Melissa and Her Destiny


This piece is based loosely on the Italian fairy tale Catherine and Her Destiny. Melissa’s mother was given the choice in my tale and her choices affect how Melissa’s fate is determined. Melissa, however, learns how to take destiny into her own hands with a little magical assistance.  Lovers of Jane Austen will also note that this is an imagining of Pride and Prejudice as a fairy tale.

The original fairy tale can be found here.


One day Destiny appeared to the daughter of a successful attorney.  Destiny asked the maiden if she would rather be happy in her youth or in her old age.  The girl, unable to envision herself as old, chose youth. Soon the maiden met a handsome, wealthy, landed gentleman who became enamored of her beauty and lively spirits.  He begged for her hand in marriage, and they soon were wed, elevating her sphere in society. He carried her off to a fine estate in the country where they lived merrily and had many children.

One day, when the woman was about thirty, she was again brought to bed.  After many hours of struggle, the mother was left weak and torn, and the babe, a large boy, was stillborn.  The woman had never before experienced sorrow. She was mean of understanding, further having spent her youth in frivolous diversions she had little education and was unable to cope.  She developed an uncertain temper and fancied herself with a nervous disposition.

But the sorrows had only just begun.  Over the years the income of the estate began to steadily fall, disaster after disaster came to their lands.  In her attempts to console herself she spent more than they could afford; even using up her daughters’ dowries, which would aid them in securing men of worth as husbands.  One day her sons had been out visiting the tenants when a violent wind blew a tree into the tenant’s house, crushing it, killing them all. Eventually, her own husband withdrew his affection and only encountered her to tease and torment.

In a dreadful bitterness of spirit, the woman climbed to the top of the nearby Oakham Mount and cried out to Destiny. Destiny appeared and informed her that she would one day grant her a measure of peace through the marriages of her daughters. However, in return, one of her daughters would receive the mother’s destiny, happiness in youth but not in old age; and another would receive the opposite.  The woman, thinking only of herself, chose her youngest to live out her destiny, and her least favorite daughter, the second eldest, to live out the opposite.  She felt it would bring her comfort to witness the happiness of her youngest, and not vex her too dearly to witness her second eldest suffer.

Melissa’s Destiny

The woman returned home and called the two daughters before her and explained her bargain with Destiny.  The youngest, who was the image of her mother, exclaimed that it would be grand. She confidently and assertively declared that she would enjoy her youth, vowing she would be the first of all her sisters to marry.  The second eldest, who was of superior intellect, listened carefully to what her mother had said and began to plot.

Destiny was true to her word.  The youngest daughter was pampered and petted, receiving anything she wished. Tragedies and sorrows followed the second eldest.  But Destiny had miscalculated, for the second daughter, Melissa, had a strength of spirit that did not allow her to remain unhappy for long.  Destiny tried harder, and one day after having Melissa insulted by a wealthy, handsome lord, nearly succeeded.

The next morning Melissa traveled to the top of Oakham mount to confront Destiny.  When she reached the summit she called out and Destiny appeared before her.

Pose: ::KM:: Pose – Rose -35L on Marketplace

“Destiny, it has been several years now, do not make me continue to suffer for the choices of my mother.  Please, please allow me to see some happy days.” Melissa humbly requested.

Destiny did not want to completely relent, but she was moved by the manner of Melissa’s request, which even in its simplicity was utterly charming.  She decided on a compromise.  She reached into her pocket and withdrew a magical book, which she handed to Melissa.

“I will not relent easily,” Destiny declared.  “I will still send events to plague you, and I will cause confusion in your mind to hide the opportunities for happiness. However, I will give you a magic book to help. Read it, and it will show the way to find happiness.”

Melissa thanked Destiny.  She noted the book was named Kismet before she placed it in her reticule. She descended Oakham Mount determined to read as soon as was possible.

The book was indeed magical, each time she opened it something new was written on the pages.  Some days it held novels, others poetry, others philosophy, the possibilities were endless.  On the day she went to an evening party at a neighbor’s home, where the arrogant lord was also in attendance, it was a collection of wise, old sayings. She read faithfully every day, searching for answers on controlling her own happiness, but found it contained none.  Destiny still seemed in control. Melissa didn’t realize how what she read was not only increasing her knowledge but was influencing and shaping her conversations with others enhancing her already charming manners.

Still pose taken from Tuty’s Bento Diva AO (this book tree is for sale at Harshlands!)

One day her beloved older sister fell ill at a neighboring estate. She went to nurse her sister and took the book with her. She even read it while spending an evening in the drawing room with her hosts.  That night it contained the observations on the picturesque, which gave her some personal satisfaction when she was able to recall it in as a way to beg off a situation obviously meant to exclude her, saving face. Yet still nothing improved; the arrogant lord remained critical of her, leading to a few confrontations,  which while disguised as playful banter in her opinion were rather factual and cutting.  Her mother arrived to check on her sister’s health and vexed and embarrassed her with her display of nerves and ignorant statements.  The ladies of the house, while maintaining a cold civility, attempted at every opportunity to show how inferior she, as lesser poor gentry, was to the lord and his connections and continued to look down upon her.

The days after she and her sister returned home she did not have a chance to read.  Her foolish cousin came to visit and her mother was continuously demanding that she be in his company.  During this time she met a charming, handsome militia officer who seemed much taken with her and she wondered if Destiny was tricking her about the book.  The first good thing to happen to her was on a day she hadn’t read it!  She vowed not to read again for several days. Therefore, Melissa did not read before attending a ball at the neighboring estate. However, on this day, nothing good happened.  Her favorite militia officer did not attend, she was forced to dance with the arrogant lord, and her family, excepting her older sister, made an absolute spectacle of themselves.

The next day she carried the book with her, determined to see if it would tell her how to find her happiness.  She hadn’t yet opened it when at breakfast her cousin demanded a private audience and proposed marriage in a most insulting manner! She refused. When her mother found out she abused her dreadfully and ran to her husband to force Melissa’s acceptance. In desperation, Melissa pulled out the book and read while her mother was in with her father.  To her surprise, it only contained three words “I have, Sir.” She used these exact words when her father called her into the study to discuss the marriage proposal.  To her relief, he did not make her marry her cousin.

Melissa, in her agitation over the events, did not realize she had spoken the words from the book.  Therefore, she did not read the next day. Her sister received a note that her beau had left the country!  When Melissa did again read the book, she discovered her favorite militia officer had transferred his attentions to a young heiress.  Angry at Destiny having tricked her, she hid the book away in a drawer, convinced of its uselessness.

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Over the next few months, she only opened the book twice, because at times it really did have interesting reading.  On the first day, her Aunt and Uncle invited her on a pleasure trip. On the second, a friend she had quarreled with came to invite her to visit her new home in another country at Eastertide. Nonetheless, after that day, the book sat in the drawer for several weeks, where she found it while packing for her trip.  On a whim, she decided to bring it with her.

A few weeks into her visit, she became bored and took out the book to entertain herself.  That day the hateful lord who had insulted her came into the country and even went as far as to call upon her.  Irritated, she didn’t read it again for a week, when once again she was compelled by boredom.  She read it on the days they were entertained at the nearby great manor where the hateful, arrogant lord was residing. She read it on the days she only walked in the park, often encountering the arrogant lord.  She did not read it the morning a colonel gave her knowledge of the arrogant lord’s role in interfering with her sister’s romance with his friend.  That night the arrogant, hateful lord shocked her by offering an even more insulting marriage proposal than the first she had received. She abused him verbally while she rejected him, despite his elevated status and great wealth. She was flabbergasted that he loved her, for she was sure he always looked at her with disdain.  After the emotional encounter, she read the book in order to calm her mind for sleep.

The next morning the arrogant lord gave her a letter.  As she read it she remembered how Destiny had told her that she would be plagued with unhappiness due to her own mind.  Oh, how blind she had been!  Her vanity due to being insulted had led her to a prejudice against the lord which shaped her opinion of their interactions. She realized that Kismet had been leading her to happiness with the handsome lord, and she had seen only Destiny’s tricks.  She vowed that she would read the book daily from now on. Destiny knew that she could no longer fool Melissa into doubting the book’s power.  However,  Destiny was not yet willing to surrender. She still had some control over events.

Serenity Style– Bella Dreams – Magic Book (from this past Enchantment hunt), scene  and furnishings is the Castle Home choice in my skybox rental

Melissa never again failed to read the book every day.  Destiny and Kismet continued to battle over Melissa’s happiness.  Destiny felt she scored a victory over shortening Melissa’s pleasure trip, but Kismet only smiled and set the destination to the handsome lord’s country.  Destiny countered by arranging for the handsome lord to be away, so Kismet had the lord’s steward send him a letter urging him home early.  Angered, Destiny pulled her nastiest trick yet, combining Melissa’s fate with that of her youngest sister, and arranging for her to scandalously elope with the handsome man’s enemy, the same deceitfully charming militia officer that once captured Melissa’s attention. They resided together yet unmarried.  This would ruin her family’s reputation, and ensure that they would be shunned by all society.

Destiny was proud of her genius.  She could keep the mother to the original bargain, as this scandal would ensure that none of her daughters would ever marry.  This would also keep Melissa at home with her vexing mother, ensuring she would be unhappy until her old age.  Destiny was smug and decided she had earned a rest.

Kismet did not relent, she worked constantly to allow Melissa happiness, including allowing the handsome lord to hide the scandal and ensure  Melissa’s sister’s marriage to the reprehensible militia officer, and that the marriage was in all ways respectable in the eyes of the society. When Destiny realized this, she caused the handsome lord to doubt Melissa’s regard. Kismet countered by arranging the betrothal of the eldest sister to the handsome lord’s friend, guaranteeing Melissa would always be thrown in his path. Destiny retaliated by spreading a rumor to the handsome man’s aunt.  Surely, thought Destiny, he will give up all hope in the light of his family’s displeasure in the match. Enraged, the aunt traveled to Melissa’s country to confront her.

That morning Melissa had read a story in her book that gave her confidence in a way that emboldened her spirit and sharpened her mind.  When the Aunt arrived, Melissa did not relent to her arguments and countered them admirably and intelligently.  She would not promise to refuse to marry the handsome lord and had even praised him by saying that any wife of his would have no cause to repine.

Angered, the Aunt immediately went to the handsome lord, and complained about Melissa, giving the full details, including Melissa’s audacity to praise him, as if she were his equal.  The handsome lord listened attentively and began to feel hope that just maybe Melissa did have high regard for him now.  The revelations spurred him to return to Melissa’s country and see if he could observe this regard himself.

The handsome lord did return to Melissa. After some timid encounters with each other, one morning they set out on a walk towards Oakham Mount.  During this walk, they finally became engaged to be married.  They continued walking once they had settled upon their future, absorbed each other’s company, and soon were at the top of Oakham Mount, where Destiny appeared to Melissa.

“Melissa,” said Destiny. “As you have found happiness in your youth, I am no longer your destiny, for it is now determined that you will live happily ever after.”

And she did.

The end.


Pose: :A:H:D: V-day Couples Pose With Balloons (pose only) -25L on marketplace


I sincerely hope that you enjoyed my retelling of a fairy tale and a beloved novel.  I haven’t included a fictional story in my posts in quite a while, and it was always something that I had intended to do.  However, I do always talk about the clothes. But this will be a rather long blog post if I do my usual in-depth discussion of them. Once again I will be providing an annotated style card with all the details.


Hair:  Posh Pixels  “Julieen hair” -NEW at The Free Dove.  This comes with the fantasy hud, but it comes out of the box in this black to auburn fade which I chose not to change, and is not on the hud, so if you do change it you cannot go back to this color. You’ll need the Free Dove group to get this gift, but the group is 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)

Jewelry:  Beloved Jewelry. Each piece, earrings, bracelets, choker, necklace, bento ring, and forehead tiara are sold separately for 50L at the Inspiration SL event.   In this set is a texture change script for 33 Gemstone Choices (Two Stone Variations Change Separately), 12 Pearl Colors, & 12 Metal Options.

