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

Summer Candy

The latest creation by b[ELLE] made me think of summer candy — the candy necklaces, dots stuck on paper and strips of sugary gel.

The Sweethearts Dress comes with a HUD and all of the patterns are unique and fun. I had a hard time choosing my favorite, but the 3D look on the hearts print really stands out.

Strange Treasure

Some strange treasure washed up on me beach. It be holdin’ a bit o’ the briny deep without leakin’ out. Shiver me timbers down to me bones!

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!

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!

!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.

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

Moving!

I’m at the real estate office buying a new home. I’m moving in real life! It’s an exciting time but there is so much to do. Bear with me– I will write when I can! HUGS, Em.

  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — The Skinnery — Harper, sorbet
  • Hair — Stealthic — Intrepid
  • Dress — Decoy — Cordelia
  • Inbox — Prestige Furniture — File Tray 03
  • Briefcase — Virtually Visual — 100% Mesh Leather Briefcase with colour changing script
  • Pose included in furniture in home by Aymec Millet.
  • Location — Private home
  • Lighting — Photoshop. Nobody looks good in fluorescent lighting!

Pink Pirate

Arrghhh….Some freebooter stole me barrel o’ pink daiquiris! I’m on the lookout. That hornswaggler’s gonna be shark bait!