Home and Garden Expo – ready to go!

I have a bad restless heart syndrome because of everything new and upcoming. My favorite event, The Home and Garden Expo is here again! My Casa Limited Edition Pavilion has new fountain and flower decorations and at the evenings my sky bubble turns into the musical playground with flower garden piano. I actually enjoy so much listening to the fountains I turned my home radio off.Rose fountain

Flower umbrella

garden pianoboho ring

alaskametro slink nails hud

 

* promotional copies

 

The most perfect shoes ever

Both RL and SL my favorite shoes are clogs/wedges! These absolutely stunning clogs/wedges both have a HUD so it is very quick to change shoe colors to match your current look. Eudora 3D Ragnarok clogs (from Uber) have very realistic leather and lace textures and ArisAris Forward Wedges are so far the most amazing shoes I have ever seen in SL. Both are for SLink mid feet.

Ragnarok or Ragnarök is btw “a series of events in Norse mythology resulting in the fiery destruction and fertile rebirth of the world” (via Wikipedia). I am sure with these shoes it is possible to destroy all little bugs under your feet and feel like the Queen of the new and better world.ragnarok clogs collage

ArisAris black flower clogs

ArisAris pink clogs

ArisAris white flower clogs

 

Body and Soul

mesh project body

mesh project body shower

mesh project body pirate
please don’t peck me eaye

mesh project body hand and feet

The Mesh Project mesh body is absolutely lovely. Mostly I love it because all poses look much more smoother and natural – I hate hate hate when my arms and legs have sharp angles. The Mesh Project feet are small enough and hands are very pretty.

But like many others, I find shopping at the Shops very confusing experience. The area is all white and it is so slow to find things. After shopping, wearing you Style HUD is also annoying, sometimes I have to detach it and wear it again because the HUD is so very slow or freezes completely.

And clothing…yes I like my body and yes I like to show it, but when I go to dance or shop or explore I really would like to wear my own clothing instead of that cocktail dress which you can have free from the Shops.

Thumbs up for the Mesh Project. It is great to have free mesh body options, although I am now considering SLink version – just because I am so excited to have smoother body and it is too painful to use old body after trying mesh body in action. I have tough decision to make: do I wait non-beta version of The Mesh Project body (which I think is prettier…) or do I buy SLink body (I do have SLink feet and hands already).

Swinging workers

I’ve had tomboy feeling for a while so I have used jeans and boots and sweaters mostly. Many items are from COCO‘s winter sale.

I have pretty nice collection of boots, cowboy, suede, leather and fur…I can not resist quality boots – or any other shoes. LRD’s Unisex Worker Boots are easy to wear and not too expensive (550L). They also remind my favorite RL boots, Dr Martens 8 eye boots. Mine are almost 10 years old but still good looking.

Unisex Workers come with an easy HUD, one click and you can change the colour. I have V3 and it has 14 colour options, but LRD also has patterned versions.

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Too cute to be true

There was a time, few years ago, I explored at least 1-2 new places per day. Now  I made a decision:  I must go back on time a little bit and explore more, I have spend too much time at my SL home(s). So, today I finally opened Destinations and found Premium category. Premium Wilderness is a jungle for premium members only. Full of animals and riverboats, water falls, jungle bars, fishing spots and so on, very good place just hang out.

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I played with windlight settings, but I do have a problem: my new Firestorm download did not worked out and I am stacked with official viewer. Firestorm has plenty of pre-loaded windlights, official does not, so right now I only have Juicybomb’s studio windlights, bunch of Strawberry’s windlights and one of my own. I had to download more… or get my dear Firestorm working again.

And I also have problem with my poses: I am so damn lazy to search and switch and operate with them. These poses are from Adorkable Ruffle and Boogie packs and maybe one from Bent – I have Bent poses on my Semotion Casual AO HUD.

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So frustrating troubling with windlights and poses… because I want to get better pictures and I do think proper lightning and suitable poses are essential for a good SL picture.  Laziness is a horrible thing.

I chose jungle destination also because of Zaara dress from Fameshed.  It is like a bouquet of tropical flowers! This dress has seen almost in every blog and after trying a demo version (then went back and bought, how prudent…) I can totally understand why. The dress is super cute and girly, almost too girly for me, but I just love the pattern, lightness and movement of the dress. Last week I visited shortly at the second hand shop IRL and I almost bought flowery skirt just like Zaara’s dress. I might go back to that shop soon…

Kunglers snake pattern ankle shoes are just gorgeous. I could never wear snake skin leather or high heels like this IRL – 8 cm is my IRL limit for heels – but thank god there’s SL. Sorry virtual snakes.

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