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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.

Sad Reflection

This is the day that I’m sure most people take a few minutes for sad reflection. I can’t believe it’s been 16 years since that terrible day. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing, as I’m sure most people can. It was a cool fall day, I’d gone for my daily 1 mile walk and enjoyed the clean crisp air. I’d made a pot of coffee for my mid morning break and it was then I decided to turn on the TV. Which was actually really weird, because I never watch morning TV. But, I did and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I was disturbed and in utter disbelief as the events unfolded, I couldn’t look away and as it progressed I couldn’t comprehend it all. As the years have passed I still think about that day and how everyone woke up that morning, got ready for work and carried on like it was any other day, thankfully, not knowing what was to happen. Never forget! ♥ It’s also at this time of year that 14 years ago I was at the lowest point of my life, and struggling to find a reason to carry on. Needless to say, I did manage to get through it, it’s been a lot of work and some very tough times since, but I think I’ve got it together, now! Better late than never, I guess! 😀 If only I knew then what I know now, I could have maybe prevented it, but ultimately it was that point in my life that things started turning around. Everything happens for a reason, and in order for me to rise up and live again, I had to hit that dark and cold rock bottom. So, today is a day to remember, of loved ones lost, of the strength of the human spirit, and to live each day with love and acceptance, and to never waste even one minute.

I love how this turned out, I must say! I’m showing you the ‘Amal’ hair from [BAD HAIR DAY], and this is the one hair that I will never let get lost in my inventory! It’s jaw dropping gorgeous and incredibly versatile and very flattering to ‘muh face’! 😀 I’ll remind you that the colour palette from [BAD] is huge, and oh so gorgeous! I’ll never tire of this combination here. I love soft blues and purples, and all the other colour combinations there is. There’s ten colour packs to choose from, or the fatpack, and each set has 28 colours. On top of that, the hair has two layers to customize independently so there’s a huge amount of combinations possible! ‘Amal’ is available now at the [BAD] main store or on Market Place.

Take a minute to zoom in close to see the ‘Cloudy Day Necklace’ a bit better! It’s from !NFINITY and has matching earrings included. The necklace and right and left earrings are all HUD driven separately so you can mix and match, and with each piece having 12 options, it should work for anything you might want to wear it with. I’ve picked the stormy option, which was kind of fitting today!

As per usual, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘meil’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. You can only see a little bit of the ‘Dark Metallic Eyeshadow’ from Izzie’s, that I’ve added!

This gorgeous pose is ‘Sad Reflection’ from Del May. The variety of singles and couples poses are incredible. All of the poses are expressive, super natural looking, and unique, which should really kick your creativity into overdrive!

Blessing and Curse

It is both a blessing
And a curse
To feel everything
So very deeply.

~David Jones~

I’m always looking at quotes and lyrics and this one struck me as very apropos for the day. My emotions are always in a state of flux and as they swirl and change during each day, I sometimes feel I’m only along for the ride. This isn’t about being moody or unpredictable, as no one ever really sees these changes. As thoughts go through my mind I feel myself rise up in happiness and plummet when sadness overtakes me. I feel every emotion strongly and am brought to tears easily, but when I find something funny I can laugh with wild abandon. I’m not ashamed of feeling deeply and showing a soft side to my heart, for it’s not weakness, I believe it’s strength that has come from not feeling anything for far too long.

I’ve fallen completely in love with each new release from [BAD HAIR DAY]! This is ‘Kef’, the latest release, and it’s edgy, original, and completely ME! It’s unrigged mesh, scripted for resizing, and includes a mirrored version. If you’re not familiar with the colour palette from [BAD], you definitely have to get acquainted with it. There’s ten colour packs in total and each pack includes 24 textures…..plus……the hair has 2 independent layers to colour, so if you do your math you’ll see that there’s, like, at least a billion colour combinations! Ummm….math never was my strong subject! You can visit the [BAD HAIR DAY] main store or find them on Market Place.

The lovely ‘Luna’ skin in ‘vivante’ tone from Avada is still my favourite! I’m wearing it on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the twelve colours of eyeshadow that’s included in the Satin Eyeshadows set from Buzzeri. It’s available at Blush.

Lighting by LumiPro.

I love this pose! This is the ‘Heartbroken’ pose from CKEY Poses.