Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Brielle & The Christmas Trees

This is the Christmas tree post!  I love a quiet Christmas morning, sitting here with the cat, drinking my first cup of coffee, playing with my SL photos.  This year, I bought myself a present of some beautiful new hair from a little shop called Cheveux, which may be a new favorite for me.  This stuff moves like hair should, much like my D!VA hair--take THAT mesh hair!  Cheveux has some very nice & bouncy long styles that were very tempting, but, alas, most do not show my earrings, so it's the up-do's for me.  This style feels a bit retro, so I've dressed for the occasion.

I'm also wearing the Brielle necklace & earrings from ELEMENTAL, a simply elegant design with a teardrop stone and pearl.  The top photo shows the Greens set, with this pretty Tsavorite stone--also includes lime green Jasper, and aqua Rutilated Quartz.  Shown above is the Neutrals set in Amber--also Snowflake Obsidian and Moonstone.  The Reds set is shown below in Ruby--also pink Jasper and orange Jasper.  The Blues set (not shown) includes Turquoise, Blue Moonstone, and Azurite.

Well, the turkey is in the oven, the stockings are filled, and it's time to get back to rl before the creatures begin to stir.  Here's hoping that you all have a very merry holiday, both in sl and rl!  Merry Christmas!

I'm wearing:
Jewelry:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Brielle Necklace & Earrings.  Texture changing with 5 metals, 3 stones, & 3 pearl shades in each color set.  Color sets include Blues, Greens, Reds, & Neutrals. 
Skin:  League--Jen skin in pales.  Purchased full price.
Hair:  Cheveux--F039 in browns.  Purchased full price.
Eyes:  Mayfly--Liquid Light Mesh Eyes in Forest Green.  Purchased on sale.
Green Dress:  Liv-Glam--On Silent Wings dress.  Purchased on sale.
Gold Dress:  PurpleMoon--Sandy Dress in gold.  Purchased on sale.
Red Dress:  Sascha's--Miss Sixty Scarlet.  Purchased on sale.
Red Shoes:  Gos--Pimp Your Pumps V2--texture changing.  Purchased full price.
Locations:  Top 2--Small Town Green.  Bottom 2--ELEMENTAL JEWELRY mainshop.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Isabella On Ice

 So, my friend Tucker put up a lovely ice rink this year, and I've been having a great time there.  One evening, we had a skating parting--what a blast!  But, I've been spending time there by myself, just twirling on the ice and listening to Christmas music.  I'm amazed how much time passes while I'm skating--it's just so relaxing.  My rl hubby bought me a fantastic skating AO, so I've been doing some rather impressive spins and jumps.  Of course, I had to pick up some skating attire--you can't skate in just any old thing.  lol.  I only wish I could skate like that in rl.

 And, of course, I'm showing off some new jewelry--I have to say that I really like this new set, and it's just perfect to make you feel like a princess on ice.  This is the new Isabella set from ELEMENTAL.  Each color set has a necklace, earrings, rings...and a TIARA, but you can choose only the pieces you like.  In the top photo, I have on the BLUES set, which includes this lovely amethyst, plus aquamarine, and the lapis lazuli shown in the photo below.  The second photo, above, shows the GREENS set, which includes this jade as well as a dark maw sit sit, and a green turquoise.  And, then, there is a REDS set (not shown), which includes ruby, carnelian, and red coral.  The ornate metal work also changes texture--you can choose dark gold, bright gold, silver, dark silver, or copper. 

Well, it's back to the rink for me.  There's not much going on in sl right now, and I'm sure that means that everyone is having a great holiday.  Traveling, cooking, polishing things in preparation for visitors.  I know that's what I've been up to.  But, I think I'll take one more twirl before I get back to work.  Have a good one!

