Hunts

New hunt @ Ricielli

 

Ricielli has a hunt going on at their mainstore right now to celebrate the World Cup games. All hunt items are 15L each, and located at a temporary location on the sim.

 

Styling Credits

Shirt, pants & shoes: Ricielli World Cup hunt

Skin: Glam Affair
Hair: DeLa “Shell” Dark brown
Makeup: Mock Cosmetics
Pose: an lar [poses] (currently at Rhapsody)

Summer fun @ ghee

ghee – Sandals (black)
ghee – essentials shorts (black)
ghee – essentials off shoulder top (white pattern)
ghee –  solid bangles (black)

Hey everyone! How is everyone doing on the summer solstice? The summer solstice is when we have the longest day of the year, and the shortest night (in the northern hemisphere, anyway). Also, this marks the first day of summer! So what better way to spend day one of summer than at ghee?


ghee – Sandals (white)
 ghee – Essential Drape Top (white)
ghee –  Essentials Drape Skirt (white)
ghee –  solid bangles (black)

There is a hunt currently at ghee where if you find all 21 items, you get to have the Summer Essentials collection at a great bargain! You can find each item by looking for a blackjack playing card. The cards are not just found inside of the store, so make sure to explore the sim. I found some nice places to hang out in my travels, as you can see from the pictures. I also bought some sandals that were at the store – they are not part of the hunt, but go with the items splendidly. The sandals are meant to go with Slink high feet, so if you have those feet, have a look at the shoes :)

For more information, visit the ghee website, and check out to see what else that they have!

Styling Credits

Skin: Glam Affair – Coral – Jamaica – Lotus

Look 1:

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Emma Mesh Hair – Black coffee
Shades: Izzie’s – Oversized Sunglasses (brown lenses)
Necklace: Artistry by E  (by Endra Graves) – The Filippa Necklace- 
Slink hands & feet

Makeup:
[mock]Lucir LipColor Venom [lip 1]
[mock] Easter Egg Three (eyeshadow only)
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
*Mon Cheri* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower

Pose: Di’s Opera

Look 2:

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * RINA * / darkbrown
Hat: Xen’s Hats –  Longdale Hat Grapefruit
Slink hands & feet

Makeup:
[mock] Funsies eyeliner- Smoked Senna C eyeliner/natural lash
[Pink Fuel] Harley Sheer Gloss <Crystal> – Dark Coral Pink
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
*Mon Cheri* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower

Jewelry:
(Donna Flora) BODZA earring
(Donna Flora) GIORGIA necklace platinum

Black & White Portrait Challenge

Just me :p

Hey everyone! I decided to do another one of Berry’s challenges. I had just taken a photo for the Mingle date auction, so I thought this would be perfect to just desaturate the photo in picmonkey and go from there. This is the original photo:

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Now, what is Mingle, you ask? Here is an excerpt from the notecard that is being given out to everyone:

The creators of Havenhollow proudly present its 2nd holiday installation: Mingle.

February 1st we open our interactive hud-based event. Complete the Mingle hunt with your HUD and receive access to some amazing prizes generously offered by some of your favorite designers!

Mingle encourages you to do just that! To complete some of the HUD’s hunt tasks you will need to find someone to do them with! This is your chance to make memories with new friends and old.

The fun won’t stop there with a transferable item gift shop to pick something up for you and your sweetheart.

If you don’t have a sweetheart, you might find one at the Mingle Date Auction. Gussy up and get ready to Mingle!

And let me tell you – there are a lot of prizes to be given out! Don’t forget to wear you HUD when you go to collect all of the goodies!

Styling Credits

Skin:-Glam Affair – Mokatana – Jamaica 06 E
Top: ::Temptation::  Tankdress Paradoxe Black
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Emma Mesh Hair – Chocolate
Jewelry: (Elate!) Silver Pocket Watch Necklace

Makeup:
Kyoot Makeup – Smokey (Gray)
-Glam Affair – Mokatana – Jamaica lips 01
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Glitter 01

Pose: Exposeur

Meet me at Social Vintage

Relaxing at Social Vintage

I was reading some blogs and Laura18 Streeter told a story about a dress and two stores. I went to Social Vintage because I had never heard of the place before, and I picked up their group gift. The group is free to join, so go ahead and check out the store and get this cute shirt in the meantime!

Styling credits

Headpiece – *SoliDea FoliEs* Lil Snow / (POE hunt item)
Hair: Analog Dog – mono nutmeg
Shirt: {SV} Cafe de Paris Tank Top (group gift)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Mokatana – America ( Happy Xmas <3(group gift)

Inspiration Point Hunt

Can you believe this outfit only cost me 30L?

Hey guys! I have been doing the Inspiration Point Hunt, and I must say, I have mixed feelings on the hunt. The sim is gorgeous – a beautiful winter scene. However, my computer doesn’t seem to like a ton of background items and particles. So I had to turn particles off and my graphics to the lowest setting (I normally walk around using medium, and use higher settings for taking photos) in order to navigate.

The hunt uses a map to show hunters where to find items – like a treasure hunt, which was pretty cool. But then rotating around so that my view matched that of the map, camming around to see if I could find X marks the spot, etc all got pretty frustrating. I kept getting the same items, and after a while I gave up and used area search. I don’t find that to be cheating, by the way. If anyone was able to find #11, can you please help me out? I couldn’t find it for anything :(

 What I did like about the hunt were the fabulous clothing and items that the hunt had from Tee*fy, The secret Store, House of Fox, Laviere, and Kirin Poses. My scarf, pants, sweater, shoes, and poses all came from the hunt. I have seen people wearing hunt items around the grid, especially the chocolate pants, so I would say this is the hunt to do for this month.

The bracelets are currently a group gift at Chop Zuey. Technically you would have to pay $L350 to join, but since I joined the group before the group fee, it was free for me…and as many gifts as I have received over the years…it still would be free :D. Glam Affair has this skin as a Christmas group gift. The gift has the America and Petal skin tones, and I have on the America one. My favorite tone from Glam Affair is Jamaica ^^

My bag is from BSD Design Studio, one of the several hunt gifts I was able to get while doing the L’ Accessories hunt. Even my nails are the latest group gift from Bamboo nails. And last, but not least, the hair is from Analog Dog from the freeball.

Stay tuned for more great finds!

Styling Credits

Skin:  Glam Affair – Mokatana – America ( Happy Xmas <3) (group gift)
Hair: Analog Dog – mono (nutmeg) (freeball)
Sweater: The Secret Store – Short Sleeve Sweater (IP Hunt)
Pants: The Secret Store – Rise Skinny Jeans – Chocolate (IP Hunt)
Scarf: Tee*fy Unisex Scarf Chcolate (UnRigged) (IP Hunt)
Shoes: Tee*fy Oleander Pointed Flats Night (IP Hunt)
Poses: Kirin – Nina Poses (IP Hunt)
Jewelry: Chop ZueyKharma Earth Gld Bangles (group gift)
Nails: Bamboo Nails - Stranded (group gift)
Purse: BSD Design studio – Japanese Beetle bag – gold (L’A hunt)

The End of E U P H O R I A

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Hey guys! If you see this before the end of today, RUN to Euphoria and get their items for 150L or less before the shopping district closes!  I remember that I used to go to the sim for various hunts. One of my favorite stores was ran by Magnifico Miggins – had a lot of creative shoes that I loved to try on to see if it looked good enough on me to purchase. Okay, so back to the sale!

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This hair is from EMO-tions – the Romance Autumn pack. I have on the dark brown, and it looks great – a rich dark color. The skin is from DeeTalez – Jaz in Caramel. I will say when I demo’ed this skin, I fell in love. I told my friend I don’t think I ever felt this way about a skin before. I have had nice looking skins that I felt happy about, but not like this.

ℳøηї: i feel…sexy in a …nnot sure how to put it
Kimi: hahahaha
Kimi: I agree
Kimi: I thought the same thing
ℳøηї : haha

I know people say that most bloggers just talk about what they like about something and hide the bad parts, so I will say this. At the sale, they only had two shades that were 150L, yet the demos were in every shade. I was disappointed that the shade I liked was not the one on sale. I spoke about it with a friend and she said it’s a sales tactic to get people to buy the skin. I felt like I got baited and switched, and if it wasn’t for the positive comments I got on the photo that I sent to some people, I would have not purchased the skin. This was the photo that I took inworld (untouched except to stretch it out):

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The demo hair is from Miss C – Tania. I bought this har too ^^ I loved the lips on Jaz skin, so I left those alone in these photos and added eye makeup from Oceane’s (liner – you know I love the Bardot line ^^) and Mock cosmetics (eyeshadow).

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The next thing I wanted to tell you all is that I finally got SLink feet!  I knew that I was going to have to get them sooner or later. Now that I have them, I will say this. Even though I understand that it doesn’t matter to designers to make shoes based on SLink feet, (because no matter what they have to make the shoe using a base), but for the consumer, I think it’s a bit odd to have to purchase one product from one merchant to wear a different product from a different merchant.

Some people will compare it to the Lolas, because they use appliers for clothing. But anyone who has worn Lolas knows that the clothing can be worn with or without the breasts. You can’t do that with SLink based shoes (yes in theory I suppose you can edit the shoe but suppose if it still doesn’t look right?). Someone had said that she would be afraid to wear shirts that were made for Lolas because they wouldn’t look right on normal breasts. I found that absurd because it’s basically a system layer…remember system layers?

I need to figure out the RGB code for Deetalez skins so I can wear my older N-Core shoes…had some cute Chic shoes in Hiver that would had gone well with this outfit but couldn’t get them to match. So if anyone has any prior experience for this newbie, help would be much appreciated.

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There were…and still are…so many Halloween hunts that I couldn’t share them all with you. This dress for instance is part of the Liv Glam hunt, and all items are 5L each. There were several more items that I got from there, but chose not to show them today. Also, the jewelry that I am wearing is Artistry by E’s latest group gift. The stones really go well with the dress I think, which is why I chose to wear it.

For the photos, I decided to visit a photostudio that i used to go to a lot. They have a lot of poses, props, and backgrounds.

That’s all from me for right now – stay tuned!

Styling Credits

I think everything is credited within the blog post, so no need to repeat here :D

Always Donna Flora

donna-flora-final_001GIORGIA  by Donna Flora

When I read on Plurk that the creator of Donna Flora, Squinternet Larnia (Giulia) had passed away, it saddened me. Even though I never met her in Second Life, I felt like I had gotten to know her in some way ever since the Donna Flora A to Z project.

Maybe I’m just projecting because I lost someone close to me not too long ago, but I feel it’s a shame that we lose talented people so early. I always said to my friends the youngest I think people should move on is 80 years old, and that’s if they are ill. Of course, no one should have to suffer for years on end just to make it to that age…I guess what I am saying is that I wish we were all happy and healthy so we can enrich each others’ lives for a long time.

I am happy for Giulia because she was able to leave her mark on the world in many ways. She will be remembered by her loved ones. Thanks to youtube, the world can listen to her sing. And because of her store, everyone in Second Life will be able to have a part of her spirit always.

I had heard that Giulia had wanted Donna Flora to stay open as long as SL was around. I really hope that happens. I don’t know, maybe all of the future sales can go towards a foundation set up in her name? That would be pretty cool I think.

Styling Credits

Jewelry by Donna Flora: GIORGIA Platinum necklace, ring and bracelet
Hair by Donna Flora: LIA hair brunette

Skin: Al Vulo
Top: ISON

Makeup:
Lipstick: Deesses Skins (September moolto gift)
Eyeshadow: MOCK Cosmetics
Eyeliner: cheLLe

Nails: Candy Nail

Moolto hunt – September 2013

Wow – Moolto! I remember in 2011 I was trying to get Jania (my old boss at EDS) into this hunt because it was so popular. Nowadays, if I wasn’t in the moolto group where the hunts are announced, I wouldn’t know much about it at all. When I looked for photos that showed what the hunt items looked like, I couldn’t find any. This is not good, because when I don’t know what the items are like, I tend to just hunt at the stores that are already familiar to me.

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So , I’ve decided to share with you guys some of what is out there this round. The skin that I’m wearing is from 7 Deadly Skins. It is definitely paler than what I am used to wearing, so I took photos using two different windlights just to cover my bases. The lingerie is called Debra from Angel’s Dessous. It has a garter, stockings, gloves, and panties. Don’t let the pictures fool you – the corset is sheer, so if I wasn’t wearing pasties, you could definitely see some nipple action.

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The red lips are not part of the skin – I used some cherry gloss from MOCK Cosmetics. I wanted to do it without any added lipstick, but it would had looked off because everything is so pale. The pop of color makes it look a bit vintage, don’t you think?

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This African print dress is Charltina’s hunt gift for this round of moolto.

If I get around to opening more gifts, I’ll share them with you guys.
Styling Credits

Skin: 7DS - Moolto Sister hunt September 2013
-Belleza- Leila Arcade 15
(found at this round’s Arcade)

Lingerie: Angel’s Dessous – Debra in white (Moolto hunt)

[Charltina's] African Series Mini: Celebrate Dress (moolto hunt)
Nails: Candy Nail #P019 Sweet Angel Blue

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Ivette Mesh Hair – Wild honey
[e] Unfold Flower (older hair)

Makeup:
mock - Cherry Red Aqua gloss [lip 2]
cheLLe - (eyeliner) Eyeliner Basics (Full) (darn didn’t realize I had this on as well)
Maitreya V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes

Shoes: *GField* Flower Pumps “Eve” -white-

Jewelry:
(Donna Flora) IRINA ring
:: PurpleMoon :: Frozen Pearls Earring
:: PurpleMoon :: Frozen Pearls Necklace
Chop Zuey – Laughter & Resurrection Blu Ring
Artistry by E - The Mandy Choker, bracelet, & earring set
(special group gift present – may or may not be available at mainstore)

Poses: Corpus,Manifeste

Social Media Meme

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Multitasking by the pool

New meme – all about social media! I have been multitasking today – blogging, working on a few projects, and will help a friend with a RL paper after I finish this post. Phew! :)

All of my answers are geared towards SL. I do have a Facebook, but it’s not SL based and I use it for gaming and keeping track of close rl friends (because they kept bugging me for my FB link! :P )

1. What was the first social network you joined using your SL Avatar?

Probably Flickr…I have pictures from 2010 that I can’t view because I’m not pro…pfft.

2. Which social networks are you currently on using your SL Avatar?

Flickr
Plurk
Google+
Pinterest
Second Life Profile
2ndHub

I have been meaning to get a Facebook page, but haven’t had the push for it yet. Maybe sometime soon.

3 & 4. Which network is your favorite/ least favorite?

Based on usage, Plurk / 2ndhub. It’s like day and night with the amount of activity.

5. Which network do you have the most amount of connections?

I think Plurk…

6. What are your favorite social networking apps? (if applicable)

I don’t have a smartphone :(

7. What do you like most about social networking sites?

The amount of information available and shared among people, and the community that forms as a result of it. I have seen a lot of good done in a short amount of time that  10-15 years ago would have taken a lot of time and money just to get the word out to people.

8. What do you like least about social networking sites?

Information spreads; misinformation spreads rapidly. So many people believe what they read without fact-checking for themselves that it is scary. You can really destroy someone’s reputation using social media, and I don’t think people should have that ability if it’s for catty reasons.

9. Do you feel social networks are a good way to promote you/your brand/your work?

Just like anything else, you get out what you put in. If you spend minimal time on the network, then you won’t get much back. But if your followers can identify with you because you share information that helps them get to know you, then absolutely.

10. What is your main reason for using Social Networks?

To stay informed as to what is happening in SL. Also to make friends, but I don’t think I have been that successful in that aspect. I know someone who devotes a lot of time on Flickr going to people’s profiles and commenting on pictures. Then when an unfortunate situation happened between her and a designer and she posted it on Flickr, the feedback was huge. She was even surprised that many people responded and put her picture in their favorites to spread the word.

What do I mean by successful? I guess for the most part, when you make a post to share information, you get feedback of some sort. When you make friends, you generally expect feedback within that group of people, and vice versa. When you don’t hear from them in a while, you check their profile to see if everything is okay, and ask other people about them.  I haven’t quite gotten there yet, and I won’t use this post to go into details. But you can always ask me if you want :)

By the way – a couple of the items that I have on are from the Pink Fusion hunt. Some items were tricky to find, so search carefully.

Have fun guys!

Styling Credits

Outfit: [AB] Heart Dress Pink (Pink Fusion Hunt)
Skin: al vulo- Aisha* Candy dark brow sunkissed
Hair: Amacci Hair Seth ~ Onyx
Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Pink
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts

Makeup:
[mock] Bonjour Matte Lipstick [Turkish Rose]
[mock]Party all night/Indifference Cherry Blossom
blackLiquid MAKEUP –  just gloss
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Glitter 01

Jewelry – Chop Zuey
Callicarpia Earrings & Necklace (Pink Fusion Hunt)
The Mystery of Owls Ring

Phone: [ Z U L U ] Phone 5 Black Mesh
Beach towel: Sway’s  (this is an old Costa Rica gift – idk if they have it for sale)
Chocolates & Wine: Creations Kitchen

A Belated Valentine’s Greeting

vday_003Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hey guys! I just wanted to wish you all a happy belated Valentine’s ^^ I was planning on showing a nice sexy number to celebrate, but just wasn’t in the mood :p I did manage to pick up a few gifts and sales along the way.

Drift is having a sale right now – 99L on all purple, pink, and red items. Hence, the nice new shirt that I am wearing now :) Also, Gos Boutique has a lovely pair of shoes as a group gift now at the store.

Want more sales and gifts? Then check out this pinterest link here.

I tried to get Snowflake in the photo, but he’s nowhere to be found. I swear ever since I moved, you can never find this cat anymore. At the old house, he would always be up under me. Figures…

Styling Credits

Pants: DRIFT City Pants -Ombre Black (currently at The Couturier’s Docks)
Shirt: DRIFT City Shirt [MESH]-Red
Undershirt:.::CENSORED::.  BodySuit red (
Barbie Bitch hunt item)
Shoes: [Gos] Grace Sandal – Red Glitter
Hair: [LeLutka]-VENT hair – BlondeFun
Skin:al vulo- Lyala* Mystic dark brow sunkissed
Shades: Izzie’s – Oversized Sunglasses (brown lenses)
Nails: Bamboo Nails – Natural French

m.o.c.k. makeup:
[mock]Crema LipColor Cranberry Crush
[mock]Heterochromia eShadow for Blue and Green
[mock]Crema LipColor  Cranberry Crush
[mock] Miss Vanity Eyeshadow with lashes [gris]

Jewelry:
Ring: LaGyo_Bonbon ring gold (old tdr item)
Chop Zuey: The Blood of Babylon Bracelet, Earrings, Necklace

Couch: Trompe Loeil