Fake Happy

This year is going to be the most difficult year I’ve had when it comes to the holidays. I lost my stepfather in January, my grandfather in August, decided to divorce my husband only to find out he was a sexual deviant who had been molesting my daughter for over two years and so much more. I’m trying to keep positive but to be perfectly honest, it’s hard. So I’m faking happy and doing what I can to make things good for my children.

RIOT is participating in this year’s Sad November with this fabulous sweater dress. It comes in a total of 35 colors, 30 individually or 35 in the fatpack. This dress is made to fit Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink and comes with a HUD to change the sleeves and hem in every color pack. You only have until December 2 to get to Sad November, so go now!

Dress *new*Riot – Gwendoline Dress – Sad November

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This hair is also available at Shiny Shabby from RAMA Salon. The moment I saw it I knew I had to have it. The long, tight, over the shoulder braids, are just fabulous. There are a total of 6 fits with this hair and it comes with a color change HUD for whichever color pack you chose. There is no style HUD but do you really need one with this hair?

Hair *new*Rama – Michelle Hair –  Shiny Shabby

This bento pose is brought to you by Nantra and comes with 6 bento poses with mirrors. I did choose three separate poses for my pictures. Pose 5, 4 and 3 respectively. You can only get these poses at Liaison Collaborative and self-rezzing props are included in the pose stand.

Pose *new*Nantra – Autumn Waltz – The Liaison Collaborative

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BackdropMinimal – Vibe Backdrop 5 Autumn

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See why I changed the pose up? I wanted to be able to show you these amazing nails from SlackGirl and gloves from Masoom and give you a fantastic face shot as well. With so many amazing items sometimes it’s difficult to fit them all in and make it look good but I try hard. First up, these nails from SlackGirl are available at FAD Event. FAD is a monthly, themed event that opens on the 24th of each month.

Nails *new*SlackGirl – Dida Nails – FAD Event

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Masoom is back with another fabulous pair of bento gloves. These gloves are made for Maitreya, Slink, and Vista. Available in 17 individual colors as well as a fatpack, each pack includes a metal change HUD as well.

Gloves *new*Masoom – Rabecca Maitreya – Shiny Shabby

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I love blogging for Powder Pack, I get to try skins and makeups from creators that I admire and sometimes have never heard of. It such a fun pack of items that you can get every month for both Catwa and Lelutka and only cost 1500L on pre-order. Amara Beauty included another gorgeous skin pack this month and Zibska is back with lovely makeups.

Skin *new*Amara Beauty – Angie 03 – Catwa Powder Pack

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Makeup *new*Zibska – Kina, Pila and Tina – Catwa Powder Pack

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EyesMesange – Dandy Eyes

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LashesPoema – Ultra Lashes 03

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ShapeWest End – Chloe Catwa Catya Shape

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I had an idea for the shoes I wanted to go with this super cute dress and that didn’t work out. However, when I went to Shiny Shabby I saw these super cute, over the knee, flat-soled boots from Empire and I knew they’d be perfect. Only available as a fatpack the body and sole of the boot are independently color change. I love these boots so much and I’m so glad I saw them.

Boots *new*Empire – Scabiosa – Shiny Shabby

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That’s Money Honey


You know I appreciate the finer things
But it's not what makes me happiest baby
{I can do without it babe}
Your tender loving's more than I can handle
Never burn out this candle baby, baby

When you give me k-kisses
That's money honey
When I'm your lover and your mistress
That's money honey
When you touch me it's so delicious
That's money honey
Baby when you tear me to pieces
That's money honey

                  ~~ Lady Gaga


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Hair/Jacket - :::Sn@tch:::
Amanda Hair
Cora Brocade Bolero Jacket
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Gettin' Lifted Tank (Omega Hud) - Previous Release
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Laura Bento
♥(Named after ME! Thank you, Elle!)♥
Exclusive @ 4Mesh until December 11th !!
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100% Original Mesh Designs
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Eyes - MUSA
Beryl
Omega, System
The Gacha Garden until November 30th !!
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Pose - {NANTRA}
Fame Monster 4
6 Poses + Mirrors, Inc. Shape!
Exclusive @ ULTRA until December 8th !!
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More Store Information:
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Earrings - Maxi Gossamer - InWorld
Amalfi Summer Nights

Nails - LIVIA
Aztec Summer

Skin/Applier/Lips - Lara Hurley
Becca Midtone (Lelutka)


.LeLutka. Chloe Bento Head & Rigged Eyes
Maitreya Lara body/Bento hands/feet

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Death Do We Part, and Beyond


Youthfulness restored.

The first thing she felt
Was the warm breeze.
And the sun, oh the sun
Gazing up no longer hurt her eyes.

Then, she remembered.

So she had been the first in their journey
into the hereafter.

This isn't so bad...quite lovely, in fact.
She smiled, and began her wait for him.
Time no longer a foe.

                     ~~ LauraGenia Viper


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Hair - Rezology - InWorld
Butterfly 185
Bento, Materials Enabled

I love this style. In photographs it gives a hint of a breeze action.
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Dress - -Desmonia- 
Janel Hoodie Dress
NEW !!
Multi Fits and Texture Hud w/Fatpack
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I love this dress! It does include a hoodie, super cute - best used with short hair, hair swept forward, and some ponytails that lift the hair up and away from the back a bit.
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Pose - {NANTRA}
Til Death Us Do Part 1
Bento Couple Pose w/ Prop
The Trunk Show until November 21st !!
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I thought I'd missed the event deadline on sharing this pose, didn't, BUT cutting it super close. So hurry over to The Trunk Show to pick this one up. Part 2 is sweetly macabre too!
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Hand Accessory - *Lode*
Muskare [white]
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Shape - [Elle et Lui]
Lynx
ULTRA until December 8th !!

I had been carefully considering several Catwa/Maitreya shapes by Elle et Lui - the ad pics are always so beautiful. Then I saw Lynx. Wow! I was sold, and extremely happy - it is exactly as advertised. I'm a shape tinkerer (lol), however, at this point I see nothinggggg I want to change.
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Head/Skin Applier - DeeTaleZ
Helma (Catwa)

Head/Eyes/Body - Catwa Catya Bento Head/Rigged Eyes
Maitreya Lara Body/Hands-Bento/Feet

Eye Applier - Euphoric
Euphoria (Catwa)

Izzie's - Catwa
Applier Lashes (Powder Pack June - Catwa)

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And Bless The Falling Leaves


My heart so full of love for you
Sings praise for all I see
Oh sing for every mother's child
For every childhood tear
Oh sing for all the stars above
The peace beyond all fear

This is for the refugees
The ones without a home
A boat out on the ocean
A city street alone
Are they not some dear mother's child
Are they not you and i
Are we the ones to bear this shame
And they this sacrifice

Or are they just like falling leaves
Who give themselves away
From dust to dust from seed to shear
And to another day
If I could have one wish on earth
Of all I can conceive
T'would be to see another spring
And bless the falling leaves

                                  ~~ Falling Leaves, John Denver


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[[ Masoom ]] Oversized Shirt LARA
Oversized Shirt
Maitreya
18 colors, Full Hud w/Fatpack
Materials Enabled
@ Uber until November 23rd !!
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100% Original Mesh & Textures
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Pose - {NANTRA}
Autumn Waltz
6 Poses + Mirrors w/ Prop
The Liaison Collaborative until November 30th !!
♥ ♥ ♥
More Store Information:
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Furniture/Decor - CHEZ MOI FURNITURES
Gacha Comforts&Joy
The Gacha Garden until November 28th !!
More Info About Event HERE
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Hair - TRUTH - Taja

Boots - #EMPIRE - InWorld
Oyster

Skin/Shape (Face) - League
Sadie

Head/Eyes/Body - Catwa Catya Bento Head/Rigged Eyes
Maitreya Lara Body/Hands-Bento/Feet

Eye Applier - Euphoric
Euphoria (Catwa)

Izzie's - Catwa
Applier Lashes (Powder Pack June - Catwa)
Aiko Lip Tint Pale
Dimples

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Blow Your Mind (Mwah)

Sometimes I have so much going on in my head I don’t know what to write about. I’m trying to put my life back together right now, that’s first and foremost in my thoughts, making sure my children are happy and healthy after the abuse they suffered from a man they called dad. My trust in men is gone and the thought of ever dating or getting serious with anyone ever again just doesn’t seem possible. I have found out who my friends are, as he has I am sure since most of his friends have reached out to me and my daughter. People are appalled that a man they’ve known for x amount of years was truly a monster capable of sexually abusing and raping a 15-year-old girl. Some good things have come from this, I’ve moved home with my mother, I have a new car coming and it will be here today and although I haven’t found a job yet I am hopeful something good will come to me. I don’t spend a lot of time on Second Life, I take pictures for my blog and sometimes don’t write the post for a day or two. I meet my obligations but fixing my family is the most important thing to me right now.

ChicModa released this amazing top for Sad November which opened yesterday. There are 16 different colors of this top and is made for Maitreya and both Slink bodies. You can shop Sad November until December 2.
Top *new*ChicModa – Josie Sweater – Sad November
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As soon as I saw this top I knew exactly what I wanted to pair it with, I headed on over to the November round of Collabor88 to pick up these amazing pants. Available from CandyDoll in 20 colors or a fatpack, the amazing laced cutouts on the hips of these pants really make them stand out, plus the wide flare leg is just awesome.
Pants *new*: CandyDoll – Rania Pants – Collabor88
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You still have a few days to get over to the latest edition of The Epiphany and while you’re there you should really grab these amazing backdrops from Minimal. This set includes 1 rare and 5 commons, one common has 3 different colors and another has two different seasons, so in reality, you have a chance to win 8 commons.
Backdrop *new*Minimal – Vibe Backdrop 5 Autumn – The Epiphany 
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Nantra does some fun bento poses and this set available right now at ULTRA Event is fashioned after the one and only Lady Gaga. This set comes with 5 poses plus mirrors and a shape made to fit the poses.
Pose *new*Nantra – Fame Monster 4 – Ultra
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Hairology opened on November 10 and when I saw the ad for this RunAway hair I knew I had to go grab it. This hair comes with a style HUD for 4 options, standard and Omega hairbases and it is fitmesh, so that means it can’t be resized.
Hair *new*RunAway Hair – Nancy Essentials – Hairology
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I was accepted to blog for Designer Showcase, a monthly event that has been around since 2011 and is still going strong. Each month amazing designers offer their creations exclusively to shoppers of this event. For this blog, I chose makeup from Dulce Secrest, a beautiful hairbase from Avada and awesome nail polish from Cazimi. Dulce Secrets has lipstick and eyeshadow sold separately and they’re only 99L a piece with 6 colors for each.
Makeup *new*: Dulce Secrets – Pretty Eyeshadow and Lipstick – Designer Showcase
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This hairbase from Avada comes with system layers, Catwa, Omega and Lelutka appliers in 6 colors in parted and non-parted options. You can grab this beautiful hairbase for only 250L during Designer Showcase.
Hairbase *new*: Avada – Jerrika for Lelutka non-parted – Designer Showcase
Marketplace These nail polishes from Cazimi come in three different types, white tips, black tips, and multicolored. Created for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza the colors are so much fun and there are 10 options per each color pack. Pick all three up during the event for only 99L each.
Nails *new*: Cazimi – Flair White Tipped – Designer Showcase
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7 Deadly Skins is back at the eBento event with this gorgeous new skin. Madelon is available in blushing, browless, moles and plain skin options. There are 6 skin tones for each. I chose to pair the browless skin with eyebrows from okkbye.
Skin *new*7 Deadly Skins – Madelon Browless Dew – eBento
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Eyebrowsokkbye – Adumbrate Eyebrows
I chose an older set of eyes from Mesange for this blog, Aspen was a special, five color set released several months ago but they are so pretty I had to share them again.
EyesMesange – Aspen
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ShapeWest End – Coco for Lelutka May
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My neck looked a little bare and so I decided to check out Noir and see if there was something there I didn’t have already and I found this gorgeous choker. Satine comes in two rigged sizes and an unrigged, resizeable version. The color change HUD includes 5 satin and two metal colors.
ChokerNoir Store – Satine Unrigged
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Ain’t Afraid Of No…Hair Dye


My friends stared in horror
as they arrived in a cluster
Their expressions so frightened
I pulled all courage I could muster.

There must be something,
something,
Chasing them to instill so much terror
I raised my ice pick
Armed and dangerous
Assured of no error.

They cried "Is that yours?
The blood, down your shirt??"
No! It's just hair dye!
Now what's for dessert?

So maybe I made a mess of dying my hair, but you won't with the special streak hud by (red)Mint with the new style release, 54'17! You can find this pretty piece of tresses at the store. My shirt is Alia bloody by Masoom. Omg, it's not dye??? It's a HUNT GIFT for the Once Upon A Nightmare Hunt ongoing now but only until October 31st, so hurry! I had another opportunity here to show you the Mr. Pointy pose collection by NANTRA, found at The Liaison Collaborative but only for the next couple of days. Don't forget, Lelutka wearers, to pick up the lovely Kay at Lara Hurley, with free join currently, as a GROUP GIFT!


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Hair - (red)Mint - NEW !!
No.54'17
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Alia bloody shirt
Maitreya, Slink(s), Belleza(s)
Materials Enabled
Once Upon a Nightmare Hunt until October 31st !!
Your Taxi HERE
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100% Original Mesh & Textures
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Pose - {NANTRA}
Mr. Pointy
6 Poses + Mirrors w/ Prop
The Liaison Collaborative until October 30th !!
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Skin/Applier/Lips - Lara Hurley
Kay Milky (Lelutka)
Group Gifts! Join Currently Free

Eyes - :::Sn@tch:::
Reflections
Unrigged Mesh, System & Omega
30 Colors!!
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Eyelashes - A R T E - Lashes - Mixed Styles [LeLutka]

.LeLutka. Chloe Bento Head & Rigged Eyes
Maitreya Lara body/Bento hands/feet
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Xanadu

When I was a kid I wanted to be Olivia Newton-John, she was beautiful, classy, elegant. She could sing, dance, and act and she had an awesome Aussie accent. So when I was putting together this scene what else could I name it but Xanadu?

When I saw what ChicModa was releasing for Once Upon a Nightmare I knew immediately what I wanted to pair it with, this was one of the easiest outfits I’ve ever put together. Once Upon a Nightmare is a main store event, which means you go to the store that is participating to get the items. Go to any participating designer to grab a HUD or join the Once Upon a Nightmare Group and get to shopping. Bonnie comes with a standard color HUD and a special Halloween HUD, I was going to do just the Halloween prints but then decided to play with the color HUD as well and much to my delight the Halloween prints stayed in place. I was super excited to mix and match my top to my leggings.
Top (new)ChicModa – Bonnie – Once Upon a Nightmare
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These leggings are from Riot’s debut round at Collabor88, like bloggers it seems that designers have a wish list of events they’d like to participate in and I am so happy for Riot that she made it into Collabor88. These leggings come in 30 individual colors and a fatpack with 5 additional, special Collabor88 only colors.
Pants (new)Riot – Sophie – Collabor88
Marketplace This pose from Nantra is available at The Liaison Collaborative and comes with 6 poses plus mirrors built into a hideable pose stand. These are bento poses and as such do require a bento viewer and bento-enabled hands.
Pose (new)Nantra – Born To Roll – The Liaison Collaborative
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A roller skating photo needs the perfect backdrop and who else but Astralia could answer my need? This vintage gacha was released a few months ago but good news, you can grab them at the main store. The gacha includes 4 commons and one rare.
BackdropAstralia – Roller Rink Rare and Fast Food Common
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Skates: N-Core – Skates Black Marketplace

Beusy created this bento hair for Kustom9 and unfortunately, the poses I used didn’t lend way to showing you the bento abilities. The style HUD comes with 3 hairstyles; horns, buns, and none. You get all hair colors for one low price.
Hair (new): Beusy – Blair – Kustom9
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Spirit is also at Kustom9 with a gorgeous skin gacha, there is one for Lelutka and one for Catwa, this is shown on the Catwa Catya bento mesh head.
Skin (new): Spirit – Spirit Sand Rare #1 – Kustom9
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These stunning eyes are a release from Mesange and per usual have 15 colors to choose from or a fatpack. Mesh and system eyes are included as well as a HUD that works with your Omega compatible eyes.
EyesMesange – Wicked Game
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Last but not least is this super cute new polish from Dark Passions – Koffin Nails, available at The Dark Style Fair this HUD comes in 10 fun colors.
Nails (new)Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Dia De Los Muertos –  The Dark Style Fair
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And There Is Love


A man shall leave his mother and a woman leave her home
And they shall travel on to where the two shall be as one.
As it was in the beginning is now and til the end
Woman draws her life from man and gives it back again.
And there is Love. There is Love.

                     ~~ Peter, Paul & Mary


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Gown - Tiffany Designs *
Alma
Includes, Diamonds/Pearls Necklace,
Bridal Earrings, Tiara & Veil
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Hair - Rezology - InWorld
Protector of the Realm
w/Dragon Pin
NEW!
Bento, Materials Enabled
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Eyes - :::Sn@tch:::
Reflections
Unrigged Mesh, System & Omega
30 Colors!!
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Eyelashes - A R T E - Lashes - Mixed Styles [LeLutka]

.LeLutka. Chloe Bento Head & Rigged Eyes
Head Applier/Skin - Glam Affair (Ayama) @ Collabor88
Maitreya Lara body/Bento hands/feet
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Pose - {NANTRA}
Dangerous When Wet 1m - Previous Release
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Part of My Mystical Rentals Photo Studio
Ultimate Multiscene
Rental Info HERE
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Baby We Were Born To Roll


I traded my roller skates in for heels! It's rather of passage of life, is it not? As I child, I skated. As a woman, well...I'm happy to strut my stuff atop gorgeous heels like this. These are Nicolette Heels by Desmonia. The texture change options are many with lots of mix-and-match part changes, so the pair is extremely color versatile. That lended well for my plans with this particular texture of Desmonia's Renee Draped Back Dress! Many, many solid color selections on the hud and a few patterns as well, but this one is definitely my fave. The back is out on this one, ladies, with "rear cleavage." ;) The fit is fabulous.

The pose is one of a collection by NANTRA called Born to Roll. I also recently blogged another selection from the set HERE. As you can see, they're great on skates too!


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Dress/Heels - -Desmonia- 
Renee Draped Back
Nicolette Heels - Direct to MP HERE
Multi Fits & Fatpack Extensive Huds
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Pose - {NANTRA}
Born to Roll 1
6 Poses + Mirrors
The Liaison Collaborative until October 30th !!
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Hair - TRUTH - Lisette

Hairbase - E. Vary - Lian (Omega)

.LeLutka. Chloe Bento Head & Rigged Eyes
Head Applier/Skin - Glam Affair (Ayama) @ Collabor88
Maitreya Lara body/Bento hands/feet
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Backdrop - [ isuka ] - confliction#limited 
Previous Exclusive
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Dusk Till Dawn

It’s Halloween month and as such, I’ve quite gotten into the spirit of the month in the last several blog posts. However, as previously stated I was recently accepted into Nantra as an official blogger. I bring this up because she has created poses for The Trunk Show, a wedding-themed event and although they had a slight Halloween feel to them I had to add my unique touch.

Some might see this as a sad picture but I like to think she’s just happy to see him one more time, the ghostly figure is my alt Thad who kindly agreed to be ghosted for this picture. Ain’t he a sport? (Not that he had much choice, I mean I am in control and all) I will not be covering his look so if you’d like to know about something he’s wearing, leave a comment and I’ll do my best to oblige. First, off we have this amazing pose from Nantra, as I stated before it is at the newest round of Pale Girl Productions’ The Trunk Show happening right now. This pose is a couple’s pose and comes with the mesh headstones, rez, click, and sit to create your very own until death do us part picture. This is a unique wedding pose and just perfect for Halloween month.
Pose (new)Nantra – Til Death Do Us Part 1 – The Trunk Show
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The second item I have from The Trunk Show is this amazing gown from Lybra, available in 11 colors and made for Maitreya only. I love the lace overlay and the full skirt. She did such a phenomenal job on this creation.
Dress (new)Lybra – Isabella White – The Trunk Show
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A wedding photo needs an amazing hair and when I saw this one from RAMA I knew it was going to be perfect. You can head on over to Shiny Shabby right now to pick this stunning updo up and make it yours.
Hair (new): RAMA Salon – Sophie Light Blondes – Shiny Shabby
7 Deadly Skins always creates such beautiful skins and this one is no exception, I actually covered the freckled version in another blog but I needed the no brow version today to cover a new set of gorgeous eyebrows from Just Magnetized available at Appliqué this month. The skin from 7 Deadly Skins comes in 4 different versions with 6 skin tones in each box. The Just Magnetized eyebrows are for Catwa, Omega, and classic avatars and has 15 different colors and are tintable to make them a perfect match.
Skin (new)7 Deadly Skins – Lisa No Brow Pineapple – eBento
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Eyebrows (new)Just Magnetized – Perfect Eyebrows Set 10 – Appliquè
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I had covered these eyes from Modish previously but they are so pretty I wanted to include them again. Available in October’s Catwa Powder Pack, the All About Eyes pack is a HUD that includes 4 eyelashes, 10 eyeshadows, and 8 eye colors. They are just beautiful.
Eyes (new)Modish – All About Eyes – Catwa Powder Pack
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The DeeTaleZ Powder Pack this month is all about pastels, a HUD that includes 4 eyeshadows and 8 lipsticks is a pastel lover’s dream. Made for Catwa only.
Makeup (new)DeeTaleZ – Beautiful Pastels – Catwa Powder Pack
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A wedding photo wouldn’t be complete without a lovely bouquet and Ama had just what I needed. The Paper Roses bouquet available right now at The Trunk Show can be purchased in either a transfer or copy version. It comes with a HUD to change the flowers to different colors and is just beautiful. This does not include an animation for posing.
Bouquet (new)Ama. – Paper Roses – The Trunk Show
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