Winding Down

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and that Santa was good to you all!

If not, and you are in the position to hand out a few last minute gifts, the Arcade runs for just three more days, so you have a small window left to grab some great holiday and winter inspired goodies. I have had a blast this round, using all of my new finds to create some pretty scenes and I know that I, for one, can’t wait until the spring edition opens!

Glamistry seems to also be in the giving spirit, with some new offers hitting the table in the past week and in more weeks to come! Check it out:

Purchase any single color for Parrasana heels and receive 3 more colors absolutely for FREE!

Here’s how it works:
1. Purchase any single color for Parrasana heels. Be it marketplace, mainstore or your Parrasana’s HUD – doesn’t matter, all will do.
2. Open http://promo.glamistry.com and use the following promo code: YSOKGS
3. System will randomly choose 3 colors which you do not own yet and will add them to your HUD for FREE!

Offer ends in Jan 03th 00:00AM SLT!

Inworld store: http://bit.ly/GlamistrySL
Marketplace: http://bit.ly/ParrasanaMP

The Scene:

Glamistry – Parrasana Heels (mesh) (black)
Enfant Terrible – L’odeur du cuir Bracelet (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Scarlet Creative – Campbell House (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Jammin – Scholar’s Chair RARE (mesh) & Book Stacks & Open Book (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Garbaggio – Fabric Pile (mesh) (black& gray) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Fashionably Dead – CatCam 9000 (mesh) & Morning Essentials (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Howl – Book Barrell (mesh) & Empty Barrell (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade

And to All a Good Night

Merry Christmas, everyone!

The Scene:

Ariskea – Rose Vase Ivoire & Le Tapis & Les Mains (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Dust Bunny – Periwinkle Cottage RARE & Rag Wreath & White Rose Pitcher & Robin Nest (natural) & Pom Pom Blanket & Porcelain Deer & Beaded Lamp & Shortbread Cookies & Braided Rug (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Lark – Candle Making (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Nomad – Gustavian End Table (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Pixel Mode – Pinecone Candle (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Plaaka – Pencil House Curtain Open (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Razzberry Inc – Lighted Branches (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Scarlet Creative – Campbell Bed & Campbell Bench (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Second Spaces – Travel Necessities & Room Service (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Tarte – Twig Snowflake & Barstool (painted) & Watercolor Frame (deer) (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Vespertine – Wooden Fireplace (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

I love Christmastime!

In fact, I just love the holidays in general- the festivities, the laughter, family and yes… the shopping!

I also happen to love decorating, which is why I haven’t been available much lately, as the holidays have taken me by storm. But, with that being said, I had to stop in and spend some time decorating the home front with some of the newest, and most festive goodies currently available at the newest round of the Arcade.

By now, the majority of the sim lagging crowd has dispersed and so a smooth cab ride over will take you to some of my favorite holiday treats and items shown here, including new puppies from OMEN, classic Christmas bears by Boogers, the traditional advent calendar from Trompe Loeil and lots of amazing decor pieces from some of my favorite designers.

The Scene:

Aisling – Wood Mirror & Deco Mirror (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Boogers – Noel Bear (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
DRD – Candelabra (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Mudhoney – Mercury Glass Tree (mesh) & Twig Cone Tree (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
OMEN – Stocking Puppers RARE (mesh) & Puppy’s Xmas Tree (mesh) (modified) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Pixel Mode – Remington Fireplace (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Sari-Sari – My Old Sock (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Schadenfreude – Sleepy Deer Mouse (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Merry Christmas Mailbox & Joy Light-Up Letters (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Winter’s Cottage RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

The Spice of Life

The middle of the month is often a flurry of activity, with all sorts of events having opened, or re-opening with tons of new releases. I’ve assembled my outfit after some serious event hopping, then headed over to one of my favorite sims of late to snap some pictures.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Clara (asia)
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
ISON – Spice Poncho (mesh) (tan) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Reign – Lana Heels (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ Cosmopolitan Events
Fri.day – Cozy Socks (mesh) (gray) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Moon Hair – Into the Dust (mesh) (ombres)
Kunglers – Dulce Necklace (mesh) (silver quartz) NEW RELEASE @ On9
Kibitz – Rosie Rings (mesh) (gold)
Zenith – Leather Picnic Bag (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Fear the Beard

Sad November has a lot of great designers and items out this month, including a great selection of new releases for men! I’ve been loving the hipster style lately, especially on guys, and so Petey allowed me to play dress up with him for a few days. Between that, and sim hopping- this is what we came up with. I just love the ‘Fear the Beard’ style of shirt for the new hoodie combination by Body Factory.

Peter’s Outfit:

The Mesh Project – Bleu Skin & Mesh Head/Body
Deadwool – Full Beard/Mustache (mesh) (brown)
Body Factory – Ace Hoodie (mesh) (blue) & Beanie (mesh) (grey) NEW RELEASE @ Sad November
V-Spot – Blue Collar Jeans (mesh) (black)
Redgrave – Benito Sneakers (mesh)
Steinwerk – Shiny MeshNerd Glasses (mesh)

Location @ Hesperia of Templemore

Morning Wood

Sad November is back this year with tons of amazing exclusives from over 80 designers. Not only is it a beautiful sim, but you can perfectly capture the fall atmosphere from so many new releases. I picked up these new boots from Essenz to go with my new favorite piece from Tres Blah. Or, at least until Juliette releases something else.

Nevertheless, I decided to have some fun with the checkered frock and convinced Petey that he needed to swing an axe… shirtless. While I watched. Not a bad way to spend the morning, if you ask me. He also picked up a new beard and ‘stache from Deadwool, as well, which is totally in right now. Again, no complaints here.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Eline (asia) NEW RELEASE @ LeLutka Undivided
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Tres Blah – Shirt Dress (mesh) (red) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Eaters Coma – Hair 69 (mesh) (chestnut) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Essenz – Copenhagen (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ Sad November
Steinwerk – Shiny MeshNerd Glasses (mesh)
Maitreya – Scrunched PrimSocks

Peter’s Outfit:

The Mesh Project – Mesh Body, Head & Bleu Skin
V-Spot – Blue Collar Jeans (mesh) (black)
Deadwool – Patmos Boots (mesh) (brown) & Undercut Hair/Full Beard (mesh) (browns)

Havenhollow III

Two years ago, Petey and I discovered Havenhollow at its premiere and we loved it. Last year, we weren’t able to do the same because I was traveling, but fortunately, Havenhollow is back for a third year and with an amazingly fun theme.

If you like Halloween and trick or treating and the fun of walking around the neighborhood with all of the evening excitement, then you’ll definitely want to stop by for a visit. Not only are there hayrides, plenty of photo-ops and free goodies, but the sim is fantastically designed to replicate your favorite suburban neighborhood all decked out for the holiday.

Even better, visitors can grab a free candy pail at the landing point and then proceed to explore all of the houses around the sim, trick or treating for candy and yes, even tricks! It’s completely fun and interactive and great for kids and adults alike, so set your windlight to midnight (or region,) grab a flashlight (available on sim) and teleport to Havenhollow III.

LeLutka Updates

So as pretty much everyone knows at this point, LeLutka has recently released a new update to their mesh heads and it is by far the biggest one to date. The main addition, of course, are expressions. Finally, right!?

The semi-newly designed HUD features some additional options. While the button to part your lips may have disappeared, it has been replaced by a teeth visibility feature, and the ‘Express Yourself’ button which, once pressed, will reveal a panel that allows you the options to change eye, brow and mouth expressions. With over 84 combinations, these expressions offer a lot more in the way of customization and I, for one, love the mouth expressions. Though the smile can err on the edge of creepy, it is definitely more versatile for those that aren’t so much a fan of the pouty expression that the default lip shape offers.

Overall, this long-awaited release has definitely pushed LeLutka into a new category for mesh heads, and while I am still hopeful that a softer, more fuller lash option (maybe more than one) will become available in the near future (as opposed to the chunky ones,) I am definitely satisfied for the time being.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Eline (asia) NEW RELEASE @ LeLutka
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body & Calgary Clutch (mesh) (black)
Dead Dollz – Shierak Cardigan (mesh) (black & gray) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Besom – Latte Hair (mesh) (#13 Browns) NEW RELEASEthe Epiphany Gacha Event
Fishy Strawberry – Sissi Necklace & Earcuffs (mesh) NEW RELEASE for Mix @ the Mainstore
Just Because – Black Underwear (mesh) EXCLUSIVE RELEASEthe Epiphany Gacha Event
Maxi Gossamer – Angelica’s Ankh of Power (mesh) (black/gold) Weekend Special @ the Mainstore
Reign – Oakley Heels (mesh) & Coven Rings Set (mesh) (gold) EXCLUSIVE RELEASEthe Epiphany Gacha Event

Something Wicked This Way Comes

I am so giddy for all of the new releases that come out every October. With Halloween being my favorite holiday and the warm colors of the fall season, there is just so much to blog. I am even more excited that Aida has been releasing tons of appliers for mesh heads lately. Not only the lovely LeLutka head, but also the new Catwa head, among others. Mona is the first release by Glam Affair and available at Kustom 9 in all skin tones and four makeups, including freckles!

‘Jessica’ has been growing on me quite a bit and though I probably won’t consider it my main look (the size of the lips are just too small for me,) I am loving all of the unique skins and looks that one can create with this head.

Magika has also released some new hairs recently. There is even a group gift witches hat version of ‘Darkness Falls,’ which I am wearing here.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Mona (asia) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Catwa – Jessica Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Bueno – Fall Bag (mesh) (gray pattern) & Sweater Dress (mesh) (cream) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Magika – Darkness Falls Hair w/Hat (mesh) (hud 1) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Reign – Boho Rings (mesh) (gold ethnic) & Julliette Boots (mesh) (black)
Fri.day – Lydia Socks (mesh) (antique) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Ane – Angel Heart Necklace (mesh ) (diamond/gold) NEW RELEASE @ Chapter 4
[I<3F] – Laced Leggings (black)