Brave Enough To Love You


There's some things I should have said
I was too afraid
It was just so hard to let you know
Now it's all too late

What we had was beautiful
I didn't want to wreck it all
Every day I think about the truth

I wish I was
I wish I was
Brave enough to love you
Brave enough to love you

I wish I was
I wish I was
Brave enough to love you
Brave enough, brave enough
Brave enough to love you

Stripped away the walls I built
Like no one ever has
The hardest part's we'll never know
If we were meant to last

What we had was beautiful
I didn't want to wreck it all
Every day I think about the truth

I wish I was
I wish I was
Brave enough to love you
Brave enough to love you

                              ~~ Lindsey Stirling feat Christina Perry


CREDITS:

Jewelry - Zuri Rayna InWorld
Lotis Elite Collection
Necklace, Earrings, Armlets, Scepter
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Dress - :::Sn@tch:::
Joy Mini Dress
Riot Vendor!
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Eyeshadow - MUSA
Winter
Omega for Catwa/Lelutka, System
30% Discount At/During Event - 140Ls!
The Makeover Room until January 26th !!
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Hair - Sintiklia
Krystal naturals RARE
Gacha

Eyes/Eyeslashes - Izzie's
Winter Eyes (fantasy) - FLF 01-12-18
Lelutka Bento Eyelashes Appliers

Skin/Applier/Lips - Lara Hurley
Rie (Lelutka)

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

Bokeh Prop/Add-On - Persefona - InWorld
Bokeh Photography Set
Choose Your Color or Fatpack

Alea 09
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Lighting - LUMIPro 2017


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Never Let A Girl Cook In Your Kitchen


Now I can have anybody baby I ain't stressin'
But what I done for him I consider him an investment
Tryna take my man is like Tryna take my money
And Tryna take my money well
Just ain't haven't it

I don't know it all, but I tell ya what I know
Never let a girl cook in your kitchen
All up in your fridge, and next will be the stove
Never let a girl cook in your kitchen
When it all gets hot... everything drops
Eyes on your man, hands on your pot
If she runs in to help, tell her stay right in her spot
Never let girl cook in your kitchen

                              ~~ Kitchen, Mary J. Blige


CREDITS:

Top/Pants - Artizana
Namaku
Crop Turtleneck & Baggy Pants
Multi Fits, Fatpack w/Texture Hud
Boho Culture Fair 2017 until Nov 9th !!
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Hair - Sintiklia
Oona Bento FITTED

Skin/Applier - Insol - 'Nicole' (Catwa)

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

Eye Applier - Euphoric
Euphoria (Catwa)

Izzie's - Catwa - Dimples

Shoes - MIEL
Varsity Kicks Bright

Belly Chain - .:KC:. Couture InWorld / Marketplace / Flickr
Kailua

Pose - Lyrium
Model 15

Lighting - LUMIPro 2017


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Never Let A Girl Cook In Your Kitchen


Now I can have anybody baby I ain't stressin'
But what I done for him I consider him an investment
Tryna take my man is like Tryna take my money
And Tryna take my money well
Just ain't haven't it

I don't know it all, but I tell ya what I know
Never let a girl cook in your kitchen
All up in your fridge, and next will be the stove
Never let a girl cook in your kitchen
When it all gets hot... everything drops
Eyes on your man, hands on your pot
If she runs in to help, tell her stay right in her spot
Never let girl cook in your kitchen

                              ~~ Kitchen, Mary J. Blige


CREDITS:

Top/Pants - Artizana
Namaku
Crop Turtleneck & Baggy Pants
Multi Fits, Fatpack w/Texture Hud
Boho Culture Fair 2017 until Nov 9th !!
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More Store Info:
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Hair - Sintiklia
Oona Bento FITTED

Skin/Applier - Insol - 'Nicole' (Catwa)

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

Eye Applier - Euphoric
Euphoria (Catwa)

Izzie's - Catwa - Dimples

Shoes - MIEL
Varsity Kicks Bright

Belly Chain - .:KC:. Couture InWorld / Marketplace / Flickr
Kailua

Pose - Lyrium
Model 15

Lighting - LUMIPro 2017


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Rock Your Rack Ends This Weekend


Rock Your Rack ends this weekend; hurry down before it's gone! There are some extremely beautiful items for your selections, like this jewelry set by Chop Zuey. It's so elegant, and what I like about many collections from this brand, it makes a clean, bold statement.

Jewelry - Chop Zuey
Cote Savage (White)
Necklace, Earrings, Bracelets
Rock Your Rack until October 14th !!


This complete silk outfit was a bit difficult to photograph due to the flexis, but ohhh, it moves divinely which is what we DO want! One advantage to blogging for events, I get to share with you items from different brands, some unfamiliar to me. Cleopatra Inc. created this lovely set, RYR Exclusive Silk Set in White. I will definitely be checking out more items with such an impressive set!

Silks - Cleopatra Inc.
RYR Exclusive Silk Set (White)
Special Tiara, Armbands,
Anklets, Chest & Pelvis
Embellishments, Skirts
Classic or Omega Hud
Rock Your Rack until October 14th !!

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Hair - Sintiklia
Jasmine Bento FITTED


Eyes - :::Sn@tch:::
Reflections
Unrigged Mesh, System & Omega!
30 Colors!!
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.LeLutka. Chloe Bento Head & Rigged Eyes
Head Applier/Skin - Glam Affair (Chloe)
Maitreya Lara body/Bento hands/feet


Free Spirits 06, 04

Flowers - Le Poppycock
Smell the Roses Scattered Bouquets & Single

Lighting - LUMIPro 2017


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Gardens and Music

What a gorgeous and wonderful day today, the sunflowers are growing so well and one of the pups has made some new friends. Those rascals sure get into a lot of mischief, but it's times like this that I just can't be too mad at them.
 This adorable garden decoration is a creation by The Crones Garden called, Exploring Nature. A cute addition to anyone's fall decor, this is one of the prizes available in the  The Purpose Hunt September 3 - October 3. A special hunt to help raise funds for a diabetic dog. More information on this can be found on their website here: http://gardeniaslevents.blogspot.ca/p/the-purpose-hunt-informations.html


 Meanwhile, inside, I am enjoying some therapeutic time on the piano. Dressed up and hair let down, this is one of those special times that I can immerse myself in my music and bring back some great childhood memories.

 Fashiowl Poses created this great pose prop called The Piano. This prop contains 5 fantastic single poses and is fantastic for those classy pictures. You can find this on sale exclusively at The Liason Collaborative August 7-30


7 Deadly s[K]ins created the lovely Sugar skin modeled after the [GA.EG] Barbara bento mesh head. This comes in a few box choices, including Pineapple, which I am wearing here.These boxes include 4 skin variations, lipgloss, browless, beauty marks, and plain version. The applier is an Omega mesh head applier which also applies the skin to your body! There is also a shape available for purchase as well as a fatpack. Right now on sale at Applique August 15 to Sept 7.

Inkheart is also participating in The Purpose Hunt Sept 3-Oct 3 with 4 great eyes gifts named, Allie. I have on the Fable tone in these pictures. They include system, mesh and Omega/Genesis appliers. 4 different sizes included to fit your look.

And this gorgeous long hair is Marmalade by Sintiklia. With one eye covered in that sophisticated way, you will look your sexy best. This comes with 6 sizes (3 regular fitmesh and 3 bento). And even better is that they are having a sim wide sale Sept 6-13 so you can pick her up for cheap! Also shown in the picture is another item by the same designer, the Sweet Berry Choker in black is a gacha item. 

Dark Passions created the fantastic nails shown called, Charismatic. Available for Omega, Maitreya, & Slink. These are geometric designs in 3 choices of glitter gel and 4 choices of color.

Xtaysa designed this beautiful Oriental Gown in Purple Blue as well for The Purpose Hunt Sept 3-Oct 3. It comes in 5 Fitmesh sizes, plus, Slink, TMP, Tonic, Maitreya, Ebody and Belleza sizes. 


I paired this dress up with some sexy shoes by N-core. Ciara "Strappy Edition" is a group gift! Each Friday a new color of these great shoes is placed out for the VIPs, there are 10 colors total to collect. They are compatible with Slink, Maitreya and Belleza feet.










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Aspect of Frost

This look is everything nerdy in mye all in one. She is the reminder of a game or two that I have played where there are these Dragon aspects that shift to human form to communicate with mortals. I truly hope you enjoy this look as I never want to take it off! Thank you as always for viewing♥

Body Pieces

Head:LeLutka Bento Head-CHLOE 3.0

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Hair:  Sintiklia – Hair Bloom – Black&white @ Prismagica

Skin: *Birth* Lelutka Hud – Rose – Moon@ Gacha Garden ~Thank You ♥

Worn on Body

Markings:[P]: & [TRAP]:// Koen & Koie TATTOO HUD BODY:// Chauvan ~Thank You ♥

:[P]:- Banyari Chin Adornment (Unisex) @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival~Thank You ♥

:[P]:- Banyari Necklace [Maitreya] @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival~Thank You ♥

:[P]:- Banyari Nose Ring (Unisex) @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival~Thank You ♥

:[P]:- Ketal Horns:// Fades @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival~Thank You ♥

Moon Elixir – Dragon Mistress – 11 – Lara – Bra R – Purple @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival~Thank You ♥

Moon Elixir – Dragon Mistress – 19 – Lara – Thong – Purple @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival~Thank You ♥

[NC] – Golden Bracers @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival~Thank You ♥

[NC] – Golden Greaves- White @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival~Thank You ♥

[NC] – Golden Pauldrons @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival~Thank You ♥

[NC] – Golden Tiara @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival~Thank You ♥

[NC] – Golden Tiara @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival~Thank You ♥

**CC** – Eternal Flaming Palms (RARE) (Blue)

On Set

::Poseidon:: Enchantress 6

Meva Hexagon Rock Stairs 1 Dark Box

Meva Hexagon Rock Column B Dark Box

Meva Hexagon Rock Stairs 1 Dark Box

!Musa! Cracking Magic Stone (Blue)

 

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Dragoness


Totally sexy is the Latisha Outfit by GeMyles. This item is an exclusive at the Fitmesh Designers Expo July 1-21 and includes collar, net body suit and bikini top in fitmesh, mesh body and classic mesh sizes. Included is a 32 color texture hud for all parts. Matching Thigh High boots with side mesh panels for Maitreya, Slink and Belleza, available to purchase separately.

Dark Passions designed these Sun Fire Gloss nails for the Cosmetic Fair. They include a texture pallet of 6 colors in two versions and can be purchased in appliers for Maitreya, Slink and Omega, or in a convenient fat pack.

The poses used here are Image Essentials Bodyline 1 and poses included with the Creative Designs studio.

The hair that I have on is part of a gacha collection too. It is Moon Mistress by  Sintiklia and can be found at Lootbox Fantasy Gacha until June 30.

I have on the Kat skin by 7 Deadly s[K]ins. This skin is an Omega based Face/Body applier for effortless application of this gorgeous skin. It s based on the Catwa Catya face which is what I am wearing, along with the Maitreya body. Included are 8 skin tones so lots of great choices in one package.



Vengeful Threads created an amazing makeup/facial mask called Medusa, for the June Pandora's Box. Though the period to pre-order is over, you can purchase this amazing item HERE. This includes a Catwa and Omega applier as well as system layers and mesh eyes.





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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof


“What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?
—I wish I knew... Just staying on it, I guess, as long as she can...” 

                                                              ~~ Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


CREDITS:

Hair - Sintiklia - Bella v1 Bento rigged w/Bangs style 2
Hairology !!
More info about the Event HERE
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Gortrikini Leopard white
Classic, Maitreya, Physique, Hourglass
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Store Information:
InWorld Kuroni Location / Flickr / Website
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Bold and Brassy 4
4 Bento Poses + Mirrors!
@ Jersey Shore until June 24th !!

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Nails -{ZOZ}- Gail 2 Polish
Slink, Maitreya, Omega, Zoz Mesh & Vista Bento
Huds with NINE colors! -OR- Single Packs
@ Cosmopolitan until June 17th !!
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Izzie's - LeLutka - Applier Yonder Eyes

.LeLutka. Chloe Bento Head & Rigged Eyes
w/ inc. Glam Affair Chloe Skin,
Maitreya Lara body/Bento hands/feet

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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

Marketplace

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

Marketplace

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

Marketplace

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

Marketplace

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

Marketplace

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

#adored Marketplace

Powder Pack Marketplace

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

Marketplace

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 –

Marketplace

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

Marketplace

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

Marketplace

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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Give me some Sugar

There are moments That you slip out into the moonlight and it just takes your mind away. You get lost in who you are and where you are going in life. These moments are fleeting as we all chase that never  catch-able carrot. Enjoy the bliss of the moonlight on your skin as you reflect on all the good in your life.

Body Pieces

Head: CATWA HEAD Lona

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Skin: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa Applier (Catlyn_bento) – Tone 02

Hair: Sintiklia – Hair Claire – Reds

Accessories

Ciggy: .05 [ kunst ] – Long Cig Holder [plain] (hand) @ Shiny Shabby

Choker:  .::Supernatural::. Jenny Silver  ~Thank You ♥

Makeup

Lipstick: Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Glittery Lipsticks (Powder Pack)

Clothes

Slip Dress: ~Nerido~ Floral Dress (Maitreya/Belleza/Slink)  @Limit8

Shoes: Ingenue :: Moira Heels (Maitreya) :: Pink~Thank You ♥

Location

Le Sixieme Sens

Pose

FOXCITY.  Editorial VOL1-3m @Limit8

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