Thursday, May 30, 2013

Let's Watch The Sun Go Down

The Home & Garden Expo is still going strong! You have a few days yet to head out there and see some of the fantastic work people have done and do some shopping for a good cause. Then when you're finished shopping, head home, pour a glass of iced tea, and watch the sunset. Perfect day!

Style - Let's Watch The Sun Go Down

In This Post:

Garden Cafe Table by What Next [Expo Sim 7]

Shutter*Paravent by Dreamscapes Decor [Expo Sim 8]

Paper Lanterns by Dreamscapes Decor [Expo Sim 8]

Jenny and Autumn Dollies by Mudhoney [Expo Sim 2]

Astoria House by Funky Junk [Expo Sim 2]

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I'm Coming Home

HOME EXPO IS COMING!!!! Sorry for the caps, but this is definitely one of my favorite favorite favorite events of the year!

Style - I'm Coming Home

This is the sixth year for the Home and Garden Expo in Second Life. The event has over 100 of Second Life's best home and garden creators, so there's sure to be SOMETHING you need for your home there! This year the event spans 8 sims for just the home and garden products, 2 sims for the Breedables Fair, and 1 sim for entertainment. There will be a great hunt, silent auctions, and raffles, too! It's going to be so much fun!

The Home and Garden Expo runs from May 24th to June 2nd and benefits Relay For Life. See you there!

[I'll have all the SLurls for the Expo when the time comes!]

In This Post:

Skin: Kumi in Pure by Pink Fuel
Mesh Hands by SLink
Hair: Gattina by Truth
Top: Sleeveless Blouse in Rose by COCO [FaMESHed]
Shorts: Pitt in Cotton by coldLogic
Shoes: FlipFlops in Paint by Gos Boutique [The Boutique]

Couch, Rug, Clock, and Ottoman by Atelier Visconti [H&G Expo]
Ladder Shelf and Sunshine Pictures by Cobblestone [H&G Expo]
Hope Quilt Rack by Robin(Sojourner)Wood [H&G Expo]
Cloverdale House by Tranquil Homes [H&G Expo]

Monday, May 20, 2013

Happy Trails

This is kind of a sad post for me today! This is my last post as an official Collabor88 blogger.

Style - Happy Trails

I have been with Collabor88 as a blogger since the very very beginning when there were just 8 of us. It has been an AMAZING journey and I am so thrilled to have been part of it. But as a blogger, sometimes you have to ask yourself if you're really doing justice to the wonderful creators who take part in the event every month. My answer was, unfortunately, no. As much as I absolutely adore the event, I feel like it's time for me to go so someone new can take my place and have as much fun with it as I did!

I wanted to say a huge huge thank you to Drinkenstein Sorbet for starting such a fantastic event, and wish her well as she ends her SL business to go on some RL adventures. And also, a HUGE thank you to all the awesome Collabor88 creators who have allowed me to blog them every month for the past two years. You guys make SL beautiful. ♥

Of course, I'll still be blogging Collabor88 on my own because, duh, I'll always want to shop there! :)

In This Post:

Skin: Kumi in Pure by Pink Fuel
Hair: Sugar Kisses in Snow by Clawtooth [Collabor88]
Top: Lucy in Ivory by G Field
Skirt: Horizon Mini in Robins Egg by BOOM [Collabor88]
Shoes: Billie Patent Heels by ISON [Collabor88]
Mesh Hands by SLink
Pose: All Cloudy Stories rain by Flowey [Collabor88]

Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's a good day for singin' a song!

I feel like I've been away from this blog forever! If you read my personal blog, you know why. If you don't...well, what's wrong with you? LOL! Kidding! Let's get on with the good stuff! Well, and some bad stuff. But it's mostly good stuff.

Style - It's a good day for singin a song

After many years on the grid, and many years of being my "Almost Always" posemaker, Adorkable Peapod is closing her store. SADFACE. She has been one of my favorite favorite posers for ages and although I know this is the best thing for her, I can't help but think "What about ME!" There is a closing sale at aDORKable Poses until June 9th, so be sure to go pick up some goodies. Thanks for all the years of being the best!

Truth Hawks released some great new hair this week along with his brand new textures! The textures are truly lovely, and although I might have given him some sh!t for taking away the 2 colors I wear most, I do really like the new colors. But shhh, don't tell him I said that. I fell in love with the Lotus hair because I've been doing a side braid a lot in RL lately.

The Boutique opened up for a new round and I'm loving the new Cupcake jewelry from Cae and this awesome Lotus Crown from Noodles! The cool part is that my Cupcake ring fits just fine in between my new Diversity ring set from Stellar! There are several separate rings in the set so you can move them around however you'd like. What in the world did we do before we were just able to ADD lots of stuff?? I'm not usually someone who wears a lot of jewelry, but these lovely lovely ladies may be getting me to change my mind.

Enough talking. It's time to shop!

In This Post:

Skin: Kumi in Pure by Pink Fuel
Hair: Lotus in LightBlondes01Fade by Truth
Eyes: Vanity in Ice by IKON
Mesh Hands by SLink
Summer Skies nails by Ch'Know Nails [Yep, by me!]
Dress: Reynolds in May by coldLogic
Mesh Bare Feet by Gos Boutique
Cupcake Ring & Necklace by Cae [The Boutique]
Diversity Rings by Stellar
Stacked Bangles by Stellar
Lotus Crown by Noodles [The Boutique]
Poses by aDORKable Poses [Closing sale! Wah!]

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Keep it basic, b!tches

I'm having a case of insomnia tonight, so I thought I'd do Magenta's Basics, B!tches meme. I almost called her Skittles, which I guess would be what most everyone else knows her as, but in case you went to her blog and were like "Skittles? It says her name is Magenta! What's going on?!" then I wanted to save you any misunderstanding.

Um, anyway.

So Skittles wanted to know what our basics are. What do we go to first, what do we not leave the house with, etc. These are mine!

Keep it basic, b!tches

[Btw, I barely did a single bit of body editing to this pic, which makes me itchy. I did smooth out that jutting angle in my calf, though. I'm not totally crazy.]

I'm pretty simple, if that hasn't been obvious in this blog. But when I'm not blogging, I'm even more simple and it's not uncommon for me to stay in an outfit for days if I'm not blogging, OR switching back into a "more comfortable" outfit right after a blog post. I don't know why. :-p

Hair: I wear Truth hair pretty much 90% of my SLife. I'm most often in his Swedish blonde, but lately I've been doing the Fairyfloss color. Someone asked me why recently, and the only answer I can give is that it makes me happy. My second favorite hairs come from Wasabi Pills, and I have to admit, I am really liking the new textures from Exile. But Truth hairs fit my head the best. This one is Haven and it's the one I reach for almost immediately these days.

Skin: I flip flop between Pink Fuel and Belleza most of the time. I'll admit that I don't change skins too often. When I find one I like and that I feel is very ME, I'll stick with it for a bit, although I do enjoy demoing loads of skins. Currently I've been in Kumi from Pink Fuel because of the mesh hands from SLink, which I wear pretty much all the time now. They have the appliers for the hands, and I'm waiting patiently for the feet appliers. Which leads me to...

Feet: I'm in Gos Boutique feet pretty much always, the flat ones. I don't like walking around on the arched feet very much because it reminds me of Barbie dolls and it's odd to me. It sounds funny to say, but I really like my av to be comfortable! Since it's the easiest to match Gos feet to my skin, I'm in his feet and shoes pretty much always for now.

Eyes: I'd be hard pressed to find eyes I like as much as I love IKON eyes. Way way back in the day, I loved Miriel eyes, and Miriel made a blue color that was bright and gorgeous. I could not find anyone that could make that color again! But then along came Ikon and he made some blues that are bright and beautiful, so I'm a customer for life.

Lashes: I wear two at the same time, actually. Ryker Beck made some tattoo lashes a while back and I wear the Dramatic ones. Then on top of that, I have some super old alpha lashes from the former skin store La Sylphide. I love these lashes so much, I don't care that they're probably about 4 years old.

Tattoo: I've always had a back tattoo in SL. I'm not sure why, but I just always have. I found these back wings from HUZ for free on the marketplace and I just really like them! I think they're very well done. I AM looking for new wings, though, so if you know of any that don't look stupid or don't include sleeves or writing, let me know!

Underpants: I almost always have underpants on these days because with mesh skirts, you just never know who cut the alpha so your lady garden is on display. My faves are the Pop Unders from BOOM. I rarely wear a bra and just put one on for this picture.

