Hair Fair 2016

Hair Fair is back, and it is definitely hopping! With four sims (plus two sims for cam-shopping) and nearly one hundred designers (and hundreds of new styles) there is surely something for everyone. And the best part? Hair Fair is a huge supporter of Wigs for Kids, having raised over $18,000 last year alone! So, whether you’re in the market for some new hair, or are just looking to show your support by donating, be sure to stop on by this once a year event before it ends on the 31st!

Taxi here.

Shown:

LeLutka – HF06 Hair (mesh) (essentials)
Kik – Adriana (mesh) (dirty blonde)
Little Bones – Cross (mesh) (the blend)
Envogue – Tiffany Hair (mesh) (dark blondes)
Exile – Half-Shut Eyes (mesh) (naturals)
Ison – Marie (mesh) (essentials)
Pr!tty – Leina (mesh) (essentials)
Elikatira – Nadia (mesh) (essentials)
Lovey Dovey – Eloise (mesh) (naturals)
Aso – Kiku (mesh) (blonde)

#CatchEmAll

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few weeks, then you’ve surely heard of Pokemon Go, and if you’re as nostalgic as I am about the games we used to play as kids, then you’ve already signed up and are walking your way to some epic catches!

I almost wish there were a version of the app in SL, but since there isn’t- I’ve had to be content with snapping shots around the grid while chasing these imaginary creatures and since I live near the water in RL, you can find me here on the serene beach at St. Pete City. I’m even wearing this nifty Pokemon belt by Loki Mesh, which is free on the MP!

Have you joined the Pokemon Go fever? If so, what team have you joined and what are some of your favorite catches? I’d love to hear about it, and feel free to share a shot of yourself catching them all!

My Outfit:

Genesis Lab – Summer Mesh Head (cream)
CandyDoll – Dana Shirt (mes) (banana) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Addams – Electra Denim Shorts (mesh) (w/hud)
Chemistry – Hera (mesh) (hud 1)
Loki Mesh – Pokemon Belt

Location @ St. Pete City

#Flawless

Because I’ve had a lot of people asking me about the outfit I’ve been wearing- here’s the rest of it! <3

My Outfit:

Genesis Lab – Summer Mesh Head (cream)
Exile – Say It (mesh) (natural fusion)
Blueberry – Proud Pizza Jeans/CutieBootie (mesh) (w/hud)
Lazybones – Luma Bikini Top (mesh) (black)
Bauhaus Movement – Mavi Necklace (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Redgrave – Aviators (mesh)
Reign – Maaike Heels & Knuckle Rings & Clutch (mesh) (flawless)

Poses by .mien. (shea)

Trinity & Camille

Meet Trinity!

She’s the newest, and first addition to the LAQ line of skins, and now, mesh heads. Currently, I have her paired with the equally new Camille, in tone 1.0. By default, Trinity comes with the Wilma skin, which is also available in the mainstore and comes with a much larger range of options than the others.

When I first put on Trinity, I was completely torn. I loved the lips, loved the cute button nose and adored the shape of the face and jaw. But, the eyes are just too squinty for me and the face a little too wide. Unfortunately, Trinity isn’t rigged, which means that unlike most mesh heads, you are not able to make small adjustments using the head stretch/length sliders. (Though you can adjust the head size.) Definitely a bummer. Nevertheless, I played around with the suggested slider settings (available in an included notecard) and added my own personal touches.

After trying on the available appliers, I settled on Camille as she felt the most like me, but I am definitely disappointed that for L$990, all I received was a basic skin tone with one brow color (med/dark brown) and a small hud for eyeshadows and lipsticks (seven each.) Though the skin is lovely, I was definitely hoping for more options.

Trinity’s hud is very simple and well organized. As I mentioned, Wilma is the default skin and while you can scour the grid searching for Omega compatible options for brows and makeup, you can still use the hud’s default options over your other skins. Another great hud feature, is the option to choose your head size, which will automatically adjust your lashes and eyebrows to fit your head, saving you the hassle. You can also change the length of your lashes with a simple slider and apply tints to each category, including brows, hairbases and makeup.

The second tab of the hud is for expressions and while there aren’t as many options as say, Catwa or Logo, the ones offered are still really nice. I love all of the multiple options for the varying degrees of parted lips, for which I am a huge fan. There is also a play button, which can rotate through all of the stages, or a ‘skip’ button which allows you to remain on a static stage of the animation. This is definitely great for photographers.

Lastly, one of the biggest flaws I noticed while trying on hair today, was that about 40% of everything I tried- didn’t fit! To me, it appears as if the egg head and forehead angle of the design itself could use some fine-tuning, though this would hardly be necessary if the head were rigged. Fortunately, most hair creators offer multiple size options in their hair packs, but for those that don’t, it can be frustrating.

Overall, for a first mesh head I think LAQ is onto something good and I look forward to seeing what the updates and future new releases will bring. I, for one, am definitely hoping for more eyelash and skin options, as well as some kind of layer that will allow for freckles and blush appliers for the entire face, among others. Though it will take some time for other skin creators to get on board in creating for Trinity, if at all, I am excited to see what happens next. What are some of the features you’d like to see on the next release?

Pro’s:

  • Omega compatible (if you know of Omega creators that work with Trinity, please let us know in the comments!)
  • Adjustable eyelash length.
  • Expressions features.

Con’s:

  • Not rigged mesh.
  • Lack of options for available appliers.
  • No full face makeup appliers.
  • L$3100 + L$990 per applier for one brow tone.

My Outfit:

LAQ – Trinity Mesh Head & Camille Skin (1.0) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Wasabi Pills – Belle Hair (mesh) (basics)
Bauhaus Movement – Mavi Necklace (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Lazybones – Luma Bikini Top (mesh) (black)

Afternoon Delight

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya
Bermuda, Bahama,
come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego,
baby why don’t we go…

Boy, am I still wishing I was on vacation! Even though I have the day off, the rest of me is already groaning about having to go back to work. It definitely takes at least a week to get back into the right mindset after a week off, so I am using the best parts of the afternoon to relax, jamming to the Beach Boys and wearing this cute tassle-kini from Foxes and lovely heels from Glamistry.

The bikini is from last months round of the Luxe Box, with registration ending in just two short days in order to receive your July package! Remember, you can still purchase them inworld if you miss a month, but it’s going to cost you that additional L$500, so hurry and sign on up before it’s too late!

I’ve also been redoing my sim… again. And, even though I typically start a new theme before I finish setting up the current one (much to Petey’s dismay) I still enjoy snapping pictures all over the place. Despite living in Florida, I am currently enjoying the tropical flavor in SL as well!

My Outfit:

Genesis Lab – Summer Mesh Head (cream)
Foxes – Tassle Kini (mesh) (w/hud) for Luxe Box (June 2016)
Glamistry – Anemuna Heels (mesh) (w/hud)
Moon Hair – Obedear (mesh) (variety) for the Pulse Fundraiser

The Scene:

The Loft – Norma Lounger Bed (mesh) & Backyard Theatre Candles & Antilles Hat Basket & Linen Trim Rug (mesh) (beige)
8f8 – Bali Parasol (mesh)
Trompe Loeil – Valiano Bistro Table (mesh)
Bazar – Crete Succulents (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Kunst – Malbec Wine Bottle (mesh)
Dust Bunny – Getaway Basket & Flip Flops & Beach Towel Tote/Tribal (mesh)
Aria – Potted Cactus

Desert Oasis

Things are heating up with the new round of Uber! The theme is Sahara and the new releases this round are definitely perfect for the hot Summer months. I’m wearing this new dress from Tetra, and I absolutely love the light, airy fit. It’s available for the Maitreya and SLink bodies and what’s great is, you can choose to wear your alpha or be a bit naughty and enjoy a slightly transparent version by keeping it off.

Either way, this versatile dress is great on its own, as a beach cover-up or even just to lounge around by the pool. The dress comes in twelve solid colors, or thirteen (pineapple print) if you buy the bonus fatpack for just L$999.

