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Back to Business

I have missed blogging and I hope you’ve missed me too because as long as this urge lasts you’re stuck with me.  Photography has almost always been a part of my SL and lately I have seen some really great pieces and I so desperately want to learn the techniques to make better images.  Any tips or tutorial links in the comments are much appreciated. Most of what I am wearing is from the current March 2014 “Back to Business” round of Collabor 88.  Credits are available after the cut. Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia – Jamaica
Hair: Clawtooth – Business Time – Captivating Brunettes Pack
Blazer: Tres Blah – Black
Skirt: Milk Motions – Silk Skater Skirt Other items worn: Eyebrows: The Skinnery – Natrual Brows 1 – Timeless – Brunette (TDR)
Lashes: Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes – Dollface Brown
Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Eyes – Summer Shores
Tank: Jane – Intrinsic Tank – Avocado
(These are no long available and I wish they were because they are my go to for undershirts and everyone should have them.)
Jewelry: Earthstones – Romance Necklace – Pearl/White Gold
Ring & Bracelet: Ieqed – Araw – Titanium
Shoes: Mango Cheeks – Recherche Heels – Dark (The Chapter Four)
Hands & Feet: Slink with Glam Affair appliers I’ve taken this photo at Neva Sky Ville.… Read the restShangri-La-3-18-2014



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On 24th March 2012 · By Mariah Urriah · With Leave a comment
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No pretty pictures this post.  I was online for a couple of hours last night with my SL family when someone dropped me a link to a Blogger Wall of Shame for the FFL event that was just past.  No, I’m not gonna link to it.  I’m not going to get into any specifics either.  I had a very valid reason why I didn’t blog, and I feel it isn’t anyone else business why I didn’t blog it.  I sent a very nasty NC to the head organizer, and now she knows why.  I guess I’m supposed to get my ass out of bed and take care of SL stuff before RL.  I’ll remember that the next time.  I’m sure people will know why I didn’t blog shortly, you know how SL gossip spreads around.  When you do get it, you can leave your apologies below.  

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Gorgeous Mesh Hair from Elikatira

I’m really excited about mesh and this hair is one of the many reasons why I wish more people would update their viewers and embrace mesh.  For a long time I’ve always really been irritated about how our side braids or even longer hairstyles were forever going through our shoulders.  NO MORE!   Here’s just a quick rundown of the styling credits: New skin for me and my new daily is from Filthy.
The eyes are my normal from Poetic Colors and the lashes are really the best I’ve found and can be found at FTL.
The gorgeous jewelry is from Amorous, if you haven’t been to this store you will not be disappointed.
This sweater dress can be found at Addict and really is a must have for the coming spring.

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52 Weeks of Color – Coral

When Luna announced the color of coral I didn’t find anything coral in my inventory so I was left browsing the tons and tons of items on market.   I pleasantly came across this skirt which I purchased.  I hadn’t realized how long it was and when I put it on I knew the Coral pumps from Hucci that I had weren’t going to work so I went to find a shirt instead.  I ended up coming across this cute top from The Sea Hole but with the shape of the neckline and style of shirt with the skirt it wasn’t working… paired with this white crop jacket though, it’s perfect.  Then was the dilemma of shoes… at this point I’d already purchased the skirt and top so I was hoping to find boots in my inventory and I tried on a few pairs before it clicked. “I KNOW WHAT BOOTS!” I blurted out to my mom and co-blogger. Details after the cut. BODY Hair:  TRUTH – Gabriel – walnut
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Poison Ivy
Lashes: FTL – C01 – Natural
Skin: Dutch Touch – Yri – Olive
Shape:  Made by Katelynn Ashland CLOTHING Jacket – Aoharu – No Collar Leather Jacket – White
Shirt – The Sea Hole – Annis Lace Top – Coral
Skirt – hanamachi – Coral India Skirt
Shoes – Mon Tissu – Provence Riding Boots – Caramel
Earrings – Hucci – Tres Circle Earrings – Group Gift PHOTO CREDITS Pose:  Pose is part of my AO, Basically Girl by Oracul (Read more...)

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Accessories Make the Look – LOTD 1/7/2012

Today’s look is all about the accessories.  I started with a very basic outfit, using mesh pieces from Maitreya and celoe.  The fun starts with the accessories!  Brand new mesh shoes and clutch from Hucci forms the color palette of the outfit.  Necklaces from Zaara, earrings from Amorous, and a very funky hairstyle from new hair store Likeli completes this look.
Get This Look: Body:
Skin:[Ill] Illusory Skin – Paige_Cocoa – Cat Eye (Dark Brow)
Hairbase:-Likeli- GuiSy hair base 3 noir-
Hair:-Likeli- GuiSy v4 noir-
Pants: Maitreya Leather Legging * M Oil
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci D’Ann Pump Exotics – Jungle Love

Necklace:ZC : Balini Necklace *amethyst amber* (chest)
Clutch: ::HH:: Hucci D’Ann Clutch NP – Crown Royale
Earrings: : Amorous : Sieben
GLITTERATI – Purse 8 review copies notated in BOLD

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Inaya is a skin store that I’ve admired from afar but never took the plunge in getting a skin from there.  Today changes that fact; I have a lovely ethnic skin to show off named Audjyan. Audjyan comes in three tones for only 1000L: pale, tan and dark with bare faced versions and a teeth option.  I didn’t find any visible seams and the skintones are just lovely.  I do have one concern about it, the lips are drawn way outside the lip template, making the lips very full. I also wish that there were a non-pushup size option for the breast.  Anyhow, this is still a very lovely skin and I invite all of you dark skin lovers like myself to go down to Inaya and try a demo for Audjyan.    

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It Girl – Part 2

Yesterday I blogged this gorgeous new hair and today I wanted to go ahead and give you the full dose.  I had paired the Blacklace corset with a pair of jeans and these sexy black boots.  If you look closely at the corset it in this photo it looks a bit different and that’s because I’ve detached the sculpt attachment and let just the detailing of the system layer corset show.  As I mentioned yesterday this corset is only available for another week, that is until 1-13-2012 and after that will be discontinued permanently. Hair: Milana
Skin: Dutch Touch
Corset: Blacklace
Jeans: Cynful
Necklace: Addict
Boots: N-Core
The background is a Photoble from MudHoney.

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It Girl – LOTD

I’ve been kinda in a odd place with my av.  I like her appearance don’t get me wrong but 2+ years wearing the same skin gets boring.  Thing is, there is no skin I love more than the Jolie skin from Dutch Touch on my avatar.  When I put a different skin on her, she doesn’t doesn’t feel like “me” anymore so I’m sticking with it for awhile longer.  I did go for a bit of a hair color change though and I’m totally loving this “new” me. Please don’t overlook this absolutely gorgeous corset I am wearing either that’s only available for a little longer at Blacklace.  Don’t miss out on your chance to pick it up before it’s gone or you’ll be missing out for good. Hair: Milana
Skin: Dutch Touch
Corset: Blacklace
Necklace: Addict PS. A huge thank you to Gogo for helping me get rid of those stupid lines on my images and the awful jaggy shadows.

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52 Weeks of Color – Champagne

As many of you know, Luna Jubilee, started a 52 week of color challenge last year and each week bloggers were given a new color.  I think I got about 8 of the weeks and kept meaning to catch up and eventually decided there was no way I could pull it off.  Needless to say I was a happy girl when I saw that she was giving slackers like me another year to redeem themselves so without further holdup lets get this rolling. Week One: Champagne Dress: Celoe – Group Gift
Hair: Elikatira – Collabor88
Skin: Dutch Touch
Jewelry: Amorous
Shoes: Lelutka   PS. I know this was probably my laziest blog post to date but I took this photo weeks ago and just now got to editing it up.  (Conveniently just in time for the new cycle of color challenges.)  Also, fair warning… my next post is going to be pretty lazy as well because that photo is from the same day I took this one so same situation. <3

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With Love 2 Hunt Preview

The With Love Hunt 2, brought to you by CHIC Management, starts on December 9th until January 6th. Each hunt Item will be for sale at 10L with a value at or around 400L.  There are lots of cute prizes to be had and I was lucky enough to be invited to sneak preview some of the items, so here’s a little view.Get These Looks: BOLD indicates WL2 item Look #1:
Skin: [Ill] Illusory Skin – Paige_Cocoa – Cat Eye (Dark Brow)
Hair: **Dura** Valentine’s Day Group gift
Dress: (Kunglers) FLW..Hunt dress
Shoes:{mon tissu} Provence Riding Boots ~ Black
Earrings: : Amorous : Gyroscope Earring
Pose: [ImpEle] Vogue – 11 Look #2:
Skin: [Ill] Illusory Skin – Paige_Cocoa – Cat Eye (Dark Brow)
Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*27(Black)
Dress: DCNY_Simply Knit Dress_Crimson
Shoes:{mon tissu} Provence Riding Boots ~ Black
Earrings: : Amorous : Gyroscope Earring
Pose: [ImpEle] Style – 01

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Maybe Turkey Day? – LOTD 11/24/11

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone that celebrates it. It may not be entirely obvious, but Thanksgiving inspired my look today.  This is a very typical me look, take a cute dress, throw on a jacket and heels and instant pulled together look.  I know you’re wondering by now, how did Thanksgiving inspire this look?If you have been following this blog and my post, you probably know by now that I’m Southern.  So all of last night and most of today was spent in the kitchen.  My RL outfit will consist of sweats and tees. Since SL doesn’t require staying up all night to make a feast, I can play the part of the glamorous hosts here.  Hucci has been cranking out the releases lately, so I chose the Noni dress as the foundation of my outfit.  For a little contrast, I chose the funky grey jacket from justB (they are closing really soon so hurry!). Orange jewelry from Caroline’s Jewelry to add a pop and black heels from N Core completes this look! Get This Look!Read the rest

Wendy is Unique

I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things with blogging, and what better way to get back into the groove with doing a skin review.  Unique Megastore recently released Wendy to its line up, and just for today I’m going pale to show you her.

Wendy has the familiar Unique Megastore features: sexy breast option, hairbase option, plus freckles and pubes tattoos. She also comes in twelve makeups, two of which features the open mouth/teeth that Unique does so well. The skin has a very pretty face but I do have some concerns.  Some details were very light and needed more shading and highlights, like the philtrum. I think this may be a new trend among skin makers, as there are several skins out currently that features that.  Also, there is a seam on the back of neck and very visible skin difference. Aside from those issues, you should defiantly stop by Unique Megastore to pick up demos. Other Items Used:
Hairbase/Hair: Amacci Hair Knot – Brown Sugar
Lashes: [ glow ] studio – Eyelashes.… Read the rest

Demure Sexy

Being a child of the South and basically brow-beaten to act like a lady, its hard for me to show my sexy side.  Even in SL, where you don’t have to worry about having too much body fat, stretchmarks and the cellulite.  The latest releases from Hucci, lets you be all the sexy you want to be without the slutty. If you haven’t figured out already, Hucci is my number one place to go when I need to be sexy.  No one does sexy tight dresses like Eboni Khan does, as evident with her latest release. Who said that you couldn’t be sexy during the winter? Get These Looks: Used in all looks:
Skin: [CheerNo Femme] Skins_Zuri 2_Mahagony_Eb01_bald_base Look #1:
Hair: fri. – Allison – Thoughtful Brown Outfit:
Dress: ::HH:: Hucci Ladder Dress – Steel Blue
Shoes: Reek – Autumn Boots – Stone Accessories:
Necklace, Earrings: : Amorous : Aphrodisia Pose: GLITTERATI – 117 Look #2:
Hair:*Dura-Boys&Girls*24(Black) Outfit:
Dress:::HH:: Hucci Malaysia Dress – Coral
Shoes: BM Cynthia Pump V2 Nude Accessories:
Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings: : Amorous : Antiquarian Caramel (Vintage Fair 2011) Pose: {.:exposeur:.} Brittani Look #3:
Hair:Magika Hair // Roots Edition // Jess Outfit:
Dress: ::HH:: Hucci D.… Read the rest

Vintage Me – LOTD 11/11

When I started SL four years ago, I had a mission to always dress in vintage wear.  I was going through that stage in real life, and sought out everything that said 40′s and 50′s wear to me.  Of course I’ve taken a very big detour in that philosophy today, but today there is nothing sexier than wearing a tight pencil skirt with line nylons and sky-high stilettos. The Vintage Fair, opening today at 4PM SLT, delivers all of the sexy vintage styles plus more.Today’s Look features items from the Vintage Fair.  The striking and sexy dress from Ingenue took my breath away when I first saw it.  It uses a mesh panel instead of the SL standard skirt, which makes for a sleeker and more precise that anyone can wear without editing their shape.  I paired it with the breathtaking jewelry set  from Amorous, which is becoming my go to jewelry store.  Make sure you check out these items plus tons more when the Vintage Fair opens today! Get This Look:
Skin: [CheerNo Femme] Skins_Zuri 2_Mahagony_Eb01_bald_base
Hair: [e] Rhythm – Brown 04
Eyes: .ID.… Read the rest

Back Grinding – LOTD 9/9/2011

After a break from blogging for awhile, I’m back!  I’ve been uninspired of late, but this new mesh dress from Hucci inspired me with the pretty blue hues.  I decided to pair the blue with purple and blue punches from my accessories.  I hope you love this look as much as I do!
Get This Look: Body:
Skin: Filthy – Kate . Cocoa . 03
Hair: Magika Hair // Sonia
Lashes: [ glow ] Clean thick 04
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom – Clarus Eyes (Chocolate) Outfit:
Dress: ::HH:: Hucci Julesa Dress – Blue Print (GIFT)
Shoes: SLink Tabitha Plateau Pump ALL IN ONE Accessories:
Earrings: [bellballs] Dangling Feathers- Faded
Bangles: erratic / twisted bracelets recolorable /
Purse: Mentine TYCOON Leather Pochette Purple, Orange, Green Poses:
Pose 1: GLITTERATI – Long Hair 3
Pose 2: GLITTERATI – Long Hair 5

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Happy Labor Day, America!

For Americans, Labor Day is a day to celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers.  I don’t know much more about it except that when I was a kid it always meant a day off school which was awesome!
This blog post really came out of nowhere when I was texture shopping at Distressed, located on the Eternidad sim, and saw the adorable landscaping.  As I looked out across the field I spotted this swingset and hopped on in exactly what I was wearing for a photo.  Then I thought I may as well blog it since I had the photo and pretty cute look already done. Hair: Elikatira by Elikapeka Tiramisu (Available at Collabor88)
Skin: Pink Fuel by Mochi Milena
Hoodie: Reek by Riq Graves
Shirt & Pants: Babydolls Boutique by Babydoll Stardust
Shoes: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle

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Open House is a unique new collaborative effort by a few of the Shangri La “sisters”.  We wanted to think of a unique way to present the products we make as a collab effort and so we came up with the concept of Open House.  Each month there will be a house built by Mariah and select rooms specially designed for the home by Brie Pinazzo and me (Vernice Burks/Kylei Benoir). This month we’ve done some really great things for you all and we hope that you will come join us during our “Open House” between September 3-17th. Visit our blog and add us to your blogroll and Google readers or whatever it is you all do.. if you want to of course.

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Grammar Tips & Tricks

I’m not writing this post to be some kind of big jerkface or anything.  I am writing it because I have been asked by a few people on Plurk who genuinely do not understand the proper use of words I will be discussing below.  Writing this does not mean that I am correct 100% of the time so if I ever make a mistake in a post don’t shoot me down. There, their, and they’re. Just a few tips to keep in mind to keep these straight. You will use there when referring to a place whether a physical place or abstract.  There are two examples below. Your shoes are over there on the floor. or There are so many fashion blogs! Moving along.. to decipher when to use their you need to remember when using this form it implies a particular noun possesses the thing you are referring to. Their clothes were all over the floor.  In that sentence we use their because the clothes belong to someone. Finally, we will look at they’re. Words with an apostrophe all work pretty similar. … Read the rest

LOTD: Jogging in the Park

On 2nd September 2011 · By Brie Kovacs · With Leave a comment
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Exercise seems funny in Second Life but people do it. Not sure why, all you have to do if you dont like your “look” is buy a new shape, or just edit appearance and voila! new you. But still, I see a lot of athletic activities on the grid and hence, athletic clothing. Bleeding Pink has recently tagged onto that and put out some baggy tanks and leggings that are really very cute. They worked well with my checkered sneaks from Duh! and my cute piggytails from [E] I felt good about virtually running through the pixel grass today. Bleeding Pink is currently going through an overhaul so the owner picked up her store and put everything on marketplace for sale. She stresses even though it says there is a store, there isnt right now while she completes all the upgrading she wants to do. If you have any questions though, she is awesome and super approachable so you can feel free to send her a IM or note anytime. Now back to the jog! The Head-to-Toe of it:
Hair: [e] Other – Brown 06
Skin: Natural Beauty-Larisa-Sunkissed-cl-02
Nails: Dlicious Manicures – Powder
Shirt: Tank Peace love Happieness, Grey *Bleeding Pink*
Pants: Black Short Leggings *Bleeding Pink*
Shoes: ::Duh!:: SAH Hunt gift Women – Sneaker Boots White
Watch: MIEL TROUPE WATCH – bright

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Bah Humbug to Monday.. but yay for more MESH

I’m going to ramble a bit and then get to the point.  I tried going to sleep at a reasonable time last night and after laying in bed for 4 hours I gave up.  Came on SL and surprise, I guess today was Christmas for me because I got these totally awesome new MESH MESH MESH dresses from JANE. Please ignore the quality of this photo, that’s actually what the title of the post is about.  Anything that could go wrong trying to take this photo did.  I’m having the worse issues with my graphics and I don’t even know what to do anymore.  OpenGL issue with a GTX 460 card. Anyone else having this problem or had that can help me troubleshoot that would be awesome. Anyway, to the point… How totally cute are those boots?  While I was digging through my inventory to find the right shoes I got the Lelutka notice for these new boots so I went over and grabbed them and my look was complete. Stytling details after the cut. Dress: Jane
Boots: Lelutka
Belt: Malt (Part of the Roxy outfit)
Hair: Truth – Collabor88
Skin: Dutch Touch
Eyes: Poetic Colors
Lashes: FTL Pose: Glitterati

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