It’s my rez day, 7 years in this crazy world we call Second Life. Some bad but a lot of really good things have happened to me over the years. I’ve met people from all over the world, in fact, I adopted a mother that lives in Australia. If it wasn’t for Second Life I wouldn’t have met any of these people and it makes me so happy to know them.
Sometimes I get items to blog that I am just clueless how to put together, then an item will become available that makes everything else fall into place. First, I am going to cover the decor in this photo and then I’ll get to the lovely fashion.
DaD is at FaMESHed with this awesome pool, it includes sits, singles, couples, and family poses built into it. It’s a super cute heart shaped and comes with an optional border piece that you can line up with the pool or make look like a patio.
This adorable brick oven BBQ kitchen and terrace furniture is from Aphrodite Shop and can be grabbed right now at On9. It is available with three options and includes the BBQ Oven, chairs, table, and more.
Now for the fashion. Lybra is The Season Story with this fabulous set. This set is Maitreya exclusive and comes in 10 colors or a fatpack, the bra, panties, and gloves are color change independently and the set can be purchased as a fatpack.
On9 officially opens today and with it some amazing items from designers all across the grid. I’m so honored to be officially be blogging for this event, I have applied every time since I started blogging 3 years ago. To say I was speechless is an understatement.
I took a few pieces from different designers at On9 to create this look. The flowers, hair, necklace, and outfit are all available starting today. If you haven’t been to On9 before, or aren’t sure how it works let me tell you. Designers put their items out for sale, then they pick one of the items and mark it down at least 20%, it is then up to you to find the reduced items. It’s a pretty awesome event.
Flowers *new*: Naminoke – Dollar Plant Headdress Pink – On9
I wanted to add some fun to this and found the brand new stuff from Plastik coming to The Season Story on January 10 at noon SLT. This set comes with the plate of cookies and the held cookies for right and left hands as well as the mouth cookie. The held and mouth cookies are color change with the HUD and have bento holds included. These are so much fun!
A shopping day with a friend is the best therapy in the world, unfortunately, it seems Addy and I went a little overboard and as we loaded out packages on the subway car, there was so many we couldn’t possibly sit down. We grabbed, the pole and gave a show to the guy drinking coffee instead, I don’t think he was as amused as we were.
Lybra has this amazing new bodysuit with optional jacket available right now at FaMESHed and comes in 10 amazing colors. Grab the fatpack for even more customization and a total of 17 colors. I chose to go opposite of Adalynne with the color scheme but all the colors are stunning. This is made for Maitreya only.
Breathe is in PocketGacha with two fabulous types of shoes in this month’s amazing gacha set. What I love the most about Breathe is that you have the option of buying the fatpack without ever playing the gacha machine. These shoes are fit for Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink and come with the fatpack HUD included.
I love Adoness, have I said that before? I’m kind of late to the blogging game for Cruella and she’s not as active as she used to be in Second Life, I messaged her when we set this shot up because I knew it would be perfect to complete my look. This hair comes with a system tattoo hairbase which doesn’t work with mesh but you can use it with any compatible hairbase or purchase a compatible hairbase from Adoness.
It’s New Year’s Eve, time to say goodbye to a very bad year, well not all bad but pretty bad. I’ve still got some bad to look forward to in 2018 but hopefully, the end result of that will be something very, very good. I have set some blogging goals for myself in 2018, one is to get better with my photography, to push myself into trying new things and to not be afraid. It is time, after 3 years of blogging to grow again, my blog has grown a little bit each year and this time I want BIG changes.
I really want to focus more on decor blogging, sometimes alone and sometimes as a scene. The first time I saw this gacha set from Bee Designs I knew I wanted to blog it, becoming a decor blogger isn’t easy, especially when the past 3 years has been focused on fashion. For so long I’ve used backdrops as the main focus of behind me in a blog, but a backdrop can be used for so much more. I had a lovely Ionic backdrop that I used for the walls of my room.
This gorgeous negligee set is from The Annex and is available right now at The Trunk Show, a bi-monthly, wedding-themed event. IT comes in 4 colors. I don’t normally choose pink but it fit in with everything else so well I just had to.
The gorgeous strapped heeled boots are perfection and when I saw them I knew they’d be perfect to complete my look. They come with fits for Belleza, Slink, Tonic, and Maitreya and also include a full-color HUD.
I’m still so thrilled to have been accepted by Adoness as a blogger, I’ve loved her hair for years. She’s not super active in Second Life anymore since RL has dug its claws into her but this hair is available at the main store location. It’s so sexy and feminine.
Avada is back at The Makeover Room with a new set of eyebrows, this pack includes system tattoos, Catwa, LAQ, Lelutka, and Omega. There are 7 colors and an eyebrow shape included as well. Remember that The Makeover Room does not open until January 1.
2017 has been quite the experience, not only for myself but for so many of my friends and family. I can’t say I’m not anxious to brush the dirt of 2017 off and move on to new adventures and hopefully true happiness in 2018. I decided that it’s close enough to New Year’s Eve to post a blog about it, right?
When I first saw this new backdrop from Varonis I knew I was going to blog it. The formal, dark setting is just perfect for about anything. I chose to great a ballroom for my New Year’s Eve party. Available right now at Shiny Shabby this backdrop and is only 44LI. I was shocked when I went to grab it and found out it was only 199L, a steal in my opinion.
A new year’s eve party wouldn’t be complete without champagne, balloons, and more would it? I had seen a set from Chez Moi that was available for 50% off, I missed that deal but I found it in the Marketplace for full price and had to have it. This set comes with champagne cart, hanging stars, wall lights, and string decor. The champagne cart comes with animated poses for eating, drinking, and chatting built into it, there are single male and female as well as couples poses.
I went to Uber, only intending on buying the fabulous hair from Mina and saw this balloon set. Hive created it and it includes 4 types of balloons in three metallic colors.
The perfect setting deserves the perfect gown right? Well, The Annex is at Genre this month, sadly this will be the final round of Genre. I blogged for them when they first opened so it makes me a little sad to see this event go away. This dress is fit for Maitreya, Freya, and Hourglass and is available in 5 colors. It’s just gorgeous. Oh, did I mention? I was accepted as an official blogger for The Annex, I’m so excited!
When I first saw this hair I had to have it, I love updos. I have REALLY short hair in real life and even when I had long hair I couldn’t do a thing with it, so hair is an addiction for me in SL. Mina released this hair for Uber and it comes with a minimal style HUD that includes a bang and no bang options.
7 Deadly Skins is still doing the Christmas Advent, group members can wear their tag and get several skins absolutely free, today’s skin is day 27 and it comes with the LAQ/Omega applier Linda in 6 skin tones as well as Slink, Phatazz, and Tango appliers. The pack also includes a male skin.
Dark Passions – Koffin Nails is also inthis final round of Genre with a beautiful set of nail polishes. This pack is only available as a fatpack and comes with Maitreya, Omega, and Slink nail HUDs. There are 6 colors included in this set.
The Makeover Room is back with another round and Entice has a lovely set of lipstick available this round. Made for Catwa, LAQ, Lelutka, and Omega this lipstick looks absolutely stunning on my LAQ Neve MoCap mesh head. The Makeover Room opens January 1 and you can shop until you drop until January 26.
Christmas is here again and so much has changed this year. Some for the good but most of it for the worse. I’m trying to finish this year off on a positive note, some days are harder than others. The new year is slowly creeping up and I am determined to walk in 2018 with my head held high and a will to do my very best, for myself and my children. I am not going to make any resolutions for the new year, I always fail at them, instead, I am going to do this coming year what I should have been doing all along. Live.
I got this outfit to blog from Masoom and at first, I wasn’t entirely sure what to do with it, I got this amazing hair from VoltHair and put them together. 80’s started streaming through my head and then I asked for a second opinion and it was unanimous, 80’s it was. Once that was decided everything else fell into place. Masoom created this gacha outfit for Hourglass, Freya, and Maitreya. It has 20 commons and 2 lootboxes you can win. The only thing missing with this picture is the cute reindeer headband. The black top and red and green ribbon are from Lootbox 1 and the solid black gloves are part of lootbox 2. The white panties are a common item. You have until January 19 to hit the Lootbox gacha event.
This VoltHair gacha has 16 commons and two lootboxes to win. I won the rare 2 box which includes the brown and blond HUD which is exactly the one I wanted. It also includes the chains and a HUD to control the front hair color independently. It also includes a catwa and Omega hairbase. I fell in love with this hair the first time I saw it and was completely stoked when I got the rare that I really wanted.
Utopia is back at Cosmopolitan with these sexy, strapped, stiletto heeled shoes. They come with a full-color HUD with 9 preset colors and the ability to mix and match. I just love Utopia, the options and colors are just out of this world and the quality is second to none.
I went to Limit8, hoping against hope that the limited edition item was still available, it wasn’t but the regular version of this amazing backdrop is as well as the poses. The backdrop is modifiable so I changed the color from white to purple and used a Foxcity windlight to really make it pop. The poses come in 6 individual poses for sale or a greedy pack that includes an exclusive pose and the dancer’s pole. All poses have mirrors as well so you don’t just get 7 you get 14.
District 23 is in its second month, this tattoo-only event features some of the best tattoo artists on the Second Life grid. This tattoo from M.A.C. Design includes a face tattoo as well as a full body tattoo and is available only at District 23 right now. It includes system tattoos, Belleza, Maitreya, Signature, TMP, Slink, and Omega.
Look at the detail on those chains from VoltHair, but I digress. 7 Deadly Skins is doing 32 days of advent. There is still time to head on over and grab the gifts for the advent. If you’re not already a member of 7 Deadly Skins it does cost you 1000L during the advent. Today I chose to share day 20 with you. This set comes with female skin Mimosa in 5 tones and is based on the LAQ mesh heads, however, this is an omega applier so it will work other omega compatible heads. I am showing you this on the brand new LAQ Neve MoCap head.
Mesange brought us a brand new group gift this month. This lovely eyeshadow comes with Omega and Catwa appliers and 5 HUDs with color eyeliners on each HUD. I paired this lovely liner with some older eyes from Mesange as well.
Anyone that has been following my blog for any amount of time knows that I just love the mesh nails from SlackGirl. This set is available at the WoW Cart sale, I double checked to make sure they were still there and found a hunt while I was at it! Fit for Eve, Maitreya, Slink, and Vista they come with a HUD that includes 8 colors.
Sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone, break down the walls that are holding you back, and try something you never have before to grow. This is one of those times. When I heard that Scarlet Creative was looking for a few bloggers to complete the 2018 team my first thought was “I’ve never blogged Scarlet Creative before”. I decided to open up the application and check out the rules and although I don’t feel that I am quite there yet, you never gain anything by not trying. I jokingly call this post my “audition” piece. I hope you enjoy.
When I decided to attempt a full decor blog I decided to choose this gorgeous build available at Collabor88. This 3 level house with a room on each level and is only 177 LI fully rezzed. You may purchase an optional snow roof at the main store location and the total cost of this gorgeous setting? 238L total, but remember the special pricing of the house is while purchased at Collabor88.
While I was looking at the house at Collabor88 I also saw this lovely conservatory and thought it would be perfect to complete my scene, it was only 88L a total steal in my opinion. Only 84LI this conservatory comes with an optional snow roof as well, plus some of the other snow pilings you see around the decor including the snow on the railing of the Scarlet Creative build. I added some lovely trees from The Little Branch including the Giant Cedar that is part of the Hello Tuesday today only at Cosmopolitan and a very miniature version of the Winter Brise tree available at FaMESHed, I thought it made a lovely shrub in front of my window.
I felt like something was missing and got to looking, that’s when I realized I had no lamps or lights of any kind. I hit the marketplace and found this super cute, Victorian lamp post. It is only 7LI and also comes with single and couple’s poses built right in.
This was fun and although a little weird not to include myself in a picture it was kind of nice not to have to stress over how I looked. I hope you all enjoyed my review of these fabulous decor pieces. Merry Christmas, Happy Hannakah, Merry Kwanzaa, or whatever it is you celebrate this time of year.
I just have to state that this is the biggest decor blog I have ever done and I am pretty proud with how it turned out. That being said, White Christmas has been one of my favorite songs for as long as I can remember. I saw the movie for the first time when I was about 13 and discovered at that time it was my mom’s absolute favorite movie as well. There isn’t a Christmas that goes by now that we don’t throw it in the Blu-Ray player and watch it, my kids love it too. It is a timeless classic and I am so glad it is there to help me make memories with my kids.
PocketGacha, if you haven’t heard of this or used this what have you been doing? Living under a rock? PocketGacha is the new way to play gacha. Every month on the 15th at 7 am you attach your HUD, where ever you are, give it permissions and start playing. Some designers even give you the option of buying the fatpack without playing! This is the most innovative gacha system I have ever seen and I love it.
This month Apple Fall has some offerings for the PocketGacha this month, the first gacha that he has done in 3 years I think I heard the rumor was, I don’t know how true that is but it’s what I heard. This set is so amazing I had to play to win. It includes 2 rares and 8 commons. The truck and wrought iron chair are the rares and OMG that truck is just awesome.
Mesh India also has a lovely set of winter decor in PocketGacha, there is 5 commons and one rare to win in this set.
I needed some stuff to complete my scene and I had heard there was a couple of cute gachas over at The Chapter Four. Bee Designs has a super cute snowman gacha and I found all the yummy treats I could ever need from SESE.
When I first saw this gorgeous outfit from Belle Epoque I knew I was going to go broke playing for the items I wanted. Pretty close because look at this amazing coat. This gacha set includes 1 rare dress and 29 commons. This coat has the hands in the pockets and comes with a skin HUD to match your hands to your skin.
SlackGirl has an awesome shoe gacha for PocketGacha this month and I thought they just went so beautifully with this coat I had to share them. These shoes come with Maitreya, Bellza and Slink shoes included and there are a total of 6 HUDs to win, 5 commons and 1 rare.
The 2017 Christmas Advent calendar at 7 Deadly Skins is in full swing. Simply wear your VIP tag, tp to the sim and pick up an amazing skin gift every day. The skin I chose today is from day 14 and the pack comes with omega face appliers in 6 tones with 2 eyebrow options for each color. It also comes with appliers for Banned body, Phatazz, Slink hands/feet, Tango and Wowmeh. Other body appliers are sold separately.
I’m still wearing my LAQ Scarlet MoCap head, I am genuinely in love with this head. I do wish there were more options for animations but other than that I have no complaints. I did discover something last night, the eyes that come with the head are system eyes and simply require an alpha, I’ve gotten so use to mesh eyes it didn’t dawn on me. So I alphaed my eyes out, added my Catwa unrigged eyes and voila now I can wear any Catwa eye applier I want! I chose a stunning set of eyes from LOTUS and yes they are in PocketGacha this month.
It’s Christmas time, a time of joy and celebration, of making new friends and holding old friends near. This year has not been the best but I’m looking forward to a year of renewal, of starting over and getting my life back together. I’m looking for the good in things, not the bad. The other day my friend Ellen posted about doing collaborations with other bloggers, I simply commented “I’m shy” because I am really. I hate imposing or feeling that I am imposing on anyone, but Ellen wanted to collaborate. I got to talk to her a bit and learn some more about her. I already knew she did fantastic pictures and her blog was pretty amazing, what I didn’t know though is that she’s only been in Second Life a little over a year and she only started blogging on a real basis back in June of this year. Color me surprised, her photography looks like she’s been at this for years! Make sure to go give her blogand Flickrsome love, she’s earned it.
I don’t typically credit the stuff from the other person’s look but the only other person but I had the forethought to get her items too, that really makes all the difference in the world, but you can check out her blog too for her credits:Blues for Christmas.
Ellen was going to build a scene because let’s admit it she’s a far better decor blogger than I am, but the stress of getting something together was not the goal of this post, we wanted to have fun and share our unique styles. I suggest a sim that I have come to enjoy for my photography, there is a stunning ballroom and you can rez there when you join the free group.
Choosing what to wear may have been the hardest part, but when I showed Ellen this fabulous gown from Lybra she was “let’s do that, I’ll go grab one”. It was then just a matter for me to decide which color would compliment hers.
Dress *new*: Lybra – Ara Light Blue (Ellen) and Blue (Nickie) –FaMESHed
That’s where the similarities end, however, Ellen is a stunning redhead, whereas I prefer blonds. Ellen chose a stunning, long hair from Truth whereas I wanted a cute and cute hair. This hair from Magika is brand new and available at the main store location in all four HUD color options.
I’ve been living in my brand new LAQ Scarlet MoCap head so when I went to Kustom9 and saw that one of my all-time favorite skin makers had made a LAQ applier I had to have it. This applier comes in 7 skin tones and has a very cute sprinkling of freckles across the cheeks and nose.
Ellen uses her own shape but I purchased one from Quenby, I’m not very good at making my face pretty so I buy a shape and then modify my body and leave the face alone. This shape is so cute and very youthful.
Shape *new*: Quenby – Scarlet for LAQ Scarlet MoCap
I chose this gorgeous eyeshadow from SlackGirl, it is available right now at Appliquè. It comes with an Omega HUD including 8 colors and system tattoo layers as well. These shadows are just gorgeous. For the closeup look of Ellen please visit her blog.
I wanted a necklace to compliment this stunning dress and hopped around a few events before I remembered that Just Because had a new necklace at Pay It Forward. This event is a gifting event so you can purchase items to give as gifts or keep them for yourself. This necklace comes with a HUD that includes 7 metals and 22 gems. It is truly a stunning piece.
Dark Passions – Koffin Nails is at Imaginarium with a brand new gacha. This gacha is so much fun and includes 14 commons and 1 rare. They are made for Slink, Omega and Maitreya nails. Remember, if you have Maitreya to play that machine as Omega does not work with Maitreya.