Sunday, December 17, 2017


Ice, Ice Babies


Sad news! A staple of events in SecondLife, the monthly event Genre is closing. During its time, Genre has brought us 12 rounds a year of themed fantasy items... all at a discount! The final round is winter themed, so make sure you browse before it ends and we have to say goodbye!

These amazing "Court of Night" eyes are by Sinful Needs, and they are currently on sale for only 94L. This is a STEAL, as they are Omega applier eyes and each pack comes with an assortment of pupil shapes. 
They paired perfectly with the "Aurae" skin by Lumae, which we fancied up with the "Deathcall" tattoo by Fallen Gods, Inc for a chilly fey look. Every Lumae skin tone is on sale for just 100L for the month of December. With how many appliers and options these skins come with, every one is a great investment!

Also featured are the "Pointy Crystals" and "Geo Crystals" by {LORE}, which can be found at Whimsical currently. They're a great way to add a LOT of interest to a cave. They come with a color change script for both the gem and rock base, and are modifiable for more customization options... always a win with me!

Hair (left to right) - Sintiklia "Bloom", Truth "Ophelia", Olive "Joanna"
Skin - Lumae "Eirtae - Aurae"
Tattoo - Fallen Gods, Inc. "Deathcall"
Eyes - Sinful Needs "Court of Night" @ GENRE
Crystals - {LORE} "Geo Crystals (dark)" "Pointy Crystals (dark)" @ Whimsical

Die Lorelei


"Den Schiffer im kleinen Schiffe
Ergreift es mit wildem Weh;Er schaut nicht die Felsenriffe,Er schat nur hinauf in die Höh.

Ich glaube, die Welllen verschlingenAm Ende Schiffer und Kahn;Und das hat mit ihrem SingenDie Lorelei getan."

"In his little boat, the boatmanIs seized by it with a savage woe.He does not look upon the rocky ledgeBut rather high up into the heavens.

I think that the waves will devour
The boatman and boat in the end
And this by her song's sheer power
Fair Lorelei has done."

From "Die Lorelei" by Heinrich Heine

Beautiful screens and magical things! When I saw this decorative screens/dividers by Plastik, I knew that I wanted to do a dark mermaid picture with my best SL friend, GoddessAwilix. We threw on our beautiful Lorelei tails by Cynefin (as well as their stunning and useful body scales) and struck a pose.
The Leava Panels by Plastik are amazing, which is what I always expect from the brand. I grabbed the fatpack, so I had both the solid and color fade HUDs to play with. And there are so many colors! I also used the Ursula Sea Decor, as I picked it up ages ago and hadn't opened it yet for some reason. I kinda love when that happens, my inventory is full of surprises!

Skin - Lumae "Eirtae - Isciira"
Tail - Cynefin  "Lorelei"
Scales - Cynefin "Body Scales"
Hair - Truth (left) "Ophelia" (right) "Elie"

Decor:

Screen - [The Plastik] "Leava Panels" @ The Liaison Collaborative
Seashells - [The Plastik] "Ursula Sea Decor"
Centerpiece - Jinx "Gweles Stones - Dark"
Crystals - LORE "Geo Crystals (dark)" @ Whimsical

Thursday, December 14, 2017


Sugarplum


Body - Maitreya "Lara"
Head - LAQ "Scarlet"
Hair - Truth "Makena"
Skin - Lumae "Eirtae - T4 Fawn // Bare"
Ears - Mandala "Steking Ears"
Dress - Pixicat "Ballerina.Dress (Fitted) Rare"
Sleeves - Moon Elixir "Prima Ballerina - 04 - Lara - Sleeves - Snow"
Eyes - s0ng "Aimi Eyes"
Particles - Cole's Corner "Summer Solstice - (Linen)"

Tree - Dust Bunny "Christmas Tree RARE"

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


CHILLY


The adorable Aspen sweater by Storybook is sure to keep you cosy in the cold month of December. You can pick it up at this round of the Liaison Collaborative. Fitted for Maitreya, this soft knit is available in 15 colors! I'm a fan of the forest tone, myself. The texturing on this is really nice, and it obviously photographs really well! I chose to wear it as a short dress, but it would also look adorable with skinny jeans or leggings.

