{ Live in the present }

Do not look back and grieve over the past,
for it is gone.
And do not trouble about the future,
for it is yet to come.
Live in the present
and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.
~ Norse Proverb

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STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Brooke (Med 07 Br) – Belleza (Uber Oct Round)

Makeup – Beauty Mark 1 & 3 (Mae Skin from V&C Fair) – Belleza

Hair – Royal Command (variety) – EXILE **NEW** (Mystic Realms)

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri

Lashes – Dolly & Flutter Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands – Slink

Outfit – Tweed Rayna Romper – DRIFT **NEW** @TLC

Top – Ygritte Fur Vest – DRIFT **NEW** (Mystic Realms)

Shoes – Savanah Thigh High Boots (dark snakeskin) – Baiastice **NEW** @TLC

Jewelry – Medieval Collar & Bracers – DRD

Companion – Dire Protector (Earthen) – Alchemy **NEW** (Mystic Realms)

POSE & LOCATION

Miwa Pose #4 – {Imeka}

Studio Skye Winter Sim

{ Streaking in the Dark } Alice Project

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I have a confession… I am a Second Life hair addict.  But wait, there’s more… I *hesitates* have never really tried Alice Project Hair until just recently. *gasps*  I know I know… It’s not like Alice hasn’t been making fabulous hair for quite a while now.  But well you see, I don’t think I knew what I was doing to be honest.  The whole Create Your Own (CYO) hair seemed a bit over my head, no pun intended.  (Yes, I’m blonde in rl)  But having taken some time to really look at it, it was never really that hard at all and I am so glad I did because, WOW.  The options and cool things you can do with this hair are really quite amazing.

The hair I am wearing is called Kiera.  When you purchase any hair from Alice Project it does come with a mini-pack Color HUD for you to get started with.  From there you can purchase additional color HUDs with different options from natural to extremes, dipped, streaks, glitter and so much more.  First choose a color pack, and then which color and shade you want which shows on the right column of the HUD.  Once you have decided on a base color for your hair, which for me was a brown dipped black tone, select APPLY on the HUD.  This will permanently dye the hair to that color now.

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You can then choose what areas of the hair you’d like to highlight.  At the bottom of the HUD you see PARTS: ALL 1 2 3 and 4.  Not all hairs have the same number of parts to change up, for instance, my hair only had one part that you could streak with an additional color at the front.  Select a part and start trying out colors, this is something you can change as often as you’d like.  I chose a teal color from the Extremes Color pack to match with my sexy little dress from DRIFT.  If you don’t happen to like the color on the HUD you currently have on, you can switch to any other HUDs you own, or buy a new one and use that to streak your hair.

(PLEASE NOTE: You must “apply” the base color you want BEFORE trying to streak the hair parts to any colors, otherwise when you try to streak a part, it will just change the whole hair to that color).

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There is hardly a limit to your creativity with Alice Project.  It’s a veritable playground of color choices, so play and have fun with your hair!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Nina (Med 07) – Belleza **NEW**

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Chocolate) – IKON

Hair – Kiera (Naturals base color / Extreme streaks) MESHAlice Project

Nails – Zebra Glitter (Slink Appliers) – The Wicked Peach **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands and High Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Sexy Lil Dress MESH – DRIFT **NEW**

Shoes – Priscilla Plateau (Teal) MESH – Slink **NEW**

Jewelry – Kalistar Collar Necklace and Earrings MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW**

POSES

Beth Pack – DieselWorks **NEW**

{ Shhh… Winter is Coming } Winter Season Challenge

Goodbye fall…. Winter is coming!  I am always awed how timely Ms. Strawberry Singh is with her Monday Memes and I usually wish to participate if only I could fit it into my already crazy schedule… but the truth is, I can barely keep up.  We’ll just say that this time I got lucky and it coincided with this planned winter pic. 😀

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And thanks to The Arcade opening up on December 1st, there are PLENTY of  winter themed goodies up for gacha.  It’s open all month, so you have lots of time to get on over there and spend those lindens.  I’ll be showing off all my favorite finds from there the rest of this month as well.

Now.. onto the questions *ahem*:

  1. What is the December/Winter season like where you live? – I’m on the East Coast of the US just outside of Washington DC so winter can go either way really.  The past few years it’s been unusually warm and only snowed/flurried once or twice and never lasted more than a day.  It can often be in the 30s/40s Farenheit temperature-wise but snow is a rare occurrence.  When it flurries, the city shuts down.  No.. seriously. It does.  And I laugh. Cuz I’m from Michigan :D.
  2. When you think of winter, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? – Snow of course.  And Michigan winters have lots of snow.  I was born in a snowstorm so it’s in my blood I think.  After snow, I think of fireplaces and hot cocoa.  Those three things really go together, always.
  3. Have you ever played any extreme winter sports? – Again, not really extreme, but I had tried downhill skiing unsuccessfully as a kid (that means I didn’t make it down the hill standing).  Cross-country was always a winner.  I loved being in the cold and working up a sweat.  Depending on the hill, sledding could be considered extreme… I’ll just leave it at that.
  4. What do you like most about this season? –  What’s not to love?? Christmas and my birthday are both in winter! I do love the cool air, seeing my breath, the tingly feeling when coming in from outside and my nose is like ice, putting my cold hands around a hot cup of cocoa, and watching the snowflakes falling covering everything in a blanket of white, really it’s quite beautiful.
  5. Do you celebrate Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa or another holiday during this time of year? – Yes, I celebrate Christmas as a Christian holiday as well as Advent.  Christmas was always a big deal, and full of lots of special family traditions, and those are things I’m not carrying down to my own kids… hoping they’ll remember it as fondly as I always did.

Thanks Berry for another fun meme.. Glad I got to be a part of it this time!

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Gemma (Europa 08) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Arcade – RARE

Eyes – Spectral Eyes (Quicksilver) – IKON **NEW** @FaMESHed

Hair – Daisy (Moon stone) MESH – D!va **NEW** @Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Everdeen Dress (Snowflake) MESH – DRIFT **NEW** @LazySundays (exclusive)

Accessory – Foxy Neck Snuggler (Sugar) MESH – .Birdy. **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Grace Wand (Rose Gold / Aquamarine) MESH – BOOM **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Storybook Royalty Crown (Woodland) MESH – Schadenfreude **NEW** @Arcade – RARE

Jewelry – Luna Ring (05) MESH – Shakeup! **NEW** @Arcade

Shoes – Noella Heels (Ivory) MESH – Ingenue **NEW** @Arcade

POSES / PROP

Mulberry Lantern (03) – LISP (full shot)

Hana 01 – Kirin Poses (close up)

SCENERY

Enchanted Tunnel – Skye Studio

{ Baby you’re so classic } featuring….FaMESHed, LaRoo, and Belleza

This post is wayyyy overdue, so I apologize for the not so newness of these items but maybe they will still be new to some of you! The month just got away from me much too quickly.  The month is not completely over so there’s still time to catch this round of FaMESHed or Belleza’s November Best Buys.  All clothing items will be available in stores after the event is over.  I decided to make use of all the really great fashion options there were not only from FaMESHed but also from DRIFT and LaRoo (who incidentally just introduced a fantastic new collection of mesh heels w/HUD-controlled feet), and create a classic 3 look preview:  one more uptown, one more downtown and one more casual… I hope you like!

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**Edit** due to holiday, family visiting and then illness this post didn’t make it in time for November, but all the November round of FaMESHed clothing will be in their stores soon…  Sorry! :\

CREDITS

Style #1

Skin – Ashley (Med-01) – Belleza **NEW Best Buy November Exclusive**

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (hazel) – IKON

Hair – Pixvior (dark reds) MESH – Vanity **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Top (under) – Dita Tucked Chemise (black) MESH – Valentina E. **NEW**

Jacket – Vintage Fur Bomber (leopard) MESH – Valentina E. **NEW**

Bottoms – Sandy Leather Pants (black) MESH – Cracked Mirror **NEW**

Accessory – Highbrow Shades MESH – DECO

Jewelry – 50s Pearl Necklace (red) MESH – Izzie’s

Shoes – Aria Wedges (red) MESH – LaRoo **NEW**

Style #2

Skin – Ashley (Med-02) – Belleza **NEW Best Buy November Exclusive**

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Leighton (browns) MESH – ISON **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Top (under) – Mini Corset non-sheer (black) MESH – Tee*fy

Jacket – City Blazer (Tweeds) MESH – DRIFT **NEW**

Bottoms – Linen Stitched Skirt (black) MESH – NYU **NEW**

Accessory – Neckerchief (black velvet) MESH – DRIFT

Accessory – Scout Boho Bag (gray) MESH – ISON

Jewelry – Gigi shimmer bow Ring (black) MESH – Maxi Gossamer

Jewelry – Ritzy Shimmer Pearls Earrings (black) MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW**

Shoes – Hanna Pumps (violet) MESH – LaRoo **NEW**

Style #3

Skin – Ashley (Med-03) – Belleza **NEW Best Buy November Exclusive**

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Daydream (naturals) MESH – Exile **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Top – Los Angeles Cardigan (Tanager) MESH – Emery **NEW**

Bottoms – Lana Shorts MESH – Mutresse **NEW**

Jewelry – Mermaid’s Serpent Eye Ring (silver) MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW**

Jewelry – Boho Bliss Tassel-Tastic (long) MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW**

Shoes – Alison Pumps (black) MESH – LaRoo **NEW**

Poses for All Styles from KIRIN Poses (Maylee Pack) **NEW**

{ His and Hers } Featuring oOo Studio for FLF

I’m gonna hold back writing a novel of a blogpost this time around in order to get these pics out before FLF is officially over.  I have lots more ideas to get out and never enough time to bring them to life in picture-format let alone blog them!  So make sure you stop over to pick up a little HIS and HERS style poses at oOo Studio this round.  There is still some time to catch the tail end of the Men’s Department as well if you like what’s styled on HIM.  For HER, the main ensemble is from DRIFT where Kalli has out some really great new fall knits and wool fabrics and patterns for the off the shoulder top and mini skirt as seen here, as well as a minidress.  All her items are HUD texture change to keep inventory mess to a minimum and changing your clothes easy peasy.

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 P.S. There were no toads kissed in the making of this photograph.  Despite whatever he tells you.  He’s read too many fairytales. 😛

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CREDITS

ON HER

Skin – Amberly (America 12) – Glam Affair

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (Hazel) – IKON **NEW**

Hair – Falling for You (Dark Browns) MESH – Exile

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Top – Cold Shoulder Sweater MESH – DRIFT **NEW**

Skirt – Mode Mini MESH – DRIFT **NEW**

Tights – Knit Tights (tinted) – INDI

Shoes – Rider Boots (Black) MESH – H.O.F. (past Gacha)

Jewelry – Jazz Hands Frog Necklace (black) MESH – Maxi Gossamer (past Gacha)

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

ON HIM

Skin – Theo T6 – Clef de Peau  **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Hair – Jay (black browns) MESH – [monso] **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Eyes – Sunrise Eyes (Grey) – FASHISM

Top – The Fall Cardigan w/scarf MESH – Etham **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Pants – Casual Jeans M2 (Plaid 05) MESH – Kal Rau

Shoes – Mason Brogues MESH – Ispachi

Glasses – STEAM (Earth) MESH – * S O R G O  **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Umbrella Pose / Prop for Him MESH – What Next

Slink Rigged MESH Hands

POSES

His – Zachary Singles Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

Hers – Autumn Singles Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

HER SCENE

Reading Stump – Vespertine **NEW** @The Garden

Puertorican Toad – Beetlebones **NEW** Gacha @Wizarding Faire

HIS SCENE

Lattice Fence – Botanical **NEW**

Bench – Fanatik

Firepit – Dutchie

{ Sugar Rush }

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If there’s one thing I love about The Arcade, there’s usually never a shortage of absolutely delicious foodie things!  This year was no exception with PILOT‘s very inspiring Candy Bar and Milk & Cookies Bar sets!  Add to that, digging through my inventory and finding many past arcade items such as the Pastry Mania set from Tres Blah, and I knew there was a Sweet Shoppe theme about to happen.  So one mini-city build later, here we are in my very own Candy-Crush-worthy scene surrounded by all the sugary goodness one could hope for.  And did I mention lots of PINK??? I’m a girl who loves pink and I don’t care who knows it.  Plus all this gave me an excuse to go buy the super sweet Sunday tee over at DRIFT which was perfect for my yummy pic.  Have I made you hungry yet with all my food references? Here, Eat a Cupcake! 😀

