been coming out so well with designers.  This mid-length hair style is just perfect for those days when you are just wanting to let it hang down and be comfortable.

I then hit up ERRACTIC because that store is having a sale for a bit ALL ITEMS ARE 50% off!! So if you are missing some of your favorite sets or peices, THIS is the time to go over there and hit them up and get all you want.  These things don’t last long.  On that its been packed and took me a bit to get in.  So maybe when you are all reading this you can get in.  I will cross my fingers for you.  I picked up this very pretty dress and a ton of other things while there.  The floral patter on this blue just called to me when I seen it.  So it now totally belongs in my collection of summery/spring like items.

Cae is once again participating in the FaMESHed Round.  Which I have to say the new build is gorgeous.  Despite what people were saying I was loving on the last design too.  The wide open spaces.  But this is nice too.  Easier to navigate for those of you non cammers that don’t get around so well … pfft.  (yep I went there).  But You can find this gorgeous necklace set with earrings at the new round.  I do find it hard to wear earrings, I think its more because my choice of hair styles are that tend to frame my face.  But that doesn’t mean I don’t love them nor that I don’t have them.  I need to start finding more up-do like hairs to showcase the earrings.  But with all of Cae’s items you get a HUD that allows you to change the colors of the stones and the metal and its just perfect for that little bit of accessorizing.

The last thing I want to talk about before I end my blog is Gacha Garden is open and I found the cutest little closet set for girls.  You have your choice of light or dark.  For this look I am using my light set.  You play the machine and you have a chance to win.  I am really enjoying that aesthetic of how it looks and the sweetness the lighter colors give.  If you are interested in the darker one, its more goth with its red and blacks.  So it caters to all! So make sure you head on over and check it out before the event ends.  But you got time don’t worry.

All links are below … and if you wanna follow me or Caleb on flickr… you can find that information on the right 😀

Credits:
Cae :: Sawyer :: Necklace by Cae (caelan.hancroft) @ FaMESHed
erratic / caroline – maxi dress / floral blue (maitreya) by erratic (erratic.rain) @ the Main Store 
Exile::Autumn Breeze by Kavar Cleanslate @ the Mainstore 

Izzie’s – All The Colors Matte Lipstick Set (LeLutka) FLF by Izzie Button
Izzie’s – Tokyo Eyes (Pale) FLF by Izzie Button
Veechi – Fall Foiled Shadow [LeLutka] by Aiubrey Snoodle

Items by 咩花糖 (m8229mn) @ The Gacha Garden
-Nomi-Princess Closet-Sofa(Light)
-Nomi-Princess Closet-Closet Light-1 RARE
-Nomi-Princess Closet-Candy Jar-2(Light)
-Nomi-Princess Closet-Candy Jar-1(Light)

KITE – Cat Ornament Onyx GIFT

Completely Untouched!

I have spent what seems like years looks at perfect looking pictures where people seem to be untouched! I have always wondered how people can look so good while the background is blurry and yet the person seems to fit flawless into it! Well this time while looking at the flickr I seen a new tutorial placed up that shows JUST how to do that flawless look.  I wanted to give it a go.  I am so amazed by the turn out of this picture!  Soo …

Thank you Daeberethwen Arbenlow for posting this tutorial that would allow me to create this amazing picture with out edits!! Anyone that is reading my blog, just click her name, its a link to her Flickr with the post that will show you how to do this amazing skill.  So what I am meaning by no edits is this … I took two pictures like she said.  THE ONLY thing I done in PS is followed her directions, which did not require to manipulate my avatar in any form.  This is a natural shot of my avatar in world.  I really cannot stop gushing over the technique.  I think I even annoyed Caleb with it so much so that he hung up the phone while I was talking haha.

If these are the results of what my pictures can be with a simple windlight, and the merging of two layers in PS to make me look like this… to give my readers the opportunity to see a clear shot of the looks without editing of the highest degree this is … just wow.  So click the name … take a shot and learn something new.  You will be happy with the results, if I can follow her directions … seriously anyone can!

Credits:
Hair:  Exile:: Rich Love by Kavar Cleanslate / Part of Collabor88 Sept Round
Headband: Exile:: Rich Love Headband / comes with above hair
Sweater:  Tres Blah – Passport Sweater (Lara) – Grey by Julliette Westerburg
Jeans:  [Cynful] Sadystika’s Flare Jeans – Maitreya Lara (High Feet) by Cynthia Ultsch
Choker:  *PerveTTe* Lustful [Choker] [Gold] by lanna.cobalt

Makeup:  Izzie’s – Halloween Colors Lipstick (LeLutka) by Izzie Button @ Main Store for Once Upon a Nightmare
Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 3.0  by Thora Charron
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* A.T.W. SKINS _Maitreya Mesh Body_ Nordic by Steffi Villota 
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle

It’s all Rainbows and Butterflies

Hiii everyone! I am so really excited for the Arcade to come up in a few days! I am sporting a sneak peek for Apple May Designs.  This is something I haven’t seen her come out with in a while now… which is a costume! I love this so much because its a Butterfly.  And yes, its a gacha so you have the opportunity to mix and match some colors here, in my sample pack I received the pink set and the black set.  I mixed and matched to see what I could create and I loooove it.  Now there are some really neat things with this product.  Each of the butterflies on my body has a HUD that will allow you to choose a variety of colors for the Butterflies, so you have … the ones on my skirt, Strings on my corset, the butterflies on my heels, the ones on the wings, but on the wings you have the ribbon, the flowers and the butterflies, and the wings change colors too! So you have so many choices to make.  I was having fun testing out all the goodness that you can create with just a few HUDs and different colors.  I think this will be a great seller at the Arcade!! ♥

I went to UBER and guess what I got things! I mean I guess that is obvious if I went there and put it in my blog.  But I GOT THE HAIR! As if I need more hair, but pfft its TRUTH hair and the new RAINBOW packs in his hairs are amazing!! Which reminds me if you have past new releases of the hairs – the fat packs – go and get a redeliver they are free in the update.  If you bought the single packs, well you will have to purchase the rainbow packs …  But this beauty is at the UBER event and it has soooo many styles and the new style HUD to allow you to make different looks.  I cannot get enough of that.  While you are at UBER check out IZZIE’S booth because she has out new SHADOWS for the eyes, that are both Lelutka and Catwa ready, and the glitters are just perfect.  I cannot even right now with how many different colors are in the set.  I want to wear them all the time all day long, even if they are aimed to the night time looks.  I DON’T CARE … I will ROCK this look all day long! Love it! ♥

It is time again for Kinky to come around and I got the perfect little gift! This choker is adorable.  I love the key hanging from the ribbon that caresses the throat.  You can use it as a collar with the scripts in it … or you can just use it as an accessory … I’m not telling our little secret … is it for the kinks … or no?  I guess you will have to just wonder … I will say I am normally not a golden child but I am living for gold tone in this piece.  I really am digging this look.  Its going to be a favorite in my collection of chokers .. or collars.

Like always, I want you all to have fun, go shopping.  Look around and see if you find any little treasures that will make you happy.  I know that I enjoy the events, and finding that something special to have.

Credits:
Collar:  *PerveTTe* Lustful [Choker] [Gold] By lanna.cobalt – KINKY EVENT
Rings:  Kibitz – Wonders rings – L – silver – Maitreya bento by Kathya Szczepanski (updated in the main store)
Hair:  TRUTH / Natalie by Truth Hawks – Uber 

Apple May Design Items for Arcade:
All Items by Apple May
Monarch Butterfly Kisses Maitreya (legs)
Monarch Maitreya Corset – Pink
Monarch Maitreya Heels – Pink
Monarch Maitreya Skirt – Black
Monarch Maitreya Skirt Butterflies
Monarch Maitreya Wings

Eyeshadow:  Izzie’s – LeLutka – Applier Evening Glitter by Izzie ButtonUBER
Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 3.0  by Thora Charron |
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers*Anais* MIXEDTYPE  by Steffi Villota @ Main Store
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle |

Background:  Astralia – Cute rainbow backdrop by Astralia
Pose: Pose Maniacs by Jaay Tiratzo 

Baywatch’s Turtlewatch

Once those famous drum beats and keyboard melody start for the Baywatch’s theme song I’m Always Here, you know exactly what show is starting on the TV. And just as iconic as the theme song is for Baywatch is also those slow-mo run scenes with the hunky studs and beautiful bombshell lifeguards. So Ella and I decided to make our own slow-motion Baywatch run scene on the beach, starring a group of incredibly sexy HEXtraordinary turtles. We were running so slow that the group of sea turtles nearly passed us by!

Today was a great day for a nice slow-mo run though. At first, Ella’s hair was blowing all sorts of crazy since the morning breeze was blowing faster than our slow-mo running pace. We finally got good stride and were able to get a decent shot together. Can you believe this is our first picture together ever?! I’ve known this Australian menace for years (we shared the same SL family back in the day) and we finally grabbed a photo together. Now she can send me all the Tim Tams and that awesome fluffy creamy pastry pie that she showed me, but I forgot what it is called and I learned the hard way to never google “Australian cream pie”.

P.S. The fluffy creamy pastry pie is actually called Pavlova.

P.S.S. How can you not have that Baywatch theme song stuck in your head now?!

Baywatch | Mine & Yours

Turtlewatch | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Hair: Vango. Colin by Norman Millar
Swim Trunks: BlankLine Men’s swimwear_Gianni [Red] (part of the Epiphany July 2017 gacha) by Kureha Resident
Wet skin Applier: Izzie’s – Wet Body & Face by Izzie Button
Whistle: No. LifeGuard OutFIT_Whistle by CheerNo Destiny
Lifeguard rescue can: Kalopsia – Life Guard Torpedo (holdable) (part of the Kalopsia – Lifeguard Station) by Isabeau Baragula

Decorations:
Kalopsia – Lifeguard Station by Isabeau Baragula
*HEXtraordinary* Sea Turtle – Beach Roamer (Rez) by Corwin Lacourte

 

Summer Fun in the Sun

Good morning/Afternoon my pretty people! I am blogging on the new blog for this post, just to see how it runs.  I will be doing a more dedicated post for that in a little while.  So this is basically a tester post ♥  Anyhooo, I am really excited to show you a this new bathing suit from Just Because, While you cant really see this in the picture, this is a one piece suit, that has a mesh covering on the belly, because I chose the nude metallic color, it comes off as not really visible which is really cool and I love the effect.  The material is wonderful in the materials area too, I was loving looking at the way the lights would play on parts of it.  For me this is going to be a go to bathing suit for the rest of the summer, and like I always say … a must have in the inventory for any girl ♥

I am sporting some new shades from Izzie’s! Now, I think depending on your monitor you might not be able to see the water drips on the lenses but omgosh is it amazing when you use the right lighting, or no lighting for that matter.  There is a HUD that allows you have the frames wet too, or just the lenses, in my case, I did just the lenses, but I must say the whole outcome is perfect for those of us that don’t like taking our shades off in the water, its not like they can float off our faces sooo why not have some realistic like water shades.

Lastly, while the Hair Fair 2017 is over doesn’t mean that we have to stop showing off the hairs right?! Sooo, here is another hair that I bought from the Hair Fair, but I wanted to state it is possible that you can still purchase any of these hairs in the store.  But I am in love with the wet hair from Tram.  This is a little piece that is great for when you want to have that wet hair look for the beach, pool or shower looks.  I swear designers are so talented when it comes to hair.  I know I wouldn’t have the patience to make one.  So make sure you head over to their store and check them out.

 

Credits:
Glasses:  Izzie’s – Splish Splash Wet Sunglasses  | Izzie Button | Main Store 
Swimsuit:  JustBECAUSE~Nessa Swimsuit (Sheer)   | Annie Melson | Main Store
Hair: tram G0519 hair(M)  | moca Loup | Hair Fair 2017 – Possible Main Store

Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 2.7  | Thora Charron |
Skin:  Glam Affair – Milena ( LeLutka Applier ) America  | Aida Ewing | UBER
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 | Onyx LeShelle |

Hair Fair 2017 For Men

This year’s Hair Fair is quickly coming to a close (last day is Sunday, July 16th) and there were quite a few hair selection for the men. All donations go to Wigs for Kids, providing charitable assistance to children who have lost their hair due to medical issues. So while you shop, know that your contribution is going to a good cause!

I ended up picking up four different pieces, but one in particular stood out in its uniqueness. Argrace’s MIKAGE hair is no ordinary hair, featuring dripping wet hair strands and, most notably, a towel draped on top of the head. Certainly not an every day hair, but for the perfect situation, it is most definitely the perfect hair…like when I just hopped out of the shower after a long day. Nothing like washing off that summer heat with a nice cold shower.

MIKAGE is rigged mesh, coming in two sizes for men and eight sizes for women with varying size chest areas. The towel can be changed to six different colors: white, light blue, pink, light brown, dark brown, and navy blue.
You can get this awesome hair at Argrace’s vendor at Hair Fair. While you are there, be sure to check out all the other hairs, as there are quite a bit to choose from at the four total sims this year. To make it easy, male hairs can be easily located if you look above each store and checking if there is a male symbol there or not. This made shopping at the event so much easier! So no excuses – go check out the Hair Fair before it ends and support Wigs for Kids!
Credits:
Hair: *ARGRACE* MIKAGE – Dark Browns by rika Oyen at Hair Fair 2017
Body Applier: Izzie’s – Wet Body & Face by Izzie Button at Summerfest ’17

Rolling in the Sand

Hanging out on the beach today, I think I got a little sandy! But that is okay, because frankly it was worth it.  Izzie’s has this great tattoo set for the bodies that make rolling around in the sand perfect for those days you just wanna be sandy.  And its perfect for the beach.  If you are wearing the LeLutka head like I am, then you can place the Logo Omega HUD on and it will go to your face, so you can have the sand look there too.

I am in love with this dress from Just Because.  There is a non sheer and the Sheer, as you can see I am wearing the sheer and its amazing, its just the right amount of see through that leaves you wanting a bit more and yet gives you coverage.  As you can see it comes with panties too so you don’t have to worry about flashing your lady parts to the world.  I am digging on the material that show on this dress.  I am wearing the holo looking color of this and its great in the lights.  You can find this amazing dress at Collabor88.

You can also find the hair I am wearing there as well.  I am in love with how these wind blown hairs are being released by Exile.  First the group gifty and now this one.  You can wear this version with or without the bangs.  On that this one comes with a ton of colors.  You can choose from your favorite pack and if you are anything like me … you will need the fatpack.  All the colors are amazing and for some reason, I always mention this … but the blonds in his pack are always impressive.  The detail is just … I want more haha.

Like always I have all the details below.  Go out and have fun shopping.  Make the look your own and show it off. ♥

Credits: 
Hair:  Exile – Way That I Feel | Kavar Cleanslate | Collabor88
Dress:  *Just BECAUSE* Heather Dress | Annie Melson | Collabor88
Sand:  Izzie’s – Body & Face Beach Sand | Izzie Button |

Head: .LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.7 | jadenart |
Shape:  .LeLutka.Simone.Shape.003 – Livvy Made (new)
Skin:  Glam Affair – Agnes ( LeLutka Applier ) America | aida.ewing |
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 | Onyx LeShelle |

Hair in the Wind

Sooo, there is something really exciting happening.  Well I say exciting because I love Exile hair, and well they have redone their whole sim! Its a nice open layout with so much more room.  Now if you missed their sale dont fret because that just means all new hair will be coming very soon! But while you are there checking out the new store, make sure you click the sign for the free hair! That is right the wind blown hair I am wearing right now is totally free! Now for you men that are perving my blog … they have a free mens hair too, so make sure you pick that up.  Take a gander around the store and see whatelse you like!

Now then on to even more news! Just Because has released these amazing shorts in her main store! Thats right these shorts are availble for purchase this second.  So make sure you run over and pick up that fatpack.  I say that because the fatpack is always the best.  All the colors and the looks.  Now whats really cool about these pants is that it comes in two different styles, the ripped, which is what I am wearing, and then there is non ripped standard.  Which are great and all, but I love the style of well worn pants.  So these totally fit my fancy.

Now I am sure you want to accessorize, and I have done just that with several of my favorite accessories stores.  I have Glasses from Izzies, because no matter how long I wear these, they never go out of style for me.  I am wearing my all time favorite cat ears from RealEvil … and I have to have my neclace from Cae’s.  These designers are amazing and I think you should check them out while you are shopping too! ♥

Credits:
Hair:  Exile::Gina | Kavar Cleanslate | Group Gift!
Shorts:  *JB* Lisa Jean Shorts (ripped) – FatPack – Lara | Annie Melson | NEW @MainStore
Necklace:  Cae :: Pemberley :: Necklace | caelan.hancroft |
Ears:  **RE** Kitty Ears | crashnoww |
Top:  Foxes – Vintage Tied Tees – Lara – ALL | tyr.rozenblum | Past Luxe Box
Sunglasses:  Izzie’s – Oversized Sunglasses (brown lenses) (mesh) | Izzie Button |

Head:  .LeLutka.Head.Simone 2.6 | jadenart |
Shape:  .LeLutka.Simone.Shape.003 – Livvy Made (new)
Skin:  *League* Amaia – Lelutka Applier – Pale | Nena Janus |
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 | Onyx LeShelle |
Hand:  VISTA PROHAND | VistaMesh | BENTO ITEM