Piece of Me

Hi gentle readers!. You look smashing today, doing something different with your hair?. Love it!.

So today I decided I would do a new blog, shocker right?! I’ve only been managing to blog every few months, if that even, due to real life issues pertaining to my health and having to move a few times due to renovations at our apartments. We are moving back to our original apartment this Wednesday, after being moved from our temporary, to yet another temporary, just to move back to our original apartment a few weeks later. This whole process has taken well over a year to get done and im so glad its nearly over.

I’ve been working on my photoshop skill sets, thanks to Daeberethwen Arbenlow‘s YouTube channel. I’ve been blogging since 2010 & kept the same style of blogging since that time(basically) so I decided to kinda spice my style up. What will not change however, is the clear view I will give of the products and their fit. Just backgrounds and maybe some minor editing to certain shots depth. Now onto the rest of this post.

Villena has been amazingly spot on with their releases lately, so I haven’t missed to many of their offerings. Their current outfit at Uber is yet another set I couldn’t pass up. The theme this round is ‘fame/famous’. I think we can all agree we would love to know how that feels, so this round has a fantastic array of overboard luxury clothing, hair, shoes, furniture and more. I chose the ‘disgust’ mouth expression on my head, as thats the look so many celebs throw the paparazzi; It just felt fitting for this post.

Uber ends on September 22nd so be sure to get your famous fix before its over!.

Deets

  • Hair-LeLutka(Thora Charron)-Cadence in Pitch
  • Top-Villena(Villena Swansen)-Netted Crop Top-Black @ Uber
  • Shorts-Villena(Villena Swansen)-Distressed Shorts-Black @ Uber
  • Nails-.tsg.(Eilfie Sugarplum)-Fiancee 
  • Head-Fiore(Sanya Bilavio)-Soft 2.1
  • Body-SLink(Siddean Munro)-Hourglass
  • Applier & Skin-ItGirls(Annie Jolifaunt)-Isabeli Summer

Side by Side: Maitreya Lara & SLink Hourglass

Hi gentle readers!

I thought I would do a little post today about two of my most worn mesh bodies; Maitreya Lara and SLink Hourglass.

The first thing i’d like to mention is that my shape sliders are the same for each of the bodies, but you can clearly see the difference SLink Hourglass makes for curves compared to Lara. I’ve had Lara for several months now & only just got the SLink Hourglass, but its quickly become my favorite and I’ve found myself purchasing gacha items for it over Maitreya, and making sure packs of clothing I purchase include a SHG version. Only slightly obsessed.

Like I mentioned above, my slider numbers are identical for each mesh body, but SHG improves upon them. It increases my bust, my thigh size and pinches in my waist all at the same time; the difference is really remarkable. Its still my shape, but appears completely different with this mesh body and I don’t mind it one bit. 

Every new release, be it gacha or regular, there’s always a Maitreya version; its many stores main mesh body go to for fit, as so many people wear it, its a sure bet it will be purchased. When I started making the switch from Maitreya Lara to SLink Hourglass, I couldn’t find anybody to trade me gacha items for the SHG comparables, not to mention the price differences which can make your head spin around and spit pea soup.

I’ve only had a few issues getting longer hairs to work with the physics of SHG, but some hair’s don’t work at all, even with a version for increased breast size. This ends up causing some hairs to either goes through my breasts or hover to far over them. Either way its not a pretty look.  

More brands are now including an Hourglass version with clothing releases at events or in house, and many gachas have a separate buy box for SHG.  Its popularity is catching up and hopefully every place I shop will incorporate versions of their clothing for it.  I honestly haven’t loved a mesh body as much as this one and don’t feel like switching back to Lara anytime soon.

  • Hairs-Elikatira(Elikapeka Tiramisu)-Quinn & Little Bones(Nova Faerye)-Kym
  • Bodies-Maitreya(Onyx LeShelle)-Lara & SLink(Siddean Munro)-Hourglass
  • Skin-Glam Affair(Aida Ewing)- Sia skin ( Fairy Tales ) – Asia 03 B
  • Mesh Head-Fiore(Sanya Bilavio)-Soft
  • Applier-ItGirls(Annie Jolifaunt)-Isabeli Summer

Never Have I Ever Challenge!

Oh hi there reader! You look lovely.

I’m thrilled to be doing a ‘Monday Meme’ again(though im terribly late) from Strawberry Singh. Been awhile since she has put one up and more than awhile since I blogged regularly. Maybe this will lead to more bloggage from, who knows!. 

This weeks theme is Never Have I Ever. This should be fun or terrifying. 

Meme instructions, from Berry: 

Copy and paste the following statements and answers to your post, delete my answers and input your own. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments so others can come by and read your answers as well! Be sure to leave your link on Berry’s blog post.

