Sep 9, 2012

Pearls & Pavement

Word has seemed to spread very quickly about the awesome Black and White Challenge that miss Maci Restless has initiated!  I of course, as usual, am the last one out of the gate and finally getting around to taking part in this awesome challenge. I think an area I struggle with photographically in SL is creating beautiful black and white photos.  It was fun to put this together and give it my best shot!  Thanks Maci for the awesome challenge.

If you are looking for a way to play around with various black and white photo styles in Photoshop you can check out various photo “actions”.  I really like this website.  A Photoshop action is basically a series of steps all laid out for you.  You simply click the action you want to use and voila! It does it for you with little effort.  It’s a nice “cheat” when you are in a hurry, or just a fun way to experiment.  I strongly recommend saving your original and working in layers when you work with layers though.

Collabor88 has started back up and they are officially on their very own sim!  It’s helped reduce the lag and struggles getting into the event GREATLY!  It was quite accommodating of the entire Collabor88 team and I was certainly grateful when I scurried over to grab the new LISP furniture yesterday. (Which is really cute btw…. I plan on using it at The Pixel Bean)

These fantastic and classic shorts from Ingenue can be found at Collabor88 and what better to pair with them then these gorgeous timeless pearls from Yummy!. These darling pose comes from Marukin and can also be picked up at the monthly event.


Skin: League | Nena Janus – Isla – Medium

Eyes: Rozena | Lindsay Rozen – Bead Eyes – Light Grey

Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Siri

Jewelry: Yummy! | Polyester Partridge – Timeless Pearls (available at Collabor88)

Top: Eclectic Apparel | Eclectic Wingtips – Alice Tank

Shorts: Ingenue | Betty Doyle – Hetty – Noir (available at Collabor88)

Shoes: NX – Nardcotix | Nardya Rousselot – Zoe Platform

Pose: Marukin | Valencia Southard (available at Collabor88)

Location: Mayfair

Sep 6, 2012

The Painter’s Chair

Fifty Linden Friday is about to come knocking on our door and this week it’s bringing all sorts of fabulous goodies including this wonderful Painter’s Chair from Cheeky Pea.  Isla Gealach is once again gracing us with her endless talents!  The chair comes with 6 different singles animations (for guys and girls alike!).  You can also change the color of your chair to six different hues.  I’m showcasing the chair in a lovely peach tone.  Make sure to check out the entire list of awesome stores taking part in this week’s FLF and keep an eye out on as I’m sure sometime tomorrow they will have the whole list posted for your shopping convenience!

A few other new releases recently that I want to speak about include this stunning hair from Magika (it’s my favorite she has ever released! It’s perfect!) and these beautiful and sexy peep toe heels from NX-Nardcotix.  So many new great things across the grid!  Make sure to hop around and gather it all up!


Skin: League | Nena Janus – Isla – Medium

Eyes: Rozena | Lindsay Rozen – Bead Eyes – Light Grey

Hair: Magika | Sabina Gully – Tendency

Shirt: ISON | Harry Hyx – Leather Panel Tee (available at faMESHed)

Shorts: Cynful | Cynthia Ultsch – Zia Denim Shorts

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix | Nardya Rousselot – Mana Letti Sparkle Peep Toes

Pose/Chair: Cheeky Pea | Isla Gealach – Painter’s Armchair (available for FLF)




Sep 5, 2012


You know something I’ve noticed about Harlow over the last year and a half or so?  She has gotten skinnier and skinnier!  I think my poor avatar has an eating disorder!  Ha!

Honestly, I’ve just found that I really enjoy the smaller sizes of mesh on my avatar personally.  It just… feels good.  There’s nothing wrong with loving curves, and I am sure there are quite a few people out there who would disagree with her changes… but hey…I’m happy! I like her. It’s so much easier to just cave in and fit the standard size mesh that is out there in the smaller sizes. Mesh is so worth it.  Even though I’ve “conformed” I hope that Har still looks unique in her own ways.

I think we should be proud of the avatars we create, and find a good deal of self love in them because really…they are a little bit of ourselves aren’t they?  Call me self absorbed (I’ve heard rumors that’s what a lot of people think of us bloggers anyway eh?), but I love Harlow.  I’m proud of her.  I’m proud of my creation and what she has become.

Oh and speaking of skinny…have you seen these skinny jeans from Auxiliary?  LOVE them!


Skin: Belleza | Tricky Boucher – Shyla

Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Carmen

Eyes: Rozena | Lindsay Rozen – Bead Eyes – Light Grey

Jewelry: MG | Maxi Gossamer – Barcelona (available at faMESHed)

Jeans: Auxiliary | Tyr Rozenblum & Crushed Clarity – Skinny Jeans (available at faMESHed)

Pose: !Bang | Trieste Minuet


Sep 4, 2012


It’s certainly fun to be daring, and this viper dress from Valentina E. Couture is just that….DARING! You can find it in a few fun colors at this month’s round at faMESHed.  I think this dress is perfect for daring and sexy photographs as the neckline is well… a tad revealing. ;)  While you are over at faMESHed you can also check out the newest Wasabi Pills release.  This hair is darling! I love the little clips, and the short crop on it.

Bounce This! Poses has released a great set of poses recently that cater to shoes!  Awesome poses to showcase your favorite heels, flats, whatever! The pack comes with six great poses, with mirrored options as well. It’s hard to find well done poses that cater to shoes in SL, so this is certainly one to add to your pose collections.

I’ll keep it at that today! For the rest of my stuff see my credits!


Skin: Belleza | Tricky Boucher – Shyla

Hair: Wasabi Pills | MissAllSunday Lemon – Noriko – Gingerbread (available at faMESHed)

Dress: Valentina E. Couture | Valentinaevangelista – Viper Dress (available at faMESHed)

Shoes: Kunglers | Avagardner Kungler – Morgana Pumps

Pose: Bounce This! | Bouncer Criss


Sep 2, 2012


Yesterday I had some fun playing around with being a brunette!  I got quite a few mixed responses on the change.  Many people on plurk were supportive, and some weren’t so sure.  I ended up showing my best friend later on that night and his response was…


I think maybe I was meant to be a redhead. ;)

That being said, the new Shyla skin from Belleza is perfect for brunettes.  It does come with red and blonde brow options as well which is great.  I personally like the brunette version the best with this skin, but as I write this I’m now wearing the red brows and the skin is quickly becoming a new favorite.  I’ll blog it with the red brows in the near future so you can have a comparison.  The skin comes in 6 tones with 16 different make ups each. The brow colors are included with each purchase. It also comes with cleavage options and lipstick tattoo options.  Here’s a close up of the skin.  I really really like the dark brows on this!

My adorable romper is from coldlogic.  A while back I had bought this romper in the salmon color and I had a hard time taking it off.  It quickly became a staple favorite in my inventory.  When I saw that coldlogic released it in a variety of more colors I was thrilled!  It fits so perfectly, and the color choices are just awesome!  Coldlogic has released a LOT of new items recently so make sure to stop by.

TRUTH has released two new styles this week.  I always love my TRUTH hair but sometimes.. Mr. Hawks releases one that blows me away.  Carmen has done just that!  This hair suits my avatar so well.  You’ll probably see me wearing it countless times in future posts.  I just like it so much!

Lastly, but not least I’d like to mention the pose I’m using in the first pic.  It’s from Embody.  I really should use their poses more often because they are very cute.  I just thought this one especially was rather adorable!

Hope y’all are having a great weekend. <3


Skin: Belleza | Tricky Boucher – Shyla

Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Carmen

Eyes: Rozena | Lindsay Rozen – Bead Eyes – Light Grey

Romper: Coldlogic | Coldlogic - Jewel – Jade

Pose: Embody | Lucie Bluebird & Radagast Lexington


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