#129 Marva

Hiya Lovelies ♥ I hope you are all keeping safe and well. As I write this, we are in the middle of a heatwave here in the UK. Us Brits are used to a more milder climate. As much as we love a hot summer, we are not blessed with long hot days. Instead we get long hot days of pure humidity that feels like hell! Even our homes are designed to keep heat in due to our cold winters so we really cannot win right now lol. My perfect season is Autumn. Beaches are quieter to enjoy and it is just the right amount of warmth to still dress like it’s summer, plus what is not to love with the stunning colour of Autumn leaves! Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead ♥

  • Bikini: ‘Marva’ by Aurora’s Closet. There are two versions available. Both HUD sets feature 15 choices. Version 1 is all plain bright colours whilst Version 2 is pure fun! Full of super cute textures. Both are available exclusively to the 4 Seasons Event which opens on the 15th August. This Bikini is dedicated to my Sister Marv Avon.
  • Hair: ‘Elixir’ in Redhead by Truth.

#128 Layla

Hiya Lovelies ♥ I’m channelling a dark, sexy vibe for the weekend! Ema’s Secret bought out these fabulous leather shorts that come in 6 bold shades, my favourite of course had to be black. They are currently available at the Sense Event until the 8th August so snap them up while you can and check out the other hard working designers while you are there. I teamed the shorts with a sexy black top by Casadel. So what is your look this weekend? Whatever you are doing, have a good one.

#127 LOTD

Hiya Lovelies ♥ It’s been an age since I did a ‘Look of the Day’ and today I have an absolute beauty for you!

Hopes Creations have just released this super cute outfit with absolute killer platform heels! I’m loving the laced up look on the heels. I am wearing this on the Maitreya Lara Body which has recently been updated. For ladies that don’t already know, you will need to increase your feet size to 25 to fit standard shoes on the 5.2 version of Lara. I am guessing this is because there is now the option for a Petite Maitreya Body.

There are 21 colour options on the top and skirt which can be mixed and matched anyway you choose and even more colour options with the shoes so you can play around and make yourself as bright and colourful as you wish to be.

Stay safe lovelies… until next time ♥.

#126 Tania

Hiya Lovelies ♥ Here we are again, sliding into another week. I thought I would begin mine with a lovely peaceful walk through a park, relaxing to the sounds of birdsong and giggling children floating overhead in hot air balloons! Wishing you all a happy and safe week ahead ♥.

  • Romper: ‘Tania’ by Ema’s Secret. I love a Romper! So easy to throw on and look casually stylish on lazy days. This beauty is at the Flair For Events Summer Camp until the end of July. There are 8 pretty colours to choose from or 2 extra in the Fat Pack. My favourite is Grape!
  • Hair: ‘Delicate’ by Truth

#125 My Purrfect Companion

Hiya Lovelies ♥ What better way to unwind than with that purr-fect companion. I have always been a cat lover and as I write this, my 14 year old boy Tootsie is curled up by my side. I’ve had a few cats in my life time and they all have such unique characters. Tootsie is the sweetest, most loving boy. Follows me everywhere. Was even massaging my arm padding me this week as I lay down at the start of a migraine with a heat wrap over my face. It is such a pure unconditional love.

I opened a Cat Cafe Inworld last year which a couple of months ago was completely updated and rebuilt. It is a labour of love in my virtual world that of course, is named after my cat. If you’re having a bad day, come pop on over and chill by the sea. I even have a man size teddy bear that gives the best hugs! There are several chill spots on the beach outside too. I am sure my cats will be happy to see you 😺.

#124 Weekend Vibes

Hiya Lovelies ♥ Who else is feeling those weekend vibes? It feels like sooooo long since I was last at a beach. Still doesn’t feel like the right time yet in the real world to make that journey as my nearest beach is an hour away by train and also recently that same beach made the news when it was completely packed out during lockdown! I prefer the autumn time personally when beaches are quieter and I can walk all afternoon and enjoy the sound of the crashing waves and sea gulls trying to steal my chips lol! Have a wonderful weekend everyone ♥

  • Top: ‘Ellie’ Top by Muggleborn. This top is sooo cute! A perfect staple for your summer wardrobe. There are 42 Plain and Patterned Options on the HUD and if you felt a little cheeky like me, you can opt to flash those boobies!
  • Leggings: ‘Zury’ by Addams. Inworld Store Group Gift.
  • Flip Flops: ‘Malibu‘ by Aurora’s Closet. These Flip Flops come with a HUD featuring 24 pretty summer textures.
  • Hair: ‘Destiny’ by Truth in Brunette.

#123 Saint Barth Island

Hiya Lovelies ♥ How are you all doing out there? It’s been a while since I had a chance to take some time out and explore in Second Life. As always, I referred to the trusty destination guide to see what is new and Saint Barth Island caught my eye. This pretty rain forest retreat has several places you can wander and relax, watch out for the tigers though! The Island is a little dominated with rather expensive rentals so you do find yourself hitting a few security orbs as you wander around. With waves crashing in the bay, jungle sounds and birds chattering, it does make for a rather soothing place to chill though, especially if you like somewhere solitary to relax.

  • Top: ‘Ema’ Summer Top by Aurora’s Closet. The Fat Pack is Exclusive to the ‘Twelve‘ Event and features 8 bright, floral colours.
  • Shorts: ‘Yumi‘ Shorts by Blueberry.
  • Sandals: ‘Gina‘ Espadrilles with HUD by Aurora’s Closet. Honestly these are one of the best things I think I have ever made, maybe I am bias lol. I’ve been drawn to creating with a lot of floral textures recently and there are 8 pretty floral and 16 plain textures in this pack that would mix and match with most your summer wardrobes.
  • Hair: ‘Poetry’ by Truth. Recent VIP Gift.

#122 Girls On Film

Hiya Lovelies ♥ This new dress ‘Cinthia’ by Ema’s Secret had me feeling super glam so I knew just the place to go to show it off! I went to a region that actually has been Inworld for years but doesn’t seem too busy these days. I like to pop back there now and then for a wander as it belongs to one of my favourite bands, Duran Duran! Years ago I was there when the actual John Taylor logged in for an hour to promote his autobiography which was very cool (and super lagged!). They also used to feature footage from SL at their RL Concerts I have been to. It is quite an eclectic place to look around and there is even a super cool underwater club you can enter through a green light on a boat. Spread over four regions, it is definitely worth a look.

  • Dress: ‘Cinthia’ by Ema’s Secret. Available in 8 Colours (Extra One in the Fat Pack) currently at the Vanity Event until 8th July. This would be ideal for a glam event such as a Wedding and fitted my Maitreya body perfectly.
  • Shoes: ‘Suami‘ by KC Couture.
  • Hair: ‘Poetry’ by Truth. The latest VIP Gift

#121 Little Santorini

Hiya Lovelies ♥ I thought it was about time I did some more exploring so as always, I head to Second Life’s Destination Guide for inspiration to see what is new out there.

So I ended up venturing to the Greek Island of Little Santorini. You can literally spend ages here working your way through the maze of pathways, plus many cute little villas and stores. I found it quite easy to keep finding dead ends and venture back on myself to find a path I had missed tucked away, but that is half the fun! The only thing I found a little shocking was the rental prices of the small villas. Yes they look authentic and are lovingly put together, but 1000L per day I just could not justify. If you just want to visit though, you will enjoy the beautiful shores and hidden gems along your journey.

  • Dress: ‘Imari‘ by Hopes Creations. This pretty sundress with optional C String comes with a generous 24 pretty summer shades on the HUD version and fitted my Maitreya Body beautifully. It was the ideal dress for a Greek adventure!
  • Shoes: ‘Imari‘ Heels by Hopes Creations. These are designed to match the pretty Sundress with 40 colours that can be used separately on the shoe, straps, bow and 5 shades for the sole to mix and match in many variations.
  • Hair: ‘Poetry’ by Truth. The latest VIP Gift and I totally LOVE this updo! I’m wearing it in a brunette shade but all colours are in this pack.

#120 SL17B

Hiya Lovelies ♥ Most of you that know me as Aurora, also know that my Main Avatar for nearly 11 Years now is Mandilena Loxely. One of the best things that ever happened to me within Second Life happened recently. After 9 years being a Gesture Creator Inworld, I was accepted to be a part of SL17B hugeeee Birthday Celebration. I was absolutely thrilled, mostly because I had never seen them feature a Gesture Creator before so it was wonderful to shine a light for all the others who make Gestures as I think they are often overlooked.

In my 9 years of Gesture creating I have made close to 2000 Gestures now and I still really enjoy making them. I often get inspired by what I see in Second Life so there is everything from Sweet and Loving to complete Cheekiness and Sassy Attitude. I could only display PG or Moderate at this event but I really enjoy making cheeky Rude Gestures lol.

For this event I was up until dawn for six nights straight solidly making six brand new and exclusive sets for this event as well as a free set you can collect from the desk up front. This is honestly one of the proudest moments for me and I hope they will have me back again in future. If you want to pop down, I am right in the middle between two of my favourite stores, Blueberry and Addams (totally fangirling when I was setting up for this event!). I have everything reduced to 50% so if you love Gestures, go stock up now 💖 Click ‘here‘ to TP Inworld.