Dark Passions Events

On Cloud 9 | Gothic Garage Sale & Kawaii Nation

January 20, 2019

The title of this post is rather Ironic.  I had just finished taking these pictures and was about to reshoot when I got a knock on my door and found out my Dad was in the hospital.  So I am no longer on Cloud 9, nor did I get to reshoot these pictures.  It's not that I didn't like these pictures, just I felt I could have done better, but I really don't have the concentration and patience to reshoot in all honesty.


Now originally when I started this post I had my look very blue and is why I went with the Cloud 9 title.  However, I had a lot of problems colour matching my items and got mad and so just went with pink because I knew I could make that work.  I literally spent an hour trying to get all the blues to work but there were just too many different tones of blue and I really didn't like it.


The jewels on the dress come with a colour HUD with lots of options, so you do not need to have pink gems like I have, but I just used those to tie it all together.  The dress is really pretty, and I love how the Justice brand can take a very basic looking dress and put a unique spin on it.  That's not to say there is anything wrong with a basic dress, it's always good to have some staples in your wardrobe, but its just we see so much of it SL lately and it's very unexciting.  So it's nice to see things like that with some added charm.


I hope you like this post, sorry I have not written very much but I am very tired and think I will go for a nap once I finish this.

♥ Alex

The Look

Hair | Fallen by Foxy

Choker | Teeny Choker by Muggleborn

Dress | Nova by Justice
Gacha Common

Shoes | Shivani by Moda

Eyeshadow | Gracie by Izzie's

Lashes | Blink by Go&See

Freckles | Starry Freckles by Astara for Gothic Garage Sale
Discount Event, only L$100 January 18th - February 3rd 2019

Lipstick | Hug Me - Glossy by Pink Fuel for Powder Pack
Genus December 2018 Box

Nails | Glitter Glam Nails by Rainbow Sundae for Kawaii Nation
Starts January 20th - February 3rd

Tattoo | Cloudless by Plastik for Etoile
January 1st - January 31st 2019

Head | Classic Head by Genus

Ears | Steking Ears Season 5 by Mandala

Eyes | Reagan by The Little Bat
Saturday Sale Item, January 19th 2019

Body | Lara by Maitreya

Skin | Sonia by Boataom

Shape | Homemade Shape

The Scene

Poses | Stairs - Sitting by Foxcity

Fog | Creeping Fog by Dysfunctionality

Clouds | Personal Snowcloud by Deadly Nightshade

Dark Passions Events

1, 2, Gothic Garage Sale Is Coming For You

January 18, 2019

Ok, that title didn't quite fit into the rhythm of the song, but meh.  When I saw this dress, I had the same thought as I do anytime I see a red and black stripped item of clothing, Freedy Krueger!  I got this dress from Gothic Garage Sale which is a sales event full of more dark/alternative stores, as well as some fantasy stores.  It happens twice a year, and see's sales of up to 75% off from a bunch of creators.  You will also find a L$5 hunt at the event grounds which is always full of awesome items.


I had to bring out my blade rings from PFC for this look to act as Freddy's glove.  Teamed it up with some gory wounds from Izzie's, and brung out an old hat hair of mine from Mello.  I was Fredericka Krueger in no time.  To finish it off I was going to originally have some fishnets some ankle-high boots, but it just didn't sit right with me.  I spent a bit of time messing with that part and eventually put on these socks and fishnet combo by Sn@tch which I have actually blogged a lot in the past, and teamed them with these boots by Moda.  The look was pretty much done, and when I went to take photos I added some extra blood with these footprints and yeah.  It just kinda worked out.



It is rather cold here today in Scotland, and my fingernails are going a little blue.  We finally have some hints of snow as the ground has gotten a little frosty and I am super excited! I really love snow, and we just do not get much of it anymore in the last 10 years.  I have 2 step kids, so I am looking forward to be able to go outside and build some snowmen if there is enough snow.  It is weird here that we get our snow in spring.  We haven't had a white Christmas in so long but we almost always get a white Easter which is very odd to people not from here.


So that's a wrap for today, I hope you guys go and check out Gothic Garage Sale because it is one of my favourite events.  I love a good sale, I know I say this all the time, but a lot of my favourite stores are usually in this event so I often spend quite a bit of money at this one.  So please, go check it out, I am sure you will find something you will like!

♥ Alex

The Look

Hair | Ritualist by Mello

Dress | Indila Dress by Zoom for Gothic Garage Sale
January 18th - February 3rd 2019

Tights | Dope Socks and Fishnets by Sn@tch

Boots | Sadey Boots by Moda

Blades | Torturer by PFC

Eyeliner | Included with Head

Lashes | Blink by Go&See

Lipstick | Dazzle Me - Haunted by Pink Fuel

Blood & Cuts | Claw Wounds by Izzie's

Head | Classic Bento Head by Genus Project

Skin | Candy - Pale by Go&See for Powder Pack
Genus December 2018 Pack

Eyes | Angel Eyes by Izzie's

Body | Lara by Maitreya

Shape | Homemade Shape

The Scene

Poses | Stairs - Standing by Foxcity

Bloody Footprints | Bloody Footprint Walker by Albion Scriptworks + Loco

Location | Gothic Garage Sale at Dark Passions Events

1313 Mockingbird Lane

Midnight Readings | Seasons Story & Boardwalk

January 14, 2019

Oh what a beautiful Monday, oh what a beautiful day!!!  Oh, wait, no I lied, sorry.  It's miserable here in Northern Scotland, and my head hurts, and the wind is blowing rain in through my kitchen extractor fan.  So that's nice.  Anyways, I had started this post yesterday and just could not for the life of me make pictures I was happy with.  I am back at it today, reshot this multiple times, and I think I am happy?  Well, I must be, or I wouldn't be posting this, haha.


Today I have gone with something a little darker.  When I originally put together this outfit yesterday I was feeling rather down and so I think that ended up reflecting in my style choices.  I actually had put on my skin, hair, and makeup first, and then figured out an outfit which is not something I would normally do.  I picked this awesome dress by Justice that releases in a few days and has multiple "shred" options.  By that, they mean the tears and rips on the dress.  There is an option for no rips, option for lots of rips which is what I am wearing, and 4 varying degrees of rips in between.  So you can have it ripped just a tiny bit if you want.  When I saw these boots by 1313 Mockingbird Lane I knew they would be a perfect match for this dress, they come in some lovely natural colours and some blues which are really nice.  You guys know I am a fan of blue so I was happy to see that.  I then just put on this necklace to kind of finish it off, and voila. 


The look was not quite perfect though, and so I knew I needed some kick-ass tats to complete it.  Now it is no secret that I am a Dappa Fangirl, and it took me some time to decide which was perfect.  I have a lot of Dappa tattoos, they are my favourite tattoo place so I ended up going through a lot until I stopped on this one and it was perfect.  It is actually a tattoo I got for my male avi, but Dappa always includes male and female appliers so I can always use them for whatever I feel like.  They also include Omega appliers, so if you are a furry, or anime avi, or just whatever that uses a standard human form and is Omega compatible then you can use their tattoos.


The scene took me a bit, and I spent ages playing with lighting and that is what has made me have to retake these photos so many times today.  I just could not get the effects that I wanted.  I used a lot of prim lights here, as well as projectors and my Circle Window Light projectors to make the final effect along with a simple night time windlight.  It came out almost as I visioned in my head, it is not quite perfect but I did my best, and that is all anyone can ever do.

♥ Alex

The Look

Hair | Camila by Limerence

Dress | Faye by Justice for Tres Chic
January 17th - January 10th 2019

Boots | Stacy Boots by 1313 Mockingbird Lane for Season Story
January 10th - January 31st 2019

Septum | Aloha by Astara

Necklace | Trinity Necklace by Swallow

Eyeliner | Included with Skin

Lashes | Blink by Go&See

Lipstick | Powder Pack Genus by L-Etre for Powder Pack
Genus December 2018 Pack

Tattoo | Keegan by Dappa

Head | Classic Bento Head by Genus Project

Skin & Eyes | Tara - Pale by Go&See
L$99 Group Promo - L$150 Join Fee

Body | Lara by Maitreya

Shape | Homemade Shape

The Scene

Poses | Showcase by Image Essentials

Skybox | Center Of The Universe Skybox by Vespertine

Wall Candles | Pell Candles by Plastik for Boardwalk
January 15th - February 15th 2019

Floor Light | Round Window Projectors by Astara

Everything Else | Fortune Teller's Set by Cheeky Pea

Candle and Cauldron

Living In Electric Dreams | Syndicate Sunday & Saturday Sale

January 12, 2019

Oof, ok so I actually tried doing this yesterday and failed miserably.  I also had a different top on and different shoes and was all dark and gloomy looking.  But today I feel great!  The plus of me not doing it yesterday is I got some stuff in The Saturday Sale which just finished this off beautifully and has given this post a completely different feel.  This is a lot more fun and energetic then my original try yesterday.



So from The Saturday Sale I got the phone, the jacket, the shoes, and the poses.  So I really got a good haul.  The poses are actually 2 sets from Foxcity that I mixed up.  They are designed for stairs but work well for chairs and the standing ones give a sense of you walking if it's on a flat surface, which is pretty neat.  They would work really well for outdoor scenes to give a sense of movement.  The phone comes with a few colours for the phone itself, and then a colour picker for the glowing parts.  It also has some poses in it like calling, texting, etc and I mixed that in with my poses too.


There are 2 colour packs to the jacket, this one is pink, purple and a tealy blue.  The other is black, red and white which I got for Sammy.  You can change the colours of the jacket and the edges separately so its mix and match.  The leggings are by Muggleborn and are really neat, they come with a style HUD which you can choose a female fit, a cameltoe or a few male/femboi fits like bulge, erection etc.  I love that about her clothing that it is really inclusive, I tend to wear her items with my V-Tech chest mod but not today.  I added a bunch of accessories to this that I thought looked good and yeah, I am pretty happy with how it turned out.


The scene is mostly made up of things from Syndicate Sunday, so everything is L$69 each.  The bottles are particularly cool as you can fill them up with different colours of liquid and they glow some really nice colours when filled.  I really like them and find them pretty neat.  Each style also comes with a wall hanging version which would honestly look amazing in an old Victorian style kitchen.

Anyways, that is your lot for today.  I hope you enjoy!
♥ Alex

The Look

Hair | Joy by Truth
Group Gift - L$350 Join Fee

Jacket | Trouble Jacket - Patch by Kio-Kio
L$75 in The Saturday Sale - January 12th 2019

Leggings | Minka Leggings by MuggleBorn for Something Extra
January 9th - January 30th 2019

Boots | Frankenstompers - Unicorn by DRD
L$75 in The Saturday Sale - January 12th 2019

Visor | Cyberneon Destiny - Goggles Black by Psycho Byts
Gacha Common

Face Jewels | Harajuku Facial Stickers by Psycho Byts

Choker | Starry Choker by The Little Bat

Phone | VPhone by Violetility
L$50 in The Saturday Sale - January 12th 2019

Eyeshadow | Gracie by Izzie's

Lashes | Blink by Go&See

Lipstick | Lipstick Jelly by Sintiklia

Eyes | Pretty Eyes by Avi-Glam for Powder Pack
Genus December 2018 Box

Head | Classic Bento Head by Genus Project

Body | Lara by Maitreya

Skin | Sonia by Boataom

Shape | Homemade Shape

The Scene

Poses | Stairs Standing & City by Foxcity
L$75 in The Saturday Sale - January 12th 2019

Backdrop | Neon City - White by Foxcity
L$75 in The Saturday Sale - January 12th 2019

Bottles | Potion Lamps by Candle and Cauldron for Syndicate Sunday
L$69 each January 6th - January 13th 2019

Spheres | Icospheres by Inner Demons for Syndicate Sunday
L$69 January 6th - January 13th 2019

Everything Else | Quantum Lounge by Circa for Syndicate Sunday
L$69 each January 6th - January 13th 2019

Image Essentials

Cake, Candles and Comfiness | Syndicate Sunday

January 08, 2019

Wow, it took me a bit there to come up with a title for this.  This is, in fact, my third attempt at photos for this post today.  It has not gone well my first 2, but here we are on take 3 and I am finally happy.  I am really good at over thinking things and trying to do too much, and I think that was my problem.  I went for a simpler scene this try and voila!  I am a happy bunny.  So sit back, relax, have some cake with me and let's get on with this post.


Syndicate Sunday has just opened for its January round and there are lots of goodies this month.  It begins on the first Sunday of every month and runs until the second Sunday with all stores putting out new, or recolours of items for just L$69.  I used quite a bit from this sale event in my post today.  And now that I think about it, my entire outfit is sales items!  The skirt by QE Design was for The Saturday Sale and she often leaves her items out for the entire week so you may want to go and check this out before it goes back to full price.  My boots were also from either The Saturday Sale or Fifty Linden Friday, I don't remember.  The piercings were from a previous round of SYndicate Sunday, and everything else is Syndicate Sunday's current round.  So lots of bargains.


This top may well be a new favourite of mine.  The pack comes with many profanities and I just love it.  The skirt is cut in a really interesting way, and you need some thigh waisted undies to wear with it.  I, however, did not have any that I could find, so I just alphaed out my lady parts, so if you cam up my skirt right now there is just a big hole of nothingness.  Which does make me chuckle.  The boots and skirt are almost an exact match on colour, and admittedly the lighting I used kind of distorts it a little so you don't see how similar they are so well.  That is cause I am using a 2 tone projector light to give a sense of the pictures being taken in the evening.  These lights are also available for Syndicate Sunday and come in 3 window shapes, each with 10 colours.


Makeup is quite simple again, with me going back to my trusty Sintiklia lipstick which I have had for a long time now.  I always find myself going back to it, as even when you change the opacity so it blends better, you still get the night high shine of the highlights showing through.  It's a very high-quality lipstick which is why i always go back to it.  I put on some nails, and some piercings and I was done.  Woo!  I hope you like this one, and I hope my ramblings in this post weren't too much, its 9.30pm and I am tired!

♥ Alex

The Look

Hair | Camila by Limerence

Top | Six Letter Words Tee by Fetch for Syndicate Sunday
January 6th - 13th 2019

Skirt | Marlee High Waisted Mini by QE Design

Shoes | Glitter Thigh High Sneakers by Reign

Piercings | Aloha Piercings by Astara

Choker | Jen Choker by Fujiwara's World for Syndicate Sunday
January 6th - 13th 2019

Eyeliner | Included with head

Lashes | Blink by Go&See

Lipstick | Lipstick Jelly by Sintiklia

Nails | Glitter Bomb Nails by Songbird for Syndicate Sunday
January 6th - 13th 2019

Eyes | Pretty Eyes by Avi-Glam for Powder Pack
Genus December 2018 Pack

Head | Classic Bento Head by Genus Project

Body | Lara by Maitreya

Skin | Sonia by Boataom

Shape | Homemade Shape

The Scene

Headshot Pose | Party Flirt 1 by Image Essentials

Other Poses | Included in Bed

Candles | Runalla Candles by Plastik

Side Table | Shabby Corner Desk by Dragon Magick Wares for Syndicate Sunday
January 6th - 13th 2019

Cake | Dried Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake by The Half Moon Market for Syndicate Sunday
January 6th - 13th 2019

Lighting | Arch Window Projectors by Astara for Syndicate Sunday
January 6th - 13th 2019

Everything Else | Hugge Set by Cheeky Pea

Dark Passions

Beary Cute | Weekend Sales

January 07, 2019

I have been dying to share this with you for a couple of days now, however, my head feels as though it is going to explode.  I have spent a couple days trying to take pictures and it just hasn't panned out.  I really wanted to do a video of my haul of items from the weekend sales but I just hadn't been able to concentrate and focus, because I got a lot!  Anyways, here is today's post.


The socks and slippers I got in the sales.  Socks being for Fifty Linden Friday and slippers for The Saturday Sale.  They are by 2 different stores but work together amazingly.  I initially got the socks in the panda print, but after I got these slippers which have bears and pandas, I went back to see if the bear socks were still on sale on Saturday.  Sure enough they were.  I also got this hair in The Saturday Sale and my nails are from it too.  I got these slippers in Unicorn too, because you know, who can say no to unicorns?


It took me a long time to find an outfit to go with this.  I knew I had something that would be perfect but it took me so long to find it.  My inventory is a complete mess and I was going through dress after dress after dress.  Then I remembered about this sweater and skirt that came in brown.  I put them on and it was perfect!  My avi has now been wearing this ever since because I hadn't been able to take photos I was happy with.  I think I am finally happy though.


I went quite simple with my makeup.  I find that more natural looks work best on the skin I have for my Genus head, plus it looks much cuter.  I don't normally wear nude lipsticks like this, however, I am really loving the look and may end up doing it more often.  We will see.

♥ Alex

The Look

Hair | Nina by Doe

Outfit | Amelie Gacha by Luas

Socks | Honey Socks Brown Bear by Friday

Shoes | Beary Cozy Slippers by Reign

Bear | Mr. Bear Plushie by Short Leash

Eyeshadow | Becky Makeup by Euphoric for Powder Pack
Genus December 2018 Pack

Lashes | Blink by Go&See

Lipstick | Powder Pack Genus by L'Etre for Powder Pack
Genus December 2018 Pack

Nails | Marbleized by Dark Passions

Eyes | Pretty Eyes by Avi-Glam for Powder Pack
Genus December 2018 Pack

Head | Classic Bento Head by Genus Project

Body | Lara by Maitreya

Skin | Sonia by Boataom

Shape | Homemade Shape

The Scene

Poses | Pop by Fashiowl

Location | Luanes World

Dark Passions

Unicorn Princess | Projected Hilted Unboxing

January 05, 2019

Unicorns, unicorns everywhere.  Hey guys and today I have a video unboxing for you.  This is a new box by a store called Hilted.  Each month there will be a new theme with 5 items included in each box by the store.  It releases on the 1st of every month and is only L$500 to pre-order.  Yes, really.  So that is L$100 per item if you pre-order.  The first 24 hours of release it goes up to L$600, and then after that will be L$700 and will be in the mainstore, available to purchase whenever.  So in short, it is great value!



I had already picked my outfit before I started filming.  I went for a silver look because I thought it would be pretty neutral as I had no idea what would be in the box.  I had been after these glass platform heels by Moda for a while, and man they did not disappoint.  They are stunning, and the materials are just divine.  I teamed them up with this dress by TRS for Naughty vs Nice, and then I was stuck on what to do next.  I eventually settled on some of the accessories from the Unicorn Kinn gacha by Plastik.  I have the whole set and figured these were rather fitting.


For the final scene and my blog photos, I have a couple of items from Half Deer which I got for Fifty Linden Friday which is the dresser and the lamp.  I actually got a few things from Fifty Linden Friday and a few things from The Saturday Sale, as well as some items I already that were out for The Saturday Sale.  So if I feel ok tomorrow I think I might do a haul video since I will have about 8 items to show guys.  The cushion I am sitting on is amazing.  not only does it have sits but it has activities including reading and colouring which rezz out props so you look like you are doing the activity.  I am putting this in my home right after this as well as the unicorn stuff.  For my makeup, I went mostly simple but did add this cute blush with stars on it by Rainbow Sundae.  I really enjoy their make up as they do make a few sizes of the make-ups for certain heads, as well as Omega appliers.  For instance, this blush isn't made for Genus but the Omega version works well!


So I hope you guys check out my video of the unboxing, as there are only 5 items in this so its a short and sweet one.  Which has worked out well for me because it is now 8pm and the grumpy old man inside me wants to have some hot cocoa and watch cartoons, so once I finish this all up I think I am going to go and sit on my couch with my laptop and just relax with Sammy for a while.  Or go to a club, whatever we feel like.


♥ Alex

The Look

Hair | Camila by Limerence

Outfit | Macey by TRS for Naughty vs Nice
Ends January 5th 2019

Shoes | Jewel Glass Platforms by Moda

Choker | Unicorn Collar by Neverwish

Jewellery | Unicorn Kinn Gacha by Plastik

Eyes & Liner | Included with Tara Skin by Go&See
Group Promo for L$99

Lashes | Blink by Go&See

Blush | Galaxy Blush by Rainbow Sundae

Lipstick | Hug Me - Glossy by Pink Fuel for Powder Pack
Genus December 2018 Box

Nails | Winter Crystal Glitz by Dark Passions

Tattoo | Melody by Dappa

Head | Classic Bento Head by Genus Project

Body | Lara by Maitreya

Skin | Sonia by Boataom

Shape | Homemade Shape

The Photo Scene

Poses | Hani by PingPong

Backdrop, Rug & Unicorns | Project Hilted - Unicorn by Hilted
January 2019 Project Hilted Box

Sparkles On Backdrop | Sparkle Flurries by Plastik for The Liaison Collaborative

Floor Cushion | The Little Sub Pillow by Short Leash

Dresser | Amelia Dresser & Nightstand by Half-Deer
Currently L$50 for Fifty Linden Friday January 4th 2019

Lamp | Bunny Lamps by Half-Deer
Currently L$50 for Fifty Linden Friday January 4th 2019

Signs | Little Boys & Girls Signs by Astara for Naughty vs Nice
Ends January 5th 2019

Everything from the scene in the video can be found hereMy Workspace 2019