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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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Before He Cheats

When I started taking photos for this blog, I honestly didn’t know which direction it was going to go in. I got the pictures and showed a friend and she had the same reaction I did and the name was decided. I have been cheated on, lied to and left broken, thinking it was me but each time something like this has happened it has only made me stronger. I know who I am and never again will someone use me in any way.

It sure is a nice car, isn’t it? Too bad it’s about to meet the business end of my bat. I haven’t been able to find this car available for sale so at this point, I am not going to credit it but the pose, on the other hand, was created by none other than Image Essentials and is available at Designer Showcase. This bento pose is made for men and women and comes with a wearable mesh bat. In order to use bento poses you MUST have a bento enabled viewer, for more realism bento hands are recommended.

Pose: Image Essentials – Batter Up V1-3F – Designer Showcase

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Next up is this amazing dress and shoes from Wicca’s Wardrobe, both available at Mesh Body Addicts this month. One dress, one HUD and 6 color options for both the dress and the belt decor you can mix and match to your heart’s content. The shoes also have the same 6 color options, as well as both, have metal change options.

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Rania Dress – Mesh Body Addicts

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Mydia Shoes – Mesh Body Addicts

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I’ve used this backdrop before but I really love it. Bad Unicorn released this a few months ago in a set of urban style backdrops and they are just perfect for so many things.

Backdrop: Bad Unicorn – The Docks Backdrop

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There are only a few more days to get to this year’s Hair Fair and trust me you DO NOT want to miss out on the amazing hair that the creators have put out. Tableau Vivant released this stunning hair along with several others, including a male hair that my boyfriend couldn’t wait to grab since it’s just like his hair in RL. It’s uncanny really. This hair is so much fun and is available in all the standard colors.

Hair: Tableau Vivant – Duona Blonds – Hair Fair 2017

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This skin is from June’s Catwa Powder Pack but with the release of the July Powder Pack imminent I wanted to remind everyone of the quality and stunning products that come with each Powder Pack release. Amara Beauty released Livia in all 12 available skin tones with a body HUD for the June Catwa Powder Pack, it has 3 eyebrow options as well as makeups built in as well. This is the kind of amazing products you can expect in every Powder Pack. You have until 11:59 pm on July 16 to pre-order this month’s Powder Pack, don’t forget!

Skin: Amara Beauty – Livia 03 – June Catwa Powder Pack

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Banana Banshee is back with an all-new set of gorgeous eyes, Dreams is a set of 6 eye colors sold individually or as a fatpack with light and dark sclera options. They are at TWE12VE until July 31. Each color is 79L or 259L for the fatpack.

Eyes: Banana Banshee – Dream Sanjati – TWE12VE

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West End released this Daenerys-inspired shape last month and I like it so much I decided to show it off again. Made exclusively for Catwa Catya bento mesh head it is so pretty. My version is not modifiable but the one you purchase you will have the ability to change it up some if you so choose. The shape out of the box is perfection though, even if I do like a little more curve.

Shape: West End – Dae Shape

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Blushes Boutique has an amazing set of eyelashes for sale at the main store and MP location, Flirt is a set of 5 eyelashes for Catwa mesh head.

Eyelashes: Blushes Boutique – Flirt

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Last but not least is this stunning necklace from Indulge Temptation. Available at Designer Circle in 6 different HUD options with metal, bead, and leather cord colors available. You can mix and match to suit your style completely.

Necklace: Indulge Temptation – Infinity Necklace – Designer Circle

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Pretty Girls

I’ve had the pictures for this blog ready for 2 days but something keeps coming up or I wake up too late to write a good blog and I don’t want to just throw something out there. I have a standard I’ve set for myself and I try to maintain that. I’m now in the final countdown for my current job, 4 more days of dealing with the problems and stresses of this job. 10 days off and then off to a new adventure! I can’t wait, I’m ready for “normal”.

I went to N°21 when it opened on the first and saw this amazing jumpsuit, it’s so sexy and comes in several colors with a HUD for a paint-spattered version as well, so you get two jumpsuits with every purchase or you can grab the fatpack and get them all plus a special fatpack edition.

Jumpsuit: Sabotage – Dancer Jumpsuit Red – N°21

Essenz is at Gacha Guardians with this amazing new set of shoes. With 10 commons and 2 rares to win you won’t be sorry. The lovely shoes come with a HUD to change the sole from tan to black and a metal change option with gold and silver.

Shoes: Essenz – Indonesia Black Rare – Gacha Guardian

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Another awesome backdrop from Seul that was released during April Epiphany. I just love backdrops they help me create the scene that I want so every time I see a set I have to pick them up!

Backdrop: Seul – Storefront Blanc

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Image Essentials always has the best poses for what I need, this set was released for an event, which is now over but the great thing is you can always get them afterward in the main store! Bold and Brassy is a set of 4 bento poses with mirrors.

Pose: Image Essentials – Bold and Brassy 3

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Hair Fair is now open and goes until July 16 and trust me you do not want to miss out. Phoenix is there with 3 all new hairstyles and this one is amazing. It comes with a style HUD to make it look like 4 different hairs, that’s like buying one and getting 3 free!

Hair: Phoenix – Clarissa Blondes – Hair Fair 2017

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Powder Pack for Lelutka released July 1 and this amazing skin from Amara Beauty is in the pack. The HUD has all 12 Amara Beauty tones included in 3 eyebrow options as well as Omega body appliers. Didn’t pre-order the Powder Pack for 1500L? You can still get your hands on it for the full price of 3000L either inworld or on the Marketplace.

