On a Beach of Weathered Sand

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The real world me (or as my friend Shae delightfully puts it, my “meaty self”) used to work in the cosmetics industry, and in online forums dedicated to beauty, a lot of fun and funny acronyms exist. Being someone who loves fiercely adores alteration, one acronym in particular caught my fancy and describes me perfectly: PPP, or Pale Porcelain Princess. Alright, not so much the “princess” bit, but Pale and Porcelain? Absolutely! This means that whilst living in a part of the country that enjoys eight or so months of summer-like weather, I’m able to stand very little sun and heat before I start burning and swooning. But in Second Life? Bring on the brilliant beaches and sweet, summery sunshine!

On a Beach of Weathered Sand
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On a Beach of Weathered Sand
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Look
Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
Skin / AlterEgo | Lydia v2 – Honey (Hipsta Plz) | Group Gift
Hair / Elikatira | Kara – Essentials HUD | Free Gift at Hair Fair 2015, through July 26th
Eyes / Suicidal Unborn | Nova Eyes – Deep Blue | Group Gift
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eylashes – Upper
* Eyeliner / Nova Bodyshop | Sagan Liner – 003 (LeLutka, TMP appliers & system tattoos) | AnyBody Event, through July 31st
* Lips / Nova Bodyshop | Lizzy Lipstick – 001 (Loud Mouth, Nyam Nyam, Sweet Lips, LeLutka, TMP appliers & system tattoos) | AnyBody Event, through July 31st

Style
* Necklace / Secret Love | Rosette Necklace | Aristo Event, through July 24th
* Outfit / MMC | Summer Jumpsuit (Maitreya, Belleza, TMP, Slink, Lena, Eve, Omega Appliers & System Layers) | Ross Fair, through August 5th
* Shoes / KC Couture | Laura Heels (for Maitreya, Slink High & Belleza)

Poses & Destination
* Pic 1 / Zomy Poses | Casual Posepack – Casual #3 (Mirrored)
* Pic 2 / DS’ELLES | Stand Pose Beach – Pose 2 | The Black Dot Project, through August 4th
Location / Black Basalt Beach

Exciting news! I finally made it over to Hair Fair 2015, and while I went in a full-body alpha layer to help mitigate lag, it probably wasn’t even necessary as I found it to be a remarkably smooth browsing experience with little difficulty despite the heavy crowds. I was able to snag a wonderful bevy of free gifts, and was elated to see that Elikatira – the brand who has the honor of being my first ever SL hair purchase, some 8 or 9 years ago – was offering three hairstyles in her gift box. So much joy! The Kara style, with its perfect bow headband, is gorgeous and comes with the Essentials HUD which offers a wonderful variety of hair colors to choose from. Hair Fair is on through July 26th, and the crowds should thin considerably this week, so don’t miss out!

I’m wearing the wonderfully retro-inspired Summer Jumpsuit by MMC, which comes in four color combinations and offers appliers for every body under the sun, as well as system layers. If you’re ever looking for applier clothing that will suit multiple mesh bodies in your collection, MMC has all the options covered brilliantly! My necklace is by the always-wonderful Secret Love, and offers a HUD with 7 petal colors, 3 metals and 2 pearl hues. Matching earrings are included in the set, and it’s an exclusive at the new Aristo event, which ends on July 24th.

I wanted a strong red lip and perfectly flicked cat eyes for my look, and Nova Bodyshop met the challenge brilliantly! Both the Sagan Eyeliner and Lizzy Lipstick may be found at the current round of AnyBody, and I’ve listed the various appliers that these cosmetics come with to my credits above. While I still use system tattoo layers myself, I hope this information will be helpful to those with mesh heads and/or mouths!

Last but surely not least, I’m thrilled to be blogging for KC Couture, one of my very favorite shoe brands on the grid. Klari’s designs are wonderfully affordable and always offer lots of options in their HUDs, and many of her designs are compatible with Maitreya, Slink and Belleza feet. My Laura Heels are deliciously vampy, with peep toes, buckle and zipper detailing, and a wide range of color and metal options in the HUD.

In my last beach-inspired look I was all sweetness and cheer, but this time around I found the perfect setting in Black Basalt Beach, a location I discovered on Flickr that has a wonderfully rustic, weathered look to it. It’s still every bit as beautiful as the more pristine Baja Cove, but the bits of driftwood and overgrowth gives it a different feel that I really enjoy. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy your Sunday, I highly recommend a visit! ♥

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10 thoughts on “On a Beach of Weathered Sand

    milkteabunnies said:
    July 19, 2015 at 11:31 am

    This looks amazing so sexy pin up looking . I love it!

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 19, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Awww, thank you so much kind lady! “Pin up” was exactly the look I was aiming for, yay! ♥

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    winniefredresident1 said:
    July 20, 2015 at 3:46 am

    I feel you’re “meaty self” pain, lol. I wilt in the summer even with sunblock slathered all over me. I remember purchasing foundation once and it was called “parchment” which I’m sure is just a nice way to say “pasty” :0)

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 21, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      “Parchment”, oh my gosh! It’s so true: our lovely, tannable, more-pigment-having sisters get yummy foundation names like “Honey” or “Caramel”. I’m fully expecting to one day find my perfect shade, only to have it be named “Ghost”. Haha! ♥

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    Shazneyvalentine Resident said:
    July 20, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Great poses and ambiance and what a beauty!

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 21, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Awww, thank you so much Shaz! You’re wonderful! ♥

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    Kess Crystal said:
    July 21, 2015 at 6:09 am

    ETD as it was in the day was one of my first hairs too! I loved that store and love Elikatira now too. Somehow I managed to miss Elikatira when I visited hair fair so I’m going to head on back over before it closes. Great pics and sending lots of love Ever <3

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 21, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Oh my goodness, that’s right – ETD! I knew there was something different about the name. I wish I had started taking photos in SL way back in the day, would love to see what the classic hairstyles looked like! :D Lots of love to you too, Kess! ♥

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    deutschtrailer said:
    July 22, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Woooowwww Beautiful Pictures, thank you very much ….💗💗💗

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