Friday, March 25, 2016

Skin Fair 2016! (Also... HI)

Hi, SL Peeps!

I can't post as often as I'd like. But I'd still like to post every now and then. All the glittery things at the Skin Fair make it necessary anyway.

My friend, Molls - the Queen of Carnage - and I recently visited SF2016 and found several goodies, like these skins. And mine eyes. And my lipsticks.


WHAT WE'RE WEARING (or not):
  • AMABEANS
BODY STUFFS
HEAD: CaTwa / Annie

SKIN: Atelier Pepe / Kiana - @SF2016 Exclusive, SIM 2!
-- Available in espresso tone only
-- package includes CaTwa applier and Belleza, Maitreya and SLink body appliers

EYES: #adored / Daydream Eyes / honey - @SF2016 Exclusive, SIM 1!

LIPSTICK: Shakeup! / Lena Lips - @SF2016 Exclusive, SIM 2!

ACCESSORIES
NECKLACE: (Yummy) / Guardian Charms / Silver

BRACELET: [BUC] x BENJAMINZ / Feather Moon Phase Bracelet



  • MOLLS
BODY STUFFS:
HEAD: CaTwa / Gwen

SKIN: [MUDSKIN] / Kira - @SF2016 Exclusive, SIM 2!
-- CaTwa Applier ONLY

HAIR: .Olive. / Elisa

TATTOO: Inhale. / Dear Insanity

ACCESSORIES:
SEPTUM RING: MONS /

POSE:
.RIDIC. / Sisters

(Molls' eyebrows and freckles appliers, name of septum ring AND RIDIC poses LM will be added tomorrow; Molls and I are separated by six hours!)

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You only have two days before SF2016 ends, so GET THERE! Here are the two sim maps:



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hi and Bye

Hello all!

It's been a while since I posted.

I will not be blogging for the foreseeable future. My reasons are based on both the good and bad happening in RL. It's this combination of things that sorta... precludes my ability to blog. And surely, there are bloggers who would enjoy having a chance to blog for the brands who have sponsored me, so it is only fair that I give up the spot for someone who CAN give the designers/events what they ask for.

I have enjoyed my time as a blogger. I first started blogging in 2011 under my first avatar, so it's definitely not an easy decision to make. It is a necessary one, though.

I'll leave the bloggo up for perhaps a week because you might want to grab the URLs of some of my favorite bloggers. It's to the right.

You, my dear readership, have been the best. I hope this blog directed you toward some of the best brands SL has to offer.

I believe that's it!

(Also, I am not leaving SL at all. I just won't be able to blog!)

à demain...

Ama

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Bright Lights


PHOTO COLLAGE: :HAIKEI: @ Shiny Shabby!

TWINKLING BIRCH: Apple Fall [The Gatekeeper's Gacha; 45L per play]

DRESS FORM: Apple Fall [Vintage France gacha; 75L per play]

ENTRYWAY TABLE: tarte. @ Collabor88!

HORSEY: dust bunny. @ Collabor88!

LAMP: Kalopsia @ Lost & Found!

OLD BOOKS with COFFEE: Soy. @ Collabor88!

CARDBOARD TREES: floorplan. @ The Chapter Four!
-- texture change via touch 

TIN BOXES: [keke] @ Arcade! [HURRY HURRY HURRY! Ends today!]

RETRO ELECTRONIC HEATER: Soy. @ kustom9! [Retro Heater gacha; 49L per play]

CURTAIN: [zerkalo] @ Collabor88!

STACK o' PRESENTS: dust bunny. @ Collabor88!

RUGS: Apt B [Snuggle Up gacha; 59L per play]

CAT with YARN: Tentacio [My Life With a Cat gacha; 55L per play]

KNITTING STUFFS: -tres blah- @ Arcade! [KEY] [HURRY HURRY HURRY! Ends today!]

PAPERS: :HAIKEI: @ Shiny Shabby!

BOX: Kalopsia

STACK o' BLANKETS: Half-Deer @ kustom9!

BED: Trompe Loeil

CLOCHES: The Loft

PET HANGER: Kalopsia @ SaNaRae! [Pet Pal Hanger gacha; 25L per play]
-- AD:



ON ME:

SKIN[theSkinnery] / Sienna / Ebony 

-- CATWA mesh head appliers ONLY!
-- Available in all EIGHT of theSkinnery's tones
-- Each tone includes 12 skins (FOUR brows -No/Red/Châtain/Dark Brows- x THREE skin types - natural, dimpled and freckled)
HEAD: CATWA / Annie
 
SHIRT: ISON / Shoulder Cut-Out Tank / Mint
 
CAT: (fashionably dead) [Cats gacha; 50L per play]
SOCKS: =Zenith= [Winter Clothing gacha; 75L per play] - @ kustom9!

A piece for you...

Here's a preview, from two video comments:

Not a numbers guy but noticed this was 150,000 hits for Beth's theme. Music for the weary, tired, broken, fragile, melancholy. A melody for the soul. But more than that, a prayer of a song. Hope, even when life is hard and every breath is an effort. Can you feel it? The piano playing in unison with the pulse of the universe. Oh, the heartbeat of the cosmos. How beautiful. How true. We are the stars.
-- YT user

Everytime I hear this I start to cry. For those of us fortunate enough to never have experienced a difficult loss like Beth, this soundscape translates it beautifully right to the heart.
-- YT user 





Friday, December 18, 2015

The Answer That Wasn't


BODY STUFFS
SKIN[theSkinnery] / Daisy 5  @ Arcade! [KEY]
-- NO MESH HEAD APPLIERS
BODY and HANDSMaitreya / Lara
HAIR: !Oleander / Libby
-- includes color-change HUD for cap
-- These are the three versions the hair comes with:
 
EYES: #adored / moon eyes / Dark Brown - a
--  includes system and mesh eyes; two versions for each color
MOUTH: [PXL] / SweetLips / 02

CLOTHES
JACKET: {Reverie} / Nico Fringe Jacket / Navi
-- Includes SLink, Belleza, Maitreya (Experimental), standard mesh sizes and fitted size
-- Nine colors available! Each include belt HUD (changes metal)
SHORTS: TETRA / Skinny Jeans / Gray
-- Standard mesh sizes and Maitreya
SHOES: :::LP::: / Noelle_Platform Heel / Mocha
-- For SLink MID feet only!
 
ACCESSORIES
BAG: Ninety / ToteBag / Winter Red - @ kustom9!
-- Three bag positions: elbow, hand and shoulder
-- Four versions: green, plaid, red and (hounds)tooth 
RINGS: Kibitz / Crystal Ring Set / Copper - - @ kustom9!
-- Fits for SLink and Maitreya hands
-- Available in the usual Kibitz metals: copper, gold, onyx and silver

POSES
SECOND and FOURTH: Label Motion / Rebeca

Monday, December 7, 2015

Home for the Holidays (PART TWO)

First, a correction: The Dust Bunny Poppy Cottage has FIVE rooms, not just four. For some reason, I'd forgotten the door in the living room isn't just drawn on; it opens! And it opens into a room, like doors so often do!

That said, let's see some more of this cottage. Here's my cozy nook:



BASKET with BLANKET: Dust Bunny. @ Arcade! [KEY]

YELLOW LAB PUPPY: O.M.E.N. @ Arcade! [KEY]

PUPPY TREATS: Half-Deer @ The Chapter Four!

SOFA and CANOPY: [zerkalo] [All White collection]

BAUBLE CHANDELIER: Uncertain Smile @ Winter Trend 2015!

COFFEE TABLE: DRD [The Studios gacha; 50L per play]

WHITE ROSE PITCHER: Dust Bunny. @ Arcade! [KEY]

RUG: floorplan.
-- texture-change by touch!

