BellaTrix – versatility and beauty by design

When selecting jewelry to wear, I try to look for sets that will not only look great together, but hold their own as individual pieces. Today I am showing you how BellaTrix, a recent release from Chop Zuey, accentuates two completely different outfits. BellaTrix is at Swank through May 31st. BellaTrix is a texture change set where the bracelets, ring, and earrings can change colors. With over a dozen possibilities for color, you will not have a hard time getting BellaTrix to coordinate with your outfit.

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Hair: enVOGUE HAIR – Gisselle

Skin: -Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica
Outfit: {Indyra} Irina Belted Sweater & Top
Jewels: Chop Zuey – Bellatrix Choker Necklace & Flower Ring
Chair: 22769 [Bauwerk] Pill Chair White without Blanket
Nails:  Ghee Iridescent Glitter Nails
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Last day for sale at LivGlam!

Dress: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Sorry I’m A Lady Okay
Shoes:[LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Christie Heels
Skin: –Glam Affair – Angelica V2 – Jamaica 03 G
Hair: AD – chance – dark browns
Bag: .Enfant Terrible. Leo Bag
Ring: LUXE. – Dainty Ring-Mustache
Necklace: Chop Zuey – Ho Ho Ho and A Bottle of Rum Mens Necklace-Blk
Makeup: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Raspberry Wine Lipstain|~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire|
*MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower
Pose: Corpus
Location: New York City

Today is the last day that LivGlam will be open. There is a sale at their mainstore where all items (except gifts and outlet items) will be  90-99 L. The outlet will be considerably cheaper prices. I did some shopping there the other day, and picked up this fierce dress and heels ^^

LivGlam will be re-branding, and not leaving SL, so stay tuned for more fashion from them!

Notting Hill

Notting Hill Villages

I was going to make this a purely Look of the Day post, but then I saw on Flickr this cool location. Since fall is my favorite season, I am always on the lookout for places that are decorated for the season. You can find more about Notting Hill on this post that Elvira made. I will add that you will probably have one more day to visit, if I did my math correctly ^^

When I arrived, it took a bit to rez because of all of the detail on the sim. I loved all the colorful trees and the leaves on the ground, as well as the little areas such as the bike stand and apple stand. The only thing is, I think you would need a computer with superior graphics to truly appreciate the sim. When I got inside the gates, I couldn’t really walk. Riding around for some reason was easier, especially when I dropped my draw distance all the way down.

I started off using the region setting of the sim, but then when I got inside, it seemed too dark. That’s why the lighting seems different in each picture. Overall, I think it’s a great sim, and the lucky people who get to reside there will certainly have fun in Notting Hill!

Styling Credits

Skin: Glam Affair – Kallisto – Jamaica 04 G
Hair/hat: >TRUTH< Edith w/Roots – chocolate
Jacket: erratic / vanity – leather jacket / chocolate open
Shirt:B.I.P” Sheer delight nighty (gold.)
Leggings: ghee – Autumn Hunt Conker Leggings (only 10 L!)
Shoes: [L.Warwick] Ambrosia -High Platform Wedges- Autumn Brown (free now at The Seasons Story)
Jewelry:
~Tantalum~ Love Hand Bracelet
[ glow ] studio Monet Necklace – gold

Makeup:
M.O.C.K Cosmetics Raspberry Wine Lipstain  (Lipcolor only)
Mock Blush- Leather
[ mock] Del Rey Eyeshadow [Anararaja Caliente]
*MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower

Pose: Razmataz
Bike: What Next

Monica presents ” MOCK Your Fase “

A “MOCK Your Fase” makeup session with Monica Querrien

Hey guys! I am so excited – I have wanted to do this makeup “session” for a while but didn’t have the right inspiration for it. But when Mockie (M.O.C.K. Cosmetics) came out with a new lipstick line, I knew it was time 🙂

In Second Life, we have been blessed with 5 tattoo layers. This allows us to be able to wear a natural skin makeup, and then add makeup as we see fit. Some people have said that nowadays we need more than 5 layers, but that’s another topic. I personally like to purchase skins with a nice natural tone so that I can create my look. I will show you what I normally do. The only thing that will be different is that I will use everything from one makeup store. Normally, my look would incorporate makeup from several stores.

 

mockurfase_001Au naturel

 

In real life, the first thing you would do after cleaning your face would be to put on any coverup makeup, such as primer, concealer, foundation, etc. This will give your skin a smoother look. Mockie did give us as a gift lip primers. I don’t really use them, but they would be good to help cover up really bold lip color that is on your skin.

This is me with no makeup, just eyelashes. I currently use Mon Cheri’s Falsies – they have three types of lashes according to thickness and length, and a variety of colors. The skin I am wearing is from Glam Affair – Jamaica tone. I find that Glam Affair does very nice natural makeup. Of course there are a variety of skin stores that have natural makeup, but I choose to wear this skin for this session.

 

mockurfase_002Natural eyeliner

The next thing that I do is to use eyeliner. I chose to use Guyliner 2k in this photo because it is natural -looking eyeliner. It fills in any gaps between my lashes and my eyes, and makes it look more complete. I normally use thicker eyeliner, but I couldn’t find anything in my inventory from MOCK that fits the bill. I know the store has them, because I have referred people to the store to get them. I guess I need to go too lol. So what I think I’m going to do is to use slightly different eyeliner.

mockurfase_003Smoked eyeliner

This is called Funsies eyeliner- Smoked Senna C. It gives it a smokier look.

mockurfase_004Eyeshadow

Now for the fun part – layering! I added a Touch of Magic (in Abatwa) over the Smoked Senna. You can still see the senna behind the abatwa color. The Touch of Magic eye shadows give a nice subtle color, so by combining the two shadows, I had my smoky and delicate looks together.

 

mockurfase_005Contouring

In real life, we add highlights and contouring to our face to keep our face from looking too flat after we make our skin smooth and uniform. I admit that I haven’t played around with highlighting and contouring my face in real life. So I decided to do it today in SL by using Nephrias, a contouring blush that Mockie was experimenting with and wanted feedback. I’m not sure if this would work well with a darker skin tone, but as you see, it looks very dark on my skin. However, when I added Dark Tan blush…

mockurfase_006Blush

…it looks a lot better. If I wanted to do post-editing on this, I would blend the blush a bit at the edges to give it a better look. Since most skins come with blush, I’m not sure how effective contouring would be. I have however used Mockie’s blush colors to tone down excessive blush on the skin in the past. This is why it’s important to have a good skin to start with – you don’t want to use up your tattoo layers covering up your skin so you can add color.

Now here comes my favorite makeup– lipsticks! Mockie recently came out with a new set of lip colors called Innocente. I thought the colors were fun and playful, and some of them have quite a fruity look in color.

 

 From top left to bottom right: Tropical fever, Absinthe, Affair, Alizarin, Amaranth, Bare Roman, Cerise, Fever, Jacarta, My Pink, Plumaria, Pomegranate, Sange, Violet Shock

 

Well, this concludes today’s session. I hope you had fun looking at all the different makeups. If you would like to see more makeup looks, just hit me up in the comments section or inworld 🙂

Taking Selfies at the Cosmetic Fair

Hey everyone! If you love makeup, then why not come on down to the Cosmetic Fair and see all of the goodies? The Cosmetic Fair, ran by Ekilem Melodie (of MONS), ends on the 30th.

 

test-1_001Skin: -Glam Affair – Summer skin – Jamaica 02 G (older c88 item)
Lashes: *Mon Cheri* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower
Lipstick: -Glam Affair – Mokatana – Jamaica lips 01
Hair: Lamb – Sacred (at Hair Fair)

 

This is me at the fair, wearing no eye makeup (except what was on the skin). I found the cutest liquid eyeliner from KOOQLA. I had heard of this brand before because a friend wanted me to look for a male skin, and I came across the brand then. But this…

 

 Eyeliner: [KOOQLA] Liquid Eyeliner 03

 

…is beautiful 🙂 KOOQLA has a variety of makeup at the Cosmetic Fair now…behind me actually. I also saw that a couple of merchants had free gifts, so you may want to look into those. I haven’t opened them yet, or else I would had shown you what they looked like ^^

By the way, this hair is my favorite to wear at the moment. You can buy this hair only at Hair Fair, and it ends on the 27th.

Summer fun @ ghee

ghee – Sandals (black)
ghee – essentials shorts (black)
ghee – essentials off shoulder top (white pattern)
ghee –  solid bangles (black)

Hey everyone! How is everyone doing on the summer solstice? The summer solstice is when we have the longest day of the year, and the shortest night (in the northern hemisphere, anyway). Also, this marks the first day of summer! So what better way to spend day one of summer than at ghee?


ghee – Sandals (white)
 ghee – Essential Drape Top (white)
ghee –  Essentials Drape Skirt (white)
ghee –  solid bangles (black)

There is a hunt currently at ghee where if you find all 21 items, you get to have the Summer Essentials collection at a great bargain! You can find each item by looking for a blackjack playing card. The cards are not just found inside of the store, so make sure to explore the sim. I found some nice places to hang out in my travels, as you can see from the pictures. I also bought some sandals that were at the store – they are not part of the hunt, but go with the items splendidly. The sandals are meant to go with Slink high feet, so if you have those feet, have a look at the shoes 🙂

For more information, visit the ghee website, and check out to see what else that they have!

Styling Credits

Skin: Glam Affair – Coral – Jamaica – Lotus

Look 1:

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Emma Mesh Hair – Black coffee
Shades: Izzie’s – Oversized Sunglasses (brown lenses)
Necklace: Artistry by E  (by Endra Graves) – The Filippa Necklace- 
Slink hands & feet

Makeup:
[mock]Lucir LipColor Venom [lip 1]
[mock] Easter Egg Three (eyeshadow only)
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
*Mon Cheri* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower

Pose: Di’s Opera

Look 2:

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * RINA * / darkbrown
Hat: Xen’s Hats –  Longdale Hat Grapefruit
Slink hands & feet

Makeup:
[mock] Funsies eyeliner- Smoked Senna C eyeliner/natural lash
[Pink Fuel] Harley Sheer Gloss <Crystal> – Dark Coral Pink
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
*Mon Cheri* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower

Jewelry:
(Donna Flora) BODZA earring
(Donna Flora) GIORGIA necklace platinum

Then and Now

Taken @ The Trace

Hey guys! I thought I would show you my favorite look at the moment. I have gotten several compliments on my beach look, so wanted go into detail how I came to get this look. Also, I FINALLY updated my Firestorm viewer to 4.6. No more distorted avatars for me! ^^

As some of you may know, I have been cleaning my inventory. While cleaning, I found some makeup from MOCK Cosmetics that looked great. Add some colored mascara to the lashes, and ta-da!


Lipstick: Eggplant and Basil Lip Smacker
Eyeshadow: Party all night/indifference Blizzard Blue
Eyelashes: Mon Cheri Falsies Eyelash – Upper+Lower

I also found this dress from Autres (now closed) in my inventory. I realized that I had blogged this dress before, so I decided to recreate the look and pose (seen in the first photo). I also took another photo as well.

Gabriel – Siting cat /  American Short (at this month’s Arcade)
Pure Poison – Playa Flip Flops in Pink (at this month’s Arcade)
Yummy – Butterfly Daisys (Aqua) & Ladybug Ring (pink) (at this month’s Arcade)

My lil’ buddy’s been palling around with me for the last couple of days – he is cute! Yes, I am calling it a he – seems male 🙂 But yes – all of these items can be found at this month’s Arcade. I am happy that I was able to get most of my items from yard sales. I think the only machines I played significantly were Zaara and Hucci (and it still didn’t give me the snow jet ski – Bunny had to give that to me pfft). I got one of the Zaara rares (peppers), and I got another rare (spoons) for only 250L! As much as I like the food, I am not that into playing the machines again just to get another rare.

Before I go, I want to talk about the sim where I took these pictures briefly. For those who are always looking for the next good sim to take photos, this place allows scripts and rezzing. And it’s not crowded at all, so I encourage you to stop on by. Thanks, Kylie!

Styling Credits

Skin: Glam Affair – Coral – Jamaica – Lotus G
Hair: ::Exile:: Tempest:Drift
Dress: AUTRES – Suede Tank –  Cotton Candy by Silent Acoustic
Slink Hands (casual)  and Feet (flat)
Necklace: MANDALA – TEFUTEFU Jewelry set Daydream
Poses: Del May

Pink Ribbon Fair for RFL

Hey guys!  I know how much you like to shop, especially when it’s for a good cause! So I wanted to share with you some info about the Pink Ribbon Fair that is currently taking place now. According to the website dedicated to this event,

“Flair For Events presents the Pink Ribbon Fair (PRF) in collaboation with RFL of SL. This charity event for breast cancer starts August 4th to 25th (4 weeks) ! All the pink exclusives items found on the event sim are 100% donation to American Cancer Society.”

For something as important as breast cancer, I haven’t seen a whole lot of publicity regarding this event. If it wasn’t for a merchant sending a notecard via subscribo about their items for the event, I probably would had overlooked it.

I have recently taken notice of Mon Cheri, especially their lingerie. Maybe I will show you some things that I like in another post ^^  But for now, this bikini is one of the donation items the store has at the fair.

Chop Zuey has a cute bangles set also up for donations at the fair. I never really thought of myself as pretty in pink, but I am pleased at how everything came out – the outfit, the photos, etc.

Styling Credits
Bikini: *MonCheri* Wrap-Around Bikini Solid
Hair: >TRUTH< Kathy Streaked – mocha
Shoes: Mstyle GOSHI Pumps
Earrings: : U&R Dogs +*R*+: Candide Pierced Earrings Twisted
Bracelets: Chop Zuey -Bliss in Pink Bangle Bunch/Silver
Nails: Candy Nail #P066 Tie-Dye Mix
Skin: Al vulo– leilani