  1. Never have I ever had sex, in Second Life. – Yes, several times over the years as Prue. I know it sounds like a shock, as I am male in real life but labels aren’t important to me. Yes he knew about the me behind the computer and never once made me feel uncomfortable. Virtually speaking, it was the best. 
  2. Never have I ever visited a sex sim, in Second Life. –  Yes, though, mostly to troll people with my SL sister. 
  3. Never have I ever been an escort or stripper, in Second Life. – .It was my first job when I joined SL. It had all of these little shops around it and when I made enough, I would jump off the pole to go shopping. 
  4. Never have I ever been in porn videos in Second Life. – Never, at least, not to my knowledge.
  5. Never have I ever done things that may be illegal in the real world, in Second Life. –Never. 
  6. Never have I ever created an ALT for secret activities, in Second Life.–Never. I’m always done all my dirty work on my main. 
  7. Never have I ever had a one night stand, in Second Life. – Never. 
  8. Never have I ever been part of a roleplay community, in Second Life.– Never. Lots of my friends have, but I never got into it.
  9. Never have I ever discovered a new fetish, because of Second Life. – Never but I have tried some out I had, cause virtually, its so much safer, lets be honest. 
  10. Never have I ever done things in Second Life that I wouldn’t admit to my friends or family. – I have. Mainly the fact I play a female avatar. I’ve done a few blog posts as to why I do, its out there, but not for my family and the friends that do know are my SL ones, many of which have crossed over to friends in RL. I tried to explain it to a few family members once and it went terrible and they severely judged me, after that I never brought it up again. 

Deets

  • Hair-Exile(Kavar Cleanslate)-Coming Up Daises
  • Mesh Body-Maitreya(Onyx LeShelle)-Lara 3.5
  • Heels-Candydoll(Rebeca Dembo)-Tricky Heels Petals Neon
  • Decor/items-Tres Blah(J.W.) Various gachas

Censored question.

Hello gentle readers. 

Its been awhile since I updated my blog. The focus of my bloggage this year may be vastly different than what my readers are used to(all 5 of you). I’m tackling different issues, topics about Second Life. In this post, lets talk about, The Shops.

We all know the brand; it popped up a few years ago and the first ever skin I purchased there, which was so long ago, I can’t even remember her name. I was smitten with them. The textures were ultra realistic and highly defined. Great care and expertise went into making them and I appreciated that. Over the new few years I accumulated nearly every one of their female release skins and a few of their male ones. I purchased many different makeup additions for each. I spent my coins henny, happily. 

After awhile, mesh body parts started to surface; SLink hands & feet. I was so hesitant of them, I wouldn’t even try the demo. Crazy to think, right?. I finally got the SLink hands to review and fell in love. I couldn’t go back to stock hands or feet. There was an issue though; nobody was making appliers at the present time for them, as well, they were new. When it finally started to happen, I was looking for the shops to release and they never did. Months went by and even though many places were doing appliers, nothing ever came from the shops. They were asked relentlessly by fans of the brand when they would make them. They released a statement saying it was to complicated to do it at that time but maybe in the future. That was awhile back, as in years back. I always say, asking never hurt anybody, so why not, you know, ask?.

I’ve been missing my shops skin Deja, but I just can’t wear her without my Maitreya body, hands and feet. I don’t like the secondhand matching because their textures are so realistic, it looks blurry. I decided to ask on their facebook page, under my real name, about appliers today. They deleted it. I was a bit confused, because at first I thought maybe it goes into a que for approval or something like that, but I soon realized it doesn’t. Being me, I reposted it, mentioning that they had deleted it. What did they do this time you ask? Deleted it again. So I posted a simple, ‘when are new skins coming out’ question under my SL name & surprise, its still there. It even got a response; gasp. Yes, to that lame question they kept it on their page and responded. 

Why am I posting all of this? Because horrible customer service, virtual or not, should never be allowed a pass. I don’t care if that question is asked a million times on a daily basis, you still answer or have it under your F.A.Q page(which they don’t and its why I asked). That fact that this brand is so unwilling to create appliers for other brands body parts, bodies is baffling to me. Even Onyx LeShelle has it to where her body is compatible with SLink body parts. You may say that, well, they let other skin makers make appliers for their heads. Yes, their, heads. They do not create for anybody elses. They said it would be to much work and to complicated to make appliers for everyone else’s body parts. So other brands, such as Pink Fuel, who has a large volume of skin tones, who even just updated her body textures, subsequently updated ALL of her appliers, can still make appliers for every body, body part out there, but the shops can’t?. They can, they just don’t want to see other brands gain money when they have their own body, which they are currently working on providing the kits to designers to make fitted mesh clothing for their body, like a year plus after its release. They’ve never before allowed anybody else to create clothing that would fit their body, so they could sell their own clothing to keep their money in-house so to speak. How many stores make clothing for SLink Physique, Maitreya Lara?. Have you seen any of them making TMP clothing?. I haven’t. To be honest, their body is okay, so are their hands and feet. I even reviewed them. However, to continue using their skins, I would have to ditch all of my current clothing favorites, which are made for the Maitreya Lara body, and my shoes. Thats insane. How many of us can’t wear our shops skins anymore because of this? I know quite a few people. I’ve trashed all of my Shops skins, makeup, the lot of it. A brand with its head up its own ass this far, isn’t worth my coins. I’m just sad I didn’t realize how horrible they were as human beings earlier. Greed NEVER pays off. You may have some die hards that will stay with you, but this girl won’t. Id rather trash your items, then my clothing, shoes, accessories I purchased for my other two bodies. Which is exactly what this brand expects for you to do. Drop all of that, to come to their TMP items. Nope.

I don’t care about backlash or banning. I have no more plans to shop this brand anymore. My reason for posting this is not to urge others to drop them but to look into who they really are. A simple question about appliers is deleted, twice but why? I’m sorry, its not that complicated to do it. Think about it, cause i’m done. xx

 

June Arcade Preview: Pink Fuel

Hello gentle readers!. A new round of the Arcade is just days away and the suspense of awesomenss is brutal!. Luckily I have the opportunity to share with you Pink Fuels Arcade skin, Elsie.

Mochi has been hard at work updating her body textures as well as her skin tones selection. Lots of folks were asking for a tone in between Vanilla and Peach and im thrilled to say Biscuit fills that void, which is being introduced with Mochi’s Elsie. The best part?. The appliers for Elsie’s Tone, Biscuit, are FREE in the Pink Fuel’s mainstore during the Arcade. This includes Slink Hands + Feet, Lola Tango Appliers & Omega Booty Appliers. All other appliers that come in Biscuit tone will be 50% off from June 1st-30th.

Elsie has 8 eyebrow options, Light/Dark Blond, Light/Dark Brown, Red/Auburn, Light/Dark Black as well as two eyelid options, 01 & 02. There are 17 prizes in total with the Eyeshadows, lipstick tattoos, button nose, button nose freckles and lip appliers being the Rares for this gacha.  For all body updates, photos and more, visit Mochi’s Flickr.

Deets

  • Skin-Pink Fuel(Mochi Milena)-Elsie in Biscuit for The Arcade on June 1st
  • Hair-TRUTH(Truth Hawks)-Bexley in Blondes
  • Body-SLink(Siddean Munro)-Physique V 2.3.1

Flowey @ Collabor88 May

Hello readers!. Collabor88 is back with a stunning new round of around 50 designers for the theme, Into The Light.

Flowey is participating with the Charlotte Top & Shorts that come in several prints and colors. I have to admit the Red Floral set is my favorite, its flowers duh!.

Glam Affair has the gorgeous Luna skin for this C88 round and I am smitten. My favorite skin release so far this year and i’ve purchased all of the ones Aida has put out at C88 thus far. This is a can’t miss round.

Deets

  • Skin-Glam Affair(Aida Ewing)-Luna in Asia 02 @ C88
  • Top & Shorts-Flowey(Flutter Memel)-Charlotte in Red Floral, Pink & Holographic @ C88
  • Hairs-pr!tty(Karla Marama)-Kimberley Tucked Blondes B & Emilia Red B @ Chapter 4

FaMESHed May: Fishy Strawberry & Baiastice

Hi there readers!.

Its officially been three years since FaMESHed opened their doors and helped push mesh items to the forefront of our SLives. It’s crazy to think its been that long but time sure does fly when you’re shopping. For FaMESHed’s 3rd anniversary, 55 stores have created some amazing mesh creations as well as a free gift for FaMESHed Update Group Members. I myself wasn’t in the group(I know bad Prue, bad bad bad) but joining is free of course. Just keep an eye out for a blue box at each stall, then just click it.

Baiastice offers up the ILary dress which comes in 8 normal colors & 4 prints. Each dress has a sheer and solid version. Sissy’s gift is the gorgeous Ariel cuff. Deeply in love with this ensemble, its perfection!.

Fishy Strawberry’s Anniversario Playsuit is sexy and fun. I don’t normally wear outfits like this(im a dress kind of gal) but I really enjoy this suit. Fae’s gift are the Fly Glasses im wearing. They include a HUD for lots of mix and match options.

Deets

Outfit 1

  • Dress-Baiastice(Sissy Pessoa)-Ilary in Pink & Midnight print @ FaMESHed
  • Cuff-Baiastice(Sissy Pessoa)-Ariel, gift @ FaMESHed
  • Hairs-Exile(Kavar Cleanslate)-Temptation Awaits in Mercury & Starcrossed in Solution
  • Skin-Glam Affair(Aida Ewing)-Katra Party Asia 02

Outfit 2