Sometimes you know exactly how you want your pictures to look and more often than not your vision doesn’t come across in Second Life the way it does in your head. When I first saw this cute bedroom group from Parfait I knew exactly what I wanted it for and the idea was born. After several snaps, choosing a name, reshooting, I finally have a pic I am proud of.
I am so happy to announce that I’ve been accepted to blog for WoW Skins. For me, I don’t like using the same items over and over again, so the ability to showcase skins from another amazing designer is just awesome. This brand new skin, available at Designer Circle, is based on LAQ Rina and comes in 6 tones. It is omega compatible with face and body, comes with brow, browless, cleavage options in the HUD plus an optional shape is available as well. Shown on LAQ Scarlet MoCap and Maitreya.
This outfit! What can I say about it? Well, to start with it’s a brand new gacha from Lybra. The lingerie are the two rare items and the top has an optional skirt you can turn on and off but I wanted to show the panties, both items come with a color HUD for full-color control. There are 24 commons and 2 rares in total to win.
This bedroom set from Parfait is so cute, it’s far more girly than I typically go for but I couldn’t resist. There is a PG and Adult machine to play, each machine has 2 rare that come with HUDs to control the colors and 26 commons.
I’ve already shared one of the Dashing Dalmations from Jian, but the family of dalmations and the exclusive prize were too cute not to include on my blog. This set is available at The Epiphany and includes 3 rares and 16 commons. So cute!
I tied everything together using this amazing backdrop from Sayo. It comes with a HUD to change the wall colors but if you know how to modify surfaces you can make the walls any color you’d like. This is copy and modifiable, and so perfect for setting up a room, whether it’s a bedroom, living room, or a playroom. Use your imagination to create fabulous scenes. I also included a set of paintings from a Sayo gacha.
I am dedicating this post to all the hardworking designers and bloggers in Second Life. There has been so much back and forth lately, mostly on Facebook and some on places like SL Secrets, that I thought it’d be nice to remind people that what designers do isn’t easy, nor is what bloggers, at least the ones that are in it for the right reasons. It seems to me that there are people who believe what designers do just happen, that there is no work to it. The truth of the matter is they have to think of a design, create it in a 3D meshing program, rig it for umpteen bodies, look for imperfections, upload it, texture it, box it, price it, make vendor ads, and sometimes they do this all on their own. Some designers are lucky and have a team to help them with aspects of the process but most are not.
Bloggers don’t have to create the items but what we do is just as difficult, picking items from various creators to put together in a showcase that make the designers look their best. It takes time to style, build a scene, pick a pose, take pictures, edit, and then create a blog no matter what time of blog you do. Yes, there are some bad apples out there but not all of us and we should all be respected for what we do individually not as a collective. The last time we check we are human not The Borg.
This decor set is what actually inspired this entire post, the decor, outfit, and writing. Paper Moon is at Gacha Guardian with Creator Burnout. This set includes 10 commons and 2 rares plus an awesome Gift of the Guardians. I love that the rare laptop shows reminders about setting up for events, photoshop, a 3D mapping program, and IM popups. This is truly the life of a designer, always thinking, always creating, all the while trying to have some kind of life. It is not easy and a designer should be respected for their craft.
The skin I chose is from Spirit and is actually a new year’s eve gift for group members. The group is free to join and this skin comes in two tones and is made for Catwa only, I’m showing it on Catwa Catya. It also comes with a shape and although I don’t know what head it’s made for it looks pretty good with Catya. The shape is modifiable but I left it as is to show you how it looks out of the box. You do have to buy the body skin appliers separately if you don’t already own them.
Skin *new*: Spirit – Santa Skin and Shape –FREE GIFT
I chose makeup from Indulge Temptation and Avi-Glam as well as lashes from AlaskaMetro. The eyeshadow from Indulge Temptation is from The Makeover Room and works for Catwa only, it comes in 12 individual color palettes. The lipstick and eyelashes are from December’s Catwa Powder Pack. Powder Pack has changed up how they do things starting with the new year. They will rotate the Lelutka and Catwa boxes every other month. This month will be the Lelutka pack and can be pre-ordered for 1500L. If you wait for the release the price goes up to 3000L and all previous packs can be purchased at the full price as well.
This jumpsuit from SlackGirl is at Limit8 and is not the limited item, it comes with a color HUD that includes 12 jumpsuit colors and four belt colors. It is fit for Maitreya and Slink only and the color HUD controls the top and pants separately.
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The moral of this story is think before you complain, designers and bloggers alike don’t have it easy. Most of us do it because we love it, for some designers, this is their income, their livelihood and spread bad words about them without facts hurts their business. Talking badly about bloggers as a whole makes it hard for the good ones to get work. So just think before you speak.
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.
I really have to get this blog written because the muse struck for the next one. I really want to start taking pics for it but I also know me, if I do I will get them mixed up and forget to complete this one or credit it wrong. I’m really excited to announce that I am a blogger for The Plastik, I applied never thinking I would get it and I did! My very first demon avatar I made, oh so many years ago, had a Plastik skin but I hadn’t purchased anything nor blogged it in quite some time, so I am truly honored to be given this chance. Oh and I’ve changed how my featured pic looks, I’ll decide in time if that’s how I want to keep it but I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.
When I first got this gacha set from The Plastik I immediately thought “office Christmas party” and due to that, I set about creating a scene that would reflect that. I had the treats from The Plastik, but what could I use to display them all? I had already been to The Arcade and it dawned on me I had this amazing set from Llorisen. This set includes 12 commons and one rare, which I desperately tried to get and was unsuccessful, oh well. It is wonderfully made and completely my party set so well. Only one thing was missing and so I set out to get my missing piece.
Half Deer is at Collabor88 this month with 5 Christmas decor sets, each set is exactly the same except for the colors. I chose the black Christmas tree and corresponding decor, doesn’t it look amazing? This set also includes a wreath (not pictured).
I am only just scratching the surface with this display of sweet treats from The Plastik. This gacha includes 26 commons and 4 rares, and 2 secret rare. Most of the items are attachable and come with a bento pose included in the item, like the cupcake I’m holding in the above picture. The detail on these items is just amazing, I swear I could eat them.
Arizona Desert Cupcake hold left and right (common)
Chub Bun Mew, Turtlebun Fresh, Chub Bun Bunny, Mewnut – squee and nappy with HUD (common)
Strawberry Rollcake, Royal Quack Cake, Catpuchino (rez) with HUD, Arizona Desert Platter (rare)
Saucer of Rea Jellies, Birdylove Cookie Plate (secret rare)
I knew how I wanted the scene to look so my next task was picking an outfit. I scoured through the designer’s offering from my blogging group and found this stunning jumpsuit. Available in 10 individual colors or a fatpack that includes 17 colors, this outfit is sure to make you stand out. I just love Lybra and the creations that Natzuka comes up with. This is fit for Maitreya only.
The pose has been manipulated so much it does not reflect the original and I will not be offering credits on it.
I adore this hair and really wish I had been able to get a shot of it from the back as well. I am going to include a link to the ad photo so you can see it. This hair is from Phoenix and is available right now at Hairology. It comes with a style HUD that includes a tight, French braid style hair with an adorable bun on top, there is an optional bow made out of hair and two bang options. This hair is perfection. Phoenix Flickr for Madeline.
7 Deadly Skins is doing it’s Christmas Advent right now, you can head on over to the store, wear your group tag and get some amazing skins all through the month of December. Not a member? The joining fee is 1000L during this event. Today I am sharing day 11 with you. This skin box comes with 3 skins in it! That’s right not one but 3. I chose the Harlyn skin in sand. There is a v1 and v2, version one has beauty spots and version two is plain. I used the 7 Deadly Skins mesh body applier so I could also have beauty marks on my body skin. This set does not come with an Omega body applier but does include appliers for Tango, Phatazz, & Slink hands and feet. I chose to wear it on my brand new LAQ Scarlet MoCap mesh head. To be perfectly honest, I have fallen in love with this head.
The eyes and eyeshadow are both from the extremely talented Mesange. The eyes are currently available at We <3 Roleplay and are only available individually as We <3 RP does not allow for fatpacks. 15 colors to choose from, each eye is unisex and comes with 4 size irises, mesh eyes, standard eyes and a HUD for Omega compatibility. The eyeshadow is at Cosmetic Fair and in available in 4 packs of 4 colors each. They are Omega or Catwa compatible only.
Another new designer that took a chance on me is Ysoral, to be frank, I never thought I’d get accepted but when I got the notice I think I squealed. The jewelry from Ysoral is just stunning like this brand new watch. This watch comes with a HUD that includes 15 metal colors, 15 gems, SL and RL time options, glow and resize. It is just absolutely beautiful and I couldn’t wait to share it.
Anyone that has been reading my blog lately knows how much I adore SlackGirl and her amazing, Bento nails. This set is definitely no exception. Available at Applique this set comes with 8 colors and is made for all Bento mesh hands. Honestly, they’re just gorgeous.
It’s not often that something inspires me so much that I create a pictorial spread. When I saw the offerings at this month’s FaMESHed thoughts began swirling in my brain, just growing larger and larger. I have done something I have never done before and featured multiple items; clothing and hair, in one blog post. I have learned over the three years I have been blogging though when the muse calls you must answer. Not doing so could be detrimental to your continued inspiration.
In both pictures, there is one common theme, the brand new bathroom clutter set from Apple Fall. This set is available at FaMESHed and is for sale as individual pieces only. The set includes the washstand, mirror, make-up brushes, natural sea sponges, coral lid jar with bath bombs, hairbrushes, candle, and lotions. Prices for each piece range between L$175 and L$325. I also included some pieces from other collections to complete my look and tied it all in with this fabulous backdrop from RAMA.
I didn’t originally intend on featuring two outfits, but as I was building my scene I realized it was perfect for showing the progress of getting ready for a night on the town. This first outfit from CandyDoll was my first instinct to include and I had to grab this in the fatpack. This sexy, lowcut jumpsuit is available for purchase in 20 individual colors or a 25 color fatpack. The lace can be changed separately from the jumpsuit to create a totally unique look. This outfit is made only for Maitreya, Belleza Freya and Slink Hourglass.
This pose set I did use once before and it’s from FoxCity. This pose set can be purchased as six individual poses or grab the greedy pack and get seven poses. The fatpack also includes makeup props to include in your photos.
I absolutely adore this hair from Truth, part of the older collection of pre-style HUD hairs, this hair comes with a HUD in your color choice as well as an accessory HUD to change the roller colors. It’s perfect for your getting ready to party photos.
Does this decor look familiar? Hair and makeup are done and I am dressed to impress in the fabulous dress from Just Because. Another item I couldn’t walk away with less than the fatpack. I love Annie’s stuff, her attention to detail is unrivaled and she really brings us the most stunning creations every time. This dress includes 26 regular colors and 6 fabulous metallics in the fatpack and is made for Maitreya, Belleza Isis and Freya, and Slink Hourglass and Physique.
How perfect is this hair? Created by Phoenix for the latest round of FaMESHed this hair comes with an optional knitted beanie and two different styles. It is just absolutely gorgeous. Each hair pack includes a standard rigged mesh hair, a fitted mesh with physic included for a natural bounce, and a plus rigged mesh for you larger chested women. Materials can be enabled or disabled through the color HUD. The style HUD includes 12 colors in three distinct textures and 6 bob colors.
I have been waiting for the right moment to include these all-new ankle booties from MODA and the opportunity arose! Fit for Maitreya, Belleza and Slink these booties come with a massive color HUD to mix and match them to your perfect color.
