As one door closes, another opens

And so it goes with one day to the next….and even one year to the next. You plod along, pay your bills, have a little fun, drink a little gin (!) and before you know it….boom! 2017 comes to an end and 2018 is there. On the horizon. Looking over it’s shoulder, giving you the ‘come to bed eyes’ and motioning to come play.

 

Credits:

Hair: [elikatira] / Karina – Exclusives / FLF offer

Eyeshadow: VYC Femme / Moonlight Shadows Set (Catwa, Omega inc) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Lipstick: (AUREALIS) / Vice Matte Lipstick – shade #1 worn (Catwa only) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Earrings: EarthStones / Ruffle Around – Garnet/Silver / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Sweater: GAIA / Sweatshirt – Navy (Maitreya only) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Skirt: ~Nerido~ / Stina Skirt (Maitreya only) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Socks: Sn@tch / Shannon Garter Socks – darks (Slink, Omega, Classic inc)

Boots: **UTOPIA@Design** / “TERA-XMAS” (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Pose: Entangled Poses / Indigo (3 poses inc)

Backdrop: Paparazzi / 2018 – Pink / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Time for Bed

I don’t know about everyone else but with Christmas Day done and New Years around the corner, I’m ready to settle in and chill on the sofa for a few days. Hide under a blanket and wait for the time to pass. This time of year is always a busy one, with rl birthdays and anniversaries all rolled into one week. So with the time I have spare, I’ll be in my sweats, my hair in a topknot hibernating. See you on the other side 🙂

 

Credits:

Hair: TRUTH Hair / Ximena – variety

Tee: Petite Mort / Get Baked Tee (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / VIP group gift

Sweat pants: RIOT / Pashon Joggers (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Shoes: REIGN / Arianna Sneakers (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / group gift (12 days of Reignmas – day 7)

Backdrop w/ pose: Something New / Her Secondlife / group gift

Cast Your Eyes Forward

Look forward, to the horizon. That’s where your future lies. Embrace it. Don’t let your fears be the bars on a self imposed cage that holds you back.

Today I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a little and I have a person and a group to thank for this. I recently participated in the Blogger Vlogger Network (BVN) group’s Secret Santa and I was drawn Jarla Capalini. “So, how do I blog about a blogger as a gift?” you ask. Well, it’s a very good question and one I’ve thought about this week carefully. You start by profile perving, flickr perving and blog perving. Generally, you perv and I learned a few things:

  1. Jarla takes amazing photographs. Her use of lighting and shadows just makes me think “Wow!” every time I see them.
  2. Jarla has a couple of quotes in her profile that really resonate with me. The window bars in this picture are inspired by one of them.
  3. Jarla loves motorbikes!! This makes my heart sing because I have a trike in real life and I admit, I drooled at her rl profile picture (sorry Jarla, still profile perving).

So, what does a little blogger like me do with this information? Well, we take risks. We play with lighting and projectors. We edit windlights, play with shadows and then a moment of brilliance emerges. Obviously, this moment of brilliant includes a motorbike and an excuse to wear leather. So Jarla, this is my gift to you and it comes with thanks, for inspiring me to develop my skills further.

 

Credits:

Hair: Magika / Honey Whiskey – Hud 01 worn

Makeup (lips and eyes): . MILA . / Xmas Gift Makeup (Catwa) / *free gift* check under the Christmas Tree

Necklace: L&B Swear / Frost Coin Necklace (Classic, Maitreya, Slink) / *free gift* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Jacket: L&B Swear / Dita Winter Cropped Jacket (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / former Bishbox item (check store for availability)

Pants: [JUSTICE] / Naomi Pants – Black (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / *discounted* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Boots: Glamistry / Nemesia Ankle Boots – black worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Motorbike: .::Indulge::. / Retro Orange Ducatti / group gift available at Paying It Forward December 2017

Pose:  Shi.S. poses / My Car Pose / available on Marketplace HERE

Backdrop:  RAMA / #selfie_RAMA Southwark Area / gacha item

Cheeky Cheeky

Nothing wrong with warming yourself by an open fire…even if it’s your butt that gets the warming first! Who knows what else the fire may warm up, if I’m lucky enough 😉

 

Credits:

Hair: Exile / Persuasive – Naturals / *new release* available at C88 December 2017

Eyeshadow: Izzie’s / Candy Cane Eye Make-Up (Classic, Catwa, Lelutka, Omega inc) / free gift

Lipstick: amara beauty / Hailey Lipsticks (Catwa available) / group gift available at Paying It Forward December 2017

Nail Polish: alaskametro<3 /”New Year Black/Copper” (Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / group gift On9 December 2017

Romper: -NARCISSE- / Noelle Romper (Maitreya, Slink HG inc) *new release* available at The Liaison Collaborative December 2017

Socks: erratic / eva – knee socks xmas (Maitreya inc)

Necklace: -KC- Couture / Caily Choker (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Classic inc)

Rings: Slipper Originals / Wynter Rings (Maitreya, Slink bento) / *exclusive item* The Frozen Fair December 2017

Pose: <K&S> / Lila poses. Standing / gacha item

Scene Location: Creamy’s (Alrberg Lech Lodge – VIP area)

Yule time

I am not a fan of cold weather, but there is one thing about it I do like very much. It’s the thought of wrapping up warm in front of a roaring fire while the cold is outside. I can just see myself right now, curled up on this chair, wrapped in a blanket with a book, periodically watching the kitten play and trying to stop her destroying the presents. It’s a homely thought and one I’ll enjoy for the rest of the day (stuck in work…boo!)

 

Credits:

Chair: :: Newchurch :: / Marie Occasional Chair / group gift On9 December 2017

Rug: *KOM / carpet christmas GIFT / group gift The Chapter Four December 2017

Kitty: ~Nerido~ / Gray Kitten with garland / free gift available at The Arcade December 2017

Fireplace: ChiMia:: / Yule Fireplace

Stockings: MadPea / Holiday Stocking – Yellow / *new release* Paying It Forward December 2017

Star deco: ChiC Buildings / Falling Stars Holder / previous On9 group gift

Light: ChiMia:: / Drum Kit Light – red

Candles: ChiMia:: / Yule Candelabra [Brass] /*new release* available at Tannenbaum 2017

Mini tree: ChiMia:: / Tabletop Christmas Tree / *new release* available at Tannenbaum 2017

Antler deco: {moss&mink} / Wall Deco (classic) / free gift available at The Arcade December 2017

Bauble tree: ionic / Christmas Tree GIFT / group gift The Chapter Four December 2017

Mini snowman: !gO! / Snowman – Gift / free gift available at The Arcade December 2017

Backdrop: RAMA / #selfie_RAMA Polka-dots Cafe / gacha item

‘Elfed Up

Dare I suggest it? Dare I utter the words…those words that start with the letters “C” and “D”? Usually in my household those words are banned until December 1st. I refuse to acknowledge what the shops have been ramming down my throat since August….”Christmas approacheth lady, and are you ready?” In a single word “awww hell no!” Ok, that’s three but you get my drift!

One thing I must confess to enjoying though at this time of year (apart from the excuse to eat cake and drink sparkly fruity wine), is the fun jumpers that the stores carry. I didn’t realise til this year that it’s actually a ‘thing’ to raise money for charity on December 15th (http://www.nationaluglychristmassweaterday.org/). So, you never know: this year I may well be purchasing and wearing mine, all for a good cause. I know I’ve started early with my pixel self, but my real self may have to join in on the fun too.

 

Credits:

Hair w/ hat: LeLutka / CHILL hair (fatpack) / group gift

Jumper: Pink Cream Pie / Annie Ugly Sweater (Belleza, Slink HG, Maitreya inc) / *new release*

Jeans: Pink Cream Pie / Julia Jeans (Belleza, Slink HG, Maitreya inc) / *new release* available at ULTRA November 2017

Boots: Pink Cream Pie / Cady Boots (Belleza, Slink, Maitreya inc) / *new release* available at 4Mesh November 2017

Building: ~Adorably Strange Wares~ / The Indie Anti-Prom Bash Garage (RARE) / gacha item available at TWE12VE November 2017

Fridge:  ~Adorably Strange Wares~ / The Indie Anti-Prom Bash Fridge (RARE) / gacha item available at TWE12VE November 2017

Pose: Shi.S. poses / Cheers Collection #1 (6 poses w/ prop inc)