The Watcher

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Gulp.

Yes, I realise this photo is a bit more risque than I normally publish on my blog, but I really wanted to find a way to showcase this harness from Salt & Pepper for the upcoming round of ROMP. It is very delicate and pretty and if you are the harness-wearing type, you really must have it.

This isn’t the shot I originally intended. It started out as just me, the rug and the tree. However, after some very careful pose editing and creative camera angling to cover my bits, I realised I needed to move the rug. Unfortunately, when I attempted to do that, it moved me (silly woman! I should have used my LUMIPro pose stand before editing my pose!). That meant I had to bring in Chance to move stuff for me. But once I had the rug and tree in the right location, I noticed I had a lot of negative space in the left side of the photo. I still had the Apple Fall wall on my platform from my shoot yesterday, so I had him drag it over to fill the space. That’s when I decided to stick him in the doorway and include him in the photo. I did a bit more editing of my head position (throwing it back), tossed on my LeLutka head, closed my eyes, opened my mouth and I transformed what was originally a rather PG photo into the R-rated version you see here.

I think having a male alt brings out the voyeuristic side of me.

Gulp. Again.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

On Peep:
*Harness: Salt & Pepper S&P Harness Grace by xxSaltandPepperxx (available for ROMP January 8-22, 2016)
Shoes: Essenz – Lagos (Sand) by Senzati0n Domenitzo
*Earrings: Salt & Pepper S&P ice princess set by xxSaltandPepper
Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.REGRET. by Viking
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE by JadenArt
Body: Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson (available at Wayward Market through Jan. 10)
Tattoo: [White~Widow] DeadMan – Henna by Julie Hastings

On Chance:
Jeans: V-Spot – Worn Suspender Jeans GREY by Vertig0 Sands
Hair: Besom~ Derek by Kattington
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2 by Siddean Munro
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands MALE V2.2 – Relaxed by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Male Feet PHYSIQUE Flat V2.1 by Siddean Munro
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – DAMIEN Caramel by Moonspell Ghost
Eyes: IKON Odyssey Eyes – Glass by Ikon Innovia

Rug: junk. cream animal rug. by Tab Tatham
Tree: Studio Skye Enchanted Woods v2 (single) by Alex Bader
*Wall/door: *Wall: Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall by Warehousefifteendesigns (Wayward Events Group Gift at Wayward Market through Jan. 10th)

Peep’s Pose: aDORKable Poses: Rug Burn II 8 m by Adorkable Peapod (edited with Animare HUD V2.05 by YT Recreant)
Chance’s Pose: VISTA ANIMATIONS *HUD3.9h* THE BOSS AO V2 by Vista Barnes

Photo taken with LUMIPro 2016 by Stefan Buscaylet

NO Cats Allowed

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The cuteness factor of the things in this photo is off the charts! So many adorable, cuddly things to talk about…

I’ll start with the boots from Apple May Designs. Fur, pearls and bows are a perfect combination to place them in the cuteness category. Available at Cosmopolitan, they come in white or black and are adorably priced, as well.

Next up is the snuggly jacket from {amiable}. I can feel the warmth just looking at it and the big bow is super cute. You need to hurry a bit to pick this up at Wayward Market, which closes on January 10th.

And what about my long little buddy there? I had to get to TMD to grab this little dauchshund from [sau]. Having once been owned by a little doxie, I was enraptured by the spunky character of these dogs captured so perfectly. Such personality!

While I was there, I went absolutely nuts over the pose props from Toro. Be sure you check them out; there are two different sets, or you can grab both in a fatpack.

I’ve blogged the kittens from JIAN before, but they are well-worth bringing out again. Especially because in true cat-like fashion, they are completely ignoring the rules 😉

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Jacket: {amiable}Big Collar and Bow Girly Winter Coat by nodoka Vella (available at Wayward Market through Jan. 10th)
Pants: Blueberry – Denise – Leggings Full Length – Maitreya by Blueberryxx
*Boots: Apple May Designs Flurries – Ivory *Standard* by Apple May (available at Cosmopolitan through Jan. 16th)
Hat/hair: *ARGRACE* Baseball cap2/Grace – Red by rika Oyen
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson (available at Wayward Market through Jan. 10)
Body and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle

Kittens: JIAN :: A Very Kitten Christmas – White Kitten, Calico Kitten & Ginger Tabby Kitten by Jinasl (gacha prizes)
Dog: [sau]Tooldog[1][naked] by NiR McBride (available at TMD January 2016)
*Wall: Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall by Warehousefifteendesigns (Wayward Events Group Gift at Wayward Market through Jan. 10th)
Ground/snow: Studio Skye Enchanted Woods v2 – 4 (clearing) by Alex Bader
Paint set/pose: Toro. Wheatpaste set by Jammeh (available at TMD January 2016)

Photo taken with LUMIPro 2016 by Stefan Buscaylet

Starting The New Year With A Bang

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OK, so maybe the “bang” happened several months ago…

Actually, it began over a year ago for Apple May’s update of the Baby Bump. Version 2.0 has several upgrades:

– New hud controlled belly progression with FOUR stages
– Omega compatibility
– Skin appliers included + Skin Tinter
– Easy to use hud for hiding/showing different clothing layers
– Now provides 4 layers: skin, under garments, tattoo, and clothes.
– Easy to use hud controlled layers with on/off buttons as well as blend or mask alpha options
– Previous appliers DO work on your updated belly!

I have to say that while skin matching has never been a strength of mine, I was able to very closely match my PXL Natural skin using the HUD. I actually didn’t have to do much blending in Photoshop for this photo. I don’t have any appliers for the product, so I can’t personally vouch for how those work, but I have never had problems with appliers for any other product, so I wouldn’t anticipate any issues with these. The HUD is simple to use and it can be minimised on your screen, out of the way when you are not editing.

While this isn’t a product I would buy for myself (not planning any SL pregnancies), but for those of you who are looking for new beginnings, it is a well-crafted product with loads of capability. If you already own one and are expecting another bundle of joy, you can receive the update. If you did not receive your update just visit the redelivery tab on the information board in store to have it redelivered. If your purchase was prior to February 2014 please contact Italia Villota to verify your purchase.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Bra & panties: erratic / valentina – lingerie / rose SET (maitreya) by Erratic Rain (available at Collabor88 through January 6)
Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.ANGEL . by Viking
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson (available at Wayward Market through Jan. 10)
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Baby bump: Apple May Designs Baby Bump v2.0 by Apple May
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Tropical by Ikon Innovia

Bed: NOMAD // Romantic Daybed by Piraiyah Novikov
Flowers: {anc} Hatsuyume / flower branch (stand) white by aki69 (gacha prize)
Beads: {anc} nebra beads [sungold] pole by aki69
*Glitter: [ keke ] shimmer dust by Kean Kelly

*Pose: aDORKable Poses Lay Back by Adorkable Peapod (from the Brazen Hussy Chair) – leg position edited with Animare HUD by YT Recreant
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2016 by Stefan Buscaylet