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Goodbye 2018

Happy 2019! I know things have been quiet here. I’m hoping 2019 is a bit less of a RL roller coaster and that I’ll have more time for SL blogging. Although, I did have a good reason for taking off November… I wrote a novel, as part of National Novel Writing Month (better known as NaNoWriMo). My goal is to self-publish on Amazon in the coming months.

But, since the holidays have come and gone – and before we get any further into the new year – I did want to share a few pics I did in December.

My SL daughter Nana and I spent some time hanging out on Christmas. Mostly we were both AFK in RL, but I did manage to grab a pic of us, both looking really festive (I don’t have her credits, but if you’re curious, just ask! I can get them from her).

Christmas with my daughter

Here’s a closeup of me in my amazing Christmas tree hair from Astrology. Astrology is having a wicked store contest right now, and you could win the entire store! For all of the info on how to enter, check out the Astrology blog post for the contest details and requirements. The contest runs through January 15th.

Santa's Helper

I also wanted to share the details on a less, uh… traditional… Christmas pic I did. I did a headshot that goes with this, but haven’t edited it yet. When I do I’ll upload it to Flickr and link to this post.

Maybe Next Year

Wishing you all a wonderful year ahead!

~Lucie

Credits

Pics 1 & 2

Fashion
Maitreya: Lara body
LAQ: Lisa bento head & skin tone 1.5
LAQ: Rigged mesh eyes
Astrology: Tree Stella Hair – Dark Pack
Izzie’s: Glitter brows applier
Neve: fate coat
Cae: Audrey ring
Nylon Outfitters: Art Nails – Christmas ’18
Swear: Aspen leggings
Livalle: Lydia Mary Jane Creepers – XMAS Red

Decor
Culprit Village Cottage Cotswold
+Half-Deer+ Christmas Set – Traditional – FULL TREE SETUP
FOXCITY: Last Minute bento pose & props

Pic 3

Fashion
Maitreya: Lara body
LeLutka: Greer head
League: Luna applier – Medium Set 2
Exile: Bangles & Bracelets hair – Reds
Avi Glam: Glacial Eyes Gacha 06
ISON: Kylie dress – Red Plaid
Izzie’s: fishnet stockings applier
Gos: Hurley Ankle boots
Infiniti: Blowing Smoke Pose 16

Decor
SEUL – Studio RARE
DRD – My Miserable Holiday – Table
DRD – My Miserable Holiday – Chair
DRD – My Miserable Holiday – Carpet
DRD – My Miserable Holiday – Wood Basket
DRD – My Miserable Holiday – Wood Stove
DRD – My Miserable Holiday – Tree
MudHoney Present 4 – black
Mutresse-Annoyed-Shortie Cats
NOMAD // Star Curtain (4LI)

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Champagne

I’ve been hooked on this song by Lindsay Ell since I first heard it probably six weeks ago. I’ve had it on my Current Obsessions playlist since. I thought it was good inspiration for a pic, so here you go… me in a posh limo (courtesy of Foxcity) wearing a sexy little red dress (from Just Because) and these killer Kristen heels from Gos, which you can snag at the October round of FaMESHed before it closes. I’m wearing LAQ’s Athena head in this post, which I will also wear in my next post with a close up. This head is gorgeous and if you’re looking for a less “soft” or “cute” look, I definitely would check this one out. I personally like softer/cute so I tweaked my shape and I’m using one of LAQ’s eyebrow appliers, instead of the very strong (and gorgeous) default brows on the skin for this head. But this head has such a great jaw and nose, and I really love it.

You make me feel like Jessica Biel

I’ve been dealing with mental health struggles lately. I had hoped there might be a medical cause, in terms of vitamin deficiencies or a thyroid imbalance (which I’ve had a lot of this year), but all my labs were normal, so I’ll be following up with my psychiatrist soon. It’s been a hella crazy year for us in RL, so I’m kind of thinking some of that is catching up to me. But I believe very strongly in discussing mental health challenges, so as to help with the stigma they still carry, so I thought I’d share my struggles here.

~Lucie

Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Athena bento head & skin applier (tone 1.5) with separate LAQ brows applier
Izzie’s: Winter Eyes – Fantasy – Amber
MINA: Annie hair – Reds
Cae: Evie necklace & earrings
Just Because: Heather dress (fatpack)
Gos: Kristen Lace Platforms (fatpack – metals hud)
Foxcity: PhotoBooth – Club Black (please note this is JUST a backdrop – poses are sold separately), Posh Bento Pose Set – pose 1

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Summer Fever

I’ve been sick with shingles and so I’m not going to write much… but I wanted to share some things with you all!

I’m wearing lingerie by Gos (a recent Uber release that should be in the Mainstore soon), with gorgeous shoes that match and can be found at FaMESHed through the 27th.

My alt is wearing hair I snagged her at the Wasabi Pills summer sale which ends tomorrow (the 24th) so be sure to head over to grab some gorgeous hair at a great price!

Summer Fever

We’re both wearing LAQ heads. Mine is a newer release – Sandy – and I’m also wearing eyes Conviction’s Lucent available from Lookbook. I’ve added the SONG Cutie Liptints to my look, which is also a Lookbook release. Lorelai and I are both wearing e.marie nails. Mine are the Lookbook release.

Beach House

~Lucie

Credits

Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Sandy mesh head & applier – tone 2.5
SONG: Cutie liptints Lookbook
Exile: Calm Sea – 5 color naturals pack (a FLF release which I tinted)
Conviction: Lucent eyes – fatpack Lookbook
Cae: Aurora necklace & earrings
Gos: Diana lingerie, Diana D’Orsay shoes FaMESHed
e.marie: Daily Slay coffin nails Lookbook

Lorelai:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Neve mesh head – tone 1.5
Izzie’s: LAQ lashes
Buzzeri: Shift eyes – Sapphire – Human Pupil
Wasabi Pills: Fleur hair – browns
Mutresse: Marta Lingerie
Ingenue: Lilou heels – bubblegum (a FLF color, but they’re available in other colors)
Yummy: Diamond solitaire – gold
e.marie: pointed nails – palette collection 1

Purple Poses: Couple 373 (pic 1), Friends 220 (second pic)

Decor:
Ariskea[GoldFish] Giant Philodendron Plant[2]
Ariskea[GoldFish] Bed Couples & Adult
Ariskea[GoldFish] Nightstand Plant
Ariskea[GoldFish]Oldie Nightstand
{What Next} Summertime Radio Decor
dust bunny . daisy shack . RARE

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I got the boy…

The two pics in this post were inspired by Jana Kramer’s song “I Got The Boy.” I have had the idea for this post literally since the first time I heard this song… and it came out in 2015, so it’s been a long time in the making. You can read the lyrics (and I’ll add the video below, which may not work depending on where you live due to streaming rights). But the gist of it is, a woman sees her first love’s wedding pic in the paper… and she gets very nostalgic.

I decided to use my malt and one of my alts to do this. My malt is in the same skin/body/head for both shots, but with the help of some different hair and a beard, he’s “grown up” a bit in the wedding pic.

I got the boy (which for some reason I did with my alt, so really “I” got the man lol).

I got the boy

She got the man.

In this look, I am wearing Pink Fuel’s gorgeous LeLutka applier for Lookbook. I also have on one of Izzie’s Natural Glosses for Lookbook and my eyes are LeLutka appliers, also a Lookbook release, from Avi Glam. Izzie’s and Avi Glam also included Omega and Catwa appliers. You can grab the free HUD to shop from on Marketplace or you can pick one up in world at Lookbook HQ. Lookbook HUDs update on the 27th of every month.

She got the man

The song that inspired it all.

