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A good old fashioned bath

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There’s nowt like a good old fashioned bath!  At least that’s what my mum used to say when we were living in a very rural village abroad and it was my brother and yours truly fetching water, boiling it up and bunging it in the bathtub.  By the time we’d finished we darn well needed a bath!

Now this bathtub is that much easier, you just click a few times to get the water automatically filled to the brim of the tub and then you have a choice of clear water, foaming bubbles or romantic rose petals floating on top. Wonderful!  This is Chez Moi Furniture‘s interactive and whimsical “Rustic Bathtub” which is available at the current round of The Chapter Four Event. You’ve got a choice of maturities and a couple of extra pieces – the Rustic Bath Table and the Rustic hanger where you can put your bathrobe.  Huh!  We didn’t have those in my day 🙂

Here’s details of all the Home & Garden pieces:-

Chez Moi Furnitures – interactive “Rustic Bathtub” (Adult – with 120 animations) – LI 5 – C/M – slightly modified to hide the shower head and back of taps
“Rustic Hanger” – 1 LI – C/M
“Rustic Bath Table” – LI 3 – C/M
All at The Chapter Four current round (runs to April 20th)

House – Cheeky Pea – Lillooet Skybox – LI 20

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Muted Relaxing Rug
from the gacha “Little Piece of Heaven” at current round of Shiny Shabby

IDEZA – items from the “Around the Propellers” gacha
Copper Basket, Indus Sofa, Tube Wall Light, Props

HEXtraordinary – items from Deco(c)rate March – Boho Meditation Altar Set
Marble Buddha Statue, Lotus Candle Holder, Altar Crystal, Buddha Incense

{what next} – House Plants set – Agave in pot and on stand, Eucalyptus in pot and on stand, Rubber Tree in pot
[what next} ‘Spring Bloom’ Tulip Planter (purple)

Clay and Bamboo Vases Ae by Storax Tree
Feline Treasures – Sleep – Jaguar r by Storax Tree

Jian – Vellum Candles (3 Straight)
Raindale ~ stack of books from the Mauner set

MeadowWorks – Kneeling Stag Sculpture
KAZZA – HomeStyle – Flower Pot
Kei’s Donut Cafe Mug (happy) – from Arcade gacha set, now at mainstore

[ zerkalo ] Winter Dream gacha – Books 1
[ zerkalo ] Winter Dream gacha – Books 2
[ zerkalo ] Hidden Gems gacha – Bird Frame

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I have a new sponsor!  This is EvE & ADAM by designer, Ginger Chevalier. I’ll be blogging for ADAM and there’s a lot to show you. You’ve seen me blog the ADAM Mesh Body before, it’s my favourite mesh body, not too skinny or too beefy but beautifully formed *laughs*. Ginger makes skin appliers for the ADAM mesh body and also for her ADAM Bento Head, clothing and beards.

Today, I’m wearing:-

ADAM Mesh Body – v 1.4 b
ADAM Mesh Head Bento – v 1.4
ADAM Beard Bento M1
ADAM Skin applier for Bento Head – Marc 30
ADAM Skin applier – Olivier
Shape – my own
Eyes – CATWA unrigged animated eyes n tears

There’s a shape included with the Bento Head, it’s very nice if you want to just use that.  I altered it more to suit me. What I didn’t change was the nose – Ginger has the perfect nose on this shape! There are teeth included but not eyes. You do need mesh eyes and I used the CATWA animated eyes, fiddled a bit to get them to fit the eye sockets. You also get an animations HUD which is a lot of fun.

The medium length beard is Bento, it will work with the ADAM Bento head, and you need to add it. Daft me was thinking it was an applier and pressing the HUD colours, nothing was working. Don’t make that mistake!  Plenty of texture colours for the beard and you can also tint it for that perfect match with your skin. It will work with the animations HUD just fine. There are various options on the HUD to change parts of the head such as the eyelashes or ears.

The head applier is called Marc and it’s for the ADAM mesh body only.  Marc actually comes in different ages (30, 45 and 60) – this is the age 30 one and it’s pretty true to that age. It will match all 11 tones in the ADAM Mesh Body HUD (and these are included on the applier HUD) so very little fiddling required which is a real boon. You have have with and without brows.

The skin applier is called Olivier and mmm, it’s an attractive one!  Very reasonably priced at 450L for all the skin tones, with hair and without. You can pay more than that for 1 skin tone. I was using the No. 6 shade with hair. Makes bath time more fun!

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Dinosaurus!

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I love a good Dinosaur movie, there aren’t many I haven’t seen.  My favourite story in this genre is Jules Verne’s “The Lost World” which is so exciting and well written.  Although penned in 1874, it is still an excellent read and I believe you can get it for nowt on Kindle as a classic.  There were some friendly dinosaurs in the novel, or at least they didn’t attack the hapless humans too often! And I think they were plesiosaurs, the chaps that are still supposed to be there in the waters of Loch Ness, Scotland.

All these recollections were brought on by [VM] Vero Modero‘s hunt gift this month, and it’s the “Dino Hoodie”.  The ITBH Hunt is on until March 29th so if you hurry, you’ll manage to get your copy.  The Hint is… surrounded by skulls.. the object is a Blue Butterfly dollabie.  Now the Dino Hoodie has five sizes, XS through to XL and I was wearing the L size. It’s in the men’s department, just follow the floor map at the landing point. It’s not difficult to find 🙂

Here’s what I was wearing: –

**RE** Ewan Necklace – Male

[VM] VERO MODERO – Dino Hoodie Size L (in sizes XS – XL with alpha)

ADAM Mesh Body v.1.4b and ADAM boxer v1.2 underwear
CATWA Bento Daniel Bento Mesh Head
7 Deadly s{K}insOMEGA Head Applier ACE V2 HB Caramel and OMEGA Body Applier – Smooth Caramel and don’t forget that March’s Group Gift is a 400L$ store voucher

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Ragner’s Day Off

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I’m imagining Ragner the Viking on a day off. He’s gone on holiday to the Mediterranean and ransacked… errr rented a nice villa, to relax and keep out of trouble. *Laughs* alright, holidays in the Med were not invented back then but you know darn well that it’s all virtual fantasy, and I wanted to showcase a couple of things today.

Firstly, TLC Home Collection‘s “Humming Birds Bush”.  This is an exclusive at the current round of Cosmopolitan. I absolutely love it – not only do you get the hibiscus bush in its planter but also 3 humming birds that fly around sampling the flowers. This is Copy/Modify so you can unlink the birds… they do still flap their wings but they will stay in one place wherever you put them as the scripts have been destroyed when you unlinked.  Click on the planter and the flowers change colour in various warm colours. The planter is white to begin with, I modified it to go with the patio.

The house is by Nomad, and it’s in the March Deco(c)rate Home & Garden subscription box. You can still get this edition but it’s now twice the price at 3k lindens.  It’s a great house with striking colours and a turret at the back.  Lots of doors that will stay open for various photography shots and then close on touch. This is very useful!

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Secondly, I’m wearing appliers by 7 Deadly s{K}ins. With the group gift this month, you have 400L to go and spend at the store. This is enough to buy one of the many applier sets, I was using “Fier” face applier in Caramel with beard V2 HB. The artistry on this is really nice and unique, the beard and the hairbase join up in a natural manner and it suited the hair I chose so well.  For the body applier, I chose Caramel Smooth this time and Ragner must have borrowed his wife’s shaver as there’s no body hair, he’s just smooth!  I wouldn’t like to say if she’ll be pleased or not. Both these appliers are OMEGA so I can use them with my CATWA Daniel Bento face and ADAM Mesh Body. It does take a while fiddling with everything but if you persevere you can get some wonderful looks.

The bench  is the “Park Bench Rainbow” by Chez Moi Furnitures, and this should be back at the mainstore by now, having been out at an Event. It’s texture change for some very pleasant pastel shades and has PG and Adult versions with lots of lovely animations and interactive stuff, such as Chez Moi is famous for.

