11th September

No doubt you’ve all read/ seen/ heard that Kumi has finally been released. Kumi is the new skin from Pink Fuel, the skin that we were first teased about over a year ago. It was definitely worth the wait! Thankfully, it looks beautiful on my avi (imo). When I buy full price skins, I tend to buy the most neutral, bare makeup one because it’s more versatile than one that already has makeup on. I mean no disrespect to the skin creators that work super hard to make beautiful makeup by doing this post. It’s purely to show alternatives to having to stick to one makeup option.
The thing with really popular skin releases, is that some shoppers are hesitant to buy the skins because lots of other people have it, which is fair enough (I’m guilty of this too). The great thing with Pink Fuel skins is that they do include a ton of different colour lipsticks, freckles and two eyebrow shapes.

I’ve created 5 different looks using the Kumi – Pure (dkbrow/crease) skin and makeup layers. (Scroll to the bottom for more writing & credits)

I’ve started with just the Kumi skin, there’s no extra makeup layers on the skin yet (only eyelashes). The eyelids do have a light shine to them already, like there’s very soft brownish eyeshadow. For the barely there look, I’ve added some freckles and beauty marks to add more depth to the skin (or just because I think they’re cute). I’ve also added eyeliner to the lower eyelid to make the eyes a bit more noticeable. There’s also light blusher and pale red lipstick to give the lips a bit of colour.  

The Party look is much bolder, but still has some softness to it. Thick black and pink eyeliner and clumpy eyelashes really make the eyes stand out. The blusher that sweeps down the cheekbones gives the face more definition and also makes the face look thinner. After studying the makeup for a while and trying different lipsticks, I felt that this one worked the best with the eye makeup.

The Glam look is a little more sophisticated than the previous three. I removed the pink from the lips and eyes and replaced them with red lipstick and black eyeliner. The lipstick instantly draws your eyes down to the lips. I also added the freckles and rosy blusher to soften the skin up.

Of course I had to have a Vamp look! Deep red lipstick, red blusher to highlight the cheekbones and dark, smokey gray and black eyemakeup.

EDIT: I totally forgot to mention a place called Kozmetika! I’ve been visiting this place regularly pretty much since it opened several months ago. It’s a big place owned by Aranel Ah (owner of BOOM) and features tons of stores selling makeup! These are the stores that usually have things out – a.e.meth, (ag) cosmetics, Aitui, BOOM, Chelle, Criore, Elymode, La Malvada Mujer, MiaMai, Mock, Pididdle, RezIpsa Loc, Rozena, Virtual Insanity. Loads of choices and the prices are AMAZING! It should deffo be the first place that you go to for makeup. Go now!

Credits – In all 

Hair  | Saturday – Brunette 4 | Fashionably Dead | Toast Bard | Mesh
Skin | Kumi – Pure (dkbrow/crease) | Pink Fuel | Mochi Milena 
Shape | my own
Eyes | Fairy Tale / Character Eyes / Brown | Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede | old event item
Vest | Brown Long Tank Top A | Gawk | Mell McMahon | Summer Harvest Hunt gift
Jacket | my maggie jacket.truffle | Jane | Janie Marlowe
Skirt | Mini Skirt [SHH] | Happy Undead | Carra Fargis | Mesh | Summer Harvest Hunt gift

Tights | Cozy Tights – Brown #2 | Riddle | Chrystina Noel
Socks | Trix Sheer Socks Brown | Modd G | moddishh GossipGirl | Store Closed
Shoes | Lead / Woody | Kookie | Kookie Lemon | Mesh
Bag | DIY fashion lunch bag – black faux leather | flowey | Flutter Memel

Ring | ‘light as a feather’ ring | flowey | Flutter Memel
Headband | BCC. choucream Headband Vintage black | BCC | vitamingirl | Vintage Fair (ended)
Tattoo | feather.float | flowey | Flutter Memel
Poses | Frooti | Frooti Lemondrop

