Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage. It commemorates the date of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is also known as Battle of Puebla Day.

It’s a day of celebration and in honour I managed to consult Mr Google to understand what it is.

I have only discovered this day via Second Life as it isn’t something celebrated here in the U.K. or Australia when I was growing up.

I thought it remiss of me to blog a top for the occasion if I didn’t at least know what the occasion was about.

Job done. I’m off to eat my brekky now.

Happy Cinco de Maya day.

Credits:-

Cinco de Mayo tshirt free for group members from Entice (there are 3 colours, available till May 14)

Marylin Denim Shorts from Kaithleens

no Suffer hair from no.match

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Kinky makeup from Velour

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Where would you like to be?

Where would you like to be?

I need a good day out in the Tropics somewhere on this planet. Well to be honest a day wouldn’t quite cut it, but maybe 6 months?

Weirdly I would find nothing more wonderful that just a handful of people on a tropical island, just swimming and playing in the sand all day. Barbecues by sunset and long walks within the trees that stretch across the land. Talking, laughing and just being happy with each other. Both family and close friends.

Is it odd I think that I don’t want a good night out with a bunch of people or some concert etc that people are currently looking forward to ? In the last year I have realised that to me its simple things in life are the ones that matter most.

My friend rang me today and asked if I wanted to go out shopping . I declined. To be honest what did I need to shop for? In all seriousness I have learnt that I don’t need a lot of the things I used to buy and I purchased then just out of habit.

Maybe my sense of money is that it can be here today and gone tomorrow, so why am I buying “things” I don’t need or actually really even want.

Im happy with the odd online clothes purchase as I then leave it in a basket, think about it long and hard before I even press the buy button. It allows me to reconsider do I really need that or want it. Usually 8 times out of 10 I remove items from the shopping cart because I realise that I didn’t really want them. I think we are all guilty of shopping without any rationale and just buying things for the heck of it at times.

Today I purchased something I actually did think about and to me is worth it. A book. No not a kindle one, but an actual hard copy real paper one. Old fashioned I know. But I do love a good flip of a page and bending pages down when I come across sections I love.

Funnily it was via a conversation with Drax that I purchased it after he started telling me some of the aspects of the book. Seriously you will have to watch Second Life book club this week as this author is going to be interesting.

I doubt I will have read the entire book by then, but I will be making a good start later today when I relax on my sofa.

Credits:-

Dulce Outfit from Seniha at the EQUAL10 last few days

Higher resolution of photo can be seen here

Bamboo pose and backdrop from Amitie

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Claire Necklace from [Kunst]

Superna Eyeshadow and Wonyoung Lips from Velour

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

How to UNDO

How to UNDO

Honestly I’m not much of a tutorial queen but I am giving it a go. Expand the repertoire as they say.

Today it’s all about UNDO. You can’t be in SL and not know this tip.

Video:-

Credits:-

Pillow talk outfit from ::{u.f.o}:: at the ACCESS Event

Plumm Lip cream from Ives at the ACCESS Event

Scarlett hair from Rama Salon at the EQUAL10 Event

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Superna Eyeshadow from Velour

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Shopping time

Shopping time

In reality I’m doing a SHEIN shop in a few moments. I really am going to treat myself big time.

There’s a link below the credits of this outfit and you can see how cool their clothes are.

My Sunday is just relaxed and chilled. Had hoped to catch up with a friend this weekend but that went to pan. Then hoped to be sitting in the sunshine reading, that too went to pan!! It’s windy and cool and not ideal. So it all went to pan.

Lazy day it is inside. I’ve faffed around the flat with odd bits of housework and just editing something I’m writing. It’s a book in progress yes and may take me a hundred years at the rate I’m going!!!

It’s a bio of my life and will not be for the faint of heart as my life in reality was extremely turbulent in the earlier years of my childhood.

Anyhow todays outfit you can find at the Saturday sale in a few colours. I’m wearing part of the mega pack hud in this photo. Lovely outfit go check it out.

Credits:-

Aniron Dress outfit from Entice at the Saturday Sale

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Meadow hair from Truth

Kinky Eyeshadow from Velour

Kinky lipstick from Velour

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Backdrop is the April group gift from Minimal

Barely dressed

Barely dressed

If only in reality I had this look and could run around wearing such an outfit. If only.

Reality can be harsh when we look at ourselves in the mirror and see ourselves. My reality certainly this morning has me looking like the rainbow Good Year blimp. ie I’m wearing this rainbow striped nightie and I’m far from lithe and youthful.

Still, despite that fact I’m ok with my reality. It may cause me angst at times because nothing is perfect, but at least I’m rest assured that I’m the only me.

Now being a me, is certainly unable to be replicated and makes me an individual. I’m good with that.

We should all be good with that. No matter how we look we are all amazing individuals that enrich this planet with our mark of existence.

If I wasn’t here. You wouldn’t be reading this.

And if you are not reading this. Why not!!!?

Video:-

Credits:-

Tinderella collection from Spoiled at the EQUAL10 Event

Dani standing pose from SweetArt at the EQUAL10 Event

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Olivia hair from Kuni at the EQUAL10 Event

Superna Eyeshadow from Velour

Lipstick from CATWA HDPRO

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Shot on location at Spirits of Shara at Amara

READY Steady going

READY Steady going

Are you ready? It’s nearly the weekend and another week we can close the door on and get ready to enjoy.

I’m not going anywhere as such but am tempted to make myself over and just see if I remember how to put that makeup on and get sassy.

Now me and sassy have been apart quite a while so I have no major expectations of the level of sassy I can achieve. But may as well give it a go. Failing that pjs and Netflix may be the choice.

I am actually positive I may step outside this weekend and see some life. Maybe walk around lakes and lay in the sun (if there is any) and read a good book. Crowds depending. Always the people. In reflection maybe not. I’ll lay on my balcony instead.

What are your plans? Going out into the world or going out virtually?

Credits:-

All for you dress from Entice at the Cosmopolitan Event

Addie bag from [DDL] at the ACCESS Event

Blaithe earring from POM at the ACCESS Event

Rebecca chains (on legs) from MICHAN at the ACCESS Event

Colourful passway backdrop from Pitaya at the ACCESS Event

Christie Static Pose from Lyrium at the ACCESS Event

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Olivia hair from Kuni at the EQUAL10 Event

Superna Eyeshadow from Velour

Peony lipgloss from IVES at the ACCESS Event

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Floating out there

Floating out there

Where do I begin!!!! I really don’t know. Other than to say 2021 may also personally for me a bit of a bittersweet year. Already it’s kind of been a sarcastic comedy of sorts.

I touched not so long ago in one of my YouTube coffee blogs that there were issues with my hair. Since Covid hit I noticed a patch of my hair thinning and disappearing. Just at the very time I was accepted as a curly girl ambassador for Boucleme hair products. Incredibly bad timing.

All the hair has disappeared from my arms and legs . All this since lockdown.

Yes I considered it may be due to high stress but today I was seen by a consultant who has examined my records and my scalp etc. Verdict is female pattern baldness.

So it could stay as it is now or gradually get worse. Either way it’s a huge knock to my soul as what is most noticed about me has always been my curly hair.

But, I’m not prepared to give into the internal tears inside me. After all it’s not killing me. It just means one day I may be buzz cutting it all off.

Until then I shall crack on with a smile and learn to accept that I’m still fortunate and need to get a grip. There are damn sight worse things in life.

I still have minge hair, albeit it looks like a ninja head now!

Credits:-

Discrecia dress (has hud) from Le La at the Designer Showcase

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Blush hair from Truth

Superna Eyeshadow from Velour

Wonyoung lipstick from Velour

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

A little homely moment

A little homely moment

I’m sat here having a homely evening. A little out of sorts today and made myself dinner and feet up.

I’m going to bed early tonight and just close today. Tomorrow is another day and why not.

So I’m having a homely moment if that’s possible. Legs up and watching a rather lame murder mystery film.

I hope you all enjoy your evenings and I’ll see you on the flip side.

Credits:-

Lilou top and skirt from KiB Designs at the Designer Showcase

Tokyo Glasses M/F from Haysuriza at the Designer Showcase

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Kiara Hair from DOUX

Superna Eyeshadow from Velour

Maren lipstick from Velour

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Ted Talk

Ted Talk

I rather fondly call this my Ted talk. More so as I was in this video expressing a number of thoughts and so only watch if you have the patience to listen. Otherwise I seriously wouldn’t bother.

It’s cathartic to talk and so I do.

I will however be honest I cut out quite a chunk of what I spoke about as after doing so I thought nahhh it’s stuff I don’t need to share. But then I am quite a sharer as that’s what keeps me sane in life.

There are times we all need to share thoughts or moments with just someone. These days due to everything I just find myself sharing in my blog or in my Coffee talks.

Today’s I call the Ted talk because it felt like I was relaying something and well why not. Ted I’m sure won’t mind me using his name.

Video:-

Credits:-

Athena outfit from Saschas Designs

Lookaway pose from Diversion at the ACCESS Event

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Olivia hair from Kuni at the EQUAL10 Event

Superna Eyeshadow from Velour

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

I’m just getting my swag on

I’m just getting my swag on

It’s after midnight and I’ve been beavering away for hours today filming things for the upcoming week.

I’m a little in a corner feeling that I want to do something new and different. I just can’t put my finger on it as to what.

Do you ever get those moments? I also am having a lot of self doubt right now and asking myself many questions about the value of the things I do. Are they worth doing? Am I bored? Am I tired?

I can’t quite say. I just know that my light is dimming and I actually feel very much alone. I did a Ted talk today which I was going to upload tonight. But I froze on the upload button. The overwhelming feeling that I’m just simmering away sometimes makes me want to turn up the heat and see what happens.

For now though I’ll just lay my head to sleep and dream of my next adventure.

Credits:-

Paris outfit from [RnR] Swag

Peony lipgloss from IVES at the ACCESS Event

Bright rainy backdrop and from Diversion at the ACCESS Event

Lookaway pose from Diversion at the ACCESS Event

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Olivia hair from Kuni at the EQUAL10 Event

Superna Eyeshadow from Velour

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya