May 17, 2012
Harlow

Cherry Bomb

I had a lot of fun with this pic….even if I had to take up a bad habit to make it! ;) If you are interested in learning how to draw smoke by hand the tutorial I used can be found here.  I would like to play around more with it as I don’t think i’ve quite gotten the hang of it yet, but I am pretty happy with how this first example turned out!

Coldlogic had a big new release this week.  I will be showing off some items I purchased today as well as tomorrow.  Such a cute release with a few items that have a fantastic retro flair to them.  Coldlogic is one of those stores that I know I’m going to end up broke because every single thing they release is worth purchasing.

I really love the red lips on the new Belleza Lily V2 skin.  They are soft, beautifully drawn, and have this realistic property to them that makes me want to wear this version of the skin all the time.  It is the perfect skin when I am feeling the urge to glam it up a bit.

The cigarette that I am using is from Hermony.  I am absolutely so impressed with everything that came with this.  There are a variety of versions, a coffee cup, an ashtray, and then on top of that you can purchase various accessories and add ons to customize your cigarette. Stop by the store and check out all the different options available.   The cigarette even had built in face animations with it.  This was a great find, and a worthwhile purchase! I haven’t found a cigarette I like better in Second Life.

I shall leave you with that today! I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday… any of you watching the Grey’s Anatomy Season Finale tonight?  I’m SO nervous about it!  If you are I hope you enjoy it as much as I plan to!

Credits

Skin: Belleza | Tricky Boucher – Lily V2- Medium – 1

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Gem- Light Teal

Lashes: Beetlebones | Suetabulous Yootz – Dollface (mesh) – Black

Cigarette: Hermony | Hermanni Laville – Ultimate Cigarette

Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Anastasia – Carrot w/ Roots

Nails: Pixel Mode | Tya Fallingbridge – Nails V2 – Platinum Edition – Long

Dress: Coldlogic | Coldlogic – Drew – Black

Pose:  Totally forgot what pose I’m using. I am SO sorry! If you know holler at me!

 

May 16, 2012
Harlow

Sand & Sea

Oh hey there everyone! I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I have once again found myself at the beach.  My favorite place on all the earth.  I wanted to find a beach location today to show off the new releases from Sissy Pessoa’s store Baiastice.  It was a big release, featuring an array of mesh bikinis in all sorts of styles, and a few styles of shorts/capris as well. All of the items are high quality, beautifully made, and full of awesome.

I will be honest about one thing when it comes to mesh bikinis/lingerie.  I have not fully jumped on the bandwagon yet.  I love the mesh tops to these sexy pieces, but the bottoms just don’t look entirely right on my avatar.  This is of no reflection of the creators of these items, as while I was standing in Baiastice yesterday someone was demoing a bikini and the bottoms looks near flawless on her.  Me? Not so much.  For some reason my avatar’s shape is just not suitable to the bottoms.  I guess I could adjust my avatar, but I was feeling too lazy to do so.

I instead, decided to show off part of a mesh bikini set, and Baiastice’s new shorts! The shorts and the bikini tops go quite nicely together.  You can find all the new items in an array of colors, textures, and styles, so I really encourage you to stop by the store and see for yourself.

Oh, and on a final, and slightly unrelated note… The lovely Miss Berry has an interesting post up today about the Second Life Marketplace.  Until today, it’s a topic I never thought too deeply about, but I am really curious what your opinion is on the subject.  Stop by her blog and check out the post.  I encourage you all to join in the discussion via comments!

Have a great day!

Credits

Skin: Belleza | Tricky Boucher – Lily V2- Medium – 9

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Gem- Light Teal

Lashes: Beetlebones | Suetabulous Yootz – Dollface (mesh) – Black

Hair: Exile | Kavar Cleanslate – Call Me Maybe – Persimmon

Nails: Pixel Mode | Tya Fallingbridge – Nails V2 – Platinum Edition – Long

Top: Baiastice | Sissy Pesoa – Shechy Bikini – Pink

Shorts: Baiastice | Sissy Pesoa – Denim Mesh Shorts – Brillian Blue

Sandals: Maitreya | Onyx Leshelle – Maitreya Gold – Flip Flops – Fawn

Pose: Bent! | Catherine Fairport

Location: Las Arenas Rosadas 

 

May 15, 2012
Harlow

Lily V2

Belleza has officially released Lily V2.  The skin is definitely an improvement on an already beautiful skin, and has an array of awesome options and features.  The skin is sold with the blonde eyebrow and hair base and comes in six different skin tone options to choose from.  Don’t worry brunettes and redheads, you can purchase affordable red brow or dark brow tattoo layer if you would like the skin to work with your hair color!

Each full skin pack comes with 20 makeup options.  TWENTY!  Amazing.  I’ve had a lot of fun playing around with all my different options available.  One thing that I absolutely love about Tricky Boucher’s skins is that he takes the time to include a makeup chart in his packs.  I think this is an incredibly useful feature as I don’t have to take the time to try on every single one of my skins, or attempt to remember which makeup is on which skin.  Skin makers all around, I wish would take a clue from this great feature and consider having their own makeup charts available. Such a perfect companion to such an expansive skin pack!