Looks

Nude

Only the skin

barely there

Skin | Kumi – Pure (dkbrow/crease) | Pink Fuel | Mochi Milena
Eyeliner | (eyeliner) Eyeliner Basics (Bottom) | cheLLe | Nina Iridescent
Lips | bitten lipstain- Pink Before You Leap | (Ag) | Amiee Galicia
Cheeks | Body Shoppe – Powder  – Blush (20%) | Grixdale | Tyr Rozenblum (closed)
Freckles | Freckles | Tres Blah | Julliette Westerburg | Included with skins
Beauty Marks & Freckles |  Beauty Marks & Freckles | {emma} | emmatrue
Eyelashes | Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty Black) | BeetleBones | suetabulous Yootz | Mesh

party

 Skin | Kumi – Pure (dkbrow/crease) | Pink Fuel | Mochi Milena
Eyeliner (Pink & yellow) | Body Shoppe – Barbie | Grixdale | Tyr Rozenblum (Closed)
Eyeliner (Pink & Black) | Neon Eyeliner Fuchsia | Belleza | Shyla Diggs
Eyeliner (Black) | (eyeliner) Eyeliner Basics (Bottom) | cheLLe | Nina Iridescent
Lips | HYDRA Lip balm (4) | Pekka | Ginevra Rodex
Cheeks | Contour Blush – Brown Mid | Dead Apples | Soleil Reid
Eyelashes | Mesh Lashes V.01 (Starstruck black) | BeetleBones | suetabulous Yootz | Mesh

glam

Skin | Kumi – Pure (dkbrow/crease) | Pink Fuel | Mochi Milena
Eyeliner | Neon Eyeliner BONUS black  | Belleza | Shyla Diggs
Lips | Allure – Lipstick Deep Red | Fishy Strawberry | Fae Eriksen
Freckles | Freckles | Tres Blah | Julliette Westerburg
Eyelashes | Mesh Lashes V.01 (clumpy black) | BeetleBones | suetabulous Yootz | Mesh

vamp

Skin | Kumi – Pure (dkbrow/crease) | Pink Fuel | Mochi Milena
Eyeliner |  faux twiggy lashes | don’t freak out | Willa Whybrow
Eyeliner | Eyeliner 4 | Belleza | Shyla Diggs
Eyeshadow | Smokey Eyes Dollarbie | CandyDoll | rebeca Dembo | Old Kozmetika dollarbie
Lips | Lip Glaze – Twilight | Pink Fuel | Mochi Milena | Comes with Kumi
Cheeks | Contour Blush – Red Mid | Dead Apples | Soleil Reid
Eyelashes | Mesh Lashes V.01 (Starstruck black) | BeetleBones | suetabulous Yootz | Mesh
Advertisements

It’s Esmee!

Did you know that Iki Ikarus is back? After a long break, Iki is back making gorgeous skins! Her first release is Esmee. Esmee is a gorgeous, fresh-faced skin. She can be bought with makeup for around L$1700 or without makeup for L$850. I bought the bare-faced skin in the Dark Olive tone. You can see the range of skins on Iki’s flickr.

I’ve started buying makeup free skins now because I like being able to customise them, of course I still love skins with makeup and if I see one that I adore I may purchase it (if I have lindens).

So in this blog post I’m showing you the Dutch Touch Esmee bare skin in the Dark Olive tone. All the makeup that I’ve used in this post are separate tattoo layers purchased in various stores, mainly at Kozmetika. The first look is just the skin, no makeup layers or eyelashes.  The second look is more of a casual one, with hardly any makeup. There’s eyeliner under the eye, subtle lip colour and blusher. I also added the Dainty Black eyelashes from Beetlebones. The third look is a going out one, with smokey eye makeup, blusher, thick eyelashes and lipstick (the one I wanted to use didn’t fit the lip shape unfortunately).

The clothing I chose is based on the makeups, so I wore lingerie for the first picture, casual vest, shorts and cardigan for the second outfit and a little black dress and hot pink bag for the third outfit.