Eyeshadow: Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Mint Arctic Shiver Makeup” – in The Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection at The Free Dove.  – FREE!

Lipstick: ATIA’s  “Peach Lamme Semi-Frost Lips by ATIA’s” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

Dress:  Spyralle (Park Place Store) “Spyralle Owl Moon Gown – March” -30L through Friday March 23rd, as part of the 30 Linden Saturday Sale, after which it goes back to 200L.  There are quite a few different color combinations of the Owl Moon Dress available at Spyralle, they are on the upper level of the Park Place store, and all gorgeous!

Boots:  Have Unequal “Julianne Thigh High Boots White Wool”

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Harshlands Mainstore That’s right it’s a store…all in that fantastic sim, all organically placed for sale as you explore.  Don’t miss this one!

Sim #2 (chaise shot only)  Skybox scene at $60L Plus Rentals



Hair:  Exile “Exile::You Send Me”

Skin:  Glam Affair “-Glam Affair – Ellie Skin – Nostalgia Blue – Artic G”

Headpeice: Spyralle “Spyralle Eagle of the Snows Headpiece”

Gown: “Spyralle Owl Moon Gown – Dark of the Moon”

Eyebrows: [LAKSHMI]Fia-Lelutka Mesh Head Applier

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Egyptian Blue (M)

Body:  Maitreya Lara


The Arrogant, Hateful, Handsome Lord

Outfit: -Unavailable

Skin:  Oceans Design “Devon – dark tan”

Hair:  Calico Hair “Jay”

Eyes:  Amicci


It’s All Here in Black and White


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!


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!


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!


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.

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.


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.

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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



June in January


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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Get it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Scene from skybox at $60L Plus Rentals


January in June lyrics Writers: Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin



Peek-a-Boo! I Lover You!



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


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


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


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


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


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

Pose by Absolute Poses-“Model 40-05” -25L @ The Best Point Event (adult theme event!)

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body – Slink Hourglass

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












Don’t Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle


One of the reasons I created this blog was to celebrate the people that make Second Life what it is today.  When I first got into it, I was awed and amazed at the creativity of the community.  Their creativity can, in turn, spur my own; be it through writing or photography, and especially roleplay and immersion into my Second Life. A friend recently introduced me to a designer who’s having trouble getting her creations out, and I’ll tell you, it’s not at all for lack of quality.  The marketplace can be a difficult to navigate at best and is not really friendly towards new designers trying to break in.  I found Christiane of Rejuve’s Raggs to be a dear, sweet lady, and after some discussion, she decided that she would offer a promo price on one of her new creations to introduce folks to her work.  Therefore, I am modeling for you her “Strappy Wrap Dress” which is available in the marketplace for 100 lindens.  I will also add the good news that almost everything else I am wearing can be obtained for FREE.


The silky soft periwinkle hugs every curve with realistic draping and folds in the fabric.  The high front slit edged in iridescent sequins adds a sexy drama to a classic wrap dress.  The dress comes in several sizes, there’s fitmesh (not standard sizing) XS-SL, as well as Slink Physique, Maitreya, and Belleza Venus. There’s an extra detail which I am super excited for!  Christiane has included an omega layer that serves as a fantastic glitch foil. I didn’t have to use my alpha at all!  I wish all designers would do this! I often try to make my own out of layers I have that may match, but it’s never as good as this. Of course, some extremely positioned animations may still have a bit of peek-a-boo, but hey that’s all mesh, can’t fault the designer.

I’ll also offer my opinion on the rest of her marketplace store.  At first glance, I thought the prices may be a tad high.  However, that’s me, cheapo Missy.  But on second glance, once I really looked at what all was included in each outfit I changed my mind.  There are several pieces in some, different skirt types for the same outfit, accessories like shoes and jewelry,  so that when Missy Math comes into play, after all, there’s no law that says you can only use an item with a single outfit, I find that per item most fall under the 100L threshold.

