Pimp My Sh!t

The Moth

Isled in the midnight air,
Musked with the dark’s faint bloom,
Out into glooming and secret haunts
The flame cries, ‘Come!’

Lovely in dye and fan,
A-tremble in shimmering grace,
A moth from her winter swoon
Uplifts her face:

Stares from her glamorous eyes;
Wafts her on plumes like mist;
In ecstasy swirls and sways
To her strange tryst.

~Walter de la Mare [1873-1956] ~

It’s odd, but the first thing I thought when I pondered this post was, what kind of story do I have about a moth? Well, it just so happens, I don’t have much! But, what did come to mind is a library book I borrowed, from my public school library, no less! So, it goes back a few years. 🙂 That school isn’t standing anymore, but in my minds eye I see it just like I was there yesterday. I was perusing a bunch of small paperback books on a carousel one day, and one jumped out at me! The picture on the cover was a silhouette of a man/moth combination trying to rip off the top of a car. I have asked myself this question many times since, and you may be asking it too, why……why would a book like this be in a public school library? I wasn’t even considered a young adult yet!! From what I remember of the story, a man somehow ends up half moth…so he has arms, legs, and moth wings and every night he flies around preying on young people in cars! I can’t remember exactly what the young couple was up to in the car that he found, but the mothman finds them, and attempts to get them. They lock up everything and hope someone comes along, but the mothman keeps at it, even trying to pry the top of the car off. So here’s where it gets foggy, I have no idea how it ends! Sorry, I got you hooked on the thrilling story line and can’t tell you the ending! I was a pretty jumpy kid, so I can’t see it not scaring me, but I don’t know how badly it did. The one thing I DO know…..is that I never returned that book! They must have missed it, and they would have known who took it out last, but I know I never took it back! I kinda wish I still had it, but it met it’s demise many years ago in a house fire. I’ll probably never know the ending, and really it doesn’t matter, but what I do know, is that a mothman is something to be feared!

I have never worn a tattoo on my head before, but what I realized is that in real life that would be the ideal place for one! You shave your head, get the tattoo, and as long as you like it, you keep your head shaved. But, the day you decide it’s not ‘you’ anymore, you just grow your hair! Voila, tattoo gone. But, I digress, this is the ‘Moth Tattoo’ from Wild Roots, formerly known as Pimp My Sh!t, and it’s available now at the BODYFY EVENT. It comes with black and colour versions, can be worn with/without the tintable hairbase(I opted to add it), and comes with two ink tones. It’s compatible with the Catwa and Lelutka mesh heads, as well as anything that is Omega compatible! The BODYFY EVENT runs until December 24.

The ‘Tiffany Back Necklace’ is from Maxi Gosssamer Jewelry.

I know you can only see my back, but the skin on it is the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, and pretty back skin it is! It’s also adorning the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m using a pose from the ‘Cyberpunk’ set of poses from .M I L A..

Heyyyy.........My Face is Up Here

While checking out my stats and profile on flickr I found out which of my pictures is most popular. It’s solely rated on the number of faves it has, and I will admit it’s a pretty good one, but, it’s of my a**! yea…of all of my thousand and some pictures that I’ve put on flickr, it’s my a** that everyone wants to see! So, because of that, today I’ll show you my face! You remember my face……it has two eyes, a nose, two lips and a look that brings on the question, ‘what are you mad at?’! And I have to say, ‘It’s just my face!’. In Second Life I have a fairly pretty face that I think represents ‘me’ fairly well. I think it expresses who I am in real life and I look at Liz and see myself. They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but how does anyone see my soul when they only look at my a**? 😛 I’m sure I’ll need to put my back to the camera again and feature my backside, but until then, I guess you can check out my most popular picture on flickr, I’m starting to think it’s my best feature! 😀

Firstly, the ‘Felicity Palm Ring’ from Slipper Originals is a unique piece of jewellery that really stands out from the crowd. It’s a simple band with a gorgeous set of gems set into it to accent the back of the hand! They’re fitted for the Maitreya and SLink bento hands and there’s left and right versions included. Like all HUDs from SO, there’s a schwack of colour options which consists 14 gems and six metals. It’s available for the next few days at Designer Circle, and will then be at the Slipper Originals main store.

At first glance you may think that it’s just another picture of Liz, but if you look closely you may see some slight changes. I’ve been given a chance to preview an upcoming release of a new skin from Avada, and I couldn’t be happier! This is ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone and the detailing is incredible! These lips are begging to be kissed, and by someone that knows how! 😀 You won’t be able to get your own copy of this fab skin until November, but until then….just keep looking at me! Thanks so much, Stephanie for this exclusive preview!

I’m using a pose from the ‘Xion’ set of poses from Animosity! The set includes 6 poses and I want to remind everyone that they’re made for a male avatar so the ladies may have to make some adjustments to their shape for them to work properly. I love the diversity and uniqueness of poses from Animosity, they can really help get the creative juices flowing! The ‘Xion’ set is available at Men Only Monthly until October 15 and then watch for them at the Animosity main store, which is currently under construction.

Pimp My Sh!t is back and going strong in the October round of the Bodyfy event! I’m wearing the ‘Smokey Eyeshadow’ set that’s an exclusive to the event. It’s compatible with Catwa, Lelutka and Omega heads and also classic avatars. I love the smokey look for a dark and mysterious aura!

I new I’d be coming back to wear the ‘Amal’ hair from [BAD HAIR DAY]. It’s just that kind of hair style that I can put on knowing it looks good and I can explore Second Life with confidence! This colour is from the ‘browns’ pack and it’s the first look I’ve shown of all one colour, since I usually opt for a combination of naturals and colours. The [BAD] colour palette is huge and each hair has two layers that can be customized independently along with the inclusion of a mirrored version.

My eyes are one of the ten selections from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ set of eyes from Zombie Suicide.

You’re getting a glimpse of the strap of the ‘Sideview Bodysuit’ from Vale Koer and available at the current round of ~uber~, which runs until October 23.. It’s really worth seeing the whole thing….it’s so sexy! 😉

As usual, I’m wearing the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya, bento hands included.

Tattoo You

It used to be only a certain type of person got a tattoo! It was the rebels and the bikers then, but it’s become very mainstream now and much more accepted by most people. I know there’s lots of people that frown on them still, but I’m not one of them. I will admit to having a couple of my own in real life. I’ve had them for quite a few years, and thankfully I put them in places where gravity won’t affect them too much. Gravity is a harsh mistress, you know! 😀 I have one on my ankle and one on my shoulder, both fairly small and covered most of the year. I sometimes forget I have them, really. One of my real life neighbours is quite covered in tattoos. I’ve not seen him without a shirt, but he has full sleeves and there’s tattoo peaking out of the neckline of his T shirt so he appears to be covered. So with him looking very much like what you’d think of as a biker or a rebel it was surprising the first time I talked to him. He never swears, he’s super polite, and always calls me dear, in a nice way. He doesn’t have a motorcycle, but he rebuilds old cars and is exceptionally good at it! But you know what I mean, he’s tattooed, he has big bushy hair down past the tops of his shoulders, his beard is a little longer than that and he has tattoos, so you’d think he’s the stereotypical rebel. But no, he’s just a nice guy living his life and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. I hope one day someone needs it, I’d like to see how much of him is tattooed!

When I started my Second Life I fell in love pretty much right from the first with virtual tattoos. The quality of them has improved immensely since I was young in this virtual world and with the mesh bodies the detailing can be incredible! I’m so excited to see PIMP MY SHI!T back with new releases for the August round of the Bodyfy event. I’m wearing the Octo Tattoo in medium ink tone, although it comes in colour also and has three ink tones. It’s Omega and TMP compatible and can be worn on all layers. So happy to see PMS back in action!! Bodyfy runs until August 30.

The pose I’m using here is one of the five in the ‘Suri’ set of poses from Imitaion. I’ve always loved SL poses and Imitation is one of my favourite pose stores. The sets are all bento enabled and they’re so expressive and alive. I really think Bento hands have changed the way bloggers and photographers can create photos that really show emotion and bring their scenes to life. You can also find Imitation on Market Place.

The Chapter Four has always been one of my favourite SL events, and I’m so lucky to be able to feature all the incredible work by the designers who participate. I’m featuring some of the gacha items from the ‘Dark Oak’ gacha set from Bee Designs. The Arm Chair, Side Table, and the Poster are all part of the set which has eight common and two RARE to play for. The Chapter Four runs until the end of the month.

The rest of the items that make my home cozy are the ‘Filmore Factory Clock’ from 7 Emporium, the ‘Star Globe,RARE’ lamp from the ‘Vintage Lighting’ gacha set from ::Static:: and available at The Gacha Garden. The ‘Majestic Radio’ is from the ‘Vintage Radio’ gacha set from KraftWork. Each radio in the set has two versions, one scripted for use as a radio and one for decor only. The house plants on the left are from {what next}. The ‘Reading Pile’ of books is from a gacha set from Apple Fall and the books beside the chair are from [zerkalo].

And as for me? I’m wearing the ‘Candice’ set from [Azuchi]. It includes the panties and top, it comes in ten colours and is available at the current round of ~uber~. I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa along with the ‘Lara’ mesh body(including bento hands) from Maitreya. I’ve added a little bit of ‘Smoky Eyeshadow’ from Izzie’s to the look. My eyes are from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ pack from Zombie Suicide and the WAKANA hair is from Argrace.

Another Year Older

It was my real life birthday this past week and not surprisingly I had to endure a rendition of Happy Birthday sung by my family! I will say it was better than usual, probably because I wasn’t singing!! There was a birthday cake which had candles on it for me to extinguish, and with my sister sitting across from me with the camera at the ready, I just pursed my lips ever so slightly so I’d look at least half decent in the shot! There’s nothing like having a picture taken with cheeks fully extended in mid blow, it’s not the most attractive of looks, but it’s family tradition!! We had lots of laughs and we all enjoyed the cake, of course! I can’t believe how fast birthdays come and go, I know having lots of birthdays is much better than the alternative, but do they have come and go in the blink of an eye? I can’t remember every birthday I’ve celebrated, they all kind of get mixed up in my head, if you’ve had as many birthdays as me, you’d forget them too!

It’s been a few days since my last post, and the time between posts has nothing to do with my birthday! I really struggled to get a picture that I was happy with. I think I’ve taken about 40, in three separate attempts and none of them really thrilled me. Out of frustration and passing time I settled on this one! My one worry is that my pictures all start looking the same, I don’t want that to happen, but when creativity is lacking it’s hard to avoid it! But anyway, here’s the info you’ve been waiting for, so patiently!

I always make a trip to all the men’s sales events, and I always find something that catches my eye! This time around it’s the ‘Feather Necklace’ from !NFINITY at Men Only Monthly, or MOM for short!. It comes in gold(seen here), silver, platinum, and black and each is HUD driven with two colour options for the cord. The detailing of it is incredible and with it scripted for easy resizing, I made it small enough for me, easily! I feel like a free spirit when I wear it! MOM runs until July 15.

The June round of Hair O Logy runs until June 30, so there’s still time to get the deals! I’m wearing ‘Vanessa’ from [KoKoLoReS], here and with the wispy tendrils around the face it’s so pretty! [KoKoLoReS] has a total of three styles at this round of Hair O Logy and all are 50% off for the duration! This is from HUD 01, which contains 30 colours!

I’m using a pose from the Solid Gold B set of poses from Le Poppycock.

I joined the Luxe Box group for the June round and Blueberry released the very pretty ‘Cutie Tops’. I forgot how fun Luxe Box is, all those goodies to open, it’s like Christmas in the summer!

The Malena Denim Shorts are from Addams! I could live in shorts all summer and with a pair like this, who wouldn’t want to?

You can see a bit of the ‘Les Fleur’ tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t. This is one of my faves!

I’m slowly getting used to seeing the ‘new me’ with the Catwa Lilo bento mesh head! I think I look a little angry sometimes, but I’m still the same ‘me’ inside! I’m wearing the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada(formerly known as Sinful Curves Skins). I’m wearing one of the nine selections of eye shadow from the ‘Monroe Shadow’ pack from Veechi. I’ve added the Catwa applier of the ‘Nissa Eyes’ from Zombie Suicide which are available at the current round of APPLIQUE. The rest of me is the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m at my favourite spot at, Hazardous, for this shot!

You Get the U-Haul & I’ll Order the Pizza!

“I just love helping my friends move!”, said no one ever! I’m sure we’ve all done it, everyone arrives at the friends house early on a Saturday morning, coffee in hand and eyes barely open. Anyone that owns a truck is there, the truck owners are usually the ‘best friends’ of the one moving, so there’s no getting out of this one. I haven’t moved very much, thankfully, but the last one I did is hopefully the last one. It was decided in our family that it was time to swap houses, literally. So, over the course of a summer, we all packed up our homes and moved one house to the left. Well, there was some distance involved for one of my family members, but not for me. I worked at moving my things over the course of a couple months, and since I didn’t have much it wasn’t too bad. But, packing up my parents house, that they had lived in 30 years, was an experience I hope to never repeat! Mum and Dad aren’t exactly hoarders, but the do tend to collect. So, with nothing but a truck and a van, the process began. I started in Mum’s sewing room, and I know most fabric stores would have been jealous with her selection. It took over a week in that one room alone, working at meticulously sorting and measuring in preparation for donation to a worthy cause. Mum and I worked together day in and day out, me holding up things for her to decide, would it be kept, donated, or tossed. After about 5 weeks we had most of the house done, having moved from room to room until they were all empty. Dad didn’t participate much with sorting the house, even his own possessions were left to Mum and I to deal with. The one thing we put him in charge of was the tool and catch-all drawer, that one place where anything that he might need in the house is. It was a big deep drawer and there was anything from screwdrivers and tape measures to glue, nails, and plumbing fittings in it. It was pretty much the last thing that needed to be cleaned out and one morning I asked him if he had done it yet. ‘Ummmmm, no…I haven’t gotten to it’, he said. Ok….I didn’t push him, I had seen a look of panic in his eyes, and I carried on with my day. Later in the afternoon he comes to me and says he’s done sorting the junk drawer. I look over to it, and sitting alone in front of the drawer is a five gallon pail, piled high with all that the drawer contained. I had to laugh….that’s so ‘Dad’! 😀

I know Ivey Deschanel of Sn@tch, is going through a big move in Second Life, and I don’t envy her one bit. With the move, comes a big sale and clear out, so there’s less to load up and take to the new build! The Moving Out Sale is on until the end of the month and everything is at rock bottom prices (excepting the new releases and gift cards). I dug through my inventory and found one of the older releases that I fell in love with way back in my early days of SL photography. The Patchwork Maxi Skirt is from the Patches Outfit, it’s mesh and comes in five sizes, and fits perfectly on my Lara mesh body. As for the top, I know I wore this a few posts ago, but I absolutely love the Bess Cropped Sweater, it’s a fairly new release so it’s not on sale at this time, but with the HUD containing 27 colours makes it a steal even at regular price. It comes in 6 sizes, fitted for the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh bodies.

I’m not showing an extreme close up here, but if you’re in flickr zoom in on the nail appliers and rings! I was doing a little shopping and came across GDit. I hadn’t been there in quite awhile, and after a few impulse purchases, I rushed home to try them on! This is the Africa Nail Polish and Rings Set and the appliers are SLink and Maitreya compatible, with six designs to choose from and the rings are mesh, silver and gold included, and materials enabled. I made a few other purchases so I’ll be giving you a better close up in the future. 🙂

The Don’t Waste Time tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t is one of my favourites! It’s compatible with classic avatars plus TMP mesh bodies and Omega compatible mesh bodies! The pack also includes three ink tones, of which I almost always wear the medium.

I’m channeling my early years in SL by adding the Bossy Boots to the mix! There’s something about work boots with a skirt that makes me smile! The Bossy Boots are from a gacha set from fashionably dead.

The HOTARU hair in black is from Argrace.

I’m made up of the Alex mesh head from Logo, wearing the Alexa skin in honey tome from Sinful Curves Skins. I’m also wearing the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the relaxed hands from SLink.

My poses are from Diesel Works. The packs contain 11 poses each and there’s a very nice assortment in each. So nice and relaxed!

I’m high up on a hill in the incredibly beautiful Summers Wind sim! There’s so many breathtaking views that anyone who likes Second Life photography should take a look!