Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Lovers and Haters

Truth Hair has some fun new releases! Both Lovers and Haters have detatchable color change headbands for telling everyone the mood of the moment. Also, I'm still wearing the lovely Pink Fuel Sora skin from the Futurewave event. My Mynerva tattoo eyebrows from forever ago work beautifully with the no-brow option and give me a unique look.

I don't know where to find other eyebrow tattoo options that will mix and match with other skins, but if any readers know, I'd love for you to share the information in comments!


TRUTH HAIR Lovers Headband
Pink Fuel Sora <Alabaster> - No Eyebrows
Mynerva Eyebrow Style 2~Brown Dark
Tres Blah Audrey Dress - Sweetheart

TRUTH HAIR Haters Headband
Pink Fuel Sora <Alabaster> - No Eyebrows
Mynerva Eyebrow Style 2~Brown Dark
Valentina E Chrissie Tank Grey

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

The Book Meme

Strawberry Singh's meme for the week is on one of my favorite topics, books and our reading habits.
I'm primarily a fiction reader, though the occasional memoir, biography or collection of letters captures my interest.  On to the questions!

Meme instructions: Copy and paste the following questions and answers into your post, delete my answers and input your own. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments so we can all come and see. If you create an image for this meme, feel free to share it in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.
  1. Are you a bookworm? – I am. There is not a day where I don't sit down in my favorite leather chair, put my feet on the ottoman and read while I sip my coffee.
  2. Which do you prefer: hardcover, paperback or electronic? – I bought a Kindle about five years ago and put a pretty red leather cover on it. I use it all the time. When I learned that I could store 2,500 books on my Kindle, I knew I had to have it since my bookcases are all overflowing. I also enjoy listening to audiobooks in the car or while I'm cleaning house.
  3. Which book is your favorite? – My favorite anything is a matter of my mood. I have a difficult time with any "what is your favorite -" question. I'm fickle. My favorite book one week will be something else the next. I can tell you my favorite Jane Austen novel - Mansfield Park, my favorite Dickens - Bleak House. I prefer Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre to Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. I can't decide between my favorite Edith Wharton novels, but House of Mirth makes me sob aloud. Or what about something a little more modern like Joseph Heller's Catch 22? David Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty One Day for a giggle? Maybe I should go with the book I've recommended the most to friends since I've read it - Giliad by Marilyn Robinson.
  4. Which children’s book is your favorite? – From my own childhood probably Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. My children taught me to love everything by Roald Dahl, all the Harry Potter books, and the Philip Pullman trilogy His Dark Materials. Both of the last two series are awesome audiobooks. The boys and I listened to them in the car during every vacation until they went to college!
  5. What’s the last book you’ve read?The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy.
  6. Name your top five favorite writers: – There's that favorite question again. In no particular order: Vladamir Nabokov, Jane Austen, Toni Morrison, Paul Bowles, and Barbara Kingsolver all come to mind.
  7. Name a book that had a strong impact on you:Beloved by Toni Morrison devastated me. I'm from Cincinnati, Ohio and the story is based on a heinous local history about an enslaved woman named Margaret Garner. Nothing has ever driven home to me the shame and horror of our history of slavery in the United States the way that book did.
  8. Favorite & least favorite book genres? – I adore a good mystery novel and I really can't bear to read horror novels.
  9. Favorite & least favorite book-to-movie adaptions? – Hard question! The Lord of the Rings trilogy was great in the extended versions of the movies. I found the Harry Potter movies quite disappointing, though.
  10. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? – Yes, especially art books!
  11. Where do you usually buy your books? – From the comfort of my leather armchair on my Kindle.
  12. Do you go to the library? – Only when I'm in the mood to pay fines. I'm terrible about returning books. Never loan me a book. You won't see it again. Ever.
  13. How many books do you own? – I have no idea, but I have six large bookcases that are overflowing with books, and I have hundreds of books on my Kindle.
  14. If you were to write a book about Second Life, which topic would you focus on? The people I've met in this crazy virtual world. Lucky for you all that I don't know your real names!

Fashionably Dead Hand Drawn Skinny Jeans - Dark Gray
coldLogic shirt - marley.rose (w/ short undershirt)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
TRUTH HAIR Candy - Gingers02
Pink Fuel Sora <Alabaster> - No Eyebrows
Mynerva Eyebrow Style 2~Brown Dark
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)

Friday, 21 February 2014

coldLogic Sale and Photo Contest

When coldLogic holds their anniversary sale (50% off everything) it's a perfect time to snap up those items you may have missed along the way. There is also a free gift, this Anniversary 2014 dress in two colors. And last but certainly not least - the annual coldLogic Photo Contest! I won this contest the first year (2012), and I promise you, a year's worth of coldLogic releases is a great prize. Entries are due by February 28th, so don't delay. Rules for entries can be found HERE.


oOo Studios Pose
coldLogic dress - anniversary2014.berry
ISON - nova tribe necklace (silver) (at Collabor88)
Maxi Gossamer - Ring - Royal Khadijah Estate - Large - SILVER
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink AvEnhance Feet High
Slink Siren Stilettos Silver (for the 21 Shoe event)
LeLutka - NEU hair - AuburnHaze
Glam Affair - Vera - America 04 F

Thursday, 20 February 2014

We Match!

This adorable and beautifully made little pooch was at The Men's Department and I scooped her right up. And the guys wonder why we women swarmed the event. My little cutie came with a color matching HUD for her sweater. I of course matched her sweater to my Auxiliary cardi. It's nice to dress down once in awhile, isn't it?

Birdy - Boston Buddy - Cuddle  (at The Men's Dept)
coldLogic jeans - calle.04
Clawtooth Hair Female Trouble - Strawberry cream
Auxiliary Loose Cardi and top - Small - Cream
Maxi Gossamer - Ring - Royal Khadijah Estate - Large - SILVER
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
IKON Spectral Eyes - Blue
Glam Affair - Vera - America - Clean E
Glam Affair - Cleo - Add Lashes 01

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Got Hope?

Winter Jefferson posted a challenge on Strawberry Singh's blog. It's about sharing how we overcame big disappointments in life - the ones where it seemed everything was broken and superglue would just not fix it.

I'm not going to share the details of my most shattering moment. There are worse things that can happen in life, but it was traumatic for me. What I will talk about is what helped me put my life back together afterwards - time, the loving support of friends and family, and giving my time and support to people who needed me.

First I grieved, listened to sad music, went through days and weeks like a robot, cried at the drop of a hat. Grieving is different for everyone, and the timeline for grief is individual. It takes however long it takes.

Also helpful was having people to talk to. Family and friends can pull a smile out of you if you let them, and feed you tissues and tea when you can't manage the smile.

Being needed pulled me away from grief though at first I didn't realize it. I just put one foot in front of the other. I had children who needed me to be Mom, no matter how I was feeling. These needs kept me on a schedule and moving daily, even when I didn't want to get out of bed. Tending to others helped me heal myself.

There's a final step necessary to overcoming major life crises, and that is forgiveness. I think some people mistake forgiveness for putting ourselves back in the same situation that caused the problem in the first place, but that's not what I mean. I mean forgiving the person who caused the hurt whether that person is oneself or someone else. It took me awhile (years), but when I forgave, I became lighter just by letting go of anger. Finally, I could truly move on with my life.

When I write it down like this it doesn't show how messy and hard and awful things were, or how many mistakes I made in trying to put my life back on track. But at the core those were the things that worked for me. They still do. Here's hoping something I wrote resonates for a certain someone who feels a little broken right now.

On to happier topics! I was seeing the specialty Pink Fuel skin on Plurk and Flickr. Because I was drooling over it, I went to the Futurewave 2014 event to try it for myself. It comes with all the appliers I could think of! I also found this gorgeous Zibska dress at the event. Oh and Future Dolly dyes her hair blue just for fun.


Pink Fuel - Sora Alabaster - Blue
Pink Fuel - Sora Alabaster - Face Glow
IKON Spectral Eyes - Blue
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Zibska Dagmar ~ Vapour [3]
Maxi Gossamer - Bracelet - Nova Dream Moon
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Friday, 14 February 2014

Hi Valentine!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! I'm wearing three wonderful Valentine's gifts from generous top designers to their groups. Check credits and hurry to pick up your own!


ANE Space Warrior Red SemiTransp (at Collabor88)
Gos Boutique Carrie Pumps - Valentine (Gos Boutique Group Gift)
Maxi Gossamer Bangle - Athena - Group - SILVER (Maxi Gossamer Group Gift)
TRUTH HAIR Gretchen (New Release)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Glam Affair - Valentine skin gift 02 (Glam Affair Group Gift)
Mandala Simple Ears HUTUU
 Breno Strawberry Love Bouquet

Thursday, 13 February 2014

At Collabor88 - Baiastice

The theme at Collabor88 this month has something to do with outer space. It's an interesting theme and a bit of a challenge fashionwise. I'm not sure Baiastice's Danika dress cries out "outer space," but as inspiration for a beautiful design, the theme is a winner. The overall straps are cleverly casual and the fabric/leather pairing is stunning. Also from Collabor88 are the mixed metal bracelet from Yummy and the star inspired ring from Maxi Gossamer.

The new release hair from Truth is another sexy bedhead look called Tyr. Mr. Hawks is on a roll lately with sexy must have hair styles!


Baiastice Danika dress - celeste (at Collabor88)
Yummy Rings of Saturn Bracelet - Mixed  (at Collabor88)
Maxi Gossamer - Ring - Nova Dream Moon - Large (at Collabor88)
TRUTH HAIR Tyr (ginger pack) (New Release)
Belleza- Ashley Med Xmas Gift R (Group Gift)
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
IKON Spectral Eyes - Green
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Love for VIP's

PXL Creations has a Valentine gift for members of its VIP group, this lovely special edition Jade skin called Love. It's a perfect skin for a night out with that special someone on Valentine's Day, don't you think? The group costs $250 Lindens to join, and it is worth every digital cent, for the truly lovely and exclusive bonus gifts such as this skin.


PXL Creations Jade NAT "Love Edition" MEB C2
Mandala Simple Ears HUTUU
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
IKON Spectral Eyes - Green
Maxi Gossamer - Earrings - Keshi Pearl Heart  - GOLD
Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Keshi Pearl Heart - Short - GOLD
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
LeLutka - POCAHONTAS hair - Bournville
 Cracked Mirror Athena Dress (coral) (at FaMeshed)

Friday, 7 February 2014

It's Still Cold, BUT...

January was a ridiculously cold month with temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit in my part of the world. Then came February with a little warm up of temperature and an ice storm. My dog doesn't want to go outside in the back yard because there are two inches of ice on the back steps. Poor thing. This is all my way of saying I'm ready for Spring, though it's over a month away.

The new releases from coldLogic are a nice transition from bitter cold wrap-ups to slightly warmer weather clothing. I opted for classy black and white, but the color choices for this release include bright, cheerful Spring tones as well. The strappy sandals, also hinting of warmer days are a new release from Erratic for SLink feet. Maybe I can't control the real life weather, but here in Second Life, I'm ready to shed the coats!


coldLogic outfit skirt - on black (New Release)
coldLogic shirt - cuppy.charcoal (New Release)
Erratic - clarice - mesh sandals / black (New Release)
22769 ~ [femme] Veronica Handbag black/white
TRUTH HAIR Esperanza
Mon Tissu Skinny Scarf ~ Polka Dot
Glam Affair - Vera - America 07 E
IKON Spectral Eyes - Amber
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Glitter 01
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) - Mid

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Black and White - a Meme

I love it when Strawberry Singh's meme for the week is a photography challenge. This week she has challenged us to take a headshot with black and white processing in mind. I like the drama of black and white photography, and find the studies in contrasts fascinating. There are lots of gorgeous submissions to the Blog Meme flickr group and I highly recommend looking through them. Thanks, Berry, for the challenge!

Meme Instructions: Share a black & white portrait (headshot) of your Second Life avatar. You can post a raw shot or process the image as much as you like. Don’t forget to leave a link to your image in [Berry's] comments and also share it in the Blog Memes flickr group.


Glam Affair - Vera - America 03 C
IKON Spectral Eyes - Amber
Miamai Catwalk Lashes Glitter 01
ISON - asymmetric tank dress (sand)
Lazuri Maysoon Ring
MANDALA Necklace 777 jewelry set Yellow
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Hey There, Little Red Riding Hood

The Enchantment event is open with a new fairytale theme of Little Red Riding Hood. It's a fun blend of traditional fantasy and updated versions of the theme.  Here are a couple of my favorites. The BeetleBones hooded sweater and dress are sold separately but work together beautifully for an updated Red Riding Hood. For the more traditional fantasy styling, try the lovely dress and cloak from Apsara.


Top Pic
Beetlebones Little Red Hoodie Sweater (RED) (at Enchantment)
Beetlebones: Little Red Mini Dress (GREY) (at Enchantment)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Glam Affair - Vera skin - America - FLF C
Elephante Poses Basket Prop and Pose (at Enchantment)

Second Pic
Apsara - Ruby Cloak (at Enchantment)
Apsara - Ruby Gown (White Skirt) (at Enchantment)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Glam Affair - Vera skin - America - FLF C
IKON Spectral Eyes - Amber
Kirin - My Winter Lantern Poses

Saturday, 1 February 2014

My Heart Is Pure Poison

February is for lovers, and I'm getting ready for Valentine's Day with Pure Poison. It's more romantic than it sounds, I promise! I've long been a fan of Pure Poison's unique jewelry styles, including this Heart Romance Necklace and earring set. The perfect dress to go with my new jewels is Pure Poison's fabulous ball gown called Valentina.


Pure Poison - Heart Romance - Gold & Ruby - Earrings
Pure Poison - Heart Romance - Gold & Ruby - Necklace
Pure Poison - Valentina Gown - Red
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands 
D!va Hair "Astralia" (MVW DENMARK 2014)(Red amber)
Glam Affair - Vera - America 05 E
Mandala Simple Ears HUTUU
IKON Spectral Eyes - Amber
Miamai Catwalk Lashes Glitter 01
Poses by Diesel Works