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Tattoo You

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

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!

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!

Thrifting, Anyone?

Thrifting, Anyone?

I’m outside the Thrift Store at Missing Mile and I did find a couple things I couldn’t live without! I love thrifting…..there’s nothing more fun than entering a thrift store and hoping to find that one thing that is perfect! I collect a few things, so I’m always on the lookout for them, but there’s no telling what treasures might be in the thrift shop at each visit. It saddens me that we live in a disposable world, where everything is made to throw out and buy new…..I don’t want any part of the global consumerism that is so common now. I prefer to buy used…..the search is the fun part, it’s too convenient to go to Walmart and buy everything new, only to line the Walton family’s pockets with even more money that they don’t need. I know there is a stigma about buying used……only poor people do that or who wants someone else’s garbage….but thrifting is now a thing that’s kind of cool to do. I have friends that thrift all the time, travelling to smaller towns out in the country to find different things! It’s a great way to see some country, maybe meet new people, slow life down a bit, and embrace the theory that one mans garbage is another mans treasure!!

The Piper Boots from Slipper Originals is a recent release that I found hidden deep down in my ~ahem~ rather large inventory! They’re SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh body compatible and the fatpack has fourteen colours, and a bunch of areas to customize! You might want to have someone help you with the zipper at the back! 🙂

The Aria Crop Tank from {MYNX} is one of those tops that looks great with anything, and thankfully Second Life doesn’t have the weather extremes that real life does! I’d freeze my you-know-whats off if I wore this outside in real life! But anyway, these tops are fitted for the classic avatars plus the SLink, TMP, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh bodies. The tops come in packs of two, a solid and a floral print in each colour…this is the olive.

When I’m showing this much skin I just can’t resist covering it with a great tattoo! This is the Circles Tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t and I love this one. It’s compatible with classic avatars and also Omega and TMP mesh bodies. Also, it has three ink tones included, I just about always wear the medium tone.

I’m wearing the Ribbed Knit Leggings from Simply Sage. They’re Omega, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh body compatible only.

I love this hair! It’s one of the newest releases from Argrace! The ad for the SHIROGANE hair has a man wearing it….but I love men’s hair and couldn’t resist…it’s going to be one of my go-to hair.

I’ve changed up my skin a bit for this one! I’m wearing the Everly Omega applier in honey tone from Sinful Curves! I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo, the Lara mesh body and feet from Maitreya, and the casual hands from SLink.

I’m using a couple poses from -slouch-poses, and there’s still a glimmer of hope in me that this pose maker will come back to Second Life! So unfortunately, these are no longer available!

I love the [WoS]Missing Mile sim! It’s got that, ‘down on my luck’ feel to it and it has all kinds of grungy goodness!