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Top 10 Life Tips!

So I have been working quietly on putting together a TOP 10 list of helpful life hints. Some of these are stuff around the house, others are for your body, and others are for the Zombie Apocalypse time. You know, stuff you should know just in case the shit goes down and you’re flying solo.

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1. Baby Wipes. I know we all know about these… but have you ever thought of using them for your ADULT butt? Honestly, this isn’t something people like to talk about – but baby wipes really are much more tender on the ol’ bottom. Try it, and you’ll never go back to just toilet paper.

2. Yogurt. Recently, I had the flu of all flu’s. I was literally sitting on the toilet and vomiting into a bucket at the same time. It was fucking horrifying. My naturapathic doctor told me that when things settle down, to eat some yogurt. You see, your system gets FLUSHED of all the good bacteria in it during the illness. Eating the yogurt helps bring back some of those helpful bacteria and regulate your body again.

3. Smelly Kitchen Sink. I’ve seen chicks put lemon down their sinks to try and mask the smells coming from their kitchen sinks. The easiest way to kill that funky smell – BLEACH. Pour 1/2 cup of bleach down the sink and smells go bye-bye.

4. Hard Water Stains. Ever buy those brain cell killers bathroom tub cleaners? They are filled with all sorts of crazy chemicals that who knows what it would do to your skin if you ever touched them. Why not just try rubbing alcohol? Alcohol is an astringent and the hard water stains will just disappear. Plus the smell is much more manageable.

5. Full Body Aches After a Long Day. I’ve just started a career in the field of nursing, so I understand full body aches after a long day. The point where you are so tired, you sorta wanna cry – but that would take too much effort. Well, how about a long hot bath! Pour yourself a bath, add 1 cup of Epsom salts and 1/2 cup of baking soda. Soak for 20 minutes, and do not get the water on your face (it will dry it out). This combination will relieve all that join tension your body has built up while you’ve been working. It does wonders!

6. Acne. This I picked up in college. I had this HUGE mother of god fucking zit on my face. My friend took one look at me, and brought me to the pharmacy to buy some Neosporin. Within two days, it was gone and I had been suffering with this on my face for a week and half. The point is treat the acne like they are wounds. Put a triple antibiotic ointment on them at night, and you’ll see them lessen as soon as you wake up in the morning.

7. Evil Gum. Gum is totally evil. If you’ve ever gotten some in your hair or on your rug… especially. Here’s a trick for getting it out without have to pull out the scissors: butter. Butter breaks down the chemical composition of the gum and you can work it right out of whatever it’s stuck too. You can even use Peanut Butter in a pinch, but it might stain some carpets depending on color.

8. Newspaper. I learned this in my anthropology class, which is perfect for the Zombie Apocalypse.  If you ever get a huge gaping wound, and have nothing CLEAN or STERILE to cover it with… use newspaper. Newspaper is amazingly sterile because no one touches the ink. The ink, itself, is made of vegetable oil and completely harmless. Overall it’s a win-win if you’re trying to keep a wound clean until you get to the hospital.

9. Shew Fly! Sometimes in the summer our kitchen can develop gnats. We have a full garden on our property and believe in composting. So, mix the two and get some pests. A trick we picked up was leaving a little jar half full of apple cider. They love apple cider. Then putting some tin foil over it. You poke holes into the tin foil and before you know it – the gnats go in and don’t  get out. They end up drowning in their gluttony. There is something metaphorical in that and if I were a smarter person I would be able to make the analogy.

10. Alternative Sugar. This is something I completely LIVE by.. Agave. Agave is a plant that tequila is made from, but it is also naturally very sweet. Unlike sugar, honey and other natural (and unnatural) sweeteners – it doesn’t have to be processed by your pancreas. This is a good thing for diabetics. You can supplement agave in recipes, your coffee or tea, and even put it on your cereal. It is a much better choice for your body and a lot less work!

Yeah. so there you have it. Ten items I have done in my life and have worked effectively. It’s kooky to think of what some people pick up in their lives, but it is also awesome to share with others. If you have more tips, let me know! I’m always open ears.

credits……….
skin: MAR Creativity Studio. Milk Skin Jill 01 (Jack or Jill Hunt)
eyes: Epic. Liquorice. (Jack or Jill Hunt)
hair: TuTy’s. Extremist. Volumn Hairstyle. Smokey Black
top: LouLou & Co. Sweat. Johnny (Jack or Jill Hunt)
pants: Sakide. Linen Harem Pants. Black
shoes: Baby Monkey. Ultimate Roxie. Black
jewelry: Uzuri. Chura Bracelet, Furaha Bangle, Kipepeo Necklace, and Sunflower Ring
location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/NeverlandX/137/47/21

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The Cafe Hunt Offers A Buffet!

I love grid hunts, as you have seen from my other posts, and The Cafe Hunt is no different. Sponsored by Little Crown, they put together a list of some great designers and charming gifts for the Second Lifer.

happy time!

Everything shown in these pictures is a gift from the hunt: skin, nails, hair, glasses, clothing, furniture. It was very generous. Here are some more favorites that aren’t depicted in the photos. There was SO much loot that I couldn’t take snaps of everything….

1. LIKKA HOUSE‘s  awesome waiter outfit. Here’s a link to the blog with the picture.

2. Ducknipple‘s outfit. The skirt is sculpted prim and it’s awesome. SOOOOOO cute.

3. Sweet Harmony‘s Building. It’s a lovely little home.

4. Ribbon‘s Food Trays. There are like 4 different trays and they will make you very hungry.

5. ZZANG‘s cookie poses! These are adorable! I love the cooooooookies!

Here’s the starting point: http://slurl.com/secondlife/XIV/239/54/21 You’re looking for a little pink and white coffee cup. Get crackin’! :) OX

who farted?

photo credit 1………………..
Epic’s Kawaii Monkey Business Purse, bitter vanilla’s Kitchen Tools, NAMINOKE’s Red Bunny Coffee, with [KUE!] Cafe Gamma, a wearable coffee display.

photo credit 2………………..
skin: Shiva. Maria 1 Skin
eyes: pulcino. Quartz, brown
nails: croire. Vixen Nails, fire
hair: Vaughan’s house of curiosities. Verde Vida, brown
bottoms: NV Madworld. Show Off Baggy Pants
top: Needful Things. Winter Melody, coffee
necklace: Sweet Leonard. Let me love you necklace
glasses. AIR. Cresta Glasses
shoes: .XIV. Anna’s Flats, maroon

Pose from Amato (standing pose) and the chair is from Boof.

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Private Room Event Shrouded in Mystery

Reporter Marleen Vaughan is on the job!

I kept hearing about this Private Room Event thru all my Fashion Group Notices. I admit, I’m a sucker for some mystery. I TP-ed to the first landmark given, and found out they had been shut down. This peaked my curiosity even more. So, I put on my Researcher Hat (I should make one of those!) and found out the group was started by Dedelf  Molinaro. I also saw she had an open enrollment for the Private Event VIP Group, so I joined. This would keep me informed on where they were going to pop up next.

Private Room Building, external view

And they DID pop up, the next day. As you can see, it’s a circular building all separated by fashion categories which include: Hair, Clothing, Skin, Shape, Make Up & Tattoo, Accessories, Poses and Shoes. Here is a list of all the brands they are pimping:

Al vulo, Krasota , {Suicidal Kiss} , [Bad. Romance ] Nic0 Teen Love , Petit pois , MaireDoll, [DLL], Retro’,Pepper, Glue Ink, ::LEO-NT:: , Sweet Sin , Salt and Pepper, *Epic*, CandyDoll, Blah, {Trinket} , Label Mode and Label Motion , Blanco. , Delicious , GENRE! , Anthem , Sakide ,{ Lyric} , Dead Apples, LA2 Store, HolliPocket, вℓαн, Candydoll, MARIKO, Anthem, Lethal, ……… and more are coming !!!

Personally, I  took advantage of the make ups and the poses. Tee hee! Here’s some pictures of the various rooms.

Clothing Room

Hair Room

While some of the items are bit…. youthful (I’m thinking of the “condom on the tongue” accessory), they do have some excellent deals. You can get a bunch of skins for $100L a pop and there are some good clothing deals. I am not really sure if the stuff offered here, is only offered HERE. There doesn’t seem to be any sort of information shared about premise of the Private Room, but it’s worth exploring.

Skin Room

Poses Room

Here is the CORRECT taxi to the shop: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Turtle/90/184/2030
Join the group and stay on top of it… who knows? You might find that right shade of “tongue condom” you’ve been looking for!

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Dirty Turkey Hunt

This hunt was probably the most insane hunt I have ever been on… and I have been in-world for 5+ years. Let me say outright, that if you are the faint of heart – DO NOT DO THIS HUNT. You will go to Porn Shops, Gorean Shops, BSDM Shops and probably get propositioned for some sorta unhygienic sexual encounter by a newbie. *shudders* However, if NONE of those things bother you… I say, have at it. I could only stomach until #075… after I had to mute two jackasses that wanted me to “get on top of them”.

Entire Outfit: Virus | Nails: croire | Leash: Just You Jewels | Makeup: AQ's

“Worst Hiding Place Award” goes to Blow Up. Someone actually wrote this on their chalkboard (see picture). It was hidden in a very very difficult place and if I didn’t have more hints – I never would have found it. Now the skirt they give you is cute, if not the shortest skirt ever made. It IS a cute mini and the resizing script is easy to use. I guess that makes up for the bummer hiding spot.

I'm sensing some anger on that chalkboard.

“Best Misspelling Award” goes to Lyrieals Shop. Her hunt object says ‘Hoppy Thanksgiving‘. I found that terribly cute.

“Best Gift Award” goes to RAW HOUSE. It’s a beautiful red hair that is fun, unique and fucking well made. Here’s my list of top items to pick up via the Dirty Turkey Hunt (note: I don’t do sexual items in SL, if that rubs your pole the right way you might want to do more of the hunt.)

coffesmoke approved items:
Virus, Just You Jewels, Blow-Up, Southpaw, Sakide, Captivity, croire, Virtual Insanity, AQ’s, Atypical, Quartermaster, Cherry Bomb, Death Row Designs, Endless Paint Tattoos, Epic, FE, Holes, J.P.D, Juxtapose, Repulse, SSP, The Crossing, TWD, The Muffin Shack, Hysteria, Venus Envy

I have a new found hatred for all those blue pop up inviters. OMGz people! Stop it with that shit. It is so annoying to get windlight pop-ups, group invite pop-ups, landmark pop-ups, and all before I have freaking rezzed to know if I am in the right spot.

Panty Set: Virtual Insanity | Makeups: Hysteria | Armor: Quartermaster | Piercings: Holes | Tattoo: Endless Paint | Bird: Atypical

Overall, I did enjoy myself. There is a fun camaraderie that happens with Hunts. You end up TPing with the same people and helping each other out. It’s nice. Some people thinking helping or giving hints kills the hunt. I think those people are fucking nuts. The whole reason Hunts started was a marketing ploy to get more people to your shop. It’s like when everyone’s collected all their goodies and your item stands out… they will go back. Marketing 101. So simmer down with the Hint Gestapo. It’s cool, yo.

Problem areas to look out for… These had bad LMs in their gifts: #040 K2K Headquarters, #051 Cherry Bomb, #068 The Muffin Shack , #069 Eminence Clothing. This may change, via contacting those designers. But be sure you know this link: http://depravednation.wordpress.com/dirtyturkey2/

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skinjob

I would like to say this was an easy whip up of an outfit. A mish-mash of stuff collected over the 5+ years I have been in SL. But honestly, it was a giant pain in the ass. Do you know how hard it is find a decent pair of hot pants on the grid? Sure there is XXX rated stuff all over the place, but like… just some hot pants nothing like crotchless…??!?! It took an hour to stumble upon the store ERRATIC and they are awesome!

I won’t drop names of the places I did go to and was sorely disappointed with… but honestly, just because you’re making something slutty doesn’t mean you have to be lazy with the photoshopping. I mean, come on. A girl needs a little more than some shading to go with her booty.

*steps off soapbox*

This post was supposed to be about BLADERUNNER and Halloween. Pris is probably one of the coolest costumes a chick can dress up as…. Every nerd will follow you around like a puppy if you whip out the Pris skinjob. “She’s your standard pleasure model.

Pris: Must get lonely here, J.F.

So this is part like 3 or 4 in all the cool costumes for this years Halloween parties you’ll go to… I hope you’re taking notes!

hair: boon, MOM55 gold
skin: LeLutka, LOLA light
makeup: Bombard, Pris
top1: erratic, kenzy wrap
top2: By Eve, Fishnet Shirt
bottom: erratic nikki hotpants
gloves: EPIC, spiked brawler
tights: blowpop, fishnet stockings
collar: Autumn Flowers, studded collar (FREE)
shoes: McQueen Goth Boots

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