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Goodbye Alice, Hello Kimberly!

Well, I have finally gone and done it! After months of deliberating, demo testing, shape modifying, comparing the final option with my old version, saving up the relevant Lindens, spending them, saving up again… you know the way it is in SL, there is always something that just HAS to be purchased right now. Anyway, I am now happy to introduce the new me, sporting the Catwa Kimberly Bento Head. I have never been one to have a ton of different faces, even on my old classic avatar. I only bought the one Mesh Head, Catwa Alice, and did the same laborious procedure before I purchased her. I thought she was gorgeous, and as near my old ‘me’ as I felt was acceptable. So what did I do with my Bento demo heads? I made them look as near to my Alice as I could, of course! Granted, they are not exactly twins, but, I have achieved a look that I find pleasing and acceptable to me, and that is, after all, the whole point of our avatars here. We tweak them here and there to reach an overall level we find not only acceptable, but hopefully pleasing too.

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  • Trying to get a similar look to my beloved Alice.
  • Testing out different eye colours from my pack of DeeTalez Hypnotic bicolour eye appliers.

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I am a total Catwa devotee with regards to female Mesh Heads. I have tried several other makes, and there was always some part of the head that just didn’t look right. None of the other heads could match the level of detail put into the animations like Catwa heads. The smiles work, the facial expressions work. I also love the amount of animations that Catwa includes with her heads.

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Here are a selection of six of the twenty-four animations that are included with the Catwa Kimberly Bento Head. My personal favourites are the cute winks.

Tuppi’s Look:

  • Mesh Body: TMP
  • Mesh Head: CatwaKimberly Bento
  • Mesh Eyes: Catwa; Applier: DeeTalez, Hypnotic bc Eyes Set
  • Skin Applier: DeeTalez, Evelyn European
  • Hair: Wasabi Pills, Solana Browns
  • Make Up: SlackGirl, LineTech Shadow;  Pink Fuel, Bento Lipstick Applier Juicy Drop (Tintable) (Powder Pack February)
  • Jewellery: RealEvil, Envy Tags Necklace, Dreah Earrings
  • Outfit: Hilly Haalan, Tania Dress  

Today’s Faves – Sleep With Me

ingsThis is such a cute little set I just had to share it with you! It is by Eyelure, and is called Sleep With Me Set – Lavendar [sic]It comprises the top, shorts and an eyemask, not shown.

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I fell in love with it, well, ok, mainly because it included a TMP size, and shorts don’t always fit well if they are not for TMP. I teamed it here with a few of my recent gacha items. Firstly, the gorgeous hair is another one by Doe, you can see my other Doe styles here. This one is available in two versions, a long and a short ponytail. This is the shorter one, in pastels. I love the little tiny heart lights that come with it, just right for St.Valentine’s Day! The lights come with a colour HUD, like the hair, so I decided to go with a blue and lavender version to match the hair and outfit. Continue reading

Addicted to Doe!

I have to confess I am utterly addicted to Doe Hairs! My first one was bought around Christmas, it is called Twinkle, and I featured it on my last Today’s Faves post. I am now pleased to say that I have several of their styles, and love them all. They have an amazing way of making one hairstyle look totally different with the use of their many amazing colour HUDs. You could buy a brown pack, and go for a sophisticated look, or, change it up, and use a colourful pack to make a fun two tone look.

They seem to sell them mostly via a gacha system, so you can take pot luck, or, go check out Tuppi’s Treasures on the Marketplace, and buy your favourite colour choice. The Marketplace is also likely to be the only place you can buy some of the styles, if the event they were featured at has now finished.

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I love this Twinkle (twotone) Pastel version, complete with the adorable bun lights. The lights can be worn or not, as seen in my Twinkle Twinkle post. I had not realised that there was a HUD for the lights (accessories) until I took the photos for this post! Each side of the lights can be changed to one of several different options, with glow on/off. You can have static lights or blinking lights. Just adorable!

Sombr V2 is shown in the Essentials Rare option. V2 has the hair clips and coloured strands in the style, which can be changed in the accessories colour HUD. I wore a pinky version in this Time For A Workout? post.

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 Jink (twotone) Gingers, and Lovestruck (solid) Candy Rare, are styles with bunches, one with bangs, one with a side parting. Jink is a two tone, so each side can be coloured separately. Lovestruck Candy is the solid pack, so all the hair changes as one.

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Part Two

I had a lovely stroll around the newly designed sim at The Forest Event recently. In keeping with my festive theme. They have turned their sim into a beautiful winter snow scene, with lovely trails to walk along, and, if one was so inclined, one could buy a ticket for the December round of the Event. I went and grabbed my goodies, and then couldn’t resist taking a few pictures along the way.

I started out wearing a new festive outfit from Boudoir, called The Christmas Buffet, a charming table/skirt, laden with Christmas munchies. I believe it also dispenses a hot beverage, but I confess I haven’t tried it. It is in typical Boudoir style, and utterly delightful.

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Tuppi’s Look:

  • Mesh Body: TMP
  • Mesh Head: Catwa, Alice
  • Mesh Eyes: Catwa; Applier: DeeTalez, Hypnotic bc Gold/Blue
  • Skin Applier: DeeTalez, Evelyn European
  • Hair: [monso]My HairCrowe/Mixed
  • Make Up: SlackGirl, Nenet Eyeshadow; Arte, Julie Lips RedsDeeTalez, Animated Face & Body Glitter Gift
  • Neck Bow: Bowtique, Necktie
  • Outfit: Boudoir, Christmas Buffet Dress, including Hat

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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!

People Come And People Go, Second Life Is Like That

I would often spend my Friday nights at a club and dance away to ‘Babymaking Music’, listening to the sultry voice of my Dutch DJ friend as he played his regular set of romantic tunes. He would always play a certain song for me, and I would always type out the chorus in local chat. That is what we did. He would greet guests in a variety of languages, conversing fluently with them to make them feel at home. He was talented, and funny, and in his own words a little crazy. He had a photographic memory, and would remember the teeniest details, as he brought forth a volley of quotes from many Monty Python films, that we both shared a love of. The Spanish Inquisition was often referred to during his sets, and he even had the red robes to complete the look!

I met him several years ago, through a mutual friend of ours, who is taking a break from SL, and he quickly became a valued friend to me also. In fact, it was via our mutual friend that I was able to discover why the ‘Babymaking Music’ had been silenced for several weeks, and the usual reminders to attend his sets had stopped dropping into my mail box. I learned that my Dutch DJ friend had passed away 5 weeks ago, and his music and dancing bunny slippers are now put to rest.

So often we meet people in our online world, they stay a while, and then, like a ship, they drift off silently into the night, never to return. Most times we are left to wonder where they are, and for some, we hope they will return, one day. I, at least, have the cold comfort of now knowing why the bunny slippers no longer dance, why the ‘Babymaking Music’ no longer plays.

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This is the only photo I have of him, taken a very long time ago with our mutual friend. I am the one on the right.

He will not be forgotten, and I will play my favourite songs in his memory. Sleep easy my dear Dutch friend.

All That Glitters and Jewel Colours

I thought I would share some fabulous new Make Up I found recently. They are all stunning and gorgeous colours. First up is a is a collection of six eyeshadows from alaskametro called Jewel, and I teamed it up with lipsticks from a set of ten by L’Etre called Lip Balm Palette.

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Tuppi’s Look:

  • Mesh Head: Catwa, Alice
  • Skin: DeeTalez, Evelyn European
  • Mesh Eyes: Fate
  • Hair: Exile, The Evening Lights Fantasy 2
  • Make Up: alaskametro, Jewel Eyeshadows, L’Etre, Lip Balm Palette Lipsticks

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Today’s Faves – Glitter!

I am having a fun time with new make up right now, and this is one of my faves. The lashes are from a set by Shiny Stuffs called Glitter Glam. It is a palette of seven Glitter Eyeshadows, ten Glitter Lipsticks, and seven Glitter Lashes,the bottom lashes are plain black. The multi coloured, blue, aqua and pink, lashes are my current faves. I love the multicolored look, and they were the perfect match for the new eyeshadow set from SlackGirl called Augusta. This set comes in eight different colourways, all of them are equally stunning. I have used another of Shiny Stuffs sets for the lips, I chose a bright pink from their Ethereal Romance collection.

You can see more in depth coverage of these collections on my Make Up post – All That Glitters and Jewel Colours here.

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Tuppi’s Look:

  • Mesh Head: Catwa, Alice
  • Skin: DeeTalez, Evelyn European
  • Mesh Eyes: Fate
  • Hair: Exile, The Evening Lights Fantasy 2
  • Make Up: SlackGirl, Augusta Eyeshadow; Shiny Stuffs, Glitter Glam Lashes; Shiny Stuffs, Ethereal Romance Lipstick

11th Rez Day Fun

11 years ago I was introduced to Second Life and I have been a resident there ever since. That is some staying power for ‘just a game’! We all know the draw of SL, and we all get gripped by the bug.

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Avatars have changed so much over the years, everything is mesh now, with flexi this and that. Although I don’t even know if flexi is a term to use anymore? I can remember the rigid hairs, and clothes,  of the early days. If you bent over or sat down your skirt would stick out like a crinoline of yore. The hair was the same, if you wore long hair and looked down your hair stuck out at right angles! One of the many reasons I only ever wore short hair. I remember I chose to be a Goth/Vampire because I thought white skins looked so much better than the orange tone of the normal skins. Such was my logic back in the day.

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Today’s Faves – The Perfect Dress and Boots

This dress is just superb in every way! I love the casual simplicity and elegance of it. It is by Just Because, and does not come with a HUD, so you have to pick your favourite colour and go with it. I love this neutral tone and deliberately chose it to go with one of the many colours that these amazing boots have on their textures HUD. I wear a TMP mesh body, so when I do find things to fit, be it footwear or clothing, I am doubly thrilled. Clothing is a little easier to adjust to fit, but there are precious few good quality thigh boots made for TMP. This pair by Hilly Haalan are just totally divine! They come with 30 different textures, so you are bound to find a colour to go with lots of differing outfits. The texture, the look, the fit… sheer perfection. They are now my all time fave pair of boots.

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Tuppi’s Look:

  • Hair: Little Bones, Vee
  • Mesh Head: Catwa, Alice
  • Mesh Body: TMP
  • Skin: DeeTalez, Evelyn European
  • Eyes: Fate
  • Make Up: Slack Girl, Wing Shadow; Madrid Solo, Bewitched Lips
  • Dress: Just Because, Silvia Dress Taupe
  • Footwear: Hilly Haalan, Onyx Boots
  • Jewellery: Earthstones, Diamond Tennis Bracelet Platinum; Eternity Bridal Set Platinum; DBL, Emotions Mood RingRealEvil, Envy Tags; TMP, Coco Le’Chel Bow Knot Bracelet; Chop Zuey, Sweetness Earrings