Things Will Get Better

Hello my beautiful ones!
Still not feeling too well. But you know me, when things get tough I can really put up a fight.
Really hoping I can start feeling better soon so I can start again putting 100% of myself into my
writings and photography. You all deserve the best of my work but for now, I ask that you be
patient with me. I appreciate you all more than you can ever imagine for sticking around all these
years and really hope that we continue this wonderful Second Life journey together for many
more years to come, things will get better. ;)

Los Amo,
Lori Novo

Hair *NEW ~ Ice Queen Gacha (#4) Key CardTableau Vivant @ The Epiphany 
(Ends Dec. 27 - Gallery)
Hairbase *NEW ~ Catwa Ice Queen (VIP) ~ Tableau Vivant @ The Epiphany 
(Ends Dec. 27 - Gallery)
Earrings & Necklace *NEW ~ Holiday Glam Gacha (Key Card) ~ Dahlia The Arcade 
(Ends Dec. 31 - Gallery)
Dress *NEW ~ Zlomin Dress ~ Kaithleen's @ FaMESHed (Ends Dec. 27 - Gallery)
Catwa Head
Maitreya Body
Model & Photographer Lori Novo
Thanks to my wonderful sponsors for their kind support!

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Glam Affair & Tableau Vivant @ The Arcade

How far will you go to get those RARES from a gacha machine?
Honestly, I used to hit those machines until I would get what I wanted, no matter the time
or the amount of money I had already spent. Even worse, many times they weren't even RARES
that I was going for, just a common prize that seemed to be hard to get. I would end up with 
multiples of everything and it would drive me crazy. It was probably my biggest Second Life
addiction that I just couldn't control. Thankfully, with time, I got over this uncontrollable
urge to gamble and I can proudly say that I am now 100% cured.

Well, not really.
I still like to pull those machines every now and then but now, with a set Linden amount in mind.
For each machine that contains a RARE that I really want, I am willing to play it no more
than five times, win or lose, that's it, and I mean it! Another thing I like to do sometimes is just play
each machine once. You'll be surprised at the number of times I have won RARES by just
a single pull.

Now, what to do with all those repeatable prizes you end up collecting?
Well, you can either try to sell them or trade them. Or, you can just give them away to friends 
and to less fortunate avis, or to newbies for example. Fix a folder with all gacha items 
that you do not need and every time you get a chance to gift something away, 
do it with a smile and brighten somebody's day, that in itself, will be a gift to you.

Thanks for your visit!
Mucho Love
Lori Novo

Skin *NEW  Anais Gacha (Catwa Applier) ~ Glam Affair @ The Arcade (Ends Dec. 31 - Gallery)
Hair *NEW ~ Sweetmas Gacha (Details) ~ Tableau Vivant @ The Arcade (Ends Dec. 31 - Gallery)
Jacket *NEW ~ Noxie Puffer Jacket (Details) ~ Giz Seorn @ FaMESHed (Ends Dec. 27 - Gallery)
Catwa Head
Maitreya Body
Model & Photographer Lori Novo
Thanks to my wonderful sponsors for their kind support!

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Hikaru Enimo

Belle Epoque's 🎄 Christmas Hunt

Don't call it a DREAM. Call it a PLAN."

Happy Monday my Beautiful People!

I want to start the week with one of the best hunts of the season.

The hunt will be running from December 1st to December 31st.
There are twenty items to collect for only 10L per item.
Not only are you getting the finest quality for your Lindens but locating the items
is so easy that I was in and out of the store in just a few minutes after having collected
 all twenty items, something that I appreciate so much since I honestly suck at hunts.

I am wearing for this post some of my favorite pieces that you can get,
but I am sure you'll love the complete hunt collection. 
My top favorites though has to be the red fur coat (Item Three), it's just so amazing
that I am saving that one for a later blog post. ;)

Keep spreading the love dear friends and I'll see you all later!
Lori Novo

Designer Janire Coba

#1) Ladies & Servants Christmas Crown
#11) Ingrid Christmas Gown

#2) Garden Day Christmas Basket
#6) Annette Christmas Dress
#8) Gatsby Christmas Headpiece

Eye Lashes ~ Natural (Catwa) ~ MILA
Lip Color ~ Oline Lipstick (Catwa-Bento) ~ Arte
Hair (Pic 1 & 3) ~ Zsa (Light Browns) ~ Analog Dog
Hair (Pic 2) ~ Ima (Light Browns) ~ Analog Dog
Catwa Head
Maitreya Body
Model & Photographer Lori Novo
Thanks to my wonderful sponsors for their kind support!

Naughty or Not

Hello World!

The month of December has finally arrived and this can only mean one thing,
it is time to behave extra good because for sure, now Santa Clause is really keeping an eye
on us. We sure don't want to end up in his naughty list... or do we?

The other day after watching some movies, I came up with
the conclusion that good girls don't make it too far while bad girls can make it all the way,
HA! just kidding ;) At least not in reality, I hope :(
But really, do bad girls really have more fun? I always wonder this.
I am sure everyone has little "naughty" secrets in their lives. including the good ones...
("Lalala" looking away and pretending not to know what we are talking about.)
But seriously, let's just focus now in Second Life and share at least one naughty
moment with the group, make it a juicy one. I'll volunteer to go first...

It was the year 2011, and I was just a Second Life baby, new, fresh and very, very...
actually extremely innocent to life. And that's when I met the shitless stud that seduced me,
I know I know, poor me :(  I still cry every time I remember, but oh my God he was really the
sexiest stud my poor innocent eyes had ever seen, I froze like a deer in headlights when I saw
him coming towards me. He sweet talked me and I fell for it, of course, duh, and for some reason
I was very uncomfortable that he wasn't wearing a shirt while we talked, so I actually asked him to
put one on or else I would leave (but not really, winks), so he did. But it was already too late,
he had me already in the back of his pickup truck like a haunted deer and drove away really
fast to an unknown destination.

Ok, let's stop the story here!
Let's just say that innocent people get curious too about certain things sometimes.
Let's also say that the shirtless stud gave me the scare of my life that made me
run away and stay away for months from Second Life.

Anyways, I hope there are no recordings or pictures out there of that minute I was with him at the
unknown destination, yes yes trust me, it was JUST a minute top, but do you know how much
can happen in a minute? tons! :( Luckily I escaped him, and ran and ran till I reached RL 
before the second minute started. I learned my lesson well!

If I am gonna be curious again, I'll make sure to wear a good pair of running sneakers next time
just in case I need to make a run for it. 
And Second, shirtless studs are the most dangerous in Second Life, 
it is best to admire them from a distance... (winks!)

Now I laugh and joke about the incident, but at the time I got so scared that I really stayed away 
for months from Second Life refusing to return. Many things were scary to me about our virtual
world and I really felt this wasn't the place for me. It took my friend Catero Revolution a lot of
convincing for me to give Second Life, a second chance. Now, I am glad I did.

Thanks for reading my beautiful people!
Don't be afraid to explore your curiosity because this is the best way of experiencing so many
wonderful things in life, just know what curiosities are good, and which are best to keep away from ;)

Mucho Love,
Lori Novo

Living Moment by Moment

Living moment by moment
is the best way to travel in life
Because life is but a chain of moments 
all linked together, 
unbreakable and strong.
Some moments we wish they last forever
but others, we wish them gone.
We close our eyes for a moment
and open them to a new one.

-Lori Novo

Hello Beautiful World!
I decided to add to the blog's description "Living Moment by Moment" instead of what you would
usually find in Second Life blogs' titles, like fashion and beauty or exploring, etc. By now, I am 
sure you have noticed that more than just those things, the focus is mainly on life and memories.

Life is but a gathering of all the moments we experience, good and bad.
I really don't believe life is just about the days of our lives, it is deeper than just a day.
For each day that we live, there are many moments we have gone through by the time we close 
our eyes to sleep. We wake up to a new day the next morning and the moments begin. Even in
our sleep, we have moments in our dreams. 

I cherish every moment that I been blessed with, like my mother's last kiss and how she smiled at me
 as I waved goodbye to her, the birth of my children, the first moment Steppenwolf took me in his arms without my permission for a dance, the moment I saw George (ex-husband) for the first time and knew he would be the man I would marry. Some are bittersweet memories of those special moments but they are my treasures and I am so thankful to have experienced them all.

As I mentioned before, I have learned to live day by day
and even though sometimes the pain is too strong, there are those moments during my day
where I can see how beautiful life still is, and so those moments give me strength and hope
that I need. So now I live moment by moment, not taking anything for granted because as
we all know, things can change from one moment to another.

"We close our eyes for a moment
and open them to a new one..."

Thank you so much, my beautiful people.
Wishing you an amazing Friday and a weekend full of excitement or relaxation, 
whichever you are in more need of. Take care of each other, spread love wherever
you go, and never forget to enjoy all those special moments in your life, even the ones
that may seem small, trust me, one they will be beautiful memories too.

Mucho Amor,
Lori Novo

know Your Worth

“A man that knows your worth doesn't need to be told how to treat you. 
That's a given! You won't have to question his feelings, his motives, 
nor his intentions. 
How will I know? You ask. 
See, he will freely show you how he feels and prove it consistently. 
If you're settling for anything less than what you deserve, 
Then, maybe you don't even know your worth.” 

― Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Sweet Destiny


Hair ~ Jim ~ Tableau Vivant @ Kustom9 (Ends Dec. 10)
Lips ~ Super Model Lipstick (Catwa) ~ euphoric
Jewelry ~ Matangi Rishi Set ~ Chop Zuey
Gloves ~ Aspen (Details) ~ Dahlia @ Whimsical (Ends Dec. 18)
Dress ~ Jimmie (Freya-Hourglass-Isis-Maitreya) ~ Seniha @ Access Event (Ends Dec. 7)
Catwa Head
Maitreya Mesh Body 
Model & Photographer Lori Novo

Thanks for your visit my beautiful people
and to my wonderful sponsors for their kind support!
Mucho Amor,
Lori Novo
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Designer Belle Roussel
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