Maya

Congratulations people, give yourselves a pat on the back. You survived the week. Yes…you gorgeous people! YOU! YOU DID IT!! ……..

This is exactly what I was thinking as I finished my working week ….ohhhh…… 7 hours ago now. This first week back has been brutal. Some would say it’s self inflicted. I prefer to think of it like ripping off a plaster: a short amount of intense pain for the long term benefit (in this case, I had two weeks off at Christmas).

Do I have any regrets? Right now…yes! lol! Will I probably do this again? Probably LOL! Who knows what this year will bring in RL, but so far in SL, there’s been a few surprises. It’s definitely going to be an interesting one!

 

Credits:

Hair: .EscalateD. / Dalary V1 – Browns worn / *new release* available at Salon 52 January 2019

Skin: Lumae / Neoma – Tone 6 worn (Catwa, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic, Omega inc)

Lipstick: ALMA Makeup / Miss Brown – hud inc (Catwa, Lelutka, Omega inc) / *new release* available at Designer Showcase January 2019

Necklace: Sn@tch / Eglise Necklace & Earrings – hud inc / *new* lucky board prize

Top: LYBRA / Maya Top Red – common (Maitreya only) / *new release* available at GachaLand January 2019

Cardi: LYBRA / Maya Blouse Clay – common (Maitreya only) / *new release* available at GachaLand January 2019

Jeans: LYBRA / Maya Jeans Classic – rare (Maitreya only) / *new release* available at GachaLand January 2019

Ballet pumps: Pure Poison / Foxie Flats (Maitreya, Slink inc) / available on Marketplace HERE

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Holla Back (5 bento poses w/ mirrors inc) / *new release* available at Pose Fair January 2019

Backdrop: RAMA / #selfie_RAMA Southwark Area / gacha item

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Drink on my own.

If I told you that the title was inspired by my champagne, would you believe me? I do hope so! As well as Christmas, I’ve celebrated my birthday this past week. In my little group of gifts I received two rather lovely looking bottles of gin, which I’m excited to try. I also received two thermal vests….but that’s a story for another day! Inworld, I can always find an excuse to glam up and I’m in a party mood with this dress and heels. Paired with killer accessories and the right makeup ….. we are good to party ourselves into 2019!

 

Credits:

Hair: Sn@tch / Inara Hair – Naturals worn

Skin: Lumae / Cinnamon – Tone 3 worn (Catwa, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic, Omega inc)

Makeup: ALMA Makeup / Red vs Pink  (Catwa worn)

Earrings: – shanghai – / Celta Earring – White / gacha item

Dress: LYBRA  / Olivia – Leaf (Maitreya exclusive) / *new release* available at FaMESHed December 2018

Heels: [QE] Designs / Estrella Heels -Holiday Essentials- (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *Special Offer* for Saturday Sale – this week only

Champagne bottle and glass: :::ChicChica::: / Drink On My Own

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Not So Basic (6 bento poses w/ mirrors inc) / *new release* available at eBENTO December 2018

Backdrop: Paparazzi / Happy New Year 11 / gacha item

Something sweet in your mouth?

The candy cane *obviously* you naughty little minxes! Cue an over dramatic eye roll and a little smirk, hidden behind a hand.

As we approach the end of one year and celebrate the beginning of a new one, I’ve used the quiet time to sneak around a few events that are still going on inworld. Be quick though, because there are only a couple of days left. The Imaginarium is a part sale, part gacha event that is well worth checking out. It is also organised by Gimme Gacha Productions and if you are a group member there are gifts available too.

The Trunk Show is still in full swing if you’re looking for something wedding/formal inspired (NYE gown, anyone?) for a party in the next couple of days. My nails and makeup are from the event and with nails like these….they’ll definitely leave scratch marks down anyone’s back.

Finally, I snuck over to Ricielli for their Christmas hunt this week and had a lot of fun hunting for some beautiful clothes. There is a hunt key at the store entrance, showing the body types and prizes you can find. Each box is 15L but you can buy a trans / no trans version of each, which is perfect for gifting. I love that option in a hunt, especially if I see something I want to gift to my BFF who has an Hourglass body. One for her and one for me.

On that note, I hope you all are feeling rested and ready for the new year. Like it or not, time moves forward and 2019 is gonna smack our tooshies soon enough. Until then, party on and keep sucking those candy canes 😉

 

Credits:

Hair w/ collar: MINA Hair / Kim – Essentials (rlv option on collar inc)

Skin: Lumae / Neoma – Tone 3 worn (Catwa, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic, Omega inc)

Eye makeup: Zibska / Giuliana Eyemakeup (Classic, Catwa, LAQ, Lelutka, Omega inc) / *new release* available at The Trunk Show December 2018

Lipstick: Zibska / Giuliana Lips (Classic, Catwa, LAQ, Lelutka, Omega inc) / *new release* available at The Trunk Show December 2018

Nails: SLACKGIRL / Nevaska Bento Mesh Nails – hud inc (Maitreya, Altamura, Belleza, Tuty, Eve, Tonic, Slink, Vista inc) / *new release* available at The Trunk Show December 2018

Upper body tattoo: Nanika / Anna tattoo White (Classic, Belleza, Catwa, Lelutka, Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / group gift available at The Imaginarium December 2018

Thigh tattoo: THIS IS WRONG / Zion tattoo (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / *special offer* available at The Imaginarium December 2018

Lingerie: Ricielli / Maeva Lingerie – white (Freya, Hourglass, Maitreya inc) / Christmas Hunt Prize available December 2018

Pose w/ candy cane: SAPA / HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 (5 bento poses inc) / Marketplace gift available HERE

Backdrop: -MaisonClose- / Guest List Backdrop

A good book

I love reading. It’s an activity I’ve enjoyed since I was a little girl, often reading in the car…in the dark…getting told off by my mother! I’d read anything I could get my hands on, losing myself in the characters and their stories. As a teen, I attempted writing; often poetry, often depressing,  but a learning experience nonetheless.

Even now, I’ll take a book to bed and just read for hours. More recently, I remember reading The Kite Runner for six hours straight. I didn’t put it down until I’d finished it, even though it was 2am and I was tired.

At the moment, I’m reading Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” series and after a year, I’m finally on the penultimate novel (book six of seven). Let me tell you, THAT has been a labour of love but a superb read nonetheless. Knowing Mr King, I’m wondering if the ending will leave me aghast or annoyed, but we’ll see. That’s part of the fun of dipping your toe into another person’s world and seeing where their imagination takes you.

 

Credits:

Hair w/ hat: *ARGRACE* / Santa Hat – Miyuki – fatpack hud inc / Free gift *limited time*

Sweater: RIOT / Nora Sweaters – Poinsettia (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / Store hunt prize (male version also inc in pack – fitting Adam, Belleza Jake, Gianni)

Leggings: Pink Cream Pie / Kore Leggings – white worn – tight and regular inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release*

Boots: [Sheba] / Calli boots – hud inc (Altamura, eBody, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic inc) / *new release*

Floor bed: Silence. / Shabby Floor Bed – Christmas / Free gift *limited time*

Rug: Salacity / Romance Rug (traditional)

Cocoa and cookies: Dark Knight Decor / Cookies n’ Cocoa / *Special Offer* at The Wash Winter Wonderland Cart Sale available until 2nd January 2019

Pose w/ book: GingerFish Poses / Word Lust (5 bento poses w/ mirrors inc)

Backdrop: The Bearded Guy / Merry Xmas Backdrops – Feliz Navidad / former hunt prize – check store for availability

Gratuitous Beaver Shot

Hey, if you can’t have a bit of fun with a blog title, when can you?! Anyway, my little friend doesn’t mind; she quite enjoys the attention. I’m still in a cozy mode, although I’m sure very soon I’ll hit a party mood and all the sparkly dresses will come out to play. Today is my last working day for two weeks and all I keep thinking is “drag that sorry ass of yours over the finish line….then, rest”. I don’t know about the rest of the world but I’m ready to eat, sleep and watch a lot of Netflix. So, join my little friend and I in our very own mantra “4 hours ….3 hours to go…..2….” well you get my meaning 😉

 

Credits:

Hair: Magika / Gift hair – hud inc / group gift

Eye makeup: P O E M A / Gabriela Eyeshadows – hud inc (Classic, Catwa, Omega inc) / *new release* available at The Cosmopolitan Room December 2018

Snowflake makeup: Sn@tch / Snowflake Makeup (Omega used) / 7seas Fishing item (unbaited rod needed) available NOW

Sweater dress: Sn@tch / Fuzzy Sweater – White (Belleza, Classic, eBody, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic inc) / 7seas Fishing item (unbaited rod needed) available NOW

Sneaker boots: MOoH! / Lulu tip toe boots Cloud – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic inc) / group discount item until 27th December 2018

Wynn’s little beaver (friend): Empyrean Forge / Spirit Animals: Winter – Beaver / gacha item

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Not So Basic (6 bento poses w/ mirrors inc) / *new release* available at eBENTO December 2018

Backdrop: Paparazzi / Cosy Christmas – 4 / gacha item

Sorry Santa, I tried >.>

And with a top like this, my mood this year is perfectly summed up! Some days I feel like the train in this picture, going round and round in a circle. Other days I feel like my little gnome friends here, watching the carnage unfold. Whether it’s RL or SL we all experience days like these. The best solution? Grab a drink and just get on with things!

 

Credits:

Hair: Sn@tch / Maighe Hair – Naturals worn

Skin w/ makeup: *Spicy* / Adele Skin (Catwa, Maitreya, Omega inc)

Necklace: Vanilla Bae / Candy Cane Jewelry Set (Maitreya, Unrigged inc) / The Arcade Christmas gift available December 2018

Santa PJs: .lovelysweet. / Naughty & Nice PJ set (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / 75L December 2018 *exclusive*

Socks: MOoH! / Maya thigh socks – hud inc (Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic, Ocacin inc) / group gift available December 2018

Sleigh table: Violetility / Sled Table – Green / The Arcade Christmas gift available December 2018

Chocolate Fig Cake: [Merak] / Chocolate Fig Cake / The Arcade Christmas gift available December 2018

Fig Tray: unKindness / Long Winter Fig Tray / Christmas FaMESHed group gift available December 2018

Train decor: Salacity / Toy Wooden Train Set / Peace on Earth 11 hunt prize available December 2018 – more info HERE

Gnomes: Action / Lil Gnome – RED and Black / The Arcade Christmas gift available December 2018

Picture frame: DISORDERLY. / Lighted Frame – Black / The Arcade Christmas gift available December 2018

Rug: [QE Home] / Circular Rug -Watercolor Snowflakes- White / Snowbound Hunt Prize available until 12th December 2018

Pose w/ mug: GingerFish Poses / Cocoa Dream (5 bento poses w/ mirrors inc) / *new release* available at The Liaison Collaborative December 2018

Backdrop: The Bearded Guy / Merry Xmas Backdrops – Feliz Navidad / Snowbound Hunt Prize available until 12th December 2018

A life in colour

It’s a recurring theme I feel strongly about and one I often talk about in my blog. Having met with a friend recently who spent so much of her life hiding in the shadows, she has now begun to live her life how she wants to; without compromise and without apology. I admire it very much, although it will take adjustment. But a life lived in colour, rather than a life lived in the shadows; it’s something I think we should all aspire to have.

 

Credits:

Hair: .EscalateD. / Poppy V1 Twinkle – Special Blondes Mini hud worn / Peace on Earth 11 hunt prize available December 2018 – more info HERE

Lipstick: ALMA Makeup / Roxie – hud inc (Catwa, Lelutka, Omega inc) / *new release* available at Sense Event until 8th December 2018

Earrings: Pink Cream Pie / Reindeer Earrings – hud inc / Group gift available December 2018

Necklace: Mosquito’s Way / Natalia Necklace / Peace on Earth 11 hunt prize available December 2018 – more info HERE

Top: Lakrya / Lola Mesh Top – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Jacket: +MuggleBorn+ / Unicorn Jacket (Maitreya worn) / Undergoing update – check mainstore for availability

Skirt: [QE] Designs / Marlee High Waisted Mini -Winter- (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic inc) / Snowbound Hunt Prize available until 12th December 2018

Boots: Pure Poison / Adrienne Boots – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Pose: Image Essentials / Showcase V1 (5 bento poses w/ mirrors inc)

Backdrop: BUENO / Hallway – Blue