Does She Speak Eloquently

Does She Speak Eloquently

Happy hump day guys! Just here to show you the new Aria skin from Glam Affair, that will be out on the 1st at The Arcade!

Aida has done a beautiful job as usual with this skin, and with her new seperate options there are so many possibilities. You can see the full gacha key here on her Flickr, but basically there are 12 combination skins available as commons, all with different make up options and then the rares are a clean skin base and lots of extras. If you manage to collect the full set including the rares, there are SO many ways to wear this skin. In this picture I’m wearing one of the combination commons, but added some eyebrows, a nose and under eye shadows from the rares. It’s really a lot of fun to play around with and try out different looks.

Also adore the new hairs from Tram, and while they don’t actually sell a purple hair, I just used a light shade (the dark salmon colour) and tinted it in world.

Coral
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Hair – D207 – Tram RECENT

Skin – Aria Combination 8, (common) Eyebrows 07H, Nose 01, Eye Circles 02 (all rares) – Glam Affair COMING SOON @ THE ARCADE GACHA

Ears – Steking Ears – Mandala

Lip Piercing – The Minimalist (edited) – Hebanon Vial

Dimples and piercings – Sugar Heart

Eyes – Promise (Nymph) – Ikon

Lashes – Falsies – Mon Cheri

Ring – Gigi Shimmer Bow – Maxi Gossamer

Introducing Sonam from Jalwa

Introducing Sonam from Jalwa

Most people know that Chandra Masala is the creator behind Bilo, well now Chandra has created a new brand for her skin range called Jalwa and her first release under this brand name is the Sonam skin. These skins are only available on the marketplace for the moment, you can find them here, and I definitely recommend trying them out!

Now I’m one of those people who will wear the same skin and/or brand for months and months. Even though I like to mix up the style of my outfits, skins are a tough one for me because if it’s too different from what I’m used to then it doesn’t feel like “me”. Having said that, taking and editing so many pictures of myself can take it’s toll and there are many days I’ll just feel like “Oh, it’s that face again.”

This Sonam skin would be much too big of a change for me personally to make it my every day skin, but will I mix it up for taking pictures and blogging? Most definitely! I love the tones on these skins, there are other brands in world that I keep trying out but always end up feeling like they have too much red in them or are too desaturated so that they look greyish. In my opinion, Chandra nailed it with the skin tones.

The above picture was obviously edited for the sake of making pretty, since that’s my favourite part of blogging, and I’m wearing layers for freckles etc. But here’s some snaps of the au natural variety so that you can see a couple of tones, it actually has 5 tones but I couldn’t do all of them today because time is short for me on a Friday!

Sonam Tones

The blonde and red eyebrows are quite dark, that won’t be a problem for me personally, I’ve mentioned before that I always like darker brows never mind what colour hair I’m wearing, but I know some people do prefer the fairer look when they’re going for blonde or red. I think that the body could do with a little more work on the texturing but the face seems spot on to me and I wasn’t a fan of the cleavage option, I felt like it needed some more shading or something (idk, I’m not a skin maker but it needed something), then again I can’t remember the last time I wore a cleavage version so that won’t stop me from wearing them.

The skins also have the matching appliers for the SLink mesh hands and feet which are amaaaaazing! I really do like this first release and love the face. The progress Chandra has made in her work is incredible to me, I can’t wait to see more Jalwa releases in the future!

Anyway that’s me done for the week, I’ll be back soooooon,

Coral
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TOP

Hair – C407 – Tram NEW

Skin – Sonam Saffron – Jalwa NEW

Dress – Syndra Triangle Dress – The Secret Store

Earrings – Arial Lost Angel – Maxi Gossamer

Cheek piercings and dimples – Sugar Heart

Lip Piercing – The Minimalist – Hebanon Vial (edited)

Lashes – Classy – Redgrave

Under Eye Circles and Moles – No Make Up Today – Izzie’s

Freckles – Amberly Freckles – Glam Affair

Eyes – Lucid Eyes Optimism – Ikon

BOTTOM (from left to right)

1.
Skin – Sonam Saffron Red Brows – Jalwa

Hair – Control – Elikatira (no longer available)

