Return to Blogging!

(And hopefully vlogging soon!)

Hello, you lovely people!

First of all I would like to explain the reason I haven’t posted anything for almost two weeks. My hubby and I have been in the process of getting a puppy these past weeks, and on Friday May 12th we adopted a gorgeous little chihuahua girl. She has been needing a lot of attention and supervising and when the time comes that she falls asleep I am pooped too, haha. We are both running on 3-5 hours of sleep these days, but so worth it though ❤
But anyway here is , in true spirit of Nea’s Little Corner, news far too late and just in time for nobody to care:

I got into Fameshed about a day after the previous post I made and I got the Apple Fall Mercantile Bookshelf Set. I absolutely love it! The doors open and close on touch and you get a HUD with some texture options for the interior of the bookshelves. There is a version without the doors as well so the choice is yours. I loved the look with doors, obviously.

Return to blogging

The shelves come empty, but I took the books from my old LAQ books helves and placed them in the new ones along with some knick knack. I love how I can personalize the look of my new book shelves.
There also is a wonderful setup system that easily let’s you place the units flush with one another. Amazing detail and so easy to use!

In other way too late news I filmed the Deco(c)rate unboxing I spoke about. I’ll have to voice it though as the mic was off, so there was no voice recording. Derp! But once I get to do that I’ll try to get it uploaded as soon as possible. I have realized that I don’t have the time for vlogging at the moment. Our new puppy is deserving my time more so I’ll let you know when I am back at my Little corner of YouTube 🙂 ❤

On that note I’ll leave you guys and collapse in a chair

Exhausted but happy ❤ from Nea

What I am pooped in:

DOUX – Hilton Babyhair [Unrigged]
DOUX – Kristi Hairstyle [M]
Blueberry – Asia – Leather Jacket – Maitreya
TETRA – Pencil Skirt (Rose) – Maitreya
#EMPIRE – Arcade Dec ’16 – Flats – HUD 3 *Maitreya*
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX //
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX //
CATWA HEAD Lona v2.16
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available atm)
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento – R
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento – L

Where I am relaxing:

Bazar Forest dining set. (All items except the canopy.)
Apple Fall Mercantile Bookshelf – Double w/ Doors
Apple Fall Mercantile Bookshelf – Single Left Door
Apple Fall Bea Reading Chair (Paint)
floorplan. radiator / cream
:CP: Book Ribbons (Timeless Romance Deco(c)rate)
.:revival:. elegant rug x2 (Frozen Elegance Deco(c)rate)
*HEXtraordinary* Marble Buddha Statue (Bohemian Bliss Deco(c)rate)
Di’Cor Harriet Books of Wisdom (Through the Looking Glass Deco(c)rate)
MudHoney Iracebeth Decorative Box Through the Looking Glass Deco(c)rate)
Thistle Book Stack with Photos – 2017 FaMESHed Gift (cm)
Vintage Table Lamp (A friend made this for me)
Fern specimen Available at AF Mainstore
Ariskea [ Chic Baby ]Rosy Babybreath Suspender
floorplan. library canvas
Trompe Loeil – Star Duo Ground Lamps Gold & White
Books from LAQ Decor ~ White – Bookcase

How I make my Pictures

I finally got around to finishing the video where I quickly show you how I make my pictures. Yaay! I don’t speak in this one, but I will explain what little needs explaining here.

How I do my pictures

First, I am sorry that my windlight window is not fully in the screen. I thought about redoing the shot, but  I wanted to bring you my process as raw as possible so I decided against it. I might do a new, better video in the future though.

Now to the part where I actually make my picture come alive. First I decide on a setting. I picked a simple one with just me in a lounger on my little dock to ease the stress on my poor laptop, hehe.
From there I choose a pose, and then choose an angle and then fine tune the pose. I do it this way as some poses don’t look right for the picture if they look right from every other angle. If you know what I mean. I might also fine tune the angle of the furniture at this point if needed.
The next step for me is windlight. The all important WINDLIGHT! Did I mention I love windlights? Well I do.
Here I am using a windlight I made earlier. I saved it and use it as a base for when I make WL’s on the go like today. I love fiddling around to adjust the sun position, time of day and all that. I often use the arrow keys to really get the numbers how I want them.
When I am all happy with how the set up looks I hit the Snapshot button and pray that I don’t crash. Especially today as I had OBS recording as well. It went as smooth as one could expect even though you see me getting nervous with the cursor there, hehe. It all went good today though. I always take my snapshots for Flickr at width and height 6016 x 3147.

When all is well and good and the snapshot is saved with the date of the day, I take it into – drumroll please – Paint.net!
Badom tss. You can all laugh now. It works for me though, is easy to learn and is free:)
When in Paint.net I usually start by cropping the image if needed. I usually try a couple of crops just to be sure.
Then I look for things that might need some photo editing, like major clipping issues or that sort of thing. There was none of that in this snapshot so I went ahead and just finished it up.
I don’t usually add text though, but you guys deserved a little personal touch at the end.

So this is it really, really short and to the point, but this is as fast as I do my pictures mostly.
At a later point in time I might do a video where I make my own pose and set up a real scene from scratch, but for now my settings and laptop combined does not allow that.

A way more relaxed ❤ from Nea today.

What I am relaxing in:

-Pixicat- Fall.Sweater – Cream (Maitreya)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara Mesh Panties
DOUX – Babyhair [Unrigged]
DOUX – Adachi Hairstyle [S]
CATWA HEAD Lona v2.16
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX //
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX //
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1

Where the relaxation is hapening:

PPK Mesh wood docks rustic
Trompe Loeil – Valiano Lounger with Blanket Copper PG F1
Beach waves2 by Lie Rang (curtsey of my Land owner Imagin Illyar)

Fighting for new shineys!

Today is just a quick update, as I am currently desperatly trying to get into Fameshed. RL stuff happened that prevented me from getting the shineys I wanted when I was lucky enough to have early access.

I picked up some neat freebies though, so I did not leave enpty handed, but what I really want is still in there, waiting for me to come and rescue it from the lag soup!

I also wante to mention that I am a bit overwhelmed about the response I have gotten on my stuttering videos. Thank you all so much! I do work on the requested video about how I do my pictures. Thanks so much for the request :-* !

 

I’ll leave you all for now while I contunue to try to get into the event. I’ll let you know when I do;) Completely stripped down ❤ from Nea.

Proud of myself!

Proud of myself!

Hello!
I am offering coffee again today, but it is not here on my blog, it is over at my second video on YouTube,  and I am speaking in it! Wohoo! It may not seem like a big deal to some, but I have social anxiety and it took a lot to actually do this. I have been wanting for over a year, just so you know! But in the end I decided to quote my dear hubby: “F**c it I’m good!” and uploaded it.
By the way I forgot to offer you guys coffee in my video, so please just pretend that I did;)
I used Lightworks for the first time today too. I am not very good at it yet, but I managed to cut out my nervous throat clearing tics and it sounded pretty good afterwards. I am hoping to get better as I hopefully continue doing this.

Why are you guys still here? Run on over to My Little Corner of YouTube before your coffee gets cold! But please do come back here sometime, I think this is probably where most of the action is gonna be. “For now” she said with a grin.

Excited ❤ from Nea

Credits are in my video today, not sure if I like doing it that way, but I thought I should give it a go.

Vlogger Challenge

Vlogger challenge portrait

So this morning I woke up, poured myself a lovely cup of french press coffee, opened YouTube, and ended up installing OBS for Strawberry Singh’s vlogger challenge. I had my breakfast in between of course.

I am not brave enough yet to talk in my videos, for me it is quite a big step to actually be putting one video up on YouTube in the first place. I am sure several of you can relate and that at least a few of you are in the same position I am in right now. Scared to death to hit that button that makes the video go public *screams*

The Video!

A video I made shortly after the first one that introduces me a bit better;)

Since this is my first video I would do something simple and as I am not talking to introduce myself I figured I could wear one of my own creations to show one part of my Second Life I have not put out there that much in this Blog/Vlog.

The dress I am wearing is the Sakura Sakura dress I made ages ago. It is not my favourite anymore, but it is my most spring like creation. I am wearing it here with the *lovely* prim flowers attachment, but it would probably work best without. Don’t wear physics with this at least;P

Vlogger challenge

I have been wanting to make a video to add to the listing of this dress on MP, so people can see how it looks in motion so thank you so much Strawberry, for the kick in the butt!

A very shaky

What I am being nervous in:

Sakura Sakura Gown OMEGA
TRUTH HAIR Zoya [Unrigged] (group gift)
TRUTH HAIR Bangs [Dbl Side Wavy] (group gift)
TRUTH HAIR Bangs [Side Whispy Left] (group gitft)
Makeup from the Catwa Master HUD
*~*Orinthia Puro Earrings Rt: Copy
*~*Orinthia Puro Earrings Lft: Copy
Garbaggio // Veronica Sandals (Maitreya) – Rose Gold
CATWA HEAD Lona v2.16
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold Ear stud L&R (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold nose stud (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold collar (not available atm)
L’Etre – BabyHair Hairbase [Redhair] CATWA
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX //
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX //
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold bracelet (not available atm)
[P] Pillows, Cinderella Hunt: Bracelette (Cinderella Hunt item)
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available atm)
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento – R
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento – L

I am in the Garden!

I am in the Garden

Or the greenhouse rather. I have finally gotten around to getting some new plants for my home. I have thought about this since 2013 when I got the ones I previously used. While they were very (read: amazingly) well done in mesh and cost about 10 L$ each they no longer fit my style of decor, so on I went to hunt for greenery.
I didn’t have to look long on Marketplace to find something that caught my interest, A few sets of plants at Soy.. While having some experience with this store I hadn’t visited them inworld, but I am very glad that I now have. They make some amazing stuff and they have a ton of neat group gifts too! Needless to say I am now a proud group member, for free no less! And my house is several items richer in detail. Yaay!

Some SL pampering
Vanity set from Soy. at a previous round of Collabor88. Love it!

I love my new plants and have them in the greenhouse and all rooms of my home in various sizes and quantity. The plats in the set comes in two sizes, small and large. The larger about double the land impact of the small ones. But that is only 6LI at most, so no biggie:)
In the picture you can see two plants from the Soy. Potted Plants Set behind me and the Soy. Super long Hanging Hedera plant to the far right.

I am in the Garden lighter

I am again sporting my TETRA Miaa dress in red this time and a brand new hair from Doux. I really love this style of swept-over-the-shoulder hair that they do, and the lovely Strawberry blond shade that so few stores carry:( Another lovely addition to several of Doux’s newer hairs is the separate baby hairs. These add a lot of character to the hair as well as solving the hairbase alpha glitch that I hate with a passion. So much so that I reached a point with my first hair from this store where I completely stopped wearing it because of the alpha glitch. I know, silly!
Anyway, I like that baby hairs is making it big now, being a proud owner of the dreaded things in RL, hehe.

This is about it for today though, so please have a wonderful weekend in RL and SL.
❤ from Nea!

What I am wearing in the garden:

DOUX – Hilton Babyhair [Unrigged] NEW
DOUX – Hilton Hairstyle [S] NEW
TETRA – Miaa Dress – Maitreya
WC Lace Panties Maitreya hud
CATWA HEAD Lona v2.16
L’Etre – Harper&Kittie eyeshadows Palette (group gift)
Wednesday[+] ~ Gradient Lips Gift (Project Se7en anniversary gift)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold Ear stud L&R (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold nose stud (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold collar (not available atm)
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX //
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX //
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold bracelet (not available atm)
[P] Pillows, Cinderella Hunt: Bracelette (Cinderella Hunt item)
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available atm)
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento – R
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento – L

What is in my garden:

Apple Fall Macarons in Box
Apple Fall Macarons on Sketchbook
*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder (Deco(c)rate
Trompe Loeil – Valiano Bistro Table Copper Top A
Trompe Loeil – Valiano Bistro Chair Copper F
Soy. Super long Hanging Hedera
Soy. Potted Pothos [Ssize]
Soy. Potted Ponytail Palm [Ssize]
Botanical – Forest Ruins Tower Ivy 4
[ keke ] old garden greenhouse (Deco(c)rate)

 

In my vanity picture:

Soy. Vanity set – C88 Limited Fatpack
Trompe Loeil – Stringlights With Photos Mirror
dust bunny . braided rug(older gacha)
LAQ Decor ~ Curtains Set1
[INDO] Chest of Drawers – Full Perm 1LI
~Bazar~ Glam-FEMALE closet 04 WHITE
~Bazar~ Glam-FEMALE closet 03 WHITE
~Bazar~ Glam-Jewelry box
LAQ Decor ~ Bedside Table (Right)
[ a i s l i n g ] DarkBrown (fur rug)
Garbaggio // Shoe Clutter Red (older gacha)
Garbaggio // Shoe Clutter Nude (older gacha)

Lazy Afternoon at Home

Welcome to my humble Chateau. Can I offer some refreshments? It’s a great vintage. Please, just snap some pictures, this balcony looks marvelous in the afternoon!
Isn’t the view fantastic?

Lazy Afteroon 2

Hehe, sorry couldn’t resist! I have finished furnishing and decorating my new Scarlet Creative home from the “Cordelia” gacha. And I really, really, really wanted this rare prize! I played for it for days and I finally got it! Yaay! I know this picture isn’t revealing much of it, but if you are interested in the gachas at the Arcade or have visited the Scarlet Creative sim. then you already know what it looks like. If not I’ll reveal it little by little here on my blog.

Again I have managed to do quite a bit of shopping since I think have decided against getting the Deco(c)rate this round. The theme is “Modern Minimalism” and I really can’t see myself do much with that at this point. I’d rather regret not getting it than being frustrated with a Crate I can’t use. So I went shopping instead and got me some new goodies! This adorable dress is the Miaa from Tetra at this round of Collabor88. I don’t often fatpack when I shop, but this dress I had to have in ever colour! I adore this dark teal and the fact that the dress can be made see through via the hud. If you look closely at the picture, my new undies are on display 😉

The wedges I am wearing is from .:KC Couture:. and comes with an extensive texture selection and I think I probably could have matched every colour of my Miaa dress perfectly if I so wanted. Let’s not do that today though 😛

Another treat I picked up at Collabor88 this round was the Daphne Garden set from Trompe Loeil. My last garden set is also from Trompe Loeil and I got that one two years ago, I think. It was time for a new one and the Daphne set is awesome! It has several textures to choose from and comes in adult and PG versions. I have the PG version here.

Appreciate what you have #1

Trompe Loeil – Valiano Bistro Table Copper Tables and chairs, my old garden set.

I’l finish this off by mentioning that I have some old items here as well, hehe. I haven’t forgotten where I come from. The camera on the tripod is from the older Apple Fall Paris Loft Gacha set. And the Apple Fall Elderflower Cordial. I believe it was a group gift hen I got it. Or at least very cheap. I really can’t recall, but it is still for sale at the Apple Fall main store.

New from head to toe

What I am enjoying the afternoon in:

DOUX – Kristi Hairstyle [S] (reds)
DOUX – Babyhair [Unrigged] (reds)
TETRA – Miaa Dress – Maitreya
WC Lace Panties Maitreya hud
.:KC:. ROMA Wedges for MAITREYA / LEFT+RIGHT
CATWA HEAD Lona v2.16
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold Ear stud L&R (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold nose stud (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold collar (not available atm)
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX //
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX //
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold bracelet (not available atm)
[P] Pillows, Cinderella Hunt: Bracelette (Cinderella Hunt item)
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available atm)
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento – R
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento – L

In this shot:

AF Vintage Camera w/ Tripod 2 (older gacha)
*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder (Deco(c)rate)
*HEXtraordinary* Buddha Incense Burner (Deco(c)rate)
Trompe Loeil – Daphne Garden Chair PG x2
Trompe Loeil – Daphne Garden Table
Apple Fall Elderflower Cordial
Buddha_Statue by Sylia Lorefield
Bazar Crete- Hammock chair
LAQ Decor ~ Twin Birch (Summer) – Animated
Skye Twisted Tree
[ keke ] old garden greenhouse
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Large – A
PPK Mesh wood docks rustic
Trompe Loeil – Valiano Lounger with Blanket Copper PG F1

Your Move –

Your move

Finally I got the time to put up a proper scene with Aprils Deco(c)rate! And I had so much fun with it even though it took me all day to set up, photograph, edit and write this thing. Thank you RL!) There was a lot of great items in this months box and sadly not all fit in this picture I started making. But I crammed a lot of my favourites in anyway. The other ones might appear in later posts throughout the month.

The ones that made it into this picture are my absolute favourites! The chess set by Ex Machina and the tree I am sitting under by Chez Moi is by far my top two. Oh, and the stuff from Mad Pea this round was amazing too. I love the “Wrong way” sign, hehe. So neat!

A lot has happened this week and this has forced me to put my blogging a bit on the back burner, but I have gotten around to some fun things: I managed to catch the Live Social Media Discussion with Strawberry Singh on April 11.
It was so much fun to sit in and to learn about how to use social media to establish a blog or vlog. I learned quite a few new things and I will put those in action, starting after the weekend. Thanks again Strawberry!

To round off this scattered-all-around-the-place post I would like to draw attention to this older post of mine and say that I finally won the rare Scarlet Creative Cordelia Chateau at The Arcade! Woohoo! And thanks to the lovely Charlotte Bartlett I got it exchanged for a mod cop version as well. Yay! I have had so much fun putting it up and furnishing it 😀 Not done by far but enough will be done for next weeks posts 😉
I mentioned back then I was not sure if I was gonna live in this Cordelia Chateau or just decorate it for pictures, but I am pretty sure I am staying. The frequent changing of houses the last few months makes me nervous that I am returning to old sins, haha. Let’s hope not! Really! Anyway, can’t wait to show you around my new home after the weekend, I am off fro Easter holiday at my parents cabin for a few glorious days of food, candy, more food, and maybe a movie or two. Wishing you all a happy Easter or weekend.

❤ from Nea

What I am making my move in:

-Pixicat- Thorn.Dress (Maitreya) RARE (older gacha)
-Pixicat- Thorn.Rope (Maitreya) RARE (older gacha)
#EMPIRE – Arcade Dec ’16 – Flats – HUD 3 *Maitreya* (older gacha)
Magika – Honey Whiskey – HUD 01
L’Etre.Les accessoires – Diamond septum (group gift)

CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12
CATWA TEETH Lona [M]
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold Ear stud L&R (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold nose stud (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold collar (not available atm)
L’Etre – Cindy Skin [Pearl Tone] Catwa applier
L’Etre – Maitreya Body Appliers [Pearl tone]
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX // MATERIALS
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX // MATERIALS
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.0
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold bracelet (not available atm)
[P] Pillows, Cinderella Hunt: Bracelette (Cinderella Hunt item)
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available atm)

Where I am making my move:

Brick garden wall with ivy by me (not available)
Flag stones texture on prim by me (not available)
Skye Twisted Tree
Apple Fall Privet Ball (Variegated) (edited)
LAQ Decor ~ Mossy Stonewall
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Small – D
LAQ Decor ~ Twin Birch (Summer) – Animated
1 Prim Privacy Pine Grouping
Enchanted Woods v2 – 6 (slope)
Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
Ex Machina – Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s Inspiration
Wonder Tree (Adult) CHEZ MOI
Pewpew! Floating Umbrella Light – Pink/Purple Preset – (edited)
Vagabond – Alice’s Garden Decor
MadPea All Late Deco Phrase
MadPea Sign – Wrong Way
MadPea Topiary Heart
[ keke ] wonderland gate
*HEXtraordinary* Cheshire Cat
Ex Machina – Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s Inspiration (edited)

Hands Off! SLink vs. Maitreya

Hands Off!

 

When I first got the AvEnhnace Dynamic update I was first thrilled that my elegant SLink hands finally would be back on my wrists in bento form, but the reality turned out quite differently. As I attached the hands I saw that gone were the elegant shape and the slender fingers. In their place was something that was everything but elegant. The fingers look too long and disproportionate and the hand seem to lack knuckles!? To put it in short: I felt my heart sink. I had looked forward to this since bento went live. I actually thought those first glimpses of a bento hand way back was from Slink, until I learned that it was from Vista.
Anyway, I decided after the initial shock, that I would wear my new Dynamic Hands for a few days to see if they grew on me. Also, Alicia Chenaux was sporting them on her You Tube channel and if they were good enough for her why weren’t they for me? (At least I think they were the Dynamic AvEnhance hands! Please correct me if I am wrong!)
Well, they are nice no doubt, the things I have mentioned are things I don’t like about them, but they work and they move, just not as good as others. They don’t look natural to me, and I am hoping for an update to fix these issues!

I lasted about a day and a half with the Dynamics before I went back to Vista, my all time favourites. Then I dared to look in Maitreya’s direction, hoping for a miracle from them. And today I got my answer, and it came from above with angles singing and a saintly glow with the V4.0 update, Mesh Body Addicts got more about it.
I never was a fan of the original Maitreya hands. I tried to wear them when I switched bodies from Physique to Lara, but I didn’t last long, a week at most. The bento version on the other hand, (ha ha, see what I did there!) Is awesome! The Maitreya hands have the defined, slender shape of the Vista Pro Hands and the option for the to-die-for almond shaped nails of the TuTy Bento Hands System. They move very naturally and they might be my new go to hands. I am not sure yet, but I’ll wear them for a few days to see how they feel.

Slink vs Maitreya

I used Vista’s animations to show how the Slink and Maitreya hands behave. The hands marked “S” is obviously SLink and those with “M” are Maitreya. As you see the SLink hands doesn’t look bad at all, just not my cup of tea.

I was gifted the TuTy Bento Hnads System before I could save up or decide to buy them for my self. Check out this link to my post: Vista vs Tuty’s bento mesh hands to learn more abut them. As with the other hands I wore them around for a few days, but they ultimately turned out to slim for my taste. They might be a better fit for an avatar with a more petite and less curvy shape than me. They move very well however and I am so, so grateful that I now own them! I contemplated wearing them for the sake of the almond nail shape alone, hehe. I love it. Thank you!

So which pair of hands are your favourite so far? Any new ones I haven’t heard of yet? Please share.

 

Completely Maitreya from neck to toe ❤ from Nea. We’ll see how long I last without my precious skink feet! See you all later :*

 

 

 

What you should keep your “Hands Off”:

::Bold & Beauty:: Hair ::  Megan. (L)
CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12
CATWA TEETH Lona [M]
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold Ear stud L&R (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold nose stud (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold collar (not available atm)
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX // MATERIALS
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX // MATERIALS
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.0
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold bracelet (not available atm)
[P] Pillows, Cinderella Hunt: Bracelette (Cinderella Hunt item)
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available atm)

In this picture:

LAQ Decor ~ Clawfoot Bathtub & Shower (Silver) with Bath Items, Shower, Rose Petals, Steam and Water(1prim) rezzed
LAQ Decor ~ Twin Birch (Summer) – Animated
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MC Prefab 1

Ears for Easter!

New ears for Easter

What were the first thing you ever did when you figured out the Second Life avatar customization thingy?
I don’t recall the very first thing I did, but the one that stuck with me till this day were the pointy ears. I have had pointy ears since forever and my first pair of glorious sculptie hang glider sized elf ears were the *~*Mystic Ear: Elfin/Naturals by *~*Illusions*~*, complete with jewelry. How I adored them! (1. portrait)

*~*Illusions*~* Elfin

Sunset Bath

Headshot catya 2

New ears for Easter closeup
I wore those until I downsized and invested in mesh *~*Illusions*~* Pixie Ears (2. portrait) back in 2012. In 2014 I was on the hunt for new ears with piercings and landed on SN ~ Mesh Fae Ears S1D1 by Sinful Needs (3. portrait). Those are a masterpiece, but was too high complexity for me at the time. I took to wearing them in 2016 though and had them stuck to the sides of my face until yesterday.
I bought the Basic Mesh Ears from L’etre (4. portrait), same creator as my skin, so no need to fuzz around endlessly to make the texture match. Although the texture is endlessly different from the skin on my head. Yes, they match up very well and looks almost seamless from a distance, but up close you can see that the ear texture is very real looking and full of detail where as the skin on my head is smoother and more “perfect” ’cause who wants pores and shit in SL? Well, I kinda do, but that is another story 😛 I like my new ears is my point although hard to grasp within all this mess. Also, they come with optional materials, which looks awesome sometimes and like plastic other times, again that is the nature of the beast though. Ears and faces are not the same, and not all SL lights will be flattering. I would like to see rigged ears though for the different mesh heads, but I guess that is out of the question. Or maybe some real pointy ears from Catwa? The sliders just doesn’t cut it once you are used to the precise tip of a ad-on mesh elf ear. A girl can dream though, and things I have wished for have come true before…

(Note that in the pictures where the seam between my head and the ears appear invisible it is because I have photshopped it! No ad-on ear look like that is SL unless they use the same tecnique as the neck fix provides. And then you got alpha glitches!)

I would also take this opportunity to ask you guys to take a closer look at my top and wedges in the first picture. The top is part of a set almost free on the Marketplace, BD-Kiana ethno strapless crop top & shorts . And the Wedges are the [ Vertice ] Mocha Wood – (SLINK) Wedge Sandals  . They both look so cute that it should be illegal, haha. And although the top is called “ethnic” I only see easter egg pattern. Might be because of my bunny poses from Sari-Sari. A group gift I logged on to find a few days ago. Anyway I love the look I put together with these great finds. I love to mix and match once in a while. We all were kings and queens of this back in the days of system layers with mod copy permissions!
What was your first major thing in SL? Anything goes, just use common sense 😉

Royal early Earster greeting to you all and

What I have mixed and matched:

L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX // MATERIALS (New wardrobe staple!)
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX // MATERIALS (New wardrobe staple! Yeah, would look great with just the one 😛 )
::Bold & Beauty:: Hair :: Joanne. (S/M/L)  (Gacha item, machine located at the main store)
*JB* Jacqui Bolero – Taupe – Lara
BD-Kiana top ethno MAITREYA (Free gift)
TETRA – Pencil Skirt (Rose) – Maitreya
[ Vertice ] Mocha Wood – Wedge Sandals (R)
[ Vertice ] Mocha Wood – Wedge Sandals (L)
CODE-5 Byanca v01 1 (Free group gift if you join their group)
BackBone Inspirational Rings – Think Limitless (Gacha item, machine located at the main store)

Poses:

Sari-Sari – bunny03 (bento) 1 picture
Animare home made pose on the spot. Hand pose from Vista HUD 2. picture
Animare home made pose on the spot some time ago 3. picture
Bazar Traveler Bed pose 4. picture
Sari-Sari – bunny02 (bento) 5. picture

My not so easter suroundings:

Enchanted Woods v2 – 6 (slope)
1 Prim Privacy Pine Grouping (with my own texture)
Stone Bundle Scene by Felix 3 Prim 15×15 M Size copy-mody ( with my own texture)
Skye Twisted Tree
. a i s l i n g . Old Fountain (Phantom)
LAQ Decor ~ Mossy Stonewall
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MC Prefab 1
LAQ Decor ~ Medium Birch (Summer) – Animated
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Large – B
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Large – A
Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall with Door
Brick wall with ivy made by me
JCKLP / Before The Ball (Cinderella hunt item)
Stone on the ground texture on prim made by me
Bazar Traveler bed
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Curtains Cream MT (Elfin picture, Gacha item)