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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Seven SL Facts About Me

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I love nails!

You know, if you think about something enough, it has a tendency to manifest itself one way or another. For a while now, I have been thinking on how to express more thoughts on my blog instead of just putting up photos of my latest purchases and stylings.  Then Strawberry Singh came  up with a fun meme about sharing some facts about yourself in Second Life. So, let’s start with..

SL Fact # 1: I don’t like being bored in SL, so I will always find something to do. On the rare occasion that I don’t have anything to do, I get a lot of “Omg! YOU’RE bored?” and “No way!” comments.

On the flip side, I get irritated when people ask me whether or not I’m busy (it’s become a 4-lettered word for me), because I feel they equate that to me not having time to spend with them when I say I’m doing xyz. Depending on what I’m doing, I can easily put it aside and do something else. But if I feel like I’m being sized up based on the fact that I actually have something to do, I can get defensive. There was a time where I went from a fast-pace SL lifestyle to having nothing to do at all. The abrupt change took its toll when I didn’t have anything to do or planned, and no one would message me first because they all assumed I was busy. It was a very lonely time in SL for me 😦

SL Fact # 1.5: Especially because of that experience mentioned previously, I have no problems messaging my friends to see how they are and what they are up to in SL.

SL Fact #2:  I need a place to call my own in SL.  I tend to like beachfront properties ^^ I was three weeks old when I had my first residence at Noobia, and they are still around after taking a year off. The brief periods where I did not have (or felt like I had) a place to call my own made me unsettled and restless. I actually got a bit depressed at the end of last year before I decided to change my living situation. Never gave it a second thought after that 🙂

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Relaxing outside with a glass of wine

SL Fact #3:  I love jewelry so much that I’m in 4 different groups inworld for it.

SL Fact #4 : I love driving vehicles – jet skis and cars are my favorites. Right now I am looking at the Felgo cars. But I need one that will hold passengers…it’s not fun to tell your friends, “Sorry – not enough room for you 😛 ” It wouldn’t be so bad if it could hold like 3-4 people + driver, but just one passenger? That’s just mean…

SL Fact #5 : I feel odd when I don’t have on nails or some sort of stiletto heels.

SL Fact #6 : I love prim food and drinks ^^ especially food that gives out items that you can eat. My favorite is my bottle of Fremont wine…for a long time I would sit out on the patio and relax with glasses of wine as I did other things (either in world or on the internet). I remember my old boss invited me for breakfast at her place, and it was fun talking and relaxing over a nice meal.

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Adjusting my mirrors while hoping I don’t get blindsided by a wayward driver

SL Fact #7  : I have a tendency to go randomly afk, and I get in trouble at times with people who are sensitive to time gaps in conversation. I never got why people are so upset with this. Personally, I do not know what is on your side of the screen. So as long as we aren’t in a business meeting or something, I don’t sweat it if you get back to me when you come back. One of my friends has a great profile pick on this:

RL & AFK Happens

As much as I would love to be readily available to respond to your Im sometimes it may not be possible.  RL is crazy and unpredictable so I may not have the chance to set my busy/away status or even give you a brb.  So if I do not respond immediately please don’t take offense, I am not ignoring you.  Rl has just decided to interrupt and RL always comes first.  If this is unacceptable to you, you know where the remove button is on your friends list.

Did you make it this far? Yay! I added pictures so it wouldn’t seem too long…plus since I haven’t blogged in a bit I wanted to make it up to you guys 🙂 That’s it from me though…see you soon!

Styling Credits

Photo 1:

Top: DRIFT Morning Tank [MESH] -Dirty
Shorts: VITAMEN BaseBall Boxer 2011-Charcoal
Socks: Indyra Originals: i(heart)Unity over-the-knee gym socks: White
Hair: ::Exile:: Say What You Want:Dirty
Skin: Glam Affair – Amberly – Jamaica 06

Makeup:
Eyeshadow: [mock]Party all night/Indifference Khaki
Lipstick: [mock]Hypershine Lipcolor – Chestnut
Lashes: [MC] Cyborg Thick Set #2 Lashes Upper and Lower
Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Pink

Rug: Old Candy Nail group gift

Photo 2

Top: PARADISIS Sweater dress : complete cream
Leggings: coldLogic leggings – chea.taupe

Photo 3

Hair + Shrug: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Ladymana Roots/Honey
Jacket: DIRAM -La veste
Top: MichaMi: Washed Out Tank in Gray
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * Dirty
Skin: al vulo– Lyala* Mystic dark brow sunkissed
Shades: [Armidi Gisaci] Fi Umo Sunglasses – Black Turtoise / Black Lens
Nails: [Bamboo] Nails – Natural French

Makeup:
[mock]Lip Tattoo- Cheetah

Jewelry
Ring: Donna Flora: ANEMONE ring
Necklace: FINESMITH Tyra necklace- Onix

Hypershine Lipcolor – M.O.C.K. cosmetics

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I did a makeup post, so let me show you some of what’s new at M.O.C.K. cosmetics 🙂 Mockie came out with Hypershine Lipcolor in 10 colors, plus one for the group (not shown here).

Since the Lyala skin from Al Vulo that I have on has both pink eyeshadow and lips, I used Mockie’s Mythic Neutraliser to tone down the color. I am not sure whether this is sold in the store, because this was one (of MANY) gifts she gave to the store group. This is seen in the first photo. Next to it is the Hypershine lip color in Chestnut. The rest is as follows:



02 – Contessa Pink
03 – FreeSpeech Red
04 – Mahogany
05 – Nude New York
06 – Sangria
07 – Sea Pink
08 – Whiskey Sour
09 – Old Rose
10 – Peachy Pink

The eyeshadow is also from M.O.C.K. cosmetics. Unfortunately I forget what the exact color is, but I know it is from the Miss Vanity line (comes with the tattooed lashes as well). These lipcolors are semi-transparent, meaning the color of your lips can make the lipcolor look slightly different in the shade compared to another person. This way you can still be unique, but look fabulous just the same.

Just Me

Hey guys…I have been feeling pretty bleh lately. The cold weather in real life  has really affected my mood…even made me want to dress in mufti-layered clothing and lounge around Second Life.

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My shades look kinda funky in that photo…didn’t notice it until much later. Ah well 😛 I decided to do a bit of shopping around to see what’s new and exciting.

Elikatira is having a massive hair sale now – all hairs will be discontinued after the sale ends on the 23rd. So of course I had to get some new hair, as well as more colors for some of the ones that I already had before. Another store that is having a sale is Kyoot – sadly, Kyoot will be closing its doors very soon (I heard the sale will end at the beginning of February), so run on down! Khitt and I were talking about how long the store has been around – I have things from 2010, and I think she has even older stuff. Okay – all of the closing has me down again..let’s talk about newer stuff.

Ikon has a new VIP group gift for the month of February. Even though I tend to wear mine from Exodi, I am always looking to find my next new favorite pair of eyes. Also, Al Vulo has a new skin out at TDR Fusion. I wanted to try the Honey tone, but they didn’t have demos there or even at their main store (yes, I went to look haha). So I got my usual sunkissed tone.

Until next time guys…which will probably be soon! ^^

Styling Credits

Skin:
al vulo– Lyala* Mystic dark brow sunkissed (previously @ TDR Fusion)
al vulo– Ramona* solstice dark brow sunkissed (now @ TDR Fusion)

Hair:
[e] Abbey – Brown 09
[e] Unfold – Brown 02

Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism
Shoes: N-core ULTRAPLATFORM “Automne”

Shirt: Kyoot – Soft Holiday Mini Dress (Black)
Cardigan: Ricielli Mesh – Cardigan Off Shoulder /monogram
Pants: DRIFT City Pants [MESH] Ombre Black @ The Couturier’s Docks (36 pieces left)
Nails – [Bamboo] Nails – Natural French

