Fashion News at Blueberry! And Some Old Stuff – Again.

Blueberry Overload!

Come one come all for ye news!
Yes, that’s right. I got NEW stuff, not even day old! I got my wriggly bento fingers on the new Cutieberry that Blueberry released yesterday.
This cardigan comes with a dress or shirt underneath. The one with the shirt fitted more loosely to let you wear many of your Blueberry bottoms underneath. I tried it and it works great, but me being my slightly and safely rebellious self I am wearing my Blueberry Cake leggings under the tighter fitted dress version. That too works great for me, but do this at your own risk, hehe.

All of this delight comes in at 250L$, a bit more than the usual Blueberry item, but you do get two versions and both the shirt and the dress comes with their own colour hud. As do the strings on the cardigan. The options are almost endless and I love it!
I won’t mention the awesome meshwork that is this item though, it is nothing short of spectacular and you can definitely not avoid almost feeling the knit. In my opinion especially on the Pixie colour.

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As I am not exclusively a new stuff blogger I thought I’d talk a bit about the Cake leggings and Craven boots I am wearing. The boots have been my staple all through winter and will be for some time still. I adore the colour options and the choice of a chunky glass heel or a sharp stiletto And even though I at this time are having trouble getting a redelivery I have heard that the boots have been updated with even more textures, so I’ll be getting that redelivered once SL starts behavin’.

The leggings I got a few days ago after I realized, ‘Yes, I do really need those leggings and I do really need them in all the colours and yes there are another hud in there with even more colours and patterns and yes, it is so worth it’! So I got the fat pack, something I rarely do, but for such a versatile piece of clothing it is really worth it. and Blueberry updated and added even more colours to the fat pack by the time I decided to get it, so big Yaay! I love these leggings so much and they go with almost everything. I can even wear them under my Cory dress from Blueberry, although there is some clipping issues, but that is to be expected as they were not meant to go together. There is a free style tip from the safely rebellious me, hehe. Don’t hit me!

I am shooting these pictures in my hallway today and in there I got a nice mix of oldies and newbies – Sorry, had to.
I got my Deco(c)rate stuff and some year old gachas from Dust Bunny and Apple Fall that I just love. You won’t believe how long I had my eyes on that coat rack. To add to the scene I have some items from the Traveler set from Bazar. I adore that set, and I love that at the Bazar store you can go in and pick and choose what you want. The collections are set up and you can buy the items individually. Apple Fall does that too and I love it. Makes shopping so much easier for those of us an a budget!

SLouching in Blueberry

Well, I think I’ll sign off and go get myself into my SLouching gear again, oh, wait! This Cutieberry and Cake dresses down wonderfully, so no need to change, haha. Off with ye boots! And with that I end this blogpost from a corner of my office.

See you soon!

What I am wearing:
Blueberry – The Cutieberry – Cardigan & Dress (Tight) Maitreya in Pixie
Blueberry – Cake Leggings – Under Boots – Maitreya (Second shot I wear – Regular – )
Blueberry – Craven – Glass Heels Boots – Maitreya
l&e Boho rings silver (Vista Bento hands)
BackBone Inspirational Rings – Think Limitless (gacha item)

In this shot:
.:revival:. elegant rug (January Deco(c)rate)
Ariskea[Frozen] Magic Frozen Roses (January Deco(c)rate)
Apple Fall Shauna’s Chair 1 (gacha item)
dust bunny . coat rack (gacha item)
dust bunny . postcards (gacha item)
Bazar Traveler-Vintage personal items
N4RS Valerie Side Table (December Deco(c)rate)
AF Monogram Luggage Bag (gacha item Apple Fall)
Bazar Traveler-Bag 1
Second Spaces – Frozen Elegance Table (January Deco(c)rate)

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Catwa Bento Head Update and New Skin.

Or new skin to me I should say, as usual I am terribly behind on that front as this skin was released around 29th of December! Better late than never eh? But on to the post now, sorry.

