She Gazed with a Loving Beauty

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Fall is officially and as many of you know, it is my favorite season. I love the cooler temps, the changing colors on the leaves, everything pumpkin spice, and Halloween! I also really connect with the idea of the life cycle and what this time represents in that cycle. It’s a reminder that all things end but there is still beauty in that ending. Speaking of endings, the Twisted Hunt is fast coming to a close but I wanted to share a little from the hunt which ends September 30.

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My friend Myst at Mishmash Fusion is a merchant for the Twisted Hunt and is shop #42 on the hunt path. For this round, she’s made a gorgeous set of outfits for both females and males to wear inspired by the Victorian Goth hunt theme. Ladies can find themselves twirling about in this vision of red and black top/skirt set that together fits like a dress. On the back of the top is a lovely corset lace detail that tastefully shows a bit of skin that I just love. The textures on this outfit, called Remy’s Song, look great especially with advanced lighting on. Sizes included are classic standard mesh sizes XL-XS and fitted models for Maitreya, both Slinks, Belleza bodies, both Tonics, and TMP bodies. Men will find a dashing suit in red and black that comes in classic standard mesh sizes XL-XS and a pair of black shoes to complete the look. The stripes running down the Knives’ Suit are nice and sharp and will have any man feeling tall. Other color variations of both outfits are available in the gacha machines as well as other goodies.

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I also wanted to share a new item from Dictatorshop. The Driftwood Swing is a lovely addition to any yard and functions both as landscaping and a cozy spot for cuddles and more. Currently it is being sold exclusively at The Cosmopolitan Event which runs from now until October 7. While at the event, you can get this incredible piece 20% off in either Adult or PG only versions (Adult version includes the PG version). What I love about this set is that the animations are all great as I expect but also that the singles poses can be changed independently from the other person sitting with you. There’s so many choices I have no doubt you will love it like I do. In the menu for the Adult version, there are all of the PG poses as well as a fully loaded adult menu with both Vanilla and BDSM options. For more info on this set, see it inworld at the shop or check out Dee’s blog post here. Get it at the event while you can!

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A few other things of note, I’ve changed the logo for the blog and I’d like to give a huge shoutout/thank you to my friend Myst Cobalt for designing it for me. ūüôā I also want to remind you all that Cart Sale is coming up October 11 and it is a special round. Cart Sale is celebrating 10 years! There will be gifts, there will be gachas, and there will be lots of great deals! I will be covering the event so stay tuned!

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Credits

~ Furniture ~

Swing: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Driftwood Swing ADULT ~ by Dictatorshop Resident @ The Cosmopolitan Event September 27-October 7 2017

~ My Look ~

Hair: Moon. Hair – Fallon ~ by Silent Acoustic @ Luxe Box September 2017

Mask: Anachron – Masque of the Red Death – Women’s Mask¬†~ by Nix Marabana

Dress: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Remy’s Song – THF17 Female – Timey Winey¬†~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Twisted Hunt Fall 2017

Shoes: #EMPIRE РAmaranthus ~ by Queenshop Resident @ Luxe Box September 2017

My Body Details

~ His Look ~

Suit: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Knives’ Suit – THF17 Male – Timey Winey ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Twisted Hunt Fall 2017

Sim: Mirage

Link — >Mishmash Fusion, Dictatorshop, Cosmopolitan Event, Twisted Hunt, Luxe Box

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Some Kind of Madness is Swallowing Me Whole

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I apologize for my absence! A combination of real life and a bit of a down mood has kept me from posting this when I originally received the items that are featured today. Read on for what’s been floating through my mind.

We all know that there are many things that drive us crazy. Rude customers or co-workers at work. Too slow drivers or traffic on our daily commutes. Finding presents left by the dog or cat for the 100th time on the carpet. Even something simple as the sound some people make when eating can set a person’s teeth on edge. But there are very few things, in my opinion at least, that can drive us to true madness. One of those things… is love.

