• Tutorial

    Adobe Photoshop – Tips & Tricks – Libraries

    I did a quick video on how to use libraries in photoshop to help you save time, and coordinate your workflow a little easier. A lot of SL is wash rinse repeat, doing the same jobs over and over again, but often spending time trying to find the bits and bobs we need to do that…this will help Bloggers and Store owners, as well as staff, providing templates for libraries so that everything is always consistent. I hope it helps.

  • Hair Fair

    Hair Fair 2024 – Bandana Day ♥

    Happy Bandana Day 2024

    Hair Fair Hares

    Bandanas

    It is the last day of Hair Fair so traditionally that is Bandana Day. You still have until Midnight SLT 16th June, to get your Bandanas, Hairwraps and Hair Fair Hares. They are all mod/transfer, so you can gift them to others, or just keep them all for yourself, and 100% goes to Wigs for Kids. I am so grateful to everyone that creates for them, those that decorate the ones we provide, those that create their own, and to Mirja Mills and Anya Ohmai for creating the bases of the Wraps and Hares for us to decorate each year and make unique, and of course Mel Vanbeeck for the Bandana base ♥

    All Hair Fair info can be found HERE

    You can see more pictures from participants as well as other fantastic Bloggers and Residents sharing their Hair Fair looks HERE on Flickr in our Hair Fair 2024 Group.

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    Hair Fair 2024 – Mina Hair Unleash

    Hair Fair 2024 - Mina Hair Unleash

    Another 40ish hours left of Hair Fair 2024, I hope everyone has had a chance to visit and if not, you still have time. Every item donates, and this year not only are there exclusive items on show, but some stores have chosen past releases to also donate, giving you a lot of options to help Wigs for Kids.

    I am mixing styles again today. The Bonnie hair by Mina Hair is a whole selection of parts, a fantastic ponytail which I am wearing, which has a style hud for centre, left and right options. There is also a skull cap style add on for the hairbase that is made to fit various head types, my head type is not included, but if using the cowboy hat option it would have been perfect. I was not in a cowgirl mood, so I went with a BOM hairbase by Unleash also at Hair Fair and it being styled right for the tail position it was a great mix. Then added a gift headband and I am feeling very sleek and stylish. The Bonnie style is definitely a must have for those quickly throw your hair back into a stylised tail, and with it already being a hat style, that means you can use it with many other hats.

    You have a few days left of Hair Fair 2024, so remember every item sold at the event donates a percentage to Wigs for Kids.

    You can see more pictures from participants as well as other fantastic Bloggers and Residents sharing their Hair Fair looks HERE on Flickr in our Hair Fair 2024 Group.

    Credits:

    Equipment Used

    VR Studio and HUD and Library for location shoots – VR Foundry Marketplace

    LeLutka Axis HUD Face – LeLutka

    Poses & Props by :

    !Bang Poses

    Body Parts

    Body :

    Reborn – EBody

    Head:

    Wo1X Head – Snow Rabbit

    Nail Polish:

    appliers – Flair – Marketplace

    Skin Worn:

    Lilly – Nuve

    Sienna Tone – Velour

    Head and Body BOM Layers:

    Harlow Brows – Nuve @ Hair Fair 2024 (Streaks Region)

    Highlighter Combination – Izzie’s

    Peaceful Eyes (Gift) – Insol

    Mesh Worn:

    Dara – Pixicat

    Hair Worn:

    Rita Hairbase – Unleash @ Hair Fair 2024 (Streaks Region)

    Bonnie Hair – MINA Hair @ Hair Fair 2024 (Streaks Region)

    Accessories:

    Hoops forever earrings reboot – Dark Mouse

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    Hair Fair 2024 – Wasabi Flair

    Hair Fair 2024 - Wasabi Flair

    Mixing things up, wearing things in different ways, it is what makes Second Life the most fun…and Hair Fair 2024 – CLOSES 16th June at Midnight, so you have all weekend to shop – brings that out in me the most. I also had a little Hare jealousy going on from the other days piglet photobombing, so I just had to do a pic with one of this years Hair Fair Hares (Hearts & Crafts) isn’t he adorable, thank you again to Anya Ohmai for donating the Hares to the event for use each year to raise funds for Wigs for Kids.
    Wasabi, has always made sure to make their items in ways that people may choose to use them differently when possible, and the Sun hair is no exception, it comes with an adorable tied bandana/scarf look around the top, and is just delightful for Summer. Wasabi did give the option to turn that off though, which means that you can wear other Hair Accessories with it, or go completely without, you do you.

    I did me! This is the first year that Flair – the brand I co-create for with my incredible partner Mel Vanbeeck – are actually not only overseers of the event itself, but are participating. We made two exclusives and this is one of them, the Lilyfield Ruffle headband. When you spend as much time in conversation as I do with Gogo and Sparkle, you end up with a lot of ruffles and a lot of pink in your minds eye. So this headband was born, and I just love to add things to hair as you know, so the mixing of the two things, the fun Summery look by Wasabi and the headband just worked so well for me. I hope you like them both very much too.

    You have a few days left of Hair Fair 2024, so remember every item sold at the event donates a percentage to Wigs for Kids.

    You can see more pictures from participants as well as other fantastic Bloggers and Residents sharing their Hair Fair looks HERE on Flickr in our Hair Fair 2024 Group.

    Credits:

    Equipment Used

    VR Studio and HUD and Library for location shoots – VR Foundry Marketplace

    LeLutka Axis HUD Face – LeLutka

    Poses & Props by :

    !Bang Poses

    Body Parts

    Body :

    Reborn – EBody

    Head:

    Wo1X Head – Snow Rabbit

    Nail Polish:

    appliers – Flair – Marketplace

    Skin Worn:

    Lily – Nuve

    Sienna Tone – Velour

    Head and Body BOM Layers:

    Laminate Brows – AlaskaMetro @ Hair Fair 2024 (Redhead Region)

    Highlighter Combination – Izzie’s

    Peaceful Eyes (Gift) – Insol

    Cherry Underwear – Nuve

    Mesh Worn:

    Nora Dress – N-Uno

    Hair Worn:

    Sun Hair – Wasabi @ Hair Fair 2024 (Foils Region)

    Accessories:

    Hair Fair Hare – Hearts & Crafts @ Hair Fair 2024 – All Regions Bandana Booths

    Lilyfield Ruffle Headband – Flair @ Hair Fair 2024 (Brunette Region)

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    Hair Fair 2024 – High V No.Match

    This video wasn’t planned to be long, but things happened! It gave me the opportunity to showcase two truly amazing exclusives at this year’s Hair Fair.

    The video came together thanks to the incredible Perfect Cut Stylist Chair by High V – there are colour options and it is so much fun. While the styling animations are designed for larger hairstyles, as the chairs are a collaboration with Unorthodox, things worked out perfectly to again feature the No.Vanity hair set system by No.Match in more detail.

    One of the important things when making a video – and this was meant to be a quick one – is that you can’t just add some great music and be done with it. You have to make sure the music you add is allowed, or you lose your content off YouTube, etc. That’s fair; I respect that and have no real issue with it.

    I wasn’t going to talk – shock horror, I know! – but I wasn’t really feeling the allowed music available. Then, I remembered I had tried Suno, an AI music generator, a few months ago when trying to make my Mum nuts with some made-up Irish music. (She tortured me for years as a kid, so it was payback time!)

    I opened it back up and came up with an idea, pressed generate, and got a really sweet song with music… but it wasn’t good enough. Because now that I had this thought, it had to be something really fun. Then, this happened, and it honestly captures everything about those Hair Moments we all experience: the way a new do can really change things for you, how looking after yourself and your hair can make a big difference in so many ways. And I truly feel that Hair Creators and Hair-related Creators give us that same joy in Second Life all the time… even more so every year during Hair Fair. Because of their kindness and generosity by giving to Wigs for Kids from their creations, they not only give us fabulous Hair and Hair Items but also a real sense of community.
    I fell in love with the song making this, it is fantastic – to me – and it feels like an anthem for Hair Fair ♥.
    This also gave me the chance to use the new Mirror features on the SL default Viewer. Thanks so much to Gogo of JuicyBomb.com for making available already made mirrors and some lovely EEP settings to use with them. I actually used the mirror in the doorframe of a backdrop to create a framed mirror look for my made up salon.

    You have a few days left of Hair Fair 2024, so remember every item sold at the event donates a percentage to Wigs for Kids.

    You can see more pictures from participants as well as other fantastic Bloggers and Residents sharing their Hair Fair looks HERE on Flickr in our Hair Fair 2024 Group.

    Credits:

    Equipment Used

    VR Studio and HUD and Library for location shoots – VR Foundry Marketplace

    LeLutka Axis HUD Face – LeLutka

    Poses & Props by :

    Perfect Cut Stylist Chair – High V @ Hair Fair 2024 (Noirette Region)

    Eternal Skies EEP Settings [PBR Ready] & SL Mirrors – JuicyBomb

    Dressing Room Photobooth – FoxCity

    Body Parts

    Body :

    Reborn – EBody

    Hourglass Bundle – Slink

    Head:

    Wo1X Head – Snow Rabbit

    Chloe – Lelutka Original (no longer available)

    Nail Polish:

    appliers – Flair – Marketplace

    Skin Worn:

    Lily – Nuve

    Sienna Tone – Velour

    Head and Body BOM Layers:

    Harlow Brows – Nuve @ Hair Fair 2024 (Streaks Region)

    Highlighter Combination – Izzie’s

    Peaceful Eyes (Gift) – Insol

    Mesh Worn:

    Kitty Cargo Skirt – Seul

    Femme Fatale Top – Cynful

    Dove Sweater, Boots and Leggings – Miss Chelsea

    Hair Worn:

    No Vanity – No.Match @ Hair Fair 2024 ( Foils Region)

    Valentine – Lamb @ Hair Fair 2024 (Redhead Region)

    Accessories:

    Hair Wrap @ Hair Fair 2024 – All Regions Bandana Booths

    Plushie Heart Hair Clips – Chou @ Hair Fair 2024 (Brunette Region)

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    Hair Fair 2024 – Beusy Chou

    Hair Fair 2024 - Beusy

    I do love me some nautical looks, and the plushie heart hairclips by Chou has a galaxy theme print on one of them, and that just made me think of being out in the sea and the top was just perfect, with this adorable style by Beusy for the hair. The Peridot style is so many things, it comes across very girly, carefree daytime fun. Then it lends itself to a more mature look from a past era, think housework by 11am and then martinis for lunch. I do live a lot inside my head. There is a style HUD for the bangs, letting you turn them off completely and giving you that ability to wear others, or use have these long lovely side ones. I really want to see how cool this style looks with a visor hat now too, anyone for tennis? You have a few days left of Hair Fair 2024, so remember every item sold at the event donates a percentage to Wigs for Kids.

    You can see more pictures from participants as well as other fantastic Bloggers and Residents sharing their Hair Fair looks HERE on Flickr in our Hair Fair 2024 Group.

    Credits:

    Equipment Used

    VR Studio and HUD and Library for location shoots – VR Foundry Marketplace

    LeLutka Axis HUD Face – LeLutka

    Poses & Props by :

    !Bang

    Body Parts

    Body :

    Reborn – EBody

    Head:

    Wo1X Head – Snow Rabbit

    Nail Polish:

    appliers – Flair – Marketplace

    Skin Worn:

    Lily – Nuve

    Sienna Tone – Velour

    Head and Body BOM Layers:

    Harlow Brows – Nuve @ Hair Fair 2024 (Streaks Region)

    Highlighter Combination – Izzie’s

    Peaceful Eyes (Gift) – Insol

    Mesh Worn:

    Moonpie Jacket – Vinyl

    Hair Worn:

    Peridot Hair – Beusy @ Hair Fair 2024 (Foils Region)

    Accessories:

    Plushie Heart Hair Clips – Chou @ Hair Fair 2024 (Brunette Region)

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    Hair Fair 2024 – Yomi

    Hair Fair 2024 - Yomi

    Just when you think it is safe on your platform/studio, along comes a Fancy Piggy, courtesy of my awesome friend Sparkle Skye, who sent me her this morning. Once rezzed and realising, she is way more Sassy than I am – she gets the extra S. I just had to try and be as cool as her with my Yomi hair, which is so gorgeous in its Scene hair way. We had a lot of scene styles back in the day, and this one is definitely reminiscent of that vibe. There is a separate purchase style HUD, and I think I got all the hairs available Exclusive and past releases in the Yomi booth at Hair Fair, because I was loving everything. The colour huds are abundant also, so you have a lot of options, in this style I went with the dark roots versions, and then of course spent another few minutes deciding which colour…but really like to keep on theme colour wise. There were event tintable versions of the Alaska Metro Laminate lashes to give a bit of a red look to. Winning! You have a few days left of Hair Fair 2024, so remember every item sold at the event donates a percentage to Wigs for Kids.

    You can see more pictures from participants as well as other fantastic Bloggers and Residents sharing their Hair Fair looks HERE on Flickr in our Hair Fair 2024 Group.

    Credits:

    Equipment Used

    VR Studio and HUD and Library for location shoots – VR Foundry Marketplace

    LeLutka Axis HUD Face – LeLutka

    Poses & Props by :

    Gum Gum Boom (Bubble Gum – fully animated) – LeLutka

    Body Parts

    Body :

    Reborn – EBody

    Head:

    Wo1X Head – Snow Rabbit

    Nail Polish:

    Nail appliers – Flair

    Skin Worn:

    Lily – Nuve

    Sienna Tone – Velour

    Head and Body BOM Layers:

    Laminate Brows – AlaskaMetro @ Hair Fair 2024 (Redhead Region)

    Highlighter Combination – Izzie’s

    Peaceful Eyes (Gift) – Insol

    Mesh Worn:

    Charesse Romper Set – KIB Designs

    Hair Worn:

    Lorelei Hair – Yomi @ Hair Fair 2024 (Streaks Region)

    Accessories:

    Fancy Piggy Companion Rare 02 – SEmotion Libellune

    Charleston Water Bottle – Flair

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    Hair Fair 2024 – Exile She Said Destroy

    Hair Fair 2024 - Exile She Said Destroy HYBRID

    I am certainly living my best Hybrid Hair SLife this year with Hair Fair styles. I took this fabulous exclusive style by Exile called Kory, and added the Bettie bangs and strands from She Said Destroy, also available at Hair Fair 2024. I love all these bits and pieces that you can turn into completely different looks, it gives you that edge – much like BOM – to your wardrobe. If you can add a little something that makes you stand out from the crowd, then go for it.

    I also love the behind shoulders option in the styling HUD that Exile gives for this style, you get the forward left or right, but also behind shoulders, which makes it much easier to get dressed.

    You can see more pictures from participants as well as other fantastic Bloggers and Residents sharing their Hair Fair looks HERE on Flickr in our Hair Fair 2024 Group.

    Credits:

    Equipment Used

    VR Studio and HUD and Library for location shoots – VR Foundry Marketplace

    LeLutka Axis HUD Face – LeLutka

    Poses & Props by :

    Aura Twirl Styling Device – James & Dew @ Hair Fair 2024 (Brunette Region)

    oOo Studio

    Cozy Bedroom Photobooth – FoxCity

    Body Parts

    Body :

    Reborn – EBody

    Head:

    Wo1X Head – Snow Rabbit

    Nail Polish:

    appliers – Flair – Marketplace

    Skin Worn:

    Emma – Nuve

    Sienna Tone – Velour

    Head and Body BOM Layers:

    Laminate Brows – AlaskaMetro @ Hair Fair 2024 (Redhead Region)

    Dark Arts Eyeshadow & Lipstick – AlaskaMetro

    Highlighter Combination – Izzie’s

    Peaceful Eyes (Gift) – Insol

    Mesh Worn:

    Sacrifice Jacket – Catarsis

    Hair Worn:

    Kory Hair – Exile @ Hair Fair 2024 (Streaks Region)

    Bettie Bang + Strands – She Said Destroy @ Hair Fair 2024 (Brunette Region)

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    Hair Fair 2024 – Sintiklia #187#

    Hair Fair 2024 - Sintiklia #187

    I am feeling mighty again, this time though, with that kind of classic movies twist, where I host a fancy club/restaurant by day and then am ready to stab someone with my hair-stick, or drop some poison from the lotus into someone’s cocktail – I have a very good imagination when it comes to my Hair Fair combinations it seems.

