New Profile Pic!

Hey guys! I am sure that some of you have noticed that I switched over to wearing a mesh head around the end of last year. After Bento came out, I felt awkward not wearing a mesh head when everyone around me were happy with the new Bento heads and seemed to adapt fairly easily to it. Even though I wasn’t a huge fan, I started wearing my Kori head from Catwa just so I could start getting used to things. You can see those photos towards the end of the year…one day I just went, “Eff it!” and started wearing my head.

After a good friend gifted me the Catya bento head from Catwa in January, I used the shape that I was working on for the past month to help finalize my shape. I do not like the fact that some face pixels are missing in the demo. It’s hard to get an accurate feel of the head unless you make the plunge and buy the head. Some people may sneeze at ~$20 USD, but I am not one of them. I do plan on getting a Lelutka head later this year, because I liked that one as well.

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New group gift from Ghee!

Hey guys! I wanted to show off this new dress from Ghee while I was on my visit to Ashemi. The sim is set up as an urban city. I found some sparklers while walking around, and decided to have a bit of fun twirling them. Now, if I saw a dragon hanging around, it would almost make me feel like I was celebrating the New Year...Chinese New Year that is…


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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

Another Day in the City

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Hey guys!  I’m back in New York City SL, and today I think I will explore the residential area. There are some places for rent…perhaps one of you would like to live in the city? I have a few things that I want to talk about in this post that I’m excited about.

First things first – I finally got the Lolas mesh breasts that everyone is talking about now as a belated gift. I absolutely love them ,and no, I won’t be showing any nudes photos – the fashion feeds are filled with them, so go look there 😛 I am not sure how they grew to be so popular. I think it’s because mesh = new and exciting, and people started requesting a number of designers to make the appliers to go with the breasts.  With that being said, having these breasts doesn’t automatically mean slutty. People do have naturally larger-than-average breasts in real life, and to me it’s like saying they are sluts because they don’t have a size A cup.

One thing I wanted to do was to find cheap/free clothing to see how my new breasts would look in them.

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Bewbapalooza is a sales event that caters to those who have enhanced breasts, namely the Lolas mesh Tango breasts. Pretty Liar has a cute 1L top that I snagged and tried on. Actually, most of the stores participating in the event have a free/cheap/group gift, so if you want to practice applying the clothing layers to your breasts and adjusting, this would be the place to do it. Also, the Hello Titty (lol…I can’t even think that without laughing) hunt is going on now. I did get a dress that I will blog in another post…and after looking at the website I think I will pick up a few more items as well.

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Yes, the mesh breasts have seams where your skin starts and the breasts end. But I believe when you get the skins that have the appliers for them, you can minimize them. Also, the bigger you go, you have to pull out the breasts some to make it look right. Likewise, the smaller you go, you can pull the breasts into your chest a bit. For the first few days I felt that my breasts were too high up, so I lowered them a bit to make it look better. All in all, I find the Lolas Tango breasts to be relatively easy to use, and worth the price if it’s in your budget and can see yourself wearing them on at least a semi-regular basis.

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The next thing I want to show you is the Ladymana hair from CaTwA. This has got to be the GREATEST hair ever…it comes with its own hoodie! Do you know how much I have wanted to wear a hoodie in SL where I don’t have to make the hoodie super big to fit over my hair? And it got me to wear a pink color…something that I don’t do often. The hoodie hair has a standard HUD with 9 basic colors, the lightest color being a lighter version of the pink that I am wearing. For an additional 250L, you can get the pro HUD that has 40+ colors, plus you can have more than one color (at least that’s what the HUD looks like to me when I look at the standard one…it shows you what you can get with the pro).

Until next time guys! ❤

Styling Credits

Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts
Skin: al vulo– Lyala* Mystic  sunkissed (old TDR Fusion item)
Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Ladymana Roots /Honey
Shirt: [PL] Advantage Tee
Jeans: Maitreya Flare Jeans (for heels)  #5
Hot pants: Mimikri – Hot pants / On Stage pink (old item; not sure if they still have it)
Shoes: N-core EMPORIUM “Garnet”
Nails: [Bamboo] Nails -Natural French
Clutch: ::HH:: Hucci Knuckle Clutch – Pink Lace

Makeup:
[mock]May LipColor  [nightshade]
[mock] Miss Vanity Eyeshadow with lashes [Olivine]
 Al Vulo! Mesh Lashes

Jewelry:
Chop Zuey – Summer Solstice Ring
Artistry by E – Bracelet 1 (old womenstuff hunt gift)

Second outfit:

Shorts: MIEL FIT SHORTS – natural
Sneakers: ::Duh!:: (W) Sneaker Boots Black Out
Socks:  Indyra Originals – i(heart)Unity over-the-knee gym socks: Black
Lollipop: n/a

Poses: Manifeste, Corpus, DARE (n/a)

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

Hey everyone! Sorry I have not blogged in a bit, but things were busy, both in SL and in RL. Why so serious in that photo? I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, as well as making changes in how I want to participate in Second Life…

1. Last month I moved in SL – still living on the beach of course, but I’m in a much better environment. When i first got my own place, I wanted to have parties and have a great time. This year I will keep a healthy balance between work and fun.  I’ll talk about my adventures in  furniture shopping for the place on another post.

