Most Girls

I love this song because it’s telling you it’s ok not to be like everyone, that you can be different and it’s just fine. Too often in this world, we’re told we’re not good enough, that we need to be more like person A or why can’t you be like so and so? It’s alright to be different and it’s okay not to follow the crowd. More girls need to know that.

You know who really helps you be yourself, at least in Second Life? Riot. Seriously, her line of handmade, original mesh clothing is just amazing and I love this new tank top. There is two version of this tank top, the dress version with optional panties and the loose fit version that works with pants. The tank top comes in 28 color options with 6 additional colors for the fatpack. This tank top is available at Limit 8.

Dress: Riot – Nicole Long Tank Top Dress – Limit8

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Foxcity released this amazing set of poses at Tres Chic, there are two complete sets of poses called Effortless and you can buy them individually or as a fatpack. If you do grab the fatpack you get an exclusive fatpack pose with each set.

Pose: Foxcity – Effortless V2-1m – Tres Chic

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This location is one of my favorites in all of Second Life. Almost 4 years ago I wandered into a little-known club and found a family, Club Crash is a lesbian-friendly club with live DJs, events including live singers, contests, a beautiful sim to wander around and so much more.

Location: Club Crash

I love this hair from Phoenix and although I have blogged it previously I wanted to show you what else you can do with hair from Phoenix. Every hair she makes comes in a bunch of color options, including this pastel set. I thought I’d have a little fun and show you one of the stunning colors available in the pastel pack.

Hair: Phoenix – Carmen Pastel

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I paired this amazing hair with the all new hairbase from Just Magnetized, available in the June Catwa Powder Pack, this hairbase is for Catwa only and comes with a HUD that includes 8 colors. The Powder Pack is 1500L on pre-order but after the release you can still pick it up for the full price of 3000L.

Hairbase: Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase Special Edition 03 – June Catwa Powder Pack

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The second item I have to share with you from the June Catwa Powder Pack is this very cool lipstick from Zibska, Gilt comes in 14 tones.

Lipstick: Zibska – Gilt – June Catwa Powder

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This gorgeous skin from 7 Deadly Skins comes in 9 omega face and body appliers and is based on the Catwa Catya mesh head. It is gorgeous and I love the sprinkle of freckles.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Kat Pineapple

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I am just in love with these lashes from Blushes Boutique, this is a main store release and comes with 5 different eyelash appliers for Catwa mesh heads.

Eyelashes: Blushes Boutique – Flirt Lashes

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I paired these amazing lashes with an all new eyeshadow from Indulge Temptation and a stunning set of eyes from Mesange. Going Retro is a brand new set of eyeshadows from Indulge Temptation and is a set of 10 metallic based shadows available at Lost & Found. The awesome multi-tone eyes are from Mesange and is a mini pack at The Hidden Chapter during The Chapter Four. You can get this fantastic mini set of 5 eyes for only 150L during this occasion.

Eyeshadow: Indulge Temptation – Going Retro – Lost and Found

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Eyes: Mesange – Auster Mini Pack – The Hidden Chapter

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Piercing: Kunst – Last Quarter Moon Piercing – Kustom9

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I completed my whole, stunning look with a fabulous shape from West End. Made specifically for Catwa Catya mesh head, this shape is perfection. Completely modifiable as well to adjust the look to suit you fully.

Shape: West End – Heather

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I will be completely honest and tell you, these shoes are the reason I put this whole look together. Moda released these fabulous platform sandals for Kinky Event and I just had to have them. They are absolutely gorgeous and only 499L for the entire pack.

Shoes: Moda – Sophia Strapped Platforms – Kinky Event

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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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Pose: Image Essentials – Khaleesi 2

Vogue

With everything going on in my RL lately I had to take a long, hard look at my life, the direction I was headed in and make some drastic decision. With the loss of my right hand man (no I didn’t actually lose my hand sorry everyone *smh*) at work due to circumstances beyond ANYONE’s control and having to promote someone into a position when all I really want to do is terminate her altogether, having to deal with the drama of a small town with small-minded people and so much more I chose to apply for a new job. I was informed yesterday I was selected for the position and I now have a goal, an end date for my hell if you will. Already I feel lighter, freer and I can breathe a little easier now.

One of the greatest parts of feeling free is that some of my spark for life is returning, feeling like my creativity is flowing again and my desire to return to doing things that I have always loved is coming back. Today I bring you an amazing new outfit from Lybra at Souled Out. Each individual color includes a HUD for the bodysuit and belt in 10 colors, however, if you decided to grab the fatpack you get a total of 16 colors for the belt, corset, and bodysuit to mix and match your style. The top can also be turned off for a naughty version.

Bodysuit: Lybra – Natalia Bodysuit – Souled Out

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As the blogger manager for Image Essentials, it comes down to me to pick the person I think deserves the honor of being named Blogger of the Month. Each and every month I comb through each and every post, look at the amazing creations the bloggers present and make the very hard choice of narrowing it down to the top 3. At that point, I bug one of my friends to pick their favorite because I am so biased. We have an absolutely amazing team of bloggers and choosing just one is impossible for me. This month our blogger was Nicolas Baryl and as part of her prize, she gets a pose set named after her. GothNIC is inspired by Nicolas and is 5 poses plus mirrors available at Designer Circle starting June 25 and will be reduced to 200L for the duration of the event.

Pose: Image Essentials – GothNIC 4 – Designer Circle

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I needed the perfect location for this picture and I remembered I had the Seul backdrops from The Epiphany. This background is the perfect display for an amazing outfit.

Backdrop: Seul – Fenti Store

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I was not going to go to the Lootbox gacha event, I was going to behave and then I remembered Doe was there with 2 new hairs, *SIGHS LOUDLY* and of course I had to have them. Cue TP to Lootbox and a serious decimation of my Linden balance, but I got what I wanted so it worked out. There are 18 prizes altogether, 2 rares and 16 commons and I got lucky and got one of the rare packs!

Hair: Doe – Marigold Essentials Twotone Lootbox Rare – Lootbox

While there I saw that Glam Affair had a new gacha, I love Glam Affair and so, of course, I had to play. In true Glam Affair fashion, this skin is stunning and comes in a large variety of colors.

Skin: Glam Affair – Moana America – Lootbox

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Mesange still does some of the most beautiful eyes I’ve seen in Second Life and this stunning set of eyes from We <3 Roleplay is no exception. With the standard 15 colors available at a discount of 25% off.

Eyes: Mesange – Thasia Eyes – We <3 RP

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#adored is in the June Catwa Powder Pack with a fantastic set of eyeshadows and lipsticks. There is a HUD for both Catwa and Omega for each applier and the eyeshadow has 9 colors, the lipstick has 24 colors. Even though the Powder Pack has been released and you can no longer pre-order it at the reduced price you can still grab it for 3000L.

Makeup: #adored – enamored lips push pop edition, get blazed shadows totes faded edition – June Catwa Powder Pack

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ZOZ is at Cosmopolitan with 2 version of the Liquid Foil nail polish. The tones are stunning and so much fun I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. Available in Slink, Maitreya, ZOZ mesh nails, Vista Bento and Omega or a fatpack for those ladies that mix and match their mesh body parts.

Nails: ZOZ – Liquid Foil 2 – Cosmopolitan Event

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Indulge Temptation released these bracelets for the last round of Designer Circle, which is over now and a new round started but they were perfect for what I needed. In order to get the two different colors I wore one bracelet at a time and changed the metal. It’s brilliant.

Bracelets: Indulge Temptation – Akuti’s Bracelet HUD 3

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I had seen the WIP for these shoes on Facebook and I knew I had to have them, the adorable, multi-layered bows on the back of the stiletto pump are just sexy and innocent at the same time.

Shoes: Breathe – Mayumi Heels – Lost and Found

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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

Foxcity released two all new pose sets for Tres Chic, these bento enabled poses are so much fun and can be purchased individually or as a fatpack.

Pose: Foxcity – Effortless V2-2M – Tres Chic

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West End is still my favorite shape maker and I still recommend them to anyone looking for a great shape. These fully modifiable shapes help you create your look.

ShapeWest End – Sydney for Lelutka Cate

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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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Some Beach

Life can take an unexpected turn, sometimes they are for the better and sometimes they put your whole world into a tailspin, leaving you to pick up the pieces of the puzzle, what is left of the life you once knew. Sometimes it would just be easier to run away, hide, pretend to be someone new, maybe disappear to some beach, somewhere.

My boyfriend is just as big a shopaholic as I am and we headed over to Kustom 9 the day it opened. While there we ran into Agata and the matching bikini and swim trunks they had on offer. We sat there and debated for a bit on which color to buy and decided that out of the 6 colors we would probably wear 4 of the colors regularly and that made our decision, fat pack it was. The women’s set is fitmesh and fits both Slink bodies as well as Maitreya.

Bikini: Agata – 2017 Bikini – Kustom 9

Having picked out the outfit I knew exactly which pose I wanted to showcase. This pose was part of the enMESHed monthly box for June 2017. enMESHed Monthly is a subscription box that you pre-order for 900L every month, it is then released on the first of the next month, packed full of amazing items from designers all over the grid. Something New released this pose with the June enMESHed Monthly box. It comes with the pose and inner tube.

Pose: Something New – Summer Vibes – pre-order July enMESHed Monthly box here

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It is no secret that I am a HUGE gacha addict and I went back to The Arcade, it’s still open until the end of the month so if you were waiting for the crush of people to fade away you can go now! I went back because I really wanted a few items I didn’t play for the first time around (first 3 times I went XD). Jian has two gacha machines at The Arcade, this one is the Cheeky Chihuahuas and includes 12 commons and 2 rare. I got both rares and I tell you what, I absolutely adore the little chihuahua in the blanket rare, but he didn’t feel like coming to the beach with me, so I brought his brothers.

Dogs: Jian – Cheeky Chihuahuas – Pearly Collar Companion Rare, Black Companion Common – The Arcade

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I love Stealthic Hair and the inclusion of a style HUD just makes them all the more fun, it’s like getting 4 hairs for the price of one every time. This is an older hair but it was perfect for the look I was going for.

Hair: Stealthic – Sirens Blonde

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If you didn’t pre-order the June Catwa Powder Pack you can still pick it up inworld or on the Marketplace for the full price of 3000L and let me tell you, it is TOTALLY worth it. Then set your calendar for a reminder to pre-order next month’s box. Amara Beauty is once again in this month’s box with an all new skin, it comes with the Catwa face applier as well as the Omega body applier in all 12 tones with 3 brow options for each tone, 18 lipsticks, and 9 eyeshadows.

Skin: Amara Beauty Temp Store – Livia 05 – June Catwa Powder Pack

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Blushes Boutique released this beautiful eyeshadow for the main store location and they are made for Catwa only, the HUD comes with 3 colors built in and they are so well done. The lashes are also from Blushes and again, made for Catwa only with 5 options.

Eyelashes: Blushes Boutique – Flirt

Eyeshadow: Blushes Boutique – Jill

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Banana Banshee released Starfish for Jersey Shore and there are 7 colors in total, each for only 79L or 299L for the fatpack.

Eyes: Banana Banshee – Starfish Sophie – Jersey Shore 

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Kunst has this very cute facial piercing gacha at Kustom 9 and I just had to play, this nose ring has actually been in the past several blogs but it wasn’t clear enough to credit. The Celestial Piercing set includes 2 rares and 7 commons and is only 49L a pull. Each piercing comes with a HUD to change the metal.

Piercing: Kunst – Celestial Piercing – Last Quarter Moon – Kustom 9

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No Miracles

The end of something is the hardest thing on the planet, some take it in stride, act like nothing bad has happened. Other people take it hard, letting it affect every part of their being. I would like to think there are miracles in this world but there is more evidence to the contrary.

Dark Passions Events bring you Midsummer Enchantment and 1313 Mockingbird Lane is there with this brand new gacha set. The dress is the gacha and has 13 commons in 4 colors of top and skirt and 2 rares a black top and skirt. The wings are the 5L hunt prize and the horns are discounted 25% during the event.

Outfit: 1313 Mockingbird Lane – Malifae Set – Top and Skirt Black Rare, Malifae Wings, Malifae Horns – Midsummer Enchantment

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Image Essentials almost always has the right pose and this set, Vogue Idea is a set of 4 poses with mirrors and is bento enabled, meaning it will pose your hands if you have bento compatible. These poses are available at Jersey Shore until June 24 and only 300L for the entire set!

Pose: Image Essentials – Vogue Idea – Jersey Shore

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I needed a dark and ominous location for my photo shoot and only one place came to mind, Ironwood Hills. I love this sim, there is so much urban gothic stuff here you’re bound to complete your dark photos in the perfect location. This sign has to be one of my favorite parts of the sim.

Location: Ironwood Hills

I needed a hair that fit this look and I decided to go try out one of the brand new Truth hairs. The all new hairs come with a style HUD. This particular hair has 4 styles included and 3 sizes in 3 of the styles for the perfect fit.

Hair: Truth  – Sorcha Multitone 1

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I love blogging for Powder Pack and seeing all the amazing appliers that the designers come up with each month. This month YS&YS is back with a gorgeous new skin applier. Illy comes in 4 tones for Catwa mesh heads with Omega body appliers, there is also a shape for the four bento heads from Catwa. Although the pre-order for this pack is over you can still grab it from the in world location or Marketplace for the full price of 3000L.

Skin: YS&YS – Illy Tone 1 – June Catwa Powder Pack

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Izzie’s has an included a new set of eyebrows for the Catwa Powder Pack, there are 15 shades of eyebrows.

Eyebrows: Izzie’s – Catwa Applier Eyebrows – June Catwa Powder Pack

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Last but not least, Studio Exposure is back with 6 different model eyeshadows. These are not like your typical eyeshadows and are very fun.

Eyeshadow: Studio Exposure – Model Eyeshadow Version 5 – June Catwa Powder Pack

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Mesange is back at On9 with this amazing set of eyes. Iskandar comes in the standard 15 tones and come with standard eyes, mesh eyes and are compatible with all Omega compatible eyes.

Eyes: Mesange – Iskandar 15 – On9

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and then he kissed me

Since I was about 12 years old, Adventures in Babysitting has been one of my absolutely favorite movies, the opening scene with Chris getting ready for her anniversary date with her sleazy boyfriend was iconic to me. I wanted to find someone that would make me that happy and the song would play on repeat in my head. To be completely honest when I got this pack from Chop Shop, opened it and tried it on this scene played in my mind so you’re welcome to everyone who watches the clip below and has this song stuck in their head for the remainder of the day!

I would have bought this, but I was conversing with the owner of !Chop Shop! through a Facebook post, she’d made a comment about the lack of blogger applications in a recent blogger roundup. I had seen the app but I also had NEVER blogged anything from !Chop Shop! and didn’t feel right applying to a group I knew nothing about. She offered to send me a blogger pack and my personal ethics, I automatically declined. So here I am, I will be perfectly honest this is a trial run for !Chop Shop! and I love this outfit. At Vintage Fair this bra is available in 8 color combinations and comes with matching panties (not pictured) for Maitreya and Belleza appliers as well as standard layers, the Dotty shorts come in three colors and are also made for Belleza and Maitreya. This set is so fun and sexy I’m honored Asy gave me a chance to blog them for her. There is not currently an inworld store but make sure to find !Chop Shop! at events and on the MP.

Bra: !Chop Shop! – Red + Pink Rose Set –

Shorts: !Chop Shop! – Black Dotty Shorts Maitreya –

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I’ve been holding on to this backdrop from Seul for a minute or two, waiting for the right moment to present itself. Getting this outfit from !Chop Shop! gave me the super cute vintage outfit and the song popped in my head I knew how the rest of it would look.

Backdrop: Seul – Vanity Room

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The decor is from a previous round of The Arcade and is from Tres Blah, I have blogged it before but it was too perfect for this setting and so I used it again. I do love Tres Blah’s decor.

Decor: Tres Blah – nail polish clutter, makeup bag

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I also had some of the decor items from Olive from that same round of The Arcade and thought they made a fabulous addition to my setting.

Decor:  – the Presley Hair Gel, the Presley Hairspray

The only thing left was finding a pose that showed me getting dressed, that’s harder than you think but I finally found one from Tabou Irresistible, it made me look like I was putting my stockings on.

Pose: Tabou Irresistible – The Beauty Dress Up Pose

Stockings: BigBeautifulDoll – Seamed Fishnet Stockings

Before I chose everything else I knew what hair I wanted and headed on over to Truth to grab it. This hair in curlers is perfect for the look I wanted to achieve. The HUD comes with numerous colors in the variety you choose as well as root options, there is also an option to change the curler colors.

Hair: Truth – Betsy Variety

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The June Catwa Powder Pack was released yesterday and OMG it’s amazing! Skins, makeup, eyes and so much more. This month Essences has an all new skin in 3 tones with 2 options each, it also includes the body appliers and it’s just gorgeous.

Skin: Essences – Serenity Pale01 – June Catwa Powder Pack

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DeeTaleZ included the Doll Face Add-ons, this includes button nose, blush, eye bags, 5 lipsticks and eyebrows (not pictured), it is so cute and gives you a soft, doll-like look.

Makeup: DeeTaleZ – Doll Face Add-ons – June Catwa Powder Pack

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SlackGirl included a gorgeous set of eyes in this month’s Powder Pack that includes their own mesh eyes and HUDs for both the included mesh eyes and Catwa mesh eyes in 8 colors.

Eyes: SlackGirl – Climax Eyes – June Catwa Powder Pack

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I finished off my lovely makeup with an all new set of eyelashes from Blushes Boutique. The all new Flirt Lashes are available in the main store and MP locations and has 5 eyelashes options.

Eyelashes: Blushes Boutique – Lashes Flirt

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ZOZ is back at The Chapter Four with this gorgeous nail polish, available in two different color packs with 9 colors per pack they are shiny and stunning. As always all ZOZ polishes come with appliers for Slink, Omega, Maitreya, Vista Bento and ZOZ mesh nails.

Nails: ZOZ – Vintage Polish – The Chapter Four

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Last but not least, one of the original bento poses from Image Essentials. Soft Caress is still one of my favorite poses for my closeup shots when I want you to see my face and nails all at once. Soft Caress is a set of 5 poses with mirrors.

Pose: Image Essentials – Soft Caress 4

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Heaven nor Hell

Sometimes I’m wondering if we are in fact living in hell because it sure seems heaven is very far away. Time after time I get a text or call that something else has gone horribly wrong, I should be locked up in a mental institution after the past few weeks in RL but here I am, strong and holding on, being there for those who are more affected than I am personally. I hate being a downer, bringing my problems to others but sometimes my strength is ONLY there because of those I surround myself with. Their strength helps me continue on.

This is kind of a funny story, I went to the Lybra Blogotex to grab a really pretty gown they have for me to blog, I click the button to deliver it and I look over at the delivered item and smacked my forehead, I’d clicked the wrong button. Lybra only allows one item at a time so I decided I would rock this blog anyway and I’ll blog the gown next time. This outfit was part of last month’s Gacha Garden and as of this writing is not available at the inworld location. This outfit is so sexy though and I’m excited to bring it to you. There are 5 commons and one rare each available in 4 colors. If this gacha becomes available in the store I will update this blog. For now happy searching the MP for the amazing pieces.

Outfit: Lybra – Sigrun Armor Silver, Sigrun Belt HUD 1, Sigrun Bodysuit Red, Sigrun Sash Red, Sigrun Sleeves Silver (common), Sigrun Boots (rare), Sigrun Horns (Seed of Inspiration Prize)

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Image Essentials is at Jersey Shore with this brand new set of 4 Bento poses with mirrors, for only 300L you get all 8 poses. Bento poses do require a Bento enabled viewer and Bento hands for the full effect, but if you don’t have the hands yet no fear, you can still use these poses they just won’t pose your hands.

Pose: Image Essentials – Vogue Idea 4 – Jersey Shore

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I needed the perfect backdrop for this picture and I remembered seeing a gacha machine at Kustom9 from Bueno. I wanted a specific one and I got it on the second try so it was meant to be. This gacha includes 9 commons and no rares. I love backdrops, they help me create the feeling that I want to portray in all my photography.

Backdrop: Bueno – Skybox Gacha – Red Hall – Kustom9

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I’m so lucky to have a boyfriend who likes to shop as much as I do and who sees things he likes and points them out to me, he actually found this hair from Elua and being a fan of Elua I snatched this right up. This hair is actually two parts, one parted to the right and one to the left (and I just realized I’m an idiot and shouldn’t do pictures at 4 am because I wore both pieces to create a whole different look *smh*) Honestly though I like how it gave me a messy look, does that count?

Hair: Elua – Skye Blonde (right and left) – Kustom9

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7 Deadly Skins was at Lost and Found in May with Birdie, a Catwa Catya based Omega applier in 7 tones.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Birdie Snow as shown on Catwa Catya

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Applique is open again with some amazing new creations. Suicidal Unborn is there with a gorgeous set of eyes and a lovely lipstick palette. The eyes come in 14 colors and with the HUD that Suicidal Unborn uses you can mix and match your eye colors easily. The lipstick has 9 shades to choose from.

Eyes: Suicidal Unborn – Darcey Eyes – Appliquè

Lipstick: Suicidal Unborn – Lenore Lipstick – Appliquè

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MILA is also at Applique with a brand new set of eyelashes. On Fleek is a set of 3 stunning eyelashes made for Catwa.

Eyelashes: MILA  – On Fleek – Appliquè

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The gorgeous eyeshadow is from one of the 12 palettes available from Indulge Temptation at Vintage Fair.

Eyeshadow: Indulge Temptation – Going Retro – Vintage Fair

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Chantilly Lace

I woke up this morning to a notification on Facebook that my previous blog post had been marked as spam or against community standards and was removed, there is nothing in that blog or picture that is against community standards and sometimes Facebook makes me want to rip my hair out. I’ve countered them as it not being spam but who knows when they will pull their heads out and stop attacking people who portray themselves as avatars on Facebook. I don’t know about you, but I spend far more time on my SL Facebook than I do on my RL Facebook, I click ads, by things, watch videos, see what’s trending on this page than I ever will on my RL page.
I didn’t start out taking these pictures yesterday with the intent of slamming Facebook or the community standards protocols but it is what it is. What I did intend on doing is posting a picture of some amazing finds from Vintage Fair, Collabor88 and so much more, so that’s what I am going to do. I have to admit that I love being a blogger, one of the best parts is getting early access to events, shopping lag-free and getting my hands on the amazing creations that Second Life designers put together. I don’t get early access to everything, but that’s ok I still love shopping, it is definitely one of my biggest hobbies in Second Life. Blogging for me isn’t being sponsored and getting freebies, it is an outlet for my photography and a way to give you a glimpse of the stunning things that people make that I could not do in a million years, I know it’s not my forte to create, I’ve tried.

Vintage Fair opened on June 10 and there are some absolutely amazing things. This dress is just one example of the things you can find at Vintage Fair. Kaithleen’s released this dress for Vintage Fair and I have always loved the Rockabilly, Pinup, 50’s style. I had to have this dress. Each color comes with a solid and polka dot version with a HUD to change the frill. It is an absolutely stunning rendition.

Dress: Kaithleen’s – Vintage Frilly Dress Navy – Vintage Fair

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With the right dress found I needed the perfect shoes to compliment it and who else but Breathe would have just the right shoes? I love these shoes so much I skipped right over the individual colors and went straight for the fatpack, I love shoes so much, maybe it’s because I can only wear flats in RL. Whatever my shoe obsession is creators like Breathe bring my love of shoes to life.

Shoes: Breathe – Nazomi Heels – Vintage Fair

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My first go round of the Vintage Fair I saw this cool pose with an amazing 50’s cherry red T-bird. I didn’t buy it when I saw it because I wasn’t sure at first when or how I would use it, but then I got my hands on the Lucky’s Drive-In set from unKindness at Collabor88.  I went back to Vintage knowing what I was looking for, but I couldn’t for the life of me remember who had made this pose. Two days I wandered aimlessly, (ok nothing so dramatic) to find the stunning T-bird.

Pose: Focus Poses – 50’s T-bird – Vintage Fair

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Decor: unKindness – Lucky’s Drive-In full set includes Drive-In Joint, table blue/pink, table red/green, Menu, and Sign – Collabor88

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Another reason I had to go to Vintage Fair was this hair, from Mina the soft pink curls with the wavy, long locks is just gorgeous. The moment I saw this hair I knew I had to have it.

Hair: Mina – Betty Essentials – Vintage Fair

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I blog for 7 Deadly Skins as an official blogger, I was digging through my skin packs and realized I had the skin available at Vintage Fair as well, how perfect? Farrah comes in two tone sets, light/medium and tanned/dark. This skin is based on the AK mesh head but I’m wearing it on my Catwa Catya bento mesh head. This is an omega head applier and does include the omega body appliers.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Farrah Cotton Candy – Vintage Fair

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My friend Lizz Avon, a fabulous photographer and makeup designer in Second Life, my super sweet boyfriend had purchased me a couple of her eyeshadows previously and I had blogged the eyeshadow made for Les Fest, then Lizz messaged me and asked me to be an official blogger for her. I am honored she would choose me to showcase her fabulous makeup. Today I have two items from her, eyelashes and eyeshadow.

Eyelashes: Blushes Boutique – Lashes Summer Colors – L’Elite

EyeshadowBlushes Boutique – Amy

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Cosmetic Fair starts in just two days and you can head on over and grab these fabulous eyes from Mesange. Every eye pack comes with standard and mesh eye as well as Omega appliers for your compatible eyes.

Eyes: Mesange – Tosca – Cosmetic Fair

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Last, but most definitely not least is Zoz Nails contribution to Vintage Fair. The Writers Polish comes in two different sets and has appliers for Maitreya, Slink, Vista, Omega and ZOZ mesh nails.

Polish: ZOZ – Writers Polish – Vintage Fair

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Bad Romance

I have had the pictures for this blog done for two days, but I’ve had some really awful things happen in real life and it’s been sitting here, as I write something raw and emotional, erase it and then stare at the blank page again. Today I woke up, determined that it was going to be a better day and that I was GOING to get this blog written come hell or high water. As a matter of fact, my real life team has decided that is the new uniform for us at work, a shirt that says Come Hell or High Water.

So I have to be completely honest, I saw this outfit at FaMESHed from Libra, the three pieces are purchased separately to make one complete outfit and me, being me, wanted the fatpack which is not available. Shortly after I was at FaMESHed I saw Lybra open up blogger applications and I had to apply, one because I absolutely love everything I own from Lybra, but the main reason was that I really wanted this outfit, is that bad? The second I saw it available in the Blogotex I grabbed it knowing that I was going to blog it, it is absolutely stunning. As I said this is not available as a fat pack, you do have to purchase each color separately but I wanted to mix and match the colors to show you the amazing combinations that you can come up with.

Shrug: Lybra – Sadie Taupe – FaMESHed

Top: Lybra – Sadie Clay – FaMESHed

Pants: Lybra – Sadie Taupe – FaMESHed

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I am a blogger and blog manager for Image Essentials, one of my jobs is to select the Blogger of the Month and for the month of May I chose a very cute blogger by the name of Khaleesi. Her blog is fabulous and trust me all the bloggers for Image Essentials make it very difficult to choose one every month. I pick my three favorites, the first hard task then I pass the links to a third party that has nothing to do with blogging and ask them to pick their favorite. Usually someone new each month. As part of the prize, they receive a pose pack made just for them with their name. This pose set contains 5 poses plus mirrors with a prop and is available at Designer Showcase for 300L.

Pose: Image Essentials – Khaleesi 1 – Designer Showcase

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The decor is actually two separate pieces from the amazing KraftWork, the wall system is awesome. Rez out a builder, select the number of panels you want and rez. When they are all rezzed, change the panel textures through a touch menu. You can resize the panels to fit your needs and then save them in the rezzer and delete the rezzer for an easy wall. The furniture and decor is also from KraftWork and includes the chair, table, frame, lips and bad romance wall decor. The chair has 6 female and 5 male poses built into it.

Decor: KraftWork  – Wall System Classic

KraftWork – Fontainebleau Set

I have to admit one of the best perks of being a blogger is early access to amazing events like Pale Girl Production’s Vintage Fair. I popped over the other morning and immediately saw these fabulous shoes from NOIR. The vintage style heels with the color change HUD to mix and match the main part of the shoe and the bow is just fabulous. I’m in love with these shoes.

Shoes: Noir Store – Dorothy Heels – Vintage Fair

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I have been waiting for the right blog to drop in my lap so I could show you this hair again, it was available at an event a few months ago and being the #Foxy hair junkie I am, I had to grab it. I’m pretty certain I blogged it before but I really do love this hair and it was perfect for this look.

Hair: #Foxy – Antissa Hair

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I chose to wear my Lelutka Cate bento mesh head again today to share some more amazing items from the Lelutka Powder Pack designers. Amara is back with Amy, this skin comes in all 12 skin tones built into one HUD with the Omega body applier HUD included as well. The face HUD also includes 18 lipstick shades and 9 eyeshadows. You can still pick up this month’s Powder Pack for 3000L and pre-order your Catwa pack for only 1500L.

Skin: Amara Beauty – Amy 03 – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Studio Exposure included the Barbie makeup set in this month’s Powder Pack, the makeup pack comes with 5 lip shades and 5 eyeshadows all in an amazing Barbie pink palette.

Makeup: Studio Exposure – Barbie Doll Lelutka – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Mesange is back at We <3 RP with two new fabulous sets of eyes, this set, Thaisa and the other set Eternal. All Mesange eyes are unisex and come in 4 sizes, they work with Omega compatible eyes or you can use the included mesh eyes.

Eyes: Mesange – Thaisa – We <3 RP

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Dark Passions – Koffin Nails is also at Vintage Fair with these fun nails, the HUD comes in 9 different patterns with 3 colors for each pattern. They are so much fun and fit in perfectly with the look I was going for.

Nails: Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Totally Tight Tips – Vintage Fair

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