Skin: Amara Beauty – Sylvia – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Mudskin is also in the Lelutka Powder Pack with an amazing new set of eyes, make that 3 new sets of eyes. The stunning colors are vibrant and fun and work with Lelutka mesh eyes, included with your Lelutka mesh head.

Eyes: Mudskin – Lelutka Eye Collection #1 – Lelutka Powder Pack

Alaskametro is in the new Powder Pack with an eyebrow set and they are perfection. The HUD comes with 6 color options and are tintable for your perfect color.

Eyebrows: Alaskametro – Leeta Eyebrows – Lelutka Powder Pack

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So there is a brand I’ve never heard of included in this month’s Powder Pack but I can honestly say I fell in love with the stuff they included in the Powder Pack. They included a set of eyebrows, lipsticks and lashes (not pictured) as well as eyeshadows and moles. It’s fabulous.

Makeups: OHeMO – Eyeshadows and Moles – Lelutka Powder Pack

SlackGirl is back with an amazing set of eyelashes for Lelutka, this pack includes two different eyelashes.

Eyelashes: SlackGirl – Partybaby – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Egozy has a lipstick set for Powder Pack and the colors are amazing, I had a hard time picking just one out of the 6 options.

Lipstick: Egozy – Alessia – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Indulge Temptation is at The Avenue this month with an awesome new set of bracelets. There are 6 different color options to choose from with 10 metal options for each and at a 35% discount for each set you can grab them all!

Bracelets: Indulge Temptation – Femkant HUD 1 – The Avenue

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Most Girls

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

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

Dress: Riot – Nicole Long Tank Top Dress – Limit8

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

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

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

Location: Club Crash

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

Hair: Phoenix – Carmen Pastel

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

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

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

Lipstick: Zibska – Gilt – June Catwa Powder

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

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Kat Pineapple

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

Eyelashes: Blushes Boutique – Flirt Lashes

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

Eyeshadow: Indulge Temptation – Going Retro – Lost and Found

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Eyes: Mesange – Auster Mini Pack – The Hidden Chapter

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Piercing: Kunst – Last Quarter Moon Piercing – Kustom9

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

Shape: West End – Heather

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

Shoes: Moda – Sophia Strapped Platforms – Kinky Event

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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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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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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.

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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There’s Nothing Holding Me Back

I’ve had to make some decisions in my life and one of them is that I am not going to sit back and just let life happen to me anymore. I will be 40 in less than a year and I’ve just sat back and let life go by me and I don’t want to live like that anymore. I want to live my life, fulfill my dreams, and have some fun.

The Chapter 4 is celebrating it’s 4th year on the grid with some amazing designers. Kaithleen’s is part of the pf the anniversary event with this amazing dress. The super cute, retro dress with it wide, white collar is so much I couldn’t choose just one color, so I got the fatpack. She is outside at the landing zone area and not in one of the four standard rooms of The Chapter Four.

Dress: Kaithleen’s – Uptown Dress – The Chapter Four

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This pose is from West End and is one of two of the featured items from this amazing creator. West End creates poses and shapes in SL and with the addition of Bento it has made shape makers very relevant again. West End has some of the best shapes I’ve seen and is actually the reason that I fell in love with both my Catwa Catya (pictured) and Lelutka Cate mesh heads. This pose set comes with 5 poses with attachable butterfly, plus there are 7 different butterfly clusters to rez out to complete your scene.

Pose: West End – To Catch a Butterfly

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Breathe is back at the gacha room at The Chapter Four with these super cute flats. Each pair of shoes comes with a customization HUD to change the mouse ears on the heel, buckle, and the sole. There are 16 commons and 2 rares to win at 50L a pull.

Shoes: Breathe – Mimi Flats Black Rare – The Chapter Four

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Phoenix is also at The Chapter Four with this super long hair, tossed over one shoulder it comes in all the standard colors and is available in the main landing zone area of the event.

Hair: Phoenix – Claudia Blonds – The Chapter Four

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Honestly, I was so excited messing around with different angles with this pose and when I landed on this angle it awed me, I had the perfect shot to show my nails, eyes, skin, and lips. These nails are from ZOZ and available at Level Up until May 14. Two different versions of this nail are for sale during the event and each HUD comes with 9 color options for Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Vista and ZOZ mesh nails.

Nails: ZOZ – Fly Away – Level Up

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Lumae has such gorgeous skins and I love getting the bare skins and applying my own makeup combinations. This skin is made for Catwa only and comes with both a plain and freckled skin, plus three cleavage options. There are so many appliers included in these packs you won’t need anything else.

Skin: Lumae – Ruby Bare Catwa

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This fabulous shape from West End is for Catwa Catya bento mesh head only and is a sweet girl next door type shape. All shapes are copy/mod so if you need to you can modify them, however, they come out of the box absolutely stunning. This shape is unedited and is exactly what it looks like coming out of the box.

Shape: West End – Kamara Shape for Catya

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Mesange is once again at We <3 RP with Ashtar, this set of 15 eyes is stunning with a colorful, mesmerizing gaze. These eyes are sold individually only for 67L a piece during the event only.

Eyes: Mesange – Ashtar – We <3 RP

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This gorgeous lipstick is from Indulge Temptation and is at the current round of the Makeover Room for the month of May, with 12 HUDs including 5 tones each you’ll want to get them all. They are stunning.

Lipstick: Indulge Temptation – Flirt 6 – The Makeover Room

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