Monday, July 30, 2012

Beach Bum

I spent every summer of my childhood on the beach so its not a surprise when half the time in SL you will find me wearing beachwear. And what could be more beach like than an itty bitty bikini? *BOOM* recently released this awesome bikini called Ellio. It comes in 128 colors/patterns and you can mix and match, so there are endless possibilities. You also get tintable tan lines with your purchase!


I decided to poke around at the Talamasca sim for these photos. It is simply gorgeous and my pictures just do not do it justice! You can read about this beautiful sim here, but it's only open to the public for a few weeks, so make sure you check it out!

One of my favorite things I found at the sim was this boat pose prop. It has so many poses, singles and for couples! I didn't photograph any of them, but its definitely worth trying out!


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Sunrise Eyes in white
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Nails- Mandala- Medium Palette
Hair- Truth- Kiki in Swedish
Bikini- *BOOM*- Navy birds
Feet- SLink- Mesh Rigged Bare Feet
Poses- Bounce This Poses
Location- Talamasca (open to the public for a limited time)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bandana Day

So today is the last day of Hair Fair and to finish it off, it's Bandana Day. Since Hair Fair is all about raising money for Wigs for Kids, the last day has the slogan "remove your hair to show you care." There is a bandana booth in each sim and various designers and bloggers from all over SL have designed bandanas, which you can purchase for a mere 50$L. I chose this beautiful mesh one from Lelutka to show off. So hurry over, pick up any hair you may not have purchased and pick up a bandana!


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Sunrise Eyes in white
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Nails- Mandala- Medium Palette
Bandana- Lelutka @Hair Fair
Earrings- Zaara- Sarayi Painted Hoops in silver
Bra- Zaara- Aksaka Braziere in nude
Top- Chemistry- Echo Tank Top in white lace
Pose- Adorkable@HairFair

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Regatta Drama

So yes Fifty Linden Friday for this week has come and gone but the store Miel was late putting out their item and therefor has decided to leave the deal up for the rest of the weekend! In case you hadn't heard, Miel released this awesome dress called Regatta. There are 6 different color packs and in each pack comes a HUD with 6 options for the color of the dress as well as the ability to change the belt to 12 different colors. At 50$L a pack, that's quite the steal! I'm using the stripe bright pack and wearing the color Razz.


My hair is also new from Burley. It's a beautiful long side braid called Julia. So I headed over to Neva River, broke out my Dramatic Leo pose pack from Adorkable (available at the new Zodiac event), and snapped a few photos. Have a lovely rest of your weekend!


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Sunrise Eyes in white
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Nails- Mandala- Medium Palette
Hair- Burley- Julia in Platinum 1
Dress- Miel- Regatta Stripe Bright Dress in Razz
Feet- SLink- Mesh Rigged Bare Feet
Flip Flops- SLink- Aussie Thongs in White
Poses- Adorkable- Dramatic Leo @Zodiac
Location- Neva River

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Grounds

So I have exciting news! I have a beautiful sim to share with all of you today. Harlow Heslop, photographer, blogger and founder of The Pixel Bean has built a beautiful new place in SL called The Grounds. Along with housing The Pixel Bean, this gorgeous place has a public forest area surrounded by private plots. When I heard Harlow was setting up this sim with a limited number of residential plots, I jumped right in and got myself one. Let me tell you, it was totally worth it. These pictures honestly don't do justice to the beautiful job she's done. So stop by and check it out yourself! Just remember to stick to The Pixel Bean and the public areas.

Taxi Here




Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sunrise Eyes

My favorite eye store in SL by far has to be Ikon. I've tried other eyes and can't seem to pull away from Ikon. For everyday use, I wear the Utopia eyes in purple+blue. The Utopia eyes are so cool because when you look really closely, there is a cityscape in the pupil. Not to mention the amazing colors. Another one of the lines Ikon has are the Sunrise eyes. The pupils in these look like a sunrise. There are some amazing bleached colors as part of this set and I'm showing you four of them. Bleached blue, bleached lavender, bleached gold and white. I found myself loving the gold color! So unusual. So go check out Ikon if you haven't yet.




Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Sunrise bleached eyes in bleached blue, bleached gold, bleached lavender and white
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Hair- Chemistry- Vines in Platinum
Pose- !bang

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunflowers for Leo

There is a new event on the grid called Zodiac. Each round amazing designers bring you fabulous items based on that round's astrological or Zodiac sign. We start everything off with Leo: strong, confident, protective, loyal. I'm not a Leo, but care to guess my sign? Elymode released this adorable skirt with sunflowers. It comes in a variety of colors. Also out for Zodiac, Glitterati has a pose pack called Wild. I'm using one of these poses in the picture. I love new events and it amazes me how much hard work the creators put into everything. So head over to Zodiac now and see what things out for Leo suit you!


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Utopia eyes in purple+blue
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Nails- Mandala- Medium
Hair- Truth- Milly in Swedish
Top- Torn- Tankie in White
Skirt- Elymode- Leoness Skirt in Pink  @Zodiac
Feet- SLink- Mesh Feet
Pose- Glitterati- Wild @Zodiac
Location- Ode

A Little Attitude

Good morning everyone! Time to start a new week. I've been wearing this outfit for a while now it seems and I finally have the time to show it to you. Erratic now has mesh and their first release is beautiful. It's a sassy leather dress called Lindsay that comes in a variety of colors. Of course, I chose pink. Big surprise, right? It's also been released in two other textures, snake skin and reptile scales.


I feel so saucy and bold in this outfit. I'm not sure if it's the leather, the heels or the bangs. Maybe its the combination. It will definitely be a go-to outfit from now on!



Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Utopia eyes in purple+blue
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Nails- Mandala- Medium
Hair- [elikatira]- Sparrow Blonde 5 @Hair Fair 2012
Necklace- Apple May Designs- Enchanted in Noir
Bracelets- Apple May Designs- Fashionista Bangles in Black
Dress- Erratic- Lindsay Leather Dress in Pink
Shoes- N-Core- Eloise One Voice Edition (now over)
Poses- Glitterati
Location- Mayfair

Saturday, July 21, 2012

C'est La Vie!

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Sorry for the lack of posts but work has been pure insanity. So I'm bringing you a quick one today with the promise of great stuff in the future! I discovered this cute new store to me called C'est la vie! and grabbed this adorable mesh dress. Then I headed over to Humanoid to play around with water reflections. I did have to turn off my shadows so that my reflections were crisp, but I do love to learn new things and challenge myself. I also want to mention my hair. We all know [elikatira] put out four new hairs for Hair Fair and now she's released this one for her store! I love it. Have a great weekend!


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Utopia eyes in purple+blue
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Nails- Mandala- Medium
Necklace- Maxi Gossamer@Collabor88- Garbo Graduated
Hair- [elikatira]- Spark in Blonde 5
Dress- C'est la vie!- Blousing Dress in Rose
Pose- !bang@Collabor88 
Location- Humanoid

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sparkling at the Returning

A new round of My Second Box has started and Cracked Mirror has contributed this awesome mesh cropped top with sequins. It's girly yet casual so of course, I love it! Don't know anything about My Second Box? Go here and read away.



The other thing I want to showcase is this beautiful sim called The Returning. The old buildings and a beautiful forest are just gorgeous. Feel free to explore by row boat or on foot.


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Utopia eyes in purple+blue
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Nails- Mandala- Medium
Hair- Exile- Sea of Love @Hair Fair 2012
Top- Cracked Mirror- Sequin Crop Top
Capris- coldLogic-  Lepore Capris in cream
Feet- SLink- Mesh Feet
Flip Flops- SLink- Aussie Thongs in White
Poses- Pic 1&2- Adorkable (new @Hair Fair 2012)
           Pic 3- Captivity Co
Location- The Returning

Hair Fair: Odds and Ends

Okay so this is my last Hair Fair post I promise. It will be nice to get back to blogging outfits and including locations in my photos and not just my boring white  background. First I have two styles from Wasabi Pills. These aren't something I'd generally wear but they were so funky and fresh that I had to have them! Aida is side braid with a shaved head so you do need to wear a hair base. Zoey is a hippy style with pigtails and a hair band with beads. The hair band and beads are color change



The next two styles I want to show you are from !lamb. In Heaven has a wind blown look to it that I just love. It has a very romantic feel to it. Wild at Heart has a side part and I feel like the "girl next door" when I wear it. It's casual and soft.


These last two styles are way outside of my comfort zone but I wanted to do something different.They are both blondes that have been dip dyed, although you can certainly get both styles in solid colors. Illusory released this style Nostalgic which makes me think of the 80s. Ploom's style is called Neopunk and it is very funky. It's part mohawk, part ponytail.


Wasabi Pills @Hair Fair (wearing both styles in Rye)
!lamb @Hair Fair (wearing both styles in Powder)
Illusory @Hair Fair (wearing dip dyed mermaid)
Ploom @Hair Fair (wearing dip dyed pack)

Pic 1
Top- Ison- Geometric Corset in black
Poses- Adorkable

Pic 2
Top- Jane- FuFu TuTu in turquoise
Poses- Adorkable

Pic 3
Top-/ erratic /- Wrap top in white
Poses- Purple Poses

And the rest of your credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Utopia eyes in purple+blue
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long

Monday, July 16, 2012

Elikatira at Hair Fair

Yes I have more hair! It is called Hair Fair after all. Elikatira is another one of my favorite hair designers. She was a last minute addition and worked her tush off until the last minute to bring us four fabulous hairs. Balance is an adorable pigtail style with an off center part that is pulled to the side. The hairbands are color change of course. Flattery is a shorter style that flips up and underneath. It's sensual and gorgeous!


Now normally in SL I never wear hair with bangs. But this ponytail style called Sparrow actually suits me! The bangs aren't too harsh and I love the way the ponytail is twisted back so elegantly. So again I say go to Hair Fair!


Elikatira @Hair Fair

And the rest of your credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Utopia eyes in purple+blue
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Shirt- Leverocci- Soft Satin Blouse in Pink Peach
Poses- !bang

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Exile at Hair Fair

Hair Fair is finally here! And of course since I'm such a crazy hair purchaser, I have so much to show you all! Don't worry, I won't bombard you with all of it at once. Exile is one of my favorite hair designers on the grid and I picked out my three favorites to show you all.

On the left is Sea of Love which comes with a headband made of pearls and starfish. You can choose to wear the hair with or without the headband. Wearing it puts me in the mind of mermaids, sirens and sea nymphs.

In the middle is Silent Wings. The feathers are a separate piece and are color change as well. It's very boho chic and since you can wear it without the feathers, its very versatile.

On the right is Wide Awake. You can wear it by itself, with one butterfly or three. And of course the butterflies are color change so that you can have them match your outfit. Of course each style is mesh! So let your first stop at Hair Fair be Exile.

For a list of the 4 sims and a SLurl for each designer at Hair Fair go here

Exile @Hair Fair (wearing the color Stefani in each style)


And the rest of your credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Utopia eyes in purple+blue
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Bodysuit- *Les Petits Details*-  Sofia in Body Blue
Poses- Purple Poses

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Almost here...



That's right, Hair Fair is almost here! And I am super excited! I absolutely adore hair and of course I own so much of it. It's an important part of styling a look and can change an outfit from casual to classy or dreamy to edgy in a heartbeat. Of course there's also the fact that you can choose to wear whatever color you want and not have to worry about getting your roots touched up every six weeks.


Hair Fair is another amazing event in SL. Each designer needs to come up with at least 3 new hair styles and 15% of the profits go to Wigs For Kids. It still amazes me how the SL community can come together to support such a great cause. Since hair is such a pivotal part of my blog, I'm taking a page out of a of Maribel Button's book and showing you nine of my favorite hairs from nine different designers. What a great idea Maribel!


Of course it was very hard to pick only nine hairs but I think I did a pretty good job of showcasing some of my favorites. And yes, as always, I am blonde!


I've been saving my Lindens in anticipation of this event. New hair makes me so very happy. Worried about fighting the lag just to pick up demos? There is a Hair Fair Demo group to avoid that! Just copy paste this link: secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about into Local Chat in SL and join the group. It's free and designers will be sending out demos through the group. That way you can figure out what you want before you go! Remember, the fair runs from July 14th to the 29th so there's plenty of time. 


Credits
Pic 1
Burley- GaEun Blonde 3
Magika- Tangle
Wasabi Pills- Anais 2 in Rye

Pic 2
Dela- Moelleux Blonde 1
Truth- Enisa in Swedish
Lelutka- Ariel in Marilyn

Pic 3
Elikatira- Indulge Blonde 5
Shag- Your Wish in Bombshell
Exile- London Rain in Stefani 

And the rest...
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Utopia eyes in purple+blue
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Tops- coldLogic

Breezy Beautiful

Good morning all, its going to be a hot day here and this outfit is perfect for that. Zenith released this new dress that comes in a variety of floral patterns. It's so light and airy, it was made for a hot day. Along with the dress, I'm wearing a very special hair. It's called Break Away and it's Exile's special donation hair to One Voice. One Voice is a very special event where designers have come across the grid to support Gala Phoenix of Curio to help her raise money for her legal fees.


Not only is this a great way to show our support for Gala, but when the Second Life community comes together like this, it shows everyone that content theft won't be tolerated. The event has been experiencing a great amount of lag, so this hair is also available at the main store.


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Utopia eyes in purple+blue
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Nails- Mandala- Medium
Hair- Exile @One Voice- Break Away in Vanilla
Necklace- Maxi Gossamer@Collabor88- Garbo Graduated
Earrings- Atomic@Collabor88- Endearing Earrings in Platinum
Rings- The Sea Hole@Collabor88- Antique Moon Stone Rings
Dress- Zenith- Hanky Maxi Dress in Flower #1
Feet- SLink- Mesh Feet
Sandals- SLink- Ilena Sandals in Standard White
Poses- !bang@Collabor88
Location- Zigana

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Naughty School Girl

I've had a lot of ideas bouncing around in my head for a blog post and I finally brought a few of them together for this new look.

I was a busy girl at school but not with class. I found that I was too distracted by my own body to do any actual work. Of course, the teacher made me start to write lines: "I will not touch myself in class."

But how can I write lines when I'm so busy admiring my awesome mesh outfit and modeling it for the class? Eventually I got tired of that as well so I wiggled out of my skirt and started unbuttoning my shirt.


Sometimes clothes are too cumbersome. And the teacher did say I was a bad girl so I was only living up to the name. I really can't help but touch myself sometimes, honest!


Needless to say the teacher was very unhappy when I stripped down to just my underwear in the middle of class. But he became too shocked to say much else once I took my bra off. If I had known that was all it took to stop him from lecturing me, I would have started stripping a long time ago!


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Utopia eyes in purple+blue
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Nails- Mandala- Medium
Hair- Wasabi Pills- Claire in Rye
Outfit- Monso- My School Outfit SS1
Shirt- Kauna@FaMESHed- Open Shirt in White
Lingerie- Zaara- Aksake in Garnet
Shoes- Baiastice- Ute Pumps in Black
Burlesque Pose Stool- Bounce This Poses @Fluid

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Whistle With the Birds

So Saturday is coming to end and that means the the Truth District Group Sale is coming to an end as well. Aura gave out the greatest gift ever in the form of this cute little summer dress and its only available at her satellite store there. It is so adorable that I don't want to take it off. Tyr Rozenblum is amazing and I love every mesh piece she has released.

In my last post I was talking about the Summer by the Sea Gacha Festival. I picked up this cute bird pose there from Bouncer Criss of Bounce This Poses. For some reason these poses make me think of the scene from Bambi when he can't say bird.

So if you are a Truth District Groupie make sure you head over today before the sale is done and also be sure to check out the Summer by the Sea Gacha Festival. There are some other great designers there!


Credits
Skin- Al vulo!- Polly 2 natural cleavage in caramel
Eyes- Ikon- Utopia eyes in purple+blue
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Nails- Mandala- Medium
Hair- Truth- Leticia in Swedish
Dress- Aura- Truth District Gift Summer Sun Short
Feet- SLink- Mesh Feet
Sandals- SLink- Ilena Sandals in Standard White
Pose- Bounce This Poses Birdy @Summer by the Sea Gacha Festival
Location- Misty Mountains

Friday, July 6, 2012

Something New

Hello everyone, its finally Friday! Time to start embracing the weekend. Of course my posts tend to be about new things but can you tell what big thing is new for me? My skin! I am horrible about choosing a new skin. I know what I don't like, but as far as making up my mind about a new skin I like, I just can't do it. But I searched all over the grid for something that jumped out at me and League's skin Jen did that. My favorite part has to be the lips. Now the cute dress I'm wearing is out for Fifty Linden Friday at Tee*fy and it's mesh! I do love a good deal.

Did you know I love wall decals? Well I do! Not only are they great for decorating a house but they also add to a blog post. This particular wall decal is by Kat Terawyng of If Walls Could Talk. She has a bunch of them in a gacha at Summer By the Sea Gacha Festival. They are all about summer and I love them! I also love that her wall decals have an easy color changer. It makes them more versatile. Have a lovely weekend!


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Utopia eyes in purple+blue
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Nails- Mandala- Medium
Hair- [e]- Return Blonde 5
Dress- Tee*fy- Lanelle Tube Romper for FLF
Shoes- N-Core- Coquette Glitter Edition in Black
Wall Decal- If Walls Could Talk @Summer by the Sea Gacha Festival
Pose- Purple Poses


Thursday, July 5, 2012

FaMESHed for Cotton Candy

Good morning all! I hope all of you had a safe and fun Independence Day. So another round of FaMEShed has started. It is officially my new favorite monthly event since I'm such a mesh addict. One of the outfits I picked up is from coldLogic, called Swift and its perfect after a day at the beach. And I can't get enough of the beach outfits and summer settings right now. There are four color options and of course I went with cotton candy, I'm just crazy about pink!


