After listening to Infected Mushroom for about four hours, what started out as a shoot for the Mandala Shopping Spree(tm) I went on the other day turned into an ethereal exploration of the pretty colors in the middle of my sim. It was one of the rare moments when I wonder what the people who are higher than kites experience when listening to their music. Not being one to indulge in illicit substances (unless caffeine counts…) now that I’m on the far side of my adventurous youth, I often sit and wonder what the rest of the world sees and how it compares to what I’m experiencing.
Its also almost 1:00am as I write this, its been a long day, and I’m not firing on all thrusters.
So I went on a Mandala shopping spree the other day thanks to a good friend tossing me the link and saying, “New shiny!” which is really all it takes to get me to grab my pocket book and run full tilt like a barbie on stilts. I have a serious kink for bangles and bracelets and piercings and shiny things adoring me in various places- as the 28 piercings and the tattoo on my RL body will attest. Combine that with what my brother calls an exceptionally astute passion for Retail Therapy and I’m all about new shiny things.
/cut to daytime a day later, because distraction is the better part of valor and I spent an hour taking pictures of someone else because he came to help me with an idea and the next thing you know there were SQUIRREL! photoshop filters applied and it was 2am. But his photo came out great!
Where was I? Oh, right, Mandala.
I’ve never been a huge fan of chunky jewelry but if anyone could make me wear it, it would be Mandala. The men’s line is more masculine with sharp edges by contrast to most of the women’s line but there are a few of those chunky styles I could see myself wearing. Most notably new, however, and at the top of my shopping list, were the 4 new earring styles (with ears, natch).
Being the pierced nutjob that I am in RL, I’m always on the lookout for multiple ear piercings. There are lots of good ones out there to choose from so there’s really no excuse to not find something you like if you’re into that sort of thing. I’m not a huge fan of the stretched-to-infinity lobes- mine are currently at a 00 on both sides and that’s big enough for me- so the slight stretch on these new ones from Mandala suited me just fine.
The most impressive piece of the new ears is the HUD. Skin color, Piercing metal and the diamond studs each have their own color picker as well as an RGB selector to individually tone the pieces to achieve a unique look and perfect skin match.
The bracelets and bangles are VERY well done. Besides just being nicely shaped, they stretch to fit with an easy menu system and don’t get blown out of shape when you make them fit. Quite snug from wrist to mid-forearm.
All in all, a very nice haul from Mandala. Oh yes.
Hair: /wasabi pills/ – Erik – Night Shadow
Skin: FRUK – Jeremy – Shade 2
Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes – Warm Silver Pale
Facial Piercings: ~*Souzou Eien*~ Of Obsidian Pearls (Lip and Nose), Mekare Brow/Nostril/Lip/Earlobe
Ears: UNISEX[MANDALA]STEKING_ears_ver4(wear me to unpack)
Necklace: T.E.D. Toik/blk
Bracelet: [MANDALA]OKAKI Bracelet set/Black
Belt: [MANDALA]MIKOTO BELT/BLACK
Shirt: T.E.D. – FM Set Draken v2
Pants: ***Karma*** – Suspenders BlacK, Top White, Baggy White
Pose: Niquotine – Propped (No longer in world)