A Little More Personal: Alina Rubaneko

Hello gentle readers! Its been awhile, hasn’t it? Today I’m sharing my interview with one of my favorite artists on Flickr, Alina Rubaneko.

Prue: Hi Alina! Thank you so much for letting me ask you some questions to get to know you better. I appreciate your time.

Alina: Hi, Prue! I want to thank you for this wonderful invitation.

My name is Alina Rubanenko. I was born and live in Ukraine, in the big and beautiful city called Dnipro. I am an artist, a writer, YouTuber and a huge dreamer. I am 31 y.o. beautiful blue-eyed woman. I graduated from Radio Electronics College. I used to work at a telephone station, at an Internet provider company, and even at the same college that I graduated from. But I have never been happy in the realization of these areas.
I love life. This is a huge playground for creation. I love Art. What I use in all aspects of my life today. I am a freelance artist, creating oil paintings and writing a books.

PrueWhen did you first discover your love of art and how long did it take for you to see your talent?

Alina: I draw since childhood. And somehow I always knew that I had a talent. It wasn’t a discovery for me. Like all children, I loved to draw, but do it more and with a special interest.
My father wanted to be an artist, but he had to let go of this dream. He had no support in this from the family, probably it played a huge role in his life. And I inherited from him this passion for art.

Prue: Are you self taught or did you have a teacher?

AlinaYes, I am self-taught. But I graduated from art school. It was in my teenage years. I was not particularly serious about studying at that time. Years later, I took my studies in my own hands. The art school gave me a certain base. Invaluable experience. But in reality it turned out – the best teacher is myself. Practice, practice and another ten times practice. Conscious and with a serious approach.

Prue: What are some of your inspirations?

Alina:  Anything, even anyone can inspire me. It is always unpredictable and sudden. Music helps me a lot in the work process and inspires me very often. Movies and artworks of other artists.
It happens that inspiration comes when I sit down to work, in the process. When I don’t know what I want. Especially during commissioned work. I plunge into a special creative state, which is very difficult to explain. It can only be felt.

Prue: Are you active within any online games/communities? If so, which ones?

AlinaI don’t play online games. I don’t play games at all. This is very rare and in my entire life I can count no more than two games that I have passed. Well, maybe three. I used to be a part of the Sims community. And I still use this game to visualize my ideas.

Prue: What are your hopes for the future with your art?

Alina: I want to be more professional, learn more, be able to more. To be in demand and interesting to others. And, of course, making more money with my creativity.
I also want to inspire people, be useful and share my experience with others. I dream about greater happiness and prosperity for all of us.

Prue: Before we part ways, is there anything else you would like to add about yourself I may not have touched on with my questions?

Alina: Because of my many hours of practice in drawing, I spend quite a bit of time online. Truth be told, I hate social networks. I have never had a good relationship with any of them. They are very necessary for my work, but I cannot and do not want to devote a lot of time to them. So it’s hard to catch me let’s say on the Facebook or other. But I regularly post my works on Instagram, on Flickr, and doing my channel on YouTube. Also I’m always available on email. So I have not a very big and active online life, like others have.

Visit Alina’s Flickr to view more of her work and don’t forget to check out her commissions page. Below is my current piece from her for the Holidays. Merry Christmas everyone.

Collabor88, Fashion, Hair, New Releases, Skins, Uncategorized


Hello gentle readers!.

C88 is back with a brand new round, featuring a rainy theme. I kind of dig it, I mean, virtual rain that is. For this shot I decided to do a simple backdrop of greenery. xx



  • Hair: Little Bones(Nova Faeyre)-Tachyon in blondes @ C88
  • Skin-Glam Affair(Aida Ewing)-Georgie in Jamaica(Catwa applier) @ C88
  • Jacket-ISON(Harry Hyx)-Jessica in Sea @ C88
  • Jeans-Addams(Amalia Rainwood)-Ornella High Rise in N*15
Appliers, Catwa, TRÈS CHIC, Uncategorized

Sweater Weather

Hello again gentle readers.


I asked you all on Flickr what you thought about the Insol Mia applier on my Catwa head Kori and it was an overwhelming agreement that I should buy her, so I went and nabbed her from TRÈS CHIC. This is my first ever purchase from Insol and it was the best i’ve made in awhile. My favorite piece of this applier is the nose, because its so darn cute and creates a similar likeness to my RL nose. 

I’m so happy fall is officially here!. The crisp air, the color changing leaves and pumpkin spice!. Yes, im that basic bitch. In my case though, I prefer to call it, Prupkin Spice(see what I did there?).


  • Applier: Insol(almercury)-Mia in Peach @ TRÈS CHIC
  • Head: Catwa(Catwa Clip)-Kori
  • Hair: Exile(Kavar Cleanslate)-Minutes in Reverse
  • Sweater: Pixicat(Areve)-Cozy in Plum
Appliers, Catwa, New Releases, Skins, Uncategorized

Pink Fuel-Liya

Hello again gentle readers!. Two blogs within a span of a day? WHAT?!


Pink Fuel has released a brand new applier for Catwa heads called Liya and I would be liya’n to you if I didn’t tell you how much I love her. She comes in all current skin tones and features 11 Eyeshadows, 8 Eyebrows (No-Eyebrow included), 5 Eyebrow Tattoos, 19-21 Lipsticks: Glosses and Mattes (depending on skintone), No Blush and Contoured face shading variations, Freckles, Shaved Brow Options and Monolid and Creased Eye Version. For my post, im wearing the contoured version on Kori, as I love the depth it gives.


The HUD(which is a bit blurry, sorry guys!) is simple to use, everything is easily accessible. This applier is incredibly versatile, as is all of Mochi’s work. This chic is crazy talented!.

I also wanted to take a piece of this post and dedicate it to Sassy’s Blog Post about sharing your blog link, Flickr photos etc, on that brand’s social media or Flickr to essentially cross-promote and help the brand drive up its sales by seeing various items used in different ways; showing how versatile that brands item(s) can be when different bloggers put their own touches on its use such as photography style and artistic direction. I think this is a fabulous idea and will be doing this from now on. Read the post for yourself to determine if its something you yourself as a blogger, would like to participate in.


  • Applier-Pink Fuel(Mochi Milena)-Liya in Biscuit
  • Hair-LeLutka(Thora Charron)-Travail
  • Head-Catwa(Catwa Clip)-Kori
  • Lashes-Buzzeri(Eleri Catlyn)-The Prom Night Lash-Natural 
Fashion, Gachas, Hair, Mesh Body, Mesh Head, New Releases, Uber, Uncategorized

Bubble Pop!

Hello gentle readers! The new round of Uber has started and like always, I love it all; especially Fishy Strawberry.

Fae really hit it out of the park for me this round with her Dismay Princess two piece torn top and tutu skirt.  So if you feel like dipping your toes into the punk’y sweet princess pool, this is the perfect outfit for it.



  • Hairs-Lamb(Lamb Bellic)Wolf/Elikatira(Elika Tiramisu)-Zanna/Atomic(Ivy Graves)-Gacha // Harajuku Me // Bunny – Mythical
  • Bubblegum-Pink Fuel(Mochi Milena)-Yum v2
  • Outfit-Fishy Strawberry(Fae Eriksen)-Dismay Princess with Black, Dark Grey, Light Grey top, White, Black and Neon Pink tutu’s @Uber
  • Body-Maitreya(Onyx LeShelle)-Lara
  • Hands-SLink(Siddean Munro)-Casual


Collabor88, Event Coverage, Hair, The Arcade, Uncategorized

Take It Slow with that Southern Shade

Hello gentle readers!

Its time again for a new round of C88 and of course Exile is participating with two gorgeous new hairs, Take It Slow and Southern Shade. 


I wanted to put a little bit of pride into this post, after listening to Sia’s new song, The Greatest, thats dedicated to the 49 Pulse victims.


  • Hairs-Exile(Kavar Cleanslate)-Southern Shade & Take It Slow @ C88
  • Head-Catwa(Catwa Clip)-Kori-Open Mouth1
  • Skin-Glam Affair(Aida Ewing)-Lilo in America with makeup 03
  • Coat-Birdy(Tyr Rozenblum)-Fur Coat – Maitreya – Dark  @ The Arcade 
  • Dress-Birdy(Tyr Rozenblum)-Corset Dress – Maitreya – Pink @ The Arcade
Event Coverage, Gachas, Hair, The Arcade, Uncategorized

Exile @ The Arcade September

Hello gentle readers!

Its time again for the aracde, one of my favorite gacha events. This new round looks spectacular.

I ditched my mesh head this post in favor of my stock one; its still pretty(I hope).

Exile is participating with two hair styles, Hot or Cold, is  50L to play with 20 to collect, of which two are rare; the rares are the Naturals. I ended up switching them around though for this photo, so you have Cold or Hot for my blog, lols!.



FaMESHed May: Fishy Strawberry & Baiastice

Hi there readers!.

Its officially been three years since FaMESHed opened their doors and helped push mesh items to the forefront of our SLives. It’s crazy to think its been that long but time sure does fly when you’re shopping. For FaMESHed’s 3rd anniversary, 55 stores have created some amazing mesh creations as well as a free gift for FaMESHed Update Group Members. I myself wasn’t in the group(I know bad Prue, bad bad bad) but joining is free of course. Just keep an eye out for a blue box at each stall, then just click it.

Baiastice offers up the ILary dress which comes in 8 normal colors & 4 prints. Each dress has a sheer and solid version. Sissy’s gift is the gorgeous Ariel cuff. Deeply in love with this ensemble, its perfection!.

Fishy Strawberry’s Anniversario Playsuit is sexy and fun. I don’t normally wear outfits like this(im a dress kind of gal) but I really enjoy this suit. Fae’s gift are the Fly Glasses im wearing. They include a HUD for lots of mix and match options.


Outfit 1

  • Dress-Baiastice(Sissy Pessoa)-Ilary in Pink & Midnight print @ FaMESHed
  • Cuff-Baiastice(Sissy Pessoa)-Ariel, gift @ FaMESHed
  • Hairs-Exile(Kavar Cleanslate)-Temptation Awaits in Mercury & Starcrossed in Solution
  • Skin-Glam Affair(Aida Ewing)-Katra Party Asia 02

Outfit 2


At home with Prue

Hello gentle readers!.

I’ve been meaning for awhile now to do an ‘at home’ post. I just haven’t had the right house till now!. I fell in love with the Rage Works Pink Skyloft after I found a photo of the gacha on Flickr. It was an older one I had missed, so I set out to find it. Luckily I found it with minimal looking and happily put it up. It was far beyond my expectations. I don’t think i’ve ever felt more in love with a skybox. I of course hate being in the sky when I pay for a small plot of land so I set it up a few inches above my land!. Ta-da!.

All of the snaps im about to unleash in this post are raw; I am about to embark on a 5 hour car ride from Indiana to Ohio. I’d love to say I fully trust my graphics but alas I am just out of time. I unveil to you, Princess Prue’s dominion. Enjoy!.


Uber-January-Opulence: Baiastice

Howdy everyone!. 2015 is finally here and this will be my first blog post of the new year.

I wanted to say something before I start the proper bloggage. I did let my website domain name revert back to its original name of Mimosa Heats @ wordpress. I wasn’t blogging enough to justify paying for another year and I kind of like its name so for now I will keep it as is. Just clearing it up in case anybody was confused about the domain name.

Uber’s January theme is opulence; a theme I personally have been wanting to see. I like allot of what I saw for the round, but Baiastice really took it home for me with their Mida dress which has 12 versions all together, 6 glitters and 6 colors. My personal favorite was the white as the gold chain really popped with it. I normally detest the sight of gold, but Sissy always seems to win me over when she does it. She’s got the mida touch. Take a look below.


  • Dress-Baiastice(Sissy Pessoa)-Mida in Iceberg @ Uber
  • Hair-Magika(Sabina Gully)-You
  • Skin-Pink Fuel(Mochi Milena)-Doll V2 Crystal
  • Heels-Blah(Hoshi Kimono)-My Duper Pumps-Salmon
  • Hands & Feet-SLink(Siddean Munro)-Elegant 1 & High