Easter Bun is Riding to Town

This is a complete amusement whim post. The moment I saw the bun bike by Hogs and Cart Wheels in the Depraved Spring Madness Hunt, I knew this post would have to happen. The bun is Easterish only because of the timing and the obvious egg basket that she’s transporting. Who knows what she’s up to after they’ve been hidden…

Up to no good, apparently! The lineup photo prop is from Glitterati’s sale and I can’t wait to use it more. So many possibilities! The sakura parfait Miss Wigglenose is holding is a freebie by Poche in C.D.T. Anniversary Market. Bunnies may go bad, but when they do, they do so in style!

I needed something to go with all that cleavage that Sassy! provides (it’s really a dress from the same hunt, just using it as a top here), so I finally caught up with times and investigated the pretties by Maxi Gossamer. Ended up with both the pearls here and using a ring from another set. The bracelets are a kick-ass freebie by Amorous.

And here’s a better look at the bun bike! Perfect for riding into the night with~

Depraved Spring Madness Hunt: Bike: Hogs and Cart Wheels – H&C Wheels Madness FeMale | Top: ~Sassy!~ Rapture dress upper

C.D.T. Anniversary Market: Parfait: Poche – Sakura Parfait (freebie)

Other Credits: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – classic – frozen silver (m) bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Love Soul – Hair*106*Jet Black | Bunny ears & tail: Eat Rice! – Usagi Ears Pierced & Wounded Cotton Tail | Make-up: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Tiga {eye only} & Opal Lipcolor Mocha | Jacket: Aoharu – Short Riders Jacket Black | Pants: League – Zipped Leather Pants Dark Red | Boots: Lassitude & Ennui – Flutter Raven* | Pearls: Maxi Gossamer – Pearl Necklaces – Combo – Long – black | Ring: Maxi Gossamer – Silver Drop with Jet | Bracelets: Amorous – You | Belt: Loulou&Co – Zombie Popcorn Belt | Photo prop & poses: Glitterati – Lineup | Miss Wigglenose: Happy Mood – StandingRabbit L | Shades: Pididdle – Summer Shades

*complimentary copy

Something Old, Something New

I wasn’t going to blog today, but then I bought a coat. Then I needed a fun place to pose in. Then I glanced at the Great SL Photo Hunt list and… well, here we are. Three themes in two pictures: #76 something old and #77 something new, both happening in a version of #9 you at the Eiffel Tower.

The traditional Eiffel Tower is situated in Les Champs-Elysees and I paired it with this gorgeous Dark December dress by Dare Designs. It is at the moment in one of his Fashion for Life vendors, so go shop while the event is still running! I’d also like to point out that Lassitude & Ennui stays in style through the centuries: both girls are wearing Jackal’s boots!

The more modern version of Eiffel Tower can be found here. It’s called Eiffel Tower 2012 and it’s created by Colpo Wexler. It was quite a sight and contrast to the old Paris sim. As for the coat — that is the thing that started this all. New mesh trench coats by Aoharu. I want more mesh clothes that go for the slinky shape instead of adding poofy layers over the system shape. So much love. ❤

Fashion for Life: Dress: Dare Designs – Dark December* | Jewelry: Tres Beau – It’s Time Set

Old Eiffel: Hair: Sky Everett – Kiera | Boots: Lassitude & Ennui – Selene Black* | Umbrella: Weather or Not? – Wrought Iron Umbrella | Pose: E.inK – Umbrella/Balloons

New Eiffel: Hair: Dura – *+JENOVA’s+* & **Dura**(Black) | Coat: Aoharu – Leather Trench Coat Red | Tights: Sheer – Zebra Tights | Boots: Lassitude & Ennui – Flutter Raven* | Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Opal Lipcolor Persian Red | Pose: DARE – Field Flower

Both: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – classic – frozen silver (m) bright | Lashes: Redgrave -39- Luscious

*complimentary copies

Obligatory Elves Are Obligatory~

They’re everywhere! Santa hats, reindeer horns, candy canes, red lingerie, shiny lights… the grid turns into red and green for December. There’s a lot of hunts, events and just straightforward wonderful gifts by designers to make sure your avatar is appropriately dressed. I swear, you could make full 24 looks out of everything that is out at the moment, but here’s just three random yule girls~

And then Santa Roo will appear in the night and bring lots of noms to all the good little roolings…  Of course I had to take pictures with roos, too! I got height-appropriate lil table tree for them from LISP Bazaar, as well as the rug, gingerbread cookies and the couch. There’s a big xmas market going on for all your decorating needs. The house is by Kukuvaya from Project Themeory. I couldn’t resist its multitude of wonderfully decorated and shadowplay-workable windows. ❤

who apparently refuse to go to bed and insist waiting up for the mythical Santa Roo, of course. The adorable hood with the lil horns and birdy and whatnot is from DP Yumyum. It’s so not Sonya, but it was so adorable that I just had to have it. For the roos! Or something. It comes with a blonde hair or without a hair, so of course I added one of my black bobs (this one by LOQ Hair) to it and just modded it to fit. So much love for modable things, resizers really do not cut it for things like this. The pants are by League from the Four Corners Event. Shoes by Lassitude & Ennui, ring by .( bewildebeest )., face tattoo by White Widow (With Love, Again Hunt).

Checking who has been naughty or ohwait. This is SL. Do we -have- anyone who is anything but that? Definitely not in this Gothmasbread House by Urban Forge! It’s a prize in Gothmas by Gaslight Hunt and very fitting for anyone with a sweet tooth and a dark sense of humour. The outdoorsy elf has a hat & hair combo by Zeus (group gift), a mesh sweater by Loulou&Co (Christmas Hunt prize), skirt from the pile of presents in Sn@tch, tights by Aoharu and boots by MiaSnow.

The make-up is by M.O.C.K. Cosmetics, their prize in Gothmas by Gaslight Hunt. The coffee mug that the elfy is sharing with a squirrel is by Sweet Leonard & Needful Things, as is the sheep she is hiding behind her back in the first outdoorsy picture. The rings and the horns are also hunt prizes by them from  Where is… Hunt and Save the Animals Hunt. First outdoorsy pose by Striking Poses, the second by TeaSoup.

Anyone who makes a bad pun about tarts and Santa will get it in their face. The tart, I mean. The one on the bed. With strawberries.  This look is dedicated to Ely in defeat. She challenged me to find a sexy santa outfit of awesome and in the end I just put together things that weren’t really meant to be santa-ish at all. The body suit by {bilo} is awesome, though. It’s their Gothmas by Gaslight Hunt prize and I used it with the roos above as well, since it works perfectly as a modest top when need be! The foxy is by Ohmai from Collabor88. It’s gorgeous, it’s wonderfully textured, it looks like fur. Why, oh why are 90% of the fur-trimmed santa outfits in the grid still fullbright glowing time capsuled from 2006 style creations? Someone -please- make a current santa girl of awesome!

Fine, so it is a mistletoe on the bed, sue me. Now to wait for the Santa to arrive…  The bed is a gift from { Mole End } and the stocking and tart are from LISP Bazaar. You can catch a glimpse of stockings by Sn@tch and socks by Paradisis if you squint thataway. The hair is by Love Soul and the horniness is provided by Schadenfreude, one of their old gifts I had hoarded away. I kept Sonya’s default League-skin on in all the pictures, as well as the Redgrave lashes. I changed eye colour sometimes, but all the eyes are from Poetic Colors. (Psst, they have a sale going on at the moment, go shop!) The eye make-up is by Sorry.Asia and the luscious lipstick on the tart and the roo girl is by M.O.C.K. Cosmetics. First tart pose by Ploom, the second by Glitterati.

Enjoy your holidays, virtual and otherwise! ❤

Season of Hair

When I was brainstorming about seasons, which is the theme in the Hair Fair 2011 Flickr Contest I of course had the usual four seasons in mind. I wanted to make snow fairies and summer spirits, harvest maidens and spring fauns. While pondering I was busy cursing the Finnish summer for being too hot! Then it struck me. That’s the seasons as I know them: in the winter it’s too cold and in the summer it’s too hot and they sneak upon me like predators and always catch me wearing either too much or little!

As you can see, I ported back to Alirium Garden for this. I shoved Waka & Yuki’s adorable little black bob with a colour-change wool hat on Sonya’s head, dressed her in Aoharu’s poncho cardigan and even added mittens by VC Designs (from Zombie Popcorn Hunt). No wonder she gained a blush (by Exile) with all that wool. Pose is by TERHO from the time they were still Lazy Places. The glower she’s giving me for this avatar-torture is accidental and I’m sure very genuine.

Then I dressed her in a bikini and hopped on the winter side of Alirium Garden. I’m sure she appreciated the cooling off after all that wool in the sun! …she’s going to kill me, isn’t she? The hair is by LoQ Hairs, flowers by LaGyo and the rose ring by December. Pose is by Striking Poses. Skin is by League, eyes by Poetic Colors and lashes by Redgrave in both pictures.

Disclaimer: Hair Fair 2011 is not, I repeat NOT, open yet. It opens July 2nd.

Spring Shadows

The first week of every month is always such an inventory disaster in SL. All the new hunts and events begin and loots keep piling up! At the moment the big lagfest of a shopping spree is Culture Shock. I’ve managed to crawl through the lag a couple of times now, but no doubt I’ll return. Another squee-worthy thing is Where is… Hunt, which doesn’t seem to have a blog, but the starting point is in Cynful. Third thing I have to mention for this post is that LISP has set a little discount area where everything is 1-10L. Dollarbies were never this cute!

The top from Aoharu isn’t a part of any of those things, but I had to have it. Aoharu ❤ It really comes in two pieces, making it a longer tunic (or a short dress by SL standards), but I love the cropped top. The fruity necklace is by Sweet Leonard (Where is… Hunt) and the feathery hairdress is one of the older group gifts by Sweet Leonard & Needful Things. (Still available, though.) The frame with the birdy and eggs is from the above-mentioned LISP sale. Pose is by LAP.

Sonya is such a skirt-girl that I swear I’ve -bought- maybe three pairs of pants in all her SL life. Of course I’ve kept more than that from hunts and whatnot, but… still. I don’t know what it says that this pair of high-waisted flared floral pants by Peqe is one of the rare few. I just couldn’t resist the texture and it was the first thing that I yoinked from Culture Shock. I added the necklace top by LeeZu to it and it really doesn’t need anything else to be stunning. The fun feather-decorated bag hanging from the frame on the wall is another of old (still available) group gifts by Sweet Leonard & Needful Things. The noms on the table are sweet rice cakes wrapped in oak leaves, a freebie from Nonino-Zacca for Kodomo-no-hi, Children’s Day. The rest of the furniture is from that LISP sale. The skybox is by Zacca, an old hunt prize. Sonya’s wearing her usual League skin, Poetic Colors eyes and Redgrave lashes in all the pictures, as well as a fun bob by LOQ Hairs.

Zombie Killer

What’s a girl to do when Culture Shock keeps being full and the twitching begins? Simple. Go kill some zombies! The Zombie Killer Hunt just started and continues for most of May. It’s rather different from the regular hunts — you actually have to fight to get your slurl and hint list!

Port in to Grimly’s Bloodbath & Beyond Zombie Apocalypse, pick up a free HUD and weapons, equip them and off you go! If you’re as clueless as I am about HUD combat systems, worry not. It’s really very easy. Go to mouseview and left-click to shoot. If Sonya got through the ordeal without breaking a nail in her high heel biker boots, so can you! You can take your pick between handguns, a shotgun or a sword and if you actually run around killing zombies on regular basis, check out the sim’s rules about accepted weapons and weapon systems. The quest begins by locating Edward who is standing in the middle of the parking lot and clicking him to get the quest to find his wallet. Then you go to a graveyard (in the background in the pictures) and begin the zombie extermination. When you see a wallet dropping, go near it or walk over it, it’s not a buyable or clickable object. Your HUD will react to it and there’s also a sound effect. Then back to Edward to get the slurl and hint list for the first 50 shops. I haven’t yet gone through them, but at that point there’ll be more zombie killing!

I haven’t yet sorted the prizes I got so far, so nothing except the guns are from the hunt. This is how I dressed up to go and hunt! I love that leather jacket by Aoharu so much. ❤ Fishnet bodysuit that I use as a top and the gloves are by Sn@tch. The jeans are by Sweetest Goodbye and I added fishnet tights by Bad Juju under them. Skull buckle collar is by Dreams, hair by Lamb, belt by Loulou&Co, make-up a mix between the layer by Adore&Abhor and lashes by Redgrave. The biker boots with heels are by Redgrave, too, although they’re not that visible. I fully intended to have kick-ass boot pictures, but SL threw an invisi-prim tantrum at me, so I just gave up and cropped. Skin by League and the poses by Niqotine Poses.

PS. Since the zombie killing efficiency is very scripty deal, prune down your scripts!

The Evolution of Sonya

It’s Sonya’s rez day today! She logged onto the grid as a clueless newbie on April 19th, 2008. There’s been breaks from SL during that time — usually to give a new mmorpg a go — but somehow I always seem to return and find new things to squee about. Everything changes so fast and on the other hand, some things never do. Enough familiarity to return to, but enough novelty to intrigue.

I originally compiled these pictures for The Evolution of an Avatar thread in the SLUniverse Forums, but decided to wait with blogging them until now. They were so perfect for a rez day post.

This pretty much covers the first half a year, easily. The small top one on the left is the very first picture I took. Behold the noobness! I was roleplaying in a Vampire: the Requiem game at the time, so white skin was the obvious choice. When the game ended and I stuck around on the grid, I gradually shifted into an ooc-avatar with a human skin from the same maker (Bodies by Oh!).

I found Sky Everett and became addicted to the hairs. (The top right one is Curious Kitties, though.) I also found Evie’s Closet and added her fantasy outfits into my growing addiction list. I learned to use colours! Gothic colours, I admit, but colours nevertheless. This skin carried me from late 2008 to December 2009, after which I felt like I wanted to update it somehow…

Which I did when I found this skin by Djinn & Tonic. My SL style began mixing vintage and rock moments into the fantasy and goth. I also found bobs by various makers — Lamb’s top left and LOQ Hairs’ bottom left. LeeZu, Miamai and Aoharu got their shares of squees as well as Mandala, who continues to kill me with jewelgasms. The lotus chain bracelet combos are probably the most worn piece of jewelry I’ve worn, ever.

When the tattoo make-up layers became widely available, I began twitching about wanting a skin with less make-up. It took actually months of searching and eventually waiting before the skin I wanted was released. I bought League’s Sia almost precisely a month ago and it still astonishes me with its quality.

I thought that I’d wear more make-up with it even on daily basis, but instead I’m actually really happy with the fresher look. Combined with the bobs that are these days my favorite, it feels like Sonya has grown up.

Picture 1, Bodies by Oh! skin in white: (too long ago for proper credits, but let’s see what I remember) Hairs by Cake, Random and Gurl6 (top left, top right, bottom). Top right: ankh choker by Bastchild, stockings by LaPointe, hand jewelry Celtic Myst, no idea of the rest. Bottom: fur shawl thing by Crave, ankle pearls by Bonita’s and the couch by Relic! …yeah, no idea of the rest.

Picture 2, Bodies by Oh! skin in human pale: Top left: dress by Mimikri, gloves by Atsuki Kayo, pearls by Ztique, rose hat by G Field. Top right: dress & gloves by Discord, jewelry by Perturb/ation. Bottom left: outfit by Cynful. Bottom right: dress by Evie’s Closet, boots by J’s. All the hairs are by Sky Everett except the top right from Curious Kitties.

Picture 3, Djinn & Tonic skin: Top left: hair by Lamb, dress by Miamai, jewelry by Mandala. Top right: hair by Sky Everett, dress by Rotten Toe. Bottom left: hair by LOQ, roses by Sn@tch, fur coat by Aoharu. Bottom right: hair by Sky Everett, jacket & tights by LeeZu, mini skirt by League, hand jewelry by Mandala.

Picture 4, League skin: Hair by Waka & Yuki, eyes by Poetic Colors, dress by Miamai, hand jewelry by Mandala, butterflies with the pose by Lauria, orient express skybox by Blue Sky.

Catching Up With Colours~

A year full of colours, perfect excuse to dig into your inventory and play dress-up, different colour every week. That’s more or less the nutshell of LunaJubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge. She lists a new colour every week. I didn’t even know there were 52 colours, yegads. My colour perception is practically male: light brown, dark brown, what’s the difference? Fortunately she provides a colour sample every time so I can try and match that! And hey, it’ll be randomly educational, too! Not to mention fun. ^_^

It’s week fifteen of the challenge now, which meant I had fifteen looks to cover. To make the post less picture spammy I actually used a photo studio and then just snip-copy-pasted three in one. Since I was lacking in my usual environment creation fun, I challenged myself in another way: matched the styles of the colours per picture. Can’t make it too easy on myself, right?

The first three colours — grey, blue and goldenrod — turned out to be manga-ish school girl characters. Although I think Miss Blue might be a teacher. I started with flailing about if I’d find anything in goldenrod, going ‘That’s a colour? O.o’ a lot until I finally located that shirt. It called for school girlness, so Miss Grey and Miss Blue just had to live with it. All of their poses are from Ks2cool.

Grey: skin – Frick, eyes – Kosh, hair & scarf – Curious Kitties, tattoo – Moloko, gloves & top – The Loony Bin, leggings – Aoharu, lip piercing – Virtual Insanity, armlet – Zenith Fashion, coffin purse – DV8, belt – Gauze

Blue: skin – M.O.C.K. Cosmetics, eyes – Umedama Holic, hair – Wasabi Pills, dress – Miamai, tattoo – Schadenfreude, stockings & garters – Vinyl Cafe, butterflies – Minajunk, bird ring – KUE!

Goldenrod: skin – Imabee, hair – Red Queen, eyes – Poetic Colors, top – Paradisis, skirt & gloves – League, boom box – katat0nik, aether headphones – Belle Belle, socks – Rotten Toe

Plum was another tricksy one until I did a search for it and found this exact colour sample match hair from my anime hairs folder! Much rejoicing. ^_^ Then I poked around in my lolita folder and found a dress with exact same hue whales on it. Obviously Miss Sepia and Miss Yellow weren’t that difficult to dress up once I had the lolita style decided.

Plum: skin – Violent Seduction, eyes – Rita Eyes, hair – Little Heaven, dress & tattoos – katat0nik, necklace – Pink Fuel, pose – Lazy Places

Sepia: skin – Imabee, eyes – Sn@tch, hair – Curious Kitties, monocle – E&D Engineering, orchid – Orquidea, collar – Steam Powered Nuts, Inc., dress – Frick, pose – Estetica

Yellow: skin – Pink Fuel, eyes – Glam Affair, hair – Fatal Error, dress – Dilly Dolls, tattoo – Curious Kitties, cyber arm implants – Fatal Error, pose – Melancholia Lilliehook

Cerise was one of those ‘This is a colour? Yegads, it’s dark pink!’ moments. I did a search for ‘pink’ and tried everything on and much to my surprise found this vintage lingerie -and- shoes in exact colour sample tone! Who knew~ Miss Green and Miss Silver got to wear lingerie just to match lil Miss Cerise. You can’t really see the shoes on Miss Green and Miss Silver that well, but all three are wearing Grim Bros’s fantastic curlique filled wonders. There’s just something so delicate, decadent and debaucherous in those details. And other d-words.

