The Mask

The Mask

Who are we really? No one person shows their true self in it’s entirety to everyone. I know I don’t, and it’s not because I’m not who I appear to be, it’s just that I’m more comfortable to show certain parts of myself to certain people. One person may see me as bubbly and funny and another may see me as somber and introverted, I’m both of those. I guess if someone is in my life long enough they’ll probably see me more completely than some, but I still need to feel the comfort and acceptance to show all of what I am. I can be a great jokester at times and sometimes it’s from just being in a good mood, other times it’s to hide a part of me. You know the saying, ‘if I don’t laugh…I’ll cry’…yea…that’s me sometimes. It may be a mask we put on to hide behind……but if I went around showing exactly how I feel…..honestly, everyone would run for the hills! I’m up….I’m down…..I’m sideways……and it can change at any moment…but the one true thing is that regardless of what I show, it’s me.

This is a little different than my norm, isn’t it! Every now and then I like to completely shake up my look and escape my comfort zone. When I do this, it’s usually wearing items from R2 Fashion. When the new round of Collabor88 opens up I always look at what’s new from R2 and the ‘shikura’ outfit jumped out at me. Although a lot of it is see through, I still feel covered, so I can pose and not feel completely exposed. This outfit comes in three parts, the boots, bra and panties, and little bolero are all sold separately,or as a fatpack, and are exclusively for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. It comes in six colours, and in case you’re curious, the panties come in two parts so if you like the feeling of going commando, you can do that too!

I love the ‘Kef’ hair from [Bad Hair Day]! [BAD] has a huge colour palette with each hair having two layers to customize independently, and the pack also includes a mirrored version.

This isn’t an accurate depiction of the gorgeous ‘Raine’ skin from Avada, but take a trip to AppliquΓ¨ when it opens on November 15 and see how pretty she is. ‘Raine’ is looking good on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Smoky Music’ set of poses from Le Poppycock!

All the Love I Have Inside

All the Love I Have Inside

I won’t desecrate any art work of such beauty with my words, that usually lack the grace that classic art, like the sculpture behind me, deserves. What I will do is share with you a lovely romantic song. I’m not a romantic so I find it hard to relate….but I’ll try my best! πŸ™‚

All The Love I Have Inside

When I wake up in the morning she is there,
With her sleepy smile and a long night of windy hair,
And when I hold her close beside me,
Well it feels so good,
That I’d like to stay here all day long,
If there’s a way that I could;

And when we go downstairs and start off onto the day,
Just one more cup of coffee, and I’m on my way,
We may not have perfection,
But we’re halfway there,
And I know it’s sentimental,
But I just wanted to say,
That all the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you;
And when I’ve had a heavy day and I’m going home,
She gives me time if she sees I want to be alone,
Ah but when the evening’s over,
And we go to bed,
Here comes the same old feeling,
It’s like a song in my head,
Well all the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you;
Here’s my love song to you, you…

~Chris De Burgh~

I have nothing more to say. πŸ™‚

But, you’re not getting away that easy without me babbling about something! I’m excited to show you the newest release from [Bad Hair Day]! This is ‘Qalb’ and it’s got some cool angles and lines that I must say seemed a little daunting for me! But, not one to back down from a challenge, I think I managed it quite well! You can’t see the other side but it’s a shaved hair base showing so it would be a great way to show off your favourite! You know that [BAD] hair has a HUGE colour palette, that every hair has two layers to colour independently, and that there’ a mirrored version included! You knew that right?

I’m sitting quietly beside the always gorgeous art work of Silas Merlin. This is ‘The Abduction of Psyche’ and it’s from the ‘Bouguereau’ gacha set available at the Le Six Event. The set consists of 8 commons and 1 RARE, and all are classic beauty. You can see more work from Silas Merlin at The Silas Gallery.

I’m perched on the ‘Accent Gift Chair’ from the ‘Kate’s Vintage Chairs’ collection from Nutmeg.

I’ve made a few stops in at the sale at the /erratic/ main store and this time around I picked up the ‘Cecilia Lingerie’ in ivory.

Just to let you know, the gorgeous skin I’ve been wearing for the last while has a release date! ‘Raine’ will be released on November 15 at AppliquΓ¨! I’m so excited, I think this is the most gorgeous skin that Avada has released, she’s stunning with her oh so kissable lips! πŸ™‚ I’m wearing the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m using pose 5m from the ‘Thoughts’ set of poses from oOo Studio Poses.

