Comfort zones

“Great things never came from comfort zones”

Good morning world! I was off work for a couple of days so I had the chance to work on a few pictures this weekend. I feel exhausted but also happy. I had a lot of work to do and I think I’ve completed most of it. I will be participating in the Spring issue of Gallant magazine so stay tuned as it’s going to be pretty. I’m not quite sure when it’s going to be released but I’ll keep you posted. Also, I’ve seen who else is in it and they’re all wonderful!

So back to my pictures. I have mentioned before how of them get deleted eventually. It seems to be often the case. 9 out of 10 pictures I take end up in trash. I’ve been blogging for 2 years now (the anniversary was this month but not exactly sure when, ask Julie, she remembers stuff like that) and I’m still trying to find my niche. Do I like decor or fashion posts more? Which ones am I better at? Which ones do my readers prefer? I don’t think I’ll ever get the answers to these questions. And that’s alright, I don’t really want an answer. It’s enough for me that after 2 years I’m still growing and I’m still learning. Most importantly, I’m still enjoying this. I often complain about not getting enough sleep or feeling exhausted but I wouldn’t change it. I’m still addicted!

Speaking of comfort zones, I know well by now that I enjoy decor posts more than fashion. But with an avatar in them. I often stick to a certain style as it’s more convenient and easier to make. I happen to be blogging mostly for events and the way I see it, in order to cover as many new releases as possible, you have to do both. Coordinating your avatar within a decor scene is not an easy task. So many things you have to think about. What will you wear? Where will you sit. Will you sit or stand? Then, is everything still showcased clearly? They take me more time to make but once I’m done, I pat myself on the shoulder and go “good job”. Then of course, I stare at the pictures for too long, long enough, to hate and delete them in the end. But oh well. I’m confident I’ll reach to a point when everything will just get easier and faster. It has to!

So, enough rambling for one day. You can’t blame me, it’s been a while. Today’s post features more new stuff from the current round of Uber along with some other older releases. Take a look below for all the necessary deets and enjoy your shopping!

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Have a great one and I’ll see you all next time.

STYLING

HEAD: Genesis Lab – Marlene 3.2

HAIR: *Besom~ #Girlgang Bun (group gift)

EARRINGS: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Orix

TOP: ISON – reina one shoulder shirt @Uber (NEW!)

BOTTOM: Dead Dollz – Widow Panties (gacha)

SHOES: [Gos] Natalie Ankle Boots @Uber (NEW!)

SCENE

..::THOR::.. Study Set @Uber (NEW!)

..::THOR::.. Study Armchair
..::THOR::.. Study Wall Lamp
..::THOR::.. iPear Pc Study Desk 3.7*

{vespertine} – room plants @Collabor88 (NEW!)

{vespertine}- birds of paradise palm.

..::THOR::.. Old Ottoman

8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow (gacha)

01 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Cottage RARE
20 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Curtain
22 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Double Bookcase Full
25 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Grandfather’s Clock
34 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Old Rugs

Fancy Decor: Diana Resting Tapestry

Kalopsia – Flying Paper

Apple Fall Recipe Books (gacha)

Apple Fall Books & Map

Beauty horror

Hello world! I got carried away, working on a picture that I didn’t realize how late I am for work. So, I can’t really stay much longer, even though I want to. You can also tell by the fact that I couldn’t even come up with an original title for the post. Genesis has me covered though. Have a look at the credits below for all the details and I’ll see you all next time.

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HEAD: Genesis Lab – Eva 3.2 (bento)

SKIN/MAKE-UP/EYES: Genesis Lab – Beauty Horror (gacha) @Pocketgacha (NEW!)

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HUD_Genesis_Lab_Eyes_Applier_3.0_DEAD_MONSTERS
HUD_Genesis_Lab_Eyeshadow_Applier_3.0_LADY_MONSTER

HAIR: #Foxy – Morgana @Salem (NEW!)

OUTFIT: Dead Dollz – Fiona @Salem (NEW!)

SHOT AT: Gridrow Heights (for Elysion members only – open until October 31st)

Second thoughts and mixed signals

Good morning and happy Friday. Another beautiful day today and what a great way to spend it at the office. Yesterday at work, I had a conversation with one of the employees, a rather new and young one (22) about work in general. He’s the kind of employee one would call lazy, but I don’t think he’s exactly that. I think he’s just not interested. Being the fantastic person that I am (did I hear giggles?) of course I asked him to talk to me and tell me if he’s happy with his job or if there’s something bothering him. He was honest enough to tell me that he likes the job enough but he doesn’t like working at all. He even had a theory that, he would soon make tons of money so he wouldn’t ever have to work again. When I asked him how he would make that happen, his answer was “You’ll see”.

The point of my boring little story today is, what I keep reminding myself every time I feel tired or lazy. You can’t sit on your ass all day and do nothing. It’s not healthy. We’re creative beings. We are made to discover, develop and invent stuff. So even if you’re rich enough to not have to work like pretty much everyone else, then just find a way to spend your time creatively.

Speaking about creativity, I’ve found myself being worn out lately. Do you know the feeling when you have all these ideas in your head but when it comes down to creating them, you’re all blacked out? Nothing seems to work or nothing turns out to happen the way you imagined it would. I keep telling myself it’s temporary and that I probably use all of my thinking and energy at work, but I do miss it blogging wise.

Today’s post features more stuff from the Arcade. The event is huge and the stores so many I have yet so much to show you. One of the gachas you need to check out is the one by Dead Dollz. It’s called The House of the Brides and consists of both decor and apparel items. Then there is the gacha of Mikunch, The Dress Maker, complimenting Dead Dollz creations wonderfully. Last but not least Pixel Mode has also created a gacha called Amelia which is too beautiful to not use it in your pictures.

The skin applier I’m wearing is from Glam Affair, one of the 3 they released also at the Arcade and the pose is one of the new set of poses Pose It created for the new round of On9. You definitely need to check them out, you’ll love most (if not all) of them. Have a look at the credits below for more details on all of the items used.

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That’s all for now peeps. Have a great day and I’ll see you all next time.

 

STYLING

HEAD: CATWA – Catya v2.16

SKIN: Glam Affair – Dolly (gacha rare) @The Arcade (NEW!)

HAIR: TRUTH – Lake (NEW!)

GOWN: Dead Dollz – The House of Brides (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

Dead Dollz – Bridal Lace Dress RARE
Dead Dollz – Bridal Lace OverDress RARE

POSE: Pose It – Thoughts @On9 (NEW!) (opens June 9th – 12pm SLT)

 

 

SCENE

Dead Dollz – The House of Brides (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

Dead Dollz – THoB – Atelier – RARE
Dead Dollz – TBoH – 3 Faced Mirror
Dead Dollz – THoB – Fitting Room
Dead Dollz – THoB – A Style
Dead Dollz – THoB – Princess Style
Dead Dollz – THoB – Fitting Stall
Dead Dollz – THoB – Mermaid Style
Dead Dollz – THoB – Stool & Rug
Dead Dollz – THoB – Mannequin
Dead Dollz – THoB – Short Shelf

Pixel Mode – Amelia (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

Pixel Mode – Amelia – Lamp
Pixel Mode – Amelia – Calla Lily
Pixel Mode – Amelia – Pefume Tray
Pixel Mode – Amelia – Perfume Atomizer
Pixel Mode – Amelia – Jewelry Tray RARE
Pixel Mode – Amelia – Mirror
Pixel Mode – Amelia – Pussy Willows

Mikunch – Dress Maker (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

Mikunch patterner’s old table
Mikunch old round table
Mikunch Flower pot (rose)
Mikunch glass in pot
Mikunch empty pot

floorplan. swan lake score print

Kalopsia – Vanity Stool (past FLF)

Tableau Vivant \\ Bouquet (head accessory worn on the right hand)

*ALUORA* Tulips Bouquet in water – Pink

*ALUORA* Tulips Bouquet – White (decor item worn on the left hand)

-tres blah- Pampered – Bouquet

dust bunny . wanderlust . bouquet teacup

Paris, Je t’aime

Hello world! Everyone had a nice weekend? I did, I can’t complain. I have managed to work on a couple of pictures I’ve been meaning to, so hopefully I’ll edit them the next few days and share with you as soon as possible.

Tonight, the destination is Paris. 6th Republic takes us to Europe  and I figured it was about time we traveled to a new destination. We’ve already been to Hamburg, Cornwall, Santorini and Genoa. Have a look at the credits below for a detailed list of the items used and make sure you visit the event before it ends on Saturday. You won’t be disappointed.

Paris Je t'aime
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That’s all for now peeps. Have a good one and see you all next time.

STYLING

HEAD: Genesis Lab – Sofie 3.2 (bento) @The Epiphany (NEW!)

SKIN: Genesis Lab – Taylor @Rewind (NEW!)

HAIR: Exile – Cool Girl (past FLF)

OUTFIT: Dead Dollz – Vacanze Romane @6th Republic (NEW!)

SHOES: friday – Sadie Platforms

SCENE

hive // classic tv set @Rewind (NEW!)

hive // classic tv w/ antenna [olive]

{iD} – KaufhauS @6th Republic (NEW!)

{iD} KaufhauS 
{iD} DecO WindoW DarK (MessagE)
{iD} MobilE (ColoRWooD 02)
{iD} SounD SysteM -TapE- (BlacK)
{iD}TablE ( WooD 01 )
{iD} LeaF (6 Republic GIFT )

.:revival:. @6th Republic (NEW!)

.:revival:. summer chair sand
.:revival:. nordic lantern black
.:revival:. canvas bag sand

fame femme: Travel Set (gacha) @6th Republic (NEW!)

fame femme: Travel Bag (No Pose)- RARE

not so bad – PARIS @6th Republic (NEW!)

not so bad . PARIS . horloge
not so bad . PARIS . ARTwork . v2
not so bad . PARIS . ARTwork . v5
not so bad . PARIS . macarons . v2
not so bad . PARIS . baggage v3

~BAZAR~ Berlin @6th Republic (NEW!)

~BAZAR~Berlin-rug

BALACLAVA!! – Downes Armchair + Ottoman @6th Republic (NEW!)

BALACLAVA!! Downes Ottoman (Espresso Distressed)

:: NEWCHURCH :: – Fiona Hall Tree @The Chapter Four (NEW!)

 

Way down we go

I have named this blog post “Way Down We Go” because I was addicted to Kaleo’s song when I took these pictures. I do have a new addiction currently, but I’m not going to waste it on this post. I’ll make another one about it. I often find it hard to write a few words for you to read here, only because a) I’m not sure whether people are really interested in reading whatever the blogger has to say b) I’m usually lost for words when I come home from work every night, so I can’t guarantee you a happy read. Therefore, posting song videos or lyrics is definitely one convenient thing to do and I might have to consider it.

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Anyways, today’s post features the new bento head by Genesis Lab, currently at Uber, but with Norah skin applier, also by Genesis Lab, which was only recently at the Cosmetic Fair but since event is over now, it should be at their mainstore.

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The gown is super sexy by Dead Dollz (which is usually the case with Kiddo Oh’s creations) and can be found at Shiny Shabby. She has given us the opportunity to choose the gown’s length this time too. Could be mini, maxi or long. Up to you.

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I used the scene I blogged on my Perverted Delight post to take these pictures, so in case you need to check the details, check that out.

That would be all for now peeps. Have a beautiful day/night and I’ll see you all next time.

HEAD/SHAPE: Genesis Lab – Lena 3.0 (bento) @Uber (NEW!)

SKIN: Genesis Lab – Norah

EYES: Genesis Lab – PERFECT VISION @The Epiphany (gacha common) (NEW!)

EYESHADOWS: Genesis Lab – GHOST TOWER (gacha common)

FACE TATTOO: Genesis Lab – BLACK WIDOW (gacha common)

HAIR: tram – F222

GOWN: Dead Dollz – The Furies: Alecto @Shiny Shabby (NEW!)

GLOVES: Dead Dollz – Mischief

Cover girl

Dammit, is it only Tuesday yet? Ugh, time does not fly when you want to, right? Whining about it won’t help speed it up either so I’ll just accept it. I realized, last night, that this has probably been the most boring January of my life. I basically spent the whole month working my ass off. Doesn’t sound much fun, does it? Well, it’s not fun at all. So much for committing to my New Year’s resolutions but, hey, I still have 11 months to go.

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I enjoyed bringing back Dyana mesh head for this post. I do like all the new bento heads but I also miss the old ones. The gown is a new release from LYBRA for the Stormwood Hills event, which is about to end so you have to hurry. Hair, necklace and gloves are all past releases, so make sure you check the credits below for more information.

bang-bang

That would be all for now lovely people. Have a nice day/night and be kind to one another.

HEAD: CATWA – Dyana V4.10

SKIN/MAKE UP: itGirls – Alena

HAIR: TRUTH – Delta

NECKLACE: PHEDORA – Desdemona

GOWN: LYBRA – STORM @Stormwood Hills (NEW!) (ends January 25th)

GLOVES: Dead Dollz – Mischief

Pose made by Tyler De’Leon

Yamas

2016 Lessons

Work never ends. Will always be there, no matter how much you try to get rid of it.

Money doesn’t buy happiness but definitely helps you find it.

When you have faith, anything is possible.

People can actually be nice to you for no hidden reason.

This is a damaged world I live in but there is still hope.

True friends can be more important than family.

2017 Resolutions

Take care of myself. Sleep and eat more, worry and stress less.

Catch up on my dancing. Been so long I wonder if I fit in my pointes.

Remind my loved ones of how important they are to me.

Work to live, don’t live to work.

Dare and make mistakes. Won’t learn otherwise.

Never take anything for granted.

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Having that said I’m officially bound by my promise. One year from now, you have every right to ask me if I kept my word. Until then I have to show you some stuff, and since this is my last post for the year 2016, it had to be celebratory. Evolove gave me the perfect opportunity to do so with their release for Tres Chic. Their newest creation is a champagne glass (there is actually one big prop one and a smaller one for you to hold) which includes 20 poses in, out and around the glass. So, for a change, I put on some of my favorite designs from the year and hopped on the glass to wish you all Happy New Year!

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On a quick note, the bra is from Dead Dollz, gacha rare, but no longer for sale unfortunately. The shorts are from Tee*fy from an old Collabor88 round, so I guess they can be found in the mainstore now. The shoes are probably one of the first I bought since I joined SL in February, from fri.day and the necklace is from Modern Couture, again, one of my first purchases. The hair is December’s group gift from Truth. There is a fee to join the group, but it’s totally worth it. You get (at least) a free fatpack every month! Skin applier is from ItGirls, for Catwa heads only and gorgeous as always.

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That would be all for now lovely people. I hope you all have a wonderful day today. Whatever you do, however you spend it, remember that you’re all special and important. Never lose your smile, never give up and pat your shoulder for everything you’ve accomplished so far. It’s been a rough year for everyone but hey, we made it through, we’re all winners and survivors! So since I’m on my first glass of Champagne already, I say yamas (that’s Greek for cheers) to everything that happened and yamas to everything that’s coming next. Happy new year with lots of love, smiles and hugs!

HEAD: CATWA – Dyana V4.10

SKIN: itGirls – Ally

EYES: [PUMEC] – Mesh Eyes

HAIR: TRUTH – Irenka (VIP group gift)

NECKLACE: Modern.Couture – Silk Rose

BRA: Dead Dollz – Abby (gacha rare – no longer for sale)

SHORTS: Tee*fy – Blossom Ruffles

SHOES: fri. – Kendall

POSES/GLASS PROP: [evoLove] – Champagne @Tres Chic (NEW!)

Strip

Evolove is once again part of this round of Liaison Collaborative. This time, spicing things up with a strippers pole. Yes, you read right. It’s a pole available in 3 different colors and includes a fatpack of 20 poses. Really good work if you ask me. Apart from that you can also play their mini tree gacha which is in the same event as well.

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So what better outfit to showcase the poses and pole with, other than Erratic’s newest release at Collabor88? Consists of bras,panties, garter, suspenders and stockings! What else do you need?

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The gloves and matching gloves were from Dead Dollz and Astralia, for the limit 8 event. Exlusive items in limited copies. I didn’t visit recently, but I’m pretty sure they will have run out by now. Shoes are from Reign, from past Arcade event. That means it’s gacha and should be in their mainstore. I figured to go with “Expensive”, since we’re  on stripping mode.

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That would be all for now. Have a nice day/night and see you all next time.

HEAD: CATWA – Tumble V4.10

SKIN: Bold & Beauty – Megan

EYES/MAKE-UP: [PUMEC] – Gacha @TCF (NEW!)

HAIR: Clawtooth – Pull My Trigger

CHOKER: SlackGirl – Turn Choker @On9 (NEW!)

LINGERIE: erratic – Lily @C88 (NEW!)

POSES/POLE: evoLove – Strippers @TLC (NEW!)

SHOES: REIGN. – MAAIKE HEELS (gacha rare)

GLOVES: Dead Dollz – Lych (no longer for sale)

CLAWS: Astralia – Minx (no longer for sale)

Sundays

This is not one of my ordinary, regular blog posts. Yet it means so much to me. I had three whole paragraphs written, but I decided to delete everything. There’s no need to share it all, especially now that is a hard time for my Julie, my bestie, my alter ego.

We made this picture last month, on a Sunday morning. Sundays have always been our favorites. We have this “ritual” where we wake up, make coffee, talk about everything for hours and of course do some shopping. Only this time we also decided to make a picture too.

Normally I would wait for Jules to post her version of the picture, same time as me, but since her life is a turmoil right now, I figured I’d give it a go. Unfortunately I can’t do much to help her from a distance, so hopefully this post will make her smile, even a little.

Just because things aren’t good now, doesn’t mean they will be that way forever. No matter how bad, tough and ugly, I still have faith. And I know you do too.

I love you J.

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HEAD: Catwa – Dyana V4.10

HAIR: Lamb – Poppy

GLASSES: Yummy – Leigh Frames

OUTFIT: Dead Dollz – Flynn Lingerie & Cardigan (Midnight Madness November)

LEGWARMERS: Dead Dollz – Fame Legwarmers

PILLOWS: Dead Dollz – Lovely Pillow (VIP group gift)