~Lucie

Credits:
(I got the boy)
On Seph
Belleza: Jake mesh body
LeLutka: Andrea bento head
Izzie’s: Tokyo Lights eyes
Exile: Can’t Stop The Feeling – Naturals
Riot: Maui Swim Trunks – Glacier

On Lorelai
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Ana bento head (tone 1.0)
Doe: Gaz hair – Blondes
Buzzeri: Moody eyes – Storm
Just Because: Irma bikini – fatpack

Purple Poses: Couple Pose 777

Scene:
[PM]Pixel Mode – Classic Kidney Shape Pool
JIAN Pupper Pool Party :: Weenie Spinning Floater
{what next} Lazy Summer Drinks Floatie (pink)
{what next} Lazy Summer Floatie (peach)
{what next} Lazy Summer Drinks Floatie (mint)
Little Branch FloweringDogwooda.v2{Animated}Seasons
HPMD* WildGrasses -green- a
Botanical – T2C Aspen Tree 1
HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights – bGreen c
HPMD* Sweet Garden Grass02 – purple
Stockholm&Lima:Backyard Picnic Table [PG]
Artisan Fantasy *AF* Picnic 6 – Sandwich Basket
dust bunny . summer picnic . silverware basket
dust bunny . summer picnic . cheese wheel
HPMD* Shrub – ygreen*c (+resizer)
Little Branch KatsuraTree.v1{Animated}4Seasons

Credits:
(She got the man)
Seph
Belleza: Jake mesh body
LeLutka: Andrea bento head
Izzie’s: Tokyo Lights eyes
Exile: Better Days hair – Naturals
Lapointe & Bastchild: Gage 3 piece tuxedo – Premium Edition (shoes included)

Lucie
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Chloe bento head
Pink Fuel: Anja applier – Peach – thick brows Lookbook
Avi Glam: Delicate Eyes Lookbook
Truth: Bloom hair – Multitone 1 pack
Izzie’s: Natural Lipgloss applier Lookbook
e.marie: Palette Collection 1 – Oval Nails
Cae: Estrela necklace & earrings, Audrey ring
Neve: Gracie dress
Ardent Poses: Together Pose Pose Fair July

Scene:
Your Dreams: Enchanted forest wedding (former Deco(c)rate items)
Little Branch SpringBlossomsTree{Animated}*4Seasons

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Heaven

I’ve been obsessed with the Julia Michaels song Heaven for the past month or so. It’s dreamy and sexy… and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head! So I decided to do a blog post inspired by the chorus lyrics:

No need to imagine
‘Cause I know it’s true
They say “all good boys go to heaven”
But bad boys bring heaven to you

I decided to give my malt a complete makeover… I will be featuring his look in a future post, so stay tuned for that. Then I found a sexy pose at Purple Poses, rezzed a Bueno skybox that was all white (made me think of the whole “heaven” part).

I decided to do a look that combined a bit of innocence with edginess, and I achieved that using LAQ’s Poppy head, which is utterly adorable with leather pants by Gos and a sexy denim and lace top from Just Because!

Bad boys bring heaven to you

I also wanted to do a pic alone, to better show off the leather pants and sexy top, and my cute Sabina sandals from Ingenue, which are currently at Collabor88.

Music makers

And, check out LAQ’s new glam lashes. Plus, I wanted to show off my Spring eyeshadow appliers from Izzie’s. These are part of Lookbook, a new HUD based shopping event, dedicated to cosmetics/eyes/skins. You can get the HUD for free on Marketplace and shop from the comfort of your own home! I’m wearing Cae’s Devotion collar, which you can get at ROMP.

Polly

More soon… including credits for my malt!

The song that inspired it all (video may not be available everywhere due to streaming rights)

~Lucie

Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Poppy head, tone 1.5, Glam Lashes 03
Truth: Lele hair – Multitone 1
Izzie’s: Whiskey eyes – light grey
Izzie’s: Spring eyeshadow Lookbook
Cae: Devotion collar (was at ROMP, but should be in the mainstore soon)
Just Because: Daisy top
GOS: Liz leather pants (these were at the now closed round of FaMESHed, but should be in the Mainstore soon)
Ingenue: Sabina heels Collabor88
Purple Poses: Couple pose 612 (slightly modified with Animare)
Infiniti: Darling 2v2 pose

Scene:
BUENO-WhiteHall
Kalopsia – Neon – Dreamers

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I’m just chewing gum

Recently, I happened upon a new-to-me artist named Nina Nesbitt and her song Chewing Gum. One of the lines is “cuz I’m a made-up mess in a backless dress” and well, I was already wearing this sexy backless dress from Neve, which you can grab at Uber through September 23rd on and it just seemed like kismet. I styled the rest of the look around the sexy, peppy song. My hair is a recent Mainstore release from Truth called Lady, and it includes multiple styling options, which you can see here. The killer red heels I have on are from Ingenue’s Cosette gacha at The Arcade, and this is just one of 16 colors to collect!

I'm a made-up mess in a backless dress

I am also wearing a new skin applier by [theSkinnery] for Catwa heads. Karen is available at Ultra through October 8th. I really like this skin. I love the messy brows and the soft sheen it has. There are also really cute crinkles around the eyes, which make me happy. While I can appreciate the absolute flawlessness of some of the skin appliers you find in SL, I also really love seeing the realism offered by creators like Umazuma Metaluna who owns [theSkinnery]. My gorgeous, bold jewelry is Cae’s Anika set which is available at FaMESHed through September 27th.

Chewing Gum

Below you can watch the video and listen to the song that helped inspire this post. It may not be available in all countries.

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
Catwa: Koura bento head
[theSkinnery]: Karen Catwa applier – Honey tone Ultra
Truth: Lady hair – Multitone 1 hud
Cae: Anika jewelry set FaMEHSed
Neve: Dre dress Uber
Ingenue: Cosette heels – Rouge The Arcade
Buzzeri: Moonstone eyes – Midnight Catwa Appliers
oOo Studio: Fever Pose 6 (pic 1) and Fever Pose 7 (pic 2)
SAYO SCENES – Wright Staircase Backdrop – COMMON

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In The Blood (slightly NSFW)

Have you ever heard a song that spoke to you so instantly that before it was over you were singing along with it, even though you’d never heard it before? That was me with John Mayer’s In The Blood. This song is about how our dysfunctional family relationships can impact our romantic (and other) relationships. There are 3 verses, and while I relate to all three, it’s particularly the second one that really resonates with me, because it describes my own father so perfectly.

How much of my father am I destined to become?
Will I dim the lights inside me just to satisfy someone?
Will I let this woman kill me or do away with jealous love?
Will it wash out in the water or is it always in the blood?

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Lost Little Lamb

Let’s just get three things out there. 1. I am so not a “neat freak (not that there’s anything wrong with being one… tbh I kind of wouldn’t mind a little of it myself!). 2. I have ADD, and so when I do get uh a bit obsessive about something, it can become an extreme thing. 3. Despite my general laissez faire attitude towards clutter, one place where the ADD takes over is my computer’s desktop. You can see what it looks like currently here, if you’re intrigued.

The shortcut on my desktop is there to remind me to try to learn to vlog by watching Berry’s tutorial on the topic. Once I actually try it, that shortcut will go. I hate shortcuts on my desktop. You may also notice that I have a folder called “SL Pics.” My blogging routine goes like this. I take photos and they save to my desktop. I pick the ones to edit, and the rest go in the trash. I edit the ones I’ve kept. They then stay on my desktop until I blog them, to help remind me to do it. Except, this time the photo Lucie Had A Little Lamb accidentally got put into my folder before I blogged it… which brings me to the title of this post. Poor little lamb was lost and never blogged. I realized it going through my photostream this morning and it was a major facepalms sort of moment. So, without further ado…

Lucie had a little lamb

~Lucie

Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Chloe bento mesh head
Lara Hurley: Rie LeLutka applier – Rose Pale
Buzzeri: Okina mesh eyes – chocolate (store is temporarily closed)
Entwined: Scarlett hair – bold colors pack
Just Because: Misty top
Blueberry: Grace pants (no boots version)
fri.day: Sadie platforms – antique
Repose: Shy – pose 3 (slightly modified)
Silent Sparrow: Mint Lambie Pies – Display

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The water understands

I love water. Maybe it’s from growing up on the East Coast (New Jersey), but for whatever reason I have always been drawn to it. In SL, I spent years living in the sky and desperately missed water, because in my opinion, the Linden water is one of the most beautiful parts of SL. Now that I have a homestead to decorate at my whim, water is always a big part of my sim design. Still, for this post I decided I wanted to “travel” in SL and I took the opportunity to visit Vintage Lace. This new sim is open to the public, but also has 3 residences, so if you visit please be sure to respect the privacy of the sim’s tenants. I’m wearing a playful, sexy new sundress from Neve that you can snag at Mesh Body Addicts, which is open through March 31st. My sexy sandals are from Reign, a recent release that includes 3 different styles of ribbons (ankle, shown here, knee high and thigh high). My bracelets are by Cae and are at Cosmopolitan until March 26th. I am wearing SLink’s Hourglass body with the highly anticipated, newly updated SLink hands, which are now bento compatible! The new Dynamic hands will replace your old hands, if you so choose. You can learn more on the official SLink blog post about this exciting release! I’m also using FATE’s bento hand poser, which is how I got my crossed fingers. It’s so much fun to have this added flexibility!

Monochrome Moonlight

This hair is a new release from Magika. I’ve loved Sabina Gully’s work for years, so whenever she releases something new I get pretty excited. The beautiful Catwa applier I have on is Cintia, new from [theSkinnery] and available at Ultra through the end of the month. It’s really lovely, and again it’s a skin that makes me feel a bit like a pixie. I added Izzie’s beauty mole applier and also Izzie’s natural crease set with eyeliner. I love how it helps define the waterline.

The water understands

The title of this post comes from a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

~Lucie

Credits
SLink: Physique – Hourglass mesh body, SLink feet – high, SLink Dynamic hands (fatpack)
Catwa: Kimberly mesh head
[theSkinnery]: Sona eyes – 6 (mainstore), Cintia applier – champagne Ultra
Magika: Fever hair – HUD 04
Neve: jaunt dress – stripe Mesh Body Addicts
Cae: Hana stacked bracelets Cosmopolitan
Reign: Arya heels – ankle version
Ploom: Fox pose 4 – curvy
Location: Vintage Lace

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Unwrapping a shiny New Year!

For those who have been celebrating, happy Orthodox Christmas/Epiphany to you. This is a special day for me because it’s the anniversary of the first time I ever spoke to my husband, 18 years ago. We made our first date plans over the phone and spent a couple of hours getting to know each other. I always think of it as the day of our personal epiphanies.

I’ve got 3 pics for you today, and the final pic is slightly NSFW. I began the new year with a stomach bug that had me mostly in bed for several days now but I’m finally feeling more myself. I hope your start to 2017 was more cheerful!

First, if you haven’t already seen it, LeLutka has released the updated, Bento compatible version of their popular Simone head. If you already own the original Simone head, wear it when you buy the new one and you will be refunded 50% (the original purchase price of $L2500), which is just awesome! I think this is a stunning head, which was very easy to customize. This new option is great for those who’ve craved a mesh head but wanted to keep their own face, and multiple stores, including Catwa have released bento heads. I already owned Simone, and the updated version was a gift from a dear friend. The new LeLutka HUD is really sleek and easy to use. Definitely check it out. As always, it includes a base skin from Glam Affair, but GA also released several brand new appliers for it which can be found right at LeLutka, in the Undivided section where you’ll find all of their mesh heads. Please note this is the ONLY pre-existing head that is being updated to be Bento compatible. I am wearing Simone with the new Lucrezia applier, which is available at Uber. The eye makeup I have on is from the Simone hud, however. My necklace and earrings by Cae are the exclusive Gifts of the Guardians that you can get from the Gos & Cae collaboration at Gacha Guardians.

Happy New Year!

In both pics I am wearing the Christina gown released at the Just Because mainstore right around the holidays. This gown is absolutely stunning and I could not choose a single color, so I had to change it for the headshot. This can be worn without the fur jacket, which makes it extremely versatile, and while it was the perfect dress for the holiday season, it certainly works year round, with or without the jacket! My malt is wearing a suit from Deadwool. This particular pattern was a limited edition, but it’s available in other colors and it’s really so well done.

Auld Lang Syne

Finally, I knew I wanted to do this last picture the second I saw this clever collaboration between SLC and Sallie at October’s round of The Epiphany. I thought, a tied up, sexy Christmas gift type pic would be hot. This one’s below the cut since it’s sorta NSFW.

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