Free Dove Challenge #4

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Wow, Free Dove Challenge #4 already, it hardly seems a month since I started blogging for The Free Dove, but I guess this is proof of it!  I’ve got another head to toe look made entirely of items found at The Free Dove, mesh body excluded of course.  Don’t put off heading down there for this look, as parts of it are only available through the 31st. Even though I literally have everything from The Free Dove in my inventory, I still go down to the store and wander around to see what calls to me for my weekly challenge post.  This berry blue dress caught my eye and I decided to see what I had from The Free Dove to complete the look.  Remeber, everything found at The Free Dove is FREE!

Gidget’s Style has generously set this “Shelby Dress” out at the Dove, just this December, so if you’ve not been in a few months, you should go down and not only snag this if you like it but check also for some other new gifts, such as the ones I’ve already blogged from Poeme.  The Shelby Dress comes in 5 standard sizes, with an alpha layer if needed.  I’m actually wearing the large size, which amazingly fit over my Hourglass body when I reduced my breasts to standard size ones, no alpha hud needed!

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You’ll have to go today or tomorrow to snag these shoes which are a perfect match.  Shoe-ddiction is a designer for the Dove’s January mini-hunt, with some super lovely shoes to find.  Look for the white shoe hunt objects scattered around The Free Dove, as well as at Shoe-ddicton’s main store. The “{SA} Summer Bloom Blue” come sized for Slink, Maitreya, Belleza, and TMP high feet. I also blogged a pair of ankle boots from this same hunt that I LOVE, here. 

My hair is yet another gift that Firelight has up at the Dove.  The “Axisia” hair comes in rigged, unrigged, and busty versions, with a mini-essentials hud of  8 colors, as well as a tinting wheel to customize any shade that you like.  Firelight also has a discount store in the Plaza outside next to The Free Dove where they have single color sets for as low as 39L. There are also 2 lucky letter chairs at this location, you’ll need the Firelight group to play, but the group is FREE!

My glasses are from one of the huge boxes from Ydea, there are 2 set out at the Dove.  In my Free Dove Challenge #2 post, I provided a tutorial on how to modify.  I did modify this pair as well.  The good news is that this pair is copy, so you’ll want to do that first when and if you modify them.  They come as a gold pair of sunglasses, and I made the lenses clear and colored the frames this deep shade of violet to coordinate with the blues and purples of the dress.

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I’m not wearing my usual skin, rather one from Alaskametro<3 .  I really like how clean the “alaskametro<3 “Serenity” skin” is. It also comes with an optional eyebrow shaper, lipstick, and eyeshadow.  This is super nice for those of us who love to play with makeup, as I do.  I find most skins come with makeup already applied and so if you wish to change it up with makeup you have to find some covers the makeup on the skin well.  In this case, I added makeup to coordinate with the dress with makeup found in that is found in the gift of all gifts that is the “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection”  I really loved this eyeshadow with it’s shades of blues and purples, it’s the “::DS:: On the Horizon Eyeshadow 8″, and I rounded off my makeup with ” ::DS:: Rosy Glow Blush”, and “::DS:: On The Horizon Lipstick 2.”  My little eyes aren’t the best to show off eyeshadow sometimes, and there’s a vendor ad in the box which will allow you to preview this entire set of 8 shadows, so I’ll include that pic, keep in mind I opted not wear the included pearls.

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Drawing from the light blue highlights at the inner corner of the eyeshadow I chose the darkest of the light blues in Dulce Secrets‘ “Blue Bubbly” nail palette.  This is also found in the “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection” and is for Slink nails only. The final detail is a pair of earrings that I wear often, as well as worn often on this blog.  Found in the jewelry section is this gorgeous pair of gold and mother-of-pearl hoops.  Earthstones is the designer of the “EarthStones Twisted Hoop Earrings.”  Here’s a Missy Pro-tip about these earrings, if you like them as much as I do, you can snag a silver pair, as well as several other gifts, many of which I have blogged (link to a search of Earthstones on this blog), the Earthstones group is 250L to join.

I’ve talked to many people since I’ve started blogging for The Free Dove who are older members of Second Life.  They’ve been surprised at the quality of the gifts offered.  Paloma, the owner of the Free Dove, has worked very hard to get some quality gifts in the store, and it has paid off for everyone.  You’ll need to join The Free Dove group in order to snag everything in this post, but The Free Dove is and always will be FREE to join. As a member, you’ll receive notices from The Designers who participate, as well as when myself, and all the other Free Dove bloggers blog something from the store.  Hop down there and take a pic of your favorite find, and post it here or on my facebook page to win a gift bundle of up to $500 lindens in value.

Get it!

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

Skin and eyebrow shaper:  Alaskametro<3 “Serenity Skin” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets “On the Horizon 8” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

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

Lipstick:  Dulce Secrets “On The Horizon Lipstick 2” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Nail Polish: Dulce Secrets “Bubbly Blue” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Glasses:  Ydea “sunglasses 1” (modified) @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Earrings:  Earthstones “Twisted Hoops -Gold/Mother of Pearl” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Dress:  Gidget’s Style “GS Shelby MESH Dress Persian” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Shoes:  Shoe-ddiction “{SA} Summer Bloom Blue”  @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join. (January Mini-Hunt Prize)

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim : Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

 

 

Let’s Go Wild

 

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I spent last night down on Bop Street at the Ace Cafe listing to Zef Brody DJ for us some great Rockabilly music.  There is a big huge dance floor, several couple dance pose balls, and a couple of  Intan Dance Balls for anyone to bop the night away.  We had a great time, lots of joking, trading of gag gift items, and maybe it was the effect of me being there, lots of discussion about Second Life Fashion.  I didn’t wear this outfit; if I’m going to dance, of course, I’m going to be having fun in any one of my fabulous 50’s dresses with awesome flexi-skirts to twirl and whirl. However, as it goes with me and Rockabilly, I’ll stick with the look for a few days before trying something new again.

 

Some mood music for you, from one of my favorite Arizona Rockabilly artists, Alive Self.

Really Rockabilly!, the rockabilly fashion store of my choice, owned by that fabulous lady who also was the DJ Friday night, finally has a couple of new releases!  She’s been busy in her first life, so I’m pretty excited about this, not to mention that a Western Rockabilly look is pretty rare to find in Second Life.  The outfit is out of the usual price range for this blog, but hey, I’m allowed to have my fangirl moments and I do, as usual, have some other goodies to show you, including FREE cowgirl boots.  That said, I do think 150 lindens is a very good price.

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The Really Rockabilly Jeans Outfit Western has fitmesh sizes XS-XL, as well as rigged for Maitreya and Slink Hourglass. I’ve included a shot of the back so that you can see the vibrant embroidery and the piping on the Western yoke.  This outfit is currently set out at the front desk of the store and sells for 150 lindens.  One big bonus on this set for us busty gals, is that the positioning of the embroidery is above the area that would become stretched and pixelated due to the largest part of our breasts.

When you’re in Really Rockabilly! if you go through into the next room, there along the right wall you will see a collection of hairs.  I’m modeling the “One Swirl” in midnight black. There is also a HUD of 8 textures included, as well as an RGB color tinter. I opted for the black and white polka dots that were included in the HUD. In one of my Flickr shots, I’ve also worn this hair with the cherries print scarf.  The One swirl hair is listed at 130 lindens.

My necktie is a common from Belle Epoque’s El Paso Gacha.  The gacha is only 50 lindens a pull.  Since I am so hooked on my Slink Hourglass body, and this is rigged for Maitreya but worked well with my old Violet Studios body, I have quite a few from this set, including the rare boots.  I’ve still not gotten any entries on my little blog promo, Share Your Free Dove, I wanted to let you know that I have extras in multiple colors of this scarf, along with many other items from this gacha set as prizes in the promo.  All you have to do is snap a pic of you wearing a find from The Free Dove, or a quick little write up about how you actually found the store.  I spent nearly 2k lindens on this set, so there’s quite a bit of loot to be snagged, including the rare boots!  Here’s a copy of the gacha key.

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Ever since I watched the movie Footloose as a little girl, I have wanted a pair of red cowboy boots. Luckily, I stumbled into S@bbia and saw they had this pair as a group gift, along with several others.  The even better news is that the S@abbia group is FREE to join, making these boots entirely FREE.  These charming deep red cowboy boots come sized for Maitreya and Slink flat feet.  There’s also an alpha included if you wish to wear them with your standard feet.  Additionally, the store has  2 Lucky Letter Boards and a Guess and Win game that has 4 prizes that cycle through, and I quickly won a sleeveless top.  There’s a fairly large gacha room, and behind the main desk there’s some furnishing items for 20 lindens or less.

Earrings, skin, makeup, and glasses have all been blogged about in detail in previous posts, including my glasses which are also from Really Rockabilly!, but as ever the location and pricing information will be included in the style card at the end of this post.  I hope my look inspired someone to put together their own rockabilly look, and join us down at the Ace Cafe some Friday evening and hang out with the crew.

Get it!

Hair:  Really Rockabilly! “One Swirl midnight black with HUD Script” -130L

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

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:  Alaskametro<3 “alaskametro<3 “Vintage” eyeshadow 01″ –past Free Dove Hunt

Lipstick:  Sn@tch “Luscious lipstick -Cherry” -150L(fatpack of 24 colors)

Earrings:  Poeme “Haunted Pearls Earrings – Noir (gold)”- @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Pin-up Outfit:  Really Rockabilly! “Really Rockabilly Jeans Outfit Western” -150L

Scarf:   Belle Epoque “{El Paso} scarf 2” -gacha 50L a pull

Boots:  S@BBiA “Western Boots (Suede Red) – group gift/group FREE to join!

Poses by:  Absolute Poses, HelaMiyo, and Luane’s World

Sim:  Bop Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

June in January

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It’s June in January
Because I’m in love
It always is spring in my heart
With you in my arms

I got to thinking when I heard about how Beloved Jewelry is doing a complete set of jewelry each month for the corresponding birthstone.  My birthday is all the way in June, and yet it’s January!  My imagination, however, had me thinking of being treated to a special birthday date by a lover.  I just have to wait another 5 months for mine, but we’ll celebrate anyway, as June in January.

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I’ve got a nice big close up here, that doesn’t really show off much of the choker, but there’ll be other pics, and it’s the same design as the bracelet.  This set is beyond complete, there are a left and a right bracelet, a bento attached ring, the solitaire necklace, choker, hoop earrings, and stud earrings. I’ve got the full set on, and I repositioned the stud earrings as a double pierced look.  Talk about mix and match possibilities! Plus, there is a script for your choice of 12 metals. Because of the low price, I’m not even going to worry about doing Missy Math for you.  The “January Birthstone Set” is available until the end of the month.  It’s priced at 99 lindens, and 50 lindens for group members.  The Beloved Jewelry group is FREE to join.

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This hot little black date dress is completely FREE with a little time. I headed down to LaGeeny and discovered that all 5 camping chairs had been switched out since the last time I was there. You’ll need to be in the LaGeeny group to camp, but the group is FREE to join. Anyway, I parked my tuckus in a chair, and 45 minutes later was awarded this curve-hugging, HUD-having, short little dress, and thigh high socks which I chose not to wear today.  I just wore the basic black, but there are some super fun options in the HUD.  There are 6 options, with blacks and whites and golds, and “magic” written in gold in both a black and a white option. There are quite a few sizes in the prize; Maitreya, TMP, both Slinks, the three Bellezas, as well as 5 standard sizes.

I was hoping these sparkling gold mules would fit over the thigh high socks that were included in the Charmed outfit, but alas, they didn’t.  I still had to wear them, I’m a sucker for fun shoes.  They are one of several group gifts at Alter, and the Alter group is also FREE to join!  The “Bathory Platform Heels- GOLD” come sized for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza.  I also blogged Alter’s gift for the Teleport Hub group last month, so check that out and snag it too!

The snow is just white blossoms
That fall from above
And here is the reason my dear
Your magical charms

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So, a while back I had stumbled upon a great find if you’re still using a standard head.  Alaskametro<3 has offered a pack of 35 of her older, but still awesome makeup tattoos on the marketplace for FREE.  I’m wearing “Vintage Glam 01 Light.”  What’s really fabulous is that Alaskametro<3 has included a handy visual guide to the included makeups!

My red rose I picked up as a FREE gift from Happy Little Pixels at the Valentine or Not Event, which runs through February 15th.  There are actually 2 roses in the gift, playing exactly to the for or against V-day theme. I’m wearing the “Love Me Rose” in the classic red that signifies love.  Also included is a “Love Me Not Rose” in black.  I always love quality props!

That’s my steals and deals for today!  In case you were wondering, my afternoon un-birthday date went extremely well! Adding my standard disclaimer, anything featured in the pics, but not discussed on the blog has been covered before but all the details will be in the style card at the end of the post.

The night is cold
The trees are bare
But I can feel the scent of roses in the air
It’s June in January
But only because I’m in love with you

Get it!

Ring, Bracelets, Earrings, choker, necklace: Beloved Jewelry “January Birthstone Set” – 99L or 50L for group members Group FREE to join!

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

Glasses:  The Little Black Dress “*LBD* Color change glasses” -Group gift/group FREE to join (copy/mod) own texture modify

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)

Makeup:  Alaskametro<3 “alaskametro<3 “Vintage Glam 01 light” FREE in the Marketplace(link)

Dress:   LaGeeny “Charmed” – FREE camping chair reward -group only/group FREE to join!

Shoes: Alter “Bathory Platform Heels- GOLD” -group gift/group FREE to join

Red Rose:  Happy Little Pixels “Love Me Rose” –FREE gift at Valentine or Not Event

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Scene from skybox at $60L Plus Rentals

 

January in June lyrics Writers: Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin

 

 

Peek-a-Boo! I Lover You!

 

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Yesterday headed on down to the #TPP Valentine or NOT Event.  What fun!  Not only is there shopping, but there are several little games you can play set out in the center that reflect the theme. It’s a pretty all-inclusive event, if you’re a romantic and love the day, or a Grinch of all things hearts and roses on February 14th, this event has both!  I will say though, that I left in a pretty mushy mood and my empty heart-shaped box was full of gifts that ranged from FREE to 10 lindens. Because, of course, I ate all the chocolate!  The Valentine or Not Event runs through February 15th, so you have plenty of time to head down there and shop the deals for the perfect gift for yourself or that special someone.

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I think it’s well established that I love a 1950s vintage look. If I can confess, when I got back home after visiting the events, to open the boxes and check out all the goodies I bought or snagged for free, I stopped opening once I got this dress from MadCat Creations.  The “MCC – woman – 1950’s houndstooth dress and shoes” is a FREE gift set out at the MadCat Stall at Valentine or Not.  Yep, that’s right, a super sexy vintage dress and matching shoes!  The dress comes sized for Maitreya, Ocasin, Ebody, TMP, both Slinks, and all 3 Bellezas, plus fitmesh sizes XS-XL. The matching shoes are rigged for Maitreya, TMP, Belleza and Slink high. I popped it on and did a happy dance, and I can prove it!

 

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Lollipop with this dance, and plays the oldies song “Lollipop”  Given by a friend copy/transfer if you want one drop me a notecard with your calling card -we all must sing and dance!  Also giving away in the Share Your Free Dove Promo I’m running!

 

I’m wearing two gifts found at The Free Dove.  The first is these black stockings from Sn@tch.  If you head upstairs at the Free Dove, and then over to the Gacha area, Sn@tch has a machine out.  At the machine, there is a gift “Sn@tch Gift Bag/Free Dove Gacha.”  Inside this gift are 3 pairs of black thigh-high stockings, a smooth, a wrinkled (which I am wearing), and a striped pair.  There are appliers for Omega, Belleza, Slink, as well as standard layers. Watching the above gif, you can see just how high they go on the thighs, as I give little peek-a-boos as I twirl.

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Also from The Free Dove are my pair of black pearl earrings.  I’ve blogged these before, as I had purchased them around Halloween for 10 lindens at an event, before Poeme put them out at The Free Dove, and now the set is available again and for FREE!  There are actually 8 pairs in the box, black, green, orange, and purple with either gold or silver posts, and they are copy/mod! I wear these quite often, so I’m really glad that Elysiane made them available for The Free Dove group.  You can find the Haunted Pearl Earrings in the jewelry section, and I’m including the vendor ad so you can see exactly what you are looking for and getting with this great gift.  To get these earrings and the stockings you must be a member of The Free Dove Group, but the group is FREE to join as always!

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My necklace is one from a box of 4 beaded necklaces that can be found at the Sexy Shoppers Mainstore. Set out by Izzie’s Mainstore the “Izzie’s – Beads Necklace black” is the one I am wearing and there is also a brown, red, and blue in the package.  The Sexy Shoppers group is 1L to join, and there are several other freebies in the store with that 1L join fee.   It’s sort of like a much smaller version of The Free Dove that you have pay to join.

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The rest of my outfit has either been blogged, is no longer available, or passes that 100 linden threshold ( my hair but barely!)  So please consult the style card at the end.  That aside, give me your opinion, do you think this dress can convince my lover to be my special valentine?

 


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Hair:  Really Rockabilly! “Zef’s black pony hair-do With Color Texture Change Hud” -125L

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

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:  Alaskametro<3 “alaskametro<3 "Vintage" eyeshadow 01" –past Free Dove Hunt

Lipstick:  Sn@tch “Luscious lipstick -Cherry” -150L(fatpack of 24 colors)

Dress and Shoes: MadCat Creations “MCC – woman – 1950’s houndstooth dress and shoes” –FREE#TPP Valentine or NOT Event.

Stockings:  Sn@tch“”Sn@tch Gift Bag/Free Dove Gacha”- @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Earrings:  Poeme “Haunted Pearls Earrings – Noir (gold)”- @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Necklace:   Izzie’s Mainstore “Izzie’s – Beads Necklace black” @Sexy Shoppers Mainstore/ Group 1L to join.

Body – Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Multiscene Skybox at $60L Plus Rentals (including photo studio)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Dove Challenge #3

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Back again for another head to toe look all found at The Free Dove, which means that this entire look is FREE!  There’s a brand new designer, with a brand new set of jewelry available at The Free Dove.  However, to readers of this blog, she is a regularly featured designer, I know her as Kimbra, owner, and designer of Beloved Jewelry.  As she is both an absolutely fantastic person, awesome at customer service, creative, and affordable, she’s a natural fit for both my blog and The Free Dove!  I couldn’t be happier that this will be a great way for more people to discover this gem, oh and her store too.

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So naturally, this being both a brand-spankin’ new item to The Free Dove, and from Beloved Jewelry, I used her “Rows of Garnet Set” as the inspiration for the rest of the look.  Which wasn’t a hardship for me as I simply adore garnets. Both the earrings and the necklace, including a resizable version are included in the box.  If you’ve not yet tried to follow my modify instructions in my last Free Dove Challenge post, there’s also a pose stand in here to help you adjust this jewelry, and whatever else you may need!  The word Garnet actually comes from the Latin word “Garanatus,” meaning “seedlike,” in reference to a pomegranate.  Can’t you just imagine these stones as beautiful, and less sticky, deep red seeds of the fruit?  Therefore, they are often cut round just like this set.  Garnet is also January’s birthstone, so an excellent time to head down and snag this!

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Garnets, to me, are one of the more versatile gems, they can be dressed up or dressed down to be either formal or casual, considering the design, I wanted to pair it with a simple, dressy, but not formal dress, and my eye eventually settled on this dress in this rich chocolate brown shade.  The “DE.Boutique AW16 Soraia Dress Colors” actually comes with a color HUD with 8 choices, so if you like my look, but not this color, you can choose another!  I’m a total sucker for a classic wrap dress, and the heat this high slit adds might just make it perfect for Valentine’s Day if you choose the red.  Having each tie slowly undone….*fans self and gets back on topic*.  The Soraia Dress comes sized for Maitreya, and all Slink and Belleza sizes.

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I also felt this shaggy, tousled, short do was a perfect sexy addition to the look.  Good news for the men, who *snort* obviously read this female fashion blog in droves, it’s a unisex style.  Ok, ladies, maybe tell your male friends about it.  The Firelight Unisex Mitchel Hair actually comes as a light red out of the box, but Firelight has generously included a color tinter wheel in the package. Slide the sliders, or use your mouse to locate the perfect color and shade of your choice, then click on the rectangle box above the wheel that displays the color to apply it to the hair.  I think you lose a bit of the highlights from the original when you choose this option, so if you’d love a sizzling short ginger look, I’d leave it as is!

Since so very much skin is showing, I thought a bracelet to break things up a bit would be nice.  Secrets have a set of bracelets out called the Anais Bracelets.  There are several options in the box, in both silver and gold, and are resizable.  You can wear the full set, or choose to wear one or the other bracelets solo.  I’m including the vendor Ad so you can see more detail of this lovely set.  I’m wearing the full set in silver.

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The rest of the details are rather straightforward, my ever used “Anna Skin” from Avi-glam, the classic round toe pumps with HUD from Baby Monkey, as well as makeup from my favorite huge box of goodies from Dulce Secrets.  In this case, I used “::DS:: Opulence Makeup 2”  which is a full face makeup tattoo that I find cleanly beautiful.  Additionally, I painted my nails with a polish from that gift, the “All That Glitters Solid Slink Nail Hud” choosing the Bronze option from the palette.  Of course, all of these, plus every other thing in this entire post today is FREE and located at The Free Dove.  You’ll need to join The Free Dove group, but it is, as always, FREE to join!

Get it!

Hair: Firelight “FH Unisex – Mitchel Red”  @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

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

Makeup:  Dulce Secrets:  “::DS:: Opulence Makeup 2” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Necklace and Earrings:  Beloved Jewelry “Rows of Garnet Set” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Dress: DE.Boutique “DE.Boutique AW16 Soraia Dress Colors” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Bracelet:  Secrets “Anais Bracelets – Full Set Silver -R” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Shoes: Baby Monkey “BM New Leana Basic” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Additional Landscaping Credits (Items not found at the Free Dove, only used to set the scene)

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

Grape Barrels: Moon_Sha “Moon_Sha” Grapes Barrels & Sacs

Picnic Basket: Wood Works Furniture and Home Decor “Picnic Basket w/ wine”

Grass:  Lunaria “Fluffy Grass”

 

 

 

Window Dreamin’

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Looking out by my window
Thinking about you all the time
Wish you were here with me
Right here by my side

Something about the way my son always looks forlornly out the window during the long Michigan winter reminds me of one waiting for a long lost lover to return home, or me gazing at the clock on said weekends wishing it would fast forward to Monday morning when I can relieve us and send him to school. Jokes, aside, I decided to channel that feeling into an outfit that is both demure, but sexy, growing in heat as layers are removed, as one might be shy at first, not wanting to appear overly eager, but you really are!

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Let me tell you something, as soon as the weather grew cold I’ve been searching for something I could pair with my strapless and strappy tops and dresses so that I could extend them into my winter wardrobe without feeling like I’d be silly and shivering in my attempts to show off.  You know that feeling? When you really love something, but know you would look like a fool wearing it because it’s not weather appropriate?  I was pretty much chair dancing when The Little Black Dress released this lace shrug, and not only released it, but released it as part of the basics line for only 59 lindens! A great basic it is too!  It’s somehow modest and sexy, between the modest length and collar, yet the sheerness and open front held together with a color change gem brooch to match most outfits.

Getting Lucky or Got Lucky?

I have to admit that this particular mesh pencil skirt was a group gift, and not from the lucky boards at Caboodle.  The group gift version comes in black, red, and white.  However, if you like this original mesh pencil skirt, which I do, there are a few pastel versions that cycle through Caboodle’s several lucky letter boards, which are available for group members.  The Caboodle group is 25 lindens to join, and along with the lucky boards, there are still several group gifts set out.

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Who Doesn’t Need Versatile Lingerie?

Just this past week I rather happily stumbled onto a delightful new to me shop named MMC.  I blogged one of their 1 linden group gifts in The Guard Your Gacha post the other day.  I loved the dollarbies so much that I returned to fully explore the store some more.  That’s when I noticed a pile of black pumpkins on one side of the VIP room.  Sauntering over, I noticed that they were from a past Halloween hunt and the items are for sale for only 20 lindens. It’s actually a full bodysuit with mid-calf pants trimmed in lace, but with my layers HUD I decided to model it as a bustier, adding that sexy somthin’ somethin’ when I slip out of the lace shrug. There are appliers for Omega, Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza included. The lace applique detail is stunning, and there’s a second version in sheer included. The MMC group is FREE to join, and there is not only several dollarbie gifts, but 10 hunt pumpkins for 20 lindens, as well as 75 linden promos all in the VIP room.  I would call it a must-see for all quality deal hunters.

I had literally forgotten that I had drooled over Poeme’s “Pin Up Stockings” the first time I saw them, until I happened to notice that they’d been moved to the top of the stairs leading up to the lucky boards, midnight madness, and news group gifts; which we all know are my favorite places to haunt. There are 3 shades of the perfectly back-seamed thigh-high stockings, in dark, opaque, and sheer blacks.  Omega Appier and system layers are included.  This fatpack will cost you only 99 lindens, Missy Math dropping that to 33 lindens a pair, as I know I will use them all, and often!

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Makeup Reflecting the Mood

I had decided to stick with the idea of sexily modest in my make up choices.  On top of the basics, I added choices from Dulce Secrets, an eyeshadow I had purchased, along with blush and lipstick from that huge box of soon to be replaced goodies at The Free Dove.  From the makeup box in the “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection” I am wearing “::DS:: Cherry Cute Blush” and “::DS:: Creme Kissable Lips Tattoo.”  From the Dulce Secrets mainstore, I purchased my  “::DS:: Superstitious Divinity Eyeshadow” in fatpack with 6 total eyeshadows for 55 lindens.  The Divinity Eyeshadow comes in standard avatar tattoo, Catwa, Omega, and Lelutka appliers.  You’ll need The Free Dove group tag to grab the huge box from Dulce Secrets located there, but The Free Dove group is FREE to join!

 

 

Get it!

Hair:  Truth “Winona Hair -Blacks &Whites pack” -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!

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

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

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets“::DS:: Superstitious Divinity Eyeshadow” – 55L (fatpack)

Blush:  Dulce Secrets: “::DS:: Cherry Cute Blush” in the box “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Lips:  Dulce Secrets: “::DS:: Creme Kissable Lips Tattoo” in the box “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Shrug:  The Little Black Dress  “*LBD* Lace Shrug Jacket with Brooch” -59L

Bustier: .:MMC:. Mainstore: “.:MMC:. Reginna BodySuit V.1 (Black)” -20L

Skirt:  Caboodle “Pencil Skirt Black” – group gift/group 25L to join

Stockings: Poeme “{Poeme} Pinup Stockings (Sheer)” -99L (fatpack)

Shoes: Loordes of London– “Loordes of London-Amherst Pumps-Leather-#17” (October Free Dove hunt)

“Widow Dreamin’ lyrics as performed by Chicago”  (Written by: Walter Parazaider & Lee Loughnane)

 

 

 

 

Red Hot Luck

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I just love doing lucky letters!  I even recently made a lucky letter buddy, Gigi, who’s super fun.  I have a system that can be pretty fast pace, and I was wondering if I made her dizzy.  Mind, my lucky letter system depends on my mood.  Sometimes I just want to relax and watch them, or sit and work on a new post here, or organize my beast of inventory.  But, when I’m in the mood to JAM it out I use the following method;  as I notice that my groups update their boards, I take the landmarks and put them up on my favorites bar, then, once I fill the screen with landmarks I start popping around quickly checking boards, remaining if they have just a couple of minutes to change.  I am courteous, and if there’s another M there before me, I will skip that store and not compete.  I generally take them off the favorites once I win all the prizes, unless it’s a group that’s active calling letters in chat, then I’ll pop in and read em off when I’m running my circuit, gotta help my groupies! (haha I wish I had groupies, hopefully male, 30+, tall, dark, and handsome, please!)

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One of the more active groups that work together on lucky letters is NYDesign. Lately, NyghtFyre has been updating them pretty often too! This hot hot hot red underbust corset and lace lingerie dress is on the recent round of lucky chairs. I personally wear underbust in my first life, and now I’ve worn them two days in a row on my blog!  The reason being is that my breasts are just too large for any commercial corset, and I’ve never justified spending the money on a custom one.  So, that’s why Missy is so busty as well.  She’s actually smaller than real me, but I just need to look close to real me for the immersion aspect, even if I do get several comments about them, most unwanted!  But, once again, I digress, I love the gold details on this, and you can see how crisp and clear the texture of this corset is!  Make sure you check out my flickr or the final 3 pics in this post to see just how cheeky the back of this is!

The “New Romance Outfit- Red” comes sized for Maitreya, TMP, both Slinks, both Tonic’s and all 3 Belleza mesh bodies. There are appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega in 3 different styles of the lingerie, and one of the gloves. The lock and key choker is also included, a resize version, and a mod version so you can add your own scripts. I am a bit hopeless when it comes to mesh skirt panels, but they are included and adjusted for different mesh bodies, as well as standard sizes, but I left them off since I’m a dufus. Also included is a HUD for the metals on the corset. You need to be a member of the NYDesign group in order to claim a lucky chair, but the NYDesign group is FREE to join.

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I Don’t Monkey Around About Shoes

Especially when they are strappy and include a HUD.  I scored the “Rona” shoes off a lucky chair at Baby Monkey.  They come sized for Slink High, Maitreya, Belleza, and TMP.  Included is the Baby Monkey Basics HUD, which has 10 colors.  I opted for the gold shoes with the red trim.  You’ll need to be in the Baby Monkey group to score these shoes, which you can join for 20 lindens.  There’s also a few gifts up, along with past gifts for sale for 10 lindens each for group members.

Hot Little Bob

Nyne is super generous with their gifts, I mean it’s 26 now, and ALL are still available! There are 2 stacks of 3 boxes on the shelves for Nyne’s group gifts from 2017, 1 through 21.  This “Straighty Hair” is number 19 and in that box.  You can get the last 4 group gifts individually, and there’s a  stack of boxes of past group gifts from 2015, which includes shoes, a dress, and shorts. I’m totally considering buying a fatpack next month to use the HUD with all of these gifts.  Really, with Missy Math this is going to work out super fantastically and put it at 30 lindens per hair with the fatpack of colors!  Plus all future gifts! Best yet, the Nyne group is  FREE to join! I wear their hair often, and here’s a link for a search of the blog for Nyne, if you’d like to see more of the gifts that are available.

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Dulce Secrets has updated all of their dollarbie items!  I didn’t get down there immediately, but I did this week. They’ve also updated gifts and news and gift group gifts!  I’m wearing the dollarbie “Catalyst Reaction Eyeshadow” which is only available in system layer. The Dulce Secrets group is FREE to join, and is one of my favorite make up shops, top 3, *laughs*, what can I say, I love my makeup.  Bear in mind I’m also wearing mesh eyelashes, as usual. From my favorite lipstick fatpack from The Little Black Dress, I am wearing “*LBD* Red 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 for 149 lindens.  Missy Math puts this at  12.4 lindens per shade, half that if you’ll use both sizes!

Get it!

Hair:  Nyne “Straighty Hair”-group gift/group FREE to join

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets: “Catalyst Reaction Eyeshadow” – 1L

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!

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

Lipstick:  The Little Black Dress “*LBD* Red Large Supreme Lipstick” – 149L (fatpack)

Lingerie, Corset, & Necklace:  NYDesign “New Romance Outfit- Red” Lucky Chair/Group FREE To join!

Shoes:  Baby Monkey:  “BM Rona Basics” – Lucky Chair/Group 20L to join

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guard Your Gacha!

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I don’t get to roleplay nearly as often as I’d hoped I would. Maybe one day.  However, it hasn’t stopped me from acquiring outfits that may inspire my creativity in this direction. When Justice sent out a notice that these gorgeous, amazing, unique (take your pick) boots were going to be available at the Gacha Guardians Event, I knew immediately that I would be going to play for them.  Happily, the silver, which was the pair that I wanted, I got on the second pull. Also while there, I played the Fabia gacha for this sexy thick braid which went perfectly with my sexified warrior woman look (with glasses because I rarely can’t not have them!). The Gacha Guardians Event runs through the end of the month.

For the Justice Liza Boots it’s 75 Lindens a pull, and you chose your appropriate size. I’m going to include both the gacha key, and the Gift of the Guardians, which is awarded after 20 pulls, if you’re not familiar with Gacha Guardians it’s the treasure chest next to the machine. Also, the Liz Earrings that I am wearing is a FREE gift available next to the Gacha machine. I wanted to add one other note, not related to this event, but to Justice itself, they currently, and likely not for much longer, have FREE group join, and 3 fairly new group gifts for women, and one for men available. Justice clothes are personally a favorite of mine for casual looks, and are extremely well rigged.  For more examples, I’ve blogged some past Justice sales, but not yet group gifts, here and here.

 

I also couldn’t resist playing the Fabia machine for the Patti/Patty hair.  I actually didn’t mind if I didn’t get the rare this time, but I really had wanted both Patti and Patty in black, however, when my budget ran out I ended up with Patti (the braid style) in black, and Patty and Patti only in blonde.  I’m including the gacha key.

-FABIA- Mesh Hair _Patty_Patti_

I plan on adding a Patty and Patti in blonde, as well as a navy pair of the Liza boots to the gift pool I have for my Share Your Free Dove blog event, which I still haven’t gotten a single response for!  I’ve changed it to a choice of a few gifts, as well as made a facebook page to make entering easy.  I really want to give back to The Free Dove, and honor the amazing owner, Paloma; through some of my own gifts; gift cards, extra clothing and hair from my fishing trips at Sn@tch, as well as some gacha duplicates I have included from Belle Epoque, Justice, and Fabia (and more!).

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Leather Breastplate and Underbust Corset, Oh My Heck!

MMC has this stunning silver breastplate and underbust corset for just 1 linden for group members.  The group is also FREE to join!  The mix and matcher in me loves the fact that the breastplate and corset are separates, and I’ve already tested around with various applier tops paired with the underbust, and am looking for a long peasant skirt.  Quite excited about it, truth be told. I love the detail of the leather work and the seams are straight, and there are several realistic details of leather included, and the specular properties are spot on.  There is a HUD for the “Rachel Corset” that includes 4 metallic shades. This set is rigged for Maitreya, Ebody, Slink Physique and Hourglass.  They do not, however, come with underwear, I applied this charcoal pair that was part of my 1950’s Housewife Dress from The Little Black Dress, which I’ve had a long while, and use the undergarments part of often, more than I use the dress for roleplay actually!

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Last Chance!

My nails are the last thing in this look that is new to the blog and still available but only for a short time.  I’ve often blogged nails from the huge box of past gifts available from Hello Dave.  This silver ombre, from the palette “29 Shades of Dave” is no exception. It, however, is only available in a Slink Applier.  Also, Maia sent out a notice that all the gifts in the past gift box prior to her starting to design for Maitreya appliers will be shortly removed.  The group is 100L to join, and if you’re a Slink user that’s 188 gifts, if you’re Omega there’s slightly less, and if you’re Maitreya, there’s no need to hurry I suppose, unless you may switch bodies in the future and keep these babies filed away.

The rest of what I’ve included in this styled look is either unavailable or has been covered in this blog previously.  Check the style card at the end of this post for details.

 

Get it!

Hair:  Fabia “Patty -Black” – @ Gacha Guardians Event -75L a pull

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

Eyeshadow: ATIA “ATIA’s Caviar Eye Shadow” 25L or 88L in “Smoke and Mirrors Fatpack” of 8 shadows

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: Elise “*elise* – MakeUp – Nocturne – 6” -past gift at The Chapter 4

Earrings:  Justice “Liza Earrings”  group gift for Gimme Gacha/group FREE to join @ Gacha Guardians Event

Necklace: Secrets -“Bey Necklace” & “Bey Necklace Large” –past gift at The Chapter 4

Breastplate & Corset:  MMC “Rachel Corset” 1L group gift/group FREE to join

Underwear: The Little Black Dress “applier layer from 1950’s Housewife Dress” -179L

Boots:  Justice “Liza Boots – Silver (rare)” 75L a pull @ Gacha Guardians Event

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Kingdom of Alurel

 

 

 

Free Dove Challenge #2

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I’ve decided to do a little something different than usual in this post.  Since it’s a Free Dove challenge post, everything, of course, is available at the Free Dove.  My outfit, however, is limited time, as it’s a January hunt gift. I’ll still discuss the outfit, and add in my usual discussion, but here’s the twist.  I’m going to be pointing out three special items in this outfit that have the ability to be modified.  I’m hopefully going to lead the readers step by step through the directions on how to make these pieces match this outfit, as well as teach the steps to apply it to all outfits.  I’m going to try to keep my language simple, clear, and not rely on too much Second Life lingo as I remember feeling clueless when people and even guides blasted through the information without explaining these words.  I’m going to save that for last, however, and get into the discussion of the outfit!

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The Clothes

Marquess is one of the designers for the Free Dove Mini Hunt this month. If you search around the store for a little gold star you can find several in The Free Dove store and a few more at Marquess’s main store. You’ll need to wear your Free Dove group tag to snag these gifts, but The Free Dove group is FREE to join. Notice how these 3/4 lenght Harem pants are just barely sheer so that when I had a little firelight near one could see a sexy outline of my legs.  The matching wrap top is also in the box!  The “Malma Outfit Red” comes in several sizes:

  • Fitmesh – XS-L
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, and Venus (plus shoes!)
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya (plus shoes!)
  • Ocasin
  • Slink -Physique and Hourglass (plus shoes!)
  • Tonic – Fine and Curvy
  • TM

The Shoes

Just in case anyone couldn’t fit into the shoes included in the Malma Outfit, I’ve worn another pair that can be found in the shoe section of the store.  There are actually 3 pairs in the box of “!MiH Shoes For the Free Dove” by Mutiny in Heaven, this red pair, a black, and a green.  These include a pair for TMP (which Marquesse doesn’t have, but there is a TMP outfit in the outfit hunt prize), as well as Slink, and Maitreya.  If you turn around from the shoe department and look through the casual dresses, you’ll find a set of dresses that are designed to match up with these shoes!  However, since you can see these !MiH shoes in all of my other pictures, I’ve gone ahead and snapped on the shoes that Maquesse has paired with theMalma Outfit.

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The Hair

My hair is from Rezology.  The “Boon” hairstyle is a full and thick French braid ending in a bun.  This hair comes with a color HUD so that you can customize your preferred color.  If you’re not familiar with using a HUD it’s really simple, just add it, instead of wear, and when it loads on your screen simply click for color choice.

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The Makeup

There is one thing I love about having a Standard/Classic Second Life head. Unlike applier makeup, where there can only be one choice, with a classic head, you can use up to 5 different makeup tattoo layers to customize your look.  Some really old viewers may not have the feature enabled, but it’s been years since it has been available, so if you’re not seeing it, make sure you’re running an up to date version.  To stack tattoo layers, from your inventory right click them and choose to add because if you choose to wear you will replace what’s there with a new one instead of layering. This little lesson aside, I’m using the following makeup from the “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection”; “::DS:: Cherry Cute Blush”, “::DS:: Noble Hyssop Eyeshadow”, and “::DS:: Brass Kissable Lips Tattoo”, as well as the mesh pair of eyelashes and used the included black HUD for the lashes.  All of this makeup is layered on top of my skin, which is “AG. Anna Skin – T1 – Black Eyebrows – Cleavage.”  Since I have a mesh body and a standard head, I need to use both the system skin, that looks like a little man doing jumping jacks in the inventory and the omega applier version that comes in a HUD.

I also used a nail polish found the Dulce Secrets box.  The nail polishes offered in this gift are only for Slink hands, so if you have standard or another mesh maker they won’t work for you. I opted for the ‘::DS:: All That Glitters Gold Tip Slink Nail HUD” and chose the cranberry color.

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The Glasses

I always feel naked, even in Second Life without my eyeglasses.  I’ve worn them since I was 8 years old, and being in my 40s, they are just a part of my face now. That said, I’m fairly sure I’ve checked inside all of the female gifts at The Free Dove, and have not found a pair of plain glasses in any.  I did discover a way that I can modify several pairs of sunglasses of different frame types that are included in a special box of several outfits to create some. There is a gift in Casual Section of the store in a box named “Ydea All Gifts” that has over 30 mostly completely styled outfits, including accessories and shoes for many, even a couple of hairs. Several outfits are for system layers, so this is a nice box to pick up if you don’t yet have a mesh body, and also rather nice if you do, because of the mesh shoes and accessories, as well as a few mesh outfits. Now, inside one of the outfits; and in this case, I’m not sure which one it was, because of months ago, before I thought about blogging, much less being one for the Free Dove, I moved them to another folder so they’d be quick to find and named that folder glasses.  Anyway, once you open the outfits, you’ll see that one outfit has some sunglasses simply named “White Sunglasses”, these are the ones I used.  The following instructions will teach you how to customize different areas of an object, make areas transparent, and recolor them.

  • These particular glasses are no copy, normally the first step in any modifying process is to make a copy of the item you are going to change and keep that in case of error.  So in this case only proceed if you are sure you don’t want them as is.
  • The second always-do step is to get onto a pose stand.  If you don’t have one already, I know for certain that the jewelry set out by Glint has them.
  1. To modify these, I think the best option is to wear them, so click on them inside your inventory, right-click and choose “add”, just in case you have something else worn at the same attachment point. A quick way to find them is to use the search feature and put in White Sunglasses.  Don’t close your inventory yet after adding them. This step should look like the picture below. They should now be on your face and bold within your inventory folder.  Screenshot_9
  2. Secondly, once they are on your face, and now bolded in your inventory, right-click them again and choose to Edit.  This will pull up another window.  On your face, they will now be highlighted yellow, and you’ll look like you have arrows coming out of your head in every direction.
  3. Now that you’re in the edit window, chose the tab that says texture in the middle area of the window, select the radio button for Select Face, and I find it easier to uncheck the box for Highlight so I can see clearly how my changes impact the object. The picture below shows all that I’ve chosen. At this point, if you’d like to keep them as sunglasses and not clear the lenses, skip ahead to step 7.Screenshot_10.png
  4. Here’s where it starts to get a touch tricker.  Zoom in on your face with the camera and click the area of the glasses that are the lenses, they will now be somehow marked, usually a  circle on the face of the lenses, or a highlight along the edges if there’s not a large flat face. The highlight on mine is easy to see because they are already clear, but it’s not as clear when they are still shaded. However, the easiest way to tell you are in the right place, in this instance, is that the Texture box will no longer say “multiple textures,” and you’ll see a blue and white checked image with a couple of small white areas in the Texture box.  I no longer have that texture, so I sadly can’t show you.   Please note that going back to sunglasses at this point is not impossible, but it won’t have the reflective appearance as the original does, and is a bit trickier to pull off well.
  5. Next, click on the picture of the texture.  It will load another window with options.  Make double sure that it doesn’t say Multiple Textures in the window before you do anything, and if it does try again to select just the lenses, otherwise you’re about to make the whole thing invisible and it will be frustrating to fix.  I know because I’ve done it!  I am stubborn and self-taught, so I learned through my many errors!
  6. In the new window, you will see some buttons on the bottom middle-left, choose Transparent, this is available to everyone as a texture already in your inventory library. I’m showing a picture of what it should look like, and included my face so that you may see what the highlight looks like when I’ve selected the right area with Select Face on my already clear lenses.  Repeat this step with the left lens as well. (oh and you don’t have to set the Transparenc % to 12, I think I did that accidentally, just ignore that option and all the others I’ve not mentioned.)Screenshot_13
  7. Now you should have clear lenses.  It’s time to move onto the frame of the glasses. Since the lenses are transparent, you can just select the radio button on the right side to Move so that it selects the entire object.  *Side note, if you want to make the frame different colors, there are 5 areas you can individually select just as we did for the lenses, but leaving the texture in the “blank” option.  You can experiment with the various system textures as well, as long as you’re using select face, so you don’t accidentally apply it over the lenses, as this will make them solid.  But if you do make them solid, don’t fret and just repeat the previous steps. Playing around is fun, you can make custom looks, and it’s easy to always go back to blank if you don’t like a particular texture.
  8. Once you have the entire object selected, notice in the edit menu above the texture there is a white rectangle that says “Color” below it, this will load the Color Picker menu. I made an easy choice and it matched pretty well, I just chose the dark red from the boxes of common colors beneath the RGB window.

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    In this step, ignore the fact that I have select face checked, it should be something else.

The Earrings

Once again in the Ydena All Gifts box, there is a folder named “Leonora Outfit,” and I added both of the earrings inside.  I then customized them into the shiny gold that is visible in my pictures using the following steps:

  1. This time you can ignore the texture and leave it as is.  I customized a color that was a fairly close match to my necklace and bracelet, using the RGB window.  Consult the picture for the numbers I used and just input that into the appropriate spaces.Screenshot_14.png
  2. Once you’ve done this, you can drag the main color square, which says ^Current Color^ underneath it, down over the bottom rows of quick colors and put it into one of the extra white boxes.
  3. Next, back in the main edit window, you’ll see 3 radio buttons next to the texture box.  Ignore the first 2, and click the 3rd that says Shininess.  This is the specular menu. Click the drop box that appears and choose Medium.Screenshot_15.png
  4. When you edit the second earring you’ll just click to open the color menu, and choose the color you saved in the rows on the RGB window. Then repeat step 3 on to increase the shine.

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The Necklace and Bracelet

I’m wearing a set I found in the Jewelry Section,  the “[[ Masoom ]] Alia Necklace Unrigged GOLD.”  The basic thing that you need to know about unrigged items, is that you can resize them and change where they are positioned on your body. If it fits well right out of the box you don’t need to do anything.  I needed to do both, so I’ll give a quick rundown of this process.  There are two methods to resize this set, the first is that you may “touch” this item, and because it has a resize script, a menu will appear for you. You can increase or decrease the size in percentages until you get it right.  I, however, prefer to use the “Stretch” option via the edit menu and using the white boxes that appear around the object, resize it manually. The “Stretch” option is located in the radio button section on the top left side of the menu. If you do this make sure that the “Stretch Both Sides” option is checked on the left side of the menu, as well as you being on a pose stand.  Unchecking the “Show Highlight” box will make this easier to see just exactly how it’s fitting you. While not in this particular object, but if you have stretch boxes that are red, blue, or green, they can make an item thicker or thinner in any direction depending on which arrow you chose.  Just something to note for later, or if you’re trying this process with a different item.

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You also may have to move the necklace to a better fitting area of your neck or wrist for your bracelet.  To move the object, you simply check the “Move” radio button, and use your mouse to drag the arrows, selecting either the head or the tail of it, in the direction you want it to move, a different color for each direction, red for the X-axis, green for the Y, and blue for the Z-axis.  You may have to go back and forth between stretching and moving an unrigged item to get a perfect fit.

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That’s it, that’s my outfit for my second Free Dove Challenge. I hope I have taught you that even though The Free Dove is just chock full of wonderful gifts, there are some special things that you can do to always have a perfect match, or inspire your creativity to make your own design by adding texture and/or color. You’ll need to be a member of The Free Dove group to snag these gifts, but The Free Dove group is free to join! As is my usual habit, I’ll end with 3 more pictures of me doing various things in the outfit, so that it can ‘come to life’ so to speak, and show you different angles and posing.

Get it!

Hair: Rezology “Boon”- @   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.

Eyelashes: Dulce Secrets “::DS Mesh Eyelashes” in box “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Eyeshadow: Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Noble Hyssop Eyeshadow”  in box “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Blush:  Dulce Secrets: “::DS:: Cherry Cute Blush” in box “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Lips:  Dulce Secrets: “::DS:: Brass Kissable Lips Tattoo”  in box “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Clothing: Marquesse “Malma Outfit” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Shoes:  Mutiny in Heaven “!MiH Shoes for The Free Dove” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Glasses: Ydea “White Sunglasses” in box “Ydena All gifts”@   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Earrings:  Leonora Earrings – in box “Ydea All Gifts” -“Leonora Outfit”@   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Necklace:  Masoom “[[ Masoom ]] Alia Necklace Unrigged GOLD” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Bracelet: Masoom [ Masoom ]] Alia Bracelet Unrigged GOLD” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Scene from Skybox -$60L Rentals Plus