Archive for ‘Blogger Challenges’

September 6, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Firebrick

Skin:  Pink Fuel;  Elly, Honey Pure
Hair:  Exile;  Drucilla, chardonnay
Shirt:  Jane;  Moody, deep v, delicious

Another hectic week, as evidenced by the fact that I haven’t posted anything in over a week.  Bad blogger!  I shall punish myself with a trip to Krispy Kreme.  It may not sound like a punishment, but when I step on the scale after eating them…it will be.

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August 28, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: TCWSNBN

Skin:  Mons
Hair:  Truth
Shirt and Pants:  Cynful  (subscribo gift)
Shoes:  Berries, Inc.

An extremely hectic weekend makes me later than usual with my post and with incomplete styling notes, but oh well.  This week’s color makes me physically ill just thinking of it, so it will be known as The Color Which Shall Not Be Named(Click on the link to Luna’s post if you really must know.)

I went with the shading from the color swatch again instead of what I associated with this shade in my mind.  Probably a good thing since it allowed me to actually put together the outfit, shoot and edit the picture without yakking up my breakfast.

August 26, 2011

Bubblegum Weekends 2

Skin:  Mons;  Alessa, limited edition (TDR Blue)
Hair:  Exile;  Georgina, frost (tinted hot pink)
Dress:  Sticky Fingers;  My Little Zebra  (Lazy Sunday)
Shoes:  Berries Inc.;  Belinda pumps  (Lazy Sunday)

I had a difficult time with this week’s picture.  Since I don’t own much “bubblegum” hair, I thought I’d take one of the white shades and tint it.  The color came out right, but once I turned on shadows, the hair ends got very messy looking.

I was so focused on how the hair looked that I neglected noticing that I had forgotten to put on my auto-focus hud for my eyes.  So my eyes were looking off in all sorts of strange directions in each one of the raw pictures I took.

(Disclaimer:  For the picture, I did a lot of editing on the dress around the waist seam and the prim piece for the skirt.)

August 21, 2011

Bubblegum Weekends 1

Skin:  Al Vulo;  Miha, soleil milk (My Second Wardrobe)
Hair:  Truth;  Gabriel, granny (Collabor88)
Eyes:  Aphotic Gloom;  Clarus special edition, currant

This is my first go at Bubblegum Weekends, simply because I just don’t own too many unusual hair shades.  But I picked up this style from Collabor88 and since it was a fatpack, I had all sorts of bubblegummy colors to choose from!

I just went very simple to start with, though my mind is already teaming with ideas for future posts.

August 20, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Chartreuse

Skin:  Al Vulo;  Miha, soleil, milk (My Second Wardrobe)
Hair:  Truth;  Gabriel, champagne (Collabo88)
Dress:  Waffle;  Racerback dress, lime green
Earrings:  Zaara;  Anjami chandelier earrings, gold (Platinum Hunt)

Chartreuse and puce are probably tied for my least favorite colors.  I own no chartreuse anything.  See up there in the styling credits for the dress where it says “lime green”?  We’re going to pretend it says “chartreuse”.  You all have great imaginations.  I know you can do it.

Color interpretations can be relatively subjective.  In my head, I’d always seen chartreuse as more of an olivey shade with some yellow thrown in for good measure.  The swatch given by Luna in last week’s post looked more like lime green.  So I found two outfits, took and edited two pictures, then decided which one I wanted to use.  The other one was yesterday’s blog called So Sparkly!.

Next week’s color is Liver.  Is it gray?  Is it brown?  Either way, I get nauseous just thinking about Liver.

August 13, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Jazzberry

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, pale 09
Hair:  Shag;  Thai Me Up, roots bombshell (Project Themeory)
Gown:  Vogue;  Martika, wine
Bracelets:  Mandala;  Milky Way, E and G
Earrings:  Yummy;  Diamond Spray earrings

I had originally selected an entirely different dress and style for my Jazzberry post.  Then Xan and I were having one of our ballroom nights and it dawned on me that this dress would fit the color perfectly.  Since I hadn’t shown a formal dress in a while, I went with this one.

This is actually the first gown I’ve purchased from Vogue and I love it, especially the adornment on the shoulder.  Even though the color is “wine”, its definitely lighter and one you don’t see very often for formal dresses.  The Shag hair was released last weekend and I had to have it!  So glad I popped in when I did to grab it because I ran into a friend I hadn’t talked to in a while and got a chance to catch up with her.  Win!

August 6, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Apricot

Skin:  Grixdale;  Ren, sugar, petal
Hair:  Truth;  Bree, champagne
Shirt:  Addict;  Nouvelle, peach
Shorts:  Tres Blah;  Denim cuttoffs, light
Boots:  Surf Couture;  Olea boots, worn
Necklace:  Mood;  Fallen Tears, gold
Bracelets:  Miel; Chum & Cheerno; Gold bangles (TFG)

Since I just got home from vacay and I have this obsession with posting my color challenge pics on Saturday, its another short and sweet one.  I read about the closing of Grixdale while away and made sure to swoop in and grab a few of the discounted skins while they were still on sale.  Technically, the shirt is peach, but visually the same as apricot, right???

July 30, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Melon

Skin:  Curio;  Candy, moonbeam, dark sugar town 2
Hair:  Exile;  Caitrin, roots, stefani
Shirt:  Berries Inc.;  Heidi top, rose white
Shorts:  Stellar;  Bermuda jeans 2, white
Nails:  Mandala;  Nail palette 2 short
Feet:  Slink;  Jolie Pied v2.0, medium

This was really a tough one for me, so I went simple.  Just like this post.

P.S. – Just a little note that I’m on vacation and away from home until Friday, August 4, 2011.  All posts published during this week have been previously edited and awaiting publication in my Drafts.

July 23, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Patriarch

Skin:  Nomine;  Aether, Deep water
Hair:  Damselfly;  Mila, beach beige  (tinted dark purple)
Ensemble:  Simone;  Fae, berry
Wings:  Material Squirrel;  storm wings
Face Paint:  Grixdale;  caustic paints

A week ago if anyone had told me there was a color called Patriarch, I would have laughed at them.  Really.  I get the whole logic thing of purple being the color of royalty and it makes sense that if there is a Patriarch color, it would be purple.  Who knew?

The whole ensemble (except the hair and face tattoos) is a look I put together 3 to 4 years ago for a fantasy event.  Even through several inventory purges, I’ve made sure to keep the pieces out and available because I still use them from time to time.  I’m not sure if some creators are still around or if the items are still available.  I do know Material Squirrel items were still available a few months ago because I bought a different set of wings there for my White color challenge look.

July 16, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Lemon

Skin:  Pink Fuel;  Elly, milk, angelic
Hair:  Truth;  Pandora, champagne streaked
Eyes:  Aphotic Gloom;  Clarus, ocean
Shirt:  Indyra Originals;  Kaegan Cowl Necked Jersey top, aurora
Shorts:  Maitreya;  Jean shorts, faded
Bracelets:  League;  Wanderer & Miel;  Chum

I went pretty much down-to-the-wire with this week’s challenge due to some RL issues and I’m just now writing the post to go with the picture right before I publish it.

Thank goodness Lemon was easy enough for me to assemble.  Not because of an abundance of yellow items, but just the opposite and only having a few in my inventory.  I’ve always felt that as a blonde, yellow tones kinda washed me out.  Its only been recently that I’ve been picking up a few here and there.  I have so few yellow items, I actually had to go back to my pictures for Yellow, Goldenrod, and Banana to make sure I hadn’t used this top before.

I finally gave in and got the Elly skin from Pink Fuel and I’ve got it ranked among my top two favorite skins in my inventory.  I’ve also been branching out with my eyes, using Aphotic Gloom (instead of my usual Negaposi) and in shades other than green.

I’m excited about next week’s color, Patriarch, a rich royal purple!