Sparkle

Quick post today. Ok, go read about this. Now, if you join the group, you’ll get lots of fancy pretty things. One of the fancy pretty things this go ’round is this LOVELY top from Cracked Mirror. IF you are not into the whole box thing, you can still get the top at the mainstore! Who doesn’t need more sparkles and sequins?

Top: Cracked Mirror- Sequin Top
Pants: JANE- Sweet n low jeans
Makeup: cheLLe- (eyeliner) French New Wave
Nails: Sexy Mamas- Sculpted Prim Nails
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eye Set/Hazels
Hair: [elikatira]- Sparrow (Hair Fair)
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: Magnifique
Location: The Pixel Bean

Love & Basketball @ Fluid

A new rotation has started at Fluid! The theme is sports, and there are some great poses to be had! This one is called Love & Basketball and is from Y’s Art & Poses. This rotation will be out until July 31, so make sure you go check it out. You can see more previews on The Ego Co. blog.

Thank you to Poison Placebo of This Charming Man for helping me out with this pose!

What I’m wearing:
Outfit: Eclectic Apparel- e! Track Outfit
Nails: Sexy Mamas- Sculpted Prim Nails
Hair: [elikatira]- Balance (Available at Hair Fair)
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: Y’s Art & Poses (Fluid)

Hair Fair Preeevs & FLF!

Guys. Guys. Hey guys… guys. Are you listening? Lean in reeeeeally close, this is important…

HAIR FAIR STARTS TOMORROW!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!! AND I HAVE PREVIEWS FOR YOUUUU!!!

Oh, and today is Fifty Linden Friday. Can there be anything better? No, I didn’t think so. Don’t argue with me.

Alright, so this is a great low lag outfit to wear to hair fair tomorrow, ok? Fri.day and Surf Couture both released system clothing for FLF. I know, I know, it’s not mesh… BUT they’re still REALLLY cute.

SO, ready to talk about Hair Fair stuff? I grabbed about 150 demos today and I’m waiting for a feeeeew more designers to set up their booths *ahem* so I can give them the rest of my money. Wanna see some of the pretty hairs I ended up with today??

From Clawtooth- Serendipity:

From Exile- Crush (can be worn with or without hairband):

From Wasabi Pills- Ichigo (hair band is dual color and color change):

From Alice Project- Kumi

I realize I’m writing like a hyper child on caffeine and chocolate right now, but it’s just because I’m really very very excited, and I really really hope you are, too. SO, go buy pretty things at FLF (previews of all available items here) and then slap on your least laggy outfit and head to Hair Fair tomorrow! A crafty blogger even posted a list of every SLURL for every booth at Hair Fair. I can’t promise you won’t get redirected to the main gates when you tp in, but at least you can plug the SLURL in the map and get a beacon and follow it to your favorite store’s booth.

Shirt: fri.day- Ballet.Tee (Fifty Linden Friday)
Shorts: Surf Couture- Beachgeass Cutoffs (Fifty Linden Friday)
Makeup: cheLLe- (eyeliner) French New Wave
Nails: Sexy Mamas- Sculpted Prim Nails
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eye Set/Hazels
Hairs: credited above each photo
Feet: Slink- Womens Natural Barefeet (mesh rigged)
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Poses: marukin (July Collabor88)

 

Collabor88 Happiness

Hey guys, just a quick one today. As usual, Collabor88 is amazing. This month has a lovely muted palette. It’s very sandy and beachy and… makes me smile. You should really go check it out. There is also some great furniture and poses and an AMAZING Barnesworth Anubis skybox. Why are you still here? GO!

Shirt: Whippet & Buck- Sand Island Camisole (Collabor88)
Pants: JANE- sweet n low jeans
Necklace: (Yummy)- Sea Trinkets Charm Necklace (Collabor88)
Makeup: cheLLe- (eyeliner) French New Wave
Nails: Sexy Mamas- Sculpted Prim Nails
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eye Set/Hazels
Hair: Magika- Capture
Shoes: .::PiCHi::.- LOVE PARIS Heels
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Poses: marukin (Collabor88)

Ooh, and it’s my 100th post! *throws confetti*

Zombieeessss!!! AHHHHH!

Oh wait, it’s just ZombiePopcorn Brand, and there’s a new rotation out! You can find a bunch of item previews from lots of really talented bloggers on the ZombiePopcorn website. My very favorite things from this rotation are definitely these mesh strapless sundresses from Paper.Doll. The textures are really pretty, and they fit just right. This rotation will be available until July 21st, so make sure you go check it out!

There are two colors available, and I strongly recommend getting both.

Dress(es): Paper.Doll- Strapless Sundress (ZombiePopcorn Brand)
Nails: Sexy Mamas- Sculpted Prim Nails
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eye Set/Hazels
Hair: !lamb- Our Deal
Shoes: .::PiCHi::.- LOVE PARIS Heels
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Poses: fri.day

My Digits!

Last year, when Strawberry Singh wrote a post asking everyone about their digits, I was not a blogger. THIS year, the topic is not only digits, but how mesh has affected your digits! See her post for all the details if you want to participate. Also, check out the Digits Flickr Group. It’s so cool to see how, even after mesh, we are all SO different! Ok, sick of my rambling? I’ll show you my digits.

Miss Berry also included questions with the challenge this year, and I think it’s some great stuff to talk about. Here we go!