Credits

Outfit 1

Hair |  Capture | Magika | Sabina Gully | Mesh
Skin | ::eSmEE:: dARKOlive – CLA (bare) EB1 FR  | Dutch Touch | Iki Ikarus
Shape | My own
Eyes | Moist eye(LB-Gift09) | Umedama Holic | umetaro Mayo
Lingerie | Little Ache Lingerie (Hot Pink) | Kyoot | Saeya Nyanda
Poses | Zombie Fetus

Outfit 2

Hair | Amandine Mesh Hair – Wild honey | Wasabi Pills |  MissAllSunday Lemon | Mesh
Skin | ::eSmEE:: dARKOlive – CLA (bare) EB1 | Dutch Touch | Iki Ikarus
Shape | My own
Eyes | Moist eye(LB-Gift09) | Umedama Holic | umetaro Mayo
Prim Lashes | Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty Black) | Beetlebones | suetabulous Yootz  | Mesh
Blusher | Applecheek Blush (Rose L) | a.e.meth | Aemeth Lysette
Eyeliner | (eyeliner) Eyeliners Basic | cheLLe | Nina Iridescent | Kozmetika
Lips | Pale Pucker Candy | BOOM | Claire Dallin | Kozmetika
Vest
| Basics Loose Racerback [Blank] | OhMai | Anya OhMai (Closed)
Cardigan | border knit cardigan | C’est la vie | Larcoco Mathy
Shorts | Denim Cutoff shorts (dark)| Tres Blah | Julliette Westerburg
Shoes | Organique Flats (l) :: Foliage | Ingenue | Betty Doyle | Mesh | Collabor88
Poses | izumiya | Izumi Homewood

Outfit 3

Hair | Kiera – Brown | Alice Project | Alice Demonia | Mesh | March Mesh Madness
Skin | ::eSmEE:: dARKOlive – CLA (bare) EB1 | Dutch Touch | Iki Ikarus
Shape | My own
Eyes | Moist eye(LB-Gift09) | Umedama Holic | umetaro Mayo
Prim Lashes | Mesh Lashes V.01 (clumpy black) | Beetlebones | suetabulous Yootz  | Mesh
Blusher | Applecheek Blush (Rose L) | a.e.meth | Aemeth Lysette
Eyeliner | (eyeliner) Eyeliners Basic | cheLLe | Nina Iridescent | Kozmetika
Eyeshadow | Smokey Eyes Dollarbie | CandyDoll | rebeca Dembo | Kozmetika
Lips | Pale Pucker Red | BOOM | Claire Dallin | Kozmetika
Nails | Honeysuckle Pink, Nails | RezIpsa Loc | RezIpsa Luckstone | Kozmetika
Dress
 | little black dress | Paperbag | Kex Blackheart | Back to Black
Cardigan | border knit cardigan | C’est la vie | Larcoco Mathy
Shorts | Denim Cutoff shorts (dark)| Tres Blah | Julliette Westerburg
Shoes | Demsi – Fantasy Wood | Kookie | Kookie Lemon | *MESH*
Bracelet | Charm Braclet: Silver | Blacklace | Mariska Simons | V-day special item
Earrings | Jewel: Glitter Silver Heart Earring | Blacklace | Mariska Simons | V-day special item
Ring | First Romance’ Wedding Rings | JCNY | JD Hansen
Poses | ufo | Aisyla Aldrin

A bit about Firestorm Mesh.

I hate to admit it, I am now a converted mesh fan! The only thing stopping me wearing mesh out and about inworld is that currently the folks using the 1.23 viewers can’t see mesh. However, good and bad news for Phoenix viewers. The good news is that there will be a Phoenix Mesh viewer. As far as I know, the date of when it will be released hasn’t been announced yet. There is also a lot of bad news regarding the release of this mesh viewer and Phoenix viewers in general. There will only be two more Phoenix viewer releases – the regular Phoenix update and the mesh viewer. There’s more bad news for Phoenix users, you will still have to change to Firestorm eventually. You will need a SSE2 capable computer just like Firestorm and LL v2/v3 does.

