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Skin Fair 2014: Meja by BLUSH Skins

Beauty may only be skin deep, but Meja from BLUSH Skins  is a deeply beautiful skin, no matter which shade you wear.  Available now at Skin Fair 2014, Meja from BLUSH comes in several different skin tones, with and without bust enhancement, and with Slink and Lola appliers available.  Multiple eyebrow colors are included so you can customize  your look. And now that traffic has begun to mellow during the last week of the fair, it is the best time to cruise over to find your self a fresh new look for the season.

Blush Meja

Styling:

Skin: Meja in Dark, Pale, Tan, and Light Tan – BLUSH Skins at the Skin Fair 2014

Hair: Nova – EMO-tions

Eyes: Ikon

Poses: Scarlett – Diesel Works

Top: Sweet Nothings Scarlet – Mon Cheri

 

 

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Pieces of Me

I could say new year, new look, but this one is a drastic one …so perhaps it deserves a bit more explanation.  A quote I read recently sums it up nicely. “One day someone is going to hug you so tight, that all your broken pieces fit back together.”

Pieces of Me

Since I started in SL, I have lived many different lives,  avatars created with components of me, but never all of me, to keep my heart and emotions safe.  There was Minx, my flirty, scrappy warrior pixie; Ciara, my spiritual gypsy witch; Terelyn, the fallen angel conflicted about her place in the world; Mika, my magical child self.  And of course, you’ve all known Nyree, my professional model working self.  You see, by splitting myself this way, I could still be part of me that I knew, which gave me some level of comfort, but at the same time, because it was only part, it didn’t matter so much if that one part was accepted or rejected.

Pieces of Me2

I once had someone tell me if I could ever bring all my avatars together, then I’d be completely me.  I could see the truth in that, yet was never willing to do so, not for myself and certainly not for any SL lover.  Until, I met someone on my Princess of Play avatar, Shadow.  Shadow was me, at my most relaxed.  And I guess because of that, and the fact that I was truly looking for a friendship, not expecting a romance, my guard was down…and somehow all of me came together without me even thinking about it.

Shadow and Dilly Pieces of Me

When you find someone who loves the whole of you, and makes you feel so safe and valued for who you are, it is funny how the pieces merge together. So, Nyree has taken on Shadow’s look, and for the first time, Nyree’s look hasn’t changed due to insecurities, but rather from a sense of freedom to be myself, with all my foibles.  I am living fully as me for the first time in SL, doing the things I love, being with the people who matter, and able to flirt, scrap, play, explore deep, soul-searching topics, work and live my magical SL life.  Dedicated to the one that brought all of me back together again, and gave me all of him in the process. All of Me – John Legend.

On Nyree:

Jacket: ISABELLA MESH LEATHER JACKET creme – shine by [ZD]

Skirt: Giles ruby – ColdLogic
Shoes: Pointy Strap Heel Red for Slink Medium Feet – ISON

Ring: Indonesia Ring – Sajahan – Finesmith

Hair: Celebrity Skin Dark Blondes – Exile

Pose: Pouffe in Red Ottoman (multi-pose) – Circa Living

On Dilip:

Jacket: JONAS MESH PEA COAT grey with rollneck sweater – sharp by [ZD]

Pants: MESH SUIT PANTS black – sharp by [ZD]

Shoes: Elegance Shoes black – Scarpa

Hair: Dura Boy 36 – Dura

Pose: Arwan – Diesel Works

Scene:

Living Room Set, Table, Lamp, Print Rug, Picture Grouping, Hanging hearts, Ottoman, Window, Valentine Knick Knacks – Luxely Valentine Living Room – Circa Living

Tusciana Breakfast Tray – Circa Living

Vintage Love Manniquin – Circa Living

Illusions Round Wall Mirror – Circa Living

Heart Blanket Red – Dreamscapes Art Gallery

Love Is Framed Pic – Dreamscapes Art Gallery

Toronto Study Cabinet – Bazaar Quality Home

Rose Heart Wreath – A.D.D. Andel

Stockholm Attic Skybox – Barnsworth and Anubis

Couples Pose:  #8 Couples Pose – Everglow

Less is more

At this stage in my life, I am finding that in many ways, less is more.  I would rather have less quantity, but more quality.  If I don’t love it or use it, then why keep it?  One example is I have essentially “staged” my home.  I’m anticipating a move in the coming months, so with the exception of a few things that make it still feel like a home, it is very clean and uncluttered, with all excess already packed, or set aside for a yard sale.  Less stuff means I spend less time cleaning now, and will have an easier move when the time comes. And now that it is all packed away with only the essentials I truly use, I find I really don’t miss the excess.

Less is More Close

Also, after much deliberation, I am letting go of my SL property in favor of a tidy 200 prim skybox.  This has been a very difficult decision, as I’ve owned my own property for over 4 years out here, and my SL home is a haven for me.  I have come to realize though, that my SL spending is causing me to neglect some important RL budgetting needs.  Not to say I won’t shop. My best friend told me I can sniff out a sale like a drug dog sniffs out cocaine.  But for the first time, I’m styling on an SL budget, and rising to the challenge of still being able to express my creativity and fashion sense with a healthy respect for priorities. That said, most all of the goodies in these pics are on sale right now. Less is certainly more when it comes to finding a great deal.

Less is More

I guess lately I have been thinking more long-term than short-term, and more RL than SL.  This is actually a healthy shift, I believe, for at times SL has been a diversion, an escape, even an addiction for me.  I don’t see me ever giving SL up completely, for it feeds my creativity in so many ways, but there is an opportunity cost to every decision we make.  If I want to create the RL future of my dreams, it starts with less attachment to my SL life.  Less SL will mean more RL, and in the end, where do I really want to live?

Styling:

Jacket: Alegra Mesh Moto Jacket Fur- shine by [ZD] at Designer Warehouse

Top: TSADE/Body Cuff – Shi. at Collabor88

Skirt: The V Jessy Skirt – Pure Poison currently having a 50% off sale

Shoes: Lace Up Gladiator Sandals Black – Ison at Collabor88

Hair: Windswept – Clawtooth at Collabor88

Makeup: Simply Gray – Shellac

Nails: Solid Darks Slink Nails – Shellac

Purse: Lola Bag Black – Zenith

Poses: June Group Gift – Diesel Works, Careful with the moon – Morphine

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Have you ever noticed how wintertime gets all the good songs?  I’ve never understood how autumn, in all her glory, got missed. Well, here is my song of the season, sung to the tune of “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

 They’ll be leaf piles for jumping

And apples for dunking

And nature will give us a show

 

They’ll be pies for the baking

And friends for the making

And carved pumpkins lit all aglow

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Fall BargainsStyling:

Hair/Hat: Falling For You – Exile at Collabor88

Sweater: Cold Shoulder Top Spiced Sweater – Drift at The Dressing Room Fusion

Collar: Chic Leather Collar Chocolate – Drift

Pants: Amanda Pants Linen Black – A&C Sweet

Boots: Anais Boots Black – Realizm at Material Girl Fashion Bazaar

Pose: September Gift – Diesel Works

Location: Vespertine

Still Time to Share the Love – I Love Donna Flora

There is still some time to share the love, and there is oh so very much to love, at the I Love Donna Flora event. Today is your last day to pick up some great event exclusives and help out a wonderful lady in the process.  I put together a fun mix and match boho look with some of the event offerings, all of which the generous designers are contributing 50-100% to aid Squinternet Larnia. Shop, have fun, give, and share the love.

I Love Donna Flora

I Love Donna Flora BackStyling:

Top: Naomi Top Coral (also comes with Swinebourne shorts, not shown) – Molichino at I Love Donna Flora

Pants: Skinny Jeans Royal – Nya’s Shop at I Love Donna Flora

Shoes: Boudoir Slippers White – Slink at I Love Donna Flora

Necklace: Beehive Necklace – HANDverk

Hair: Piece of my heart – Exile

Poses: June and July group gifts – Diesel Works

Scene:

Fireplace: Part of the Verona Pool – The Loft

Couch: Hufnie Sofa Tan – The Loft

Chair: Verona Dining Chair – The Loft

Cushion: Dunham Poof Orange – The Loft

Watermelon: Sunnyside Watermelon Platter – Circa Living

Drinks: Sunnyside Export Beer – Circa Living

Side Table: Rustic Tree Side Table – Elate

Flowers: Twig Vase – The Loft

Candle: Fyreworks Pillar Candle – Kismet

Off Kilter

My life has gotten a little off-kilter somehow, and my tendency now is to look for what I can change.  When it gets like this, I’m not looking for a small correction either, it means something drastic is about to happen..something drastic I am going to do…to force it to happen, because there is that part inside me that demands its voice and it says “Enough is enough.” I know, that sounds rather extremist, but it has never failed me before.

Rock This TownIn the past when things have really turned around have been those moments of sudden awareness and even anger when I took a stand and said “Stop…I am the maker of my destiny, and this is what we are doing now,” and I take my power back.  It is funny how it often takes the pain building up to the breaking point before one is reminded that we have that power.  Until then we go along, go along, because it is easier to float with the tide.

Rock This Town Close

When we let life sweep us this way and that, we ought not to be surprised to wake up and find we are in some strange and uncomfortable destination, and yet we usually are.  We wonder how things could possibly have gotten to this point.  It’s time to turn the rudder, rock the boat, drive a stake in the ground and mark the day.  Today is the day for reckoning, and change is on the horizon.

Styling:

Hair: Strangelove Dark Brown – EMO-tions

Makeup: Pure Drama Red No Lip – Face Paint

Shirt/Blazer: Open Mesh Blazer with Tee Red – Shine for SL Buddy Walk

Purse: Flamingo Clutch Mango – HANDverk at L’accessoires

Shorts: Linda Mesh Shorts (Group Gift) – Blueberry

Stockings: Ripped Stockings – Erratic

Gloves: Leather Gloves Black – Izzie’s

Necklace: Zaza Necklace Color-change – Zibska

Boots: Black over-knee stretch boots – Baiastice

Lips: Dailyn Lipstick Dark Cherry – Izzie’s

Poses: Natya – Diesel Works and Model 127 – Focus Poses

Paint Your World

What a fun time I had exploring Cica Ghost’s black and white *Cica* sim. It is the perfect backdrop to showcase fun, bright clothing and accessories that just leap off the page.

I’m feeling painterly in a bright multi-hued wrap dress from Lush Limited, artsy accessories from HANDverk, and playful blue rhapsody shoes from BSD Design Studio.  I even have a smattering of freckles, thanks to Face Paint’s new Pippi makeup.

It is also a reminder that life is our canvas…leave your mark.  Bring some color into someone’s life.  Be an individual that stands out, rather than blends in.  Childlike is not childish…never lose your joy.  So many metaphors to be found from one awesomely creative sim.

Styling:

Dress: Wrap It Up Dress in blood/plum/blue – Lush Limited

Earrings: Brush earrings blue period/silver – HANDverk at FaMESHed

Necklace: Palette bolo standard/silver – HANDverk at L’accessoires

Art Accessories: Paint Palette and Paint Brush – HANDverk at FaMESHed

Shoes: Blue Rhapsody – BSD Design Studio at L’accessoires

Makeup: Pippi mauve w blush – Face Paint

Hair: Jessica flames – EMO-tions

Hat: Velvet Purple Cap – BAOBA at L’accessoires for Black Friday

Poses: Daisey and Prima Donna – Diesel Works,  Down Low – WetCat

Location: *Cica*