Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas time, a time of joy and celebration, of making new friends and holding old friends near. This year has not been the best but I’m looking forward to a year of renewal, of starting over and getting my life back together. I’m looking for the good in things, not the bad. The other day my friend Ellen posted about doing collaborations with other bloggers, I simply commented “I’m shy” because I am really. I hate imposing or feeling that I am imposing on anyone, but Ellen wanted to collaborate. I got to talk to her a bit and learn some more about her. I already knew she did fantastic pictures and her blog was pretty amazing, what I didn’t know though is that she’s only been in Second Life a little over a year and she only started blogging on a real basis back in June of this year. Color me surprised, her photography looks like she’s been at this for years! Make sure to go give her blog and Flickr some love, she’s earned it.

 I don’t typically credit the stuff from the other person’s look but the only other person but I had the forethought to get her items too, that really makes all the difference in the world, but you can check out her blog too for her credits: Blues for Christmas.

Ellen was going to build a scene because let’s admit it she’s a far better decor blogger than I am, but the stress of getting something together was not the goal of this post, we wanted to have fun and share our unique styles. I suggest a sim that I have come to enjoy for my photography, there is a stunning ballroom and you can rez there when you join the free group.

Location:  The Looking Glass

The only addition we made to the scene is this gorgeous Christmas tree from Jian. Available right now at FaMESHed, this tree comes in a pack with a HUD to change multiple things about your tree.

Tree *new*Jian –  Christmas Tree 2017 – FaMESHed

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Choosing what to wear may have been the hardest part, but when I showed Ellen this fabulous gown from Lybra she was “let’s do that, I’ll go grab one”. It was then just a matter for me to decide which color would compliment hers.

Dress *new*Lybra – Ara Light Blue (Ellen) and Blue (Nickie) – FaMESHed

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That’s where the similarities end, however, Ellen is a stunning redhead, whereas I prefer blonds. Ellen chose a stunning, long hair from Truth whereas I wanted a cute and cute hair. This hair from Magika is brand new and available at the main store location in all four HUD color options.

Hair

Ellen: Truth – Ophelia

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Nickie *new*: Magika – Seven Days HUD 01

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I’ve been living in my brand new LAQ Scarlet MoCap head so when I went to Kustom9 and saw that one of my all-time favorite skin makers had made a LAQ applier I had to have it. This applier comes in 7 skin tones and has a very cute sprinkling of freckles across the cheeks and nose.

Skin

Ellen: League – Sadie 

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Nickie *new*Glam Affair – Lola for LAQ – Kustom9

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Ellen uses her own shape but I purchased one from Quenby, I’m not very good at making my face pretty so I buy a shape and then modify my body and leave the face alone. This shape is so cute and very youthful.

Shape *new*: Quenby – Scarlet for LAQ Scarlet MoCap

I chose this gorgeous eyeshadow from SlackGirl, it is available right now at Appliquè. It comes with an Omega HUD including 8 colors and system tattoo layers as well. These shadows are just gorgeous. For the closeup look of Ellen please visit her blog.

Eyeshadow *new*SlackGirl – Lucia Eyeshadow – Appliquè

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EyesMesange – Natsu

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I wanted a necklace to compliment this stunning dress and hopped around a few events before I remembered that Just Because had a new necklace at Pay It Forward. This event is a gifting event so you can purchase items to give as gifts or keep them for yourself. This necklace comes with a HUD that includes 7 metals and 22 gems. It is truly a stunning piece.

Necklace *new*Just Because – Abby Necklace – Pay It Forward

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Dark Passions – Koffin Nails is at Imaginarium with a brand new gacha. This gacha is so much fun and includes 14 commons and 1 rare. They are made for Slink, Omega and Maitreya nails. Remember, if you have Maitreya to play that machine as Omega does not work with Maitreya.

Nails *new*Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Stargazer Rare Maitreya – Imaginarium

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Kibitz is back at Kustom9 with an all-new set of Maitreya bento-enabled rings. Available in four metal colors or a fatpack these rings are sure to complete your look.

Rings *new*Kibitz – Carlotte Rings Onyx – Kustom9

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We pulled the entire thing together with this fabulous bento pose from Foxcity. The super cute infinity symbol created by your hands was just too good not to share.

PoseFoxcity – Infinity

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It never gets easier you just get better


Hello everyone, hope your weekends are going well, mine is good so far,  didn’t get so sleep late which is annoying but hey if I’m awake I’m awake lol just wish it wasn’t so early on Saturday.

4Mesh Event opens again tomorrow so today I get to show you some of the things available,  I will have more in the comings days/weeks to show you.   Be sure to check it out.

Have a great evening everyone ♥

BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

HEAD:  .LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0

EYES:  .LeLutka.Eyes.Simone 3.0

HAIR:  Stealthic – Paradox (Bento Fitted)

TOP:  DE Designs – Kara Vest – Maitreya – Old Black @ 4Mesh (NEW)

PANTS:  Blueberry – Gracie – Denim – Black

NECKLACE:  CODEX_NECKLACE SOPHIA @ Cosmpolitan (NEW)

TATTOO:  MESANGE – Poey Tattoo @ 4Mesh (NEW)

LIPSTICK:  LIVIA::Bianca Lipstick @ 4Mesh (NEW)

RINGS:  *elise* – Sabrina – MAITREYA BENTO Rings @ 4Mesh (NEW)

POSE:  Body Language – SLC SS POSE in the Lens 15 Head Pose

BACKDROP:  FOXCITY. KPOP STAR – 4 – Run Devil Run (Common)

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Normal is an Illusion

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Normal is an Illusion.

What is normal for the spider, is choas for the fly.

~Morticia Addams~

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Adalynne 
Head: Catwa Catya Head
Body – Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin: Lara Hurley Christy Rose Pale Catwa Applier, Fae Skin, and Body
Shape: My Own… Not for sale
Hair: Truth Ophelia @ Salem 

{Clothes and Accessories}
Jewelry: Earthstones All My love Bridal
Gloves: Codex Madea Bento Gloves @ The Black Fair  Starting Oct. 6 – 20, 2017
Bodysuit: ChicModa Raven @ The Black Fair Starting Oct. 6 – 20, 2017
Boots: Lybra Sally @ Shoetopia

{Set Design}
Gypsy Heart Lagom Phobia Scene – Agoraphobia @ Salem
Jian Pale Picket Fences and Spiders  @ FaMESHed 

{Pose and Lighting}
Pose: The Owl Single Poses #8/4 @ The Black Fair Starting Oct. 6 – 20, 2017


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Once Upon a Melody

Just sit there and let the melody move you, let it tell you the story of its creation. This wonderful set in this scene can be found at Gacha Guardians and is by Zerkalo. Everything your little Jazzy heart could enjoy for your home, the neons even flicker if you choose to enable that on them so head over and check it out. Thank you as always for viewing♥

Body

Head: CATWA HEAD Lona

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Skin: amara beauty - Kellie 03 ~Thank You ♥

Hair:[RA] Wicca Hair@ Nightmare~Thank You ♥

Clothes

Sweater: KITJA - Tanja Jumper NAVY @ Uber

Skirt:KITJA - Carla Skirt BLACK

On Set

Pose: Serendipity: catrina... (2)

[ zerkalo ] Music is Life - Rug @ Gacha Guardians~Thank You ♥

[ zerkalo ] Music is Life - Guitar Lamp @ Gacha Guardians~Thank You ♥

[ zerkalo ] Music is Life - Guitar Table @ Gacha Guardians~Thank You ♥

[ zerkalo ] Music is Life - Record Clock @ Gacha Guardians~Thank You ♥

[ zerkalo ] Music is Life - Life is Jazz Sign @ Gacha Guardians~Thank You ♥

[ zerkalo ] Music is Life - Jazz Neon Sign - Blinking On/Off @ Gacha Guardians~Thank You ♥

[ zerkalo ] Music is Life - Music Neon Sign - Blinking On/Off @ Gacha Guardians~Thank You ♥

[ zerkalo ] Music is Life - Recordplayer - Red @ Gacha Guardians~Thank You ♥

[ zerkalo ] Music is Life - Record Player Stand @ Gacha Guardians~Thank You ♥

[ zerkalo ] Music is Life - Record Table@ Gacha Guardians~Thank You ♥

[ zerkalo ] Music is Life - Musical Notes - Dark @ Gacha Guardians~Thank You ♥

[ zerkalo ] Music is Life - Musical Notes - Light @ Gacha Guardians~Thank You ♥

[ zerkalo ] Music is Life - Guitar - RARE @ Gacha Guardians~Thank You ♥

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Music is Life

Hey guys here is a sneak peek at what is to possibly be my favorite Rewind yet! PUNK! Yeah that’s right punk and peaches put out an awesome set that is perfect for any bedroom of a music enthusiast. Vinyl Vinyl everywhere! No seriously this set is awesome with its combination of punky cute images and beautifully textured records. Put it on your list of must haves as you can get the .peaches. The Anarchists Wall Decor on the 10th cause that is when this event goes live! As always thank you for viewing ♥

Body Pieces

Head: CATWA HEAD Tala

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Hair:.Shi Hair : Binah / Unisex  (used the bottom) & .Shi : Undercut

Skin: [ MUDSKIN ]_Sora # Catwa Skin Applier(102 no brows)

Accessories/Tattoo

{JAS} Medu – Fore Arm – Right – Black

DAPPA – Bad Kitty Tattoo.

Clothes

Top: /Ascend/ Gia Ripped Shirt Piece – Teal

Pants:Legal Insanity – July black jeans

Boots: {Livalle} HAX – Combat Boots – Black/Tartan

On Set

Pose: <K&S> ~We’re just friends~ poseball 5 @ Mens Only Monthly

.peaches. The Anarchist’s Flag @ Rewind – 70’s Punk (OPENS AUGUST 10th) ~Thank You ♥

.peaches. Rock On Wall Art – Smol 1 @ Rewind – 70’s Punk (OPENS AUGUST 10th) ~Thank You ♥

.peaches. Rock On Wall Art – Smol 2 @ Rewind – 70’s Punk (OPENS AUGUST 10th) ~Thank You ♥

.peaches. Rock On Wall Art – Smol 3 @ Rewind – 70’s Punk (OPENS AUGUST 10th) ~Thank You ♥

.peaches. Rock On Wall Art – Shelf @ Rewind – 70’s Punk (OPENS AUGUST 10th) ~Thank You ♥

.peaches. Anarchists Records Scattered @ Rewind – 70’s Punk (OPENS AUGUST 10th) ~Thank You ♥

Kalopsia – Neon – Feelings

~aKa~Banana tree in Ceramic planter – Bold ~Thank You ♥

:CP: Bondi Hammock Seat BlackCat (Adult) @ The Mens Department  ~Thank You ♥

:BAMSE: Retro Soundmaster – Red Tiger

.03 [ kunst ] – Vintage music centre speaker [L] ~Thank You ♥

.06 [ kunst ] – Vinyl albums pile #2

.05 [ kunst ] – Vinyl albums pile #1

.02 [ kunst ] – Vintage music centre RARE

.09 [ kunst ] – Tapes on rack #2

.10 [ kunst ] – Tapes on rack #3

.05 [ kunst ] – Storage crate

.04 [ kunst ] – Storage cabinet

Thunk! College Days – Electric Guitar Pale Teal Box

Soy. Metal Platform Bed – Adult

Tres Blah – Slumber Party – Snack Attack

CODEX_ Headcuff gold (wear)

NOMAD // Industrial Coffee Table // .07

Second Spaces – Cluttered House – unopened mail

MadPea 13 Reasons Red Portable Cassette Player RARE

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Kokomo

When I was a kid, Cocktail came out, the hit song from The Beach Boy, Kokomo was part of the soundtrack and it was forever emblazoned in my mind with escaping and living your dreams. I got this set from KraftWork and immediately thought of beautiful beaches, crisp white sand, the waves gently licking at my feet. My perfect escape. I’m working on a plan to get where I really want to be in RL and the first step was finding a job that won’t make me eat, sleep, and breath it. That done, next, I am going to fix my credit, get a few other things I’ve put off taken care of and by the time my youngest daughter graduates high school I should be well on my way to living the life I was meant to live.

First up, I want to cover the featured pic of this blog, since that is where you can see the amazing beach burger shack created by the one and only KraftWork. This is available right now at Knot & Co until September. It is all one piece and comes with the sandbox with chairs situated in front of the shack. The whole things is just fabulous.

Building: KraftWork  – Beach Burger Shack – Knot & Co

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Knowing the location for my scene was easy and having seen an ad on Facebook for a brand new hair from Doe I knew I was going to use that too, but what to wear? There are so many bikinis and swimsuits available right now, but I didn’t want to go that route. I went digging through my blogger pages in Blogotex and landed on this adorable dress from MOoH! With 6 mix and match colors to choose from you can make this dress completely your own. The top is solid, the skirt patterned and textured individually so that you can mix and match colors. It comes with standard sizes, standard fitmesh sizes, Maitreya and Slink. This is part of the all new Spring Cleaning event.

Dress: MOoH! – Sara Dress Summer

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Now the hair. Doe released Jamie for SaNaRae and it is a gacha. The super cute pigtailed style hair is soft and curly and there is a total of 18 packs to win, 14 commons and 4 rares. I love this hair so much and it’s not just because it has my real name attached to it I swear!

Hair: Doe – Jamie Twotone Essentials Rare – SaNaRae

I used three different pose sets for this picture and two poses from one set. The featured picture has the pose Dreamy 5 Mirror, the main pic has Dreamy 4.

Pose: Image Essentials – Dreamy Pose Set with Mirrors – TWE12VE

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Shape: West End – Sydney for Lelutka Cate

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Pose: Image Essentials – Viper

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Lumae is so much more than skins, although she does amazing skins. This forehead jewel is from Lumae and is part of 4 different jewels available right now at Midsummer Enchantment. Each of the four packs includes multiple color options and they are just beautiful.

Forehead Gem: Lumae – Minu Multi 2 – Midsummer Enchantment

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Powder Pack is getting ready to release July’s Lelutka Powder Pack but in the meantime, if you didn’t grab June’s already you are truly missing out. YS&YS included a brand new skin for and Modish had a Lelutka hairbase. YS&YS skin Maddie comes with 4 tones included and the Omega body appliers to match. It is so pretty and looks amazing on my Lelutka Cate bento head. The Modish hairbase is only for Lelutka mesh heads and is just perfect. You can still get the June Lelutka Powder Pack for the full price of 3000L.

Skin: YS&YS – Maddie Tone 02 – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Hairbase: Modish – Hena – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Mesange has this amazing set of eyes available at The Chapter Four, as usual, Mesange is in the two for one room, so instead of the standard 15 colors there is 16 and sold in packs of two or as a fatpack.

Eyes: Mesange – Kitej – The Chapter Four

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This is the second style of Liquid Foil polishes from ZOZ available at Cosmopolitan. I just love these polishes so much I had to show off the other set too. As with all ZOZ nails, these polishes are available for Slink, Maitreya, Omega, Vista, and ZOZ mesh nails or as a fatpack.

Nails: ZOZ – Liquid Foil Polish – Cosmopolitan Event

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Rings: Codex – Flora Bento Rings

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Nose Ring: Kunst – Last Quarter Moon – Kustom9

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I almost forgot something! When I originally started looking for things to include in this blog I grabbed the awesome little set of bears from MOoH! forgetting entirely that they are avatars and not decor because my brain doesn’t work sometimes. So, of course, I had to take a picture and include it. Available at TWE12VE, this gacha includes 8 avatar bears in a summer theme, there are 6 commons and 2 rares to win.

Avatar: MOoH! – Beach Side Bear Beach Girl – TWE12VE

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I Don’t Care




SPONSORED MADDNESS
Calamitous Intent Summer Hush Sweater *NEW*

BASIC BODY MADDNESS
Catwa Alice Head
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body and Bento Hands
Amara Beauty Rebecca Skin Tone 8 *NEW* @ Cosmetic Fair
Izzie's Beauty Mole & Cheek Freckles
Deesses Boutique Catwa Star Eyeshadow Set
Deesses Boutique Catwa Magic Lipstick Set
Damselfly Shaylee Mesh Hair
Ikon Promise Eyes Evening
Dark Passions Roses Are Forever Goth Koffin Nails *NEW* @ Midsummer Enchantment

OTHER MADDNESS
Addams Silvia Ripped Boyfriend Jeans
RealEvil Industries Envy Tags
Codex Bento Flora Rings *NEW* @ eBento
Pseudo Hamptons Balcony Scene
Reve Obscura Polaroids Bento Pose
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Wicked Garden

I almost feel back to my old self, I’m blogging more frequently again, finding inspiration more and more and that makes me happy. Blogging has been a pretty large part of my life for over 2 years and every time I start to feel like I’m not good enough or that I’m talking to myself I have to take a step back, look at what amazing designers have entrusted me with their designs, the blogs I have written and the comments and encouragement I do get. I get over the slump and start again.

First up today I have the amazing contribution to June’s BishBox from none other than ChicModa. This is exclusive to the BishBox which you can pre-order clear up to the 20th of the month at noon when the box is released. Once it has been released you can still grab it for the full price of 3000L. This dress is amazing with 4 sheer overlay skirt textures that you can toggle on and off, 5 under skirt texture and 15 shirt textures, 5 plain and 10 with graphics.

Dress: ChicModa – Eleanor Dress – BishBox

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I needed the perfect backdrop to complete my look and so I started digging through my inventory and remembered the Pseudo backdrops I’d gotten at SaNaRae in April. The New York-themed backdrops are so much fun and this one fit in perfectly with the theme of the BishBox; Rock Rebel.

Backdrop: Pseudo – Lovely Bones Scene

I seriously have the most amazing, sweet boyfriend who, no matter how many times I tell him I don’t need gifts still sends me gifts. These shoes are one of those awesome gifts and the KC Couture HUDs are out of this world. The options to mix and match are outstanding.

Shoes: KC Couture – Roxanne Strappy Boots

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#FOXY is at N°21 with this amazing new hair, the high braided ponytail was one I couldn’t pass up and the styling HUD options are perfect. There are 3 options for the braid and 5 bang options. I had to have it!

Hair: #Foxy – Mai Hair Blondes – N°21

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7 Deadly Skins is at Applique again this month with this beautiful Lelutka only applier, shown on Lelutka Cate Bento mesh head. There are 2 separate HUDs, one with 5 lighter tones and one with 5 darker tones, it is only the face applier and you must own or purchase the body appliers separately.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Bianca HUD A Marshmellow – Appliquè 

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Manik Queen is at Vintage Fair with these amazing sunglasses. There are 6 different versions of these glasses to pick up, each with a HUD and they are so much FUN!

Glasses: Manik Queen – Betty Babes Glasses Black Polka Dot – Vintage Fair

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Banana Banshee is at TWE12VE with an all new set of amazing eyes called Seaside. This pack of 6 colors is available individually or as a fatpack and come with a white and dark sclera option.

Eyes: Banana Banshee – Seaside Ocean White Sclera – TWE12VE

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I dug into a Powder Pack from the past to show off the amazing lipstick from YS&YS, this is from May but as with any released pack you can purchase old packs for the full price of 3000L.

Lipstick: YS&YS – Powder Lip Applier – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Lulu polish from ZOZ came out last month during The Chapter Four but you can still grab this amazing polish at the main store. I love the vibrancy that ZOZ brings to her polish, the shine is like no other. All ZOZ polish is available in appliers for Slink, Maitreya, Omega, Vista Bento and ZOZ brand mesh nails, you can buy them individually or as a fatpack and get all the appliers, especially if you’re like me and mix and match body parts often.

Nails: ZOZ – Lulu Dark

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Rings: Codex – Flora Bento Rings

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I cheat frequently when it comes to blogging new releases from !NFINITY, like this necklace for example. It is made for men and is available at Men Only Monthly but doesn’t it look pretty on me? With four metal options to choose from, each with a HUD to change the feathers and leather necklace, it’s absolutely fabulous. The main ring of the necklace is the only thing that doesn’t change and is the one you purchase, so make sure you grab the color you want. This necklace is unrigged and has a resizer built in for the perfect fit.

Necklace: !NFINITY – Feather Necklace – Men Only Monthly

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Worship at Your Shrine

After doing a few videos I decided a nice collab again with Chris was in order. This Lounger by West end has some awesome poses and they fit my short butt!  Click here to see Chris’ Picture.

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Body Pieces

Head: CATWA HEAD Lona

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Skin: amara beautyPowder Pack CATWA JUNE 2017 – Livia

Hair: #2{Limerence} Lana hair-Browns @ Loot Box

Makeup

Hair Base: Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase – SPECIAL EDITION 03 @ Powder Pack June 2017

Lashes: Wednesday[+] Everyday Eyelashes

Clothes

Cami: Asteria “Daniella” [Maitreya/Belleza] Lace Top – Night @Shiny Shabby

Panties: Asteria “Daniella” [Maitreya/Belleza] Panties – Black @Shiny Shabby

Bra: Asteria “Daniella” [Maitreya/Belleza] Bustier – Black @Shiny Shabby

Pose

Part of the Lounger: [ west end ] Elegant Intimacy – Chaise Longue w/Poses (Black) @ Cosmopolitan ~Thank You ♥

Other Furnature

..::THOR::.. Magazines

..::THOR::.. Industrial Coffee Table

..::THOR::.. Bullitt Poster

CODEX_Vintage poster “The Beatles”

BackBone Industrial Frames

[Deadwool] 8. Secretaire RARE

Apt B // Rug V3

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Sign of the Times

To be perfectly honest, and with no disrespect to any 1D or Harry Style’s fans out there, but I’m still not 100% sure I like this song. It’s not bad it’s just not really my cup of tea so to speak. When I was trying to figure out a name for this blog this song did, however, pop into my head.
Just stop your crying
It’ll be alright
They told me that the end is near
We gotta get away from here
I don’t know what end is near, the end of my blogging career, the end of my block? Who knows, but something is changing within me and I need to figure out where to go from here.

Uber opened on May 25 and with it came these amazing new backdrops from Minimal. I almost never miss a backdrop release from Minimal and these underground themed backdrops are just amazing. There are four individual backdrops available for purchase or a fatpack.

Backdrop: Minimal – Underground Backdrop 4 – Uber

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I love MOoH! and Dalriada Delwood, the amazing creator of some of the cutest designs, both in clothes, shoes, and decor. Dalriada gave me a chance when I was a fairly new blogger, she was so amazing never asking for more than you could give, only requiring that you blogged what you took. I’ve put MOoH! off over and over, not because I don’t love her stuff but simply because I let other things overwhelm me. This dress and shoes are both from MOoH! and they are so much fun and so cute. The dress is available at Designer Circle until June 10 and the boots are from Thrift Shop and you can grab your set until June 18. Each one comes with a color HUD and you can mix and match to make the style yours.

Dress: MOoH! – Mia Dress Soft – Designer Circle

Shoes: MOoH! – Gail Boots Pastel – Thrift Shop

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Image Essentials was my very first designer, Gerty was the blog manager at the time and it’s crazy to think that I’ve stepped into that role now. Image Essentials is a HUGE part of my photography life. I discovered the SL camera about 3 or 4 months after I began my journey into this brand new world called Second Life. From the first time I heard the shutter click, I was hooked. I’ve spent the better part of the last 6 years learning how to take and edit pictures. One of the very first places I discovered for amazing scenes to take pictures was Image Essentials. I spent hours in the studios, I had no idea about windlights, camera angles or anything else but that didn’t stop me. I would take a photo and play with it in Photoshop. After a few years, I met Kay Weston personally. She has become a very important part of not only my SLife but my RL as well. Kay is still one of the best pose makers in SL in my opinion, always at the forefront of technology for making better poses. When Bento was released she was ready to release her poses and just keeps them coming. This is one of those amazing bento poses, named after Anna Rain, one of our amazing IE bloggers.

Pose: Image Essentials – Anna 9 – Designer Showcase

I love Phoenix hair and when she decided to go to the Blogotex blogger system I figure “what the hell I’ll apply again” never in a million years thinking I’d get a coveted spot. I can’t even tell you how long it’s been since I discovered my first Phoenix hair but I fell in love and continue to fall in love every time I try a new hair that’s released. Lilly and Lexi are amazing creators and I am so lucky to be a part of their team. This brand new hair is at Kinky Event and now includes a style HUD. That’s like getting four hairs for the price of one! You can’t lose!

Hair: Phoenix – Lena – Kinky Event

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I am not too prideful to ask designers I admire to let me blog for them, sometimes almost beg for a chance to be on their team. Mesange was in an event I was chosen to blog for, I don’t even remember what event now, but I fell in love with the eyes. The shiny, sparkling eyes. I contacted Jadis and asked her if there was any chance I could get an application to blog for her, she went one better and added me to her team. I really respect what she has to do to create these amazing eyes.

Eyes: Mesange – Sanctis Eyes – On9

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When I was new to blogging I had NO idea what I was doing. I would apply to groups that I really wanted to blog for and would get rejection over and over. I think it was my daughter that Kenyatta that told me about 7 Deadly Skins, or rather reminded me about them. I had just gotten my brand new LOGO head and I needed skins that worked with Omega. There wasn’t a lot so I popped on over to 7DS and I saw a sign saying they were hiring bloggers. I thought “well what’s the worst that will happen?” I applied and when Shari Cortes sent me the acceptance notecard I about died. Sure I had Image Essentials already but they were as good as family and I felt that they’d taken pity on me, now I had a group that had taken me on as a real blogger! This brand new skin can be found at Mesh Body Addicts and is available for AK and Omega compatible heads. Hawai comes in 5 colors with body appliers included in the head HUD.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Hawai Apricot Blond – Mesh Body Addicts

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Powder Pack very recently opened up blogger applications, again I applied NEVER in a million years thinking that I would be accepted but when I got that acceptance notecard I will admit to being slightly shocked. There are so many amazing skin and makeup designers involved in the subscription box and the fact that I get to show their amazing creations is just awe inspiring to me. #adored is in May’s Catwa Powder Pack with a fantastic set of eyeshadow. It comes with 24 colors built into the HUD that is compatible with Catwa and Omega.

Eyeshadow: #adored – Tropical Babe – May Catwa Powder Pack

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I applied to Applique hoping to get my hands on some new makeup, eyes, skins, whatever was out there that I didn’t know about. Applique is an awesome event that is strictly focused on mesh appliers, it’s so unique and like no other event out there. Sometimes I pop into the blogger room and get overwhelmed by the amazing creations from the designers, I could take everything on the wall but I only take what I know I will blog. I visit several times per round hoping to see something I missed the first, second or even the third time. I am one of those people who doesn’t feel right taking something if I’m not going to give something back, so I take very little because I know I won’t have time to blog everything. Sintiklia is at this current round of Applique with an awesome set of lipglosses for Catwa and Genesis Lab.

Lipgloss: Sintiklia – Strawberry Lipgloss for Catwa – Appliquè

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I blogged items from Indulge Temptation when I was part of the We Love to Blog group, I liked her stuff so much that I applied to blog for her personally and I have never regretted that decision. Indulge Temptation is at Swank with these super cute, cuff style bracelets and today is the last day you can grab them during the event. There are 13 different package options with so many metal and gem options you’ll want to grab them all.

Bracelets: Indulge Temptation – Cute Butterfly Bracelet –

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Codex is one of those fantastic designers that I don’t have the privilege of blogging for but I do love their stuff and today I’m sharing the Flora rings. Available at Shiny Shabby right now and rigged exclusively for the Maitreya Bento hands, included with your Maitreya body for free, these rings come with a color change HUD to control the metals and jewels as well as an alpha HUD to turn rings on and off.

Rings: Codex – Flora Bento – Shiny Shabby

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ZOZ is one of the very first nail polishes I discovered in Second Life, I’ve been wearing this nail polish for years and included different polishes in my blog from the very first post. When I had a few blog posts I took a chance of IMing the creator, ZOZ Icon for a chance to blog officially for them, she referred me to her blog manager, Ember Adored and she gave me a trial. Over the past year and a half Ember has been there, coaching me and teaching me how to get a great close up shot and has become my friend. I’m very thankful to her for all her help and guidance. ZOZ created these nails for Level Up, which unfortunately ended yesterday but she always gets things put in her main store pretty quickly. The marbley polish is made for Maitreya, Omega, Vista Bento, Slink and ZOZ brand mesh nails.

Nails: ZOZ – Emotion

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I know this post was really long and very wordy, but I need to see for myself why I blog and why I blog for those that I do, why I continue to do this and I am very grateful to each and every one of the designers and blog managers that gave me a chance. I love blogging and sometimes I just get overwhelmed, a little downtrodden and wonder why I continue to do this but as you can see I really do truly have amazing design partners and I’m not giving in, I’m not throwing in the towel. I will continue to blog and create what I hope are amazing pictures to share their wonderful designs. Thank you to my readers and those that made it all the way to the end.

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