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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 🙂

 

Frying up your sausages with Chez Moi Furnitures

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If you’d like a new camping set ready for your autumn trips out into the virtual wilderness, you can’t go wrong with Chez Moi‘s “Camping Fun” set. And it’s not all about frying up your sausages, either!

This is a fabulous interactive set which includes a realistic tent, blazing campfire, basket packed with extra blankets and ground sheets,  and some great log seating. Altogether, the land impact is a mere 14, leaving you plenty of prims to play with for all the camping paraphernalia you can think of.

Here, we were lucky to get away with visits from only two of the forest birds who were eyeing a platter of grapes. The shib lay down as near to the fire as possible without singeing his fur and note he’s got his cold season scarf on. You might know… he’s a fashion fan!

The basket close-up, and you can see the ground sheet and blankets neatly rolled and folded. Well that neatness won’t last long 🙂

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Poses, there are lots of them. The “Camping Fun” set has Adult and PG versions. Lots of the poses have attachable activity props including those ubiquitous sausages on sticks.  The tent has 30 single poses (male and female), 24 activities such as reading, eating, drinking and sleeping, 24 x 2 animations for couples in love, plus 30 x 2 intimate poses in the adult version. The campfire has a realistic sound of crackling fire, room for 1 – 4 people and you can warm your hands and cook marshmallows – 4 individual poses, 8 x 2 animations for couples in love. The two-seater log chair has 30 single poses for male and female, 12 x 2 animations for couples in love and 24 x 2 intimate poses in the adult version.  Control is by menu, with SWAP and ADJUST facilities. Everything is 100% original mesh with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

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I don’t think I’ve seen a nicer campfire than this one. It has a lovely warm glow and particle animation and when you get inside the tent and cuddle up, it exudes an atmosphere of contentment.

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Now where can you get this exclusive set?  It’s out at current round of The Chapter Four until October 20th and there’s 20% off the usual price for the duration of the Event.

The Chapter Four Taxi

Visit Chez Moi Furnitures mainstore for loads more decorating ideas, and while you’re there pick up the October group gift – “Autumn Bench”

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Chez Moi web logo

Other items in the pictures: –

+Half-Deer+ Shiba Inu – Sleepy (rez) 2 (try MP for gacha resales)
Starling _Standing  by TLC Home Collection
English Robins Love Marquis Grapes  by Lunar Seasonal Designs
[ zerkalo ]  – Hot Chocolate (winter edition)
{ affaire } – kerosene lamp + decor
Jian – Hillside Orchard :: Apple Bucket (Empty)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Standing at The Crossroads

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“The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location.” ~ Flannery  O’Connor ~

The Crossroads is a brand new event from the folks who brought us Shiny Shabby. Featuring six sections called Worlds, each with its own theme – Roleplay, Vintage, Cute, Contemporary, Apocalypse and Lust worlds – it hopes to bring us a unique shopping experience from gachas to regular vendors, from lovely and cute to dark and apocalyptic. It hopes to cover all tastes! For more info, check out The Crossroads  blog. The event runs until July 28th so we’ve got plenty of time to explore and shop.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] have released a wonderful patio set at the event, the pieces of which can be purchased separately as follows:

Patio Side Table – LI 2, white pottery – LI 1, Art Magazine – LI 1
Beach Pouf – LI 1, 8 single animations, choice of grey, red or brown versions
Crate Table – LI 2, big book with cup – LI 2, coffee maker – LI 1
Patio Decoration Pack – drum table with pillows – LI 2, snake plant – LI 4, beach rug – LI 1
Patio Lounger – PG and Adult versions – LI 9, 14 single sits, 8 couple and an additional 19 intimate poses in the Adult version
Beach Pallet is the free gift at the event
All pieces Copy/Modify

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zerkalo ~ Fresh Roses – LI 2 (white and red versions) Copy/Modify. These beautiful pieces would grace any summery scene and the detail is second to none.

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Here’s your taxi to The Crossroads Event

Other pieces in the garden are:

[PM]Pixel Mode – The Backyard Garden Pool

Wood Wall – by Katia Millet (CMP)

Botanical – Mesh Mediterranean Cypress [Mod Copy]
Botanical – Summer Linden Small [c]

HEART Botanicals – WildFlowers – Petunias

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Faded Charm – Zerkalo at The Epiphany Gacha Event

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The quarterly Epiphany Gacha Event opens in less than two days’ time, 12th April. Part of the great thing about this event is that if you amass too many spares in pursuit of your chosen gacha prizes, you can cash in those spares for points. Use your points to buy exclusives from the Designers! For instance, you can get a Copy/Modify version of any exclusive for 25 points. The exclusives are well worth collecting since they’ll never be shown again.

Zerkalo have an amazing set called, “Faded Charm” and it reminds me of those treasured keepsakes you have on a shelf from way back, that you don’t want to get rid of because they were either given with love or commemorate a notable event in your life.

Commons
Lantern – 1 LI
Cloche with spring branch – 2 LI
Red and White Roses in pots – 2 LI each
Love Sign with white ribbon hanging – 2 LI
Framed Scissors – 1 LI
Coffee & Wine Tray – 1 LI

Rare
Bird Lamp – 2 LI
All Epiphany machines are set between 10 % to 15% in winning chances for rares.

Exclusive
Cloche with bird nest n eggs – 1 LI

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The textures and detailing on this set is breathtaking. There’s delicate white lace and smooth, glossy, reflective glass. Every little detail has been taken care of to give that feeling of being precious to the owner. I particularly like the ethos of the tray: –

“Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can, and wine to accept the things I cannot!”

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April Shopping Guide at The Epiphany Blog
Join the Inworld Group

Visit The Epiphany Gacha Event (sim not open yet!)

Visit Zerkalo mainstore

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Zerkalo – Wheels on Fire

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“If your mem’ry serves you well
We were goin’ to meet again and wait
So I’m goin’ to unpack all my things
And sit before it gets too late
No man alive will come to you
With another tale to tell
And you know that we shall meet again
If your mem’ry serves you well
This wheel’s on fire
Rolling down the road
Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode !”   # Bob Dylan

Well, hopefully not this excellent “Wheel” lounge set from Zerkalo!  You can pick this up from the March edition of The Mens Dept which runs until the end of the month. There’s a choice of three cushion colours – red, green and blue. PG and Adult versions.

Pieces are:

Sofa – LI 6 with 12 sits/12 cuddles/ 16 intimate poses in the Adult version

Chair – LI 2 with 5 sits/3 cuddles and 10 intimate poses in the Adult version

Stool – LI 2 with 5 sits/3 cuddles and 10 intimate poses in the Adult version

Table – LI 1

Tyres Decor – LI 2

Here’s a close up to show off the excellent texturing. I put this set in the garage which leads down to a lake and boat dock but it would go in a number of places, least of all the man-shed lol

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Other pieces were from Zerkalo sets – “Coffee on the Porch” – an extremely useful set of furniture and decor which I never put away entirely, “California” – wall hanging, signs and decor, “Chess” – named after major chess tournament combatants – essential decor for lounges! Wood pile and crate also Zerkalo.

Dog is from a Half-Deer gacha (you can pick up similar on MP) – Shiba Inu sleepy

Here’s one of the cuddle animations which are rather romantic. Designer, Anaïs, has a gift for picking the right animations for each set of furniture. The dog was so comfortable she never stirred!

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Visit TMD

Zerkalo Mainstore

Cheers, m’dears!

 

Zerkalo – A bedroom for Britain!

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Who has the good fortune to have a bedroom especially made for them by an amazing designer?  Why, Britain of course! Inspired by ace blogger and stylist Britain’s penchant for white, Zerkalo have a stunning set out at the March edition of FaMESHed.

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The set is made in what has become Zerkalo’s trade colour of white and there are light and dark wood versions of the set. PG and Adult varieties are available, too. Although everything is white, that’s not to say you can’t tint with aplomb. Designer, Daniel, has surpassed himself in mesh detail and faces so that it’s possible to tint just portions of lace or frills – whatever you like. I chose palest lavender here. It makes a small corner of this room into a big posh statement 🙂

Here’s what you receive in your chosen set – which is all Copy/Modify

Bed – PG or Adult, Dark or Light wood – LI 7

Canopy to go at the head of the bed – beautiful floaty lace, Dark or Light wood fixings – LI 6

Curtains – detailed swathes gathered up by a lace ribbon, also a top valance and detailed fixings in Dark or Light wood – LI 8 which is easily resized with not much added Land Impact – I was up to LI 9 with relatively large windows to cover

Bedside Lounger – available in PG and Adult versions with a choice of light and dark wood – LI 3

Pillows – lace and roses. Wow!  These are absolutely beautiful – masses of lace or a whole feature of roses, which you can tint in batches. Land Impact of 2 for each pillow.

Bedside tables – one for Her, with tablecloth and lace work and one for Him in wood with decor underneath. Both are available in dark and light shades and are 2 LI each

Bedside Lamps – His and Hers, again. Hers is decorated in lace with lace ribbon and his is an angular style lamp. Hers is 2 LI, His is 1 LI

A handy alarm clock for 2 LI could go on either side!

Finally there’s a magnificent caged chandelier, and this has two versions, light and dark – LI 6

 

A few close-ups. Here’s the lady’s side of the bed and its full of frothy lace, don’t forget I’ve tinted some of this into palest lavender. That way, the lace patterns really show up.

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I’m glad to say that the gents have not been forgotten! They get their own bedside table, lamp and alarm clock in a choice of light and dark shades.

Zerkalo - Britain's Bedroom - from his side

 

Just to show you that wonderful rose cushion and the detailing on the base of the bed, notice the heart shape?  This is very fine work indeed.

Zerkalo - Britain's Bedroom - from lounge view

 

Detail on the caged chandelier. There’s a good throw of light from the click on/off candles. This is the dark version.

Zerkalo - Britain's Bedroom, Caged Chandelier

 

Additional pieces – Bocas Belle House from Spargel & Shine and multi-floral rug from same set, please refer to the previous RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 post.

Visit FaMESHed Event which is on until the end of the month. The Home & Garden vendors are on the central island.

Visit the zerkalo sim for lots more amazing furniture and decor designs.

True Love from Zerkalo!

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[zerkalo] have released a beautiful new gacha called, ‘True Love’ and you can try your luck on this at the Gacha Garden Event which runs until February 29th 2016. There are 13 Commons and 1 Rare and it’s 50L per play.

Rare: Large Mannequin – Dressed with adjustable wooden stand and top peg – 3 LI
Commons: Small Mannequins – Dressed and Plain at 3 LI each
Single Rose with card – white and red at 1 LI each
Box with a dozen Roses – white and red at 2 LI each
Box with Candies and lace doily – white and red at 1 LI each
Gift Box with lace doily – white and red at 1 LI each
Pillow edged with lace – 1 LI
Side Table shabby chic style – 2 LI
Birdcage with lace ribbon and wooden bird – 4 LI

Here’s the Rare: – the Large Mannequin looks great by the window. There’s a lot of attention to detail gone into this piece. I remember my mum having one of these and you could adjust the height of it so as to get the right length on skirts and dresses.

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More Commons: – the two smaller mannequins which seem to be having a chat here, and that lovely cushion which could be a keepsake from a romantic holiday in Paris, plus the very useful Shabby Chic style side table – appreciate those elegant legs.

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This was my favourite piece, and not just because I love birdies!  The candles have a flicker on the flames which vary subtly in light intensity and make the whole piece come alive. It’s just so delicately and finely made. Table goes well with everything, too. These couple of pieces would make a wonderful hall decoration in their own right.

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The Gacha Garden offers an extra reward for playing the gachas. 20 plays on a single machine gives the player a ‘Seed of Inspiration’ gift. This will only be available for the duration of the Event. [zerkalo]’s ‘Seed of Inspiration’ is a beautiful Heart Frame that hangs from a lace ribbon and you can place your own photograph in the middle of the heart!

 

Zerkalo - True Love - Heart Frame

Windlights: – Annan Adored Light Explosion 3, Nacon’s Sweet Morning and Xanthe’s Flawless.

Visit the Gacha Garden Event

Visit [zerkalo] Mainstore

Cheers, m’dears 🙂