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! 😛 )

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

Spring @ Meghindo’s

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Spring Flower @ Neva River

 

Hey guys! I picked up Meg’s group gift from the notices the other day, and I really liked what she had for us this month. So I decided to go back to Neva River to take pictures. Normally I would include landmarks, but since this sim won’t be open to the public for much longer, I don’t see the point in crediting it.

 

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Spring Flower is a blouse paired with high-waist shorts; a solid golden beige top and a patterned bottom. Doesn’t it look like a bodysuit? The bottom part reminded me of the Tabula Rasa jewelry from Chop Zuey, so I added the earrings and necklace to the outfit, along with some other pieces.

 

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The Mystery of Owls ring is on sale now at Chop Zuey. All proceeds will go towards the Wold Wildlife Federation until May 31, 2013. I got the ring for free at the “Don’t Hurt Me!” event on Saturday, which served to raise awareness towards animal cruelty.

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See you next time guys!

Styling Credits

Outfit: {Meghindo’s} ~ Spring Flower (group gift)
Skin: al vulo– Aisha* Candy dark brow sunkissed
Shoes: [Gos] Sophia Peeptoe – Gold Snake
Hair: Amacci – Seth ~ Onyx
Nails:  Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Pink

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

Jewelry – Chop Zuey
Stinging Nettle Men’s Bracelet
Tabula Rasa Earrings
Tabula Rasa Necklace
The Mystery of Owls Ring

The Procrastination Meme

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Exploring the Neva River sim

Hey guys! Berry did another meme about procrastination…I admit I procrastinated doing this because I wasn’t sure what to say for some of the answers.

When I found out that Neva had opened up the place where she takes her photos, I felt like I was being invited to tour a famous place (go look at the photos in her flickr album…you will see what I mean). So I visited briefly and talked with a couple of people. The photo above is a random picture I took, and then used ribbet.com to do some editing (thanks for sharing the link, Gogo!). I didn’t like how the settings I used made my skin lighter than usual, so I tried to add some color back by using their tanning feature. Also added some lipstick and blush too…hehe.

See – I’m procrastinating again! On to this week’s meme…

1.  What is the rez date for your current SL Avatar that you use most often?

Monica Querrien – December 26, 2009 – yup right after Christmas :p

2.  Where was the first place you made friends as a newb and got to know people in Second Life?

It was at Noobia, where I had my first place. I remember I would log in, and after I read offline messages and tried on some clothing, I would fly down to the central area, where they had a circular dance floor. sometimes we would dance, but most times we would just stand around and talk. The chats stopped after a while because I guess we all found other things to do, but it was nice to start off the SL day with a chat in the “town hall” so to speak.

3.  Where do you spend most of your SL time now?

When I don’t need to go anywhere, I’m at home. I really like looking outside and seeing all of the pretty blue water.

4. Who is your closest friend in Second Life?

I used to have 2; now I don’t consider anyone to be the “closest”…I do have several friends I hold in high regard though.

 5. What is the most favorite thing in your inventory?

I honestly don’t know 😦 I love all the things! I guess I will have to lose something for me to go, “Awww…but that was my favorite hair/shoe/pants/piece of jewelry!”

6.  The last thing you purchased in Second Life?

Mock’s Smoothie LipColor in Rock Spray; last 0L purchase were demos of Vive Nine Ryvolter items
   
7. What color clothing does your avatar wear most often?

Well, blue is my favorite color. But I go through stages…sometimes I wear mostly black, then I’m attracted to bright and bold colors, then I go for classic netural colors. depends on my mood really.

8. Do you prefer to walk, run or fly?

Whatever works for me at the time :p I don’t really have a preference…although I do notice the times that I want to fly…I can’t cause the sim is a no fly zone *yells and throws things around*

9.  What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in SL?

Hmm…littering our beach with penises as we shot each other with penis guns, free falling from several thousand feet up, having a friend try to pimp a couple of us out on adult sims, a group of us using  body alphas to go around to haunt people at free places for newbies…lots of crazy but not sure what is the craziest thing I’ve done.

10.  Who would you like to play YOU, in the movie of your SLife?

This was another hard one…perhaps Jessica Alba – always enjoyed movies she’s been in.

Here’s a nice link if you want to know how to link to your Flickr photos in your blog. I was doing it wrong, so I had given up until I saw this.

Pink Fuel @ Skin Fair 2013

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Hey guys! Today I will show you the Alyx skin from Pink Fuel, by Mochi Milena. There is a huge fatpack out at Skin Fair that has all of the makeups for each tone. From what I remember, you usually can only get two eyeshadow colors + the lipsticks. So this is really a great deal. I still wear the lipsticks from the Elly skin (just search my blog!).

Alyx comes in 3 eyebrow colors: light brows, red, auburn, dark brows, and a no brows option. There are 10 skin tones in all – I am wearing the Latte tone in my photos. To see the complete lineup, you can look at Mochi’s flickr here.

Starting from top left: Blue, light smokey, natural, pink, pure, purple, smokey, winged

Lip tint: Nude, nude w/ teeth (all lipsticks come with teeth options), orange, pink

Classic lipstick: fuschia,hot pink, orchid, pin up red, ruby red, vintage red

Lip Lustre: Berry Bonbon, Candy Apple, Cherry Bonbon, Hi-C, Icing, Nude, Orange, Pink Bonbon, Rose Bonbon, Salmon, Smoked Pink, Sprinkle, Squeezed

See you at the Skin Fair!

SHINE @ Skin Fair 2013

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Hey guys! This is the next installment of my coverage of the Skin Fair 2013. I have a nice skin called Anela to show you all from SHINE Skins & Fashion, by Love Foxdale.

Anela comes in 1 natural, 1 smokey eyes,  and 3 color makeups – magenta, pink,  and red. It also has a shape, but in these photos I used my own shape. One of the things that I look for in skin is whether or not it can work with my shape. If I have to tweak it significantly, I won’t get it. So that’s why I wanted to show you that you can indeed wear this skin with different shapes.

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Anela in UltraPale, Pale, Tan, & UltraTan

As shown above, Anela comes in 4 skin tones. I liked the freckles and teeth on the tattoo layer (shown previously). I think it gives a more youthful appearance. I hope in the future the makeup will come separately on tattoo layers as well – I think it would be cool to mix and match various eyeshadows and lipsticks to make new shades.

Anela also has an option for cleavage on both tattoo and undershirt layers.

That’s all for now – stay tuned for more updates!

Oceane @ Skin Fair 2013

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Hey guys! Have you been to the Skin Fair yet? If not, don’t worry – you still have over 2 weeks to go 🙂 The Skin fair 2013 starts today, March 15th, and runs until March 31st.  There are over 80 designers spread out over 2 sims, but even with two sims there will be quite a bit of lag due to all of the traffic. So make sure you keep your script count low! A map of the event is here below:

Skin Fair 2013 Map Sim 1 copy   Skin Fair 2013 Map Sim 2 copy

Sim 1   Sim 2

I will be showing you some skins that will be at the fair, so at least you will know what to expect. I believe the inworld group for the Skin Fair may have demos as well, but don’t quote me on that because I don’t have room to join…you would think 42 groups would be enough, right? Okay, on to the skins ^^

The first set of skins, Dee natural skins, are from Oceane Body Design by Oceane Grumiaux. There are 5 shades of tan color, with 4 eyebrow colors of blonde, red, brunette, and black. The darker tans will be available at a later date.

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Dee Natural skin in Vanilla, Cream, Latte, Honey, Coffee

One thing that stood out to me were the lips on Dee. I liked how Oceane made a fuller lip than usual, and I think it looks great even without any lipstick…well maybe just some gloss 🙂 I can’t stay away from makeup too long ^^

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Dee skin w/brunette brows, Bette black eyeshadow

Since the skins are a natural look, you can easily wear makeup with them. Luckily you won’t have to look too far because Oceane has a fantastic line of makeup.

Full Makeup Metallix (lipstick also sold separately):

 Glammy Cat Full Makeup

 Gorgeous Glammy Full makeup:

Bette Eyeshadow (remember there is a black shadow as well):

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And last (but not least if you go to Oceane’s mainstore) is the lovely Lauren Natural skin.

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Lauren Natural Skin w/ Bette eyeshadow

Lauren comes in 6 shades:

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Lauren Natural skin in Vanilla, Cream, Latte, Honey, Coffee, Caramel


Both skins come with normal chest and cleavage. I know some people complain that avatars wear cleavage skins where it wouldn’t make any sense. Well, no worries here – Oceane’s got you covered.

Stay tuned to more coverage at the Skin Fair 2013!

Seven SL Facts About Me

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I love nails!

You know, if you think about something enough, it has a tendency to manifest itself one way or another. For a while now, I have been thinking on how to express more thoughts on my blog instead of just putting up photos of my latest purchases and stylings.  Then Strawberry Singh came  up with a fun meme about sharing some facts about yourself in Second Life. So, let’s start with..

SL Fact # 1: I don’t like being bored in SL, so I will always find something to do. On the rare occasion that I don’t have anything to do, I get a lot of “Omg! YOU’RE bored?” and “No way!” comments.

On the flip side, I get irritated when people ask me whether or not I’m busy (it’s become a 4-lettered word for me), because I feel they equate that to me not having time to spend with them when I say I’m doing xyz. Depending on what I’m doing, I can easily put it aside and do something else. But if I feel like I’m being sized up based on the fact that I actually have something to do, I can get defensive. There was a time where I went from a fast-pace SL lifestyle to having nothing to do at all. The abrupt change took its toll when I didn’t have anything to do or planned, and no one would message me first because they all assumed I was busy. It was a very lonely time in SL for me 😦

SL Fact # 1.5: Especially because of that experience mentioned previously, I have no problems messaging my friends to see how they are and what they are up to in SL.

SL Fact #2:  I need a place to call my own in SL.  I tend to like beachfront properties ^^ I was three weeks old when I had my first residence at Noobia, and they are still around after taking a year off. The brief periods where I did not have (or felt like I had) a place to call my own made me unsettled and restless. I actually got a bit depressed at the end of last year before I decided to change my living situation. Never gave it a second thought after that 🙂

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Relaxing outside with a glass of wine

SL Fact #3:  I love jewelry so much that I’m in 4 different groups inworld for it.

SL Fact #4 : I love driving vehicles – jet skis and cars are my favorites. Right now I am looking at the Felgo cars. But I need one that will hold passengers…it’s not fun to tell your friends, “Sorry – not enough room for you 😛 ” It wouldn’t be so bad if it could hold like 3-4 people + driver, but just one passenger? That’s just mean…

SL Fact #5 : I feel odd when I don’t have on nails or some sort of stiletto heels.

SL Fact #6 : I love prim food and drinks ^^ especially food that gives out items that you can eat. My favorite is my bottle of Fremont wine…for a long time I would sit out on the patio and relax with glasses of wine as I did other things (either in world or on the internet). I remember my old boss invited me for breakfast at her place, and it was fun talking and relaxing over a nice meal.

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Adjusting my mirrors while hoping I don’t get blindsided by a wayward driver

SL Fact #7  : I have a tendency to go randomly afk, and I get in trouble at times with people who are sensitive to time gaps in conversation. I never got why people are so upset with this. Personally, I do not know what is on your side of the screen. So as long as we aren’t in a business meeting or something, I don’t sweat it if you get back to me when you come back. One of my friends has a great profile pick on this:

RL & AFK Happens

As much as I would love to be readily available to respond to your Im sometimes it may not be possible.  RL is crazy and unpredictable so I may not have the chance to set my busy/away status or even give you a brb.  So if I do not respond immediately please don’t take offense, I am not ignoring you.  Rl has just decided to interrupt and RL always comes first.  If this is unacceptable to you, you know where the remove button is on your friends list.

Did you make it this far? Yay! I added pictures so it wouldn’t seem too long…plus since I haven’t blogged in a bit I wanted to make it up to you guys 🙂 That’s it from me though…see you soon!

Styling Credits

Photo 1:

Top: DRIFT Morning Tank [MESH] -Dirty
Shorts: VITAMEN BaseBall Boxer 2011-Charcoal
Socks: Indyra Originals: i(heart)Unity over-the-knee gym socks: White
Hair: ::Exile:: Say What You Want:Dirty
Skin: Glam Affair – Amberly – Jamaica 06

Makeup:
Eyeshadow: [mock]Party all night/Indifference Khaki
Lipstick: [mock]Hypershine Lipcolor – Chestnut
Lashes: [MC] Cyborg Thick Set #2 Lashes Upper and Lower
Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Pink

Rug: Old Candy Nail group gift

Photo 2

Top: PARADISIS Sweater dress : complete cream
Leggings: coldLogic leggings – chea.taupe

Photo 3

Hair + Shrug: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Ladymana Roots/Honey
Jacket: DIRAM -La veste
Top: MichaMi: Washed Out Tank in Gray
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * Dirty
Skin: al vulo– Lyala* Mystic dark brow sunkissed
Shades: [Armidi Gisaci] Fi Umo Sunglasses – Black Turtoise / Black Lens
Nails: [Bamboo] Nails – Natural French

Makeup:
[mock]Lip Tattoo- Cheetah

Jewelry
Ring: Donna Flora: ANEMONE ring
Necklace: FINESMITH Tyra necklace- Onix