Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year To You All!

Dear Diary:

Here it is!!  On the brink of another year!!  2013 already!!  I can't believe how fast this year has gone.  I'm so lucky and so grateful for the loving family I have; for the wonderful friends I have in both my worlds; and, for the people who read my rantings and ravings.

My wish for all of you is a happy, healthy and peaceful year wherever we are, whatever world we're in, however we choose to live it.

Good Night for now.

Prop and pose: Diesel Works (gift)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Here I Am... Amazon Woman

Dear Diary:

Well, this is the end of Luna's Colour Challenge Part Deux and I'm very sad that it's finished.  It's been so much fun looking for the obscure colour, putting together a great outfit, and emptying my bank account for just the right thing.  I'll certainly miss this every week.

So far there doesn't seem to be any plans for a new Challenge but I'm hoping Luna will have an epiphany and decide to do another Challenge soon, colour or not.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy Lipstick (red)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (Deep Hazel)
Eye Makeup: Mozz Cosmetics Winged eye with lashes (grey-green)
Hair: D!va Asami (for Collabor88)

Dress: Sweeter Than Candy Idelle (sage)

Earrings: NHA Mirella (gold) (no longer available)

Poses: Exposeur (for Advent Calendar 2012)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

♫ ♪ It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! ♫ ♪

Dear Diary:

I would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday no matter how you celebrate it.  I hope you all have a day with family and friends with good food, and lots of love. 

From my two friends who have helped me over the year with pictures and support, Chloe and Sam, and from myself, have a wonderful holiday season.

Good Night for now.

Prop: Katink Christmas gazebo
Pose: tea.s

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's Madder Lake Deep

Dear Diary:

Sometimes the names of colours for the Challenge just blow me away!  Where do they come from anyway?  Is this really the name of a colour?  So I just had to find out about this name.  I did learn that Madder Lake is a "bluish red, transparent pigment produced from alizarin red.  It's used to make stains and inks and as a component of artists' oil colours".  So it is really a colour-name and I love it!  The colour is very festive and perfect for the beginning of holiday parties.

I also found out that Madder Lake was an Australian band from the '70's.  Hear them here.  Nice peppy music just like the colour.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Seven Glossy lipstick (red)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (Deep Hazel)
Eye Shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey eye (red)
Lashes: Miamai Catwalk lashes (burst) (gift)
Nails: Izzie's Classic Nails
Hair: D!va Hair Miu

Gown: LMC Linda (red)
Stole: Icing Glam stole

Earrings and necklace: Mood Nightlife Diamond and Ruby

Poses: !Bang

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Another Week of Advent Calendar Goodies

Dear Diary:

I've had another great week of enjoying my finds at the Advent Calendars I've chosen to follow this year.

The Christmas scene from Dreamscape's Art Gallery contains everything [and more] that could be found in my living room.  The chair has 18 different sitting animations for male or female.  Assorted "pets", including a little grey mouse, provide company.  The Santa hat over the chair shows who has been visiting the house.  A great set to take some Christmas pictures.

The lingerie I'm wearing has been discreetly covered by my position but the jewelry shines through.  My inventory is growing drastically each day.

Good Night for now.

From Mint Tulip:
Eye makeup: Elymode eye shadow and liner (red)
Lingerie: Elymode bra & undies (red)
Earrings: Alice Project snowflake earrings
Necklace: Perception candy cane necklace (silver)

From KittyCats Winterland:
Headband: /*qbee Holiday Headband (pointsettia)
2nd necklace: Je Suis chouette necklace (purple)
Christmas scene: Dreamscapes Art Gallery

Sunday, December 9, 2012

All That is GOLD Does not Glitter [J.R.R. Tolkien]

Dear Diary:

The colour for the Challenge this week is one of my favourites.  I have lots of this colour in my closet in both my worlds.  So, in the spirit of the holiday season, I had to dress up.  Gold jewelry is also a favourite and I only wish I had more of that.  Of course, "gold" is often quoted in many profound sayings so here are a few:

"Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer"
[Muhammad Ali]

"Wisdom is better than silver or gold"
[Bob Marley lyrics]

"An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold"
[Chinese Proverb]

And my favourite quote -

"You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg!"

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Izzie's Dark Vibrant Lipstick (rust)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (Deep Hazel)
Eye Shadow: HT Glitter makeup set (gold)
Lashes: MG Eyelashes groomed medium
Hair: Vanity Hair Romance

Gown: PM Lara gown (gold)
Shoes: MsDO18 Strapped (gold) (no longer available)

Earrings and necklace: Mood Isla

Poses: Diesel Works




Thursday, December 6, 2012

I'm Looking for the Advent Calendars

Dear Diary:

At this time of year, I enjoy picking a couple of Advent Calendars to follow.  This year I started with the Mint Tulip sim.  In that shopping mall, there are four stores participating - Exposeur, Alice Project, Elymode and Perception.  Exposeur has given out poses, for male and female, with mirrored versions too.  If you collect all the gifts from Elymode, you'll have a complete outfit, along with some makeup.  Alice Project and Perception have given out cute jewelry, along with other gifts.

Then I flew over to the KittyCats Winterland Calendar.  They have items from a variety of designers who are gifting impressive presents.  The Calendar is right at the landing point and you can retrieve back days too.

The other morning I received a notice that Cleom Bailey, of Just my Imagination has an Advent Calendar in the store also so I had to pick up the cute and often unusual gifts there as well.

Here are a few items from just a couple of days:

It's always fun to open a present to see what's inside.  I found some really interesting things.  Take a look on your travels.

Good Night for now.

From Mint Tulip:
Tee: Elymode Snowflake top
Eye Makeup: Elymode shadow and liner (blue)
Hair: Alice Project Hyori Christmas

From KittyCatS Winterland:
Prop: True North Designs Tigger Plop with 5 poses (also comes with smaller version)

From Just My Imagination
Cup: Holly Day mug

Sunday, December 2, 2012

I Love Cotton Candy

Dear Diary:

Pink - any shade of - is not my favourite colour.  But I do like cotton candy.

I always loved going to the circus when I was young.  Not because I enjoyed the animals or the rides but because I got to eat cotton candy.  I liked to watch when the coloured sugar was added to the container, the machine started whirling around, and finally the sugar was spun into a pink airy piece of fluff that I picked away at.  Then my Mom would make me brush my teeth extra long when I got home.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Izzie's Dark Vibrant Lipstick (raspberry)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (Deep Hazel)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Eyelashes Version 2 (02)
Blush: Glamorize Glowing Blush (red)
Hair with hat: W&Y hair no.46

Sweater: Orion sweater (pink) (no longer available)
Vest: Paradisis Yoko's jacket (Rose bunnies)
Jeans: CC Ltd Unisex jeans
Gloves: Cover Girl fur gloves (white)
Boots: Indyra Originals Chasseur boots (pink)

Poses: Elymode