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

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out for a stroll

10.22.2012

i really love how the entire grid seems to change with rl seasons… i’m seeing less && less bright green grass and more gorgeous fall foliage. and while i was on the warrumbungles sim (shopping, of course x3), i realized just how pretty the scenery was outside the store i was in. so naturally, i couldn’t resist taking a stroll down the cobblestone street and snapping my blog pics for today there.

and this windlight setting i used made the pretty trees behind me seem to glow, which was a wonderful effect. i rarely post process my blog pics here, the only thing i tend to do is mess a bit with brighness/contrast and sometimes smooth out jaggies on the avatar mesh, so the backdrop you see here is all in-viewer goodness. i used a windlight by elysium eilde (with a few tweaks for more cloud coverage in the sky) and it was absolutely perfect for painting a pretty autumn picture.

now onto my look…

10.22.2012

the skin i’m wearing today is from leafy.. and i’m honestly not sure why i’ve not given this brand a chance before. i *love* this face. these lips are perfection in shape and color && this skin tone i’m wearing here (called lumiel) worked so well with the freckle tattoos i wear all the time. it came with a pure, make-up free face which is ideal for layering your own favorite makeup tattoos on top, and a face with a simple black cat eye that i’m wearing. i honestly could not decide which skin to pick up first — i sat with about a billion demos in my inventory before i finally grabbed one — because there were lovely fantasy-type skins (paler and super dark tones with gorgeous makeups, then “out there” skin tones in shades of purple and green), halloween themed skins, and then more “normal” faces with in a range of everyday makeups. i settled on this sapphire skin for the moment, because i loved the way it looks on my shape, but as i said… no idea why i’ve not hoarded this skin brand before now.

the hair style i’m wearing here is *free* currently, in the exile subscribo, along with two more. i spotted them on kavar cleanslate‘s flickr before i got the notice && immediately went to snag ’em. and as i was unpacking, my jaw dropped. i was honestly expecting just three hair styles — the ones in the flickr pic in those specific hair colors — and was *floored* when i realized the gifts are actually fat packs. such a generous gift and so worth grabbing, especially if you’re like me and you picked up these hairstyles when they were @ tdr blue… but they didn’t come in your preferred hair color then. now, they most certainly do! :3

and lastly, this sweater i’m wearing here is out for a really nice discount @ my attic by dcny. this round of goodies is an awesome one — including *more* hair from exile && a super cute style by ploom, too — but these sweaters immediately caught my eye. for *95L* you get the sweater in your choice of colors and then two matching scarves that i’m not wearing here, one each to match the sweaters color-blocks. and amazing deal for really well-made mesh.. after you smack the exile subscribo, head to my attic for some more awesome bargains!

get the look yourself:
skin; leafy sapphire lumiel in liner
hair; exile betty lou in stefani (subscribo gift!)
tattoo; para designs venom
eyes; insufferable dastard bliss eyes in aqua
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
facial piercings; hod tv piercing 12
ear piercings; hod @ fair lost souls
sweater; dcny @ my attic d-line sweater in ballet
jeans; maitreya flare jeans #4
belt; maitreya old leather belt
shoes; ingenue @ collabor88 cindy in licorice
necklace; amorous fallen in grey
nails; virtual insanity @ cinema mesh square nails
ring; virtual insanity naboo ring
bag; luse olympia leather clutch bag
bracelets; maxi gossamer @ collabor88 ramona 77

poses; glitterati
location; warrumbungles

pink && green

new skin from pink fuel(!!!!!), new really amusing jewelry from amorous && a new *freebie!* piercing set from haus of darcy… seems as if these designers want me to *die* of happiness.

05.28.2012

i’m a li’l late when it comes to the skin addiction event, but when i saw there was a new pink fuel skin there.. just waiting for me to grab it.. i *knew* i had to go. and i am in loooooove. ❤ i love these lips, i love the two makeup choices (there’s scene, which i’m wearing here with dark eyes and glossy lips, and classic which has a less dramatic eye but has *perfect* red lips), i just love this face. i’m not sure which skin i like more, this alena skin or the alyx skin mochi milena has been teasing us with, but either way.. i *cannot* wait for the full release of either one! /me foams at the mouth

the necklace i’m wearing, from amorous… well. if you clickie that picture and make it larger, you’ll be able to see the message on the pendant. and i am sure you’ll fully understand why it amuses me so. 😉

05.28.2012

and let us not forget… freebie piercings from hod! the set of 4 omega nose gauges are *freeeeeeee* for the men only hunt, which started on the 26th && only runs for *two weeks*. while the prizes are more geared towards the guys, aydan darcy included both large && small sizes of these piercings to make ’em easier to fit on the ladies, too. which makes me so happy, because these bright, rainbowy colors are something you don’t normally find in hod’s already unique piercings… so the fact that i can wear these too is totally appreciated.

