Vintage Valentines

Traditionally, Valentines tends to be pink, fluffy and all things cute. Throw in a plushie, a love heart and plenty of chocolate. Make it uber girly and add some sparkle. It just doesn’t appeal to me these days! Perhaps in years gone by this would have appealed, because I am a romantic at heart but now, my definition of romance has changed. It isn’t about big displays of affection or spending stupid amounts of money. It’s about little thoughtful moments, for example talking and holding hands on the couch while you share a meal. It’s about taking time to be with the one you love, sharing their burdens, lifting their spirits and having yours lifted, in turn. It’s the little words, signs and gestures that show love and care. They don’t cost much but are priceless and create precious memories that will tide you over if you’re having a low day ❤

 

Credits:

Fireplace urn: DISORDERLY. / Light Pine – Urn

Fireplace decorations: Refuge / Luna Collection – Star Burst Gold / gacha item

Mirror: Refuge / Luna Collection – Moon Mirror / gacha item

Artwork: *paper moon* / Framed Vintage Valentines – Blacksmith Cupids / free gift available at Shop and Hop (Gilded sim) February 2020

Candle on books: The Artist Shed / Fable Candle (Short)

Couch: Scarlet Creative / Epiphany – RL Sofa Navy / gacha item

Cakes on table: What Next / Winter Treats Set – Winter Tarts

Table w/ tray, coffee and rose: What Next / Bailey Coffee Table & Decor

Rug: Salacity / Laura Round Rug

Building: ChiMia / Marais Apartment (Gilded Black)

Sparkle Wherever You Go

I couldn’t resist making this quote my blog post title, it’s a perfect little life mantra. Be the one who lights up the room, the one who sparkles. Admittedly your definition of “lighting up the room” may be switching on the light…but there you go, we all interpret things in different ways 😀

As it’s February, be prepared to be hit with all things girly, cute, pink and Valentine’s themed ….. until the 14th! There is always a temptation to go Anti-Valentines and stick two fingers up to the whole event, but I’m a girl who loves romance and affection, so I’m all out for the pink. Gimme love, bishes! Both Mystical Market and the Broken Heart Fair run until the middle of the month, so be quick if you want to check them out (I have and they’re fab!) The Stupid Cupid Hunt is back for it’s 8th year running (!!) and all prizes are 1L when you find them in each store. Good luck hunting, have fun shopping and remember most of all…sparkle wherever you go ❤

 

Credits:

Skin: *Spicy* / Emma skin – Sunkissed worn (Catwa, BoM inc)

Hair: .EscalateD. / Caddie V1 – Pastels worn

Eyes: A.D.D.Andel! / Cupid Eyes – hud inc (Mesh, BoM, Omega inc) / *new release* available at Mystical Market until 12th February 2020

Lipstick: .lovelysweet. / Cupid Lippies Set – hud inc (BoM, Catwa, Omega inc) / *new release* available at the Broken Heart Fair until 14th February 2020

Tattoo: Sn@tch / Heart Locket Tattoos – 3 options inc (Classic, BoM, Omega inc)

Nails: .lovelysweet. / Sweetheart Nails – hud inc (Maitreya inc) / 10L special offer available at the Broken Heart Fair until 14th February 2020

Dress w/ headband: .Princess Stuff. / [Ask For My Name Dress] & Headpiece (Altamura, Belleza, eBody, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / The Stupid Cupid Hunt 8 prize available February 2020

Heels: [Sheba] / Blossom Mules – hud inc (Belleza, eBody, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Pose: Mewsery / Kitten Pose Set (3 bento poses w/ mirrors inc)

Chair: Refuge / Vintage Fur Chair – Pink/Gold

Cupcakes: DISORDERLY. / Donut Cupcakes – Strawberry Plate

Bonbons: Dahlia / Gokotta – Bon Bons – Strawberry – Spilled 19 / gacha item

Nail polish tray: The Artist Shed / Nailed It Tray

Art, Hatbox & Mannequin: What Next / Madeleine Decor – Full Set

Backdrop: MudHoney / Photo Room 6 (hud inc) / gacha item

Spread some Joy

As we approach Christmas shut down at my rl workplace, it’s fun to start seeing people wind down and get into a festive mood. We have a Christmas tree decorating contest running this week and while my department hasn’t a hope of winning, I had so much fun decorating our tree yesterday. Cue fake dollar bills and chocolate gold coins with our senior manager’s face on it. Yes, I work in a Finance department! I hope you get a chance to spread some joy and receive some too over the next few weeks. It can get hectic, but I also hope there are moments of calm x

 

Credits:

Artwork: Refuge / Winter Scene Twinkling Stars

Fireplace: ChiMia / Yule Fireplace

Christmas Stockings: What Next / Christmas Stockings (plaid used) & Deer Stocking Holder

Joy sign: Culprit / Joy Marquee Letters / *new release* available at Tannenbaumn December 2019

Christmas Sledge decoration: Khargo Furniture / christmas sledge decoration / *new release* available at TWE12VE December 2019

Wooden Christmas Tree: hive / wooden christmas tree [green] / gacha item

Christmas baubles box: Heart Designs / Box of Baubles / *new release*

Pine Cone Bowl: DISORDERLY. / Light Pine – Bowl

Building: hive / simple skybox

Hex me baby.

Ahh Monday’s why are you so cruel? Every week I work and keep my head down. Then Friday appears and the weekend quickly follows. I sneeze and suddenly it’s Sunday night with Monday morning just around the corner. I’m sure that as I get older, time runs quicker. I seriously need to find out how to make it run a little slower and fix it this way. Maybe also find out a way to make my saggy bits a little more perky again while I’m at it. We can but dream.

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Credits:

Hair w/ hat: Mello&Moth / Hex Me Baby / *new release* available at Hallow Manor October 2019

Skin: RITUAL / Elspeth skin – Huffle – Tone 6 worn (BoM, LAQ, Genus, Catwa, Lelutka, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Tonic, Classic, V-Tech, AMD Bump inc) / *new release* on offer at +Magik+ October 2019

Outfit: Pink Cream Pie / Titania – black worn (Maitreya, Belleza inc)

Boots: Pure Poison / Robin Boots – hud inc (Belleza, Legacy, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available Kustom9 October 2019

Tarot cards: DISORDERLY. / Flight of the Tarot – classic pack (animated and rez versions included)

Pose w/ prop: Image Essentials / Addams Family – Morticia /  *new release* available at Mad Circus 5 October 2019

Backdrop: .:Joplino:. / Backdrop Catacomb