{ 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

{ Look deeper }

“She was the prettiest Hell I’ve ever been in;
I didn’t mind burning at all.”

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“I am a palace dark and deep, and oh the secrets that I keep…”

Enchantment is back again with a stroll through the woods for the hungry.  Taking on the old fairytale of “Hansel & Gretel”.  Beware of the sweet exteriors, sometimes they have the darkest interiors.  Shop to your heart’s delight from now til November 30th!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Barbara Gacha (America 02) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Kustom9

Makeup Appliers – Nereza Lipstick – Zibska **NEW** @Enchantment

Tattoo Appliers – Hel Tattoo – Nanika **NEW** @Enchantment

Lashes – Luise Lashes – Zibska **NEW** @Enchantment

Eyes – Chromatic Eyes Gacha: Ghost RARE – Buzzeri

Hair – Rare Bird (Fantasy 1) – Exile **NEW** @C88

Outfit – Witch Long Dress (black) – Kaithleen’s **NEW** @Enchantment

Headpiece – Mael Headdress (black) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Other – Gatekeeper Necklace & Ruffle Collar – *katat0nik* **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Fingerclaws – DRD

Poses – Palais Singles – oOo Studio **NEW** @FLF 11/18

Build – Dungeon – Abiss

Imperium Throne – PFC **NEW** @TSA

{ Livin it up in the City }

This hit
That ice cold
Michelle Pfeiffer
That white gold
This one, for them hood girls
Them good girls
Straight masterpieces
Stylin’, while in
Livin’ it up in the city
Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent
Gotta kiss myself I’m so pretty

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Trinity – LAQ

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Petra (Jamaica) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Makeup (default w/head) – LAQ

Hair – Only You – Lamb. **NEW** August Luxe Box

Outfit – Miriam Bodysuit w/Laces –  Addams **NEW** August Luxe Box

Top – Cropped Bomber Jacket – ISON **NEW** August Luxe Box

Shoes – Jenny Patent (no socks) – Just Design **NEW** @Kustom9

Accessory – Girl Headphones – Foxes **NEW** August Luxe Box GIFT

Bag – LuxeBag – Foxes **NEW** August Luxe Box GIFT

Poses – City #4 & #2 – oOo Studio **NEW** @FiftyLindenFridays

Location – Ciudad INK 

{ Red Velvet Vixen } NEW Poses from oOo Studio!

“Take your pleasure seriously…”

You know what they say about redheads…  *smirks* okay, normally I prefer the blonder hues (because blondes have more fun, right?), but occasionally it’s fun to channel my inner vixen with some red velvet tresses.  Like a rich decadent cake, that just begs you to have a bite… or several.

Speaking of velvet, oOo Studio has a new set of sultry and seductive poses out for Fifty Linden Fridays called “Velvet” and yes that means you can get an entire set of poses for only $50L.  But that’s today only so you better get a move on if you want them. And I knowwww you want them.

Also.. I have to mention this furniture set I picked up from Abiss.  It’s a gorgeous new collection called Alto and the textures on it are amazing.  That’s truly what sold me when I saw how detailed they were.  Especially the *ahem* sexy black velvet. There are a total of 20 different texture change options and over 200 animations (both PG and Adult).  The set comes with 2 armchairs, 1 sofa, and an accent table.  You can purchase it in store, however, if you’re not wanting to spend the big bucks on the copy versions, you can get the transfer / no copy set on Marketplace right now ON SALE 30% OFF!

Have a luscious weekend!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Clara Gacha: Asia 01 – Glam Affair **NEW** @TGG

Hair – Georgina (mixed) – Damselfly **NEW** @FaMESHed

Outfit – Elizabeth Gacha: Corset, glooves, stockings (black-RARE), glooves (white-COMMON) – Addams **NEW**

Bottoms – Cerise Panties (darks) – Erratic

Shoes – Dahlia Heels – JustDesign **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – Diana Earrings – Astralia

Jewelry – Vintage Pearl Necklace (black – modified/removed flowers) – GizzA

Poses – Velvet Set – oOo Studio **NEW** @FLF

Alto Living Room Set: Armchairs & Accent Table – Abiss **NEW** ON SALE @Marketplace

Le Miroire de la Marquise – Kalopsia

Vintage Corner Gacha: Lights (modified lampshade color) & Cabinet – Apt B

Velvet Puddled Curtains (black) – Spot On

Ice Love Gacha: Sintetic Fur Carpet (gray) – Concept}

Classic Chandelier (silver) – Fancy Decor

{ You Stupid Girl }

You pretend you’re high
Pretend you’re bored
Pretend you’re anything
Just to be adored
And what you need
Is what you get

Don’t believe in fear
Don’t believe in faith
Don’t believe in anything
That you can’t break

You stupid girl
You stupid girl
All you had you wasted
All you had you wasted

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What drives you on
Can drive you mad
A million lies to sell yourself
Is all you ever had

Don’t believe in love
Don’t believe in hate
Don’t believe in anything
That you can’t waste

