Pool Side Fun

Hello my beautiful readers! Its sooo hot in the America right now, that I felt it would be good to do a pool outside post! Having a little BBQ and some good treats that would be refreshing would be nice.  So instead of jumping into my fashion first, I am going to talk about the surrounding items.  At UBER you can pick up the new BBQ from Moss and Mink, while I am using the decor version of this grill, it does have a usable one.  IT COOKS FOOD! Its a fun little grill and took me a moment to really figure it out, only because I don’t read directions at all.  I swear I feel like I know it all … and I do sometimes … yea.  But anyways it cooks such cute little BBQ foods that this was perfect for our pool side.

At the main store of DustBunny you can find the snow cone machine and cute little snow cone sets! I really love the berries that are decorating the cones and the stand.  Its a refreshing cooling ice that will definitely take the heat out of ya and leave a nice cooling sensation.  There are three colors in the package that you can pick for your cone machine, and there are two different fruits for your cones that give that fresh vibe and I really am loving it.  Healthy!  I paired this with a few items I already had from Dustbunny, like the heart table and the unicorn planter Just to add a little decoration around the items.  Very cute.   Another refreshing items are the watermelons and the blackberry drinks.  I always felt like if you were to go swimming you should have fruits and other items that would help hydrate you because the chlorine will suck it out the moisture in your body, so remember if you are out and swimming in the heat to keep hydrated.

Okay so my fashion! So my downfall in life is my LAQ heads, because I am in love with their heads, I buy all of them as they come out, but I always wanted the Nyx head and I never gotten it. Now I have it and I am wearing it.  What I really enjoy about LAQ is that you can mix and match the heads with her skins and know that you are getting a really cute look.  For example I am wearing the Nyx head which is an older Bento head that has been updated and paired it with the new Cherry Skin that has come out and is at Collabor88.  As you can see it matches like they were made for each other.  I am finding that mixing and matching heads and the skins are so much fun and I think you are looking at getting LAQ for your new heads to check out the mix and match!

The last thing I wanna talk about and show off is the Bikini I purchased its by Cynful and its amazing! When I seen it in the picture I didn’t realize that the sequins were all single placed or however it was made.  But its not painted on as a look.  Its upraised which is something I really like about this.  Its actually really realistic and shimmers in the light I really do like it.  I was in love with the blue when I laid my eyes on it.  There are so many colors to choose from and each of them are shiny and beautiful! So pick all the colors in my opinion.

So that is all for noow, check out the details below have fun shopping because yea, its shopping and its fun.  ♥

Clothing:
[Cynful] Loquita’s Sequin Bikini – by Cynthia Ultsch @ FaMESHed

Body:
Head: LAQ Bento – Nyx 3.05 by Mallory Cowen 
Skin:  LAQ ~ Cherry skin appliers [All tones] Collabor88
Lashes: LAQ ~ Came with head
Shape: LAQ Bento Shape – Nyx – Livvy <– Edited the body not the head
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: Izzie’s – Whiskey Eyes blue orange by Izzie Button
Hair: Lamb. Honey by Lamb Bellic

Pose:
FOXCITY. Pool Bunny V2-3 by Satomi Masukami 

Accessories:
O.M.E.N – Watermelon Slices – by Damien (damascusvera)
220ML – Coconut Rosewater Blackberry by Jonas Acanthus
dust bunny . unicorn planter by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)
dust bunny . heart shaped side table by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)
dust bunny . snowcones blueberry by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)
dust bunny . shaved ice machine . blue by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)
{moss&mink} Summer BBQ (Deco only) by Cielo Capalini @ UBER

Meet Cherry

HELLO MY READERS!!! Today I got something fun for you! Collabor88 has opened and there are some very amazing things there ♥ I am sporting the new LAQ head, with GUM attachment.  Lets meet Cherry.  She is a younger looking face, I would say the early 20’s and I adore how she is.  You get a head, a shape, and other accessories that you need to make a complete look.  I am wearing her au natural which is actually really adorable looking.  You have the option to get the gum attachment where you motioncap chew gum and blow bubbles (seen in the clip below).  There is a HUD to get the color of gum choices you might like.  I chose the slightly darker pink color.  Since this is at the event of Collabor88 the head is a discounted price.  The skin is also at the discounted price … and if you need a HUD you can purchase it at the main store.  IF YOU HAVE THE HUD do not purchase another one, as you only need one HUD for all your heads!!

While at the Collabor88 you can get the amazing top set that I found by Tee*fy.  I am in love with the looks of this set.  They are sold separately.  So you have many options to play with in your color choices.  Or you can get the fatpack and mix and match to your hearts content.  Believe me there are many many many choices, it was so hard to pick one that I loved the most.  But I really love the prints versus the solid in the over top and the solids for the under shirt.  Its a bit showy but hey its summer, its hot and we need the clothings that allow us to breathe! I will grabbing for this top when I want to be summery casual on the beach kinda outfits.  I really like this!

Finally head on over to Foxcity and join the group.  There are SO many gifts that you can grab.  Now I am sure you all notice that I blog the Foxcity poses the most.  I purchase them because frankly I really like how easy they are fitting to my body and style.  Its a quick no edit to fit the pose to my body shape.  Which I can appreciate.  I think if you are searching for good poses that are fluid you need to check out Foxcity and test out the Demo’s.  I mixed a pose set I got at Saturday sale and one of her gorgeous group gifts to make up my background.

Welp, that is all I have to report on for now.  Head on over to the mentioned stores and events, see the things you like and make your style.  Have fun with it ♥

Clothing:
Tee*fy Shea Cover-Up – Summer – by azure.electricteeth @ Collabor88
Tee*fy Esme Top – Pearl –by azure.electricteeth @ Collabor88
Blueberry – Rie – Torn Jeans – CutieBootie – by Blueberryxx

Accessories:
LAQ ~ Real Bubblegum by Mallory Cowen @ Collabor88

Body:
Head: LAQ Bento – Cherry 3.05 by Mallory Cowen @ Collabor88
Skin:  LAQ ~ Cherry skin appliers [All tones] @ Collabor88
Lashes: LAQ ~ Came with head
Shape: LAQ Bento Shape – Cherry – Livvy <– Edited the body not the head
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: Izzie’s – Tokyo Eyes glass by Izzie Button
Hair: Navy+Copper – Fondue by Gia Pawpad @ Rewind

Photo background and Pose:
FOXCITY. Photo Booth – The Grid – Pinks  by Satomi Masukami @ Mainstore Group Gift
FOXCITY. Hella Cute -5 @ Mainstore 

XX/XY

Mind Carlberg has put on another fantastic exhibit where the vision is to showcase each individual’s way of looking/feeling masculine for the ladies and feminine for the gentlemen. This one got me really thinking about the two words though.

I found myself battling on the social construction what it really means to be feminine these days. Though the definition of feminine is having qualities traditionally ascribed to women, the typical woman nowadays has really changed. Where women were once usually described as submissive and quiet, women now are holding power as leading CEOs and active social reformists. Where women were once seen as weak and incapable of doing tasks men do, and have been subject to oppression, mental and physical abuse – yet they survive and become stronger.

I know more Superwomen than I know Supermen. When I hear the word feminine now, I have to think… what does that even mean? Does it describe the single mother who is single-handedly providing a life and future for her young children while taking on two and sometimes three jobs just to support them? Does it describe the soldier who happens to be female while she is out years at a time defending her country along side her troop? Does it describe the master surgeon who spent decades learning and preparing for her time to save hundreds of lives or the farmer who spends long days in the field feeding the nation?

What about masculinity? What really does it mean to be a man? When described as masculine, is the person exuding strength and tough qualities? If that is the case, then why aren’t pregnant women describe as masculine since they are the ones who not only carry a child in their bodies for months, but will eventually be splitting their bodies open to birth a child in the end. Maybe it is the way men carry themselves with confidence and dominance that make them masculine. However, I have also come to believe that too much confidence then becomes cocky and too much dominance becomes overbearing and abusive. Does that mean too much masculinity really means it is bad? What about too much femininity? What would that mean?

All I know is women have it tough yet they are crushin’ it every day. They are fearless fighters and strong survivors. Leaders as well as partners. Mothers and the fierce protectors of their loved ones. So what does being feminine really mean now? To me, it is a word that is void of any particular meaning other than the simple biological distinction of the x and y chromosome.

XX/XY | Mine & Yours

View or participate in Mind’s latest exhibit at The Buried Man gallery.

Happy Fourth!

I hope everyone (not just Americans!) are having a good fourth <3 I mostly already celebrated my fourth with friends last weekend with a good ol’ fashioned bbq cookout. Can’t have a Fourth of July without grilling some homemade burgers and tequila lime chicken! Definitely be safe out there and have fun! From us to you, happy Fourth!

Fourth of July 2018 | Mine & Yours

Just a head’s up – MadPea is having a 50% discount on select items (excluding gachas) from July 1st to July 5th so check the store out to see if there’s a good deal waiting for you!

MadPea Balloon Arch – Red, White & Blue by MadPea -new release- @Mainstore
:CP: Duncan American Flag by Isla Gealach

MadPea Firestick by MadPea (December 2017 group gift)
MadPea 4th of July Hat by MadPea -free- @Mainstore
AF American Flag (modded) by warehousefifteendesigns Resident

On Caleb:

Tank: Sig [Gild] Asymmetry-tank by Garrete Moonkill @The Signature Event
Shorts: DUFAUX – signature – jogger shorts by Luca1984 Resident

Everything is PRETTY in Pink

I have been gone for a little while, and it seems that Caleb’s blogs have been taking over.  But I am finding out things about myself. I need to take a step back and reevaluate what my blogging means to me. Its my creative outlet.  Its a place that I want to post my thoughts and show off the things I personally like in my Second Life world.  Which is what I am going to start doing now.  I love the creators that sponsor me.  They are the ones that helped keep me motivated.  Which makes what I am about to say one of the most hardest things I had ever done.  I sent out notecards to creators, I explained that while I love blogging, I needed to take some time to step back and reevaluate what I wanted from blogging.  Keep in mind I have been blogging for approximately 6 years now straight (not on this blog .. as I now share this with my husband) and I never really took a break for me to clear my head.  With that being said, I realized that my blogging skills have started looking the same.  I was not happy with what I was doing anymore.  It kills me to give up spaces that I have worked so hard to obtain you know.  NOT because the items come to me.  But because they are brands that I love and support.  They are business people and I get this.  Which shocked me when I turned in my cards that I needed to give my space to someone that deserved it right now … I got nothing but love and support! THESE are the people that make me happy and keep me going and motivate me to keep going.  Which meant taking a little time for myself.  Those creators did not give up on me and I will not give up on them.  So while some of them are not my sponsors, I will continue to purchase and blog their items.  By not having as many creators that I have a contract with, I am seeing that I am free to blog other stores in my inventory at a freer liberty.  This is not to say that anyone I was blogging for was a tyrant.  This is not the case.  I will just say I took on more than I can chew for my own good.  I don’t have as much time on my hands anymore.  I have a wonderful hubby and a family that is growing.  I have other things in my life now that make me happy too!  … OK rambling … I am just saying that I found a new look on my blogging life and I want to try something new.  It never hurts to try something different!

New in my world is LAQ, I am in love with her heads.  I wear them all the time as I find they are the best ones for my personal style.  I like the looks, the HUD .. and how easy it is to use.  Recently LAQ went under some construction to their heads and updated ALL of them! This was a big project, but at what cost you are asking?  Well no cost the customers! I say it like this because now you only have to purchase ONE hud … and your head choice.  This HUD works with ALL heads.  This cuts the cost of heads from 5k to a modest 1.5k  per head.  Which is a head lovers dream.  This means I can purchase ALL the heads that are updated and catch up on owning them all for WAY less.  Believe me this is a great deal specially for bloggers like me.  We are looking to save a little money and yet keep our looks different.  Faces are all the rage and I want them all.  Sooo now I can have them all at a great deal.  BY the way I am blogging SANDY the newest face of the LAQ family.  You can find her at UBER this round.  Opened on the 25th of June.  With her is make up, lashes, and other cute things that will complete your look.  I am sporting all the items that are LAQ for this head.  Want to know what they are just look in the itemized list of things below!  Disclaimer .. I did mod the shape to my body style, the face was barely touched.

I have decided that Cae and Just Because will remain showing up in my blogs because … WELP they are some of my favorite designers on the grid.  They have both showed me such love and support through my years of blogging I couldn’t have asked for better creators in my life.  Just Because is currently at UBER with this gorgeous dress.  I just died when I seen the WIP that was placed on the flickrs as a tease for us to look at.  The details are so cute with the tiny flowers and I realized yea … I need this dress in my life.  I recommend the fatpack because you get so many options on how to style this dress and you get the exclusive patterns that are only found in the pack.  I am pairing this with my Cae accessories you can find at FaMESHed which happened to open today! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Flamingos.  So this was something that I personally wanted so bad.  There are earrings too but as you can see my fluffy hair was not about to let me wear that! BUT the necklace is to die for.  Two cute birds encased in a circle.  I needed them in my life.  Next to the necklace was the amazing glasses I am wearing.  I really like how these frames fit.  I also like the freedom of styling them on top of the head too as that is where I tend to hide my glasses the most.  Its a horrid trait as they normally get stuck in my hair, but this is SL and I am not ripping my hairs out here!! Which is fantastic for me ♥

One more UBER thing for me is the hair! O M G the hair.  This fluffy gorgeous hair is all the rage in my books right now.  The curly mess that sits on my head is one of my new favorites, its short and all over the place and I think my favorite of the packs are the Ombres I am adoring the darker roots that flow down to a different color of your choice.  Well the choice of what is on the HUD … but either way is perfect in my opinion.  The whispy strands and the life this hair style brings is so fun and adorable.  I really do enjoy this style of hair.  So make sure you try the demo and try out all the colors each one is unique in its own way and  how they look on the style is fun and playful!

OK … long post over.  If you like these items.  Check them out below, I have all of them listed.  When you head over to the events make sure to look at the other designers too, I do believe there is something for everyone.  And have fun with your looks.  And don’t be scared to try something new ♥

Clothing:
JustBECAUSE Rebel Dress by Annie Melson @ UBER 

Accessories:
Cae :: Flamingo :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft @ Fameshed
Cae :: Ibiza :: Eyeglasses @ Fameshed

Body:
Head: LAQ Bento – Sandy 3.05 by Mallory Cowen @ UBER 
Skin:  LAQ ~ Sandy skin appliers [All tones] @ UBER 
Makeup: LAQ ~ Makeup Set – Breeze UBER 
Lashes: LAQ ~ Eyelashes 04 @ UBER 
Shape: LAQ Bento Shape – Sandy – Livvy <– Edited shape a bit for my liking
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: Izzie’s – Whiskey Eyes amber by Izzie Button
Hair: Lamb. Dream by Lamb Bellic @ UBER 

Plants:
dust bunny . giant palm plant by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)
hive // macrame hanging plant . pink stripe by hive (thehivestore)

Photo background and Pose:
FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Neighbourhood (With ‘sun’ light) by Satomi Masukami @ Blush Event
FOXCITY. Chill – 7 @ Blush Event