Away

 

Away

 

“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” Earl Wilson

I saw this quote and thought it was appropriate. I stepped away from the virtual world. I even went off the grid to shut off (literally) all the noise. I think it’s important to take time for yourself, when the world becomes too much. It gives us time to breathe, a new perspective, and revitalization. I highly recommend taking a break from gadgets of all kinds–computers, cell phones, and tablets. I left all those things alone for three days. I was unreachable. I have to say…. I feel healthier for doing so.

Okay, now we should talk about all the exciting things going on around the grid. This will be the first in many posts. When I came back from my break, I returned to a shopping fest. Uber opened a few days ago. The arcade also opened. There’s also faMESHed. I bought things from each of these events. My poor wallet is screaming at me, but I gave it chocolate to calm it down. I look forward to blogging about them and discussing all of my latest adventures.

If you love makeup, then Uber is the shopping event for you. I bought quite a bit. The eyeshadow in the above photo is from itGirls. This is fast becoming one of my favorites. The lipstick is from Izzie’s. I always had a soft spot for Izzie’s. I really enjoy buying there products. I even enjoy visiting their store. I always seem to find something new and shiny. Speaking of new makeup, they are also selling new makeup for the Catwa head at their mainstore . I bought a bunch of it. I couldn’t refuse. What can I say? I love all things makeup! I should really blog it more often, since it is my weakness. You can find the eyeshadow and lipstick in this photo at Uber. Details can be found down below under the credits.

Okay, what are you doing still reading my blog? There’s shopping out there to be had!

Be kind to one another.

Cheers,

Violet XOXO

Credits

Head–Catwa –Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyeliner–itGirls –Catwa Eyeshadow appliers by Annie Jolifaunt
Lipstick–Izzie’s –Catwa Applier Cora Dark Matte lipsticks by Izzie Button
Ears–Mandala –Steking_Ears Season 5 by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)
Eyes–IKON–Promise Eyes–Nymph by Ikon Innovia
Eye lashes–L’Etre –Angel Lashes #10 by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Hair–Runaway –Marina Hair by Candela Kira
Skin–DeeTalez–Susanna by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)

 

Peace

Peace

 

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

This blog is long over due. I had someone close to me pass away this past week. I have been busy in my real life dealing emotionally and personally with her death. It made me appreciate life. She was my teacher. She was my friend’s mother. She was a pillar of her community. She radiated life. My heart sank to the floor, when I found out. I haven’t been the same since. So this blog is late. While I don’t blast my personal life, I felt the need to explain my absence. I took time away to help those grieving–and myself.

This blog post is really dedicated to her. My teacher would have wanted me to speak about peace. She loved everyone and she helped those in need. There’s stories of her pulling over and helping to fix a friend’s car. She would take time out to talk to people. She educated 1,000’s of students in her lifetime. I’m saddened by her death. I’m also saddened by the cultural climate of the US.  She would be appalled.

There are news stories swarming the US of sexism, homophobia, misogyny, xenophobia, trans-phobia and racism. There is violence in the streets. People are getting assaulted and called names. Americans are fearing for their life. Here I sit, watching and fearing for people who are dear to me–and grieving my own personal loss.

I hope for peace. I hope hatred is denounced. The US has come a long way, but it still has some growing to do.  I always end my blog with… be kind to one another. It’s not a blanket statement. I actually want others to show kindness, because the world can be a difficult place. My teacher was such a gentle person. She is part of the reason that I believe in being kind, and helping others. I hope that others can be the light to their neighbors–be it virtually or in real life. Lets all shine a light on others lives. Stop the hate.

Now, I want to discuss my photo and clothes. I’m wearing this gorgeous white dress from Just Because. It’s appropriately named the venom gown. The details in the snake are fantastic. The gown is sleek. I can see wearing this piece for quite some time. It’s currently available at this month’s Collabor 88. Details about styling can be found down below.

Be kind to one another.

Violet XOXO

Credits.

Head–Catwa–Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Ears–Mandala –Unisex Steking Ears_Season 5 by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)
Dress–Just Because –Venom Gown by Annie Melson
Hair–Doe–Star by Helyanwe Vindaloo
Lipstick–Slack Girl –L’amour Lips 36 Colors by SlackGirl
Eyeliners–Le Forme –Fab Eyeliners for Catwa by Lou (louise.marsault)
Skin–DeeTalez –Susanna by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)

Good Intentions

Good Intentions

“I only eat candy on Halloween. No lie.” Michael Trevino

I’ve been meaning to blog for awhile. I took pictures. I had them ready to edit. Then something happened…I became very very very busy. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love pumpkins, the leaves changing, apples, and all of the candy. I’m even a bit happier. I always look forward to Halloween. So, my real life took a front seat for a bit–decorating, baking, and all the preparations that come with this time of year. Despite my quote, I promise to fit in some fruits and vegetables in there. Although, I do like candy. Any way, I digress.

