You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘mermaid’ tag.
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into an underwater cavern at the B@re Rose Art Gallery. The theme for this exhibit is Underwater, and I’ve pulled a couple of vintage pieces from my inventory as well as a few in world photos just for this very special exhibit. This is the first time I’ve shown my SL photography in a public gallery in Second Life.
The exhibit runs through the end of February, don’t miss this extraordinary exhibit!
- B@re Rose Gallery of Art: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bare%20Rose/244/61/31
Nomine, well known for well-made unusual skins has a new line out for mermaids. The skins come in several colour options, and have a feature I love: The tail is painted directly on the skins! That’s right, no more awkward prim pieces, just a long, sleek look from your waist to the tip of your tail.
Each colour comes with two versions, a sparkle version, and what I guess you could call a ‘normal’ version. The sparkle version has the shimmers and highlights you would expect to see with merfolk, while the ‘normal’ skins are perfect not only for mer, but for their land-based fantasy cousins: faeries and elves.
The skins packages are a great deal for your Linden Dollar, for the price you’ll pay at most shops for a skin alone, you get four versions of the skin (sparkle and normal in both tail and no-tail versions), the tail parts (fins), eyes, and some mer animations to get you started.
in the photo above you can see the normal version of the melusine skin, while the sparkle version is shown below.
Hairstyle in the two top photos are from Tekeli-li, in the two bottom photos is shown Eve, from Wasabi pills.
Poses are from Club Mermaid and Diesel Works.
I stumbled on Club Mermaid, and was delighted to discover a beautiful environ for merfolk that includes a dance club, lovely landscaped areas with nooks to snuggle in, and wonderful shops that have pretty tails, animations, and mer-furnishings for you.
You’ll find tails by Club Mermaid, but don’t stop at the freebie table then leave, take the time to explore and to see everything there is to see, you won’t be disappointed.
You’ll find a free basic mer AO (Animation Over-ride) in Merberry, as well as the free Halloween Tail shown below (though it might have been changed after this post). Note that tails do not ‘work’ without a mer AO, so pick up the free one when you pick up your tails.
The lovely tails shown above, AquaOrange and Frozen Mermaid, are both free! Just stop by and pick them up. Then go exploring. You’ll find Merberry next door.
Glossilymermaid Christmas, shown above, is perfect for the holiday season. It’s bright, and gaudy, and has packages that poof presents.. all the Christmassy fun we’ve come to know and love. Pick it up for free and hold onto it till this Christmas, you know you want to!
After you’ve explored Club Mermaid and danced the night away, head on over to Two Moons Paradise for more exploring.
This place has one of the prettiest mermaid dance clubs I’ve seen yet. Clue: There are more than one, look for the one in the picture above. Seriously,. I’m in love with these two sims, they’re so pretty!
- Club Mermaid: http://slurl.com/secondlife/EternalS/54/209/30
- Two Moon Paradise: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Two%20Moon%20Paradise/64/150/2
Ann Orchid sent me a note card a few days telling me about a new mer sim her friend was working on. I love note cards like this!
I had picked up some tails from Mermaid Treasure Boutique recently, and this gave me the perfect opportunity to check the new sim out, and take some pictures to show you. Please note that the tails and hairstyles pictured below are not free.
The sim features dances for merfolk, and the beginnings of some tunnels you can swim through to explore new areas. Be advised, it’s not done yet, so there’s not a lot to see at this point in time; but it shows the beginnings of a sim that will be fun for merfolk to explore. The builder is open to ideas and suggestions, so feel free to check it out (even in this early stage of development.. and send some suggestions along! You can find the link at the bottom of this post.
Shown above is the Snake Eyes mermaid tail, from MTB. Skin from Cupcakes and a hairstyle from Wasabi pills complete this ensemble. The red body tattoo is from the Fallen Gods descent hunt, and top is from Mermaid Reef.
One of the mermaids and Minis mermaid tails is shown above. These tails come with a coordinating mini that can be worn by landlubbers. Hairstyle is from Wasabi Pills, and the brightly coloured skin is from Grim Bros (free!). You can see an example of the mini included with these tails at my Flickr page.
Tempest Touched, shown below, is suitable for mermen or mermaids. It comes with the cool top shown in the picture. Hairstyle is from Vita’s Boudoir, and the skin is from Fallen Gods.
- Mermaid Treasure & Boutique: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Soyeonpyeongdo/151/239/277
- MTB Blog: http://www.mermaidtreasure.com/
Photgraphed on location at Mer-cave at Furturesurf.
Visiting an Art Gallery featuring portraits of SL mermaids, I stumbled upon a little shop called Tails of the Water. It’s a small shop with a few colourful tails offered for a nominal price. Best of all, there is a free tail for you to try.
This tail is a little different from many tails I see around the watery grid, it relies more on textures than on prims.. though there are indeed prim parts. You’ll find the free tail in the box marked Anan’sMerBox. Please note that this tail does not include a mermaid AO, and you will need a mermaid AO for your tail to look right. Without the AO you’ll like like a human walking about in a mermaid costume. To get a free beginner mermaid AO, go to Mermaid Reef. You’ll find the AO downstairs, just follow the arrow.
Now that you have your new look, head back to Tails of the Water, and walk (or swim) down the pathway to the right of the shop. You’ll find an underwater area to explore, just watch out for Cthulhu
To complete the look as shown shown above, head over to Grim Bros and pick up the free pack of Rainbow Skins; you’ll find them behind the elephant. The hairstyle is from Vita’s Boudoir, and will set you back 300L$ for three colours..
- Tails of the Water: http://slurl.com/secondlife/BALDWIN/187/225/31
I don’t mean Australia, I mean the real down under.
Any long term reader of this blog knows that I love mermaid tails and being a mermaid in SL. It’s one of the things I can be in SL that I can’t be in real life, because no matter how good the mermaid costume might be in real life.. I still can’t really breathe under water.
Not without scuba gear at least.
I’ve done the whole scuba thing.. and scuba diving is amazing, but it doesn’t make me a real mermaid.
I’m always thrilled when I can point readers toward some free tails, because I know that some of you have never tried being a mermaid. Once you try it.. I know you’re going to want to go out and buy your first tail, and after that.. you’re hooked! Well, not literally I hope.
You can try your first mermaid tail at Trident Mermaid Lagoon, one of many places to pick up a trial tail. It’s a good idea to try out many tails before buying one, because everyone has his or her likes and dislikes where tails are concerned. It doesn’t mean that one kind of tail is better than another.. only that we’re all different.
And being different is what it’s all about.
With a mermaid tail you can try all those unusual skins and hairstyles you’ve been dieing to try out.. but weren’t quite sure what to wear with.
- Trident Mermaid Lagoon: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Horse%20Ranch/60/74/22
T1g3y Oh, of aeNigma always comes up with very creative mer tails, and she makes them available to mer (and potential mer) at a very affordable price.
Right now there is a tail in the lucky board at aeNigma, and if you want a tail that’s a little different, have always wanted to try getting your mer on , or if you need an original Halloween costume, this tail is for you.
The HarleFin Tail (Did you catch the play on words?) is a delightfully fun tail in seasonal colours of orange and purple. The tail fin moves like a real tail; I sat and watched it, transfixed, for a few moments. Really.
The back of this tail has additional fins for detail. I love the little adipose fin hides the ‘heel hump’ that is always a problem with tails not using sculpty tails. You can call it your heel-hump-be-gone solution! Full body tattoos are included on all layers for a complete look.
Also on the lucky board is a full set of make-up layers. Since I am not on the 2.0 viewer (rebel that I am), I’m including a photo of the make-ups provided by Miss Oh.
You’ll find one lucky board in each shop, visit both shops to win both prizes. You can also find several gifts in the shops, including a starter tail and an awesome tattoo layer. I’ve blogged the tattoo layer previously, you can see it here.
Please note that with most mermaid tails you will need an animation over-rider (AO) designed for mermaids. Without the AO your tail will not look right. T1g3y Oh includes a free basic AO for mer in her starter tail set.
- aeNigma: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vernian%20Deep/23/172/7
- aenigma 2: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dreamers%20Bay/150/235/19
The Dreamer’s Bay location uses a central telehub. After your arrival, just follow the red arrow to aeNigma.
aenigma has some new tails for all of you folks who like to explore the seas of Second Life. These tails are perfect for males or females, so grab your friends and get over to aeNigma to grab a little tail.
The newest series, called Mer Chere, comes in several colours. You’ll be able to fit your mermaid personality perfectly with one of these pretty tails.
And if you like to collect pretty baubles from the floor of the ocean, aeNigma has mermaid’s purses for you.
Now, some of you might know that shark eggs are referred to mermaid’s purses, and this might have you a little worried, but fear not! These mermaid’s purses are empty, and ready to be filled with all the treasures you collect.
Who says that mermaids can’t be as fashionable as any fashionista out there?
The Mer Chere tails are only 100L$ each.. a bargain, and the purses are only 50L$ for all three. Just think of all the wonderful, pretty baubles you can fit in these purses!
aeNigma has a new tail out for you merfolk out there. It’s a sweetheart of a tail (pun fully intended) that’s out just in time for Valentine’s day, and it’s only 100L$.
Once you’re equipped with fins, you’re ready to explore the deep. If you have no idea where to go, check out my “So you want to be a mer..” page for some suggestions.
t1g3y Oh was kind enough to let me know about a wonderful tattoo she has available in her shops.
For Halloween she made some tattoos with deep sea creatures. The full set which is tintable on all layers for sale L$100. However, there is also a FREE set in black only as a gift at her shops. It will always be available .
- aeNigma, Vernian Deep: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vernian%20Deep/23/172/7
- aeNigma, Armada Breakaway: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Armada%20Breakaway/134/172/2
- aeNigma, 7 Seas Shopping: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Serena%20Montecito/141/115/2