Wasting Time

Wasting Time

Collabor88 opened it’s doors today for it’s October round, showcasing items from great designers as usual, all themed around the palette and mood board “Black Magic”.

I don’t think I can adequately describe my love for this asymmetrical leather jacket by Ison. I just think it’s amazing and I know I’m going to wear it lots and lots. There are tons of colours to choose from and each comes with a HUD which is scripted so you can texture change the top beneath it to a ton of colours. This is so easy to pair with skirts, shorts or pants, it’s really a great piece for your inventory.

The hair I’m wearing was a new one Truth released yesterday, and like his last hair I blogged it’s not got as much volume as his usual hairs, so it’s right up my alley, plus I’m loving the mid length hair lately too.

The necklace is a new item from Maxi Gossamer at C88, comes with matching earrings and is scripted to colour change between black, silver and gold so you can match it with any outfit! Finally the futuristic headphones are a great new accessory from Ispachi at The Mens Dept that also are scripted to colour change and come with an awesome matching futuristic music player for you to hold.

That’s all from me today, I need to get back to do some more shopping!

Coral
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Hair – Stephania – Truth NEW

Skin – Candy America 03 – Glam Affair (previous Arcade gacha item)

Jacket – Leather Asymetrical Jacket – Ison @ C88 NEW

Skirt – Sally Zipper Skirt – Erratic

Headphones – Attero Futuristic Headphones – Ispachi @ The Mens Dept NEW

Necklace – Shadow Cross – Maxi Gossamer @ C88 NEW

Pose – Slouch

Location – Neva Sky Villi

Step into Autumn

Step into Autumn

Hihi everyone, I have a few more new things to show you today, all from events again!

So starting at the top is this new hair from Truth that you can pick up at The Seasons Story. I love hair with any kind of add on, hats, hairbands etc, so this is an easy favourite for me. The hat is colour change as you’d expect but also Truth has now moved to a HUD based colour change system for the hair too! This is great news for people who like to try and keep their inventory size in check.

The oversized coat is new from Ison at Collabor88,and as you probably know Ison are one of the few brands that still use the 88L price point regularly, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t make less money by doing that because that feels like such a bargain to me that I’ll buy 2 different colours at the very least, probably more!

Finally the last bit of new are the shoes from JD at The Seasons Story. There are so many options with these that the possibilities are endless, you can choose from the knee high socks, to ankle socks or no socks, with a ton of different sock colours as well as options on the shoes. Well worth checking out!

So that’s me for today, hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

Coral
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PS. I know this picture looks small, I guess I didn’t have it sized very well after the edit, I’ll be honest, I’m hopeless when it comes to things like that! So make sure you click the image through to Flickr to see it properly!
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Hair – Juniper – Truth @ The Seasons Story NEW

Skin – Candy 03 America – Glam Affair @ The Arcade

Coat – Oversized Wool Coat – Ison @ C88 NEW

Top – Simple Shirt Peace – Toki Doki

Skirt – Sally Zipper Skirt – Erratic

Tights – Patterned Tights – Izzie’s

Shoes (with socks) – Catty – JD @ The Seasons Story NEW

Necklace – Marrakech Heart - Maxi Gossamer

Poses – Imeka

Location – Kennedy Interiors and Exteriors

Round Up

Round Up

My RL is hectic this week so I decided to kill a couple of birds with one stone in this pic!

First I wanted to show you some beautiful new stuffs that Drift have released over the last week or so. Another fab new bikini to add to their collection, and this amazing wrap skirt which you can find at TDR Fusion. I’m so in love with this wrap, it’s perfect for throwing on over your swimsuit and going for a stroll on the beach.

I also wanted to make a second entry for the Truth model competition and to remind you guys that it ends soon! It closes on the 1st June, so if you were thinking of entering and haven’t yet then you only have a couple of days left! You can find all the rules and how to enter here in the Flickr group. I really would make sure you give them a look first because there are a LOT of entries so far and lots of them seem to not have realised that one of the rules is that you must be wearing hair purchased from the NEW Truth store.

Good luck again to all the entries!

Coral
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P.S. I randomly put on a really old skin and changed my shape for this pic, I was just in one of those moods for something different I think!

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Hair – Lotus – Truth RECENT

Skin – Cassiopea Europa 03 – Glam Affair

Top – Tini Kini 2 – Drift RECENT

Skirt – Wrap Skirt – Drift @ TDR Fusion NEW

Armbands – Gold Cuffs – Erratic (modified)

Necklace – Alchemy Charm Coin Necklace – Maxi Gossamer

Eyes – Destiny Eyes Hazel – IKON @ The Boutique RECENT

Eyeliner – Hangover Eyeliners – Essences

Lashes – Classy – Redgrave

Pose – Le Poppycock

Don’t Forget!

Don't Forget!

I don’t usually make a point of blogging sales or reminders about events ending, because frankly there are a lot of people who do this better than I can and there are so many events and things now that I find it kinda stressful trying to keep up! I’m much more of a LOTD, blog what I like, when I like kinda gal but I thought it would be remiss of me not to mention these.

First of all don’t forget to visit the Truth hair sale! Colour packs are reduced to 75Ls, fatpacks to 750Ls and some packs which will be retired are reduced even lower! I’ve pictured a few of my favourite recent styles above.

Also FaMESHed closes tomorrow while they set up for a new round that will open on the 1st of May, so if you haven’t been yet or forgot to pick up something before today is your last opportunity! I’m showing the Penny boots from LaRoo here which definitely have an edge to them. They’re available in lots of colours but best of all if you buy the fatpack you get all those colours in a HUD, so you’re not adding tons of extra items to your inventory!

Anyway, this was just a quickie reminder post, enjoy your hump day!

Coral
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Hair (from left to right) – Elisha, Marisol, Zendaya – Truth (all in the sale!)

Top – Ana Slouchy Satin – Teefy

Bra – Floral Lingerie – Mon Tissu

Tights – Striped Tights – Erratic

Boots – Penny Boots – LaRoo @ FaMESHed (last day!)

Skin – Amberly 03 America – Glam Affair

Cheeky

Cheeky

Who wears short shorts? We wear short shorts!

Just a quick post today coz I wanted to show you these new boy shorts that Drift released this week. They come in 3 different textures, satin, leather and jersey knit with colour change HUDs for multiple options! I love their low slung cheekiness, perfect for a skate along the boardwalk or to slip on over a bikini while you’re sunning it up.

That’s all from me, now this post is as short as my shorts!

Coral
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Shorts – Boy Shorts – Drift NEW

Tank – Hangover Tank – Drift

Socks – Lacey Socks – Kyoot

Skates – The Secret Store (previous Arcade gacha item, although pretty sure they’ll be available in the main store!)

Bracelet – Owl Bracelet – Erratic

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – It All Starts With A Smile

She’s Just A Girl

She's Just a Girl

Happy Monday peoples!

I had a nice relaxing weekend and a great afternoon catching up with all the new things today, so I got a few to show you!

First Lamb released a couple of new hairs, as usual they’re similar with slight variations, which I love because if one doesn’t suit my face shape the other normally does. But one of my favourite things about Lamb hair is their ombre and roots pack. I love the contrast of the light blondes with the really dark roots, this always works well for me coz I prefer to wear skin with dark eyebrows even when I’m wearing light hair and so the roots are a nice touch, to make me look like even more of a bottle blonde :D

Baiastice had a nice spring/summer release and while this top would look great with shorts on the beach, I decided to match it with the new Villena high waist jeans for more of a rock chick look. The top comes in a few different colours and in either a studs or pinstripe option.

TDR Fusion kicked off a new round on Friday with lots of great, cheap goodies so I’m wearing the new sunglasses I picked up there by Swallow. The fab little owl bracelet I’m wearing is by Erratic and was their FLF item but you can usually still pick these things up in the store after, albeit for a lil bit more dollar. The chunky chains I’m wearing are Glow Studio for C88 and come with matching bracelets too!

Now a bit about the tattoo I’m wearing. As you know it’s been impossible to create single sleeve tats in SL due to the system layer pattern only having one sleeve, so it would always make two identical ones. But with mesh it can be done! I admit I’ve been sceptical about mesh tattoos so far, I bought one once without demoing and I hated it, it didn’t fit at all.

I’m super fussy about any tattoo’s I wear in SL, I never want to wear “heavy” ones, or ones that aren’t feminine enough and this is always a problem if you’re ever trying to buy sleeves. Also I like to have half sleeves since I got my mesh hands, otherwise the tattoo gets faded out with the hands blend layer and it just looks all kinds of wrong. ANYWAY, today I was browsing the marketplace again for tattoos, which I seem to do a lot, when I came across this one by B*Fly. There wasn’t a demo which put me off right away, but it did have a 5 star review so I just thought ok, I’mma do it! Well I wasn’t disappointed. It comes in 5 different sizes, with sleeves for both left and right arm, so you can pick which side you want to wear it. It also has a regular tattoo layer that goes over your shoulder and helps to blend it in. The sizes are -perfect- it fits so snugly against your shape that you wouldn’t even know it was a mesh layer. The only issue I had was that in certain poses when my shoulder was twisted or at a different angle to normal, the mesh kinda disappeared into the top of my shoulder. But it was only a little bit and only in certain poses so definitely not enough to put me off buying more, or being extremely happy with this one.

Anyway, that was much more long winded than I intended to make it so I’ll leave it there for now!

Coral
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Hair – Cities in Dust – Lamb NEW

Top – Kasia Studded Top – Baiastice NEW

Jeans – High Waisted Acid Wash Skinnies – Villena NEW

Sunglasses – Lion Shades – Swallow @ TDR Fusion NEW

Necklace – Kitsch Nude Set – Glow Studio @ C88 NEW

Bracelet – Owl Bracelet – Erratic (previous FLF item) NEW

Hairband – Angelie Headpiece – LaGyo

Skin – Margot 04 – Glam Affair @ C88 NEW

Tattoo – Skull Tide Mesh Sleeve Tattoo – B*Fly (marketplace here)

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Templemore City

Ombre Alert

Ombre Alert

Hiii guys, just thought I’d get a quick Friday post in before I sign off for the weekend!

I’m not gonna lie to you, I totally bought this hair after I saw it on Danni Ravinelli’s blog, Forsaken, a few days ago. She’s one of my favourite bloggers and I always love her style so when I saw this hair do from a store called Pollen I had to check it out. I’d never heard of Pollen until then and when I looked into it in world, I found the creator and that she has a marketplace store for mesh hair here. She only has 2 styles at present and the colour packs are pretty basic, just a brunette, reds, blondes and black and whites, but you get 8 different shades in each. The demo also came with 4 colours options and I found the brunette, red and black texture good but I was not a fan of the blonde. It seemed really quite yellow, although this was only one shade so I don’t know how the others will look since there isn’t a complete colour sample pack. I decided to just stick with brunette since I didn’t want to take a chance just to see if I liked the other blondes better. This is the Giselle style and non rigged mesh so easy to edit. Overall I love this hair style and will definitely be keeping a look out for Pollen’s future releases!

Emery’s latest release hit the grid yesterday and I’m featuring a couple of them. The Carrie sweater and the Samantha bag! I adore both of these and for some reason even more so since they’re named after Sex in the City characters, there was also a Charlotte skirt which is adorable but nothing for poor Miranda :(

Maitreya brought us their Autumn ankle boots a couple of days ago too with a special colour block pack at a reduced price for VIP group members. This group is FREE to join so I have no idea why you wouldn’t already be in it and you get the set of 3 boots for half the normal price. 500Ls for 3 pairs of Maitreya boots? Yes please! They were also really great colours as well, this beige colour, oxblood and a dark grey which is almost black. Make sure you take advantage of this promo because it’s only on for a limited time!

Remember I mentioned the Erratic 50% off sale yesterday? Well I’m also wearing a couple more items I picked up there too. The shorts and tights are both half price and while I like these shorts a lot and had considered buying them before, I’d decided that I didn’t really need more denim shorts. Well it turned out in fact that I needed 3 more pairs when they were half price.

This ^ and the Maitreya group pack is a classic example for me of how discounts and events with reduced prices boost sales. If it’s cheap or reduced, I’m gonna buy one, maybe 2 or 3 (ok sometimes 4) even if I don’t need it and I’m gonna buy it right then and there, just because it’s cheap. If an item is full price and I’m not gushing in love with it, if I don’t need it right at that moment, if I already have similar items in my inventory or it was more than I’d expect to pay, then it becomes a considered purchase for me and there’s probably a 95% chance that I’m just not going to buy it at all. But something cheap that I don’t need, love and have 5 different versions of already? I’m gonna jump all over that, coz I never know when it’ll come in handy! I’m happy at the end of it because I feel like I got a great bargain and the creator probably ends up with more money from me coz I’ll buy at least 2 colours/versions as opposed to buying one or none at all. Pretty much win/win really.

