Posted in Avenge, breathe, Catwa, Cosmopolitan, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Kustom9, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Girls Like You

So, once again, I’ve found myself locked in a writer’s block. I’m feeling super creative photo wise, but words are failing me at the moment. I asked Kronic for his help and being the awesome DJ he is…he found me this song and I love it. I hope you do, too.

Maroon 5 – Girls Like You ft Cardi B

Spent 24 hours, I need more hours with you
You spent the weekend getting even, ooh
We spent the late nights making things right between us
But now it’s all good, babe
Roll that backwood, babe
And play me close
‘Cause girls like you run ’round with guys like me
Till sundown when I come through
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah
Girls like you love fun, and yeah, me too
What I want when I come through
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
I need a girl like you
I spent last night on the last flight to you
Took a whole day up tryna get way up, ooh
We spent the daylight tryna make things right between us
But now it’s all good, babe
Roll that backwood, babe
And play me close
‘Cause girls like you run ’round with guys like me
Till sundown when I come through
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah
Girls like you love fun, and yeah, me too
What I want when I come through
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah
I need a girl like you
Maybe it’s 6:45
Maybe I’m barely alive
Maybe you’ve taken my shit for the last time, yeah
Maybe I know that I’m drunk
Maybe I know you’re the one
Maybe I’m thinking it’s better if you drive

Not too long ago, I was dancing for dollars (eeoow)
Know it’s really real if I let you meet my mama (eeoow)
You don’t want a girl like me I’m too crazy
But every other girl you meet is fugazy (okurrrt)
I’m sure them other girls were nice enough
But you need someone to spice it up
So who you gonna call? Cardi, Cardi
Come and rev it up like a Harley, Harley
Why is the best fruit always forbidden?
I’m coming to you now doin’ 20 over the limit
The red light, red light stop, stop (skrrt)
I don’t play when it comes to my heart (let’s get it though)
I don’t really want a white horse and a carriage
I’m thinkin’ more of white Porsches and karats
I need you right here ’cause every time you fall
I play with this kitty like you play with your guitar(ah)

‘Cause girls like you run ’round with guys like me
‘Til sun down when I come through
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah
Girls like you love fun, and yeah, me too
What I want when I come through
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
I need a girl like you

Do you Uber

wearing:
hair:  little bones. Quartz
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Lily (*new* @ Kustom9)

[Avenge] Sacred Heart earrings
[Avenge] Sacred Heart necklace
SPIRIT – Brina jacket
adorsy – Bonnie Jean Overall Splash (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
[BREATHE]-Nataly Heels-(*new* for Go by FaMESHed)

pose: FOXCITY. Posh Bento Pose Set (*new* @ Kustom9)
FOXCITY. Photo Booth – ClubBLACK  (*new* @ Kustom9)

Posted in CandyDoll, Catwa, Collabor88, Essenz, Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shoes, shopping

Cursed

The lyrics of this song pretty much say it all. So, I’m just gonna let Jacob Lee explain it his way, but I will give you the lyrics this time. *smiles* So, right below are the lyrics and the video is beneath the details of this incredible scene that CandyDoll has created for Epiphany. There are a few more pieces and I’ve added a few from other places, but the over all feel of this scene wouldn’t be possible without the major components from CandyDoll’s Dolly Room Gacha.

Jacob Lee – Cursed

They tell me, it’s all in my mind
They don’t know, they’re yet to try
My thoughts are safer inside
I pray it hurts less this time
They tell me, it’s all in my head
They don’t know they have to check
What lies within is a mess
This pill could fix it, I guess

Don’t say, it’s all in my brain
‘Cause I can’t help being this way
I feel the changes they’ve made
Now I don’t feel the same
Leave my secrets alone
They aren’t for you to know
I hear the knock at my door
As they take me far from my home
They say, “It’s better this way”
But the voices, they tell me I’m sane
They think they’re cleansing my veins
As they hook me up in this place

They say it starts in my skull
Makes its way down through my blood
It’s been with me since I was young
But they can’t explain what it’s from
I think that I’ve had enough
I don’t know who I can trust
Leave my secrets alone
They aren’t for you to know
I hear the knock at my door
As they take me far from my home
They say, “It’s better this way”
But the voices, they tell me I’m sane
They think they’re cleansing my veins
As they hook me up in this place
Leave my secrets alone
They aren’t for you to know
I hear the knock at my door
As they make me vacate my bones

Cursed

wearing:
hair:  little bones. Relay (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Mindy
_CandyDoll_ Dolly Sleep Mask (*new* @ Epiphany)
(AMD) Leafy Armbands (*new* @ N21)
(Yummy) Festival Ring Set (*new* @ N21)
_CD_ Dolly Rose Top (*new* @ Epiphany)
_CD_ Dolly Rose Panties (*new* @ Epiphany)
Essenz – Bari (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

pose by Infiniti

scene:
_CandyDoll_ Dolly Room Gatcha – (*new* @ Epiphany)
-_CandyDoll_ RARE – Dolly Room
-_CandyDoll_ RARE – Dolly Queen Bed
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Floor Pillow
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Wall Frame
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Suitcase
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Lamp
-_CandyDoll_ Doll PC
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Desk
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Macaron Plate
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Round Rose Rug

tb– Bon Voyage – Books
-tb- Bon Voyage – Vintage Camera
tres blah– Workspace – Tablet
-tres blah- Workspace – Pencil Holder
-tres blah- Pampered – Treat Yourself

+Half-Deer+ Fairy Curtain – Long

Posted in Bueno, Catwa, Collabor88, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping

Almost Time

It’s almost time for us to break out the summer clothes and the swimsuits. This year, I’m planning a big spring cleaning project. I’m going through my RL inventory and decluttering my life. Clothes I haven’t worn for more than a year…GONE! Knick knacks with no sentimental attachments or things I don’t LOVE….GONE! Then I’m redecorating my bedroom. I’m going to paint it and rearrange the furniture. I might do the same with my bathroom. As for the pool? Yeah, I’ll leave that to SL, cuz my ass does not go out in public in a swimsuit….*laughs*….there are children there and they will be scarred for life.

almost time

wearing:
hair: little bones. Relay (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Mindy
BUENO-Crochet Bikini (*new* @ FaMESHed)
.:KC:. DIANA Feet Jewels

pose: FOXCITY. Higher Bento Pose Set (*new* @ Pose Fair)
VOID – Surfer Girl Garden Pool

Posted in Bueno, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, shopping, TaKe Heart, Uber SL

Its Pretty Simple

“A broken heart is a broken heart. To take measure is a cruelty.” Cyrus Beene Scandal
(Yes, I’ve been binging on Scandal via Netflix, but when I heard Cyrus say that to Mellie I was moved to tears.)

We all handle our pain and heartaches differently, but at the end of the day it is beyond cruel to compare one’s situation to another. I thought about how differently people react to the loss of love, the loss of friendships…not just the loss of loved ones, but break ups…lost jobs…betrayal. All of these things can completely change a life…even one’s personality.  Why would anyone compare one tragedy to another? Why would someone possibly insist that their plight is worse than another? It saddens me to think that anyone would suggest that their heart break is more painful orheavier than another’s. Why on earth would it even matter? Why suggest to someone that what they are going through can’t possibly be as bad as what you’re going through? I can’t believe that it makes either person feel any better. This can’t be stressed enough, but I think its important to remind each other that we’re all human. We all need encouragement and love. Don’t kick someone while they’re down by suggesting their pain is anything less than what they feel. Please treat each other with kindness, with dignity, and respect. Its pretty simple…treat each other how you want to be treated. ♥

bueno romper

wearing:
hair: little bones. Twyla – The Blend  (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO
tattooRedFish – Arabesque tattoo (*new* @ Suicide Dollz)

BUENO-Romper-Mat-White Blue (*new* @ Uber)
#EMPIRE – Lunaria – Maitreya – Wedge (March Luxe Box)

pose: Del May
location: TaKe Heart

 

Posted in Chic Moda, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL

Have Some Water

There are a lot of phrases and terms that seem to come with each new generation. I’m hold enough to remember when “Ooooh BURNNNN” was a big deal and I admit, I said it a lot. Another one I remember was “NOT!” I’m quite sure I’m guilty of overusing that one as well. I’m sure there were many more that I wasn’t even aware of and plenty that struck a nerve. One word that kills me these days is “bae”…you’re not saving syllabils by leaving out the 2nd b, so why? Although, I will admit that when I’m drunk, babe sounds a lot like bae…so maybe they’re just mentally challenged? Nah, they think it’s cute. I get it. I don’t like it, but I get it. My favorite current term is “thirsty,” and never have I seen a word more perfectly applicable in SL. Now, I’m not talking about the way women dress, because come on…it is SL and only here can we walk out of our homes looking and feeling unbelievably sexy AND well dressed, all while showing our undies and barely covering our bits? I’m talking about the way some girls behave. The way they carry themselves and interact with people.
I was talking to someone the other day about how we’ve played SL side by side our RL spouses and seen the way girls will IM them, even with us standing right next to them in SL. Despite the fact that profiles say that he’s taken, that he’s with his true love in RL as well as SL…these thirsty bitches will still IM a man and practically perform oral sex without knowing if he’s even remotely interested. Aside from the complete disregard for other women, which come on…how low must you be to go there? Surely you don’t expect to obtain a loyal lover by luring him away from someone else. Let’s just talk for a minute about how these women will just throw themselves at a man…offering up every little tidbit of themselves all for the sake of…what? Attention? I don’t get it. I’m just not one that wants to go after what isn’t available. Sure, I get it that sometimes friendships lead to things of a less than desirable situation, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. I get it…stuff happens. No one is perfect. However, to knowingly go after a man you know full well is taken on every level? To profess your love to someone who hasn’t offered you anything more than a friendly hello? Girls, please, stop selling yourself so short. If we’d all just act how we want each other to act, just maybe we could all stop looking over our shoulders. A man worth having isn’t going to be swayed by that sort of thing anyway, so what are you really proving to yourself by trying to steal another’s man or even running behind your friends picking up their scraps. Have some water, girl, stop being so damn thirsty. Its really quite sad and you aren’t doing yourself any favors by acting in such a manner. Be kind to one another. Be supportive and encouraging. Be the person you wish others would be…and keep in mind that karma is a real bitch and she fights real dirty. Is that the kind of thing you want coming back to you someday? Trust me, its not. Go forth, be happy, be kind…and above all else? Happy shopping!♥

chic moda jett2_002

wearing:
hair:  little bones. Alaya  (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO

Amacci – River Collar
MINIMAL – Tysa Necklace Silver  (*new* @ Uber)
Rowne.Olesya Lace Coat – White.Small
ChicModa // Jett II
[Juju] Tokyo (garter & fishnets)

pose: . Infiniti .
location: Maison de L’amitie

Posted in Events, Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, Uber SL

Leaving it Behind

“It was a life I didn’t want to leave behind.It was a life I didn’t want to forget.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Linger

Moving on is sometimes the absolute hardest thing to do. Leaving people, places, pets, things, habits…we get attached and for me it always rips at my soul. Sometimes we do the leaving, sometimes we’re the ones being left…but both scenarios can be equally heartbreaking. As 2016 is coming to a close, there are a lot of things I’m walking away from and I refuse to keep looking back. It has been a year of great loss, shock, change, and dismay. I’m ready to leave it all behind, especially the negative emotions that accompanied it. I’ve packed my bags with all the good stuff and to the rest, I bid you farewell.

I’ve shed more than my share of tears for loss this past year. I’ve been blessed with some amazing people in this incredible virtual world. While I’ve had to walk away from quite a few and some walked away from me, the number of truly incredible people that have become such an integral part of my Second Life is astounding. I cannot remember having so many friends in SL that I cannot possibly keep up with everything they’re doing as well as my own life. I love it, though.

leaving-it-behind1

As I march forward into the new year, I plan to do my best at keeping up with those that want to be an active part of my life. I plan to embrace what’s left of my real life and to truly make my mark. Determination and desire, those are my words as I look forward.
And as I look back one final time to all that I’m leaving behind…well, I’m shedding my last tears. I know that 2017 will have its share of heartaches, but I have a feeling that there’s an abundance of blessings waiting and I’m hoping to share them all with my friends and family.

wearing:
hair: little bones. Mishi
MG – Earrings – Barcelona Boho
MG – Necklace – Barcelona Boho
*COCO*_LaceHemSweaterDress (*new* @ Uber)
*COCO*_SuedeOver-the-KneeBoots (*new* @ Uber)

poses from: Drunk Panda Poses BelieveInYourself*
location: Elysium City of Templemore

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Gacha, Gatcha, Gotcha!

I have no idea who originated the quote or if I even have it right…or even close, but I’ve said it for years never believing for one second that I was being original, “Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but everyone doesn’t want to hear yours.”
gotcha

I’ve been on the grid for almost ten years now and I’ve witnessed a great deal of change. Not just from base prims to flexi to sculpts to mesh, but photography and marketing, too. I’m not claiming to be an expert on all things Second Life. I’m far too easily distracted by occurrences in my own small world. However, I have had the pleasure of once upon a time owning a store, a club, and various jobs along the way. From customer service to management, I’ve tried my hand at quite a few things. This isn’t even my first attempt at blogging. One of the biggest changes I’ve seen is the approach to marketing.
Hunts don’t seem to be as big of a deal as they once were, as a lot of designers just didn’t put as much effort into the hunt prizes and fewer people wanted to participate for that reason.
I remember when Gachas first showed up and I thought they were such a cute novel idea. They quickly became an addiction and even a way of life for some. It took me a while, but I think I’ve finally gotten my personal relationship with these vexing little machines under control. The irony is in the name…although I’m not even sure what is the correct spelling anymore.
A few years ago, I took a year long break from the grid and upon my return Events were all the rage. I’m not sure when they started exactly or which ones were even first, but they’ve certainly become the most common method of shopping now. More focus is placed on events these days than actual brands and some designers don’t even seem to have an actual store, but can be found in all the big events.
Now the newest trend seems to be the monthly boxes containing exclusive content. You pay L$XXXX each month and receive a box of merchandise that will surpass the value, containing exclusive items.
Another trend, that I first noticed happening with Gacha projects, is the colloboration efforts between designers.

Now, these are all amazing and fantastic ideas and I love all watching the innovation. I love all the excitement over new and shiny things being delivered in new and shiny ways! I know a lot of people out there aren’t happy about the monthly boxes. There are people out there that are even anti-gacha…I know, can you imagine? Well, here’s the good news!  No one is forcing anyone to participate in ANY of these events. Period.  No one forces anyone to participate in  Second Life and no one is forcing anyone to shop. So, unless a designer is being unethical, I just don’t believe we should be lashing out at them on social media, which seems to be a trend of its own these days. Plus, it kinda just makes you look childish, mean, and bitter…so put on your big boy/girl panties and try to be enough of an adult to warrant having a social media page in the first place, will ya?
gatcha

I will continue to enjoy my Luxe Box, my gachas, and anything else on the grid that I see fit…judge me if you want, but you have to admit…I look FABULOUS! ♥

wearing:
hair: Tableau Vivant \\ My Day @ Gym (*new* @ The Arcade)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
**RE** Simone Heart Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
#2 MC.Night Essentials.Top 2pack.Black (*new* @ The Arcade)
#3 Mc.Night Essentials.Shorts.Black (*new* @ The Arcade)

scene:
STATEMENT [pixel perfect – wall art]
DRD gg rug round 60sflowers (DRD VIP-September Group Gift)
Soy. Shitamachi Alley Garden – Shabby Stands  (*new* @ The Arcade)
16 Fancy Decor: Decorative Orb (*new* @ The Arcade)
little bones. Plasma Ball (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision – Horror – RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision Videos –  Horror RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision VHS – Horror – RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Beth the Bride (*new* @ The Arcade)
:CurelessAmore: /Surrealisme/ Reservoir Balloon (*new* @ The Arcade)
R(S)W & YKFK Ladybug Top (*new* @ The Arcade)
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares – Flesh Eater Junior (*new* @ The Arcade)
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares – Flesh Eater Junior(the box was cool, so I used it, too)
-tres blah- Golden Cage – Coffee Run (*new* @ The Arcade)
Fancy Decor: Inlaid Box (Group Gift)
Sway’s [Peacock] Table Lamp . cobalt (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Sleeping Bag – Prints (*new* @ The Arcade)
* SORGO – Pain Killers (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Chipsters – Chippers – Salt & Vinegar (rez) (*new* @ The Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Hair Accessories (Pastel) (*new* @ The Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Spilled Black Coffee (*new* @ The Arcade)
JIAN Lively Labs :: Family Bed (*new* @ The Arcade)
Kalopsia – Cecilia’s Cage Pics (White) (FLF-Sept 16)