Gacha Love Them or Hate Them

Fall Harvest

I am still enjoying autumn while I can. The leaves have turned and are falling fast. Soon old man winter will be blowing in. The sweaters and hats are already coming out. While enjoying this weather, and the clothes that come with it, I did a little shopping and some friends sent me a few things to check out. I had some ups and downs with the gachas. Thankfully mostly ups. Let’s take a look at what I put together with my latest finds.

November Harvest

You’re going to see a lot of Alaska Metro in this blog post. One reason is because she has put out so much product lately. And also a lot of them are free. The nail polish in this picture was retrieved simply by liking her facebook page. I was given a code and redeemed it in her store. Glittery fall colors! The lipstick and smokey eye shadow are free for the month of November in a hunt at The Free Dove. Look at this blog post to see everything hidden there. My too cute cupcake necklace was made by Cae and is on sale for MIX. Truth Foxy Hair was originally released at Uber with the hat attached. There has since been an update, and now you get the hat and the no hat version. I was so happy to hear this because I really love this hair style. Truth is now making clothing and included Maitreya in his latest release. The lush sweater is mesh fit for Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink. The skirt is from neve also for MIX. You have many options through the hud. The skirt can be high waisted or not, you can pick a button color and design, or remove the lower button to avoid how SL stretches fabric on skirts. Each pack comes with 4 colors. I’m wearing the denim skirt. Lastly, I am in love with these Sydney booties from Ingenue. They were perfectly made and detailed. Betty always creates such stellar shoes.

November Harvest

For the second look I am wearing the Alaska Metro eye shadow, lipstick, and nail polish. All 3 from The Free Dove hunt. The Diana sweater can be found at the Sad November event. This comes in several different colors with the lower portion of the sweater being color change by hud. I paired the sweater up with Alaska Metro’s Miya jeans. The jeans are appliers. I used the Omega System to apply them to my Maitreya Lara body. I picked up my lovely Cae jewelry from The Gacha Garden. I was lucky to get cream pearl earrings and a white pearl necklace. They match well enough to be worn together. I then put on my favorite boots, which are fri.day’s Rosie boots. So, let me tell you about this hair from Olive. It is drop dead gorgeous, super long and flowing. There is no doubt about that. The tragedy is that I also had the blonde pack. But this hair came from Epiphany, and when rezzed you are given the option to keep or redeem. I think I would quit accidentally redeeming things if the button order was swapped. Keep should be the first button and Redeem the second. Just my opinion. I redeemed the blonde pack by accident. Also did this with Dust Bunny stuff. Oh well, we live and learn. I have always loved gachas and will continue to keep playing them.

Location: Lo Lo

Poses: !bang – stands 570-579

First Look:
Cae :: Charmed 2 :: Necklace :: Sweet – MIX
Ingenue :: Sydney Booties (Maitreya) :: Graphite – Collabor88
TRUTH HAIR Foxy – Uber
TRUTH Lush Sweater [Maitreya/Venus]
neve skirt – buttons denim – Lara
alaskametro “Cleo” eyeshadow – Free Dove Hunt
alaskametro “Heat” matte lipstick – Free Dove Hunt
alaskametro “Harvest” nail polish appliers Facebook Gift

Second Look:
alaskametro “Diana” sweater – Chocolate – Sad November
fri. – Rosie.Boots (Sierra)
.Olive. the Flutterbee Hair – Redheads
Cae :: Whimsy :: Earrings :: Cream – Gacha Garden
Cae :: Whimsy :: Necklace :: White – Gacha Garden
alaskametro “Heat” matte lipstick – Free Dove Hunt
Omega System Relay HUD for Maitreya v.06
alaskametro “SmokeShow” eyeshadow – Free Dove Hunt
alaskametro manicure applier – “Chromed” – Free Dove Hunt

Worn in both pictures:
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.3
Lara Hurley-Maitreya Appliers
Lara Hurley – Alena applier for Karin Head
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
IKON Triumph Eyes – Armor

Fun Fall Sweaters, Skirts, and A:S:S

ASS Nails

New from Neve for the November MIX event are fun fall sweaters and skirts. The top shows a little bit of belly and the skirt is cut short, which both are fine for fall weather. Each top and skirt comes with multiple coloring selections by hud. The scarf is optional and color change to match any outfit. From the skirt hud you can choose from 4 colors, have a high or lower waistline, button texture choices, and turn the bottom button off (which I should have done to prevent texture stretching). These are made for most mesh bodies and also includes standard sizing for the classic avatar.

Neve Esprit
A:S:S brand nails has just started making polish for the Maitreya Lara Body and Omega Appliers. In the past the A:S:S brand only supported Slink and Belleza. I do have all of the Slink brand hands and feet. But when it comes to appliers I find it easier to just have the Maitreya hands/feet with the Lara body that I am wearing. On the hud you will find a selection for MIX that puts a different polish on each nail. This is something you normally cannot do with Maitreya hands. Right now there are 8 sets of nail polishes that are made for all 4 brands (Maitreya, Omega, Slink, and Belleza). I am wearing Metal Dreams and it is free in the main store right now. If you have Slink or Belleza hands then you should check out the rest of their nail appliers. They are some of the best in Second Life.

A:S:S - Metal dreams nail appliers

TRUTH HAIR Foxy – Uber
neve top – espirit lively

!Oleander ~ Chanel v2
Cae :: Charmed 2 :: Necklace :: Sweet – MIX 50% Off
neve top – espirit dye
neve skirt – buttons suede
REIGN.– CAPTIVE BOOTIES (MAITREYA)- BLACK

Used in Both Pictures
Kirin – Rini Poses
A:S:S – Nail appliers – Metal dreams
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.3
Lara Hurley-Maitreya Appliers
Lara Hurley – LeLutka Iza eyemakeup appliers
Lara Hurley – Alena applier for Karin Head
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
IKON Triumph Eyes

These Antlers On My Head

Antlers on my head

Today is the very last day of TAG Gacha. Most of these gacha machines will probably go into the main stores after the event. But you will not be able to get the mystery rare prize ever again unless you find someone selling theirs. My favorite gacha machine from this event is the one from Half-Deer. In this picture I am wearing three of the noire antlers. The It’s All Meowshine – gold (thanks to Sophia Harlow!), Birds of a Feather, and Ghosty Mystery Rare.

