The Green Queen is Back

The Green Queen

Hey there . . .

It has been a long time, and for some reason, my blog is still getting amazing stats, not as good as when new posts come out, but not the low numbers I was expecting of a blog that hasn’t had new content since HairFair 2016.

I left shortly after HairFair, I think it was around August 5th, just before I got setup done for Totally Top Shelf.

I was having internet issues, and then one thing led to another, and it was like a huge cannon ball, which just kept me from being inworld. Once I got to a point where I could be, it had become easy to just not. When I am in SL, I am just gogogo all the time. It’s not a bad thing, I just love doing so many things, designing, blogging, traveling, being a mermaid . . . haha.

I have to say, the time away let me enjoy my growing family, as my children were all fairly young when my unfortunate leaving happened. I also was able to get back into my RL arts.

My RL sister, who is Cherelle Capra inworld, the Designer/Owner of CIRCA Living, recently came for a visit, and conned me back in. I can say I am back, but am unsure of the direction I am going in.

I have already started blogging, helping a long time friend Ylva, over on Second Life Syndicate. I will be doing all sorts of stuff over there, behind the scenes, and on the blog. It is helping me learn about all the new SL things, because a lot has changed in the 3 1/2 years I have been gone.

That brings about the store . . . I really don’t know what I am going to do. Everything was so focused on original mesh, and I hadn’t even gotten to the point where I could make things like flowers yet. I was in very early stages of understanding mesh. I have now not been meshing for almost 4 years. I can’t say I remember how to do it, haha. Blender has also changed since then, and I will have to relearn things.

SL is also more hud driven than it use to be, and I tried to stay away from scripting as much as possible, I really do dislike it. But I think that is the future, so I will have to hud my hair. No fun for me, but it means that the new texture line for the store will have lots of fun colours. I am hoping to get all that sorted by this year’s Hair Fair, textures, huds and relearning mesh.

In the meantime, I will be putting product on SL Marketplace. Did you know I have like over 50 products that just never made it to the shop??? The Hair Fair hairs haven’t been out either, because it ended just as my net died. So I will focus on getting things out that are ready now, and update them to the new system later. Hopefully you can be patient with me on that one.

Free*Style . . . my first experience with blogging. It was because of Free*Style that I was able to land a job as a RL Beauty Blogger in Canada, for a time, while I was away. It was an amazing experience. The skills you learn in SL can transfer over to real life. I was working for companies like Benefit, Covergirl and L’Oreal, it was sort of surreal.

Anyways, back to Free*Style . . . I haven’t managed to catch Sileny yet, and as Co-Owner, I don’t feel it would be right for me to just go and do whatever I want without telling her. I want to upgrade Shop Free*Style, freshen it up with new designers, and make it more up-to-date with all the mesh body stuff. I want to continue my tutorial series. I still love freebie shopping, it was the first thing I did when I came back, so naturally still want to share.

It is good to be back. I have been talking to people, and running into others. I have been really enjoying BOM. I have 40 head demos, and can’t find one I like, did that happen to you all???

Anyways, I’ll be seeing you around,

~H~

Growing Temptation

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It is funny how your avatar will evolve, and it feels like it is sudden, when you notice it. I use to collect bumble bee things and panda things, and run around the grid wearing all this super cutesie stuff. I am aware I haven’t worn any of that for a long time now, but I did notice today that I delve more into the fantasy side of things, lately. I did a good stint of urban wear for a good number of years, and while I still wear that for my daily sl tasks, it seems like I am blogging more fanciful things.

Not that I mind in the least. I love trying to make it work with my avatar, and showing others in the ethnic community that it is doable.

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I want to talk about all the things I am wearing, but that doesn’t make for a fun post. I will let you know that this snake is animated, and it’s tail coils around you back and to the side.You can find him in a gacha at the new round of Fair Play.

Banana Banshee has new items, it’s owner back from the realms of the real, where she was attending to her newborn. It is great to see the new creations. These new eyes are so darn striking, and I love that they offer the dark alongside the light versions, for the Sclera.

The tiara is from Noble Creations, and is mod, so I totally modded it to suit my needs. This is what the original looks like:

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Credits

Hair – Doe – Rummy 2 Tone – RARE Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Skin – Lure – Victoria Skin in Cocoa
Eyes – Banana Banshee – Soul Eyes in Blue – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Lashes – Jumo – Twiggy Eyelashes
Mesh Hands – Death Row Designs – Demonhands
Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Elowen – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Dress – Poet’s Heart – Amaranth in Night – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Headdress – Noble Creations – Sakura Blossom Tiara
Choker – Nastasica – Animated Snake – *NEW* RARE Gacha Item @ Fair Play
Bracelets – Aisling – Elyan Bracelets in Black w/Hud – Common Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Snake – Nastasica – Silver Choker – *NEW* Common Gacha Item @ Fair Play

Pose by Diesel Works

This post features items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

SL Travel – Haven of Moirr Ghlass

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Location – Haven of Moirr Ghlass
Windlight – AnaLutetia: outdoor

***Added Notes – I am doing underwater sim explorations as part of my continuing storyline I am creating for the Official Fantasy Faire website. I will be posting many underwater sim travel posts over the course of the next few weeks. I hope you all enjoy them. If you like reading sort stories, or like mermaids, or just like Fantasy Faire, or like ma face, haha, come join me on the Official Fantasy Faire Website. The first story post, using this location for the shots, can be found HERE and the second part can be found HERE.***

Natural Calm

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Being part of a family is always great, although I don’t really talk to the ladies of Dandelion Daydreams Factory Sim all that often. They have welcomed us from Pixel Mythos, to their sim, and have given us rez rights. Many pictures have been taken on the sim, and posted to this blog, as well as Free*Style. I always feel comfortable here, and enjoy the nature on my visits. I always find something new, and enjoy visiting favorite spots. It is great for me to be able to quickly rez out an item, that I otherwise would not be able to post, for lack of a proper place to rez it.

Today I have some H&G items from [CIRCA] to show you. The log behind me, is a couples log, with many animations. It has grasses and flowers with it, to make a complete and cozy little scene. The Sleeping Willow in the back is also from [CIRCA], which comes with some grasses at it’s base. Both items you can find at Fantasy Faire, which is officially running until May 1st.

I’m also wearing a few things from Fantasy Faire. There is always so much to discover, to collect, do participate in. I actually take time off, so that I can enjoy it a bit, each year.

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I didn’t take the closest shot, so here is the actual ad for the forehead piece I am wearing.

Credits

Hair – Analog Dog – Omega in Dark Browns – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire
Skin – Joli – Giselle Skin in Java Tone
Eyes – The Stringer Mausoleum – Shyanne Eyes in Grind – @ Fantasy Faire
Lashes – Jumo – Twiggy Eyelashes
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – La Boheme – Swirling Vines in Gold
Outfit (Garments & Boots) – Jinx – Frieshia in Hot Gold – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire
Forehead Adornment – Lilith’s Den – Ciorcan Sasta Forehead Jewelry – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire

Logs – [CIRCA] – “The Dreamer” Couple’s Mossy Sit Log A – 3 LI – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire
Willow Tree – [CIRCA] – “The Dreamer” Sleeping Willow Tree – 16 LI – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire

Location – Dandelion Daydreams Factory

This post features items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Skin Fair 2016 – Jumo

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Today is the first day of Skin Fair 2016, and you can be sure I will be bringing you some awesome coverage for all us dark skinned avis.

Jumo has a new skin line called Devon, which comes on a series of 9 tones. I am very happy with how the skin fit my shape, but if you purchase a tone, you do receive a shape created specifically for the skin.

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Ebony, Bronze, Cocoa, Caramel, Honey, Fraise, Cream, Pale and Porcelain

Each Tone comes with Default Avatar Skins, Slink Hands/Feet Appliers, TMP Head Appliers, Maitreya and Belleza Body.

.:JUMO:. Fashion Devon Skin Vendor Ebony

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You also get a plethora of Lipsticks in each skin pack, but the Candy Lips(Far left shot and 2nd to the right shot) can be purchased separately. They come with Default Tattoo Layers as well as TMP Makeup Appliers.

.:JUMO:. Fashion Devon Candy Lips

The Expressive Eyebrows as also in each skin pack, but if they are something that interests you, you can get them separately as well. They come with Default Tattoo Layers as well as TMP Makeup Appliers.

.:JUMO:. Fashion Devon Skin Expressive Eyebrow

Worn throughout the post is the new Lee hair by Wasabi Pills, which you can find at Hairology, which just opened, and is running until March 30th.

Style Credits

Shape – Over the Moon – Tigerlily Shape
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Lee w/Lunar Hud – *NEW* @ Hairology
Skin – Jumo – Devon Skin in Ebony Tone – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2016
Eyes – eSSe Store – Beatrix Realistic Eyes
Lashes – Jumo – Twiggy Eyelashes – Included in the Skin Pack
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nails – Hello Dave – Had a Plan Gloss Nails
Tattoo – White Window – Suspicion Tattoo in Black/Normal – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2016
Dress – More Than Ever – Phoebe Dress w/Colour Change Hud – *NEW* @ The Designer Showcase
Bracelets – Indulge Temptation – Luster Bracelets w/Texture Change Hud – Discounted @ Color Me Project
Butterflies – Persefona – Butterflies on Hair 12 w/Addon – *NEW* @ Cosmopolitan Event

Poses by Belle Epoque

Body Shot Credits

Bikini – Devae – Ringkini in White Gold

Monday Eyeful – Oculos Eyes by Soul

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This week on Monday Eyeful, I am showing the new release from Soul, out now for the new round of Enchantment. The Theme is The Last Unicorn. I loved that movie growing up, it made me cry lots, but I still loved, it. Watched it with my aunt, after my mom died, we would sit and eat bonbons out of the box, and have a box of tissues and a cat a piece on our laps.

These are called called Oculos, and have a large variety of colour.

They are priced L$199 for the full pack(not sure what the regular price will be). System and Mesh versions are included in the pack, as well as appliers for Genesis and Omega.

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Plastik is also at Enchantment, offering many items, really, so many! Amalthea is like anything they make, jewerly wise, in that is has various necklace types for each necklace pendant. You get a texture change hud, which reacts to the gems, studs and horn, for a more customized look.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Yakumi V2 in S.E. Blue Ribbon
Mesh Head&Skin – Genesis Lab – Lara 2.0
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Mesh Body
Eyes – Genesis Lab – Eyes 2.3 (3rd Party Applier Driven)
Eye Appliers – Soul – Oculos Eyes in Dusty Orchid – *NEW* @ Enchantment
Makeup (Eyeshadow) – Stix – Mermaids Shadow in Blue – *NEW* @ The Makeover Room
Dress – Sn@tch – Helena Gown in White
Jewelry – Plastik – Amalthea Jewelry Set in Silver – *NEW* @ Enchantment

Pose by Kirin

This post features an items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Smithy

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Soul release an update to the classic clothing layered aprons they had created in the past, but never got released before the mesh boom. You can now put them on the compatible mesh bodies that support the Omega system. The belt hosts some tools, so you can roleplay as a blacksmith, if you so choose.

If you do, Noble Creations has a Blacksmith set in their store, which comes with all the things you would need to outfit your workshop with.

Plastik also recently made jewelry boxes, which might be something you would need, depending on what you decide to create with your metals.

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While it might be dangerous, given all the sparks you will set flying, you still can’t go wrong with epic man beard. Calico made this one, and I have had so much fun running around in it.

Outfit Credits

Hair – Calico – Caden in White
Beard – Calico – Braided Beard in White
Skin – Soul – Dominic Skin in Onyx Tone(D3)
Eyes – Avatar Bizarre – Morelia Eyes in White
Makeup (Markings) – Pin Me Down – Faded Warpaint 3
Mesh Mouth – Soul – Kissers Bobby Grr with Chompers Teeth
Outfit – Soul – Simple Apron in Indigo/Swagger Leather Pants in Black – *NEW*ish @ Mainstore
Gloves – [Ascent] – Armoured Gloves 01
Armband – Cubic Cherry Kre-ations – 14 Flare Armband in Black – Common Gacha Prize
Boots – Lassitude & Ennui – Paramour Boots in Black

Poses by Bang!

Scene Credits

Noble Creations – The Blacksmith ToolSet
Table – 2LI
Barrels – 1LI
Grind – 1LI
Forge – 1LI
Anvil – 1LI

Little Boxes – Plastik – Kensa Jewelry Box (Wearable) – 1LI
Big Boxes – Plastik – Roh Jewelry Box (Wearable) – 1LI

Location – The Tunnels @ Dandelion Daydreams Factory

Monday Eyeful – Miasma Eyes by #adored

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This week on Monday Eyeful, I have some newish eyes from #adored to show you. I will warn you, these take a bit to get use to. The Pupil is a bit higher than default, so if you like to take pictures of your face, you might want to use an eye lock. While it is challenging to wear these, if you do take pics a lot, they do give you some added personality to your shots.

Another thing I have been enjoying is the watery look to them. They made me feel sad as well, which was apt, as this post was meant to go out last monday, after I heard about the loss of our very own Starman. May your adventures forever continue in the cosmos.

These are called Miasma, and they are just so full of emotion.

They are priced L$75 per pair. System and Mesh versions are included in each pack.

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Plastik has been on a real jewelry kick lately, bother in the mainstore, and at the various events they participate in. My earrings you can find at GEN-Neutral. They are obviously unisex, and come in so many colours, as is typical for all things Plastik.

Stix is at OMG! Gacha, which is a Bi-Annual Gacha Event, that is seasonally themed. There normally is something for everyone here, as it is very loosely themed, and has a lot of different designers. This skin series is called Tamsin, and has all sorts of fun makeups. There are various head appliers, as well as the standard other mesh parts.Look to the ad, or try a demo to see if these will work for you.

Cole’s Corner has another series of fun particle emitters, this time concentrating on Bokeh shapes. I really like the stars one, which I am wearing in this post. There is also Flowers, Orbs, Hexagons, Hearts and an all-in-one Mixed.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Seagrass in Mystic
Hairbase – Monso – Hairbase in Violet
Skin – Stix – Tamsin Skin in Painted Face – *NEW* Common Gacha Item @ Oh My Gacha!
Eyes – #adored – Miasma Eyes in Echo – Currently @ *NEW* Mainstore
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Diva Prim Lashes
Makeup 1(Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Lustra Duo in Lavender/Scuba Blue
Makeup 2(Liner) – R.icielli – Eyeliner V2 in Purple
Makeup 3(Tears) – La Petite Morte – Tears 2 Tattoo
Dress – Eyelure – FB Dress in Blue – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Earrings – Plastik – Sinestre Earrings w/Colourchange Hud – *NEW* @ GEN-Neutral

Particle Emitter – Cole’s Corner – Bokeh Stars – *NEW* @ Mainstore

Pose by Kirin