Flower: [about two birds fluttering around] Well! What’s the matter with them?
Thumper: Why are they acting that way?
Friend Owl: Why, don’t you know? They’re twitterpated.
Friend Owl: Yes. Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. For example: You’re walking along, minding your own business. You’re looking neither to the left, nor to the right, when all of a sudden you run smack into a pretty face. Woo-woo! You begin to get weak in the knees. Your head’s in a whirl. And then you feel light as a feather, and before you know it, you’re walking on air. And then you know what? You’re knocked for a loop, and you completely lose your head! ~Walt Disney’s Bambi~
Three years ago an instructor at a “premier modeling school” in Second Life sent this student (points at meself), to Tuli Skins. She, in her wisdom, knew exactly the look I was trying to convey, and heaven help this budding modeling student, and the instructor, if she went before Mr. FM himself in a skin that had any kind of wet look to it. Shudders at the thought now, but my modeling school experience is not the subject of this post.
This post is a love story about an ordinary girl and the skin she is in.
Picking up several demos that fateful day, I returned home to try them out. Taking a few photos wearing each skin, it was apparent to me that Claire in bronze was the one. Having worn Claire exclusively the past three years, there has not been a day gone by that I have regretted my decision. Claire is the yen to my yang, the peanut butter to my jelly, or better yet, the chocolate to my peanut butter. In other words, she completes me. Not that we haven’t had our moments. Claire has been lacking in one major department these days…appliers.
I is a shoe ho, and a shoe ho I will always be. I loves shoes, treasures thems and buys fatty packs at all times. It does not matter that each pair in me ole closet may not get worn. At least I gots them, and you just never know 🙂 When appliers came out in the newest Tuli skin line I proceeded to the store for a look see. Rats! None in my skin line 😦 I proceeded to fire off e-mails and notecards in hopes of finding out when appliers would be available for the Radiance line of skins. Not hearing anything back I just let it go. “Just be patient Cougar”, that’s what I told myself and that was almost a year ago.
When Skin Fair 2014 opened, I made a beeline for the Tuli Skins display. With each step taken my heartbeat quicken. I carefully looked around the display. Nothin 😦 I looked at Claire and sighed, stating matter of factly, “Who wants them old appliers anyway ? I love you just the way you are.” She seemed to smile wistfully and whisper, “It’s okay Cougar if you want appliers. I want them too. Do what you have to do.” I came home with thirty-five skin demos that day. Of that thirty-five, two were promising, but I did not buy a single one. Instead I fired off a notecard to Ms. Asturias, and two days later fired off another. I was determined but resigned if no reply was forthcoming. I realized that come hell or high water, appliers or no appliers, there could be only one, and that one was Claire.
A few days into Skin Fair I received a gracious notecard from Ms. Asturias. She had missed my notecards and wanted to assure me that appliers for the Radiance line were in production and she was working as fast as she could to get them done. I went into orbit, like jumping over the moon! Ladies, I can assure you that in my 1st I did a happy dance after reading that notecard not once, or twice, but thrice.
And so, life goes on. I logged in on Sunday, April 6 like I do everyday. There was a lovely message from Ms. Asturias and she had sent me two packages…appliers for Slink Hands and Feet in Claire Bronze. Nearly falling out of my chair, I shed a few happy tears. Oh hell, truth be told, I bawled like baby. Having waited long enough, this chickie was not waiting any longer to get to the Slink Store and buy her feet. While there I purchased the fatpack of handsies as well. It was Claire’s idea 🙂 Smart cookie cause I luffs them! Looking at Claire I get weak in the knees, my head goes into a whirl, I feel light as a feather and it’s like I am walking on air. I am knocked for a loop, and have completely lost my head. Yup 🙂 I am twitterpated…all over again. Be kind to one another. TWMA 🙂
*Loves our Bumblebee who has been there through it all with Claire and me. Knowing we could vent to you was all that was ever needed.
** To the instructor who started it all, Shae Sixpence. Thank you lovely lady 🙂
I would like to thank :
Tuli Skins : Claire Radiance Bronze Skin & Makeup and, and Slink APPLIERS 🙂 WooHoo!
-tb- : Fuffly Dress Rose @ collabor88
Hucci : Vinnitsa Sandal Wild Pink @ collabor88
Slink : Hands Casual, Feet High
Hello Dave : Slink Nail Appliers Essential French
EMO-tions : Anna Black
Blacklace Beauty : Pout Gloss
EarthStones : Butterfly Necklace Flirt, Caged Pearls Stud Earrings, Fly With Me Friendship Ring
The Secret Store : Wild Flowers Bouquet Mixed Flowers with built in pose – March 2014 Round The Arcade Gacha Event (not available instore)
Diesel Works Poses : Scarlett