A Glow

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Gem's Finds

I love how makeup can give someone a nice glow without much photo editing.  I love being able to take close ups to show nails and rings while having bento hands with great bento poses.  I think the changes since I started SL have been in leaps and bounds.  I prefer to have the new advances of SL even though the fashion world is different than it use to be.

I am showcasing some new finds that are located over at the current round of Designer Showcase.  Bento rings are also a newer feature of SL and Vida Set by Livia is perfect for everyday wear.  It is simple yet elegant and not overpowering.  DMZ always has great nail polish and the new Crispy Days Polish does not disappoint with its variant colors.  Lastly, Dulce Secrets has a new eyeshadow called Aoi Si that is at the event.  I…

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Scared Silly

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Diabetes.
I, like nearly 10% of the US population,
have it.
Although, I try to deny it and will occasionally
laugh about it, Diabetes is no joking matter.
It has left me vision impaired and more which
is why it was a no-brainer for me to join
Team Diabetes of Second Life in their
3rd Annual Scare Me Silly Event.

Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The mission of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to raise awareness, tolerance, and funds for diabetes in the virtual world of Second Life. According to the World Health Organization (2016): 422 million adults in the world have diabetes and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.

I don’t wanna die.
Not yet.
That is why I’m taking this event to heart.
As a message.
It’s time I stop my lax approach to this disease, pull up my big girl panties,
take the prescribed medications and better my health.
But, that will only be the beginning.

Scare Me Silly is an all inclusive event.
Running until October 27th, it features two Hunts, Live Performers,
DJ’s and an Art Show.
Designers have come out in hoards making shopping a treat.
Roped Passions is one of those designers.
With 100% of it’s sales going toward the event, I give you
Halloween All A Glow.

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Designed to make any Halloween a scary pleasure,
Roped Passions’ Halloween All A Glow is available in two colors: Orange and Purple.
Compatible with Maitreya, Belleza and Slink Mesh Bodies,
these silky Silks cling to your curves giving way to a much sexier you.

Hmmmm…
I wonder if consuming pumpkin would be good for me.
The American Diabetes Association states,
“They are high in iron and unsaturated fats.
These unsaturated fats may help to lower cholesterol levels
when they replace saturated fats and trans-fat in the diet.”

Is that so?
Heeere, punkin’, punkin’….

Silks: Halloween All A Glow – Roped Passions
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Hair: Sasha – taketomiWEST
Head Accessory: Gladiolus Wreath – LODE
Leg Accessory: Leg Straps – On A Lark
Choker: Felicia – NOIR
Ring: Pumpkin – Candy Crunchers
Eyeshadow/Lipgloss: Danae – LIVIA
Hay: Seasons Harvest Basic Bale Seats – Roawenwood
Prop: Halloween Pumpkin (hunt only) – orange C – HappyMood

Personal

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Joe Fox (Tom Hanks): It wasn’t…personal.

Kathleen Kelly(Meg Ryan): What is that supposed to mean? I am so sick of that. All that means is that it wasn’t personal to *you*. But, it was personal to me. It’s *personal* to a lot of people. And what’s so wrong with being personal, anyway?

Joe: Uh, nothing.

Kathleen: Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.

~ You’ve Got Mail ~

Of all the movies I’ve watched in my lifetime with characters
spitting their knowledge on life, I’d have to say that
Kathleen Kelly’s Personal quote has been the most memorable for me.
Meg nailed it. I haven’t watched You’ve Got Mail in years,
yet what she says in this scene has stuck with me.
I can hear her voice now…”But, it was personal to me.”
What are we?
A bunch of machines?
Is The Tinman a distant relative, thus we have no heart?
Do we really interact with others on a daily basis using
“It’s not personal” as a license to do to them as we please?

I’m gonna spank ya right now, so bend over.
Ready?
Repeat after me…
It’s Personal.
One more time.
It’s Personal.
Thank you.

So, what brought all of this on?
Xfinity — the Home of Comcast.
Lord, these folks!
I wish unto the Heavens my former ISP had not done an Elvis (left the building).
I had no other choice but Comcast.
Over the years, I’d heard horror stories about their lousy service
figuring it couldn’t be that bad.
It can.
It IS!
The past few days have been a nightmare with their iffy service —
not knowing when it will go down and for how long.
Thursday topped the outage list with 17 hours without internet.
Perhaps today will be a new record as I’m literally creating this post via WordPad.
Contacting them brings on a whole new set of frustrations, too.
First, you have to get through their phony female machine
with it’s fake typing sound effect as it looks up your information.
That process takes even longer if you owe them money.
How dare they speak to you about owing anything when they can’t
provide what you signed up for.
The ingrates!
When I finally reach a “real person”, she began with
the standard, “I’m so sorry for the inconvenience.”
No you’re not!
That’s something you spit out in hopes that it will calm the complaintive.
It fuels my fire.
She was reading.
Everything she spoke to me was prompted.
How do I know?
No matter what I said to her, she kept repeating the same thing and would at times respond with something unrelated to my question.
“We will be refunding everyone for the time outage.”
I didn’t ask that. Nowhere did you hear me mention money.
She wasn’t personal.
Her superiors do not see us as individuals and find it easier to deal via note cards.
I’m so sick of that.
I’m flesh and blood here.
Approach me as the person that I am.

As I sit here without net access, I’m thankful that I was able to capture images of Zibska‘s contribution to this October’s We ♥ Role-play when it was up.
It would have been an utter shame to miss informing you about Bellona and Fini.

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Bellona is a gorgeous Eyemakeup palette of 15
bold colors as only Zibska can do.
Glistening and attracting eyes to your own,
Bellona comes complete with appliers for
Letlutka, LAQ, Omega and Catwa.
Tattoo layers are also included for Classic Avatars.
Also available, but not pictured, is Bellona Lipstick
and Bellona Brows, as well.

Rounding out my personable look is Fini.
Boasting 21 color choices, Fini is one hell of a lipstick palette.
Zibska has made sure that no one is left out by offering
Letlutka, LAQ, Omega and Catwa appliers, as well as,
Tattoo Layers all in one pack.
These lippies will be my goto sticks!
I love the way they shape my lips inviting a more
up close and personal experience.
As with Bellona, Fini also comes in an Eyemakeup Palette.
With 15 colors, you can’t go wrong.
And btw, Zibska is having a 50L Marketplace Cosmetic Sale
until October 22nd. So hurry!

Zib Scaggs, Zibska CEO and Creator is personable.
She’s approachable.
She listens.
And she puts out some of the best damn-ass makeup and
imaginative accessories on the grid.
Over the years, I have run to her products time and time again and will continue until the day she decides to stop.
Thanks, Zibb.
Thanks for being personal.

You get my High FURshion stamp of approval!
Furshion Approved

Well, looka here.
The internet is up.
I better post this before…..

Eyemakeup: Bellona – Zibska
Lipstick: Fini – Zibska

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Jewelry Set: Elestren – Beloved Jewelry (@ the current Dazzle Event)
Jumpsuit: Rougue Ruffle – Hilly Haalan
Head Accessory: Summer Garden Wreath – LODE
Hair: Nita – Discord Designs
Nails: Jelly Bento – LIVIA
Fred: Bull – Digital Farm System
Plants: Tomatoes – Digital Farm System
Pose1: Portrait Photography (modified) – K&S
Pose2: lillian (bento) – Serendipity

1 Day

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24 hours.

Sometimes that’s all it takes for your life to change.
It could be for the good and the not so good.
The change can be temporary or last a lifetime.
Some of it is up to us, while there are times fate says,
Hell, no.  I’m driving this ship!
In 1 day, my life has metamorphosed into something quite pleasurable.
What is it?
It’s a bimil (secret in the Korean language).
Ssssh….

So, what about you.
What has your last 86,400 seconds been?
Joyful?  Painful? Uneventful?
Setting my bimil aside, mine has left me feeling quite
Elegant.  Sexy.  Demure.
Chiffon.

Just in time for Rock Your Rack, Chiffon is offering Katanka, 
8 lovely and Exclusive Mermaid Gowns with 1 being Limited.
Featuring a Feathered Corsage which attaches to the left side of your
chest by default (I’m wearing it as a Headpiece), Katanka
is compatible with Belleza, Maitreya and Slink Mesh Bodies;
offering 5 Fitmesh Sizes, as well.

Wearing 1 of the 8 called Bottle, I discovered the perfect
accessories to add sparkle and shine.
Created by Hearthsdale Jewelry, the Boho Charm Set is also
Exclusively at Rock Your Rack.
Set in gorgeous Red, Pink and Teal gems and stones,
Boho’s charming Necklace and Earrings are Unrigged,
so you can place them beyond the points of expectancy.
(Foreheads are lovely areas of the body — don’t you think?)

All this change of mine needed a place to rest and marinate.
Without hesitation, ACD (Anam Cara Designs) swept me off my feet.
The Musical Notes Rug, a happy place to calm and keep calm,
comes in a Decor and PG Version.
With 100% of it’s sales donated, Notes has 8 Texture options for both
and 95 animations in the PG Version.
Giving me a place to lean and so much more,
ACD rolled the Squishy Pouf my way.
I love it!
Taking on the shape of a comfy fluff, Squishy gives you a plethora
of Texture options whether you want to go with Leather or Vintage.
Need a massage?  No problem.
Adult coloring your type of stress relief?  No problem.
Blowing bubbles tame your savage beast…

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…no problem!
Squishy has all that and much more.
She’s like coming home to some warm Furry lovin’ after a hard day.
Oh and just in case you hadn’t figured it out, both of these ACD creations
are featured at Rock Your Rack.
Aaaah.
Now, I can lean back and contemplate what my next
1,440 minutes may have in store.

TTYL……

Gown: Katanka *Exclusive* – CHIFFON
Jewelry Set: Boho Charm *Exclusive* – Heartsdale
Rug: Musical Notes – ACD
Pouf: Squishy – ACD

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Hair: Dakota – Blues
Eyeliner: Arcane – Veechi
Lipstick: Nora – LIVIA
Nails: Doll Boutin Vol. 1 – Gorgeous Dolls

Power Up

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Business.
We’re taking care of it.
Handling it.
Minding our own.
Some of us are in other people’s.
But, I haven’t the time.
I’m too busy getting down to mine.

Business.
Day in and day out we are caught up in it.
Our lives demand it.
It interrupts our spare time and we comply.
For, it’s understood that taking care of it
before pleasure is paramount.

Business.
Dressing the part is key.
Monkey suit.
Power suit.
Conservative.
CEO.
LUXE Paris.

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Dark, Tweed and in charge,
CEO by LUXE Paris is a Limited Edition for Rock Your Rack.
Consisting of a two piece suit, shoes and handbag,
CEO is compatible with Belleza Venus, Maitreya and
Slink Physique/Hourglass Mesh Bodies/Feet as well as
Fitted Mesh and Standard Sizes for Classic SL avatars.
Her big roomy handbag comes with a holding animation
and is perfect for protecting your future plans.
I know because….

Business.
I have my own in the works.
I’m ready for it.
I’m open to it.
And it’s nobody’s…..

Suit/Handbag/Shoes: CEO Limited Edition – LUXE Paris

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Hair: seven – lock&tuft
Hairbase/Sideburns: Queen Bee – Studio Exposure
Glasses: Wayla – Z O O M
Necklace: Isa – Meva
Ring: Pearl – Zenith
Eyeshadow: Nella – LIVIA
Lipstick: Raindrop – Booty’s Beauty
Bird: Tweeter Companion – Ohmai Salon
Prop: Donut Cafe Mug – Kei Spot
Pose 1: Why The Hell Not Vol.2 – Focus Poses
Location: Bobtail Bakery
Background: The SugarBowl – Exposeur

Smooch

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I couldn’t breathe.

His big beautiful brown lips completely covered my own.
He quickly took me into his arms while near the church
drinking fountain.
I’ll never forget it and I still get butterflies in my stomach.
It was…
Messy.
Tender.
Flailing.
Long lasting.
It was all those things — my first real kiss.
I kissed him again and again later on.
Practice makes what?
PERFECT.
And I wanted to be a great kisser.
I think my diligence paid off since I honestly think
kissing is something I do well.

Believe it or not, a lot of who we are surfaces unconsciously in our avatars.
That is probably why no matter what avatar I create or what skin
I’m in, my mouth must be wide and full.
Juicy lips.
Plump and inviting.
Without them and a gorgeous shade of lipstick (preferably RED),
I  feel my styling is incomplete.

When I opened Avada‘s Rock Your Rack 10L Hunt item,
it was love at first sight.
Thalia is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8…EIGHT shades of Red and Pink.
OMG!
They are absolutely perfect for lips that practice.
Not too glossy…
(It’s embarrassing to attempt a kiss with color on your teeth)
and
Not too matte…
(Don’t come up in here with dry lips…DENIED!)

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Rock Your Rack, a Breast Cancer Charity Event,
donated over $1200 U.S Dollars to
the National Breast Cancer Foundation in 2017.
This year’s event officially opens to the public on Saturday,
September 29, 2018 at 12:00 am Second Life time which means….
You still have time to practice your pucker.
I don’t know about you, but I’m gonna be ready!

If you need me, I’ll be somewhere between
Caress Avenue and Smooch Street….

Lipstick: Thalia – Avada
Lelutka, LAQ & Catwa Appliers only

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Hoodie: Miolla – M.Birdie
Skirt: Balloon Mini – DRIFT
Hair: hype – lock&tuft
Shoes/Socks: Crystal Heart – Moon Elixir
Eyeshadow: Shimmered Shadow – LIVIA
Prop: Boots to Hold – House of Manderley
Pose (1st photo): TheLean – ZZANG
Location: Caledon Oxbridge Gateway

Runaway NOT Run Away

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Hidden.

That’s how I’ve spent a good portion of my life.
Running under the radar.
Escaping the watchful eyes.
Invisible.

There are times when I will come out from the darkness,
dust myself off and show the world (real & virtual)
what I can do.
Satisfied, I will go back undercover.
But, what does that accomplish?
Not a damn thing.
So, guess what?
(Perk your ears up.  I’m about to make a bold statement here.)
………………………….
I’M. COMING. AT. YA!

No more hiding.
That means my skills, passions, wild ideas and crazy style —
It’s all for you.
Reminds me of the nanny in the 1976 movie The Omen..
“Look at me, Damien.  It’s all for you!”
‘Course she jumped off a high ledge right after that, hanging herself.
BUT, she did it with a smile.
So, look at me, Readers.  It’s all for you!
That includes LIC‘s latest greatest ensemble titled simply…Booty L.I.C.

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Lyndy in Chains is the queen of sexy and Booty is the perfect example!
Compatible with nearly every mesh body out there,
this racy two-piece (top & shorts) is all that and all for you.
Her all inclusive HUD has options to customize the
Material, Belts, Buckles, Buttons, Thread and a Color Wheel to
customize on top of your customizations.
Whew!
There is also the option to turn Bright on or off.

No more hiding ya’ll.
Running away is no longer an option I’m giving myself.
I’m grabbing High FURshion with all my claws —
digging in deep.
This is a runaway…..

Outfit: Booty L.I.C Edition – Lyndy in Chains (LIC)

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Gloves: Paxton – Wicca’s Wardrobe (Current WLRP Event)
Boots: Crystal – MODA
Hair: graves – lock & tuft
Hairbase: Mongolian – SIIX
Headphones: Luxe Girl – Foxes
Collar: Luceat Arachne – CerberusXing
Eye Make-up: Liquid Liner – Livia
Lipstick: Yara Set #3 – Livia
Pose 1: Why The Hell Not Vol.2 – Focus Poses
Pose 2: Nails Bento – Insomnia Angel
Backdrop: 83 – % anxiety