All Choked Up And You’re Ok

All Choked Up And You're Ok

We <3 RP and The Mens Dept both opened over the past of couple of days, 4th and 5th of April respectively. We Love RP has a record number of participating stores this round (about 60 I believe) and The Mens Dept are celebrating their 2nd anniversary.

So I took off my regular piercings to show you this new set from Haus of Darcy that's available at We Love RP. It comes with a couple of different variations and is of course mod so you can remove bits of it if you want to make it simpler, etc. It also includes the face paints that I'm wearing and I think is a great deal at 75L per metal colour, or 300L for the fatpack.

From The Mens Dept I'm wearing this cool chain necklace from Zibska, which comes with both male and female versions. It's a great fashion item, and works perfectly for fantasy type looks too.

Finally I'm wearing the Ria skin from Belleza, which had previously been an exclusive at C88, but now you can pick up the whole line in the main store.

Coral
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Hair – Lagertha – Truth RECENT

Skin – Ria Med 0, Lipstick 11, Gloss 2 – Belleza NEW

Necklace – Hrokr – Zibska @ The Mens Dept NEW

Piercings & facepaint – Ineach facepaint and Devlyn Facial Piercing- Haus of Darcy @ We <3 RP NEW

Bruises – All Choked Up – Muse Designs

Pose – Bauhaus Movement

Copacabana

Copacabana

Ok so it’s not actually Copacabana, it’s the well known and loved Baja Norte in SL, but since we’re in carnival week and I got this amazing Rio hat from the Enfant Terrible gacha ON MY FIRST TRY – I’m gonna pretend that it is!

I also wish that this great new skin from Belleza was called Lola, alas it’s not coz that would’ve been too perfect. However Mimi (real name!) is still a beauty and can be picked up from The Arcade too. I’m wearing the sun kissed rare version for this pic, but there are lots of others available in a whole mix of tones.

I added one of Truth’s new releases from last week too, although I did take a little bit of creative license to add some tendrils over and around my shoulder, since mesh hair doesn’t usually part well when you’re in a pose like this.

Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend and gacha shopping. I feel like I spent a ton yesterday, and I did, but I still want more! #addictedtogacha

Coral
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Hair – Haters – Truth NEW

Skin – Mimi 01 RARE – Belleza @ The Arcade NEW

Hat – Rio RARE – Enfant Terrible @ The Arcade NEW

Bikini – 3D Flowers – Baiastice

Pose – Imeka

Location – Baja Norte

Downtown

Downtown

The first week of the month is always a rush of events opening, so today I’m showing you a couple of new items that came out in the past few days.

First of all from The Mens Dept is the Boston Buddy, cuddle pup from Birdy which is a great prop and pet to carry around the grid. The modelling and texturing is extremely well done, and best of all it doesn’t require feeding! It also comes with a HUD so that you can change the colour of the little sweater that it’s wearing. I’m also wearing the new Metro shoes from JD that you can pick up there too. There’s both a male and female version included, the female ones come with some cute ankle socks attached that have colour change options. They’re a great buy at 250Ls, since both men and women could dress them up or down really easily.

Another new item is this denim shirt from Deadwool which you can pick up at The Chapter Four that opened last week. There are a few different denim shades available, as well as pois (polka dots!) versions. I paired it with some cropped pants for this pic but it looks awesome with a little leather skirt too.

Couple of other new pieces are the cuff from Maxi Gossamer at February’s FaMESHed round, and this Tyr hair from Truth which I think everyone loves coz I’ve seen so many amazing pictures on Flickr with it already. Definitely worth trying out if you’re looking for something different.

Coral
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Hair – Tyr – Truth NEW

Skin – Sylvia America – Glam Affair @ C88 NEW

Shirt – Nimes Denim Shirt – Deadwool @ The Chapter Four NEW

Pants – Metro Pants – Baiastice

Shoes – Metro Shoes – Just Design @ The Mens Dept NEW

Puppy – Boston Buddy – Birdy @ The Mens Dept NEW

Cuff – Sparkly Pearl Cuff – Maxi Gossamer @ FaMESHed RECENT

Scarf – Infinity Scarf – Miel

Pose – Slouch (modified with Animare)

Location – Kowloon

Promises, Promises.

Promises, promises.

I loooove this Ria skin from Belleza! You can pick it up for a bargain price at C88 and I have to say, it’s my new favourite of theirs. I like that I look slightly older and don’t have a complete baby face, since that’s not really my style. I don’t usually switch up my day to day skin often, I’m really tempted with this one.

The eyebrows, nose and lips are perfect in my opinion, I could be biased of course, coz I just love the way they sit on my shape. Though, I’d like to see more under eye shading (which I would like to see in most skins – not just this one), that’s always something I can add on tattoo layers.

I’m also wearing a recent release from Truth, which I just adore the bangs on. I have a couple of styles that have similar, centre swept bangs and I really like the way they frame the face.

Finally, new mesh eyes from Ikon! Ok, I’m a little late in the day to announce them on here maybe, since I’ve been slack with my actual posts. But you can pick them up at FaMESHed, which opened last week. All the colours are now available but as usual I decided to stick with one of my favourite blues for this pic.

That’s me for the week, hope everyone enjoys their weekend! I should be back to my regular blogging schedule next week, now that we’re officially over the holidays, so till then!

Coral
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Hair – Paravati – Truth RECENT

Skin – Ria Medium 04 – Belleza @ C88 NEW

Eyes – Promise Eyes Clarity – Ikon @ FaMESHed RECENT

Lip Piercing – The Minimalist – Hebenon Vial (edited)

Cheek Piercings and Dimples – Sugar Heart

Lashes – Lelutka

Like Cotton Candy

Like Cotton Candy

Hello! Just a short post today coz I wanted to show you the new Tara skin from Belleza that you can find at The Arcade, along with the Tami hair from Baiastice also available in a gacha.

One of my favourite things about The Arcade is that it gives you a chance to try out something different than you’d normally wear, like my pink hair. I’m pretty frugal in SL and I tend not to buy things unless I love them or know I’ll wear it more than once, so pink hair is not something I’ll pick up very often. But yanno, for 50Ls, why the heck not!

Coral
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Hair – Tami – Baiastice @ The Arcade NEW

Skin – Tara 08 – Belleza @ The Arcade NEW

Eyes – Spectral Eyes Quicksilver – Ikon @ FaMESHed NEW

On The Road Of Least Resistance

On The Road Of Least Resistance

I decided I wanted to blog a more casual look today since it feels like I’ve mostly been taking either fancy, horror or cute pics lately, when in fact this is how you’d more likely catch me dressed around the grid. Something casual, over sized and comfy looking. More often than not I’m barefoot too, but I am so happy that Coco released these Ugg style boots and I can see myself wearing them a lot over the next couple of months. You can find them in a gacha machine at The Chapter Four, 75Ls per play, so I ended up with a few different colours before I got the chocolate ones I wanted, my dupes were given to friends as a little gift since they’re transfer.

I loved the feel of the sepia windlight for this scene and look that I put together, and I actually built this outfit around the shirt/cardigan combo I’m wearing. This is a new item from Gabriel that you can find at The Mens Dept. It is made for men and not women though, so ladies please make sure you demo before you buy it. There’s no shaping for your tata’s, but you can get away with it pretty easily as an oversized, baggy top. I’m wearing the mens small size which is the smallest it comes in.

Finally I added Drifts new unisex, chunky scarf, which has a great cable knit texture and lots of dark, autumn shades to choose from. Oh and a small note about this bag, it’s from House of Fox and it’s old but honestly it’s been a staple in my SL inventory for a while now. I have one almost identical in RL and it’s pretty much my go to bag for day to day use, so makes sense that I use it a lot in SL too!

Coral
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Hair (with hat) – Juniper – Truth

Skin – Leila – Belleza

Shirt / Cardigan – Gabrielle @ The Mens Dept NEW

Pants – Stefani Pants – Maitreya

Boots – Bow Boots – Coco @ The Chapter Four (gacha item) NEW

Scarf – Chunky Scarf – Drift NEW

Bag – The Roman – House of Fox

Necklace – I love you heart – Maxi Gossamer

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Neva Sky Villi

Remember When The Sun Shone

Remember When The Sun Shone

I don’t want it to be winter! I don’t, I don’t. It can stay autumn until spring as far as I’m concerned! I love making pictures with warm tones so those seasons are perfect, which I’m gonna make the most of it over the next 2 or 3 weeks, since it just feels too early to me to crack out the snowy pictures.

Anyway, I just wanted to show you guys the new Nina skin from Belleza. She’s a beauty! I absolutely love the nose shape on this skin, it’s perfect for me coz you might’ve noticed I tend to put the slider more to the bulbous side of things than the pointed and the shading on this really flatters that shape. The lips and eyebrows are amazing too, plus lots of great make ups to try out.

Also new are these stunning eyes from Dead Apples. They have slightly more realism to them than a lot of her lines and you can pick them up at The Mens Dept, which opened yesterday.

Gonna go now and daydream about sunshine. K. Bye!

Coral
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Hair – Kalli 2 – D!va

Skin – Nina Medium 8 – Belleza NEW

Eyes – Broken Glass Eyes – Dead Apples @ The Mens Dept NEW

Freckles and Moles – From Angie Skin – The Skinnery

Lashes – Long – Lelutka

Dimples & Piercings – Sugar Heart

Lip Piercing – The Minimalist (edited) – Hebenon Vial

Autumn Haze

Autumn Haze

I always find it a struggle to blog towards the end of the month. It seems like there’s a lull in releases, almost like the calm before the storm, because in the next 8 days 4 of the major events (FaMESHed, We<3RP, The Mens Dept and C88) will have started new rounds. I'm sure this has everything to do with the fact that most people have more money at the start of the month since they've just been paid etc, but I think having at least one big event in the last week of the month would be worthwhile.

And yes, I know it's Halloween today and I probably should be posting a picture of me all dressed up for it, but honestly I've done more dark pictures this month than I probably have the past year and I'm over it! lol

So anyway, I grabbed a few old pieces from my jumble of an inventory and put this picture together mainly to show you the new Ava Rockabilly skin from Belleza that will be available at the Rockabilly event which opens on Saturday. I always love Belleza's eyeliners on their make ups and the red lips will give you a great retro look.

Coral
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Hair – Faye – Truth RECENT

Skin – Ava Rockabilly – Belleza COMING SOON @ The Rockabilly Fashion Fair (opens Sat 3rd Nov)

Jacket – Denim Jacket – Emery

Scarf – Editorial Scarf (edited) – Lelutka

Glasses – Metropolis – Swallow

Location – Neva Sky Villi

A Little Birdy Told Me….

A Little Birdy Told Me

There are so many fantastic events going on right now, with autumn fashions making a big splash on the grid, so I’m put this simple little look together with a few new pieces.

Birdy is one of those skin brands, like The Skinnery, that I always see pictures of people looking fantastic in on Flickr, but a lot of the time when I demo them and see them on myself my reaction is…oh. Something about my shape just doesn’t really suit them but I went out to demo this Ingrid skin from Birdy that you can find at The Chapter Four (for only 99Ls!!) and I just loved it. It won’t replace my every day Glam Affair skins, but I’ll definitely be pulling it out when I need a change. I used Annan Adored’s Tan Skin windlight setting for the close up because it gives some nice added saturation to the skin that I can play around with in PS if I want to. I visited the Birdy main store to pick up the appliers for SLink hands and feet and decided that the sim was so pretty that I’d take my pictures there too!

A Little Birdy Told Me

Some more new things from Collabor88, this fantastic long line cardigan from House of Fox, I love the slightly square shape to the shoulders on the mesh, which makes it a little bit different. Also new are these boots from Ison @ C88 which, I’m not gonna lie, are just to die for. They’re obviously mesh and at only 188Ls a pair you can easily afford to stock up for autumn and winter!

I’m wearing this new hairstyle from Tulip as well, which is available at The Seasons Story event. This is absolutely my favourite one Mina has made so far, I didn’t even want to edit it with wisps and strands like I normally try to do, because I just loved it the way it was.

Finally both the poses are from a new autumn set that Kirin released for The Seasons Story too!

Coral
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Skin – Ingrid – Birdy @ The Chapter Four NEW

Hair – Karlie – Tulip @ The Seasons Story NEW

Cardigan – Wool Cardi – House of Fox @ C88 NEW

Jeans – LouLou – Mon Tissu

Boots – Cult Riding Boots – ISON @ C88 NEW

Hairband – Shimmer Hairband – The Sea Hole (no longer available)

Scarf – Wrap Scarf Braided – Tres blah (previous Arcade gacha item)

Bag – Folded Leather Clutch – ISON @ C88 NEW

Eyes – Vanity Eyes – Ikon

Poses – Kirin @ The Seasons Story NEW

Location – Birdy Main Store

Alice (and a low budget makeover)

Alice (and a low budget makeover)

I love this Alice skin from The Skinnery for Arcade, but because it wasn’t my regular skin tone and I suck at trying to make Coral look any different to what she usually does, I sent it on over to a noob alt and had a little fun giving her a low budget update. That’s one of the things I love about Arcade stuff, being able to transfer it to alts, kind of miss the days when I could do that just to keep my inventory low!

Anyway, after I sent her the skin and one of Teefy’s nightdresses I took a trip to TDR Fusion and grabbed the new LOQ hair and earrings from LaGyo to complete the look, both only 70Ls each. The most expensive thing I’m wearing were the eyes from Ikon which are 150Ls, but still this whole look (including the dress which you can’t see) came to only 465Ls!

I have a lot of fun doing low budget makeovers and it’s not that hard what with all the great discount events we’re treated to, I think I might do more in the future, maybe.

Coral
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Hair – Donut – Loq @ TDR Fusion NEW

Skin – Alice 06 Toffee – The Skinnery @ Arcade NEW

Earrings – Elsa Earrings – LaGyo @ TDR Fusion NEW

Eyes – Vanity Chocolate – Ikon