Chain and Vine put out this cute summer dress as a group appreciation present yesterday.  If you were in the group you received the gift!  I really encourage those of you who are not in the group to join up.  Lyric Demina is always so gracious and appreciative of her customers and takes the time very often to release gifts to her group members.

I’ll leave you with that today! Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

Credits

Skin: Belleza | Tricky Boucher – Lily V2- Medium – 9

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Gem- Light Teal

Lashes: Beetlebones | Suetabulous Yootz – Dollface (mesh) – Black

Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Kirby – Carrots w/ Roots

Necklace: MG | Maxi Gossamer – Pearl Starfish – Short

Earrings: Caroline’s Jewelry | Caroline Apollo – Pearl Drop Earrings – White

Nails: Pixel Mode | Tya Fallingbridge – Nails V2 – Platinum Edition – Long

Dress: Chain and Vine | Lyric Demina – Pettydress (Group Appreciation. Join the group for future presents!)

Pose: Adorkable | Adorkable Peapod

May 14, 2012
Harlow

The Pay It Forward Project

I was inspired and encouraged to start up a new little project.  I really encourage you all to get involved!  You can find all the info below!

Lately it feels as if Second Life has been filled with a lot of drama, negativity, and all around…BLAH! I know I for certain have contributed and adopted this new negative attitude, and I want to erase it not only myself, but anyone else who feels they are in need of a little positive uplifting as well. So here’s the scoop….

Each week I will pick one person in the Second Life community that I feel has displayed a positive attitude and an overall kind nature that week. I will then offer to do a free portrait for them! I will post my photos to my flickr under the title “Pay It Forward Project” with a little excerpt about how they caught my eye. I will then encourage that person to “Pay it forward”, this can be by giving a simple gift, a kind word, a photo, etc… It can be anything as long as it’s positive and encouraging. Then…the person you paid it forward to, should be encouraged to pay it forward as well, and so on…and on…and on…

I really encourage you to join up with The Pay It Forward project! Whether you are a designer, a photographer, a blogger, or just someone who is capable of giving a kind word to someone, join up!

Feel free to spread the word, copy this image, and this information!

I know drama, negativity, and overall blah-ness are just a part of life, and also a part of any community… but I also know that a little bit of encouragement and a little positive reinforcement can go a really long way.

Start up your own weekly pay it forward chain! I look forward to seeing who you find! <3

My first weekly pick for The Pay It Forward Project is someone I did not know until yesterday.  Her name is Veruca Monday, and she was someone who took the time, effort, and energy to reach out to someone she did not even know.  What Veruca does not realize is that her words and actions went farther than she realized, as she was the person who inspired my entire community project.  Thank you so much Miss Monday for not only being incredibly kind, but an encouragement in the community.

I am going to make it a goal each week to pick someone at random in the community who I feel is showing encouragement, and positive reinforcement in the Second Life Community.  I encourage you to start it up as well.  Whether you are a designer, blogger, photographer, or just someone who enjoys what the Second Life Community as to offer…GET INVOLVED! Pick someone weekly… show them how you appreciate them…whether it be a small gift, a photo, or a kind word, it does not matter.  Then… as you have done, encourage them to pay it forward to someone else!

A thank you ahead of time to all of you who participate.  I would LOVE if you commented on my post and showed me what you’ve done to pay it forward.

 

May 14, 2012
Harlow

Ice Cream Stand

A new collaboration between [Avoid] and Glitterati are starting to bring us some really fun, quirky, and exciting items on the grid.  I am certain I’ll have quite a few to show you in the future, but this first one instantly caught my eye!  An ice cream stand!

The ice cream stand is incredibly detailed and sits at 109 prims.  It comes with a snow cone machine, eight bottles of flavored syrups, an ice cream freezer, cones, and an adorable chalkboard menu.  Ten poses are included in the stand and multiple avatars can be on it at the same time.

One of my besties, the lovely Miss Paige Patrucci joined me.  Ironically while Paige loves ice cream, it makes her sick every time she eats it…yet, she continues to eat it.  How can I blame her?  For what Paige and I are wearing on our trip to the ice cream stand see below!

Credits

Paige:

Shorts – Mon Tissu – Cuffed Denim Shorts

Top – Mon Tissu (Soiree) – Joy Tee

Hair – Magika – Dare

Shoes – Ingenue – Bridget Flats (Pool)

Ring – Je Suis – Voyante Ring *plain*

Harlow:

Skin: Glam Affair – Giselle

Hair: TRUTH – Velvet

Tank: Fri.Day – Basic Tank

Necklace: Dustarrz – Antique Necklace

Sweater: ISON - Kimono Sleeve Cardigan

Jeans: Fri.Day – Midnight Jeans

Boots: Mon Tissu - Heathrow Boots