Friday, May 31, 2019

The Final Winter Event & Hunt

Ends June 16th

  As they say, winter is coming - but it's not just coming, it is here at The Final Winter. The event caters towards fantasy and the people all created by George R.R. Martin, and will help you live your best Game of Thrones life in Second Life, taking you all across Westeros. *

    Posters around the SIM announce a live performance on the Final Winter stage, The Age of Dragons (A theater adaptation of the tragic love story of Rhaegar & Lyanna) June 8, 2019 @ 12:00pm SLT and June 9, 2019 @ 2:30pm SLT.

  At this event you'll find stores like: Kraftwork, Mina Hair, Candle & Cauldron, Wicca's Originals, DRD, Dahlia, Bauhaus Movement, Riot and more!  Hair, clothing, furnishings and decor... all things related to the popular show Game of Thrones, but adapted through the minds and creativity of Second Life creators, for Second Life players. 

  Before you enter, you will see this sign letting you know there is also a mini hunt for dragon eggs containing  FREE GIFTS! I know it can't just be me, but when it comes to events I am always extra excited when there are free vendor/store gifts involved. My cheap lil Second Life heart just pitter patters!!

  I found 21 Dragon Eggs at various (not all) vendor booths all around the SIM. Each one was 0L and didn't require a group join to pick up. 

Items Worn:

Head: Margeaux by CATWA
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Skin: Maya Neutral Skin by Mignonne
Tattoos: SIREN TATOO Rose
Hair: Lush Bento RIGGED mesh hair by Rezology
Eyes: GHOST eyes omega applier by Cubic Cherry Free @ Event
Crown: Wolf Crown by zk Free @ Event
Top: Bloody Armor (Gold) by MONUMENT Free @ Event
Wrap: Northern fur stole by Orangerie Free @ Event

Featured Items:

Wooden Swing Bench by Serenity Style Free @ Event
Magelight lamp by Raindale Free @ Event
Direwolf Frame by FOURTH WALL Free @ Event
Puget Sound Seattle Silhouette & Pouf by Kraftwork Free @ Event
Three Dragon Eggs (gift packaging for The Horror gift @ Event)

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Good Mix Event - May

  This event takes place every 25th of the month and runs until the 15th of the next. Join the GoodMix Event group to pick up your prizes around the staged area. 

  This month you'll find free poses, clothing, shoes, nails and more!  Come check it out, before it ends.

Items Worn:

Head: Margeaux by CATWA
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Skin: Maya Neutral Skin by Mignonne
Tattoos: SIREN TATTOO Rose
Hair: Girl Gang Bun (group gift) by Besom
Dress: Marcy Dress by Passion @ Event
Boots: Gothic Lace Up Mesh Boots Black by Vlad Blackburn
Pose: Pose 26 by Chau Store @ Event

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Shout out for "All Spiffed Up"

  I just ran across this wonderful blog full of freebies and finds called All Spiffed Up. They specialize in putting together whole looks head to toe with free group gifts and free event gifts around the Grid of Second Life. It's quite impressive.

  I'm all about trying to share free and cute stuff here on my blog as well, and thought the work they are doing over there was great enough to share, in case you haven't found it yet yourself. 

  I highly recommend you take a look if you're on a budget or just love hoarding all the nice freebies that Second Life has to offer. 

Thank you ASU team for your hard work!!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Treasure Trove Gacha Yard Sale

  Who likes deals and steals? Who likes to browse tons of pretty things? Who likes to take part in that grand ole' hunt of finding buried treasures among the rubble?

  There are many Gacha and discounted places around Second Life, that's for sure. But, just to let you guys know I picked up a few cute decor items at this one today, and wanted to share the location with you.

  Pets, furnishings, clothing and avatar accessories, decor and all the other things you can think of... come on down and have a look for yourself!

Items Worn:

Head: Margeaux by CATWA
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Skin: Maya Neutral Skin by Mignonne
Tattoos: SIREN TATTOO Rose
Hair: Girl Gang Bun (group gift) by Besom
Top: Cross Crop Top by :You:
Shorts: Ain't trippin shorts by ENVY
Boots: Leather zip boots by ::GB:: (black - GABRIEL Gacha)

Friday, May 24, 2019

Click - Click *BOOM*

  When it comes to photography in Second Life, I am a super noob. I really like clean contrast black and white images most of the time, but lately I've been trying to play with more color and backgrounds.

  In theory, to me, bright and colorful is a great idea, but I am still more drawn to stark plain contrasting backgrounds when it comes to pictures I use on my blog. Like the ones you'll usually find when I'm showing off a store or item in particular.

  There are so many great photographers and videographers on Second Life, and I really love youtube and flicker for finding this content and just drooling over it. Not only are there stunning views in world that these amazing talents can capture but it really is about lighting and that fine tuning as well that you do to your footage after you take the picture or video.

  I'm still at the beginning stages of trying to figure out the best lighting in world to take pictures, the best angles and the camera functions and settings. Then, trying to find a balance of nice editing that compliments the picture I took and not just over run it with unnecessary color or texture.

  These were just a couple I have played around with most recently, but I do have more on my flickr account which you are more than welcome to check out too, and hey, if you have any feedback or tips and tricks, I'd be happy to hear them. 

  In the meantime, I'll just keep chugging along. Because not only do I enjoy sharing cool or cheap things that I find in Second Life, I always enjoy making pretty things to look at too. 

Outfits Worn:

Picture 1 - Suri Harness Dress Black by SALT

Picture 2 - Thermal Onesie Maitreya Gray by REIGN (#14 in Wild Nights Gacha 1024)

Picture 3 - Neveah Bralette by Cynful & La Bohemia Skirt/Top by Beautiful Dirty Rich

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Broken Princess - Must See Marketplace

 Are you in need of some cute and fun accessories? Look no further than Broken Princess's Marketplace. Bow chokers, Unicorn Charm Bracelets, Charm Earrings, Ankle Bracelets for women and some men's items as well. There are lighting effects, wall hangings and Christmas decor to choose from too.

  A nice little treasure trove of items all at your fingertips. Come check them out and you might find something that tickles your fancy as well.  

Items Worn:

Head: Margeaux by CATWA
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Skin: Maya Neutral Skin by Mignonne
Tattoos: Wings Of Redemption by SuPerBia
Hair: >TRUTH< Kami - sangria
Top: Dira Strap Tank by [EN]
Pants: Ripped Front Jeans by Villena

Items Shown:

Broken Princess - Hose & Spigot Gift
Broken Princess - Vintage Christmas Postcards
Broken Princess - Games Decor
Broken Princess - Mesh Twinkle Star Lights (blue)
Broken Princess - Mesh Unicorn Wall Art
Broken Princess - Fancy Tree Wooden Wall Hanging (Silver)
Broken Princess - Egg Decor
Broken Princess - Display Plates

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tres Chic Event with FREEBIES

  It's their Birthday and they are sharing FREE gifts for all! Plus, a really nice line up of stores show casing their newest and trendiest pieces to date! Check out the list of stores and what they are selling HERE.

  I counted 18 free gifts I picked up all around the inside store and at the vendors booths, along with a few outside in the plaza area as well. Hair, shoes, accessories, clothing, decor and more!

  Come on over before it ends, and grab yourself some freebies (Join Group) , along with having a look-see at the newest styles for this summer.

Items Worn:

Head: Margeaux by CATWA
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Skin: Maya Neutral Skin by Mignonne
Tattoos: Wings Of Redemption by SuPerBia
Hair: FABIA Mesh Hair gift @ Event
Outfit: Sabrina by Beyond @ Event
Earrings: Fan Gold by ChicChica @ Event
Lipstick: Splash lipstick (catwa) by Sintiklia @ Event
Bag: TC Noe Pochette Tan @ Event
Shoes: ED. Gloss Pumps @ Event

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Second Life Syndicate Hunt & Freebies

  Now Staying open until the 26th!

  This is a very unique hunt with free gifts at the landing point and a fun little hunt if you follow the poo emoji's down into the sewer. They are hiding everywhere, so make sure you look real hard!  

  More than 20 items (poo) can be found all around the area. Mature themed items are included in this hunt, so be warned. But you'll also get cute bumper effects, accessories, fantasy items, pose scenes, tattoos, decor, furnishings, hair, clothing, make-up, shoes and skin!!!

  A really great assortment of free things to find here, and personally I love the theme of the poo emoji and the sewer is really nicely done as well. 

Read more HERE at their website.

Items Worn:

Head: Margeaux by CATWA
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Skin: Maya Neutral Skin by Mignonne
Tattoo: Wings Of Redemption by SuPerBia
Hair: >TRUTH< Kami - sangria
Lipstick: Lipstick Kate by Sintiklia
Outfit: Queen B*tch Bodysuit by Sn@tch
Gloves: Leather Gloves - Maitreya by Versus (group join gift)
Wings: Anguls Mortis - Wing L/R by [Gauze] @ Hunt
Headpiece: Lothlorien Headdress - Full Laer by [Gauze] @ Hunt
Body Effect: Fae Aura - Dust orb/swirl by [Gauze] @ Hunt
Staff: Alchemist Staff Animated by [Gauze] @ Hunt

Monday, May 20, 2019

Paragon Dance Animations of Hollywood

  I don't know about you and how you like to play Second Life, but for me, I'm always on the look out for new dances to use in world. I don't really spend much time at clubs but I'll certainly bust out in a dance in the middle of my yard or a store while shopping!

  I don't like an inactive avatar, most of the time, I like to be moving so I can have something to watch.. is that odd? Probably. But, never mind that! This place in Second Life sells such realistic dances, they are smooth and flow just perfectly, fitting any occasion or preference of dance you might have.

  Hip Hop, Latina/Salsa, Sexy dances... you name it, they make it (or are planning to make it soon!).  The reason these dances are so well made and look so great is because it's the only place on the grid where dances are actually authentically created by youtube stars and celebrity dancers. So amazing, right? 

  Get yourself a group join spot, and take part in their freebie dances as well! Currently offered is the Tori - UnisexClubDance (GIFT) in store and at their eBENTO event booth!

  They were even featured on New World Notes, the author who interviewed Ebbe Altber the Linden Lab CEO! Check it out here.

  Shown in the below video is all 8 dances in the Tori Club Dance pack available for purchase in their store, sold by Johnny (jnakagawa).  Fatpack costs 1680L's (20% off) and single dances are 300L's a piece.  Each one of these dances are well worth the lindens and a great addition to your inventory. 

Location Filmed: City of Harfax

*This Tori Club Dance Pack was part of a sponsorship with Johnny from Paragon Dance Animations.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Besom Kendall Hair


  This sleek, long and straight middle part hair was offered up as a Midnight Mania group gift at the store. Big color range in the hud(s) to choose from. There is an option for bigger breasted avatars, Sleek Blacks, Blondes, Browns, Crystal, Galaxy, Reds and Essentials. 

  No styling hud is included with this one, you just get the bang/fringe less version seen here. I usually don't wear the super long hair, but I really like this one. It's not too bulky with tons of volume, and I find it best worn with tight fitting tops so there is no clipping.

  It's really worth it, in my opinion to sign up for the VIP group, so you can hit up this store every day and get in on the free hair!

Items Worn:

Head: Margeaux by CATWA
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Skin: 7deadlys[K]ins
Hair: Kendall by Besom
Tattoos: Wings of Redemption by SuPerBia
Top: Long Sleeve Crop Top by [InDiGo]
Pants: Skinny Jeans - pink by Indecision

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Astralia (equals) Cute Stuff

  Astralia is such a girly store, I love it! Tons of amazing furnishings, bento accessories, nails, shoes and more. It's a HUGE store jam packed with so many things and did I mention.. it's SUPER CUTE?!? 'Cause it is!

  Group join fee is 149L's and gets you one exclusive free gift every month. This month it's the pictured above, absolutely adorable Fairy Glitter Floaty. Just in time for all your summer fun and beachy picture taking adventures.

  Come on over and check it out... maybe you'll leave with something adorable of your own.

Items Worn:

Head: Margeaux by CATWA
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Tattoos: Wings of Redemption by SuPerBia
Hair: Kendall by Besom
Top: Anna Set Top by Mangula
Skirt: Lana Skirt by FurtaCor
Shoes: Fen Ling Heels by BREATHE
Pose: AVENGE @ eBENTO event

Location:  Astralia

Friday, May 17, 2019

eBENTO Event

  This Event starts every 11th - Monthly - This round ends on the 31st

  Click the image or link provided to get to the landmark, then join the group and start snatching up your gifts!  The gifts appear in the form of 2nd Year eBENTO Cakes and are all free.

  I counted 58 free gifts in all. They range from a nice assortment of ladies clothing, makeup, accessories, nails, shapes, tattoos, jewelry, shoes and decor items. !MOZ, ***Arisaris, +Dreamcatcher+, Belzebubble, AVENGE, IDTTY Body Shop, -VA-VISTA, Altamura, "Zephyr" and EXMACHINA are just some of the many designers you will find here this round.

Items Worn:

Head: Margeaux by CATWA
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Tattoos: Wings Of Redemption by SuPerBia
              Henna Leg IV by The Gallery
Hair: MOON Ginseng Fatpack
Outfit: +Dreamcatcher+ Olga Maitreya Top + Shorts/ Gold @ eBENTO Event
Shoes: !MOZ Fringed Ankle Boot @ eBENTO Event
Sunglasses: ***Arisaris AA26 Charismatic Sunglasses @ eBENTO Event
Armbands: [BB] Belzebubble Wristbands @ eBENTO Event
Necklace: CODEX Sweetheart Necklace @ eBENTO Event
Septum Ring: ^^Swallow^^ Nisha Septum Ring/SILVER @ eBENTO EVENT
Pose: Kokoro Poses Cigarette Holding 03 @ eBENTO Event

Location: eBENTO Event

Thursday, May 16, 2019

New Kitchen

Catia Kitchen - WHITE boxed

  The Catia kitchen is designed to fit just about any kitchen. It comes in 16 modular sections that fit together to create any shape room. On top that there's several small pieces including 10 different cupboard inserts to fill your kitchen cabinets and make them look full.

  It's available in both White and Black and comes with a Hud to change all the tiles and counter tops simultaneously.  The back-splash lighting can be turned on and off with the hud.  The sink is animated and a single animated counter is also included that you can place on top of any counter to have your avatar interact and pose (PG and Adult animations included). 

  This kitchen set me back 895L's but it was well worth it, in my opinion. There are so many different pieces that you can rearrange to your liking and so much about it is customizable. 

Items Worn:

Head: Margeaux by CATWA
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Tattoos: Wings Of Redemption by SuPerBia
              Henna Leg IV by The Gallery
Hair: Aria by D!va
Top: zfg @ FaMESHed
Jeans: Ripped Front Jeans Light Blue by Villena
Shoes: Sandal Alina by Lemur 

Other Deco:

Fan: ACORN Tall Pedestal Fan - Light
To Go Cup: java dealer female by zfg @ "Perk Me Up" Hunt
Corner hen and board deco: ACORN Kitchen Bench Top Decor
Coffee Maker & Cups: Dust Bunny Coffee machine *Kitchen Essentials Gacha*
Other Counter Items: Dust Bunny Kitchen Clutter - Full Set (dish drying rack, paper towels, utensil pitcher)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

SLHOT Hunt 2019

  This hunt is Mature themed, with barely-there and skimpy clothing as 5L prizes. 

Items Worn:

Head: Margeaux by CATWA
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Tattoos: Wings Of Redemption by SuPerBia
              Henna Leg IV by The Gallery
Hair: Besom
Outfit: Rebecca Gold by Amataria @ SLHOT Hunt (#3)
(This is a four piece set including a netted body suit, Corset, High waist briefs and Pasties in Gold.)

Location: Kaleidoscope 

Monday, May 13, 2019

sYs - Must See Clothing

  I've just stumbled across this great clothing store on the marketplace, and HAD to share it!  Mostly female mesh pieces, but there are some unisex and male items as well. What was so shocking was the low prices and yet, such high quality mesh. 

  Prices starting as low as just 1L! I was wearing a jacket and pants from their shop in a recent post called "Shopaholic" here on my blog and my Flickr account.  The way they fit, with multiple mesh body type selections and how great they looked, inspired me to go have another look at what they were selling.

  I'm not sure just how old their shop is, or how long they have been around Secondlife, OR if they are even still very active in making new items but they are most definitely worth your time in checking out. I hope you too can find something you love, to add to your wardrobe. 

Items Worn:

Head: Margeaux by CATWA
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Tattoos: Wings Of Redemption by SuPerBia
              Henna Leg IV by The Gallery
Hair:  Amberly by ELIKATIRA
Top: TINY bikini by sYs
Pants:  MELLOW jeans by sYs
Body Chain:  KALT bodychain by sYs