Where is Spring?

 

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Pose by Kokoro -Group Gift “Luck”.  I’m either crossing my fingers that Spring will actually come soon, or I’m flipping off the snow, depending on how closely you look at it.  However, both apply!

The first day of Spring has passed, but it sure doesn’t feel much like it, especially for those on East Coast getting hammered by these Nor’Easters.  Still slipping into my warm clothing so I don’t freeze my tuckus off. So even though I’ve been dreaming of Spring quite often in Second Life, today I felt a bit like keeping the chill off.  I’ve got a lucky board item that anyone can snag, a group gift, and a new-me discount hair from Truth to show off today.

 

It’s well known that I spend quite a bit of time down at Sn@tch fishing, rioting, shopping, some hunts, events, basically just everything.  So I’m usually around to snag the lucky boards when the M pops up.  There’s 10 there and you don’t need to join the group to win them, and as a bonus, they are located right next to the riot vends, so if you get double lucky you may get in on one where we hit rock bottom and walk away with a ton of FREE and cheap snags.  Or, finally buy that 7 seas fishing pole, and real in whatever the custom prizes are that day (changed every 2 weeks) while watching the boards, and the riot vends!

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I won this “Willora Argyle Dress” on one of those Sn@tch filled days.  It comes with a HUD to choose 1 of 8 of for the colored diamonds. There’s a few sizes in the box:

  • Standard Sizes XS-L (alpha if needed)
  • Slink – Hourglass and Physique
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza
  • TMP

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There’s really not a whole lot to say about the rest, basically because I’ve covered both Truth and Earthstones so many times, even if the chosen items today are new to the blog.  My boots are unavailable, and my makeup has all been blogged before, so I guess today’s look is pretty much yawn city as far as writing about it goes, looks great on though!  I’ll cut it short and leave all the rest of the details in the style card!

 

Get it!

Hair:  Truth “Tammy – crow” -50L (entire blacks and whites pack)

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:: Ivyana Aqua Eyeshadow” –2017 Advent, but available in fatpack for 99L

Dress:  Sn@tch “Willora Argyle Dress” –FREE lucky letter prize.

Necklace and Earrings:  Earthstones “Aculo” -2 group gifts/group 250L to join!

Bracelet:  Earthstones “EarthStones Shades of Stones Bracelet – Labradorite & Onyx”@   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Boots:  Hilly Haalan “[hh] Sara Boots” –from WOH4

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Toronto Apartment Scene -$60L Plus Rentals

Drifted Snow

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I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.

– Mae West

There’s just something I love about taking pure whites and making them ultra sexy. Always reminds me of the Mae West saying I quoted above.  Drifted snow, a white heat that’s the opposite of pure and virginal.  In the right combination, it doesn’t have to be skimpy to be sexy, just short enough, just tight enough, but with sensual fabrics like the fur and satin I’ve got going on here.  Also, it’s all mostly FREE! There’s a group join fee required for the coat,  I purchased my lipstick on sale in a fatpack, and my skirt was a 10L find, but other than that, you’re looking at not spending a single red linden.  Three items are from lucky chairs, however, so you will be investing some time.

That’s what money’s for. I’d look good in a mink coat, honey.

-Verna in the Movie White Heat

I didn’t have alot of money, so there’s no mink, but I did end up with this gorgeous white fur jacket for nearly nothing.  Petite Mort just updated their lucky letter boards the other day, and this white fur jacket is one of the six prizes you can win.  The lucky boards at Petite Mort are group only, but the group has a modest fee of only 75 Lindens.  Not only can you win this jacket along with the 5 other lucky board prizes, there are also 5 group gifts available to members. The “Arctic Fur Jacket” comes sized for all Belleza, Slink and Maitreya Mesh bodies.

I hit The Little Black Dress several times this month, as Peony kept adding Christmas gifts to the hunt.  They are all totally awesome gifts by the way, and most will work year round. There are 12 little red boxes hidden around the store, not sure how much longer they will be there, so head down there soon and scoop them up!  Anyway, on one of my passes through the stores, the lucky chair hit my letter and I was the winner of  “*LBD* Mystery Dress 3.”  I love love love this dress.  I’m not modeling the entire thing, just the bodice that comes either as standard layer or omega applier.  Also in the box is a thin belt, an A-line skirt in standard sizes, or instead of the A-line skirt, there’s this fantastic slanted flexi skirt, that has a layer of net made of stars over the fabric layer of the flexi. I’ve been planning on blogging the whole thing, but when I won this jacket the other day, I just knew the bodysuit portion of the mystery dress 3 was all I wanted underneath it. So this little lucky win of mine is very versatile.  If you’ll forgive me for a couple of unstyled, low-quality shots, I tossed it on quick and took a couple of snaps, one in the flexi, and the other in the A-Line and belt. Just another positive note about the outfit, the XL standard sized A-Line skirt worked with my Slink Hourglass body, with just the largest part of my ample hiney needing to be alphaed.

My glasses are also from The Little Black Dress.  When you join the group there are 9 group gifts available.  Peony has had some great ideas and given basic items.  One such gift is a pair of color change glasses, which are also copy/mod.  I wanted a light metallic gold pair, and I wasn’t successful in getting the look I wanted with the color window, so instead, I modified the pair with a gold and white texture I found on google and uploaded for 10 lindens.  It worked well, with one small issue, by changing the texture, via select face as to not make the lenses solid, it overwrote the LBD design that is originally on the earpieces.  But you don’t have to go to as much work as I did for a great pair of customizable glasses, as it’s extremely simple to customize these with just a color.  And these 9 gifts, the lucky chair, and the 12 Christmas gifts are available to group members and the group is FREE to join!

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One last lucky letter prize to share in this outfit.  My jewelry is a win from G Sloane.  I was in the store to snag the Christmas gift that Geryn set out, as well as the Peace on Earth 10 dress when my letter came up.  Lucky lucky me!  I won this matched set of luminous pearl and gold earrings and necklace. The “GSC Pearl Drop Earrings and Necklace” are modifiable so they can be resized to a perfect fit.  I’m also wearing them as full bright, but that can be turned on or off as well. So a trip down to G Sloan not only offers you a chance to find the PoE10 gift, but by joining the FREE group you can snag a lovely red sequin gown as a Christmas gift, and try your luck at 3 lucky letter boards.  I blogged another outfit that is available on the lucky boards past fall.   Also be sure to check out the sales, there are some lovely things to be snagged for as low as 35 lindens.

My skirt I snagged at The Naughty List 2 in the MooH stall for 10 lindens.  Every stall at the event has a 10L item actually.  But I loved the high-waist and draped simplicity of this mini skirt, and it comes with a HUD of 10 colors making it a feasible basic component for many many outfits. The “Tia Flare Skirt” comes in a ton of sizes:

  • Fitmesh:  XS-L
  • Slink:  Physique and Hourglass
  • Belleza:  Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Ebody
  • TMP
  • Tonic:  Fine and Curvy

Winter’s Hollow

I try to hit up as many events that my favorites are featured at as possible. The Winter’s Hollow Event is open through the 28th.  My hair is the FREE hunt prize in the Sn@tch stall.  Once you find the snowflake you can buy the Delilah Hair with the ombre hud (I just left it as it came from the box) for 0 lindens.  There’s also a FREE gift in the stall, and my lipstick is available at the Sn@tch Winter’s Hallow stall for only 100L (150L in the mainstore, where I bought and paid for it!) The Sn@tch Lucious Cream Lipsticks come with 24 shades as standard tattoo layer or omega applier. Talk about a steal, less than 5 lindens a lipstick color!  I’m wearing the Rose Gold shade from this pack.

Be sure to wander around the event, there are a few other stalls that have hunt items for 5 lindens, as well as some Winter Solstice gifts under the tree.  Oh, and I’ll share a secret, if you really love this Delilah hair, the hair and all of the color huds instead of just the Ombre are available at the Mainstore, also for FREE, as long as the Christmas gifts remain up under the tree.

Last but not least, we have these stunningly clean white wool boots that are a FREE gift from Have Unequal for the Women Only Hunt. These pristine, warm boots come sized for Maitreya, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, and Belleza Isis.  The Woman Only Hunt ends December 31st, so there’s still a few days left to snag the prizes.

Get it!

Hair:  Sn@tch “Delilah” –FREE w/OMBRE Hud at Winter’s Hollow through Dec 28th or FREE full version as Christmas gift at Mainstore (while it lasts)

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

Lipstick:  Sn@tch “Luscious lipstick -Rose Gold” -100L in fatpack of 24 @ Winter’s Hollow through the 28th or 150L in Mainstore

Bodysuit:  The Little Black Dress “*LBD* Mystery Dress 3” – FREE lucky chair win/group FREE to join

Fur Jacket:  Petite Mort “Arctic Fur Jacket” – Lucky Letters win/group 75 Lindens to join

Earrings and Necklace:  G Sloane “Pearl Drop Earrings and Necklace”  FREE Lucky Letter win/group FREE to join

Skirt:  MoOh “Tia Flare Skirt” -10L @Naughty List 2

Boots: Have Unequal “White Wool Boots” – FREE Women Only Hunt Prize

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Moochie

Mavis and Me

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 Baaaa HUMBUG!: Flippinn’ Christmas…..all a lot of fuss and trouble

Seriously, it has been crazy busy both in and out of Second Life!  I finally made my way to Redeux, if you haven’t gone, go now as today is the last day.  Anyway, while I was there, this cranky sheep followed me home and now I can’t get her out of my apartment! I haven’t been there much due to the smell, so I  managed to get all over the grid to put this outfit together.  I’m talking all over.  We’re talking Redeux, Advents, Women Only Hunt, Peace on Earth 10, Baby it’s Cold Outside Hunt,  and The Chapter 4.  I hope you’re ready to get your gift on, because there are lots of links coming up in this post. Prepare yourself for a serious information dump.

Baaaa HUMBUG!: I suppose you’ll be eating some of my family over the festive period….nice.

Seriously, Mavis (the sheep) is just too grumpy, so I decided to dress extra festive just to irritate her back. I got rolling on the Women Only Hunt yesterday, where everything is FREE so I’ve got a few things to show off from that.  The first being my chosen skirt.  It’s actually part of an entire outfit from Futacor, all of which was blogged on Fabfree earlier this week.  The Arwen Outfit is Futacor’s offering to the Women Only Hunt, and comes sized for All Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh bodies.

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Skipping along merrily using the HUD and hints from the Women Only Hunt, I also stumbled into SlackGirl, where I not only picked up these fabulous bento nails from the hunt, but was easily persuaded to join their inworld group and cash in on the sleigh loads of group gifts up on the wall.  I didn’t count how many, and they aren’t even all opened yet, but that 100 lindens to join SlackGirl is not at all regretted by me, especially since I seem to be having a hard time finding makeup in tattoo layers for my SL standard head.  This serves as fair warning for Slackgirl being in quite a few future posts!

The “Pri Mesh Nails” come with a HUD of 10 colors to chose between all in this festive design.  There are several versions in the box, rigged for Slink, Maitreya, Altamura, Eve, Tuty, Tonic, and Vista Bento Hands. They are FREE when you find the hidden snowflake for the Women Only Hunt.

I’m also wearing eyeliner from SlackGirl.  They have a gift out at The Chapter 4, in the box “Merry Christmas by Slackgirl” are 6 eyeliners for classic avatars, Eve’olution, Lelutka, Catwa, TMP, and Omega applier!  The Chapter 4 group costs 10 lindens to join, as I’ve said before when blogging other gifts, and bring more than one stocking for this trip because you’ll be stuffed to the hilt with goodies!

Baaaa HUMBUG!: Oh shut up….you love the misery….admit it

I got distracted, but I kept the designer together, however, back to the WoH! I don’t have a great pic of it, but I’m wearing the goodie from !nfinity. They’ve offered up a Christmas Version of their slave bracelet, along with a HUD to choose between 4 sayings in gold or silver.  Since I didn’t get a good shot, I’ll include the vendor ad for you.

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My pose in the opening picture is also a FREE find on the WoH.  #HelloPoses has a pack of 3 Christmas poses with mirrors offered up for us lady hunters. I usually am happy to get whatever new poses I can for free to add to my budding photography skills, but these are really nice ones!  Here’s another pose from the set, it was perfect for me portraying my bafflement over Mavis.  I’m a little busty for the 3rd pose, so I didn’t model that one.

The last thing I’m featuring from WoH is the bowl of Christmas bulbs and lights on the windowsill behind Mavis.  This is the prize from  Boutique #187.  I did stretch it to be more visible in the post.

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 Baaaa HUMBUG!: Oh come on… a sheep has needs too you know….I’m off taking a crap. Try again in a minute.

I was really on the fence about blogging this shirt.  It’s a 1 linden Advent from Waffles, now of course past advent so 10 or 25 lindens. I love this shirt and had planned to blog it for it that reason. However, I’m growing concerned about the customer service at Waffles.  I mentioned in Monday’s blog when I posted about the PJ pants that SL or owner error has the Advent Vendor on the wall messed up at Waffles, and it took my money.  This still isn’t rectified, I’m guessing the error occurred somewhere in SL between debiting my account and crediting Waffles, but I haven’t gotten a response back to my reply to Waffle’s denial when I sent a screenshot and transaction ID. She’s on vacation and it is a busy time, but the broken vendor is still showing as it did when I used it, despite her having been online. So take what you will about my customer service headache at the moment, and if you do want to grab the current or past advents from Waffles, don’t make my mistake and use the vendor on the wall.  The past advent gifts are across from the current pile, in another pile, buy only those!

It really just hit me exactly how much I have to get through so I’m curbing my verbosity on the rest and listing the basic details until we get to Mavis herself.

Hair: Pr!tty “Em” gift at this round of The Chapter 4/group 10L to join (comes with all color huds, rigged and unrigged)

Shoes and stockings:  Bella Moda “Xmas Stockings w/shoes”  from the outfit “Buon Natale Christmas Outfit” – FREE Peace on Earth 10 gift

Necklace:  Glint “Unisex Christmas Tree Necklace” -1L Baby it’s Cold Outside Hunt prize

Eyelashes and Eyeliner tattoo:  Blacklace Beauty “Eyelashes and liner 1” -fatpack 99L

Earrings:  Earthstones “Prezzies Earrings”  group gift/group 250L to join

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

Lipstick: The Little Black Dress “*LBD* Rosy Large-Nudes Sampler Lipstick” this is in group notices a sample of a new fatpack of 6 nude lipsticks for 99L (which blogging this reminded me to go buy today, but this is the FREE one in group notices)

p.s. on LBD, a quick jog through the store I found at least 4 more Christmas gifts hidden throughout the store, as number 11 was the highest number I found, but that doesn’t mean it’s the highest number yet, and I didn’t spot 9 on this trip.  I blogged the first 4 gifts here.

Christmas Tree Lights in Window:  Bee Designs “Christmas Tree Lights”

Branch arrangement in pot:  Del-ka Aedilis “Midwinter Branches”  FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

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Picture above mantle:  Simply Shelby “Celebrate Shadow Box” (This is modifiable to put your picture in the center if you wish)

Joy Decor on Mantle:  Poeme and The Vintage Touch “Golden Joy”  December 17th Christmas gift hunt prize, will be for sale soon from 10-50 lindens.  Poeme & VT are placing one FREE gift a day to find and missed days will be offered for sale.

Poinsettia: ((*DMC*)) Poinsettia red 1 – FREE gift at Redeux (along with 2 other poinsettias and a set of 3 together)

Fireplace:  Little 2 Large “Peace on Earth Fireplace” FREE PoE10 hunt prize. (I’ve made a copy of the full version and detached the cuddle rug as it didn’t fit the space, so this is not all of their offered fireplace, which is really lovely in its entirety, and also comes with gorgeous mantle decor in blue)

That curvy thing in front of the fire, is actually  “X-CLUSIVES ANIMATIONS TEXTURE CHANGE TANTRA CHAIR” a past advent gift which can be bought at the Advent Tree now for 99L (The gifts are FREE to anyone on the proper Advent day) and I Missy Modified it with a knit texture from Blades of Fire on the top, and the Winterfest texture from Nessmarket on the bottom.

 

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Mavis tripped me I swear!  This is a fun way to show off the ” Jump 2 Blackflip” pose from HelaMiyo, which can be bought in a pack of 45 animations for 45 lindens in the “9th Anniversary Group dollarbies box”

 

 

Baaaa HUMBUG!: Seriously……you’re inappropriately touching a sheep….think about it

So this leaves Mavis to talk about it. If you’ve noticed all the little quotes throughout the blog, those not-so-festive witticisms come from interactions with “Mavis the Miserable Festive Sheep” who is a FREE gift from Jinx at Redeux.  I got a big kick out of her, so I’ve allowed her, despite apparent protestations to stay in my living room.  What’s even more fun is that you can add personalized messages for Mavis to bleat out.  But if you want your very own Mavis you need to hurry as the last day for Redeux is today (12/21/17)

Get it!

Hair: Pr!tty “Em” gift at this round of The Chapter 4/group 10L 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” -fatpack 99L

Holly Eyeliner:  SlackGirl “Merry Christmas by SlackGirl” gift at this round of The Chapter 4/group 10L to join

Lipstick: The Little Black Dress “*LBD* Rosy Large-Nudes Sampler Lipstick” this is FREE in group notices and is a sample of a new fatpack of 6 nude lipsticks for 99L in the store

Sweater vest and button-down:   Waffles “Christmas Trees Shirt Vest” – (past)Advent 10L (group members)or 25L non (group 25L to join)

Skirt:  Futacor “Arwen skirt” –FREE Women Only Hunt Prize

Shoes and stockings: Bella Moda “Xmas Stockings w/shoes”  from the outfit “Buon Natale Christmas Outfit” – FREE Peace on Earth 10 gift

Earrings:  Earthstones “Prezzies Earrings”  Group gift/group 250L to join

Necklace:  Glint “Unisex Christmas Tree Necklace” -1L Baby it’s Cold Outside Hunt prize

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

Nails: Slackgirl “Pri Mesh Nails” – FREE Women Only Hunt Prize

Bracelet: !nfinity “Slave Bracelet xmas edition” – FREE Women Only Hunt Prize

Sheep:  Jinx “Mavis the Miserable Festive Sheep” –FREE at Redeux!

Body: Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

 

 

I’m Just Baking (on A Sunday)

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I’m still behind on my blogging!  Sunday’s post has been pushed to Monday morning because I really was baking cookies in first life with my lil’ guy, (and napping.)  But, I didn’t forget the loungewear post, and truth be told, I’ve been wearing this outfit all week, I just love it.  Once again, quite a bit going on in the skybox to share with you as well, so this post will chock full of FREE and cheap goodies!

The Perfect Man

He’s Rich.  He’s Sweet.

And if he misbehaves I can bite his head off.

So, I’ve been trying not to post the same stuff as FabFree, but sometimes, I just gotta!  When Pru at FabFree posted this t-shirt from Petite Mort at the Frost Fair, I put it on my list to go grab.  I love love double meanings, especially if one is naughty. But, you should check out Pru’s post too to see how’s she’s styled it.  The “Get Baked Tee” is just a linden at the Petite Mort stall at the Frost Fair. It comes sized for all Belleza, Slink, and Maitreya mesh bodies.

When I picked up this totally fun pair of PJ pants from Waffles as an advent gift, I couldn’t resist pairing them up with the Get Baked Tee.  The reds match and the gingerbread men in the texture of the pants are close enough, and just off enough to not be totally matchy-matchy, which I like. The “Christmas Cheer Flannel Pajama Pants” was just a linden for me on the right advent day.  However, this is now a past advent gift, but it can still be picked up for 10 lindens if you’re a member of the Waffles group (25L to join), or 25 lindens if you’re not.  Warning!  DO NOT use the vendor display on the wall to purchase past advent gifts as the sign directs.  This is broken and took 50 lindens from me twice and I’m still trying to work out a refund with the owner, as Second Life is only showing the transaction on my end and not hers.  Instead, turn around from the advent area and you’ll see a pile of presents on the floor.  The past Advent gifts are in that pile.

Continuing with the gingerbread men theme, this necklace is a 1 linden hunt prize from Glint.  Glint has hidden a pair of gingerbread necklaces, one male and one female one in the box as part of The Advent Chase Hunt.  Find the hidden green candle and pay just 1 linden and you get both adorable gingerbread charm necklaces!

And for the final gingerbread touch, I have this cookie sheet of gingerbread bear heads, which I picked up at the Sese stall at The Chapter 4 event.  The pose is actually something I got out of a fall tray of items that I had picked up from Lil’Bug.  I took the animation and used it with this pan of cookies, I did have to resize and adjust the “Sese Gingerbreads” to make it fit just so, but was able since they are modify.

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While I was at Glint picking up the hunt prize from The Advent Chase Hunt, I noticed that there was a snowflakes and bells texture change set that was on sale for 99L.  I used some of my store credit and snagged it since the PJ pants had bells in them and I can tie it together.  The set also comes with a necklace which I haven’t shown, as I’m wearing the gingerbread man charm instead.  There is a hud included with the set with several color options for both the main and accent gems, and to change the metal between gold and silver.

My hair is FREE! This is the hair in the latest fishing outfit set out by Sn@tch.  You can also fish a white and a red version of the “Sn@tch on the Shelf hair.”  Seeing as how my December is going I likely won’t get to blog the entire outfit, but it’s hella cute! Grab your 7seas Fishing Pole and head over to Sn@tch to fish up all the items in the Fish 4 This- Sn@tch on the Shelf.  I snapped a screenie of the vendor ad so you can see what’s included.  No group is needed, but you do need a pole, which is a wise investment at 100L because besides Sn@tch generally doing 2 outfits a month, there are other locations you can fish up some original items throughout the grid, those I’ve found are on the 7seas info page linked above.

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I picked up a new set of eyeliner with eyelashes (tattoo layer not mesh) at Blacklace Beauty.  The fatpack is 99 lindens and has 9 eyelash/eyeliner combos in it.  I’m wearing number 1.  I’m also wearing my mesh eyelashes from ATIA that are FREE in the “Grab Bag” I often speak about, so keep that in mind.  I think the addition of the tattoo layer just fills things out and makes the mesh pair look more natural and full.  It’s now a basic!

The Christmas Decor in my Skybox

Some just show bits and pieces of an item, but I’ll credit everything here in a list so you know if you still canas well as where to grab something if you like it.

Fireplace:  Haven Township “-LK- Holiday Fireplace 2016 Edition”  FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Joy Decor on Mantle:  Poeme and The Vintage Touch “Golden Joy”  December 17th Christmas gift hunt prize, will be for sale soon from 10-50 lindens.  Poeme & VT are placing one FREE gift a day to find and missed days will be offered for sale.  This was the first gift offered yesterday.

Picture above mantle:  Simply Shelby “Celebrate Shadow Box” (This is modifiable to put your picture in the center if you wish)

Christmas Tree Lights in Window:  Bee Designs “Christmas Tree Lights”

Branch arrangement in pot:  Del-ka Aedilis “Midwinter Branches”  FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Blanket and pillows:  X-Clusive Animations “Forest Frolic One December Night -V”  (trees not shown” -99L for 11th Aniversary (random prize boxes)

Scene:  Red Apartment:  $60L Plus Rentals

 

Get it!

Hair:  Sn@tch:  “Sn@tch On the Shelf Hair-black”  FREE with 7seas Fishing pole

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” -fatpack 99L

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

Tee:  Petite Mort “Get Baked Tee” – 1L Gift @Frost Fair

PJ Pants:  Waffles “Christmas Cheer Flannel Pajama Bottoms” – (past)Advent 10 or 25L now

Nails:  Hello Dave “Simply Christmas”  Past (still available in box of past gifts) group gift/group 100L to join

Necklace:  Glint  “Gingerbread Necklace-Boy” -1L Advent Chase Hunt prize

Earrings:  Glint “Snowflakes and Bells set” -SALE 99L (comes with necklace as well)

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

 

 

 

 

It’s Just a Sunday in December

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Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and I was a little kid, in the days before we had cable and even a VCR, my siblings and I would get excited on Sundays in December when the local network would play those lovely Rankin-Bass Christmas Specials.  Now that we have streaming and DVDs, and even though we’re in our 40s and 50s, we still get together to watch some at least one day during the Holiday Season. It’s magical how these bring us right back to the excitement of Christmas as kids, and we even manage to *mostly* not bicker while we watch it!  I pulled up some on Youtube on the TV in the skybox and got cozy while bringing you a Christmassy Sunday loungewear post.

Peace on Earth Hunt 10 is featuring pretty predominately in this outfit, as my sweater, booties, and jewelry are all gifts from the hunt.  I’ve got a FREE lipstick, and more FREE Christmas decor to show as well. I modified the 1 linden glasses I’d shown yesterday, and there’s some gifts from The Chapter 4, including this hair.

I’m wearing the PoE10 gift from Maci, and while it’s a sweater dress, to little old ladies like me, it’s just a sweater. The Christmas Knit dress comes in several sizes:

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

Also, from PoE10, is these totally adorable booties from Vicarious Youth.  I can never resist whimsical or kitschy touches for my loungewear, it’s just my thing, so I have to find ample time to wear these!  The “Reindeer Booties – peppermint” come sized for Slink Flat, Toodledo Kid, and Toodledo Baby, as well as a standard mesh size that is resizeable. Of course, these and everything else mentioned as part of PoE10 is FREE!

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My matched jewelry set is just one of the gifts that FXM has in their POE gift package this year, there’s also a dress.  This entire “Weather Jewelry Set in red” comes with a necklace, bracelet, and pair of earrings. You may have noticed I love snowflakes, so I’m not at all sad about getting another set for casual wear with red tones it!  Rather happy about it actually, especially since I can continue to wear it after the Holidays!

I did say FREE Lipstick! I blogged yesterday about some of The Little Black Dress’s Christmas gift hunt items yesterday, and this is the number 7 gift.  There are two sizes of the *LBD* Xmas Lipstick in the box via standard tattoo or omega applier. This is the only makeup I have on today other than my skin and eyelashes.  I also wore the same dollarbie glasses by -Leo- as from that post, only customizing a shade of red to match my duds.

This short haircut with the fuzzy Santa hat is a gift at The Chapter 4 this round from Blossom_MeshObject Shop. There is a HUD included for 6 different shades for the hair.  You’ll need to be in The Chapter 4 group to snag this gift, but the group is only 10L and there are simply loads of gifts to be snagged this round!

My pants are a group gift from Leronso/Goldi Studios.  The Leronso Group is 50 Lindens to join, but there are a ton of gifts up!  This particular pair is the Goldi Studios Classical Pants in color 9, of which there’s also a matching jacket in group gifts. These come in standard sizes with alpha if needed, as well as Slink Physique and Hourglass, Belleza Freya and Isis.

Just like yesterday there is so much decorating going on my skybox, so I’ll just list it again like I did then.

Tree:  Storax Tree “Potted Holiday Tree with Candles and Lights e” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Snowflake Pillows:  HHVET Victoriana “Snowflake Pillow” FREE  Advent gift

Candles on Shelf Wall Decor: Wood Works “Holiday Candles Shelf” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Fireplace with Rug (and all pillows and mantel decor in 1): True North “Christmas Joy Fireplace” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Stack of Books with Star:  Little Llama “Bookmas Tree”- 50L @Imaganarium Event

Cookies and Hot Cocoa:  Zerkalo “Hot Chocolate (winter edition) I forget where I grabbed it…it’s all starting to run together, either gacha garden, Imaginarium, or TCF…

Gingerbread Men on Tray: {YD} Ginger cookies -TCF Christmas Gift  – gift at The Chapter 4 Event/group 10L to join.

Garland above Window: Simply Shelby “Mesh Garland”

Coffee Table:  The Black Forest “Wooden Coffee Table” copy/mod –10L on Marketplace

Christmas bar cart and stools:  Tidbits “Cart Bar -Christmas Edition” –  FREE Peace on Earth 10 hunt prize

Red Apartment Skybox Scene:  $60L Plus Rentals

Get it!

Hair: Blossom_MeshObject Shop“[BMS] Hair BMGH02//XMASEdition” – gift at The Chapter 4 Event/group 10L to join.

Glasses: -LEO- “LEO Sale Glasses with Studs -Full Permissions” -1L on Marketplace

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!

Lipstick:  Little Black Dress “*LBD* Xmas Lipstick Large”  group hunt-gift/group FREE to join!

Jewelry:  FXM “Weather Jewelry in red” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Sweater:  Maci “Christmas Knit Dress” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Pants:  Goldi Studios “Classic Pants -color 9) -group gift/group 50L to join

Booties:  Vicarious Youth “Reindeer Booties – peppermint” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Nails:  Hello Dave Nails: Hello Dave “Christmas 2017-December 7” Advent gift-group required/group 100L to join

 

 

Ice Queen

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Today’s regularly scheduled blog has been derailed because I was over the moon when Peony of The Little Black Dress sent out a notice that she had hidden 6 (now 7 at my last check) Christmas gifts around the store FREE for group members! It was further delayed by a migraine that has come and gone over the past 3 days, killing my enjoyment of being on the laptop! But, anyway, since being a Woman in Black is FREE, this makes these gifts, plus all the others for group members FREE even if you’ve never heard of The Little Black Dress yet.  I’ve paired it with a FREE set of jewelry,  and these perfectly matched glasses that I ecstatically found in the marketplace for 1 linden.

There’s just something about this Ice Queen outfit, it’s both timeless and vintage, festive, but for all winter, not just Christmas, especially once you start separating pieces since everything is individual.  I’m wearing the Little Black Dress’s Christmas gifts 1-4, 5 is makeup for this outfit, and 6 and 7 started a new outfit!  Keep watching the pics in this post, because I’ve modeled it fully assembled as in the lead pic, with the jacket off, and with both the skirt and jacket off, so the full lingerie underneath can be shown. The mesh peices, the jacket and skirt, come in several sizes:

  • Fitmesh – S-XL
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Physique and Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Alpha Layer for Classic Avatar

The lingerie comes with appliers for Slink, Maitreya, and Omega, as well as system layer, and the shoes are sized for all the bodies listed in mesh sizes.

A lovely friend of mine offered to help show off some FREE couple’s poses from West End, and I’ve opted to model the outfit without the jacket so you can see how lovely the Ice Queen outfit works as a form-fitting strapless gown.  The pose on the right is the “One Love” pose, the pose on the left is “Safe with You” and both are FREE to members of the FabFree Group which is FREE to join!

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The applier layer for the “bodice” of the dress is actually an entire satin bodysuit and stockings set with the same lovely Jack Frost inspired icy shimmer design on the fabric as in the mesh jacket and skirt.

While I was in LBD hunting down the Christmas gifts, I decided to pick up another pack of lipsticks.  Being as comfortable with LBD as I am, I made a mistake I should never make, and bought them without a demo, only later to get home and realize that this particular pair didn’t have standard tattoo included! I dropped a notecard to Peony and asked if would be possible to get them as a standard tattoo, and with the work of a few minutes, she provided them for me, exceeding my customer service expectations!  She had explained that this particular “Pucker up” set was designed with Catwa heads in mind so she felt the lips were a little large and so hadn’t included standard in the set as she usually does.  Well, I wanted some larger ones anyway, I do have a big mouth (multiple meanings intended,) and also love the fact that they give the Julia Roberts lip look and smooth over my cupid’s bow so I was pretty thrilled with how the tattoo version looks on my standard head.  I do like my cupid’s bow, but I also love variety and versatility.  The best discovery of these lips is how they remain “fuller” when I smile on my expressions hud, which  I think translate into some beautiful photography.

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This gets me to my accessories.  My FREE jewelry is under the Christmas tree at Glint, along with some other presents for males and females.  Glint also has a couple of holiday hunt items to seek out, as well as 2 lucky boards, the weekly raffle, and 7Seas fishing all of which make a trip down to the store extremely profitable. The “Falling Snow set” is completely resizable, so it’s going to fit just about anyone.

My glasses are a 1 linden total steal of a find from -Leo-. Now I’ve been wearing cat eye glasses in real for several years, but this year I notice that the big framed cat eyes are coming back, actually a good friend just bought a pair yesterday.  These little beauties are fully copy/mod/transfer.  They were a perfect match right out of the box for this outfit, but I look forward to customizing these in the future for other looks.  I did raise the transparency of the lenses prior to photography though, they were a bit cloudy for my tastes.  Get your own pair!

There’s alot going on in my skybox here. Instead of talking about each thing individually I’m just going to run off a designer list with the location to grab it (if it’s still available as I got it!)

Tree:  Storax Tree “Potted Holiday Tree with Candles and Lights e” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Rug under tree: Missy Modify of a rug gift I received last summer from LaGom

Candles on Sleigh:  Storax Tree “Holiday Candles Sleigh bm” 1L – Sexy Christmas Hunt Prize

Open Present:  ReAct Store “Akaesha’s Naughty Gift – Empty Present” FREE Advent gift

Candles on Sideboard  Del-ka Aedilis:  Midwinter Candles

Striped Presents with stars: Les sucreries des Fairy   “*Cute Christmas Doll* red gift, and green gift- gift at The Chapter 4 Event/group 10L to join.

Snowflake Pillows:  HHVET Victoriana “Snowflake Pillow” FREE  Advent gift

Box of Ornaments: Roiro “Kugel Box” – gift at The Chapter 4 Event/group 10L to join.

Candles on Shelf Wall Decor: Wood Works “Holiday Candles Shelf” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Fireplace with Rug (and all pillows and mantel decor in 1): True North “Christmas Joy Fireplace” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Red Apartment Skybox Scene:  $60L Plus Rentals

Get it:

Hair:  Truth “Chynna” Black&Whites 06 – 50L

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Aurora Eyeshadow 1” FREE advent gift!

Eyeliner:  ATIA’s “Soft focus 4” – 25L or 88L for fatpack of 8 linersDiuSkin: 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: -LEO- “LEO Sale Glasses with Studs -Full Permissions” -1L on Marketplace

Lipstick:  Little Black Dress “*LBD* Pucker Up Lipstick – Rose” – 149L (in fatpack with 18 shades of matte and wets for Catwa applier and now Standard Avatar tattoo)

Necklace and Earrings:  Glint “Falling Snowflakes Set” –FREE gift under the Tree/group FREE to join!

Pompom Bolero Jacket:   Little Black Dress  “*LBD* Christmas Jacket”- FREE Christmas Gift Hunt/Group FREE to join!

Skirt:  Little Black Dress “*LBD* Christmas Skirt” – FREE Christmas Gift Hunt/Group FREE to join!

Bodysuit with stockings:  Little Black Dress “Ice Queen Christmas Bodysuit and Stockings” – FREE Christmas Gift Hunt/Group FREE to join!

Shoes:  Little Black Dress “*LBD* Christmas present 4: – FREE Christmas Gift Hunt/Group FREE to join!

Body: Slink Hourglass

Nails: Hello Dave “Christmas 2017-December 4” Advent gift-group required/group 100L to join

 

Play the Eskimo Way

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“In the meadow, we can build a snowman.”

I didn’t actually spend the day building this snowman, thankfully X-Clusive Animations did that, but I did spend it rounding up a bunch of goodies to show off, including the snowman, and about 2 hours of loading up all of my poses on a pose stand.  That was worth it though, it’s all done.  So from there,  I set out a winter scene and frolicked my way through snapping some pics.  I did forget to turn up my graphics settings, and I’ll hope you’ll forgive me not redoing the shoot, but I played around and took so many, and after 2 hours of organizing poses, I am just tired of them!  I didn’t want to make you wait another day or two for me to get around to another photo session before sharing my goodies!

“Gone away is the bluebird
here to stay is a new bird”

When I saw this sweater on the Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize guide, I added it near the top of my list of stops, I’m fairly certain I’ll never get through all 287, so I had to make sure I made a bee-line for the ones that fit my tastes best.  I love how saucy this little turtleneck is, although the Michigan girl in me thinks I’d have to be an Eskimo to be wearing it out in the snow without some UnderArmor on at least. Thankfully, even with snow, my 2nd life is fully climate controlled and I was more than comfortable in this cozy sweater by Dallas MacKenzie.  Sizes for the PoE10 version of the Avery Sweater are:

  • Slink – Physique and Hourglass
  • Tonic – Fine, Curvy, Curvy 1
  • Maitreya
  • Ebody
  • Ocacin
  • Belleza- Freya, Venus, Isis
  • 5 Standard sizes
  • Alpha Layer

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“snow is glistening
A beautiful sight”

Not just the snow is glistening, my silver jeans have a bit of shine to them, and the beautiful sight I’m referring to is how these jeans from Alter frame my hiney!  Alter is another stop on the PoE10 Hunt, but I’m not showing off their gift (at least not yet, I do love it.)  Instead, while I was there I noticed that they had these silver jeans up as a gift for the Teleport Hub group. I felt the high waist and light color was the perfect compliment for the Avery sweater, and it was my first choice when making up this outfit. Academically I know the A on the back pockets is for Alter, but I can’t help but think they really mean “amazing ass.”  As an aside, my Santa thought so as well and wouldn’t stop staring!  The “Rossi Skinny Jeans” come in all sizes for Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh bodies.  The Teleport Hub group is 10 lindens to join.

It’s been a week, so I’m sure any fellow gift lovers have seen Truth’s latest group gift hair, but it was instant love for me!  This “Ginerva Hair” is Truth‘s November VIP gift.  The headband is optional and has a color hud for when do you do wear it, There are several ways to style the hair via the style hud, and even an option to add in other bangs. Of course, as with all of Truth’s VIP group gifts, all of the color huds are included.  The Truth Group is 350 lindens to join.

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A+ for Advents

I’ve got a few things I’ve picked up here and there as Advent gifts from various designers. I did the Missy Math on Hello Dave group membership to include Advent gifts just yesterday but pulled out another Advent gift that went perfectly with this outfit.  These nails are Hello Dave’s Day 4 Advent gift.

My eyeshadow is an Advent gift from Dulce Secrets. The “Aurora Eyeshadow” is full of soft swirls that really do remind me of the Northern lights.  The Aurora Eyeshadow comes in standard tattoo layer, Omega, Catwa, and LeLutka appliers.  No group is required to claim the Dulce Secrets Advent gifts, and past days are still available.  Making this and the other 6 gifts currently on the calendar completely FREE!

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I adore this rustic log reindeer that is the day 1 Advent gift from HHVET Victoriana, even if he won’t budge when I try to ride him.  HHVET’s Advent is FREE for all, as is their group with lots of furniture goodies, and I’ve been delighted with all that I’ve seen so far.  There’s also a lucky board, a midnight mania, and two mini mania boards to try your luck on when you visit.  They are also participating in several hunts, so be ready to leave after a good romp through the store with your Santa packs full!

“We’ll have lots of fun with Mr. Snowman”

The kiddies won’t be knocking down this snowman, however, as he’s rated Adult.  There’s one of three things going on, I’ve gone 3 times to try X-Clusive Animations Advent, each time I’ve walked away with this “Frosty the Frisky Snowman” when I’ve sat on Santa’s lap.  So either I’m adventing wrong, or I’m unlucky to get the same prize, or I’m lucky to get the same prize since they are transfer and I’m able to pass them onto my friends. Either way, day 4, 5, and 7 gifts were this cute snowman with a naughty side, who happens to sit innocently out in the yard outside my Christmas cabin.  He’s loaded with a few hundred adult poses and rezzes a blanket so you don’t have to worry about sensitive chapped parts from the snow. No group is required, so Frosty or whatever you happen to win from X-Clusive Animations by sitting on Santa’s lap is completely FREE! If you do happen to get doubles, be sure to give away the spare, not sell it, as that is pretty uncool to do someone spreading holiday cheer by profiting from their generosity.  Pay it forward, instead of stabbing someone in the back.

Now I’m off to conspire about tomorrow and dream, if not by the fire, at least somewhere warm! Happy hunting if you’re off to grab goodies!

Get it!

Hair:  Truth “Ginerva Hair” -group gift/group 350L to join

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Aurora Eyeshadow 1” FREE advent gift!

Eyeliner:  ATIA’s “Soft focus 4” – 25L or 88L for fatpack of 8 liners

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

Sweater:  Dallas MacKenzie “[Dallas MacKenzie] POE Avery Crop Top Tneck Sweater” – FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Jeans:  Alter “Rossi Skinny Jeans” gift for Teleport Hub Group/10L to join

Boots:  KC Couture “Yeti Boots” – group gift/group 25L to join

Reindeer:  HHVET Victoriana “Winter Log Reindeer”  FREE Advent gift

Snowman:  X-Clusive Animations “Frosty the Frisky Snowman” FREE Advent gift

Fence and Trees: Del-ka Aedilis “Midwinter Garden”

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

 

 

Christmas Fleximotion

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There’s just something I love about flexiskirts. It’s just fun to watch them in motion, light-heartening.  So what better to get in the mood for the holidays but a flexiskirt, not only a flexi, but a rockabilly Christmas one!  I really only have three new things to show you today, since my shoes were exclusive at a past event. We’re getting to the point where many of my basics are covered, so if you see something you like that’s not discussed, check the tag for the store that makes it in order to find deeper information on the store.  I don’t want to start to sound like a broken record going over every detail of an outfit with the same information each post.

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So we have this fantastic, festive, and fun dress!  The*LBD* Rockabilly Xmas dress is also only 1 little linden!  The bodice and underpants come in Omega Applier, Slink Applier, or system layer.  My mega mammaries kinda squish the velvet detail down the front of the dress, but it doesn’t detract from the beauty of the dress, just keep in mind if you have a normal sized chest, you’ll be getting more fabulous detail.  The flexi has a dual layer, with a green underskirt, that also resembles the velvet detail on the bodice.  The flexi is fully copy/mod so it can be adjusted to perfectly fit your avatar.

 

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My perfectly matched brass and peridot jewelry is a gift from Beloved Jewelry.  It’s in a huge box of past group gifts that are the desk and available to members of the Beloved Jewelry group.  The group is FREE to join, making this huge box of jewels FREE to you.  There’s also a new gift in notices, a green pearl and brass wire set that I had a hard time picking between to go with this dress.  But peridot has always felt more of a vintage gem to me, probably just my own perception.

My nails are Hello Dave’s Advent gift for December 2nd.  You need to be a Hello Dave member in order to claim each Advent gift, but here’s the thing.  First, it’s 100 lindens. For that 100 lindens you can claim a huge box of all of Hello Dave’s past weekly group gifts, which totals 177, plus there’s a new group gift, #178, on top of that there are 31 advent gifts to be snagged this month.  Miss math time.  That’s 209 nail polish palettes, each with at least 5 choices, and some with many more, for example, 29 Shades of Dave, has 29.  But, for the ease of Missy Math and keeping me from rechecking all the palettes one by one, we’ll say 5 in each box, which would be 1045 total, and to make it a nice round number we’ll add 5, because we know they are more. Working with a nice even 1050 nail polishes, each is priced at 0.09 lindens! Don’t worry about missing advent days either, as long as you have the group tag you can grab the current and the past gifts.

Get it!

Hair:  Truth “Josie 2 Black&Whites 06” -50L

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets “Green Apple Artistique Eyeshadow”- in fatpack of 5 shades -99L

Eyeliner:  ATIA’s “Soft focus 2” – 25L or 88L for fatpack of 8 liners

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

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

Shoes:  Sage “PinUp MaryJanes” -unavailable

Dress:  The Little Black Dress *LBD* Rockabilly Xmas Dress”-1L on Marketplace

Nails: Hello Dave “Christmas 2017-December 2” Advent gift-group required/group 100L to join

Body:  Slink Hourglass