Halloween Treats

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Yay! Halloween is finally here…..I am paying tribute to many fabulous Halloween items in this post. I have been collecting all month and I even brought out an older Light & Shadows Lace Mask from Tableau Vivant……it called out to me from my suitcase!

I must quicken my post as I have so many things to do in rl today booooooo hehe But not to worry I have listed all my goodies below. I hope everyone enjoys this fantastic evening and I will certainly…………………………………

See you soonish 🙂

Ears/Spiders: DCNY ~ Both in Web Spider Kitty Outfit New ❤ Avail@Bewbapalooza
Hair: Mina Hair ~ Mesh Blanka w/Crown & Hud New ❤ Avail@Enchantment Opens Nov 1st
Mask: Tableau Vivant ~ Light & Shadows Lace Mask
Skin: -Glam Affair ~ Vera – Horror edition 10 C New ❤ Avail@Horrorfest
Eyes: Crash Republic ~ Liquid Eyes in Gold
Choker: @->~ISD ~ Death’s Grip Choker in Blood New ❤ Avail@Horrorfest
Hands: SLink ~ Mesh (av) Hands in Casual
Hand Appliers: Glam Affair (included with skin)
Nails: Flair ~ Halloween Gift New ❤ 
Rings: Mad’ ~ La Pomme Rotten Ring New ❤ Avail@Enchantment  & MG ~ Duchess Dazzle Jewel Ring Color Change New ❤ Avail@C88
Dress: DCNY ~ Mesh Leather Zip Dress in Black New ❤ Avail@Silicone
Stockings: Bax Coen ~ Ornament Leggings Fishnet
Boots: Bax Coen ~ Mesh Regency Boots in Black Leather
Web Projector: Pretense ~ Web Projector Light in Crystal New ❤ Gacha Item@Horrorfest
Ghosts/Bat/Pumpkins: ~silentsparrow ~ Peachy, Iris & Ash Ghosting Spooky Friends New ❤
Shelf: Llorisen ~ Papy Clock Shelves Halloween Special Edition was a Nest Hunt Gift New ❤
Pumpkin Light: :CP: ~ Distressed Pumpkin Light was a Nest Hunt Gift New ❤ 
Candy Corn: +Half-Deer+ ~ Spilled Candy Corn Original New ❤ 
Cookies: Status ~ Frankenstein/Pumpkin/Spiderweb Cookies (wearable w/pose) Gacha Items New ❤ 
Cookie Basket: Status ~ Halloween Cookie Basket w/Pose Gacha Prize Rare New ❤ 
Pose: Pretense Poses ~ Litmus 4 New ❤ Thank you so much Gidge 🙂

The Place We Call Home

Ola! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Sunday! I have a few things to talk about today, first up you will notice my Sway Cookie Bear in his red giftbox. I have joined Together for Sway. Now although I do not know Sway on a personal level, She has been a huge highlight to my Second Life, I have loved her Cookie Bears which she is most famous for, and her hunts as well as all the fabulous items she makes. I do her advent every year without fail and have since I started SL. She is going to be going through an operation soon and I just wanted to be able to give back a tiny bit for the joy she has brought me through out these past years.

Now with all this going on in her life right now, she has surprisingly still made her wonderful Advent for this season and this is one event not to be missed. The other is The Together for Sway Event which starts on December 15th and runs through to December 31st. I hope you all join us for this wonderful fundraiser. There are many wonderful Designers that will be participating, for a list you can read here as well there will be an Auction…….you do not want to miss this. At the end of the day Second Life is a place where many of us call home and Sway is a huge part of that. I wish her well and I hope she has a speedy recovery and is back with us as soon as she can be!

Now onto the fashion goodies! Baiastice has a few new releases out for this round of FaMESHed! A beautiful two toned Emma Jacket available in many colors and Gloves! OMG I am a huge glove fanatic and I will be wearing these perfect Leather Short Gloves throughout this season and longer hehe. Both items come in many gorgeous colors and are just fabulous!

I also purchased this fabulous Kimono Tie Leather skirt from NYU from FaMESHed as well, and although you cannot see the gorgeous tie covered by this jacket, this skirt is a must have! I promise to wear it again soon hehe. Now the Leslie’s Holiday Hideaway Furniture from .lame is there as well, you can purchase in Adult or PG versions…….this set is fabulous and a complete must have for your home! FaMESHed is rockin this round!

I am again of course wearing this most fabulous new Amberly skin from Glam Affair, this time of course with different makeup, oh and I cannot say enough how much I love these most magnificent glossy lips!

Ok time for some real life shopping for me hehe Have a wonderful day and I will………………….
See you soonish 🙂

Hair: LeLutka ~ Mesh Ella Hair in Walnut Whip New ❤
Skin: Glam Affair ~ Amberly in Jamaica 11 D w/Freckles D 01 New ❤
Eyes: Ikon ~ Eternal Eyes in Feldgrau New ❤
Makeup Layers: *Boom* ~ Love My Eyes Liner & Mascara Thick & Belleza ~ Beauty Mark 2
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer ~ Paris Black Diamond Choker & Long 3 New ❤ Chic Managements With Love Hunt Item
Ring: LaGyo ~ Lila Ring Color Change New ❤ Chic Managements With Love Hunt Item
Cuff: Silent Sparrow ~ Ferris Leather Cuff Color Change
Bag: DeLa ~ Dudu Clutch in Jet Black
Gloves: Baiastice ~ Mesh Leather Short Gloves in Camel New ❤ Available@FaMESHed
Jacket/Top: Baiastice ~ Mesh Emma Jacket in Brown New ❤ Available@FaMESHed
Skirt: NYU ~ Kimono Tie Leather Skirt in Black New ❤ Available@FaMESHed
Boots: Baiastice ~ Knee Platform Stretch Boots in Black Suede New ❤
Poses: The Muse Poses ~ Ginger New ❤ Available@Fashion Limited 
Furniture: Lame ~ Leslie’s Holiday Hideaway, Leslie’s Futon, Art, Xmas Tins Shelf & Sled Table New ❤ Available@FaMESHed
Sway’s Items: Sway’s Cookie Bear in Giftbox which is color change by touch, Sway’s Giftboxes(Gacha Items) in Round Sled & Round Present, Sway’s Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows in Winter & Christmas

She Wore Red

……………………and black of course lol. Baiastice New Release of these absolutely yummy Mesh Knee Platform Stretch Suede Boots are fabulous, beware these cause some serious bootgasm! Now these boots not only come in suede but also a fabric version which are equally scrumptious but as soon as I had the red suede on I knew I must wear them right away, Boot <33333

The Floky Highwaisted skirt is just as amazing, I adore the pattern in this fabulous skirt which comes in four gorgeous colors as well as a leather version. I chose the Bow Neck Blouse from G Field to match, cause you know I am all matchy matchy 😉

The magnificent Analog Dog has released this very pleasing Mesh Scene hairstyle and how I adore the curls!

The holidays are coming soon and these fabulous colors is dying to come out and play!
See you soonish 🙂

Hair: Analog Dog ~ Mesh Scene in Milk Chocolate New ❤
Skin: LAQ ~ Essential Elle in Tone 1.5 w/Elle Lips 03 New ❤
Eyes: Ikon ~ Eternal Eyes in Glass New ❤
Cuff: Epoque ~ Cage Cuff in Obsidian
CuffL: Silent Sparrow ~ Fenris Leather Cuff
Bracelet: Dela ~ Dian c Bangle in Black
Rings: [EY:NO] ~ Dressed Stone Ring color change & MG ~ Ramona 77 Ring                                       
Top: G Field ~ Bow Neck Top in Red
Skirt: Baiastice ~ Floky HighWaisted Skirt in Black Suede New ❤
Boots: Baiastice ~ Mesh Knee Platform Stretch Boots in Suede Red New ❤
Table: PILOT – Murrow Table
Poses: Exposeur ~ Luscious Pack New ❤
Prints: {what next} ~ Cafe Vintage Wall Prints

I Believe……

LeeZu has done it again, produced the most fabulous Mesh Tops! The Mon Petite Robe comes in a gala of different colors, so make you sure you make this one of your stops today!

See you soonish 🙂

Hair: Analog Dog ~ Sine in 1b
Skin: Belleza ~ Shyla Pale 4
Necklace: Virtual Insanity ~ Babushka Necklace
Cuff: ~silentparrow!~ Fenris Leather Cuff color change New ❤
Bangle: Dela ~ Dian b Bangle
Top: LeeZu ~ Rigged Mesh Mon Petite Robe in Brown New ❤
Pants: [CIA] ~ Mesh Black Biker Pants New ❤ Limited Bazaar Item sold out
Shoes: Luck Inc ~ Sexy Me Heels StockingWarmer in Snake New ❤
Pumpkin: *FT* ~ Pumpkin Planter w/ Sunflowers
Poses: The Muse Poses ~ Dare New ❤ Available@Fashion Limited

As The Day Begins

See you soonish 🙂

Hair: Vanity Hair ~ Cuchi in Umber, includes streaks as well not worn New ❤
Sunglasses: PM ~ Coco Sunglasses in Black
Skin: Belleza ~ Shyla Pale 4 New ❤
Eyes: Ikon ~ Utopia Eyes in Sepia
Top: Celoe ~ Gea Top in Mirage 
Necklace: MG ~ Annette in Silver New ❤
Cuff: ~silentsparrow~ Womens Fenris Leather Cuff texture change New ❤
Bracelet: {me} ~ Rock’N Chic Maxi Bracelets in Silver New ❤ Available @Limited Bazaar
Ring: [EY:NO] ~ Dressed Stone Ring texture change
Bag: Celoe ~ Norma Clutch in Dark/Copper
Belt: Baiastice ~ Luana Belt in Midnight Silver
Outfit: Dew ~ Herringbone Mesh Rolled Sleeve Jacket & Ankle Pants New ❤
Shoes: N-core ~ Poison in Noir Intense

Teal Tuesday

It is amazing when I first started to blog, I would take a picture, crop it and throw it up on my blog and now I lose myself for hours at a time! Yes, maybe I have way to much time on my hands these days I suppose, but I enjoy doing it, I throw the tunes on and away I go. I really think…….and this is shocking even to myself………..that I spend even more time on my photos than I do shopping for the items myself. I mean you have to put the outfit together, props, shadows, poses, find locations, sometimes switch viewers, straighten out prims, change poses and do it all over again…….oh and did I forget to include crashing a million times in there? lolz It is not all fun and games, sometimes I am pulling my hair out, and wondering why I do this lol
But then a picture comes out I love and all the negativity goes away and I start the whole damn process over again the next day! 8-|

Now I know there is the big debate going on with “To Photoshop or not to Photoshop” right now, and I don’t think it matters much either way. I like all kinds of photo’s. The picture can be chopped or not. I think it is just personal preference, no right or wrong way to take pictures, or process them if you do. Kinda like the “Eye of the Beholder” thing. We all do not like the same clothes, art, people even…….so what is the difference here? I think everyone should do what they are comfortable doing, whatever makes them happy! That is the whole point in doing anything at all isn’t it? Ok maybe not working, hehe we all need money, and sometimes you do not have a choice there. But where entertainment value is concerned, would you really listen to what everyone else enjoys and not care about your own likes and dislikes? Oh gawd I so hope not. I am a firm believer of being true to yourself in every situation, even if it is not the majority opinion, who the hell cares!!! So chop away or not, I know I will personally enjoy both types of pictures, there is no right or wrong way of doing this! Unless I am wrong?

See you soonish 🙂

Hair: Exile ~ Betty Lou in Maple Available@TDRB New
Skin: Lara Hurley ~ Claire Brown in Pale
Eyes: .ID. ~ Snowfall Eyes in Brown Available@Seasons Winter Gacha New
Scarf: *FIR & MNA* ~ The Samhain Scarf  in Aqua  Available@Seasons Winter Gacha New
Dress: -[AddiCt]- LUCILLE Sweater Dress in Teal2 Available@Seasons Winter Gacha New
Purse: pesca ~ Chained Bag Gacha writing2 Available@Seasons Winter Gacha New
Gloves: celoe ~ Meri Gloves in Nutmeg
Earrings/Cuff: Dark Mouse ~ Dove Available@The Free Dove 
Rings: Pididdle ~ Lana Ring in Gold Available@Le Marche de Paris New & Concrete Flowers ~ Talv Ring in Stained Available@Seasons Winter Gacha New
Stockings: Silent Sparrow ~ Robin Bella Knitty Socks in Taupe
Boots: celoe ~ Cairo Boots in Sienna
Pose’s: ADORKable Poses ~ Frosty 4, 6, 7 (comes with mittens) Available@Seasons Winter Gacha New
Location: Halca

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