Home & Garden items used:-

Humming Birds on Hibiscus – TLC Home Collection at Cosmo (modified by colour)
CC Design – Tropical Composition (modified by colour)
Nomad – Bohemian Delight House – March Deco(c)rate
Park Bench Rainbow CHEZ MOI- instore now

Avatar items used:-

7 Deadly s{K}ins – Fier Face Applier Caramel beard V2 HB OMEGA and 7 Deadly s{K}ins Caramel Body Applier, also OMEGA

CATWA Bento Daniel Mesh Head & OMEGA relay, my own shape

CATWA Mesh animated Eyes with HUD

ADAM Mesh Body & OMEGA relay

Mirror – Ragner Hair unrigged – Brown pack (no hair base) HUDs for hair colour and braiding. At the new round of Men Only Monthly.
SuPerBia – Wings of Redemption soft tattoo
::GABRIEL:: Heavenly Warrior set – pants & sandals gray – gacha – try MP
Viking Necklace – original Mesh – Dedelinux Creations

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Viking Legend

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Ragnar Lodbrok was a legendary Viking leader and hero of old Norse poetry and sagas from the Viking age.  According to this traditional literature, Ragnar distinguished himself by many raids against France and Anglo Saxon England during the 9th century.  When I saw this new release from 7 Deadly s{K}ins called ODIN, I was put in mind of Ragnar from the television series Vikings which is based on the Ragnar of old.

To get this look, you’ll need a Bento head and a mesh body that will take Omega HUDs. The 7 Deadly s{K}ins “Odin” pack contains 20 Omega Mesh Head appliers (based on the Bento CATWA Daniel head) in 5 skin tones – Taupe/Caramel/Clay/Steam (used in the pictures)/Stone and 2 facial hair options. There is also a Bento Shape which is Copy/Modify included.  The Shape is also available separately, check out the Second Floor of the guy’s dept and you’ll find it there.

I used the Adam Mesh Body with this Shape and the 7 Deadly s{K}ins Steam tone Omega applier for same.

It’s an easy matter to change the hair base using the CATWA HUD so as to get a nice blond colour, the hair is from EMO-tions Bradley which matches up perfectly. Add pants and boots from The Forge and a fur coat from !gO! and you’ve got Ragnar!

Here he is in close-up. I really think designer, Izara, has made an excellent job of both the shape and the skin. The nose is really elegant and the eyes are well spaced.

 

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Pick up your copy of the Odin appliers and Shape from 7 Deadly s{K}ins guy’s department !

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Conversation with the Kingfisher

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There is an absolutely charming legend about the kingfisher. It was said that they built a floating nest and wherever the nest would drift according to the wind and river movements, the surrounding water would remain calm. Even if a nest floated out to sea, then the area would be calmed. Thus, the kingfisher would be a sacred bird to the ancient mariners. It was also said that the nest would be made of fish bones. In reality, kingfishers consume large quantities of fish, aquatic insects and freshwater shrimp. They regurgitate the indigestible portions and the nest can become strewn with bones, so this may have contributed to the legend. Their eggs are a beautiful deep pinkish hue, and usually they lay 6 in number. Male and female kingfishers create their nests by excavating a burrow in a shallow river, stream or lake bank, usually just below the top of the bank.

This little post is really to illustrate 7 Deadly s{K}ins January group gift for us gents, the “Jager” set. It’s a very generous set by designer, Izara.  Here’s what we get:-

24 Omega head appliers (with/without hairbase & clean plus light beard versions), which were fitted on the GA.EG Damon Bento mesh head originally, although here I used CATWA Paul. Tones are caramel, cotton, steam, earth, taupe and stone. I chose the earth tone, clean for my pictures.

6 system skins plus SLINK hands/feet appliers and Omega body appliers, I chose the matching smooth earth tone.

2 bonus shapes – shape for bento head on SLINK body, shape for  bento head on system body plus system head shape for comparison.

There is an add-on pack instore for 250L, viewing recommended.

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Here’s what Jager looks like on the Damon Bento head:-

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I was wearing:

GIOMEN – Synder pullover, black
GIOMEN – Vamos Jeans, blue
Rozoregalia – silver drop earring
ARGRACE – Takeshi Hair
Adam Mesh body with OMEGA relay
CATWA Paul Head with OMEGA relay
CATWA animated Mesh Eyes/Tears

Home & Garden:

Trompe Loeil – Camden Couch & pillows – these are very boathouse in style, great poses, too.
Trompe Loeil – Camden Cove prefab – fantastic value!
Both at Collabor88

Garden grass by anc. meadow deep forest – Fifty Linden Friday purchase, there’s all colours of grass otherwise, plus a number of seeded grasses and other beautiful garden landscaping items instore.

