Friday, 5 February 2016

Friday Mania

Goood morning everyone!!!

What shall I ramble on about today humm?
Just kidding! 
For the one sweet reader who contacted me yesterday 
Dontcha worry, I have some stuff for the next post.
Not pervy sim excitement but, excitement for me none the less :D 

OK So today a few things going on across the grid.
 Gawddd, I love this one. First thing I do when I log in Friday mornings is hop over to the Seraphim site to check out the gallery.  If you don't know what I'm talking about then take this link right here http://seraphimsl.com/ Book mark this one folks. Trust me. You're welcome.  

Anyhow I had grabbed this lovely little dress by Pixicat yesterday when I realized they had updated to include Maitreya fit. I IT.  But if you don't feel like paying full pop for it, you can pick it up today in BLACK  for 50L!!  
Remember , it's today only. Friday Feb, 5, 2016.
Remember those? 
Well There is a new event running with this idea but with a twist. Read all about this new event here. http://www.applemaydesigns.com/p/facebook_06.html

What's supposed to happen is each store has a board with a Free  item. They set it to however many hits needed and once it locks  that is the end of it.  Sadness for some time zones as it starts @ midnight SLT. 

 But luckily for us, ( Sorry to the event creators.) some of the boards broke and most of the designers set their items out for 0L to everyone!
 Hurry scurry though this is quite time sensitive!
 
I was able to grab items from  Mina - Magika - Salt & Pepper - Essenz .

Check here for a photo of the goodies on offer. and thanks everyone for the lovely gifties  
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/applemaydesigns/24195253274/in/dateposted/

Have fun!
Happy Shopping. 
Ember. 

Flowers mean
If only everyday could be like today.

-Worn-



  • Hair - :::Phoenix::: | Fiona Hair | By Լєχι Pнσєηιχ (xxryvenxx
  • Skin -. .Birdy.| Ali VIP Skin - Pure - (Black) | By Dani (nina.helix) | 1L VIP GIFT 150L Join fee. 
  • Liner - .Birdy.  | {Liner} 5 | By Dani (nina.helix) | 1L VIP GIFT 150L Join fee. 
  • Lashes - Lumae | Eyelashes , Longer | By Lumiya Rae. 
  • Shape - Enfant |Sarang | By Sopha Portal. 
  • Eyes - Aveline | Eyes – Doll- L -Hazel | By giggle Solo | Free on Market Place 
  • Mesh Body - Maitreya | Mesh Body - Lara | By Onyx LeShelle. 
  • Dress - -Pixicat- | Darling.Dress - White (Maitreya) | By areve. 
  • Pose - oOo Studio | Bianca 1 | By Olaenka Chesnokov . 
  • Location - [Eclectica]




Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Hunt Gifts & Skin Sale!

Just the basics for you today as I am sick and my brain got lost somewhere.

  1. MudSkin is having a special SALE! You can find the skin Valery for only 50L!! Hurry scurry though this sale lasts only until January 4th.
  2. The Jack Or Jill Hunt is on and there's loads of FREE goodies to be found. The necklace and naughty nightie I am wearing here can be found on this hunt. Get all the details here -  http://depravednation.com/archives/event/jack-or-jill-5-0
 All credits & SLURL's below. 
♥ Ember ♥

Daydreaming

Raw shot


-Worn- 

  •  Hair - MINA Hair | Ginny | By Mina Nakamura  | Exclusively @ FaMESHed.
  • Skin - [ MUDSKIN ]_Valery#0_E1_Sunny | By Sopha Portal | $50L  until Jan 4.
  • Necklace - Phoebe |Tania Mesh Necklace ~Stone Textures | By Phoebe Ubert | | JOJ HUNT GIFT 
  • Top - {dollle*} | Cami Nightwear,Maitreya | By CrystalDoll Lemon | JOJ HUNT GIFT 
  • Pose -an lar [poses] | The Colette Series | By Kat (katya.valeska) | The MIX

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Some Tips On Reducing Personal Lag.

So loads of people have blogged about reducing your lag @ events  and such but what about when you are visiting a busy sim where it's not the norm to wear a full body alpha and derender everyone else.
 A Social setting where you want to See and be seen.

Well I came across this problem myself and decided to share what I did to be able to survive.
( Not freeze / crash .)

All of these are based on the Firestorm Viewer as it is my personal favorite.

Let's cut Lag!

1
  Quick Prefrences

Start in Quick Preferences @ the bottom right of your tool bar.



DRAW DISTANCE -
 If in a busy sim and just standing around set your DRAW DISTANCE as low as possible.
 32 is decent.

•WHY?
If you are say in a sky box, your computer will try to draw items objects etc outside the box, thus slowing you down.

 
•  PARTICLES  -
Next ,make sure PARTICLES are set to 0.

WHY?
 DO you really want to see floaty blinky attachments on others?
 Each time something moves on your screen. ( Particles constantly move) Your computer needs to re draw them. Causing lag for you..

 
• MAX AVATARS -
I would drop this one as low as you can stand. Basically what it does it lose crispness and definition on avatars around you, they pixelate. less for your PC to render this way..

 
NAME TAGS -
You can turn these off, one or 40 less things for you to see moving around the screen. You need to see who's around? Hover your mouse over them, easy peasy.

 
MAX BANDWIDTH -
 Drop this to 500.

•WHY? 
If your connection can handle 1000 and you set it to 1000 then you won't have much remaining for sending your movement to server or receiving it from it because it would be using it to download peoples avatars. This will lessen walking lag etc.

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
 
2
  •PREFERENCES

To find your preferences do this / Control P. A menu will appear on your screen•



THE GRAPHICS TAB - 

GENERAL -
You want to see Advanced settings here so if you do not see it right away, 
check the little box in this tab.



•.QUALITY AND SPEED PERFORMANCE -
 
This is a slider bar.Set it to the LOWEST you can stand & the better your lag will be.
Warning though - You  lose image quality the lower you set it.

 
2 1/2
• HARDWARE SETTINGS TAB• 

This is the next tab over in Graphics.

• Un tick ANISOTROPIC FILTERING

• Un tick ENABLE OPENGL VERTEX BUFFER OBJECTS. ( This may or my not help, Worth a shot)

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
 
3
• ADVANCED TAB• 

 If you can not see the advanced menu at the top of your screen do this -
 CONTROL ALT D.
To keep the menu in place click the double lines at the top.



• RENDERING TYPES•
There is an arrow to expand this, Hit the double lines at the top of this new menu to keep it in place while you work.


UN TICK
TREE
WATER
GROUND
GRASS
CLOUDS.

If you are somewhere and water is around.
( I find this the WORST source of lag for myself)
But if you need to see it, just go back into RENDERING TYPES and tick it back.


• RENDERING FEATURES• 


Un tick  -
FOOT SHADOWS 
FOG.


Hopefully this helps some.
Unfortunately most of it you will need to do as you log in at home. I just make it part of my Log in routine.


Have any I missed? Please shoot me a comment and I will pop it into the  list, crediting you as my source ♥
Thanks for reading,
Ember Adored.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Mudskin's Newest Tones!

OK, as promised here is a peek at Mudskin's new skin tones,
 now available @ the main store.

There are 8 in total. 
They come in freckle and non freckled versions. ( I chose all freckled )
You can read more about these new tones over on Sopha's Tumblr. http://mudskin.tumblr.com/

In each pack you will find this included.
  • 5 Lipcolors (tattoo)
  • 6 Clean ver Skin
  • 6 Freckles ver Skin
  • 3 Mesh Lip HUD (Loud Mouth / Sweet Lips / Nyam Nyam)
  • Eyebrow shape 
  • Modiable Avatar Shape 
Some of the photos were with included lip colors, some with diff brow colors just to mix things up a bit.
Appliers for bodies sold separately at the store.

