It’s CHRISTMASSSSSSSSSSSS..

…nearly.. I vowed not to do much christmassy on my blog until at LEAST December, we’re almost there and I have caved.

TROMPE LOEIL! WHAT IN THE WORLD… this is gorgeous!  Cory has outdone herself once again with this fabulous Advent Calender!    It will be available from tomorrow at The Arcade and is an interactive beauty!  The Advent Calender itself is free, it’s the keys you are playing for, and for only $L25 a pop!  The Calender is a gorgeous piece of work and after you rez your key, you get to watch the corresponding door open, the star light up and you are offered your prize!   Do remember to click accept, you won’t get a second chance at the item, you’d have to get a new key!   The doors can then be closed again so you can open and close them, keep it for decor, do what you want!  The prizes inside vary, as you can tell from just the few I opened below.  You can get lanterns, bows, snowflakes, tree decor… everything is so cute! I love this idea!  Do remember if you are trading keys if it says USED it will NOT work on your calender, once the key is used it’s pretty much useless, except for decor!

Advent Calender @ Trompe Loeil

Also on the christmas theme today… Schadenfreude have these gorgeous lil… I dunno what they are.. dolls? ornaments? wonderful things out for FLF!  It’s a little preview of the items that will be available at The Arcade, and I for one am super excited about these, because they are SO EFFIN CUTE!

Schadenfreude @ FLF

A mini look of the day from a few new thingers!  The skin is from PXL and is the Gaia With Love Hunt Gift!!  She’s a pale, pink beauty.  Maybe not your everyday skin, but definitely very lovely and best of all it’s a hunt gift so it’s super cheap!  Such a great bargain.   I paired with with one of the awesome new jacket/top combos from Blueberry, my oh my.. these are delicious!   A Leather Jacket with a Tank underneath, and each Jacket Colour… and there are a few, comes with various colours of tank too!!!  I then pulled on the sexy mini skirt that is new from Red Mint.   These are very versatile and come either alone, or with showing underwear, that you can colour via hud.  I chose to wear it solo, but the underwear is a kind of tanga style with the strings your hips, the sizing for these is different too, you get between sizes so you should find a good match to your size.   Also worn is one of Truth’s newer styles, still one of my faves, pose is from aDORKable!

LoTD - 30/11/12

Here is a brief peek at some of the colour options/combos you can find for the Blueberry Jackets, I really love the texturing on these babies, shiny but soft, not fake looking… just plain old sexy.  Pretty sure you’ll find a colour that suits you, and what you wear!

New @ Blueberry

Finally for today some eyes from Adore & Abhor for FLF!! You get all 5 in the pack and these are some starry looking beauties!   With a bit of a galatic theme, these eyes aren’t your every day eyes up close, but from a distance you can’t see the superb detailing, so it’s up to you to wear them in close ups so you get the feel of them, or far away where they look like regular, gorgeous eyes! YAY!

Adore & Abhor @ FLF

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With Love 2012

It’s nearly upon us, the hunt series we all look forward to!  The With Love Hunt 2012 bought to you by Chic Management begins this weekend!  There are so many wonderful items from some of the best, most loved designers on the grid, as well as some fresh new faces!  Here are just three looks  you can get from doing it!  Each item will be $L10, it’s the steal of the century!

First look consists of the most gorrrrrgeous skin from Glam Affair!  It’s so soft and pretty and with beautiful blue eyes and a peachy keen lips! So kissable!  I paired that with the Glow Necklace and the Somnia Dress!  The necklace comes in an array of colours/metals and the dress comes in various colours too!! SOOOO CUTE!!!!

With Love Hunt - Look 1

The next look is also privy to a wonderful skin!  This is the pinktastic version of Alyx from Pink Fuel that will be available.  She’s so cute and innocent looking with her pearly pink lips and muted pink eyeshadow!   I decided that this skin was best suited to wear with one of the PaperDoll items available, I do love this dress, but I will say this is the L size I am wearing and it still makes me look quite tiny from the waist down, the boobs look great tho!   Also worn with this get up is the stunning set from Cae.  No picture could do the set justice, it’s so detailed and pretty, and it comes in various metals too!

