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

The End of E U P H O R I A

bubble_001NO! It can’t be the end….

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 😀

I love shopping

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Hello everyone! Have Iever said how much I LOVE shopping? Well, maybe I haven’t said so much as I’ve shown how much I love it 🙂 Lately I have been in the mood to have purses & bags for accessories. Right now, my two go-to blogs to check out what sort of purse to buy have been  All the Rage by Lilo Denimore  & Just Magnetized by Justyna Magne. I saw this post from Justyna and decided to get the clutch purse from Faun. It reminds me of a fashionable lunch bag! And yes, I bought the blue one to go with my outfit ^^

N-Core is currently having a sale on select shoes. I live for these sales because it’s a good time to stock up on the shoes that you didn’t get around to purchasing yet. I haven’t finished shopping yet, but maybe I will show you guys what I got from the sale later. And Kanou has a new release called Sofia – love the ruffle details on this dress 🙂

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Endra recently had a buy one, get one free sale at Artistry by E. There was also a sale on the Hope Diamond jewelry set – it comes with the necklace and bracelet that I am wearing, as well as the earrings (which my hair is hiding – booo). I think this set is already back in her vault, but I will say that this is probably one of my favorite pieces from her. I think there are a couple of pieces that are similar at the mainstore, so you should go and see what you can find.

Okay – that’s enough of a break – time to hit the streets again! Until next time – happy shopping!

Styling Credits

Skin: Glam Affair
Hair: Magika – Bliss
Dress: Kanou Sofia Blue
Shoes: N-core TRIUMPH “Marine”
Purse: * faun Vivian Metallic Clutch -Blue-
Jewelry: Artistry by E – The Hope Set
Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Pink
Pose: Isomotion & Corpus

Is it Autumn yet?

boho-forest_003The Cyprian Garden

Hey guys! I can’t believe we are still having nice weather in October…at least in my area 😀 So I have decided to take advantage and sport a more summery look before it’s time to break out the old sweaters (or shop for new ones!).

I went for boho chic with this look. I’ve got my flowy skirt on (how often do you see me in one of these, guys?) , my jewelry (most of it is hidden in the shadows…I also have on a ring and earrings but I chose not to credit them because you can’t see them), and my sandals (also hidden).

I recently discovered the Cyprian Garden when my boss gave me the landmark for it. I work for a rental place, and everyone has access to the garden area. I am not 100% sure if it’s open to the public…from the access page it looks like it is. The only thing is, you do have to be adult verified to enter.

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Styling Credits

Outfit: Indyra Originals Mesh – Buena Boho Beach
Skin: al vulo– Aisha* Candy  sunkissed
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Melissa Mesh Hair – Gingerbread (Sept arcade item)

Jewelry:
::je::suis::africain::bellychain
Artistry by E: The Monica Necklace & Bracelet

Pose: Manifeste

Remembering September 11th

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As September 11th comes to an end, I think about what happened on this day 12 years ago.

I remember going over the Manhattan Bridge and seeing so much smoke in the sky. When the conductor said that a plane had crashed into one of the Twin Towers, some of the passengers as well as myself thought the pilot was an idiot for crashing into a building.

I remember arriving on campus and feeling numb as my friends filled me in on the events surrounding the plane crashing.

I remember all of us calling on cell phones, office phones, and as well as pay phones trying to account for our loved ones, and to let them know that we were okay.

I remember getting a ride home from Queens to Brooklyn because the MTA had suspended train and bus service due to the events, and how the roads were jammed packed full of cars, all desperate to get to their desired destinations.

I remember smelling the acrid smoke for weeks in Brooklyn, even though we were miles away from Ground Zero.

We should all cherish every day of our lives. It’s events like this that puts everything into perspective and helps us to remember what is important in life.

Styling Credits

Dress: Gatsby’s (group gift)
Jewelry: Artistry by E

Hair: D!va @ The Arcade (September round)
Skin: Glam Affair
Purse: Indyra Originals
Pose: Manifeste

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

42 SL Groups Challenge!

sl-groups-meme_002How are you enjoying the summer?

Hey guys! I’m still not as inspired to blog about things. I did tweak my shape a bit, because I was tired of being just a wee bit too big for a S but M looks big on me around the waist.

Berry did a cool meme this week about Second Life groups, so I got semi-inspired to do a post ^^

1. Have you reached the 42 group limit?

No, but that’s because I leave 2 group slots open for temporary group slots.

 2.  Do you do a lot of group hopping to keep up with all the groups you want to stay a part of?

 I don’t do a lot of it, but I do hop around if the store doesn’t have a subscriber group or if there is an event and the group will close to new membership at a certain point.

3.  What makes you want to join a group?

When I first started SL, I joined groups based on how much I liked their free items and group gifts. Also, if my friends had a “friends” or a “DJ” group, I would join that. After the groups expanded from 25 to 42, I was able to join groups that related to what I was interested in – blogging, modeling/fashion, as well as business related groups. So now, what makes me want to join a group is based on interest and whether it’s vital for me to be part of that group.

4.  A lot of store VIP groups have a group fee which you have to pay to join. How do you feel about paying group fees?

I don’t really like group fees. I remember when LL increased the number of group slots, a lot of stores suddenly had group fees. Some even put group fees and then gave no gifts or anything that would make me feel like a VIP group member. I feel if you aren’t offering anything extra, don’t make me pay $250-$300-$500-$1000L for empty group space so to speak.

Even though this could be answered in the next question, I’ll bring it up here to make a point. One of my good friends told me to join M.O.C.K Cosmetics, and I was like oh…but it’s $250L to join. However, she knew I had already owned some makeup from Mockie, and said there was a ton of makeup in the notices. So I said okay I’ll join, and I got like 10 items from notices alone. So just when I joined, the group fee paid for itself. Also, the chat is one of the most friendliest group of people that I have ever seen. That is an example of a good V.I.P. group.

5. Name a few groups that you are a part of that you feel everyone should look into joining and share your reasons behind that.

* Chop Zuey – I love their jewelry, and you get several quality pieces a month. Quality meaning that these are items that are sold in the store, and not just a rushed item that’s not fit to be sold. If you are female and don’t mind wearing men’s jewelry, then the gifts are even better. Even if you didn’t want to join their group, they have free items for non-members, but what Belle sometimes does is give 1-2 items of a set to non-members, and the rest to members. Don’t want to pay to get the whole set? Just join the group. The group fee is 350L to join.

* Artistry by Ejewelry store which has classic jewelry, and you get up to 3 customized jewelry sets for your rez day, which is sent out to everyone in the group. Right now there is a sale at the store, and it’s only 100L to join, so a very good time to join.

* Gos Boutique – you can get discounts on shoes, and excellent customer service. I see the group fee is 50L right now (it used to be free and then 500L when a group gift is available).

* Gizzaclothing store that has nice group gifts. I think it’s free…I remember at one time they tried to put a group price,  but changed it back. This is where I go when I want to give people a quick makeover – a lot of nice pieces that you can mix and match.

* M.O.C.K Cosmetics (for the reason I said above)

Styling Credits

Skin: Glam Affair – Lilith – Jamaica – Clean (not sure if it’s still at GA since it was up for retirement)
Hair: =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Shell” Dark Brown
Shirt: !*Bliss Couture  Mesh*! Members Appreciation gift –  Floral Shirt (not sure if Bliss closed already)
Pants: DeeTaleZ Skinny  Jeans (forgot if this was a special color for a hunt or is it available in store)
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Nude Pumps  – Port au Prince
Makeup:
[mock] Miss Vanity Eyeshadow with lashes [gris]
cheLLe – (eyeliner) Eyeliner Basics (Full)
blackLiquid MAKEUP –  just gloss
Maitreya V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes

Nails:Candy Nail #GACHA Alphabet Nails *Q*
Pose: Exposeur

A Sunny Colette

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Group gift from Artistry by EGatsby’s “The Colette Dress”

Hey guys!  A couple of days ago Artistry by E’s group members got a special gift from Endra – a unreleased dress in a special exclusive color palette from Gatsby’s.  I thought the dress was a nice way to transition into summer, and great for wanting to look casual  yet chic at the same time.

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Miamai – The Critters Society – Floatie Bear in blue

This has got to be one of my favorite items from The Arcade – my floatie bear ^^ The cushy paw makes a great pillow for relaxing while in the water, and I like how parts of my body dangles lazily in the water.

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I think I’m going to take a nap – see you guys soon! ^^

Styling Credits

Dress: *Gatsby’s* The Colette Dress (LEMON)
Skin: al vulo– Ramona* peacock dark brow sunkissed
Feet: [Gos] Mesh Feet – Flat Foot
Hair: “”D!va“” Hair “Sayaka2” (Type B)(Citrine)
Makeup:
[mock]  Peenk Secret Menu Lipcolor (Mock Lip)
blackLiquid MAKEUP –  just gloss
[mock] Golddigger Glam Eyeshadow {/eye/}
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire

Jewelry: – Chop Zuey

Black Ice Bangles Bracelets
Black Ice Necklace

L.O.T.D – 04/15/13

memorie-skirt_003Puerto Banus Beach

Hey guys! I’m still not 100% back into blogging mode, so that’s why you haven’t seen much from me lately. I was reading something about blogging tips, and the author said she liked to take vertical photos because they looked bigger. So I decided to make my photo vertical today 🙂

As some of you may know, I am not a huge fan of long skirts. Even though pencil skirts can be sexy, that is not something I would normally gravitate to unless I have something in mind for a look. Enter the Memoire Pencil Skirt by Indyra Originals.

Most people would say red and orange hues give off a feeling of warmth, and I was no exception. Luckily I had just bought a tank top from Tee*fy from 50L Friday that would go great with the pencil skirt. I’m still in my red Betty phase for hair, so of course I kept that look.

If you can, you should always have at least one pair of shoes in every major color. For me, that would be red, blue, yellow, purple, green, orange, pink, black, white, brown, silver, and gold. That way, you don’t have to worry about matching outfits. Many people would have probably went with a red pair of shoes – it’s a common color, and you still would good. But I chose to wear my mango stilettos to accentuate the nectarine color in the skirt. Add a nice bracelet that follows the general color scheme, and you are ready to go 🙂

I think I will explore this beach a bit more, so see you guys later!

