{ A warm hug on the inside }

“Hot cocoa is like…”

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CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Applier – Renee – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Makeup / Applier – Winter Blush – Izzie’s **FREE GIFT**

Hair/Scarf – Handknit Muffler+Nao(Rare b) hair female – Sleepy Eddy **NEW** @TheArcade

Hat – Cat Beanie (charcoal) – (Milk Motion)

Top(s) – Irina Suit Jacket, Leda Hoodie Sleeveless, Adele Short Sleeves – ADDAMS **NEW** @Mainstore

Bottoms – Silvia Ripped Boyfriend Jeans – ADDAMS

Other / Appliers – Nordica Leggings (cranberry) – Alaskametro<3

Shoes – Skates (white) – N-Core

Other – Gushi Gloves – …Mutresse…

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Hot Cocoa Stand Gacha: Complete Set – Sway’s **NEW** @TheArcade

Holly’s Home Gacha: Wooden Christmas Tree (white) – The HIVE **NEW** @TheArcade

Stack of Blankets – Vespertine

Old Lanterns – [we’re CLOSED]

{ Candyland }

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The latest round of Enchantment was deliciously themed around the fairytale of “Hansel and Gretel”.  For me it was also reminiscent of playing Candyland as a child.  How can any kid (or adult for that matter) resist the fantasy of a world so sugary sweet, where lollipops bloom like flowers, candied apples grow from trees and donuts glazed in chocolate adorn the land?  Sadly my blogpost didn’t make it up here in time before Enchantment closed it’s doors for this round, however you’ll find all the items listed below with their corresponding stores should you find yourself hungry for a little shopping treat!

CREDITS

Mesh Head – Destiny – Catwa

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin/Applier – Elf Gacha: Honey 6 RARE – Atomic **NEW** @TheArcade

Hair – Sunday Gacha: 15. Light Brown – TRUTH

Outfit – Gretta Dress (red/green) – Sweet Kajira

Shoes/Socks – Gretel Shoes w/socks – Bliensen + Maitai

Other – Gretel Handkerchief (brown) – *The Cove*

Other – Cocoa Vintage Tapestry Handbag – Petite Mort

Pose – Candy Apple #3 – Fashiowl Poses

Candy Apple Tree Set – The Looking Glass

Candy Garden Gacha: Garland & Lollipops & Donuts – Mushilu

Lollipop Patch – .AiShA.

Hansel & Gretel Trails Crumbs – Paper Moon

{ Walkin in a Winter Wonderland }

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Feelin’ the spirit of the season so much this year.. Though it’s busy as can be, there are so many amazing creations out there for the holidays in Second Life.  Simple and cute, I kinda feel like I’m in my own little snowglobe!  Nearly everything you see here can be picked up at Shiny Shabby before this round ends on the 15th.

CREDITS

Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Barbara Gacha: America 03 Rare – Glam Affair

Makeup – FairShiny Lipsticks – ::Modish:: **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Katherin – DOUX **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Chic Pearl Set – LOTUS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Melrose Heels (Holiday Edition) – REIGN **NEW** @FiftyLindenFridays

Other – Ayona Headband (red) – ::Modish:: **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – The Megan Series #5 – An Lar Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Scene – Christmas Memories Decor – Your Dreams **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ All I want for Christmas }

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I hope he doesn’t want a lot for Christmas…(because all those boxes are empty!) The blonde with the bow on top might be gift enough.

Time to channel your inner pinup girl with these adorable “Presents” prop boxes w/ poses (five in all) from oOo Studio.  Boxes come with a texture change hud to coordinate with your personal look.  Go get em now!  Available at the December round of “The Liaison Collaborative”.

CREDITS

Mesh Head – Maxine 1.0 – LAQ

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands / Feet – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Zuzia (America) for LAQ – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Sugar – TRUTH **NEW** VIP Group Gift

Outfit – Cecilia lingerie (crimson) & Stockings w/ Crystal Pasties – Erratic

Shoes – Melrose Heels – REIGN **NEW** @Mainstore

Accessory – Fashionabow Girl Head Piece (Cherry) – *BOOM* (n/a store closed)

Other – Bow Collar – FETCH

Pose – Presents #4 – oOo Studio **NEW** @TLC

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Classic Atrium (coal) Gacha RARE – Rageworks

Monochrome Christmas Gacha: Tree Decorations (assorted) – The LOFT

Douglas Fir Tree – Botanical

{ Elfed }

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I’ve been a busy little elf working on getting our home and sim changed over for Winter/Christmas which is pretty amazing considering how most seasons I’m 1000% behind on. Gonna make Santa proud this year (even if I am still on the naughty list). But I’m enjoying it so much.. finally having a “home” in SL and not just a place to take pretty pictures. I was given a stern talking to about not accurately depicting how this all went down, and it’s true.  I had help from my love, Mr. Roxan and my lovely, sweetness, Cecilia, in getting all the beautiful ornaments up on the tree.  Unfortunately we were too busy chatting for me to capture that in a photo. Plus there was a blinging Freenis on the top of the tree then.  I spared you all from the horror of that. 😛 You’re welcome.

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Renee (America) w/Lipstick #5 – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Makeup – Eyeliners w/ bags – VEECHI

Mesh Eyes – Chromatic Eyes Gacha (Ghost RARE) – Buzzeri

Mesh Ears – Steking V5 – Mandala

Hair – Glenn II (blonds) – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @C88

Outfit – Emily Sweaterdress w/Scarf – Just Because **NEW** @Uber

Shoes – Anna Boots w/Socks – Just Because **NEW** @Uber

Other – Festivat Gacha: Blinking Blitzen RARE – Remarkable Oblivion

Accessory – Gloves Necklace01 RARE – VCO

Pose Pic #1 – From Ladder Prop – Apple Fall & An Lar

Pose Pic #2 – Sits Pose #4 – Kirin **NEW** @Kustom9

Interior/Exterior Decor

Storyteller’s Burrow Gacha: Cottage (RARE) – 8f8

Douglas Fir Christmas Tree & Outdoor Seasonal Boxwood – Botanical

Black n White Christmas Gacha: Tree Lights RARE – The Loft

Assorted Tree Decorations Gachas – ARIA, Kalopsia, & Fancy Decor

Christmas Star – Figment

Hanging Mistletoe – Apple Fall

Holiday Decor ’15 Garland – JIAN

Snowmen – Dysfunctionality Designs

 

{ Time keeps on slipping }

Time keeps on slipping
Into the future
Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping
Into the future
I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly (oh, yeah)
Fly right into the future

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The Secret Affair geared up this round by tinkering with all things Steampunky.  A popular roleplay genre in Second Life for many that dates back to the early days and still many sims abound with Victorian gadgetry from pre-mesh days. The Secret Affair can certainly help bring you up to date with some creative low land impact goodies but you better time hop on over before it ends November 30th!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Hair – UREI (Copper) – ARGRACE

Mesh Outfit – Time Traveler Outfit Gacha: Vampire RARE – Livid

Other – Victorian Feelings Hat – Noble Creations **NEW** @TSA

Other – Mechanical Wings – AiShA **NEW** @TSA

Broken Chains & Propelling Gears – E.V.E **NEW** @TSA

Pose – Strings – Del May

 

{ Will I always feel this way.. }

She lifts her skirt up to her knees
Walks through the garden rows
With her bare feet laughing
I never learned to count my blessings
I choose instead to dwell
In my disasters
I walk on down the hill
Through grass grown tall
And brown and still
It’s hard somehow
To let go of my pain
On past the busted back
Of that old and rusted Cadillac
That sinks into this field
Collecting rain
Will I always feel this way
So empty
And estranged?

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and of these cut throat busted sunsets
These cold and damp white mornings
I have grown weary
If through my cracked and dusty
Dime store lips
I spoke these words out loud
Would no one hear me?
Lay your blouse across the chair
Let fall the flowers
From your hair
And kiss me
With that country mouth
So plain
outside the rain is tapping
On the leaves
To me it sounds like
They’re applauding us
The quiet love
We’ve made
Will it always feel this way
So empty
So estranged?

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Ella (Pale) – League **NEW** @Mainstore Release

Mesh Eyes – Chromatic (Ghost RARE) – Buzzeri

Hair – Mahogany Gacha: V1 (Ombre 5) – Due **NEW** @Kustom9

Outfit – Carolina Wool Dress, Virginia Wool Coat, and Rain Boots – Addams **NEW** @Mainstore Release

Accessory – Brolly (white/black stripe) – The Pose Shop **NEW** @SadNovember

Pose – Seasons #6 – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @No21

Scene

Chelsea Townhouse – Apple Fall

Boxwood Hedges, Brick Wall, Scrolled Wrought Iron Fencing, Vintage Porch Mailbox – Botanical

Leaves – Action

Puddle Jumper V1 – The Pose Shop **NEW** @SadNovember

Autumn Abode Gacha: Autumn Wreath – SAYO

Itchy Grass & Dwarf Forest – Alirium

Old Brown Trees – L12

{ Look deeper }

“She was the prettiest Hell I’ve ever been in;
I didn’t mind burning at all.”

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“I am a palace dark and deep, and oh the secrets that I keep…”

Enchantment is back again with a stroll through the woods for the hungry.  Taking on the old fairytale of “Hansel & Gretel”.  Beware of the sweet exteriors, sometimes they have the darkest interiors.  Shop to your heart’s delight from now til November 30th!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Barbara Gacha (America 02) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Kustom9

Makeup Appliers – Nereza Lipstick – Zibska **NEW** @Enchantment

Tattoo Appliers – Hel Tattoo – Nanika **NEW** @Enchantment

Lashes – Luise Lashes – Zibska **NEW** @Enchantment

Eyes – Chromatic Eyes Gacha: Ghost RARE – Buzzeri

Hair – Rare Bird (Fantasy 1) – Exile **NEW** @C88

Outfit – Witch Long Dress (black) – Kaithleen’s **NEW** @Enchantment

Headpiece – Mael Headdress (black) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Other – Gatekeeper Necklace & Ruffle Collar – *katat0nik* **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Fingerclaws – DRD

Poses – Palais Singles – oOo Studio **NEW** @FLF 11/18

Build – Dungeon – Abiss

Imperium Throne – PFC **NEW** @TSA

{ Fine Ass Mess }

Let me tell yo something bout you girl
You can’t be sexy with an attitude
You wanna know why? Do you wanna know why?
Hear me out, shut up and listen for a minute
It’s time to clean all these closets out, starting with you
Sweet as a rose, but yet still covered in thorns
It’s hurting your image
Everyday you chose to live for the moment
It sure got you dirty
Girl, you a fine-ass mess
I hate that it’s true
Baby, it’s time to get the mud off your dress
Way too much been swept up under your rug

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Nancy (America) – Glam Affair **NEW** Mainstore Release

Makeup Appliers – Glenny Lipstick Pack #3 – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Poppy – Lamb. **NEW** @C88

Outfit – Cory Sweaterdress & Scarf – Blueberry **NEW** @C88

Shoes – Craven Boots – Blueberry **NEW** Mainstore Release

Pose – Contemplate #5 – oOo Studio **NEW**

Location – Blithe

{ but first… COFFEE }

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I may not love mornings, but I do love coffee.  And without it, I wouldn’t make it thru the day.  It’s not just about caffeine (although that doesn’t hurt) but there’s something very comforting about sitting there as the day begins with a warm cup in my hand.  Sipping the steamy goodness brings me back to life.  Ain’t never gonna give you up, you tall dark delicious mug of mocha ❤

Sad November is back again and designers are showering us with all kinds of fall-to-winter moody creations.  oOo Studio has made a set of cozy singles poses called “Warmer” along with a texture changing coffee mug prop for you to brave the brisk mornings this month.  Available at the event until November 26th!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Hair – Sunday Gacha: blondes w/rose mask – TRUTH

Outfit – Pampered Gacha: Closed Robe (Joy RARE) – Tres Blah

Pose – Warmer # 5 – oOo Studio **NEW** @SadNovember

De Pijp Apartment Build – Pixel Mode **NEW** @Crossroads

Summer Hill Bed & Side Tables – Warm Animations

Scattered Clothes Collection – Assorted – Dead Dollz **NEW** @Crossroads

Geometric Floor Lamp (resized) – Glam Affair

Autumn Abode Gacha: Bundle of Billies – SAYO

Hallsey Gold Mirror – The LOFT

Golden Cage Gacha: Suitcase Display, Stacked Pillows,  – Tres Blah

Pampered Gacha: First Coffee (RARE), PMS Survival Kit (RARE), Mag & Berries, Beverage Cart – Tres Blah

Parlor Rug – Fancy Decor