#SubscriberSaturday – My Favorite Song (CLOSED)

Time for another #SubscriberSaturday giveaway! ❤

**Giveaway CLOSED**
UPDATE: Prizes has been sent out today 6/16/2015. Thank you all for participating! ❤

I can go on and on listing my favorite song(s)… it’s too difficult to narrow it down to one since I pretty much change my favorite song depending on my mood, etc. So as of the moment, it would have to be “Return” from School 2015’s OST by Wendy and Yook Ji Dam.

The song has a powerful message of hope and strength that Wendy was able to perfectly emanate thanks to her compelling vocals accompanied by YJD’s passionate rap. I find myself playing this song on repeat because it soothes and empowers me.

The chorus translates to:

I believe, I believe
I won’t fall down again.
I believe, I believe
There will be no more tears.
You know that tomorrow’s sun will rise.
You never cry.

Sound off on the comment section below with your favorite song and SL legacy name (not display name) and 2 lucky readers will receive a L$1000 [sYs] Design gift card! Comments will be closed on Monday at 10pm EST and winners will be contacted inworld on Tuesday. Happy weekend! ❤

STYLING CREDITS:

HAIR | Catwa – Dita
BODY | Maitreya – Lara
HANDS | Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands
FEET | Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – Flat
TOP | sYs – Madryn Top @ On9 June 2015
BOTTOM | sYs – Madryn Flared Jeans @ On9 June 2015
SANDALS | Keem – Catherine Sandals @ Inspiration
CARDHOLDER | Shi. – Namecard Holder (group gift)
HEADPHONE | Shi. – Headphone V2 Rare @ The Arcade
BAG | C L A Vv. – Guitar Case Bag Floral @ Kustom9 June 2015 (opens June 15th)
NAILS | Nailed It – Feria de Abril @ On9 June 2015
TATTOO | Reckless – Sleepless Eye
CIGARETTE | Nikotin – Slim Classic

POSE | Label Motion – My Cold Drink

Creeper Smile

First of all, I would like to thank my sissy, Eva, for coming up with the title for this blog post. She saved me from having to burn my brain cells just to think of a decent title. 

One of my favorite accessory during the summer are hats. I guess you can say that I am a teensy bit heliophobic but aside from that, I like the way hats change the look of an ensemble. So you can just imagine my excitement when I received Monso’s Xiu.

I paired it up with Gizza’s Meimei dress, bangles by Indyra, nails by The Wicked Peach all from On9 which has been getting better and better each cycle.

Also, be sure to drop by LTD: The Event where you can get Zerkalo’s newest bedroom set, Tenderness. It comes with a bed, canopy, bedside table, and frames for your cherished photos.

Happy weekend everyone! ❤

STYLING CREDITS:

HAIR | Monso – My Hair – Xiu @ TMD
HANDS | Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands
DRESS | GizzA – Meimei Dress @ On9 June 2015
BANGLES | Indyra – Enamel Bracelet @ On9 June 2015
NAILS | The Wicked Peach – Offbeat @ On9 June 2015

DECOR:

[zerkalo] – Tenderness @ LTD The Event
Plethora – Throw Pillow – Be Weird, Stay Weird
Aria – Oolong Teacup Planter
Brixley – Weird Poster
Fancy Decor – Small Stool
Mudhoney – Ophelia Bag
ATTIC – Lomomo Cam
[kunst] – vodka bottle
{what next} – Valena’s Travel Trunk

POSE | Sitting Pretty – Anna 5

LBD

“One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.” – Karl Lagerfeld

You still have till tomorrow, Monday, 10pm EST to join my first #SubscriberSaturday giveaway. Click here to find out how to join!

STYLING CREDITS:

BODY | Maitreya – Lara
MAKEUP | La Malvada Mujer – Lily
HANDS | Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands
FEET | Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High
NAILS | Nailed It – Feria de Abril @ On9 June 2015
HAIR | Damselfly – Lexique @ On9 June 2015
DRESS | Indyra – Tryst (NEW)
SHOES | E-clipse – Sumatra Wedge @ On9 June 2015
JEWELRY | Zibska – Roxi @ On9 June 2015
BAG | Ricielli – Luggage Tote Bag (NEW)

POSE | Label Motion – Thalia – Pose 6

#SubscriberSaturday – What are you grateful for? (CLOSED)

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED – winners will be contacted inworld via IM or NC**

I am grateful for all the people in my life who has and continues to endure me at my best and my worst. I am grateful for all the experiences that shaped me to the person that I am now. I am grateful for even the littlest of blessings for giving me the motivation to do my best at all times. Lastly, I am grateful for all the failures/hardships that made me stronger.

It’s been a while (and I do mean a while) since I last did a giveaway for my awesome readers and I think it is just right to show appreciation for your never-ending support. Tune in every Saturday for #SubscriberSaturday where I will be giving away some cool (maybe random) stuff. The winners will be announced the following Tuesday with details on how to claim your prize.

To start it off, I will be giving away an ensemble from Ricielli‘s latest collection, the Porsha shirt and Moira denim pants, to 4 lucky readers. All you need to do is answer the question “What are you grateful for?” by commenting on this post together with your Second Life legacy name (no display names and please make sure you are visible on search) and the color of shirt and pants you like the most (click here to view the colors for the Porsha shirt and here for the Moira denim pants). Commenting will be closed Monday 10pm EST.

Thank you and good luck! ❤

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STYLING CREDITS:

HAIR | ICONIC – Vaska @ On9 June 2015
MAKEUP | La Malvada Mujer – Jezebel
HANDS | Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands
FEET | Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – Mid
TOP | Ricielli – Porsha Shirt (NEW)
PANTS | Ricielli – Moira Denim Pants (NEW)
SHOES | United Colors – Pearl Platform @ The Chapter Four

DECOR:

COUCH | 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Cloud 9 – Heaven and Hell @ On9 June 2015
LAMP | Elysium – Nyborg Lamp @ On9 June 2015

POSE | Imeka – Sits 01 – Pose 5

Zen Spot

Most of us, if not all, have those “I just want to strangle people” moments when we are burnt out. One of the things I actually struggle with when it comes to RL work is always taking pity on others and ending up doing their work for them. I tell myself that one day I will be facing a tough situation and someone is going to do the same for me. The previous weeks, I have noticed that I have become irritable and moody. I have also been having frequent migraines, I am easily fatigued, and not to mention the horrible condition of my otherwise clear skin.

One night, I got home from work and just burst out crying. The hubby came to the rescue visibly distraught from seeing me in tears. He reminded me to slow down my pace and that there’s nobody else who can help me but myself by learning how to refuse added work load that shouldn’t even be mine in the first place.

It is normal to want to help out but it is a whole other thing to be overly acquiescent. You shouldn’t feel guilty for turning down others if it means keeping your sanity (and your health) in check. BUT, you don’t have to be rude when doing so. Do it the right way – firm yet polite.

Not being able to say no is the same as stripping yourself of the right to control your time (life). Keep in mind that a request is NOT obligatory.

There are tons you can do to reduce your cortisol level aka the stress hormone. Here are my favorite ways to de-stress after a long, chaotic day at work:

1. Going to the gym or going for a run
2. Taking a relaxing bubble bath
3. Aromatherapy (I personally love ylang ylang, chamomile, and peppermint)
4. Meditating while listening to calming music – I have a playlist on my phone filled with soothing ambient sounds
5. Playing the piano or guitar
6. Riding a roller coaster and screaming my lungs out
7. Movie or TV show marathon
8. Playing video games
9. Swimming or any kind of water sport

and of course,

10. Retail therapy 😀

How do you de-stress?

CREDITS:

Soy – Our Secret Camp @ The Arcade
Serenity Style – Vintage Stars Set @ On9 June 2015
by Chiana Oh – Origami Paper Crane candle holder @ On9 June 2015
Art Dummy – Water Bowl