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!

 

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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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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Pose by Kokoro “

 

 

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

 

Anything We Want

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My scars were reflecting the mist in your headlights
I looked like a neon zebra shaking rain off her stripes
And the rivulets had you riveted to the places that I wanted you to kiss me when we find some time alone

Fiona Apple –Anything We Want from the Idler Wheel album

Maybe I’m a bit overly deep today. I actually attempted to make a metaphorical look!  Since blogging and sort of immersing myself in The Zebra Revolution theme at this month’s Dazzle, this wistful Fiona Apple song keeps running through my head, it’s a beautiful song, you should google it.  The song to me, makes me think of a friend, a friend one has been in love with since childhood, he or she keeps rejecting the signals that signify that a deeper relationship is desired.  Each rejection piles up, forming scars that we feel are highly visible to any who see us, especially the desired lover. However, we care too much to lose them from our lives, so we take the friendship regardless of the pain. My little spin is that maybe we attempt to hide our scars by a brightness that we don’t feel.  Are you shocked that I can reflective instead of just silly?  I do generally keep a light and bright style on my blog, and while this look itself is light and bright,  the mood I want to convey is how we hide our pain, maybe accept more than we should, by staying that bright and happy person we don’t feel is really ourselves, but what we want to be, while remaining convinced that everyone can see through the act to the scars underneath.

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I want to start with the hair by Ali & Ali. It’s actually a FREE gift, it was my job to blog the exclusives!  I didn’t even realize until just now either (this is what I get for being deep instead of funny.)  But, I’m going to roll with it, as I feel this tousled bob shows off the chaotic nature of our emotional scars.  I think the brain is where most of us have the most scars.  Even if I unintentionally goofed by filing this in the wrong spot in my folders, the texture is exactly what all the exclusives contain, and there are several styles available to best meet your own desired look.  I’m posting the booth so you can see for yourself how many are available, and hopefully, I’ll be able to blog at one more!  There are styles for men and women available, and for this unique, punky look they are really low priced at 50 lindens each.  There is a resize script included, and you can adjust the color of the white stripes via edit menu.  You can find the Ali&Ali stall along the row to the left of the entrance.

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My outfit is also another moderately priced grab from Dazzle!  This bright and wild outfit from Salty! includes both the leggings (which by the way come with an omega applier HUD of 4 bright colors if you don’t like the blue) and the loose and flowy tanktop complimented with a zebra print ribbon under the bust. The tank comes in 5 standard sizes, Maitreya, both Slinks, and all 3 Bellezas. The low price tag comes in at 75 lindens!  I have to point how the zebra ribbon under the bust reminds me of the scars on our hearts, and the contrasting leggings our struggle between pain and happiness, but how we’re actually both. Just to let you know, Salty! is the latest generous designer to sign up to be in the Grow your Awareness Hunt that I am organizing next month!

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Once again, Dazzle played right into my metaphorical look.  I’m wearing the Beloved Jewelry “Animal Choker” and “Animal Cuff Bracelets”  They are sold separately with a low price tag of 50 lindens each.  Additionally, they come with a texture change script, allowing you to customize between 12 different metals, 7 colors for the faux fur, and 33 accent gems. Beloved Jewelry was one of the original designers who agreed to commit to the Grow Your Awareness Hunt, and helped give me the confidence I needed to approach other designers. I chose to display the bracelets in both the zebra and the light, because the placement of them is where we would apply perfume, and thus the image we project both intentionally and unintentionally eventually reveals the whole person we are, both with darkness and light. As perfume only masks a smell.

On my left, I also stacked the bracelet with some bangles that are included in the FREE gift set out by Moonstar By the Sea at Dazzle.  I had plans to blog the dress, but Aline of FabFree beat me to the punch.  You can head over to the FabFree blog and see the dress here.

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We’ve made it all the way down to my feet!  We’re almost to the end.  These adorable retro pumps with ankle straps are a FREE gift at The Little Black Dress, along with 8 other fantastic gifts, and the group is FREE to join!  The Little Black Dress is the third designer in this post that is joining the GYA hunt as well! These great little shoes come rigged for Slink High, Maitreya, and TMP.  I chose these zebra print shoes to work in my metaphorical look, as the foundation of many of our personalities is the scars and experiences that shape our lives.

Exposeur’s 50 linden marketplace sale is still ongoing. I snagged this dark alley that comes with 20 poses and mirrors (all of the poses in this blog are from this set, I didn’t add in any extra this time.)  I wanted to show that we usually view ourselves, both the good and bad with tunnel vision, and chose a windlight that added the soft glow at the end of the tunnel (haha you know, the light at the end of the tunnel?)

Whoever thought of poetry in clothing? I’m sorry for being so deep and metaphorical, but I hope it helped improve the look rather than detract from it.  It also helped that Dazzle has the zebra theme this month, so it was basically a one stop shop!  That’s always nice not to have to pop all over Second Life for a single look.  What’s not spoken about has been blogged, so consult the style card!

We started out sipping the water
And now we try to swallow the wave
And we try not to let those bastards get us down
We don’t worry anymore cause we know when the guff comes we get brave
After all, look around
It’s happening, it’s happening, it’s happening now

Fiona Apple –Anything We Want from the Idler Wheel album

Get it!

Hair Ali&Ali “A&A Selene Hair Zebra Edition”- FREE gift  @Dazzle, many more styles available for just 50L

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

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

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

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

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets.   “::DS:: Deep Embrace Abyss Eyeshadow” -1L

Lipstick: Elise “Nocturne #4” – 45L (in fatpack)

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

Cuff Bracelets: Beloved Jewelry: “Animal Cuff Bracelet R (&L)(Texture Change)- 50L  @Dazzle

Bangels: Moonstar By the Sea “*V* magenta zebra bangles L”- FREE gift @Dazzle

Nails:  Kosmetik “Gel Nails -Glitter Ombre”-199L (180 group members) fatpack of 18

Pants and Top:  Salty “Party Rock Outfit” -75L  @Dazzle

Shoes:  The Little Black Dress “Zebra Shoes” – group gift/group FREE to join!

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Scene and poses:  Exposeur “Narrow Dark Alley” –50L (Sale) on Marketplace

On Beyond Zebra

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There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.

Dr. Seuss
My son adores Dr. Suess books, I guess he gets that from me, because I still adore them myself, just on a different level.  He’s really really into spelling right now, and I literally spend all day spelling everything to him, but I’m more than happy to do it, he’ll need these skills for more effective communication as his verbal language is pretty severely limited. Although, he did tell me this morning when I went to help him because his shoes were on the wrong feet “I’m independent!” I agree he’s very independent when it comes to making messes. Something about this dress from Gypsy Chic just said fun and whimsy to me, and Seuss is definitely the master in that department.  Just like yesterday, I have a wide variety of ways to find your goodies, with a few 100 lindens or less nabs from Dazzle, a lucky letter, a group gift, and a fishing prize!  And that, dear readers, is why I’m smiling.
You’ll have to forgive the old lady in me, I just wasn’t all that comfortable wearing Gypsy Chic’s “Palomma Zebra Dress” without something to cover my bits and bum.  I do happen to love it as a tunic top!  It’s soft and flowing, bright and cheerful, and the added waist corset adds a touch of earthiness to the colorful Zebra.  The Palomma Zebra Dress is an exclusive at the March round of Dazzle and is low priced at 100 lindens.  This dress comes sized for Maitreya, both Slinks, all 3 Bellezas, as well as a standard fitted with alpha layer.  This round of Dazzle runs through the 25th!
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Park Place “[Park Place] Zebra Director’s Seat”
These studded ankle boots are also available from Gyspy Chic in their Dazzle display, and also just 100 lindens.  There are also several other colors available if you’re not keen on the white.  They come rigged for Maitreya, Slink and Belleza feet.  Additionally, it’s a good idea to check out the Gyspy Chic store, for just 5 lindens there are several cute gifts, as well as a gift for The Free Dove group right there in the store, as well as one for FabFree.  I’ve been a member of the Gypsy Chic group for a while now, even before being introduced to these fun designs at Dazzle.
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Exposeur’s Pin Up Selfie Series -50L on marketplace sale!
Glint is also participating in Dazzle this month, and have yet another exclusive deal for us! This Onyx Zebra Necklace is unisex with its short length, leather cord, beads, and pendant.  The beads alternate between black and zebra print and a silver inlay of a Zebra head is set in shiny onyx. There is a resizer script on this fun and casual necklace, making it easy for anyone to wear.  It’s also quite low priced at 50 lindens!  I’ve talked about Glint very often in this blog, and while it appears that the lucky letters are no longer up, there is 7seas Fishing, as well as credit back on each purchase for group members, and group gifts.  Glint also participates in several hunts each month and has a very well organized hunt board with previews and hints clearly displayed.  The Glint group is FREE to join!  Obviously, I’ve been a member of the Glint group practically forever, and one great feature, which I’ve taken advantage of is customized jewelry.  Glint is also taking part in the Grow Your Awareness Hunt that I am organizing for next month!
 My sleek bob I also fished up this offering of Sn@tch’s Fish-4-This.  I finally completed the set last night, this hair is the last, due to a trade in group chat.  There’s also a blonde and a red version fished separately, and I was able to catch many of those before giving up and whining in group chat about it. There is a rigged and an unrigged version. Anyone can fish at Sn@tch with their 7seas Fishing pole, but Sn@tch chat is where the trading and sharing goodness happens.  The Sn@tch group is 200 lindens to join.
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Exposeur’s Pin Up Selfie Series -50L on marketplace sale!
This super fun backdrop by Po^Z is also at Dazzle!  I was drawn to the earthy tones with the pops of color that allowed the zebra print to shine through without being overwhelming.  It’s happily also copy/mod. I discovered Po^Z through The Free Dove and struck up a conversation with the designer after I blogged her and dropped a courtesy note.  I’m happy to say that’s she’s a very friendly person, and one worthy of my financial patronage, little as it may be.  She’s also agreed to participate in the Grow Your Awareness Hunt, much to my delight!  Po^Z  currently has 4 group gifts available at the main store, including bento poses and a backdrop, and the group is FREE to join!
I snagged these tights by Baby Monkey for just 10L in the marketplace.  There 35 colors in the pack, for classic avatar, Slink and Maitreya appliers.  They were key in helping this old woman keep her modesty because frankly, no one wants to a see a 41-year-old mom’s flat white butt (even if Slink Hourglass definitely gave me a butt lift!)
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Kokoro Poses – Alice Group gift/group FREE to join
The final two touches I have to share today are my ring and bracelet.  The blue “Ribbon Ring” is one of several group gifts at Earthstones.  I recently, thanks to Kimbra of Beloved, learned a way to make my older rings bento!  It’s actually fairly simple, the next time to wish to wear one, use attach to instead of wear, and choose the ring finger option.  Now it’ll be floating out in midair when you do this, but step on your pose stand, and using the edit function maneuver the ring to the proper place.  The Earthstone‘s group is 250L to join.
Now my bracelet I scored off a lucky chair at Zuri Jewelry  I subscribed to this group and they often have fun events and sales.  You also don’t need to join the group to play the lucky letters at Zuri!  You should pop into Zuri’s for more than the lucky letters though. There’s a two lucky dip type thingies, gifts that are FREE to anyone in the group gift area, including matching earrings for this bracelet, and then there are gifts for the FabFree, Maitreya Gifts and News, Teleport Hub, and Third Life groups, as well as a subscriber gift. I felt this Rayna Cord leather bracelet with the teal accents just went perfectly with this outfit playing on both the leather of Glint’s necklace and the and the spectrum of shading in Gypsy Chic’s zebra.
All my makeup, and of course, my favorite glasses have been previously blogged!  Check the style card for every detail!
“If you stay home with Zebra,
You’re stuck in a rut.
But on beyond Zebra,
You’re anything but!
When you go beyond Zebra,
Who knows…?
Dr.  Seuss

 

 

 

Get it!

Hair:  Sn@tch “:::Sn@tch Morgan 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” – 99L (fatpack)

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

Eyeshadow:    ATIA’s “ATIA’s Mink Eye Shadow”-88L Fatpack

Lipstick:  The Little Black Dress *LBD Glossy Sheer Lipstick – Cocoa” -in fat pack 149L

Necklace:  Glint “Onyx Zebra Necklace” -50L @Dazzle
Dress/top:  Gypsy Chic “*GC* Palomma Zebra Dress” -100L @Dazzle
Tights: Baby Monkey “BM Tights FW 2015 – 16 (neutral 3) -10L on marketplace
Shoes:  Gypsy Chic: *GC* Spike Mid Boots White” -100L  @Dazzle
Body:  Slink Hourglass
Backdrop:  Po^Z “Po^Z Mesh – Zebra backdrop ( Copy/Mod)” -100L @Dazzle

Silver Fish

 

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Exposeur’s Marketplace Sale was still on as a few minutes ago!  I snagged this simple shadow box with 10 poses and mirrors for just 50L!

 

Hello, lovelies!  Today I thought I’d bring you an eclectic assortment of ways to achieve the goodness I’m showing off, a unique event find, some limited time deals, some will remain as is for longer, but all showcasing black and silver, one of my favorite combinations!  I’ve also been brainstorming a way to better combine some of my happily accepted blogging duties with the core reason for my blog, which is showing complete looks with lots of free and inexpensive items.  Although admittedly I will stray from time to time because I adore something,  or it’s a roleplay look, or I find that things that aren’t free or cheap just compliment the look to meet my vision of it.   This post, however, does contain a fantastic and not under 100L event item, as well as the great freebies and inexpensive items I’ve become known for.  There’s a group gift, a lucky letter, a subscriber gift, a Sn@tch fishing find, as well as a sale!  Lots of information coming, but there’s not a thing in this post that I don’t love! So no skipping around allowed! (Evil laugh, I’m just kidding…aren’t I?)  So without further ado…

Dazzling Fish

Have you ever just sat back on the edge of a lake, or out in a quiet boat and just watched the fish swim and jump?  I love how the reflective properties of the scales as they hit the sunlight make the fish resemble glistening jewels.  I was quite a bit of a tomboy as a kid, and loved fishing, and still find it relaxing and meditative when I just need a break from it all.  More than the sparkle, maybe it’s the yin-yang design of the chasing fish in the pendant on this necklace from Stone’s Works that calls forth those peaceful moments.  I also really like the wide, chunky chain that this beautiful pendant is showcased on.  The Pisces Zebra Fish Necklace is an exclusive at this round of Dazzle for 199 lindens.  It’s only available until the 25th of March, so hop on the limo I just linked and head down and see this unique necklace in person.

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Speaking of fish, these earrings are in Sn@tch’s latest fishing prize batch.  This time the Fish-4-This is “I’m in the Little Balck Dress”  The entire set contains 6 mesh dresses stockings, necklace, earrings, boots and a few shades of hair.  Each piece, including left and right earrings as well as the boots, is fished up individually, making this time 22 unique items.  Fishing at Sn@tch and other sims with 7 Seas Fishing content requires a 7 Seas fishing pole, the casual rod can be purchased for 100 lindens and there’s a vendor for it right near the pond at Sn@tch.  However, once you make this initial investment everything you fish up from then on out is FREE.

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Very few people like the eat the skin of fish, even if it is prepared properly crispy.  Thank goodness my new skin from Dulce Secrets isn’t fish skin! The current group gift is this “Sose Skin” in the Quinoa color.  I love how soft and natural it looks with pale pink makeup added.  There’s system layer, Catwa, LeLutka, and Omega appliers included.  There are options for push up cleavage, or no, and a choice of black, brown, blonde, ginger, or no eyebrows included. If you like the Sose skin but think it’s too pale, which is perfect for me! There’s a darker “Oat” Version of the skin as a gift for the Weekly Limited group.  Both the Dulce Secrets and the Weekly Limited groups are FREE to join!

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Not fishy, but has that sparkle like the sun on fish, this dress from Chic Moda is a current lucky letter prize for group members!  Although I didn’t think to stop out of the shadow box to show the entire length of this long fitted gown, it does reach the floor.  As it goes with everything I’ve bought or been gifted from Chic Moda this gown is also extremely well-rigged, and textured.  I adore the fastenings detail on the back, making it very realistic.  This is a great store for original mesh, with a super nice and fun designer at the head!  The Chic Moda group is 50L to join, and there are several past group gifts available. Not to mention that they participate in my favorite sale of the week, Fly Buy Fridays!  The clothes, including this dress, are generally rigged for Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, and Physique only.  Some are Maitreya only, but she’s been updating them to include Slink bit by bit (also allows us to vote on the next upgrade!)

Believe it or not, I’m actually making fish for dinner, for some reason I had a craving…. It’s nearly done, just in time too, as everything else I’m wearing has been previously blogged!  Check the style card for all the details!

Get it!

Hair:  Argrace “Chikai” –FREE Subscriber gift

Skin:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Sose.Quinoa.Black Brow Push Up” -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

Necklace:  Stone’s Works “Pisces Zebra Fish Necklace” -199L @ Dazzle

Earrings:  Sn@tch “21:::Sn@tch Black Dress Earring (Silver-LF and RT (seperately fished)::: -FREE with 7Seas Fishing pole!

Dress:  Chic Moda “ChicModa // Ellen // BLACK OMBRE” – Lucky Letter prize!/group 50L to join

Ring:  Beloved Jewelry “Gem Dome Ring (texture change) -100L

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Scene- Exposeur “Simple Shadow Box” -50L Marketplace Sale!

 

 

 

The Price of Punctuality

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The problem with being punctual is that there’s no one there to appreciate it.~Franklin P. Jones

I’ve always been that person who shows up 10-15 minutes early for everything. It generally serves me well, with one major exception, going to parties. I’m generally that awkward first guest.  The one who stands around alone, watching the door, waiting for the fashionably late to arrive.  The one who already feels self-conscious for being the eager-beaver for a night out.  Heck, I dream of night outs, who am I kidding, I AM an eager-beaver for them!  The first drink will do it’s trick and relax me enough to stop caring at the staring as the host runs around finishing preparations and the others arrive and see me attacking the chips and salsa.

It’s better to be the first to a party than to be under dressed. (Missy Wisdom)

I may be alone, but at least I look hot! Wild, slinky, sparkly, sexy the perfect look for a party that’s sure to be rockin’. I’ve got a few well-priced Dazzle exclusives, and a FREE hair to show.  I also made a new pair of my glasses, this time in a subtle zebra print, and those will go can be found on the marketplace for 1 linden.  The bodysuit is designed by Emerald Couture, whom I’ve blogged about previously, so click this link to get all the details about this wonderful shop.  The jewelry set is by Beloved Jewelry and we know all about her awesomeness all over this blog!

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This Zebra Dance outfit by Emerald Couture is sure to fit just about any female who is reading this! It comes in the following sizes:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink- Hourglass and Physique
  • Fitmesh Sizes XS-L
  • Ebody
  • Tonic Curvy
  • TMP
  • Ocacin
  • Belleza – Venus, Isis, Freya
  • Alpha Layer if need

I simply love the matching shoes!  Strappy, sparkly, colorful, subtle print, that has Missy written all over it.  The good news is, you don’t have to buy them separately, they came with the outfit!  The shoes come rigged for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feetsies, and also a mesh unrigged pair is included.  The entire outfit, comes in at 125 lindens.  Missy Math makes this 62.5 lindens an item, which is a great price, especially for these snazzy shoes that I’m gushing over.  This outfit is exclusive at this round of Dazzle, so if you want it, head down before the 25th, and find the Emerald Couture stall in the center of the room.

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Punctuality is a virtue, if you don’t mind being lonely. ― Edward Bulwer-Lytton

I find this to be a really unique and charming jewelry set.  If you kind of look at it as a whole, the setting of the gems and pearls resembles a Zebra head to me.  The center of the pendant is a hand-blown glass bead with a zebra print design.  I like the nice chunky thick necklace, and it comes with the texture script for all 12 of metals that Kimbra usually includes!  There are also 12 different shades of the pearls, I used black here, and there are 33 choices for the accent gem, of which I chose Sapphire 2 for this look.  This Robinia Set is Exclusive at Dazzle, and will only cost you 50L.  That’s a fantastic deal for a set that manages to be arty, funky, whimsical, and dressy all at the same time!

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Pose by Belle Poses “80s Girl”

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.     ~William Shakespeare

So, when I did the couple’s post with Stone’s Work’s Stallion Hats,I popped over to Argrace, the store that made his hair.  I was more than pleased when I noticed several gifts that can be snagged just by subscribing.  It’s FREE and it doesn’t take group space! I really like this tight side knot.  It’s very Missy.  The Chikai Hair comes with a full color hud, all the hairbases, and optional Kanzashi.  I think the best bit though is how super shiny and natural looking this hair is.  No Playdough hair!

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There are, of course, a few other things that I’m wearing.  For my glasses, I designed a subtle zebra stripe look.  I popped em up on the marketplace for just a linden if anyone wants a copy!  I left them copy and mod as well.  Everything else has been blogged or is no longer available.  As I’m fond of saying, if you don’t see it discussed in the blog it’ll absolutely be on the style card! Now it seems folks are actually showing up to this shindig, so I shall say “goodbye for now!”

 

Get it!

Hair:  Argrace“Chikai Hair”  –FREE subscriber gift!

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:: Hunter Venery Eyeshadow” – fatpack 200L

Lipstick:  ATIA “Tomato Wet Lip Tattoo” -fatpack 88L

Glasses:  Me! “Missy’s Subtle Zebra Glasses” –1L on Marketplace

Necklace and Earrings: Beloved Jewelry “Robinia Set” 50L EXCLUSIVE @ Dazzle

Jumpsuit and matching shoes:  Emerald Couture “EC Zebra Dance” -125L EXCLUSIVE @ Dazzle

Bracelet:  Breathe “[BREATHE]-October Bracelet-Black” –past gift

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox scene from$60L Plus Rentals