Wishes

 

Wishes

 

 

“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.” Aristotle

I’ve been away for what seems like an eternity from flickr, twitter, and just social media in general. I’m sort of back.I went through a medical procedure and I walked away with the flu. I’ve had a very long two weeks. I am still not completely well. However, I felt the need to do something for myself that didn’t involve  a doctor’s office. Please forgive another short blog.

Sometimes in life, everything goes completely wrong. Flowers delivered on the wrong date. Packages not being left where they should be. Friends fighting. Worst of all, coming down with the flu was incredibly difficult–after an invasive medical procedure.Among other things, I cared for others while sick. I’m ready to throw in the towel. Someone reminded me this too shall pass, this week. Maybe it will.

In the mean time, I took a moment for myself. I went to Rewind A 90’s throwback event. I bought these wonderful shades from Izzie’s. Then, I paired it with this wonderful dress and hair, which can be found at this month’s Collabor88–one of my favorite events. It made me smile a bit, which was wonderful.

So maybe you’re craving a shopping fix, having a bad day, or maybe the Valentine’s Day blues, then head over to the latest events on the grid for a quick pick me up. For more information about styling, see my credits down below.

Be kind to one another.

Cheers,

Violet xoxo

Credits

Head–LeLutka –Simone by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hair–Pr!tty –Hayley by Karla Marama
Dress–Candy Doll–Kiara by Jaessie Spano (jacinda.jaxxon)
Sunglasses–Izzies–90’s Glasses by Izzie Button

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” Leonardo da Vinci

I have been kind of quiet on flickr lately. Honestly, I’ve been going through things with my health. It has made me see red. I’ve been angry, but underneath anger is really great sadness–advice from a really great friend so long ago. I have to go in for medical testing next Tuesday and I will be away. I will be taking a hiatus from my blog, since there’s stuff I have to do for the testing–yadda, yadda, yadda.
I’m going to make this short and get straight to the point of this awesome outfit. I found this dress from Erratic at Uber. It’s a neat dress and comes with three options for styling. You can wear it three ways, which is nice. Then, I headed over to the epiphany and won this hair from Doe. Finally, my last stop, I ran over to ROMP and discovered this cute collar from Kibitz called hearty leather collar. I paired it with some panty hose from erratic…..which came from a previous lingerie set. Voila!! I made an outfit with all the latest and hottest events on the grid.
I’m sorry this blog post can’t be longer. I’ll miss all of my lovely readers. I’ll be back, before you know it.
Cheers,
Violet XOXO
Credits
Head–Lelutka –Simone by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya–Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Dress–Erratic –Irina by erratic (erratic.rain)
Hair-Doe–Shannon by Helyanwe Vindaloo
Collar–Kibitz-Hearty Leather Collar by Kathya Szczepanskis
Eyes–IKON–Charm by Ikon Innovia
Skin–DeeTalez–Jolie by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)
I missed the cut off date for Romp. Sorry fellow readers. Hopefully, the item will be in stores soon. RL got the best of me.

Glow

Glow

“Love yourself enough to apologize, forgive, and move forward. It is the most freeing thing you can do.” By Me

It’s a new year, which means a lot of people are making resolutions to get fit and moving. Collabor88 was no stranger to this theme. As a result, designers made all kinds of goodies like yoga pants, sports bras, and even exercise equipment.Once you leave this event, you’ll have everything you need to get inspired for a little fitness program of your own.

Generally, I don’t make too many resolutions myself. I’d like to move a little more like everyone else. The only wish I have for the new year is to be healthier, happier, and kinder. I’d like to love a bit more and show more compassion towards others. I’d like to give to the world–what I need in return. I guess….. I’d like to be a better version of myself. I think lots of people wish that too. Now contemplating all those things, I do have resolutions.

Speaking of  fitness, I felt inspired, so I made an exercise scene of my own for this photo. I found the weights, exercise ball, and yoga mat at Collabor88. The yoga mat comes with a ton of poses. Kalopsia made all of these items. I love this store and I have so many things from them. I always go back to them for those little things that make a home. I can’t gush over them enough. The yoga mat comes with nine different textures: wine, purple, charcoal, pizza, green, beige, soul, pink, and blue. The exercise ball also has texture options of green, blue, and lemon. There’s even a cute little bag available, which says don’t sweat sparkle (not featured in the above photo). I would highly recommend checking them out.

Then, I went to Kustom9 with one of my good friends. We found this adorable workout set from Pumpkin, which is another one of my favorite companies. I have so many pieces from them. I’m happy to see them participating in events. The shirt is called a layered crop top tee. It’s on sale in gray, gray with a barbie written on it, green, black with the logo for thrasher magazine, and plain black. There’s a choice of gray, pink, red, green, orange and gray leaf print, and plain black.  I’m wearing the gray shirt with the Barbie print and pink sweatpants. I really love the detail in the shirt and the pants. For more information, check out my credits at the bottom of this post.

I had so much fun. I really enjoyed the yoga poses, decorating, and dressing up for this picture.I hope that you find something that intrigues or inspires you. I wish you all a happy and safe New Year. I hope that you accomplish goals, fall in love, and have great health for 2017….maybe even make some great memories along the way.

Be kind to one another.

Cheers,

Violet XOXO

Credits

Head–LeLutka–Simone Bento head by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hands–Vista –Prohand Bento by VistaMesh
Shirt–Pumpkin–Layered Crop Tee by Mr. Awesome (yukio.osei)–Kustom9
Pants–Pumpkin –Sweatpants by Mr. Awesome (yukio.osei)–Kustom9
Shoes–Flite –Lowtop Ducks by Liam OJ Simpson (liamcole)
Hair–Magika –Drive by Sabina Gully
Decor

Sign–Kalopsia –Kali’s shelf by Honey Beaubeau Lacey (isabeau.baragula)
Exercise ball–Kalopsia –Kali’s yoga Ball by Honey Beaubeau Lacey (isabeau.baragula)
Weights–Kalopsia –Kali’s weights by Honey Beaubeau Lacey (isabeau.baragula)
Yoga Mat–Kalopsia –Kali’s Yoga Bat by Honey Beaubeau Lacey (isabeau.baragula)
Cat Light–+Half Deer+–Slumber Lamps by Halo (halogen.magic)
Jar–keke –Snow jar by ᴋᴇᴀɴ ᴋᴇʟʟʏ (kean.kelly)–(gacha) check marketplace and main store
Table–MudHoney –Lenore Table by Rayvn Hynes (gacha)–check marketplace and main store

Calm

Calm

 

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.” Buddha

Whew, I’m back after a very long and much needed break. I took some time with family and friends. I partied way too hard and I slept even longer. BUT, I’m BACK! I’ve had some time to reflect on this past year. I’ve come a long way in blogging and taking pictures. I’ve gained some awesome followers too. I’m thankful for each and every like and follow. I think it’s incredible, when other people take a liking to my blog. I hope that I can inspire and help those who read my articles, while I take this blogging journey.

Speaking of the journey ahead, we’re in a New Year, which means New Year’s resolutions. I’ve made a few of my own.  I hope to grow as a blogger and photographer. I also wish for a peaceful mind and a peaceful life. Sometimes it can get hectic. I know the past few weeks have been a blur of events. Some were memorable and some will be forgotten. What remains the same is me. I’m still here.

This past year, it was a whirlwind of events. I had numerous doctor’s appointments. I had set backs. I smiled. I cried. I even reconnected with old friends. Now, I’m in the mind set to make goals for myself–however big or small in all worlds. I hope all of you find your happy place in 2017. Life is so incredibly precious. We all should take moments to find joy, wherever we can. For me, it means letting resentments go. Then, according to Buddha, I’ll find my own peace and happy place.

Okay, okay, okay, I’m done with reflecting on the past year. I know you want to get to the goods….what I’m wearing and who I’m wearing.We should really talk about the new changes across the grid. I’m talking about Bento. Ohhh Bento, you put my panties in a bunch. I was so stressed out about you. BUT, it was all for nothing. I proclaimed to friends. I wouldn’t get a Bento head. I ranted and raved about having to make a shape, because I’m stubborn and refuse to buy a shape. For those who don’t know Bento heads have the capability of being edited. You get the seamless look of mesh, while having individuality–which so many residents crave. Alas, I caved. I went into those stores and bought one, after weeks of fretting about which one to buy.

Which head did you buy Vi? Well, I bought the lovely Simone head from LeLutka. Now, now, now, I hear the crowds in the back gasping in shock. WHAT? You bought a LeLutka head? Yes, I did. However, I’ve been a fan of Lelutka and Catwa for a very long time. Lelutka worked with my previous shape a little better. So I decided to go back to an oldie, but a goodie…..LeLutka. The hud is user friendly. It works with any makeup for any of their previous LeLutka mesh heads, which meant I could go back to some of my favorite makeup. Yayyyyy Izzies! Along with makeup, I can now do a few facial movements, which are a little smoother than Catwa’s–in my opinion. The head is 5,000L, but comes with all the animations.

Then, there’s the ease of their Hud. It comes with animations, scalp removal, teeth, face light, eyeshadow, lipstick, and too many other features to mention. To learn more about what the hud includes, you can visit this website LeLutka Bento Head Info Site

Finally, I also broke down and bought the Bento hands, after my skin company released appliers. I wasn’t ready to give up my favorite skin. Thankfully, many skin companies are releasing skin appliers, which are used with the Omega hud. At first, it was a little hard to find, but I found it on the sign for the Bento Hands. The wonderful part is that the Omega hud is inexpensive–at 99L. You wear the omega hud and skin applier at the same time–and just click on the skin applier. Then voila, you’re hands will match.You can find the Omega Hud in the Vista Store 

When you buy the hands, it’s really important to buy the AO as well. The Bento hands work with the AO. Otherwise, it looks a little funny. I purchased the Bento Prohands from Vista. I also bought the Miriam AO, which is sold separately. The hands are 999L and the AO is 1,999L. It’s seems kind of pricey. However, the AO comes with a test hud, which includes animations like making a heart with your hands, taking selfies (it comes with a phone) and cough cough….giving someone the bird–and I don’t mean doves. Okay, this about covers everything bento related.

I’d also like to make a quick note that Bento hands require Bento poses. I found this pose at Kiss Me Poses A lot of pose makers are starting to create poses for these hands. There are a few floating around on the market place. I found this store on the MP.

Before I forget, I want to mention my hair and makeup. My hair is from Doux, which is a branch of L’Etre. I bought my makeup at Studio Exposure called Love Me Baby Eyes and Lips Collection. The fatpack runs about 600L. My hair from Doux is called Scarlet. For any more information, check out my credits below.

As always, be kind to one another. Happy New Year!

Violet XOXO

Credits

Head–LeLutka –Simone bento Head by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hair–Doux –Scarlet–by David Cooper
Eyeshadow–Studio Exposure –Love Me Baby Eyes and Lips By Aeons (aeonsgloom)
Lipstick-Izzie’s –Free Natural Lip appliers for LeLutka by Izzie Button
Hands–Vista –Bento Prohands by VistaMesh
Skin–DeeTalez–Jolie by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)
Pose–Kiss Me Poses–Peace Hud–by ღMɪsᴛʏღ™ (midnightmistxx)
Eyes–IKON –Charm Eyes–by Ikon Innovia

 

Holidays

Holidays

 

“Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.”  Judith Wright

Whew, what a week… Instead of Christmas shopping for loved ones, I was met with a few set backs. Having health issues is never easy, especially around the holidays. As a result, I was having a difficult time getting into the holiday spirit. I tried to mask my own feelings by putting on a happy face–but that doesn’t always work. I found this quote and I immediately gave myself permission to just let my feelings roll through me like a wave. I’m better for it. I started to feel….dare I say it….jolly. In the end, I took a picture capturing what Christmas is to me–the satisfaction of doing something kind for the people who love and care for me–and feeling tired after all that wrapping.

Now onto this wonderful dress and hair.I found the dress at Collabor88 by ISON. I love this company. I own so many pieces from them and always find myself wearing them time and time again. I also paired this cute party dress with hair by Pr!tty. You can find both of these wonderful items at Collabor88.

Since it is the holidays, I’m taking some time off to visit loved ones. I’ll be gone for a few days, but I’ll be back soon enough. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!! Stay safe and watch something fun!

I’m sending you all virtual cookies!

Violet XOXO

Credits

Head–Catwa–Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–Maitreya–Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Dress–ISON–Sugar Plum Dress by Harry Hyx
Hair–Pr!tty –Krissi by 오식 (karla.marama)
Shoes–Just Design –Bollywood Leather by Dave Freeman (davidefre)

Winter Queen

Winter Queen

 

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” Aristotle

I’ve always found this statement to be true. In a virtual world, it’s hard not to have someone who doesn’t always like us. People aren’t always the best version of themselves. Personally, I’ve had my moments. Then, there are times where someone is just bad news. Either way, we are always our own worst enemy. I know this to be true because I’ve dealt with my own little struggles, which are always rougher than any enemy could dish out.

In the past week, I’ve thought a lot about the past few years in Second Life–the good and bad. I’ve seen websites dedicated to blasting sl enemies and sharing information. I’ve seen back biting fights. People sharing Im’s and saying some pretty mean things about each other. It’s all out war sometimes.

Despite all the bad things that can happen or be said in this little big virtual world, people come together in times of tragedy. Perky Button lost everything in a fire and on plurk people came together to set up fundraisers. People cared. Maybe….just maybe.., this is the true spirit of the holiday season–not gift giving, or stressing about the desires of others. Rather, the holiday season is about caring about people–those you love–friends, family, and pets–even strangers.

Putting everything aside to come together is a victory. It’s a victory of self, to see past hatred. Humanity exists beyond the mesh, textures, and rezzing. Someone created a sign that read… “There are no miracles here.” I posted the picture awhile back on my feed. I was swiftly met with a comment of disagreement. I laughed it off and thought nothing of it. Now, I see the miracles that can happen inworld–love, care, compassion, and empathy. It’s all the good things in life.

With all these feel good emotions, I went shopping with a really good friend of mine who has given me compassion, care, love, and empathy in the worst of times. We went to the Chapter 4 where I picked up this beautiful lipstick by Arte. Then, we headed over to the arcade. I won this rare body suite by Birdy. I adore this outfit. I paired it with some of my favorite holiday hair from Magika. Now, I’m ready for a cough cough cough dirty Christmas.

I’d like to briefly mention Bento. It has hit the grid officially in the Second Life viewer. While I am so excited to see animated hands and mesh that’s capable of being edited, I am disappointed in the lack of male bento heads. There always seems to be inequality, when it comes to male vs. female products inworld. I was disappointed in seeing only female hands available at Vista. I’ll wait to blog any such items, until they are available to men as well. I like going shopping with my guy friends–just saying designers. Please don’t throw tomatoes at me. It is the holidays. Love you all.

If you’d like to find some of these wonderful finds, please look down below at my credits.

Have fun holiday shopping!! Bring someone along with you!!

Cheers

Violet XOXO

Credits

Head–Catwa–Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Ears–Mandala –Steking Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)
Lips–Arte–Julie Lips by Miriam Lemondrop
Eyeshadow–Studio Exposure–Catwa Limited Edition Pretty Girl–no longer available by Ash Kezenn (ashamti)
Corset–Birdy –Cabaret Tyr Sinister (tyr.rozenblum)
Hair–Magika–Sparkle by Sabina Gully
Eyelashes–L’Etre –Angel Lashes #10 by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Eyes–IKON–Charm Eyes by Ikon Innovia
Skin–DeeTalez–Susanna by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)

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)