Friday, 29 December 2017

Break my heart.

Pose : . MILA . POSES // Heini 1

Background : Stockholm&Lima:The Tea Party Table
JIAN :: Bunny
JIAN :: Fallen Bunny Log
-tres blah- Soiree - Pastries 
Apple Fall Juliette Tea Set
dust bunny . pastel celebration . funfetti cupcakes
dust bunny . glam celebration . funfetti cake
.AiShA. Winter tree W/ Lights White Snow
Skye Studio Enchanted Woods 
*alirium* DownyGrass [Snow]

I was going to go all out bunny myself, but honestly - the cute lil Jian Bunnies seemed to be enough in this instance! I might be a little late posting the LootBox items, but they're so sweet, I just couldn't resist.

I've tried to edit myself in Photoshop a little more than usual today, while still keeping to the 'truth' of the items i'm portraying. I'm not entirely sure how to apply the same principles to my background-y items, and still favor the 'depth' look over the overly edited look, but I'm hoping you will notice that I'm constantly working to improve picture quality.
I feel like I'll never be done trying to edit things, or even making an attempt to get better angles for the products I'm trying to showcase. I've actually had a drawing tablet for about 4 years, but sadly, I never got the hang of it and much prefer using a mouse at the moment. Maybe one day I'll just pick it up and it'll suddenly make sense, then I'll be doing all the hair and fancy schmancy stuffs!

I have been working on a couple of new things for this bloggie. I know there's some updating needed and have plans to attack my locations page pretty soon. There are so many amazing resources for photography now too, that maybe I'll get around to adding a new page with all the things I've used to get to where I am now (I know, I've still got a long way to go!).

Don't forget to grab your 50L Friday items today! 

I hope you are continuing to enjoy the Festive Season, and I wish you nothing but love and light! ♥♥

All of the things :

Body & Feet & Hands (non bento) : -Belleza- Freya 
Head : LAQ Bento - Motion Capture - Scarlet 
Skin : Insol: face Vera, ST03 'Peach' 
Eyes : -SU!- Ophelia Eyes Fatpack /ULTRARARE/ @ N21
Hair : #Besom~ Pome N21
Bunny Mask : ::Axix:: BunnehTwins BunnyMask RARE (Gacha) @ LootBox
Tattoo : DAPPA - Vandal Tattoo @ Kinky Event
Shirt : .miss chelsea. Dani Top (Fifty Linden Fridays)
Panties : Blueberry - Tinker Panties 
Bunny Bag : ::Axix:: BunnehTwins HandCage RARE (Gacha) LootBox
Shoes : [BREATHE]-Bunny Heels

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Work it.

Pose : <K&S> Loveliness pose 2

Props : Quasi - Joe's Coffee Backdrop
Astralia - Paparazzi (Hedge) (Gacha)
e.marie.  // Coffee Tumbler - Poop (Gacha)

I'm STILL running low on spoons, feeling kinda like I'm rushing around trying to gather up enough energy for general day-to-day things, including the whole blog thingy. Sometimes, it takes me a while to come up with ideas for posts, and today was one of those days. However, once I'd paired the Bueno Jas dress with this Noche fur, I kind of knew I needed to become a little starlet in the making. Luckily with these super fancy sunglasses from Shook and the paparazzi camera man hiding in the bushes from Astralia, I was able to pull off a semi-casual starlet!
I'm always glad to delve into my inventory and re-use items that have been around for a while. Sometimes I intentionally DON'T buy things, purely because they remind me of something I already have in my inventory, regardless of how much I feel like I want the item. This Action hair is possibly as much as two years old, but works wonderfully for this post, showing off the Saga earrings and Swallow ears... and seen below you can find a previously released pair of killer heels from the wonderful Empire brand.
I hope this postie reaches you all in good health, and spoons-a-plenty.
May your holidays continue to be happy! 

All of the things : 

Body & Feet : -Belleza- Freya 
Head : LAQ Bento - Motion Capture - Scarlet 
Skin : Insol: face Vera, ST03 'Peach' 
Ears :  ^^Swallow^^  Rox Ears
Earrings & Septum : :: SAGA :: Wonderland Jewel Set @ Kustom9
Hairbase : Inside the LAQ hud
Hair : Action Inkubator HAIR Emily
Shades : #SHOOK - Solari Sunglasses
Necklace : Kibitz - Starry 2 necklace - gold @ N21
Dress : BUENO-Jas Sweater Dress @ Uber 
(Faux) Fur coat : Noche Paris Off Shoulder Fur Black
Hands : Slink Hands - Dynamic
Nails : Astralia - Compatible mesh nails system
Nail Polish : Hello Dave - Nail Appliers - Astralia - The French One
Rings : (Yummy) Winter Solstice Ring Set @ N21
Shoes : #EMPIRE - Nasturtiums 

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Can't fake.

Pose : <K&S> My good girl. Pose 3 @ Limit8

Another quick post today, it seems the last few days has exhausted me, and I'm sleeping longer than usual to try and make up for it! Not complaining, cus I love my bed!!
Santi joined me as a man-dolly today, and I'm hoping he's going to become a regular feature in the blog now. I don't think I want to get rid of him, ever. Never has a guy treated me with so much respect, building me up when I'm low and just being there when I need somebody. Already he credits me with far too much, but has really been the one to bless my life with his understanding and steadfast reassurances. I'm a very, very lucky girl.

Enough gross sappiness, I will try and keep that to a minimum in future. 
Here's what you came for!

All of the things : 

Skin : Essences - RARE #11 Essences [Lydia P01] (Gacha) Pocket Gacha 
Head : CATWA Catya
Shape : Kaleidoscope : Believe Shape 
Eyes : CATWA Mesh Eyes 
Eyes :  LOTUS. Orchid Eyes - Catwa (Gacha)
Hair : #Foxy - Lovesick. 
Ears : ^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears 

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Christmas cheer.

Pose : FOXCITY. Milk Bath-5 (Edited with Animare)

Props : {moss&mink} Pod Chair @ The Kawaii Project
:DH: Santa Art
Xmas Sack Over The Shoulder by Melli Imako
Naughty & Nice mugs (holdable) from  {moss&mink}  Whispers Pocket Gacha 
dust bunny . present pile & tree cookies
The Loft - Casolare Fireplace Ivory
{what next} Nordic Stockings

I'd like you to imagine I'm Mrs Claus.
My husband, Santa, has obviously been very busy making the children of the world happy. The last month has been especially hard while he tries to get all his deadlines met, and his Elves have been needier than ever. Not to mention Rudolf caught a cold and his nose wasn't shining nearly as brightly as it should have been, so I've been in the kitchen concocting potions (mainly chicken broth) to try and make him better in time for Christmas Eve.Unfortunately for me and Santa that means we've been like two ships passing in the night, kissing briefly under the mistletoe when we pass each other in the halls decked with holly. Now the hard work for this year is over, and I've gathered by the sofa with some cookies I baked (Santa NEVER tires of his cookies), and some warm drinks, along with a few presents I've gathered for Santa to open when he finally awakes from the longest sleep he has all year.
It seems I might have dozed off myself after preparing a feast fit for a miracle man, let's hope he wakes me sweetly!

All of the things :

Body, Hands & Feet : Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Head : LAQ Bento - Motion Capture - Neve
Skin : -Glam Affair - Lola Applier - LAQ Head @ Kustom9
Eyes : LOTUS. Escapism Eyes District 20
Nose & Cheek Blush : Izzie's - Winter Blush (Former Gift)
Glasses : [Cubic Cherry] {Anya} glasses @ Okinawa Winter Festival
Hairbow : Astralia - Holidays Flickering bow
Hair : -FABIA- Mesh Hair   < Jill> 
Collar : Ama. : Light Me Up Set For Bound Box December
Bodysuit : #EMPIRE - 90's Body (available in MANY colours!) Collabor88
(Faux) Fur Coat : .:villena:. -  Happy Holidays ! (GIFT)
Leg Lights :  :Moon Amore: FALALALA Socks&Lights Collabor88
Boots : #EMPIRE - Alstromeria (available in MANY colours!) Collabor88

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Your spell.

Location : de*cid*u*ous

In this photo I'm wearing the new skin from Essences available at Kustom9. I absolutely freakin' love Essences skin, and they have been a staple in my life since my Pickle avatar was created (and before that, too). Needless to say it's an honor to be permitted to blog for the brand. The lips on this skin are EVERYTHING for me, they just look so soft and pouty, and that's something I enjoy immensely. This is the Pale01 tone, and it's the palest of the regular tones which I favour during the winter months. I've previously mentioned the eyebrow colours too, and Essences include black, brown, red, ginger, blonde & no brow options in every release. 
My eyes are by Lotus, I'm using the catwa applier version on my unrigged catwa eyes.
With Lotus, you can absolutely guarantee perfect eyes every time. Her textures are flawless, and the closer you get to the eyes, the more detail you see. There's also an amazing shine on the eye without even using the materials option on the viewer. All her eyes have a different colour-palette and are completely different, in incredibly subtle ways. These Escapism eyes are exceptional and if you can pair them with the catwa eyes with the dilating pupils, it brings them to life in a very special way.
The glasses are from #Shook. I was directed to this store by a friend, and immediately decided I loved the quality. These are the Lunari glasses, and on popping them on my face, I squealed. The frames are SO delicate that I imagine they would feel very light on my head haha.
Lastly, if you haven't visited the "deciduous" sim, you really should. It's beautiful!

All of the things :

Body, Hands & Feet : Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Skin : Essences - Cinnamon Kustom9
Head : CATWA Catya
Shape : Kaleidoscope : Believe Shape 
Eyes : CATWA Mesh Eyes 
Eyes :  LOTUS. Escapism Eyes - Catwa District 20
Hair : *Tentacio* Winter Bunny. Kioky hair (Gacha) Kustom9
Glasses : #SHOOK - Lunari Sunglasses 
Ears : ^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears 
Choker : Burial. Puppy Choker @ Limit8
Scarf : .S&S. Soopascarf

On a completely unrelated note, today is Consent's big "Very Zombie Christmas" Event.
It starts at 5pm SLT and will go until 11pm SLT. I have an absolute TON of pressies to give out, and the Dj line-up is DEFINITELY showcasing some of the best in SL.
Dress up in Christmas Zombie items to be eligible for prizes & surprises!

TP to Consent  > Here <

Friday, 22 December 2017

Keep fighting.

Pose (Pickle) : FOXCITY. Insomnia-2m

Special thanks to Kim & Santi for being background man-dollies! ♥

Background prop : [ isuka ] club entrance

I'm not sure what inspired this photo, but the mood it sets pretty much inspired what i'm about to write.
The Christmas period is supposed to be full of joy, happiness, good cheer & giving. However, there are some people who will struggle with 'seasons greetings' and frivolity. I feel like it's important to remember this, to have a little extra patience for those who may be feeling a little blue around the Holidays.
It's so easy to tar somebody with the 'Scrooge' tag, without understanding their situation. It could be that they have lost a loved one, or will be spending time mostly alone. Please, if at all possible, attempt to include these people anyway. Sometimes a simple invitation for a drink or a meal can lead to the recovery of their spirit, just... be sensitive. <3

All of the things : 

Body, Hands & Feet : Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Head : LAQ Bento - Motion Capture - Neve (Limited time offer 500L!!)
Skin : -Glam Affair - Lola Applier - LAQ Head @ Kustom9
Eyes : LOTUS. Escapism Eyes District 20
Headband, Earrings, Purse & Bolero : .miss chelsea. Lulu Party Gacha @ N21
Hair : Tableau Vivant \\ Gia hair @ Kustom9
Tattoo : DAPPA - Supreme Tattoo. @ Men Only Monthly  
Dress : .miss chelsea.Lulu Dress @ N21
Nails & Rings : *PL* NAIL @ Okinawa Winter Festival
Booties :   #EMPIRE Catmint for  LuxeBox  December

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Happiness & cheer.

Pose : Poses & Pose : Selfie Butt Couple

Props : Build : Scarlet Creative Frost Chapel (Former LuxeBox  Item)
Outside Trees : [DDD] Heavy Snow Backdrop
Abiss Christmas Tree 2014
[DDD] Starry Night Garland
{ YD} Little Bears Christmas -Little drummer (Gacha)
dust bunny . harvest feast 

I don't have a clue what to write today, other than HI! I'm stupidly content right now.
Enjoy some pictures & information about things! <3

All of the things, SantiClaus : 

Body & Hands : [SIGNATURE] Gianni - Mesh Body 
Skin : Tableau Vivant \\ Fabio applier 
Head :  CATWA HEAD Daniel
Eyes : -SU!- Lythion Eyes
Hairbase : Stealthic - Male Hairbase
Hair :Stealthic - Hysteria
Shirt : [Deadwool] Durden shirt
Pants : [Deadwool] Broberry jeans
Boots : [NikotiN] SplitRock - Tattoo Skull 

All of the Pickle things : 

Body, Hands & Feet : Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Head : LAQ Bento - Motion Capture - Neve (Limited time offer 500L!!)
Skin : -Glam Affair - Lola Applier - LAQ Head @ Kustom9
Eyes : LOTUS. Brilliant Eyes @ Pocket Gacha 
Glasses : [Cubic Cherry] {Anya} glasses @ Okinawa Winter Festival
Hair & Wreath : +Spellbound+ Silent Night @ Tannenbaum 
Lamb Ears : TS Bento Lamb Ears @ Okinawa Winter Festival
Tattoo : DAPPA - Supreme Tattoo. @ Men Only Monthly 
Dress & Panties : EVANI - Emi @ Kustom9
Nails & Rings : *PL* NAIL @ Okinawa Winter Festival
Shoes : #EMPIRE - Thunbergia (LuxeBox August)

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Stay in tonight.

Pose : BellePoses - Friends 1O @ Suicide Dollz

Props : +Half-Deer+ Cat Lady Sofa - Siamese
JA : Siamese Cats- Mesh - Full Perm
+Half-Deer+ Cozy Cat (if I fits, I sits)
+Half-Deer+ White Baby Bird - Small Group
+Half-Deer+ Fast Food Clutter - Soda Drink (Pink)
+Half-Deer+ Spilled Candy Hearts 
+Half-Deer+ A cup of spring (in Juniper's hand)
+Half-Deer+ Fairylight Balloons

Kitty in a bag : MishMish - Kitties go to market - Princess (Gacha)

This post occurred because of Juniper, again! Say hi guys!
When she spotted these adorable bodysuits by Dead Dollz, She immediately said to me "Pickle! We NEEEEED to do a blog with these!" Of course I agreed, not just because the bodysuits really ARE adorable, but also because of the sound of sheer excitement in Juniper's voice!
I can't remember why we decided to go to half-deer. Possibly because I'm a bossy-boots and once again took over the whole concept of the shoot. Initially, I just wanted us to cosy up on the couch looking cute af, but then as the placement of the props began, there was a whole backstory that turned up in my head. Picture the scene :

You and your bestie are having a sleepover. Naturally, you've got all your pets around you, and no matter whether they're chicks and kitties or otherwise, they naturally all get along perfectly, why? Because it's your imagination and it's perfect there, that's why!
You've prepared for this for a while, so all your favourite things are readily available to you. Who doesn't love macaroons and candy and cups of juice and and ALL THE THINGS?
I think at some point the film on the TV might have become a little tiresome for Juni, because she's pulled her phone out (although I do know she likes to keep her facebook open on her phone, so maybe she's just checking out a cute guy's photo, or responding to yet another penis picture (I'm kidding, don't send her those), when an action packed moment occurs on screen, and her glance is knocked away from the cell phone and she focuses entirely on the magical on-screen thingy-ma-bob.
You can tell from my expression that it's a cliff-hanger moment, I look like I'm ready to either cover my eyes or my mouth depending on the result.

However you chose to see the scene we set up, you can be absolutely assured that we were screaming "OH MY GOD WE'RE SO CUTE" a bunch, and generally having a riotous time!
Thank you so much, Juni. You truly do Jingleallmybells <3

For Juniper's items check her flickr >HERE

All of the Pickle things : 

Body, Hands & Feet : Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Head : LAQ Bento - Motion Capture - Scarlet 
Skin : -Glam Affair - Lola Applier - LAQ Head @ Kustom9
Ears :  ^^Swallow^^  Rox Ears
Hair : *barberyumyum*83
Necklace : (Yummy) Jingle Bell Necklace (It really jingles!!)
Blush Tattoo : -[TWC]- Shy Lover Blush 
Bodysuit : Dead Dollz - Rompompom Liaison Collaborative
Nails & Rings : *PL* NAIL @ Okinawa Winter Festival
Socks : e.marie // High Socks - Stripes Pink  @ Pocket Gacha 

Monday, 18 December 2017

Golden days.

Pose (Original, edited with Animare, wine bottle not included) : <K&S> ~We're just friends~ poses 4

Props : Background - uk - Xmas Alley Photobox
Snow piles & Snowy ground - [DDD] Snow Piles Set
Keg - [Copper Mill] Beer Batch Set
Bottles & Crates - .:revival:. beer crate set

Just a quick write up today, cus; Lazy.
I was lucky enough to see the outfit I'm wearing today pre-release, in wip mode. I legit got super excited, mainly because the texturing is SO STINKING GOOD.
I was also super happy because it's not your average "Christmas" outfit. Although all the bones of a comfortable outfit are there - the snuggly sweater, and the long warm pants, the little extras Moss&Mink have included are absolutely gorgeous. From the cute detailing of the belt-like panel across the waist, to the dropping bow over the top, and even the cashmere effect of the jumper/sweater itself just made me squee, there's no obvious Christmas themed colours, so this is an outfit that will serve you throughout the year, for any occasion.
And dat headbow doe.
Pick up a Pocket Gacha hud & collect ALL OF THE THINGS!!

 All of the SantiClaus things :

Body & Hands : [SIGNATURE] Gianni - Mesh Body 
Skin : Tableau Vivant \\ Fabio applier 
Head :  CATWA HEAD Daniel
Eyes : -SU!- Lythion Eyes
Hairbase : Stealthic - Male Hairbase
Hair :Stealthic - Hysteria
Beard :  Beusame 43 & Scruff Tintable
Suit : [Deadwool] The Dandy - formal Suit
Shoes : [Deadwool] Formal shoes - black

All of the Pickle things : 

Body, Hands & Feet : Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Head : LAQ Bento - Motion Capture - Scarlet 
Skin : -Glam Affair - Lola Applier - LAQ Head @ Kustom9
Eyes : LOTUS. Brilliant Eyes @ Pocket Gacha 
Bindi & Nose Ring : :: SAGA :: Wonderland Jewel Set @ Kustom9
Freckles : [theSkinnery] Freckles! 
Hair : tram G1113 hair @ Uber
Glasses : [Cubic Cherry] {Anya} glasses @ Okinawa Winter Festival
Necklace : Kibitz - Routina necklace
Outfit & Hairbow : {moss&mink} Whispers - Outfit (Pure) & Whispers - Headpiece RARE (Gacha) @ Pocket Gacha 
Nails & Rings : *PL* NAIL @ Okinawa Winter Festival
Shoes :  #EMPIRE - Artemisia @ Kustom9

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Not even mad.

Pose : Imitation - Ally 6 B
Background : MINIMAL - Illusion II - *7* (Gacha)

I think we've all been in a position where we've heard a story about a person, stored the story in the back of our head having made a snap decision and then got to know the person in question, thus realizing the story was correct, or in fact very very false.
I can be super judgmental, and I'm the first to admit this. However, I will give someone the benefit of the doubt. Second chances are handed out like candycanes for me, depending on the length of time that has passed (I see it as scope for growth), or the severity of the first 'mistake'.
I do get it wrong, sometimes. I am human. There are times I have let the same people make the same fool of me over and over, to the point I know those I care about want to shake me, or I'll go the other way and cut someone off who really doesn't deserve it, purely because it's easier for me to leave them first, or because they're engaging with other people that I consider to be difficult.
Sometimes, the stories you're hearing aren't being told for you to formulate an opinion on, but for the teller to arrange facts in their own head. I know when I 'bitch' or 'vent' I'm doing it not because I actually think that-person-I-don't-know is an idiot, but because I need to make sense of the situation.
Most of the things I say aloud to friends, I will also say out loud to the person my rant pertains to.
Anyway. I guess I'm rambling because I heard a bad thing about a person who I consider to be good.
I questioned them.
Their response enabled me to figure out "my" side of their truth.
Maybe you'll afford someone the same opportunity one day.
Perhaps their truth will be something you can handle, or maybe you'll simply move on alone.

All of the things :

Body & Feet : Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Head : LAQ Bento - Motion Capture - Scarlet 
Skin : -Glam Affair - Lola Applier - LAQ Head @ Kustom9
Eyes : LOTUS. Brilliant Eyes @ Pocket Gacha 
Bindi & Nose Ring : :: SAGA :: Wonderland Jewel Set @ Kustom9
Hair : #Foxy - Whip Hair (Formerly @ N21)
Tattoo : *Bolson / Willem @ TMD
Sweater & Bra : BUENO-Half Hoodie -Mat-Bye Torn @ Kustom9
Pants :  .:villena:. - Track Pants @ District 20
Sneakers : *Tentacio* Winter Bunny. bunny sneakers (Gacha) @ Kustom9