Hello Gorgeous <3

Hello Gorgeous. You. Yes *smiles* You. Come on over and have a sit down with me. Rest your feet. Drink something creamy. Taste something sweet. And then perhaps, when you’re relaxed and feeling satiated, we can go shopping 😀

What….you naughty people?! Did you think I was being smutty? Never!!

As always we have a plethora of events that have opened in August and we’re spoiled for choice. Mystical Market (run by Dark Passions Events), runs until the 14th August and is packed with special offers, exclusives and a 5L hunt. Don’t miss out! Belle. Event has just opened and we all know that’ll be packed for a while. Filled with all things romantic and girly, it’s one to check out (maybe at a quiet time or an odd hour?) Finally, for all things gacha, The Gacha Garden is open for your delights. There are a lot of group gifts also available so if you’re in the group, you may pick up a little accessory to your new gacha set (or three). Enjoy my lovelies ❤

 

Credits:

Hair: Moon. Hair / Happy – Brunettes worn

Eye makeup: [POUT!] / Punky shadows – hud inc (Catwa, Lelutka, Genus inc) / VIP group gift

Sweater: Dead Dollz / Jolie Sweater – Summer Mini Bundle (Maitreya inc) / former FLF item, check mainstore for availability

Scarf: *paper moon* / Steppe Sister Scarf – Royal / *special offer* available at Mystical Market until 14th August 2019

Shorts: The Annex / Brenda Shorts – Navy worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Heels w/ socks: Mosquito’s Way / Candy – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Pose w/ mug: GingerFish Poses / Cocoa Dream (5 bento poses w/ mirrors inc)

Kitty art: Apple May Designs / Cat Lady – Photo Wall / gacha item

Hello Gorgeous art: ChicModa Home / Wall Decor – Hello Gorgeous / *new release* available at Belle. Event August 2019

Car couch: [ SpotCat ] / Vacation in Paris – Sofa #28 / *new release* available at The Gacha Garden August 2019

Bar: [ SpotCat ] / Vacation in Paris – Bar RARE #02 / *new release* available at The Gacha Garden August 2019

Coffee machine: [ SpotCat ] / Vacation in Paris – Coffee machine #09 / *new release* available at The Gacha Garden August 2019

Cake display (on bar): MadPea / Sweet Love Tray / group gift

Rug: [ bubble ] / Mesh Rug Rectangle – Pastel / *exclusive* available at Mystical Market until 14th August 2019

Table w/ tray, coffee and rose: What Next / Bailey Coffee Table & Decor

Macarons: Apple Fall / West Village – Macaron Assortment

Tarts on tray: Apple Fall / West Village – French Tart Assortment

Building: tarte. / autumn attic skybox (no shadows) / former Luxebox item – check mainstore for availability

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Boy, Bye.

Ohhh I have so many little treats to tell you about today, but you need to be super speedy quick if you want to grab them all. Ready? Come with me 😀

SL16B is in full swing and there are 4 amazing sims packed with SL’s biggest names with a bunch of special offers and free gifts. Needless to say, the sims are busy but you have until the 8th July to check out the sales and pick up the amazing free gifts on offer. Huge thanks to the Designers for their generosity. I want to draw your attention to my sneakers – they’re on offer at the event, but ALSO L & B Swear group join is reduced to 25L at the event too. If you then go back to the mainstore, there are a bunch of group gifts available, including exclusive add on huds for items. I’m wearing the suede add on hud for the sneakers and love em ❤

ChicChica has been generous once again and has this fab holdable lemonade available as a free gift until the 30th June. It’s such a cute little accessory and perfect for summer evenings. It does beg the question “why are you in jeans and a sweater in Summer, Wynn?” ….which leads me on to my jeans, funnily enough! Also on offer until the end of the month, L & B Swear has these fab jeans and belt on limited discount at Flourish Sales Studio. I love the side ribbon detail and each pack comes with a ribbon colour change hud. So depending on your mood, you can switch it up…or down…or sideways.

Finally, my cute kitty pose stems from a Facebook appeal and I’m so happy to see that Image Essentials have taken up the challenge and NAILED it. Last week, a blogger on facebook put the question out to the internet “would someone design a crazy cat lady pose set” and literally a few days later, this set was born. It is a gacha mainstore release and it’s fab to see more mainstore releases. Another brilliant thing is if you join the Image Essentials group (free), all group members get one free go on the gacha machine….and this includes EVERY machine in the gacha room. What a brilliant gift for group members?! Love the idea and gives you a chance to have a play about with lots of new poses you may not have previously considered.

Ok, that’s me done for this miserable looking Wednesday. I’m off back to RL and I hope today will be a less stressful one than the previous two. Make sure you pick up your items before they go at the end of the month. Enjoy your day, lovely people, and be kind to each other ❤

 

Credits:

Hair: .EscalateD. / Torrie – V1 – Essentials worn

Skin: [POUT!] / Grace Skin [TEA] (Catwa inc) – body appliers sold separately) / *new release*

Eye makeup: alaskametro<3 / Duochrome eyeshadow – hud inc (Catwa inc)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 / Bubblegum lip gloss – hud inc (Omega inc) / SL16B gift available until 8th July 2019

Earrings: [Fetch] / Winnie Earrings – hud inc

Sweater: The Annex / Boy Bye Top – red worn (Freya, Hourglass, Maitreya inc)

Jeans: L&B Swear / Chloe Corset Jeans – Dk Blue (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available at Flourish Sales Studio June 2019

Belt: L&B Swear / Chloe Chain Belt / (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available at Flourish Sales Studio June 2019

Sneakers: L&B Swear / Low Top Sneakers – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) – worn using the Suede textures hud (group gift hud only)

Lemonade: :::ChicChica::: / Lemonade bottle with straw / free gift until 30th June 2019

Pose w/ kitty: Image Essentials / Crazy Cat Lady Gacha – no.11 (common) / *new release* (group members get one free pull).

Rug: .peaches. / The Queen’s Peace – Blanket / SL16B gift available until 8th July 2019

Art: ChiMia / Lolita Cat Wall Art / Lucky chair prize

Background (poses not used): Salacity / Window Seat w/ poses (male and female inc)

Playing with Shadows

I could have also titled this blog post “playing in the shadows” and the message would have worked too. One thing I love about photography in SL is how people can take the same finite resource and interpret things in so many different ways. It’s partly knowledge and skill but it’s mostly how we see things, our ‘vision’ that makes each photo unique. Do we look for the light, choosing colour, fun and optimism? Or do we look to play in the shadows, revealing what we choose in a monochromatic manner? I’m not attempting to reveal the profound here, just open up food for thought. Although, ironically I have literally done that today and shown you how food obsessed I can be!

 

Credits:

Skin: [POUT!] / Grace Skin [TEA] (Catwa inc) – body appliers sold separately) / *new release*

Hair: Wasabi // HAIR STORE / Blue Mesh Hair – Fireworks / gacha item

Eye makeup:  Zombie Suicide / 70’s Punk Makeup – inc hud (Catwa only)

Earrings: CUREMORE / AsylumVillains – Bang Earrings – purple / gacha item

Necklace: NaaNaa’s / Sansa Necklace – silver

Dress: …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… / Reputation Dress – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release*

Boots: Pure Poison / Donna Sandals – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Books: 22769 / Coffee Table Books (common) / gacha item

Pose: [KoKoLoReS] / Looking on pose set (6 bento poses w/ mirrors inc) / *new release* available as a Fly Buy Friday offer this weekend only

Cake: :::ChicChica::: / CakeInJar #2 / gacha item

Fruit Wall Art: [QE] Designs / Fruit Slice Wall Art

Rug:  [QE Home] / Circular Rug -Worn-

Chair: Kei Spot / Vegie Beanbag Chair – poses and texture options inc / *new release* available as a Fly Buy Friday offer this weekend only

Wall light: Liv4Eva / Bubble wall light / *new release*

Side table: Heart Designs / Mishi Hall Stand / group gift June 2019

Building: hive / simple skybox

Beach Day!

Yes, sad to say I’m up early on a Sunday morning. Boo to an overactive mind, which woke me with a list of chores to be done and a song on repeat. Typical! On a plus, it’s gloriously sunny outside and that puts me in the mood for a beach day! Not in RL, because my nearest seaside is a *little* tacky BUT inworld, I have this gorgeous unspoilt beach to enjoy. My little friend has snuck along to sun herself, although we best keep her away from the water. My other companion keeps bringing me drinks and who am I to refuse? Don’t mind me while I lie back and enjoy the warmth seeping into my bones. After all, isn’t that what Sundays are for?

 

Credits:

Skin: [POUT!] / Grace Skin [TEA] (Catwa inc) – body appliers sold separately) / *new release*

Hair: .EscalateD. / Briana – V1 – Essentials worn / *exclusive* available at Midsummer Enchantment June 2019

Eye makeup: CAZIMI / Smoke Show Eyeshadows – hud inc (Catwa, Classic, Omega, Lelutka inc)

Lipstick: CAZIMI / Everyday Lip Tint – hud inc (Catwa, Classic, Omega, Lelutka inc)

Nails: CAZIMI / Photonic Nail Appliers – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / Free (0L) gift on Marketplace available HERE

Bikini: …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… / Tropical Feel – hud inc (Altamura, Belleza, eBody, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic inc)

Arm cuffs: [QE] Designs / Goddess Accessory Set – hud inc / 5L Hunt Prize available at Midsummer Enchantment June 2019

Bracelet: PROMAGIC / Bracelet / Subscriber’s Gift – June 2019

Wedges: Mosquito’s Way / Joyce – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Drink: What Next / Pool Drinks – Tropical / free gift available at SLB16 Gift until 8th July 2019

Flamingo drinks: MOoH! / Flamingo tray blue (common) / *new release* available at The Gacha Life June 2019

Bag: +Half-Deer+ / Summer Paradise – 15. Beach Tote Stowaway (White) / *new release* available at The Arcade June 2019

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Sea Jewel (5 bento poses w/ mirrors inc) / *new release* available at Flourish Sales Studio June 2019

Scene Location: Esoteric

Feeling Cute, Might IM You Later

But shopping is going to take priority today! Monthly Midnight Madness (MMM) takes place this weekend and TODAY is the last day you can pick up some amazing items for some very cheap prices! If you’ve never heard of MMM, here’s the weblink that explains everything. So, on the Saturday, group members have the opportunity to pick up some brilliant items for free, and the Sunday is available as a LAST CHANCE to pick up the same items heavily discounted.

Yes, it’s chaotic. Yes, you need to have your ARC below 25,000 to collect your gift. But, yes it’s a lot of fun and complete madness. It’s one of my monthly highlights and in the 24 hours before, I’ll be checking out the shopping guide and planning which stores to hit first.

On a separate note, I hope you have a lovely chilled Sunday and it’s sunshiney wherever you are in the world ❤

09 06 2019 FINAL B

 

Credits:

Hair: TRUTH Hair / Carla / former VIP group gift, check store for availability

Eye makeup: [POUT!] / Pride Liner – hud inc (Catwa, Lelutka, Omega, Genus inc) / Group Gift

Lipstick: ALMA Makeup / Serena – hud inc (Catwa, Lelutka, Omega, Genus available)

Nails: Elle Boutique / Zoie Manicure (Maitreya bento) – add on hud available / Monthly Midnight Madness June 2019 – LAST CHANCE PURCHASE TODAY ONLY

Earrings: PKC / Lexi Earrings – hud inc / Monthly Midnight Madness June 2019 – LAST CHANCE PURCHASE TODAY ONLY

Top: ChicModa / Rhi Tops (Maitreya, Hourglass inc) – add on hud available / Monthly Midnight Madness June 2019 – LAST CHANCE PURCHASE TODAY ONLY

Jeans: The Annex / Heather High-Waist Jeans – Turquoise worn (Freya, Maitreya, Hourglass inc) / *new release* available at Curves June 2019

Wedges: Pure Poison / Luna Platforms – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available at Belle. Event June 2019

Tumbler & books: +Half-Deer+ / Summer Paradise – 20. Tumbler and Books (Pink) / *new release* available at The Arcade June 2019

Balloons: What Next / Sweetheart Balloons Decor

Backdrop w/ pose: Exposeur / Candy Colors (15 poses available)

Positive Life

What a perfect quote for a Sunday “You can’t live a positive life with a negative attitude”. It’s been a quiet Sunday although I had some dear friends visit briefly. There has been a close bereavement in the family recently and it’s been a relief to see my friend progress towards positive thoughts and smiles.

There’s still time to head to FaMESHed this month and enjoy the huuuge range of group gifts available. Group join is free and I’m only showing a small selection of the gifts you can pick up. Happy 7th Anniversary FaMESHed. Here’s to many more ❤

 

Credits:

Hair: ELIKATIRA / Misha – Essentials / *group gift* available at FaMESHed May 2019

Eye makeup: [POUT!] / Natasha’s Eye Pallette – hud inc (Catwa, Lelutka inc)

Lipstick: ALMA Makeup / Rose – hud inc (Catwa, Lelutka, Omega inc)

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer / Necklace – Wild Parisienne Pearl Collar

Dress: 1313 Mockingbird Lane / Roselia Dress – FaMESHed Blue Dots (Maitreya only) / *group gift* available at FaMESHed May 2019

Handbag: Mosquito’s Way / Eleanor Bag – hud inc / *new release* available at The Liaison Collaborative May 2019

Heels: Eudora3D / Vintage PeepToes (Maitreya only) / *group gift* available at FaMESHed May 2019

Bench: Stockholm&Lima / 7th Anniversary Balloon Bench! / *group gift* available at FaMESHed May 2019

Macarons: BackBone / Macarons / *group gift* available at FaMESHed May 2019

Art: unKindness / Summer Gift Art Set / *group gift* available at FaMESHed May 2019

Pose: Image Essentials / Showcase My Bag (5 bento poses w/ mirrors inc)

Backdrop: RAMA / #selfie_RAMA Polka-dots Cafe / gacha item

My SL Freebie & Gift Challenge.

This week my friend Meri did a 100L challenge on her blog (HERE) and it’s been an inspiration! I also spotted my friend IsaBelle do a similar post HERE, so that was it….I had a little think about what could I do along a similar vein (yep I jumped on the bandwagon!)

Firstly, there are an incredible number of generous Designers – thank you. There is also a glut of gifts (and very cheap deals) on Marketplace. Group gifts abound and there are still many lucky chairs and Midnight Mania boards in use. Don’t forget Hunts too, which are a great way of discovering new stores – see my Caspervend Hunt post HERE.

One thing I learned about this challenge is the number of stores that have their join fee set to 0L and have brilliant gifts available. Even where one store has a “higher” join fee (and how do you define ‘higher’), I counter that by pointing out they have 8 group gifts available at the moment; the combined value taking you well over the join fee. As with all things in SL, it always depends how much you want to spend on your avatar. I just hope between Meri, Isa and myself, we’ve illustrated that you can look awesome in SL without spending a fortune.

Happy shopping ❤

 

Credits:

Hair: !!Firelight!! / Ophelia – Brunettes worn / Group only lucky chair prize (0L join fee)

Eye makeup: [POUT!] / Vibez Eyeshadow – hud inc (AK, Vista, Catwa, Genus, Lelutka inc) / group gift (0L join fee)

Lipstick: Ascendant / Matte Lipstick – hud inc (Catwa only) / 1L gift on Marketplace available HERE

Nails: CAZIMI / Photonic Nail Appliers – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / Free (0L) gift on Marketplace available HERE

Tattoo: Nanika / Sara Tatoo Black (Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / Free (1L) gift on Marketplace available HERE

Necklace: [Cynful] Clothing & Co. / Fluff Necklace – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / group gift (0L join fee)

T-shirt: Baby Monkey / Keep Calm Tees – Cake & Shoes versions inc (Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / 1L gift available at mainstore

Shorts: Pure Poison / Haley Shorts – Black only (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / group gift (0L join fee)

Wedges: N-core / Striped Wedges – Blue & Black only (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, N-Core inc) / group gift (299L join fee)

Pose: STUN POSES / Alice Pose (Regular & Curvy poses inc) / 2L gift available at mainstore

Backdrop: Perfect Shapes / Red Carpet Backdrop / Free (0L) gift on Marketplace available HERE