Nature vs Nurture

Nature vs Nurture Kiera HUD

We are products of our parents, literally and in my case, I am definitely what my Mummy made me. When it comes to clothing, fashion and style, my Mum taught me early on that classic pieces were so much more important than trends. That spending copious amounts of money on junk jewellery was not as good as buying some really quality pieces – this one did not stick, I was obsessed with chunky and large and dangly and once made earrings from some stolen chandelier pieces that I may or may not have acquired from the lobby of a fancy apartment block. In my defence, the thing was hanging much lower than it should for me to be able to comfortably reach the dangles.

My favourite of them all ‘When you start buying your own shoes, you can wear what you want’ ok that last one was in reference to me not wanting to wear sensible sandals as a kid, because other kids had silly shoes, and I wanted silly shoes too, so when I got old enough, I became a shoe addict. That and having big feet, which means if you find shoes that fit you buy them, sometimes more than once.

This dress by Ison is classic elegance to a tee. The plunge, the split, the fabric choice, and the billowy sleeves with the cinched waist detailing. I loved it on sight, and the colours are perfect, there are even some amazing floral prints to choose from, and if you fatpack there are even some bonus prints. If this came in animal print it would just need the addition of a tiny yappy dog and a turban, and all my hosting soiree fantasies would come to life.

The backdrop is actually much smaller when purchased, it is by soy, and makes a lovely background piece but is meant more as decor for an outdoor or indoor setting, but with it being mod, and I do so love to make things bigger or smaller, this sized up so well.

I picked up this amazing choker the other day, and also purchased the matching cuff bracelets, but left them off, the choker has a great range of colours, and two pearl options white and black. I am tentacle wary usually in SL, because of something I sat on in 2006 – true story – but this just looked too good to pass up, and it did not let me down, it is simply divine. Which would also describe this hair by Stealthic. I am prone to blacks or blondes usually in packs if a variety/naturals pack is not available – I do wish all hair-stores would do them – but with this style I got their brown pack and I am so glad I did, because it added so much richness to the style, that I do think I will have to go back and the styles I got in blonde will have to be bought in brown also. The hairs also include a tint hud and honestly, tinting hair can often not work out so well, it will look tinted, but in the browns with just a little something, it can really add a dimension to the style that I adore.

Lastly and so worth the wait is this new skin by Pink Fuel for LeLutka heads, the Kiera skin is so beautiful, I am wearing it on May, and just love the options included, not only the brows and no brows, but the eyeshadow and lipsticks are so fantastic. The lip options are plentiful, not only lipstick in gloss and matte but balms and dolly versions, so you are covered for any occasion. Pink Fuel is doing a special promo price on this skin too until August 20th so make sure you try it asap.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Green Plants Wall Panel – Soy @ Collabor88

Location

Poses by

Vestige

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

May Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier – Kiera – Pink Fuel

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhancement Skin Appliers : Pink Fuel

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 123  Flair

Diva Eyelashes (LeLutka)  – Flair @ MBA

Hair:

Passion – Stealthic

Clothes:

Mia Dress – Ison @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Margot Slippers – Slink

Accessories :

Lovecraft Choker – Empyrean Forge

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

I saw an ad on Facebook (mine) this morning, and it was so realistic, the layout the style of pieces that I thought it was an RL ad that had slipped through my filters. I then realised it was a legit Second Life item, at this round of 50L Friday by Cae, a delicate set that I am wearing the necklace of in this picture. Whether you make it before the flf ends or not, it is worth visiting the store, especially if looking for a truly special piece for yourself or someone dear to you.

As a lover of silver, I left the jewellery as it was out of the box, silver and diamond, but you get the option of metals and gemstones and this would be a lovely birthstone type of set as many a represented.

The silver allowed me to also go with the silver buckle option on these killer heels by Breathe that are at this round of Fameshed. You have the option to change the upper leather or base, then metals and soles, if you go with the fatpack that is, you also get additional leather colours.

I have been desperate to wear this hair since I saw its release, and it is so adorable. It is by Exile and the options with the style HUD really made my picture taking fun, the two tails down at front in the sitting pose and one forward the rest of the hair pulled back behind the shoulders for the standing. Gives us way more realism for picture taking, also gives us so much more love to keep one style on for at least a few more days or longer, when we can click the style hud.

Boyfriend jeans are always fun, and these latest by Vinyl are that and more, with many colours of denim to choose from as well as damaged options with sweet fabric patches sewn inside the rips, very cute. They are called Sheeran after her music crush Ed, it is really cute that he may never know about this, but if enough of us blog them and put his name out there “Ed Sheeran you have a big fan at Vinyl store” maybe someone on his team will see it and tell him and then he will come to Second Life and do a concert and she will be on stage and – ok I got a little carried away. They are at Uber and this older sweater by Tres Blah fits over them perfectly and is just delightful.

Mesh Body Addicts Fair is on at the moment, and I released two items at the event, some Diva Lashes and Sheer Shadow for LeLutka heads, which I am wearing in the picture.

Just to let you know also this weekend up until Wednesday of next week Vinyl is also having a huge in-store sale, so if you don’t already own it all, make sure you visit that.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

OAZO” Flower bed – ROIRO 

Location

Poses by

FoxCity

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier – Anja – Pink Fuel

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhancement Skin Appliers : Pink Fuel

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 10  Flair

Diva Eyelashes (LeLutka) Sheer Eyeshadow (LeLutka) – Flair @ MBA

Lip tints – Pink Fuel

Hair:

Dulcet – Exile

Clothes:

Sheeran Boyfriend Jeans – Vinyl @ Uber

Passport Sweater – Tres Blah

Shoes :

Mikka – Breathe @ Fameshed

Accessories :

Simplicity Gems Necklace – Cae

Blown Away

Blown Away
Epiphany is a very popular Gatcha event that runs every few months and pretty much tilts the grid. This round Blueberry has created the most divine collection of wedding inspired pieces, from lace lingerie, and short dresses for the wedding party or even as leaving for the honeymoon option, then there are the gowns themselves, with such amazing floral detailing that you will be enchanted. So many options and so many lovely colours from traditional white to black and a rich red as well as others in between.

I went a little away from the norm because I feel there is so much going on in the day, that the bride-to-be needs to just bring herself a little bit of calm and what better way to do so than to chew on some Gum Gum Boom by LeLutka. I made sure to use the styling hud on this beautiful hair by Lamb to bring the hair away from the face, no mishaps there – mind you a little eucalyptus oil can take care of gum in the hair.

The Forever Berry collection is collectible whether for planned nuptials or just a photographic inspiration such as this and while it is a gacha, the cost only leaves you more for the honeymoon.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by

Adorkable

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Rachel Skin Applier – Glam Affair

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhancement Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers : set  58 Flair

Thick & Heavy Lashes (LeLutka Applier) – GIFT –  Flair

Hair:

Ari – Lamb @ Uber

Clothes:

Forever Berry Gown w/ straps – Blueberry @ Epiphany

Shoes :

Blaire Sandals – Garbaggio @ Blush

Accessories :

Gum Gum Boom – LeLutka

Teardrop Gemstone Ring – Diamond – Yummy

LeLutka Oral Fixation – Gum Gum Boom! & Delights Cream

LeLutka - Oral Fixation

LeLutka - Gum Gum Boom & Delights Cream HUDS

LeLutka - Gum Gum Boom Gif

Months of catching Mel and Thora just as they log off, it was like the sheepdog and the coyotes clocking in and out in a cartoon. So worth it though as I am now able to chew in public and make a mess of myself, these are SLife Goals! What am I talking about, well the LeLutka Oral Fixation release is only days away, and the first two items are the Delights Cream and the Gum Gum Boom.

These are interactive treats that work with your LeLutka Bento heads and are so much messy fun. The Delights Cream has a huge assortment of flavour choices, I changed my mind four different times during my pictures then asked Mel to change his gum flavour so we could be matchy.

Once you get all your flavours and toppings sorted you then have to make the executive decision to be a clean eater or a messy eater. You wear the napkin that is included if you go with messy and once you choose messy you select which face layer on your LeLutka head that you want to mess.  Then the fun begins, as you click on to enjoy the Delights Cream is randomly brought to your mouth, you like, you devour and then also randomly you may end up with either a small bit of Delights Cream on your upper lip or look out full on messification.

The animations will lick off the mess or the handy napkin will wipe you clean and take all the mess to its soft folds. You can have a break by selecting hold, or stop altogether, then if you want to take some still shots, you can use the lick or lick more buttons on the HUD.

