Do not underestimate me

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Fiore recently released their much anticipated first bento head. Her name is Alura and she is quite gorgeous. Here is some more information about the head:  Continue reading

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Sailor of the Stars

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I have finally returned from my exams and I am here to show you a couple of last minute finds at The Kawaii Project. Firstly, I am wearing an outfit by parfait. This outfit, despite its naughty edges, has an incredibly classic sailor look to it. I, therefore, chose to wear it in the iconic sailor colours, though there are plenty of other colours you can choose from. I gave the outfit an extra naughty touch with the collar from darkendStare and finished the look with the Erotica hairdo from Love, which is also available at The Kawaii Project. Continue reading

Catwa Catya Bento Head

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Project Bento is an extension to the standard Second Life avatar which makes it possible to customize your mesh heads, similar to shaping your standard Second Life facial features in the past. You can read more about Bento in this short forum post by Linden Lab.

Before purchasing your first Bento head, please consider the following:

  • The head will only be visible on a Bento viewer. You can download the Bento beta viewer via the Alternative Viewer wiki page.
  • Project Bento is currently still in its beta testing phase, meaning that there will be bugs and glitches. Creators will do their absolute best to fix any bugs on their side. However, please remember that they will be unable to fix Second Life bugs.

Catwa – Catya Bento Head

Catwa recently released her first Bento head named Catya. Listed below are a few details regarding the head that I have not discussed in my video:

  • Expressions: Catya comes with 9 standard expressions. The expressions are currently only compatible with the default shape:

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  • HUDs: The pack includes an Animations and Master HUD. The last one of which is a replacement of the previous Main HUD.

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  • Price: Catya costs 5000 L$ and comes with the following:
    – Alpha layers
    – Various gestures
    – Mesh head (with teeth)
    – Mesh head (without teeth)
    – Animations and Master HUD
    – Info & Updates Log
    – Rigged eyes
    Remember to try a DEMO before purchasing the head.
  • Troubleshooting: Join the in-world group called CATWA HEAD Friends for live chat support. Paste the following link into your local chat and click to join: secondlife:///app/group/29c5ca14-7e13-fdf0-c531-2507844a1eef/about

For more information, take a look at Catwa’s blog and YouTube channel. Both contain helpful information, tips and tricks!

Catya lookbook video

For my video on Catya, I displayed three different looks to show various ways of styling and shaping the head. You can find the custom shapes that I have used for these looks on my Marketplace.


Credits:

Look 1:
Hair:
 “”D!va“” Hair “Nina” @ The Liaison Collaborative *
Top: :V.e. Hopeless Romantic Blouse Rose
Earrings: (Kunglers) Gaby earrings Citrine @ On9 *
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v1.02 *
Head applier: .tsg. Ikki Applier for Catwa Dyana *OMEGA* – X Tone *
Lipstick: .tsg. Ikki Lipstain Omega Applier – Blood *
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Shape: CD – Catya Shape – Annie

Look 2:
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Ramsey @ We Love Roleplay *
Top: SD Sweater V11 with Hud Black
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v1.02 *
Head applier: [PF] – Liya – CATWA Mesh Head Applier (monolid) *
Lipstick: Included with head applier
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Shape: CD – Catya Shape – Bella

Look 3:
Hair: Moon. Hair. // Pixie Harlow
Dress: UC_Lily_dress @ The Liaison Collaborative *
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v1.02 *
Head applier: Insol: face Kate (CATWA), ST02 ‘Creme’ @ Uber *
Lipstick: Included with mesh head
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Shape: CD – Catya Shape – Lesley


Event dates:
The Liaison Collaborative | November 7 – 30
On9 | November 9 – 28
We Love Roleplay | November 4 – 30
Uber | October 25 – November 23

Grace

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The one word blog post titles are coincidental, I swear!

Grace is one of Insol‘s recent releases and is to be found at the current round of Tres Chic. Insol also released an additional lipstick set that matches the head applier wonderfully. Furthermore, I am wearing lashes by Arte and eyes by Avi-Glam to compliment the look. Happy shopping! ♥


Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * VERA *
Head:
 CATWA HEAD Amelie V4.9
Head applier: Insol: Skin Grace, ST02 ‘Creme’ @ Tres Chic *
LipstickInsol: Grace lips Colored Kit @ Tres Chic *
Eyes: AG. Serene Eyes – Coal – M
Lashes: Arte – Catwa Applier – Lux Lashes


Event dates:
Tres Chic | October 17 – November 10

Wanting the things you don’t have

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Autumn has only just arrived and I am already creating wonderous winter compositions. Typical, isn’t it? Longing for what you don’t have?

A desire for things you don’t (or can’t) have is something quite irrational, thus naturally making it something very human. Desires and wishes might actually be one of the most cruel yet beautiful aspects of our lives. For instance, we long for happiness and hope to find it in certain aspects of life, such as a romantic partner, friendships, money or perhaps in fame in recognition. In any case, the journey to reaching these goals are dreadfully long and painfully difficult. But then, when we finally reach the top of the mountain and find ourselves at the paradisiacal heights of happiness, we feel accomplished and satisfied. Though the feeling only lasts so long before we grow weary of it and look for something new to make us happy.

We find ourselves stuck in an eternal journey of finding happiness. This endless cycle may seem cruel, but ironically, it is also what keeps our lives so interesting and intruiging. It keeps up going. Because, whether we would like to admit it or not, we all long to be happy and even after finding out happiness is mostly temporarily, we will still look for it.

We humans are irrational beings, longing for the things we don’t have and sometimes, admittedly, not being able to be grateful for the things we do have. But somewhere between our nonsensical doubts and desires, we find peace and serenity as we see the beauty in all of our best mistakes and unlogical tendencies.

“She was close, and she held me very tightly
‘Til I asked awfully politely, please
Can I call you her name
And I elongated my lift home,
Yeah I let him go the long way round
I smelt your scent on the seat belt
And kept my shortcuts to myself
I thought I saw you in the parrots beak
Messing with the smoke alarm
It was too loud for me to hear her speak
And she had a broken armIt was close, so close that the walls were wet
And she wrote it out in letraset
No you can’t call me her name”
– Arctic Monkeys, Cornerstone

Credits:
*Hair: [Mello] Monster Bite – Pink Hood – Gift of the Guardians
*Head: CATWA HEAD Dyana V4.9
*Head applier: [PF] – Liya – CATWA Mesh Head Applier
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Venus~ Sky Eye


Event dates:
The Gacha Guardians | October 1 – 31

Reign

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I wanted to write a short post regarding my recent absences. Unfortunately my time in-world has been drastically limited due to the start of a new semester and my overall encounter with new and exciting real life phenomena. Additionally I simply feel uninspired and quite frankly, too exhausted, to do any writing sessions what so ever. That also includes my real life journal, which hasn’t been updated since the beginning of September.

Not to worry though. I am, besides the recent fatigue, absolutely fantastic and I still appreciate all of you tremendously. Second Life still fills a space in my heart and mind. I will not forget your virtual loveliness and words of kindness, I deem that simply impossible. Forgive me for my seemingly overdramatic words but I want you all to know that all your love and kindness certainly does not go by unseen or unappreciated… So, stay kind, stay lovely and let’s talk again soon ♥


Credits:
Hair: Love [TexasBama][Brunettes] Hud FAT PACK @ The Book of Daniel
Jewelry: .:EMO-tions:. * AGNES * collier (gold) @ We Love Roleplay
Head: LAQ ~ Mesh Head Trinity 1.5
Head applier: Insol: Face Vera, ST03 ‘Peach’ @ The Book of Daniel
Lipstick: Insol: Vera lipstick (LAQ heads) @ The Book of Daniel


Event dates:
The Book of Daniel | September 10 – 20
We Love Roleplay | September 4 – 30

 

The cold never bothered me anyway

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“It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all
Up here in the cold thin air I finally can breathe
I know I left a life behind but I’m too relieved to grieve”
– Demi Lovato, Let It Go


Credits:
*Hair: rezology Sky 017
*Head: CATWA HEAD AnnaGrey V4.10
*Head applier: Style by Kira – Serenity Skin – Omega Appliers – Tone 1 v1 @ The Makeover Room
*Eyeshadow: .:JUMO:. HYPER Glitter Eyeshadow Blue @ The Makeover Room
*Lipstick: Stix ~ Om Lips ICE 01 @ The Makeover Room
*Eyes: AG. Ardent Eyes – Sky (v1)


Event dates:
The Makeover Room | September 1 – 25