As one door closes, another opens

And so it goes with one day to the next….and even one year to the next. You plod along, pay your bills, have a little fun, drink a little gin (!) and before you know it….boom! 2017 comes to an end and 2018 is there. On the horizon. Looking over it’s shoulder, giving you the ‘come to bed eyes’ and motioning to come play.

 

Credits:

Hair: [elikatira] / Karina – Exclusives / FLF offer

Eyeshadow: VYC Femme / Moonlight Shadows Set (Catwa, Omega inc) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Lipstick: (AUREALIS) / Vice Matte Lipstick – shade #1 worn (Catwa only) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Earrings: EarthStones / Ruffle Around – Garnet/Silver / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Sweater: GAIA / Sweatshirt – Navy (Maitreya only) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Skirt: ~Nerido~ / Stina Skirt (Maitreya only) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Socks: Sn@tch / Shannon Garter Socks – darks (Slink, Omega, Classic inc)

Boots: **UTOPIA@Design** / “TERA-XMAS” (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Pose: Entangled Poses / Indigo (3 poses inc)

Backdrop: Paparazzi / 2018 – Pink / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Wrapped in a Bow

Wynn was not a happy scorceress today. Not only had she been called *cute* by a friend, but her magical orbs kept shooting fluffy kittens at her enemies rather than linghtning strikes! Wynn scowled and adjusted the bow on her outfit. Christmas may be on the horizon but she was in no mood to celebrate.

 

Credits:

Hair: TRUTH Hair / Arwen – light browns

Eye shadow: Vengeful Threads / Azazel (Catwa, Omega, System inc)

Lipstick: amara beauty / the matte lipstick palette / *free gift* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Eyes: Nightmare / Frosted Eyes (Catwa, Omega inc) / *new release* available at Suicide DollZ December 2017

Nails: SLACKGIRL / Pri Mesh Nails (Altamura, Tonic, Vista, Maitreya, Tuty, Slink, Eve bento inc) / Women Only Hunt prize (December 2017) – more info available HERE

Earrings: L&B Swear / “Frost” Hoop Earrings / *free gift* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Bhindi: <<Nevrose>> / Psycho Moon / Women Only Hunt prize (December 2017) – more info available HERE

Outfit (Harness & Skirt): 1313 Mockingbird Lane / Gifted Harness and Sultra skirt (Maitreya only) / available at The Frozen Fair December 2017

Pose: Salacity / Magical orbs / gacha item

Backdrop: Salacity / Seamless Photo Background – patterns set used / *new release* available at POSEVENT December 2017

Naughty Santa!

So, Mrs Claus had promised to be a good girl but sometimes…well. The only way to be really good was to be really bad. It’s all about your sense of perspective *wink*

 

Credits:

Hair: Doe / Light Bright (solid) – Essentials RARE / gacha item

Makeup (lips and eyes): . MILA . / Xmas Gift Makeup (Catwa) / *free gift* check under the Christmas Tree

Tattoo: .::Nanika::. / Nadine tattoo White (Classic, Belleza, Catwa, Lelutka, Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / group gift The Chapter Four December 2017

Pasties: +MuggleBorn+ / TinselTassle – fatpack (Belleza, eBody, Maitreya, Unrigged, Slink HG, Solarian inc) / Coundown to Christmas 1L gift

Naughty Santa Outfit (top & skirt): The Annex / Mrs Claus Gacha – Naughty Skirt and Top – White (Maitreya worn) / *new release* PocketGacha December 2017

Backside rouge (!): The Annex / Mrs Claus Gacha – Rosy Cheeks (Omega) / *new release* PocketGacha December 2017

Boots: N-core / ALYSSA – white worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Baubles: MadPea / Outdoor Christmas Ornaments / Christmas Hunt prize – on now!

Pose: . MILA . / Sensual / available on Marketplace HERE

Backdrop: Meva / Photo Box Spheres / gacha item

Cast Your Eyes Forward

Look forward, to the horizon. That’s where your future lies. Embrace it. Don’t let your fears be the bars on a self imposed cage that holds you back.

Today I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a little and I have a person and a group to thank for this. I recently participated in the Blogger Vlogger Network (BVN) group’s Secret Santa and I was drawn Jarla Capalini. “So, how do I blog about a blogger as a gift?” you ask. Well, it’s a very good question and one I’ve thought about this week carefully. You start by profile perving, flickr perving and blog perving. Generally, you perv and I learned a few things:

  1. Jarla takes amazing photographs. Her use of lighting and shadows just makes me think “Wow!” every time I see them.
  2. Jarla has a couple of quotes in her profile that really resonate with me. The window bars in this picture are inspired by one of them.
  3. Jarla loves motorbikes!! This makes my heart sing because I have a trike in real life and I admit, I drooled at her rl profile picture (sorry Jarla, still profile perving).

So, what does a little blogger like me do with this information? Well, we take risks. We play with lighting and projectors. We edit windlights, play with shadows and then a moment of brilliance emerges. Obviously, this moment of brilliant includes a motorbike and an excuse to wear leather. So Jarla, this is my gift to you and it comes with thanks, for inspiring me to develop my skills further.

 

Credits:

Hair: Magika / Honey Whiskey – Hud 01 worn

Makeup (lips and eyes): . MILA . / Xmas Gift Makeup (Catwa) / *free gift* check under the Christmas Tree

Necklace: L&B Swear / Frost Coin Necklace (Classic, Maitreya, Slink) / *free gift* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Jacket: L&B Swear / Dita Winter Cropped Jacket (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / former Bishbox item (check store for availability)

Pants: [JUSTICE] / Naomi Pants – Black (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / *discounted* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Boots: Glamistry / Nemesia Ankle Boots – black worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Motorbike: .::Indulge::. / Retro Orange Ducatti / group gift available at Paying It Forward December 2017

Pose:  Shi.S. poses / My Car Pose / available on Marketplace HERE

Backdrop:  RAMA / #selfie_RAMA Southwark Area / gacha item

Cheeky Cheeky

Nothing wrong with warming yourself by an open fire…even if it’s your butt that gets the warming first! Who knows what else the fire may warm up, if I’m lucky enough 😉

 

Credits:

Hair: Exile / Persuasive – Naturals / *new release* available at C88 December 2017

Eyeshadow: Izzie’s / Candy Cane Eye Make-Up (Classic, Catwa, Lelutka, Omega inc) / free gift

Lipstick: amara beauty / Hailey Lipsticks (Catwa available) / group gift available at Paying It Forward December 2017

Nail Polish: alaskametro<3 /”New Year Black/Copper” (Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / group gift On9 December 2017

Romper: -NARCISSE- / Noelle Romper (Maitreya, Slink HG inc) *new release* available at The Liaison Collaborative December 2017

Socks: erratic / eva – knee socks xmas (Maitreya inc)

Necklace: -KC- Couture / Caily Choker (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Classic inc)

Rings: Slipper Originals / Wynter Rings (Maitreya, Slink bento) / *exclusive item* The Frozen Fair December 2017

Pose: <K&S> / Lila poses. Standing / gacha item

Scene Location: Creamy’s (Alrberg Lech Lodge – VIP area)

Two fingers are better than one?

This week I had the honour of working with Ms Zexy Queen herself on this picture. I’d posted on facebook this week regarding some of the things I’ve learned being a blogger over the last 8 months and one of them was about collaborating with other bloggers. I’ve done it once in the past and always love the opportunity to work with people and learn from them. What have I learned? I take too long getting ready! The Boss would agree, I’m sure lol.

If you want the credits for Zexy’s look, check out her blog HERE. In fact, why don’t you follow it? Lots of gorgeousness to drool over! Needless to say I had a lot of fun putting this picture together and I look forward to future collabs with Ms Queen!

 

Credits:

Hair: MINA Hair / Stella Dip dye / VIP group gift

Eye makeup: VENGE / Obscurous (Catwa, Classic, Omega inc) / *new release* The Men Jail Event December 2017

Lipstick: . MILA . / Princess of Darkness Makeup (Lelutka, Catwa inc)

Tattoo: +Fallen Gods Inc.+ / Lakshmi tattoo – Blood (Classic, Omega inc) / gacha item

Jacket: RIOT / Rebel Leather Spiked Jacket – Black (Maitreya worn) / *new release* gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Top: RIOT / Rebel Tank – White (Maitreya worn) / *new release* gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Belt: RIOT / Rebel Leather Belts – Black (Maitreya worn) / *new release* gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Pants: RIOT / Rebel Leather Pants – Black (Maitreya worn) / *new release* gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Heels: Glamistry / CROCUS Heels – black worn (Belleza, Slink, Maitreya inc)

Rings: Meva / Shalynn Rings – Silver (Maitreya Bento worn)

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Birdy (4 poses w/ mirrors inc)

Backdrop: VARONIS / Coven – background skybox (rare) / gacha item

 

Want to know what Ms Queen is wearing? Check out her blog HERE. Enjoy!

Because it’s not gonna lick itself *obviously*

Ahhhh Christmas (yes, I’m saying it out loud now), here we are. Again. Another year nearly done, another opportunity to overeat and resurrect old family politics in RL and in SL…another opportunity to pick up pixel goodies! I dragged my friend on the Peace on Earth hunt this weekend and am loving some of the items you can see photographed. There are nearly 300 stops on the hunt though, so make sure you check out the hint list for many more prizes. Also, one of my fave stores, Pink Cream Pie, has a month long stocking hunt and this skirt has to be my new favourite item from it. There are 20 stockings to find in total, so get your hunting shoes on!

Credits:

Hair: .EscalateD. / Lovana Duo – Fatpack / Peace on Earth Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Makeup (eyeshadow, blush, lips): P O E M A / Hunt Prize (Catwa, Omega inc) / Peace on Earth Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Neck tattoo: [White~Widow] / Earthlings (Maitreya, Belleza, Omega, TMP, Signature, Sking, Slink, Lelutka, Genesis, Catwa inc) / Peace on Earth Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Nails: Slipper Originals / Happy Holidays! (Maitreya, Slink – bento) / Peace on Earth Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Top:Pink Cream Pie / Karlie Candy Cane (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / Stocking Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Skirt: Pink Cream Pie / Kayla Candy Cane (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / Stocking Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Pose (Left pic): GingerFish Poses / Sultry (4 poses w/ mirrors inc)

Pose (Right pic):Artis / Portrait pose 4 / Peace on Earth Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Scene Location:Selfie Shack – Twisted Cork Wine & Rock Bar

The Twisted Cork now has a Selfie Shack, which anyone can use to take pictures using the club’s props. Club VIP members have rez rights, which is perfect for using your own pose balls and accessories.