With Love Hunt - Look 2

Finally, another set I really couldn’t do justice, the piercing available from HoD!  It comes in a selection of textures, I chose one of the special textures for the set “Tinsel”!   It’s a beautiful blue/pink hue.  Now, I am really rather crap at placing piercings that don’t autofit my face, but I gave it a shot!  There are two parts to the piercing, the one you can see on the neckline area, and the face one, they are pretty intricate and there are several piercings in each set, but they’re so pretty!

With Love Hunt - HoD

 

Can’t wait to see what else will be available!!

Amberlying Along…

YESSSSSSSS AMBERLY!!!!! Oh my gosh I’ve been seeing teasers for days, weeks, months!!! Ok.. just days and now *I* am the one teasing and oh my gosh, I can only echo what everyone else has said and say.. this might be my fave Glam Affair skin thus far.

Amberly comes in six tones, all very beautiful and realistic, not a smack of tango orange in sight, which is great.  They are the same tones from Roza, but I’ve thrown them together to show you for a recap, if you need one!  The shading on the bodies is delectable, as always, the ass is pert, the boobs are lush, the cleavage is perfect, their isn’t a seam in sight, yes! Even I managed to tear myself away from my face and stare at my boobs for a while. go me.

Glam Affair | Amberly | Tones

Amberly comes in 12 makeups and as usual, a clean face.  I have just showcased the makeups below, and you can find the clean face a bit further down.  I do believe there is a little something for everyone in the release from your understated muted nudes, to your more vibrant vivid red lips and autumnal plums.  The thing I love most about this release is the lips, that slight hint of gloss.  For so long a lot of lips have been coming out sans gloss and while they are gorgeous and lovely, a lil bit never hurt anyone, I think I look thoroughly kissable!   The button nose is just aSDLFJAS I don’t have the words and the thing that always, no matter what, stands out for me about Glam Affair skins is the fact their eye makeup is always perfection on an eyelid, there is never a stretched texture, never a grainy look… always just gorgeous.

Glam Affair | Amberly | Makeups

The eyebrows on these babies are also ASLDFJAS.  They are soft, and lovely and the colours are wonderful!  You can get Blonde, Dark, Raven and Red…. the Raven isn’t jet black, so you can mix and match it with the darker browns in your hair collection too.  They are definitely more defined and soft than the past eyebrows, or am I just in a dreamy love bubble?!

Glam Affair | Amberly | Brows

Also in this release, amongst the usual good stuff, is a bunch of freckles, both for the face and body.  I threw on some for the face so you can get a quick glance.  There are full face, over the bridge of the nose, then 2 sets of beauty marks/moles/freckles too!    They come in a few different strengths of colour, so they do match the lighter and darker tones.  Overall I can’t say enough good words about the Amberly Skin, it’s so pretty, so well made.. it really is one of those skins that you know you have to have, if you don’t demo it at least, you’ll be a sad sack! :(

Glam Affair | Amberly | Freckles

Now… RENEE!! This is a Renee pre-release teaser… these gorgeous specimens are coming to The Arcade in December, 15 of the finest skins you can find all ready for your gacha loving!  I know last time there was a slurry of OMGGG do you have this skin, do you have that skin? I NEED A SWAP, I NEED A 7 going on because they were some of the hottest items there, I think this year is going to be the same except there are MORE to want to own!!  There is a wonderful mix of fantasy, light, dark, pure looking, sinful looking… it’s a good old mix for sure and I haev a few faves, sure, but all of them are simply divine.  I have been so lucky to get a fair few Arcade Sneak Peeks from some of the top designers, I can’t wait to go and throw my money around in there, I really can’t!!!!

Glam Affair | Renee @ The Arcade

The Arcade opens REALLY soon! Get ready, I know I am!

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Hair by Elikatira | Eyes by IKON

It’s a Mans World…

..or is it?  PFFT I SAY!  Kavar just released 3 mens hairs and hairbases to match over at Exile, but I said PFFT! to them being mens and put them on myself, and I think, if I do say so myself, they are mighty fine!

New @ Exile

Sexy Action News, Days Go By and Revolver are indeed all meant for the male of the species, but we all know that women can sometimes do it better… Ok so this may not look better on me than it does on my man, but I sure as hell know that they fit girls just fine!  So don’t be put off, ladies!  Get on over there and Demo your little faces off!  I opted for nice pinky hues in two of the hairs, and a black gold in the hat hair because I wanted to match both the gorgeous dark brows and the subtle hints of pink make up the TDR Essences Maria Skin I am wearing!

So women of the world… GET YOUR MAN ON!   Not literally, just their hair.

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An Eventful Time!

There are still an abundance of events going on, hell, when ISN’T there an abundance of events going on!?! But some of the best ones I’ve been to are still rocking, and some of the best I have yet to go to… are almost upon us!

First a look at a few bits that are coming up for The Arcade from Sways and Pididdle!

I CANNOT. CAN.NOT with how gorgeous these items from Sway are. These Clocks might actually be some of the best items I’ve seen in SL, ever. The work that must have gone into them is mindblowing. The texturing on them is simply divine and they are the cutest things EVER!!!! There is something for everyone, I believe, that will fit into the decor of anyones room, and if not.. just get them because they are fookin’ adorbs.

Sways @ The Arcade - Coming Soon

There are 10 to collect, each with their own mini theme, moving pendulums and working time, the land impact of these babies is only 5LI too!  I’ve taken a few close up shots of the main feature of the clocks, and I can’t stop looking at it because it’s THAT pretty!!!    I imagine these will be one of the hottest swap/sought after items at The Arcade this round!

Sways @ The Arcade | Close Ups - Coming Soon

Also coming to The Arcade are these wonderful necklaces from Pididdle, you can see the whole collection here and below are a couple The Review Collective was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at!  You can see Holy Water, Silver Glitter, Some Teeth I Found and Butterfly below… I know I’ll be playing till my lindens are GONE to collect all the others especially Dust Bunnies and Last Years Winter!   They come in a cord style necklace and the jar is finished off with a cute bow as you can see, some fine work here guys.

Pididdle @ The Arcade - Coming Soon

Finally a little mini look of the day for you, just to showcase some items from ongoing events, and upcoming ones!   The skin I am wearing is the Essences With Love Hunt 2012 item and she is a beauty!  Saga – With Love <3 is a pale pink princess, fit for a queen though!   I decided to pair her with the Eku Top from Geometry for UnhingedSL, I Digress Hair from Clawtooth still available at Collabor88 and both the Noodles Hair Clip and BeeHive Antenna from Bees Through the Seasons

Mini LoTD - Events!

I do hope you take a look at the events still going on, you can find details from events i’ve covered on my Store Locations Page along with any SLURL or blog details on them, if available!

<3

Credits

Hair: Clawtooth | I Digress | Classic Brunette *Collabor88*
Eyes: IKON | Eternal | Field
Skin: Essences | Saga Skin | With Love Top: Geometry | Eku Crop | Black *UnghingedSL*
Hair Clip: Noodles | Collect Some Honey Hair Clip | Gold *Bees Through the Seasons*
Antenna: BeeHive | Bees Antenna | Black *Bees Through the Seasons*
Pose: *Frooti

SL Blogger Support: Inspire Me: Week 4: Day 1 – For the One That Has Everything…

Wellllll… I don’t have everything in SL, who does? But I do have enough shoes, hair, dresses, sofas, houses, trees, eyeliners… etc etc to last me for a good while, although having more of anything is always good.. out with the old, in with the new and all that jazz.. but when you’re really struggling at what to give someone who you truly believe has everything… here is a hint:

DON’T JUDGE.. some of these pics are YEARS old

Give them a hug, give them a shoulder, give them a squeeze, wipe their tears, give them the power to believe in themselves, give them 5 mins of your time, give them encouraging words, give them a good talking to if they are being an idiot, give them the hammer to break down your walls, give them the chance to show you how truly awesome they are, and how awesome you are, give them what you can, when you can… give them your trust, give them your thoughts, share laughs with them, help them through a bad day, just sit with them in silence and enjoy it, give them a tickle if they are sad, allow them to punch you cos you hate being tickled, give them a chance to prove they won’t let you down, just give them you.

Sometimes, all you need is to know that they won’t let you down, they won’t let you fall, they will prop you up when you do, they will tell you you’re being an ass but hug you close at the same time, they will not give up on you, no matter what…

Sometimes it’s not about the material things, is it?

<3 new profile piccy!

Tis The Season for some Decor…

Tra la la la la, la la la la… yeah ok don’t worry, I’m not doing Christmas posts.. YET XD

I haven’t posted some furniture for a good week or so, so let me bring you a few of the new things I’ve acquired over the last few days!  Please click through for the flickr link and bigger pictures.

I really love this item from Conspiracy Theory for this months Zodiac… you can plainly see what it is.. a bow and arrow picture frame thinger!   It’s dreamy and lovely and is a great talking piece for any room, I decided this one was going in my bedroom, well one of them.. we’re between houses at the minute, as in I have 3345345 rezzed and just keep going I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DOOOOO with them.  But I knew this needed to be in one of them, Ewan makes some unique items and this beautiful.

Conspiracy Theory @ Zodiac

This is the item from DIGS for the Monochrome Hunt!  It’s a Silver Lining Dresser, it is soooo cute, and will suit any room, even if the rest of your decor isn’t grey/silver/monochrome.   It’s not a huge piece and fits neatly into a corner, or you can decorate around it, making it a gorgeous centrepiece.  DIGS has some awesome items, and this hunt item is a steal!  Make sure you check it out.

DIGS for Monochrome Hunt

Finally we have a teaser! Yes, i’m sorry.. these bad boys won’t be out until the December round of The Arcade opens! I am not blessed enough to be an Arcade Blogger, but I did manage to get my excited little hands on these signs from What Next! These are SO effin’ cute you are going to view them as Pokemon and want to catch them all!

These cute, mesh signs are availabe in many different offerings, you probably need to click through for a bigger/better picture, but oh my gosh!!!  You can get bathroom ones, kitchen ones, winter ones, beach ones!!!  There are a bunch of common and a couple of rares, so you won’t have a hard time getting them all, hopefully!   I can’t wait for The Arcade to open, last time I spent more than my tier on Hamsters and Spice Jars… so this time i’m hoping I can just tone it down a notch, but judging by the teasers i’ve seen so far.. I don’t see that happening!!!

What Next coming soon for The Arcade

*SLURLS, if available, are on the Store Locations Page at the top of the blog!

BOOBS

I went and did it, I purchased the new mesh boobs from Lolas… TANGO! I already had the other Lolas, and I’ve never worn them, I could never get them to look good, or right, or not ridiculous… so I shoved them to the back of my inventory in a huff, but when I heard the mesh ones suited a lot better, and some of my fav skin makers started making appliers, I took the plunge. I haven’t gone naked in them yet, but I must say I find them a lot more natural looking than the sculpty ones for sure!

LoTD | 25-11-12

Cynful released a few new things and amongst them was this understated turtleneck dress, of course Cynful stuff comes with appliers, and these had Tango ones so it was like it was meant to be! The dress is shown here in RosyBrown but it comes in a variety of colours, a mesh neck piece (which I just realised is missing.. THANKS ATTACHMENT POINTS ASDLFJASLDFJ… sorry, I can’t get back on to SL atm so just pretend I have the piece on DOH) and mesh skirt flaps in varying sizes. It also comes with different length sleeves too!

The hair you can see is the Beehive style from Beetlebones that is currently on sale at the Bees Through the Seasons Event!  It’s a gorgeous mesh style and I am excited to see hair from BB!  Also worn are the new MESH nails from Jamman! I blogged a while back about Jamman nails in great detail.. (see here) but they have now been remade in mesh, obvs.   Below is the ULTRA HUD, it comes, as you can see with a HUGE array of options.  Each tab on the left opens a new colour/pattern selection (the colourful area with all the nails!), so you can just about work out there are over 800 options!  Not only that, there are two new nail “lengths”… they are “cat” and “snake”… so yep, you can now claw peoples eyes out or fork them in the face! YAY!

Jamman | Mesh Nail HUD

That’s it for now, it’s been a struggle as I took the pics, uploaded to flickr and I am currently mobile blogging on my tablet while Mr Willis studies on the PC, so I hope it works as it should!

*SLURLS, if available, can be found on the Store Locations Page

Credits

Hair: BBSalon | Beehive Messy Half Do | Rose 2 *Bees Through the Seasons*
Eyes: IKON | Eternal | Field
Skin: Leafy | Amethyst | Warm | Pure
Dress: Cynful | Vale’s Turtleneck Dress | RosyBrown 3/4 Sleeve *NEW*
Boobs: Lolas | Tango  *NEW*
Nails: Jamman | Ultra Mesh Fingernails  *NEW*
Pose: *Frooti

Saturday Brunch!

Hallo, ratfans! A few more new things for you to peruse today!

We have two new gorgeous hairs at Truth! Nyx and Jade are both 50% off this weekend, so it’s a bargain, grab them while they’re hot AND cheap!  I might actually be in love with both of them this time!  I love the loose braiding around the front of Nyx, I do love me a good bit of braid, and of course Jade is a bit swept to the side, so perfect for pictures, which I love!   I paired them with the Somnia Top available at Zodiac for Sagittarius.  There are two styles, Crooked and Straight Arrow.. and both come in oodles of colours.  I presume they mean that there are two types of Sagittarius… and I think I fit this one to a tee, I am by no means completely wild (except in the be.. nvm) but I am definitely more on the crooked path than the straight, i’m a lil bit of a nutter at times and that suits me fine!  I love to have fun and follow my heart, I love to laugh and smile, but I love to use my intelligence too, I’m a bit of everything Sagittarius are said to be, but that depends on what you read ;)

New @ Truth & Somnia

The skin I wear is the gorgeous new Amethyst from Leafy!  Ok it’s not new new, but it’s not old!   There are 6 tones to choose from, ranging from a smooth china white, to a richer, darker brown… all of the skins come with various eyebrow options, cleavage and the normal things you’d find in the Leafy packs!

Amethyst @ Leafy | Tones

Each pack has 12 makeups, 2 variations on most colours with either shadow, or liner… then a couple of randoms thrown in, like the pure, and the scene style eyes.   Leafy skins are beautiful, I do hope that Kaethe brings out some lipsticks for these skins, as you can see a lot of them are similar, but strikingly beautiful!   I really love how smooth the skin looks, and how well they fit my little face!   The mole you can see is on the skin, so if you’re not a fan of moles/beauty marks, please do demo before you try!

Amethyst @ Leafy

 

*SLURLS can be found on the Store Locations page if available

I’m a DORK!

… addict! I love aDorkable poses, and I know there has been a whole pose appreciation week going on, but I couldn’t even narrow it down to 7 posemakers I adore, so I didn’t join in.. that and as a former/onhiatus/lostmojo posemaker, sometimes I feel a little awkward going OMGAHHHH LOVE THESE, but I don’t care rn because I DO love Dorks poses, they are always so natural, so gorgeous, never a broken limb or a misplaced joint and somehow they always make me smile, like the comical set I will show you, obviously poses are hard to get across emotion wise sometimes, because of the deadpan SL face, but you pop on a laugh or a smile emote with them and you know they are just perfect for the job!

So let’s show you the Comical ones first!  They come in the usual style of 5 to a pack, each with a mirrored option, I just love them, so cute!

Adorkable @ Zodiac - Comical

We then have the Clever pack, as a Sagittarius myself, I do love these because I may not be as Clever as I am Comical (toot toot own horn), I can actually do a quiz and kick ass, I might not be the brighest spark in the firework but I sure as hell try to burn the brighest, in a subtle way :P  These again are adorable, and a bit more “look at me, i’m awesome” than “look at me, i’m dying laughing”, I love both packs!  Also worn in this pictures is the Drift top available from Zodiac, a lovely mesh piece :)… the boots I blogged previously and are from Lassitude & Ennui for UnhingedSL, hair is Truth and jeans are my fav from fri.day.

Adorkable @ Zodiac - Clever

Thrown in for good measure, and cos it’s sexy as all hell, in a cold sorta way… Wynter from Belleza which is today’s FLF item!!  I’m just going to say it, if you don’t get this, you’re an idiot.  It’s SO pretty!!!   My eyes are from IKON and I still need to go back and buy the entire store!

FLF @ Belleza - Wynter

 

*SLURLS can be found on the Store Locations page if available