Yes, I’ve been on an Ed Sheeran kick, so you’re going to get several blogs named after his songs.
With that said now on to today’s blog. The 90’s were an amazing time, especially to be a teenager. There were so many clothing styles, music styles, just styles to try out, a time to find yourself. This was before the Internet as we know it now and arcades were HUGE. You’d spend the afternoon feeding quarter after quarter into the machine, trying to get that top score. I started the 90’s as a young teenager and finished it off as a young adult, but one thing remained, the love of arcade games. Bars, bowling allies, malls, even just standalone arcades were available everywhere.
So there are two reasons for my nostalgic road trip into the 90’s first up is this amazing dress from ChicModa. BishBox this month was themed Grunge Queen, and ChicModa released this awesome t-shirt dress. I chose one with just an awesome ombre tone but there are 6 total textures available, with really funny sayings, or awesome patterns.
This amazing backdrop from Minimal, available at The Epiphany is the second reason for my nostalgia. As soon as I saw this gacha I knew I was going to have to play. The details are phenomenal and I just had to have them.
Pose Fair is happening now and I honestly only went, when it is beyond packed, for this one set of poses from Foxcity. There is 6 poses available for purchase or grab the fatpack and get the exclusive #5 pose. This pose is fun, with an included olive and martini.
April Catwa Powder Pack is out of this world, skins, makeups, and some skin enhancers. I’ve found so many awesome things in this pack I can’t even choose a favorite. Essences have included an all new skin pack this month with 3 tones, there is not a body applier but if you got the February Powder Pack you can use the included body applier from that month.
Appliquè has grown to include 50 designers of the finest appliers from makeups to clothes. You want an amazing applier, make sure to visit this event. I’ve already covered these eyes from Shakeup once, but they are so lovely I chose a new color today.
Dark Passions – Koffin Nails is at Fantasy Faire, this fabulous Relay for Life event is in its 9th year and the designers have pulled out all the stops. This nail polish comes in 5 tones and the colors are beautiful and vibrant.
Okay, don’t strangle me, I’m bored and when I’m bored I blog or try to nap which failed and I really don’t want to clean house yet so I blog.
Sometimes you have to sit and enjoy the small things in life, like a fabulous conversation, your daughter’s first real date, just making it through one more day. There is one last time for everything. Take time to enjoy everything because you never know when it will be the last time.
I love when two designers come together, in perfect harmony, unbeknownst to them to create the best outfit. That happened for me today with Riot and MoOH! The two separate pieces, believe it or not, do not go together. MoOH! has released this super cute lace top and bra set for Level Up, going on now until April 15. You have a couple of more days to get there and get this awesome top for the reduced price of 125L and it includes 12 colors.
These pajama pants are an older item from Riot but still cute and comfy for lounging around the house. There are 48 individual colors to choose from or a fatpack option that includes 96 colors. 199L each or 1299 for the fatpack, trust me that’s the only way to go.
Sweet as Honey is a 5 pose set + mirrors available at Designer Showcase until April 30 and is only 300L, a fantastic value for poses just as sweet as their name. Looking for an older pose from Image Essentials and can’t find it in the store? Don’t forget they’ve all been retired, about 75% of the store and can now only be found on the MP for 50L.
Rezology has been hard at work updating some of the older hairs with new complexities and better textures, this being on of them. The short bobbed hair is so cute I couldn’t wait to wear it, it’s so pretty. It has also been bento fitted.
Appliquè starts in just a couple of day and you can grab some amazing items from some fantastic applier creators. I’m so excited to be blogging for this event as I love makeup and eyes and never seem to have enough. There’s plenty of other stuff but the makeup and eyes alone are worth my time. Shown on Catwa Catya bento mesh head.
This lovely skin from Lumae is a bare skin available in all 10 tones, it comes with every applier imaginable and is so smooth and pretty. This skin is available for one more day at The Avenue for a reduced price of 245L for each tone.
I was recently accepted as a blogger for Riot, I only discovered this store in the past few months, so when she opened apps I HAD to apply, her styles, fit and HUD options are out of this world.
Phoenix is coming to Black Fair starting April 7, this stunning hair comes with a grow HUD to allow your hair to “grow” to 3 different lengths. Available in all standard color packs each one comes with a color change HUD for the chained headpiece. This hair is so pretty I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
When Rcade, of Riot, was showing her WIPs for this top I about died, the play by play on the rigging and style left me in awe. This top was originally released for Mesh Body Addict, for the bi-weekly sale but you can grab it at the main store now. The rigging is flawless, no gaps, no strange dips, just an amazing fit.
I don’t know why but when I got all done putting this outfit together I immediately thought it would look so good with a horse, so I found one. Focus Poses has this horse with 8 built-in poses and 10 texture change options. It’s a beautifully made pose and was so perfect for what I wanted to do.
The Chapter 4 opened yesterday and with it came these stunning eyes, Rosalind is available in the 2 for 1 room and is 90L for a two pack or all 16 colors in a fatpack for only 500L. Trust me, just get the fatpack, Mesange eyes are ones to never be taken off.
The April Powder Pack for Lelutka is out and if you missed the pre-order you can still grab it for the full price of 3000L. There are so many amazing skins, makeups, and other skin accessories in this pack you do not want to miss out!
Slipper Originals is back at Designer Circle with these fabulous sandals. Made for Maitreya, Slink and Belleza flat feet the options available with these sandals are out of this world. Slipper has a brand new inworld location, make sure to update your LM!
Uber opened on March 25 and with it came so many amazing things I couldn’t wait to get in and grab them all. The outfit inspired the location where I decided to shoot this series and let me tell you it’s one of the coolest outfits I’ve seen.
Spirit released this awesome outfit combination for Uber, it is 3 separate piece with a tunic dress, pants and a cropped top-style t-shirt. It comes in 4 colors with an additional texture in the fatpack, the fatpack is the way to go because you get a funky pattern that you can add to your outfit to make it truly unique.
Shoetopia is OPEN! You can go there right now and pick up so many amazing shoes from some of the top designers in Second Life, like these adorable, textured pumps from Blueberry. These heels are amazing, coming with ankle, knee high and thigh high options all in one pack, with a texture change HUD.
The pose is from the one and only Image Essentials, there is a HUGE retirement sale going on right now to get rid of the old poses and make room for all the amazing new Bento poses coming in the future. Almost 3/4 of the store is an amazing 25L. So definitely go check it out. This pose, Viper, is available right now at Designer Circle. It is a 5 pose set with mirrors and you can grab it for only 300L. You must have a Bento enabled viewer to use these poses.
I absolutely adore this sim, created by Maddy of Eclectica it is a replica of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay and it is stunning. From the super trees to the huge tea cups, there are so many photographic areas. It’s also a great place to take a date and show them around, cuddle and dance too.
enVOGUE release this awesome updo hair over the weekend, I chose to use the materials enabled hair, which shows off the highlights so much better but there is also a non-materials version included. Materials ONLY work in ultra graphics with advanced lighting enabled.
7 Deadly Skins is going to be involved in the Black Fair again this year, formerly The Black Fashion Fair, with this stunning skin. Maureen comes in 4 skin tones with the all new Omega face and body applier. I love the new HUD Izara has created.
When I first saw these face piercings I was so excited, then I found they were made for Genesis Lab mesh head and were rigged for the 3 mesh heads currently available, I was kind of bummed, to be honest, but then I saw there was an unrigged version in the pack so I bought them and I love them, the pack included the bindi, nose and lip piercing. Available in several metal options, each pack comes with a HUD to change the main bindi jewel.
Jewelry: Genesis Lab – Face Jewelry Set – Bindi Unrigged, Septum B Unrigged, Lip Jane Rigged – Uber
Last but not least are these awesome, stiletto nails from Astralia. Created with rigging for both Slink and Vista bento mesh hands, you can grab nail polishes like this one from Alme to use with them. The diamonds are an add-on for the nails themselves and are only available for the stiletto version.
Nails: Astralia– Compatible Mesh Nails Vista Bento
Yeah, I did it! Sue me! This song is annoyingly catchy and to be honest, I still jam out to it when I hear it, sing along, the whole nine yards. The real reason for the name of this blog is the pose. When I saw it I knew I wanted to use it.
Reve Obscura is back with some amazing new Bento compatible poses. These poses do require you have the most up-to-date Bento viewer and hands to make the poses look right, although you can use Bento poses without Bento hands, but it’s so much fun why would you?
I went through a half a dozen outfits before I found this one. Available from Arcane Spellcaster AK Creations, it comes in black with the pants and shirt and includes fits for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and standard fitmesh sizes. The shirt is open and I decided to pair it with a lovely lingerie set from La Perla, I love layered lingerie it is so perfect to wear under your more risque tops and bottoms at that and La Perla makes some of the loveliest lingerie in SL. Livia comes with a 10 color texture HUD and is available at The Secret Affair from March 15 – 31.
The background was easy, once I’d decided on a pose. I bought the fatpack of backgrounds from Minimal at last month’s Uber and I hadn’t yet used this one so I had to, the only other one I haven’t used yet is the urinal and tbh I can’t figure out what to do with it, so it’ll get used eventually I’m sure.
I’m so excited to be blogging for Rezology and this hair is an older one with a whole new complexity. Selc has been busy revamping her hairs for a lower complexity and let me tell you it makes a HUGE difference. This one is fun and honestly, I chose it because it showed off my jewelry but I love this hair. Each Rezology hair comes with a very simple HUD including 5 standard colors and a white base hair to make your own color. I think it’s awesome to have the option.
Lumae makes such stunning skins and with the option of plain or freckled, you have so many more options. The dedication Lumiya puts into her skins astounds me, knowing how much she goes through to create such gorgeous skins just makes me love them even more. This skin is currently available at Skin Fair as an exclusive.
Zibska and #adored are both part of the March Catwa Powder Pack. Zibska has included a lovely set of eyeshadow, compatible with Omega and Catwa appliers, in 12 stunning shades. #adored has a gorgeous set of Catwa or Omega lipsticks with 20 different shades, 10 standard and 10 gold flaked. You can still order your Powder Pack for the full price of 3000L.
The jewelry is from Indulge Temptation and it is currently available at Designer Circle. There are 6 necklace set and 6 bracelet and earring sets. Each piece of jewelry comes with 10 metal and 8-11 bead options. They are stunning and are resizable to fit your frame.
I have been waiting for these nails since Astralia announced she was going a whole new route with her mesh add-on nails. Now available in both Slink and Vista Bento rigged nails you can actually purchase polish from some creators and wear these fabulous stiletto nails all the time. Also, she has released a fabulous diamond overlay for these nails and they are available at Shiny Shabby right now, the nails are at the main store.
Nails: Astralia – Compatible Mesh Nail System Vista Stiletto
Nothing more disheartening than working the kissing booth all day, for a whopping 25¢ and getting no takers, I even offered a piece of candy with the kiss. I watched people all day, go in and out of the big tent, grabbing pizza and popcorn all around me, but I did score a piece of amazing pizza from some little old lady who felt bad for me. Well, there’s always next year, maybe I’ll dye my hair blond and I’ll get more takers.
To create my circus scene, with my poor little, lonely self, standing at the ready for my kiss, I found all kinds of neat things. KraftWork created this kissing booth gacha and you can win this rare booth. The common items included, two different neon signs, two different prints decors, a mailbox, a chair and a wearable kissing booth, so you can walk around the fairgrounds and still make some money.
Booth: KraftWork– Kiss Me, Baby Gacha – Kissing Booth Rare
To complete my boardwalk scene I also included these amazing decor props from Venue, a set of four different food props are available, I chose pizza and popcorn because who doesn’t love those? There is a food giver included with them so you can grab a slice of piping hot pizza, or a sizzling bucket of hot, buttery popcorn.
The tent was a Marketplace find from Remarkable Oblivion, also part of a gacha set that is available at The Arcade until the end of the month, it’s amazingly well built and you can win 7 commons and 3 rares.
It could be my adorable pegasus pony keeping the kissers at bay but he’s so cute. Available at the all new Lootbox from Jian. There are 6 available wanderers, 6 companions and 3 rares to win.
Companion: Jian – My Lil Equine 8 Midnight Pegasus – Lootbox
Well, I may not have had any would-be suitors, but I really look working my kissing booth. ChicModa was once again a part of BishBox this month with this amazing top. It comes with a color change HUD for the shirt with colors, the lace with 4 colors and the zipper and beads with 3 colors. It’s an absolutely amazing top and everyone should grab this month’s BishBox. Since preorders are done it is 3000L but this will just prompt you to grab it early next month at half price.
MoOH! is at Designer Circle this month with these amazing bellbottom jeans. They are available in 4 different color HUDs and are fit for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink. There is a flat foot and high foot version in each pack.
Slipper Originals is also at the 150th round of Designer Circle with an awesome new pair of flat-footed sandals. These sandals are fit for Maitreya, Slink and Belleza with a color change HUD to match just about any outfit you wear.
I was sitting there last night, minding my own business trying to figure out how to put this blog together when my daughter dropped a present on my head, quite literally. She’d been to Kawaii Project and played the Doe gacha, Posy. She got this hair in gingers and since that is my typical color she passed it to me. The hair comes with a fitted and unrigged version, as well as separate pieces, so you can wear the bangs and wisps if you want, but you don’t have to. The HUD controls the bobby pins and you turn them off too.
Mesange is releasing these amazing eyes for Lost and Found beginning tomorrow, March 22. The individual 15 eyes colors or beauty pack is just as stunning as any of her eyes. They come in four sizes and are compatible with all Omega compatible heads, the packs also include a set of mesh eyes.
ZOZ released this stunning polish for The Chapter Four and you have a few days left to grab them, Chapter Four ends on the 24th. All ZOZ comes available in ZOZ mesh nails, Vista, Maitreya and Slink or grab the fatpack if you’re like me and wear multiple body parts.
