Snow White

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“Once upon a time, in deep winter, a queen was admiring the falling snow,
when she saw a rose blooming in defiance of the cold.
Reaching for it she pricked her finger and three drops of blood fell.
And because the red seemed so alive against the white she thought,
“If only I had a child as white as snow, lips as red as blood,
hair as black as a raven’s wings, and all with the strength of that rose.”
Soon after a daughter was born to the queen and was named Snow White.”
– The Huntsman, Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)


Credits:
*Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * SELMA * @ We Love Roleplay
*Dress: *EC* Thisbe Dress – Red @ We Love Roleplay
*Choker: [evoLove] – Gemstone – Sapphire / Rose Gold- Choker @ YouGatcha
*Bracelet: [evoLove] – Gemstone – Sapphire / Rose Gold- Bracelet @ YouGatcha
*Head: CATWA HEAD Dyana V4.9
*Head applier and lipstick: [PF] – Liya – CATWA Mesh Head Applier
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Hope~ Dark Bean Eye

*Pose: an lar [poses] The Sapphire Series – Four @ We Love Roleplay

Location: Arranmore


Event dates:
We Love Roleplay | October 4 – 31
YouGatcha | October 4 – November 1

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I must not fear

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“I must not fear.  Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.

I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
– Frank Herbert


Credits:
*Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Morgiana hair-fatpack(blood) – preview for We Love Roleplay
*Eyepatch: included with hair
*Dress: *LE* Endra Gown Ruby – preview for We Love Roleplay
*Head: CATWA HEAD Dyana V4.9
*Head applier: [PF] <Ivory> – Liya – CATWA Mesh Head Applier
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Pose: Overlow Poses – Pack 56 ( 3 ) – slightly edited
Location: Soyokaze


Event dates:
We Love Roleplay | October 4 – 31

Great fear of shallow living

Great fear of shallow living
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Living life to the fullest, it’s something most of us wish to do, though it is hard to paint a picture of how this life is supposed to look like. Perhaps that is because “living life to the fullest” differs for all of us. Some find happiness in lifelong commitments, whereas others prefer to continuously rotate their lifestyle. Whilst some find satisfaction in a life spent with their beloved family in the suburbs, some strive for more.

Personally, I have not been able to make up my mind as to which life I desire to live. I enjoy chasing my dreams, big or small. I fear of it taking its toll on me though. Adventurous living and dream chasing can become quite exhausting, and perhaps, quite lonely too. Despite the fears, the presence of this wanderlust filled adventurer inside me is not to be silenced. How I wish to see the depths of the oceans through my own scuba mask, or feel the raindrops fall from Amazonian jungle leaves gently roll down my arm.

But there’s a part of me that has great wishes of lifelong romances and the perfectly average family life. Picking up kids after soccer practice or ballet classes. A lifestyle complimented by family dinners and movie nights. Even waving the youngsters goodbye as they go off to start their very own life, how heartbreaking it may be, is part of this contrary desire. But of course, here as well, lies angst and fear. Fear of living a dull life, growing weary of the routines and ordinariness of it all.

These fears are insignificant compared to my great fear of shallow living. Truth be told, I’d much rather follow either of the lifestyles above and put up with its unfavorable consequences, than to live a life in which I feel as if I’m not living at all. Delving into the beauty of either of these lifestyles would (partly) compensate for its unfavorable consequences anyway.

To conclude, remember to always be grateful for what you already have. Because sometimes it might feel as if we live a shallow life, as if life as a whole is simply meaningless. Well, my dear reader, this is up to you to change. Often times this change is only as minor as shifting perspectives, opening your eyes and noticing the slightest changes that cause no day to ever be the same. You will see that life, even in its seemingly most ordinary state, is actually an extraordinary spectacle.

“I must be a mermaid
I have no fear of depths
and a great fear of shallow living”
– Anaïs Nin


Credits:
*Hair: Love [Sippy Cup] [Mystics] @ Hairology
*Top: :::Sn@tch Batik Halter Bikini Top (White-U):::
*Tail: *M.C.* Sea Mist Tail – Pink
*Head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 @ MBA Fair 2016
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – Imryll // Bare @ MBA Fair 2016
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Ocean

Pose: Nais – Delphine – 06
Location: Mermaid’s cave


Event dates:
Hairology | August 10 – 30
MBA Fair 2016 | August 1 – 21

The cure for anything is salt water

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Welcome to a new chapter!

As most people, I easily grow weary of elements in my life that turn out to be less rewarding or amusing as they used to be, especially when stumbled upon an ardent love for something new. The subsequently unsatisfying and worrisome feeling had filled my own blogger heart for a while, thus I decided it was time for something new and refreshing.

So I finally purchased the domain that I have been wanting to get ever since I started developing my love for blogging, and started to rebuilt my entire blog. A new theme and updated pages were the pavement for this new road of digital adventures.

The most important updated page is my About page. I have quite changed since I originally wrote that page, which was in February 2016. My changes can absolutely be seen in my content too. It’s fascinating how one can completely change within merely half a year, it’s quite fascinating how one changes and goes through personal growth in general, but I suppose that is a subject I will save for another blog post.

Knowing myself, I will most likely still bring forth slight changes and tweaks to the blog for the upcoming few days and I can assure you there will be much more to come in the future too. I am just way too much of a perfectionist and dynamic spirit to not strive for even further improvements and changes.

For now, I would like to thank you for all of your support and kindness. It warms my heart and most definitely puts a smile on both my real, as well as my pixel, face ☺


Credits:
*Hair: rezology Dream
*Vest: ::GB::Fringe mini vest (maitreya) White @ MBA Fair 2016
*Skirt: ::GB::Fringe skirt (maitreya ) White @ MBA Fair 2016
*Head: CATWA HEAD Dyana V4.9
*Head Applier: [hush] Catwa Head Applier – Alice – Butter
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Ocean
Ears: EAR_ver-A [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5

Pose: Anthology: Narcissus
Location: Baja Sands

I will be doing a video overview for MBA Fair later this week too, stay tuned!


Event Dates:
MBA Fair 2016August 1 – 21

 

#SatanIsMyHomeboy

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Friendship is a factor I have not always deemed important in my (Second) life. I always seemed to manage quite well on my own, so I talked myself into believing that having friends was not something I needed perse; though I always believed they were a great addition to my life. My beliefs have changed as I realized that the thought process I followed earlier was an attempt at comforting myself. I needed a way of telling myself it was okay to not have an arsenal of friends. Being the heavily introvert that I am, whose trust has been broken plenty in the past, I have always found it quite difficult to let new people into my life, until recently.

I had the pleasure of meeting many new and wonderful souls over the course of the last few months and honestly feel so grateful and blessed to be part of their lives, as they are a part of mine. Second Life has proven itself to be much merrier when spent with those who will listen to you, care for you and be there for you when need be, but can also put a smile on your face or have your stomach ache of laughter. Perhaps that is what my Second Life was missing all along; a friend who I could take horrendous selfies with, with a selfie stick of course, in an eerie satanic basement… ♥


Credits:

On Chloë:

Mask: Eryx Mask by Rekt (previously @ We ❤ RP)
Hair: Chanmi. Currant by Oleander
Pose/Selfie Stick: Monopad Selfie (Girls) by Pose Maniacs
Dress: Ocullt – Collar Shift Dress by Abysus
Boots: Octavia Boots by SHEY

On Will:

Mask: Eryx Mask by Rekt (previously @ We ❤ RP)
Hair: Ash by Drot
Necklace: Broken Heart by Remarkable Olivion
Pose/Selfie Stick: Monopad Selfie (Guys) by Pose Maniacs
Tattoo: All Seeing by Speakeasy
Pants: Outre Leather Pants by .Shi
Boots: Patmos by Deadwool

Location: Ironwood Hills

Let’s Get Lost

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It’s been a while since I’ve talked about my feelings on my blog or vlog. I always felt like that was a sort of no-go, as if all of my unnecessary problems created by overthinking and insecurities would scare people away from me. They probably would, to be fair, but today I’m going to address them anyway and try to get to the core of this lingering issue.

Insecurities, we all have them; big or small. I feel as if many (or perhaps just some) bloggers deal with them on a daily basis. Personally, I always have a little voice in the back of my mind asking all of these supposedly unnecessary questions about my blog and vlog: “Do people even like my vlogs?”, “Do people even like me?”, “Am I blogging enough?”, “Are my blog posts good enough?”, “Are my pictures good enough?”, “Am I good enough?” and it wasn’t until recently that I have been trying to let all of those insecurities and questions go. It all started with the change from Reckless Glamour to Dreams in Motion. I had decided that from that point on I would only do things that I love and that made me happy. I am not fully satisfied with my blog or vlog (posts) yet and to be honest, knowing myself, I don’t think I ever will be. I have learned so much throughout my blogging/vlogging journey and I do have a feeling that I am progressing and getting better, but I will never reach the state of perfection that I wish to reach. Honestly though, do I even want to reach that point? I’m still having that moral discussion with myself sometimes since, in all honesty, I do think that living in the state of perfection would get rather boring after a while because you will have nothing to learn or to progress in. I think I’d rather live in an eternal learning curve, despite the insecurities and having to deal with the somewhat cruel thoughts that occasionally shoot through my mind.

Though those agonizing thoughts still haunt me from time to time and I sometimes still feel lost in a sea of insecurities, I will try to cross it to reach the lands of happiness and positivity. Let me know if you’d like to cross these waters together so we can have ourselves a wonderful nautical adventure and perhaps find a merry little land filled with wonders and treasures to get lost upon, shall we?

Speaking of land filled with wonders and treasures, I went on an adventure to The Trace and it was such a wonderful experience. The Trace is filled with lots of loveliness, it’s a very serene and peaceful place and definitely has a Sunday afternoon-vibe to it. I wore this lovely blouse and skirt from Cosmic Dust which is currently available at Kustom9 and matched it with one of my favorite pair of boots from Entice.

“Act like tomorrow just doesn’t exist
Time isn’t real, ain’t nothing on my wrist
Let go of everything, then you have bliss”
– G-Eazy, Let’s Get Lost

Credits:
Hair: 
rezology Sky 208 *
Dress: [Cosmic Dust] – Emilia Blouse/Skirt Combo – Red @ Kustom9 *
Boots: Entice – The Rebels – Browns *
Head: .tsg. Runa Mesh Head A Tone *
Ears: .tsg. Mesh Head Elf Ear Add-on *Modest* A * – included w/ head
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Pose: Overlow Poses – Pack 79
Location: The Trace


Event Dates:
Kustom9June 15 – July 10

NOTE: The Entice store is currently under construction. The slurl I have added is a temporary location. My apologies for the inconvenience.

When Spring Comes, We Blossom

When Spring Comes, We Blossom
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Suicide Dollz is still open for 2 more days. This round was absolutely wonderful so check it out before they close off until Sunday for a new and dazzling round. I’m wearing the exclusive from [ abrasive ] and matched it with the magic of roses set by Le Coq D’or which you can find at another lovely event, Gami Gacha.

I took this photo at Chakryn Forest which is a lively forest filled with nature and magic. There are a few picturesque spots there as well as some hangout spots where you can simply chill out and enjoy your surroundings. I had a lot of fun there and I will definitely visit again when I can.

On another note, I received my June Luxe Box today and have been thinking about doing an unboxing video though I feel as if so many people are already (planning on) doing that so I might let that idea subside. I, unfortunately, nearly have time to do video’s at the moment anyway due to school. Perhaps I will do one for the future boxes. Let me know what you want or think!

“We can climb high, higher than before
We could stand by while it burns to the floor
Though we cannot fly
We will build and the wounds will mend
As we build it once again”
– Tristam, Once Again

For any of my readers who are feeling down or blue or as if everything has fallen and broken down, know that one day you will build it once again and when your spring comes, you will blossom. Hang in there ♥

Credits:
Hair:
 rezology Blood Oath
Bodysuit: [ abrasive ] Faded Bodysuit – Pink @ Suicide Dollz
Choker: AsteroidBox. Clear Collar // Pink
Eyepatch: 5. Le Coq D’or – magic of roses – eye patch {pink rose} @ Gami Gacha
Headpiece: 4. Le Coq D’or – magic of roses – horns {Ivory} @ Gami Gacha
Staff: 1. Le Coq D’or – magic of roses – wand {ivory} back RARE @ Gami Gacha
Head: .tsg. Runa Mesh Head A Tone
Ears: .tsg. Mesh Head Elf Ear Add-on *Modest* A
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes – Brown


Event Dates:
Suicide Dollz | June 5 – 16
Gami Gacha | June 4 – 30

Hartendief

Hartendief
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It’s been a while since my last blog post and as much as I would like to share all of the exciting adventures that have taken place within my last post and now, there are unfortunately none to share. My days were actually filled with books and theories. That’s right, I have been studying all day and night! Or atleast until I fall asleep which happens quite early these days. I usually headdesk just before midnight.

Back to slightly more cheerful subjects: Second Life! Wicca Merlin, the designer behind one of my favorite fashion stores on the grid, Wicca’s Wardobe, had created this wonderful exclusive for We ❤ RP in May. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to post about the dress during the event period but despite that, I still wanted to show it. I love the build and details of this dress and the color options are fantastic too! My headband is also from Wicca’s Wardrobe and is part of the Cathbad set which was previously available at The Secret Affair. (I’m so late, I know. Eek!)

On another note, the 2016 RFL Castle, Home & Garden Contest is closing tomorrow so this is your last chance to grab the event exclusives. The (unisex) boots I’m wearing are by Noble Creations. They are also a RFL item, meaning that the profit of these boots will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Today’s inspiration was taken from the Dutch word “hartendief” which literally means “thief of hearts” but it is most often used as a pet name for your loved one such as “honey” or “sweetheart” in English. However, for my vision I wanted to create an image of stealth, perhaps with a hint of inspiration from the video games Thief and Assassins Creed, combined with an image of innocence and romance. It is a twisted contrast, truly but then again, I have never claimed to be normal.

“I’m gonna marry the dark
Gonna make love to the stark
I’m a soldier to my own emptiness
I am a winner”
– Lady GaGa, Marry The Night

I’ve linked the acoustic version of the song since it always give me chills whenever I hear it. You can find the original song here.

Credits:
Hair: 
rezology Sine 2 *
Dress: 
Wicca’s Wardrobe – Alianora Dress [Light] *
Shoes: 
[NC] – Thief Leather Boots @ CHGC 2016 *
Quiver belt: 
[NC] – Hunter’s Quiver @ CHGC 2016 *
Headband:
Wicca’s Wardrobe – Cathbad Headband *
Head: 
.tsg. Runa Mesh Head A Tone *
Ears: 
.tsg. Mesh Head Elf Ear Add-on *Modest* A – included w/ the head *
Body: 
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Pose: [La Baguette] Basic. II poses
(Basic. 15)
Location: Redfoem Village @ Revenland


Event Dates:
CHGC 2016 | May 23 – June 4