Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hard Out Here For A...

Top:-tb- Banded Cropped Top (M) -  Vintage Collabor88
Skirt:-tb- Studded Skirt (S) - Black Collabor88
Tights:Izzie's - Cat Tights black

Feeling cute tonight. Thought I'd give a share. The glasses are something from circa 2009 haha. Some things are just too cute to get rid of.

On another note, I saw something today that really kind of upset me. Back in late 2011 I began working on what would soon be known as [Blossom]. I still remember driving to take these classes my husband and I were taking at the time (for something unrelated in RL) and I suddenly announced that I has spent the past few months creating and I finally felt big enough to showcase it. In the beginning of 2012 I opened my store. At the time I was flying by the seat of my pants and looking for more than one location. I saw a group IM in a stores group about someone opening a mall area. I inquired and was pursued to open. I paid for a month figuring I would see what happened. Not even halfway through my trial period, the sim was suddenly and abruptly closed. I was given my money back after I inquired about my loss of money. My stuff was returned and I never really heard much after that. A few times along the way I saw this person making other stores and setups.
I recently have received a few IMs on blogging my items which is rather interesting as my store has been in-world closed (except for Shop Free*Style and Marketplace). I've been taking Blender classes to start making my own things and hopefully re-open or re-brand.
(Picture embarrassingly newb things like a table and chair, or the "Tiffany" styled lamp that Suddenly looked like a butt plug when posted in front of all the class. EEk)
 But that hasn't happened yet. After a while I realized someone else was using the Blossom name. This happens all the time in SL and RL , so I shouldn't be surprised. But what did surprise me was the owner of the store. Remember that store I mentioned above. Color me shocked when that same owner was now re-branding as Blossom. I have no idea for how long, but for some reason it just felt wrong to me.I don't know, maybe I'm touchy but it seems odd to me that someone from my past, especially another designer would suddenly be blowing up all over using a name I had chosen nearly 3 years ago..Especially someone who was running under a different brand...also super similar to another store...

What else is new in Khloe Land....

I guess you could say I'm back. Probably not much to blogging except to post updates on my Blender skills, or lack there of... and to show occasional cute things!


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Things I forgot About :(

I swear if my head wasn't firmly attached...


I forgot to tell ya'll that I made some Fall and Halloween things at the Shop Free*Style!

On the first floor I have a special edition Wrap Dress

It only costs :25L

I've also placed out a pair of the Vixen over the knee boots

You'll notice these only cost 1L.

I did this because of the extra bit of Gacha I placed upstairs. The boots are a compliment to my Halloween Sweater Dresses.

This is a Gacha item that only costs 25L each turn. There are 6 dresses in all.

Hope you have a lovely Fall and Halloween!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's a MEME kinda Day

I love Halloween normally so I have resurrected myself to do Berry's most recent Monday Meme! Woot.

This is Khloe as 'Bitchy Witchy'. I wanted a certain look and I feel like i've just fallen a little flat. I wanted this whole grotesque witch hybrid. I had a hard time finding the pieces... so this is how it ended up! Is 'ok'.

Also I'm entered in a Halloween Photo contest at Serenity Heaven, if you ya know.. wanna vote for me...Hellloooo shameless plugging.

(Actually on a normal day I would NEVER prompt people to do this, heck I never join contests in general. But I found myself annoyed by this particular place because the top person isn't even following the rules and the number 2 person is someone who lives on the sim and is like bff with the owner. Seems fishy so I shoved myself on in there. Votes are 1L  and end Oct 31so. Yeah)

Anyway!!! The stuffs!
  1. Did you go trick or treating as a child? Yes, I did. I went for quite a while, no matter what the weather threw at us.
  2. What was the best Halloween costume you ever saw or wore yourself? Actually I'm saving this answer for below... ha..
  3. What is your most vivid memory about Halloween? When I was a little tot I really wanted to be a princess, but I wanted my Mom to MAKE my a princess costume. I didn't want to be like everyone else. My Mom didn't sew at all so she made it using staples and hot glue. We lived in FL and she followed me around the whole night with a stapler because my outfit kept melting a falling apart... ha <3
  4. What is the scariest movie you have ever seen? I really hate scary movies but I especially hate anything with possession. This stems from a super vivid dream I had as a child where I swore that a man I viewed as "the devil" was trying to get me to open my mind to him. SO when it came time for things like 'The Exorcist' I pretty much wanted to die inside.
  5. Do you ever get nightmares after watching a scary movie? Uhm, yeah.. see above haha.
  6. Are you superstitious? If so, name at least one superstition of yours. Not really, I figured if I thought about every superstition out there I would have enough bad luck for 3 life times.
  7. What will you be doing for Halloween this year, if anything, in SL and RL? I will probably be laying in my bed like I am now. I threw my back out sooo I suck. And my bday is Saturday, so I'm totally bummed to be missing all the fun stuff, Halloween is my jam usually :( In SL I'll be waiting to see if I've won! muahahaha
Hope you all have a happy and safe time, if you participate!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

What's the right answer?

I'm going to rant a moment, so if you don't want to see it, feel free to disregard after the LM Link below :) 

SO As you've probably seem, I'm closing [Blossom]. This wasn't really a shock to me as I'd been holding off doing so for a while. My heart isn't in it any more. When I heard the sim was closing, it all seemed like the right time.

I've been offering a massive sale on new things, old thing, Holiday wear, gatchas, gifts, freebies and more. In short- I pretty much feel like I'm holding my own estate sale. It's the death of [Blossom] and I'm totally cool with that.


As you can see by the sign, everything is 25L or less. This extends to everything I have- new, old, mesh, sculpty- whatever. It seems fair. For complicated Items I offer demos. At this point I consider myself selling "As Is". Most things are no transfer and I offer the best that I can, but at this late date it is what it is, ya dig?

So I was a little surprised when  I received a NC this evening. I recieved a note from a girl who was complaining on the size of a mesh object she purchased. She claimed I should have been more forthcoming on the fact that I did not offer xxs-xl sizes. Let's be honest, first off, I use mesh templates. I couldn't create my was out of a paper bag when it comes to creating my own mesh. That being said, I offered a smaller option and a larger option. I'm not the creator of the mesh, so there's not much more I can do. 

I was especially upset because I felt like she was attacking me personally and basically saying I scammed her. Her accusation that I did not specify is false for two reasons. One: it does indeed say that the boots only come in 2 sizes, right on the vendor. Two: I offered a demo on this. It's a free demo, take the 5 seconds to purchase a demo and try it before you buy it.

In the end she wanted a refund or for me to come up with more boots sizes. Like I said, this is the end for me. It's as is, that's it! Also, she didn't even bother to send a transaction history. She harped on me but didn't even do that simple thing. I've had huge amounts of sales in the past 3 days alone. I couldn't find her transaction at all.

What's the right answer here? My first inclination was to be all apologetic and whatnot. Then I reread the message a few times and my blood started to boil. I sent her a message back responding to all points, including my no refunds policy. It's in my store info picks...twice.

 Take the time to get your facts straight before you jump on my back. I did end up refunding her because I am indeed a sucker. I still have no idea if she actually purchased anything from me at all. She tried to act like she was doing me a favor. It was 25L- on one hand I wanted to be like really? All this for so little? Grow up, on the other hand I felt like I could say the same to myself. 

Ahh the trivial things we have to deal with as shoppers, designers and bloggers!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It's my blogiversary

and I totally forgot. OOPS

I announced today that my store is closing. That's about all things SL related. Yay two years.


All Things Come to an End

First things first, [Blossom] will be closing its in-world doors on July 15th.

I started [Blossom] in the January of 2012. I had these views of becoming a grand sensation. For me, [Blossom] was an outlet for all the things I wanted to say, but didn't know how.

Over the past few months my life has changed a lot. In my Real Life I'm a different person. I'm trying so hard to be a better me. This means my time in Second Life has become a lot less. But if you read my 'Good-bye', then you already know all that!

I had hoped to keep the doors of [Blossom] open a few months longer. My premium account ends in October so I figured I would end all thiongs at once. Unfortunately, like most things in life, our plans don't always work out.

I recieved word earlier this week that my main store sim location would be closing. It's sad in so many ways for me. I've been located on the Reasonable Desires sim from shortly after the creation of [Blossom]. I've know he owners, Austie and Marti for years. I got my start in the fashion world from them as a customer service rep! When they offered me a haven for my store I was excited. The sim is neat, the stores are fun, and it was with people I knew and trusted. A win in all sides for me. Saddly, like so many of us, RL has become a bigger priority for the RD ladies as well. They announced the closing of their sim earlier this week. The sim itself will be closing on July 20th. The Reasonable Desires store brand will still be around, just in a different scale and location.

For me this means I will be closing my doors a bit earlier than I had planned. It's time and I'm okay with that.

What does this all mean?

I will be offering all items in-world for 25L until July 15th! This includes mesh, sculpties and cheapies out. There are currently 2 group gifts out as well as two wearable demos for 5L each. After the 15th [Blossom] will be closing all in-world doors.

I'd like to thank you all for your support along the way. I may never have become the big name I had dreamed of, but you all made me feel special! Please stop in and grab some goodies!

You can find [Blossom] at:

Main Store (*all items 5-25L + cheapie + group gifts)
Free *Style ( both floors! -use tp for upper floor gacha!! Gacha mesh shoes + 5L dress & shoes + 50L mesh dress & shoes gift pack)
Womestuff (Free gifty)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Meme- Khloe Returns!

Hey ya'll! I'm back! Well.. back long enough to participate in this Monday Meme!

I was bored this afternoon and decided to check out Berry's Processing tutorial. My pictures tend to be a bit sorry looking so I gave it a minimal go. I didn't really have a chance to play, but it was still fun! I use GIIMP, instead of PS. FYI- The Liquify in Gimp is under Filters> Distorts> IWarp. I never even knew that existed! OMG.
To give ya an example of what my original shot looked like...

Normally I would have cropped that sucker, maybe added a few highlights and slapped a DONE sticker on it. Yeah- pathetic. I don't blame y'all for not reading me anymore.

SO.. meme time!

Monday Meme Instructions: Copy and paste the following questions and answers into your blog post, delete my answers and input your own. Remember to leave your link in this meme’s comments so we can all come by, read your answers and secretly judge you.
  1. Which was the last sim you visited? (Other than your home) Solaria Isle, Visiting the Free*Style Store
  2. Does your avatar look like the real you? Not really. She's more like the 'me' I'm working on being. Getting in shape and trying to pretend like there is more to fashion than yoga pants and t-shirts. Yeahh.
  3. Do you wear underwear/panties underneath your clothing when out and about on the grid? YES! With the creation of mesh, it became necessary! Before I only had undies for events! Now I'm afraid I'll have another no rez issue and be stuck naked. Or ya know, when someone isn't rezzing on your end and their mesh is like 30x bigger than it's supposed to be..or doesn't ever show up and it's like, "OH, hello, there's your lady"
  4. If you won a million linden dollars, what would be the first thing you buy inworld? All the clothes and hair I always wanted and never bought because it was "too expensive". Then I would cash the rest out and live large in RL for a bit
  5. Have you ever bought something in SL and then realized afterwards that you had already owned it from before? Oy, I do this a lot. This is one of the bad things about being hyper organized. I tend to forget to look in the organized parts and only take a glance at the messy, newer purchases. SIDE NOTE:I also hate when I buy something and then realize I can't use it! I bought this book for an RP I was a part of. It was expensive for me (about 1,000L in 2009). I bought it after being urged by the RP leader, only to be told later that my profile had a glitch that would not allow me to use the item. It was no trans, FAIL.
  6. Have you ever done anything in Second Life that would be considered illegal in real life?Oh yeah. I mean there was the normal for SL, joy riding, breading into houses and stuff. I did do one really bad thing one. Back before I met my RL hubby I was "engaged" in SL. First of all, the guy was a I was marrying a wild animal? OOPS. EEK. There was the whole failed engagement and the vanishing wedding payment.. but that's a whole other story.. shhhh
  7. If you could go out on a date with any other avatar, who would it be? I'm so totally boring, I love my husband! Can we have a girls night instead, with people I'd want to drag along? Yes? OKAY!. I would totally drag Berry, Alicia Chenaux and Emerald Wynn, and kidnap them for a girly outing. The end.
  8. Who, in your opinion, was the greatest avatar to ever slive? My old boss Jayme. She was epically cool and amazing in RL and SL!
  9. What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done inworld? Well there was the whole getting locked in a lesbian sex dungeon... Uhm or the time I agreed to fill in as a stripper for a bachelor party. Or the time when this girl I'd been helping in SL tp'd me randomly. It turns out she was tping me to give her away at her "collaring ceremony". It was in Portuguese and everyone was naked... There are just so many stupidly funny things I've done in the world, I swear!
  10. If your avatar had a mind of its own, what do you think it would say to you? "For the love of God, woman! Put me in something other than HEELS!", or "Khloe, seriously? Could you at least have chosen a different spelling  so Kardashian rejects would stop harassing me?!"
SO there ya have it! Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

So Many Things I Want to Say

The title really says it all.

I've been writing this post for a while now. I have about 5 different draft versions but none of them really accomplish what I need them to. You'll have to hang in there if I get off course or ramble.

When I started SL 5.5 years ago things were SO different. Or at least maybe they just feel that way. I've realized for the better part of the past year I've been hanging onto something that doesn't really exist anymore.

I've written this part here a million times over and I always seem to run on and on or tell stories so I'll say it flat out.

It's time for me to cut the apron strings of Second Life.

It's just time.

I have been and learned so many amazing things during my time in the virtual world. I've met amazing people, learned new skills and had the time of my life. I can credit Second Life to leading me to the love of my life. It helped me learn to ease out of my shell and reach for things I never even dreamt were possible. It's been an amazing experience.

As much as I love being here I can't keep holding on. As I said when I started this, so much has changed. I've watched beloved friends walk away, watched favorite places close- it's hard. After a while you start to wonder why you bother to meet people when they all seem to move on. For me Second Life eased me through the deaths of 2 amazing people in my Real Life. I had a support system that I needed so badly.

I won't be going immediately- I want to make that clear! I'm hoping to use the next few months as an easing out process. When I realized that so much in my RL was changing, SL was put on a back burner. Like so many others before me, it's time to focus on the real world.

My premium account will run until the end of October. I decided I might as well finish out my one and only year of premium membership! You'll see me on a lot less. In the past month my logins have become less frequent and much less long. At this point I've been logging on long enough to get messages, unsubscribe from notices and deal with my land holdings.

[Blossom] will remain open during this fade out phase. Customer Service will remain intact. I won't however be adding to the current collection like I had anticipated. I've loved this store so much. It became an outlet for me. I've loved experimenting and creating new items! It's been amazing. I can still remember the months before I officially opened! The excitement I felt that I would be sharing my ideas wit the world. The only flaw in my plan is that there have been so many before and after me, and so many who have done better. I've never been good at it, but I've had a damn good time.

As for this blog, I plan to stick around for at least a few more months too, if not until the membership is up. We'll see how it goes. As with not logging on as frequently, my blogs and fashion posts will become less. I hope to still participate in Monday Meme's and such!

Anyway, I just wanted you all to know what was going on. I hope you will stick around while I am still here! I have treasured you all so very much. Just knowing someone is out there connecting and reading along will me has been so amazing! I love you all and thank you for your support over the years. It's been a trip!

It's time for Khloe to throw in the towel.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

There I fixed it!: The case of the amazing alpha killer and the IM eating Monster

OKay, if you've read any of my recent posts than you know I am having some massive issues with rezzing n SL lately.

 I have been unable to change any clothing at all. When I attempted to use system layers or alpha items would either not show up or the wrong alphas were showing up! I thought maybe it was a weekend issue so I attempted to change from a blazer to a sundress this afternoon. Both items were mesh with alpha layers. The dress alpha never showed up. The blazer alpha refused to go away. I relogged, cleared cache, changed locations, and nada. Nothing helped. I even took everything on me off and tried just system clothing. It took my system shirt a full 2 minutes to even show up- and even then only on my end. My system pants never showed up but a pair of mesh shorts I had worn 2 weeks ago attached themselves out of the blue. It's been REALLY odd.

Over the past few weeks I have barely logged on because I have no interest in being unable to change clothes. I told my husband I was seconds away from giving LL and SL the finger and going on my merry way. It was that frustrating. I spoke to numerous people who had me do all sorts of odd things- none of which made any difference what so ever.

In a fit of despair I started poking around my preference tabs. Maybe something during the update got messed up? It couldn't hurt to look.

While browsing my graphic preferences I noticed something interesting.

The section halfway down that says Alpha Mask Rendering. I don't generally dig around in my preferences too much so I have never noticed this. My first thought when reading the 2 options was "What the heck is Advanced Lighting Model?!?!"

I was kind of curious if the fact that they were both checked was the reason I was having issues? So I snooped some more!

Under General Graphics I saw this:

On the left, under Shaders, second from the bottom. When this is checked it turns on Ambient Occlusion, shadows and the like. I like shadows but I decided to see what unchecking it would do- if anything.

Immediately ALL my textures rezzed properly! What the heck?! So I toggled it again and left it checked this time. My issues were still gone.

So conclusion: If you have alpha or rezzing issues like me- Toggle the Advanced Lighting Model check box and see if that sorts you out!

Please let me know if this helps anyone out there. I'm still scratching my head.

Another mind boggling issue is my lack of offline messages. I recieved an IM this afternoon from a friend who pretty much told me off for ignoring her. I was pretty surprised because well, you all know that no one ever really ims me. I had a mega case of what the heck? The last known logs I had were from April and it was me contacting her with no response. I haven't been on much since then so I was pretty surprised to learn she had left me numerous offline ims. I never got ANY of them until her offline today. That's a whole new ballgame for me to figure out. So.... if you actually took the time to IM me and never got any responses: wait 24 hours, try again, catch me when I am online (be quick!) or send me a notecard. As far as I know, I get those!

Gah SL is a crap shoot lately.

The Great Confession

I've been such a bad blogger lately! Oops. I totally missed last week's meme, and am already a day behind in this weeks! Someday I will get my shitaki together, maybe...

BY the way my auto correct tried to change Shitaki to skidmark... just to share.

So, it's Confession Week y'all?! Share 1-10 of you deepest Second Life secrets! Annnd GO!

1. I justify all my purchases with "I can blog it!" : I hate to spend anything in SL. There have been times where I will buy something I don't actually need" just so I can  blog it". I almost NEVER do. I always have the best of intentions and sometimes I even take pictures, start a post and then forget about it. I do this a LOT.

2. My shape is a fraud: I've harped before on how much I love my shape! I've even gone so far as to say it's MY shape. I'm such a fraud. The shape I've worn for close to 5 years?- That shape is originally my husband'/s creation. He had a fantastic female avatar and I always looked like a creepy beanpole with giant boobies. FInally he offered it to me (or i begged..) So in truth, the only "mine" thing on my avatar is my face. For shame.

3. I'm a hoarder: My overflowing inventory is organized to the point of being anal. I have folders>sub-folders>sub-sub-folders. I also have a million "boxed" items. I have this fear that is I delete anything I may someday need it. But really, when am I ever going to wear that totally system outfit from 2008, or that skin I tried to make in 2009? NEVER

4. Profiles are for stalkers like me: We may have lost touch, or had an epic fight. But guess what? Chances are I still read your profile from time to time to see what you are up to, if you are still around or if you have fallen from grace. It's a compulsion.

5. Stalking 2.0?: So I rarely leave my platform for anything other than shopping or event reviews. I do go to one club. I secretly know someone who works there. They are from my past and we didn't end out friendship well. I liked the club before I realized she worked there and was unwilling to give up a place with people who actually know who I am and greet me! She imed me a few times and I have acted like I have no idea who she is. :O

6. I'm BORING: I complain about not having friends or being invited places. If I'm being honest though? I hate going out a lot- my internet is crap and I tend to get slow. Also when people IM me I tend to let conversations trail off to nothing. Most of the time beyond "Hello" and "How are you?", I have nothing left to say unless you have something to contribute.

7. I have a volcano temper: I'm really easily angered when supposedly simple things in SL don't work. When I can't get to an event, or your vendor is offline or your MP never delivers my item- I can get super bitchy. Mostly to myself and occasionally on here. I can EXPLODE with rage until I realized I am getting mad at pixels on my  computer and then I feel like a dumb ass. I secretly hate when someone IMs me about my store- in a bad way. If my vendor is not working, or something is wrong- I have no issue fixing it. Heck that is what I'm here for. On the flip side of this I've also have someone IM me in a superior manner trying to tell me how I should be running things, why my vendors are not to their liking or something that really is not their concern- It pisses me off.

Alright I'm tapping out! That was a pretty hard list of things. Okay, okay- confession bonus? Sometimes I read your blogs to get ideas for my answers. Sorrrry. Or not. This post makes me sound like some psycho person. Awesome sauce. Whatever, that's me folks!

Worn: Grace top from Kanou. There are a whole bundle of colors now.

I'm not wearing any pants! Sorry. Actually I do that a lot.. Confession # 9?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Quick Update

I've been having some problems with SL for the past few weeks.

My inventory loads incorrectly; things have been going missing. My clothes are not rezzing. The last few changes to outfits I have tried for 2 weeks now have left me stuck with random alphas from long ago clothing, blurred skin or just totally grey.

This has been happening a lot for a few weeks . I mentioned it previously. Last month my walk, 2 stands and my favorite sit stopped working. As in I received an error saying these items didn't exist. I've been using a lot of the same animations for YEARS.

What I'm trying to say is... To anyone who recently invited me to an event, gave me a review copy, or asked me to review something: I'm sorry. I currently am unable to even so much as change my outfit. I don't know what is happening here. I've been trying to get things sorted out. It gets better and then goes back to bad again. I promise to talk about your items when things are a little easier! I have NOT forgotten you!

[Blossom] is currently on hold as well. It's been too hard to rez something that I might not ever get back. My store and MP remain open of course!

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

You Can't Handle the Truth !!!


After over 2 weeks I have FINALLY made it to Truth. The sale is still on!

 (PS. Alicia I totally blame you for this! I haven't logged on to SL in 36 hours and was going for another full day until I saw your latest fashion post. Saw hair and ran like a little child head first into SL)

So I made it. Squee. I've been standing here for almost an hour and nothing is changing from the grey mess I see. FML. I've snagged demos of thing I can't even see. I might be wearing mens hair for all I know.

What I fia most amazing is the fact that I haven't actually bought a hair from Truth in probably over a year. It's not that I'm not a fan..I just tend to get stuck on a hair and wear it until it literally goes out of style. Plus I hate shopping for hair the most. so Yeah.

I'm too sexy for my hair...
 Behold the hotness of the... sheesh it looks like a spider leg. As you can see the building rezzed, mostly. The ceiling and opposite walls were not showing up. The vendors and people are mostly grey. I've bought 20 demos and only got one. YAYYYYY And then you crash. It would seem my avatar is now trapped in the sim. I can't log on and it hasn't logged me out yet. Amazingly enough, just before I crashed the entire store rezzed crystal clear- figures!

Maybe I should have just stuck to not logging in at all.

Dear Mr. Hawks,

Please, for the love of god, have your sale extend to your MP page. All I want to do is give you money for things I really don't need. and I just can not seem to.


Also, when people ask me why I have such hater-ade for mesh attachments like tatas, heads, hands and lower limbs. THIS is why.
When you walk by me with no head or legs It's like something out of a horror movie. No thanks. Then again none of my attachments are currently working so I'm bald and maked..with no AO. Winning!

I made it in again after 20 minutes and crashed immediately. It's not worth it. I'm going back to RL now.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wish You Were Here!

If there is one thing I can always count on in SL, it's the seasons. No matter how horrible and cold it might be outside it's always paradise here whenever I want it to be!

Today marks the beginning of the first ever 2013 Sand & Sea Expo! If you are looking to turn your home into a beach oasis then this might be the place for you. The event takes place from 3pm SLT Today May 2nd - May 5th.

You'll find everything from home/beach decor to novelty items, beach wear and undersea fantasy mermaids. The event takes place on 2 since. Both sims are filled with sand dunes, palm trees and docks. You'll notice that many of the items shown as decor can be found at various vendors around the sims. Both sims consist of above water and under water displays.

Beach Landing Point

Underwater Landing Point

You'll do well to notice that each vendor has been asked to place a shell out. They have generously donated free items for these shells. All you have to do is click to receive a free prize. There is one catch though. Sometimes when you click you may be told to try back in 2 hours. Not every click receives a gift but you can always try again later. The old catch and release. Draw me in, deny me and draw me back again. Good luck. Also, keep an eye out for tons of free goodies. in addition to the shell prizes I noticed a few vendors have also offered up additional group gifts, or freebies.

You'll be looking for:

 For more information on this event, a list of vendors and a list of bloggers you can check out the website - HERE-

Big thanks to Cortez for pulling this all together!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Three Wishes

I've been on a bit of a break from SL recently. I still logged in a bit but not nearly the amount I normally would. I've been focusing on RL a lot. This is the first day I've had the time and need to sit down for a while. You know I can't miss Monday Meme even if I am a day late!

No pictures today sorry!

Topic of the day: My 3 Second Life Wishes!

1. I wish tier was more affordable.

I really want a sim. Pretty bad actually. I know this is a big one for a lot of people. Hubster and I have talked about owning our own sim for a long time. We just have never been able to do it! One, we don’t want to spend that type of money. Two, is we did we would probably have to invite other people just to afford it. I think this is really hub's dream projected onto me. He went in the open source grid and set up a HUGE spread. I think it was like 8x8 sims or something. It sucked not having all of our awesome stuff though! I made myself a blue skin to import and ran around naked. Fail!!!

2. I wish servers allowed an infinite amount of people.

This is a sore topic for me. Let me tell you a story: There once was a budding princess who dreamed of beautiful hair. Her favorite wig shop was having an amazing sale! All the other princesses in the land were invited except for her... Oh wait. My bad. This is a true story. Seriously I have NOT been able to get to the Truth Hair Sale. AT ALL. I am so annoyed by this. It's been over a week. I've tried going to Truth District and all different times of day. Nada. I hate when this happens and we all end up ramming sim walls to get in. I'm always that loser who misses out and never gets in.

3. I wish I could take a decent photograph.

My photography seriously sucks. Probably about as much as my editing. I always look at tutorials and try to execute what I've been shown. It never works. I actually have a really good computer do. It was specifically built for me to play in SL. I just don't have the eye. That and most tutorials are for photoshop. I don't afford that so I use GIMP. HELLLLPPPP

Oh.. Bonusssss *DING DING DING* You've won another wish!

4. I really wish I had some friends. Real ones.

I miss having a group of people I talk to on a regular basis. I have exactly one person who IMs me at least 3 times a week. Good person with one minor set back. It's a dude in a female av. That's cool I don't care. But sometimes I wish I had a female friend I could share things with. Sometimes I just need to talk and I dont have anyone. To continue sounding emo.. I am sooo alone. Sometime I feel like if I just closed my store, shut down this blog and left SL no one would even notice or care.

Boo hoo. 

On the flip side of things the recent meme on why we blog inspired me to finally start my RL blog. I've been documenting the progress of my journey to a healthier me for the past week. It's something I always wanted to do but felt was pointless. I started her up after I passed my 40 lb loss so far. I have a waaaaay long way to go, but I'm doing it- and I'm, doing it RIGHT. Not that any of you care about my RL haha. Amazingly though? I already have a stream of readers and commenters. I have about 3/4 the amount of followers I have here and I've had this blog for almost 2 years. I also have a handful of non- following readers, comments and "likes". I was absolutely shocked by the outpouring of support. So that's where I've been :)

Until sometime laters! Hugs!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Why do I Blog: An Monday Meme

Meme instructions: Copy and paste the following questions and answers to your post, delete my answers and input your own. Try not to swear at Berry in your head for having so many questions this week and don’t forget to leave a comment in this meme’s post so others can come by and read your answers as well!
  1. How long have you been blogging? Since July 2011
  2. Why did you start blogging? The fall before the magazine I had worked for closed. During my time as a writer there I found I was able to really let myself go and vent sometimes. I had held hope of the mag coming back, but it didn't. I really wanted a way to express myself, vent and connect with others. So I decided to join the mash of blogs!
  3. How many times a week do you post an entry? That varies. When I have a lot to say and show I could blog every day. Other times I just need a break or have nothing new to post so I shut down for a while. With these Monday Memes I've been able to at least get one a week!
  4. How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis? A lot! I have a standard set of blogs I enjoy on fashion and freebies, but I am also in love with story blogs!The mnore I read entries from other memes the more I 'collect' other blogs. This is pretty much true for RL as well.
  5. Do you comment on other people’s blogs? Occasionally. Most often I'm shy about it, But When I feel something I do try to show it. Same goes for RL. I wish more folks would reach out and connect.
  6. Do you keep track of how many visitors you have? Most often, I do. It's pathetic but I get a thrill out of knowing people actually READ what I write. It's nice to know that I'm not just out here talking to myself sometimes.
  7. Did you ever regret a post that you wrote? Sometimes. I know there are times when I rant in anger or may write something snarky. Sometimes I'll feel guilty afterwards. Most often I'll start to write a blog like that and never actually publish it. It let's me vent without actually exposing my insane qualities to others :P!
  8. Do you think your readers have a true sense of who you are based on your blog? Who knows! People see what they want to see.
  9. Do you blog under your real name? I did a long time ago. I was having a lot of high school angst and dealing with my mom's illness. I needed an escape outlet. There are times I wish I could find that blog again. As for now I only blog under my Second Life name.
  10. Are there topics that you would never blog about? Some, I'm sure. I try most not to disrespect anyone. I also try to avoid topics I can't connect with. If I don't "feel" it, it's hard to be truthful.
  11. What is the theme/topic of your blog? Uhmmm. I guess Second Life too. I mean everything within the blog has to do with something in SL. I rarely write about RL so.. yeah. OKay then!
  12. Do you have more than one blog? If so, why? Nope! I've been debating something in RL but not yet. I sometimes find there is too little of me to spread around as it is.
  13. What have you found to be the benefits of blogging? It’s helped me connect with others! I'm met a lot of people and found a lot of places I probably never would have otherwise. It's let me expand as a person as well!
  14. So, why do you continue to blog? I ask myself this a lot! There have been a lot of frustrating times that I came close to throwing in the towel. But there's always something to say or share. 

