Happy New Year!

Yes, so I know this post is a few days late, but I wanted to think long and hard on what some of my SL New Year’s Resolutions might be. I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot this year but, as always, there is room for improvement.

  1. Spend more time learning and applying new Photoshop techniques to some of my pictures. I typically use the most basic versions to crop and slightly enhance my images and the more detailed I decide to get in editing, the more I will branch out and use the newer and more complex versions. I’d also like to spend more time with my drawing pen, which I am really loving, but still fight with from time to time.
  2. Expand on the content of my blog. I blog a lot about fashion because, well, I love it. But, I would like to spend more time on covering decor, events and yes, even the controversial subjects in my posts.
  3. Finish decorating our home. I love landscaping and playing around with home decor. But much to Petey’s dismay, I can never seem to finish one design or theme before I get bored and then start in on another. We’ve been together five years now and I don’t think I’ve finished a project yet. Even our home at the Grove sits with three unfinished rooms. Oops.
  4. Become more active on Social Media. The opposite is usually true for most people in RL. We spend way too much time on our devices, engaged in internet frivolity. But for us bloggers, social media is a big deal and I have been sorely lacking. I know, I know- I’m sorry!
  5. Update my blog. I was so glad when I finally finished this a few days ago that I put it on my list just so I can cross it off. I’ve certainly been overdue for a new look, and I even changed the name!

I’d love to hear what all of you resolve to accomplish this 2018. Feel free to comment or link below so that I can read up on your New Year’s resolutions!

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Doux – Ambrosio Hairstyle (fades) NEW RELEASE @ Tres Chic
Giz Seorn – Thammy Dress/Transparent (fatpack exclusive) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Reign – Glitteratii Heels (w/hud)

The Scene:

Sayo – Twenty18 Backdrop (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Anc – Confetti (gold)
Hive – Celebration Balloons NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Keke – 2018 Sign (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Uber

Champagne Prop by ChicChica
Pose by EZ Poses (another toast from us/modified)

Snow Dreams

The December round of the Arcade is almost over, with only four more days left to play for your favorite goodies. There are also some really generous presents under the Christmas tree left by some of our wonderful Arcade designers!

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
American Bazaar – Sorbet Top (fushia) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Kitja – Maria Jeans NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Essenz – Montpellier (black) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Reign – Champagne Tumbler (18) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Queen of Ink – Dreamer Tattoo NEW RELEASE @ Limit8
Doux – Morita (fades)
Kunst – Flower Set (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Kibitz – Yasmin Ring Set (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby

The Scene:

Milk Motion – Silent Nights – Snow Landscape, Snowy Wall, Bare Trees, Cabin NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Remarkable Oblivion – Frosty NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Poses by Skbio

Buon Natale

The weather has finally dropped below 70F here in the South, and I am freezing! Seriously, I don’t think I will ever warm up. On a good note though, Christmas is almost here! Is anyone else as excited as I am? I just love the holidays! <3

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Shelby (america) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Birdy – Metropolitan Dress (red) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Doux – Luna (fades)
ChicChica – Fiquet #22 NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
LaGyo – Edith Ring (gold/ruby) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Genesis Lab – Warming Memories Camera (black2) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Tetra – Lara High Boots NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Yummy – Nora Septum NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Nani – Neko Artist Glasses NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Poses by Le Poppycock
Location @ Lyndenfeller Center

Break the Rules

If you like gachas, but hate the dreaded lag, endless full sims, or duplicate commons that come from such machines, then you should probably check out the new PocketGacha event. I picked up these new sneakers from Vale Koer, one of the sponsors of this new event and I confess, it is the most painless gacha experience I have ever had.

If you’re just now hearing about it, PocketGacha is a monthly gacha event that is completely HUD based. This means no more fighting lag or waiting for the usual sim campers to get their shit and get out. You can shop pretty much anywhere.

Here’s how it works:

  • Grab your PocketGacha HUD. You can do this on the SL Marketplace, at the PocketGacha Headquarters or via the inworld group. If you join the group, you’ll automatically receive the HUD on the 15th of each month.
  • You can choose to play the gachas via your HUD with either Lindens or Tokens. For those of you that are unsure about giving access to your Lindens to the HUD itself, you can purchase tokens from the PocketGacha HQ at a non-refundable 1:1 transfer rate. The tokens will then be added to your HUD for easy play. Oh, and don’t worry, they rollover!
  • Finally, you can flip through the HUD catalog and pay to play each gacha, or if you prefer, you can buy the entire set outright. I definitely love this idea for the savings alone!

The HUD is super easy to use, and as you can see offers a way to search, sort and manage your favorite gachas for each round. It also offers help, landmarks and useful information about this newest event.

So, what do you think about the new concept of PocketGacha?

My Outfit:

Catwa – Catya Bento Mesh Head
Insol – Mara Skin (peach)
Addams – Cute T-Shirt (fatpack) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Just Because – Nicki Panties (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Vale Koer – Preppy Shoes RARE (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ PocketGacha
Miss Chelsea – Remy Kneepads
Fetch – Berena Gloves (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Truth Hair – Margarita (multitone) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
EC Cloth – Robyn Set (silver) NEW RELEASE @ Rewind Event
UniCut – Rewind 70s Makeup V1 NEW RELEASE @ Rewind Event
Sweet Thing – Squad Scrapes/Lower Body NEW RELEASE @ Rewind Event
Identity – Secret Code Tattoo (faded)
Yummy – Punk Spiked Septum (silver) NEW RELEASE @ Rewind Event

Poses by Le Poppycock (comfort zone b) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Prop by Anxiety (shoplifters) NEW RELEASE @ Rewind Event

Making Waves

For the longest time I have been wanting to play with Disney inspired outfits, and finally the perfect opportunity arose to channel a little mermaid. My Ariel themed ensemble, of course, couldn’t be possible without new releases from Uber in the form of fishy scale skirt (Valentina E.) and long, beachy waves from Truth.

If you’re a Disney lover like me, I’d love to see your Ariel (or other character) inspired creations!

My Outfit:

Catwa – Catya Bento Mesh Head
L’Etre – Adachi Skin (buttermilk)
Valetina E. Couture – Catch of the Day Fish Scale Skirt (ocean) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
American Bazaar – Ariel Bikini Top (fushia) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ Tres Chic
Truth Hair – Margarita (multitone1) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Essenz – Aruba (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Ultra Event
Osmia – Surfboard RARE, Turtles & Mermaid Drink (pink) NEW RELEASES @ the Epiphany
Izzie’s – Wet Skin Appliers

Location @ Baja Shore

Tropicana

July unveils a plethora of events, sales and lots of Summer goodies, including the much loved annual Hair Fair and my all-time favorite, Summerfest ’17!

Hair Fair 2017 – July 1st to July 16th
Summerfest ’17 – June 30th to June 20th

And, because it is too good to be true, check out this Ultimate Sale!

My Outfit:

Catwa – Catya Bento Mesh Head
Insol – Mara Applier (peach) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
L’Etre – Cheyenne Lipstick (tinted)
CandyDoll – Sroina Romper (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Essenz – Sydney (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Tetra – Orange Hair v2 (balayage) NEW RELEASE @ Hair Fair 2017
E.Marie – Pineapple Earring (18k gold) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’17
Kibitz – Jamba Necklace (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Reign – Beach Bag #18 (patterns)

Poses by Marukin (almond)
Prop by Minimal (rust background 1) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’17