Made My Skin a Little Bit Thicker

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A little bit of a rant or musing to start things off today followed by a special giveaway to celebrate reaching 50 blog posts! Read on to find out about the giveaway!

Lately I have been reminiscing on some of the events of the past year or so. Remembering the people that have moved in and out of my life and the lessons I have taken from them. It is incredible what an influence some people have had in such a short time while other lessons came from mistakes or taking a wrong turn. My morning has been a bit quieter than usual as I remember those lessons.

I know my last few posts have been a bit more upbeat and summery cheerful, so this post probably seems a bit less peppy. As a human, I can only be cheerful for so long before another obstacle gets thrown in my path that tries to knock me down. But you know what? I will keep fighting for the happiness I know I deserve. Maybe I need a day or two to get back into gear, but I will never stop swinging my bat at each ball that tries to strike me out. So my adventure for today took me to a baseball field in Chicago where I practiced focusing on hitting each ball out of the park and refocusing my mind on what is important. What is that you ask? Well… Me.

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Now that might sound selfish, but consider this. If you spread yourself too thin, trying to please everyone you come across, you can never be happy because you have no time for yourself and what makes you happy. This was something I’ve had to learn and really, I’m still working on it. My health and happiness are first and foremost before I can be expected to help others. I will always make time for those who are closest to me; yet I have reevaluated who those people are and adjusted my priorities accordingly to give myself the best chance of smiling every day. Life is too short. Spend it doing what you love and with the people you love.

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So, you’re probably wondering by now if i will just get to the clothes I’m wearing. Don’t fret! Today I am wearing a fun T-shirt dress from Dark Water Designs that is currently at the Cart Sale in three colors and a couple solid knit versions. Included are five standard mesh sizes and fitted models for Belleza Isis & Venus, Slink Physique & Hourglass, Maitreya Lara, and TMP bodies. I really love how this dress fits and feels a bit sporty. The small clipping on the leg is really only visible because of the pose I used. Wear it to a game or at home while getting comfy on the couch. I paired it with some of my favorite sneakers from REIGN and was set for the day. Find this dress and more at the Cart Sale before it ends July 5th!

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Now on to the giveaway that I mentioned. My sponsors =EC Designs= and Mishmash Fusion have kindly donated a couple gift cards to help me mark the occasion of reaching 50 blog posts. The prizes are a 500L Gift Card to =EC Designs= and a 400L Gift Card for Mishmash Fusion. If you browse my blog and Flickr, you’ll see some of the items of theirs I have blogged in the past. How to enter to win? Comment below with what you enjoy doing in the summer and your secondlife username. I will be using a random name picker to select a winner who will be announced in the comments, Facebook Page, Plurk, and Twitter. Deadline to enter will be Saturday July 8th at 5:00PM SLT.

Until next time! ~ Autumn

Credits

Hair: TRUTH HAIR – Austen – reds ~ by Truth Hawks

Dress: Dark Water Designs – 69 Tee Dress, baby pink ~ by Shadowed Luik @ Cart Sale June 2017

Shoes: REIGN – ARIANNA SNEAKERS- FATPACK ~ by Kenadeecole Resident

My Body Details

Links — > Cart Sale, Mishmash Fusion, =EC Designs=

By the Beautiful Sea

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Hello lovelies! It has been a beautiful week here for me. At last, the sun is shining and it appears that summer is here to stay so I am enjoying a bit of the outdoor scene before the weather changes its mind. With new adventures coming my way, I decided I needed a few new things to stay comfy while traipsing about the grid.

The Cart Sale started up again June 21 and will run through July 5. Every item is only 10 lindens. Yes, you read that right. Only 10 lindens! So what do the merchants have in store for us? Lots of new clothes (female, male, and kids), furniture, and decor for outdoors are for sale for the event.

One of my first summer adventures was sailing out on the sea. I secured a boat, got it out on some water, then readied myself for a bright day out along the coast. My outfit is from {Ezmerelda’s} and is an omega applier look. The hat matches and has a resizer script so you can be sure to get the purrfect fit. Both outfit and hat can be found with matching slink nails at the Cart Sale. Remember, omega appliers work with many mesh bodies!

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After my seafaring adventure, I decided I needed some time in the backyard. I had purchased some pink wildflowers from Crys Secret Garden and wanted to get them planted as soon as possible. I also picked up a cute tent that is nice and shady for having cake and iced tea in the afternoon. Since I was just going to be at home, I decided to wear my new hot pants from Roped Passion and new top from The Little Bat. The hot pants comes in five standard mesh sizes and fitted mesh models for Belleza Venus and Isis, Slink Physique and Hourglass, Maitreya Lara, and TMP bodies. Different colors come with different words emblazoned on the booty. And well, purple has always been my color. The top comes with a HUD with twelve color options to match any outfit and includes five standard mesh sizes, Belleza Venus, Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique and Hourglass, and TMP sizes. I had no issues with fit with either piece on my Maitreya body but always try a demo!

 

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One of my friends helped me plant the flowers and set up the tent, so naturally I had to get cake for us to reward ourselves for our hard day’s work. Each cake from Dark Knight Decor comes in a version to dispense a cake slice and decor only version. I pulled out my new Deck Set from =EC Designs= to relax under the tent and eat our cake. This set has a small table, chair, and lounger in teak wood that is nice and sturdy for any type of weather. Both the chair and lounger come scripted with single female and male animations that should suit anyone’s taste. We both relaxed with our cake for the afternoon and admired the wildflowers.

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Oh and for the guys, if you were wondering about my buddy’s shorts, those are at the Cart Sale too. These shorts are from The Dark Fae and are designed for several of the popular male mesh bodies; sizes included fitted mesh models for Slink, Aesthetic, Adam, Signature, and Belleza’s Jake mesh bodies. Corvi has not only included sizing for all of these bodies, she’s made two versions, Loose and Tight, for each color so the fellas can find the perfect look and fit. Don’t miss out on these shorts while they are at bargain price!

That is all I have for you today but more is on the way! Enjoy some sun and new styles this weekend down at the Cart Sale and I will see you again soon. 🙂

Credits

~ Look One ~

Hair: TRUTH – Ambriel ~ by Truth Hawks (TRUTH VIP June 2017 Gift)

Hat: {Ezmerelda’s} – Sailor’s Sweetheart Hat {Deco-Navy} ~ by Ezmerelda Optera @ Cart Sale June 2017

Top/Bottoms: {Ezmerelda’s} – Sailor’s Sweetheart {Navy}{Omega Combo HUD} ~ by Ezmerelda Optera @ Cart Sale June 2017

Shoes: REIGN – FLIP FLOPS- FATPACK ~ by Kenadeecole Resident

~ Look Two Female~

Hair: Magika – 01 – Lush ~ by Sabina Gully

Top: !The Little Bat – Caylee Top w/ HUD ~ by Drusilla Dethly @ Cart Sale June 2017

Shorts: Roped Passions – Spank Itself Hawt Pants ~ by Herpassion Resident @ Cart Sale June 2017

Shoes: REIGN.- PATTERN FLIP FLOPS- FATPACK ~ by Kenadeecole Resident

My Body Details

~ Look Two Male ~

Shorts: The Dark Fae – Boat Drinks Shorts Brown ~ by Corvi Ashdene @ Cart Sale June 2017

~ Look Two Decor ~

Tent: Dark Knight Decor – Garden Party Tent (Raspberry Cotton Candy) @ Cart Sale June 2017

Chairs/Table: =EC Designs= – Deck Set – Teak ~ by Cara Lionheart & Jaxx Doulton @ Cart Sale June 2017

Flower Vase: Dark Knight Decor – Tulip/Lilac Arrangement Purples, v3 ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale June 2017

Bowl: [Park Place] – Burnt Orange Marbled Decorative Bowl ~ by Deann Dufaux @ Cart Sale June 2017

Cake: Dark Knight Decor – Lilac Ivory Cake ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale June 2017

Basket: [Park Place] – Magazine Basket – Brown Weave ~ by Deann Dufaux @ Cart Sale June 2017

Flowers: Crys Secret Garden – Pink Wildflower Patch(Original Mesh) ~ by Crystaleen Laval @ Cart Sale June 2017

Links — > Cart Sale, =EC Designs=

Baby Just You Shut Your Mouth

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Hey everyone! Fantasy Faire has been running for the past week or so and will be closing soon.  I have been stuck in university research land but I was able to get into Fantasy Faire to grab a few things.  The exciting news is that Mishmash Fusion is in Fantasy Faire for the first time and has so much to choose from! So, naturally, I had to share something. 🙂

One of my favorite new pieces from Mishmash Fusion is Chained Orient. This dress is perfect for roleplaying in an asian inspired sim…Well, certain parts of town. Ladies, even if you don’t roleplay, you will have your S.O. drooling as you strut around or bend down in this sexy number. I am wearing Tai in this picture and the blue stands out beautifully against the dark red, brown, and gold of the hall. Chained Orient comes in sizes fitted for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique & Hourglass, Belleza Freya, Isis, & Venus; eBody, and a size for standard fitmesh. Six color options are available to pick from in exquisite reds, purples, blue, and neutrals. Be sure to check it out and all the other gorgeous new pieces Myst made for Fantasy Faire!

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The fairelands will be closing soon for the year so don’t miss out! Until next time lovelies. ❤

Credits

Hair: Magika – 01 – Sparkle ~ by Sabina Gully (slightly color modified to match the buns from Truth) AND…

Buns/Chopsticks: TRUTH HAIR Birdie – reds ~ by Truth Hawks

Dress: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Chained Orient – Tai ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Fantasy Faire 2017 on Fallen Sands

My Body Details

Links — > Mishmash Fusion, Fantasy Faire Catalogue

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

And the Stars Look Very Different Today

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A week ago, one of my idols left this world for the next. The next morning text I had received from a friend late Sunday night was one of comfort but it was also how I found out the sad news about David Bowie’s death. I was both shocked and yet not.

Here was a man who lived every moment creating art in everything he did. Music, film, and a fashion icon, David Bowie has always been an inspiration through his constant innovation. My first exposure to his work was when I was four years old and I watched Labyrinth in which he starred as Jareth, the Goblin King. I was entranced. Ever after his music has inspired and moved me in ways no other artist could. His passing is loss to the world but he lives on through his work. 

To honor the Starman, everyone has held a tribute of their own. In SL there’s been tribute concerts and events held in his memory. I’m no DJ. I’m not a host. I’m not a designer. But I am a fan who desires to remember this legend in only the ways she can. Listening to his music and writing a short blog post.

Fallen Gods has set up a vendor of David Bowie skins, gestures and sound bits, and his iconic lightening bolt makeup for free. Not sure how long this will be up so grab them while you can.

On a side note, We ❤ RP still has their December round out if you want the gown from my last post. Fi’s Hunts the Black or White Hunt has begun and I will be blogging hunt gifties soon. 

Credits

Make-up: Fallen Gods  ALADDIN SANE face makeup +Fallen Gods Inc.+ ~ (Alia Baroque)

Eyes: [BentBox] – Lightcatcher Eyes 1.1 ~ (diaular Resident)

Hair: TRUTH – HAIR Gilda [Reds / Purple Bow] ~ (Truth Hawks) old Gacha

Crystallize with .Moon Amore. [Bentbox] [The Plastik] and Miwa x.Nomore.

We ❤ RP will be closing soon to get ready for the next round.  I, as always, always find lots of neat things each month and had to share a few finds with you.  Although this look lacks wings, it still plays with my Faerie nature of wonder and magic. Continue reading

She’s a Flame: Autumn’s at Uber

As I’ve said before, Autumn or fall is my favorite season. I took a look through Uber a few days ago and saw a few things that sparked my interest due to this month’s theme.

First off the hair was something I saw in another blog by Deebles called Like butter wouldn’t melt in my mouth. Once I saw the picture, I had to grab the hair. I just love little foxes and the hat on this hair by TRUTH is darling. Besides the various hair colors, Foxy comes with an accessory hud that enables the user to switch between multiple colors of the fox hat. Additionally, if you find yourself to be a bit more well endowed in the bust department, there’s two included versions for bustier ladies. Duplicate versions without the hat are also included.

My loving sl husband came with me while I was shopping and he saw me drooling over this sweater by erratic with the Eiffel Tower on the front in a cute knit pattern. So he bought it for me. :3 So shoutout to him for spoiling me. ❤ I absolutely love how well made it is and the fit is purrfect! Please note, this top is made exclusively for the Maitreya Lara body. There’s a nice variety of colors and prints to choose from if La Tour d’Eiffel is not your thing.

The knit leggings by .miss chelsea. I’m wearing look really nice and detailed. A variety of colors and patterns inspired by the season are available; you can buy them separately, in basic packs of four color/patterns, or all of them in the fatpack. Included are fits for many of the main mesh body types such as Maitreya, all Belleza bodies, Slink, and the TMP body. What I didn’t realize but found to be ingenious is that the pants come with an alpha hud that lets you hide a few different lengths of the pant leg. Very helpful for wearing boots.

I’m not normally the type of person to buy skins, but I took a gamble and tried the Glam Affair demos for the skins at Uber. They looked really pretty and the price really is a bargain for all the options each skin comes with. The one I ended up getting is Caroline – Exotic. One skin comes with multiple brow and makeup options. The plus for Maitreya loving ladies is that we don’t need appliers (unless you’re using slink hands/feet that is).

After such a shopping excursion I had to sit down. One place I can’t seem to explore enough is the City of Serenity, owned by a few builder friends I know. Their bright city has a few shops, a bar, a shooting range, ballroom, and lots more. Come explore when you can after you check out this month’s Uber. 🙂

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Credits

Hair + Hat: Foxy – reds ~ TRUTH HAIR @Uber

Sweater: / ava – sweater / paris (maitreya) ~ erratic @Uber

Necklace: JianJAM:: Bloodletter Necklace ~ Jian (Hocus Pocus Prize)

Pants: Nina Zip Leggings Red ~ .miss chelsea. @Uber

Skin: Caroline skin – Exotic ~ Glam Affair @Uber

Shoes: Captive Booties – Black ~ REIGN

Tail: PN Extreme Neko Tail Daggers ~ Psychotic Neko

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body  – Lara ~ Maitreya