Special sale at Similar Italian Footwear this weekend!

Similar Italian Footwear has a special sale at their mainstore today! They have a fatpack of shoes available for 50% off, and only 30 people will be able to take advantage of this offer. 450L is only 150L more than a single pair of these shoes, by the way.

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What you do is to go to the store, pay this vendor 450 L, and if it reaches its target number, everyone who has paid will get the shoes. If not, you will get a gift card for 450L. Since I REALLY want the shoes, I am sharing this information with you all. So head on down and buy! You can also check out Similar Footwear on Facebook.

The Journey to getting 99+ faves on Flickr

Hey guys! Today I want to share with you all two things. One, my progress on getting closer to 99+ faves on my Flickr photos. And two, a nifty little script that I found online that allows you to see who isn’t following you on Flickr, but that you are following.

monica querrien - my journey to 99+ faves on flickr


Part I. My Journey

I started my Flickr account in 2010 so that I could

1. host the ads that I created for the Hair Fair bandanas and
2. be with my Second Life peers (before I was using photobucket).

Back then people used Flickr pretty much the way it was intended – to showcase their photos. I didn’t really care about views or faves. But it was nice when I got a couple of faves, along with some comments.

In November 2013 (almost 2 years ago on the nose), I commented about my photo faves on Flickr. “I don’t think my photos are good enough to be a picture pleaser – I probably would have more faves on Flickr lol. Last time I checked 5 faves was the highest that I had. “

Later that month was when I started linking my photos to Flickr as an attempt to increase my views, because I think by then people were starting to pay attention to Flickr. Plus, I didn’t have to use up space on my blog by hosting the photo. Sometimes what I do is to have one main photo on Flickr, and then upload the other photos to WordPress.

I think this photo was the first one to get 30 faves without a meme or other blogger challenge supporting it. I like it because it’s a pure fashion piece with a plain background.

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New at Kustom 9 – Genesis Angie Mesh Head

In my quest for the perfect mesh head (for me), I saw this mesh head from Genesis Lab at Kustom 9. Because I was not in a gacha mood, I looked around at various yard sales to see if I could find a head in the shade that I liked.

Genesis Angie – Smile (Latte) @ Kustom 9
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Once again, Genesis Lab impresses me with their quality mesh heads. The eyes, makeup, and eyelashes are all included in the package. The HUD was pretty cool, even though I didn’t like any of the lipstick shades.

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Previously I bought (or was given) Julia and Emily in Cappuccino.

Genesis JuliaGenesis Julia – Relaxed (Cappuccino)

I didn’t like the other one, so I never took a picture of it. I liked Angie because I was able to find a shade closer to my “natural” tone. And it just looks better. I still do not think this mesh head is “me”, but for only 99L, it’s not bad at all. I think this would make an excellent head for someone out there.

Do you think Angie on me looks somewhat like a headshot that I took last year? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Ironwood Hills – Winter Edition

Hey guys! Things have been busy as of late. My grandmother, who had been bedridden with severe bedsores for the past month, passed away on Monday. She was one day short of turning 91 years old.  So I am a bit distracted at the moment. I have a ton of cool blog posts coming up – already have pictures taken for them. I think I will redo some of them, because after sitting on them for several days, I find that I’m not 100% happy with the way they turned out.

I DID get to go exploring a bit at Ironwood Hills. According to the notecard that was given to all visitors:

“The once rainy city of Ironwood Hills has been transformed into a desolate winter landscape . A barren rural area with glimpses of city life, the town stands abandoned and frozen in time. A horrific snow globe capturing just one memory in the long life of Ironwood Hills.

Featuring both urban and rural areas, a graveyard, snowy hedge maze and asylum, sideshow circus plus many other areas to explore. All touched by the hazy shade of winter with falling snow. The sim is full rez enabled with no auto return to allow photographers to take their time with getting the perfect scene.”

I used the region windlight, so it is pretty dark (and cold!). I saw a cemetery, some old shops, and several people I assume that were taking their own pictures ^^

And yes, I’m one of those people who walk around with sunglasses at night. It protects my eyes from all of that snow and wind :P

Styling Credits

Skin: Glam Affair – Alice – SummerParty – Jamaica
Hair: [elikatira] Estelle
Glasses: [Armidi Gisaci] Fi Umo Sunglasses – Black Turtoise / Black Lens (N/A)
Top: Spirit Store – November turtleneck sweater
Leggings: SPIRIT – Welosa leggings
Necklace: :: PurpleMoon :: Atomic Necklace Gold/Blue
Boots: REIGN.- Not Your Momma’s Knit Boots- Unrigged
Flashlight: Ironwood Hills  (you can get one before you teleport to the main area)

Happy Halloween 2015!

Hey guys! I just wanted to wish everyone a very happy Halloween. Get all of the candy, and keep out of trouble. I’m getting ready to head over to HavenHollow for some trick-or-treating – maybe I will see you there ^^
halloween 2015 - blacklace - second life


Styling Credits

Hat:  Witch hat: ghee – Witches Hat Halloween Gift (from last year)
 Skin: -Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica
Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Frances Spook Lace Camisole set w/ omega
Boots: Maitreya Thigh High Boots – Black Gold Snake 
Pose: Di’s Opera
Location: Crystal Rock