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Sometimes RL can invade our Living the Cute Life in SL!  I admit, this has happened to be over the last few weeks.  My inventory is totally not Cute after being neglected for so long.  How do you all handle not so cute inventory situations?  Do you have a favourite method or tool to keep things organized?  On the bright side, I did manage to score an absolutely cute hoodie from RibboN that I’ve pretty much been living in (When I wasn’t wearing a bikini and running through random sims throwing snowballs at people – Don’t judge, we were bored and trying to get everyone into the Winter Spirit!)  RibboN has a bunch of hoodies available, both from their lucky boards and for sale (at really good prices too).  Between the lucky boards and buying, I think I own the whole store.  This is what happens when a Bratista like me, finds something cute!

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Outfit:  RibboN | Animal Parka | (LBA-2)
Hair: Truth | Sam | Mirage
Makeup: Alaskametro | limited edition: launch skin (dark)
Prop:  Baffle | Coastal Daybed

http://www.ticklemetummy.com


Halloween is my most favourite day of the year.  Any SL cutie can tell you, that even though we can live out our fantasies in SL, Halloween still allows us to be as cute and freaky as we want.  Unfortunately this year I’m unable to participate in the Halloween festivities in either SL or RL.  Never fear, I’m not really missing, even though this absolutely adorable gift from Intrigue Co. might say otherwise.  Happy Halloween everybody!

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Makeup: Alaskametro | limited edition: launch skin (dark)
Prop:  Intrigue | Missing Person Mask: Halloween 2012 Gift

http://www.ticklemetummy.com


Every fancy girl who insists on Living the Cute Life in Second Life must have an amazing collection of make-up.  All shades, colours, styles and flavours are required to ensure you can create just the cute look you want.  Fortunately for me, I have a vast selection of make-up that I use whenever possible.  Doubly fortunate for me, I’ve recently acquired the most amazing set of make-up from Adore & Abhor called Capitol Couture.  The Capitol Couture make-up set is available at Cinema, and comes 4 different options to mix and match.  The set includes the standard Capital Couture set, with and without freckles, and then a simple mix and match Blush and Lips options.  It’s beyond cute and a fantastic addition to your collection for Halloween or any occasion you might want to dress up!

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Makeup: +>A&A<+ | Capitol Couture | Available at Cinema
Hair: D!va | Diva 2 | Ruby
Pose:  Glitterati

The Bratista Brag Bag

Makeup: +>A&A<+ | Capitol Couture Blush Only and Capitol Couture Lips Only | Available at Cinema
Hair: D!va | Diva 2 | Ruby
Pose:  Glitterati

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Makeup: +>A&A<+ | Capitol Couture W/Freckles | Available at Cinema
Hair: D!va | Diva 2 | Ruby
Pose:  Glitterati

http://www.ticklemetummy.com


Hey cuties, just quick and dirty tip for all of you.  SeVered GarDeN has a Halloween Gift out that is to die for.  The SeVeredGarDeN shoes are an absolute must have for the season.  Decorated with orange skulls, and having orange socks with green ties that end with pumpkins, these shoes are not only high quality and free (for the group), but to die for!  Pop on over!

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Ladies, free your breasts for 24 hours by removing those dreadful (but at times oh-so-helpful) bras. Our perkiness should not be hidden. It is time that the world see what we were blessed with. Your breasts might be colossal, adorable, miniature, full, jiggly, fancy, sensitive, glistening, bouncy, smooth, tender, still blossoming, rosy, plump, fun, silky, Jello-like, fierce, jolly, nice, naughty, cuddly… But the most used word to describe your breasts on October 13th should be FREE! Gentlemen, you can participate too! Your job will be to support us ladies by rocking something purple.  It can be a purple tie, purple boxers, or purple socks.  If it is purple, it supports us. (Your support means quite a lot to us…) If wearing a bra on this day is absolutely necessary, you can definitely show your support by wearing something purple.

How does this relate to Living the Cute Life?  Well, nothing is cuter than taking care of your body and doing self exams.  Google how to do it, talk to your doctor, talk to your friends and take care of your girls, it can save your life!

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For the first few months I was in Second Life, I never purchased anything.  Why?  I was cheap, I was stubborn and I refused to buy Lindens.  I became an expert in collecting freebies, clicking MM boards and group gifts.  Eventually, I saw an outfit I just had to have, there were no other options except for me to..buy Lindens.

Out came the credit card, and I made a purchase of…$20 worth of Lindens.  The store that received my first purchase as none other than Brat!  I loved and still love Brat! and I tend to pop by on a regular basis.  The clothing that is put out really does exemplify for me Living the Cute Life.

When I sat down to write this post, I looked through my over bloated inventory and realized, I own quite a bit of Brat! clothing.  Probably far more than any one person should, but that’s alright, I love clothes *giggles*.  The outfit I am showing here comes from the Fall 2012 Twisted Hunt and I find it to be incredibly cute.  I was dumped into a Safe Hub this morning while taking the pictures and I received two IM’s about the outfit, both very complimentary.  I guess maybe it’s not just me who thinks Brat! clothing is a must for anyone who wants to show off their cuteness!

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Hair: [Elikatira] | Abbey | Blonde 07
Outfit: Brat! | Darkness | Twisted Hunt Fall 2012
Makeup: Alaskametro | Two-Faced “Fresh” 02 | Dark
Pose:  Diesel Works

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Sometimes an outfit can lift our spirits.  Sometimes it’s the colour, sometimes it’s the fit, and sometimes it’s just because the outfit makes us feel cute or sexy.

When I’m feeling blue, I generally try to find something incredibly girlie girl.  Maybe something so incredibly cute, that it causes your teeth to rot out.  Of course, that cute quotient can also include an element of sex appeal as well.

Sliding into just the perfect outfit and feeling good about how you look might not solve all of your problems, but a lift in spirits always helps.

I’m curious if this helps anyone else.  What does a cutie due when they feel blue?  What do you do when you feel blue?  Does a cute outfit and feeling good about how you look help?

Or is the best medicine a tub of ice cream, a sappy movie and some kleenex?  Although all of those things are great, we’re talking about Living the Cute Life, so share your secrets!

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Hair: [Elikatira] | Other | Blonde 07
Outfit: Paradisis | A Sweet Valentine | Freebie Gift
Makeup: Glamorize | Wish | Lips
Pose:  Glitterati

http://www.ticklemetummy.com


Jammies!  Yes you read that right, I am completely and totally addicted to Pajamas.  This isn’t just an SL addiction, this is also a RL addiction.  Granted in RL I don’t wear them often, but I certainly own more than one person should.

My most favourite place to buy jammies is of course Intrigue Co.  Why?  Because they make the absolutely cute jammies!  Kitties, and doggies and dragons and unihorns.  How can these not be cute?

Admit it, there’s nothing better after a long day than throwing off your icky outside clothes and slipping into something comfy and warm.

If I could find jammies like these in RL, I’d totally buy them and I’d probably even wear them.  I mean, they are probably the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

As you can probably tell by now, I think I own every pair of jammies that Intrigue Co. has ever produced.  I pop into the store at least once a week, just to see if there’s something new.  And when there is, let me tell you, I get giddy like a school girl.  MUST HAVE NOW!

Maybe it’s something from my childhood, where I was forced to wear ugly jammies (except at Christmas, when I’d get a new pair of jammies) or maybe it’s just the fact that it’s frivolous and fun in a tired world.  I don’t really know.  But I can say this.  No one comes between me and my pajamas!

 

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Outfit: Intrigue Co.
Poses: !Bang


The other day, someone asked on Plurk what we wanted to be as kids.  My immediate answer(s) were simply.

1) A Diplomat – The thought of working in an embassy in some exotic location has always been a desire of mine.  Ok, maybe not so much exotic to some, but my dream was always to work in an embassy somewhere in Eastern Europe or Russia.  I’ve had this desire since I was a little girl and it still holds true today.  So much so that I spent nearly a decade studying to do so.  Ironic considering I’m about as far from working in the diplomatic service as I am to being a brain surgeon.

2) A Photo Journalist – I’ve always had a passion for photography, and I loved the idea of covering developments across the world with my camera.  I used to carry my camera around with me everywhere I went, capturing life events, tragedies and anything that interested me.  As I grew up and began to travel, it wasn’t uncommon for me to come home with 100 rolls of film (this was far before digital cameras) and I’d spend weeks developing them in the dark room, or hundreds of dollars getting them developed.  This dream was squashed pretty fast when I was hurt just out of high school in a car accident and realized I’d never be able to keep up with the demands of the job.

3) A Journalist/Writer – I’ve always loved to write.  One of the first school assignments I can remember was to write an extended story about pirates.  It was only supposed to be a few pages long, but I stayed up all night, perfecting my 35 page story to give to my teacher the next morning.  Unfortunately for me, my teacher was an evil witch and complained to my parents about my precociousness.  Fortunately, this didn’t hamper my love of writing.  When I entered University, I was fully prepared to enter into Journalism, but seeing the market for Journalists was slowly dying (Digital media of course) I decided down a different path (preparing myself to be a diplomat), but I’ve retained my love of writing and I do it for pleasure as well as for work.  I still have stories in my head and written in 50 notebooks that someday I might sit and put pen to paper, or in the modern age, fingers to keyboard.

What does this have to do with being cute?  Well, simply put, I think having dreams, ambition and a head on your shoulders is extremely cute.  Regardless if it’s SL or RL, those people who are the cutest always those with intellect and strive to follow their gypsy souls.

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Hair: [Elikatira] | Balance | Red 05
Skin: Lissee | Melina | Honey
Shape: Belissima | Letica | Normal 1
Jacket: Foppish | Wooly Gown Coat | Skulls
Pants: Phoenix Rising | Maddy Ribbed Pants | Slat
Makeup: Mock Cosmetics | Pandora’s Gingersnaps and Champagne
Pose:  Glitterati


When I first started Second Life, I did what everyone does.  I got freebies.  Copious quantities of freebies.  I scoured the search finding the newbie friendly stores, that had rows upon rows of outfits, that at the time I thought were amazing.  My inventory was a disaster and my wardrobe was a bit…blingie (yes, I wore the blinged out, flashie white stiletto heals.  Don’t judge me! *giggles*).  I wasn’t satisfied with what I was finding for free content and I was a cheap skate.  My goodness have times changed.  I think it was around my second month, I realized that I needed a change.  I call this my first stage of cuteness.  I decided to make my own skin, modeling it after my real life (I spent 10 weeks looking at myself with a mirror, I don’t recommend this to anyone).  I checked out my scars and my beauty marks, I even had a few checked out by a doctor (one can never be too careful, especially when you’re fair-skinned and prone to sunburns).  I purchased  hair, eyes on and on and on, and began my quest for finding the cutest girlie frilly fru fru dresses possible.  We’re talking crinoline, poof skirts and stockings here.  This became an obsession.

I began finding store upon store, and I began buying everything within the stores.  It’s actually a running joke amongst my friends that when we go into a store, they’re expecting to hear me say “There’s nothing new here, I bought everything in the store”.  Most of the time, it was true.

I look back at this time, and I sort of giggle.  I look at the clothing I bought and I simply smile.  I think back then the excitement of finding that perfect frilly dress cannot be fully described.  I remember hearing about a shop that was closing down.  I was so incredibly sad because it was one of my favourite stores, but then I caught wind that they were reducing their prices.  Immediately, I grabbed my trusty Visa and purchased more Linden than any person should really do.  I did buy the store, and the images in this post show one of the dresses that I grabbed.  I have it in 6 colours and until I sat down to write this, I had nearly forgot about it.

So here is my question to you.  What was your first phase of cuteness?  Were you much like me and dived directly into the frilly fru fru dresses?  Did you go for the sexy, yet sweet seductress look?  Did slip on some jeans and a t-shirt?  I think it’s amazing to see what others define as their cute style, so please provide some feedback and share your first phase of cute!

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Hair: Truth | Sam | w/Roots – Mirage
Skin: Lissee | Melina | Honey
Shape: Belissima | Tara | Normal_1
Outfit: Baby Doll | On The Farm Pink | No longer available
Makeup: Mock Cosmetics | Sweet Coral Lipstain (2)
Pose:  !Bang