Honoring “Movember”

The month of November is special for a lot of reasons.   You have Veterans/Remembrance Day, All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Independence Day (Antigua and  Barbuda), Thanksgiving, and many other holidays celebrated around the world.  Another celebration is called “Movember“, which (as stated on the Wikipedia page) “is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.”

“Movember” on Wikipedia

In honor of this worthwhile cause, I decided to create a blog to help spread the word around Second Life.    Mαɳɖi Loχεℓɥ Jαɱεs (Mandilena Loxely in Second Life) has created a very handsome jersey tank for the guys,  called “Beard Season”, that is perfect for getting the message out about Movember.    You can purchase it as part of the “All About The Beard” jersey tank set, that comes with a 8 texture HUD (5 prints, 3 plain).  It has 5 mesh fits for classic avatars, as well as sizes for Belleza, Slink, Signature Gianni, TMP, Adam, and Aesthetic.   This set costs 199L at the in-world store.

━━━━━━━━  MODELS:  Steve & Sarah Waverider   ━━━━━━━━

  Photo location:  Amani Resort playground  

 

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Shirt:  “Beard Season ~ Men’s Jersey Tank ~ Blue” by Aurora’s Closet

Pants:  “Stovepipe Jeans – Stone” by Slink

Beard & Moustache:  “Inkubator Beard – Harold” by Action

Skin:  “Marcello/Mocha/360 Waves” by Ooh-la-licious

Mesh Body:  “Physique (male body)” by Slink

Hat:  “Oversized Beanie (grey)” by INDI Designs

Eyes:  “Green eyes” by JStyLe

Bracelets:  “Man bracelet” by JStyLe

Tattoos:  “Skulls (H13003)” by Letis Tattoo

 

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Shirt:  “Movember Mustache Fall Sweater Off Shoulder” by #bubbles

Pants & Shoes:  “Gunna Get Me Some Happy” Jeans & Ugg Boots (Pastels) by Pink Pearl Designs

Skin:  “Niska : 6 – Cinnamon” by Lumae

Mesh Body:  “Fine Beauty” by Tonic

Hair: “Ambriel” by TRUTH

Eyes:  “Intense Eyes-Grey” by Curves

 

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Queen for a day

One of the joys of Second Life is that you can pretend to be anything you want, even royalty!   I was able to do this for many years as a Princess, a Queen, and also an Empress.  While style and class were very important to me, I made it a point to never let the title get the better of me.  At the end of the day, when I logged off, I was still a regular person, and the personality I have in real life needed to  shine in the virtual world.  Still, I rather enjoyed the stories of castles, dueling knights, royal engagements, decisions regarding conflict, and the general comradery amongst my Queendom/Empire constituents and those of other royal lands.  The memories and friendships will be cherished for a lifetime.

In this blog post, I decided to go for a more refined look, as opposed to my usual “hippie diva” attire.   My manicure is from ~*Moolala*~, and it can be found during the Jerky Turkey hunt going on now, until November 30th (prizes are 1L each).   There are two fingernail HUDs included, for Maitreya and Omega.   The hint for this location is “Love the life you live to love!”

Manicure:   Jerky Turkey Hunt 2017 fingernail HUDs gift from ~*Moolala*~

Shirt:  “Michelle” Cropped Sweater by Hilly Haalan

Scarf:  “Gift Scarf” by Hilly Haalan

Pants:  “Armelia (Dusky Pink capris)” by Aurora’s Closet

Mesh Body:  “Lara” by Maitreya

Hair:  “Olivia” by enVOGUE

Skin:  ” Niska : 6 – Cinnamon” by Lumae

Eyes:  “Turquesa” by JStyLe

Glasses:  “HOC – Rectangle Framed Glasses ” by Guu Nishi

Hand poses:  shi.s.poses hand poses

Photoshoot location:  Amani Resort

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Candy Girl

If I were to say that I had an addiction to anything, it would be sweets.  I LOVE candy!   The sweeter, the better.  Chocolate, fruit flavored, sour — you name it.    So I fell in love with the Dollypop sim, which is just as sweet as the soda that flows in its streams.   You can feel like a little kid again in the play area, or lounge by the beach sipping your favorite bubbly pop!  An ice cream shop awaits you if you aren’t ready for Summer to end, and there is refreshment galore!   It’s still under construction, but worth a visit for those who love a delicious end to Summer!

In this blog post, I am wearing the pink version of the “Armelia” ladies camo outfit by Aurora’s Closet.  You can find the full version, with 8 camo textures for 299L.    Each individual set is 199L.   It’s the perfect attire for a walk with your sweetie, or for working out.   The capri pants show off all of your beautiful curves, while the top gives a bit of a flash of the underside of your bosom.  The sneakers raises your feet to walk tall & proud, or kick them off & wear this outfit to lounge in.  Comfy & soft, it’s perfect for the upcoming Autumn nights!

Featured (from the Marketplace listing):

Top: 5 Classic & Fitmesh Sizes with Alpha Layer plus Belleza Freya, Isis & Venus, Slink Hourglass & Physique, Tonic Curvy & Fine, TMP, Maitreya & Ebody.

Bottoms: 5 Classic & Fitmesh Sizes with Alpha Layer 
plus Slink, Belleza and Maitreya.

Sneakers: For a High Foot in Slink, Belleza and Maitreya.

 

Outfit: “Armelia” by Aurora’s Closet

“Armelia” – SL location

“Armelia” – Marketplace link (rating: Adult)

Hair: “Elie” by TRUTH in Candy tones (August VIP gift)

Mesh Body:   “Lara” by Maitreya

Sim location:  dOllYpOp!

 

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The Mystery

The thoughts, the stare, the allure.  The wild side.   Is it dangerous?  Will it break your heart, or leave you wanting more all the same?  Could you resist?  Would you even want to?  A dark place with a warm, inviting smile that awaits you…

In this blog post, I am wearing “Tia” , which can now be found at ~*Moolala*, and purchased for 89L.  It includes a 12 texture HUD, with a ferocious striped pattern.   This seductive cocktail dress fit Slink (Physique & Hourglass),  Maitreya (Lara), Ebody, and also comes with two standard sizes. I am wearing it with my Maitreya-Lara mesh body, and I didn’t need to make any adjustments, though you may want to use an alpha option or panties in the lower half.

Dress:  “Tia” by ~*Moolala*~ 

 

Mesh body:  “Lara” by Maitreya

Skin:  ” Niska : 6 – Cinnamon :: Petals” by Lumae

Hair:  “Elie” (group gift) from TRUTH

Necklace & earrings:  “Peace & Love” by EarthStones

Sim location:  Blue Kiss photo studio

 

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Fabulously Fit

The virtual world offers a variety of avatar styles for every creator.  There are times when a person , like myself, finds motivation to get healthier by bridging the real life world with the pixel world.  Studies have shown that when someone makes their avatar work out at a gym, even just watching their virtual persona “get fit” is encouragement for the real life person to do the same.   You can make your avatar run on a treadmill, and even earn “fitness points” while you do the same in real life.   It is also kind of fun to watch the expressions on the avatar’s face while doing exercises like boxing, because they perfectly mimic our faces.

In this post, I am wearing the “Pretty Hard Catch” butterfly top, created by ~*Moolala*~, for the Hard Catch Hunt.   It is made for the Lara mesh body, by Maitreya, but you may be able to fit it on a different mesh body with some adjustments to your alpha HUD.   I am wearing the Lara mesh body, and this top fit perfectly.   It’s perfectly paired with my workout/yoga shorts, but would look great with jeans or a skirt as well.

Top:  “Pretty Hard Catch” for the Hard Catch Hunt, by ~*Moolala*~

Shorts:  “Sylvia” shorts (black) by Blueberry

Mesh body:  “Lara” mesh body by Maitreya

Hair:  “Dasha” (reds) by TRUTH

Shoes:  “URBAN SWAG – Wedge Sneakers” by Mesh Agency

Boxing gloves:  “Boxing Poses – Single Poses” by Purple Poses 

Sim location:  8 Mile Gym

 

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