When I was a teenager the movie Clueless debuted and I fell in love with everything there was to it, from Cher’s automated closet to the actual story line this movie made the list of my all time favorite movies and to this day is still a guilty pleasure. With this in mind I remembered a gacha that included a rare item called Cher’s closet. SAYO created the We <3 the 90’s gacha.
Decor set: SAYO – We <3 The 90’s – Cher’s Closet – Rare, Lip Loveseat, Mirror, Rollin’ with the Homies Art, OMG Pillow, Betch Pillow – Common
ChicModa released Gemma, a sparkly, one armed dress for the January BishBox, for those that didn’t pre-order their box they were left out of this stunning dress, but there is great news! Gemma II is here! With 10 all new colors and fits for Slink and Maitreya this fabulous dress can now be yours! Grab them individually or as a fatpack (get the fatpack seriously you won’t be sorry).
With all this sexiness I needed a pose that would do it justice and I found just the right pose at Fussy x Foxcity. This pose pack has 7 poses, 6 of them with mirrors. You can buy the poses individually for 55L each or in a greedy pack for 250L. These poses are Bento enabled which means at the minimum you have to have a Bento enabled viewer, for best results they should be used with Bento enabled hands. Poses will not look the same when used with non-Bento hands.
This stunning skin was released by Lumae for an event several months ago but the awesome news is you can still grab it at the main store. Special release skins are only available in the tones that they were originally released in. This particular special was released in 4 tones, Fawn, Dolce, Tawny and Nutmeg.
These mesmerizing eyes are from Mesange and are at the most current round of Lost and Found. Mercury can be found in 15 colors individually or as a fatpack. All packs come with mesh, standard and Omega, fatpack also includes Genesis.
I think everyone dreams of growing up to be rich and famous, whether as an athlete, actor or singer. For me I wanted to be the next Cyndi Lauper, the only problem with that is I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, animals howl in unison. Fortunately in Second Life you can live out whatever dreams you may have.
This was one of the easiest looks I’ve ever put together, from the outfit and hair to the location and pose I knew exactly how I wanted this to look, the photo shoot and edit didn’t go as well as planned and after 3 takes I finally got what I wanted.
Image Essentials is at Designer Showcase and you can still pick up these amazing poses for only 300L. 5 pose pack with mirrors, the fantastic closeups achieved with these will have you coming back again and again.
The dress, I saw this on a Facebook advert and knew I had to own it. The long skirt reminds me of a 1940’s stage singer, the low cut back shows of the perfect curve of your spine and the 16 available colors in solids and patterns are out of this world. I couldn’t decide on one color so I grabbed the fatpack and it’s only 1399L at Shiny Shabby, that makes each dress less than 50L and is so worth having them all. Where else can you get 32 dresses for this price?
The venue I wanted for my pictures was easy too, introduced to me by my friend Ana the backroom is a little, casual gathering place with a stage for live performers, thankfully no one was there when I wanted to take my pictures, I’d hate to have had to sing and make someone’s ears bleed.
Lumae is still available at Enchantment right now with this beautiful Cinderella inspired skin, the applier options are astounding including Catwa face and Omega body, Maitreya, Belleza, Slink and TMP. There are 4 included shapes as well (not pictured). There is a standard, cleavage and push up breast option for the body applier as well as freckled or plain.
It’s difficult to get back into a groove, taking a three week break may not seem like much to some but it was for me. Blogging was my entire SLife and now I’m not even sure why I’m doing it. I have commitments, yes, but I could easily send a NC to each designer, explaining that I’m leaving SL or even to some and just cut it down to the bare minimum. I hate disappointing people, especially people that have put their faith in me to make their brand sell, to show the world what they do, but that’s not a reason to keep doing it either.
Maybe it’ll come back to me, but in all honesty I never had much faith in my blog, the fact that it’s lasted a year and that so many people have given me a chance floors me, I don’t think I’m good, that my pictures are great or anything like that. I blogged for a long time on my own dime because I loved making pictures from beautiful things and showing the world.
Enough about the inner workings of my brain. Today I have some amazing items to show you from the newest round of GENRE. The theme this month is Disco and the designers have pulled out all the stops to bring you amazing disco inspired items.
It’s been a few weeks since I posted a blog, between The Walking Dead and then my webpage being down I took a very long break. Now I have to see if I even remember how to write a blog post.
This super cute outfit is available from Pulse for the Sad November event going on right now until until November 19 so you have a few more days to get in and grab this dress and short set. The dress is available in 7 individual colors and comes with an optional scarf (not shown) the short
My second item from Sad November is from a brand new designer that decided to give me a chance just before my website went down and I feel horribly that I am only now getting to this gorgeous necklace. The set comes with necklace and earrings (not pictured due to hair) and a HUD to control each piece to customize it to your look.