Missy the Human

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On the far away island of Kurkenbrai

Missy the Human was Queen of the Fae

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

The land was affluent and all lived with ease

Her subjects had everything that they might need

And all were quite happy, quite happy indeed.

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

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

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

Snapshot_1607.pngI’m falling further and further behind on my blogs this month, so I request your forgiveness that the rest of the post will be in an annotated style card version, with pics of course!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lipstick 1: The Little Black Dress “*LBD* Damask Large Supreme Lipstick” which comes in a fatpack with 12 shades, 2 sizes of each shade large and regular, in classic avatar tattoo, omega, akeruka, Catwa, Lelutka – 149L

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blue Petunias: Sweet Revolutions March Vintage Gacha Gift

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Showing off the Love

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

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

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

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Make New Friends….

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

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

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Pose by Luane’s World “A Quiet Life”

But Keep the Old….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One is Silver and the Other’s Gold….

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Get it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Blue Lagoon Artistique Eyeshadow” – in fatpack of 5 shades -99L

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

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

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

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

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

Body: Slink Hourglass

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Atlanta Beach Pie

 

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Atlanta beach pie does me make do a happy dance, and no it’s not a lemon merengue. Honestly, I really didn’t make this pie up just to do pie puns, although it does open the door, which I will boldly march through.  Atlanta Beach Pie is a real thing, and it will make you say oh my.  It’s this absolutely heavenly mix and sweet and salt and bright and rich, and, well, I’ll just direct you to the recipe. It’s one thing I miss about living in North Carolina that’s for sure when I didn’t have to make it myself when I had a craving.  What does Atlanta Beach Pie have to do with Second Life Fashion?  The beach and the pie of course!  I just happened to link you a delicious recipe as a bonus.

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Anyway, food dreams aside, one of the first things I do when I log in on Friday is to check my Fly Buy Friday’s HUD.  Please note that the marketplace link only works during an active sale, so if you see this after Sunday, you’ll have to go into a participating store and subscribe for next week!  But trust me you really want a piece of this action. If it wouldn’t hurt the fillings of all the other great designers who participate in this sale, I would have been disappointed that it wasn’t Pie Buy Fridays because honestly, I rarely miss a weekend when Pink Cream Pie is participating, and that’s what I call it in my head anyway.  This week’s offerings are exclusive tie versions of one of my favorite original mesh tanks, the Lucy Tank.  I limited myself to just one, the Jolly Rancher Tie Dye, but there are 10 color variations available, or if you can’t pick, you can get all 10 in one HUD for 500L.  The Lucy Tank comes sized for Maitreya, both Slinks and all 3 Bellezas.

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Pie Got Lucky!

It’s been a few weeks now But Petite Mort and Oubliette VIP groups formed into one group and moved to a new gorgeous sim, Witchwood.  Even better is that the new group is still FREE to join!  I had to pay 75 lindens back in my day to join just Petite Mort, so this is a great time-limited deal.   However, both stores still have lucky boards and the new consolidated group gets you access to both sets.  I won these Medium Wash Flap Pocket Denim shorts off of a lucky board on the Petite Mort side.  They also come sized for Maitreya, both Slinks, and all 3 Bellezas.

Another Free Group?!

No matter how you slice it, two groups who normally have fees to join being mentioned in the same post is pretty great news.  Pr!tty currently has suspended their group join fee.  This super cute windblown precision bob, Demy, is 1 of 5 group gifts that are available.  There is also an optional bangs in the pack that I opted not to wear.  This and all the other group gifts include all of the color HUDs.  Additionally, there are several group lucky letter boards to try your hand at, the store was really busy when I went in and I didn’t win any yet, but it’s on my list of things to go back to!

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Gotta Keep the Sun Out of My Pies

I found these unisex glasses on the Marketplace from the Cremosas store for just 100 lindens.  They have a hud of 50 colors, a resize pair (that doesn’t go very small, I’m wearing them on min size) and you can edit the color on the texture screen.  I did edit them via select face and added black to make them sunglasses. But 100 lindens for such a good and versatile pair of eyewear is still a great find!

I guess my pie puns definitely were a bit crusty this time, I know I used that before, but this time I really mean it! This time my nut filling was definitely oozing out.  They still suck?  I guess it’s time to eat my humble pie and end this post, with the usual disclaimer.  Anything not discussed has been blogged before, consult the style card at the end!

 

Get it!

Hair:  Pr!tty “Damy” -group gift/group temporarily FREE to join

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

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

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

Glasses:  Cremosas “Glass Unisex Therize” –100L on Marketplace

Tank Top:  Pink Cream Pie “Lucy Tank- Jolly Rancher Tie” – 50 L (Fly Buy Fridays Exclusive!)

Shorts:  Petite Mort: “Medwash Flap Pocket Denim Shorts” -Lucky Letter Prize/ group temporarily FREE to join!

Nailpolish;  Entice “Lust for Kicks”

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim: Beach House Scene @ $60L Plus Rentals

 

 

 

Schlemiel, Shlimazel!

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Sugar Bowl set and poses by Exposeur

In case you were ever wondering what the seemingly nonsense are in the Laverne & Shirley theme song, they are actually Yiddish. Shlemiel meaning a stupid, awkward, or unlucky person, and Shlimazel being a close synonym at a consistently unlucky or accident-prone person.  I love that show, I remember watching reruns as a kid, and always laughing.  Even though Shirley always had Carmine as a boyfriend, it always seemed an immature relationship, even to me as a kid. Of course, that immaturity was very obvious with Shirley’s attachment to Booboo Kitty. Fun fact about Booboo Kitty’s origin.  It was originally a blooper, when Cindy Williams forgot her line about dust bunnies, and pulled out a stuffed cat from under the bad and called it the name of her mother’s cat, Booboo Kitty.  Everyone loved it and it eventually turned into Shirley having an actual relationship with the stuffed toy.  Not that Booboo Kitty wasn’t awesome, it was.  Gotta love this commercial of Shirley and Booboo Kitty from Nick at Night!

Really Rockabilly!  Has a recent release, I would say new, if I hadn’t been a Shlemiel and got it blogged earlier! These hot little shorts and bustier in a fantastic black and pink design are covered with Booboo kitties!  The matching mesh scarf is included.  It comes in tons of sizes:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink -Physique and Hourglass
  • Tonic Fine and Curvy
  • Belleza -Freya, Isis, and Venus

I totally love it!  I’ve been waiting for a great summer Rockabilly look, and of course, always love anything whimsical.  Zef Brody, the owner, and designer for Really Rockabilly always teases me about my breast size, and I remembered the above commercial from Nick at Night long ago, with Shirley stuffing her dress, and while mine isn’t stuffed, sometimes I feel people view my avatar that way!  FYI, Really Rockabilly! is a designer for the Grow Your Awareness Hunt that I am organizing for April.

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My shoes I’ve blogged before, and I think I remember mentioning that the Alyce Slink Mary Jane’s had an RGB hud that is included as well as the HUD of colors and patterns.  If I didn’t then I was remiss, they have it!  Zef was kind enough to give me the RGB for the pink in the Booboo kitty outfit design so I was able to perfectly match these fun retro shoes.  That RGB is red 185, green 68, blue 89, hue 349, sat 46, lum 50.  Of course, I picked the black laces and heels on the hud, as the choice was either black or white, no rgb here.

My hair is unavailable, I picked it up as a gift at an event last winter, and couldn’t find it in the store or mp, and a notecard to the designer remained unanswered. It was a blonde hair, but I wanted to note that Tameless often allows hair to be colored via the edit screen so I was able to choose black and transform the blonde into my usual color.

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Everything else, except my glasses, has been blogged before, and I want to talk about my glasses.  I started an in-world group for my blog, for chat, sharing of freebies and deals, and a little clubhouse.  In the clubhouse, I have set up a photo booth, with colored lights, 3 different spotlights to make those fun shadows that turn off and on, and a pose stand with over 300 poses.  Additionally, if you ask in chat, there’s a sits and a stands pose stand that myself can help you with if needed for some pics!  All the information for the Grow Your Awareness Hunt is located here, along with group joiners for a few groups that specialize in freebies that I discuss, such as FabFree and The Free Dove. But the best part is that I designed these special shiny mauve glasses, with metal studs as a group gift.  Hop down to Missy’s Getaway, enjoy the furniture, the photo studio, and pick up these glasses for yourself!  They are copy and modify so you can get the perfect shape, or shade them darker if you wish.  The group is FREE to join, making the glasses FREE, and the use of all 300+ poses for your pics FREE!  Now there’s no excuse not to head down to The Free Dove, pick out an outfit, head to my photo studio and snap a pic and post it to my Facebook and get a care package from me!

 

 

Get it!

Hair:  Tameless “Despina” – unavailable

kin: 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)

Full Face Makeup: Alaskametro<3 “alaskametro<3 makeup – Vintage Glam (01) dark” from the FREE megapack of makeup on the marketplace.

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

Glasses:  Mixmatchmissy “Dalriada Pink Glasses” -Group gift/group FREE to join

Bustier, Shorts, and Scarf:  Really Rockabilly! “Boo Boo Kitty Top Shorts Scarf” 188L

Shoes:  Alyce “Slink Mary Jane Heels” – 99L on Marketplace

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Scene and poses:  Exposeur “The Sugar Bowl”- 50L on marketplacemarketplace

Anything We Want

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

Fiona Apple –Anything We Want from the Idler Wheel album

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fiona Apple –Anything We Want from the Idler Wheel album

Get it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

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

On Beyond Zebra

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

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

 

 

 

Get it!

Hair:  Sn@tch “:::Sn@tch Morgan Hair (Black):::” – FREE with 7seas Fishing Pole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Silver Fish

 

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

 

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

Dazzling Fish

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

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

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

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

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

Get it!

Hair:  Argrace “Chikai” –FREE Subscriber gift

Skin:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Sose.Quinoa.Black Brow Push Up” -group gift/group FREE to join!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

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

 

 

 

The Good, The Bad, and There Ain’t No Ugly

 

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Horse and pose by Fashiowl! Was a gift during the February Shop till you drop event.

Dazzle’s March Round is now open! This month’s theme is the Zebra Revolution.  I kind of wonder why the Zebra’s need break free of tyranny? I mean, they are kinda in prison on the reserves or in zoos, and do too many people think they are white with black stripes when some are really black with white stripes?  Bad jokes and silliness aside, the zebra theme can really inspire many forms of creativity, from bold and wild, to earthy and serene, and even whimsical and childish.  I’m looking forward to this round, and really glad that I have something to show you already! I did already let the cat out the bag in my last post and said I had a Stetson to show off.  As any good cowboy knows,  letting a cat out of a bag is whole lot easier than putting it back in.  But what I didn’t know was that He (the He of my stories) was going to be in them as well, with another color of the hat.

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I really was chomping at the bit to show off this new Western hat design by Stone’s Works. Today was also a date day for He and I, and there are two shades of this hat. I figured we might switch out our skyrockets in flight for a bit of horseplay.  I sent him a text telling him to show up today in his jeans and boots, and as expected my gentleman cowboy was up for the job. Up on the horse that is!  Ok, I will admit to being fully at fault for any naughty direction your mind may have gone there, but I am in no way repentant about it.

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Exposeur is having a huge Marketplace sale, and I snagged the whole set of “Cowgirl Up” poses for only 50L

I know, you ladies are likely grumpy with me for leaving him out of this pic, he is pretty hot, isn’t he? But the Dazzle exclusive is actually the white hat. Ok, in full disclosure, maybe I really liked some of these solo shots I took yesterday, so it’s possible I’m being a bit of an egomaniac and hiding behind the exclusive title to show off? This is the one with a limited sales time, however, so, Nah, I’m being a good girl and doing the write thing, not to be confused with the right thing, as that’s something I rarely do.

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I may have mentioned a few times The “Stallion Cowboy Hat” in white is the exclusive this round.  What I really like about it is the contrast of the black of the soft and dynamic back feather, against the pristine white.  Once again, luckily it’s Second Life, as any Western hat of mine would not be pristine for long, even a dress hat. The silver brim design also is bold enough with the tooled horseheads over onyx, to not wash out as often can happen when silver accents are added to a white object. Instead of a side buckle, there’s a larger round onyx and ring buckle at the back,  with a trailing cross design, and adds some more flair along with the fun, dynamic flexi feathers.

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The pose is with the horse, but I had to get the apple myself!

Most of the rest of my outfit, other than my basics, either is no longer available or doesn’t cut the mustard for cheapness, but I do always list everything on my style card, and today his clothes will be as well.  With the exception of Exposeur’s 50 linden marketplace sale, which runs thru tomorrow, I only have another of The Little Black Dress’s dollarbie lipstick samples to send you to snag.  Today, I’m wearing the “*LBD* Rosy Large – Nudes Sampler”, comes as standard tattoo, Omega, Akeruka, Catwa, and LeLutka appliers.  I do feel like I’m ripping ya’ll off on a big information packed deals post, but I’ll take the slap on the hand for being bad this time.

Which brings us back to the title.  According to him, the horse is always good, and that he’d be the huckleberry and take the ugly, which leaves me with bad.  I do my best to meet expectations.  On second thought, this is likely exactly what he had in mind.  I really can’t let him claim the ugly title either because unlike me being bad, him being ugly is totally false!  I am not, however, bad enough to give all the details for the rest of our afternoon!

 

 

Get it!

His

Hat:  Stone’s Works “Stallion Hat”  -225L @Dazzle

Hair: ArGrace (hairbase 4) Midnight (I’m guessing came with his hair, the mens seem to run around 225L)

Skin: Ooh-la-licious “Male skin” -500L

Shirt:  Horr Menswear “Tacoma” -100L

Jeans:  Horr Menswear “Bridgeport” -150L

Boots: {CA} CALIGULA “CA Western Classic” -499L

Body:  Slink

Me

Hat:  Stone’s Works “Stallion Hat” -225L @ Dazzle

Hair:  Truth “Farryn” -300L (single color pack)

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

Glasses: ArisAris “***ArisAris AA26 Charismatic Sunglasses Music”-99L

Lipstick: The Little Black Dress “*LBD* Rosy Large – Nudes Sampler” –1L on Marketplace

Necktie: Moonstar by the Sea “*V* ebony cowgirl necktie – resizeable” -180L

Vest and Jeans: Bens Boutique “Denin on Denim outfit Hud Driven” -200L

Boots:  KC Couture “Dallas Cowgirl Boots” -195L

Body: Slink Hourglass

The Scene

Sim:  $60L Plus Rentals – camping scene

The Horse:  Fashiowl Poses “White Horse” -past event gift

Grasses:  Lunaria “Fluffy Grass” – group gift/group FREE to join

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

Sittin’ Tree:  Stone’s Works “Sittin’ Tree V 3 2015” -450L

 

 

 

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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