Risks…

Taking Risks

Have you ever taken a risk and wondered afterward was that a good thing? Like here I am standing on the railroad tracks risking my life just to get an interesting shot wearing this gorgeous gown “Summer” by DE. Boutique ~ this is SL so the risk was very slight and plus in RL this is completely illegal even if there are no trains coming ~ there are also other types of risks like changing jobs, moving to a new state even possibly cutting your hair ~ might seem silly but you have to open yourself up and take a leap forward. I took 2 risks today ~ trying on this gorgeous gown “Summer by DE. Boutique with prints as I just wasn’t sure how it would look on me ~ looks fantastic and the hud with 8 different textures gives you a variety.

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Ferna in Pineapple by 7 Deadly s[K]ins
As well as risking look maybe a little different by trying on a new skin like the one am wearing Ferna by 7 Deadly s[K]ins that is now at Chapter 4 for only one more day so grab the ride at least try on the demo as most items at events are lower ~ Maybe risk could mean failure except that is life we have to take risks to learn, experience and live ~ yes live ~ way too many people just exist in this world without truly living it ~ take a risk and go over to Designer Showcase and try on this gorgeous gown Summer by DE. Boutique ~ might not be your style or colors just try on the Demo to see how it looks on you ~ there are 8 prints in a hud that come with this dress ~ while you are there look at all the other items DE. Boutique has to offer ♥ all affordable and remember time is ticking so take the rides below ~ will leave you with this quote that I saw long ago and think it is fitting ♥♥

“If you want it, go for it.

Take a risk – don’t always play it safe 

or you’ll die wondering”

Anonymous

This was shot at Netherwood using Image Essentials Graceful Elegance pose ~ special thanks goes to Deborah Vos owner/creator of DE. Boutique for creating this gorgeous gown ~ always thanks to Aisha Convair for being my first Sponsor Designer Showcase ~ to all the people that have encouraged me at one time or another they know who they are ♥ Rides to Designer Showcase, DE.Boutique, Netherwood, The Chapter 4, and Image Essentials ♥♥

wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Ferna/Pineapple
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics (new)
Celtic Myst “Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
AnaSTyle – Angelia White – Necklace
Sintilia Bangs
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DE.Boutique Summer LARA 7
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Dew
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
[e] Haley
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
*YS&YS Illy catwa shape tweaked

Elegance

Elegance

there are so many great places to explore, photograph that I was missing out on just using Backdrop City ~ oh I love all the backdrops but SL truly is about exploring ~ one of the reasons that kept me coming back over and over was all the creativity so for me I needed to get back to that and chose for today “Daily Grind” and I will take liberty and copy/paste to you what it says ” a premier destination for both artists and patrons of the arts. A land brimming with hidden places to explore & magic to experience! rides,
bikes, friends, cuddles, romance snow galleries, music, art”  and yes am showing off Jumo’s dress “Ricci” that is only at Designer Showcase this month.  did you notice the carousel is missing horses and seats, which kind of appeals to me a little on the unusual side but as I look around the place has a lot of unique and unusual items that will come back just to look, explore and take some pics.  this dress is gorgeous with the material of silk and lace and that very high slit going up to the hip.  creator gives you a Hud with solids and prints still keeping that lace all for a very reasonable price ♥ ooh not only that comes with those statement-making earrings that you just need to get a close-up…

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wearing Bali by 7 Deadly s[K]ins
those earrings are truly a show stopper that deserves short hair or hair that you can give them the attention they warrant.  I am letting you see another new skin “Bali” that is at 7 Deadly s[K]ins in Apricot ~ this time I chose the browless so I could wear my favorite brows by Lurid that sadly is only on Marketplace now, which I will provide the link for you.  that’s it for the moment as I need to change and get ready for my first job as a dog walker in RL…will be back later ~ please be kind to yourself and others ♥

Credits go to Designer Showcase and all their designers as well as Izara Zuto of 7 Deadly s[K]ins and Kay Weston of Image Essentials that I used one of her classic poses “Graceful Elegance for this post ♥ Rides to Designer Showcase, Jumo, 7 Deadly s[K]ins, Marketplace and The Daily Grind Image Essentials 

wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Bali Browless in Apricot New release in Store
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento
.:JUMO:. Ricci Dress – Maitreya
.:JUMO:. Ricci Earrings
[e] Haley
Amacci Shoes – Samara (Maitreya)
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*YS&YS Illy Catya shape tweaked

Warrior strong…

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am a warrior

Once I slipped on Melissa by FurtaCor that is at Designer Showcase this power just enveloped me and finding myself next to my steed Lucky who always is there when I need him like now as we are standing amidst this vast desert ~ really need him to guide me home as I need to tell you about this really gorgeous outfit as you notice crisscross top connect by those chains along with the matching skirt and boots ~ that has a spectacular hud making it versatile and a keeper ~ oh yes and the boots are included so what a bargain that is waiting for you at Designer Showcase ~ and yes will take off my mask and unveil one of 7 Deadly s{K}ins that is also at Designer Showcase this month ~

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Unmasked wearing 7 Deadly s{K}ins “Katie” 

The skin is Katie and absolutely love how it looks in Pineapple ~ what am also loving is how the creator gives you options with brows or browless ~ truly is a gorgeous skin in lights and darks as this is an omega based on catwa but either LAQ or Catwa are able to use another plus that Izara has started creating Omega appliers ~ See what I had said couple posts back that this month Designer Showcase really has some great goodies for you to try and buy ~ here is your RIDE to Designer Showcase just make sure if there is a demo if you are unsure of fit or how it will look use the demo ~ cannot stress that enough and I need to get back to take care of my steed as he is nudging me ~ till next time be kind to yourself and to others ♥♥

Credits go to all the great Designers that are at this months Designer Showcase and please click on the following links to take you to their main store ♥ thanks ~ FurtaCor, 7 Deadly s[K]ins  ~ this was shot at Backdrop City using Jay BattleScars 15.0 Down Windlight,  (Milk Motion) road to nowhere – Desert Land *full scene* with  Rose & Thorn Warrior prop/pose that includes Horse.

Wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins ~ Katie/pineapple
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst “Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
.{PSYCHO:Byts}. Demon War Mask – Gold
::::FurtaCor:::Melissa Skirt::Maitreya
::::FurtaCor:::Melissa Top::Maireya
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
FurtaCor*Melissa Boots:::Maitreya
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
[e] Haley
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ears
*YS&YS Illy catya shape tweaked

another visitor…

oooh this month is just getting better and better with umm visitors coming to our residence…first weird Pumpkin Head decides to show up almost kidnap Dena and I told him a thing or two but umm like some males they just do not seem to listen ~ all they hear is waaa waaa waaa ~ now this thing shows up that won’t speak just stands there like some statue holding this lantern, which is creepy ~ yes yes course I took pics…

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Dark Forest Guardian

Seeeeee what I mean ~ and those bats flying around they are just as creepier plus one almost flew into my hair ~ he won’t answer me xcept in this eerie sound that I have yet to understand or even comprehend ~ and he is huge let me stand in front of him so you can the full effect…

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wearing Hilly’s Franca Sweater & Cara Leggings

This is close as I am getting ~ and no am not even going to shine a flashlight and peek inside that immense hood he is wearing…sometimes especially during October and tomorrow being Friday 13th things are just left as is…what I will say is this sweater that Hilly just released is long enough that you could wear along ~ as per her usual gracious self she has a awesome Hud ~

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Franca Hud

OH MY can you believe all those color choices over 40 ~ that is just unbelievable ~ please believe when I see the cost is a steal ~ check it out on her Marketplace  or if you really want her Inworld store and a demo is available the inworld in case you are worried about fit ~ you can really dress this up for a nite out dancing ~ the leggings also come with a great hud ~

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Hud for leggins

Will say I love the plain and patterns and Hilly also makes shiny ones as well so please click here for the Marketplace  ~ check them both out at her Main store where you can find these and so much more ~ NOW looks like if I am understanding this ummm “thing” he has been sent to be the Guardian of my land till the end of the month ~ do I really really need this or is this a hint of what else is to come ~ gawd…only thing else that I can figure and I won’t even say it out loud ~ but I did see this little piece of paper saying go to the Scare me Silly event ~ great so guess tomorrow will take a look as the doors open then ~ heard it is super creepy like I need to see more except it is for a great cause to support the American Diabetes Foundation that is searching for a cure for Diabetes ~

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From the poster it looks interesting and hey why not ~ not sure about the tricks but am hearing about a pumpkin hunt cuz Dena showed us that one dress that was a prize…alright now as I start searching in my deep closet for something to wear to the Bloggie Awards that are taking place on Saturday as I got my nominee invite ~ yes I am little excited and little nervous as never attended any type of SL Award Ceremonies ~ oh yes I will let you know how that goes ~ till the next time ~ keep safe and enjoy ♥♥

Credits go to The Crones Garden for giving me the opportunity to show off their remarkable item that will be available at Scare me Silly ~ and yes it will be staying right there till the end of the month then packed carefully till next year ~ also a special thank you goes out to Karen Wingtips for her moment of kindness ~ she knows why ~

Am Wearing:

Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
CCD – Nose Piercing
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
C&S Everyday Boots for Maitreya
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Darkstar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
[e] Odette
[hh] Cara Leggings MAITREYA
[hh] Franca Sweater MAITREYA
*YS&YS Catwa skin/shape applier Illy

Shot at my private residence using an lar poses series The Jane

Time flies…

Cant believe that on the 2nd of September I have been in SL Nine years ~I know right Nine years~ time just seems to have flown by with it so many people have come into my life,some have stayed, some have just been passing through and other have gone on to pastures new.One thing I will say it that Zak Zamin has always been there to pass me a Birthday pin and want to shout out a big Thank You to him for doing that it’s much appreciated.  With that now said thought I would bring you a closet post as I have been trying to sort it out a bit ~Please don’t laugh I know it is bulging at the seams but give a girl a chance she will get there in the end with her cleaning lol~

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From my closet

This is something I took out, looked at, tried it on, and really liked it.. I thought together they made a good looking combination-great for weekend wearing when you just want to look good and feel comfortable and now let me show you in more detail …

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This winning combination comes from Sage named Josie and is just right for the chilly starts that are coming up here this side of the pond (UK).  The cozy hooded jacket with its drawstring ties along with the bandanna top underneath ~ with a extensive hud not only for the jacket but the under top too – along with that Sage has given you the option of being able you change the lettering on the top too ~  have to say that I just love the clothes from this store there is so much thought and details the creator has put into the outfits ~

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You’re just going to love the jeans too as you are able to change both the front and the back textures with great detailing to the pockets and the belt to the waistband.  They are straight fitting skinny with tight ankles and a zip trim to the back …Now the only decision to make is which version from the solids that I am wearing, the stripes or the patterns ~ where to get either or all of these versions you have either Marketplace or Sage’s Main Store ~ just to let you in on a little hint that if you become a group member this outfit is ONLY 99L and that is a huge huge bargain one of the perks to becoming a group member of SAGE ~ as I wander around her mainstore am finding more and more stuff that I know will be getting at another time ~ Till next time stay safe ~ Dena♥

Am Wearing:
Skin by Pink Fuel-Hazel- April – Powder-Pack
::MA:: Maitreya High Wedge Sneakers “Kingston”
IKON Triumph Eyes- Electric
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Sage- Josie Jeans MAITREYA
Sage- Josie Jacket/Top MAITREYA
[e] Elika hair
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Shape Tweaked

Shot all on location of Foxcity using the handbag poses from LumiPro 2017

Besties…

It is always nice when you find someone in Second Life that you just click with ~ could be a male or a female but the relationship is not a romantic one just as super good friends with only the benefits of being able to talk about anything and everything ~ one that you know will never judge you unless they are telling you what you are wearing just does make your bum look fat or the hair color is not flattering for you ~ that kind of friendship that being honest with each other but not in a hurtful way but one that will give you help when you need it, a shoulder to cry on and one that no matter how many days pass you are there for each other ~ that for me besides Sten is my Bestie Dena Teardrop ~ we laugh to the point of snorting or tears coming down our faces, we listen to each other rant and vent about whatever is going on in our lives at the moment ~ and we can make statements that are not hurtful but honest like I mentioned above ~ we do voice and I love listening to her accent as she is across the pond from me and yes at times I have to ask her to spell the word LOL but for the most part we are like two peas in a pod ~ or as some say Sisters from a different mother hehehe ~ plus we needed to upgrade our pics of the two of us as what we have was before we graduated to our Mesh Heads ~

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fooling around

This really reflects our silly sides that there are times that my tummy really hurts from all the laughing we do and once we stop its like we ask “what were we laughing about” if you asked for me to give an example I cannot remember one LOL ~ yes CSR does affect me at times *giggling* but I have to say that I do love this pose by Image Essentials called Goofy Nerds and it is available at Designer Circle for 10 more days ~ grab my TAXI ~ it is a couple pose but just another way of thinking outside the box when you look at poses to not just think only male/female ~

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Best Friends Forever

Little more portrait style that I used an older pose called “Best Friends Forever” by [Cloud] but trying to remember where I got it as the Main Store is no longer there ~ even looked on Marketplace but I am sad to say it is no longer available ~ both images I think reflect Dena and myself as we can be funny and we can be supportive ~ For me my wish is that each of you does have a “bestie” in here as it makes life more interesting and a lot of fun ~ till next time please be good to yourself and others ~ hugzz to all

Credits ~ thanks to Kay Weston of Image Essentials for creating this fun pose and always letting me blog for you ~ to my Bestie Dena again I thank you for putting up with my grumpiness and bitchiness ~ you truly are my best friend ~

Am Wearing:
*barberyumyum*bangs
*katat0nik* (eye sparkles) Autumn Blues
CATWA HEAD Catya v2.16
CCD – Nose Piercing
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes  – Darkstar
Kaithleen’s Grunge Hoodie –
Pure Poison – Kuki Sneakers – Maitreya – Black
Tableau Vivant \\ Rossella hair ~
TRUTH HAIR Bangs
[hh] Tashina Jeans
*ys&ys tweaked
7 Deadly S[k]ins Cicely GGift

Dena is wearing:

Skin-Amara-Justine-April-Powder-Pack
::MA:: Maitreya High Wedge Sneakers “Kingston” {Pair}
IKON Triumph Eyes  – Electric
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Sage- Josie Jeans MAITREYA
Sage- Josie Jacket/Top MAITREYA
[e] Desta
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Shape Tweaked

Bold & Brassy…

Well hello again everyone, I am so surprised to be starting on a brand new adventure with a brand new sponsor ~Image Essentials~ and Kay Weston who is the creator/owner has given me the honor of accepting me as one of her bloggers ~ thank you Kay for letting me become a part of your team..As Starr told you in an earlier blog Kay has outdone herself with the newly formed area called “Backdrops” where even if you are not a member you can use this area but will have to wear any poses BUT as a member of Image Essentials  *join the free group* then you can rez pose balls/props just remember to pick up after yourself, which I might add is always a bonus if like me you don’t have land and rely on places that you are able to res out poses,lights and other things you might need or just looking for that unusual setting etc. so I  am sure you will find something you like here as the place is immense as well as her studios and the different land areas like Wonderland, Beach, Forest, Town that again you have the ability to rez *great perk especially with the GROUP FEE being FREE~ You will notice from the pics below that am using poses from the *Bold and Brassy Set* which is an exclusive just for the Jersey Shore Event which has already started and runs until 30th June so be sure to check it out ..

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Caramel by Hilly Haalan

Today I thought I would start at the top and work down lol with my hair coming from *elikatria* and is called Becca ~ it is a short but sassy style that just goes well with this outfit ~and my necklace is from Tantalum called Lost souls Necklace ~

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Another color in the Hud of Caramel by Hilly Haalan 

Now onto this sexy little number from*Hilly Haalan* and is called ~ Caramel~with its deep plunging neckline and very open back this is meant for very special occasions or just when your feeling you want to be naughty or on this occasion for me Bold & Brassy lol~With a color hud of 40 colors from Black all the way to various shades of blues, reds and other colors that will give you lot of options even the chain can be changed to either silver or gold as well..Sure you will find many opportunities or shall I say excuses lol to wear this dress ~ a demo’s to try on is at the inworld store for those of you out there that are unsure of sizing~Here is your TAXI to Inworld Store and Link to Marketplace. My Stiletto’s which I really love are from *Empire* called Cranesbill that the creator has made various that positive one will fit your tootsies..These too come with a really great hud that you are able to change different parts of the shoe so again these will be an asset to your wardrobe as again here is your TAXI to Empire ~ again my sincerest thanks to Kay for giving me this opportunity ~

Be safe out there
Hugs
Dena ♥

Credits 

Make-up is from Pink Fuel Queens Palette March Powder-pack
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
#EMPIRE – Cranesbill – Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya v2.16
IKON Hope Eyes- Maldives
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
[e] Becca
[hh] Caramel Dress MAITREYA
~Tantalum~ Lost Souls Necklace.

Shot on Location of Image Essentials “Backdrop” Area using the Exclusive Pose Set for The Jersey Shore also by Image Essential