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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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Santa’s Helper

Exile has created the cutest little dress that is perfect for being a holiday elf or Mrs. Claus herself. There’s also a hair designed to fit perfectly under its fuzzy hood! The dress is called Santa Baby and comes in 3 color packs. The hair is called Weekender and comes in all of Exile’s usual colors. You’ll find both in the Mainstore. I thought the look was perfect for helping to sell trees on the tree farm by hive I picked up from Tannenbaum. My gorgeous tree is from Half-Deer and you can find it at Collabor88. There are so many colors and styles (I am using the Traditional here), and if you love Christmas as much as I do, I highly recommend the fatpack for L$788. It’s a great deal. My adorable shoes are Ingenue for The Arcade. I also want to point out my reindeer, as he’s from a new store called Mad Match. Right now they only have a Marketplace store, but there are some really cute things and it’s definitely worth checking out.

Santa's helper

I am wearing one of LAQ’s recent bento head releases, Scarlet. I love this head. It’s sweet and doll-like. I’m wearing it with the Lola Glam Affair skin applier designed for it that you can find at Kustom 9.

Scarlet & Emerald

While I’m talking about LAQ, I want to mention that the newest head Neve is on sale for just L$500 through Christmas Eve! So if you need to give a last minute gift or need a new head for yourself or an alt, this is a great opportunity to grab a gorgeous head for an unreal price. I intend to blog that one in the next week or two but I really wanted to make sure to mention it before the sale ended!

To all of you celebrating, I wish you a very Merry Christmas, full of love, goodies and lots of happy memories!

Love,
Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Scarlet mesh head
Glam Affair: Lola applier – Asia Kustom 9
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – Browns and Greens – Green Brown
Exile: Weekender hair – reds, Santa Baby dress – Green
Izzie’s: Reindeer tights applier
Ingenue: Mabelle Oxfords – Forest The Arcade
Hopscotch: Brooklyn 5 pose

Decor:
hive: Christmas tree farm building and trees Tannenbaum
Half-Deer: Christmas Set – Traditional – FULL TREE SETUP, Tassel Garland – Christmas – Long
Cheeky Pea: Winter Isle Art 1, 2 and 3
Serenity Style– Jojo Cozy Armchair Deco(c)rate November 2017
dust bunny . winter decor . peppermint green Tannenbaum
Hopscotch: Winter Pleasures – Snowman
MAD MATCH: REINDEER (RESIZABLE)

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Candy Cane Crush

Just a seasonal quickie today… I was shooting the ad for this new prop pose we released over the weekend at Repose, and I liked how it came out and decided to edit it for blogging. The pose is still 60% off through today, if you want to go snag it! Me and my alt are both wearing a new release from Valentina E. Couture that is just utterly gorgeous. You can find it at The Fantasy Collective’s birthday round!

Candy Cane Crush

On a final note, my alt is wearing Magika’s First Light hair, which is part of the Linden Labs 12 Days Of Savings Marketplace event. So you can grab it here at a discounted price for a limited time!

~Lucie

Credits

On Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
Catwa: Jessica Mesh Head
Lara Hurley: Christy applier – Rose Pale
Exile: Looking Back – Naturals (recently ended event release that should be in the mainstore soon)
Valentina E. Couture: Dazzle Jewelled bra & Dazzle Jewelled leggings – Line The Fantasy Collective
Reign: Posh Pumps – White

On Kissa:
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
Glam Affair: Eles skin – Asia 06
Magika: First Light hair – Hud 01
Buzzeri: Moka eyes – Midnight
SLink: Mesh hands – Relaxed
Valentina E. Couture: Dazzle Jewelled bra & Dazzle Jewelled leggings – Berry The Fantasy Collective
Reign: Posh Pumps – Black

Repose: Candy Cane Crush pose

Decor
Trompe Loeil: Attic Skybox + Surround
LAQ Decor: Christmas Tree – Blue
Dysfunctional Designs: The Fluffy Rug
Lark: Pale Winter Wreath Blue – RARE
ISPACHI: Log Candle Holders (LIT)
Artisan Fantasy: Marquee – Ho Ho Ho White
DIGS: Festive Typography – ‘Tis The Season White

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The prodigal blogger returns

Hi! I’m back… and I hope all of you in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was quiet and lovely, just the way I like it.

So today I want to talk about the amazing Tannenbaum Market that opened this past week and runs through December 25th. This event features awesome designers with lovely holiday and winter goodies. There’s also one of the coolest gacha ideas I’ve ever seen… but I’ll get to that in a moment.

First, my outfit. It’s Valentina E. Couture, the sweater top is optional (the dress itself is strapless) and it comes in 4 colors. I chose the evergreen, and paired it with Ingenue’s cozy socks and flats. I love these socks because they have cuffs that are fitted to the Maitreya body (and also SLink Physique, fitted mesh and unrigged versions). I suck at resizing things, and with my fuller figured av, I always have to. The shoes are so cute and they look comfy as hell. I want a pair in RL, tbh. My wreath of lights is from Ohmai, also at Tannenabaum. It’s texture change and there is an unlit version, too.

Tis the season

Now, about the tree and the gachas at Tannenbaum. The tree is undecorated, in the stand, and was made by Botanical, and is available for sale for just L$250. It’s well worth it, as it’s gorgeous. But beyond that, the gachas are ornaments and decor designed especially for this tree! Which makes it easier to decorate. I love this idea so much. I love the concept that friends and SL families can come together, each with their own ornaments and decorate as a group. It adds a level of realism to a virtual world that I never even thought of before, but it’s such a lovely touch. I know some of you are gacha weary, and I feel strongly that they have their time and place (like gacha exclusive events such as The Epiphany or The Arcade), but this one is SO sweet and lovely. It was a brilliant idea, and I hope others have fun with it. I’ll be doing closeups of the ornaments featured on the tree in a later post because they’re too beautiful not to be seen close up.

The stockings on the mantle are from Lost Junction, also at Tannenbaum. I love the shape, the colors… they’re super adorable and realistic looking.

More soon…

~Lucie

Credits:
Fashion

On Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Jessica mesh head
Lara Hurley: Christy applier for Catwa – rose pale
Eula: Daria hair – reds
Buzzeri: Duo eyes – Forrest
Ohmai: X-Mas Lights Wreath – Serious – Lit Tannebaum
Valentina E. Couture: Noell sweater & dress – Evergreen Tannebaum
Ingenue: Edmee loafers – Hollyberry & Twinkle Toes socks Tannebaum

On Sephie:
Clef de Peau: Robin – tone 4 w/stubble tattoo
Exile: 6th Avenue Heartache – Raven
I.D.: September eyes – Amber
FATEwear: Cooper shirt – Tundra, Peter pants – Lagoon
FATEstep: Owen moccasins

Repose: Gifting group pose and props (with two poseballs hidden)

Decor:
Barnesworth Anubis – Maitland house (modified)
Fancy Decor: Wooden Snowflake B Tannebaum
R(S)W: Christmas Card Row Tannebaum
Lost Junction: Hangy Socks – Green – Stocking A, Hangy Socks – Red Print – All, Hangy Socks – Green – Stocking B Tannebaum
JIM: Rustic House (Christmas) Tannebaum
Botanical: Fir Christmas Tree Tannebaum
Silence: Tree skirt – red (Rare) Tannebaum
Studio Skye: Falling snow system (snow seen out of the window created with this amazing system)

(Details on tree decor in future post, but feel free to ask questions in the comments if you can’t wait!)

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The Preparations Of Mrs. Claus

Few people know this, but Mrs. Claus – before she was Mrs. Claus – was a one woman real estate empire. She still owns one special property, and every year she gets it ready for Christmas guests with some decorations and just a touch of her very own Christmas magic. I know… I was amazed by this, too. But here’s the photographic evidence.

So much to do

Of course, she’s very in tune with nature. There are even rumors that in addition to being a real estate mogul and the wife of Santa, she’s also Mother Nature… but these are unsubstantiated claims. For now! Regardless, it’s hardly surprising to see that she’s let a family of bunnies nest in her hair.

Mrs. Claus's Christmas Portrait

Now, forgive me as I just take a moment to step out of the story to talk about a few of these items. First off, the hair from Tableau Vivant for Collabor88. So clever, so cute. This skin from Imabee at We ❤ Role-Play… I feel like a freakin' princess in this skin. It feels wonderfully unique, especially the lips. And the coat from May's Soul, also at We ❤ Role-Play is like wrapping yourself in a big, cozy marshmallow or something. It looks so comfy and warm and cute! Full credits (and links to the events) below.

~Lucie

PS. Curious about Mrs. Claus's Christmas guests? Well, that's the next post. 😉

Credits
Fashion:
Imabee: Amoneth skin w/lip gloss 5 We ❤ Role-Play
Tableau Vivant: Snow Bunny Hair – Reds Collabor88
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Jade
May’s Soul: Snow Coat – White We ❤ Role-Play
Cae: Blitzen earrings FaMESHed
SLink: Mesh hands – flat & Casual
League: Winter Wedge Boots – green
Repose: Ornamental pose & prop 5

Decor:
Pixel Mode: Willow Log Cabin Winter
Ispachi: Cherished Moments Polar Bears, Huskies & Snowy Owls The Arcade
Artisan Fantasy: Snowden Peaks – Wreath Red Flowers We ❤ Role-Play
Alouette: Box of Ornaments 1 (part of Santa’s Workshop, previous Arcade release)
Junk: Wood Burner The Arcade
Turnip’s: Skydome with winter add on
Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods, Snow Formations & Grass
Dysfunctional Designs: Frilly Pine Trees w/Sparkles

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Don’t want it to end…

The hardest part of the holidays for me is when they end! I love the decorations, the lights… all the little things that make it magical. Of course, I understand it’s the limited time we use them that makes them so special, but it’s still always sad (for me) to see them go. I’ve had this pesky cold. Not enough to make me spend my days asleep, but it’s a distraction. So, I’ve been taking lots of pics and figured I’d blog some of them, finally, since right now I’m feeling pretty good.

First up… Christmas. On Christmas night I got to spend some quiet time with two friends. The munchkin and I were kind of sleepy, so we made our other friend finish wrapping presents courtesy of Kuro’s Wrapping Gifts prop set (at The Garden). I’m wearing PJs from FateWear and Isley is sleeping in the adorable Waiting For Santa sleeping bag set from O.M.E.N for Collabor88. The adorable dog is from Half+Deer for The Garden. The build is the gorgeous Trilby Dacha from Scarlet Creative, also at Collabor88.

Christmas Friends

Next up, this gorgeous sleigh from Pixel Mode Home for The Garden. There are multiple colors, but I liked the drama of the red & black. There are also Naughty (adult) and Nice (PG) versions, which made me giggle just a bit. It’s gorgeously detailed, and I don’t think this is limited to Christmas at all! I think you can use it all winter long, and you can go grab it at The Garden through January 10th! Especially since the blanket is texture change, making it more versatile. The ground blanket with champagne is included, too!

Sleigh

I have more pics to share, so here we go… this next one features Sway’s Wonderful Life living room set, which is also available at The Garden, as are the cute stockings from Barnesworth Anubis (they are one of the gacha items at this edition of the event). The strewn lights and boxes of Christmas decor are from Second Spaces, and the tree is also from Sway’s.

Christmas

While we were decorating, my naughty KittyCatS got into some mischief! The KittyCatS team really did an amazing job with these Naughty cats. The lights on them even blink, as you can see below. The tree skirt is from tarte. and is one of their gacha items for The Garden.

Naughty Kittens

This next collage features items from The Arcade, which has sadly ended. However, there are still yard sales (just do a search for Arcade yard sales in places), so if you want any of these things, and they aren’t in mainstores, you may be able to find them that way! The gorgeous dining room set is from tarte. and is another item from The Garden. The stockings in the dining room are from Dysfunctional Designs, and they are texture change. Also from Dysfunctional Designs is the cute Christmas tree photo collage on the mantle in the living room. The baking table, and much of the decor on it was from Pixel Mode’s Arcade set, and the hand mixer and tins are from Second Spaces Arcade set. The kitchen shelf was also an Arcade item, this time from Tres Blah.

Christmas Collage

This next pic features Cheeky Pea’s beautiful Yukon kitchen island, and is topped with lots of my Arcade goodies. Featured are items from Second Spaces, Tres Blah, Vespertine and Pixel Mode. If you’d like the name of anything specific, please ask! I normally would list it all, but I want to be sure I get this post done before the holidays are officially over (seeing as it’s New Year’s Day!).

Bake ALL the things!

I wish all of you a wonderful 2014. I want to especially say thank you to all the wonderful designers who have supported my blogging efforts, and to those of you take the time to read.

~Lucie

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Tis the season…

I feel like December has just been running away from me! How is it already almost Christmas?! Well, I have a few things to share, and I won’t ramble on (well, I will try not to) because I know many of us are rushing about trying to get ready for the holidays. But can I just say this about December? Holy events and sales! I do love December, even if it likes to sneak by me.

First up, I borrowed my BFF Rosa, and we got comfy in this adorable igloo from What Next. This igloo is What Next’s Arcade offering for this edition, and you have time still to go try your luck. I’m using the Oh Deer Rare version because I love the little mailbox that is included in the rares. Oh, the pretty, sparkly kittens keeping Rosa company (while I am on the lookout for polar bears!) are two of the Purr Balls from KittyCatS holiday collections. There will be more pics of holiday kittens to come because somehow I wound up with ten of them! I know, I know. I need an intervention. My adorable coat dress, hair and boots are both Collabor88 items. The dress is from The Secret Store, the hair (with hat) is Lamb, and the boots are Ingenue.

Polar Bear Lookout

Next up on the agenda! Blacklace always does the loveliest lingerie, and you can count on Mariska Simons for gorgeous seasonal versions, too. This set is one of the Oakley sets designed for those special festive moments. In my case, it’s relaxing on my new Tia sofa that I snagged at The Garden. I bought the entire living room set. I love the vintage design, and it’s hud controlled with texture change options. I’m using one of the seasonal ones, but it has plenty of gorgeous year round options, too. Speaking of vintage, how awesome is the space heater? I HAD to have that. It’s from 7 Emporium for The Mens Dept and it’s beautifully made, like all 7 items (and can be turned off). My hair is Melita, one of the six new styles Truth recently released, and I love the long, loose curls pulled over one shoulder. The house I am in is the Trilby Dacha, Scarlet Creative’s absolutely stunning Collabor88 home for December.

Santa, baby...

Finally, I have to show you this gorgeous new Glam Affair skin, Kaelyn. I love this skin. It’s just so soft and beautiful, which is classic Glam Affair. I am also debuting my new shape (only the face is different). I got bored! Rosa says I don’t look like “her Lucie” anymore, but I’m loving the change. My gorgeous eyes are the latest release from IKON, and they are mesh! You can find them at the current round of FaMESHed.

Kaelyn by Glam Affair

I hope to do a decor post tomorrow! I have so many wonderful Christmas goodies to show you.

~Lucie

Credits
Pic 1

PXL: Mia Black Label – Natural Peach
Lamb: Desire Lines hair – Sun Dried Tomato Collabor88
The Secret Store: Sarah Dress Coat – Blueberry – Collabor88
SySy’s: Diamond tights – Charcoal
Ingenue: Birgitta Boots – Noir Collabor88

What Next: Oh Deer Igloo – Rare The Arcade
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment
[DDD]: Frilly Pine Trees w/sparkles
Botanical: Aspen trees

Pics 2 & 3

Glam Affair: Kaelyn – America – 10F w/nose option 3
Truth: Melita hair – Dark reds
IKON: Spectral eyes – Green FaMESHed
Blacklace: Oakley Christmas lace w/bow mesh corset – red & green
SLink: Casual hands, medium feet
The Wicked Peach: Frostbite Nails for SLink hands
LVLE: Elena pump for SLink feet – Viridian

Tia: Deco Lounge – Cuddle The Garden
Scarlet Creative: Trilby Dacha Collabor88
Seven Emporium: Portable furnace The Men’s Dept.