PILLOWS: Llorisen

STAG WALL DECOR: Fancy Decor

TWINKLY TWIGGLY TREE THINGER: Ariskea @ Tannenbaum!

BASKET TABLE: Dust Bunny. @ Arcade! [KEY]

FOX FRAME: floorplan.



And ze bedroom:




PENDANT LAMPS
FRAMES (unlinked and moved about)
ROSES
COFFEE TABLE
SIDE TABLE
SOFA
RUG
Ariskea @ Arcade! [KEY]

BED: Vagabond

BED CLUTTER: {vespertine} @ Arcade! [KEY]

LAMP and JEWELRY BOX: Dust Bunny. @ Arcade! [KEY]

DRESS: =EliBaily= [Dover Clothes gacha; 50L per play]
-- texture-change dress and hanger 

GRAMOPHONE: *bbqq*

WALL and FLOOR CLUTTER: Lark @ Arcade! [KEY]

BASKET: [zerkalo] (All White collection)

PILLOW: [zerkalo] [Vintage Treasures gacha; 75L per play]

CAT: Tentacio - [My Life With a Cat gacha; 55L per play]


Friday, December 4, 2015

Home for the Holidays (PART ONE)


Have I mentioned? This Dust Bunny cottage is fabulous! Living room, kitchen, nook, bedroom... what else could a woman ask for? Okay. Puppies:


Want more? OKAY THEN!


PIANO: :HAIKEI: [Collaboration School gacha; 68L per play] [KEY]

CLOCK: Ariskea @ Arcade! [KEY]

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN CALENDAR: Alouette
-- As you may already know, Scarlet passed away in May 2015. But you can still buy things from her store.

MINI TREE: [zerkalo] @ Arcade! [KEY] - [Tinted]

SIDE TABLE: Dust Bunny. [Springtime gacha; 50L per play] [KEY]

TWINKLY TWIG THINGER: Dust Bunny. [A Warm Winter gacha; 50L per play] [KEY]

COAT RACK with BOOTS: -tres blah- @ Arcade! [KEY]

CANDLE STAND: [zerkalo] @ The Chapter Four!



MEDICINE CABINET: junk.

RADIO: -tres blah- [Bon Voyage gacha; 50L per play] [KEY]

CHAIRS, YARN BASKET, RUG: Dust Bunny. @ Arcade! [KEY]

JACKALOPE: Half-Deer @ Arcade! [KEY]

FRAMES: floorplan.

TWINKLY TWIGGY TREE THINGER: Ariskea @ Tannenbaum!

CHRISTMAS LETTERBOX: {vespertine} (from last year's Snowflake Hunt; no longer available)

FOOT RUB-tres blah- @ Arcade! [KEY]

SCATTERED PAPERS: floorplan. @ kustom9!

RADIATOR TABLE: floorplan. @ Collabor88!


"LET IT SNOW" SIGN: -tres blah- @ Arcade! [KEY]

BABYBREATH VASE: Dust Bunny. [Springtime gacha; 50L per play] [KEY]



FIREPLACE: {vespertine} @ Arcade! [KEY]

CHRISTMAS POSTCARD COLLECTION: floorplan.

COUCH: Scarlet Creative

PLANTS CABINET: Dust Bunny. [Springtime gacha; 50L per play] [KEY]

CLOCK TABLE: Pixel Mode

TEA TRAY: -tres blah- @ Arcade! [RARE] [KEY]

MINIATURE FELT TREES: {vespertine} (from last year's Snowflake Hunt; no longer available)



TIN HOUSES; SNOWMAN FIGURINE: -tres blah- @ Arcade! [KEY]

NAUGHTY TREATS for SANTA: Stockholm&Lima (POOR GINGERBREAD MAN!)

POSTCARD HOLDER: junk. [Homespun Junk gacha; 50L per play] [KEY]


CURTAINS: Ariskea @ Arcade! [KEY]

CHAIR and CHRISTMAS PRESENTS with BOW: Kalopsia @ Lost and Found!

BUNNY (in chair) and TOYS: Kalopsia @ Tannenbaum!

CHRISTMAS TREE: {anc} [Noel gacha; 50L per play] [RARE] [KEY]

OTHER CHRISTMAS PRESENTS: Alouette; {vespertine} (from last year's Snowflake Hunt; no longer available)

DEER RUG: [CIRCA] Living

PUPPY STOCKING STUFFER: O.M.E.N. @ Arcade! [RARE] [KEY]

BOX o' ORNAMENTSDust Bunny. [A Warm Winter; 50L per play] [KEY]


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TREE TOPPER (in first picture): TORO. @ Tannenbaum! [RARE] [KEY]
-- [Tree Hugger's Christmas Tree Topper gacha; 25L per play]

FLOTTANTE PUPPY: {anc}


Monday, November 30, 2015

Dust Bunny @ The Arcade!

ARE YOU EXCITED??!? You should be, for the December 2015 round of ze Arcade is opening tomorrow! In fact, it will open in a little over 15 hours from the time of this blog post.

If you're not yet excited, take a gander at this Dust Bunny cottage, one of the two RARE cottages from Noel's gacha collection:


Over the next few days, I'll be taking and sharing some snaps of the cottage's interior. It's got (what I've designated as) a super spacious living room, a kitchen, a cozy nook and an upstairs loft (perfect for a bedroom!)

STAY TUNED!

... and also, fire up those LetMeIn HUDs. Don't give me that face; I know you have one.

(Snow Bear is from Half-Deer @ Collabor88!)

Friday, November 27, 2015

BUENO's Spirit Dresses @ Kustom9!


Bueno's Spirit dresses are available in hooded and no-hood versions, and in SLink/fitted and standard mesh sizes. Colors up for purchase are black, blue, bronze, red and silver.

Moi, the FIRST:
SKIN[theSkinnery] / Sienna / Ebony - @ Collabor88!

-- CATWA mesh head appliers ONLY!
-- Available in all EIGHT of theSkinnery's tones
-- Each tone includes 12 skins (FOUR brows -No/Red/Châtain/Dark Brows- x THREE skin types - natural, dimpled and freckled)
HAIR: little bones. / Break / Brunettes/Browns - @ uber!
NECKLACE: Eclat / Geometric Necklace / Silver
CUFF and RING: Eclat / Multiset /Tube Bracelet; Tube Ring

Moi, the SECOND:

SKIN: Essences / Nurain / Dark01 - @ kustom9!
-- CATWA mesh head appliers ONLY!
-- Each tone includes base skins (cleavage and no cleavage) and six brow options through CaTwa applier HUD.
HAIR: Olive. / The Blake Hair / Brunettes - @ uber!
EARRINGS and NECKLACE: Maxi Gossamer / Angel Arrow

Moi, the THIRD:

SKIN: [theSkinnery] / Estee / Mocca
HAIR: Mithral / Glycerin - @ kustom9!
NECKLACE: Maxi Gossamer / Captured Love Heart
RING: LUXE. / Hipsta Rings - @ kustom9!
BAG: =Zenith= / Leather Bow Bucket Bag / Black - @ kustom9!


EDIT: I forgot to mention; I'm using the CATWA Annie mesh head. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Where We Became No-one


Dust Bunny's Willow Farmhouse @ C88!

Soy's Ginkgo leaves @ C88!
-- fully modifiable so you can tint and resize!

{what next}'s Lisbeth's Garden Blanket and Decor!

Skye's Four Season Oak Tree (RIGHT)

Little Branch's Giant Maple {All Seasons} (LEFT)

(Thanks to Mr. Awesome for transforming my land from "sorta-lumpy" to "pleasantly shaped.")

Annnnnnd with the help and company of Blair, co-owner of Remarkable Oblivion, and Dearra Silbersztein, I decorated the dining room!


TABLE: NOMAD / Country Table @ Flux Ser Mer!
- Table is fully-modifiable, so I put the BOSH resizer in it and stretched it long and wide! Shush, you pervs.

DINING CHAIRS: Apple Fall

TABLE SETTINGS and RUNNER: The Loft
-- Both are color-change by touch!

CHANDELIER: Fancy Decor

CABINETS: Apple Fall

TREE: {anc} / Tears Tree [RARE] / [NOEL gacha; 50L per play]

HORSEY TOY: Kalopsia @ Tannenbaum!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

No More Honey


BODY STUFFS
SKIN[theSkinnery] / Sienna / Ebony - @ Collabor88!
-- CATWA mesh head appliers ONLY!
-- Available in all EIGHT of theSkinnery's tones
-- Each tone includes 12 skins (FOUR brows -No/Red/Châtain/Dark Brows- x THREE skin types - natural, dimpled and freckled)
HEAD: CATWA / Annie - NEW!!!
BODY and HANDSMaitreya / Lara
HAIR: [iruco] / hair28
EYES: {Dead Apples} / Twinkle Eyes / Cacao
--  includes system and mesh eyes in three "twinkle intensities"
LIPSTICK: #adored / Juicy Lips / - @ Coz Fair, Rainbow Effect! [EIGHT more days!)
-- Available in tattoo layers and appliers (Catwa, LeLutka, LoudMouth, Omega aaaannnnd SweetLips) - priced at 155L each; OR...
-- Get the fatpack, that includes both tattoo layers and all appliers, for 295L. I mean...
-- HUD (CATWA):


CLOTHES
TOP: AMITOMO. / Sweatshirt #4 [Warmest Day gacha; 69L per play] - @ kustom9!
-- You'll get either a sweatshirt or a turtleneck sweater.
-- Play your size! XXS, XS, S and M
SHORTS: -Pixicat- / Tilde.Shorts Highwaisted
SHOES: Mikunch / Classic Wing Tip - @ kustom9!
-- So, if you bought all 18 colors of the shoes individually, you'd be paying 4,122L. The fatpack, of course, includes all 18 shoe colors and 11 sock textures - PLUS THREE BONUS SOCK TEXTURES - for 789L. Again, "I mean..."
-- These shoes are really stinkin' cute. See for yourself:

 
ACCESSORIES
EARRINGSAriskea / Berwood
-- AD:

NECKLACE: {Imeka} / Glasses Necklace with flower / Pearl
-- Necklace is GOLD only, and HUD allows three color-changes for the flower.
-- I tinted this necklace; parts are not linked, so if you want to tint it, you'll have to tint it all as one piece. COPY FIRST, OKAY?
CAMERA: *Tentacio* / Vintage Camera [My New Hobby gacha; 49L per play]- @ kustom9!
-- NO RARES!
RINGS: Kibitz  - Maya Ring Set / Onyx - @ kustom9!
-- includes fits for Maitreya hands, size 10 and 20 and SLink CASUAL hands, size 10 and 20.
-- Sets available in the usual Kibitz colors - copper, gold, onyx and silver 
PHONE: SAYO / Kawaii Kitty Case / Black&White (RARE) [Kawaii Case gacha; 25L per play] - @ kustom9!


POSES
SECOND and FOURTH: {Imeka} / Masami - @ The Chapter Four!
-- Used THIRD pose (from following ad) WITH Animare; my hand was stuck inside of my camera!
-- AD:
DECOR
FRAME: [keke] / the 13th star / Bright- @ kustom9!
SHELF o' FRAMES: :HAIKEI: / Another Day Alone - @ Shiny Shabby!
CHAIR: Kalopsia / Knitted Set / Cream - @ kustom9!
-- AD:

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I have to thank Mr. Awesome for his dedication to figuring out the graphics issue. After ruling out a number of causes, he suggested using a different viewer. So I downloaded Black Dragon after reading that it's one of the best viewers for SL photography. It really is fantastic. AND! It proper* did away with the inconvenient and the ugly!

MUSICS!




* Do I get points for my probably horrific use of "proper" here? - ,# anyway!