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

 

 

Two Fux

I started a new job this week, after 2 years of slaving my way through as a retail store manager I am now sitting at a teller window, way less hours, way less work and best of all WAY LESS STRESS! I know I didn’t get all the hair from Hair Fair 2017 blogged that I wanted to, although I still have some amazing hair to share and Hair Fair is now over but you will, in most cases, be able to go to the main store locations and pick up the amazing hair designs from some of the best creators in Second Life.

The July 2017 round of The Epiphany is happening right now and MInimal is back with another set of Illusions backdrops. There is 9 total to win, 1 rare and 8 commons. The rare, seen here, is a subway car and so well done as with all Minimal backdrops.

Backdrop new: Minimal – Illusions III *1* Rare – The Epiphany 

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I love Foxcity and the poses are so unique and fun, right now you can go to The Chapter Four and hit the half price room and get two pose packs for half price, that’s 125L a piece. Stairs, a standing pose set, includes 7 poses in total, pose 4 you only get in the fatpack but it’s totally worth getting it. Each pose also has a mirror so you actually get 14 poses in total.

Pose new: Foxcity – Stairs 1m – The Chapter Four

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I love when two designers I not only adore but really, genuinely love their designs unintentionally put out something that creates a perfect outfit. ChicModa is back at Cosmopolitan with this super cute, ruffled, strapless halter top. It comes in 12 individual colors or a fatpack and the bow and ruffle are color change through the HUD. You have until July 23 to grab this at Cosmopolitan.

Shirt new: ChicModa – Jane Fatpack Cosmopolitan Event

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These shorts though, from Riot they come in 20 individual denim colors or you can pick them up in a fatpack. Each pair comes with a HUD to change the lace, turn the lace on and off and metal change. These are available at Mesh Body Addicts right now.

Shorts new: Riot – Emma Denim Shorts – Mesh Body Addicts

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This would be one of the amazing hairs that had been released for Hair Fair that I never had a chance to get to, but I bring it to you now. From Wasabi Pills this super cute, side braid comes with an accessory HUD to change the color of the bands and as always is available in all of Wasabi’s standard color pack. As of the writing of this blog, it is NOT available at the main store but keep your eye out because I’m sure it will be!

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Elle

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Catwa Powder Pack released on July 17 and the included items are to die for. Pumec was in this month’s Powder Pack with a brand new skin in 3 tones with included body appliers. The Pumec pack also includes system skins, shape for Catwa Tala, and an eyebrow shaper. This is a really gorgeous skin and I couldn’t wait to share it.

Skin new: PumecElle January with Cleavage Maitreya body Applier – July Catwa Powder Pack

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Just Magnetized released another Insta Beauty set which includes eyebrows and freckles (pictured) and eyeshadows and lipsticks (not pictured) There are 4 of each on the HUD and they are meant for Catwa only but they are gorgeous and I’m so happy to share them with you!

Eyebrows and Freckles new: Just Magnetized – Insta Beauty 02 – July Catwa Powder Pack

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Studio Exposure is back this month with 4 all new black and white eye makeup options. These styles are so much fun and so unique. I did have to apply the makeup then reapply my eyebrows but the look is stunning and so worth it.

Makeup new: Studio Exposure – Black & White Eyeshadow 3 – July Catwa Powder Pack

Izzie’s has a whole new, amazing pack including eyes, shadow and lipstick. I chose to share the stunning eyes, named Earthtones since they are all browns and greens and the gorgeous lipsticks that come with 10 colors included.

Eyes and lipstick new: Izzie’s – Moka Eyes Earthtones and Moka Lipstick – July Catwa Powder Pack

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Breathe is at Epiphany with not one but two all new gacha machines, in the first machine there are two shoes, this one that is rare with a color change HUD and Jiro that is individual colors and are commons. I love these shoes so much I couldn’t wait to share them.

Shoes new: Breathe – Suzu Heels – The Epiphany

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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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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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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.

Malibu

I am a slacker, well not really but kind of. I got the pictures done for this blog yesterday, taken, edited, saved in triplicate and then RL called and I had to run away.

I have previously blogged this hair and honestly, it still reminds me of Daenerys Targaryen and a style that she’d wear. The style HUD included has 4 options of how to wear this hair and it’s just beautiful. You can purchase an optional tint HUD to be able to wear any color that you’d like to, for those that are not already included in one of the hair packs.

Hair: Stealthic – Cadence

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RIOT has outdone herself once again with this amazing bikini. Available in 26 colors or a fatpack with 11 fatpack exclusive ombre colors you can grab yours at Mesh Body Addicts/ The included HUD toggles everything. Want to wear the top with a skirt? Turn the bottom pearls and suit off. There are so many ways to wear this bikini.

