Today’s post is going to be a little chatty, covering lots of topics, so if you’re not interested in the words, check the shopping list below and off you go!
First up, COLOR. Being February most people look forward to (or dread) Valentine’s Day and my original intent was to make this a Valentine-y post, but then I found out what today is: National Wear Red Day. Wear red today to bring awareness to the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, more than all types of cancer combined. Love yourself and all the women in your lives and find out more about what you can do for healthier longer lives free of heart disease. The dress I picked out from Gatherings Designs fit the day perfectly so go pick up your own at Lubbly Jubblies before the current round ends on 2/13.
Next up, Birdy! If you haven’t seen the absolutely adorable creations coming out of Birdy lately, where have you been? The second set of pocket pets is available now at The Chapter Four (1st set is now at the main store) and they are just as adorable as the 1st batch. They come with the original color HUD for the pocket color and even have a secondary HUD to tweak the color even more. Then there’s the group gift for Valentines, an adorably cute cupid hamster with a heart that changes phrases with the included HUD. The group has a small fee, but it’s totally worth it just with the 2 gifts currently available. Pro tip: don’t wear the pocket pet and the group gift at the same time and THEN try to change the heart phrase. It will change the pocket too. So wear your hamster, get him all set, take him off then wear the pocket pet, get him all set then add back your hamster. Ta da!
Finally, TOOLS! I participated in a meme from Strawberry Singh focused on the tools people use in their SL lives. One I picked up from the post and comments is the Animare system. With the poofiness of the dress it was no surprise that my hand was stuck inside in one of the poses so I attached the Animare HUD, tinkered with the joints and voila! My hand moved out of my skirt and kept the integrity of the pose from Diesel Works. That was easy!
Speaking of Strawberry, I also discovered a new blogger (well, new to me) named Xantheanne. She participated in another of Strawberry’s memes that I’m actually wanting to do, and in her post she provides downloadable actions to help you in completing the meme. So many people in SL guard their tricks of how they do things like they are state’s evidence but Xantheanne not only has a tutorials section on her blog but also makes her tools available for download. One I’ve used in this post is a WindLight I downloaded and installed with her tutorial help. Thank you!
Hair – Lelutka – Neu
Eyeshadow – L.Fauna – Smokey Cat Shadow in red
Lipstick – Pink Acid – Plumped Up Lips Basics in Reddd
Dress – Gatherings Designs – Rockabilly Sweetheart Dress in Red Cherry (@ Lubbly Jubblies until 2/13)
Shoes – Gos Boutique – Carrie Pumps with Stockings (@ FaMESHed)
Nail Applier – Wicked Peach – I Heart You
Hamster – Birdy – Love Hamster Valentine’s VIP Group Gift
Dog – Birdy – Pocket Pet in Frenchy White (@ The Chapter Four, gacha)
Poses – Diesel Works
Skin – Belleza – Ria
Eyelashes – Mon Cherie – Falsies
Eyes – Ikon – Ascnesion (wraith)
Breasts – Lolas! – Tango
Hands – Slink Mesh Hands (casual)
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