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Monday, 29 July 2013

Just what you're worth

Dear SL...

So today was the last day of the hair fair and while I am sad to see the end of it.
I am happy that it was a great event for a great cause.
As it was the last day, It is known as Bandana Day and I ditched my pixel hair in honour of it.


Bandanna: !Ohmai: - Hair Fair 2013 Bandana - (At the recently finished Hair Fair) - (Maybe note card Creator)
Skin: THESHOPS - (09) - (FACE) - 'Pussy'
Make-Up: .Pekka. - Vintage Cat eyeliner ONLY - (Part of a set)
Dress: ::BB:: - Shushu Frill Mesh Party Dress - CREAM - (Over skirt is a flexi)
Feet: Slink - Mesh Feet Flat

Rabbit: !Ohmai: - LDF - Hope Bunny Plushie - @LDF



Now while I brought many of the Hair Fair Bandana's, The Ohmai one stood out as an exceptionally elegant and beautiful.
It has already been featured on many blog posts and flickr's.
However when I thought about what it ment, I was reminded of this dance I seen on the show "So You Think You Can Dance".
It really took my breath away and I wanted to base my look on that, This bandana is the closest to it.
Video link to the inspired dance HERE.
Now as most will know the Hair Fair is held for the RL charity Wig's For Kids and a portion of the proceeds raised go towards it.
For more information go to the Official Wigs For Kids webpage HERE.

Another worthy cause currently hitting the gird at the moment is the Love Donna Flora charity.
"In December 2011 Squinternet was diagnosed with breast cancer that had metastasized to her bones and was only given to the summer of 2012 to live." 
For more information about the life changing event of Squinternet, Please click HERE.

Showing just how compassionate and touching Secondlife can be the community has pulled together to create an amazing event.
The event runs from July 25th - 11th Aug, I encourage everyone to check it out and reflect upon the message this event sends not only to Squinternet but all that this touches in RL and SL.
To see the event coverage and Items offered click HEREThe Seraphim team do a great job.
Donna Flora Event LM HERE.

Personally Donna Flora has been one of my favourite jewellery stores of all time, The jewellery is refined and elegant.
Like no other on the grid.
I remember the first time I was introduced to Donna Flora, It was through JuicyBomb's blog.
When landing at the store I was to impressed I didn't know what item I wanted first, All to soon I somehow found myself with the linden balance of 0L and an dire want for more items from this store.

Coming from someone in the nursing industry, I know all to well about the stages in which people deal with news such as this and well it really does mean something when they see hope in the everyday.
Doing our part to let people know we care and that we want to make a difference how ever small a gesture might be, It all helps.

With all this being said again Ohmai, (Who is one of the most amazing content creators in SL in my honest opinion) Made this cute little button eyed bunni.
It has the option to change the colour of the bunni, The eyes and the flag.
The flag has various words that can be chosen, But for me when I think of the journey in which people endure and the spirit, strength that it takes.
Personally I think "Hope" is the most appropriate.

After all this I think I am going to go with the song that means a lot and is also the soundtrack to the song of the dance that is posted above.
Fix You - ColdPlay

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble



Sunday, 28 July 2013

There's no rules to follow

Dear SL...

Sometimes I like to think how it would feel to be famous, Rich and powerful and I like to think I would do something positive with it.
But as all things there are pros and cons to everything and I think that it would be hard to balance that kind of image with a "normal" life style.
With this I am glad in SL I can feel like a princess and still feel normal.
Working on these thoughts and being inspired by many SL creations, I came upon today's look.

Blog look #55


Hair: [Decoy Hair] - Lia - Chocolate - @THF - (Last day so HURRY!)
Crown: Noodles - Whole New World - Tiara - Silver/Diamond - (Gotcha item) - (Old Arcade item June '13, At store)
Make-Up1: .Pekka. - Classy Eye shadow with eyeliner - Platinum - (Option of a set)
Make-Up2: .Pekka. - Vintage Cat eyeliner - 4 - (Option of a set)
Shirt: TRAPHOUSE COLLECTIVE - Girls Loose Shirt - Floral Mortality
Pants: Overhigh - Suede Pants - Gray - @TDF
Shoes: N-core - CUORE - "Black" - (Hud change 4 styles of shoes and other features)

Speaking of princess, I was treated like one on my B'day especially by my sister Abbey.
This girl has been with me for years, Since my very first noobie weeks.
When I say noobie, I mean when I had oil skin and looked like a drag queen girl. (This was not the look I was going for being a girl.)
Like most I thought I looked amazing, How wrong I was!
But she has stood by me through thick and thin and vice verse.

The reason I bring this up is because she spoilt me on my B'day and brought me these amazing shoes from N-Core.
I had wanted them forever and while I found it hard just picking one colour, Found them so amazing i later ran out and got the red as well.
They were just so impressive and the fact my sister knew how much I wanted them, Made them all the sweeter when I got them unpacked.
They have a hud that is more intricate than I have ever seen on the gird before.
It allows you to change nail colour, shoe part colours and such.
But the truly initiative control it has is the fact it can change your heel shoe style four different ways!

The hair I have featured in this look is just gorgeous, I don't want to take it off.
Its like the creator Decoy had my av in mind when they released this hair.
I had an issue when trying this hair on, It came in the demo of a nice blonde colour and made me question my choice in hair colours.
Damn you Decoy look what you have done to me, Should I try blonde?

The tiara upon my head is one created by the store Noodles for the Arcade event, However it is now at the store.
Looking on Marketplace for a tiara that lived up to the high standards i hoped to find, I was disappointed.
Until i remembered this one, It is in a gotcha machine which by now you all should know I can not control myself around.
So finding this was my cup of tea, It made the look I was going for complete.

Song of the day is on that I just wanted to share as usual, If you have any bands to suggest please do so.
Murmurs - Bird Of Tokyo

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble


Saturday, 27 July 2013

Carry on shuffling in order and in line

Dear SL...

Although it is winter here in RL and while its close to snowing, The last thing on my mind would be to dress in swimwear.
However when this incredible swimwear hit my inventory I couldn't help myself.
But I guess that is one of the beautiful things about SL, You can do things you wouldn't usually do in RL.

Blog look #54



Hair: Magika - Mint - NEW!
Make-Up: .Pekka. - Classy Eye shadow with eyeliner - Electric Blue - (Option in set)
Ring: Shakeup! - Fabric - Flower Ring - [Stars] - (Old Arcade item June '13, Check store)
Swimsuit: Mag<3.B. - Body suit - jeans - (Includes Starfish, Surfboard and hat)
Shoes: REDGRAVE - Shoes Helena - (Hud of 12 colour change)

I think sometimes you come across an outfit that adding to much to it would ruin things, So simplicity is the best.
This swimsuit is such one that I felt this way about, There are many patterns and colours.
I beyond love the look of this outfit and although I wish the top and bottom part had the option to be worn on their own because I would love to mix and match it with other outfits, It was just so sweet.
There are many swimsuits within SL but this has to be one of the more unique ones with its design.
The layout of it remind me of something seen within the fashions of the 40's but yet the patterns and colours suggest a more modern affair.
This outfit comes with a visor and surf board not to mention a few of the cute little starfishes to attach to your av's body, Although I didn't picture them above they are defiantly a bonus.

The hair I have on is a NEW one by Magika and as ever I love the hud system of the hairs making choosing colours so much more enjoyable.
This hair is a messy up-do, Which personally I really liked the hair down the sides at the front.
Not something I have seen produced yet by any other designer.

The shoes are the Helena shoes from RedGrave that I have featured before in my blog but I can not stop raving about,
They are just so pretty and I am a sucker for strap heels.
On top of all these reasons to love them, They are colour change with a 12 colour optional hud.
Perfect way to dress up even a swimwear outfit.

While I now have to find a pixel beach worthy of this look, I will leave you with a song.
We Are - Karnivool

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble


Friday, 26 July 2013

We move in circles day to day

Dear SL...

There are two things I can not resist in SL (Well there are probably more, However these are two that are relevant to this post.)
They are Gotchas and also cute things, Which usually are one and the same.
I just have no control when I see any gotchas... Its something that I know I have an addiction problem with.
I am sure I am not alone, So if like me you cant help it... Stop reading now.
You have been WARNED!

Blog look #53



Hair: TRUTH - Candy - Browns - 03
Headband: :Sugar: - Yummy Bites Headband - {Mint Bow}- (Gotcha item) - @TFF
Necklace: (Yummy) - Vintage Camera Charm Necklace - (Colour change bow) - (Old C88 item, Check store)
Shirt: Overhigh - Lace Shirt - White
Bra: Color.Me.H.O.F - GoddessBra II - [White] - (Texture)
Pants: Maitreya - Zipper - Skinny Pastel - Mint
Shoes: Slink - Ilena Sandals - White - (Add on shoes for Slink Flat bare feet)
Feet: Slink - Mesh Feet - Flat

This look is one of the more fun loving casual day looks.
I found myself wandering around various events happening within the grid, As I usually do.
I stumbled upon the Food Fair event and these Headbands stuck within Hearts gotcha were calling my name. TAXI.
They are just so cute...

So with a good few goes of the gotcha, I had a great many of colours to work with for my look of the day.
Upon looking at my Flickr list, I found the NEW must have lace top from Over High.
I went right over and collected my copy, Slowly my look was forming.

Than digging back through my recently purchased items, I had yet to unpack.
I found the pretty and bright mint coloured zipper jeans from Maitreya.
Peeeeeerfect!
Just what I needed to match with my headband.

With my go to Slink bare feet and sandals, It was only a matter of searching through my vast inventory of hairs.
Finally I found the perfect one.

So after all that the above look was born and well I must say I didn't want to take it off for days, And as a blogger who is forever creating looks and has a shopping addiction.
This is something that tells me, With all the talented designers items I was truly happy with the look I had achieved for not just the day but one I will go back to.

All that was left to do was find a song to dance around to, While exploring the rest of the grid.
Lift - Poets Of The Fall

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble


Thursday, 25 July 2013

Another time another place

Dear SL...

Its so cold in Rl where I live.
Its snow weather and I guess the reason I bring this up is that no matter how cold it is in RL, In SL it is always how I want to feel.
In this case today I wanted to feel like a rock princess.

Blog look #52



Hair: TRUTH - Delta - Browns - 05
Make-Up1: .Pekka. - Vintage Cat eyeliner - 4 - (An option of a set)
Make-Up2: .Pekka. - Classy Eye shadow with eyeliner - Platinum - (An option of a set)
Necklace: PP - The Host Eye Pendant - @TSS
Coat: The Secret Store - Structured Blazer - Crow - (Old FaMeshed item but now at store)
Bodysuit: ::DirtyMind:: - Hands On Bodysuit - (Fishnet) - @Fi*Friday
Shorts: ::{u.f.o}:: - piki piki shorts - give it to me - red - @C88
Shoes: RedGrave - Shoes Helena - (12 colors hud)

I really like to combination of red and black, Makes a normally plain looking black outfit just pop.
I don't usually wear a lot of heels and such but when you find ones that just make you drool with excitement at the very site of them, You cant help but have to have them.

This is exactly what happened when I seen the Helena heels from Redgrave.
These shoes are not only gorgeous on but they also have a colour change hud with 12 options, Thus making it very versatile for any outfits.

Although when I first put the Pure Poison necklace The Host Eye Pendant was quiet shocking, It slowly grew on me and I think it is an interesting piece that really makes a statement.
This is part of the NEW event Seraphim Social, If you haven't checked it out yet here is a TAXI.

It is no secret the the store U.F.O is one of my favourites.
But when they came out with these slightly suggestive shorts, they blew my mind.
They are just so well made and look amazing on, I got many of them from this months Collab88.

Now in true style of this outfits theme, I sort out a rock song and by that I mean modern rock.
Burning Bridge - Foo Fighters

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble


Tuesday, 23 July 2013

It went by like dusk to dawn

Dear SL...

It is my RL birthday and I figured I might bring with this fun news a very bright look.
As you well know, I don't usually do the bright colours.
However this look turned out to be just what I wanted, I feel like a skittle.

Blog look #51



Hair: Magika - Dusty - (Hud colour change) - NEW!
Bow: Kyoot - Pretty White Dress Head Band Bow - (Closed now sorry, But I am sure you can find another bow)
Eyes: [Crash Republic] - Melanie Eye - (dark blue) - (Come with 2 sets of eyes) - @TSS
Make-Up: DAMNED - Rainbow 2 - ll - (Option in a set)
Piercing: Cute Poison - Cosmos Piercing - (Hud colour change)
Bracelet: *BOOM* - Knit Friendship Bracelet - (rainbow) - (June "13 Arcade item, Check trade group or store)
Shirt: Chemisty - Echo Tank Top - (shirt) - Rainbow
Pants: *TuttiFrutti* - Choose Mesh Jeans - Sand - @TSS
Shoes: N-core - CUORE - "Red Passion" - (Amazing Hud)

Something about wearing bright, Colourful clothes makes a persons attitude more positive.
Just makes you feel good, I am not sure why.
I am sure there are psychology studies on the reasons behind this.
But what ever the reason, It is a nice pick me up even on the moodiest of days.

The piercing in the picture above is just simply pretty, It also comes with a nice hud that allows you to change colour of each gems and the metals.
But you haven't heard the best part, the price on this is a lot cheaper than it should be for something of such high quality.

Speaking of amazing huds and items, The shoes...oh the shoes.
I drooled when I first found these shoes, with the hud you can change the style of your shoes 4 different ways.
Also nail colours, heel of the shoe, the inside and a few more options.
I haven't seen a pair of shoes like this on the gird before and while the price might initially take your breath away, You have to remember how much you would pay for four pairs of shoes.
I can personally guarantee that you will not be disappointed and remember you can always try the demo and experience this revolutionary hud for yourself.
N-Core you amazing store you.

Now I have recently blogged all about the new Seraphim event, Called the Seraphim Social.
But just in case you missed it, The idea is that each month a book is chosen and designers in the event create items themed around the book.
This months book is the Host by Stephenie Meyers.
The pants in this blog are so well made and were so easy to pair with this look.
The creator TuttiFrutti has long been one of my favourites stores on the grid.
Taxi to the event HERE.

It has been a great birthday both SL and RL.
But one friend in particular (He knows who he is) made my birthday ultra special.
With a card and a amazing hud for my blog, Words can't express how much this means to me.

Ok its that time again.... yep here is a song.
Dream On - Areosmith

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble



Monday, 22 July 2013

Soul Out side

Dear SL...

Today is the launch of the new event Seraphim Social.
For those who don't know Seraphim, It is a site that allows you to view items at various events.
They work very hard and now they are doing their very own event.

This event isn't like any of the events brought to the grid as of yet.
The concept is fresh and interesting, One that I am sure we all will love.
But before I enlighten you on the finer details, I will give you a look at some of the items in this round of the event.

Blog look #50



Hair: TRUTH - Aria 2 - Browns - 02 - (Two versions of the hair in one) - NEW!
Eyes: [Crash Republic] - Wanda Eye - @TSS
Necklace: Lark - Mirrored Souls - Necklace - (Lola friendly) - @TSS
Shirt: jane - intrinsic.tank - brown - chocolate - (Free - Textured, Basic shirt recommend for all inventory's)
Pants: Overhigh - Suede Pants - Crem - @TDF
Shoes: Slink - Marie Roman Sandals - Brown

Poses: Flash Friendly Poses - Defensive - @TSS
           Flash Friendly Poses - Tired of The Seeker - @TSS

There are so many events hitting the gird.
If you are anything like me, You think to yourself its so over whelming and surely you wont find time or the linden to visit them all.

However the event called Seraphim Social, You wont want to miss.
The way it works is that at the start of the month a book is chosen and the idea is like a book club... You run out, Grab the book and read it.

Than on the 22nd of each month the event starts and ends on the 11th of the next month.
In addition to the sales event, You can also join in on the book club meeting created in world on the Saturday closest to the 11th on that month.
For more details please see this page HERE.
And if you haven't heard of the main site that is Seraphim, I will leave you this link. HERE.

As for the items displayed in the picture above the instant they hit my inventory, I was in love.
The items this round are inspired by the book "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer.



I originally did not want to have anything to do with this book, Due to the mind numbing twilight series (Controversial opinion I know, Please don't hate me. I think the movies did a really good job of making the story come to life.)
However a night of boredom and having access to a database of movies, Most of which I had seen.
So I watched the host, After all I wanted to do was read the book.
I found it so much more interesting and I really enjoyed it.

This is a summary of the story for you.
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

I fell in love with the eyes in this event, I hardly ever change my eyes but these Wanda eyes. (The eyes of the invaded soul)
The designer Crash Republic did such an amazing job with these, They turned out so pretty and are making me consider using them permanently for my av.
Along with these "Infected eyes of Wanda", You get Melanie's eyes which are just as pretty.
I am hopeing to blog them later as well but just in case I don't get around to it, I thought I would mention it was included.

The other exciting item, Is the necklace by Lark.
This necklace is just so nice looking and has such a earthy elemental look to it.
"This is now one of my favourite necklaces I own and don't be surprised if you see it often.
The necklace is meant to represent two souls bound together. The mirrors are reflections of each, their past lives (the ocean world and earth desert) and the two beads are a representation of the two most important people in ones life. If you look really closely, you can see the faint image of a face and birds in one of the mirrors."
After reading this description of the meaning behind the necklace written by the creator Sienia Trevellion, I love it all the more. 

There are more Host inspired blog posts to come I am sure and I am so very excited to see what is to come from this event.
I am a nerd and beyond love books, So this event is my cup of tea.
Oh and before I forget please leave me any suggestions in my comments of books you would like to be featured in the event.
Or you can join the Seraphim Social facebook page, Vist the venue and put your suggestion in the box.
In case you didn't see the taxi to The Seraphim Social event above here is another TAXI.

And with all that information to digest I am sure you are overwhelmed, So here is a song from the host movie.
Soul Out Side - Antonio Pinto

Until Next Time 
Shiny Bubble



This myth is methodized

Dear SL...

I try to keep but with regular blog posts but sometimes its so hard not to get distracted by things in world.
By things I mean friend and their shenanigans.
So blog posts that would usually take me an hour or two than take me several hours more.

Along with that I know you must notice I keep struggling to fight my love of the colour black, It gets me in trouble in RL to.
I am actually banned from buying black clothes in RL, But there is no one to stop me here so *pokes tongue out*

Blog look #49



Hair: (epoque hair) - Tied Up - Earth - (Hud colour change) - (Also comes with hair base)
Headband: =Zenith= - Thorn HeadBand - Black - (Old Chapter Four item, Available in store)
Make-Up: .Pekka. - Vintage Cat eyeliner ONLY - (One of the options in the vintage set)
Ring: Love Zombie - Mix Tape Ring
Piercing: Cute Poison - Neck Corset Piercing - black
Shirt: [M.o.w] - Off Shoulder Top - (Old item of Fi*Friday, Check store)
Pants: -SU!- - Cut Off Grunge Jeans - Black - (Textured)
Leggings: erratic - fishnet wide - full - black
Shoes: [Gos] - Triumph Boots - Male - (They do fit females)

Sometimes its the little details that make an outfit really work, I love my accessories.
Upon my travels while bringing this outfit together I came across the Cute Poison store.
I have heard of this store before and even owned a few things but I fell more in love with it once I had the chance to have a proper look around.
The Corset neck piercing had me from the moment I saw it, I knew I had to have it.
Not to mention it was the very thing I had searched for to complete my outfit.

The shorts are from Suicidal Unborn and while they are textured, I couldn't find a pair of mesh ones that even came close to the look of these.
Not only that but I find a lot of the mesh shorts, Especially the high waisted ones make my butt look abnormally big... What I like to call the bubble butt effect.
Now yes usually I love all things bubble but on this rare case it is not what I want.

I am also not one usually for hairs without some kind of bangs obscuring the front of a hair style but I came across this hair from Epoque and I must say I am now a convert because it is just gorgeous.

It is also a fine line to walk when adding items to a look, You run the risk of making it look cluttered.
However I think this look I have balanced it just right and I am quiet pleased with how it turned out.

The last order of business for this post is a song to get you in the mood, Today I have just the right one.
Deadman - Karnivool

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble

Saturday, 20 July 2013

I can taste the tension

Dear SL...

So today I bring you an outfit that is inspired by just the genreal exploring of SL.
Just hanging out with friends, Shopping and chatting.
While doing so, This was the result.

Blog #48




Hair: . Liquence . - F2 - Natural Fades - (New store)
Shirt: Maitreya - Lux Sweater - Wool - Mix Snow
Bracelet1: *BOOM* - Friendship Bracelet - (Lilac) - (Old item from June '13 Arcade, Check group for trade)
Bracelet2: *BOOM* - Knit Friendship Bracelet - (pastel) - (Old item from June '13 Arcade, Check group for trade)
Nails: Izzie's - French Nails - (Huge colour change hud)
Jeans: Maitreya - Zipper - Skinny Pastel - Lavender
Shoes: Slink - Ilena Sandals - White - (Need the Flat slink bare feet as these are add on shoes)
Feet: Slink - Mesh Feet - Flat - (Make sure you get the enhanced set. This is so you can buy appliers for them, which most skin designers now have.)

I am causal and light today which is a nice change of late.
I noticed while looking back at my Flickr of my blog post pictures, That I have stuck to the dark blacks and greys.
I wanted to break from that and show a different side, Although I usually gravitate towards the dark shades.
I do however enjoy the bright side to, I just find it harder to work with.
But I do feel when I find the right combo it is just amazing.

Maitreya still has their sale on for a few more days, So if you haven't run over there yet now is the time.
The skinny zipper jeans (lilac shown above) just has the best shading of the bottom on any pair of jeans on the SL grid.
Seriously when I have these on, I cant stop staring at how amazing my butt looks.

And despite the hair fair being on with all the gorgeous hairs available, I just can't stop wanting to put the F2 hair from Liquence the very same talented owner of Villena.

Time for me to find some flower fields to go skipping through and for you to listen to the song of the day.
Just another one of those songs stuck in my head.
Domino - Jessie J

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble

Show me where to look, Tell me what will I find

Dear SL...

This is not the first blog I have ever worked on, Shock and oar I know.
But when shopping around recently I was reminded that I use to do a challenge that proved that as long as you knew the right places, You could make a pretty modern and nice Av without spending one L.

I think every so often it is good to show this as we often get caught up buying a new this and a new that.
SL is a free game and it can remain so, If that's the way you want it.

Blog Freebie Challenge #1



Skin: al vulo - Arya 2* - supporter - blonde brow - claveage - bronze - (Need to join group)
Shape: Sweet Teens - Anna Shape - (Marketplace)
Hair: Eaters Coma - GIFT 03 - Dark Mauve - (Fatpack hud just press to receive the tone) - (Need to join group)
Necklace: PP - Lora Necklace - (Subscriber Gift)
Dress: [AUX] - My Deer - Mini - Gravity - (Gift at Hair Fair on the floor of the store along with other items)
Shoes: *COCO* - Belted Ankle Boots - (Need to join group)

Due to the amazing generosity and talents of the designers within the gird, I was able to come up with this look.
Not to bad right?
Best part is, It is 100% FREE!.
Not one L spent on her and to me she doesn't look anything like a noob.

Sure I spent hours trying to find this and that to go with the desired look that I had in mind, But it was a lot of fun.
For me the hardest thing to find when making a Av free from scratch is finding shoes.
N-core have some amazing heels for free at their store and the only cost is joining a group but they didn't fit the outfit I had created.
Many of the items acquired only took joining a free group of the store to receive an item, And lets face it... thats not hard as well as getting news about the store releases.
Personally I would say that is a good deal.

Eaters Coma are one of my little guilty pleasures when it comes to hair and clothes and I was surprised to see they actually have two hairs in fat packs and a mesh dress out for free.

Coco Designs are always a big help when searching for nice items and they have a whole wall of selection.

Maiterya has a V.I.P group that is free to join and has one or two items out usually including the ever hard to find gorgeous eyelashes.

Usually shapes are the next hardest thing to find but a quick search on the Marketplace and I found a cute one instantly.
Now when using the marketplace to find these items be sure to search the key words Gift, Promo or Free.
You will have to put up with going through 0-10L items and a lot of demo's but it is worth it once you find the items you are looking for.

While on my quest last night I found some brilliant web sites dedicated to helping you find some cute free items, I will list them below.

SecondLife24Hr
ScoopIt

And also reading this blog post by Harlow Heslop would maybe help to, It has noobie terms, freebie guide and more.
Check it out HERE.

So there you have it, You can do it... Just takes time and the know how.
And I think its now time for the song of this post.
Shine - Collective Soul

Ok so hopefully I have helped you out and also I would love to see you try the challenge to see what you come up with.
Link me in my comments.

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble

Thursday, 18 July 2013

The memories of the seasons past

Dear SL...

I figured its about time I got on board this Bloggers Meme Challenges.
My SL mum Rudh (Blog found here.) is an avid follower of Strawberry Sighs Meme and participates in the challenges most every week.
It seems a bit of fun and just something a little different than the usual fashion post.
Maybe you will even get to know a bit about the girl behind this blog.



I thought I might start with the lastest of meme to come from Strawberry (This being a little late to post as I wrote it before I left for holiday, Only I didn't have time to finish it....So lets just pretend.).
This is the Haunted Meme with the instructions as follows:
Meme Instructions: What are you afraid of? What are you haunted by? Share some of your fears and if you can, create an image depicting one of them.

Freak you out yet?



What about now? .... *Shivers*



Now for me my biggest irrational fear is of Weeping angels from Dr Who, They Creep me out and Just make me cringe at the very thought.

For those who don't know what a weeping angel is, They are a ancient alien race.
They feed on people by sending them back in time, They move quickly and silently when not being watched.
So what ever you do, If you see one "DON'T BLINK!!!"

Given that I am so scared of them you would think that anyone who knew this weakness would be nice enough to be kind.
However in RL I am haunted by them, As a person in my house in RL went and brought a angel like a these statues and it shows up randomly around. 
And I scream like a complete girl, Until it is taken away.

Yes I am a complete nerd and yes I know they arn't real, Or are they?!?

Anyway I guess from this alone you have figured out I am a huge Dr Who Fan!

I will link you to a clip of the weeping angels if you have never seen them HERE!, You have been WARNED about how creepy they are. 
AND REMEMBER DON'T BLINK!

Today's song is:
The Time Traveller - Breaking Orbit

Until Next Time 
Shiny Bubble

Stand there with arms out

Dear SL...

You may have noticed my absence in the last week, This is due to the fact my RL birthday is coming up and I went away this week to celebrate.
Why did I do it this week you might ask, Well RL has a way of getting in the way of things ... Even it's self sometimes.
In any case I am back and more full of life than ever.
Ready to bring you more posts, So lets get to that.

Blog look # 47



Hair: [AUX] - Hair - CutiePie - CoffeeBean - (Hud colour change) - @The Hair Fair
Make-Up: .Pekka. - Vintage Cat eyeliner - ONLY - (Part of the vintage make-up set)
Bracelet: Cute Poison - Celestial Bracelet - (Colour change hud, Stars and band change seprate) - @TFW
Bag: [Crash Republic] - Gamer Clutch - @TFW
Shirt: Tee*fy - Bella Ruffles Camisole - One Layer - Black - @C88 
Shorts: {mon tissu} - Hanalei Shorts - Black
Leggings: ::DirtyMind:: - Gun Shy Garter - (Striped) - @TFW 
Shoes: [Etchaflesh] - Midnight Sneaker Boots

For my first look back, I think this one really hit the mark.
What's not to love, My av feels so cute in this.

The hair was a must have from AUX at the hair fair.
It is very cute and comes with a hud change for the bow.
This hair pretty much kicked off the whole vibe for this outfit.

For great detailed layout of the hair fair and to see the hair pics, Check out this link.
Seraphim.

The leggings featured here are new ones from DirtyMind and are at this weeks Fashion Week event.
They are the right kind of edge for my cute look and they come in a choice of black or black and white.
I can simply not resist leggings, They are one of my weakness when it comes to shopping on SL.
No matter how many I have I am always wanting more.

Cute Poison also has a must have item released at the Fashion Week event, I was all set to buy all the colours when to my surprise they through all colours displayed in a hud for one low price, It was a steal.

In case you didn't pick up on the other LM's to the fashion week event here is another TAXI.

Well that is pretty much it for now, Except I am so excited to announce my favourite Aussie band is coming out with their new album next month and I can't wait to share it.
So here is a little taste.
Lodestar - Dead Letter Circus

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble

Friday, 12 July 2013

In this world its hard to get it right

Dear SL...

This is a post I have been wanting to do for a while now but things have a way of getting put to the background for a while but I do get around to them eventually.
While I do love new and exciting things, I also love working way through my inventory and rediscovering those things that were once new and exciting.
If you are like me sometimes you buy things and forget about it until you go looking.

Blog look #46



Hair: Eaters Coma - HAIR 21 - Dark Chestnut
Tattoo1: -UtopiaH- - Punched Cross Tattoo - (Includes piercing)
Tattoo2: cheLLe - (injuries) - J'Black Scars Jumped - (Comes in a pack with a few options combos)
Tattoo3: Corvus - Bloody Lips
Shirt: Tee*fy - Basic Knot T-Shirt - WaterColor - (Old C88 Item, Check store)
Hands: RO - Scissorhand - Hand
Belt: *BLITZED* - BUG belt
Pants: Pumpkin - Patched skinnies - (Come with a hud to change knee patch holes)
Shoes: MIEL - ESPADRILLES - SOLID - natural - (Old FLF item, Check store)

This look is just a fun look, kind of spooky but when I came across RO's Scissor hands I knew I had to have them.
Edward Scissor hands happen to be one of my most watched movies when I was younger and I recently watched it again after finding these and still love it to this day.

Eater Coma is a store that has many good hairs and some great clothes, I fear it is not as well known as it should be.
SO if you haven't heard of this store please check it out.

Pumpkins patch jeans are so cute and I had to have them the moment I seen them.
I had some issue with getting it to fit my shape but in the end I won them over and loved the effect of them.

Song of the moment.
Everybody - Ingrid Michaelson

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble

Thursday, 11 July 2013

There is no way out

Dear SL...

It seems my blog styles always go in colour batches, For some reason when I like one item its the same colour as more items I find I like.
I don't do this on purpose but it seems it happens a lot.
This is just a quick short post, As its raining and in RL we are all stuck inside for the day.
However in SL all is sunny.

Blog look #45



Skin: Glam Affair - Lulu - ( America ) - 01 - A - @C88
Hair: Magika - Habit - (Hud change for colours)
Circlet: LaGyo - Aura headpiece - silver
Ring: [AUX] - Melt My Heart - White - (Old C88 item, Check store)
Shirt: Overhigh - Citizen 2 - (Gift)
Pants: .:villena:. - gray/b wo/s - acid wash skinnies - (High Waisted)
Shoes: ISON - leather strap sandals - (gray) - (Add-ons for Slink feet) - @C88
Feet: Slink - Flat Feet - (Slink Avatar Enhancement Flat Feet update for appliers) - (Needed for add on shoes)

The theme I went for today is centred around the shirt by Over High, It states "I Am Not A Second Class Citizen" which is based one a RL campaign.
This is a documentary and campaign that looks into the discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Follow this link to have a look at the official site. HERE.
The shirt is also a gift so that makes it even better, Personally its one of my most favourite recent additions to my inventory.

I have always loved circlets and LaGyo has answered my desire with this cute simple circlet in this rounds Fusion Dressing Room.
It comes in the choice of silver or gold, Personally I am much more a silver person in RL and SL.

I love my new Ison add on shoes for my Slink feet, and as more designers get on board for creating items that combine with the Slink feet the more I realise how good a buy they were.

Not to mention the amazing skin I have on from Glam Affair, This skin designer has long since been my skin especially when the Arcade came out with Lulu and now you have a chance to own a version at a discounted price in this months C88.

Well that is all for this post, But all I have left is to show you the song that somehow just came to em and got stuck in my head last few days.
Its another oldie but to me still a goodie.
Runaway Train - Soul Asylum

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

I seen the sun up ahead

Dear SL...

Ok ok so I am well over due for another post, SHHH brain I am doing it already.
I have been busy redoing my home land on SL and I am finally happy with it again.
And now I even have some pretty hangout areas to be when I am typing up my blog.
Which is what I am doing at this moment.
*Sighs* So pretty and comfortable...Yes my pixels can be comfortable, you heard me.

Blog look #44



Hair: Magika - Moment
Earrings: [MAGIC NOOK] - Babydoll Earring (Silver)
Rings: :::LP::: - Christian Ring -  [Siver] - @Fashion Week
Badge: RO - Insignia - BEAUTY QUEEN - Black - LongTailed
Shirt: (fd) - Button Shirt Half Tucked
Pants: !gO! - Pocket Pants - (I think technically men's pants but can be unisex) - @TMD
Shoes: DECO - MESH Classic Sneaks - (black)

Today's look all steamed from the pants I got at Men's Dept, They are so well made and just had to have them. Taxi Here.
But than started the search for what to go with them.... I had no idea.
Total mind blank on this, So what else was I to do but Tp around to some of my favourite stores for inspiration.

After a few failed attempts at items that just didn't work the way I wanted them to, I finally stumbled upon Fashionably Dead.
Toasted Bard the owner of Fashionably Dead, Is just so talented with the items they produce and well I just can't help but want to buy everything.
This store makes me droll with desire and sure enough it had something that went perfect with the pants.

The only thing left to do was to find some cute hair in my invent and throw on my trusty old style Deco kicks.
Speaking of which the Classic Sneakers from Deco are hands down my favourite sneakers in SL, The style and texture quality are to die for!

And after all this work and finally getting a look I was clearly loving, I was clearly a "Beauty Queen".
I slapped on the Beauty Queen badge of honour from RO and went to show off my new found style.
Don't you love it when it all works out in the end?

Which brings me to the end of this post and the song that's been stuck in my head for days.
I heard someone singing it, and for me that was it.
Humming part words and unknown to me, Wrong lyrics (I always do this with songs I don't know well and get stuck in my head.).
So when I go to search for the song to listen to it in hopes of getting it out of my head, It is next to impossible.
So here it is, To get into your head.
One Headlight - The Wallflowers

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble

 

Sunday, 7 July 2013

You are hard to define

Dear SL...

I have been showing a range of different looks of late but they are all still within my style scope.
I think its important that if you know what you like, you stick to it.
This doesn't mean you can only have one look, Just that you should know who you are.
We shouldn't compromise this for anything, This goes for both RL and SL.

Blog look #43



Every angle has to be seen:



Hair: . Liquence . - F2 - Dark Browns
Collar: (r)M - Posture Collar - No.02 - (Colour change)
Bow: (Elate!) - Silk Bow Headband - (Colour Change) - (My go to bow)
Ring: MG - Ring - Gigi Shimmer Bow - Small - (On Marketplace)
Earrings: Blah. - (My Cute Heart Earrings) - Black - @The Box
Shirt: caLLie cLine - bLack ribbed racer tank - (Textured basic)
Coat: .:villena:. - Parka - @TMD
Underwear: [ SAKIDE ] - Slide 'em off Panties - Kitty 1
Tattoo: IAF - Trim My Bush Tattoo - (On Marketplace)
Socks: Izzie's - Overknee Socks - black - (Comes in a huge pack with many colours)
Piercing: dl:: - Leg Bow piercing - black - (On Marketplace)
Shoes: RO - Hobnails - FEMALE - LEATHER - @FaMeshed

My thoughts and theme for this look, Was actually the fact that under the clothes of every cute girl there is a sexy women.
To back this statement up I have been told numerous times by men in RL that cute is better than hot.
I am not sure if its because most men find me cute more than hot in RL and they want to make me feel good about that or if it is true but in any case, I like it.

This is a pretty "sexy" and revealing outfit for me, But one I think works well for me.
I am not a big fan of the butt crack and boobeh shows for my av personally, Yet others can pull it off while looking damn good.
I also think my look contains a cute style to it which is what I like to bring through with my outfits.

If you haven't heard of the hair brand Liquence, It is a new hair store created by the much loved Villena Swansen owner of the store Villena.
They recently released their first two hairs for girls and I must say the moment I seen them, I knew I had to have them!
This blog post features F2 which is a wavy long style that is just so pretty and now my go to hair.
I loved it so much I brought 2 packs and don't even get me started on how amazing the textures are, I guess you will have to see for yourself.
Personally I can't wait to see what they have install for the future.

Speaking of Villena this parka that currently at the Men's Dept in two colours, Is the perfect thing to conceal a sexy outfit under it or just to look good on a cold day on the grid.
It is very well made and so easy to work into any outfit.
Taxi to Mens Dept Here.

Remarkable Oblivion has struck again with these amazing Hobnail boots at the FaMeshed event.
These boots give my outfit that little bit of character and the textures on them are to die for.
You won't find anything like it on the grid and once you have them you won't want to take them off.
Taxi to FaMeshed Here.

True to my style, I am leaving you with a song.
All Your Way - Melodyssey

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble

Tides will bring me back to you

Dear SL...

So today I am very much in a blogging mood, Which is good for anybody reading this.
I have so much stuff to blog because there are so many talented designers that I love and they have all been releasing great items.
This means it isn't a question of what to wear or how to wear it, Oh no today it is a question of where to start with the outfit I want to show all of you first.
So why not this one.

Blog look #42



I think she is fit for the runway:



Skin: Essences - Aries - 01 - *sunkissed* - brunette - (Old Zodiac item, Check Store)
Make-Up: {.essences.}- Blush: Contour - Light Brown - (Came with skin)
Hair: ::Exile:: - American Woman - Sable
Crown: [BURLEY] -Your Highness Crown - 01 - (A little modifying for my look)
Nails: Izzie's - French Nails - (Many colour hud)
Bikini: :Paper.Doll: - Ruffly Kini - Black - (June Arcade, Ask in group, Otherwise N/A)
Sash: RO - Bullet F****** Belt - (Very easy resize script that allows you to change it every way) - @TMD
Shoes: Slink - Lulu Addon - Cream - (Must have the Medium Slink feet)
Feet: Slink - Womens Medium Height Barefeet - (Skin appliers with the enhanced system help skin match issues, Skin Appliers now available from most skin makers and not to mention amazing customer service.)

By now I hope that you will have figured out that I was inspired by the Miss Universe like pageant and decided to put my own spin on things.
With the irony of the bullet belt as usually the tag line for "What would they wish for" "Would Peace" type thing.
I think it turned out well.

The sash I have on is indeed a belt and is made of very well detailed bullets with a lock.
The designer is RO who have quickly stolen my heart with their style and incredible quality.
If you are not a belt person than its still something that you could use, Just as I have.
As with many things in SL, Your imagination is the limit with how you choose to use them.
This belt is available at this months Men's Dept. Taxi Here.

The other thing I want to rave about is this skin.
I don't change skins very often and have been loving my Glam Affair ones, So I find it really hard to stop wearing them.
However it takes a very special skin to make me do so and well Essence skin lines are just so pretty, I can not help myself.
The face is just so gorgeous and well look at those eye brows ... sighs...
Not to mention it is perfect for the look I worked for today and you can really see the nice detail of shading on the body.
And Essence also works with a lot of popular SL grid events, Which is great to see.

Well that is all I have to say about all this for now, But as always I have a song for you.
This song is from a band that is new to me and pointed out to me by my RL and SL bestie Ric.
Death Beds - Bring Me The Horizon

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Is this why you can't sleep tonight

Dear SL...

Up early to bring you more fashion pleasure.
I am in kind of a funny mood at the moment, So the look I have installed for this post kind of suits it.
The word I can only think of to describe it would be "Ratbag" feeling about myself.
Now I know most wont know what I mean by that so here is the definition of this Aussie slang.
"Ratbag is also Aussie slang for Trouble maker or someone causing havok - When the word Ratbag is used its used in a non offence way. "

Ok now that you know how I am feeling and had a lesson in Aussie slang, Onward to the picture.

Blog look #41



Hair: Magika - Intended
Hairband: !Admiral Spicy! - Gacha Headband - (Black) - (Gotcha Item)
Necklace: Noodles - Moon of My Life Necklace
Eyes: PC - Milky Eyes - Milky Sea - small bright - @TMD
Knees: -SU!- - Bloody Knees 01 - (Dark) - 2
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo - :: KITTEN :: - F508 - (Marketplace)
Shirt: Emery - Top Bardot Gray - @FaMeshed
Shorts: APHORISM - Shorts Stripe - (Event Only for now)- @TMD
Shoes: {mon tissu}- Cottage Flats - Black

This post again features the Men's Dept items and is well worth checking out, It is mainly aimed at the men of SL and lets face it they need it more than us girls do.
However there are a few unisex items and such that work for girls.
So why not get that much needed make over for that man friend, (We all have one that needs it) and head on over. Taxi Here.

The shorts that are shown above are one such item that can be acquired for the month of July in the Men's Dept and The owner of the store is one of my good friends.
So I know full well how much work and dedication went into making this item and these shorts are just the thing for a summer feel to your av.
The shorts come with a hud four choices of colours or shades of the colour depending on the shorts chosen, with the loop hole and button options.
The store is a new to the grid and while there are some fine tuning to be worked out as he progresses, This store is defiantly one to watch.

Also you need to check out Poetic eyes, If you need to update or want a change these are so nice and just stand out. 
don't usually change my eyes but these are gorgeous and a score because there are many colour options at the Men's Dept.

FaMeshed is another event that has really got my attention this month, It helps that they had one of my favourite stores participating - Emery.
Emery for me hit it out of the ball park with their items, The shirt is featured above and I couldn't help myself but get a few of them. Taxi Here.

Ok so I am completely obsessed with Melodyssey an Australian band I have posted a song of theirs before but I am afraid that we are going to end up listening to the whole album because its just so mind blowing and its all I am listening to at the moment.
Same InsaneMelodyssey

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble


I feel low, You move closer

Dear SL...

I have so many pretty things to show you, I am not sure where to start first.
Just when I think I could not possibly want more, I find another item at another event.
My goodness I don't know what to do with myself, However I do know what to do with the items and that is to wear them and display them for all of you who read my blog.
This is so that you to can have an exploding inventory of must have items.

So my valiant fashion soldiers, We shall march on and face the ever growing need for more talented designers and their creations.

Blog look #40



Hair: Magika - Honest
Glasses: K_gs - Sousa 1.00 - (Colour hud) - @TMD
Necklace: Noodles - Moon of My Life Necklace
Earrings: Blah. - (My Cute Heart Earrings) - Black - @The Box
Shirt: Tee*fy - Skyla Ruffle Sleeve Tank - White
Pants: ::C'est la vie!:: - cropped trousers - (black) - @TCF
Shoes: Slink - Ilena Sandals - (Add ons for slink flat feet)
Feet: Slink - Mesh Feet Flat - (Make sure you update to the enhanced, This allows you to have skin and nail appliers)

I really love this lazy day, breezy look.
Just puts me in a good mood when looking at my av.
Which by the way is a good thing because in RL its defiantly not breezy, fun or summery day.
Rather it is a freezing, typing hands getting frost bite while blogging situation.

But it is not cold enough to stop me showing off these items I have acquired.
Speaking of this the above picture features one of my new favourite sunglasses, They come with a hud for colour change created by Kumaki Glasses Style and can be found at The Men's Dept.
I love these events for this very reason as this is a new store to me and I had the chance to find them due to the event.
So please check out The Men's Dept Taxi Here

The other item in this look I am in love with is the pants by C'est la vie!, They just make this outfit for me.
They can be found at The Chapter Four event.
These pants have a cute side belt and have a few different choices in the pattern or colour.
The Chapter Four Taxi Here

And also bring to attention my new picture layout, I love love it.
If you feel like you want to, Let me know what you think.

Song of the moment. Yes I have an obsession with this band.
Aquaplane

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble

Friday, 5 July 2013

We must have done something right

Dear SL...

So its that time again, That's right SL gird is hitting us with many fine events for the month of July.
This really is as amazing as it sounds and it has been keeping me well busy, The only complaint I have is that my linden keeps disappearing when ever I vist any of the events.
I just don't understand how it keeps happening, Although I do seem to have some great new items in my inventory.

Blog look #39



Hair: >TRUTH< - Froukje - mocha - (Now with fades)
Earrings: Blah. - (My Cute Heart Earrings) - Red - @The Box
Necklace: Noodles - Moon of My Life Necklace - (I think its Game Of Thrones inspired! YAY)
Shirt: [Sheep Door] - Tongue tank - (Mesh) - Dots - female - (Uni-sex) - @TMD 
Under Shirt: jane - intrinsic tank- yw gold - (This is a basic texture shirt, Must have for any invent FREE!)
Pants: :{F.A.D.}: - Heft Cargo Shorts - Plain - No Belt - (Colour Hud, Belt option) - @TMD
Shoes: [monso] - My Fancy Flat Shoes - Pointed Cat - Yellow - (Gotcha Item)

Items above that state @TMD you must go to that link to find the items and in case you missed the link above here it is again ... TAXI 

Now as you will have worked out by now this look is inspired by the new creations the designers participating in the July Mens Dept.
Mens Dept opens its doors with a very talented list of creators every month on the 5th.
It has of late under gone some changes, These changes include and exclusive rule of original mesh items.
The other change is that the prices due to the first new change, Has increased between 100-300L.
It is however still a discount sales event and prides its self on providing affordable items.

The shirt featured in this post is one from Sheep Door, When I seen this shirt I giggled so hard and it was just what I had been missing.
I am not sure how they knew this is what I needed, However I do like quirky things in life.

The other item that blew my mind in this months Mens Dept was the Razor shorts, I feel that they are perfect for the warmer look and well they have loads of features within the hud.
Not to mention they are a great fit.

This look is somewhat a little out of the ordinary for me, But despite this I enjoyed making it and think it looks great.
Its funny how sometimes we get stuck in what we think we like and well sometimes its good to push the boundaries as how will we ever know what we might like if we never try something else.
We have nothing to loose, We either realise we like it better or we go back to the way things were before because it was more of a fit.
All in all I think its important to evolve if it be ourselves or an event.

In any case it is time for me to leave you with a song, I have been listening to this song all day and couldn't stop.
The Constant Rain - Melodyssey

Until Next Time
Shiny Bubble
 

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