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HTGT Day 8 & Iren’s Mona

Iren released a new skin! Mona is absolutely gorgeous, and now even has new add ons so you can wear tattoo layers to change your nose or mouth to the noses and mouths of other Iren skins. This is a new trend in skin creation I find really intriguing. It means you can really customize your look. I’m just wearing the basic Mona skin with eyeliner and a lip layer for these pics, but definitely check out Iren’s awesome offerings.

Mona by Iren (HTGT Day 8)

In addition to the add-ons you can buy to customize Mona for your look, there’s also an option that includes mesh hands! I’ve resisted mesh hands because I change skins so often and tinting them is just a pain, even with the easier of the huds. I’ve also found most mesh hands just don’t look totally seamless, no matter how elegant or well done they might be… but the Mona hands are virtually seamless and already tinted to perfectly match whichever tone you buy! My hair for today (okay, for Day 8) is Jade from Truth in my usual blood red shade. This adorable cropped top is a “coming soon” item from Insatiable Fashions. I love crops that show off the belly button. They feel cute, flirty and sexy… and speaking of bellies, doesn’t the Mona skin have a crazy cute belly?

Peekaboo Purple

Finally, I just had to show off my recently acquired bed from LAQ Decor. The thing that blows me away about this bed is how many tint and fabric options you get. You can go from shabby chic to nautical elegance to country charm all with just a few minutes of customizing. I’m obsessed with purple recently, so I made my bed fit with that obsession. Oh, and in addition to being obsessed with purple, I’m always obsessed with anything that has stars! So, when my dear friend Lyssa Sapeur, owner of Greymoon, mentioned she was making jeans with patterns, I requested stars! The result is seen in the below pic, and I just love these jeans so much. Also, you see those adorable frosted mirrors in the background? They are the hunt gift from [WM] for the Cold Winter Nights hunt. Such a cute piece of decor, and definitely worth the hunt to find!

Daydream Believer

My house is the recent Wynter release from Funky Junk. More posts with this house are soon to come, but this is the first time I’ve ever re-textured a house, and I’m pretty excited about it. Usually I just use a house as-is… but my BFF Rosa is a re-texturing addict. She always re-textures her houses. I’ve always been intimidated by the idea. Wynter is, not surprisingly, designed as a winter cottage… and as Rosa walked through it, she mentioned it had a lot of white. If I were still decorated for Christmas, I think I’d love that because it would be a great contrast to the rich colors of Christmas decor. But since it’s January, and Rosa tempted me with the idea of re-texturing… I decided to go for it. For most people, re-texturing prims is like… no big deal. But I’ve come a long way from the woman who had her husband log in to adjust her prims for her first six months of SL!

Anyway, my bedroom is currently “papered” in a lilac Victorian print, but I’m not 100% sure I’m keeping that. Regardless, I love this house so much. It’s one of the biggest homes I’ve had for just “me” but it makes me happy to walk through it. If you’re looking for a cozy, but roomy, winter home, definitely check it out!

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Iren – Mona – Pale w/Cabana Crush lips & eyeliner & mesh hands add ons
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Dusk
Hair: Truth – Jade – Blood w/roots
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Ring: Noodles – Celestual Ring – Amethyst
Top: Insatiable Fashions – Winter Crops – Plum Pie
Jeans: Greymoon – Embossed Star Skinny Jeans
Boots: Maitreya – Stagioni boots – coal
Poses: Embody – Peekaboo 1 (pic 1) & Handoff 2 (pic 2), LAQ Decor Bed (pic 3)

Blogger Challenges · iheartslFeed · Looks

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I decided that since I have so much hair in SL, I should really try a challenge. So, the Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow challenge was born. My goal is to do one very simple post every day. To help keep it easy, I have selected a default look, which includes the outfit, skin, eyes, etc. You can get all the details on this challenge on the page I created for it. Those details include the credits for everything I am wearing in the picture below… except, of course, the hair.

Today’s hair is a fairly recent release from Truth. I fell in love with this style immediately. It’s called Bianca, and it’s one of those I consider a “must have” because it’s so versatile. It could easily be worn casually or dressed up. I am wearing Bianca in Blood w/roots. I like the roots styles, as I feel they add a bit of depth to the hair.

HTGT Day 1: Bianca

Remember, for all the details other than hair, check the HTGT page. You can use the link in this post, or find it in the menu on my home page!

Happy New Year!!!

~Lucie

Blogger Challenges · Looks · Raid Your Closet

RYCC Week 3!

For week 3 of Raid Your Closet, I went for something a little edgy. I absolutely love this Demi hair from Truth. It’s so different from my usual style preferences, but it’s unique and fun. I paired it with leather leggings from Tres Blah and this gorgeous lace top from Insatiable Fashions. One challenge for me with mesh pants has been the difficulties in pairing pants with shoes! I find it endlessly frustrating at times. I was able to mod the placement and size of these booties from Maitreya to make them work for this picture, but I do want a solution because I love pants tucked into boots… and right now, that’s rarely possible with mesh pants. It would be cool if a designer released jeans with boots all as one piece, sort of like the mesh leggings at Maitreya that have built in booties. But I digress… here’s the pic!

Against it

This skin is Briar from Aura. Recently, the Briar fatpack was available at Knitting Circle Rummage Sale for an amazing price, and I decided I had to have the full line. I love the pouty mouth, and the overall drama and sophistication of this skin.

Surrender

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Aura – Briar – Valentine w/plum lips – Caramel tone
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Deep Glass
Hair: Truth – Demi – Blaze
Tattoo: V Tattoos – Glamour Slave – Light
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Sparkly – Onyx
Top: Insatiable Fashions – Lace top – Strawberry Sorbet
Pants: Tres Blah – Leather leggings – black
Shoes: Maitreya – shearling boots – coal
Poses: Embody – Brick multipose prop