Posted in 1L/Dollarbie, Free, group gift, sale

Mermaid

Mermaid

I once took my daughter to see living mermaids. She was fascinated by seeing the men and women in their tails swimming in tanks. I was fascinated to see them holding their breath for so long… I will also admit to some silent admiration in their swimming talent, something I don’t share, despite my love of boats and love of water. I can barely dog paddle. My aunt tried to teach me how to swim once, but other than float, I’m precarious in water. I can drive a boat though!

I decided to try my hand at something different in Second Life though, and become a “living mermaid” at the Accidental Entanglement Gallery. If you are into RLV capture (don’t worry you can leave it off and you’ll be able to stand up just fine) you can get ‘captured’ unwittingly and turned into living statues and works of art… or you can willingly sit down and become live mermaids. So I tried my hand at it.

I needed the proper outfit and a friend of mine had told me that I could pick up some beautiful animated body glitter for just 1L at DeeTalez. I ran over to get that as I knew it was perfect for my avatar! It was true… 1L and the body glitter was mine! I love it and this picture hardly does it justice. You will need to get it for yourself. I have seen this stuff sold on marketplace for hundreds of linden!

I grabbed the revelation body bikini group gift as well. This is free and you get the bikini and the mesh overlay also. For just a moment I popped off the bikini for fun (eeeeee) and hoooo howdy! Hot simmering hot! Or cool… (grins). Enjoy the ocean spray on this one! It comes in the following sizes and is a Free gift:

  • Maitreya
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

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Details….

Astrid:

Head: Lelutka Bento Head Bianca
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Lamb Angel
Outfit: Revelation Store Maresias Bikini – 1L paid back to you – Free
Face and Chest Glitter: DeeTaleZ Gift Animated Face & Body Glitter – 1L

Picture Location – Art Gallery of Accidental Entanglement

Posted in group gift

Soft

Soft

One of the things I’ve been working on is meditation for grounding myself and creating peaceful moments. This outfit from Meva reminds me of soft music that I found that I’ve been listening to lately. I thought I’d share it with you below. When I’m stressed or anxious or needing to sleep, it offers ethereal visuals and a soft music that is comforting and meditative. It’s worth trying out if you have trouble sleeping or anxiety. ❤

This beautiful outfit from Meva is the latest Group Gift and is just as calm and peaceful. The group is 100L to join but you’ll get beautiful monthly group gifts for the Maitreya body just like this one. The package includes multiple colors (a full fatpack) including this beautiful sheer shade of light blue.

Visit your favorite sim, put on some meditation music, and relax. It might be just what you need for the end of a Hectic day. ❤

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Details…

On Astrid:

Head: [AK] Bento Motion Capture Neve
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Fabia Mesh Hair Adriana
Dress: Meva Group Gift July 19 Dress – Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join
Rings: (Yummy) Bohemia Ring Set
Nails: [FormaNails] Ballerina Nails

Posted in Events, Free, group gift, sale

Sail Away with Me

Dolly

“I’m sailing away set an open course for the virgin sea
I’ve got to be free free to face the life that’s ahead of me
On board I’m the captain so climb aboard
We’ll search for tomorrow on every shore”
~Styx

I don’t know about sailing away… but I’m “Sale”ing away at Vagrant today with my dear friend Dolly. Everything is 50% off for a limited time and now is the perfect time to stock up on some sexy clothes! I picked up these high leg briefs and a cute top, and Dolly picked up the tie side shorts and sexy top and we stopped to pose in front of a boat on one of our many adventures!

Boats have long been a part of my life and though I have never “sailed” I did some shark fishing some years back off the coast. It was memorable as when I hooked my fish, they put me in “the chair” meant for individuals who were too small to hold on to their pole and not be taken overboard! In other words, my little bitty tush was not strong enough to stay on board… especially when I insisted on reeling in my own shark! It was great fun and hearing the dock hands cheer for me as I tried to reel in my shark was great fun. It cleared the water, broke the surface and broke the line (they told me this was common) but it was an experience I will never forget!

Shopping with Dolly was almost as fun… well almost… it was not quite as heart pounding. (Sorry Dolly). But we had a good time and found some steals, including Dolly’s Free Group Gift Asteroid Glasses which includes a fantastic hud with colors for the frame and lenses both.

So if you have a chance this summer, maybe you will get to to sail away a little!

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Details…

On Dolly:

Head: Lelutka Bento Head Simone
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Truth – Delaney
Top: –[ vagrant ]– Brianna Shirt – Warm Pink (50% off Store wide Sale – 125L)
Shorts: –[ vagrant ]– Angel Shorts – Charcoal Black (50% off Store Wide Sale – 125L)
Earrings – MG Lealao – CH Baltic Amber Stones – Free Group Gift
Glasses: AsteroidBox – Simple Glasses – Free Group Gift/Group is 75L to Join

 

On Astrid:

Head: Lelutka Bento Head Bianca
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Stealthic Genisis Bento Fitted
Top: –[ vagrant ]– Scarlet Top and Sleeves – White (50% off Store wide Sale – 125L)
Shorts: –[ vagrant ]– Alexa Shorts – Dark Blue (50% off Store Wide Sale – 125L)
Rings: (Yummy) Bohemia Ring Set
Nails: [FormaNails] Ballerina Nails

Posted in 1L/Dollarbie, Free, group gift, Hunt

Speaking of Exotic Locations…

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“Some people when they see cheese, chocolate or cake they don’t think of calories.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Speaking of Exotic locations…

… Travel is just up my isle this summer. Maybe I have “the bug.” And since I haven’t been traveling much in real life lately (I have been recovering from a longterm illness) I have been traveling in second life.

