Caught in Bubbles

I am so happy for it to be the weekend, even if it always goes by way too fast! While out and about doing a bit of shopping, I realized how close Valentine's day is to us. These things always sneak up on me. So I thought I would feature Just BECAUSE's latest release, the Anicka Gown. It embraces the romantic vibe for the perfect Valentine's date dress.

✫ GOWN: The Anicka Gown is Just BECAUSE's release for FaMESHed, which runs until February 27th. The ribbon is HUD driven, and the dress is fitted for Maitreya Lara, Legacy, Perky, Kupra, and Reborn. The dress is available in 18 different colors for 399L each or $1,999L a fatpack. Remember to try the demo first. I absolutely love how the dress looks from behind!

Just BECAUSE creates high-quality original mesh clothing for women. I can not stress how much I love Just BECAUSE's designs. I have been following/blogging Just BECAUSE since 2012. The quality has always been top of the line, with significant care given to the styling and hand-drawn textures. Most places I found when I was younger have outgrown my price range and, if we are honest, style. But not Just BECAUSE; it just keeps getting better and better.

✫ HEAD and BODY SKIN:  The lovely and versatile Lianna Skin is by .:Soul:. Lianna is a Generation 3 [G3] skin. I am wearing the [H5] human skin tone. The head skin is only for EvoX. The head skin and body skin are sold separately. Both head and body skins are available in 16 human and fantasy skin tone variations. There are demos available to try before you buy. You can pick the Head Skin up for 899L for each skin tone or buy a fatpack of all 8 human or 8 fantasy skins for 5,999L each. The body skin is available for Belleza, Legacy, Omega, and Slink for 449L each skin tone or 2,999L for the fatpack. If you join the .:Soul:. VIP group (350L), you can get a 15% discount on every purchase, as well as free group gifts and teasers on new releases, updates, and store sales. 

✫ EARRINGS: Beloved Jewelry created the lovely Nadine Earrings and Nadine Choker sets. They are on sale at the Valentine Shop and Hop event for 50L each. An amazing deal! The earrings come in two versions and are customizable with 56 gem colors 16 metal options. The Second Life Valentine Shop And Hop runs until February 15, 2022. Beloved Jewelry is definitely one of my favorite stores to find something to add a little sparkle to my day. They have been creating fine jewelry since 2008 and have a large selection of affordable unique, customizable jewelry for men and women. I highly recommend you check their shop out. The Beloved Jewelry group has a fee to join when gifts are available in notices.

✫ EYES: I am wearing IKON's 'Sunrise' Eyes in Imperial Purple (M). IKON's eyes are affordable at 150-170L each, and if you join their in-world group, you can get a free set of eyes. IKON's eyes. Ikon's Eye sets come with IKON Mesh Eyes that are HUD controlled. You also get appliers for Lelutka, Omega, Genus, and Catwa, as well as BOM Layers in multiple eye sizes. I have worn IKON eyes for years. I highly recommend them because they are affordable and have a massive range of colors and styles to choose from.

✫ LIPSTICK: The Fireball Lipstick is by Entice. The lipstick line comes with 12 vibrant colors that fit Lelutka EvoX heads. These luscious lip colors are available for 149l  at The Makeover Room until the 28th of this month.  
✫ EYELINER and EYESHADOW: CAZIMI  created the Yvette EvoX Eyeshadow ( 250L )These are perfect for the days that I want to emphasize my eyes. The set includes 9 base shadows in three opacities and four liners. I am wearing liner #3 in 100% opacity and the shadow base 8 in 60%. 

✫ HAIR:  The classy and elegant Wings -TO1220 hairstyle is by WINGS DGIt is available in six color packs: Gray, Gold, Brown, Red, Variety, Omber, and Morandi( Fatpack only) for 299l each or 999L for the fatpack. Each individual color pack has 15 hair colors. It comes with four styles controlled by a HUD and two hair sizes (Large and Medium). The Camellia Rose headpieces can be removed and have six color options. This hair is adorable, a must-have for any hair collection. Though do note WINGS DG hairstyles are all alphas. This means that it may have problems with other alphas such as water, trees, and glass. Try the demo before you buy!

✫ HEAD: I am wearing Lelutka's Avalon Mesh Head in this post. At the time of this posting, this head costs 3,990L. This head can support  Evolution (EVO) and Evolution X (EvoX) skins. The Avalon set comes with a Head, Teeth, Mesh Eyes, Elf Ears, and many bonus goodies like hairbases, face light, multiple teeth accessories like braces, ear piercings, and samples of cosmetic tattoos. It is Bakes on Mesh Ready (BOM) and comes with a default shape, Head and Ear skins in BOM layers, and skin, brow, and eye applier. Avatar complexity for the head alone is approximately +5738 (Head, Teeth, and Eyes). Lelutka is my go-to place for mesh heads. I love their style, quality, and ease of use for their huds. I own several of their heads. There are demos available for you to try before you buy.

✫ BODY: Today's body of choice is Maitreya's Lara Mesh Body. The Lara Mesh Body is Bakes on Mesh Ready (BOM). The body includes Bom add-on parts, a save stick to save your configurations, Bento hands, with hand poses and hand AO built into the HUD. The body has the 5 default foot shapes (Flat, Low, Mid, High, and Ballet). The HUD comes loaded with 22 Glam Affair skin tones, and BOM layers are provided. There are five nail shape options and 19 nail polish options. Alphas are controlled via HUD. There are over 200 possible selections. The body comes with mesh lingerie made by Erratic and BOM Layers by Zaara. At the time of posting, the Maitreya Lara Mesh Body costs 2,750L. This is the mesh body I wear the most; I really like the softer curves, and  I find most outfits are offered in their shape. If you prefer a petite or flat look, Maitreya has add-ons for the Lara Mesh Body for 499-599L each. The Lara Mesh Body, the Petite Add-on, and the Flat-Chest Add-on have demos available to try before you buy.

✫ SHAPE:  My shape is the Brittany Skin Shape by Velour. I received it with my purchase of the Brittany Head Skin for Lelutka Evo X (799l) (not worn in this shoot).

:[ Poses ]:

✫ Photo 1: Eternal Dreams Poses  - Neige 02 
✫ Photo 2 & 3: Eternal Dreams Poses - Naga 07 
:[ Photo Tools & Location ]:

✫ The photo was taken using D.U.S.T's Dreams caught in Bubbles (219L)

✫ For lighting, I use LUMIPro. LUMIPro is a HUD worn by the photographer that controls all aspects of lights worn by the model or self. The photographer can adjust position, color, radius, and falloff. You do not need rez right to use LUMIPro. The built-in posing system controls ten models independently without needing to rez for pose stands. You can pick up a copy for 6,699L on the Marketplace.

Disclosure of Material Connections: I may have received one or more products as review copies. Regardless, I only recommend products I personally use and believe will benefit my readers. See my full disclosure policy here.

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