Otherworldly

Demon in the Woods

It is still a few days left until the Fantasy Gacha Carnival opens on the 7th, but here you can get a look at some of the pieces from the elaborate Daemonus gacha from the Plastik. I’ve paired it with a new two-part outfit from Senzafine while staying with the gorgeous Opal hair from Wasabi Pills that I wore in my last post.

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LightStar Marian

Following my video review of LightStar’s Athena mesh head, I am now taking a look at the second female Bento head from LightStar. This one is called Marian and has a softer look than Athena, who has a bolder face. Like Athena, Marian will soon be updated to 1.3, but what you are seeing here is version 1.2. The updates are taking a little longer than I might have indicated in my video and this is because the creator has decided to merge the different head layers into one object as well as merge the different HUDs into one. This will definitely offer a better user experience and deal with some of the concerns I voiced in the video. The updated heads will also include a matching body applier. For these photos, however, I am once again using PXL’s Heidi applier, this time in the SunKissed tone.

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LightStar Athena

I didn’t think it would happen quite so quickly, but I have found another bento mesh head that is to my tastes. This one comes from a smaller brand called LightStar, but while they may not be as well-known as Catwa or LeLutka, they already have four bento mesh heads out, two female and two male. In this video, I go over what appeals to me about the Athena head as well as some of its limitations. I also show it with three different skin appliers (the head is Omega compatible) from PXL, alaskametro and the Plastik. In addition to the mesh head, the video also showcases a line of new gowns released by the Muses.

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Cosy Afternoon

Just a bit of a cosy winter scene for today, featuring a new hair from Wasabi Pills and a new-ish outfit from Paper Moon that has just the right feel for cuddling up in comfort and style. We did finally get some RL snow as well, though today it is melting again and making everything terribly slippery. So much for the nice walk in the woods we had planned with the dog for today.

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Winter Steam

I am continuing my quest to recreate various of my shapes using LeLutka’s Simone, with varying success. I am pretty pleased with this attempt, especially with the Heidi applier from PXL, which I’ve had around to blog for a good while but not been able to until now as I didn’t have a LeLutka head earlier. That is certainly one aspect I am looking forward to know that I have a bento head, namely being able to do some skin shopping and skin blogging again as there has been a bit of a shortage of system head skins of late.

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Winter Fantasy

In a couple of days (specifically, on the 9th)  “A Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms” will open and offer a huge selection of exclusive items themed around either winter or fantasy (and, in many cases, both). The sim is fittingly enough a fantastic winter wonderland which really puts you in the mood for dressing up like an ice princess of one variety or another. You can get a preview of some of items in the shopping guide and I will be taking a closer look at the beautiful set by the Plastik.

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Cold Winter Castle

A dusting of snow on the ground and cold winds that chill the thick stone walls of the castle. Not so welcoming, perhaps, but beautiful in its starkness. And the gargoyle perching on his fountain does not mind, but keeps up his silent watch no matter what the season is. So far, at least, it is not cold enough that the water has frozen. Perhaps there’s a warm spring somewhere under the castle?

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Bound for Wickedness

There’s another new event lurking around the corner, Fetish Fair. It opens August 19th and I have a couple of previews in this post, from Aisling and PXL. Also, a pair of Wicked booties from lassitude & ennui for Enchantment, which is ongoing.

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Wasabi Pills at Hair Fair

Have you been to Hair Fair yet? If not, there’s four sims of hair waiting to be thoroughly demoed. And if you already have gone through it once, take a second round (I thoroughly recommend cam-shopping from one of the two extra sims provided for that purpose). It is for a good cause, after all, and you can never have enough hair! If long styles are your passion, you definitely need to check out these three styles from Wasabi Pills.

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Bad Pixels Indeed

From medieval castles to the beautiful Black Basalt Beach and a distinctly more modern look. One Bad Pixel (now located in the same building as Slink), the collaboration between sachi Vixen of Adam n Eve and Siddean Munro of Slink, have just had a brand relaunch. With it comes updates to most of their previous products to fitted mesh for Slink Physique and Slink Physique Hourglass as well as a couple of new releases, made specifically for the Slink mesh bodies. The dress I am wearing is one of these new releases and while it may look a bit like I strolled down to the beach from a party, the sandals by Zaara definitely belong in this setting.

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Spank Me

I missed the opening of ROMP due to computer issues, so I have some catching up to do to show off some kinky goodness. First up are a set of sexy tops and miniskirts by the Plastik as well as some demanding stockings by Luxuria. I headed down to the little den we have setup with Alia Baroque’s gorgeous Marquis as it seemed like just the right location for these outfits.

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Benched

Its been rather dreadful weather today, so the idea of slipping into something comfortable in front of a fireplace certainly appeals. Of course, the latest outfit from Aisling, available at the Whimsical event, is perhaps more dead-sexy than comfortable. Also featured in this post are new releases from Noble Creations, Libertine and Barnesworth Anubis.

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Guardians

The Fantasy Gacha Carnival has opened up a new round. The theme has the potential to be more than a little iffy concerning IP rights, since it is billed as “Game of Thrones vs Star Wars”, but fortunately there are quite a few original and unproblematic gachas available at the event. Granted, these do tend to be the ones with the least direct connection to the theme, but in this case that doesn’t bother me since they are quite fabulous fantasy items. For my first post, I am taking a closer look at the very impressive entries by Aisling and Alchemy.

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Sleek Bindings

Today, I’m taking a look at another gacha from Objets d’Amour, namely Roawenwood’s Sleek Bindings. In addition to that, I am showing three We Love Role-Play releases, from Aisling, Calico and Noble Creations.

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Crystal Garden

The Gacha Garden opens a new round on February 1st and the Plastik is participating with a striking jewellery set. I decided to head down to our new little oasis (still under construction, but getting there) to show off one beautiful colour combination on the rares from the set.

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