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Skin Fair 2013: Essences’ Clover

Why should you head down to check out Skin Fair 2013? Because there is a plethora of new skins from top notch designers making their debut at this event. What a great way to update your skin inventory! Today, I’m showing Essences’ Clover, available in 8 skin tones. The big Essences booth is located on Sim 1, in the middle area near the entrance area.

Essences Clover in Sunkissed

A few things I like about this skin:

  • Strong Brows – Clover has lovely Camilla Belle-esqe eyebrows. It makes for a very bold look, but still can be used in a soft, natural manner as well.
  • Pouty Lips – These lips look soft and kissable, with the perfect amount of definition for the cupid’s bow and bottom lip.
  • Photogenic – The more that I amped up my graphics setting, I more I realized this skin photographs extremely well. It is one of the most photogenic skins in my closet right now.

Clockwise from upper left: Clover make-up 02, 03, 05, and 04

Credits
Skin: Essences Clover in Sunkissed, $1500 @ Skin Fair
Hair: Truth Video Games in Light Brown, $100 @ The Arcade
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard Glimmer Contacts in Brown, $25 @ The Arcade
Teeth: LAQ Parted Lips, $150
Dress: Sysy Valentines Day Gift, $0 Group Gift
Location: Izzies

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50 Shades of Sexy: Chocolate

This is for 50 Shades of Sexy, a 50-week blogger challenge based on lingerie and fun word prompts.

Better than Chocolate

Better than Chocolate

Credits
Skin: LAQ – Ebba in Cocoa
Hair: Truth – Rashida in Toast
Panties: Kyoot – Little Ache in Nude
Mirrors: Wayward Muse – Frosted Mirrors

Beauty Base Zero

A new blogger challenge, Beauty Base Zero, has caught my attention. I’m pretty low maintenance in Second Life, so my base zero is quite similar to how I look normally. Haha.

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Beauty Base Zero Challenge

Hair: Lamb – Big Doll House in Butterfinger
Skin: Curio – Party Girl Pure in Petal Light
Teeth: LAQROKI – Parted Lips in Light
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Christmas Pearl in Medium Bright
Eyelashes: Celestial Studios – Deviant 01
Lingerie: Kyoot – Soft Words Lingerie in Pale Pink
Feet: SLink – Ladies Mesh Barefeet Medium

BB0 – Full Body

For that clean bare look, I went with Curio’s Party Girl Pure. I usually start with an all time favorite, like a LAQ 01 skin, and then add on a lipstick tattoo or change to a bold makeup look depending on the outfit I choose. I know this is the hair I always wear, but it really is how my natural hair looks when I wake up tousled in the mornings! I also start out with a light brown hairstyle, and change it to a dark blonde, dark brown, or pastel color later on. If I don’t feel like it, I already have my “default” or “go to” hair on. The lashes are super old, and I’ve never felt a need to change it, especially since it is such a pain to adjust eyelashes. Like Portia said, alpha layers don’t always cover the goodies. I wear panties all the time to avoid flashing people. My absolute favorite is the Soft Words collection by Kyoot. It’s reasonably priced, not to mention it’s flattering and looks comfortable.

Last but not least, mesh feet are a godsend. As a girl on a budget, I was very hesitant to spend L$600 on shoes, or lack there of. But SLink’s mesh feet have proved to be worth it. They look great. I can run around in my swimwear now without looking silly in high heels. I don’t have to worry about matching my shoes to my outfit. I even wear these bare feet with regular outfits – it just makes a bohemian hippie-type of person. 🙂

More great Beauty Base Zero posts: Serene Cadence (another kyoot fan!), Oh Mai Shizz, and Little Miss Fashion Cupcake.