Del May

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.

Let It Go

There are a few things in life that I’ve learned. Of course, things don’t always sink in the first time around, but the art of ‘letting it go’ is an important one for me. I went for a lot of years carrying around anger, hate, grief, and lots of other emotions that did nothing but drag me down. There came a time that I found out that a person can only keep so much inside. I hated a lot of people for what I believed they did to me and I held grudges and vowed to never forget. You know what? The only one that hurt was myself. The other person didn’t seem bothered by it, if they were even aware of how I felt at all. I learned that the most important thing I could do for myself is forgive. I don’t mean you have to phone someone up and say it to them. When I chose to forgive it wasn’t for them, it was for my inner peace. Once I’d forgiven the person for what they did, I could then let it go. It doesn’t make me a weak person, it makes me a happy one. I read once the question, ‘would you rather be right or happy?’ and it really hit home. I may be the one who was wronged, but to remain firm in knowing I was right did nothing but keep the anger or hurt festering inside me. I’ve worked on forgiving everyone who I feel have hurt me, and it’s rather freeing. Think of it as taking a balloon filled with helium and putting all of your pain and anger in it, then on a lovely fall day hold it up, close your eyes, and let it go!

I want to say how honoured I am to be chosen the Slipper Originals Blogger of the Month for August. Elle has a few wonderful ways of celebrating this milestone and one of them is naming one of her creations after the blogger. So, I’m really proud to show you the ‘Liz Bento Rings’ which are exclusive to the current round of Designer Circle! The set includes four rings per hand and the HUD for them is HUGE! Each hand can be customized separately as well as each ring on each finger. So if you want to mix your metals….go for it! If you want to take some of the set off, you can do that! And if you just want to wear one little pinkie ring, consider it done!! Thank you, Elle, your creations are what make blogging for you such a joy!

The ‘Coco Leather Jacket’ is an older release from LEGAL INSANITY but I think it’s completely timeless! There’s nothing more comfy than a leather jacket that’s been worn enough to feel like it’s giving a hug. The top can be worn with the jacket, or not, it’s up to you and it’s HUD driven with 12 colours to pick from plus two metals, and…….the sleeves of the jacket can be changed to fabric with 7 colours to customize. It comes in 7 colours and this is the brown version. You’ll find it at the LEGAL INSANITY main store.

The ‘Ribbon Collar’ is my choker of choice! It’s from !NFINITY and comes in three metals with each being HUD driven with 7 ribbon colours.

The ‘MAYU’ hair is my favourite breezy hairdo. It’s from Argrace.

My look all starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the fifteen colours from the ‘Dark Metallic Eyeshadow’ HUD from Izzie’s.

This is the ‘Aloft’ pose from Del May. It’s expressive without being over done! Perfect in my opinion. 🙂

The pretty balloon(you’ll have to take my word that it’s a pretty balloon) is from the ‘Garden Party Set’ of the ‘Fairylight Balloons’ from +Half-Deer+.

I haven’t been to Hazardous for awhile so thought it was time to stop in and enjoy the view.

I Die a Little Inside

A little part of me dies when I see suffering! I want to heal the injured and cure the sick. I want to take away the suffering and ease the pain of others, be it human or animal. I wish nothing had to endure what this sometimes harsh life puts upon us. I face a decision today, and not one I take lightly. But, for me, the decision is made with love, to bring peace and ease the pain of one that I love. I prepare for the inevitable, I weep with the sorrow of losing a part of my family, for my pets are my family! I’ve been through this many times in my life and it never gets easier, but I know in my heart that it’s the right thing to do. So, today I have few words, for I’ve died a little inside!

I stayed home last night, just taking some quiet time to think and reflect. I was planning on making this a humourous post, but with RL things going on, I feel no humour. So, I’ll just get to the business at hand. First off, LEGAL INSANITY has released the ‘Katja Lingerie” exclusive to the Frou Frou event. This event specializes in original mesh lingerie and runs until October 8. The ‘Katja Lingerie’ from LI comes in lots of colours, and if you get the fatpack there’s lots of exclusives with that…and all kinds of customizing is possible! It’s fitted for the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh bodies and has kind of a vintage feel to it. This texture here is exclusive to the fatpack!

I want to jump to the home decor info now, to bring attention to the ‘Dreamers Projector’ from [ keke ]. When advanced lighting is enabled it projects the moon onto the surface it’s aimed at. It makes for a really nice atmosphere in a room or even outside on a screen or the wall of a building. Also from [ keke ] is the ‘Autumn Bell Jar, moth’. It’s a surprisingly large jar holding a beautiful array of leaves, branch, and moths and it’s perfect for fall decorating. [ keke ] always has incredible things to add to your home to make it that little bit more cozy!

The ‘WAKANA’ hair is from Argrace. I love the little pieces that move with me as I move!

My look all starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento meah head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The house plants to the left are from {what next} and the outline to the right of me is the ‘Leather Chair & Pillow’ in caramel from brocante. You can’t see it well, but I know it’s there!

I’ve become a huge admirer of the poses from Del May. They convey emotion and look so natural. This is the ‘Piano Shoulders’ pose.

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!