Apocalypse Please

I’m sitting here, no coffee because I have a blood test this morning and my back in such agonizing pain I can barely breathe without wanting to cry. I tweaked my back at work, yes you can get injured working in a bank I guess, but I will live I just really want to get this blog written before the long weekend. So much has happened in the past few months but I’m working really hard on remaining positive and looking toward my future.

Up first today is this amazing new set from none other than Vinyl, she completely outdid herself with this set, it is available at Arcade right now, it opened at midnight SLT and it has a total of 21 pieces. There are 6 rares and 15 commons that are loaded into this gacha machine.

Outfit (new): Vinyl – Battle Pixies Gacha Black Shorts and Bloody Gas Mask (rare) Red Top and arm shield (common) – The Arcade

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Considering that this outfit gave me a post-apocalyptic feel I had to find something that would fit in with the theme, not only in the pose but in the landscaping. I decided to hit some of my favorite pose stores and found this Archer set from Poseidon, sold individually or as a fatpack of six it comes with the arrow and the bow, the props are resizeable to fit your hand. There was only one location I had in mind when I thought of post-apocalyptic and so I set off to Ironwood Hills, bow in hand to find the perfect spot.

Pose: Poseidon – Archer 2

LocationIronwood Hills

I’ve been in such a slump lately I actually have missed several events, Thereafter being one of them. I really wanted this hair released by Mina for Thereafter so I popped over, only to discover it was over. I then headed to Mina’s store and it was thankfully there. The hair and hairbase are sold separately, the hairbase is made for Catwa, Lelutka, and Omega and comes with a solid and shaved version. This is a fantastic hair and I knew it was the one I needed to complete my look.

Hair: Mina – Myla and Myla Hairbase

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This skin, from 7 Deadly Skins is coming to Applique on September 15, Feijoa comes in 2 version with 6 tones in each version. Version one is plain and version two has freckles/beauty marks. It is an all in one HUD but I decided to use the body skin HUD released during skin fair so that my body would also have beauty marks, the body HUD that is included with the face is plain skin. Shown on Lelutka Cate bento mesh head.

Skin (new): 7 Deadly Skins – Feijoa V2 Sand – Applique

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I love Mesange eyes so much, the colors and varieties she offers with each of her collections is out of this world, Killarney is no exception and is available right now at Men Only Monthly. As always all Mesange eyes are unisex and come with mesh eyes, HUD for Omega and mesh eyes and standard eyes for those that haven’t made it mesh yet.

Eyes (new): Mesange – Killarney Eyes – Men Only Monthly

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During The Epiphany, Izzie’s released a set of scars for the gacha machine. The Scars Gacha includes 13 commons and 1 rare. There are no system layers with this set but it works with Omega, Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya bodies. The face scars are for Catwa, Lelutka, and Omega. Each scar comes in 3 shades each of fresh and aged scars. You can play this gacha at the main store location.

Scars: Izzie’s – Scars Gacha Scars Mix I (common) and Body Scars (rare)

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Numb

On July 20, 2017, the world lost one of the most influential musicians of my generation, Chester Bennington was found hanged in his home in California and for me, this was one of the hardest deaths I’ve had to figure out how to cope with. Picking a song from Linkin Park to go along with the styling in this blog is much harder than you’d ever think.  For me, every song they ever wrote was about breaking free of the box that holds you, becoming yourself, healing the wounds and fighting to be who and what you are meant to be. Linkin Park has been a huge influence on my life for 20 years and knowing that I will never again hear Chester belt out in his very unique voice a new tune that inspires you breaks my heart.

Indie Teepee is open right now and KraftWorks is there with this all new stage. I love this and it fits in so well with my tribute to Chester. The world is not a box is what the stage screams, with a rezzer to build it and a HUD to change the lighting with 9 colors there are so many things you can do with this stage, the possibilities are endless.

Stage (new): KraftWork – Not a Box Stage – Indie Teepee

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Although you can’t see the outfit clearly in this picture you can see the amazing pose from Foxcity. Available currently at The Chapter Four in the half price room, Stairs is a set of 7 poses in total, 6 individually or a fatpack that includes the 7th pose. These poses are fabulous and Foxcity is killing it with the bento poses.

Pose (new): Foxcity – Stairs 5 – The Chapter Four

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Here’s the amazing outfit, would I ever leave you hanging? Really? Lybra released this awesome set for N°21, there is no fatpack you can purchase the high waisted skirt and tank top separately in 10 colors each. The tank top comes with the solid and lace overlay top.

Top (new): Lybra – Paige Tank Top – N°21

Skirt (new): Lybra – Paige Skirt – N°21

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Hair Fair is over but Stealthic released this awesome hair, with a style HUD that is now available in the main store location. I love this hair with its high ponytail and varying styles of over the shoulder hair. Available in all colors and an optional tint HUD for those that prefer to make their own hair color. This hair is also Bento fitted.

Hair: Stealthic – Paradox

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These shoes from Breathe are at the latest round of Epiphany and are one of the rare options. The rare comes with the full-color HUD for a multitude of options.

Shoes (new): Breathe – Nanami Rare – The Epiphany 

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Pose (new): Foxcity – Stairs 6M – The Chapter Four

Lumae has released an all new version of her Ella skin for Indie Teepee, with a darker makeup around the forehead and eyes and a tribal lip tattoo it’s so unique and fun, It comes in 4 skin tones with all the necessary appliers and is made for Catwa mesh heads only. There is a freckled and non-freckled version of each tone as well as several eyebrow color options.

Skin (new): Lumae – Apoc T4 Fawn – Indie Teepee

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Mesange is at Genre with Borealis, a stunning set of multitone eyes available in 3 different packs of 5 colors each. These eyes are beautiful. They are unisex and have 4 size irises and include Omega appliers.

Eyes (new): Mesange – Borealis Eyes – Genre

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P O E M A is at Applique with a gorgeous new set of eyelashes for Catwa only, the HUD includes 3 different lush eyelashes and they are just gorgeous.

Lashes (new): Poema – Ultra Lashes – Appliquè

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Just Magnetized is also back at Applique with a lovely set of lip glosses, the shine is extreme and lovely and gives you just the right look for your glossy lip.

Lipgloss (new): Just Magnetized – Favourite Lip Gloss – Appliquè

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Indulge Temptation brings you these amazing earrings and I will admit to mixing and matching two HUDs to create the colors that I wanted for this blog, I highly recommend buying all the colors just for that reason, you have so many options when you mix and match.

Earrings (new): Indulge Temptation – Bahija Earrings – TWE12VE

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!NFINITY released these awesome bracelets for Men Only Monthly and yes they are a little big on me, there are a total of 3 sizes in 2 metal options with an engraver HUD included, ThinkOutside is what I put mine as, a reminder to think outside the box.

Bracelets (new): !NFINITY – Chain Letter Bracelet – Men Only Monthly

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Weak

I was supposed to write this blog last night but things came up and it didn’t happen, so here I am, releasing a sneak peek blog of Hair Fair on opening day. That’s right it’s Hair Fair time again for those of you that haven’t been keeping up, you have from today July 1 all the way to July 16 to get in and grab some absolutely stunning hairs and help Wigs for Kids. There is something new this year, 2 cam sims on top of the 4 main shopping sims so that you can get your shop on!

First up today I have this amazing outfit from Lybra, available right now at N°21, sold separately with 10 color options for the shirt and pants so it’s easy to pick the colors you want and mix and match your style. This outfit is made for Maitreya only.

Top: Lybra – Dina Top White – N°21

Pants: Lybra – Dina Pants Blue – N°21

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This hair, the first time I saw the ad on Facebook from Mina I knew this hair would be mine. I love fun buns, as my awesome boyfriend calls them, and so does he. Anytime I see a hair that has the fun bun it’s pretty much going to be mine. All new is the included style HUD and this one includes 3 styles to choose from, I love style HUD because it makes it seem like you get 3 or more hairs for the price of one.

Hair: Mina – Luna – Hair Fair – Hair Fair 2017

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I love Foxcity poses and honestly this is a pose that was released for Pose Fair this year, however, I love it so much and if fit in with my theme so well I had to use it. Even though Pose Fair is over you can still grab this pose set at the main store location.

Pose: Foxcity – Night Owl 1 wit Prop

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Minimal had released this backdrop set for the last round of Epiphany, I love backdrops and really love Minimal backdrops because they are bright, vibrant, fun and so much more. This gacha is at the main store now and is 70L a pull. It is totally worth it if you really want your pictures to stand out.

Backdrop: Minimal – Illusions 2 -9-

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7 Deadly Skins released this gorgeous skin, Reina for Buy Now. This face is based on the LAQ Trinity head and includes 7 tones all for only 799L. That’s a steal!

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Reina Freckled Sand – Buy Now

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This gorgeous eyeshadow from Blushes Boutique is at the main store location and includes 3 colors for Catwa mesh head only.

Eyeshadow: Blushes Boutique – Jill Eyeshadow

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Applique is quickly coming to a close, you only have a few more days to get there and pick up the amazing items our creators have put together just for you. Everything at Applique is meant for mesh only, clothes, skins, tattoo, eyes, makeups and so much more. Zombie Suicide released this amazing set of eyes that work with Catwa, Omega and their very own mesh eyes, the HUD includes10 colors to choose from and you can mix and match your eye color if you’re feeling adventurous.

Eyes: Zombie Suicide – Nissa Eyes – Appliquè

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Nails: ZOZ – Liquid Foil 2

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I am spoiled, not intentionally because I never ask for anything, but my boyfriend has certain things he likes a lot, peep toe pumps being one of those things, so whenever I see a new pair of shoes that fit that style I show him the ad to get his approval so I can buy them, HOWEVER, he spoils me and usually they show up in my inventory as a gift. These shoes from KC Couture is a brand new release and I just love KC Couture, the HUDs are extensive and you can mix and match the colors to suit your personal look and style.

Shoes: KC Couture – Xia Heels

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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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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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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.

Most Girls

It’s the end of the month and I am sitting here, digging through my inventory, looking at all the amazing things the creators have sent out in blogging groups and I feel no inspiration. Not because the stuff they send is bad or because I don’t want to blog, but it’s simply a matter of I’ve taken on more than I can chew and have fallen behind. Upon speaking to a blogger friend, we’ve decided it must be spring fever. This winter was so long and dreary and now the sun is shining and the urge to be doing anything but sitting at a computer is overwhelming. I am having to make some very difficult decisions on the groups that I blog for, as I don’t feel I am representing them properly. I don’t want to “drop” anyone but at the same time, I cannot give them the coverage they deserve.
What’s worse is a group that I would die to blog for opens apps and I put one in and then feel immediately guilty because I’m not even covering the groups that have entrusted me. Blogging is a tough gig, one that I love and thrive on usually but also one I am having to take a hard look at. I have spent the better part of the past year, on my blogging platform, avoiding interactions with people all in the name of building my blog, it has been a lonely existence but blogging was everything to me. It’s time to take a step back and re-evaluate. There are many creators that I could never leave and so much more I feel guilty for contemplating leaving, but I am honestly doing them a disservice by not giving them the blogging coverage that they deserve.

Today I have chosen to include some items that are not from a sponsor’s store as well as some items that are. Essentially getting back to my roots of blogging. Uber opened on May 25 and yes I got in immediately and got the items that I wanted, here it is 3 days later and I am finally getting around to posting the pictures I took for this blog. Masoom is at Uber with this amazing new dress and from the moment I saw the WIP I knew I would own it. This gown is materials enabled and sparkles and shines when you have advanced lighting on. It is truly a stunning gown. I bought it in two colors even though I seriously debated buying the fatpack. There is also an optional necklace available for purchase.

Dress: Masoom – StarLight Gown Purple Night – Uber

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Another amazing designer at Uber is Minimal with an all new set of backdrops. I have become a backdrop queen and grab them whenever I see them. There is a total of 4 individual backdrops or a fatpack and the very urban backdrops are great for almost anything, I mean I used it with a formal. A misplaced lady in the city.

Backdrop: Minimal – Underground Backdrop 3 – Uber

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Foxcity does some of the best Bento poses out there, this is an older set that I picked up a few month ago and I keep coming back to them because they fit so well into what I want to portray. This set, called Surface is a set of 7 poses total, with pose 7 being the fatpack bonus. I totally recommend bypassing the individuals and going straight for the fatpack when you get Foxcity.

Pose: Foxcity – Surface 5

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When I bought this dress I wanted a hair that would compliment it but was kind of fun at the same time, I searched high and low and finally made my way to Wasabi Pills. I love this hair, the loose braided style with the flyaway bangs was just what I wanted. I haven’t taken it off since I bought it, it just goes so well with everything.  This hair includes two versions and is available in all standard color packs.

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Adamaris A

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Lumae does some of the most stunning skins I’ve seen in Second Life, I adore the fact that she includes almost every applier you’ll ever need, although most skins are made specifically for one type of mesh head only. There is always a freckled and non-freckled option as well as three cleavage options. This skin is stunning and is bare so that you can apply whatever makeups you want to make your look uniquely you. This skin is made specifically for Lelutka and is shown on my Lelutka Cate Bento mesh head.

Skin: Lumae – Yulia Bare T3

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There is still time to get to TWE12VE and grab these eyes from Banana Banshee, Bloom comes in 8 colors, one of them a dollarbie/demo or a fatpack.

Eyes: Banana Banshee – Bloom Henrietta – TWE12VE

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I chose to wear the eyebrow-free option of the skin so that I could show you the amazing eyebrow applier available from MILA for Applique. These eyebrows come in one HUD with 3 colors, one is tintable to make them match your hair color and also comes with an eyebrow shaper (not pictured). These eyebrows are available for purchase individually for Catwa and Lelutka only.

Eyebrows: MILA  – Attractive Eyebrow – Appliquè

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Zombie Suicide is also at Applique with a fabulous set of eyeshadows, there are two versions included in the HUD, with a tattoo and without. I chose the without because it didn’t exactly match my look. These eyeshadows are fabulous and have 10 colors included for Catwa and Lelutka.

Eyeshadow: Zombie Suicide – Smokey Eyeshadow – Appliquè

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Last but not least is this lipstick from Navzar Lab. Personally, I have not heard of this creator before, but when I saw this lipstick in the blogger room of Applique I wanted them. The ombre tones come in 4 depths per color and there are 3 colors in the HUD. Made for Lelutka mesh head.

Lipstick: Navzar Lab. – Lipstick Set 7 – Appliquè

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ZOZ nails polishes are still one of my favorites in Second Life, the shine is like no other and the available appliers rival anyone else out there, created for Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Vista bento and ZOZ’s very own brand of mesh nails you can always get just what you need from ZOZ. This polish is available at Level Up until May 30.

Polish: ZOZ – Emotion – Level Up

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Alright, so I made it through another blog, please don’t think that this is a negative posting, in fact, it’s the opposite. I am simply stating my concerns, my thoughts, and my feelings. Trying to work through my block in my way. I am honored to blog for the designers that I do and hope that future designers don’t look at this and think “this girl is bipolar, we don’t want her”. Sometimes we get overwhelmed and with no one to talk to about your feelings it can get crushing. So you, my dear reader, are my sounding board. Thank you for making it to the end with me, if you’re still here. <3

I’m a Lady

I am so far behind on stuff, I dig through my inventory constantly and find new things that I’ve missed blogging previously, or better yet an outfit from two different creators that just go together like they were made for each other. My passion for blogging is waning and I’m trying to find it again. I know it exists and I adore each and every creator that has given their trust in me to create amazing blogs for their creations. They deserve the best and I do my best to show them they way they deserve.

If you read my blog, and I know some of you do, you’ll recognize this top from my post the other day. I love it so much and the style is so perfect I decided to share it with you again in a different fashion. ChicModa has released this top for the newest round of Cosmopolitan and it’s just fabulous. Available in 10 colors or a fatpack you’ll want them all.

Top: ChicModa – Carol Top – Cosmopolitan Event

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RIOT is at Tres Chic this month with the fabulous, long denim shorts. She heard you asking for them and here they are. Available in 20 colors with 8 metals or in a fatpack you do NOT want to miss out on these shorts. They are made to fit Maitreya, all Belleza, all Slink and TMP. The rigging on these, like all Riot items, is perfect. In my experience, there is never any gaps with Riot clothing.

Shorts: Riot – Arya Denim – Tres Chic

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This outfit honestly puts itself together. As soon as I had the top and shorts on I knew exactly what shoes I needed to go with them. N°21 here I come and the brand new release from Empire. These boots are perfect. Fit for Maitreya, all Belleza, all Slink including male and Toddleedoo baby and kid you will want these.

Shoes: Empire – Ixora – N°21

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West End is also at Cosmopolitan this round with Styles for Miles pose pack. This pack includes the skateboard and 5 poses, add the skateboard for the pose you want. Again this post really just put itself together.

Pose: West End – Styles for Miles 5 – Cosmopolitan Event

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SaNaRae is over but this backdrop lives on. Pseudo released New York-inspired backdrops and to be perfectly honest I have been looking for the opportunity to use this particular one. It has finally come.

Backdrop: Pseudo – Back Alley Exit Scene

I needed the perfect hair to complete my look and I headed over to #Foxy. This hair was just what I was thinking and I snatched it right up.

Hair: Foxy – Smitten Kitten Blondes

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I try to cover as many items as possible from the Powder Pack and this time we have a brand new, exclusive skin from Essences. This pack has 3 tones in 2 different types for each tone, the body appliers, eyebrow shaper and base shape (last two not included). Remember Powder Pack can be pre-ordered before release for only 1500L, after release it’s 3000L so you should definitely pre-order.

Skin: Essences – Dawn Medium01 – May Catwa Powder Pack

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Glam Affair was also in this month’s Catwa Powder Pack with a face applier in Polar tone and a makeup kit. I chose the makeup kit that includes 8 eyeshadows and 15 lip colors.

Makeup: Glam Affair – Polly Makeup – May Catwa Powder Pack

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These stunning eyes are from Mesange and are available at  On9 through the end of May. The stunning tones of these eyes are sure to bring the attention back to your eyes.

Eyes: Mesange – Sanctis – On9

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Applique is still happening right now and Savage is there with an all new tattoo for Maitreya, Belleza, Slink and Signature. It comes with 3 colors built into one HUD, black, red, and white.

Tattoo: Savage – Kami Tattoo – Appliquè

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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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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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