And Another Amazing Lady

So, I decided it was time, I officially adopted The Little Black Dress. That’s how I phrased it anyway when I asked in a round-about way to be an official blogger.  I just love Peony, and find so many uses for her items, that it’s a natural fit for me. That bit of official blog news out of the way, I’m once again using her group gift of modifiable glasses.  This time, via select face, I applied a free iridescent texture that I found on google, and then set the “bumpiness” to shiny, and the “shininess” (specular setting) to medium.  I am thoroughly loving having these!  I can endlessly customize them to compliment my outfits!  I do pay 10L when I upload a texture, but I also have many on hand already, and of course, it’s always free to simply change the color.  However, the absolute beauty of it is that to get this gift, and the 8 others currently up for members, you don’t have to pay a cent, as The Little Black Dress group is FREE to join!


The Midwinter Fair

The 7th Midwinter Fair is a short little event, only lasting 6 days, it ends on the 18th. Several designers have come together and are offering winter and roleplay offerings.  Every stall has a gift, and there are several designers involved, so there are a bunch of gifts!  I was really digging this necklace that I picked up for FREE at the Bite & Claw stall.  I love how the “Celestis Necklace” slides perfectly in between my cleavage, and the natural elements in the design.

Also, Sweet Revolutions has offered this stunning tree behind me as their FREE gift. The ” ~*SR*~ Winters Hollow ~ Lights of Elune cm” is animated as well as lighted with bright swirling blue bubbles that circle the tree.  I totally adore this tree, it calls to my sparkle, whimsy, and creativity.

This pose is by Serendipity and is also available at the Midwinter Fair as a FREE, set of 3 static poses.  I am using “the listener (3)

Gimme More Gacha Guardians!

I just love Gimme Gacha Events, even if I do end up pulling too many gachas!  I’ll have more to show you from the Gacha Guardians Event hopefully in my next post as well, so you’ll have time to budget for it before the end of the month! Great gacha pulls aside (I did win 2 rares!) Nearly every designer has also set out a gift. My side swept hairdo is the gift set out by Pr!tty  The Kyla hair comes in rigged and unrigged with ALL of the color HUDs.  I opted for a fade from the greyscale HUD for this look.

The stunning bubbles behind me are made by Puke Rainbow.  There are 3 colors of the “Nebula bubbles”, pink, purple, and blue.  At only 1 land impact, each has a choice between 2 rotating animations.  They are 100% original mesh and resizable.  I was simply delighted when I opened the box and saw them, I am going to have soo much fun with these!  These beautiful bubbles are also a FREE gift at the Gacha Guards.  To get these, the hair, and all the other gifts at the event, you need to be in the Gimme Gacha group which is FREE to join!


Surprise, Surprise, More from The Free Dove

Digging into THE BEST GIFT EVER, formally known as the Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection, I’ve layered 4 makeup tattoos for this look. I started with the “::DS:: Fresh Purple Eyeshadow”, then put the “::DS:: Mystical Lilac Makeup” over that.  On my cheeks I applied “::DS:: Rosy Glow Blush” and rounded out the look with the “::DS:: Pouty Pink Lips”.  I’m wearing the usual basics as well, the Plume Mesh Eyelashes from ATIA, and the eyeliner and eyelashes (on tattoo layer) from Blacklace Beauty.  And all of this is on top of my always used skin from The Free Dove, Avi-Glam’s “AG. Anna Skin (exclusive for Free Dove).

My sparkly fun bracelet and earrings are from the “Wild Whimsy Texture Change Set” that is one of Chop Zuey’s gifts in The Free Dove.  I have to tell you, I use this set ALOT.  I finally figured out that I needed to save the HUD open in each outfit I use it in so that I can immediately set the colors to what is needed to match my outfit.  There’s also a stunning necklace in the box.  I’ve included the vendor ad so you can check out the HUD on this baby, as well as see the necklace.  The top 2 rows in the HUD are for the large gems, and the bottom 2 for the smaller ones, and of course, the gold and silver bars are to set the metal.

You’ll need The Free Dove tag to snag the gifts, but the group is FREE to join as always!

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Can’t Forget the Shoes!

