New Linden Homes: Victorian

New Linden Homes: Victorian

Are these the victorian mini-mansions of your virtual dreams? I waited impatiently along with most of the Bellisseria residents for the 4th Linden Home theme reveal. You can go check them out right now at the SL Christmas Expo, an American Cancer Society charity fundraising event.

From what I can tell, there are 4 victorian home styles to choose from, three of the homes are two-story and one is a single-story cottage. I think the inside walls can be different colors, and the homes all have porches attached, which appears to have the option to select the porch to be on the left or right side of the home.

New Linden Homes: Victorian

I don’t know why I’m not that excited about these homes. I think it’s the distressed textures, I am not a fan of super distressed furnishings in SL. I guess I’ll have to see if I can score a mini-victorian on the beach and turn it into a beachy victorian, LOL!! Did I ever tell you guys that I hate grass? Yea, I hate grass.

Have you checked out the new Linden Homes? Will you leave your current Bellisseria home for one of these or get a new account (10% off Premium Membership now) to have one? Let me know in the comments!

Happy 13th Rez Day, Gogo!

Happy 13th Rez Day, Gogo!

Happy 13th rez day to Gogo! For the first time ever, I actually remembered and want to mark the occasion with a blog post.

Like everyone in SL, I think of my avatar as an extension of myself. She is me, of course. Without me, there is no Gogo. However, in recent years, sometimes I look at Gogo and I think of her as my virtual friend. Gogo is reliable, she’s always there when I want her to be, and she keeps me company.

Is your avatar you? Is your avatar also your friend? How do you celebrate your rez day in SL? Let me know in the comments!

What I’m Wearing:

  • Truth – Kitten
  • Vinyl –  Candy Beach Tee (Siracha)
  • Blueberry –  Cake Leggings

PUMEC Kate, New Skin

Pumec Kate

I confess, I love gacha skins when I win the makeup/tone I want with a few plays. This new Kate skin from PUMEC is a gacha item at Kustom 9. PUMEC only has 6 skin tones, so I don’t really wear it as my main skin since none of it is exactly what I want, and I prefer pinkish undertones. However, for $89L, you won’t get a better skin deal than this! PUMEC includes the body applier with every skin for FREE. I’ve always felt that having to buy a body applier separately was only getting 1/2 of a skin. It would be great if other skin brands followed this and included the body applier with every skin purchase, or gave it away free to customers.

The hairline is a dream on this new Katie hairstyle from Exile! Built-in hair base is everything; I won’t even buy hair without built-in hair base if it needs it. I went to the Exile main store yesterday for the FLF hair, and I noticed that ALL hairstyles are now $400L for the fatpack. One price. One hair HUD. All the colors.

The Shore

What I’m Wearing:

  • Exile – Katie
  • Ricielli – Lynda Dress
  • ChicChica – Pumpkin Earrings (gift)

Your IMs capped, so what?

Hello from Enchanted Alice! Be prepared to fall through a few rabbit holes, but you will be rewarded with the most beautiful waterfall ever built in Second Life. I’m amazed it was built inside a skybox! You have to come see the waterfall, it’s breathtaking.

Enchanted Alice

Offlines is my favorite ways to chat with my SL friends when I’m offline. Anytime someone IMs you when you’re offline, the message gets sent to your email if you have it checked in your settings. Go to your SL Change Email Settings page, and make sure it is checked!

Offlines to Email

Sasy Scarborough goes into depth about Offlines to Email on her blog post, read all about it and never miss a message again. I often see creators or customer service reps. write in their profiles that their offline IMs get capped as a reason for missing messages, and I wonder why they’re not using Offlines to Email? Even basic users with only 15 offline IMs available, should be able to receive the rest of their offlines sent to email without missing a single message.

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Hello Kitty Village; Astralia x Sanrio

Hello Kitty Village

I went Hello Kitty Village last night, to see my childhood favorites interpreted digitally. The 4 regions are stamped with Hello Kitty everywhere, free rides if you can bear the lag, and a few shopping items made by Astralia, in collaboration a brand in real life called JimmyPaul. You can read all about the event on the AstraliaWorld site.

Some time ago, Astralia received licensing rights from Sanrio to sell Second Life content (decor, clothing) with Sanrio characters on them, with the most recognizable character being Hello Kitty. Brands in real life have cashed in on the appeal of Hello Kitty & friends for decades, so it wasn’t a surprise to see it eventually make its way into the virtual world.

Hello Kitty Village

The Astralia x Hello Kitty 45th anniversary event runs from November 1st – November 15th. This theme-park like event is packed with rides, photo-op places, and some clothing & decor by Astralia. You can pay the event $799L for a souvenir picture, or you can be like me and take your own selfie! I saved money by buying nothing at this event, which wasn’t hard, since I don’t like plastic kiddy colors.

Hello Kitty Village
Tip: You can get a free balloon by clicking the giant gift box in the VIP area.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Exile – Blur the Line
  • Empire – Letter Necklace
  • Ingenue – Holly Flats (Blush)
  • Ricielli – Leah Sweater, Shorts