I’ve Got the Eye of the Tiger

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Hello lovely people! I am feeling pretty good and loving my summer. I hope everyone in the USA had a happy and safe Independence Day. Mine was pretty relaxing. Just a few thoughts I would like to share today.

If you read my last post, you’ll note I have been refocusing on what makes me happy these days. Putting myself first. Last week I got the itch to take a sexy photo or two, so I did and I started thinking about something. How do you start putting yourself first? Easy. Your voice.

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Okay maybe not so easy. Actually really not easy at times. Particularly if you really worry about what the people around you think. Sometimes it is really hard to tell someone what they need to hear. It’s hard to tell others what we want. We want people to like us so we say “Yes” even though we really want to say “NO.”

At times, it may not be easy, but if you use your voice, you will be heard. And I don’t mean just once in awhile. Consistently and honestly (and mostly politely unless they’re being a complete imbecile) say what you mean with your voice. Family and friends can support and care for you but they are unable to reach out and give you what you want. They can’t read your mind. They can help in some ways but the only one who can truly help get you where you want to be is yourself. So do what I am doing or trying to do… Roar.

Honestly, this post is a shoutout to all the lovely ladies in my life that are going through hard times right now. I may not have gone through the same situation, but we all go through rough times and we sink. We need reminders that we are worth it. We deserve happiness. We deserve love. We deserve to do whatever makes our hearts glow. Don’t let anyone make you believe otherwise. Even when we make mistakes, keep going, and don’t stop. Continue following your heart and the rest will follow.

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My look today is inspired by my inner Tigress and the empowering lyrics of Katy Perry’s Roar. My dress and lingerie set are from Blueberry in the Date Night set. Mesh fitted models included are for Maitreya, 3 Belleza bodies, and 2 Slink bodies. This set comes in several colors and the fatpack option includes exclusive color options. I recently went to Hair Fair and grabbed Aschera made by Runaway. The rings and shells on the hair have several color options and add an extra exotic touch that has me feeling sexy and confident. Grab it at Hair Fair to support Wigs for Kids! Only a few days left.

So cheers to my girlies (and the gents too!)! You know who you are. Without you I would not be where I am today and you’ve certainly helped me find my roar. Love to you all and see you soon. ❤

Credits

Hair: Runaway – [RA] Aschera Hair – Essential ~ by Candela Kira @ Hair Fair 2017

Dress/Lingerie: Blueberry – Date Night – Maitreya/Belleza/Slink – Fat Pack ~ by Blueberryxx Resident

My Body Details

Tiger: Jinx : Liger “Nare” – Reclining Rezzable – COMMON ~ by Julala Demina

Sim: Lost Unicorn

Links — > Hair Fair

Jack Frost Nipping at Your Nose

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Hi everyone! Today I have a lot to show you. So many pictures I can’t wait to share! As I noted in my last post, I am back to blogging for the Cart Sale located on the Wash sim. The current round runs from December 14, 2016 to January 4, 2017. What is so awesome about this event? Each item is only 10 linden and for this round, quite a few vendors have transferrable items. So, if you are looking for Christmas gifts and are on a budget, take a look around! Link to the sim will be below along with all other links. Hang on folks, this is going to be a long post, but you’re sure to find something you’ll love!

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First up on my list is the Holiday Corset Dress from Dark Water Designs. This snug corset dress is perfect for the semi-formal and casual Christmas get togethers or event just a nice dinner out. At the Cart Sale, you have the option of three different colors for this dress and then the option of a pack with standard meshes and fitted mesh OR a pack with fitted mesh sizes for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza. This dress would be perfect for a gift for a girlfriend, sister, aunt, any female friends! I paired this dress with The Little bat’s Ribbon Choker in silver to bring a bit of playful holiday spirit in to my look. Several colors are included in the pack, so there is sure to be one to match any outfit. Both my hair and boots are from subscription boxes I joined for December. The boots are from EMPIRE for Luxe Box and the hair is from Doe for Bishbox.

My second look includes the gown Mishmash Fusion has up for sale. Standard mesh sizes are included along with sizes for Matireya, the 3 Belleza, and 2 Slink bodies. The gown itself fits very well on my Maitreya Lara and is very pretty for an evening party or formal pictures. I can even see this being used as a bridesmaid’s dress for a wedding if you pair it with one of her fur trimmed capes that are also being sold. My hair is currently on sale on the Marketplace from TRUTH for Second Life’s 12 Days of Savings. I don’t buy a lot of hair from TRUTH but fell in love with this one when I saw it on a friend and it happened to be on sale for 75 linden. SCORE!

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For my third look, I swapped the long gown for a fun little dress from .::battle fairy::. that comes fitted for Maitreya, 3 Belleza, 2 Slink, and TMP bodies as well as standard mesh sizes. This pretty little number comes in several different pattern variations but I just adored Flurry because of its wintry feel. While it may not keep my legs too warm, they certainly look fabulous.

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Now throughout my pictures, you can see a variety of furniture, a lot of which is at the Cart Sale. One of my favorite pieces is the Cozy Living Room set from =EC Designs= which includes the fireplace, table with candles and books, and the sofa. This is the Winter version of the set which is a special for the event. The fireplace can be turned on and off, volume of the flames adjusted, and security set via the menu accessed with a Touch. Click the candle wicks to light the candles or turn them off too! Plenty of singles and PG couples animations in the sofa will make this the perfect addition to your house and for families.

 

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In the corner, you can see my lovely Buckley’s Rocking Horse. While Dictatorshop is known for adult furniture, this horse comes in a PG version too so that you can have it out around families for holiday festivities. The animations are smooth and natural. Menus for singles have animations on and off the horse while four menus have PG cuddles, kisses, dances, and riding the horse animations. Only the adult version has animation options under the Adult menu button. Poses are adjustable and swappable. Included with either version are rezzable and wearable huds to change various parts of the Horse so you can match it to your home décor. Note: This is a main store release. NOT at the Cart Sale.

Another item of note is the Gramophone on my Modern Tree table. The Gramophone actually plays the song Rocking Around the Christmas Tree and is only 2 prims. Nothing says holiday spirit like good music in a cozy warm setting with loved ones. And with pets! Who doesn’t love a kitty sleeping by the fireplace?

Well that is all I have for now. My holidays will be very busy. If I have time, I will blog more before the New Year, but don’t wait around! Go see what is at the Cart Sale while you can. Remember, all items are 10 linden and some are transferrable. Happy holidays everyone!

~Outfit 1~

Hair: Doe – Its Cold Outside – BishBox Exclusive ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo @ Bishbox December 2016

Choker: The Little Bat – !TLB – Ribbon Choker ~ by Drusilla Dethly @ Cart Sale December 2016

Dress: Dark Water Designs – Holiday Corset Dress – Cocoa – Maitreya ~ by Shadowed Luik @ Cart Sale December 2016

Shoes: #EMPIRE – Honesty ~ by queenshop Resident @ Luxe Box December 2016

~Outfit 2~

Hair: TRUTH HAIR – Cerys ~ by Truth Hawks

Choker: The Little Bat – !TLB – Ribbon Choker ~ by Drusilla Dethly @ Cart Sale December 2016

Dress: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Moondance Gown – Black ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Cart Sale December 2016

~Outfit 3~

Hair: TRUTH HAIR – Cerys ~ by Truth Hawks

Choker: The Little Bat – !TLB – Ribbon Choker ~ by Drusilla Dethly @ Cart Sale December 2016

Ring: (Yummy) – (Yummy) Snowflake Rings – Delicate ~ by Polyester Partridge @ The Arcade Gacha Event December 2016

Dress: .::battle fairy::. – Lily Dress Flurry Maitreya ~ by Grace Selene @ Cart Sale December 2016

Shoe: #EMPIRE – Cranesbill ~ by queenshop Resident @ Fifty Linden Friday

My Body Details

~Furniture & Décor~

Couch/Table/Fireplace: =EC Designs= – (Cozy Living Room – Winter) ~ by Cara Lionheart & Jaxx Doulton @ Cart Sale December 2016

Tree Table: The Artist Shed – The Modern Tree ~ by MargeKinson Resident @ Cart Sale December 2016

Horse: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Buckley Rocking Horse ~ by Dicatorshop Resident

Huskie: JIAN – Holiday Huskies :: Pupper Present RARE ~ by jiansl Resident @

Cat: StoraxTree – Feline Treasures – Naptime – Doma Ocelot Holiday ~ by Kate McLaglen @ Cart Sale December 2016

Gramophone: Low Prim Living – [LPL] Christmas Gramophone – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree ~ by Lucretia Svenska @ Cart Sale December 2016

Candles/Fan: Dark Knight Décor – DKD – Asian Holiday Decor (red) ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale December 2016

Blue Scroll: Dark Knight Décor – DKD – Joy Scroll ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale December 2016

Red Scroll: Dark Knight Décor – DKD – Winter Scroll ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale December 2016

Rug: Wood Works – Sheffield Red/Gold Rug ~ by Landru Mccallen @ Cart Sale December 2016

White Pitcher: Dark Knight Décor – DKD – Holiday Pitcher (Let It Snow) ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale December 2016

Red Pitcher: Dark Knight Décor – DKD – Holiday Pitcher (Merry Christmas) ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale December 2016

Wreathe: The Artist Shed – Darling Deer Wreath ~ by MargeKinson Resident @ Cart Sale December 2016

House: Scarlet Creative – The Arcade – Annelise Cottage RARE ~ by Charlotte Bartlett

Links — > Cart Sale, Mishmash Fusion, =EC Designs=, The Arcade Gacha Events, Luxe Box, Bishbox

Nothing But a Hound Dog: Rally to Rescue!

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One of the true joys in life has to be the unconditional love of an animal. You give them food, shelter, and love, and they give you so much more than words can describe. You gain a loyal friend, a confidante, a constant companion, and the a sense of hope and peace only found in the bond between an animal and human. Now there are many noble causes in the world to fight for; one that is very close to my heart is that of animal rescue.

Every single animal deserves a loving home. These creatures know no hate other than natural predatory instincts in the wild, and sometimes, not even then. There are countless videos and pictures on the web showing animals that normally don’t get along laying right next to each other. Cats have nursed puppies and vise versa. A deer grew up in one woman’s home with her dog; after she had been released she still came back to play with the dog. It amazes me what hope animals bring into this world. But not all animals are so lucky.

Ghost Bullys MC has chosen to be the voice for animals who can’t speak for themselves to ask for help. They are currently holding their second annual fundraiser event to provide funds for no kill animal rescue shelters and have partnered with several well known SL designers (list of sponsors at the end of this post) to offer exclusive items for the event. All sales and donations from the event will go to Animal Rescues. You can find find receipts from last year’s event at the landing point for Rally to Rescue. There are multiple events still to come at the Rally to Rescue site and two days left to shop using the Shopping Hud. To use the Hud, simply open the dog that is sent to you, attach the Hud, allow it to animate you, and click which shop you want to visit! Below is the schedule for all the things to do and see. Contact Raceyy Resident inworld for more information!

Sim: Rally to Rescue

Dates: July 8th to July 12th

Monday July 11th
continued – Rally To Rescue Shopping Hud!
12pm – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Tribute Concert (street concert)
3pm – Rally To Rescue Charity Rideout (all are welcome!)
6pm – Motorhead Tribute Concert

Tuesday July 12th
continued – Rally To Rescue Shopping Hud!
12pm – Eric Clapton Tribute Concert (street stage)
3pm – Rally To Rescue Charity Rideout (all are welcome!)
6pm – Cutest Pet Photo Contest Ends
6pm – Halestorm Tribute Concert

The dress I’m wearing comes in a fatpack version from Blueberry and comes in all standard mesh sizes as well as fitted meshes for the Maireya, Slink, and Belleza bodies. Panties are included as a part of the dress which can be turned on and off via the Panties Hud and the colors of both the dress and the panties can be changed via a separate Hud.

TRUTH HAIR is also participating in this event with this lovely mesh hair in all of their color packs.  Two sizes are included to ensure a good fit but always try a demo before purchase!

If you’re wondering where i picked up this box of kittens, take a look around =Zenith=. They seem to be overflowing with the little furballs. Maybe pick up a few while you’re there? They come in different colored baskets and plenty of different colored kitties to choose from. All color and texture change options are included in your purchase via a convenient texture Hud. Considering how cute they are, you may end up taking them all home! Which, in the end, is what this event is all about. Let’s give every animal a chance for a forever home. Remember, ALL sales and ALL donations from this event go to help animals in need!

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Credits

Hair: TRUTH HAIR – Opal – browns ~ by Truth Hawks for Rally to Rescue

Dress: Blueberry – Sabina – Queen Mode Activated – Fat Pack ~ by Blueberryxx Resident for Rally to Rescue

Necklace: .Olive. – the Scout’s Heart Pendent – Space Gold & Pink ~ by Naminaeko Resident @ The Crystal Heart Festival Gacha Prize

Kittens: =Zenith= – Adopt Kitten Basket (all colors) Rez/Wear ~ by Miffyhoi Rosca for Rally to Rescue

Dog Statue: [NC] – Hachiko The Faithful ~ by Andycool90 Resdient for Rally to Rescue

Cat Bookends: [NC] – Mao Bookholder ~ by Andycool90 Resdient for Rally to Rescue

Loft: uk – Industrial Loft ~ by Jamie Rozenberg for Rally to Rescue

Shoes: Pure Poison – Lea Pumps [BOXED] – FAMESHED GIFT ~ by Shaleene Kenin

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Second Annual GBMC Rally To Rescue 2016

In My Bones

In My Bones

I’m breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa
I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my system blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Radioactive Imagine Dragons
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Every month, the designers at We ❤ RP astound me with their creativity and craftsmanship. I have a few favorite designers but this fair/market is a wonderful assembly of talented creators that I love to discover. Several pieces from this outfit are from this round of We ❤ RP. Most are current or past We ❤ RP contributors. It’s such an amazing gathering of talent that there just is not enough room in one blog to praise them all; so I will just have to highlight a few. 🙂

I will confess that the first item I bought from this month’s fair was…ehem… the owl/cat/gryphon you see sitting on my shoulder. In fact, I bought two color versions because they are simply too adorable to pass up and I may have to buy another one. These cute blended creatures are animated and come with both a wearable shoulder pet AND a rezzable version. Fair warning, you will not be able to quit cooing over their animations.

My shirt/romper/thing (what would you call it? o.o) is a lovely piece by Azuchi. It comes with several sizes including fitted for some mesh bodies e.g. Maitreya and Belleza. The textures on this piece are exquisite and realistic; the material looks just like leather. I am looking forward to seeing what else I can find from them. Only issue I had was some of my thigh peek through when I move from the fabric not lining up with my alpha slices, but nothing too revealing or noticeable. I’m sure with a small shape mod it would be fixed on my end.

Wings have always been fun for me to play with because one of my roleplay characters is half Fae. Any wings I find that are unique become a must have and Material Squirrel designed a set that appeals to my darker side. A light colored set is also available. The wings are mesh, come with a color change hud, and a hud that allows the user to change size, movement on/off, movement speed, and to hide them. I love that I can make them hide upon landing and the durability. They are not flexy wings. They are not flimsy wings. These wings exude power and strength only achieved through hard work and lots of flying. Well done Material Squirrel.

Lastly, I would like to mention the boots which are a past We ❤ RP item made by Moon Elixir. You see only the tops of them in the image, but trust me (or check my flickr image here) these boots are kick ass. Thigh high, laced up, and with the option of tassels, these boots are rock solid and perfect for any adventure one may embark on. As always with Moon Elixir, these boots come with a Hud with lots of color and metal options for the smaller pieces. With lots of color choices, you’re sure to find a pair you’ll love.

One more week of this month’s We ❤ RP. Grab the deals while you can.

In My Bones

Outfit

Shirt: Nora Shirt Black Maitreya ~ @We ❤ RP [Azuchi]

Belt: Arwen’s Belt (Black) ~ [The Forge]

Boots: Thigh High Adventure Boot – Blood ~ Moon Elixir (Past We ❤ RP item)

Canteen & Horn: [LF] Winter Storm Canteen Bag&Horn ~ @We ❤ RP LE FORME

Wings: Aeryon Mesh Wings Darks ~ @We ❤ RP Material Squirrel

Septum Ring & Earrings: Chi Earrings & Nosering ~ .Arcadia. (Twisted Hunt Fall 2015 Gift)

Necklace: VINTAGE Jewels TWISTED HUNT GIFT ~ VINTAGE Jewels (Twisted Hunt Spring 2014 Gift)

Owlcat: Siamese Owl Gryphon – Grey ~ @We ❤ RP *HEXtraordinary*

Pose: The Hollow Series ~ @We ❤ RP an lar [poses]

Hair: Tears of Lys // Chapter I : Earth ~ +Spellbound+ 

Facepaint: [LB Face Paint] Organic Tribal Set5 (tinted blood red) ~ La Boheme (Past We ❤ RP item)

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara @Maitreya

Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Elegant 1 @Slink