Posted in Life, New Releases

Confession .292. Either Love Is Blind Or Nothing’s There, Be Clear…

i can’t see the forest from the tree
The water from the sea
And i was starting to believe
But it’s a forest full of dreams…

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i was starting to believe.  i really was.  But every time i start, i’m reminded exactly why it will never work…

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Posted in Collabor88, Events, Life, New Releases

Confession .291. You Should Know It’s All Or Nothing To Be With Me…

Don’t You look at me, don’t You even think about it, Baby
If You ain’t… if You ain’t… ready for it all…

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Independence is often a front in submission – at least it is for me.  Yes, i’m an independent-ass woman generally, however… if i’m shoving that independence in Your face as a Dominant, then there’s often something deeper that is unfulfilled.  Let me explain…

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Posted in Events, FaMeshed, Kustom 9, Life, New Releases, Vanity Event

Confession .235. And What About You, Mr. Poetry?

My kind of time’s meant to carelessly spend
My kind of nights are the ones that don’t end
My kind of fun doesn’t make any sense
And my kind of love, You won’t ever forget…

Confession .235.  And What About You, Mr. Poetry?

Well… happy freaking new year.  Lol.  Just like i said yesterday on Facebook, you’re not going to get some kind of “new year, new me” post out of me… because honestly, half the time i’m terrible at meeting goals, but to be perfectly frank?  No one can really, truly, drastically change who they are.  You’re given the body, the mind, the heart, the soul you’re given… and you can just work to improve it, to grow, and to learn… but you can’t expect to just be able to change everything.  And certainly not in 365 days.  So no… not ‘new year, new me’… just… new year, improving me.

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Posted in Events, Life, New Releases, Red Light District, Vanity Event

Confession .199. To Your Major, I’m Minor, Breaking Every Single Chord You Play…

I’m sweet wine, but You want whiskey
I just wish I could be strong enough…
Still a faded Polaroid
But I can’t be something that I have never been…

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Oh, look!  It’s not just me in here today!  Lol.  Thank you, Magnus, for putting up with my shit lately, and especially in this photo.

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Posted in Bloom, Events, Ultra

Confession .181. I’m So Defeated, I Can’t Get Outside My Head…

I post a picture of myself, cause I’m lonely
Everyone knows what I look like, not even one of them knows me
Yeah, I just want to drink tequila with my friends
I’m so defeated, I just want this shit to end…

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My muse is extra flighty lately.  Pardon me while I beat her back into submission…

Also, I’m incredibly unsure how I managed to get the environment to look peaceful and pretty while I have a knife in my hand.  I’ve just learned not to question what happens when I’m tinkering around in Photoshop.

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Posted in Events, Frou Frou, Uber

Confession .126. I Could Not Bare To Lie To You, To Lie With You…

Money won’t pay for Your problems
You gotta fix them Yourself
Vices and pity won’t solve them
Stop feeling bad for Yourself

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Sort of a follow-up to yesterday’s post.  (Cause I’m writing this a couple hours later, and scheduling it ahead… cause I felt super productive with my photos tonight/this morning.)

I realize yesterday’s post was kinda sorta super angry.  That’s kinda what this blog is sometimes… stuff stays bottled up and then I find something perfect… like that Polaroid pose yesterday… and it all comes flooding out.  Again, there’s a super convenient ‘x’ in the upper right of your screen if you’re not a fan of the occasional word-vomit when it’s needed.

Today will be less ranty.

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Posted in Collabor88, Events, The Fantasy Collective

Confession .56. I Just Might Regret That Night For The Rest Of My Days…

Helpless
And I know that she is, helpless
And her eyes are just, helpless
And I realize three fundamental truths at the exact same time…

Confession .56.  I Just Might Regret That Night For The Rest Of My Days...

Ok.  So.  Be nice.

I’ve never really been good at furniture posts, or setting up scenes for myself.  It’s why I love exploring the grid and finding photogenic sims so much… because otherwise all my photos would be in front of a boring black/white/plain-colored screen.

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Maybe I Don’t Know How To Love, But Maybe I Do…

I wonder, does it blow Your mind
That I’m leaving You far behind
I wonder, does it stop Your heart to know
You’re not my sunshine anymore?

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Blah.  I’m trying a new photo format.  Layout is not my strong suit.  I’m just gonna get that out of the way now.  And when you see the second picture for this, you’ll see what I mean.

*Waits for people to scroll down and see it, since their curiosity was piqued*  Back now?

I’ve also blogged this song before.  Sue me.  Lol.  I found it again and have been playing it on repeat ever since.

Hopefully I’ll figure out the layout thing a bit more in future posts and start to be able to feature smaller details in a better way here soon.  What honestly inspired me to do this when I was so vehemently against it before was the septum ring.  I fell in love with it and it’s just like… from far away you can barely see it.  So I gave in and started highlighting small details.  It’s my first shot.  So be nice.

Why was I so vehemently against it before?  I felt less… pure… to me.  I don’t really know how to explain it.  But if you scroll back into my blogs, most of my pictures are shot out on location in a sim somewhere.  Natural SL surroundings, using windlight, and a bit of photoshop.  It was always my aim to display how products would actually appear in an SL environment, so if I wore a septum piercing and walked around SL, most people wouldn’t be camming in on my face like, “Ooo, let’s see what that looks like!”

But at the same time, it began to occur to me… the people who make this stuff spend just as much time, if not more, on their creations.  Just because the septum piercing is smaller than the dress does not mean that it deserves less attention.  So I was torn.  How do I show proper appreciation to all sorts of designers?

And so I will still likely do a picture or two, like the first picture above, that are more ‘organic’… naturally in SL to portray how everything works.  I won’t green screen or overly photoshop.  And then in a second (or third) picture I will try this sectioning out and highlighting small details thing.  I’ll figure out the best way to lay it out as I go along and try to do more of them, so bear with me while I figure it out in the beginning.

But I’m trying.

If any of you are bloggers who have been doing this sectioning/highlighting for awhile and have pointers, I’d love to hear them.  Anything that helps highlight all of these designers who work so hard on their wonderful designs.

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*~* Maybe I Don’t Know How To Love, But Maybe I Do… *~*

Shape: MINE
Skin: Yolandi (Artic Tone; Makeup Option 04) || Glam Affair
Body: Lara Mesh Body (v3.3) || Maitreya
Eyes: Hope Eyes (Fjord) || IKON
Hair: Priya (Light Blondes) || Truth Hair
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant) || Slink
Nailcolor Applier: Dark Set || Nailed It
Eyeliner: Bold Liner (Thin; U-Color-It) || Madrid Solo
Lipstick: Candid High Gloss (Black) || Madrid Solo
Tattoo: Indrani Tattoo || Things || The Fantasy Collective
Dress: Evie (Black) || Dead Dollz || The Fantasy Collective
* Comes in Maitreya-Compatible Fitted Mesh ONLY
Legwarmers/Flats: Ballerina Warmers (Black) || Reign
Headpiece: Bitter Berries Wreath II (Red) || LODE || The Arcade Gacha
Septum Piercing: Dahlia Septum (Black) || Atooly || The Fantasy Collective
Arm Chains: Esme Arm Chains (Black) || Noodles
Right Ring: Lock Ring || SUGAR
Left Ring: Bitter Berries Ring (Red) || LODE || The Arcade Gacha

Pavilion (photo 1): Rustic Pavilion || Trompe Loeil

Pose (photo 1): Star 04 || Ma Vie
Pose (photo 2): Electric 7 || PosESioN

Location: Home

Blogging Tune: “Ugly Heart” – G.R.L.

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Can You See Me, I’m Shining…

Everything I can arrange
Every part of me you change
Just hold me together
Tell me, you’ll always want me to stay

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God I’m so far behind.  (I feel like I’m saying that way too often for my own good with blogging lately.  I’m sorry!)

I’m not sure how some people can make multiple posts in a day.  I mean… I know some that sit down at their computer to blog because that is the ONE thing they are in SL for… so they get up, have some coffee, start their first post, break for meals, and finish their last post before they go to sleep.  And they can crank out several posts that way.  I just… can’t.  I feel like if I try to do multiple posts in a day, most of the time I end up sacrificing post quality and image quality.

Not that my images are fantastic… but I TRY.  And if I’m trying to crank out 3, 4, 5 posts every day, then I’m not going to have the time to try as much as I do with pictures now.

Now… on days like today, where it’s 5:15am and I’m WIDE awake because I was bedridden most of yesterday, sick out of my mind… then yeah, I might manage to crank out a second, or even third post today.  Depends on styling inspirations, posing inspirations, and whether or not I can fix my tablet… cause drawing shadows with my mouse is just… ugh.  I don’t have a steady enough hand for that.

But anyway… I have zero idea how some people can crank out several posts in a day.  And I find myself looking at some of them and going, “Hmm… maybe if they focused more on quality than quantity, their pictures would highlight the items they’re blogging in a more flattering way.”

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That said… I can TOTALLY understand the pressure that fellow bloggers might feel to HAVE to post several items at once.  I have a sponsor whom was on vacation for a bit, so she came back, got into a huge energy frenzy and sent out like 2 or 3 full blogger packs in the last week or so.  So I’m staring at 8 or so outfits from just that one designer going, “Ohhhhh my god, how do I figure this out, and get everything else done?”  Sometimes I can focus less on an outfit or two because of my, “If I wouldn’t wear it regularly, I refuse to blog it… because I can’t promote something I don’t like,” thing.  But with this particular designer… I can NEVER do that.  I love everything she does.

Her talent is frustrating.  And that sounds so stupid to say.  I just want to be able to show EVERYTHING she ever does in the most AMAZING pictures ever.  And I totally can’t.  Cause I’m not the most amazing photographer ever.  But I love everything she does.  So you’ll probably see a lot of it coming up.

THIS post, though, has stuff from a new event that’s opening in 4 DAYS that I’m super excited about.  iNOVARE’s FashionTropic event is featuring soooo much summer, and will open on July 7th and run through the end of the month.  I hold the honor of being the Blogger Manager for this event, which gives me access to the same stuff the bloggers have access too, so I figured I’d throw my hat in the ring and showcase some of this stuff too.

Because why would I expect other people to do stuff that I don’t want to do/can’t do.  Lol.  I may not manage to get all the posts they’re required to do (why I didn’t apply to actually blog), BUT, I can definitely highlight some things I LOVE.  Like this dress.  I love big poofy dresses, and Nya’s absolutely killed it with this one.  It comes in, like, 4 different colors that are varying degrees of tropical, colorful awesomeness.

Also for FashionTropic are some pretty neat sunglasses from MEVA.  They come with a hud that lets you change the color of the glass lenses (6 colors), frames (7 colors), legs – the part that goes behind your ears, for non-glasses-wearing folks (7 colors – that match frame colors), and stripes (5 colors).  You can also change the degree of transparency of the glass lenses, resize via the hud, and turn full bright on and off.

The nails that you admittedly can’t see to great are from a designer I’d never heard of before, but LOVE the detail in their nails.  These feature a white/pearescent base with green palm leaves on them in varying patterns and orientations.  I’ll definitely be sure to keep a look out for Figure in future events, and I’ve already kept an LM to their store for further perusing.

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*~* Can You See Me, I’m Shining… *~*

Shape: MINE
Skin: Yolandi (Artic Tone; Makeup 04) || Glam Affair || Summerfest (til July 12th)
Eyes: Hope Eyes (Fjord) || IKON
Hair: Crazy In Love (Blondes) || Exile (this style found on Marketplace only)
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant) || Slink
Nailcolor Applier: Tropical || Figure || FashionTropic (opens July 7th)
* Appliers for Slink (fingers & toes), and Omega (fingers & toes)
Lipstick: Facade Lips (Hulk Green) || Madrid Solo
Dress: TropicalNights Dress (Olive) || Nya’s || FashionTropic (opens July 7th)
Sunglasses: Bamboo Glass || Meva || FashionTropic (opens July 7th)
Jewelry Set: Savannah Heart Key || Maxi Gossamer || Uber

Pose (photo 1): Rock Chic 09 || Ma Vie
Pose (feature/photo 2): This is my Land 06 || Ma Vie
Pose (photo 3): Glow 05 || Ma Vie

Lounge Chairs: Valiano Lounger || Trompe Loeil
Gazebo: Original Creation by Sim Builder/Owner Rumegusc Altamura

Location: MIC Imagin@rium

Blogging Tune: “Shine” – Years & Years