Then with the Gum Gum Boom that Mel is wearing, you have all different flavours of that also, then you can adjust as needed – remember to wear the gum size that is the same as the teeth size you wear with your head – and you can chew only, stretch which I love love, and blow which is all three with bubbles. Stretch is my favourite because its just pushing your tongue through the gum which a lot of people do with chewing and bubble gums.  The variables are random and entertaining, I love the animations when the gum pops and how it maneuvers back into your mouth with the chews having the gum also move around in there, it is great to have that much realism.

I look forward to more Oral Fixation items from LeLutka,  these will be released at the start of the new week, so be ready.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Food Truck (Vintage Navy) GACHA – Theosophy (No longer open)

Coffee Machine – Dust Bunny

Coffee Bean Jute Bags – Plaaka

Country Kitchen Apple Pie, Paper Cup Stack – What Next 

Coffee Arch – Balaclava

Vintage IceCream Trike – bauwerk at 22769

Sauces & Pink Lemonade – Tentacio

WYWH – Beach Set – W.Winx & Flair

Location

Poses by

Part of truck

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Greer Mesh Head LeLutka

Amara Skin Applier – Glam Affair

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhancement Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers : set 124 Flair

Thick & Heavy Lashes (LeLutka Applier) – GIFT –  Flair

Mel Vanbeeck

Andrea Mesh Head LeLutka

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Flat Feet, Male Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhancement Skin Appliers: Tableau Vivant

Hair:

Pesha – Besom

Clothes:

Mel Vanbeeck

Brandom Shorts – Yack & Beyond

Sasy Scarborough

Conie shorts – Blueberry

Endoas Bikini top Spring Flore – Plastik

Accessories :

Mel Vanbeeck

Gum Gum Boom – INFOLeLutka COMING SOON

Sasy Scarborough

Delights Cream – INFOLeLutka COMING SOON

No Deniling it

No Deniling it

I was fortunate enough to have the wonderful Blogger Sydd Sinister on my Facebook timeline today because she shared a post by AzaRiaChaNeL Adored from the blog Curvy Slives Matter. It featured some killer hair, that I just squealed over and had to run and buy. That then ended up the starter to my look. Bloggers often get inspired by other bloggers, it has always been the case, as we often spend time with each other, talk in groups, see each other out and about, or as in this case, see their post, and because crediting was so perfectly available off I went and shopped.

The hair is by Vanity Hair and is at this round of On9 which I had not been to since their new looking build, so nice. Got the hair, grabbed some other bits and pieces and then jetted back to my platform. The dress by Baiastice was the perfect accompaniment to the way the style was coming together, and then it just grew, with gold ink by Izzie’s, some tinting of the included tattoo face option in my LeLutka head HUD, and this great pose prop I have used in the past.

I then was able to feature this amazing ring set by Mandala that has been updated for bento hands,  and these amazing earrings that are at this round of Collabor88. The rings have metal options as well as the ability to hide and show all the various rings to create your own combinations.

I am also featuring one of the LeLutka skin appliers by Glam Affair as mentioned in a previous post, this one is Giada and has a really lovely beauty mark just under the eye. She also comes with amazing sharp eyebrows but as I was going with true black hair, I opted for the brows that come with the head. Adding one of the newer lipsticks also released by Glam Affair you really need to visit them with their new build and everything looking so stylish over there.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Spanish Patio – Exposeur

Location

Poses by 

Adorkable n/a

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

May Mesh Head LeLutka

Giada Skin Applier (LeLutka) – Glam Affair

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled), Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Slink Bodyparts Skin Appliers: Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers: set 57   Flair

Thick & Heavy Lashes (LeLutka Applier) – GIFT –  Flair

Slink Physique – Applier Metallic Arrow Tattoo – Izzie’s

Hair:

Team Single – Vanity Hair @ On9

Clothes:

Kiya Dress – Baiastice @ The Fantasy Collective

Accessories :

Papara Earrings Mango – Mandala @ Collabor88

Sinra Rings – Mandala

Salt Shaker

Salt Shaker
So many new skin delights released for the unveiling of the new Glam Affair and Tableau Vivant sim. Not only head appliers but also a whole new range of body skin appliers, with options of Normal, Small Breasts – this will work great for Slink Petite breast add-ons – Cleavage and then freckles versions of each, this eliminates the need to use tattoo layers for freckles which is a marvelous new feature.

There are also NEW TONES! This is especially important, as any head appliers going forward will come in these new tones, so you will need to pick up the new body appliers as well as head appliers, and the tones are available in 12 tones with options of very pale white – which would tint a treat for RP looks – to dark and various levels of tan in-between. I did pictures of all the tones, also using the freckles and smaller breast options with the normal mostly just so you could get a proper look. I did not use the cleavage as this gorgeous swimsuit by Mutresse is too separated for the reality of pushed together breasts. I do so love that we have so many options now in the Glam Affair appliers.

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I am wearing the new Gwen face option, and she is lovely. I am so torn between tone preferences, I am leaning towards 7 for the day to day, but kind of love the 9 and 10. Try them all I say. The new head appliers are also different than previous releases, these do not come with makeup options, but instead come with 4 brow options and no brows options, then 3 freckles options – these are on tattoo layer of your head – or you also have 2 contour options also on tattoo. As someone with freckles who also used to look very different when made up, having anything that detailed would mean your freckles are usually under your foundation anyway, so much more realistic.

I also applied some new lipstick that Glam Affair released for my main pic, you can get new lipsticks, new eyebrows, new eyeshadows so much newness for LeLutka wearers as well as other heads available that they cater to. I also had to go with a new hairstyle I bought from Tableau Vivant, it has a cute windblown locks look that you can toggle on or off. Both Stores have had a huge overhaul so be sure to visit.

Again about that swimsuit, it comes in the no frills and frills option, with so many wonderful texture options, I could not resiste showing as many combinations as I could. I love how sexy the suit is, but the frills just make it so girly and playful as well, no frills is more sporty, so much range in one cossie.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Beach Stuff Set – Myrrine @ Shiny Shabby

Location

Poses by

Movement @ THe Liaison Collaborative

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Gwen Skin Applier (LeLutka) – Glam Affair

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Slink Bodyparts Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57   Flair

Lipstick [ Lelutka ] 005 – Glam Affair

Hair:

Rogue Bun – LeLutka

Barbara Hair – Tableau Vivant

Clothes:

Juno Swimsuit – Mutresse @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Gladiators – Slink

Accessories :

beach bag (sky) – Toki Doki

Fitday – Sweat City

Fitday - Sweat City

I was running around the grid tonight trying to really settle in to what would be a Friday theme, I did not think there would be enough French Fries to do a post every so often, so that was the end of that idea, and then it hit me that I needed to validate all my sweatpants purchases…and of course I did not end up in sweatpants for Fitday at all, but instead used the recently purchased at Limit8 Fox City Dance Hall, some older pieces of decor and danced myself into a sweat.

Thanks to Izzie’s for creating these great wet body and face appliers that cover a full range of bodies and heads, and just look really cool – or hot, you know what I meant. I also have on the droplets specular effects that come with the Slink bodies. These fantastic legwarmers are actually from a set that included sneakers so that they fit over them snugly, so I did a little liquifying in PS and smooshed them a little closer to my feet for the picture.

The leotard was actually a present from my partner, it is kind of a gamble when he buys me things, in two ways, not enough stores do back shots of pants, and he is not a fan of full covered bottoms, and the other gamble is if I already own it,  we have actually had that occur way too many times, but the bliss is that we have great taste not only in each other.

The hair is a group gift from Little Bones, there are a number of them set out in the store and a few new ones Ashia told me about today, which leads me to buy new hair, seriously me and hair, cannot ever blame me though. The skin is a beautiful skin by YS&YS it is Kira and she is so soft and lovely on the LeLutka Chloe head the mouth is puckery goodness.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Photo Booth – Dance Hall – FOXCITY. @ Limit8 

Professor Lisps Sunbeam Catcher, Grand Piano – Lisp

Cameo Bag – Gacha – David Heather

Beach Bag Decor – Gacha – Dust Bunny

Location

Poses by

FoxCity @ Limit8 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Kira Skin – LeLutka – YS&YS 

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled), Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar EnhancementSkin Appliers: YS&YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers: set 169  Flair

Wet Face & Body Appliers – Izzie’s

Hair:

Yuno – Little Bones (Group Gift)

Clothes:

Leotard – Villena

Tinker Leg Warmers Long – Blueberry