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Blogger Challenge

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Okies! This quick post is for Meri’s “Less than 100l$ challenge

Meri came up with 3 super outfits, all for less than L$100. They are outfits she really likes and would wear again. I decided to alter the challenge a bit as there’s much less around for chaps that is actually fashionable. My amended challenge was to find hair, stylish outfit and furniture for less than L$500 using FLF, Marketplace resellers, Group Gifts and well priced products.

I had a lot of fun with this… and came up with the above scene! The H&G was easy to do, not so much for Gabriel as he’s an awkward cuss and won’t wear just anything.  It appears he’s also obsessed with rabbits at the moment, so you’ll have to forgive him 🙂  Anyways, here’s the décor used:-

dust bunny . guiana chestnut tree – LI 4 – Fifty Linden Friday prize, some time back now but I remember being astonished that you’d get that wonderful twisted branch tree in fabulous pot for only L$50.

dust bunny . rabbit ear sponge cake . group gift – nowt! – LI 1
Sorry I don’t know if it’s anything to join the group as SL® is playing up… again

dust bunny . kawaii lunch gacha . bear dango – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify – MP resellers for L$55

Concept} 03. Bremen Sofa. Sky. PG – LI 13 – Transfer & Modify I love Concept} furniture but spend way too much on their gacha machines. This sofa contains 8 sits and 9 couples animations. One downside of this product was that I needed the Animare pose adjuster to adjust Gabriel’s arm as it was in his trousers and therefore too much for the rabbit! Fortunately this is MP resellers for L$95

Your Dreams – Bunnies in the rain gacha – Bunny Four – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify – MP resellers for L$95

So far, we have spent… L$295

Now, as for the apparel:-

1. The hair was the most difficult and I have to say that although this is a very passable and well priced hair, I don’t think Gabriel would wear it again. He was also not in favour of wearing the boots with this outfit because the trousers were showing through a bit. Blimey – you just can’t please him!

Item: MN Anime white male hair & shape & eyebrows for Altamura “MAX” Gift1
Store: MiNat (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/177242)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$35

Note that although it says Altamura, it would fit any male MESH head including Gabriel’s CATWA one.

OK, once we got over the hair, the rest was easy:-

Item: 9..::GB:: Pocket layered pants (Belleza) Green
Store: NEVER THE SAME (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/179965)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$50

Item: 16. RIOT / REBEL Tank – Mustard – Jake
Store: Grey’s Gacha Emporium (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/188024)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$40

Item: 22. RIOT / REBEL Leather Belts – Mustard – Jake
Store: Grey’s Gacha Emporium (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/188024)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$25

Item: 3.::GB:: Tow Leather necklace+ //  Silver
Store: *Gorean Gacha* (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/197002)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$30

Item: 6..::GB:: Combat boots / forest
Store: ☆♫E&H☆♫-♕DESTINY STORE♕ (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/156856)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$99

I make that little lot only… L$279

I’ve left in the MP Reseller’s stores in case you want to go and check them out.  Once I find a great reseller, I make a note and go visit their store every now and then.

Altogether I spent… L$574 so I’m L$74 over the challenge.  I’d have to cut back on Gabriel’s necklace to manage – it ain’t easy!!

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Later on, we changed up the boots and hair, and yes he would wear this outfit again!


1. TRUTH Halona hair – Blonde – really expensive and really fabulous as this has a non rigged version you can alter to fit a male head, plus a styling HUD in addition to the texture HUD so all in all, it’s a great deal for a super fussy person 🙂

2. GB Flap sneakers for Belleza – these are also a gacha BUT you have to take into account the many Plays on said gacha to get those sneakers – again not cheap – so the MP resellers win out again.

Now someone else have a go!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Marine Man

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Last minute goodies! The June Group Gift from 7 Deadly s[K]ins and The Arcade Gacha goodness by HEXtraordinary and Plaaka.  These are both available until the end of June – so a couple of days.

There is also a ♥♥ MID-SEASON SALE ♥♥ on at 7 Deadly s[K]ins right now  with up to 50% discounts on all the marked items in the store and this includes brand new skins and appliers.

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“Judas” in the Clay tone is the group gift, and it’s a pale toned skin but wonderfully expressive. I was using my own shape and the Daniel Bento head from CATWA.  There’s a lot in the group gift – the face applier which is OMEGA so as long as you have the right Relay, you can apply it to most Mesh Heads plus there’s OMEGA body appliers for smooth, hairy and trail with and without hairbase.  This is a very handsome skin and beard combo, so if you like paler skins, then go for it… but go quickly 🙂

Last two days also for the Arcade as well, so many of these gacha won’t be repeated and it’s well worth braving the inevitable queues to get to your favoured machine.  HEXtraordinary has an aquarium with fishes and snails machine, and Plaaka has aquatic plants and small garden builds in theirs. Really beautiful products!  If you miss the Arcade, there are always the resellers on Marketplace and I’ve got many a great bargain from there.

On Moz:-

7 Deadly s[K]ins – Judas – OMEGA Body Applier – Trail V1 Clay and OMEGA Face Applier – Judas Clay GG June V3 HB – GUYS department location

ADAM – Mesh Body – v. 1.4b
CATWA Head – Daniel Bento Mesh Head
CATWA – unrigged Animated Eyes & Tears

RE Industries – Savage adjustable earring
No.Match – NO.MATCH_NO.ORDINARY. (male) – browns

 

Home & Garden items:-

Still at June Arcade gacha Event – then resellers

*HEXtraordinary* Male Betta – Ruby – LI 3

*HEXtraordinary* Male Betta – Sunrise Blue – LI 3

PLAAKA Hydrocharitaceae Round – LI 3

PLAAKA WaterHyacinthLeaves – LI 1

Air – Air_Flower Lantern_Water lily mauve – from Lantern Flower gacha – LI 1
MONS / 3D – Leaf Photoshoot Decor (spring) – LI 3

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Home & Garden Expo 2017 – Dream Boat

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Hope you’re all enjoying the Home & Garden Expo 2017!  The Expo raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life® (RFL of SL). Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fund raising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can find more information about RFL of SL – HERE

I thought today, we’d do a bit of fantasy with 3rd Eye Perceptions’ amazing Wind of Change Boat. This stunning piece also has the Paper Birds as a separate item and in the photo I’d actually added this to my avatar, along with the lamp.  After much fiddling with both those pieces, which are really décor, I managed to get some good shots.  The boat has solo animations for ladies and gents.

