Cheep & ChiChi Retires

I’ve recently decided that I want to re-focus my blogging and ‘Cheep & ChiChi,’ while I’ve enjoyed it immensely, no longer quite fits what I have in mind. I’ll be leaving the blog up for anyone who might like to see the archive (and for my own nostalgia!) but, after today, it won’t be updated.

I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has ever stopped by, sponsored and/or supported Cheep & ChiChi – I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog – if you’d like to follow my current projects, please stop by my flickr stream or new blog, Dreaming of Hoopoes.

Best of all wishes

Chia ❤

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Falling Embers

Falling Embers
Just stopping by to showcase these gorgeous lashes by no.7 available at L’accessoires until December 8th.. they include a colour-change HUD with 4 metal and 8 gem colour options and I think they are absolutely stunning!

This was also another opportunity for me to buy some more of my favourite DECO hair – I love the way it works with COCO‘s doll avatar and I’m kinda pleased with the way this pic turned out in general – if you’d like to see a much bigger version just give it a click as the blog layout does tend to make things pretty small.

Best wishes and see you soon!

Credits

Accessories
Jewelry: ‘Changing Season Couture Lashes‘ – no.7 (@L’accessoires) – L$150*..
..with 4 metal and 8 gem options.

Body
Head: ‘Kyoko (ClosedEyes)‘ – COCOL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]..
..all the old DOLLCOCO heads released as non-rigged versions, 9 in total.
Body: ‘Doll Body‘ – COCOL$450
Hair: ‘Hiveish Hair (Ember)‘ – DECOL$250

Photo Tools
Pose: ‘Closeup 11‘ – GlitteratiL$100 – 11-pose pack

[*review copies received with thanks!]

And I Feel Fine

And I Feel Fine

It’s the end of the world as we know it..

Genre has started a new round and, this time, the theme is Post Apocalyptic. Chariot‘s contribution are these fabulous scavenged breastplates – they are modifiable so I had no trouble fitting them to my shape and the textures are exquisite, as always. There are three versions available: ‘Unstoppable‘ (pictured), ‘No Entry‘ and ‘Diverted‘ – they cost just L$50 each or you can buy all three for L$100. The round is open until December 12th and is packed full of incredible items so be sure to hop on over!

I also want to mention this androgynous ‘Jahne Doe‘ skin by Deluxe Body Factory because I am utterly in love with it! It’s one of the prizes in MadPea’s latest interactive hunt/game, Blood Letters. A modifiable shape is also included but I used my own because I really like the way it looks on my current face shape.

Blood Letters is an unusual and compelling murder-mystery game that unfolds a little bit each day. You need a HUD to play (costs L$400) which allows you to pick up clues – you receive prizes at the rate of one a day (if you miss a day, don’t worry – you can go back along the time line, you just can’t skip ahead) and then a bunch more at the end; they have all been stunning so far (you’ll have to wait a little longer for this skin as the story hasn’t reached that location yet.) I’ve been playing along and it really is a lot of fun with a great sense of community in the MadPea group as we all try to solve the case! The game runs until November 30th and the starting point is here; full instructions on how to play can be found over at the MadPea blog. The experience is most definitely adult-orientated so I would recommend making sure you are comfortable with the themes before taking part.

Thanks for reading – see you all soon!

Chia ❤

And I Feel Fine_closeup

Jahne Doe

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Breastplates: ‘Roadwarrior Breastplate (Unstoppable)Chariot (@Genre) – L$50*
Overalls: ‘My Overall (Dark Blue)‘ – monsoL$315
Shoes: ‘Belted Ankle Boots‘ – COCOL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]

Body
Hair & Hairbase: ‘Trilby (Hot 02)‘ – Raw HouseL$150 – 10-colour pack
Skin: ‘Jahne Doe‘ – Deluxe Body FactoryL$0 – MadPea Blood Letters Hunt Prize..*
..you need to purchase a HUD and follow the game to gain this (and many other) fantastic prize(s).
Read more here.
Eyes: ‘Luminous (London Fog)‘ – MayflyL$0 – Freebie
Shape: usual (modified)

Photo Tools
Pose: ‘BrokenDoll02‘ – Fruct0seL$40
Windlight: ‘Apocalyptic Sky‘ by sian – available for download here

Location
I just rezzed a dock from the ‘Walkable Structures‘ pack by KIDD Creations onto the bit of my sim that faces the ocean.

[*review copies received with thanks!]

LOTD ~ 11-10-14: Sunny

111014LOTD Sunny

A quick look inspired by some lovely free-to-join My Kawaii World group gifts over at antielle.

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Dress: ‘Marin Magique (Sunny)‘ – antielleL$0 – My Kawaii World Group Gift [Free to Join]
Shoes: ‘Gyaru Heels (Cream)‘ – Violent SeductionL$199 (for Medium Slink AvEnhance Feet only)
Parasol: ‘Birdcage Umbrella (Gold)‘ – NYU – includes poses, past event item/not currently available

Body
Hair: ‘Helie II‘ – LCKY – past VIP Group Gift [L$500 to Join] – not currently available
Skin: ‘Sora <Vanilla> Sugoi (Sunshine)‘ – Pink FuelL$300..
..includes 9 brow colour options. Slink appliers sold separately, L$100 each.
Eyes: ‘Luminous (London Fog)‘ – MayflyL$0 – Freebie
Lashes: ‘C01 Natural Eyelashes‘ – FTLL$280 – Fatpack
Freckles: ‘Heart Freckles (Tinted)‘ – MiaSnow – past group gift/not currently available
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Mouse)‘ – SlinkL$450
Feet: ‘AvEnhance Feet Female (Medium)‘ – SlinkL$675
Nailpolish (Slink applier): ‘Marin Magique (Sunny)‘ – antielleL$0 – My Kawaii World Group Gift [Free to Join]..
..includes 3 versions for both finger and toenails.
Tattoo: ‘Birds Cage‘ – BOOB-LiSHL$10 – includes tattoo layer and various appliers
Shape: usual

Haunted

Haunted

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If you’re still looking for Halloween inspiration, you should really check out what MadPea has to offer on the Marketplace – they have two stores there: older items and more current ones – there is something for all budgets and, being MadPea, the items are quirky and packed with the kind of atmosphere perfect for this time of year.

Wondering where I am in the picture? Well.. I’m the table.. this fab avatar is just L$10 and I am totally in love with it..

Table closeup

‘Just Desserts’

..because it’s totally random and fun to just blend into your surroundings (assuming your surroundings make flesh-eating pies on period furniture seem normal!)

I scuttled off to take this picture at the creepily fantastic Bentham Manor, which is part of the Green Mire II Hunt. Today is the last day Green Mire is open and the last day of the hunt so make sure you wrap everything up and grab your last photo opportunities while you can – there are also two new gifts to pick up if you’re in Madpea’s free-to-join group:

Pea in Captivity Necklace

MadPea 8000 Watch

Lots, lots more is coming in November, including MadPea’s first adult only hunt – Blood Letters – I’ll be bringing you details soon, or you can always check out their awesome  official blog!

Have a spooktacular time, everyone!

 Credits

Avatar: ‘Just Desserts‘ – MadPeaL$10
Location: Bentham Manor

Odile

Odile

Today is the last day of the Mystic Realms Faire so you have just enough time (I hope) to swoop over and grab this amazing and beautifully-crafted crown by Chariot which was the inspiration behind today’s outfit. There are more fab goodies to be found in sian’s stall and the fair in general is stunning, so, if you haven’t already done so and you have some free time today, I really recommend you taking this final opportunity to visit.

I’ve been playing around with PicMonkey‘s newest comic book features and I like the dramatic way this turned out – particularly the dot shading on the skin (which is a beautiful L$70 bargain by Swallow currently found at The Dressing Room Fusion.) I really enjoy working on photos like this when I get the chance but I still appreciate how beautiful the items are on their own –  scroll down past the credits if you would like to see the unedited shot.

Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Crown: ‘Princess of the Rains and Rivers‘ – Chariot (@Mystic Realms Faire) – L$150
Shoulder Pieces: ‘Anja Fur Shoulders (Black)‘ – House of Fox – no longer available
Bodysuit: ‘Dolly Suit (Kohl)‘ – Miseria – not currently available
Corset: ‘Nairi Corset (Ash)‘ – RiskeL$175

Body:
Hair & Hairbase: ‘Lika Updo (Black 2)‘ – MiamaiL$200 – 4-colour pack
Skin: ‘Monia Halloween v2‘ – Swallow (@TDRF) – L$70..
..also includes 4 brow colour options, and appliers for Slink hands, feet & Physique.
Eyes: ‘Woeful Eyes (Transparent)‘ – Brixley – this version not currently available
Eyeliner: ‘The Doll Eyeliner‘ – no.7 (@booN apartments) – L$25
Eyelashes: ‘Fallen Feathers‘ – no.7 (@booN apartments) – L$25
Tattoo: ‘Oil Owl (Oil Slick Collar 100%)‘ – Clemmm & ContraptionL$300..
..also includes further tattoo layers, eyes, nose piece, eye pulls, and various appliers.

Photo Tools
Pose: my own
Windlight: greyskymoon

[*review copy – diolch yn fawr, sian!]

Odile unedited

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LOTD ~ 10-22-14: Dem Bones

102214LOTD Dem Bones
I love this time of year and everywhere I turn people seem to be releasing the cutest things; there are loads of free and cheap items popping up all over the place. My dress is a new free-to-join group gift from COCO – and I absolutely love it – it’s just so sexy (with side slits you can’t see in this photo) yet casual and it’s going to be a while before I take it back off! The incredibly detailed collar is a new VIP gift from Remarkable Oblivion. This group costs L$50 to join but there are a whole bunch of amazing gifts available for such a tiny price.

The super-cute hair with eyeball bows is by LaViere and can be found at Trunk or Treat – this colour is from the red fatpack, which is totally free, and I think I remember the other packs only being priced at L$80 each. A HUD to change the colour of the bows is also included. Trunk or Treat is a kid-friendly event but there is plenty for adults to enjoy too – most carts seem to have a freebie and it’s a lovely little market to look around – it ends on November 5th, so be sure to visit before then.

I’m also totally in love with this skin by 7 Deadly s{K}ins, which can be found at a discounted price at the fab Feeb’s Rascal’s St. Sales Room – the colouring is just beautiful, especially on this freckled version.

Finally, Ricielli is having another hunt to say goodbye to their old store as they refurbish.. there are 20 gorgeous, and generous, prizes available – including a fatpack of these stunning shoes – all for just L$15 each. You can see a line-up of the prizes on their Facebook page and I think the hunt ends around November 12th.

Back again soon, thanks for reading!

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Dress: ‘Tee Dress (Black)‘ – COCOL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]
Collar: ‘Oracle Collar‘ – Remarkable OblivionL$0 – VIP Group Gift [L$50 to Join]
Shoes: ‘Malinda Heels (Black)‘ – RicielliL$15 – Hunt Prize, 8-colour pack

Body
Hair: ‘Sabrina (Fire)‘ – LaViere (@Trunk or Treat) – L$0 – Freebie, 5-colour pack
Skin: ‘Feeb’s Sacha v2‘ – 7 Deadly s{K}ins (@Feeb’s Rascals St. Sales Room) – L$400*..
..includes 2 versions, and appliers for Lola’s Tango, and Slink Hands & Feet
Eyes: ‘Leo Eyes (Green)‘ – BrixleyL$1 – Dollarbie, 7-colour pack
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Elegant 1)‘ – SlinkL$450
Feet: ‘AvEnhance Feet Female (High)‘ – SlinkL$675
Nailpolish (Slink applier): ‘High Shine‘ – Simply ChaotixL$149 – 31-colour pack*
Shape: usual

[*review copy received with thanks!]

Pose/Prop
Bones‘ – GlitteratiL$0 – Freebie