Releasing this mesh viewer is just an attempt to keep Phoenix alive for as long as possible. There are no plans to implement mesh uploads, so designers, if you’re hoping to be able to upload mesh using Phoenix, you won’t be able to.

Jessica Lyons states on the Phoenix blog: This [release of mesh viewer]  will extend that shelf life for the Phoenix Viewer a little bit longer, but not forever. Enjoy it while you have it. You can read more on the official blog here: http://www.phoenixviewer.com

Personally, no way am I going back to Phoenix viewer. I’ve spent several months getting used to Firestorm and I won’t be wasting those months by going back to Phoenix. Also, what would be the point of me going back if I’ll just have to change again? You can hold on to Phoenix viewer as long as you want but the reality is you will HAVE to change to Firestorm or official LL viewer (or any other V2 based viewers) in the end. As Jessica said: ” Enjoy it while you have it”.

Anyways, about the outfit! The skirt and top are from Raspberry Aristocrat for The Red Seal hunt. The second thing I want to show you is the skin from Leafy. The skin can be bought on it’s own for L$1150 (there are two seperate tones) or they can be bought with a limited shape for L$1257. I’m not wearing the shape because of the mesh clothing. I’m not sure how many of the limited skins/ shapes there will be. If you want to demo them, go to the store now!

Credits:

Hair: Amiya [Alpha v1] – Blonde | Alice Project | Alice Demonia | Mesh –  New!
Skin: Zan (Lumiel – Garden – DBFR | Leafy | Kaethe Dyrssen | Limited Skin
Eyes: Eyes M – emerald | Body Couture | BodyCoutour | TUH:EN
Eyeliner: (eyeliner) Eyeliner Basics (Full) | cheLLe |  Chelle Carousel | Kozmetika
Lashes: No longer available
Eyeshadow: Smokey Eyes | CandyDoll | rebeca Dembo | Kozmetika
Tank: mesh tank – Petunia.Berry Smooch | Raspberry Aristocrat | Raspberry Aristocrat | Red Seal Hunt
Skirt: mesh skirt – etunia.Berry Smooch | Raspberry Aristocrat | Raspberry Aristocrat | Red Seal Hunt
Sandals: Gladiator Sandals (Black) | Gabriel | Takuya Jinn
Poses: I forgot sorry

Fab Free Hits 10,000 Members!

Well actually now the group has 10,364! It’s mental when the group reaches an important milestone, masses of notices pour in with all sorts of gifts! It seems like only yesterday the group hit 8,000 members! I’ve selected some of the gifts that were sent out for you to see :)

Credits-

Outfit 1

Hair + Accessory- @Waffles ‘Miucha Vaudeville- Vanilla’ (For Designers United III)

Skin- DOT/ Tyranny Designs ‘Augestine Face- February Mimsy’

Dress & Shoes- Sweeter Than Candy  ‘Gift to FabFree for 10K- Candy  Hearts’

Ears- Gauged ‘Elven Ears [Sanrio] (In all 4 outfits)

Outfit 2

Hair- @Waffles ‘Miucha Vauderville- Vanilla’

Skin- DOT/ Tyranny Designs ‘Augustine face- February Mimsy’

Top & Dress- Badoura Design ‘Fabfree Gift 10k- Orchid Balloon’

Shoes- Bliensen + MaiTai ‘Pumps Oro’ (From Shoes & Accessories Hunt- #29′

Outfit 3

Hair- Xplosion ‘Nilly Platinum Plus’

Skin- Candydoll ‘Abella Gray HB’

2 Tops, Skirt, Jeans- Firefly Fashion ‘Warm Winter Fab Free 10000’

Shoes- Sweeter Than Candy ‘Candyhearts’

Outfit 4

Hair & Shoes- The U-Neek ’10k giftie’

Skin- Candydoll ‘Abella Gray HB

T-shirt Avoid ‘Ditch- Violet’

Skirt- Shit Luck ‘Low Mini Jeans Skirt’