Wanna Second Life and chill?

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Okay, I confess..after my last post, I went back to COLLABOR88 because seriously, how could I not? I got some more NYLON OUTFITTERS underwear (this time I went for the waspie set in Nude, I’m NOT stalking you Nylon, I promise!) and it works perfectly, PERFECTLY I TELL YOU, with this Kimono from the latest round of THE EPIPHANY.

I felt sad wandering around THE EPIPHANY if I’m honest because it reminded me of the glory days of THE ARCADE. The quality of content, bar a few exceptions, is outstanding, and I’m afraid that, in my personal opinion, we’ve seen a sharp decline in the quality of content at THE ARCADE, which has resulted in me barely even registering any excitement at the prospect of the last round, let alone wanting to try my hand at any of the machines. (For what it’s worth, I hope I’m proved wrong by the summer edition and it’s back to the event that we know, love and long for with bated breath. I’ll cross my fingers for that <3)

Anyway, this kimono is by DAYDREAM at THE EPIPHANY and it has a hud for the pattern and trims, and one of the trim options compliments my undercrackers perfectly. Oh, and check out my hair! LOOK AT IT!!! This is the perfect Sunday morning messy updo, isn’t it? I mean, I wish that when I threw my hair into an updo in real life it looked this good and I didn’t look like a hairy potato but hey, in at least one of my lives I’m a fucking Goddess, right? It’s the second one, obviously. pinkle_004.png

So this hair is by SINTIKLIA, it’s called ‘Willow’ and the reason I love it so is the loose tendrils that don’t so much as frame the face as get in the way and do your virtual head in, but no matter because it looks all windswept and interesting and coquettish like; you know like how Brigitte Bardot was before she got all racist and shiz? Yup, that.

Anyway, enjoy. Me, I’m trying to eat my Cheerios without spilling them all down my front because of a four day weekend and all that, betches. I’m so hungover it stinks, and trust me, virtual hangovers are the worst kind. I hate being pixel pissed…..

I have NO IDEA what to wear for Halloween…

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There’s *STILL* so much to do before Halloween, can you believe it’s finally here?! I’m frantically trying to decide on my outfit but failing miserably; there’s just too much choice this year! So, while I try to perfect my look I’m chilling out in my skybox home, experimenting with various make-ups and hairstyles.   One thing I absolutely adore about my virtual home is my LARK dresser that is covered in TRES BLAH items from various rounds of THE ARCADE.  Of course, there are cats everywhere (how many can you spot in this snap?) along with jewellery and styling products galore.  It’s a very Kitty-bedroom!Rummaging around in my many boxes helped me to rediscover a favourite from last year; my Mona Halloween Lingerie from BLACKLACE.  Via the nifty miracle that are OMEGA APPLIERS I got to be able to wear this set on my MAITREYA body. Swit swoo huh?  Add my go-to NCORE boots in their Halloween edition and I could pretty much out go as is; except I can’t decide which BLACKLACE undies to sport seeing as they’ve dropped another group gift upon us which is just as snazzy..Halloween_003

..see what I mean? This is the ‘Maddy’ Halloween gift , and I’m wearing it in purple (orange is included as well, yay!)  I’m also sporting the second hairstyle available at the latest round of UBER from LITTLE BONES while I do the dance of ‘I’ve got nothing to wear’ around my bedroom as the cats stare at me in a bemused manner.

I still haven’t decided on my outfit for Halloween.

Kitty Wears:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

SKIN: Glam Affair Alice-America 04 NB

EYES: Ikon‘Charm Eyes’ (Brown)

BROWS: Just Magnetized ‘Diva Brows 03 – Brunette’

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ Series 5

LIPS: PXL Sweet Lips

HAIRBASE: Gaja x Celebribase – Fran

JEWELLERY:   Cae ‘Eerie’ Necklace – Available on SL Marketplace HERE  and Yummy ‘Spiked Septum’ (Gold)

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HAIRSTYLE: Little Bones ‘Luna’ (M) UBER SL

UNDERWEAR: Blacklace ‘Mona’ Halloween Gift 2014

LIPSTICK: Adored ‘Pop Lips’ (Sweet Lips)

EYELINER: Adored ‘Cherry Bomb’ Winged liner (tintable)

BOOTS: N-Core ‘Alexandra’ Halloween Edition

POSE: Get Bent ‘Call Me fluffy One More Time I Dare You’ (No longer in-world, sadly)

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HAIRSTYLE: Little Bones’Creme’ (L) UBER SL

UNDERWEAR: Blacklace ‘Maddy’ Halloween Gift 2015

LIPSTICK: Adored ‘Pop Lips’ (Sweet Lips)

EYELINER:Adored ‘Cherry Bomb’ Winged liner (tintable)

POSE: Kokolores – Lazin #1

QUEEN OF THE CATS

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I was determined to tidy up my skybox this weekend.  By tidy I mean put away some random things with the goal of freeing up prims for the onset of THE ARCADE. TL;DR didn’t happen; instead I ended up playing around with make-up and lip appliers and dancing around with my virtual cats and basically doing anything but the tasks I’d set myself.  So at the end of it all the skybox still looks like a pigsty, there’s still a cat sat in the sink and stuff everywhere BUT I look fabulous.

And by fabulous I do mean absolutely yummy in an exciting and windsept and interesting manner. I’m still wearing my FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY GLAM AFFAIR skin from a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve added some eyeshadow from it that I picked up at THE VINTAGE & COOL FAIR from LA BOHEME.  I wrote a few posts back about how impressed I was with this brand and that still stands..  I also rummaged around in my inventory for a lip applier that would set off the eyeshadow and found this little belter from a collection of pinks that I had in my inventory by ADORED BODYSHOP. Add some IKON eyes into the mix, along with my fave JUST MAGNETISED brows and you’re almost ready…

I say almost because hair is obviously the next logical step, and I thought I’d give my virtual roots a break after the dizzy heights of the VANITY HAIR updos that I’ve been sporting recently.  So I went simple and picked up this dandy ‘Torniquet’ hairstyle from MOON.  This was their FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY offering this week and it just goes to show that you should never dismiss FLF for throwing up cracking items.  Some weeks it can be a little hit and miss, but never forget to check it out just in case you miss something that you’ll spend your weekend kicking yourself over.  (I speak from experience, I’ve done it many times so I now have a reminder in my phone to tell me to check out FLF, it helps!)

To finish I added a FOXES jumper (that was their contribution to August’s MIX event) and a skirt from JUST BECAUSE, a group gift that is rather smashing indeed!

And then I sat on the floor and played with my cats.  It’s a hard virtual life…

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Kitty Wears:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

SKIN: Glam Affair ‘Katra’ (Polar) August NB

EYEBROWS: Just Magnetized – Diva Brows – Brunette02

EYES: IKON  ‘Vanity Eyes’ Denim

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

LIPS: PXL Sweet Lips

EYELINER: La Boheme Glamour Eyes ‘Hecate’ S4 -8  – VINTAGE & COOL FAIR

LIPSTICK:   Adored ‘Desire Lips-Back To The Fuchsia’

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ Series 5 (Pixie)

HAIR: Moon ‘Tourniquet’ -Noir

TATTOO: Reckless ‘Joon II’

Outfit:

TOP: Foxes Sweater – Light Graphics (Maitreya Fit)

SKIRT: Just Because: Denim Lace Skirt – Pink (Group Gift-Maitreya Fit)

SHOES: Reign – Adley Wedges (Violet)

POSES: (Top Picture) AMITIE-Summer 03 (Second Pic) STATUS -Godiva Long Drape 

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A few of Kitty’s Arcade Faves

UPDATE: THE ARCADE SHOPPING GUIDE IS OUT! CLICK HERE

You know something very odd that I’ve noticed about Second Life is that even though we live in a virtual world where it can be whatever season you want, we still stick very closely to our actual seasonal pattern.  I guess the real life influence is just too strong to resist in this case, and this is not a complaint, far from it.  We’re actually entering what is (in my opinion) the very BEST time to be a Second Life resident. Once September hits we have some amazing things to look forward to.  Most sim owners change their land to reflect the season so you have all the vibrant colours of Fall to enjoy, and then of course we have Halloween which every year gets madder and more fun. We’ll be spooking ourselves silly into November, and once Thanksgiving hits then generally it’s downhill (on a sledge, naturally) into Christmas.

Without a doubt the period of September-December is an absolutely manic time with events and parties and all kinds of occasions to look forward to, but my actual favourite starts next week, on Tuesday. Yup, it’s THE ARCADE.  Love it or hate it THE ARCADE GACHA EVENT is now a firmly established event on the Second Life calendar.  September has always proved to be an exciting round too, and this year is going to be an absolute corker, make no mistake.  In this post then I’m going to be sharing with you some of the gacha that I am most excited about playing, starting with..

Bastet @ The ArcadeWhen I saw this ‘Bastet’ Collection from PIXICAT I very nearly peed myself with excitement.  See, as the name of the blog suggests I am indeed an avid ailurophile and practising Pagan with an affiliation to the Goddess Bast.  I am absolutely  obsessed; there are statues of her all over my home, books about her. (My favourite being ‘Bast & Sekhmet Eyes Of Ra’ by Storm Constantine and Eloise Coquio Storm  signed my copy when I attended her house for a Tarot course.  Cool huh?) I try to make an annual pilgrimage to see ‘my’ statue, the Geyer Anderson Cat, at The British Museum every year too, so of course when I saw that PIXICAT had called their Gacha ‘Bastet’ it pushed all my buttons and it looks incredible.  I’m hopeful I’ll get my paws on a jacket or two, and the kittys will look very at home in my sky-box  too. I am desperately trying to reduce my belongings so that I can save some precious prims. It’s not easy because I have so much epic stuff in my virtual home that I just don’t want to part with…
The Arcade . DIY.Love PotionTaking the sphinx cat theme that PIXICAT engineered so wonderfully and adding a witchy twist are BIRDY with their ‘Hocus Pocus’ gacha.  This is another absolute must-have for me; I’m loving the toads, the cauldrons and spell books are rendered to perfection and the cats and owls are simply sublime.

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My dressing table is absolutely choc-full with goodies form TRES BLAH featured at previous Arcade rounds and this month will be no exception; Juliette Westerburg has released another collection of must have decorative pieces that definitely need to find a home in my skybox! There are more make-up bags and brushes but I’m particularly after the cat-shaped trinket box and the pillow.

Tres Blah - Eclectic Collection (2024)

Of course there are many fun items to be had too; Seeing as I spend most of my time under a Slanket in real life I’ll definitely be throwing some Lindens towards COMMONER’s ‘Sluggie’ pile and wearing one while I chill out in-world…
[Commoner] Sluggies (Gacha Key)

I’ll also be trying to win Tweety the cockatiel in memory of Rocky who was my parents pet bird and constant companion for 15 glorious years..Intrigue Co. - Plushie Pals: Bae Birds

Of course a LOT of things haven’t been previewed yet and I’m sure there are many content creators who are still working on their final productions, but the wondering, waiting and the longing are all part of THE ARCADE’s twisted charm.  Of course none of us will be able to get into the sim for the majority of the first fortnight either, but if you’re anything like me you’ll be busy making lists and hitting the yard sales with haste. I do think I’ve left the best for last though.  You should all know by now what a huge NYLON PINKNEY fan I am and I went absolutely ballistic in RL when I saw the pictured she’d released of her arcade goodies:
Nylon Outfitters for September Round of Arcade - Cat Rings!

They’re cat rings and they are beyond perfect.  I’m only annoyed that I don’t have 16 fingers so that I can wear all of them at the same time; I definitely will have every single one of these in my collection and I’ll wear them with serious pride.  (I’ll also be sporting YUMMY’s Septum Ring collection too. So much to love!)

If you’re curious to see what goodies THE ARCADE GACHA EVENTS have in store  for us this round keep your eyes glued to their FLICKR FEED.  That’s what I’ve been doing and I’m hitting refresh constantly to see what has been added. There’s so much that it’ds almost impossible to keep up with it all; it’s very exciting and I cannot wait for Tuesday to come around.  What are you looking forward to this round of THE ARCADE?