Makeup:
[mock]Crema LipColor – Bellini
[mock] Miss Vanity Eyeshadow with lashes [soft brown]
Al Vulo! Mesh Lashes

Jewelry:
EarthStones Ti’ana Earrings – Onyx
EarthStones Ti’ana Necklace – Onyx
LaGyo – Bonbon ring gold


Week 1. Cotton Candy

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Juwella in Pink by Carrie’s Lingerie

Hey guys! I have decided to participate in another blogger’s challenge (and yes, I will do my best to stick it out this time ^^)  – 50 Shades of Sexy. Seems right up my alley, right? According to Shiloh, who came up with the idea,

” Beginning the week of January 13th, and for the next 50 weeks, we will provide you with a wantonly sexy prompt; a word, a phrase, or a lyric. From there, we rely on your smoldering appeal to create and blog the look that you feel best fits the prompt. Then post your photos to the 50 Shades of Sexy Flickr Group!

One seductive photo a week for 50 weeks. Are you woman (or man) enough to take this on? Can you handle it?”

One thing that I like already about this challenge is that all 50 weeks are up at once, so you can start to formulate ideas of what you will do for each theme. You can even do several at a time to make sure you keep up with all the sexiness.

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To help me in this challenge, this sexy number from Carrie’s fits the bill. Juwella comes in several colors, and is part of a series of sales that Carrie is having in her store to help bring in Valentine’s Day. I am also wearing the Lolas tango breasts with this lingerie, which is an option for you to get at the store.

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Cotton Candy is sweet, and for some reason I was thinking of a floral perfume that is sweet to smell, and even sweeter to touch…mmm.

Styling Credits

Lingerie: CB – Juwella (pink)
Shoes: *GF* Flower Pumps “Eve” (white)
Hair: [e] Abbey – Brown 09
Skin: al vulo– Lyala* Mystic dark brow sunkissed

Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts

Jewelry:
Chop Zuey – Cotton Candy Earrings & Necklace
Donna Flora – ICECREAM ring

Makeup: CB – Juwella (pink) (sold separately)
swallow – Basic lashes (mesh)(part of group gift)

Poses: Alchemy Immortalis  – French Boudoir 1910

My dear Vicereine

Hey guys! Today I wan to show you this lovely piece, Vicereine, from Indrya Originals.  I learned that the word “Vicereine ” means “A woman who is the governor of a country, province, or colony, ruling as the representative of a sovereign.” I know I felt powerful and positively sexy when wearing this satiny number ^^

Vicereine has 3 outfits in one: a dress, jumpsuit, and lingerie. I wore the jumpsuit and the lingerie (although I only show the back of the latter because the front is see through :P)

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Outfit: Indrya Originals – Vicereine
Shoes: N-core ULTRAPLATFORM Noir Intense

Makeup:
[mock]Blackest Night Shadow (eyeshadow)
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
[PF] Elly <Maple> – Glam Lipstick – (Noir)

Nails: Candy Nail #B002 Etarnal

Earrings: Chop Zuey – Don Quixote Earrings
Ring: Chop Zuey – Nectar of Life Hummingbird Ring

Lashes:[ #7 ] Black/White Feathers Lashes (coco doll) (feathers one only) by shortcake.sugarplum
Hair: [e] Away – Black 04
Skin: Al vulo– leilani

Let’s go fishing at Oceane’s!

Hey guys! Oceane Body Design currently has a hunt for everyone at the mainstore and the outlet ^^ There are 20 fishes to be found in all; 17 are at the mainstore and 3 are at the outlet. Oceane says,

“The fish are not numbered but have the name of a color.  The prizes I have are: lashes, lots of makeups, eyes, skin, shape, nail polish and more. Each fishie is 10L. The hunt will last until 15 august! The fish you need to find are big so you can’t miss them.”

I managed to find 19/20 fish (I know! I cannot find the last fish!!!!), and some of the colors are not ordinary colors, just to give you a little hint. I would like to share with you some of my favorites from the hunt (I am still unpacking!), so enjoy!

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the skin I used is from Pink Fuel, and not Oceane’s. I needed a skin that didn’t have any makeup, and that’s my go-to skin for such things 🙂

Going from left to right:

1.Doll skin Sugar ‘n Spice (Porcelain tan),  Big cat eyeliner, ~Oceane~ Misty eyes 11
2. Femme Fatale lashes, Jade Fall Honey – Nude Chic, ~Oceane~ Pippi Gold Toni Gloss – Oceane’s fav.
3. ~Oceane~ Lauren lips Deep Red
4. Spoom Eyeshadow: Strawberry ‘nd Cream
5. Purdey nailpolish orange
6. ~Oceane~ Gorgeous Eyeshadow: Silver
7. ~Oceane~ Nicky Eyeshadow Black Cat
8. ~Oceane~Bardot Lipliner Gracieux
9. ~Oceane~ Pippi Teeth
10. Mole tattoo (3 separate layers)
11. Musthave Eyeshadow: On the Beach

M.O.C.K Cosmetics – Glitter Pop eyeshadow

Hello guys! Mockie has some more makeup for us…yay! This time it’s eyeshadow, so this should be fun 🙂 At first when I saw that it was glitter eyeshadow, I wasn’t sure how it would look on me, but I was very pleased with the results. I’m sorry I doubted you Mockie ^^

1st row: Silvery Taupen Copper, Silver Drought, Plums at Midnight
2nd row: October Rust,  Neon Pinkie,  Lavender Ocean
3rd row: Jeweled Lake,  Iced Grape,  Hidden Forest
4th row: Emerald and Olivine, Corrupted ,  Chocolate Pinkie
5th row: Butters Got the Blues, Bronzed Taupen ,  Ashen Bark

Styling Credits

Skin: Al Vulo
Eyeshadow: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics
Lipstick: Pink Fuel (I wanted to use mock’s but the Al Vulo skin has a red lipstick and I needed to make it richer so it would look right)
Jewelry: League
Hair: Lelutka

M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Glasside Lips

Hey guys! Once again Mockie has some great bargains for you at M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – 9 lip colors for only 100L (limited time only, then they will be full price). You can get them all in a box that is up front, at the table. I know some people are hesitant to buy makeup when it’s boxed because you won’t know whether it’s worth it or not. So I’ll be the happy guinea pig and show you what’s inside 🙂

All lip colors have 3 different lip sizes, so don’t worry about whether it fits to your lips. I’m sure there is a size for all of us happy makeup people!

Carissma, Coralista, Flame Pea

Geraldine,  Peru tan, Petite Orchid

Sorbis, Trinidad, Shocking Pink

Which one is your favorite? I think I like Petite Orchard for a nude color, and Carissma for that slight touch of color. My eye makeup is Mock’s Blackest Night eyeshadow, and the shimmer that you see is part of my skin from Al Vulo – think it was an older group gift.

Happy shopping everyone!

Zoe Meets Mia @ Collabor88

Hello everyone! The new collection at Collabor88 is now up, but be careful. I had all sorts of delivery mishaps, rezzing issues, and my Lindens not showing the right amount more than once.

  


The first thing that catches your eye is the  blue richness in Glam Affair‘s Zoe dress. The asymmetrical cut up to the hip gives a certain flair to the dress, and it’s a great way to start your summer right.

Also at callabor88 is the Glam Affair Mia skin in Natural tone. Because of the lag at the event, I thought the package contained several pink makeups. However, when I got back home, I realized it was the eyebrows that were different.

Stay tuned to more fab finds @ Callabor88!

Styling Credits

At Collabor88:

Skin: Glam Affair– Mia Natural – DiscoA 06
Dress:Glam Affair – Zoe- Nightlife
Hair: “”D!va“” Hair “Sayaka2” (Type A)(Red amber)
Shoes: R2 Fashion “Ala”  Blue

Other items:

Makeup: [mock] Icon Eyeshadow {Blue and Green}
Nails: Candy Nail #GACHA Alphabet Nails *Q
Jewelry: Chop Zuey – Dark Blu World