Enchantment – August Round

***I am not a happy camper. I was 90% finished with this post (just had to finish adding credits), and I was typing “Manifeste” for the poses that I used. Somehow it overwrote everything that I had (pictures, text, etc) and then WordPress AUTOSAVES it. So instead of an awesome blog post, I had “nifeste” instead. All that work gone..*sobs*

  Fatima by -Pixicat-

 

 Another round of Enchantment is underway! I am wearing one of the prizes offered in this round – the Fatima dress by Pixicat. In case you are not familiar with how Enchantment works, every participating store will offer an item for sale as part of the event. The theme this round is Bluebeard, so if you are not familiar with who Bluebeard was, you can learn more about him on the Enchantment website. Now, every item has a card that needs to be stamped. By visiting all of the participating stores to stamp your card via the kiosk, you then will be told the location of where the prizes are. If you want to see what the prizes look like, you can look on the Enchantment page.

 

Hair: Emo-tions – Josy
Shirt and earrings: Indyra Originals – Philosophy Tank (sand) & Ear cuffs
Shorts: loveme – cotton candy shorts ( lemon pie)

This round the prizes are located on a watery sim, compared to the garden area as it was last round.

 

Nails: Bella Elephante – Lock and Key
Hair: [LCKY] Rene – DIPPP Pack
Makeup:
La Malvada Mujer – Bi
 mock cosmetics– Starlet Curiousity Makeover
Poses: Manifeste

 

 The nails from Bella Elephante are one of many items that you can buy for the Enchantment event. You need the Slink hands in order to use the HUD that comes in the package.

I just want to say that the shorts from the previous photo, as well as the hair in this one are from stores that I have recently discovered. The loveme store has some cute items in there, and lcky is having an 80% off sale on all of their hair! i liked the soft colors on the shorts, and the bold colors and hair at lcky.

 

ghee @ The Naughty Nitch Fashion Fair

Leather Shred dress in teal from ghee

 

Hey guys! I wanted to tell you all about an event that’s going on now. It’s called the Naughty Nitch Fashion Fair, and it runs until July 21 st (started  on July 1st, so you should be good when it comes to lag). More information can be found here.

One of the stores participating at the fair is ghee, and what do they have, you ask? Well, the leather Shred dress is a mesh dress that comes in black, teal. & magenta. I have on the teal color above.  This dress is materials enabled, so be sure to adjust your graphics accordingly so you will be able to see the full effects of the dress. I hear that there is a special light that you can attach so one can see materials without enabling high graphics? Let me know if you find it ^^

Also at the fair from ghee you have see-through crochet swimwear sets, a silk gown set, and a lovely Spike collection. You want to see what they look like? You will have to visit to see…and there may be a gift waiting for you as well! ^^

 

 

Styling Credits

Dress: ghee – Teal Leather Shred Dress (@ Naughty Nitch)

Skin: Glam Affair – Summer skin – Jamaica 02 G
Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * HEAVEN*/black
Slink hands
Jewelry (+ feather cuffs): Chop Zuey – Carmen’s Escape
Makeup:
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
[mock]Oceans Breeze Heart’s Desire Makeover
Glam Affair – Summer – Lipstick 13

Nails: ZOZ (Wet Steel polish)(at Oh My Gacha!)
Pose: Manifeste

 

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

Fashion for Life – Something of a Different Color

Now this is a showstopper!

I’m sure that most of you are pretty much done with Fashion for Life – you visited all the sims, you shopped at many of the stores, and you are happily rocking your favorite finds out on the grid. But before the event comes to a close…check out this dress, will you?

This dress is called “Gown of a Different Color”, and it’s because it really does consist of different colors. And it sparkles! If you check out the promo video for this dress (as well as the other items ghee has for Fashion for Life), you will see what I mean.

 

I deliberately chose not to wear jewelry because I think the dress makes that much of a statement on its own. The shoes that I am wearing also come with the gown – the lace up sandals. The hair can also be found at Fashion for Life. The Josy hair completes the look – a slick ponytail that allows you to wear all kinds of fun hats like the one I have on 🙂

 

So go check these items out! You still have a couple of more days 😉

 

Styling Credits

Dress: ghee (by Warm Clarity-Jupiter ) –  Gown of a Different Color 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FFL%20TREK/52/139/22

Shoes: ghee – Lace Up Sandal of A Different Color
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FFL%20TREK/52/139/22

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * JOSY *
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FFL%20JOURNEY/77/43/22

Skin: -Glam Affair – Coral – Jamaica – Lotus
Hat: Kalopsia – Dragon Lady  (Black)

Slink hands (casual)
Slink feet (mid)

Poses: Manifeste

Fashion for Life – Have Faith

Who says you can’t do anything with orange shoes?
Have Faith

 

 

 

Styling Credits

Dress: ~Sassy!~ Faith dress – fiesta (at Fashion for Life)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FFL%20PARADE/171/193/22
Hair: EMO-tions:. * RENEE* (at Fashion for Life)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FFL%20JOURNEY/77/43/22

Skin: -Glam Affair – Coral – Jamaica – Lotus F
Shoes: [Gos] Charlotte Mary Jane Pumps – Tangerine (previous group gift)
Ring: paper couture – Diamonds and Pearl Ring
Pose: Trompe Loeil (chair), Manifeste

 

 

What type of blogger are you?

indyra-dress_0011Skin: 7DS; Dress: Indyra Originals; Shoes: Hucci

I was reading Sophee Mojo’s blog the other day, and she asked the question, “What type of blogger are you?” She then went to talk about the different categories that people fall into. You can read more about it on her blog, but I’m going to talk about my version of the categories here.

1. The Social  Commentator: These are the blogs you go to when you want to know what’s happening in Second Life. From the technical to the fun stuff, reading these sorts of blogs will keep you in the know. 

2. The Picture Pleaser: I wish I could be a picture pleaser! These bloggers take photos and everyone oohs and ahhs over them. I like looking at their photos because it gives me ideas on how pictures in SL could be taken. Some people say it’s boring to look at photos only, but I disagree.

3. The Showcaser: These bloggers “show” the fashion (or furniture, etc). They go into detail about what they are wearing, and they credit everything (or most things). Many even give landmarks to where you can get the items in SL (tytytytytyty). I don’t believe that crap about landmarks being out of date. As long as you know as of the time  the post was published that the link is good, then it’s out of your hands. It’s not like an event where if for some reason the event had to relocate, you would be responsible in making sure everyone knows where to go. If people really want an item, they will go and look for it (raises her hand).

4. The Reviewer: These are hard to come by I think in SL, because of all the backlash that comes with it. These bloggers critique the items and point out the positive aspects, as well as what could be improved. We have a lot of sensitive people on SL, but it still surprises me how many people would rather their circle of friends praise them than to improve and gain a whole new customer base by expanding and improving their skill set. I recently had a designer that I was working with end her business relationship with me because I said that a blazer that she had for a hunt item was great, but it needed texture to it (it was a flat blue color). Everyone that I showed the jacket to was like, “Great jacket – but what happened to the texture?”  And it wasn’t in a bad way either…they just thought something had happened to it for it to look like that because everything else looked great.

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I think there should be another category…

5. The Pseudo-Blogger: When people think of bloggers, be it people who don’t blog or some designers, they think that bloggers just want free stuff. Don’t get me wrong – there are a few people who ask any and everyone for items…even people who aren’t designers. But in general blogging consists of styling, photography, and presentation. Bloggers juggle this balance all of the time, and they look to improve on these areas.  The reason why these “bloggers” don’t get very far is because people pay attention to who is blogging their items. If you ask for a bunch of stuff and then do not blog it (or blog it in a way that is not pleasing), then you don’t get any more items from them. There are ways to get free stuff without blogging – group gifts, hunts, significant others, working for the store(s) of your choice. With the last one all you would have to be concerned with is styling…and some people skills.

Oh yeah…in case you didn’t get it- don’t be the pseudo-blogger.

Where do I fit in? Well, when I decided that I wanted to blog, I wanted to talk about things that I did in Second Life, because I felt like I had things that I wanted to share with others. Since my number one thing in SL is fashion (shopping, styling, modeling, etc), of course my blog is going to be fashion-heavy. But if I want to talk about houses or cars or work or how I feel, I want a platform where I can talk about it as well. So I would say originally I wanted my blog to be like social commenter, but actually it goes between that and showcaser.

I don’t think my photos are good enough to be a picture pleaser – I probably would have more faves on Flickr lol. Last time I checked 5 faves was the highest that I had. As for reviewing items, I could talk about general issues like people using the mesh templates and since the templates have faulty rigging, the clothing is automatically not rigged right.  Or like the jacket that didn’t have a texture – talk about ways to improve that. Reviewing items like skins – I am not sure. Even when I started SL, I didn’t care whether a skin was super detailed, and wore the same skin for quite some time until I found a skin that I really liked. Now it’s easier for me to find skins that I like because I know who “me” is. A skin that I really liked recently (and talked about a lot) caused one of my friends to demo the skin. When she asked for opinions, most of us said we liked it, but one of her friends said that it looked washed out, and not as detailed as her Belleza skin. So that made her hold off from purchasing. Me on the other hand, would go, “Oh it looks like it’s airbrushed – cool!” and wear the skin. But then again, I’m not going to wear the same skin 24/7, so that wouldn’t matter to me as much.

Styling Credits

Skin: [7DS] GLUTTONY B4a+ T2 (new!)
Dress: Indyra Originals – {Indyra} AnaMarie Dress: Ivory (new!)
Shoes: Hucci Glynco Pumps (group gift, used with Slink mesh feet)
Hair: .:EMO-tions:. *ROMANCE*/ flames

Jewelry:
Chop Zuey – Inclinations Choker Necklace

Makeup:
[mock] Contouring Blush- Demure Pale Violet Red
blackLiquid MAKEUP –  just gloss
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Glitter 01

Nails: Baiastice Nailed It – Mesh Nails

Pose: Olive Juice (n/a), Exposeur

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 😀

Happy Birthday, Donna Flora!

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Resting in a castle at Transylvania

Hey guys! Thanks to Veenya and Bea , I found out about the 50 L sale at Donna Flora to celebrate Squinternet Larnia’s real life birthday. The sale is on all things mesh, even the jewelry sets worn by some of the Miss Virtual World finalists ^^ Some of you may remember that I participated in a project last year supporting her when she was going through a lot in her real life. So it makes me happy to support her in this happy occasion.

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I have on the Grimilde dress in black. When I saw it, I thought it looked elegant, yet powerful in that it makes a statement. I’m not sure if you realize it, but from time to time when I take photos I like to imagine that I’m someone with a lot of power, and what would I do and wear if I did.  The Bodza set and the Anemone ring were chosen to complement the look.

Best wishes, Squinternet! ^^

Styling Credits

Donna Flora:
Dress: Grimilde (black)
Jewelry: Bodza earrings, necklace; Anemone ring

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * HEAVEN*/black
Skin: al vulo– Lyala* Mystic dark brow sunkissed
Eyes: {dead apples} – sinistre –  rainy day
Boots: Slink Tall Leather Thigh Boots (black)
Nails: Candy Nail #B002 Etarnal *

Makeup:
Oceane’s – Cat Cherry lips
[mock] Double Winged Eyeliner (infinity version)
[mock]Blackest Night Shadow (eyeshadow)
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Glitter 01

Pose: Corpus