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For very few people, the search seems easy, almost like an arrow just pointing them in the right direction. But for most people, the search is rough, almost brutal at times. We look for signs to say, “Hey, turn here, open this door” or “Turn back now, wrong turn” to show us where we are supposed to be headed and with who. And if that wasn’t enough, our search can be for many different types of love. Even if we prefer to be alone, most of us seek companionship of some kind whether with family, friendship, a lover or a pet. The search for love, that special kind of love that comes from another person we want to spend the rest of our lives with…that love can bring us to a madness like no other.

I may be a bit of a hopeless romantic. I know it’s in everything I do, everything I say. As I’ve embarked on my quest for love, I’ve hit a few potholes, skinned my knees a few times, and leaped off a cliff without really being sure of what was at the bottom of the water. Love truly can be blind and that is usually what causes most of the hardship we end up experiencing when things go wrong. As Sigmund Freud said, “We are never so defenseless¬†against suffering as when we love.”¬†First love is always so innocent…nothing quite like it and the heartbreak we face when we realize the other person is not 100% perfect and not a good fit feels earth shattering for some.

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Well… Freud also said, “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”¬†Although we lament all the hardship our hearts endure, they are strong and able to go through a lot of rough handling. It sucks, but eventually you get better at finding the right turns and all that hard work is worth it; the pain of the past lingers but not so strongly that you’re unable to find happiness again…

My main point? It’s a lot of what I’ve been talking about already. Don’t give up. Keep trudging along the rough paths, scraping your knees, and taking a tumble or two; just remember to pick yourself up and continue to move forward. Find your love whether that is a person, a cat or dog, or a group of friends who have your back. Don’t let madness swallow you.

Today I am sharing the Chesterfield Sofa, Chair and Stool. Both were at the Home Show 2017 but due to my mood and RL I was late to blog them. They are now at the mainstore and on Marketplace along with matching Bondage Benches. Personally, I love this set even more than the Contempo set that I have¬†blogged¬†about earlier this year.¬†I think this is probably due to the detailing of the back cushions. Nonetheless, this set brings you all of your favorite smooth poses in the adult versions of each piece or the PG versions you can purchase if you don’t want the racy aspects.

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Animations included in these pieces are as usual, superbly smooth and plentiful. Both leather and metals can be changed via the logo on the back of each piece and you can change the security of the menus as well. Poses are easy to adjust and swap for all your naughty needs. Dictatorshop has once again created sophisticated and elegant furniture that anyone would be happy to have in their home.

Until next time lovelies! ūüôā

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Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: Doe РBrenda РGingers ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo

Pantsuit: ISON Рbaroque jumpsuit (purple) ~ by Harry Hyx

Bracelet: e.marie Р// RIGHT Friendship Bracelet РSterling ~ by Emilianamarie Resident

Rings: Kibitz РSummer love rings Рmaitreya Рgold ~ by Kathya Szczepanski

Shoes: #EMPIRE – Pelargonium ~ by Queenshop Resident

My Body Details

~ Furniture & Decor ~

House: Scarlet Creative РHuntsman Manor ~ by Charlotte Bartlett

Sofa: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield Adult Sofa [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Chairs: Dicatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield Adult Chair [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Stool: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield OMNI Bondage Stool [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Rug: Wood Works Furniture – Sheffield Red/Gold Rug ~ by Landru Mccallen

Curtains: MG РH&G РSilk Pool Curtains ~ by Maxi Gossamer

Bookcases: {what next} РAmelie Bookcase ~ by Winter Thorn (I modded color)

Books: SAYO РStationed in Soho Gacha РBook Set РCOMMON ~ by Kaysha Piers

End Tables: {what next} РAmelie Tables РSet of 3 ~ by Winter Thorn (I modded color)

Knick Knack: pr!tty Р.tree {starfield projector} ~ by Karla Marama

Lamp: erratic – 07.erratic / lsm – table lamp – beige ~ by Erratic Rain

Lantern: Anachron РAndon Lantern РSeimei Kikyou ~ by Nix Marabana

Cat: +Half-Deer+ РCozy Cat (if I fits, I sits) РBlack Patch ~ by Halogen Magic

Tapestry: Rowanwood Р{RW} Maghnus Collection Wall Hanging ~ by Searlait Nitschke

Stove: {what next} – Hanne Woodburning Stove Set – Iron ~ by Winter Thorn

Logs: {what next} РPallet Log Box (VIP Group Gift) ~ by Winter Thorn

Desk: .aisling. РBric-a-Brac Desk -Desk- ~ by Druunah Esharham

Desk Light: tarte. Рdesk light ~ by Alixxbella Resident

Chair: Trompe Loeil РVoliere Chair Copper + Bird ~ by Cory Edo

Links — > Dictatorshop

So I’m Gonna Love You Now

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April is here and I am enjoying seeing flowers beginning to crop up from the ground. The showers will pour as they inevitably do, but with the rain comes new life and I’m finding I need that reminder as of late. A lot has been on my mind so I’ve been taking time to de-stress and just recharge. So I decided to take a little stroll and found a spot to relax, cuddle up with someone, and just pass the time.

This cozy spot I found is in a little gazebo made by =EC Designs=. It is for the Cart Sale at the Wash in birch and walnut for only 10L. Along with the gazebo, you get a bench, a little fountain pitcher, and a tree stump with cuddles. Not only is the set the perfect focal point for any garden, it has a multitude of single and couple animations in the bench, cuddle stump, AND the gazebo itself. Each set has a decorative tree stump and a pitcher fountain to complete the charm. 10L is a steal with all the animation options for singles and couples in each piece. Get yours in one or both wood options while you can!

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My look today has a couple pieces from Luxe Box and Bishbox which are subscription boxes in secondlife. My lovely top is from Tee*fy (Lara and both Slink sizes) and my shoes are from Empire (Lara, both Slink, 3 Belleza, and TMP sizes), both in March’s Luxe Box. Both items fit well and have lovely texture options on their HUDs. On my ears you’ll find gorgeous earrings by Empyrean Forge. These come with a hud that lets you change the metal color. My hair is from Doe; I adore this hair because I love Doe’s gingers and her textures are so well done. Two sizes are included with one that is designed with larger breasts in mind. All color pack huds come in this set and you are able to change the hat color from a sizable array of options. Both earrings and hair are from March’s Bishbox. For info on how to join either subscription box, please check my favorites tab for the page on subscription box websites.

Finally, my smexy pants are Blueberry’s latest pants release. Gracie comes in a wide selection of denim and leather options for Maitreya, Slink Physique & Hourglass, all three Belleza, and TMP mesh body sizes. The fatpack has exclusive metallic¬†colors. What is really special about these pants is that you get the option of just the pant or a version with a cute boot attached with beautiful beadwork on the heel. Metals and beads can be changed via the included HUDs. As many of us know, Blueberry makes our butts look fabulous.

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I’ll be posting again soon with more finds from the Cart Sale. See you again soon! ūüôā

 

Credits

Hair: Doe РChristie РBishbox Exclusive ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo @ Bishbox March 2017

Earrings 1:¬†Empyrean Forge –¬†EF: Rhapsody Earrings ~ by Emypreanforge Resident @ Bishbox March 2017

Earrings 2: phedora. РElven Earrings Set.1 ~ by Celena Galli

Necklace: **RE** РKitty Pearls Set ~ by Crashnoww Resident @ Shiny Shabby March 2017

Top: Tee*fy РLuxe Box March 2017 ~ by Azure Electricteeth @ Luxe Box March 2017

Pants: Blueberry – Gracie – Fatpack ~ by Blueberryxx Resident

Shoes: EMPIRE –¬†#EMPIRE – Lunaria ~ by Queensho Resident @ Luxe Box March 2017

Tail:¬†Nadi Vemo –¬†Jerboa tail 2016 BOX v0.999.2 ~ by¬†Nadi Vemo

My Body Details

Gazebo/Benches/Tree Stumps: =EC Designs= –¬†=EC Designs= (Woodland Set – Birch) ~ by Cara Lionheart & Jaxx Doulton @ Cart Sale March 2017

Sim: Serenity City

Links — > Cart Sale, =EC Designs=