Friday, April 20, 2018

#448 - To The Warriors - Fantasy Faire Opens

Upon my most recent wanderings, I found something that touched my heart and I had to stop and sit to ponder what the warriors who've gone before us had gone through and what might they be experiencing. I wondered, are they watching from above, from beyond? How strong they were to have to fight this fight. I've not thought of that very often. How brave some are to go thru trials unknown, scary and with no guarantees of a health benefit to themselves or for that matter, their own life. All to find a cure. All simply to learn and hopefully heal, and for the benefit to those of us who come after them. This memorial brought all these thoughts rushing into my head.
HARSHLANDS - [HL] FF2018 MEMORIAL STONE
This is the Harshlands - [HL] FF2018 Memorial Stone. It brought all those thoughts into my head upon first seeing it. I think I may spend some quiet or reflective times here when I need it. The writing says this:
INSCRIPTION ON THE [HL] FF2018 MEMORIAL STONE
"To the Warriors who fought without giving up -- May your light never fade."

I hope I can keep up this fight too. If the current situation is any predictor, I am going to be well for a good while. I hope that is the case. You never want to be too confident with this disease. It can sneak up on you or return with a vengeance sometimes. But I am so glad others before me have fought this fight too. I know I am not alone and there are many who support this effort every year just to help trying to find a cure. Fantasy Faire this year is going to help fund a Hope Lodge in Kenya for others who also need hope. They also fight. I hope we can raise enough to give them what they need and send more hope their way. You can read more about our mission this (10th) year here.
HARSHLANDS - MYSTIC DOME & THE DARK FAE - ANUBIS GUARDIAN
After my time of reflection, I wandered further and found something larger and as I approached, I grew more curious. It had stairs on all sides and what appeared to be Anubis statues with burning embers on either side of the entrance I was facing. An interesting mix I must say. This was something mystical and well cared for to be so far into this wilderness. A fire burned brightly in the center, but not a normal fire this one is a greenish color...interesting. Different from the fire held by its guardians. I wonder what this could be?

Fantasy Faire 2018 is now open until April 29th - Come see these amazing sims while you can!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

#447 - Time For New Blooms

Isn't Springtime all about the new blooms and pretty flowers, new growth everywhere? I am so glad that within Second Life, we can have that whenever we'd like! April in my part of the country is not cooperating as far as bringing the warmth and new blooms as it normally would. But hey, I can always step into Second Life and find something to take the chill off of a cold day, that should be a warm day!
FACEPALM HOME - MORTICIA'S GREENHOUSE
Facepalm now has a furniture or home decor line called Facepalm Home. This is one of the newest offerings, +FH+ Morticia's Greenhouse, and you can find this at the Dark Side 3 event this month along with the Morticia's Potting Table seen behind me in this photo. The greenhouse comes with the roses inside and out front as seen here (all one linked build) and is available for purchase at the event. The Morticia's Potting Table is one of two $10L gifts at this event. I am using it to house my normal plants and keep them protected from the wild growing alien (and not so alien) plant life growing outside all around the parcel. 
+FH+ BLOOMS AND BUNNIES
Back here on either side of the potting table are the Facepalm Home - Blooms and Bunnies which is available at the Twe12ve event this month. And, as you can see they are already planted so beautifully in some railroad tiers for easy placing. These would probably look very nice in outside on the lawn. I am keeping them inside to protect them from the wildness I have going on outside! But they would look amazing on the lawn outside your homes. There are also two adorable little bunnies on each corner of this planter. So cute! And so colorful just like we'd expect Spring to be, right?
FACEPALM CLOTHING - REAL FAIRY TALE
Well, wouldn't ya know it? I am doing all this while wearing this new T-shirt set called +FC+ Real Fairy Tale. You can find this at the Twe12ve event too! And in many mesh and classic sizes for all of us! Standard sizes, Bellezas, Slinks, Tonics, TMP and Maitreya sizes are all included! Above I am wearing in on the Maitreya Lara Mesh Body.
I am also wearing the +FC+ Harbor shorts. These came out a little earlier this month and they fit so great on my Maitreya Lara. These shorts are also made for both classic and mesh body avatars too. All the same sizes as the shirt, but additionally with sizes for the Ebody as well! It comes with a 10 texture hud, 5 for the shorts fabrics and 5 for the belt too.
BOOTY'S BEAUTY BROWS, EYESHADOW, LASHES AND LIPSTICK!
NAIL POLISH BY DARK PASSIONS!
And of course, I have to be wearing some of *Booty's Beauty* products! I know I wear a lot of the darks, they are my favorites, but there are a lot of the pretty reds, purples, pinks in pastels and darker hues. So don't just think she only makes the ones I wear, I am kinda really into the darks, maybe it's the vampire in me! Here I am wearing two new Catwa releases, Eyeshadow and Lashes ~ Empress and the Lipstick ~ Paris. These are made for Catwa heads. Though you might check the store, she does make Omega versions of a lot of her Catwa makeups too! And if not out yet, they may be coming soon!
My nails are covered with the similarly named polish from Dark Passions the Exclusive - Ebony Empress - Gold. These are an X pattern filled with colors and lined in either Silver or Gold versions and a black background. They can be found at The Black Fair which ends on April 20th, along with quite a few other black designs! So you only have a couple days to check out that event before it ends.
And so loving these rings from (Yummy), the Leave a Mark Ring Set. They are Bento and come in two versions. One for Slink hands and one for the Maitreya hands. I have the latter. These are at the current Collabor88 (Ends May 6th).

So don't miss these events! There are a lot of things to see at all of them. And more to come!

Dark Side 3 - Ends May 5th

Twe12ve - Ends April 30th

The Black Fair - Ends April 20th

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

#446 - New Animated Furisode Kimono @ Kurenai

Yes! You read that title right, there is an animated kimono at the Kurenai Event this month for the ladies! There are animations built into the kimono so when you wear it, you do not need a special AO for your movement in this kimono.
KISETSU - ANIMATED FURISODE KIMONO - SAKURA HUD
This is the kisetsu - Animated Furisode Kimono. It's movements are built in to the clothing itself. So there is a standing pose with hands in front of you as you might normally see someone standing with a kimono on. There is a walking animation too when you move around. There are demos at the event for you to try it out too. It is quite beautiful! Here you see Unyque wearing the Furisode Kimono with the Sakura Hud fabrics applied to it. 
Once you purchase the Full set of this kimono, there are optional huds and Furisode Obi to get even more options on the fabrics. Above Unyque is wearing it on the Slink Hourglass body with the appropriate alpha cuts for it to fit her well.
KISETSU - ANIMATED FURISODE KIMONO - KURENAI HUD & OFUKU HAIR
Here I am wearing it on the Maitreya Lara Mesh Body and using the Kurenai Hud. This is the standing pose when wearing the Furisode kimono. Hands lightly clasped in front of you. There are lovely fabrics included in each hud too.
This is also the kisetsu - Ofuku hair that was recently released in the store. It has so many colors huds with some varied colors you would not normally see in this style hair (I think!). So it can be used for many kinds of fantasy roleplay or just to be different! I kinda have a thing for wild colors lately. I am liking a lot of the new colors creators are coming out with now. Also, the ribbon on the top front of the hair (not shown) can be removed too. And there are a few options for the bun fabric, pins and ribbon (accessories) attached to the hair. It is also resize-able and unrigged too! A very lovely hair to have!
KISETSU/MARASCHINO CORNERS
And, if you haven't been to the sim lately, make sure you stop by! It's been redecorated and rearranged, the store entrances are closer together now and there may be more stores joining the four stores here already. So new buildings and more photo opportunities abound!  And there is still more to come too.
DREAMING THICKET - HASHBANG - MARASCHINO STOREFRONTS
FROM THE KISETSU CORNER
Hope to see you around at the sim or at the Kurenai event!

Kurenai - Ends April 30th


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Sunday, April 15, 2018

#445 - Be A Star On The Big Stage

Did you ever want to be a star? Did you need a place to perform? #hashbang! has a new gacha at the Gachaland event this month and it can be all yours. You can win this big stage for any performance you might need!
#HASHBANG! - STAGE LIGHTS GACHA - INDUSTRIAL STAGE (CLEAN) RARE @ GACHALAND
This is one of the rares in the #hashbang! Stage Lights Gacha. This is the Stage Lights Gacha - Industrial Stage Clean RARE. There is also an Industrial Stage Dirty RARE. And the commons are the stage lights in various shapes as seen above. They show in different shapes on the walls of the stage or whatever wall you shine them on. Above you see the Window, Star, Circle and Lines Stage Lights Commons. There are 9 different light shapes and 2 RAREs. Also one exclusive Classic Stage Backdrop after 20 pulls on this machine! You can see the Exclusive here. And the Stage Lights gacha key here
#HASHBANG! - STAGE LIGHTS GACHA - INDUSTRIAL STAGE DIRTY RARE
Here is the Industrial Stage Dirty RARE from the Stage Lights Gacha. Cool to use as a backdrop too I would say! Gachaland ends on April 30th.
+FC+ LANE'S LACE & ADONESS VALHALLA HAIR
The Dark Side 3 Event opened today and this dress seen here, the +FC+ Lane's Lace is there as a $10L Gift! This pretty black lace dress is available at a price you can't beat! It comes with sizes for both Classic and Mesh Avatars with Standard mesh, Bellezas, Slinks, Ebodys, Tonics, Maitreya and TMP! So nearly any body you have can be covered by this dress! Very lovely isn't it? Long lace sleeves here to keep you warm if it starts to get chilly like the crazy weather I am having in my area! So come get it! And while you are here, take a look at all the other items Facepalm has to offer at the Dark Side 3 Event.
There are lots of things to choose from from Facepalm at this event! The shape I am wearing is also at the Dark Side 3 Event. This is +FS+ Bryna and she is made for the Catwa Catya Head and the Maitreya Lara Mesh body. I have edited her to fit my Catwa Uma Head in these pictures. This is a very curvy shape, so I had to have her! There are also a couple gachas right outside the door too! The Dark Side 3 event ends on May 5th.
*BOOTY'S BEAUTY* CATWA EYESHADOW & LASHES ~ EMPRESS
& CATWA LIPSTICK ~ PARIS
I decided to glam it up at the end here and use some new makeups from *Booty's Beauty*! The glossy lipstick is the new Catwa Lipstick ~ Paris and the Eyeshadow and Lashes is from the Empress set. The Catwa Eyeshadow & Lashes ~ Empress is also a new release earlier this week. Both are in the store now.

The hair seen here is a recent revamped Valhalla hair from Adoness. It is a beautiful lady mohawk with shaved sides and it is partially unrigged and re-sizable.

So don't miss out on these new releases! And the many events that are going on right now.

Gachaland - Ends April 30th

Dark Side 3 - Ends May 5th



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Thursday, April 12, 2018

#444 - Beauty and Elegance From Dreaming Thicket @ We Love Roleplay

Dreaming Thicket has released these elegant Amaranth Gowns this month and they come in such pretty color combinations. Showing off one shoulder and leg on opposite sides just adds to the sexiness of this gown. It's sexy, but still completely covered up!
DREAMING THICKET - AMARANTH GOWN - GINKO
This is the Dreaming Thicket - Amaranth Gown - Ginko, this color is my favorite because green and gold! And in this dark skin, it pops even more so. Even in front of the lush green background (private studio) it stands out well.
I am wearing this on the Maitreya Lara Mesh Body. It comes in sizes for both classic and mesh bodies. They are currently only at the We Love Roleplay event this month. There are 6 colors and they are 50% off at the event!
DREAMING THICKET - AMARANTH GOWN - ROSE
The sizes included are Standard sizes, Bellezas, Slinks, Tonics, Maitreya, TMP, Ebody & Ocacin. So it covers so many of us out here. Above you see the Amaranth Gown - Rose, another favorite of mine because of the colors! These are only $100L at the event, so grab yours while the event is still open!
.:SOUL:. GYOUKO - GEN2 F [D3] SKIN, *BOOTY'S BEAUTY* COSMETICS &
DARK PASSIONS - LOOTBOX RARE NAILS - ODIN'S PRIDE
Also seen here are the .:Soul:. Gen2 F - Gyouko - [D3] - MT-FB - NoBrow skin (for which there is a men's version too!), makeup from *Booty's Beauty* Catwa Makeups ~ Martini, ~ Empress Lashes, ~ Quicksilver Lipstick and the Dark Passions/Koffin Nails - Norse Spirit Lootbox Rare - Odin's Pride (1 of 3 designs in the Rare). The shape here is from Facepalm Shapes - Bryna which will be at Dark Side 3 opening on April 15th!

So don't miss these gowns and events! Here they are again:

We Love Roleplay - Ends April 30th
Dreaming Thicket - Amaranth Gowns

Lootbox Gacha - Ends April 20th
Dark Passions - Norse Spirit Gacha

.:Soul:. Ginko & Gyouko Skins 
Are currently in the store

*Booty's Beauty* New Releases
Currently in the store

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Monday, April 9, 2018

#443 - Bathroom Nightmare

Dreams can be so realistic...and pretty crazy sometimes. And then nightmares are another thing. In a recent dream. I was on the beach in a wonderfully relaxing and leisurely dream. Then suddenly I walked thru a door of a restroom (why? I have no idea - dreams!), but this door was not a normal doorway into your regular restroom!
.:SOUL:. GEN2 F - GYOUKO - [D3] SKIN, RYL - TRIKINI - COMMON 1 GACHA
The sink in front of me was overflowing with a black tar-like substance! All onto the floor, but the floor began falling away into an abyss! And if you know anything about Bloodlines, you know that is NOT somewhere you want to be! I can imagine the way this looked, no one would want to be there! Extremely uninviting, I would say. After being stunned into silence and shock, I watched as the floor continued to fall away piece by piece, very slowly, but still menacing and creeping my way.
ANTINATURAL - POSTHUMAN GACHA - VOID BATHROOM, MER INSIDE TATTOO & FINS & FEEDER COLLAR
And you know you can't get out easily from these kind of dreams, right? So I chose to try to jolt myself back into reality by screaming at this craziness in front of me. F%#& ALL THIS!!! And finished that off with a properly fitting gesture to mark my mood at the moment. Yes, not sure what to do but the room seemed mad and I was too!
Suddenly, all was back to normal but I was still in the restroom. It felt like I shook my head and things just snapped back. I looked around still in shock, and kept gazing at the floor. It stayed in tact and the doorway now lead back out to the beach (or at least it appeared to lead there). I was not awake yet...so I thought. But at least all was better now.
So of course, being the blogger that I am, I snapped some selfies...isn't that really what the bathroom is for? :) And to check your makeup, of course! 
RYL - TRIKINI COLORATO GATCHA @ THE SPOTLIGHT EVENT
These RYL - Colorato Trikinis are at The Spotlight Event until April 15th. There is a gatcha at the RYL stall (plus an Easter Gift too) and above you can see me wearing the trikinis on the Maitreya Lara Mesh Body. There are more sizes for Slinks (Physique & Hourglass) and classic avatar bodies too. The ones shown here are the Common #1, #3 & #4. The commons come in singles and the Rares contain two different trikinis. Key on Flickr here.

This shape is the +FS+ Bryna Shape that will be at The Dark Side 3 event beginning on April 15th. It is made for the Catwa Catya head and Maitreya body. I have modified it to fit my Catwa Uma head though. But, I am still tweaking it.

The hair is a new group gift from ICONIC called SIREN. It is a long swept back hair, it has 2 different styles and you get all the color huds with it. Here I used the Obsidians - Jewels section of the hud which gave me the option of this black with teal-ish/blue-ish ends. The cost for this group is $500L. 
DARK PASSIONS - KOFFIN NAILS - NORSE SPIRIT GACHA - ODIN'S PRIDE - DRAKE DREAMS - BLOODY #2 - RARE LOOTBOX SET
- SHOWN ON THE MAITREYA HIGH FEET
These scaled, bloody nails are just 1 set of 3 in the DP - Koffin Nails - Odin's Pride - Lootbox Rare you can play for at the Lootbox Gacha event thru April 20th. You will not be disappointed in this set or any of the ones seen on the gacha key (after the credits)! All of them are beautifully made! $75L per pull.
OMEGA COSMETICS BY BOOTY'S BEAUTY - POLYCORIA EYES - VIP GIFT - ANTINATURAL[+] @ LOOTBOX GACHA
All the cosmetics seen here, the brows, eyeliner/shadow, lashes and lipstick are by Booty's Beauty and they are also Omega versions! Here I am wearing: *Booty's Beauty* Omega Brows - Punk Pixie,  *Booty's Beauty* Omega Lipstick ~ Sunshine - NEW and  *Booty's Beauty* Catwa Makeup ~ Booty's Box 2 (eyeliner & lashes) - NEW, which is at Designer Showcase right now. This last one is only in the Catwa version for now. 
The Gyouko - Gen2 - F - [D3] skin, Mer Uniears - Long and Syreni Gills are all from .:Soul:., the skin being a recent new release in the store.

RYL Colorato Trikini Gatcha @ The Spotlight Event: Ends April 15th

.:Soul:. - Gyouko Female [D3] skin - New Release

Dark Passions - Koffin Nails @ Lootbox Gacha - Ends April 20th


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Friday, April 6, 2018

#442 - Lady Warriors and Hunters Take Note!

Roped Passions was a participant in the recent Medieval Fantasy Fair last month. And, here are the outfits that were the exclusive there, now in the store! These are the Uhu Hunting Outfits:
(RP)  UHU HUNTING OUTFIT - BROWN FUR - BELLEZA FREYA
These outfits are made for mesh bodies only and include sizes for the Bellezas, Slinks and Maitreya mesh bodies. I am wearing them on the Belleza Freya body in these photos. These sets include the outfit, panties, arm and leg bracers as seen in the photos.
(RP)  UHU HUNTING OUTFIT - BLACK FUR - BELLEZA FREYA
The same in a black fur version. There are also two more color versions that are not shown here. Those are the Light Brown and Mixed Furs. Poses here are by {Nantra} called Ayla. Do you know where that character is from (Ayla)? One of my favorite authors.
(RP)  UHU HUNTING OUTFIT - WHITE FUR - BELLEZA FREYA
And finally, the White fur version of the {RP} Uhu Hunting Outfit. I really like them all the way they fit on this Belleza body, but I most enjoy the white and how it looks against my darker skin. The contrast seems to make both stand out a little more than the others, I like that!

These outfits are now in the store and are $199L each. A great price for the full outfit!


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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

#441 - Enjoying Some New Designs

+FCC+ DEJA TOP (GIFT) & SKIRT (EXCLUSIVE) @ INSPIRATION
I was meandering around lounging and decorating in this new outfit I found at the Inspiration event. Patterns are usually something I stay away from, but the look of this skirt just drew me in. This is +FCC+ Deja, the exclusive skirt at the Inspiration event. And the Deja top is a gift there too. They look great together! Both the top and the skirt come in many mesh body sizes (And Standard Mesh sizes too!) and here you see me wearing them on the Belleza Freya Mesh Body (which has a new update FYI). The Deja skirt comes with a hud of 8 patterns. All very colorful and beautiful! Mesh body sizes are Bellezas, Slinks, Tonics, Maitreya and TMP.
BOOTY'S BEAUTY - NEW COSMETICS @ THE MAKEUP ROOM & DESIGNER'S SHOWCASE
I am also wearing new exclusives from Booty's Beauty. The new Catwa Lipstick Wardrobe 1 is exclusively at The Makeover Room. And includes 32 lipstick colors! And the Catwa Makeup (3 Shadows/3 Lashes/18 Lipsticks) Booty's Box 2 is exclusively at the Designer's Showcase (Opens on April 5th). Both are for Catwa heads. She does have other makeups in Omega Appliers in her store so check that out if you need Omega Applier makeups! 
+FC+ BACK OFF - T - SHIRT - NEW RELEASE IN THE STORE &
+FC+ HARBOR SHORTS
And, now for the most recent snarky shirt from +FC+ Back Off! I love the Drama saying on this one! I've paired this shirt with the +FC+ Harbor shorts and the shirt fits very nicely over these shorts! Yay! Beware to those around you when wearing this T-shirt! You're coming and this shirt tells them the honest truth about what you think! I am sure you will find a few of these that suit your mood of the day. Let them know, they need to "Back Off" and think twice before messing with you!
This shirt comes with a hud of 8 different sayings! Also made for both Mesh and Classic bodies, it comes with sizes for Standard sizes, Bellezas, Slinks, Tonics, Maitreya and TMP (as do the shorts). The Harbor shorts comes with a hud for the belt and short textures, 5 shorts textures and 5 belt textures, to help you coordinate with more shirts!
BOOTY'S BEAUTY - NEW RELEASES: CINNAMON CATWA MAKEUP (EYE SHADOWS) &
MARTINI CATWA MAKEUP (LIPSTICK SHOWN/ EYESHADOWS & LASHES INCLUDED)
And finally, here are some more new releases from Booty's Beauty! These are new in the store and seen above are the *Booty's Beauty* Catwa Makeup ~ Cinnamon (eyeshadow) & Martini (lipstick) sets here. I love the shimmery/glittery look of the Martini lipsticks! And I love the shadow colors in the new Cinnamon set!
This is also a recent release hair from Adoness, the Valhalla hair! Shaved on the sides, it's a bold and pretty version of the ladies mohawk! Find this one in the store!
And the Backdrop here is also from Facepalm Home! The +FH+ Dark Side Backdrop will be at Dark Side 3 when it opens on April 15th. So there will be more home items like this in the coming months!

Wow! Lots of new stuff to enjoy! I hope you try some of these items, I think you might thoroughly enjoy them all!

Inspiration event: Ends June 1st

The Makeover Room: Ends April 26th
https://themakeoverroomsl.wordpress.com/

Designer's Showcase: Opens April 5th - 30th

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