The story continues…and Some News

This is my last post that I will be posting on DIY SL Blog the amazing blog I have with my Bestie and partner in crime Exis.   So yes prepare for a small ramble lol.  Exis and I after a few discussions over time have decided that our blogs will be best suited separately, there is many reasons for this, none of which are bad despite what some may wish to think or believe I’m sure knowing the virtual world the way we both do lol.   The simple fact is that we have very different styles, very different visions and wish for very different things on our journeys as bloggers and therefore we feel it will be more beneficial for us to have our own blogs.

We initially began the blog what seems years not only months ago, Exis began with my support and encouragement and I worked behind the scenes building the blog, posting her blogs/pictures, doing her credits, basically doing all of the admin side to the blog whilst she worked hard on her pictures, building knowledge, growing her creativity and artistic side for which I have great pride for all she has achieved even though I need to spank her occasionally to have more confidence in all she’s achieved.

Once everything was in place I began my own journey of taking the pictures, creating blogs, learning and growing which will continue no doubt forever lol,  her support was endless as always.  It is something we have always done for each other not only during our blogging adventures but since we met a few years ago, we’ve supported each other through good times and bad, through laughter and tears, through immense happiness and heartbreak and nothing will ever change that, no matter what paths we are on, that is true friendship and I feel very fortunate to have that with her.

So now the story continues and I will be starting my own blog, its already set up and it’s called Sunshine & Sparkles and I know hand on heart that Exis and I will continue to support each other probably even more so now they are separate.   I hope you like my new blog and continue to support me and enjoy my posts too.

There may be some changes as I establish the blog further but one thing will remain is my love of blogging, my love of fashion, my love of coffee and my love of my best friend.  I hope to see you all on the new blog soon.

Hugs and Love

Jules

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy – Shenty

HAIR:  TRUTH HAIR Tyne

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue MESH L

DRESS:  KITJA – Fam Shirt Dress BLACK

SKIRT:  KITJA – Fam Skirt BLACK [for Shirt]

SHOES:  Essenz – Rotterdam (Black)

BACKDROP including Pose:  Exposeur – Clean Scenes – Stars @ Gacha Garden (NEW)

 

Happy Monday

Monday’s arrived hope you all had a great weekend, I certainly did even if it went by too fast.   Another week begins back to work, blogging more of the beautiful creations of some amazing designers, time for family, friends and most importantly ourselves.

Today’s outfit is by CandyDoll, hair by Truth and Jewellery by Izzie’s.  The décor is by Q Essentials, two items of which are exclusives at The Old Fair which opened recently.  Details are below.

Have a great Monday everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy – Shenty

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue

HAIR:  TRUTH HAIR Azalea

BOOTS:  _CD_ Cindy Boots Black

DRESS:  _CD_ Isaria Black Dress

BRACELET:  Izzie’s – Sahara Bracelet

NECKLACE:  Izzie’s – Sahara Necklace (long)

POSE:  Poseidon Coffee Female Pack 1 Box

DÉCOR

{Q-Essentials} Upcycled Side table exclusive @ The Old Fair (NEW)

{Q-Essentials} Big Wheel Bicycle Clock exclusive @ The Old Fair (NEW)

{Q-Essentials} Old Town Clock

{Q-Essentials}Containers on the Side

{Q-Essentials} Around the World Desk

{Q-Essentials} Around the World Map

{Q-Essentials} Desk Bronze Cyclone Fan

{Q-Essentials} Havelland Rug

{Q-Essentials} Live Love Laugh in White

 

Gone

The weekend is finally here, so I’m happy. I have mentioned before that I don’t want to ramble in the weekends and I intend to keep my promise. It’s very convenient right now too, as I’m pretty tired. I have also mentioned before how much I love headshots, everyone’s, apart from mine. I love how bloggers and photographers are able to showcase a head we may all use, but in a different and personal way, stylize it and make it unique. I happen to find my headshots incredibly boring. Maybe it’s the lack of practice on taking them or just the complicated simplicity of making one, but I’m usually looking at them in the end, thinking, “okay, that’s a pretty face, but where’s the rest?”. The case today was not a exception.

I had to zoom in for this one as I wanted you all to see the lovely new make-up ItGirls has just released for your Catwa heads only. It’s glossy lipsticks, available in 14 colors (3 of them tintable) and eyeshadows. You can have a better look at the hud here. Hair is new release from Argrace, simply gorgeous. Tattoo is from White Widow, new release for the new round of We Love Roleplay. One of my favorites for sure.

That would be all for now. I hope everyone has a great weekend and I’ll see you all next time. Be kind to one another.

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HEAD: CATWA – Alice V4.10

SKIN: ItGirls – Cleo

MAKE-UP: ItGirls – Glossy Lipstick & Eyeshadow (NEW!) (available on MP too)

HAIR: ARGRACE – KOHAKU (NEW!)

TATTOO: White Widow –  Loving @WLRP (NEW!)

EYES:  ARISE – Carol Eyes

EAR: Swallow – Ears Silence (gacha common)

Noir & Rouge

I’m back from Paris and I feel pretty well. Thus the French title of this post. I also feel a bit out of shape. Has it happened to you? When you take a break from your normal routine and then having a hard time adjusting back to it? Anyways, it’s good to be back and I’ve missed this a lot.

Paris is a beautiful city. I would recommend it for sure but I would also advise you to bring a heavy wallet with you. I still haven’t gotten over the fact that a bottle of water costs 2,5€! Weather was great and I had a wonderful time overall. But, like almost every thing in life soon comes to an end and usually quicker than you’d wish for. Another fact about vacation; work never ends and pauses while you’re absent. I would have imagined other colleagues would have done my work for me while I was gone but nope, everything was still there, waiting for my return. I walked into a chaotic office yesterday and about 56 notices in SL. So let’s not waste any more time talking and do some business, shall we?

We love Roleplay opens tomorrow and as usual, brings you the best of the best. In this picture I’m featuring The Annex release, available in 3 colors and for your Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies. Necklace is also new from Kunglers beautiful and available in 5 different colors. Fur is from Coco, new at Fameshed and the pose is from Evolove’s Noir set which will be soon released at The Old Fair event.

That would be all for now. I hope everyone’s well and ready for this brand new month. Something tells me it’s going to be a busy one!

I’ll see you all next time! Be well and kind to one another.

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HEAD: CATWA – Dyana V4.10

SKIN: ItGirls – Cleo

EYES: ARISE – Love Eyes

HAIR: Rezology – Moonlight

NECKLACE: Kunglers – Sahara @WLRP (NEW!) (opens November 4th)

DRESS: The Annex – Finley @WLRP (NEW!) (opens November 4th)

FUR: COCO – Fur Bolero @Fameshed (NEW!)

POSE: [evoLove] – Noir 1 @The Old Fair (NEW!) (opens November 4th)

CIGARETTE: [ kunst ] – Cigarette & holder

Chunky

Woot new month has arrived and I can officially say Christmas is next month, the countdown begins hehe.  Not much to say today so your safe from my rambling so I will just tell you about my gorgeous outfit, another one of my new favourites.   I’ve called today’s post chunky after the amazing Chunky Knit Cardigan by Aphorism I got recently, comes in many colours and the dress I got to go under it is also by Aphorism, I bought it at The Seasons Story which closed yesterday so I am guessing the outfit will be in mainstore soon.   The boots are by Ison and ones I had totally forgotten I had so yay me as I love them as you can change the colour of the socks or if you prefer no socks it has that option too.  The backdrop is by Pseudo and Gacha at SaNaRae at the moment.

Now I know I am seemingly using Backdrops in a few of my pictures lately, a lot of people do, does it make me lazy as it means I am not going out exploring and finding new and exciting locations, not in my opinion no,  I think for bloggers they are a wonderful tool for us to use and a big shout out to the wonderful creators of them.  Will they stop me going out an exploring?  Hell no I love to do that but I also love new things to use too, deciding which one would go better for which outfit I am blogging,  it also gives me more time to work on other things and in my book that can only be a good thing.

Guess I had more to say than I thought….Have a great day everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy Shenty

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue

HAIR:  .Entwined. Amber

DRESS:  !APHORISM! Autumn Cami Dress Black

CARDIGAN:  !APHORISM! Chunky Knit Cardigan Grey

BOOTS:  ISON – leather knee boots  (black)

POSE:  . a w k w a r d . poses. set ten. (FORMER FLF)

BACKDROP:  Pseudo– Mosiac Penthouse Backdrop Gacha @ SaNaRae (NEW)

Life goes on…

Not much to say today been a funny old day so far, neither good, neither bad just your average Saturday but taking a picture and blogging gorgeous little dress like this one by The Annex I was lucky enough to get at last month’s Midnight Madness is definitely the plus of the day.

Time to go enjoy the rest of my Saturday, hope you are all enjoying your weekends so far.

Happy Saturday ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  amara beauty – Foxy 05 toffee CATWA applier

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue MESH R

HAIR:  *ARGRACE* Akane – Classy Brown

DRESS:  The Annex – Violetta Dress LE – Chevron 1

Eve

Eve because Me Sew Sexy store decided so. Also it’s kind of my real name too, so why not? In fact, that is the name of the new lingerie MSS has given to this new On9 round gacha release. It’s bras, panties and robes, all commons apart from three rares in “vintage” color/style.  I’m a pink lady so decided to go with pink for this one. Besides it’s a perfect match for the amazing new skin applier for Catwa heads ItGirls released in mainstore and marketplace. Hair from Damselfly for WLRP only completed the look perfectly. The pose, even though not too obvious, is from Bauhaus Movement for this round of Liaison Collaborative. Have a look because they are amazing!

Have a nice day/evening everyone and be kind to one another.

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HEAD: CATWA – Amelie V4.10

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

EYES: ARISE – Love Eyes

SKIN: itGirls – Abbey (NEW!)

HAIR: Damselfly – Suki @WLRP (NEW!)

LINGERIE: *MSS* – Eve @On9 (gacha common) (NEW!)

POSE: Bauhaus Movement – The Way You Like It 50 @TLC (NEW!)

Lost in thought…

Sometimes it’s nice to just relax and lose yourself in thought, doesn’t matter what your thinking about whether good, bad or even something silly like what to cook for dinner but it really does become so relaxing.

That’s exactly what I did today, ok my mind goes from one thing to another from what to cook for dinner, to what shall I do today, to making a mental list of what to work on for my next blog, before you know it 30..40…50 minutes have gone by and you realise for the first time in days you have actually just sat and relaxed lol it’s a good feeling trust me from someone who feels like they never have a minute to breath at times.

Nothing much to say in terms of my attire as you can see I was just relaxing lost in thought in this cute Sweatshirt by Stories&Co which I got as Gacha in the recent event The Arcade which is now closed so hopefully will be in mainstore soon, the pants are by Blueberry and the cute girlie sneakers are by aDiva Doll.

Happy Friday Everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  amara beauty – Foxy 05 toffee CATWA applier

HAIR:  +elua+ Vida_Darkbrown

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue

SWEATSHIRT:  Stories&Co. Lazy Sweatshirt – Paris

YOGA PANTS:  Blueberry – Yoga Pants

SNEAKERS:  aDiva Doll Cotton White/Black/Pink Sneakers

Thanatos

Thanatos
noun: (in Freudian theory) the death instinct.
Thanatos means Death in Greek. What else would you think coming across a vampire with blood on her lips in front of a grave? All I know is that I did my duty and dressed up for Halloween this year. He he.
Whole styling has been inspired by the releases from WLRP this month. A quick mention to them is necessary. Skin is from YS&YS and for Catwa heads only. Theme is “warrior” and five options are available. Vampire, Drow, Elf, Orc and Demon. I’m wearing the vampire one in this picture. Dress is from the Annex, available in four colors and for your Maitreya, Slink and Belleza mesh bodies. Hair is from Emo-tions and beautiful and the build behind me is from 22769 ~ [bauwerk] which has been very inspiring. Last but not least, the eyes are from Conviction and the mouth/lip blood is applier from Arise. Both can be found at Memento Mori event.

That would be all for now, gotta grab my umbrella and head to work. Yes, it’s raining in Athens, yay! Have a good one everyone and be kind to one another.

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HEAD: CATWA – Alice V4.10

SKIN: *YS&YS*  – Warrior Tone @WLRP (NEW!)

EYES: Conviction – Impurity Eyes @Memento Mori (NEW!)

MOUTH BLOOD: ARISE –  Blood Lip @Memento Mori (NEW!)

HAIR: EMO-tions – SELMA @WLRP (NEW!)

DRESS: The Annex – Antigone @WLRP (NEW!)

MAUSOLEUM:  22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Gothic Mausoleum @WLRP (NEW!)

REAPERS: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Grim Reaper Floor Light @WLRP (NEW!)

GRAVE: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Gothic Grave @WLRP (NEW!)

Office fun

Weekends arrived and weather is miserable in the UK so time to cuddle up and relax at home, do all the things I don’t have time for in the week, one of which is to finish the final season of The True Blood series I have been watching past weeks, as I said yesterday, I love Vampire shows, this is a great show to watch and soon my final season of The Vampire Diaries will be back cannot wait lol.   That’s my afternoon planned, and that’s besides the shopping I need to do in SL so many awesome events open right now and C88 opens today which has to be one of, if not my favourite events to attend.  My wallet is already screaming don’t go don’t go but I cannot resist lol

For today’s picture it was inspired when I was decorating the study in my new place, I got all the amazing furniture at the [235] store and it was all Gacha too so I was like a kid at Christmas lol the arm chair however is Gacha Rare by Bee Designs.   So my study got to thinking about office fun, and whilst admitting I’ve never wore such sexy attire to my office jobs it could make for a very interesting day right lol the sexy outfit is courtesy of The Annex and is available now at Suicide Dollz, finished of with the sexy thigh high boots by CandyDoll.

Have a great Saturday everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy Sherty

HAIR:  Maitreya Milla (incl. bangs) – Ebony

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue

SHORTS:  The Annex – Ginger Botty Shorts – Black @ Suicide Dollz (NEW)

TOP:  The Annex – London Tank Top – Cosmos @ Suicide Dollz (NEW)

GLASSES:  *  S O R G O – SWAN Shades Black

BOOTS:  _CD_ Cindy Boots Black

POSE:  BodyLanguage SLC SS POSE Calling (March Group Gift)

DÉCOR

DESK/CHAIR:  [235] Take a Break Gacha @ Mainstore

FRAME: [235] Take a Break Gacha @ Mainstore

MODERN CLOCK: [235] Take a Break Gacha @ Mainstore

BOARD: [235] Take a Break Gacha @ Mainstore

CABINET: [235] Take a Break Gacha @ Mainstore

POSTER:   [235] Take a Break Gacha @ Mainstore

BOOKCASE: [235] Take a Break Gacha @ Mainstore

CARPET: [235] Take a Break Gacha @ Mainstore

ARMCHAIR:  .:Bee Designs.: MLTH  Gacha Armchair  1 RARE