I’ve added a bit of lighting from my handy dandy LumiPro….I couldn’t live without it! Well, that’s going a little far…but you know what I mean. πŸ™‚

And that’s it folks!

Things That Go Bump In the Night

Things That Go Bump In the Night

Ohhhh…there’s nothing scarier than waking up suddenly in the middle of the night after having heard something unidentifiable! I’ve been there…..many many times. I’ve always been kind of jumpy and I spent most of my early years listening to loud music…solely for the purpose of covering up any sound that I might hear. There was always tappings and clunks and the odd scuffle sound in the old house. I’d lay in bed, frozen and not breathing for fear of it happening again. And it sometimes did. Where I live now, there’s no sounds, except the furnace cutting in, the coyotes skulking out in the yard, or the ice maker in the fridge dropping cubes into the tray. There are times though that the dog wakes up for some reason, that I have no idea of, and she has a conniption and runs to the door. It’s times like that that I don’t know whether to go out and see or close the drapes and pretend there’s nothing out there. I do love my dog, she’s a real sweetie, but does anyone with pets in the house ever wonder why they stare at you? Mine does it all the time and I get paranoid and ask her, ‘What’s wrong, am I going to die?. You know they say dogs can sense these types of things…..well I’m still here so I guess that’s not it!

I’ve got some goodies here today for you! Starting with the incredible ‘Distressed Lipstick and Shadow’ from Veechi! I love this look…..it’s kind of how I look when I apply my make up in real life, only mine’s not this neat! These are sold separately and are available at N21. These are compatible with the Lelutka and Catwa mesh heads and I’d like to mention that they only work on the Catwa BENTO mesh heads! There’s a notecard included with the step by step instructions to wear them together on the Catwa head, which I read and reread a few times to get it right! If I can do it, anyone can!

The October round of Men Only Monthly is open for business and !NFINITY has the ‘MEMEMTO Necklace’ exclusive to the event. It comes in gold or silver, it’s scripted for easy resizing and the pendant is so easy to put your own image in! I’ve put in a pic of, who else, Eddie Vedder! I will hug this necklace in my sleep! πŸ˜€

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I’m wearing the ‘KEF’ hair from [BAD HAIR DAY] here and it’s such a distinctive look! Step one to standing out in the crowd? Wear [BAD] hair…..there’s none like it. The colour palette is huge and each hair comes with a mirrored version for lots of options. And remember that all the hair comes with two layers to colour independently, so even more options!!

You can see I’m wearing rings in the large pic, but for a closer look refer to the close up. These are the ‘Suki Rings’ from Slipper Originals and they’re available at the current round of Designer Circle. They’re HUD driven with 10 metals to select from, each ring can be turned on/off, and there’s a set for both hands. These are fitted for the bento mesh hands from Maitreya and the SLink Dynamic hands.

The ‘Atomic Crop Top’ from Tres Blah was in a previous round of Luxe Box! I’ve never been disappointed in the items from Tres Blah there….but then again I would never expect to be.

These jeans are from September ’16 Luxe Box from Blueberry. They’re timeless!

The ‘USAGI Trainers’ are from [Vale Koer].

As usual I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. Remember that it won’t be available until November…so keep watching for news on it’s release. I’m wearing it on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’ve fallen completely in love with poses from Del May. This is ‘Wall Melt, male’ and it’s really a very versatile pose…..I could just as easily be drunk, as scared, tired, and on the verge of giving up to the clown!

And speaking of the clown, it’s from the ‘Circus Rot’ gacha set from Remarkable Oblivion. The gacha is 100L$ per play, but each item is spectacular, like YoYo the clown, here!

I’m standing in the ‘Tales of Horror-Corridor’ from Hera and available at the October round of POCKETGACHA. I really love this easy way of playing gachas at a fair, all from the comfort of my own home. There’s 9 commons and one rare to play for.

Heyyyy………My Face is Up Here

Heyyyy.........My Face is Up Here

While checking out my stats and profile on flickr I found out which of my pictures is most popular. It’s solely rated on the number of faves it has, and I will admit it’s a pretty good one, but, it’s of my a**! yea…of all of my thousand and some pictures that I’ve put on flickr, it’s my a** that everyone wants to see! So, because of that, today I’ll show you my face! You remember my face……it has two eyes, a nose, two lips and a look that brings on the question, ‘what are you mad at?’! And I have to say, ‘It’s just my face!’. In Second Life I have a fairly pretty face that I think represents ‘me’ fairly well. I think it expresses who I am in real life and I look at Liz and see myself. They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but how does anyone see my soul when they only look at my a**? πŸ˜› I’m sure I’ll need to put my back to the camera again and feature my backside, but until then, I guess you can check out my most popular picture on flickr, I’m starting to think it’s my best feature! πŸ˜€

Firstly, the ‘Felicity Palm Ring’ from Slipper Originals is a unique piece of jewellery that really stands out from the crowd. It’s a simple band with a gorgeous set of gems set into it to accent the back of the hand! They’re fitted for the Maitreya and SLink bento hands and there’s left and right versions included. Like all HUDs from SO, there’s a schwack of colour options which consists 14 gems and six metals. It’s available for the next few days at Designer Circle, and will then be at the Slipper Originals main store.

At first glance you may think that it’s just another picture of Liz, but if you look closely you may see some slight changes. I’ve been given a chance to preview an upcoming release of a new skin from Avada, and I couldn’t be happier! This is ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone and the detailing is incredible! These lips are begging to be kissed, and by someone that knows how! πŸ˜€ You won’t be able to get your own copy of this fab skin until November, but until then….just keep looking at me! Thanks so much, Stephanie for this exclusive preview!

I’m using a pose from the ‘Xion’ set of poses from Animosity! The set includes 6 poses and I want to remind everyone that they’re made for a male avatar so the ladies may have to make some adjustments to their shape for them to work properly. I love the diversity and uniqueness of poses from Animosity, they can really help get the creative juices flowing! The ‘Xion’ set is available at Men Only Monthly until October 15 and then watch for them at the Animosity main store, which is currently under construction.

Pimp My Sh!t is back and going strong in the October round of the Bodyfy event! I’m wearing the ‘Smokey Eyeshadow’ set that’s an exclusive to the event. It’s compatible with Catwa, Lelutka and Omega heads and also classic avatars. I love the smokey look for a dark and mysterious aura!

I new I’d be coming back to wear the ‘Amal’ hair from [BAD HAIR DAY]. It’s just that kind of hair style that I can put on knowing it looks good and I can explore Second Life with confidence! This colour is from the ‘browns’ pack and it’s the first look I’ve shown of all one colour, since I usually opt for a combination of naturals and colours. The [BAD] colour palette is huge and each hair has two layers that can be customized independently along with the inclusion of a mirrored version.

My eyes are one of the ten selections from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ set of eyes from Zombie Suicide.

You’re getting a glimpse of the strap of the ‘Sideview Bodysuit’ from Vale Koer and available at the current round of ~uber~, which runs until October 23.. It’s really worth seeing the whole thing….it’s so sexy! πŸ˜‰

As usual, I’m wearing the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya, bento hands included.

A Musical Interlude For You

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I always like doing a musical interlude, it lets me get by with little thought to a blog post and it gives me an excuse to get lost in youtube! Once I get going time becomes irrelevant, I just lost 15 minutes while writing this! The song I have for you today is something that maybe not many people have heard of and you’ll have to be a bit of a country music fan to like it. It’s called ‘Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer‘ by Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans and I think it’s kind of fitting for this picture! Enjoy!

I just love this hair from [BAD HAIR DAY]! This is ‘Mangata’ and it’s super long bangs that cover half of my face is perfect for the mysterious look and the asymmetrical bob is one of my favourite styles. It’s smooth sleek look and how it perfectly frames the face is quite a dramatic look but it can still be versatile and accent lots of different styles of clothes. And remember the massive colour palette that [BAD] is known for, there’s something for everyone! You can’t get your hands on this one yet, though, it’s going to be exclusive to the autumn round of The Seasons Story which starts on October 10, so just a few days to wait. Don’t go forgetting about this before then, eh!! πŸ˜€ Drop in to the [BAD] main store to peruse their wonderful styles until then!

I wanted to really show my face and hair so I matched it with the ‘Off Shoulder Tight Top’ from Tetra. I’ve got the fatpack and with all the exclusive colours when buying the fat pack it’s well worth it.

The ‘Royal Autumn Forest Acorn’ necklace from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery is a real looker! I love it’s bold design and rich gold colour. It’s exclusive to the ForMax Event on now until October 10 in support of Maxwell Graf who has come upon some difficult times right now in real life. It comes in short and long versions and also included is both silver and gold acorn rings.

I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo 3.0’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Shadows Bliss’ set of poses from Bauhaus Movement and available now at The Liaison Collaborative.

I’m at the lovely Hazardous sim for this picture!