Skin Guide: Volume 1

November 29, 2008

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | One

The new favorite! Skin: ‘Jasmin 01 [Fair]’ by Laqroki; Hair: ‘autumn chignon/side/coffee’ by BP*;  Lingerie: ‘Bronze Jeweled Lingerie’ (freebie! and so pretty) by Chic Boutique

Hai! It’s been a week since my last post and I have an exciting new idea. This is my first buyers guide, The Skin Guide, Volume #1. In my guides, I’ll be featuring some of my favorite items, in organized categories/subjects/themes, for your shopping enjoyment. I’m kicking off the Guides with the most ‘basic’, the most ‘essential’ of all style…SKIN! Enjoy and hopefully you’ll find a new favorite or two! xo

ps. Shopping info clean-up pending..I’m short on time as of now and I know you’d rather shop, so… ;))


 Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Two

Fantasy Unraveled.. Skin: ’02 Ryao Skin – Ice Pixie’ by Curious Kitties; Hair: ‘Kiera Black hair’ by Sky Everett Designs 

 Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Four

Vampira.. Skin: !CN Goth skin #9; Hair: Zero Style ‘Maya’ in Raven


Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Three

This was my first elf skin, and my first ‘spendy’ skin and I still adore it! Skin: ‘ELFIN SKIN’ by FICKLE FEE; Hair: *SHOP SEU* ‘–fuwabob hair–[black]’; Eyes: Fae eyes – Royal Blue by Mortain Lumpen

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Five 

Glamourous Gothic Lady.. Eyes: *starfuker* ~ Gold Leaf Boxed; Skin: *DEN-DOU* GOTHLY SKIN -Pale- Smoky; Hair: curly hair BP*; Lingerie: Chic Boutique – Satin Lace Lingerie #1

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Six

Odd Redheadded beauty.. Hair: MMShair-JAMIE – Mahogany; Skin: *DEN-DOU* OD4 Vampire skin /Bonus Set B2 bonus skin; Lingerie: Chic Boutique – Sweetheart Lingerie #1

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Seven

Pink Tart.. Eyes: Fae eyes – Crimson and Stone by Mortain Lumpen; Hair: docomo glamour_long (color changes! hunt gift); Lingerie: Chic Boutique – Mesh Lace-up Lingerie; Skin: ..::A.Y.Y::.. Pale_8

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Eight

Prettiest Zombie.. Hair: Bewitched Una – black; Bikini: *M&R Cupcakes – The Hotpant Bikini – Camo Purple; Skin: Ma Peau Zombie PinUp by Mijn Boa

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Nine

Cleopatra Mew.. Pasties: .D.o.D. Fabrik Tape X Pasties – Black; Eyes: LH_Cats_BIG_EYE2 green; Hair: (Sanctum) Heba Freebie (black with silver tips); Skin: *C:K* White Kitty Avatar (set)

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Ten

Tough Lil Cookie.. Skin: [Curio] Classic-Carbon; Eyes: !CN BIO EYES BLUE; Hair: -Hiccup (Long Mess – Burgundy/Black/Brown); Lingerie: *BP* Butterfly Princess Free Lingerie  

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Eleven

Woodland Pixie.. Hair: *KUROTSUBAKI*hair_heart_J_pink; Lingerie: Chic Boutique – Dawn Lingerie #1; Skin: AURA skin – Aura 2 freckle; Eyes: Babydoll – Chestnut by E’s

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Twelve

Beautiful Mess.. Lingerie: *Shapes by Kira* LEXIS Lingerie – Green; Hair: +LALA Moon+ EGOIST [ Brown ]; Skin: ** Skin e Liciouz ** Megapack Mila ugly light blonde hairline #1; Eyes: Babydoll – Dark Brown by E’s; Cigarette: FKNY Cigarette (long ash); Horns: Elven Horns by Fickle Fee (part of set with skin pictured above)

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Thirteen

Chic Razorblade.. Hair: ::69:: still – darkbrown -; Skin: []::Tuli::[] Black Swan [fair] passion

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Fourteen

Strawberry Slushie.. Hair: micky dango hair BP* l; Skin: Ma Peau Dare’s geishas  V2.0 by Mijn Boa; Lingerie: Total Betty *Strawberry* Bra 1; Bust: Little Heaven bust shadow v2 medium

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Fifteen

Kiss My Black Heart.. Hair: docomo healthy_wave; Skin: mms moscow halloween light skin; Lingerie: church of lux lacy bra (subscribo gift)