Sweater - Storybook "Aspen" @ The Liaison Collaborative
Hair - Truth "Ginevra" new group gift!
Boots - Reign "Oxley Woven Boots - Fatpack #29 RARE"
Bun - [The Plastik] "Kawaii Okashi - Turtlebun Fresh" @ The Arcade


Saturday, December 9, 2017


S A C R E D G E O M E T R Y


Heads - LAQ "Scarlet" 1000L WEEKEND DEAL @ mainstore
Skin - Lumae "Eirtae - Elora" 100L SKIN SALE @ mainstore
Tattoos - Izzie's "Metallic Arrow Tattoo" "Metallic Arrow Tattoo"
Hair - [RunAway] "Nymph"
Ears - Mandala "Fantasy Elf Ears"
Outfit - Belle Epoque "Gaia"
Decor - [The Plastik] "Geo Snowflake Wall Decor" @ Winter Trend 2017




LAQ - Weekend Bento Head Deal and Lumae Skin Sale!


Run, don't walk to the LAQ mainstore! Their new mo-cap Bento head, Scarlet, is on sale for 1,000L this weekend only! The head is lovely, and very versatile. This is my first LAQ head, and I am pretty impressed with it. I'm not sure how often I will use the built in freckles, wrinkles, or eyebrows... but they are a wonderful feature to head if it's your first Bento head. It also comes with the Omega system built in, which is less of a headache (get it, headache?!) There are also multiple teeth options, and the option to use system layer eyes.

The delicate, young features are great for a fey look. After playing with it a bit, my friends and I all agreed that this head is best suitable for petite shapes. 

Another great thing: Lumae has set every skin in store to 100L per tone. Previously retired skins have also resurfaced for a limited time. The owner has stated that the sale will last at least a month, so you have time to come back again and again and nab them all!

If you're looking to combine these deals, Lumae's "Eirtae" line of skins fit the LAQ head really well if you select the LOGO - Alex head option!

Heads - LAQ "Scarlet"
Skin - Lumae "Eirtae - Nimbus"
Tattoos - Izzie's "Metallic Arrow Tattoo" "Metallic Lunar Tattoo"
Hair - Truth "Ryleigh" "Essena" "Kare"

Sunday, August 13, 2017


Sun Softly Setting


Storybook has been releasing a lot of moon-themed accessories lately, which I am beyond okay with! The new Luna Necklace, at The Fantasy Collective, matches the circlets from their previous Saga set really well! Though the Saga circlets only come in silver and gold, the silver can easily be tinted to match the rust necklace color (seen far right), so don't let the names deter you! The metal has an interesting grainy texture that I really enjoy, too. Storybook's metallic textures on their items are improving steadily (not that they were ever bad), so I look forward to future releases!

Hair (all) - [RunAway]
Dress (all) - Storybook
Circlets (all) - Storybook @ The Epiphany (2 days until this round ends!)
Necklaces (all) - Storybook @ The Fantasy Collective
Hand Jewelry (all) - .Drastic. @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival



Friday, August 11, 2017


F A U L T Y - P R O T O C O L


When software gets corrupted, and lovely fembots turn into sentient black widow assassins ~

And/or when Alcyone & Awilix get their hands on cybernetic goodies and decide to wander around the Insilico sim. Who's to know which happened?!

I'll be busy this whole next week, so I am going to keep the credits short and sweet!

Hair (both) - Truth
Eyes (both) - <CyberLove>
Dresses (both) - Blueberry
Chest Implants (both) - Ama.
Arm (left) - Shu Mesh
Makeup (left and lipstick right) - Suicidal Unborn
Rings (right) - RealEvil

Sim - Insilico

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Dragon Priestesses


Soooo.. my best SL friend and I REALLY enjoy wearing matching outfits and taking pictures. I don't think it has ever been more evident than in this set of photos. Luckily, we could still tell ourselves apart by our different shapes!


Read more below!


We are both sporting two new gorgeous accessories by [The Plastik]: the Banyari Horns, currently found at Fantasy Gacha Carnival, and the Ondalea Staff, which was debuted at Prismagica. Both of these beauties come with seriously impressive HUDs and gorgeous textures, which is to be expected from [The Plastik]. The staff is especially impressive to me, as it comes in a variety of sizes and SIX different Bento hold options (12 if you count the mirrored poses)

We are also decked out in gorgeous dragon finery, thanks to the Dragon Mistress set by Moon Elixir, also at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival. While every color of this set is lovely, the way the teal color shifts to a soft purple is particularly nice. I really hope they work this set of colors into more of their fantasy releases, because wow!




Saturday, August 5, 2017


Babes, Booze, & Birbs


Sometimes you need to be able to cut loose on a random beach with your ladies. When RL (or SL!) is getting you down, it's best to de-stress by dressing up and acting silly. Hanging around with these three always brings me back to cheerfulness, especially after a tough day!

We're all sporting leis from Anachron's Island Lei gacha, found at the current round of SaNaRae, as well as Parakeet Pals by HEXtraordinary and treats from ChicChica's Watermelonia set, both of which can be found at The Gacha Garden.

The Parakeet Pals are especially adorable! If you add them to your avatar, they will appear on your shoulder (great for a pirate buddy!), but you can also add them to your head or hands for fun. Two of the rares are a stand and a lovely manor-themed cage for these cute birbs, so you can also rez them and have them hang out at your home! The animations on them are smooth and adorable - they cock their heads quizzically and flap their little wings from time to time!


Photo taken at an awesome little beach we found - it's small, but decorated very well!

Friday, August 4, 2017


I N C A N D E S C E N T


If it isn't obvious from some of my past photos, I loooooove mixing dystopian and steampunk elements. These amazing hanging bulbs by ::Static:: can be found at the current round of The Gacha Garden. They have also offered an adorable gift - a matching idea bulb that will float above your avatar's head. These lights are all resizeable, and can be turned on and off with a click!

I paired the vintage lighting with my favorite dystopian outfit, which consists of pieces by [LAB737] and [The Forge]. 

I also included some of my favorite contact lenses, by <CyberLove>. I was shopping for neat cyborg eyes a while back, and stumbled upon their Dark Trooper Eyes. I wasn't sure of them, but for their super low price of 21 Linden, I decided it was worth a gamble. And it really paid off! These bad boys move with my Catwa eyes flawlessly (after slight tweaking to get them centered, which took maybe 30 seconds) and they are ANIMATED! Pretty much, they are perfect and are a great way to add interest to a steampunk, dystopian, or cybernetic character on the cheap.

Credits below!


Body - Maitreya "Lara"
Head - Catwa "Lona"
Skin - Lumae  "Eirtae - T4 Fawn // Bare " 
Hair - Tableau Vivant "SL14 Gift" current group gift
Bra - Moon Elixir "Athena"
Scarf/Belts/Strap - [LAB737] "Natalya"
Backpack - [LAB737] "Alchemist Backpack Bronze"
Headphones - [The Forge] "Steam Beats Rare"
Contacts - <CyberLove> "Dark Trooper Eyes"
Dirt Applier - Le Forme "Wild Witches Dirty tattoo"

Bulbs - ::Static:: "Vintage Lighting" @ The Gacha Garden

Thursday, August 3, 2017

We Captains Three

The current round of Genre, dedicated to sea-faring life, only has about a week left. There are lockets, tricorn hats, treasure chests, and even BENTO TENTACLE RINGS GUYS to be had, so don't miss out! Since everything at Genre is at least 25% off full price, it's always worth a trip (and a second trip, maybe a third!)

After stopping by SaNaRae to pick up these adorable "Elizabeth" outfits (dress, sleeves, and boots) by Sweet Lies, myself and my two..errr.. mateys skipped over to Genre to accessorize. We all love the tricorn hats by Senzafine - they fit over our different hairstyles with only minor adjustments, rather than being a huge struggle like most hats are! 

Also amazing was the jewelry selection in this round. We were all super excited about the Bento tentacle rings by .Drastic., for obvious reasons. (The reason? THEY. ARE. BADASS.) I also loved the Davy's Lock locket (center avatar) by +XAnSA+. It comes with a lot of stunning HUD choices, so you can match it to any sea-faring outfit you come up with.




Monday, July 31, 2017

 
September Fae


I find myself longing for the filtered sunlight and cool shadows of fall. The summer is entirely too hot for a frigid-hearted little fae like myself! I skipped over to Indie Teepee and picked up this stunning new face by Lumae - "Apoc" can be found in the desert portion of the festival. I love the tint to the upper face, the dark (I.E. PERFECT) eye makeup, and the delicate paint on the lower lip and chin. From there, I stopped by the newest round of Uber to grab this lovely little dress by Storybook. "Treat" is available in a mind boggling 25 colors. It's a perfect piece for any fantasy wardrobe.

Credits below!


Body - Maitreya "Lara"
Head - Catwa "Lona"
Skin - Lumae  "Eirtae - T4 Fawn / Apoc " @ Indie Teepee
Ears - Mandala "Steking Ears"
Dress - Storybook "Treat" @ Uber
Hair - Truth "Amoret"
Eyes - Elderberry "Candies"

Saturday, July 29, 2017


The Crew


Genre has brought us another great round of objects you NEED in your roleplay life. Possibly my favorite stuff from the current round, which focuses on Seafaring life, is this furniture and decor set by LORE, called "Captain's Desk". This set comes with a TON of stuff to instantly add interest and awesomeness to your cabin. The chair, desk, treasure chest, and all the desk clutter are part of the set, so there is a LOT you can do with it!

Also, remember that everything at Genre is at least 25% off regular price, so every month a new round comes with the opportunity to get amazing themed items without making your wallet cry!

LORE -- GENRE

Soft Indie


Storybook has released an adorable dress at Indie Teepee. This dress comes in 25 lovely colors, and can be worn as a dress, shift, or even a soft nightgown. I chose to wear it while lounging around my house after getting back from the festival. I think it matches my decor pretty well!

Body - Maitreya "Lara"
Head - Catwa "Lona"
Skin - Lumae  "Eirtae - T4 Fawn // Bare"
Ears - Mandala "Fantasy Elf Ears"
Tattoo - Izzie's "Metallic Arrow Tattoo"
Dress - Storybook "Petal" @ Indie Teepee
Anklets - Moon Elixir "Moon Baby"
Hair - Truth "Tori" July group gift!
Ukulele - Reign "Ukulele - #3"

Chairs/Table/Tea Set - Dust Bunny "Woodland Dreams"


Lunar Guardians


The Epiphany brought a new round of gacha machines loaded with things we all obviously /NEED/. The "Saga" set by Storybook is a great fantasy set. My gorgeous friend Lix and I paired the top, sleeves, and stockings with the Storybook "Zephyr" panties, as they have a really nice metallic sheen to them that works really well with the metal accents of the "Saga" set. 

Look below for credits!


Left:
Body - Maitreya "Lara"
Head - Catwa "Lona"
Ears - Mandala "Fantasy_Elf_Ears"
Hair - Spellbound  "Lionhearted"
Skin - Lumae "Eirtae T4 Fawn // Bare"
Outfit - Storybook "Saga - Black Set - Rare" @ The Epiphany
Panties - Storybook "Zephyr - Undies - Gilded"
Crown - Storybook "Saga - Crown - Gold"  @ The Epiphany
Spear - Storybook "Storybook - Hippolyta - Spear - Bronze"
Necklace - Moon Elixir "Luna - Necklace"

Right:
Body - Maitreya "Lara"
Head - Catwa "Catya"
Hair - RunAway "Rondra Hair"
Ears - Mandala "Fantasy_Elf_Ears"
Skin - Pink Fuel "Liya  <Vanilla>"
Outfit - Storybook "Saga - Black Set - Rare"  @ The Epiphany
Panties - Storybook "Zephyr - Undies - Gilded"
Spear - Storybook "Storybook - Hippolyta - Spear - Iron"

Monday, July 24, 2017


G L O W F A E


I wanted to take a post or so to focus on my newest sponsor, _-FAS-_. Previously known for their mer and underwater products as [Tsunami], they have recently rebranded and are churning out a wide range of beautifully textured fantasy decor and accessories. The variety of colors and types of flowers available currently are stunning - as you can see, the glow works equally well in light and dark windlights!

Also awesome are the Druid Branches _-FAS-_ has released. These come in "normal" and fantasy tones, and the texture and glow are just as detailed as the flower decor. If you want to be a dryad, druid, or earth-themed fey, these branches are a must-have!

Body - Maitreya "Lara"
Head - Catwa "Lona"
Skin - Lumae "Eirtae - Elphaba"
Tattoo -  .:Soul:. "Poisonous" past Fantasy Faire hunt prize
Hair - Aii "Dryad Mesh Hair"
Ears - [Gauze&Trap] "Beastie Imp Ears"
Antlers - _-FAS-_ "Druid Branches"
Decor - _-FAS-_ "Crystal Plant", "Bellefleur", "Fairy Flowers"



Thursday, July 20, 2017


It's the final day of Summerfest, sadly! It's your last chance to rush to the sim and pick up all of the amazing pieces that will get you through the rest of this hot season. My friend Lix and I loaded up early and pretty much lived at the beach for a few days. We got a good dose of sun, as well as some sand in places I'd rather not mention!

The "Paradise" set by Moon Elixir is a summer must-have - the fit is phenomenal, the shell detail adds fun beachy flair, and the acid wash texture for the tank tops is seriously pretty. We paired this set with the adorable anklets from the "Moon Baby" set, also by Moon Elixir.

Also available at Summerfest is the hair on the right, called "The Summer Hair" by Olive. With just the hint of a breeze blowing it, this hair is great for subtle editorial looks.

Avatar Right:
Body - Maitreya "Lara"
Head - Catwa "Catya"
Skin - Pink Fuel "Liya  <Vanilla>"
Ears - Mandala "Fantasy_Elf_Ears"
Outfit - Moon Elixir "Paradise" @ Summerfest
Anklet - Moon Elixir "Moon Baby"
Hair - 

Avatar Left:
Body - Maitreya "Lara"
Head - Catwa "Lona"
Ears - Mandala "Fantasy Elf Ears"
Hair - Olive "The Summer Hair" @ Summerfest
Skin - Lumae "Eirtae T4 Fawn // Bare"
Outfit - Moon Elixir "Paradise" @ Summerfest
Anklet - Moon Elixir "Moon Baby"

Friday, July 7, 2017


Am Exotic Birb

Sometimes a gal just wants to bask in the sun and let the win ruffle her feathers, okaaaaay?

This lovely swimsuit is by Baiastice at Summerfest, which is going on until July 20th.. so just enough time to get there and get your summer necessities, but not ENOUGH time to put it off! If you haven't gone yet, you are missing out an an annual treat - a full sim dedicated to the best parts of the season!

Body - Maitreya "Lara"
Head - Catwa "Lona"
Skin - Lumae "Eirtae - T4 Fawn // Bare"
Eyeshadow - Veechi "Saltwater"
Tattoo - Izzie's "Metallic Arrow Tattoo"
Bikini - Baiastice "Strass Bikini" @ Summerfest
Hair - #Foxy "Mai Hair"
Ears - Mandala "Steking Ears"
Nails - [The Plastik] "Vinne"
Earrings - Zaara "Aletta Ear Wings" & "Sarika Feather Earrings"

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


"My date book shows that you're actually overdue for a Judgment Day. We have an opening later today, I'll pencil you in."


I had this really funny mental image of a merciless angel secretary that has to juggle appointments for things like Judgment Day, the Anti-Christ being born, and had to plan out all the plagues in Egypt. She started as a temp and can't make a decent cup of coffee, but is surprisingly efficient at... the other stuff, so she's been kept on full time.

This gorgeous dress, "Hum" by Storybook, is draped in a really pretty way; the back and sides are way more exposed than the front, which is really a lovely combination and shows plent of skin while still covering up the essentials... without having to toy with an alpha HUD!

Body - Maitreya "Lara"
Head - Catwa "Lona"
Hair - Exile "All My Best Lies" @ Hair Fair
Ears - Mandala "Steking Ears"
Wings - Vincue & Cerberus Xing "Airie+Wings - Silver Rare" @ Crystal Heart Festival
Skin - Lumae "Eirtae - T4 Fawn // Showgirl"
Rings - [The Plastik] "Mori bento Ringest"

Friday, June 30, 2017


The Three Sisters


I really wanted this photo to look like an old photograph or postcard, and I'm pretty pleased with the end result! The in world phototools have a lot of versatility to them if you're willing to sit down and experiment for a good long while!

This gorgeous bridge (and the lantern silhouetted in the back) are both by LORE from the current round of Genre. These gorgeous landscaping pieces will only be discounted for the duration of the event, so make sure you get them sooner rather than later! Each bridge and lantern come in 3 color options - plain, aged, and mossy. The mossy version of the bridge is honestly going to come in handy for fantasy stuff too, so I definitely recommend that one!

LORE -- GENRE

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Wrap Me In My Daydreams


Is there any event quite like Lootbox? I always find myself looking forward to it, while my wallet cries from the moment I teleport in.

For this round, Storybook has released a stunning set of warrior silks, called Zephyr. A full set would consist of panties, silk wrap, spear, and shield. There are two rare Lootbox colors of the wrap, which in my opinion in a showstopper, but there are also a ton of gorgeous colors that are commons (including this blue one I'm wearing).

The fit on this set is phenomenal, as is the texturing; look at that metallic shine on those panties!

If you're like me and love to match small stuff, pick up the Gosalyn nail polish set by [The Plastik], found at The Kawaii Project's current round. One of the nail colors perfectly matched my rose gold panties, and it made me ridiculously happy.


Body - Maitreya "Lara"
Head - Catwa "Lona"
Skin - Lumae "Eirtae - T4 Fawn // Bare"
Ears - Mandala "Fantasy Elf Ears"
Hair - .Olive. "Snow Queen - Rare"
Outfit - Storybook "Zephyr" @ Lootbox
Earrings - [The Plastik] "Aery"
Nails - [The Plastik] "Gosalyn" @ The Kawaii Project
Makeup - Veechi "Saltwater"
Body Scales - Cynefin "Body Scales"
Eyes - Elderberry "Candies"

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


The Birdcage


Genre's newest round is inspired by eastern Asia and the rich cultures and history found there. Everything found at Genre is at least 25% off for the duration of the event, so make sure you check it out - there are ALWAYS good deals to be found. 

 I was really lucky in that two of my friends immediately said they'd be my models for a couple of group photos, which I love more than anything!

I'd love to focus on the folding screen in the back by Tsuru's Artifacts - not only is it lovely as a static object, but it folds and unfolds at a click! I adore little features like that. This lovely screen would work great as a privacy partition or in a doorway. Also by Tsuru's Artifacts is the pretty wall scroll to the left!

Also lovely is the side table by Mirage Treasure Co. The texture and detail on it are beautiful!

The table and chairs my friends are sitting at/on is by Anachron... so you know the texture is nice and the chair cushions are nicely patterned! The multiple sits are also animated, which is a really nice touch.