Happy Halloween 2015!

Hey guys! I just wanted to wish everyone a very happy Halloween. Get all of the candy, and keep out of trouble. I’m getting ready to head over to HavenHollow for some trick-or-treating – maybe I will see you there ^^
halloween 2015 - blacklace - second life

 

Styling Credits

Hat:  Witch hat: ghee – Witches Hat Halloween Gift (from last year)
 Skin: -Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica
Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Frances Spook Lace Camisole set w/ omega
Boots: Maitreya Thigh High Boots – Black Gold Snake 
Pose: Di’s Opera
Location: Crystal Rock

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Look of the Day – 10.17

Hey guys!  Today my look is inspired by Indyra. Indyra recently came out with the Amory Mix & Match Cocktail Set with leather mini dresses, cashmere scarves & handbags in a variety of colors.

I chose to wear the black mini dress with a red scarf and the ruby colored bag. Because I chose to wear black boots, I wanted to give a pop of color. I really like this lipstick that I got from Deesses a while back during a hunt – it too helps give my overall look  some accented color. You can tell that I’ve been in the mood to feature short hair as of late. This hair comes from Tableau Vivant.

If you are a blogger, Indyra is looking for bloggers for their Petite Maison line. Click through to Flickr for details ^^

Petite Maison blogger search

Styling Credits

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Victoria hair – Browns
Skin:Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica
Dress: {Indyra} Amory  Minidress
Scarf: {Indyra} Amory Scarf
Bag: {Indyra} Cerise bag : Ruby
Boots: Maitreya Thigh High Boots – Black Gold Snake
Eyebrow piercing: EarthStones Brow Piercing ~ Yule ~ Emerald & Ruby
Pose: an lar [poses] The Hollow Series (@ We ❤ RP)
Location: Yesterday

LIFE 2 – Eat, drink, and be merry through interaction

Hey guys! I have wanted to talk about [LIFE2] since the beginning of the summer, but as we all know, things happen. I was introduced to this interactive HUD probably because I like food – and there is a lot of it for LIFE ^^ I am not sure when LIFE started, but I do remember at one point there were merchants advertising “LIFE-friendly” furniture and the like.

I went to the Life Sim earlier because one of my friends had recently rented a new place, and I had the idea to show him a place that resembled a RL supermarket. He was excited because he saw many things that could be used as home decor.

 

Location: Life2 & LIFE Main store

Hair: Clawtooth: Just for Kicks – Brunette Pack (@ this month’s Arcade)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica 02
Shirt: coldLogic shirt – graves.blue
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * Dirty *
Shoes: REIGN.- KARIZMA PUMPS
Rings: RealEvil Industries Raven Rings SLC
Basket: Little Llama – Grocery Basket (red)
Pose: an lár [ Poses ] – The Naken Series

 

LIFE 2 came out in June, which was right around the time when I was introduced to it. According to their Facebook page, “[ L I F E ] HUD is a changing the way you enjoy Second Life. We give your avatar each of the following essential needs; Hunger, Thirst, Bladder, Hygiene, Energy, and Entertainment. Each of these are needs that you will encounter with your use of the HUD that you must satisfy and are essentially the foundation for continuing progress in the LIFE Hud and Unlocking all the fun things we’ll be adding to it as we progress.

Some people may like the fact that in Second Life, we don’t need to sleep, eat, or shower. Others may want a more “realistic” experience to bring people closer together.

So what do you get when you buy LIFE2?

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Just Resting my Eyes

I had heard that It All Starts with a Smile was back open, so I decided to go check it out. It is now on the Tramonto sim. While exploring I chatted with a couple of people. The last time I was there I did not see anyone. I suggest that all of you guys should come check it out – great for taking pictures or to just take a break from what you are doing.

Just resting my eyes @ It All Starts With a Smile - Second LifeHair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Fresh mess – Naturals II (@ May’s Shiny Shabby)
Skin: Glam Affair – Cleo – Jamaica + lipstick (20); eye makeup from Mock Cosmetics
Necklace: Chop Zuey – Gloriana Purple Necklace
Shirt: E-Clipse Dorothy Shirt – Acqua (@ May’s Shiny Shabby)
Jeans: Maitreya Flare Jeans
Raft: :CP: Nairn Summer Raft (PG)

 The new round of Shiny Shabby starts tomorrow (so don’t kill me when you can’t get in yet). I decided to show you guys some of the things that they have this time around. I’m into tousled hair lately, so Tableau Vivant is great for that sort of thing. And I liked the ruffled collar and the open back (sorry you can’t see of the Dorothy shirt.

 There are people who say that all bloggers do is to talk about the positive aspects of the things that they blog about, and nothing negative. I will say that an issue that I struggle with now is

1. What mesh clothing will go with other mesh clothing that I am wearing?
and
2. What mesh clothing will go with my Maitreya Lara body?

Even finding pants to go with the shirt that I am wearing AND my mesh body was tricky.  No wonder there are people who have not embraced mesh as of yet. As I said before, from now on when I look for clothing, I look to see can it fit my mesh body. I assume that it can fit my system one (wouldn’t THAT be funny if it didn’t?), so I don’t try it on that body for the most part.

Happy Shopping!

Spring Sales in Second Life

I’ve been making my rounds in SL since I’ve returned. One thing that I have noticed that there are a lot of sales happening on the grid right now. You may want to check on Seraphim to see how many there are, but I will mention a few here to start things off.

Sales at Glam Affair, Tableau Vivant, Indyra, and ploom!

Skin: Glam Affair – Cleo in Jamaica
Lips: Glam Affair Cleo – lipstick 20
Hair: ploom – Mash
Jacket: Cynful – Cropped Demin Jacket (Olive)
Dress: Maitreya – Mignon dress – Jasmine
Pose: Manifeste

I first checked out the sales at Glam Affair and Tableau Vivant. This is the notecard that was sent out:

There is a huge sale happening at Glam Affair and Tableau Vivant! Sale will start at 9am SLT today and end at 9am SL on April 27th.
Almost everything is on sale for 50% off. The only exceptions are Accessories, Gachas, Appliers and the latest Glam Affair release, Katra. Also not on sale are releases currently at any events or specialty release at Maitreya or Lelutka.
The sale is limited to items at Mainstore location.
After the sale, Tableau Vivant will be removing older hair styles from the store and placing them for sale only on Marketplace.
Glam Affair will also be removing the following skins and placing them on MP once the sale is over. The skins retiring from the store are;  Amberly, Kaelyn, Lucy, Vera and Zara.
Do not miss out on this sale as it might be a long time before we have another!

So in case you missed that, GA/TV sale ends on April 27th.

The next place I went to was ploom. Today is the last day I believe for the sale (hey, I just found out myself :P)

Sale at ploom - ends soon!

Last, but not least,  Indyra has a sale at their store that ends tomorrow:

{Indyra} Spring Sale - 50% off Retiring Collections

The Hipster Fair 2015

Hey guys! The Hipster Fair is on now from February 1st until February 15th. The Hipster Fair has exclusive items, gachas, gifts (0 – 1 L), and a bazaar zone where items are 75 L and under. More details can be found on the The Event & Hunt Forever Planners website.
Hipster Fair 2015 Second Life

 

Ghee  is one of the sponsors at The Hipster Fair, and their exclusive item is the coat and tank combination that I am wearing. The Maxi Cardigan Coat & Tank has a color hud that allows you to change the tank to 7 different colors, and the coat 6 colors. You do not have to wear the tank that is with the coat – you can take it off and wear any shirt that you want ^^

This coat and tank is only 199 L , so I would hurry to the fair and get it. It will not be at this bargain price when the fair is over!

