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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Want You Back

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

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

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

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

Dress: Vinyl – Frankie Fatpack

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

Backdrop: Pseudo – Townhouse Scene

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

Hair: Stealthic – Persephone – Hair Fair 2017

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

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

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

Eyes: Mesange – Era 15 – We <3 RP

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

Lipstick: Blushes Boutique – Judith

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

Jewelry: RealEvil Industries – Areah Set – Shiny Shabby

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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.

Attention

I’ve actually been waiting for the right moment to use this song and the two new releases from ChicModa finally gave me my opening. I have been seriously slacking on my blog lately. I don’t know if I’m hitting another slump and maybe will end up taking a break or if I just have so much going on with other things. My niece got married on this past Saturday, I’ve taken on a position as a hostess at Frank’s Place Jazz Club which I am so excited about. I’ve spent the past year on my blogging platform, cut off from the rest of Second Life, focusing on building my blog and making it better and better. Since I began dating Maxe I’ve decided I’d like to get back into the real world a bit, I still love blogging and I will continue to do it but I might not be as active as I have in the past.

I am so excited to show you the two items from ChicModa that were just released. First up we have an all new top. Available at Cosmopolitan from May 21 to June 3. This top comes in 10 individual colors for 189L or a fatpack of colors for 1099L.
The skirt is the BishBox release and will not be available anywhere but the BishBox. If you missed the pre-order you can still pick it up for the full price of 3000L and then remember to pre-order June’s box for only 1500L.

Top: ChicModa – Carol Top – Cosmopolitan Event

Skirt: ChicModa  – Aly Skirt – BishBox

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Stealthic released this hair for the anniversary round of FaMESHed. I love Stealthic because they include a style HUD with the hairs they create. It’s like getting 4 hairs for one price.

Hair: Stealthic – Sirens – FaMESHed

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Glamistry has some of the most amazing shoes and Angelica is no exception. The HUD with this shoe includes two exclusive colors as well as the normal, immense colors that are included with almost every other shoe that Glamistry creates.

Shoes: Glamistry – Angelica

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I needed the perfect pose and Reve Obscura gave me just what I wanted. This bento pose does require bento hands and bento enabled viewer for the best results.

Pose: Reve Obscura – Duces

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I actually created this scene for another photoshoot I plan on doing with one handsome guy later on, but when I put this outfit together I realized it was perfect for the theme I was going with now.

Backdrop: Bad Unicorn – The Docks

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Car: Alibi – Liberty Walk 458 Ferrari

The May Catwa Powder Pack released a few days ago and the creators of the items in this pack pulled no stops. Amara Beauty has included a new skin. Katie comes with both a Catwa face HUD and an Omega body HUD with all available skin tones. Although pre-orders are done you can still pick up the Powder Pack at full price of 3000L.

Skin: Amara Beauty – Katie 03 – May Catwa Powder Pack

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Zibska has included a full makeup palette with eyeshadow, lipstick, and blushes for this month’s Powder Pack. The tones are so much fun.

Eyeshadow: Zibska – Hasina – May Catwa Powder Pack

Lipstick: Zibska – Vette – May Catwa Powder Pack

Blush: Zibska – Sarika – May Catwa Powder Pack

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Banana Banshee is back at Lost and Found with Neko, these bright sparkling eyes come in 6 colors.

Eyes: Banana Banshee – Neko Indigo – Lost and Found

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I love West End shapes and include one in almost every post. This is my normal shape, unedited and right out of the box I fell in love. The one I wear for everyday is slightly modified but this is out of the box and gorgeous.

Shape: West End – Chloe for Catwa Catya

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!NFINITY is at Whimsical with this beautiful Cinderella-inspired carriage necklace. This necklace is available in 4 metal tones and comes with a HUD to change the jewel and turn glow on and off.

Necklace: !NFINITY – Enchanted Pumpkin – Whimsical

ZOZ is back at Cosmopolitan with two new sets of polish. Astra comes in two individual color HUDs, light and dark and is just gorgeous. Available for Maitreya, Omega, Slink, Vista and ZOZ mesh nails.

Nails: ZOZ – Astra 2 – Cosmopolitan Event

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I am loving all the bento rings coming out and Codex is no exception. This new set of rings is available at Shiny Shabby and fit for Maitreya, it comes with a HUD that enables you to show and hide each ring individually as well as a metals option and jewel option.

Rings: Codex – Flora Maitreya Bento Rings – Shiny Shabby

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The Phoenix

Uber opened on March 25 and with it came so many amazing things I couldn’t wait to get in and grab them all. The outfit inspired the location where I decided to shoot this series and let me tell you it’s one of the coolest outfits I’ve seen.

Spirit released this awesome outfit combination for Uber, it is 3 separate piece with a tunic dress, pants and a cropped top-style t-shirt. It comes in 4 colors with an additional texture in the fatpack, the fatpack is the way to go because you get a funky pattern that you can add to your outfit to make it truly unique.

Dress: Spirit – Mil Tunic – Uber

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Shoetopia is OPEN! You can go there right now and pick up so many amazing shoes from some of the top designers in Second Life, like these adorable, textured pumps from Blueberry. These heels are amazing, coming with ankle, knee high and thigh high options all in one pack, with a texture change HUD.

Shoes: Blueberry – Bonita – Shoetopia

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Tattoo: White Widow – Snatch Champagne

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The pose is from the one and only Image Essentials, there is a HUGE retirement sale going on right now to get rid of the old poses and make room for all the amazing new Bento poses coming in the future. Almost 3/4 of the store is an amazing 25L. So definitely go check it out. This pose, Viper, is available right now at Designer Circle. It is a 5 pose set with mirrors and you can grab it for only 300L. You must have a Bento enabled viewer to use these poses.

PoseImage Essentials – Viper 5 – Designer Circle

I absolutely adore this sim, created by Maddy of Eclectica it is a replica of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay and it is stunning. From the super trees to the huge tea cups, there are so many photographic areas. It’s also a great place to take a date and show them around, cuddle and dance too.

Location: Gardens by the Bay

enVOGUE release this awesome updo hair over the weekend, I chose to use the materials enabled hair, which shows off the highlights so much better but there is also a non-materials version included. Materials ONLY work in ultra graphics with advanced lighting enabled.

HairenVOGUE – Naomi Diversity

7 Deadly Skins is going to be involved in the Black Fair again this year, formerly The Black Fashion Fair, with this stunning skin. Maureen comes in 4 skin tones with the all new Omega face and body applier. I love the new HUD Izara has created.

Skin7 Deadly Skins – Maureen Caramel – Black Fair

Mesange has released these amazing eyes for Lost and Found this month, with the standard 15 tones of eyes and a fatpack option, you cannot go wrong with these stunning eyes.

EyesMesange – Manderley 4 – Lost and Found

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When I first saw these face piercings I was so excited, then I found they were made for Genesis Lab mesh head and were rigged for the 3 mesh heads currently available, I was kind of bummed, to be honest, but then I saw there was an unrigged version in the pack so I bought them and I love them, the pack included the bindi, nose and lip piercing. Available in several metal options, each pack comes with a HUD to change the main bindi jewel.

Jewelry: Genesis Lab – Face Jewelry Set – Bindi Unrigged, Septum B Unrigged, Lip Jane Rigged – Uber

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Last but not least are these awesome, stiletto nails from Astralia. Created with rigging for both Slink and Vista bento mesh hands, you can grab nail polishes like this one from Alme to use with them. The diamonds are an add-on for the nails themselves and are only available for the stiletto version.

NailsAstralia – Compatible Mesh Nails Vista Bento

Add-onAstralia – Diamonds Add-on – Shiny Shabby

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Polish: Alme – Chrome Trends Basic for Astralia Nails

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#Selfie

Yeah, I did it! Sue me! This song is annoyingly catchy and to be honest, I still jam out to it when I hear it, sing along, the whole nine yards. The real reason for the name of this blog is the pose. When I saw it I knew I wanted to use it.

Reve Obscura is back with some amazing new Bento compatible poses. These poses do require you have the most up-to-date Bento viewer and hands to make the poses look right, although you can use Bento poses without Bento hands, but it’s so much fun why would you?

Pose: Reve Obscura – Come Over Bento Pose

I went through a half a dozen outfits before I found this one. Available from Arcane Spellcaster AK Creations, it comes in black with the pants and shirt and includes fits for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and standard fitmesh sizes. The shirt is open and I decided to pair it with a lovely lingerie set from La Perla, I love layered lingerie it is so perfect to wear under your more risque tops and bottoms at that and La Perla makes some of the loveliest lingerie in SL. Livia comes with a 10 color texture HUD and is available at The Secret Affair from March 15 – 31.

Outfit: Arcane Spellcaster AK Creations – Maddy Outfit

Lingerie: La Perla – Livia –

Glamistry always has the perfect heel to complete my look, with the included HUD you can mix and match the colors to your heart’s content and save your favorites, up to five.

Heels: Glamistry – Anemuna Heels

The background was easy, once I’d decided on a pose. I bought the fatpack of backgrounds from Minimal at last month’s Uber and I hadn’t yet used this one so I had to, the only other one I haven’t used yet is the urinal and tbh I can’t figure out what to do with it, so it’ll get used eventually I’m sure.

Backdrop: Minimal – Illusions Backdrop 1

I’m so excited to be blogging for Rezology and this hair is an older one with a whole new complexity. Selc has been busy revamping her hairs for a lower complexity and let me tell you it makes a HUGE difference. This one is fun and honestly, I chose it because it showed off my jewelry but I love this hair. Each Rezology hair comes with a very simple HUD including 5 standard colors and a white base hair to make your own color. I think it’s awesome to have the option.

Hair: Rezology – Pulled Back Perfection

Lumae makes such stunning skins and with the option of plain or freckled, you have so many more options. The dedication Lumiya puts into her skins astounds me, knowing how much she goes through to create such gorgeous skins just makes me love them even more. This skin is currently available at Skin Fair as an exclusive.

Skin: Lumae – Ella Catwa T5 Dolce – Skin Fair 2017 Exclusive

Mesange is back at Lost and Found with Manderley, a 15 color set of eyes sold individually or as a fatpack. All packs come with mesh and standard eyes and an Omega HUD.

EyesMesange – Manderley 15 – Lost and Found

These stunning eyebrows are from Lovely Disarray and are available exclusively at Skin Fair right now. It’s almost over so get there!

Eyebrows: Lovely Disarray – Agitator Eyebrows – Skin Fair 2017 Exclusive

Zibska and #adored are both part of the March Catwa Powder Pack. Zibska has included a lovely set of eyeshadow, compatible with Omega and Catwa appliers, in 12 stunning shades. #adored has a gorgeous set of Catwa or Omega lipsticks with 20 different shades, 10 standard and 10 gold flaked. You can still order your Powder Pack for the full price of 3000L.

Eyeshadow: Zibska – Iren Eyeshadow – March Powder Pack

Lipstick: #adored – limited lips lady luck – March Powder Pack

The jewelry is from Indulge Temptation and it is currently available at Designer Circle. There are 6 necklace set and 6 bracelet and earring sets. Each piece of jewelry comes with 10 metal and 8-11 bead options. They are stunning and are resizable to fit your frame.

Jewelry: Indulge Temptation – Luxury Necklace and Luxury Bracelet and Earring HUD 1 – Designer Circle

I have been waiting for these nails since Astralia announced she was going a whole new route with her mesh add-on nails. Now available in both Slink and Vista Bento rigged nails you can actually purchase polish from some creators and wear these fabulous stiletto nails all the time. Also, she has released a fabulous diamond overlay for these nails and they are available at Shiny Shabby right now, the nails are at the main store.

Nails: Astralia – Compatible Mesh Nail System Vista Stiletto

Add-on: Astralia – Diamonds Add-on – Shiny Shabby

Sing for the Moment

I think everyone dreams of growing up to be rich and famous, whether as an athlete, actor or singer. For me I wanted to be the next Cyndi Lauper, the only problem with that is I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, animals howl in unison. Fortunately in Second Life you can live out whatever dreams you may have.

This was one of the easiest looks I’ve ever put together, from the outfit and hair to the location and pose I knew exactly how I wanted this to look, the photo shoot and edit didn’t go as well as planned and after 3 takes I finally got what I wanted.
Image Essentials is at Designer Showcase and you can still pick up these amazing poses for only 300L. 5 pose pack with mirrors, the fantastic closeups achieved with these will have you coming back again and again.

Pose: Image Essentials – Soft Caress 2 Mirror – Designer Circle

The dress, I saw this on a Facebook advert and knew I had to own it. The long skirt reminds me of a 1940’s stage singer, the low cut back shows of the perfect curve of your spine and the 16 available colors in solids and patterns are out of this world. I couldn’t decide on one color so I grabbed the fatpack and it’s only 1399L at Shiny Shabby, that makes each dress less than 50L and is so worth having them all. Where else can you get 32 dresses for this price?

Dress: Lybra – Adele Green Pattern – Shiny Shabby

The venue I wanted for my pictures was easy too, introduced to me by my friend Ana the backroom is a little, casual gathering place with a stage for live performers, thankfully no one was there when I wanted to take my pictures, I’d hate to have had to sing and make someone’s ears bleed.

Location: The Backroom

Lumae is still available at Enchantment right now with this beautiful Cinderella inspired skin, the applier options are astounding including Catwa face and Omega body, Maitreya, Belleza, Slink and TMP. There are 4 included shapes as well (not pictured). There is a standard, cleavage and push up breast option for the body applier as well as freckled or plain.

Skin: Lumae – Catwa Ella T2 Cameo – Enchantment

This fabulous hair from Stealthic is available this month at Hairology and I just love the classic, pulled hair with the soft wavy curls, it was exactly what I needed to complete my look.

Hair: Stealthic – Vivacity Blondes – Hairology

Banana Banshee is at Lost and Found with an all new eye pack, 10 available eye colors with white or dark sclera and a HUD that works for Genesis, Omega and the mesh eyes that come with the pack.

Eyes: Banana Banshee – Hely Eyes Spring White – Lost and Found 

Indulge Temptation is also at Lost and Found with 9 all new eyeshadow packs. Catwa compatible only the colors are vivid and gorgeous.

Eyeshadow:  Indulge Temptation – La Maitresse Eyeshadows 8 – Lost and Found 

These stunning eyelashes are included in the February Powder Pack from Bold and Beauty and are just one of 5 included Catwa eyelashes.

Eyielashes: Bold and Beauty – Raquel 5 – February Powder Pack

The gorgeous lipstick is from Je Suis and comes in so many colors, each color pack includes 5 shades.

Lipstick: Je Suis – Catwa Lipstick 003 Pink Pack

Nails: ZOZ – Loved Tip Polish

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I am so excited about today’s post, mostly because I am now an official blogger for 1313 Mockingbird Lane and I have her brand new bacon and eggs gacha to share with you, but we’ll get to that. Spring is slow coming to the northwest United States this year so I love that I can have spring and summer all year round in Second Life. Today I’m dreaming of traveling, to some exotic, warm location.

This pose is what inspired everything else, Chic Traveller is available at The Hipster Fair right now from Image Essentials and once I had the pose picked out everything else just kind of fell into place. This is a Bento enabled pose which means, although you don’t HAVE to have Bento hands to make it work you do have to have a Bento enabled viewer. It comes with the satchel pose prop, cell phone and a camera you can wear around you neck (not pictured). This is a beautifully made pose and perfect for the woman or man on the go.

Pose: Image Essentials – Chic Traveller – Hipster Fair

This outfit from Chemical Princess is so much fun with a texture change HUD including 6 skirts, 6 belts with the option to turn it off, and 4 shirts, 2 white and 2 black, one of each a transparent option. It’s fit for Maitreya, all 3 Belleza bodies and both Slink bodies. It is available right now at Suicide Dollz and you don’t want to miss out!

Outfit: Chemical Princess – Popi Outfit – Suicide Dollz

I have so much decor going on, I built this set with different pieces I happened to have or went and bought just for this blog post.

Cafe: Maya – Espresso Cafe Fully Furnished

Front Trees: Little Branch – Apple Tree V2 Four Seasons

Back Trees: Little Branch – Sugar Maples V3 Four Seasons

Grass: KIDD – Grass Green Meadow Dandelion

Taxi: Arcadia Asylum – Yellow Checkered TaxiCab Clean

The leg harnesses were released for February BishBox and are from Phedora. They come with a texture change HUD and it’s not too late to get your February box it’s just gone up to 3000L, all the more reason to pre-order the March box when available.

Harness: Phedora – Leticia Harness – February BishBox

Pure Poison included these amazing shoes in the BishBox and they come with the full color change HUD.

Shoes: Pure Poison – Miss Punk Pumps – February BishBox

So I had the outfit picked out and I knew what jewelry I wanted so that was easy but I didn’t know what hair would feature everything so well. So I popped on over to #Foxy and found this one! I love this hair and when I saw it I went on the hunt. I found it at Shiny Shabby and it has a style HUD with it for two different looks and optional bobby pins.

Hair: #Foxy – Lovesick Hair Natural Ombres – Shiny Shabby

Mesange eyes are one of my favorites and there is always just the right one to go with the look I want. These eyes are available right at Applique and come in 15 tones, each individual pack comes with standard, mesh and Omega and the beauty pack includes all that plus Genesis appliers.

Eyes: Mesange – Capriccio Eyes 12 – Applique

This jewelry, honestly who thought bacon and eggs could make such cute accessories? 1313 Mockingbird Lane, that’s who!. Available now as a gacha at MadPea’s International Food Fair. The proceeds of this event go to raise money for Feed a Smile, for more information visit MadPea. The gacha includes 11 commons and 1 rare, they are completely bacon and eggs themed and so much fun.

Earrings: 1313 Mockingbird Lane – Egg Earrings – MadPea’s International Food Fair

Necklace: 1313 Mockingbird Lane – Bacon Best Necklace – MadPea’s International Food Fair

The gorgeous skin is from 7 Deadly Skins and is available at Hipster Fair. It comes in 6 tones with Omega face and body appliers, all other appliers sold separately.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Tuesday Marshmellow – Hipster Fair

Body Applier: All new Omega Body applier Marshmellow coming to Skin Fair 2017

Dark Passions – Koffin Nails is once again a part of Genre, this month’s theme is Vikings and Bcreative has come up with these viking shield inspired nail polishes. Available in Slink, Maitreya and Omega appliers you can only get them at Genre this month.

Nails: Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Shieldmaiden – Genre

No Angel

As Halloween fast approaches so many designers are coming up with amazing, unique costume ideas and Tiffany Designs is no exception. For 24 hours this amazing dress is on sale for only 99L. The dress comes with appliers for TMP, Belleza, Maitreya, SLink and Omega. The outfit comes with the wings and mask. The complete look is amazing with the ink black background and stunning blue embroidery.

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Dress: Tiffany Designs – Fallen Angel

This fantastic pose from Baxe is available at The Freakshow Event for a promotional price of only 100L for 10 poses.

Pose: Baxe – Pasarela Pinup 6 – The Freakshow Event

The fantastic tattoo is from TattooMania and is available at Haus of Swag.

Tattoo: Tattoo-Mania – T-01 – Haus of Swag

I love this location for my darker images, Ironwood Hills has so many amazing spots to do your gothic pictures, from the circus to zombies, a mental asylum and church. You will always find something to make your pictures perfect.

Location: Ironwood Hills

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Mesange has done it again with these amazing eyes, the cloudy iris on a pure white sclera is eerily perfect.

Eyes: Mesange – This World Eyes 3 – Lost & Found

This fabulous hair is from Exxess and the soft, long layers are perfection and the colors are pure.

Hair: Exxess – Marmelada – HUD A

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Vianne Taupe – Lost & Found

The amazing nails from ZOZ are available at Haus of Swag, it comes with the typical 9 color HUD available tipped and non-tipped.

Nails: ZOZ – Crowned Tip Polish – Haus of Swag

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These fantastic booties are from Venus Shoes available at Shiny Shabby. They come with the standard color HUD that Venus Shoes is famous for.

Shoes: Venus Shoes – Alicia – Shiny Shabby

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Wake Me Up When September Ends

Shiny Shabby opened yesterday September 20 and with it comes some amazing new items from Goose Home & Garden.

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This cute fall bench from Goose Home & Garden is available right now at Shiny Shabby and comes in four woods and two pillow options per wood. It has singles and couples poses built into it and is perfect to add to your upcoming fall decor.

Bench: Goose – Kayla Bench Oak/fall in love – Shiny Shabby

The firepit and stump are part of a set including pillows, logs and poses.

Firepit and stump: Nerenzo – Campfire

The pants are from Black Haus and are at the current round of Applique going on right now.

Pants: Black Haus – Mia Jeans Clear – Applique

Location: my home

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This super cute braided hair is from Elua and fit in perfectly with the feel of this scene. This hair was available during the July 2016 Epiphany round and can now be found at the mainstore. The braid is long and fishtailed and simply gorgeous. It’s only 75L a pull too!

Hair: Elua – Stella Reds

This stunning skin is from 7 Deadly Skins and a mesh compatible skin available in Caramel, Oak or Pineapple. I am using it on my Catwa mesh head and it’s perfection.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Sena V1 Oak Brown

These stunning eyes are from Mesange at the current round of Designer Circle.

Eyes: Mesange – Melusine 4 – Designer Circle

This top is a new main store release from ChicModa and comes in a solids or patterns HUD.

Top: ChicModa – Dara Solids

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These awesome boots are available right now at Shiny Shabby from Venus Shoes and come with an extensive color HUD to make them your own and match just about any outfit you can think of.

Boots: Venus Shoes – Lisa Boots – Shiny Shabby

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