return of the coven

one of reign‘s latest gachas for the epiphany is the return of the coven set.. a continuation of their witchy gacha set from last year. and since i pretty much live my life as if i’m the next surpreme, this gacha was basically made for me…

return of the coven

however, the name is a liiiiiiiittle misleading. it implies the coven has been dormant since last year. instead, what really happened is.. we’ve just been quiet, and i’m back to recruiting new members to add to the fold. pumms is the first of many, and she and i are totally not in a shady, seedy shack to summon the dark yordle… cough cough. we’re just here to chat about innocent witch-type things like whether cats or owls are better familiars, or if eye of newt or toe of frog is more potent for love potions. absolutely no shenanigans will take place, i promise……

what we’re wearing…
on vixxie (yellow hair) ::
body + feet – maitreya – lara
hands – slink – avatar enhancement elegant1
head – lelutka – leda
skin + makeup – glam affair – alyx applier in asia
eyes – buzzeri – chromatic eyes in sapphire (@ the epiphany)
hair + headband – besom + reign – juicyfruit
tattoo – white widow – deepwater (@ seasons story)
piercings – haus of darcy – kyou
nails – cx – canidae claws
jacket – reign – montgomery fur coat (@ the epiphany)
top – tee*fy – nana ruffles sleeve top in stripes (@ collabor88)
skirt – reign – coven skater skirt in cross (@ the epiphany)
socks – reign – coven thigh socks w/ garter (@ the epiphany)
boots – reign – coven ankle boots (@ the epiphany)
necklace – reign – moons aligned necklace (@ the epiphany)
bag – reign – spellbook bag (@ the epiphany)

on pumms (red hair) ::
body + feet – maitreya – lara
hands – slink – avatar enhancement elegant1
skin – glam affair – diann in artic
eyes – s0ng – oxy pale green eye
hair – magika – drive
tattoo – speakeasy – wctch tattoo
piercings – haus of darcy – the grey
nails – .vix – bright solids
top – reign – witchy crop top (@ the epiphany)
skirt – reign – coven skater skirt in gray (@ the epiphany)
socks – reign – coven socks w/ garter (@ the epiphany)
boots – reign – coven ankle boots (@ the epiphany)
necklace – reign – moon crystal necklace (@ the epiphany)
drink – reign – black magic traveler (@ the epiphany)
ring 1 – maxi gossamer – royal khadijah estate
ring 2 – maxi gossamer – duchess dazzle jewel

poses – purple poses
backdrop – the hive (@ salem)

no cure for fools..

no cure for fools..

What I’m Wearing..

HeadLeLutka – Mesh Head Lotte
Body/HandsMaitreya – Mesh Body Lara
EyesSong – Hyun Green Eye
SkinGlam Affair – Violet LeLutka Applier (@ gacha garden)
TattooSpeakeasy – Wreckage Tattoo (@ the men’s dept)
HairMagika – Heartbeat
Bra/PantiesBlueberry – Faris – Untie Bra/Panties (@ mesh body addicts)
NecklaceMaxi Gossamer – Rose Heart

superfan

over the years, i think i’ve made it pretty clear that i love me some sailor moon. it’s so nostalgic for me.. i grew up watching it every single day after school (toonami ftw!). i love the story, i love the characters, i love the art.. and it is still, to this day, one of my favorite television series ever.

of course i love the main character, but.. i’ve always identified more with other scouts. mainly jupiter (because she was tall && brunette like me irl) and mercury (i thought she was awesome because she was so smart!) and welp..

superfan

sometimes, i just can’t resist the urge to indulge in a li’l cosplay. :3

the crystal heart festival is an event that i about *had a fit* over. so many cute things, all in one place, catering to my inner anime nerd.. it’s like i died and went to sailor moon heaven. i squealed (literally) over these atomic sweatshirts, and vivi had some luck in the cosmic dust purse gacha and won me the mercury bag… and thus, i was pretty much obligated to become one with ami mizuno.

if you’ve haven’t been to crystal heart and you’re as big of a sailor moon fan as i am, then gooooooooo. you won’t regret it! your inventory will be bursting with sailor scout goodness and it’s more awesome than i can even put into words!

what i’m wearing…
body – slink – hourglass
hands – slink – avatar enhancement casual && elegant
head – lelutka – leda
skin + makeup – glam affair – liuly in asia 02 (@ shiny shabby)
eyes – s0ng – chin blue eye (@ crystal heart festival)
hair – truth – arden
tattoo – antielle – moonlight justice
piercing – haus of darcy – dark winged
nails – veechi – scout uniform nails
top – atomic – sailor scout sweatshirt in mercury (@ crystal heart festival)
shorts – candydoll – alexa shorts in squa
socks – atomic – scout stockings in mercury
shoes – reign – all star thigh high heels
bag – cosmic dust – cosmic moon bag in mercury (@ crystal heart festival)
phone – bunbun – magical phone in ribbon blue (@ crystal heart festival)
necklace – maxi gossamer – the moon and stars for you
headband – magika headband group gift
poses – exposeur
location – watchtower

summertime

summer, summer, summer time..

time to sit back and unwind..

here it is, a groove slightly transformed.. just a bit of a break from the norm. just a li’l somethin’ to break the monotony of all that hardcore dance that it’s gotten to be a little bit outta control, it’s cool to dance but what about a groove that soothes and moves romance–

*ahem*

summertime

so tomorrow, the 20th, is the first *official* day of summer! and of course, me ‘n’ my girls are already pumped for bikini season.

two years ago (yeah, it’s been that long) vivi, pumms and i did a little video together (with some help from the hubs, allarik) set to my all-time favorite summer anthem. i know vivi is a HUGE fan of will smith, but i can’t start my summer off without listening to this song on repeat. and today has been the day of nothin’ but summer summer summertime~

sittin’ with your friends ’cause y’all reminisce about the days growin’ up and the first person you kissed, and as i think back makes me wonder how the smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia..

what we’re wearing…
on vivienne (dark hair) ::
body, hands + feet – maitreya – lara
skin – glam affair – klarissa in jamaica
eye makeup – glam affair – caroline eyes makeup 06
lipstick – glam affair – caroline lipstick 05
eyes – s0ng – luna envi eye
hair – magika – stay the night
tattoo – speakeasy – sailors grave
swimsuit – rebel hope – majorca mesh bikini (@ fameshed)
necklace – maxi gossamer – little sparrow
bag – beebu – kiki tote (@ the arcade)

on vixxie (purple hair) ::
body + feet – maitreya – lara
hands – slink – avatar enhancement elegant1
ears – mandala – steking ears
skin – glam affair – mira in asia
eyes – s0ng – aki sky eye
hair – exile – stay (@ the arcade)
tattoo – speakeasy – virtue
swimsuit – vinyl – roe bikini (@ uber)
necklace – tentacio – radio 03 (@ the arcade)
sunglasses – glamistry – sunglasses pu2003
drink – bueno – soda popsicle (@ the arcade)
bracelets – izzie’s – assorted beads bracelet in black

on pumms (red hair) ::
body – maitreya – lara
hands – slink – avatar enhancement elegant1
feet – slink – avatar enhancement flat
ears – mandala – steking ears
skin – glam affair – sasha in arctic
eye makeup – glam affair – marta eyes makeup 03
hair – exile – check out time
tattoo – letis – je t’aime
swimsuit – birdy – boho bikini in blue (@ the arcade)
coverup – zaara – reva cover up in ivory (@ collabor88)
necklace – maxi gossamer – monterey boho (@ collabor88)
ring – maxi gossamer – roho

pose – purple poses (edited – @ tropical summer fair)
backdrop – trompe loeil hammock + trees, jian torches, consignment van (@ the arcade)

luxe

in case you’ve not heard, there is a new “subscription” service in sl called luxe box. it’s like all those popular surprise boxes in rl.. you pay a fee every month for a box full of goodies, delivered right to your door, and you don’t know beforehand what you’re gonna get.

this concept, to me, is quite appealing. not only do i love surprises and subscription boxes in rl appeal to me a lot too, but also.. for luxe box, it was basically all of my favorite brands participating. blueberry, foxes, tee*fy, erratic, reign, tres blah, magika, scarlet creative, mish mish and so on.. the line up is pretty good, yeah?

so i joined basically the *second* the group was open, and i excitedly awaited my box…

luxe

and i gotta say, i’m pretty pleased with it!

for the first one, the contents were fantastic. fatpacks.. fatpacks everywhere! cute dresses, *awesome* shoes, cropped tops, lovely hairstyles, even houses && furniture. i’m wearing my personal favorites from the box above, and had so much fun unpacking everything && looking at it all.

i will say, though.. there were a couple of items inside that i wasn’t terribly keen on, and was a little disappointed that two of the items were maitreya lara exclusives. now of course, i do own that body, but my personal preference for mesh bodies is actually slink’s hourglass. it’s not a huge problem for me because i’ve just grown used to swapping bodies to wear this brand or that brand, but for other customers who may have just invested in one mesh body that isn’t maitreya then it might be a problem. for something that’s supposed to be a surprise.. that you buy before you can see anything inside.. it seems like it might be a good idea to offer things anyone and everyone can wear, not just owners of one specific body (despite how popular said body is).

overall, however, i really like the concept and am excited to see what comes in the next few months! as far as pricing goes, i’d say i’d be willing to pay double, triple even quadruple(!) the amount of this first month as long as the quality and color options for the items in the box remains the same. it could be that this first month was fatpacks galore because it was the very first one, and as the months go by that could change, but at least for now.. i’m willing to keep subscribing to see what comes.

did you subscribe to luxe box? did you like it? i think it’s fun and exciting, and something different than the insane amount of sim-specific events. i’m looking forward to seeing next month’s box and beyond~

what i’m wearing…
body + feet – maitreya – lara
hands – slink – avatar enhancement elegant1
ears – mandala – steking ears
head – lelutka – leda
skin + all makeup – glam affair – laura applier in asia
hair – magika – may (part of luxe box)
eyes – buzzeri – glacier eyes in angel
tattoo – speakeasy – virtue
piercings – haus of darcy – banrion faolchu
blue dress – erratic – joan dress in blue (part of luxe box)
green/white dress – tee*fy – verna simple dress in spring (part of luxe box)
floral/red dress – tres blah – belted shift dress (part of luxe box)
purple top – foxes – vintage tied tee (part of luxe box)
pink top – blueberry – leign bustier (part of luxe box)
gray shoes – reign – madame booties in gray
tan boots – reign – luxe thigh high pumps (part of luxe box)
white shoes – reign – peep toe pumps in luxe white
beaded necklace – maxi gossamer – valencia
charm necklace – yummy – wayward charm necklace
red necklace – maxi gossamer – coachella gypsy (@ collabor88)
blue clutch – reign – boho pouch 5
white handbag – mutresse – mona bag
shoulder bag – c’est la vie – sunny day bag
puppy – mish mish – teacup pomeranian companion (part of luxe box)
all poses – bauhaus movement
backdrop – scarlet creative house (part of luxe box), botanical bushes, hayabusa design tree

first of spring..

first of spring..

What I’m Wearing..

BodyMaitreya – Mesh Body Lara
HandsSlink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Elegant1
FeetSlink – Avatar Enhancement Feet Flat
SkinGlam Affair – Sia II in Artic
EyesSong – Venus Ivy Eye
EyebrowsBuzzeri – Natural Eyebrows
EyelashesIzzie’s – Mesh Alpha Lashes
EyelinerGlam Affair – Marta Eyes Makeup #3
HairMagika – Honey Whiskey
TattooSpeakeasy – All Seeing Tattoo (@ men only monthly)
Nails(.vix) – French Manicure
PiercingHaus of Darcy – The Grey in Silver Lining
TopAddams – Tatiana Top (@ collabor88)
ShortsAddams – Dolores Shorts (@ collabor88)
ShoesL.Warwick – Flup Flops
NecklaceMaxi Gossamer – Flower Heart
RingMaxi Gossamer – Unicorn Maiden Star