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July 2016

Bloggers Block

Bloggers Block

Diagnosis – Bloggers Block!

 I’ve been a bit off kilter this last week. I’ve hit a ‘block’ as they say! I struggle as it is to make good pictures to show you the great stuff from my awesome sponsors and events. But recently I’ve found it very difficult to take a great shot. It’s got me feeling a little bit down. All I see everywhere is pictures better than mine. Blog posts written better than mine, everything better than mine! Yep, sorry to say that’s how I felt. I was wondering if this was just me. I mean, no-one else seems to say this has happened to them. Anyway, very unlike me, I put a comment on facebook telling my friends how I was feeling, and guess what? It’s not just me! I’m not going mad, or losing ‘it’ whatever ‘it’ is! Bloggers Block, it seems, is a real problem we all hit at some time or other.

And, of course, while I’m trying and failing to take the right picture, with the right setting, clothes and pose, and choosing the right words to go with it, I’m actually not doing anything, including blog posts, which has added to me feeling pretty bad about myself and questioning if I should just give up!

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But you know what? I suddenly realised, it matters not if someone can write better than me, or take a better picture than me, that stuff is unimportant. Because I just replace the word ‘better’ with ‘different’. Things look better already! The thing is we all have our own unique style to everything, so it does not mean one is better than the other, just different. And at the end of the day, if my sponsors like my work, that really is all that matters to me.

So, I’m not giving up! Of course we all strive to be better than we are, and we are all learning as we go. It’s a couple months off a year since I started this blog, and when I look back at my first few posts, to the ones I do now, I have come so far, learnt so much, and the best thing of all is I have a network of blogging friends who are the most supportive and encouraging group of people I could have met and some awesome sponsors who have been amazingly generous, Thank you all.

Anyway, I think I’ve probably bored you all enough with my moping, here’s the good stuff….

The top I’m wearing has come from Masoom. Available at We ❤ Roleplay till 31st July.  Comes in fits for Maitreya and Slink.  The fatpack comes with lots of colour options for both the scales and the fabric parts via a HUD. I’m wearing the Maitreya fit with my Lara body and its perfect, no alpha and no poke through!

Look at the awesome shoes! (Click HERE to see them up close and personal!)  These are by PC, and are their exclusive item at Addicted To Black round 3, which started yesterday. They come in fits for Maitreya and Slink and there’s a HUD for colour options. Absolutely killer heels!

We ALL love hair right? And we all love gifts too right?  Well this fabulous hair from adoness I picked up at The Hair Fair. It’s their gift and it’s truly awesome. This plum coloured half shaved style is very different to anything I usually buy but I sure do like it! You have till 31st July to get over to the fair and grab this.

The cute little black skirt I bought from the recent Indie Teepee event from Reverie. I don’t officially blog for Reverie but I do love their stuff, and outside of blogging I wear their clothes a lot. The event is over now but you can try the Reverie Mainstore for this. The Florence skirt comes in other colours too, but as you all know I do love my blacks! It’s cute and versatile and again comes in a wide variety of fits for mesh bodies and classic. I’m wearing the Maitreya fit and I did have to alpha my butt just a little bit, but other than that this is a little gem!

The nails are from DP – Koffin Nails.  Available at this round of Applique. I did blog these yesterday, and if you click HERE you can see them up close. I’m loving the subtle tones of blues and pinks. Truly Holographic Heaven!

The skin is also the same as yesterday’s post, form 7Deadly S[k]ins Maren in pineapple skin tone with Lelutka head applier and Maitreya body applier. I’m wearing version 4 which comes with this dramatically black makeup! Another awesome skin from the Deadly team!

Well I think that’s all for now, I’ll be back soon with some more great stuff for you, below is the when and where to get it…..

