One More Light

I lost my grandfather Sunday, August 13, 2017, to his unending battle with cancer. It started as prostate cancer and moved into his bones, he was frail and fragile at the end and in so much pain. I’ve lost not one, but two of the most important men in my life this year, my step-father in January and now my grandfather. They taught me so much about life it’s hard to imagine them gone. The song at the end of this video is from Linkin Park, another great lost this year, Chester Bennington had a way of making you feel his music, you didn’t just listen to Linkin Park, you felt the emotions. This song is very emotional for me because the lights around me keep going out.

When I first saw that Reve Obscura was working on a brand new gacha set I knew it would be mine. A total of 6 poses with props in all with 5 commons and 1 rare and at only 50L a pull you definitely want to collect these. This one happens to be rare and it comes with the speaker, guitar, and cigarette. This pose set is available at the main store location.

Pose (new): Reve Obscura – Rocked Out Bento Pose Rare

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I’ve said it before and probably will say it a lot, but I absolutely love when 2 creators make items that work so well together. Today it’s a brand new top from Vinyl available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair until August 21 and these awesome pants from Riot for 70’s Punk Rewind. Xayalith, the top from Vinyl comes in 17 individual colors and the Jennifer Skinnies from Riot comes in 40 kinds of leather, 14 plaids, and 18 suedes. The HUD also includes 9 metal options. For both items, you can purchase them individually or as a fatpack.

Top (new): Vinyl – Xayalith – Mesh Body Addicts Fair

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Pants (new): Riot – Jennifer Skinnies – 70’s Punk Rewind

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These shoes went perfectly with the look I was trying to create. From KC Couture, the HUD options on this pair of shoes are out of this world. With 40 color options for each piece of the shoe, 5 metals, and 4 metallic wedge options you can customize these shoes for just about anything.

Shoes: KC Couture – Gillian Wedges

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West End Chloe is the shape that made me fall in L-O-V-E with my Catwa Catya head. Out of the box it is perfection, this one has some slight modifications but overall the face is mostly how it comes out of the box. I prefer a taller shape so I made my body a bit different.

Shape: West End – Chloe Catwa Catya Shape

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I love Minimal backdrops, this one was from the last round of The Epiphany and is one of 9 available.

BackdropMinimal – Illusions III-2

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Stealthic is always looking for new ways to make the hair he creates new and fresh. The newest option is the “animated hair”. Each hair comes with a style HUD so you have the option of 4 different styles but now you can toggle them to change randomly, just like real life. Who ever leaves their hair alone, really!? There is a GIF below this description so you can see the animation in action. This hair is part of the birthday round of Collabor88 going on right now!

Hair (new): Stealthic – Sensual – Collabor88

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This gorgeous skin is from 7 Deadly Skins and was released for Aloha Fair, which ended on August 10. I blogged this the other day and dummy me forgot to change skins in my excitement over the pose, outfit, hair, etc and my complete and total lack of concentration due to the grief of losing my grandfather. This skin is still amazing either way.

Skin7 Deadly Skins – Honey Marshmellow Blonde

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Mesange released a new set of eyes for the Hipster Men Event that began August 13. As with all Mesange eyes, they are unisex, come in 15 colors and work with Omega. There is also standard eyes and Mesange mesh eyes and HUD for those that don’t own their own mesh eyes.

Eyes (new): Mesange – Dandy Eyes 15 – Hipster Men’s

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Blushes Boutique has a new main store release with Desire. Desire is a lipstick that comes in two different HUDs. They are one shade of lipstick with different sayings etched into it. Mine says Emo Sad.

Lipstick (new): Blushes Boutique – Desire 2

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I haven’t blogged a set of nails in a while but when I put this look together I knew only one place would have nails to go with it; Dark Passions – Koffin Nails. These nails were released a while ago for an event, and at the time I was an official blogger for Bcreative, but they were totally relevant to my look so I’m sharing them again.

Nails: Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Black Star

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Piercings: Code-5 – Alonza Piercing Set

 

 

Wish You Were Here

The countdown to total solar eclipse has commenced, the tiny little town where I live is expecting 10’s of thousands of people to descend upon it. For towns in this valley that have between 500 to 1000 people at most, some places as low as 75 people the immense amount of people is hard for us to fathom. Only one problem to overcome now, the fires. There are so many fires in the outlying areas surround this valley that you can’t see the mountains for the smoke, they are now afraid we may not see the eclipse at all *sighs*. Well, good old Mother Nature (and idiots that don’t know how to put out camp fires) are great at ruining well-laid plans. Times like this make me wish I was anywhere else.

Gacha Garden opened and the moment I saw these all new poses and props from Nantra I knew I had to have them. You have a chance to win 1 of 8 different backdrops and pose sets, 2 rares and 6 commons. Plus, play enough times and you get the Seed of Inspiration prize. That’s 9 pose sets in total.

Pose (new): Nantra – Wish You Were Here 8 – Gacha Garden

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Lybra is also at Gacha Garden with an awesome set, 22 commons from bikinis to tops and skirts, 1 set of rare shoes with a HUD and the Seed of Inspiration prize, this super cute dress with included HUD. You will want to collect all of them for an amazing combination.

Dress (new): Lybra – Summer Breeze SOI with HUD – Gacha Garden

Shoes (new): Lybra – Summer Breeze Shoes Rare with HUD – Gacha Garden

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This amazing hair from Phoenix was originally released for 2017 Hair Fair and is now available at the main store location. The long, curly locks are stunning and the HUDs available for purchase will guarantee that you’ll find a shade that’s right for you. I just love this hair and haven’t actually taken it off since I put it on 4 days ago.

Hair: Phoenix – Linda Blondes

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7 Deadly Skins is doing 31 Harvest Days, group members get a special gift each day and right now you can join 7 Deadly Skins for only 100L. I am however not showing one of those skins today but a gorgeous skin called Honey available at Aloha Fair, which closes today August 10, so you still have time to grab this stunning skin. It was made to fit the LAQ Gaia head but as you can see the Omega applier works flawlessly with my Catwa Catya bento mesh head. Available in 10 different tones in total with 4 eyebrow options for each tone.

Skin (new): 7 Deadly Skins – Honey Marshmellow Blonde – Aloha Fair

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On9 opened yesterday and with it comes these stunning eyes from Mesange. I never feel I can go wrong with eyes from Mesange, the colors, vibrancy and utter craftsmanship of eyes from Mesange are sure to stun and make people remember you. Skye is not discounted except for one color, see if you can find it. These eyes are unisex and come with mesh eyes, system eyes and an Omega applier for your own compatible mesh eyes.

Eyes (new): Mesange – Skye 15 – On9

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Zibska was once again in the July Catwa Powder Pack and if you haven’t pre-ordered your August Catwa Powder Pack, now is the time. Pre-orders cost you 1500L but if you wait until it’s released to see what you get you’ll pay 3000L. I have never been disappointed with my Powder Packs, the designers pull out all the stops to bring you amazing skins, makeups, hairbases and so much more. The items found in the Powder Packs will never be available anywhere else, they are completely exclusive to Powder Pack.

Makeup: Zibska – Roza Lips, Tiana Eyes, Cari Blush – July Catwa Powder Pack

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I decided I wanted some facial piercings and so I started scouring the Marketplace for some bento face piercings and found this amazing set from Code-5. 6 different metal textures are built into the HUD and there is a total of 14 piercings, the HUD has a show/hide options and they are rigged for Catwa Catya only. I’m in love with this set and haven’t taken it off.

Piercings: Code-5 – Alonza Piercing Set

This is What You Came For

Today is one of those days that I am having a really hard time getting motivated. Woke up late, had to drag me into the shower, coffee isn’t kicking in fast enough, you know the routine. On a good note, however, I love my new job. The stress level is so much lower than with my previous job, the benefits are out of this world, I finished all the computer training yesterday and I should be in action today! I am a little nervous, they throw so much at you at once I am worried I’ll forget something, but that’s why I have my team right?

I love Reve Obscura poses and recently blogger applications were opened, I had to make a very hard decision of whether to apply or not. I already have 2 pose makers that I blog for and Reve Obscura poses are super affordable so I have chosen at this time to pass up the opportunity to apply to blog for this fabulous pose maker and continue supporting him when I can (which is a lot, to be honest). This pose is brand new and super cute, it is bento enabled and does require at the minimum a bento viewer, for the best results you do need bento enabled hands as well. You can pick it up on the MP or inworld for only L$50, it’s a real steal!

Pose (new): Reve Obscura – Cutie Bento Pose

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The backdrop is just one of the eight common backdrops to be won from Minimal at The Epiphany, which if you haven’t been get there because you only have until August 5 to get there and participate in this quarterly gacha event.

Backdrop (new): Minimal – Illusion III *3* – The Epiphany 

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MOoH! is at Designer Circle with this very sexy lace top and you have until August 4 to get over there and grab it for only 99L. This top comes with a HUD with 18 colors so you do not want to miss out on this amazing deal.

Top (new): MOoH! – Piper Top Light – Designer Circle

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I love this skirt, all-new and available from Lybra at Shiny Shabby this month it comes in 10 colors with a belt HUD for each color. It’s a great skirt and pairs so well with just about anything. This is Maitreya exclusive.

Skirt (new): Lybra – Nyla – Shiny Shabby

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I love this hair from Phoenix, available right now at Kinky Event it comes with a style HUD with 3 different styles, it’s like getting 3 hairs for the price of one.

Hair (new): Phoenix – Diana – Kinky Event

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This gorgeous skin is from 7 Deadly Skins and is available at the Gothic Garage Sale until August 8. It comes in 7 skin tones and is just sexy. I love the sprinkle of freckles. I chose to pair it with the freckled body applier from 7 Deadly Skins but it does come with the body skin built into the HUD so it’s easy to use. No guess work. There is also a non-freckled version.

Skin (new): 7 Deadly Skins – Calamity Cotton Candy V1 – Gothic Garage Fair 

2017 Mesh Body Applier Cotton Candy V3 (mild freckled)

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I love Mesange eyes and Wicked Game, the all-new release for Men Only Monthly is no exception. I love that her eyes are unisex and so unique, the colors and tones not like anything you’ll find anywhere else.

Eyes (new): Mesange – Wicked Game – Men Only Monthly

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Amara Beauty had a new skin pack in July’s Catwa Powder Pack and although I’m not featuring the skin in this blog the lipstick pack that came with it was perfect for the look I was creating, I paired it with the stunning lipstick from Zibska, also available in this month’s Powder Pack for a beautiful classic look.

Lipstick (new): Amara Beauty – Elodie Lipstick Gossip – Marketplace

Makeup (new): Zibska – Tiana Eye Makeup – Marketplace

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Shape: West End – Heather for Catwa

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Numb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hair: Stealthic – Paradox

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eyes (new): Mesange – Borealis Eyes – Genre

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

Lashes (new): Poema – Ultra Lashes – Appliquè

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dreamlover

It’s time for Lybra to open their blogger applications, I didn’t realize that when I grabbed this outfit to blog that it might be the last one I ever do officially for them. It’s been an honor and pleasure to blog for such an amazing creator and I’m crossing my fingers that I will get re-accepted but if I don’t I know that I wasn’t what they were looking for this round and that’s ok too.

This beautiful lingerie set is from Lybra and comes with the negligee and panties in several colors. You can also buy the fatpack to mix things up a bit. This gorgeous set is at anyBody until July 15. 10 individual colors are available or the fatpack gives you 16.

Lingerie: Lybra – Nora Set Fatpack – anyBody

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This pose and prop is all new from Image Essentials and will be available at TWE12VE starting July 12. This prop is all mesh and comes with 5 poses built into it, it’s perfect.

Pose: Image Essentials – Floating Dream – TWE12VE

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I am so very excited to be given the opportunity to blog the beautiful hair releases from EnVOGUE for Hair Fair, she released five amazing new hairs for Hair Fair and I can’t get enough of them. Netty is a fun, low ponytail tied with a knot of hair and is perfect for casual or formal settings. Every EnVOGUE hair I’ve ever owned has been high quality and stunning and these are no exception.

