Heart Forever ♥

 

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Three years ago I created an alt that will serve as my storage and in-charge of all home decor and landscaping tools. I named her HeartForever – my avatar that represents the creative side of me when it comes to decorating sims. Heart does not go to clubs but, she enjoys live performances on SL. She only has four friends on her list and she even hides from them as she does not like to talk to anyone. She pretty much just exist but definitely no life at all.

Lately, I noticed that I have started to use Heart as my getaway. She has been interacting a lot with others – even friendlier than my main avatar. She has a personality now and starting to develop a habit of shopping for home and outdoor decors that I pretty much will never use, or even unpack. I know it is weird that my main avatar will have to use an alt to have a getaway on  SL when my reason for being on SL is to have a getaway from real life. I guess what I am trying to say is, I have become workaholic on SL too. Sad but true.

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Heart is different from my main avatar, Dawn. She does not shop for fancy clothes, she only has four special outfits. She is also a  100% mesh – Ball Jointed Doll which I purchased from *COCO* BJD Avatar Store. The store offers free mesh heads and a few outfits for the bolted doll avatar. When I log in as Heart, I feel free and I don’t feel any pressure to do anything special on SL for anyone else’s happiness. Heart Forever represents another side of me – which is the love for decorating and landscaping. Though I want to keep some “ME” time when logged in as Heart, feel free to say Hi when you see her 🙂 Just a Hi okay? No conversation please LOL :p

The Avatar details :

Hair ::: Sian Crystal Violet from Wasabi Pills

Avatar ::: *COCO* BJD Avatar

Head ::: Kyoto Head from *COCO* BJD Avatar

Costume ::: Kimono and Doll Sheep Sweater Beige from *COCO* BJD Avatar

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Explore like a Bee Inworld ♥

 

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When I created my Second Life, I was aiming to be a singer because I just love singing. I do not have a professional singing voice but I believe I can carry a tune (Reverb effects can make a huge difference LOL). It was my real life cousin who told me that I can be anything I want to be in this virtual community. I signed up on year 2012 but it was year 2013 when I decided to download the SL viewer and first logged in to SL. Inworld was a beauty but I do not know where to go and what to do. I kept asking myself what is there to do on Second Life?

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Exploring the grid is a must if you are a new resident. There are many creative people who invested a lot of time, money and creativity on the many sims. I always say that Second Life is a fantasy world, therefore one must make the most of it. From the majestic castles and manors to the amazing villages created for those who love to role play … you can’t help but just be in awe. Do not forget to visit underwater sights, so many residents have created sea creatures that are beyond your imagination. Always visit the Second Life Destination Guide for more information on where to find the best sims to explore.

If you love music and want to entertain people, you can try and be a singer, dancer, hostess or a club DJ. There are clubs or groups that offers training if you want to be employed inworld. You can also be a fashion designer, a model, builder of residential and commercial structures.

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I mentioned I love singing but my dream of becoming a singer on SL has not happened yet, but I am getting there slowly – I just need to practice more at those cute Karaoke bars inworld. Right now, I am just enjoying being a DJ, an assistant manager of a very popular strip club and a blogger … as you can see, I am a busy bee on SL (LOL). Whenever I have nothing to do, I still explore the gorgeous sims of the grid and make friends with some of the residents I bump into. It is always fun to meet new people, you learn from them and they learn from you.

I hope you will find new things to do on Second Life and take advantage of the beauty of this community. If you happen to see me, please say Hi … don’t worry, I don’t bite at all :p

My outfit

Hair ::: Emerson Blonde from Truth Hair

Clothing ::: Body Suit in Black from Moonstore & Xbody Mainstore

Shoes ::: Queluz Pump from Hucci Mainstore

Jewelries ::: Pearl Rain Fatpack from Mandala Mainstore

Sims ::: Just Another Tequila Sunrise and ~O~ Karaoke Lounge

The New Dawn ♥

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For the longest time, I was wearing the Al Vulo Sarah Shine Sunkissed Skin. I bought it year 2013 and I promised myself that I won’t ever change how my avi looked. Many people liked my avatar, I get many compliments and so I was very confident that there is no need for me to give in to this whole mesh head craze.