[ Organica ] Full Moon Maple 1 – a stunning tree.
TLC Home Collection – Kingfisher, also comes with his own fishing perch to put by a river or lake.

 

Visit 7 Deadly s{K}ins mainstore, Guy’s Department

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Brave New Year

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~ Brave New Year ~

“The old year slips away into the past
fading through the obscure as the Shadows take it
For it’s unvisited in the vivid, eternal Now.
And all the New ahead, an unopened gift of hopes and expectations
Much patronised by fortune tellers as they gaze through an overcast mirror
mercurial deep and try to map the implausible.

What a journey to be taken, along with fools and friends
The parallel of our hearts set on the narrow way
Our voices whisper comfort or scream cacophony
The scuff of our feet as we are dragged along, willing and unwilling
Onto the intoxicating plains of the Future.

And if we did know the outcome of such happenings, would we take one step?
That first brave step along the flagstones into an unknown garden
The borders filled with nettle and lotus, tended by wasp and honey bee
Apple trees and desert cacti scraping the sky, their progeny choked or sprouted into a thousand possibilites.

Don’t we all wander the wonders to come?”

 

For: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – JURO  – 12 Omega Face Appliers based on CATWA in three skin tones, with and without hairbase, SLINK hands & feet appliers included. Free group join up this month!

CATWA Paul mesh head
CATWA animated mesh eyes n tears

Omega relay for CATWA
ADAM mesh body
**RE** Eagle Necklace Real Evil Industries

{anc} forget. Swallow [rosepink]
uK – Little Bird Chandelier Light (Scripted)
Two Moon Gardens – Overgrown Glory – Autumn 2

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Bog Day Afternoon – 7 Deadly s{K}ins

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~*~ With apologies to Al Pacino, who was more into robbing banks in a similarly titled film, than spending inordinate amounts of time reading the newspaper whilst perched on the throne ~*~

There’s nothing like a quiet half hour spent reading the Financial Times and carrying out other more mundane matters –  especially in my new bathroom, furnished courtesy of MudHoney. I got the “Cooper Bathroom set” from the recent 6 Republic (which emptied my pockets no end), and added a few other choice décor items from not so bad “Australia” gacha machine.

What I really wanted to show you was some lovely items from 7 Deadly s{K}ins!  Now the group gift for November is a 400 L$ store voucher. Now what will that buy you?  Well, upstairs I found this gorgeous applier pack for face and body (I used the OMEGA relay) for only 375 L$ (more details follow).  A whole new look for practically nowt!  I’m sure you can do just as well as me. Not only that but… how would you like to win 10K of store credit?  All you have to do is to ‘like’ the 7 Deadly s{K}ins Facebook page before November the 30th.

For your Black Friday fun,  7 Deadly s{K}ins have a promotion on for Skin Addiction members. Everything has an 85% discount plus there’s a box with 20 skins from 2014 and a box with skins from 2015 for only 50 L$ per box. I checked out the section and there are 3 skins for gents with the 85% discount! There’s a direct landmark below, it’s upstairs in the gent’s department.  Don’t belong to Skin Addiction ? Well, you’re not left out. For the store itself, there are also Black Friday Sales from November 25th – November 30th. ALL the CasperVend vendor items have 60% off, there’s free group join-up on 28th/29th/30th November and each day will have secret Flash Sales!

Now I’ve imparted that essential information, here’s more about the skin I chose. The skin is called “Fier” and it’s in the skin tone caramel – a versatile medium  shade. You get 10 OMEGA face variations with and without hairbase, so you can be bearded, clean and have stubble. SLINK appliers are included for hands, feet and body.  TMP and OMEGA body appliers are also included. Here’s a close-up of the face.

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I used the ADAM Mesh Body, CATWA Paul Head, CATWA Mesh Eyes with GDit “I’m Interested” 11 eye textures HUD (will be on sale at Color Me Project from November 25th).

Home & Garden items in the photos:

MudHoney Cooper bathroom set

not so bad . AUSTRALIA art work 1 – gacha

TLC Cormorant standing version (a set of 2)

Visit  7 Deadly s{K}ins Guy’s Department

Visit  7 Deadly s{K}ins Black Friday Promotion

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