Captivating…

Sometimes it is just a Discord call and you got a new sponsor for your blogging *giggles* It wasn’t planned in any way… it just happened. I did follow the releases or Rubedo for quite a while, since my friend Chey  told me she got a custom make up for one of her contests made by Foxy Ruby, owner and designer behind Rubedo.  Today when we talked I teased her with the question if she thinks, that I would qualify for being a Rubedo blogger when we again talked about the brand again – 5 minutes later I was a Rubedo blogger *giggles* I am always a bit nervous when it comes to makeup, as I do not have too  many good experiences with blogging makeup, since I am not the typical beauty, closeup, clean blogger. But Chey is the blogger manager and she knows my work so… lets give it a try!

I do like creative, unusual makeups and eyeshadows, they do give a face character and you can do so much with a certain color and style. When I tried the “Titania” eyeshadow,I instantly had the vision of one of those popular tattoo models in RL. I do not remember her name, but she does wear colorful and bold makeup when she does TV shows, events and interviews. I do like the dark casual, urban, Goth looks a lot anyway and so it wasn’t too hard to come up with a matching look 😉

To match the “Titania” eyeshadow from Rubedo, I used one of the lipsticks I recently got at Top1Salon. So the green was set already, as I liked that combo of black and green (certainly the eyeshadow comes in 13 more colors so you can find the one you need for your look) and I came across my usual problem – one shade of green now I need to find fingernails with the perfect matching shade of green – that can end up in a headache! But not of you have the awesome “My Nails” from L’Emporio! You can hide the text in the nails and with their amazing HUD you can have preset colors PLUS you can edit them with a colorfield.

Vegas now does tattoos that work with the LeLUTKA EvoX heads. At Uber they do have one of their newest releases called “Siren” and it perfectly matched the look which I was going for. The incredible amazing necklace was made by AsteroidBox while the cool rings are from Eclipse Art Studio. Now who made that super cool glasses? Certainly CerberusXing! Those glasses are available in gold and silver and you get a HUD to texture the lenses in 8 different colors and as well each of them separately.

I am super excited what else the Rubedo makeup will challenge me to develop – I am looking forward to it 😉

Thank you Chey and Foxy for the opportunity ♥

Clothing

Top: Nerido – “Malfa Top – Black” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: [CX] – “Farseer Glasses – Gold” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // July 2021

Earrings 1: cinphul – “tempest ii [earrings]” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // July 2021

Earrings 2: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads All Linked Human EvoX”

Nose Piercing: Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // July 2021

Necklace: AsteroidBox – “Bailey Jewelry – Collar – Smaller Fit”

Rings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Morphine Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “*My Nails*::Text Linked” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “beanie”

Eyeshadow: Rubedo – “Titania 02” (Lel EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Orsy Event // August 2021

Lipstick: Top1Salon – “HD Pride Milk Lipstick” (LeLUTKA EvoX HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Fleur 3.1”

Eyes: A.D.D.Andel! – “Redd Eyes” (Omega Applier)

Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Medium ) Siren” (Lel EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Uber // July 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose (incl. Book): Le Poppycock – “*Book Lovers* Portable Magic”

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop . Paranoia”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ Uber // July 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ Uber // July 25th – August 22nd

The latest style-blending fashion by Wicca’s Originals is the Lena Top. Drawing inspiration from renaissance blouses and corsets, the Lena Top puts a modern spin on it by trimming the traditional cut down to a crop top. The two-part top incorporates a flattering, low, horizontal cut short sleeved blouse with a short, under-bust corset to lift the bust and create a tantalizing shelf of feminine flesh. The cleavage is teased with the inclusion of a mini-harness, which binds a choker vertically to a strap worn around the waist, hinting at one’s darker desires for power play. This clever merger of styles creates an genuine new look, and the blouse can be optionally removed. The Lena Top can be customized between 10 color options on the different material layers and metals, fitted for Maitreya, Maitreya Petite, Maitreya Flat, Legacy (F), and Legacy Perky bodies.