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I have some frosting on my lips to clean up.  *blushes*

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Leila Arcade #6 –  Belleza **NEW** @The Arcade

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Just a Reason (Wild Fusion 2 – RARE) MESH – Exile **NEW** @The Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Messy Mouth w/Sprinkles – Sugar Heart

OUTFIT

Top – Sunday Tee (Cupcake) MESH – DRIFT

Bottoms – Summer Shorts (Preppy Plaid) MESH – DRIFT

Earrings – Tea & Cupcakes (Silver) MESH – Maxi Gossamer

Bangles – Colour Blocking Minimalism (Mint & Chocolate) MESH – Tee*fy

Shoes – Espadrilles (Cupcakes Special Edition) MESH – Gos Boutique

Purse – The Donut Bag (Strawberry) MESH – Milk Motion **NEW** @The Arcade

SCENE / POSES

Building – Unicorn (white) MESH – +Sanctuaire+

Candy Bar & Milk & Cookies Bar Sets – PILOT **NEW** @The Arcade

Golf Cart (Palm Spring) – {What Next} **NEW** @The Arcade

Sandbridge Ice Cream Cart, Garden Café Table & Chairs (pink/green),

Zig Zag Rug & Café Sandwich Board – {What Next}

Barbara Ann Lamps (ice), Dairy Milk Cans & Color Block Curtains – Floorplan.

Ice Cream Art & Summer Garden Stool – Marmalade Jam

Let Them Eat Cake & Nom Nom Nom Pic, Mesh Blinds – LISP

Assorted Vintage Cakestands – Vespertine

Broken Birdcage (teal) – Vespertine (past Arcade Gacha)

Pastry Mania (assorted items) – Tres Blah (past Arcade Gacha)

Petit Cakestand (on table) – Culprit

Photo Booth – Scarlett Apple (past Arcade Gacha RARE)

Cupcake (in hand) – BROCCOLI

Lana Pose #1 – KIRIN Poses (used in full body pic)

Yui Pose #4 – KIRIN Poses (w/ slight adjustment in close-up)

{ Drifting Dunes }

Neva-Beach-Full_FINALSo in my last post I said I had a date with the beach… and as promised, here I am at the dunes near Neva River… a beautiful beach with picturesque rocky outcrops courtesy of Studio Skye.  It was warm but with a salty breeze and I had the perfect outfit to stroll along the shore in… the cute little PLAYA top that from MIEL that was featured in FLF this past week and the new maxi skirt from DRIFT which I will admit I am loving everything from that store and Kalli keeps cranking out new stuff like nobody’s business.  BOTH items are mesh and come with a color/texture changing HUD so you can change your look easily and won’t break your inventory or your budget.

I know not everyone had the chance to see Neva River while it was open, but hope you’ve enjoyed my glimpse into this lovely paradise through some of my photos.  Neva is sure to bring us more inspiring settings in the future.

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach, Natural Eyes) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Makeup – Tanabata Skin 01 Freckles – My Ugly Dorothy

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (grey) – IKON

Hair – Mango (Browns) MESH=DeLa*= **heavily edited**

MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Playa Top MESH MIEL **NEW**

Bottoms – Hangover Maxi Skirt (wrinkled gauze) – DRIFT **NEW**

Jewelry – FRIENDO Necklace & Bracelet – MIEL

Jewelry – LUN Earrings  MIEL

POSES

 Closeup – Savage Beauty 03 – Ma Vie.

Full – Glance – Del May

LOCATION

Neva River Sim (now closed)