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)

Relaxation Time!

Don’t fall asleep in the tub!

After a long day, how do you relax? Some people like to take a long hot bath or shower. I like using scented products, especially the ones at Lush. But Lush is kinda pricey, especially the soaps.

Others like to relax with a glass of wine, or perhaps something a bit stronger…winks. I have to say that I don’t drink a whole lot in RL, so it’s more of a treat rather than a relaxation method. But I do like vodka based drinks 🙂

This is my favorite thing to do – go online and read, play games, watch tv and movies, talk to people, etc. Of course, sometimes other people behind their computers can cause stress, but all I have to do is log off and do something else 🙂

What are some things that you do that relaxes you?

Styling Credits

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Diacentra: Rose
Skin: al vulo– Aisha* Candy blonde brow sunkissed
Hair: (Chemistry) Hair – Harlie
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Ikela Boots – Neutral Collection
Nails: [Bamboo] Nails – Stranded
Earrings: Donna Flora: FLORA
Location: Manor Suites

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

I know I’m a little bit late, but it’s never too late to spread some holiday fun and cheer! I hope everyone has had a great year, and best wishes for the new Year!

Styling Credits

Gown and staff : :: PM :: Merry Gown – Holidays Gift 2013  (group gift)
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Ivette Mesh Hair –  Chocolate

Jewelry:  Zuri’s – Rose Heart
Nails:  [Bamboo] Nails Dark Red Victorian Lace white
Skin:  Jaz No.3 dark NATURAL CARAMEL

Makeup:
[mock] L’eau Lip Gloss [Falu Red] [Mock]
[mock] Glitter Pop Eshadow in Emerald and Olivine[eye only]
blackLiquid MAKEUP –  just gloss
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
Miamai: Catwalk Lashes_Glitter 01

Holiday Shopping

Walking the streets at Mayfair

Hey guys! This month has been pretty busy – studying for that last month of tests and finals in real life, and then trying to keep up with all the sales, advent presents, and group gifts in Second Life! Now that I have time on my hands, I’ll see if I can catch up with some of the stuff that is still being offered.

Lelutka has a great gift right now for the holiday season – Chill hair that also comes with a hat. Too bad the hat doesn’t change color, but at least you can have it in every hair color ^^

COCO Designs had a 50% off sale that ended on the 15th. I know, I know – I should had told you guys. I had not gone to COCO for a while because all I saw were dolls, and not actual clothing being made. And it’s hard to keep up with what stores have if you aren’t in their group, and the blogs or Flickrs that you follow don’t really feature their designs. But when I did find out about the sale, I was amazed. Once again, COCO has the classic items everyone should have in their wardrobe. I have on the Oversized Coat with a turtleneck sweater, and the black pleated miniskirt (hard to see from this picture but it’s really cute).

I purchased the Hucci Ikela Neutrals fatpack a few days after I got the other boots I previously talked about from the Black Friday sale. I love them – I have been wearing them a lot lately.

Stay tuned for more items!

Styling Credits

Skin: Deetalez – Jaz No.3 dark NATURAL CARAMEL
Hair: [LeLutka]-CHILL hair – Burnt
Coat & Sweater: *COCO*_OversizedCoat(w/Turtleneck) – DuckBlue
Leggings: MichaMi: Pia Leggings in Black (n/a)
Skirt: *COCO* Pleated MiniSkirt (Black)
Boots: Hucci Ikela Boots – Neutral Collection
Nails: [Bamboo] Nails – Stranded (group gift)
Poses: Manifeste

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

 

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

Bright and beautiful

color-block_004Ricielli sim, near the water

Hey guys -welcome back! I think I am getting the hang of blogging a bit more frequently.  Today I wanted to do something different and experiment with color blocking. What is color blocking, you ask?

We all remember the color wheel, right? We have our primary colors – red, yellow, and blue. Next comes the secondary colors – orange (mix of red and yellow), green (mix of yellow and blue), and purple (mix of blue and red). So image that these colors are on a wheel, with the secondary colors between the 2 primaries that make them up. So if we take yellow and purple, they are complementary to each other, and would make a high contrast look.

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Purple and yellow right? Surprisingly, I didn’t have too many purple items that would be good for the look that I wanted to achieve. And I hardly have any yellow items in my inventory…yikes! I did like how the pink trench coat from Ricielli looked, so I decided to start from there. I took one of my favorite pairs of jeans (from Zaara) and tinted it purple, and added a splash of yellow color by using an old dress from Paradisis as my top under my coat. To add more yellow, I used yellow accessories that I think worked out nicely. Next time I will make sure to use more of the complementary color in my outfit…I think this would had totally rocked if I had like a long yellow sleeveless shirt with maybe a cropped jacket in a third color.

Until next time, guys!

Styling Credits

Jacket: Ricielli Mesh Trench Jacket/#hotpink
Shirt: PARADISIS Mignonne : Dressie top Yellow
Jeans: Zaara : Classic Jeans *indigo*
Skin: al vulo– Ramona* solstice dark brow sunkissed
Hair: “”D!va“” Hair “Marie” (Type B)(Citrine)
Shoes: N-core EMPORIUM “Garnet”
Shades: Izzie’s – Oversized Sunglasses (brown lenses) (mesh)
Nails: Bamboo Nails – Nightsky Jailed

Makeup:
Eyeshadow: [mock]Glitter Pop eShadow [Golden Copper]
Lipstick: [PF] Elly <Maple> – Glam Lipstick – (Smoked Plum)
[mock] Mythic Neutraliser (Lip/eye)
Eyeliner:~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire

Jewelry:
Chop Zuey – A Happy Note in Pink bracelet,earrings,necklace

Poses: Corpus

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

Just Me

Hey guys…I have been feeling pretty bleh lately. The cold weather in real life  has really affected my mood…even made me want to dress in mufti-layered clothing and lounge around Second Life.

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My shades look kinda funky in that photo…didn’t notice it until much later. Ah well 😛 I decided to do a bit of shopping around to see what’s new and exciting.

Elikatira is having a massive hair sale now – all hairs will be discontinued after the sale ends on the 23rd. So of course I had to get some new hair, as well as more colors for some of the ones that I already had before. Another store that is having a sale is Kyoot – sadly, Kyoot will be closing its doors very soon (I heard the sale will end at the beginning of February), so run on down! Khitt and I were talking about how long the store has been around – I have things from 2010, and I think she has even older stuff. Okay – all of the closing has me down again..let’s talk about newer stuff.

Ikon has a new VIP group gift for the month of February. Even though I tend to wear mine from Exodi, I am always looking to find my next new favorite pair of eyes. Also, Al Vulo has a new skin out at TDR Fusion. I wanted to try the Honey tone, but they didn’t have demos there or even at their main store (yes, I went to look haha). So I got my usual sunkissed tone.

Until next time guys…which will probably be soon! ^^

Styling Credits

Skin:
al vulo– Lyala* Mystic dark brow sunkissed (previously @ TDR Fusion)
al vulo– Ramona* solstice dark brow sunkissed (now @ TDR Fusion)

Hair:
[e] Abbey – Brown 09
[e] Unfold – Brown 02

Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism
Shoes: N-core ULTRAPLATFORM “Automne”

Shirt: Kyoot – Soft Holiday Mini Dress (Black)
Cardigan: Ricielli Mesh – Cardigan Off Shoulder /monogram
Pants: DRIFT City Pants [MESH] Ombre Black @ The Couturier’s Docks (36 pieces left)
Nails – [Bamboo] Nails – Natural French

Makeup:
[mock]Crema LipColor – Bellini
[mock] Miss Vanity Eyeshadow with lashes [soft brown]
Al Vulo! Mesh Lashes

Jewelry:
EarthStones Ti’ana Earrings – Onyx
EarthStones Ti’ana Necklace – Onyx
LaGyo – Bonbon ring gold


Foxy in the City

party-time_008Native Fox (in silver) by Indyra Originals

Hey guys! I forgot that I had this in my inventory, so I got it out of the box. I showed a photo to my friend because I wanted ideas of where I should go to take photos. She said, “A dark alley”. Hmm…so I decided to visit New York City SL ^^

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Native Fox comes in silver, bronze, gold and black for the sweater, and the leggings come in brown and black. You can easily wear this as a casual look, or turn it up with some killer accessories.

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It’s the weekend, guys! Whether you are relaxing on the couch at home with the drink of your choice, or having a girls’ night out on the town with friends, this outfit definitely works. So work it out ladies ^^

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I was listening to this as I was taking photos, so I will end this on a festive note. Until next time!

Styling Credits


Outfit: Indyra Originals:  RTW&Mesh: Native Fox Sweater: Silver
Native Fox Metallic Leggings: Black
Hair: [e] Over – Black 03
Skin: al vulo– leilani* april gold fish claveage sunkissed
Shoes:
N-core CHERIE XtremeHeel II “Silver”
Nails: [Bamboo] Nails Natural French

Makeup:
Oceane‘s – Cat Eyeshadow Silver Tattoo Layer
[mock]May LipColor  [nightshade] {1}
[mock] Miss Vanity Eyeshadow with lashes [gris]
Al Vulo! Mesh Lashes

Jewelry:

EarthStones Nose Stud – Yin Yang Silver
Finesmith – Inspired by Nola silver choker
FINESMITH – Massive Diamonds ring
FINESMITH KOSH BRACELET ONYX
FINESMITH PLAYCUBE BRACELET COLOR CHANGE
FINESMITH– Let it drop earrings
Zaara : Sadaf paua bangles *silver*
[ glow ] studio – Pearl Goddess black (silver)

Poses: Manifeste