I'm wearing:
Jewelry:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Isabella Necklace, Earrings & Rings, and Tiara.  Texture changing in Blues, Greens, Reds. 
Hair:  D!VA Hair--Nayomi in black amber.  Purchased full price.
Skin:  League--Jen in pales.  Purchased full price.
Eyes:  Mayfly Eyes--Liquid Light Mesh eyes in forest green.  Purchased on sale.  (However, I do believe that the forest green eyes are the current group gift!!)
Wings:  Seven's Selections--Iridescent Light Wings.  Purchased a long, long time ago, full price.
Skates:  V Style--SKha V.3 skates--purchased for 30L on Marketplace.
Skating AO:  KAMI-HITOE--Purchased full price.  Comes with a nice looking pair of skates.
Purple Dress:  G-Field--Stella cocktail dress in lilac.  Purchased full price.
Green Dress:  Evie's Closet--Damselfly in meadow.  Purchased full price.
Blue Dress:  G-Field--Helen cocktail dress in blue.  Purchased full price.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Longing For Lost Things

 I don't enjoy winter, and I refuse to wear a heavy winter coat.  I mean, you can't see your necklace, right?  But, I saw this beautiful winter sim, Dawn of Radiance, on  Ziki's Blog and Strawberry Singh's blog and just had to play copycat.  Above, I am a water goddess floating on an icy lake--at least, that's what I was imagining (insert giggle here).  I am wearing new jewelry from ELEMENTAL, the Galena jewelry.  I've been feeling like wearing long, flowing dresses and visiting fantasy sims, so I've dragged out some of my favorite things.  All of the dresses seen in this post are from Kouse's Sanctum, which closed earlier this year, but was always one of my favorites.  I don't like long dresses made of mesh--they just don't flow.  I miss Kouse, and I just don't understand why everything has to be mesh.  It just doesn't work well for some things.  (Although I am going through the painful process of learning to make my own mesh.  That, and my busy rl are why you haven't heard much from me recently.  And there it is--my excuse for no posts in November.)

 My hair is an old one from Truth Hair, and I am going to whine just a bit more.  As you may well know, Truth has always been my favorite.  Sadly, I can no longer say that.  Since Truth switched to mesh, the hair is like wearing a helmet--no realistic movement.  And, worse, my Truth mesh hair vanishes when I move my camera out normal walking distance, leaving me mostly bald.  And, it's not just me....I've had people tell me that I'm bald.  We can't have that!  I've asked for advice for adjusting settings (the reference in the Truth info card appears to no longer exist), and will post the info if I ever receive a reply.  In the meantime, I will just keep wearing my old Truth hair.  Too bad Truth doesn't make the old ones available on Marketplace.  (That's a hint.  Will someone with influence pass it along?)

Well, enough longing for lost things.  There are, indeed, some new and wondrous things to be had.  Pop over to ELEMENTAL and take a closer look at the Galena jewelry.  You will find 3 sets from which to choose.  Each set is texture changing with 5 metals and 3 stones.  Set 1 includes Red Jasper (bottom photo), peacock Chrysocolla, and Spiderweb Obsidian.  Set 2--Pink Opal, a lighter Chrysocolla (middle photo), and a yellowish Amber.  Set 3--Purple Agate, Chrysoprase, and Lapis (top photo).  The hairband works with lots of hairstyles, but you will need to adjust placement and sizing. 

I'm wearing:
Jewelry:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Galena necklace, earrings, bracelets, and hairband. 
Skin:  League--Jen skin in pales.  Purchased full price.
Hair:  Truth Hair--Trinity in dark browns.  Purchased full price some time ago.
Eyes:  Mayfly Eyes--Liquid Light Mesh Eyes--tropical blue.  Purchased, probably on sale.
Dresses:  Kouse's Sanctum--I won't go into detail because they are no longer available, but I purchased the top 2 full price, and the red dress was a group gift.
Location:  Dawn of Radiance sim.  Please see the links to Ziki's and Berry's blogs for better photos of the actual sim and slurls.  And, by all means, go have a look around.