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Twinkle Twinkle

Today’s Faves are actually three faves, or more, if I include the make up too!

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I have been wearing this Sweater Dress style for a while now, as I wore a similar style as my Christmas outfit in several pictures, featured in my Christmas post here. This version is by ArisAris,  I love the detail they put into all of their textures. It comes with 8 textures for the sweater and 8 textures for the shirt. The shirt has Hide/Show feature. The amazing boots are by Hilly Haalan, and I confess to buying most of her designs if they are for TMP. The boots have several areas to customise with the textures HUD.

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I Think I Found Something For Everyone!

The last few weeks have seen me gathering a fantastic stash of great make ups,  maybe I just noticed more of it at the various vendors?

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Here are some very pretty festive eyeshadows. These are by alaskametro, from a recent gacha. There are three sets in this Gala collection, from the top down, set 1, set 2, and set 3 (rare). I would love to say I have a favourite one, but I can’t. I think at a quick glance I loved the red 3 colour version in the middle, but seriously, when you try these on, you will quickly see how the depth of colours and details really do shine through. I thought the red and green from set 2 were a great choice for the typical Christmas red and green outfits.

I first started using alaskametro make ups with my standard SL body, and they were the first brand I went to when I got my Catwa Mesh Head. In fact, I didn’t realise that one of the make ups I already had was Catwa or Omega compatible, back in the days when I had no idea what mesh heads were, and thought that Catwa only made great hairs! Check out more pics here, and here.

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Happy New Year 2017!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year in 2017! I wish you all health, wealth, and happiness for the coming year.

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Did anyone go out and celebrate? I know there were lots of venues offering a variety of New Year’s Eve parties. Whether you celebrated in a grand way or a more subdued way, I hope you all had fun, and if you were imbibing alcoholic beverages, I hope you walked home and didn’t risk teleporting in an inebriated state!

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I, myself, chose to celebrate the coming of the New Year, at one of my favourite clubs, The Willows Club. You may have read other posts of mine featuring this wonderful club, here, and here. The place was packed out, and for the first time I can remember, in all the years I have been going there, the sim was full and some people were unable to TP in.

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The Eyes Have It

I had been thinking about buying the new Catwa Mesh Eyes for quite some time, and finally decided to take the plunge and go for it, or rather, them. As with any mesh eyes, trying to fit them can be time consuming, but perseverance pays off. The eyes come with a texture HUD full of a great selection of colours and styles, including cats eyes, or are they demon eyes? If you don’t like any of the supplied textures you can always buy your own preferred ones, or, if you are so inclined, you could use the Dev Kit, that Catwa has also included in the pack, and have a go at making your own. My one (and only) complaint about these eyes is that the shading around the edge of the eye is too dark. It is a dark brown and it can make the eyes look like they are set too far back in the head. This is just my personal opinion, I am not a designer, I do not make eyes, and I don’t profess to be an expert in what eyes ‘should’ look like. That said, there were some lovely textures included, but I felt compelled to go look for ‘the exact texture’, whatever that was going to be. I had an idea of a two tone blue, so, my quest began! Several hundreds of Lindens later, I think I found ‘the’ one. I still feel compelled to look, and buy, more options, but my current ‘the one’ is a DeeTalez bicolor gold/blue one, from their Hypnotic range. I think they are stunning, and love the colouring.

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Tuppi’s Look:

  • Mesh Head: Catwa, Alice
  • Skin: DeeTalez, Evelyn European
  • Mesh Eyes: Catwa; Applier: DeeTalez, Hypnotic bc Gold/Blue 
  • Hair: [monso] My Hair, Crowe; Hair Base: Just Magnetized, Basic set 03
  • Make Up: SlackGirl, Dana Shadow

 

My other choice, and a very close second, is the WOW Skins Mediterraneo set. Again, my fave choice is another bicolour blue one, and the textures are also very good.

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Tuppi’s Look:

  • Mesh Head: Catwa, Alice
  • Skin: DeeTalez, Evelyn European
  • Mesh Eyes: Catwa; Applier: WOW Skins, Mediterraneo bc Blue
  • Hair: [monso] My Hair, Crowe; Hair Base: Just Magnetized, Basic set 03
  • Make Up: alaskametro, Jewel Eyeshadows

 

If you decide to take the plunge into Mesh Eyes I hope you find your own personal fave, and maybe have a go at trying out your own versions? You could always do a copy of your own eyes, and be truly unique! Whatever you decide, have fun experimenting and feel free to share your views and tips in the comments!