Sometimes…

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Sometimes just dressing up and looking nice truly does make you feel better about yourself ~ taking your time with your appearance even if your feeling unhappy, giving the world a little glimpse of the real you even when your not at your best shows how you face your day. Just as wearing this gorgeous dress Carly, an exclusive along with limited by DE Boutique makes me feel very chic ~ not sure black is your color well no worries as the creator also gives you a nice hud of 16 colors to choose from ~ there are 2 styles with the shoulder straps you see me have on to making it completely strapless ~

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Wearing Dulce Secrets  Tahoe Sunset Vol-1 and Cazami Nail Polish Fade to Black

Yes changed my skin to 7 Deadly s{K}ins Nena in Apricot, added Dulce Secrets latest eye shadow Tahoe Sunset and just had to redo my polish with Cazami Fade to Black to finish off the look ~ ooops and I did slip on D.E. Boutique Valentine heels giving me a look that is lifting my spirits to go out shopping ~ yes bought lotz of goodies back from Designer Showcase as I know it is a short month and do not want to miss getting some goodies…pssst I won’t make you take the Tube to get there like I did here is my TAXI so you can wander around as all the items are there even the skin ~ remember try demo’s ~ one last thing that you might enjoy reading is this quote:

You are not weak
just because your heart
feels so heavy
be proud of who you are
not how others see you’

Credits ~ Shot at Backdrop City using MINIMAL – Illusion III – *1* RARE- backdrop, along with Something NewBlog my Nails and a LumiPro pose ~ Shopping Bags were courtesy of Starr Ghost that I forgot to ask her who they were from…

Am wearing:
Shadow-Dulce Secrets-Tahoe Sunset Vol-1
Skin-7 Deadly S[k]ins-NENA-Apricot
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
DE.Boutique Carly Dress LARA
DE.Boutique Valentines Heels LARA
Hair Raphael Bento
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Apex
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Tweaked

Glamorous…

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Wearing  Elisabec by Shoenique

Am sure a lot of you will be looking forward to Valentine’s Day, spending time with your special someone, maybe someone who has been with you for awhile or someone you have not long met and they are already holding a special place in your heart~Well if you find they are taking you out on a date or for dinner or you just want to wear something lovely for that candle-lit dinner at home look no further than this EXCLUSIVE gown that Ellie Monk of Shoenique Designs has for you this month at Designer Showcase ~With the lovely name of Elisabec you can’t go wrong in this figure hugging gown it has a unique lace design to each side to make the most of your shape along with a sweetheart neckline holding your breasts in just the right place,

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Wearing Aseriz necklace and bracelet 

To add that touch of glamor ASERIZ has this dainty heart necklace & bracelet with putting the finishing touches with nail polish from DaneMarkz –Floralys ~ the gown, jewelry and nail polish are all at Designer Showcase this month ~ Here is your TAXI so you can wander around, try on demos and enjoy ~ Hugs and take care Dena ♥♥

Credits go to Ellie Monk owner/creator of Shoenique for giving the opportunity to show off this gorgeous gown ~ along with the following creators for the landscape items

Tree “HEART”Pink -Michal Weymann
Botanical – Heart’s Desire w/ Carved Heart-Kriss Lehmann
CG * Holland Tulips-Arnel Choche
CG * White Dianthus-Arnel Choche
LB_FluffyGrass{Mesh}-Cari McKeenan

Wearing:
7 Deadly s{K}ins ~ Lumi/Oak
Aseriz -Brasslete Aida-Black-R
Aseriz -Necklace Sida
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
Shoenique Elisabec Burgundy Gown MAITREYA
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Industrial
Magika Mint
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya

Night out…

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After a hectic night disco dancing it can be real nice just to sit outside in the garden, unwind reflect, giving your body time to cool down before going inside to sleep ~ will tell you that I had a lovely evening got lots of compliments on my outfit from AnaStyle this goes by the name of -NAILA- This is an EXCLUSIVE, which you can find at Designer Showcase until the 28th of February ~The tube top is very sexy that has a choice of the sheer sleeves as the image above shows or just wear without giving it a very unique look, the loose fitting jean style pants compliment the top and you will be pleased that everything is included even the cute heart collar ~

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I am wearing another great looking skin from 7 Deadly s[k]ins/Clarity ~ do love the brushed eyebrows making them look  well groomed ~ Skin tones available are:Almond, Cashew, Coconut, Oak, Pineapple, Taupe & Walnut ~you won’t be disappointed with either of them ~ So take my LIMO first to the Designer Showcase, then when you hop in the 2nd time will take you to 7 Deadly s[K]ins spend a little of them Lindens you have been saving and spoil yourself. Till next time hugs ~ Dena ♥♥

Am wearing:
Skin- 7 Deadly S[k]ins-Clarity
AnaSTyle – NAILA – Heart Collar
AnaSTyle – NAILA – PANTS
AnaSTyle – NAILA – Shoes
AnaSTyle – NAILA – Sleeves –
AnaSTyle – NAILA – TUBE TOP –
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
Exile:: Relentless
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Industrial
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya shape tweaked

Waiting…

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Waiting

I got all dressed up in this lovely flowing gown called Rafaela by Jumo that is at Designer Showcase for all of February then stood here waiting for my date to arrive~he said we would be going to a super place for dinner so was pleased to be able to wear this gown ~ along with the gown am wearing this gorgeous skin Tabitha from 7 Deadly S[k]ins in Dew ~I keep looking at my watch hoping he is on his way as the time is passing, which gives me a chance tell you about this gown that come from Jumo-Rafaela comes with a hud with plain and see-through textures along with the earrings, has a plunging neckline, tight waistband and strategic patterns that cover your parts as (if you know what I mean) in my opinion this is a very sexy gown…Here is the TAXI to take you first to Designer Showcase, then the 2nd TAXI will take you to 7 Deadly ~ enjoy both make sure to try on demo’s ~So be safe till next time Dena ♥♥

Shot on location of Backdrop City using poses from LumiPro ~ thanks Starr for help with the decor ~

Props Used
[ keke ] the pea princess’s trunk drawer
SM – Caged Dove Decor – White
Once Upon Time… Tulips B/W Mix Small
Burlesque Top Hat by Brii
05 [Glitzz] Baroque – Vanity Stool – White 2 Li
{what next} Floor Jar Lantern (stars)
NOMAD // Art Noveau Floor Lamp
Fancy Decor: Potted Succulent
06 [Glitzz] Baroque – Vanity Table – White 4Li
perfume bottles creator Raquel Gagliano
* [CIRCA] – Glam perfume bottle (wear)
{what next} Hairbrush (trans) – wear
[Cb] Star Wall Decor
Backdrop by Glam Affair Light Stage

Am Wearing:
Skin-Tabitha-7 Deadly S[k]ins-Dew
.:JUMO:. Rafaela Gown – Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Industrial
JUMO Originals – Rafaela Earrings
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pure Poison – Andreea Pumps – Maitreya – RARE
TRUTH HAIR Ximena
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya shape tweaked

NoWhere…

Road to nowhere
Am NoWhere

“The road to anywhere is the road to nowhere
And the road to nowhere leads to dreams sacrificed,opportunities squandered life unfulfilled In our journey we will encounter many forks and turnings in the road” by Thomas S. Monson

Let me tell you how I got into this mess on the road, the coach/bus took a nosedive when taking a bend in the road too fast and got stuck in this huge sand dune, then the driver told us we would all have to leave the bus, Im like whaaat!! Where are we? He told us there was a bus stop further along the road plus we would not have to wait too long as he would radio in the situation ~Heat is blistering as we started to walk along the road, the sun hurts my eyes even with my hat on, this sign in the above image is so appropriate lol cannot stand here too long though or I will fry to a crisp, knew I should have packed more water but you don’t expect to crash do you? I can see the stop up ahead as I better make a move or might miss the next ride ~ sure you wouldn’t want to see a Crispy Dena on the next post….or do you? Laughs and walks faster ~ Till next time Hugs ~ Dena♥♥

Credits go to Backdrop City creating this awesome scene where this was shot and used pose “Batter Up” by Image Essentials ~

Am wearing :

Skin-7 Deadly skins-Lemon
!Rebel Hope – Willow Mesh Crop Top_Maitreya
Blueberry – Melanie Jeans – Blueberry Bootie – Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
IKON Triumph Eyes- Electric
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pure Poison – Andreea Pumps – Maitreya – RARE
TRUTH HAIR & Hat Elira
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya

Excited…

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Wearing Becky from 7 Deadly s{K}ins

Omg I am so excited to have been accepted as a blogger for 7 Deadly S[k]ins ~ I know right, can you believe it? I get to share with you all of the upcoming glorious skins from events, group gifts and lots more~

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Here is a peek at this gorgeous skin named Becky in Caramel that is the Group Gift for February ~ Its fresh almost rosebud complexion is going to become one of my favorites~a beauty spot on the right side of the chin and a small one to the side of the left eye ~ I have just added the eyelashes from the Catwa hud, she is a natural beauty that needs no enhancement at all ~ oh yes you now have choices of no brows like the image above, which means you can add your own favorite brow if you want ~ Remember this is a 7 Deadly Group gift that if you are not a member I would urge you to do so as the group join fee is FREE until the first of February ~ watch out for updates on things happening at the store as 7 Deadly S[k]ins is celebrating their 5th Anniversary starting in February~ am so looking forward to sharing more of these stunning skins with you ~ The gift will be available on Feb 1st but just a little hint a little birdie told me there will be besides the lucky letter boards there will be chairs to camp for skins ~ Lots more goodies are coming so stay tuned as myself and Starr will be keeping you informed…oh yes here is a TAXI so if you are not a member take it and hurry to join the group ~ Hope to see you all again real soon ~ Dena ♥♥

Am wearing:

Skin-7 Deadly S[k]in -Becky ~ Caramel
Blueberry – Mia Jeans – Regular – Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
IKON Triumph Eyes- Electric
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pure Poison – Andreea Pumps – Maitreya – RARE
TRUTH HAIR Acadia
[hh] Marcia Top MAITREYA
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Shape ~ tweaked

I do apologize about where this was shot at but I did manage to make sure I can tell you that I used Poses by Image Essentials Heaven & oOo StudioMarlena

Loneliness…

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“Loneliness adds beauty to life,
It puts a special burn on a sunset,
And makes night air smell better…”

This is a quote I came across while scanning the Internet and just wanted to share it with you as I think it speaks volumes to us all..We can be in a crowded room and still feel very alone..It makes you just want to reach out someone you might know and tell them that they are not as alone as they may feel, they can reach out to you and you will be there for them even if they are over seas, we have the ability now to use Facebook, Facetime, Skype or even just the Phone to just say a few words to let them know your thinking about them~I don’t mean to get heavy just wanted to make you aware that it happens and a lot of people here in Second Life feel it too~Make a positive effort and make that call~This Is Dena calling out to all of you out there to say hello to someone new today here in SL you never know they might become a new friend..Thank you for reading
Hugs Dena ♥♥

Credits goes to ~ Glam Affair Backdrop “Light Stage” creator  aida EwingOnce Upon TimeMy Laptop for Workレღ レム (Loly Hallison)DaDVintage rotary phonesheerpetal Roussel ~ Shot at Backdrop City using “Belgrade 1 Pose by Ana Poses 

Am Wearing:
Skin ~7 Deadly ~Lemon
-tres blah- Vinyl Pants (Maitreya) – Gunmetal
Amacci Hair Tonya ~ Jet Black
Hair-base~Just Magnetized
Blueberry – Cropped Top Only – Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Dew
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Shape tweaked

Night out…

As you girls out there know it takes a lot of time and effort into looking fabulous when going out on a date,which includes finding the right outfit to wear as well as the accessories~wanting to WOW him I slip on this gorgeous dress SIA by GIULIA DESIGN that is EXCLUSIVE at this month’s *Designer Showcase* With its sheer panels that go from hip to the top of the thigh you will have everyone looking your way ~ not only does it hug your curves it shows them off in all the right places…to finish my look I slip into the lovely pair of buckled stiletto’s that are included~ Here is a peek ~

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Wearing Sia by Guilia Design

Am completing the look by wearing *Dulce Secrets* *Interstellar* eye-shadow that comes in 7 great shades, then finishing up by adding a very unique and unusual design to my nails from *CAZIMI* Nails collection called DART  that come with 10 colors and there are 3 different options that you can purchase ~

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Eye Shadow by Dulce Secrets & Nails by Cazimi

Look is finished and now just heading out to spend a great night out ~Of course these amazing items are only at Designer Showcase till the end of the month so please take my TAXI and give you a chance to wander out and really check out all the goodies the Designers have for you ~

Will finish today by saying Thank You to Starr for all her help and support ~ to all my Absent friends and a Special thank you to Designer Showcase for the privilege of being one of their bloggers and to you all out there for reading and your support too lastly this was all shot at Backdrop City using poses by Image Essentials Heaven & Something New pose-Blog My Nails ..hugs to all Dena♥♥

Am wearing:
Skin- Amara Beauty-Kelly
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Dew
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Magika-Out Of Breath Hair
Guilia Design Sia Mini Dress Lara
ChicChic Nina Platinum L
ChicChic Nina Platinum R
Guilia Design Sia shoes
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya

Date Night…

Want to look your best that when going out on that big first date with someone who might become your partner don’t you, well I have just the look for you right here, right now with this exclusive dress named Maia being shown by Furtacor at Designer Showcase this month,you will just love it along with this stunning jewelry set by Moondance called *Annette* to complete your look~

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Wearing Maia by FurtaCor

As you get to see your first look will tell you a little about the dress with its soft plunging neckline and and shoestring tie belt to show off the waist then flow to a semi full skirt and joy of joys you get an awesome hud that not only can you change the texture of the dress but the front panel /skirt and the belt ~now will turn around for you…

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These are two of my favorites from this hud but you will really enjoy playing with it to make your own favorites~

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Wearing Annette necklace & bracelets by Moondance 

MoonDance has come up with this lovely set of jewelry called Annette that includes necklace, bracelets, earrings and ring for you with its 8 metal and 19 gemstone options you will be able to look stunning where ever you decide to go~ now go make your date something to remember – go all out with either mixing and matching your outfits with your jewelry but take this RIDE to Designer Showcase so you can experience the new layout that Aisha Corvair has come up with~Till Next time Take Care ~ Dena♥♥

Credits ~ Shot on location of Backdrop City using Foxcity KPOP backdrop & Image Essentials poses “Batter Up & Heaven

Am Wearing:

Skin-YS&YS llly
:::FurtaCor:::Maia Dress:::Maitreya
:::FurtaCor:::Maia Shoes::maitreya-
CATWA HEAD Catya
enVOGUE HAIR – Audrey
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Dew
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Moondance Boutique Annette Bracelet
Moondance Boutique Annette Earrings
Moondance Boutique Annette Necklace
Moondance Boutique Annette Ring
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Shape

Winter Warmers…

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Wearing London Fog by I.M. Collection

Hot cocoa on a winter’s day is just the ticket to warm you through and wrapped up in theses exclusive items by I.M Collection now at Designer Showcase that is until the end of the month ~ You will be as snug as a bug in a rug as my mom used to say wearing London Fog sweater, pants and boots lol.

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Giving you a close up of this sweater with its large buttons, high collar and deep V will keep me warm while you will watch me sipping my cocoa after my failed attempt at getting my snowman’s head to stay on –laughs- but will give it another go before I get too cold~Here in the UK the weather has been not very kind to us it’s been cold,wet and wintry and yes I know it is January but a bright day here and there would really boast our moral ~  Am standing here at Calas Christmas Pavilion playing with this snowman, not sure how long the Sim will be staying so make the most of it ~One last comment on what am wearing is each is separate but each has a nice Hud with 5 color choices. Please don’t forget to support Designer Showcase on this its 7th Anniversary, you will find that Ashia Convair has set up a great new store for your delight too along with cake & drink…So till next time ~ Take care Dena ♥♥

What am wearing:

Skin YS & YS llly
Astrology: Hi Sabrina -hair-fair 17
CATWA HEAD Catya
I.M. Collection London Fog 1 Pants Maitreya
I.M. Collection London Fog 1 Sweater Maitreya
I.M. Collection London Fog Black Boots Maitreya
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Dew
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Shape

Shot on Location of Calas Christmas Sim ~ poses came w/cocoa prop ~