Autism is a Rainbow

 

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Serendipity “Cutie 11” Pose –FREE @ Redeux .  This pose along with the 3 at the end of the blog are all included, along with several more in Serendipity’s Redeux gift.  You’ll need the Redeux group tag to snag the gifts, but it’s FREE to join!

One of my first thoughts, when I thought to organize The Grow Your Awareness Hunt, was that my goal was not to educate what autism is and isn’t. Sure, there’s a checklist of diagnostic criteria which must be met, but what’s not there in that definition is the unlimited ways in which these few symptoms manifest themselves, influence the lives of a person with autism, and the severity of the impact. So, I love the metaphor of autism as a rainbow.  A rainbow is bright, beautiful, and complete.

This hunt prize from Moonstar on the Sea is all of these aspects, plus it’s just flat out super fun!  Included in this outfit are the bright and sparkly animated wings, the rainbow dress, Omega applier white lace panties, necklace, and bracelet.  I did leave off the jewelry in this post so I could bring you news of an awesome deal on another jewelry set, but they are there in the box, are resizable, and they match perfectly!  The dress comes sized for Maitreya, both Slinks, both Tonics, and all 3 sizes of Belleza.

So, as I’ve been doing, when I blog the hunt gift from a store, I like to do the write up on the store.  I first found Moonstar by the Sea about a year ago when I bought an outfit at the then Fashion Dazzle Event, now just Dazzle Event.  As I do when I find something I like at an event, be it a gift or great deal like the outfit I had purchased, I visit the store. If you’re a deal finder this is the store for you.  Everyone who visits is given a gift to find somewhere in the store.  There are several group gifts for the FREE to join group, as well as lucky letters and midnight/mini mania boards.  If you’re a fan of the news and gift groups, there are several gifts for those as well, as well as a gift at The Free Dove. One other thing, there’s an affiliate area for Alli & Ali Designs (hair) that has a lucky letter chair for that.  Last time I passed through it was a super cute Harley Quinn style. I’ve covered Moonstar a few times before, so there’s always the tag to check on this blog for more examples of her designs.

 

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Superhero landing pose I snagged out of a box in the Freebie Dungeon, it’s uncredited and very old!

 

These shoes which just go beautifully are the hunt prize from Shoe-ddiction.  I actually approached the designer of Shoe-ddiction when I blogged a purple awareness ribbon pair of shoes that she has at The Free Dove and asked if she would be willing to do a set for this hunt.  She kindly agreed and came up with this bright, colorful, and happy pair of shoes in all the colors of the rainbow with an autism awareness puzzle design on the ribbon.  She even added in Maitreya and Belleza sized shoes for us as the original awareness ribbon design shoe came only in Slink!  I’m really grateful that she joined us at the last minute via request!  It was very heartwarming to me.  The Shoe-ddiction store’s group is FREE to join, and there is a male and female group gift available. There are 3 lucky letters which also cycle in some men’s shoes, as well as female shoe gifts for the Mesh Avatar Appearance Maniacs and Third Life groups.  Shoe-ddiction also has a couple of gifts at The Free Dove, and is a regular participant in the mini-hunts.

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Hit Redeux Yet?

Redeux is an event that you’ll want to subscribe to.  Group members of the FREE to join group can scoop up over 40 gifts.  Gifts are great, but it’s the sales you won’t want to miss!  I was looking for something for my hair or face to fit my fairy theme when I decided to take a break and hit up Redeux. So, at the Spyralle Stall, I happened to notice that she had the entire “Spring Leaf Jewelry” set that I’ve had on my to buy list for months for only 50 lindens.  That’s the necklace, earrings, and 2 bracelets, I immediately snatched it up.  However, then I noticed this mask which was next to it, and is also 50 lindens and it was just so perfect for my fairy look that I grabbed it as well.  There’s a HUD included with this Forest Edge Mask that offers you the choice of 4 metals and 6 leaf textures. I chose the texture that matches up with the Spring Leaf set, but if you’ve got any of Spyralle’s clothing with the gorgeous fractal textures, 4 of the choices match up with some of her most popular color combinations.  Oh, and remember the gorgeous Owl Moon dress I wore here? My favorite one of the Owl Moon dresses is on sale for just 30 lindens, regular price 200 lindens!  While this isn’t the prize from Spyralle, the Park Place store of Spryalle does have a lovely hunt prize for the Grow Your Awareness Hunt to be found!

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The butterflies on my face are animated as well.  I found them in that huge box of goodness that is the Dulce Secrets 2017 Collection for The Free Dove.  My nail polish is from Mani-Pedi, and from one of the coolest collection ideas I’ve seen!  There’s a series of palettes all based off of Crayola’s big 64 box, that I  had in elementary school, and likely any other American reading this did as well.  You can buy a single color group, like the greens I am wearing for 70 lindens, or you can buy the mega hud with all 8 palettes, and all 64 colors for 550 lindens.

The rest of my makeup, my skin, and my hair (free lucky chair win!) has all been blogged before, so consult the style card. I want to urge you to participate in The Grow Your Awareness Hunt, and to pass the generosity forward by helping at least one person with Autism feel safe, accepted, and included!

Get it!

Hair:  Tameless “Tameless Evion – Fantasy’ – FREE Lucky Chair win!

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:: Sumptuous Divinity Eyeshadow” – 55L in fatpack

Butterflies:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Emma Butterfly (Add)” ” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Lipstick: Elise “*elise* – MakeUp – Nocturne – 3” -45L in fatpack

Leaf Mask:  Spyralle “Spyralle Forest Edge Mask” -50L @ Redeux until 4/21

Jewelry (Bracelets, earrings, necklace):  Spyralle (Park Place Store) “Spring Leaf Jewelry Set” -50L @ Redeux until 4/21

Nails:  Mani Pedi “Crayonz-Greenz” -70L

Animated Wings and Dress:  Moonstar By The Sea “MESH Rainbow Fairy” –FREE GYA Hunt Prize

Shoes:  Shoe-ddiction “EC Autism Ribbon Sandals” -5L GYA Hunt Prize

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Kingdom of Alurel

 

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.

 

Free Dove Challenge #8

 

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Pose: Absolute Poses -Model 40

 

As promised I bring you a hunt preview, well just one item, but reason enough to get down to The Free Dove and poke around looking for hidden treasure.  This month’s hunt participators are Chop Zuey, Loorde’s of London, and EccentriciXi.  I’ve chosen a dress from one of them to show off, but all three did a fantastic job with their hunt gifts this month.  I’ve paired the dress with some stuff that’s not hunt related, including, *le gasp* a different skin than I normally wear!  Of course, my glasses aren’t actually in The Free Dove, but a message or notecard to me will land you free pair sent directly to you. So without further ado, I present you with my Free Dove Challenge look #8.

There’s just something about lace overlay on satin that just catches my fancy.  When I was sitting around surrounded by the bags and boxes of my hunt loot, overwhelmed with my choice, my mind kept sneaking back to this little dress from EccentriciXi.  The store is fairly new to me, so I had to go do my usual on the ground research for reporting back to you. The main store is organized like two towers, each area of the tower is organized and the name is at the bottom, to find the deals, follow the 60L Secret sale arrows towards the back, and then there’s an area of New Releases, Promos, & Deals.  On the second landing of that area, there are 3 boxes of free items for new avatars 30 days or less, at the top are the sales items, including a Blacklace TGIF.  There is also a discount store at The Free Dove Plaza.

 

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Pose:  Belle Poses -miranda

 

I ventured into just one of the skins folders in that huge box of goodies from Dulce Secrets that’s at the Free Dove and is just loaded with everything. I like the “vanilla” base color, so I just filtered for that shade.  I used the Slink Applier to put the vanilla skin on my Slink body, then had several options to choose to show with my standard head. That left me with a ton of options still!  Each skin design had a few makeup colors even.  I eventually settled on “::DS:: Kenzi.Vanilla.Green Field (V)” But there are several options for this skin in not only makeup shades, but also base skin tones.  I’ve left it bare with no other makeup options to show it off.  Omega appliers are also included.  I think I will have to make time soon to make a tag just for items from this huge box of goodies so you can see just the small slice of the goodies inside that I’ve featured!  But for now, you will have to just rely on my general Dulce Secrets tag, to show you the variety of things from this store that have been featured, including group gifts, sales, dollarbies, advents, and stuff I’ve bought just because of love.

 

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Pose:  Belle Poses -miranda

 

The Leslie Hair is Firelight’s latest gift to The Free Dove! It’s only been there a few weeks now.  It comes with the mini-essentials hud of all the basic shades, like my black, as well as firelights color tinter wheel.  There’s rigged and unrigged in the box, along with busty versions (THANK YOU!)  Firelight has been blogged quite a bit by me, and well deserved too, so check the tag to get all the details on this creative and generous designer.

 

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Pose:  HelaMiyo -harajuku

 

These strappy shoes were the perfect purple to match up with the mini hunt dress. The EC Ribbon of Hope Purple shoes is a standing gift set out at The Free Dove from Emerald Couture. There’s a slink high and an unrigged pair in the box.  I googled the purple awareness ribbon and found this “Purple typically represents pancreatic cancer. It is also a symbol for Alzheimer’s disease, lupus, animal abuse, Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, fibromyalgia, sarcoidosis awareness, thyroid cancer, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), and religious tolerance.”   One thing that I discovered while blogging Emerald Couture stuff, is that the designer is the owner and designer of Shoed-diction as well!  I discovered and blogged about the features of the Emerald Couture main store back in the Fall, in this post here.

Since the look really didn’t need a bunch of accessories this is all folks!  From the top of my head to my peeping out toes everything can be found at the Free Dove, but the dress will vanish by the start of April, so if it caught your eye, head on down to the Free Dove, turn on that group tag, and hunt up the lollipops scattered around the store!  To snag some shoes, jewelry, and clothes from Loordes of London look for the easter eggs, and some jewelry and accessories from Chop Zuey you can find the white boxes! Remember each store that participates in the mini hunt at The Free Dove also has a few gifts to seek and find at their own main stores, so head on down and scoop em all up!

Get it!

Hair:  Firelight “Leslie MiniEssentials Gift”@   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Skin:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Kenzi.Vanilla.Green Field (V)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Glasses:  MixMatchMissy – FREE via request.

Dress: EccentriciXi “~EccentriciXi~ Dress BeBe – Purple”  MINI HUNT ITEM @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Shoes:  Emerald Couture “EC Ribbon of Hope Purple”  @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Unique Apartment Scene @ $60L Plus Rentals

Tale As Old as Time

 

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Pose By West End “Sadness 1”

 

The actual tale that’s as old as time here, is that once again I’m posting a post with hours to go to snag the majority of what’s here.  I debated it, but I was so completely enchanted with the gifts on the Enchantment hunt that even though I finished late last night, I’m on bright and early this morning to pound this post out so it can be both praised, and give you a few hours to rush it!  So I figured instead of my story or ramblings about the stores and why I love something, I’m just going to do one of my annotated style cards. I know, I know, I’m the pits, but if I have a handsome 40+ male reader, I’d accept a spanking for my bad behavior.

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Pose by HelaMiyo “Ego4”  dollarbie! in box of 45 poses for 45 Lindens

Hair:  Ali&Ali “A&A Zintha Hair Light Brown” *colorable with edit to shade/darken only  @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Rose in Hair: Epic “*Epic* Dark Red Hair Rose!”  FREE Enchantment Hunt prize *prize includes sexy rose applier lingerie

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

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

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

Lipstick: Little Black Dress “*LBD*Glossy Sheer Lipstick – Ruby” – 149L (fatpack)

Glasses: OLQINU “tasseled glasses <saint>”  Very Missy Modified past event gift 

I specifically included OLQINU because they are also on the Enchantment Hunt, with an item that I did not use for this set.

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

Necklace:  Beloved Jewelry “Beloved Jewelry: Quassia Necklace” -SALE that includes matching earrings -60L thru Thursday.  Has the new 33 gem texture HUD, as well as 12 metals, and choice of accent and main gem.  I used Gold 1 and Tanzanite as both main and accent gems.

Hand held rose: Whymsical Marketplace“A Father’s Gift” –  FREE Enchantment Hunt prize

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Pose By Aerial “Shoes”- group gift/group FREE to join

Dress: Charm “Dress Luana -Yellow” -possible Lucky Letter?  If not current one then 150L

Shoes: 1313 Mockingbird Lane “(*<*) 1313 Belle Slippers” FREE Enchantment Hunt prize

Scene

Photoboth:  HelaMiyo FREE gift (used own textures on walls and floor

Stained Glass: Harshlands “[HL] Stained Glass Romance” FREE Enchantment Hunt prize

Bench:  MOoH!  “Tree Bench Belle” – FREE Enchantment Hunt prize

Roses and Pitchers: Zerkalo “[ zerkalo ] Fresh Roses – Red” FREE @ Gacha Gardens / group FREE to join

 

Now go get it!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Dove Challenge #6

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I couldn’t resist getting one more Free Dove hunt post out for this short month, so you’d have a chance to get down there and grab it!  This outfit is also chock full of things that make my Second Life stuff giddy; flexi-skirt, artistic details, vibrant color, Spyralle’s fractal textures, Dulce Secret’s makeups, and jewelry from an early favorite of mine, who is regularly featured on my blog, Glint.  Not to slight the other fantastic designers here, I just have somewhat special relationships with the 3 designers above! This look could be roleplay, or it could just be an extra-special boho-inspired look with the vivid colors of both the outfit and the beaded accessories I’ve paired with it.

Furthermore, once again I’ll be offering my personally designed glasses for this look for FREE to anyone who drops me a notecard mentioning The Free Dove and includes their calling card, or sends me an instant message if I’m online! I’ve decided to offer all of my designs that I use with these glasses that match up my custom looks that I blog in all posts on the Marketplace for just a linden.  All of the ones that I use in Free Dove Challenge Posts will be always be FREE by in-game request, as well as offered on my Marketplace page for 1 linden if you prefer that route.

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Things have been busy, and a bit stressful  lately in 1st Life, so if you’ll excuse me, since I’ve already at some point discussed every single designer that I am wearing today on my blog, and everything is at the Dove, I’m just going to breeze through my outfit, by designer, items, and sizes available, if applicable.  There are 3 hunt items in this look, that will be gone by March 1st, so I’ll be sure to note those as well! Going from head to toe!

Hair:  Sentinus Design“Melek Fitted Mesh Hair.”  With a full color-hud, as well as an additional size for larger breasts.

Skin:  Avi-Glam  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage.) There are both system skins and omega appliers, for blonde or black eyebrows, with or without cleavage shadowing.

Glasses:  Mesh by -Leo-, design by me.  Available for FREE to anyone who contacts me and requests them.  I’ve also made them available on the marketplace for 1 linden if you’d rather.

All of my makeup and my nail polish is all from one gift.  The Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection.

  • Eyeshadow “::DS:: Wings of Hope Sapphire Eyeshadow”
  • Lipstick “::DS:: Fresh Purple Lips”
  • Nailpolish: “::DS:: Fresh Water Pearl Slink Nail Appliers”

Earrings:  Rebel Hope Designs “!Rebel Hope – Island Girl Green Earrings”

Necklace:  Glint “Pewter tree of life necklace”  HUNT ITEM- FEBRUARY ONLY!

Bracelets:  Spyralle “Spyralle Betty Bakelite Bangle L&R – Blue” HUNT ITEM- FEBRUARY ONLY! (p.s.  I love Bakelite!)

Crop Top:  Spyralle “Spyralle Daya Top Blue2206”HUNT ITEM- FEBRUARY ONLY!

Prim Skirt and Hip Wrap: Spyralle “Daya: (prim skirt blue 2206, and hip-wrap blue2206) HUNT ITEM- FEBRUARY ONLY!

Foot gems:  Glint “Bead flower foot cords”  (available in Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza flat)HUNT ITEM- FEBRUARY ONLY!  

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I took off the prim skirt here and wore the applier pants layer as a pair of tight capris so I could show the versatility of the outfit, as well as these adorable perfectly coordinating foot cords from Glint.

Anyway, this whole post serves as an annotated style card this time, so forgive my laziness and I’ll just sign off with my usual photoset.  Hurry down and grab your February hunt prizes, with special thanks to the sponsors this month, Anny’s Fashion, Glint, and Spyralle. Everything in this post not labeled hunt is found at The Free Dove, and the hunt items may be between The Free Dove or in the designer’s main store.  Additional note, Spyralle, which is usually pay-to-join group, is FREE this month in conjunction with this hunt (you’ll need this tag for the 3 Spyralle items that are at the mainstore in this hunt!)  You’ll need to be in The Free Dove group to snag everything here, but the group is, and will always be, FREE to join!

Free Dove Challenge #5

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I have some exciting news in this Free Dove Challenge post!  As you may already be aware, I’m rather attached to my glasses.  I’ve worn them since I was 8 , nearly 34 years now, never got along well with contacts, although I usually buy a box or two every so often for emergency reasons, like lost or broken glasses.  I reached an agreement with Paloma, that I could wear this pair of FULL PERM glasses in my Free Dove Challenge posts if I offered to send a pair to anyone who asks.  I can’t set a box out at the Dove, as I’m not a designer with a store, but I can, and will, send them to anyone who drops me a notecard saying they want them.  Oh, and please drag your calling card to the notecard to make it easier for me to do this.  The sky’s the limit with what you can do with these,  color them, or pick up some textures to apply, I’ve even got a tutorial here on my blog if you’re not sure how to do that. Today I tried to color them to highlight the amazing look on my dress, using an iridescent texture that I uploaded, and then coloring over that, as it was mostly blue, I could use a pink that would match the purples in the outfit, and show pink in the lighter areas.  Now that exciting announcement is over I can present my head to toe look fromThe Free Dove!

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Here’s a fun fact.  The hair I’m wearing today was what I wore for the longest time as my main hair, my first favorite hair. I still do wear it quite a bit despite several folders full of hair now.  My personal favorite is when designers mix mesh hair with flexi-prim hair, as I’ve mentioned before, likely more than a few times.  This hair from Tameless, “Beatrice”, is the start of that love affair.  It comes with a naturals HUD of 30 different shades.  I love to wear this hair when I’m outdoors, it just looks like the wind is blowing through my hair as I move around.

My make up is of course from that huge box of goodies from Dulce Secrets.  Today I’m modeling ::DS:: Rosy Glow Blush, ::DS:: Mystical Abyss Makeup, and ::DS:: Pouty Pink Lips.  I’m still discovering makeup in this box, and I just found and love this lipstick, and the mystical abyss makeup’s eyeshadow is simply perfect for this outfit!  I think I want to find some more of these pouty lips too. I couldn’t be more pleased with how the makeup turned out today.  My skin is my usual AG.Anna from Avi-Glam that is exclusive to The Free Dove!

This necklace is also something I wore very often when I first discovered The Free Dove. EarthStones Lora Necklace – Turquoise Silver also comes with matching earrings which didn’t show through my hair. but they are just as lovely.  Alternatively, there is a Lora set in gold and sunstone which is another favorite of mine as well.

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I’m also super excited that Spyralle is in this month’s Mini hunt!  More Kerryth love from me, she deserves and I wish I could do more!  I simply love her fractal designs, I’m also really into lavenders and blues lately, so I was super happy to unbox this set.  The “Spyralle Florette Minidress Periwinkle” also comes with an omega applier for the knee-length capris.  There are several sizes in the box, standard sizes xs-L, Maitreya, both Slinks, all 3 Bellezas, as well as TMP.  This beauty will only be at The Dove until the end of the month, so head down and hunt it up!  There are 5 hunt prizes to be found at the Dove, and 3 at Spyralle’s new main store.  You’ll need to be a member of The Free Dove to snag those there, and excitingly Spyralle’s group is FREE to join until March 1st, so you can join that wonderful group in order to hunt down the 3 prizes there.

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Only in 2L could I do a backbend in high heels on a tree branch!  Pose by HelaMiyo!

How daring was I to scale this tree in strappy high heels!  These well-coordinated kicks are a gift from Shoe-ddiction, whom I featured a couple of times in January as they did the mini-hunt that month.  But these “Denim Love Blackberry” aren’t a hunt item, they are right there in the shoe section to be snagged!  There are a Slink high version and an unrigged version in the box.

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The Tree

Now, everything on my body is from The Free Dove, which is my challenge rules!  However, I have to give designer credit for this tree that I fell in absolute love with. It inspires my creativity, and I plan on using often for photography.  I won’t forget to get in a few cuddles with my sweetie either.  However, the really good nis thatthat this designer is a Free Dove supporter with gifts in the store, and also a participant in this month’s Dazzle.  He’s also a new favorite of mine, whom I’ve blogged 3 times already this month!  If you haven’t’ already guessed by those hints, I’ll tell you that it’s from Stone’s Works. It also breaks my self-imposed blog guidelines of 100L or less, but I don’t care!  I love it!

The “Sittin Tree v 3 2015” has 12 PG couple’s poses, but a few can be used for single shots, and I did, the first pic on the blog is the first pose in the menu. I also lined up some poses with my pose stand for some silly and fun action shots.  I plan to use it for holding up some swings and hanging chairs that I have acquired. All in all, I imagine hours of fun and great pics in the future with this lovely tree.  It has 6 land impact, which is ok considering it’s huge, as you can see. It costs 425 lindens, but thanks to the now past Valentine’s Hunt where I found a 200 linden gift card, I Missy Mathed it down to 225 lindens.  If you want to purchase this it’s out in the yard of the store, to your right when you teleport in.

The flowers underneath are not included, but they are FREE!  Lunaria has several beautiful ground covers as gifts for the FREE to join group. I scattered several of them around to look like a field of flowers, overlapping at times.  Lunaria is a store to be seen if you like elegant, feminine designs with a touch of fantasy. There’s also several lucky letters and a midnight madness board, and a couple of boxes of old gifts, along with several landscaping and clothing gifts available.

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Ok, I’ve gone a little overboard on my furnishing credits in this Free Dove Challenge Post, but credit where credit is due, I like to give all the info on the designers I include, as is more than fair, as furnishings help show off my clothing in a way that, to me, brings the designs to life. However, the focus here is on the clothes, as it is a fashion blog overall, and of course the wonderful Free Dove.  Everything on my body can be found at The Free Dove.  You’ll need to be Blessed by a Dove to pick up these items, but the group is, and will always be to join!

Get it!

Hair:  Tameless “Beatrice” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

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

Glasses: -LEO- FULL PERM – FREE with a notecard to me.

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Mystical Abyss Makeup” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

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

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

Necklace:  Earthstones “Lora Necklace – Turquoise Silver”  @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Mini Dress and Capris:  Spyralle “Spyralle Florette Minidress Periwinkle”@   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join. (limited time, February Mini Hunt reward)

Shoes:  Shoe-ddiction “Denim Love Blackerry” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Body:  Slink Hourglass

The Landscaping

Tree:  Stone’s Work’s “Sittin Tree v 3 2015” -425L

Multiple Flowers and Grasses:  Lunaria – group gifts/group FREE to join

Sim:  $60L Plus Rentals

 

Afternoon Delight

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

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

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What About  The Bob?

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

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The Grand Details

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

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Pose by HERA “Hold Me Forever” – From WOH4

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

Get it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

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

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

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

Sim:  Skybox scene at $60L Plus Rentals

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

Free Dove Challenge #4

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Wow, Free Dove Challenge #4 already, it hardly seems a month since I started blogging for The Free Dove, but I guess this is proof of it!  I’ve got another head to toe look made entirely of items found at The Free Dove, mesh body excluded of course.  Don’t put off heading down there for this look, as parts of it are only available through the 31st. Even though I literally have everything from The Free Dove in my inventory, I still go down to the store and wander around to see what calls to me for my weekly challenge post.  This berry blue dress caught my eye and I decided to see what I had from The Free Dove to complete the look.  Remeber, everything found at The Free Dove is FREE!

Gidget’s Style has generously set this “Shelby Dress” out at the Dove, just this December, so if you’ve not been in a few months, you should go down and not only snag this if you like it but check also for some other new gifts, such as the ones I’ve already blogged from Poeme.  The Shelby Dress comes in 5 standard sizes, with an alpha layer if needed.  I’m actually wearing the large size, which amazingly fit over my Hourglass body when I reduced my breasts to standard size ones, no alpha hud needed!

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You’ll have to go today or tomorrow to snag these shoes which are a perfect match.  Shoe-ddiction is a designer for the Dove’s January mini-hunt, with some super lovely shoes to find.  Look for the white shoe hunt objects scattered around The Free Dove, as well as at Shoe-ddicton’s main store. The “{SA} Summer Bloom Blue” come sized for Slink, Maitreya, Belleza, and TMP high feet. I also blogged a pair of ankle boots from this same hunt that I LOVE, here. 

My hair is yet another gift that Firelight has up at the Dove.  The “Axisia” hair comes in rigged, unrigged, and busty versions, with a mini-essentials hud of  8 colors, as well as a tinting wheel to customize any shade that you like.  Firelight also has a discount store in the Plaza outside next to The Free Dove where they have single color sets for as low as 39L. There are also 2 lucky letter chairs at this location, you’ll need the Firelight group to play, but the group is FREE!

My glasses are from one of the huge boxes from Ydea, there are 2 set out at the Dove.  In my Free Dove Challenge #2 post, I provided a tutorial on how to modify.  I did modify this pair as well.  The good news is that this pair is copy, so you’ll want to do that first when and if you modify them.  They come as a gold pair of sunglasses, and I made the lenses clear and colored the frames this deep shade of violet to coordinate with the blues and purples of the dress.

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I’m not wearing my usual skin, rather one from Alaskametro<3 .  I really like how clean the “alaskametro<3 “Serenity” skin” is. It also comes with an optional eyebrow shaper, lipstick, and eyeshadow.  This is super nice for those of us who love to play with makeup, as I do.  I find most skins come with makeup already applied and so if you wish to change it up with makeup you have to find some covers the makeup on the skin well.  In this case, I added makeup to coordinate with the dress with makeup found in that is found in the gift of all gifts that is the “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection”  I really loved this eyeshadow with it’s shades of blues and purples, it’s the “::DS:: On the Horizon Eyeshadow 8″, and I rounded off my makeup with ” ::DS:: Rosy Glow Blush”, and “::DS:: On The Horizon Lipstick 2.”  My little eyes aren’t the best to show off eyeshadow sometimes, and there’s a vendor ad in the box which will allow you to preview this entire set of 8 shadows, so I’ll include that pic, keep in mind I opted not wear the included pearls.

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Drawing from the light blue highlights at the inner corner of the eyeshadow I chose the darkest of the light blues in Dulce Secrets‘ “Blue Bubbly” nail palette.  This is also found in the “Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove Collection” and is for Slink nails only. The final detail is a pair of earrings that I wear often, as well as worn often on this blog.  Found in the jewelry section is this gorgeous pair of gold and mother-of-pearl hoops.  Earthstones is the designer of the “EarthStones Twisted Hoop Earrings.”  Here’s a Missy Pro-tip about these earrings, if you like them as much as I do, you can snag a silver pair, as well as several other gifts, many of which I have blogged (link to a search of Earthstones on this blog), the Earthstones group is 250L to join.

I’ve talked to many people since I’ve started blogging for The Free Dove who are older members of Second Life.  They’ve been surprised at the quality of the gifts offered.  Paloma, the owner of the Free Dove, has worked very hard to get some quality gifts in the store, and it has paid off for everyone.  You’ll need to join The Free Dove group in order to snag everything in this post, but The Free Dove is and always will be FREE to join. As a member, you’ll receive notices from The Designers who participate, as well as when myself, and all the other Free Dove bloggers blog something from the store.  Hop down there and take a pic of your favorite find, and post it here or on my facebook page to win a gift bundle of up to $500 lindens in value.

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Hair:  Firelight “Axisia” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Skin and eyebrow shaper:  Alaskametro<3 “Serenity Skin” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets “On the Horizon 8” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

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

Lipstick:  Dulce Secrets “On The Horizon Lipstick 2” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Nail Polish: Dulce Secrets “Bubbly Blue” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Glasses:  Ydea “sunglasses 1” (modified) @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Earrings:  Earthstones “Twisted Hoops -Gold/Mother of Pearl” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Dress:  Gidget’s Style “GS Shelby MESH Dress Persian” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Shoes:  Shoe-ddiction “{SA} Summer Bloom Blue”  @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join. (January Mini-Hunt Prize)

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim : Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals