Cherry Picking

I really don’t like cherries. To eat, that is. But I am drawn to them as decoration; whether as a print on a dress or rings for my ears. Appropriately, the pair I am wearing is from (Yummy) and is a part of the final BishBox. And since I am showing off my bum, it is only appropriate I do it in the recent Tinker Set release from Blueberry. I seem to have a fruit-flavoured theme going here!

I hadn’t mentioned it before, but I recently switched mesh heads from Catwa Lona to May by .LeLutka.. I have always loved the HUD for LeLutka mesh heads, but I kind of stuck with Lona after it was released at Skin Fair. I finally got around to visiting the LeLutka main store and demoing her latest releases. I narrowed my choices to Greer and May, but something about this head just seemed right for me. I had a few appliers and skins for LeLutka, but I wanted something new. I tried several new appliers, but the one that really caught my eye was Jean by itGirls, currently available at Uber. One tip I want to pass along when trying a new skin designer is always try the head applier with the body demo, as well. I really didn’t think Jean would work for me before I matched it with the body applier.

That, my dear friends, gave my new look the cherry on top.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top & panties: Blueberry – Tinker Set by Blueberryxx (new main store release)
*Earrings: (Yummy) Cherry Earrings by Polyester Partridge (from BishBox August 2017)
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Sujin /Red by Morphine Janick
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
Mesh head applier: itGirls – Jean Lelutka Applier – Tan Face by Annie Jolifaunt (available at Uber August 2017)
Mesh body applier: itGirls – Fade Body Applier – Maitreya by Annie Jolifaunt

Pose: Body Language Sweet Lovely Cute SLC Bento SS Pose – Wet Sand A by manmoth Nishi (available at Knot & Co. // Only Summer Project 2017)

The Ghost of Valentine’s Days Past

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I have never been a big believer in Valentine’s Day. It is a commercialised holiday, designed to guilt people into becoming consumers in the name of love. When I was married, I always told my husband to forego the flowers on February 14th and wait until the 15th, when he could get twice as many for half the cost. Or better yet, spring them on me on March 3rd…or July 9th…or September 23rd; just whenever he felt like buying me flowers for no reason. Now that I carry the Single status, I can consider VD just another day. And I like that.

But that doesn’t mean that over the years I haven’t received a Valentine or two: the flowers, jewelry, chocolates in boxes that are pretty enough to keep, even a love letter or two. Those little mementos of times when a significant other defied my request and presented me with a single rose, a necklace, a box of chocolates, a note with a few heart-felt words scribbled in his best penmanship.

Those things are all gone now. But the memory of them conjures up the Ghost of Valentine’s Days Past to haunt me for a few days each February. The gifts from those relationships, either fleeting or sustained, are a reminder that I have been loved.

It is a haunting always welcomed, then forgotten very quickly as the days pass by.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Dress: United Colors UC_Sonia_dress_all in 1_Maitreya by Unitedcoloursteam (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-28, 2016)
Shoes: Essenz – Maine (Cream) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo
*Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Jasmine” by Marisa Kira (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-28, 2016)
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Legend – Henna – RARE by Julie Hastings (gacha prize)
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson
*Eyes: Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (Ghost Persian Blue, w3) by Arkesh Baral
Eyelashes: * Mon Cheri * *MC* “Falsies” by Freya Oliveri

Rug: dust bunny . ruffle rug by xlnoel (gacha prize)
Hanging plant: dust bunny . hanging flower pot . blue by xlnoel (gacha prize)
Room divider: junk. picture doors. by Tab Tatham (gacha prize)
Plant stand: junk. plant stand. by Tab Tatham
Table: [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Table – Light by danielestro (gacha prize)
Birdcage: [ zerkalo ] True Love – Birdcage by danielestro (gacha prize)
Gift box: [ zerkalo ] True Love – Gift Box White by daniel estro (gacha prize)
Box of candles: [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Crate with Candles by danielestro (gacha prize)
Book: [ zerkalo ] Cozy Corner – Book by daniel estro
Wash stand: [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Washstand – Light by danielestro (gacha prize)
Vase of branches: BelleEquipe Design Store {BE} Lighted Branches by Pokute Burt
Build: junk. attic skybox. RARE by Tab Tatham (gacha prize)

Pose: BodyLanguage SLC SS POSE Back Shot!! BackShot04L by manmoth Nishi