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Yesterday I splurged on a new skin for my Catya bento mesh head. I buy skins very rarely and most often when I feel the need for a complete makeover. Can you believe I used to have white skin, pitch black hair and live in a crypt? No? me neitherO.o
Well, anyway. I got this beautiful skin called Cindy made for Catya from L’etre and I really love how it looks, the face is nice and bright with lovely lip texture. Lips are one of the most important parts for me when I choose my skins, and the eyelids. I need them to look smooth when the eyes are closed. No blurry lashline or anything like that.
The eyelids were actually one of my pet peeves with this mesh head too. The rigging made the textured crease stretch down in the outer part of the eye lid and made it look really odd. Today, however I woke up to the amazing updated mesh head from Catwa. (You angel you!) And not only is the rigging way smoother and makes my high cheekbones look like something to die for, but the eyelids now look the way I want them to. There is no editing what so ever on my mesh bits in these pictures!
I know the main problem for many with the Catya head was the eyelashes when the eyes were closed. Funny enough I was more bothered by the lid and how it looked with all of my preferred skins (3) but now both look perfect. And I have been sleeping since I got the update, just staring at my pretty face, hehe. (Creepy, I know<.<!)

On another note, I wanted to mention something I consider a Second Life classic: the LAQ bedside tables I got in my bedroom. I have had them since they were released in September 2012. (I am not old, I promise!) I ran and bought the whole furniture set and the Picturesque cottage from LAQ and completely redid my home from prim to mesh in a hurry. I followed up by getting all the new indoor releases from them in the following years except for the kitchen as I never loved it enough to justify the price. It is damn pretty though!
I do think that Winter DiPrima set their stamp on many SL homes for years to come. With their amazing attention to detail and wonderful low land impact furniture items, and I consider them SL classics. I don’t think they ever will go out of style. And they have held up wonderfully over the years.

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But enough about my furniture, ye all came to see my new shiny right? The one thing I am not the last to get around to. So to round off this blog post: I love the new Catya update, just look how pretty she is in this shot! Lately I have felt the need to go without makeup or long lashes as the beauty of this mesh head speaks for itself. She doesn’t need anything to enhance her, she simply is beauty! With a little help from L’etre of course. Although that said, I do feel a lot less like mself in this last shot. It looks very model portefolio-esque. But at least I hope it gets me point across, I hope. Now to get into my less than perfect hair and SLouching outfit and relax. See you soon!

What I am wearing:

::Bold & Beauty:: Hair ::  Avery. (NON RIG)
CATWA HEAD Catya v2.08 (Newest version is now 2.10!)
CATWA TEETH Catya [S]
L’Etre – Cindy Skin [Pearl Tone]
Rowne Salon.Sasha Hair.Medium

In this shot:
Bazar Traveler-Double bed
Bazar Forest – Pavilion
LAQ Decor ~ Bedside Table (Left)
LAQ Decor ~ Bedside Table (Right)
Soy. One gerbera in beer bottle vase

Apple Fall in the sun

Apple Fall in the sun

You know when you want something, but always put it off because there is something else you want more? That was me with this chair. I saw it released, wanted it, forgot about it by the time I earned or bought more lindens. Remembered it when I had no more lindens left and so on. But yesterday I finally got to take it home!
I chose the Paint version since I thought the stains, scratches and overall worn look contrasted so well with the elegance of the chair itself. But I can see myself get both the leather one and the pristine white one. They are all so very, very, very pretty!
Apple Fall has long been a favourite store of mine, and I own several pieces from them that I can’t live without!

I am enjoying the sun in:
*JB* Harvest Dress – Blush – Maitreyamarketplace.secondlife.com/…ndard/8106916

In this shot:
Apple Fall Bea Reading Chair (Paint) marketplace.secondlife.com/…Paint/7856945

Life of Me – Granny’s Crapola Ashtray – Teal (cig giver)marketplace.secondlife.com/…-Teal/3923270

8f8 – Silent Light – Winter (Deco(c)rate)
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Large – Amarketplace.secondlife.com/…-Pack/5918968

LAQ Decor ~ Medium Birch (Winter) – Animatedmarketplace.secondlife.com/…-Pack/4750277

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Cup coffee, I am sorry it doesn’t say a name as I have probably picked it of off another build I have bought, but here is link to MP store of the creator:marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/66475

I made coffee and apple pie!

I made coffe and apple pie

-So this is probably gonna be a long post, but I felt like this was a good a day as any to make a more thorough introduction of myself. I wanted to share a bit more of my SL story and how I ended up here and a bit about my life in general. But first, please come into my kitchen. It’s warm and cozy and I made coffee and apple pie.
I always gotta have my french press coffee in the morning, but I only make apple pie when I have guests coming over.
Are you all set? Well. I’ll start my self centered ramble then. *smiles* Hope I don’t scare you away.

I found Second Life not long after I got to know my now husband in RL and SL. (Found him in late 2007 and SL 07/05/2008). At first I was not sure what the deal with this game was, but I saw the virtual world in one of my favourite TV shows, CSI. Gotta try it, TV told me so! If you are not a Second Life resident you might wanna check out this site to see what it is all about: http://secondlife.com/
I stumbled about and experienced lag soup so thick that I could not move at all, but stubborn me just fought through it and crashed more times than I can count. It is kinda embarrassing to tell you about because most people would have written this mess off at that point. I didn’t until I got bored with having no friends.

I don’t really remember what rekindled my love for Second Life about a year later. Probably boredom again, hehe. But this time I stayed. I found friends and joined the Bloodlines game. It didn’t quite agree with my introvert personality, but I had friends around me and I liked that. My SL sister taught me how to build using prims and I devoured her lessons whole and, even if I do say so myself, caught on rather quickly. Not to say I was or am a master architect, oh, no! But I got the idea pretty fast. The Bloodlines clan of mine eventually ended though and the family with it sad to say. But I think it was right for everyone at that time.

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-How is your coffee? Need a refill? Maybe some lemonade? I’ll have another slice of that pie myself. Please just grab some if you want any. I am dangerous in close proximity of delicious foods, hehe.

When I was on my own in SL again I started getting really into building and decorating. I had gotten my first taste of having a place to stay at the Bloodlines clan land and now I rented my own skybox for the first time. I also started the habit of a monthly Linden $ allowance. And with money, an empty skybox and all the wonders of Second Life creators at my fingertips I went nuts. To put it simply.

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I spent glorious years buying and decorating houses and gardens and had a blast. I tried some role play in between, but I never really stuck with any except one and I stayed with that one till it closed.
Seems all the things I love in SL goes away except for my love of decorating. Don’t get me wrong, I am not mad at any of the people who moved on. Life just happens and I would not trade any of the memories for anything!

Well, this puts me approximately at this point in time. Only thing happening in between is that I got the place I live at today. Wonderful Willowdale Estate. Check it out if you are in the market for a new place to call home. (I am not sponsored by Willowdale, I don’t get free rent or anything I just love the place!) I had to get on a waitinglist to get the amazing corner lot I am on, it was so worth it to get the sunset view!  I’ll be sure to show off more of my place when the spring comes. Right now it is a mess, trust me!

In my blogging loft

-Well, thanks for staying. I hope I didn’t bore you to death, I had a good time myself, and would love it if you dropped by again sometime soon. I know I said I’d blog weekly or monthly, but I feel the need to familiarize myself with WordPress and how all of this work, so please bear with me untill I get myself into a routine.

Please tell me your SL story if you feel like it. I love a great story! Not that mine was that spectacular, hehe.
See you soon then!

What I am serving you coffee and pie in:

Blueberry – Gwen – Cardigan Dress in Beige – Maitreya
Posh socks by Mag

In kitchen shot:

Pose from: floorplan. radiator / cream

{what next} Cafe Memo Board
[DDD] Cozy Country Kitchen Sink & Cabinets
dust bunny . small spaces kitchen
{af} 1st Day of Christmas – Coffee Maker
Coffee cup (borrowed from one of my Bazar purchases)
dust bunny . apple pie
dust bunny . wanderlust . bread basket
dust bunny . toaster . color change
-tb- Kitchen Basics – Scale (Red)
Apple Fall Elderflower Cordial
Trompe Loeil – Star Duo Ground Lamps Gold & White (tinted)
Agora – Recipe book (part of a kitchen set)
8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Refrigerator

In loft shot:

floorplan. butterfly diagram print
floorplan. library canvas
6. Apple Fall Shauna’s Chair 1
Second Spaces – Frozen Elegance Table
[DDD] Clutter Pile – Flowers & Nostalgia
[DDD] Clutter Pile – Vain Vanity
LAQ Decor ~ Laptop
Apple Fall Key Lamp (Nickel) (tinted)
*FG* Coffee Mug_(Decor)_Pink
floorplan. sketchbook (retextured with the wonderful ads groups send me:D)
Trompe Loeil – Stringlights With Photos Mirror
Stockholm-Typewriter
{what next}  Little Haven Portable TV (white) (only bunny ears vissible)

Just to get a feel for this blog thingy, here is some more Deco(c)rate

Some more Deco(c)rate

Or rather yet another shot of the same scene just with slighty different angle and lighting. Also seems I am merging my Flickr and my blog slightly today, but why not. Gotta get some stuff on here so you guys have something to look at when you visit. It’s like inviting your frinds over to your new house that you loud an proud wanna show off, but then there is nothing in it. It’s an empty box and nothing to see. Not that there is anything wrong with your box. I am not judging.

Anyway. My reason for this post today is something quite simple that makes all the difference. Like salt I guess. Only it is not salt, it’s a windlight. Not salt. Really.

The big hero of the day is the pinkpurple WL found in the Firestorm viewer. I have never used it before, but I stumbled uppon it a few days ago. I played round with the sliders and landed on the result you see in the picture of todys post. It suits my mood as the pictures I take with it feels kind of dreamy and serene. Not that I have been feeling neither dreamy nor serene lately, but I think it was exactly those feelings I needed a boost of. Doesn’t the Scarlet Creative Venice Palazzo look gorgeous in these hues too? Doesn’t everything look amazing in these hues?

Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MC Prefab 1, MudHoney Clara Settee – White (tinted), BackBone Champagne Glasses (December Deco(c)rate), .:revival:. elegant rug, Vagabond – Ophelia’s Room Divider (Animated), ARIA – Elah Tufted Soft Bench, Forest – Candle b ( from the Bazar Forest Dining set), LAQ Decor ~ Coffee Table, AF Fern Specimen, +Half-Deer+ Chihuahua – Attention Pls, Bowl of oranges (Kitty Cats calendar gift), Bazar Forest Dining set (tinted), Serenity Style- Warm Winter Puf, Serenity Style- Warm Winter Puf Drape, Buddha_Statue, LAQ Decor ~ Twin Birch (Winter) – Animated, Reeds texture made by me, .:revival:. sad tree light (I removed the tree and kept the pillows)

What I am wearing:

Almost always:
Maitreya Lara mesh body
Catwa Catya mesh head

L’etre Sara applier for Catwa and matching body applier for Maitreya, Slink and Omega in Pearl
SN Fae mesh ears
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe
Vista Prohand right V.1 FINAL
Vista Prohand left V.1 FINAL
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold] (and a few other rings made by me and not for sale)
Catwa Rigged Eyes Catya (with home made texture. Or texture from the Catwa Eyes hud)

In this shot:

TD Corina Mesh Long Sweater MAITREYA LooseFit

=Zenith=Winter Leather Fur Boots (Rose) -Maitreya

DOUX – Lorena Hairstyle [M // CATWA]

Link to my Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/133832776@N03/

*Stands up from her chair* My name is Neaira, and I have never written a blogpost before.

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8f8 – Silent Light – Winter DDD_Snow piles a [DDD] Low Poly Tree – Large (with my own branch texture. Not for sale) bushes and hollyhocks (Decorated by Willowdale Estate) Victorian Wrought Iron Gazebo (Adult) CHEZ MOI :CP: Frozen Wooded Tunnel (Modifiable)
So here I am, writing my first blogpost ever. I was thinking of making this a blog where I post my SL decorating, odd sense of fashion, my second life and other tidbits that may come along.
I am one the first to get on the bandwagon when it comes to techical innovations in Second Life (mesh, bento and that sort), but the last one when it comes to fashion, huds, and decorating trends. So this is gonna be a strange blog right?
“Come one come all for things ye already know and don’t care about anymore.”
If this sounds like something you’d like to see more of I’ll be here every week at most and every month at a minimum.

A quick introduction might be in order here: First off I am from Norway so english is not my first language! Secondly I am a resident in Second Life and have been so for 8 year and 8 months at this time. I remember always wanting a place of my own in SL, (oh, and a major need for anything flexi!) Back in 2010 I got my first home and had lots of flexi things, I was over the moon and decorating and building became my main obsessions next to my then family.
As the time went on the family left SL one by one and what remains of us went our separate ways and rarely meet up, so I spent my time discovering new things in SL and started my crazy house swapping game. New house every week if I could and most of them built by yours truly. I hope more of you had that changing-houses-more-often-than-socks craze too. Please tell me I am not alone in this madness!
A few years ago I moved from skybox to land in SL and got into a whole new world of landscaping wich included the terraforming I had lusted after. My taste for decorating and landscape grew larger and required bigger land and I moved to my current home at Willowdale Estate. A lush corner lot with sunset view. *swoon*
I have tried a bit of (almost) everything in SL, am a loner by nature and never really found my place, so I am trying blogging on for size now to see if maybe I fit here. I love taking pictures in SL and I think I mentioned my fondness of decorating homes. No? Well, I’ll tell you…

Now to what kicked me over the edge when it came to starting up this blog: the Deco(c)rate. Sweet, sweet Deco(c)rate! I adore this thing and when I heard about the launch of a subscription box with decorating items I was interested, but didn’t jump on the first crate. Something which I kick myself for monthly, hehe. But I got on the second and third one and am already waiting for my next crate which is almost a month away!
I don’t know if I will be blogging all of the Deco(c)rate items on here or if it ends up being just my favourites and how I use them in my home. For now I think it will be just how I use them in my home.
Last months crate was holiday themed, so needless to say I have cleared away most of those items and updated some of my old trusted furniture with a good bunch of the new ones in Januarys crate.  I am absolutely in love with what we got this time around. The theme was Frozen Elegance and I think the designers hit the nail right on the head. Although there was more elegance than frozen to many of the items. Suits me perfectly though as I, despite appearances, love elegant stuff.

And speaking about elegant stuff: The place all of my Deco(c)rate items is contained in is the amazing Scarlet Creative – Venice Palazzo Vinci . I got it a few days ago and I adore it! I drooled over it shortly after it’s release, but didn’t get it as it didn’t fit my land in either prim or physical size. My previous home, which I lived in for about a year now was the Dust Bunny Acorn and/or Auburn trehouses. I used to love how I had to cram all my stuff into one tiny space and everything was on show at the same time. Lately though I have gotten the urge to have more space, to make each room individual with a display of items. In short I wanted more freedom:) I was house hunting for a few days before I settled on this beauty. I visited Scarlet Creative twice in my hunt just to be sure, hehe. She got me coming back time and time again even if it is just to drool at the builds.
Anyway, I see myself enjoying this home for a long time. I even started imagining where I would put the christmas tree… Whoa, slow down brain!
Well, there we are. Now I’ll just add some pictures to smooth over the first impression. Thanks for reading.

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Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MC Prefab 1 Stockholm&Lima: Little Victorian Spanking Bench Ariskea[Frozen] LightFrame Ariskea[Frozen] Magic Frozen Roses Second Spaces – Frozen Elegance Table .:revival:. elegant rug N4RS Valerie Side Table Traveler-Vintage personal items from Bazar dust bunny . postcards Pitching boat (with rope) – swing on/off
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Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MC Prefab 1 MudHoney Clara Settee – White (tinted) BackBone Champagne Glasses (December Deco(c)rate) BackBone Bauble Tree (December Deco(c)rate) .:revival:. elegant rug Vagabond – Ophelia’s Room Divider (Animated) Ariskea[Frozen] Magic Frozen Roses ARIA – Elah Tufted Soft Bench Forest – Candle b ( from the Bazar Forest Dining set) LAQ Decor ~ Coffee Table Paris – Books from Bazar dust bunny . wanderlust . branch chandelier AF Fern Specimen Apple Fall Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace (White) Bazar Glam-Ottoman [DDD] Little Flower Shelf (A) AF Wicker Deer Head Dust Bunny . firewood basket dust bunny . blanket stool (poker harvested from a gift build by Blueberry) +Half-Deer+ Chihuahua – Cuddle buddy +Half-Deer+ Chihuahua – Puppy Playtime +Half-Deer+ Chihuahua – Attention Pls -Pixicat- Bastet.Sphynx (LyingDown) LAQ Decor ~ White – Bookcase LAQ Decor ~ White – Glass Cabinet Bowl of oranges (Kitty Cats calendar gift) Bazar Forest Dining set (tinted) Bottle of Fremont red wine
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Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MC Prefab 1 MudHoney Clara Settee – White (tinted) BackBone Champagne Glasses (December Deco(c)rate) BackBone Bauble Tree (December Deco(c)rate) .:revival:. elegant rug Vagabond – Ophelia’s Room Divider (Animated) Ariskea[Frozen] Magic Frozen Roses ARIA – Elah Tufted Soft Bench Forest – Candle b ( from the Bazar Forest Dining set) LAQ Decor ~ Coffee Table dust bunny . wanderlust . branch chandelier AF Fern Specimen The Domineaux Effect Lime table and chairs Apple Fall Kingsbury Pendant Lamp floorplan. french plates {af} 1st Day of Christmas – Coffee Maker dust bunny . summer picnic . cheese wheel 1 Coffee cup dust bunny . cinnamon roll plate dust bunny . egg soldiers Strawberry Juice (from the Bazar Forest Dining set)
 

What I am wearing:

Almost always:

Catwa Catya bento mesh head
Catwa Rigged Eyes Catya (with home made texture. Or texture from the Catwa Eyes hud)
Maitreya Lara mesh body
L’etre Sara applier for Catwa and matching body, feet and hands appliers for Maitreya, Slink and Omega in Pearl (Now I have changed up to the Cindy catwa applier)
SN Fae mesh ears
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe
Vista Prohand right V.1 FINAL
Vista Prohand left V.1 FINAL
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
Yellow and white gold wedding band made by me
Rose gold collar made by me
Silver ruby ring made by me
Diamond nose stud made by me
BackBone Inspirational Rings – Think Limitless

In this pictures:

~i~ Essential Tights Applier HUD 2

::ROC:: Martens Boot! High _ Slink

[hh] Franca Sweater MAITREYA Pink

DOUX – Lorena Hairstyle [M // CATWA]

=Zenith=Winter Leather Fur Boots (Rose) -Maitreya

DOUX – Lorena Hairstyle [M // CATWA]

=Zenith=Winter sweater with bag (Rose) Maitreya