Since I’ve had this picture for awhile, I named this post Good Intentions. I had the intentions of blogging, but I had some other things pop up in my life. It’s okay. I’m going to forgive myself and move along. There’s so much great stuff inworld to see and do. It really is my favorite time of year in both worlds–costumes, decorations, and parties!!! I’m so excited and so incredibly happy.

Part of that happiness stems from this wonderful outfit that deserved an urban back drop for this picture. I talked to some really nice people inworld who suggested a great Sim called Soap which is an urban RP sim. It’s beautifully designed. I was very thankful for the suggestion. I hope others check out this sim as well.

Now on to this wonderful outfit, Kustom9 and Salem opened not too long ago. My hair is from the Salem. My hair is from Besom and Sayo. It’s called Hanted. There’s a hud included with this hair to change the color of the hat. I love the amount of curls and how they flow. Then, I headed over to Kustom9. I found this really great jacket and pair of jeans from Villena . I paired it with some of my favorite sneakers. It really pulled the outfit together.

You should really head over to both events. There’s some really great finds. Shopping inworld lately has been so much fun. My spirits have been completely lifted by a good friend back inworld again, after moving. It’s so great to have you back Matzu. I’m so happy to see you around.

Halloween with Friends

Speaking of friends, and spirits, I was able to attend a haunted ride inworld at Portal Park 2B. In the above photo, Kira and I are getting in the spirit of Halloween. We had so much fun that day. I really recommend taking some time to go on a ride and enjoy the sites with a friend. It was really worth it and a great memory.

Another great memory was shopping at the Epiphany with her. We went completely broke there, but won some really fantastic items. Kira’s hair Arwen is from Truth and both of our shirts (lazy Sunday) are also from Truth, which is available at the epiphany. So try your luck at the machines! You just might win them. There’s so much fun to be had inworld. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. You can’t beat shopping, haunted rides, and going clubbing in costumes. I’ve had so much fun!!

So grab a friend and have a little bit of fun and get into the spooky spirit of things.

For more information, check out my credits below.

As always, be kind to one another!

Cheers,

Violet xoxo

Credits

First Photo

Head–Catwa–Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Jacket–Villena –Bomber by Kambi (villena.swansen)
Pants–Villena –Distressed Skinny Jeans by Kambi (villena.swansen)
Hair–Besom&Sayo –Haunted by Milk Chan (kattington)
Shoes–Flite –Lowtop Ducks by Liam Trill Cole (liamcole)

Second photo

Violet

Head–Catwa–Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Shirt–Truth –Lazy Sunday (Cute AF)–by Truth Hawks
Pants–Villena –Distressed Skinny Jeans by Kambi (villena.swansen)
Shoes–Flite–Lowtop Ducks by by Liam Trill Cole (liamcole)

Kira

Head–Catwa— Vampire Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Shirt–Truth –Lazy Sunday (More Issues Than Vogue)–by Truth Hawks
Pants–Villena –Distressed Skinny Jeans by Kambi (villena.swansen)
Hair–Bold and beautiful –Arwen by Jourdan McMillan (jourdanmcmillan)

Sweater Weather

 

Sweater Weather

 

 

“A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.” e. e. cummings

The leaves are changing. The air is brisk….. And it is certainly sweater weather. This time of year has never been a favorite. Although, I always enjoyed the colors of the leaves. The brisk air leads into winter. I prefer spring and summer, when life flourishes. BUT, there’s good things to be said about autumn. There’s pumpkins, warm drinks, and tasty treats this time of year. There’s also really stylish clothes inworld.

Speaking of clothes, I went to this month’s latest Collabor88. There are so many wonderful items this round. I can’t gush enough. I found this coat by CandyDoll. I have to say this may be my favorite coat. Green isn’t necessarily my favorite color, but I love this coat and the color for some reason. So I purchased it. The color is growing on me. After a much needed reflection of my photos, I realized that color is not a bad thing and I should embrace it a bit more. I’m trying…. I really am.

Now on to some hair…. Can we talk about this hair from Little Bones?  This is also from Collabor88. It’s called Gia. This hair comes with an animation Hud. I adore the animation hud, because your hand movements also move the hair.This hair is really like getting a few different styles in one, because the animations do change the look of it. I gushed about this type of hair in my last post and here I am again doing the same thing….

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and shop!!

Be kind to one another!

Cheers.

Violet xoxo

Credits

Head–Catwa–Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–Maitreya –Lara by by Onyx LeShelle
Jeans–Foxes –Skinny Jeans by Tyr Sinister (tyr.rozenblum)
Jacket–CandyDolls–Daria by Busy Bee (rebeca.dembo)
Hair–Little bones –Gia by Nova Faerye
Lashes–L’Etre –Angel by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Eyes–IKON –Triumph Eyes by Ikon Innovia
Skin–DeeTalez–Susanna by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)

Hidden

 

Hidden

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

― Roald Dahl

Whew, what a week….and it’s only Monday. There’s an audible sigh coming from me with that whole first sentence. So my blog is a little late. I meant to blog. I swear. BUT, my computer had other plans–mainly an annoying update. It had the effect of making my FPS really slow. So my pictures weren’t the greatest. As a result, I waited to blog. I fixed the problem. I had help though from some really cool people inworld. Thank you by the way, you wonderful souls out there.

Okay enough about my computer drama. I know what you want……clothes. Or at least, you should. I want clothes. Has this tangent gone on long enough? I think it has. The mask in the picture comes from the Kink monthly event. A collaboration between Dura and {MK} created this wonderful mask. Then, I headed over to Uber and found this really sexy body suit and skirt. I also found this fantastic hair

The hair is so great that it deserves its own paragraph. At Uber, little bones is selling hair that comes with animations. You can FLIP your hair and place it. I absolutely love and adore this feature. I keep playing with it. I look forward to going to clubs and using the animations with my hud. It’s different and neat. I think a lot of people are going to love it.

Now on to the quote above…. I love masks. I buy them all the time. I like wearing them. I like the idea of being hidden. There’s something metaphorical too about wearing a mask in SL. There’s also a bit of magic in second life. Sure, it can be difficult at times. But there’s good, if you look for it. I thought it was fitting.

There’s a bunch of shopping events all over the grid. Grab a friend and head on over.

Be kind to one another

Violet XOXO

Credits

Mask–Dura & {MK} Collaboration01 Mask by u10 onigiri nitta (shiro0822)—(Kink Monthly)
Body Suit and skirt–David Heather —Genkai by David C. Heather (gianni.broda) (Uber)
Hair–Little Bones –Buffy by Nova Faerye (Uber)
Body–Maitreya –Lara by by Onyx LeShelle
Skin–DeeTalez–Susanna by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)

No Looking Back

No Looking Back

 

 

“It is a tough choice between ending up in the cold or ending up in a fiery blast.”
Saul Perlmutter

I thought about endings a lot lately. Maybe, it’s the end of summer or just life in general. I mean life has a lot of endings. For me, the summer ends swiftly. I enjoy warm summer days, so it’s a bit sad to see it go. This year, it will end up in the cold and not a fiery blast.

I’ve had a difficult ride this summer. Second life provided me a much needed escape. I came into this world for a bit of magic and fun. The designers help keep my imagination alive. The residents have befriended me to give me fantasy or a shoulder for support. Not every person I meet will learn of my real life. Sometimes people need this place as a time to breathe–a moment where reality is left at login. This place provided an oasis or safe spot–to gain the energy to head  back into the real world at times.

I will regain my happy. It may take some time and maybe a shot of vodka–but I will be. I apologize for my previous sad blog. I know residents have enough to contend with in their real lives. So I shall find a bright spot in the darkness and shine it into my blog. We all need light in our lives.

Now on to shopping, there’s great shopping on the grid from Collabor88 to the Arcade. You can find this dress at Collabor88. It’s by Erratic. You better hurry though. This airy summer dress won’t be there for long, so grab a friend and go shopping.

Be good to one another.

As always, happy shopping.

Credits.

Head–Catwa–Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
earrings–Aisling –Karishma by ʙʟᴀᴋᴇ ʟᴏᴠᴇʟʟ (druunah.esharham)
Ears–Mandala –Simple Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)
necklace–Yummy–Victorian Garden by Polyester Partridge
Dress–Erratic –Caroline maxi dress by erratic (erratic.rain) this month’s C88
Rings–ieQED–fanciful–3 and 7 by Victory Fist (sigifaust)
Hair–+elua+— Xanthe by Miu Edman
Eyelashes–L’Etre –Angel by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Eyes-IKON–Triumph by Ikon Innovia
Skin–DeeTalez–Susanna by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)

 

 

 

Out of The Darkness

Out of The Darkness

“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” Dalai Lama

 

I’ve been ignoring everything–absolutely everything. I felt like the world was a wretched place and I wanted to escape everything in sight. If I could run away from this thing called real life for awhile, I would. Then, I realized second life can be that place sometimes. So I took a moment to do just that. I’m sorry this blog post isn’t long, but I’m going through a difficult time and needed a breather.

If you see me inworld, please be kind. I don’t want to talk about it. My quote is about hope, because hope is the way out of the darkness. I’m holding tightly onto hope. Sometimes it’s the only thing that gets a person through. So residents…..no matter what you’re going through clutch on to hope.

Hoping for a better day.

Violet XOXO

Credits

Dress–Ison & Rowne –Mica Dress by Harry Hyx–collaboration and fall season preview exclusive–hurry while it lasts.

Hair–Little Bones –Callista by Nova Faerye–this month’s uber

Cigarette–Kunst–Long Cig Holder by Kunst Himmel–item was at last month’s TMD…please check back at the main store for this gacha item.