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Feeling Groovy

Posted in High Fashion,Poses,Skins,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on July 1, 2017

We are now officially in July 2017.  Happy Canada Day to all my friends and followers who read my blog.  I believe it is the 150th anniversary, so congratulations.

With the summer in full swing I have more exciting beachwear to show you, plus some fun poses from a pose set that I bought a while ago, but have not yet had the time to blog.

I was looking through the SL marketplace this morning when I noticed that Beautiful Dirty Rich have recently released some fabulous new beachwear.  They have released two different sets, Tropica and Bohemia.  I love bright colours, so I bought the Tropica bikini set.  Each set comes with a hud, so that you can change the fabric and pattern for both the bikini top and the bottom.  These bikini sets are compatible with Maitreya, Belleza, Slink and Hourglass mesh bodies.  For more details please refer to the item on the SL marketplace here.

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Tropica bikini at Beautiful Dirty Rich

Whilst modelling my fabulous new bikini set, I am also delighted to show off another new skin from the awesome designer Shantia Soulstar of Amara Beauty.  As well as being an awesome skin designer, Shantia’s skins still remain my firm favourite and most worn in SL.

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Kouralee skin for Catwa Koura head at Amara Beauty

Some of you may be aware from one of my previous blogs that Shantia sometimes works with Catwa Clip from Catwa who has designed some amazing mesh heads.  Catwa have recently released their new Koura mesh head, so to complement this mesh head, Amara Beauty have created a Catwa skin applier called the Kouralee.

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Tropica bikini at Beautiful Dirty Rich and Kouralee skin at Amara Beauty

The beautiful Kouralee skin comes is available in 12 different gorgeous skin colours and there is a hud with each skintone, so that you can match your eye brow colour to your hair colour.  I do not have the Koura mesh head yet, so my photos show this lovely new skin on the Catwa Tumble mesh head.  Amara Beauty also have a new main store in SL, link here, so hop in a taxi and go visit.

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Framed pose set at Adorkable Poses

And finally as I mentioned above, I found a fun pose set in my inventory, which I had bought a while ago, but then forgotten about.  This pose set is by Adorkable Poses and is called framed.  There are 5 different frames in the box that you can pose with.  I chose 3 out of the 5 to show you.

Well that is all for today’s blog.  Full details of my styling can be found on my Flickr page here.  Enjoy the weekend and I will have more fun, groovy and beautiful trinkets to share with you all again soon.  Until next time …

 

 

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Antonia from Amara Beauty

Posted in Skins,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on April 1, 2017

Last weekend I posted a new skin from Amara Beauty which is compatible for the Lelutka mesh head and this weekend I am going to share with you another new skin from Amara Beauty which is compatible for the Catwa mesh head, the Antonia.  The Antonia skin is currently available at the Skin Fair in Second Life.

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Antonia skin tone 03

Life’s a beach as they say and I always find when blogging new skins in SL that they look best when wearing either beach wear or lingerie.  In the blog you will also noticed that I have posted four photos this time, showing just a handful of the different skin tones.

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Antonia skin in tone 06

The new Amara Beauty skins are available in twelve different tones.  For the mesh body appliers remember to wear an Omega hud.  Then when you attach the skin hud you will be able to select the applier for your mesh body (Maitreya, Belleza or Slink).

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Antonia skin tone 09

As well as mesh body and the Catwa mesh head applier for the Antonia skin, Shantia has also created some fabulous new lipsticks for this skin as well.  There are ten lipstick sets, which you can purchase either individually or you can purchase the fatpack.

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Antonia skin tone 12

As with all skins and skin tones, I highly recommend you try the demo first, which is lots of fun in itself and is also useful, as I found when I was creating the photos for this blog I had a problem with the tone between the body and head not quite meeting. For this solution, Shantia advises that on your mesh body hud, you turn the neck blend off.  Voila! it worked.  Thank you Shantia.

If you do not get a chance to visit the Skin Fair, then do not worry, the Antonia skin will be available at the Amara Beauty main store in SL soon after, but don’t wait until then, as there are lots more amazing skins currently at the main store.  I have my eye on a new skin already.

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Have a good weekend everyone.  Until next time …

 

 

New Skin from Amara Beauty

Posted in Skins,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on March 26, 2017

As well as escaping to the sun for the weekend in SL, I have also been catching up on some writing and in today’s blog I am featuring the recently released Sophia skin from Amara Beauty.

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Sophia skin in tone 03

Some of you may remember in 2016 when I purchased my first Lelutka mesh head and that day I made a wish for the skin designers to release some more skins compatible for the Lelutka heads.  Well since the launch of Bento this year, I have also seen an explosion of new skins which are compatible for the Lelutka mesh heads again, so of course I danced a happy dance!  Thank you so much Shantia for this new one, I love it.

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Sophia skin in tone 06

Awesome skin creator of Amara Beauty, Shantia Soulstar has made a few changes to her skin packs now.  Whereas before the skins had colour names, they are now just numbered 1 to 12, so there are 12 different tones to choose from.  The most important thing to remember when applying the body skin is to ensure that you are wearing an Omega applier.

Once you attach the mesh body applier hud, you will be able to choose the skin tone compatible with either Maitreya, Belleza or Slink.  The mesh head appliers each have their own in each of the 12 skin tones.  There is also a lipstick hud and Shantia has created a ton of new lipstick tones with shades ranging from light to dark, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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Sophia skin in tone 08

The photos that I have added in today’s blog have only been cropped to size. Apart from that they are the raw snapshots taken in SL using windlight setting Nam’s beach scene. I deliberately chose not to change anything else, so that you can clearly see the loveliness of this gorgeous skin in 3 out of the 12 tones.

For more information and skins from Amara Beauty please visit the store in SL and also keep your eyes peeled for notices, as Shantia regularly releases new skins for events in SL (i.e. Skin Fair and Powderpack).

In the meantime, I am going back to sipping cocktails and enjoying the rest of my weekend, however I will bring you more news from the amazing Amara Beauty skin store very soon.  Until next time …

 

Goddess Athena

Posted in Hair,High Fashion,Skins by Piper Hanriot on October 22, 2016

In today’s blog I am featuring a variety of talented designers in SL, as I think that they all deserve a mention.  So as well as the stunning Athena outfit from Carrie’s Lingerie, I am also showing off hair by Truth Hair, eyes by IKON and skin by Amara Beauty.

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Carrie’s Lingerie first released the Athena gown silks set in blue and she has now recently released this stunning set in black.  The Athena set comes with a hud, which has two styles for the top and a number of ways in which you can wear the bottom part of this outfit. Above is the full gown set and you will see a couple of the other combinations in the photos below.  Carrie has also included an Omega hud with this set for those of us in SL who wear a mesh body.  I do like this set very much and I am now patiently waiting to see if Carrie releases a few more colours in this set for Christmas.

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I have to say that I adore skins by Amara Beauty and I do get excited when the amazing creator, Shantia Soulstar sends me something new to blog for her.  Now coupled with my wearing a Catwa mesh head, this now gives me even more good reasons to give a shout out to both of these talented designers.  The skin I am featuring in this blog is the Tabrett skin,  which is compatible with Catwa mesh heads.  This skin is currently being featured at the ‘We Love Roleplay’ event in SL.  Shantia is actually showing two skins at this event, the Jade skin being the second one, which I will feature in another blog.

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And finally how about a few other components.  I have always been a huge fan of eyes from IKON and hair from Truth Hair.  Since I started wearing a Catwa mesh head last month, I have also learnt something new, adding mesh eyes and then by using the hud, you can choose the size eye that you prefer and you can also adjust the glow and so making blue eyes even bluer for example.  These are definitely fun features and I am enjoying trying them out.

As for the hair, well Truth Hawks has done it again with this stunning style, Tyne, which is currently featuring at this month’s Uber event in SL and because I love to give my avatar fresh new looks, I purchased the variety hair pack, so I have at least one from each of the main hair colours, blond, red, brunette and black.  I can see myself wearing this hair quite a bit over the winter.

Time for me to sign off, however I will feature more wonderful delights from SL very soon.  Until next time …

 

 

YS&YS Samantha

Posted in Skins,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on July 10, 2016

On a rainy and breezy Sunday in the Southern England, just before I go offline for a week or two to move house, I thought I would write just one last quick blog for my loyal readers.

As you know last weekend I purchased a Lelutka mesh head and I am now currently shopping around for mesh head skin appliers to wear with my fabulous new mesh head.

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Samantha skin applier, Tone 03 for the Lelutka mesh head

I have been a fan of Your Skin & Your Shape (a.k.a. YS&YS) for many years.  The designer, Monicuzza Babenco has always given us women in Secondlife a wonderful selection of skins in a variety of shades, shapes, eyes and even some accessories.

In her skin boxes, I have always loved that Monicuzza provides a gorgeous selection of different make-ups whether they are full face or separate eye shadows and lipsticks, so I am immensely happy to see that in her skin boxes for the mesh head that this has not changed.

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Samantha skin  for the Lelutka mesh head make-up

The hud for the skin contains a choice of 8 eye shadows and eye liners and 8 different shades of lipstick.  The lipsticks are pre-dominantly dark, however if you prefer a lighter shade, then all you have to do is move the slider on your mesh head hud, simple!  You can also adjust the slider underneath to add or remove more gloss.  Either way it is so easy to adjust this on the mesh head hud, so you can have the perfect pout for day and evening in two easy steps.

After speaking to a fellow blogger, I also wanted to point one small issue, which is a ‘Mesh’ issue and NOT a problem with the Lelutka mesh head.  In order to see your eye shadow, on the bottom left of the hud (eye lashes) you need to click on the ‘mask’ button, this will hide your eye lashes.  You then need to wear mesh eye lashes with your mesh head.  Again, like I said this is a mesh issue.  However,if you choose not want to wear eye shadow, then you can click on the ‘blend’ button and select the eye lashes from the hud that you wish to wear.

That is all I have for now, however I will be back in a week or so with some more amazing items from Secondlife to show you.  In the meantime though, I hope you find this blog useful.  Have fun, stay safe and see you soon.  Until next time …

 

 

WoW Skins 2016

Posted in Skins by Piper Hanriot on April 8, 2016

It has been a year since I last visited the WoW Skins store in Secondlife.  The reason?  I bought a mesh body last year, which came pre-loaded with skin tones from another designer and I have enjoyed these skins, however I fancied a change and as they say “A change is as good as a rest”.

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Sawsan Secretspy has been a busy lady this year and it is only April.  She has been designing not only skins, but also skin appliers that are compatible with mesh bodies, as well as the Lelutka and Catwa mesh heads.

I do not have a mesh head, however I did find a couple of new skins, the Hope and the Rose (pictured above).  I was also able to easily find the mesh body applier for the Maitreya, which comprises a hud so you can match your skin tone to the same shade as your face.

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Whilst shopping for skins at WoW Skins, I also found upstairs a skin that has become my favourite, the Mona skin.  The Mona, Hope and Rose skins are available in a choice of five different skin tone shades, all sold separately.  All of these skins contain one skin in a gorgeous natural make-up, which is perfect for spring.  I have to say that I would love to see the Mona skin made into a bigger pack with different make-ups (nudge, nudge, smiles at Sawsan).

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The final two skins I’d like to share with you are the Jaz skin and the Mary skin.  The obtained the Jaz skin as an added bonus when I wandered into the specials area and saw a P in the corner of the vendor, so I clicked on it and won the skin.

A few days ago I bought some demo skin packs in a variety of styles and the one I chose that I liked and which also contains some stunning make-ups is the Mary skin.  I will feature the Mary skin in more detail another day, once I have put together some fresh new looks to accompany it.

Well that is all for now, but I will bring you more amazing skins from WoW in the future and in the meantime I highly recommend a visit to the store.  You can also find WoW skins on the SL Marketplace https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/46629?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Blayout%5D=gallery&search%5Bcategory_id%5D=371&search%5Bsort%5D=created_at_desc&search%5Bper_page%5D=96&search%5Bkeywords%5D=&search%5Bprice_low%5D=&search%5Bprice_high%5D=&search%5Bprim_count_low%5D=&search%5Bprim_count_high%5D=&search%5Bcopy_permission%5D=0&search%5Bmodify_permission%5D=0&search%5Btransfer_permission%5D=0

Until next time …

 

 

 

Autumn at Uber

Posted in Hair,High Fashion,Skins by Piper Hanriot on November 1, 2015

There is a monthly event in SL, which  has become one of my favourites in SL called Uber.  I always make time to visit this event, as they have designers showcasing some pretty amazing items.  From clothing and jewellery, to furniture and decorations for your home and garden.  For this blog I decided to model some great new looks for autumn.  The majority of the items shown are from this event.  I then added one or two things from designers main stores to complete the looks.

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Skirt, sweater and scarf from Kitja and skin (Caroline) from Glam Affair at Uber

I am now one of many women in SL who chooses to wear a mesh body, so it is also fantastic to see the growing number of designers who are designing apparel and including mesh body appliers in their clothing packs.  I enjoyed putting both these outfits (above and below) together.  Full styling details can be found on my Flickr page.

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Leggings and sweater from Erratic and hair with hat (Foxy) from Truth and skin (Caroline) from Glam Affair, all at Uber

Even though in RL was born in spring and my SL character, Piper rezzed in-world in winter, autumn is always my favourite time of year.  I love watching the leaves on the trees change colour, the cool mornings and of course wearing autumnal clothing, which also includes wearing scarfs and boots again.  Autumn inspires me with creativity and those who know me also know that I love being creative.

It has been fun putting these looks together and I will feature more from the Uber event in the future.  Until next time …

Meet Becca

Posted in Skins by Piper Hanriot on October 4, 2015

Shantia Soulstar has been a busy lady this year and with autumn here, she has released the new Becca skin at Zoul Creations.

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Becca SK2 with brown smoky eye shadow 2 and peach lipstick 2

I adore this new skin and Shantia has included a whole host of appliers (Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Lolas, Azz and Wowmeh).  I wear the Maitreya Lara body and used skin tone 2 on the body and used the same tone to match my head.

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Becca SK2 with purple eye shadow 2 and violet lipstick 2

There is a choice of 10 eye shadows and 10 lipsticks, which come in varying shades, so you can choose either a light natural look or a more dark and dramatic look.

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Becca SK2 with smoky eye shadow 2 and plum lipstick 2

This is my autumnal skin choice for this season, so I will be wearing this one for the next few months or until Shantia releases another new amazing skin *wink and smiles*.  Until next time …

Something Wild

Posted in High Fashion,Skins by Piper Hanriot on August 16, 2015
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I love it when Carrie Bridger, designer of Carrie’s Lingerie creates a new lingerie set using different fabrics and textures and this time she has designed the stunning Fierce collection.

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Fierce in Zebra (full set)

The Fierce set is very sexy and as well as Zebra (shown above and below), this set is also available in Zebra purple, Leo, Leo Red, Leo Pink, Leo Cyan and Leo Black.

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Fierce in Zebra with the Zebra mules

Carrie has also designed some fabulous matching mules, which can be bought separately and are compatible with Slink high feet.

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I decided for this blog to show both the Zebra and the Leo sets, as it’s quite nice to take a walk on the wild side every now and then.  Included with these lingerie sets are the appliers for Slink, Lolas and Omega.

For details of my styling for these wild looks, please feel free to visit my Flickr page for details.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/47089508@N08/

Thank you for reading and have a good week.  Until next time …

Summer Romance

Posted in High Fashion,Jewellery,Skins,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on July 26, 2015
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This summer I am finding that my time is SL is limited and as a result, I am not getting many opportunities to blog the wonderful designers who work so hard in SL.  My blog this week is a bit of a bumper pack of stunning creations, as opposed to blogging individual items, which, when you have limited time, makes more sense and works wonderfully if the items you combine complement each other.

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An Sidean (The Fairy Hill) Gown in Mint by The White Armory

The new An Sidean gown collection from The White Armory will be available at the We Love Role Play event, which opens on Saturday 1st August 2015, so I am lucky enough to show you this as a preview.  This mesh gown comes in a choice of 5 different colours.  The gown is fitmesh and also comes with the alpha layer and puff sleeves, however for my photo above, I quite liked the strapless dress look.  This gown is also mesh body friendly, as I was able to wear my Maitreya mesh body with this gorgeous gown.

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Perpetua necklace set by MUSE and Kristy skin by Zoul Creations

MUSE jewelry, who collaborate with The White Armory have released the second part of their Perpetua collection.  You may have seen in a previous blog post, the crown collections, which also contained earrings.  The necklace sets include 2 bracelets and the necklace in 2 parts, so you can choose to wear them individually or both of them together (as shown) above.  In my photo I chose to model the rainbow metal set, however these sets are also available in white gold, bronze, blackened iron and silver.  Norena has also included a hud for changing the gems and pearls.

And finally, Zoul Creations have released a beautiful new skin, Kristy.  This skin comes in a choice of 10 skin tones and Shantia has made her usual gorgeous packs of eye shadows and lipsticks, again with each eye shadow and lipstick having a choice of 3 different shades to choose from.  Also available with this skin are appliers for Maitreya, Omega, Lola Tango, Wowmeh and Slink hands and feet.

I have posted these photos on my Flickr page as well for anyone who would like more in-depth details of my styling.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/47089508@N08/

Thank you for reading.  Until next time …

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