home, MV-SL-Business, new releases, prefabs, prim budget friendly, skybox

Hey, who broke my window?

It’s kind of a running joke that I have a skybox addiction. Well, skyboxes, houses, any kind of prefab, really. Luckily for me, I know some pretty good builders and once in a while they’ll drop prefabs that they’ve built on me, just to get my opinion. [Um, drop them in my inventory, I should say. Not drop them ON me. I’m not the Wicked Witch of the East or anything. I don’t even live in the east.]

Today my friend Magen Jigsaw of EmJay surprised me with a new skybox! Magen usually does clothing, but she’s branching out into prefabs, and with this first build, I can say that I’m happy she is! Check out some pictures of her new Shabby Chic skybox.

Review - EmJay - Skybox, outside

Review - EmJay - Skybox, inside

Review - EmJay - Skybox, window

I’m not usually a huge fan of the distressed texture look, but I’m really loving this. It’s wide, open, and there are lots of ways you can decorate up this box! My favorite thing, and this is something that I LOVE when prefab creators do, is that you could use this skybox down on the ground as well. It makes it more than just a skybox, it makes it a home.

The Shabby Chic is 75 prim and $300L. If you’re a prefab addict like me, you need to head over to EmJay and pick this up!

Also in this post:

Skin: Belle “Amethyst Kisses” by Belleza
Hair: Anya in Swedish by Truth
Eyes: Beloved Tanzanite by Beloved Custom Designs
Top: InfiniTie Classic Pink by Musashi-Do
Tie: Black/Purple/Pink Striped InfiniTie by Musashi-Do
Skirt: Zip Suede in Ebony by Moonshine Designs
Shoes: Sydney Stilettos in black by SLink
Ring: the ROCK in Amethyst by caLLie cLine
Poses by Glitterati

home, landscaping, MV-SL-Business, plants, prim budget friendly, reviews, sale

Winter in my pocket!

Do you remember a few months ago, I blogged about the Pocket Gardens by Stormy Aluveaux and Carter Denja? Well, just in time for winter, they’ve come out with new wintery Persephone Pocket Gardens!!

These are just so cute! The pictures truly don’t do them justice. The gardens are all linked together, so even for the worst landscaper on the grid [*cough* like me.], it’s super easy to put together a fabulous area. The base is texture change to fit a variety of snow textures that you find in SL, but I didn’t see an invisible texture like in the Thalia garden. You are also able to change the texture of the tree! If you get one with a lamp, the lamp changes colors and lights too, which is pretty much an awesome effect! I didn’t change it for this photo just so you can see what it looks like as-is. You are also able to sit on the rocks or log, and turn the little bird’s song on or off.

The gardens range in sizes from 4×4 to 4×6 and are very prim budget friendly from 16 to 21 prims. They are copy, but not modifiable. If you do much landscaping in SL, you know that it’s often expensive, so these are fairly budget friendly as well, ranging in price from $175L to $275L. If you fatpack the Persephone garden in December, it’s 50% off, making it just $350L. That is a STEAL, you guys!

Go check out the demo of the Pocket Garden. I love mine, and I know you guys will love them too!

home, MV-SL-Business, new releases, prefabs

Baby, it’s cold outside…and inside!

On my island, we’re all starting to get excited because snow is “predicted” in our weather forecast later this month. To get ready for it, my adorable and super talented friend Aisuru Rieko of Beloved Custom Designs decided to make an Ice Castle for her parcel. And luckily for you guys, she’s selling it!

If you head over to her store and click the teleport board to go up to where she has her prefabs rezzed, you can wander around this deliciously icy creation. Although I’ll get to see the castle on the island when the snow falls, I had to go check it out now!

These pictures do not – DO NOT – do the castle justice. I strongly urge you guys to go check it out for yourself. If you do any kind of winter landscaping, you owe it to yourself to get this castle!

