Free Dove Challenge #5

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I have some exciting news in this Free Dove Challenge post!  As you may already be aware, I’m rather attached to my glasses.  I’ve worn them since I was 8 , nearly 34 years now, never got along well with contacts, although I usually buy a box or two every so often for emergency reasons, like lost or broken glasses.  I reached an agreement with Paloma, that I could wear this pair of FULL PERM glasses in my Free Dove Challenge posts if I offered to send a pair to anyone who asks.  I can’t set a box out at the Dove, as I’m not a designer with a store, but I can, and will, send them to anyone who drops me a notecard saying they want them.  Oh, and please drag your calling card to the notecard to make it easier for me to do this.  The sky’s the limit with what you can do with these,  color them, or pick up some textures to apply, I’ve even got a tutorial here on my blog if you’re not sure how to do that. Today I tried to color them to highlight the amazing look on my dress, using an iridescent texture that I uploaded, and then coloring over that, as it was mostly blue, I could use a pink that would match the purples in the outfit, and show pink in the lighter areas.  Now that exciting announcement is over I can present my head to toe look fromThe Free Dove!

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Here’s a fun fact.  The hair I’m wearing today was what I wore for the longest time as my main hair, my first favorite hair. I still do wear it quite a bit despite several folders full of hair now.  My personal favorite is when designers mix mesh hair with flexi-prim hair, as I’ve mentioned before, likely more than a few times.  This hair from Tameless, “Beatrice”, is the start of that love affair.  It comes with a naturals HUD of 30 different shades.  I love to wear this hair when I’m outdoors, it just looks like the wind is blowing through my hair as I move around.

My make up is of course from that huge box of goodies from Dulce Secrets.  Today I’m modeling ::DS:: Rosy Glow Blush, ::DS:: Mystical Abyss Makeup, and ::DS:: Pouty Pink Lips.  I’m still discovering makeup in this box, and I just found and love this lipstick, and the mystical abyss makeup’s eyeshadow is simply perfect for this outfit!  I think I want to find some more of these pouty lips too. I couldn’t be more pleased with how the makeup turned out today.  My skin is my usual AG.Anna from Avi-Glam that is exclusive to The Free Dove!

This necklace is also something I wore very often when I first discovered The Free Dove. EarthStones Lora Necklace – Turquoise Silver also comes with matching earrings which didn’t show through my hair. but they are just as lovely.  Alternatively, there is a Lora set in gold and sunstone which is another favorite of mine as well.

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I’m also super excited that Spyralle is in this month’s Mini hunt!  More Kerryth love from me, she deserves and I wish I could do more!  I simply love her fractal designs, I’m also really into lavenders and blues lately, so I was super happy to unbox this set.  The “Spyralle Florette Minidress Periwinkle” also comes with an omega applier for the knee-length capris.  There are several sizes in the box, standard sizes xs-L, Maitreya, both Slinks, all 3 Bellezas, as well as TMP.  This beauty will only be at The Dove until the end of the month, so head down and hunt it up!  There are 5 hunt prizes to be found at the Dove, and 3 at Spyralle’s new main store.  You’ll need to be a member of The Free Dove to snag those there, and excitingly Spyralle’s group is FREE to join until March 1st, so you can join that wonderful group in order to hunt down the 3 prizes there.

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Only in 2L could I do a backbend in high heels on a tree branch!  Pose by HelaMiyo!

How daring was I to scale this tree in strappy high heels!  These well-coordinated kicks are a gift from Shoe-ddiction, whom I featured a couple of times in January as they did the mini-hunt that month.  But these “Denim Love Blackberry” aren’t a hunt item, they are right there in the shoe section to be snagged!  There are a Slink high version and an unrigged version in the box.

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The Tree

Now, everything on my body is from The Free Dove, which is my challenge rules!  However, I have to give designer credit for this tree that I fell in absolute love with. It inspires my creativity, and I plan on using often for photography.  I won’t forget to get in a few cuddles with my sweetie either.  However, the really good nis thatthat this designer is a Free Dove supporter with gifts in the store, and also a participant in this month’s Dazzle.  He’s also a new favorite of mine, whom I’ve blogged 3 times already this month!  If you haven’t’ already guessed by those hints, I’ll tell you that it’s from Stone’s Works. It also breaks my self-imposed blog guidelines of 100L or less, but I don’t care!  I love it!

The “Sittin Tree v 3 2015” has 12 PG couple’s poses, but a few can be used for single shots, and I did, the first pic on the blog is the first pose in the menu. I also lined up some poses with my pose stand for some silly and fun action shots.  I plan to use it for holding up some swings and hanging chairs that I have acquired. All in all, I imagine hours of fun and great pics in the future with this lovely tree.  It has 6 land impact, which is ok considering it’s huge, as you can see. It costs 425 lindens, but thanks to the now past Valentine’s Hunt where I found a 200 linden gift card, I Missy Mathed it down to 225 lindens.  If you want to purchase this it’s out in the yard of the store, to your right when you teleport in.

The flowers underneath are not included, but they are FREE!  Lunaria has several beautiful ground covers as gifts for the FREE to join group. I scattered several of them around to look like a field of flowers, overlapping at times.  Lunaria is a store to be seen if you like elegant, feminine designs with a touch of fantasy. There’s also several lucky letters and a midnight madness board, and a couple of boxes of old gifts, along with several landscaping and clothing gifts available.

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Ok, I’ve gone a little overboard on my furnishing credits in this Free Dove Challenge Post, but credit where credit is due, I like to give all the info on the designers I include, as is more than fair, as furnishings help show off my clothing in a way that, to me, brings the designs to life. However, the focus here is on the clothes, as it is a fashion blog overall, and of course the wonderful Free Dove.  Everything on my body can be found at The Free Dove.  You’ll need to be Blessed by a Dove to pick up these items, but the group is, and will always be to join!

Get it!

Hair:  Tameless “Beatrice” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Skin: Avi-Glam  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Glasses: -LEO- FULL PERM – FREE with a notecard to me.

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Mystical Abyss Makeup” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Blush:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Rosy Glow Blush” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Lips:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Pouty Pink Lips” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Necklace:  Earthstones “Lora Necklace – Turquoise Silver”  @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Mini Dress and Capris:  Spyralle “Spyralle Florette Minidress Periwinkle”@   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join. (limited time, February Mini Hunt reward)

Shoes:  Shoe-ddiction “Denim Love Blackerry” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Body:  Slink Hourglass

The Landscaping

Tree:  Stone’s Work’s “Sittin Tree v 3 2015” -425L

Multiple Flowers and Grasses:  Lunaria – group gifts/group FREE to join

Sim:  $60L Plus Rentals

 

Love Me Not

 

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Pose by HERA “Loser”

 

 

I’ve been neglecting to share my freebies lately! Going to rectify that today, I’ve got a lacy bodysuit to show off from Dazzle, but every other new thing today is FREE, including a FREE gift hair from Dazzle! Maybe it was my orneriness coming through, but I have to show off my anti-Valentine’s outfit I wore that night.

This short, sexy, lacy bodysuit is enhanced with black satin that provides both modesty and design. The skin-tight lace stretches and hugs every curve to perfection.  Even better, this hot little number won’t cost you a lot at 99 lindens.  Visit the TRS Designs booth at Dazzle by the 26th of February to snag this deal! There’s a whole bunch of sizes in this, so no one should feel left out!  The “Evangeline Bodysuit” comes sized for the following:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Hourglass and Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Tonic – Fine and Curvy
  • Ebody

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Also at Dazzle is this soft and flowing partial updo from Ali & Ali as a FREE gift to anyone!  I love when hair has flexi-prim bits to make it soft and lifelike.  There’s also a male hair in the box, also in this dark rose color.  Both the Juliet and the Romeo Hair can be resized and brightness can be adjusted.  Head down to the Ali & Ali booth at Dazzle to check out their offerings and scoop up this FREE Hair!  Also while you are there, peek around at all the other stalls, there are a few 10 linden goodies to be snagged.

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I’m showing off a couple of accessories that I snagged as gifts at the Gacha Gardens Event. My necklace is amusingly called “Love Me Knot – Infinity Choker” and is by Static, there are also 2 bracelets in the gift, in the same design as the choker.  My earrings are the gift from Supernatural and include a HUD of 7 gem colors.  You’ll need the Gimme Gacha group tag to snag these goodies, but the group is not only FREE to join, it’s a heck of a fun group to chat with.

Now that my single status mourning period is over, and the day has passed, I should let you know that everything else I’ve got on has been previously blogged and the details will be listed in the style card!

Get it!

Hair: Ali & Ali “Juliet Hair”  FREE @ Dazzle

Skin: Avi-Glam  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Eyelashes:  ATIA’s  “Plume” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

Eyelashes and Eyeliner tattoo:  Blacklace Beauty “Eyelashes and liner 1” – 99L (fatpack)

Eyeshadow:  Slack Girl “::SG:: Fume Shadow 08” – Group Gift/Group 100L to join

Lipstick:  Sn@tch “:::Sn@tch Luscious Lipstick (Oxblood-T):::” – Fatpack (24 shades) – 150L

Glasses:  Really Rockabilly! Zef’s Catty Horned Rimmed Birth Control Specs – 99L

Bodysuit:  TRS Designs “Evangeline Bodysuit” -99L  @ Dazzle

Earrings: Supernatural “.::Supernatural::. Harper Earrings” FREE @ Gacha Gardens

Choker:  Static “”Love Me Knot – Infinity Choker” –  FREE @ Gacha Gardens

Boots:  Hilly Haalan “[hh] GIFT Alanis Boots” – group gift/group FREE to join

Black Rose:  Happy Little Pixels “.HLP. Love Me Not Rose” – unavailable

 

 

 

Afternoon Delight

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So, I had let him have his evening Valentine’s date, thinking that was all we were going to do, but I had some other ideas. I decided to go for asking him to come home for lunch on Monday to avoid suspicion. Mischievous me decided that I would further make it look like I was the present itself. No spoilers! I’ll reveal what’s actually in that big box later.  But I will tell you that there are a few exclusive well priced items in this post, and several 15 linden and below finds!

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What better to feed the ruse than to slip into something small and lacy, especially a small and lacy that he hadn’t seen?  This heart cut-out lacy black little number is by TRS Designs and is exclusive at this round of Dazzle! The accents and edging are in a shiny black satin, which adds additional appeal to a traditional black teddy.  But what does it cost you say?  This sultry little number comes to only 99 lindens, and includes some of the harder to find sizes.  It comes rigged for Maitreya both Slinks, and all 3 Bellezas, as well as TMP, Eve Pulpy & Slim, and Altamura.  This little deal and access to this exclusive lingerie will vanish forever on February 25th!

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What About  The Bob?

First life Missy confession time.  I’ve rocked this version of the classic Vidal Sassoon Bob for nearly 23 years now. Wow, doing the math on that made me feel old! I do grow it long in between cuts and generally donate my hair to Locks of Love,  a non-profit which makes wigs for children with alopecia. Once I get about 10 inches below my chin or roughly every two years, it goes right back to the VS bob.  My hair grows pretty fast! Since it’s totally me, I just had to buy this hair from Firelight, which is also exclusive at this round of Dazzle.  It perfectly reflects my 1st life hair, and you may have caught on that I often try to look as close as possible to first life me!  I bought the single color pack of blacks and whites for 125 lindens, which is a super great deal for such this timeless and iconic hairstyle which has remained in vogue for nearly 60 years. If you want more variety, the entire fatpack is still really low priced at only 349 lindens. As it too is exclusive to Dazzle, it will no longer be available after the 25th!

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The Grand Details

The oversize pink gift I found in the marketplace by Icons of Style for just 14 lindens, I’m guessing it’s for a Valentine’s Day Sale, although it’s not specified.  All of the poses of me pictured with it are included, and more!  There are 20 fun and sexy poses, and 3 different color options for the package. The super-sized gift card featuring lyrics from the Dorris Day song Dream a Little Dreamand the larger than life Valentine’s Balloons are both 15 linden hunt gifts from the Stone’s Works hunt I told you about the other day.  Also from that same hunt, is my necklace of the beautiful treble clef red heart dangling on a silver chain.  Just head down to Stone’s Works and hunt up the 12 roses, for these and other great 15 linden finds!

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Pose by HERA “Hold Me Forever” – From WOH4

Oh and my big secret gift that is hidden in the box?  It’s just lunch!  Hah, no salacious details on this blog today! Admit it though, you kept reading just in case I gave up any naughty details.  However, I find anticipation is half the pleasure! Oh, and of course, anything not mentioned has been blogged before and details are listed in the style card.

Get it!

Hair:  Firelight “Aida Gen2” black &whites -125L @Dazzle

Skin: Avi-Glam  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Eyelashes:  ATIA’s  “Plume” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

Eyelashes and Eyeliner tattoo:  Blacklace Beauty “Eyelashes and liner 1” – 99L (fatpack)

Lipstick:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Smooth Ruby Lips” (bonus in fatpack of 8 eyeshadows)  @ Dazzle

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Superstitious Divinity Eyeshadow” – in fapack -55L

Blush: Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Cherry Cute Blush” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Glasses:  The Little Black Dress “*LBD* Colour Change Glasses” – group gift/group FREE to join!

Lingerie:  TRS Designs “Heart Dress – Black Lace” -99L   @ Dazzle

Necklace:  Stone’s Works “Musical Heart Necklace” -15L hunt prize (through 2/14)

Shoes:  Alter “::ALTER:: Donatella – Stiletto Heels / Noir” gift for Teleport Hub Group at Sense Event/group 10L to join.

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Oversized Present & Poses:  Icons of Style “IOS Naughty Gift Box with 20 Poses” 14L on marketplace

Oversized Card: Stone’s Works “Dream A Little Dream Of Me! Stone’s Works Lrg” -15L hunt prize (through 2/14)

Balloons:  Stone’s Works “My Funny Valentine Balloons Stone’s Works” -15L hunt prize (through 2/14)

Sim:  Skybox scene at $60L Plus Rentals

Uncaptioned couple’s pose:  West End “One Love” -gift for FabFree group (FREE to join!)

Maskerade

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“There’s a kind of magic in masks. Masks conceal one face, but they reveal another. The one that only comes out in darkness. I bet you could do just what you liked, behind a mask … ?”
― Terry PratchettMaskerade

Yes, yes, I know masquerade is spelled wrong in the title, I did so on purpose, as you can see from my quote above that Sir Terry Pratchett did also, so I’m in rather good company.  All that aside, it is Mardi Gras weekend, a time for revelry, maybe a bit of debauchery, certainly hedonism, and then there are the daiquiri machines.  Rum Runner, please?  Seeing as paczki (poonch-key) day, er Fat Tuesday falls on the 13th, it is time to take a break from the romance of Valentine’s day and have some good old-fashioned, if a bit naughty fun.  What can top being dressed to the nines and concealed by a mask? Because, as Terry Pratchett pointed out we can do what we like behind a mask.  I thought I would post this a bit before the big day so you can have an opportunity to snag it for yourself.  I apologize that you don’t get hear the tale of my wild night this way, and no I don’t promise details because what happens behind the mask, stays behind the mask!

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See my laugh?  I’m all anticipation for Tuesday, that is if I can still fit in this dress after gorging myself on the calorie-laden golden balls of sticky sweet fried awesomeness that is the paczki. Even if I can’t wear the dress after, this totally rocking mask, veil, and pirate hat will still work, and even better no one will know it is me with that bloated belly.

Mein Hut der hat drei Ecken (My Hat Has Three Corners)

The “Pirate Veil & Mask Tricorn” is a divine work of original mesh from Stone’s Works.  The hat, mask, and a very delicate veil are all attached.  It has subtle sparkle, just enough to create a touch of drama without being overwhelming. I’m including several shots of the hat in this post because there’s not a single detail that’s worth missing.  For being such a hearty appearing hat, the work is intricate, there’s a bit of sheer black lace under the lacings on the top, allowing your hair color to shine through, the feathers softly plume in the back behind a gathering of red satin, the left side has a gorgeous rose made of ribbon, with an actual cameo in the center, on the right there is a metallic rose with the gently scrolling vine, and a silver chain between 2 more elegant cameos and drop heart beads, the entire hat is edged with delicate chantilly lace.  The mask speaks for itself, even as briefly as I wore it in public, people asked specifically about the mask, both male and female.  The veil was tricky to do justice in photographs, if you look closely at the laughing picture, you can see just a touch of the gossamer netting, and in the above picture some of the black beads that are dotted throughout it. I can hardly believe that work this detailed is only 275 lindens. There are also somewhat simpler versions in black paisley and green available for 250 lindens if those are your preferred colors.  Check here for Stone’s Work’s blogger manager’s post of the black paisley.

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The black lace overlay red satin of the hat is mimicked in this dress.  The “Strapless Gown for Masque” is currently available by special order only and in standard sizes. I, however, think he needs to release this dress for sale for all!  It’s simply exquisite.  Message or drop a notecard to  Darkstone Aeon for further information.

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Adding More Drama

I wanted some jewelry that was both elegant and if not beads, resembled them.  I took to the marketplace page for Beloved Jewelry, for both laziness, and trying to slip a fast one over on Kimbra so she wouldn’t refund my purchase as is her annoying habit of late. I found this “Drama Set” with texture change options for 9 metals and accent metals, and 12 gems for 265 lindens.  This set is modify and transfer and comes with a gift box for packaging if you chose to gift it in person.  I kind of ratted myself out on my purchase by messaging Kimbra and telling her not to dare (return my money), and she informed me that this was actually the first mesh piece she ever created.  I thought that was an interesting bit of trivia history for the store!  For this look I used etched pewter for the main metal, antique for the accent, and rubies for the gem.

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News of a Hunt!

If you look at my Flickr, the shot I posted there shows a candle arrangement on top of the mantle.  Is just one of 12 hunt prizes at a store hunt by the creator of this hat and gown, Stone’s Works has running now until the 14th.  The roses are 15L each, and most are unisex. The sign is right, it is not easy! It was a really fun challenge, but I managed to get them all, just no asking just how long that took me allowed!  I will say that most of the prizes are valued at around 200L, so this is a great deal and well worth the difficulty rating.

Get it!

Hat:  Stone’s Works “Pirate Veil & Mask Tricorn” -275L

Hair:  Analog Dog “Rampion” – unavailable

Necklace and Earrings:  Beloved Jewelry “Drama Set” -265L

Skin: Avi-Glam  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Eyelashes:  ATIA’s  “Plume” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

Eyelashes and Eyeliner tattoo:  Blacklace Beauty “Eyelashes and liner 1” – 99L (fatpack)

Lipstick:  The Little Black Dress “LBD Scarlet Large Supreme Lipstick Tattoo” 1L on Marketplace

Lipstick 2 (gloss and yes it layers!) Little Black Dress “*LBD*Glossy Sheer Lipstick – Ruby” – 149L (fatpack)

Dress: Stone’s Works “STRAPLESS GOWN for Masque Stone’s Works”-Special Order only

Nails:  Hello Dave “Fade to Black”

Ring:  Beloved Jewelry ” “Texture Change Gem Dome Ring”

It’s All Here in Black and White

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What’s black and white with just a little bit of red? My look today!  I’ve got 3 awesome and affordable Dazzle exclusives to share with you!  Also, I’m throwing in info on a FREE pair of black pumps from Alter, and Hello Dave’s latest group gift.  I’m really enjoying showing off all of these “Dazzle”ing looks this month! I hope you are all too because I don’t think anyone should begrudge a bit more passion in their life!

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Chantilly Lace….

There’s more to this lingerie set from AvaGirl than just this lace applier top and bottom, but I wanted to show it in its bare element too, so you can see the mix and match potential of this lingerie on top of the fully styled look.  Let’s face it, mix and match potential is one of my personal biggest draws to any outfit, lacy underthings especially!  These underwear are just like my favorite 1st life pair of lacy black hipster panties, I see these sticking around in my applied underwear slot most of the time now.  The large darker flower over the nipple area makes this a perfect form-fitting black lace shirt to mix and match and I did, check out the final 3 pics at the end of the post, and you can see a last-minute shot that I did when I had to run out for a minute; it’s not a quality, styled shot, but you can see how fabulous this works with it!  So that makes 3 uses for this set, and when we add in the flexi skirt, with or without the bows we have options 4, 5 and 6!  In full disclosure, I opted not to wear the two bows above and below the breasts, as my massive mammaries overwhelmed them! However, since most of you are normal sized, you’ll be able to fully enjoy this beautiful detail.  The “Lila” lingerie from AvaGirl comes with standard layer, Omega, Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya appliers.  Along with a flexi-skirt and 2 attachable bows.  It’s a great all together, and fantastic as a mix and match set.  It’s exclusive at Dazzle until the 25th for 189 lindens.  Missy Math brings that to 38 lindens a component!

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And a Pretty Face….

Digging back into that superb fatpack of “Smooth Eyeshadows”  that I picked up at Dazzle for 99 Lindens.  I’m wearing the “::DS:: Smooth Pearl Eyeshadow” and the “::DS:: Smooth Ruby Lips.” I’ve framed my face with Glint’s “Hearts and Beads Necklace and Earrings Set” which comes with a HUD of 8 colors each for the chain and gems, and 3 options for the beads.  It is a great deal at Dazzle, and I bought this set for only 50 lindens!

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And a Pony Tail a….

..tied in a knot?  I’m wearing the “Chyna Hair” from Truth which I picked up in the discount section for only 50 lindens for a single color pack, well, in my case, 2, since it’s a blacks and whites pack.

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Pose By PM “BestGiftEver1”

That Wiggle in the Walk

If you’re a member of the Teleport Hub group or want to be one, it’ll only cost you 10 lindens, then you should head down to the Sense Event before it ends, and scoop up these classic black pointy-toed pumps as a gift!  The “Donatella-Stilleto Heels/Noir” are placed as a gift for the Teleport Hub group by the event sponsor Alter.  Also if you get out your magnifying glass and look at the far end coffee table, I’ve set out a “Lemoncello Liquor & truffles tray” by Aphrodite that’s a dollarbie in the gift area.  There’s also a gown gift for women, and male gifts available to the event group, both by Alter as well.

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And Giggle in the Talk

Actually, I’m going to quit talking.  Check the style card for the two other furnishing details, the candles, and the photo frame, the rest of the furnishing are part of the skybox scene in my rental.  I’ll also toss the details on my nail polish down there as well!  Anything else not mentioned has been previously blogged by moi , and will also be in the style card! Oh except for the pencil skirt, which I got on a Sn@tch riot, that’s just in the bonus shot I mentioned above that I would put at the end.

Get it!

Hair:  Truth “Chyna” -50L

Skin: Avi-Glam  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Eyelashes:  ATIA’s  “Plume” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

Eyelashes and Eyeliner tattoo:  Blacklace Beauty “Eyelashes and liner 1” – 99L (fatpack)

Glasses:  Really Rockabilly! Zef’s Catty Horned Rimmed Birth Control Specs – 99L

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Smooth Pearl Eyeshadow” in fatpack -99L   @ Dazzle

Lipstick:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Smooth Ruby Lips” (bonus in fatpack of 8 eyeshadows)  @ Dazzle

Lingerie (applier top, panties, flexiskirt and bows):  AvaGirl “Lila” -189 @ Dazzle

Necklace and Earrings: Glint “Hearts and Beads Necklace and Earrings Set” -50L  @ Dazzle

Shoes:  Alter “::ALTER:: Donatella – Stiletto Heels / Noir” gift for Teleport Hub Group at Sense Event/group 10L to join.

Nail Polish:  Hello Dave Group gift #183 “Coffee Shop Pinup” group gift/group 100L to join

Golden Tray: Afrodite  “Lemoncello Liquor & truffles tray”-1L @ Sense Event

Picture Frame: Celestina’s Weddings “(CW) Gift Celestinas Portaretrato” gift at #TPP Valentine or Not Event

Candles:  Earthworx “EARTHWORX- Vintage Candles [White]”

Pencil skirt in one pic: Sn@tch “Cherry Pencil Skirt” – current riot, prices vary

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

 

 

After The Date

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So, I’m keeping this tale in line with yesterday’s, a continuation of sorts.  Once we got home and he was downstairs chilling champagne or whatever it is that men do when women primp. I  had bolted, but in a sexy, sashaying sort of way, up the stairs to slip into something a little more comfortable. After lighting the candles, I took down my hair, dug out my irritating contacts, and refreshed my lipstick with the tube on the vanity.  At the last second, I realized I had taken off all the jewelry he had given me and quickly grabbed the choker from the set, slipping it on.

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What is he doing down there all this time anyway?  I think I hear ESPN. He must assume this is a sure thing. Well, considering I am wearing this lingerie, maybe he assumes correctly. I picked up this hot little number at Dazzle for a song. Just 75 lindens to buy this exclusive set of panties and short, ruffly wisp of a sheer robe, and they are separates, so that’s mix and match material, baby!  The “Heart’s Desire Lingerie” from Salty comes sized for Maitreya, TMP, both Slinks, and all 3 Bellezas. It is only available at Dazzle and only until the 26th, so click the link for a limo to the event to get this deal before time runs out!

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Pose by Something New “Devilishly Sweet”

Is that the weather report I hear now?  I guess I still have a bit of time to point out that that tube of lipstick that was on my vanity was in that fatpack of eyeshadows from Dulce Secrets that I purchased at Dazzle the other day.  On top of the 8 eyeshadows in the “Smooth Eyeshadow Set,”there are also these “Smooth Ruby Lips.” I had worn one of the shadows in this post, and the vendor ad is there for you to get all the deets on this, but the bottom line is that it’s 99L for 8 shadows plus this sexy red lip.

I had worn the rest of Beloved Jewelry’s “Paeonia” set last night. So in this post, I figured I’d concoct a way to show off the choker as well.  I’d given a big write up on it in that post, so check it out.  I’ve selected Garnet 2 for the main gem, black onyx for both the accents and the drop gems, and pewter as my metal.  The “Paeonia Choker” is just 50L and is exclusive to this round of Dazzle.

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Pose by HERA “Come Here”

Ah, he must have heard the bed springs and remembered that Valentine’s Day means a sure thing.  I guess it’s time to cut this short! Consult the style card for the rest of the look, because in full disclosure, it’s all been blogged by me before!

 

Get it!

Hair: Magika “Please” group gift/group 150L to join

Skin: Avi-Glam  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Eyelashes:  ATIA’s  “Plume” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

Eyelashes and Eyeliner tattoo:  Blacklace Beauty “Eyelashes and liner 1” – 99L (fatpack)

Eyeliner:  ATIA’s  “Soft Focus Eyeliner 8” SALE -88L (in fatpack)

Glasses:  Really Rockabilly! Zef’s Catty Horned Rimmed Birth Control Specs – 99L

Lipstick:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Smooth Ruby Lips” (bonus in fatpack of 8 eyeshadows)  @ Dazzle

Lingerie:  Salty “Hearts Desire Lingerie” -75L  @ Dazzle

Choker: Beloved Jewelry “Paeonia Choker” -50L  @ Dazzle

Shoes: Oh Pair!  “Candice” past Cart Sale at The Wash exclusive

Body: Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox Scene from $60L Plus Rentals

Dark Passion

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He said to dress up for our Valentine’s Date.  I was thinking sometimes even a pretty laid back girl needs some drama.  Not with immature actions, but with an eye-catching gown!  I took to Dazzle for this look, because that is the theme, after all, Dark Vintage Romance and Passion,pairing this smokin’ gown with some dramatic jewelry.  Topped it off with a FREE hair, and had all the makeup I needed already in my huge collection of inexpensive makeup tattoos and makeup fatpacks.

So this gown is really something else!  I can never resist a corset look, especially one that nips my waist like this, calling to mind days gone by when corset strings were pulled tight and waists tiny.  The large red ribbon and bow at the waist just draws the eye to the sexy curves of my body.  Then, however gauche it may be to point out, the dramatic red insert in the skirt serves as a tease as it starts at the apex of my thighs and leaves one to wonder at the secrets underneath.  Completely covered, yet completely suggesting sex in every way, tug the strings of the bow to unwrap the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift.

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The good news?  You can have your very own “Love Spell Dress” for only 99 lindens, thanks to Salty, one of the sponsors of this month’s Dazzle!  The dress comes in 4 standard sizes, XS-L, and is also rigged for Maitreya, Slink Hourglass and Slink Physique. It will be available at Dazzle until the 26th, so hint to your lover that the best Valentine’s gift to you, may just be the one he or she wraps for themselves.

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One of my favorite things that Kimbra of Beloved Jewelry does is her vintage Canatille work. If you’re unfamiliar with the term Canatille, the very simplest definition would be that it is made with precious metals stretched to wire form and designed in a symmetrical design, or, in a loose sense, filigree.  It’s been popular throughout history but had its peak during the Georgian and Victorian Eras.  I happen to be a big fan and love the way the design is eye-catching and classy, yet draws the eye down to my cleavage, after all, we want passion, and this adds just another level to highlighting my assets while staying seemingly innocently covered.

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Remeber back in November when I did some Missy Math Sonic drinks style on another of Beloved Jewelry’s sets?  Sonic drinks style is way more fun than to say computations formula that I learned in my college statistics class. Anyway, the point was that set, with far fewer options, came in with over 30k different ways to customize it. The “Paeonia Set” which is exclusive at Dazzle, has Beloved’s new gem offerings of 33 different gem options instead of 22.  There are also 3 gems to customize in this set, rather than 2, as the main gem, accent gems, and drop gems can all be customized, along with 12 metal options.  I’m not doing the math again, while I’m capable, I’d much rather work with words!  However, the end result will be exponentially higher than 30k, and that’s just insane!  The set is broken up in affordable bits so if you don’t want every piece, you can buy the earrings, necklace, choker (not shown), and bracelets individually for 50 lindens each.

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Now, my hair is a group gift from Nyne,  and one of my favorite hairs.  The “Doreen Hair” is not up as one of the current gifts, however, you’ll notice a little box on the shelves for the gifts, I had missed this a few times, so keep your eye out for it.  In this box is all of 2017s gift hairs, one of which is Doreen.  Now, the Missy Pro-Tip that I’ve shared before, as the gift hairs all come with the limited gift HUD for colors. If you purchase a Nyne Hair with a different HUD, that HUD will work with all of the gift hairs as well.  Talk about awesome!  So, for my black locks I used the black and whites HUD that I have purchased with another hair to create this midnight black with the silver streaks dramatically high pompadour pony.  The Nyne group is FREE to join!

 

Get it!

Hair:  Nyne “Doreen Hair”  Group gift/group FREE to join!

Skin: Avi-Glam  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Eyelashes:  ATIA’s  “Plume” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

Eyelashes and Eyeliner tattoo:  Blacklace Beauty “Eyelashes and liner 1” – 99L (fatpack)

Eyeliner:  ATIA’s  “Soft Focus Eyeliner 8” SALE -88L (in fatpack)

Lipstick: ATIA’s “ATIA’s Scarlett Wet Lip Tattoo”-88L (in fatpack)

Dress: Salty “Love’s Spell Dress” – 99L @ Dazzle

Bracelet, Necklace, Earrings:  Beloved Jewelry “Paeonia” 50L each @Dazzle

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

Lavender Dreams of Spring

 

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Bento Pose “Touch” by Hera withHEXtraordinary’s Pesky Fuschia Moth Pixie from Gacha Garden (you’re seeing the back, I’m looking at the pixie!)

 

Life is just snow days, and more snow. Good for the kids, not so good for the tired mamas.  The Little Mister has been home from school and all I want now is for this dirty slushy road slicking snow to go away!  Some warm breezes, vitamin sun, and fresh flowers wouldn’t hurt either. Thank goodness for Second Life, where I can immerse my imagination in all things pleasant.  I’ve got a limited deal, a dollarbie hair, some Missy Mathed items, and a couple of offerings from Dazzle to show off today! Lots coming at ya!

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Beloved Jewelry is doing something special this year.  Each month there’s an 8 piece set birthstone set.  February’s is amethyst and is selling through Thursday for just 60 lindens!  After Thursday the price goes up to the normal 245 lindens/ 125 lindens for group members.  I blogged the January set, with the garnet birthstone in the June in January post, this is also still available at full price.  This set is the same complete deal, which choker, pendant necklace, 2 bracelets, bento attached ring, and 2 pairs of earrings, one hoop, one stud, which I use as double piercing by moving the positioning of the studs pair.  I just realized I was a bit of a nincompoop when I was doing these pics, I had ended up switching them out for the resize versions about halfway through the shoot as different poses messed up with the view…so I had started with them using the rose gold, and when I switched some out, I left them on platinum.  OoOpises!  Unintended look at 2 of the 12 metals available in this set. Even if you miss this sale, 125 lindens for an 8 piece amethyst set with the option of 12 metals is still a super deal!  The Beloved Jewelry group is FREE to join!  This is where you can keep track of sales and events, including this month’s Dazzle, as well as snag the frequent group gifts out of notices.

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I wanted to do something a little different with my hair. I’m typically a stickler for my dark locks, or with a little or alot of gray when I’m just wearing normal, not roleplay or edgy clothing.  This time, I liked the bright pink at the ends of this fabulously soft and swinging pony. This particular color, in dark brown and pink of the Debbie Hair from Ali & Ali Designs, is just 1 linden in the marketplace.  There are other colors of the hair available for 50 lindens, and the rest for 175 lindens, or 650 lindens for a fatpack.

It’s Missy Math Time!

Dress and shoes each involve a little explanation on how I get the deals I did to get them, and both involve group membership. The two groups involved in this section are MoOH! and Arcane Spellcaster, both of which I’ve been a long time member of.  Now, as stated several times in my blog, one of the benefits of being  MoOhlicious is a 150 linden gift card every month.  Arcane Spellcaster, however, has 5 group gifts a month, and he’s sneaky about slipping in 500L gift cards here and there, and in December he gave us 2 of them.  The MoOh! group is 100 lindens to join, has 1 monthly gift, 150 linden monthly gift card, and 3 lucky letter chairs.  The Arcane Spellcaster group has 5 monthly group gifts, surprise gift cards and member sales, one lucky chair, and is 250 lindens to join.

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This pale lavender dress with the darker floral applique is soft and romantic, and then a bit of ultra sexy is added with the laced side slits with rose gold loopholes. The “Afrodite” dress is normally 235 lindens.  However, whipping out one of my fat 500 linden gift cards, of which I have several, I  snagged this beauty for FREE! Afrodite comes sized for Maitreya, both Slinks, and all 3 Bellezas.

My first thought when I wanted some lavender shoes, and none of the shoes I own, even those with HUDS were just right, was that MoOh!  has the best pastel shoes.  I popped right on down there wearing one of my gift cards and after some deliberation (because I want them ALL!), and lots of trying on with this outfit, I happily settled on this pair of “Claire Heels” with the pastel HUD. Now these cost 175 lindens, but with my monthly gift card, I scored em for 25 lindens. Popping in the pic of the vendor ad so you can check out the awesome color hud on these.  Oh and I love the heart charm detail!

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Dazzled by Dazzle!

I want to enforce something.  While I have lucked out and became an official blogger for a handful of stores, with all the free goodies included,  I do put my money where my mouth is and support them all with my own lindens.  That is when they let me *side eyes Kimbra*.  Dazzle is no exception.  I think you’ve all seen that I have a makeup crush on Dulce Secrets, and no I’m not their blogger, everything I get I get myself, happily! I went to their stall at Dazzle and picked up their offering, the “Smooth Eyeshadow” set, and this isn’t one given to me in my blogger box for the event!  I paid 99 lindens for 8 lovely eyeshadows and a bonus ruby lipstick (not shown.)  This comes out to 11 lindens per component!  The Smooth Eyeshadows come in Standard Avatar tattoo, LeLutka, Catwa, and Omega Appliers.  I am wearing the “Smooth Purple.”

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(oh no two pics in a row!)

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These lace-up applique topped stockings from Bliss were the inspiration for the look.  I love the detail here, how instead of applier painted on skin look, you can really see the texture of the lace.  Even better is the price!  For just 59 lindens you can buy either the darks or the lights in these tights.  There are 5 colors per pack.  The Maia Stockings are at Dazzle until the 26th, along with quite a few other sexy lingerie and stockings sets!

 

Get it!

Hair:  Ali & Ali “Debbie Hair Dark Brown Pink” –1L on Marketplace

Glasses: -LEO- “LEO Sale Glasses with Studs -Full Permissions” -1L on Marketplace (colored by me)

Skin: Avi-Glam  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Eyelashes:  ATIA’s  “Plume” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

Eyelashes and Eyeliner tattoo:  Blacklace Beauty “Eyelashes and liner 1” – 99L (fatpack)

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets  @ Dazzle “Purple Smooth Eyeshadow” -99L (fatpack)

Lipstick: Lipstick: Little Black Dress “*LBD*Glossy Sheer Lipstick – Violet” – 149L (fatpack)

Necklace, Earrings, Bracelets, Choker, Bento Ring:  Beloved Jewelry “February Birthstone Set” -60L (thru 2/8 then 245L or 125L for group members [group FREE to join])

Dress:  Arcane Spellcaster “Afrodite” -235L

Shoes:  MoOh!  “Claire Heels pastel” -175L

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

 

 

 

Pie in The Sky

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I had big plans full of pie puns and fun for you in this post, but I didn’t get a chance to sit down and write, so instead, you’re being treated to a rather rushed post so that there’ll be a few hours to snag this skirt before it’s gone.  The rest of the look will remain for a few days at least (some longer,) but the skirt only has until midnight SL time before it’s gone forever.

Pie Buy Fridays…er Fly Buy Fridays

Fly Buy Fridays are quickly shaping up to be the highlight of my week! Each weekend subscribers and group members are sent a HUD of the participating designers’ specials, ranging from 50-100L.  Not to slight anyone, but 4 of my favorite designers are participating; Pink Cream Pie, Justice, Chic Moda, and Slipper.  I don’t always get to blog my steals, but I was ahead of the game this weekend and should have it out Friday when I got my photos done, but life conspired and I almost didn’t get it out at all!  Seeing as I had the pics, and hopefully a few hours this afternoon, I’m trying to jam this post out, and still do it justice, forgive me for being a bit dryer than I hope to be.  Starting on Fridays, you can snag the HUD at that marketplace link for the week, or do as I did, subscribe to the Fly Buy Friday’s feed and have it sent to you as soon as it’s released! Additionally, there’s a FREE group to join if you prefer that route.  Me, I treasure my group space, so subscribe it is!  Whichever method you choose, snagging the HUD is easy as pie, as is using the slurl links and previews to go exactly where you need to be to scoop up these deals.

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Excitedly, I slapped the HUD on as soon as I got it, and this skirt caught my pie.  There’s 10 different Valentine themed prints available this week from Pink Cream Pie for 50 little lindens each of the original mesh “Lucy Skirt.” As you can see, I bought the skirt in the “Valentine Hearts -Light Pink” print.  The Lucy Skirt comes sized for Maitreya, Hourglass, Freya, and Isis.  No matter how you slice it, this is a great deal.  Sorry, again, this came out so late, but hopefully, you now know to catch next week’s deals at the very least!

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Having a Riot Down at Sn@tch

Every other week you can find me down at Sn@tch City, 7seas Fishing Pole in hand reeling in the latest Fish-4-This offering.  I always set up near the riot vends with the lucky letter boards in sight (there’s still one left of this latest batch I don’t have yet!)  Despite a bit of lag, there’s a benefit of setting up near the riots.  First, you’re counted towards dropping the prices, and even if you’re not paying attention, or needing what’s offered, you’re helping out others, which is always appreciated as often as we riot at Sn@tch.  Riot offerings stay up for 2 weeks and are updated weekly on Wednesdays when half are changed out. I got in on a riot this week and purchased this “Svana Hair” with all of the color HUDs for just 55 lindens.  There’s a regular and a large size in the package, and the large fit just perfectly over my rather large bust.

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I fished up the choker, along with 23 other fabulous items, while I was there.  This current stocking of the 7seas pond contains Valentine themed lingerie, dresses, mini skirts, lipsticks, hair, shoes and this adorable heart choker in pink.  You’ll need your 7seas fishing pole (100L) to catch this loot, but it is reusable for all future 7seas fishing you may do, including the oft-updated Sn@tch!

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Two Dollarbies!

For just one linden, you can purchase 2 components of this look.  The glasses, which I wear quite often, and are FULL PERM from -LEO- (marketplace link), and my eyeshadow which is just one of many that are fairly newly updated at Dulce Secrets. Soft pinks plus a thick black liner the “::DS:: Boheme Dream Eyeshadow” worked perfectly for my look and comes in standard tattoo, or Catwa, LeLutka, or Omega applier. The rest of my makeup, including the freebies I’m wearing, has been previously blogged so check the style card!

More Freebies!

I chose the “Lace Tops Gift<3” from Blueberry to match up with this skirt.  While this gift isn’t new, it is FREE to anyone!  There’s a long and a short version of the tank in the gift, I’m wearing the long, as well as a color HUD of 27 of Blueberry’s main colors, plus a shiny gold version with 5 choices of lace and ties.  It comes sized for Maitreya, and all Slink and Belleza Mesh bodies.  If you haven’t been down to Blueberry yet, it would be a great time to spend the 20 lindens to join the group and scoop up the rest of the gifts.

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The Gacha Garden Event by Gimme Gacha opened on the first, I played quite a few, (will show those off later) and while I was there scooped every several gifts!  I haven’t opened them all, but I found this soft floral enamel  “[BREATHE]-Mona Bracelet”, by Breathe, obviously, set out a group gift for the Gimme Gacha group which is FREE to join!  The bracelet includes a resize script for that perfect fit! Also from Gacha Garden are two decorations I have placed on the room divider in the background of my shots. The pictures hanging off heart strings is by Dilly Dolls, and the multi-color hearts wall hanging is one of two in the gift from the Velvet Whip

Get it!

Hair:  Sn@tch “Svana Hair L” -Riot Vend -prices vary (55L is the lowest)

Glasses: -LEO- “LEO Sale Glasses with Studs -Full Permissions” -1L on Marketplace (colored by me)

Skin: Avi-Glam  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Eyelashes:  ATIA’s  “Plume” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

Eyelashes and Eyeliner tattoo:  Blacklace Beauty “Eyelashes and liner 1” – 99L (fatpack)

Eyeshadow:   Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Boheme Dream Eyeshadow” -1L

Blush: Dulce Secrets “Rosy Glow Blush” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Lips: The Little Black Dress “*LBD*Candy Large Supreme Lipstick” which comes in a fatpack with 12 shades, 2 sizes of each shade large and regular, in classic avatar tattoo, Omega, Akeruka, Catwa, Lelutka – 149L

Choker: Sn@tch“21 :::Sn@tch Heart Choker (Pink):::” –FREE w/ 7Seas Fishing Pole

Tank Top:   Blueberry “Blueberry – Lace Tops Gift – Long” (in Pixie color) –FREE

Skirt:  Pink Cream Pie “Lucy Skirt [Valentine Hearts – pink]” – 50L (limited time!)

Bracelet:  Breathe “[BREATHE]-Mona Bracelet” gift at Gacha Garden/Gimme Gacha Group FREE to join

Shoes: Mosquito’s Way “Lorena” -past group gift color

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals