Autism is a Rainbow

 

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Serendipity “Cutie 11” Pose –FREE @ Redeux .  This pose along with the 3 at the end of the blog are all included, along with several more in Serendipity’s Redeux gift.  You’ll need the Redeux group tag to snag the gifts, but it’s FREE to join!

One of my first thoughts, when I thought to organize The Grow Your Awareness Hunt, was that my goal was not to educate what autism is and isn’t. Sure, there’s a checklist of diagnostic criteria which must be met, but what’s not there in that definition is the unlimited ways in which these few symptoms manifest themselves, influence the lives of a person with autism, and the severity of the impact. So, I love the metaphor of autism as a rainbow.  A rainbow is bright, beautiful, and complete.

This hunt prize from Moonstar on the Sea is all of these aspects, plus it’s just flat out super fun!  Included in this outfit are the bright and sparkly animated wings, the rainbow dress, Omega applier white lace panties, necklace, and bracelet.  I did leave off the jewelry in this post so I could bring you news of an awesome deal on another jewelry set, but they are there in the box, are resizable, and they match perfectly!  The dress comes sized for Maitreya, both Slinks, both Tonics, and all 3 sizes of Belleza.

So, as I’ve been doing, when I blog the hunt gift from a store, I like to do the write up on the store.  I first found Moonstar by the Sea about a year ago when I bought an outfit at the then Fashion Dazzle Event, now just Dazzle Event.  As I do when I find something I like at an event, be it a gift or great deal like the outfit I had purchased, I visit the store. If you’re a deal finder this is the store for you.  Everyone who visits is given a gift to find somewhere in the store.  There are several group gifts for the FREE to join group, as well as lucky letters and midnight/mini mania boards.  If you’re a fan of the news and gift groups, there are several gifts for those as well, as well as a gift at The Free Dove. One other thing, there’s an affiliate area for Alli & Ali Designs (hair) that has a lucky letter chair for that.  Last time I passed through it was a super cute Harley Quinn style. I’ve covered Moonstar a few times before, so there’s always the tag to check on this blog for more examples of her designs.

 

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Superhero landing pose I snagged out of a box in the Freebie Dungeon, it’s uncredited and very old!

 

These shoes which just go beautifully are the hunt prize from Shoe-ddiction.  I actually approached the designer of Shoe-ddiction when I blogged a purple awareness ribbon pair of shoes that she has at The Free Dove and asked if she would be willing to do a set for this hunt.  She kindly agreed and came up with this bright, colorful, and happy pair of shoes in all the colors of the rainbow with an autism awareness puzzle design on the ribbon.  She even added in Maitreya and Belleza sized shoes for us as the original awareness ribbon design shoe came only in Slink!  I’m really grateful that she joined us at the last minute via request!  It was very heartwarming to me.  The Shoe-ddiction store’s group is FREE to join, and there is a male and female group gift available. There are 3 lucky letters which also cycle in some men’s shoes, as well as female shoe gifts for the Mesh Avatar Appearance Maniacs and Third Life groups.  Shoe-ddiction also has a couple of gifts at The Free Dove, and is a regular participant in the mini-hunts.

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Hit Redeux Yet?

Redeux is an event that you’ll want to subscribe to.  Group members of the FREE to join group can scoop up over 40 gifts.  Gifts are great, but it’s the sales you won’t want to miss!  I was looking for something for my hair or face to fit my fairy theme when I decided to take a break and hit up Redeux. So, at the Spyralle Stall, I happened to notice that she had the entire “Spring Leaf Jewelry” set that I’ve had on my to buy list for months for only 50 lindens.  That’s the necklace, earrings, and 2 bracelets, I immediately snatched it up.  However, then I noticed this mask which was next to it, and is also 50 lindens and it was just so perfect for my fairy look that I grabbed it as well.  There’s a HUD included with this Forest Edge Mask that offers you the choice of 4 metals and 6 leaf textures. I chose the texture that matches up with the Spring Leaf set, but if you’ve got any of Spyralle’s clothing with the gorgeous fractal textures, 4 of the choices match up with some of her most popular color combinations.  Oh, and remember the gorgeous Owl Moon dress I wore here? My favorite one of the Owl Moon dresses is on sale for just 30 lindens, regular price 200 lindens!  While this isn’t the prize from Spyralle, the Park Place store of Spryalle does have a lovely hunt prize for the Grow Your Awareness Hunt to be found!

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The butterflies on my face are animated as well.  I found them in that huge box of goodness that is the Dulce Secrets 2017 Collection for The Free Dove.  My nail polish is from Mani-Pedi, and from one of the coolest collection ideas I’ve seen!  There’s a series of palettes all based off of Crayola’s big 64 box, that I  had in elementary school, and likely any other American reading this did as well.  You can buy a single color group, like the greens I am wearing for 70 lindens, or you can buy the mega hud with all 8 palettes, and all 64 colors for 550 lindens.

The rest of my makeup, my skin, and my hair (free lucky chair win!) has all been blogged before, so consult the style card. I want to urge you to participate in The Grow Your Awareness Hunt, and to pass the generosity forward by helping at least one person with Autism feel safe, accepted, and included!

Get it!

Hair:  Tameless “Tameless Evion – Fantasy’ – FREE Lucky Chair win!

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:: Sumptuous Divinity Eyeshadow” – 55L in fatpack

Butterflies:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Emma Butterfly (Add)” ” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Lipstick: Elise “*elise* – MakeUp – Nocturne – 3” -45L in fatpack

Leaf Mask:  Spyralle “Spyralle Forest Edge Mask” -50L @ Redeux until 4/21

Jewelry (Bracelets, earrings, necklace):  Spyralle (Park Place Store) “Spring Leaf Jewelry Set” -50L @ Redeux until 4/21

Nails:  Mani Pedi “Crayonz-Greenz” -70L

Animated Wings and Dress:  Moonstar By The Sea “MESH Rainbow Fairy” –FREE GYA Hunt Prize

Shoes:  Shoe-ddiction “EC Autism Ribbon Sandals” -5L GYA Hunt Prize

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Kingdom of Alurel

 

Vegas Wedding

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Pose by #Helloposes “Christmas 1m)

So, isn’t this gown just divine? It’s available by Papermoon Creations at this round of the Dazzle Event.  I’m simply charmed by it, but… I’m not a girl wanting to get married again, and if that special someone does come along, it’ll be at the courthouse.   So, instead of a fantasy story, I thought I’d give a story about my real wedding, in Las Vegas, NV.  My gamble in Vegas may not have paid out in the very end, but I still loved my wedding!  It wasn’t a drunken spur of the moment affair, we had actually planned it there and took 50 of our close friends and family with us.

One of my favorite memories, and indeed my favorite pictures from the wedding are of me walking across the casino floor in my gown to get the chapel.  They are interesting and amusing for a few reasons, people stopping their glassy-eyed stares at the mesmerizing spins of the slot machines to watch my journey, slight smiles on their faces.  Strangers calling out congratulations and well-wishes, including more than a few salty comments.  In the pictures the contrast of the gaudy and bright casino against the elegant white of my gown.  Maybe most memorable of all, was me being proud of the attention rather than the usual embarrassment of a whole bunch of strangers staring at me.

 

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Flowers in gif:
Yellow Petunias: Sweet Revolutions March Vintage Gacha Gift
Pink Tulips:  “.Lunaria. Pink Tulips” -Group gift/group FREE to join!
Purple Grasses: Lunaria “.Lunaria. Wispy Grass – Spirit”-25L

 

If a picture is worth 1000 words then a 7-second gift should be worth at least 7000.  Everything pictured, with the exception of my ground flowers, makeup, and my jewelry is all included in the package, which sells for 750 lindens.  This includes the base dress, which can easily be worn on its own after the big event.  There’s 2 layers of additional skirt, a beaded and a glitter, both of which have 3 separate layers each; there’s also 2 layers of the veil, glitter and tulle, of which there are front and back pieces; along with the flower crown and flower for the veil attachment, and the bouquet.  Wear it all or mix and match your way into your dream gown.  Still pics just didn’t do justice to how simply gorgeous this dress is, so I hope you enjoy the gif above showing it off a bit. I did decide to show this off in a lovely setting after my casino jaunt.  For some reason, I thought the placement and slight blur of the flowers made me think of Monet, whose paintings I happened to see while on a separate trip to Vegas at the Bellagio.

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Pose by HERA “Engagement”  group gift-group 49L to join!

My jewelry just happens to be April’s birthstone, the diamond.  This month’s release of the complete set of birthstone jewelry that Beloved Jewelry is featuring each month.  For this month, the price for group members is just 50L, and non-group members 99L, and the Beloved Jewelry group is FREE to join!  These sets contain 2 bracelets, bento ring (which comes set for right ring attachment but is easily moved to the left with changing attachment point to left right finger and then editing it into the right position), 2 pairs of earrings, hoops and studs, which are perfect for shifting a little for a double pierced look, as well as a choker, and a separate pendant necklace.  The sweeten the pot, there’s also a texture change script for 12 metals options.  I chose to model it in platinum.  All the past month’s birthstones are still available if you missed out, but not at the discounted price.  If you want this complete set of diamond jewelry for only 50L, head down to Beloved Jewelry, join the group (which includes regular gifts via notices) before the end of the month.  Even if you did miss the past deals for your birthstone they are still quite low priced at 125 lindens for group members, and 245 for everyone else.

You may also notice this nail polish which is rather well coordinated with my lipstick.  No, they aren’t actually from the same store, but one is FREE and the only is only 99L in a fatpack of 6 shades. Take a gamble and guess which is which?  If you thought the nail polish was free, you win!  This is a new gift set out at the Free Dove from Main-Pedi.  There is a HUD of 6 shades in the 21st Century  Fun fact about this set, it’s the very first set of polish that Mani-Pedi released!  You can get in a little piece of SL history if you snag this set.  You’ll need the Free Dove group to scoop this up, but the group is FREE to join.  Pro-tip, if you like these shades, subscribe to the Mani-Pedi feed and bi-monthly gifts of new polishes.  If you guessed the lipstick, you still win as 99L for 6 nude lips is a fantastic deal from The Little Black Dress.  In the box are standard tattoo layer, Omega, Catwa, LeLutka, and Areruka appliers.

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Oh I just thought this little gif of part of the crew at the Ace Cafe for a DJ’d R&B night just looked too much like an after party for a Vegas Wedding, the non-hotel version that is.  And, of course, more of this fabulous skirt and veil.  Sun-Friday at 2 SLT with either DJ Zef or Dj Elvis.  Great company, great music!

The rest of the wedding was interesting.  No, we didn’t get married by Elvis, we got married in a lovely chapel by a man in a purple velvet robe though!  Elvis was included in the reception, however, with my ex-husband giving a lip-syncing to totally horrid and hilarious Elvis impersonation. Nearly everyone in attendance ended up drawn in by the casino after the reception, and we made a big party around the nickel slots, a good choice since nearly everyone was drunk.  That’s about all that’s really fit to share here on the blog, so I’ll leave you with the usual disclaimer, anything not mentioned in the writing has been blogged before, so consult the style card at the end!

 

^ 1st Pose by Po^Z “Euphoria 2 available in a set at Dazzle!” Side two are Belle Poses Miranda Series.

Get It!

Hair:  Truth “TRUTH / Farryn” – single color palette HUD – 250L

Complete Bridal Set (Veil, dress, bouquet) Papermoon Creations -750L @ Dazzle Event!

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* Nude 3 Lipstick LG” -99L (fatpack)

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

Nail Polish:  Mani-Pedi “21st Century Polish”  @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Ballagio Games 

 

 

 

Morning in the Springtime

 

 

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Belle Poses “Liv 3”

I’ve always loved when it’s warm enough to wake up at dawn and step outside and enjoy the still, calm quiet before the world gets busy again.  No tv, no radio, no electronics; just me and a caffeinated beverage and something that stimulates my creativity.  This also means no work documents and no newspaper.  I just immerse in one of those moments where I can simply be human. Which for me, also means staying in my comfy clothes for as long as possible, I think I live for pajama days.  So I have a pretty simple look today, a couple of unique Dazzle Event finds and a few group gifts.

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This sweet and very comfortably soft shift dress I think is perfect sleepwear or loungewear, but pretty enough that I don’t have to worry about shocking the paperboy while I’m sitting outside while I’m in my usual ratty Dr. Suess micro-fleece.  Ok, maybe that was a bit of fantasy, nowadays the paper deliverers just drive by and toss it with barely a look, but I liked the idyllic picture of the first. In my picture, of course, he was no boy, something more along the lines of Colin Firth.  So yea, a bit of a dream, but rolling out of bed in looking cute enough to impress Colin Firth, that takes something really special, and of course that won’t wrinkle.

The “Betsy Crochet Dress” that I’m wearing is an Exclusive at Dazzle by TRS Designs.  I love how soft it looks, the crochet texture is really lovely with the butterflies and roses worked in a way that certainly appears 3 dimensional. The pink ruffle and bow are semi-sheer adding another element of ultra-femininity.  It comes rigged for Maitreya, both Slinks, all 3 Bellezas, and TMP.  You can only buy it at Dazzle for now, and it has a pretty nice low price at 99 lindens.

 

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Belle Poses “Genji 1L’ – yep a great dollarbie!

 

The Power of Two

I’m actually not talking about coffee, even if it usually takes me 2 cups to get motived for anything! Even though I don’t bring a radio out with me, sometimes feeling music in my head can spur the emotions and pictures in my mind that turn around and weave themselves into a story that I’m writing in my mind.  Works best while my mind is clear and relaxed, and before I sit back down in front of the harsh LED lights of my laptop screen to put all my thoughts and pictures into written form.  What you may not have known about me, is that I not only love music, but I also sing and play when I can.  With a bit of work and regular practice, I can be barely non-offensive when I perform. Never stopped me from loving it though.

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Sharing my love for music in this delicate necklace.  The “Power of Two Necklace” allows me to wear a bit of that love on my person.  Two delicate charms dangle from a double strand of omega chains, one being a single bar of music, and the other a heart created by alto and bass clefs embellished with tiny amethysts.  There was also something really personal, I  happen to sing alto, and so the combination of alto and bass clefs can in a way represent the male and female hearts combining, and the dangling heart with an obvious joining of two halves of a heart also symbolizing this.  The Power of Two necklace can be purchased from Stone’s Works at the Dazzle Display for 225 lindens.

 

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I show off all of my Truth VIP group gifts once I get them, today is no exception, I am charmed by this full and loose French Braid, which of course includes both a style HUD and all of Truth’s colors. The Truth VIP Group is 250L to join.  Also, a group gift, and in true Mixmatchmissy style, I used just the bottoms of a set of pink lacy pajamas that are a group gift at Leronso/Goldie Studios.  These pink shortie pajama bottoms are edged in white lace and fitted for Maitreya, both Slinks, all three Bellezas, and Werewolf.  The Leronso Group is 50L to join, and there are several past gifts available.  My pink fade nail polish is a gift for The FabFree group at Hello Dave!. The palette includes 6 soft spring pastel fades, as you can see I am wearing pink.  The FabFree group is and always be FREE to join!

The rest of my look is either unavailable or has been blogged before! So I’m going to sign off here and make some breakfast.  You know the drill, anything not discussed above has either been blogged before or is unavailable!

Get it!

Hair: Truth “Bewkie” – March group gift/group 250L to join.

Sunglasses:  Belle Epoque “Belle Epoque { Summertime } Sunglasses GIFT” March Vintage Fair

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)

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

Necklace:  Stone’s Works “The Power of Two” -225L @ Dazzle

Nails:  Hello Dave! “Spring Fades” -gift for the FabFree group/ group FREE to join.

Dress:  TRS Designs “Betsy Crotchet Dress” -99L @ Dazzle

Shorts:  Leronso/Goldie Studios“GS// Lacy pajamas DOWN-pink” -Group gift/group 50L to join

Props and landscaping:

Tea Mug:  Olive “Bun Tea Mugs” -150L

Slippers:  What Next “Toasty Slippers” -Subscriber gift.

Yellow Petunias: Sweet Revolutions March Vintage Gseacha Gift

Red Maple Tree:  Simply Shelby “Spring Maple with wildflowers – vip april” -group gift/group FREE to join!

Blossoming Tree:  Odditorium“oDD – tHIN  bLOSSOM tREE (LI=1)” – 45L in a pack of 4 trees of various colors

Pink Tulips:  “.Lunaria. Pink Tulips” -Group gift/group FREE to join!

Book & Guitar are just common furniture rezzes.

Sim:  Garden for Lovers scene @ $60L Plus Skybox Rentals

 

Missy the Human

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On the far away island of Kurkenbrai

Missy the Human was Queen of the Fae

And the beasts, and the people, the plants and the trees

The land was affluent and all lived with ease

Her subjects had everything that they might need

And all were quite happy, quite happy indeed.

Forgive my poor at attempt at Dr. Suess fanfiction, all in good fun! Now, as most every other Dr. Suess story, there is a bit of a cautionary tale, moral, hidden critique of humans woven through Yertle the Turtle. Now, Yertle is a bad turtle king.  Naturally, Missy the Human would be the queen of all queens; and if I were the queen of all I see, I would be in a very high tower of stone, not on the back of my subjects, turtle or otherwise.  Therefore, my fantasy can end without a cautionary tale, as Missy the Queen is practically perfect in every way.  Missy the human also brings you knowledge of several fantastical deals, some quite inexpensive, some not under 100 lindens, but between Missy Math™ and Missy desire, I have quite a bit to show off today, most, however, will be in annotated style card format.

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Purple is the color of royalty, so when I saw this dress from Moonstar by the Sea as an exclusive at Dazzle, I was taken on this flight of fancy. Most that you see featured from neck to toe is included in the outfit; the necklace, the dress, and the strappy shoes.  The dress is really something special, the texture of the main body is a gorgeous purple with golden flowers, and the edging is done in a subtly animated sparkle. Even with 3 pieces in this set, the price is only 150 lindens, and you know what that means in terms of Missy math since I love to be about that mix & match potential. The Arya Gown comes fitted for Maitreya, both Slinks, all 3 Bellezas with coordinating shoes for each.  Since the shoes are hard to see peeping out from under the floor length skirt, and still photos just do not do justice to the sparkle, I captured a little gif on the graphics settings that I think most likely use for standard play.  There’s also an absolutely fabulous rich jewel emerald green in crushed velvet version of this dress available.

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Also, a little peek of Harshland’s flowers, to be credited.

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Hair:  Alli & Ali “Serene Hair, Ash” -Blondes pack 250L *I, however, got this as a special dollarbie Promo, which is now no longer listed as such, but was so perfect for my vision that I had to use it.  But here you find my cautionary tale, it’s smart to check the Alli & Ali marketplace store often to watch for these low priced promos! Alli & Ali also has an exclusive this round of Dazzle, so don’t miss that either.

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Earrings:  Spyralle-Park Place Store “Talisman of Hope Earrings-Amethyst” -150L

p.s.  There’s also a stunning matching necklace for 200L, and 6 total gem colors in all.

p.p.s. Both were on sale last weekend for just 50L, reason enough to either subscribe to the Spyralle store and get all these sale notices, which includes occasional subscriber gifts, or to join the group for 250L and get all the gifts and perks!

