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! ♥

Tribal

The real world has me pretty busy, still.  However, I still found the time to get around to a more tribal themed look!  I’ve had this amazing outfit from Panda Express for a while now, but hadn’t really done anything with it except run around half naked on occasion.  I love all the attention paid to detail on it, though.  The accessories really complete the outfit and it’s well worth the price.  If I had more time, I’d have made my way over to Neverwhere to get the perfect image in the ensemble, but life had other plans for me.  Things are gonna be brief with this update as I’ll be running out to join family soon.  Hope you guys like it anyway! ♥

Also, I finally got some more votes on my poll about credits information!  I’ll be posting the full item information instead of only store information from here on out.  Thanks for the feedback, guys!

Skin: Pink Fuel – Elly <Chai> – Gunmetal
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ – Vicky Hair – Chocolate
Horns: Illusions – *~*Dreamcatcher Nivicola Horns
Faun Parts:  Illusory – Goat_Basic White
Body Paint: [twee] – Che’val (full)
Tribal Outfit & Accessories: Panda Express – Scavenger Cannibal- Thread

And because I can’t listen to this song without wanting to run around half naked and covered in body paint, and I can’t run around half naked in body paint without listening to this song…

“All along the western front, people line up to receive
She got the power in her hands to shock you like you won’t believe
Saw her in the Amazon with the voltage running through her skin
Standing there with nothing on, she’s gonna teach me how to swim “

Beans of Obsession!

Second Life fads catch on quickly and spark into wild things that take the grid by storm and breed an almost obsessive passion.  The current popular goodie is from Ohmai Emporium, and tasty as well as clever.  Gachas are damned near irresistible and this one is no exception.  Simply pay 5L and you are rewarded with one of 100 jellybeans, modeled after the selection from the Harry Potter world’s Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans.  This means you could end up with something deliciously yummy, like cheesecake.  However, there’s also a chance of getting a nasty surprise like dirty socks of swamp water (which is surprisingly pretty and glows)!

With Zaziel Helix and Protest Zsun, displaying PB&J Sandwich, the coveted Rainbow, and Gingerbread.

Protest and I went and spent a great deal of time and lindens at the store collecting jelly beans, and our friend Zaziel Helix joined us for the festivities!  I think my favorite part was the need to keep seeing what each new bean would be and then testing out the effects the tongue may have.  Even though there’s a handy chart of the appearance of each flavor’s bean, the tongues are a bit of a mystery until you actually see it!  For example, with the gingerbread one pictured above, there’s a gingerbread man shaped shadow on the tongue.  Rainbow leaves a colorful streak of it’s namesake, and PB&J leaves a jelly stain.

I’ve also decided to push myself to continue trying hairs other than Truth and Elikatira.  Yes, I own others and like them, but they seem to be my steady fallback.  This week I ventured out in styles to Exile and Ploom, and my finds were extremely rewarding.  They may not be the newest releases from each store, but they’re quite recent and very new to me.  I knew the stores existed, but I guess I was just so comfortable with the known that I didn’t pay them the attention they deserved.  My apologies to both Ploom and Exile!  I have changed my ways and will be making frequent visits.

Credits:

Skin: Pink Fuel
Ears: Panda Express
Top: Grasp
Necklace: HoD
Bracelets: *BOOM*
Tattoo: Pekka
Nails: Mandala
Hair: Ploom (far left) and Exile
Beans pictured: Pixie Dust (it glows!), lipstick (kiss marks!), and grape soda

Goodbye to Berries Inc.

Today I went to Berries Inc. to see if there were any snazzy new releases I had missed and was crushed to find a sign announcing a closing sale.  Yet another of my beloved casual stores in SL is closing, and it’s a sad, sad day.  If you haven’t visited before, it’s a great place to find simple but cute pieces for a relaxed and comfortable style, or for mixing and matching with other layers.  I’m bummed to see another amazing store go, but it’s a great opportunity to pick up some basic essentials at a price that’s easy on the ol’ linden wallet.  From now until September 12, all items at Berries are only 50L.  Definitely pop in and take a look, it’s well worth your time.