Styling Credits

Top: Tee*fy Skyla Ruffle Sleeve Tank Chilli
Skirt: Indyra Originals Mesh: Memoire’ Pencil Skirt: Poppy/Nectarine

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Betty Mesh Hair – Gingerbread
Skin: al vulo– Ramona* peacock dark brow sunkissed
Shoes: N-core TANGO II XtremeHeel II “Mango”
Jewelry: Artistry by E – The Lisana Bracelet
Nails: Bamboo Nails – natural french

Makeup:
[mock]Indigo Rochelle Venus Foxy Chili Choco (eye/lip)
blackLiquid MAKEUP –  just gloss
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
Al Vulo! Mesh Lashes

Pose: Di’s Opera – Black Seduction @ Limited Bazaar

 

10 SL Firsts Meme – Moni Style

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Lionheart Pumbaa – Public Parking Garage

Hey guys! I haven’t been in the mood for blogging much lately 😦 I don’t have the focus needed to do it atm…hope I snap out of my funk soon. So I’ll make this one a meme AND a Look of the Day post ^^ Check credits for more info on the outfit!

1.    First SL Friend: This to me seems subjective. Is it literally the first person you friended in SL? Or is it the first real friend that you have had? I think I will answer it in the latter way: PaulieB Podless.

I remember when Lasher took me from a burlesque club (the first adult place I went to in SL after I found out I had to get verified) to an adult beach, Paulie was the first friend that I made. He became the DJ for the beach, and I would sit and listen to him talk at times about how he was going to make his own club. To me that was a big deal, because I had been to several clubs (Galaxy, Ambrosia) and I was thinking wow he wants to make a club…and I know him haha. I turned to him for his no-nonsense advice many times throughout the years.

The club part didn’t quite take off the way I thought it would, but he became a good DJ…most people who were into reggae at that time knew who he was. A Scottish guy playing reggae songs makes quite an impression! He left SL about 6 months ago, not sure why, but I hope he makes it back here someday.

2.    First SL Kiss: I’m pretty sure it was when I went out on a date with Mo Bing. He was one of the first guys I met in SL…I was at a club (think it was Ambrosia) and he messaged me. He took me different places, and never asked for more than a kiss. What happened to those guys, huh? Lol…

3.    First SLex time/place/partner: Oh…Bravo Daxter. Time? I know it was after I went to the adult beach, so maybe 4-6 weeks into my SL. Place? His place…they had spots on the beach where people could do…stuff…but I was too shy. The experience wasn’t that bad, and I had seen what people did with poseballs on the beach so I wasn’t a total rookie haha. The reason why I remember his name is the drama that happened after the SLex 😛 Geez…

4.    First SL Partner/Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Wife/Husband: Never had one…for about half the time I’ve been in SL I wasn’t even open to the concept cause I had seen too many partnerships go the way of lots of drama. I have been on the receiving end of watching friends change whenever they had a significant other and not value the friendship that we had. Now I am more receptive to one, so we will see what happens.

5.    First SL Job: In January 2011 I became a club manager as well as a store manager. So I went from not working at all to immersing myself in work.

6.    First SL Creation: I think it was a bathing suit…was really cute too.

7.     First Encounter with a Linden:  We had a griefer on the sim the store was on, so the owner contacted the sim owner, who then contacted LL. A Linden came by a half hour later or so to see what was going on.

8.    First Encounter with a SLebrity: This is a hard question…I feel like all of the people who would be considered SLebrities were at their height of their “careers” before I came to SL. So I would react to them differently than someone who was around in 2007-2008. That’s not to say that I don’t do a double take when I see content creators, bloggers, photographers, and people from Plurk inworld.

One time, my friend and I were at LISP Bazaar, and I saw Matteo Bettencourt and I think Angelik Lavecchia. I was telling my friend omg they look good even when shopping for furniture!!  They looked like someone literally pulled them from the runway and placed them into the store.

9.    First SL Sim you fell in love with: I liked Lionheart Ahadi (the sim where the store was located), because it felt like a neighborhood. We used to go driving when we weren’t working, and went to the adjourning sims, which were really nice. It felt suburban in a way. You could take the train or bus to different places as well.

10.    First SL Blog Post: https://monisworldsl.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/easter-sunday/

I always feel like I talk too much in these memes lol.

Styling Credits

Skin: al vulo– Ramona* solstice dark brow sunkissed (old TDR fusion item)
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Betty Mesh Hair – Gingerbread (this month @ Fameshed)
Top: ISON – oversized top – (black) (last month’s item @ C88)
Pants: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * Dirty
Shoes: [Gos] Grace Sandal – Red Glitter (V-day group gift)
Jewelry: Artistry by E – The Bruna Set (group gift; item in stores soon with different color matches)
Makeup:
Pink Fuel – Classic Lipstick – Pin Up Red
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
blackLiquid MAKEUP –  just gloss
Al Vulo! Mesh Lashes

Pose: Di’s Opera – Black Seduction @ Limited Bazaar