{ take an angel by the wings }

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Oh so, your wounds they show
I know you have never felt so alone
But hold on, head up, be strong
Oh hold on, hold on until you hear them come
Here they come, oh
Take an angel by the wings
Beg her now for anything
Beg her now for one more day
Take an angel by the wings
Time to tell her everything
Ask her for the strength to stay
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
You can, you can do anything, anything
You can do anything
You can, you can do anything, anything
You can do anything

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Catya (Bento) – CATWA

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Mesh Hands – Prohands (Bento) – Vista

Skin / Applier – Kiko Gacha: America 04 Clean – Glam Affair

Eyes – Cardi Eyes (Grey) – {S0NG}

Hair – Touch of Magic Gacha ULTRARARE – [Mello] **NEW** @Enchantment

Outfit – Iconic Doll Gacha: Full Set – Blueberry **NEW** @Arcade

Jewelry – Forge Collar – Cae

Poses – “Pearl” Singles – oOo Studio **NEW** @CosmopolitanEvent

Small Pavilion B – Mushilu **NEW** @Enchantment

{ I’ll be waiting.. come and find me }

Hi there. Remember me?  Pardon me for being missing in action for the past few weeks but between birthdays and parental duties and getting in a knock down drag out fight with a flu virus I’ve had my hands full.  I’m still a bit under the weather but I’m on the upswing and a particular event in Second Life had me motivated to get out some pics and posts before it passed on by… I’m referrring to the latest round of Enchantment, of course!

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This month’s theme of “Cinderella” has me nostalgic for my childhood and remembering seeing it for the first time in the movie theater on the big screen.  A fairytale coming alive before my eyes.. and the story of a girl that against all odds had her dreams come true.  If anything Cinderella should give us all a little bit of hope for something better. And that it’s never too late for your happily ever after.

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Check out Enchantment before the magic ends March 4th!  The clock is ticking!  (The date was extended to the 4th due to sim issues earlier in the event)

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Catya – CATWA

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – (Europa) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Enchantment

Hair – Cinderella Hair Updo & Tiara – [MUSE] **NEW** @Enchantment

Dress – Midnight Illusion Gown & Chestpiece (Blue) – :Moon Amore: **NEW** @Enchantment

Jewelry – Duchess Necklace (white gems) – Bauhaus Movement **NEW** @Enchantment

Pose – the run away – [Rose & Thorn}

Majesty Palace – Fiasco **NEW** @Enchantment

Cinderella’s Royal Clock (Porcelain) – Half Moon Market **NEW** @Enchantment

Cinderella Clock (Silver) – Air **NEW** @Enchantment

Riverwood & Riverbeech Trees – Little Branch **NEW** @Enchantment

Petals Path Pink, Dystopia Ed. – E.V.E **NEW** @Enchantment

Cinderella’s Story: To fit in the slipper (French/Glass) – *Paper Moon* **NEW** @Enchantment

Wall Banners & Cobblestone Floors – Stormwood

Stone Stairway – Old World Designs

Fantasy Cuddle Coach – Two Moon Gardens

{ Walkin in a Winter Wonderland }

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Feelin’ the spirit of the season so much this year.. Though it’s busy as can be, there are so many amazing creations out there for the holidays in Second Life.  Simple and cute, I kinda feel like I’m in my own little snowglobe!  Nearly everything you see here can be picked up at Shiny Shabby before this round ends on the 15th.

CREDITS

Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Barbara Gacha: America 03 Rare – Glam Affair

Makeup – FairShiny Lipsticks – ::Modish:: **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Katherin – DOUX **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Chic Pearl Set – LOTUS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Melrose Heels (Holiday Edition) – REIGN **NEW** @FiftyLindenFridays

Other – Ayona Headband (red) – ::Modish:: **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – The Megan Series #5 – An Lar Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Scene – Christmas Memories Decor – Your Dreams **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ All I want for Christmas }

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I hope he doesn’t want a lot for Christmas…(because all those boxes are empty!) The blonde with the bow on top might be gift enough.

Time to channel your inner pinup girl with these adorable “Presents” prop boxes w/ poses (five in all) from oOo Studio.  Boxes come with a texture change hud to coordinate with your personal look.  Go get em now!  Available at the December round of “The Liaison Collaborative”.

CREDITS

Mesh Head – Maxine 1.0 – LAQ

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands / Feet – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Zuzia (America) for LAQ – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Sugar – TRUTH **NEW** VIP Group Gift

Outfit – Cecilia lingerie (crimson) & Stockings w/ Crystal Pasties – Erratic

Shoes – Melrose Heels – REIGN **NEW** @Mainstore

Accessory – Fashionabow Girl Head Piece (Cherry) – *BOOM* (n/a store closed)

Other – Bow Collar – FETCH

Pose – Presents #4 – oOo Studio **NEW** @TLC

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Classic Atrium (coal) Gacha RARE – Rageworks

Monochrome Christmas Gacha: Tree Decorations (assorted) – The LOFT

Douglas Fir Tree – Botanical

{ Rare Antiquities }

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.”
~Steve Maraboli

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Gabriela (special Polar Tone) for Catwa – Glam Affair **NEW** @TheForest

Hair – Lazy (blondes) – Tableau Vivant

Eyes – Spectral Eyes (Blush) – IKON

Outfit – Giselle Gown – Just Because **NEW** @Mainstore

Jewelry – Nicky Pearl Drops – Glam Affair **NEW** @TheForest

Other – Thorn Set: Headpiece (w/out hair) – Astralia **NEW** @C88

Pose #1 – The Noir Series Two (m) – An Lar Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose #2 – Tsuki Pose 6 – Kirin Poses

Build – Breezy Cottage – DaD **NEW** @ShinyShabby

JOY Gacha: Cabinet (RARE) – Glam Affair Home **NEW** @Chapter4

Garden Rose Gacha: Urn (creme) – NOMAD

Amore Gacha: Angel Bust – NOMAD

Brocante Gacha: Candelabra – NOMAD

Flying Curtains & Papers – Kalopsia

{ You bring back the beauty into my life }

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Reminiscent of a lovely Sunday afternoon drive out to the country… find a place out in the middle of nowhere where time seems to have stopped.  The weather is just too beautiful, you must park and get out to enjoy the nature around you on foot… check out the nearby burrows and hillsides hand in hand with that special someone.  Maybe even get a little adventurous and peek inside that seemingly empty little house nestled back there in the woods, wondering if anyone notice if you snuck a snack off the table.  You’ll hear the sound of the falls, cascading waters in the distance, fresh and crisp as you cross over the covered bridge and find the old barn.. gorgeous steeds grazing in the fields.  Up the trail near the water you find a perfect spot for that picnic you packed…good thing too, all this exploring has you famished.  As you settle down on the comfy blankets ready to dig in your ears perk up.  The music surrounding you is birds cooing and chirping from the treetops and bees buzzing around the newly blooming meadows.  And the smell is of the sunlight and warm fresh grassy goodness.

This is KiLu.. Come explore it for yourself!

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STYLE CREDITS FOR HER

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Applier – Estelle Gacha (Asia 01) – Glam Affair **NEW** (feb/mar round of Shiny Shabby)

Hair – Carmela – TRUTH **NEW**

Top – Deborah Tank Top (red polka dots) – WIMEY **NEW** (feb/mar round of Shiny Shabby)

Bottoms – Caline Shorts (denim) – [sYs] **NEW** (feb/mar round of Shiny Shabby)

Shoes – Mynerva Flats (cameo *modified*) – The Plastik **NEW** (feb/mar round of Shiny Shabby)

Poses – Afternoons One & Two – oOo Studio **NEW** @TLC

Prop – Wax On/Wax Off Convertible (white) – Consignment

Location – KiLu (sim by Kimbra Iridescent)

{ but I waited for you }

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STYLE CREDITS

On Me

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Eva (Special Fling Edition Med 3 Br) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Eyes – Alice (brown) Eyes – {S0NG}

Hair – Nayeli – TRUTH **NEW**

Outfit – Cycle Dress (violet) – LUMIERE **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Odette Ballerina Flats (black) – Nardcotix **NEW** @TLC

Pose – Flora 04 – EverGlow **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Just a Picnic Set – Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Gattera Ferrero Platter – Pixel Mode

Spring Living Daisies – Tres Blah *previous Gacha

Wrought Iron and Brick Wall Privacy Fence – Botanical

Mossy Oaks – New Trails

Stoney Path – Dysfunctional Designs

{ She makes the best cherry pies… come have a bite }

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There’s a place that I know
It’s not pretty there and few have ever gone
If I show it to you now
Will it make you run away

Or will you stay
Even if it hurts
Even if I try to push you out
Will you return?
And remind me who I really am
Please remind me who I really am

Everybody’s got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody’s a picture perfect
But we’re worth it
You know that we’re worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?

Black Fashion Fair started August 8th and runs until August 22nd featuring a sim full of designers big and small such as Belleza, Mon Cheri, Blacklace, Candydoll, Ariskea, [sYs], Maxi Gossamer, Cynful, and the list goes on…  afterall black never goes out of style.  Indulge your dark side.

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Claudia (Fair 03 Bk) – Belleza **NEW** @BFF

Hair – Lux (Monochromes) – +Spellbound+

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Teeth – Vamp Teeth – .:fm:. (Renata Coy)

Mesh Hands and High Feet – Slink

Nail Appliers – Autumnal – Hello Dave

Ears – Wood elf ear – {Lemon Tea}

Tattoo – Dark Frame w/crows – PerveTTe **NEW** @BFF

OUTFIT

Outfit – Parisian Dress – Kaithleen’s **NEW** @BFF

Shoes – Windie Black Heels (compatible w/Slink High Feet) – _candydoll_ **NEW** @BFF

Jewelry – Blood Vial of the Ancients (short) – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @BFF

POSE / SCENE

Vintage 1950s Pose (full) & Rita 01 (closeup) – oOo Studio

House – Classical White Skybox – RageWorks **NEW**

Black Ruffled Slipcover Sofa – LAQ Décor

Lisa Table and Lamp – PixelMode **NEW** @FaMESHed

Bloody Body under the Rug – The Elegant Goth Gothic Furniture

Books – Imaginarium Librarium Set – Lark (gacha)

Body Mirror, Bird Skull Cloche, Smoking if Good for You (on mantle), Asylum Raven Chair – LISP

Gargoyles – Harshlands

Rae Gothic Mirrors (black) – DIGS

Bitter Walnut Grandfather – Roawenwood

Dark Radio – The House of Avro

Cherry Pie – DDD

{ NEW! “Claudia” Skin } from Belleza

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Finally having a chance to catch up on all the newness in SL and me being the skin whore that I am…I’m so excited about all the new skins that Belleza is putting out lately.  Between all the summer events going on, they still managed to release this gorgeous skin called “Claudia” as a regular release in store.  This one may be my favorite yet.. the eyelids are too dreamy to resist.  And really dig the thicker brows.  As with most of Belleza‘s skins, there are 6 skin tones and 6 brow color options to choose from and all come with lipstick layers in gloss or matte to mix n match as well as cleavage, freckles and moles to customize your look.

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Check out more new Belleza skins coming soon at the Uber Event!

Happy Shopping! ❤

CREDITS

Skin – Claudia (Sunkissed w/moles) – Belleza **NEW**

Hair – Thelma (Variety) – Truth

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

{ Sweet Summer Child }

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Have you ever been told you’re naive? Gullible? Too nice? Too forgiving? Too sensitive?  You just wouldn’t get hurt so much if only you toughened up and became as cynical as the rest of the world right?  Wouldn’t life be better if you were just always on the guard and never really let people in?  Oh and don’t even think of actually getting to know someone for yourself .. you should always listen to what everyone else has to say and judge others accordingly.

If my sarcasm isn’t completely obvious.. then let me be clearer.  Being a nice person isn’t a weakness.  Being kind to others and trying to put yourself in their shoes isn’t ‘uncool’.  Treating others as you wish to be treated doesn’t have to be an aging tradition that has no place in our society today… but yet, it kind of is becoming that way.  Very sadly so.  If people put more effort into biting their tongue or thinking before speaking as they do with cutting others down or maybe even replacing such hate with love… there would be a lot less tears.  A lot more people that didn’t feel so alone. And a lot more people that didn’t feel ending their lives was better than living their lives.

Words can be powerfully healing… And powerfully destructive.  The internet has paved a way for people to expose their darker selves and hurt or lash out in anonymity.  And then there are the ones full of pride who revel in the fact that they don’t need to hide to speak their minds.  Because their truth is their right to speak, and it doesn’t matter the cost or who it hurts.  They overshadow those that aren’t brave and feel they have no voice.  They overshadow those that only wish to keep peace and speak with understanding and empathy.  Humor is a two-faced mask used to twist the blade and then turn and ridicule you for being too easily offended.  Sometimes it makes me want to scream, sometimes it makes me want to throw my hands up and walk away.  How did we become like this?

Have I been hurt? Yes.  And I will continue to take that risk because in the end… I am happier to be a Sweet Summer Child full of all the hope that there is still some good left out there.  I will cling to that notion, because the alternative is far more saddening to me.  I’ve seen what years of pride and cynicism can do to a heart.  I choose love.

This week with Maya Angelou’s passing I couldn’t help but share some of her wisdom.  I am grateful that it has survived so long and really pray it would continue to do so.  Our lives would all be much richer for having soaked up some of it and practiced it.

“We cannot change the past,
but we can change our attitude toward it.
Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness.
Tear out arrogance and seed humility.
Exchange love for hate — thereby,
making the present comfortable and the future promising.” 

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In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave…
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.
 

CREDITS

BODY

Skin & Head Applier – Romy (America) – Glam Affair **NEW**

MESH Head – Visage (Emma) – Slink **NEW**

Hair – Pick Up Lines (Light Blondes)– Exile **NEW**

Eyes – Promise Eyes (Grey) – IKON

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

MESH Breasts – Tangos – Lolas

OUTFIT

Dress – Lana Long Dress – =Zenith= **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – Earth Stone Butterfly Necklace – =Zenith= **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – Grape Leafs Corolla – = Zenith= **NEW** @FaMESHed

POSES / SCENE

Poses – Mother of Generations – LePoppycock **NEW**

Landscaping – HappyMood