May 31, 2012

PeKaS

Subscribe members were sent this disco night outfit for the gals for June.  The guys received a gift as well. 



Other credits:
Skin:  Cupcakes Abigail Rich Night
Eyes:  IKON Sunrise Eggplant Pale
Makeup:  Gothica (eyes and lips)
Hair:  MADesigns Akami Fierce Red
Nails:  Candy Nail Raindrop Rainbow
Shoes:  Athor Roxy 2 Cow
Pose by tram




May 30, 2012

Candy Nail

I love Candy Nail nails.  They are one of the best fitting nails in SL.  A new group gift is out called Raindrop Rainbow.  Also, there is a new lucky board with Raindrop Green. 




May 29, 2012

Gizza

Hey everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend, a long one if you had some time off for Memorial Day!  The June group gift from Gizza is out and it is breathtaking.  I love purples and lavendars, they are my favorite colors so this may be my favorite from them yet!


Other credits:

Hair:  A&A Artemis blackberry with auburn highlights

Necklace and earrings:  Purple Moon (former hunt items) Cubics II

Eyes:  ID Reflections

Eyelashes:  Avoki long curl 02

Pose by wetcat




May 24, 2012

Tips and Tricks - the end

Categorizing by designer
I have a folder in my inventory called "Body Parts".  Essentially, this is everything that is not considered clothing or accessories (such as shoes, jewelry, etc.).  Then I have sub folders named skins, shapes, hair, eyes, eyelashes, nails, makeup, and tattoos.  What I like to do is file those items in each sub folder by designer.  I have a tendency to remember what the item looks like if I have it filed this way. 

Editing Items
If you have been in SL long enough, you know it is extremely important that if you are going to edit an item (one that can be modified), you must first make a copy so if you mess up, you still have your original.  Then you can edit away!!

Gloves for nails to match skin tone
If you have several skins, such as I do in varying tones, and also wear prim nails, you know it is very important to get the "glove" to match your skin tone or your fingers look funny.  What I do is once I have the glove matched to my skin tone, then I make a copy of the glove and put in the folder with the skin that I am wearing.  That way, the next time I wear that skin with my prim nails, I don't have to search for a glove to match!

One last thing.  If you like to take photos for profile pictures or if you blog, I highly recommend you get the Anypose Expression, which can be very useful in your photos.  This is a hud which allows your eyes to "look" several different angles.  Plus it has other facial and hand expressions to use as well.  This is free on the Marketplace.  I use this constantly in my photos as I like looking directly at the camera at times. 

Anypose Expression

These tips and tricks are just things that make life easier for me in SL.  Hope they help you as well!











Adorkable Poses

I love this pose pack and you can get it free from Adorkable Poses.  It is mainly for bloggers, but anyone can get it.  Plus, you get a bubble you wear overhead and can change what you are saying to 18 different thoughts.  I decided to have some fun and play around with my photo editing program.




May 21, 2012

Tips and tricks that make my life easier in SL - #1

I decided I wanted to share with you a few tips and tricks that make it so much easier for me in Second Life.  In order for this post not to be pages and pages long, I am going to break it up into several posts so you won't get bored reading so much.  Quite frankly, if I have to read a lot in a post, I get side tracked and bored and don't want to read all the way to the end.  I think one can say a lot with few words. 

First, let's start with inventory.  Do you have a clue what your hairstyles, outfits, shoes, etc. look like in your inventory?  If you do, then you have a photographic memory (I do too, I just don't have any film!!).  Well, a friend of mine (who is no longer in SL these days) thought of a simple way to keep track of all that.  We started doing this shortly after we got in SL almost three years ago and believe me, this has saved me.  It is very simple -- all you do is take photos of items you get and save to your computer!  I had someone tell me well that would cost a lot of Lindens and I told them, you are not saving as textures or photos, you are saving to your computer so it doesn't cost you a thing (unless you don't have much space on your hard drive.) 

First, I created a folder on my computer called Second Life, and from there, may subfolders.  I have the same folders in SL.


 (Some of the folders under Clothing should probably be moved to Body Parts, but that is for another time when I am not busy in RL or SL).

Then under some of the subfolders, I have more subfolders.  For example, under Hair, I have subs called Long, Short, Ponys, Upstyles, etc.  and then under each of those folders categories according to color (black, blonde, red, etc.).  My shoes and boots are arranged according to colors. 

Also, name your items on your computer something similar to what it is named in SL.  Many times I have looked for an item that I didn't name correctly and couldn't find it!  Not long ago, I went through every single item in SL to compare it to what I had on my computer and this also gave me an opportunity get rid of stuff I no longer wanted.  It did take some time, but for me, it was well worth it!  I scaled down my inventory by over 6,000 items!!

Ok, you say, you are nuts to go to this much trouble.  Well, for me it made sense and I don't have to worry about seeing the name of an item and wondering - what does that look like!  And when you have a large inventory (mine is over 24,000 items) that is very helpful. 

Next tip and trick coming soon!





B!asta and Felicity

B!asta has a new midnight mania board with this cute outfit called Bussina on Vacation.  It comes with several colors of tops.  Felicity has reached 3000 members and to celebrate, you get these leopard stilettos.  Currently, there are 11 groups gifts still available, but not for long.  It is only 30L to join and well worth it considering all the gifts you get. 





Other credits:
Skin:  Belleza Belle tan smoky wine
Nails:  Candy Nail Resort Cocktail
Hair: W&Y Model hair 25 type B
Earrings:  Mandala Senjyu Africa
Eyes:  IKON Horizon Caramel

May 19, 2012

Nicky Ree

SL has been a little glitchy lately and for once, I am happy about it.  Why?  Because I got this stunning outfit, called the Veronica collection from Nicky Ree for ONLY 10L!  And the reason it is so cheap is because there was a bug in the pricing and so Nicky decided to go ahead and offer the collection for 10L until noon on May 20. Ladies, this is quite a bargain as the normal price is 1000L!   I am showing you two ways this can be worn but there are more versions.  I chose the black and white gown as it is elegant and classy, but there are other colors to choose from that are just as beautiful. 



Other credits:
Skin:  Belleza Belle Tan in Smoky Wine
Lips:  Oceane's Beauty Red Metallic
Eyelashes:  Avoki Long Curl 02
Eyes:  ID April Group Gift Gem Sunset
Hair:  Bishwear Dinah Platinum
Shoes:  Mary Jane Shoes Group Gift Bonnie
Poses by Glitterati and Miamai

May 18, 2012

Purple Moon

Purple Moon as attained 14,000 members and to celebrate, subscribe members received this necklace and earring set.  I love the wood tones and the chunkiness of the pieces. 





Purple Moon Rombo Ebony/Cedar

Other credits:
Hair:  Shag Bombshell in Velvet
Top:  Baby Monkey MM prize Eden in Aqua
Eyes:  IKON Caramel former group gift
Pose by tram


May 17, 2012

Midnight Mania at Baby Monkey

Three gifts on the MM boards at Baby Monkey and these are chic!




Eden top in aqua
Sparrow print skirt in blue
Nadine patent pumps in lilac


Other credits:
Hair:  Damselfly Klavdiya in Ginger
Necklace and earrings:  Finesmith April group gift Enlightened
Nails:  Candy Nail former group gift Aquamarine
Eyes:  ID thank you gift
Poses by Miamai and Status
Photo Location:  Midnight Manhatten Reverie

May 16, 2012

Baby Monkey

The June gift is already out for Baby Monkey groupies and these heels are super sexy.  Extremely high stilettos which are color changeable to go with any outfit.  Grab the fire extinguisher ladies as these are very HOT!




Poses by Magnifique and Purple Pose

May 15, 2012

La Dulce Vida

There is a new group gift at La Dulce Vida as well as a new lucky board.  Today, I got lucky and won the sexy mesh dress called Aileen.  Both items are mesh, so you will need a mesh enabled viewer in order to view and wear.  I love color and lots of it, especially in the spring/summer so these outfits fit the bill.




Dress on left - group gift Velia
Other credits:
Hair:  A&A Tammi
Earrings:  TGIS Chandelier (no longer available)
Shoes:  G Field Yellow Strappy

Dress on right - lucky board Aileen
Other credits:
Hair:  Heart Softens Saza (store closed)
Necklace and earrings:  Purple Moon (previous hunt items)
Shoes:  Purrfect 10 Amethyst Rose (former group gift)
Poses by Status

May 14, 2012

IKON

I absolutely love eyes from IKON and these days, that is just about all I wear.  The group gifts came out the first weekend of May (group gifts are out the first weekend of each month), but because no notice was sent, they were out this past weekend as well.  There were three gifts this time and all are gorgeous!

 Gift 1 Sunrise Summer
Other credits:
Hair - Truth Kirby
Pose by Glitterati
 Gift 2 Light silver + blue
Other credits:
Hair - A&A Raina
Earrings - Virtual Impressions Alicia
Makeup - Madrid Solo Dura
Eyelashes - Avoki long curl
Pose by label motion

Gift 3 - Horizon Caramel
Other credits:
Hair - Truth Ebony
Pose by Miamai

Gifts!

Yesterday, even though it was Mother's Day, I was busy getting gifts and hunt items in SL.  This, of course, was later in my day so I did celebrate Mother's Day as well. 
Hudson's group gift summer ties Boho bikini  

 B!asta free skin Athina tan "love potion"
Eyes - IKON group gift 2 light silver + blue (the eyes were only available over the weekend)


Finesmith hunt item #1 Nails birds



Chop Zuey Mother's Day gift



Pixel Mode subscribe gift Fae wedges in denim





May 11, 2012

Freebie Friday

Is at Vershe and you get this cute mesh top.  I love one shoulder outfits.  In fact, I am wearing one in RL!


Other credits:
Pants:  HoliPoli blue Paisley
Hair:  Exile Betty Lou
Shoes:  Patula's House Red & White Ribbon
Earrings:  Eluzion subscribe gift Anny
Skin:  Vershe hunt item My Fair Bride
Nails:  Candy Nail Anniversary Pink
Photo Location:  Midnight Manhatten Reverie
Poses by Oh! Poses (sorry, there is no LM for the store!)

May 10, 2012

Ohh Deer!

Al Vulo released the new group gift and I am loving this skin.  It is called Debbie Ohh Deer in Chantilly.  The soft spots look like a fawn.  So sweet!



Other credits:
Hair - Ava-Tare Sultana
Necklace and Earrings - NHA! Satine
Nails - Candy Nail Love to You brown
Eyes - IKON Sunrise Bronze Deep
Pose by Props N Poses

Eluzion


One of the things I love about Second Life is the ability to be whomever you want to be.   Sometimes I feel like a diva walking down a runway, and then another moment I may be a Neko scampering around.  I like to change my look often and the only thing I haven't done yet is become a male alt - that could be next!

The face piercings are from Eluzion and was only 5L so this prompted me to go for a look that was wild and care free. 

Now, to think about becoming that male alt and what will his name be.......................



Other credits:
Hair - KMADD (former hunt item) Dora
Necklace - part of MM gift from Virtual Attire
Skin - Freebies Nikita Neko skins Africa
Tattoo - Freebies Nikita Celtic Princess
Eyes - Negaposi Neko eyes

Finesmith

I love animal prints and the new group gift from Finesmith is spectacular.  The jewelry set called Cougar includes the earrings, necklace and ring.  Absolutely stunning!


Other credits:

Hair:  Vanity Hair Shena

Hair base:  Emotions long curls

Arm tattoos:  Blackfeet Maori

Eyes:  Neko Negaposi

Eyelashes:  MStyle Diablo

Nails:  MStyle long style Break your Neck

Skin:  Al Vulo inuit Elena

Lips:  Glamorize Wet Kiss pack Lava

Top:  Redgrave Glam Bustier

Pose by Status




May 9, 2012

cold logic

Cold Logic subscribe members were sent this cute spring mesh halter in two colors.  I love polka dots!



Other credits:
Hair:  Sweet and Pop MLD A15
Pants:  Gizza male group gift Sept 2011
Shoes:  LaRosa ChiXX wedges Wildlife
Photo Location:  Sher's Cottage



May 7, 2012

Pomme D'Amour

I love to look at other blogs to see what other people are blogging and then possibly, go get some of the items mentioned so I can post to my blogs.  I was looking at Strawberry Singh's blog today and she found a hair store that features vintage styles.  Since I am a hair fanatic, I knew I had to check it out.  Once I got there, I immediately thought of the movie stars in the 40s, namely Marlene Dietrich.  I also decided to try my hand at making my photos look more vintage so hope I did a decent job.  It really was fun doing these. 


Pom Pom 


Ballet


Ritzy


Other credits:
Earrings - Eluzion subscribe gift Anny
Eyes - IKON Sunrise Verdigris Light
Lashes - Avoki Long Curl


May 6, 2012

Sunday Goodies

B!asta has put out the May group gift and I like the combination of colors and textures.  The skirt comes two ways - straight or frilly.  There is also a male gift as well, which I picked up but haven't tried on yet.  While I was picking up my group gift, I was at the lucky board and happened to win the necklace called The Night has a 1000 Eyes.  Hudson's is giving away free eyes and they are really pretty.  They are called Blue Ice.





Other Credits:
Earrings - Chop Zuey group gift JW Quest' O Quella
Nails - Purple Moon Dress Me in Purple hunt item
Poses by Pics n Poses




May 5, 2012

Chop Zuey and G Field

Chop Zuey's group gifts, the JM Quest' O Quella necklace and earrings, are stunning!  You get them individually.  There is a group fee to join (350L) but you get gifts more than once a month and they are fabulous!  Also, today I ventured out to the Culture Shock event and didn't stay long as it was pretty laggy.  Still, there are tons of stores there.  I wandered in to G Field and got some free shoes!  These yellow strappy called Alex are so cute!





Other credits:
Hair - Vanity Hair Nini Feux
Dress - Purple Moon Mum in green
Nails - Purple Moon
Poses by Glitterati
Photo Location - La Baule Brussels (from Koinup Places)

May 4, 2012

Blah, blah, blah

Blah, blah, blah is participating in several hunts and following are items that you can get - IF you find them :)


Drafted! hunt - May 20 - June 10.  The Camo booty shorts are the prize.  You will get a fatpack of colors. 

Other credits:
Top and shoes  - Sn@tch LB items
Hair - Heart Softens (store closed)
Nails - MPP Funky French
Earrings - Ironik Kitties
Poses by Purple Poses


PPH (Poppin' Penguin Hunt) May 1-31
Spring Blossoms dress hunt prize (includes hair band)

Other credits:
Shoes - Pink Label (store closed)
Earrings - Beauty Code Disco Fringes
Hair - Creatives (store closed)


Cupcake War Hunt - May 11-28
Cupcakes dress hunt prize

Other credits:
Hair - Truth Bunny
Shoes - Pixel Fashion Mya Clog
Earrings - Gems & Kisses (store closed)
Poses by Status



May 3, 2012

Get lucky at Sn@tch

Sn@tch has 8 new lucky boards and I was lucky enough to win 5 of them.  Some of the items you can win...



The Campaign - top (6 colors) and pants
Lacy tank 7 colors
Yacht club pants 7 colors
Rowdy belt - color changeable
Squeeky shoes - color changeable


Other credits:
Hair - A&A Jenna
Boots - Baby Monkey group gift
Nails - AKA toxic nails Marketplace freebie
Poses by:

May 2, 2012

Baby Monkey

I love this outfit from Baby Monkey, which is the latest group gift.  Besides purple being my favorite color, the off the shoulder look on the top is sexy.  You can wear the jeans various ways - long with cuff or shorter with cuffs.  The lavendar flats come with the outfit. 


Other credits:

Hair - Analog Dog (freebies)

Earrings - Eluzion Jeselle

Bracelet - Chop Zoey Instanbul in silver

Nails - Moondance

Photo Location - Time Lost Land



May 1, 2012

Happy May!

I can't believe it is already May - where does the time go?  So another month gone by means another group gift gown from Sascha's and I have to tell you, I think this one is my all time favorite. It is brilliant!


Other credits:

Hair - A&A Isis

Nails - Candy Nails Rose Garden classic

Shoes - Mary Jane Shoes satin pumps

Earrings - Chop Zoey Cotton Candy

Pose by Glitterati


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