 

Styling Credits

Coat & Tank: ghee Ghee Maxi Cardigan Coat & Tank (at the Hipster Fair)
Hair: ::Exile:: Windsong (still at C88 – hurry!)
Skin: –Glam Affair – Angelica V2 – Jamaica 03
Jeans: *COCO* Colored Skinny Jeans (Black)
Glasses: * S O R G O – AKIRA / Leak
Purse: Maitreya Leather Satchel * Mustard
Jewelry: Izzie‘s – Midi Rings; [MANDALA] Onliest Necklace
Nails: -{ZOZ}- Stripes Black Tip Polish
Pose: Adorkable Poses

At Night


Hey guys! A few nights ago, I had a dream…it was the first time in a while that I remembered anything. Afterwards, I thought about what a friend recently told me. She said that for her new job in her ideal career, she would have to spend a significant amount of money and time traveling there. The dream made me think of the following question:

Would you be willing to work fewer hours, less pay, and/or more time traveled to work at a place that you consider ideal? Or would you rather what’s considered a standard job (40 hours/week, 9 am-5 pm)?

If you want to know what the dream was about, keep reading! Feel free to interpret it as well ^^

 

 

I was outside of what seemed to be an auditorium, waiting to be allowed inside. People were dressed in business attire, and it reminded me of some seminars that I had attended in the past. People entered and sat on fold-up chairs and as they sat the leader would give them a task based on their abilities. Someone that was right before me was assigned to promoting the event and making everything look pretty. The leader asked me to follow her outside and I thought she was going to ask me about web design since I had it on my resume.
When I came outside she was sitting at the table. She accused me of being lazy because I was only working one day a week. I said it was hard to find jobs out there. She scoffed and said my task was to meet with her once a week and show proof that I was looking for a job. When I complained she said I had gotten a scholarship to the program so I should be thankful. I was about to blow up at her when I woke up.
I  had mixed feelings about the dream. On one hand, despite her lack of people skills, she was actually trying to help me look for a job. On the other hand, I had never asked for a scholarship and she had made some serious judgments against me because I didn’t fit into her box. I guess we all have our moments when people judge us for what they see on the surface. They assume one thing instead of asking why we choose to do certain things, not just our career choices.

 

Styling Credits

Skin: Glam Affair – Kallisto – Jamaica 04 G
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Kat Mesh Hair – Ash (currently at the Seasons Story)
Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Hanky Panky (currently at the Vintage and Cool Fair)
Jacket: r2 A/D/E shu jacket black (currently at Collabor88)
Boots: Maitreya Thigh High Boots – Black Gold Snake

Makeup:
blackLiquid MAKEUP –  just gloss
[mock] Ethereal Eyeshadow
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
Pink Acid Heat Matte Lipstick V2 – True Blood

Bracelet: ~Tantalum~ Love Hand Bracelet
Nails: KOSH Gilded fingernails (old Arcade item)

Location: Captured Moments

 

Autumn Leaves hunt

 

Sightseeing at Sacred

Hello everyone! Have you all done the Autumn Leaves hunt over at ghee? If you haven’t, you still have time! The hunt started on September 19th, and you have all the way up until November 30th to do the hunt. But why would you wait so long when you can wear some of these items now for only 10L each?

 

ghee Autumn Leaves Hunt

 

I think it is hard to find quality hunts nowadays in Second Life, but I think there is something for everyone here. Nails, shoes, coats, sweaters, hats – everything you need to look fashionable for this SL season.

The sim that I am on is called Cherry Waves. Sophia Harlow was kind enough to let us explore her sim for a short period of time. If it’s still open, I would go check it out – it has all the elements for what you would want in an autumn sim. I even found the famous coffee shop from 8f8 – one of the popular items from last month’s Arcade ^^

Today I decided to go with minimal makeup for a bare and fresh look. I imagined if it was early in the morning on a typical fall day and it was a lot of mist outside, I probably wouldn’t feel like dressing up too much because of the weather.

See you next time!