Anyway that’s my little Friday ramble over, hope you all have a great weekend!

Coral
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Hair – Giselle – Pollen

Sweater – Carrie Sweater – Emery NEW

Shorts – Jessy Studded Shorts – Erratic IN THE SALE

Boots – August Ankle Boots – Maitreya NEW (Group discounted pack)

Bag – Samantha Clutch – Emery NEW

Tights – Patterned Tights Birds – Erratic IN THE SALE

Necklace and Ring – Santa Fe – LaGyo

Skin – Zara America 02 – Glam Affair @ Skin Fair

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – ISON Main store

SL DisneyBound – Week 2 – Ariel “Kiss The Girl”

SL DisneyBound - Week 2 - Ariel "Kiss The Girl"

O.m.g. you guys, I am having sooooo much fun with this challenge! I mean seriously I’m at the point where I’m starting to wonder if it’s healthy for a grown woman to be getting so excited about dressing up as Disney characters…and it’s only week 2! But who cares, it’s fun and I’m enjoying it, that’s the name of the game right??

Anyway this weeks character was Ariel in the “kiss the girl” scene. You can read the original challenge info at Style Minions and this weeks information on their post here, where Natalee clarified the rules a little. Basically that it’s not just anyone from the Disney movie, it’s the actual character that is picked that you’re meant to portray and this week it’s even narrowed down further to her outfit in a specific scene. So no need to don your mermaid tails!

Last week I did the challenge entirely with items already in my inventory but this week I did buy a couple of pieces. The belt and skirt I picked up both from Erratic in their 50% off sale, I love sales! Make sure you get over and take advantage of this one, it’s well worth it and I spent entirely too much money there last night buying all the things. I loved this giant mesh bow that I got from Ingenue for FLF a couple of weeks ago but had nothing to wear it with till now and this Brianna hair in cranberry from Truth that I already had was a perfect fit.

Have you taken up the DisneyBound challenge yet? Make sure you join the Flickr group and add your pics and also check out the other fab entries, this is one group that I regularly look through, it’s so great to see what people can come up with.

Coral

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Oh PS. I took this pic at Neva River again, less stalker like today coz I wasn’t right outside Neva’s window lol make sure you visit!

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Hair – Brianna – Truth

Blouse – Longline Blouse – Mon Tissu

Skirt – Carly hoodie – skirt – Erratic IN THE SALE!!!

Belt – Dual Buckle Leather Belt – Erratic IN THE SALE!!!

Bow – Miette Bow Scarf – Ingenue

Cuffs – Erratic

Skin – Zara America Clean – Glam Affair @ Skin Fair

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Neva River

Dare You To Let Me Be

Dare You To Let Me Be

Happy Hump Day people! Hope everyone is enjoying their Wednesday. First of all I was listening to this song by Adele earlier on today which was where the post title came from, I don’t mind admitting I’m a big fan of hers.

Anyway I got so much stuff to talk about in this post so I’ll try to keep each bit brief coz I know I have a tendency to ramble.

I was dressing up quite a lot lately, but as soon as the sun started shining and the seasons changing, I just want to run around the grid barefoot in tanks and shorts all the time. If I only had to buy one tank top this season then this Hangover Tank from Drift would be it. I’ll tell you why. There are 3 options you can buy it in, linen gauze, and a couple of different knitted versions. Each version comes with FIFTEEN different colour options on a very easy to use HUD. Not only that but the ruffles at the bottom of the top are a separate piece so you can wear it with or without and they have their own HUD too, so you can have different colour ruffles to the rest of the top. The combinations are endless and such a bargain for 225Ls.

I’m also wearing the Surfer Rosa hair from Clawtooth that you can find at The Arcade’s Gacha event, which is still going on for a bit. I actually bought this one at a yard sale to make sure I got the colour I wanted, I’m a cheater like that. The belt is the Rockabilly Birds belt by Sweet Leonard and was their item for Lazy Sunday a couple of days, but I’m pretty sure you could still pick it up in their store even though it might be a bit more expensive than the Lazy Sunday price. She also has lots of other matching accessories for it too.

I usually wear eyes that are a lot lighter than the ones in this picture, but since I was doing a different look these seemed to go pretty well. They were the group gift from Ikon for March. Are you a member of Ikon’s group? If not then I recommend it coz you get a free gift at the start of every month and the group is free to join! I love Ikon’s eyes so getting a new set every month is exciting!

I look a lot different in this picture mainly because I finally took the plunge and bought the new Zara skin from Glam Affair. This skin is currently only available exclusively at The Skin Fair on sim 2. Overall it’s really well made, as you’d expect form Glam Affair, and I think it’s a lot different to previous ones they’ve released. There are plenty of different make ups to choose from and some metallic eye shadows which are just amazing, but of course I got a more natural looking version (02) because I knew I’d wear that most. I’m not sure if it will replace Amberly for me, which has been my every day skin since it was released because there are a couple of features that I liked better on Amberly, like the lips and eyebrows. But that’s just personal preference and I’ll probably get used to it the more I wear it. You still get the clean version as well which actually I normally wear more than the ones with make up.

Now I don’t usually wear teeth. I’ve tried. I’ve bought tattoo layers, prim teeth, mesh teeth but they never look right to me because I always feel like too much of my top lip disappears. But today when I was fussing with the skin, adding bits and pieces, tweaking my shape etc, I found the Izzie’s tattoo teeth set I had and they fit this skin perfectly. I like the Izzie’s teeth because it doesn’t show too much. All I want is a hint of teeth, not a great big set of gnashers sticking out. The only thing about them is that I wish they weren’t so gappy. Other than that I think they look good with this skin!

Finally I took this picture at the gorgeous Neva River sim, which Neva Crystall has opened to the public for the next few days. I felt like a bit of a stalker taking a picture outside her house lol, but it’s a really beautiful place and I’ll definitely be returning for more photo ops. Don’t miss your chance to go and have a look round!

Coral

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Hair – Surfer Rosa – Clawtooth @ The Arcade Gacha

Skin – Zara America 02 – Glam Affair @ Skin Fair NEW

Tattoo – Elegance Version 2 – Para Designs

Eyes – Lucid Eyes – IKON March 2013 Group Gift (FREE!)

Tank – Hangover Tank – Drift NEW

Undershirt – Shabby Chic Sweetheart – Nylon Outfitters @ C88 NEWish

Belt – Rockabilly Birds Belt – Sweet Leonard NEW

Necklace – Beaded Necklace – League

Cuff – Gold Cuffs – Erratic

Guitar – u.f.o.

Teeth – Izzie’s Teeth Set

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Neva River

SL DisneyBound – Week 1 – Peter Pan

SL DisneyBound Challenge - Peter Pan

There were so many events last week that today when I felt like I wanted to blog something but didn’t want to spend any money I was in a quandry. Sure, my “to blog” folder has a ton of stuff in it, but nothing that inspired me much to put a complete outfit together. I was talking to my ol’ buddy Harper and she reminded me about the new challenge that we’d both already decided we had to do. I wailed a bit that I didn’t have anything green to put a Peter Pan look together and that would mean that I’d have to go out and buy something, but she told me to just type green in my inventory search. So I started to do that, still complaining that I knew for a fact that I didn’t have any pants/shorts/skirts in green…and then, well it turns out that I did.

So this was a bit of a double challenge for me, I put this whole look together with things I already had in my inventory and had forgotten about. The only new item is this Teddy hair from Truth that was released a couple of days ago and I hadn’t blogged yet, but it was pretty damn perfect!

Anyway, this turned out to be a lot of fun and I’ll definitely be taking part again, not sure if I’ll do it weekly but at some point I will!

You can find more information on the DisneyBound challenge here on the Style Minions blog and don’t forget to check out the SL Disneybounding Flickr group for other great pictures and interpretations!

Coral

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Hair – Teddy – Truth NEW

Top – Basics Long Shirt – Erratic

Skirt – Gauzy Skirt – Mon Tissu

Tights – High Waisted Tights – Izzie’s

Boots – Queen Boots – Toki Doki

Belt – Nica Belt – Mimikri

Bag – Stumble Bag – Toki Doki

Arm Warmers – Drift

Stole – Belted Stole – Pesca (previous gacha item)

Earrings and Necklace – Dipped Feather Jewellery – League

Pose – Marukin

Location – Vespertine Main Store