Can Heather find a job that won’t interfere with her tan?

I know, I already did a post today, but Berry did a Yearbook Smile Challenge today that I couldn’t resist! Of course, if I’d ever looked this pretty in any of my RL yearbook pics, I think I would have dropped dead. So that’s the first rule of taking a good yearbook picture, I guess. Just be good looking already. *laughs*

Challenge - Yearbook Pic

I get asked a lot why I smile in so many of my photos. The simple answer is that I’m happy and that tends to come out in my pictures. But truthfully, it’s more that I cannot stand photos where people are just staring dead-eyed even though it’s supposed to be a photo that conveys some kind of emotion. There are, of course, photos where a just neutral face is appropriate and that’s fine. But if you’re taking a picture where you’re supposed to be jumping for joy and yet you look like you’re just waiting for your car’s oil change to finish up, well… that doesn’t make for a very good picture in my opinion.

I don’t really like any of the mesh mouths out there. I find that mostly they make people look like there’s a good chance that person cannot put on their own shoes. And as I like my face, I haven’t bothered with mesh heads. The regular avatar face is NOT the easiest to work with and the emotes we can do with our faces aren’t always great, but you can make it work. I have a different shape for smiling. The eyes are bigger and wider, the cheeks are slightly more puffy, and I messed with my mouth while smiling until it became something I could work with. I do use a little bit of Photoshop, too, because my teeth tend to poke out a little bit in the corners when I smile. I will say that the Pink Fuel skin I’m wearing smiles really well. I’ve had other skins where no matter what I did, the smile never looked right. So if you have that problem, it really just might be your skin and not your shape.

Thanks for a fun challenge, Berry!!

In This Post:

Skin: Harley by Pink Fuel
Hair: Bijou 2 by Truth
Eyes: Promise by IKON
Lashes:
* Double Take tattoo lashes by .:Glamorize:.
* Natural Prim Lashes by La Sylphide [About a 1000 years old & no longer available]
Top: Luna Preppy Cardigan by The Secret Store
Pose: I just stood on a posestand and used Avimote to adjust myself

A Little Different

So earlier tonight, the awesome posemaker Adorkable Peapod offered a challenge to the bloggers. Blog something that is out of your norm! Like if you always blog high editorial fashion, blog yourself in jeans and a tshirt. Or if you do lovely girly looks, go crazy sci-fi or grungy. This sounded like fun to me! But what in the world would I do?? So I ran to the one place I knew would have some fantastic costumes – BARE ROSE!! I could not stop looking at everything because I haven’t been there in so long. I just love what I picked out!!

Style - A Little Different

This is the Brass Armor Lady. I am glad I lift weights because this is some heavy armor!! But it’s SO COOL. I guess this would be considered steampunk maybe? I’m so bad at knowing all the different things. But I’ve got goggles and there are grenades on the back of my belt with little propellors. I think they’re grenades. I’m actually not sure! EVERYTHING is included in this outfit, even the boots, and it’s less than $200L. Oh Bare Rose, how much I love you!

Thank you, Adorkable, for pushing us into something a little different! This was SO MUCH FUN for me! I want more costumes now! I hope all of you choose to take on this challenge!

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Tokyo by Aura
Hair: Taleen in Lemon Tea by Wasabi Pills [Mesh]
Outfit: Brass Armor Lady by Bare Rose
Eye Makeup: CatEyes Makeup by Damned
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Photo taken at The Mother Road

P.S. I Love You

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! It’s a big day for women to prance around in sexy lingerie, but what do you do when you’re a girl on a budget? Easy! Check out Attitudes Lingerie! If you look on their marketplace store you can get these Lace Pantyhose for one Linden!

Style - P.S. I Love You

These were like my holy grail of pantyhose when I stumbled upon them. They’re totally well made and come in 3 colors with different opacities of each color. They’re mod, so you could even tint them whatever color you need. Sometimes pantyhose can be pricier than you’d want in SL, but these? Worth much more than the $1L pricetag.

Oh, and head out to Mandala if you’re looking for a great set of inexpensive jewelry! The Milky Way set in Hawthorn red was $77L just a few days ago [might possibly still be!] and it has rings and nails and bracelets and all that good stuff! Mandala jewelry is AMAZING, so if you’re not familiar with them, this set will totally get you hooked!

And Wasabi Pills came out with new mesh hair today! The Sybille hair is so so pretty and although you can’t see it THAT well in this picture, you can be sure that I’ll be wearing it a lot in upcoming blog posts!

Ooh one more thing! Did you know the Festival of Sin is coming up on the 18th? It’s going to be SO awesome! My pose is from aDORKable Poses from the Touch Me pack for the Festival. Sexy poses!! Love!

Okay, I have to go squeal over all my goodies and maybe find a shirt to put on.

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Valentine by Aura
Hair: Sybille 2 in Gingerbread by Wasabi Pills [Mesh]
Lingerie: Lace Pantyhose in White C by Attitudes Lingerie [Marketplace special]
Shoes: Eve Flower Pumps in Red by G Field
Jewelry & Nails: Milky Way in Hawthorn Red by Mandala
Pose by aDORKable Poses [Festival of Sin]

Cooking in my underwear!

Do you think Aldwyn will get mad that I’m serving us microwave dinners as long as I warm them up wearing this??

Style - Cooking in my underwear

I decided to kick it old school today and head over to Solange to look for some underwear. Hey, I’ll admit it! I was NOT a big lingerie wearer/shopper before this challenge! Solange has been in SL forever, so I knew I’d find something great, even if it wasn’t the newest thing. I found this set, Amore, on sale! It’s a couple of years old, I think, but quality items never ever go out of style. I really like it! The bra is small enough in front to show some underboob, but the back is more like a tank top. Cute and VERY inexpensive! I think it was $87L, and there were a lot of Solange lingerie on sale for great prices. See? Stocking up on sexy undies doesn’t have to break the bank!

I think the microwave dinged!

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Slate by Aura
Lipstick: Briar – Viden by Aura
Hair: Andrea in Auburn w/Roots by Truth
Lingerie: Amore in Melon by Solange
Pose by Long Awkward Pose

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends

I have always been a HUGE reader. I started when I was barely past my 3rd birthday and cannot seem to stop. My bookshelves are double stacked. I still prefer real books to Kindles/Nooks/whathaveyous. When I heard that the theme for this month’s Collabor88 was Classic Novels, I squealed in delight! The designers did SUCH a wonderful job interpreting the theme!!

Style - Books are the quietest and most constant of friends

From Whippet & Buck comes the Tess lingerie. [And yay for the lingerie challenge!] It’s simple and cute, just the way that I like it! Little bows, little lace, perfect!

Trompe Loeil set out the Novel Decor Bedroom Duo behind me. An awesome mesh bed and book table, this is a must have in any book AND mesh lover’s home! I just love the colors. It’s a little darker than I’d have normally, but oh so pretty!

Not at Collabor88, but new today, Elikatira released her newest mesh hair, Abbey! LOVE the back of this hair!

Style - Books are the quietest and most constant of friends, Back view

Although I think everyone should love reading, you should STOP reading now and go shopping!

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Valentine by Aura
Hair: Abbey in Brown 04 by Elikatira [Mesh]
Lingerie: Tess in Concord/Petal by Whippet & Buck [Collabor88]
Feet: Mesh Bare Feet by SLink
Mesh Novel Decor Bedroom Duo by Trompe Loeil [Collabor88]
Poses by aDORKable Poses

I need the right tool

I don’t know WHY he sends me out to the garage to find anything. I don’t know a ratchet from a hex-nut. Maybe I should call him out here to help me find the proper tool…

Style - I need the right tool

More lingerie! I got this set, Kira a while back from Seldom Blue. I’m not sure why I don’t really wear it – it’s totally lovely! There is a fluffy skirt with a train included with the set, as well as some frills for the knickers.

Now about that tool…

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Grace by Aura
Hair: Jacqueline in Auburn by Truth
Lingerie: Kira in Misty Blue by Seldom Blue
Shoes: D’Ann Pumps in Midnight Rendezvous by Hucci
Pose by aDORKable Poses