My Outfit:

Genesis Lab – Summer Mesh Head (cream) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’16
Tetra – Sahara Dress (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Soonsiki/Besom – Ganj (mesh) (browns)
Random Matter – Narina Earrings (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Chapter Four
Maxi Gossamer – Monterey Boho Necklace (mesh) (short)
Zaara – Raksha Arm-Chain & Anklets (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Nanika – Vera Tattoo (henna) (socks/chest rare) NEW RELEASE @ Sanarae Event

Pose by Sari-Sari (female pose o) NEW RELEASE @ the Chapter Four

The Scene:

Trompe Loeil – Zohra Oasis Pool & Chairs (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Uber

Summer Vacation

My ‘summer vacation’ starts in just one week, and I am so excited! I look forward to all of the visits to the beach, late nights and the Fourth of July festivities I have planned. I can’t wait!

Some of the items from the Arcade were just made for the perfect summer vacation, including the new cuddle camper from Consignment and lovely ‘under the stars’ set from {what next}. With only five days left until the end of the event, hurry and stop by the Arcade before it’s too late!

What is your favorite part about Summer? Do you have any plans in the coming weeks? I’d love to hear them!

The Scene:

Amala – Guitar (brown,) Axe and Logs, Stump Seat, Drinks Cooler (mesh) (red) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Consignment – The Cuddle Camper (mesh) (yellow/rare) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Fancy Decor – Pillows #4, 8, 14, 20 (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Flite – Long Beach Low Tops (mesh) (blue dot) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Jian – Beach Corgi (mesh) (swim trunks rare) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Sari-Sari – Beach Vacation – Fish Nets, Pillows, Parasol (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Under the Stars – Bonfire, Brighton Striped Lawnchair, Bar Set (mesh) (rare) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade

Summer Lovin’

My favorite event, Summerfest, has finally arrived and with it, all of the wonderful goodies related to my favorite time of the year!

Tetra has released this feisty new ‘Sharkini’ swimsuit for the event. It comes in nine colors and is fitted for the Maitreya Lara and SLink Hourglass/Physique mesh bodies.

The Arcade is also in its fourth and final week and with just seven shopping days left, there is still plenty of time to stop on by and play your favorite machines, many of which also have some fantastic summer items available!

My Outfit:

Genesis Lab – Summer 2.0 Mesh Head (cream) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’16
Lamb – Only Shallow RARE (mesh) (pack 3) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Tetra – Sharkini (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’16
Ariskea – Aloha Flower (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Imeka – Heart Sunglasses (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Razzberry Inc – Floatie (ananas) RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Tentacio – Coconut Drink (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Look #17

Today is the last day to shop for the Tropical Summer Fair, and with the first official day of Summer just around the corner, you don’t want to miss out on so many stunning new releases!

My Outfit:

Genesis Lab – Melissa Mesh Head (cream)
Lavian&Co – Sweet Summer Melody (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair
DeLa – Elise Hair (mesh) (blondes) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair
Swallow – Agape Headpiece (mesh) (pink/tinted)
Codex – Enchanting Sea Necklace (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair
Diamante – Ceremonial Collections (mesh) (hers w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair
Zoom – Sunsoul Glasses/Closed (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair
Angelica – Summer Sweet Nail Polish (orange) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair

Poses by Everglow (sunshine) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair

Look #16

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Megan (america)
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head & Ciara Hairbase/Cornrows (mesh)
Mon Cheri – Vegas Bikini (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair
Addams – Malenda Denim Shorts High Rise (mesh)
SinfulSky – Tropical Gypsy Leg Chain (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair
Kunglers – Nina Rings (mesh) (volcano) NEW RELEASE @ Vintage Fair 2016
Boutique 187 – Summer Bag (mesh) (multi) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair
Redgrave – Aviators (mesh)
Ingenue – Athina Sandals (mesh) (sand/modified)
LaGyo – Cora Little Earrings (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Chapter Four
Kunst – Joint & Holder (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair

Poses by Le Poppycock (On Sundays) NEW RELEASE @ Chapter Four
Location @ Ville Par La Mer