With Love and Bees

Yesterday, I told you about the With Love Hunt. I have more to showww you!  This adorable kitty sweater is by mjin.boutique and another one of the wonderful items that you’ll find in the With Love Hunt!

Where is this beautiful skin from, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you! It’s Glam Affair’s Roza Honey Bee and you can find all 3 of these gorgeous makeups at Bees Through The Seasons, along with tons of other adorable bee-themed items!  Bees Through The Seasons opened November 24th and runs for a month, so go grab your Glam skin and make sure to look around because there are some realllly great things to be found! The With Love Hunt starts November 30th at 4pm SLT at Cheeky Pea (click the link for all info and a list of participating designers).

Sweater: mijn.boutique- wool blocks sweater With Love Hunt
Socks: The Seret Store- Lace Knit Socks
Shoes: Urban Bomb Unit- Porn Star Lowtops
Hair: Magika- Little
Skin: Glam Affair- Roza Honey Bee Bees Through the Seasons
Freckles: R.icielli- Freckles
Eyes: IKON- Eternal Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Poses: marukin

Baby It’s Cold Outside

GUYS! I am sorry for neglecting you so. My RL has been just NUTS lately. I think it’s finally getting back to normal again, so… let’s see if I can get back to blogging, eh?

Today’s look is a simple, fun one. I ran through Collabor88 and faMESHed and popped around to a few stores I love and threw this one together. This is an outfit I’m going to save and wear every time I feel like casual and fun are in order.   I am severely underdressed for the chilly weather at Izzie’s sim, and my nose and cheeks seem to have turned rosy! This adorable Glam Affair skin is available at Collabor88.

The pose is also at Collabor88, part of the pack by Marukin.

My sweater is by e! and can be found at faMESHed.

The jeans, hair and shoes are not new releases, but wonderful and adorable all the same.

Oh, and can we take a second to notice that I’m seriously addicted to the dips at Magika? I may need to find a 12 step program.

One last thing- check out these IKON Eternal Eyes. They’re so lovely and clear… I keep camming myself and getting a little hypnotized. 

Ready? Set. SHOP!

Top: e! Eclectic Apparel- Brooklyn Sweater faMESHed
Jeans: Maitreya- Zipper Skinny Jeans
Shoes: Tee*fy- Callia’s Soft Leather SImple Flats
Hair: Magika- Little
Skin: Glam Affair- Roza- Brr & Etci 04 Collabor88
Freckles: R.icielli- Freckles
Eyes: IKON- Eternal Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner: cheLLe- French New Wave Eyeliner
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Pose: Marukin Collabor88
Location: Izzie’s

SO Much Newness!

Hey guys! I have some fun stuff to show you! How about I start at the top and work my way down?

In my last post, I mentioned that Magika had released new hairs. This is another of those fantastic hairs, called Yesterday. As with the other hair, i got the dips pack. It’s so fun to play with the colors and see what combinations go with different outfits!

Next, check out this lovely skin. This is Roza Basic by Glam affair. I know a ton of people have been really hoping that this skin would be released in a full pack after a few versions had been at events such as Collabor88. Roza Basic comes in 6 tones and each tone has a clean version as well as four makeup options. I am wearing the Europa tone which is one step lighter than the America tone I had been wearing of Lilith. I feel like it’s softer and more appropriate for fall since my RL summer tan is fading and I suppose my SL one should, too. These R.icielli freckles really work well with this tone and add to the soft look as well. If you’re curious about the other tones for Roza Basic, Willow Zander did a great post showing them all and the included makeups, so go check it out!

On to the rest of the outfit:

How many more warm days will we have left to wear fun floral tops before they have to get packed away in favor of warmer clothes? It’s wonderful that the weather is still warm enough in RL for me to not feel weird wearing short sleeves in SL. Soon enough, it’ll be all sweaters and jackets and long underwear.  This is an older top from The Secret Store and is made of system clothing layers and sculpts, but since it’s done well I am happy to continue wearing it! You also can’t beat the ability to re-position something or re-size it here or there. That is one area rigged mesh has a disadvantage in.

Speaking of rigged mesh, however, the advantage is in the smooth, well fitting, beautifully textured items such as these NEW Rise Skinny Jeans (also from The Secret Store). They come in blue denim, which I’m sporting here, light denim, grey denim and black denim. Also available are fun bright colors: apricot, mint, lavender, and candy!

My shoes are from Tee*fy. It was seriously hard to decide which color to buy because every version of these is adorable. I might end up going back and getting the fatpack, or at least one or two of the other colors.

The pose is another from the [flambe] pack by Marukin, available at Collabor88.

OH! Are you aware of Tee*fy and LaViere being in a temporary location? They’re actually right next to The Secret Store right now. Here is a good spot in between all stores! (If you tp and don’t see the stores there, remember: temporary. Search is your friend.)