2.  I was a model in the Voluptia Lingerie fashion show, which was my first show in over a year. It really felt like 2 shows since we prepared for another show with a different sponsor, but the show was canceled. The experience was a refresher in runway modeling, and it has encouraged me to continuing pursing my goals for modeling.

3.   Over the summer I became marketing chair with a company that specializes in marketing innovative products that help business owners.  We have several things planned for this year and can’t wait for them to take place. However, this year I will take the time to work on my own projects. Helping people to make their own dreams come true is great, but it’s a different feeling when you are in the driver’s seat so to speak.

4. Blogging! WordPress has a cool end of the year report about your blog. Here is an excerpt of what it says:

“600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

In 2012, there were 80 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 126 posts. There were 350 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 121 MB. That’s about 7 pictures per week.”

I am proud of my progress so far with blogging. One of my goals is to be more consistent in posting. It’s pretty obvious that the more content you have, the more visits you will get. I am really happy with the way my photos have been coming along.  However it can be a bit discouraging because it seems like if you don’t have the ability to enable shadows in SL, people won’t see your photos as being any good.

5. My inventory desperately needs to be cleaned out.  At 52, 346 items, I feel that is too much. My goal is to get between 30k – 31k items by going though everything and deleting old stuff. Also, by boxing up/deleting mesh sizes that I don’t need (XXS, L) I can get rid of stuff I don’t need as well.

I think this is all for now – a lot of things to think about and work on indeed. Until next time!

Styling Credits

Jacket/top: GizzA – Felicia Coat -Mesh [Leopard]
Pants: GizzA – Skinny Pants [Grunge Dirty]
Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Candy V2 Roots/Honey (new store gift)
Nails: [Bamboo] Nails (Dark red Victorian Lace white)
Skin: al vulo– leilani* april gold fish sunkissed
Shoes: N-Core COQUETTE Platform “Wild”  (Old Group Gift)

Makeup:
[mock] SheerGlow LIpcolor [lip 2] [Carissma]
[mock]Blackest Night Shadow (eyeshadow)
Al Vulo! Mesh Lashes

Pose: (from chair) Trompe Loeil Club Chair corduroy black

Shhh…want to know my secret?

I definitely don’t want to keep this sexy find a secret! Erotique Designs has a new outfit out called Shh….

The black lace tube top will make anyone feel sexy and erotic as they wear out for a fun night out. Both the top and the pants hugs your body, accentuating every curve.

The back of the pants is entirely lace. If you want to be less daring, you can always wear a pair of boycut undies, Or, you can be like me and wear a thong….hehe.

Styling Credits

Outfit: Erotique Designs – Shh…. *
Hair: CaTwA
Glasses: Armidi
Makeup: Oceane‘s
Earrings: fab.pony
Shoes: N-Core
Nails: Candy Nail

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Girls’ Night out @ SL Chippendales

 

I decided to have a girls’ night out with my female friends. I had wanted to go to SL Chippendales for a while, but the timing was never right.  After sending out a bunch of invites, I got all dressed up for an evening of fun.

 

Nope – this isn’t my kitchen 🙂 Before we went out, I decided to have a look at some skyboxes to see what I liked. I forget what skybox this was, but the one I got  is a great steal for only 99L. The sale will be over soon, so hurry!

Now let’s see…what do I have on? I am wearing hair from CaTwA called Necole in Mahogany.  I loved their Honey color too, but the rest of the color pack did not look good with my coloring. CaTwA actually has free hair in their subscribo (so does Exile), so you may want to get that as well. The outfit is one of Meghindo‘s creations. It has sleeves too but I opted not to wear them for this night. The jewelry is from Chop Zuey – Candlelight necklace and The Eccentric Samurai bracelets from the 12 Days of Christmas gifts (no longer available, but join the group to get weekly free gifts!). The nails are from Candy Nail – Japanese Soul in gold, and the shoes are from N-core – Soul Xtreme Heel in Caramel.

So after we get there, the guys come out dressed in suits, and start dancing on stage. Soon after they came onto the dance floor and started dancing with the guests.

The next 2 segments I think were theme based – this one had a winter theme. I loved this outfit (both on and off ^^)

I thought this was cute – a wearable couch. And this was the first time I actually saw in world one of these Bloom Dolls.

The next theme was Cowboys…were they wearing shirts? I think so but things tend to get a bit hazy..hehe. The dancers gave the guests flowers and other small tokens of appreciation throughout the night.

They guys went backstage and came back out for one final dance. I think this is the first time I have seen such buff bodies that are able to actually be capable of having conversation. I think we have all seen those muscular types in SL that can barely speak one complete sentence. It was indeed a pleasure to watch…