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RFL Christmas Expo (and more!)

Gosh, it’s been almost two weeks since I blogged. I’ve had some fun RL school stuff to sort through, but it’s resolved now (yay!) and I feel like I can once again focus on blogging. Just the process of starting this post made me realize how much I’ve missed it!

Tis the season in SL… events, hunts and gifts galore abound on the grid these days. Which means I have so, so much I want to share with you… so I’ll get started!

First of all, tomorrow begins the Christmas Expo to support Relay For Life. This is a fabulous charity, and one that Second Life residents raise a lot of money for every year. This charity is personal for me, as many of my family members have battled cancer. Some lost their battles, but other have survived. I myself have to get regular blood tests because there’s been some slight concern about my chronically high white blood cell count. So far, I’ve remained healthy and there’s nothing to worry about (except that I’m an expert worrier), but it’s scary enough. Having gone through only that (as well as watching loved ones cope with cancer), I can’t imagine how terrifying facing an actual cancer diagnosis is on a personal level.

The blogger preview for this event is later today, so I imagine in the days to come I will have far more to share. The following is just a teaser. I was fortunate enough to have the chance to preview the lovely Samantha skin from Diamond Style. I’ve often said that if I were ever to ditch my red hair in SL, I’d go for black hair. Well, this skin has dark brows and more pink eyeshadow than I think would flatter my usual red, so I opted for one of Truth’s gorgeous blacks! Don’t worry, though. My red hair isn’t going anywhere for long! I paired this skin with the gorgeous With Love From hunt gift from Cae. I love this jewelry set so much. It reminds me of little winter berries, and yet it will stay seasonal all year long.

Silver Diamonds

The festive, sparkly and glam makeup on Samantha demanded a gorgeous, festive dress! So I tossed on this adorable glitter mini from Sn@tch. This adorable little dress comes in many colors, including a basic black… and you get them all in your pack for a fabulous price. Just remember, at Sn@tch you’re buying just your size in mesh, so be sure to demo first, so you get the proper size for your shape. My sexy kitten heels are from SLink. I love how richly detailed these are. They really look like they are fabric… shiny, beautiful satin to be exact.

Sn@tch Perfection

You’d pretty much have to be living in a box to not have heard that the new addition of The Arcade began this past weekend. It took me three days before I could even get in, but now it’s probably quieted down some. If it’s like last time, though, it may be hard to get in again over the weekend, so be sure to try to pop over during the week if you can! The tiara I am wearing in the next two pics is one of so many amazing items you can find there. I plan to do more pics for The Arcade, including a close up of the adorable Noodles’ tiaras.

One of my favorite spots to take pics in SL is Water Reserve, home of *emm shop & scribbled hearts. Well, the amazing Randi Lenroy & Snowy Melody have outdone themselves with the winter look of this sim, and that’s where the following pics were taken. Initially, I’d had every intention of making use of their adorable, sparkly skating pond. But then I saw this leaf floating off shore, and I was compelled to sit on it and snap pics.

So far away

The festive little leaf has multiple poses, and I very much enjoyed my float. I do look a bit sullen, though… as if waiting for a deep freeze. I titled this next pic “Downfall of the Ice Queen.”

Downfall of the Ice Queen

Definitely be sure to check out The Arcade. Here’s the shopping guide to help you plan your visit.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Diamond Style – Samantha*
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Denim
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Mysteria
Hair: Truth – Portia – Raven
Jewelry: Cae – Flourish**
Dress: Sn@tch – Glitter mini – Wine
Shoes: SLink – 2-strap pumps – black
Pose: Embody – Peekaboo 1

Look 2:
Skin: Belleza – Wynter (from Fifty Linden Friday)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Joy 2 – Dark Flame (tinted)
Tiara: Noodles – Purest Snow – Silver/Diamond***
Shirt: E! Eclectic Apparel – Grace Turtleneck – Midnight
Pants: coldLogic – eise.wine
Skates: BAX – Ice Skates – silver

*Available @ the Christmas Expo
**With Love From hunt gift
***Available @ The Arcade

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Around The World

If you haven’t already heard about Around The World, you should definitely check it out. It’s an awesome event brought to us by The Ego Co. It’s one of those cool events that celebrates diversity and represents multiple cultures. I have a few items from this event to share with you.

This gaucho outfit is from Valentina E. Couture. I love the variety of colors it comes in, and chose to show off the red. I don’t tend to wear a lot of red… in either of my lives! Well, aside from my hair. 😉 But I do love red. I added a cute beret from Evolve, also an ATW item. My shoes are from Ingenue, from the first round of The Arcade. The hair is a recent release from Truth, Rashida… and I just love how sleek and sophisticated it is! Oh, and it’s Pose Appreciate Week, and in this post I used poses from Adorkable. This pose was one of a pack in October’s MySecond Box. It’s a pack called Attitude, and I used pose 3 and the mirrored version of pose 3 for the two pics in this blog post!

Around The World

This next pic lets you take a closer look at the detail work in the VE outfit… and also gives me the chance to show off this adorable bangle bracelet from Noodles, which is also available at Around The World. My adorable necklace is from HandVerk for L’Accessories. I saw it and knew it would work perfectly for this outfit. There’s also a bolero jacket and cute hat available from Valentina E. Couture for this outfit, but I wanted to create a “melting pot” feeling. Finally, this stunning skin is part of a new release from Adam n Eve. It’s Laina and I am in love with it. You’ll see more of this skin in my next post, too!

Melting Pot

That’s all from me for now. Be sure to stop by Around The World before it ends on November 29th!

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Adam n Eve – Laina Tone 2 – Daisy w/red brows & dimples tattoos
Lipstick: Adam n Eve – Laina – Burnt Orange (sold separately)
Hair: Truth – Rashida – Blood w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Olive
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hat: Evolve – Beret – Black*
Bracelet: Noodles – Shane Bangle – Black w/silver*
Nails: Izzie’s – Metal Stripe
Outfit: Valentina E. Couture – Gaucho One Piece – Red*
Necklace: HandVerk – Palette Boho Standard
Shoes: Ingenue – Ariane – Noir
Poses: Adorkable – Attitude 3 & 3m

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The Arcade SL

You’d pretty much have to be living under a rock in SL to not have heard about The Arcade by now… this gacha festival has been one of the more popular SL events in recent memory. Even a full week after opening, I still had trouble tping in, as the region was full! I’ve shared a few pieces from this event in various recent posts, but this is my first dedicated to the event. There is really just so much awesomeness to be had at this event, so be sure to check it out. They’ve even created a handy shoppers guide, which you can check out here.

I must start off this post with the adorable Beetlebones hamster avatar that has been all over Flickr. I was lucky enough to get the fawn one from a friend. I decided to wear my Auxiliary ears, because, well… just so much cute! I curled up on my stuffed giraffe from NiNight Creations and we chatted about our day.

Tell me about your day

Because there’s just so much great stuff to be had, I decided to try my hand at a collage style pic. In this pic you can see my items from Floorplan… the cubby and the clock. On top of the cubby is my Survivor piggy bank from Sway’s. Some might find the white one boring, but I liked her! The adorable ironing board and the piles of clothing are from LISP. The clothes self rezz when you pic a pose. The basket of laundry is also one of the items from LISP, as is the cute rug you can just catch a glimpse of in the ironing shot. The two cameo style pieces on the cubby are the packaging from the Noodles fairytale necklaces. They are so cute, and you can mod them… and as adorable as the necklaces are, I think I’m a bit like a toddler on these. I like the packaging even better! You can use them to decorate, and how fun is that! My mesh robe is from Stickfigure Home… and it’s cozy and perfect for laundry day, don’t you think?

The Arcade

Glam Affair has some really fun skins at The Arcade, and I got 07… which is sort of vampire pale and very goth. And so very not my usual look, but it’s just stunning. I decided to depart from my usual red hair for a special occasion and paired the skin with the new Stevie hair from Truth in Raven. My eyes are from the new Kaleido series by IKON, and they’re really cool.

Roza 07 - The Arcade

I love this mesh tank from Mon Cheri’s gacha, and I paired it with a skirt I snagged during the recent sale at Evolve. I love my Gos Triumph boots, and I knew they’d compliment the look just perfectly.

Edgy Arcade

I will likely have another post of things from The Arcade. The event runs through October 15th, so there’s still time to check it out!

~Lucie

Credits
Pic 1:
Avatar: Beetlebones – Hamster – Fawn*
Giraffe: NiNight Creations – Giraffe w/animations
Decor: Post – Apple bucket w/old spiggot, What Next – Storybook Autumn Ground Cover
Ears: Auxiliary – Gacha Mouse Ears – White 2

Pic 2:
Skin: Al Vulo – Georgie Custard – Natural
Hair: Elikatira – Return – Red 09
Socks: Maitreya – Scrunch socks
Robe: Stickfigure Home – Pink
Bank: Sway’s – Survivor White*
Ironing Board: LISP – Dolly Days – Blue*
Basket: LISP – Dolly Days – Red Laundry Basket*
Cubby: Floorplan – chevron cubby – purple*
Clock: Floorplan – Driftwood clock – purple*
Rug: LISP – Dolly Days – Pink*
Cameos: Noodles – Dream Wish & Part of Your World (packaging)*

Pics 3 & 4
Skin: Glam Affair – Roza 07 for The Arcade*
Eyes: IKON – Kaleido – Oil
Hair: Truth – Stevie – Raven w/roots
Nails: Izzie’s – Gradient Metallic
Top: Mon Cheri – Dead Romance Tank*
Skirt: Evolve – Fade Skirt – Grey
Boots: Gos – Triumph – Worn (with Archie accents)
Pose: Embody – Lust 1

*Items available at The Arcade SL event