Wednesday, 28 July 2010

I may be a little while...

I'm doing a quick post, just to notify my readers that I am in the process of moving house IRL! It's really exiting, but it means I will not be blogging much within the next week or so. I'd like to unpack and get settled before I sit down at my computer. Gotta beat that procrastination! :D GAH.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

It Was A Blur and the Summer of Love Fair 2010

Two unmissable events are going on right now!


It Was A Blur - An inspiring art installation with themed items on sale by various designers (There are some freebies dotted about too!)

Some snippets from the welcome notecard when you arrive at It Was A Blur, Mirror:

"I encourage you to explore, imagine, read, blend in, and blur. To be a native in this strange land, to take photographs and create derivative works out of the art available for your blogs and walls."
"As a viewer of the art you are a participant of the art. You are the art itself. There are also poses, animations, sounds, and machinima to aid in your participation and full realization of the works. This is not a static artwork but rather a 4 week experience, after which it will only have been a blur."

It Was A Blur runs from July 16th - August 16th.


the Summer of Love Fair - An event that was organised to raise awareness for mental health issues. This event is on a subject that is very familiar to me indeed, having suffered from panic attacks and depression in RL since my early teens. I feel overjoyed to know that there is an event in Second Life that brings these sides of mental illness to the pubic eye, creating a greater understanding of them, and the fair isn't just limited to those! Within interactive blue question marks dotted about the place, you will find information on all sides of mental illness, from bullying to addiction! Not only when you click will you receive an informative notecard, but also a freebie from one of the 200+ designers who are contributing to this wonderful event.
The fair is top-to-bottom filled with exclusive items available only at this event right now, so grab 'em while you can!

The Summer of Love Fair runs from July 18th to August 8th.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Newbie Style Challenge! Woop

Browsing the web yesterday, I came across Gogo's Newbie Style Challenge and decided to join in. This is the first interactive thing I have done with my blog in terms of challenges and the like, so it was a little daunting at first!

I managed to come up with four looks. With the first look, I ended up with a sexy and girly ensemble. I then threw myself into the deep end with my second look - An outfit to wear underwater! And the third, well it's a little more sophisticated but no less sunny! Then with the fourth... Well I think it's self-explanatory really! As you can probably tell, once I started creating looks it was hard to stop myself from noticing a couple of items and thinking to myself "Ooh, they go well together... I think I know an item of clothing that could compliment that nicely..." And so the ball started rolling again.
The fantastic thing about assembling outfits that are completely free or incredibly cheap is that there are far less items you can work with, therefore the job of putting a whole look together is a lot more challenging. However, it's rewarding too, knowing that you've just made your avvie look fantastic without spending much at all! If you have a blog or a Flickr, I really suggest you join in, and give yourself a pat on the back for not denting your linden balance! :P

PLEASE let me know if I've missed anything out/got an item wrong, etc etc. I've triple checked but I can never be 100% sure :P Thank youuu!

Look 1:
Grab it:
Hair: Side Parted Bob with Flip (Black) {! Under Library > Accessories > Hair Design Options > Side Parted Bob with Flip In your inventory!} FREE

Skin: (V9) Joy LIGHT Pure B Skin FREE

Eyes: Eyes (Baby Blue) {! Under Library > Accessories > Eye Design Options In your inventory!} FREE

Dress: [CoL] - GNUbie - The LBD 1L$

Nails: [ Love Soul ] Nail*Modern girl (Gray) FREE

Scarf: ::[ Mr.Poet ]::Wide Scarf (Free Gift) FREE

Belt: fri. - Wide Waist.Belt (Fruit.Punch) - Med FREE

Bag: *COCO*_Gift_ClearToteBag-Black(L-shoulder) {!Group gift!} FREE

Shoes: TRUTH Bootielicious [coral] FREE

Pose: dfo! [faces] it was a bad thing NOT FREE

Look 2:

Grab it:
Hair: booN IRK178 hair blonde {!Group gift!} FREE

Skin: .::Mother Goose's::. Ellen Skin LB {!Lucky board prize!} FREE

Eyes: GSH- #010 - Poetic Colors FREE

Bikini: /artilleri/ strawberry delight bikini 1L$

Goggles: GSH - #002 - Reek FREE

Flippers: GSH - #002 - Reek FREE

Pose: estetica: Pixie Dust NOT FREE

Look 3:
Grab it:
Hair: On the skin

Skin: [LeLutka]-LOLA_lgt-ORTA(D Brows)hairbase {!Subscriber gift!} FREE

Top: fri. - free.kini Coverup Tee (White) FREE

Bikini: *SI Freebie* biquine FREE

Hat: *SI Freebie* chapeu de praia FREE

Sunglasses: Decollage - Summer Fun Shades (White) 1L$

Bag: *SI Freebie* Bolsa de praia FREE


Pose: Built into *SI Freebie* Bolsa de praia FREE

Look 4:
Grab it:
Hair: Long and Layered (Black 2) {!Under Library > Accessories > Hair Design Options > Long and Layered In your inventory!} FREE

Skin: (vive9) Grace v2 [light] Pure *brown brows* Skin FREE

Eyes: =TEKUTEKU=Eko-eye(Wine Pink) FREE

Eyelashes: F*S Foxy Lashes (tintable) FREE

Lingerie set: ~Blacklace~ Laced Obsession: White Satin & Lace {!Subscribo gift!} FREE

Shoes: Maitreya Group Gift Pumps - Black {!Subscribo gift!}

Pose: [LAP] - DG-Strip Tease PR4 NOT FREE

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Have YOU made yourself beach-beautiful yet?

(Click to enlarge for a better view)

We've been having the hottest days lately over here in the UK, and although I haven't seen any weather warnings plastered over any newspapers yet, I have to say that I've been feeling the heat. Immensely. Beach-beautiful wouldn't be the term I'd use when describing my RL self at the moment, although after stumbling over a few free finds in my second world I can now happily say that my avatar is just that! Thanks to LeeZu releasing their new bikini sets WITH sarongs, I can no longer blame all bikini's on being shapeless! I LOVE the petal-like decorations below the bust, and the energetic, joyful colours used in the patterns. I am so in love!
Mirai Style's "Ofif" hair has had me hooked lately - I've whipped it on so many times because it just seems to fit with so many styles, be it casual, vintage, hippie or beachy as worn in the photo above. It's multi-use! Additionally, the huge "mane" of hair (As I like to call it!) draws full attention to the face of whatever avatar that is wearing it, which can't be a bad thing right? ;)
I bought the wedge-sandals because for shoes with pretty prim toes, I thought they were good value! I wore the wedge sandals only to find out that they are SUPER CUSTOMIZABLE too! You can colour the base, the straps, the skin, the nails... Yes, as you can tell, I was one happy customer! However, I must quickly crack on and mention the absolutely awesome freebies included in this look. Do you hunt? If you don't, you better! Or you'll miss out on the stunning skin I am wearing from Bodyline. I read the hype about Bodyline, but seeing to believe was what really blew me away - These skins are exquisite, I am not going to lie. With teeth option too, for a lovely zero linden, I felt like I'd hit the jackpot :D Likewise when I stumbled across the bag worn in the picture too, by Atomic for Project Themeory. I adore all the little objects inside, and the pretty little flower decorations.
Tropical, flirty and fun... You can't go wrong!

Grab it:
Hair: .+*Ofif*+.Lightbrown [MS]

Skin: GSH 33 - (bodyline) SARA _ goodshitHUNT (teeth) {!Part of the Good Shit Hunt!}

Eyes: :: Exodi ::Zbilja v2.0 - Deep (Green)(Sm/V)

Eyelashes: [ glow ] Innocent lashes - Gentle

Bikini: [LeeZu!] Boho Bikini /pink

Bracelet: ZC : Kaya Turquoise bracelet silver L {!Part of Zaara : Kaya Turquoise !}

Bag: [ATOMIC] Vacation Time! FREE

Shoes: *Envy Designs* Madison Avenue Shoes v1.1

Pose: [LAP] - Shoe1-Pinup Shuuz PR4 {!Packs on sale for 50L$ for a limited time!}