Event Location: Uber

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // June 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // June 2021

The Maddy Gloves, by Wicca’s Originals, are a fun, but practical arm accessory. Whether you need to wear it as a compression glove, or simply want some extra padding on your arms, these arm sheaths have you covered. These gloves extend from elbow to the base of the thumb and forefinger, and are secured by a series of four straps and buckles, allowing the wearer to adjust the tension in them for comfort or muscle and joint relief around the wrist. And even if there is no practical need, be bold and try them anyway; they’re a great alternative to the everyday bracelet, and can add some more ‘edge’ to your styling. They come in 10 different colors with 10 metal options as well, and are fitted for Maitreya, Legacy (F), Slink (F), and Gianni bodies.

Event Location: The Warehouse Sale

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // May 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // May 23rd – June 18th

The Carvis Bindi is the latest in esoteric accessories for your enjoyment and spiritual growth by Wicca’s Originals. This simple headpiece adorns your sixth chakra, and resting the pentacle design is said to help the wearer attune their personal energy to the five elements, represented by the five points; spirit, air, earth, water, and fire. Meditating on these energies, to concentrate them to one’s seat of concealed wisdom is a source of great strength. The Carvis Bindi can be held in place by a single chain, with two optional side chains, depending on personal style. It is a unisex, unrigged piece, intended to be worn on any head, and comes with 10 metal color options.

Event Location: The Warehouse Sale

Born to be Wild

TUNES

I like smoke and lightnin’
Heavy metal thunder
Racing in the wind
And the feeling that I’m under

[- Steppenwolf -]

Clothing

Top: RIOT – “Naomi” (Maitreya)

Pants: Rouly – “Drive Crazy Denim Shorts – Black” (Maitreya)

Stockings: Nanika – “Jenna Stockings Fatpack” (Maitreya)

Boots: AsteroidBox – “Obsidian Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Septum: -[TWC]- – “Thirst Septum -Silver-“

Necklace 1: Badwolf – “Muerte Necklace” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // May 2021

Necklace 2: ::GB:: – “Long Chain Collar Black / Silver” (Maitreya)

Sleeves: .:E.A.Studio:. – “KnothArm CottonSilver” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Saint”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Namaste” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Bike: MotoDesign – “Dreamcatcher – Skull – EVO”

Dog: JIAN – “Boston Terrier :: Companion”

Location

Wicca’s Originals

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

New Ventures…

New Ventures…

I gave myself a new duty since I realized, that I do have a shopping addiction when it comes to sales. I am sure you all know that feeling, if you go and look at sales you will find a reason for each and every item you like, so you can buy it. But ever so often I fund stuff I bought weeks or month later, still unpacked in my inventory, because I forgot about them for quite a while. That doesn’t make them bad or ugly, but it makes me sad that I saw things, liked them and then forgot about them. So I made it a new rule to use everything I buy, at least once for a picture… we will see how that goes, but I am positive about it for now and already didn’t shop as crazy as usual for the past 2 weeks *giggles*

So this is my first post for some “private” fun… with some of my prey from my last shopping tours *giggles*

Since I felt the freedom to not have to be specific about something I thought I could practice my “built a set and nit just use a backdrop” skills and went a little crazy with all kind of deco and furniture from DRD, NOMAD, 22769 and some more – I do have to admit, first I thought it is too cluttered, but then I did really like it 🙂

This is just the beginning of a new venture for me, so I am sure there will follow some more until I know, if it was a good idea or not… but that only time will show *winks*

Clothing

Top: +Psycho Barbie+ – “Mythos Top & Sleeves” (Maitreya Petite)

Pants: ROULY – “Drive Crazy Denim Shorts – Black” (Maitreya)

Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Ashley” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Bindi: Wicca’s Originals – “Lita Bindi”

Glasses: – TRIGGERED – – “Warrior Glasses”

Face Tattoo & Feathers: – Tivoli Inc – “Raven Feathers Tattoo” (Lel. EvoX BoM)

Septum: -[TWC]- – “Thirst Septum -Silver-“

Necklace: ::GB:: – “Long Chain Collar Black / Silver” (Maitreya)

Nails: FORMANAILS – “Eve” (Maitreya, Bento)

Right Upper Leg: -Narcisse- – “Sabrina Thigh Harness -R-” (Maitreya)

Knees: TABOU. – “Diana Leg Garters” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Dani”

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Lipstick: Mad’ – “Daemon Lips” (Lel. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 (Size E / Wider)” (Bento)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Lara Add-On “Petite” V1.1″

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Transparency” (BoM)

Body Mods:  TF – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light 50%” (BoM)”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop:. P25 (MATERIAL)(LIGHT)”

Bench: 22769 – “Industrial Bench – PG”

Kiosk: NOMAD – “Derelict Bar”

Barriers: NOMAD – “Tape Barrier Set”

Animals: .:Tribal Tuesday:. – “Black Rats Collection x12”

Trash 1: DRD – “Converted Tram – Trash Can”

Trash 2: DRD – “Powergaming Shed – Trashcan”

Trash 3: DRD – “Killer’s Cabin – Trash”

Racks: NOMAD – “Magazine Rack // Rust”

Light: NOMAD – “Industrial Neon Lamp // Aged Metal”

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

 

“Money, it’s a crime…”

TUNES

Money, it’s a crime
Share it fairly, but don’t take a slice of my pie

Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a rise, it’s no surprise
That they’re giving none away

[- Pink Floyd -]

Clothing

Top: :Moon Amore: – “Kittylly Blouse – PASTEL” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Mainstore

Pants: SPIRIT – “Leo Shorts” (Maitreya)

Tights: .:Avanti:. – “Cozy Tights” (Maitreya Applier)

Accessories

Bindi: Wicca’s Originals – “Lita Bindi”– NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2021

Glasses: -SU!- – “Barbed Wire Glasses” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2021

Septum: -[TWC]- – “Thirst Septum – Silver”

Collar: Short Leash – “Bound Pleasure Collar // Small Fit”

Chest Piercing: Wicca’s Originals – “Iridas Piercing Set” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Kinky // April 2021

Necklace: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Damned Heart Woman”

Gloves: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Diem} Leather Gloves RED” (BoM)

Finger Accessories: L’Emporio – “::*Essentia*::” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: L’Emporio – “::*Damned Claws*:: )Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Hat: KUNI – “Ara”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Lara Add-On “Petite” V1.1″

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Sweet Love” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: Foxcity – ” Photo Booth – Pit Stop”

Poses: Foxcity

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Nothing ’bout me is ordinary…”

TUNES

Nothing ’bout me is ordinary
My friends all say I’m going crazy
I don’t hear a word that they say
‘Cause the voices in my head are legendary
But I’ll never tell ’em where the bodies are buried
Keeps them coming back every day

[- Shinedown -]

Back again with some cool news from NEO Japan. Today with that amazing outfit from AsteroidBox called “Ayden”. Rigged for Maitreya Lara, Maitreya Petite, V-Tech, Belleza Freya, Legacy Female, Belleza Jake and Legacy Male, it comes in 10 colors to choose from. Each color includes a plain and an ornamented design of the corset and comes in a huge color range for all different parts – if you get the fatpack you will get all of that awesome options, too just with all 10 colors at once :p

The cool messy hair I as well found at NEO Japan, made my monso. What I loved a lot about it, is that the hair has 3 different style options. It is really awesome that nowadays you will get some options for one hairstyle, so you can adapt it to different outfits and pictures. I had it so often that I wished I could shift the hair from the left to the right side and now you can find such things on some HUDs of certain brands – I really enjoy that.

Clothing

Outfit: AsteroidBox – “Ayden Outfit” (Maitreya) – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Shoes & Socks: L’Emporio&PL – “*Asahi*” (Maitreya) – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Accessories

Face Chain: [CX] – Tyrant’s Chain (Silver) R”

Septum: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inferno Septum”

Rings & Nails: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Infernal Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Backpack: CULT – “Wild Unisex” – NEW @ Kinky // March 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [monso] – “Choi Hair” – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (BoM, Materials enabled)

Face Scars: . The Rotting Lab . – “Waster – Scar – Pale” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: .:BoD:. – “Sasha Croses BoM & Tint Ears” – NEW @ Necrosis // March 2021

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: PALETO – “Backdrop:. LMP-78”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Surrender?

