The Gacha Garden

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.

I Love Mornings.....No Really.......I Do!

I’ve always been a morning person, it’s always come natural to me so I don’t have a problem getting out of bed to start the day. I’m not one of those people, though, that smiles and sings and is over animated with joy. No, I’m a quiet morning person. I get up and dressed, usually go outside and check on everything, see what the weather’s like and then have a coffee, or two. It’s different for everyone, a persons circadian rhythm dictates what your daily cycle will be. I’m an early to bed, early to rise kind of girl! Maybe having grown up on a dairy farm has something to do with it. The early mornings are necessary, for the cows wait for no man, or something like that! 😀 I have had jobs that being a morning person isn’t a good thing. I’ve worked night shifts, heading to work at 11:30 PM and home a little after 8 AM. It sucked, I just cannot sleep during the day. So while I’m working I get no sleep at all then on my days off I’d try to get caught up. That kind of thing isn’t sustainable so luckily it wasn’t for very long. I’ve been in the same routine(rut) now for quite a few years, and I like it, ‘the early bird gets the worm’ they say, I’m not sure about worms, but I know nothing tastes as good as the first sip of coffee in the morning.

I wanted to state that, because the pillow I’m hugging isn’t completely true for me. I do like mornings, but I have to admit that I don’t always like people! No one specifically, just general ‘people’. Being an introvert has lots to do with that, people tire me out and I need quiet alone time to recharge. There’s nothing cozier that a good book, a cup of tea, and comfy jammies to lay around in. And if it happens to be raining, so much the better. So, this pillow is from *~*HopScotch*~* and is the RARE from the ‘Cuddle Pillow’ gacha set available at the August round of The Gacha Garden, which opened today. There are 9 commons and one rare to play for and remember the ‘Seed of Inspiration’ prize that’s given after 20 plays on a machine. Each pillow has a hug animation that works with AO’s and poses, the RARE has 2 hug animations. The Gacha Garden runs until August 31st.

I obviously haven’t combed my hair yet! The ‘YAKUMO’ hair from Argrace makes me look like I had a rough night and an early morning, I think I might need a hat today. 🙂

I’m wearing the ‘Hipsters’ and ‘Tank Top’ from Maitreya here. I love this set……perfect for pillow hugging!

I’m wearing one of the ten options from the ‘Sydney’ Catwa applier eye shadow from La Boheme. Also from LB, is the ‘Imbolc’ nail appliers. It was a gift from an event, and for the life of me I can’t remember which one, Sorry. I’ve looked for them, and haven’t found them so I’m not sure if they’re still available.

My look starts with the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada. Along with the Lara mesh body, including bento hands, from Maitreya.

I’m using pose 7M from the ‘Wet Sand B’ set of poses from BODYLANGUAGE SLC and available at Knot&co..

As for my home, I’m kneeling on the Mid Century bed from Dutchie. The artwork behind me is ‘Marrakech’ from Silas Merlin. The ‘Wood Sofa and Chair’ are from .:revival:.. The ‘Vintage Rotary Phone-orange’ is from the ‘Kate’s Time Capsule’ gacha set from Nutmeg. The ‘Pallet Table’ is from [Daydreamers]. The “Neon Sign’ is from the Coffee Factory gacha set from Plaaka. The ‘Corrugated Carpet, brown’ is from the ‘Music is Life’ gacha set from DaD Designs. The ‘Seahorse’ artwork is from the ‘Beach Posters’ gacha set from Bee Designs. The Blind is from the ‘Carriage House’ gacha set from Scarlet Creative. The ‘lemon tree’ is from tarte and the ‘Bakelite Radio’ is from the Vintage Radio gacha set from KraftWork.

Pick Your Poison!

Anachron has released the Throwing Potions gacha for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, which runs until December 7. This set is full of potions for different purposes and they can decorate your home, or you can throw them at whomever you wish! You must be in an area that allows rezzing, but after that just attach the potion of choice and bombs away!

The current round of The Gacha Garden is at the halfway point, so there’s still time to get some good gacha action in! lassitude & ennui has the Dragon Whelps gacha exclusive to the vent. The whelps can be companions or decor and the set contains eight commons and two rare(Albino,Rare seen here). And remember, after 20 plays on one machine you’ll receive the Seeds of Inspiration as a free gift, that will be retired after the close of The Gacha Garden! I’m wearing the Battleworn Boots in Bronze, also from lassitude & ennui, here!

The Dragon Scales Bra and Pants are from +Psycho Barbie+. The outfit also contains the Dragon Teeth necklace in four colours. The set is Omega mesh body compatible and classic avatar compatible.

I’ve dusted off the Sparrow hair from Hairoin, for this look! It’s an older hair and no longer available!

I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Irina skin in pale tone tome from itGirls. I also consist of the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the casual hands from SLink.

Pose from Picture This, and no longer available!

I’m super excited about Deco(c)rate! It’s a monthly release from some of the best home and garden decor creators on the grid! I signed up for the November round and am really impressed with all of the items. I’m in the No Place of Ours Autumnal scene from 8f8! It’s a gorgeous little ruins with five singles and one couples pose included! I know I’ll be signing up for the next Deco(c)rate box of goodies, at 1500L$ each round it’s a great deal!

You’ll Find Me in the Shadows

I don’t fear the bright lights, I only shy away from them! I’m not afraid to be seen, I just chose to be selective about who sees me! The shadows aren’t a place where only dark and mysterious things happen……it’s a place where nothing is black or white and the blurred lines can make anything possible!

The major piece to this outfit is a sight to behold! The Sofia Dress from Stories&Co. by Flowey is completely unique, comes in ten great colours, and fits perfectly while enhancing a perfectly shaped butt! It’s available at the current round of Collabor88, and since it’s the birthday round for C88 it’s been super difficult to get in…hopefully that’s cleared up by now!! It’s compatible with the SLink mesh bodies and the Maitreya Lara mesh body! Note that standard sizing has been discontinued!!

The Charlotte Heels from KC Couture are available at the August round of The Gacha Garden! I liked the Sand tone to go with my emerald dress!

The Celeste hair from +elua+ isn’t really visible here, but I’ll get a better shot of it in the near future! It’s available at the current round of Collabor88.

I’m wearing the Maitreya Lara mesh body, the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, and the casual hands and high feet from SLink!

Poses by Le Poppycock.

I found this little area up high at the DRD main store on the Death Row sim!