and they are completely free! all you gotta do is find ’em (so if you need a hint as to the prize location, check here and good luck!)~

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel @ skin addiction alena honey in scene
hair; ploom @ my attic aria
tattoo; vestigium rage
eyes; insufferable dastard neon eyes in blue
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod dimpled && omega nose gauge (hunt prize!)
dress; blah my shocking dress in hot pink (stumblebum item!)
necklace; amorous not granny’s necklace
nails; candy nail toy nails in pink

poses; glitterati

events galore

it seems like there is never a shortage of events goin’ on in sl these days. whether it’s sales, discount stores, charity fundraisers, themed events… not that i’m complaining, of course (and neither is my wallet, lemme tell ya), but trying to hit ’em all up can be quite a task!

luckily, bff vivi is just as much of a *shopaholic* as i am.. and thus, we can conceivably take advantage of twice as many sales as we could on our own if we combined our shopping forces together~

05.21.2012

she && i have hit up quite a few events and sales lately.. so we thought it only fitting to show off our haul together!

05.21.2012

a new round of the my attic sale on the deck sim started up last night… including *lots* of our favorite brands. the pretty skin vivienne is wearing here, along with this *adorable* pigtail hair, are both @ my attic from ploom and are discounted to just *95L* a color/tone. i think it’s safe to say that vivi’s *favorite* brand for skins is ploom — she has worn the maia face pretty exclusively since she snagged a few of helyanwe vindaloo‘s skins. this particular skin is a different face, lea this time, but it looks just as pretty on vivi as her usual, and the discount.. i’m fairly certain vivi squealed when i told her about it. ;p

her top here, by baiastice, is out for a hefty discount @ the dressing room blue.. along with a whole slew of awesome goodies from some amazing brands, as usual. both of the dressing room events are fantastic ways to discover new-to-you brands (for instance, neither vivi nor i owned any baiastice mesh clothing before this… but after seeing this top? and its adorable star pattern? makes me want to rectify my lack of this brand in my inventory!) as well as grab some items from brands you know for much less than expected. this top in particular was a nice find.. the color, cut && *price* make it perfect to lounge around in while the summer heat creeps up!

05.21.2012

the ruffly yellow shorts i’m wearing here, by g field are a *donation* item out @ culture shock. g field can really do no wrong in my eyes when it comes to shoes and clothing (but especially shoes!!) so grabbing these was a no-brainer.. especially since the cost to purchase goes right to the charity culture shock is raising funds for. these shorts are cute, flirty && packed with details all over.. the bright yellow color (which i am *loving* lately) was just a bonus.

and the last sales event i wanted to touch on was this month’s round of collabor88. there’s no shortage of goodies at collabor88, some of which i’ve already blogged, but the cloudy-sky necklace i’m wearing here from league (those clouds.. they move!) && the white shrug i’ve got on by kyoot both were things i *had* to have. i always look forward to when a new collection @ collabor88 goes up and this round was particularly wonderful.. i don’t think there was anything i *didn’t* like.

shopping on a budget can be a bit of a pain, but there’s definitely no reason not to hit up all the various sales && events out there to feed your shoppin’ need. and you never know, you could discover a new favorite designer… which is always exciting.. at least to me. /shopping junkie

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (blonde) ::
skin; glam affair leah in natural
hair; exile @ my attic secret summer in stefani
tattoo; para designs timeless
eyes; mayfly deep sky mesh eyes in absinthe shadow
lip color; fishy strawberry allure faded lipstick in rose
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod silentium
top; fishy strawberry @ the dressing room neo-romantic blouse in white
shrug; kyoot @ collabor88 soft heart cropped top in white
shorts; g field @ culture shock frill shorts in yellow
heels; gos pimp your pumps in point platform
necklace; league @ collabor88 long daydream necklace
nails; candy nail love balloon in blue

on vivienne tailleur (brunette) ::
skin; ploom @ my attic lea cream in red white
hair; ploom @ my attic aria
tattoo; para designs neptune
eyes; insufferable dastard reflection eyes in sunset (group gift)
lashes; miamai catwalk lashes in twinkle
piercings; hod tv piercing 3
top; baiastice @ the dressing room blue fede mesh top in sky
shorts; mon tissu cuffed denim shorts in classic wash
heels; n-core coquette
necklace; needful things my love necklace
nails; candy nail birth stone in pearl
bracelet; miel chum bracelet (past subscribo gift)

poses; glitterati
location; south farthing