May 30, 2012
Harlow

Sapphire

You may be looking at this post and thinking I don’t look anything like my normal self!  I had quite a bit of fun playing chameleon today and changing up my look for a post.  It’s amazing how a new skin, and a different hair color can make you look like an entirely different person.

This skin is so youthful and innocent looking. I had a lot of fun playing with it.  It’s the new release from Leafy and it’s called Sapphire.  I paired the dusty tone with a Leafy lipstick in a rose color.  I went with the lipstick version that offers the teeth to make my look complete.  I don’t normally wear teeth layers or add-ons in SL, but these were too cute to pass up.  Sapphire comes in four different skin tones, each with a handful of options.  The lipsticks come in a wide variety of shades that you can purchase to complete your look.

My hair is one of the newest Wasabi Pills releases called Anais.  I normally wear the gingerbread tone in this hair, but I went with wild honey this time around.  It’s kind of fun changing up my look and being a brunette temporarily!  This hair is mesh, and the braids really make the style stand out.

My cropped top is from one of my favorite stores, ISON.  I ended up fat packing this item because I liked it so much.  It was near impossible to choose from the vast array of color choices Mr. Hyx offered.  The rigging is nicely done on this, and it hangs beautifully off of my avatar’s frame.  I think it’s a top that would flatter almost anyone.  I paired the top with these adorable printed skinny jeans from Peqe.  These jeans take my back to my childhood days. I had a pair of floral printed denim jeans that I absolutely adored as a kid, and it’s fun to relive the look.  These come in a handful of beautiful floral printed colors and are also mesh!

I also wanted to make note of my awesome pose i’m using today.  This comes from a “top model” pose set from Exposeur.  Miss RubyStarlight Writer has recently released a lot of really great items including some summer themed group/couples poses, as well has some also single static poses.  I haven’t had a chance to photograph any of the fun summery ones, so I wanted to show off this particular pose from the model set.  Every pose in the set is unique and individual.  I had a challenging time deciding which specific pose to use!

I hope y’all have had a great week so far, and it just continues to get better!

Credits

Skin: Leafy | Kaethe Dyrssen – Sapphire – Dusty – Pure

Lipstick: Leafy | Kaethe Dyrssen – The Roses – Lip Matte – Ruby Red w/ Teeth

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

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

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

Hair: Wasabi Pills | MissAllSunday Lemon - Anais – Wild Honey

Top: ISON | Harry Hyx – Draped Cropped Tee – White

Jeans: Peqe | Inex Hax – Skinny Jeans – Teal

Pose: Exposeur | RubyStarlight Writer

 

May 29, 2012
Harlow

Pay It Forward: Anubis Darkwatch

For my second Pay It Forward Project victim, I picked a person who I think represents the community in a really positive manner, knows how to have a good time, and brings a lot of great music to all of us across the grid.  My pick was Mr. Anubis Darkwatch.

If you don’t know Anubis, I strongly encourage you to get to know him.  He’s kind, funny, has a heart of gold, and is a fantastic DJ here in the Second Life community.  He’s someone that you will find on plurk spending the day posting funny pictures, or inspirational items he finds littered across the internet.  I know if I’m ever having a bad day I can simply sneak off to his timeline and look at all the funny and uplifting things he’s posted.  Mr. Darkwatch is the type of guy who will drop anything he’s doing and talk to you.  If he’s in the midst of a busy set, he will still take the time to listen to what you have to say and talk to you about anything you want to talk about.

I think Anubis is a good example of social adhesive here in Second Life.  He manages to bring large groups of people together, and he always does it in a positive light.  I can think of so many great memories and fun times i’ve had that Anubis has been a part of.  He represents so many venues in a great fashion, and always manages to keep things light and fun.  So Mr. Darkwatch thank you so kindly for being my second pick for The Pay It Forward Project.  I have no doubt in my mind that you will find numerous ways to pay it forward in the community.  Keep up the amazing work!

