6th Annual Home & Garden Expo for Relay For Life

One of the events in SL I look forward to with much eagerness and anticipation each year is the Home & Garden Expo. This years event is well underway, having began last Friday, and will continue thru this Sunday, June 2. There is so much to see and do at the Expo, it’d be best to head on over ASAP and check it out. I know that’s what I’ll be doing as soon as I log in after having had to be away with RL since last week!

Home Expo 2013 Logo

You do not have to be a land or home owner to enjoy the Home & Garden Expo. You can find classes to take to get you started in building, breedable vendors to help you find a pet to share love with and of course, you can wander and dream of living in these beautiful homes in RL! There is even a hunt if you are a hunt lover like me! There is sure to be something for everyone there.

A Spring Afternoon

Two Moon Gardens is a shop that is new to me, and am sure I’ll be visiting their mainstore soon after seeing their beautiful set up at Expo. Their offering for RFL is this beautiful Cherry Blossom Garden scene. It is modable too, which is a plus for me, as I can slide bits around to fit my land space just right. Organica, a long time favorite of mine, has some gorgeous tulips specially colored in purple and orange for RFL, you wont want to miss these either. I’ve scattered a few around the bench that comes with this set from Two Moon, which incidently, comes well stocked with couples and singles poses.

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I’ve included a map which should help you get around, as well as some important links. Prepare for lag, always a good idea for any event, it will make your experience much more enjoyable. Allow plenty of time, and do not delay, as you just may find yourself spending a lot more time then you anticipated at the Expo. Have fun, enjoy the scenery, get some new things, and help a great cause, you can’t go wrong! I am sure I will be spending the bulk of my SL time there over the last days, I do hope to see you there!

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Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Cherry Blossom Place – Two Moon Gardens, by Bunnie Badger (Two Moon Gardens @ Expo)
Mesh Tulips (RFL) – Organica, by Aki Shichiroji (Organica @ Expo)

Skin – Tuli – Eva – Petal , with Deviant Misfit Lips, by Tuli Asturias
Dress – PurpleMoon – Blair, by Poulet Koenkamp (Hunt Gift – Grand Opening of Invictus Estates)
Hair – Truth – Tenille – Night, by Truth Hawks
Shoes – Redgrave – Doro, by Emilia Redgrave
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Drow, by RubyRedRusset
Ring – Earthstones – Ever After Bridal – Gold, by Abraxxa Anatine
Eyes – IKON – Vanity Eyes – Denim (former group gift)
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle

Skin Fair 2013: On the Right Paige, with Rockberry

The time is running out quickly for Skin Fair 2013 and you know you do not want to miss it, so head on over there as soon as you can. There are two sims full of stores with all sorts of skin yumminess, there is sure to be something you’ll love.

Catty - Rockberry 2G

One of the skins I discovered at Skin Fair, and love bunches is the newest Rockberry, Paige. Shown here is the natural tone (you can choose between four tones), and two of my most favorite make ups, but I couldn’t decide on another to show, so I decided to give you a glimpse of them all. Paige comes in twelve make up options per skin tone. You can choose just one at a very afforable price, or buy the whole pack for your best value, and you surely won’t be disappointed. You also will get tattoo layers for black and brown eyebrows, as well as freckles too. You also get the option of cleavage, or not, on the skin itself which is always nice as you wont be losing important things at the wrong time!

Catty - Rockberry 1L

Also shown here, are some new eyes from Mayfly which I love. They are mesh and come with assorted white options, and you can size them too to fit most any AV. Pose Fair 2013 starts too this weekend, and here I give you a teaser of some fun new poses from HelaMiyo. Pose Fair runs for about two weeks so you’ve plenty of time to get there after you shop skin fair, but I’ve given the link to HelaMiyo here as I know you’ll want to grab these poses up quick too, and it has just opened.

Rockberry Paige Palette

Again, here are the links you’ll need for Skin Fair, so hurry on over.

