Thursday, March 24, 2016

Shikanji for Your Holi!

Good bye Winter, and Hello Spring! I don't have much to post, just wanted to wish all my lovely Tea Readers a Happy Holi! May your Spring be full of color and love!

Shirt: Beautiful Dirty Rich Colorful Life, Hair: Exile Wink Rare Secret Colors @TheArcade, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Eyebrows: Oleander! Jelly Baby Eyebrows Glitter @TheArcade, Necklace: [UN] Keycontrol Necklace Black Blogger, Skin: Glam Affair AmberlyII, Color Tattoo: Beautiful Dirty Rich Colorful Life Full Body, Slink Hands, Whatever Fang Mesh Teeth

Stay safe, enjoy the rest of your week, and remember... You are all wonderful! You bring lots of color into my life and the world around you!!! Stay gorgeous! Hugs and Smooches~

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Let's Drink Tea in the Secret Garden

Hey everyone! I am back from my vacation, and let's just say I am already planning another. Who doesn't like spending time on white sandy beaches and watching dolphins play all day long? Or fishing! UGH, I didn't have enough time to actually fish this vacation, so the next one I am going to have to just spend the whole time fishing. Get my quota in. I know this post is way overdue, but you still have some time to visit Collabor88 before April 7th. March's theme is Secret Garden.

Outfit: Zaara Ekanta Jumpsuit @Collabor88, Hedgehog: Birdy Hoggy Ginge @Collabor88, Rings: Yummy Flower Rings @Collabor88, Hair: Doe Byrdie Roses @Collabor88, Body: Maitreya Lara Mesh Body, Skin: Glam Affair Katra Ballerina, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes

I loved watching the movie The Secret Garden when I was little, and I loved it so much I read the book. Beautiful. It is what got me into working outside and gardening. I didn't know what the theme was going to be this round until right when it opened. I was shocked and awed for sure. I did get a little Linden$ crazy, but I stayed within my budget! Most important.

My favorite and cutest purchase is by Birdy, and it's a cute holdable hedgehog named Hoggy. I have named mine Hans. The hedgehog is cute and cuddley and I love him. When I saw him I thought of the old story about Hans the Hedgehog. I remember watching the old Jim Henson show The Storyteller and this was one of the episodes. It was a bout a boy who was born and looked like a hedgehog, and ran off and, long story short, ended up marrying a princess and turning into a handsome man. While this hedgehog doesn't turn into a prince or into anything, he is super adorable.

Zaara has a cute jumpsuit out called Ekanta, and I had to buy the fatpack. At only 888L$ for 8 different colors, that is a steal! If you don't want the fatpack, it is 288L per jumpsuit. It fits Maitreya Lara Mesh Body only, so beware of that. The jumpsuits are simple and cute, and can be worn with practically anything in my opinion. Love them.

Dress: The Secret Store Maggie Silky Dress @Collabor88, Shoes: The Secret Store Boudoir Slippers [not shown] @Collabor88, Hair: NEW TRUTH Arabella, Necklace: Yummy Victorian Garden Key Silver @Collabor88, Skin: Glam Affair Marta Jamaica, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Slink Hands and Feet

The Secret Store has a cute dress/teddy with cute slippers with pom-poms on the toes. I really liked the shoes, but I just felt the little silk dress was a must. I think it would look a bit edgy with a cropped leather jacket. I have the dress right now with no accessories because I want to find the perfect jacket for it, or a nice knit sweater. So this dress right now is "to be continued" in my inventory.

Dress: Pixicat Delicate Dress @Collabor88, Hair: Little Bones Centerfold @Collabor88, Necklace: Yummy Victorian Garden Key Silver @Collabor88, Shoes: The Secret Store Boudoir Slippers @Collabor88, Skin: Glam affair Marta Jamaica, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Slink hands and feet

Pixicat also has a cute delicate looking dress, and the name for it really fits it, Delicate. It is little, it is lacey, and it just is precious. I also LOVE this dress by Nylon Outfitters called "Secret Garden Dress". The dress is a light, it looks classy, and it has Maitreya appliers for it as well as layers for the classic avatar. I find myself going between my Maitreya body and my classic body a lot.

There are also a lot of really cute hair styles for the ladies to try out. Doe has a really cute simple do, and so does Little Bones and Exile. Doe and Exile have floral options. While Doe you can color change the roses, with Exile the daisies stay the same color, white. Not a bad thing, just it would be nice to color change them.

Dress: Nylon Outfitters Secret Garden Dress @Collabor88, Necklace: Yummy Victorian Garden Key Silver @Collabor88, Hair: Exile Coming up Daisies @Collabor88, Shoes: The Secret Store Boudoir Slippers @Collabor88, Skin: Glam Affair Marta Jamaica, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Slink Hands and Feet

I hope everyone has a great week! And I hope you all get to check out Collabor88's Secret Garden before April 6th. April 6th is the last day this round will be open, and Collabor88 will be setting up for their new round on April 7th. Stay awesome Tea Readers! Hugs and Smooches!



Saturday, March 12, 2016

Pick Your Leaves for a Perfect Blend

Hello my wonderful Tea Readers! I have made it safely to my vacation destination, and have promptly been soaking up as much sunshine as I possibly can. It was a LONG drive, but I made it! Yay! Enough about me, I know you want to know about the Arcade.

Dress: Pixicat Karma nr1 @TheArcade, Hair: Oleander Chanmi @TheArcade, Familiar: Birdy Magical Menagerie Griffon, Freckles: Stellar Rainbow freckles, Eyebrows: Oleander Jelly Baby Eyebrows with  Eyebrow Glitter @TheArcade, Skin: Glam Affair Katra, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Maitreya Lara Mesh Body

The Arcade opened on March 1st with what seems like a million creators. I don't know how many creators usually participate, but this round has 99 vendors and it seems massive. My list had a lot more items than normal. I did things a little different this time....and by little I mean A LOT. I actually bought all my items from yardsales. I didn't even go into the event itself. I had liked a link on plurk for places doing yardsales (yardsales are places people sell their extra gacha items) for this round of The Arcade, and I just teleported and "Area Searched". It took me a while, but I found everything I wanted. And I know I saved more Linden shopping this way. I even bought a few Rares for a decent amount! I was ecstatic.

Birdy was the first on my list with the cute menagerie animals. I really wanted the gryphon, and it took me a while to find one at the yardsales, but I found one. And I love him. And I have named him Phillip. He is mine. It comes with a familiar to hold, a collectors card for the free book you can get at the actual Arcade, and a decorative figurine to put in a cabinet or to set out as, you guessed it, decor. There are owls, sheep, dragons, the gryphons, and a phoenix. I really did like the gryphon, but all the animals are adorable. And everyone knows I am a sucker for cute companions/familiars. Which brings me to Pixicat.

Dress: Pixicat Karma nr2 @TheArcade, Hair: Exile Wink @TheArcade, Familiar: Pixicat Karma Elephant Companion Rare @TheArcade, Necklace: Reverie Box of Charms Victorian Heiress Rare @TheArcade, Freckles: Stellar Rainbow freckles, Eyebrows: Oleander Jelly Baby Eyebrows with  Eyebrow Glitter @TheArcade, Skin: Glam Affair Katra, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Slink Hands and Feet

Pixicat had a fun gacha out this round. The gacha is called Karma, and there are short and long dresses which have a Moroccan pattern. There are some cute elephant figures, and a Rare companion. The elephants come in black and colored. The colored elephants remind me of the painted elephants in India. Super cute, and super little. I bought the Rare elephant companion, and it is just too cute having a painted elephant follow you around everywhere.

Jian has a fun release which brought me back to my nerdy childhood. DINOSAURS. I remember watching dinosaur documentaries and shows when I was little. And my twin sister and I would just be engrossed with the tv. It was an easy way for our parents to get us to calm down and sit still for a while. Anyway, when I saw the previews for Jian's dinosaurs I knew I had to get a few. She even named them after The Land Before Time! Adorable!! These dinos are not your normal familiars or companions-you actually ride they are mounts. Even the pterodactyl flies! Like REALLY flies. I don't think it would matter which one you win/buy, I am sure you will like it!

Look at those Glittery Eyebrows! Gorgeous~

Oleander is out for the Arcade with a simple hairstyle. The hair is down, long, and has two small braids going partially down the sides. What is really cute about Oleander's gacha is the glitter eyebrows. I LOVE THEM! The eyebrows come in basic colors (black, brown, blonde, red, and a tintable), but the glitter add-ons. UGH! SO AWESOME. I love anything with glitter so these are just wonderful. I have tried the glitter add-on with my normal brows and they work just fine, be sure to try them out. Super cute.

So hopefully you will be able to get into the Arcade pretty easily since it has been open for a bit. If you don't want to risk spending a lot and are willing to "hunt" for the item you want, I recommend going to yardsales. I will post some links down below. Good Luck Tea Readers. May the Gacha Odds be forever in your favor~


The Arcade

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Add Milk for a More Ethereal Taste

Happy Sunday everyone! This past week, again, has been super busy for me. Luckily my vacation starts in a few days. I will finally be able to get a lot of rest and relaxation done! HURRAY! On with this week's post.

Uber opened the end of February with the theme of Ethereal, and let's just say I went crazy. So many gorgeous things. I really did like quite a few outfits and pieces. I am so happy with this round, especially since the last few events haven't really inspired my muse. The creators have ignited my inspiration with their items this time. Let's start with my favorites...

Dress: Just Because Kimbra Gown @Uber, Hair: NEW TRUTH Polilla @Uber, Skin: Glam Affair Katra Ballerina, Freckles: Stellar Rainbow Freckles, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Body: Maitreya Lara Mesh Body, Whatever Fang Mesh Teeth

Just Because has a GORGEOUS gown out for the event. The gown is called Kimbra, and it reminds me of a gown an angel would wear--not quite a dress, not quite a toga. There are two parts to the gown, the gown itself and then the optional train. Trust are going to want to wear the train. The dress has some sequins beading in the bust traveling down the gown, to give it a bit more dimension. It is very important to note this dress is for MESH BODIES ONLY. There are no standard sizes for the classic avatar. So make sure you have a body, AND YOU DEMO BEFORE YOU BUY!

Dress: ISON Ethereal Gown @Uber, Hair: NEW TRUTH Polilla @Uber, Ring: Ariskea Poetric Women Wedding Ring, Wings: Evermore Tenshi no Tsubasa Shiro @SaNaRae, Skin: Glam Affair Katra Ballerina, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Slink Hands and Feet, Whatever Fang Mesh Teeth

ISON also has a gown out with reminded me briefly of the gown released for Collabor88 back in August. This gown has a lacy bodice which then gives way to a sheer bottom overlay. Simple, pretty, and adds a bit of classic look to your evening wear. I thought the gown looks great paired with Truth's new hair called Polilla (which can also be found at the event). The hair does come with optional moth and headband add-ons. I prefer the hair without the add-ons for this outfit, but I do like the moth concept itself. Adds a bit of mystic I think to the hairstyle.

Outfit: Kitja Ethe @Uber, Hair: NEW TRUTH Polilla @Uber, Earrings: Maxi Gossamer SOlaris Pearls, Nosering: Maxi Gossamer Maharani, Tikka: Maxi Gossamer Maharani, Necklace: Zaara Atiriya Stone Necklace, Shoes: Pure Poison WIngs Pump @Uber, Skin: Glam Affair Katra Ballerina, Freckles: Stellar Rainbow Freckles, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Body: Maitreya Lara Mesh Body, Whatever Fang Mesh Teeth

Kitja has a cute and more modern outfit. A lace skirt and a loose blouse combo which to me looks very chic and simple. I like this outfit a lot, and I think it is probably my favorite purchase from Uber. You can pick your own color combination, and again like with the Just Because gown, this outfit is for MESH BODY wearers. No standard sizes are included. Please Demo before you buy.

That's it for this week. Hopefully I get to where I am going on vacation and will be able to post something for the Arcade next Sunday. Hey, who knows...I might even post right before I leave. Lots of love to you all! Hugs and Smooches Tea Readers! XOXO