Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Like a Breath of Fresh Air!

Sometimes in the midst of all the things that I am supposed to work on for my blog - Memes and preview copies and the like - I feel like taking a step back from all that and working on something just for me and just because I can...
After the stress of planning a wedding is over and the fat that my PC has been acting up a little, I just felt like I needed a little breathing space... Somewhere I could turn my mind off and just let my creativity flow... Blogging - for me - is the perfect outlet for that...
The picture that came out of my head summed that idea of free falling and finally having a chance to sit back and breathe... Least that is what I see when I look at the picture... What do you think?
It is a look made up of a collection of old and new - that at the time made me think of when I was trying to collect the items I needed for my wedding. In England there is a saying "Something Old, Something New, Something borrowed and Something Blue", that if a Bride has all of those things then she will have luck... Without realising it I gave myself all these things, with the exception of the borrowed I guess...
The old things include my Make-Up and Eyes from SongBird - I simply love the fantasy eyes that come out of Nimil's mind... I don't tend to buy eyes very often, but I LOVE being able to wear the SongBird eyes for fantasy posts...
The blue comes from the gorgeous dress I found buried deep in my hoard - it could also fit with the old I guess too - and I have never worn it... Sn@tch made, it is extremely good quality and as a past group gift was a lovely present too...
The new things include this gorgeous hair from ARGRACE, I'd seen in so many photos and wasn't sure I'd use it often, now I know it will come out again and again hehe... Also new is this gorgeous mask from 22769 - that you can grab for yourself in a selection of different colours from L'Accessories. For some reason I seem to have a thing with using butterflies as accessories hehe... I can't get enough of them!
The other new things that should get a mention here are the horns from Bad JuJu. The Light My Way Horns are available now within a gacha at the brand new Witching Hour event. This event runs from the 13th of each month and the collections of gachas -  that celebrate the time when supernatural creatures and black magic are at their most powerful - are only 50L a try... I can't wait to see what else is on offer!!!

What is she wearing;
Hair: ARGRACE - Akane in Red
Horns: Bad Juju - Light My Way Horns in Quartz (Available now at The Witching Hour)
Mask: 22769 - Me Pensees sont des papillons in blue (Available now at L'Accessories)
Eyes: SongBird - Winter Fae Eyes
Eye Make-Up: SongBird - Glam Doll in Red
Piercing: Cute Poison - Crave Piercing
Choker: [Haste] - Come Closers Collar in Chrome
Dress: Sn@tch - Helena Gown in Ice (Past Group Gift)
Pose: Sparrowtree Studios Poses - Soaring, AND, (Close-Up) PRETENSE - Lounge 3

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Horrific Look for the end of April

Back on a computer just in time for Horror Haute, my favourite event each month and what a brilliant round this month's Horror Haute brings us. There are some really really awesome things that are available in this new line-up, I just couldn't decide what I wanted to share... Things did seem to fall together to form just one perfect outfit though...
So for the non-Horror Haute but still new and needing a mention for their sheer awesomeness are the new face piercings from Cute Poison, called Genera.
Yet it is the Horror Haute Stuff that dominates my look for the day... I actually changed my skin for this post, slipping into a little skin suit from VoiD - a Horror Haute Release - that comes in a collection of different tones and each tone has extra bruising layers as well as some sad looking teary face make-up! I then pulled on a pretty dress from Dark Passions, which although a bit of a bloody mess gave me a little bit of a glamourous look... The came the accessorising... I pulled on some pretty shoes from Lovely Monsters and then a bat and skull designed necklace from Chaos, Panic & Disorder. Finishing the look I remembered that CoLLisions had put out new piercings for Horror Haute, that were more than a little unusual. Feathers that had been stabbed into the back, called Pious... I love the fact that they look like wings. 

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Maiko (Past Arcade Item)
Skin: [VoiD] - Etain in Victim Glazed (HORROR HAUTE APRIL)
Face Wounds: (Forhead) REPULSE - Lobotomy, (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo,  AND, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Piercing: Cute Poison - Genera Piercing
Necklace: Chaos, Panic & Disorder - Bat Country Necklace (HORROR HAUTE APRIL)
Wings: CoLLisions - Pious Piercings (HORROR HAUTE APRIL) 
Dress: Dark Passions - Valdis in Bloody Mess (HORROR HAUTE APRIL)
Shoes: Lovely Monsters - Shoes in Black Widow (HORROR HAUTE APRIL)
Pose: Captivity Co Poses - Harley Pose 2
Building: Pandemonium - Grave Robber

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Flat Ebbe Please Save My PC? A Monday Meme

So time to play catch up on all of the things that I have been missing out on, starting with the Monday Memes and HOPEFULLY trying to use some of the blogging items that I have been sent along the way hehe... 
There was just one problem... My PC is having what appears to be a mental break down... Since the update of Firestorm, prior to me going home, things have been a little unstable. First I was facing black screens of death, then came the crashing EVERYTIME I took a photograph of anything. As you can imagine, for someone who spends most of her time in SL taking pictures of anything and everything, this has been driving me nuts. Luckily Hell's PC works until I can get something done about mine, and he will just have to accept that I might need to kick him off from time to time!
Still I found time to make a picture - without shadows *pouts* - for a Monday Meme I missed while I was in the UK... Time to talk to Ebbe... Is it me or do you ever feel like we are being watched?! 
Maybe it's just me, but Berry has asked us to suggest a few things that we would like to talk to Ebbe about if we got the chance. For those of you that don't know - and I will admit that I was one of those people - Ebbe is the new CEO of the game that we all know and love and find ourselves addicted to hehe... So what would I say to him if I had the chance...
* Why does SL have to be such a whore to your PC graphics and memory?!  I know it sounds like a strange thing to say, but I find that with each and every release it gets more and more of a drain on my PC system. I am not one of those people that can afford the hottest gaming PC and with each and every release I find that SL seems to have more troubles working on my computer. I don't wish to seem like it is a complaint, but I just wish that changes could be made without the need for a PC upgrade so often.
* Find a way to change the reputation of SL to the outside world. I tend to hide the fact that I play SL with most people in the RL world, due to the bad reputation that the SL Universe has amassed in the years that it has been open. I've found that people outside SL seem to have the idea that it is based on sex, and we all know that this simply isnt true. Sure there is sex in SL, but there is a lot more that SL can and does offer than just sex. I just wish the outside world would see that!
* Keep spending time in in the SL world. Even though my first comment seems like a whinge, I do love all the changes that have been made in regards to mesh all it's prettiness... One of the main things I would say though is please keep venturing out into the SL Universe. As a resident I would say that I am always happy to see a Linden mingling in with the normal residents, you can make so many improvements just by talking to those people who live SL everyday, don't they always say "the customer is always right"? I know in some cases the always may not be plausible, but the fact we know you are listening will in many cases make us feel we have more of a voice in the world we play in!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - Stumble
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: (Forhead) REPULSE - Lobotomy, (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo,  AND, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars 
Top: R3volt - Le Blanc Top
Shorts: SAKIDE - Hallow's Shorts 
Leg Warmers: Razor - Rouge Leg Warmers (Available now at Suicide Dollz
Socks: Utopiah - My Little Socks & Bowy Ring (Available now at Suicide Dollz)
Chaise: Captivity Co Poses - Chaise (Available now at the Pose Fair
Ebbe Prop: Strawberry Singh - Flat Ebbe Linden 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

She's back as a MRS

You might have noticed that I was a little quiet last week, I wasn't even on-line let alone working on anything blogging related, but I have my reasons! 
These reasons are very good ones, I just had no time to even think about working on something before I left Holland and headed home to the UK to stay with my family for a week... When I was in the UK, it was even worse, the pandemonium that the event caused was just bonkers... 
If you haven't guessed about the event by the way, Rudh is going to give you a little subtle hint lol... 
OK if you still haven't guessed it, I got married in RL on Saturday... HellBone and I took our SL to RL love story and made it complete, by becoming a RL Mr and Mrs... 
It was an amazing day, nothing conventional - although I didn't dress like Rudh either lol - and very relaxed which was perfect for what we wanted... Surrounded by friends and family, HellBone cried at the altar and I got the giggles, but as weddings go, I couldn't have thought of a better one for myself... The sun even shone!!! 
Now though it is back to earth with a bump... Mr and Mrs RL HellBone are back to work, my PC needs an upgrade and the MC needs a bit of TLC... OH and I have masses of blogging to catch up with too hehe... You'll be seeing a lot of me, but where to start, Memes or blogging gifts... Someone help me please LOL!!! 

What is she wearing;
Hat: Paper Couture - Oversized Flower Headband Veil 
Hair: Magika - Forget 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: (Forhead) REPULSE - Lobotomy, (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo,  AND, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars 
Piercing: Cute Poison - Ova Piercing 
Collar: tapi - Posh Spike Choker (Past Suicide Dollz Item) 
Wound: Pin Me Down - My Broken Heart Tattoo 
Top: =Kio= - Bitch Bra in Cyber Black 
Pose: PRETENSE - Kitty Pose 1 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

An ImmateriA Kali sent to help the Noobies for Monday's Meme!

The Hindu Goddess Kali - according to Wikipedia - is the goddess of time and change, often linked to the God Shiva, God of death... She is associated with signs of empowerment and although dark and somewhat depraved in her depictions, the artwork containing her image is often very beautiful and powerful too...
The Kali Outfit that I am wearing in this post comes from the store ImmateriA, and was available for the Escape event, which sees it's first round close on April 9th. The fact that she is a Goddess of time and change seems very apt for an event with the title of Escape I thought, that as SL can be an escape for some people from their hectic RL's into a place they can relax or find happiness, so it kinda sorta ties in with Berry's Meme for the week...
Berry asks us about things that we say to advise the new members of SL... Things that we wish someone had told us when we first began... From what I have read since she posted it too there are so many amazing gems of information - some of which could be useful for ANYONE, not just the noobs!
Rudh's top tips for new residents then include;
* Be what you want to be, not what you think others want you to be - This is YOUR SL, if you want to wear fairy wings, kitty ears, a horse tail and mismatched colours, then do so... Take it from me, people will try to make you conform - they do with me and the wounds I wear on my face all the time - but remember this is your SL, your dolly and you can damn well dress it how you want to hehe...
* Remember there are REAL PEOPLE behind the avatars - Real people with real emotions... Each one will be different... This isn't computer programming. People will be complex and emotions will vary and you have to treat people with the same respect you would in your RL. If you come in planning to act like a horrible person that thinks being disrespectful is OK and that no one will get hurt, you won't find yourself making many friends!
* There is more to SL than sex - Sex in SL is often something that people enjoy - heck I was no angel and I did enjoy it - there is plenty of it out there if you want to find it, but there are so many other things that SL has to offer too... Places to explore, things to learn and people that lead some very interesting lives are out there you just have to roam SL's virtual hills and dales to find these things.
* Start Organising your inventory early - I did and boy do I feel pleased that I did, but even now I can find myself sitting there for hours putting things in the right places and nit-picking it... It means you can find anything without needing to remember a name for something, everything has a place and you know where to look... I have sub-folders within sub-folders within sub-folders, and people used to laugh at me but now whose laughing!!!
* Be careful what you click accept on from strangers - I know it sounds harsh to say but there are so many people out there that aim to con others out of hard earned lindens or their inventory items or even in some cases a persons RL details. I clicked a gesture I was given once and tpped to Gay World, I know people with links

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Lagertha
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Forhead) REPULSE - Lobotomy, (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo,  AND, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Piercing: Cute Poison - Crave Piercing (Available now at Krave Inc Urban Fashion Fair
Necklace: Cute Poison - Tagged Necklace in Evil 
Outfit: ImmateriA - Kali in Jujube (Available now for Escape) 
Bracelet: Maxi Gossamer - Athena in Silver (Past Group Gift) 
Pose: PRETENSE - KITTY Pose 3 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Springtime brings Duckies... A Late Monday Meme

I'm running a little far behind with Berry's Monday Memes... I have two to do, but I decided to kill two birds with one stone and use this adorable new release from MishMish to help me in one of the Meme...
The Meme last week was all about Spring. My favourite poem about Spring - more of a saying really - "Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where, the Birdies is" definitely seems to be prominent in SL at the moment. All the colours, all the softness, all the cute!!! A feeling I felt overflowed when I opened the recent blogger box from MishMish and saw these Duckies!
My inner cute loving rainbow dolly is coming out and I am going to let it with glee... How can you not, these Ducks are SO CUTE! There are 5 different colours available and each one comes in three versions - you get two standing and one swimming! Personally I LOVE the mallard coloured duck the most, I've always wanted to have pet ducks like this in RL... I am getting there I have chickens but I will work my way up to Ducks!
The leaf seat is also a MishMish new release, this one is a group gift for anyone in the VIP group!!
Still I can use this very cute and kinda springtime release for answering Berry's last Meme Questions... Two birds, one stone YAY!
What is the spring season like where you live? – Spring for me Holland is pretty much the same as the spring in the UK, where I grew up... It tends to be fairly lovely. I LOVE that feeling of cool, crisp air in the morning and the clearness of the light that the summer haze seems to lose. I LOVE all of the flowers too...
What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of spring? – Daffodils. They are my mum's favourite flower and our house and garden when I was a kid was always full of them.
Which spring-themed sim in Second Life is your favorite at the moment? – To be honest I am a bit of a hermit at the moment and I haven't been out exploring much but after looking at the pictures and posts from people for the meme last week, I think I should...

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Hailey 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: (Forhead) REPULSE - Lobotomy, (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo,  AND, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars 
Piercing: Cute Poison - Crave Piercing (Available now at Krave Inc Urban Fashion Fair
Top: Blossom - Shredded Tee in Tie Dye (Made by the owner of MOON Maybe they have changed the name!) 
Pants: MOON - Marley BellBottoms 
Leaf: MishMish - The Floating Leaf (Current Group Gift) 
Ducks: MishMish - A Cute Duck (Available now at the Home Show)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Escape... The New Horror to Emerge.

The Escape Event is now open and this event is an exciting one... From the creators of the Horror Haute brand comes a brand new event with dark role play the theme of the day. So many events on the SL grid cater for fashion, but there has always been a bit of a limit - at least in my eyes - to those that are dark and depraved. The event started on April 1st - and there was not an April fool in sight - everything I was allowed to see as the newest member of the blogging team was just gorgeous... I can't wait to bring you more of it hehe... 
The first things I played with all seemed to fall into place as an outfit, so I thought you know what THIS is the perfect outfit for me to escape in and share with you the first of what I hope is many looks from Escape!!!
The Scorpions Love Horns - from Dark Matter -  are available in a rainbow of jewel like colours within one of the Gachas that can be found at the main Escape location... There are so many lovely things in the Escape Gachas, such as these awesome scythes from Souzou Eien - I loved the details and colours of the Silver Scythe of Samael especially, which can also be seen more closely in the close-up below! The scythe, however, is not the only thing I chose to wear with my Escape look from Souzou Eien, I have two other things that made me get very bouncy and that I simply couldn't go without wearing hehe... First off you know that I have a love of wounding myself in SL lol... You should have seen that by the fact that I always have scars all over my face! Well the Bellerophone's Gaze with the wounded bleeding out eye effect really tickled my fancy! Not to mention the gorgeous Thorned Embrace jewellery sets too... I was just bouncing around like a kid at Christmas opening those hehe...
The outfit that I chose to wear was one from a store called Bad Juju... Now I knew of this store but I'd never really tried out their designs... I will have to say that I am sorry for that because I love the textures and the designs - at least of those I've seen for Escape... Looks like I will be going shopping very soon hehe... The outfit is called Air Pirate, and it does come with a hat, but I have this weird feeling that I look terrible in hats, so I found some piratey hair instead hehe... 
One thing that needs to be mentioned, but is not Escape related, is my newest favourite piercing... I LOVE all the piercings that have ever been released from the mind of Sae Luan and her store Cute Poison. The Crave piercing is such a cute one. The details around the mouth, the nose ring and OH did I mention the little point like piercings under the eyes... They get lost a little in the wounds I am wearing, but keep your eyes open they will be appearing a heck of a lot more... Every new release from Cute Poison becomes my main piercing until the next one comes along hehe... 
OH AND one more thing - the last one I promise - I forgot with the main photo... The fountain behind me... It's a release from Pandemonium for Escape and all I can say about the stuff in this store is WOW! The building structures, the simple sim decorations, the brilliant textures... I am so glad I didn't miss out on the chance to sample this stuff, but what is more I didn't realise it when I was talking to the store's creator Pandy, but this is a store my Hell is obsessed with. He's bought buildings from her - which became our MC clubhouse - and our half sim is dotted with her creations... He almost fainted when I told him I'd been given some of her stuff to blog... Pandy I think you have yourself a new fangirl in the shape of my boyfriend HellBone LOL!!! The Escape's Main Gacha location, is actually right in the Pandemonium sim so you can explore these gorgeous creations in their best setting, but I cannot wait to see more from this store in the Escape events in future! 

What is she wearing;
Horns: Dark Matter - Scorpion's Love (Available now at the ESCAPE Gacha Area)
Hair: Truth - Lagertha 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: Souzou Eien - Bellerophone's Gaze (Available now for ESCAPE) 
Piercings: Cute Poison - Crave Piercings 
Necklace: Souzou Eien - Thorned Embrace in Bronze (Available now at the ESCAPE Gacha Area)
Outfit: Bad Juju - Air Pirate (Available now for ESCAPE) 
Scythe: Souzou Eien - Silver Scythe of Samael (Available now at the ESCAPE Gacha Area)
Pose: Captivity Co Poses - Cher Pose 5 (Available now at the Rock Attitude Fashion Fair
Fountain: Pandemonium - Fountain of Misery (Available now for ESCAPE)