My skin is new from Glam Affair. I love the make ups that came with it, and most importantly the name of the skin is Caroline. What’s not to love about that. I use the Maitreya Lara body, so skin matching with my mesh body is super easy with this brand. The cropped sweatshirt is a group gift from Tres Blah. Speaking of gifts, Maxi Gossamer has a new group gift out. The Giselle Opal Set in Black comes with matching necklace, earrings, and ring. My hair was styled by Oleander. This is Chanel v2 in natural tones, and was a special pack for Fifty Linden Friday. The cute pose is from Kirin also for FLF.

Location: Havenhollow III

+Half-Deer+ Noire Antlers – It’s all Meowshine (Gold) RARE
+Half-Deer+ Noire Antlers – Birds of a Feather
+Half-Deer+ Noire Antlers – Ghosty MYSTERY RARE
-Glam Affair – Caroline America Uber
-tres blah- Cropped Sweatshirt – Boo
Maxi Gossamer – Earrings – Giselle Opal Set – BLACK
!Oleander ~ Chanel v2. Natural Tones FLF
Kirin – Rini Poses
Maitreya Lara Body
Izzie’s Mesh Alpha Lashes
IKON Triumph Eyes

Fall is the Time of Year for …

Fall is the time of year for watching the changing of leaves. Reds, oranges, and yellows add warmth color to mother earth. Pumpkins come out to do their duty as family fun, decorations, and edibles. I can’t go through fall without a slice of pumpkin pie or a pumpkin spice latte (PSL). As the weather gets cooler we start to pull out our sweaters and leggings to add a bit of warm coziness to ourselves.

pumpkin patch(click to enlarge)

The adorable little scene was created by Trompe Loeil. It comes with the color changing leaves on the tree, a swing with sit animations, bench with sit animations, lamp post, shack, bridge, and pumpkin pack. The sit animated bench has color change blanket and pillow. The scene is already put together for you. And each piece is also packed individually.

Caroline (unedited)(click to enlarge)

Glam Affair created this gorgeous skin named Caroline. Of course I had to get it. The skin is so beautiful even without the included make ups added on. I didn’t edit the picture at all so that you could see how pretty it really is. The cute foxy hat and hair are new from Truth Hair. The hat and hair are color change by hud. Zenith has this cute autumn coat with long shirt at Kustom 9. The hud gives you a choice of 9 different shirt colors. The super cute necklace is from a gacha at The Epiphany. I was just happy with whatever necklace came out on first pull. The gold and silver version are included in the pack.

The mesh leggings were released and blogged last month. But expect to see them again. Each pack comes with 4 colors so they go with practically everything. And the Rosie Boots are from fri.day in a special FLF Sierra version.

Location: Lo Lo please feel free to come here to take pics anytime!

Trompe Loeil – Ceres Outdoor Scene Uber
Glam Affair – Caroline skin – America Uber
Truth Hair Foxy – light blondes Uber
Izzie’s – Weather Necklace snow/rain – The Epiphany
=Zenith=Autumn coat with long shirt – Rose Kustom 9
fri. Rosie Boots (Sierra)
neve legging – zeezee lively

Maitreya – Mesh Body Lara
IKON Triumph Eyes – Armor

Twelve Years of My Second Life

Happy Rezday

October 23, 2003 I rezzed into Linden Lab’s Second Life. Honestly, I didn’t think that I would stay around for more than a couple of weeks. Here I am 12 years later, and I still log in almost every day. Second Life has changed quite a bit with vast improvements. My friends have changed. The ones I started with no longer log in. My avatar has most surely changed for the good.

For my rezday gift I purchased a mesh head. There are so many wonderfully done mesh heads that it took months to decide on one. I played around with LOGO, Catwa, and Lelutka. Even within a brand you have decisions to make. Which head, makeup, and expressions. Ultimately, I ended up deciding on Lelutka.

Rezday

Lara Hurley is not my usual go to brand for skins. I saw her ad in a Flickr Lelutka group and loved the look. After talking to my friend, Mouse Mimistrobell, I decided to go with the Lara Hurley brand. I mainly wore Glam Affair and Pink Fuel. I think this brand is a mix of both. The makeup is smooth and soft looking.

I picked up this fun Zenith dress at Kustom 9. The shirt comes with a color change hud. The poses are from Kirin, also at K9. The Rosie boots are from fri.day. They were an exclusive version for FLF a week ago.

Anyways, Happy Rezday to me. I’ll probably have them until SL is no more.

Location: Lo Lo please feel free to come here to take pics anytime!

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.3
Lara Hurley-Maitreya Appliers
Lara Hurley – LeLutka Iza eyemakeup appliers
Lara Hurley – Alena applier for Karin Head

Kirin Poses – Moca Pack – Kustom 9
=Zenith=Autumn coat with long shirt – Rose – Kustom 9
fri. – Rosie.Boots (Sierra)

.Atomic. Foxy Socks – Pink
Cae :: Equestrian :: Necklace – Earrings
(Yummy) Birthstone Ring – October – Opal
TRUTH HAIR Bijou
IKON Triumph Eyes – Armor
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
[ keke ] rez-day cake No 12 RARE
MishMish – Pumpkin Decor for Havenhollow III