Friday, February 27, 2015

Hell Has Unicorns . . .& Llamas

Yay!  It's the weekend! Well, almost or maybe not at all for some but YAY! I dug my hands into my mini "bag of holding" (my inventory) and out comes this ensemble.  A mix of more new things, super cute things.  I found this college sim while I was exploring and thought it would be a nice and quiet place to take some photos.  It's a great place to go if you like nature shots too.  And here's some motivation for your weekend!

"You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream."
Michael Dell



Hell Has Unicorns  Credits:
Outfit: Koha+Dress in Gray by VINCUE
Boots: Kawaii Sneakers in White by Crazy Kitty
Hair: Abby Hair by Wasabi Pills @ Uber (March 2015)
Horns: Estrella Horns in Pink by Luas Urban Style
Backpack: Lace Bow Backpack (gacha) by Zenith
Piercings: Carnival Piercings by NI .JU
Tattoo: Spectrum Tattoo by Things
Llama: Birdy

Location:
DePaul University: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/DePaul%20CDM/205/103/29

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Beary Beary Cute

For todays post and most posts I will most likely do I will just be wearing random stuff from my inventory.  Hehe.  See what kind of craziness I can find and maybe where I found it.  I will also wear new things, don't get me wrong.  I have been going through my inventory recently, organizing and finally opening things that are way overdue (advent anyone) and have found a treasure trove of cool things.  Many things I have no idea where they came from or why I have them.  i am a free magnet an follow it quite frequently via groups so I am pretty sure that is the culprit.  It is a fun and interesting journey into the world of an SL hoarder.  This ensemble is a mix of older and new things from my inventory.  I love wings, ears, horns and glittery blingy thingys.  Oh and fur!  I can't wait to see what I put together for you next.  :P

Beary Cupid
here

Credits:

Outfit: Let It Snow by Dark Salvations
Boots: Furl Platforms in Ultimate Pink by TSG
Wings: Winged Persuasions by LePoppycock
Ears & Tail: Little Lights - Bear Ears & Tail in Pastels by +Half-Deer+
Necklace: Cosmic Kokoro Compacts by tsg
Hair: Roberta in Candies by Wasabi Pills
Glasses: {Chobii~snow} glasses by Cubic Cherry
Bindi: Starfish Bindi by Beusy
Ring: Pop Ring Red Pride by SexZ
Skin: Anna in Autumn by Pumec
Lips: Brandee by Loud Mouth
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Boobs: Venus by Sinful Needs
Hands: Casual Hands by Slink

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Moment of Peace

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time
The comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company

-Zen Haiku


“It tempers the spirits and harmonizes the mind,
dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue,
awakens thought and prevents drowsiness,
lightens and refreshes the body,
and clears the perceptive faculties.”
Lu Yu

 

Credits:

Dress: Sakura Shibari Dress in Ruby Dragon (gacha) by DeviousMind
Hair: Oriental Buns by Soonsiki
Tattoo: Henna Crazed Tattoo by PMS
Skin: Layla in Havana by alterego
Breasts: Venus by Sinful Needs
Body: Lara by Maitreya

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mmmm Fun Sized

I don't know about all of you candy fans out there but my favorite time of year for candy goodness is Easter time!  I love those Cadbury cream eggs and mini eggs, marshmallow filled eggs, robins eggs, etc.  This year is truly a tim e of weakness for me and my eating habit. :P  All those "funsized" candies turn into giant-sized mistakes.  But it's only once a year so why not?  So, I could not resist the urge to get the funsized shirt from alterego and trot around in it.  Hmmm, I might be funsized but I can be giant sized trouble . . . sometimes.

Credits:

Top: Half Top by alterego
Jeans: Legacy Denim - colours- Copper by alterego
Hair: Elektra by [Entwined]
Horns: Chrysophylax Horns:// Ember by The Plastik
Belly Chain: Los Muertos Bellychain by Pomposity
Skin: Papaver Tone by Kyxes Design
Body: Venus by Belleza

Friday, February 20, 2015

New York New York!

One of the best things that I miss about living on the East Coast was taking the train into NYC.  There is no place like it!  There were so many cultures, festivals, restaurants, shows.  It was always an adventure and always a blast!

New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American. 
Djuna Barnes




The Look:
Dress: Snowflake Aristocrat Coat Dress in Baby Pink by Epic
Boots:Snow Bunny Boots in Sweet by The Sugar Garden
Earmuffs: Rabbit Earmuff RARE by Cila
Hair: Meari by taketomi @ kustom9
Skin: Layla in Havana by alterego
 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Princess of the Ruins



"Behaving like a princess is work. It's not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It's more about how you are inside."
Julie Andrews



 

"There is no place in a city that can't be better. There is no toad that can't be a princess, no frog that can't become a prince."
Jaime Lerner

The Look:

Gown: Lea Belle Dress in Gold by B.C.C
Cape: Beauty and the Beast Fur Cape by B.C.C (Enchanted prize)
Hair: Yvette by Clawtooth @ Feb. 2015 Collabor88
Crown: Dangara Tiara - Rare - by aisling @ Fantasy Gacha Feb. 2015
Necklace: Elyan Necklace -Rare- by aisling

Poses:

Snow Princess Poses by Fashiowl
On The Go Pose by flowey




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lets Rock!

Music, Rock and Roll music especially, is such a generational thing. Each generation must have their own music, I had my own in my generation, you have yours, everyone I know has their own generation.
 
Ronnie James Dio


 Credits:

Outfit: Mark of the Beast by Mute
Warmers & Boots: Lumi Boots by LAGEENY fashion
Hair: Elika hair in Sunset Colors by Elikatira
Horns: Horns of Hell in Raven by UtopiaH (now DAZED)
Bear: Snow Cub VIP Gift by Birdy
Headpiece: Lunie Headpiece in Black by Arise 
Chocker: <3 Metal Set by [QE]
Leg Garter: Teddy Bear Leg Piece Gacha by [orage]
Tattoo: Lost Soul by identity
Armband: Dancing Anemone Torc Piece by [MUSE]
Skin: Anna in Autumn by Pumec
Mouth: Brandee by Loud Mouth
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands: Casual Hands by Slink 
Rings: Bumble Bee and Cutie Crown in Pink (gachas) by (Yummy) 
Poses:  Amplifier by BellePoses

Photos taken on the Seattle sim: 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Downtown%20Seattle/52/179/43 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Brighten My Day!

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.

Allen Klein



Credits:

Outfit w/ Goggles & Plushie: Love is Colorful by *CK* Crazy Kitty
Hair: Ivy Hair (gacha) by Olive @ The Fantasy Gacha Feb. 2015
Choker: My Donut Choker in Strawberry by Blah
Necklace: Drop Dead Candy Heart Necklace by Epic (JOJ Hunt)
Ring: Heart Ring by Mute
Tattoo: Life in Technicolor by Space Mermaid (Formerly Elska)

Skin: Maliyah in Havana by alterego
Mouth: Nyam Nyam by Cathode Rays
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Breasts: Venus by Sinful Needs
Hands: Casual Hands by Slink

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sometimes I Wish I Could Fly Away From Here

"I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." 

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 The desire to reach for the sky runs deep in our human psyche.  
~Cesar Pelli



The Look:

Entire Outfit w/ Accessories: Angely Set (gacha) by Glitzz
Hair: Runa Hair by Olive
Eye Piercings: Dreams (Rare) by Glitzz
Nose Chain: Megastuff hunt item by Arise
Facial Piercings: Against the Stream in Ink by Hebenon Vial
Face Tattoo: Vana by Arise @ Cosmetics Fair Feb. 2015
Tattoo: Caraphernelia by Space Mermaid @ Thrift Shop Feb. 2015

Skin: Layla in Havana by alterego
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Mouth: Brandee by Loud Mouth
Hands/feet: Casual Hands & High Feet by Slink

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day!!

Don't forget to love yourself today too!
You do not need another to make yourself feel special on this day.
XOXO

The Look:
Dress, headband, arrow, socks, garter & wings: Cupid Girl Pink n Hearts by Purple Candy
Hair: Valentines GG by Little Bones
Necklace: Collar Chains in Purple/White by !nfinity
Heels: Toxxic Wedges Rose (Black Platform) by Random Matter @ Creepy Kawaii Fair

Friday, February 13, 2015

What do you mean you weren't at Blackout? Rockin' 1991 Style!

So one of my favorite stores, alterego, had it's Blackout event the other night.  For those that are unfamiliar Blackout is a group member only event where the entire sim is open only to members, all items are set to a sale price, new items released, lots of exclusive freebies, dollarbies, gift card raffles and rockin' DJs. If you are a member then you are spoiled rotten for 24 hours straight!  This time I made out like a bandit and I think so did everyone else since all members who went recieved an exclusive Maliyah skin that will never be released for free.  So yeah, if you aren't a member of alterego and you like their stuff then you need to join.  As you will see with some of my upcoming posts, you really should be a member. :P

Toxxic and her crew really do spoil their members and most of the time the group join is free so take advantage of that. So, thank you a billion times to Toxxic and her staff for throwing such an amazing event and for continuing to spoil members all throughout the year with great stuff. Anyway, I couldn't wait to put on my new duds from the event and show off.  Yes, I spent some Linden on many new things.  Like I said, this is one of my fav stores. 


The Look:

Top: Knot Top collection - Hummingbird by alterego (new)
Pants: Dynasty Collection in Red by alterego (Blackout dollarbie)
Sneakers: Clean Slate by Scandalous
Wings, Bracelet & Ring: Cloud Wings Gold Set (Rare) by Cila @ Creepy Kawaii
Horns: Melancolia by LouLouu&Co (JOJ hunt item)
Necklace: Cookie Necklace in Strawberry by Katatonik
Hair: Castles by Soonsiki

Skin: Layla Collection in Havana by alterego (new)
Tattoo: Wolf Shedir by Letis Tattoo
Mouth: Nyam Nyam by Cathode Rays
Body: Lara by Maitreya

Beware the Ice Queen

Just when you thought winter was over . . .


From the depths of the woods emerges the Ice Queen.  
A trickster, a fae, a force to be reckoned with,
With eyes wide open you cry for an end,
end this bitterness, end this cold,
End your reign oh Mighty Queen

Through the screaming silence of winter blows ice winds so cold
A laughter so crisp it numbs your fingers and toes
"My reign is not over oh puny mortal!  I rule this world until my last days."

With her hand she casts a frigid light,
piercing the skies with all its might.
Down comes a flake, or two or ten
A mighty blizzard so intense surrounds you
covers your body and sinks deep into your bones
Winter has not yet released her reigns on you

The Look:

Gown: Frozen Queen in Pink by VoodooDollz
Crown: Savage Winter in Snow by .aisling 
Ring: Serpentine Ring by Baubles
Choker: Dreams Choker in Cream by Alchemy
Earrings: The Promised Morrow Set Gift by Chop Zuey
Hair: Delilah Hair by Olive
Piercing: Bias Facial Piercing by Scene

Body:
Tattoo: Snowflakes by Para Designs
Skin: Malyiah in Havana by alterego
Mouth: Nyam Nyam by Cathode Rays
Hands: Casual Hands by Slink

Pose: Poses with Snowflake by Icons of Style
Fairy Familiar: Cavern Fae in Violet by Zyn @ Fantasy Gacha Feb 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In the Age of Information, Ignorance is a Choice

“ In a way, staring into a computer screen is like staring into an eclipse. It’s brilliant and you don’t realize the damage until its too late. ”

Bruce Sterling

What do you see when you go into your virtual world?  What are you willing to see, read, hear?  Do you choose to hide from the Truth?


 Do you take the red pill or the blue pill?  How far does the rabbit hole go?  Do you want to know?  I choose Truth over a fake existence but sometimes I do wish I could forget and go back to ignorance.  Does it even matter, to know the Truth?

“ The ‘Net is a waste of time, and that’s exactly what’s right about it. ”

William Gibson

Damn straight Mr. Gibson!

The Look:

Outfit: Shoes, Piercings: Malefique by [ADN]
Crown: Melancholy Thorned Rose in Silver by Birdy (Foxes)
Choker: Neve Choker Dark by .HW
Tattoo: Maiden by {Datum}
Hair: Thalia by Truth Hair
Skin: Gaia in Dark by T.BARE
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Breasts: Venus by Sinful Needs
Hands & Feet: Casual Hands & High Feet by Slink

Photos taken at Bladerunner City

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

To Submit or Not? That is the Question!

 “Men love a submissive woman, Damon said simply. Even when they say the don't. There's just something about a beautiful, soft woman looking to them to protect and take care of them that inspires a man to greatness.”
― Maya Banks, Sweet Surrender



 “Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect.”
― Wm. Paul Young, The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity

Dom/Sub relationships are rampant in SL and many are not healthy or good at all!  Its all about a one sided power trip and the "overlord" collars are crazy.  No one has that power over anyone IRL, unless they get a chip implanted, and even then its still not that much power.  People join SL to be owned or to be a Master, etc and forget that its a real relationship between two (or more) people.  It cannot be all give give give for the sub or slave all the time.  As a sub you give yourself completely to someone and you should have their complete trust, love and acceptance.  You should be able to trust them completely and without any doubts. Your Dom should not abandon you ever and if they do then take that collar off and RUN!  And Doms, if your Sub isnt all she/he cracks up to be then let them go.  Why deal with all the drama? So ladies and gents, take your damn time, enjoy SL and beware the weirdos claiming to be Doms or Masters and all the flakes claiming to be good subs or slaves.  Rant done!

The Look:

Outfit: Valhala Dress in Pink by Le Forme
Hair: Mia by Catwa
Headband & Choker: MataHari Dancers Jewels Gacha by DeviousMind
Tattoo: Sakura by Passion Tattoo
Wings: Splattered Wings by Luckie 

Skin: Katya in Autumn by Pumec
Piercings: Bia Piercing by Scene
Nose Chain: Camelia in White Rare Gacha by LouLou&Co
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Breasts: Venus by Sinful Needs
Hands: Casual Hands by Slink

Pose: Submit 2 by Warm Animations

Tuesday, February 10, 2015





I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing.
Aaliyah


The Look:

Shirt:Fancy as Fuck (Minions) by -GOD-
Thong & Socks: Thong & Knee Highs in Lemon by -GOD-
Tutu: Aurelia Tutu by Sn@tch
Hair: Messy Morning Hair by Slumber
Horns: Iridescent nubs in Mantis by Chus!
Piercings: Eye Gems & Lust Facial Piercing by Diamante
Shoes: Platform Sneaks in Leopard Black by Adore & Abhor
Tattoo: Roses by Tattoo Mania
Skin: Anna Skin in Autumn by PUMEC
Eyes: Unreal Eyes in Night Sky by #adored
Mouth: Brandee v2.0 by Loud Mouth
Body: Dea by [BANNED]
Breasts: Venus by Sinful Needs
Hands: Casual Hands by Slink

Friday, February 6, 2015

Review: Slink Physique: Is it all it's cracked up to be?

PLEASE NOTE: Please try the demo's inworld for these mesh bodies.  And when I say try I mean really play with them.  The biggest mistake people make is only trying a demo for a couple minutes and then purchasing the body only to realize that the body is not for them.  I was once like most of you and made a couple not so great purchases in SL that cost me quite a bit of Linden.  Now, when I demo I press every button on the HUDs, try on tons of mesh clothing to test the alpha system and play with appliers (if the demo is capable).
For my reviews I will focus on five key points: The Look & Customization, Ease of Use (ex: HUD, Lag, etc), Backwards Compatibility (Omega, Slink, etc), & Shopping/Applier Experience.
Overview:  So, here I go reviewing probably one of the most popular bodies in SL.  If you are looking for a body that is easy to use, looks great (for a typical sl standard avi shape), has a wonderful HUD and lots of creator support then this might be the body for you.  While there are plenty of mesh bodies to pick from I must say that, for the price, Slink is a really nice body to own.  The cost is a very generous 1250L!  This is not only a nice body but won't break the Linden bank, unless you do not own Slink hands and feet.  Then the cost of this body goes up as you have to have their hands and feet to go with this body.The HUD is simple and the alpha system is one of the best you can get.  Best of all this is a Slink body and you can wear your slink hands and feet flawlessly with it. 


The Look & Customization:  This body looks great!  What else can I say.  If you are like me and some others it might not be the best option in terms of high body fat.  But if you like the standard avi shape then its definitely a great choice.  It uses slink hands and feet, in extra small only, so there is not need to change any of your skins, nail polish , shoes etc.  The HUD makes customizing the body to fit mesh clothing a breeze.  It is one of the best HUDs on the market and for the price you pay I think you are getting an awesome deal!  You can wear most mesh clothing with this body and, because Slink is a huge brand in SL, many creators are making fitted mesh clothing that works with the Slink body right out of the box.  How is that for ease of use?  
Now for the not so good.  You cannot get this mesh body to be at a high body fat percentage.  So if you go 20% or higher then it won't look right.  Bummer.  The only bodies that seem to deliver on that aspect are the Lena Lush and Perfect Body XL and neither have the alpha HUD customization that Slink has making wearing mesh clothing a continued challenge for those avis who want curves.  The standard avi still reigns supreme in that aspect.  Another fun thing this body does, and I say fun sarcastically, is the disappearing tattoo layer!  Yes this thing has an alpha switch to prevent that but it is not very good and always turns my whole body white and sometimes black.  It sucks because more tattoo makers make things for Slink versus other mesh bodies and I cannot wear those tattoos.  It is a major bummer and probably the #1 reason why I hardly use this body personally.


Ease of Use: As stated above, the Slink Physique is super easy to use and set up.  No HUDs for the hands and feet.  Most likely you already own slink hands and feet so there is
no change here.  Tattoo and bra layer clothing does tend to disappear and reappear more so on this body than others and fixing it does not seem easy to do.  That is not the fault of the clothing creator.  It is more of an SL glitch with no easy solutions.  The HUD works with most mesh clothing and there are lots of chunks you can remove and show using it.  Skins are easy to find as most skin makers make at least Slink Physique appliers. Clothing is just as abundant with designers so finding clothes shouldn't be too much of an issue.  In terms of shaping the body, you will have a difficult time "fleshing" the body out beyond a "supermodel" type shape.  If that is the look you want then this body is great.

This body also comes with a bonus neck gap glitch that you can tint to match your skin-tone.  I used this with my other bodies and it really is a hit or miss.  I do not like skin matching and would spend about half an hour trying to skin match.  I wear many different skins so this proved to be annoying but the head gap is just a common mesh body issue.  Slinks solution is admirable but I , honestly, gave up on it and just wear collars and chokers over the gap with my bodies. lol

Backwards Compatibility:  As stated above this body is 100% compatible with your Slink hands and feet.  No need to worry at all. My fitmesh boobies (Cherry Bombs and Sinful Needs) also fit over the body with very little seams showing.  On a personal note I will always wear my fitmesh boobs with my bodies until someone makes a body where the sliders for the breasts allow for larger sizes.  All the boob sizes using sliders are incredibly tiny and irl I have big boobs so I would like to have that matched in SL.  You can call them porn star boobs and you can hate all you want but irl there are bigger chested women who just are not represented in SL very well.  Okay rant done. 

Now comes the not so great part: This body is NOT Omega compatible.  This is not Omegas fault but Slinks choice.  Slink wishes to protect their brand and not associate with Omega.  That is fine for them but for the customer it leaves a lot of issues.  One being that Omega is very popular and, for many creators, easier to create for than Slink.  I hear the Slink appliers are hard to make and you must be approved to even make them.  Newer and upcoming designers are more likely to be Omega compatible than Slink so this is a major disadvantage.  Also, you cannot convert omega appliers into slink.  NO WAY!  Sorry and the reverse goes for Omega appliers.  You cannot convert Slink to Omega anymore.  Once upon a time you could but now you cannot as Slink would rather protect their brand name and not make things user friendly for designers or their customers.  (Just my opinion, again I am not hating on Slink but ego is ego and well yeah it pisses me off that all my slink appliers cannot be converted and vice versa.)  I hardly use this body because it is not Omega compatible.

Shopping Experience:  You should not have a hard time finding clothes for your Slink body.  Mesh usually fits well over the body so this shouldn't be an issue either.  I do recommend to demo everything you buy just to make sure.  Its a rather easy shopping experience but you must note that more and more designers are going Omega and Omega only in some cases.  You cannot use Omega with Slink so as time goes on it might become more difficult to find stuff for the Physique.  Currently it is pretty easy and Slink is so popular that you might never have any issues finding clothes with Slink appliers.  A lot of my favorite designers are Omega only or use Omega.  I have a few mesh bodies so Omega compatibility is essential for me as I like to switch around.  This probably wont be the case for many of you out there but it is something to keep in mind if you do plan on wearing different bodies.

In conclusion, the Slink Physique is a nice body to get if you are looking for simplicity and a regular, standard avi shape with little curves (which I am guessing is the majority of SL sadly).The HUD is easy to use and works great with mesh clothing.  The alpha mask leaves much to be desired and makes wearing tattoos difficult as they tend to disappear and reappear without one on.  The alpha masks on other bodies do not seem to cause the white body issues that the Slink one does.  Maybe I am doing something wrong.  Slink hands, feet and other brands of mesh parts work great with the body.  No complaints there.  Either way, I like curves on my avi and this body is hard to shape for that.  I am an Omega lover and it is hard for me to go back to Slink since most of my bodies use Omega and my favorite designers all, for the most part, use Omega.  If the Omega compatibility and body shaping are not an issue for you then this is the body to get if you want to save lindens.  1250L is a great price and you get quality Slink support with your body.  

SLURLS:

Slink Mainstore: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Slink/41/128/27

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Screw Being Popular, I'm Being Me! Haters Gotta Hate!

Popularity gets you nowhere after high school, matter of fact it's the last thing on your mind. -Anon

The Look:

Outfit w/ Boots: Prep School Snob in Red & Black by Jelly
Hair: Phoebe by Calico Hair
Cigarette: Haters <3 Me gacha Cigs by Nikotin
Backpack: Kokeshi Gear Doll BP in Rainbow Yellow Gacha by Epic
Tattoo: Henna Tattoo by PMS (from the MP)
Skin: Papaver Tone by Kyxe Design
Breasts: Venus by Sinful Needs
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands: Casual Hands by Slink

Monday, February 2, 2015

Buuurrrrrrr!! It's still cold outside!

Buuurrrrrrr!! It's still cold outside!

The Look:

Dress: Luisana in White (Jan 2015 Group Gift) by Purple Candy 
Hair: Snowbunny in Redhead by Tableau Vivant
Earings: Usagi Earrings in Gold by DeLa
Necklace, Choker & Bracelet: Unicute by The Sugar Garden @ Collabor88
Armband: Gold Aitreyu Armband by TANTALUM
Tattoo: Butterfly Tattoo by Tableau Irresistible
Shoes: Strapped High Boots by !!Smesh
Eyes: Oceannie Eyes in Sunset by Knockers
Skin: Aisha v2 by 7 Deadly Skins
Body: Dea by Banned
Hands & Feet: Casual hands & High feet by Slink