Sunday, January 30, 2011
When I saw this week's colour for Luna Jubilee's 52 Weeks of Colour Challenge, my first reaction was, "Oh no not green again!" because like I mentioned in my previous post (here), I don't have that many items in that colour. It took me quite awhile before I finally found this gorgeous shimmery dress from Nicky Ree and a pair of lovely satin green shoes from S@SS, both of which were bought more than a year ago (I think). I matched them with this exquisite jewellery set from Zuri's and one of my favourite up-dos with pretty little petal accessories from W&Y, and together, here's my take on emerald!
Dress: Spring Romance Satin from Nicky Ree
Hair: 66 from W&Y
Jewellery: Chantelle's Heart (with texture hud) from Jewelry by Zuri--1000 members group gift
Shoes: Single Colour Bow Footsie-Fern (with texture hud) from S@SS
Carolina Morn (shoes included) from Lemania--100L (limited time)
Sophia hair (with lace and pearls) from Beautiful Dirty Rich
Naturally Blue (earrings and clogs included) from Lemania--100L (limited time)
SpringFling clutch from auTre--subscriber group gift
Eva hair from Exile--free
In both pics:
Stone Pebbles Necklace from Lemania--50L (weekend special)
Poses: Gesticulate, Marukin
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Air from Siss Boom
Freya hair from S Town
Monroe necklace set from Alisha's Mall--10L (sale)
Entitled (stockings included) from Siss Boom
Pearl Art Deco choker from Alisha's Mall--20L (sale)
Star-Crossed Lovers Ring from Chop Zuey--group gift
Catherine hair from Beautiful Dirty Rich
Poses: Boutique Giada, Glitterati
Friday, January 28, 2011
Outfit Above: Sonia--this is a gown/huntress outfit that includes a full skirt, half skirt, face-mask, belt, gloves, collar, shoulder cloak and armour on right upper arm
Hair worn (from top): Pamela (dark red), Corinne (blonde), Jason (dark brown)--all new!
Teresa (naturals)--new group gift! (will not be on sale)
Other colours available:
Outfit and hair all from EMO-tions!
EMO-tions New Valhal
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Today I decided to try using shadows again with Viewer 2 to see if I crash as much as I used to. Surprisingly, I hardly crashed this time and although I see some jagged edges round the shadows when I zoom in close, still it was a refreshing change for me. I was also delighted to get this free dress from one of my favourite stores Glitter, and while I was there, this new release named Barbie caught my eye, so I bought that too! If not for time, I think I would have bought a few more items! *hee* And I'm sure most of you would have got this free adorable Lazy Bench from aDORKable by now--my avatar looked so comfy sitting there I swear I almost dozed off in RL!
Barbie (includes belt not worn here) from Glitter--new
Jolynn hair (rustbrown) with hat from Ali&Ali--group gift
Elegant Cuff from NCparis--group gift
Greta Glitter Pumps (texture change) from Baby Monkey--group gift
The Lazy Bench (with poses) from aDORKable--free
Clodette (choker included) from Glitter--800 members special gift
Brookelle Hair from Raw House
Pose from Gesticulate
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Bees Knees (includes hair and shoes)--100L (24 hours only)
Blue Velvet (includes hat, shoes and lingerie)--100L (24 hours only), worn with Madrid hair from Simply Britnee
Blue Velvet again--A different look without the jacket and hat, worn with Loops of Diamonds jewellery set and Elegance hair also from Lemania (all sold separately)
Taxi to Lemania
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Free Thinker (includes leg cuffs, frill sleeves and collar)--100L (limited time)
La Grange (includes optional chest strap, collar and sleeve cuffs)--100L (limited time)
Taxi to new Siss Boom
I've been sitting on this week's colour (see Luna's blog) because the more I shopped for taupe or taupe-like items, the more confused I got! So I decided to look in my inventory instead (now why didn't I do that earlier?) and searched for 'taupe'--but I got something greenish instead! Then I typed 'grey' and came up with this cute dress from Lemania which I bought more than a year ago (I think) and it's pretty close to the colour on Luna's blog too! Yay! Problem is I'm not sure if it's still on sale though, but hey..at least it's a decent taupe! Finally!
Dress: Nevada (includes hat, gloves, jewel, stockings and shoes) from Lemania--not sure if it's still available
Hair: Bo-bang from DrLife--previous group gift
Choker: Lunar Beauty from Lolapop! at EaHH
Pose: Hate Me and Eat Me (Pro Posers Hunt gift)
Monday, January 24, 2011
I'm lovin' these new leather pant sets from Immerschoen Girl that accentuate your curves in all the right places (or curves you never thought you had)!
Pants: Immerschoen Girl Leather Pants 'Belt-Wish'--This is a personalized custom belt available with the leather pants and sculpted leg cuffs--I just lurrve having my name on the belt! Thank you Nici! MUACHHH!
Vest: Immerscheon Girl Leather Vest/Gilet 'laced' (black)
*hair with hat, choker, earrings, bracelets, nails and boots not included
Pants: Immerschoen Girl Leather Pants 'Laced' (black)--comes with regular and sculpted prim cuffs versions
Vest: Immerschoen Girl Leather Vest/Gilet 'Stickers' (black) 1
*hair, earrings, necklace, gloves and boots not included
Immerschoen Girl Leather Set 'Julia' (black/white)--includes leather pants with belt, white casual blouse, option of leather vest/blouse combination or leather vest alone and arm bangle 'zebra'
*hair, hat, earrings, rings, nails and boots not included
Taxi to Immerschoen Fashion
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Bondage Lace Dress
Fan Cream Dress
Ruffle Print Dress
From left: Lace Cut-Out Leggings, Flower Rose Lace Leggings (black and white)
Taxi to Lurani
Poses: SyDS, xbordeaux, Swedish Style
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Untold (includes shirt, long skirt, ruffled wrap and sculpted shirt bottom) from Siss Boom
Elegance hair from Lemania
Writing on the Wall (choker and bustle included) from Siss Boom
Vivienne hair from Exile--new!
Poses: Hate Me and Eat Me
Angie (dark brown)--new!
Below are examples of 99L discounted hair (more at the store)!
Here are examples of hair at 50% off (much more at the store)!
And finally, some examples of the freebies (see more at the store)!
Anita (left-top), Vivien (left-bottom), Big in Japan (middle), Carlotta (right-top), Till (right-bottom)
Left to right: Cybermoon (assorted colours), The Call, Darren (chin goatee)
Taxi to EMO-tions Mainstore and EMO-tions New Valhal
Friday, January 21, 2011
Dress: Earth (includes option of two-toned or pink socks) from Siss Boom--100L (24 hours only)
Belt: Waist-Hi Belt V3 (colour change) from OW--gift
Hair: Ada from Exile
Nails and Rings: BrickRed from Finesmith Designs
Boots: Domina Boots-Browns (with texture hud) from Baby Monkey
Outfit: Fresh (includes waist tie, arm and leg cuffs) from Siss Boom--100L (24 hours only)
Hair: 02 (includes colour changeable bandana) from Dura
Sneakers: Snow Leopard from Baby Monkey--previous group gift
Poses: Gesticulate--subscriber gift
Pain, disappointment, hurt. These are things that no one can avoid in this life, no matter how charmed their existence may seem to an outsider. Sadness and difficulties are all parts of the path that we must tread. I imagine there is no one who is successful, happy and fulfilled who has not had to face some sort of hardship to get where they are, because it is how we face whatever difficulty that is put in our way that makes us great.
January is the month of New Year's Resolutions, goal setting and ambitious planning. For many, the start of a new year brings a sense of revival, a feeling that the slate has been swept clean and a renewed sense of purpose. We believe that we can do anything that we set our minds to and that the sky is within our grasp, and we continue to feel this way until we encounter our first hurdle. A lot of the times, this first hurdle is the most difficult because it breaks the illusion that we are infallible and forces us to realise that just because we've started to work towards our goals doesn't mean that everything will come easily from now on. It is during these trials that we have to remember that nothing good ever comes easy. If it did, there wouldn't be so many clichéd sayings about the need to "pay your dues" and how "quitters never prosper" :) .
During these trying times, these quotes don't necessarily help me but what usually does help is remembering to smile constantly. I can not count the number of times I've felt better after laughing off an unfortunate mistake in my design or shrugging off a painful jab at my work by ignoring the jabber and spending quality time goofing off with a close friend. At first it may seem fake but after a while the fake smile fades away and a real one with real good feelings takes it place. Trust me, taking some time away from your path to nurse the wound caused by your first fall, will stop you from falling into the dreaded cycle of negativity and doubt and will ensure that you can come back stronger and more assured of your ability to persevere until you succeed. So the next time you encounter a perilous bump in your path to self-fulfillment, step away from the melancholic music, cancel the pity party and smile through the pain. You'll feel better for it.
Love you all and Stay inspired,
P.S. So let me know what you think. Have you ever tried smiling to cheer yourself up when you feel like things aren't going your way? How did it work and what other methods do you use to pick yourself up when you're down? Feel free to let me know in the comments below.