Focus on Eyebrows: Oh Mouse, what should I buy?

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So I’d like to continue doing posts on comparing various products, and want to talk about another of my obsessions in SL.  The eyebrow.  I love eyebrow appliers, and I’m quite picky about the eyebrows Mouse wears.  In this post I’ll show you pictures of eyebrows I find quite pleasing, and also, talk about what I’d love to see a bit more from designers.  I’ve photographed Mouse in the same shot, using CAL windlight, with 8 different brows.  Please note that some are demos, and some are ones that I already own.  You be the judge!  If you do like what you see, I’ve put the SLURL to the store where you can purchase these brows in the caption on each picture. On a secondary note, I’d like to draw your attention to a NEW TO ME store, Matt & Gloss.  They make MESSY eyelashes.  I love these so much, because essentially, our SL avatars are already perfect and need no help.  Subtle differences brought to a face by the presence of something not quite right can make for a more unique avatar in a sea of stunning.  Ready?  Here we go!  Oh and once again,  I’m in my skybox.  I think I need a new skybox oh god.  That’s a whole other post.

First off – here are the brows that I OWN.

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West of the Rain

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Feeling a bit moody?  Like you’ve ended up in the wrong place?  Me too!  I found this place in the Destination Guide and woah can I recommend it!  Stunning locale.  I’ll let you know where it is after the cut.  In the mean time, this post is ALL ABOUT THE JACKET.  It put me in a MOOD.  I really loved it, so well done.  The jacket is by Pseudo.  I love everything about this jacket, the color, the cut, the QUALITY.  So well done.  Go buy this jacket.  Now.  You won’t regret it.  Since the jacket made me feel all sexy and 70’s, I decided I needed sky high heels, and a casual mini skirt (the ever perfect Vinyl).  Hair is Mithral, which I discovered at an event and was *GASP* inspired to go visit their main location.

As always, you can find all my pictures on my flicker here. All the outfit credits are after the cut.

Where in the world is Mouse?  Check it out on the next page!
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Bella Signora Italiana! or…Oh Italy!

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Ah Bella!  I don’t know why but this whole post is built around a dress that I like very much  from Ana Markova.  What a fantastic texturing job!  I love it.  This dress makes me think of old movies in Rome where Sophia Loren slaps someone’s face.  Does not matter WHO!  This dress makes me nostalgic.   I paired it with, kismet really, a great hair from Clawtooth called Cherry Bomb.  Oh and the other big change?  I’m wearing a different skin!  SEE I can be different!  It was in my February Powder Pack and it’s Leta by Modish.  It’s simply lovely.  Great jewelry from CAE and Maxi Gossamer finishes the look.  Ok, who can I slap?

As always, you’ll find all my pictures on my Flickr, and full outfit credits at the end of this post!

Where in the world is Mouse?  Check it out after the cut!

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Skin Fair (Part Deux) – Octavia Sim

So, I finally made my way to the Octavia Sim, and after a bit of a tussle with my LETMEIN Hud, I managed to get it.  That’s right it’s still packed at the skin fair!  So what are my thoughts here?  Oh oh!  Rules: No shape change, must fit Catwa head, all demos, only skins that appeal to me, static pose, CALWL in Firestorm, photos not retouched!  Oh also I should let you all know, I counted and have tried on 15 different skins from skin fair.  I eliminated some right off the bat, as not working for me, but for Octavia Sim, I actually decided to cut out 2 that I LIKED, but I didn’t want to overwhelm with the post.  The two I eliminated were not working for me from a ‘tone’ perspective, but they were both lovely skins.

 

Where in the world is Mouse?  I’ll tell you right off, I’m in my fabulous skybox that I decorated after Hethr suggested it looked a little sad.

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See! No longer sad!  I only have 192 LI.   I really should get a bit more land if I’m gonna keep at this!

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Every Princess needs a crown.

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Okay so this post is not about a crown.  It’s about the rare phenomenon of Gacha. Here’s how it goes…I play a gacha, and desperately want a common.  I figure it will take me a couple of times.  I immediately get 3 rares in a row.  I play a gacha, I desperately want the rare…you get the rest.  I feel like I have to have my gacha voodoo working better, so that I can fool the gacha into thinking I want the commons and vice versa…or something!  Anywho.  I played for this lovely jewelry…wanted the necklace.  I got 3 rare crowns, and 2 pairs of earrings before someone on plurk said…”Why don’t you wait and get the common on MarketPlace.” DOH!  Anywho, I got this beautiful rare crown.  It seemed to go really well with some hair I picked up a while ago by Doe, and designer I know from previous brand, in a galaxy far far away!   The dress was another gacha.  I will be brutally honest.  I’m unsure about this dress.  The romance of it calls to me, but I could wish for a better texture.  The shoes are by the ALWAYS fabulous Ingenue and were snagged at the Arcade.  As always the full series of photos are on my flickr, along with tons of other pics by me.  The outfit credits are at the bottom of the post!

Where in the world is Mouse?  Find out after the cut!