As my own salute and farewell to the store, all tops featured in today’s blog entry come from Berries Inc.  I also made a trip to Pepper recently and finally joined the group!  There’s a tiny fee, but it’s well worth it for the adorable group gift necklace currently out at the main store.  Yes, that is indeed a message in a bottle, on a string, around my neck!  And to fancy things up a bit, there’s even a strand with colorful beads.  It’s well worth the 100L group fee to join, and even includes a little nommy mouth piece with a dangling message in a bottle.  You know it’s hard for SL ladies to resist cute nommy objects…  Just something about that oral fixation!  On my trip to Pepper, I picked up some cute new flats as well.  Inexpensive and adorable means it’s a must have for me, so I eagerly picked up a pair with roses and bows.

Credits:

Skin: League
Hair: Elikatira
Ears: Panda Express
Tattoos: Glue Ink (Chest & Hips), Atomic (Sleeves)
Piercings: Plastic Flowers
Bottle Necklace: Pepper
Collar: Blitzed
Nails: Mandala
Bra: L.inc
Jeans: L.inc (CMFB Hunt item)
Tops: Berries Inc.
Shoes: Pepper

And can you honestly say this last bit surprises you?  Really?

“Sending out an S.O.S…”

Bubblegum Weekends – Teal Tease

It’s been a few days since I’ve updated, but the weekend is here and I’ve found a bit of time to settle in and share a look!  I actually wore a bit of it for hosting this week, but went back and picked up some extra goodies today.  Also, elf ears have returned for this update!  It was fun just being human for a while, but something about this outfit screamed a need for elf ears.  On that note, Protest and I found something fun that we’ll be sharing tomorrow, hopefully.  The only hint you get is that we’ve gone with a hybrid look and it’s loads of fun.

On the subject of Protest, today marks 5 months of being together.  Yes, we still track the anniversary each month, haha!  Time is so odd in the ways of relationships.  It seems like we’ve known each other for a very long time, yet it seems like the last 5 months have simply flown by.  ♥  Happy anniversary, sweetheart!  I look forward to many more.

Weekends can only mean one thing at this blog…  Bright colors in honor of Bubblegum Weekends!  Today’s hairstyle is one of the fabulous new releases from Elikatira for Collabor88.  If you haven’t heard of it yet or stopped by, make sure to go grab lots of goodies from some of the most popular designers on the grid!  This was my first time purchasing a colors pack from [e], but she really has some amazing shades of colors available and it’s great for the BGW look.  I was rocking different shades from that package when hosting time came up, and I went with a pretty short dress from The Plastik that matched, color-wise.  The bright and bold style with a hint of skin is definitely an eye catcher!  The real gem of this look, for me, is the skin.  Kaethe, the owner of Leafy, is working on a new skin, tweaking things here and there to perfect the look of each detail.  This one, with makeup aptly named Strawberry Fields, will hopefully soon be released as a teaser preview for the line.  I adore the shading on the nose as well as the soft but sexy details of the body. ♥

Skin: Leafy (not yet released)
Hair: Elikatira
Ears: Panda Express
Lip gloss: Pink Fuel
Nail polish: Rezlpsa Loc
Posture Collar: SiniStyle
Dress: The Plastik
Gloves: Glue Ink
Boots: The Abyss

I leave you with a song, because Protest got it stuck in my head and I’d like to share the madness!

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

Bellballs and FLF love.

I tend to avoid wearing earrings in SL because I don’t always feel like taking the time to tweak them to the right angles for elf ears, but I finally was encouraged to change that mindset by some jewelry from Bellballs.  There are several beautiful and detailed pieces within the store and it’s a great place to find eye candies for your ears and neck!  Beyond that, there’s a lovely design to the sim that makes it a very fun destination for wandering around.

Also, next Friday is the second birthday of Fifty Linden Friday and there are some truly fabulous stores on this week’s list.  I didn’t go for a full on FLF look for my post, but I am sporting a few items from the event.  Be sure and check The Rumor for some great coverage on each store’s product!

Credits:

Skin: League
Hair: Elikatira (FLF!)
Ears: Panda Express
Tattoo: Nox
Earrings & Necklace: Bellballs
Top: Kyoot (FLF!)
Pants: L.inc
FlipFlops: Maitreya
Poses: Olive Juice (FLF!)

Skank… I mean, Hosting Attire.

As anyone knows who follows the blog, I host for a SL club called Club Zero.  I’ve been there a little over a year, and it’s definitely becoming obvious how much the summer has an affect on the business.  I work with a pretty amazing DJ who actually does lives mixes in every single set he works, so I know that’s not the issue.  I also like to think that I’m decent eye candy and a chatty little entertainer.  It all falls down to that summer weather encouraging people to go out and run wild in it!  I mean, that’s great and all, but argh.  I really just wanted to whine.  I can’t fault people for wanting to enjoy their time off or a season they enjoy, but surely they can come back inside by 8pm SLT to listen to trance and tip us lots of money, right?  I mean, it’s Wednesday night!  Nothing too good going on cause most people have work the next day.  *winks*

Enough ranting though…  This was my look from last night.  😀

Credits:

Skin: League
Hair: Elikatira
Ears: Panda Express
Makeup: Pink Fuel
Tattoos: The Sea Hole (sleeves); Nox (chest)
Corset: L.inc
Bra: L.inc
Skirt: Insanya
Stockings: *sheer*
Boots: NC
Necklaces: HoD (part of a set)
Gloves: Pixelfashion

A Bubblegum Weekends Two-fer!

I’ve been kinda slacking on the blog this weekend, but that’s mainly because I wasn’t feeling too motivated as I worked my way to vacation time!  I’ve taken off my first full week off in two years and I’m so incredibly excited!  As of 2:40pm today, I was officially done until the 1st of next month.  It feels so liberating!  I’ll be spending my time off relaxing, catching up on some long lost rest, and hopefully finding a new job.  Wish me luck!

To make up for not updating this weekend, you get a two-fer today!  That’s right, BubbleGum Weekends, DoubleMint Edition! 😀  The first one is a kinda sweet style I wore on Saturday.  It reminded me a lot of a (blue) Sookie Stackhouse style…  If it weren’t for the undershirt, this would be a cute and super short summer style she’d rock.  Today was a little more grungy punky fun! 😀  I am loving finding different things that I can wear the new Panda Express jeans with.  They’re way colorful and make me insanely happy. ♥

Credits *Saturday*:

Hair: Magika
Bubblegum: Pink Fuel
Necklace: Concrete Flowers
Bangles: Grixdale
Tank/Dress: Grixdale
Undershirt: Whippet & Buck
Shoes: Elikatira

Credits *Sunday*:

Hair: Elikatira (tinted)
Jewelry: Sey
Tee: Acid & Mala
Jeans:  Panda Express
Shoes:  Tyranny Designs (No longer available)

Panda Express Love!

Last summer I decided I wanted to change up the avatar look with becoming an elf.  I’ve gone through several phases, from full body tattoos and piercings all over the body, to sweet and simple.  However, the elf ears linger on.  I sometimes let them go for a brief time to play with a kitty or faun look, but they always return.  Lucky for me, Second Life creators love the elf ears, so there’s always something new to check out.  The very first store, and the one you’ll find that I feature most often, is Panda Express.  Kioko brings a certain amount of detail and love to the texturing and style of her sculpts and it’s the level of attention that originally brought me to her store after a long marketplace search.  I dug in my inventory today and found that the very first pair of ears I got from PE were obtained on August 3rd, 2010.  That puts me at almost a year of fawning over her store and each new line of ears she releases continues to please and excite me.  Last week she released one called Lil’s Elf Ears (not named for me, but I like to pretend) and each style is perfect for achieving different looks.  You can go with simple, fancy, punk, goth/bad-ass or even tribal!  If the “Plugged In” option intrigues you, be aware that the touch menu for the ears gives you different text menus for the plugs as well, and there is a large selection of colors to mix and match.  And if you ever get interested in a new look, the ears are mod so you can remove and tweak different pieces of the accessories as you see fit.  Just remember, always make a copy before editing!

Credits:

Skin:  Pink Fuel (special edition for Culture Shock event)
Hair: Truth
Eyes:  Insufferable Dastard
Piercings: Plastic Flowers (not released yet)
Lashes: Garage