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A Personal PSA — Take More Pictures

 

 

 

Before I say one word about my outfit, I want to urge you to take more pictures. When you are with your family, arrange yourselves in a huddle and take a picture. When your grandparents are visiting, cozy up and take a picture. When your sister is over for coffee, take a picture. Take more pictures, take them in abundance. Take too many. Take so many you can throw away the bad ones.

 

I say this because I spent yesterday with a difficulty and heartbreaking task. My friend’s daughter died, her body rejecting the heart she had been given. For whatever reason, that family is not a picture-taking family. In all there were 5 recent pictures of her, all selfies and one good photo taken by someone else. There were no pictures of her with her grandmother, her aunts, her baby brother. This was a close family that spent many weekends and holidays together, and there was not a picture to be had. So I was asked to take those selfies and photoshop them into old photos with her grandmother, her aunts and other family members. It was difficult because there were different exposures, resolutions, lighting and it is so very much less than what should be.

So please, take pictures, take too many of them. Don’t lose your loved ones and not have a picture with them.

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So today I am wearing a must have outfit from Gizza. Best of all, it comes as separates, so you can go crazy, mixing, matching and accessorizing with rainbow plus color options. Because they are beautiful fitted to standard sizes, you could wear this sweater with pants from anywhere. The pencil skirt is a closet staple and will work with tops from this sweater to the daintiest chiffon tucked blouses. So, invest!!!

 

Works from any angle

The reason I took so many pictures here is to show you that from any angle, the PXL SweetLips looks as sweet and luscious as can be.

 

Speaking of investing. I told you in my review of the PXL SweetLips that I intended to try out the modifiable option that comes in the box and see how it works fitting it to my mouth instead of the easy option of fitting my mouth to the no-mod standard lips. Guess what? It was easy-peasy.

I edited the parts separately so I could make the lip thinner and the mouth wider. I also lowered the lips a tad because my own shape has a slightly longer philtrum. I would try to click the teeth and kept selecting the piercings, so I eventually just slid them out of the way, made my adjustment and slid them back. Voila!

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I was feeling very French with the beret and pencil skirt and waifish makeup from Glam Affair – very much the young French college student, so I opted for these elegant flats from Ingenue at Collabor88 and toddled off to a patisserie with espresso bar that I picked up at the last Arcade. Speaking of which, start cleaning your closets and marking your calendars, The Arcade opens on March 1st.

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****SHOPPING LIST******
Poses: aDorkable
Skin: -Glam Affair – Alice Europa – 03 E
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes dark Green (med)
Lashes: Lelutka Diva Lashes
Mesh Attachments:
[PXL] SweetLips v1.2 (Mod) { Wear me }
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) XS – Flat
Mani/Pedi: FLAIR
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sally
Clothing: GizzA – Colette Cap [Plum]
GizzA – Colette Pencil Skirt [Plum] Size M
GizzA – Colette Sweater [Plum] Size S
Shoes: Ingenue :: Cecily Flats (Slink) :: Eggplant
Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Elenyr earrings – Bronze
(Kunglers Extra) Elenyr necklace – Bronze

The Sweetest Next New Thing

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Hart Larsson of PXL Creations has released some new mesh lips and as you can see from Gidge’s post, they are The Next New Thing. For this post, I have only used raw shots, with absolutely no photoshopping because I want you to see why folks are excited about SweetLips.  Interestingly, the look was seamless in Second Life®. I think the bit of shadow is actually my fault. I accidentally tinted the skin instead of the lips and while I thought I brought the tint back to white on top of the Natural applier, I must not have clicked to completely white, so the skin is just a tiny bit darker than it should be.

There is a support page at PXL Creations web site  which if I had looked at first, I would never have made skin red. But I don’t like reading directions. I like to figure it out for myself and it turns out to be easy enough that I figured it out anyway.  Continue reading

Put Your Sweet Lips a Little Closer

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The new mesh lips from PXL Creations are called SweetLips, which immediately made me think of this song my dad used to sing at barn dances.

Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone
Let’s pretend that we’re together all alone
I’ll tell the man to turn the juke box way down low
And you can tell your friend there with you he’ll have to go Continue reading

I Give You My Heart

I got my boyfriend at Dysfunctional Designs. It’s perfect because I know exactly where he’s been and I don’t have to worry about pixel disease. Plus, he’s really a boy so no worries about humiliating catfish moments later.  Continue reading

Valetine’s Eve

Gidge Is Wearing:
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 6
Gloss: [PF] Doll V2 – Thin Gloss (Red)
Shadow: [PF] Shimmer Eyeshadow – Pink + Wing
Beauty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS10 Dark SX
Necklace: +Half-Deer+ Forest’s Tale – Heart Key Necklace – Pink c/m
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual XS Left
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual XS Right
Manicure: A:S:S – Valentine’s Gift from last year
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.4
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Esther [LoveJugs 2]
Dress: [Decoy] Mallory Dress – Eggplant (2: Small) COLLABOR88 FEBRUARY 2015
Bag:[HANDverk]Sweet Heart Clutch.be mine
Skin: [PF] Harley – Lid 02 – (ltbrow – A)
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Iris (S)
Pose: PRETENSE

Speaking of Old Loves

With all my RL crazy going on I thought I saw something about LAQ having released appliers, and then promptly forgot it. LAQ, my mind said – WOW blast from the past! And then life happened and I forgot.

I got around to asking on plurk about it yesterday and they said YES and they are free. Of course I got there today and they were not free.  I am undeterred by that however, as I have a stable of skins from LAQ that I felt certain stood the test of time. So I picked up a set of PHYSIQUE appliers and headed to the studio.  Continue reading

The Slings And Arrows of Outrageous Fortune

Happy Friday! Mind the arrows.

Gidge is Wearing:
Lashes:Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 6
Beaty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS10 Dark SX
Top:ISON – celestial bell sleeve top -M- (light) UBER
Skirt: ISON – celestial maxi skirt -M- (light) UBER
Neck Piece:ISON – celestial neck piece -S- (gold) UBER
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av Enhance) Flat S
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 XS Right
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 XS Left
Manicure: FLAIR
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.4
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Nathalia
Skin: -Glam Affair – Sia II Ice – Asia tone – 02 A
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Iris (S)
Pose: PRETENSE
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Dear Bouncer, Thanks for the Car

My friend Bouncer posted on plurk a Midnight Mania board the other day that was for a red car.  It was THIS red car, in fact. As it turns out, I was flying out to Indiana that same day as my father had a heart attack the day before. I am not one for slapping midnight mania boards, not because I’m too good for them but mostly because I never remember to do it.

I logged in, slapped the board and logged out. Bouncer wanted the car for photo shoots and I figured, HEY CAR! Why not? I like Bouncer, he’s a good chap, and hell I should do something nice on such a shitty day.  Continue reading

All In Sparkles

How do you like to shop the big events? Are you a first nighter, and you MUST get in to get it all FIRST ? Or are you more casual, waiting for the crowds to subside knowing the goodies will still be there waiting for you, minus the lag and crazy chat convos?

I’m the latter. I’ve always been a later in the event kind of shopper. If that’s you – you’re in luck because COLLABOR88′s January Round didn’t quite close up the doors yet and there is STILL time to make a run for all of the Unicorn Fantasy goodness going on this month. Continue reading

Snow Falls Softly

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For whatever reason, the chronic pain that I am usually habituated to has decided to make itself front and center this week. I swear it’s using bullhorns and neon signs to make sure I can’t ignore it. Even my fingers ache, so I won’t write about the outfit other than to tell you that what you see is what you get. There is not even the tiniest bit of editing since I cannot save pictures to disk now and have to upload them directly to Flickr.
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