Pretty Woman

This is one of two blogs I am going to post today. I took the picture for this blog last night, fully intending on blogging it first thing this morning. Well, I’m a little later getting to it but here it goes.

Powder Pack for January is a little different than past Powder Packs, as previously mentioned in this blog. Starting this month Powder Pack will only release one, starting with Lelutka. You will have from the first of the month until 11:59 pm on the 16th of the month to reserve your pack for only 1500L. On the 17th it will be delivered directly to you with no further work on your part. Forgot to register? You can still buy past pack for the full price of 3000L.

This month Amara Beauty has a lovely new skin, it includes a full skin tone HUD. Avi-Glam has a set of lashes and eyes and The Face has a lovely makeup palette.

Skin *new*Amara Beauty – Violet 03

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Eyes and Lashes *new*Avi-Glam – Jadore Eyes and Lashes

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Makeup *new*The Face – Senorita Makeup Lelutka Powder Pack 

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Tres Chic opened January 17 at noon and Fabia is there with this fabulous new hair. It comes with a style HUD that includes 4 styles plus numerous bang options. I chose to pair it with a brand new hair base from Just Magnetized which is available right now at Appliquè.

Hair *new*Fabia – Allison Blond – Tres Chic

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Hairbase *new*Just Magnetized -Basic Hairbase 20 – Appliquè

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EarsSwallow – Pax Ears Silver Gacha

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Uber is still open and you may want to hurry over so you can get this fabulous dress from Lybra. It is a full-length gown but the details on the bodice are so amazing that I had to get a closeup shot. Available in 10 individual colors or a 17 color fatpack. Maitreya only.

Dress *new*Lybra – Marissa – Uber

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I also included a beautiful set of nails from SlackGirl to complete my look. These bento nails work with Maitreya, Eve, Slink, Altamura, eBody, Tonic, Tuty, and Vista, they also come with a HUD that includes 9 colors.

Nails *new*SlackGirl – Lourds – On9

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ShapeWest End – Drew for Lelutka May

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PoseImage Essentials – Sultry 10M

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BackdropSAYO – Villa Patio Backdrop Gacha

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Secret Garden

Occasionally I take a shot that really comes out the way I envisioned it, when that happens it makes me super happy. This is one of those shots. This is a very simple blog today, only two creators with a variety of items. However, I feel this is one of my best photos, of landscaping at least, that I have ever taken.

I was accepted as an official blogger for Little Branch, you could have knocked me over with a feather. I’ve love Little Branch trees since the first time I discovered them, I don’t know how long ago. These are some of the most realistic trees, grasses, and flowers I’ve ever seen in Second Life and I am so happy I can share them with you.

Today I am sharing Weeping Willow v2, Ginko Tree v2, and Magnolia Tree. All three trees are animated and the willow and Ginko are season change. The Magnolia comes with a pink and blue magnolia in the pack as well as a hill, winter hill, and dry wild grass. I’ve also included a lovely field of tulips.

TreesLittle Branch – Weeping Willow Animated 4Season

Ginko Tree Animated 4Season

Magnolia Tree

Tulip Field

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These stunning staircases are what inspired this entire idea. From Anc Ltd this gacha set entitled No Limits includes 17 commons and 2 rares and can be found at the main store location. The stairs include poses for singles and couples.

StairsAnc – No Limit Stairs for Sunlight Rare

No Limit Stairs for Moonlight Rare

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That’s literally all this blog entails, but the picture was too pretty not to share!

 

 

 

Lonely Girl

Sometimes you know exactly how you want your pictures to look and more often than not your vision doesn’t come across in Second Life the way it does in your head. When I first saw this cute bedroom group from Parfait I knew exactly what I wanted it for and the idea was born. After several snaps, choosing a name, reshooting, I finally have a pic I  am proud of.

I am so happy to announce that I’ve been accepted to blog for WoW Skins. For me, I don’t like using the same items over and over again, so the ability to showcase skins from another amazing designer is just awesome. This brand new skin, available at Designer Circle, is based on LAQ Rina and comes in 6 tones. It is omega compatible with face and body, comes with brow, browless, cleavage options in the HUD plus an optional shape is available as well. Shown on LAQ Scarlet MoCap and Maitreya.

Skin *new*WoW Skins – Niah Tan – Designer Circle

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This outfit! What can I say about it? Well, to start with it’s a brand new gacha from Lybra. The lingerie are the two rare items and the top has an optional skirt you can turn on and off but I wanted to show the panties, both items come with a color HUD for full-color control. There are 24 commons and 2 rares in total to win.

Outfit *new*Lybra – Meow Gacha – PocketGacha

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This bedroom set from Parfait is so cute, it’s far more girly than I typically go for but I couldn’t resist. There is a PG and Adult machine to play, each machine has 2 rare that come with HUDs to control the colors and 26 commons.

Bedroom Group *new*: Parfait – Amelia Bedroom Suite Gacha – The Epiphany 

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I’ve already shared one of the Dashing Dalmations from Jian, but the family of dalmations and the exclusive prize were too cute not to include on my blog. This set is available at The Epiphany and includes 3 rares and 16 commons. So cute!

Dogs *new*Jian – Dashing Dalmations Gacha – The Epiphany 

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There is no doubt that I love the clutter from Tres Blah and I’ve included items once again from two gachas. It really helps to fill in a scene.

ClutterTres Blah – Sleepover and HodgePoge Gacha

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The wall art is from The Plastik and the wonderful clock is still available at SaNarae, the window is a main store release.

Wall ArtThe Plastik – Waine Wall Clock Ali and Cathere Mirror Nebula – SaNarae

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Blanket Storage and PlantDust Bunny – Hoya Plant and Blanket Storage Table

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I tied everything together using this amazing backdrop from Sayo. It comes with a HUD to change the wall colors but if you know how to modify surfaces you can make the walls any color you’d like. This is copy and modifiable, and so perfect for setting up a room, whether it’s a bedroom, living room, or a playroom. Use your imagination to create fabulous scenes. I also included a set of paintings from a Sayo gacha.

BackdropSAYO – The Secret Room with HUD

ArtSAYO – Stationed in SOHO gacha

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PoseFoxcity – Me Time 2M Fatpack Exclusive

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Day Drinking

 As I was building this scene, even before I’d decided whether to put myself in it or not, I kept thinking to myself “clutter, more clutter” thanks, Adalynne *snickers* Seriously, I had a lot of fun creating this scene and I took a lot of pieces from different creators to do it but all in all I think it turned out pretty well.

On9 is in full force and you still have time to get over there and get some truly amazing items, like this kitchen from Newchurch. This set comes with 10 pieces, all separately so you can move them to the desired position, I chose to create a corner nook with my pieces and added some various gacha pieces and other decor items to complete my look. I’ll get into those in a bit. There are poses built into several of these pieces like the stove and sink.

Kitchen *new*: Newchurch – Fiona Kitchen Set White – On9

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I went to The Epiphany, which opened today, with a very specific goal in mind. I got distracted along the way, but I got my goal in the long run. Hive has this adorable vintage kitchen clutter gacha available right now. There are a total of 11 pieces, 1 rare and 10 commons. The exclusive prize is that beautiful piece of art that says “The Secret Ingredient is Always Love”. You can redeem unwanted gachas for point and redeem those points for exclusive prizes.

Vintage Clutter *new*Hive – Vintage Kitchen Clutter Gacha – The Epiphany

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Jian, of course, has another adorable animal gacha at The Epiphany. The Dashing Dalmations and when I saw this little guy I had to have him. He was completely perfect to complete my scene of exasperation. 16 commons and 3 rares can be yours when you play for this set.

Dog *new*Jian – Dashing Dalmations 17 Sandwich Thief – The Epiphany

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I love Doe hair, eventually, I’d like to be an official blogger for this store but until that day comes I will continue to buy these adorable styles. This gacha includes 14 commons and 4 rares and comes as an unrigged mesh, so it’s perfect for all your little ones out there too. The HUD also offers the option to turn your bangs on and off.

Hair *new*Doe – Chip TwoTone Blondes – The Epiphany

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Skin *coming soon*7 Deadly Skins – Ginger Sand – Cosmetic Fair February

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The pose is from Foxcity and the fatpack comes with this exclusive pose with an attachable cup. I thought it was perfect for my sheer lack of will to complete the task at hand, cleaning up this filthy kitchen!

PoseFoxcity – Sweet Tea 1

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Other Clutter

Tres Blah – HodgePodge Gacha

Tres Blah – Summer Fete Gacha

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Second Spaces – Well-Stocked Pantry Pots

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Cheeky Pea – Farmhouse Neatly Stacked Dishes

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MOoH! – Lucky Stone Planters

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Dust Bunny – Hoya Plant

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Chez Moi – Shappy Dish Rack

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Apple Fall – Christmas Bake Off Recipe Books

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Aria – Oolong Teacup Planter

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A.D.D. Andel – Large Crystal Decor Blue

GDC – Regency Bar Stool

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Don’t Speak

Oops I did it again, and no that’s not the name of today’s blog but I did create pics for two separate blogs at the same time. My muse is working overtime and if I don’t heed her call she may stop, I can’t have that happen.

I was going through my 4Mesh folder to see what other amazing items I’d been sent and I found this sweater from Maddicts.  Available for Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Physique, and Hourglass there are two different options for this top. Solid and prints. The prints offer best friend prints and you can gift the matching one to your bestie. Save some time and money and just grab the fatpack!

Sweater *new*: Maddict – Dixie Sweater Friends Maitreya – 4Mesh

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I paired this top with an amazing set of poly nails from Merlific and a crescent moon choker from Lazy Cat, both available during 4Mesh.

Nails *new*: Merlific – Poly Mesh Nails with HUD – 4Mesh

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Choker *new*: Lazy Cat – Crescent Moon Choker Silver – 4Mesh

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I don’t typically go with funky colored hair but Magika has some of the best color textures in SL in my opinion. When I first saw this hair I had to get it and I chose the blue fade to showcase.

HairMagika – Excuse Me 04

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When I first saw these brand new facial piercings from Swallow I knew I had to have them. It includes the septum, bindi, and two nose piercings. There is a full-color HUD and they resize with a built-in script.

Piercings *new*Swallow – Indira Face Jewelry – Kustom9

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Eyes *new*Lotus – Cosmic Eyes 14 – PocketGacha

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Skin *coming soon*7 Deadly Skins – Ginger Sand – February Cosmetic Fair

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Pose *new*: GingerFish – Coquette – 4Mesh

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BackdropMinimal – Sights Backdrop Rare

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For more information regarding body and head please visit The Basics

 

Linger

The news came through this afternoon that an icon of my youth has passed on. Dolores O’Riordan, lead vocal of the iconic band The Cranberries died today, no warning, suddenly at the ripe young age of 46 years old. I will never forget the first time I heard Zombie, the haunting vocals that were Dolores O’Riordan, The Cranberries were a huge part of my late teens and early twenties and she will be missed. I was taking this pic at the time that I heard the news and only one song came to mind, Linger. So here’s to you Dolores, please RIP.

What better song than one from the fantastic grunge era to accompany this amazing set from MODA. Available now from PocketGacha this set includes 6 common shorts, 6 common tops with a 10 color HUD, 3 rare boots and an ultra-rare wrapped flannel with color HUD. It’s pretty epic and reminds me a lot of the girls I saw wandering around when I was a teenager. 75L a play or 2999L for the entire set.

Outfit *new*Moda – Street Chic Gacha – PocketGacha

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I went looking for the perfect hair to accompany this set and found it in the PocketGacha as well. Mina has not one but two different hairstyles available to win this month. Lia is a long ponytail and Anna has a low bun at the back of the neck. 75L a play or 1900L for the entire pack.

Hair *new*Mina – Lia – PocketGacha

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KraftWork also has some amazing items available this round, the Bus Stop gacha includes 4 common backdrops, 2 common props, and one rare backdrop. All pieces have poses built in but I chose a pose from Imitation to better show off the amazing outfit.

Background and prop *new*KraftWork – Bus Stop Gacha – PocketGacha

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Pose: Imitation – Isaiah 5

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This gorgeous will be coming to the February Cosmetic Fair on February 15. 7 Deadly Skins brings you another amazing omega applier, based on the LAQ bento mesh heads and shown on my LAQ Scarlet. This skin comes in 13 tones and has an optional shape for sale for LAQ mesh heads.

Skin *coming soon*7 Deadly Skins – Ginger Sand – Cosmetic Fair

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LOTUS is back in PocketGacha with another set of amazing eyes, 15 common and 2 rare colors can be yours when you play this gacha. They include appliers for Catwa, Lelutka, and LOTUS brand mesh eyes. 69L a play or 1290L for the full set.

Eyes *new*Lotus – Cosmic Eyes 6 – PocketGacha

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I got early access to Ultra Event yesterday and my eyes fell on this lovely set of jewelry. From Cae, this set can be purchased individually or as a pack with both the necklace and earrings. The HUD controls each necklace separately as well as the earrings independently. You can customize these so much it’s amazing. It also includes two different pairs of earrings.

Jewelry *new*Cae – Nylah – Ultra

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Dark Passions – Koffin Nails offers two new sets of nail polish only at 4Mesh, this stunning metallic polish is sure to set you apart from the crowd. It is just absolutely gorgeous.

Polish *new*Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Eternal Eclipse Black – 4Mesh

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Peacock

I thought I’d have some fun with this blog and the song Peacock by Katy Perry is so full of innuendo I just had to include it. This outfit is so amazing I couldn’t wait to share it with you all, which is why you get two blogs back to back.

The Annex came up with this beautiful peacock outfit just in time for Mardi Gras or Carnivale depending what part of the world you’re in. This is a gacha set available right now on the PocketGacha HUD. This set includes 2 rares and 14 commons. The corset, skirt, and train are available in four colors and the headdress and bustle are the amazing rares. This is fit for Maitreya only.

Outfit *new*The Annex – Shake Your Tail Feather – PocketGacha

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When I put this outfit on I immediately thought of a Las Vegas showgirl and found this amazing backdrop in my inventory from Minimal. Part of the Illusion III gacha set released several months ago, you can still get your copy at the main store.

BackdropMinimal – Illusion II 6

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To complete my look I chose a lovely skin from 7 Deadly Skins, armlets with a color change HUD from Noir Store, and these awesome claws and rings from CerberusXing.

Skin *new*7 Deadly Skins – Venus Powder – Designer Showcase

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Armlets *new*Noir Store –  Cleo Arm Cuffs – Kinky Event

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Rings *new*CerberusXing – Shredder Claws Silver – The Season Story

Hair *new*Magika – Strawberry HUD 4

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EyesMesange – Iskandar Eyes 1

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PoseFoxcity – Fixated 5 Fatpack Exclusive

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City of Angels

I am going to do my best today not to mix up my blogs, yes, I once again have two to write at once. When I’m inspired I can’t help it, I have to get the pictures done while I’m thinking about it. The direction my blog is taking lately really has me thinking about the brands that I blog for, I’m not doing as much up close photography, should I keep my makeup, nails, etc groups or should I thank them and step away? These thoughts swirl in my head and I bounce back and forth like a ping-pong ball on my choices. I’ll come to a conclusion sooner rather than later, but for now, I will do what I always do and carry forward.

Masoom is at The Epiphany and she has this fabulous angel outfit available to play for. It is fit for Maitreya and Slink Hourglass only and includes 24 commons and 6 rares. The gloves and wings are bento and the wings come in static or animated. The metals are gold or silver. The event runs January 15 – February 15.

Outfit *new*Masoom – Roma Bento Gacha White – The Epiphany 

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I chose to feature this awesome backdrop from Isuka available at Ultra Event, the No Bad Days neon lights behind my head just seemed so perfect for my angelic countenance. Ultra opens today and as of this month will be monthly rather than bi-monthly as it has been in the past.

Backdrop *new*Isuka – No Bad Days Backdrop – Ultra

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I chose a pose from Animosity for this pic, they are geared toward men but I think I look pretty good, don’t you? This pose pack includes five poses which can be purchased individually or as a fatpack.

PoseAnimosity – Nigo 4

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I found this hair from Doe scrolling through Marketplace, it is a gacha but I can’t find any information on where it was or if it’s still at a gacha event. In any case, this hair with it’s piled high curls and tiny flowers was just perfect for what I wanted.

HairDoe – Blossom

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Skin *new*7 Deadly Skins – Lumi Dew – eBento

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EyesSuicidal Unborn – Hadria

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For more information regarding body and head please visit The Basics

 

Island in the Sun

It’s my rez day, 7 years in this crazy world we call Second Life. Some bad but a lot of really good things have happened to me over the years. I’ve met people from all over the world, in fact, I adopted a mother that lives in Australia. If it wasn’t for Second Life I wouldn’t have met any of these people and it makes me so happy to know them.

Sometimes I get items to blog that I am just clueless how to put together, then an item will become available that makes everything else fall into place. First, I am going to cover the decor in this photo and then I’ll get to the lovely fashion.

DaD is at FaMESHed with this awesome pool, it includes sits, singles, couples, and family poses built into it. It’s a super cute heart shaped and comes with an optional border piece that you can line up with the pool or make look like a patio.

Pool *new*DaD – Lovely Heart Swimming Pool – FaMESHed

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This adorable brick oven BBQ kitchen and terrace furniture is from Aphrodite Shop and can be grabbed right now at On9. It is available with three options and includes the BBQ Oven, chairs, table, and more.

BBQ Set *new*: Aphrodite Shop – Hearts Home Terrace BBQ Oven Combo – On9

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The hammock is from Chez Moi and is attached to three palm trees, the other palm trees are from Little Branch.

HammockChez Moi – Hammock Daydreaming –

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TreesLittle Branch – Beach Palm v2

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Now for the fashion. Lybra is The Season Story with this fabulous set. This set is Maitreya exclusive and comes in 10 colors or a fatpack, the bra, panties, and gloves are color change independently and the set can be purchased as a fatpack.

Outfit *new*Lybra – Serina – The Season Story

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Letituier has this awesome, high updo at On9. This is an unrigged mesh hair and comes in all available color HUDs.

Hair *new*: Letituier – Dulce Browns – On9

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Skin *new*7 Deadly Skins – Clarity V1 Pineapple – Ultra

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HairbaseJust Magnetized – Basic Hairbase 19 Omega

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SlackGirl is at also at On9 with these sexy heels, Ingrid comes with a HUD that includes 10 shoe colors and 4 metal colors. Fit for Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink only.

Shoes *new*SlackGirl – Ingrid Maitreya – On9

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Water DropletsIzzie’s – Face and Body Applier Waterdrops

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As most of my readers know I don’t typically include close up shots any longer but these rings and nails were too fabulous not to have their own shot.

Rings *new*: InsurreKtion – Bella Rings Maitreya – 4Mesh

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NailsDark Passions – Koffin Nails – Stars of the Zodiac Rare

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PoseFoxcity – Red Hot 4

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Tell Me You Love Me

Sometimes stuff just comes together, other times you build a scene and hate it or the items don’t fit in the picture so you have to move things around and monkey with it until it’s perfect. The life of a photographer/blogger can be a real pain but in the end, when you get the perfect shot and just smile knowing you’ve done a great job, then you can pat yourself on the back and move on with your day.

I love Dead Dollz, I have for a very long time. When I saw this lovely sleeveless sweater dress and matching gloves at FaMESHed I knew I wanted it and that I was going to include it in a blog. At the time I didn’t quite know how I was going to set it up but then Nantra sent out her poses for Ultra and the vision was born. I had played the Minimal Sights gacha for another scene in that set but when I was building the scene for this blog I remembered I had this one and it was the perfect location for my setting.

Dress *new*Dead Dollz – Flo Dress & Gloves Sky – FaMESHed

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Pose *new*Nantra – Won’t You B Mine – Ultra

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BackdropMinimal – Sights Backdrop 6

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Skin *new*7 Deadly Skins – Romie Freckled Sand – 4Mesh 

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EyesMesange – Skye 8

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Makeup *new*Shiny Stuffs – Coquette, Lashes, and Baby Kisses 4Mesh

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The decor is a mix and match from several creators, the clock is brand new and from Plastik and the cute little chameleon habitat is new from Jian. I couldn’t resist including them in my scene. The chair is included with the Minimal scene.

Wall ArtThe Plastik – Leava Panel with HUD

Clock *new*The Plastik – Waine Clock Ria – SaNaRae

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Plant and Basket: Dust Bunny – Hoya Plant and Blanket Storage Table

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ReptilesJian – Chameleon Habitat – Collabor88

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Lights: Floorplan – Garden String Light Metal

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Pillows: Anc – Japanese Pillow Gold and Red

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Table: Di’Cor – Victoria Coffee Table

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ClutterTres Blah – Sleepover Gacha and HodgePodge Gacha

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For more information regarding body and head please visit The Basics