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LookBook 002: Slit-Mouthed Woman

Halloween look in Second Life.

LookBook 001: Yandere

Second Life look provided by Ayane.

Extra Life Marathon: November 2nd, 2013

Be awesome and sponsor me in the upcoming 25 hour gaming marathon to raise money for the Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Fyrinnae Swatches!

My first purchase from this highly-talked about company.

My Influenster Review

Give your opinion, get stuff! I think that's pretty awesome.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Colgate Optic White System Review

I'll admit I'm not super keen on teeth whitening products. I go to the dentist regularly and I use whitening strips when necessary for upkeep. I've tried the mouthwash and the toothpaste and it ends up leaving a bad taste in my mouth with no results. Last month (I believe), I was sent Colgate's Optic White products to try provided by Influenster. Oh sure, the packaging is shiny and draws the eye with its bright red and holographic foil packaging, but do not be fooled, there's nothing new in it.

Firstly, the toothpaste I have tried before. It's the same bad-tasting whitening stuff as any other brand. And honestly, you should be seeing a dentist and getting regular cleanings anyways if you're searching for full on brighter, healthier chompers. Whitening products don't really work well if you do not have good teeth to begin with. They only clean surface stains. And by clean I mean tint your teeth slightly bluer usually to cancel out the horrible yellow. But I should move onto the brush/pen combo since that is the main sell of this product review.

I use an electric toothbrush normally. I paid a bit, yes. But it works well. This brush was It was nothing I'd text Mom about. I will say this brush wasn't as annoying as others in the manual mouth-scrubbing department since it wasn't full of hard plastic strips that somehow "massage" or "do clean better". The bristles weren't uncomfortable but it really just wasn't that impressive. The handle is meh compared to other regular brushes as well. Sure it has the grippy bit, but the positioning of it makes it feel awkward in your palm. Where your thumb is supposed to sit does not seem comfortable at all.

And now the whitening pen. I will admit, it is easy to use. Turn the bottom, it clicks to notify you that it has indeed dispensed gel onto the tip, and you glaze it over your teeth. Pop it back in the base of the toothbrush and off you gooooo! Yeah, sounds good and all. And the gel didn't taste horrible which is a bonus since you do not rinse it out. But I didn't see any noticeable results in the two weeks of use before I pitched it, brush and all. I think I will stay with my 30-min. strips for convenience instead of dealing with this bad combo design.

And that's another thing, the pen holder. Yeah, suuuuper convenient to stick the pen into the brush but it makes no sense. Unless you are marketing it for travel, why bulk up the handle of the brush? It makes it feel like a child's toothbrush. And you STILL would not be able to put it in your carry on because it's a gel and TSA doesn't like you idly handling gels while waiting for your complimentary in-flight drink. Maybe you should have at least made it do that stupid thing where it plays music to distract from how ridiculous the build really is. And shower use? Pft. Unless you like getting gunk stuck up in the brush base, I wouldn't recommend it unless you separate the two and let them dry individually.

End result? If you're going to sell the pen, sell the pen. Do not try to make some lame combo package out of it and mess up the brush in the process. Negative to purchase possibility.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

New In The SL Store: Seirei and Tenshi Eyes

I have recently released two new sets of eyes for the Utilizator M3 Anime Head. Not a lot to say about them aside from being anime-inspired. Seirei comes in five different colors and Tenshi comes in six. Using the M3 HUD they can be customized in size and shape as well as glow and fullbright.

Marketplace Link to Red Seirei Eyes

Marketplace Link to Purple Tenshi Eyes

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Elder Scrolls Online Beta -- First Impressions

(UPDATE: Screenshot folder accidentally got deleted. Whoops, my bad.)

I apparently finished up the beta weekend by being unceremoniously ejected from the game from an error that stubbornly would not let me back in even though I had 25 minutes left. Oh well, guess I can start on this review...

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Review

I was recently selected to received a new VoxBox from Influenster containing three Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes. The colors included were 470 Red My Lips (a true red), 510 Pat on the Black (a vampy, dried-blood brownish plum), and 540 Jaded (a minty green).

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wizard World Portland Comic Con

WWPCC (whew, long name) is the first convention I have attended since moving to Oregon. I have never attended any of Wizard World's cons so I wasn't sure what to expect. Dok and I chose to just go on Saturday which purchasing ahead of time was $50; at the door would have been $10 more. We also decided to not deal with costumes so we could be comfortable and able to gauge what we could do for next year cosplay-wise. Keep in mind that my observations come from living in Arkansas and dealing with poorly-run local cons, then going to A-Kon (Dallas, TX) for a number of years then moving on to Dragon Con (Atlanta, GA).

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Long Live The Queen Review

The moving and holidays are over so no excuse for me to slack off with the blog and what not any further. Therefore, I will try to post more regularly either in vlog or blog form. I will unofficially call it Something Sundays; as in I'm going to post something on Sundays.

This is my review for the indie game "Long Live the Queen", made by Hanako Games. The point of this is you (Elodie) being the princess of a land called Nova. Your mother the Queen has died and your father the King-Consort has brought you back home from school to learn what you need to survive to adulthood (15 years old) and receive the crown.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Second Life LotD 005: Monsters Need Love Too

Today's look is provided by Kasumi (deneva.jinx).

Pulling inspiration from the Monster Girl Encyclopedia, she has put together a marvelous fantasy RP outfit. The link is probably NSFW since it's basically describing hentai girl versions of monsters.

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