Sunday, 20 January 2019

Look twice.


Pose : [La Baguette] Caprice3

Background : anxiety %cellardoor

I had a really, really vivid dream last night. It was so detailed and so much like a movie, that when I was woken up by my alarm (yes, it's Sunday, but fudge, I'm trying to be normal!), I knew how it should have ended. I knew the characters backstories. I knew how they'd gotten to the point I was at when I was disturbed.
It floored me a little, and I remember reading about Stephen King, who is meant to write about his nightmares and a part of me wondered if I should be doing the same. 
This wasn't a nightmare, but there were parts that could have been horror/thriller.
I'm considering trying to take an SL Picture to encompass my dream, and maybe I'll tell you more about it in the future. In the meantime, have some pretties from Miss Chelsea, Breathe & Dappa.
xoxo


All of the things : 

Body Hands & Feet: -Belleza- Freya
Head : LeLutka Bento Head-PIPER 3.3
Skin : [Glam Affair] Giada Applier
Eyes : -SU!- Medora Eyes /Glitch Wasted/ (Gacha)
Ears : ^^Swallow^^ Dragon Ears 
^^Swallow^^ Gauged Ear
Septum :  DAPPA - Septum X. @ TLC
Eyeshadow :  -SU!- Katja Eye Makeup 
Hair : pr!tty - Daydreamer (Gacha)
Cat-ears : #Foxy - Lace Cat Ears 
Choker : Eclat - Strap Buckle Choker
Tattoo : DAPPA - Savage Tattoo.@ The Seasons Story
Outfit : .miss chelsea. Ulla Set @ N21 (opening tomorrow, Jan 21st)
Fishnets : Bossie. fishnet tights 
Shoes : [BREATHE]-Kimika Heels @ FaMESHed


Saturday, 19 January 2019

Pass you by.


Things that go here normally aren't here today, because you can't see my pose and it was a green screen background...

Anywho, MOAR SKINS? Yes please!
Go&See released "Laura" at the Gloss event, and I am IN LOVE. When I showed Potato he was equally as impressed and asked what it was called, and when I told him he said "Wow, so it was literally made for you!" because Laura is my RL name! (It wasn't made for me, but I'm going to pretend anyway, ok?)
I'm actually loving this style of portrait at the moment, too and it might be something I continue with for skins and stuff, so be prepared to see many more like this!
Below you'll be able to see a sneaky lil tone pic of all the options available for the  Laura skin, bear in mind it also comes with a no eyebrow version, and optional freckles, which I haven't shown.

Happy Saturday, Spoonies, wishing you all love and light.
xoxo


All of the things : 

Head : CATWA Magy
Skin : Go&See * Laura * @ Gloss
Eyes : LOTUS. Beauty Eyes @ Equal 10
Hair : DOUX - Virgo hairstyle @ Equal 10
Tattoo : DAPPA - Akha Tattoo.


Friday, 18 January 2019

I want it, I got it.


I used the Axis hud from LeLutka to get this adorably weird expression!

I've been looking at the new Lelutka heads for a while and I just couldn't decide whether or not I needed a new one.
Turns out I did.
After a quick demo of all of them (ok it wasn't actually that quick...shh!) I decided upon Piper, mostly because it's so completely different to any of the other heads I currently have. I loved that the nose was slightly less 'pretty' and more obscure, so I made a brand new Pickle-fied Lelutka Piper just for me.
I kind of love her to pieces, and it's pushed me out of being cutesy Pickle (that I STILL love and adore!) and back into the realms of slightly more quirky.
ANYWHO. That's all, have some credits.
xoxo

All of the things : 

Head : LeLutka Bento Head-PIPER 3.3
Skin : [Glam Affair] Giada Applier
Eyes : HERMONY / EYES OF THE BEHOLDER 
Ears : ^^Swallow^^ Dragon Ears 
^^Swallow^^ Gauged Ear
Septum :  DAPPA - Septum X. @ TLC
Face Tattoo : DAPPA - Khaos Face Tattoo. @ Access
Crown : ::Static:: Paper McCrown - 08 Pillowbiter
Hair : DOUX - Cristal hairstyle 


Collide.


Pose : *!R.O!* Frustration BENTO Pose

Background & Decor : Culprit ModSquad Scooter Mirrors
Culprit Hacienda Set (Sofa & Rug)
Cadillac - Full perm by Meli Imako on the Marketplace
BUENO-Le Happy Building-Vintage @ Collabor88

When Bueno popped this building in Collabor88 I got a little excited. My Potato man is of Cuban descent, and we'd recently been talking about the streets of Cuba having tons of old vehicles parked against the sides of the roads. I can't remember the exact reason, because honestly, my brain kind of tunes out anything that has something to do with politics (and I think that's what happened here, something to do with not being able to trade or.. idk?) anyway, because of the weird politics I can't remember, the only vehicles Cuba has are those which are built entirely IN Cuba, or those that have been kept by Cuban people learning how to repair existing parts from cars that were imported back in the 50's and 60's.
I realize that my photography skills for this particular idea may be lacking, but I entirely encourage you to google the streets of Cuba, because without a doubt, the images are stunning. 
Regardless, I hope you enjoy Man-Pickle Friday, it's a bit of a change for me, but entirely necessary - have you seen the awesome man-things he's wearing!?
xoxo


One of the big reasons I decided to bring Man-Pickle out on a day that isn't Monday was thanks to this skin by Revoul named Ezekiel.
My head of choice for Man-Pickle for a long time has been Stanley, by Catwa, and that's due to my love of thicker lips and wider noses, plus the chiseling of the cheeks and the squarer jaw that is far easier to achieve on Stanley than Daniel. Luckily for me, the Ezekiel skin accentuates all of those features I love so hard, and above you can see all the tones available from RE05, to RE40.


Here are two of the body  options available for the male body, shown in my tone preference of RE25.
On the left is a "Fit" version, and on the right i'm featuring the "Soft". I believe there might be a third option as "Chubby", but I've yet to get my hands on that one, and as soon as I do, I'll showcase it! I for one am super excited about seeing a chubby option for the guys, because who doesn't love a Dad Bod?!


All of the things : 

Body: [SIGNATURE] Gianni - Mesh Body
Skin : Lefort by Revoul Ezekiel Catwa Applier @ Equal10
Head :  CATWA HEAD Stanley
Eyes : HERMONY / EYES OF THE BEHOLDER 
Ears : Mug - Danni Ears @ Men Only Monthly
Hair & Hairbase : YUTH: Lewis Hair 
Shirt : Native - Kalimba Tee 
Jeans : <Kalback> Original Jeans M8 Mix  @ TMD (Note : It seems there's a 50% sale on Tanks & Tee's at the Kalback mainstore, too!)
Shoes : Native  - Woodboat Sneakers


I'm not sure how well this depicts Cuban music, as the Potato's internet went poof, but I absolutely love the shots of the streets and the view of the cars etc shown in the video, so, enjoy! ♥

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Filled with hope.


Pose & Chair : FOXCITY. Legs for Days-4

Background/Props : BUENO- Waiting Bed-Pink- RARE @ The Epiphany
BUENO- Love Bag-Pink @ The Epiphany
BUENO- Stack of Books-Deep Thoughts @ The Epiphany
BUENO- Charge Stand-Rose @ The Epiphany
Taken in the BUENO-Underground Loft Skybox- RARE @ The Epiphany

Hi! I'm making this quick because I've probably baffled you recently with a bunch of skin stuffs and things, but this skybox and set from Bueno is LIFE. Seriously. Big love.
xoxo


All of the things : 

Body Hands & Feet: -Belleza- Freya
Head : GENUS Project (babyface)
Skin : Lefort by Revoul.Ariana CatwaGenusOmega RE10 @ Kustom9
Eyes : LOTUS. Beauty Eyes @ Equal 10
Eyeshadow : Just Magnetized - Classic Liner set 02 for OMEGA
Lingerie : *MC* Naughty & Nice Lingerie - Former Bound Box, no longer available.
Rings : (Yummy) Comfy Cozy Ring Set
Nails : Ascendant - Pearly Bento Nails 01
Shoes : #EMPIRE - Amethyst 


Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Still thinking.


Pose : FOXCITY. Melancholy-6m

Background & Props : floorplan. soda crate stack
O.M.E.N - The Long Ride - Bear Burger
{what next} Pine Ridge Crate Table
[Bad Unicorn] 07 Hype-Beast Backdrop


I have tons of things for you today, but before I start, I wanted to address something potentially a little sensitive.
I've been seeing a lot of "My favourite bloggers are..." on facebook lately, and as someone who is NEVER mentioned on these things, it can be a little disheartening. So, for a moment today I went into a bit of a "Fuck, why do I bother?" mode, but luckily, only for a moment.
You see, it suddenly dawned on me again that although I LOVE the opportunity blogging gives to me, I don't actually do it for other people. I do it because -I- love it. I do it because I've been able to watch myself grow and evolve over the three year period I've been doing it.
Like most people, though, I do have the terrible habit of comparing myself to others. I'm not the greatest, most talented photographer out there, but I have watched as I improve, and I always attempt to show the products off in a light that is flattering and real, and along with the content I provide in my blog, I'm actually incredibly proud of what I've achieved.
The other thing that suddenly dawned on me was that although I've had nobody on facebook shouting my name from the rooftops, I've had incredibly artistic friends of mine compliment me lately, and although I know that they're my friends and part of their job is to blow smoke up my ass occasionally, I am actually starting to believe their praise, that is pretty effin' cool!
The moral of my rant is, regardless of your position in terms of appreciation for what you do.. do it. Whether you're someone who can fart and be congratulated for your work, or whether you're someone who rarely gets noticed, if you're enjoying it for heavens sake, continue to do it! Don't be scared of new things, and continue on with what you love, because you really can't please everyone all the time.

That said, happy Tuesday and have some more info!
xoxo


The Ariana skin from Revoul is available at Kustom9 NOW!
It's got 7 possible tone ooptions, each one as beautiful as the next.
Not shown here are the "no eyebrow" version, and that's just because i'm lazy, and also because I'm sure it doesn't take much to imagine the skin without eyebrows. :P
The skin comes with Genus, Catwa and Omega appliers, but once again I suggest a demo before purchase!


Here's the deluxe body options available at Revoul! I'm using the Belleza freya body here, but there's appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink AND Omega for that other body you love but no one provides support for! :P
It's worth a quick reminder here that shape ALWAYS plays a big part in how a skin looks, and that includes with your body. I'm sure it's obvious that there are shading differences on the stomachs here, however, if your skinny body was actually skinny, the skinny applier would look skinnier. Get it? The same goes for the chubby and pregnant versions too. 
Personally, I find these incredibly realistic, and I'm absolutely floored that Revoul can offer such different body types done to such a fabulous standard.


All of the things : 

Body Hands & Feet: -Belleza- Freya
Head : GENUS Project (babyface)
Skin : Lefort by Revoul.Ariana CatwaGenusOmega RE10 @ Kustom9
Eyes : LOTUS. Beauty Eyes @ Equal 10
Ear : Mug - Danni Ears @ Men Only Monthly
Hair : bonbon - pony hair (FLF)
Jacket : BUENO-Kad Jacket @ Kustom9
Shirt : .:villena:. - Halter Strap Top 
Pants : .:villena:. - Distressed Skinny Jeans
Rings : (Yummy) Comfy Cozy Ring Set
Nails : Ascendant - Pearly Bento Nails 01
Booties : [BREATHE]-Sano Heels-EXCLUSIVE @ The Epiphany (Opens at Midnight tonight) (Note : These heels are the exclusive for the Epiphany, that means you have to use your points to purchase them! Please see the epiphany "How to play guide" to figure out how that works)


Monday, 14 January 2019

Enough.


Pose : Ana Poses - Chemnitz 2

Sword : -Elemental- 'Noble Sword' 

I don't do much RL online shopping, but I decided to peruse Amazon after getting a voucher for Christmas. I'd always been interested in those funky charcoal masks, so I picked one of those up first, and then still had enough left over for something else.
I'm not sure if I've mentioned this book before, but it's called "Yes Man" and it's by a guy called Danny Wallace. He's an English dude, and the way the book is written is right up my alley. Complete sarcasm, infused with utter nonsense, with a little bit of a moral, too. Because I liked that book so much, I picked up a copy of another of his books, called "Random Acts of Kindness".
I expected this to be very similar to his previous book, but it is in fact, entirely different.
It's literally just a list of suggestions of how to make someone's day a bit better and I can't describe how much I freaking love it. There's ideas anywhere from planting a tree, to buying a tub of coleslaw for a Portuguese man called Rui, and applauding someone for making an effort.
On that note, I want to invite you to do something nice for someone today.
Doesn't have to be much, doesn't have to cost you a thing... but just do something that will make them smile, and sit back and see how it affects you, too.
xoxo

All of the things :

Body: [SIGNATURE] Gianni - Mesh Body
Head :  CATWA HEAD Stanley
Eyes : HERMONY / EYES OF THE BEHOLDER 
Ears : L'Etre - Basic mesh ears 
UNISEX [MANDALA]STRETCHED_Ears_Season2 HUMAN
Hairbase : Stealthic Male Hairbase
Hair : Modulus - Miles Hair @ TMD
Tattoo : DAPPA - Dante Tattoo.@ Equal10
Shoulder : amias - DEVON @ TMD
Bracelet : :::NOIR::: Lance Bracelet @ TMD
Nails & Rings : [CX] Essential Dirty Claws (GIFT)
Pants : [Gild] Tabi-hakamaEno