Blindfolded.

I’m trying to get back in the spin of things, so here’s a quick post between work and bedtime. 🙂

I came up with this look the other day for hosting at E.B.S., the Emergency Broadcast System.  It’s a ridiculously awesome, filthy and carefree club owned by the most amazing DJ I’ve ever heard spin in Second Life.  Better than some of the ones I’ve heard in real life, now that I think about it…  Anyways, I got this fun new blindfold from Panda Express and had been considering making a copy with the ivy turned transparent…  But I ended up loving the splash of color from the leaves too much!  There are different color options for it, and Kioko created a variety of themed blindfolds, so there’s really something for everyone!

Skin: *League* Sia Pale Apricot -Cleavage
Hair: >TRUTH< Ricci – treacle
Face Tattoo: The Plastik – :[P]:-Soul Ink-Watercolor
Lip Gloss: !bullwinkle. Lip Gloss
Tattoo: [Plastik]– Feathers Tattoo – Barely There – Face
Blindfold: +pe+ Growth Blind Fold
Nails & Rings: Mandala – simple/MANDALA /female/SINRA 2 NAIL/black
Gloves: [GLUE INK] Ree Gloves (Leopard)
Necklace: [19MC] Wrench Necklace 2.02 Ladies
Top: Davinel – Ferocious – Magpie (updated)
Skirt: [Plastik] :[P]:-Minimalist Bands-P-Noir
Belt: <TheAbyss> NAU Combat Belt_FEM
Tights: erratic / fishnet wide – full / black 1
Boots: TonkTastic – Resistance Boots (boxed)
Poses: Glitterati & E.ink

Heard this song on my short drive home and I loved it enough that I wanted to share it with you.  I hope that it can bring a positive light or bit of hope to your evening! ♥

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Pink Stuffs.

I’ve been pretty busy with life, but things are finally settling down and I’ve got a chance to breathe!  I’ve gotta see the dentist next week, but I’m oddly excited about it.  So without much more rambling, we’ll get on to the blog goodies.

I put together this look a few days ago, but now I have the time to post!  I finally purchased these adorable boots from Severed Garden, and I love the HUD and color options for them.  I’ve admired the details of her outfits for a long time, and the quality of these boots is definitely pushing me towards actually buying some.  And how can I ever go wrong with pink? 🙂

Skin: *League* Sia Pale Apricot -Cleavage
Hair: [LeLutka]-RAIN hair – Toast
Eyes: .ID. Summertime Reflections – Green/The Woods *Seasons Hunt Item*
Lip Gloss 1: (Ag) bitten lipstain- Pink Before You Leap
Lip Gloss 2: !bullwinkle. Lip Gloss
Scarf: MIEL FRINGE SCARF – solid
Top: *BOOM* Everyday Tank (cotton candy)
Shorts: *BOOM* Feel Free Shorts (pitch)
Stockings: *League* Side-Gartered Stockings -Black -Brown Garter
Boots: *{ SeVered GarDeN }*Dana BOOTS
Poses: Glitterati

Aura

Just in time for the chilly weather (it was 23° F here today!), Kaethe has released a limited edition skin with some stunning makeup and several features.  The eyeshadow is smokey and several different hues, reminiscent of the aurora borealis, and I can’t seem to take it off once I slipped into it!  The new and improved lips of the skin are glossy and look oh so very kissable, and even come with the popular slightly parted mouth option.  It’s a welcome and nicely done addition, and other options include 4 brow choices, a clean face or two different freckle choices, and cleavage or normal chest options.  I think my favorite thing about her variety of choices is that there is a skin with each combination directly on the skin, rather than having to load up on tattoo layers to achieve your desired look.  This leaves you free to use your layers for other things, which is always a win for me!  With so many possible combos for options, this gives you a total of 48 skins, and all are available for just 899L.

Hair: !lamb. Stereo – Powder
Bra & Panties: *L.inc* Cutieh Undie Stripes
Heels: [PM] Pixel Mode :  Baby T’s – Plain – Silver
Ears: Panda Express – +pe+ Lil’s Ears – Fleur
Poses: Glitterati & Atomic

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Shades of Grey

Protest and I have been living in a magical winter wonderland, thanks to his wonderful skills at decorating the home area.  I got the urge to get a little foxy again, and I really feel a bit like an arctic fox in all the snow.  I can’t step out without feeling like I should be bundled up, so we got together and did some wintery outfits to share. ♥  I gotta say, warm clothes and snuggles are the best way to get through chilly weather!

on Lillian:
Skin: *L* Zan – Lumiel Sky DB
Hair: >TRUTH< Faith – espresso
Sweater: Kyoot – Ellery Top (White)
Undershirt: *BOOM* Everyday Tank (snow)
Skirt: Grixdale – Lazy Denim Skirt – Teal (dark)
Tights: Kyoot – Hollander Leggings (Cream)
Shoes: [e] Millside Flats – Smoke
Fox Parts: Mutation Industries [ripped from a full avatar]
Necklace & Ring: KOSH – Hibernation
Poses: Atomic & Glitterati

On Protest:
Skin: Fruk Lennon – The Smooth Operator T2
Facial Hair: Fruk – The Stinger Beard Black
Hair: *DROT* – Tommy Black Ice
Gloves: SiniStyle – Man Handled
Glasses: *Muism* Galliano
Scarf: -[AddiCt] – Minnu Scarf/Soot
Jeans: !Zoobong – Platini Jeans – Grey
Top: [2byte] Stripe Shirt – Blue
Eyes: .ID. Shine Eyes – Dark Blue
Boots: DRD – Lazy Buck Black
Poses: Olive Juice

And here’s a song from a band that holds a special place in my heart.  This song is gorgeous, and the intro makes me giggle!  What’s not to love?

“And I can’t fall asleep without a little help, it takes a lot to settle down…”
– The National

Neapolitan!

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated, mainly because holiday stress has been overwhelming me lately.  The joys of working retail during Christmas always get me, and this year I’m faring a tiny bit better but still struggling with it.  However, today I go in to close and had a nice morning with dozing in, getting breakfast, and watching Justified.  And while I watched, I did my usual multi-tasking thing and tweaked and added to a look I made last night to host possibly my last shift at Club Zero.

I got this dress as I went to check ~TSG~ for something else and just couldn’t resist it any longer.  I may be crazy, or a little obsessed with sweets, but the colors really remind me of Neapolitan ice cream!  It also comes in a tan version, for those who don’t care for pink.

Skin: [PF] Elly <Milk> – Angelic (dkbrow)
Hair: >TRUTH< Astrid – espresso
Face Tattoo: :[P]:- Demon Fades- Tattoo/Face-Aanh (old Lazy Sunday item)
Tattoo Sleeves: :::Sn@tch Apnea Tattoo:::
Nails+Rings: [MANDALA]SINRA 2 NAILS and RINGs set/FEMALE/SAMURAI BLACK
Necklace: part of ~Pepper~Mouthchain DogTag
Dress: “TSG” Illusions Dress
Tights: erratic / fishnet wide – full / black 1
Boots: <TheAbyss> F_Boots//Stompers [Black]
Poses: Glitterati

Protest shared this really pretty song with my today, and it’s soothing and peaceful, as well as sweet.  ♥  I figured I could at least share it with you guys, too. 🙂

Bubblegum & Baseball

A really cute and colorful new store has been grabbing my attention lately, and that’s Blah. from Hoshi Kimono.  Today I was thrilled with the possibilities of a Saturday Night Fevah edition of her My Used Baseball Tees and My Super Short Skirts.  Available in two different combos of mix and match pieces, each item is only 40L and cute as hell!  I had some ideas to wear both the top and skirt I chose, but wound up going in a different direction with my look.  The skirt isn’t pictured today, but I’m looking forward to wearing it in other blogs! ♥

Skin: Pink Fuel – Elly <Sugar> Gloom (rdbrow) {Limited Edition for Culture Shock}
Hair: Elikatira – Wave Colour 09
Eye Black: ~Pepper~ – Face Paint -1-
Necklace: 19Motorcycle – Wrench Necklace 2.02 Ladies
Top: Blah – My Used Baseball Tee (Pink Cali)
Jeans: Ronsem – Cropped Denim Jeans
Shoes: UBU – PornStar Lo-Tops
Bat: -RC- Baseball Bat
Poses: E.ink & Glitterati

The pink accents in my new top seemed perfect for the color shades from Elikatira, making it really easy to pull together a Bubblegum Weekends look.  The new-ish hairstyle I picked up really lent itself to a baseball theme, and I really adore the cute messy pigtail style.  I often wore my long hair in a ponytail/bun mess that resembled this look, so it made me grin the moment I saw it.  Sadly, it’s hard to show in pictures with a front view!  Do you have favorite hairstyles that look simple or plain because the elaborate/cute aspects are tough to show in a portrait?

Dog Days of Summer.

Hurray!  Here’s the hybrid look I’d promised you.  It’s a day later than intended, Protest and I ended up being pretty busy on Sunday dealing with setting up a fabulous new house.  More on that later!  We achieved this look by purchasing a furry avatar (I know, I know, I’m not exactly a fan of furries either) from Mutation Industries.  The tail didn’t need any editing, except for a bit of sizing down.  The ears were a slightly different story, however!  They were attached to a big fox head that I had no intentions of wearing.  It ended up being a lesson in SL modding that I had yet to learn, but my lovely friend Crysta helped me out with some information on linking and unlinking prims.  Once I figured it all out, it was a simple fix!  I simply unlinked the prims, linked back the ears, and deleted all the prims left over on the floor, haha!  I felt quite accomplished when I had myself a set of fox ears to play with.

The pose above is from the Platinum Hunt 2 that’s going on now through August 31st.  It’s the gift from Diesel Works, and just one of many fabulous prizes.  Definitely check it out, a lot of great designers are involved!  CHIC Management certainly knows how to run a great event!

Lillian is wearing:
Skin:  Pink Fuel (Culture Shock Exclusive)
Hair: Lamb (Fifty Linden Fridays)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard
Fox Ears & Tail: Mutation Industries (from full avatar)
Nail Polish: RezIpsa Loc
Gloves: Glue Ink
Necklace and Belt: Pepper
Tank Top: L.inc
Shorts: *BOOM*
Shoes: Miel (Fifty Linden Fridays)
Poses: Glitterati

Protest is wearing:
Skin: Kento
Hair: Epoque
Fox Ears & Tail: Mutation Industries (from full avatar)
Shirt: Ronsem
Pants: Ronsem
Shoes:  Hoorenbeek
Tattoo: Para Designs
Necklace: Mon Tissu
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard

Feeling curious about what kept us so busy with the house yesterday?  As I promised, here’s the deal on our new home!  Protest and I’ve actually been living in the same skybox ever since we’ve gotten together.  We change up the houses in our “land at the bottom” from time to time, but our Absolution skybox stuck around.  I had a hard time letting go, but he finally managed to convince me it was time for a change.  It helped that Awesome Blossom, one of our favorite stores for homes and decor, also has an item in the Platinum Hunt.  It’s a really cute little house, but it encouraged me to take a peek at some of their other builds.  We ended up finding a slightly larger house that I fell in love with!  Between buying a skydome from Turnip’s Homes and Stuff and redecorating  the new place, we stayed very occupied last night.  We even stumbled across a pretty amazing little sim with some snazzy low prim and beautifully crafted items that we’ll probably revisit very soon.

It already feels like home. ♥

Attention Whore.

I’ve done it again.  Another shift of hosting in Second Life that feels like a slap in the face.  I get it, you come to a club to hear music.  The DJ is the one with the power, he’s the one with the voice, he’s the one who put the thought into the sounds that are making you grin, or accompanying you as you flirt in someone’s IM box, or neglect some other part of your personal life that you’re hiding from in Second Life.  Of course, he’s the first one you think of to tip with some lindens!  But you see that little host you ignored?  Yeah, she spent time trying to make sure she created a look to be your eye candy.  She’s the one who took the time to greet you when you walked in, even if you ignored her cheerful salutations.  She’s the one who blows her lindens in trying to look new and refreshing so she can deliver a different experience to your visits.  She tries to keep the conversation going in local so that those who are lonely have someone to talk to as well, but no… Oh no, she doesn’t deserve to be tipped too.

Bah.

I go through entirely too much trouble to make almost half of what the DJ does.  I did have a bit of fun tying this look together, though.  At least there’s that…  It’s the subtle things that are really fun.  I love how the eyeliner I got from sorry.asia has a hint of red and goes nicely with the color scheme of the tattoo sleeves.

Credits:

Skin: League
Hair: Truth
Makeup: sorry.asia
Necklace: HoD (part of a set)
Bracelets: Pepper
Sleeves: Garden of Ku
Dress: L.inc
Jeans: Suicidal Unborn
Boots: Resurrection
Belt: The Abyss
Poses: Glitterati, E.ink, Still Life

Psst, Xealot.  I love you and your music, I’m just…  you know.  An Attention Whore.

BubbleGum Weekends – A Wild Greasemonkey Appears~!

taken @ the crack den | pose from Olive Juice

Growing up, I spent a lot of time around an auto repair shop.  My grandfather was a mechanic and ran one of a couple of shops in town.  I remember afternoons after school in the office, toying with the tiny working parts on his collectible cars and sneaking jellybeans out of a jar for customers.  One would think with this sort of background to my childhood would have me fixing my car anytime I have issues, but things didn’t quite work out that way.  Instead, I feel I’ve made quite the accomplishment by changing a tire.  Not quite the grease monkey granddaughter one could expect!  Sure sure, I have my tomboy mannerisms but this is one that I skipped.

That doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a beautiful car, though.  He did teach me a love for that.  And I guess there’s a little hint of that nostalgia, or bad girl dream left in me, and it lead to today’s look.  It’s still Bubblegum Weekends time, so we continue on with the bright hair and add some bad-ass girlie looks.  I like to call this one Watermelon-flavoured Grease Monkey.  I especially adore the details of the jeans and the color change bandana hanging from the pocket!

Credits:

Skin: League
Hair: Truth
Piercings: HoD (2 face, 1 chest)
Tattoo: Para Designs
Top: League
Jeans: League
Shoes: Urban Bomb Unit
Fingertape: L.inc
Bracelets: Pepper
Poses: The Secret Hideaway, Olive Juice, Glitterati, E.ink*
*hooray variety

Bubblegum Weekends Time!

One of the sweetest things about summer is how the memories can linger.  We save little flashes of our lives with photographs and the music that creates a soundtrack to our favorite moments.  Then one day, years later, we dust off a forgotten shoebox found high in a closet and relive it all as we slowly flip through one faded picture after another.

I do it myself, sometimes with high school pictures.  I remember past friendships, pause and reflect on the loss of classmates who left the world at a young age, and delight in the inside jokes that I had somehow left behind.  I’m a pack rat when it comes to things like this.  I have a box full of photo albums and old cards, and every time I clean out my closet or go on a rampage of tossing things out…  I sit down and spend hours looking through everything and then put it all away very neatly for another time.  Sometimes I’ll call up one of my best friends afterwards and remind her about something silly I found.  One time it was a quarter we had painted with nail polish to give George’s wig a new color.  My friend and I slipped him back and forth in our tips from the little place we worked at in high school, and when I moved on to college it became a game of slipping him into letters.  It’s so simple, but something that brought back a lot of memories of another time when things were easier.

That aside, today’s look was something sweet and simple.  I did some tweaking on my shape for this lovely skin from Grixdale, and was pretty pleased with the results.  If you like it, you should really give the store a visit!  Tyr has a summer skin sale going on through August 5th, so it’s a great time to try them out and save some money at the same time.  Also, it’s the weekend so it’s time for more candy-colored hair!  Bubblegum Weekends are so bright and happy. ♥

Credits:

Skin: Grixdale
Hair: Truth
Ears: Panda Express
Top: League
Skirt: League
Shoes: Elikatira
Jewelry: Kosh
Poses: Glitterati and Olive Juice