Monday, December 29, 2014

Champagne Oolong for Your New Year

Hey everyone! I just wanted to wish all of you a Happy and Safe New Year!

I started this blog this past May, because I felt like my shopping and such needed more of a purpose besides me just spending my Linden$ on outfits.  At the end of my first post, I stated I was going to eventually try to talk to a few creators and designers. I do see this eventually happening, I have to  message a few creators and work around our hectic schedules(I always picture the schedules of the creators to be chaotic and overloaded).  This will be my goal for the year.  I want to talk to a designer/creator.
Skin: Glam Affair Amberly II Jamaica @Collabor88, Hair: Tableau Vivant Sample Hair Ladies Group Gift, Jewelry set: Maxi Gossamer Ashira Teardrop, Ring: Yummy Ice Ring @Collabor88, Dress: Baiastice Kylie Dress (November/December Round of Uber), Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen, Eyelashes: Redgrave Natural
Thanks for reading my blog this year, and I hope you have enjoyed and continue to enjoy my posts. Hugs and Smooches~

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ginger Tea to Help Recover from the Holidays?

Hey everyone, I hope everyone has had a wonderful Holiday with family, friends, and loved ones.

Skin: Glam Affair December Jamaica4 @The Arcade, Hair: Spellbound: SweetDreams @The Arcade, Rings: Earthstones Splendid Love and Sparkle Ring, Necklace: Earthstones Bells n' Holly, Dress: GizzA Holly @Creation.JP, Slink fingernails, Eyes: RedGrave Catgreen, Headband: Mango Cheek's Animal Headband Deer/Dark Red, Shoes: Gos Victoria Garnet, Eyelashes: Redgrave Natural 6

The end of the year is upon us, and the beginning of 2015 is going to be here in a blink.  With the New Year, new fashion trends will be popping up.  I am going to get more interactive with my readers--I want to hear from you!  What do you think will be upcoming fashion trends in Second Life, or in Real Life?  Do you have any aspirations for the New Year in your Second Life (or Real Life)?

Personally, I think there will be more short hairs in Second Life coming up, and as it comes to fashions, I think there will be more modernistic, if that is even a real word, look when it comes to clothes...i.e. harder lines and edges, blockier (again, I don't think this is a real word) shapes. Of course, I could be completely wrong with this, but from what I have seen towards the end of this year, the clothes look hard.  Maybe I am just seeing too many things from a handful of similar designers... Maybe I am just crazy.

As for my goals and aspirations for this upcoming year, I just want to further develop my blog and get to meeting and spending more time with friends.  I really do want to get my old love of Second Life back--where everything feels new and exciting.  I already have met a few cool people at the club I go to often The Woods; so I am halfway there!

Quick info into a few of the events which opened up last week, N'21 opened last Sunday and the outfit by Tres Blah. It is a short jumper and a jacket combo. I bought the rose gold jacket and the black jumper. I thought it was perfect for parties and clubbing.  Also at Creation.JP there is an outfit by GizzA which is the same style as their Nordic outfit from November's round of Chapter 4.  ONLY DIFFERENCE-- the presents and cute teddy bear print on the front.  So of course, I bought it.

Skin: Glam Affair December Jamaica3 @TheArcade, Hair: LeLutka Elsa, Earrings and Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Annoushka Black Diamonds Group Gift, Fingernails: Slink, Outfit: Tres Blah Lame Cropped Jacket and Ione Romper @N'21, shoes: Gos Victoria Nude, Tattoo: Joli Atma
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend, and has fun on New Year's Eve.  Be safe, be merry, and be AMAZING! Hugs and Smooches.




Sunday, December 21, 2014

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Now

Arcade opened up at Midnight on December 1st.  I know this post for the Arcade is late, but it doesn't close till the end of the month (31st to be exact), and it is perfect for getting last minute Christmas, Chanukah, and any other holiday or "just because" gifts.

Okay, so as I have mentioned before in earlier posts, and on my info page, I do enjoy gachas.  And the Arcade is really well done this round....well, it is really well done every round... BUT, it is Christmas time, and there are 25 gifts from the designers under the tree in the center of the room.  I haven't opened all my boxes, but I did open a few, and I liked them. Thank you designers! On a bit of a different note, I was excited about Zaara's Tuk-Tuks, and I got the RARE Unicorn one--so excited.

As I was looking at the guide for the Arcade this round, I noticed Birdy/Foxes has a very girly winter set out.  The Peacoat and boots come together as a common, as well as the earmuffs, scarf and necklace. The rare is the cute little kitten--well, the kitten isn't very little, but it sure isn't large.  I LOVE little attachable pets. Alchemy at the Mystical Realms Faire had the Dire Wolf Familiars... There used to be a store (it closed down due to the owner/creator having Real Life problems they needed to take care of) called Manticore which had lots of different attachable familiars, and the kitten familiar is similar in "design"....if that makes any sense.  I have another kitty familiar by Birdy/Foxes from a while ago, another Rare from a gacha a few months back.  Anyway, I have the whole set. And at first I thought the outfit could do without the kitten, and it does look great on it's own...but the kitten....oh the kitten is just so cute, and makes the whole ensemble look innocent and more girly.

Complete outfit: Birdy/Foxes Woodland Wonderland in Mint (with gray Ear Muffs and Fur Muff, pocket watch necklace, and Kitten) @The Arcade, Skin: Glam Affair December Jamaica1 @The Arcade, Hair: Splellbound SweetDreams @The Arcade, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen, Eyelashes: Redgrave 6 Natural

The hair I am wearing in the above pictures, as well as the skin, are also both from the Arcade.  The hair is by Spellbound (my first hair from this creator) and the skin is by Glam Affair--also at the Arcade.  I lucked out in getting the blonde first thing at the gacha, and the skin, well...I am the odd person who wanted to common more than the Rares.

Overall, I am very happy with all my Arcade purchases/wins.  I lucked out more in this round than I have in others. Plus I got a few awesome presents. Take some time before the end of the month and check out The Arcade.

Now is the time to enjoy a nice hot cocoa or mulled wine (if you are within legal age).  I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and any other holiday you and yours may celebrate. Hugs and Smooches~


The Arcade:

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hang a Shining Star Upon the Highest Bough

Sorry for such a late entry for the blog. Tuesday was the start of Chanukah, and the Holiday season has been crazy so far. So, this post was wonderfully done by my guest blogger Earth Tvilling...My Twin Sister!!
When asked if I would write another blog entry naturally I said yes. Though, the theme of this post should coincide with Christmas, or some type of winter-esk holiday. I had to think of something to tie the holiday season with my post. Holiday fashion maybe? Holiday decorations, perhaps? Why not Holiday parties?  Hard decisions, truly. Let me tell you a little about a fabulous holiday special while I have a coffee.

As a Second Life user, any excuse to dress up is a good one. Parties, holidays, seasons, literally anything. It’s also this time of year that advent calendars are popular. Take KittyCatS annual holiday advent calendar for example. There are many exclusive items that would help make a fabulous holiday outfit. Take mine for example in the following pictures.

There are many items to make either holiday outfits, decorations for the home, and everyday winter wear. I would highly suggest taking a look at this completely free advent calendar. The dress and jewelry are from exclusive designers and most items will only be available through this advent calendar.

There are quite a lot of nice items for folks. The dress is :::B@R::: and looks absolutely stunning while walking around. The jewelry is called Hearts of Hope by Belle Roussel for Chop Zuey. It’s quite amazing. The jewelry seems to sparkle in a natural manner, not like past ‘sparking’ jewelry with the annoying strobe light effect as I like to call it.

This outfit was mostly free from the KittyCatS advent calendar. Everything else was already in my inventory. I can think of no better way to shop for yourself for Christmas by not spending a dime.

What are some of your favorite advent calendars in SL? What about other kinds of holiday gifts by designers? Please share.

Dress: ::: B@R ::: Snow Xmass Tree Dress by June Dion for Bare Rose, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar

Makeup: #adored – cruz shadow – purple by Constance Daehlie for #adored, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar

Jewelry: Hearts of Hope Gold Necklace, Hearts of Hope Gold Charm Bracelet, Hearts of Hope Gold Earrings by Belle Roussel for Chop Zuey, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar

Hands: Elegant Avatar Enhancement Hands, by Slink

Hair: Isla by Truth

Skin: Jessica 06 (Peach Glow), by FAQ

Boots: Belt Ankle Boot, by N-Core

SURL: KittyCatS ->

Sunday, December 7, 2014

If the Fates Allow

New month, new rounds... Thank God.

Uber opened last Sunday, and the theme this month is Vogue. Let me just say, this month's round is amazing!!!!

The outfits are all classy, and all have a high fashion feel.  The hair done by Truth for this event is completely my style, long and curly.  There is a pearl necklace by Maxi Gossamer, and I am a firm believer in how every woman should have a set of pearls.  Pearls can class up any outfit--at least that is what I think.  The necklace by Maxi Gossamer has multiple strands; you can change the texture to match any outfit you have.  I love the classic white when it comes to pearls.

I ended up getting a dress by League, also classic black.  I love the wearing simple black dresses at Holiday Parties, and then pairing the dresses with colored heels.  One year I wore a black shoulder dress with silver sparkle heels (in Real Life).  A few years ago I got a lace dress and I wore it with these black/gold heels that had beading and a lot of fine detail (again, in Real Life).   The dress by League reminded me of those dresses, so I bought it and paired it with my gold/black heels.  Once the whole look was put together, I just felt my avatar looked beautiful.

Dress: League Yve Pencil Dress @Uber, Hair: Truth Vivi @Uber, Skin:  Belleza Ashley Glamour Puss, Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Wile Parisienne Pearl Color @Uber, nails: Slink Avatar Enhancement, ring: Earthstones Splendidlove, eyes: Redgrave Catgreen, Eyelashes: Redgrave 6 Natural (not shown are the shoes, but LaRoo Khloe in black)

I am so happy with this month's round of Uber.  I feel it is so much better than last month. The Designers, I feel, really captured Vogue.  The fashion is just top notch.  Everything is high fashion--and come on, who doesn't really like high fashion?

FaMESHed opened up as well earlier this week, and I almost went broke. There are lots, and I do mean lots, of dresses that are my style. Elegant, simple, all well done.  I am so excited. I bought a dress that looks great for ice-skating (but I know I can work it for clubbing and for hanging around) from Coquet, I got a sweater dress from NYU, and the sweater dress is very versatile, I think.  You can wear it like a dress, or you can wear it like a tunic.  It is long...not mini-skirt long, but like mid thigh long. So it is very classy, at least to me.

Dress: Coquet Victoria @FaMESHed, Hair: Truth Vida, Ice Skates: KH Ice skates, comes with the KH Ice Skate AO, Skin: Belleza Ashley Glamour Puss, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen, Eyelashes: Redgrave Natural
Also there is a dress by Valentina, called You Won't Forget me...and you really won't be forgotten in this dress. The scarf that goes around the top and back has a hud were you can change the transparency of the scarf to 0% transparent (so no scarf) or 100% (completely covered)...I think that was how it worked, I know when I tried the demo it was not what I thought. But I bought the dress, and I love it. I have been wearing it to The Woods.  I really like this dress. I do have the scarf a little transparent, but my hair covers everything, so I am keeping it tasteful.

Just an FYI, Truth is having a 50% off of every hair in their Mainstore from now until December 15th. So go ahead and stock up on some awesome hairs now. I just spent quite a bit of Linden on a few new hairs I had been debating on getting. So go now before the event ends.  This is quite the Holiday deal.

I hope everyone has or is in the process of getting their Winter clothes out, and their Party Dresses on.  I do love party season. Don't forget to raise your glasses and toast for good times and happy memories. Hugs and Smooches to you and yours!