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Real life has reared it’s ugly head in some of the worst ways imaginable, I am trying to keep from drowning in panic. It’s not easy when the responsibilities you have seem to weigh down on you all at once but I am trying to keep positive and I am doing things I wouldn’t normally do to keep afloat. Blogging is a stress reliever for me, most of the time and lately it’s been kind of stressful for me as well but I am also trying to stay positive on that as well and doing the thing that I do. I love blogging and I am using the posts for my sounding board, for my cathartic release.

I received my blogger pack from Wicca’s Wardrobe, the brand new release available right now at We <3 Roleplay. I love Wicca’s Wardrobe, the beautifully crafted, handmade mesh items and designs she comes up with. The colors and styles are always spot on and I am still so honored to blog for such an amazing designer. Phoebe is a corset, skirt, and necklace set with a HUD to change and mix and match to fit your style. The corset and skirt can be changed to 6 colors, each piece color change independently. The necklace comes with a HUD as well to change the metals and gems.

Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Phoebe – We <3 RP

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I needed the perfect pose so I went to one of my favorite Bento Pose stores, Reve Obscura to see what was new and this one came up. Bento poses are unique in the fact that they do pose your hands as well as your body and in some cases even your face if you have a bento mesh head. This pose does req uire a bento viewer and bento mesh hands to be completely perfect.

Pose: Reve Obscura – Temptation

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I have the best boyfriend, he’s always buying me shoes and this is the last set he bought me, well one of the two he bought me. I needed a pair of shoes that fit well with this dress and I had to include these amazing strappy. booted sandals from KC Couture. I love the HUD that comes with KC because you can completely mix and match an enormous amount of colors to fit your look.

Shoes: KC Couture – Roxanne Strappy Boots

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I finally have the last of the four backdrops from Minimal to share with you, the Underground backdrops are a set of four individual backdrops available at the newest round of Uber. As I have mentioned before I am a backdrop junkie and had to have these.

Backdrop: Minimal – Underground Background 2 – Uber

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I hunted through my inventory for the perfect hair and none of them quite fit the bill, it had been a while since I had checked out EMO-tions and I’m really glad I did because I found this awesome, braided hair. EMO-tions hair comes with hairbases for Lelutka, Catwa, Omega and standard avatars as well as a HUD to change the color in the specific range you purchased and in this case a bonus HUD to change any decoration.

Hair: EMO-tions – Avril

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I am a little behind on sharing the all new Lelutka Powder Pack that came out June 1. Catwa Powder Pack pre-orders are now open. The pre-order costs you 1500L, if you wait to see what the pack has before purchase then you have to shell out 3000L and trust me, I have NEVER been disappointed with anything in the Powder Packs, either one. This month the designers have come up with some absolutely stunning items that I am showing you on my Lelutka Cate Bento Mesh Head.
Glam Affair has a stunning new skin applier made for Lelutka and if you already have Maitreya body and hands you need not purchase the individual body appliers since they are built into the Maitreya HUD. Barbara comes in 7 tones and is perfection.

Skin: Glam Affair – Barbara Jamaica – Lelutka Powder Pack

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DeeTaleZ included a mixed face applier, this applier includes eyebrows that are tintable, freckles, lipgloss and eye bags. I chose the eyebrows and used my Lelutka tinter to get them to the color that I wanted. Super easy to use.

Eyebrows: DeeTaleZ – Mixed Facial Addons for Lelutka – Lelutka Powder Pack

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#adored has fairy dust, this facial applier has 4 different styles of fairy dust blush and it is so much fun, the highlighter really brings out your cheeks.

Blush: #adored– Fairy Dust Face Highlighter – Lelutka Powder Pack

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SlackGirl included an all new eye set in this month’s Powder Pack, this set of 8 eye colors come with SlackGirl’s mesh eyes and an applier for Lelutka eyes. The colors are shining and bright.

Eyes: SlackGirl – Laura Lelutka – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Zibska included one blush, three eye makeups and one lip color in the Powder Pack this month, I chose one of the eyeshadows and the lip color to feature today.

Eyeshadow: Zibska – Torri Eye Makeup Lelutka – Lelutka Powder Pack

Lipstick: Zibska – Saira Lip Color Lelutka – Lelutka Powder Pack

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I love West End, honestly, if it wasn’t for this shape maker I may have scrapped not one, but both of my bento mesh heads. I couldn’t quite get my face right and so I decided to hit the MP and see what I could find. I tried a demo of the West End shape and found my face. When I saw blogger applications open up I had to apply and I was accepted. I love showing you the amazing shapes she makes. Sydney is exclusively for Lelutka Cate bento mesh head and will not look right with any other mesh head. This is exactly what it looks like out of the box with no modifications.

Shape: West End – Sydney

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It is no secret that I adore ZOZ and the polishes she creates. This new polish is available at Cosmopolitan and comes in two different color sets. Each polish is made for Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Vista and ZOZ mesh nails.

Nails: ZOZ – Gail – Cosmopolitan 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.

Most Girls

It’s the end of the month and I am sitting here, digging through my inventory, looking at all the amazing things the creators have sent out in blogging groups and I feel no inspiration. Not because the stuff they send is bad or because I don’t want to blog, but it’s simply a matter of I’ve taken on more than I can chew and have fallen behind. Upon speaking to a blogger friend, we’ve decided it must be spring fever. This winter was so long and dreary and now the sun is shining and the urge to be doing anything but sitting at a computer is overwhelming. I am having to make some very difficult decisions on the groups that I blog for, as I don’t feel I am representing them properly. I don’t want to “drop” anyone but at the same time, I cannot give them the coverage they deserve.
What’s worse is a group that I would die to blog for opens apps and I put one in and then feel immediately guilty because I’m not even covering the groups that have entrusted me. Blogging is a tough gig, one that I love and thrive on usually but also one I am having to take a hard look at. I have spent the better part of the past year, on my blogging platform, avoiding interactions with people all in the name of building my blog, it has been a lonely existence but blogging was everything to me. It’s time to take a step back and re-evaluate. There are many creators that I could never leave and so much more I feel guilty for contemplating leaving, but I am honestly doing them a disservice by not giving them the blogging coverage that they deserve.

Today I have chosen to include some items that are not from a sponsor’s store as well as some items that are. Essentially getting back to my roots of blogging. Uber opened on May 25 and yes I got in immediately and got the items that I wanted, here it is 3 days later and I am finally getting around to posting the pictures I took for this blog. Masoom is at Uber with this amazing new dress and from the moment I saw the WIP I knew I would own it. This gown is materials enabled and sparkles and shines when you have advanced lighting on. It is truly a stunning gown. I bought it in two colors even though I seriously debated buying the fatpack. There is also an optional necklace available for purchase.

Dress: Masoom – StarLight Gown Purple Night – Uber

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Another amazing designer at Uber is Minimal with an all new set of backdrops. I have become a backdrop queen and grab them whenever I see them. There is a total of 4 individual backdrops or a fatpack and the very urban backdrops are great for almost anything, I mean I used it with a formal. A misplaced lady in the city.

Backdrop: Minimal – Underground Backdrop 3 – Uber

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Foxcity does some of the best Bento poses out there, this is an older set that I picked up a few month ago and I keep coming back to them because they fit so well into what I want to portray. This set, called Surface is a set of 7 poses total, with pose 7 being the fatpack bonus. I totally recommend bypassing the individuals and going straight for the fatpack when you get Foxcity.

Pose: Foxcity – Surface 5

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When I bought this dress I wanted a hair that would compliment it but was kind of fun at the same time, I searched high and low and finally made my way to Wasabi Pills. I love this hair, the loose braided style with the flyaway bangs was just what I wanted. I haven’t taken it off since I bought it, it just goes so well with everything.  This hair includes two versions and is available in all standard color packs.

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Adamaris A

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Lumae does some of the most stunning skins I’ve seen in Second Life, I adore the fact that she includes almost every applier you’ll ever need, although most skins are made specifically for one type of mesh head only. There is always a freckled and non-freckled option as well as three cleavage options. This skin is stunning and is bare so that you can apply whatever makeups you want to make your look uniquely you. This skin is made specifically for Lelutka and is shown on my Lelutka Cate Bento mesh head.

Skin: Lumae – Yulia Bare T3

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There is still time to get to TWE12VE and grab these eyes from Banana Banshee, Bloom comes in 8 colors, one of them a dollarbie/demo or a fatpack.

Eyes: Banana Banshee – Bloom Henrietta – TWE12VE

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I chose to wear the eyebrow-free option of the skin so that I could show you the amazing eyebrow applier available from MILA for Applique. These eyebrows come in one HUD with 3 colors, one is tintable to make them match your hair color and also comes with an eyebrow shaper (not pictured). These eyebrows are available for purchase individually for Catwa and Lelutka only.

Eyebrows: MILA  – Attractive Eyebrow – Appliquè

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Zombie Suicide is also at Applique with a fabulous set of eyeshadows, there are two versions included in the HUD, with a tattoo and without. I chose the without because it didn’t exactly match my look. These eyeshadows are fabulous and have 10 colors included for Catwa and Lelutka.

Eyeshadow: Zombie Suicide – Smokey Eyeshadow – Appliquè

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Last but not least is this lipstick from Navzar Lab. Personally, I have not heard of this creator before, but when I saw this lipstick in the blogger room of Applique I wanted them. The ombre tones come in 4 depths per color and there are 3 colors in the HUD. Made for Lelutka mesh head.

Lipstick: Navzar Lab. – Lipstick Set 7 – Appliquè

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ZOZ nails polishes are still one of my favorites in Second Life, the shine is like no other and the available appliers rival anyone else out there, created for Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Vista bento and ZOZ’s very own brand of mesh nails you can always get just what you need from ZOZ. This polish is available at Level Up until May 30.

Polish: ZOZ – Emotion – Level Up

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Alright, so I made it through another blog, please don’t think that this is a negative posting, in fact, it’s the opposite. I am simply stating my concerns, my thoughts, and my feelings. Trying to work through my block in my way. I am honored to blog for the designers that I do and hope that future designers don’t look at this and think “this girl is bipolar, we don’t want her”. Sometimes we get overwhelmed and with no one to talk to about your feelings it can get crushing. So you, my dear reader, are my sounding board. Thank you for making it to the end with me, if you’re still here. <3

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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Surfin’ USA

I live in the land of ice and frost, winter is a state of mind, not a season. We’ve been in “spring” for over a month and there is still snow on the ground and neither the trees nor flowers haven’t begun to bloom. We get about a month and a half of summer, I wish I was joking and that summer is hot and nasty. So I love that I can be in Second Life and be surrounded by sand and surf, flowers and gorgeous trees, and feel somewhat warm in my imagination.

Uber opened yesterday with an awesome new round. The Hamptons-inspired theme is sure to put you in a  summery mood. From bikinis to formal gowns, everything you need for a summer in the hills is right here.
Vinyl is back with this super cute bikini. It comes with the top, bottom, and leg chain, each with their own color change HUD. Each bikini comes in 16 colors with a striped and solid version, the leg chain has 4 metals and  16 gems, 12 of which are birthstone toned.

Bikini: Vinyl – Psykini with leg chain – Uber

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I can’t surf in RL but I can sure catch a wave in SL, I had a little help with this awesome, unisex pose from Luanes World. This pose comes with the surfboard and 2 poses.

Pose: Luanes World – Surfing Mirror

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Argrace has the very best hairdos for photography, this one is definitely no exception. Now I couldn’t very well be surfing with perfectly coifed hair right? This wet hair style even has little beads of water on the strands.

HairArgrace – Chizuru Blondes

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 In order to get the wet skin look I used appliers from two different creators, Izzie’s has an awesome applier for your face and Nanika created a stunning body applier.

Water droplets: Izzie’s – Face Waterdrops

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Nanika – Drops of Water

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Mesange always has such beautiful eyes, these are from the last round of The Chapter Four, which is closed now but you can grab them at the main store location. As with all Mesange eyes, you can grab them individually or as a fatpack with Omega appliers and mesh and standard eyes.

Eyes: Mesange – Roseland

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I’m so excited because Toxxic Rhiannyr has created a new AlterEgo skin, her skins are so amazing and I couldn’t wait to blog this one and show you all. Gianna will be available in 3 tones with 3 eye makeups, the skin is fitted for Catwa Catya and the pack includes an Omega body applier, Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet support, a shape and style card. This will only be available in the Marketplace.

Skin: AlterEgo – Gianna Chai Smoky

This tattoo is so cool, available at Uber from White Widow. It is available in black and henna tones and is unisex. There are appliers for Adam and Eve, Belleza, Maitreya, Sking Brazilia Doll, Slink, TMP and Omega. This is a full chest and back piece and is so much fun from the octopus on the front to the shell on the back.

Tattoo: White Widow – MatchPoint – Uber

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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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Pretty Girl

It’s not very often I do a one photo blog shoot, but today I really wanted to focus on a few main items, the close up wasn’t as pertinent as the other items I am featuring.

First I want to mention once again the amazing retirement sale at Image Essentials. Almost 3/4 of the store is on sale for only 25L! Kay has gone insane and is making room for all the new Bento poses coming. What I love the most about Image Essentials poses is that even if it’s made with one gender in mind, you can usually use it with either. Like this pose for example. Lazing was made for men, it’s a great, kicked back and relaxed pose, but men aren’t the only ones that get lazy right? Well, maybe some men are *grins* Lazing is a 5 pose set with mirrors and is available in the main store and marketplace.