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Sixteen

Crazy Amazing: Lingerie: Chic Boutique – Artemis Corset (Shirt Version) 1; Hair: MIASNOW Hair – WILD WOMAN 2 black.colors touch script; Eyes/Tear/Skin: minajunk cry skin CSR2008 (Similar available at Minajunk store)

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Seventeen

Burning Emeralds with a Side of Pucker.. Hair: *SHOP SEU* –Pompadour hair [purple brown]–; Eyes: Fae eyes – Tropical Ocean by Mortain Lumpen; Skin: ** Skin e Liciouz ** Megapack Mila natural light dark hair2

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Eighteen

Prep-School Princess.. Skin: *REDGRAVE* Pale Skin -Emma2- // BUNDLE smokey 2; Lingerie: Chic Boutique – Venus Bra (Shirt Layer); Hair: BP* summer twin tail/dark brown; Eyes: MMS-city-FALCON-Eyes

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Ninteen

Bombshell Knockout.. Lingerie: [Intimizzio] Mae Bra – Cardinal Romance 1; Hair: Cake – Wish – Pecan – Flexi Hair; Skin: *REDGRAVE* Pale Skin -Jennifer- // BUNDLE deep red; Eyes: MMS-ZEROeyes-BROWN1

Better Imagined Skin Guide Vol. 1 | Twenty

Aloha Surf.. Eyes: La Sylphide Eyes Soft Green (freebie); Bikini: toxine swim suite top ~silentsparrow~; Skin: *REDGRAVE* Pale Skin -Lyla- // BUNDLE smokey 3; Hair: Magika Hair – Cupcake – Black



November 20, 2008

Brrrrr.... | Eight


Another weekend getaway, to somewhere very, very chilly. I’ll be out of my element for sure, but good things are to come! I’m excited about some RL layering opportunities I’ll have, as well as visiting a place I’ve never been before. In honor of weekend trip #2, here is a cutesy outfit featuring all the winter classics: gloves, scarves, sweaters, earmuffs, boots. And hot cocoa!! =(^..^)=

The pants are *BOOM* and I featured them a while back at Free*Style. It was actually an accident that I got my hands on them early, but ’twas a happy one as these pants are the best!! A favorite for sure! What with the rich colors, the tweed texture and the wide cuffs, they’re the perfect non-boring ‘basic’ for any girl’s closet. (Aranel you did an excellent job on them, and ty <3<#3) I hear that *BOOM* will be having a lil mini hunt for the pants this weekend, so keep your ears perked- you’ll definitely want, wait need, a pair!

I love this scarf because it wraps around the body so nicely, and the sweater is beyond cute. It comes with some seamstress cuffs as well, if you like to be more decorated. >_< Finding this belt made me excited because it’s cute, chunky and comes in a bunch of colors, plus it’s MOD! Ahh, being so small, it’s hard to find a good fitting, cute belt. Thank goodness for this beauty!

Well, wish me a safe flight. I’ll be back on Monday, safe and sound, newly inspired and filled with hot cocoa and marshmallows. xoxo

ps. Dahlia I am coming to your land, full of maple syrup and Tim Hortons. Horray!!


Brrrrr.... | Seven

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Brrrrr.... | Five

Brrrrr.... | Two

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 Brrrrr.... | One


Skin: ‘Sakura Light’ in Natural by Redgrave

Hair: ‘004 +L+’ in  cafe color / chocolate by Revolve

Sweater: ‘Ohariko Sweater’ in Black by =EkoEko=

Pants: ‘Fall Tweed’ in Cranberry by *BOOM*

Belt: ‘Chunky’ in Copper by Adam n Eve

Boots: ‘Brown Suede Ankle Boots’ by BAX

Gloves: ‘Wool Gloves’ in Red Omake by *+creo+*

Scarf: ‘Draped Scarf’ in Classic Plaid by Tyranny

Bag: ‘MN Bag’ in White by [ICoN] (part of set)

Bear: ‘Big Toy Bear’ by =Feather=

Earrings: ‘tsubaki’ by *UnTone*  

Earmuffs: ‘Bunny’ in White by Chapeau tres Mignon

Bon Voyage

November 13, 2008

Bon Voyage | One

Hello all. <3 This week has proven to be busier than I had imagined. Yours truly is going to be AFK until Monday. A lil, quick, spontaneous jaunt out of town that involves cute boys and the outdoors. Yeah, the outdoors. Don’t believe all the hype that glamour girls are afraid of getting dirty. No, no, quite the contrary. We just know how to clean up better than the rest! ;)) In celebration of my travels, I present to you my no-fail, fool-proof RL travel outfit. {Zaara} read my mind with the new release of pashminas. OMG! Such a classic, beautiful, practical, perfect wardrobe staple! They are gorgeous and so realistic, exactly how one would wear it in real life, draped perfectly around one’s shoulders. *le sigh*

These boots are also something to talk about. A few weeks back, a lil bird dropped me a hit about this store, located in a cute building on an obscure sim. I came to find that there is another, more popular (and wayy busier) location elsewhere. Nevertheless, to me, the thrill is in the find. I love new stores, especially when they house ultra-cool, gorgie boots. To me, I imagine horse stables when I wear these, due in part, to the fact, that I grew up riding. The back buckle detail and the metal work in the front couldn’t be better. Loove them.

One other thing- these pants!! Pure love. The buttons, the back seam, the color. *le sigh* I saw these pants weeks ago and have since been putting together an outfit in my mind. (Yeah, it doesn’t always happen overnight people.) Victory is mine! It took ages, in fashion time, but I love what has come of them and would, and will, wear this outfit until it is (virtually) threadbare.

Have a good weekend everyone, see you next week! >_<

Smooches and cocktails, Abra ♥

Bon Voyage | Three

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Bon Voyage | Nine


Hair: ‘Pompadour’ in Blonde by *Shop Seu*

Skin: Custom by Soda Skins

Jacket: ‘Amsterdam’ jacket in Brown by Beauty Avatar

Shirt: ‘Dalini’ in Apricot by [Decoy]

Pants: ‘Sergeant pepper’ in Teal by TOSL

Scarf: ‘pashmina shawl’ in peach & cream by {Zaara}

Bag: ‘DS shoulder bag’ in Brown by [ICoN]

Ring: ‘everbloom’ by paper.couture

Earrings: ‘Marquise 1 pink’ by Beauty Avatar

Bracelet: ‘Eternity Bracelet’ in Tourmaline/Gold by {Violet Voltaire}

Boots: ‘Amazone’ by Storm Schmooz

Nails: ‘Dark purple/black’ by Swallowtail

Sunglasses: ‘Lifestyle Aviators’ in White Gold by [Armidi Gisaci]

Poses: Hiccup and *TorridWear*

Twist of Lime

November 7, 2008

Twist of Lime | One 


There is something about the color chartreuse that makes my mouth water. I just love it. It’s vivid and energizing and I think it’s quite beautiful. In feng shui it’s a lucky color! Just take a tip from my grandma and never wear it near your face. Tones like this do funny things to one’s complexion. Worn away from the face, and wrapped around the waist in a drapey, silky fabric, chartreuse couldn’t look any better. It’s gorgeous. And the drape of this dress is something unique. I love the way it moves. The shape. The contrast. The placement of the layers and the way they angle and poof perfectly. It was love at first sight. And how does it feel on the body? Fantastic!

Another favorite of mine is the lessthanthree skin. I wear these a lot outside the blog and was happy to see it’s a good fit here. They are just so pretty, the lips are smooth, glossy and plump, the eye makeup is refreshingly unique. There’s another makeup I’m dying to build an outfit around, but until then, take a look at the lips on Pomme. I have a thing for pretty, unusual lip makeup and lessthanthree does it well. I also like the name of the store, which is a favorite type of mine “<3.” Get it? :))

Take a look at these limited edition shoes on Rayna’s blog. Aren’t they amazing? I have her to thank for reminding me about them as I had bought some eyes and sunglasses at the store a while back and picked up a demo too. It was buried away in my inventory until I saw this post. It would have killed me to have the demo and not the real thing, because after trying them on I knew that yes, they were just as amazing as their display photo. If you like the shoes you’ll have to scoop them up by Saturday because after that they’re gone forever. The heels are probably one of the prettiest and most unique designs I’ve seen on SL. Get them @ lis_noir. Thanks Rayna for the heads up! <3


ps. I know that most of you know ETD is having a sale until December, but for those who have been away in RL or locked up in a Harry Potter-ish closet…sale…BIG DISCOUNTS…under L$100….go!

pps. Love Magic Nail Salon is closing! Scoop up any nails you’ve been eyeing and pick up a free mani/pedi template to make your own. Available until the 15th, but with all closes, I wouldn’t push it out too far. :))


Twist of Lime | Three

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Hair: ‘Sash’ in Coal by Deviant Kitties

Skin: unnamed pale in [nine in the afternoon] by lessthan three (<3)

Gown: ‘Haute Couture Monaco’ by NM [Nuno&Marjacobs]

Earrings: ‘bbb earring diamonds’ by Beauty Avatar

Shoes: ‘real toe ankle belt sandals’ by J’s

Bracelet: (worn as armband) ‘onyx’ by Serenity Day Spa

Ring: ‘everbloom’ by paper.couture

Too much/too young

November 7, 2008

Too much/too young | Six

My RL friend laughed when he saw this post. He says this is spot on, my daily look. I would concur, and yet I love pearls, I love leather, I love sneakers, I love jeans. (And I totally need a pair of sunglasses on most days for reasons that will go undiscussed here..) I dig good accessories and for the most part, I like a lot of them. This can change at any time and usually does, but my general rule is ‘more is more.’ Hey, it works for me.

To me this is an easy to wear outfit, with a lot of great pieces and a ton going on. It’s almost busy, and how a person can save busy outfits from going over the edge is to keep everything in the same tonal range or pick items that really compliment each other. The tee is a new fav, from AyYaiYai. I also picked up their cassette tee which is equally fun and totally unisex. There’s also this burger one out there on the grid, and I’m kicking myself for not getting it, only because all the shops can get jumbled in my head. (A new mission, for sure.) For me, if I really like it and it’s at a ‘non-main’ shop, I buy it. Or else it’s basically pixel dust to me. The world is big, SL is bigger. Smooches xo

Too much/too young | One

Too much/too young | Seven

Too much/too young | Eight

Too much/too young | Three

Too much/too young | Four

Too much/too young | Five

Too much/too young | Two


Hair: ‘Yuka chignon’ in Brown by BP*
Skin: ‘Lyla Pale Natural’ by Redgrave
Jacket: ‘Short Leather Jacket’ in Brown by Ce Cubic Effect
Shirt: ‘Geisha Kitty’ tee by AyYaiYai
Jeans: ‘Classic’ in Charcoal by { Zaara }
Sunglasses: ‘Retro Shades.2’ in Neon by VINTAGEwear
Earrings: ‘Tsubaki’ earrings by *UnTone*
Necklace: ‘Pearl Strand Necklace’ by paper.couture
Gloves: ‘V gloves in Brown’ by Vett’s Boutique
Belt: ‘Key Belt’ single belt by Little Heaven
Bracelet (L): ‘Terra Bangle in Opal’ by TOSL
Bracelet (R): ‘Metal Bangle Bracelet in Fall Colors’ by Love Chic
Ring: ‘Everbloom ring’ by paper.couture
Bag: ‘Pochette’ in Indigo by No Face
Shoes: ‘Porn Star Xtra Hi-Tops’ by Urban Bomb Unit (UBU)

Practical Girls

November 4, 2008

Practical Girls | Seven

Practical Girls | Four 


…know how to dress cute and keep warm.

…keep a good balance between sexy and cute and never look prudish or slutty.

…love a good pair of shoes that you can actually walk in.

…get their beauty rest.

…keep the makeup natural.

…explore bright colors with optimistic enthusiasm. 



Practical Girls | Two 

Practical Girls | Nine

Practical Girls | Six

Practical Girls | Three

Practical Girls | Eight

Practical Girls | Five
Practical Girls | One



Skin: ‘Sakura’ in Light Natural by Redgrave

Hair: ‘Rihanna’ in Dark Brown by [Aden]

Dress: ‘Omaha’ dress by Beauty Avatar

Sweater: ‘Knit Jacket’ in Dark Gray by Ce Cubic Effect

Leggings: ‘Argyle’ tights in Purple1 by BP*

Shoes: ‘Stella’ pumps in Extra Pink by =DeLa*=

Bracelets: ‘BH Bracelets’ by *UnTone*

Scarf: ‘Mraz’ scarf in Raspberry by [Decoy]

Nails: ‘Dark Purple/Black’ by Swallowtail

Raspberry Peacock

November 3, 2008

Raspberry Peaock 

This post is all about the dress. (Ok and the jewels too!!) I love this dress. I love the new collection! We can always use another post on it. It’s pure lovely goodness. That is all. xoxo

ps. Did you hear that Sweetest Goodbye is having a 30% rez day sale until midnight? Oh yes!


Skin: ‘Ganesha in Quartz’ by [the oBscene]

Hair: ‘Sakura curly bob’ in blonde by Redgrave

Dress: ‘Lush’ by paper.couture

Jewelry: ‘Faceted Parrot Stone’ set by paper.couture