Flick on the red light

Good morning world! Guess who’s overslept and is definitely going to be late for work? Yes, me.

I thought this through and discovered that I always want to sleep more on Fridays. I will google this of course (same way I google everything) but I think it kind of makes sense. It’s the end of the week, you’re reluctant to go to work and you’re struggling to wake up. I also discovered that I’m a creature of habit. I already knew that, but I was hoping that would change as I’m growing older. I basically do the same thing every morning. Get out of bed, brush teeth, make breakfast, eat whilst checking on other blogs/pictures/posts etc, prepare my own post, post it and go to work. I’m trying to be a rebel though, only because I want to tell myself I broke the routine so I will usually change my breakfast, and then go “ha, in your face cereal!”.

But trying to think of a life without a schedule or a routine, I don’t think I would survive it. I think most people work that way. We need to know what’s going to happen in the near future so we can plan our lives/schedules accordingly. It does get boring after a while but what I usually do is, change the schedule a little bit. And even though I know I’m going to change something, I always surprise myself with what that would be. For example, I have orange juice instead of a smoothie. I drive myself to work but choose a different route for a change. I wear a blouse that I have never worn before to work. Maybe that will help you a little to feel like, today’s going to be different.

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Today’s post is pretty minimal. Speaking of MINIMAL, I enjoyed his Epiphany backdrops a lot, one of them I’ve used for this picture. The top is by Addams. It’s a top that can change to a bra as well and will fit almost all of Addams-wear. Many colors and female mesh body sizes available too, all currently available at Collabor88. Tattoo is from Nanika, available in black and white colors, at the Cosmetic Fair.

That’s all for now peeps. Have a lovely day and be kind to one another.

See you all next time!

HEAD/SKIN: Genesis Lab. – Sofie 3.2 (bento) (gacha rare) @The Epiphany (NEW!)

HAIR: Exile – Green light @Collabor88 (NEW!)

BRA/TOP: Addams – Jay Necklace Top @Collabor88 (NEW!)

TATTOO: Nanika – Purpose @Cosmetic Fair (NEW!)

BACKDROP: MINIMAL – Illusions II *5* (gacha common) @The Epiphany (NEW!)

The moneymaker

Hello lovely people. Friday is finally here. Are you excited? I am, even though today won’t be any different from previous days. It’s very interesting how we get joy from small, simple things like, being one day away from the weekend or when your favorite magazine is released or you get a message from a special someone. Yes, I said we. I know I’m quirky but I’m sure I’m not the only one, he he.

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Today’s post features a bunch of new releases. Lybra’s outfit for Shiny Shabby, Little bones’ hair, Genesis Lab’s skin for Eva bento head and Nanika’s appliers. It has been a very bad month for me, shopping-wise. I spent way too much money and I blame all these new wonderful designs. I am confident that I will eventually use everything in pictures one day but I really need to take it easy with shopping. If you have any advice on how to make me stop, please let me know.

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That would be all for now. Hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend ahead of you. Be kind to one another!

STYLING

HEAD: Genesis Lab – Eva 3.1 (bento)

SKIN: Genesis Lab – KARINA @Shiny Shabby (NEW!)

HAIR: little bones – Olympia @C88

CHOKER: [evolove] – Mandy

TATTOO: Nanika – Roses & Thorns tattoo @Cosmetic Fair (NEW!)

OUTFIT: LYBRA – ADDIE @Shiny Shabby (NEW!)

TIGHTS: Nanika – Parisienne @Tres Chic (NEW!)

SHOES: #EMPIRE – Alchemilla (Luxe Box January 2016)

Unfortunately I don’t remember where the pose is from. I want to say Bauhaus Movement but I’m not completely sure. I’m sorry.

SCENE

Caboodle – Show Stopper Gacha @The Epiphany (NEW!)

Show Stopper’s Stage – RARE

Stripped Lingerie – Red

Stripped Lingerie – Black

Birdy – Cabaret – Corset Chair (gacha common)

tres blah – Hodgepodge – Wine Duet (gacha common)

 

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Bento heads give you options. Not as many as you’d probably wish for but quite a lot. Even though I’m very weird and picky about my shape, I often experiment a lot, in case I come up with a new and better one. Pumec recently released a new skin for Catya bento head which included the shape. Not one I would normally wear but, you know me, I like the challenge of getting out of the comfort zone. Oh and speaking about bento heads, Catwa posted a preview of her second bento female head. What do you think? Pretty, right?

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That’s all for now people. It’s Wednesday so the mood gets better and better! Have a good day/night and be kind to one another.

HEAD: CATWA – Catya v1.08 (bento)

SKIN/SHAPE: [PUMEC] – Dominika @Cosmetic Fair (NEW!)

 LIPSTICK: [PUMEC] – Lipstick (Pack #9) @Tres Chic (NEW!)

LASHES: Mai Bilavio – Heaven Mink Lash @Kustom9 (NEW!) (gacha common)

EYES: [PUMEC] – Mesh Eyes (Pack #4) (past WLRP)

EARS: [PUMEC] – Mesh Ears #1 (gacha)

HAIR: Photoshop hair by Rayne Morgan

Salt Box

On my Boudoir post I mentioned how challenging and interesting blogging a skybox is. Also, how time consuming! Clearly, I didn’t learn my lesson and had to challenge myself with something different this time. A whole house!

Yes, Cobble Hill Design Studio participates in this round of On9 with a quite big, very beautiful, American architecture house, with a land impact of 98 prims. I realize that blogging it properly would mean, decorating it inside and out, taking a series of pictures and showing them all, but I’m afraid that was not possible with the limited free time that I currently have. A couple of my next posts have been taken in this house though, so you will be able to see parts of the house, at least separately. You can always have a look at it at the event so you can also get a better idea of what it looks like as a whole.

I had a small conversation with the designer Blake Panache, as I was interested to know what motivates and inspires architecture designers like him. Interestingly enough, most of Blake’s creations are more American in origin and apart from architecture he has also designed some decor. He enjoys building the houses he always drove past as a kid that are now gone. Then finds a style and makes it like he would want to live in it. His mainstore is currently under construction but open for everyone to visit and shop.

The lovely dress I’m wearing is from Lybra and can be found at the Crossroads available in many colors. There is a color changing belt option hud but since I was feeling moody when I shot this picture, I decided to go all black. Lybra also offers a beautiful necklace as a gift for this round of the event, and we all love gifts, so don’t forget to get it. The tattoo is from Nanika for the Cosmetic Fair. Her designs, especially her most recent ones are just breathtaking.

That would be all for now, happy pre-TGIF to everyone and see you all next time. Until then, be good to one another and take care.

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HEAD: fiore – Soft Mesh Head (2.1)

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

HAIR: little bones – Mia

EARRING: Zaara – Atiriya

DRESS: Lybra – Ania @The Crossroads (NEW!) (ends September 28th)

TATTOO: Nanika – Azhur @Cosmetic Fair (NEW!) (ends September 30th)

SHOT IN:

Cobble Hill Design Studio – “The Chatham” Salt Box House @On9 (NEW!) (ends September 28th)

Destination

“Focus on the journey, not the destination”

I’ve recently read about the ON9 photo contest and I was very interested! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, have a look at this .

To a young blogger like me, all contests sound exciting but scary too. At least big ones where you’re competing against legendary bloggers.

I have been blogging for nearly 3 months now and I can tell I’m growing and enjoying every single part of it. I do feel restricted sometimes, as showcasing a specific product can be challenging and there are rules about it, which makes sense, but this time I didn’t have that in mind.

As soon as I saw some of the big bloggers taking part in this contest I was discouraged. My first thought was, ok, no way you’re going to win this. Just move on. But then I thought, this is not how this is supposed to be. We’re all a big amazing community. We’re all working together and we’re helping each other. We have the same cause and united we can also do a lot of good (recent example all the money that has been raised for the Orlando victims). Yes competing too but there should be no hatred or envy or bad feelings involved.

And as always, what matters is the journey, not the destination.

So good luck to me and good luck to all my fellow bloggers taking part in this contest.

Be good everyone 💜

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HEAD/SKIN: Genesis Lab – Summer 2.0 @SUMMERFEST ’16 (NEW!)

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

MAKE UP: EYE: Genesis Lab – EXTREME SHIMMER @COSMETIC FAIR (NEW!)

  LIPS: Genesis Lab – LE-PALAIS (GACHA COMMON) @K9 (NEW!)

MONOKINI: Erratic – natasha monokini (LUXEBOX JUNE 2016)

HAIR: NO.MATCH – NO.FOOLING @ON9 (NEW!)

WATCH & BRACELETS (left hand): *PetroFF* – Orbit Watch and Bracelets @ON9 (NEW!)

BRACELET (right hand): E.A.Studio – Mordrem Cuff @ON9 (NEW!)