I recently purchased a homestead and am planning a little surprise for everyone on it. In the meantime, a lovely friend is doing some teraforming and building… and wow it is popping into an exotic locale… and I am spinning round the Second Life globe getting ideas for what to set down as far as prims on the land! What do you think of these elephants? I’m thinking I may just want to add them to my decor… wooo! No poaching though!

Speaking of animals… what about that Evil Bunny Hunt? OMG the amazing gifts!

Damian and I made a stop by Dragonmoon Designs and hunted down the 1L prizes (there’s one for the guys and one for the girls) and got these great summer time outfits. They both include

  • A hud for four colors
  • Multiple Sizes for Mesh Bodies
  • A prize for men and one for women

You don’t want to miss out!

And… speaking of missing out…

… it’s always a sad day when a Second Life icon closes its doors. Crom is having a closing sale and you don’t want to miss out on the 75% storewide savings! I picked up the Calista Collar Necklace for just 72L (omgosh it has a hud for 3 metals and 12 different pendants) and a gorgeous little Septum from a gatcha for just 20L! I got lucky and pulled a Rare for three metals for my 20L price!

Damian and I each took  a picture. He snapped his below and Mine is above. Be sure to check out these amazing deals before it’s too late!

Exotic

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Details….

Astrid:

Head: Lelutka Bento Head Bianca
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Stealthic Genisis Bento Fitted
Outfit: Dragonmoon Designs Summer Time Outfit – 1L Beached Bunny hunt gift
Necklace: Crom Calisto Collar – 72L for the 75% Store Wide Closing Sale
Septum Piercing: Crom Septum – Scarlet – Fatpack RARE – 20L for the 75% Store Wide Closing Sale
Rings: (Yummy) Bohemia Ring Set
Nails: [FormaNails] Ballerina Nails

Damian:

Head: Lelutka Bento Head Andrea
Body: Belleza Mesh Body Jake
Hair: Vango Alex
Outfit: Dragonmoon Designs Sunny Daze Outfit – 1L Beached Bunny hunt gift

Pose: ::SenseS:: Couple 271 – Free L’Homme gift (group is free to join)

Picture Location Bliss Island

Posted in Hunt

Traveling…

Traveling...
Photo by Astrid de Manyet

Travel has been an important part of my life, as has art. When I was in London, I visited the National Museum and relished the beautiful artwork. I have traveled to various museums around the world as I had the opportunity to enjoy the artwork – paintings, sculpture and more – whenever opportunity arose.

Because of this, I love when a new installment of Cica Ghost is ready and am always up to going to visit! One of my favorite pictures of an adventure I shared with Damian is taken at a Cica Ghost sim from a time long past (hard to believe we’ve known each other so long Damian!).

So I landed at the latest installment – Dogwood – and lo and behold, I landed on Cica Ghost themselves! Cica was friendly and personable and said Hello and nice to meet you. I didn’t want to disturb and went about my business taking pictures because they were busy putting the finishing touches on the sim – I think? And also greeting people who were landing. It was really lovely! I mean how awesome is it to be greeted by Cica Ghost!

Dogwood - Cica 1 - Picture by Damian Black
Photo by Damian Black

One of my favorite stores – Ricielli – is having a summertime hunt. I love this particular hunt as Ricielli is doing something I haven’t seen before. They are offering two options. For 15L per hunt item you can purchase the copy version or the no copy/transfer version. I got the transfer versions and handed out the extra items to friends! In each package there were copies of clothing items for different mesh bodies, so I kept the Maitreya copy and passed the copy of the Slink Hourglass, Isis, and Freya to friends! Win Win!

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Details…

Head: Lelutka Bento Head Bianca
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Stealthic Genisis Bento Fitted
Shirt: Ricielli Hana Shirt – 15L for the 2019 Summer Hunt
Shorts: Ricielli Hana Shirt – 15L for the 2019 Summer Hunt
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Necklace Knotted Shimmer Pearls
Rings: (Yummy) Bohemia Ring Set
Nails: [FormaNails] Ballerina Nails

Picture Location: Dogwood by Cica Ghost

Posted in 1L/Dollarbie, Hunt

Lean on me.

You can lean on me.

I remember roller skating to the song “Lean on Me” at the roller rink as a teen. It was what you did on Friday nights while you held some boys hand. It was the cool kid thing to do. It kept most of us out of trouble back then too. Kept us off the streets and out from drinking or doing drugs. It was a great loss when the roller rink shut down.

A lot of kids turned to drinking in my small town when the rink shut down. Parties in sheds and barns and the like. I remember some accidents on back gravel roads that were pretty bad. Families didn’t talk about it much. You kept such things hush hush. And then “Lean on Me” took on a different meaning for all of us.

We all depended on each other to just to get through high school. Growing up in a small town and getting through high school when there isn’t support is a difficult prospect. You don’t have the cultural “to dos” of the city… and people think small town living is this great thing… but tell that to the five kids that died by suicide in my small town that year. And there were only 22 in my graduating class.

Lean on me. I lean on Damian a lot. He’s my rock. When everyone else cracks and breaks down… Damian keeps going. He thinks he isn’t that strong, but he underestimates his own strength. No matter how tough things are… he keeps going and he never gives up. When I got sick last year in July and couldn’t be online for him, he stood by me. He waited until I was well and relied only on infrequent contact and didn’t give up on me.

Lean on me. Or more accurately… lean on him. I’ve leaned on him. I only hope that he feels he can lean on me.

Lean on me, Damian. You’ve been there for me.

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Outfit Details…

Damian is wearing the Tropical Brit Shorts from Sparrow by Design  for 1L for the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt

Astrid is wearing the Tropical Tank Mini Pack from Sparrow by Design  for 1L for the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt