Mistakes

 

Mistakes

 

 

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” Benjamin Franklin
I found this quote at a time contemplating my own mistakes in all worlds. Benjamin Franklin simply meant that mistakes and failures don’t ruin us. They give us opportunities to grow and move on from them. They teach us something about ourselves good and bad. I made a mistake this week, but not the kind where you left your keys on the counter instead of the key ring. It was this blaring mistake with awful consequences. I ended up hurting my friend in the process, which I’ll always be sorry for. I never want to hurt people, yet I do.
Instead of self pity for my own mistakes, I’d rather take a minute to thank people instead, because life is not always about me. Life is about people. The struggles and adversity that people endure becomes a piece of each person–yet does not define them. I’m thankful for a friend who taught me that lesson. Thank you Yumi. Sometimes it is the kindness that people show to one another. They seem to be happy by making others happy. Thank you Manky. It’s the people who spend endless amount of time getting to know their closest friend and teaching them about editing photos—and even how you work this bloody thing called second life. I wouldn’t know how to edit my clothes without you–or how to dress at times. Thank you Matzu. Then, there are those whose life is defined by silliness and a willingness to say anything in hopes of a laugh. The ones who look up events and make you excited. Thank you Kira. Finally, it’s the role-players who lift the spirit of a person behind a screen struggling. I’ll leave that one nameless. I’m thankful for this person none the less. Thank you to the friends who have kept me company in the late hours/early morning by inviting me out to see them dj and host. I love supporting people who love music just as much as I do. I get to shake my booty with the likes of Stormy, Pixie, Lilly, River and Byte. Thank you Mattuh for your funny things that you send me. Thank you Pizzy for sending me a Christmas card on a tough day. You are all an important part of my second life.
I know that all of these people have real lives. They have their own unique struggles. Yet despite all of that, they make time for others in some way. Hopefully by my own screw ups, I learn to appreciate people more and make others feel listened to–and validated. Maybe just maybe, I will learn to whine less and be there for others more. Hopefully, I will learn to shut my mouth and just listen. I even bought a mask to help me with that problem! I’m not a perfect person. I’m flawed. I make mistakes, but I have a good heart–or at least I’d like to think so. We’re all bound to make an error in judgement, but like Benjamin Franklin said those mistakes don’t ruin us. They give us an opportunity to grow and to become better. I can only hope that I am there more for others because the world is bigger than Violet. I hear you. I see you. You are not alone. I’m sending every one of you a virtual hug. Be kind and good to yourselves in your waking hours, because I do care about you.
Finally, I get to talk a little bit about the above photo. I went to Uber two days ago with one of my closest friends. We found this top and mask from Vinyl. I just had to buy it. The mask is called Neo Meddy Mask. The bra and turtleneck are called Scars. Both are available in multiple colors and designs. You will just have to check them out for yourselves!
See credits down below for styling.
Be kind to one another. Cheers.
Violet XOXO
Credits
Head–LeLutka –Simone Bento by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hair–Doe –Sugar by Helyanwe Vindaloo
Ears–Mandala –Simple Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)
Jeans–Foxes –Skinny Jeans by Tyr Sinister (tyr.rozenblum)
Eyes–IKON–Charm Eyes by Ikon Innovia
Mask–Vinyl –Neo Meddy Mask by lιттle тoaѕт (sukoshitosuto)
Bra–Vinyl –Scars Bra by lιттle тoaѕт (sukoshitosuto)
Turtleneck–Vinyl –Scars Turtleneck by lιттle тoaѕт (sukoshitosuto)
Hands–Vista –Prohand Bento by VistaMesh
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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