Hair: enVOGUE – Netty – Hair Fair 2017

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7 Deadly Skins has created Savory for Mesh Body Addicts July round. This skin comes 2 different skin packs, light and dark, with 6 tones in each pack. This skin was made to fit the LAQ Gaia head but as you can see looks amazingly lovely on my Catwa Catya head. Each applier applies to the face and body, if you want a different body applier you must purchase that separately.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Savory Caramel – Mesh Body Addicts July

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Mesange’s second release exclusive for We <3 Roleplay is Harbinger. These eyes are only sold separately at a 25% discount. They will not be available in a fatpack until they are moved to the main store after the event ends. As with all Mesange eyes, these are bright and vibrant. So much fun!

Eyes: Mesange – Harbinger Eyes – We <3 RP

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Want You Back

Today I close a chapter of my life, ready, willing, able to take the bold move and try a new career it’s made me think of other choices I’ve made, the results that have come from those choices and what I need to do to take back my life.

Sometimes as we’re moving forward it’s hard not to look back and wonder “what if”. Sometimes, however, looking back can make you see how far you’ve come. This pose from Foxcity available at Tres Chic was perfect to portray the feeling I wanted to convey. It is part of an 2 part, 14 pose set. They are bento and do require a bento viewer and bento hands to be fully appreciated. Each pose is sold individually or you can grab the two fatpacks and get 2 fatpack only special poses, one in each volume.

Pose: Foxcity – Effortless Volume 1 Pose 2 – Tres Chic

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Vinyl released a teaser for an all-new, long formal gown she was working on and I have to tell you my jaw dropped. Available in 16 colors with an additional ombre color for each and the optional metal adornment, this gown is one that you need in your life. This is a main store release and fits all mesh body types, except Eve.

Dress: Vinyl – Frankie Fatpack

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This amazing backdrop is part of the New York-inspired themes from Pseudo.

Backdrop: Pseudo – Townhouse Scene

This hair was perfect to show off the amazing dress from Vinyl, with its style HUD that gives you 4 styles to choose from, that’s 4 hairstyles for the price of one and this hair is available at Hair Fair 2017 until July 16.

Hair: Stealthic – Persephone – Hair Fair 2017

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This month 7 Deadly Skins has done things a little different for the group offer skin. You can grab the group offer skin for only 75L for each tone, for the first time you don’t have to have the 7 Deadly Skins group to grab this special offer but if you’d like the free skin tone then grab the group and pick it up for free. This skin is based on the LAQ Trinity head and has dimples! I love dimples. There is a freckled and plain skin version as well as Omega body appliers. Because I chose the freckled skin and the Omega body applier that is included is plain, I paired my beautiful face with the freckled version of the Omega applier that are available separately.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Marigold V2 with all new Omega Body Applier Cashew

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Mesange is back at We <3 Roleplay with 2 brand new eye sets that are exclusive to We <3 RP. Era is available in 15 colors, individually, there are no fatpacks available for this event but you do get 25% off each eye color.

Eyes: Mesange – Era 15 – We <3 RP

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Blushes Boutique released an all new lipstick pack with 5 colors included at the main store. This gorgeous lipstick is perfect to complete your classic look.

Lipstick: Blushes Boutique – Judith

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I needed jewelry and I wanted something classy and elegant while being unique and funky. Who better than RealEvil to fit the description. The best part is that RealEvil had just what I wanted at Shiny Shabby. Areah is a jewelry set that includes earrings, necklace and bracelets all for the astoundingly low price of 249L. The color change HUD will change your metals and jewels to create a look that’s perfect for you.

Jewelry: RealEvil Industries – Areah Set – Shiny Shabby

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Something Just Like This

With only a few days left in my current job, I am actually finding it harder and harder to put up with the ignorant, self-entitled people that come into the store where I work. Those that feel that they can do whatever they want and not face any consequences and that the company is responsible for the inattentiveness. *SIGHS* They exist everywhere, real life, Second Life, in every country in the world and there is nothing you can honestly do about it because those people will NEVER be wrong.
What I do, what I always do when I’m feeling a bit blah is take some pictures in Second Life. I may not be perfect at it but I think I’m pretty good, at least I try my best to showcase the amazing creations that are given to me or bought by me. The designers in SL have to deal with the entitled people that I mentioned before, constantly under fire for one indiscretion or another, a slight that only a few people see. For me, I see amazing items that I could never make myself and I am so honored to be able to share them with my readers. Before sending hateful or ignorant messages to a creator ask yourself one question “can you do it better or can you do it at all?” if the answer is “NO” then be kind in your questions and comments to creators.
Today I have an amazing dress from ChicModa to share with you, this dress is available at the current round of Cosmopolitan and is available in 10 individual colors and a fatpack. The tie and knot are able to be textured individually from the dress to create a completely unique look.

Dress: ChicModa – Julia Dress – Cosmopolitan Event

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The second stunning item I have is from Lybra and is available right now at Kinky Event. These shoes are fabulous and so unique with a color change HUD to change the main part of the shoe, the back of the shoe and the metals, which can also be turned on and off. These are just fantastic and I can’t get enough of them.

Shoes: Lybra – Tiramisu Wedges – Kinky Event

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If you haven’t made it to the Hair Fair 2017 yet you are missing out on some of the most amazing hairs I’ve seen in a long time, like this one from Iconic. I love short hair, but it’s so hard to find a fabulous one in Second Life and this hair fits the bill. It also comes with a style HUD to change the bangs, so it’s really like getting two hairs for the price of one!

Hair: Iconic – Mae Variety Pack – Hair Fair 2017

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West End is still one of my favorite shape makers, this shape made exclusively for the Lelutka Cate bento mesh head is just gorgeous. Try a demo and I can almost guarantee you’ll fall in love with your mesh bento head all over again.

Shape: West End – Sydney

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It’s no secret I love Image Essentials poses, not only because Kay Weston took in a poor, lonely girl and tried to teach her (and is still trying to teach her) how to take amazing photos. I was loyal to Image Essentials long before I met Kay and honestly the quality of poses she makes, the time and effort she puts into making amazing poses just amazes me. This set of poses includes 8 poses in total.

Pose: Image Essentials – Bold and Brassy 3

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The backdrop is part of the Illusions II gacha set and they are just amazing. I love using backdrops and Minimal does some of the most amazing backdrops I’ve seen.

Backdrop: Minimal – Illusions II – 6

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The July Lelutka Powder Pack is loaded with amazing items from several talented designers. The Powder Pack has been released which means you can’t pre-order it for the 1500L anymore but you can still grab it for the full price of 3000L and it’s totally worth it. Included this month is a beautiful new skin available in 4 tones from Modish. In the Modish pack, there are also two shapes, one for Cate and one for Simone.

Skin: Modish – Giana F03 – Lelutka Powder Pack

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A R T E is also in this month’s Powder Pack with ana amazing set of eyebrows and lashes, as well as eyeshadows (not pictured) made exclusively for Lelutka mesh heads.

Eyebrows and Lashes: A R T E – Cutie Eyebrows and Mixed Styles Lashes – Lelutka Powder Pack

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#adored has a set of eyeshadows and a blush pack (not pictured) in the Powder Pack this month and they are definitely fun. The eyeshadows are made for Lelutka and Omega and come with 9 color options.

Eyeshadow: #adored – Mosh Queen Liner – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Last but definitely not least for this month’s Lelutka Powder Pack is Alaskametro with Lumina lipstick. This is actually a makeup palette that includes 5 eyeshadows and 5 lipsticks for Lelutka mesh heads.

Lipstick: Alaskametro – Lumina Lipstick – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Mesange is back at The Chapter Four with a brand new eye pack in the 2 for 1 room. These eyes come in 16 colors, 2 colors per pack and are absolutely stunning.

Eyes: Mesange – Fiery – The Chapter Four

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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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Kokomo

When I was a kid, Cocktail came out, the hit song from The Beach Boy, Kokomo was part of the soundtrack and it was forever emblazoned in my mind with escaping and living your dreams. I got this set from KraftWork and immediately thought of beautiful beaches, crisp white sand, the waves gently licking at my feet. My perfect escape. I’m working on a plan to get where I really want to be in RL and the first step was finding a job that won’t make me eat, sleep, and breath it. That done, next, I am going to fix my credit, get a few other things I’ve put off taken care of and by the time my youngest daughter graduates high school I should be well on my way to living the life I was meant to live.

First up, I want to cover the featured pic of this blog, since that is where you can see the amazing beach burger shack created by the one and only KraftWork. This is available right now at Knot & Co until September. It is all one piece and comes with the sandbox with chairs situated in front of the shack. The whole things is just fabulous.

Building: KraftWork  – Beach Burger Shack – Knot & Co

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Knowing the location for my scene was easy and having seen an ad on Facebook for a brand new hair from Doe I knew I was going to use that too, but what to wear? There are so many bikinis and swimsuits available right now, but I didn’t want to go that route. I went digging through my blogger pages in Blogotex and landed on this adorable dress from MOoH! With 6 mix and match colors to choose from you can make this dress completely your own. The top is solid, the skirt patterned and textured individually so that you can mix and match colors. It comes with standard sizes, standard fitmesh sizes, Maitreya and Slink. This is part of the all new Spring Cleaning event.

Dress: MOoH! – Sara Dress Summer

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Now the hair. Doe released Jamie for SaNaRae and it is a gacha. The super cute pigtailed style hair is soft and curly and there is a total of 18 packs to win, 14 commons and 4 rares. I love this hair so much and it’s not just because it has my real name attached to it I swear!

Hair: Doe – Jamie Twotone Essentials Rare – SaNaRae

I used three different pose sets for this picture and two poses from one set. The featured picture has the pose Dreamy 5 Mirror, the main pic has Dreamy 4.

Pose: Image Essentials – Dreamy Pose Set with Mirrors – TWE12VE

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Shape: West End – Sydney for Lelutka Cate

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Pose: Image Essentials – Viper

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Lumae is so much more than skins, although she does amazing skins. This forehead jewel is from Lumae and is part of 4 different jewels available right now at Midsummer Enchantment. Each of the four packs includes multiple color options and they are just beautiful.

Forehead Gem: Lumae – Minu Multi 2 – Midsummer Enchantment

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Powder Pack is getting ready to release July’s Lelutka Powder Pack but in the meantime, if you didn’t grab June’s already you are truly missing out. YS&YS included a brand new skin for and Modish had a Lelutka hairbase. YS&YS skin Maddie comes with 4 tones included and the Omega body appliers to match. It is so pretty and looks amazing on my Lelutka Cate bento head. The Modish hairbase is only for Lelutka mesh heads and is just perfect. You can still get the June Lelutka Powder Pack for the full price of 3000L.

Skin: YS&YS – Maddie Tone 02 – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Hairbase: Modish – Hena – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Mesange has this amazing set of eyes available at The Chapter Four, as usual, Mesange is in the two for one room, so instead of the standard 15 colors there is 16 and sold in packs of two or as a fatpack.

Eyes: Mesange – Kitej – The Chapter Four

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This is the second style of Liquid Foil polishes from ZOZ available at Cosmopolitan. I just love these polishes so much I had to show off the other set too. As with all ZOZ nails, these polishes are available for Slink, Maitreya, Omega, Vista, and ZOZ mesh nails or as a fatpack.

Nails: ZOZ – Liquid Foil Polish – Cosmopolitan Event

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Rings: Codex – Flora Bento Rings

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Nose Ring: Kunst – Last Quarter Moon – Kustom9

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I almost forgot something! When I originally started looking for things to include in this blog I grabbed the awesome little set of bears from MOoH! forgetting entirely that they are avatars and not decor because my brain doesn’t work sometimes. So, of course, I had to take a picture and include it. Available at TWE12VE, this gacha includes 8 avatar bears in a summer theme, there are 6 commons and 2 rares to win.

Avatar: MOoH! – Beach Side Bear Beach Girl – TWE12VE

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Pose: Image Essentials – Khaleesi 2

Vogue

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

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

Bodysuit: Lybra – Natalia Bodysuit – Souled Out

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

Pose: Image Essentials – GothNIC 4 – Designer Circle

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

Backdrop: Seul – Fenti Store

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

Hair: Doe – Marigold Essentials Twotone Lootbox Rare – Lootbox

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

Skin: Glam Affair – Moana America – Lootbox

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

Eyes: Mesange – Thasia Eyes – We <3 RP

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

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

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

Nails: ZOZ – Liquid Foil 2 – Cosmopolitan Event

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

Bracelets: Indulge Temptation – Akuti’s Bracelet HUD 3

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

Shoes: Breathe – Mayumi Heels – Lost and Found

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