Respite With Dragonflies

“Nope” pretty much sums up how I felt about doing anything today. With temperatures hovering around 45C (113F) it was a good day to sit very still with a fan blowing full-force on me. It was even too hot to log into Second Life for most of the day.

Eventually, the mercury dipped to a brisk 40C and I launched my viewer to try to do a bit of work. Although trying out pretty new things isn’t really a hardship, it does take a bit of effort to put the look together.

I am showcasing both fashion, beauty and home & garden in this post. With both The Liaison Collaborative and The Seasons Story opening soon, it is a good opportunity to give you a sneak preview of some of the goodies to come.

I am wearing the [ session ] Phoebe Tone02 Catwa Applier for this photo. I hadn’t worn a Catwa head for a while, but this skin was just too pretty to pass up. My eye shadow and lipstick are choices that come with the applier and I chose to add both freckles and moles – also options with this applier. The only variance from the original are my eyebrows, as this set doesn’t come with red brows (light and dark only). However, it does have a no-brow option, so I was able to stay true to my ginger roots (pun intended). The shading is really lovely on this skin and I love the shape of the lips.

Also from TLC are these great jeans from Entice. They are designed to work with Mid feet; a rarity in most designs. If you tend to wear this foot position, you really should grab these jeans. They come in the traditional denim shades, plus some brighter colours to work with almost any top in your wardrobe. I did try them with high feet and they still work well, but they aren’t designed to compliment flat feet.

On to the decor: Kuro will be releasing this lovely basket chair at the upcoming round of The Seasons Story. There are both PG and Adult versions, and you can complete the set with a basket lamp and bed.

Since these events aren’t yet open, you should visit the [ keke ] mainstore or Marketplace in the meantime. The beautiful dragonflies come in a fatpack of 5 colours for one low price.

They will turn the most pedestrian garden into a place of whimsical respite; just what is needed on an ultra-hot day.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top: .epoch. hash tied top. maitreya.nope. by Lylah Lyric
*Jeans: Entice – Baby I’m Yours Jeans by EnticeStore (available at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)
*Choker: .::Nanika::. Within my heart choker by sDEVAs (available at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)

*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx Leshelle
*Mesh head applier: [ session ] Phoebe Tone02 (Catwa applier) by Anj4 (available at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)
Mesh body applier: [ session ] Maitreya Body Applier Tone02 v2.3
Eyebrows:
.:JUMO:. Britani Eyebrows – CATWA Heads by JumoFashion
Hair: [BAD HAIR DAY] Saha Hair by MatthewMil (available at FaMESHed January 2018)
*Chair & pose: Kuro – Basket chair Adult by Luana Dawg (coming to The Seasons Story January 10)
*Dragonflies: [ keke ] even dragonflies dream . warm by Kean Kelly
Grass: Garden by anc dotty wild grass {colorful} 1prim ring by aki69
Flowers: KIDD GRASS*Bush*Rudbeckia Small by doP Kidd
Wall: –ANHELO-M45WA-181GA :: my little garden (wall) by fk0724

Sweet Dreams When You Get There

It’s New Year’s Eve in my part of the world already. Whether you stay in and celebrate quietly or go out and bring in 2018 with a wild party, sweet dreams when you get there.

Tomorrow’s a big, new day.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Dress: Salt & Pepper S&P Aya Lara by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Japonica through January 14)
Necklaces: *AvaWay* ROXY_ Necklace by Avaway
Hair: {Limerence} Corinne hair by Kirusik (available at Kinky Event through January 19)
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh head applier: Revoul Lefort.Saje Lelutka Applier in Tone 3 by HighCache (available at Shiny Shabby through January 15
Mesh body applier: Lefort by Revoul :: 2017 Body Appliers in Tone 03
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort

Sofa: Culprit Bohemia Daybed by eku Zhong
Pose: Imitation – Amber 5 M by Euphorisme

And Suddenly

My sister used to say, “When I was little, Christmas seemed to come once every three years. Now it seems to come every three months.” The same could be said for the turning of the calendar to a brand new year. 2017 was a year of more downs than ups for me, but as 2018 sneaks up on me, I am grateful for the bright spots in my life. Although I have had some health issues this last year, I could be worse than I am. I don’t love my job in real life, but I can take pride in knowing that I do it well. While I have had to cut back on my blogging, I still find pleasure in the process.

While I have never been primarily a Home & Garden blogger, I have dabbled in it over the years. Expect to see fewer of these types of posts on my blog in the future, but when I do one, it will be because of inspiration from some of the finest designers on the grid.

As always, I love anything from [ keke ]. These New Year’s inspired offerings by Kean Kelly at Shiny Shabby and Uber were my starting point. If you plan on hosting a NYE party in Second Life, make sure you include these beautifully made party decorations.

To set the scene, I blew my budget on the amazing ROIRO L’ Annulaire Gacha, available at Cosmopolitan. There are so many options in this gacha I normally would have steered clear, but I was captivated by the quality of the items and story that they tell when put together. Add in some furniture and accessories from Kuro and The Liaison Collaborative and suddenly, it’s time to celebrate.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:
*Confetti: [ keke ] confetti . canarie (available at Shiny Shabby through January 15)
*From Happy Celebrations Box (available at Uber through January 23)
[ keke ] 2018 rosegold
[ keke ] serpentines . rose
[ keke ] glitter spheres
From Kuro by Luana Dawg (available at District 20 through January 19)
* Kuro – William chair (PG) brown
* Kuro – William side table
* Kuro – William books
From The Liaison Collaborative through December 30:
* Raindale – Whorouly carpet by KeiraLans (gacha prize)
* 22769 – Mulled Wine Bottles – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
* 22769 – Cashbox – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
* 22769 – Lantern Glass – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
* 22769 – Lantern Glass – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
* Sway’s [Wintertime] flower pot with plant . Sweater by Sway Dench (gacha prize)
* Sway’s [Wintertime] flower pot with plant . Winter Night by Sway Dench (gacha
prize)
* {E}lusive Designs Hanging Pails with Lights Gold by Dema Fairport
* Granola. Ruby’s Holiday Vase. Winter Pack. by Kimbra Iridescent
From the ROIRO L’ Annulaire Gacha by roiro (available at Cosmopolitan through December 30):
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Desk
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Desk Chair
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” DDC Various butterfly
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Desk Lamp
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Rose vase Blue
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Sample bottles
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” SB Wire light
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” SB Airplants
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Books-A
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Books-B
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Wireplant DROP
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” SB Kacho
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Rose vase Red
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Butterfly A – D
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Collector’s house RARE