Vogue

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

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

Bodysuit: Lybra – Natalia Bodysuit – Souled Out

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

Pose: Image Essentials – GothNIC 4 – Designer Circle

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

Backdrop: Seul – Fenti Store

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

Hair: Doe – Marigold Essentials Twotone Lootbox Rare – Lootbox

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

Skin: Glam Affair – Moana America – Lootbox

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

Eyes: Mesange – Thasia Eyes – We <3 RP

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

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

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

Nails: ZOZ – Liquid Foil 2 – Cosmopolitan Event

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

Bracelets: Indulge Temptation – Akuti’s Bracelet HUD 3

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

Shoes: Breathe – Mayumi Heels – Lost and Found

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No Miracles

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

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

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

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

Pose: Image Essentials – Vogue Idea – Jersey Shore

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

Location: Ironwood Hills

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

Hair: Truth  – Sorcha Multitone 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eyes: Mesange – Iskandar 15 – On9

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and then he kissed me

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

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

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

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

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

Backdrop: Seul – Vanity Room

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

Decor: Tres Blah – nail polish clutter, makeup bag

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

Decor:  – the Presley Hair Gel, the Presley Hairspray

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

Pose: Tabou Irresistible – The Beauty Dress Up Pose

Stockings: BigBeautifulDoll – Seamed Fishnet Stockings

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

Hair: Truth – Betsy Variety

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

Skin: Essences – Serenity Pale01 – June Catwa Powder Pack

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

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

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

Eyes: SlackGirl – Climax Eyes – June Catwa Powder Pack

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

Eyelashes: Blushes Boutique – Lashes Flirt

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

Nails: ZOZ – Vintage Polish – The Chapter Four

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

Pose: Image Essentials – Soft Caress 4

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Heaven nor Hell

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

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

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

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

Pose: Image Essentials – Vogue Idea 4 – Jersey Shore

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

Backdrop: Bueno – Skybox Gacha – Red Hall – Kustom9

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

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

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

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

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

Eyes: Suicidal Unborn – Darcey Eyes – Appliquè

Lipstick: Suicidal Unborn – Lenore Lipstick – Appliquè

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

Eyelashes: MILA  – On Fleek – Appliquè

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

Eyeshadow: Indulge Temptation – Going Retro – Vintage Fair

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Bad Romance

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

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

Shrug: Lybra – Sadie Taupe – FaMESHed

Top: Lybra – Sadie Clay – FaMESHed

Pants: Lybra – Sadie Taupe – FaMESHed

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

Pose: Image Essentials – Khaleesi 1 – Designer Showcase

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

Decor: KraftWork  – Wall System Classic

KraftWork – Fontainebleau Set

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

Shoes: Noir Store – Dorothy Heels – Vintage Fair

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

Hair: #Foxy – Antissa Hair

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

Skin: Amara Beauty – Amy 03 – Lelutka Powder Pack

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

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

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

Eyes: Mesange – Thaisa – We <3 RP

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

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

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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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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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I was Made for Loving You

Sometimes I go to write and completely blank, my mind so full of so many things. Things like, how long will that reset take to finish at work, why did I start it already, why does the company I work for suck so bad that they overload us with stuff to put away before there are spots for it. RL makes me want to scream frequently but I put a smile on my face, pull up my big girl panties and imagine his face and my day is all better.

I made it to SaNaRae, I think I’ve mentioned that before but there were so many amazing items available at this round I just had to say it again. One of the amazing items I found was this super cute dress from Imbue. Available in multiple colors or a fatpack, the sweet little cut outs, dipped bodice and the full-length skirt is just so much fun. I grabbed 2 colors because I loved it so much.

Dress: Imbue – Cutout Dress Noir with Embroidery – SaNaRae

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This backdrop is another one from the Pseudo gacha at SaNaRae, I loved the birdcages and it seemed like such a perfect place to take a fancier picture. You can win one of 6 commons and 1 rare and this gacha is 75L a pull.

Backdrop: Pseudo – Hampton’s Bird Room Scene – SaNaRae

This brand new pose from Image Essentials is the Blogger of the Month winner’s pack, Anna Rain won the BotM for March and had a series of poses named after her, the first set is available at Square1 from May 1 – 21.

Pose: Image Essentials – Anna V1 3 – Square1

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I just love Glamistry shoes and try to incorporate them into my everyday look, with so many styles and options as well as the massive HUD it’s so easy to do.

Shoes: Glamistry – Heather Heels

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From the moment I saw this WIP on this hair, I couldn’t wait to wear it and blog it. Phoenix released this super cute, braided “fun bun” hair as my boyfriend calls them for The Secret Hideout.

Hair: Phoenix – Selina Hair – The Secret Hideout

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May Lelutka Powder Pack released yesterday morning, which means you can no longer pre-order it for the super low price of only 1500L but you can still grab it for 3000L. And you can pre-order the May Catwa Powder Pack right now. Trust me these Powder Packs are amazing. This month’s Lelutka box is packed full of skins and stunning makeups. Amara Beauty is back with Felicia. Felicia includes all 12 skin tones and 18 lipstick options. That alone is worth the 1500L price of the pre-order.

Skin: Amara Beauty – Felicia 03 – May Lelutka Powder Pack

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Izzie’s included a gorgeous set of eyes just for Lelutka mesh eyes, 12 color options altogether and so stunning. There is also and eyeshadow and lipstick set included from Izzie’s.

Eyes: Izzie’s – Storm Eyes – May Lelutka Powder Pack

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This eyeshadow, from the moment I saw it I knew I wasn’t going to take it off for a while. From Pink Fuel with two different HUDs, the colors are so much fun, the sparkling glittery shadow is just absolute perfection.

Eyeshadow: Pink Fuel – Queen Palette B Cosmic – May Lelutka Powder Pack

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Last but definitely not least is this beautiful lip color from !Imabee, the super glossy lip collection includes 20 different lip shades and is just the right amount of shiny.

Lipstick: !Imabee – Super Glossy Lip Collection – May Lelutka Powder Pack

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This awesome shape is from West End. I only recently discovered West End, when my frustration with creating just the right look for my Lelutka Cate Bento mesh head had me ready to just trash it and call it a day. I decided to look on the MP for shapes and saw one I thought was pretty. I grabbed them demo and bam! there was my face. West End shapes are modifiable so if there is something you want to tweak a little bit you can, but straight out of the box the face is perfection in my opinion. I fell in love with her shapes so much that when the blogger apps opened, I applied, crossed my fingers and prayed that I’d be accepted and I was! Now I can share theses amazing bento compatible shapes with the world.

Shape: West End – Sydney Shape for Lelutka Cate

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ZOZ is back with two all new sets of polishes for Cosmopolitan. There is a set of tipped and non-tipped polishes featuring a stunning floral print. The HUD comes with 9 colors and is available for Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Vista and ZOZ mesh nails.

Nails: ZOZ – Blossom Tips – Cosmopolitan Event

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!NFINITY is at the Dark Style Fair with an all new choker, Tic Toc has two band options, black or brown, and a metal change HUD with 6 colors for the clock hands.

Choker: !NFINITY – Tic Toc Black – The Dark Style Fair

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Last Time for Everything

Okay, don’t strangle me, I’m bored and when I’m bored I blog or try to nap which failed and I really don’t want to clean house yet so I blog.
Sometimes you have to sit and enjoy the small things in life, like a fabulous conversation, your daughter’s first real date, just making it through one more day. There is one last time for everything. Take time to enjoy everything because you never know when it will be the last time.

I love when two designers come together, in perfect harmony, unbeknownst to them to create the best outfit. That happened for me today with Riot and MoOH! The two separate pieces, believe it or not, do not go together. MoOH! has released this super cute lace top and bra set for Level Up, going on now until April 15. You have a couple of more days to get there and get this awesome top for the reduced price of 125L and it includes 12 colors.

Top: MOoH! – Fay Lace Top and Bra Set – Level Up

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These pajama pants are an older item from Riot but still cute and comfy for lounging around the house. There are 48 individual colors to choose from or a fatpack option that includes 96 colors. 199L each or 1299 for the fatpack, trust me that’s the only way to go.

Pants: Riot – Elle Chill Pants-Maitreya

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Sweet as Honey is a 5 pose set + mirrors available at Designer Showcase until April 30 and is only 300L, a fantastic value for poses just as sweet as their name. Looking for an older pose from Image Essentials and can’t find it in the store? Don’t forget they’ve all been retired, about 75% of the store and can now only be found on the MP for 50L.

Pose: Image Essentials – Sweet as Honey 2 – Designer Circle

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Rezology has been hard at work updating some of the older hairs with new complexities and better textures, this being on of them. The short bobbed hair is so cute I couldn’t wait to wear it, it’s so pretty. It has also been bento fitted.

Hair: Rezology – Tyra Hair

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Appliquè starts in just a couple of day and you can grab some amazing items from some fantastic applier creators. I’m so excited to be blogging for this event as I love makeup and eyes and never seem to have enough. There’s plenty of other stuff but the makeup and eyes alone are worth my time. Shown on Catwa Catya bento mesh head.

Eyes: MILA – Jade Eyes – Camp – Appliquè

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Eyeshadow: ARTE – Spring Eyeshadow – Appliquè

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Lipstick: Biyo – Bombae Lipstick – Appliquè

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This lovely skin from Lumae is a bare skin available in all 10 tones, it comes with every applier imaginable and is so smooth and pretty. This skin is available for one more day at The Avenue for a reduced price of 245L for each tone.

Skin: Lumae – Ruby Catwa Bare – The Avenue

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