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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Freebie Model Pose

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

 

Slacker Day!

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Finally, loungewear again! Now, I know, that I have said many, many times that I don’t have a style.  However, if I’m not roleplaying in some fashion, I’m running around ultra casual, it’s what I do, it’s the real me, I’m a slob.  I just even realized that I’m wearing something similar as I write this, only the purples and pinks are more jewel-toned!  Everything I’ve got on is mostly FREE for another day or two at least, the group gifts can remain longer, and my Free Dove stuff isn’t going anywhere soon.

Shop Till You Drop

Truth had a booth at Shop Till You Drop, and this Astra Valentine’s gift was FREE to all there.  It was a super generous gift with ALL of Truth’s color HUDs, and a style HUD.  Since the event ended on the 26th, I decided to show off this hair as a thank you, and in conjunction with mentioning that the 50% items are still in the marketplace if you missed the event (search VDAY).  This hair is also for sale on the MP, but not 50% off, the full fatpack will cost you 1250 lindens, 400 lindens for the variety pack, or 250L for a single color hud.  I know I had alot of trouble getting in until towards the end of the event, and others may have just given up.  I finally snagged the Farryn hair that I’ve been drooling over for a couple of months now for just 150 lindens for the single color pack.  I do have plans for that hair and this blog in the works, but the magic eightball said NO when I asked if I’d get that post out by the end of the month.  Spoiler alert, that loosey-goosey gorgeous french braid looks amazing under a white Stetson.  Stay tuned if you’re craving a western look!

*Noon SLT update, Group Notice sent out that Astra is available at the Truth Front Desk for FREE!  

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Gacha Garden

I had so many goodies to show off from this round of the Gacha Gardens that didn’t even get around to showing off my Justice Liza Dress gacha RARE win (and only on the 2nd pull!)  I did blog a few things here, and here, but, seeing as Gimme Gacha events rank among my favorites, I’ll give another little shout out and hope it drags another body into the event. I’m wearing A*S’s  “Candy Heart collar love” which was the gift set out at the A*S gacha stall at the Gacha Garden Event.  You’ll need to be a member of the Gimme Gacha group to snag any of the gifts, but the group is FREE to join (and imo a very fun group to remain in for chat and gacha trading!)  It ends on the 28th, so if you haven’t gotten down there yet, shake your tail feather!

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Sealed With a Kiss

If you’re like me and doing all you can to catch up on all you missed in terms of hunts and events this month, you should put The Sealed With a Kiss Hunt on your list! I found these pink floral chucks at Poeme for just 1 linden!  They are unrigged and modifiable, so they’ll work with any feet!  If you love em, head down and snag them by the end of the 28th!

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I ❤ Group gifts!

Justice is one of my absolute favorite stores to get my everyday looks.  Absolutely everything I’ve demoed or purchased from there is rigged amazingly well, little if any glitches, even with my slider so far to the right on my boobs, and I definitely have my body fat slider some to the right as well! I barely have to use my alpha hud at all. I often joke in group chat about how much I love how her stuff does “justice” to my hiney in such a way that even I can’t stop staring at it. (See what I did there? And see me wearing the Bailee Jeans that started this love affair here.)

Then there’s the fact that the owner, Valentine, is one of the genuinely nicest people that I’ve had the privilege to meet in Second Life.  Currently, at Justice, there are 3 group gifts available for women, including these lavender leggings, and one gift for men.  Group privileges also give a percentage of credit when you make a purchase.  To my great delight, she often participates in Fly Buy Fridays!  I lurrrrveeeee Fly Buy Fridays, getting that little sales HUD is the highlight of my SL shopping week!  There’s also gachas in the store for us gacha lovers, and she participates in several events as well.  Oh, and do you know what the sugar sprinkles on top of all this delightfulness is?  The Justice group is FREE to join!

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This pose isn’t included in the set from Belle Poses, but I’m using the furniture with a pose that’s in the 9-year Anniversary pack, which is 45 poses for 45 lindens, by HelaMiyo! Am I the only one who hangs their head over the end of the couch like this when I’m bored? It does feel pretty great on my back however.  Although with 1st World gravity my face would be behind the juggs, I am past 40 now!

Anyway, if you read that little photo caption, I’m hanging here to show off these glasses, which I have blogged before, but wanted to mention again, because it’s been 6 months and they are still available! Blankline is actually a men’s store, but when it comes to plastic black frames, I’m a fan and don’t discriminate.  Take the teleport, and yes it will say men’s something or other, but you’re in the right place, you can join the group there at the desk and there’s a picture frame behind it that has these hip nerdy glasses as a group gift.  The Blankline group is FREE to join!  Take your men along, because there are some pretty fantastic men’s clothes here.

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These pink reverse french nails are group gift #183 “Coffee House Pinup” From Hello Dave. It’s last week’s group gift, this week has #184 and #185 given, so if you’ve not joined Hello Dave yet, for 100L, you can still get this in the Past Group Gift’s box, which has all the group gifts from 149- current.   Hello Dave gives a new nail palette each week as group gifts!

The Group of Groups!

So, I’ve already told the store about finding The Free Dove via google, which started my fascination with SL fashion, but it was when I found what is my favorite blog SL blog ever that I expanded my knowledge to things like,  furnishings, decor, events, hunts, poses.  I still read it daily, and often link back to it, it’s also here on WordPress.  If you didn’t guess by all those hints it’s Fabulously Free in SL! However on top of sharing all the finds they go out and hunt for, there’s also a TON of designers who support their group and offer FREE gifts to its members.  These totally FUN LED lighted jelly bracelets are one such gift.  Zendra has generously made these exclusive for the FabFree group, and it’s easy to see why as it’s rainbow colors just like the FabFree group logo! If you’re not already a member of the FabFree group, it’s FREE to join!  Just head down to Zendra and use the FabFree group tag to snag these fun bracelets!

Missy Recommended Buys

My shirt, sigh, there are two points I need to get across here.  One is, that I need to blog more often. Two, since I didn’t blog them in time, you should take it upon yourself to check the weekly riot offerings at Sn@tch, and the best way to get in on the riots is by joining the Sn@tch VIP group which is 200L. I rioted for these a couple of weeks ago and got them at rock bottom, 50 lindens.  The Lucy tanks are a fantastic basic to have, there’s a HUD of 30 colors and a ton of sizes, but I’m not going to go into all that because I’m not sure if they are still available!  I checked the Marketplace, and they aren’t listed there, but the store is pretty huge so they might be there at normal price, I didn’t run around and look, I’m too LAZY for that!

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The couch, game controllers, and every pose  (6 total) above not captioned with a different designer are a set from BellePoses.  You can snag the Smart Girl poses and props for 99 lindens on the marketplace, or in the main store!

Everything else has been blogged before, including the skin, lipstick, and earrings from The Free Dove.  Check the style card for all the links and credits!  My 3 parting poses are just me being goofy, and are not from the included poses in the Smart Girls set, but the props are, naturally.

Get it!

Hair:  Truth “Astra” (see pricing above)

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:  BlankLine, “Glasses” – group gift/group FREE to join

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

Earrings:  Poeme “Poeme Haunted Pearl Earrings -Potion SLV”  @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Choker: A*S “Candy Heart collar love”  FREE @ Gacha Gardens / group FREE to join

Tank top: Sn@tch “Lucy Ribbed Tank”

Bracelets: Zendra “Bracelet Rubber band Led” – gift for FabFree group/ FabFree FREE to join!

Leggings:  Justice “Abbie Leggings -Lavender” -group gift/group FREE to join!

Shoes: Poeme “Happy Valentine’s Sneakers” -1L hunt prize for  The Sealed With a Kiss Hunt

Couch, controller, poses:  Belle Poses “Smart Girls” -99L

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon Delight

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

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

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What About  The Bob?

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

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The Grand Details

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

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Pose by HERA “Hold Me Forever” – From WOH4

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

Get it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

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

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

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

Sim:  Skybox scene at $60L Plus Rentals

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

It’s All Here in Black and White

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

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Chantilly Lace….

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

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And a Pretty Face….

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

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And a Pony Tail a….

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

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Pose By PM “BestGiftEver1”

That Wiggle in the Walk

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

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And Giggle in the Talk

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

Get it!

Hair:  Truth “Chyna” -50L

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

 

 

Free Dove Challenge #2

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

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The Clothes

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

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

The Shoes

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

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The Hair

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

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The Makeup

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

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

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The Glasses

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

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

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

The Earrings

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

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

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The Necklace and Bracelet

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

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

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

Get it!

Hair: Rezology “Boon”- @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Scene from Skybox -$60L Rentals Plus

The Free Dove Challenge #1

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So, here it is, my first official post as an official blogger for The Free Dove! I’m pretty excited about it!  It makes me want to tell my first Free Dove story.  So, if any of you actually read my introductory blog post (which I don’t think anyone did).  My Second Life Story started over 3 years ago.  Well, I didn’t know anyone, and I couldn’t figure a thing out, and where I landed not another person was helpful, so I quit. I came back last summer to join a friend, who promised to tutor me.  He was, unfortunately male, and one of those males who has a couple of shirts, a pair of jeans, and a swimsuit. Not really help in the fashion department, bless his heart, but accepting of whatever I chose, basically.  The first random person who saw me struggling with how I looked, directed me to the Freebie Galaxy.  Which, I’m not knocking it, it was a great way to explore and get introduced into various things like rezzing, and understanding where system layers go.

Fast forward a month or so, and I bought my first mesh body.  Now I have zero clothes again.  Auntie Google finally introduced me to this special store, The Free Dove, where everything is FREE!  I was in H-E-A-V-E-N.  I literally grabbed everything, because I can’t ever do anything the easy way and have bought a mainstream body, and the Violet Studios suggestion was just to try on everything and see what works!  I went back to my friend’s linden house and happily spent days playing paper dolls with my new clothes, hair, makeup, and skins.   Things have sort of snowballed from there in terms of my paper dolls obsessions, prompting me to channel it productively and start this blog.  But, this is where it began, this is the reason I am fashion obsessed in Second Life, and obsessed with outfitting myself for FREE as much as I can.  And at The Free Dove, I can do that.

If you’ve been a reader, you will have noticed that I naturally have included The Free Dove in many posts, but if you check the tag you will find that ALL of my posts include The Free Dove, because that is where my favorite skin is from. I’m sorry and not sorry for this, sorry because there’s no easy way for a reader to check what outfits and accessories that I have already covered, and not sorry, because as my favorite skin is from The Free Dove, both the store, and the designer who created it, Avi-Glam, are highlighted in each post I make, as is deserved and fitting.

All this backstory brings us to The Free Dove Challenge, where I will post a head to toe look entirely put together at The Free Dove, and start a new tag “Free Dove Challenge” so that those posts can be tracked.   The hard part for me was deciding where to start for my first one!  I narrowed it down this way.  I haven’t blogged a long dress in a while, I haven’t blogged anything but cold weather fashion lately and there is half the world that doesn’t have cold weather right now, and I’ve really really been wanting to blog Spyralle again, and my plans for blogging her Regency Bonnets for Jane Austen’s Birthday went right out the window. I’ll refresh memories, I totally fell in love with the hunt offering from Spyralle back in October at the Rock Your Rack 2017 Event, and wore it here and here.  But, even more than just liking her designs, which are very unique, I like Kerryth as a person, my interactions with her were very uplifting as a new blogger, and she made a lasting impression on me as someone who I wanted to support in Second Life.  I want my blog to be a positive place for those who deserve it, and in my own pitiful way, offer my blog as thanks for their contributions, and a way to bring their creations to life.  I can certainly say that I’ve found a very supportive group of friends, and while I don’t interact with Kerryth as much as I do some other designers, she was among the first.

So, what you really want to know about is the CLOTHES! From the top of my head to the tip of my toes, every single thing can be found at The Free Dove!  (minus my mesh body).

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What seems to be a simple slip dress is elevated to a beautiful work of art in the hands of Kerryth of Spyralle.  The pattern of swirls in lights and shadows, that mimics the natural design elements of sea-shells, wings, leaves, flower petals, and even the wind, gives this dress an ethereal quality that makes it seem to glow in places, even though it’s not.  The National Tropical Botanical Garden is in Koloa Hawaii, and I get the same feeling of peace and beauty with this design as I did years ago gazing upon the truly amazing trees there.  Check it out if you don’t believe me on the website for the Allerton Garden!  Ok, now that my fangirl gushing is done, I should tell you that the “Koloa” slip dress comes in 5 standard sizes! I’m also adding in a shot of the back of this beauty.  All casual clothing, such as this dress, is located in the center of the store. With this particular dress being in the aisle that faces the makeup and skins section.

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This back shot also gives you a nice view of how the hair from Mutiny in Heaven that I am modeling tumbles gracefully down my back. The “!MiH Phyde hair for The Free Dove” comes in this rich brown or a honey blonde, with options for larger or standard breasts in each shade. You can locate this and all of the FREE hairs available along the back wall of the store, near the dressing areas.

The dress is long and flowing, so you really can’t see my shoes, although I’m wearing them, just in case anyone peeks at my tootsies while I walk. Baby Monkey has a fantastic gift out in the shoes section with classic round toe pumps with a HUD of 10 basic colors.  The “Leana Pumps Basics” come sized for Slink, Maitreya, Belleza, and classic avatar MID feet.   You can locate the shoes section in the front center area of the store, between casual clothing and lingerie and in front of makeup and skins.

I’m including the vendor ad for the shoes so you can see exactly what’s included.  I happen to be wearing them in this nice, neutral nude which is shown.

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Speaking of skins and makeup, it’s no secret to readers of this blog that I always wear a skin from The Free Dove.  Avi-Glam is the generous designer who has offered up the AG. Anna Skin for members of The Free Dove.  I am a pale person, and when looking for free skins when I started, I had a heck of a time finding one that wasn’t essentially “tanned.”  This skin is not!  It comes in tiers 0 and 1, and has options for blond or black eyebrows.  There is the skin for classic avatar, as well as Slink and Omega appliers in the box, with and without the option to apply a cleavage shadow.  I like when both classic and applier skins are in the same box, as I use a mesh body, and a standard/classic head.  So I utilize both the system skin and the applier version.

Over my skin I’ve added a few simple and fresh makeup options from that HUGE box of cosmetics that I often mention, and use, that Dulce Secrets has out.  From that huge box makeup, (thank goodness there are previews in the textures), I’ve plucked out and applied the “::DS:: Fresh Love Lips”, “::DS:: Rosy Glow Blush”, and the “::DS:: Fresh Smoke Eyeshadow”.  I’m also wearing a pair of mesh eyelashes found in the box, for that extra bump of eye drama. The gift in the makeup section is named “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection.”  It’s early yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a 2018 collection was coming shortly, so be sure to hurry down and grab this totally amazing gift. But there’s not only makeup in the box, there’s clothing, skins, eyes, non-bento shapes, and slink nail appliers as well.  It’s 100% a few different complete avatars in a box.  Both classic and mesh avatars as well, as appliers are included.

One last detail in my jewelry, I’ve actually blogged the earrings from this set before, it’s a lovely matched set that is versatile to use with many outfits.  In the Jewelry section, straight in from the entrance at the landing point, you’ll find this offering from Tempestuous named “Your Majesty”.  A simple gold chain with a teardrop pearl and diamond solitaire along with matched drop earrings.

I hope you enjoyed my Free Dove Challenge, I’ll be doing them a few times a month!  Best thing is that head to toe, completely and totally, with the exception of my mesh body, everything shown is completely FREE to members of The Free Dove Group, which is also FREE to join!

Get it:

Hair:   Mutiny in Heaven “!MiH Phyde For Free Dove”  @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

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

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

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

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

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

Shoes:  Baby Monkey “”Leana Pumps Basics”@   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Necklace and Earrings:   Tempetuous “Your Majesty”  at The Free Dove group gift/Free Dove group FREE to join

Body:  Violet Studios “Tudoto Mesh Body”- 2,000L

Hands: Violet Studios – “Fusion 2 – Bento Hands Version 2.0″  200 lindens

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

I Don’t Wanna

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Pose by EKC “by chair sits*  FREE Lucky Letter Win!

Christmas vacation as a mother seems inordinately long. Christmas vacation as an employee is always too short.  Back to work on Monday for many who enjoyed the holidays. Out of the loungewear, even if it is the usual for my typical Sunday post, and into some business casual. Not to work of course, but to pout, procrastinate, and pretend.  I’ve put together a quick, inexpensive look for you today, and scattered the clutter around my desk to mimic my usual cluttered (ie messy) work area.  Most of that clutter isn’t available, but I’ll give credit where it’s due as thanks to those who made it so I could spread it!

Fly-By Fridays

Have you heard about Fly-By Friday‘s yet?  It’s a sale every weekend, complete with a HUD with preview and taxi to each participating store.  Vaygah of Pink Cream Pie is the mastermind behind this delightful idea.  All prices for Fly-By Friday are between 50 and 100 lindens.  There are some really fantastic designers participating, so stop by Pink Cream Pie and subscribe in order to get your weekly HUD.  Alternatively, you can subscribe at any Fly-By Friday participating location by locating the sign in the store or pick up a HUD for FREE on the marketplace.

My sweater is a 50 linden Fly-By Friday offer from Justice. Today is the last day to get it for 50 lindens so you’ve got about 12 hours or less depending on when you read this.  The “Callie” shirt I’ve shown is available in 5 different colors, each for 50 lindens.  It comes sized for all Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink Mesh bodies.  As usual for Justice, the mesh and rigging are simply fantastic, and the sheer panel at the top takes it a step away from being just another boring crewneck sweater.  I’m modeling it in “Daisy”.

My Trousers are one of the extremely affordable “Basics” from The Little Black Dress”  I’ve modeled them in the herringbone texture that is provided, in 5 different colors via HUD.  However, these trousers are copy/mod so you can add whatever texture or color you like, all for just 49 lindens!  I’ve had the demo for a while, but just now decided to go snag them to wear, but for some reason, I had a hard time finding them at the main store.  However, they were easily located at the Bay City Store for LBD.  So it’s likely they are only at that location, and on the marketplace.

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My ankle boots, which I L-O-V-E are a hunt prize from Shoe-Ddiction at The Free Dove.  Join the FREE Free Dove group and search around for the single white high-heeled pump and click on them for your FREE hunt reward.  There are 5 available at The Free Dove location, and 5 more available at Shoe-diction store.  I haven’t hit the Shoe-diction store yet out of time, but I’m telling you, after opening their Free Dove Prizes that I found, I will be going there!!  These are rigged for Slink High.

One last deal for you to share, my hair is a gift from Sentinus Designs at the Sexy Shoppers Group Freebie Market. The “Jasmine” hair comes with a HUD of 16 colors,  12 natural, and 4 dark and bright.  The Sexy Shoppers Group is 1 linden to join, and not only grants you access to a store full of free gifts, but also a lucky letter board, and some merchants have gifts for the group in their stores.

Of the various clutter scattered on my desk, the globe is still available as I got it.  The “Gemstone Desk Globe” is a gift from Earthstones, along with several other gifts, when you join their in-world group for 250 lindens.  Oh, I’ve also tossed down the vape mod I got from the gacha from Since 1975 where I had used the animation, poser, and hud from yesterday.  Just a small detail of realism, because my vape mod is nearly always sitting on my desk where I can easily access it while writing.  I think it’s a thing that writers are often addicted to nicotine, and thank god I gave up smoking years ago, nicotine on the other hand, “why can’t I quit you?!”  I had won the”kanger – pink” off that round.  Although I personally don’t vouch for the kanger brand in real, it is very popular, and I do like the pink!   I’m more of an Aspire and Smoktech girl.  The rest of the clutter I’ll list in credits, along with my jewelry, the ring I’ve previously blogged twice, and the watch was a December hunt prize from Glint.

 

 

 

Get it:

Hair:  Sentinus Designs “Jasmine” -group gift/@Sexy Shoppers Freebie Market/Sexy Shoppers group 1L to join

Sweater:  Justice “Caille-Daisy”-50L through 1/7/2018 through Fly-By Fridays Sale

Trousers:  The Little Black Dress “*LBD Basics-Trousers – black” -49L (Bay City Store)

Boots:  Shoe-Ddiction “{SD} Lava Boots Black” -FREE hunt prize at The Free Dove -Free Dove group FREE to join.

Ring:  Beloved Jewelry ” “Texture Change Gem Dome Ring” -60L (sale) (This time I used pewter for the metal, and ametrine for the gem.)

Watch:  Glint -“Unisex Snow Watch” – past hunt reward

Vape Mod:  Since 1975  “Kanger-pink”- Vape Gacha -100L a pull

Globe:  Earthstones “Gemstone Desk Globe” -group gift/group 250L 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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

Mug:  Olive “BunTea”

Post-its: Tea-Bunny “Sticky-Note Pad”

Cinnamon Roll: Glam Affair – “GA UNI Cinnamon Roll”

Phone: Senses Poses: :”:SenseS:: IPhone F (Wear)”

Books:  Artisan Fantasy: “*AF* Book Stack”

Bowl: CLAVv. “C L A Vv. Bowl of Magic – Gold”

Pose:  EKC  “bychairsit6” – FREE Lucky Letter Win!

Flowers:  22769– “22769 – Homgrown Gift – Vase with Garden Flowers”

 

 

 

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

 

 

Waiting for Santa

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Still in a holly, jolly mood? I am!  I’ve got an inexpensive outfit to show you, as well as some group gifts, and more Peace on Earth 10 prizes.  I have a feeling that December may just pass up October in gift, event, and hunt craziness, so I’ve done my best to hit the ground running.  My poor inventory is already a hot mess, and I foresee much of January with my rump parked in camping chairs until I get it straightened out again.  Speaking of parking my rump..

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The Christmas Bar cart and stools are the Peace on Earth 10 prize from Tidbits.  My Santa would appreciate a bourbon and a cigar a bit more than milk and cookies, so I’ve got this set outside the cabin to welcome him.  The good news is, that those props are available through the bar cart, as well as wine, coffee, chocolates, and others.  There are several sit animations for males and females along with a few cuddles on the stools.  It’s gorgeous, it’s functional, it’s festive, and it’s FREE!

My hair and hat are also  PoE10 prize.  There’s much more than just a Santa hat with hair in the package, including a color hud for the hair.  There’s also a sexy Mrs. Claus dress and shoes with striped thigh high stockings.  This entire gift can be found at Bella Moda if you follow the hints, and snag it for FREE! If you look at the pic below, you’ll find the PoE10 prize from Slipper, which is these festive bento nails and rings.  They are fitted for Slink and Maitreya hands.

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I wanted to break up the red and white a bit so I tossed in a bit of green with my jewelry.  I’m wearing the entire Green Goddess set from Heartsdale Jewellery.  This is earrings, choker and bracelet.  These equal 3 gifts set out from Heartsdale Jewellery for the Weekly Limited Group.  The Weekly Limited Group is FREE to join, making this entire emerald and gold set FREE to you!  The other bracelet, the twisted peppermint one that I am wearing is a group gift from Earthstones.  The Earthstones group is 250L to join.

My fur wrap is also a FREE group gift.   The *IS* Fur Stole Winter Edition is a gift from the Insomnia Store.  It comes in 3 sizes, with a limited texture hud. The Insomnia Store is FREE to join!  There are a few other gifts to be snagged while there, as well as some group lucky letter boards! I’ve worn this on the blog before, using a different texture in this post.

Now, my clothes, even though my Santa would likely prefer me naked, I slipped into a little 3 piece outfit from Legendaire that is priced at 59L in the store (98 on Marketplace.) This STEAL includes the top and pants with huds for 8 different textures, as well as the mile high strappy gold shoes on my feet.  Missy Math makes this under 20 lindens per mix and matchable item. The Ellen Outfit comes sized for all Belleza, Slink, and Maitreya Bodies.

Get it!

Hair with Santa Hat:  Bella Moda “Xmas hat w/hair” – FREE Peace on Earth 10 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!

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

Eyeshadow: ATIA “Gold Lite Eyeshadow Tattoo”  – 25L

Necklace:  Heartsdale Jewellery “Green Goddess Choker”- gift for Weekly Limited Group/ Weekly Limited Group FREE to join

Earrings: Heartsdale Jewellery “Green Goddess Earrings”- gift for Weekly Limited Group/ Weekly Limited Group FREE to join

Bangels:  Heartsdale Jewellery “Green Goddess Bangels” – gift for Weekly Limited Group/ Weekly Limited Group FREE to join

Bracelet:  Earthstones “Twisted Peppermint Stick Bracelet”- group gift/group 250L to join

Shawl:  Insomnia Store “*IS* Fur Stole Winter Edition group gift/group FREE to join

Tank sweater, pants,and shoes:  Legendaire “Ellen Outfit”  SALE – 59L

Bento nails and rings:  Slipper  “Happy Holidays!” – FREE Peace on Earth 10 hunt prize

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass