Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I'm dreaming of a Glam Affair Xmas

This is just going to be a quickie post to tell you three things. 1. My sister is doing well in basic. If you follow my Plurkline, i did mention she called the other day to say hi. It was very emotional, but we got 2 weeks down and 6 more to go. Time flies! 2. ALL OF MY HOLIDAY SHOPPING IS DONE IRL.. WOOT. I'm not even going to get into SL because..it'd give me hives to do any more shopping. 3. I logged on today to find the CUTEST FREAKING skin ever. Ok, I've been a LAQ and Curio girl for a while now; but I just might have to split this love three ways. I love the eyeshadow the most. It really makes my eyes pop, doncha think?

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I paired it with the newish !Lamb Hair - Wild Nothings. For some reason, this hair made me want to be a readhead, and so there you are. I'm wearing the Maitreya Bodysuit in Champagne and I just thought it went well with the hair/eyes and background :P

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Shape - Mine
Skin - Glam Affair - Jadis Natural - Gold A (GROUP GIFT EXCLUSIVE, YO)
Eyes - [Esuga] Realistic Eye: Autumn
Outfit - Maitreya Bodysuit - Champagne
Lashes-Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes_N06
Necklace - Kookie Creme Bird
Hair - !lamb. Wild Nothing - Sun-Dried Tomato
Pose - skin&bones

Fireplace - * nonino * Firewood Stove (modded)
Log thingy - LISP - Log Basket with Axe
Tree/Stocking - Modest House - Group Gifts

Monday, November 15, 2010

A rl post.

I just needed to get something off my chest, and since i'm too lazy to make a RL blog, you're all stuck with the following. If you don't feel like reading, fine..it's your right.

I’ve lived my life in avoidance. Whenever something bothers me, really bothers me, I push it aside and attempt to focus on the positive. Or I transfer it onto something superficial that I don’t really give a rats ass about. My life has never been easy or pretty, although the more impacting things happened in my early adult years. An abusive relationship, a really bad night I wish I could forget, another really really bad night that I will never be able to forget no matter how much I drink, and other various ‘growing pains’ that no one should ever have to go through; I’ve learned to cope, hide my emotions, pretend it doesn’t matter. Because, if I give into that constant scream thats deep in my chest, I'll never be able to stop screaming. I play the role of the party-girl, and no one ever has to know.

I don’t think I can live my life like that anymore. My sister is joining the United States Air Force, and the closer we get to the date that she leaves for basic, the more depressed I become. I think tonight has been the worst day so far. I spoke with her for a little while tonight and all I could think is..the little girl that I changed diapers for, kissed boo-boos, intimidated any kid who made fun of her, protected from our father when he was on a rampage, taught to drive, bought her her first pack of smokes (she threw up and hasnt smoked since),  and helped pick up the pieces when her heart got broken the first time, is gone. In her place is this confident woman that I helped form. I knew she couldn’t remain a child forever, but it’s shocking to realize that, even though I still see that little girl with coke bottle glasses when I look at her, I'm seeing her with the tinted glasses that all older siblings have when it comes to the younger ones. She’s all grown up and has chosen a profession that will take her away from me. She’s not that girl anymore, and hasn’t been for a long time.

It suddenly hit me tonight that, for the first time ever, we’re going to be more than a phone call away from each other. I won’t be able to just text her to see how her day is going, or call when I just want to say hi. I’ve really taken her for granted in the last (almost) 20 years. I know this is something that she really wants, but I can’t help feeling that it’s not fair. Through everything, all of the things mentioned at the beginning of this post, Tiffany has been a constant source of comfort and strength. If I were honest with myself, I would admit that she helped me more than I helped her..But I'm sure she'd disagree.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

CoCo and Pig and Lamb, Oh mai!

Humpday Bored Bloggity

Oh hai der! So in the last couple weeks, I think I've spent way more than any sane woman should in SL. I needed some major shop-therapy, so instead of running around town IRL and stressing, I decided to make my therapy virtual. I really should get a SL job or uhh..get to working on some poses to sell or something; because I need to have enough L$ to support my need to stimulate the SL economy allll by my self!

I finally broke down and bought myself a skin from LAQ. I will say, it is worth every damn L I spent; I looove my face with this skin. I was going to get Claudia2, but instead decided Tess2 looked much better with my shape. I'm not one for shape tweaking to wear certain skins. If i can't wear it and be cute instantly, I won't bother buying it. Just an FYI for skin makers; pleaase make lips like these. (note: i'm not telling you to rip them and slap em on your skin, but seriously make more pouty lips!!).

I also picked up Lamb!'s latest release, Cinnamon. It comes with an alphalayer for your head, which removes your ears and whatnot, so you dont have to wear a 'small ear' shape. I chose darker colors for the autumn/winter season. For some reason, darker hair just looks better during this time of year.
My last large-ish purchase for the month was CoCo's Engineer boots. While I was trying to come up with an outfit that went with the boots, i found that it's actually a pretty versatile pair of shoes. I stomped around naked for a while (in the privacy of my skybox, obviously) and looked fashionable.

Meanwhile, I've decided Pig is going to be my go-to store for cute tops. I got a super cute cardigan in a recent hunt, and ran back the other day to grab the nahmy cardi above, as well as the knee-sock fatpack.

So all in all - I think I did pretty good this month!

Have a fantastical rest of the week!

Credits of stuff not mentioned above:
Jeans: Poison - Original Jeans, Black/torn
Piercing - iPoke - Seppy
Ears - Panda Express - Sad elf ears - thorned
Tattoo - GrungeInk - Ivy Tattoo
Tatto Layer - L.Fauna Beautymark - Cindi
Eyes - Esuga Realistic Eyes - Autumn
Poses - Criore and Still Life

Sorry for the lack of linkage, while I was posting; my region went down and I can't log back into sl!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I'm a little bit country, y'all.

A Little Bit Country Final

If you're on my Plurk FL, you probably know that I am not the kind of girl that rocks the cowboy boots, but I just had an urge today to wear something western..Namely, cowboy boots.  Perhaps its some sort of throwback because my family is very much redneck/hick/cowboy/whatever you wanna call it. Growing up, if it wasn't Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks or George Straight,  Dolly, Reba or Ms Twain; IT WASN'T MUSIC.  My parents are..well.. they're pretty special. My Mom's idea of a christmas gift is a new pair of Wranglers and some sort of Levi teeshirt that manages to look like a pair of stain washed jeans.  My Dad's idea of the perfect man for his 'little girl'  is someone who has a great appreciation for country music and hunting.. and someone who drives a beat up truck and...well i wont go on. But, they're my parents and I love them to death.

Today, I actually enjoy some country music; but actually prefer folk sounding country with more substance than 'you broke up with me and stole my dog'.

If you've seen RL pictures of me, you'll notice I do not look like the prim and proper (almost) preachers kid. But in SL I can be! .. I wonder if they'd let me use this picture instead of taking one for the christmas family picture. *ponders* Probably not cuz I've got wayyy to much boobage going on. Oh well!


Skirt and Undershirt - Apple May Designs - Berry

Vests -  *BOOM* Mini Vest (Project Themeory item - out now until tomorrow or something)

Boots - Miel Dandy Boots

Hair- @Waffles! Blind Speech  ( From Designers United..not sure if it's still avaliable)

Skin- Muastache - Lia - Honey - Mineral

Eyes - Poetic Colors (this particular shade was a freebie and isnt avaliable anymore)

Tattoos as follows : Eyemakeup = Kyoot Makeup - Feline (Basic black), Blusher and Freckles - L.Fauna Freckled Nose Blusher, Beauty Mark = L.Fauna Beautymark - Cindi,  Chest Tattoo = [TH] Tattoo - Leaves were falling (Seasons Hunt Giftie)

Poses: Criore and .:Still Life:.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The back to school blues

Addict Bloggity

I dont know about you guys, but I hated high school. The cliques, the drama, everyone's dating eachother one week (and someone else the next!), and cheating on their sig other with other people (oh wait, that is kinda like SL!). I think the only cool thing about the high school I went to was that they really did go all out for spirit related things, and there were several talent shows; which i always participated in. We didn't have detention per se; we had this stupid thing called SWEEPS. If you came into the classroom even a SECOND late after the final bell rang, they'd send you to the downstairs lunchroom to sit at a table and stare at the wall. You couldnt talk, couldnt do homework, and obviously you couldnt sleep either. Luckily I'm out of high school, but just started attending uni for psychology back in late 2009. It's not as bad as high school, and since I attend online I have SL to distract me when I start to go CRAZY from doing homework. Like today, I finished my classwork on my lunchbreak, and had time to throw together a post. I just was telling my friends on plurk earlier that I have new respect for people who can do this blogging thing more than once a month. I think I will be a once a month blogger for a while, because this ish is hard without having ps skills, or knowing how to build a background for the 'theme' of the post. Hence why they all have plain white backgrounds.. Although, detention is like hell, and a huge white room would be my version of hell.

I logged in today intending on stopping at Addict (owned and operated by the amazingly talented Kianna Noel) for her new Jersey Racerback tanks, and was actually at the store when I saw this chick walking around with a demo hair on, so I IMd Kia to tell her about it and since she loves me sooo much - not only did she drop me the tanks, but also gave me her project themeory items that wont be out until this weekend. I jizzed a little in my pants when she offered this to me, since i've only gotten pre-release items a few times, and coincidentally those were from her as well. So let's hope this blogpost does her awesomness justice, and you guys all go out and get these items when they come out on saturday! I think I'm going to steal her from Naith, srsly; but don't tell him. It's our little secret, k? kthx.
Addict Bloggity
There are 2 different pose sets for sale (OMG WUT, she's making poses again? inorite, i was totally shocked too!), but since I'm a single mo-fo, I could only use the single person pose prop. Sorry, Kia! It's really cute though, I promise!

Addict Bloggity

The glasses come in 2 different colours (black or white), and you can either have the pencil at your ear or not! Ya know, sometimes you just like to look smart, and sometimes you don't!

Addict Bloggity

If you're not wearing the pencil on your ear, you can nahm on it. Ps, they don't come with mouth animations, I just felt like making it look like i was sucking on my pencil instead of using it! Bad Shams!

The tank that I'm wearing is from Addict as well, and it is avaliable for purchase TODAY. With two different attachment choices (one says love on the front, the other is plain), it's a steal. And there are 6 different colors to choose from. I was too lazy to take pictures of all 6, just trust me when I say it's well worth going to the Addict Mainstore to take a look at the tanks, and her other awesome stuffs too.

Addict Bloggity

Jersy Raceback top in Teal w/o text!

Addict Bloggity

And in grey w/ the text!

Thanks Kianna! :D

Used in every pic:
Shape: Mine - you can no has
Hair - Tatum from Fri.day - SLURL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Friday/134/133/155
Skin - Mustache - Lia - SLURL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtuous%20Estates/111/88/27
Shoes - Lya - Valentina Boots in Grape - SLURL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Boudoir%20Isle/159/57/23
Ears - AITUI - (Type 3) Stretched Ear - Human - Spiral - SLURL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AITUI/128/128/40
Leggings - This is a fawn Lace leggings in black - SLURL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Scribble/225/234/24
Tattoo - true love stories never have endings - SLURL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Thibedeau/199/34/25
Eyes: poetic colors eyes – summer wheat – special hunt freebie – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Strata/79/237/903

Pose in pic1 is from a store that is no more, plus it was a hunt gift.
Pose in pic 2: -[AddiCt]-Pencil Pose Prop #3  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Heartless%20City/120/86/44

Pose used for pics 3 and 4 is from Lost Angels ([LA] SEXY *Female* The Killer Body, to be exact) - SLURL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LostAngel/107/12/30

Pose used for pics 5 and 6 is one I made, and I dont have a store yet (maybe never), but if you want it for your pixel picturing or blogging pleasure, feel free to IM me inworld (Shamrawk Bailly), and I'll drop it to ya.

Necklace, ring, tops, mouth pencil, and glasses are from -[AddiCt]-, but the necklace and ring are items that were for special events, and I'm not quite sure if she has them out anymore.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Heartless%20City/120/86/44

Remember, the Addict project themeory items shown above are not out for purchase yet, and won't be until THIS SATURDAY.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Intro Post

I found myself

My name is Shamrawk Bailly, and I'm addicted to Second Life ™ . I joined in 2005, and then came back in 2008. Over the last 2 years I have accomplished a lot, not only in RL, but in SL as well. When I came back in 08, it was like going down the rabbit hole (hence the picture above). The world I left in 2006 was no longer familiar. Hair no longer looked like pointy weeds sprouting from one's head, skirts could MOVE, and the skins.. oh god, I still have nightmares from remembering how crappy skins were in 05/06.  I could go on and on about the amazing changes I came back to, but you know..you're there. :P  In my RL I'm a full time student, and also work full time at a University. I'm also an aspiring novelist, and enjoy curling up with a glass of wine and a good book when I have the time. /end RL blurb.

Since coming back, I've noticed that I have become kind of a snob when it comes to clothes,hair, etc. Don't get me wrong, I'm not someone who shops at ONLY well known stores, but I'm much more dicerning about what I will put on my avatar than I was in my noob days (and the first 2 months of my return). I've gone to some well known stores (and i'm not going to name names..ever) and was not impressed AT ALL, but in the same turn - I've gone to stores that are not so well known, and have struck gold. /jumps off soapbox.  This outfit in particular is not a great example of my eclectic taste in stores; most of it is from some of SLs finest, but the dress and necklace are both from xstreet, and I had never heard of either designers before.  Anyways, enough with the rambling, onto the ending and credits.

I created this blog because I got bored with just shopping, coming up with outfits that I love, and never letting anyone (other than friends and people i pass by in world) see what I've thrown together. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I'll most likely enjoy posting! Have a great weekend, all!  Oh also, if you havent noticed, i'm crap at editing photos and making proper links, I'll try to get better at that as time goes by. Or ask someone on Plurk :P


Shape: My own

Boots: UBU Pirate Rain Boots -  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/HIPHOP/218/24/22

Stockings: League Alice Stockings (Project Themory Item from months ago, not sure they're avaliable still) -   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Duende/154/130/39

Dress: CC_Dress - apparently the person who created this no longer has their stuff up on XstreetSL. My bad!

Gloves: [kiLiebe] Bandit! Star Gloves  - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poseidon%20Island/159/94/341

Hair: [ploom] Rourke - Angelfood -  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ploom/203/128/26

Hat:  .:-CatniP-:. Mad Hatter V2  - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delirium/54/135/36

Skin: [PF] Elly <Chai> - Broken Hearts Bleed (dkbrow) (Project Themory Item, but the creator promises Elly will be out soon!)  - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Thibedeau/74/173/26

Necklace: sotd- Eternal clock pendant  - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brasil%20Norte/154/65/21

Pose: {.:exposeur:.} (In the Silly Girl pack) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Umbrella/152/169/26


Ears: ++PE++ Sad Elf  Thorned  - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fallen%20Providence/136/75/668

Piercings: ::PLFL:: Solidarity - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Heart%20and%20Sole/210/96/21

Tattoo:  flowey. shall pass -   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elliott/73/113/23

Eyes: poetic colors eyes - summer wheat - special hunt freebie - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Strata/79/237/903