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)

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)

Chasing Dreams at the Arcade

Happy end of the weekend everyone, I hope you are all having a great time so far!

I had my whole week fully booked so sitting down to write a blog post is very calming at this point. What time I have had in SL I have spent at the Arcade trying to win the rare in Scarlet Crative’s gacha set, the Cordelia Chateau. I discovered it while I visited the Scarlet Ceative sim and decided that this had to be mine. I am not sure if I’ll use it as a home or just fully decorate it and then moce back into my Venice Palazzo. Gawd I am so posh, moving from palazzos to cheataus and back! I am not even sure what a palazzo really is. I get that it is a big ol’ house but that is about it. I love it though!

Chasing dreams

So, back to my struggles, whenever my tiny store brings in some lindens for me to waste I TP over to the Arcade and try my luck on the Scarlet Creative gacha machine. So far I have gotten a nice collection of various chairs, sofas and other items, but no Chateau. My last try was maybe an hour ago and still no luck. The light gold armchairs do like me though, they always line up when I approach the gacha machine. I must have enough for a large family by now, haha. It is a very nice chair though and one of the of the other reasons I wanted to play the machine. and the sofa, that one is very nice too. I got it in dark, but am hoping for a light one to match the chairs.

It is a strange feeling to spend so many lindens on a gacha machine. As I think I have mentioned earlier I don’t usually play gacha machines that much. If I don’t get the rare in three pulls at most I am outa there. And I only play once if the price is higher than 50L$. I have however found that Scarlet Creative has some kind of spell that she put on her machines that sucks me in and glues me to the machine and it’s content that I can’t reach. She makes such wonderful stuff and have become one of my favourite designers these last years. Oh well, looks like I’ll be waiting for a miracle still. I’ll be sure to let you guys know when the Cordelia Chateau is finally mine. I can see the blog post now: “Do you guys remember that day about ten years ago – ?” Yeah, let’s hope not…
How much and often do you play those gacha machines at the Arcade and what makes you come back for more?

Anyway have a fantastic end of the weekend all. I ❤ you guys 🙂

DOUX – Lorena Hairstyle [M // CATWA]
Blueberry – Cake Leggings Fat Pack – Regular – Maitreya
Blueberry – Jolly Holidays – Gift Mini Sweater – Maitreya
Blueberry – Group Gift – Shoes Slink Flat

Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Armchair Artist MT
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MC Prefab 1
Stone Bundle Scene by Felix 3 Prim 15×15 M Size copy-mody (grass only with texture by me
Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
LAQ Decor ~ Medium Birch (Summer) – Animated
LAQ Decor ~ Twin Birch (Summer) – Animated
Skye Twisted Tree
Apple Fall Privet Ball (Variegated)
{what next} Cafe Vintage Wall Prints
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Cupboard MT
Bazar Forest – Chandelier
Bazar Crete-Door decoration
Bottle of Fremont red wine

That Feeling…

That feeling 3

…when you crash and all your hard work just slips through your fingers…

Happy weekend guys I think I have written and scrapped about five attempts by now and doing pictures for them has not even happened.
This noon I had a great idea of redoing one of my earlier portraits – “Sunset Bath”. I custom made the pose based on the one I used in that other picture, created a custom windlight, moved the tub with me in it around about a gazillion times, finally landed on a composition, clicked the photography button and – crashed!

Then I took a lunch break. A long one.

That feeling 4

The feeling is not possible to describe and I bet most of you probably have been there. And I know, I should have saved the windlight and the pose, but I was fine tuning the pose until the last minute and forgot. So technically this mess is my fault. Hehe, always fun to admit ones own short comings.
Anyway, after my lunch I didn’t feel like recreating the picture. It was not even an original idea anyway, so maybe this whole misfortune was for the best even.

The main reason I really wanted to make this post is because I once again decided to throw some lindens at Catwa. This time I got Lona in return for my airborne money. And is she pretty! She channels what I want me to be in SL – killer bone structure yet cute as a button. Earlier I just wanted to be killer, but somehow few people ever saw me as anything but cute, haha. That is the compliment that has reigned supreme in my SL. No matter how tough, elegant or classy I thought looked I never managed to channel it into anything but cuteness, so now I am embracing it. Hold on to your insulin guys!

(By the way a sincere thank you to everyone out there who has ever called me cute. I don’t expect you to remember me and I don’t remember half of you, but thank you anyway

That feeling 2
But back to my killer cuteness or cuteness killer (haha, let’s stop there shall we) and why I ended up with Lona of all heads. I did not think I would like her from her pictures or the videos I saw of people reviewing her. She looked way to cutsey even for me and generally not my style. But one thing I have learned over the years is that never go by this first impression. It might be right over 75% of the time but what about those final 25%? Well, Lona is one of those for me. When I tried her on my shape, dressed her in my preferred skin and started tweaking the sliders to optimize her look I found she responded really well to it. It didn’t take me long before she had completely morphed into Nea and I could not wait for my paycheck to arrive so I could justify making her mine! And just before the weekend took off she came home with me. So that is what has had me wanting to blog the whole weekend. I just needed some inspiration for a post that was a little bit better then passable. And here it finally is just as the glorious weekend ends.

That feeling 1

Happy almost end of the weekend with

What I am gritting teeth in:

::Bold & Beauty:: Hair ::  Megan. (L)
MI_Cami Romper with Lace MAITREYA (tinted)
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female R and L V1.3
Slink Dynamic – Addon Nails Stiletto R and L v1.1

In these shots:
Bohemian Wagon (Adult) CHEZ MOI (modded by me) ( Boemian Bliss Deco(c)rate
*HEXtraordinary* Marble Buddha Statue(Boemian Bliss Deco(c)rate
*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder (Boemian Bliss Deco(c)rate)
*HEXtraordinary* Buddha Incense Burner
.:revival:. boho bed (Boemian Bliss Deco(c)rate)
.:revival:. elegant rug (Frozen Elegance Deco(c)rate)
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade:  Venice Wardrobe Blue MT
*HEXtraordinary* Antique Cherub Lamp (Timeless Romance Deco(c)rate)
Stockholm&Lima:Lover’s Trail-Hers and His (Timeless Romance Deco(c)rate)
Bazar Forest – Pavilion (curtain texture by me)
Bazar Forest – Candle a
Trompe Loeil – Stringlights With Photos Mirror
LAQ Decor ~ Bedside Table (Right)
LAQ Decor ~ Bedside Table (Left)
LAQ Decor ~ Curtains Set1
Soy. One gerbera in beer bottle vase

Stripped for Ideas!

Stripped for ideas portriat

You know when you have this glorious idea in your head about something and then you try to make it a reality right? And when you do it looks nothing like you imagined and you can’t for the life of you find out what is wrong. That has been me with my little piece of land in Second Life for the last few days. It has looked about the same since I moved in here last year and I have been wanting to make it over for this summer.
So today, I took the plunge, removed most of my landscaping, reverted my terraforming, grabbed my house with furniture and all and started playing around. After the first tries I fathomed my mistake though. I have had this idea in my head for a while, but obviously it was not done forming in there and really not ready to come out. So here I am stuck with a land that looks nothing like I want for all my neighbours to see, haha.
I really wanted to have some nice pictures of my land to show you guys since terraforming and landscaping has been one of my passions for years but alas, here we are. And you just get a tiny bit of it. I really like the lonely lamp post though, so I might keep that somewhere.

Stripped for ideas

It is not all bad though as I treated myself to some new stuff again. I got a new hair from Doux and this jacket from TETRA, one of my favourite stores. I really like this shade of red from Doux, it is so much lighter than most other brands and strangely I have been craving lighter and lighter hair. As I have mentioned I started with black hair and now I am pushing blond! Where will this end?!
Anyway moving on: This jacket Open Back Jacket from TETRA is so lovely. Really simple crop top style from the front but with a lovely open back. I adore it even though my new hair is covering the drama. It goes wonderfully with my TETRA pencil skirt too.

So I’ll round this off here with disappointment but hopes for the future. I think I’ll even do a post on what I use to change my ground texture. Now that I am looking forward to.
See you all soon ❤

What I am stripped for ideas in:

DOUX – Veronique Hairstyle [M]
L’Etre. Les accessoires – Veronique flower crown
TETRA – Open Back Jacket (Pink) – Maitreya
TETRA – Pencil Skirt (Rose) – Maitreya
Zoe Heels by Alpha Female

Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
[DDD] Traditional Grass
[DDD] Traditional Grass (with my own reed texture)
KIDD*REED CATTAIL*SHORT THICKET*UserMenu*Sound A
Stone Bundle Scene by Felix 3 Prim 15×15 M Size copy-mody (with my own grass texture)
Everything else is curtsy of Willowdale Estate

Falling angel

falling angel 1

falling angel 2

 

falling angel 3

falling angel 4

Those nights when you can’t sleep because you got an idea for a photo and you try to figure out how to translate it into Second Life.
That was me about 4 am last night, The idea looked quite different than the finished product, but I still like it.

Except for the wings I shopped my inventory for this one with old hair and applier lingerie.

Poses made with Animare Pose & Animation system
lassitude & ennui Seraphim wings – rainbow
.Olive. the Flutterbee Hair – Redheads
*BE Designs* – Audrey. Omega Appliers HUD