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

 

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