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

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – LOTD #237

LOTD 237
Sighing with content,

she relaxed on the couch, warm

and cozy and safe.

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I love this furniture set from Potomac Signature Homes.  So cozy and inviting, it reminds me of what you’d find in a ski lodge or log cabin.

Perfect for relaxing on those long winter nights.  You can find this fabulous set at the Winter Showcase, running now until December 14.

There is a shopping village and merchants have designated items where the proceeds benefit Team Diabetes of SL.

So you can decorate your SL home and help out others at the same time.  Win-win!

The furniture set includes the sofa, two chairs, rug, two lamps, an end table, and the coffee table.  Included is a rez box with everything neatly packed for easy placement.

The Christmas tree and the poinsettia decor on the wall are also from the Windlight Showcase shopping village.

The Christmas tree is from The House of Avro and the poinsettias are from Park Place Home Decor.

I’m a big fan of Park Place Home Decor – her items are always well-made and a great addition to any SL home.

The pinecone angels are from *Funky Junk* and are items I dug out of inventory.  (I thought the coffee table needed a little ‘something’!)

The sofa comes with poses for singles and couples, including the reclining pose you see here.

Stop by the Winter Showcase and Winter Art Show and have a wander around the winter wonderland.

Lots of cool art to see, and some fantastic shopping!

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Details:

Hair: Magika – First Light

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Dress:  SJ – Velvet Halter Gown – Cinnamon Sparkle

Decor:

Pinecone Angels: Funky Junk – Pinecone Angel Trio

Tree: House of Avro – Christmas tree gold red gold Foil red baubles strands v2

Furniture (chairs, soft, end table, coffee table, lamps, rug):  Potomac Signature Homes – Rustic Holiday Living Room Set

Flowers:  Park Place Home Decor – Holiday Hanging Bag Planter  w/ Poinsettias (red),  Holiday White Poinsettia Hanging Bag Planter

In the Dark – LOTD #215

LOTD 215
She stood tall, gazing

down at him haughtily.

“What do you say, boy?”

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Details:

Hair: Magika – First Light  (3565)

Skin: Lumae – Niska Amber – Petals  (@My Attic)

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Eyeshadow: Slack Girl – Basic Needs Eyeshadow

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands: Maitreya – Lara

Feet: Slink – High

Top:  The Annex –  Sweater Vest – Grey   (@My Attic)   (8070)

Pants: The Annex – Chinos – Charcoal (@My Attic)  (2290)

Shoes: Bushu – Millie – Black  (@My Attic) (2318)

Pose: Ma Vie – Didi (@My Attic)

Decor:  Paper Moon – Moving Photo – Storm is Coming (@Genre)

Floorplan – Leaning Cross – White  (@Collabor88)

Second Spaces – Coven Hall Stand – Black (@Collabor88)

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Genre and My Attic @ The Deck are two of my favorite events, and I am loving all the goodies from the current rounds.

First, the decor piece from Genre – I LOVE LOVE LOVE these animated storm frames from Paper Moon!

There are three different ones, and they are all amazing.

Collabor88 had these other fab pieces from Floorplan and Second Spaces.

Floorplan has been a favorite store for a long while, and this cross is an example of why.

I also love the hall stand from Second Spaces – it’s such a versatile piece.

The outfit is all from My Attic – and fantastic pieces they are!

The top and pants are from The Annex, and they are adorable.

Choose from lots of different colors so you can mix/match to your own personal style.

The shoes from Bushu are amazing, and come in a variety of colors as well.

I’m loving this skin from Lumae so much I haven’t taken it off yet. 😀

And I’m all attitude with this pose from Ma Vie, also found at My Attic.

This round of My Attic closes soon (September 30), so don’t miss out on all the goodies!

Genre and Collabor88 will be open for a while yet, but you should definitely check them out as well.

Happy shopping!

Discover Beauty – LOTD #206

LOTD 206
Amid the flowers,

discover the beauty of

your glorious life.

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Details:

Hair: Magika – First Light  (3565)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: Aushka & Co – Ane Casual Loose Mini-Dress (1066)

Shoes:  Essenz – Sacramento – Light Blue (@Mix)  (2722)

Necklace:  EMO-tions – Abigail Long Necklace (2120)

Rings: Black Bantam – Ring Stacks Set – Gold (1596)

Bracelet:  Maxi Gossamer – Athena Bangles – Gold (19969)

Pose: Exposeur

Location: Endless Summer

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I’ve gotten lazy for the last few LOTD pics.

Instead of building a backdrop for the photo myself, I’ve been running around looking at all the pretty stuff other people have built and using their hard work!

I saw another blogger post something about Endless Summer, so I went over to check it out myself.

It’s the Dead Dollz store, but the landscaping around the store is really amazing, as you can see.

I picked up this gorgeous hair – a new release from Magika.

I’m always on the lookout for deals, and I saw a notice that Aushka & Co was having a sale, so I scampered over and picked up this cute little mini-dress.

Which just happened to perfectly match my fabulous new heels from Essenz, out for this round of Mix.

Add in a few accessories – necklace, bracelet, rings, and I’m all set!

I wanted to add a little something to this photo, so I opened up my Perfect Effects and found the perfect filter.

I love how the cross-processing gives it a vintage-y feel and makes the flowers pop.

It’s so much fun to play around with all the filters and effects – I love it!

LOTD #144 – The Watcher

LOTD 144She rested casually against her mount, but he wasn’t fooled.

Her eyes were constantly scanning the horizon.

He’d never seen a . . . well, whatever they were.

Her gaze shifted towards him and he heard a low rumbling growl.

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Details:

Hair:  Magika – Harmony

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Corset/Bracers: Luas – Lunar Blue Metal Corset

Headpiece: 22769 – Helios Headpiece

Mount: Alchemy – The Huntress – Panther – Dawn

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LOTD #143 – Nothing But The Pain

LOTD 143She leaned against the wall, wondering how she’d gotten here.

Where was she? WHO was she?

What did he want with her?

And why had he left her her shoes?

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Details:

Hair:  Magika – Harmony

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Shoes: Pure Poison – Daya Pumps – Leo (RARE)

Pose:  Exposeur – Sartorialist Showcase

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LOTD #103

LOTD 103Since I’ve been trying to distract myself, I took a couple of trips over to the Pose Fair.

A guaranteed way to deplete my L$ supply. 😛

The pic was taken using Mmm…Kay’s Forest Photo Cube.

It’s a rezzable scene with trees, grass, rocks, and lots of adorable poses built in.

After discovering this ‘hang from tree’ pose, I hunted around for an appropriate outfit.

A few minutes of digging in my costumes folder and voilá – fairy costume!

Details:

Hair:  Magika – Harmony

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyeshadow: Adored – Kali – Gold

Lipstick: AMD – Kyra – Frosting

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Costume (corset, skirt, wings): Vengeful Threads – Star Struck

Pose: Mmm…Kay

LOTD #94

LOTD 94I love Victoriana and Sci-Fi, so of course I love Steampunk!

I picked up this darling dress from Anachron at Genre a few rounds ago.

So I started hunting through my inventory for accessories.

I was so stoked to wear these shoes – I got them ages ago from Eudora, but I love them.

I knew I was right not to toss them!!

Details:

Hair:  Magika – Awake

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Hands: SLink – Elegant

Nail Polish: Osito – Steampunk Chocolate

Eyeliner: League – Wing Eyeliner

Lipstick: Shine – Teeth Tattoo – Sexy

Dress: Anachron – Genre Jump Party Dress

Shoes: Eudora – 3D Steampunk Boots

Eyepatch: Bombard – Clockwork Eyepatch

Necklace: CPD – Steampunk Somniagraph Pendant

Bracelet: House of Rfyre – Noir Women’s Bracelet

Top Hat: Enfant Terrible – Antique Hat – Downtown New York

Pose: Tuty’s

LOTD 94 CUThe details of some of the jewelry and the nail polish deserve attention, so here’s a close-up.

You can’t tell from the picture, of course, but the eyepatch and the necklace having moving parts.

The necklace was CPD’s item for the SteamX hunt.

And though I don’t often wear nail polish, I knew I had the perfect steampunk polish.

When I’m doing these LOTD posts, it is sometimes hard to decide what photos to use.

On one hand, I like to do photos that show the items as they are, so that if you like them, you know what they actually look like!

On the other hand, I love playing around with all the windlight settings in Firestorm and/or playing around in Photoshop to ‘tweak’ the photo.

So this time I decided that I would just include both – since for once I used the same pose. 😛

The first two photos show what the items actually look like in SL.

Here’s my ‘tweaked’ version:

LOTD 94 2I’ll let you decide which one you like better.

LOTD #16

LOTD 16The theme of this month’s round of Collabor88 is ‘OMG Unicorns!’

So, of course, I had to go.

I picked up several things, but one of my favorites is this absolutely gorgeous dress from Junebug.

I put it on and it made me feel like a pretty princess.

I dug through my inventory and found a set of gacha wings from Junebug in the same color as the dress.

Then I added this adorable hair from Magika.  I picked it up quite a while ago and have been dying to have an excuse to wear it!

I love going to Renaissance Faires in RL, and this is definitely an outfit I would love to have.

Add in the ambience from a beautiful sim like Caelestium Isle and I felt like a delicate fairy princess.

I love this outfit so much, I wanted to do a dance in it.  But alas, the mesh skirt does not ‘dance’ well.

So, I will just have to settle for a pretty picture. 😀

Details:

Hair:  Magika – Harmony

Dress: Junebug – Betty’s Gown – Blush Brocade

Wings: Junebug – Fae Wings – Blush

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes:  Redgrave – Classy

Hands: SLink – Elegant

Pose: Infiniti – Handy18