While you’re at BCD, check out all of Aisuru’s other creations. She makes all kinds of whimsical landscaping items, as well as some of the most gorgeous eyes in Second Life!

flowers, home, landscaping, MV-SL-Business, plants, prefabs

What’s in your pocket?

You might have noticed in my last post, I was standing in the middle of some very pretty landscaping. I wish I could take credit for making it all work, but nope. What I was standing in is a Pocket Garden by Carter Denja and Stormy Aluveaux.

The Pocket Garden is absolutely amazing! Especially for someone like me who isn’t all that great at landscaping. Just rez out the size of your choice, and poof! Insta-garden! These are super awesome too because they’re scripted to change the color of the flowers [slightly. It won’t give you crazy colors.] and change the “ground” covering. You have options of having a soil ground, grass, and others. Even an invisible one so your own terrain can show.

They come in 3 different sizes, so there is a size for everyone. 🙂

5×5, 30 prims. $275L.

5×10, 44 prims. $375L.

10×10, 58 prims. $475L.

All of the sizes come with a bench with a couples pose, and the 5×10 and 10×10 come with a single ground sit. There is also an “environmental” background sound that changes with the time of day, a bird that chirps, and you can change the color of the lamp & light. It’s really just a great piece of work! If you regularly buy landscaping items in SL, you can also see what a great bargain you’re getting, especially if you purchase the fatpack of all 3 sizes for $800L. There are also bases and hedges included, which are not shown in these pictures.

The Pocket Gardens are not modifiable or transferable, but you can copy them. I would love to have a mod/copy version option in the future, just to be able to move a few things around, but honestly, these are just perfect as-is.

Go get your own Pocket Garden now! 🙂

Also in this post:

Skin: Misty Pale in Deep Smoke by League
Hair: Juliette in Champagne by Exile
Eyes: Beloved Aquamarine by Beloved Custom Designs
Outfit: Alicia in Pink/White by Royally [Store is currently unavailable]
Tights & Shoes from the Toe Shoes outfit by Bare Rose
Standing pose by Pffiou!

Belle Belle, freebies, fun, group only, home, lucky board/chair, MV-SL-Business

Lucky Quickie – Wall Clocks!

If you’re like me and you’re always looking for something cute to decorate your home, you need to join the Belle Belle group and go stalk the lucky boards for these Wall Clocks!!

So so cute! They remind me of clocks that used to hang in my grandma’s kitchen when I was younger. They actually keep time and are prim budget friendly at just 6 prims each. 🙂

Now get out of my kitchen and go get lucky at Belle Belle!

home, lucky board/chair, Midnight Mania, prefabs, shapes

Midnight Mania On Conatus!

Two of my bestest best friends have stores on the same sim [next to the WTFug HQ too!] and they now have Midnight Mania boards!

My friend Natasha Burke has recently started her own shapes store, NataShapes! Her shapes are lovely and very “real girl.” Currenly in her Midnight Mania board, she’s offering her shape Sienna.

Be sure to look at Natasha’s other shapes while you’re at the store. All her shapes are copy/modify, and VERY decently priced at just $100L.

If you’re into prefabs [and really, who isn’t?], then you absolutely MUST go slap the Midnight Mania board at Ingmann Design! Currently in the MM board is a cute rustic home named Grandma’s House.

This little house is a real prim saver at only 29 prims! It’s built to fit on a 512sqm piece of land and is perfect if you want to build a little farm home for yourself. Oh hey, chicken farmers, you can use it for your home and have lots of room available for all your chickens! 🙂 Here are a couple of other views of the house since designer Noelyci Ingmann was nice enough to rez one out for me so I could look at it. You all know how picky I am about my houses. But I knew this would be cute…after all, he DID design my own home. 😉

If you don’t get in on the MM board, Grandma’s House is a steal at $250L. Check out all the other awesome prefabs while you’re out there. There are also a lot of eyes, AND a new lucky chair with eyes.

Lots to see on Conatus, and I’ll be out there DJing this Tuesday evening, so it’s the place to be!

furniture, home, reviews

Wine & Roses Pretties!

I’ve said time and time again that I feel extremely blessed to be friends with some extraordinarily talented people in SL, and today is just another one of those days. 🙂 My friend Nika Dreamscape is an exceptionally talented artist [I never can resist buying a few of her works when I attend her shows!] who opened up a store in the past few months called Wine & Roses. She sells her artwork, mostly on vases and candles, but she’s also created now a line of “windows” with her art behind them!

These are SO SO cute, and so perfect if you’re living in a skybox without windows, or really for any room of your house. Check them out!

Review - Wine & Roses - Window 1

Review - Wine & Roses - Window 2

Review - Wine & Roses - Window 3

Review - Wine & Roses - Window 4

At only 3 prims each, you’ll agree that they’re a very adorable addition to any home! The windows are only $150L each, which makes them not only adorable, but affordable as well. There are several others at her shop, so you’ll want to check them all out!

Wine & Roses on Byte Island – SLurl
New store at the Starlust – SLurl
Wine & Roses on Xstreet.

Also in this post:

Skin: Kimberly in Glamour by Free Speerit
Eyes: Open Ocean by Miriel
Hair: Chalisa II in Platinum [old texture] by ETD
Jacket: Stitched Suede in Burgundy by Malt [Malt review to come later today]
Shirt: amiYumi Halter in Whimsy by Novocaine
Pants: City Slacks in Espresso by Novocaine
Shoes: Starley pumps in Cocoa by ETD
Klein Sectional Sofa by The Loft
Taken in my home, Licia’s Loft by Ingmann Design

Belle Belle, furniture, home, reviews

Doing Laundry the Belle Belle Way!

My furniture hunt has momentarily stalled because 1, my video card sucks and it’s hard for me to get around to too many places, and 2, I’m not actually home all that often these days. 🙂 But when I saw the new Laundry Set from Belle Belle, I *knew* I wanted it for my home! And lucky for me, I get to review it!!

[Please excuse my pics if they don’t look as good as the actual set looks in the store. I try to up my settings for review pics and sometimes I’m not sure if that’s as great as the items really look.]

Review - Belle Belle - Laundry set

92 prims of cuteness, this set is just the perfect little addition to your SL home. Everything is just adorably detailed, from the rack to dry your sweaters to the laundry tumbling inside the dryer. You can almost smell the fresh laundry scent!!

Along with the set comes a cute ironing board and an iron to hold.

Review - Belle Belle - Laundry set/ironing

What am I ironing? Well…I don’t know. Curtains or something. 🙂 It’s just precious and I do SO love just cute things in SL that really are just for show but bring just a touch of realism to the SL home.

Speaking of realism, does clean laundry turn you on? Because if it does, this set is totally right for you.

Review - Belle Belle - Laundry set/animations

Huge thanks to my buddy Aldwyn for posing with me for this since I couldn’t run 2 SL windows to bring in my male alt. Rylan, please don’t shank me for making your man pose with me. LOL!!

The Belle Belle Laundry set is a combined 109 prims of laundry fun and goes for $490L. I think it’s worth every prim and every $L if you love that cute home look. Be sure to hit up the Midnight Mania boards and check out all the other goodies at Belle Belle when you go to pick this up!

Also worn in this post:

Skin: Kimberly in Candy by Free Speerit
Eyes: Open Ocean [standard size] by Miriel
Lashes: Diva lashes by Lelutka
Hair: Willow by Truth
Shirt: White top from the Where The Boys Are set by Sn@tch
Skirt: Naive Ruffled skirt from the Punk Angel swag bag by Sn@tch, sent through DSN
Shoes: Baby Pink flats by 50 Flats

I couldn’t tell you what Al’s wearing. Sorry about that. LOL