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A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life. ~ Coco Chanel

Rarely do I wear short hair in Second Life, but when spying this hairstyle at Sintiklia, I had to try it.  Loving it so much, I purchased two color options, Blacks & Whites, and Monochromes, which I am showcasing in the above photo.   While I still wear my long hair every day, I’ll reserve the short hair for photos.  Just an FYI, I recently had my hair cut in first after 3 1/2 years of growing it out.  It hung down past my waist, and I could almost sit on it. My hair grows fast, and over 12 inches was cut off and donated to Locks of Love.

I continue to wear the BOM skin Eve from Amara Beauty I discovered at the current round of Shiny Shabby.  I switched from the no brow to the dark brow option as the brow applier I was using, and my eyelash alpha interfered with each other.   I am not a fan of that look, which also brings me to another issue.  While trying on all my BOM makeup that was included with the appliers I had previously purchased from a popular creator, I discovered I am unable to adjust the hue of the eyeshadows or lipsticks.  Most makeup is too dark to my liking, and I love the option of being able to adjust the hue in my master hud of my mesh head.  Unless something changes, I will be sticking with appliers for all my makeup needs.

Changes are coming to Classic Cougar Style as well.  I have an abundance of quotes, sayings, poems, and the like that are collecting dust over at Pinterest that I intend to implement in my posts.  Some are funny, and others are downright hilarious.  There are irreverent ones and a few that may push the envelope, along with many that are thought-provoking.  Stay tuned.

So far this year, I have spent less and less at events, and most of what I have spent has been on home and garden items.  Many, many times, I have skipped events entirely as very little has inspired me to let loose of my lindens clothing-wise.  Starting in 2020, I have decided to showcase more of what is in my closet versus what is available at events.

My first life has become even more complicated these days.  While I take care of my youngest grandchild, who is almost two now, my mother has been residing with us since the middle of August.  She is relatively independent, even for one who is wheelchair-bound, but she still requires assistance. Needless to say, I am spending more time AFK or logged out completely.  In the coming months, I hope to find a bit more spare time to devote to my blog and photography.

The month of November is concentrated on changing Petit Lac Des Cygne over to a winter environment.  This is a first for me as I am not that much of a fan when it comes to winter.  It will take all of November for the change over as I stated above, my first is very busy right now.

In the meantime, be kind to one another. TWMA♥

I would like to thank:

Maitreya: Mesh Body Lara v4.1

Catwa: Bento Mesh Head Catya v4.0

Amara Beauty: BOM Eve Skintone Olive for Catwa at Shiny Shabby

IKON: Mesh Eyes Hope Blue

Sintiklia: Hair River Monochromes

Euphoric: Smokey Eyeshadow Mihrimah Series for Catwa

IDTTY Faces: Hot Lipstick Pack 1 for Catwa

Rama: Anna Pearl Earrings

Amala: Kylie Choker – Thick

Beauty Factory: Niq Set – Gold NLA in-store or on MP

Thalia Heckroth: Eva Dress Navy

 

Bakes On Mesh Cougar

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Never be afraid to try something new.  Remember, amateurs built the ark.  Professionals built the Titanic.  Author Unknown

Ever since Second Life released BOM (Bakes On Mesh), I’ve been patiently waiting.  Waiting for Firestorm to update their viewer.  They did!  Waiting for the skin maker of my choice to create some BOM skins.  She did!!

Shantia Soulstar of Amara Beauty has been my skin maker of choice for the past 4 1/2 years.  For this round of Shiny Shabby, Shantia released a BOM skin named EVE.  How poetic.  I wasted no time in heading there and picked up the DEMO.  It took all of a few seconds to know I would buy it.  It is a near-perfect match to the skin I purchased from her two years ago and have worn each and every day.

What do I love about BOM?  The ability to apply a skin and then add multiple layers.  Now, I’ll admit I don’t wear any ink, but to be able to wear a breast veining layer without my mesh nipples glitching is a plus, plus.  And I look forward to the many facial makeup options I will have at my disposal.  I know that people talk about the advantages of wearing system clothing again, but I am not fully on board.  I always detested the mismatched seams at the sides of system layers, and I am not a fan of the painted on look.  That being said, I do have a few mesh outfits that incorporate system layers.  They are gorgeous creations, and I intend to feature them here very soon.

I’m patiently waiting to receive my updated Maitreya mesh body.  In the meantime, I am going to have fun with this new feature.  Be kind to one another.  TWMA♥

I would like to thank:

Maitreya: Mesh Body Lara v4.1

Catwa: Bento Mesh Head Catya v4.0

Amara Beauty: BOM & Applier skin ‘EVE’ Olive Tone Available at Shiny Shabby For Catwa

Insol: Pony Hairbase Applier

Simple Bloom: Catwa Eyebrows Amanda High Arch Applier

IKON: Mesh Hope Eyes Blue

Izzie’s: Breast Veins Layer, Cora Sheer Lipstick Catwa Applier, Hoop Earrings

Euphoric: Smokey Eyeshadows Mihrimah Series

LUXE: Chain Choker Gold no longer available

Xia’s Boutique: Bead Nipple Rings

[Session]: Mesh Nipple v1

Dark Passions – Koffin Nails: Peach Cider