1 Contemplation

I am not making any new year resolutions. I haven’t in several years. If I need to make a change in my life, I will do it when I am motivated personally; not by the turning of the calendar page.

That doesn’t stop me from taking some time for contemplation. I have a couple of weeks off work, so the downtime is conducive to evaluation. Through the rest of the year, I’ve rarely had more than a long weekend, so some quiet time is nice. It also allows me to think about more than just commuting, working and preparing for the next work week.

I am only four days in, and already I am feeling a bit at loose ends. The flurry of holiday prep and deadlines are over, as is the latest flurry of blogging commitments I have had. It is a bit of a luxury to be able to do whatever I choose to do without a sense of obligation, in both worlds.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Jacket: Mimikri – Fur Jacket / Alba nile blue_FM_Maitreya by Mimikri Kit (available at Tres Chic through Jan. 5)
Leggings: Blueberry – Denise – Leggings by Blueberryxx
*Earrings: Salt & Pepper S&P ice princess set by xxSaltandPepper (available at Cosmopolitan Dec. 20 – Jan. 2)
Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.ANGEL . by Viking
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson (available at Wayward Market through Jan. 10)
Tattoo: [White~Widow] DeadMan – Henna by Julie Hastings
Body and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Tropical by Ikon Innovia
Eyelashes: //LovelyAlien//StarryEyelashes by Seven Paragorn

Chair/pose: junk. leather T chair. bronze. by Tab Tatham
Building: junk. the poor gentleman’s club shed. white. by Tab Tatham

The Bare Face Challenge, Naturally

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I saw a challenge photo by Caitlin “Caity” Tobias on Flickr and I couldn’t resist. The hardest part for me was the “NO Photoshop!” rule. I’m dying to fix my nose, jaw, chin, neck and arm 😦 But other than cropping, I resisted…somehow!

It’s a fun challenge, and a simple one: take a close up wearing only your skin (hair is fine). No other makeup, no eyelashes, nuthin…just you. Hey, I didn’t cheat: I’m just smart enough to choose Hart Larsson as my skin maker, who included lipstick and eyeliner with my everyday skin 😉

Scroll through Flickr and you’ll see quite a few bare faces, all naturally very lovely. And maybe not as surprisingly as you might think.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Skin: [PXL] Creations JADE NAT Terre MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hair: *ARGRACE* MIZUKI – Ginger by rika Oyen
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen

Pose: Diesel Works SeptGift1 by Rogan Diesel


1 Studio

Hi. My name is Peep and this is my blog. Pleased to see you here 🙂

I am reintroducing myself because I have been away for so long that I was worried some of you might have forgotten me. Real Life has been a whirlwind of change which has kept me largely out of Second Life and when I have been in, I haven’t had the chance to take any photos. The RL changes will prevent me from blogging as often as I have been, but I am hoping to manage to get up at least three posts a week. I hope that absence has made your hearts grow fonder and you will bear with me while I transition to this new schedule.

The changes also extend to Second Life; after having my showroom and studio in the same location for about a year, I have just moved to a new location! I can now be found on the 5th Avenue sim; quite posh, don’t you think? 😀 The photo is of me sitting in my new digs. It is very different from the old studio…Rwah says it is “grown-up Peep’s place.” I don’t know about the grown-up part, but it is definitely a major change for me. Please feel free to drop by anytime. I still need to do a bit more decorating but it is open and ready for visitors to stop in.

I can’t do this post without mentioning that I was recently interviewed for the LUMIPro blog! Sammie Ansar, the Social Media Director for LUMIPro was such a sweetheart to talk to. She was extremely patient with me, working diligently to accommodate the time zone vagaries. I was thrilled with the final result. If you have followed my blog at all you know I am a huge proponent of LUMIPro and I was honoured to be asked to share my experiences with their followers.

The outfit and shoes I am wearing are gifts from Sammie’s business partner, UkeMochi of Mochi Styles. I just adore this outfit; in fact, I have been wearing it for a week! (Don’t freak out, Cao…I send it out to the cleaner’s every night 😉 ) I am happy to show off these goodies not just because I love them, but because they are kind-hearted people. This is from a note card enclosed with each purchase:

When a good friend of ours who suffers from MD was recently hospitalized my friend Sammie Ansar of Sweet as Honey Designs joined together with me to help. A percentage of everything we sell will go into a fund to help him with medical cost and personal needs.

Please stop by to check it out. You can buy pretty things without guilt, knowing that a part of your purchase is going for a very good cause.

It’s good to be back…I’ll see you again soon ♥

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Outfit: Mochi Styles Anchor’s Away by UkeMochi
*Shoes: Mochi Styles Darlene Peep Toe Heels by UkeMochi
*Necklace: Cae :: Kay :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft
*Earrings: Cae :: Kay :: Earrings by Caelan Hancroft
Hair: Vanity Hair: So Selfish Dark Reds by Tabata Jewell
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) High by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: !bang – sit 013 by Luna Jubilee

Build by Abiss Interior Design by Frasha Boa

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet