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Home & Garden Expo – The little details

 

HGE R(S)W  chair - cookie tin & dragon

R(S)W  is a new-to-me store and I’m so glad I came across it in this years Home & Garden Expo – I know I will be a Secondlife long fan ! This is what I so enjoy about this Expo, every single year I find something new, or should I say someone new (well new to me anyway). I’ve been guilty of focusing on the grand things sometimes, and overlooking sometimes the most beautiful items. Take this chair for example. Its simply gorgeous, superbly crafted a real homely piece with such sweet details. The more I looked at it, the more I adored it. Of course its got an abundance of sit poses and amazingly comes in at 1 prim, that made my miserly heart very happy indeed. Did you see the dragon? Such a tiny piece, yet intricate and a wealth of detail – it doesn’t DO anything – it doesn’t have too, it just sits there looking dragon’ish ! My favourite thing this year is the cookie jar pictured above, a vintage scene on the tin which is utterly adorable, touch it and it offers you a choice of six cookies – take one and it asks permission to attach to your hand, youre animated to munch away on it – until- POOF- Its gone…fantastic ! I popped over to Robin Sojourner’s store and ohmaiii I better get some cash in because there are SO many thingsssss I want ! The store has some sooper items, including quilts, low prim coolers with poses that dispense snacks and more – visit at the Expo but don’t forget to take a peek at the store too.

R(S)W  @ The Home & Garden Expo

R(S)W  Store

Market place store

I dont wanna make you broke ! (Freebies)

Freebie dress-top Corvus

 

Oh Haii! Sooo yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of our Pure group members – despite what Zan says about me being all moody-shy-private – I really love to meet up with you! Anyyyywayy hi Johanna *waves* – we had a chat as I fixed the group gifts and she told me that Zan and I keep her broke ! Ohnooessss , can’t have that. So in her honour I’m doing a post today with freebies that are delectabubble and pretty and wont cost a dime. Above is a stunning mesh dress from Corvus. I’m wearing it over jeans as a long’ish top. Its got a snazzy side tie, kinda like a knot, and has  skull logo which might be handy-dandy for Halloween? Really nicely made and sooper easy to wear.

FREE outfit - appliers for Slink Physique for jeans, system layers - mesh top - Giselle hair by Pollen - FREE skin all appliers inc.

This next outfit is from FLG, what a corker, not only do you get a lovely mesh top, but also jeans that come in system layers and Slink Physique appliers – the jeans have SIX colours ! The top has a HUD also with SIX different patterns/colours plussss you also get a Slink mani & pedi tossed in – blimey isn’t that the steal?

Free outfit- clothing layer & Physique jeans - mesh top - hair by Pollen Giselle

This is the entire list of contents:

HUD Pants : Brazilia,Phatazz,Wowmeh,Banned , Slink Physique and 6 colors

HUD: Slink Nails Feet and Hand 6 colors

HUD: Blouse mesh 5 sizes and Hud 6 colors

HUD : Slink Pants Stocking 6 colors

HUD : Banned , Slink Physique 6 colors

6 Pants Layers

6 Stocking Pants Layers

FLG Market place store

Pollen – Giselle hair

Mine Lena hair at  my attic @ The Deck (95L !)

Corvus free dress

Summer fun.

 

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Even if you don’t blog SL most people like to take decent pictures of themselves and you just can’t do it without the decent poses.  I was using some of my Image Essential poses in my previous post and then I realised that Kay Weston has some out at the latest round of The Thrift Market which has finally died down enough for me to have a bit of a mooch around.  TBH I didn’t stay for very long because with my new skin and hair I just wanted to get some SL posing done before I have to return to woolies and jeans.

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The poses I’m using in these pictures are from the Sashay pack and at this moment is only available at The Thrift Shop Event.  Although Fat packs offer you better value in the end, if you’re just after a few single poses then there are ooodles of them in her main shop.   Not only does she have a shop packed with single poses, couple poses,  fat packs, props, Gachas and on and on I think she has some of the best male poses in SL.  Even though its me hopping on and off the poses I can tell that these aren’t womens poses that have been tweaked to suit a male shape, or maybe they are but they’ve been done so well they work.  They’re subtle, simple, many and boyish.  They’re manly enough for any bulked up AV and yet also subtle enough for Baylen.  I’m just counting my blessings that our sim is in Autumn mode because there is a beach lookout chair, one of those high chairs that life guards like to pose on, which is pretty darn excellent as a prop for a summer sim.

However one of the best things about Image Essentials and Kay Western is her generosity.   She has studios packed with props and poses FREE for all to use.  Each studio is dedicated to a certain style ie male props/poses, group props/poses, family props/poses.  Then dotted over the sim are full builds for you to use at your leasure.  You can rezz your own props and poses but seriously you will probably not need to do that at all because not only has she ensured that there are as many props/poses for people to use she uses not only her own but many props/poses from basically everyone who makes them.  It goes without saying that if you do rezz something then keep the prims DOWN! and make sure to CLEAN UP!  I know that seems obvious but Faith and I know all to well that people can be such mucky people lol.  Other than that all Kay asks is that you join her, Free, group and don’t bother the wild life.  This generosity allows everyone a chance to try to make pictures that they are proud of and show them how artistic they can be.  Also although this is an active sim and group you’re not spammed.  One of the most helpful groups and even when you’re on the sim pulling poses no one will bother you because they’re all so busying doing their own thing.  So no excuses for all the naff piccies.  Pop over, join and see what you can do.

Hopefully the LM should take you directly to the Image Essential stall at The Thrift Shop but if it doesn’t it’s easy to find as it’s right at the end of a row and right next to the row of so tempting Gachas.

PS although Kay has made all of the studios and builds free to use there are Tip Jars to pop some Lindens in or just go and buy something.  That way you get to have some handy poses to use in your own home as well as helping with the cost of the sim.

Image Essentials@The Thrift Shop

Image Essential

Shabby sweetness Home & Garden Expo

 

HGE Shabby Tabby Table & chairs, screen, lights

Get your “awwww’s” lined up, here’s some seriously sweet gear from Shabby Tabby. above is the chalky chairs and table set, plus the ever-so-cute lighting rod with assorted dingly dangly lamps (they turn on and off too!) The screen is so lovely, very different from what I’ve seen around and could easily fit in most décors. Great sitting animations, in fact I sat there for a few hours clearing my inventory out !

HGE Shabby Tabby & Boogers

This is also from Shabby Tabby, the “story time bookshelf”, low prim and uber cute with lotsa poses to lounge,read and dream. The pompoms are from Boogers – I HAD to won them as I make pompoms in real life ! one prim a string and assorted colours in the box.

HGE Shabby Tabby NEW!!!

There is also this darling little tent, regaled in twinkly lights and pink bunting, with a pile of cushions inside and out. The textures on this are exceptionally beautiful. All available at The Home & Garden Expo !

Shabby Tabby @ The Home & Garden Expo

Home & Garden Expo blog

Boogers

Blown Away.

Fortunately for this skin you don’t need to rush in fact since otyebis (Sly Pumas) sim is so beautiful even if you’re not after a new skin or shape you need to come for a super Autumnal sim to play in.  Set out with home, animals, tree’s, cafe, dock, boat and on and on and even as I type otyebis is adding more and more to the sim in keeping with the Autumn months.  Can’t wait for Winter.  I have to admit that as soon as I saw the amazing sim surround she uses I grabbed Faith and she agreed it was the best we’ve seen in SL so we went and bought our own.

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This is just a tiny part of the sim but how lovely is this.  The landmark takes you to the PumeC shop which is only a small part of the whole sim and unless she’s moved it there is also a small shape shop which although the skin packs come with a shape inc I am glued into either my Anna’s shapes (worn) or my new SLink Physique shape and I’ve never tried them.  The whole sim is open to all and plenty to see or do or just to simply sit there and let your SL and RL relax.

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The top shot is my vanity shot the others are taken in my Nams Optimum Skin and prim setting and no fiddling with the pictures.  I use this setting all the time apart when I’m sat on my sim reading notes, cleaning invent, chatting to friends etc so to me this is how I look inworld but obviously I cannot make others set their settings to the same so to some it won’t look the same but trust me the Nams setting will make not only your skin but your clothes, hair and home look crisp clean and beautifully textured.

This skin is called Lara and she comes from one of the Gacha’s in otyebis shop there are 2 skin Gachas and 3 for eyes, mouth and emm can’t remember the third lol.  A tiny 100Lds for a massive amount of goodies.  Damn I can’t find my list!! and it took so long to type out because basically even her freebies and her bargain priced skins come with ALL the eyebrow layers, tattoo layers, cleavage layers etc but ALL the Appliers and not only that but they’re all in such an EASY to use single Hud.  Since I’ve managed to lose my note I will assume like some of the other skins from PumeC that this will even included the SLink Physique Applier.  I will definitely have to redo that list as there is so much it’s a bargain that keeps on giving.

I found otyebis’s list=

“[PUMEC] – .:LARA:. – comes in 5 skintones: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Dark Autumn

All appliers included (slink hands & feet, Slink visage head, SLink Physique mesh body, lolas tango, Loud Mouth, Fat & Cute azz, Wowmeh, Baby Bump, Gheto Booty).
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Includes:

- 5 Skins / each pack: 5 eyebrow options (colors)
– Cleavage options;
– All Appliers hud
– Teeth alpha lashes
– Shape
– Eyelashes tattoo layer
– Eyebrows – Individual coloring
– Freckles – Individual coloring

Thank you for shopping PumeC…  Just to make it clear esp for me it does contain the new SLink Physique Mesh Body which most of her skins do as standard.

It also has to be said that at just under 500Lds for her full priced skins they’re more than reasonably priced in any case but otyebis is so generous with the GGs and Gachas it’s hard to spend too much money here. I usually chose the palest skin colour to show you but of course because this skin is a Gacha you get what you’ve given but even though I prefer pale there wasn’t a shade I wasn’t happy with.  They come in seasonal colours ie Winter is the palest, spring is creamy (I’m wearing Winter in the top picture, Spring second and Summer in the last picture & I’m wearing one of the lippies that come in the full pack as well in this picture).

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All otyebis needs to add to her skin packs is a smile because I simply adore these skins so much so I recently sat down and binned 80% of my skins and most of them were paid for but because I just think they pale in comparison to PumeC skins they were just clutter in my invent.  Of course you may think differently and you will also see me blog other skins from other shops because it’s such an idividual preference and even I still love a great skin no matter who makes it.  If you’ve unsure about even trying out one of her Gacha skins then she not only has some of the best Free skins I do believe there is a NEW FREE skin which I quickly joined the group and grabbed it but since I’m trying to convince you to try your luck at the Gacha’s I’ll leave the freebie till a later date.  Doesn’t stop you popping over and grabbing it.

Finally but not least check out the hair!!!  As someone who is trying to take photos that look pretty realistic  to find a hair that looks as natural as with some movement to it  is a real bonus.  I do have windy hair in my invent but most of them are a much more dramatic look whilst this New Mina hair has enough movement to it to look as though the wind has just caught your hair but best of all in my opinion because this isn’t a OTT windy look this is a wearable hair for everyone.  Add to the fact that for the colour pack you’re only talking 95Lds a brilliant bargain.  It does mean you’ll have to try to squeeze your AV into the packed My Attic event but fortunately since this has just started you will have plenty of time to go grab this goodie

PumeC

My Attic@The Deck

She right. (Mens Freebies).

The next time I manage to spend sometime in SL I gotta unsub to all of those women’s shops/events that I seem to get so many notices from but at the same time some goodies might just get past me like this jacket/hoodie.

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A simple and well know design in SL of a hoody with undershirt and shirt layering and yet again the texturing is excellent.  Took a little bit of camming to find it but when you know where to look it’s easy.  This and some other freebies, for women, came from the latest round of The Cosmopolitan.  Join the Free Group and there seems to be 3 rooms in this event and this jacket is above the doorway into the room.  Trust me I’ve explained it badly but it’s really hard to miss.  Not had a good look around but I do know that this event has a whole mix of stuff ie poses, clothes shoes.

Urbjacket

Had to take this one of my “Co Pilot”.  Not the best of the hair but Zans just blogged this Free hair from Argrace and it’s definitely unisexed.  Packed with many shades and a resizer option and it’s ideal.  Love it love the price, FREE.

Cosmopolitan Sales Room

Argrace

Home & Garden Expo – part omg I forget !

HGE Circa NEW!

I’ve been shifting through more boxes to bring you some goodies from the HGE. I was blown away by this simple yet elegant “Bombay” hall table , mirror and vase collection by Circa – two wood colours to choose from cocoa or walnut . In all the homes I’ve lived in over the last 7 years in SecondLife, I’ve always been a bit stumped about what to use in the hallways. You need something or they look too barren and empty. Nothing heavy or big, or it looks cramped. Check this out, its perfect. Bringing with it a touch of style, simple hall table that will fit snugly against a wall, almost deco shaped handles, a lovely golden hued vase with Lillies in (my favourite flower of ALL time btw) Behind is a very intricately carved round mirror. Id actually LOVE this in my real life home – uhm if it wasn’t for the dog toys, wellie boots and other assorted junk that’s already calling that space a home *cringe*. Thanks Cherelle <3 For the curious my gorgeous new coat is by JunBug – I got in a fifty linden Friday offer a couple of weeks ago, its called  “Vintage Manteau in Night” and comes in loads of other tones – but this was the 50L offer so its what I snapped up !

CIRCA @ The Home & Garden Expo

JunBug store

Faith hair by Pollen

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