I Want to Believe

I want to believeMadPea’s latest hunt Green Mire II – The Gathering is well under way – I had huge fun following it, especially as it’s not the traditional hunt we’ve become accustomed to where you hop from sim to sim looking for the same hidden object. Instead you wear a HUD and follow the story of the path you’ve chosen – the object (or person!) you’re looking for can vary greatly from place to place as you’re basically tracking down clues as you become immersed in the unfolding tale.

Some of the items can be challenging to find but there is always lots of friendly help in the MadPea group should you need it and, because the story is so engaging, I found that took a lot of the usual hunt frustration out of it as you really feel involved with what you’re doing. I completed both paths and I think the time commitment amounted to a few hours (I completed it in stages and had a good look around some fab sims I’d not seen before!) – you can always go back to where you left off, too, so it’s easy to just dip in and out as suits you. The hunt runs until October 30th so there is still plenty of time to take part at your leisure!

The HUDs cost just L$100 each with loads of prizes awaiting you at the end of each path – grab the one(s) you want at the starting location in the Green Mire.

You can also read an introduction to the hunt over on the MadPea blog here.

Scroll down for more pics & credits and, if you do decide to take part, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

To coincide with the hunt, some new Peawear has been released to really help you feel the part. It’s great-looking mesh with options for both guys and gals:

The Gathering Paths

Journalist
Clothing & Accessories
Outfit: ‘Press (Female)‘ – MadPeaL$150..*
..includes outfit, boots & ID badge, male version also available.

Believer
Clothing & Accessories
Outfit: ‘Space Invader (Blue, Female)‘ – MadPeaL$200 – 6-colour pack..*
..includes outfit, 2 versions of boots & gun/holster (not shown),
male version also available.

Both
Body
Hair: ‘Learner (Equinox)‘ – Tableau VivantL$300 – 14-colour pack..
..includes male & female versions
Skin: ‘Brandi (Pippy Style A, Jamaica)‘ – Glam Affair –  past Fifty Linden Friday, not currently available
..Slink applier sold separately, L$95
Eyes (Journalist): ‘Luminous (Dusky Bronze)‘ – MayflyL$99
Eyes (Believer): ‘Luminous (London Fog)‘ – MayflyL$0 – Freebie
Lashes: ‘C01 Natural Eyelashes‘ – FTLL$280 – Fatpack
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Mouse)‘ – SlinkL$450 (wearing included basic nails)
Shape: My usual

Phototools
Pose: ‘Back Poses (Shu-2)‘ – BehaviorBody Animations L$50

*review copies – thanks MadPeas!

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All the prizes are amazing but here are a few of my particular favourites; you can see more prize previews for each path here and here.

Spacewalk
[Believer’s Path]
D-Files Avatars‘ by Dwarfins (male & female versions both included)
TBF Rosettean Spaceship‘ by Warbug (attach and click to fly/land)

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Bathtime
[Journalist’s Path]
Alien MireHawk‘ by 7mad;Ravens
MadPea Hunt Skin (Girls)‘ by 7 Deadly s{K}ins (male version also included)
Celestial Signs Tattoo‘ by CoLLisions
Cosmic Mesh Dress‘ by #candy (male outfit also included)
Alienwear Boots‘ by Heathenesque
Dirty Bath and Alien Duckie‘ by [noctis]
Ascension Barn‘ by *~by Nacht~*

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The Artist

The Artist 1

This is going to be a picture-heavy post but I couldn’t resist because the colours and surroundings were so beautiful. I finally made my way to the stunning Noble sim as featured on Cait’s blog and, I’m sure, many others. It is absolutely gorgeous and I need to go back to take many more photos! A nice touch is that if you join the group you may rez objects – a very useful thing for bloggers! The group costs L$150 to join but I think that’s a more than fair contribution to make towards such a lovely place.

Several of the items I’m wearing are from The Gallery Gift Shop‘s anniversary event and hunt.. including this fabulous hat by Aniki and Mayhem Seetan of Azoury. It is so much fun to wear and the textures capture the light beautifully.. there are two colours available (black and gray) and both are for sale at The Gallery’s event for just L$79 each.

The amazing easel set is by Pandora Popstar of LISP – it includes various poses and let’s you ‘paint’ a picture over a certain amount of time (3, 9 & 15 minute options are included as are a wearable brush and palette). It’s really cool to watch the picture develop and, once completed, it gives you the image to place onto a canvas (also included). There are several pictures built in to the set but you also have the option of adding your own.. which is what I’ve done here.

I’m going to stop chattering now and just post the rest of the pics.. full credits are at the end of the post!

Thanks for stopping by! ❤

The Artist 2

The Artist 3

The Artist 4

The Artist (closeup)
Closeup to show off this lovely skin by la petite morte – a free hunt prize at TGGS (click to enlarge)
De Vesting
and the finished ‘painting’ – this is unedited except for cropping/resizing.. I may still tweak it further for my own canvas over at by Chiana Oh, though!

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Hat: ‘Chapi Chapo (Gray)‘ – Azoury (@TGGS) – L$79
Dress: ‘Cassy Dress (Sunshine)‘ – NYU – past Fifty Linden Friday item*
[*this color is not currently available but others are for L$230 each.]
Shoes: ‘Monica Peeptoe Wedges (Grey)‘ – Elysium (@L’accessoires) – L$290
Artist’s Accessories: ‘Painter Brush & Palette‘ – included with easel set (see decor)

Body
Hair: ‘Tsubasa (Ash Black)‘ – Argrace L$250 – 5-color pack
Skin: ‘Scarlet‘ – la petite morte (@TGGS) – L$0 – TGGS Anniversary Hunt Prize
[*includes appliers for Slink Hands & Feet, Lola’s and Phat Azz.]
Eyes: ‘Dolly eye V2 (Bubbly, M)‘ – Umeboshi (@TGGS) – L$0 – TGGS Anniversary Hunt Prize
Lashes: ‘C01 Natural Eyelashes‘ – FTLL$280 – Fatpack
Eye Makeup: ‘Dot Love Eyeshadow (High)‘ – Angelica (@TGGS) – L$190 – 4-color pack
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Mouse)‘ – SlinkL$450
Nailpolish (Slink applier): ‘Weather‘ – c.A. chocolate atelier (@TGGS) – L$50 – 5 texture options on HUD
Feet: ‘AvEnhance Feet Female (High)‘ – SlinkL$675
Shape: My usual

Decor
Easel Set: ‘Paint Me A Picture‘ – LISPL$250

Photo Tools
Poses: included in decor and sim’s own furniture
Windlight Setting: ‘Coastal Afternoon‘ (edited)

Location
Noble Goes Dutch: “De Vesting”

 

LOTD ~ 06-23-14: Ahoy!

062314LOTDSo many beautiful events this month.. and so little time.. but I’ve managed to squeeze in some more shopping! o/ I’m absolutely loving all the nautical items out for summer ❤

Some of these events will be wrapping up soon so don’t delay too long if you’re planning on visiting.

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Outfit: ‘Doris High Waist Skirt with Bow Top (Aqua)‘ – G Field (@Creation.jp) – L$126 (limited colour for event)
Shoes: ‘Anchors Away Sandals (White)‘ – Noodles (@Collabor88) – L$188
Bag: ‘Paper Boat Bag (White)‘ – Tentacio (@Kustom9) – L$80

Body
Hair: ‘Learner Hair (Equinox)‘ – Tableau Vivant (@Creation.jp) – L$240 – 14-color pack
Skin: ‘Mimi (Pale *A*)‘ – Apple May DesignsL$575
[*Slink appliers sold separately, L$225 for both hands and feet.]
Eyes: ‘Luminous Mesh Eyes (London Fog, w2)‘ – MayflyL$0 – Free Colour
Lashes: ‘C01 Natural Eyelashes‘ – FTLL$280 – Fatpack
Freckles: ‘Freckle Face (Sunned)‘ – Glamorize L$5 – 5 versions included
Lipgloss: ‘Your Lipgloss #4 (Eunhye)‘ – AngelicaL$0 – 9-color pack, opening gift
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Mouse)‘ – SlinkL$450
Nailpolish (Slink applier): ‘Coffee Time‘ – pulcino – past hunt prize, no longer available
Feet: ‘AvEnhance Feet Female (Flat)‘ – SlinkL$675
Shape: usual (modded)

Decor
Rainy Day Fence‘ – LarkL$50 – includes several pieces*
[*Past Fifty Linden Friday item, still out at time of post.]

Pose
Mimi Pose 6‘ – Kirin Pose StoreL$25

LOTD ~ 06-22-14: Agent Pea

062214LOTD

The very latest in Peawear is this slick secret agent outfit (a male version is also available) – you can find it in-world or on the Marketplace (where you can also purchase a few pieces separately.) Read more about Peawear on the MadPea blog.

Credits

Clothing
Complete Outfit: ‘Female Agent‘ – MadPeaL$275*
[*Includes dress, boots, holster, gun, glasses/shades, spy pen, briefcase and PBI tag necklace.]
Review copy – many thanks!

Body
Hair: ‘Morea (Borgogne)‘ – Vanity HairL$1 – Fatpack
Skin: ‘Brandi – Pippi Style (Jamaica)‘ – Glam AffairL$50 (includes 2 skin tones)*
[*Past Fifty Linden Friday, not currently available. Slink appliers sold separately, L$95 each]
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Bag/Relaxed)‘ – SlinkL$450 each (wearing included basic nails)
Shape: usual

Pose
‘Love Gun (Stand 3)‘ – aDORKable Poses – no longer available

Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold
I decided my blog needed a splash of color this week so I was thrilled when I spotted Zibska‘s new release for the new event The Instruments. ‘Kiele‘ comes in 4 colors and I debated long and hard between the blue and yellow versions because they are both my favourite colours (and the black version too, to be honest, because it looks stunning but that would have defeated my purpose of brightening up the blog!) In the end yellow won because it just made me feel the most happy!

This beautiful outfit comes in several parts – I somehow managed to knock the top orbits off and didn’t notice until after I’d taken photos and logged off.. my irritation with myself didn’t beat my laziness, however,  so I didn’t re-take the photo – I was really pleased with the way it had turned out, anyway, and I didn’t fancy my chances of getting back into the exact same position.

Putting this together also gave me an excuse to buy the booN hair I’d been eyeing for a while and I was delighted to find no.7‘s butterfly deco lashes, too. Honestly, whenever I want unusual and strikingly beautiful items, Zibska, no.7 and booN are pretty much my go-to stores; it’s rare that I don’t love one of their releases and I’m always excited to try them out.. so if you do see a lot of their items on this blog – it’s not laziness, I’m fan-girling!

Finally, the skin I’m wearing is from the wonderful Glam Affair.. it was a release for the Fifty Linden Friday’s round before last but it is still outside the store as I type this so, if you want to grab it, run! as I’ve no idea how much longer it will be there for. Appliers, if you want them, are sold separately.

I think that’s pretty much it for now – I have a few things building up that I want to show you and a bit more free time next week so hopefully you’ll see some more posts from me pretty soon.

Hope everyone’s having a good weekend and wishing you the best for the week!

Fields of Gold (Closeup)
unedited close-up (click to enlarge)

Credits

Clothing
Outfit: ‘Kiele (Citrus)‘ – Zibska (@The Instruments) – L$300NEW*
(includes bodysuit, skirt, orbits, head piece and foot straps)

Accessories
Necklace: ‘Folium Necklace‘ – Pure PoisonL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]

Body
Hair: ‘LYU038 (Blonde)‘ – booNL$280 – 3-color pack (designed to be worn with hairbase, sold separately)
Hairbase: ‘Gathered Mid Hairbase (Blonde)‘ – booNL$100 – Fatpack
Skin: ‘Coral (Jamaica, Lotus A)‘ – Glam AffairL$50*
(*Past Fifty Linden Friday, still out at time of post. Slink appliers sold separately, L$95 each)
Eyes: ‘Luminous Mesh Eyes (Dusky Bronze)‘ – MayflyL$99
Lashes 1: ‘Vieja Martha Fly Away Lashes‘ – no.7L$99 (includes 2 versions)
Lashes 2: ‘Butterfly Kisses‘ – no.7L$99
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Gesture)‘ – SlinkL$450 (wearing included basic nails)
Feet: ‘AvEnhance Feet Female (High)‘ – SlinkL$675 (wearing included basic nails)
Shape: ‘Keri‘ – Panda PunxL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join] (body slightly modified)

Photo Tools
Pose: ‘Petals in the Wind 4‘ – aDORKable PosesL$200 (pack of 4 poses & props, tinted greyscale version used)
Windlight Setting: ‘LightUpMySLife‘ by Strawberry Singh

Location
+Natural+