Bikini: Riot – Malihini Bikini – Mesh Body Addicts

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I still credit West End with giving me the new love of my face. I was having the hardest time creating a face with my new bento mesh heads and so I took to the Marketplace to try a few shapes out and I found West End. I fell in love and now I blog for them. This shape is for Catya only.

Shape: West End – Heather

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Location: Warm Springs

May Catwa Powder Pack was released yesterday morning and I think this is by far one of my favorite packs to date. Although it has been released and is no longer available at the reduced, pre-order price you can still grab this pack at full price of only 3000L. It is totally worth every linden. I opened my pack and immediately started trying out the different appliers to create my look. First, I had to find a skin and I chose the Modish skin from this month’s pack. Included from Modish is Vega in 5 skin tones and 4 brow options as well as 10 lipsticks (not pictured). There is an Omega body applier HUD as well as 3 optional shapes and an eyebrow shaper(not pictured). You can create a brand new look with just this item from Modish.

Skin: Modish – Vera T03 – May Catwa Powder Pack

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Just Magnetized is back in this month’s Powder Pack with the Vanity Case applier set. There are 4 eyebrow colors, 4 moles, and 4 lipsticks included in this vanity set and I chose the light brown eyebrows and cheek mole as part of my look.

Eyebrows: Just Magnetized – Vanity Case Set 01 for Catwa – May Catwa Powder Pack

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I opened this pack from Izzie’s and fell in love. The under eye glitter comes in two versions, under eye only and under eye plus liner. For each version, there are 10 color options. I fell immediately in love with this eyeshadow.

Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – Under Eye Glitter – May Catwa Powder Pack

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DeeTaleZ has included the Dramatic eyes and lashes collection. I chose to use one of the lashes included in this set and it was hard to choose one of the 6 eyelashes.

Eyelashes: DeeTaleZ – Dramatic Lashes – May Catwa Powder Pack

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SlackGirl has moon eyes! These eyes have two options, wear the included mesh eyes or use the applier to use your Catwa mesh eyes. There are 8 eye tones to choose from and they are just gorgeous.

EyesSlackGirl – Moon Eyes – May Catwa Powder Pack

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Pink Fuel has included to lipstick palettes for this month’s Powder Pack, pink and red. There 6 colors for each tone in 3 tone options; light, medium, and dark. These lipsticks are stunning and perfect to complete my look.

Lipstick: SlackGirl – Essential Pinks – May Catwa Powder Pack

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The perfect look needs a gorgeous polish to complete it and ZOZ never fails to bring you the best in nail polishes. This nail polish is available at the anniversary round of The Chapter Four and has two HUD options available for purchase. As always there are 9 colors per HUD and can be used with Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Vista Bento and ZOZ mesh nails.

Polish: ZOZ – Lulu Dark Polish – The Chapter Four

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Waiting for Tonight

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

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

Dress: Cynful – Empress Maxi Dress Grey – Collabor88

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

Hair: Stealthic – Envy Blondes – Hairology

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

Pose: West End – Breathing Space 3

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

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Naomi Cotton Candy – eBento

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

Eyes: Mesange – Sheba Eyes – We <3 RP

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Jewelry: EarthStones – Crystal Cascade Necklace and Earrings

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

Polish: ZOZ – Lux Love – Mesh Body Addicts

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

Shape: West End – Chloe for Catya

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Dance of the Butterflies

The fairy queen opens her eyes, stretching from her slumber. Quietly, she flits from her tiny house as the butterflies zoom toward her in joyful welcome. She laughs as she spins and dances in the air, her butterfly friends softly touching down around her.

InspirationSL opened yesterday and Mirror Mirror has this amazing dress available for purchase during the event. With 5 individual colors for this dress, it will fit almost every mesh body size and standard avatars as well. This will be the final round of InspirationSL and will run from March 19 – April 09 with the inspiration of Esmerelda.

Dress: Mirror Mirror – Fortune Teller Orange – InspirationSL

Shoes: Caverna Obscura – Ribbons & Flowers with HUD

Wings: Goddess – Green Dragonfly Wings

I needed the perfect pose for my fairy queen and so I went straight to Nantra, this set has 6 poses with mirrors and includes the butterfly props, all for only 250L.

Pose: Nantra – Butterflies are Free 4

I just love this sim for taking pictures, fashioned after the Singapore Gardens by the Bay it gorgeous and magical. So many spots to take amazing photos.

Location: Gardens by the Bay

Ostara’s Alter opens today with an amazing offering from Lumae, this stunning flower crown, and jeweled forehead piece is available in four metals with a color change HUD for the jewel and flowers. You can wear it as one piece or 2 separate pieces.

Crown: Lumae – Persephone Headchain – Ostara’s Alter

This gorgeous hair is from enVOGUE and comes in several color pack options. It was exactly what I needed to complete my look.

Hair: enVOGUE – Janelle Diversity

Lumae also created this amazing skin for Skin Fair 2017, made for Lelutka it comes in all 10 skin tones and has plain and freckled versions, four eyebrow options, and a no brow option.

Skin: Lumae – Aurora Lelutka T4 Fawn – Skin Fair 2017 Exclusive

This March Powder Pack is full of amazing makeups from some of the best designers in SL. Essences put out this stunning brow bone highlighter, with four applier options that just make your eyes pop. Although this is Catwa’s Powder Pack, there are a few Omega appliers available and as you can see it works flawlessly on my Omega enabled Lelutka Cate Head, available at Skin Fair 2017.

Eyeshadow: Essences – Brow Bone Highlighter #3 – March Powder Pack

Mesange has released a brand new set of gorgeous eyes, available in 15 colors in 4 sizes and Omega compatible you can’t go wrong with eyes from Mesange. They will be coming to Lost and Found on March 22.

Eyes: Mesange – Manderley Eyes 10 – Lost and Found

There is still time to get to the Skin Fair and grab this awesome lipstick exclusive from Just Magnetized. The Omega compatible applier does work on the brand new Omega friendly Lelutka heads available exclusively at Skin Fair.

Lipstick: Just Magnetized – Lotus Lipstick Omega – Skin Fair 2017 Exclusive

Dark Passions – Koffin Nails is at Mesh Body Addicts this month with some absolutely amazing nail packs, Pastel Tips is a collection of 12 nail polishes for light and dark skin with awesome pastel coated tips.

NailsDark Passions – Koffin Nails – Pastel Tips – Mesh Body Addicts

Shape of You

Sometimes you get things to blog that you’re not a 100% sure what to do with them, so you tuck them away and wait for inspiration to strike. I heard “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran and inspiration struck, although in the video they are boxing it made me think of dancing in a club or even a studio, watching a girl as her body moved with the beat.

I love Argrace’s photographic hairs, they make for such realism to your portraits, having decided on everything else easily I needed a hair that would suit the mood. Tokiwa, a new release, popped up on my screen as I was searching Marketplace and so I grabbed a demo and went to test it out with the poses I KNEW I wanted before I’d even begun. This hair comes with two versions and a color HUD as well as Catwa hairbase appliers and system tattoo hairbases.

Hair: Argrace – Tokiwa Fatpack Blondes

Foxcity released this pose at On9, it’s is packed full of dance moves, a total of 5 plus mirrors and if you purchase the fatpack you get a 6th pose and mirror for free. Plus, right now at On9, join the VIP group and get a free set of Bento face poses from Foxcity.

Pose: Foxcity – Dance 2 – On9

This outfit and tattoo are part of the whole reason for this post. The lingerie set was perfect for a dance workout outfit and I needed something that showed the tattoo off, paired with the hair and location, voila, we have a perfect set up.
L’Elite opened on March 12 and with it came this bra and panty set from WinTeRwooD. With individual texture change HUDs for the top and bottom you can customize your look.
Kitty Corner created this tattoo for the mid torso and it’s sexy and elegant at the same time. With appliers for Maitreya and Omega in dark, half faded or full faded options.

Lingerie: WinTeRwooD – Love Sporty Lingerie – L’Elite

Tattoo: Kitty Corner – Shell Jewel Tattoo Half Faded – L’Elite

As with everything else, I knew exactly what setting I wanted to use, there was no question. Bad Unicorn released these amazing urban style backdrops for The Mens Department. There are four different backgrounds to grab at 250L a piece or pick up the fatpack with an exclusive 5th backdrop for 999 L.

LocationBad Unicorn – The Warehouse Backdrop – The Mens Department

I am so in love with Lumae skins, and no not just because I’m an official blogger for her, but because her dedication to creating stunning skins, the work and time she puts into perfecting them show in each and every skin. The applier options included with the skins are out of this world, face appliers include 4 brow colors and a no brow options to wear your own brows, and you can choose freckled or plain in almost every skin type. This skin is exclusive to Skin Fair 2017 and comes in all 10 skin tones.

Skin: Lumae – Catwa Ella Plain T7 Nutmeg – Skin Fair 2017 Exclusive

Mesange created a stunning pack of eyes for We <3 RP, Bering is a 15 tone eye pack available individually or as a fatpack. Each color comes with an Omega applier, mesh eyes and standard eyes.

Eyes: Mesange – Bering 5 – We <3 RP

ZOZ is at Mesh Body Addicts this month with two new polish sets, this set is 9 colors built into one HUD, available in Maitreya, Omega, ZOZ mesh nails, Slink and now Vista Bento appliers.

NailsZOZ – Vicki Vista Bento – Mesh Body Addicts

Pose: Foxcity – Dance 1 (Fatpack Exclusive) – On9

At the Movies

Today’s blog was not inspired by a song, not the title, not anything. Honestly, I wasn’t a 100% sure what to call this one, then I remembered the old acronym K.I.S.S. Also, I got an amazing build from a fantastic creator and I wanted to be able to show it all off, so this is a very different blog from my usual style.

KraftWork created this amazing theater, and as of the writing of this blog the event it was originally scheduled to be released at has been delayed. Draftsman has been rescheduled for April 20, 2017. When it opens I will provide the LM.

Setting: KraftWork – Palace Movie Theater – Draftsman

The adorable bench and tree stands are a set available from Chez Moi for this month’s The Chapter Four, they both come with a texture change option and the bench has so many animations I can’t list them all. Single men and women, couples and even family this little bench is the perfect addition to your garden or playground. The tree is not included in the set and is from What Next.

Bench: Chez Moi – Bench Rainbow Family with Tree Holder Rainbow – The Chapter Four

Tree: What Next – Lucia Potted Olive Tree

What movie theater would be complete without a few cars in the parking lot. My friend Kristi makes some amazing cars. The options with these driveable cars are out of this world, with texture change options and so much more.

Cars: Alibi – Media Cooper Convertible

Alibi – Liberty Walk 458 Ferrari

Stepping through the doors of the theater your eyes are instantly drawn to the marquee and the candy bar, so many choices which one to take? At least you can look good while deciding.
Blueberry released an absolutely amazing hoodie-style, cropped jacket for Collabor88 and as with anything Blueberry, I had to get the fatpack. Her color options, and fatpack exclusive options make it so worth it. Blueberry is a perfectionist, she will not release anything that is not 100%.

Top: Blueberry – Loli Maitreya – Collabor88

Riot, I don’t know how I’d never heard of this amazing clothing company until Ana mentioned her to me a few weeks ago, now I’m a total addict. Her stuff is amazing and you should totally head on over to Mesh Body Addicts and grab these all new jean capris, skip the individual colors and just go straight to the fatpack.

Jeans: Riot – Cecelia Capris – Mesh Body Addicts

I had this amazing outfit all picked out and had no shoes, can’t very well go to the movies barefoot, so I popped on over to Breathe, I did a quick scan and my eyes fell on these amazing high-heeled boots. Individual color skipped, fatpack purchased and I am not sorry.

Shoes: Breathe – Julia Boots

My mother may very well beat me because I forgot to list the poses, so addendum to previous post. The all new Viper coming to Pretty Things today is a 5 pose pack with mirrors for only 300L. That’s less than 50L a pose. They are fabulous, bento compatible poses and so much fun.

Pose: Image Essentials – Viper 5 and 5M (closeup photo below) – Designer Circle

This hair from Runaway, as soon as I saw the Facebook ad for it I knew I was going to own it. I chose a different color than is normal for me and I absolutely love it. There is an included hairbase applier for Omega compatible mesh heads and 3 size hairs.

Hair: Runaway –  Jasmin Hair Essentials – Hairology

If you’re a reader of my blog you know I caved and bought the brand new Lelutka Bento mesh head Cate at Skin Fair, honestly, I put the demo on and fell in love and the best part of this head is it’s OMEGA COMPATIBLE. I can wear my Omega makeup, hairbases, eyebrows, etc with my Lelutka and I couldn’t be happier. However, I chose a Lelutka compatible skin from Lumae to share with you today. Skin Fair Exclusive,  Aurora Lelutka Bare comes with everything you need to make your avi stunningly gorgeous. The Lelutka applier, Omega body applier, ears, ear appliers, and it’s available in every tone from Lumae.

Head: Lelutka – Cate Bento – Skin Fair 2017 Exclusive

Skin: Lumae – Aurora Lelutka Bare T5 Dolce – Skin Fair 2017 Exclusive

This beautiful eyeshadow is a pack available from Just Magnetized during Skin Fair 2017. It’s available for Catwa, Omega, and system. There are 8 lush colors to choose from in the HUD.

Eyeshadow: Just Magnetized – Halo Eyeshadow set 01 for Omega – Skin Fair 2017 Exclusive

Dark Passions – Koffin Nails can be found this month at Mesh Body Addicts with 4 all new nail polish packs. Shades of Pink is the largest by far with 48 amazing tones. That’s right, a nail polish kit with 48 color options. These are Mega Fatpacks and you do not want to miss out on the special event pricing, only 425L. The fatpack includes Maitreya, Slink and Omega appliers.

Nails: Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Shades of Pink v2 – Mesh Body Addicts

There is an all new event coming to Second Life, starting tomorrow, March 12 called L’Elite and these fabulous eyes from Yuex will be available in 10 colors during the event. Each pack comes with mesh eyes and a Catwa applier as well as system eyes. The colors are gorgeous.

Eyes: Yeux – Kim Oceans Dark – L’Elite 

 

Finally, time to enjoy a movie in peace.