Visiting grandma

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I personally don’t get to visit my grandma often as she lives in a faraway country. My other grandmother passed away in 2006, though I have vivid memories of visiting her back in 2004. Her house looked somewhat like this, a messy personal museum with pictures of loved ones on the wall and candles scattered all over the coffee table. Continue reading

Ardent and passionate

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Sometimes, we stumble upon something within our (Second) lives that spark a fire within us. Something that makes us passionate and provokes certain emotions. This can go for both negative as well as positive emotions. I feel as I have lost that certain spark and passion for some aspects of my Second Life, which was bound to happen at some point. Continue reading

Wasabi Duo

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Wasabi Pills is one of my all-time favorite hair stores. I discovered them back in 2013, prior to creating my current avatar. Fast forward to 2016, I am happy to share that I am now part of their official blogger team. I am deeply honored and incredibly grateful for this wonderful opportunity.

MissAllSunday Lemon regularly releases new hairs at various events. In my picture I am wearing the Aspen hair which was previously available at The Forest and the Deirde hair, which you can currently find at Collabor88. I used the Lunar HUD for both of the hairstyles. This colour pack contains sweet ombre colours, in regular as well as rooted versions.

I also made a short video, showcasing a few of the newest Wasabi Pills releases: https://youtu.be/XdwH5dWySCs

Hairs featured in video:
Aspen Hair | Mainstore
Deirdre Hair | Collabor88
Gwen Hair | FaMESHed
Marisol Hair | Uber
Solana Hair | The Chapter Four

I have added the event dates at the bottom of the blog post. No worries though, the hairs will return to the Wasabi Pills mainstore after the event closes.


Girl 1 (front):
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Deirdre Mesh Hair @ Collabor88 *
Top: [LAKSHMI]Amelia Top/CP 1
Bottoms: Vinyl – Skiba Sweats
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya v1.04 *
Head applier: [PF] Bambi – CATWA Head Applier *
Shape: CD – Catya Shape – Belle
Eyes: AG. Serene Eyes – Kawaii *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Girl 2 (back):
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Aspen Mesh Hair *
Top: Vinyl – Holly Fuzzy Sweater @ The Liaison Collaborative *
Bottoms: Vinyl – Thea Leggings
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya v1.04 *
Head applier: [PF] Bambi – CATWA Head Applier *
Shape: CD – Catya Shape – Belle
Eyes: AG. Serene Eyes – Kawaii *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Pose: {PINGPONG} Between Pose *

Scene:
Serenity Style – Coquette Wardrobe
Serenity Style – Coquette Box Pink
Serenity Style – Coquette Box Cream
+Half-Deer+ Stringlight Clutter – Loose Coil
Serenity Style – New Air House RARE
Serenity Style– New Air Bench
Serenity Style – New Air Table
Serenity Style – New Air Tray
Mori. christmas candles . fawn @ Cosmopolitan *
Mori. evergreen . fawn @ Cosmopolitan *
Mori. christmas branch RARE @ Cosmopolitan *


Event dates:
Collabor88 | December 8 – January 6
FaMESHed | December 1 – 27
Uber | November 23 – December 25
The Chapter Four | December 4 – 21
The Liaison Collaborative | December 7 – 30
Cosmopolitan | December 4 – 17

Catwa Catya Bento Head

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Project Bento is an extension to the standard Second Life avatar which makes it possible to customize your mesh heads, similar to shaping your standard Second Life facial features in the past. You can read more about Bento in this short forum post by Linden Lab.

Before purchasing your first Bento head, please consider the following:

  • The head will only be visible on a Bento viewer. You can download the Bento beta viewer via the Alternative Viewer wiki page.
  • Project Bento is currently still in its beta testing phase, meaning that there will be bugs and glitches. Creators will do their absolute best to fix any bugs on their side. However, please remember that they will be unable to fix Second Life bugs.

Catwa – Catya Bento Head

Catwa recently released her first Bento head named Catya. Listed below are a few details regarding the head that I have not discussed in my video:

  • Expressions: Catya comes with 9 standard expressions. The expressions are currently only compatible with the default shape:

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  • HUDs: The pack includes an Animations and Master HUD. The last one of which is a replacement of the previous Main HUD.

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  • Price: Catya costs 5000 L$ and comes with the following:
    – Alpha layers
    – Various gestures
    – Mesh head (with teeth)
    – Mesh head (without teeth)
    – Animations and Master HUD
    – Info & Updates Log
    – Rigged eyes
    Remember to try a DEMO before purchasing the head.
  • Troubleshooting: Join the in-world group called CATWA HEAD Friends for live chat support. Paste the following link into your local chat and click to join: secondlife:///app/group/29c5ca14-7e13-fdf0-c531-2507844a1eef/about

For more information, take a look at Catwa’s blog and YouTube channel. Both contain helpful information, tips and tricks!

Catya lookbook video

For my video on Catya, I displayed three different looks to show various ways of styling and shaping the head. You can find the custom shapes that I have used for these looks on my Marketplace.


Credits:

Look 1:
Hair:
 “”D!va“” Hair “Nina” @ The Liaison Collaborative *
Top: :V.e. Hopeless Romantic Blouse Rose
Earrings: (Kunglers) Gaby earrings Citrine @ On9 *
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v1.02 *
Head applier: .tsg. Ikki Applier for Catwa Dyana *OMEGA* – X Tone *
Lipstick: .tsg. Ikki Lipstain Omega Applier – Blood *
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Shape: CD – Catya Shape – Annie

Look 2:
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Ramsey @ We Love Roleplay *
Top: SD Sweater V11 with Hud Black
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v1.02 *
Head applier: [PF] – Liya – CATWA Mesh Head Applier (monolid) *
Lipstick: Included with head applier
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Shape: CD – Catya Shape – Bella

Look 3:
Hair: Moon. Hair. // Pixie Harlow
Dress: UC_Lily_dress @ The Liaison Collaborative *
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v1.02 *
Head applier: Insol: face Kate (CATWA), ST02 ‘Creme’ @ Uber *
Lipstick: Included with mesh head
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Shape: CD – Catya Shape – Lesley


Event dates:
The Liaison Collaborative | November 7 – 30
On9 | November 9 – 28
We Love Roleplay | November 4 – 30
Uber | October 25 – November 23

Friends in overalls

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“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.”
– Thomas A. Edison


For Hara‘s credits, please refer to her blog.

Hair: .:EMO-tions:.  ARTEMISA *
Dress: 
[LAKSHMI]Paniz Dress @ On9 *
Hosiery: 
Entice – Say My Name Pantyhose *
Boots: 
Entice – Run the World Boots @ Designer Showcase *
Head: 
CATWA HEAD Amelie V4.9 *
Head applier: 
[PF] – Liya – CATWA Mesh Head Applier *
Lipstick: 
AG. Creamy Lipstick – Omega Applier @ Cosmpolitan *
Lashes: Arte – Catwa Applier – Lux Lashes @ The Chapter Four
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Ears: 
BentBox Sylvan Ears
Eyes:
 AG. Elysian Eyes – Charcoal *
Pose: GlamRus Poses Better Together

Scene:
NEW @ The Seasons Story
Kalopsia – Hazel’s Fence
{Your Dreams} Love & Trust – Wheel and pumpkins
{Your Dreams} Love & Trust – anemone flower
NAMINOKE Momiji (Autumn plants)
[Brixley] window frame
[Brixley] window frame. mirror
.::Cubic Cherry::. {Lil forest} mushroom table red
Little Llama – Harvest Greetings – C & H

hive // wooden pumpkin set (orange wood) @ Salem
Little Branch Magic Sourwood v1 & v3 @ FaMESHed
Little Branch Cedar v1 & 3


Event dates:
On9 | October 9 – 28
Designer Showcase | October 5 – 31
Cosmopolitan 
| October 10 – 22
The Chapter Four | October 4 – 21
The Seasons Story | October 10 – 31
Salem | October 1 – 31
FaMESHed | October 1 – 27

You’re my forever

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There are an incredible amount of amazing bloggers on the grid and it’s undeniable that my lovely friend, Hara is one of them. Her blog Twisted Euphoria features a variety of styles, ranging from casual to fantasy. She keeps her work versatile, thus it never becomes predictable. Her work is one of a kind and never ceases to amaze me.

For this photo we dressed up as sexy kitties (for your entertainment). It’s our first photo together but no worries, there’ll definitely more of Hara’s prettiness posted on my blog soon enough ♥


For Hara’s credits, please refer to her blog.

Hair: Love [Widow][Ombre] *
Lingerie: Entice – Earned It @ The Liaison Collaborative *
Collar: Entice – Earned It Choker @ The Liaison Collaborative *
Cuff: Entice – Earned It Cuff @ The Liaison Collaborative *
Cat ears: [MALO] Neko Crystal Hairband – Silver @ YouGatcha *
Head: CATWA HEAD Dyana V4.9 *
Head applier: [PF] – Liya – CATWA Mesh Head Applier *
Lipstick: *ScS* Invocation Lipstick Baroque Appliers Hud @ The Makeover Room *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Hope~ Dark Bean Eye

Pose: Glamrus . That’s My Girl

Scene:
DRD Gothic Vampire Bed @ The Liaison Collaborative
Birdy Boudoir Closet RARE
Birdy Boudoir Skybox RARE
Birdy Boudoir Mannequin Lingerie


Event dates:
The Liason Collaborative | October 7 – 30
YouGatcha | October 4 – November 1
The Makeover Room | October 1 – 25