My Second Life · random stuff · {the life of jane}

{the life of jane}

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In an attempt to try and step up my blogging game… and just my photography game in general I have just been going through my inventory (which really is an ongoing process to try and keep it some what cleaned up *sigh*) and just putting together little sets, little outfits and just playing around with lighting, poses I forgot I had (isn’t that scary lol). The pictures ended up turning out quite nice for the most part.

I am calling them {the life of jane} because to me they look like little snapshots out of someone’s life.

This whole set came about because I totally forgot I got these awesome Seriacha panties from Wonderlost a while back and wanted to actually use them some how, they aren’t up on marketplace so you have to go the Wonderlost in world store to find them. So I paired it with this slouchy sweatshirt from DRBC ( https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/drbc-cara-sweater-spells-boxed/11162634) which is one of my favorites. It made this super chill, late night hanging at home vibe.

Which I knew would work great with this pose set from MILA that I had just snagged. (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/MILA-POSES-Should-I-Call/11818031) I tossed out one of my RAMA sets from a Gacha from I think last month’s Gacha Guardians event, it’s called Wedding Apartment. I added a cute little cuddle couch that I picked up from last weeks FLF. It’s not the most complex set in the world but I thought it was pretty enough.

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I kept my make up simple, just some Zombie Suicide eye shadow and these beautiful lip glosses from Warpaint that I just am in love with. My skin is from Glam Affair, it’s a gacha item I picked up on the market place. The tattoos are obviously my very favorite thing from the May Bish Box, they are from Dappa. My hair again is a stand by of mine from Doe.

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The second set and look I did was a little lighter. I used the same Rama set, but I tossed out some of my bedroom furniture. The dresser is by Atomic and is from the Into the Woods set. The Bed is from Pillows I believe. I also snagged that awesome pink troll, calling my straight back to my childhood, from Plastik by playing a gacha at their main store.

The outfit is a really simple and pretty comfortable look. The top is from the Hippie and High outfit from B.D.R and I chose to go with out the selves. Again… my favorite Blueberry leggings and my favorite necklace from Plastik finish off the look. I kept the make up the same and swapped out the Doe hair for on from Magika called Meadow.

I was so pleased with how this picture came out. I wish I had thought to take some different photos in this light because it really is very pretty.

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The last one I have to show you guys is this beauty. I really like this picture a lot. It’s simple yet not and there is just something about how the lighting makes her look that just make me happy.

The dress is an old stand by of mine from R3volt. The hair, make up and skin are all the same. I switched the tattoos but for the life of me I can’t remember who they are by. I have some out takes (I guess you can call them) from this set that I will post probably later today or tomorrow with full outfit break downs for you guys.

Theses were just my favorites of the bunch. I am going to actually start posting some of my less favorites as well just to show how my work is progressing and they are good too… just not my favorites lol

I hope you enjoyed this little random post. I am trying to make going through my inventory fun again… not that it ever really was but I can lie to myself right?

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My Second Life · random stuff

Not so easy Sunday Morning,

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I am not one to try and complain about RL… but the last few days I have been kinda miserable feeling. The phrase “Why are you trying to kill me uterus?” has come out of my mouth about once an hour… if you catch my drift. So energy levels are in the toilet and all I want to do is lay on the couch and watch ‘My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ and cry about how Greg left the show. (No lie guy… this was my friday night plans)

I knew wanted to do something in SL though, so I set about setting up a little bedroom/studio apartment. I didn’t have a ton of stuff to decorate with surprisingly enough. I have lots of clothes and too much hair… but decor I was lacking.

I was going to do a whole shopping adventures about this but I ran into the problem of furniture is still really expensive and I didn’t have a ton of L$ to work with for this. I discovered though you could find some really awesome pieces on gacha yard sales on the market place. I set a limit of a max 150 L$ per item and set about the task of decorating my space.

I am still in the process of actually decorating. It is pretty time consuming and I am way out of practice but I am really enjoying. I first started with a little chill corner. Most of the items are either from the Mary Jane set from Bad Unicorn and Birch or the Goa Party set and I am not 100% sure it’s by atm. I really loved the detail on these object and you know the beauty of SL is pretty everything goes lol.

I did have that cute little pillow pile in my inventory already (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/HH-Boho-Jewel-Pillow-Pile/6429714) and I snagged that Baker Street sign from Junk because I LOVE Sherlock and I really wanted some kind of Baker Street sign for my space.

I am still in the process of decorating so maybe this will be a part of series about my space? I am hoping to get some more the “Sleeping” space done tonight so who knows maybe tomorrow I will do a post about that.

Fifty Linden Friday Finds!

Fifty Linden Friday 5/26/17 – part 2

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So after a good night’s sleep I am feeling much better and lets knock this week’s FLF post out, shall we?

This week was a pretty hair heavy week, in my opinion. Which I am fine with. I am a bit of a hair addict in SL and also a bit of a hair snob as well. I like what I like when it comes to hair but I took a leap and was happily surprised this week.

Now lets start with the Clawtooth hair, I have been a huge Clawtooth fan going all the way back to my original avy. If you have been in SL any length of time and still aren’t aware of Clawtooth you need to go check them out. They are one of the few stores in SL that really get wavy hair right for me. This hair is called Magnolia and the brunette pack was the 50L$ item yesterday. It comes with 15 different tones. It’s a very cute summer, beach hair to me and I will more than likely use it again through out the summer.

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Up next we have a hair from a store I personally hadn’t heard of before called Blues and the hair is called Kamille. I got the darker of the two packs that the creator offered for FLF. I have never been a big hair fan, this stems I think from me in RL having very poofy hair, so I really took a chance here. I gotta get out of my style comfort zone a little bit. Well thankfully I was pleasantly surprised and really liked this hair. It kinda took me back to my Jersey Shore watching days if I am 100% honest but you know what… that is actually a good thing.

Yes I do know my ears are kinda funky… let me just tell you why quickly. I just got these ears from Swallow a few days ago. I really wanted a pair of normal human ears with gages. Well while these are super well made, really beautiful with detail and everything…. I can’t for the life of me get them to match my Glam Affair skins because for some reason they have to be full bright (ick). Now this is the first thing I have ever gotten from these guys and I am a little sad if I am quite honest that they are a real pain to skin match. I am gonna play around more… but I am not sure if I will be getting my ears from there in the future.

I want to quickly talk about the dress I am wearing as well! It is also a FLF find, from Pixicat which is one of the first stores I actually visited upon my return to SL, thanks to a kind tip from my dear friend Jenn. Again this is something I am not sure I would have normally picked up. It’s very going to the country club to play some tennis and dink some mimosas at 10am. But, it is very well done, nicely textured and just a fun little outfit if you are maybe having some kind of garden party this summer. It also doesn’t have panties with it… so applier panties needed ladies!

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The last hair I want to chat about from FLF is this cute little do from Lock&Tuft. Now I really want to point something out about Lock&Tuft before I go much further. They actually had a MALE hair for FLF in addition to the female hair. THIS IS AWESOME! I feel like sometimes the guys are really left out these fashion events and fashion in general in SL. I know there are plenty of guys out there that enjoy shopping in SL and I would really love to see more male items included in FLF in the future because this is just nice to see!

The hair it’s self is a very cute little half up do. I actually wear my hair like this in RL quite often. I really happy to see that this was offered in a full fatpack for 50L$! They have some beautiful mermaid and unicorn tones and just a nice variety of color options in three different huds. I think I will be going back to Lock&Tuft in the future to see what else they have!

I did get a few other things but again, while I am feeling better I am not 100%. I wanted to make sure I got at least some of what I picked up this week at FLF blogged for you guys!

I am going to try and get a Shopping Adventures Post done over the weekend if I am feeling better. So please subscribe to the blog for all the latest updates on new posts!

Fifty Linden Friday Finds!

Fifty Linden Friday! – May 26th 2017 (part 1)

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Okies guys… I normally have been trying to do my 50 L$ Friday hauls on Friday but tonight I am just not feeling that hot. I should feel better in the morning but I was exhausted just trying to get the two pictures I got done today and going to all the shops. I really feel bad because I really try not to post too far after an event but you know… life happens and you can’t help it sometimes.

I did actually get quite a bit that I liked. They had some great hair and some cute shoes. Including the hair and shoes I am wearing the photo above as well as the really awesome beach towel that I am laying on as well.

I really have to say they had some pretty different stuff at this FLF so I was really please to see some new cool stuff even if I didn’t end up getting it.

I will get a full post will all details on what I am wearing tomorrow. I hope you all understand.

Bish Box · My Second Life · Uncategorized

Playing around with Bish Box!

Finally getting around to do some proper pictures modeling some of the items from Bish Box. This was a lot more fun and a lot less of a task than the actual unboxing post! Sorry but I love just putting together little looks and playing with poses. *giggles* what can I say… I love taking lots of photos!

In the first set I was wearing the Razor jump suit, doe hair (with the wire cat ear headband), the cat make up from Identity, and the tattoos from Dappa. I played with the hud a little bit on the jump suit to get the white under layer to go away. I like it both ways. The undershirt is a little more modest and with the right pair of leggings and shoes could almost work as cute going out outfit. But once you take that away it really changes the dynamic of the whole outfit. And still super cute!

The second outfit was fairly close to the same (because when I did this on a Sunday and I am lazy a bit). I changed out the jump suit to the SYS cute little number in blue to lighten the color tones up a little bit. I really like the bottom picture out of these three because it has this very “kitteh goes meow”.

The two items that were my least favorite in the unboxing ended up making the outfit for some of my favorite photos from today. I like dark makeup, I have a LOT of dark make up. The eyeshadow is from Suicidal Unborn and I had it already. The Nani hair looks so much better with out the materials… and after a little bit of time I got it work with one of my hairbases. I am still very admit this hair NEEDS a hair base. The I ❤ Fashion catsuit looked much better with some different lighting. It still isn’t my favorite but it totally worked with this set up!

I am going to play around with the Come Soon set in the coming days. If I get anything interesting out of them I will toss them up on my flickr in the Bish Box May 2017 Album!

Please make sure to check my flickr out for more fun photos on my adventures in SL!

https://www.flickr.com/gp/the_jane_snow/HSP986

Bish Box · My Second Life · Shopping Adventures

Bish Box – May 2017

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Welcome to the first of what I hope to be many future “Box” blogs. Let me just tell you how this is going to work for my unboxing blog. It may not be the best styled, I am really just trying on a bunch of stuff on and giving you my honest first impressions… in the days after a release like Bish Box, Cutie Loot or Lux Box that I end up getting… I am going to do a finished photo series. The Photo series will be using the items from the boxes and if I need to use items from my existing inventory I will but mainly it will be items from the box. This won’t be the case for Powder Pack or Decocrate but I will figure out what I will do for those when I get around to them… but on to this month’s BISH BOX!

This month’s Bish Box was my first box, I was going to get Powder Pack but I changed my mind last minute when I saw the theme for the May box… Bad Kitty. I love cats and I can’t have them in RL any more (my son is allergic) so I must have all the kittehs in SL… and years ago on a different avy I was a Neko so yeah… Bad Kitty won out here. LOL

Ok so quickly how Bish Box works. You pay 1500 L$ before the NOON SLT on the 20th of each month to subscribe to the box. I went to their headquarters. I found it simply by putting “Bish Box” into the search.  If you want the box after the release you can still get it but it will cost you 3000 L$ which when you break down the cost of each item in the box is still a really good deal. If you read my blog regularly you know this chick loves a good deal.

So on the 20th at Noon SLT if you have paid for that month’s Bish Box you will get the HUD in your OBJECTS folder. When you put the HUD on it will look something like this.

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You can unpack the box in two ways…. you can click each designer one at a time and be given a box or hud to unpack each item. Or you can click the unpack all button and again get all the items in boxes in your inventory. I knew a few of the designers this round, but not all of them so this is a bit of an adventure for me.

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So I went with some things I knew were probably going to safe first. The Doe hair called “Sue” which is a Bish Box Exclusive was great as always. I love Doe for hair, they have some of the best colored hair out there and you get a full fatpack of Doe hair in this box. I usually wear the “Candy” colors from Doe so that’s is what I am wearing in this photo.

The next thing I tried on was the tattoos from Dappa, which is a new brand to me but I love tattoos, and they were great! A full body set which I don’t have many of. The tattoos could be considered “busy” by some but I really like tattoos like this because just like in RL it looks like they have been accumulated over time. They come with a variety of appliers but I had to use my Omega relay of my Matrieya body as they do not have Matrieya appliers. They come in Fresh and Fadded which I am wearing in the photo above. I love all the details on these tattoos and being a slightly crazy cat lady in SL I will likely be getting a lot of use out of these particular tattoos.

Then I unboxed the Emoji Cat Jumpsuit from Razor, I instantly fell in love with this little jumpsuit which I will more than likely wear as a bathing suit. Razor always has great HUDs with tons of options that I have still have to play around with because I am not 100% sure that white part has to be there. But… the butt on this jumpsuit is freaking adorable.

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I mean… come on…. How cute is that butt?!?!?! When my son was an infant I always got him the little onesies with stuff like this on the bum because I thought it was the cutest thing and I just love love LOVE that this jumpsuit has that same cute little feature!

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Next up was these super cute shoes from Pure Poison, another brand I didn’t have any first hand knowledge of. These shoes stole my heart with their cuteness. Is this Cutie Loot or Bish Box?!? Because cute is the only way I can describe these shoes. I am not 100% sure how much use I will get out of these shoes but I may just wear them just because they are so cute.

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Up next I check out these crazy kitty claws from Yummy. I have yet to get rings for my hands as the Bento hands are still pretty new. SO I was so happy that I didn’t have to sit there for hours and do like the old days when you had to fit each ring to each finger. Now these are necessarily something I would wear often, I will probably wear them on occasion but mostly for photos. They are well done regardless… just not my particular style.

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Then comes Astralia’s claws. Far simpler as far as desgin goes but they look way more like the classic Catwoman type claws that you would often seen used for the diffrent versions of Catwoman through the Batman movies. SO I may actually end up using these for a future cosplay outfit. They are only for Matreiya hands just and FYI.

Then I opened up the hair from Nani. I have never shopped there before and while I liked the fact the hair came with lots of options but this isn’t the type of hair I would normally buy. I just wasn’t a fan of the way it looks. I tried on the materials version so I can’t say for sure that wasn’t the reason it looked so meh *even though I had materials on*. It reminds me so much of old school prim hair and I have just moved beyond that look. I always was not a fan of having to wear a hair base that had some sort of bangs to make it look right. The colors of the hair didn’t really match my hair base and I spent far too much time trying to make it look halfway decent but didn’t end up with a look I liked. I am going to play around with the hair some more but I don’t know if Nani has won me over with this offering. I will have to maybe go to their store and see what else they have before I make a final opinion on them.

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After that disappointment I need a win of sorts so I went straight to what I was honestly looking forward to the most out of all the items in the box. The photo set and poses from Come Soon. They have some great sets that are always fun and unique so I knew I was gonna love it. It is kinda an ally cat/Catwoman type feel to the set. It had the cutest cats scattered around the set and even this fantastic pose where you interact with the cat… while pearched on a car… but I totaly thought the sweet moment with the cat was so close up worthy. I will be using this set for at least a few of the photos in my photo series for Bish Box. I am not sure how many because a few of them require a male avatar. I do have one of those… he is just not updated to mesh… yet. But we still have a few more things left!

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Up next another new store that was not a disapointment. Chic Moda… they offered this adorable skirt that has three lepord print tones and three sparkly tones. I tossed on a top I had from R3Volt to cover my top half because there was a distict lack of tops this round. Which I found really odd but oh well. This skirt is super cute and not something that I would have normally picked up in th store. I am really anxious to go over to Chic Moda and see what else they have to offer. This was a total win for me.

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Unfortunately when I relogged between unboxing trying on outfits, I had to turn my graphics down due to insane amounts of lag. I have asked a lot of my laptop today. I was running my photography graphics while opening a lot of boxes over the span of 9 or so hours with multiple times logging on and off…so sorry if the photos from here down are not my usual quality. 

Next up we have Black Bhantam’s offering of these really adorable balloon props including some with these cute kitty masks. I want to say there is a mast for you to wear that comes with it (and there is another mask in the box I couldn’t try on atm) but I couldn’t find it. When I do the photo set I will dig further and see if there is actually a wearable mask as well. The balloons come in Gold, Black, Silver. I will probably use these for photos at one point or another. My RL birthday is next month so I will more than likely use these for any birthday photos I do.

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Up next… another cat suit. This one is from I ❤ Fashion…. and I have feelings on this. They aren’t totally good feelings or totally bad feelings they are just feelings. It gives me serious Catwoman feels again and I am ok with this on a geek level but on what I was hoping to see the shear amount of catsuits/bodysuits is disappointing. I tried this on with super high graphics, with the materials version, with materials on… and it looks.. ok. Like I am not 100% sure it would have been something that I would have gotten. I like the fit, it is an auto alpha which is AMAZING and I LOVE THEM. The texture is really what broke this particular outfit for me.

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I even tried other colors and I came to the conclusion that it’s just latex is a pain in the balls to get right in SL. It really is. I am going to end up trying the white one when I do the photoseries because in the past white latex in SL was the most forgiving. I also don’t want to judge the store based on this piece alone so I am going to to their store and take a peek at what else they have on one of my shopping adventures because this catsuit was huge disapointment for me.

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From SYS we have this super cute little jumper. Now again I love this and SYS was not someone I knew very well previously but I feel it was almost too cute for something called “Bish Box” maybe it was just the theme. I really loved all the detail on this. On the inside of the little ears they are pink. That type of stuff I just adore because that shows the time and effort that goes into making a quality piece.

I also want to point out the little collar. Now I am not a collar person at all. They aren’t something I would normally wear, I may just end up using it for photos. More than likely though it will be sitting collecting dust in my inventory. But that does not mean that it isn’t well done. It came with a nice little HUD that I neglected to get photos of but it basicly just changes the color of the leather and color of the metals. It came in the box in pink. I didn’t feel it in pink lol. It was from Kibitz. I have seen them at Gacha events but never played their gachas because I think I have only seen their collars. I know the Arcade is coming up and I hope they will be there with something else because I would love to see what else they have.

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Last but not least we have a costume make up set from Identity. Again, this is another brand I wasn’t familiar with but I really loved the different options with this make up and it looked really cute. The HUD is super simple to use and looks really nice. This will be great for if I ever want to do a kitty cosplay or dress up for an event at a club!

Overall I thought Bish Box was pretty good. There was some stuff I don’t see myself using a lot but there wasn’t anything I really hated. The biggest issue I had was the texturing on the Nani hair and I ❤ Fashion jumpsuit. This hasn’t put me off Bish Box or the designers though, I know that one outfit from one box isn’t a fair judgment of their work.

I will more than likely get Bish Box again in the future, even next month as their theme I heard is Rocker Girl or something along those lines so I may check it out again.

Any suggestions on next month’s box? Comment below and I will take your opinions on what we should do next! Thanks so much for sticking it out to the end.

Between the unboxing, photos and writting this post it took about 6 hours plus worth or work…. so that is hell of a lot of work. I hope it was worth it. Stay tuned over the next couple days for the Bish Box photo set (which I get to start working on a little later today).

My Second Life · Shopping Adventures

Shopping Adventures: Zombie Suicide

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I think the reason a lot of people in SL who love to shop become bloggers because we feel the need to justify our shopping habits… or at least that is what I am telling myself. While waiting for the Bish Box to be sent out this morning I was like hey lets go try out a new store. I picked Zombie Suicide for the most random of reasons… I liked the name and the owner followed me on Flickr. SO off I went.

It is a nice enough store, very large. It was a little hard to find some of the stuff that I was looking for but it only added to the exploring factor. There is some sort of special going on this weekend. Their VIP group is free for a short period of time and there are free gifts plus you get 25% store credit… which is always a bonus for me. I didn’t have a ton of L$ to drop but I ran around and grabbed a few different things that caught my eye.

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So going through my inventory I noticed I had already gotten an eyeshadow applier pack from their store before so I opted for another make up applier first. This time I snagged the “Valentine” lip stick pack. It had some neat colors that I normally wouldn’t have gotten. I liked the purple a lot and based the rest of my make up around that for the photos.

All their make up is about 200L$ which is fine in my book but the only thing I have to say annoys me about ZS make up appliers is there are separate applier huds for each color. I would love to see on HUD for all the colors like many other brands do and pictures of the color you are applying would be awesome as well. I liked a lot of the make ups but the applier situation does kinda make me question if I am going to go back and pick up any more. Perhaps in the future they will change their HUD system, but I will defiantly keep checking back to see what new make up they have for sure. Their make up comes with a few different appliers including, Omega, Catwa and Lelutka so between those three you should be covered!

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The next item I snagged up was this cute crop top called “Lissy Top”, it is super cute. I like how it fit. Like a lot of mesh clothes it did clip a bit in spots with some of the poses I was using and with my new bento AO from Tuty’s but for the most part is was nothing that a little time playing around with the Alpha on my body couldn’t fix. It does come in a variety of sizes for the different body types. It comes with a color changing HUD and some of the other colors were really nice as well, but as always black is my go to color.

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Shoes are something I actually forget about a lot when I am out shopping. I hated the pre-mesh prim shoes so I pretty much always wore the same pair for years. With the new mesh systems it makes having a lot of different styles of shoes much easier. I am enjoying the new options.

I liked these shoes called “New Day Plats” because they looked like they were summer shoes but for someone with a darker color pallet, which I have. Just because I wear a lot of dark colors doesn’t mean I don’t want cute summer shoes too. The texture change HUD worked great and it comes with a lot of different color options you don’t see available with such a cute shoe. At 250$L they were the most expensive item I got today from the store but they were totally worth it!

I feel like overall the brand is in some kind of transition, I had popped over there a few weeks ago and they were in the middle of remodel of the store… SO that make me very curious to see what they are going to be doing in the coming months.

I would love to see some more clothes from Zombie Suicide, even though some of skirts were not my personal style being so short… I loved the textures on them. I liked almost all the texture work I saw on the clothes so that is really important for me when I am looking at over all brands.

Zombie Suicide Marketplace Store – https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/7035

Zombie Suicide Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/56813494@N08

 

Non- Zombie Suicide Items in the photos –

Hair – Doe

Skin – Glam Affair (FLF)

Leggings – Blueberry

Necklace – Plastik

Ears – Mandala

Tattoos – Inhale