Let It Snow – Ugh

Today was so cold outside where I live, that it actually snowed.  Maybe just a few flurries here and there, but it was enough to make me realize that nothing will stop the fact that winter is indeed coming.  So this picture is me throwing in the towel so to speak to finally embrace winter … not that I want to or anything, but I have to admit I do look good doing it.  Just Because released another gorgeous dress! This one I made completely festive with the red color.  Now for me, red is not a color I normally go for.  I love the blue tones that she tends to place out.  But honestly this one just called to me.  I wanted to go with a beautiful color that would put me in the spirits, and this one did just that.  Honestly what I really love about this dress is the tied knot that falls in the crevice of the breasts.  It gives that little bit of flair ♥

I paired this with one my newest favorite Cae items.  This Trinket Necklace allows you to pick a letter of your choice on the circle.  I choose the letter C for Caleb, and I am wearing the longer version of this necklace because I can keep it close to my heart, its adorned with a small red jewel, but it doesn’t have to be red .. infact you can pick another color off the HUD.  Whyyyy Caelan do you have to keep coming out with all the cute things I want in my life! I mean that in such a good way! I never would complain about all the cute things in my inventory … please keep them coming to my inventory! ♥

Welp, that is all I got for now, because … I don’t have anything else to say.  Now lets end this post so that you can go shopping!! oh and don’t let the snow bring you down to muuuch.

Credits:
Dress:  JustBECAUSE Sonja Dress – FatPack – Lara by Annie MelsonNEW @ Main Store 
Shoes:  REIGN.- Marylin boots (MAITREYA)- Black by KENADEE REIGN (kenadeecole)
Hair:  [e] Haley by elikapeka.tiramisu
Collar:  Cae :: Submit :: Collar by Cae (caelan.hancroft)
Necklace:  Cae :: Trinket :: Necklace (Long) by Cae (caelan.hancroft)

Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 3.0  by Thora Charron
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* A.T.W. SKINS _Maitreya Mesh Body_ Nordic by Steffi Villota 
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle

AE – Jewelry pose 2 by Pookey (tamara.artis)

Can’t a Girl get Ready?!

Hi everyone! All I wanted to do was get ready for an event that me and Caleb were going too.  I was rushing trying to get my earrings on and find my shoes! Caleb on the other hand found it rather amusing to follow me around and make faces.  Can’t a Girl get Ready?! I swear that is all I was thinking in my head.  But for real though I love Caleb and when he does the faces it makes me laugh, the whole time I was trying to be serious.  He is lucky I choose this picture! Because really there is a good one I caught of him looking all constipated haha, that or he farted either way.  But I am nice and just calling him out instead!

So you might be wondering what is happening.  Our daughter was nominated for an award that had to do with poses.  We are so proud she got nominated and wanted to celebrate with her, so we are getting all dolled up and getting ready to head out.  I am wearing the stunning Just Because dress called Tracy ♥ I am in love with this style of the dress.  Its the perfect kind of dress that you do not have to over accessorize.  Some earrings, and a bracelet and you are good to go.  The strappy area works around the neck leaving you to not have to wear a necklace.  Then when going to the bottom of the dress, its a diagonal cut that is just perfect for showing off the right amount of leg and still be modest (still wear your panties).  What I love the most about this dress is the detail, the way it fits the body, how the little wrinkle lines go in all the right places.  And the color choices in the fat pack are fabulous! Its a must have for those that want to go out and be a little fancy.  You can pick this up at the main store.  (Perfect for the holidays)

So my post for the day is really short and sweet.  I wanted to share this new dress by Just Because.  Like I said at the main store so head over and check it out! On that make sure you look at her whole store because the clothing is just amazing.  I have a nice collection of her designs and if you are lucky you can catch the collection she makes with her RL daughter.  They are adorable designs.  ♥  Read the creds below!

Credits:
Dress:  JustBECAUSE Tracy Dress – FatPack – Lara by Annie Melson @ NEW Main Store Release
Hair:  TRUTH HAIR Faye by Truth Hawks

Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 3.0  by Thora Charron
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* A.T.W. SKINS _Maitreya Mesh Body_ Nordic by Steffi Villota 
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle

Pose by Caleb

Can’t Fall Last For Always?

Well Hi All! Its still fall … I think … because lately I been seeing snow pictures on my flickr feed and its like Whaaaaa.  I go shopping and the Fall things are gone and I have to buy the Winter things! Omgosh can a girl enjoy the damn fall for a moment.  Its my holiday, its my favorite season.  It the time of year I look forward too all the time. Ugh, I swear it gets shorter and shorter each year.  Halloween comes and bam over … Christmas.  Uhm Hello! We have Thanksgiving toooooo, mhmm I am ranting.  Its okay, just let me sit here looking pretty and rant my head off.  If you don’t wanna read it … welp read the credits below.  For those of you fall lovers … keep reading ♥

So I was traveling to different places today to find a FALL sim that would allow me to take pictures and woooo would you believe there are still some people out there that Celebrate the Fall Season!!  Anyhooo, I found this cute little sim that has tons of places the take pictures.  I found it in the SL guide thingy that you can use to visit different places.  I am linking the place below.  Check it out and please don’t abuse these places.  Not that any of my amazing readers would ☻

Visit the Location Here

So .. today, is a simple picture.  But the inspiration really was the sweater that I am wearing.  Its from Gawk. This is an off the shoulder sweater that looks amazing with jeans.  It fits the system and the Maitreya body.  There are Christmas theme ones … But don’t expect that UGLY sweater look because that wont happen.  These are so comfortable to wear.  I have one for later in the year … when Winter is appropriate! Like … you know Christmas ♥ But you can get these normal ones noooow and there are so many cute colors to choose from.  I want them all I swear.  But I am in love with this steel blue one.

I paired this with my Blueberry jeans and Fri.day boots.  I looove these boots, they are so comfortable looking and totally resizeable for your calves which makes these perfect for jeans.  While you are resizing them, they do not look huge on the legs, so that is always a bonus, and the faux fur trim is great.  I love the style mixed with the leather.  Just amazing.   Around my neck you will find the new collar from Cae.  Mhmm yep I am back again with mooooore Cae, because uhm … well I like it and I wear the most out of my collection.  You can wear it in RLV or standard.  Its a nice little fit around then neck.  I made mine a little bigger and pulled down because I have a short stubby neck haha,  I don’t mind admitting it.  Caleb might disagree .. but his opinion is bias, so I don’t listen to him. Oh you can find this choker at Romp!

OK well everything is listed below.  Check it out.  Imma keep this short and sweet.

 

Credits:
Jeans:  Blueberry – Skinny Jeans – Regular by Blueberryxx
Necklace:  Cae :: Submit :: Collar by Caelan Hancroft @ ROMP
Boots:  fri. – Jessica.Boots (Buck)  by Darling Monday 
Sweater:  Gawk! Steelblue Angora Pullover – Maitreya by Mell McMahon @ NEW – Main Store 
Glasses:  PEACHES. – SparklingGlasses// Black by rachealx
Hair:  [RA] Jill Hair – Unrigged by Candela Kira
Earrings:  ~Nerido~ Kitty Earring-Blue by Lina Nerido 

Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 3.0  by Thora Charron
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* A.T.W. SKINS _Maitreya Mesh Body_ Nordic by Steffi Villota 
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle

Pose: DS’ELLES for hand bento / pose bento 19 by Deesselle Destiny

#SecondLifeChallenge – Let’s Chat Over Some Coffee

Let's Chat Over Some Coffee | Mine & Yours

So it has been several years since I have participated in a Strawberry Singh weekly challenge (#SecondLifeChallenge). This is a great one to dive back into since I’d be curious how differently it might be in the next year to come. To check out Berry’s challenge, go here.

1. How long have you been blogging or vlogging about Second Life?
In terms of consistency, I’ve been actively blogging since July 2017. So I guess you can say I am a baby blogger. lol what’s funny is, I created a previous blog back in 2016 – spent weeks coding it to look just the way I liked it and getting all set up on its own host with its own domain (go big or go home, right?), but only ended up doing a small handful of blogs before I became demotivated. The lack of drive was not blog-related, however, and was more about things that were happening around me in my SL/RL that kept me down. I am in a much better place now though with an amazing and supportive girlfriend (who has been blogging for YEARS and has such a fantastic work/blog ethic that inspires me) and two loving daughters who make being an SL dad so utterly enjoyable.

2. Why did you start blogging or vlogging?
I like making realistic scenes to celebrate whatever I am featuring, and capturing a specific moment that tells a story. It allows me to be creative in the story of what I want to present in an image. In a sense, it is a sense of being in control despite the fact that I am allowing my creativity to run wild. The pictures I take are personal, relating to me as a person in some way. There has to be some significance behind the blog for me to take the time to create a scene, take a picture, edit it, and then write about it. And time, for me, has always been a precious commodity.

3. How many times a week/month do you post?
I probably post 2 blogs a month right now, but the goal is to do at least one post a week. As stated in the previous section, time is limited for me. I am always making a deliberate choice what to be spending my time on, taking into account the cost of time spent vs the benefit of it. So, when I do post a blog, it’ll definitely be of quality and of significance.

4. Do you keep track of how many hits or subscribers you have?
No, not at this early time and stage.

5. Which electronic devices do you use to blog/vlog with?
My desktop.

6. Do you monetize your blog or vlogs? If so, do you mind sharing how much you make approximately? (You don’t have to answer the second question)
No, I do not.

7a. What has Second life blogging or vlogging taught you?
That sometimes I am too ambitious for my own good/limitations/time restraints lol. I’d have this big ideal and once I start executing it all out, I realize that it’s taking more time than I can realistically commit too. Blogging is still teaching me that, but I am learning as I go 🙂 Blogging has definitely helped improve the way I take pictures and edit them, making the final product much more rewarding.

7b. (A spin off from #7 and my own question) What do you hope Second Life blogging or vlogging will teach you?
I do know that I spend probably triple the time Livvy takes to put out a blog, as she is seasoned and experienced, while I am still relatively new. I am hoping that with more practice, blogging becomes a lot more intuitive for me, and that with a practiced hand, I can create scenes faster, take pictures faster, and edit them faster. Of course, like all bloggers, I’d like to constantly get better at editing photos in Photoshop as well.

8. Do you feel like Second Life blogging or vlogging takes away from your real life?
It does not because I do not let it. My RL will always come first because that is where my past, present, and future is. Every weekday, I spend 1.5 hours driving to work (that is California traffic for you, but I do live 50 miles away from work so I guess that doesn’t help either lol), work 8-9 hours, drive back home for another 1.5 hours, take care of some house stuff, make dinner, and then plop into SL for two hours to spend with the SL family before going to bed. I am able to spend more time in SL on the weekends, usually Sunday as that is my relax day while Saturday is my errands and chores day. With that time, I can work on blogging a bit when I am not doing family SL time. I think it goes without saying that making sure my girlfriend and kiddos are happy first comes before blogging.

9. Do you have a mission statement for your blog or vlog, if so, what is it?
It’s a blog I share with my girlfriend, Livvy. And really, the blog is a published platform for us to just express ourselves whether it is just being creative, sharing an experience, or celebrating an awesome product. Livvy and I are two different kinds of bloggers which makes our blog rather unique and comprehensive. She likes showcasing the fashion, including everything from hair, accessories, clothing, shoes, and even the pose. I, on the other hand, like decor and events (not really shopping events but more interative events such as hunts). Sorry, gentlemen, but men’s fashion does not usually excite me. You can ask the girlfriend.. I am mostly shirtless and barefoot, changing only my pants. If not that, then I’m dressed up in some sort of suit. I am strange, I know.

10. Share your top 3 tips for new bloggers/vloggers.
I am new as it is lol. But here’s some tips anyway.

3. Establish a realistic blog schedule in regards to its frequency.
2. Engage, interact, and support people in the SL community or in out of world social platforms like Facebook, Plurk, and Flickr.
1. Have fun with your blog and be proud of your creation.

Bonus Question:

What kind of blogger/vlogger are you?
I’m the type of blogger that likes to highlight or feature a specific creation or event. Whatever it is I am featuring, it’s gotta be the hero of the image/blog. I try to steer away from creating product mosaics that clump a lot of creations into a single image. Instead, I’ll specifically choose select supporting products that can help complement the hero of the image/blog. I also like to tell a story through my blog, as each photo I post has special meaning behind them. There’s always an inspiration behind it that motivates me to put the time and effort into posting, so I like writing it out in the blog post.

The Interview

I was sitting down to take this picture for my blog and I don’t know .. all of a sudden I felt like I was in an interview with someone of importance.  Not that anything I would have to really say is that important.  But the vibe of the picture was just wow.  I really was digging on the feeling of this picture and it just came together.  So how are you lovely people doing today?

There are so many events, sales, and new releases going on! Gosh, I have so much to cover as I discover them.  For instance, Exile has released new hair at the mainstore.  TWO of them! This is one … but omgosh they are adorable.  I swear I repeat the same things over and over about a store that I just love.  But his blonds are killing it! I mean I remember back in the day when it was like ’06 and blonds couldn’t be worn that much unless you wanted to be like barbie with the huge glow.  I couldn’t pull it off.  But slowly over time the color has been coming out so well with designers.  This mid-length hair style is just perfect for those days when you are just wanting to let it hang down and be comfortable.

I then hit up ERRACTIC because that store is having a sale for a bit ALL ITEMS ARE 50% off!! So if you are missing some of your favorite sets or peices, THIS is the time to go over there and hit them up and get all you want.  These things don’t last long.  On that its been packed and took me a bit to get in.  So maybe when you are all reading this you can get in.  I will cross my fingers for you.  I picked up this very pretty dress and a ton of other things while there.  The floral patter on this blue just called to me when I seen it.  So it now totally belongs in my collection of summery/spring like items.

Cae is once again participating in the FaMESHed Round.  Which I have to say the new build is gorgeous.  Despite what people were saying I was loving on the last design too.  The wide open spaces.  But this is nice too.  Easier to navigate for those of you non cammers that don’t get around so well … pfft.  (yep I went there).  But You can find this gorgeous necklace set with earrings at the new round.  I do find it hard to wear earrings, I think its more because my choice of hair styles are that tend to frame my face.  But that doesn’t mean I don’t love them nor that I don’t have them.  I need to start finding more up-do like hairs to showcase the earrings.  But with all of Cae’s items you get a HUD that allows you to change the colors of the stones and the metal and its just perfect for that little bit of accessorizing.

The last thing I want to talk about before I end my blog is Gacha Garden is open and I found the cutest little closet set for girls.  You have your choice of light or dark.  For this look I am using my light set.  You play the machine and you have a chance to win.  I am really enjoying that aesthetic of how it looks and the sweetness the lighter colors give.  If you are interested in the darker one, its more goth with its red and blacks.  So it caters to all! So make sure you head on over and check it out before the event ends.  But you got time don’t worry.

All links are below … and if you wanna follow me or Caleb on flickr… you can find that information on the right 😀

Credits:
Cae :: Sawyer :: Necklace by Cae (caelan.hancroft) @ FaMESHed
erratic / caroline – maxi dress / floral blue (maitreya) by erratic (erratic.rain) @ the Main Store 
Exile::Autumn Breeze by Kavar Cleanslate @ the Mainstore 

Izzie’s – All The Colors Matte Lipstick Set (LeLutka) FLF by Izzie Button
Izzie’s – Tokyo Eyes (Pale) FLF by Izzie Button
Veechi – Fall Foiled Shadow [LeLutka] by Aiubrey Snoodle

Items by 咩花糖 (m8229mn) @ The Gacha Garden
-Nomi-Princess Closet-Sofa(Light)
-Nomi-Princess Closet-Closet Light-1 RARE
-Nomi-Princess Closet-Candy Jar-2(Light)
-Nomi-Princess Closet-Candy Jar-1(Light)

KITE – Cat Ornament Onyx GIFT

Enchanted Halloween Treats

Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope you all had a great time dressing up, trick or treating, partying, or just plain ol’ relaxing! Today, we took our lil’ girl, Nessy, trick or treating at two neighborhoods – Havenhollow and Orchard Heights. At Havenhollow, the neighborhood was quiet yet eclectic, each house a fun surprise to trick or treat at. There was even a haunted area to explore that was vast and wide! At Orchard Heights, there were houses after houses, sim after sim of residents giving out cool treats.

Afterwards, we came home and surprised Nessy with some delicious enchanted Halloween sweet treats! Chocolate Oreo cake! Candy corn cupcakes! Pumpkin cream puffs! Livvy may have taste tested all of these before Nessy did, but I don’t think Nessy knows! I think she was just so overwhelmed at how delicious everything looked as I filled the table practically to the brim.

Earlier, I picked up this amazing group gift from DISORDERLY that was filled with awesome Halloween/Fall sweets. Let me tell you, this freebie is amazing! When I saw the announcement about the set, I was already prepared to shell out at least L$300 for it. But because this gift was free (since the group is free), I wanted to support the creator and show appreciation by buying a few of her items. To complement the set of Halloween Treats, I went to N21 and played the Fancy Halloween gacha there a few times. I set out the ones that matched the decor best and tucked away the others for now.

I am so in awe and appreciation of this group gift (Nessy definitely was!) that I had to share it with you guys. Definitely show Rogue Falconer (the creator of DISORDERLY.) some love and appreciation for her kindness and hard work!

Nessy Eats Enchanted Treats | Mine&Yours

CREDITS:

Featured: DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Group Gift by Rogue Falconer

DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Candy Corn Pile
DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Cookie Pile
DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Creme Puffs
DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Cupcakes
DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Stuffed Pumpkins
DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Treat Cake

There are single versions of the Creme Puffs and the Cupcakes if you ever wanted to arrange the puffs or cupcakes in a certain way or even attach to your hand. To see Rogue’s amazing Halloween Treats set up, check out her Flickr post HERE. Her post will also give you a slurl to her in-world store.

Complementing decor:

DISORDERLY+MoonAmore / Fancy Halloween / Pumpkin Bell Jar by Rogue Falconer from the DISORDERLY+MoonAmore / Fancy Halloween gacha @ N21
DISORDERLY+MoonAmore / Fancy Halloween / Candlesticks / Gold by Rogue Falconer from the DISORDERLY+MoonAmore / Fancy Halloween gacha @ N21

SPELL : Enchanted Apples {Rezz me} by lakua Arriaga from the SPELL : Once Upon a Time … gacha
dust bunny . caramel apples by lxlNoel Resident from the As The Leaves Turn gacha
{what next} Witching Hour Punch V2 by Winter Thorn from the {what next}Witching Hour Treats Table – Full Set
{what next} Witching Hour Treats Sign by Winter Thorn from the {what next}Witching Hour Treats Table – Full Set
{what next} Witching Hour Treats Table by Winter Thorn from the {what next}Witching Hour Treats Table – Full Set
[LJ] Gothic Luncheon #04 – Choco-Banana Ghosts by Tala Laval from the [LJ] Gothic Luncheon gacha

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM NESSY, LIVVY, AND ME! Can you guess what we dressed up as? 🙂

Happy Halloween 2017 | Mine & Yours

Coffee Please …

Hi Everyone!

Slowly over the past month I have been working on my little Cafe that Caleb so sweetly helped me win the missing peices.  We played several machines to win these items.  BUT that isn’t what this post is about, I will be making a cafe post soon! ♥ I am L O V I N G that technique that I posted about in my last blog on how to make your background blurry while your avi looks pristine.  I cannot believe I was doing this all wrong all the long.  I cant even right now.  This is my second take.  But if you need a reminder and don’t want to go looking back … here CLICK THIS

Sooo my look! This is a fall look for me. Sweaters, skirts, and boots oh my! Some of this I had in my inventory already and isn’t new so you can get them at the main stores. But my skirt is brand new from UBER its by Just Because.  This is a beautiful piece to play with.  What I adore the most is that it comes in two different types, first there is a tight fit for those OVER the hem looks, and then you have the loose fit that will allow you to wear tucked in type tops and body suits.  There are many looks you can create with this skirt, and what I love is boots are perfect to wear underneath them.

I had this sweater a long time now, I really love the off the shoulder look, its pink and rawr.  What I really like about this top is that the sweater looks like a natural sweater.  What I really dislike about SL sweaters for the most part is that the stitching looks big. I hope I am saying that right.  But this one looks normal.

Gacha Garden will be opening soon.  And Cae done it again .. this bracelet is catered to the fall.  Leaves and acorns all over.  I am linking a picture of what you can get down below.  But this is so pretty! I mean you can wear the charms you want, or not.  There are many colors to choose from when you are wearing the gem versions, also there is the option to change the color of the metals, there are three all together.

So, that is all there is for now.  Check out the creds below to find out more information. ♥ Have fun shopping.

Credits:
Bracelet:  Cae :: Autumn :: Charm Bracelet by Cae (caelan.hancroft) @ The Gacha Garden
Hair:  DOUX – Anastasia Hairstyle by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Skirt:  JustBECAUSE~TanyaSkirt(tight)~FatPack~Lara by Annie Melson @ UBER  
Boots:  REIGN.- AUTUMN BOOTS (MAITREYA-MID) by KENADEE REIGN (kenadeecole)
Sweater:  ~Nerido~ Brea Sweatshirt (Maitreya)-Pink by Lina Nerido

Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 3.0  by Thora Charron
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* A.T.W. SKINS _Maitreya Mesh Body_ Nordic by Steffi Villota 
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle

Pose: {PM} Analia 5 by Jaay Tiratzo

Hearts in the Dark

Hello everyone! Have you been to Epiphany? If you aren’t sure what this event is .. its a gacha haven where you can gain all sorts of amazing products.  BUT this one is different.  How you might ask? Well If you have many extras you can rez them, and turn the prize in for points.  With these points you can get exclusive items for stores that you love.  So, I am wearing the items from Apple May.  I was so excited to get this leopard set with the rare glitter skirt!  But what I love the most are the ears! It’s giving me the complete and total meow feeling. This set comes in so many different colors and designs. This is a great set to mix and match with. You can achieve many different colored looks.  So make sure you check it out.

My next find was at the event Tres Chic.  Foxcity has done it once again! I mean her poses are totally amazing. But here lately I been finding that her items at Tres Chic have come with these lighting projectors.  This round the set has come with red hearts.  You must purchase the fatpack, but trust me it was super affordable, and you get 7 poses and their mirrors.  Which to me is amazing.  I find that her poses are amazing for the mesh body.  So far has been on my go to list for single poses.  So make sure you head on over to Tres Chic to check that out and her main store for even more amazing poses.

So yea, this is a short and sweet post.  I wanted to get this out there before these events close, I am really bad at blogging items that are in events, or I do them at the last moment, but not this time! You have plenty of time to go check these out still. ♥

Credits:
Apple May Design items by Apple May @ Epiphany
Ms. Kitty Collar (Maitreya) COPY
Ms. Kitty Glitter Skirt COPY *Rare*
Ms. Kitty Headband *touch to resize* COPY
Ms. Kitty Leopard – Black COPY
Ms. Kitty Tail *skirt/rigged* COPY

Hair: TRUTH HAIR HoneyAna
Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 3.0  by Thora Charron
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* A.T.W. SKINS _Maitreya Mesh Body_ Nordic by Steffi Villota 
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle

Pose: FOXCITY. Red Hot-3 by Satomi Masukami @ Tres Chic
FOXCITY. Projector Light – Red Hearts

Completely Untouched!

I have spent what seems like years looks at perfect looking pictures where people seem to be untouched! I have always wondered how people can look so good while the background is blurry and yet the person seems to fit flawless into it! Well this time while looking at the flickr I seen a new tutorial placed up that shows JUST how to do that flawless look.  I wanted to give it a go.  I am so amazed by the turn out of this picture!  Soo …

Thank you Daeberethwen Arbenlow for posting this tutorial that would allow me to create this amazing picture with out edits!! Anyone that is reading my blog, just click her name, its a link to her Flickr with the post that will show you how to do this amazing skill.  So what I am meaning by no edits is this … I took two pictures like she said.  THE ONLY thing I done in PS is followed her directions, which did not require to manipulate my avatar in any form.  This is a natural shot of my avatar in world.  I really cannot stop gushing over the technique.  I think I even annoyed Caleb with it so much so that he hung up the phone while I was talking haha.

If these are the results of what my pictures can be with a simple windlight, and the merging of two layers in PS to make me look like this… to give my readers the opportunity to see a clear shot of the looks without editing of the highest degree this is … just wow.  So click the name … take a shot and learn something new.  You will be happy with the results, if I can follow her directions … seriously anyone can!

Credits:
Hair:  Exile:: Rich Love by Kavar Cleanslate / Part of Collabor88 Sept Round
Headband: Exile:: Rich Love Headband / comes with above hair
Sweater:  Tres Blah – Passport Sweater (Lara) – Grey by Julliette Westerburg
Jeans:  [Cynful] Sadystika’s Flare Jeans – Maitreya Lara (High Feet) by Cynthia Ultsch
Choker:  *PerveTTe* Lustful [Choker] [Gold] by lanna.cobalt

Makeup:  Izzie’s – Halloween Colors Lipstick (LeLutka) by Izzie Button @ Main Store for Once Upon a Nightmare
Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 3.0  by Thora Charron
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* A.T.W. SKINS _Maitreya Mesh Body_ Nordic by Steffi Villota 
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle

MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt Experience

MadPea has done it again, and this time even better! I cannot wait to tell you guys all about MadPea’s newest hunt – MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt. Ever since MadPea’s first hunt back in July (the MadPea Summer Hunt), I have been eager to experience the next one up their sleeves. MadPea did not disappoint with this one, and the experience has only just begun! As the hunt continues through its two week duration, I am sure there are more surprises and fun festivities along the way just like their previous one.

MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt Promo | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Jump Suit: [Signature] Horror – Plumber Suit by Raph Dirval
Proton Pack & Gun: MadPea Ghost Hunt Proton Pack & Plasma Gun – Team Purple by MadPea
Belt: [P.0.E] – Krieg Belt by Darksider Alex
Scanner: ~isil~ Portable Scanner 1.3 BLACK by Isilmeriel Resident

The MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt – How it works

Here’s a brief breakdown on how the MadPea Halloween Hunt works. For $100L, you can purchase a MadPea Halloween Hunt HUD at the MadPea HQ that grants you ability to hunt for ghosts that have been placed out gridwide from October 19th to November 2nd. This Ghost Finder HUD will also randomly assign you to a team – Black, Purple, or Orange. To find these ghosts, the HUD acts like a compass/radar that leads you to the apparitions.

There are three types of ghosts that you can find for points – Poltergeists, Shadows, and Ghost Orbs. There is also special kind of ghost that will give an instant prize instead of points. Poltergeists last for 72 hours and are 50 points each. Shadows last for 48 hours and are 25 points each. Ghost Orbs last for 24 hours and are 10 points each. With these points, you can redeem some fantastic prizes that can be found here.

You can bet that these prizes from MadPea are of great quality. If you remember from my last review of MadPea’s hunt, the rewards were definitely the initial incentive, but for me this time around the adventure is what keeps me coming back every day to see this hunt through.

To learn more about the MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt, go here: http://www.madpeagames.com/halloween-hunt/

TIP: Apparantly you can change teams at the very beginning of purchasing a hunt HUD before you have found any ghosts. So if you are hunting with friends, you can all choose to be on the same team color. This courtesy can only be done once.

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MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt made some changes from their last hunt – What are they?!

1. Top 5 Hunters (and the awards)!

Holy cow, you guys are going to love this one. Only the top 3 hunters were awarded for the Summer Hunt with 1st place taking home $5K, 2nd place gets $3k, and 3rd place gets $2k.

Guess what the new awards are now.

1st place – $10K (money, money, moneeyyyyyy!)
2nd place – $5K
3rd place – $2.5K
4th place – $1.5K
5th place – $1K

2. Hunting Gear

The Summer Hunt came with a cute seashell collecting bucket upon purchase of the hunt HUD. This time, there was no cute little container to hold your collected ghosts in. However, there are these amazing proton packs that come with a plasma gun available for purchase. Trust me on this – these packs are amazing. Originally I came to the MadPea sim to start the hunt dressed in my own gear with a Ghostbuster’s proton pack. That pack was immediately swapped out with this amazing (and superior) MadPea Ghost Hunt Proton Pack & Plasma Gun – Team Purple. As an added surprise, the Proton Pack and Plasma Gun both interact with the ghosts when you find them on the hunt, making what used to be a nonexistant visual experience to be an exciting treat!

3. Radar

This time’s hunt features a radar that visually confirms if a ghost is above or below you with arrows pointing up or down. Last summer hunt showed colors to indicate the same information. Up and down arrow indicators do a more straightforward job of indicating ghost location. FYI – a solid rectangle bar means the ghost is located at the same level/height as you are standing.

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Why MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt is so fun?

1. Prizes – It is only Day 4 of the whole two week MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt and teams have unlocked quite a few prizes already! Each of these prizes are of high quality, perfect for the Halloween season. Each unlocked prize will get better (and most likely bigger) the more points they take to redeem. Pick and choose which of these fantastic prizes you want with the points you have accumulated.

2. Competition – You’ll be randomly assigned to a team (black, purple, or orange), racing for points and unlocking more prizes as a team entity. I love the friendly competititiveness of having teams race for points. This concept opens up so many opportunities for engagement and interaction amoung not only the teams, but with each individual MadPea hunter as we all embark on a gridwide adventure together. This hunt is not only great for those who are competitive in a team setting, but also those who are individually competitve as the top 5 hunters for the entire hunt will win a big cash prize.

3. Community – While going sim to sim, hunting for ghosts, you can tell who is participating in the MadPea Halloween Hunt even if they aren’t wearing the MadPea group tag. Everyone I have met have been incredibly nice and supportive, even if they are essentially on different teams. Though each time color is competing against one another, we are still collectively working towards a common goal of collecting more points to unlock more prizes. In that sense, I love the feeling of a supportive and cooperative community the MadPea events seem to carry without fail. Even if you are hunting alone, there is that sense of community still because there is usually always another MadPea hunter at the same place.

4. Dynamic Gameplay – Each day’s hunt will be different. The ghosts are scripted to only last for a limited amount of time (24, 48, or 72 hours), making the hunt a lot more dynamic. Ghosts may disappear from where you may have last found them the day before and may reappear at a completely different location on the same sim. New ghosts are being placed out daily at different sims, making the hunt a constant mystery of where the HUD will take you next.

5. Exploration – This is what I find most exciting. I love seeing where this hunt will take me next. The surprise of where this hunt can take me is what fuels my drive to keep hunting for ghosts every day. I love seeing new places and experiencing what sorts of treasure they may offer. Note that a lot of these places these ghosts on this hunt will appear in some sort of commercial setting, but if you are a shopper like me, I love seeing what new products are out there that I may not have known existed before. The noncommercial sims are the ones I love most though – those are the ones I can explore and take neat pictures of, celebrating the creativity of the sim’s decoration.

6. Professional – Like I have said in my MadPea Summer Hunt review before, MadPea is the golden standard of a professional business in SL. Trust that the experience you are participating in has been tested over and over again to ensure that each participant has a good experience. You will be well taken care of by MadPea staff as well as a very a large MadPea community at your fingertips for prompt assistance.

ALL OF THIS FOR JUST $100L!!! This is not your normal freebie hunt – this is an invaluable and dynamic two week experience with amazing prizes that you’ll actually want, a chance to win lots of money (for being the best ghost hunter – gotta catch ’em all!), and top of the line customer/hunter support.

 

My Halloween Ghost Hunt Adventure

Day 1 began with an unexpected visit to [Deadman Inc.] which is a very beautiful sim and seems to be someone’s home! Well, thank you for the kind welcome as I go hunting for ghosts at your lovely sim. This place is quite lovely and a great place to take pictures at, though I am not sure if it is usually open to public outside the hunt! The picture on the left is one I took at Deadman Inc. while the photo on the right is a visit to another home. To my surprise, I was greeted by a looming figure right outside the window where my ghost had appeared!

Day 2 was a fantastic and leisurely stroll on the beach. I would say this is a typical beautiful day here out in sunny Bundy Reef (insert evil, creepy laughter). Lots to see and explore on this “Dead Island”-ish sim. The picture on the left is one I took while searching for a ghost nearby and was distracted by a glowing blob. As I got closer, a zombie started chasing me and insects emerged from the glowing mound – yikes! On the right is actually a neat quiet area I found on a nicely decorated store sim (even though it is still under construction) owned by Baccyard & Witchcraft. Two separate stores share this sim and I love how it looks. At first, I thought it was an RP’ing sim and not a store sim!

Day 3 I came across an amazing haunted sim called Island of the Dolls. I loved exploring this place so much that I almost forgot I was supposed to be hunting for ghosts! Both of these pictures show some creepy moments I took while exploring this place. So far, this is my favorite place to visit so I definitely recommend you checking this sim out!

Day 4 was an interesting adventure! I came across this escape room experience that was totally unexpected! In order to find the ghost for the hunt, you have to figure out a way to escape the madness you were just plopped into. I definitely took my time in checking out every detail of this escape room to see what creative surprises were behind every door. Can you Escape the Madness?

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