Snow…what snow?

 

Today we had our first snow of the year in my area – a light, powdery snow. Since it was cold the light dusty powder started to stick, and by the afternoon news reports said that the snow would soon turn to ice. While I was shoveling and salting the sidewalk, I thought about Second Life and how we can experience any weather that we choose without consequence. We don’t have to feel the humidity in summer or the bitter cold in winter, yet we can take all of the pictures and do fun activities with loved ones.

I found this old top in my inventory today while I was doing some much needed cleaning. Since I live on the beach, I had no qualms about wearing it. After all, I’m just laid out by the pool at home, right? All I need is a nice cool drink. Hmm- why don’t I have a table next to me with a tray of drinks? Hold on – I’ll be right back…

 

Styling Credits

Shirt: MONS [S.L.C.] Lace Shirt – blue&orange (not sure if they still sell it)
Pants: DeeTaleZ Skinny Jeans *MESH* rose
Skin: -Glam Affair – Angelica V2 – Jamaica
Hair: .Shi : Raven Hair
Glasses: * S O R G O – AKIRA / Tort (SG)

Flowery Perfume

Hey everyone! I have lots to share with you today…where to begin?

I’ll talk about something that I don’t normally focus on in my blog posts – using windlight/environmental settings to adjust your lighting in Second Life. You can use windlight to better illuminate your photos, or if you want to create a certain mood. For instance, if you want to take photos of a haunted house, you may want to use darker lighting vs a bright cheery one. Some bloggers choose to use mainly one windlight setting for photos, which gives their photos a distinctive, recognizable look. I’m not that kind of blogger – when you blog indoors, outdoors, casual, formal, fantasy, kinda photos, I think one windlight does not do your photos justice.

In SL Blogger Support, there was a blogger named Criistinaa Chau  who wanted opinions on how she was doing on her blog. Someone asked her what windlight did she use, and she said that she used Juicybomb’s settings. I wasn’t sure how I missed these – maybe because when Gogo put out this blog post I wasn’t really thinking about that yet during my blogging journey. The windlight that I am using is Gogo Hearts SL. I felt like it went well with the outfit that I have on today. One thing that Gogo said about windlights was this:

“A lot of people don’t know this, but the direction that your avatar faces matters when using a Windlight Setting made by someone else. When I am on a pose stand, my avatar is always facing SOUTH, and the blank prim background is behind me.”

I always suspected this, but after seeing how this photo came out…the proof is in the pudding (or photo).

Gizza is a store that I am very fond of, but yet I don’t find myself shopping there as often as I would like. Why? This is what happens – I get the note card from the group about their new releases. I get excited, but at the same time I’m still reading group notices, blogs, Facebook, and Seraphim SL. Because there are so many events lately, each with at least 10 stores that I’m clicking through Seraphim’s gallery to see what they have, Gizza gets lost in the shuffle. Until the next new release from them that is, and then the cycle happens again. Well, I put an end to that today 🙂 This is one of Gizza’s latest releases – Flowery Perfume. I like how there are several colors, changeable by a HUD.

Today is the last day for the elikatira hair sale – all single hair pack colors are only 99L. I got some cute hairs from there. I appreciate the sale lasting until I had recovered from last month’s Hair Fair ^^

Okay – that’s all from me! Until next time, happy shopping!
Styling Credits

Hair: [e] Odette
Skin: Glam Affair – Coral – Jamaica – Lotus
Outfit (including shades): Gizza – Flowery Perfume
Scarf: .Enfant Terrible. Vintage Girl scarf  red
Makeup:
Lipstick: MOCK Cosmetics – Innocente in Sange
Face and chest glitter: Deetalez
Pose: Corpus

 

Watching You

Location: Mad City

Hey everyone! Today I would like to show you two things – the lovely coat that I got from erratic, and some more cute lingerie as per my promise to show more sexy lingerie!

I aw that erratic was having a 30% off sale on for group members the other day, so I ran over to see what they had.  The cherry red trench coat really stood out to me, especially because I already had a brown trench coat from League (which by the way they have a 50% sale on all but latest releases – ends very soon!).

So….what does one wear underneath a trench coat, anyway?

Styling Credits

Skin: Deetalez – Jarla Exclusive My Attic A brown Mixedtype (@ My Attic)
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Emma Mesh Hair – Chocolate (@ The Seasons Story)
Coat: erratic / chloe – trenchcoat / cherry
Scarf: *COCO*_WoolScarf_BlueGrey
Lingerie: Blacklace Pippa White Lace Vintage Set (@ The Theme Park)
Boots:  Hucci Ikela Boots – Neutral Collection
Makeup:
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[mock] Funsies eyeliner- Smoked Senna C eyeliner/natural lash
[mock]Sarah Jane’s  Bloody Lipcolor
Jewelry:
paper couture:  Diamonds and Pearl Ring
[Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Clarity Necklace
Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Pink

Poses: Adorkable Poses, Corpus

Oh My Gacha!

Dress: [ SAKIDE ] Chilly Dress (white)
Purse: ***Tentacio***  black leather bag (rare)

There seems to be a discrepancy with the Oh My Gacha! event. I had found out about the event by looking at people’s blogs, and I used this landmark to get there. You land inside a house, and in order to get to the event, you walk out and walk down a path. Other people have been blogging this landmark for the Jersey Shore. From what I can tell, this landmark is the main location, and it’s from here that they have info on the event. However, the landmark leads you to the same location. I tried doing a search for the Jersey Shore, and I landed in yet another place. Very confusing indeed – I am glad that I was able to find it in the first go.

Lingerie: The Sugar Garden(.tsg.) – Sentofuku – Saturn

Oh my Gacha started on January 1st, and it will end on the 31st. This gives you plenty of time to look around the place, and play the machines to your heart’s content.  According to Seraphim SL, a new round will take place every 3 months.

This was the first time in a while that I played gatchas  and was happy with the 1-2 items that I received from each vendor that I played. Playing gatchas at the Arcade is fun, but there are always items that I know I’m not going to be able to get, and compromising on items kinda takes the fun out of it. The scenery here is beautiful, but like the Inspiration Point hunt, the scenery was hard on my computer, so I had to turn my graphics down and turn particles off.

I love Sailor Moon! So I was excited when I saw this lingerie. It comes with a bra and a panty, collar, and a bow. I wish I would had been able to wear my Lolas for these but I have yet to get the skin appliers for this skin.

Back of Sentofuku lingerie

Mittens: [ bubble ] Mesh Mittens Flower
Jacket: cheeky – Winter Suite! Green Mesh

I haven’t worn mittens in a while, so I decided to get some from [bubble]. I got the rare on my first try! ^^. I also got a jacket from cheeky.

When I uploaded the photo, I realized that my windlight significantly changed the colors of the items…whoops. So this is a shot of them using a windlight that doesn’t add any color to it.

Vases: ::A&A:: Winter Berries Vase Gacha – red & green

I so wanted a white vase! I got 2 greens, 1 red, 1 purple, and 1 teal vase.

 

Styling Credits

Look 1:

Dress: [ SAKIDE ] Chilly Dress White (at OMGatcha!)
Purse: ***Tentacio***  black leather bag (rare) (at OMGatcha)
skin: Deetalez – Jaz No.3 dark NATURAL CARAMEL
Hair: Magika – Bliss
Hat: Elysium Audrey hat – black/beige
Jewelry:
Artistry by E – The Hope Necklace – Blk Diam
p.c–  Diamonds and Pearl Ring
Makeup:
[mock]Cosmetics- Walking On A Dream (eyeshadow only)
[mock]Glitter Pop eShadow [hunter green and sunset]
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire

Look 2:

Lingerie:The Sugar Garden(.tsg.) – Sentofuku – Saturn (at OMGatcha!)
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Erika Mesh Hair – Crystal violet
Nails: Baiastice – Nailed it! (Halloween edition)
Makeup:
[mock]Crema LipColor Va Va Violet
[mock]Indigo Rochelle Violet Linen Apple blossom[eye] [Lip ]
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire

Look 3:

Jacket: cheeky – Winter Suite! Green Mesh  (at OMGatcha!)
Mittens: [ bubble ] Mesh Mittens Flower (rare) (at OMGatcha!)
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Lory Mesh Hair –  Chocolate
Skirt: GizzA – Voyage – Dandy Skirt

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
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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

Black Friday Sales – Part 1

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I’m back!

Hey guys! Sorry it’s been a bit since I’ve blogged. But I just had to because…it’s Black Friday in SL! More like the weekend of Black Friday, because I was so busy shopping on Friday :p

What I have on are older items, so that’s not what I wanted to show you. MyAnimation is having a sale on a ton of their dances. I like their reggaeton dances a lot, so I bought Pack 3 on the marketplace ( don’t buy it inworld – from what I saw it’s not discounted). The following info is from Seraphimsl.com:

MyANIMATION is participating in the Black Friday madness with reduced prices of 30-50% storewide!  This designer has a wide variety of animation overrides (AO) and motion capture (MoCap) dances.  Sale ends Monday, December 2nd.

I downloaded the Gyazo program to make a short GIF and video – it was pretty fun!

http://gyazo.com/ae8f4a2091e549c1a7aaf108f41b9f33

They wouldn’t give me the embed code unless I paid for it, which I’m not so, just click through ^^

Stay tuned for more items!

Styling Credits

Skin: Deetalez– Jaz No.3 dark NATURAL CARAMEL
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Princess Mesh Hair – Licorice
Outfit: [ SAKIDE ] Slamin Pants & Halter Top
Sneakers: Hucci –  Mt Vernon Sneaker Silver
Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Pink

Jewelry
Zuri’s Chantelle’s Heart Earrings V2
Zuri’s Spider Belly Jewel blk diamond
(Donna Flora) GIORGIA ring platinum
Chop Zuey – Inner Evolution Necklace

Makeup – [mock]
Miss Vanity Eyeshadow with lashes [gris]

Crema LipColor-Golden Dawn
Blush- Leather
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Pose: Exposeur

Inspiration in bed

smoky_00512Melany – Blacklace Lingerie

I don’t know about you, but I think of a lot of ideas while I’m in bed. There is something about the realm between the consciousness and unconsciousness which makes it easier to formulate ideas or solve problems. Even when I’m studying for an exam, I study, then take a nap so the information can still process in my head while the physical part of my body is resting. When I have an issue that needs to be resolved, I go to sleep, and when I wake up, I either have the solution or I have ideas on how to get there.

But you know what I don’t like? Sometimes I feel that an idea is just out of my reach, and then I try to remember what it was, and then I cannot. 😦 Some people say to keep a pen and some paper near your bed so when you first wake up you can write down what you remember. I have done that before, when I used to dream a lot.

What do you like to think about when you are in bed?

Styling Credits

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Melany

Jacket: R.icielli – ELODY Mesh Blazer

Skin: Deetalez – Jaz No.3 blonde NATURAL CARAMEL

Hair: Bishwear – Windy

Nails: Baiastice– Nailed It – Mesh Nails (Halloween edition)

Cigarette & Pack: .:Hermony:. / Ultimate Cigarette package

Makeup:
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
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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 😀