1. How has the introduction of mesh affected your SL, if at all? Are you open to wearing mesh often or do you still shy away from it?

I have to say that mesh, in all its forms, has enhanced my SL. The clothing, hair, buildings, objects (that are well done)… are so beautiful. Mesh has opened a whole new realm of possibility. Learning about mesh and shapes and design and stuff has also made me more knowledgeable about SL in general. While I still see lots of room for improvement, I am confident that mesh will just get better and better and enhance SL more and more.

2. Have you changed your shape to fit into mesh? If so, did you go bigger or smaller?

I actually did a post on this a while ago. Basically, changing my shape for mesh was a big decision for me. After I did it, though, I realized it wasn’t such a big deal. I don’t define myself by my avatar’s boob or butt size. I have a ceratin “look” that I go for, and I have learned how to work within the parameters of standard sizing to make that look happen. I have learned a LOT more about shape making and how the different sliders affect the look of our avatars. I ended up having to go bigger in some places and smaller in others, but I am still very happy with the way she looks. I have always considered my avatar a work in progress, and I continually redefine her look, whether it be through skin or shape changes… so, to me, this has all just been another opportunity to improve and learn and update and experiment.

3. Do you think the mesh deformer will resolve a lot of the issues people seem to have with mesh and will it encourage you to wear mesh more often, if you don’t already?

I don’t know a ton about the deformer, but I truly hope they can find a way to make it work. It is a fabulous concept, and I really hope the execution is just as great. I have low confidence that it will come about and work well anytime soon, but I think they will get it together eventually. It seems to me that there are so many smart and talented people in SL that nothing is impossible. I’d love to see mesh work for everyone, not just those of us who are willing to change.

Thank you, Strawberry Singh, for the fun and thought provoking challenge!

Bikini: Artilleri- Annalee bikini
Nails: Sexy Mamas- Sculpted Prim Nails
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eye Set/Hazels
Hair: [elikatira]- Away
Feet: Slink- Womens Natural Barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: !bang
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FaMESHed

It’s a new month, and you know what that means! All of the awesome monthly events start over! This month’s FaMESHed is super fun and summery! I grabbed this Wasabi Pills hair and coldLogic top and paired them with the new mesh shorts that are out now at Mon Tissu. Now, who wants to go to the beach!?

Top: coldLogic- swift (FaMESHed)
Shorts: Mon Tissu- Hanalei Shorts
Nails: Sexy Mamas- Sculpted Prim Nails
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eye Set/Hazels
Hair: Wasabi Pills- Megan (FaMESHed)
Feet: Slink- Womens Natural Barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: fri.day

fri.day mesh!

You know what store I really like? fri.day. In the days before mesh, I shopped at fri.day ALL OF THE TIME. They have everything you’d ever need for a basic, classy, cute wardrobe- sweaters, tshirts, camis, jeans, shoes, cute little dresses and rompers, accessories… they even have hairs and poses! One of the things I always LOVED about fri.day was that every item, whether system clothes or prims- every single item of clothing- has a demo. I wish every store in SL would take the time to do this. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought something and put it on and never worn it because there is something funky about it you couldn’t see in the ad photo. In cases like that, I usually don’t go back to that store ever for fear of wasting more $L on stuff that won’t work out. fri.day has retained my loyal patronage because of their quality items and their DEMOS. I have tried on lots of their stuff, bought some, not bought others… but I know I can always trust that what I do buy will fit just right and look great because I could try it on first!

Ok, so anyways, ever since mesh arrived on the scene I have been waiting and wondering when fri.day will jump aboard the mesh train. I still wear a lot of system and primmy clothes, but mesh has definitely taken over my wardrobe in a big way. For a little while, I was afraid fri.day might not get into mesh and just fade away. Thankfully, this is not the case. fri.day has recently come out with a few mesh items and I cannot wait to see more! You can check out the fri.day blog for more news and information. I am so excited that an old favorite is keeping up with the changes in SL and bound to become a new favorite all over again!

Top: fri.day- soft cami
Shorts: Mon Tissu- Cuffed Denim Shorts
Nails: Sexy Mamas- Sculpted Prim Nails
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eye Set/Hazels
Hair: vive9- Poland Highlander Bun
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: fri.day
Location: Artilleri

.evolve. for TOSL 2nd Birthday Hunt

I really like this cute bag from .evolve., and it’s one of the fabulous hunt gifts for the TOSL 2nd Birthday. It’s mesh, and comes in a rigged and non-rigged version. It also includes an animation that moves your hand onto the strap. I don’t usually carry bags in SL (I don’t even like to carry them in RL much) but for those of you who like the look of a bag to accessorize and outfit- this is definitely a good one.

See this link for more hunt info, this link for a list of participating stores, and this link for hints! Keep hunting, everyone, and don’t forget you have until July 15th! If you want to see some of the other items I’ve shared from the hunt, you can find them in my previous posts on the right hand side of the page.

Top: Artilleri- darla top
Shorts: Mon Tissu- Cuffed Denim Shorts
Bag: .evolve.- hodgepodge.satchel (TOSL Hunt)
Necklace: Mon Tissu- Floral Disc Pendant
Feet: Slink Womens Natural Barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
Nails: Sexy Mamas- Sculpted Prim Nails
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyes: MONS- Shocking Eyes
Hair: Wasabi Pills- Alice
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: !bang
Location: The Pixel Bean