In a lot of ways I try to keep my Second Life persona as close to my real-life self as possible. The other day I went to the eye doctor for my annual diabetes eye exam, and the results showed that I needed glasses! Not having the best insurance in the world (who does?), I chose a simple, plain pair.
Nothing fancy, as you can see.
But they do take some getting used to.
I keep setting them down and forgetting where I put them. And if you’re a glasses wearer you know the frustration of setting down your glasses, forgetting where you left them, then being unable to find them again because you need the damn things to see!
Now I know what my daddy used to go through when he’d take off his glasses and put them on top of his head (so he’d know where they were) and ten minutes later he’d be asking my mother, “Nancy, have you seen my glasses?”
Is this what Roger Daltrey had in mind when he sang, “Hope I die before I get old”?
Oh, well. I guess it’s time to see if Dorothy Parker knew what she was talking about when she wrote, “Men don’t make passes / At girls who wear glasses.”
Lush curls and swirls will make you the envy of all the other women at the gala!
It’s available in every color you see here for L$1200—or L$600 if you’re wearing your Alli&Ali group tag at the time of purchase.
Individual sets of 24 shades sell for L$250 each, or L$125 when you wear your group tag. And as of this writing, you can grab it in Sliver Blonde for L$50 from the specials board, or even free in Mixed Brown at the front desk!
Bella just might be my new favorite. Yes, I know I say that all the time, but it’s true: just when I think I’ve found the perfect style, the geniuses at Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore come up with something entirely new and I fall in love all over again.
This week it’s Bella.
The complete collection sells for L$1200, but as usual, if you wear your Alli&Ali group tag, it’s yours for only L$600. Individual sets of 24 colors—again, if you’re wearing your group tag—are $125.
Bella is an elegant style that makes me want to put on my finery and find a date for the theater and dinner afterwards. And by “theater,” I mean a play or the opera—and I don’t even like opera!
But as they love to say on television, “But wait! There’s more”
There’s a barrette that holds the braid in place in the back, and you have your choice of colors. And by choosing “invisible,” you can even hide it away from sight. That’s the “extra” in the headline.
Prizes: 1st prize: 2000 L$ & 2000L$ in Store gift cards
2nd – 10th prize: 500L$ store gift cards
& Mention in our Event Blog
The Rules & how it works:
There are two contests, and you can participate in one or both of them.
The rules for each contest are:
Picture name should be your SL avatar name, and put your blog/flickr or facebook link in the picture description (or in the flickr text below the picture if you participate on flickr only).
Pictures must be “General” rated. No adult or mature content.
The usual selling price is L$1200, but you’ll find it on the Action Wall, which means that if you’re wearing your A&A Group tag, it’s yours for only L$600! Individual color packs have the same discount: normally L$250, but only L$125 with your tag active.
As always, I’m modelling it in red:
In addition, you can customize the ski cap to any one of 9 different colors. Or as they say on television, “BUT WAIT! That’s Not All!”
If you prefer, you don’t need to wear the ski cap at all! So really, you’re getting even more of a deal: wear the cap in the winter, and take it off when the weather gets warm.
There’s still more! You can get it in Red Moon for free as a voting gift. Or buy it in Mixed Blonde of L$50 on the Sale wall. Finally, you can also get it free in Blonde Blue at the front desk.
There’s a new surprise hair sale in the Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore! There are 24 boxes of hair, and each holds 3 different hairstyles in 3 exclusive colors. 6 boxes are for men, and 18 for are for women.
You don’t have to be a maths genius to figure out that comes to a grand total of 72 different styles—which if listed here in all their details would probably put you to sleep. But here’s the thing: at only $L50 a box, why not take a chance? You already know that A&A makes the best hair in SL, so you’re not really risking anything.
I can guarantee that this is a sale like no other, and it only comes once a year, so don’t miss your chance!
But you’d better hurry, as the sale only lasts through the end of January!
That will bring up links to all the vendors in the Expo. Scroll down until you see Alli&Ali Designs, then click on the link to the right of it. This will take you to the shop, where you can buy Shiki, either in the full set of 256 colors for L$1200, or individual sets of 32 for L$250.
Even if you’re not interested in Shiki, go to the store anyway: there are several other styles and items available and, like Shiki, all proceeds from your purchases go to the RFL and subsequently to the American Cancer Society.
And my personal wish is for you, dear reader, to have a safe and happy holiday season, regardless of your belief system. And if you don’t celebrate the holidays, have a safe and happy season ayway!