Cerise: skin – Frick, eyes – Kosh, hair – BettiePage Voyager, lingerie – Dominion Fashon District (creator: pisi Ruby), shoes – Grim Bros, stockings – Lapointe, gloves – Sn@tch, pose – Natasha Martov

Green: skin – Heartsick, eyes – Plastik, hair – Sky Everett, jewelry – Ganked, lingerie – Style by Kira, stockings – Dilly Dolls, gloves – The Black Canary, pose – Niqotine Poses

Silver: skin – Frick, eyes – Kosh, hair – lamb, nightie – A&A Fashion, shoes – Grim Bros, jewelry – Mandala, pose – CnS E-motion

Two browns in one picture! I divided them in order and when I realized that I’d have two separate browns in this one, I just knew it’d be steampunk. I mean… my inventory is sort of black, black, black, red, black, blue, black, green, lots of browns in the steampunk folder! black. I am so miffed I couldn’t use hya-blue (Silent Sparrow) for the middle girl, but I just could not match it to the colour sample with good conscience. Fortunately I had Sparrow in sienna!

Sienna: skin – Frick, eyes – Plastik, hair – Waka & Yuki, dress – Silent Sparrow, goggles – Belle Belle, steampunk headset – Londinium Gearworks, hat – Illusions, pose – Olive Juice

Indigo: skin – Frick, hair – Waka & Yuki, eyes – Mynerva, hat – Perturb/ation, gloves – Atsuki Kayo, necklace – Mariposa, dress – Evie’s Closet, pose – Niqotine Poses

Taupe: skin – Sn@tch, make-up – Frick, eyes – Plastik, hair – Waka & Yuki, gloves, skirt & stockings – League, top & necklace – Sn@tch, pose – LAP

When I realized my last picture had emerald, black and red I more or less squeed. …and then I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make a fantasy picture or a ballet picture. So I made both! It’s like a joke: ‘A dryad, a drow and a demon walk into a ballet class…’ Obviously the demon is more interested in inviting others to dance and the drow claims she can’t dance without daggers, it’s apparently a part of her cultural heritage. The dryad was at least somewhat happy~

Emerald: skin – Sn@tch, eyes – Plastik, hair – Curious Kitties, dress – DV8, necklace – Fallen Gods Inc, pose – EverGlow

Black: skin – Ho Wear, eyes – Kosh, hair – Exxess Designs, dress – Mocha, ears – Illusions, necklace – Deviance, lip spider – EarthStones, knives – ODB, pose – Niqotine Poses

Red: skin – Red Queen, hair – Deviant Kitties, eyes – Plastik, tattoos – Fallen Gods Inc, dress – Evie’s Closet, horns – Trap, jewelry – Mandala, lip piercing – Nightshade, pose – Niqotine Poses

Whew. Next week I’ll start blogging colours one per week like everyone else… guess I have to come up with something else for extra challenge… maybe to match furniture or other props, too…

Winters Make Me Blue~

I’m back! Well, sort of. I still spend plenty of time running about as a catgirl in Final Fantasy XIV, but SL called me back as it tends to do… and so I’ve spent a lot of hours sorting my inventory that still had unsorted Twisted and Steam Hunts from the autumn, not to mention all the group gifts and other must-pick-ups that had piled up during all this time. It’ll be a while before all that’s sorted, and then I should go through a lot of old stuff still… one of the reasons why sorting never ends in SL is that all the wonderful content creators get better and better all the time and what was high-end awesome a year ago is very likely trash material today. *sighs*

But anyways, here’s my favorite wintry finds!

Winters Make Me BlueThis candycane skin by Heartsick (xmas freebie) has absolutely stolen my heart and I’m seriously considering if not picking it as Sonya’s new default skin, at least going shopping there to see what I can find. The blue, blue eyes are the latest freebie from Poetic Colors. The hair is a subscribo-gift from Amacci and absolutely adorable with the colour-change cap. It’s also called Sonya, so naturally I decided it was a sign for a more fresh, cutesy look. The earrings are from Kosh, a part of their Hibernation jewelry line that I adore — black wintry-bare tree against grey background. No, not free, but definitely affordable. The coat is also not free, but I had to have it. I get this whole Nordic mood sometimes, can’t help it. Fortunately Aoharu delivers for those moods in fantastic quality.

On hunt news, the Seasons Hunt has started and will last until 29th of January. I picked up this skybox with snowing windows from Concrete Flowers and the Winter Words Sofa from LISP Bazaar.

Shameless Plug for Niceness~

I love lucky chairs. Who wouldn’t? If there’s things I’d wear — and I am horribly picky, I admit this — I often stand in front of one for hours while handling other things at the same time, leaving just the chair bit and the chatbox visible on the screen. Yesterday Athelia had informed me of the too-good-to-be-true freebie bangles and after I had picked them up and hit the shop’s subscribo, I looked around, blinked at the awesomeness and quality and set myself in front of the lucky chair while handling the bunny records.

Then, out of the blue, the shop’s owner IMs me and asks if I’m after something specific in the lucky chair. I had barely looked since I knew by the general quality of the store that whatever I’d manage to get would be great. I quickly checked what the chair had eaten and mentioned something that sounded cute. She gave me a fatpack of them. I blinked and boggled and tried to recover and we chatted on. While we talked, she gave me several more things out of the blue. She said that to some it might seem like a bad business move to give out freebies like that, but she thinks it’s all fine and good if people see other people wearing her jewelry.

I am still so shocked (in a good way) by this that I decided that instead of only wearing her jewelry — which I so will, squee! — I shall make a blog post about the pretties. Not only because they are awesome, but because niceness should be rewarded and encouraged and there is never enough of it in the world. ❤

The shop is called Mariposa and here are some of my favorites…

This set of necklace, bracelet and earrings is very summery and can also be worn with more native looks.  I make various fantasy / historical looks all the time, these things are important! The necklace came with both chest and spine attach versions and immediately sat well without zillion twists and turns in edit mode. Too many necklaces are made for shoulders so wide that no matter how you set it, there’s extra space. This was just perfect at one go.

None of my girl bunnies were awake for a casual jewelry picture and thus poor Frappe had to pose. He’s trying to hide his horror, but his ears were twitching. The dress is from Salire and if you’ve never visited, I warmly recommend. Cutesy little dresses in ridiculous low prices. Hair Sky Everett, skin Djinn & Tonic, eyes Poetic Colors.

This is the fatpack of jewelry (plus bracelet that is not in the picture). Oh so many different gems and colours in either bronze or silver. I used to wear a necklace like this in red in RL a lot at one point in my life and I squeed when I unpacked all of this, I assure you. The silver-blue combo will become a staple. *nods* Just wanted to show the bronze-orange one because it matched the background so well. Hair is from Waka & Yuki (old lucky board), eyes from Poetic Colors and for once the Djinn & Tonic skin is without the lipstick!

I have to show the too-good-to-be-true freebie bangles as well, right? They are awesome and spiky and punksy. Thus I couldn’t really take casual shots out of them either. …and as I was building a look around them, I sort of went overboard. You know how I am. *grins*

Awesome freebie bangles are awesome, hmm? Oh, and the lip piercing is from the lucky chair! Hair is from eXceSs (Hybrid Hunt gift, going on until 1st July), skin from Red Queen, eyes from Urban Dare and the vest from Aoharu. Pose by Niqotine (closed down).

There are also more girlier pretty freebies, but these were simply breathtaking in the awesome level. Now go and visit, check out the rest of the things and enjoy the shinies!