we’re all mad here

10.31.2012

a smile like the cheshire cat.

10.31.2012

happy halloween.

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair dark side ginny 01
hair; ploom @ my attic mila
eyes; insufferable dastard zombie mesh eyes (group gift)
teeth; gauze nightmare uneven
piercings; hod fallen v2 (modded)
straight jacket; dilly dolls silently
bodysuit; whippet & buck sweet day bodysuit in black (sale going on right now!)
feet; slink women’s mesh feet
blood; suicidal unborn bloody knees 04 (freebie!) & luck inc cuts (part of a dress set)

poses && backdrop; adorkable

manicure

if you know me, you know i *love* my prim nails. i’m almost never without them… i have this obsession with them. i think they add just a li’l touch of extra realism to my hands (which, let’s be honest, the second life avatar hands leave much to be desired) && i really, really like the way they look on. wearing prim nails has become as much of my outfit routine as wearing piercings, tattoos or blonde hair. i never feel *complete* without a pair on.

09.15.2012

while my own personal taste in nails tends to lean towards super long, sharp and claw-like… more “normal” sets of nails seem to work best for everyday wear. and since a favorite brand of mine for prim nails, virtual insanity, has come out with several new collections of nails.. i thought it fitting to give myself a manicure here and show ’em all off. :3

09.15.2012

the top row shows off three shorter sets of nails… which are perfect when you want a touch of color on your fingertips && glove-layer nails just aren’t cuttin’ it. these are called netty, fishy && tippy — named for their patterns (fishnet/mesh on the first two and plain nails with brightly colored tips on the last). and since each pair is color change, you really can match them to your outfit… or purposely mis-match ’em, like i tend to do.

the second row above shows the new fall collection of nails from v/i. these come in shorter versions like the first row, as well as longer (but not *too* long) sets in both square tips and rounded tips. these sets are color-change as well, in a selection of very autumn-appropriate colors ranging from hot pink to golden yellow to the gorgeous teal you see up there (which is one of my fave colors from the set).

09.15.2012

these sets are called dita and are available @ perfect wardrobe to go along with the burlesque theme of this round. they’re short, can be worn with or *without* the black tips, and have a fishnet-like pattern across them. i like these a lot — for the versatility of wearing them with or without the black tips — and also for the discounted price you can snag ’em for.

if you like wearing prim nails as much as i do, the nails from virtual insanity are really very nice. all are color-change, with lots of choices to pick from, and you cannot beat that for the price!

09.15.2012

also, one last li’l thing! these *mesh* yoga pants i’m wearing from evolve are currently on *sale*. in fact, the entire store is 50% off for a short time! these pants are awesome for lounging around (doing your nails!!) and i’ve been *living* in them for the last day or so. while i’m on the subject of nice-for-the-price with my nails, these pants are in the same boat! go check out evolve and snag some awesome deals!

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel alena honey in scene
hair; truth siri in swedish
tattoo; aitui aggression
eyes; insufferable dastard bliss eyes in aqua
lip color; ag bitten lipstain in beachen peachen
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
piercings; hod tv piercing 4 (face) && counterpart (ears)
top; auxiliary mullet top in white
pants; evolve yoga pants in pink (sale going on right now!
feet; slink women’s mesh feet
nails (second pic collage); virtual insanity netty, fishy, tippy && fall collection 2012 nails
nails (third pic collage); virtual insanity @ perfect wardrobe dita nails

rug && nail painting poses; candy nail (past group gift)
all other poses; adorkable

yolo

a li’l hunt called yolo started the other day (on the 1st!) && there’s some preeeeeetty awesome goodies up for grabs. some prizes are free, but some are not (the ones that aren’t free are nicely discounted, tho!), so make sure you look carefully before you buy~ it’s still a nice haul, freebies or not, so i thought i’d show off some of the items up for the taking!

you can find a list of participating stores && hints right here.. good luck hunting!

05.04.2012
top; sn@tch marching orders corset in black
jeans; medley jeans in pink (hunt prize!)
belt; pepper yolo belt (hunt prize!)

05.04.2012
top; belote top red leo (hunt prize!)
panties; nestle my bosom yolo panties (hunt prize!)

05.04.2012
top; illusory dipped lace tank in ocean breeze (stumblebum item!)
jeans; aura class act jeans (hunt prize!)

items in all three looks:
skin; pink fuel elly in chai w/ juicy gloss in apple
hair; exile @ the dressing room blue ramona in hollywood
tattoo; para designs sailor jerry
eyes; insufferable dastard secret window eyes in blue/green
makeup; kyoot feline in moss
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod tv piercing 12
jewelry; virtual insanity fang yin in gold/silver
nails; rezipsa loc lizard lime nails
feet; maitreya bare feet in tip toe

poses; adorkable

peach

sort of a quickie post for today!

this round of stumblebum is still going on for a few more days && there’s *lots* of awesome goodies to snag on sale. everything is in shades of yellow, orange and red… like this tank top i’m wearing, from dcny, which is actually part of a pack of three for only 95L.

03.24.2012

you can *never* have enough tank tops for spring && summer — they are great for something simple, like i’m wearing here with a *new* mesh denim mini from sakide, or for layering with other tanks or tees or jackets (or for wearing on top of bikinis!). and these tanks not only come in gorgeously bright, saturated colors.. but they’re also nicely textured with a li’l something different, like they’re made of a silkier, draped fabric rather than regular ole cotton~

03.24.2012

plus, intrigue co has the most *adorable* set of mesh gloves out for stumblebum… in the shape of betta fish. how cute are these?!

if you need a full list of all the stumblebum stores, this round’s theme && all the items, you can find that right here. go browse if you haven’t done so yet!

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in misery w/ juicy gloss in lingerie pink
hair; wasabi pills kumi in seafoam
tattoo; para designs goth candy
eyes; insufferable dastard @ grunge soul project intense eyes in blue
eye makeup; vestigium eye liner in green
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod bolted
top; dcny soft scoop tank in solar flare (stumblebum item!)
skirt; sakide mini mesh skirt in jean white
heels; pixelmode baby t in snow
nails; rezipsa loc nudie nails
gloves; intrigue co fighter fish gloves (stumblebum item!)
necklace; addiction grandpa’s pocket watch necklace

poses; adorkable (sale going on right now!)

mess of metal

02.25.2012

new piercings from hod! the mess of metal 2 set is out for the horror haute event, which ends on the 29th. if you grabbed the first mess of metal set, you *need* this second set.. seriously. the spinal && tailbone piercings are included, as well as the bruised skin tattoo layers, and it comes in all of adyan’s amazing textures.

they are gorgeous as always, but this time.. with a li’l bit of grotesque thrown in.. and i am absolutely in *love* with these piercings.

02.25.2012

go grab them!!

skin; nuuna’s skins expo freebie (..freebie! xD)
hair; magika safe
piercings && bruises; hod mess of metal 2
tattoo; dead apples veins

poses; adorkable

jewels

i always enjoy a challenge && gogo‘s latest challenge for bloggers sparked my interest. i mean, *all* her challenges do — i miss you, bubblegum weekends! but this one in particular, about favorites in sl for jewelry, gave me the opportunity to take some artsy fartsy photos.. and that in itself was enough to wanna do it!

so here’s *my* top ten picks for jewelry in sl.. most of which just so happened to be necklaces. x3 but while gogo decided to simply let the jewelry shine on it’s own, i on the other hand… am far too vain not to put myself in a set of photos to blog. bwahahah~

my favorites have a bit of an edge to them. don’t get me wrong, i enjoy the girly-girly diamonds && platinum sort of bling every now and then.. but that’s just not *me* most of the time. the pieces below, however, are *me* and i am sure they will be no surprise to anyone whose seen my blog more than once~

01.24.2012
from left to right ::
hod mercenary necklace, the crosary, symphony, nothing’s necklace && fallen

haus of darcy… is this really a surprise? ahaha! aydan‘s jewelry is just *gorgeousness*. there hasn’t been a set released as of yet that i’ve not instantly fallen in love with. i love the textures, how unique each && every piece is, and that each one seems to be tailor-made for my personal taste. rosaries are fairly easy to find in sl if you know where to look, but hod always has that one thing extra to really make their jewelry stand out from the rest. these are, by far, my go-to pieces when i need a necklace (or some body jewelry, which i am equally as fond of!) && will always hold a special place in my inventory for how much i love them.

01.24.2012
from left to right ::
mandala hannya, hod the path to forgiveness, mandala shaka, mandala rushana && amorous fatum

mandala.. another one i love for how unique the jewelry pieces are. the sets i own from here are so intricately designed && packed with detail. the pieces i like from mandala are always large, statement kind of sets that practically drown my avatar in loveliness. i adore the way these pieces are constructed — there’s always lots goin’ on but it’s never *too* much — and for how realistic they look both in pictures && in world. i’ve never been disappointed in anything from mandala.. they are some of the nicest jewelers on the grid~

and.. last, but certainly not least (’cause these are totes in no particular order!), is amorous. i’ve featured this jewelry brand a lot lately here on my blog && even though it’s still fairly new-to-me, it’s taken a top spot in my list of favorites for jewels. they are so customizable, almost every set i own comes with *at least* a couple different textures for each part of the piece, and the detail on these as well are always superb. these claws i’ve blogged in the past are definitely up there too in my fave pieces from this brand, but the cross necklace i chose to showcase here is by far my top pick from their collection.

so! jewelry today! …and very little else. 😉 i enjoyed this challenge, not only because it gave me an excuse to go topless.. just to show off the jewelry of course!!.. but also because i’m really, really proud of how these pictures turned out. i’m wearing some awesome jewelry, though, so i guess it would’ve been kiiiiinda hard to mess it up~

other stuffs i’m wearing:
skin; glam affair amelie skin in contessa (past tdr item)
hair; lamb girlfriend in a coma in obsidian
eyes; fashism sunrise eyes in pale eggplant (store is closed atm, but these are a *group gift*! clicky right here to read how to get these for free, as well as several other sets too!)
makeup; nuuna’s parasitic (part of a hod piercing set by the same name)
eyeliner; kyoot feline in basic black
lashes; lelutka curl lashes

poses; adorkable

noellia

uber feminine && pink look ahoy!

01.10.2012

i know i blogged this new sweater from epic already the other day, but! these *new* metallic-colored alex strap heels from g field prompted me to wear this top again — the pink gold pair of pumps match the baby pink version of this sweater perfectly. i totally needed an excuse to snag these shoes, this peachy-pink color is *gorgeous* && i most definitely need more of this shade in my slife. ❤

but i’m also wearing a *new* skin from candydoll in the pics above, which admittedly i went a little overboard on the whole make it soft && dreamy in my image editing software (which isn’t something i do often to bloggity pics, btw!), so i took several raw shots of the skin to show her off~

01.10.2012
click to see it larger @ flickr!
makeups from left to right ::
blue, smokey, green, brown, cherry, purple && natural

this noellia skin is so lovely — the face is so soft && so cute. i really adore the makeup choices this time around, the cherry-bomb eye && lip combo is something i’ve not seen on a candydoll skin as of yet and i looooooove it! and as always, this skin comes with a ton of options… there’s different brow colors (the lighter blonde color is what i’m wearing above on the tattoo layer, but there’s darker brows included too), several different cup-sizes, and all the lip colors come on tattoo layers as well for easy mix ‘n’ match~

01.10.2012
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skintones from left to right ::
pale, tan, tanned && dark

all of the skintones have a nicely shaded && highlighted body and varying intensities of the same makeups. i love the face candydoll’s skins give me — innocent, sweet, and exceptionally girly with all the pastel lip colors. noellia does not disappoint.. she’s such a pretty new face from rebeca dembo && i think this skin is stunning!

get the look yourself:
skin; candydoll noellia
hair; magika promise
tattoo; para designs cosmic garden
eyes; insufferable dastard real eyes in honey (group gift)
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod silentium
sweater; epic fuzzy cardigan in baby pink
jeans; t.whore s&m skinny jeans in blow
bra; fishy strawberry lingerie soignee in nude
heels; g field strap shoes alex in pink gold
necklace; love soul mobile phone in sweets pink (50% off right now!)

poses; adorkable
location; sea salts

crosary

short, to the point post up ahead! \o/

i am such a *glutton* when it comes to jewelry from haus of darcy — i own a lot already, but aydan darcy just keeps releasing more && more awesome accessories.

her piercings are by far my favorites.. her necklaces && bracelets are the ones i most often search for in my inventory… so when i see new things, i get all glittery eyed && super excited.

9.25.2011
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all of my jewelry today — necklace, piercings && bracelet — are from hod.. but the bracelet i’m wearing is *new* and discounted! today is the *last day* to snag it for only 50L(!!) and is seriously worth it for the quality you’re getting.

there are four different versions (below i’m showing off only two, you’ll have to go scoop ’em to see the rest!) and it’s unisex too! it’s made to match the crosary necklaces, so if you have those.. you definitely *need* these bracelets.

9.25.2011
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i know i gush often about hod’s jewelry, and feature it a lot here on my blog, but it’s honestly because i wear it *so much* in world && adore the textures… and the fact that aydan makes unique pieces that i can’t find anywhere else. if nothing else, it’s worth checking out for the discount alone, riiiiight? goooooo grab them!

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in baby doll w/ juicy gloss in grape
hair; lelutka blythe in marilyn
tattoo; actchio suri kitty
eyes; insufferable dastard stellar eyes in blue && green (group gift)
lashes; onyx wear feather black lashes
freckles; l.fauna serious freckles
piercings; hod the crow’s crux
necklaces; hod mercenary necklace
bracelets; hod the crosary bracelet
top; mon tissu cropped tank in off-white
jeans; sakide worn corduroy pants in black
nails; luni last week’s manicure in grape (sale!)

poses; adorkable

home alone

when i blogged not too long ago that bff vivi && i had new land and a new house, i totally planned on taking pics once it was all decorated. but tbh it’s *still* not fully done (ehe), so.. you’ll have to settle for lookin’ at me in my bedroom… which also isn’t even complete just yet. ;p

what i’ve got in there so far is super cute, though, so.. at least that makes up for it? 😀

9.06.2011
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our land looks out over water, so the entire house is very.. beachy. which is cute and pretty and all pastel-y. i really like it. \o/ probably not what one might think my house would look like ;3 but it’s cute nonetheless! and my bedroom is basically a what next showroom, aha.. but their furniture is so nice && really fit with the sort of look vivienne and i were goin’ for. not everything is what next (just most of it, ahaha), but if you’re curious as to where anything is from just let me know! i may add in decoration credits at some point, but since it’s not the main focus of my post… i’m not going to for right now. *is terribly lazy*

but enough about my house! let’s talk about my outfit~

the cropped jeans i’m wearing today are from berries inc which is sadly closing its doors here soon. makes me sad, so many stores are closing! ;( but everything in the store is heavily, heavily discounted && i picked up these jeans for the piddly price of *50L*. they’re not quite capris, at least on my short self, but they’re not quite full-length jeans… they’re kinda perfect for this time of year when the weather can’t quite make up its mind — it can still be summer one day && then breezy and crisp like fall the next.

9.06.2011
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and do you see that cigarette in my mouth? i don’t typically wear cigarettes in sl, though i own a ton of them, and i’m not sure why. but this one? oh *hell* yes, it’s pink! pink!!! i picked it up @ the grunge soul project and really, it doesn’t get more awesome than a pink paper’d cigarette. there are a whole bunch’a options that come with it too. you can blow smoke rings (something i wish i knew how to do irl lolol), you can have the cigarette with a long ash as i have it or longer cigarette without the ash, && you can turn the smoke particles off too which is quite nice.

makes me want to glue this cigarette to my mouth, just ’cause it’s different. shame it doesn’t give off pink smoke too..

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in angelic w/ juicy gloss in strawberry
hair; truth martina in swedish
tattoo; actchio birds in the skull of a rose
eyes; poetic colors grey skies (previous freebie)
makeup; p.art foxy eyeliner
lashes; onyx wear feather black lashes
piercings; hod symphony
top; nanuk sven shirt
jeans; berries inc boyfriend jeans (closing sale!)
feets; maitreya bare feet tip-toes w/ dragonfly anklet
nails; rezipsa loc hot pink french nails
necklace; glow studio @ the dressing room blue so long necklace
mouthie; nikotin @ the grunge soul project cigarette in pink

poses; adorkable (all poses but the sitting one!)