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Plastic Paradise

Plastic Paradise

What is there to say about this plastic world we live in? Everything is disposable, it’s become a ‘throw away’ society. Where is ‘away’ though? It all goes somewhere. Just because it’s not in your possession anymore doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It’s too easy to toss something that’s not wanted and not worry about where it goes. The truly sad part about a disposable society is that everything then becomes disposable. When human relationships are so easily tossed aside and what used to be important in life has become so much trash, we’re left with a hollow and broken society with values and empathy becoming a thing of the past. Where do we go from here?

That’s kind of depressing, but it’s my thought of the moment. I hope everyone is enjoying their day, regardless of where you are and what time of day it is. It’s an early Saturday morning for me and it’s a nice clear morning out there, but going to be a hot one. But all that is irrelevant because in Second Life it’s always as sunny as you want it to be and everyone is smiling and happy! Well, not all, there’s lots of drama and negativity out there that’s hard to take, but I choose to stay away from it and enjoy my Second Life!

Today’s look is all about plastic, and with good reason. The new round of Collabor88 is open for business and the theme for this month is, you guessed it, ‘Plastic Fantastic’! First off is the ‘Aada Skirts and Jackets’ from LEGAL INSANITY! Don’t be shy girls, they both come with underthings to cover up a bit if you like, so the opacity isn’t a factor in your person comfort! They’re fitted for the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya(seen here) mesh bodies and come in a wide variety of colours. One other thing that you need to know is that this round is the Birthday round for Collabor88, so expect extra long line ups to get in and oodles of guest designers! You’ll find the full gallery of participating designers on the Seraphim website.

Also at Collabor88 is the ‘Josie Bootie’ from NX-Nardcotix! These are adorable! The main part of the bootie is clear with polka dots and the trim, heel and sole are made of a good sturdy plastic, for your walking enjoyment! There’s ten colours to choose from and they fit the SLink(seen here), Belleza, and Maitreya high feet.

The August releases are out at Argrace and I ran over the pick them up! The ‘SAYAKA’ hair is a wash and wear style that any lover of short hair has to have!

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the Lara(bento hands included) mesh body from Maitreya, along with the high feet from SLink.

This pose is from the ‘Journeys’ set of poses from Marukin.

I’m using the ‘Hype-Beast Backdrop 03 from the Hype-Beast’ gacha set from [Bad Unicorn].

Peace and Love

Peace and Love

There is no path to Happiness.
Happiness is the path. There is
no path to Love. Love is the
path. There is no path to Peace.
Peace is the path.

~Dan Millman~

This was a tough quote to find who to credit it to. There’s been several variations of this quote and it seems once someone changes a word or two, they take it as their own. So if you prefer a different version from someone else, that’s fine, they all say the same thing. Love, peace, and happiness are a journey, not the destination. So sit back, relax and enjoy the trip! 😀

I want you to zoom in real close when viewing on flickr and have a gander at the ‘Lovey Bento Rings’ from Slipper Originals. These are so pretty and have a wonderful message. They’re fitted for the Maitreya(seen here) and SLink bento hands and both right and left are included. They’re HUD driven with six metals to choose from and you can also remove any that you may not want to wear, so you can wear as many, or as few, as you want! These rings are exclusive to Designer Circle.

While you’re in close you can also have a look at the pretty pink ‘Moon Garden’ nail appliers from Hello Dave. This set of five mani/pedi nails are the latest VIP group gift, so if you’re not a VIP yet, you should be. There’s lots of group gifts released plus every past group gift is there to grab. That’s one huge pack of nails! There’s a one time fee of 100L$ to join the VIP group, but you’ll recoup your money just by taking the pack of past group gifts. These nails are SLink, Omega, and Maitreya compatible.

Are these shorts short enough for ya? They fit perfectly on my Lara mesh body from Maitreya, but they’re fitted for the SLink and Belleza mesh bodies, too. The ‘Myra Shorts’ are from LEGAL INSANITY and are exclusive to Shiny Shabby. They come in five denims with two metal options and six colours for the laces. You may as well grab the fatpack, I know you want to! 🙂

The lovely skin you see is ‘Luna’ in ‘peche’ tone from Avada.

The pose is from the ‘Journeys’ pose set from Marukin. It’s from the July round of C88, so it should be in the main store soon.

And as for my home decor, the ladder/birdhouses and the birdcage decor are both from gacha sets from Myrrine. The ‘Beach’ sign is from a gacha from Bee Designs. The ‘Daisy Pot’ is from miwa’s airship and the Mid Century bed in the background is from Dutchie.

The Mask

The Mask

What mask do you wear? We all wear one! Anyone who works in the service industry and among the public needs a mask, it’s mandatory! I wear a mask, though not as much as I have in the past. Anyone who’s suffered from depression and anxiety has the mask handy for any time spent out among people. It’s truly exhausting to wear, to pretend you’re happy, when inside you’re drowning and it’s taking all the energy a body can muster to appear to be what people expect. There’s been times in life when I’ve had to put on that happy face, and when I’m finally able to come home…I lock the door and try to block out all of my surroundings to get a little bit of my sanity back. Thankfully I’m able to keep those times to a minimum now!! How often have you heard about a serious crime, and when the perpetrator is named everyone comments on how charming and kind that person was. I watch a lot of true crime shows and it seems like all the really evil people wear a real genuine looking mask! They are trusted and well liked and seem to blend in well with everyone else! Well, I’m wearing a mask here…..with a little bit of particle effect, but I’m not hiding any shady or untrustworthy side! Actually, with this outfit, I’m hiding very little!!

The Vindicator Set is a new gacha set from lassitude & ennui and it’s available, starting today, at The Gacha Garden! The set consists of the boots and bikini in six colours, plus the Princess, RARE version! I’m wearing the rose version for a soft look! The set is Maitreya and SLink(Hourglass and Physique) mesh body compatible!! The Seeds of Inspiration prize, which is given when the machine is played twenty times by one avatar, is the Vindicator Blindfold, which is HUD driven with colours to match the set and has really cool particle eyes! The Seeds of Inspiration prize is retired at the end of the event! The Gacha Garden runs until the end of the month!

The gorgeous tattoo is the Don’t Waste Time tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t!

The Rue hair was the gift for the Hair Fair 2016 from KoKoLoReS! I didn’t see it at the main store, but I did pick up the August VIP group gift that came out today!!

I’m wearing the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, in the cream skin tone along with one of the lip stick colours from the Sparkling Champagne set. I also have the Maitreya mesh body with the high feet and I’ve got the casual hands from SLink on too!

The poses are from the brighton set from (marukin), which is available at Collabor88, for the next few days!

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

Have you done yours today? Well, it’s early Sunday morning, where I am, so there’s lots of time to complete mine! If every single one of us made a point each day to do one random act of kindness for someone, just think about all the feel good vibes out there! Have you received a random act of kindness? If you have it’s time to pay it back in some small way! Awhile back a friend and I were in the drive thru line up of our local Tim Horton’s, and we mentioned that we’d heard of people paying for the order of the car behind them in the line! We agreed it’s a very cool concept, but have never done it or received it! When it was our turn to get our ordered items, which were 2 cafe mochas that day, the clerk said that they’d been paid for by the car ahead of us! We were stunned, since we had just discussed that exact same scenario, what were the chances of it actually happening to us for the very first time! We gave a big toothy grin and a wave to the truck that had exited ahead of us, in return for the hot and steamy cups of heaven gifted to us!

So, lets get down to the business of the day! The Truth or Dare Affair is on with still a week to go before it ends and Anachron has the stunning Daring Corset! This is the Tickled Pink version, one of the six textures available! It comes in five standard sizes with an alpha for classic avs, but i’m wearing it with the Maitreya Lara mesh body! The fair runs until February 27!

The smooth and sleek Ziva Boots from NoName are a sight to behold! There’s a fitmesh version along with versions that are compatible with SLink Physique and the Belleza mesh bodies! They’re HUD driven with eight colours to choose from and they positively scream out be seen!

This is one of my all time favourite nail appliers! The First Birds nail appliers are a great set from Hello Dave that has 35 options to choose from, all with completely gorgeous colours! This is an older release, but it’s Sunday so that means a bunch of deals out for Lazy Sunday shopping, along with a new group gift for the Hello Dave VIP’s!

The Amour skin in Bronze tone is part of the lovely group gift for the month of February from .::WoW Skins::.!

The Blackbirds tattoo is from B*Fly Tattoos and comes in all the system layers along with appliers for all the major mesh bodies! I discovered B*Fly on Market Place!

The Zephne hair is from +elau+.

{marukin} has some lovely poses available at the current round of Collabor88! Here are a few of them!

I made a trip back to Black Kite for these shots!

Domestic Goddess in the Real World!

Domestic Goddess in the Real World!

Fashion goddess in Second Life!! It’s a lovely sunny Saturday morning in my spot on this globe of ours, and I’m busy being a domestic goddess! I’ve done the dishes, a load of laundry and have made a batch of mozzarella cheese! I’ll be doing some pickles this afternoon to top it all off! All I need to do is vacuum and I’ll have the title of Goddess of Domestica by my name! But, in this more exciting Second Life of mine I’m a goddess of fine fashion! I have no idea why anyone would want a bathroom and kitchen in SL….who wants to clean them! 🙂 I spend my SL time changing outfits….and changing outfits…and again…changing outfits! But that’s the fun of it all…SL is all about fashion, shopping and being anything you want to be! 🙂

I was totally drawn in by this eye popping colour combination! This is Porcelina by Prism and it has such rich and vibrant colours! The outfit is HUD driven with four different colour combinations, all unique and eye catching! It comes in six sizes and a fitmesh option!

Every now and then I like to delve into the dark recesses of my Lumae folder and find an older skin that’s still lookin’ good! This is Eliana, bare in Honey tone. I added a little eye shadow and eye liner from Atia’s and lip colour from MOCK Cosmetics!

I just had to show this hair again from Mina Hair. It’s option A of Milou! There’s two different twists to the same hair and has busty and normal options along with materials and non-materials options. I found this at the Mina Hair store at The Deck.

I finally managed to get in to Collabor88! Since I’m always a sucker for poses I grabbed the Holocene pack of poses from MARUKIN! This is three of the seven in the pack!

The Cordelia Platform Heels V.3 are from Livalle!

I took the shots at Tableau!