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Guest Blog by Sedia Darkrose – Pixy of The Lake

A guest blog by Sedia Darkrose, originally blogged [HERE].

αмαɭϮнєα, of [PS] ~Pixy Stix~ fame, has been working hard lately, both in and out of SL. She also recently celebrated her birthday. So, I thought I would make her a little giftie with her latest creations, released at the newly reopened OMG Oh My Gacha. Not only are the bodysuits really lovely themselves, but the rare gold and silver each come with their own amazing skins as well! How can you beat that? To top it all off, literally, I found this wonderful crown and veil set at Art in Hats 2014, which features a large collection of some truly top-notch hat designs.

Here’s to you, αмαɭϮнєα. Stay shiny ❤

PixyLake
Wearing:
Shape: Nova by -*delogikal*- – 100L
Skin and bodysuit: [PS] ::Oona:: Precious (Cream) NCL – Rare set, 50L p/p gacha at OMG, until July 15
Hair: little bones. I Get Around – Group gift, 100L to join
Eyes: sa_CoutureEyes_Wistful_EXCLUSIVE – Old gift
Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes with HUD – Pack1 – 299L
Mouth: .Loud Mouth. – Alli – 789L
Body: ~WowMeh – Style ( v3.1) – Temp. unavailable, new edition in the works!
Breasts: Lolas :::Tango Mirage ::: – 1750L
Legs: *L.inc* Phat Azz – 1250L
Veil: *MW* Madone veil – 1L at Art in Hats 2014, until July 31
Hud: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Freebie
Pose: *PosESioN* Gift Womenstuff 3 – Old hunt gift
Pose modified by: Animare HUD V2.05 – 299L
Location: Premium Sandbox – must have premium account
Background: sea_stock_by_paradise234-d59h83g (other misc textures used)
Water effects: Flood by Flaming Pear


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Guest Blog by Chiana Oh

A Guest Blog by ChianaO, originally blogged on Cheep & ChiChi!

Spaaace

What’s your favourite thing about space?

Mine is space the futuristic fashion 😉

Spaaace Close-up

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The inspiration for this post was seeing May Tolsen’s release for the current round of Kustom9 – ‘Space Friends‘ are so adorable  that I knew I had to have some for my very own. These detailed original meshes are designed to be worn as attachments but I thought it would be fun to rez them for this post; I resized ‘My Home,’ (taking care to make a note of its original dimensions so I could return it back to its intended state once I was done) and I love the results!

Of course, setting up a space-themed post meant I got to shop for lots more cool stuff (not that I ever really need much of an excuse.) I stumbled across Nylon Popstar‘s leotards a little while ago and I knew they would be the perfect starting point for my outfit – there are 9 colours to choose from, each including 2 transparancy options, multiple layers and Phat Azz and Lolas appliers for only L$50 a pack. Hopefully the pictures speak for the amazing quality of the texture itself – it really is that shiny!

A search for space-y items on Marketplace returned these funky boots by Killer Cerise and I just had to have them: the style and texture is just so cute! I resized them slightly and used the alpha for my Slink feet rather than the one included as my legs are pretty small.. but that is the beauty of modifiable items, with just a little tinkering you can have them fit pretty much any shape you choose to be.

I found Olli Braveheart‘s hair store, LCKY, thanks to a fellow blogger and I’m now a big fan: the styles there are really something special and the colours in the packs are some of the loveliest I’ve seen. The one I’m wearing here is an older style which fitted perfectly under Dolce Blackflag‘s fab helmet – there are currently 15 discounted styles out in store sold in colour packs costing only L$50 each.

I’ve layered quite a lot of eye makeup for an ‘out of this world effect’ but the skin itself is a lovely dollarbie from the ever-fabulous MiaSnow (back in-world again, yay!): its lips were already a perfect match for my chosen outfit.

I hope you enjoy this look at least a little as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it!

Until next time,

Credits

Clothing
Leotard: ‘Plastic Leotard (Orange)‘ – Popstar IndustriesL$50 (inc. opaque & transparent versions)
Tights: ‘Pabu Tights (Sky)‘ – UmeboshiL$50 – 5-colour pack
Boots: ‘Power Boots‘ – Rotten CherryL$250 (Marketplace)

Accessories
Helmet: ‘Helmet (Orange)‘ – GallacticL$150

Body
Hair: ‘Nazu (Flood)‘ – LCKYL$50 – 5-colour pack
Skin: ‘Ember Trend (Pale)‘ – MIA14L$1 – Dollarbie
Eyes: ‘Anime (Blue)‘ – CranberryL$0 – Past Hunt Gift
Lashes: ‘Tableau Lashes‘ – Cheap MakeupL$0 – Freebie (Marketplace)
Makeup Layer 1: ‘Basic Inner Eyeliner (Black)‘ – made by yours truly/not for sale
Makeup Layer 2: ‘Trindolyn Powder Makeup (Orange)‘ – no.7 (@Skin Fair – Sim 1) – L$200 – 12-colour pack
Makeup Layer 3: ‘Princess Star Blush (Blue)‘ – Adore&Abhor (@Skin Fair – Sim 3) – L$0 – Freebie, 11-colour pack
Makeup Layer 4: ‘Vivacious Eye Makeup (Turquoise)‘ – GlamorizeL$7 – 7-colour pack
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Gesture)‘ – SlinkL$450
Nailpolish (Slink applier): ‘Galaxy‘ – A:S:SL$98 – 8-colour pack, toenail applier also included
Shape: ‘Keri‘ – Panda PunxL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join] (body slightly modified, more info here)

Decor
Texture: ‘Deep Space (Beyond)‘ [Full Perm] – Clutter for BuildersL$0 – Past VIP Group Gift [L$1000 to Join]
Planet/Spaceship: ‘Space Friends‘ – Tentacio (@Kustom9) – L$70ea – Gatcha*
(*modded and rezzed: ‘Home Alone’, ‘Seaquest Blue’ and ‘Apolo13 Green’ shown, others available)

Photo Tools
Pose (Main Pic): ‘Spread Your Wings and Fly Away (2M)‘ – HopScotchL$40
Pose (Close-up): ‘Scarlett3‘ – Diesel WorksL$0 – Freebie, 11-pose pack
Pose (Boots): ‘Nana_freebie‘ – oOo StudioL$0 – Freebie
Eye Position: ‘Expression HUD v1.0‘ – AnyPoseL$0 – Freebie
Facelight: ‘Light Lab v1‘ – Color LabL$0 – Freebie (Marketplace) (used in close-up only)
Windlight Setting: ‘Raymond’s Brighter Day
Editing: GIMP, PicMonkey & Pixlr-o-matic


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She’s a Love Zombie {dollle*} with a Paper Heart…

I absolutely LOVE Halloween..and I look forward to when October rolls around so I can start putting costumes together and decorating my place.  One of the best things about Halloween in SL is that I don’t have to wait until the 31st to start wearing my costumes and the decorating isn’t limited to my small First Life apartment.

{dollle*} just sent this fantastic Bloody Bandage Dress to their subscribo members. *It is a mesh item so you will need a mesh enabled viewer to see it properly.  I paired the outfit with this fabulous Bride of Frankenstein Hair from Paper Heart; available on the Marketplace for 1L and the Blood Blaster Heart from A Folf in Sheep’s Clothing; also available on the Marketplace for 1L.

I finished off the costume with a deep crimson colored lip tattoo, that I scored for 1L from cStar Limited, at The Boho Culture Fair, Bloody Tears III Face tattoo (5L) from REPULSE , and Dead bloody eyes from Sicknessthesia…(FREE) on the Marketplace.  The Liane Goth skin in silver, from Amacci, was featured by Renee here.

I went all out decorating my sim for Halloween and I saved buckets of Linden by taking advantage of the wonderful hunts taking place around the grid and by scouring the Marketplace for freebies.  The Zombie Mausoleum is a prize for the SL’s Top Haunted Places Tour & Hunt from Post Mortum Designs, the crows are actually Walking Skeleton ACTION auto-rezzers from Another Fine UGH Design  for 10L on the Marketplace and the tombstones are free…as part of a Halloween Decor set from Diavolo Creations. The black pumpkins are a  group gift, 50L to join, from ::PM:: Purple Moon Creations.

Hunting for freebies on the Marketplace can be quick and easy when you use a few tricks to filter what you are searching for.  I always search the Marketplace with a key word for the item I am interested in and then use the “Category” and “Price” filters in the side column.  The category column can be filtered down to a fairly specific group and I usually search for items priced between 0-10L.  There are other ways to search for freebies on the Marketplace, but I find this to be the quickest route.  Just remember to only take freebies that are from the creator of the item and that you write a kind review if you like the item.  Creators really appreciate the positive feedback and it is a great way to thank them for offering something free to everyone in SL.

Additional Info:

The pics were shot on my private home sim, which is part of SL’s Top Haunted Places Tour & Hunt…so stop in to hunt for your FREE gifts!! (Made by my fantabulous husband <3)

The facial expression is from AnyPose Expression, available for FREE on the Marketplace, from Phate Shepherd Creations.

The pose was created by myself using Animare Pose & Animation System (NOT free), available on the Marketplace, from YT Recreant.


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Love’s Trip To The Jungle

Loves Trip To The Jungle 2

LuTimez’s new group gift is the adorable belt with elephant decoration dangling from the side.  I picked it up today and thought to myself…  “Now where am I going to take pictures of this…. what does it make me think of?  The jungle of course!”.  So, I went to Tarzan’s Jungle.  Have you been to Tarzan’s Jungle?  There are elephant trunks flailing all over the place, and lions growling and strange birds cawwing… Quite an overwhelming place!  Turns out… my avatar has the same issues with large wild animals that I do.  Love snapped the pictures and ran her skinny butt out of there!

Love's Trip To The Jungle

The tops I am wearing in this post are Paper.doll’s group gift for March.  There is a 200L fee to join the group, but the gifts have been monthly, so a good deal  🙂

My skin can be found at Modish on special for just 99L! It’s called Apple Blossom Sunkiss and has rosey pink cheeks and plum eyeshadow. They also have a group gift available (previously blogged), so be sure to check the wall for it!

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Love is wearing….

Skin – Modish Apple Blossom Sunkiss (99L special) –  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aozora/189/25/1257

Eyes – IKON Utopia Eyes Light Blue + Rust (previous group gift / no longer free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hot/227/92/39

Hair – Analog Dog Washu Soft (free / 0L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Analog%20Dog%20Hair/183/104/23

Paper.doll Graphic Tees – Wild Hearts & Love To Hate (free group gifts / 0L / 200L to join) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Atomic%20Island/187/80/23

LuTimez Elephant Belt (free group gift / 0L / free to join) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/White%20Bay%20Cay/95/99/27

Poses by Just a Pose – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Calabaza%20Island/226/229/1997

Also used – Anypose Expression Hud (free / 0L / marketplace) – https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/AnyPose-Expression/2613652

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