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

Eye Gems: Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Noble Eye Ornament”  in the box “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join. *includes the diamond under the nose.

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One of the perks of keeping my standard head is that I get to layer lipsticks to get custom colors.  This works best when you use the same designer as they tend to have similar shapes, not always though, so try the demos if you want to simulate this technique. I prefer to add the lightest, most sheer one last to create the best blend.  Oh well, you know, I also did the same thing with my eye makeup!

Lipstick 1: The Little Black Dress “*LBD* Damask 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

Lipstick 2:  Little Black Dress “*LBD*Glossy Sheer Lipstick – Violet” – 149L (in fatpack with 12 shades for classic avatar tattoo and Slink Applier)

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Nails:   Dark Passions “Purple Rain”- group gift/group 100L to join

Ring:  Slipper “Slipper – Bella Ring” *bento for Maitreya or Slink Hands – former Enchantment Hunt prize

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Belly Jewel:  Beloved Jewelry-Emerald Bay Store“Beloved Jewelry “Mishka Belly Piercing(Texture Change/Pt Mesh)” -part of a complete set of Necklace, bracelets, earrings, and this belly piercing.  It is an older creation of Miss Kimbra’s and has a texture change set that contains less, but different customizable options than the latest texture change C script does. I’m wearing it here in the etched gold 2 and amethyst options.  It’s still fairly sonic drink math worthy though! I’ve mentioned to Kimbra a time or two that I would love to see these etched metals come back in some newer pieces! 425 lindens for the complete set, or between 100 and 185 lindens for individual pieces, this belly ring being 100 lindens.

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I had just way too much fun when I designed this scene. I started with a camping scene that’s one of the scenes in my multi-scene skybox rental. I was able to turn off the picnic blanket and tent, just leaving this island with hills, a waterfall, a running stream, and opening to a lake.  Perfect for what I had in mind. Then I went nuts putting out ground cover, long grass, fluffy grass, 3 types of regular flowers, and 3 colors of animated flowers!  Then the animated trees, 3 different types and designers, with of one having multi-colored options. These I will be posting gifs of! All of it built around this Fairy Tale tower.  I’ll probably be repeating this scene again.  Now for the ground covers, I’m not 100% sure what is all actually visible in the entirety of my pictures, but I’m gonna list all that I used.

Grass: Lunaria “.Lunaria. Tall Grass” -25L

Dandelions:  Lunaria “.Lunaria. Dandelion Field” -25L

Multiple Flowers and Fluffy grass:  Lunaria – group gifts/group FREE to join (I literally use these group gifts all the time. There’s the fluffy grass, and 5 separate flowers, there are also trees, bushes, trellises and archways available.)  Great for builders!

Blue Petunias: Sweet Revolutions March Vintage Gacha Gift

Animated Flowers:  Harshlands “[HL] Flower Field” – I used the cyan, mint, and gold, but there’s also a crimson in the box.  Missy math applies! – 4 for 200L make that 50L each!

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Still-life pictures simply could not do the things mentioned in this post justice so I have yet another gif for you.

Ice blue lights tree with rotating bubbles: Sweet Revolutions  “~*SR*~ Winters Hollow ~ Lights of Elune cm” past gift at January’s MidWinter Fair

Glitter Trees:  Bad Katz “Glitter Tree Bent” –200L on the marketplace, set of 4 trees, green, gold, blue and red, and I used blue and gold.

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Now that the last tree that I added and wasn’t part of the original skybox scene, I didn’t do justice to. I actually hurriedly grabbed the above picture for a more focused shot on normal graphics so that I could single it out, but it still doesn’t do it enough justice.  But, there’s always the next post, since I will be using this again as it has poses!  There’s a purple crescent swing chair to sit on.  Sitting there didn’t fit my vision today, but it’s too cool not to use for another photo shoot.  You can snatch a copy of this “= MB = MoonTree in purple, animated” at this round of Dazzle for 125 lindens from MB Content Creators, but no fear, it will be hanging around in the main store for 139 lindens after.  If you visit the main store, you can consider joining the in world group for 35 lindens and keep up with the news and updates, as well as land yourself some regular group gifts.

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Tower with Animations:  Exposeur “Fairytale Tower” –300L Marketplace only

So, you’re looking at about 3 days worth of work for me on this post!  Not at all sure if you can tell, but I hope you can, an awesome new friend taught me a few new graphics settings that I think have much improved my pictures, and I can’t help showing off just a little over the journey I’ve made from taking pics on midday setting at 512×512 size! Now, I get to show off just a bit more by showing you some more of the included animations with the tower. No following style card this time, so let me just wish you happy shopping!

 

A Gem of a Find

I’m happier than a kid in a candy shop with Kat posting of us again! Once again, please go read this amazing blog! You won’t be disappointed with either kat or the entire FabFree Group which is just an amazing blog and service for the Second Life Community!

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Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you are having a super weekend.  I’ve been feeling under the weather in RL for the past few days, but I’m finally getting better.  What is it about spring colds?  With the warmer weather, I thought I was in the clear as far as viruses go, but Mother Nature proved me wrong.  Ripley has been raring to go for his regular walks, so we decided to venture further down the trail of the Grow Your Awareness Hunt.  We have two more prizes to share with you tonight.  I hope you like them as much as I do!

The Hues of the Opal…

Both of my items today can be found in the Little Black Dress shop.  The generous designer has set out not one, but two free hunt gifts for the Grow Your Awareness Hunt.  First, the gorgeous Opal Dress features a sleeveless design, v-shaped neckline…

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Showing off the Love

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Pose by *{( konpeitou )}* and unnamed in a bento pose series from OUAN Hunt.

So, for my first post of me with my Grow Your Awareness Hunt gifts, it was hard for me to choose who I wanted to go first! I did show a few that I wore on the opening day of the hunt in my Flickr feed already. However, here on the main blog, I want to make sure that each and every one of these special designers gets full attention from me!  I have to confess, that I spent the opening day of the hunt in tears, the good happy kind.  I was just so pleased with absolutely everything, the generosity of old and new friends, and the love and attention they gave to their designs; as well as the positive feedback I was getting from hunters, not to mention the support from FabFree, and Nessmarket. It’s all been far more successful then I had dreamed of when I started this project. I’ve simply been awed and amazed.  I’ve spent the better part of 3 days thinking about how I really wanted to present this information, and show my absolute thankfulness to these designers and really share what they have to offer beyond just a hunt gift.

Since it is impossible for me to chose a favorite, I decided I’d pick a theme that would go with my son’s favorite activities, as the desire to make the world more aware of  autism, in order to create a kinder world for he and others not considered neurotypical, is why I organized this hunt in the first place. Mr. Little Man loves to be outside more than anything, and he can spend hours watching fish. So I settled on something I would wear to the park with him, and luckily had this adorable pond with animated fish to set up.  I’ll be showing off 4 of the gifts from the hunt, along with another FREE hair,  a great deal on applier leggings, and a few other touches!

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Make New Friends….

Well, I think the fairest way to do this post will be head to toe, so let’s begin with the hat! [iK01] Industrial Kitty is the creator of this hat.  I was really impressed by his artistic design; it’s colorful and unique, with realistic stitching and details in the brim, sizing band, and even the button detail on the top. There are 2 snapback caps in the gift package, a black one and this white that I am wearing. ⓈԋλƊℒץ McƇυƖƖєη, the owner and designer, features eyes and nail polishes in his shop.  There is a group that’s 20 lindens to join that has group gifts, discounts to store purchases, and other member-only sales.  There are a few snags to be found for the deal finders in his shop too.  There’s a Pride (rainbow) nail polish that’s FREE to anyone, a totally adorable pair of shoes with matching nail-polish as a dollarbie (likely shown off soon), as well as some applier eyes, and a couple of tank tops! Along with the GYA Hunt, he’s also currently participating in the Jester’s Revenge Hunt. But, best of all to me, is that I have met yet another wonderful person in Second Life that I can call a friend.

It worked out fairly amazingly well that this group gift hair from Pr!tty, just happened to fit perfectly under this hat!  No adjusting of either was needed other than slight positioning.  This Aliya Hair comes both rigged and unrigged, with a windy and a normal version (I’m wearing normal), as well as  4 different headdress jewels, which I’m not modeling, and all of Pr!tty’s color HUDS.  I’m not sure how long it will last, but as of writing this post, the Pr!tty group is still temporarily FREE to join!

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Pose by Luane’s World “A Quiet Life”

But Keep the Old….

Glint first appeared in my second outfit post and has been a regular feature on my blog ever since.  You can check the Glint tag to see what I’ve blogged from the store.  I first found Glint through The Free Dove, as she is a really generous supporter of The Dove. Besides a few gifts in the Free Dove store, Glint regularly participates in the mini-hunts with up to 10 free gifts each time, most recently in February.  Honestly, if you like the hunts, Glint is a great place to be, as she participates in several, even has won some awards for it!  Membership to the Glint in-world group is FREE, with regular gifts for members, sometimes even these fabulous 75% off coupons.  I probably get the most use out of the credit back for purchases, I tend to save up a bit, then blow the lot on one of the great weekly sales she has.  There’s also a very relaxing spot for 7 Seas Fishing to reel in some jewelry.  Glint is also quite a good place to go for custom jewelry and has examples and order forms set up in her store.

Oh, but the necklace!  She created a casual, every day, unisex necklace for us! There’s a silver puzzle piece inlay on the pendant, accented with red and silver beading on a leather cord.  With the length hitting the top of the breastbone it’s great to match with most shirts, and fell perfectly with the higher side of this of this off the shoulder sweater.

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Pose by EKC “By Chair Sit” Series- Lucky Chair Win!” *EKC has the adorable stuffed penguin as a GYA Hunt Prize who has a prime spot in the Mixmatchmissy group house and hunt headquarters!

Now that I’ve mentioned this sweater there’s no going back! MOoH! has gifted this “Missy Sweater” as the prize for the GYA Hunt.  Oh yes, I’m grinning hugely every time I see this name!  But my squishy happy feelings aside, there’s a HUD included for 3 different color versions of this “Accept, Understand, Love” design, and the blue has a choice of a red, yellow, and blue puzzle piece design that goes over the shoulder of the left side of the sweater.  I love love love how the texture is tried and tested and doesn’t distort the wording even with my boobs!  Dalriada did such an awesome job that I teased her that she designed it with my boobs exactly in mind, which she denied, she’s just cool like that. There’s a generous amount of sizes in the prize too:

  • Standard Sizing (with Optional Alpha) XS-L
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • TMP
  • Ebony Classic

Oddly, I don’t remember how I first stumbled into the MOoH!  store.  If I had to guess it would be through one of the news and gift groups she participates in, which are FabFree, Third Life, and Teleport Hub.  I wish I could remember, but MOoH has just wiggled itself into my Second Life routine that it feels like I’ve always been there, in the best sort of way that is.  MOoH has an amazing, kind, and fun designer at the head, she’ll hop in chat and joke with us, remind us not to miss out and her gifts and steals all over the grid, in contrast to just sending out reminders of new releases. She’s quite active in hunts and events, there’s always something interesting going on.  And then, there’s the group itself, which I’ve talked about just about every month since I started blogging back in September.  The MOoH group is 100 lindens to join, and included in that membership is a monthly group gift, 150 linden gift card every month, a raffle for a chance to win a 500 linden gift card each month, and weekly member only sales! All in all, a store worthy of my coveted group spots and one I won’t leave until either the store or myself are gone from Second Life!

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Pose by HERA (note store has moved, new landmark!)”HERA ((Sitting Bento Pose)) August Group Gift” – group 49L to join!

One is Silver and the Other’s Gold….

Or Silver, gold and every other color in the spectrum? Since I didn’t get a good shot of the nails I wore the other day in Mani-Pedi’s “Dreamscapez” palette that’s available at Dazzle, I made an attempt to get one today!  I wouldn’t call it a good one, for some reason pics of nails are not a strong point in my mediocre photography skills, but at least you can see them! Naturally, I opted for the rainbow spectrum to coordinate with this full-fledged autism awareness look, but there are 6 choices available on this palette for 70 lindens. Plus, I got a chance to have a chat with the designer, whom I find simply awesome!  Upbeat, fun and kind, someone I want to support on here for sures!

Aside from all the other wonderful deals at Sn@tch, like a new fishing outfit, and updated lucky boards again this week, there’s a wall inside the entrance to the left side that features a ton of free and cheap snags for anyone. These November leggings, if you didn’t get them in a past fishing bag, are available here for just 30 lindens.  However, even if you did get the ones from The Baby It’s Cold Fish -4-This, there are 2 more colors available in this sale pack, making it a full 10.

Missy Math is required to justify my shoe purchase!  This rainbow checkered pattern is one of 10 included in the Patterns FatPack for Pink Cream Pie‘s latest release of the “Becky Shoes”.  This fatpack runs 750 lindens so I’m already mathing it down to 75 lindens a pair.  But, if I count in this month’s monthly VIP credit, that takes another 100 lindens off the top, now we’re down to 65 lindens a pair; then there was the fact that for National Pi Day, Vaygah gave us all an additional 314 lindens credit, and further, if I toss in all the 10%’s I got back each time I bought something recently… well long story short, I only needed to add about 300 lindens to my credit, so then we’ll just go back and divide that 300 lindens by 10, and I come up with 30 lindens for this pair! Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. Oh, if you’re curious, the Pink Cream Pie Vip Group is 250 lindens to join. Benefits include a monthly group gift, several past group gifts, group lucky boards, 100 lindens credit each month, plus 10% back on purchases into that credit pool. Back to the shoes though, there are 10 textures available, I really like the ice cream ones too!  I won’t discuss them all, but here’s a screen cap of the two HUDs pages so you can see what’s all included in this pattern pack.

 

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Pose:  West End “[ west end ] Poses – Angles – Pose Collection” FabFree Gift -Group FREE to join!
 There’s More!

If you look back in the far left corner of the pic above, you can see the hunt gift from the Odditorium, it’s the flowering bush in the pot, which has a texture change script for 5 rose colors or leaves only, this is copy so you can set out as many as you like. The Odditorium has plants, trees, a few furnishings, and buildings, all scattered about organically through the sim.  The prices are very reasonable!  I picked up both of the flowering trees shown in these pics, the thick and thin, in 4 colors of each in the box,  for only 45 lindens.  I am just all about flowers lately in Second Life, so both this hunt gift and the amazing prices at the Odditorium have made me very happy indeed.  I can also promise you that Bomph is a gentle and kind spirit, and one of the first ladies that I’ve become rather close with in Second Life.

The Ruins Fish Pond was a past hunt prize from Simply Shelby, and I did check the marketplace to see if it were still available, and I didn’t see this one.  If you like, there are a few other versions of their fish ponds, which come with these adorably animated goldfish starting as low as 125 lindens.  I’ve actually started becoming a bit of a fan of Simply Shelby, and recently bought something amazing that I will be using very soon, stay tuned! I also snagged my long grass from Lunaria at her booth at that same event for only 25 Lindens, but it is available the Lunaria store for the same price.

Why do I feel so out of breath just typing this post up?  Mega info dump!  But I hope my introductions and descriptions of those generous designers on the GYA Hunt increased your knowledge of them.  It’s extremely important for me, and I’m sure I’m not alone, to support folks in Second Life who are cheerful, generous, and creative. With the exception of Shelby, (not saying she’s mean but,  I’ve not had the opportunity to meet her), I’m happy to say that each and every designer listed in this post is kind, generous, and unique, and most are good friends on top of that.  Remember when snagging hunt items, that the goal is to pay love forward, make the next person with autism that you encounter feel safe, included, and accepted!

Get it!

Hat: [iK01] Industrial Kitty “[iK01] Snapback Cap – GYA W” –FREE GYA Hunt Prize

Hair: Pr!tty “Aliya Hair” – Group gift/ group temporarily FREE to join!

Necklace: Glint “Silver beaded Awareness necklace” -1L GYA Hunt Prize!

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:: Blue Lagoon Artistique Eyeshadow” – in fatpack of 5 shades -99L

Lipstick:  The Little Black Dress “LBD Scarlet Large Supreme Lipstick Tattoo” 1L on Marketplace (GYA Hunt Designer!)

Sweater:  MOoH! “Missy Sweater” -FREE GYA Hunt Prize

Pants:  Sn@tch “(Grey Tweed) November Leggings” -30L SALE in Fatpack

Nails:  Mani-Pedi “Dreamscapz” -70L @ Dazzle

Shoes: Pink Cream Pie “Becky *Materials* -Pattern Pack” -750L (fatpack of 10)

Body: Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Day in the Park Scene $60L Plus Rentals

Potted Rose: Odditorium“oDD sTANDARD pOTTED rOSE (click to change flowers)” –FREE GYA Hunt Prize

Peach Flowering Tree:  Odditorium“oDD – tHIN pEACH bLOSSOM tREE (LI=1)” – 45L in a pack of 4 trees of various colors

White Flowering Tree: Odditorium “oDD – bIG wHITE bLOSSOM tREE” -45L in a pack of 4 trees of various colors.

Grass: Lunaria “.Lunaria. Tall Grass” -25L

Fish Pond:  Simply Shelby “Ruin Goldfish Pond” –hunt gift at past Medieval Fantasy Faire 7.

 

Modern Witch

 

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Pose by Hera “Touch”

 

April is just an amazing month for fantasy lovers in Second Life and I am super excited.  Most everyone in the fantasy/roleplay scene knows that the much anticipated Fantasy Faire is coming up in just a few weeks. However, here’s something else, Dazzle is also featuring Fantasies and Dreams in this month’s round!  I know I’m going to be having a ton of fun this month with all these wonderful creations feeding my desire for the mystical, improbable, and creative adventures I crave in my Second Life. So, before I spend much of the month delving more deeply into roleplay, I thought I’d do a little-tongue-in-cheek bit, about what it would be like if, I, Missy, were a modern witch.

Missy the Modern Witch would definitely wear leggings and t-shirts! I’d be the type of witch with an herb garden, and I don’t see me bending in the dirt in some sort of flowy robe. I’d grow herbs (such as basil and parsley) and …herbs.  The ellipses and the italics here making all the difference, whether or not the herb has any natural benefit of its own, the fact that it’s grown in my witches garden would, of course, make them all that much more effective. Or maybe, just because I, as a witch said so. Totally ripping this from Terry Pratchett and how the witches in Discword are so adept at headolgy.  I would be a younger and hotter version of Granny Weatherwax if I were a witch.

 

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Yep, lol, I did it, two angles of the same bento pose!  It just worked for looking like I was investigating the items on the shelf, sorry not sorry!  Pose, Hera- Touch

Quite magically, I was able to charm the lucky boards at Oubliette to show an M, which netted me this fantastic pair of “Occult Slick Leggings” It may require a bit of patience if your magic isn’t particularly strong that day, but wearers of Maitreya, both Slinks, or all Three Bellezas, who are members of the still FREE to join Petite Mort & Oubliette VIP group can look forward to possibly winning their own pair!

Missy the Modern Witch would also definitely put up with less crap than Missy the mortal woman does.   I guess it doesn’t really require me to be phantasmagorical to practice my bitch craft, which is a skill I only bring out for those who fully deserve it. Which, thankfully for me, is not a skill I practice often, although I have become quite adept at wielding this power when the situation demands, thanks to growing up with older, picky siblings, especially brothers.  This totally amazing tee, which has magically brought me smiles since the day that I found it on a hunt at the Winter Solstice event last winter, is also a group gift at Oubliette!  The “Bitch Craft Tee” comes sized for Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Venus, Isis, and TMP mesh bodies.

 

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Missy the Modern witch would still wear a black brimmed hat, but mostly just to keep the sun off my pale skin while working in the ….herb garden.  Pointy hats, however, I feel are for Halloween and Fairy Tales so a nice normal floppy hat will do very nicely indeed.  My magic was finally able to overcome the rush at Pr!tty that immediately followed this recent suspension of group fees (still FREE btw!)  I won this “Frost” hair by again charming the lucky board like I did at Oubliette.  Since Missy the Modern Witch is magical, it was easy to strip all the color from my raven locks and rock this brilliant white.  However, you don’t have to possess occult powers to change the colors of your very own Frost hair, as ALL of Pr!tty’s color HUDS are included.  There’s also a skull bandana mask included, if for example, your powers are not yet strong enough to overcome seasonal allergies and your garden requires you to be outdoors!  But, Missy the Modern Witch is definitely not bothered by such mundane things, therefore, I’ve no need to wear it.

 

I Would Always be Dazzling!

Missy the Modern Witch would be, unfortunately, still rather addicted to shopping, especially those exclusive and creative finds that exist. Maybe I could conjur money to spend instead of conjuring items? Even though I do work for the Dazzle event, and therefore have several items passed to me to blog each month.  I do still shop there!  Actually, I went a bit overboard this round, but it was all up my alley, and hopefully, most will be investments in keeping my pics fresh.  I don’t ever want to fall into that rut of everything looking the same, even if I did use the same pose twice this time, sometimes, I guess, the wheel just doesn’t need to be reinvented.  I’m wearing two things from this Dazzle round in this pic, well 4 I suppose if you count the jewelry pieces individually, since they are sold that way, and the fun dark apothecary coffin shelving is also from Dazzle.  Maybe I should leave it a mystery as to which are Missy purchases and which are blogger boxes? I don’t want that to distract from my honest opinions on things, regardless if I spent lindens or not.  Mostly, I buy from Dazzle because I have a personal moral to put my money where my mouth is, and I try to spread those limited dollars around. My, but I am rambling, I guess sometimes I just want to explain why I am a different sort of blog.

 

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So when I did see this Dark Apothecary from MB Content Creators, I totally mentioned to the designer that I found it fun.  She rebutted that it was supposed to be scary! Which caused me to counter with the point of being scared is fun!  I’m still going to stick with fun! Even though, in my opinion, Missy the Modern Witch is far from scary, ok, that’s just because the thought of me being scary period is just laughable.  But, I can still be mysterious.  Plus, I love the idea of throwing in this ancient touch of the unknown and frightening with regards to witches, even if I’m a modern one!  I’m really into the details of this piece too. The textured old wood, the ancient tomes of knowledge, the dodgy looking bottles filled with the distillations of my …herbs.  My favorite aspect though, is the natural elements in the design, especially the flowering ivy with lights.  I’ve always felt that Witches were more masters of the natural world and less about pulling things out of mid-air so to speak.  This Dark Apothecary is exclusive to this round of Dazzle and can be purchased for 200 lindens!  I also want to urge you to go check out the main store, there are some really unique things to check out, and I have my mind on trying out something I”‘ve never encountered before, a mystical experience of lights, of course, once these Spring induced rain migraines and sinus pressure headaches are in the past.  Sigh, for sure, Missy the Modern witch would not suffer from those.

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My Beloved, Kimbra, designer of Jewelryhas once again released a stunning set of cannatile work! The Thaliana set features these stunning spirals of the fine metal wire with swirls of even finer metal cannatile cascading from the main design.  Even witches in stretch leggings need drama somewhere on their person.  I especially love the huge bento ring, which covers nearly the entirety of my finger. I’m modeling it in pewter and tanzanite, but all the pieces in this 5 piece set, of which I’m modeling only the choker, necklace and ring in this post, have a texture change script for 12 metals and 33 gem choices.  Each piece of the set can be purchased separately for the low price of 50 lindens each, exclusively this month at Dazzle. In case you were confused about what I did there in my first sentence, this is of course about Beloved Jewelry.

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Ok, I will admit, my last Dazzle detail wasn’t a blogger box, and thank goodness because I got zero good pics of it! It’s been a long time since I bought myself a new manicure, and I will admit it’s mostly laziness, it’s too easy to just pick something from my hands and feet utility hud (and then I don’t have to write about it either, *blush*.)  But I rather liked the exclusive from Mani-Pedi at this round.  I snagged it, as it’s full of those things that catch my eye, sparkly, jewel tones, multicolored and unique.  To purchase from the Mani-Pedi Stall touch the item, then chose which hud you’d like either Maitreya, Omega, or Slink, and then click again to pay.  This Dreamscapz set comes with 6 options in the color palette and sells for 70 lidens.

OH, But the Shoes!

I bet you didn’t know that Missy the Modern Witch traveled back in time and subconsciously influenced Dalriada of MOoH to give out 150L gift cards as a gift each month did you?  Oh, but I did, so that when I then consciously joined the group, and consciously started this blog, I could use that gift card to buy whatever I desired then blog it using magical Missy Math to get each item under my definition of cheap!  Anyway, I had to have these “Poppy” Tip Toe Ballerina shoes, they are 199 lindens, but with my monthly VIP gift card, I got them for 45!  The shoes come rigged for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink and there’s a really big hud to customize various areas of the shoes. There are other benefits to the MOoH! group of course, all of which I have talked about a bunch!  The group is 100L to join.  If you head down there, don’t forget the two hunt items which are hidden, one of which is the “Missy” sweater from the Grow Your Awareness Hunt.  I just love that name, don’t you?

Missy the Modern Witch would be much like the real me, in that I believe in reusing and recycling, therefore, there are several other little details in this blog that have been seen and blogged before, sometimes all the time.  Which leaves me to sign off the usual advice, anything not written about has been blogged before and the credits are listed in the style card.

Get it!

Hair:  Pr!tty “Frost” – Lucky Letter Prize!  (group temporarily 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)

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

Lipstick:  Elise “*elise* – MakeUp – Nocturne – 1” -45L in fatpack

Choker:  Beloved Jewelry “Beloved Jewelry: Thaliana Choker (Texture Change) C”-50L @ Dazzle

Necklace: Beloved Jewelry “Beloved Jewelry: Thaliana Necklace(Texture Change) C” -50L @Dazzle

Shirt:  Oubliette “Bitch Craft Tee” – group gift/group temporarily FREE to join!

Leggings:  Oubliette:  “Occult Slick Leggings” -Lucky Letter – group temporarily FREE to join!

Ring:  Beloved Jewelry “Beloved Jewelry: Thaliana Ring R Finger Bento(Texture Change) C” -50L @Dazzle

Nails:  Mani-Pedi “Dreamscapz” -70L @ Dazzle

Shoes:  MOoH!  “Poppy Tip Toe Ballerina” – 199L

Witches Shelves – MB Content Creators  “= MB = The Dark Apothecary” -200L @ Dazzle

Body: Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Atellier Scene at $60L plus Skybox rentals

 

Growing My Awareness

Absolutely wonderful post by Kat over at FabFree, a favorite blog and blogger of mine. Please visit Fabfree, like this post, and considering supporting the group, they provide a great community service for designers and customers alike, and now me! =)

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Rockin' the Polka Dots

Hello there, Fabulouses, and Happy April!  It’s always so exciting to have a new month roll around, so my pal Ripley and I can dust off his tracking harness and hit the trail.  My outfit today is from an April hunt that is not only fun, but also works to raise awareness about Autism, which affects 1 in 50 children.  I am so happy to do my part to support MixMatchMissy with this endeavor.  Her goal with this hunt is to encourage people to “pay it forward by thinking of how you can assist at least one person with autism into feeling safe, included, and valued.”  If you’d like to learn more about Autism or the Grow Your Awareness Hunt, please take a moment to visit MixMatchMissy’s blog post about the topic.

Rockin’ the Polka Dots

This adorable crimson frock with white polka dots from Thirteen is just simply adorable! …

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Free Dove Challenge #8

 

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Pose: Absolute Poses -Model 40

 

As promised I bring you a hunt preview, well just one item, but reason enough to get down to The Free Dove and poke around looking for hidden treasure.  This month’s hunt participators are Chop Zuey, Loorde’s of London, and EccentriciXi.  I’ve chosen a dress from one of them to show off, but all three did a fantastic job with their hunt gifts this month.  I’ve paired the dress with some stuff that’s not hunt related, including, *le gasp* a different skin than I normally wear!  Of course, my glasses aren’t actually in The Free Dove, but a message or notecard to me will land you free pair sent directly to you. So without further ado, I present you with my Free Dove Challenge look #8.

There’s just something about lace overlay on satin that just catches my fancy.  When I was sitting around surrounded by the bags and boxes of my hunt loot, overwhelmed with my choice, my mind kept sneaking back to this little dress from EccentriciXi.  The store is fairly new to me, so I had to go do my usual on the ground research for reporting back to you. The main store is organized like two towers, each area of the tower is organized and the name is at the bottom, to find the deals, follow the 60L Secret sale arrows towards the back, and then there’s an area of New Releases, Promos, & Deals.  On the second landing of that area, there are 3 boxes of free items for new avatars 30 days or less, at the top are the sales items, including a Blacklace TGIF.  There is also a discount store at The Free Dove Plaza.

 

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Pose:  Belle Poses -miranda

 

I ventured into just one of the skins folders in that huge box of goodies from Dulce Secrets that’s at the Free Dove and is just loaded with everything. I like the “vanilla” base color, so I just filtered for that shade.  I used the Slink Applier to put the vanilla skin on my Slink body, then had several options to choose to show with my standard head. That left me with a ton of options still!  Each skin design had a few makeup colors even.  I eventually settled on “::DS:: Kenzi.Vanilla.Green Field (V)” But there are several options for this skin in not only makeup shades, but also base skin tones.  I’ve left it bare with no other makeup options to show it off.  Omega appliers are also included.  I think I will have to make time soon to make a tag just for items from this huge box of goodies so you can see just the small slice of the goodies inside that I’ve featured!  But for now, you will have to just rely on my general Dulce Secrets tag, to show you the variety of things from this store that have been featured, including group gifts, sales, dollarbies, advents, and stuff I’ve bought just because of love.

 

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Pose:  Belle Poses -miranda

 

The Leslie Hair is Firelight’s latest gift to The Free Dove! It’s only been there a few weeks now.  It comes with the mini-essentials hud of all the basic shades, like my black, as well as firelights color tinter wheel.  There’s rigged and unrigged in the box, along with busty versions (THANK YOU!)  Firelight has been blogged quite a bit by me, and well deserved too, so check the tag to get all the details on this creative and generous designer.

 

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Pose:  HelaMiyo -harajuku

 

These strappy shoes were the perfect purple to match up with the mini hunt dress. The EC Ribbon of Hope Purple shoes is a standing gift set out at The Free Dove from Emerald Couture. There’s a slink high and an unrigged pair in the box.  I googled the purple awareness ribbon and found this “Purple typically represents pancreatic cancer. It is also a symbol for Alzheimer’s disease, lupus, animal abuse, Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, fibromyalgia, sarcoidosis awareness, thyroid cancer, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), and religious tolerance.”   One thing that I discovered while blogging Emerald Couture stuff, is that the designer is the owner and designer of Shoed-diction as well!  I discovered and blogged about the features of the Emerald Couture main store back in the Fall, in this post here.

Since the look really didn’t need a bunch of accessories this is all folks!  From the top of my head to my peeping out toes everything can be found at the Free Dove, but the dress will vanish by the start of April, so if it caught your eye, head on down to the Free Dove, turn on that group tag, and hunt up the lollipops scattered around the store!  To snag some shoes, jewelry, and clothes from Loordes of London look for the easter eggs, and some jewelry and accessories from Chop Zuey you can find the white boxes! Remember each store that participates in the mini hunt at The Free Dove also has a few gifts to seek and find at their own main stores, so head on down and scoop em all up!

Get it!

Hair:  Firelight “Leslie MiniEssentials Gift”@   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Skin:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Kenzi.Vanilla.Green Field (V)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Glasses:  MixMatchMissy – FREE via request.

Dress: EccentriciXi “~EccentriciXi~ Dress BeBe – Purple”  MINI HUNT ITEM @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Shoes:  Emerald Couture “EC Ribbon of Hope Purple”  @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Unique Apartment Scene @ $60L Plus Rentals