Enjoy.
 Ember ♥


     ⇧Tones 1 - 4  
 Tones 5 - 8


.Worn.

  • Hair - MINA Hair - Ginny 01 | By MINA (mina.nakamura) | Coming Today! to FaMESHed 
  • Skins - [ MUDSKIN ] | Abby(Fr) Tones 1 - 8 | By Sopha Portal. NEW
  • Shape - [ MUDSKIN ] | Abby Shape (modiable) | By Sopha Portal.NEW
  • Eyes -  AVELINE | Eyes – Doll- L -Hazel | By giggle Solo.| FREE ON MARKETPLACE 
  • Pose - an lar [poses] | The Colette Series | By Kat (katya.valeska) | New For The Mix.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

It all starts with a smile.

Good morning!
 
I decided to leave the safety of my platform yesterday and explore a SIM called It All Starts With A Smile. Sounded like my kinda place! 

It was.
I took a bunch of photos here. There were so many nooks and crannies that I couldn't decide on where to pose.   So if you love taking photos in a beautiful SIM, head over and check it out  
Here - 

Also showing off a new Main store release by Blueberry.  This skirt!
I was sooo excited to see the plaid as I adore anything with this pattern!!!
It paired perfectly with my fri.day shoe/socks & Barberyumyum hair. And yes the top is by Blueberry as well! Check the credits below for all the details.
 
****Please Note ****
Some of these items are located at Events right now. 
If you see a second Hyperlinked name in the credit line.
( BOLD LETTERING Different color) like this..
  • Thingy - | Store Name | Name of Thingy | Designer's Name | EVENT
 Take The Second TP!!!! ( Hyperlink)


That's all from me today .
Thank you for reading. Still mega surprised anyone does ♥
Ember.

Life is fun. (Or should be!)


.Body.

 .Clothing.

  •  Top -   Blueberry | Shyla - Knotted Tops - Maitreya | By Blueberryxx.
  • Skirt Blueberry | Kyla - Mini Skirts - NO STRAP - Maitreya | By Blueberryxx.
  • Earrings - Kunglers | Silver earrings | By AvaGardner Kungler.
  •  Shoes - fri.day | Macey.Platforms (Candy) - Maitreya | By Darling Monday | @ Uber
  • Rings - Kibitz | Crystal ring set - onyx | By Kathya Szczepansk.



Saturday, 30 January 2016

Meet Morgana.


Yesterday was quite interesting for me in SL.
I'm totally going to tell you about it.

I was asked by a Facebook friend to join her in some photos.
 ( OK, let's do this!) 
** Both these photos were done by her. I had to screen shot them as I couldn't snag them from Flickr but the links to the originals are below each photo.**

I have seen Morgana around the grid for years now.
 She has always been friendly and helpful but I never really knew her, knew her. 

Until Facebook.
The posts  this girl makes often leave me with my mouth hanging open, laughing or just shaking my head at what she can get herself into. I honestly don't think there is ever a dull moment in her life.

She's actually pretty amazing.

I learned a LOT about her that morning as she shot these photos. 
I won't go into details here but WOW girl, you have life by the balls. Don't let go, like ever. 

Your upbeat attitude made me think of my own struggles and how I can maybe change my own attitude towards them.

I woke up to a surprise.
She surprised me with a blog post this morning.
I figured the photos she did were a Flickr only kind of deal but no. She is a busy bee.

 Check out her post here -  https://sohawtsl.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/friends-by-design/
This is here Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/morganahilra/

Morgana usually does V blogs. Video blogging. It's a very cool idea. 
Check her out. Here - https://www.youtube.com/user/mhilrasl

And Morgana, Thank you. Spending the morning with you was just the pick me up I needed. ♥
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/morganahilra/24572199142/in/dateposted/



https://www.flickr.com/photos/morganahilra/24394727990/in/photostream/


On Ember. 

 .Body.
  • Hair - TRUTH HAIR | Arden -  variety | By Truth Hawks | 100L on Marketplace!   
  • Skin - .Birdy. | Ali,Pure | By Nina Helix | 1L VIP GIFT | 150L Join fee.
  • Shape - Enfant |Sarang | By Sopha Portal.
  • Mesh Body - Maitreya | Mesh Body - Lara | By Onyx LeShelle
  • Eyes - AVELINE | Eyes – Doll- L -Hazel | By giggle Solo.| FREE ON MARKETPLACE

 .Clothing.


  •  Earrings  - Kunglers | Silver earrings | By AvaGardner Kungler. 
  • Top - Apple May Designs | BlueBell Top - Vintage | By Apple May. 
  • Jeans - Blueberry | Tink / Thigh High Sizes - Maitreya | By blueberryxx.
  • Rings - Kibitz | Crystal ring set - onyx | By Kathya Szczepansk. 
  • Boots -  REIGN. | Mishi Thigh High Boots, Maitreya | By Kenadeecole.


.On  Morgana.

 .Body.
.Clothing.

        Pose Purple Poses | Friends – 62 | audrey.guter

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Uber Help Needed And Well MY Shopping Spree Over There

Good morning!

So Savvy is having a difficult time choosing a new mesh head. She needs our help!
 Head over to her blog here https://lilmonstersmadness.wordpress.com/  To weigh in on the subject.  Everyone has an opinion, share yours!

Other than that , no personal stuffs from me today.
 just some photos and credits.
 ( You're welcome!)

  1. Mudskin has released a whole new line of skin tones!  I was so worried as I hadn't seen a release from them in a very long time! I got all excited and took one of my (emberized) over exposed photos of the second lightest tone.  Sorry, I can't help myself  but, soon I will photograph all of them in a basic windlight to give you a good idea of what's what OK?
  2. I finally got into Uber! I grabbed up a ton of Demos ( Have I mentioned you always need to demo?) Anyway I chose the Addams Jacket & Jeans + The Moon Hair as I loved the messy bun at the back. My Super cute pumps by fri.day are also available @ Uber. You have to try them!!! They have these add on socks and well, school girl anyone? LOVE!
That's it from me today.
 Hope you enjoy.
Don't forget to Demo, Demo, Demo!
 



Just give me a reason

A new day will dawn 


.Worn.

  • Hair 1 - enVOGUE | Gisselle - Diversity | By Casandra Rain. 
  • Hair 2 - Moon. Hair | Reds - Nashville | By MOON (silent.acoustic) | @ Uber 
  • Skin - [ MUDSKIN ] | Abby(Fr)_E3_S2 | By Sopha Portal. 
  • Shape - [ MUDSKIN ] | Abby Shape | By Sopha Portal. 
  • Lashes Eye Candi | Lashes - Lush - Georgia Schechter. 
  • Eyes -   Aveline | Eyes – Doll- L -Hazel | By giggle Solo | Free on Market Place
  • Mesh Body -  Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara V3.4| By Onyx LeShelle.

  • Jacket - Addams | Letter Old Jacket // Maitreya | By AmaliaRainwood | @ Uber 
  • Jeans - Addams | Real Worn Out Jeans // Maitreya | By AmaliaRainwood | @ Uber 
  • Shoes - fri.day | Macey.Platforms (Candy) - Maitreya | By Darling Monday | @ Uber 
  • Rings - Kibitz | Crystal ring set - onyx | By Kathya Szczepansk.







 

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Just Breathe

Good morning!
Today's post and photo is about breathing in the good s!@# and breathing out the bad s!@#.
I had a lot of upsets yesterday.  The major one being that I need to find a new sim to hang out at.

The one I loved turns out to be not as good a fit as I had originally thought. 
And well my friend has been banned so, I no longer feel welcome either.

Anyone have any leads for me?
 I used to adore Bliss ( Yes I know, Gross) 
But, the people going there were so diverse.
 I love a sim where people are made to feel included and welcomed. 
I prefer it to be an Adult Sim with lots of traffic and a diverse group of residents.

So if you frequent any of these places give me a shout in SL ( Ember Adored) or if you see me traveling through one, say hi!

That's all for today. Thanks for listening ♥


If I just close my eyes.

.What I'm Wearing.

  • Hair - TRUTH HAIR | Arden -  variety | By Truth Hawks | 100L on Marketplace! 
  • Mesh Head - [GA.EG] | Adriana Mesh Head | By Gael Streeter. 
  • Flowers - *NAMINOKE* | Othonna capensis | Ruby Necklace  | Head Piece | By taiko McCaw  | @ The Fantasy Collective. 
  • Pose - oOo Studio | Surface | By Olaenka Chesnokov | Group Gift, 100L Join fee. 
  • LightingLUMIPro | By Stefan Buscaylet.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Let's Buy ALL The Things!

Hey lovely peoples.
Today I will refrain from boring you with my personal Second Life.
Instead I need to mention two a few things in particular. 
  1. This Top. I got it from Apple May Designs years ago. It is mesh but it is not made specifically for any mesh bodies. Guess what though ?  IT FITS MY MAITREYA! I am totally pumped about this as it is one of my most favorite tops ever.
  2. My Nail Polish. -{ZOZ}- has just released... OMEGA APPLIERS for her stunning polishes! You can find these over @ Cosmopolitan. So not only can you buy them specifically for Maitreya, Slink @ ZOZ's Mesh Nails you can also wear them on any other hand that is omega compatible! How wicked is this??? Yay, Thank you ZOZ!  Don't know what Omega is?  Why would you need it? Check out some FAQ's over on Daria's  all mesh website (Book mark, follow. This girl is in the know, ya know!) http://meshbodyaddicts.com/mesh-body-tutorials/troubleshooting-faqs-for-mesh-bodies/
  3. This Hair. I found it over @ The Seasons Story  and is made by Barberyumyum. Now as I've seen the ads all over I NEEDED IT.  So I bit the bullet and spent the L's.  No regrets. LOVE IT!
  4. These Shorts. I also saw an ad on Facebook for these.  It states all over the vendor to DEMO. So, I did. And guess what. They fit my Maitreya! Good job Paper Arrow.  You can also find them over  @ The Seasons Story.
 And you know folks,
 You really should DEMO EVERYTHING before you buy. 
This has been a public service announcement. 
 Like what you've read and see here? 
Check below for full credits.
 If The item is at an event take the second hyper link in the crediting cause that's where it will be ♥



Humm
Nail me


 .What I'm Wearing.

.Body.



.Clothing.



.Lighting & Poses.



Friday, 22 January 2016

50L Friday & more.

I posted this over on Hair SL this morning. Figured you all need to know as well!
Fifty Linden Friday @ Oleander. This hair will be available for 50L TODAY ONLY | January 22, 2016.


Sugar is sweet.





-Also Worn-
~BODY~
  • Skin – .Birdy. | Ali,Pure | By Nina Helix | 1L VIP GIFT | 150L Join fee.
  • Eyes – AVELINE | Eyes – Doll- L -Hazel | By giggle Solo.| FREE ON MARKETPLACE
  • Shape  Enfant | Sarang | By Sopha Portal.
  • Mesh Body –  Maitreya | Lara | By Onyx LeShelle.

~CLOTHNG ~
  • Top –  [Decoy] | Chromatic Crop Top – White, Maitreya | By Annette Voight | @ Collabor88
  • Cardigan [Decoy] | Chromatic Cardi – Holo-Galaxy, Maitreya | By Annette Voight | @ Collabor88

~POSE & LIGHTING ~
  • Pose *PosESioN* | Deadly 8 | By Dahriel.
  • Lighting – LUMIPro | By Stefan Buscaylet.