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.

 

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

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!

It’s All Here in Black and White

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

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Chantilly Lace….

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

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And a Pretty Face….

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

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And a Pony Tail a….

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

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Pose By PM “BestGiftEver1”

That Wiggle in the Walk

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

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And Giggle in the Talk

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

Get it!

Hair:  Truth “Chyna” -50L

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

 

 

I Don’t Wanna

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

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

Fly-By Fridays

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Get it:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

Mug:  Olive “BunTea”

Post-its: Tea-Bunny “Sticky-Note Pad”

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Mavis and Me

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Get it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body: Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

 

 

I’m Just Baking (on A Sunday)

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I’m still behind on my blogging!  Sunday’s post has been pushed to Monday morning because I really was baking cookies in first life with my lil’ guy, (and napping.)  But, I didn’t forget the loungewear post, and truth be told, I’ve been wearing this outfit all week, I just love it.  Once again, quite a bit going on in the skybox to share with you as well, so this post will chock full of FREE and cheap goodies!

The Perfect Man

He’s Rich.  He’s Sweet.

And if he misbehaves I can bite his head off.

So, I’ve been trying not to post the same stuff as FabFree, but sometimes, I just gotta!  When Pru at FabFree posted this t-shirt from Petite Mort at the Frost Fair, I put it on my list to go grab.  I love love double meanings, especially if one is naughty. But, you should check out Pru’s post too to see how’s she’s styled it.  The “Get Baked Tee” is just a linden at the Petite Mort stall at the Frost Fair. It comes sized for all Belleza, Slink, and Maitreya mesh bodies.

When I picked up this totally fun pair of PJ pants from Waffles as an advent gift, I couldn’t resist pairing them up with the Get Baked Tee.  The reds match and the gingerbread men in the texture of the pants are close enough, and just off enough to not be totally matchy-matchy, which I like. The “Christmas Cheer Flannel Pajama Pants” was just a linden for me on the right advent day.  However, this is now a past advent gift, but it can still be picked up for 10 lindens if you’re a member of the Waffles group (25L to join), or 25 lindens if you’re not.  Warning!  DO NOT use the vendor display on the wall to purchase past advent gifts as the sign directs.  This is broken and took 50 lindens from me twice and I’m still trying to work out a refund with the owner, as Second Life is only showing the transaction on my end and not hers.  Instead, turn around from the advent area and you’ll see a pile of presents on the floor.  The past Advent gifts are in that pile.

Continuing with the gingerbread men theme, this necklace is a 1 linden hunt prize from Glint.  Glint has hidden a pair of gingerbread necklaces, one male and one female one in the box as part of The Advent Chase Hunt.  Find the hidden green candle and pay just 1 linden and you get both adorable gingerbread charm necklaces!

And for the final gingerbread touch, I have this cookie sheet of gingerbread bear heads, which I picked up at the Sese stall at The Chapter 4 event.  The pose is actually something I got out of a fall tray of items that I had picked up from Lil’Bug.  I took the animation and used it with this pan of cookies, I did have to resize and adjust the “Sese Gingerbreads” to make it fit just so, but was able since they are modify.

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While I was at Glint picking up the hunt prize from The Advent Chase Hunt, I noticed that there was a snowflakes and bells texture change set that was on sale for 99L.  I used some of my store credit and snagged it since the PJ pants had bells in them and I can tie it together.  The set also comes with a necklace which I haven’t shown, as I’m wearing the gingerbread man charm instead.  There is a hud included with the set with several color options for both the main and accent gems, and to change the metal between gold and silver.

My hair is FREE! This is the hair in the latest fishing outfit set out by Sn@tch.  You can also fish a white and a red version of the “Sn@tch on the Shelf hair.”  Seeing as how my December is going I likely won’t get to blog the entire outfit, but it’s hella cute! Grab your 7seas Fishing Pole and head over to Sn@tch to fish up all the items in the Fish 4 This- Sn@tch on the Shelf.  I snapped a screenie of the vendor ad so you can see what’s included.  No group is needed, but you do need a pole, which is a wise investment at 100L because besides Sn@tch generally doing 2 outfits a month, there are other locations you can fish up some original items throughout the grid, those I’ve found are on the 7seas info page linked above.

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I picked up a new set of eyeliner with eyelashes (tattoo layer not mesh) at Blacklace Beauty.  The fatpack is 99 lindens and has 9 eyelash/eyeliner combos in it.  I’m wearing number 1.  I’m also wearing my mesh eyelashes from ATIA that are FREE in the “Grab Bag” I often speak about, so keep that in mind.  I think the addition of the tattoo layer just fills things out and makes the mesh pair look more natural and full.  It’s now a basic!

The Christmas Decor in my Skybox

Some just show bits and pieces of an item, but I’ll credit everything here in a list so you know if you still canas well as where to grab something if you like it.

Fireplace:  Haven Township “-LK- Holiday Fireplace 2016 Edition”  FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

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

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

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

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

Blanket and pillows:  X-Clusive Animations “Forest Frolic One December Night -V”  (trees not shown” -99L for 11th Aniversary (random prize boxes)

Scene:  Red Apartment:  $60L Plus Rentals

 

Get it!

Hair:  Sn@tch:  “Sn@tch On the Shelf 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” -fatpack 99L

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

Tee:  Petite Mort “Get Baked Tee” – 1L Gift @Frost Fair

PJ Pants:  Waffles “Christmas Cheer Flannel Pajama Bottoms” – (past)Advent 10 or 25L now

Nails:  Hello Dave “Simply Christmas”  Past (still available in box of past gifts) group gift/group 100L to join

Necklace:  Glint  “Gingerbread Necklace-Boy” -1L Advent Chase Hunt prize

Earrings:  Glint “Snowflakes and Bells set” -SALE 99L (comes with necklace as well)

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

 

 

 

 

Ice Queen

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Today’s regularly scheduled blog has been derailed because I was over the moon when Peony of The Little Black Dress sent out a notice that she had hidden 6 (now 7 at my last check) Christmas gifts around the store FREE for group members! It was further delayed by a migraine that has come and gone over the past 3 days, killing my enjoyment of being on the laptop! But, anyway, since being a Woman in Black is FREE, this makes these gifts, plus all the others for group members FREE even if you’ve never heard of The Little Black Dress yet.  I’ve paired it with a FREE set of jewelry,  and these perfectly matched glasses that I ecstatically found in the marketplace for 1 linden.

There’s just something about this Ice Queen outfit, it’s both timeless and vintage, festive, but for all winter, not just Christmas, especially once you start separating pieces since everything is individual.  I’m wearing the Little Black Dress’s Christmas gifts 1-4, 5 is makeup for this outfit, and 6 and 7 started a new outfit!  Keep watching the pics in this post, because I’ve modeled it fully assembled as in the lead pic, with the jacket off, and with both the skirt and jacket off, so the full lingerie underneath can be shown. The mesh peices, the jacket and skirt, come in several sizes:

  • Fitmesh – S-XL
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Physique and Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Alpha Layer for Classic Avatar

The lingerie comes with appliers for Slink, Maitreya, and Omega, as well as system layer, and the shoes are sized for all the bodies listed in mesh sizes.

A lovely friend of mine offered to help show off some FREE couple’s poses from West End, and I’ve opted to model the outfit without the jacket so you can see how lovely the Ice Queen outfit works as a form-fitting strapless gown.  The pose on the right is the “One Love” pose, the pose on the left is “Safe with You” and both are FREE to members of the FabFree Group which is FREE to join!

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The applier layer for the “bodice” of the dress is actually an entire satin bodysuit and stockings set with the same lovely Jack Frost inspired icy shimmer design on the fabric as in the mesh jacket and skirt.

While I was in LBD hunting down the Christmas gifts, I decided to pick up another pack of lipsticks.  Being as comfortable with LBD as I am, I made a mistake I should never make, and bought them without a demo, only later to get home and realize that this particular pair didn’t have standard tattoo included! I dropped a notecard to Peony and asked if would be possible to get them as a standard tattoo, and with the work of a few minutes, she provided them for me, exceeding my customer service expectations!  She had explained that this particular “Pucker up” set was designed with Catwa heads in mind so she felt the lips were a little large and so hadn’t included standard in the set as she usually does.  Well, I wanted some larger ones anyway, I do have a big mouth (multiple meanings intended,) and also love the fact that they give the Julia Roberts lip look and smooth over my cupid’s bow so I was pretty thrilled with how the tattoo version looks on my standard head.  I do like my cupid’s bow, but I also love variety and versatility.  The best discovery of these lips is how they remain “fuller” when I smile on my expressions hud, which  I think translate into some beautiful photography.

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This gets me to my accessories.  My FREE jewelry is under the Christmas tree at Glint, along with some other presents for males and females.  Glint also has a couple of holiday hunt items to seek out, as well as 2 lucky boards, the weekly raffle, and 7Seas fishing all of which make a trip down to the store extremely profitable. The “Falling Snow set” is completely resizable, so it’s going to fit just about anyone.

My glasses are a 1 linden total steal of a find from -Leo-. Now I’ve been wearing cat eye glasses in real for several years, but this year I notice that the big framed cat eyes are coming back, actually a good friend just bought a pair yesterday.  These little beauties are fully copy/mod/transfer.  They were a perfect match right out of the box for this outfit, but I look forward to customizing these in the future for other looks.  I did raise the transparency of the lenses prior to photography though, they were a bit cloudy for my tastes.  Get your own pair!

There’s alot going on in my skybox here. Instead of talking about each thing individually I’m just going to run off a designer list with the location to grab it (if it’s still available as I got it!)

Tree:  Storax Tree “Potted Holiday Tree with Candles and Lights e” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Rug under tree: Missy Modify of a rug gift I received last summer from LaGom

Candles on Sleigh:  Storax Tree “Holiday Candles Sleigh bm” 1L – Sexy Christmas Hunt Prize

Open Present:  ReAct Store “Akaesha’s Naughty Gift – Empty Present” FREE Advent gift

Candles on Sideboard  Del-ka Aedilis:  Midwinter Candles

Striped Presents with stars: Les sucreries des Fairy   “*Cute Christmas Doll* red gift, and green gift- gift at The Chapter 4 Event/group 10L to join.

Snowflake Pillows:  HHVET Victoriana “Snowflake Pillow” FREE  Advent gift

Box of Ornaments: Roiro “Kugel Box” – gift at The Chapter 4 Event/group 10L to join.

Candles on Shelf Wall Decor: Wood Works “Holiday Candles Shelf” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Fireplace with Rug (and all pillows and mantel decor in 1): True North “Christmas Joy Fireplace” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize

Red Apartment Skybox Scene:  $60L Plus Rentals

Get it:

Hair:  Truth “Chynna” Black&Whites 06 – 50L

Eyeshadow:  Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Aurora Eyeshadow 1” FREE advent gift!

Eyeliner:  ATIA’s “Soft focus 4” – 25L or 88L for fatpack of 8 linersDiuSkin: Avi-Glam  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

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

Glasses: -LEO- “LEO Sale Glasses with Studs -Full Permissions” -1L on Marketplace

Lipstick:  Little Black Dress “*LBD* Pucker Up Lipstick – Rose” – 149L (in fatpack with 18 shades of matte and wets for Catwa applier and now Standard Avatar tattoo)

Necklace and Earrings:  Glint “Falling Snowflakes Set” –FREE gift under the Tree/group FREE to join!

Pompom Bolero Jacket:   Little Black Dress  “*LBD* Christmas Jacket”- FREE Christmas Gift Hunt/Group FREE to join!

Skirt:  Little Black Dress “*LBD* Christmas Skirt” – FREE Christmas Gift Hunt/Group FREE to join!

Bodysuit with stockings:  Little Black Dress “Ice Queen Christmas Bodysuit and Stockings” – FREE Christmas Gift Hunt/Group FREE to join!

Shoes:  Little Black Dress “*LBD* Christmas present 4: – FREE Christmas Gift Hunt/Group FREE to join!

Body: Slink Hourglass

Nails: Hello Dave “Christmas 2017-December 4” Advent gift-group required/group 100L to join

 

I’m Introverting (It’s Just Sunday Redux)

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Another cozy Sunday is planned, and after being sick for so long, I just want to veg and be alone!  (Anyone want to babysit today so this can happen?) A book, a fire, cuddly knits, and of course silence just sound like Heaven. I’ve taken this very affordable cuddly long cardi and paired it with some cuddly knit leggings and scarf that I fished up, some FREE hair,  FREE earrings, and a Black Friday deal.

The sweater is one of those basics I have from The Little Black Dress.  It only set me back 49 lindens and comes with a HUD of 6 colors.  It’s also copy/mod so your color choices are really unlimited. I couldn’t decide if I liked the pink or grey better, so I’ve got pics with both.  The “*LBD* Basics- Long Cardi comes rigged in the following sizes:

  • Fitmesh – S-XL
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Physique and Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Alpha Layer for Classic Avatar

I’ve paired it with one of 6 leggings fished up from Sn@tch in the latest fishing outfit “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”  You can fish up standard layer or omega hud separately.  I really loved the fair isle in these blues, greys, and lavender. The grey sequined scarf was also fished up from Sn@tch, and I put it on because even Sunday deserves a little sparkle.  The scarf comes with a reszing script included so it can work for just about everyone!  Of course you need your 7seas Fishing Pole, thankfully there’s a vendor for you set out right at the fishing area!  Here’s Sn@tch’s advertisement for this fish -4-this so you can see more of what you can catch.

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No shoes, just warm socks for a Sunday at home. I picked up several pairs of Pink Cream Pie‘s “Hazel Socks” for just 100 lindens each.  The entire store is 50% off for Black Friday, but the sale price was still there this morning.  I didn’t have the lindens or the store credit to pick up the fatpack (frowny face) which includes 18 basic colors plus 12 fatpack exclusive prints for only 750 Lindens (1500 when the sale is over.)  Additionally there is a newly, by pinkie pie request, striped set of the “Hazel Socks” in the store, your 100 linden sale price will net you 2 pairs, the color stripe of your choice with options for both black stripes and white stripes.  I can’t talk about the Hazel Socks without mentioning that there is a group gift exclusive print available, as well as group only luck letter version.  The Pink Cream Pie group is 250 lindens to join, and comes with a ton of benefits that I’ve discussed over and over on the blog.

My ring I picked up as an absolute steal over at Glint.  It’s actually a wedding set so there are 2 rings in the box, but don’t judge, I bought it for myself. The Glint “Forever Love Wedding Set” is on the Weekly Sale for just 99 lindens. BUT…there’s a coupon you can pick up at various easels throughout the store that you can wear that will give you 75% off your purchase, so I was able to pick up this set of bento rings for 25 lindens!  The sale and the coupon aren’t going to last forever though.

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Lastly, I’ve got a few FREE items to tell you about.  The “Petunia Hair Megapack” is a lucky letter prize down at Tameless.  It comes with both the naturals hud and a fantasy hud, as well as scripted to change the color of the bows.

You really can’t see it, but I did something strange with a pair of gift earrings set out by EKC.  These enamel earrings have the saying “I Believe in Fun” on them, and I attached one to my chest and positioned it as a button on my cardi.  The EKC is a cute little eclectic shop with very affordable pricing.  There are also 2 lucky chairs in the shop.  The EKC group is FREE to join and will not only grant you access to the gifts but also 10% off your purchases.

Gacha Gardens

The second freebie is the gift set out at the Gatcha Gardens Event by *PerveTTe*.  There’s two pairs of the “Luxury Earrings Silver” in the box, one with the black stones that I am wearing, and another with white stones.  You need the Gatcha Gardens group tag to scoop up the gifts, but the group is FREE to join!

Those two needlepoint hangings I also snagged at Gatcha Gardens.  Little Llama has a “Say it With Stitchings” Gacha set out, with the aside that “this isn’t your grandma’s cross-stitch.”  I could NOT RESIST playing this one at 50 lindens a pull.  I won this introverting one. While you can’t see it well, the FREE gift set out is the square cross-stitch behind me and it says “You’re doing it wrong, but I love you anyway.”

Back to blanket, book, and coffee for me!  Enjoy your deals.

 

 

Get it!

Hair:  Tameless “Petunia Hair Megapack”-FREE lucky chair prize!

Long Cardigan: The Little Black Dress “*LBD Basics* Long Cardi” -49L

Tights:   Sn@tch “November leggings” –FREE when fished with 7Seas Pole

Scarf:  Sn@tch “Grey scarf” – FREE when fished with 7Seas Pole

Socks:  Pink Cream Pie “Hazel Socks -Lavender”  SALE -100L

Ring:  Glint “Forever Love Wedding Set” SALE + coupon – 25L

Earrings:  PerveTTe “Luxury Earrings Silver (black) – gift @ Gacha Gardens Event/ Gacha Gardens group FREE to join!

Cross Stitch “Introvert”:  Little Llama ” “Say it With Stitchings” -Gacha @ Gacha Gardens Event -50L a pull

Cross Stitch “ILY”:  Little Llama “ILY Cross-stitch”  gift @ Gacha Gardens Event/ Gacha Gardens group FREE to join!

Button aka Earrings:  EKC “I Believe in Fun” – group gift/group FREE to join

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

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

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!

Tank top:  The Little Black Dress  Applied layer from “*LBD 1950s” V-Neck Housewife Dress -Charcoal” (had in inventory) entire dress is 197L

Eyeshadow: Dulce Secrets  “:DS: Sugared Plum Artistique Eyeshadow.”   in Fatpack -99L

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

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

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

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals