A Fresh RE-start

Once again I’m back…this time for real (I think) lol. While I had fully intended to be blogging regularly by mid-November last year, RL and SL stress caught up with me, so I took an unintended break from blogging and from SL. Looking back, I think I got too caught up and overwhelmed with all the events and other things I was invited to blog and didn’t know how to balance my blogging and my life. Between that and dealing with issues at my work and plain being sick, it was more than enough to drive me crazy. I am back now and making a few changes and try and simplify this a little. First off, I’m going to try and “schedule” blogging. Well, schedule probably isn’t the right word but the general idea I’m going for is that I’m making myself post at least once a week instead of doing 3 or 4 a day or even a week. Second, I’m not going to apply to any events or do a whole lot of blogger pack things right now, at least until I get my sea legs back under me, so-to-speak. Third, I’m giving Kaiden more blogging time. I want to diversify a little bit and with the way she dresses – a little bit edgier and funkier than I do – I think it’ll add some nice added interest. I love her style and I wish I had the balls to wear some of the stuff she does.

Enough rambling though and onto the clothes! Since I haven’t logged in pretty much since last fall, I had to catch up on all the new releases. Let’s just say I spent a pretty penny updating my wardrobe lol. (Therathe is so going to kill me when he finds out how much I spent! Eeps!) Here’s to a fresh re-start with a new hair, skin, clothes – even a tattoo! (I feel like such a wild woman!) At some point I’ll have to bust out my new feet and hands too lol.

The darling freckled skin – perfect for gingers, I might add – is currently a GG at Al Vulo! (It’s free to join if you’re not a member.) I went wild and added a tattoo from CoLLisions. I’m not normally big on tats in SL but I have a not-so-secret love for all things Asian and Oriental. Since that’s my heritage I just had to wear it.

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Btw, it’s good to be back ūüôā

♥ Ayako 

Hair: Truth by Truth Hawkes Junia РGinger pack
Eyes: IKON by Ikon Innovia  РSunrise Eyes РAspen
Skin: Al Vulo! by Hlin Bluebird РEwa РKinder Fairy (Group Gift)
Tattoo: CoLLisions by Guenevere DeCuir  РClarity of Mind* ( Available at Thrift Shop)
Sweater: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle РAthena Sweater РCream
Jeans: Fri.day by Darling Monday Designer Jeans РRegular Wash
Boots: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle  РStagioni Boots РCoal
Poses: SEmotion by Marie Sims 

*Notes review items

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‚̧ Ayako

Hair: TRUTH – Cheyenne w/ roots – Cranberry
Eyes: IKON –
Sunrise Eyes – Light Hazel
Eyeliner: *BOOM* –¬†Love My Eyes Liner & Mascara¬†
Skin: Glam Affair – Leah – Natural 02
Necklace: [glow] Studio – Early Morning Earth Necklace – Gold
Top: Tee*fy – Elise Tucked Wrapped Tank – White (available at C88)
Jeans: Tres Blah – Juju Jeans – Gray
Boots: SLink – Vanity Boots – Tan
Phone and poses: Embody Р*Talk to Me (available at Pose Fair)

*Promotional copy

RFL Christmas Expo 2012


Christmas Expo

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Welcome the 2nd Annual Christmas Expo in support of RFL and and the American Cancer Society! I can’t wait! The Christmas Expo opens tomorrow ¬†morning 7 am SLT and closes at 10 pm SLT on December 19th. That gives you two full weeks to shop on any of the five beautiful winter-themed sims. Maybe get a head start on your Christmas shopping with plenty to choose from breedables to clothing. As per usual RFL style, vendors will have out exclusive donation items as well as Santa ¬†naughty or nice bags filled with freebies, like the lingerie set shown from Blacklace. More goodies to show you over the next two weeks so be sure to check out the Christmas Expo!

Xmas Expo 2012 Square

‚̧ Ayako

Hair: Exile –¬†Breathe Me – Sunset
Skin: Glam Affair –¬†Leah – Natural 02
Lipstick: Glam Affair – Leah Lipstick 09
Dress: ~Sassy~ –¬†Julia Dress – White*¬†(Available at Xmas Expo 2012)¬†
Shoes: Duh! –¬†Floral Linen Flats – Silver
Chair: Katy’s Kreations¬†– Snuggly Armchair*¬†(Available at Xmas Expo 2012)
Fireplace: PRIME  РChristmas Fireplace* (Available at Xmas Expo 2012) 
Skyhome: [Black Tulip] РForest Cottage* (Available at Xmas Expo 2012) 


Lingerie: Blacklace – Dazzle (Available at Xmas Expo 2012 – “Nice” gift)
Pose: !bang

Bittersweet Nightingale

I’m busting my butt this week to get all of my backlogged color challenge posts finished before the end. 4 more colors left and then I’ll be all caught up. I had the pleasure of using these new props from Diesel Works¬†with my Bittersweet post.

The two pose props are called Nightingale’s Glee and Nightingale’s Sorrow – Glee being the gold and Sorrow the black cage. Both cages feature a variety of fantastic poses. I picked my favorite 3 poses from each cage to show you, and while the post is a bit pic heavy today, I think it’s worth it.

Nightingale Glee

Nightingale Glee (2)

Nightingale Glee (3)

Nightingale Sorrow

Nightingale Sorrow (2)

Nightingale Sorrow (3)

‚̧ Ayako

Hair: Exile –¬†Breathe Me – Sunset
Skin: Glam Affair –¬†Jadis – Light #12
Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes – Aspen
Shirt: {Zaara} РYauvani Tank РSnow
Pants: coldLogic –¬†Simmonds Trouser – Melon
Shoes: G Field РAlex Strap Shoes РBlack
Poses: Diesel Works *

*Notes review copies

A Night Out on the Town!

Tonight I’m heading out on the town in this cute and kind of sassy lil number form Alexohol, appropriately named “party girl” which I didn’t know until now is also a drink name. I’ll have to try that tonight. I’m really not much of a party girl, at least not anymore. I’m ¬†mostly reformed! For those of you who might need help being a party girl,¬†wikihow¬†has a few tips. Personally I think it’s a bit silly, but then again I’ve Googled stranger things.

‚̧ Ayako

Hair: TRUTH РOdette (streaked) РSangria
Skin: 
[ROCKBERRY] РApple 1 РNatural (on Lucky boards)
Eyeshadow: 
[Mock] Cosmetics РAstrocool Eyeshadow
Lip gloss: 
[Mock] Cosmetics РBella Vetro Gloss РApple Blossom
Jewelry: 
::MOOD:: РDowntown Glam Ensemble
Dress: 
Alexohol РParty Girl РGold/Silver*
Shoes: 
Pixel Mode¬†– Baby T’s Plain – Black
Pose: 
Olive Juice

*Denotes promotional copies

Shoe Loooove

These shoes are new from Pixel Mode and they’re at the Shoe Fair. I’m totally in love with them 110%. As much as I love prim toed shoes because they look so pretty – I usually have a difficult time tinting them to match my skin. Some are worse than others but these actually were pretty easy which thrills me even more.

‚̧ Aya

The Look:
Hair: TRUTH
Skin: Exodi
Dress: The Sea Hole
Shoes: Pixel Mode
Pose: Posies