I Was Looking For LOVE and You Won’t Believe Where I Found It

One sure place to go when looking for SecondLife destinations is Ziki Quest’s blog. I am not sure how she does it, but Ziki manages to find the best and most photographic sims. I needed such a sim too write this post and found a blog entry on a Wendy Xeno creation called HuMaNoiD. Read Ziki’s blog entry found here. There are so many calm and relaxing spots in one little area. I chose to use the section with the LOVE block letters. HuMaNoiD is only open until the end of July. If you would like a nice place to take pictures, meditate, or just miss the old sim then you should come visit. Do remember that if there are other avatars there in a spot you would like to photograph that you should derender them instead of just pushing them off of your scene. Here is how: Right Click on the Avatar choose MORE > DERENDER > TEMPORARY. You can do that on anything or any person that you don’t want to have in your picture. It also helps when you are at a laggy sim and want to shop!

love letters

coldLogic is having a huge 50% off sale at their main store through July 5th. They have even put the newest released items on sale. This is mostly unheard of in SecondLife sales. My favorite of the new releases are the kidd shorts. I love the plaids and the cut. Each of the shorts from all 4 sets come with loops or no loops. Also included is a Physique body fit. coldLogic does not yet have a “made for Maitreya” version. This is all right though because the clothes fit the body just fine with the Maitreya alpha hud selections.

Maitreya has really helped the community by releasing an AutoHide BodyFaces script package for mesh clothing. This was made for designers to put in their clothes to hide body parts that would otherwise poke through the piece. Forget the click-click-click of the hud for each article of clothing you want to wear. No longer does it have to be such a bother when changing from pants to a skirt, or from wearing a scoop neck to a v-neck shirt. Hopefully creators will pick up on this gem. I found out about it from reading Strawberry Singh’s blog. Adding the script to the clothing was super easy. Drop the script in the clothing, choose which areas to hide on a config notecard, drop that in the article of clothing and wear! If it is no mod then just create a prim, put the script and notecard in it, and wear the prim. You could place a transparent texture on this prim or just hide it inside your body. I am going to be hopeful that developers will learn of this and start adding it for us. It is free! Use it and you will Love it!

The shoes that I am wearing with each outfit are Ingenue Esmee Sandals. They are available in 12 colors or a fat pack. The Esmee Sandals are from the Collabor88 event that is going on now. You can see how adorable they are close up on my earlier blog post. My Elikatira hair is also from the same event. This is the Lena hair style in the essentials pack, and I think it is the best pack since you get all of the standard colors.

Arcade is almost over and I hope you picked up the skins from Pink Fuel gacha machine. How often can you get a current skin for L$100? I don’t want to take this beautiful skin off. Pink Fuel makes such soft and pretty skins. The makeup is light and not overdone. You will be happy to know that appliers for the Biscuit tone are on sale in the Pink Fuel store until June 30th. I realized that I have over worn my Strawberry Singh eyelash tattoos and would like to venture into others. Let me know of eyelash tattoo brands that you think that I should check out. Eyelash tattoos are just more photogenic than mesh ones though I do wear both on occasion.

Thanks for reading!
Caroline Apollo ❤

tl;dr coldLogic SALE, try the Maitreya AutoHide BodyFaces, visit HuMaNoid, be nice and derender!

In Order as shown:
coldLogic shirt – linke – blue
coldLogic short 151 – luce – sage
Ingenue :: Esmee Sandals (Maitreya) :: Sand

coldLogic shirt – kerr – mint
coldLogic short 151 – fant – khaki
Ingenue :: Esmee Sandals (Maitreya) :: Surf

coldLogic shirt – falls – buff
coldLogic short 151 – kidd – grey sky
Ingenue :: Esmee Sandals (Maitreya) :: Sand

coldLogic shirt – dillon – aurora
coldLogic short 151 – durst – cloud
Ingenue :: Esmee Sandals (Maitreya) :: Lilac

coldLogic Sale!
Shirts shown L$225 Quantum Pack L$600 (half off these prices)
Shorts shown L$250 Quantum Pack L$650 (half off these prices)
Elikatira [e] Lena Hair – Essentials pack – Collabor88 L$188
Ingenue :: Esmee Sandals Collabor88 L$188
Pink Fuel [PF] Elsie – Lid 01 – (brown/light) Arcade L$100 gacha
!Bang Poses – Stands Pack 490-494 L$200

Staples / SLURLS
StrawberrySingh.com – Eyelash tattoo
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3
IKON Hope Eyes – Moor

Is this shirt wet or just made of thin material?

Is my shirt wet or just made of super thin material? Regardless of it being wet or thin it is sexy. Ever since I saw this shirt at the Mizu – A Rainy Story Event I knew that I wanted it. But I just kept putting it off. Then came Summerfest ’15 and I was done. I ran as quickly as I could to get the shirt that appears wet. Gabriel’s Limited MIZU wet shirt has a male and female version. At the time of this writing it can be found only at the MIZU event. I’m not sure if limited means it will only be sold at this event and never be sold at the main store. If so, you have until July 7th to get it. This shirt comes with a hud that allows you to adjust the transparency to 10, 20, or 30 percent. Of course it is made to look see through and wet since it is at a rainy themed event. I would have shown it to you with nothing underneath, but I want to keep my blog and pics pg. You can imagine how great and sexy that would be.

Time to Dry Off

Back to Summerfest ’15. So many great choices of bathing suits at this event. I ended up purchasing the Maitreya Caia One-piece in Coral simply because it was made for my Maitreya body and fit so perfectly. The colors of the braided straps can be changed by use of a hud. There are 15 different color combinations. While there are plenty of great looking shorts at this event, I really wanted a reason to buy the Tee*fy Anja Shorts in Cherries design at Collabor88. These are so super cute summery and remind me of shorts I wore as a teen.

Sunny Day

Now since I had a wet shirt and a bathing suit on I needed to complete my look. I googled “Second Life Wet Hair” and came up with this style from ARGRACE. The hair has water drops on the strands. It is a perfect wet look hair. Great for showers, swimming, or rainy pictures. Please forgive me if I have been living under a rock or on a platform for most of my Second Life. That is what creators end up doing. But I have never heard of ARGRACE before. I found several really nice hairstyles in this store. Several blown/laying/hanging hairstyles that are not your typical norm are in the main store. This store is definitely worth a visit.

A little shade

The shoes I wore when out of the water are from Ingenue. These are available in 12 summery colors. Betty Doyle has 3 sets of shoes at Summerfest. I’ll do a separate post on the other two. My Poses are from !bang and out of various pose packs.

Into the Water

Hope you’re having a great summer!!
Caroline Apollo

MIZU – A Rainy Story Event (teleport)
Gabriel ::GB::Limited MIZU wet shirt /woman* L$300

Summerfest ’15
Maitreya Caia One-piece * Coral * L$300
Ingenue :: Mara Flats (Maitreya) :: Saddle L$295

Collabor88
Tee*fy Anja Shorts – Cherries – Maitreya Beta L$188

ARGRACE
ARGRACE HIKARI – Ash Brown L$250

SLURLS
!bang poses Stand 473, 438, 470
Strawberry Singh Tattoo Lashes
Ikon Hope Eyes – Moor
Maitreya Lara Body 3.3

Going to the Beach House with my Boogers

Summer Retreat

Hanging out at the new Dust Bunny summer retreat on this bright summer day. I love the feel of the sun on my skin. Warmth is a feeling that makes me more comfortable and at ease. The cold of winter is very difficult to deal with. Luckily in Second Life it can be whatever season we prefer at the moment.

I have just started decorating the Dust Bunny daisy shack with my new Arcade and Summerfest finds. The set will be complete with just a couple more things. The fresh strawberry water seems to be the hardest to find, but thanks to Annaluisa Bertolucci I have that now (thank you!!). lxlnoel of Dust Bunny creates these amazing sets for the Arcade. You can tell that her products are quite popular, as the extras from trying to get that rare item pile up at yardsales. From the Summerfest event I have Windsong’s wooden signs and snapshot surfboard. You add four of your own pictures to the front of the decorated board. Sitting and playing in the sand are the darling Boogers bears. These are some of my favorite bears so far.

Summer Retreat

My summery outfit is from ColdLogic. The mesh top and skirt are separate pieces. This is a super pretty and fun dress for the summer. The shoes are Carmen Wedges from Ingenue. I cannot get enough of Betty Doyle’s perfectly designed shoes. This gorgeous hair is from Exile, and I have kept the hibiscus attachment on from the Truth Damaris hair. My poses come from !bang, and are for The Conquest event. They were made to wear with a gown, but I like how they look here in this scene. The legs are positioned so they will not poke through your gown.

Hope you can come join us at the beach house soon!

Main store:
coldLogic dress – haver – sky, mint, neapolitan, and candy

The Conquest – A Game of Thrones inspired event
!bang – stands 500-504 Poses

Summerfest
windsong. rug pack
windsong. wooden signs fatpack
windsong. snapshot surfboard

The Arcade
Exile::Twist and Shout: 1. Blondes
Pink Fuel [PF] Elsie – Lid 01 – (brown/light)
Ingenue :: Carmen Wedges (Maitreya) :: Dove, Leche, Latte, and Lilac
Zaara [Goa party] : Friendship bracelet
TRUTH HAIR Hibi [Fuschia] (flower attachment came with Truth Damaris hair)
BoOgErS: Sandy Bear
BoOgErS: Daisy Bear
dust bunny . daisy shack . RARE, life ring, hanging flower pot mint, coral bottle white, coastal vases, folding side table, beach bag cream, shade umbrella, getaway basket
{what next} ‘Makin’ Waves’ Wearable Row Boat

Mizu – A Rainy Story Event
.::. Kotolier .::. “Fortune” Necklace (Sub-Pearl) (you get both necklaces in one pack)
.::. Kotolier .::. “Fortune” Necklace (Sub-Pearl)

SLURLS
Rowne.Actress – Sunglass (Black) (old Arcade gacha)
Strawberry Singh Tattoo Lashes
Ikon Hope Eyes – Moor
Maitreya Lara Body 3.3

Time to Have an Impromptu Hawaiian Luau

Luau

I was out at the local farmers market recently to pick up some fresh vegetables. 8f8 Green Grocers had a nice selection of fruits and vegetables to choose from. I think I will have an impromptu luau tonight. My new Truth Damaris hair, that I picked up at The Arcade, had me in the mood for something Hawaiian. One of the things that I really enjoy about this hair is the ability to mix the flowers up. You can wear the hair with or without the hibiscus flowers, and you attach a flower from a different hair pack with it. Same with the bows that comes with the Truth Gilda hair.

You don’t need to wear a grass skirt and coconuts to fit in at this luau. The cute dress that I am wearing is new from coldLogic and will go perfectly. It has a bit of sexiness with the midriff showing. I think it is so darling and goes nicely with this Truth hairstyle. I am wearing the Beam Dress in Blush. You can also get it in Buff, Butter, and Snow. It fit perfectly over my Maitreya Lara body.

Luau

While looking through some flickr images I stumbled upon a Japanese event that I had not heard of before. Mizu – A Rainy Story is more that just a shopping event. You wear a hud and become the main character in this story. The theme is rain, and most of the items for sale are related to that. I found several cute products in the market shops to pick from. This necklace was just what I was looking for to go with my new outfit. The smaller necklace went right through my neck when I put it on. Luckily it seems to be sculpted. I was able to easily resize it by using the editing menu. The larger necklace fit fine. Even though everything seems to be mesh now I don’t mind a sculpt here and there. I am still wearing the Ingenue Esmee sandals that I had blogged previously. I really think they are the cutest. You can get them in four colors at Collabor88.

My poses were picked up at Seraphim’s 4th birthday party. They are a gift from oOo Studio. And the fruit rings are a gift at the same event from Moon Amore. There are so many wonderful gifts from various creators. I think the gifts are still out, so hurry and get them before they are gone!

Now that I have the food, perfect hair, sexy dress, nice accessories, and the cutest shoes I am ready to call my friends over for the luau. Now to find someone to cook all of this food. See you soon!

Mainstore
coldLogic dress shirt and skirt – beam – blush L$350

Collabor88
Ingenue :: Esmee Sandals (Maitreya) :: Blush L$188

Mizu – A Rainy Story Event
.::. Kotolier .::. “Fortune” Necklace (Sub-Pearl) L$200 for both
.::. Kotolier .::. “Fortune” Necklace (Sub-Pearl) (Color Change Script)

Seraphim 4th Birthday
:Moon Amore: Frutilla Ring gift!
:Moon Amore: Pineapple Ring gift!
oOo Studio: Everyday Poses gift!

The Arcade
TRUTH HAIR Damaris [Blondes] Hair
TRUTH HAIR Hibi [Fuschia]
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Cafe (background building)
[PF] Pink Fuel – Elsie – Lid 01 – (brown/light) Skin
8f8 – Green Grocers – Market Stand, Cherry Basket, Lemon Crate, Leek Crate, Strawberry Jam, Carrot Crate, Eggplant Crate, Pea Crate, Garlic Crate, Balance Scales, Spice, Hand Cart

SLURLS
Strawberry Singh Tattoo Lashes
Ikon
Maitreya Lara Body 3.3
Maitreya Mesh Lashes group gift

So I made the Most Wanted list

I was really just minding my own business. Logging in and shopping for nice things to wear or to decorate my place with. It is what I do now a days. Then it happened just like that. I was at The Arcade and ended up with Intrigue Co. putting me on the Most Wanted: Oldbie list.

The Arcade has always been one of my favorite events in Second Life. Some people like to complain about gacha events, but where else can you get a nice couch or gorgeous hair for L$50? I picked up this fun sexy beach hair from Olive, several Pink Fuel Skins (yay!!), a most fitting Most Wanted sign from Intrigue. These signs are so much fun, and my rez date is 2003 making me guilty as charged. I purchased a lot of great things that I will look fabulous in or add style to my house. The summer theme that most have seemed to go with is perfect for getting us Second Lifers into beach season!

Beach Hut

Now that I have been placed on the most wanted list I’ve got to hide out at my place on the beach. In the background you can see my hideaway friend, MishMish Pygmy Hippo, is catching some rays. The dust bunny umbrella is working hard at keeping the sun off of our delicate skin. This is our new Windsong Beach hut that is at Summerfest. It is the perfect one room hut for the beach shore. As you can see, I stopped by Collabor88 before hopping off to the beach. Another favorite event of mine where I found a cute romper from Tres Blah, and Ingenue had the most perfect shoes to match. Elikapeka Tiramisu has been a long time hair designer that I’ve admired. I was happy to see her items at C88 this month.

Beach Hideout

The marukin poses are also at C88. These poses are made for showing off jewelry and/or lips. Seven poses are included in the pack for just L$88. Most of them just have slight differences. They are perfect for using them in ads or blogs to show off jewelry better in pictures. The necklace was from a Fifty Linden Friday (FLF) event. That Friday has since passed but the necklace is still for sale in the mainstore.

The Arcade
.Olive. the Sweetpea Hair – Blondes (worn in “most wanted” picture)
[PF] Pink Fuel – Elsie – Lid 01 – (blonde/light)
MishMish – Pygmy Hippo 5 – Relaxing
MudHoney Grassy Plant
erratic / lsm – lorraine- bed RARE
dust bunny . shade umbrella
dust bunny . life ring
dust bunny . costal vases
dust bunny . hanging flower pot . mint
dust bunny . beach bag . cream

Collabor88
-tres blah- Cheeky Romper – Yellow L$188
Ingenue :: Esmee Sandals (Maitreya) :: Sunshine L$188
(marukin) closeup jewellip series Poses L$88
[e] elikatira Lena Hair L$188

Summerfest (opens June 20)
windsong. { beach hut w. dock }

Seraphim 4th Birthday.
:Moon Amore: Pineapple Ring (gift)
:Moon Amore: Orange Ring (gift)

SLURLS
MOLiCHiNO Tri-Necklace
ANE Cateye Sunglases (gift)
IKON Charm Eyes – Brown
IKON Hope Eyes – Moor (worn in “Most Wanted” picture)
StrawberrySingh.com – Eyelash -1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara 3.3

Today is National Donut Day

Pug Cafe

Today, June 5th, is National Donut Day in the United States. Free donuts were given out at Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme. Several references were made to Homer Simpson and his love of the donut. We have donuts to celebrate this day right here in Second Life. From the current round of The Arcade is Birdy’s Pug Cafe. This gacha is L$75 per play. One of the commons in this gacha is a pug in a donut, and that is just too cute to not show off. Most of the pugs can be held or rezzed. The display case is free from the Arcade. Just click on the sign next to Birdy’s gacha machine. You’ll also find some free pug gifts at The Foxes store on the mainstore sim. No group needed to get those either!

The Arcade
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold-  Donut
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold- Cupcake
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold- Cinni
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold- Sushi
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Bags
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Sleepy Bed Pug
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Shelving & Bread 1 & 2
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Big Menu Board
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Display Cabinet – Gift
12.erratic / lsm – coffee press
O.M.E.N – The Long Ride – Bear Burger

Apple Fall Jute Natural Rug