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

 

Missy the Human

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On the far away island of Kurkenbrai

Missy the Human was Queen of the Fae

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

The land was affluent and all lived with ease

Her subjects had everything that they might need

And all were quite happy, quite happy indeed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blue Petunias: Sweet Revolutions March Vintage Gacha Gift

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Anything We Want

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

Fiona Apple –Anything We Want from the Idler Wheel album

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fiona Apple –Anything We Want from the Idler Wheel album

Get it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body:  Slink Hourglass

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Get it!

His

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

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

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

Shirt:  Horr Menswear “Tacoma” -100L

Jeans:  Horr Menswear “Bridgeport” -150L

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

Body:  Slink

Me

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body: Slink Hourglass

The Scene

Sim:  $60L Plus Rentals – camping scene

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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West End Girls

Snapshot_021.pngAlright, so I just love the Petshop Boys and Sn@tch‘s latest Fish 4 This is actually “Westside OG”.  But, you know me and music, and this outfit screams synthpop more than it does Broadway.  Plus, I may abuse this sim for photography, isn’t it gorgeous with the Thames River and Central London in the background?  I’m at Tanya’s Coffee Shop and Bar, and it may be a new hangout!  I didn’t have everything yet caught from this fishing bag yet so I tossed on a pair of applied black jeans and heels, added a few touches, and brought the look to show you today.

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More Fishing!

I went ahead and posted the Marquee for the fishing bag, so you can see the whole outfit, and what I don’t have yet.  It’s super cute!  7 different colors for the tee under the jacket, and one of just jacket without a tee can be fished up, sized just about for every major mesh body plus 5 standard sizes.  Obviously, I chose purple for my look.  Besides the purple, the tees come in white, black, army, oxblood, wine, and teal, maybe I’ll get the last today!

I’m also wearing the “Alice hair” that I fished up last night, it also comes as 2 separately fished sizes, I probably need the large, but this regular worked close enough. You can separately fish up one of Sn@tch’s naturals hud to go with it. I haven’t yet, but, I’d wear the black anyway so I may end up skipping that if it’s my last item to get.

I’ve also put on the “Lucious Lipstick (Harlot-T)” in classic tattoo, separately fished is an omega applier for it if you have a mesh head.  Additionally adding the “Westside Full Moon Choker” that I reeled in.  You can stretch and move this choker to make it the perfect size for your neck.

I haven’t yet caught both of the combat boots, you catch right and left, not a matched set, nor the omega hud for the shorts.  I do have the tights, and they are just as cute as shown in the ad!  All in all, I’m very pleased with this set!  I’m particularly loving the hair.

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I Finally Remembered!

I finally remembered where I got my basic pair of black applied jeans.  I bought an “Ebony Cowgirl outfit” created by Moonstar by the Sea at the Fashion Dazzle sale back in July.  This entire outfit is now available at the store for 180L. I visited Moonstar today, and it’s got quite a bit of fun stuff.  There are 10 group gifts for the FREE to join Moonstar group, as well as gifts for the Mesh Avatar Appearance Group, Maitreya Sales and News Group, and the Shelbyfield groups. There’s also a gift available if you add Moonstar to your picks. Then when you head upstairs, there are 8 lucky letter boards, 3 mini-mania, and 2 midnight mania boards.  Next to those is a discount roulette.  Maybe the most fun was that when I entered the store I was told there was hidden in the store a prize with my name on it.  A quick hunt and I found the box, but I won’t spoil the surprise and say what I got.

Weekly Limited

I’m having a hard time finding good makers of makeup for classic avatar heads, and I feel like I recycle a precious few to show you.  If you know any others please let me know.  Not that means that I dislike Dulce Secrets, because I don’t.  I picked the eyeshadow I am wearing today from there, and it is this week’s Weekly Limited offer.  The “Artitisique Eyeshadow” came in a fatpack of 5 shades, for classic avatar tattoo, omega and catwa appliers.  I’m wearing the “:DS: Sugared Plum Artistique Eyeshadow.”  That’s 10 lindens a shade, a price I can very well handle. There’s also a FREE gift up from Dulce Secrets for the Weekly Limited Group.  The Weekly Limited Group is FREE to join.

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More Heartsdale Jewelry

I blogged about a Heartsdale Jewelry group gift just a few days ago, but here’s something from there you can snatch for free, if you’re a member of the Second Life Frees and Offers group that is, which is FREE to join!.  I thought these ear studs went perfectly with the look.  The earrings are mismatched to coordinate.  One side is a spike, while the other is a dangling cross similar to the design shown on the “Westside Jacket and Tee”  The cross is mostly hidden under my hair but if you look closely you can see it.

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I’m the Mary!

Have you made the trip to The Free Dove yet? It’s just an amazing, organized store where everything is FREE!  Not to mention a monthly hunt with more FREE items spread between The Free Dove and the participating designers’ shops.  I always wear a skin I got from there, and today I’m wearing a pair of Slink High shoes I picked up there as well.  The “Rhoda Slink High Heels- Purple Diamond” is a gift set out at the Free Dove by Tiffany Designs.  You must wear The Free Dove group tag to scoop these up, but The Free Dove group is always FREE to join!

My nails are another group gift from Deadly Passions-Koffin Nails, I blogged another  here. I’m wearing nails from the “Purple Rain” group gift.  This gift comes with 3 options in the pallet and appliers for Omega, Slink, and Maitreya.   Be sure to check the Deadly Passions tag to see other nails by this talented designer.  The Deadly Passions group is 100 lindens to join.

By the way, if anyone gets the reference to the last heading “I’m the Mary”  message me, in game (Misdevious resident) and I will send you something.  Either a free lollipop with a dance, or maybe one of my sn@tch fishing bag dupes if you prefer!

These last 3 pics feature a chair I lucked out and got off another lucky letter board at X-Clusives animations.  It comes in black, but you can change the color tint (within reason) and I put in purple to go with my decor.  The “Cleopatra Black Ultimate Sex chair VR” comes with several sits for the chair, and over 300 animations in the pose balls for naughty fun time.

Get it!

Hair, Jacket with Tee, lipstick, choker:  Sn@tch Fish-4-this “Westside Girl OG” FREE with 7seas Fishing pole.

Jeans:  Moonstar by the Sea– “Ebony Cowgirl Outfit” -180L

Eyeshadow: Dulce Secrets  “:DS: Sugared Plum Artistique Eyeshadow.”   in Fatpack -Weekly Limited Item -50L

Earrings:  Heartsdale Jewelry “SLFO Ear Studs”  group gift/ Second Life Frees and Offers group FREE to join

Nails:  Deadly Passions- Koffin Nails “Purple Rain” group gift/group 100 lindens to join.

Shoes:  Tiffany Designs “Rhoda Slink High Shoes – Purple Diamond”  @ The Free Dove, group FREE to join!

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

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

Eyelashes:  ATIA’s (marketplace only)  “Plume” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

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

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

Chair: X-Clusive Animations “Cleopatra Black  Ultimate Sex Chair -VR” FREE lucky letter prize

This is Halloween!

 

Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?

Low tech recording, sorry for that, I am not a pro at this, I just used the windows 10 game recorder. Anyway, this outfit was mostly covered by me, a few tweaks so we won’t go over all that again.  However, in my humble opinion, if you get nothing else for this Halloween season, head down to The Guest List Event on the Flawless sim, wander the streets of the cart sale, find the cart for Dulce Designs, hunt up the strawberry somewhere on that cart,  open the gift, and discover the goodness that is “This is Halloween Dancer.” I’m pretty much fangirling over it, and may or may not have become mesmerized a few times *blush*.

I won’t go over the entire outfit in this post, because as I said, I did before.  Nevertheless, there are a few things here worth mentioning.  Since this is a video, obviously my physics are on display.  I use the “very soft” version that came with my Violet Studios Tudoto Mesh Body. If I go even to the next level, because I most often use the fitmesh used for Slink Physique with this body, there’s lots of glitching as my boobs bounce through the mesh clothing.

In this town, don’t we love it now?
Everybody’s waiting for the next surprise

I lit myself up in this video as well, using a FREE facelight that is in my ever used ATIA’s “Swag Bag”.  I also used another FREE one that I took from an outfit from Brii Underground. Body lights come in most Brii outfits, and she constantly cycles gifts, dollarbies, and lucky chairs for the group members; and remember the Brii Underground group is free to join!

I won’t leave out the two changes I made to my Halloween Ugly Sweater outfit, the orange ribbon pentagram choker, and the candy corn heels.  I picked up both as FREE gifts at the Trick or Treat Lane event.  If you recall, I blogged about a few other finds here. I’ll credit the designers in the following list, as I usually do.

I hope you enjoy my video, I had some fun creating it.  I had hoped to be at a spooky sim, but with the recorder running, I needed something basic to combat the lag I experienced.   But, I just HAD to redo the video from the previous version I posted, where I was just dancing happily while stalking some lucky chairs and cut it off quickly. Which reminds me, I can point out a bit of my lucky chair routine.   In the video, you can notice the landmarks that I have on my favorites bar.  I will put up ones I still stalk for a prize or more that I’m eyeing, and I pop around the grid checking em when I have lucky chair time, instead of just sitting for hours in one shop.

Don’t we love it now?

Get it:

Hair: Truth, “Josie” – 50L

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

Eyelashes: ATIA’s (marketplace only)  “Plume” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

Face light: ATIA’s (marketplace only)  Swag Bag  –FREE!

Body Light:  Brii Underground (included in most outfits, including freebies)

Skin:  AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)   The Free Dove. group gift FREE, group FREE to join.

Jeans:  Moonstar By The Sea “Ebony Cowgirl Outfit” -180L

Body:  Violet Studios Tudoto Mesh Body 2,000L

Physics:   Violet Studios Tudoto “Very soft” 2,000L

Lipstick:  ATIA “Persimmon Wet Lip Tattoo- 25L Marketplace only

Nail Polish:  ChiaMia “Candy Corn Nail Appliers”  1L Marketplace

Sweater:  Jellyroll “Snuggle Sweater Mad Circus” 10L at the Mad Circus Event and Gacha Fair

Choker: Pyscho Byts “Katrina Choker”  FREE gift at Trick or Treat Lane Event

Shoes: 1313 Mockingbird Lane “Candies Slides” FREE gift at Trick or Treat Lane Event

Songwriters: Danny Elfman
This Is Halloween lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

 

 

 

We’re All Mad Here!

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But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” 
― Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland

Back at All Hallows at Moochie. Again.  Still looking for Hello Dave hunt items, oi! It’s deliciously challenging, but sometimes I question my sanity in my stubborn refusal to give up. It didn’t help much that I took yesterday off to visit the Mad Circus Event and Gacha Fair.  Could it be retail therapy when surrounded by evil clowns?  Ok, Ok, it was!

“Have I gone mad?”
“I’m afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usually are.” 
― Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland

And so it was with the designers who participated in this event, the best people have gone Mad.. Circus! A new favorite of mine, Jellyroll, is the designer of this fetching off the shoulder pumpkin-orange sweater.  The design is all Halloween spooky, with bats, spiders, black cats, and skulls, but the effect?  Endearing!  It’s simply cute as can be.  It’s like a Christmas ugly sweater, only it’s not ugly, and it’s Halloween.  How could anything be scary and be called snuggle? The “Snuggle Sweater Mad Circus” comes in 5 standard sizes, as well as fitted for Physique, Hourglass, Maitreya, Isis, Freya, Venus, and TMP.  Phew!  Best of all, it’s only 10 Lindens!

 

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Am I mad??

 

I went somewhat creepier with the Skull Choker I’m wearing that I also bought for 10 lindens at the Mad Circus Event.  It’s by Indigenous. The gift package says it’s a choker and earring set, but in the package was 2 versions of the Skull Choker, one with a resizer.

“She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you?”

Norman Bates from the movie Psycho

Was Norman Bates thinking of Hilly Haalan? She has tons of group gifts out!  One of which is this pair of colorful Halloween pumps. Maybe she’s not batty, but these shoes are, covered in bats that is.  In the package are sizes for Slink, Maitreya, Belleza, and TMP.  She’s also included a little bonus gift of a set of whimsical wearable Halloween balloons, AND a set of balloons for your home. Oh, and guess what?  The Hilly Haalan group is FREE to join!

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“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” 
― Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland

It’s the attention to detail that makes Second Life such a wonderfully immersive experience for me.  The finishing details of this look include the juicy lipstick from ATIA in Persimmon, a marketplace find for 25L.  I’m also wearing a bargain hair from Truth, “Josie”, which I found in the discounted section.  For 50 lindens you get to chose one color group, and in my case, I chose the black and whites, which comes with 15 different colors in solids and fades. Next, while it’s hard to see in my shots,  I’m wearing candy corn nail polish that was a dollarbie find on the Marketplace from ChiaMia. Finally, Please forgive me, when I was organizing my inventory before I thought about blogging, I didn’t always save the store information, that is the case with my black eyeshadow as well as the simple omega applied black jeans.  Seriously though, who doesn’t have access to at least one pair of black pants yet? *EDIT*  I remebered the jeans, they were a past Dazzle exclusive by Moonstar By the Sea!

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Altogether, this outfit of mix and matches comes in at a grand total of 96 Lindens and has a low complexity count of 66k. This price of course, excludes my ubiquitous glasses!

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” 
― Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland

Back to the hunt.  Some sage advice here from Lewis Carroll.  This is the only way to get it done!  But where is the beginning and where is the end??  More circles around Moochie for me.

 

Get it:

Hair: Truth, “Josie” – 50L

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

Eyelashes – ATIA’s (marketplace only)  Swag Bag  –FREE!

Skin:  AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)   The Free Dove. group gift FREE, group FREE to join.

Body:  Violet Studios Tudoto Mesh Body $2,000L

Lipstick:  ATIA “Persimmon Wet Lip Tattoo- 25L Marketplace only

Nail Polish:  ChiaMia “Candy Corn Nail Appliers”  1L Marketplace

Sweater:  Jellyroll “Snuggle Sweater Mad Circus” 10L at the Mad Circus Event and Gacha Fair

Necklace:  Indigenous “Skull Choker” 10L at the  Mad Circus Event and Gacha Fair

Jeans:  Moonstar by the Sea:  “Ebony Cowgirl” – past Dazzle exclusive!

Shoes:  Hilly Haalan “Halloween Pumps”  FREE group gift/group FREE to join!

Sim:  All Hallows at Moochie