AO: Currently I'm using the Daydream AO from Akeyo. Ulaa bought it for me as a gift when it first came out, but if I want something a little simpler without as much movement, I switch to the Akeyo Rookie Female AO which I believe is free or $1L on marketplace.

Shape: My shape is my own. I was a perfect standard size medium but I think there's some vanity sizing going on because I realized a couple of months ago that I fit better into a small and I hadn't changed my numbers at all. So I just went with it and adjusted a few things to fit into a small better. I love my shape a lot, I think it really suits me. My face is tweaked pretty much weekly, and any time I get a new skin, I move things around. I'll never never never be one of those people who thinks that changing their shape must obviously kill a kitten. I love to tweak it to see if I can make myself look a little better or to fit into something I really want to wear.

Thanks for a fun meme, Skittles!! ♥

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Is It Raining With You

Collabor88 started today! Woot woot! The theme this month is "Rain or Shine" and the designers have totally had fun with the theme as usual! I know there has been some debate lately, so I'll just say this: C88 was NEVER intended to be an event where people would sell everything for 88L. I have been blogging C88 from the beginning and never never never was it said that all the items would be 88L. If things seemed less expensive in the beginning, it was because it was in the pre-mesh days when a lot of things were less expensive! If you have a problem with the price of these items, you're certainly not required to shop there. But I hope you still will go to Collabor88 and support the designers, because these items are pretty darn awesome. :)

Style - Is It Raining With You

In This Post:

Skin: Kumi in Pure by Pink Fuel
Hair: Sayaka3 in Cat's Eye by D!va [Collbor88]
Top: Milena Ruffle Blouse by Tee*fy [Collbor88]
Shorts: Aimee Tailored Ribbon Shorts by Tee*fy [Collabor88]
Shoes: Ursula Wedges by Gos Boutique
Mesh Hands by SLink
Glitter Nails by Orc Inc.
Ring: Melt My Heart by Auxiliary [Collabor88]
Bracelets by NuDoLu [Chapter Four - gacha room]
Pose by !bang [Zodiac]
Paris Loft by Barnesworth Anubis [Collabor88]

Monday, May 6, 2013

If It Makes You Happy

Just a quickie tonight! [Oh myyy!] I know a billion people have blogged the new Vanity IKON eyes today, but ugh, they're just so so pretty. New eyes always makes me happy, especially when they match my clothing. I hope everyone had a great weekend and you've hit up the events and sales!

Style - If It Makes You Happy

In This Post:

Skin: Kumi in Pure by Pink Fuel
Hair: Devina in Fairyfloss by Truth [Sale is still going on!]
Eyes: Vanity in Wraith by IKON
Dress: Chaitra Chiffon in Pistachio by Zaara [FaMESHed]
Necklace: Alchemy by Cae [FaMESHed]
Pose by

Friday, May 3, 2013

Come and Get It!

So many goodies this week!!! Seriously, I just can't get over it!

Style - Come and Get It

FaMESHed is turning ONE this month and the birthday celebration is spectacular! There is SO much good stuff, like the Little Paris kitchen from Tia, the Odette dress from Tee*fy, and the Fire To The Rain hair from Exile, just to name a few! If you don't usually go to FaMESHed, now would REALLY be a good time to get your butt over there to shop!

If you heard the sounds of female squealing earlier, Gos Boutique released the new Ursula wedges! This is just such a cool looking shoe. I'm usually more classic in the type of shoe I like, but I just went crazy for this shoe! It does use the OneTime Skin Matching HUD, so if you've tinted other Gos feet before, then you know just how easy it is to tint and go!

And go you should, because there's a lot of shopping to be done!

In This Post:

Skin: Kumi in Pure by Pink Fuel
Hair: Fire To The Rain by Exile [FaMESHed]
Dress: Odette in Springfield by Tee*fy [FaMESHed]
Shoes: Ursula wedges by Gos Boutique
Pose by !bang
Little Paris Kitchen by Tia [FaMESHed]
Kitsch Wall Plates by floorplan
Charles Wall Clock by Artilleri
Mexican Fiesta by Rassasy Foods
Grunge Rug in Turquoise by Tatty Soup