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  • Enchanting Elegance: The Guardian of Arcane Secrets

    Not because of the heat. It’s the size of the floating orb when nothing else is around it. Beating like a heart in a blue, blue ocean.

    Jessica Johns

    Prepare to be captivated by the stunning ornate magic by the talented artist Cursiichella, our Photo of the Day for the Aetherium Nexus round of Enchantment! This image beautifully encapsulates the fusion of steampunk and aetherial magic, drawing us into a world where Victorian elegance meets futuristic fantasy.

    At the heart of the scene stands a powerful female figure, her gaze mesmerizing and impossible to ignore. She holds an ornate floating glass orb, intricately adorned with exquisite metalwork that shimmers with a life of its own. The orb’s ethereal glow enhances the magical atmosphere, creating an almost hypnotic focal point that pulls viewers into her enchanting realm.

    Surrounding her are Vae Victis‘s “Old Scholars” Candle Cluster, their soft, warm light casting a mystical aura that bathes the entire scene in a golden hue. The candles, with their delicate glow, perfectly complement the steampunk aesthetic, adding a layer of vintage charm and sophistication to the image.

    The character’s white-tipped fingers and linear tattoos, seemingly bursting with magic, add to the sense of otherworldliness. These details, along with the ornate orb and the glowing candles, create a visual symphony that balances power and beauty. The magical essence of her presence is palpable, making it clear that she is not just a figure in the scene but a guardian of ancient secrets and arcane knowledge.

    Cursiichella’s artistry shines through in the careful composition and attention to detail. The way the light plays off the metal and glass, the subtle textures of the tattoos, and the interplay of shadows and highlights all contribute to a scene that is as dynamic as it is captivating.

    This image is a testament to the creative spirit of the Aetherium Nexus round of Enchantment, where every piece of art tells a story of a world where steam-powered machinery and mystical forces coexist. The image is a visual journey that invites you to linger and explore the depths of its enchanting narrative, leaving you spellbound and eager for more.

    Join the adventure and share your own enchanting creations in the Enchantment Flickr Group, where imaginations run wild and creativity knows no bounds! Be sure to enter your images in the Lost Unicorn Photo Contest! Don’t miss your chance to immerse yourself in the world of “Aetherium Nexus” from May 10th to June 2nd. Enchantment awaits!

    TAXI to Enchantment

    The post Enchanting Elegance: The Guardian of Arcane Secrets appeared first on Enchantment.

  • Diana ft.*Gos Boutique*and*amias*

    NEW*Gos Boutique* Maggie Slingbacks – available in 8 single colors, Metallic Collection with 7 colors and Boutique Collection with 21 colors, for Belleza Gen.X, Maitreya Lara, Legacy, Kupra, Reborn – at Dubai Eventhttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizon%20Beach/126/133/2

    Please visit the Gos Mainstore too – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gos/101/93/302

    NEW*amias* Masha Dress – comes in 18 colors, for Belleza Gen.X Classic+Curvy+Dainty, Maitreya Lara+Petite, Maitreya LaraX+PetiteX, Legacy+Perky, Reborn+Waifu – at Belleza Event

    *Belleza* Gen.X Classic Body

    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Belleza/128/128/25

    *amara beauty* Emmie BOM Skin for Lelutka EvoX – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hell%20Fire/174/208/22

    *Lelutka* Avalon Evolution Head – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LeLutka/128/128/32

    *Truth* Whisper Hair – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth/108/110/25

  • The New SL Mobile Ap – Who Will Benifit


    Linden Lab has been touting the upcoming mobile AP for awhile now, both in Lab Gabs and the recent Roundtable.  SL Citizens have been ASKING for mobile connectivity for over a decade but .....


    Back when the project started it seemed like it would be a grand leap "forward", but now I am not so sure. I started a forum thread a week or so ago and while there is plenty of chatter and of course sideroads in the conversation I am not seeing a huge number of avid  hand wringing citizens actively waiting for it to be available to the masses.  Time will tell as it always does. 


    KUNGLERS - Sorah necklace - LaraX with color hud also come rigged for Lara, Reborn and Legacy.  Also unrigged and resizable.  Find it at Cosmopolitan.  


    Pose and phone from the Call Me set -- aDORKable
  • Spring shopping

    Photo of Sheila Yoshikawa in a red sweater and lace skirt out shopping with her snow leopard cub

    I had a pleasant time wandering round TheNest, both the little shops (like this convenient mobile bakery) and the woodlands, with many pretty viewing spots. Fortunately my leopard cub (picked up at Fantasy Faire – a younger brother to Theo, I think) didn’t make any trouble. The skirt has many colours, and happily one of them matched the Carrie sweater that I picked up at a weekend sale.

    Carrie Sweater Garnet (maitreya): POISON ROUGE
    Emma Lace Skirt (lara): [spectacledchic]
    Emmi Tights (#1) – Bordeaux: ::C’est la vie !::
    [Harriet] Forget me Not Tote Bag [Yellow] Ariskea
    Snow Leopard Cub (Basic): CKF
    Copacetic Tallulah – Earrings and Violette Cut Bead Bohovnecklace: MG
    F ate Bangs and Smitten hair: TRUTH
    Tricia Shoes Girasol (Legacy/Maitreya) Choco: UNA
    SAKURA BAG eng ver. left (click pose change): [SHIFUKU]
    Lunnar Set Hairband: [Tsukuyomi]
    Diana and Haneen – White Tattoos: Stardust
    Raw Crystal Rings : (Yummy)
    Maitreya Lara body, Glam Affair SIA polar tone – 03 (Miriel) Eyes – Indigo (Big)

  • One Buy, One Free

    Sale Offer Bra, pants & jacket 70L ! (various colours on offer)

    I’m restocking my casual clothes for the LaraX body as I’m tending to wear it more lately. Spotted this offer from [GIULIADESIGN] in this weeks Wink Price for just 70L. You get the bra, jacket and leggings. Plenty of other colours to choose from. Fits: LaraX, Legacy, Perky, Reborn. Then I turned my attention to the wall of gifts and…

    FREE top & Pants

    … spotted this sexy little outfit as one of the freebies from the [GIULIADESIGN] group – free to join. Now there didn’t seem to be any Maitreya pants so I tried the Petite fit – perfect! I really just wanted the top tbh, love it ! Fits: Maitreya, curvy, Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Perky, Petite.

    [GIULIADESIGN]

    secondlife://PARADISE%20MOUNTAIN/51/180/24

    Creds

    Ysoral .:Luxe Wedding Ring Juliette:.(Maitreya)(Left)
    Beloved Jewellery : Spine Piercing-Gemstone (Maitreya)
    [Z O O M] Butterfly Heart Septum – Left Nostril – ADD
    [Cinoe] Wizard’s treasure – Small drop Ring (R)
    Kibitz – Isobel’s earrings – right – gold
    Kibitz – Isobel’s earrings – left – gold
    SIGMA/ Heart bracelet [Maitreya 5]
    SIGMA/ Hearts chain necklace [Maitreya]
    Maitreya Mesh Body – LaraX V1.0
    [GIULIADESIGN]-COLLIN- LEGGINGS LARAX
    [GIULIADESIGN]-COLLIN-SWEATER LARAX
    [GIULIADESIGN]-COLLIN-BRA LARAX
    -Pretty Liars- Butt lift + Enhancements LEVEL 4

    • Legna – Ruppert Drink Tray (Hold 2 – One Hand – Left)
      Sintiklia – Hair Bethy Fitted breast size 3
      S.T KLEINE SHOES -MAITREYA_+ HIGH-
  • LOTD #1248: Dissipate

    b1b2

    Credits:

    Mesh head: lel evox / RAVEN 4.0 (by jaden.nova)
    Skin: Guapa – Grace Skin (LELUTKA EVOX) Rose Kiss (by valentinabennett)
    Freckles: pr!tty – Crybaby Makeup Set – EVOX – :BOM: – :Moles+Freckles:- (by karla.marama)
    Hair: Moon. Hair // – Nectar [small] (by Moon Pop)

    Earrings: [MANDALA]LEGENDS NEVER DIE- earring
    Sandals: hive // vacation vibes . sandals . hold (Lundy Lovely)

    Dress: Blueberry – Spring Anniversary – Sundress – Legacy (by blueberryxx)
    Sweater: Mug – Harper Sweater – Fatpack (by brandy.difference)

    Poses: K&S (by Katya Salty)

  • ᴄᴇᴄᴇ ʙʟᴏꜱꜱᴏᴍ 2024-05-29 10:06:45

    • Hair – Tram – L0108
    • Hat – kotte – marina sun hat
    • Head – Toddleedoo – Banana
      Skin – Lueur Bebe – River skin – (i added some layers too) – NEW
    • Dress – Foxtail – Meka Dress – Other colours/Patterns available
    • Bears – Boogers – Sybil and Edith
    • Boat – Dust Bunny – blossom rowboat
    • Shape – Made myself 
      Body – Toddleedoo – Baby
    • Socks & shoes – Tippy tap – Clarissa
  • Melten

     Best Second Life blogs & bloggers

    Top virtual avatars, fashion, shopping

    'Melten'



    Outfit & Staff: #Mewsery Melten Set{#FATPACK} @  Kawaii Project until June 12 
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Stardust/115/138/30
    Fits:  Lara + LaraX, Legacy, Reborn + Mounds + Waifu + Teacups

    MakeUp: [HEXUMBRA] Margo Collection - HEXPACK  @ Kinky Event until June 22
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Liberty%20City/10/127/30
    This is a massive makeup set including shadow, glitters, lipstick, contouring, blush, beauty marks & more.

    Hair: Stealthic - Woven @ The Fifty Event until June 20
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Fifty/11/128/777

    Photo taken @ B Sori
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/B%20sori/100/113/22



  • ɢʟɪᴛᴛᴇʀɪɴɢ ᴘɪᴇʀʀᴏᴛ

    ɢʟɪᴛᴛᴇʀɪɴɢ ᴘɪᴇʀʀᴏᴛ

    Credits:

    Tableau Vivant leLutka EvoX Hairbase 51 | Collabor 88

    Jack Spoon Subversive Spark Highlighter Nose | Mainstore

    Jack Spoon Subversive Spark Highlighter

    Random Matter Figg Hat | Collabor 88

    Random Matter Figg Collar | Collabor 88

    POISON ROUGE Julianne Top Delicate Lace | Collabor 88

    POISON ROUGE Julianne Short Black Velvet | Collabor 88

    POISON ROUGE Julianne Gloves Black Velvet | Collabor 88

    MINIMAL Ancien Elevator Backdrop Picture

  • Early summer

    1944th
    Dear reader. Hope your weekday is good days <3

    Its been a while since last time... 
    Very frustrated real life since early May... so i wanted to relax in Secondlife.

















    Credit @ Chez Moi Furniture in Cosompolitan (Current round close on June 8th)
    CHEZ MOI Eames Living Room
        CHEZ MOI Eames Chair (Adult)
        CHEZ MOI Eames Accent Table 
        CHEZ MOI Eames Couch (Adult)
        CHEZ MOI Eames Accent Table 
        CHEZ MOI Eames Decor
        CHEZ MOI Eames Coffee Table

    CHEZ MOI Atol Outdoor Shower (Marketplace)
    CHEZ MOI Yebel Hanging Chair  (Marketplace)

    Credit @ Trompe Loeil
    Trompe Loeil - Keoni Tropical Cabin
    Trompe Loeil - Keoni Tropical Fern Palm

    Credit @ Konoha
    Platanus mari - Elder Plane Set 

    KraftWork Florist @ main store
        KraftWork Florist . Cooler Planter with Peonies . Orange
        KraftWork Florist . Cooler Planter with Peonies . Rose
        KraftWork Florist . Cooler Planter with Peonies . White
    Infinite - Angelica Vine Pot w/Stool (White)
    {wn} Fiddle Leaf Plant (ceramic) @ main store
    llorisen // vee bathroom vanity.black @ main store
    [[RH]] Wagasa Lamp -SUMI- (nami)

    I hope you like! 
    Thank you so much for visiting to my blog. 

  • Fitmesh Fanatic Freebies

     Hiya everyone! Tonight's post brings us to several stores across the grid who offer gifts for the Fitmesh Fanatics group. The group is currently free to join, so these won't cost you a thing, of course unless you find yourself tempted by the wonderful sales offerings while you're visiting ;) The gifts themselves are free, so I am just teasing about making additional purchases while you stop by each location as I sometimes find myself doing. We all have favorite stores, but mine do change from time to time (more in a sense of being added to) as brands can come and go in the SL environment. Groups like Fitmesh Fanatics can put us in touch with newer stores, or even help us find new locations of older brands which has happened to me many times. Just this morning I used a landmark I took about 2 weeks ago from a store, and it now lands me in someone's front yard which angered their security system, LOL, so you can see how up-to-date info is quite useful.


    My first stop of the evening is FK Papillon, where among the group gifts outside their front door I found the FK_Dress-Helen-HUD for Fitmesh Fanatics. The top and skirt are each provided in Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh body sizes, and there is a HUD with plenty of options. There are 42 textures (mix of patterns and sheer lace) each for the top and skirt, with a straps tab that offers 10 colors each for the skirt and its belt, and 12 for the top's straps. This makes for such an exciting number of possibilities!


    Next we take a look at the lovely AvaGirl - Fancy Dress gift, which has an intricate damask type pattern and large red ruffle down the right side of the skirt. There's even a red rose in bloom on the waistband next to the ruffle, so detailed! We receive sizing for Freya, Isis, Kupra (Bimbo, Low, Original), Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and Reborn mesh bodies. 


    I can never resist any excuse to visit La Feminique, and was delighted with their Fitmesh Fanatics group gift called Kittie Group Gift. The top and thong are each decorated with sweet little white felines, and each fit Freya, Isis, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. There is a special gift room in the center of the store where you can find this and several other treats for various groups.


    If you need a little black dress with extra fun details, keep that Fitmesh Fanatics tag active and zip on over to Fatal Fashion. Their ::FF:: Dress BLACK Monique GIFT has a Boho vibe thanks to the ruffled open sleeves and loose flowing fit, and the neutral color means we can add our boldest brightest accessories or keep things sleek and simple with golds or silvers. The gift includes fitmesh standard sizes along with eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizing.


    My final look tonight is the beautiful TRS Designs Lauryn Dress Sky. They have several gifts on the same wall for various groups, some of which are color variations of Lauryn here, so be sure to have a peek at those too :) This formfitting pencil dress comes in Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Khara, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Peach, Reborn, and Waifu mesh body sizes. I love this shade of blue, and will probably pair it with white or beige shoes if I can't find just the right match in my inventory of that exact hue.

    For some reason I'm feeling slower than molasses tonight, so let me just wrap this up with a wish for a pleasant day/evening, and many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: FK Papillon FK_Dress-Helen-HUD $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Gift

    Photo 2:
    Dress: AvaGirl - Fancy Dress $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Gift

    Photo 3:
    Outfit: La Feminique - Kittie Group Gift $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: Fatal Fashion ::FF:: Dress BLACK Monique GIFT $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Gift

    Photo 5:
    Dress: TRS Designs Lauryn Dress Sky $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Audacious - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Flamingo Fun

    I went full flamingo with the items I am going to show you today. There is a lot of pink and a whole heap of flamboyance!

    The pool area is from Serenity Style and is called La Caseta. This is an exclusive item for the new round of Uber. The whole pool area and shed is 26LI so perfect for your backyard or garden area. It also comes with animations for solos and couples. I love the swimming animations but you can also float, sit on the edge, or just dip your toes in. 

    I added the Concrete Set from Zaker which includes the Concrete Chair and Concrete Vase Plant in Terracotta (shown) and also in Black. The set comes with a hud too so you can change the texture of the concrete and the pillow.  Loads of colours to choose from as well!

    This scene also includes a heap of items from {what next} including the Flamingo Pool Float, Flamingo Drinks Float, Pool Ring, Caliente BBQ, and Pina Colada!  All of these items come with colour change huds so you can match the rest of your decor.  I love all of the {what next} pool items.  So many to choose from to adorn your pool area!

    JIAN - Flamingo Collection
    OZZY* - Picture Art Flamingo
    Mithral - Concrete Wall Garden (Gray)
    Nutmeg. - Sunbathing Lounge Chair w/Towel 
    Little Branch - Beach Palms



  • All I Have To Do Is Dream

    Back when I was a little baby blogger, we usually received review copies from designers who specifically reached out to us because they read our blogs and liked our work. Now admittedly, there were a LOT less of us back in 2007-2009. It was easier for designers to see who was out there and decide if they liked us enough to want to see if we wouldn’t mind blogging them. Sometimes that’s how we even first heard of a store. They didn’t expect us to have already blogged them 20 times, they just liked what we did. I know it’s different now. But the feeling of a designer reaching out? It was awesome!

    I got to have that feeling today when the owner of Opeth reached out to me to ask if I would consider blogging their new Lana hair that will be out at Hair Fair on the 1st. Well, sure! And it came at a great time because the new Cosmos dress by Neve that is out at Uber right now? Perfect match!

    All I Have To Do Is Dream

    Featured Items:

    Hair: Lana by Opeth [Hair Fair, June 1st]
    Dress: Cosmos by Neve [Uber]


    Other Items:

    Head: Avalon by Lelutka
    Body: LaraX Petite by Maitreya
    Body Skin: Picasso Babe Slim by Velour
    Face Skin: Delila by Traditional Face
    Face Layers by Izzie’s:
    * Highlight Corrector
    * Nose Fix
    * Under Eye Lashes Concealer
    * Heart Mole
    * Cheeks Contour
    * Lips Concealer
    * Highlighter
    * Chin Dimple
    * Everyday Blush
    * 60’s Eyeshadow
    Tattoo: Gratitude by Vegas Tattoo
    Earrings: Leia by Vibing
    (I forgot what pose I used! I’m sorry!)
    Photo taken at Mayfield, 1950’s California Roleplay