Christmas Eve

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 blog and Flickr some 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.

Location:  The Looking Glass

The only addition we made to the scene is this gorgeous Christmas tree from Jian. Available right now at FaMESHed, this tree comes in a pack with a HUD to change multiple things about your tree.

Tree *new*Jian –  Christmas Tree 2017 – FaMESHed

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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

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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.

Hair

Ellen: Truth – Ophelia

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Nickie *new*: Magika – Seven Days HUD 01

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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.

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Ellen: League – Sadie 

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Nickie *new*Glam Affair – Lola for LAQ – Kustom9

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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.

Eyeshadow *new*SlackGirl – Lucia Eyeshadow – Appliquè

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EyesMesange – Natsu

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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.

Necklace *new*Just Because – Abby Necklace – Pay It Forward

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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.

Nails *new*Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Stargazer Rare Maitreya – Imaginarium

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Kibitz is back at Kustom9 with an all-new set of Maitreya bento-enabled rings. Available in four metal colors or a fatpack these rings are sure to complete your look.

Rings *new*Kibitz – Carlotte Rings Onyx – Kustom9

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We pulled the entire thing together with this fabulous bento pose from Foxcity. The super cute infinity symbol created by your hands was just too good not to share.

PoseFoxcity – Infinity

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Winter Wonderland

 

I swore I was going to get this blog written today and I will. Sometimes I see items from designers and immediately the wheels start turning. Ideas float in my head aching to be brought to fruition. With this set of pictures today I had help from my good friend Adalynne Romano if you haven’t seen her blog before you really should check it out. She’s what I want to be when I grow up. Her decor blogging is just phenomenal. So when I was setting the scene for this post I asked for her help and what you see is the final product.

This scene was created by taking several amazing items from decor creators all over the grid. The trees, hill, and grass are all from the amazing The Little Branch. This funky tree, snow hill, and grass are all part of the brand new set from FaMESHed. This set also includes 2 other grass types, another hill, and a frozen deer. The big tree is animated and just looks absolutely gorgeous inworld.

The cute animals are from Half Deer and United InshCon. The Deer family comes with all three animals and are gacha, and the foxes are part of an old gacha that I was lucky enough to find on the MP. They all completed my scene so fantastically. The other trees pictured are also from The Little Branch available inworld and on the MP.

Scene

Little Branch – Cedar Tree v2, Cedar Tree v3, Giant Cedar animated, Red Elder

*new* Little Branch – Winter Brise animated, Buffalo Grass – FaMESHed

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Deer: United InshCon – Deer Family

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FoxesHalf Deer – Red Fox Running and Sleeping

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The outfit is several pieces that came together to create a great winter look. MOoH! has this adorable puffer coat with attached shirt available at The Frozen Fair. This jacket comes with a HUD that includes 6 colors, the shirt is black and is not color change. This jacket is fit for all three Belleza bodies, Ebody, Maitreya, both Slink bodies, Ocacin, TMP, and both Tonic bodies, as well as standard fitmesh sizes. I paired it with some older leggings from Blueberry and voila my look was created.

I completed my look with a brand new hair from Limerence and super cute boot from Empire. Both are available right now at Winter Trend. The hair comes with a hat that you can wear with the hair or separately or not at all. This is my first experience with Limerence and I’m impressed, I’ll be checking more of these hairs out in the future. The boots are made for all 3 Belleza, Maitreya, and both Slink bodies. They come with a full-color change HUD including 20 colors for the boots and straps and 22 colors for the socks as well as 20 colors for the sole and 3 metal colors. I just love Empire.

Outfit

Jacket *new*MOoH! – Jade Jacket Maitreya –

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LeggingsBlueberry  – Denise Knee High Reign Sizes Maitreya

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Hair *new*: Limerence – Gail Hair Natural – Marketplace

Boots *new*Empire – Luculia Maitreya – Marketplace

Part of my thought involved this pose. When I had thoughts swirling around my brain on how to make this picture come to life this pose was foremost in my thoughts. This is a couple pose and is bento, I feel bad asking people to collaborate with me and I didn’t feel like buying stuff for my alts since I am never on them anyway why would I want to spend more money on them? This pose is still fabulous for one person and you can grab it inworld and on the MP.

PoseImage Essentials – Snow Day V1

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I really wish I had been able to get to blogging this head this weekend while it was still on sale, however real life comes first and taking care of my kids is the utmost importance to me. LAQ released Scarlet at a special price for this past weekend only, it is now full price of 5000L. It comes with the motion capture head, HUD, shape, three eye colors, 11 gestures, 3 voice animations, and an eyebrow shape.

It is absolutely adorable right out of the box, I didn’t modify the face at all for this post and will play with my shape later on. I had tried LAQ when bento first came out and I couldn’t bring myself to spend the Lindens wanted for the mesh heads. Now I am collecting quite a few heads so hearing that this head was on sale I knew I had to try it and review it. Omega is already built into this head, no need for additional HUDs either, so you can wear your favorite skins. I do wish there were more options for animations but overall I am very happy with this head.

Head *new*: LAQ – Scarlet MoCap

The Makeover Room is still going on until December 26 and trust me you do not want to miss out on the amazing creations from our designers. Kosmetik is there with a brand new set of eyes and Dulce Secrets will make your lips shine.

Eyes *new*Kosmetik – Eyes Lux Omega – The Makeover Room

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Lipstick *new*Dulce Secrets – Romance Lipstick – The Makeover Room

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This skin is an upcoming release from 7 Deadly Skins and when I have event information I will update this post. Clarity comes in two skin box versions with 7 skin tones for each box. There is an optional shape for sale as well and this skin is based on the LAQ Nyx MoCap head.

Skin *new*7 Deadly Skins – Clarity Omega Dew – LM COMING SOON

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This necklace from Vinyl is super cute and a new play on bestie necklaces, again I don’t like asking people to help me, I feel it’s an imposition. I really need to get over that… Anywho, this necklace is available at Pay It Forward and each pack comes with two necklaces in each pack. The necklaces and HUDs are no copy and transferable to give one to your best friend. but the pinecone and tag is such a cute idea. I don’t know how she comes up with these.

Necklace *new*:  – Pining with You Necklace / All I need is Cocoa –

 

 

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