Makes me feel like dancing

Chandani, Azul

The Chandani dress from Azul is a more ” cocktail hour” party dress version of the Mika that was released at the last round of On9. The Chandani comes in a range of glamorous sparkle color choices and is available at the Azul mainstore. I chose this gorgeous purple version called Iolite, and everything about this dress made me feel like dancing.. so I went and enjoyed some live music after I took my photos.

My hair in this picture is the latest group gift for the Truth VIP group, there is a fee to join this group but each month you receive a FATPACK of an exclusive new release. Truth has been having a sale which has made visiting the store very difficult but the group gift allowed me to see the new textures/ color huds. Another new item in my photo is my skin, Erin by Belleza, for Lelutka mesh heads ( I am wearing Simone- Bento) . My shoes are the Dazzled , from Reign , that were in the April round of N21 as a gacha, my poses are Convolutions set A from Le Poppycock at the current round of Chapter 4.

SLurl to Azul: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/joia%20azul/128/128/1103

Gifts for you and me

AZUL- SLF&O group gift

Azul has a fantastic outfit available as a group gift.. but not just for one group but three. Yes there is the standard Azul group ( free to join) , the special Platinum VIP group, and yet another gift for the SL Free & Offers group ( free to join) . This gorgeous teal color is the gift for the SLF&O group.  Just a quick mention this outfit is in standard mesh sizes so you may have to trim a little off your shape in the butt and saddle bag areas to ensure you can make the most of those daring slits from ankle to waist. I added the cute Empire shoes ,Mandevilla , which are available at the current round of Uber. It is a great price and as well as it being a fatpack of colors you also have the option to select from a variety of marbled tones for the detailing on the front strap.

Mandevilla heels, Empire @ Uber

Background and pose from Second Snaps.

SLurl to Azul: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/joia%20azul/128/128/1103

My secret garden

My secret garden

The May round of Gacha Garden is open, this fun gacha event is bursting with wonderful designers covering a wide range of accessories, clothing , avatar appearance items ( skin/ hair), cute animals,furniture, decor, shoes and pose items. Also if you find yourself hooked on a machine or playing til you get just what you want, there is a special prize in each machine called the Seed of Inspiration, after 20 pulls you get sent this free. Check out Seraphim for pictures : http://seraphimsl.com/2017/05/01/come-into-my-gacha-garden/

Sally's Secret garden lingerie - clear RARE, Milk Tea @ Gacha Garden open May 1st

From the Gacha Garden event I am wearing one of the Rare lingerie sets from Milk Tea, this is Sally’s Secret Garden ( Clear), the machine also includes co-ordinating eye make- up. Also from the event is the tree stump pose prop from Lil Bug ( daisies and butterflies are part of the prop- as is the pose in the first photo) and my shoes from Essenz, also a Rare.

Other items used backdrop is from Second Snaps, my skin and body combination is the one I have been wearing a lot lately ( Maitreya+ Simone Lelutka head+ PXL skin + Avi Glam eyes), but my hair is from a new to me store called eXxEsS, this is their newest release Asha and it includes a Breeze version where the hair subtly ruffles with an imaginary bvreeze – perfect for when you are shooting photos in a outdoor setting love it!

A little sweet treat

Tompouce, magenta, Sascha's Designs

The Tompouce outfit, from Sascha’s Designs is a sweet little treat inspired by an absolutely divine looking little cake. Tompouce are  duo-toned Dutch pastry cakes made out of custard and with a pink glaze. Fittingly Sacha’s outfit comes in a range of soft hued pastels and then this gorgeous magenta with a pop of orange with the overcoat, I couldn’t resist.. much like me if I was faced with a Tompouce on a plate I am sure.

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This sheath dress and overcoat are in standard sizes for mesh so you may need to experiment a little with your alpha hud or shape if you wear a mesh body. Also included are Slink high heels and some coordinating sunglasses ( which I decided to re-position on top of my head).

Other details-  My backdrop and pose are from Second Snaps. I am still wearing my Lelutka Simone head with Ava skin from PXL, Avi Glam eyes , my lipstick is from the Simone hud and my hair is one of the gachas from Tableau Vivant – I was lucky enough to win the RARE Lelutka head base fatpack huds so I used that and love the sleek look for this Jackie Kennedy style outfit.

SLurl to Sascha’s Designs: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coco%20Beach%20Kelina/226/202/24

Sascha's Designs, PXL, Tableau Vivant and Lelutka

Spring has sprung

Mika, Azul @ On9

Spring has sprung and you can celebrate it with a range of cute flirty dresses from Azul ( and just in case you were worried a pair of shorts/underwear are included) . You will find Mika in a range of soft tones at the current round of On9 which I believe closes later today so don’t delay! My shoes are a cute pair from Empire while my hair is a gacha from Tableau Vivant at the Bloom event. My floral headpiece is another gacha item but an older one , from Lode.

Azul + Tableau Vivant + Lode+ PXL

There’s always time for a selfie

There's always time for a selfie

I am not really a selfie kind of person except for the fact that most of my blogs include some close up photos…so maybe those are my selfies. Anyway I won this Rare background from the Sayo gacha and couldn’t resist using it for a fun shoot to show off the details on these stockings and the fantastic shoes from N-Core. My stockings are part of the Reese lingerie set from Carries Lingerie, shown here in black, it is available in 6 dark colors so you do have some sexy choices. Today I stopped by Carries mainstore and join in the Anniversary party to celebrate 9 years in SL, it got me perusing my old photos and outfits.. I have been a Carries Lingerie fan since 2011 so there was a lot of memories there. If you haven’t checked out the store now is a great time to do so, with lots of special sales available as well as the group MM board. If you can afford to join the VIP group do so, because there are monthly gifts, special releases and extra discounted items!

SLurl to Carries Lingerie :http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carries%20Dreams/83/129/22

Reese , black, Carries Lingerie, AD hair , YS&YS applier

Other items shown/used : my first pose is a gacha from Something New – props n poses and includes the phone, the second pose is from Second Snaps, my skin is the Yvonne Lelutka applier from YS&YS  ( makeup included on hud), hair is Glamp from Analog Dog, while the Scorpio shoes are from N-Core .

Underwater dreaming

Underwater dreaming

A whimsical photo combining a lovely new mainstore release at Zuri Jewelry , several gacha items located at the N21 event and a FREE gift from Exile . First up the Mae jewelry , comprising of a necklace and earrings this is available in a range of lusciously glimmering light tones and glossy glowing deeper colors, check out the blog (https://zurisjewelsisle.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/luxury-for-everyone-at-jewels-isle/) or the mainstore for more details. Remember if you are in the Zuri Jewelry group and wear your tag when you purchase from the single vendors on the first floor( which includes new releases) you get a 25% refund. SLurl to Zuri Jewelry: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25

Mae jewelry set- Zuri Rayna, Lumae skin on Lelutka Simone+ Exile free gift

As mentioned my hairstyle is from Exile, the store has undergone a re-vamp recently and some new color packs have been released as well. In the center of the main area you will find the gift a hairstyle for guys and this one for girls ( as fatpacks). My eyes are from La Boheme, and they really pop due to the eye make up on my Lumae skin. You should head to the Lumae mainstore as I heard that there are some skins due for retiring and the prices on those are slashed.

My gacha items as mentioned are both from the current N21 round, the Undersea backdrop ( no pose included) is a common from the Astralia machine while my Golden Dazzled outfit ( including bra, panties and shoes ) is one of the RARE prizes in the Reign machine.

Lady Falcon

SMD- Sarin gown @ FF + Something New -props n poses

Tying a fine twist of purple ribbon to the ankle of her favorite bird Lady Falcon prepared to send an exciting message to her sister- The Fantasy Faire portal had opened!

Consider this your invitation to check out this special event that happens once a year.

” Celebrating its ninth year, Fantasy Faire 2017 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 20 to Sunday April 30, treat yourself to eleven days of shopping, live music concerts, DJ parties, auctions, hunts, Literary Festival, dance and theater performances, fantasy art, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.” from the Fantasy Faire press release https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/press-release-2017/.

My gown is one of the many colors ( both dark and light) of The Light of Sarin gown from Silvan Moon Designs, which you will find at the Faire. My hair is a gacha prize, Ami by [Due] at the Bloom event. My skin is my favorite PXL applier on Lelutka Simone and I added delicate Celtic cross earrings from Zuri Jewelry ( an older release). The lace choker I selected is from kotte

My pose and falcon prop is from Something New- props n poses and is called Falcon Mistress, you will find this in the new releases at the mainstore .

SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yawgoo/23/63/1201

 

Brash Barbie

Brash barbie

I decided it was time to have a little fun with color so grabbed this great goth/ cyber locks style hair from EMO-tions at the current round of Hairology. I added a couple of extra ribbons around my head but they blend so well with the cyber locks you may not notice them anyway they’re from Bauhaus Movement. I’m wearing the Kimberly Catwa Bento head with Belleza’s Jordan applier in tan, I picked up the matching make up applier at TLC and changed up the lips by using Lilura from Zibska. Eyes are yet another pair from Avi-Glam and my sexy dress is from Scandalize . Oops looks like I forgot to write down poses used when I took these photos last week, sorry about that.

Moon, EMO-tions @ April Hairology

SLurl to Hairology: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Waterton%20Way/62/175/2805

Moonbeam magic

Moon Beam , Something New - props n poses, Pose Fair exclusive

Another fair has opened and this is one not to miss if you are a photographer, model, blogger or SL resident who enjoys creating fun photo memories- The Pose Fair is here! With a huge range of poses for singles, couples, props, as well as Bento poses from a huge number of creators. Each designer has some exclusives and this post features one of the ones from Something New – props n poses, Moon Beam – a single pose with you placed upon a narrow beam reaching for the moon towed by a quartet of doves. ( I re-tinted the beam white to go with the soft colors and lighting I chose.

I used one of the windlights I downloaded from JuicyBomb and it has a slight blue tint so it has added to the blue tones of my beautiful dress from Silvan Moon Designs. This gown is available in a range of soft pastels and includes fits for Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies, so be sure to look out for the Spirit Maiden gown set. My hair is the current group gift for Truth VIPs and my skin is the lovely PXL one I have been wearing almost since I put it on during the Skin Fair ( is this a new record for me?)

Spirit Maiden set, Ice, SMD

Also I need to mention the gorgeous watercolor backdrop I used which is from Second Snaps, a new to me store that I have enjoyed exploring..and buying most the store at.

SLurl to the Pose Fair: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yellow%20River/127/184/12

You have until 29th April so be sure to take some time for repeat visits and take a friend, especially to try out those couple poses.