A Fresh RE-start

Once again I’m back…this time for real (I think) lol. While I had fully intended to be blogging regularly by mid-November last year, RL and SL stress caught up with me, so I took an unintended break from blogging and from SL. Looking back, I think I got too caught up and overwhelmed with all the events and other things I was invited to blog and didn’t know how to balance my blogging and my life. Between that and dealing with issues at my work and plain being sick, it was more than enough to drive me crazy. I am back now and making a few changes and try and simplify this a little. First off, I’m going to try and “schedule” blogging. Well, schedule probably isn’t the right word but the general idea I’m going for is that I’m making myself post at least once a week instead of doing 3 or 4 a day or even a week. Second, I’m not going to apply to any events or do a whole lot of blogger pack things right now, at least until I get my sea legs back under me, so-to-speak. Third, I’m giving Kaiden more blogging time. I want to diversify a little bit and with the way she dresses – a little bit edgier and funkier than I do – I think it’ll add some nice added interest. I love her style and I wish I had the balls to wear some of the stuff she does.

Enough rambling though and onto the clothes! Since I haven’t logged in pretty much since last fall, I had to catch up on all the new releases. Let’s just say I spent a pretty penny updating my wardrobe lol. (Therathe is so going to kill me when he finds out how much I spent! Eeps!) Here’s to a fresh re-start with a new hair, skin, clothes – even a tattoo! (I feel like such a wild woman!) At some point I’ll have to bust out my new feet and hands too lol.

The darling freckled skin – perfect for gingers, I might add – is currently a GG at Al Vulo! (It’s free to join if you’re not a member.) I went wild and added a tattoo from CoLLisions. I’m not normally big on tats in SL but I have a not-so-secret love for all things Asian and Oriental. Since that’s my heritage I just had to wear it.

Re-start1 Re-start2 Re-start3

Btw, it’s good to be back ūüôā

♥ Ayako 

Hair: Truth by Truth Hawkes Junia РGinger pack
Eyes: IKON by Ikon Innovia  РSunrise Eyes РAspen
Skin: Al Vulo! by Hlin Bluebird РEwa РKinder Fairy (Group Gift)
Tattoo: CoLLisions by Guenevere DeCuir  РClarity of Mind* ( Available at Thrift Shop)
Sweater: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle РAthena Sweater РCream
Jeans: Fri.day by Darling Monday Designer Jeans РRegular Wash
Boots: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle  РStagioni Boots РCoal
Poses: SEmotion by Marie Sims 

*Notes review items

The Masquerade

I’m so excited about the way this turned out, I had to post it! (It helps when your bestie is a blogger and lets you use her site lol.)

Halloween 2013

Happy Halloween!

~Kaiden

Hair: Tableau Vivant – Campbell Hair in Winter
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/World%20of%20Beauty/42/134/23
Skin: Glam Affair – Roza Basic in Jamacia
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/World%20of%20Beauty/42/134/23
Eyes: IKON – Eternal Eyes in Blue
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hot/128/128/2
Eyeliner: Seven – Black Eyeliner
 https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/87423?id=87423
Lipstick: Glam Affair – Leah Lipstick 10
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/World%20of%20Beauty/42/134/23
Fangs: [ES] Vampire Fangs
Necklace: Alienbear – Dark Princess Amaterasu Necklace in Black
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bratz/182/203/29
Dress: Indyra Originals – Minuet Gown in Black
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Namaste%20Isle/79/102/841
Mask & Pose: !bang – Masquerade Mask
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lo%20Lo/176/150/23 

Summer’s End

Summer's End

My apologies for not being around the blog-o-sphere much this summer. It’s been a busy summer and go go go right from the start. Thank you Summer 2013 for being so extra fabulous in spite of the crazy rainy weather. There were lots of mini-trips to here and there. I got to enjoy time at the beach, relax with friends and family, and tons of time with my wonderful man Therathe. So here I am reflecting on another fabulous summer gone by and enjoying the beach with my bestie Kaiden. Now that summer’s over I’ll be back to blogging on a semi-regular basis.¬†I wish you all a lovely start to your autumn season!

♥ Ayako

Kaiden is wearing

Hair: Maitreya¬†by Onyx LeShelle –¬†¬†Sibohan – Coffee
Skin: Glam Affair¬†by aida Ewing –¬†Roza Basic – Jamaica
Top: *Fishy Strawberry*¬†by Fae Eriksen¬†–¬†Midsummer Dream Top – Violet
Shorts: erratic by Erratic Rain  Briony Shorts РKhaki
Feet: Gos by Gospel Voom 

Ayako is wearing

Hair: Truth by Truth Hawkes Moxie w/ Roots РAuburn
Skin: PXL by Hart Larsson Kate РSunkissed
Dress: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle Mignon Dress РSky
Feet: SLink by Siddean Munro 

Poses: aDORKable Poses by Adorkable Peapod

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Salt%20Water/179/149/21

Beachy Babes

Beachy Babes

It’s so wonderful to have friends who are willing to do blog pics with you. ūüôā Thanks to the sexy ladies Kaiden & Bianka for posing with me and Kaiden for taking the pic! Mwahs to you both! I had actually planned for this to be my pic for BTB post #4 but decided on something else. At least I got a great pic out of it! ūüôā

♥ Ayako

On Bianka
Hair: ::EXILE:: by Kavar Cleanslate РRivers Run РWedge
Skin: [HUSH] by Hush Darkrose Quinn РAqua
Eyeshadow: MONS makeups by Ekilem Melodie РEyeshadow РFoggy РGrey
Bikini: >>>moloko<<< by Cinemanic Voom
  Cruz Bikini РKiss РPink

On Ayako
Hair: TRUTH by Truth Hawks РTeddy w/ roots РCopper
Skin: PXL by Hart Larsson РSophia РSunkissed
Bathing Suit: ALEIDA by Aleida Rhodes  Trine Swimsuit РAfrica
Shoes: Pixel Mode by Tya Fallingbridge¬†–¬†Fae Wedges A – Khaki

On Kaiden
Hair: Wasabi Pills by MissAllSunday Lemon РBambi РBlack Coffee
Skin: Glam Affair by aida Ewing Roza РJamacia
Tattoos: Para Designs by Paranormal Putzo РDesire РBlack
Bikini Top: *BOOM* by Aranel Ah РEllio Bikini РViolet
Bikini Bottom: *BOOM* by Aranel Ah РEllio Bikini РViolet РChevron
Feet: SLink by Siddean Munroe РJolie prim barefeet

Pose: GLITTERATI  by Katey Coppola
Location:
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crossing%20Currents/128/128/2

Blog the Beat: Don’t Stop Believin’

BtB-Dont Stop Believin

So much for getting caught up over the weekend lol. I completely forgot about Father’s Day so most of the weekend was occupied by such. I hope to get back to regular blogging soon, but for now, this challenge will suffice. Really a difficult one for me, I’m not sure why but yay for things coming together in the end.

Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world¬†
She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere¬†
Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit 
He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere¬†

A singer in a smokey room 
A smell of wine and cheap perfume 
For a smile they can share the night 
It goes on and on and on and on 

(Chorus) 
Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard 
Their shadows searching in the night 
Streetlights people, living just to find emotion 
Hiding, somewhere in the night. 

Working hard to get my fill, 
Everybody wants a thrill 
Payin’ anything to roll the dice,¬†
Just one more time 
Some will win, some will lose 
Some were born to sing the blues 
Oh, the movie never ends 
It goes on and on and on and on 

(Chorus) 

Don’t stop believin’¬†
Hold on to the feelin’¬†
Streetlights people 

Don’t stop believin’¬†
Hold on 
Streetlight people 

Don’t stop believin’¬†
Hold on to the feelin’¬†
Streetlights people

♥ Ayako

Hair: TRUTH by Truth Hawks Rory РCopper
Skin: ¬†Glam Affair¬†by aida Ewing –
Leah – Natural 02
Mascara: Spectrals by Raven Rosebud
  Crying Game Mascara
Sweatshirt: {mon tissu} by Elie Spot Slouchy Sweatshirt РPink Ombre
Pants: fri.day¬†by Darling Monday –¬†Designer Jeans – Regular Wash – Skinny
Shoes: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle Flip flops РLucid
Bag: Remarkable Oblivion by Axisthorn РMotif Tote
Pose: Sparrowtree Studios by Calypso Sparrowtree  РAnywhere But Here
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SouthernTier%20New%20York/180/129/23

Blog the Beat: Poison & Wine

Poison and Wine

So I’m a tad behind on my Blog the Beat posts. I ran into some difficulty trying to figure out how to do #2. Not much to say on this except that I’m hoping to be caught up by weekend’s close. Happy Friday btw ūüôā

You only know what I want you to
I know everything you don’t want me to
Oh your mouth is poison, your mouth is wine
You think your dreams are the same as mine
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
I always willI wish you’d hold me when I turn my back
The less I give the more I get back
Oh your hands can heal, your hands can bruise
I don’t have a choice but I’d still choose you
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
I always will

♥ Ayako

Hair: TRUTH by Truth Hawks РTeddy w/ roots РCopper
Skin: Glam Affair¬†by aida Ewing¬† –¬†Leah – Natural 02
Eyes: IKON by Ikon Innovia  РSunrise Eyes РAspen
Jewelry: :MOOD: by Jori Walter  РDowntown Glam Ensemble
Dress: Sassy! by Ivy Burner Julia Dress РWhite
Shoes: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle  РShanti РBlack
Pose: Olive Juice (closed)
Phone: Embody by Radagast Lexington
Wine: Tartessos Arts by Nico Griffith