Appreciation…

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I had planned to do a post on an absolutely gorgeous dress I purchased at Zaara, but since I have this photo ready right now I thought I’d go ahead and post this first.  I haven’t worn system layers in quite some time.  Today, I was bumming around my house (low on Lindens, as usual) and I got a group notice from Sweet Distractions saying that anybody who came to the store before 5 pm SLT would get to pick out one free item.  Like I said, I typically stick with mesh, but I saw this little polka dot swimsuit, and I felt a little nostalgic…. Thank you to Tocy at Sweet Distractions for my new bikini.  I haven’t worn a swimsuit in ages, and it inspired me to actually get a little blogging done tonight.  You can’t go wrong with that!

So, with my new swimsuit on and the necklace (that I had been wearing with the dress) from Zaara, I started bouncing around the grid looking for a place to take a picture.  I found the Cave Rua Water Gardens and decided to try out the mirror water tutorial by Strawberry Singh (f0r the first time…).  I am fairly happy with the way the picture turned out, but I also look forward to the next one being better.  So…thanks also to Strawberry Singh

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Photograph taken by Lizzy Yexil at Cave Rua Water Gardens.

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Busy bee…

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It’s been several days since I posted, and I’m sorry about that.  Things have been a bit busy in RL, plus I’ve been low on Lindens and uninspired.  On top of that, It seems like every time I go to take pictures I fall asleep at the computer.  Anyway, I’ll try to get more posts out back to back over the next few days after the shopping spree I’ve just been on.  Yes……it was obscene.

I made the rounds today to the usuals…coldLogic for the dress, Slink for the shoes, Earthstones for the jewelry, Izzie’s for the makeup.  My hair today is the Vibrato hair from LeLutka.  I’ve never owned hair from LeLutka before even though I’ve seen the ‘dos on all the SL fashion blogs.  I just haven’t been moved to go there for hair, but today I gave it a shot.  I’m pleased with the result.

By the way, you aren’t mistaken if you think I look a bit different shape-wise.  I’ve also been tweaking my shape for the last few days.  I only made slight changes to my face, but I am much taller now.  I didn’t like how short I was coming up in photos.  I’ve only been using this shape for about a month, so it’s still experimental.  I had used my old shape for almost the entirety of my time in Second Life, and I just wanted a change.

Sorry for the lazy editing job on the closeup.  We’ve got some weird weather here and I want to get this post done before any bad storms hit.
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I’m wearing:

  • Hair ~ Vibrato (Light Blondes) by LeLutka
  • Lips ~ Geanna Lip Gloss in Melon by Izzie’s
  • Eyeshadow ~ Glitter Eye Makeup in Lemon by Izzie’s
  • Necklace ~ Faye Crystal Necklace in Smokey Topaz by Earthstones
  • Dress ~ Newbury in Lemon by coldLogic
  • Shoes ~ Vintage 2-Strap Pumps in Canary by Slink

Photos taken at Image Essentials by Lizzy Yexil.

“We thought you were Alice.”

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I made a skin switch.  I updated my Slink feet to use the avatar enhancements, but the skin that I use most often doesn’t have a HUD out for them yet.  In fact, I didn’t have any recent skins from any of the places listed on the Slink Avatar Enhancement System Customer Information page.  So….I just picked a link at random and went to Izzie’s.  Shown is Izzie’s Geanna skin in Sunkissed.  I wish I had found Izzie’s sooner.  I feel so sweet and adorable in this skin.  Now I can stop fussing over tinting my mesh feet.  I was on a bit of a budget after the skin purchase, so I slipped on the Aussie Thongs in White that I bought a couple of weeks ago.

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I hadn’t really had a chance to check out the new items at Collabor88 this month, so I went over there to check things out.  I simply grabbed the first dress that rezzed for me, which happened to be this Mesh Tentacle Dress in Acid Lake by The Sea Hole.  I knew I wanted this dress before I went there…I just didn’t know which color.  I love how clean and flawless this dress is.  Some mesh is just….crap, so it’s always nice to find mesh pieces created with care down to the teensy details.

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The photos featured here were taken at Bubbles in Wonderland.  I was in GIMP with SL running, and upon coming back to SL, I found these two hovering around me.  I said, “Hello,” and the female av said, “We thought you were Alice.”  o.O   ….ANYWAY, I told them I was taking photos and they offered to be in a picture with me.

I’m wearing:

  • Skin ~ Geanna Skin in Sunkissed by Izzie’s
  • Hair ~ Ichigo Mesh Hair in Wild Honey by Wasabi Pills
  • Dress ~ Mesh Tentacle Dress in Acid Lake by The Sea Hole @ Collabor88
  • Feet ~ Avatar Enhancement Flat Feet by Slink tinted with Izzie’s Feet Applier HUD
  • Sandals ~ Aussie Thongs in White by Slink
  • Jewelry ~ Classic Pearls in Golden by Lazuri (Free)

Photographs by Lizzy Yexil on location at Bubbles in Wonderland.

Nice to meet you…

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It’s 3:26 am (CST), and here I am.  I had the pleasure of visiting Indie Rose today for the first time, which is where I purchased this little Amelia Peplum mesh dress.  I’m always thrilled to find new (to me) mesh shops, and I will definitely shop there again.

I’m short on words tonight (tired).  Nighty night!

I’m wearing:

Poses by Marukin and Diesel Works (@Collabor88)

Starting somewhere

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Well, I’m blogging. I have decided after playing dress up, taking building classes, and just hanging around Second Life for a few years now to go ahead and blog about it. I’m obviously no pioneer (there are tons of SL blogs out there), but I thought it might be good to do something slightly constructive with all the hours spent in Second Life, so here I am.

This is the pixelated me, Lizzy Yexil, at the Neva River sim in Second Life. The sim is open to the public through March 29th from what I’ve heard, so if you haven’t visited yet and sightseeing is something you enjoy, I suggest you go check it out.

I love my new skin.  I haven’t ventured much when it comes to buying skins, so I usually just return to the same few places when I need a change (particularly LAQ and Belleza).  I stopped by the Skin Fair: 2013 just to see what else was out there.  After getting ejected three or four times for being a lag monster, I was pleasantly surprised to find a skin that I love from a place I had never shopped before.  The Astrali skin in Plute from The Plastik really surprised me and it’s a refreshing change.  I actually altered my shape drastically after getting the Astrali skin because it inspired me to revamp my look, but it would have worked with either shape.  I just wanted something a little sleeker.

Fresh blog, fresh av, fresh start.

I’m wearing:

  • Skin ~ Astrali Skin (Basic) – Plute-Shadow by The Plastik
  • Eyes ~ Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Spring Night) by Mayfly
  • Lashes ~ Lush by Hush
  • Hair ~ Collide:Mahogany (Light Browns) by Exile
  • Nails ~ #P000 Basic Prim Nails Brown07 (Size 10) by Candy Nail
  • Dress ~ Moffet – Cream (Size S) by ColdLogic
  • Shoes ~ Westerly Booties – Collection (Color Changer HUD) by Hucci
  • Bracelet and Earrings ~ Bali Crescent Bracelet and Jewelry Set by Earthstones