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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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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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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I was Made for Loving You

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

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

Dress: Imbue – Cutout Dress Noir with Embroidery – SaNaRae

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

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

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

Pose: Image Essentials – Anna V1 3 – Square1

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

Shoes: Glamistry – Heather Heels

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

Hair: Phoenix – Selina Hair – The Secret Hideout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shape: West End – Sydney Shape for Lelutka Cate

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

Nails: ZOZ – Blossom Tips – Cosmopolitan Event

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

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

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Beyond the Sea

I’ve always dreamed of being rich, not famous mind you, but rich would be nice. Rubbing elbows with the elite in The Hamptons, shopping on Fifth Avenue and Rodeo Drive. Skipping off to Paris for a weekend, not a care in the world. Well, this round of Uber will help you at least feel one step closer to that dream of mingling with the rich and famous. This month’s theme is The Hamptons and the designers have pulled out all the stops to bring you luxurious designs for evening wear to beach bunny.

Immediately when I saw this stunning gown I knew I was going to own it. I also saw exactly the setting I wanted to portray it in, finding that turned out to be more difficult than I imagined, but I did it! Lybra released this fabulous gown for The Hampton’s Uber in 8 colors. This dress is exclusive to Maitreya and is not available as a fatpack but it’s still worth every pretty Linden.

Dress: Lybra – Marina Navy – Uber

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I’m in love with this pose set from Foxcity at Pose Fair 2017, a set of 6 poses sold individually or as a fatpack with an exclusive pose, making it a total of 7 poses in the fatpack. Each pose comes with props meant for the pose, this one has a cigarette which I chose not to use. These are Bento poses and they DO require a Bento enabled viewer at the minimum, Bento hands are definitely preferred for the full effect of the pose.

Pose: Foxcity – Night Owl 6 – Pose Fair 2017

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Phoenix is coming back to Kinky Event, starting tomorrow April 28. This hair is so much fun and includes a style HUD to change the ponytail holder and remove the bangs if you prefer that look. The pony itself is a nice, twisted, long tail and as with all Phoenix hair, the quality is amazing.

Hair: Phoenix – Anastasia – Kinky Event

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I FINALLY found a location, for some reason this dress really made me think of a lady, standing on the bow of a ship, looking into the night as the evening cruise departed. Unfortunately, SL deleted my TP history and I don’t have the landmark.

Lumae is having a retirement sale, all 2015 skin packs are on massive reduction and once this sale is over they will NEVER be available again. This is just one of the many skins that are being discontinued. Rosy comes in 5 tones with tones of appliers, Catwa appliers are not included in these packs due to the fact that at the time they were made Catwa mesh heads did not exist. These skins are sold as is and WILL never be updated, by purchasing any of these discontinued skins you agree to the knowledge that you’ll never get an update.

Skin: Lumae – Rosy Bare

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Because I chose the bare skin I had a ton of options to decorate my face with and I chose one of the SlackGirl eye makeups and the Izzie’s lipsticks from March’s Lelutuka Powder Pack, skin and makeup is shown on the Lelutka Cate Bento mesh head.

Eyeshadow: SlackGirl – SmokeLady – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Lipstick: Izzie’s – Lelutka Lipgloss – Lelutka Powder Pack

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These gorgeous eyes are at Applique, which is ending May 6. Suicidal Unborn released these eyes in 12 colors with mesh eyes and a Catwa and Omega HUD. They are simply gorgeous.

Eyes: Suicidal Unborn – Hadria Eyes 12 – Appliquè

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There are a few days left to get over to the Cosmetic Fair and grab these fabulous nails from Dark Passions – Koffin Nails. Night Glimmer comes in Slink, Maitreya and Omega appliers with 9 tones to choose from, but hurry this event ends April 30.

Nails: Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Night Glimmer – Cosmetic Fair

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