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I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

And the reason for that is……what I’m looking for keeps changing! In the course of a lifetime there’s no way someone can finally find what they’re looking for and then stay right there. It’s so easy for life to become stagnant when a person thinks they’ve found exactly what they want, and then remain in one place for the rest of their life. It’s great to find what you’re looking for, but never give up on new things to find! If you’ve found the job you’ve always wanted…perfect….but you can’t just be happy with having it, you have to continue to find fulfillment in it. You’ve found the partner you’ve always dreamed of, that’s great too. But, the work in finding the right person is tiny compared to what it takes to keep the relationship strong. Now that you’re not alone, it becomes the two of you who still haven’t found what you’re looking for. But, if the goals and dreams are shared, it’s much more fun to enjoy the trip with someone. Over the course of life many goals and dreams are searched for, but it’s OK to change your goals, to decide that maybe what you wanted isn’t what you really need in your life. A person learns some hard lessons trying to find what they’re looking for, but no matter the outcome, never give up searching, because there’s always something worth finding.

I can’t believe it’s already December! The time is marching on at very rapid rate and it’s kind of scary. every day behind me is one less ahead of me, how’s that for a happy thought! But, we can’t stop it so we may as well accept it and enjoy each minute as it happens. One thing to get excited about with the end of one month and the beginning of another is all the events that start new, on the first of the month. FaMESHed is one such event and this month [BAD HAIR DAY] is in on the action! The ‘Bousni’ hair is a women’s only style with beautiful lines that really frame the face nicely. It’s swept back on the opposite ear that I’m showing, I’m always a sucker for the mysterious look! As you probably know, the [BAD] colour palette is huge and each hair has two layers to colour indepentently for lots of colour options. Each colour pack contains 24 textures, so when you add the two layers there’s an incomprehensible number of options with which to play with. You will find a colour combination that works for you! This festive round of FaMESHed runs until December 27.

I know real life is screaming ‘winter’ at me, but in Second Life I still can’t resist wearing clothing that’s a little short on coverage! The ‘Mellon Long Sleeved Shirt’ from Addams is a top that covers what needs to be, but still shows enough to be sexy! A bare midriff is always in style!

The ‘Batra and Leok’ tattoo from Isuka is simply gorgeous. The details are amazing and with 3 ink tones it looks great on any skin tone.

You can’t see much bare skin here, but it’s the beautiful ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. It’s at the current round of APPLIQUÈ, right up until December 7, after that it will be at the mainstore. I’m wearing the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya, as always!

This is a men’s pose called ‘Avoid Me’ from Del May.

Just Relax............and Breathe

I’m decluttering my mind today, trying to settle down my thoughts and find a state of peace, that I can sustain. A friend gave me this link to listen to to help still my racing thoughts and learn to breathe deep, so for everyone who needs a bit of quiet time, please enjoy Enigma.

Today I’m featuring [BAD HAIR DAY] with the ‘Rahma’ hair which is available now at Men Only Monthly. As you can see it’s not really for men only, it’s for anyone who likes to be a little bit different! That’s what I love about [BAD] hair, it’s unique styling along with the huge colour palette make it so easy to make it your own. I’m always partial to the black and white mix, but all ten colour packs are gorgeous. The hair has two layers for extra customizing and comes with a mirror version to mix it up a bit. ‘Rahma’ comes in small and large sizes and is unrigged to make it fit just right! MOM runs until December 15.

I’m wearing the ‘Wedding Tux, black plain’ from Yasum here……it’s a little bit of a top, along with nice high waisted, straight leg pants for a really sleek look! These are exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body and available now at the Hipster Women’s Event.

The ‘Red Rose’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Wear is simply stunning! I wanted to really show off the vibrant red roses by wearing a monochrome outfit and it makes them really pop! It’s compatible with all the major mesh bodies plus any Omega enabled mesh bodies.

I’m wearing the ‘Sultry Shadow’ from Veechi for a simple yet elegant eye make up. It’s available now at District 20. It’s compatible with the Catwa and Lelutka bento mesh heads and includes 9 colours. My whole look starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, which is available now at APPLIQUÈ. The rest of me is the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

Ok, so this is really embarrassing, but I can’t for the life of me remember who this pose is from! I’m so sorry to whoever the maker is, it may come to me yet, I hope. If you see this and recognize it as your pose….please please let me know!

I made my first visit to the beautiful winter sim ‘North‘. It’s gorgeous, and aside from some guy using incredible pick up lines like, ‘Do you wear spandex all the time?’, it was a very pleasant outing!

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 Appliquè 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!

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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!! 😀 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!

Shades of Blue

I’ve never considered blue one of my favourite colours. I’ve always been more of a ‘greens’ person, and mostly the warmer colours, I’m not a fan of most pastels and the cooler shades. So, when fall comes around I like the greens, golds, and browns all mixed together, it’s like a big warm hug, to me. Blue is something else entirely to me, blue is a feeling, it’s tangible and I feel it more than anything. I know that ‘feeling blue’ isn’t anything new, but I don’t think of it like Bob Dylan’s song, ‘Tangled Up in Blue’, I think of it more as all consuming. The blue envelopes me, holding me close and not wanting to ease it’s grip on me. I have to struggle to find my way out of it’s hold and the darker the shade of blue the more difficult it is to do. The dark of midnight blue completely engulfs me and I fight to get the strength to overcome it. Yet, the softness of cornflower blue or sky blue is almost calming and although I don’t consider it a happy colour it’s not a blue that brings me down. One of the ways I can find peace is to look up at the pale blue sky and it reminds me that my life is very small in comparison to the vast world I live in. And that even one minute lost to sadness can’t be regained. I’m a firm believer that colours can be used to bring out certain emotions and for me, bright colours are a little to aggressive. I like muted colours that whisper to me, calming my anxieties and slowing my mind.

I’ve completely fallen in love with the blues in the [BAD HAIR DAY] colour palette. I’ve tried all of the colour packs there is, which is vast, and I always seem to come back to the ‘blacks & whites’ with blue and soft purple. This is ‘Demure’ and it’s a new release from [BAD]. It’s got the great angles and layers and the side I’m not showing you has only shaved hair base, so be prepared for that. Like all [BAD] hair there’s ten colour packs to choose from, each with two HUDs for the two layers of customization, and there’s a mirrored version included. The options are endless!

A recent release from Metamorphoses Tattoo is the ‘Nymphalida’ tattoo. It consists of three delicate and finely detailed butterflies on each wrist and it comes in grey(two tones) and coloured. It’s compatible with pretty much any mesh body you have and also classic avatars.

This top is the ‘Bella Tank Top, white’ from Tres Blah.

My look all starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone Avada on the ‘Lilo 3.0’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the nine eye shadow options from the ‘Harvest Shadow’ pack from Veechi. The ‘Shaved Hair Base’ is from Dura Hair. My eyes are from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ pack from Zombie Suicide.

The pose is ‘Toxic Model’ from Del May.