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Loulou…NEW from {Essences}

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It seems as if it doesn’t take long to re-newb. Well, not for myself anyway. Maybe I just have a blogger’s “need to know NOW” mentality and when I’m away I feel as if I’ve missed out on the greatest deal ever in the history of second life. For example, say you’re away, oh, I don’t know…a few weeks for the holidays and while you’re away the most awesome product ever was released in sl..oh wait a minute. That happened. It seems while I was away the Maitreya Mesh Body was released with all of it’s perks and collaborations with the some of the biggest creators in sl. That will be my next post, but here’s the scoop on it in the meantime, just in case you’ve been under a different rock than myself. I have A LOT to organize and catch up on so as usual, if you’ve sent review copies please be patient. I think I’m just going to go down my inventory and take pictures of things as I organize it. Maybe picking up new releases here and there along the way..you know a girl’s gotta stay “in the know”.

REIGN Kustom9 boots New at Kustom9; Julliette Boots by REIGN. Click here to teleport to Kustom9!

I’m wearing Essence’s new skin Loulou in this post. TP to the main store for a demo and while you’re there don’t forget to get your free group gift, a limited edition Loulou skin.

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what i’m wearing:
skin: Essences {Loulou} NEW!
hair: TRUTH HAIR Thalia
eyes: [Buzz] Lillian Eyes Kustom9
sweater/dress: Eaters Coma – Wool one-piece w/sweater (color-change hud)
tights: Izzie’s – Tights
boots: REIGN.- Julliette boots NEW! @ Kustom9
clutch: =Zenith=Tight Clutch
scarf: MIEL FRINGE SCARF (scripted color-change)
necklace (1): LOJ: Letter P Necklace
necklace (2)J: LaGyo_Hamsa necklace
earrings: LUXE. – Feather Earrings NEW! @ Kustom9
ring (l): LaGyo_Malika triple ring
ring (r): MG – Rings – Kirenna Teardrop pearl
poses: oOo Studio

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GREECE is the word

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August 8th was Collabor88‘s 3rd birthday, so this past month’s Odyssey-themed collection was one of the biggest and best in their history..and you still have 5 more days to shop! You really don’t want to miss August’s collection, and remember, some of the items are exclusive to the event so when it’s gone it’s gone. (dabs a tear from my eye thinking of Illmatic’s Frenchie hair from a C88 that I missed..i’ve searched high and low for it, even contacting the creator, but I never heard anything, *sniffs*) True, there are some items that are or will be available in their main stores when this collection is taken down IN 5 DAYS, but you won’t get it for the discounted price that Collabor88 offers. For example, Mandala’s Billionaire Watch set is there right now, all colors available, for 40% off of it’s original price. Jus’ sayin’. 😉

~taxicab to Collabor88~

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In keeping with the Odyssey theme I thought I’d check out a few Greek sims. I found a few that were very beautiful, and I enjoyed getting out of my photo orb and exploring some of the grid. The photos in this post were taken at Myrmidons Empire. You can see by the first picture why I chose it. It’s a great place to explore, I didn’t even get to see all of it, and the whole place is one big photo opp.  I took a record-breaking amount of pictures there, lol.

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I thought the [whatever] Gladiator Shoes (close-up of front and back pictured below) tied in quite nicely with the whole Greek/Odyssey theme. These are Free to members of the [whatever] group. There is a fee to join, but they have very high quality gifts. When you receive your membership don’t forget to pick up all of their past gifts on a wall in the front of the store.

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~taxicab to [whatever] and get your FREE gifts!~

what i’m wearing:
skin: Essences {Alex} Summer03
body: Slink Physique Mesh Body, Hands, and Feet
hair and head bands: Lamb. Pandora Collabor88
dress: =Zenith=Athena mini dress Collabor88
shoes: [whatever] Gladiator Shoes and Harnesses, blush- Group Gift!
earrings, necklace & bracelets: [MANDALA]Odyssey-Zeus @ Collabor88
arm bracelet: .: vive nine :. Lua Arm Bracelet
ring (l): [ glow ] studio Pratis Ring
ring (r): LaGyo_Metis ring
poses: Kirin Pose Packs, Athena and Hera; Imeka Pose Pack  Hestia. All poses can be found at Collabor88 for only 5 more days!
location: Myrmidons Empire

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I mentioned this skin, Alex in my last post. I got it at last month’s kustom9 in a Gacha machine. I knew from the picture that I would love it and I do. Even the red is growing on me. I finally found some more Alex skins, though, so I can have my normal coloring back now. I haven’t been able to find Alex in Essences, so I don’t know if it will end up in the main store, or if it will just be a special “event” and/or gift skin. I think it’s so pretty that they will have it in the store eventually… fingers crossed!

To get Alex with your choice of brow color (and all the other bells and whistles) now, you can find 3 beautiful versions at Uber. I’ll feature them in my next post, so stay tuned for that.

If you haven’t heard of Uber, it’s a new monthly themed event owned by Truth Hawks and managed by Miss Kaelyn Alecto. This month’s theme has been Vacation and features creations from 35 of second life’s top designers. Strawberry Singh has a post, here, with a list of the designers and links to pictures of their Uber items.

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I had fun with the accessories in this little “ensemble”. The beaded [glow studio] Mauri earrings and the New Biarritz Beaded Collar from MG look like a set together. You can wear this necklace in a variety of colors. Simply touch (click on) the necklace to bring up an appearance menu. You can find it at faMESHed this month, along with it’s actual matching earrings, and many other irresistable items.

The gladiator sandals are New from Tee*fy and if they look familiar, they were introduced in last month’s collabor88 Safari selection. I haven’t been yet for this month, but I just looked at one of my favorite blogs, Seraphim, and now I’m foaming at the mouth to go. It’s c88‘s 3rd birthday and there are a ton of designers participating..maybe all of them..and then some! My heart is literally pounding I’m so excited to go lol. I don’t think that’s normal is it?? Never mind.

If you’re not familiar with the second life blog Seraphim, you need to be! It is a constant on my bookmark bar. They always posts pictures of every item in more events and gifts than would seem humanly possible. It’s great for checking out event items without dealing with the lag, or during a time when you’re unable to log on to sl.

~click here to check out all of August’s Collabor88 items on Seraphim~
~click here for taxicab to Collabor88~

This post is far longer than I meant for it to be, but I can’t sign off without commenting on the amazing manicure and pedicure appliers for Slink hands and feet from beauty by alaskametro. A huge variety of rich beautiful colors..they make me think of OPI polishes. 10 Linden Each!!!! What?? I couldn’t believe it and I’m going to buy everything she makes before she realizes how much more people would pay for it! Just kidding..well..not really. I’m unable to find an in-world store so I’m assuming the only way to get it is to shop marketplace sl. If you’d like to try before you buy she’s offering the free applier below..a sample of her beautiful work and 7 free colors! Thank you very much Miss Alaska Metropolitan, creator of  alaskametro<3.

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~Click here to visit the beauty by alaskametro marketplace sl store~
~Click here to go directly to the FREE alaskametro applier on marketplace sl~

what i’m wearing:
skin: Essences {Alex09} *medium01* ginger Gacha! (rare)
hair: [LeLutka]-LUMEN hair – AuburnHaze
eyes: [theSkinnery] Maple eyes
eyelashes: [ glow ] studio – Innocent. eyelashes – intensive (prim)
dress: Emery Dress Kenya
shoes: Tee*fy Sienna Gladiator Sandal New! (Slink flat feet required)
necklace: MG – Necklace – Biarritz Beaded Collar – texture changing – New!
earrings: [ glow ] studio – Mauri earrings (silver/teal)
bracelets (l): [MANDALA]KYARA-BANGLE/Marrakesh C
bracelets (r): [MANDALA]KYARA-BANGLE/Marrakesh B
ring: (on right thumb) [MAGIC NOOK] Simple Ring / Triple
clutch: {SMS} Envelope Clutch (group gift)
manicure & pedicure: beauty by alaskametro<3 SLINK manicure and pedicure appliers – “Swoon” (marketplace, here)
poses: everglow

FREE Essences Gift!

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A good friend of mine mentioned Essences some time back and I had been wanting to go and check it out, but just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Then last month’s kustom9 had a Gacha machine from Essences and I fell in love with the picture of the “rare”..Alex was the name of the skin. On my first try I saw that I had gotten an Alex rare..and that’s all I recall seeing so I was so excited and felt so lucky. By the time I got around to putting it on I saw that it was the ginger, and Poppy is a brunette. She may not be one day, but for now I like her as a brunette. The ginger is quite beautiful though, and I am wearing it in world now, hoping to blog it. I’m still on my search for Alex brunette though..

Which was what led me to Essences where I picked up a demo of every one of their skins, I do believe, and found their beautiful free gift, Jamie, which I am wearing in this post. I have on the teeth tattoo that comes with the gift but it’s optional..

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~Click here to tp to Essences Skins~

So, after several posts of wearing my Slink physique mesh body I took it off to try on the new Essences gift skin and all of my demos. It is a beautiful body and for taking pictures it makes such a difference if you want a more life-like look..but I have to say taking it off was the equivalent of walking in the house and taking off your bra after a long day at the office. I guess because it’s still so new to me and I just can’t seem to quiet that little voice inside me reminding me of all of the thousands of things in my inventory that I can’t wear with it. I guess at this point I’ll wear it sometimes, but maybe not all the time. Maybe it will be a different story when they come out with mesh bodies with little boobies…they aren’t so bad, but the shadows are still there. Jus’ sayin’.. :p

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I had to get a closer shot of GizzA’s bad-ass new jewelry, the Chained Treasure Set. You can get this now at La Metallique Fair! The top and shades I have on are also from GizzA Creations..They are part of GizzA’s Rebel outfit and are available at The Gypset Market in a variety of colors, accessories included.

~Click here to tp to GizzA’s main store and check out all of the amazing new collections~

what i’m wearing…
skin: Essences {Jamie} Free Gift, click here to tp!
teeth: teeth tattoo is included in Essences Free Gift, Jamie.
hair: !lamb. Gemini (Mesh)
nails: (DN) Manicure – Starley
top: GizzA – Rebel Outfit [Terracotta] Tank Top (part of set) New! @ The Gypset Market
pants: Pixicat Biker Pants @ Kustom9
shoes: [whatever] High Heel 2.0 – classic -@ TDR Fusion! (includes hud with different options for bottoms and crosses)
bangles (l): GizzA – Chained Treasure Set New!
bangles (r): GizzA – Chained Treasure Set – New!
necklace: GizzA – Chained Treasure Set – Necklace [More Chain] (necklace comes with [Less Chain] version as well. New! Find set @ La Metallique Fair
sunglasses: GizzA – Rebel Outfit [Terracotta] Aviator Sunglasses (included in outfit)
ring: LaGyo_Malika triple ring Silver
bag: [ glow ] studio – Bambi brown fur satchel (by jocelyn.anatine)