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By the water

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It´s not by the water really but all over SL that the Four Walls Hunt starts today, for the rest of this month at a lovely selection of stores you will find items worth 200L set for sale at 20L and hidden somewhere inside and adorable box with a tree. So go, and hunt and grabb some awesome stuff while you ignore the rest of this rambling blog post.

I wanted to do a special post with more items from the hunt, by the way you can check some previews on their website here, but sadly SL has been hating me latelly, viewers that crash, textures that will not rezz at all, shadows that are ridiculously weird and a lot of bug square, so i couldn´t do my original plan of showing has many hunt items as possible. Also January is one of the busiest and craziest months for my family, we celebrate not one, not two but three birthdays one of them including mine, so between cake and cupcakes, lunches and birthday parties i´m busy, busy.

But i was lucky with these two pics and managed to also stop at COLLABOR88 for some shopping.

I´m not much of a metalics person so this months C88 was a bit lost on me i´ll admit, but i had to grab this lovely dress from R2 i love the shape i love the way the fabric falls and how the rigging is so well done, i just wish it came with matching panties, and the bracelets from BOOM where a perfect match for it, and it all went well with my silly idea of using water, to be honest i rarelly do pics in the water, i dunno why maybe i find it´s sometimes over used, and maybe cause people always mute the skies in them a bit, but i ended up doing a lot of things i don´t usually do it seems.

And i love doing that, going out of my usual confort zone and doing things i´m not used to and i knew i would have to beacause of this chair, it´s called Somewhere Beyond The Sea Chair and it´s by [bauwerk] which is the new brand from the 22769  boys exclusevly for furniture and house decor, and mixing that with these gorgeous Pose Plastique poses called by the water and some soft as clouds and big as well hair from Magika, i was waiting to blog about for ages, i knew there was no way i could avoid water and sky, so i might as well embrace it.

So here it is what SL allowed me to do briefly and also a close up from this dreamy Glam Affair skin with one of my favourite lipstick colours so far this year, see you all again soon if i don´t overdose in cake.

Oh and if you´re still reading, go, go and rush to do some hunting.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair– Renee – Trending 03 (COLLABOR88)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Magika –  Sigh (COLLABOR88)
Dress: r2 – A/D/E metallic dress (COLLABOR88)
Cuffs: BOOM – Fearless
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands
Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet

Chair by 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Somewhere Beyond The Sea Chair (Four Walls Hunt)

Poses by Pose Plastique – By the Water

These are a few of my favourite things part 2

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Some time ago i did a blog about some of my favourite shops over the past year, on that post you can find here: These are a few of my favourite things part 1 i talked mostly about skins, and of course a lot was left out, so today i bring you clothes and jewelry.

Now let´s talk about clothes, the advent of mesh brought a lot of changes to how we wear clothes these day, issues with standard sizes, templates and deformer where highly talked this year, most creators had to adapt and learn not also mesh but rigging, for some it was easier than for others, a huge amount of new shops came out, and a few won ground in customer preferences. I adore mesh clothes, system layers and even hybrids of both.

The amount of shops i usually wear here is quite big and it would be impossible to talk extensively about them all, so i´m gonna simply name a few of my favourites over the past year and talk maybe a bit more on some newcomers.

My favourites for blogging and regular wear this year where: MaitreyaGeometryBiloZaaraLeagueCracked MirrorErraticIngenueColdLogic, These of course are just a few of the many brands you can find in SL or my inventory, but basically the shops i end up wearing more here and/or inworld: But a few shops stand out for me this year as you can see on my next paragraph.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Belleza – Wynter Skin
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: booN
Dress: Volstead  – Empire
Jewelry: [HANDverk] – Beaded Leather Necklace and Earrings

It was pretty cool to see Glam Affair  start doing clothes and even more recently hair also, i can´t wait to see more clothes from them.

I don´t really do Roleplay in SL but Volstead  that started as an entry of clothes for a themed 20´s RP sim contest has won my heart and not only are the clothes gorgeous and some of my favourite of this year, but they work outside of RP environments.

Another two shops i´ve keep and eye on most of the year are Perception and 22769 – casual couture, Maggie started doing corsets and does some of the best shaped ones in sl due to her knowledge in corsetery in actual RL, and i´ve seen her work move well father away from simply corsets to a whole new array of products.

In the meanwhile the boys from 22769 can basically do it all it seems, they do furniture, clothes for both sexes house and decor stuff, there´s nothing they can´t do and they do it always with a smile, meaning Manu and Paco also get a prize for nicest creators in SL this year.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair– Renee (My Attic)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Truth – Sassy (My Attic)
Corset: Perception – Overbust Corset — Capricorn (Zodiac)
Necklace: Perception – Capricorn Horn Necklace (Zodiac)

Now jewelry, in RL i can´t wear earings, not for more than 15 minutes before the itching starts i don´t wear necklaces either because i don´t like things around my neck, but in sl i can and do wear all of those, this year we had a few newcomers i fell in love with like House of Rain, stores i already knew and wore like, [HANDverk]LaGyo and lassitude & ennui and the biggest surprise of them all  Maxi Gossamer who now makes some of their sl pieces available for you also in Rl, follow the link to see which models are available here.

Well that´s all for now, hopefully i´ll be back soon with another instalement of my favourite things this last year, see you all soon and have a glorious weekend

These are a few of my favourite things part 1

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And when i say a few i mean only a few, I remember well a year ago when mesh was new, there where only a few stores selling mesh and the quality was very different then what we have today, the SL fashion industry changed and moved into the future finally, leaving a lot of people lost and confused.

Today mesh is a huge part of our SL lifes stores embraced it, some going full mesh, some going partial, some embracing it in a whole no different way recently, with the coming of mesh boobs and appliers for them so that regular system clothes could literally embrace the mesh itself.

Over the year we´ve seen new brands arriving, old ones revamping themselves and a whole lot of new things, today i was a bit bored, i´ve been busy this holiday season like you all, but today i found i had a little time to sit down and organize my inventory, as usual i was looking at events stuff, moving things into folders, opening boxes, trying out things, and i usually look a mess when doing so, i wanted to take a pic of the new Bilo skin for this months Zodiac, I had no idea what hair to wear and luckily i had stopped at My Attic and grabbed this cute Ploom updo and i realized i was not only wearing some holiday colours but i was wearing some of my favourite brands, and over this year i gained so many favourite stores i decide to do a few more pics of random stuff from random events i have laying about.

Then suddenly i find my self putting up my idea of my favourite shops from the past year, so here are a few portraits and thoughts on the shops i´ve been wearing most often and blogging about.

First i will start with skins I´m here wearing a skin from Bilo, i didn´t feature first because of my special connection with the brand (If you look at my profile it´s writen there I am a CSR for the store, I would like to say i don´t get payed for it  in any way shape or form tho, I´ve just known Chandra for sometime now, and we´ve been close friends since then, I started blogging when she started entering events and I´ve seen her shop growing slowly over time in quality and effort, I now know a lot more than i ever did before about the creating process, how much sweat and tears go into it, be it mesh or a texture) This pic was just the starting point for this post.

Another skin brand that I´ve seen grow over time in a really suprising and impressive way is Essences another shops also featured in this Edition of Zodiac, that has also been in almost every big event for this past half month, with an increasingly quality, making me slowly grow closer and closer to their skins.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Bilo – Esha (Zodiac)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Ploom – Mosh (My Attic)
Cardigan: Bilo – Munira Cardigan

Now what do i mean with growing into a skin? Let me explain it better, some skins you go hmm i like this is different, and as you wear it more and more often with time, it growns on you, it´s not that use makes you appreciate something better, just that you slowly step out of your usual everyday look and start enjoying and appreciating different facets of yourself and your own shape.

I never change my facial features, I´ve stopped tweaking my shape about two years ago when i was finally happy with the final result, and this brand skin always looked different on me and i couldn´t pin it down why, I´m talking about Glam Affair a brand that always made me go hmm, but after a year of blogging has become my second most blogged brand and one of my favourites, not just for Fantasy but regular more fashionable pics, i collect most of the brands special events skins and i´m totally in love with them all.

Another skin I´ve had a similar relationship with was Pink Fuel, again one of the best SL brands that i always tought looked slighty off on me until i started grabbing and wearing not just here but also occasionally inwrold every special event edition.

Mind you i still wear mostly my favourite skin inworld which is my Milena by Mynerva i love it´s clean no makeup look more than anything else for my daily walkbouts, but i´m starting to realize i wear it less and less as my Skin folder grows bigger and my time for walkbouts grows smaller, and now i found out, well not really found out just wore a bit more a lot other skins like Belleza who´s Wynter Skin a few weeks ago for Fifty Linden Friday had me gasping for how beautiful it is.

My knees go weak with every Fallen Gods release and my inner Fantasy geek wants to fly around SL naked wearing nothing but skin and wings. I cry a little when i see every new My Ugly Dorothy skin out there or Mother Goose´s i wish would actually fit my shape, and i feel tempted to make a new one just for their skins. And i´m slowly growing fonder of the Skinnery,  and i´m atencipaticing Nomine´s new focus only on fantasy skins. And this only to name a few shops i didn´t picture here on this post and it´s follow up one.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Essences – Caprice skin (Zodiac)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Amelie
Dress: Geometry – Winter (Gothmas by Gaslight)

At the end of a day i realized a skin says a lot about who we are and is one of the most important pieces of an avatar, but i think i also found out my avatar wants to be a lot of different things and some might not even make much sense to me at the time, but it will at some point, when i realize i feel good enough on my own skin to change it as often as i can and feel like.

Unhinged

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You all know i love events, i love having all of my favourite designers in one place, like a huge Fair or Carnival, i even love more themed events, i even like more events with a common cause or purpose, be it just thru their theme, or for a specifc thing, like  charity.

But i like event better when i can help out my friends, or simply work with them, I´ve known Eku Zhong of Culprit for a few years, we met thru SLU and since the day i added her to my friends list my life got a little richer, mostly richer with laughs and wise advise, because she is the kind of person who will make you smile no matter how shitty your day is, and now i have a chance to help out a little in making Eku smile, Nephilaine Portagonist explains the whole situation here better than i ever could on this post: A love letter for Eku ❤ but basically and in summary Eku needs to have surgery to the skull that protects that amazing little and quick brain of hers, and this is when friends gather to help and try to make the whole situation affordable for Eku and her partner Yure.

Most of us had no idea of how serious the situation even was to be honest, her humour and joy for life never let it show all the hardships she has to go thru on a daily basis, but now we know and Unhinged is born and it´s a month lasting event with a skull theme/inspiration, starting on November 15th through December 15th, and it´s a gatcha Fair with a lot of pretty awesome stores participating.

Now how am i helping? I did so far two poster pics, that you can see further down and am along with Sonya over at Astalianda coordinating bloggers (remember to fill in this application if you would like to join us), and also helping out with promoting in general. Another thing i´m planning is sponsoring the event myself probably with a photo contest for more info on that you can follow out Flickr Group, or just check for news on the Unhinged blog, my personal blog here or the SLU thread about it.

In the meanwhile i´ll be here helping out with anything needed, and wearing some pretty stuff from my favourite big events going on at the moment: Cinema and The Costume Ball.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair – Ginny – America
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Alice Project – Willow (Cinema)
Dress: Dare Designs: Stiletto
Lace Top: Dare Designs – Ophelia – shirt
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss 

Poses by  Pose Plastique (not available yet)

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Pink Fuel – Alyx – Siren (The Costume Ball)
Outfit: Ezura Xue:  Mummy Bride (Cinema)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands

Make me a star

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This blog post is a simple look, my idea for it was totally different tho, and while mixing and matching i really liked this mix of colours, and  it´s a mix of older COLLABOR88 things with one of Volstead´s dresses for Cinema.

I haven´t talked much about Volstead here yet, it´s one of my favourite clothing brands, and quite recent, with a style focused on the 20´s, but with amazing pieces that work well even today, what i do like a lot about their dresses, is the clever use of transparency on the top layers, and how all the pieces from different colours and outfits can be mixed with others, a versatility is a must, as well as pretty cute dresses that are this original.

Well like i said you can catch Volstead at Cinema, I´ve already blogged them earlier this month over at The Hottie Cooterati Experience, and speaking of the devil, a small reminder that Zodiac starts today, and i blogged a small preview here

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair – Lilith – Europa
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Bambi
Dress: Volstead – Empire (Cinema)
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer  – Aletta Catwalk

Collaborate

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As i said on my last blog post i´ve been away and now on return i find myself spinning on all the new and regular events, regular like Zodiac which i blogged over the weekend and you can find at the official Hottie Cooterati Experience blog here, and new because Cinema is almost here and i will start soon showing you guys some previews, while we anxiously await the doors opening.

In the meanwhile another regular event just opened it´s doors yesterday, and as usual and from what i have seen at Seraphim and the multiple plurks by the creators, a lot of new and discounted goodies like every month, with a mix of dashing bright colours and quite unique items, sadly i´ve yet to get to the event, and i doubt i will be able in the next couple of days, with all the traffic, but i already have a pretty long mental shopping list.

So today i bring you some of last months items that should be available at the shops own stores, and i also bring you guys new shoes, or better new boots, these from one of my favourite brands, lassitude & ennui, that where specially made for this last edition of L’accessoires, that ended sadly yesterday but should be available at the shop soon.

So guys consider this my to late blog post, where i show of things from events ended and prepare for their new editions.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair   –  Lilith
Hair: Elikatira – Flattery
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Dress and cardigan: {u.f.o.} – you and me/cream, ribbonbon cardigan/purple
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Marrakech Heart
Boots: lassitude & ennui– Phoebe boots
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss 

Poses by STaTUS

Goodbye and good luck

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Well this month marked the end of The ZombiePopcorn, since 2009 they have done hunts and events some bi-weekly, some anualy all pretty much amazing, and had the wonderful chance to blog with them latelly for the last few months, but is good to see people going for new things in RL, which is what happened in this case, so this blog post is a goodbye and good luck to all of those involved in this amazing project, and a way to show of all the posts i had the pleasure of doing in their website.

Here are the pics taken and credits, for the full text and post follow the links on titles. See you all soon.

Skye

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Lara Hurley – Nuala
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Skye (Zombie Popcorn Brand)

White Swan

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Skintimate – Estelle  (ZombiePopcorn)
Eyes: MINA – Eyes (ZombiePopcorn)
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: booN – UAN168
Outfit: SoliDea FoliEs – Antonella (Vintage Fair)
Makeup: Pin Me Down – Soft Shadows (ZombiePopcorn)

Poses by Glitterati  –  Pin up girl (Vintage Fair)

Red, White and Black, Box

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair  –  Glam Affair – Spring Breeze
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Shirt: Fishy Strawberry – Neo-Romantic Blouse
Corset: Quarantine – Temptress
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Nostalgia boots
Skirt: ISON – wrap skirt
Collar: Evie´s Closet – Tuala Collar
Makeup: Mynerva – Milena M3~Eyeshadow/Lash/Lip C
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss 

Hair: GOTZSCHE Hair –  Elizabeth(Gift)

Hair:  L+N – Utopia/Danae

Hair:  Danselfly – Bella/Tinsley

Poses by Glitterati 

The Garden Café

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: DeLa – Gamo
Bathing Suit: RezIpsa Loc – Citrus (Zombie Popcorn)
Dress: Epic – Burned Butterfly  (Zombie Popcorn)
Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet
Sandals: Slink – Ilena Sandals

Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss

Table and chairs by {what next} Amalfi Cafe Set for Two standing pose by aDORKable

I´m not a zombie but i do love popcorns

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Glam Affair – Glam Affair – Giselle – Light Kajira (The Dressing Room)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Discord Designs– Mackenzie
Hairbase: Discord Designs – Skunk Hairbase
Top: Sassy! – Fascination halter – cherry blossom (ZombiePopcorn)
Pants: Ingenue  – Seberg Pants – French Vanilla
Sandals: lassitude & ennui – Nyrha sandals
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss

Pose prop: BENT. Seraphim Birthday Hunt

Neither the hunter nor the prey

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Long time since blogging i know, since Guild Wars 2 and the end of summer took my soul, but i promise i am still alive and kicking, and will come back soon in full swing, seems a lot happened whilst i was away, both in events and non events related stuff, but i am back and slowly getting in touch with everything, so much happens while you´re away for two weeks.

Although not new the pics were taken just before i left and never blogged, expect something new soon as just be patient with me folks since i haven´t stepped inworld for more than 5 minutes to clear notices, and my inventory is screaming at me for organizing, also expect a Guild Wars 2 post at some point soon.

See you all gain soon with some new stuff and ideas.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair  – Cassiopea – Jamaica
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Discord Designs – Olympe
Bikini: Whippet & Buck – Dear Ones
Body Tattoo:  Mabinogion – Warrior Queen

poses by Still life

Darkness is coming

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Slowly falling over us all as the A new Twisted Hunt arrives, starting tomorrow, also starting tomorrow is another hunt, The Summer Harvest Hunt, which i will bring you guys soon over at the The Ego Co. blog.

But let´s start with The Twisted Hunt, one of my favourites, always with a dark theme, always with an amazing list of creators, some more well known others sorta of new, here i bring you guys a small preview from it, this gorgeous mesh necklace by House of Rain, that you might remember from The Goth Fair, and occasional blogs, i love mesh jewelry, and i love the detail it brings, also i like it even more when it´s copy and mod, the best thing for any mesh jewelry, that ended all scaling problems of small prims, allowing you to resize it and fit it to perfection when unrigged, like this beautiful necklace, that shows, a barren tree under a jeweled moon.

I missed doing a more dark look, and for this one, i picked a random skin from Glam Affair, an older one from a long lost Dressing Room, and added something new to the look, one of Nomine´s first mesh releases, in this lovely Shapirre tone, perfect for the mood of another gorgeous Garden of Dreams scene.

The dress has two versions, one of them short and another long, with cut out sides and perfect to show of your back.

So guys, prepare yourselves for an amazing weekend and month hunting, don´t we all love a good hunt? I´ll be seeing you all soon with more hunt goodies, have a wonderful weekend.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Skin: Glam Affair  – GiO skin Black Snow
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Elikatira  – Unfold
Dress: Nomine – Keyhole Gown
Necklace: House of Rain – As Darkness Falls ( The Twisted Hunt)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics –  Clear Lipgloss

First pose by aDORKable

Scenery: Garden Of Dreams – Dream Scene – Moonshine Boat

Hidden Cove

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This is where i´ve been all weekend away, hidden taking pictures for this week blog posts, and doing something else, trying out Guild Wars 2, yes i gave in after eyeing the game for ages, and seeing all the amazing pictures my friends had from beta, i bought it. I haven´t had much time to actually play yet, but it feels nice to have some distraction, instead of blogging all the time, last week was super busy with blogging, so i am cutting back a bit, since no one can keep up doing 3 blog posts a day for long, not to mention i also have a sim to terraform and decorate and an inventory to tame.

But back to the goodies i bring you today, which is a bit of a lot, a lot of events going on, expect my tldr post of the month soon by the way, too much happening all over.

So i went to the dressing room, and tried the new Cassiopeia in the Jamaica tone, i have to say this, first time i tried a Glam Affair skin i was all, hmm doesn´t suit me much , but slowly and with time it has become one of my favourite brands to blog, even if i don´t really wear it daily, i love taking pictures in them, and i love the ticker eyebrows. I also stopped at My Attic last week if you remember well, and it´s where you can find this cute bikini i´m wearing, i´m not much of a bikini person myself, but i love well placed bows, and the bigger they are the better.

Also you all know i love cats and at the Truth district there is a fundraiser going on for one sick kitty the Archie Appeal Fundraising Event, and if there is something i don´t mind spending money on is cats, just ask my spoiled little girl, so i headed there and did some shopping, the poses i used here are also available there, and are a much needed set of behind poses by Bent.

I also finally got the chance to use this amazing beach scene by Garden Of Dreams with a hammock, tent and fire, pier and even a hidden nook with a treasure chest, which i find totally adorable.

See you all soon, if i don´t get lost in Guild Wars 2 killing foes and planting crops.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Skin: Glam Affair  – Cassiopea – Jamaica (The Dressing Room)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Wasabi Pills  – Skye (ZombiePopcorn)
Bikini: Pididdle – Ribbon Kini (My Attic)
Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet
Makeup: Essences – Eyeliner V2.0

Poses by   Bent.  – Be.Hind (Archie Appeal Fundraising Event)

Scenery: Garden Of Dreams – Dream Scene – Hidden Cove

for more on Garden Of Dreams, check this small video Sha did over weekend.