Love the Beach, Hate the Sand

I really need to work on my inventory, but here I am sweeping sand off my deck again. I love living on the beach but the sand is a pain in my castle!

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Anja II, apricot
  • Hair — Wasabi — Edie
  • Dress — !gO! — Rachel Apron Dress. This was a gacha prize, 75L
  • Pose — Lorien — Sweep Chore Broom, Take a Rest. 60L on Marketplace. Adjusted slightly with Animare
  • Backdrop — Lounge Chairs are by Soy, “Outdoor Chaise Lounger” and the house is Beachcomber’s Cabin by Simple Things.
  • Location — private home
  • Lighting and Extra Sand Details — Phototools Epi Vintage Light, Photoshop
    • Note on lighting: I loved the shadows in Epi Vintage but it has a yellowish caste, as do many of the Windlight settings. I countered this with a blue filter in Photoshop to bring out truer tones.

Spotlight on Magika Rowan

Magika just released this new hairstyle called Rowan. I’ve just found my new favorite braided style.

Not only is this hair new, but the HUD has been completely re-programmed. Everything loads much more quickly and the tint picker options can be imported and exported. Now you can save your favorite tints and use them again and again! More information available from the Magika group.

I don’t usually do an extra post in a day, but I had to rush this one to the blog and Flickr. It’s marvelous!

The Blogger at Home

I am spending the day at home catching up on my blogging. I try to work a few days ahead. I actually write two blogs — one in SL and a real life book review blog. Don’t tell me about any amazing sales and freebies today. I need to get some work done!

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Truth — Bewkie, browns
  • Top — Hilly Haalan — Sandra Shirt. Comes with a many colored HUD
  • Capris — The Secret Store — Bonnie Capri Pants, black. I love the detailing on these pants. They are my favorite capris!
  • Table/Stool, Pose — kusshon — kopenhagen working desk
  • Computer — Lok’s — 1 Prim Desktop Computer
  • Location — My home. The house shown here is by Greymoon Designs, Harbor Beach House V1
  • Lighting — Nacon’s Natural Noon, Lumipro, Photoshop and sunbeams built into the house

Goldfish Bowl

This photo shoot started with an Around the Grid in 80 Days hunt item from Lunar Seasonal Designs. The prize was a lovely goldfish bowl, which I was able to enlarge and swim inside. This rock is perfect for lounging and the goldfish and I are having a lovely visit. I’m sure it gets lonely swimming around and around by himself.

August Heat

I took off for the beach today. It’s been soooo hot.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Anja II, apricot
  • Eyes — Avi Glam — Solstice Eyes
  • Hair — Mina — Sandra. This hair comes with a wet or dry option, plus a blow dryer animation.
  • Water Droplets — Izzie’s — Wet Body and Face
  • Bikini — Scandalize — Mais. I got this either as a gift or a hunt item. I love the HUD controlled detailing (shown here in silver).
  • Float/Pose — Violetility — Shades Float. FREE Uber anniversary gift
  • Lighting — Magic Hour, Lumipro, Photoshop
  • Location — Backdrop Cove, beach area

Shark!

I found this Great White shark at JIAN’s Saturday sale. He is so cute I just had to take him for a swim!

Tigress

It all started with the skirt. I unpacked a recent marketplace purchase from sYs and remembered a top I have that would go with it perfectly. Then I dug out the boots from the back of my closet. Somehow I thought I needed a tiger and a jungle backdrop. I think I just needed to wash some cuteness out of my system after yesterday’s Mary Had a Little Lamb.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Magika — Lucy. This is Magika’s most recent release
  • Top — R.icielli — Theadora Jeans Blouse
  • Skirt — sYs– Copine Skirt
  • Boots — Graffitiwear — Laced Thigh High Boot
  • Tiger/Pose — Ministry of Motion — Tiger Dancer. I purchased this at a closing sale several years ago
  • Ground — CK Elite Studios — Jungle Backdrop
  • Lighting — TOR Horror, Dawnbreaker, Lumipro and Photoshop
  • Location — private land

Evil Twin

My evil twin took over for this shot! Say hello to D’Lareme. She called me to pick her up at 2 am at the Bad Girls Club!

  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — The Skinnery — Harper, sorbet
  • Hair — Stealthic — Intrepid
  • Dress — sYs — Lotus. sYs has a bunch of inexpensive, quality clothing items from 1L -10L. Check out the Marketplace store link!
  • Shoes — Marchese — Chloe high heels
  • Location — Backdrop City
  • Backdrop — Hera — Bad Girls Backdrop
  • Lighting and Pose — Lumipro plus CaIWL and Photoshop

Back to 2017

While digging through my inventory, I came across a folder of unopened stuff from 2017. In this was an old Lux Box purchase. I found enough for a whole outfit in there!

  • Head — Catwa — Lilly (Shape is my own adapatation)
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Belleza — Hannah, medium (50 Linden Friday face applier)
  • Lipstick — From the Catwa HUD.
  • Hair — Moon — Tessellate
  • Top — Teefy — Emma. Color change HUD included.
  • Skirt — Tres Blah — Juniper. Color change HUD included.
  • Shoes — Empire — Lunaria. Color change HUD included.
  • Pose — Antaya — Bento Pose Coffee and Donuts. 1L on Marketplace.
  • Location — Backdrop Cove
  • Backdrop — Evolution — Rustic Restaurant
  • Lighting — Coastal Afternoon plus lighting built into the backdrop, Lumipro, Photoshop

Hippy, Hippy, Hooray!

I finally took the plunge and got a Homestead. This will allow me to make my own backdrops, set land forms, textures, weather and more! I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time and today was the day!

Today’s post was inspired by the latest creation from my friend, Sylvi, of b[ELLE]. This top and bellbottoms set has a color change HUD for each section. The pants have the most GORGEOUS embroidery down one leg. You can see some in the photo, but I admit I didn’t quite do it justice with my classic cross-legged hippy pose.

  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin– The Skinnery — Harper, sorbet
  • Hair — Elikatira — Juniper (Exclusives HUD)
  • Top/Bellbottoms — b[ELLE]. Side tie sweater and Bellbottom jeans. On SALE for 99L this coming weekend!!
  • Pose — Sylva’s Animation Factory — Candy Fair Gift, 2015. Sadly, around this time Sylva passed away, according to her profile. Her store remains open and any proceeds go to her family.
  • Rug/Pillows —PPK — Arabian Style Tent
  • Hippy Van — Decor Cities — AS Hippie Van. I bought this on Marketplace 2-3 years ago, but couldn’t find the link.
  • Table — E-Mesh — Barrel Coffee Table
  • Cooler — Junk Food — Cooler Red
  • Lighting — Daytime Shadows, Lumipro, Photoshop