So there are two new things about my post. This is the first time I edited a photo using my Wacom tablet. It's hard to get used to but oh so nice! I was also inspired by the talented Harlow Heslop to add a water splash, as seen here. Although she did it a while back, I wasn't confident enough to try it until now. Although it came out okay, I think I'll leave this kind of photo manipulation to people with more PS talent and knowledge. And the best way to end a day at the beach? A sugary sweet snack!


Credit
Skin- Al vulo!- Polly 2 natural cleavage in caramel
Nails- Mandala- Medium
Sunglasses- Izzie's- Oversized sunglasses color changeable
Hair- Truth- Ashlee streaked in Swedish
Outfit- coldLogic @FaMESHed- Swift in Cotton Candy
Feet- SLink- Mesh Feet
Poses- Adorkable and Focus Poses (a freebie I had picked up at Zombiepopcorn carnival)
Location- Crossing Currents

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

So just a quick post today as it is a holiday in the US. Happy 4th of July everyone! I've been hanging onto this pose from Captivity Co since the first round of Fluid started. I knew I wanted to use it for the 4th of July. Bouncer Criss of Pixel Phasion 4 Men was kind enough to pose with me. So go out and enjoy your day! Eat until you burst, drink a lot and enjoy some fireworks with loved ones.


My Credits
Skin- Al vulo!- Polly 2 natural cleavage in caramel
Hair- Lelutka- Jolie in Marilyn
Top- .evolve.- Katy Tank in cherry @Summer by the Sea Gatcha
Shorts- mon tissu- Hanalei Shorts in beige
Feet- SLink- Mesh feet
Pose- Captivity Co
Deck and Furniture- Funky Junk

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Charisma's Digits


So Miss Strawberry Singh challenged us to show our digits to see how the introduction of mesh has affected our shapes. When she asked for our digits last year I didn't have a blog and I was actually still on my two year break from SL. But I thought I'd still do this post anyway and put in my two cents about mesh and my shape. First I'll answer a few questions though.


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 love mesh and it has changed my fashion in SL greatly. When I came back to SL in January I was really confused about the concept of mesh. But with a little time and understanding I began to embrace it. I find I am almost always wearing mesh these days.

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

Yes I have changed my shape for mesh. I fit into a medium and find that I have to shrink down my butt quite a bit to fit. The large is just too big.

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 honestly know nothing about the mesh deformer so I don't think I can answer this question. I probably should do some research.


I really do love mesh. But with standard sizing I've found that I've had to shrink my butt way down to fit into a medium which drives me crazy. The large is just way too big. I honestly can't do mesh bikinis or lingerie. I have one mesh bikini that I'll only wear the top to because I can't stand how much I have to change my butt for the bottoms. I do have a mesh shape that I use to fit into SS medium, but its not me. I know that things take time and hopefully the evolution of mesh will find clothes that fit the curvier me.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Modern Day Cinderella

Happy Monday everyone! I have another look from Fairy Tales 2012 to show you. I saw this lovely dress from Tee*fy at the event and the color made me think of Cinderella. Obviously it isn't poofy and long like the Disney Cinderella we are all so familiar with, so I decided to give you a modernized look. It comes in two versions, one with the sheer front cut out and one without. I added the Fairy Crystal Pumps from Ison because Cinderella just isn't the beloved princess we know without them. If you don't want the traditional clear look, they are color change!


I had a really hard time trying to find the right setting for this look. I think I went sim hopping for a good hour before I decided to head back to the Fairy Tales event and pick up a pose scene from Tableau Vivant. I decided on the scene Lake Bodom, which has a dreamy feel to it. So if you still haven't been to Fairy Tales yet, go already!


Credits
Skin- Al vulo!- Polly 2 natural cleavage in caramel
Eyes- Ikon- Utopia eyes in purple+blue
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long
Nails- Mandala- Medium
Hair- Lelutka- Athena in Marilyn
Earrings- Mandala- Pearl rain 2
Dress- Tee*fy @Fairy Tales 2012- Adelaide Basic Romper in Ice Cutout Version
Shoes- ISON @Fairy Tales 2012- Fairy Crystal Pumps
Pose Prop Scene- Tableau Vivant @Fairy Tales 2012- Lake Bodom