Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Lovin'... Depraved Style

Flique loved the summer. No more short days. No more long nights, shivering, nothing to do and nowhere to go in the chill of winter. The sun was out, the music was playing, Madonna's "Material Girl" and "True Blue" making the air quiver. The city's toes were all tapping, it was time to hit the streets. As she slipped on her retro cameo ring, and punk spiked cuff, she checked out her reflection in the mirror and posed. The perfect mix of sweetness and edge.

She heard the valves  being loosened on water hydrants, spraying cool water through the air, laughing voices, squealing with excitement added to the beat. Checking the blade in the strap on her thigh, Flique pulled on her high-tops and ran outside. Dancing along the road, she squeaked as a spray of water was sent her way by those playing in the sun, holding her blazer up high out of the way, she winked at them, turned to head off, all ready for the evening parties, she had to look good!
The day after dawned as bright and sunny as the one before... Flique's head hurt. The music and the pink champagne had carried her through the night, and back home, glimpses and flashes of memory, of the girls and the boys, all that sultry heat. Only one cure for this, she had to head to the beach. Slipping in to her cut off jean shorts, folding the turn-ups just so, she pulled the new top from her crammed wardrobe, its summer florals on black matching her mood, sunny, with darkness below. Throwing all she would need into her favourite bag, and slinging that over her shoulder, she took off for the beach. The salt air, and the sensation of warm sand between her toes made her feel alive. Soft strains of music wafted over the dunes, weaving between the palm trees, her favourite song. Time to go find who was playing it, and see if they had any sun lotion to share...

DSL 7 The Depraved Summer Love Hunt is on! To me, a lot of the items had a distinct 80's feel to them, which led to all the Madonna... These are some of my favourite items from the stores. As ever, each hunt item is free to buy, this time around there are 70 stores from the Depraved Nation taking part. The hunt runs until July 15th, so you have some time to get looking!
List of SLurls and info
Starting point @ Razorblade Jacket

Street Party Images
Skin:  :::Shiva:::fairy-love hunt.  
This is a really nice skin, looks very youthful, it has built in tan lines, as though from a skimpy bikini. It also has the word 'love' pale on one cheek, as you can just about see in the first image.
Eyes : *Birth* Hypnotic Eyes - Aztec_Velvet (normal_large)
Beautiful large iris in these eyes, tonally, they work well with this skin.
Dress : [AB] Abricot Dress.
Very pale flowers cover the dress, and the skirt flares out nicely, many layers of 'net' so moves fluidly. I had a script stack error on wearing it - but deleting the resizer script fixed that.
Blazer : :::LP::: Calypso Blazer
Mesh blazer, comes in 5 sizes, from XS to XL. 80's preppy edge. Went so well with the dress!
Shoes : ::Duh!:: My Gear High Tops Black
So 80's I'm getting flashbacks, though mine RL had luminous green piping. Love these.
Cuff : .::PiCHi::. STUDDED LOVE BRACELET  [salmon]
Punky and pretty - gift contains one for each arm.
Ring: ...:::Scrub:::... DP Cameo Ring
Pretty cat cameo, again gift contains one for right and left hand.
Leg strap : dl:: In Time Legband
Not wearing a blade feels wrong, with any oufit, so this works perfectly, and has a nice steampunky twist with little clock dials.

Beach Images
Eyes : REPULSE - Scabbed Eyes (Red Sclera)
Sounds gross, looks pretty. Perfect for a hung over or darker themed look.
Makeup : ~.:.Hysteria.:.~ Red passion
Beautiful shading, perfect with the eyes.
Top : KIM-DSL Hunt  Top J.L Red Rose
Lovely cut, pretty patterned fabric, gift comes in four versions, with the roses in Red, Pink, Yellow or Blue.
Shorts: 22769 ~ [femme] hotpants peace
Cute and well shaped Mesh jean cut offs, gift contains sizes from XXS to L.
Nails : Adoness Princess Mia Nails - Pink
Long nails in pale pink, adorned with silvered embellishments.
Bag : : S u g a r : I'd <3 to Chat.  But I Really Mustache Bag [Mesh]
This, made me laugh. Actually laugh. I'm thinking of making one RL. Love it.

Hair used in pics is not from the hunt.
Street Party Hair : (r)M ~ Hair No.25 ~ Dark Cherry  (Brown Amber)
Beach Hair : (r)M ~ Hair No.25 ~ Blue Black  (Pink)
(The hummingbird was a happy co-incidence on the sim I was in!)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


From way back when in 2007, I've always liked to look for the best freebies or at least reasonably priced things I could find. From trawling 'yard sales' and freebie warehouses in ye olden days, to the wonder of having more group slots, and from there, more options to link to favourite stores, and their often generous owners gifts. Now, I have my favourite stores groups - sadly 42 slots still aint enough - and as previous posts have shown, I do love a hunt to get new things! A friend had been a member of the Menstuff group for a long while, doing their hunt, and getting things from their 'lounge' of gifts. I actually have pics of him ready for a different post, and after contemplating adding them in here, I won't, it can wait a few days. I digress. After seeing what he'd got, I was convinced to join the Womenstuff group, and see what I could get for myself.  The group is free to join, I was expecting a charge, but there is none. The Lounge of gifts is for group members only, and there are lots, I mean LOTS of gifts. If I remember rightly the grid of gift boxes is 13 x 13, and most slots contain a gift. Everything from hair, skin, shapes to clothes, shoes and jewelery.
Rather than bombard with a mass of items, today I'll focus on three skins, a shape, tattoo and shoes. Oh, and a pose. Still a bit of a mass I agree...


From left to right, we have  ::Modish:: Windy Goth Fair, The Skin You're In Dena Almond Honey 25 Rose Body 3 and ::EM::Vicky Bronze Pink JB. 
Shape is *Ultra Shape* - Gift for female 02
Tattoo is .+*+. Kamiri .+*+. Vines Flower Tattoo.
The pose is Pics n Poses-F-Toe-15-. 
The shoes are .::Energie::.  Sneaker  heels White.

skinz faces

When looking at skins, there are a few places I focus on to see the quality, to decide if it's something I would want to wear. Face is a given of course, I also look for shading and muscletone on the body, and importantly, the quality of the nails. While I often wear prim nails, sometimes it's not possible, especially with the loss of multi attach points on some viewers. When I can't wear them, and I'm already wearing a glove layer and tattoo for other effects, I'd rather not have ugly white tips on the ends of my fingers. All these skins are really excellent for that, some of the best quality texture of nails I've seen actually, which is amazing considering they are free.

The link to the Womenstuff website is included below, and you can find the group to join from there, or in-world. It is a notice heavy group, with news from stores affiliated to the group about sales, discounted items, special gifts etc coming several times per day.

Included in pics, but not from Womenstuff:
Closeup pose : From the Glitterati Headshots range of poses.
Hair : Maitreya Piper II - Crayon
Pasties : *League* Duct Tape

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dance with demons

The club was the most popular one in the town. People came from all over the country just to have a look at it. Of course most of them had no chance to get past the doorman. Often there was somebody screaming in anger and this was one of the reasons for the existance of the club. Humans were so entertaining when they were angry. And eventhe recation of those who were allowed to go into the club were delicious. The club had been founded by Sabitha. Some called her the queen of the night. Her crown was famous and rumors that it wouldn't be a crown but horns triggered even more interest. She herself mainly loved pink and the feeling of souls falling around her.
Pink demon
The Inferno Horns from Wasabi Pills are available for a long time. But its rare to see them in other colours than the dark tones. There are actually 12 textures to choose with the help of a script inbuilt into the horns. A nice addition is the possibility to choose how much grey should be added. The texture used for the horns on the picture is the neon pink one. The unrigged mesh hair also comes from Wasabi Pills. The version on the picture has only been available for a limited time but it is of course still available in the normal Wasabi Pills colours. The whole outfit is kept in pink. The dress with the jacket are made of mesh and come from 22769. It is available in the standart sizes. The textures used are very pretty especially the ones on the jacket make one imagine how the fabric would feel in reality. The combination of the jacket and the dress cause that the outfit looks elegant although the dress is pretty short.  It could go well at an elegant party or at an evening at the beach. There are also other colours available. Currently the outfits are sold at the ArisAris Summer Fashion Festival. The pink clutch is also an item from 22769 but not available in this colour anymore.
A demon would be nothing without some claws and the ones from ni.ju are not only available in several colours it is also possible to tint the colours of the nails. To go with the outfit the ones on the picture are the white ones with nails tinted in pink.
Ingenue does not only create wonderful dresses, their shoes are always worth a try. And of course this outfit needed classy shoes in a fitting colour. The Gatsby Heels in fushcia are the perfect choice. They are made of mesh and look business like.
Without good poses it would not be possible to take good pictures. The one used for this one comes from Purple Poses. It is sold at the current Zombie Popcorn Carnival.
The skin and shape come both from Adam and Eve.

Horns: /Wasabi Pills/  Inferno Horns (300 L$)
Hair:  /Wasabi Pills/  Alice Mesh Hair - (250 L$ for colourpack 1500 L$ for fatpack)
Dress:  22769 ~ [femme] Cathrine Dress White/Deep Pink mesh (140 L$ sold at ArisAris Festival)
Nails: [ni.Ju] Tintable White Claws (150 L$)
Heels: Ingenue :: Gatsby Heels :: Fushcia (295 L$)
Skin: Adam n Eve Skins - Victoria Sunkissed (1800 L$)
Pose: Purple Poses KRISTEN (100 L$ for 10 poses sold at Zombie Popcorn Carnival)