Garden Party

Garden Party

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. Michael J. Fox
Hello my lovely readers! I’ve had such a busy week. Life never seems to slow down. It only gets quicker over time. Speaking of time, this month flew by in a flash. There have been so many events.
Before I get into the fun of shopping on the grid, I want to talk a little bit about my quote. I think the hardest thing in life is acceptance. Life never goes as anyone plans. I’ve had to accept many things over time and my expectations in life have sometimes been fulfilled–but other times…not so much. Everyone has something they expect in life and everyone has something to accept. Michael J. Fox got this quote so right–and it will leave me thinking about it–even after this post.
To be happy, for me, I have to learn to accept the things that can not be changed. I also work on not letting my expectation effect me. If you never expect anything from anyone, they will never disappoint you. This is so much easier to read than to accept. Okay, this is my  Yoda wisdom for today.

Now, for the fun stuff, I’m talking about shopping. Kustom9 has this really pretty hair from Beusy. It also comes with a detachable headband. ISON made this gorgeous dress for Collabor88’s birthday bash. LaGyo created my nose ring and mouth piece for C88’s event as well. I adore it and I’m in love. You only have a little while though, because Collabor88 will only be open a bit longer–until it’s next round on the 8th of September.

So you better hurry!
Be kind to one another and have fun🙂
Violet XOXO
Credits
Head–Catwa–Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–Maitreya–Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Nose ring and mouth piece–LaGyo –Desdemona set by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)
Necklace–Yummy–Talisman Charms Protection by Polyester Partridge
Hair–Beusy–Sweet Alcohol–Kustom9 by Becca (colorless)
Dress–ISON–Baroque Dress–Collabor88 by Harry Hyx
Eyelashes–L’Etre –The epiphany lashes–Rare by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Eyes–IKON –Triumph eyes by Ikon Innovia
Skin–DeeTalez–Octavia by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)

Out Here

 

Out Here

 

 

“I don’t love Photoshop; I like imperfection. It doesn’t mean ugly. I love a girl with a gap between her teeth, versus perfect white veneers. Perfection is just… boring. Perfect is what’s natural or real; that is beauty.” Marc Jacobs
I’ve been looking forward to writing this blog for so many reasons. For one, it meant that I was well enough to sit at a computer without having to take breaks. Another reason, I had the best experience in SL out of the entire time here. I have so much to talk about in this post. So lets get started, shall we….
A few weeks ago, I took a journey in participating in an auction for Pulse. I won a bid and I was princess for a day in Collabor88’s royal kingdom. I had a princess chair and crown. I went with my best friend inworld. I danced. I shopped. I had a ball. I met a few people. I was shocked at their kindness towards me. I was in awe. It may not be something that ever happens to me again in second life and I’m okay with that. It was a wonderful experience. I have no complaints. I only have admiration for the owners of the event and the creators of the merchandise. I saw designers setting up and getting ready for the big day. I felt like a fly on the wall and I couldn’t believe it.
I want to discuss why I donated and why it has been such a presence in my blog lately. In my real life, the pictures of those effected, I saw as my family, friends, and loved ones-virtual and those who I hug in my real life. I felt compelled to give back in the only way that I can right now–which means a donation. I would have given that money either way. I didn’t expect anything in return, but I decided to bid. I participated to help others, but also to shine a bright spot in my life and the life of my friend. It cheered us up. After seeing the news, one can feel so sad. BUT, people were kind at C88. I think even in a virtual world the smallest kindness can go a long way.
Despite anything you ever read about in second life, I always hold out the hope that kindness can be found in a virtual world and real life. I saw that hope, when I attended the Collabor88 birthday bash. I’m so thankful that C88 has brought that happiness to many others. Thank you creators and designers for giving my friend and I a second life dream come true. Thank you for the hours you spend making beautiful things–for the rest of us to enjoy. We take it for granted sometimes, but without you, second life would not be the creative place that it is.
My dress, sunglasses, hair, and crown can all be found at this wonderful event. I have to say the owner of Commoner is a very nice person. I’m so glad to talk with him–very sweet person. And it doesn’t hurt that those glasses are fantastic! The dress is by Blueberry, and the hair is by Beusy. If you would like more information, check out my links below. Thanks!
Whew, okay …Now get out there and go to COLLABOR88. It’s really good this round.😉
Cheers
Violet XOXO
Credits
Head–Catwa –Annie–by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hair–Beusy –Salacia Queen Mesh Hair (comes with crown) by Becca (colorless)
Dress–Blueberry –Scarlet by Blueberry (blueberryxx)
Glasses–Commoner –Masquerade Sunglasses by Emery Milneaux
Eyes–IKON–Triumph by Ikon Innovia
Skin–DeeTalez–Susanna by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)

 

Stars In Her Eyes

 

blog coming soon

 

Hello my fellow shopping addicts! This blog is a bit late. I’m really sorry about that. I have so much to talk about in this blog post. So first, let me begin by saying, I’m finally about to get that dreaded medical procedure. I know…I know. I was supposed to have it last month, but things didn’t go as planned. As of right now, everything is scheduled for next week. So I may not be around too much in the blogging world next week. I’ll need a little bit of down time to laugh at funny animations inworld and to catch up on the latest Netflixs sensation–and sleep of course. I’ll throw in some TLC and I’ll be good to go.

I tend to be a bit of a private person in all of my worlds and I don’t always share my real life struggles. For me in second life, I think it’s important to be a bit pretend. It’s not to harm people. I like to role play a happy and healthy person. Going through doctors appointments and chronic pain has been a bit of a personal struggle. However, every six months, I go in to see my surgeon and get some things done to give me quality of life. It hurts for about a week. But….I start to feel really good after the initial pain of everything. As a result of the wait, my presence online has been a bit touch and go. I’ll log on and go do something as simple as getting water–then boom, I’m asleep on the couch. Please forgive me, if I step away and seem to go afk.

The reason that I decided to share some of my real life is because of the Hair Fair. Before ever getting hurt, I never knew the feeling of being stared at for something out of my control. Then one day, I got hurt. It changed my entire life. As a result of that injury, I dealt with stares in public. I knew that people wanted to know what was wrong. I’m young, but at times I needed assistance walking–or even a chair to help get around. I deal with social anxiety and I struggled with those stares. Kids may go through those same emotions, when feeling a bit different from everyone.

You can help a child avoid some of the stares and lessen social anxiety by purchasing hair at the Hair Fair. It supports wigs for kids. You give children more than just a wig, when you buy that awesome hair. You give them a moment without a stare or maybe a moment free of social anxiety. I know, because I speak from experience. I can relate.

This event has become one of my favorites. I love it for everything it does. The designers come together and make these wonderful creations. I applaud them for contributing to a cause and making pretty mesh things for residents to wear. You get to help others and look gorgeous, while doing it.

Despite the pain of it all, I found solace in shopping on the grid this past month. As you can imagine, shopping in sl is so important to me. It boosts my morale. I smile. I get excited. I genuinely look forward to events. I can shop and walk for a really long time, if I want to! It makes me happy, even after I log off. Speaking of all those pretty things I buy…..

Let me take a moment to discuss all of the wonderful items in my picture. The hair featured above is from LeLutka at the Hair fair. My shorts, jacket, and boots can be found at the epiphany from Zenith. The fabulous tongue with a heart is at this month’s latest round at Uber by [CX]. Speaking of [CX], I had a moment to thank the creator for making this wonderful tongue. He truly cares about his customers.

I’ve had a tough time in my real life lately with pain, but on the grid has been a wonderful experience. It’s really hard for me to open up and talk about the impact of health issues. I would rather role play a scene at a beach, a bike ride, or have a social gathering with a ton of laughter–or a rp that makes me feel hot and sexy (not always easy to feel that way, when you hurt). All of those little sl moments help me get through those really tough parts.

You never know how your role play may help get someone through their rl day. So thank you to all of my wonderful friends for being a support system. Thank you designers for giving this girl a moment to just be kind of normal and healthy.

Be kind to one another!

Cheers,

Violet XOXO

Credits

Head–Catwa–Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hair–LeLutka –HF01 by Thora Charron–hair fair 2016
Shorts, jacket–Zenith–Criminal Police by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)
Boots–Zenith— Criminal Police by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)
Eyelashes–L’Etre –Angel by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Claws–[CX]–Canidae Claws by Cᴇʀʙᴇʀᴜs (kamayari)
Tongue–[CX]–Melted Heart by Cᴇʀʙᴇʀᴜs (kamayari)
Eyes–IKON–Triumph by Ikon Innovia
Skin–DeeTalez–Savannah by by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)

 

 

Wild Things

blog coming soon

 

“Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.” Leonardo da Vinci

I have been one busy girl on the grid. There’s a ton of really great events out there. So I may end up doing a few blog posts more than my usual–to justify all those wonderful purchases. Designers, I tip my hat to you. There’s a ton of really great items. My inworld shopping experience definitely helped me fight the summer time blues.If you’re feeling a bit blue, I highly recommend retail therapy.

Okay, I’m going to start off with Romp. Can we talk about the amount of merchandise? I was so incredibly happy that it covers two sims. There’s a big variety of items out there. I am in awe. I shamelessly made a few purchases. In particular, I bought this lingerie set from Violent Seduction. It’s called Aphrodite, which is available in many different hues.

I also found this pose from An Lar poses. I use their poses from time to time. I adore it. Jessie is the name of the pose set. You can also find it at the event. I’m always awful with mentioning my poses in my blog. However, I found this at the same venue, so I had to mention it.

Now, we should discuss that wonderful naughty mask. Right away, I knew that it would go well with a previous gacha item from Stockholm and Lima. This lace up bunny mask was hiding in my virtual closet, but I dusted it off. Sometimes you buy something and forget to make an outfit with it. Then poof, you find an outfit at event, which goes with it perfectly. I am very guilty of doing this many times. I put it on and snapped a pick in my room. As they say, the rest is history. Just a side note, the bunny mask may be available at the main store. I included the link, but it may not be available. I purchased it awhile ago.Okay my lovely blog followers, I’m off to make some outfits……

For my next blog, I’m going to talk about Epiphany, and the oh so coveted Hair Fair of 2016. It’s hair for a cause. But that’s all for another time…….

So grab someone sexy and head over to Romp….so you can have a romp in the hay.

As always, be kind to one another.

Cheers

Violet XOXO

Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Head mask–Stockholm&Lima–The Bunny Hood–Gacha by ѕуяυρ ωαη кєησвι (surrealia.anatine)
Bra, Panties, Suspenders–Violent Seduction –Aphrodite–By Iki (iki.akiri)
Nail Polish–Deesses –Purity–by ::Nattie:: (nataliewells)
Pose–An Lar –Jessie–by Kat (katya.valeska)

Past

"The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember. " Harold Pinter

“The past is what you remember, imagine what you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember”

Harold Pinter

Whew, what a week I’ve had! I had people in and out of my real life home. They came knocking. They were faces of my past. Etched into my memory, there were times spent with them over many summers–sometimes good and sometimes bad. They’re a part of the real life story of Violet.

In the midst of nostalgia, I went to a few events and contemplated my past. Before I go into ohh the memories. Let me talk about uber again, I found this dress by Ison and it is hot. It’s not in flames on my body or anything, but sexy with a never ending slit. This wrap dress is perfect for a night out on the town, while trying to beat the summer heat. I also stopped by this month’s chapter four and found this wonderful head piece from LODE. I always love buying their head pieces, but I do have a bias for flowers after all. My name is Violet.

While picking up these wonderful items, I had a moment to think about my past, future, and even my present. Life is a complicated beast. Beautiful moments shaped the person that I am today, but harsh realities also had an effect on me. Despite those harsh moments, I pushed past them and I learned to find exciting things to look forward to–and live in the moment. I’m a little shaken with the events of this past week. So my blog is a little late. Hey….that’s life right. I’ll dust myself off and pick myself up again.

Here’s to shopping with friends for a little retail therapy!

Be good to one another and happy shopping.

Violet XOXO

Credits

Head–Catwa–Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Dress–Uber–Sahara Wrap–by Harry Hyx
Head dress–LODE–Bellflower Crown by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)
Hair–Truth–Thalia by Truth Hawks
Eyeshadow–studio exposure –Pack Makeup Catwa Limited Edition Pretty Girl Eyeshadow by Shanti (ashamti)
Lipstick–Studio Exposure – Pack Makeup Catwa Limited Edition Pretty Girl Lipgloss by Shanti (ashamti)
Eyes–IKON–Triumph Eyes– by Ikon Innovia
Skin–DeeTalez–Susanna by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)

For Pulse

 

Pulse

 

Designers and residents have come together to create a fundraiser inworld for the victims of the shooting in Orlando. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to those effected by this tragedy. I hope that residents can open their hearts to this cause and stop by this event. It’s for a really good cause.

So many of the designers, photographers, and other talented residents have come together donating their time, talents, and wares for this event. It really does warm my heart to know that people have come together for this cause.

Residents have also auctioned off various things. When you teleport in, there’s a board with various people offering wonderful things–pictures, clothes, and early access to events. If you click on their picture, it will give you a notecard describing what each resident is offering. Then, you bid by clicking and paying. If you’re the highest bid on July 12th, you get whatever is offered in the notecard.

I went to bid on things and bought a few really cute items. I purchased the tail by CX, nail polish from alaskametro, and body glitter from Izzie’s. All of these items are featured in the picture above. There are some cute things available, if you’re not into auctions. Or you can go and donate to the cause.

So don’t wait….donate.

As always, be kind to one another.

Violet XOXO

Credits

Shirt–Zaara–Ruhi layered blouse by Zaara Kohime
Shorts–Zaara–Mahi Patchwork shorts by Zaara Kohime
Sparkles–Izzie’s–Rainbow Glitter–pulse exclusive by Izzie Button
Nail Polish–Alaskametro❤–pride nail art appliers by Alaska Metropolitan
Hair–Spellbound –Salome by Memento Mori (kohana.xue)
Teeth–Catwa–Teeth Vampire by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Tail-CX–Bone Tail–Blush by Cᴇʀʙᴇʀᴜs (kamayari)

 

Landmark To Pulse Fundraiser inworld

Solitude

Sahara

 

Sahara

“Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.”  Liv Tyler

I’m late with this post, but I have a good reason. But who wants to hear my excuses? I mentioned in a previous post about medical stuff, so just give me a little bit of time. I’ll be back to normal in awhile. I’m not there yet. Any way I would rather just talk about all the fun inworld things. I’ve been all over the grid buying things, but I just couldn’t help myself. There’s a lot of good stuff out there right now.

I have my own little Uber haul this month. My arm chains, dress, hair, and even my dune buggy are from Uber. So as you can see, I really did buy a lot of merchandise. I have to say this has to be one of my favorites in a long time.

I also went to the cosmetic fair. I want to take credit for discovering a company called Studio Exposure, but I can’t. Kira found this makeup at the cosmetic fair. It’s a bit pricey, but it’s worth every penny. I have been looking for a light lip gloss forever. This is perfect. It’s a limited edition pretty girl lip gloss and eyeshadow. It’s sold separately and priced at 600 linden. I know that seems like a lot, but it’s so completely worth it. If it’s a little too much money, I suggest stopping by their main store. The owner has lipstick, lip gloss, and eyeshadow for around 200 linden. This is an up and coming company. I have very high hopes for them. I’m impressed and…..completely gushing.

Now, I have two things in second life that I horde–animals and vehicles. Sadly, I never include them in my blogs. I really need to start doing so. The amount of animals that I have is so incredibly shameful, but I just can’t help buying cute little fluffy things. I adore them in all worlds, but I have much more restraint in my real life than in second life. Whew…okay… I need to get back on topic.

So I saw this dune buggy on flickr. I knew right away that it would end up in my inventory. I love driving vehicles around on my land. I spend a lot of time there. It’s something that makes me incredibly happy. I have flying brooms, cars, golf carts, hover boards, and now a dune buggy. The dune buggy can be found at this month’s Uber from Kalopsia. So you may see me on a sim that allows rezzing things with this latest edition to my inventory.

Okay, what are you still doing here? Get out there and have some fun already. Go grab a friend, lover, spouse, dog, cat, rabbit……oh hell just go shopping already.

As always, be good to one another.

Violet XOXO ♥

Credits

Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Head–Catwa–Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Ears–Mandala –Simple Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)
Choker, plaston necklace, and tear–Aisling –Karishma by ʙʟᴀᴋᴇ ʟᴏᴠᴇʟʟ (druunah.esharham)
Arm Band–Zaara–Raksha by ʙʟᴀᴋᴇ ʟᴏᴠᴇʟʟ (druunah.esharham)
Septum–swallow–Malika Septum Ring by Lucia (luciayes.magic)
Dress–Tetra–Sahara Dress–Coral by NataPorolo
Eyeshadow–Studio Exposure –Pack Makeup Catwa Limited Edition Pretty Girl Eyeshadow by Shanti (ashamti)
Lipstick–Studio Exposure –Pack Makeup Catwa Limited Edition Pretty Girl Lipgloss by Shanti (ashamti)
Hair–Truth–Dune by Truth Hawks
Eyes–Ikon –Triumph Eyes by Ikon Innovia
Skin–DeeTalez–Susanna by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)

Vehicle–Kalopsia –Dune Buggy by Isabeau Baragula