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.
When I first put this look together I had a vision of how it would go, it didn’t so when I woke up after a restless night I set my scene again with a different pose and took a much better shot. I’ve been reminded lately why I got into blogging in the first place, it wasn’t for free stuff or even to really feature brands or events, that came much, much later. I got into blogging because I am a photography addict, I love taking pictures, and once upon a time I couldn’t take a posed shot to save my life. How times have changed and as we move into a new year I hope to focus on the photographic factor while doing justice to the wonderful designers, brands, and events that have entrusted me with their creations.
I am completely caught up on my commitments and wanted to something just for me, I had gotten these boots from Breathe when PocketGacha started on December 15 and had not had a chance to include them in a blog until now. What I love about PocketGacha, other than the lack of lag, the ability to play anywhere, and the ease is the chance to purchase full packs at a reduced price. That’s right, some designers offer you the chance to buy the fatpack outright rather than play the gacha and Breathe is one of them! When you buy the fatpack you get both pairs of boots with the fatpack HUD. It’s truly awesome and I think I’ve done it this way since the inception of PocketGacha because I just adore Breathe.
The shoes were the easy part and being broke meant I couldn’t go buy something new to go with them so I hunted through my inventory for a bodysuit and found this one from Erratic. Honestly, I’d forgotten I had it so I was stoked. Everything else fell into place after that.
I have mentioned that I just adore Adoness right? Well this one, again, is an older hair and available at the main store location. It is a shaved hair and does require a hairbase, Adoness sells appliers for Catwa and LOGO Omega which works on my LAQ mesh head fabulously, try a demo first though.
Although this tattoo is not my normal style, I really thought it fit my overall look well. From neck to ankle this tattoo comes with different strengths for Omega, Belleza, Slink, Maitreya, and system. This is a unisex tattoo as well.
The gorgeous nails are from none other than SlackGirl, fit for Maitreya, Slink, Vista, Tuty, Tonic, Eve, Altamura, and Ebody these nails will fit just about any hand you choose to wear. The 10 color HUD included ensures that you won’t get bored and you can grab these at the main store location.
I woke up yesterday morning to amazing new, I’d been accepted as an official blogger for Llorisen. I am so excited to be able to incorporate the fantastic builds from this amazing creator into my new decor attempts. I’ve had some really encouraging comments and thoughts on my decor scenes and I appreciate all of them. Decor is daunting to me, always has been and I tried to break out of my shell once before but stepped away because I felt that my scenes didn’t do justice to the amazing creators providing me items. This time I’ve had a little help and take my time in building a scene, moving items to fit my pictures. So I am going to give this an honest effort and do my very best to bring you stunning items for our absolutely amazing and creative decor creators in Second Life.
Llorisen is at FaMESHed with this fabulous, four-bedroom skybox. What I love the most about this skybox is that it comes with optional wall and flooring HUDs, you can paint your walls to be mix and match or all one color and each room is individually changeable. The skybox can be purchased for 499L and each texture HUD for 149L. I didn’t do a shot of each room, I’m not that confident yet in my decorating capabilities but I chose the main room and a cute Christmas setting.
I included the texture change tree from Jian, presents from Astralia, decor from Moss & Mink, Chez Moi, The Loft & Aria, Half Deer and Krescendo. There is so much cute holiday decor out right now you don’t want to miss out.
This gorgeous dress is brought to you by none other than Masoom, it comes in 6 individual colors or a fatpack. This dress does include optional panties and can be completely mixed and matched with the fatpack only. The items at Paying it Forward are transferable, so it the perfect spot to do your holiday shopping. Plus, join the free Paying it Forward group and rake in a ton of free gifts for yourself.
Phoenix has a new release in store and you don’t want to miss out on this fabulous hair. Each hair pack comes with a color change HUD for the bow, a style HUD including four styles and a bang and no bang option, and three different fits.
This super cute pose is a new release from Reve Obscura, it is a bento pose which means it requires a bento viewer (not optional) and bento-enabled hands for the best use. It comes with a present to hold and is so super cute, I thought it fit perfectly in with my scene.
Catwa Powder Pack was released yesterday and for those of you that are Lelutka fans, have no fear Lelutka will return on January 1. This pack was crammed full of some amazing skins, makeups, and eyes from some of my favorite creators. Every month you can reserve your Catwa Powder Pack for just 1500L, then sit back and relax, it will be delivered to you on the 17th. Add the HUD and unpack your items.
On top of the release at Powder Pack, Just Magnetized has released an all-new set of hairbases for Appliquè. This brand new HUD includes pastel hair and so much more. It is available for classic avatars, Catwa and Omega. You can tint your hairbase as needed as well.
Did I mention that Astralia is doing a Christmas sale? No? Well, she is! All past released Christmas items are only 150L and gachas are 50L. There are two new releases as well and these nails are one of them. An applier created for Astralia Coffin nails only this applier comes in 5 colors and admit it, they are super cute!
Nails *new*: Astralia – Winter Memories Maitreya Coffin Nails
I just had to do a closeup of these shoes, aren’t they cute!? If you’re not already a member of the Reign VIP group you can join for a 1000L. Each day during the 12 Days of Reignmas, Kenadee and Illy are giving away an amazing gift and these shoes are from day 1. They come with a full-color HUD so you can wear them with just about anything.
Since this song came out I have been waiting for a styling to fit the mood of the song and I finally found it with this post today. I’m completely addicted to this song and to top it all off I got a message accepting me as a blogger for The Makeover Room! I am so stoked about that, I love trying new makeups, skins, eyes and everything else and sharing them with my readers. This is a fabulous opportunity for me.
Today is the last day to get to the November round of Designer Showcase and when you’re there you can grab this awesome top and skirt set from Prism. This set is made for Belleza, Slink, and Maitreya and comes with a HUD for 4 gorgeous silk colors. The skirt and top are individually colored so that you can mix and match them if you’d like.
From the moment I first saw this gorgeous holiday party set from SAYO, I had a vision in my mind. This set is absolutely gorgeous and comes with the two tables, roses, candles and all five glittering stars, and they really do glitter and shine in Second Life. I’m just totally in love with the set and when I saw this fabulous backdrop from RAMA I knew it was just what I needed to complete my scene.
I love Foxcity poses and this set is no exception. Part of the beauty line of poses this set comes with a mesh lipstick with a color change feature built in, as always there are 6 poses available for individual purchase or a 7th pose with the fatpack.
I love Truth Hair and have since I first joined Second Life almost 7 years ago. His hairs are just amazing and he stays up with the latest trends to bring you the best of the best. This hair is available at the latest round of Uber and while you’re there you can grab the brand new Lelutka applier from Glam Affair. It’s made for Lelutka Greer bento mesh head but as you can see it looks amazing on my Lelutka Cate bento mesh head. This skin is available in 7 popular tones and each skin comes with 9 lipsticks and eyeshadows.
As I previously stated, I was accepted as an official blogger for The Makeover Room and I’m just ecstatic, I mean look at the goodies I get to bring to you. The Makeover Room opens tomorrow, December 1 and with it comes brand new eyes from Kosmetik, eyeshadows from Milla Rasmuson, and lipsticks from Avada.
Kosmetik brings you, Lux, these eyes are available for Catwa and Omega and also comes with mesh eyes and HUD. There are 20 colors built into these HUDs and they are all just gorgeous.
Until I got this blogger pack from Milla Rasmuson Makeup I have to admit to having never heard of this creator. I am however very impressed with the eyeshadow palette that is available in The Makeover Room for the December round. Made for Lelutka only this palette comes with 7 eyeshadow colors.
I discovered Avada when I was accepted to blog for Designer Showcase, I got my hands on an amazing hairbase from them, so when I saw that Avada was at The Makeover Room I, of course, had to open the pack and check it out, I am not disappointed. The lipstick shades are bright and vibrant and so much fun. This set comes with an all-in-one applier HUD for Catwa, Omega and LAQ, a separate HUD for Lelutka and system layers for those of you choose not to go mesh. 14 colors are included in this set.
I know you all are probably sick of hearing it but I really do love the nail creations from SlackGirl. This set is for eBento and fits all bento mesh hands, it comes with a HUD that includes 12 stunning colors.
I have officially been out of work for a month now, I’ve had one interview that went nowhere, although I’m not entirely sure I wanted it to since it was a graveyard position. I keep applying and sometimes I wonder if my qualifications make me unhireable at the “dead end” jobs I am applying to. Right now I’d be happy with working fast food but two and a half years as a store manager might be a bit off-putting to a manager. I’m not giving up but with the holidays creeping closer and closer and the bills not going away, I am starting to feel the pressure of not having a job.
PocketGacha has really become my favorite gacha shopping event. Every month on the 15th the HUD is reloaded with new offerings from amazing designers from all over Second Life. Add the HUD, give permission for it to debit your Lindens, and play. That is all there is to it. No fighting to get into a full sim, no lag, no missing item delivery. It is honestly one of the best systems I have ever seen. This month Varonis and Minimal have items in PocketGacha. Varonis is offering this outfit in 5 colors plus matching hat and chokers. Each one of those is the common items and you can win an amazing backdrop as the rare seen in Club Can’t Handle Me. I love this set and am so glad I can share it with you.
The Minimal backdrop set includes two rares and 7 commons this round. I just love Minimal backdrops, the colors and realism are like none other. I stink at creating scenes, I try really hard but fail often and so backdrops are a dream come true for me, it gives me a base to either build on or just a fabulous setting that’s ready-made.
I got accepted to blog for a brand new event in Second Life called District 23. This event is completely centered around tattoos and some of the best designers in the business are involved. This stunning, full-body tattoo is from [M]A.C. [D]esign and includes appliers for Maitreya, Slink, Signature, TMP, Belleza, and Omega compatible. There are three strengths included as well and a total of 5 different tattoos are available for purchase at District 23.
I love Reve Obscura poses, Lyriqz makes some amazing bento poses and this one is no exception. This pose comes with the sunglasses. With bento, you must remember to make it work properly you need a bento viewer and bento-enabled hands. Not having these two items will make the pose work incorrectly. When using bento poses you must also remember that you will need to edit your shape to fit the pose not the other way around. Bento is very specific and changing your shoulders and arm length may be necessary for proper fit.
When I first saw this hair I had to have it, I had a little problem with the hairbase (not sold with the hair) when I tried taking photos. For some reason whenever I wear a hairbase on my Lelutka bento mesh heads (I have two, this one is May) and I go into advanced lighting in SL the hairbase disappears. I have tried everything I can think of to make it not happen and I’ve had no luck. So I cheated and took two pictures, on in advanced and one with no advanced and overlayed them. The final image is pretty stellar in my opinion but I really wish I could solve my problem so I didn’t have to go to these lengths to create an image with a hairbase. Anyway, back to the hair. Entwined created this hair for Remnant and it’s a unisex hair, there is one for men and one for women included in the pack and it also includes two hairline versions. I had to have this hair, it’s so amazing.
My next awesome PocketGacha find is these stunning eyes from Lotus. With 15 commons and 2 rares to win, you will definitely want to get your hands on these eyes. The applier is made for Catwa only but it also includes a set of mesh eyes that are modifiable to fit whichever head you choose.
I went back to FaMESHed and I saw this jewelry set from Cae and had to have it. The necklace and earrings are sold separately or as a pack and come with a HUD with 6 metals and 14 stones. They are resizeable and the necklace can be worn multiple ways with the option to turn off each piece.
Jewelry *new*: Cae – Sawyer Necklace and Earrings – FaMESHed
Blogging for SlackGirl is such an honor and I have fallen in love with her creations, completely and thoroughly. These nails are available at Limit8 and come with a HUD that includes 10 colors. They are fit for bento hands only.
Sometimes I have so many things I want to say, so many thoughts swirling through my brain that I can’t really make sense of them, but today I want to say how grateful I am. I am grateful to all the designers and blog managers who have given me a chance to showcase their wonderful creations. I am grateful to Kay Weston of Image Essentials giving me the chance to be her blog manager and help her create a team that will take us to the next level. I am grateful to the wonderful bloggers that have taken on the calling of blogging for Image Essentials and the hard work and dedication that they do. Most of all I am grateful to be able to do this, to take items from these amazing creators and bring them to life for my readers to enjoy.
PocketGacha is in its third month and the items are just as amazing now as they were in the first two round. Varonis is in the November edition of PocketGacha with some stunning items. This gacha set has 10 commons and one rare to win.
My friend Maddy messaged me the other day and asked if I would share some of her new items that are available at White Nights Event happening right now from November 20-27. This is a discount event so hurry you don’t want to miss out on this amazing dress. It comes with a HUD including 12 colors and 2 metals. This dress is super sexy and perfect for a night out at the club.
A few months ago I messaged the creator of MODA, my application had been sitting in limbo for a little while and I thought I would touch base with her. It was the perfect time since she’d just lost a blogger and was looking to fill a spot and I got a chance to blog for an amazing creator. I have never regretted my decision to contact her and I’m hoping she hasn’t either. These gorgeous, thigh-high boots are available at anyBODY right now. As with all MODA shoes, it comes with an extensive HUD to customize them to your needs.
This brand new set of poses comes with five +mirrors and is available only at TWE12VE until the end of the month. I love Image Essentials, she always comes up with fun bento poses for just about any situation.
Just Magnetized is back in this month’s Catwa Powder Pack with an all-new hairbase and that influenced my decision on which hair to showcase this time around. Powder Pack is released twice a month with some of the best skins and makeups on the grid for Catwa and Lelutka mesh heads, you can pre-order them for only 1500L or wait until it’s released and pay 3000L. I have never been disappointed in all the months I have been blogging for Powder Pack with the items that I receive.
I actually have two items from SlackGirl today and the second is these amazing nails available at Designer Circle until the end of the month. These nails come with a HUD that includes 14 color options and they are fit for Bento-enabled hands only including Maitreya, Tuty, Slink, Tonic, Vista and Eve. I just love SlackGirl nails, they’ve become one of my go to nails for mesh hands.
Masoom makes some of my favorite Bento-rigged gloves and these are definitely no exception. These gloves are rigged for Maitreya hands only and comes with a HUD that includes 16 colors and three gems. They are just amazing and you can head on over to 4Mesh to get your set until December 11.
I admit to being irritated by the new rule of Flickr on the number of groups that you can post to for one picture. When you typically post to over 200 groups, legitimately and are told that you can now only post to 60 groups and that’s only if you are a Pro member, non-pro members only have the availability of 30 groups for a picture. I pissed and moaned, bitched and complained, and I have ultimately decided that I will just continue to use Flickr as I always have, another medium in which to share my pictures and blog. I will promote it the way I have been for the past 3 years and with or without Flickr’s help I will continue to grow and expand my blog. There are so many tools out there, it’s time to learn how to use them all to my best advantage.
When I saw what Lybra had created for PocketGacha I couldn’t wait to put it together and I think I did pretty well. This gacha set has 18 commons and one rare, the stockings are the rare item and it comes with a color change HUD with 17 color options, the shoes are common and come with a metal change HUD with 3 options, the phone is also a common item and comes with a HUD with 6 options. There are so many cute things in this gacha set you will want to collect them all. If you haven’t tried PocketGacha yet you have no idea what you’re missing out on. A simple HUD that you can add anywhere, shop to your heart’s content, no fighting to get into full sims and a lag-free experience.
Outfit and decor *new*: Lybra – CozyCats Gacha – Silk Black, Cozy Heels, Black Chair, Cozy Sugar, i-Cozy Phone – Common, Cozy Tights – Rare – PocketGacha
With the theme of PocketGacha being Las Vegas, I thought this backdrop from SAYO fit perfectly. I wanted a fancy hotel feel for my picture and I think this captured it perfectly. One of 8 commons from a gacha released a few months ago this set is just amazing.
Image Essentials is at Designer Circle with this brand new set of bento-enabled poses. As always, this set includes 5 poses plus mirrors. This set also comes with a mesh phone and magazine for two of the poses.
This sexy hair is from Stealthic, it’s available in all standard color packs and has a style HUD with toggle option included. I just love Stealthic and his style HUDs, the toggle option is amazing and allows for more natural hair movement.
I had to switch back to my Catwa Catya head so I could share with you the amazing new skin from Spirit. Two different skin, one that I got to name but wasn’t fortunate enough to get, are available at Kustom9 in a gacha machine. There is a total of 21 commons, 2 rares and one super rare in this set.
I have not one, but two amazing items from SlackGirl today, these awesome nails are part of the gacha set for PocketGacha and includes 7 common nail packs and one rare, pinky ring with HUD. The second item is these amazing rings, bento-enabled and fit for Maitreya or Slink you can wear as many or as few as you’d like. A texture HUD is included with 4 metals and 20 gem colors.
Yesterday was the preliminary hearing for my soon to be ex-husband on the child molestation charges, my daughter and I were both subpoenaed but thankfully there was a continuance. I don’t know if the lawyer he got was smart enough to tell him to waive his right to this hearing since they have him dead to rights, or if the lawyer was just completely unprepared and so he asked for more time. Either way, my daughter did not have to testify yesterday and now we wait to see if this goes to trial. I just wish this whole nightmare was over and that I could start giving my children a better life, the life they deserve.
I decided some time ago that I am not a decor blogger, I’m not good at making scenes and putting stuff together, but when I went to Collabor88 yesterday and I saw these amazing items I just had to create a scene. SAYO has this awesome backdrop, it comes with a color change HUD to customize it and it’s just fabulous. There are six colors to choose from. The fireplace is from Pilot+Can’t Even, it comes in two different colors sold individually and the chaise is just gorgeous. The chaise is available in PG and adult versions. The PG version that I chose comes with single and couple poses and a texture change option for the cushion and back of the chaise.
Masoom is back at Cosmopolitan Sales Room with this stunning dress, available in 16 colors individually and in a fatpack, made for Maitreya, Slink and Belleza Isis and Freya. Materials are enabled on this dress, so when you use advanced lighting you get the shiny texture.
I wanted a new skin, I am pretty sure I never blog the same skin twice unless I forget to change it but I realized that Glam Affair would have something brand new at Collabor88 and I wasn’t disappointed. Created for Lelutka mesh heads this skin is stunning and comes with eyeshadows and lipsticks to compliment it. I used the lipstick but chose to feature a brand new eyeshadow from Mesange. Yes, I am still wearing my Lelutka May bento mesh head.
I can’t avoid gacha machines, it doesn’t matter how good my resolve is I always end up playing. This time I went to Gacha Garden and scored these amazing rings from AvaWay. There are two rares with color change HUDs and 18 commons to win in this gacha machine.
I have not one, but two stunning items from SlackGirl this time, Hellen eyes are made for Catwa and Lelutka and also comes with its own set of mesh eyes if you prefer those, there are no system eyes in this pack. These nails! I have fallen in love with SlackGirl nails, and this set is no exception. Made for all bento mesh hands it comes with a HUD to customize your nails to 12 colors. Both of these gorgeous items are main store releases.
Utopia has quickly become one of my favorite shoe creators and you can see why. The HUD comes with preset color combinations plus the ability to change the colors individually, there are five gloss levels and the prices are very reasonable.
My mind is overloaded with thoughts, a jumbled mess that I can’t seem to make an order of. Things I cannot discuss with anyone, lost in my thoughts, my mind racing to make sense, to find peace. Only time will bring that and an inevitable conclusion, but only time will tell if that conclusion is inevitable or not.
N°21 opened on October 21 and runs until November 12, there were so many things I saw a preview for I just had to go and grab them. Astralia is there with an all-new gacha set, this set includes 1 rare and 4 commons and I just had to create my own scene using two of them. These are just so much fun!
Backdrop (new): Astralia – Paparazzi Corner and Hedge Common – N°21
Marketplace My second find at N°21 is this adorable dress from Mossu, made for Maitreya only and available in 9 colors individually this dress is just gorgeous. Buy the fatpack to unlock its true potential though. With the fatpack you 11 regular colors, 7 glitter fabrics, 11 belt colors and 11 gem colors. The fatpack is the only way to go.
I think I went through every pose I own before I decided to hit the MP and find the perfect pose for a paparazzi shot and I found it at Reve Obscura. Lush was just what I needed. This bento-enabled pose requires a bento viewer and for best results bento hands.
N°21 offers a lot of gacha machines this month for it’s Halloween event, Doe, Kibitz, and Spirit are all there with superb gacha prizes. This gorgeous hair is the work of Doe and has 14 commons and 4 rares to win.
Hair (new): Doe – Elizabeth Indecisive Rare – N°21
I’ve never owned a Spirit skin and when I saw this gacha I wanted to try them out, I am not disappointed. 16 commons and 2 rares can be yours when you play this gacha machine and the appliers are made for Catwa only. Body appliers are sold separately.
These gorgeous shoes are the creation of MODA and available right now at The Trunk Show, with the standard and massive color HUD that MODA provides you can customize these shoes to your heart’s desire.
It’s Halloween month and as such, I’ve quite gotten into the spirit of the month in the last several blog posts. However, as previously stated I was recently accepted into Nantra as an official blogger. I bring this up because she has created poses for The Trunk Show, a wedding-themed event and although they had a slight Halloween feel to them I had to add my unique touch.
Some might see this as a sad picture but I like to think she’s just happy to see him one more time, the ghostly figure is my alt Thad who kindly agreed to be ghosted for this picture. Ain’t he a sport? (Not that he had much choice, I mean I am in control and all) I will not be covering his look so if you’d like to know about something he’s wearing, leave a comment and I’ll do my best to oblige. First, off we have this amazing pose from Nantra, as I stated before it is at the newest round of Pale Girl Productions’ The Trunk Show happening right now. This pose is a couple’s pose and comes with the mesh headstones, rez, click, and sit to create your very own until death do us part picture. This is a unique wedding pose and just perfect for Halloween month.
The second item I have from The Trunk Show is this amazing gown from Lybra, available in 11 colors and made for Maitreya only. I love the lace overlay and the full skirt. She did such a phenomenal job on this creation.
A wedding photo needs an amazing hair and when I saw this one from RAMA I knew it was going to be perfect. You can head on over to Shiny Shabby right now to pick this stunning updo up and make it yours.
7 Deadly Skins always creates such beautiful skins and this one is no exception, I actually covered the freckled version in another blog but I needed the no brow version today to cover a new set of gorgeous eyebrows from Just Magnetized available at Appliqué this month. The skin from 7 Deadly Skins comes in 4 different versions with 6 skin tones in each box. The Just Magnetized eyebrows are for Catwa, Omega, and classic avatars and has 15 different colors and are tintable to make them a perfect match.
I had covered these eyes from Modish previously but they are so pretty I wanted to include them again. Available in October’s Catwa Powder Pack, the All About Eyes pack is a HUD that includes 4 eyelashes, 10 eyeshadows, and 8 eye colors. They are just beautiful.
A wedding photo wouldn’t be complete without a lovely bouquet and Ama had just what I needed. The Paper Roses bouquet available right now at The Trunk Show can be purchased in either a transfer or copy version. It comes with a HUD to change the flowers to different colors and is just beautiful. This does not include an animation for posing.