PoseImage Essentials – Lazing 3

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I recently joined the Cheeky Pea VIP group and I am so glad I did because they have a couple of amazing VIP group gifts. It is 500L to join the group but with such awesome freebies, it’ll pay for itself in a matter of minutes. Right now there is a very cute, fall-themed chair with an optional pine cone wall display (not pictured) and a table and wall shelf combo ONLY available to the VIP group.

Chair: Cheeky Pea – Autumn Hues VIP Group Gift

Table: Cheeky Pea – Fall is in the Air Table Vip Group Gift

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Kraftwork has an all new gacha available at Cosmopolitan starting March 27. This gacha is 50L a play and has 8 commons and 1 rare that includes animations as well. All radios are fully functioning and come with a scripted and unscripted version. Two of the commons are vintage tables to set your radios on. They are no copy, no mod and transferable so collect them all!

Radio: KraftWork – Vintage Radio Gacha 5 Majestic Radio – Cosmopolitan Event

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Stealthic released this hair a little while ago, but I still love the style so much I wanted to feature it again. Available in all standard color HUDs as well as an optional, separate tint HUD now, you can still grab this in the main store and Marketplace.

Hair: Stealthic – Vivacity

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Uber opened yesterday and with it came this stunning slip dress from Vinyl, that’s right she’s back after RL pulling her away for a tiny bit and better than ever. This slip dress comes in 16 colors with a bonus print texture for each color or just get the fatpack and save yourself some time and money. These dresses fit Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza.

Dress: Vinyl – Chai Slip Dress – Uber

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Black Fashion Fair is coming April 7 and you can pick up this amazing new skin from 7 Deadly Skins. Maureen is available in 4 skin tones and comes with the all new Omega applier system, face and body all in one, easy to use HUD. The HUD is so fast and the new body is superb.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Maureen Caramel – Black Fashion Fair (LM on April 7)

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This gorgeous, metallic tattoo is from White Widow and has 3 available color options. I chose the champagne color because I think it looks stunning on all the skin tones I typically wear.

Tattoo: White Widow – Snatch Champagne

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These boots! OMG! The first time I saw the ad on Facebook I knew they would be mine. By Breathe for Shoetopia, opening today these amazing, chunky, heeled boots are like no other. I skipped individual colors and went straight for the fatpack because I love these so much. The HUD is amazing with the ability to change each piece individually and as you can see it matches the Vinyl colors pretty well.

ShoesBreathe – Kendra Heels – Shoetopia

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Wall Hanging: Tarte – Lighted Tapestry Earth

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Dangerous

Because I’ve blogged so much this month, I seriously thought about taking the last two days off, I even told my husband Theo that I was going to take the last two days of the month off, *cue group notice* and here we are *laughs*
I was hanging out with my husband after my son-in-law’s birthday party, telling him that I really didn’t have anything else to cover for the month and maybe I should just take a break for the last couple days. I was looking through my inventory to find something to wear, since my birthday party costume wasn’t quite appropriate for anything other then adult sims and a notice popped up. Merlific had sent her amazing items for Whore Couture Fair 7. Well I had to open the boxes right?

Merlific is releasing a new dress in two different options, solid and transparent, a tattoo and a collar in 3 colors with and without Open Collar scripting. The dress is fit for Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Tonic, TMP and standard avatars and each dress comes with a texture change HUD with 15 color options.

Dress: Merlific – Regina Regular Maitreya – Whore Couture Fair 7

Collar: Merlific – Zoelia Collar Black non-scripted Whore Couture Fair 7

Tattoo: Merlific – Underboobs Tattoo – Whore Couture Fair 7

I absolutely fell in love with these mesh backdrops from Minimal, available in 4 different styles individually or as a fatpack and only at Uber this month. The backdrops do include a resize script.

Backdrop: Minimal – Illusion Background 3 – Uber

Reign is again at N°21 with this amazing set of heels, they come fit for Maitreya, Belleza and Slink and have ankle, knee and thigh high styles included. The color HUD is massive for the ability to completely customize your look.

Shoes: Reign – Arya Heels – N°21

My friend Adalynne is making her very own poses now and she had given me this one to play with, I finally found the inspiration I needed to make this pose show at it’s best. Freya is a set of 6 poses with mirrors and include pose balls loaded with the pose and just the pose to use in your own pose stands.

Pose: Picturesque Poses – Freya 6

This gorgeous hair from TaketomiWest is so much fun, one of the first updos to be done by this creator it is sexy and sinful rolled into one.

Hair: TaketomiWest – Jenna Naturals

February Powder Pack has been released to the pre-order subscribers but it’s not too late to get your own Powder Pack, the price increases to 3000L but let me tell you, it is completely worth it! Today I’m featuring one of the skins and makeup sets from Amara Beauty. The face applier comes in 5 tones with 2 eyebrow, one no brow and one tintable brow, 18 lipsticks and 9 eyeshadows. This set is Catwa based and is absolutely stunning.

Skin and Makeup: Amara Beauty – Kelly Beauty Kit – February Powder Pack

Eyes: Mesange – Mercury Eyes 9 (small) – Lost and Found

Nails: ZOZ – Lynn Bold Polish Omega

Bad Moon Rising

She waits in silence, her trusty gun sitting in her lap, easy to aim in case the threat comes back. This world so different from the one she knew, evil and chaos ruled now and she was always ready for whatever came at her. The moon cast an eerie pink glow, the skies filled with poison. She stirs restlessly, hearing a sound she crouches, gun at the ready. Whatever is coming for her better be bigger and badder than her or they wouldn’t walk away.
It’s really hard for a girl to look good in a post-apocalyptic world but with the help of a few amazing designers I think I pulled it off. When I woke up this morning and saw I had the new Uber blog pack from Vinyl I couldn’t wait to log in and start creating my look. I knew how I wanted everything to look it was just a matter of finding all the right pieces.

The first time I saw these all new backdrops from Minimal I knew I had to have them. 4 separate backdrops available right now at Uber, or you can do what I did and get the whole fatpack. I just know I’ll use these more than once. Well made, 3D mesh creates the perfect venue for your pictures, post-apocalyptic or not.

Backdrop: Minimal – Illusion Background 4 – Uber

The mask and top are from Vinyl and come with a HUD for the individual pack that includes a solid color and a graphic color, the fatpack includes all 16 colors and the bra can be worn without the turtleneck. It’s a fantastic set and I definitely recommend the fatpack because you’ll want all the options that come with it. The mask is unrigged and can be resized through a touch script.

Top: Vinyl – Scars Turtleneck and Bra – Uber

Mask: Vinyl – Neo Meddy Mask – Uber

Okay, so knowing what top and backdrop I was going to use didn’t complete my look and I had to find just the right pants, shoes, hair etc. I scanned around Uber until my eyes fell on these fabulous leather pants from Azuchi, available in 10 different colors/patterns I couldn’t choose just one so I got the fatpack and at only 1200L it’s a real steal! It doesn’t say on the pack or on any advertising that I can find but I am wearing these pants with my Maitreya body and they fit flawlessly, there is only one fit included in the pack.

Pants: Azuchi – Oichi Pants Black – Uber

These shoes, I never go wrong with Vale Koer and when I saw these sneakers it wasn’t even a question of which color, fatpack city here I come! At only 799L the fatpack allows you to completely customize these shoes to your style. They are fit for men and women too.

Shoes: Vale Koer – Neoprime Trainers – Uber

Now I needed the perfect pose to pull together my look and trying a few I already had that just didn’t do it for me I headed over to Poseidon, available individually or in a pack of six, these sniper rifle poses were just what I was looking for.

Pose: Poseidon – Rifle 3

This hair from Truth, I couldn’t pass up, the high-sided pigtails with the messy curls and hairband color change HUD was just too much for me. I needed this hair in my life and so now I do. Truth has included their own face mask with this hair and it also has it’s own texture change HUD.

Hair: Truth – Kyoko – Uber

Glam Affair is part of Fifty Linden Friday this week with two amazing Catwa appliers. Zoella is available in either America or Jamaica tone this week for only 50L. Grab both you won’t be sorry and with Maitreya having Glam Affair skins built into the HUD you won’t have to worry about matching your skin or buying other appliers. I also wear Vista Bento hands and Glam Affair is also included in that HUD as well.

Skin: Glam Affair – Zoella – FLF

I very rarely use the dark sclera eyes from Banana Banshee, but this was one of those moments that it seemed perfect. All Banana Banshee eyes come with white and dark scleras and this set comes in 11 colors, grey being the dollarbie/demo option to try out how they work for you.

Eyes: Banana Banshee – Hely Sand Dark – Lost and Found

Using the broken nose applier from Chemical Princess was inspired once I removed the mask to show off the skin, this tattoo comes with 3 different color options and is Omega compatible as well as system layers for you non-mesh users.

Tattoo: Chemical Princess – Broken Nose Dark

A badass girl needs some badass nails and Dark Passions – Koffin Nails had exactly what I was looking for. Released for an event back in October they are still perfect for just about any badassery you might have in you. They come in Slink, Maitreya and Omega appliers or as a fatpack for those of us that use multiple body parts.

Nails: Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Bloody Murder