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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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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Crying in the Club

With the latest terror attack in London, there are questions swirling around in my brain. Why is there so much hate, why do people have to be so cruel? What did those people do to earn this horrific death? Absolutely nothing is the answer, this is the sins of the father visiting the son so to speak. I wish I could just make peace and friendship a thing, get rid of all the hate, racism and bigotry that is in the world. I wasn’t raised to hate, I was raised with respect and love and these tales of terror just really make no sense to me.
I didn’t start this blog with the intention of voicing my thoughts on the horrors around the world, but sometimes you just have to get it off your chest. On a positive note, I was scrolling through my Blogotex dashboard yesterday, the new feature allows you to see all your designers, open applications, and rejections in one place. I applied to Lybra, never expecting to get accepted because let’s be honest. I never think I’m going to be accepted, it’s how I keep going. I had been waiting to see who Lybra had chosen as a blogger since I knew it was coming fairly quickly. I scrolled to the spot where my open applications were and it was gone so I immediately scrolled to the rejections and it wasn’t there either. I start looking through my list of designers and there is Lybra, I about had a heart attack! I am so excited and honored to blog for such an amazing brand.

Limit8 is still going on right now and Lybra is there with two creations. Milly is the non-limited dress and comes in 10 colors or a fatpack with 16 colors. This dress is so cute with the lace overlay skirt and I couldn’t wait to put it on and show it all to you. The Limit8 version is called Gabriella, it has 16 colors and is completely limited. If you want the Gabriella you have to go get it now before the event ends.

Dress: Lybra – Milly Green – Limit8

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Image Essentials is at Jersey Shore, which opened June 3 and goes until June 24. This all new set of bento poses comes with 4 poses plus mirrors. You can grab this set for only 300L.

Pose: Image Essentials – Bold and Brassy 4 – Jersey Shore

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1313 Mockingbird Lane is at Vintage Fair starting June 9. The Princess PURRse gacha has 8 rezzable and 8 wearable versions. The rares are the clear plastic that you can modify if you are comfortable with your editing skills. To be on the safe side Tequilla is willing to trade you a copy version for your transfer version so if you make a mistake you can still have your awesome purse.

Purse: 1313 Mockingbird Lane – Princess PURRse Clear Wearable Rare – Vintage Fair (LM Coming June 9)

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I’m a backdrop junkie, I will admit that and when Uber opened I had to go grab these amazing new backdrops from Minimal. This will be the third of four backdrops that I have included in my blog, I really do use them all the time! The underground set is 4 different, grungy, urban-inspired backdrops and as always they are AMAZING. You CAN buy them individually but why would you?

Backdrop: Minimal – Underground Background 1 – Uber

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Phoenix is killing it with the hair selection and this one available at Tropical Summer is no different. It’s a short bobbed hairstyle in the back with long tendrils framing your face in the front. Available in all normal color packs with a regular, plus version and fitted mesh version that works with physics for the bounce you can’t go wrong.

Hair: Phoenix – Carmen Fitted – Tropical Summer Fair

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Les Fest started yesterday and ends tonight. This two-day event is to celebrate the lesbians, bisexual and pansexual women of not only SL but the world. Tons of events, as well as shops, are happening right now and there is a place for kids to hang out as well. I was honored to be asked to share some of my photographs in the Gallery area alongside some of the most amazing photographers I know and one such photographer, Lizz Avon also has a store called Blushes Boutique. She made this amazing pride eyeshadow, available for purchase in the shopping area of Les Fest for only 99L. There are 3 colors built into the HUD. I love this eyeshadow so much and I am happy to let my PRIDE show!

Eyeshadow: Blushes Boutique – Eyeshadow Pride – Les Fest Shopping District

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The next two items kind of go hand in hand in my mind. West End is at Cosmopolitan with an all new Daenerys Targaryen look alike shape. Daenarys is my favorite character in GoT and so I was super excited to blog this shape. This is exactly what it looks like out of the box, West End makes such amazing shapes. This is ONLY for Catwa Catya bento mesh head only, any other heads it will not look right, try a demo before purchase.

Shape: West End – Dae Shape – Cosmopolitan Event

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Since I was wearing the Daenerys inspired shape I wanted to have the smooth, creamy complexion that is also known to Daenerys so I chose this stunning skin from 7 Deadly Skins. Luka will be available eBento starting June 15 and is for Omega Face and Body. It is an all in one HUD in 8 tones. I chose snow because of it’s super fair complexion.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Luka Snow – eBento

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The eyes from Mesange are the Women’s Only Hunt gift and include 5 colors in one HUD.

Eyes: Mesange – Goldmine 5 – Women’s Only Hunt

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Indulge Temptation is also at Jersey Shore with this amazing necklace. It’s available in 6 different HUD and is just beautiful.

Necklace: Indulge Temptation – Serena 1 – Jersey Shore

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Glamistry always has the right shoe for the look I want and these are no exception. The HUDs with Glamistry shoes allow you to completely mix and match to create a look unique to you.

Shoes: Glamistry – Eranthis Heels

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Boys of Summer

 I don’t pull poor Manni out of inventory nearly enough, but when I saw the awesome new stuff from Riot, Stealthic and !NFINITY I knew hy was about to make an appearance.

Today I am going to start by covering the location and the pose since they are interconnected. Something New has an amazing photo area available right at the sim, you need to be a group member to use the area but the great news is that it’s free to join. When I had decided on my look there was no other place I could think of to take my picture and no question as to what pose I was going to use. Something New is involved in enMESHed, a monthly subscription box is available for preorder through the whole month, then it is delivered to you on the first of the following month. You can pre-order your box for only 900L. This pose is from the June enMESHed box. Once the box has been delivered you cannot buy it again, so it pays to pre-order.

Location: Something New Photo Land

Pose: Something New – Take a Bite – enMESHed Monthly

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If you haven’t heard about the Signature Event by now you’re living in a cave, in the middle of the desert. Signature Event is a monthly Men’s event, that’s right guys you have another event with some amazing designers. Riot is there with an all new set of swim trunks. I love Riot because she really listens to her customers and works hard to give them what they ask for. The fatpack of these shorts is enormous. 28 solid colors, 15 fatpack exclusive colors and complete control over how they look. If you choose to only buy one color you will have the ability to change only the waistband color and turn the tie on and off, the fatpack is so worth all the extra options. As with everything I’ve ever tried from Riot, the fit is next to none, her rigging is flawless with no gaps or bulges.

Shorts: Riot – Maui Swim Shorts – Signature Event

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I have been blogging for Stealthic since around this time last year, I bought a hair at Hair Fair, called Daughter and fell absolutely in love with it. I took a chance and messaged the creator and then the blog manager, asking if there was a slight chance that I could blog for them, officially. They said yes and I have never regretted my decision to blog for such an amazing designer. When I started seeing men’s hair posted on my Facebook page but they weren’t showing up in my Blogotex page I contacted Stealthic, because I really wanted to be able to show off the amazing hair being created. What I love about Stealthic is the style HUD included. When you buy one hair it’s like getting four, what could be better? This hair, actually inspired by Gac Akina, the creator of Stray Dog, will be available at The Men’s Department on June 5.

Hair: Stealthic – Reach – The Men’s Department

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7 Deadly Skins is probably one of the most generous creators I blog for. June is officially here and there is a brand new group gift for men and women, men can grab Judas in Clay tone with 3 different Omega body appliers and 2 Omega face appliers. Want more than that? Well, grab the June Group Offer instead for 250L and get all the body skins and 6 Omega face appliers. This is seriously an amazing offer.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Judas Clay June Offer/ Body Smooth/ Head V3

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I may have slightly cheated and included a gift from the Women’s Only Hunt, but these eyes are so beautiful and eyes aren’t just for women right? Plus, I did the Men’s Only Hunt with my boyfriend Maxe so guys, go do the hunt with your ladies and grab these eyes and while you’re at Mesange main store look around at the stunning new layout. Goldmine is the Women’s Only Hunt gift from Mesange and includes a mini pack of 5 eyes. The hunt starts tomorrow, June 3rd and runs through the month of June, so don’t miss out!

Eyes: Mesange – Goldmine – Women’s Only Hunt

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Last but definitely not least is these awesome bracelets from !NFINITY. The Infinitum bracelets are available right now at Men Only Monthly and are a braided cord with a metal infinity symbol. There is two metal colors and three braid colors.

Bracelet: !NFINITY – Infinitum – Men Only Monthly

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Sign of the Times

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

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

Backdrop: Minimal – Underground Backdrop 4 – Uber

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

Dress: MOoH! – Mia Dress Soft – Designer Circle

Shoes: MOoH! – Gail Boots Pastel – Thrift Shop

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

Pose: Image Essentials – Anna 9 – Designer Showcase

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

Hair: Phoenix – Lena – Kinky Event

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

Eyes: Mesange – Sanctis Eyes – On9

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

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

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

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

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

Lipgloss: Sintiklia – Strawberry Lipgloss for Catwa – Appliquè

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

Bracelets: Indulge Temptation – Cute Butterfly Bracelet –

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

Rings: Codex – Flora Bento – Shiny Shabby

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

Nails: ZOZ – Emotion

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

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It’s been a while since I dragged Manni out and gave him some attention. Today I decided to show off some amazing items from the designers that I blog for that they make for men.

Riot heard you when you said you wanted some amazing clothes for men and her answer was to bring you an all new tank top. Andrew is a custom, fitmesh tank top made for Slink, TMP, Signature, and Adam. It is available in the standard 26 colors or a fatpack and the fit and rigging are second to none. I have yet to find something from Riot that is not rigged perfectly. Right now you can ONLY get this tank top at Signature Event.

Tank top: Riot – Andrew Fatpack – Signature Event

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Joseph Cargo Shorts are an old item made new, the HUD was a little hard to understand when it was first released so she’s completely reworked it and included 17 camo and 17 plain tones, each individual pack comes with both or purchase the fatpack and get it all. If you purchased these previously go hit the redelivery and get the update for FREE.

Shorts: Riot – Joseph Cargo Shorts Fatpack

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I’ve had these shoes for a while, but I just love Vale Koer. I love that almost every shoe they make is rigged for both male and female unless it is very obvious it is only meant for one sex. These shoes are available in 8 colors or in a fatpack that allows complete customization.

Shoes: Vale Koer – Thermal Vasiform

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The Epiphany may be closed and as of the writing of this blog the gacha machine is NOT available at the main store, but definitely, keep an eye out because these backdrops are amazing. There is a total of 9 commons and one rare to win, the arcade theme and amazing neon colors are sure to make any picture pop.

Backdrop: Minimal – Illusion II -7

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Pose:  Image Essentials – Confidence 10 Mirror

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I love Mina Hair, the textures and styles are amazing and this is no exception. Finding hair for men is SL is a tough chore, but you’ll find a wide variety at Mina.

Hair: Mina – Andre Rigged Black

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Banana Banshee is at TWE12VE with a brand new set of eyes. Bloom comes in 8 colors, this includes one demo/dollarbie. You can pick up each eye color with a light and dark sclera for only 79L or grab all the colors in a fatpack for only 299L.

Eyes: Banana Banshee – Bloom Olivia – TWE12VE

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7 Deadly Skins makes some amazing skins for both men and women. They have appliers for almost every head and body out there and also have Omega appliers for those body parts that are compatible. Jager was the group gift during the month of January and is not available at this time for purchase.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Jager Caramel HB and smooth

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When Will My Life Begin

I’ve always loved the Rapunzel story, the true love that led them together, the wicked mother that forced a life of solitude for eternal youth. I can’t even imagine having hair long enough to climb a tower with or the headache that would have come with it.

Enchantment has opened it’s magical doors once again with some amazing creations from some of the best designers in all of Second Life. Nantra is there with Rapunzel’s tower. This prop has 6 poses +mirrors built into it for all your photography needs, the poses are fun from standing back praying for your prince to come, to watching him at the bottom of the tower, puzzled as to how to reach you.

Pose: Nantra – Rapunzel – Enchantment

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This stunning hair is from Phoenix, the long, wavy tresses are completely Rapunzel-inspired and are absolutely brilliant. This hair is available in all standard color packs.

Hair: Phoenix – Valerie Hair Blondes – Enchantment

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Junbug, one of my absolutely favorite creators of medieval fashion has released this absolutely stunning gown for Enchantment. Available individually in 11 colors or as a fatpack it is fit for Maitreya only and is perfection.

Dress: Junbug – Ludwiga Night – Enchantment

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Indulge Temptation is back at TWE12VE with this amazing crown, the metals and flowers are all colorable via a HUD, I chose two different HUDs to complete the flowers for my look. There is 5 HUDs total to choose from and each one comes with metal and jewel change options. Each crown package is only 99L during the event.

Crown: Indulge Temptation – Spring Queen – TWE12VE

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7 Deadly Skins is back at Applique, opening tomorrow. This gorgeous skin is for Lelutka only and shown on my Lelutka Cate bento mesh head. There are 6 skin tones built into the HUD and the body appliers are sold separately.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Moreya Cotton Candy – Appliquè

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On9 is open and Mesange is there with Sanctis. These gorgeous tones are vibrant and fun. The HUD works with all Omega compatible eyes and also includes Mesange’s own mesh eyes.

Eyes: Mesange – Sanctis 14 – On9

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Poema and Zombie Suicide are also at Applique, Poema has and amazing set of eyeshadows, they sparkle and shine in 6 amazing tones. Zombie Suicide has released a gorgeous, matte lip palette with 9 shades.

Eyeshadow: Poema – Urania Eyeshadow – Appliquè

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Lipstick: Zombie Suicide – Tintable Lips – Appliquè

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The Chapter 4 is still going on with it’s anniversary round and !NIFINITY is there with the Sweetberry Necklace. Available in 5 metal options with a color change HUD for the beads it is so cute I couldn’t wait to include it.

Necklace: !NFINITY – Sweetberry Black – The Chapter Four

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There’s a few days left to get to The Dark Style Fair and grab these beautiful nails from Dark Passions – Koffin Nails. Marilyn’s Memoirs is a stunning, lace nail has 9 tones built into the HUD.

Nails: Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Marilyn’s Memoirs – The Dark Style Fair

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This beautiful shape, made for Lelutka Cate mesh head is from West End, this is exactly what it looks like out of the box, but is modifiable to create a look unique to you.

Shape: West End – Sydney Shape

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Waiting for Tonight

The newest round of Collabor88 is open now and the designers of this outstanding event have outdone themselves. Hairology also opened today and there were so many amazing hairs I couldn’t decide which ones I wanted the most.

From the moment I saw the advertisement for this gown I knew I was going to own it. From Cynful for Collabor88 each color comes with a solid and ombre tone. I chose the gorgeous blue tone that has a gray ombre option. This gown is stunning and there is an optional back necklace sold separately.

Dress: Cynful – Empress Maxi Dress Grey – Collabor88

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This wonderful updo is the newest release from Stealthic and is available right now at Hairology. This hair comes in all the standard color packs as well as an optional tint HUD. The styler included has 4 options for wearing this amazing hair.

Hair: Stealthic – Envy Blondes – Hairology

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This awesome pose is one of 5 poses in the set by West End, there are 2 lying and 3 standing poses.

Pose: West End – Breathing Space 3

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7 Deadly Skins is part of an all new event called eBento. eBento is an event to showcase the newest SL programming and is open to any bento creators. This skin is fashioned for the AK bento mesh head and has an omega applier as well. The first day of this all new event is May 15.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Naomi Cotton Candy – eBento

Mesange is back at We <3 RP with 2 brand new sets of amazing eyes at a 25% discount. Sheba is a set of 15 eye colors and they are bright and vibrant, gorgeously made as with all Mesange eyes.

Eyes: Mesange – Sheba Eyes – We <3 RP

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Jewelry: EarthStones – Crystal Cascade Necklace and Earrings

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This sumptuous nail polish is from the one and only ZOZ and is available now at Mesh Body Addicts. The lovely tones come in two separate packs, one light one dark with nine colors in each pack.

Polish: ZOZ – Lux Love – Mesh Body Addicts

This gorgeous shape is also from West End, Chloe is the shape that made me fall in love with my Catwa Catya bento mesh head and this is the completely unedited version of the shape.

Shape: West End – Chloe for Catya

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New York, New York

I have always wanted to visit New York, I guess I did when I was a baby but obviously, I don’t remember that. Growing up as a navy brat, traveling and moving all the time, I think I developed a serious case of wanderlust and I just want to go all the time. However, that takes money and yeah I don’t have that yet!

Since I can’t make my dream of traveling come true in RL I can at least take pictures in places I’d like to visit thanks to some amazing creators, today I visited a subway entrance in New York City thanks to Pseudo. This set of backdrops is a gacha available right now at SaNaRae. There are 6 commons and 1 rare to win.

Backdrop: Pseudo – Subway Entrance Scene Rare – SaNaRae

I went with a punk look and ChicModa helped me with that, a brand new top is available at the main store. Hazel is available in 12 individual colors or a fatpack that includes 4 exclusive colors. Made for Maitreya and both Slink bodies this top is so fun, with optional lace and 4 bead colors.

Top: ChicModa – Hazel Maitreya

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Chemical Princess is back at Dark Side with this super cute skirt, made for Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink with a color change HUD including both solid and transparent textures.

Skirt: Chemical Princess – Virgo Skirt Maitreya – Dark Side

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These shoes, at Fantasy Faire from 1313 Mockingbird Lane and dragon inspired they are so much fun, from the scaly texture to the wings and tail wrapped up your leg. Each color has a dragon born name and is so much fun.

Shoes: 1313 Mockingbird Lane – Lessa Stilettos Temeraire the Black – Fantasy Faire

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I love Reve Obscura poses, they are all Bento enabled and require a Bento viewer, some have props, some are just fun poses.

Pose: Reve Obscura – Deuces Pose

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I needed the perfect hair for my punk look and Rezology had just the right one. This is one of the recently updated, lower complexity hairs. With a five color change HUD and an optional tinter you can have all kinds of fun with this hair.

Hair: Rezology – Bamf

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This skin was released for Black Fair which is now over but it should be available at the main store soon. Maureen came in 4 tones with face and body appliers for Omega, which I love because now that Lelutka is making Omega compatible faces I have so many more options. Shown on Lelutka Cate bento mesh head.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Maureen Caramel Blonde

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Who’s ready for the next Lelutka Powder Pack? I know I am, last month’s box was amazing with this eyeshadow from Studio Exposure and lip colors from Pink Fuel. The May Lelutka Powder Pack is still available for pre-order until April 30, that’s tomorrow. After the first, you’ll have to pay the full price of 3000L to get this box.

Eyeshadow: Studio Exposure – Backstage Model – March Lelutka Powder Pack

Lipgloss: Pink Fuel – Glamorous Gloss – March Lelutka Powder Pack

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You still have time to get over to Applique and grab these stunning eyes from MILA, the colors are just amazing.

Eyes: MILA  – Jade Eyes Tranquility – Appliquè

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I absolutely love this tattoo and although I really wanted it in black I got the henna rare and that made me happy too. Available at SaNaRae from Nanika, there are 3 colors to win black, white and henna, each with a rare, full body tattoo and 9 commons, arms, legs, and torso. It’s a fabulous tattoo.

Tattoo: Nanika – Pari Tattoo Henna Rare – SaNaRae

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This gorgeous shape from West End is made specifically for Lelutka Cate bento mesh head, it is unedited and this is exactly what it looks like coming out of the box. West End made me fall in love with my mesh head, I seriously recommend checking them out.

Shape: West End – Sydney Shape

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Yes these nails say Fuck Off, I had to wear them. From Dark Passions – Koffin Nails they are available until May 6 at Thrift Shop. They are available for Maitreya, Slink and Omega and have 9 different color/patterns to choose from. They are specially priced during this event at 50% off.

Nails: Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Punk as Fuck – Thrift Shop

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