Ice Cream Dreams

I had a pretty crazy week at work and so I didn’t have much of a chance to post before the end of my week. I always feel like I am behind when it’s been too long between posts, but of course we have to take the good with the bad, right?

Ever since I picked up the new props for LeLutka mesh heads, I haven’t been able to put them down. In fact, they were the first items to go into my ‘favorites’ folder that is included with the new Firestorm update. You can read more about that here.

The ‘Oral Fixation’ line is available at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, where you can pick up the animated versions of a lollipop, bubble gum, cotton candy and yes, even ice cream. As you can tell from the HUDs shown below, there are so many options for each treat, including color changing parts, messy face details, multiple animations and static poses.

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Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head & Delights Cream (w/HUD) NEW RELEASE @ the Mesh Body Addicts Fair
League – Alessa Skin (pale)
Zenith – Summer Lace Off-Shoulder Dress (blue) NEW RELEASE @ N21
Navy & Copper – Souffle (natural ombre & tips) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
American Bazaar – Balnea Beach Bag
Amias – Lois Bracelets (gold)
Kibitz – Classy Pendant Necklace (gold) NEW RELEASE @ N21
Essenz – Monaco (tan) NEW RELEASE @ the Dubai Event
Tabloid – Baia Sunglasses (blue)

Poses by Bossie
Backdrop by Rama (#selfie // NY Restaurant RARE)

This Bad Girl

Bad Girl

It’s been a crazy busy week for me, so I don’t have much to report on today, but I did want to squeeze at least one post in before the end of the week.

I am loving this set by Pseudo, at Kustom9. I am not really sure what to classify it as- lingerie or swimsuit, so I added some combat style boots, visor and hair from Foxy and dared to hit the streets as is. I haven’t received any complaints so far!

Glam Affair has also released new skin ‘Patty’ for Uber. I am still in the air about the new tones. I love them, but my heart still beats for ‘America’ from the previous releases; however, an awesome trade off is all the new makeups, lashes, eye-shadows, brows and even contours for the new skins. Winner winner! I am wearing Patty, tone 6, with contour and red lipstick from set 8, at the mainstore. I am also loving the fierce arch of these brows!

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Patty Applier (tone 6) w/ Lipstick 08 NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Pseudo – Joye Set (black) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Kibitz – Coddie Rings (gold) NEW RELEASE @ N21
Foxy – Heat Wave – Vegas Hair RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Epiphany
Identity – Heart Beat II / Tattoo
Pichi – Every Beauty Needs Her Beast / Tattoo
Dirty Princess – the Coolest Princess Boots

Poses by Nina Rosario (pose set 70) NEW RELEASE @ the Mesh Body Addicts Fair
Backdrop by Rama (southwark area)

Island Vibes

Lyrics

I love living in Florida. Even though I was born and mostly raised up North, I’ve since been converted to a hot weather and sunshine kind of girl. Give me the beach and laid back lifestyle over the snowy city any day. Even when it comes time for a vacation, I’d still rather go somewhere warm and tropical, preferably an island- as opposed to luxury cities like Paris or skiing in Colorado. What is your favorite vacation spot?

Bright and tropical colors are also my thing. I wear black from time to time, or rich jewel-toned colors- but even in my RL, I am in love with bright colors and tropical or floral prints. Tank tops, flip flops- you name it.

I don’t typically wear a lot of orange or pink in SL, but I do enjoy the combination of these colors, especially when I am in a tropical mood. When I saw this shirt from Boys to the Bone at last months round of Equal10, it stuck in my mind and so when I picked up these new releases from Blueberry, I ran straight to the BTTB mainstore to make a match. My piled high updo from Tableau Vivant (have you checked out their new hairbases yet?) reminds me that I still have a few more days of my vacation left to enjoy.

Last but not least, Hello Dave has some bright, Summery nail polish for the new group gift. I totally owe it to my girl Naughty for turning me on to Maia’s designs. I’ve been in love ever since. I love you, girl! <3

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Marytna Applier (tone 6) & Lipstick 09 NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Blueberry – Vicky Ruffle Top & Lounge Shorts (orange) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Boys to the Bone – Off-Shoulder Shirt (jungle)
Kibitz – Summer Loving Necklace (gold) & Tropicana Earrings (gold)
Tableau Vivant – Paula (blonds) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Reign – Lazy Slides / Tippy Toe
Junk Food – Slurper Cherry NEW RELEASE @ Equal10
Hello Dave – Sorted for Summer GROUP GIFT @ the Mainstore
Seven’s – J’ad7or Visor (white/teal) NEW RELEASE @ Equal10

Poses by Foxcity (late night) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ Equal10
Backdrop by Focus Poses (summer backdrop)

Best Bad Ever

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Deiene (america) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Spirit – Alexix Top (white) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Rowne – Bianca Bralette Set (red) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Emery – Ed Jeans (nevado) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Garbaggio – Karen Pumps (black)
Noir – Mia Bracelets (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Foxy – Whip Hair (natural ombres)
Villena – Fishnet (black)

Poses by Marukin (willow)
Backdrop by RAMA (obsolete door)

Road to Nowhere

I just love when a new brand makes it into a popular event, especially one with so much potential as Navy & Copper. If you’re not familiar with this brand, color HUDs include 30 color choices with basics/roots/tips/combination. Tones are available in blondes, brunettes, reds and grayscales. I would like to see some color choices- maybe some pastels or bolds added in the future, but overall, I do love the textures. Currently, you can find their hair in Shiny Shabby and faMESHed, but do stop by the mainstore for more, as well as a group gift (free to join!) and discounts for joining.

On a side note- is it me or are the availability of photogenic sims for bloggers really dwindling these days? If you’ve got any interesting SLURLs to share, please let me know!

With that being said, I was scouring my inventory for a backdrop to use when I stumbled across an oldie but goodie in Milk Motions June 2017 Arcade release (previously blogged here.) Though I really wanted to use this piece, my parcel is just plum out of prims, so I donned my dark sunglasses, checked both ways and crossed the street on over to Backdrop City.

In the passed few weeks, the drama has been real over creators and event coordinators boycotting Backdrop city for multiple reasons. We’ve all got differing opinions when it comes to content, purchasing rights and the use of items we own in SL- yet nevertheless, the concept of this sim has in fact been around for quite some time. So why only now has it become an issue?

I do think that if the pieces are appropriately credited, then it is basically free advertising for creators. On the other hand, I definitely think the keepers of Backdrop City, out of respect for creators and events, should wait until an event is over before offering them ‘free to use’ for the public. Whether or not that is already happening though, I am not sure. (Insight anyone?)

As for me, while I prefer to own the backdrops I use for editing purposes, I do like the place as it offers quite a lot for bloggers and residents to use and it did give me some ideas for backdrops that I will definitely go out and purchase on my own.

From what I saw when I first visited, the group is free to join and no profit is being made from the use of these backdrops. There is a sim tip jar, however, and obviously if you are using the place it wouldn’t hurt to help support the upkeep. Sim costs don’t just grow on trees, you know. Whether or not tipping might be considered profit is up for debate, I’m sure.

All in all, I’ve certainly heard some good feedback from both sides. Arguments that Backdrop City is taking a bite out of creators’ profits by offering their items for free use, yet at the same time hearing that it isn’t much different than people reselling gachas for a cheaper (or higher/profitable) price. Or, in visiting just about a sim and taking pictures with anything but Linden plants in the background. Same difference, no?

What are your thoughts on Backdrop City, or the controversy surrounding free to use backgrounds for the community?

Meanwhile, I will just be over there, sipping my Lipton with Kermit the Frog.

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Navy & Copper – Latte Hair (gingers) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Scandalize – Valvena Pants (militar) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Rebel Gal/Ec. Cloth – Ruffled Lace-Up Bustier (white) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Coco – Puffer Jacket (maple)
Breathe – Jona Heels (black) NEW RELEASE @ Gacha Garden
Nanika – Darina Tattoo (black)
Anachron – Round Frame Glasses (top bar gold/tinted)
Bamse – Tagged Choker (bye felicia) NEW RELEASE @ Gacha Garden

Poses by Vilda & Phew
Scene by Milk Motion (road to nowhere)
Location @ Backdrop City