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My Twisted Lament

I usually don’t go out into the woods during the day, nevermind during the night… but thankfully this is in my backgarden so I didnt have to worry about anything too bad jumping out to surprise me. Except maybe a kitty or two or maybe Mr0mizu!

There is still heaps of time to make your way through the evilest hunt in Second Life.. The notorious Twisted Hunt! There are over 100 main prizes at each store and heaps of side games and mini hunts to take part in aswell as Gacha’s galore and other goodies. This hunt isnt for the faint hearted as each store can be an epic challenge to find the Lament Box that holds the prize .. there are booby traps and decoys everywhere! But if you are determined, there are some amazing free gifts to behold!

Below I am showing a few of the home and garden gifts you can find. The Scrying Ruins are the prize you can find at Souzou Eien and is truely gorgeous. I will say that the large groups of candles are not included as I added them for effect. The black withered Web Of Time trees that are at the edges are by Noctis and are one of two prizes you can find here.

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Isn’t that such a bewitching sight by candle light in the middle of the night! That almost sounds like an incantation.. I should be careful!

I had to wait until light came around to be able to take pictures to show you the amazing Spellcraft gown by Snatch that is another prize from the Twisted Hunt. This years theme is Time Warp which has allowed designers to include their Twisted Hunt prizes from over the years in a series of mini games or mini hunts that run along side the main hunt for this years prize. To find out what is going on at each store, simply click the board propped up on an easel near the TP point. No prize should be past 30 meters from where you land so that can be helpful to know, especially when you land in a huge store! The Spellcraft gown was last years prize from Snatch and is gorgeous. It comes with the necklace you can see and also a matching pair of earrings! Perfect for the little Witch inside of you.

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The amazing Nevermore head piece I am wearing is one of the Rare gacha prizes by Chary and can be found at the new round of The Secret Affair. I was also lucky enough to win the rare Chamber Silver Raven Ring by REIGN which is from another gacha at the same event.

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The lips I am wearing are the beautiful Milky Lips in Peach with adorable teeth detailing by Angelica that you can find at the new round of The Gacha Mania. They also have a second gacha there which is where my eyes come from. These are the Clear Eyes in Blood. Both machines are L$30 to play!

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The last thing I have to show you is the DRD Carousel by Death Row Designs that is also from the Twisted Hunt. This would be the perfect addition to any Halloween decoration for the upcoming spooky season! I really love this and I love the lights that flash on and off as it spins around. Its so much fun!

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Tiana is Wearing

.HEADPIECE. Nevermore Headpiece (Black) Rare) by Chary [L$75 / Gacha / The Secret Affair]
.HAIR. Sharona by Soonsiki [FaMESHed]
.EYES. Clear Eyes (Blood) by Angelica [L$50 / The Gacha Mania]
.SKIN. Skye II (Asia 01) by Glam Affair [The Arcade Gacha]
.LIPS. Milky Lip – Peach (t) by Angelica [L$30 / The Gacha Mania]
.DRESS & JEWELRY. Spellcraft by Snatch [FREE / The Twisted Hunt]
.RINGS. Chamber Rings – Raven (Silver) Rare by REIGN [L$50 / Gacha / The Secret Affair]
.HANDS & FEET. by SLink

ALSO FEATURED
.RUINS. Scrying Ruins by Souzou Eien [FREE / The Twisted Hunt]
.BLACK TREE. Web Of Time Tree by Noctis [FREE / The Twisted Hunt]
.BIRDCAGE & BOOKS. Time Warp Table Setting by Wishbringer [FREE / The Twisted Hunt]
.CAROUSEL. DRD Carousel by Death Row Designs [FREE / The Twisted Hunt]

.POSES. by Label Motion and Hand Pose by Angelica [FREE] previously shown by Love here


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Today’s Top 10 Hunts

HUNT SL Black & Purple HuntGood morning fabulous fans! Here’s a listing of what’s hot in the hunt world today: Tuesday, September 16.

A few new hunts started yesterday, and these have jumped right to the top of our chart. These look fun and I’ll definitely be checking them out. You should too.

Just a reminder, that these are the 10 most popular viewed hunts over the past 48 hours or so. We don’t know how many people actually start (or finish) any given hunt and this ranking can (and probably will) change in a few hours.

See you out on the hunt!

Fab Free Xia Nishi


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Guest Blog by Gloria Silverstone – A Touch of the Renaissance!

A guest blog by Gloria Silverstone, originally blogged [HERE] – A Touch of the Renaissance!

Grand, formal, opulent, and stately are terms I think of when I think of the Renaissance period.  Great art, architecture, literature, and inventions flourished during this time with masters like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raphael (Italy), and William Shakespeare (England) emerging.  It is also the only period I don’t have furniture for in my inventory.  But not to worry, my resource is the currently running Renaissance Fair Hunt IV.  I’ve created three vignettes with gifts from numerous hunts below (**mostly free). Remember always shop around, don’t just buy every new release item from the top Second Life creators, because in the end you only recreate their vendor ads and it never has your personality infused.  Use anything that inspires you as a source, take risks, be creative, and challenge yourself like I did with my tribute to the Renaissance.  After all Renaissance means re-birth so it’s the perfect time to freshen your home with new ideas.  Happy decorating and good luck hunting!

Luxury in Cream & Gold:

Renaissance Gold Vignette

Hunt items used (**free):

  • Salon Chair: Park Place (Renaissance Hunt IV, 9/1-30)
  • Display Cabinet with decor: Park Place (Silver Platter Hunt, 8/15-9/15)
  • Trinket Jars: Kismet Design (RH)
  • Ornate Gilt Mirror: Willowinds (SPH)
  • Renaissance Architecture Pictures: Cake Fox Decor (RH)
  • Crown Screen: Cake Fox Decor (Royalty Hunt, 9/1-30)
  • Chandelier: Harambee & For (SPH)
  • Side Table with Decor: Noctis (RH)
  • Shakespeare Framed Quote: Zoe’s Garden (RH)
  • Curtains: StoraxTree, Simple Elegance Window Treatment V ($25L for 4 pack, SPH)

Other items used:

  • Music Box: Arcana
  • Rosemary Plant, Olive Tree & Standing Mirror: Apple Fall
  • Rug: Ice Blue Flowering Vine Round, La Galleria

Opulence in Blue & Gold:

Renaissance Blue Vingnette

Hunt items used (**free):

  • Rug, Chaise, Footstool, and Romeo & Juliet Painting: Willowinds (RH)
  • Ornate Gilt Mirror: Willowinds (SPH)
  • Music Stand: Port Royal Design (RH)
  • Renaissance Architecture Pictures: Cake Fox Decor (RH)
  • Fireplace: Timeless Decor (RH)
  • Shakespeare Framed Quote: Zoe’s Garden (RH)
  • Trinket Jars: Kismet Design (RH)
  • Curtains: StoraxTree, Simple Elegance Window Treatment U (SPH)

Other items used:

  • Music Box: Arcana
  • Rosemary Plant, Olive Tree & Standing Mirror: Apple Fall

Grandeur in Green & Burgundy:

Renaissance Green Vingnette

Hunt items used (**free):

  • Cabinet: Kismet Design (RH)
  • Victorian Chair & Side Table: Noctis (RH)
  • Emerald Green Loveseat: Elegant Goth (SPH)
  • Music Stand: Port Royal Design (RH)
  • Da Vinci Prints: Serendipity Designs (SPH)
  • Curtains: StoraxTree, Simple Elegance Window Treatment R (SPH)

Other items used:

  • Rosemary Plant & Olive Tree: Apple Fall
  • Gold Leaf Design Rug: StoraxTree ($35L Sunday special, currently on sale)
  • Horse Statue: StoraxTree ($10L special)


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Your Friday Hunt Report

Green Mire IIIt’s Friday Fabulous Fans! That means it’s time to tell  you about the plethora of hunts going on. Yes, I do mean plethora! I have a whole big list of kick-ass hunts for you, and if you can’t find a theme you like… well, you’re not trying hard enough *grin*. Royalty, fantasy, alien abductions, school… the various hunt themes abound.