TUNES

Even though I know what I’m looking for
She’s got a brick wall behind her door
I’d travel time and confess to her
But I’m afraid she’d shoot the messenger

Every word, every thought, every sound
Every touch, every smile, every frown
All the pain we’ve endured until now
All the hope that I lost, you have found

Surrender

[- Billy Talent -]

I am still fooling around with the new “Ceylon 3.0” head from LeLUTKA. I wanted to try the classic button on the HUD to see what the head looks like if I choose that genius option, plus I wanted to see how my face mods (which are all not yet EvoX compatible) look on that face and what they to do it 😉

For my set I used some of the new group gifts, which DRD offer for their new store opening. You won’t believe it but every section has its own group gift!So you can get 5 at once at the moment!!! What is even more cool.. they packed some of their older designs into a huge container (you can find that at the right side of the building at the landing spot) calling it “Holy shit wtfbbq Retro Box”. “Some” might be a little underestimated as you can find like 700+ items in there and DRD will keep adding stuff. Now the unbelievable… it only costs 4000L$ and you will get a lifetime free update! So the price might grow up over the time, but if you get it now… you get all the coming goodies for free!

Now you might want to know where that kick-ass cool outfit comes from… it is a mix and match of 2 AsteroidBox designs. The shirt you will find at the actual round of Anthem while the shorts should be at the main store by now.

I still see so many cool things in that “Holy shit wtfbbq Retro Box”… I should get back to my platform and build some more scenes with them for new pictures 😉

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Maria Shirt” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Anthem // March 2021

Pants: AsteroidBox – “Natalia Shorts” (Maitreya)

Socks: -SU!- – “Garter Socks Nylon BLACK” (BoM)

Shoes: L’Emporio&PL – “*Wattie*” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Collar: Badwolf – “Wind-Up Collar”

Rings: L’Emporio&PL – “*Essentia*” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “*Damned Claws*” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: DOUX – “Valentina Hairstyle [S]”

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (BoM, Materials)

Scar: . The Rotting Lab . – “Waster – Scar – Pale” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Ceylon 3.0” – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2021

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “Athan”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Sarah Eyes” (LeLutka HD Applier)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Lara Add-On “Petite” V1.1″

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Serenity” (BoM)

Veins: Izzie’s – “Body Veins & Cellulite 01+ Freckles” (BoM)

Freckles 1: LeLUTKA – “Freckles.004” (BoM)

Freckles 2: Izzie’s – “Neck Freckles 01 (warm) 60%” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop:. BASE XH4”

Deco 1: DRD – RETRO – “Mad Lab – lab T#458 vaccuum c/m” (Gacha, WTF Box)

Deco 2: DRD – RETRO – “Mad Lab – lab PW# 52-9b powercore c/m” (Gacha, WTF Box)

Deco 3: DRD – “Apocalyptic Radio Station” – NEW Group Gift Post Apocalyptic Section // March 2021

Deco 4: DRD – “Industrial Refurbished Lamp” – NEW Group Gift Post Grunge // March 2021

Weapon: -Nebur Cyborg- – “Revolver.gun.27 – LH”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Out of the Dark…”

TUNES

“Out of the dark”
Hörst du die Stimme, die dir sagt
“Into the light
I give up and close my eyes
Out of the dark”
Hörst du die Stimme, die dir sagt
“Into the light
I give up and you waste your tears
To the night”

[- Falco -]

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Lexi Shirt” (Maitreya Petite)

Pants: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Yule Leggings” (Maitreya)

Shoes: AsteroidBox – “Spencer Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: -SU!- – “Midnight Doll Sunglasses”

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “*Espi*::-Ring+Nails” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Rhyme” – NEW @ DUBAI // February 2021

Eye Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (BoM, Materials enabled)

Lip: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Mouth Justice” (BoM, Gacha, Common)

Scars: . The Rotting Lab . – “Waster – Scar – Pale” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Sarah Eyes” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.3”

Body Add On: Maitreya – “Lara-Add-on-Petite V1.1”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Myself

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop:.Memphis”

Seat: NOMAD – “Junk Bag Seat”

Deco 1: NOMAD – “Magazine Rack // Rust”

Deco 2: HILTED – “Gym Bag – L’homme Edition – 2”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin