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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].

My Name is Nobody

My Name is Nobody

When I take the photos and write my blog posts, I go about it as if no one will see it. I’m not doing any of to be noticed or become Second Life famous if there is such a thing, I just enjoy the whole process that is blogging. So, when random people instant message me saying hello, and various other forms of greetings, I’m always baffled how they picked me to talk to. When I ask why they’re talking to me, the answer is ‘your blog’ or ‘flickr page’, it’s then that I realize that people do read and view my pictures and blog posts. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since I do get views on both. 🙂 I don’t mind it really, I’m Canadian so I’m usually fairly polite, but I find it odd when the person is insulted that I won’t friend them or meet them somewhere. By declining the invitations I’m not doing it to be mean, but I just don’t friend random people, or accept invites anywhere if I don’t know them. I’d like to think that I don’t have to be on a friends list for someone to find me to talk to, if they really want to talk to me I can be found. So on that note, thank you for viewing and reading, I’m very thankful to have such great followers, and if you’d like to chat with me, at least try to be a little bit original! 😀

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming! First up is the pose! I have to admit that I’m addicted to poses! If I see a pose stand somewhere to try out, I’m on it. A pose plays a vital part of Second Life photography, so picking one that’s appropriate to the mood and feel of the pic is important. This is a pose from the ‘Amy’ set of poses from Imitation, and it’s a simple pose, but the little nuances make it natural, relaxed, and real. You can find the ‘Amy’ set of poses at the Imitation main store and on Market Place.

Next up is the ‘Cherry Blossom’ tattoo from Avada. I love the placement of this tattoo, and the soft colouring and falling petals are perfect. It comes in two tones, fresh and faded, and is compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, Belleza, TMP, and Omega enabled mesh bodies. Remember that Avada was formerly Sinful Curves Skins, so you can expect quality and proven great customer service. As always, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone, also from Avada, on the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa and the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

I love this frilly and feminine swimsuit from NX-Nardcotix. The ‘Daisy Bikini’ has a thong bottom and a pretty bra to accentuate all the assets a woman has. I love my curves. 😀 It comes fitted for the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh bodies and comes in eleven colours or in a full pack.

The ‘MAYU’ hair from Argrace creates a nice breeze, wherever you may be. It contains a mirror version, also.

I’ve added a touch of make up to the skin. The ‘Blossom Shadow’ from A R T E is perfect for me. It’s available at a reduced price while at eBento.

The ‘windows to my soul’ are one of the ten options in the ‘Nissa Eyes’ from Zombie Suicide.

There’s Nothing Like a Day at the Beach!

There's Nothing Like a Day at the Beach!

The moist cooling breeze coming in off the water and cooling sun warmed skin! The smell of sun block heavy in the air, that’s SPF 150 for me, please! The sand that always manages to creep onto the towel or blanket and find it’s way to places that aren’t really conducive to comfort! The fellow sunbathers and kids playing gets annoying after awhile, but hopefully a good book will keep me occupied! I need a huge bottle of water with me, gotta stay hydrated, you know! I’m not much of a swimmer, but I do enjoy wading along the shore feeling the sand and cool water on my feet! I actually haven’t been to any kind of beach in a lot of years, but when I was a kid I did enjoy the time spent along the lake during holidays, waiting to see signs of Ogopogo(I never did)! 😀

First off, the one thing that’s exciting right now is that the 2017 edition of Hair Fair is open!! This is the event I wait patiently for every year, having stuffed my purse with Lindens to shop until I drop, or I’m broke! Usually broke comes first! 😀 [KoKoLoReS] has SIX incredible exclusives for the event and they’re all my favourites! I had no idea which one to wear first! I settled on ‘Mila’ from the naturals HUD! The short sides and front with a nice casual mid length back is a no fuss style perfect for summer! Check out the Hair Fair blog for complete information including slurls and maps! You’ll find [KoKoLoReS] at the ‘Blonde‘ sim!

I enjoy the beach much more in Second Life than in real life! I searched around and found a nice little private beach at Warm Springs for these pictures! I’m looking pretty, relaxed, and just happy to be alive, here! What got a trip to the beach in my mind is the beautiful Ivy Cover Up from NX-Nardcotix! It’s available now at Summerfest’17 and is compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh bodies. I love the high cut leg and the really loose and flowing top with a slightly cinched in waist. It’s perfect for relaxing after the swimming is done! Summerfest ’17 runs until July 20.

With such a sexy little cover up I couldn’t not show the back! The deep V neck back leaves room to show off a pretty tattoo, like this one! It’s the ‘Yesterday Tomorrow’ tattoo from L.c Tattoos and with the pack containing four ink tones it can be as new or as faded as you want! It’s Omega compatible so it works on pretty much any mesh body! You know me, I love bird tattoos! 🙂

You may be wondering why I’m so happy, well I’ll tell you! For my birthday, a week or so ago, my very generous sister, Gillian Galicia, gifted me the Bubblegum for the Catwa bento heads! This look is one of the many included in the gum chewing animations included! Thank you sistah!

The ultra roomy Huguette Bag from C’est la vie is perfect for a trip to the beach!

The pose I’ve used here is from Overlow Poses and with the addition of the bag after posing, the arm is then posed to hold it!

My look all starts with the Lilo bento head from Catwa with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘vivante’ tone! I’ve added some eye make up from the ‘Hypnotic Eyeshadow’ set which is available now at The Makeover Room! Both skin and eye shadow are from Avada(formerly Sinful Curves Skins). The rest of me is the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

‘Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

I’ve got my Christmas tree up earlier than usual in Second Life! I’m enjoying the tree, decorations, and gifts, even though the fire’s not lit! I know a fireplace is ‘the’ thing to have on cold winter nights, but I’ve not enjoyed a fire indoors in quite some time. I’ll tell you a little bit about how this came to be.

When I think of this story I can feel every moment of that day and night like it was yesterday, even though I was only a teenager then. It was December 22, my parents and I had a busy day preparing for Christmas, Mum had baked a couple of incredible Christmas fruit cakes but I was feeling like I was getting a cold. I sipped at a hot lemon drink that evening to try to get a good sleep and hopefully ward it off. We all watched some TV, then retired to bed at about 10 pm. In the dark of the night I slowly woke up, looked across my bedroom and couldn’t see the far wall for smoke. I bolted up, but realized I had no voice to yell to wake Mum and Dad. I croaked out ‘FIRE’ a few times and ran to their bedroom. We all stumbled downstairs to see the living room mostly engulfed in fire. There was no power to the house and with that came the issue of having no water, the fire extinguisher was too small to help, so we ran from the house….out into a blizzard. The phone wasn’t working, but back then there was no 911, anyway. I got the car out of the garage wearing nothing but my nightie, and Mum and Dad come running out into the night. We drove out of the yard onto roads barely passable with snow banks. We had neighbours nearby, but no one was home because of Christmas parties and such. It was 1 am….snowing hard and windy, and us wearing nearly nothing. We finally managed to find someone home, we pounded on their door til they woke up and the local volunteer fire department was called. Dad and the neighbour went back to see what they could do….but all they could manage was to save a few Christmas gifts. The fire department got lost and took almost an hour to arrive. By then, the house was gone and there was nothing left except a dairy barn full of cows that needed milking.

I weep as I write this, I don’t think about it often because of how it still affects me. We’re lucky to be alive…and as we drove down those snow clogged roads that night, we held hands and thanked God we were all still alive. I wanted to tell this story to remind people to please be safe during the Christmas season. Don’t leave a Christmas tree unattended with the lights on, burn candles safely, check your chimneys, and never take your loved ones for granted!

I’ll now carry on with regularly scheduled programming! I want you to take a look at the cute decorations on the fireplace! These are from a gacha set that’s out now at Tannenbaum and created by NX-Nardcotix! The Tinker Christmas set consists of six common and one rare decoration, the fire truck being the rare! They’re perfect to hang on the tree or elsewhere to make your Christmas merry!

Now, I think you should zoom in on the pretty slippers I have on! With the chilly floors during the winter slippers are a must have! These are the Peace on Earth Hunt 9 gift from Slipper Originals! The hunt starts today and runs for the entire month. With over 130 stops for the hunt you have to get an early start at it to get to them all! The slippers are Maitreya, SLink, Belleza, and classic avatar compatible!

I’m wearing the super warm Sleepy Long Johns and Top from the Wool Me Tender gacha set from Stories&Co. by Flowey!

I’m surrounded by a bunch of great items, mostly from gacha sets I’ve collected over the last while! The carpet is from the Christmas Cottage gacha set from Bee Designs. The gifts and the ornament jar are from the Holiday Crafts gacha set from .random.Matter.. The Christmas tree and the cookies are from a gacha set from Apple Falls.
The eggnog tray is from BALACLAVA and the candy canes are from a gacha set from erratic. The Jim Mouse Bear is from BoOgErS and the Haldis Fireplace is from Trompe Loeil.

Give Sorrow Words

Give Sorrow Words

Give sorrow words;
the grief that does not speak
knits up the o’er wrought heart
and bids it break.

~Shakespeare~

Although I understand the cycle of life, fully, I still find it hard to bear! I love autumn for it’s beauty, but it’s a time of year where sorrow is close to my heart! I grieve the loved ones I’ve lost at this time of year and I look ahead to losing a close friend who will be lost to me soon. I cry for all who are sick and are fighting a fight that can’t be won. Long may you run!

The days are getting short here, the sun has just risen and it’s after 9 AM, winter temperatures will be here soon. But, at least I have my wonderful Second Life to keep my in another world, where I can find a little bit of peace.

Kralus has had some great new releases lately and the Savvy Tops are one of them! This is ‘Taupe” from the Earthtones pack which contains five colours, a solid option along with a version with black cuffs and collar. So the pack consists of ten tops in total and is compatible with the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya(seen here) mesh bodies. You can shop Kralus on Market Place, too!

I wanted a pair of shoes that really stand out to go with this outfit, and the Eliza Stiletto, Suede from NX-Nardcotix fit the bill! They’re Maitreya, Belleza, and SLink(seen here) feet compatible and come in a wide range of colours! I love the bright orange that really demands your attention!

These gorgeous nails are from the Vintage Thanksgiving mini palette from Hello Dave! It’s part of the November Mystery Box that is at a super low price for the month. It has eight exclusive appliers with each one having five well coordinated colours!

The Suede Pants are from the September round of Luxe Box from Ison. They fit perfectly on the SLink and Maitreya mesh bodies!

The Birdy tattoo from White Widow is one of my faves! It’s Maitreya, Belleza, SLink, TMP, and Sking compatible.

The Solar System necklace, Venus is from Bamse.

The HIIRAGI hair is from Argrace.

I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo along with the Irina skin in pale tone from itGirls. I also have the Maitreya, Lara mesh body and the high feet and elegant1 hands from SLink on!

Poses by Le Poppycock.

I found this old abandoned theater at The Looking Glass for these pictures.