Top: The Secret Store- Puffy Blouse
Jeans: The Secret Store- Rise Skinny Jeans NEW
Shoes: Tee*fy- Astra Wedges
Hair: Magika- Yesterday NEW
Skin: Glam Affair- Roza Basic NEW
Freckles: R.icielli- Freckles
Eyeliner: CheLLe- French New Wave
Eyes: Mayfly- Liquid Light Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Shape: Mine
Pose: Marukin ( NEW pose pack @ Collabor88)

Stuck on You

Do you ever put an outfit together and never want to take it off? It just feels right. For me, this outfit is just the right amount of sexy and classy and fun. I have seriously been wearing it inworld for like 4 days now, which is insane for me. I usually change clothes multiple times a day.

You may have noticed from the past few posts that I have changed skins.  I’ve been kind of in a funk lately, and what better way to break a funk than by making a dramatic change!? I have always really like Mother Goose’s skins but I’d never been quite sure if I could pull one off. All that changed when I demo’d this skin. I fell in love instantly. It is very different from my usual, but still feels like me. I am very happy with it. The only thing I’d mention on the negative side is that some of the body detail is not my favorite, like the hipbones are a little too defined and the shading on the butt is a little odd, but I’m not naked in SL enough for that to deter me. The face and collarbone are usually the big selling points for me in a skin, and this one really hits the mark. I added R.icielli’s freckles over top to complete the look and I cannot stop camming myself. Yeah, I’m one of those.

On to the hair. Magika has released three, yes THREE gorgeous new hairs. They are called Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. I got the dipped color palette for the first time and ugh, I cannot tell you how much I love them without sounding like a complete crazy person. If you can try these hairs on and not want to buy every single one, I don’t even know what to say to you.

I found these jeans while on Marketplace, searching for a pair of mesh skinny jeans that I don’t see everyone and their mother wearing. I had never heard of Etchaflesh, but I hopped over to the inworld store and demo’d. I really really like these jeans a lot. They fit great, the texture is really well done, and my ass looks fabulous. What more could you want?

Last but certainly not least, I almost always pick up the Marukin pose packs at Collabor88, and if you do any type of SL photography, you should too. The poses are always really nice, and since it’s Collabor88, they’re discounted!

See why I never want to take this off? Thank goodness you can’t smell your av in SL because mine might be a little ripe.

Jacket: Toki Doki- Floral Blazer
Bandeau: Mon Tissu- Lycia Lace Bandeau Bra
Jeans: Etchaflesh- Basic Skinny Jeans
Shoes: N-Core- Coquette
Necklace: LaGyo- Alice Necklace
Ring: sMoov- Classiqa Piano Ring (on Marketplace)
Hair: Magika- Tomorrow NEW
Skin: Mother Goose’s- Abbey
Freckles: R.icielli- Freckles
Eyeliner: CheLLe- French New Wave
Eyes: Mayfly- Liquid Light Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Shape: Mine
Pose: Marukin ( NEW pose pack @ Collabor88)

Some music to make you smile:

Sweet Disposition

I have a secret.

Ok, no I don’t… well, I do have secrets but I’m not telling you those. The secret I’m talking about is The Secret Store, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite stores in SL. This store has both non mesh clothes and an increasing number of mesh items. I love the sweet, fun style and shopping there makes me feel like I am in on some SL fashion secret.

The newest release from The Secret Store is this adorable mesh mini skirt. It comes in seven solids, seven different color versions of the bird print version pictured below, and three other cute fabrics. The bow belt is also its own attachment, so you can wear the skirt with or without!

I also must mention these shoes from Ingenue. Just look at them. So cute. They’re available in tons of colors at Collabor88 this month.

This photo was taken on Cupcake Sim which is seriously one of the cutest places on the grid, and a fabulous place to go shopping because there are about a zillion wonderful stores represented there. That’s where I found this fun ruffly shirt from Kyoko Couture. If you’ve never been there or it’s been a while, you really should go check it out.

So, is your list full enough for now? I hope so! Have fun shopping!

Top: Kyoko Couture- No.61[FairBiancaBlouse]
Skirt: The Secret Store- Mini NEW
Shoes: Ingenue- Cindy Collabor88
Hair: [elikatira]- With
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Freckles: ..:: s t u d i o D.::..- Freckles (on Marketplace)
Eyeliner- CheLLe- French New Wave
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine
Pose: Marukin
Location: Cupcake Sim

Cracked Mirror @ Dead Cool

Hey guys! If you’re like me, you love Halloween. If you’re not like me… well, it’s possible you still like Halloween. Either way, there’s an event going on until October 31 called Dead Cool. It has a ton of really neat Halloween stuff available from some fabulous designers. Check out the website for all the info!

I want to show you the shirts that Cracked Mirror made for the event (bonus points if you can guess which is my favorite)!

Ok, it was a trick question- I love them all. BUT the moth one especially struck my fancy because Silence of the Lambs is one of my favorite movies ever, so… if you guessed that one, then you get bonus points!

ALSO, the pigtails that I’m wearing are a new release from Wasabi Pills, now available only at faMESHed! I’ll be showing you more items from that event soon!

Shirts: Cracked Mirror- Halloween Tees
Skirt: Happy Undead- Mini Skirt (from Summer Harvest Hunt)
Pants: Cracked Mirror- Mambo Jeans
Ponytail: Wasabi Pills- Megan
Pigtails: Wasabi Pills- Izumi
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner- CheLLe- French New Wave
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine
Poses: Marukin

Raid Your Closet Challenge- Look 1

Hey! I am happy to tell you about a new blogger challenge for October! The Raid Your Closet Challenge is going to be really fun for me, AND help me stay to my newly revised SL budget! Yay!

The challenge is to make looks using things that were already in our inventories as of September 30. This means that we can’t buy ANYTHING new for these looks. We also have to use different items for every look, with a few exceptions like skin, eyes, shape… the basics. My exceptions will be the things that are the same for me in every post- eyes, lashes, skin, nails, shape.

This Challenge was proposed by Lucie Bluebird (follow link to her blog), but you can find the challenge details on [SL] Blogger Support.

I thought I’d start with a really basic look today, using some things that I’ve blogged before and still really love. It’s a great “just rolled out of bed” look, which pretty much illustrates how I’m feeling today. The setting is my home, my room, and after I post this, I miiight be crawling right back into that comfy bed with a good book and relaxing a little while longer. Anyone want to bring me some coffee?

 

Find more looks in the Raid Your Closet Challenge Flickr Group, and stay tuned every Monday for a new RYCC look from me!

Sweatshirt: Izzie’s- Off Shoulder Top
Feet: Slink- Womens Natural Barefeet
Hair: Burley- Julia
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner- CheLLe- French New Wave
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine
Pose: Marukin

Mon Tissu Blogger Search- My Entry

Hey! So, I know I already posted today, but this is a special post! Mon Tissu is having a blogger search and I’ve decided to throw my hat into the ring. I mean, why not give it a go? The possibility of blogging for one of my favorite stores on the grid narrowly outweighs my feelings of insecurity and my nerves… and… is it hot in here?

ANYWAYS, the rules are that I have to take a photo and write a paragraph, similar to my normal blog posts. So, I’ll ramble a little then show you what I chose to wear, ok? Ok!

Can you believe that just last year around this time, mesh was barely being used? The jacket and scarf I am wearing are beautiful and cozy but completely sculpty attachments and clothing layers. For you mesh holdouts, I’m not too worried about you guys finding lovely fall and winter wear. While Mon Tissu’s mesh offerings are AMAZING, their earlier items are just as beautiful and I’m not at all ashamed to run around in non-mesh items when they’re this high quality. The shoes I’m wearing ARE mesh, but not rigged. This means you can still reposition them and all that, they’re just much more detailed than, say, sculpted prims.

You’ve maybe seen me blog these Jane jeans 1000 times, and they *are* mesh, and wonderful and they fit perfectly, and… just go fatpack them, ok?

My earlier post photo was taken at Izzie’s and so is this one. I cannot stay away from this sim right now. Go check it out. If you see me there, say, “Hi!”

Jacket: Mon Tissu- Wool Blend Jacket
Scarf: Mon Tissu- Infinity Scarf
Jeans: Jane- sweet n low jeans
Shoes: Mon Tissu- Sloane Pumps
Ring: Shakeup!- Vintage Ring The Arcade
Hair: Magika- Tendency
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner- CheLLe- French New Wave
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine
Pose: Marukin
Location: Izzie’s

Lilith by Glam Affair

So, I already have a post scheduled for today, but I can’t NOT show you this skin. I am absolutely floored and  HONORED that I was given this preview. As you may have guessed by my constant wearing of them, Glam Affair skins are my favorite. They are so well made, so beautifully done, and they are just right for the look I try to achieve for my avatar. I know that everyone has their favorite skin brands. GA is mine, for sure. All that being said, I have been stuck on Giselle for months now. I just LOVE everything about her. I have tried Mia and Cassiopea and Roza, and they have all been very beautiful but I have not been able to let go of Giselle. Until now.

Lilith, the new release from Glam Affair is… ridiculous. I am SO EXCITED. It is just gorgeous. Because I suck at words, let me show you.

The tones- Arctic, Europa, America, Jamaica, India, & Africa (click to view larger)

The makeups-

SO! Keep your eye out for the release and go try it on! I can’t wait to see everyone in this lovely new skin!!

Hair: Elikatira- Away
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith NEW!
Shape: Mine
Poses: Marukin (top) & Don’t Freak Out! (bottom)