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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“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

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)

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

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…

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…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.

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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

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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.

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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

Home Sweet Home

Home sweet Home

As the title says!
I have been away for a week on a “second honeymoon” with my hubby. We traveled 7 hours by train to our country’s capital and had a blast! We went to see a show with Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox complete in 1920’s gettup and I have been shopping waay to much, haha. And the shopping didn’t stop when I got home! I had a mini spree at ISON both at the C88 and their main store. Mini spree for me is two or more items at one store hehe, my budget rarely allow for more. But when I saw this snug cardigan at C88 I had to go get it. I wanted to get the silk slip too, but decided against it as I thought the fabric looked to heavy for my liking. I am very particular about my silk.

But enough about that, I also got home to find the Doco(c)rate waiting for me. I unboxed it under an hour after we got home and my brain cold hardly process the items I got. I felt like everything was useless to me and not to my liking at all. I felt so sad and considered not subscribing to the next box, but then I realized I was just beyond tired and decided to put it all aside for later and relax a bit. So I patiently sat down and watched some youtube videos of other people unboxing the crate.
Yesterday I could finally make sense of the items I got and appreciate them, and putting them together was a breeze.
Remember in one of my previous posts I made a greenhouse to go in my garden because I couldn’t find any that I liked on MP? Well [ keke ] heard my plea and offered up this gorgeous greenhouse for this months Deco(c)rate and I love it! It is so pretty and after I shrunk it down a bit it was the perfect size for my garden. Oh, and it comes complete with bird droppings on one side of the roof haha. I adore that detail!
My three other favorite items was the little table in the set from Serenity Style and the Meditation set from *HEXtraordinary*. I really needed a new Buddha statue as my old one is from 2012 I believe. I still love that one, but fresh blood is always good.
The third item is not in this picture, but in my bedroom. It is the lovely .:revival:. boho bed. It is so lovely that the moment I saw it I switched out my old bed from February’s crate.
I really liked this months crate when my mind settled down from travel mode, haha. I have found a use from many of the items, but is it only me or was the LI of the items in this crate higher than usual? I thought many of the items were very high LI compared to mesh items I usually see. I don’t know. I still like them, and it is my fault for filling my land up with a huge house:P I just thought I should put the question out there in case more people had noticed.
Anyway, I think I am gonna go back to demoing the latest bento head from Catwa. She also heard my wish and worries in Contemplating a Face Lift.  Now this is starting to get scary! Two wishes granted in under a month?!?
When I saw the teasers for Lona I didn’t think I would like her on me, but now that I have tried her I am very much considering investing. I am still gonna demo Lona for a few more days like I did the LeLutka one (which I obviously didn’t end up getting, still ye ol’ Catya for me), but this is something different! How long do you guys demo big purchases like that?

Somewhat less confused ❤ from Nea

What I am somewhat less confused in:
TRUTH HAIR Zoya [Unrigged] (group gift)
TRUTH HAIR Bangs [Dbl Side Wavy] (group gift)
ISON – agnes cardigan -maitreya- (pink)
Blueberry – Rylai – Tight Dress – Maitreya – Cream
L’Etre – Harper&Kittie eyeshadows Palette (group gift)
Lip tint by me

In this picture:
[ keke ] old garden greenhouse
Vagabond – Mojave Decal (tintable)
*HEXtraordinary* Boho Mediation Altar – Set
*HEXtraordinary* Boho Meditation Pillows
Bohemian Wagon (Adult) CHEZ MOI
Serenity Style- Bohemian Table
ARIA – Palermo Potted Narcissus Papyraceus
ARIA – Palermo Armchair
:CP: Free Spirit Cabinet

AF Monogram Luggage Bag
Traveler-Bag 1
Apple Fall Macarons in Box
Apple Fall Macarons on Sketchbook