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

LOTD #178 – Changes

LOTD 178

She squinted against the glare, trying to see who was behind it.

“Who are you?” she asked.

She shivered in the silence.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Ami (@Uber)  (2842)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Dress:  Aphorism – Summertime Dress – Flower  – Green  (944)

Shoes:  Essenz – Santiago – Red  (2372)

Pose: Verocity

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I am a creature of habit.

Some good, some bad.

Change is never easy.

It’s even harder when you add a tendency towards OCD into the mix. 😛

Last night, I took the plunge and made a change.

I upgraded my computer to Windows 10.

No backup.

Just hope.

It took longer than I expected, close to an hour and a half.

I did have to reinstall the driver for my Nvidia graphics card, but other than that, the whole process was smooth.

I’ve seen complaints about Microsoft making it difficult to make your browser default something other than the new ‘Edge.’

I like my Firefox, and when I opened it, it took me right to the option window where I changed the settings so Firefox was the default.

It was a little strange, but not difficult, to change it.

So far, it’s working fine.

I logged into SL and didn’t have any issues.

Crossing my fingers it stays that way. 😀

This look is simple, but classic.

I love this little summer dress from Aphorism.

I purposely chose a color I normally wouldn’t.

And I paired it with a pair of red to-die-for shoes from Essenz (which pretty much covers every shoe Essenz makes).

Of course, I had to wear my new favorite hair from Truth – Ami, which you can find at the current round of Uber.

This mesh head from Lelutka is starting to feel like ‘me.’

Which means that I will be showing off other mesh heads in later posts – I seem to have acquired quite a few.

I’m learning to embrace change. 😀

LOTD #168 – The Blues

LOTD 168

She closed her eyes, arms up, waltzing with an imaginary partner.

She glided around the room gracefully, listening to the soft music coming from the neighbor’s radio.

Sighing with regret as the music ended, she opened her eyes.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Randa (1876)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Outfit:  Purple Moon – Fiona Set – Blue  (@On9)    (4844)

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Savannah Heart Key  (@Uber)   (10151)

Bracelet:  Decoy – Nerissa Cuff – Sky (@C88)  (396)

Shoes: JD – Harper – Navy (@Uber)  (3598)

Pose:  !bang Poses

Decor Items:

Floorplan – Wire Seahorse (@C88)

Second Spaces – Under the Sea Dresser – Cerulean Whale (@C88)

Consignment – DIY Mermaid Signage – Blue (@C88)

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I have been busily opening and sorting boxes.

I’m so behind that some events are getting ready to start their next round, and I’m just now getting them blogged!

Shame on me!

I found this gorgeous outfit from Purple Moon at On9.

The undershirt can be made sheer (as I am wearing) or solid by using the HUD, and the belt is texture change as well.

The necklace and shoes I picked up at Uber (which is ending shortly, so if you like them, go quick!) and completed the look perfectly.

I love how detailed the necklace is and the key is so charming. 🙂

The amazing hair is from Truth, a recent release.

I love the way it falls – so pretty!

The rest of the items I wanted to show you are from the current round of Collabor88.

With a theme like “Under the Sea,” I knew I’d love a lot of the pieces, since blue is my favorite color. 🙂

I love floorplan, and I couldn’t resist the cute little wire seahorse.

It’s even color change, so there are lots of options to match decor.

The mermaid from Consignment I fell in love with as soon as I saw it.

I love the faded metal texture of it.

I almost walked by this gem of a dresser from Second Spaces.

They had several different colors, but of course I chose the blue – and I love the whale detail.

So cute and fun!

I also found the bracelet at C88, from a new-to-me store – Decoy.

I love the cuff and the delicate chain that slips over your finger.

It added the perfect touch to complete my look.

The rest of the decor pieces are just items I had in my inventory.

Collabor88 is still open, so head on over and pick up some of this gorgeousness for yourself.

Happy shopping!

Tuesday Tidbits

tidbit-tuesdayI’m finding it hard to get back in the groove after the long holiday weekend.

I’d hoped that after school was out I’d have more time in SL.

But alas, summer sports are already encroaching upon my time, so I may not be able to post as often as I’d like.

When I do get a bit of free time today, I will be spending some L$, I’m sure –

⇒  The new round of Uber is open, with a theme of ‘Spice.’

Judging from the pics I’ve seen so far, everything looks exotic and beautiful and right up my alley. 😛

⇒  There has been an update to the Black Dragon viewer and there are some interesting changes made to the snapshot preview.

I will be downloading it and trying it out – my computer graphics card doesn’t groan nearly as much with Black Dragon, for some reason.

⇒  New World Notes reported that Oculus and USC are working together to capture your RL expression and put it on your avatar.

I’m not a fan.

I don’t ever see wearing these gigantic headsets becoming a popular trend.

I jump back and forth from RL to SL way to often for wearing a rig that ridiculous which I would have to put on/take off 10 times a day.

Also, I don’t want my RL expression captured for SL.

Just – no.

⇒  I was glad to find out that I’m not the only one who doesn’t find Flickr intuitive to use.

Kate Bergdorf has some of the same questions I do.

⇒   If you’re an SL blogger, the [SL] Blogger Support site has reworked their layout and is now available for blogger registration once again.

That’s all for this quick Tuesday Tidbits.

Have a great day, folks!

LOTD #119 – Neon Blues

LOTD 119She sat quietly on the cold stairs, listening to the low hum of the neon lights behind her.

She’d been waiting over an hour for him to arrive.

Just as she was about to leave, his car pulled up.

She stood up, smiling – until she saw who was getting out of the car.

Details:

Hair:  Elua – Miriam

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes: MC – Falsies

Top: FP Tie Top

Jeans: Maitreya – Zipper Skinny Jeans #5

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Violette Cut Bead Boho

Shoes: fri.day – Oakley Heels – Electric (@ Uber)

Decor:

Love Sign: Pixel Mode – Love Neon Sign (@ Uber)

Girls Sign: 7Emporium – Girls Girls Girls Neon (@ Shiny Shabby)

Stairs: Purple Poses – Stair Poses (@ Black Fashion Fair)

Pose: Purple Poses

I’m Late, I’m Late!

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I feel like the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland.

I have too many things to do and not enough time to get them all done.

Ack!

I’ve been so busy already this morning that I almost forgot to post something here.

There are tons of events going on right now, and I haven’t made it to as many as I would like.

I did go look around at Uber and found a darling outfit I hope to use in a number at some point.

I still haven’t made it into Collabor88, which is killing me, because their theme this round is

UNICORNS!!!!!

I try to tp in, but keep getting that darn ‘sim is full’ message.

I’ll keep trying though, because – unicorns!!!

I think We ❤ Roleplay is open now, although I haven’t made it there either.

I really should look and see if there is a list or calendar somewhere with all the events and their dates on it.

If there isn’t, someone should totally make one.  😛

I still have a few fires to put out, but once they are extinguished, I will have more time to write.

Wish me luck!

New Stuff

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Image Source: xelerus.de

Several new things I’ve stumbled across in the last day or so:

WoW Skins has released appliers for the Maitreya mesh body.  Yay!!

The Glam Affair skins are nice, but I have a lot of WoW Skins I’ve picked up here and there, so it will be good to have options.

Oh, and WoW just announced a 40% off sale on everything in their mainstore from Jan 6-9, hurry on over and see what steals you can find!

A&M has released a new dance – Beyonce’s 7/11, be sure and check them out.

I am horribly behind on updating the animation stores, so I am hoping to get that done soon.

I did see that KaTink has released some new poses and !bang has a new couple’s pose out at the OneWord event.

FaMESHed is also going on right now – I picked up a super cute coat/legging set from Rebel Hope.

You can also head over to Uber and check out the offerings there.