2017 Spoonful of Sugar Event

The Spoonful of Sugar event is back for another year! Ran by Ever Courtois and Angelique Wickentower, the proceeds from SoS goes to Doctors Without Borders/ Medicins Sans Frontieres.

“MSF provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions.”

The event started on March 18, and ends on April 1. If you are unable to make it inworld to participate, you can always make a donation to the charity here. Payment can be made using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card. I didn’t see anything like PayPal listed as a payment option. For more information about the event, you can visit the website.

Chop Zuey is one of the many stores participating in this event.


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The 12 Days of Christmas at Chop Zuey

Hey guys! Some of you may know about the wonderful presents that Belle gives us around this time of year. But just in case if you didn’t know, I thought I would show you!

If you have never heard of Chop Zuey (shocking, I know!), Chop Zuey is my favorite jewelry store. There is a sim full of gorgeous pieces for both men and women. For instance, look at this jewelry set that came out last month:

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Happy Winter!

The first day of winter officially rolled in on December 21st. In real life I have gotten some snow already, and did the obligatory shoveling. I do need new shovels, though. Thankfully, winters in SL can be enjoyed with all of the inconvenience and freezing cold weather!

Location: by Dorian (closer to the edge of the sim)
Dress: Ghee FW16 Grace Gown – River 
Hair: [e] Estelle
Skin: Glam Affair – Summer v3 – Jamaica – August
Jewelry: Chop Zuey –  Moksha Pearl Necklace and Bracelet
Pose: Corpus

I would like to say that it is hard to find a winter sim that isn’t laggy! i must had visited several sims and had to leave because I couldn’t move that well at all. If anyone knows of any nice winter sims, leave the slurl in comments or let me know inworld 😀

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The Allure of Female Dominance

The other day I was asked by a guy whether I was a dominant woman, because I “looked” like one.  I told a friend, and after taking note of what I was wearing said, “It’s a lace top and a mini[skirt]”.

So that got me thinking – how do we perceive someone to be “dominant”?

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This is a photo that I took in on of the skyboxes over at the Manor Suites. They have a nice dungeon scene, and I decided to sit in this lovely chair and treat myself to a few puffs on a pipe as I pondered on my question.

Is it their confidence? How they look? Words that they use? How their words affect others? Their physical stance and attributes?

Some people may say that how I am dressed in my photo would definitely make me look like I am dominant. Dressed in black, laced thigh high boots, hair pulled up and out of my face, and the look on my face could give off those signs. Others may see what I am wearing as an invitation to exert control over me because I am a woman that is showing skin, or simply because they perceive me to be a challenge.

On the other hand, if I were perceived as being submissive, could that give me an advantage? If you know how someone will act because of their assumptions, could you not manipulate the situation to be in your favor? If that is the case, could someone who represents him or herself to be submissive actually be dominant in certain situations?
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New at Kustom 9 – Genesis Angie Mesh Head

In my quest for the perfect mesh head (for me), I saw this mesh head from Genesis Lab at Kustom 9. Because I was not in a gacha mood, I looked around at various yard sales to see if I could find a head in the shade that I liked.


Genesis Angie – Smile (Latte) @ Kustom 9
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Once again, Genesis Lab impresses me with their quality mesh heads. The eyes, makeup, and eyelashes are all included in the package. The HUD was pretty cool, even though I didn’t like any of the lipstick shades.

genesis hud

Previously I bought (or was given) Julia and Emily in Cappuccino.

Genesis JuliaGenesis Julia – Relaxed (Cappuccino)

I didn’t like the other one, so I never took a picture of it. I liked Angie because I was able to find a shade closer to my “natural” tone. And it just looks better. I still do not think this mesh head is “me”, but for only 99L, it’s not bad at all. I think this would make an excellent head for someone out there.

Do you think Angie on me looks somewhat like a headshot that I took last year? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Ironwood Hills – Winter Edition

Hey guys! Things have been busy as of late. My grandmother, who had been bedridden with severe bedsores for the past month, passed away on Monday. She was one day short of turning 91 years old.  So I am a bit distracted at the moment. I have a ton of cool blog posts coming up – already have pictures taken for them. I think I will redo some of them, because after sitting on them for several days, I find that I’m not 100% happy with the way they turned out.

I DID get to go exploring a bit at Ironwood Hills. According to the notecard that was given to all visitors:

“The once rainy city of Ironwood Hills has been transformed into a desolate winter landscape . A barren rural area with glimpses of city life, the town stands abandoned and frozen in time. A horrific snow globe capturing just one memory in the long life of Ironwood Hills.

Featuring both urban and rural areas, a graveyard, snowy hedge maze and asylum, sideshow circus plus many other areas to explore. All touched by the hazy shade of winter with falling snow. The sim is full rez enabled with no auto return to allow photographers to take their time with getting the perfect scene.”

I used the region windlight, so it is pretty dark (and cold!). I saw a cemetery, some old shops, and several people I assume that were taking their own pictures ^^

And yes, I’m one of those people who walk around with sunglasses at night. It protects my eyes from all of that snow and wind 😛

Styling Credits

Skin: Glam Affair – Alice – SummerParty – Jamaica
Hair: [elikatira] Estelle
Glasses: [Armidi Gisaci] Fi Umo Sunglasses – Black Turtoise / Black Lens (N/A)
Top: Spirit Store – November turtleneck sweater
Leggings: SPIRIT – Welosa leggings
Necklace: :: PurpleMoon :: Atomic Necklace Gold/Blue
Boots: REIGN.- Not Your Momma’s Knit Boots- Unrigged
Flashlight: Ironwood Hills  (you can get one before you teleport to the main area)

Look of the Day – 10.11

Hey guys! I’ve been sporting this look for a few days around the grid, so I figured it was good enough to be featured as a Look of the Day! I got the dress from Ricielli’s latest hunt. I saw someone on FB say the hunt ended the 13th, so I wanted to make sure you had time to go down and check out the items.

 

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I wish this particular dress came in fitted mesh, but it is for standard sizes. There is another dress that I really liked (#4 to be specific), but it doesn’t fit me as well as my regular body. When I first tried on the dress, I told my friend that I looked like I should work in a spa (it kinda does look like a uniform, stylish though). So I decided to jazz it up by paring it with an edgy hairstyle and some cool accessories. I don’t think you can see the bangles that I’m wearing that well, so I’ll show the picture from marketplace.

 

 

Styling Credits

Hair: [e] Elodie
Skin: Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica
Earrings: Finesmith Ayelet earrings (not sure if they have them anymore)
Dress: R.icielli – HLIN Mesh Dress / Black
Shoes: {Livalle} Marissa -High Platform Heels- Noir
Rings: **RE** Raven Rings SLC
Bangles: Chop Zuey

Pose: !bang poses

I come bearing gifts

No really – I kid you not ^^ After a long day I decided to relax and check out the gifts that I picked up when I visited the Festival of Sin II. If you have not been there yet, you should check out the gift shop ^^

 

festival of sin II - second life

You can see even from the picture that there are lots of goodies inside. I will try to show as many items as I can. I tagged all of the stores that are represented on my bed, so check the bottom of my post to see if your favorite store is shown here. There are plenty of more stores, but I tried to show one of each item offered. I think I am missing the water globe, though.

I have a travel mug (which is funny because i am drinking tea right now from a similar mug ^^), fuzzy dice, a clear tote bag, shot glass (24K gold, bishes!), deck of cards, shades, and poker chips.

I am also wearing Blacklace‘s latest group gift – the Rousing Caress Floral set. Don’t forget to check out the Vintage & Cool Fair – you have a few more days until that ends. Same for the Festival of Sin ^^

 

Hair Fair 2015 – My Picks

Hey guys! There are only two more days before the end of Hair Fair. Have you gone yet….twice…three times? It took me a while to decide what to get, and I told myself that I would only go there once to purchase everything. I’m not sure if that was such a good idea…I totally got a hair hangover afterwards (yes, headache and all lol).

So even though you will see other hairs I got from Hair Fair 2015, I wanted to
highlight these as well. I took these pictures at my friend’s studio, so that was a nice change of pace ^^

 

 
Outfit: ~Blacklace~ Rapture:  Mesh Mini Dress (group gift)
Skin: –Glam Affair – Alice – SummerParty – Jamaica 01 G
Shoes: Reign.- Couture Pumps (white)
Pose: Glitterati

(from top left)

1. elikatira – Rayne

Loved the side playful ponytail on this hair.

2. Exile – Walking On Sunshine

This would take a bit to add this many curls to the end of the hair.

3. Vanity Hair – Never Wanted U

Nice take on a bob, would look great with highlights as well.

4. LeLutka – Dakota

Sexy tousled hair is always a plus!

5. Exile – Future Outcasts

This hair reminded me of Kelly Kapowski for some reason.

6. elikatira –  Brooklyn

Because Brooklyn…duh!

7. Analog Dog – sassafras

I am absolutely in LOVE with these curls!

 

 

Join Hands for Nepal

Many of us know about the recent earthquakes in Nepal. A group of Second Life residents have decided to help in the efforts to give aid.

(taken from http://www.scala-sl.com/join-hands-for-nepal/)

JOIN HANDS FOR NEPAL, organized in Second Life© by Valsnia and Ruby Ornamental, has partnered with World Food Program (the Asian branch of this UN Organization) – May 2015.

Join Hands for Nepal - Second Life

Founded in 1961, The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

With the magnitude of the Earthquake in Nepal the WFP immediate put together its Nepal Earthquake response cell and has been quickly moving to support the survivors.

WFP has three main goals under its Nepal earthquake response:
1) deliver food to survivors and those who need it most.
2) provide emergency operation assistance on a massive scale.
3) help the humanitarian aid community with relief hub services.

WFP needs US $116.5 million to provide food for 1.4 million people for three months , which translates to US $27 for a person for the entire month until they are able to stabilize and organize their own means of sustenance.

Hold Hands for Nepal - Second Life - gheeDress & shoes – ghee Nepali Opheila Gown & Heels
Place: The Endless Season

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