Well, I was wrong. I gave in to the craze and maybe I will not regret it (LOL). When I first showed this to my boyfriend, he was a bit hesitant and he felt like it does not represent me. We were both really feeling weird about me having a new skin as we are both so used to the sweet image that my previous avatar has. It was my friend Abbey Bigboots who tagged me to a blog post on Facebook and encouraged me to check out this very cute skin. I thought it was just one of those mesh head + skins that I will probably try the demo and then trash it. I am not going to lie, I did not like this skin when I bought it and wore it for the first three days … I kinda miss the “sweet looking Dawn”. So I wore the skin and never took it off. I stared at it and was trying to figure out what hair will look best in her and how will I make her look sweet.

Last night, after a long day at RL work and before going to bed, I logged in to SL. I stared at her for a long time and rotated her while she was on a pose stand. I dressed her up with my favorite dress, hair and shoes that my old skin hasn’t worn before. I think she is starting to be the Dawn that I want her to be.  She has that classy, kinda dominant and that “dont you dare f*ck with me” look (Yay!). I think what really cracked me up was when my boyfriend’s avatar saw the new me all glammed up and I was trying to make my avi flirt with him and then he said “I feel like I am cheating on the old Dawn but, it is allowed.” (LOL) Such a horndog :p

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I would like to give props to the gorgeous Lara Hurley – she is the creator of my skin. She was very sweet when I reached out to her and asked so many noob questions regarding my new skin. I promised her that I will send her a photo of Dawn once I am done making her the “Dawn” I want her to be. By the way, Lara Hurley also informed me that she will be updating the Aria Skin applier, adding make up and tattoo layers, since Alex Logo Mesh Head  was updated recently. If you were like me who purchased the Aria Skin Applier exclusively made for Alex Logo, then be sure to visit the store one of these days and hit the Redeliver Terminal for an updated version of the skin applier.

I also want to say thank you to Abbey Bigboots and Melangel Thespian who guided me so patiently on how to apply the Omegas and the default mesh head (Yes, I was that noob!). Special thanks also to my pretty sistah for life Sibyl Vane, the super helpful group members of Omega Appliers Systems Support and Fifty Linden Friday for giving me tips and sharing their knowledge on how to use the huds and where to get the best deals to make my avatar look even more beautiful.

I am happy with the new me on Second life. I don’t want to sound so shallow, but I realized that I really need a change and this new skin is a perfect representation of the new role I am playing inworld. This is definitely The New Dawn.

My outfit and details on the new skin and mesh head

Mesh Head ::: Alex Mesh Head from LOGO

Skin ::: Aria Dark skin tone Applier from Lara Hurley

Hair ::: Tako Rigged from !Ohmai! Salon

Dress ::: Skater Dress Floral from Tres Blah

Necklace ::: Pearl Necklaces Combo White from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery

Earrings ::: Simple Pearl Earring from Curious Kitties on Marketplace

Sim ::: Botanical – Seasonal Landscaping

Tranquil at Alirium ♥

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I found this amazing place which is also a store for trees and grass. If you are into landscaping like me, you would definitely love the *Alirium* sim, it is also a store owned by …alirianna… (alir.flow). The store has a little place for terminals where you can avail their products and the rest of their vast sim is dedicated in showcasingthe beauty of what they are offering the consumers. The trees and grass are so beautifully realistic. I love their sim so much and the first time I went there, I knew I will come back to take some photos. The sim has a peaceful feel and made me want to have a getaway in real life to a place exactly like this.

There wasn’t too much lag and I did not use much of the windlight, setting it to either Sunset or Sunrise already made my photos look amazing. I encourage everyone to visit the *Alirium* store when you get the chance and take advantage of the amazing view to take photos of  yourself with the nature.

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My outfit

Top ::: Wintry Cape & Top from Pixicat for Fifty Linden Friday

Bottom ::: Nina Zip Leggings Charcoal Print from  Miss Chelsea for Uber Event

Footwear ::: Abbie Pumps Black from REIGN for Fifty Linden Friday

Hair ::: Taissa Medium Roots from Pr!tty for Hair-o-logy Event

Sim :::  *Alirium* store