Cowgirling It Up with Envy

Ola, I have been dying to use this Country Chic barn prop from Bent! But as I was looking it over I knew I could not take a country farmgirl photo without the beautiful Envy Watts! Now Envy has a microblog on Flickr (click here to see) where she blogs her amazing photos, but she is also one of my best friends in sl. I have known her since my noob days. So as soon as I could get her over to my studio in the sky, I snapped pictures like crazy!

Thank you Envy 😉

I am wearing a few new things from CHIC², my mesh hair is from Burley and it has a long braid down the back, I will update this as soon as I get back! My kewt little mesh BunnyChic Vest is from a new to me store called [A] or Arenesmee, this comes in a few different colours. The skin is from the awesome Apple May Designs, Bebe is shown in Peachy tone of which I love, she is also wearing makeup from Pekka. Oh and do not forget this adorable Buttercup hat from LODE.

Ok I have a few things to do today so I will…………………………………………………

See you soonish 😉
Envy is wearing:
Hair: Truth ~ Rhonda in Oasis
Skin: Al Vulo! ~ Polly 2
Makeup Layers: Blacklace ~ Beauty Hi Gloss Lips & Rainbow Lights Shadow in Cornflower
Lashes: Redgrave ~ Lashes #19
Jacket: Coco ~ Tailored Jacket in Blue Denim
Dress: SLC ~ SLC Mesh Dress in Country Charm
Boots: J’s ~ Western Boots in Brown
Evi is wearing:
Flower Hat: LODE ~ Buttercup Hat New ❤ Available@CHIC²
Hair: Burley ~ Mesh Reena l Braid in Brown 02 New ❤ Available@CHIC²
Skin: Apple May Designs ~ Bebe Soho 1 in Peachy Tone New ❤ Available@CHIC²
Makeup Layers: Pekka ~ Hydra Lip Balm 3 & Orange Mystic Eyeliner New ❤ Available@CHIC²
Eyes: Ikon ~ Sunrise Eyes in Pale Hazel
Choker: Blitzed ~ Legacy Choker in Brown
Taktop: Bukka ~ Top 2 in Brown
Short: Izzie’s ~ Ripped Denim Shorts in Brown
Belt: Izzie’s ~ Leather Buckle Belt in Brown
Ring: LaGyo ~ Cube Ring in Bronze colour change
Bangles: Celoe ~ Didi Bangles
Boots: Miel ~ Dandy Flor Boots
Barn Prop: BENT ~ Country CHIC barn New ❤ Available@CHIC²

Monday MishMash

Out and about last minute shopping, as per usual hehe
Hope you like the look!
See you soonish 🙂
Hair: Emotions ~ Carmen in Brown NEW
Skin: Iren ~ Dani Black Friday in Light with Eyeliner & Wetlips Makeup Layers
Sweater: Nerd.P  ~ Big Turtle Neck in Brown NEW Available@Four Corners
Necklace: League ~ Tassle Necklace Mid-Brown
Earrings: Glow Studio ~ Kurba Earring in Wood NEW Available@The Dressing Room
Bag: LaGyo ~ The Desperado Bag Combo 1 NEW Available@The Dressing Room
Gloves: celoe ~ Mery Gloves in Nutmeg NEW
Belt: Bukka ~ Old Leather Belt
Jeans: Zaara ~ Classic Jeans Dirty
Boots: Maitreya ~ Mesh Radical Boots in Chestnut NEW (ya gotta HAVE these!)
Location: Truth District

So I was walking along on this fine Sunday………….

………..in sl land, and went shopping at Bukka, there was a poncho there I’ve had my eye on for awhile. Worked out pretty good, because I won the mittens to go with it in the lucky chair.

Oh I was looking snazzy alright, but then it happened! I tripped over another avi, she was dancing and stuck her foot out, and yep, down I went on my butt, so I cried a little 😦
I finally got up and brushed myself off………and o m g I had smeared my makeup
Well that just wont do! I must replace it quickly! What if somebody saw me like this! As I was whining to my friend in im, she told me about this new place Kozmetika, and it only sells makeup layers! Woo hoo!
And of course I had to pick up Boom’s new freeb, cause it’s pink, and if anybody knows me, I cannot do without anything pink! But I had to hurry, was time to go work out.
All better now, my fall forgotton. Off I went. See ya soon 😀
Credits
1st pick
Hair: Ploom – Like a Pony – Almond
Skin: Glam Affair – Eva – Winter makeup
Poncho: Bukka – Wool Beige
Shirt: Rezlpsa Loc – I ❤ Fall Long Sleeve
Mittens: Bukka – Wool Beige
Belt: Baiastice – Grooving Belt – Black
Jeans: Poison – Old CHTC hunt item – Minina Jeans
Boots: Sey – Layers Boots A
b
Mascara running make up layer: From Prues’ som, not available anymore
2nd Pic
Hair: Amacci – Nettie – Brown Sugar
Skin: Al Vulo – Troy – Fairy Natural
Make up Layers: Kozmetika – Boom Hard Candy Pink Sugar(free ltd time), cHeLLe Moles 1 & 2
Earrings: Older gift from Carlucci Designs
Choker: Mariposa – SOL Peace out necklace
Jersey: Bukka – Long Dot Tshirt – Pink/White lucky chair
Shorts: Sweet Leonard – Poor Deer Shorts – Spring
Socks: Sn@tch – Dirty Pop Socks – pink
Shoes: Urban Bomb Unit (UBU) – PornStar xtra high-tops multicolor v2

In the Shadows

I have spent the past couple of days learning about taking pictures with Shadows, and wow talk about being a lagfest. I have taken direction from the wonderful Strawberry Singh, who has a great Tutorial section her blog StrawberrySingh.com . I have concentrated on using a few windlight settings with and without the shadows enabled. Let me know which ones you like! And I apologize ahead of time if some are a bit pixelated or dark, I am learning and you cannot learn anything unless you screw it up a bit, can you? lol

This is a picture heavy post, and not as much rambling like I have been doing, which I know some people who read my blog will just love lol.

Ok ok, you got me, last picture was just to show off this very beautiful limited lucky board skin that I won from hsh. If you want this one you better hurry it will be gone soon, you do have to join the group to win this skin, but so worth it, don’t you think? This is a release of her brand new line so go go go!
Now I use SL 2.4 viewer, and I have a brand new notebook, with an Nvidia GE Force GT 425M chip for graphics, which can handle just about anything I throw at it, but when in Shadow mode, I can barely move, so when the suggestion is find the spot first you want to photograph in, do it! It will save you a whole hella bunch of lag and crashing!
Ok off for now, but thank you Strawberry for all the great tutorials, hopefully within time I will get better lol
Credits:
Hair: Pic 1: AITUI – Ease.long – old FLF item      Pic2: Analog Dog – 17 – Brown Sugar
Skin: :: hsh :: – High Fever skin – lucky board only available until the 11th of January
Coat: izm – Rabbit fur jacket coat, won in lucky chair which has now changed,
 but you can still buy this item in many different colors
Short: [BUKKA] – Stripe short pants – black&white
Leggings: Grixdale(formerly Tyranny) – Currently closed for remodelling
Socks: ~silentsparrow~ – (Robin)(Bella) Knitty socks in chocolate (old FLF item) 
Boots: :SEY – Layer’s Boots A