You stupid girl
You stupid girl
Can’t believe you fake it
Can’t believe you fake it

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Don’t believe in pain
Don’t believe in anyone
That you can’t tame

You stupid girl
You stupid girl
All you had you wasted
All you had you wasted

You stupid girl

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CREDITS

Mesh Head – Jessica – CatWa **NEW**

Mesh Body – Isis – Belleza

Skin/Appliers – Keira (medium) – Belleza **NEW**

Eyes – Maple Eyes (opal) – [TheSkinnery]

Hair – In My Mind (hud 1) – Magika

Outfit – Erika Lingerie – Just Because **NEW** @MeshBodyAddictsEvent

Shoes – Decimation Heels – Just Design **NEW** @PastelGothFair

Accessory – Tip Garter (from Uberwhore outfit) – [dk]

Poses – Boo-ty 1 & 6 – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** for FLF 10/23

The Wall (red brick) – Knick Knacks **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Brooding Curtains – cinphul **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Private Session Neon Sign – 7 Emporium

Stool (pose/prop) – oOo Studio

Old Hunids (ground cover money) – ! AimLesz Possessions*

{ Finding Balance }

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As a mom, this time of year is a bit of a challenge in my house.  The start of the school year is always busy preparing and getting back to a routine.  Having to keep everyone on task and keeping up with homework assignments, volunteering in the classroom, PTA fundraisers, and extra curricular activities.. and before you know it, it’s Halloween, then Thanksgiving and SURPRISE!!! … Christmas again.  It all comes on so quickly, I hardly have time to think let alone do anything for myself.  But I still have all my other responsibilities around the house.. the cooking and cleaning, nonstop picking up after 3 boys and 2 cats, and then there’s Second Life and blogging and client photography.

I have determined that in order to keep my sanity…either I need to 1. win the lottery 2. discover how to clone myself or 3. find balance.  Since 1. and 2. are likely to not occur within my lifetime, I’m going to need to focus my energies on 3. FINDING BALANCE.  It’s a lot harder than it sounds.  Life is like juggling a bunch of balls, the more you add to the mix, the more difficult it is to keep them all going.. eventually one is going to drop. And when one goes, sometimes they all go.  I learned years ago that too many balls can have a devastating effect on one’s mental and physical health.  It’s important to know your limits.  I still struggle with this daily. Learning to say “no” has always been hard for me.  I’m a people-pleaser by nature and don’t like disappointing anyone.  My attempts at being WonderWoman have made me sick more often than I care to admit.

There are things that I do for myself though… that are good for my soul.  They help me push out the stress for a little while and refocus.  Sometimes in the middle of blogging deadlines, I will stop and do a photo for me, something personal.  It’s therapeutic.  Just as every few weeks I treat myself to a manicure and pedicure in my 1st life.  Taking care of myself is just as important for me as it is for the people in my life.  I’m no good to anyone if I’m a wreck.  I know I can really only speak as a woman and mother, but I think these ideas are pretty universal across all people in that: moderation is key.  Too much of anything can be.. well? too much.

Anyway.. maybe it was the massage I finally had last night, after 4 years of having a giftcard for it but took the plunge and got it done.  It was just what I needed.  I know I deserved it and plan to make it a regularly scheduled event now.  A little light at the end of a very busy tunnel each month.

For those struggling and juggling and still seeking their light.. I wish you balance. I hope you find those things in your life that help you stay centered and at peace. ❤

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Katra Ballerina (Europa 04 A) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Arden – TRUTH **NEW**

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (angel) – Buzzeri

Top – Ana Tank Top w/Gym Top 2.0 – Addams **NEW** @Uber

Bottoms – Cora Shorts (patterned) – Just Because **NEW** @Uber

Poses – Yoga Poses – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @FLF

Scene for Photo #1 – Kennedy Interiors by Britain Knave-Kennedy

Build for Photo #2 – For Eku The Retreat Prefab – Scarlet Creative

{ Float On } FLF, GizzA and Glam Affair goodies!

Got a few fun new goodies to show off to you today… GizzA has come out with several great new outfits lately, this one released just today that I’m loving.  It’s a little bit on the country side, but I think that’s why I like it.  The Wendy Denim Skirt and Knotted Top both come in a variety of colors and patterns to mix and match with each other or other items in your virtual closet.  I am also wearing Glam Affair‘s newest skin, “Fiona“, available at this round of Uber.  6 different makeups in two skin tones and allll the eyebrow options.   Lastly, tomorrow is Fifty Linden Friday and this week oOo Studio is participating with this fun singles pose set with color changing balloon prop!  Definitely a great deal to pick up when you make the rounds.

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Happy Weekend everyone!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands – Slink

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Skin/Appliers – Fiona 06B (America) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Eyes – Bio (ice) – {S0NG}

Hair – Saffron (gingerbread) – Wasabi Pills **NEW**

Top – Wendy Knotted Shirt (pink) – GizzA **NEW**

Bottoms – Wendy Denim Skirt (spotted pink) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Gora Flat Sandals (Ginham Teal) – Nardcotix **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose/Prop – Balloon #5 – oOo Studio **NEW** @FLF 7/31

Helium Tank – [Breno]

Fence – Five Minutes After

Grass (summer) – [We’re CLOSED]

Cobblestone – Stormwood

{ Cross my heart and hope to die } NEW from oOo Studio

Going dark and dangerous…Featuring a new set of singles poses out today for Fifty Linden Fridays at oOo Studio: “Arm-y”.

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 STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands – Fist – Slink

Skin & Appliers – Sophie (Asia 5G) – Glam Affair **NEW** @TC4 (The Chapter Four)

Hair – Blown Away (Naturals) – Exile

Couture Eyeliner No.1 – Glam Affair

Eyes – Sinistre Eyes (Lifeless Bleached) – Dead Apples

Face Tattoo – Pheasant Tattoo (black) – KOOQLA

Face Tattoo – Boda Facepaint (black) – .ARISE.

Body Tattoo – Scholar Tattoo Applier – Reckless **NEW** @TMD

Top – Banshee Armour (black) – The Forge **NEW** @We<3RP

Accessory – Eternity Wings (Carnal) – Remarkable Oblivion **NEW**

Jewelry – Enzi Bracelet Cuffs (blackened steel) – Kibitz **NEW** @We<3RP

Jewelry – Claw Earrings & Septum Ring (corroded) – CerebrusXing **NEW** @TMD

Extra – Okul Dark Scythe – Primus Weapons

Pose – Arm-y #5 – oOo Studio **NEW** @FLF

{ OMG Unicorns! } and NEW Poses from oOo Studio

This week, oOo Studio is participating in Fifty Linden Fridays with a set of 5 poses called “Margarethe”.  I decided to take this particular pose and run with it.. all the way to Collabor88 where it’s Unicorns, Unicorns, everywhere Unicorns this month!  Inspired by the tradition in Spain called “The Running of the Bulls” I set out to have a little fun with my uni-friends here and re-create that feeling with a fantastical twist of pink cobblestone streets up in the clouds.  Don’t be fooled by their cuteness, they’re faster than they look!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body & Hands – Lara – Maitreya **NEW**

Mesh Feet – High Feet – Slink

Skin – Sia Skin (Fairy Tales – America 01A) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Makeup – Romy Freckles & Moles 05 – Glam Affair

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri

Hair – Windsong (Wild Fusion 2) – Exile **NEW** @C88

Outfit – Petal Dress & Jacket (Set 1) – .Atomic. **NEW** @C88

Shoes – Unicorn Heels (Metal) – Pixicat **NEW** @C88

Accessories – Unicorn Head Chain (gold) – (Yummy) **NEW** @C88

POSE & SCENE

Margarethe #1 – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF 1/16

Mesh Cobblestone – Stormwood (*modified)

Baby Unicorn Companions & Winged Unicorns – Mish Mish **NEW** @C88

Clouds and Moon & Stars – Dreamer’s Cloudland Set – 8f8

{ Dance like no one’s watching, Sing like no one’s listening }

I decided to throw caution to the wind, crank up my tunes and dance in my underpants. Who cares about the neighbors?! It’s the cats that are really judging me here, as cats usually do. This ain’t no American Idol finalist but it comes from the heart.

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Featuring one from a new set of poses “Paulina” created by oOo Studio for Fifty Linden Fridays this week. I have been trying to wear my Belleza Venus body as much as possible 1. because i love it so much and 2. challenging myself to find all the ways it can work for me. Trying it here with the Visage head from Slink and since there are few skinmakers that make appliers for both the Visage AND Belleza – Izzie’s was the winner here!  Her lovely Maci skin on my face and just recently added Belleza appliers were the perfect choices for this look.

My dancing feet needed these adorable toeless socks & ballet shoe combo from Reign at FaMESHed this month, covering up with the open denim shirt from Emery also at FaMESHed.  This was also where I picked up the laid back messy bed from Stockholm & Lima which has a great texture change option to suit your style.  Wall decor by Brixley out now at The Liaison Collaborative perfect for this transition into Winter in my nice new cozy Scarlet Creative house from Collabor88.  So many great events going on right now!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – “Emma” Visage Head – Slink

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin Appliers – Maci for Slink Visage Head / Pale skin for Belleza Venus – Izzie’s

Ears – Simple Ears HUTUU – [MANDALA]

Hair – Aida – TRUTH **NEW**

Top – Denim Shirt Bosworth (Med Blue) – Emery **NEW** @FaMESHed

Intimates – Helena Panties & Bra (nude) – Belleza

Shoes – Kerin Flats (tan) – REIGN. **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – MyPhone & Earphones – MUSCHI

SCENE & POSES

Lavendar Brown House Prefab – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @C88

Wall Décor – Rustic Frames – [Brixley] **NEW** @TLC

Autumn’s End Bed – Stockholm & Lima **NEW** @FaMESHed

Posed Cats – (fashionably dead) **previous Arcade Gachas

Cat toys – Half-Deer **NEW** @The Chapter Four

Paulina #4 – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF