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I was supposed to write this blog last night but things came up and it didn’t happen, so here I am, releasing a sneak peek blog of Hair Fair on opening day. That’s right it’s Hair Fair time again for those of you that haven’t been keeping up, you have from today July 1 all the way to July 16 to get in and grab some absolutely stunning hairs and help Wigs for Kids. There is something new this year, 2 cam sims on top of the 4 main shopping sims so that you can get your shop on!

First up today I have this amazing outfit from Lybra, available right now at N°21, sold separately with 10 color options for the shirt and pants so it’s easy to pick the colors you want and mix and match your style. This outfit is made for Maitreya only.

Top: Lybra – Dina Top White – N°21

Pants: Lybra – Dina Pants Blue – N°21

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This hair, the first time I saw the ad on Facebook from Mina I knew this hair would be mine. I love fun buns, as my awesome boyfriend calls them, and so does he. Anytime I see a hair that has the fun bun it’s pretty much going to be mine. All new is the included style HUD and this one includes 3 styles to choose from, I love style HUD because it makes it seem like you get 3 or more hairs for the price of one.

Hair: Mina – Luna – Hair Fair – Hair Fair 2017

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I love Foxcity poses and honestly this is a pose that was released for Pose Fair this year, however, I love it so much and if fit in with my theme so well I had to use it. Even though Pose Fair is over you can still grab this pose set at the main store location.

Pose: Foxcity – Night Owl 1 wit Prop

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Minimal had released this backdrop set for the last round of Epiphany, I love backdrops and really love Minimal backdrops because they are bright, vibrant, fun and so much more. This gacha is at the main store now and is 70L a pull. It is totally worth it if you really want your pictures to stand out.

Backdrop: Minimal – Illusions 2 -9-

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7 Deadly Skins released this gorgeous skin, Reina for Buy Now. This face is based on the LAQ Trinity head and includes 7 tones all for only 799L. That’s a steal!

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Reina Freckled Sand – Buy Now

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This gorgeous eyeshadow from Blushes Boutique is at the main store location and includes 3 colors for Catwa mesh head only.

Eyeshadow: Blushes Boutique – Jill Eyeshadow

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Applique is quickly coming to a close, you only have a few more days to get there and pick up the amazing items our creators have put together just for you. Everything at Applique is meant for mesh only, clothes, skins, tattoo, eyes, makeups and so much more. Zombie Suicide released this amazing set of eyes that work with Catwa, Omega and their very own mesh eyes, the HUD includes10 colors to choose from and you can mix and match your eye color if you’re feeling adventurous.

Eyes: Zombie Suicide – Nissa Eyes – Appliquè

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Nails: ZOZ – Liquid Foil 2

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I am spoiled, not intentionally because I never ask for anything, but my boyfriend has certain things he likes a lot, peep toe pumps being one of those things, so whenever I see a new pair of shoes that fit that style I show him the ad to get his approval so I can buy them, HOWEVER, he spoils me and usually they show up in my inventory as a gift. These shoes from KC Couture is a brand new release and I just love KC Couture, the HUDs are extensive and you can mix and match the colors to suit your personal look and style.

Shoes: KC Couture – Xia Heels

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Kokomo

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

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

Building: KraftWork  – Beach Burger Shack – Knot & Co

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

Dress: MOoH! – Sara Dress Summer

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

Hair: Doe – Jamie Twotone Essentials Rare – SaNaRae

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

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

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Shape: West End – Sydney for Lelutka Cate

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Pose: Image Essentials – Viper

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

Forehead Gem: Lumae – Minu Multi 2 – Midsummer Enchantment

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

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

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Hairbase: Modish – Hena – Lelutka Powder Pack

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

Eyes: Mesange – Kitej – The Chapter Four

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

Nails: ZOZ – Liquid Foil Polish – Cosmopolitan Event

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Rings: Codex – Flora Bento Rings

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Nose Ring: Kunst – Last Quarter Moon – Kustom9

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

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

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Pose: Image Essentials – Khaleesi 2

Vogue

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

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

Bodysuit: Lybra – Natalia Bodysuit – Souled Out

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

Pose: Image Essentials – GothNIC 4 – Designer Circle

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

Backdrop: Seul – Fenti Store

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

Hair: Doe – Marigold Essentials Twotone Lootbox Rare – Lootbox

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

Skin: Glam Affair – Moana America – Lootbox

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

Eyes: Mesange – Thasia Eyes – We <3 RP

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

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

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

Nails: ZOZ – Liquid Foil 2 – Cosmopolitan Event

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

Bracelets: Indulge Temptation – Akuti’s Bracelet HUD 3

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

Shoes: Breathe – Mayumi Heels – Lost and Found

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Wicked Garden

I almost feel back to my old self, I’m blogging more frequently again, finding inspiration more and more and that makes me happy. Blogging has been a pretty large part of my life for over 2 years and every time I start to feel like I’m not good enough or that I’m talking to myself I have to take a step back, look at what amazing designers have entrusted me with their designs, the blogs I have written and the comments and encouragement I do get. I get over the slump and start again.

First up today I have the amazing contribution to June’s BishBox from none other than ChicModa. This is exclusive to the BishBox which you can pre-order clear up to the 20th of the month at noon when the box is released. Once it has been released you can still grab it for the full price of 3000L. This dress is amazing with 4 sheer overlay skirt textures that you can toggle on and off, 5 under skirt texture and 15 shirt textures, 5 plain and 10 with graphics.

Dress: ChicModa – Eleanor Dress – BishBox

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I needed the perfect backdrop to complete my look and so I started digging through my inventory and remembered the Pseudo backdrops I’d gotten at SaNaRae in April. The New York-themed backdrops are so much fun and this one fit in perfectly with the theme of the BishBox; Rock Rebel.

Backdrop: Pseudo – Lovely Bones Scene

Foxcity released two all new pose sets for Tres Chic, these bento enabled poses are so much fun and can be purchased individually or as a fatpack.

Pose: Foxcity – Effortless V2-2M – Tres Chic

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West End is still my favorite shape maker and I still recommend them to anyone looking for a great shape. These fully modifiable shapes help you create your look.

ShapeWest End – Sydney for Lelutka Cate

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I seriously have the most amazing, sweet boyfriend who, no matter how many times I tell him I don’t need gifts still sends me gifts. These shoes are one of those awesome gifts and the KC Couture HUDs are out of this world. The options to mix and match are outstanding.

Shoes: KC Couture – Roxanne Strappy Boots

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#FOXY is at N°21 with this amazing new hair, the high braided ponytail was one I couldn’t pass up and the styling HUD options are perfect. There are 3 options for the braid and 5 bang options. I had to have it!

Hair: #Foxy – Mai Hair Blondes – N°21

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7 Deadly Skins is at Applique again this month with this beautiful Lelutka only applier, shown on Lelutka Cate Bento mesh head. There are 2 separate HUDs, one with 5 lighter tones and one with 5 darker tones, it is only the face applier and you must own or purchase the body appliers separately.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Bianca HUD A Marshmellow – Appliquè 

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Manik Queen is at Vintage Fair with these amazing sunglasses. There are 6 different versions of these glasses to pick up, each with a HUD and they are so much FUN!

Glasses: Manik Queen – Betty Babes Glasses Black Polka Dot – Vintage Fair

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Banana Banshee is at TWE12VE with an all new set of amazing eyes called Seaside. This pack of 6 colors is available individually or as a fatpack and come with a white and dark sclera option.

Eyes: Banana Banshee – Seaside Ocean White Sclera – TWE12VE

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I dug into a Powder Pack from the past to show off the amazing lipstick from YS&YS, this is from May but as with any released pack you can purchase old packs for the full price of 3000L.

Lipstick: YS&YS – Powder Lip Applier – Lelutka Powder Pack

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Lulu polish from ZOZ came out last month during The Chapter Four but you can still grab this amazing polish at the main store. I love the vibrancy that ZOZ brings to her polish, the shine is like no other. All ZOZ polish is available in appliers for Slink, Maitreya, Omega, Vista Bento and ZOZ brand mesh nails, you can buy them individually or as a fatpack and get all the appliers, especially if you’re like me and mix and match body parts often.

Nails: ZOZ – Lulu Dark

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Rings: Codex – Flora Bento Rings

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I cheat frequently when it comes to blogging new releases from !NFINITY, like this necklace for example. It is made for men and is available at Men Only Monthly but doesn’t it look pretty on me? With four metal options to choose from, each with a HUD to change the feathers and leather necklace, it’s absolutely fabulous. The main ring of the necklace is the only thing that doesn’t change and is the one you purchase, so make sure you grab the color you want. This necklace is unrigged and has a resizer built in for the perfect fit.

Necklace: !NFINITY – Feather Necklace – Men Only Monthly

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and then he kissed me

Since I was about 12 years old, Adventures in Babysitting has been one of my absolutely favorite movies, the opening scene with Chris getting ready for her anniversary date with her sleazy boyfriend was iconic to me. I wanted to find someone that would make me that happy and the song would play on repeat in my head. To be completely honest when I got this pack from Chop Shop, opened it and tried it on this scene played in my mind so you’re welcome to everyone who watches the clip below and has this song stuck in their head for the remainder of the day!

I would have bought this, but I was conversing with the owner of !Chop Shop! through a Facebook post, she’d made a comment about the lack of blogger applications in a recent blogger roundup. I had seen the app but I also had NEVER blogged anything from !Chop Shop! and didn’t feel right applying to a group I knew nothing about. She offered to send me a blogger pack and my personal ethics, I automatically declined. So here I am, I will be perfectly honest this is a trial run for !Chop Shop! and I love this outfit. At Vintage Fair this bra is available in 8 color combinations and comes with matching panties (not pictured) for Maitreya and Belleza appliers as well as standard layers, the Dotty shorts come in three colors and are also made for Belleza and Maitreya. This set is so fun and sexy I’m honored Asy gave me a chance to blog them for her. There is not currently an inworld store but make sure to find !Chop Shop! at events and on the MP.

Bra: !Chop Shop! – Red + Pink Rose Set –

Shorts: !Chop Shop! – Black Dotty Shorts Maitreya –

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I’ve been holding on to this backdrop from Seul for a minute or two, waiting for the right moment to present itself. Getting this outfit from !Chop Shop! gave me the super cute vintage outfit and the song popped in my head I knew how the rest of it would look.

Backdrop: Seul – Vanity Room

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The decor is from a previous round of The Arcade and is from Tres Blah, I have blogged it before but it was too perfect for this setting and so I used it again. I do love Tres Blah’s decor.

Decor: Tres Blah – nail polish clutter, makeup bag

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I also had some of the decor items from Olive from that same round of The Arcade and thought they made a fabulous addition to my setting.

Decor:  – the Presley Hair Gel, the Presley Hairspray

The only thing left was finding a pose that showed me getting dressed, that’s harder than you think but I finally found one from Tabou Irresistible, it made me look like I was putting my stockings on.

Pose: Tabou Irresistible – The Beauty Dress Up Pose

Stockings: BigBeautifulDoll – Seamed Fishnet Stockings

Before I chose everything else I knew what hair I wanted and headed on over to Truth to grab it. This hair in curlers is perfect for the look I wanted to achieve. The HUD comes with numerous colors in the variety you choose as well as root options, there is also an option to change the curler colors.

Hair: Truth – Betsy Variety

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The June Catwa Powder Pack was released yesterday and OMG it’s amazing! Skins, makeup, eyes and so much more. This month Essences has an all new skin in 3 tones with 2 options each, it also includes the body appliers and it’s just gorgeous.

Skin: Essences – Serenity Pale01 – June Catwa Powder Pack

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DeeTaleZ included the Doll Face Add-ons, this includes button nose, blush, eye bags, 5 lipsticks and eyebrows (not pictured), it is so cute and gives you a soft, doll-like look.

Makeup: DeeTaleZ – Doll Face Add-ons – June Catwa Powder Pack

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SlackGirl included a gorgeous set of eyes in this month’s Powder Pack that includes their own mesh eyes and HUDs for both the included mesh eyes and Catwa mesh eyes in 8 colors.

Eyes: SlackGirl – Climax Eyes – June Catwa Powder Pack

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I finished off my lovely makeup with an all new set of eyelashes from Blushes Boutique. The all new Flirt Lashes are available in the main store and MP locations and has 5 eyelashes options.

Eyelashes: Blushes Boutique – Lashes Flirt

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ZOZ is back at The Chapter Four with this gorgeous nail polish, available in two different color packs with 9 colors per pack they are shiny and stunning. As always all ZOZ polishes come with appliers for Slink, Omega, Maitreya, Vista Bento and ZOZ mesh nails.

Nails: ZOZ – Vintage Polish – The Chapter Four

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Last but not least, one of the original bento poses from Image Essentials. Soft Caress is still one of my favorite poses for my closeup shots when I want you to see my face and nails all at once. Soft Caress is a set of 5 poses with mirrors.

Pose: Image Essentials – Soft Caress 4

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Chantilly Lace

I woke up this morning to a notification on Facebook that my previous blog post had been marked as spam or against community standards and was removed, there is nothing in that blog or picture that is against community standards and sometimes Facebook makes me want to rip my hair out. I’ve countered them as it not being spam but who knows when they will pull their heads out and stop attacking people who portray themselves as avatars on Facebook. I don’t know about you, but I spend far more time on my SL Facebook than I do on my RL Facebook, I click ads, by things, watch videos, see what’s trending on this page than I ever will on my RL page.
I didn’t start out taking these pictures yesterday with the intent of slamming Facebook or the community standards protocols but it is what it is. What I did intend on doing is posting a picture of some amazing finds from Vintage Fair, Collabor88 and so much more, so that’s what I am going to do. I have to admit that I love being a blogger, one of the best parts is getting early access to events, shopping lag-free and getting my hands on the amazing creations that Second Life designers put together. I don’t get early access to everything, but that’s ok I still love shopping, it is definitely one of my biggest hobbies in Second Life. Blogging for me isn’t being sponsored and getting freebies, it is an outlet for my photography and a way to give you a glimpse of the stunning things that people make that I could not do in a million years, I know it’s not my forte to create, I’ve tried.

Vintage Fair opened on June 10 and there are some absolutely amazing things. This dress is just one example of the things you can find at Vintage Fair. Kaithleen’s released this dress for Vintage Fair and I have always loved the Rockabilly, Pinup, 50’s style. I had to have this dress. Each color comes with a solid and polka dot version with a HUD to change the frill. It is an absolutely stunning rendition.

Dress: Kaithleen’s – Vintage Frilly Dress Navy – Vintage Fair

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With the right dress found I needed the perfect shoes to compliment it and who else but Breathe would have just the right shoes? I love these shoes so much I skipped right over the individual colors and went straight for the fatpack, I love shoes so much, maybe it’s because I can only wear flats in RL. Whatever my shoe obsession is creators like Breathe bring my love of shoes to life.

Shoes: Breathe – Nazomi Heels – Vintage Fair

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My first go round of the Vintage Fair I saw this cool pose with an amazing 50’s cherry red T-bird. I didn’t buy it when I saw it because I wasn’t sure at first when or how I would use it, but then I got my hands on the Lucky’s Drive-In set from unKindness at Collabor88.  I went back to Vintage knowing what I was looking for, but I couldn’t for the life of me remember who had made this pose. Two days I wandered aimlessly, (ok nothing so dramatic) to find the stunning T-bird.

Pose: Focus Poses – 50’s T-bird – Vintage Fair

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Decor: unKindness – Lucky’s Drive-In full set includes Drive-In Joint, table blue/pink, table red/green, Menu, and Sign – Collabor88

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Another reason I had to go to Vintage Fair was this hair, from Mina the soft pink curls with the wavy, long locks is just gorgeous. The moment I saw this hair I knew I had to have it.

Hair: Mina – Betty Essentials – Vintage Fair

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I blog for 7 Deadly Skins as an official blogger, I was digging through my skin packs and realized I had the skin available at Vintage Fair as well, how perfect? Farrah comes in two tone sets, light/medium and tanned/dark. This skin is based on the AK mesh head but I’m wearing it on my Catwa Catya bento mesh head. This is an omega head applier and does include the omega body appliers.

Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – Farrah Cotton Candy – Vintage Fair

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My friend Lizz Avon, a fabulous photographer and makeup designer in Second Life, my super sweet boyfriend had purchased me a couple of her eyeshadows previously and I had blogged the eyeshadow made for Les Fest, then Lizz messaged me and asked me to be an official blogger for her. I am honored she would choose me to showcase her fabulous makeup. Today I have two items from her, eyelashes and eyeshadow.

Eyelashes: Blushes Boutique – Lashes Summer Colors – L’Elite

EyeshadowBlushes Boutique – Amy

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Cosmetic Fair starts in just two days and you can head on over and grab these fabulous eyes from Mesange. Every eye pack comes with standard and mesh eye as well as Omega appliers for your compatible eyes.

Eyes: Mesange – Tosca – Cosmetic Fair

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Last, but most definitely not least is Zoz Nails contribution to Vintage Fair. The Writers Polish comes in two different sets and has appliers for Maitreya, Slink, Vista, Omega and ZOZ mesh nails.

Polish: ZOZ – Writers Polish – Vintage Fair

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Swish Swish

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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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.

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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

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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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