Waiting Game – LOTD #258

LOTD 258

She stretched out her long legs, her world-weary eyes watching the crowd as they passed.

It had been a slow night.

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I think I’ve finally unpacked all the goodies I picked up at the current round of Shiny Shabby.  So many great gifts from designers!

When I saw this lingerie set from AMD, I knew I wanted to use the Exposeur “Red Light Showcase” prop I picked up at the sale.

The lingerie set comes with appliers, so a couple of clicks and I was all set.  Then I found these fantastic heels from Azoury.

Pumec had a gift set out, so I grabbed it, though I’ve never tried any of their skins.  Wow – such a generous and gorgeous gift!  A system skin and appliers for everything, including my Maitreya body and my Lelutka heads.  I’m in heaven. 😀

Definitely going to head over to Pumec and check out what I’ve been missing!

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Freya

Skin: Pumec – Mariko (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Earrings: CNZ – Flower Earcuffs (Lelutka)

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Constantina Pearl Heart Choker

Lingerie: Apple May Designs – Izzie – Black

Shoes: Azoury – Sugar White –

Pose/Prop: Exposeur – Red Light Showcase

Joy – LOTD #252

LOTD 252

The sunlight was absolutely glorious, and she paused, letting the warmth of the sun kiss her skin.

She giggled girlishly and spun in a quick circle; her spirits lifted.

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This LOTD is brought to you by my love of this outfit.

When I saw the ad from Caverna Obscura, I was instantly in love with it.  It was a gacha, but if the outfit is cute, I don’t mind playing a gacha, since the whole copy/mod issue isn’t relevant for clothing.

And thus started my descent into the black hole of gacha.  😦

I played the machine a handful of times and got most of the pieces I wanted, the white/silver ones. I got a couple of rares in the gold, so I sold them off.

This outfit had so many pieces that I never managed to get all of them. I used the L$ from the sales of my extras to go back and keep playing.

But the rare white top eluded me.  No matter how many times I tried, I never won it.  After 3 trips to the event to play additional times, I finally gave up.

I spent enough L$ to have just purchased the outfit outright several times over. 😦

After the event was over, I was hoping the machine would appear in the store, but it didn’t.

So, to Marketplace I went, and I found exactly one person selling the piece I needed.  I bit the bullet and bought it, because at this point, after spending the GDP of a small country, I couldn’t stomach the thought of not having a complete outfit.

I do love the outfit.  It has, however, cured my gacha fever.

For a while, anyway. 😀

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Delphine

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Outfit: Caverna Obscura – Angelynn (includes Anklets, Belly Chain, Skirt, Sleeves, Top, and Veil) – Silver

Pose: Nantra – Bleed ‘Em & Weep

Location: Alurel

Going in Circles – LOTD #251

LOTD 251

She paused, sure she had misheard him.  Why did he ask her to wear a formal gown if they were going to be traipsing through a decaying concrete building?

It didn’t make any sense.

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It’s been a while since I did a LOTD post.  I’ve been so busy taking classes and learning new things, I haven’t had much time to actually sit down and try out some of my newfound skills. 😛

When I saw that Purple Moon had a new group gift out, I headed right over.  I love their designs and this gown was no exception.

It comes with a bolero, not shown here.  I wanted to showcase this gorgeous pearl necklace from Maxi Gossamer, which I picked up at this month’s FaMESHed.

The pearls have a HUD – change the pearls to white or black, change the metal to silver or gold.  It also comes with matching earrings.

The shoes are from Friday, in a perfect shade of pink.  The hair is from a Doe gacha. (I know, I know, but it’s hair!)

The makeup is from Slack Girl – the eyeshadow I’ve had for a while, but I just picked up this new pack of lipsticks from the Bombshell event.

Now that I’ve gotten my Photoshop fix, it’s back to work!

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Details:

Hair: Doe – Ondira – Pastel 2

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyeshadow: Slack Girl – Basic Need Eyeshadow

Lipstick: Slack Girl – Anylove Lips (@Bombshell)

Dress:  Purple Moon – Queen Gown – Pink (Group Gift)

Earrings/Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Constantina (@ FaMESHed)

Shoes: Friday – Cora Heels – Candy

Pose: Nantra – Social Climber

Be Still – LOTD #248

LOTD 248
As he fiddled with the lights, he heard her slight sigh.
She’d been holding the pose for almost an hour now.
He supposed he should start painting.

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Taking pictures and playing around in Photoshop are a couple of my favorite things to do. 🙂

I haven’t done much shopping lately (terrible, I know!) but I did manage to make it over to Uber to pick up this fantastic pearl bikini from United Colors.

I fell in love with it when I saw the ad, as did many people, judging from the number of times I’ve seen it on Flickr. 😛

I wanted to play around with in-world projectors and lighting (using some more of those skills from tutorials) and I thought this would be the perfect outfit for it.

After seeing the new Simone head from Lelutka, I picked it up as well.  I love the cheekbones on it, and the expressions are bit different from my other Lelutka head.

I really didn’t do much to this photo other than crop and add a slight blur around the edges. Not my usual style of photo at all, but I think it turned out pretty well. 😀

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Details:

Hair: Lelutka – Sheena – Red

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  Gaeline – After Storm – Gold

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Simone

Bikini:  United Colors – Perl Bikini – Nude (@Uber)

Earring: Meva – Pearls – Cream

Rings:  Izzie’s – Celestial Midi Rings – Silver

Pose: Nantra – It’s My Party

Practice – LOTD #247

LOTD 247
Her brow was furrowed

with concentration.  She’d been

at this for hours now.

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We’ve been getting some rather nasty weather here over the last few days, so I’ve taken advantage of the time at home to take some more pictures.

I shudder to think how much time (and L$!) I spent on this gacha set from Dead Dollz, but I had to have the rare legwarmers. 😀

I think I got every piece except the white skirt.  I put the extras up on Marketplace, something I’ve not done before.  I’ve sold most of them, though that’s probably because I set them for under pull price.

I’m always amazed at the people who try to sell the extras for ridiculous prices.  Why would anyone buy a gacha common for more than the pull price?  You could just as easily go to the gacha yourself and try your luck.

The pull price on this gacha was only $50L, but I saw people selling the commons for $100L, $125L, and up to $250L.  Of course, you can get exactly what you want via MP, but for that price, you’d likely get what you want and some spares direct from the gacha machine.

I keep trying to swear off of gachas, but then creators go and make something like this set and well, I can’t resist. 😛

I wanted a bit of a messy hairdo for this pic, so I found this braided hair by Elua – it fit the bill perfectly.

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Details:

Hair: Elua – Miriam – Redbrown

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Simone

Top: Dead Dollz – The Rehearsal Collection – Nude Leotard

Skirt: Dead Dollz – The Rehearsal Collection – Black Skirt

Legwarmers/Shoes: Dead Dollz – The Rehearsal Collection – RARE Legwarmers + Pointe

Winter White – LOTD #243

LOTD 243
She stopped suddenly.

What was the noise she had heard?

The door creaked open.

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More photos and Advent goodies to share. 😀

This fabulous dress and cardigan are gifts from the Purple Moon Advent calendar.  I love the soft, feminine look of both pieces.  The dress is sleeveless, so I paired it with the cardigan for a more wintery look.

The jewelry is an Advent gift from Chop Zuey.  The Violet Flame of Purity set comes with earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet.  It also includes a color change HUD, so you can make the set match any outfit.

It’s Christmas, so I hope you are having a good time with family and friends.  I’ll be spending a few days relaxing, then it’s time to get ready for all the New Year’s Eve festivities. 😀

Merry Christmas!

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Details:

Hair: Exile – Full of Grace

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Dress: Purple Moon – Masami Dress – White

Cardigan:  Purple Moon – Masami Cardigan – White

Earrings/Bracelet:  Chop Zuey – Violet Flame of Purity set

Pose: Elephante Poses – Alana

Holiday Sparkle – LOTD #241

LOTD 241
The lights were twinkling

almost as much as her eyes.

It was wonderful.

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It’s been a little while since I did a LOTD pic.  I was starting to go into withdrawal!

I’ve been busy wrapping presents, sending cards, and shopping, shopping, shopping. 😀

I even managed to find time to do some of those things in SL. 😛

There are still Advent gifts to pick up and open, so don’t miss out.  Make sure you stop by Abranimations and Purple Moon (two of my favorite stores), who both have fantastic Advent gifts for their group members.

And perhaps one of the most popular Advent calendars, the KittyCats Advent Calendar.  No group required, just stop by and grab your fabulous gift.

I’m showing one of the gifts from it here – the earrings are from LaPointe & Bastchild.  The dress is an Advent gift from somewhere, but I can’t seem to locate the creator or where I got it. 😦

I love the fun holiday print of the dress, and the earrings come with a HUD that lets you change the metals, the stone color, and the design on the bead.  Very versatile!

One of my favorite buys this holiday season is this amazing hair from Magika.  It comes in two versions, with or without the sparkling lights.  (Note: The colored sparkles are part of my post-processing; the hair only has white lights in it.)  It’s such a fun look and so great for your holiday parties!

The next few days are going to be busy with family and friends, so let me take this opportunity to wish you and yours happiness and health, now and in the new year.

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Details:

Hair: Magika – Sparkle w/lights

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: ? – Ida Dress (@KittyCats Advent Calendar)

Earrings:  LaPointe & Bastchild – Swear ‘Frost’ Earrings

Pose: Kirin Poses – Himawari

Naughty List – LOTD #242

LOTD 242
She gasped in horror.

It couldn’t be true, could it?

Now what would she do?

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I must admit, I’m having a ton of fun playing around in Photoshop and with the expressions on my Lelutka head.

I’ve been practicing taking photos with a green screen and then adding in various effects.  So much fun!  It’s like playing instead of working. 😛

I’m still busily sorting all the pieces and parts I’ve picked up over the last few months.  This pic has more Advent goodies – the top and the pants are both from Purple Moon’s Advent calendar.

The hair is from Truth and is currently still available (for a few more days) at this round of We ❤ Role Play.  I braved the crowds and the lag to get in just to get this hair!!

The shoes are from N-core, one of my favorite shoe stores, and are just fabulous.  Did I mention I love shoes?!

I’m hoping you’re done with all your shopping and wrapping, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday season.

That’s what I’ll be doing for the next few days. 😀

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Solace (@We ❤ Role Play)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Top: Purple Moon – Joy Top – Red (Advent gift #13)

Pants:  Purple Moon – Xmas Leggings (Advent gift #23)

Shoes: N-core – Enchained

Pose: Nantra – It’s My Party

My Favorite Things – LOTD #236

LOTD 236
He listened to her,

singing as she worked, Christmas

music on full blast.

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Today I wanted to show you some of the fabulous items you can find at the Windlight Magazine Winter Showcase, which opens tomorrow.

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year, and I love seeing all the fabulous Christmas creations in SL.

The merchants at the Showcase have designated items where the proceeds will go to benefit Team Diabetes of SL.

This fabulous gown from Spyralle is one of those items.  I’m wearing it here with my Maitreya body.  The elegant mesh gown comes in 5 standard sizes and 4 different colors.  I chose the red, of course. 😛

Complementing the gorgeous Spyralle gown is some equally fabulous jewelry from Zuri Rayna.  It’s a little hard to see in the picture above, so I took a close up.

LOTD 236 CU

The Candy Cane Christmas set comes with the earrings, choker, and bracelet. In addition to getting some fantastic jewelry, 100% of the sale proceeds for this item go to Team Diabetes.

All the decor items are from the House of Avro, with the exception of the fireplace and the ornament in my hand.

You can find the adorable reindeer, the tree, and the poinsettias on the fireplace at the House of Avro shop in the Windlight Showcase shopping area.

There are several different varieties of Christmas trees available, two of which are the Team Diabetes items.

There are also events planned throughout the week at the Winter Showcase and Art Show, so make sure you check out the Team Diabetes of SL website to stay up to date on the latest news.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – Moonriver

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Lipstick: The Skinnery – Glaze Lip Paint

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Dress:  Spyralle – Koloa Holiday – Red  (@Windlight Showcase)

Jewelry (earrings, bracelet, choker):  Zuri Rayna – Candy Cane Christmas Set  (@Windlight Showcase)

Shoes:  Reign – Eternal Heels – Black

Pose:  Chisa Creations

Decor:

Fireplace: [JOH] – Mesh Christmas Fireplace With Wreath

Ornament:  Pixel Mode – Ornament – Blue

Other Items:  House of Avro – *Christmas tree on stand snowed Gold Purple baubles, Swag garland with baubles, *Poinsettia arrangement, Planter with bauble poinsettia, *Wood reindeer with multi-lights  (*@Windlight Showcase)

It’s My Party – So Let’s Disco!

My Attic 2
She threw down her purse

as she heard the music start.

Time to boogie down!

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I’ve been having a ton of fun playing around with some fabulous items from this round of My Attic.

With a theme like “It’s My Party,” I knew there would be some fun items, and I have not been disappointed. 😀

I ❤ this adorable bag from sYs – it comes in a variety of colors and is just whimsical and cute.

When I saw this outfit from Mimikri, I immediately went digging in my inventory for disco lights.

It comes in a variety of colors, but I like the look of the nude.  It’s a nice contrast to the bright colors of the disco lights.

The hair is from EMO-tions and is perfect for a night out on the town.  I love the glam updo and the pearl headband.

I’m a sucker for a great pose and this set from Ma Vie is so fun. Exactly what I needed to make my disco party even better. 😛

At My Attic, you can also some find some terrific eyes from The Stringer Mausoleum.  They were a bit hidden in the pic above, so I took a close up to show them off:

My Attic 2 CU

These are the Shyanne eyes in Moss.

You can also see the detail in the hair a bit better in this close up.

Some really fantastic items in this round of My Attic, so don’t miss it.!

It will be open until November 30.

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Details:

Hair: EMO-tions – Roberta – Reds (@My Attic)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  TSM – Shyanne – Moss  (@My Attic)

Necklace: Crystal Line – Floret Pearl Necklace

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Top/Leggings: Mimikri – Niki – Nude  (@My Attic)

Shoes: Friday – Samantha Booties – Copper

Bag: sYs – KALL bag – Brown  (@My Attic)

Pose: Pic 1: Ma Vie – Party Girl 04;  Pic 2: Ma Vie – Party Girl 02 (@My Attic)