Management..

I’m bad at management. Any kind of management, basically. Mostly money management. A budget is a foreign concept to me. So is spending wisely and saving up. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of money in SecondLife. I pay weekly rent, I buy skins/hairs…No, I hardly spend as much as the bloggers in the Fashionfeeds, and I hardly keep up with fashion, but I do spend. Too much.

This week, I decided it would be a good idea to clean up my inventory. 19,000+ items! A quick look through it revealed that I have hardly worn half of it, even though I paid good money for most. Such a shame. So this year, I have two resolutions for SecondLife. First: Clean and organize my inventory. I keep finding hidden gems in it, like this Truth Hair I never even wore! Second: Spend less. Yes, that’s not much of a practical explanation. I still have to pay my rent, but maybe it’s a good idea to think extremely hard before buying something. Mostly sleep on it for a night (or two), and see whether I still want it as badly. I did this when I was about to buy a lovely summer cottage from {whatnext} for L$1000, and ended up not buying it as I have too many skyboxes/houses already. So maybe it’s a good idea to demo until I die, so to speak. Demo as much as possible, wait for a few days, combine it with different items from my inventory, and then decide whether I’m gonna buy it or not. Of course that won’t always work, but it’s a step in the right direction. I just looked through my demo’s and could delete almost all of them, didn’t want them anymore. The only one I have left are the Sherling boots from Maitreya. Yes, they were released last December and the feeds have been flooded with them. I’m behind the curve;) However, they’re still silently whispering my name. It’s getting louder and louder every day…

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What do you mean I overspend? I need all this, I swear! Look at my empty clothing rack!!

These are just..gifts for..ehm..other..people! Yes, that’s what they are! Really, I swear! I’m responsible, I promise!

Who could say no to this face?

These are definitely worth every penny I spent on them (I don’t even recall how much they were, that’s how long they’ve been hiding in my inventory). Adjusting the skin colour is the easiest thing ever, they go with almost everything because they’re not some weird colour, and they’re rather elegant. Did you see the nail polish? You can pick your own colours! *squee*

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Hair: Truth, Mariska in marmalade
Skin: Lara Hurley, Aimee brown lips/pale
Shape: My own
Eyes: MADesigns, Eyes-awake-moss (old freebie)

Outfit (includes with and without scarf option, also includes pants instead of skirt):-Phoenix Rising-, Vanilla Kiss, from December sale
Shoes: Revelation, Babara III sculpt high heels

Earrings: EarthStones, Dangle stud earring, diamond/white gold (groupgift)
Shopping bags: Curious Kitties, Merry Christmas Shopping Bags, groupgift

Memory Monday: Furry!

Yes, I was a furry once. Not because I wanted to run around in SecondLife as a wolf, but because I found a free avatar pack on Marketplace;-) With everything in it from unicorn to wolf, from reindeer to dragon. I had (and still have) heaps of fun with it. I used it mostly to troll *SUPERSERIOUS SEX SIMS* with a demonfriend of mine. Big red demon and a furry on a pogostick, I should’ve taken snapshots..

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Complete avatar: Wingless Emoto, Black wolf (V2), free package of about 20 full avatars on Marketplace

Wed-less-day Christmas edition!

I cheated yes, the hair+skin aren’t free. The rest is though:-)

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Hair: .ploom, Gabby-Honey
Skin: Belleza, Erika Med, groupgift (L$250 to join)
Eyes: Ibanez, Emerald prim eyes, freebie

Dress: Deviant Designs, Santa’s Sweetie, groupgift
Stole: Seldom Blue, Rosa Snow Bolero, L$1 (entire lingerie set)
Earrings: (not visible) *ICED*, Pearl Snowflake Earrings from With Love Hunt (L$10)

Boots: Vinyl Cafe, Hot Pink Zip Boots, groupgift (fee to join)

Location: Skybox+posechair ({what next})

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Ahh, a new category! Since I’m the eternal newbie, I decided to have one day where I will only blog cheap/free items. These can be from hunts, subscriber gifts, groupgifts etc. I’m trying to blog mostly free items, but sometimes a dollarbie will slip in. The biggest aim is to show that you CAN look good (and not newbie-ish) for little money. L$1000 for skinpacks, L$500 for hairpacks..Can it also be done for (almost) free?

Yes, it can.

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Hair: ::S:: Secrets Hair, Elfie Hair gift (fatpack of all colors): Elfie II-Soil
Skin: *JeSyLiLO, XMasFreeGift, *G3
Shape: My own (modified from freebie shape)
Eyes: Hudson Clothing Co., Deep glossy blue eyes, from the FabFree Xmas shoppingtour (free)

Top: Sn@tch, Hoodie (Dive-J), Price from the D!ve event from Sn@tch (ended)
Pants: Tee*fy, Floral Oriental Red, from Tea House Hunt (ended), each item was L$1
Legwarmers: tram, knit leg warmers (limited edition), from Tea House Hunt (ended), L$1
Shoes: love.me, hunminjungum shoes, from Tea House hunt (ended), L$1
Scarf: *Atelier AM*, kimono muffler, Tea House hunt (ended), L$1

Poses: Exposeur (subscriber gift) and marukin (Tea House hunt), ended
Location: The Daelia English Garden Skybox
Couch: .ekibyo., monsters versus geisha couch, L$10 through Marketplace
Lamps: **Fairy Snow**, Japanese Taste latern, free through Marketplace