 

I’m also showing the two Donation items from Jz for Men – board shorts and open shirt.  Jz is on Hope 7 and has some really nice mesh body compatible/standard sizing  apparel.

Later on, I went to Orcadi Island and met the hound who insisted on being in the photo. I don’t think the kitten was very happy about that!

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

3rd Eye Perceptions on Hope 4 (direct landmark)

Winds of Change Boat Lounge (basic)
Winds of Change Paper Birds

Duvet Day – Milan Lantern

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Nicehoon Langer at Tomato Park

JIAN Munchkin Kittens gacha :: Calico Held Kitten
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Details of avatar and apparel:-

Jz for Men on Hope 7 (direct landmark)

Denim Board Shorts – standard sizes XS – XL and mesh bodies for ADAM, AESTHETIC, SLINK and TMP
Jz for Men – Plain n Plaid Open Shirt – blue – standard sizes XS – XL

!!Smesh – sunglasses subway

Hair – Damselfly – Zain (non rigged) in dark browns HUD

7 Deadly s{K}ins –  Omega head applier – Devan Walnut v1 hairbase
7 Deadly s{K}ins –  Omega body applier – Walnut Trail V2 – GUYS department location

CATWA Daniel Bento Head
ADAM Mesh Body V1.4b
CATWA animated eyes n tears

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Stairway to Heaven

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This stunning Baroque Terrace from 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] has been in my Inventory for a while because I couldn’t do anything near to the beautiful posts my fellow bloggers have been doing, but this morning I got some inspiration. Having rezzed the terrace on my building platform yet again, I looked at the large amount of steps in the build that amounted to a veritable white stairway rising up to the sky… Stairway to Heaven!  Back down to the garden, I cleared everything off the lake, rezzed a white backdrop and it all started to make sense.

The terrace contains the statues and an oval platform at the top surrounded by a balustrade and another set of steps down the other side.  Some topiary bushes in pots are included at the sides.  I placed the Baroque Gazebo on the top platform and a little rock waterfall by Felix landscaping within it.  As you can see from the welcoming angel, it’s quite a large piece and would be suitable for grand gardens, parks and any public space where you wanted to make an architectural statement.

Here’s what I used:-

These are available at the I ❤ Roleplay Event, which runs until the end of the month.  All beautiful original Mesh with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

22769 – Baroque Gazebo – LI 47
22769 – Topiary Cone – LI 3
22769 – Topiary Cube – LI 2
22769 – Baroque Terrace – LI 104

1 Prim Mesh Waterfall – Copy/Modify – Landscaping by Felix
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HEART – WildFlowers – Petunias – White – D8
Heart – Nymphaea Nouchali – Cluster 1 – White
Heart – Nymphaea Nouchali – LilyPad Base Plate – Large

TLC Home Collection –  Swan, Adult (and you saw him in the Swanery post)
+Half-Deer+  – Secret Garden Bunnies – Sakura – this is a set, not a gacha, and it’s available at the BLOOM Event which runs to the end of the month.

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Here’s the angel (and being this angelic can’t last) in close-up.  The angelic face and body appliers are by 7 Deadly s{K}ins and you’ll find them in the guy’s section, ground floor.

 

Here’s what I was wearing: –

*IW* Angel of Peace Dove – Fantasy China

Bare Rose – Bento Wings and Meleager White Toga  – Bare Rose is a cracking designer of all sorts of apparel including fantasy, excellently made designs at very reasonable prices.  Check out the MP link and then go and visit!
ADAM Mesh Body – and CATWA Bento Daniel Bento Head worn with
7 Deadly s{K}ins  OMEGA head applier – JUDAS tone Cotton and  OMEGA Men’s body applier – Smooth Cotton
pearly nails from ADAM Mesh Body – HUD

Eyes – CATWA unrigged animated eyes n tears
No.Match hair – No.Horizon – blondes HUD – a versatile hair indeed

 

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 🙂

 

A Valentine from Africa?

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At last I got the CATWA Daniel Bento head!  So far, it’s been a breeze. Here, I used the 7 Deadly s{K}ins Jager applier (January’s Group Gift) and fiddled around with the shape a bit. I can see it’s going to take a lot more fiddling before the Bento head looks anywhere near my system shape head but I think it’ll be worth it. I’ll post more in detail on Daniel, as I’ve only got a very basic understanding of it at the moment.

What I really wanted to tell you about is that  7 Deadly s{K}ins are going to have a Valentine ADVENT Event in February, so join the group now as it won’t be free to join during the event! From 1st until 14th, every day there’ll be a new group gift to collect. By the time the Event is done, ladies will have accumulated over 11K worth of items including a Maitreya body applier fatpack. Now what about the gents, I hear you say. Well, I asked designer Izara if there would be male items she said that it would be a surprise! She is just not letting on but I am sure there will be!

Here’s a close-up photograph of the Jager applier on Daniel face. I was at the Devin 2 sim where the owners have built a wonderful safari type scene which is open to the public for photography and relaxing. You have to teleport up from the ground to get to the platform, look out for signposts.

 

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

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