The Magic of Reading

I love books! Reading a book can be so magical; it can whisk me away to new places, even while I’m stuck at home. When I’m not in world, I do a lot of reading.

This wonderful Paper Magic pose prop set was on sale last weekend at Disorderly for 75L. The flying pose I got free at a past La Vie en Pose event. It isn’t too late to grab some free poses at the current La Vie en Pose, which is open until April 25, 2020. The gifts are quite generous!

  • Body — Maitreya
  • Head — Genus Project — Classic
  • Hair — Truth — Astra
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Delina, Biscuit shade
  • Glasses — Role Optic — SG 31 Sunny Women’s, available on Marketplace
  • Outfit — Witchwood — T-Shirt, Ostara Boho Tee and Ombre Denim Shorts. These are from the most recent Witchwood Hunt. Prices per item varied but all were 25L or less.
  • Shoes — Basta! Footwear — Just summer flats, Rose/Gold. Past sale item
  • Pose — *AAP*— Free to Fly. Past event GIFT.
  • Props — Disorderly — Paper Magic. 75L this past weekend on the Saturday Sale
  • Bookcase — Mistique — Library bookcase. I know I got this on sale, but don’t remember when.
  • Book Stack — Sways — Willow stack of books, boho.
  • Hanging Lamp — 3rd Eye Perceptions — Dusklight Lantern. There were three options in the pack and they were on sale this past 50L Energy Weekend sale. They are still available as of this posting.
  • Lighting — Jean’s Gothic Winter, Lumipro and Photoshop
  • Location — Private Home

Unicorn

I didn’t notice the unicorn behind me until I developed my film. What a nice surprise!

I got the dress I’m wearing in the Spring Hunt. It’s by Seniha and there are prizes from other stores, too. I love the sparkly pink fabric!

  • Body — Maitreya
  • Head — Genus Project — Classic
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Delina, Biscuit shade
  • Lipstick — Cheap & Chic — Juicy Lipstick
  • Hair — Lamb — Brunette — Heart with Roses and Crown. On sale this weekend, 75L
  • Dress — Seniha — Dalia Dress v2. Current Spring Hunt Prize, 15L.
  • Swing — Raindale — Meadowtwirl v2. On sale this weekend for 50L
  • Wisteria — Love — Wisteria Tree. Part of a set of trees. On sale this weekend for 50L
  • Unicorn — Love Everlasting
  • Lighting — A mix of Windlight settings, Lumipro and Photoshop
  • Location — Private Home

Butterfly Friends

This pretty butterfly print dress is a hunt gift at b[ELLE] from The Great Caspertech Easter Egg Hunt, going on right now through April 15th. Hurry! You have one more week to find the goodies!

  • Body — Maitreya
  • Head — Genus Project — Classic
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Delina, Biscuit shade
  • Dress — b[ELLE] — Mainstore — Backstrap Dress. Hunt prize.
  • Butterfly on Nose — Profect Design— Nose Butterfly. I bought this during a weekend sale in 2019.
  • Pose — *CNZ* — Butterfly Love
  • Location — Luane’s World
  • Lighting — Anan Adored Optimal Skin, Lumipro

Born to be Mild

I’m a total klutz in both worlds. Every time I try to fly or drive in SL, I run into things. But this scooter was too cute–and cheap– to pass up. And I can stand still and pose on it!

There are three Fifty Linden Friday items from 08/16/19 in this shot. They are noted as FLF below.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Magika — Rowan
  • Jacket/Top — Pixicat — Biker Top. FLF. Both black and brown jackets included with multi-choice HUD for top.
  • Jeans — Blueberry — Evie Jeans
  • Boots — Friday — Shadow Boots, Storm. FLF
  • Sunglasses — Nanika — Daria Sunglasses
  • Scooter — what next — Vacanza wearable scooter. There are two separate HUD options, pastels and darks. This is from the pastel collection. FLF
  • Location — Malaika Park
  • Lighting — Nacon’s Afternoon, Lumipro, Photoshop

Strawberry Time

I went to the Farmer’s Market today to pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables. The strawberries were so plump and juicy that I sat down to eat a few before I went back home. Mmmm….closing my eyes and inhaling the fresh scents around me before taking a bite.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Lara Hurley — Cerise
  • Hair — Truth –Daphne
  • Top/Shorts — Rebel Hope — Beth Mesh Shorts and Mara Mesh Halter, Strawberry
  • Wreath — ERSCH –Strawberry Panic Wreath 1
  • Earrings — Miss LT — Strawberry Earrings
  • Pose/Surround — JINX — Strawberry Pickers. It is worn as an attachment and also has an AFK option. On sale currently at Redeux for 50L
  • Location — Costa do Sol, Green Acres
  • Lighting — Thalia Light, Photoshop

Hovering

When I get invited to a party, I’m usually off in the corner observing the festivities. Yes, I’m an introvert and proud of it!

This photo features an item I found in the current Cookie Jar Hunt. It’s Cookie Jar‘s 8th anniversary and there are some really great freebies and gifts.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Analog Dog — Berry, light browns. This was a free gift at a hair event a few years ago.
  • Jumpsuit — Legendaire — Nadia Jumpsuit. HUD included.
  • Shoes — Legendaire — Anastacia heels. HUD included.
  • Jewelry — Brii Underground — Kalina earrings and necklace, part of the Kalina outfit
  • Pose — Michigan’s Shack — Let’s Celebrate Balloon sitter with poses. FREE gift from the Cookie Jar Hunt
  • Backdrop — Ex-POSE-ur — Balloon Dreams.
  • Location — Backdrop Cove
  • Lighting — B5 Shadow Dancing, Lumipro, just a touch of brightening in Photoshop

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Most of the time my photos set ups are pure serendipity. A few days ago, I unpacked a box with the cute little lamb I am holding in my arms. Then Storax Tree had a cute assortment of sheep sets for sale last weekend. Today I found this sweet summer dress. I just had to put it all together with this backdrop from Adorably Strange Wares.

My Maria

I’ve gone back to my Lelutka Chloe head. I gave the Genus Classic a good solid tryout and I just couldn’t love it. It has great potential but the HUD just can’t compare to Lelutka’s. The Genus head appliers are also a bit sluggish and the HUD layout isn’t quite as logical. I also really like the Lelutka expressions better.

I decided to go for a skin change. I’m still on the hunt but this one called Maria by ItGirls appealed to me. My one complaint so far is that there isn’t a way to have the skin without a hair base. That small change would be a huge improvement!

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe. Shape is my own.
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — It Girls — Maria, tan. Body appliers sold separately but are only 300L for ALL of the body types and shades. That’s quite a bargain!
  • Hair — Stealthic — Haven
  • Eyes — Avi Glam — Ardor Eyes, summer
  • Makeup — Lipstick — Pink Fuel — Fresh Lip Tints
  • Earrings — Maxi Gossamer — Multi Hoops
  • Top — Teefy — Emma Top
  • Backdrop/Lighting — Just a purple prim background with a light Photoshop overlay. Midnight with a white Lumipro spotlight

!gO! Orange

I should be unpacking my Friday and Saturday sale purchases as well as everything I got from the two hunts I did this week, but as usual, I got distracted by a sale ad and wandered off to !gO!. I hadn’t been in this store for about three years and was delighted by some of the things I saw. This dress is the current group gift.

Daisy, Daisy

I did an inventory search for “daisy” and came up with more than enough for a daisy themed outfit. I also included my bovine friend, Daisy, in the shot!

  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — The Skinnery — Harper, sorbet
  • Hair — Truth — Ginevra, past VIP group gift
  • Dress — Pixicat, Spring dress, daisies
  • Glasses — Meva — Daisy Sunglasses
  • Jewelry — Meva — Daisy Necklace and Earrings
  • Wreath — Caverna Obscura — Daisies Wreath
  • Daisies — Sweet Evil — Daisy Bunch
  • Lighting and Pose– Lumipro, Windlight– Nacon’s Natural Sunrise, Photoshop
  • Location — Private home