    Sintiklia made this braided bun/updo style, and it is giving all the looks, with the 5 options of wear with the HUD. Also a nifty materials selection as well. I like that it can be tailored to your vibe of that day, because updo’s especially are a real thinker, you either need them in the moment – which is why it was very normal to see girls in ballgowns shopping in hair stores in the older days – or you fall in love with them and then have to work them into your wardrobe, this one is an easy fit, because it has that very grand elegance to it, but can definitely go casual.

    I had no particular hair in mind though when I bought this divine hairstick from #187# though, the fact that they came together so well is just…Bloggers Fate :P. But aside from my silly, it is just glorious, and so many options in the HUD for colour combinations. It feels otherworldly and just something one has to have, to round out their inventory.

    You can see more pictures from participants as well as other fantastic Bloggers and Residents sharing their Hair Fair looks HERE on Flickr in our Hair Fair 2024 Group.

    Credits:

    Equipment Used

    VR Studio and HUD and Library for location shoots – VR Foundry Marketplace

    LeLutka Axis HUD Face – LeLutka

    Poses & Props by :

    Aura Twirl Styling Device – James & Dew @ Hair Fair 2024 (Brunette Region)

    oOo Studio

    Cozy Bedroom Photobooth – FoxCity

    Body Parts

    Body :

    Reborn – EBody

    Head:

    Wo1X Head – Snow Rabbit

    Nail Polish:

    appliers – Flair – Marketplace

    Skin Worn:

    Emma – Nuve

    Sienna Tone – Velour

    Head and Body BOM Layers:

    Laminate Brows – AlaskaMetro @ Hair Fair 2024 (Redhead Region)

    Touch of Gold Lipstick, Dark Arts Eyeshadows, Aura Body Glitter – AlaskaMetro

    Peaceful Eyes (Gift) – Insol

    Mesh Worn:

    Captive Strap Dress, Choker – Asteria

    Hair Worn:

    Haven – Sintiklia @ Hair Fair 2024 (Noirette Region)

    Accessories:

    Yayoi Hairs Pin – #187# @ Hair Fair 2024 (Foils Region)

  • Hair Fair

    Hair Fair 2024 – No Match

    Hair Fair 2024 - NoMatch

    Creativity abounds, and this exclusive style from No.Match this year at Hair Fair is wonderful. You get multiple styles in one, or you can actually just wear them as stand alone styles, that way you are not wearing extra mesh for no reason. That is some smart thinking right there. The hair is animated, has such lovely animations also, you also get a hairdryer and brush to use. This is every photographer and role-players dream style to have. The ponytail and bun versions included are just the perfect everyday hairs, and having an excuse to rez out one of my many outdoor showers was great. The idea of showers at the beach is fairly common in Oz, so that you can get off all the sand and saltwater before getting in your car, or catching a bus home as the case may be. Some great BOM layers from Izzie’s helped for that realism.

    You can see more pictures from participants as well as other fantastic Bloggers and Residents sharing their Hair Fair looks HERE on Flickr in our Hair Fair 2024 Group.

    Credits:

    Equipment Used

    VR Studio and HUD and Library for location shoots – VR Foundry Marketplace

    LeLutka Axis HUD Face – LeLutka

    Poses & Props by :

    Palm Shower – Headhunters Island

    Bang Poses

    Body Parts

    Body :

    Reborn – EBody

    Head:

    Wo1X Head – Snow Rabbit

    Nail Polish:

    appliers – Flair – Marketplace

    Skin Worn:

    Lily Skin – Nuve

    Sienna Tone – Velour

    Head and Body BOM Layers:

    Sunscreen, Sand –Izzie’s

    Harlow Brows – Nuve @ Hair Fair 2024 (Streaks Region)

    Peaceful Eyes (Gift) – Insol

    Mesh Worn

    Beach Bae Bikini – Vanilla Bae

    Hair Worn:

    No Vanity – No.Match @ Hair Fair 2024 ( Foils Region)