This is not my first time modeling one of KC Couture’s many group gifts.  These strappy heels come with a 40 color HUD that lets you customize 6 different areas of the shoe, as well as a choice of 5 metals for the chain.  The “KC Hedy Heels” are rigged for Slink high, Maitreya, Belleza, TMP Ouch, and Eve.  Also included is the “KC Ankle Pose Helper” which is something I always use to fix those animations that make us appear as if we have overly flexible, or disjointed feet!

I’ll again mention the benefits of joining the KC Couture group, which is one I joined by the recommendation of a friend.  The cost is a mere 25 lindens.  There are 9 group gifts, 2 lucky boards, and a very active mini-mania board to slap for the chance at a 50 linden gift card.  You’ll also receive notice of all the sales and events that the store is running.  There’s nearly always a promo running for 99 lindens, and if you slap the mini-mania board often enough, you can snag them for 49.

Get it!

Clothes & Accessories

Dress:  Rejuve’s Raggs (marketplace store)- “Strappy Wrap Dress” –Promo 100L

Shoes: KC Couture “KC Hedy Heels” -group gift/group 25L to join

Necklace: Bite & Claw  “Celestis Necklace” – FREE gift at Midwinter Fair

Earrings and Bracelet:  Chop Zuey @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Ring:  Beloved Jewelry ” “Texture Change Gem Dome Ring” -60L (sale)

Body & Makeup

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

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

Hair:  Pr!tty “Kyla Hair [All Color HUDS]” Gift at Gacha Guardians Event/Gimme Gacha group 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)

Eyeshadow: Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Fresh Purple Eyeshadow”, & “::DS:: Mystical Lilac Makeup”  in the box “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

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

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

Glasses:  The Little Black Dress “*LBD* Color change glasses” -Group gift/group FREE to join

Props and Landscaping

Animated Tree: Sweet Revolutions  ~*SR*~ Winters Hollow ~ Lights of Elune cm” FREE gift @ Midwinter Fair

Bubbles: Puke Rainbow “Nebula Bubbles” Gift at Gacha Guardians Event/Gimme Gacha group FREE to join

Crystal Ground Cover: Lillith’s Den “Crystal Patch” –past Redux gift

Sim:  Scene from $60 lindens Plus Rentals







Wrapping up the Holidays


Did you Shop and Hop?  It’s a Second Life Official Event with 60 merchants and 60 gifts.  I was pretty lagged the few times I went, so I went back yesterday and snagged a few more things. Been having issues loading in all objects, and I certainly didn’t even come close to finding 60 gifts! Actually, I’m not even showing off them here. But, the highlight for me, was the fact that everything that Justice has set out is 50%off.  I really liked these Bailee Jeans, and bought a pair last week, along with a couple of shirts.  Well, after wearing them all week, I decided I needed the fatpack of the jeans, so went back and bought that too.

The “Bailee Jeans” from Justice come sized for all Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza bodies.  A single shade is only 100 lindens at Shop and Hop, or the fatpack of all 12 colors is 650L.  The single pair includes a HUD to customize the belt, ribbon, and metal colors, as well as set them as clean or dirty.  The Fatpack includes all those options, plus gives you the option for an ombre of each of the 12 colors. You can find this sale price until January 1st, at The Justice Stall at Shop and Hop.   I’m wearing them in “Mako -clean”  Just FYI, the zipper is down in these jeans!  Giving them a playful edge which I just love.

Blueberry‘s December gift just seemed to be a perfect match for these jeans with the laces mimicking the ties on the jeans.  The “Laced Top” comes sized for all Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh bodies.  There is a fantastic hud of 29 basic colors for the shirt and ties, as well as a hud of 6 Holiday Colors (extra reds and greens) and 7 different metals for the accents. The Blueberry group is only 20 lindens to join, and there are still a few past gifts up as a well to snag, including a pair of shoes that I wear quite often and have blogged at least twice, and a tank top I’ve done once.  Check the tag to see more gifts that are available that I’ve covered.


I picked up a new pair of low height boots to wear with this outfit, and the best bit is that they were FREE!  Pop into Promagic and join the subscriber list and receive these “Karma Boots” that comes with a nice sized hud of 20 colors. They have a really lovely detail around the top which is hidden under my jeans, you can check them out in more detail in Promagic’s Flickr shot.

My hair isn’t a new gift, but it’s a FREE gift that’s still available.  I’ve had this one for a while, it’s a favorite, FABIA is one of the few makers of hair that has a black with silver streaks that show up this way.  Which kinda looks like the way my own black hair is acquiring its natural glitter streaks.  The “Sam” hair is also unisex, as it’s just medium long and straight, with the top pulled back into a short ponytail.  Oh, and don’t worry, it comes with a full naturals hud, not just the black and silver option I’m wearing! It’s one of several gift hairs set out for joining the FREE FABIA in world group.


I’ve got a few touches in my cosmetics that I’ve not shown before, my nails are another option in the extensive box of past group gifts from Hello Dave.  The “Doubled Up in Autumn”  is in the box of group gifts 1-59, once you open the main past gifts box, you have to open this one.  This particular polish is for Slink only. The Hello Dave group is 100L to join. I think I’ve messed up the Hello Dave tag, so I’ve gone ahead and am linking a search of all the gifts I’ve covered from this store.

My eyeshadow I picked up at The Free Dove.  Alaskametro<3 has a gift there named “Serenity Skin”  I probably should have just worn the whole skin, but for some reason, I didn’t think of it.  Also in the box is a few stand-alone items, the “Serenity Eyeshadow tattoo” being one of them, which I am wearing.  You can find this box in the skins section in the center of the store. I think I missed trying on the skin when I snagged this, because as I’m writing this, I tried it on, and I kinda love it!  I’ll likely be wearing it on my next blog.  On my face anyway, the omega applier doesn’t seem to have a cleavage option like my Avi-Glam skin does for the body.

Everything else has been worn previously on the blog, and my jewelry is no longer available.  But my table is rezzed from the FREE starter hud by ReAct. This FREE hud has several furniture options to rez, along with an AO, expressions hud, dances, hugs and kisses, and so on.  Well, you can read it about it in the marketplace AD because that’s where I’m going to send you to grab it!   While you’re in the marketplace, you may also want to grab my Coffee Set Art by Simplicity, which I’ve shown here and is only 1 Linden!

Get it!

Hair:  FABIA “Sam” -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:  ATIA’s  “Plume” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

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

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

Eyeshadow:  Aleskametro<3 “Serenity Eyeshadow” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Lipstick: Lipstick:  Sn@tch “Luscious lipstick -Rose Gold” -150L in fatpack of 24 shades

Necklace and Earrings:  Cae “Owl” past Gacha Gardens gift

Shirt:  Blueberry “December gift -Laced Top” – Group gift/group 20L to join

Jeans:  Justice “Bailee Jeans – Mako (clean) – SALE – 100L at Shop and Hop or 650L in Fatpack of 12 colors + ombres

Boots:  Promagic:  “Karma Boots” – FREE subscriber gift

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Artwork and Furniture in Skybox (Urban Aparment scene-$60L plus rentals)

Table:  ReAct Starter Edition -from HUD- FREE on Marketplace

Coffee Set Art:  Simplicity “Coffee Set Art” –1L on Marketplace

Sidetable:  Lagom “Books and Java Bench”

Coffee Maker:  What Next – Colonna Coffee Machine (black)- 150L or 350L with sideboard and decor.

(In small pic at bottom)

Basket:  Nutmeg “Rattan Tote” -group gift/group FREE to join! (I colored over the gift version)

Pillows:  Sway’s -10th Anniversary Reading Pillows – past hunt reward from birthday event. (pose and book used with them part of set)

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals


Drifted Snow


I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.

– Mae West

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

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

-Verna in the Movie White Heat

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

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

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


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

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

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

Winter’s Hollow

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

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

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

Get it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Moochie

Mavis and Me


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

!NFINITY Slave Bracelet Xmas Edition AD.png

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(in the pic below)

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

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

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

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

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


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



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

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

Get it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body: Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals



Happy Birthday, Jane Austen


It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Holidays are a very busy time of year. I’m so sorry I’ve missed posting this week, it’s been rather crazy with last-minute free-lance SEO writing jobs this week.  Paid writing takes precedence of my little hobby blog!  Anyway, I’ve been planning this post for a while, in honor of Jane Austen’s Birthday.  I may have more than my fair share of naughtiness, and despite being a squeaky clean Regency Era daughter of a minister, I suspect Miss Austen did too, as much as she could get away with anyway. Even if her books are entirely pure and even the bad guys aren’t so very bad, she is still my favorite author of all time. There is just something in her biting satire, all wrapped up in sparkling wit and charming manners that just speaks to my soul.

I don’t have much to show you, really only two things, as I’ve blogged the hair before, only this dress, and the jewelry.  I’ve spent time off and on for the better part of six months looking for the perfect Regency gown.  There are lots of beautiful designs out there for standard avatars, but when it comes to fitmesh, I guess maybe the Janeites aren’t giving up their cash.  As you can tell by my shape, I didn’t find a Regency gown for Slink Hourglass, I found two different gowns fitted for Maitreya however, and decided for a few reasons, to buy the one from Belle Epoque.  Janire, the owner, is a total sweetheart for one, the other gown was a gacha and I just wanted to pick the one for me,  and the light pastels of Belle Epoque’s Fabiola would be appropriate for what a young Regency Miss would be wearing.  (Not that I’m a young Miss, but if it’s roleplay I’m going to be Elizabeth Bennet, dammit!)

I had dinked around with several accessories and bonnets, Fabiola comes with one actually, and I bought an amazing set of Regency Bonnets from Spyralle with this post in mind.  Then I picked up a free Regency outfit from Twelfth Night on the marketplace that also came with a bonnet as well as a cap, and if you know much about Georgian fashion a woman of my age would be in a cap!  But, since I’m not me, I’m Elizabeth Bennet, there was no reason to make myself dowdy! The perfect accessories actually came to me serendipitously, as I was asked by Kimbra of Beloved Jewelry to show off this set that will be sold at Inspiration starting tomorrow. The design of this jewelry is so classic that it could have easily been the height of fashion in Almack’s in 1811 as it could at a formal event today. Actually, you can see a Georgian canatille piece that is quite similar in design to this set that was featured on Antiques Roadshow.  P.S.  There’s also a very lovely dollarbie gift at the Beloved Jewelry Stall at Inspiration.


You can buy each individual piece of the  “Olearia” set for 50L at  Inspiration.  Each piece comes with a script that allows you to chose between 12 different textures for the metals, and 22 choices of main and accent gem.  I whipped out the t1-82 again, and if my combinations formula is correct, that means each piece can be customized in 18,480 ways.  Making each individual look of each piece cost less than 0.003 lindens.  I decided with gold 1 for my metal, garnet for the main gem, with emeralds as the accent to give it a bit of a festive holiday feel.  I did slightly adjust the location of the forehead tiara to be more in line with how a tiara like this would have been worn in Regency times, with the hairstyles of the time.

If you just look at the front, this dollarbie hair from Ali & Ali could be the pinned back bangs that were curled to bouncy masses of hair framing the face that was a popular hairstyle in the early 19th Century. I actually have a scar on the right side of my forehead from when my brother threw a skateboard at my head so we can say I didn’t center part for that reason, vanity and all. The following two paintings from the era serving as my inspiration for using both the hair and the jewelry.

As for my surroundings, I downloaded a pic of the “Octagon Room” at the Bath Assembly House in Bath, England, and pasted it on 1 prim box I have that I stretch and do all sorts of things with, and the table and vintage candles are gifts I’ve picked up at past events.

And, that’s about all I’ve got to show off today!  Now to enjoy some roleplay time, and maybe find a Mr. Darcy to dance with.

Get it!

Hair:  Ali & Ali Designs “Pheobe Hair Dark Brown”- 1L on marketplace

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

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

Dress:  Belle Epoque “Fabiola” -399L

Jewelry:  Beloved Jewelry “Olearia” (Necklace, Bracelets, Earrings, Tiara sold seperately” 50L each @ Inspiration Event

Table: Beech & Ebony “Ladym’s Entry Table”

Candles:  Earthworx “White Vintage Candles”