Eyes – Eternal Eyes Silver – Ikon

2.
Skin – Sonam Tumeric Blonde Brows – Jalwa

Hair – Adeline – Truth

Eyes – Eternal Eyes Blue Grey – Ikon

3.
Skin – Sonam Carom Brown Brows – Jalwa

Hair – Cascade – Lelutka

Eyes – Lucid Eyes Machine – Ikon

Lashes for all – Classy – Redgrave

Life’s A Beach (and the procrastination meme)

Life's A Beach

There are so many events going on right now, it feels to me almost like there are new ones starting every week. I can’t blog on weekends so when I finally get here early in the week, everything that I bought on a Friday at an event has already been seen 100 billion times. Sometimes I’ll still blog them if I’m inspired to create a different look with them, but sometimes inspiration seems light years away.

I felt like that this week so instead I thought I’d put together a look with dress that I picked up in Leverocci’s sale last week. I’d umm’d and ahh’d over it for a while so when Jin Elfan announced her sale for Leverocci and Belgravia I dashed over. You can find details in that link but basically some stuff will be retired and right now there’s up to 75% off (marketplace excluded). So if like me you’d been admiring something there but hadn’t picked it up yet, now’s your chance!

I added the new over shoulder cardigan from Tram which is adorable, she actually did a version of this for Fifty Linden Friday which I thought I had bought but when I looked in my messy inventory, alas no, I’d only got the demo. Anyway I didn’t mind going back to grab one, there are 3 types available and each comes with a colour change HUD so you can mix and match them with different outfits. I think it’s going to be a great spring/summer accessory so bear with me if it makes more than just this appearance!

I got my little dog in the bag here a while ago, but hadn’t blogged it yet. Best thing about this dog is that it’s FREE! Who doesn’t love free stuff?? It’s animated and comes with a colour change HUD for the bag. I love it and think I’m carry him around for a while. Anyway you can find it here on the marketplace from Tutys.

Since I took part in Berry’s meme last week, I decided to give her new Procrastination meme a go too, so here it is!

What is the rez date for your current SL Avatar that you use most often?

Coral Lacey – 15th October 2006

Where was the first place you made friends as a newb and got to know people in Second Life?
A place called Club Heck coz that was the first place I got a job at. I think it wasn’t open very long and I was only there around 3 weeks but I made my first proper friend there.

Where do you spend most of your SL time now?
In my skybox.

Who is your closest friend in Second Life? (only pick one)
I have a few long time friends that know a lot about me but I don’t talk to them regularly so I’d have to say Harper (Shawneese Offcourse) ofc, she knows all my dirty secrets! ♥

What is the most favorite thing in your inventory? (only pick one)
Why this so hard! I’m trying to be deep and think of something meaningful that I own, but I don’t think I have anything! So at the moment either my Gos Sophia Peeptoes in black, coz I wear them all the time, or my SLink mesh feet, always a winner!

The last thing you purchased in Second Life?
The cardigan from Tram that I’m wearing in this pic.

What color clothing does your avatar wear most often?
Umm lately lots of black but I think that’s a phase, usually it’s shades of beige/creams/tans and other neutrals, coz I’m really boring like that. Sometimes I think I need more colour in my inventory so I’ll buy the next release in something like hot pink and then regret it the moment I put it on because I know I’m probably never gonna wear it.

Do you prefer to walk, run or fly?
I walk mostly because I forget a lot that I can fly, but yanno, flying’s pretty cool.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in SL?
Getting SL married and adopting a kid, it’s not silly crazy I know but it’s something I never thought I’d do and at the time I did wonder if I was going cray, but it was definitely good fun while it lasted.

Who would you like to play YOU, in the movie of your SLife?
This is really tough so I’m gonna have to say the love child of Zooey Deschanel and Sarah Jessica Parker!

Coral
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Hat – Straw Fedora – Argrace

Hair – Kasia – Truth

Dress – Silk Embroidered Dress – Leverocci (in the sale!)

Cardigan – J.I. Cardigan – Tram

Belt – Rope Belt – LaGyo

Necklace – Vintage Bow Charm Necklace – Yummy @ C88

Glasses – Harlow Sunglasses – Mon Tissu

Bag and Dog – Tuty’s

Pose – Purple Poses

Location – Baja Norte

Some New Stuff and Some Rambling

So in the post I made last night, I admitted to some slackness on my part when it came to my blog. I think I’ve been feeling a lack of inspiration lately and there’s probably a lot of things that contributed to it, but basically my get up and go got up and went.

There have been some really nice releases lately, but nothing that stood out and screamed to me that I needed to blog it, even though I would have 2 months ago, it’s like I’ve just been in one of those meh moods. I’ve even been down about not having shadows!

I had shadows a few months ago, but it made my pc really slow when I turned them on and it took about 30 seconds waiting for the picture to refresh and then another 30 seconds to save it and well, I’m just impatient and 30 seconds was clearly too long. So I complained and then a couple of months ago I got my upgraded pc. Better processor, better graphics card, SL runs faster, no lag but also no shadows. See how that works? No neither do I really, but it did. I’ve tried everything and I think the only thing that’s gonna solve it is a new graphics card, so until then I have to make do with no shadows on location shots (I lasted approximately half a second in Lula when I turned them on) and shadows for a few minutes if I take pics in my studio.

So long story short-ish, I’ve just been bleh about pretty much everything. Then today I saw this top from Tram on Moca Loup’s Flickr stream and it was like it called to me and I had to run out and get it and blog it right away! I think I’m finding my mojo again 😀

I did make a booboo here though, because when I finished editing I realised that I hadn’t used a pose that would show off the bat wing sleeves on the sweater, but they are there and it’s super cute and cosy, definitely worth buying for the cooler season!

Coral

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Hair – Guinevere – Truth (Mesh!) NEW

Top – Dolman Sleeve Sweater – Tram (Mesh!) NEW

Necklace – Hampton Necklace – LaGyo (Mesh!)

Piercing – The Minimalist – Hebanon Vial (edited)

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Lula

Boho Bride

I know that the last few days I’ve been a bit slack with my postings, but I had a good reason! You see…I went and did the virtual wedding thing. Woah…what?! Mhm that’s right. Almost 6 years in SL now and I’d never done this whole bit before, but then I’m doing a lot of things lately that I never would have thought that I’d do, or enjoy as much as I am.

Neither of us wanted the big, extravagant wedding that we’d been guests at before so instead we went with just us and our daughter who was the bridesmaid come minister (yes I said minister, she even got herself ordained online!), found a pretty little sim and just said a few words.

I spent several hours over the last few days getting my outfit together because I didn’t want to do the typical formal, flexi gown. Formal is just not really me. I definitely wanted mesh but there are not many mesh bridal gowns around yet, so I shopped around, brought several dresses and changed my mind till I decided on this maxi skirt from Tram. Then I did the same with tops, I bought a couple and in different colours too, before finally choosing this one from Decoy. The style of this top was perfect for what I wanted, although I wish there was a little more something to the texture, maybe a slightly transparent layer on top or something, but then I can’t have it all and I was happy enough with the style.

The hair is from Fashionably Dead at Hair Fair and again I love the style. The loose, natural waves are just perfect, I don’t happen to think that the rigging is the best around, since it would stick into me during certain poses but the textures and mesh itself are well created. A little bit of it did end up sticking through the frill on the top, but I liked it so much that I decided to live with that, but I have edited it a bit for the pictures.

I’ve mentioned the man before in a couple of posts and it was probably about time that I posted a picture so today is appropriate.  We went over to Neva River and snapped a couple of shots in our outfits today and here we are! All hitched and stuff.

I’m really trying not to get all gushy on here but I just wanna say…thank you Khal. You make me happy.

Coral

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The Bride:

Hair – Sunday – Fashionably Dead @ Hair Fair (Mesh!)

Top – Emily Ruffle Top – Decoy (Mesh!)

Skirt – Linen Skirt – Tram (Mesh!)

Hair Band – Classic Hair Accessory – Tram

Necklace and bracelet – Pearl Rain – Mandala

Bouquet – Calla Lily Bridal Bouquet – Rebel Hope

Pose – Del May

The Groom:

Hair – Trophy Hunter – Shag

Shirt – Open Shirt – Kauna @ FaMESHed (Mesh!)

Undershirt – Bonjour Tank – NSD

Shorts – Tour Boas Shorts – NSD

Necklace and bracelet – Men’s puka shell set – Night Owl Designs

Couples Pose – !bang