Sharing the Love

Sharing The Love

I occasionally get to have fun in Second Life. I think I have lost the idea of what fun can be; however, lately I have been trying to put blogging on the semi back burner and be able to spend time with people while I am not looking through my inventory and making lists of what I need to blog and write about. I do find it amazing that I can spend time with my sister Tempest and still blog. We have done this for as long as we have been sister… styling together. I have seen her naked more than anyone in SL and that means bald too! I think you can’t truly begin to style yourself if you are not first a blank canvas. When we both started blogging we would style and then go our own ways to do our photos and then come back for more styling. We recently have gained some of the same sponsors, so it is so much fun to be able to do the photos together for a change. Temp was awesome enough to edit a couple for us and this one is the first of the set. We had so much fun and I think this sums us both up pretty great. I hit her with something and she tries to guard herself. OOPS! Sorry sis! Sharing is caring after all. Just sharing the love of a beach ball flying at your face. Nothing else to see here. Also, we are sharing one of many of our favorite designers. We can’t get enough of Dead Dollz and Wayward Carnival is pretty awesome. Go take a look for yourself! TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Iza applier for Lelutka

Head: Lelutka– Stella

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body

Hair: TRUTH- Astra

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer– Amelia necklace

Swimsuit: Dead Dollz- Lucretia mix 3 @ Wayward Carnival

Pose: Purple poses– beach ball

Tempest Blog and Credits Here

She Took a Breath and Let it Go

She took a deep breath and let it go

Welcome to a sensual kinky event that you probably have been missing all these months! Most of us have heard about the ROMP fair that went on last year. I am sure that a lot of you have seen the ROMP signs around different events or sims and even seen the name come up before. I seemed to keep looking for a ROMP event but could never quite find out much information about it until today. The main reason why is because I was always so early or so late for this… ROMP happens once a month for only FOUR DAYS!!! This month the even will be happening from June 12th- June 15th. Please do not look for a specific place to find everything in one area. The great thing about ROMP is that it places you into each of the mainstores of these amazing designers. You not only get to see what is on discount for ROMP, but you also get to see what else the designer might offer for you that you had no idea you needed. Yes… NEEDED! Please do not miss out on these sexy yet sophisticated items on a discount. This sexy number by Salt and Pepper will be on sale for this weekend for 199L for each color and 599L for the fatpack. That is a savings of 100L for single colors and 200L for the fatpack. To me, you might as well just buy the fatpack! You never know which color you are going to need or want when you want some leather and chains. Here is a list of the designers you will be seeing this round and I invite you to also check out the ROMP blog so that you can keep updated yourself. There is also an update group in world that you can join to receive information and a Flickr group to see vendor and blog photos. Happy shopping and TOOTLES!

Designer List:

an lar poses
AP.PAREL
Artisan Fantasy
!bang
Bounce This
Cae
CerberusXing
Chop Shop
Constraint
elymode
FemmeFatale
Forever Famous
.Infiniti.
lunaBeam
Luxuria
Roawenwood
Salt & Pepper
sYs

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Scarlett in dark

Head: TheMeshProject– classic deluxe w/ Scarlett applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body w/ Scarlett applier

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in Fjord

Hair: Exile– Windsong

Wings: AITUI- Mechnical Wings in industrial silver @ The Arcade

Top and Skirt: Salt and Pepper– Dylan @ Romp Monthly

Poses: an lar poses- The Kneeled Series @ We ❤ RP 

Bunny, Wherefore Art Thou…

Bunny, Wherefore Art Thou...

There will come a time in your Second Life time that you will go to an event. This event might have a theme. That theme could be BUNNIES!! It could be Playboy or an Easter party or you could just want to look sexy in some kind of costume. I found the most perfect outfit for an event and now I just need an event to wear it to. So, I will petition everyone that I know for an event involving bunnies because I just really really really want to wear this somewhere. I picked the blue color but it also comes in yellow if you prefer that color. Just wanted to put this out there because I felt this was so stinking adorable! TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Scarlett in dark

Head: TheMeshProject– classic deluxe w/ Scarlett applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body w/ Scarlett applier

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in Fjord

Hair: Wasabi Pills- Sharon @ FaMESHed

Outfit: FasterPussyCat- Le Petit Cadeau in blue @ The Dream Fair

Pose: Verocity- Dream of Me @ The Dream Fair

Nothing Left but…

You say you love me, you say you care...

Emptiness. That is all that is left when little white lies are told to make someone feel better. The question though is who does this make feel better? It certainly isn’t just the one who the lies are being told to. Everyone has told a white lie in their lifetime and probably in the last week if you really think about it. What bothers me is when those lies build and build until it becomes something that is way out of control. I seem to worry about the white lies more than I should. You know, when you tell someone oh yeah that looks great on you and you just say it because if you told them they looked like crap it would hurt their feelings so you just say something polite. Sounds bad huh? Yeah well this has happened to me a few times. No one decided to tell me the truth which would have been a heck of a lot better in the end. I mean does anyone really want to be lied to? What you may not realize is that your white lie actually does hurt someone…and when they build it ends up being i love you and i wont ever leave you and then BAM next thing you know it was all pointless and your left with nothing.

Nothing left but..

I have been thinking about the nothing portion of this as I have been going out to meet people. I have been given one empty promise or comment after another and I got to thinking does anyone actually mean what they say? For example, I was out again the other night and met a guy who told me I was beautiful and so sweet and blah blah.. didn’t know me at ALL! He then tells me a couple of days later that he met this women who was…. and then he proceeded to give the SAME example of what he thought of her that he did me. I was curious of the wording so I went back to look at chats. Sure enough! Not like I really was worried about this, but I do worry if he does give these lines to some lady who actually believes him. What does a person get out of bring so full of it… I mean really?!?! So, I think this is a good reason for me to hide in the shadows most of the time. It is hard being mostly an introvert and having to force yourself out there when you know things like this happen. Maybe a slight fear for myself. Oh you mean you didn’t know I was really an introvert? Yeah well I prefer to usually be alone and writing like this to me is just like writing a journal for myself. I don’t think too much on who reads it. Anyway, getting way away from my intent of this post. TOOTLES!

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Scarlett in dark

Head: TheMeshProject– classic deluxe w/ Scarlett applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body w/ Scarlett applier

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in Fjord

Hair: TRUTH- Gilda @ The Arcade

Tattoo: Reckless- Haze @ Uber

Dress: Entice- Diamond dress in red @ Designer Showcase

Shoes: AnaMarkova- Mya Heels in Onyx @ Designer Showcase

Furniture in first photo:

Couch: Trompe Loeil– Alyce Bench leather white

Rug: REDGRAVE– Jonas Rug

Flowers: keke– paeons and magnolias set pink

What tickles your feet?

What tickles your feet... ermm fancy?

First, I need to inform everyone that Designer Showcase has now moved! You may want to mark that down in your landmarks so that you have the current location. Second, The Arcade is open and is FABULOUS! Good luck getting in but if you want to hit up yard sales you have that option as well. I think I might end up doing both!

On another note, I have planned on starting to describe what I would call encounter disasters. Maybe not all of them are disasters, but they are interesting and I get a kick out of some of the random weird things that are said to me during first hello’s and first dates. I thought about writing about the first date the other night where the guy obsessed over his hair for 2 hours. I think I saw every hair on the grid just standing there watching him change. My eyes crossed! I think it might be a little more appropriate to tell you about a first encounter. I wasn’t really expecting much to happen this night; however, I decided to head out to Frank’s Place Jazz Club. I went to the free club because honestly there are single (or claims of being single) people there who actually will talk or ask you to dance. At the paid portion of Frank’s Elite it ends up being a ton of couples and all smooches which sorry…. I am not that sappy! Anyhow, I was sitting there talking to a some friends who are just great. We were all smiles and laughing and then just when the white undies turn into the white flag of surrender, the message of the night comes along.

I received a rather polite response from a man who was actually wearing a mesh suit and seemed to try to take care of himself as best as possible. I say this because it seems to be rare here as well. No, I am not being snobby, it is just nice to appreciate someone who tries to look nice. The first few comments were a polite hello and a message that he was just looking through my Flickr and liked what he saw but that he had a question for me. He asked… randomly… if I had a shoe fetish. This was by far the most interesting first question that I have received in a long time. As I explained that I was a blogger and sometimes I like to include just a shoe photo… that wasn’t a good enough answer apparently! He then began to explain that my photos were disconcertingly sexy… oh hell, I will just post this and leave this here for you to read….

XXX: the way you take those pics is disconcertingly sexy

Tessa Rosca (tessagrace51): slight foot fetish yourself? lol

XXX: it’s a fair question… the truth is I really don’t know if I do or not. I don’t think I have a typical foot fetish but I do find female feet and legs attractive. I wish I didn’t though

Tessa Rosca (tessagrace51): hm you wish you didn’t? As in you wish that they weren’t female or that you had an attraction to another body part?

XXX: lol I wish I had no reaction to those body parts. Let me give you an example of what I mean…

XXX: your 1st life picture is awesome. It’s very sexy but at the same time it’s not explicitly sexual There is a subtlety to it, which is something missing in a lot of SL photography. I can look at it, make these observations and appreciate it without having any undue reaction. On the other hand some of the pictures in your flickr I feel like I have a disproportionate reaction to. After all they are just pictures of pixels and in many of them you’re wearing more than in your 1st life pic

Tessa Rosca (tessagrace51): that is a very interesting observation. The reason may be that I did not actually take the photo in my first life pic. It was done by a friend. Im not sure what the difference is in the flickr photos as opposed to that one really.

Tessa Rosca (tessagrace51): and here I thought you might just offer to buy me shoes to relieve some of the pressure there lol

XXX: lol

XXX: do you mind if I ask you a purely hypothetical question about that scenario?

Tessa Rosca (tessagrace51): lol go for it

XXX: hypothetically if I had bought you shoes which you were wearing and showing them off for me. If you could tell that you were arousing me, would that be arousing for you?

Tessa Rosca (tessagrace51): hm this is a rather interesting hypothetical

Now, I will stop the conversation here because the rest was just kind of… blah! This was basically the root and ending of the conversation which shouldn’t come as a surprise. I have two take away’s here. First, Do not try to act like your some kind of upstanding guy who just doesn’t do sexual things in SL. I have met… TWO men who actually aren’t interested in things like this. I felt like he was somewhat trying to be shy but come on.. you start off asking a women about a shoe fetish? The second thing that I took away… was that I take more photos of my legs and shoes that I realized. OOPS! Live and learn right?

Well for my first relationship/dating/encounters post I think i went rather well. I might tell you about the guy wanting the sex train later but I needed to start off a little soft. 😛 TOOTLES!

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Scarlett in dark

Head: TheMeshProject– classic deluxe w/ Scarlett applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body w/ Scarlett applier

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in Fjord

Hair: TRUTH- Damaris @ The Arcade 

Top: U.Refined- Sassy chained top in teal @ Designer Showcase

Capris: Blueberry– Rolled Cuff Jeans curvy

Shoes: Lybra!- Arlie in natural (high slink add on) @ Designer Showcase

Photograph

In A Photograph

We all tend to hide things well when we don’t want our deepest darkest secrets to be found. I think about this scarf on my head and how easily it hides my hair or if I wanted to cover my face with it I easily could. Maybe we use the computer screen like this scarf. We hide behind the screen so that others don’t get a glimpse at things they may not like. I have sat back thinking this week on secrets. It happens to be the things that we don’t say that end up hurting the worse. We pretend and we act like things are great when they aren’t and then when its out for people to see, you get the sad smirks or the nods or just the “how are you doing?” comments from people who never bothered to see how you were before this. Some might get angry with that, but I find it slightly comforting to know that someone out there does care. They care to know what kind of secrets you hide because maybe they will accept you for how you are and not how you appear on the outside.

I also feel like it is good to think about the times when you feel this way. Maybe as a reminder that you don’t have to feel like this or be like this anymore if you don’t choose it. I look at the people who are closed off and wonder how they could be happy. Maybe you don’t get close to get hurt, but you are part of the problem and the ones who hurt those who do like to get close. I don’t know if any of this makes sense, but its just part of the thought process this week. I would ask that people do yourself a favor. Be real and honest from the start and don’t let little white lies hide who you really are or how you really feel. A song of memory for myself would be photograph by Ed Sheeran which I have had on semi repeat for the past 24 hours. If you are going to listen, please pay close attention to he lyrics. They bring a calm that is a nice relief.  Enjoy and TOOTLES!

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Scarlett in dark

Head: TheMeshProject– classic deluxe w/ Scarlett applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body w/ Scarlett applier

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in Fjord

Hair: Tableau Vivant- Luce @ Collabor88

Scarf w/ outfit: SlackGirl- Penumbra scarf, top, and pants with high heels @ PENUMBRA SS Fashion Week 2015

Clinch Me

Clinch Me

Did you know that The World Goth Fair 2015 is now open? If not there are more dark things waiting there or you to try. Salt and Pepper is there with even more freaking awesome things which you have to see. I was going to spend some time giving some more tips for bloggers today, but I was distracted at the fair. Yeah… sorry! lol TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Scarlett in dark

Head: TheMeshProject– classic deluxe w/ Scarlett applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body w/ Scarlett applier

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in Fjord

Hair: Wasabi Pills- Lindsey in browns

Collar and Corset: Salt and Pepper- Isis Collar and Corsage @ The World Goth Fair 2015

Skirt:Salt and Pepper- Isis skirt @ The World Goth Fair 2015

Tips for the Aspiring Blogger

Tips for the Aspiring Blogger

I came across a post the other day that was about new bloggers and maybe some tips that could be given to them in order to help them in their journey. Now, I am by no means a seasoned blogger, but I think every blogger has a few tips and tricks that they can share to help others.

I do want to first start off by saying that there is never an instant success when it comes to blogging. Blogging is about work and dedication and knowing how to combine everything into a post to make each one as amazing as the previous. There is something that you have to do which is just about summed up with paying your dues. You have to pay your dues. There are a few off situations where a person has become an instant success, but this doesn’t mean that they didn’t have to work just as hard. They just might not have been showing their hard work in learning the steps of photography and how to market themselves. It all combines into a really long process which a few have mastered and I feel like the rest of us are just picking up the pieces to get to this point.

With this said, I have a few things that you might want to listen to. The first thing would be to work on your photos. Never think that your photos are just good enough. I have a problem… slight problem… because I just am hardly ever satisfied with my work. I always feel like there is a step farther I could have taken something, or maybe a different setup that I might could have used. The take from with this is that you can always improve. Don’t settle for learning one thing and that being it. You are a student and you need to listen and learn from others. The second thing is postings. I have heard people complain about designers requiring a certain amount of views on Flickr or requiring to post in Facebook groups. Why complain about this? This is their hard work that they are giving to you to show people… why not require something in return so that you know the items will be seen? If you don’t receive the required views on Flickr to apply for an event or designer then work harder. Follow more people and receive more followers. Post in Flickr groups and look for inspiration for your own blog. I am sorry if you feel it is not fair but this has to do with paying your dues. The third thing ties into these other two perfectly. Don’t complain! Instead of taking things personal when it comes to being turned down, turn those into positive things. Let these things motivate you to do more and be better. You will hear no about a thousand times more than you will hear yes… and sometimes you will hear a no from the least expected place. I can tell you that you will need to be able to eat that humble pie.

There is so much more to list here, but I think you will probably get sick of reading my rambling. These are just my top three tips for bloggers who are wanting to work at being better. You will find your stride at some point and when you do there will be absolutely no stopping you. TOOTLES!

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Scarlett in dark

Head: TheMeshProject– classic deluxe w/ Scarlett applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body w/ Scarlett applier

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in Fjord

Hair: TRUTH– Katara in light brown

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer- Solaris Pearl droplets necklace @ Collabor88 

Dress: OAKEN by Noodles- Amy Dress @ Collabor88

Shoes: Essenz- Sacramento heel @ On9

Pose: Kirin poses– Sora

Kissed by the Sun

WLRPANNIVERSARY2015

Happy Anniversary to We ❤ RP! This month We ❤ RP turns two and this means gifts for everyone! Amazing unique roleplay designs with gifts at a few of the designers spots. You will not be disappointed and I bought probably WAY too much. Will take me more than just May to get through all of the items. Happy shopping this month and don’t forget to stop by! TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin: Glam Affair– Stella Polar Fantasy Line @ We ❤ RP

Head- Lelutka– Stella mesh head

Body- Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body (Free Fantasy appliers for Glam Affair @ We ❤ RP

Hair: Tableau Vivant- Cersei in Light Browns @ We ❤ RP

Headpiece: Fawny- Sweet Rose Wreath in gold @ We ❤ RP

Necklace: Modish- Thalia necklace in sand @ We ❤ RP

Dress: Dead Dollz- Ariadne’s dress in white @ We ❤ RP

Bracers: The Forge- Plaid Bracers in gold @ We ❤ RP

Pose: Apple Spice– Against the wall pose

Lamp: noctis- swamp wanderers standing lamp @ We ❤ RP

Bench: noctis- swamp wanderers bench @ We ❤ RP

Well and bassin: 22769 ~ bauwerk- The little village well and water basin @ We ❤ RP

Walk A Mile

Walk A Mile

You never know what a person is going through till you walk a mile in their shoes. Have you ever really thought about what this means. I mean… to think about physically putting yourself in someones situation. I think we all try to do this at some point and either we come off looking like a total jerk telling a person they don’t have it that bad.. or we just get a small portion because really the truth is you can never put yourself in someones shoes. Not unless you really go through every step they have had to. I have caught myself saying this before. Telling someone they just don’t understand how I feel because they just aren’t going through this or just asking someone to put themselves in my shoes for a second and see things from my perspective. I am going to have to remove this from my vocabulary. I say it and it goes in one ear and out the other. I can tell because people get back in a rut… they get back into things they say they wouldn’t but low and behold we find ourselves in the same exact pickle. To heck with it all… I have decided to just walk in my own shoes and be fabulous because I like my life. Unfortunately most can’t say this. So learn to love something in your life… and have a fabulous day too! TOOTLES

Credits:

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body

Skin: Lara Hurley– Scarlett in dark

Shoes: CandyDoll- Tricky in Pippa yellow @ Uber

Pose- Everglow– flora pose pack