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.

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

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!

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

Living Green

This post was inspired by something in real life. My favorite breakfast spot has a living wall near the entrance. I came across a living wall for sale in SL and knew I had to do something with it. I created this tableau using just a few of the green things in my inventory. I collect green things! The bunny is there because I have a thing for bunnies :).

  • Broken Mesh Wall — Gummi’s Flower Shop. I purchased this as a second hand Gacha on Marketplace
  • Ivy — Urban Spirit — Mesh Ivy. 50L on Marketplace.
  • Living Wall — Mithral — Living Wall Display, light
  • Chair — Park Place — Midtown Egg Chair. Green is one of 6 color options on the HUD
  • Coffee Table — Mithral — Terrarium Coffee Table, light
  • Lamp — Botanica — Art Nouveau Floor Lamp, green
  • Sprinkler — Backbone — Lawn Sprinkler
  • Bunny — JIAN — Straight Eared Bunny, Static. Part of a set.
  • Grass — Kidd — Short Mowed Lawn
  • Location — Private property
  • Lighting — a blend of Places Abracadabra and Still life, Photoshop

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.

Hanging Out in the Bayou

It’s hot. It’s muggy. It’s a perfect day to sit barefoot in the shade of a big old tree, feeling the breeze come off the river. A tall, cold glass of lemonade would taste great right about now!

I lived at Bayou Chat Noir for over a year. The entire sim is like an art project and is just stunning. I highly recommend a visit!

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Anja II, apricot
  • Hair — Lamb — Miami
  • Top/Capris — Lapointe & Bastchild Swear — Daisy Bralet and Capris. Currently on sale for 99L each piece at the Flourish Event
  • Pose — JIAN — Camp Anawanna firepit and logs
  • Location — Bayou Chat Noir, down by the river
  • Lighting — TOR Sunrise Defenderz 1, Lumipro, Photoshop

!gO! West

I was doing my Friday bargain hunting when I saw a woman wearing this outfit. I complimented her on it, she thanked me and told me that it was a rare Gacha prize from !gO! We talked a little and then parted ways. About 10 minutes later, she offered to sell it to me for an incredible price. I leaped at the chance! I also made a new friend in the exchange. It was a complete WIN!!

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Anja II, Apricot
  • Outfit — Hat/hair, top, skirt, boots are the Rare 3 prize from !gO! Dolly Cowgirl gacha.
  • Pose /Horse — Fashiowl — My White Horse. This was a Valentine gift
  • Location — A friend’s private property. Thank you, Iz!
  • Lighting — Phototools Angles light, Lumipro, Photoshop, Corel Painter

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 Wild Coast

I love wild, untamed beaches. They remind me of childhood vacations in New England. I’ve been creating a wild beach on my Homestead. It’s my happy place.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya — Laura
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Anja II, apricot
  • Hair — Pr!tty — Avy, browns. This was a gift at Chapter 4 last year. Yes, I just opened the box!
  • Top — Have Unequal — Valerie Top, White. This was also a 2018 Chapter 4 gift
  • Shorts — Siss Boom — jealous in brown. I got this as a sale item last year.
  • Pose — Le Poppycock — Shipwreck — Off the Coast. Gacha item, 75L
  • Location — Private property
  • Lighting — Euphoria Sunset #2, Lumipro, Just a touch of Photoshop to brighten it