Links you’ll need:
Skin Fair Sim 1
Skin Fair Sim 2
Skin Fair 2013 Flickr Group
Skin Fair Blog

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Look 1
Skin – Rockberry – Paige – Natural – L, by Heather Beebe (Direct Limo to Rockberry at Skin Fair)
Shirt – Sn@tch – Chastity Bralet – Blue, by Ivey Deschanel
Hair – DeLa – Amanda – Black 4, by Kuranosuke Kamachi
Earrings – MG – Late Night Hoops, by Maxi Gossamer
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Jazzy, by RubyRedRusset
Ring – JCNY – Athena Wedding, by JD Hansen
Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh – Persian Blue, by Arkesh Baral
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – HelaMiyo – Fashion Blogger, by Miyoko Magic (Available at Pose Fair 2013)
Pose Stand – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

Look 2
Skin – Rockberry – Paige – Natural – G, by Heather Beebe (Direct Limo to Rockberry at Skin Fair)
Shirt – Sn@tch – Chastity Bralet – Blue, by Ivey Deschanel
Hair – DeLa – Amanda – Black 4, by Kuranosuke Kamachi
Earrings – MG – Late Night Hoops, by Maxi Gossamer
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Jazzy, by RubyRedRusset
Ring – JCNY – Athena Wedding, by JD Hansen
Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh – Persian Blue, by Arkesh Baral
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – HelaMiyo – Pose Fair 2013, by Miyoko Magic (Available at Pose Fair 2013)
Pose Stand – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

Skin Fair 2013: Falling in Love With all of Elyse

Skin Fair 2013 is here!!!!! Well, I’m slow, and I had some PC issues, which..I hope is resolved now, so I’m a bit late, Skin Fair 2013 actually began last week, but the good news is it runs thru March so you still have plenty of time to get over there and get shopping!!!!

Catty Tuli1 - Elyse

Tuli has once again done what she does and created a new, lovely skin which I know will be among my favorites in the future. One word of warning tho..if you are not already a Tuli fan, you will be after trying this skin! Elyse has so many options, you’ll spend weeks wearing different ones. You have a choice of three tones: Pearl, Power and Petal (shown here is Petal), tho I love them all. Each tone comes in 4 eyebrow options (Brown, Blond, Black and Red) and if that isn’t enough, each comes with the option of dimples!! Cleavage you ask? You get two options of cleavage with each for getting your look just right with your outfits and all that. Now, about the all important make up options…you do the math, I’ll give the facts here, I’ve no idea how many variations you end up with. Each tone is available in two make up packs…Sultry and Elementary. Each of these comes in five eye make up options (one for each brow color, and each with, or without, dimples). Tuli did not forget the lips, oh no she did not! With each pack you get thirty lip options! Yes, I said 30! There are three lip tones: Intense, Deviant and Sheer, each with five colors, and each of those comes in Gloss, or No Gloss option.

Catty Tuli2 - Elyse

Whew..that was exhausting! How many variations of Elyse did you come up with? Not enough for you in there? More good news! Tuli has Lolas Tangos Appliers available too for all the tones! as well as many more skins available at Skin Fair!! Get on over now and check them out, try the demos, fall in love with Elyse and sooo much more worth falling in love with at Skin Fair 2013! Stay tuned for more glimpses into what you can find this year. Happy skin shopping!

Catty- LOTD Elyse

Oh, and even more good news – as we are already a week into Skin Fair, the lag should now be manageable! However, you should still dress down appropriately, as always, in attending any event where there is much shopping to do. Remember, prioritize! Priority One is seeing all that is there to see, and getting around it all to see it, AND buying all there that you want! You can dress up after shopping, in all the new skins you’ve bought!

Skin Fair Official Poster 2013 copy

Links you’ll need:
Skin Fair Sim 1
Skin Fair Sim 2
Skin Fair 2013 Flickr Group
Skin Fair Blog

Skin Fair 2013 Map Sim 1 copySkin Fair 2013 Map Sim 2 copy

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Look 1
Skin – Tuli – Elyse – Petal – Black 09, by Tuli Asturias
Lips – Tuli – Elyse – Petal – Intense Fuchsia, by Tuli Asturias
Dress – Cynful – Vale’s Sweatshirt Dress – Lace – Yellow, by Cynthia Ultsch (Energy Club Anniversary Gift)
Hair – Elikatira – Spark – Black 08, by Elikapeka Tiramisu
Bangles – MG – Damasc Bangle – SILVER, by Maxi Gossamer
Earrings – MG – Late Night Hoops, by Maxi Gossamer
Necklace – MG – Erzulie’s Love Charm – Short – SILVER, by Maxi Gossamer
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Latex, by RubyRedRusset
Ring – JCNY – Athena Wedding, by JD Hansen
Eyes – IKON – Lucid Eyes – Machine, by Ikon Innovia
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – aDORKable, by aDORKable Peapod
Pose Stand – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

Look 2
Skin – Tuli – Elyse – Petal – Black 08, by Tuli Asturias
Lips – Tuli – Elyse – Petal – Deviant Vamp, by Tuli Asturias
Gown – Chrysalis – Diva, by Kristine Lowey
Hair – Elikatira – Daffodil – Red 08, by Elikapeka Tiramisu
Shoes – N-core – AURA – Platine, by Claire Messenger
Necklace Earrings – Cazimi – Precious, by Dima Plessis
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Jazzy, by RubyRedRusset
Ring – JCNY – Athena Wedding, by JD Hansen
Eyes – IKON – Lucid Eyes – Machine, by Ikon Innovia
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – aDORKable, by aDORKable Peapod
Pose Stand – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

PurpleMoon on Any Day

I’ve a new found love for gowns, and PurpleMoon is on the top of my list of favorite places to find them.  Recently however, PurpleMoon has put out some mesh dresses that I have not been able to resist, so now we can wear PurpleMoon not only on the special Saturday nights out, but on any day of the week!

Thursday

First up, the new Trinity Dress, available in a variety of colors, and very fun to wear with my fave Bax boots. At the writing of this, the dress is available for a special price of 55L so hurry on over and grab them all. Mesh has taken some time for me to adjust to. I’ve found, for me, what works best is to alter my basic shape to fit standard mesh that works for my shape best, then be sure to wear the alpha layer included so bits dont show where they shouldn’t. I often have to drop things here or there, I just make sure to label each shape so I can remember what it is. It’s so fun, once you find a mesh that works and get your shape set, it opens a whole closet of possibilites.

Saturday

Next up, for 60L Weekend sale, I was delighted this morning to see PurpleMoon had yet another new dress out, and I immediately ran over to collect the new Cordelia dress. So fun, I can see a lot of wearability in both dresses. You don’t have long tho to grab them at these prices, be sure to hurry over. Check out the gowns there too if you havent lately, there is much new yumminess, which I’ll be blogging here soon, as I just can’t get enough of that store. Also, I’ve recently become addicted to Maxi Gossamer jewelry, I don’t seem to be able to pass up much of anything she releases any more. This set here, the Tifari, is currently available at the newest Collabor88, so get yourself over there too. Time to get out for more shopping and dancing, see you out there on the grid soon!!! ♥

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Pic 1 :

Dress – PurpleMoon – Trinity Dress – Black/Red, by Poulet Koenkamp
Skin – Belleza – Elle, by Tricky Boucher
Make Up – Mock – Assorted Lips and Shadows, by Mocksoup Graves, Dutch Touch – Yri Lipstick, by Iki Ikarus
Hair – Truth – Rhonda – Night, by Truth Hawks
Necklace – Maxi Gossamer – Marrakech Heart, by Maxi Gossamer
Bracelets – Maxi Gossamer – Ramona 77, by Maxi Gossamer
Earrings – Burrough’s – DDee Hoops, by Antoine Burroughs
Boots – BAX – Prestige Boots – Black Suede, by Bax Coen
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – Ovation Poses – Lisandra, by Halllie Larsson
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

Pic 2:

Dress – PurpleMoon -Cordelia Dress – Grey, by Poulet Koenkamp
Skin – Belleza – Elle, by Tricky Boucher
Make Up – Mock – Assorted Lips and Shadows, by Mocksoup Graves, Dutch Touch – Yri Lipstick, by Iki Ikarus
Hair – DeLa – Amanda – Black 4, by Kuranosuke Kamachi
Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings – Maxi Gossamer – Tarrifa, by Maxi Gossamer (C88 November)
Boots – BAX – Prestige Boots – Black Suede, by Bax Coen
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – Ovation Poses – Lisandra, by Halllie Larsson
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

Glamour Under the Stars

Glitter and glamour. Sparkle and shine. Enchantment and elegance. What more could a girl want for her perfect evening of dance and romance.
Entre Mares Claire Red

If you’ve a special evening coming up, and you’ll certainly have several with the holidays fast approaching, you just may want to visit Enter Mares for a bit of magic to add to your night under the stars. The Clair gown is a recent release and is perfect for a night out in glamour, wearing it, you’ll make a lovely addition to any gentleman’s arm. I love how the gold is so well done, it shines and adds just the right touch of sparkle to catch the starlight. Flounces and floof are still new to me but I’m learning to love it all, and this gown offers a nice balance for swirl on the dance floor. Your dance card will be sure to be full all night long, so what are you waiting for? Get on over and get your new gown now!
A Dance In Red A Titanic Dance

If you need a special place for your dance under the stars, make sure to visit the RMS Titanic where you can dance out on the deck under the stars. The RMS titanic offers a variety of DJ’s and Live Singers, ready to help set the stage for your romantic night out in your new Entre Mares gown. The ship is a extremely well done replica, and you’ll also want to take time to look around, take a walk arm in arm with your love, and enjoy the music under the stars, or, inside if you prefer. Hope to see you there soon!!! ♥

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Dress – Entre Mares – Claire – Red, by Sykao Adamski
Skin – Belleza – Elle, by Tricky Boucher
Make Up – Mock – Assorted Lips and Shadows, by Mocksoup Graves
Hair – Elikatira – Rumor – Black 04, by Elikapeka Tiramasu
Necklace and Earrings – Burroughs – Victoria, by Antoine Burroughs
Shoes – N-Core – Caprice – Champagne, by Claire Messenger
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – DieselWorks, by Rogan Diesel
Dances – Humanoid – Cathy Dance (free on Marketplace)
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho
Location Shots – RMS Titanic

Catty Goes to the Ball

I’ve recently taken up a new pastime in SL, dancing. Specifically, going out with a special someone and exploring dance places and live music venues. I’ve never been much of a party or club hopper in SL, I’ve preferred the smaller spontaneous gatherings we in the HG Group sometimes have at stores, homes, etc, even the ones we have in the chat group sometimes (the coffee and various other beverages are always flowing in there!)

Stardust Catty

Lately however, I’ve had reason, and many occasion, to venture out to formal dance places, which of course means, formal dancewear…and since this is new to me, it’s meant a lot of shopping and inventory expansion. New gowns, new shoes, new jewelry and even new hair! One dress I was more then happy with, is from Sascha’s Design. (Special thanks to Harper! Love you!) I’m not sure anyone equals Sascha Frangelli’s skill when it comes to creating floof, and wearing it is sure to make any girl feel like Cinderella going to the ball with Prince Charming. To top it off I found an updo from Exile that worked perfectly, with it’s tendril of curls that don’t quite all fit in the bun, and a recent jewelry release from Maxi Gossamer.

Stardust Dance

So many new things to discover in SL! It’s been so fun, and I look forward to sharing more new finds and loves. See you on a dance floor in SL soon!!

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Necklace and Earrings – Maxi Gossamer – Angelika, by Maxi Gossamer
Dress – Sascha’s Designs – Aterris – Plum, by Sascha Frangilli
Skin – Glam Affair – Cassiopea – Jamaica – Tesea D, by Aida Ewing
Make Up – Mock – Assorted Lips and Shadows, by Mocksoup Graves
Hair – Exile – Like Lovers Do – Raven, by Kavar Cleanslate
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Poses – aDORKable, by Adorkable Peapod
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

It’s Time to FFL! It’s Time for a Cure! It’s Time to make Harper Fly!!!

Time is running down fast, much much faster then we realize as I have piles of pics yet to process for posting, and so much shopping yet to do!! Shops I haven’t even had time to get to yet during Fashion For Life 2012 and there are only a few frantic hours left now. Time is running out for so many who are struggling to beat cancer, or waiting to hear news if they have it or not. The day before FFL 2012 began, I lost a beloved aunt to a long battle with breast cancer that had ravaged her body over the years. We’d planned to visit her this summer in Texas, we thought we had time, cancer proved us wrong. Just today, I learned my MiniMe’s best friends mother (a lady that we’ve lived next door to Sam’s whole life, who had a growth in her abdomen found, and immediately removed, during a routine exam just last week) is now being sent on to another hospital for further surgery because there is evidence of cancer. It’s time NOW to get over to FFL and help find a cure. Money from your purchases can still help researchers find a cure before another year passes, before we add even more stories of how this dreaded disease has touched our lives.

FFL 2012 Review - Agnes Finney

There just hasn’t been enough time to show all the things I’d hoped to show, to shop as much as I’d wanted to shop, to linger thru the sims making sure I don’t miss anything. There just isn’t enough time, not with so many goodies and so many great designs this year!! Here are just a couple more of my favorites. I love the flirty fun Buttefly dress from Agnes Finney, it gave me such a happy, made me anxious for summer and flowers and birds and of course, butterflies.

FFL 2012 Review - Zaara MockGacha2

Zaara, always, always a favorite designer I can blindly buy from and know I’ll be thrilled, has the Shyla blouse in lilac, and an exclusive FFL item (the Sanya Blouse in porcelain) up for offering, and both are must haves for every spring and summer wardrobe this year. Mock has some beautiful eye shadows in a donation Gacha that you’ll want to collect, and here are two of my favorites thrown on with one of my top Go To skins for a fresh new look.

FFL 2012 Review - Zaara MockGacha

Erratic, another fave store of much cuteness and sexiness offers up a few goodies too, the Katy Bustier in brown is a must have, sure to be worn again and again staple. I just love the zipper and the studs…paired with yet another Mock Gacha Shadow, I’m ready for dancing!

FFL 2012 Review - Erratic Mock

Nyte N Day, a fave of many over the years, is still churning out lovely and sexy clothing and has not disappointed with this years FFL items. The Crush shirt in Purple is perfect for spring afternoons out shopping and visiting. There were more faves, from Nyte n Day and so many others, but time just goes oh so fast.

FFL 2012 Review - Nyte N Day

With the clock winding down on FFL 2012, our brilliant and beautiful Harper has promised to fly around the FFL grids as a winged pig!!! at closing time if the goal of 5,250,000L is reached. I think we shoppers are up for the challenge. Let’s go shopping and get Harper flying!!!!

FFL 2012 Map – with color legend by category, as well as vendor list by sim.
FFL 2012 Hunt List – Stores with extra goodies priced from 10L – 100L
FFL 2012 Blog – more info on the event, sponsors, vendors, other blogs, and much more important info.
Dream Seeker Estates – who we all thank for underwriting the sims for FFL 2012.

Fashion For Life Items:
Pic 1
Dress – My Precious Fashion House – Agnes Romantic Butterfly – Pink – (DreamSeeker Volta)

Pic 2
Top – Zaara – Shyla Blouse – Lilac – (DreamSeeker Aika)
Make Up – Mock – Dalek Copper eShadow – Gacha Prize (DreamSeeker Zeit)

Pic 3
Top – Zaara – Sanya Blouse – Porcelain – (DreamSeeker Aika)
Make Up – Mock – Stormcage eShadow – Gacha Prize (DreamSeeker Zeit)

Pic 4
Top – Erratic – Katy Bustier – Brown (DreamSeeker Zeit)

Pic 5
Top – Nyte N Day – Crush Shirt – Purple – (DreamSeeker Tijd)

Other Yummy Stuff:
Skin – (Pic 1) Adam n Eve – Amaris – Fraiche, (Pic 2-5) Adam n Eve – Natalie – Natural – Bare
Hair – Truth – Valerie – Night
Pants – (Pic 2-4) Zaara – Classic Jeans – White, (Pic 5) Zaara – Ishaya Velour Slacks – Black
Boots – Gos – Desire Ankle Boot – Black (Mesh)
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Night Rain
Poses – DeePosed, Photobox by oOo