Secrets make you sick

Hello gentle readers. This post won’t be on fashion, but on being part of the SLSecrets Week #422. There’s a few things I would like to address in this post, so please, bear with me.

The first thing I would like to say, is you’re right; I put my cart before my horse. I got caught up in all the favorites I was receiving on my Flickr page and it built up my confidence to where I wanted to expand, to be able to provide a photography service. What you do not have right however, is why. In the Pile Up groups all over flickr, I can only do so much to expand my experiences and working with clients gives me more of the interaction I crave. You see, I can pile up a million photos, but without actual experience in delivering what somebody really wants, im just doing the same old thing, over and over.  I never once claimed to be amazing, spectacular, terrific or even good. I think im “ok” and im still learning. We all start somewhere, this is where im starting. You’re not wrong, I need more experience, and for me, thats learning it MY way, not on somebody elses work that they teach you and you regurgitate. What’s wrong with just being supportive that this is my journey and not yours? 

If you really felt that I needed more paintshop skills, why not just tell me? Its not an opinion that I don’t share. I’m not running around with SL Photographer listed above my head and claiming to be the very best out there. So why make a SLSecret about it?. Do you really need to drag a bitch?. Unless your goal wasn’t to provide anything constructive, but to simply deconstruct, humiliate and degrade me. I’m not a child, I can handle constructive criticism and concern but what I can not handle however, is a coward. Yes you are a coward. You attack me through a website I haven’t visited in years, that protects the person who wants to spread vile, nasty things about others and for that, you forfeit any decency I could see in you as a human being. I had to be told by a total stranger through Flickr about the post. Man was that a wonderful feeling reading that!. Made me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. 

I especially LOVED reading the few comments directed towards me. None of you, have ever said anything to me about it and if its so important to mention it there, why not mention it to me? Is it because that makes you look bad?. Guess so. If you look through my Flickr stream, you would see I have never over edited a fashion post, skin review, anything. I would never do that as it goes against my blogging philosophy. Adding in that filter over top my last post(Bubble Pop) was hard enough to convince myself to do. Constructive criticism is one thing, but when you have such a strong opinion and chose to air it to a site like SLSecrets, instead of to that person, you are a coward also. If it means that much to you, message me and lets talk about it like adults, until then, keep your petulant mouths shut.

Finally, to the person that posted it, who are you?. Not a dig, just a simple question. You know who I am but I have no idea who you are. You chose to hide your identity. Why? Do I know you? Have we spoken? If you really felt this way, telling me wouldn’t have been as hurtful or cruel as posting a SLSecret about me. I invite you to talk to me on SL, person to person to actually discuss it. No tricks, I just don’t understand how your opinion could be that strong and you have no interest in actually talking to me about it. I’m sure you don’t care about my rebuttal, or my feelings, which is your privilege, but you should know I do not stay quiet. You had your turn to speak, here is mine. 

For those of you who don’t know me, I invite you to. My Plurk, Twitter or in SL. I’m actually a bomb ass person who never attacks people I do not know, who keeps to themselves and just wants to have a damn good time in my virtual world. I’ll be 8 years old on SL this October, yet, things like this still get to me. Does dragging a person really make you feel better? I can’t imagine it could. This is the last time I will speak on this publicly, but I welcome the poster of the Secret to speak to me personally and all those who had such strong views in the comments. Get to know me, before you drag me. 

Bubble Pop!

Hello gentle readers! The new round of Uber has started and like always, I love it all; especially Fishy Strawberry.

Fae really hit it out of the park for me this round with her Dismay Princess two piece torn top and tutu skirt.  So if you feel like dipping your toes into the punk’y sweet princess pool, this is the perfect outfit for it.

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Deets

  • Hairs-Lamb(Lamb Bellic)Wolf/Elikatira(Elika Tiramisu)-Zanna/Atomic(Ivy Graves)-Gacha // Harajuku Me // Bunny – Mythical
  • Bubblegum-Pink Fuel(Mochi Milena)-Yum v2
  • Outfit-Fishy Strawberry(Fae Eriksen)-Dismay Princess with Black, Dark Grey, Light Grey top, White, Black and Neon Pink tutu’s @Uber
  • Body-Maitreya(Onyx LeShelle)-Lara
  • Hands-SLink(Siddean Munro)-Casual

Song

Take It Slow with that Southern Shade

Hello gentle readers!

Its time again for a new round of C88 and of course Exile is participating with two gorgeous new hairs, Take It Slow and Southern Shade. 

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I wanted to put a little bit of pride into this post, after listening to Sia’s new song, The Greatest, thats dedicated to the 49 Pulse victims.

Deets:

  • Hairs-Exile(Kavar Cleanslate)-Southern Shade & Take It Slow @ C88
  • Head-Catwa(Catwa Clip)-Kori-Open Mouth1
  • Skin-Glam Affair(Aida Ewing)-Lilo in America with makeup 03
  • Coat-Birdy(Tyr Rozenblum)-Fur Coat – Maitreya – Dark  @ The Arcade 
  • Dress-Birdy(Tyr Rozenblum)-Corset Dress – Maitreya – Pink @ The Arcade

Exile @ The Arcade September

Hello gentle readers!

Its time again for the aracde, one of my favorite gacha events. This new round looks spectacular.

I ditched my mesh head this post in favor of my stock one; its still pretty(I hope).

Exile is participating with two hair styles, Hot or Cold, is  50L to play with 20 to collect, of which two are rare; the rares are the Naturals. I ended up switching them around though for this photo, so you have Cold or Hot for my blog, lols!.

Deets

Baiastice @ Uber August

Hello gentle readers! Today is a tinier blog, as im currently in the process of packing to move to the permanent apartment; that we were supposed to move to today but they aren’t moving us till the morning. Le sigh.

Baiastice is participating in new Uber, Fame round. Sissy never disappoints me, and this dress is gorgeous!.

There are shoes that match this dress, Sharay, but they are for SLink med feet & I loved it with these pumps from Blah, so I chose to pair them with this dress.

Deets

  • Hair- Little Bones(Nova Faerye)-Kym
  • Dress-Baiastice(Sissy Pessoa)-Lalaya in Olive, Mimosa & Tangerine @ Uber
  • Pumps-Blah(Hoshi Kimono)-My Duper-Nude

Piece of Me

Hi gentle readers!. You look smashing today, doing something different with your hair?. Love it!.

So today I decided I would do a new blog, shocker right?! I’ve only been managing to blog every few months, if that even, due to real life issues pertaining to my health and having to move a few times due to renovations at our apartments. We are moving back to our original apartment this Wednesday, after being moved from our temporary, to yet another temporary, just to move back to our original apartment a few weeks later. This whole process has taken well over a year to get done and im so glad its nearly over.

I’ve been working on my photoshop skill sets, thanks to Daeberethwen Arbenlow‘s YouTube channel. I’ve been blogging since 2010 & kept the same style of blogging since that time(basically) so I decided to kinda spice my style up. What will not change however, is the clear view I will give of the products and their fit. Just backgrounds and maybe some minor editing to certain shots depth. Now onto the rest of this post.

Villena has been amazingly spot on with their releases lately, so I haven’t missed to many of their offerings. Their current outfit at Uber is yet another set I couldn’t pass up. The theme this round is ‘fame/famous’. I think we can all agree we would love to know how that feels, so this round has a fantastic array of overboard luxury clothing, hair, shoes, furniture and more. I chose the ‘disgust’ mouth expression on my head, as thats the look so many celebs throw the paparazzi; It just felt fitting for this post.

Uber ends on September 22nd so be sure to get your famous fix before its over!.

Deets

  • Hair-LeLutka(Thora Charron)-Cadence in Pitch
  • Top-Villena(Villena Swansen)-Netted Crop Top-Black @ Uber
  • Shorts-Villena(Villena Swansen)-Distressed Shorts-Black @ Uber
  • Nails-.tsg.(Eilfie Sugarplum)-Fiancee 
  • Head-Fiore(Sanya Bilavio)-Soft 2.1
  • Body-SLink(Siddean Munro)-Hourglass
  • Applier & Skin-ItGirls(Annie Jolifaunt)-Isabeli Summer

Side by Side: Maitreya Lara & SLink Hourglass

Hi gentle readers!

I thought I would do a little post today about two of my most worn mesh bodies; Maitreya Lara and SLink Hourglass.

The first thing i’d like to mention is that my shape sliders are the same for each of the bodies, but you can clearly see the difference SLink Hourglass makes for curves compared to Lara. I’ve had Lara for several months now & only just got the SLink Hourglass, but its quickly become my favorite and I’ve found myself purchasing gacha items for it over Maitreya, and making sure packs of clothing I purchase include a SHG version. Only slightly obsessed.

Like I mentioned above, my slider numbers are identical for each mesh body, but SHG improves upon them. It increases my bust, my thigh size and pinches in my waist all at the same time; the difference is really remarkable. Its still my shape, but appears completely different with this mesh body and I don’t mind it one bit. 

Every new release, be it gacha or regular, there’s always a Maitreya version; its many stores main mesh body go to for fit, as so many people wear it, its a sure bet it will be purchased. When I started making the switch from Maitreya Lara to SLink Hourglass, I couldn’t find anybody to trade me gacha items for the SHG comparables, not to mention the price differences which can make your head spin around and spit pea soup.

I’ve only had a few issues getting longer hairs to work with the physics of SHG, but some hair’s don’t work at all, even with a version for increased breast size. This ends up causing some hairs to either goes through my breasts or hover to far over them. Either way its not a pretty look.  

More brands are now including an Hourglass version with clothing releases at events or in house, and many gachas have a separate buy box for SHG.  Its popularity is catching up and hopefully every place I shop will incorporate versions of their clothing for it.  I honestly haven’t loved a mesh body as much as this one and don’t feel like switching back to Lara anytime soon.

  • Hairs-Elikatira(Elikapeka Tiramisu)-Quinn & Little Bones(Nova Faerye)-Kym
  • Bodies-Maitreya(Onyx LeShelle)-Lara & SLink(Siddean Munro)-Hourglass
  • Skin-Glam Affair(Aida Ewing)- Sia skin ( Fairy Tales ) – Asia 03 B
  • Mesh Head-Fiore(Sanya Bilavio)-Soft
  • Applier-ItGirls(Annie Jolifaunt)-Isabeli Summer