Changing Socks err Houses again

Changing Socks err Houses Again

So as the title says I changed my home again. Haha. I honestly thought I was done with that stuff, but oh, no:) I moved back into my beloved Scarlet Creative Venice Palazzo and I feel pretty good about it, I think I needed this.
I decorated it a bit differently from last time too. For the most the rooms serve the same purpose as last time with a few changes. I added a Man Corner. A little nook in the house that is the domain of my hubby. I am wanting to get a proper audio rack with all the trimmings for it, but haven’t found a nice one yet. I like to put parts of our RL into my SL, especially in home decorating since we live on 398 square feet in RL.
Another new addition is a guest bedroom where I previously had a walk in closet. I am really happy about how it turned out too. I feel like houses feel more inviting if there is a room for guests to stay in. I also got to use more of my favourite furniture in there. Yaaay!
True to my style almost all of my furniture has been out non stop since I moved here. I rarely change them up once I’ve found some pieces I love. Although I had to remove everything from my land before setting up this home. I had that dreaded illusive, invisible obstacle. You know the one you can’t highlight and can’t see even if you make alphas visible. I finally found out what is likely causing it though (with the help of my landlady Imagin Illyar). Unlinking mesh structures! Yes, you heard it. Don’t mod your mesh house! Just kidding:) But be ware of this very unfunny thing that can happen.
Sadly the only thing that solves it is to remove everything on your land until you find out what causes it.
So 1250 items later my land was free and I could start setting up my new home. I modded the Venice Palazzo only slightly this time to avoid this mess again just tweaked what is in my opinion must haves. Larger balcony upstairs so I can fit my hanging chair from Bazar and a bigger deck in the back that is now delightfully free floating.

Remember in the last post I mentioned that I didn’t love any of LeLutkas new mesh heads? I lied, I now own Bianca as well. I am hopeless! I rarely love new stuff until it’s been out for a awhile.
And for the first time in my SL I find myself switching between two different mesh heads, Bianca and Simone. At this time I love them both.

Please excuse my rambling, my mind is very erratic these days.

I am feeling a bit better from my depression lately, but I still feel so alone. Do any of you guys struggle with this or anything at all? I’d love to hear about it and maybe we can support each other through it? I am not after a pity party, just to clear that up, I really can’t stand them! But it would be nice to know that I am not alone.

A bit happier ❤ from Nea!

 

 

What I am drinking my sorrows away in:

.LeLutka.Head.Bianca 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Bianca 3.0
Izzie’s – Lelutka – Applier Daphne Eyeshadows
Izzie’s – Lelutka – Applier Daphne Matte Lipsticks Darks 1
Tuty Bruna hairbase for Lelutka Blonde and Brown (tattoo layer)
TRUTH / Elie (group gift August)
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
L’Etre – Isabela Skin for Lelutka Head [Ivory Tone]
L’Etre – Maitreya Body Appliers [Ivory tone]
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
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (R)
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (L)
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available)

-Pixicat- Fall.Sweater – Cream (Maitreya)
TETRA – Skinny zip capris – Maitreya (Fatpack)
Meli Imako Retro Pin Up Heels Non rigged Maitreya L&R
Glass of Fremont red wine

 

In this shot:

Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MC Prefab 1
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Single
Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
ARIA – Elah Tufted Soft Bench (Deco(c)rate February)
dust bunny . woodland dreams . pillow ottoman
Bazar Paris – Wine set
Garbaggio // Shoe Clutter Nude
Trompe Loeil – Daphne Garden Chair PG
Trompe Loeil – Daphne Garden Table
Apple Fall Elderflower Cordial
{af} 1st Day of Christmas – Coffee Maker
[DDD] Whispy Forest Tree – B Twinkle
LAQ Decor ~ Coffee Table
Bazar Paris – Books
Bazar Forest – Candle b
dust bunny . woodland dreams . doughnut cake
dust bunny . woodland dreams . fresh rose tea
Apple Fall Sunbleached Setee (Canvas)
Soy. Potted Pothos [Ssize]

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Lots of News and Struggles

 

Dust Bunny Woodland Dreams Penrose Treehouse

Hello everybody!

I hope you all had a great summer. Over all mine has been pretty good. Could have wished for more sunshine though, but isn’t there always something to complain about?

I have been away from both my blog and Flickr for months now and I am not sure if I am up to keeping up the weekly stuff or the monthly. I guess it is time to come clean about the fact that I suffer from depression and got hit hard this summer. Usually summer is a great time for me as I am usually symptom free, but not this year. Isn’t it lovely when life throws you another thing? Anyway, I have been working my way back into SL slowly. I have changed houses again, and am now contemplating going back to my Scarlet Creative Venice Palazzo.

I am getting ahead of myself, hehe. About a month ago I got the Dust Bunny Woodland Dreams tree house and remodeled my entire land around it, furnished it and then pretty much left it alone. I haven’t spent that much time in SL this summer. I have always loved tree houses in SL and I have mentioned that in a previous post. I am just obsessed with them!
I don’t know my reason for not feeling content in this one though, I suspect it is because when I redid my land and furnished this home I was at my absolute worst in my depression. I was desperate to find relief and I guess I thought getting new shineys would do the trick. Well they don’t always do.
But a new shiney thet will stick with me for a while is the new bento head I treated myself to. The LeLutka Simone. I told you all about my struggles in Contemplating a Face Lift and I finally bit the bullet right before LeLutka released their three new bento heads. Haha, I thought I had made the biggest mistake in not waiting for them, but so far I haven’t fallen in love with any of them yet. Give me time though;)

I won’t spend time actually blogging any of these new products of mine here though. At this point I don’t even know if I am gonna keep trying to do Deo(c)rate posts. I have been rather disappointed with the last few. To me they feel less creative now, but maybe that is just my depression speaking. I am subscribed to the September crate and I am hoping for a good one as it will be out two days before my birthday.
Anyway back to the point: I really just wanted to write a blogpost because I snapped my first picture in my tree house today as a start to finally deciding if I am keeping it for a while longer or changing houses yet again.
I visited the Scarlet Creative sim to take a look at the Venice Palazzo to see if I felt like changing back to it, and I really do. I miss the open rooms and kind of minimalistic decorating style it invited. But then I thought that I needed to put this house on the map a bit. Snap some pictures to prove to myself that I had it up and that I actually created something I really loved in furnishing and decorating it. I really do love how it makes me feel when I just plop my avi down and relax a bit. Something I have been trying to do lately. Just emptying my head of all the nasty stuff that have been living there the last few months.
Man, I am having such a hard time deciding to keep this or to set up my old house. It is such a big job and it feels like such a waste to take this down so quickly after I put it up.

Well, I think that is all I had to pour out today, maybe I’ll be back soon, maybe not. The only thing I know at this point is that I won’t quit this blog al together. I love it too much.

 

Just good old fashion ❤ from Nea

 

 

What I am trying to rid myself of nasty thoughts in:

.LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Simone 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_4
DOUX – Fashionista hairbase [UNRIGGED]
DOUX – Fashionista hairstyle [Front]
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
L’Etre – Isabela Skin for Lelutka Head [Ivory Tone]
L’Etre – Maitreya Body Appliers [Ivory tone]
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
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (R)
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (L)
EarthStones Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
(Yummy) Love Spell Ring Set (R) – Rose Gold
(Yummy) Love Spell Ring Set (L) – Rose Gold
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available)
TETRA – Off-shoulder tight top – Maitreya (fatpack @ Collabor88)
TETRA – Skinny zip capris – Maitreya (fatpack @ Collabor88)
Garbaggio // Lola Slingback (Maitreya) – Rose Gold

 

 

In this shot:

dust bunny . woodland dreams . penrose treehouse . RARE
dust bunny . woodland dreams . doughnut cake
dust bunny . woodland dreams . fresh rose tea
dust bunny . woodland dreams . pillow ottoman
dust bunny . wanderlust . branch chandelier
Apple Fall Sunbleached Setee (Canvas)
LAQ Decor ~ Coffee Table
ARIA – Elah Tufted Soft Bench
Forest – Candle b
floorplan. i love you canvas
Soy. Potted Ponytail Palm [Ssize]
.:revival:. elegant rug
~*GOD*~ Floating Lanterns – Multicolored

“We are going to that party, dear!”

Hello lovelies!

I visited Ultra today and they had anniversary gifts! I didn’t know as I have a lovely place under a rock, but anyway. I picked up the gifts of course and Come soon Poses had this lovely scene the inspired me on the spot! I love it when things do that!

I also treated myself to the fatpack of the Breeanya dress from Blueberry yesterday and what could be better than combining an amazing dress with a cool scene I though. So I went over to my favourite sandbox and rezzed myself a platform high up and got to work.
The scene didn’t come with a car to fix so I supplied my own, this adorable free Isetta from R-Production. This car has been my favourite for years as it is delightfully different, fully customizable via menu and when I got it it came with a fuel system and gasoline pump to refuel. Squee! How cool is that?

The inspiration for this picture is kinda like the TV show “Keeping up Appearances”. If you haven’t seen it, go check it out, it is hillarious 😀 In my picture the car has broken down as this lady and her better half are on their way to a party where she can mingle with the rich and famous and try climbing the social ladder. So eager to get there she busts out the tools to fix the car at any cost.

We are going to that party, dear

I decided to layer two of the Breeanya dresses, the completely transparet one over the opaque one. I have seen other women do this too and I think it makes for a really neat effect. Especially this rose gold colour. Its to die for!
I paired the dress with a new necklace from [Cynful] at Collabor88, some Garbaggio heels, a hair of my own creation and makeup form Alaskametro and L’etre.

Anyway that is just what hit me when I saw the scene and tried the pose. I really like how it turned out.

Biiig long time no see ❤ from Nea

What we are going to the party in:

Blueberry – Breeanya Dress – FP Exclusive Transparent- Maitreya
Blueberry – Breeanya Dress – Opaque – Maitreya
[Cynful] Empress Necklace – Maitreya Lara – at Collabor88
Garbaggio // Strass Pumps (Maitreya) – Nude
DOUX – Hilton Babyhair [Unrigged]
*~*NeA’s*~* French Twist hair – not for sale atm.
alaskametro<3 Extended Pack nail polish – Maitreya Lara HUD
alaskametro<3 “#onfleek” makeup TESTER – Omega appliers
L’Etre – Sarah lipstick [#5]
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
*{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

The scene:

*CS* Need Help Scene
*CS* Need Help – Wrench (WEAR)
R-Production – Isetta

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

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.

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)

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

A Noob today!

A Noob Today

Evereything on the floor and everything I am wearing except for my hair, sweater and choker was completely free!

I visited the Project Se7en for their 1 year anniversary today. I won’t lie, this thing is completely new to me. Never been here before or heard about it until yesterday so this is rally in keeping with what my blog is about. Yaay! Or not – I don’t know. But anyway, I bet most of you readers have heard about Project Se7en before and for those of you who hasn’t, here is a little something and a link to their blog:

The Project Se7en is a non-themed event runs on the 30th of every quarter (i.e. March, June, Sept, Dec) of the year. It is designed to collaborate our favorite creators on the grid who offer high quality designs AS WELL AS some small-to-mid scale stores with unique and original creations that you seldom see in events. We aim to meet with large variety of guests from different genders, different tastes, different styles and different countries.

This sounds very tempting for a near uncontrollable shopper like myself, so over I went to have a look and pick up the group anniversary gifts. There really were a whole lot to look at and lots of shiny gifts to pick up. Sadly there were not many for the gentlemen of SL, which is very sad really. On my first visit I picked up a bento pose for the gents, but that is all I saw! So maybe Project Se7en should urge their designers to maybe include more stuff for the other gender as they advertise themselves as wanting to meet with different genders? I don’t know. This post is not gonna go that routhe today, but is that something I should touch on later? Tell me in the comments if you wanna see that!

Anyway, back on topic: This load of freebies got me thinking of how nice it must be to be a noob today. If I started SL last November with a premium account I would have a home, fully furnished and decorated to excess by now for free! In the Christmas calendars you get tons and tons of neat free stuff and events like this offers even more of both makeup, home decor, accessories, shoes and clothing. Even Catwa appliers!

I recently made an alt and she is by now dressed in mesh head, body, feet, (sometimes) bento hands, hair, shoes, clothes and looks pretty decent. I don’t think I spent more than 400L$ on her to date! I can even afford to be picky about the shade of brown her hair is.
I am not gonna make a tutorial on how I did this because that is really not my area of expertise and there are far better blogs and video tutorials out there to help you with that. I’ll link some below in case any gorgeous noobs stumbles upon my humble blog. Not that I see how or why, but I am happy if you do!

Strawberry Singh’s Intro to Second Life Part 2 – Searching, Shopping & Improving your Appearance with Mesh

Regeneration, a blog with plenty of useful tips for a new avatar

Mesh body addicts, a list of all the mesh bits there is out there. No, not the naughty ones!

Some SL pampering

profile photo Honey Nea 2048

Two glimpses of my alt a few days after she was born. Looking pretty good no? She is the brunette in case you didn’t guess it 😛

I think my absolute favourite thing (hums tune) at the Project Se7en anniversary event were the amazing Carved Camellia Clogs. You have to balance on your tippy toes to wear them and the textures are really to die for. It is almost like I can feel them against my palm when I imagine touching them. They look like they are sturdy yet not heavy and I think I might be living in these come the warmer weather.
Another favourite is the skirt from Cubic Cherry. Funny story: Cubic Cherry and *~*NeA’s*~* Started out in the same skybox with a handful of prims each to work with. Of course Cubic Cherry was under the name .::Kre-ations::. back then. I am so happy they are in so many events now. My heart jumped the first time I saw them at “We < 3 Roleplay”! So cool to know that I saw the beginning of it 😀
Back to the skirt, I really like it and I think it is so cool that Cubic Cherry is making clothing for Maitreya now, but I had some glitching with my hip sticking out through the waistband. I tried editing my shape and if you up the saddle bag the problem goes away, and coupled with the alpha HUD I think you should be good if you have this problem.
As the Rufly skirt is pretty short in the back I was glad to see that another of the gifts was a pair of Dotty Panties from Milk Tea. Never heard of the store, but I’ll be checking them out!

I think this about wraps it up for this time. Have fun reading and watching all the links to people who are better at giving presenting information than me;)

But I wonder, should I check into the issue with the lack of male content at events that cater to not only one gender? Let me know!

Have a wonderful Sunday and a lot of

 

What I am wearing in the first picture:

::C’est la vie !:: Bonnie headband / TP7 Gift

*PL* star earrings
Wednesday[+] ~ Gradient Lips Gift
PICHI – Dont forget to love …. Tattoo (Maitreya Applier)
[Cubic Cherry] {Rufly} skirt maitreya (exp) Plain SEA
Milk Tea: Project 7 Birthday gift – Dotty Panties in Coral
:: c.A. :: Eris (socks) -TP7-BdayGift AD
*{( konpeitou )}* carved camellia-clogs

Decor items in the first picture:

{-Maru Kado-} Tatami rug-1
*FG* B-Day Mini Cake
* Lil Easter Pot * Project seven gift (Add me 🙂 )
[ zerkalo ] Boho Spring Sign
Cherry house-{{C.H}}-Decorative curtains -gift
Quasi – Star Light
Serenity Style- Hello -Gift

Stuff in this picture that is not from the Project Se7en anniversary event:

Rowne Salon.Sasha Hair.Medium
ISON – wrap off sweater -maitreya- (maroon) no lock

MudHoney Clara Settee – White
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Cupboard MT
*HEXtraordinary* Marble Buddha Statue
*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder
*HEXtraordinary* Buddha Incense Burner
Bazar Paris – Books
{what next} Cafe Vintage Wall Prints (with my own pictures in the frames)

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