A Quiet Hour

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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”

John Lubbock

I found this quote, while lamenting about my time off. I couldn’t have said it better. Sometimes people require quiet and silence from everything around them. I am no exception. I took time to enjoy the sound of crickets, hear ocean waves, sleep, and eat really good food. I let myself give into doing absolutely nothing. I feel more relaxed than I have been in quite some time. I recharged my batteries and I’m ready to face the world again–kind of.

Let me explain. A few weeks ago, someone on plurk talked about how their blog changed, when they were going through things in rl. Their blogs became short and to the point. I thought it was good advice. Many people use sl to escape, work, socialize, be creative, and so many other reasons. I don’t want to disrupt that peace any more. I’d rather remain mute or get to the point rather quickly. Maybe this will be a permanent change with my blog or maybe it will change over time. But for right now, I shall get to the point and discuss events.

Now that being said, lets talk about my outfit in the above photo. My hair, flower crown, dress, and bracelets came from this month’s round at Collabor88. This month is their birthday celebration. It’s one of my favorite events. You will find bright colors, which reminded me of the mod trend in the 60’s. Everything is colorful and bright. I was very happy with this round, since all of those colors tend to lift me up, when I’m down. I hope that the colorful round at C88 lifts you up too. If you like anything in the above photo, please check out my credits.

Credits.

Flower Crown–LODE –Plastic Fantastic Wreath by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)
Hair–Stealthic –Sensual by Hunter (stealthic)
Dress–Decoy –Nadia Dress by Annette Voight
Bracelets–::NOIR::–Cindy Bracelets by N O I R (noirstore)

 

 

Mission Impossible

 

Impossible Mission

 

 

Uber was fantastic this round. I bought out the place. This dress is from Erratic and my glasses are from Minimal. The sword is from Violet Seduction at the Epiphany.

Please be kind to each other and to yourself.

Violet xoxo

Note added: I will be taking some time off from blogging this month.

Credits.

Sunglasses–Minimal–RX glasses by Ørs (ors.quan)
Dresses–Erratic–Nicki Ruched dress by erratic (erratic.rain)
Hair–Doux–Jennie–by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Sword–Violent Seduction –Ume Hime Tanto (Epiphany) by Father Iki (iki.akiri)
Makeup–Studio Exposure –KittyCat Pocketkit by Ashi Kezenn (ashamti)–July Powder Pack

Flame

 

 

The Fox and The Girl

 

 

Credits

Head–LeLutka –Simone by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya –lara by Onyx LeShelle
Kimono, Umbrella, Goldfish in hand–Zenith–Le Shen Gacha by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)
Zenko Kitsune–Cureless–Yakai Chronicles Gacha by Kaorinette
Hair–Besom–Lolla Essentials Rare Gacha by No Also. (kattington)
Wheels in the background–The Ugly and Beautiful –Firey Wanyudo (Enthralling Flames Gacha) by Aii (devilaii)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stars

Stars

 

“A poor self-image is the magnifying glass that can transform a trivial mistake or an imperfection into an overwhelming symbol of personal defeat.”

David D. Burns

My entire ensemble comes from the Crystal Heart Festival–crown, wings, gloves, wand, dress and boots. Everything mentioned above was created by Zenith, which is one of my favorite companies. The Crystal Heart Festival runs until July 31st. For further details, please check out my credits below.

Be kind to one another.

Violet XOXO

Credits

Body–Maitreya–Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Head–LeLutka –Simone by Thora Charron
Hair–Little Bones–Estine–by Nova Faerye
Arms, boots, dress, ward, and wings–Zenith–Guardians Of The Stars Wings by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)
Eyes–IKON–Charm Eyes–by Ikon Innovia

Beach Bum

 

Beach Bum

 

 

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” Amelia Earhart

I’d like to talk a little bit about second life etiquette for a minute. The other day, I was approached to take nude photos. I politely declined, but this individual insisted on trying to sway me otherwise. Even in a virtual world, I’d like to remind people that no means no. Please do not push the issue. It makes people feel uncomfortable and cornered. It’s just not a polite thing to do. Please respect your fellow residents.

Now that the SL etiquette discussion is over with, I’d like to talk about this fabulous outfit. I bought this hair from, you guessed it, Hair Fair. It’s by Exile and humorously called All My Best Lies. This hair has bento features included, which means the hair gracefully moves with your body. If the bento feature isn’t your cup of tea, the hair also has non bento hair included. I really adore how soft it’s styled.I really like this hair and see myself wearing it quite a bit this summer season.

Then, I headed over to Collabor88 and found this wonderful bathing suit from Blueberry. I am biased. Blueberry is one of my favorite go to companies. I always find great pieces from their store. The bathing suit is called Adrianna and is available in multiple hues. Finally, if you like this sandy look, Izzie’s has a sand body applier for the maitreya body. If you like any of these styles, please look at my credits located down below this post.

To conclude this wonderful summer post, I want to talk about the quote above. I love Amelia Earhart’s past, because of her courage, and bravery. It’s such a wonderful way to live life–taking it by the horns so to speak. I’ve never heard of comparing fear to paper tigers, but I like metaphor. There’s something oddly calming about thinking about my own fears in this regard. If only we could all live life this fearless, think of all the things we could accomplish. Thinking of her and this quote makes me smile, so I hope that this makes someone else smile.

Okay that’s all for now my lovely readers. Be good to one another!!

Violet XOXO

Credit

Hair–Exile –All My Best Lies by Kavar Cleanslate–Hair Fair
Bathing Suit–Collabor88–Adrianna by Blueberry (blueberryxx)–Collabor88
Sand–Izzie’s –Body and Face Beach Sand by Izzie Button

 

 

 

Hair Fair 2017 – Gifts & Dollarbies – Noirette & Brunette

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Hair Fair is full of incredible styles, newly created for this annual event. Some stores like to add to that by providing Gifts or Dollarbies (often which is also donated) and sometimes this can be hair, or other items they create for their brand. I combed (see what I did there) the Brunette and Noirette sims, and these are the items that I found. So if you missed them on your own trip around the event, this is a good reason to visit us again.

This is also a great place to take newer residents you may encounter during this time of year, as you could start them on their own love affair with Hair, and through the gifts and dollarbies, they could discover stores that become their go to for Hair for years to come.

I will do a follow up post with Blonde and Redhead soon.

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Blossom

 

 

Blossom

 

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt

 

I’ve always loved this quote, because it is so incredibly true. In the past, I’ve felt inferior to others. I gave people that power, unfortunately. It took this quote to remind me of a very important lesson. It’s important not to give someone that kind of power. People are just people–no matter who they are or where they come from. If you feel strong, you will be. If you feel like you can do something, then you can. You are only limited by your own limitations. The reason that it’s important not to let someone effect you like that is because you set yourself up for never feeling worthy of doing great things. We are always capable of doing great things.

Now that I have you feeling all warm and fuzzy, I’d like to talk about this outfit. I went to the Hair Fair for this lovely coif. It’s by Limerence and it’s called Jess. I really adore this hair. This company is new to me, which is always nice to discover new companies. It’s so soft and pretty. I had to pair it with some flowers, so I headed over to the Chapter Four. I played the Lode gacha machine and won the Spiderwort Flower in purple and gold. Then, after a few days of trying, I got into the Crystal Heart Fair and bought this cute pink outfit by Evani and it’s called Elliean skirt–and top. Finally, I paired it with makeup by Alaskametro called the Lumina makeup palette, which I got in this month’s powder pack.

Speaking of the Powder Pack, I’d really like to take a second to talk about it. I’m not one to get the monthly boxes, but I love makeup. I’ve wanted to try this one at least once, before casting any judgements. The Powder Pack is a box that you preorder which comes with a bunch of makeup from various companies. Right now, they have makeup for Catwa and LeLutka. If you preorder your box, you end up paying less. The dates for those orders are listed at their main headquarters. For catwa, it’s the first of the month. For LeLutka, it’s the 18th. It costs 1,500L. However, after the preorder dates, the box goes up to 3,000L. The boxes comes with skin, makeup, and eyebrows. The following companies currently participate in the monthly box: adored, Alaskametro, Amara Beauty, Arte, Egozy, Ohemo, Essences, Modish, Mudskin, Slack Girl, Studio Exposure, Zibska, Atelier Pepe, DeeTalez, Izzies, Just Magnetized, Pink Fuel, and Pumac. As you can see, there are a lot of companies that participate. You can also purchase past boxes, but again they cost 3,000L.

In my opinion, the powder pack box is really a bargain. It comes with so many products from some of the grids best companies out there. I see myself purchasing this box again in the future. I have found some of my favorite makeup in these powder pack boxes. It really is worth the linden.

I’ve had a great time shopping this month for makeup, hair, and clothes. There’s some fantastic summer shopping this month. So grab a friend and plan a trip. It’s so worth it.I hope you all have some summer fun on and off the grid. If you like any of the above styling, please check my credits below for landmarks.

As always, be kind to one another.

Violet XOXO

Credits

Headdress–Lode –Spiderwort Flower Purple and Gold by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)–Chapter four
Hair–Limerence –Jess Hair by Kirusik–Hair Fair 2017
Eyeshadow and Lipstick–Alaskametro–Lumina by Alaska Metropolitan–Included in July Powder Pack
Top and skirt–Evani –Elliean by · عvɑηi · (evastika.aura)–Crystal Heart Fair