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Nature’s Alchemist

The Fantasy Gacha Carnival wraps up on August 21st!  They have been adding new items since the gates opened so be sure to make another stop in before it’s over.  I did *finally* get my crown as a gift from a good friend.  Thanks Missy.  I have to say I love Peqe’s Robe dress that’s included in the carnival.

Moon 1

The dress is easy enough to accessorize for whatever look you might be going for.  C88 opened and they are celebrating their second birthday (which doesn’t seem possible)!  It’s been a little crowded and tough to get into, I finally got a peek last night and there are lots of great items to be had.

Moon 2

As you might have guessed I’ve been trying my hand at roleplaying an elf.  It’s been a long time since I roleplayed an elf but I am enjoying the change of pace from other genres that I have recently done.  And it has given me a whole new list of shopping to do – which is the most fun part right?

Moon 3

B O D Y
Hair:  Clawtooth – Forever and Ever
Skin:  Belleza – Ava Best Buy June with Matte Lips 2
Eyes:  Ikon – Vanity Eyes
Eyelashes:  *Redgrave* –  Luscious Eyelashes 39
Hands:  SLink – Avatar Enhancement Mesh Hands with Applier
Ears:  Beetlebones – Basic Pointy Ears

C L O T H E S
Dress:  Peqe – Robe Gown (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)

A C C E S S O R I E S
Belt:  The Forge – Daerwen Belt
Earrings:  Mandala – Leather Feather
Necklace:  The Forge – Boadicea’s Necklace (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Bracers: The Forge – Boadicea’s Bracelets
Tattoo:  Soedara – Kara Khitan
Bracelets:  Soedara – Kara Khitan
Head Jewel:  Soedara – Cihuapilli Forehead Quattuor
Crown:  GSpot – Moon of my Life (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Boots:  Elikatira – Secret Boots

P O S E S
Poses:  Glitterati (No Longer Available)

Location:  Realm of Estara

Visiting the realm of the Fae…

I managed to get a matching outfit and wings on my first two tries from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.  Made by Evie’s Close it, this outfit is a steal at $50L per play!

Fae 1

Tableau Vivant has released several hairs recently that I just adore.  This particular one is available at the Love Donna Flora event.

Fae 2

B O D Y
Hair:  Tableau Vivant – Larnia (Love Donna Flora Event)
Skin:  The Plastik – Astrali
Eyes:  Ikon – Vanity Eyes
Eyelashes:  *Redgrave* –  Luscious Eyelashes 39
Make-Up:  Kosh – Starlight Eyeshadows
Ears:  Beetlebones – Basic Pointy Ears

C L O T H E S
Dress & Wings:  Evie’s Closet – Minuet Fairy (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)

A C C E S S O R I E S
Necklace:  Cae – Flourish
Flower:  Boom – Tiare

P O S E S
Poses:  fri.day

Location:  Enchanted

Norrathian memories…

The new Taylor tunic from The Sweet Pea reminded me of my days in EverQuest.  I had many adventures in Norrath and many great roleplay stories.  It was someone whom I met in Norrath that eventually lead me to Second Life, but that’s a story for another day.

Archer 1

The lovely tunic comes with a pair of matching over-the-knee boots.  I paired it with some armor from Innocuous from a past We ❤ RP event.  The tunic is very easy to accessorize with just about anything, making it easy to make it unique to your avatar.

Archer 2

B O D Y
Hair:  LeLutka – Lorella
Skin:  Belleza – Ava Best Buy June
Eyes:  Ikon – Vanity Eyes
Eyelashes:  *Redgrave* –  Luscious Eyelashes 39
Make-Up:  Nuuna – Make-up v12
Hands:  SLink – Avatar Enhancement Mesh Hands with Applier

C L O T H E S
Tunic & Boots:  Sweet Pea – Taylor
Leggings:  Truth – Xanadu Leggings (No longer available)

A C C E S S O R I E S
Armor:  Innoc – Shell Outer Armor (Past We ❤ Roleplay)
Circlet:  Bina – Rita Circlet

P O S E S
Poses:  DLuxx

Location:  Realm of Estara
Soundtrack:  Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice

The ever elusive crown…

Sweet Lies recently released a gown inspired by everyone’s favorite lady of the Light, Melisandre.  It comes in several colors and can be made modest with an undershirt to create a look for the Gorean Free Woman as well.

Lion 1

The Fantasy Gacha Carnival has started and the G-Spot  Winter is Coming crown is elusive to me!  It’s the one that I wanted from the beginning and I have gotten at least 2 of everyone but none of that one! If you have not taken the time yet, make sure to stop by.  The event runs until August 22nd and there are alot of great items there.

Lion 2

B O D Y
Hair:  Ohmai – Kun
Skin:  Belleza – Ava Best Buy June
Eyes:  Ikon – Vanity Eyes
Eyelashes:  *Redgrave* –  Luscious Eyelashes 39
Make-Up:  Glam Affair – Couture Eyeliner no. 3

C L O T H E S
Dress:  Sweet Lies – Melisandre
Undershirt:  On a Lark – Glorioso Blouse

A C C E S S O R I E S
Rings & Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer – Positano Night Jewel (Collaborator88)

P O S E S
Poses:  marukin

Location:  City of Melioria
Soundtrack:  Florence + The Machine – Lover to Lover

SoSL Blogger Challenge: Vampire

Vampire 1

I know that I have been terribly neglectful but for good reason.  I have had some health issues that have cropped up on me without warning.  Hopefully everything will be back to normal soon enough.  Roewan came up with the excellent idea to have a blogger challenge to do fantasy avatars.  Vampire is an easy enough one for me because when I first came to SL that’s what I jumped into – being a vampire.  The first community I ever joined was Transylvania’s Vampire Empire and I spent my time there for a long time.

Vampire 2Over the years the sim has changed and I moved on.  I enjoyed seeing the changes there while I took these pictures.  My vampire character has been one of my favorite characters I have roleplayed.  I enjoy roleplaying vampires in the style that Laurell K. Hamilton writes them.  I am toying around with a new shape, what do you think?  I haven’t decided if it’s ‘me’ or not yet.

B O D Y
Hair:  redMint – no 15’13 (from Hair Fair 2013)
Skin:  Glam Affair – Luria 05 (from a past Arcade)
Eyes:  Ikon – Vanity Eyes
Eyelashes:  *Redgrave* –  Luscious Eyelashes 39
Make-Up:  Glam Affair – Couture Eyeliner no. 3
Teeth:  Tuli – Parted Lips (Vampire)

C L O T H E S
Skirt:  Bilo – Bahra Mermaid Skirt
Corset:  League – Nyx Corset

A C C E S S O R I E S
Peircings:  Hebenon Vial – Against the Stream
Choker & Bracelets:  The Plastik – Dena’ina
Tattoo:  Letis Tattoo – Grumium
Blood:  Soedara – Bloody Smear (Part of Aarica Fallen Daughter)

P O S E S
Poses:  !bang

Location:  Vampire Empire
Soundtrack:  Queen of the Damned Soundtrack – System

Only a cat of a different coat…

Game of Thrones wrapped up it’s third season this week and it was undoubtedly my favorite season so far!  I love not knowing which of my favorite characters might die next – though I plan to take time out and read the books this summer.  June is in full swing and you know that means that all the events have restarted and you can find lots of goodies in FaMESHed, We ❤ Roleplay, and Collabor88.  This look is centered around the hair that I found at FaMESHed, I am really in love with it.

GoT 1

Mandala has released more new jewelry and it is gorgeous!  Their summer collection is definitely full of must have pieces for roleplayers.  I haven’t worn a Belleza skin in sometime but I fell in love with the Ava Best Buy 1 for June.  I missed the cleavage tattoo that Belleza includes with their skins.  This an option I’d really love to have with Glam Affair, I am not always wearing Lolas and I like being able to have cleavage now and again!

GoT 2

B O D Y
Hair:  eep – hair 013 (Available at FaMESHed June)
Skin:  Belleza – Ava June Best Buy 1
Eyes:  Ikon – Vanity Eyes
Eyelashes:  *Redgrave* –  Luscious Eyelashes 39
Make-Up:  pekka – Line Eyes
Shape:  Custom Shape by Kurvy Rhode (IM her if you are interested!!) Shop opening soon!

C L O T H E S
Dress:  The Muses – Wolfmaid
Corset:  Aux – Grimm Corset

A C C E S S O R I E S
Collar:  soedara – Martabat Kerah Collar
Necklace & Earrings:  Mandala – Yakushi
Crown:  PFC – Infernal Crown

P O S E S
Poses:  Glitterati

Location:  BINA
Soundtrack:  Game of Thrones – The Rains of Castamere

No salvation for me now…

I am absolutely in love with the new textures on Exile hair.  I think I have bought nearly every hair that’s come out since then.  Shh! Don’t tell.  I am almost caught up in my memes, I won’t be doing the social media one because I don’t really have any active social media with SL other than Plurk .  Feel free to add me there if you are so inclined I could use more friends.  I do not really count Flickr as social media but I have one, here.  These facts are much harder to come up with since I’ve already shared so much!

Farmer Girl 1

My SL Fact #1:
I remember Second Life before mesh, flexi prims, sculpties.  When I joined back in 2005, PRIM hair was just becoming a big thing.  Second Life has come a long, long way and I am blessed to have seen the journey first hand.

My SL Fact #2:
I have roleplayed many genres within Second Life from Ancient Rome, to Gor, to vampire, to high fantasy.  I have created many characters, stories, and memories.

My SL Fact #3:
I met my real life husband in Second Life.  He lost in an opposing raid, I drug him into the tavern.  He was such a gentleman in that roleplay.  ❤

My SL Fact #4:
Of all games and platforms I have tried out online Second Life is the one I have returned to and stayed with the longest.  I keep telling myself I will hang up my hat but I find myself missing it when I am away.  There is just too much creativity.

My SL Fact #5:
I tried the Second Life modeling thing but it wasn’t for me.

My SL Fact #6:
I have alternate characters older than most people’s main characters.  Sad, so sad!

My SL Fact #7: 
I have been addicted to shopping in Second Life from day one.  I don’t think it will ever change.

Farmer Girl 2

B O D Y
Hair:  Exile – Celebrity Skin
Skin:  Glam Affair – Cleo – India
Eyes:  Ikon – Vanity Eyes
Eyelashes:  *Redgrave* –  Luscious Eyelashes 39
Shape:  Custom Shape by Kurvy Rhode (IM her if you are interested!!) Shop opening soon!

C L O T H E S
Dress:  Cellar Door – Kalia
Tunic:  Sweet Lies – Serina

A C C E S S O R I E S
Collar, Arm bands & Bracelets:  Cellar Door – Kalia
Necklace:  Sweet Lies – Serina
Dirt:  Luas – Dirty Body tattoo

P O S E S
Poses:  Glitterati

Location:  Private Residence
Soundtrack:  Florence + the Machine – Lover to Lover

The dog days are over…

A new edition of the We ❤ Roleplay event will be opening June 4th but I couldn’t resist blogging some more pieces that I put together from the first round.  I am still trying to think of what to do for my Teach Me Something meme, perhaps a Marketplace shopping tutorial?

Carpathian 1

  1. Who did you speak to last inworld today? Reece Morane
  2. Who has taught you most about SL? Sterling Hermes, probably life in general.  Wise man.
  3. Who do you turn to for help? It depends on what I need help with.  My life lines would have to be Sterling Hermes, Missy Lysette, Reece Morane, Serenity Lovenkraft, and Xanadue Moorsider (each for different things).
  4. Who is the most entertaining person on your friend list? Definitely, Missy Lysette.
  5. Do you speak to your SL friends outside of SL? I do, a few I text or chat to on Skype.
  6. Are you part of a community or family inworld? I’m not part of a current group in Second Life however I consider most of my close friends like family.  I have been part of many communities and I take a piece of each of them with me.
  7. Are you usually around a lot of people or do you spend most of your time alone inworld? I spend time with my partner mostly, we visit with a few friends when time permits.

Carpathian 2

I was super excited when I woke up and seen that Tuli Asturias had released some vampire teeth.  I was just thinking of looking for a good set to go with this outfit, she read my mind.  The new summer collection for Mandala is out and it is jaw-dropping!  I love Mandala’s jewelry and when I saw these pieces I wanted them all instantly.  This fountain behind me is from aisling – I am excited to see what they will have for the next We ❤ Roleplay !

B O D Y
Hair:  Exile – Bad Reputation
Skin:  Glam Affair – Cleo – India
Eyes:  Ikon – Vanity Eyes
Eyelashes:  *Redgrave* –  Luscious Eyelashes 39
Teeth:  Tuli – Parted Lips Vampire
Shape:  Custom Shape by Kurvy Rhode (IM her if you are interested!!) Shop opening soon!

C L O T H E S
Dress:  Masoom – Albina Gown
Armlets & Corset:  Plastik – Roleplay Thresh Outfit (Available at We ❤ Roleplay May)
Cape:  The Muses – Rainha Fire & Blood (Available at We ❤ Roleplay May)

A C C E S S O R I E S
Boots:  Maitreya – August Boots
Jewelry:  Mandala – Tefutefu

P O S E S
Poses:  Glitterati

Location:  Private Residence
Soundtrack: Florence + the Machine – Dog Days are Over

Only if for a night…

I went to bed last night with a clear picture in my mind of what I wanted to blog.  I woke up this morning and found that Exile had released new hair and that Tuli had released several new sets of prim teeth!  GAH!  There is also a lovely new dress from Sweet Lies.  I love the accessories that come with the dress and it seemed to be a perfect fit with one of the new Exile hairs!

Quilted 1

I was really sad to read that Glitterati is closing.  Katey Coppola has definitely been an inspiration to me.  She is having a big sale to close out her store.  I have done a few of her tutorials on her YouTube channel in an effort to improve my photography.  Speaking of photography, I’ve been tinkering around with my sizes and settings so let me know what you think.  Tips are always greatly appreciated.

Quilted 2

This close up gives a peek at the details of the accessories that are included with this outfit.  If you have not visited Sweet Lies, check them out.  There are plenty of creations for roleplay, Gorean or otherwise.  I know she even has a few GoT inspired outfits for all of you Westorosi.  The furniture behind me is from Dysfunctional Dolly Designs, I think I own nearly the whole store!  If you are in need of low prim, high quality mesh furniture make sure this shop is on your list.

B O D Y
Hair:  Exile – Longest Night
Skin:  Glam Affair – Cleo – India
Eyes:  Ikon – Vanity Eyes
Eyelashes:  *Redgrave* –  Luscious Eyelashes 39
Make-up:  Blacklace – Disco Eyeshadows
Teeth:  Tuli – Parted Lips Set 1
Shape:  Custom Shape by Kurvy Rhode (IM her if you are interested!!) Shop opening soon!

C L O T H E S
Outfit:  Sweet Lies – Rhaella

A C C E S S O R I E S
All:  Sweet Lies – Rhaella

P O S E S
Poses:  Glitterati

Location:  Private Residence
Soundtrack:  Florence + the Machine – Only If for a Night

Blazed with light..

There was a little gem hidden at the We ❤ Roleplay event, tucked over in a grassy knoll.  It was this skirt by elymode, I blogged the shirt she had for the event in this post.  Elysium Elide has been a person I have admired in Second Life since I began reading blogs and taking photos of my own so long ago.  Her photography is nothing short of amazing with it’s rich color.  When she moved into clothing design she had the same standard of quality and rich color in all of her designs.  Almost caught up on the memes!

Simple Things 1

  1. What is the rez date for your current SL Avatar that you use most often? Alura McCann – February 25, 2006
  2. Where was the first place you made friends as a newb and got to know people in Second Life? The first place I made friends was Rosethorn Gardens, a sim that is no longer with us!
  3. Where do you spend most of your SL time now? My private home or whatever random place I am taking photos.
  4. Who is your closest friend in Second Life? (only pick one) One? This is hard!  My closest friend is my partner but he is my RL husband so he doesn’t count.  :p  I would say that Xanadue Moorsider is my closest friend.  I love her to pieces.
  5. What is the most favorite thing in your inventory? (only pick one) This is tough too.  My current favorite is my Amberly skins.  I just can’t seem to get enough of them.
  6. The last thing you purchased in Second Life?  A tunic I meant to buy for my partner!
  7. What color clothing does your avatar wear most often? Brown & Green
  8. Do you prefer to walk, run or fly? I run if the sim does not permit flying but otherwise I will fly.  If I am roleplaying then I would do whatever the situation called for.
  9. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in SL? I teleported around randomly in a Tardis once, kind of nerdy I know but it was fun.
  10. Who would you like to play YOU, in the movie of your SLife?  I have no idea!

Simple Things 2

B O D Y
Hair:  Clawtooth – Lips Like Sugar (Available at Collaborator88 May)
Skin:  Glam Affair – Amberly – India
Eyes:  Ikon – Vanity Eyes
Eyelashes:  *Redgrave* –  Luscious Eyelashes 39
Make-up:  elymode – Heavy Liner
Teeth:  PXL – Open Mouth Pro
Feet:  SLink – Avatar Enhancement Flat Mesh Feet with Glam Affair appliers!
Shape:  Custom Shape by Kurvy Rhode (IM her if you are interested!!)

C L O T H E S
Top:  Gor Gurls – Bright Dress
Skirt:  elymode – Jennifer Skirt (Available at We ❤ Roleplay May)

A C C E S S O R I E S
Bracelets:  Soedara – Of the Plains Slave
Flower:  Soedara – Linen Slave Tunic

P O S E S
Poses:  Label Motion

Location:  Private Residence
Soundtrack:  The Hobbit

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