 

Styling Credits

Skin: Glam Affair – Coral – Jamaica – Lotus G
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Legend Hair – Persephone – Fall
Coat: ghee Autumn Hunt Coat Oatmeal 
Cowl & Sweater:  ghee Autumn Hunt Conker  Ribbed Knit Cowl &  Oatmeal Turtleneck
Boots: Maitreya Thigh High Boots – Black Gold Snake
Hat: ghee Autumn Hunt Conker Beanie
Eyeliner – Eyeliner 2 – Daurage FIAT LUX

My Retreat

Watching flurries outside the window

Hey guys! There’s been a lot going on lately, with RL (classes have started again) and SL. I was happy to have been asked to do some consulting for a new fitted mesh breasts brand (yay!). Also, after what seems like months (really weeks, but SL time moves quickly as we all know), my boyfriend has been able to come back inworld so now we are making arrangements to live together. But first, he had the idea of going to a winter retreat for a week. He’s good at finding places to visit 🙂

Our winter cottage @ KAMRAIN Properties

From what we saw as we were looking, Kamrain Properties has houses for rent anywhere from 550L to 1250L a week. This is just for the winter houses – they have summer ones as well. Most are furnished, and some are not. For instance, there was a beautiful house that was I think 1k L a week with 333 prims. But I didn’t want to furnish it – it’s a vacation, not a permanent residence. The house we are staying in is 850L for 40 prims. But to tell you the truth, I haven’t felt the need to take anything out of my suitcase except my clothes.

retreat3_001Living Room/Dining Room

I have noticed lately that there are a number of people who are feeling stressed, just by reading various SL social media sites. Bloggers feel the need to attend all of the events and blog all of the things. Designers are not only striving to maintain and improve their products, but they have to do this while meeting the needs of all of the various events in SL. Club owners I feel always feel some sort of stress because there is always something  happening that can possibly take away from visitors having a good time at the club. And of course, there is always issues that come up in relationships (friend or intimate) that can threaten the peace. In my observations, some people have decided to take a break, and others are starting to suffer either mentally or physically.

retreat3_002Bathroom

One of the reasons why some of us get stressed is because it is easy to get involved in various projects in SL – that is if you know where to look. As we pile on project after project, all the individual stressors take their toll on us mentally. I think this is why I feel like I don’t have anything to blog, even though I can look on my to-do list and find that there are plenty of topics that I can blog about. When this happens, I try to talk about something that’s happening with me right now to break out of feeling this way.

retreat3_003Bedroom

One thing that I learned while being on vacation is that I definitely need more winter clothing. I decided to wear one of my favorite outfits on my first day.

Shirt & vest: Paradisis
Leggings: coldLogic
Boots: Maitreya
Other items: Hair – Emo-tions; Skin – Glam Affair; Glasses – Armidi

 

I think I’m going to get back to relaxing – I feel better already! 🙂

Take care for now, and stay tuned!

Turning back the hands of time

New @ C88

I can’t believe that I actually got into Collabor88 yesterday! As soon as I got in, I cammed in really close so all I could see were the displays. Since Seraphim SL had not blogged it yet (again, super early lol), I cammed around the place, letting each vendor rez so I could see what every store had. After I did that, I had very little issues with even trying on demo items to see what I wanted.  And there was a LOT that I wanted…hehe.

After a lot of agonizing, this is the first look that I put together. I was going for a sophisticated, classic look, and I believe I nailed it with the Miso hair from D!va, Ria skin from Belleza (first time in a while that I’ve bought a skin with lipstick added to it), and the dress/collar from Maitreya. I have on shoes from Hucci, also from this round’s C88, but they are not shown in the photo ( the photos that I took were not to my liking and would not do the shoes justice).

I will be going back…just not sure when because the crowds are craaazy!

Styling Credits

Skin: -Belleza- Ria SunKissed  2 ( @this month’s c88)
Hair: “D!va”” Hair “Miso” (MVW NORWAY 2014)(Black amber) ( @this month’s c88)
Dress: Maitreya Vintage Lace Gown – Iconic ( @this month’s c88)
Collar: Maitreya Vintage Collar – Ivory ( @this month’s c88)
Jewelry: Chop Zuey – Paparazzi III (red)
Shoes: (not shown) :HH:: Hucci Kasos – Loveland (with Slink medium feet) ( @this month’s c88)
Nails: Baiastice -Nailed It – Mesh Nails
Poses: Manifeste