Top – [[ Masoom ]] Madelyn Top for We ❤ Roleplay

Skirt – {Reverie} Florence Skirt – Previously at Indie Teepee try {Reverie} Mainstore

Shoes – :PC: Heels Addicted to Black – Exclusive

Hair – adoness : frigg Plum Hair Fair 2016 : Gift

Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – MAREN mesh PINEAPPLE
Lelutka Head Applier v4
Maitreya Body Applier Pineapple

Nails – DP – Koffin Nails – Holographic Heaven II for Applique

Location – Everwinter

The Sound Of The Sun Going Down


Some days you lose, you win
And the waters as high as the times you’re in
So I jump back into where I learned to swim
Try to keep my head above it as best I can

That’s the sound of the sun going down


Awesome outfit from the very talented Jonas Nordstrom of CS Tattoo. He never fails to delight with his outstanding releases. I love this complete look. The Black Satin Summer Jumper is very cute and sexy, and teamed with the necklace and the sleeve tattoo make a dramatic look. All three of these items available at the new round of Addicted to Black (round 3) .

The jumper comes with fits for mesh bodies and classic avis, and I’m wearing the Maitreya one with my Lara body. The sleeve tattoo comes again with appliers for mesh bodies and classic tattoo layers  in washed, faded and dark shades. I’m wearing the Maitreya applier Dark shade. The cute necklace comes in a static version and one with resizer script, finishing the look perfectly.

This new hair is one of 5 new releases for The Hair Fair 2016 from Nita Bracken of Tameless Hair and Avatars, This one is called Gaia and is a dramatic take on the pony tail! Comes with a HUD for colour change of both the Hair and the accessory.

The Nails are from DP – Koffin Nails, their newest release for the Applique event. There’s a link below in credits to see a closer picture. Beautiful nails as always.

The dark makeup included in the Letlutka head applier for Maren mesh skin in Pineapple, from 7Deadly S[k]ins is a perfect finishing touch to this look. I’m wearing version 4 of the applier and Also the Maitreya body applier in tone Pineapple.

Below the when and where to get it……

CS Tattoo for ATB round 3

Arc Le Fem Blackout Sleeves Tattoo

Black Satin Summer Jumper

Black Jade Mandala Pendant

Hair – Tameless Hair Gaia for The Hair Fair 2016

Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – MAREN mesh PINEAPPLE
Lelutka Head Applier v4
Maitreya Body Applier Pineapple

Nails – DP – Koffin Nails – Holographic Heaven II for Applique (HERE for closeup of Nails)

Location – Everwinter


A Taste of Paradise

Vengeful Genre SN Sweet Whispers

Hello to you all in bloggy land. I hope you all had a lovely weekend and that your Monday wasn’t too bad! Here in England we are having a heatwave! The weather is absolutely beautiful and it is HOT HOT HOT! Unfortunately, I cant have any doors or windows open because, as some of you will have read on Facebook, my little cat is sick at the moment. He had to have a rather large abscess removed from his neck last week, and the wound is not healed yet, he cant go out until it does. So I’m suffering a bit! The cat however, is doing better, and he is loving all the fuss and extra attention he is getting!

I want to show you this absolutely beautiful outfit form Vixn Dagger at Vengeful Threads, made for this round of Genre, the theme of which is Polynesia. You can read more about this round on the Genre blog here. This outfit consists of a swimsuit, anklets, bracelets and hair flowers! All beautifully made. There is also a lovely little necklace too. Just right for parading around on my little island paradise I call home!

I’ve also been for a gander around The Hair Fair 2016 which opened this week, and I found this really cute hair from adoness. You should definitely check out the Hair Fair this time round, I’ll be going back for sure!  HERE for the BIG picture of the hair!

Another place to definitely visit is the Indie Teepee. This is an awesome event with music, shopping, poetry, art, music, oh and did I say shopping? The sim is an awesome build and its well worth a visit. Something New, one of my sponsors, have some lovely poses on offer at this event, including this one called Sweet Whispers. The event runs till 24th July so hurry, once its gone, it won’t be back till next year!

You see my nails? pefect paradise for nails too! IP Nails have their Sailor Set exclusively at SWANK events for this round, after which it will be available instore and on their marketplace! Included in the set are 4 ‘Beach’ bonus designs of which this one I’m wearing is one. But they are all very pretty!  HERE for a closer look at the nails.

All this awesome new stuff is topped off by one of my favourite skins from 7Deadly S{k}ins. this is Eden in Taupe and shes really lovely. Available in the mainstore.

Well thats it from me, below is the usual when and where to grab the stuff….

Pose – SN Somethng New Sweet Whispers for Indie Teepee July 8th – 24th

Vengeful Threads – Original Mesh – Mahalo w Omega for Genre 15th July – 12th August
Mahalo Swimsuit
Plumeria Anklet (left and right included)
Plumeria Bracelet (left and right included)
Plumeria Hair Flower (includes left, right, grouped and a crown)

Vengeful Threads – Original Mesh – Ku Necklace also for Genre 15th July – 12th August

Nails – IP Nails Sailor/Beach set for SWANK July 7th – 31st July (Showing one of four bonus beach designs). HERE for a closer look at the nails.

Hair – adoness : iphito : Black for The Hair Fair 2016 16th – 31st July (Supporting Wigs For Kids Charity). HERE for the BIG picture of the hair!

Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – EDEN Taupe Cleavage
Slink hands and feet appliers Taupe

Step On It, Ezra!


Come On Ezra, we got 80 days to get round the grid and grab all these hunt better step on it man!


Around The Grid in 80 Days by I & R Fun with Hunts, (click links for hints and hunt info),  is a grid wide hunt starting on 13th July and running till September 30th – So you really can go around the grid in 80 days to pick up all the good stuff. Everything is either 1LS or 25LS and there really is some cool stuff. Bargains to be had. I’ll be showing you more as we progress through the hunt.

There’s lots of other great stuff in this post, packed tight with awesomeness from lots of places….below is the usual when and where to find everything.

Pose – SN Are We There Yet for the Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt.


Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – TAGG – Taupe July group gift
Shape – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – TAGG Justin July group gift

Tee –CS TATTOO Like a Boss Rigged Fitmesh T-Shirt Grey
Shorts – CS TATTOO Long Beach Board Shorts Teal

Hair – *ARGRACE* TAKESHI – Black


Outift – :Pretty Kitty Design Ctrl Ald Delete Fail for the Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt
Janett Jeans
White Ctrl Alt Delete Fail Shirt

Hair – no.match_ ~ NO_MEANING ~ Black – For ON9

Nails – IP Nails Sailor set for SWANK July round 


Lipstick – ERDE Bonie

Eyelashes – ERDE Lashes Lola Group Gift

Eyes – MESANGE – Burning Love Eyes No 10 for Ross Event


Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Babet Walnut
Maitreya Cleavage
Omega Head Applier (Freckled)

All The Pretty Things

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We are, we are, we’re caught in the in between
Of who we already are and who we are yet to be
And we’re looking for love but finding we’re still in need
It’s only what we have lost will we be allowed to keep

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Look at all the pretty things
That steal my heart away
I can feel I’m fading
‘Cause Lord I love so many things
That keep me from Your face
Come and save me


Outfit – [E.INC] Summer Qi Outfit for Pretty Things Showroom Event
Shorts and Top

Skin – Applelicious – Loveless : Autumn Leaves Tone for Pretty Things Showroom Event
Maitreya Skin Applier + Cleavage Applier
System Skin

Shape – Applelicious – Loveless Shape for Pretty Things Showroom Event

Collar – Nocturnia~Pretty Lil Collar for Pretty Things Showroom Event

Hair – #Foxy – Skinny Love Hair Black for The Crystal Heart Festival

A Dog is For Life….

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……..Not just for christmas

The Rally to Rescue is an event that raises funds for abused animals in rl. If you click on the link below it takes you to the marketplace page where you can purchase a shopping HUD. The HUD will allow you to tp to each of the stores that have created exclusive items for this event. All proceeds will go the the cause.
Unfortunately the event finishes tomorrow (12th) so hurry and grab these awesome exclusives for this event!

Rally to Rescue Shopping Hud

The eyes by Lone Wolf Studios I blogged in my 4th July post ,  I promised I would post another as soon as I got the hang of photographing eyes well.  This one is better. And if you look very closely you can indeed see a werewolf reflected in them! Click HERE to see it!

The tee, jeans and cute little puppy i’m holding are by Pretty Sexy Things, exclusives for the event. The jeans and tee fit my Maitreya Lara body perfectly with little tweaking, just a bit of alpha on the legs. The toy puppy, he’s cute, I named him Dave, because I can. He comes with a version you can hold and a rezzable version. See him closer HERE.

This bracelet is very cool and is perfect for both boys and girls, you can see it a little closer HERE.

Tee – PSTRally To Rescue – Lets Be Friends
Jeans – PST – Worn Skinny Jeans – Dog Lovin’
Puppy – Rally To Rescue – Ghost Bully Pup
Eyes – ~*:LWS:*~ Stray Dog Mesh Eyes

All above items are for the Rally To Rescue event.

Bracelet – GBMC Rally To Rescue Pit Bull Bracelet (guys or gals)
this isn’t in the hud, but it will be available at the end of the shopping hud, back at the Rally To Rescue event on the Bully sim

That is all my items for the Rally To Rescue Event, but there are many more, and dont forget event closes tomorrow (12th July) so HURRY!

The makeup I’m wearing is from ERDE, a recent sponsor. The eyeshadow and lipstick are available for this round of Ross Event.Appliers for Omega and Catwa, I’m wearing my Catwa Helena head so am using the Catwa applier and the effect is stunning. Several colours to choose from via the HUD. HERE is a closer look.

The nails are the latest release from DP – Koffin Nails and they are very pretty, available at the Mesh Body Addicts event. HERE for a closer look!

And last but by no means least, I was wandering round the Marvelous Monthly event and came across this stunning hair by Pelle. Fits perfectly with no head slider tweaking!

Below is the when and where to get these 🙂

Makeup –
Lipstick – Erde Lipstick Inna for Ross Event
Eyeshadow – Erde:eyeshadow Yine SPECIAL GIFT for Ross Event

Nails – DP – Koffin Nails – FatPack – Feather Flair for Mesh Body Addicts

Hair – ::PELLE::EPINOC HAIR for Marvelous Monthly



You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep
‘Cause they’d fill the open air
And leave tear drops everywhere
You’d think me rude
But I would just stand and stare

I have this beautiful gown to show you today from the wonderful Anouk Haiku of Les Encantades. Made for the We ❤ RP event this lovely gown, Thea,  comes in a selection of lovely colours. I’m wearing the pearl one in the picture above, but because of the fireflies and eerie lights you cannot see the colour well. In the picture below you can see the gown without the coloured lights. The gown comes in 5 std sizes with alpha included.

The skin I’m wearing is an awesome new release from 7 Deadly s[K]ins, Maren, in their new skin tone Powder. Available at the Mesh Body Addicts event. There are 4 versions of this, which has appliers for Lelutka mesh heads. I’m wearing version 4 as you can see it has dramatic makeup adding to the paleness of the skin. Again in this picture below you can see it better without the coloured lights.

Marren Powder LE Thea

Finally the hair is from Truth at Uber. I don’t officially blog for Truth but I wear their hairs a lot and this one is awesome, and worth a mention.

Thats the lot for this post, short and sweet! Below for the when and where to find the goodies. Ill be back again very soon with more to show you.

Dress – *LE* Thea Pearl for We ❤ Roleplay 5th to 25th July

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Dune for Uber

Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – MAREN in New Skin Tone POWDER
Lelutka Head Applier (version 4)
Maitreya Body Applier
Slink hands and feet Applier
For Mesh Body Addicts – from 10th July

Pose – LW Poses – :LW: Poses – pensive walk

Location – Avalon Celtic

The Debut of Ezra


My second post today…..

I am pleased to introduce to you Ezra. Ezra will be helping me out on my blog now and then, say If I have man stuff to blog, or couples stuff and the like. Yes he is my alt. Yes he needs work, but looking good so far!

And do I have a jam packed post for you, with twice the people, twice the goodies and twice the fun! So lets get right to it and have a look at what we got…

Poses – SN Something New – I’m Too Sexy For This Pose – July Group Gift (Includes 2 separate poses)

Décor – OTB Outside The Box For Swank July round
Beach Shack
Lazy Dayz Deck Umbrella and Lounger

Phen is wearing….

Outfit – [[ Masoom ]] Sahara outfit for Uber
Sahara outfit is 100 % original mesh and textures, exclusive for Uber . fitted for Maitreya, Slink physique, Slink hourglass mesh bodies . Available in 5 beautiful rich patterns – Tops and skirts sold separately, Fatpacks have all colors available through HUD. Outfit has materials Enabled.

Tattoo – CS Tattoo Wild Butterflies for R.E.I. Event

Earrings – !IT! Stellar Earrings 2 for Marvelous Monthly
Click HERE for closeup on Earrings.

Hair – =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Sienna” Black for Uber

Ezra is wearing…

Outfit – Flippant Eddy – Complete outfit including Shorts, Sunglasses and MP3 player. There are sandals too but not shown here (sorry). Click HERE for closeup on mp3 player.

Hair – *ARGRACE* TAKESHI – Black



Yay!! It Works!

Pretty Things Designer showcase

Blogging works! I have first hand proof of this.  I made a post on Monday, and within minutes of me posting it to all my sl groups, one of my sponsors im’d me to say she liked the post.  I smiled to myself, because, as always as bloggers, we like to know that our sponsors like what we do right?  Not just the ‘likes’ on social media such as facebook and flickr, but also to get a personal im is always a great compliment. Especially knowing how busy our sponsors are with all their designing and what not!

However, my smile did not last long as I read the im….’Hi Phen, I love your post….but…’ My face dropped. There’s always a but. As it turned out she was just telling me that a couple of my links in my post did not work. I had, as always checked them before publishing, but somehow they had been broken, any way it was a quick fix and two minutes later I had updated the links and all was working fine again. Problem solved. Soon the smile was back on my face though, as, while I had been away from sl updating links on my blog, she had kept typing, and she was telling me how much she liked the nails I was wearing and was checking my lm links in the post to go buy them!

Well I was chuffed to pieces. So much so that I shared with the designer of the nails that this had happened. Of course, she was not surprised it worked, because, if there was no evidence it worked, our fabulous sponsors would not give away their wonderful designs just for us bloggers to take pictures and talk about them. That would be silly!

Proof of two things. Yes it’s worth the time and effort to make sure links work, people really do look! And yes, it’s worth the time and effort to make close up shots of the small things, people really do look!

I have some tasty things to show you today….

This lovely little dress from Pretty Things is so cute! It comes with a HUD to change colours and there are some lovely prints and colours to chose from. It comes in the normal std sizes and usual fits for mesh bodies. Available at this round of Designer Showcase.

The Tattoo is fabulous. This is from Jonas at CS Tattoo. A recent addition to my sponsors, I really love his work. And of course, we all like new ink right? This tattoo is his exclusive item for round 2 of Addicted to Black Event. If you click HERE there is a picture of the back too!

The earrings are from !IT!. The Boho earrings, made for The Beached Bunny Hunt, run by Evil Bunny Productions. This hunt has some really cool gifts for you to find. Many talented designers are taking part. Well worth doing if hunts are your thing. Click HERE for a closeup of the earrings.

My nails are from DP – Koffin Nails, another recent sponsor for me. Again I love the designs that are coming through. These are called Only Wednesdays and, they are a bit batty! They are for Buy Now, a market place based event where items are only available on the market place, the link below will take you to the Buy It Now information centre. You can’t rea see the nails in my picture above (sorry), but HERE is a closer look.

Another fabulous skin from 7deadly S[k]ins. This one is Donna in Marshmellow and is available at the current round of Kinky Monthly.

The Pose is from the Tude set by L.A. BoS. The set is available at Marvelous Monthly. Along with two other sets, Toxicity and Spin Me. All sets have some really lovely poses, and I will be bringing you more from these sets in my future blogs.

Well I think I just about covered everything, the complete list with links, lm’s as usual is below. Happy shopping and I’ll see you very soon for more great stuff!


Dress – PT Pretty Things – Emma Dress – Designer Showcase

Tattoo – CS Tattoo Women’s Black Angel Tattoo ATB

Nails – DP – Koffin Nails On Wednesdays – Buy Now Item

Earrings – !IT! Boho Earrings for The Beach Bunny Hunt

Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – DONNA for Kinky Monthly Event
Donna Lelutka head applier Marshmellow
Maitreya Body Applier Marshmellow

Pose – L.A. BoS Tude 09 for Marvelous Monthly

Hair – opale . Pattie hair Black for The Crystal Heart Festival

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