 

 

May 26, 2012
Harlow

The Golden Peen Contest Voting!

I can’t even begin to tell you how much of a challenge it was to narrow down all the great choices to just three for this silly little contest.  I, and I know many others have had so much fun looking at all the great stories, images, and gifs that you’ve come up with for this!  Every single one of them brought a huge smile and a laugh!  Thank you so much for taking the time to participate in something so fun and goofy!

I spent a good deal of time this afternoon going through all of your entries and i’ve narrowed it down to my three favorites.  This was NOT an easy decision! You were ALL clever, ingenious, and absolutely so creative! I could have never come up with any of these fun ideas you all came up with.

Below i’ve listed the three top picks, and a place for you all to vote.  I will pick the top voted winner Monday at 6pm SLT.  You have until then to vote and tell your friends to come and vote as well!  I won’t say much about these three entries as I don’t want to sway your votes, but definitely take the time to look all three over before casting your vote! <3

Great job everybody and thank you again for participating!

 

Contestant # 1: Dain Rexen’s Dancing Fox Gif

Contestant # 2: Griffin Ceawlin’s Robotic Worshipers 

Contestant # 3: Lucie Bluebird’s Golden Peen of Glory

 

Thanks again for participating everyone! This was a lot of fun!  I look forward to seeing the results!

 

May 26, 2012
Harlow

The Grand Hall

What happens when you combine mesh with one of the most talented designers on the grid?  You get an item that is far more grand than nearly anything else you have experienced in Second Life.  That is how I felt when I walked into Mr. Loz Hyde’s mesh creation at The Home and Garden Expo.

Meshworx’s Grand Hall  won’t be up for sale till later this summer, but the entire experience will make you truly see how invaluable mesh will be to the Second Life community.  Exquisite detailing, and high quality texture work grace every crevice of this beautiful piece of architecture.  The stunning grand hall has a footprint of 60 x 40, making it the perfect size for a fantastic venue.  It’s roughly 740 prims (subject to change as Loz adds the final touches to the creation), fully custom textures, and will even have stage curtains that open and close on command.  The entire creation is filled with little surprises including two secret rooms to search for and discover.

One of the neatest features of this creation is the chandeliers.  The lighting fixtures boast around 5000 individual crystals, yet sit at only 14 prims and 5 prims in count depending on the size.  I certainly recommend stopping by the expo and checking out the place for yourself.  It is absolutely amazing how detailed and realistic mesh looks, and if mesh was something you were uncertain about, I am near certain this creation will change your mind about it.

I’m quite excited to see what else Mr. Hyde has up his sleeve in the future.  Keep an eye out, as this beautiful grand hall will be up for sale in just a short few months at Meshworx. I honestly believe it will be creations such as this that will change the way venues look throughout Second Life, and will set the standard for higher quality, more realistic hangouts across the grid.

May 25, 2012
Harlow

The Hideaway

I have been a badly behaving blogger this week.  Horrible really.  Every time I’ve gone to do it I’ve either been sidetracked or simply too lazy. (Sometimes you just need a mini vacation eh?)  I have a few blog posts in the making though, including one about an incredible grand hall from MESHWORX, and also my next Pay It Forward “victim”.  Also I will sort through (and struggle to decide) on the top three entries for the silly Golden Peen Contest.  Voting will occur sometime later this weekend as well I believe! The time and effort that has gone into that contest is just awesome! I’ve enjoyed watching everyone laugh over the photos/gifs/blog entries that people have created!  Those will be coming up probably this weekend, but today I’m going to tell you about the little hideaway I’ve created for myself.

I think it’s so important in Second Life to have a space to call your own.  Something that you have full control over to do as you please with, and a place you can escape to for a moment of solitude or privacy.  I just recently found a cheap plot of land, and created my own little oasis four thousand meters in the sky.  I’ve thrown on one of my favorite radio stations at my home, and it’s a perfect place to relax, unwind, and hang out at when i’m blogging, working in photoshop, etc…

A few items in my hideaway that I think are worth pointing out… My bed, couch, and rug are all from the store DIGS.  This store is absolutely amazing.  The furniture is perfect, stylish, and the poses/options for singles, friends, and lovers are flawless.  Another item I’d like to mention is the dom chair from Dutchie.  She has two version of this chair, male and female.  I picked up the male dom chair and umm… without going into a lot of private detail, let’s just say the chair has a lot of fun poses.  *grins innocently*

For information on where to find all the items in the photos above I’ve listed them below in my credits.

I have a few other items I wanted to show y’all today!  Wasabi Pills released a new mesh hair, and it’s probably my favorite release from them to date!  It’s called Lola and I thought it was the perfect hair to lounge around my hideaway in.  The hair comes with a color change HUD that allows you to play with a handful of color and pattern options for the bandanna as well as the hair ties.

Toki-Doki has released their adorable tied knot shirts in some fantastic solid colors.  Please ignore the fact that my shoulders are going through the top of the shirt in the photo.  I edited this photo at almost two in the morning last night, and that was completely my mistake.  These shirts aren’t mesh, and I just wasn’t paying attention with the pose I was using.  I then was just honestly too lazy to re-edit/re-take the photo. (See I told you’ve been horribly lazy lately!).  The shirt is near perfect in every way.  You can find it in eight beautiful solid colors.

Lastly, I wanted to mention my new favorite jeans!  JANE released her new sweet n low jeans, and I loved them so much that I bought the fat pack. (which was a very reasonable price btw!)  The jeans are loose fitting, hang perfectly off your hips, and have a lot of lovely detailing.  Each color comes with two cuff options as well.

I hope you all have a great start to your Memorial Day weekend! <3

Credits

Skybox: Barnesworth Anubis | Barnesworth Anubis – Paris Penthouse (picked up in April’s Collabor88)

Top Left:

BP | Bettiepage Voyager- Leather Boxes 5 – Red

Rustica | Maxwell Graf – Mesh House Plant

Top Middle:

Molto Bene! | Annunziata Macchi – Quote Chalkboard – Film

Zigana | Nalena Fairey – Birds Painting

Top Right:

North West | Lili Brink – Arts n Crafts Work Table/Shelf

Middle Left:

Rustica | Maxwell Graf – Mesh Fire

LISP | Pandora Popstar – Dark Forest Wall

Mudhoney | Rayvn Hynes – Great Day Poster

Middle: 

North West | Lili Brink – Arts n Crafts Work Table/Shelf

UrbanizeD | Pitsch Parx – Cats & Books Deco A

MMG’s | MasoMaso Quan – Books Set

Kari | Menno Ophelia – Blue Whale

North West | Lili Brink – Chaise Pigeon

Middle Right:

DIGS | Iris Maskelyne – The Lover’s Rug – Sienna

Zigana | Nalena Fairey - Fly Away

Bottom Left:

Dutchie | Froukje Hoorenbeek – Male Dom Chair

Zigana | Nalena Fairey - Love Bird

Surf Couture | Emma Gilmour – Olea Boots

Alchemy Immortalis | Immortalis Cyannis – The Regent Collection Rugs

Bottom Middle:

DIGS | Iris Maskelyne – Milton Couch – Taupe

Baffle! | Samantha Smadga – Symphony

Bottom Right:

Dutchie | Froukje Hoorenbeek – Male Dom Chair

DIGS | Irish Maskelyne – Downtown Bed – Ash

LISP | Pandora Popstar – Vintage Boudoir Set

Avatar Credits:

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

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

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

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

Hair: Wasabi Pills | MissAllSunday Lemon – Lola – Gingerbread

Top: Toki-Doki | Maya Levane – Tied Knot Shirt – Golden

Jeans: JANE | Janie Marlowe – Sweet n Low Jeans – Light

Feet: SLink | Siddean Munro – Barefeet Mesh Flat

Pose: Fly Lily | Melina Fetuccio

 

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