This is actually a pretty decent meme to bring up a topic I've been trying to bring up.

In the past few weeks I've been getting a lot of traffic. I love this. It makes me feel good to know someone out there is reading my words. I never think of myself as a writer or a photographer- Heck I'll be the first to admit I pretty much stink at it. SO it makes me feel all happy inside that even one person bothered to read something I put out there, let alone came back for more! OMG.

That being said, I've noticed an increase of...I guess requests is the best way to put it. I'm loving that people want to consider me for review copies and events. That is SO awesome. I'm really honored to share in other's excitement! There is, however, one type of notice I don't love as much. I've been getting a LOT of people who send me random IMs. A lot of them want me to read their blogs, give them free items from my store without going through the proper channels or sell me advertising. I'm all for finding new blogs. I even love giving bloggers items I've made. I have rules about how I do it and an IM out of the blue from someone I don't know with a list of items is NOT how I do things! I also don't like being targeted in some free advertising scheme though. New bloggers need all the help they can get but I find it uncomfortable when someone sends me something like "I want you to subscribe to my blog. Please read me". This feels like begging and it makes me NOT want to read someone's blog.

So.. I guess what I'm trying to say is... Please feel free to connect. Please feel free to consider me if you think we are truly a good fit. Please don't beg me. Don't beg to sell me items or advertisements. If I want them I am capable of finding them on my own. I don't know. I hope that came out okay. I don't want to offend people, but it needs to be out there. okay. Yeah. Until next time lovelies!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I Kanou- DO you?

I was recently introduced to a new (for me) store called Kanou. If you haven't had the chance to stop in I would recommend doing so soon.

Kanou, formerly DK Designs, is a fun girly store with quality items at fair prices! I'm always excited to try a new place I haven't been, so when given the opportunity I did just that. From what I discovered- Kanou kept some of the dresses from it's former name, and added tango appliers , as well as some new designs! If you are at all familiar with the old DK Designs and wanted a bit of an update- this is your chance.

The new release Eva is absolutely adorable! I actually ventured out of my hidey hole to show this one off , so you know that is pretty high praise from me! This dress pretty much blue my over-long winter blues out of the water. Hello cuteness!

The Eva dress is of course mesh. It comes in standard sizing. There are 6 color combinations available- so you should be able to find one that suits your mood! I am showing off the Kanou Eva- Blue/ Red in Medium. I LOVE the fabric they used on this as well. The playful floral pattern is super cute! The dress itself runs for 150L So overall not a bad snag!

If you don't have any Lindens handy- never fear! Currently there is a super cute, flirty top available to new subscribers!

I love this Grace top! It's a whole bunch of sexy without being over the top. The mint color is perfect for spring. This top is system with added attachments, and of course it's free to subscribers! I paired it with my high waist shorts from {fd} @ C88 that I mentioned a few posts ago- perfect pairing.

As I mentioned above, this store is Tango friendly so for those of you who are into that this is a fun new place to check out! I hope you all will take the time to stop in! I also grabbed the Kanou- Ciara in Purple. It's a super sexy made outfit and bustle. SL started acting up on me so I wasn't able to snap a picture- but I will try to soon! You should go see it for yourself. It's a little bit dark and sexy and a little bit burlesque. Rawwr. What are you waiting for?!

Note: Eva dress was given to me as a promotional item. I however always give a fair review

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Behold: The One Skin Wonder!

 In fact, I've the same skin for over 2 years now.
I know. I knooooow. 

Most fashion bloggers or SL bloggers are in constant change mode. Different hair, different skin, different shapes. Not this gal. I think I am afraid of change. I'll admit that even I was a little shocked by my skin revelation. Granted I've worn said skin in different shades over time but it's been League all the way for me. It's actually entirely possible it's been longer than I think, too. I can only document/ remember as far back as my first blog entry in which I wear the exact same skin as I do right now.

It's not that I don't love skins. I do. I've bought hundreds, heck I've even been given some for reviews or personal opinion. Some were aweful. Some were beautiful. But none of them were ME.

This is ME!

I recently went on a skin haul. I've been feeling a little out of sorts lately so I figured it was time for a change. I spent a while tweaking my shape. I generally only do a few facial feature changes because aside from sometimes feeling too thin- I like my SL body. My face is always up for a little change though. After what felt like forever I felt I was done. Whenever I change my shape I tend to compare before and after. Wouldn't you know it looked almost EXACTLY the same. *sigh* I guess I like what I like. Anyhow my skin haul was pretty much an epic failure. I went around grabbing demos and cheapies from places I know and like , and even some I didn't know so well. I even unearthed a few I'd grabbed recently but never really tried. OMG.

I either looked like I had too much Botox.

Or a bad facelift.

Or a flushed..glow?

Or my personal fav... the too high... .

I seriously can NOT change my skin. I've tried. Everything looks too insane. I've tried wearing most of these and tweaking my shape into something usable but it never hits the spot. I prefer a natural skin (no makeup) as I like to add my own. I find a lot of skins look overly highlighted or way too flat. The search continues!

FYI: There were 2 demos in the bunch. I smeared out the demo part so as not to totally piss off any designer. The skins are all nice on their own- They just do not work for me!

Are you a one skin wonder too? Have a suggestion? Let me know!

Also please excuse my lighting. I didn't realize I had a lamp on until after I finished. Oh wellll

Monday, April 15, 2013

Say my Name- Another SL Meme

It's meme time! If it wasn't for Berry I would have nothing to chat about this week. Yikes! Pull up a chair and let's get too it, shall we?

Meme intructions: Copy and paste the following 8 questions and answers to your blog post, delete my answers and input your own! Don’t forget to link your post in this meme’s comments so everyone can read yours!
  1. What’s your SL name? Khloe Nitely
  2. What made you choose this name? I get this a lot actually. Most people assume one of two things: 1. I chose Khloe for Khloie Kardashian, 2. I chose my name as some off beat tribute to Keira Knightley. Actually, neither of these are true. I'll be clear in saying I chose the spelling of Khloe before I had any clue who the tv chick was. When I was choosing my name I originally spelled it Chloe. Then I got to thinking I wanted something more fun. I played with a lot of names and even looked up lists of female names. I decided on Khloe because it was cute and more fun than my RL name. Nitely was the better name on the list of names chosen. It just happened I guess.
  3. What’s your SL nickname, or what do most people call you? (if applicable) I don't really have any nicknames- most people just call me Khloe. However, people do have a major issue with actually SPELLING my name. I actually have something about this in my profile. "It's K-H-L-O-E. Not Khole, keyhole, kole, kloe, chloe, khlow or even kleo"- This will make me hate you if it becomes a regular thing. I don't mind being called Khlo or Khlo Khlo though...
  4. What’s your SL display name? Why do you choose to have one? (if applicable)Khloe Continental - Hubs last name. eh why not!
  5. Do you like your SL name? For the most part ,unless I get spammed with people who want to RP as Kardashian's (CRINGE).
  6. If you could change your SL name, what would it be? I wouldn't. That's what alts are for!
  7. What’s the craziest/funniest SL name you’ve ever seen? I had friends once that had the names Bangsem Nitely and Banger Nitely. I know there are better ones out there but those for some reason always stick in my head.
  8. What’s the coolest (your favorite) SL name you’ve ever seen? Lyrical Composer. I never actually met the person just passed by them while trying to find a new avatar name a long long time ago. I don't know why but I always get drawn to pretty names.  
That's all folks! Until next weeks meme..or I find something cute to show you!

As for my look? I've been having a hard time finding just the right thing in SL lately. I guess it has to do with my RL. It's confusing it should be spring yet it's been snowing every day. When it isn't snowing it gets sunny but is still freezing. It's messing up my mojo! I want to think spring but my body is telling me to break out the winter duds.

I decided to roll with a casual look since I've been spending a lot of time at home recently. Khloe without a million make-up layers. Oh lawd, shield your eyes ya'll!

Hair: Analog Dog- Wound Up- cacao
Open Shirt: {fd} Button Shirt Open - Grey- Medium (C88)
Bra: Izzie's - Mademoiselle Bra red
Shorts:{fd} High Waist Shorts- Dark Denim- Medium (C88)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Excuse me... Your Ego is SHowing.

I'm sorry. I need to vent this. If you aren't interested then move on. Fashion-y posts to come tonight or tomorrow :)

I had an incident  in SL today. In many ways it was pretty minor, but in a lot of ways it spoke directly to one of my biggest pet peeves- Overinflated Egos! I'm not going to go ranting names and events and groups. It was just one of those things that made me first feel annoyed and then I just felt...small.

I belong to a "group" you could say that works in events and promotion. The recently changed their HQ and were asking designers to come in and set up their items. When I first joined they were out of room so I was unable to participate. I saw this change as my chance to get in. I'll admit I was excited and anxious not to miss out again. I don't really get out there with promotion for my store so something like this is a big deal. I gathered everything they asked for and teleported to the location. I was getting ready to contact someone like it said when I noticed one of the main folks, one of the contacts, was there. She was finishing with someone up so I stood there and waited for an opening. I saw exactly how she did the set up with this girl. She even sent the transaction to let her know her item was correct and she was done. The chatted a moment so, still, I waited. I noticed that many of the vendors were already set to be sold so I piped up to ask if it mattered where I chose to put my item. I was told a specific location, but I already began to feel like I was intruding. I chose my spot and attempted to "buy"the vendor. After a few attempts I realized the vendor bad been set wrong. I attempted to point this out and that's pretty much hwere things went south. By the short clipped response I received it seemed like she was daring me to correct her. I really wanted to get my item set up so I attempted to point out the reason WHY I couldn't set up. When someone speaks down to me it's not only rude but it drops my overall opinion of them. This person types to me.. as if perhaps I'm stupid or slow, "You have to BUY the vendor". I knew this. I'd DONE this but again I had to point out that if it was set to sell contents I couldn't possibly by it. This type of conversation went on for a few more minutes with her either not understanding me or not paying attention. I don't know. Perhaps she wasn't interested in being the one at fault here. During this time I tried to point out my issue 3 more times. I guess by now I was butting into the conversation she was having with the other girl. Finally the other person there piped up and attempted to point out that I was indeed correct. I kid you not, she typed the EXACT same response I had been saying the whole time. Suddenly Event runner was all "Oh. DUH! Why didn't I see that". I had to facepalm in RL. Had we not just wasted a good 10 minutes on this and she had basically ignored me and talked down to me?

I was shaking my head in RL and pointing this whole thing out to my husband in disgust. He got me pretty riled. Why was a standing for being treated like crap. I really was disappointed that she so clearly didn't give a rat's behind about what I had been saying. If she had bothered to drop the superior attitude for a second it would have been a stupidly easy fix. Was it really worth standing there wasting my time and being treated like my items weren't as important as another designer? I'm ashamed to say I still set up. I did. I need exposure and I really wanted to be a part of something. I quickly set up- I didn't want to ruffle any more feathers. Then I announced I was set up and waited. I was supposed to have my vendor checked and be given the Okay. I saw the other girl was told this and even got a copy of the transaction in general chat. I stood there like an idiot waiting. I even reread the notecard to make sure I was good- I was. Meanwhile event runner and other designer were chatting about something else. I asked a question on the status of my store and other designer piped in to question hers as well. I was completely ignored by event runner. She responded to the other avatars questions and never did tell me what I was supposed to do. Shortly after this while in mid question to her she left. I stood there a little dumbfounded. Had I really been so easily and readily dismissed?

Maybe it's an over reaction but this whole event.. or non-event really rubbed me the wrong way. This is a group I've been involved with nearly as long as I have had my store. On more than one occasion in the past I had felt brushed off in lieu of something bigger and better known than me. Why do some folks in the fashion or event planning of SL get so big headed. Why are we constantly putting up with bad attitudes and rudeness? I really am guilty of this. Sometimes I stand for people giving me hell just to.. belong?

As bloggers and designers have you dealt with this a lot in the past? It seems as though it's only getting worse as time goes on.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

S.O.S: Accidentally Naked

For real. Just an FYI this isn't a NSFW post and it's not even much of a fashion post.

It's an SL HATES ME post.

Are we expecting an update or something? Seriously, It seems like just before any updates SL tends to go tits up for me. I've been having a lot of random little issues, but today takes the friggin cake. Over the past few weeks I've had to reset ALL my settings back to default after things stopped rezzing and my awesome computer had SL running SO slow I knew something wasn't right. After my reset things seemed better. I was super excited because I could actually see my entire house. I still have no idea what caused all the crazy that I was seeing. One day I walked around looking like a pixelated rainbow. Everyone else saw me as normal but I saw myself all sorts of wacky. Another day I walked around with my Avi bent in half with my head up my bum (maybe the Lindens were trying to give me a sign?!). I don't actually know why stuff like that happens. Before you ask, my PC is pretty kick as$, it by far exceeds any of the requirements to run SL. It was updated less than a year ago- everything got upgraded.

Anyhow, today things are just all sorts of insane.Early this morning I logged on to a super slow world. As most of our sim is currently empty I usually NEVER have lag issues. This morning was so laggy upon log in that I just gave up. Coming back later, I decided to do some window (demo) shopping. My demos and clothing were having NONE of that. No alpha layers would show up and I got a ton of error messages that were pretty much useless. My favorite one was "Unable to rez object (object key) for the reason below" . Do you want to know what it said below? "Try back later". Sure, uhm... good reason? Every time I re-log I come back as a puff ball and have to remove everything- including changing my shape and skin. I cleared my cache a few times. *throws her hands up in their air*

So right now I'm naked except for a random hair base, and pasties. I even tried system clothing. The only part of my shirt that showed up was the lower jacket portion. Nothing shows up from my neck to hips. My skin looks like a smear.  Aside from the pasties and hair base all tattoo layers show up grey.

 (I took this picture in 2011 for my first ever article in Pure Magazine! I think it pretty much captures how I feel about SL right now.)

Do ya'll have these issues? Are you having anything even more bazaar happen to you? Feel free to sound off in the comments! I like to know I'm not the only cast away on this sinking ship!

Update: After another hour of relogs and switching things up I was at least able to finally put some sort of clothing on. I'm still glitchy and smeared but at least I'm not naked anymore!

Ignore the fact that I look like what I would see if I were say..wearing beer goggles...Oye. I look like something from a horror movie. This is my face. It hasn't changed despite forcing rebake, clearing cache, re-logging and well.. yelling at my PC. (That really does help... yeahhh..)

I threw on the Truth hair from the last round of The Arcade- In darkbrownfade with the flower accessory from the purple hair in butter. I really need some sunshine so I paired it with the Jessy studded shorts from erratic in dip-bleached yellow. The shirt is an old long sleeved scoops neck tee but you can't even see it.. sigh. Did I mention we are expecting up to 10 inches of snow? In APRIL.

Shakin' off my blue mood! Hugs!

Monday, April 8, 2013

The First Time is always...

I've been a bit under the weather this past week. It left me in a funk but Berry always seems to toss out a new meme to perk me back up again. Let's get personal!

Sometimes it's the firsts that escape us or they might be the ones who shape us. DO you remember?

Meme instructions: Copy and paste the following 10 questions and answers into your post. Delete my answers and input your own. Don’t forget to link your post in this meme’s comments so everyone can read yours!
  1. First SL Friend: Mace. I was super awkward and stood on the sidelines. He "protected" me from some random griefer who was hassling me and pretty much set me up in SL.
  2. First SL Kiss: NO idea. I just remember I was wandering this Asian Port and I saw this dude "frozen" so I went over to investigate. I noticed this little pink ball in front of him and I clicked it. We ended up in a lip lock. It was a little shocking for me!
  3. First SLex time/place/partner: Oh lawd. Some guy named Jace. He was the first person I had met who owned his own property. I was super thrilled when he invited me to spend some time there. We bumped pixel nasties and then afterwards he gave me a pic of it...So I'd always remember. *Facepalm*
  4. First SL Partner/Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Wife/Husband: I guess my first boyfriend was Cappo in early 2008. If that even counts. Since then it's been all about GC. We "hung out" for a long while. We partnered and married around my RL birthday in late 2008. Oh yeah and we got RL married in 2011!
  5. First SL Job: I was a really horrible dancer at a club called Club Matrix courtesy of Mace's friendship with Cappo.
  6. First SL Creation: Oh jeaz. I totally remember this! I was staying with my friend Dellie and she gave me rez rights. After some intense work up and conversation on the 'how to's' I made a pixel sand castle. It was pretty much a bunch of squares piled together. I searched for a "great" sand texture and spent hours putting it together and even took pictures of/with/in it. I was so excited to show everyone in their little community rental. The next morning someone returned it to me :/
  7. First Encounter with a Linden: I was in the really crowded sim and noticed someone in the mini map with a different colored dot than everyone else. I ran around chasing it until I happened upon a Linden. I was too afraid that I would say something stupid and get banned so I just sat there staring like a nut case. Smooth moves.
  8. First Encounter with a SLebrity:I know I've probably ran into a million of them before I had a clue who they were. The one that most sticks out is Rosemary from Cupcakes! WAYY back in the day we somehow started chatting. I don't even know why or how but it led to a rl facebook friend adding. It's one of those things that happened in like maybe 2009? We are probably more chatty now than we ever were before. SO.. yeah. Okay then.
  9. First SL Sim you fell in love with: I guess the first sim I fell in love with was The Bay. It was the hangout where I pretty much lived full time for a long time. Later on my first actual home was in mainland Kasba. GC owned a huge portion of it and gave me my first skybox. The sim itself isn't pretty or interesting but it holds a LOT of memories until we decided we couldn't keep paying out so much money. I regret giving up what we had as one person bought almost all of the sim and has never updated it. We actually bought a parcel on the edge of the sim right north of it in hopes this chick will someday give up her hold on what I’ve always considered my home.
  10. First SL Blog Post: Before I ever started my blog I wrote for Pure Magazine writing monthly "Sartorialist" pieces. When the magazine ended I decided to continue it through blog form. I think I maybe did one actual continuing piece and then dove face first into cute fashions. My first post was a little introduction.
It's funny how most of my memories are from my earliest days in SL. I've had tons since then but those firsts really stuck with me.

Sorry now total fashion pics this week but I did want to show off my Tied Up hair from (epoque hair). Sometimes SL hair can be a bit overwhelming and well.. pageant-ish. I was totally digging the casual tones of this. It's got a lot of RL love.

Hope you all enjoyed another dose of realisms. Please feel free to share your own!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Rain on my Parade: My SL Pet Peeves

Oh lordy. Miss Berry has graced us with another awesome meme! I actually skipped last weeks "Social Media" meme because I was embarrassed to admit social media things tend to confuse the heck out of me. I had a plurk once and the only thing I ever said was "I suck at this"- so yeah I didn't have much to add. However... this week's.. hold on to your pixel panties ladies because unlike Miss berry who "poops rainbows" I tend to be full of piss and vinegar. I ALWAYS want to vent my grievances with SL so this is probably going to be my favorite post yet. Let's get to it then shall we?!

(In advance I'm probably going to ruffle some feathers. Sorries in advance.. or some such thing)

1. Tacky Decor

If you have ever read any of my back posts I have the WORST luck with neighbors. I always have that one person who insists on having blinging Christmas lights or sex pose balls right out in the open! I'm actually really harsh and judgemental about the way people handle their land. This is compounded by the fact that we recently went mainland after going premium. Right now my plot is located along the edge of the sim just north of my original home in SL. This person bought up most of our old sim and still has the SAME castle up that she placed about 5 years ago. After a lot of ugly views I've finally given into the whole sky box ordeal. But honestly.. even if you have like.. 0L there is NO excuse, in my opinion, to have cruddy homes or decor. You can find some great things for free or nearly that. There is always an event or hunt going on. If you insist on leaving you circa 2008 bed in my view, I insist on being witchy and mocking it. Sorry.

2. Voice Addicts

Voice can be fun.. occasionally. I have to be honest in saying I am not a huge fan of voice. You see, my Linux does not like SL sounds. So most of the time I can't even go to an event and hear your music , let alone carry on a voice conversation. I get super annoyed when I get invited somewhere and everyone else insists on using voice. I'm that cranky person trying to type at warp speed just to keep up with the conversation. For a while I didn't have a mic so i sucked it up. Eventually my husband bought me a new one- it was new and amazing and expensive. It worked for about 5 seconds.  Now I have to yell to have a conversation which is annoying to my throat and the people who happen to be around me in RL. I also hate people who get mean about me not using voice. Just because I don't want to hunt up my headset and get it all set up again doesn't mean you get to make me feel like crap. When you start to question if I'm a "real" female or act skeptical about my explanation as to why I don't use voice- it pisses me off! rawwwr!!! Equally annoying is when you insist that I go through the hassle and then you spend the entire time talking to someone in RL or reading other conversations out loud.

3. Lolas

I'm going to start with a big I'M SORRY. But OMG I hate the mesh boobs. They make me want to poke my eyes out. One- unless I'm mistaken I can not demo them. I'm not spending over 1k on something I don't know will even work on my shape. Two- they look so damn fake. I hate when I TP into a store and I see a bunch of Lola wearing ladies that all appear bare/grey/smeary chested to me. three- I hate that there are a million events for these things. What about us flat chested ladies?! and finally- Four- I thought I would check some stores to see what they were offering for them.. when i saw jizz, poop and blood I turned tail with a big "hells no". I know they are this big amazing phenomenon, but I abhor them.

4. Stores that fail to update Landmarks

I am totally one of these people. I forget to update but it always drives me insane. I can't count the number of times I've pulled up an old LM for a store or even tp'd directly from a designers profile and was : dropped from the sky, ejected from someone’s private parcel or trapped in between the walls of a new build. Thank god for  my Places tab or I would lose my darn mind.

5. Inflated Egos / Know-it-alls

In my time in SL I have met a lot of people. Between blogging, designing and previously working for a few fashions mags I've had the honor to meet some amazing designers and fellow bloggers. I love them all for their creativity and hard work. I dislike the ones however that have bad attitudes or overly inflated egos. Yes you made a truly amazing product, yes you can write a witty article or post. It doesn't make you a better person than me. Just because My photoshop skills are not as great as yours or in your opinion not how you like things to look doesn't make me any less awesome. I've battled divas who won a pixelated medal and think that means their poops smells like roses. Sorry I don't have to bow down to you. I always show respect where it's due but don't demand it. On the same note I have a hard time handling someone who thinks they know everything. If your sole purpose in iming me is to try to make me feel inferior, keep on walkin' honey.

End rant. I actually have a few more but those are my main bugs.

This picture has nothing to do with my post! Butttt... I went to FaMeshed and I liked it..
My hair and maxi dress are both new releases at the new FaMeshed. Yay I should be awesome and provide details but I am dead on my feet. The adorable pony is from Truth and the Maxi is Rebel Hope. I want all of these dresses the colors and details are fabulous.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spring Has Sprung @ [Blossom]

Short and sweet darlings, short and sweet!

I present a mini portion of the new Spring and Summer releases from [Blossom]! I've released a semi-sheer blouse, Linen trousers and 2 versions of a tank dress! Also note the new demos are WEARABLE demos for 5L!

I really suck at pictures sooo if you want to blog something feel free to shoot me a NC or IM in-world. yeahh shameless plugging. Or you can just go to [Blossom]

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

It's all about meme

Miss Berry is at it again I love a good meme lately! This one is a few questions she would like you to answer soo here it goes!

"Meme Instructions: Create a new post, copy paste the following ten questions into your post, delete my answers and input your own about your SLife!..."
  1. What is the rez date for your current SL Avatar that you use most often? Khloe Nitely- January 17 2008
  2. Where was the first place you made friends as a newb and got to know people in Second Life? There was this place called THE BAY. Compaired to some of my first haunts this was pretty much the opening I needed in SL. It was this cute little beach area. There were huts, trails, lounge areas and all sorts of water sports. You could hop on a jet ski and fly across other sims, you could go sky diving. I met my first group of friends around the bonfire pit.  This place really opened things for me While the sim itself is still there Kaiya has since expanded her home decor to cover most of the sim. I kind of miss it a bit. It was the first places I forced myself to not be anti social!
  3. Where do you spend most of your SL time now? Standing in the middle of my skybox. In fact most of the time i forget to actually sit or move from my landing point.           
  4. Who is your closest friend in Second Life? (only pick one) If Jayme were still fully in SL. .. otherwise I don't want to name names, usually someone feels left out that way.
  5. What is the most favorite thing in your inventory? (only pick one) Oh man, easy! My Groovy Multi Gadget! I would honestly fail without this thing.When I finally decided to have an AO it was constantly breaking or just not working how I wanted to. Cue hubby-my scripter God. He put his skills together to combine a super easy AO system with all kinds of bells and whistles, with a flight assist/run booster with a radar. I know there are probably a million like it out there but I've never found another that works all the time and doesn't make me pull my hair out to change something. Plus who else has the creator in their pocket to add something like a dance hud or something to it?
  6. The last thing you purchased in Second Life? erratic / Amy - silk blouse- Salmon
  7. What color clothing does your avatar wear most often? It depends on what skin shade or hair I am rocking at a given time but I tend to gravitate towards pinky berry colors and teals a lot of the time.
  8. Do you prefer to walk, run or fly? I usually run because i am a failure at flying and well.. my run is a skip I've used to about 4 years!
  9. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in SL? I'm usually pretty boring but every once in a while I try and be fun Not long ago I was updating an alt when I saw a call through the Cupcakes group for anyone who wanted to come hang out. One thing led to another and We ended up dressed like Gangnam Style rejects... Few chicks and I think even a few men..chicks with sparkle dresses, black sun glasses and matching shoes. We ran around to a million sims and did the Gangnam Style dance for people. We got mixed reviews. We either picked people up to tag along or got threatened with being banned! It was pretty fun. Oh and one time I logged on the 12 alts I had at the time. We took a family picture before my computer died     
  10. Who would you like to play YOU, in the movie of your SLife? Olivia Wilde, hands down.  She can rock a strong jawline and heavy liner- what of it?!

 Worn in 1st Pic:
erratic/ Amy- Silk Blouse- Salmon
erratic/ Jessy / Dip-bleach studded shorts- bleach pink
/Wasabi Pills/ Jamie- Pancake

Monday, March 18, 2013

He's so Dreamy..

I have been a huge fan of Cupcakes pretty much forever. I can still remember my first shopping sprees there way back when I was pretty much brand shiny new. It was a nirvana of complete awesome. Cute girly clothes and later on some awesome skins. Five years has not dulled my enthusiasm!

Most recently I was pointed towards something new and exciting- The Dreamboat male skin! It's pretty awesome. I can say this because yes, I decided to gender bend for a bit recently. Hey with a name like Khloe.. yeah no still a girl but it was still pretty fun!

This new skin line is currently available at the most recent Skin Fair that will be running until March 31st 2013!  You can check out Skin Fair Here! Please note this is a set landing point but you can find Cupcakes located at 132, 31, 20 on Sim 2 along the Southern most wall! Squee!

I'm a Mannnnn Baby. Yeah okay, now that I have that out of the way!...

The Dreamboat skin is offered in 3 shades: Pale, Medium, and Tan. The base skin runs for 900L which is a pretty decent price for a quality skin these days.

When I say base skin I mean no frills. You do get the option of Hairy versus Hairless.  This is refering to the body hair. The body hair is a light dusting of chest, happy train and well you know where hair grows on men hopefully!

Then this skin gets fun! There are SO many tattoo options It's almost insane. You can purchase the tattoo layers for 50-70-90L. You can buy all the tattoo layers for 500L!

There are 7 facial hair options: Goatee (Shown above 3rd face shot), full shadow beard, Dark beard, pencil moustache, Ethan, Chinstrap (Shown above Middle face shot)  and Blonde Beard (Shown above Top face shot)

There are 7 Details options: Tough, Mature, Oily, Tired, Patchy brows, Unibrow, and Wizened (grey) brows

And finally...

There are 7 make-up options: Black lips, blood drips, pale lips, dark lips, crossed eye makeup, eyeshadow, and eyeliner.

The possibilities are pretty much endless for combining.  If you haven't been by take the time to check out this set, you won't  be sorry!

Also worn: 

*Cupcakes - Spring Boxer/Brief - Blue/Yellow