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Skin Fair – Day One, Chanterelle Sim

So I love new skins as much as the next person, but I do tend to lean towards a single skin, and typically stick with it for a while.  My current love affair is with Lara Hurley.  But it’s skin fair time, so I thought I’d let you know the ones that I prefer.  First off, the rules. I did not change or tweak my shape and I only tried skins that are made for my Catwa head.  Typically when I change to a new skin, I tweak a bit to suit the skin.  Second, I did not BUY any of these skins, so there are demo marks.  Always Always Always demo a skin.  Third, I tried a lot of skins.  I’m showing you the ones I prefer.  Typically, that’s going to be a pale skin, heavy brow and a ‘softer’ appearance.  I’m in a static pose, using CALWL  in Firestorm, photos are not retouched.  Last bit…I was on the Chanterelle sim side of skin fair.  I’ll get to the other side in a few days.  Okay?  here we go!

So who’s the winner here?  Take a look after the cut! OH and heck, if you wondering where Mouse is (I did promise) I’m in the skybox!!!!

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Oh my god, I love Josh!

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Ah yes, and so we come to it.  The day that my av reminds me of Clueless.  It was bound to happen.  It’s the hair.  Which is FABULOUS.  This hair works in so many different ways, and can go with a lot of different looks, but since I love casual in SL, that’s the way we are going!  The hair is Amuse Me, by Magika, of course.  The totally FUN bag and Umbrella necklace are from Zenith and was a gifty from a plurk friend, Sparkle Skye, check out her Flickr page! The glasses are my own from that old chestnut, Dark Mouse ;-).   The hoodie (damn, I love a good hoodie) is from Blueberry, but you’ll have to pick it up at Collabor88. The cargo pants are utter perfection from Rebel Hope, where you literally can never go wrong.  The whole series of these pictures are on my Flickr!  The outfit credits can be found at the bottom of this article.  Happy Shopping!

Where in the world is Mouse?  Find out after the cut!

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what is joy?

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A lot of times, when I’m doing pictures in SL, I try to get my av to convey a certain emotion, which is not easy because my av mostly has resting bitch face!  However, since I’ve gotten the new bento head, I’ve branched out a bit more and I find myself playing with the animation HUD that came with my Catwa head.  It does inspire me to consider buying the more advanced one from Catwa, but I just blew 3K at the ARCADE on a single gacha sooooo…It can wait a bit.  In the mean time, I have been playing with the animation HUD.  I find that getting a good action shot might take some practice.  However, if I train the camera on my av in an already good pose, I can get a good emotive feeling.  That’s what happened here.  I love these pics, they are pretty much what I want ALL my pics to be.  They bring me joy, so they are JOY!  The lighting is what I want, the poses, the landscape etc.  It helps to have great stuff to show off.  I picked up the outfit from Coco at Fameshed, a favorite event and designer of mine.  The shoes were an FLF STEAL from Laville.    I also want to draw attention to the jewelry I’m wearing in the shots.  I will say again, as a former SL jeweler, I know of what I speak.  Yummy is simply doing the best jewelry in SL.  Flat out.  The necklace is a simple concoction, but I love the mix and match of things.  Of greater interest to me are the rings I’m wearing.  These are simply stunning.   I included a close up so you can see the work on these, the attention to detail.  The rings are in a gacha at the ARCADE.  Run, don’t walk.

As always, the entire series of pics can be found on my Flickr.  Outfit credits and Slurls to where you can pick up these fabulous things are at the end of this post.

Where in the world is MOUSE?  Find out after the cut!

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Star Gazing

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So while I’m re-acquainting myself with SL these days, I’m also discovering that I already have some favored designers.  In this post, another one of those.  I love Just Because.  There are several reasons this is one of my favorite brands, and the first is that I ADORE the styles.  But the absolute best reason is that I am always pleased with the fit.  I have not demo’d a Just Because purchase in FOREVER.  That’s because the SLink size always fits.  ALWAYS.  So it’s a brand I’d highly recommend.  Today, Mouse is wearing a cute dress with scarf, the Emily Dress.  I’ve gotten blue because I love blue.  The hair is from Magika, another favorite and the boots are  a gacha forever ago, from Bueno!    As always you’ll find the full outfit credits for Mouse staring at the stars after the cut, and these pictures and more can be found on my Flickr!  I’m adding a new feature to my blog, and it’s something I should have done long ago.  I like to explore wonderful areas in SL, and places I think everyone should visit!  So after each set of pictures, I will include a SLURL to where I am!

Where in the world is MOUSE?  Find out after the cut!

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You better wake up.

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So you may wonder why I would title this post, “you better wake up!.”  It has nothing to do with the current political climate at all…It has to do with me believing that my outfit is a bit like Sandy’s last outfit in Grease.  HAHAHA!  Anywho.  I found a new store, and it’s great.  It’s called Miss Chelsea. I dropped in while doing my regular Fifty Linden Friday route, which as always, is a great little event to find new stores.  I cannot stress this enough.  FRF is one of those events where you actually GO to the main stores and not only pick up a deal, but get to peek at the stores offerings.  Like everyone, I shop events.  But I really like checking out main stores too!  There were at least 3 new to me stores in Friday’s event, and I love finding new spots to shop.  The top and tights are from Miss Chelsea, and the sky high heels are from Breathe. Hair to love is Monso and the fantastic tattoo is White Widow. As always, the outfit credits and SLURLS are below the pictures and all this and more can found on my Flickr.

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