Feb 20, 2012
Harlow

Sin

The highly anticipated Festival of Sin has officially opened it’s doors and it is lustful in every way.  So many fantastic brands have come together to feature a variety of sinful products for your liking.  I’ll over the next day or two be showing you a few of my favorite items.

The Festival of Sin is set up quite nicely.  When you first arrive a barricade stops you from entering unless your script count is under 60.  This is so beneficial in lag reduction.  I was able to move around decently well once everything loaded, and when I stopped by the sim was near full.  Bravo, and mad props to the creators of this Festival, and their considerate planning for the festival visitors!

I had fun stepping out of my comfort zone with this image above.  My beautiful collar, skin, and makeup are from Glam Affair.  All of these items are available at the Fair.  I had the opportunity to use my zombie eyes from The Plastik again.  I love these! I wish I had more reasons to wear them on a regular basis!

I hope you all take some time to stop by the Festival of Sin.  Please be aware that it’s most definitely a NSFW environment, and if crude, lewd, or sexual in nature stuff isn’t your thing I would advise finding another place to visit on the grid!

Credits:

Skin: Glam Affair – Vanity Skin – Pale

Makeup: Glam Affair – Vanity Lips – 10

Eyes: The Plastik – Haunted Collection – Zombified

Lashes: Lelutka – 2011 – Lashes/Curl

Collar: Glam Affair – Collar B

Hair: TRUTH – Vicky – Raven

Pose: Evolve

Feb 19, 2012
Harlow

Friends Through Every Season

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” 

Friends are something that come and go throughout our Second Life, but there are always those few that you know will stick around for the long haul.  Lyrical Popstar is one of those friends in my life.  Today is her 30th birthday (make sure to give her a really hard time about it!), so I thought it’d be fun to do a blog entry and include her in it.

Lyrical and I were definitely not instant friends.  In fact, I’m quite certain I thought she hated me, and she thought I hated her in the beginning.  Funny how that works huh?  We’ve also been through some tough stuff together in Second Life.  Looking back though, in retrospect, you realize that it’s the tough stuff, the regretful things we do and say, that often times can make a friendship grow, and transform into one of your closest relationships.

Lyrical and I certainly do not agree on everything.  In fact, we are sort of notorious for our playful banter at one another on plurk, and also in world at times.  A good example?  The Apple vs. Windows debate!  You don’t want to be in a room with us when we start on this! :) Overall though it’s our differences, our two dynamically different personalities, but also our very obvious similarities and compatibly that make her one of my very best friends here in Second Life.  Lyrical is smart, funny, helpful, kind, and willing to stick her neck out for those she cares about, and also those that she does not know.  I am blessed beyond measure to have her in my life, and would not trade a single thing for it.  Through good times and bad she is a constant here in my Second Life!

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Also, I’ll credit everything below, but I really want to point out my poses.  They are created by the very lovely Miss BellaStarr Fhang and this is the first time I’ve gotten around to using them for the blog.  Both Lyrical and I are using them for this photo and I think they are fantastic.  Evolve is a newer store in Second Life, and I really think it’s going to be a successful endeavor.  Bells has made some great couples, friends, and single pose packs for you to enjoy, and new stuff is certainly on the way.

I hope everyone has a relaxing and wonderful Sunday!  Have a great start to your new week!

Credits:

On Lyrical:

Tank – Maitreya –  Bastille Top Cool Mint

Jeans – Mon Tissu – 1929 Cigarette ~ Original

Hair - Truth -  Janice w/Roots – walnut

Skin - League - Sia Medium Apricot -Frex

Bangles – fri.day – Loop.Jewelry (Browns)

Nails – SLink - SLink Jolie Prim Nails L 20 (wearing a color from the SLink Jolie Pied Nail HUD Addon – French and Polishes)

Necklace – Tres Blah - String Necklaces – Silver (January’s collabor88)

Pose: Evolve

On Harlow:

Skin: Belleza – Alyson – 1

Hair: Elikatira – Over (mesh) – Red 05

Top: Kyoot – Plath Blouse – Navy

Jeans:  Maitreya – Rolled Skinny Jeans – 05

Pose: Evolve

Location: The Pixel Bean Coffeehouse

Feb 16, 2012
Harlow

The Bean is Back!

