518 Don’t Let anyone Dull your sparkle.

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Don't Let Anyone Dull your Sparkle

I was watching the Voice UK this weekend and of course we have more new judges and the return of Sir Tom and the Veteran to the voice Will. Jennifer Hudson is one of the new judges and something I noticed very much with her pairings for the Battles is she wasn’t scared to put different types of voices together and in some ways it actually helped both voices shine. Lost? Ok here is a video from one of her pairs of contestants battles.

Two very different voices singing at some points almost as one. Those who are close to me and share my facebook posts will know I was saddened by some comments thrown around about people. It really is a good thing in this world to build each other up, there is enough going on that hurts us and brings us down, sometimes it is so hard to accept people who are different to you. But just like the very different beautiful voices in the video you can come together with these people and help each other and everyone else see a very beautiful picture.

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Uber has opened with a great new look that for me just simplified the whole shopping experience thank you.

I love the quirkiness of Olives hair and this hair did not disappoint.It is also hair style I am wondering if I can carry off in real life as apart from the fringe it is close to my real life hair length. This messy style and top knot really does look uber cute. Tokyo is available at Uber and you get 2 hair options one with streaks meaning the fringe and random strand changes independently to the rest of the hair so you have even more options.

My dress also an Uber release is from United Colors. Keiko is actually a long t-shirt to be worn with matching trousers also available at Uber but I wanted to show that you can wear them independently and as a dress I love this design. It is available in a large array of colours that match the pants that are available separately and each fits the Maitreya and Belleza bodies.

Pose Picture 1 -!bang- floor sits 4

Pose Picture 2- P.O.S.E.– Bye Bye

Head and Body Applier- Lumae Ella -Enchanted-Enchantment

Body/Hands/Feet-Maitreya Lara

Finger Nails- Dark Passions-Koffin Nails– Hypnotic Hearts- xoxo hunt

Hair – Olive– Tokyo Hair- Uber

Head-Catwa– Catya Bento

Eyes- Catwa Mesh Eyes

Dress- United Colors– Keiko- Uber

Shoes-Empire– Azalea

Arcade Time is Running Out

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Arcade Time is Running Out

Just a real quick blog to show you some more pretties from this round of The Arcade, remember, its only open till the month end so head on over and grab up your faves.

I am still preparing our autumn home but the stunning Peacock set available at the arcade will definately be a part of the interior decor to brighten up those Autumn fall evenings. The rare chair is a fave for sure and its loaded with poses.

How cute is the weenie dog, Dashunds have always been a fave of mine in real life so you was sure I would end up collecting some of these.

Arcade Time is Running Out

Hair and Outift also available at The Arcade!

Lets go play Gacha!

In The Scene

Sway’s [Peacock] Chair . teal RARE- The Arcade

Sway’s [Peacock] Table . fuchsia- The Arcade

Sway’s [Peacock] Candlestick- The Arcade

Sway’s [Peacock] Pouf . cobalt- The Arcade

JIAN Wonky Weenies :: Naked Dog Wanderer- The Arcade

Taken Inside

Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MT RARE- The Arcade

What I am Wearing

Head, Skin & Body Appliers- Wow Skins– Amber- Designer Showcase

Body, Feet & Hands Nails- Maitreya– Lara

Hair- .Olive. the Blair Hair – Dark Fades – The Arcade

Head- Catwa– Destiny

Eye-IKON Sovereign Eyes – Ghost

Lashes- SlackGirl– LaLux Lashes for CATWA HEADS

Top and Shorts- M.Birdie-Last Summer – The Arcade

Charms and Bracelet- CAE-Wanderlust :: Tropics

Shoes- REIGN.- Secret Agent Wedges- The Arcade

Spring Time Heat

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Game On

Lyrical B!zzare has released this very cute corset and panties set at swank, and I honestly believe you could look incredibly hot or cute in this little number. The little flowery detailing on the corset and the very pretty style of it also means pair it up with trousers or a floaty skirt and you will have another look completely.

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This pose and prop set is an exclusive release at the Black Dot Project from DS’Elles.

Pose and Prop Chair- DS’Elles– Dangerous Game- Black Dot Project

Head, Skin & Body Appliers- Lumae– Eirtae – T4 – Fawn // Cheri – March Genre

Body, Feet & Hands-Maitreya Lara

Fingernails- DP – Koffin Nails – Aged to Perfection- Black Fashion Fair

Hair-Hair- Olive– The Marmie- Epiphany

Head- Catwa– Jessica

Eye-IKON Sovereign Eyes – Ghost

Lashes- [theSkinnery] Hard Rock Lashes Pack for Catwa (Previous Gift)

Pants and Corset- !Lyrical B!zarre Templates! – Rebel – Swank

Boots- Oddity– Shiffer (Leather and Lace )
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The Fantasy Faire 2016

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* * Fantasy Faire 2016, April 21 – May 1* *
A Benefit for the American Cancer Society

Celebrating its eighth year, Fantasy Faire 2016 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 21 to Sunday May 1, treat yourself to eleven days of shopping, live music concerts, auctions, hunts, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

Avatars, clothing, furnishings, gadgets and exclusive items are available from more than 180 of SL’s top Fantasy Creators across ten stunning shopping sims designed by some of the visionary artists behind many of the hottest spots on the SL destination guide.

The Fantasy Faire 2016 is made possible by the generous support of our Sim and Event Sponsors: .Arcadia., Building Daydreams, Cerridwen’s Cauldron, Curious Kitties, Dark Unicorns of Lovelace, Death Row Designs, Empyrean Forge, Epic Toy Factory, Fallen Gods Inc., KittyCatS!, The Looking Glass, The Lost Unicorn Gallery, meadowWorks, Merchants of Dreams, The NeoVictoria Project, OtherSkin, Roawenwood, Safe Waters Foundation, Sanctuary RP Community, Solarium, Storybook, The White Armory and Yasum Design.

Fantasy Faire 2016 will be open to the public April 21 – May 1. The SLurl to the event can be found on the website on the opening day. We welcome you to come and join the story.

For more information please contact:

Elizabeth Tinsley or Sonya Marmurek in world
or via email @: fantasyfairesl@gmail.com

Are you or a loved one battling cancer? Find out how many ways the American Cancer Society is there to help. Visit cancer.org or call (US) 800-ACS-2345.

Email: FantasyFaireSL@gmail.com
Website: http://fantasyfaireSL.wordpress.com/
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FantasyFaireSL
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/fantasyfairesl/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FantasyFaireSL
RFL in SL: www.relayforlife.org/secondlife

American Cancer Society SLurl:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/127/103/21

Below is a sneak peak of one of Posh Pixels Offerings at The Fantasy Faire 2016. So much more to come from this amazing event that I am very proud to be blogging for officially this year.

There is challenges for bloggers and individuals alike to get involved with this great event here.

Remember this is an amazing cause, get involved, donate, buy or promote!

Posh Pixels at The Fantasy Faire 2016-

Pose – Black Tulip– Solitude

Head, Skin & Body Appliers- Lumae– Eirtae – T4 – Fawn // Cheri – March Genre

Body, Feet & Hands-Maitreya Lara

Fingernails- DP – Koffin Nails –  Aged to Perfection- Black Fashion Fair

Hair- Olive– The Marmie- Epiphany

Head- Catwa– Jessica

Eye-IKON Sovereign Eyes – Ghost

Lashes- [theSkinnery] Hard Rock Lashes Pack for Catwa (Previous Gift)

Dress- Posh Pixels– One Bite- Coming soon to the Fantasy Faire

Choker- Eveline in the Box– Sarah Choker- Coming soon to the Fantasy Faire

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The Story- Rock Your Rack

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This post has taken some time and preparation to be able to write it. But when I got accepted to Blog for this years Rock Your Rack, I made a promise to share, in hope that someone out there may become more aware of themselves and Breast Cancer.

I remember as a young twenty something being asked at a smear test if I knew how to check my breasts properly, I said kind of, at this point the nurse gave me a leaflet and went on to explain a lot.

Like many people that age I put it out of my mind, I knew one of my nans had breast cancer very late in life.

Some 10 years later we was celebrating my mums 50th Birthday, we had an amazing day, me and mum took ourselves off had our hair and nails done, went shopping and had lunch before heading home, where my dad and brother had been decorating the house to celebrate. No she didn’t know that we had planned that.

My mum had an odd sense of humor but she had one she laughed as well as calling us a few names under the sun.

We went on and enjoyed the rest of the day as a family, happy smiling everything normal well we thought it was.

Mum had joked about her 50th birthday gift from the health service being her appointment for a mammogram. (They start regular screening at 50 here, way too late in my opinion)

 

Less than a week after the happiness and fun of my mums 50th our life was thrown into turmoil, her mammogram had shown a lump, further tests including a biopsy showed it was stage 3, surgery was booked immediately and honestly at this point I lost it.

The lump felt like nothing but wasn’t it was barely palpable even my mums consultant was shocked.

Mum had her surgery, she then commenced chemo and radiotherapy. Honestly looking back, I rarely remember my mum complaining, I witnessed my mum cry, something I rarely saw when her hair started to fall out in clumps. Macmillan was a huge support and sent my mum off to get a wig she would not only love but feel good in. I remember that day so well, the woman at the shop was used to dealing with people with cancer, and they understood that this was both upsetting and scary. The experience there was amazing they made it fun and stress free, with a little craziness they listened intently to my mum, looked at old pictures  and found something that my mum loved. Well she wanted some minor adjustments, I suggested she speak to our hairdresser. Now this man had cut our hair for years, crazy young Greek man that my mum loved to tease and I used to think was a bit of a hotty.  Mum got upset she hadn’t spoke to him about cancer, she knew it would upset him. I assured her it would be ok.

The next day she did visit our hairdressers spent some time talking to him, and within an hour he had transformed the wig into what my mum called perfection. From that moment on my mum became a little bit of a wig hoarder.

My mum dealt with all of this worked as a shop manager, lost the love of her life my dad, had to have further surgery because the initial surgery hadn’t got enough of a margin.

Mum seemed to be doing well, she appeared to be beating cancer. Life wasn’t easy and when she started to get pains in her legs and back, doctors and family feared the worst we was right.

Mum had to give up work, it broke her heart. She moved to be closer to my brother but ended up coming back home, she needed to be home where she felt at ease.

She was under the doctors for panic attacks for some time, I always thought I am not sure about this, mum had dealt with surgery, chemo, radiotherapy and the loss of the love of her life without any panic attacks but now her breathing problems was put down to panic attacks.

A week later she was in hospital and a scan revealed multiple embolisms and tumors within the lungs. She was given days to live. That day I raced from work, sat with mum listening to her requests and thoughts. We hadn’t been the closest for the last few months, we was both so alike, being scared caused to clash. That day she told me she loved me and my brother we had to look out for each other, I went home that night kissed her good night and said see you tomorrow, she replied your Daddy loves you too and I miss him. I walked away with tears in my eyes. I missed him too and knew very soon I wouldn’t have mum either, 3 hours later the call came, there has been some deterioration you need to come, I knew that was code for she has passed, I pushed the nurse a little who said she couldn’t say anymore, so I then pushed knowing my brother was there, and demanded no-one left him alone.

The rest is a blur, Bette Midler Wind beneath my Wings, is my song to my mum.

Since then on I have checked myself not on a regular basis, but more than that I check whenever I can. The only way to know your breasts and know any differences is to check and examine whenever.

Last month I found a lump, I was petrified, initially I did nothing, 2 days later I felt again there was a definite lump. I saw my doctor was referred to the local breast clinic, and then began the scariest day of my life. Arrive, get into gown, doc examination, being drawn on, mammogram (I had 9 in total because of suspect areas) and 2 ultrasounds one with the consultant himself.

Then I sat there and waited, knowing that it could be nothing or could mean a huge change in life for me. It was nothing a fatty lump that is apparently hiding a very small cyst that isn’t palpable.

Every reader you yourself at some point are going to be touched by breast cancer, whether it be you, a loved family member or a friend.

It is the most common cancer in the UK, 1 in 8 women are said to be diagnosed and more and more men as well as younger females are being diagnosed.

A long post I know, but please don’t think I am too young, it wont be me, I am healthy.

Breast cancer like most cancers knows no boundaries!

Check! Repeat! Check!

Be Breast Aware!!

Head over to Rock Your Rack before it closes and support a great cause!

 

Vardas Tears

 

Pose –!bang– Stand 560-569- We Love Roleplay

What Am I Wearing.

Hair – .Olive. the Sweetpea Hair –  Dark Fades

Head, Skin & Body Appliers-Lumae ::Niska – Varda – Ophelia- 100 Lindens till Nov 1st

Body, Feet & Hands- Maitreya LaraV3.3

Head- Catwa– Jessica

Eye- Mayfly – Luminous Aurora – Mesh Eye

Dress- Kaithleens– Chain Dress-Rock Your Rack

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Princess Dreamer

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Opening this with a favorite quote of mine, that i revisit from time to time.

“It’s never to late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you are proud of and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to try all over again.”

Happy Fathers Day, my real life dad when alive was a real inspiration to people, he took a lot of knocks in his life, but was always the calm self controlled man, no matter what. I miss him daily, I like many girls was a daddy’s little princess. As much as he’s not here physically I know he is here with me everyday, pushing me enough to be the person I want to be

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Ok so my dad would so not approve of this outfit but I love it!

This very cute fish net bikini is a brand new release from Que Bella, it is available at 5th Avenue and comes with the usual vast array of appliers, system layers and  6 colours. Cute little mesh bows for the side and back add to its cuteness, yes its sexy but in a very cute way. Remember everything at 5th Avenue is under 85 lindens.

Its Lazy Sunday, well it is as far as sales go in second life. Dreamer was a skin that was previously released in one tone for the Wash Cart Sale. For this Lazy Sunday though Lumiya has released all skin tones. I am so happy this is a skin I fell in love with, the eye shadowing is stunning. All appliers including Lelutka head, Eve’olution head, all the common bodies and more. it is definitely worth checking out, each tone including appliers multiple cleavage options, eyebrow, eyelash and a modifiable shape is just 75 lindens each.

Princess Dreaming

What I am wearing-
Hair-Hair-.Olive. the Tumble Hair – Blondes
Head. Skin & Body Appliers- Lumae : LeLutka Head : Adore – T3- Rosey // Dreamer
Mesh Body Hands& Feet- Maitreya LaraV3.3
Mesh Head- LeLutka– Ever
Eyes- Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye- Wayward Hunt April 2015
Bikini- Que Bella Slutty Fishnet Bikini~Pink 5th Avenue
Torso Tattoo-Personal Creation
Anklet- ToddleTeeZ Charm Anklet Princess RARE- Sidewalk Gacha
Pose- Wicked Creative (RSC) *Princess* POSE

Sugar Sugar and a Tad Lushish

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Hi everyone, hope you didn’t miss me too much yesterday but with my Celebration of Love and 3yr wedding anniversary in here with my hunni I took a day off.

Once again in both these photos I am wearing the Eve Head and body, if you haven’t already go try it, it really is worth it!

Take a look at me Now!

This cute cutout dress and the very cute Gold Shoes are new releases from Sugar, I have on the Eve adaptive shoes and as you can see they fit perfect. 100% mesh on the dress the cutout at the front worried me but it slipped over the eve very nicely and I had no holes! The Shoes are for Slink High feet, very cute summery sandals that could be dressed up or down easily.

Calm before the CrazyNext up is this very cute dress from Lushish Catz, just as it says on the box be cute is a sweet little cute dress, 100% mesh size xxs-large, hud giving you 8 possible options on one dress. This is certainly a summer dress every girl should have and with the pretty colour options included it will be out the wardrobe more than in.

What I am Wearing
Hair-Olive- Sweet Pea- Arcade June 15
Head. Skin & Body Appliers- Lumae :: Adore : 4 – Peach :: Nightshade {Freck/LightBrow}
Mesh Body Hands& Feet  EVE –8.4  –Vanda
Mesh Head-*!* EVE‘olution-head-#1-Beta-Make Up On Hud
Eyes- Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye- Wayward Hunt April 2015
Photo 1- Dress-   :::SUGAR::: Cut Out Strapless Dress
Photo 2-Dress – Lushish Catz– Be Cute
Shoes-  :::SUGAR:::  Slink Golden Heel
Photo 1- Pose – Something New– Stairway to Shoes- Exclusive to the Olala Event June 2015
Photo 2- Prop- :CheekyPea: Boho Dreamtime Hammock –LTD-June 2015