Sephora Virtual Artist for Second Life Avatars?

I was looking at Facebook, and I found this website where Gina Mei tries the Sephora app that lets you apply lipstick to your face. Well, a picture of your face that is. I downloaded it, but it didn’t work on my Android for some reason. I then found further down in Gina’s blog post the link to Sephora Virtual Artist, and was able to upload my photo.

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Two tips to keep in mind:

1. The site seems to favor JPEGs over PNG files, so keep that in mind when taking pictures, and
2. Try to have a natural nude lip (no lipstick on the skin). I first tried to use this with a slightly tinted lipstick on, and I could not get the SVA lipstick to apply properly to my lips. It was a LOT easier once I took it off.

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Free gifts at Midnight Madness

Update: Due to the crowds and demand, many stores have agreed to set their items to 0L for 24 hours, including Blueberry. Please join the inworld group for the latest details on your favorite stores.

For those people who like Midnight Mania boards, then this Midnight Madness event is for you! Created by the owner of Apple May Designs, Midnight Madness is definitely going to be the talk of Second Life today! I love mainstore-based events, so I am happy to share this with all of you.

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There were issues with the boards not working, so the designers have made some adjustments in how they are issuing their gifts. I would suggest joining the inworld group for the latest information. Some groups that would normally have a fee to join are free today I believe, so definitely take advantage ^^

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Do polka dots and stripes go together?

Pencil skirt. Patterned blouse. Black heels. Fancy hat. All of the items that I have named are good to have in your wardrobe. They make great staples for someone who wants to be stylish and classy. What if I told you that you can get all of these items for Ghee’s January VIP gift?

Do polka dots and stripes go together? Second Life

The first thing that comes to mind is that we have polka dots and pinstripes.  I can hear some of you say, “You’re not supposed to wear different patterns!”. Most of the time this is true, but since black dots on a white blouse is pretty neutral, we can get away with matching with a black pinstripe pencil skirt. This combination makes a bold statement, but doesn’t make you look crazy. The pillbox hat and winklepicker heels gives the outfit a vintage twist back to the 1960’s, which overall gives the outfit a unique look. The shoes are for the Slink High feet only.

You still have time to pick this up at Ghee – while you are there, make sure you check out the latest items ^^

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Walden: Ghee Takes Us Back to Nature

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

I think reading Walden was one of my favorite works of literature in college. The first time I was introduced to it, I felt peaceful as Thoreau took us “back to basics”, or rather, “back to nature”. Also, he encourages us to be self-reliant and to look beyond what we can physically see. I think part of the reason we do not accomplish what we would like to achieve is because we listen to the wrong people. Too many people are pessimistic and “dream-snatchers”, and if one is dependent on the approval of others, he or she will be easily led astray.

This latest release from Ghee (currently at The Instruments) has inspired me to go back to nature as well. I am wearing both “Plum” and “Fall” dresses. I especially loved the color combinations of the Plum dress – electrifying yet mesmerizing.

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Lounge with a jumpsuit

I think my favorite go-to look over the past few days is to wear a jumpsuit and to put a bolero over it. Lelutka did a great job coming out with these little jackets over the holidays ^^ I like jumpsuits because they fit most people, and it’s not a lot of work to look fabulous. Plus, to me they are the glam version of comfort.

The jumpsuit I have on today is by Valentina E, and I got it from Uber. This round ends on the 23rd, so you still have time to visit.
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Looking back and moving forward

I had wanted to do this post last year, but I took a short break in December, and didn’t have time to do all of my posts in a timely matter.

Looking back…

I can’t believe that I have stayed in Second Life to have a 6th rez day! I have done rez day posts in 2011, 2013, and 2014. I did not do one in 2012, most likely because I was going through a rough patch in SL and did not feel like celebrating much. I didn’t do that much this year except head for Ambrosia. I think this is like a  tradition of mine – go to the club ^^

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It was funny – after I got on the stage to dance, the other person got on too. She later asked me where did I get my dance animations from ^^

Do you celebrate your rez day? If you do, what do you normally do for it? If not, why not?

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