Keep Your Focus on the Jewels

Vita

“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” – Michael Kors

Let’s turn our focus on to the jewelry in Second Life. Accessories can really add to an outfit. This Tres Blah dress is cute, but with the right accessories it helps me stand out. SigiFaust of ieQED made the vita necklace and earrings set for the Shiny Shabby event. The metal is color change by hud with a selection of five different types. You have a choice of nine bead choices, such as black, brown, pink, white, mixed, etc. The necklace and earrings can be resized using the appropriate hud. The set is made of non-rigged mesh with materials enabled. It is currently at Shiny Shabby and I imagine it will then move to the mainstore.

ieQED vita.set.black L$199 each L$796 all Shiny Shabby
ieQED vita.necklace.black
ieQED vita.earrings.black
TRUTH HAIR Gilda [Light Blondes]
-tres blah- Overture Satin Dress – Cameo Pink
!bang – homme 020M Pose

Chevron

This versatile chevron necklace was a bargain buy for me. I picked it up recently at a Fifty Linden Friday sale. This style of necklace can be worn over a solid top/dress, or the way I have it on with an open top that brings your eyes down. Paper.arrow has it available in four different metal choices (gold, silver, rose, black). It will be a staple necklace in my wardrobe. Inside the box are Maitreya Fit and Belleza Isis versions. This mesh necklace is set with modify rights for sizing. I paired the necklace up with the Glam Affair Nina Hoops in Gold. These earrings also came in Gold Bronzed and Silver. I picked these up at a FLF sale back in January. I couldn’t find the earrings in the store or on marketplace as of today.

paper.arrow chevron.necklace gold [M-Beta] L$150 each L$450 all
Glam Affair – Nina Hoops Gold
[INK] Hair___WHO2 ::TwoTone/Hair Fair Gift
Teefy Bianca Top – Maitreya – Scarlet
Notebook Pose 6 – Label Motion L$50L individual L$150 pack Shiny Shabby (the single pose did not come with a notebook)

SLURLS
-Glam Affair – Eles America 05 F
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

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A Little Shopping Can Leave You Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty

I have loved Kirin’s poses since I first found out about them. It is no wonder that Carolina’s poses are so nice since she takes many gorgeous pictures. The sitting pretty poses that Kirin has out at Kustom 9 are really well done. I wish that furniture makers would collaborate with her on their sitting poses. This Sitting Pretty Pose Pack contains 10 poses and is super inexpensive.

Uber has so many great choices this round. The theme for the event this month is Street Style. Tres Blah has always been a favorite of mine with clothing and decor. Knowing that I wanted pants to use with the sitting poses I had to get her new Sophie jeans. You get both the cuffed and the uncuffed jeans. Included are fits for the Maitreya Lara Body. The fun and sexy top is from Addams; a brand that I honestly have never purchased from before. I love buying from a brand that makes a fit for my body. I really don’t want to be bothered with making things look like they fit. Addams has included Belleza, Slink, Maitreya, and the regular avatar body sizes.

REIGN recently participated in Fifty Linden Fridays with the Adley Wedges. Included in the pack were 8 colors of shoes for Belleza, Slink, Maitreya, and TMP bodies. These shoes are so hot and go perfectly with my casual outfit! My flowing blonde locks are a gift that I picked up at the Hair Fair from Elikatira. The Kara hairstyle came with the essentials hud. This means that you get to try out the blondes, browns, blacks, red, white and dipped colors. The hair bow is color change with a huge variety of colors and patterns. I love it!

Mermaid Jewelry

My jewelry was made by +Pepper+ for the Seasons Story and Wayward Carnival. These two events end July 30th. The delicate set is called I’m really a mermaid. The three rings have pearls, shells, and a starfish. I think this set is adorable and really well made. I’m wearing the Maitreya fit rings. The pearl on the ring and necklace comes in mint, lilac, white, peach, and teal colors.

Kirin – Sitting Pretty Pose Pack – Kustom 9 L$95
-tres blah- Sophie Jeans (MF) – Dark Wash – Uber L$250
Addams // Suede Foxy Top // Maitreya in Turquoise – Uber L$215
REIGN.– Adley Wedges (M-Mid)- Tan
Elikatira – [e] Kara in Essentials *gift from Hair Fair (now over)

Where to get it:
+Pepper+ :: I’m really a Mermaid :: Teal necklace – Seasons Story L$99
+Pepper+ :: I’m really a Mermaid :: Teal rings (Maitreya L) – Wayward Carnival L$99
+Pepper+ :: I’m really a Mermaid :: White rings (Maitreya R) – Wayward Carnival L$99

Glam Affair – Eles America 05 F
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity
Maitreya Mesh Body Lara
StrawberrySingh.com Broken Ankle Fix – Ankle Lock v2.0 – Marketplace
Acid & Mala .:A&M:. Black Eyeliner – Feline – Marketplace This is a really old eyeliner that I found in my inventory from 2010. The item is still on marketplace.

It Started with the Silliest Donuts at the Fair

Today marks one year of blogging on wordpress. I had decided to blog cute finds in Second Life on the new blog, and I left the jewelry blog behind on blogspot. I have learned a lot about blogging in the past year. Thankfully, I have had help from the SL Blogger Support group. They have some really great tips on blogging and are truly helpful. One year ago I decided to blog about some really cute and silly donuts at an Atelier Kreslo event. Since it started with a donut I think it should continue on with some donut blogging goodness! These donuts are from Cubic Cherry and were prizes from a gacha at the third annual Candy Fair. The fair is now over, but there is always the chance for the gacha machine to show up at the main store. I think the little cat ears and whiskers are so adorable on these donuts. I’m going to have it with some tea at my pug filled cafe.

On Baby's Ear

When visiting the N21 event I found my pretty new skater dress created by Tres Blah. I love the cut and style of the dress, and I was happy to see a Maitreya Lara Body fit version included. The shoes that I chose to pair up with the dress are from Ingenue. My long and soft flowing locks are from The Secret Store. The hat can be worn or hidden and the ribbon is color change. You can see it without the hat in my previous blog post.

On Baby's Ear

Ziki Quest‘s blog featured Neva Crystall’s sim which is open to the public for a limited time. This peaceful sim is called Baby’s Ear and is lovely and picturesque. Nestled on the sim is a lighthouse, small beach areas, her home, and a farm amongst other things. The windlight chosen for the sim is perfect. Neva Crystall has always created the most beautiful sims in Second Life.

Here’s to the start of another year! Next is pizza. jk

Location: Baby’s Ear

{NIJI cafe} Donutdisplay .::Cubic Cherry::. RARE
{NIJI cafe} Tea plate .::Cubic Cherry::.

-tres blah- Skater Dress (S) – Palms N21 L$230
Ingenue :: Sea Spray Sandals (Maitreya) :: Jet Collabor88 L$188
Kirin – Maki Pose Pack
The Secret Store – Sugar Hair – Browns
Pink Fuel [PF] Elsie – Lid 01 – (black/dark)
Pink Fuel [PF] Shimmer Eyeshadow – Barely There+Wing (monolid)
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity *group gift
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

How to Defeat the Spinning Beach Ball of Death

Beach Ball Fun

Everyone who owns an Apple Mac is familiar with the spinning beach ball of death. It can show up at the worst times. If you are feeling a little cranky about the spinning beach ball of death I have a couple of ways to defeat it. One, watch this fun and clever improv video that was done at a 2012 TED conference. Second, grab a beach ball and head to the beach for some summer fun! Take the beach ball and throw it, kick it, catch it, or just pose with it. Kirin has released these really cute beach ball poses at The Seasons Story event. The package contains seven pose props with two different colored beach balls. I had a lot of fun posing with them.

Beach Ball Fun

The Hair Fair event runs from July 11-26 and is in full swing now. I wanted to make sure and purchase some hair from someone that I haven’t tried before and was new to Hair Fair. Mithral Apothecary owned by Evadne Quintessa has created five new hairstyles for Hair Fair. There are twenty four shades in six color packs plus a variety pack. I chose the browns pack in the Ergot style. A percentage of all Mithral Apothecary’s sales at Hair Fair will go to Wigs for Kids. Her gift waiting for you at Hair Fair is the Magnesium style (top image) in an ombre color that was released in April.

Location The Trace

Kirin – Fun at the Beach Pose Pack L$80 The Seasons Story
Mithral – Ergot (browns) L$245 Hair Fair Noirette Sim
Mithral – Magnesium gift at Hair Fair
.LeLutka.Glare Sunglasses-Solid gift at Hair Fair Blonde Sim

SLURLS Page
Pink Fuel [PF] Elsie – Lid 01 – (black/dark)
Maitreya Caia One-piece * Coral * Lara Mesh Body
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body

6 Ways to BE the Summer Heat

6 Ways to BE the Summer Heat
6 Ways to BE the Summer Heat in Second Life

Summer in Second Life can be the hottest fashion season. You want to be hot whether you wear a bikini, one piece, or a new outfit. Since there isn’t an actual feeling of heat in here we have to make it hot. A cool temperature themed sim like Black Kite can become instantly hot. I’m sure there are more than 6 ways to BE the summer heat in Second Life. But these can get you started.

6 Ways to BE the Summer Heat

  1. Strike a pose. You can find numerous hot poses anywhere. Be sassy!
  2. Wear Strappy Shoes. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing high heels, wedges, or sandals. Show some non-default feet and those applied pedicured toes. Don’t forget an ankle lock!
  3. Short shorts. Add cherries for fun.
  4. Show some midriff. This is summer after all. Sheer or midriff baring tops are sweltering.
  5. Sexy hair – want to run your fingers through it hair.
  6. A great body. Several designers create beautiful bodies now. There is no reason to have that odd angled elbow or wrist.

Location Black Kite

Kirin Maki Poses L$50 FLF
Ingenue :: Sea Spray Sandals (Maitreya) :: Cherry L$188 Collabor88
Tee*fy Bianca Top – Maitreya – Scarlet L$150 MIX
TRUTH HAIR Essena Group Gift

Tee*fy Anja Shorts – Cherries
ANE Afoil Earring – Mono Pink FLF
Kotolier “Fortune” Necklace set
Zaara [Goa party] : Friendship bracelet GACHA

IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity Group Gift
Pink Fuel [PF] Elsie – Lid 01 – (black/dark) GACHA
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 Elegant and Relaxed
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body

What Happens When Lightning Strikes

When Lightning Strikes

I recently found out about a new place to visit and take pictures. I was looking for some place to capture my latest hair style, clothes, and shoes, and so I decided to take a look. The sim is Ironwood Hills, and it is a rainy post apocalyptic city. You will find an old amusement park, cemetery, and small city area. I took a lot of pictures before I could get this one. The lightning flashes were hard to time. But in the end it was totally worth it. I love how the picture came out. Afterwards I was lucky to teleport back to my place and was happy that I was out of the rain. Shades needed for this bright smile! The poses used in these pictures are from PRETENSE. This set of 5 poses comes with sunglasses to hold, but you can surely use them holding other things or nothing at all. They look great for showing off bracelets and rings in pictures.

out of the hills

Ironwood Hills Sim Location
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yardley%20Manor/83/240/30

Uber
ANE Rustic Boots Brown Leather L$200
.Atomic. {Hi – Lo Light} Set 3 L$200

Shiny Shabby
-Glam Affair – Eles America 05 E Gacha L$100

MIX
The Secret Store – Sugar Hair – Browns L$250

My Slink Obsession
A:S:S – SLINK nail appliers – Meadow picnic MSO Special 2 for L$98
PRETENSE – SHADES 5 Pose Set with Prop L$100

Group Gift
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity

Mainstore SLURLS
-tres blah- Knitted Leggings – Grey
+Half-Deer+ Painted Rustic Bangle (Goldfish)
Zaara [Goa party] : Friendship bracelet
Pink Fuel [PF] Harley Sheer Gloss – Sweet Red
Pink Fuel [PF] Shimmer Eyeshadow – Barely There + Wing
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Elegant1, Relaxed, and Casual
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3