As many of you know around a month ago, my cafe, The Pixel Bean Coffeehouse, had to temporarily close due to some unexpected sim changes.  If you’ve been a regular at the coffeehouse, or honestly just been paying attention you know that this was one of many changes that my venue has gone through in the past 9 months or so.  Numerous sim changes & build designs, as well as countless frustrations and moments of elation have been all too familiar guests to my coffeehouse.  It has experienced nearly every facet of being a part of the Second Life community and life on the grid.  Not to mention, in that nine months my drive, dedication, and love towards my own venue began to slowly drift away.  I’ve learned a lot in the past nine months, and because of that I truly believe The Pixel Bean is in a major stage of growth as well, and soon enough will be better than ever.

We are officially back open, and in my (not so) humble opinion the best we have ever been.  We are now located on a single parcel, and 2800 meters high up in the sky in a cozy little globe.  (It’s from the store Turnip’s and it’s absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend it.)  It is the perfect little 100 x 100 meter size, with enough space to run around and play, but not so much space that the place feels overwhelming.

The parcel boasts the cozy cafe with a bar area, as well as a big room filled with a little stage, and plenty of places to curl up and relax.  Truthball & Greedy can both be found inside the cafe as well.  Outside our doors you will find a kid friendly playground that it seems the adults have been having more fun climbing on than the kids!  Across a field of flowers from our playground you will find our infamous bonfire.  I say infamous because The Pixel Bean in it’s entire existence of over two years has always had a campfire for people to enjoy.  Often times we host our poetry nights here.  On occasion I plan on also doing old time radio shows at our campfire.  If you venture up back towards the coffeehouse, you will find our little koi pond and a deck to hang out on.

The Pixel Bean Coffeehouse plans on having an assortment of activities once again including live concerts, DJ events, poetry nights, games, some contests, and more.  Most of all it will continue to be a safe haven for anyone and all to come and meet others.  It is a place on the grid that welcomes literally anyone, from all walks of life.

I have been absolutely blown away by the outpouring of love and support for this humble little coffeehouse.  The Second Life community has always made it feel so welcomed and have shown nothing but love and affection towards it.  I feel very honored to be able to bring such a place to life, and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for The Pixel Bean Coffeehouse.

Feb 15, 2012
Harlow

Family Tree

Going to keep this post short and sweet today.  I have three things I wanted to show to y’all!

The first is the very first mesh release from TRUTH.  I was so thrilled when I saw that Mr. Hawks had released a mesh version of his quality hair.  The braid is beautifully detailed, and the mesh is fantastic!  No more hair going through your body! I’m looking forward to more mesh releases from TRUTH.

Second, my infinity necklace from KOSH.  It’s a great casual necklace, and very well made.  KOSH always has such unique and detailed items.  You really can’t go wrong with anything they make.  Something else I really love about KOSH is that they always make items in men’s and women’s versions.

Lastly, I wanted to make note of my beautiful family tree sweater/hoodie from PHILO.  The little details on this are really nice. It’s a sculpt sweater, not mesh, but fits nicely and mod.  The tree really makes it unique and lovely. Also, these come in men’s and women’s versions and a few colors!

I hope you all have a great day! :)

Credits:

Skin: Belleza – Alyson

Hair: TRUTH - Mesh – Jayney – Gingers – Copper

Eyes: Mayfly – Mesh – Deep Sky Eyes – Hazy Rainshower

Lashes: Lelutka – 2011 – Lash/Curl

Necklace: KOSH – Infinity Necklace

Sweater: PHILO – Family Tree Hoodies – Women’s – Pink

Jeans: Mon Tissu – Lou Lou – Used

Tattoo: Dermagraphicus Rex! – Swallow Tattoo – Hips

Pose: Embody

Feb 14, 2012
Harlow

Capture Love Contest

So this is a totally shameless self promotion blog entry for a contest I entered! I’ve never really won any kind of silly contest so I figured i’d give it a shot!  It’s the Capture Love Contest on SecondLife.com and the winner gets to share their SL/RL love story.  I entered the above photo of Arkansas Sorbet and I, and I would love so much if you’d Give my pic “Kudos”!  The person with the highest Kudos wins!

Arkansas Sorbet and I met in Second Life, and I think it’d be so much fun to share our story with other Second Lifers out there!

I’ll stop shamelessly self promoting now!  I hope you all have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!