I chose another pose set from Foxcity for this picture. Made Up is a six pose set available for individual purchase or a 7 pose greedy pack set. The greedy pack includes a makeup brush and compact for the exclusive pose.
Mesange is back for another round of We <3 RP with this stunning eye collection. We <3 RP begins on December 4 and includes two sets of eyes and an all-new tattoo from Mesange. There are no fatpacks available during We <3 RP but everything is discounted 25% for the duration of the event. This eyes set includes fifteen colors to choose from.
I’ve got not one, but two new releases from 7 Deadly Skins to share with you. First, we have Juicy, a 27 color set of lipsticks based on the LAQ mesh head, shown on Lelutka May. These lipsticks will be available at Designer Showcase beginning December 5. The second is this gorgeous skin. Guusje comes in 13 skin tones and a special snowflake edition skin as well. There is also a shape available for purchase separately. This skin and shape are based on the LAQ Nyx bento mesh head.
SlackGirl is bringing you a brand new set of nails for Event Crazy and includes nails for all bento mesh hands and a HUD for 10 colors of nails. I am unsure of the dates of this fair. The eyeshadow is also from SlackGirl and can be purchased at XXX Event until December 5. This set is available in Akeruka, Catwa, Lelutka, and Omega appliers as well as tattoo layers.
I sometimes wonder at the success of my blog, or the lack thereof, whichever you’d like to call it. I wonder frequently if my little snippets of information included with each picture are too much or if people truly do enjoy reading the information I provide. Do my descriptions of products offer help to those deciding what to purchase or would it just be better to list out the item in a style card version? I debate constantly on my blog, should I keep doing it or not, why do I do it? The answer is simple, I love photography, I love blogging so I continue doing it for me, no one else. Every time I get rejected by a group I would truly love to blog for, one that I admire a lot, I question the validity of my blog. It passes but there it is. I do this for me and for the amazing designers that have entrusted me with their products.
It would be so easy just to list the stuff I’m wearing and let you find out the perks of them on your own but then I couldn’t tell you things like this dress is made for Maitreya only and comes in 11 colors. There is no fatpack for this dress and you’re looking at a ticket price of 299L each but it’s just stunning and well worth the Lindens for this original mesh creation.
This fabulous bar set is from SAYO and is available at FaMESHed right now, it comes individually or as a complete pack and includes everything seen here except the wall and floor. Everything is copiable so you can rez multiple items for a realistic feel.
I love Foxcity poses and you can head on over to Limit8 right now and grab this new set. Each pose is sold individually but why would you buy it that way? When you by the greedy pack you get all 6 poses plus an exclusive fatpack bonus that includes four additional poses for this set. That’s 11 poses total when you consider that each one has a mirror to go with it.
Pose *new*: Foxcity – Fixiated 4M and 5 Alternative (closeup) – Limit8
I’m so honored to be chosen for this brand new event, District 23. This event features tattoo artists only and starts the 23rd of each month. Lush debuted this gorgeous female tattoo for District 23. Lush has included 3 brand new exclusive tattoos; one for men and two for women.
I love Phoenix Hair, even before I blogged officially for them it was one of my go-to hair places. This hair is available at Tannenbaum, starting today, November 25. It comes with a style HUD including 6 unique styles, two bang options, and an optional beanie cap. I love this hair so much and couldn’t wait to share it with you.
Utopia is back at Cosmopolitan with these fabulous shoes. These shoes are made to fit Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza bodies and come with a multi-texture HUD with 9 preset colors and an option to change them to your heart’s content. I’ve fallen completely in love with Utopia and you will too.
7 Deadly Skins has done it again with this gorgeous skin for Winter Trend. There is a regular and freckled version that comes with 8 skin tones for face and body. This Omega applier is based on the LAQ Nyx bento mesh head, but as you can see it looks amazing on my Lelutka May mesh head. There is also two versions of lipsticks and a shape available for purchase as well. Winter Trend Event opens December 8 and runs through the 22nd.
Mesange is at the all-new Hipster Women Event with this fabulous eyeshadow. Available in Catwa or Omega in 5 different packs including four colors each, you will want to grab these to add to your makeup routine.
When I first saw these nail polishes from Dark Passions – Koffin Nails I knew I had to share them. The stunning coffee motif blended with a stunning rainbow hue is just out of this world. There are two different coffee style nails that you can get your pretty little hands on only at Autumn Frost Fair going on now until December 6.
Bette Midler, this woman has long since been an idol of mine. She’s funny, serious, talented, and just an amazingly wonderful woman. From characters like Winifred that make you laugh until you cry to songs that bring tears to your eyes, she’s the complete package as a performer. I don’t normally do this, but today I’m going to share the lyrics of this song because it’s just as relevant now as it was in 1987 when it was released.
From a distance, the world looks blue and green
And the snow capped mountains white
From a distance, the ocean meets the stream
And the eagle takes to flight
From a distance there is harmony
And it echoes through the land
It’s the voice of hope
It’s the voice of peace
It’s the voice of every man
From a distance, we all have enough
And no one is in need
And there are no guns, no bombs, and no disease
No hungry mouths to feed
I am constantly asking the question “why?” Why is there so much hate, so much anger? Why do we have to hurt and kill each other? Why do we have to belittle and berate those that are different from us? So many questions that have no answers. I dream of a world where people can get along, respect one another, and live in harmony. Maybe I’m a dreamer but it’s better than accepting things the way they are.
This gorgeous dress from AnaMarkova is what inspired my song, whenever I think of Bette Midler I think diva, I think old school and this dress just totally made me think of this classy woman I admire so much. Available at Designer Showcase right now it is available in 7 colors and is fit for Maitreya, Belleza, TMP, Tonic, Slink, and standard bodies. When I put this dress on I couldn’t wait to share it with everyone.
Thinking of Bette, of course, led me to look for a pose that would suit the diva and I was in luck because Something New released this awesome mic pose for TWE12VE. This set comes with the prop and pose.
The location was easy to choose as well. SAYO released these awesome backdrops for The Epiphany round in July 2017. I love backdrops, they make it so easy for me to create a stunning scene. This set has one rare and 8 commons. I just love SAYO’s backdrops because they are all like little rooms in a larger building. Fantastic work.
When I saw this newest release from Phoenix for Hairology I was so excited, it comes two different fits with a style HUD that includes 3 styles and a no bang options. I love the fitted mesh option because it bounces when you have physics on, creating a more natural hair.
Marketplace 7 Deadly Skins is at Designer Showcase as well with this fabulous new skin. Available in a light and dark tones box with 5 skin tones in each plus an optional purchasable shape all based on the LAQ bento mesh heads, you can see this skin fits my Lelutka May head fantastically.
Marketplace I’ve got not one, but two amazing new SlackGirl items to share with you today. First, we have this awesome new eyeshadow for XXX Event. Created to fit Catwa, Akeruka, Lelutka, Omega and with standard tattoo layers, this eyeshadow is for everyone. There is a total of 8 colors in this pack. I will admit to having fallen completely in love with the talon-like nails that SlackGirl creates, and Catarina is no exception. Created for 4Mesh and for all bento mesh hands you get 14 different color options with these nails.
I am complete smitten with these shoes from Utopia, and I just absolutely adore her HUDs. Each HUD comes with built-in pre-styled colors as well as a full control HUD to create your own unique shoes. You can grab your own pair at the inworld location or on the Marketplace.
There is an array of colors appropriate for fall. Green, wine, blue, red - they all add to the mix so beautifully! You'll find them all at Swank to dress your avie and decorate your home in style. TP over to the event before month's end to experience this round's theme - Colors of Autumn. Enjoy!
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.