“!gO!” and More (red)Mint

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So, I’m on my second Snow Day.  That means more time for SL and blogging!  Recently, I was surfing the Marketplace, looking for freebies and cheapies.  In the process, I was introduced to a new-to-me store called “!gO!” by Gocha Merlin.  I decided to visit it inworld and just had to pick up a few things.  Today, I’m showing you the Naughty Chemise mesh top, which was quite reasonably priced, and which also comes in several other colors, including a fabulous red.  I liked the shape of the mesh top, open and hanging in delicious ways on my avi’s body.  It comes in various sizes, all in one folder, so you can find the one that fits you best.

GO and Redmint shopped 2

I would have actually bought lots more stuff at !gO!, but it’s the end of the month and I’m running short on lindens.  :/  But, this is a store that I’ll be watching, for sure!  I’m once again wearing my (red)Mint ePunk boots, this time in black, with the included socks.  Now these socks are part of the original ePunk boots.  As I mentioned yesterday, Ms. Schulze has released several new sock add-on sets (available as HUDs).  Also as I mentioned yesterday, the boots come with several options – the socks on just one leg or the other, or on both legs, plus all the appliers for the current big booty fad.  I’m also wearing (red)Mint’s new hair once again because I wanted to wear this cute gacha Aviator Rush Hat by PopTart that I picked up at Suicide Dollz. I got this rare Kamikaze version on my first play!  This (red)Mint hairstyle works better than most if you want to wear some headgear.  You probably can’t see them, but I’m also wearing a little miniskirt by Sn@tch coz I didn’t want my “lady bits” to be “proud and out loud,” if you know what I mean.  And now….the obligatory closeup!

GO and Redmint  shopped 3

Here, you can better see the cool hat with its cracked lenses; it also has spikes on the back, which you can’t see in this pic.  Well, that’s it for now.  Until next time…

Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Top – !gO! – Naughty Chemise – Black

Skirt – Sn@tch – Fritzie Mesh Cord Mini – Black

Boots with Socks – (red)Mint – ePunk Boots – No. 7**

Hair – (red)Mint – Hair No. 16’14 – Silver (Neutrals Pack) **

Hat – {PopTart} – Aviator Rush Hat – Kamikaze – Rare – available at Suicide Dollz

Skin – Belleza – Ria Pale 2 Dk

Necklace – [glow] studio – Bird Necklace Raven (TDR Fusion)

Eyes by IKON

Lashes by Beetlebones

Photos taken at locations from the Destination Guide – (1) Surreal Effects and (2) Valo Gallery (in front of artwork entitled “Turbulenzen im Andromeda-Nebel” by Asmita Duranjaya)

**Review copies provided – thank you so much, Moni, for supporting my blog!

I love me some League and (red)Mint!

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So, League had a sale.  If you’re very, very lucky, the sale prices are still in effect even though, technically, the sale is over.  I just love League – it’s been around forever (since 2007), and the texture and sculpting work is just amazing, I think.  I’ll never forget when League first came out with the gartered stockings.  I think they were the first in SL to offer them, and if not the first, they were the first store to do the gartered stockings so well.  They are super sexy and super cute, too.  So, when I read that League was having a 50% off sale, I just had to run over and fill up my shopping bag.

league nyx corset and lace skirt edited

Of course, I had to get some new gartered stockings, so I picked up the brambled pattern – so cute!  I fell in love with the dirty lace skirts, and had to get both colors, black and brown – brown is shown here.  The Nyx corsets just blew me away – via HUD you can change whether the straps are assymetrical -one down, one up, or symmetrical – both down.  You can also choose whether the outlines of the straps are brown, black, or without outlines.  Then the corset itself has several modes – how many seams you want on the corset, the color of the seams, plus the colors of the spikes, and even whether you want the spikes to show in the first place.  Amazingly versatile!  Now, the Nyx corset actually has skirt add-ons that match them perfectly, but I challenged myself to do more of a mix-up outfit, so voilà.

Now, I did mention (red)Mint in my post title, right?  (red)Mint is another absolutely favorite store of mine because Moni Schulze can really create *anything.*  She does skins, shoes, clothing, hair, jewelry, shapes.  Just about everything you need to beautify yourself.  Many of her products (especially the skins) have a definite fantasy feel to them, but everything else can really be worn by *anyone*!  Case in  point, the wonderful new hairstyle worn here.  It is perfect for wearing under hats without having to adjust anything.  And the textures are among the best in SL, I believe.  Plus, when you wear (red)Mint hair, you *won’t* look like everyone else in SL!  The boots are also by (red)Mint – they come in every color you could possibly want – and they come with various sock options.  They are actually not a new item.  However, Moni released new sock add-ons for the boots.  I feel a bit bad for not showing you some of the socks, but I tried and they just didn’t go with the rest of this outfit.  Plus, I wanted to show League’s famous gartered socks!  But with the (red)Mint boots, you can change the sock textures and patterns via HUD a gazillion ways – darks, lights, stripes, you name it.  Plus, you can choose whether you have one sock up or both, and there are appliers for all the current mesh booty add-ons that so many people seem to love.  Here’s a close up before I forget… See the pretty textures on the hair??  Yummy!

league nyx corset and lace skirt ps

My skin is by Belleza, the recent Fifty Linden Friday redhead skin (love it!), and my bracelets, horns, collar, and necklace is by the Plastik, another recent FLF set.  My nails are by the incomparable +:WTG:+.  As you may know, I was away for over a year, and I’m still finding “new” stuff in my inventory (new to me, anyway).  If you’re looking for over-the-top-fancy nails with rings, lots of options, and just exquisite workmanship, +:WTG:+ is your shop.  These nails are an older item and are not made for SLink hands, but they look damn good even without the fancy mesh hands, I think!

Ok, I really didn’t mean to write this much!  I’m long-winded, huh?  I’ll shut up now and just say…

Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Corset – *League* – Nyx Corset – Lace – Apricot

Skirt – *League* – Full Skirt Lace Skirt with Ribbons – Brown

Boots – (red)Mint – ePunk Boots – No. 08 (worn without leggings)

Stockings – *League* – Side-Gartered Stockings – Bramble – Brown Garter

Nails/Rings – +:+WTG+:+ – Dark Zone Jeweled Nails

Skin – Belleza – Felicity Skin (FLF)

Jewelry and Horns – the Plastik – Krysis Set – Eastern Sunrise Limited Edition (FLF)

Hairbase by Wasabi Pills

Eyes by Poetic Colors

Lipstick by Sorry Asia

Lashes by Beetlebones

Photos taken on location at League; photos edited with Photoshop (still learning the program, so don’t judge too harshly) 🙂

^v^DRBC^v^ and Death Row Designs – Part 2

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As promised, in this post, I will show you another outfit from DRBC, along with another color of DRD’s Post Apocalyptic Nerdstomper Boots.  Now, apparently, I did not pay full price for this dress.  No, I got it for only L$100, and you can, too, if you hurry over to Suicide Dollz before it ends!

DRBC and DRD Sweet Tart Gazebo

This is DRBC’s Sweet Tart Lovedoll dress, which as I said, is available in this pattern, as well as five other patterns, for only L$100.  I love the mesh skirt on the dress.  I’ve bought other mesh outfits where the creator tried to make a short, flared skirt, and was not pleased at how it worked on my avi.  This one works great!  Honestly,  I loved every single pattern this dress came in, but I had to be frugal and just pick one – so hard (whines)!  As you can see, I’m wearing another color of DRD’s boots here – the Fire color.  You can also better see my fave new tattoo in this pic.  I picked up this Fly Away birds leg tattoo by My Cocaine at Fi*Friday for a great price.

drbc sweet tart bench

You may have noticed my skin is different in this post than the last one.  I had to return to my Belleza Ria Pale skin, available for a discounted price at the fabulous Collabor88 (previously blogged).    I also added some lovely jewelry by Violet Voltaire, which is still available on the Marketplace.  Well, that’s about it.  Hope you enjoyed!

Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Outfit – ^v^DRBC^v^ – Sweet Tart – Lovedoll Dress – available at Suicide Dollz  – hurry – ends soon!

Boots – Death Row Designs – Post Apocalyptic Nerdstomper Boots – Fire

Skin – Belleza – Ria Pale 2 Dark – available at Collabor88

Hair – LoQ – Bacardi – Black – available at The Dressing Room Fusion

Tattoo – Your Cocaine – Fly Away – available at Fi*Friday

Jewelry by Violet Voltaire – Cameo Gargoyle Necklace; Glitterati Bracecelt; Melancholy Earrings – available on the Marketplace

Eyes by IKON

Lashes by Beetlebones

^^DRBC^^ and Deathrow Designs (DRD) – Part 1

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I have a new favorite store.  It goes by ^v^DRBC^v^, which stands for Death Rocker Betty Crocker.  The name alone is awesome.  Once I wandered around inside, I liked the store even more.  While it is not a huge store, what it does have is quite inventive and fun, and of course, very punky goth/lolita.  I ran over there this past week because a really cute dress was on sale for Woeful Wednesday.  While there, I had to grab up a few more items.  Good news for everyone – the item I paid full price for is now on sale, so you guys can get it cheaper than I did. 🙂

The first item is the Sweet Tart Lovesick dress in the “b movie” print.  Sweet Tart is actually the name of a somewhat softer, less grungy line of clothing at DRBC.  It comes in various other prints, but this is the one that was on special for Woeful Wednesdays last week, and it was my fave anyway!  It gives you a good idea of the inventive apparel at DRBC.  I love that there’s a little embellishment of black flowers on the right strap, and the print is nicely done.  As usual, it comes in various mesh sizes, sure to fit any avatar.

DRBC Sweet Tart Love Sick b Movie 1

I’m also wearing some rather new boots from Death Row Designs – the Postapocalyptic Nerdstompers in Coal.  Jaimy Hancroft of DRD does great grunge boots – they always have various doo-dads and junk added to them to go with the theme.  These have various computer cords and wires wrapped around them – very cool.  They also come in several sizes to better fit your feet and legs.  They are available in several colors, this being the coal (black) color.  If you want to see them closer, just click to enlarge the photo below.

DRD Postapocalyptic Nerdstompers Coal

Here’s my obligatory closeup to better show my purty, gothy skin, and the detail on the bodice of the dress.

DRBC Sweet Tart Lovesick b Movie 2

So, my skin is a new group gift from Essences called Emma.  It’s nice and dramatic, and the group was free to join when I did a few days ago.  My hair is from Loq, the Bacardi hair that is available at The Dressing Room Fusion – you get a fatpack with lots and lots of colors for only L$70.  A bargain!  My raven necklace is another item at TDR Fusion, this time from [glow] studio.  I have a serious real life fascination with crows, so I have an inventory full of raven and crow themed items in SL.  I had to add this necklace to the collection, and the price was certainly right!  Don’t you just love TDR?  Such great designers, and such great prices.  I hope they never stop!

Well, I’m realizing now that this post is pretty long already, and I still have another DRBC outfit to show you!  So, I’m gonna make this part one, and do a separate post on the second outfit.  So, until just a little later,

Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Dress – ^V^DRBC^V^– Sweet Tart – Lovesick Dress – b movie

Boots – Death Row Designs – Postapocalyptic Nerdstompers – Coal

Skin – Essences – Emma – Gift – doux “brown”

Hair – LoQ – Bacardi – Black – available at TDR Fusion

Necklace – [glow] studio – Bird Necklace Raven – available at TDR Fusion

Leg Tattoo – Your Cocaine – Fly Away – birds – available at Fi*Fridays (not shown in pics, but really nice!)

Bracelets and Earrings by LouLou&Co – French Kiss and Nevermore; Hesperide – White and Black

Garter – LouLou&Co – Crepuscule V.1

Eyes by IKON

Lashes by Beetlebones

Malfean Visions – Gogo

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I enjoy the monthly 25 for 25 Hunt.  There are usually pics on the hunt’s website of the prizes offered (see warning at the end of the post),  the items are not impossible to find, and the price is L$25 – pretty reasonable.  The hunt prize from Malfean Visions (:{MV}:) this round is a cute outfit that includes legwarmer boots.  Check it out.

MV Gogo for 25 for 25 comp

MV is one of my fave stores coz Loki has excellent weekly sales (usually on weekends), and she participates in sales events and hunts often, so it’s always possible to get something on sale.  Not to mention, her texturing and sculpting skills are top-notch.  I hope my pics do her work justice; I decided to practice my green screen removal techniques, so we have a rather vanilla three pic comp here.

Let’s see, what else am I wearing?  My skin is from Belleza – the Ria skin available for a special price at Collabor88.  Naturally, I picked the most dramatic makeup option. My hair is the newest release from Magika called Many.  I’m so happy Ms. Gully is still creating hair – she’s such a pro.  My jewelry is not new; you can see the particulars in the credits below.

Now, the warning.  Anyone who reads my blog knows I’m not a drama queen.  Since I am, in a way, promoting the 25 for 25 Hunt in this blog today, I feel compelled to let you know that the hunt pic for BSD Design Studio is *not* the prize you are buying for L$25.  No, it is simply the *location* of the hunt item.  Imagine my disappointment when I opened the box, thinking I was getting a really amazing pair of shoes for a measly L$25, and I find instead a little purse.  I never wear purses in SL.  Meh.  Deleted.  L$25 down the drain.  You are hereby warned. 🙂  (By the way, I’m not alleging any intentional attempt to deceive by anyone; most likely, it was an honest mistake.  See?  Not a drama queen, just a fan of truth in advertising.)

Until next time, happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Outfit with Legwarmer Boots – Malfean Visions (:{MV}:) – Gogo Outfit

Skin – Belleza – Ria Pale 2 Dk – at Collabor88

Hair – Magika – Many

Earrings – Sn@tch – Legion Jewelry Set

Bracelet – LouLou&Co – Asteroid – Red

Eyes by IKON

Lashes by Beetlebones

Lolapop and Yummy New Curio!

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Oh my goodness, as I’m sure everyone knows, Curio has finally released new skins.  My very first skin purchase in SL, way back in 2008, was from Curio, so I definitely have a soft spot for Gala Phoenix’s work.  The new skins don’t disappoint; I just had to shell out a few lindens to get Nadia, the skin specifically made for dark-haired girls like me.  Of course, I chose the gothest of the makeups – no. 2.  Look, I did a composite….

Lolapop and Curio compSuch a sweet and innocent face!  But what a sexy and dangerous outfit!  The outfit is new from Lolapop, which I usually think of as a jewelry designer.  Obviously, Lola can also make very sexy mesh clothing, too!  The Flirting with Danger outfit comes with the black, double-slit skirt, and your choice of three spiky corsets – red (shown), black, and purple.  It comes in lots of sizes, including sizes for girls with larger breasts (although not for mesh breasts).  The collar is not part of the outfit.  It’s from redMint, which awhile back released some posture collars in a myriad of styles, including RLV enabled.  The collars also come with a HUD to change the color of the collar, as well as the metal parts, and you can even choose to change your avi’s posture (even with an AO on) to  reflect the collar’s effects.  Pretty cool, no?  My hair is from Sadistic Hacker, one of my favorite hair designers for edgy styles.  This one is called Nagi and is unisex; it comes in several bang styles, and if you like buying single hair colors, the price is so reasonable.  The earrings are part of the Legion set by Sn@tch, which was on sale for Woeful Wednesday.  If you like, you may find that it’s still on sale; if so, it will be right in the front of the store.  It also comes with a matching necklace (not worn).   Is there anything Ivey cannot make beautifully?   Finally, my lovely boots are an old favorite of mine from Lapointe & Bastchild – the sexy Elise ankle boots.

Hope you were entertained by my efforts!  Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Outfit – Lolapop – Flirting with Danger Outfit – Amor top**

Skin – Curio – Pearl – Nadia – Makeup 2 – Black]

Hair – Sadistic Hacker – Nagi Hair (Long Bangs/Black)

Earrings  – Sn@tch – Legion Jewelry Set

Posture Collar – (red)Mint – Posture V-Collar (Women) No. 01**

Eyes – IKON – Spectral Eyes – Wight

Arm Tattoos – CoLLisions – Hysasynth

Back  Tattoos – Para Designs – Eternal

Chest Tattoos – Para Designs – Love Birds

Bracelet – LouLou&Co – Asteroid – Red

Mesh Lashes by Beetlebones

**Review copies – thank you to the wonderful designers for supporting my blog!

Sn@tch for TDR Fusion

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I just love Ivey Deschanel of Sn@tch, and I am so happy that she is still with SL, and still a prodigiously prolific designer with new releases every week.  I really admire her work ethic!  Sn@tch is a guest designer at TDR (The Dressing Room) Fusion this go-around, and I can’t be more pleased.  Here’s the sexy, yet classy, outfit she designed for us.

snatch for tdr fusion_002

Socialite is available in three different color combinations, each for an insanely low price.  This is the teal and charcoal combo, which I chose because I needed a little color mix-up from my usual reds, blacks, and whites (oh, and pink, of course).  You get the sexy mesh halter top with the add-on brooch, which is color change via click.  And of course you get the slimming, quilted fabric pencil skirt.

snatch for tdr fusion_003

I also love my new boots! I picked these up at SL Fashion Week; they’re by PopTart and come in two heel types – platform and combat – and with or without the cool wings. All types are sold separately.  Obligatory close up time!

snatch for tdr fusion_004Let’s see; what else am I wearing?  The cuffs are by deviousMind and are available at OMGacha – I love them so much, I couldn’t stop clicking “pay” to try to get all the colors!  Darn gacha machines!  My horns are another OMGacha item, this time from Tabou Iresistible.  That’s another gacha machine I couldn’t stop playing.  Love those little horns!  Finally, my earrings were free at Sn@tch’s Fishing Pond.  Ivey has generously put 25 boxes containing boots, jewelry, dresses, skirts, and tops in the pond, and all you have to do is fish them out – absolutely free (no bait required).  I wanted to show you some of the fishing prizes, but I’m not sure if I’ll have the time to do another post soon.  Christmas break is officially over and RL work calls!

Well, hope you enjoyed, and happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Skirt and Top with Brooch – Sn@tch for TDR Fusion – Socialite – Charcoal and Teal

Boots – (PopTart) for SL Fashion Week – Platform Chunk Boots  (Black) Wings

Cuffs – deviousMind for OMGacha – Lolita Wristwraps – Storm

Earrings – Sn@tch – Crystal Gypsy Earrings – Fishing prize (no. 3)

Horns – Tabou Iresistible for OMGacha – Brown/White Horns Belted

Hair – LeLutka – Evilly hair – CoalMine (previously blogged)

Skin – Belleza – Mya Pale Xmas Gift

Lashes – Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes V.01 (Starstruck black)

Eyes – IKON – Spectral Eyes -Wight

Photos taken at LC’s World of Fashion – Free Public Photo Studio