New to the hunt game? FabFree and HUNT SL have pages devoted to getting you started. You should beware however… hunting can be highly addictive, and your inventory may get bloated with all that free (or very nearly free) stuff.

Let’s get going! Just prod the hunt names to get more information on each one.

See you out on the hunt!

Fab Free Xia Nishi


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You’ve Been Conjured

Snapshot_004Greetings Fabulous Readers :)  I know usually I show you free wearables, whether they be skin, clothing, hair or accessories, but today I wanted to show off a couple of free Twisted Hunt prop and pose prizes that I had a lot of fun with up in the FabFree sky!

With Halloween just around the corner, I am sure that even the clumsiest of witches can make use of the enchanting Demon Conjure Circle from Paper Moon and the {Rook} Conjuring Pose Set.  Heck, I got it to work, and I am only a pretend witch.

The Paper Moon  Demon Conjure Circle has a land impact of eight prims and includes the chalk circle, flickering candles and alter.  The hat is not included, I just tossed it off my head when it kept falling in my face during the hand waving frenzy which I was sure should accompany the incantation I was spelling so jubilantly, and it landed there.  I decided that I was going to conjure up spirits of good will, instead of demons, but I guess it’s your call what you’d like to conjure even though it sounds like a heck of a mess to clean up after.  When my spirit was finally here, it was in the form Tiana Omizu who really is a spirit of good will since she politely posed for me even though I was taking f o r e v v v v e r r r r r r.  (Thank you Tiana!!)

The {Rook} Conjuring Pose Set is just two prims and includes the double pose with the spell paper above my head.  This is modifiable so you can edit the pose or the paper around if need be for positioning.

You can find more information about The Twisted Hunt at their official blog.
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Love is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Livy
Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Storm

Hair – Tableau Vivant Writer Hair – Braid (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha / previously blogged by Tiana [HERE])
Hands by Slink
Gown – *{Junbug}* Sassenach (featured @ We <3 Roleplay)

The Stuff…

Ruins – Grotto Cavern Dark Ruin Garden – Part 7
Spell Circle – Paper Moon Demon Conjure Circle (free / 0L / Twisted Hunt)
Summoning Pose – {Rook} The Conjuring  (free / 0L / Twisted Hunt)

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FabFree Photo Challenge Submission – Magicks And Sparkle

Well hello there.. you seem to have caught me and my kitties in the middle of dabbling with a love spell.. but don’t panic! I know you can’t manipulate anyone into loving you and I am ever minding the rule of three. Thankfully though Im not out to snare anyone in particular!

My outfit is the perfect thing to wear when in the mood to cast some spells. The skirt is called Magicks and the cropped top is called Sparkle! They are part of the Twisted Hunt prize that you can find for free at Snatch and what is even more amazing is that the skirt comes in a fatpack of beautiful jewel colours that you will adore. The detailed sparkles on the cropped top is literally so magical, you are bound to enchant someone while wearing this!

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The Alter is the rare prize from the ISON gacha at The Arcade Gacha! This is definately one amazing set. From the Iron Cast bowl to the Wine lights and the little skull on the pile of books, it is a beautifully detailed set for the mystical among you who want to have their own little sacred space in Second Life. The Hand of Death picture frames are a little creepy though … the hand is reaching out of the frame! Eeek!

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Here you can see some of the other colours that are in the fatpack of skirts that is part of the Snatch Twisted Hunt prize! While you are there be sure to take part in the store mini hunt where you can win lots more prizes for free! My little kitty friends are the gacha prizes from Fashionably Dead that are at The Arcade Gacha! They come in a variety of poses and there are two holdable versions, one you can see below. They are texture change so you can change the colour and patterns on their coats and the colours of their eyes! You can see a couple more from the gacha in my other post here!

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I hope you will all have an enchanting and magical weekend .. me and my kitties are off to cause mischief!

Don’t forget to take part in this months FabFree Photo Challenge and show us your pictures with your pets! If you have the winning photograph, you can win some great prizes from our sponsors Seldom Blue and Hopscotch!

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Tiana is Wearing

.HAIR. Kaleidoscope by Soonsiki [The Mens Dept]
.EYES. Voodoo Eyes (Fallen) by Buzzeri [Fantasy Collective]
.SKIN. Skye II (Asia 01) by Glam Affair [The Arcade Gacha]
.OUTFIT. Magicks Skirt & Sparkle Top (Fatpack) by Snatch [FREE / The Twisted Hunt]
.HANDS & FEET. by SLink

.PROP. Erzulie Freda Veve by Paper Moon [The Fantasy Collective] (previously shown by Pru here)
.BOOK. Spellbook by May’s Soul [Fantasy Collective]

Items below are by ISON [L$50 / The Arcade Gacha]
+ Alter Table (Rare)
+ Wine Light
+ Iron Cast Bowl
+ Hand of Death Pictures
+ Elixirs
+ Death in a Bottle
+ Skulls and Books

+ Cats by Fashionably Dead (FD) [The Arcade Gacha]

.POSE. by Apple Spice


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Lacey Days With Evie

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are all well and are having a great weekend so far! As you know, I’ve been plundering The Arcade Gacha for its goodies and being someone obsessed with furniture, its the perfect place to get some amazing items for the home. Today I am showing you some more gorgeous furnishings that you can find there as well as an amazing hunt prize from Lumae!

There are some amazing items available from Apple Fall and Scarlet Creative at The Arcade.. This gorgeous Old Roman Bed is one of the gacha items from Apple Fall and comes loaded with poses ready for you to use. It is a common item also so its easier to get than the rares! Hooray! The Gilt Picture Frame and the Dolly Lamp are also from Apple Fall and make beautiful additions to the room. I really love the natural wood of the Meribel Cabinet and Stool by Scarlet Creative and it fits well with the theme. The home itself is the Mirabel Home Rare prize from them and it is simply stunning, you will not be disappointed if you are lucky enough to win this! My little kitty friends that are curled on the bed are in the gacha by Fashionably Dead and come in various poses. They are the cutest little things ever!

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The absolutely beautiful furniture in the picture below is all by Zaara and is available in their gacha also at The Arcade Gacha! I really fell in love with this set and I know you will too. The details are simply so sumptious and divine! I feel so glamourous!

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Here you can see the oh so pretty Lacey Days Lingerie in white that is part of the prize for the Hello Titty Hunt 4 by Lumae. The Evie skin is also part of the hunt prize! I am wearing tone 4 – Honey, but it is also available in tone 7 – Truffle which is a darker tone that I will show below post. There is also a black version of the lingerie included! All of this is free and it also includes a modifyable shape as well as lots of applier options for both the skin and the lingerie!

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Here you can see the Hello Titty 4 Hunt prize from Lumae in full, minus the shape included. I am wearing my own shape in these pictures aswell as the Lena Perky Mesh Body by Kitties Lair. There is a hint for the hunt that might help you .. the hint is “Sometimes people just want the moon on a stick!”

Happy hunting and gacha playing!

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Tiana is Wearing

.HAIR. The Writer by Tableau Vivant [L$50 / The Arcade Gacha]
.EYES. Faerie Eyes (Chocolate) by Buzzeri [L$70]
.SKIN. Evie (Tone 4) by Lumae [FREE / Hello Titty 4 Hunt]
.MESH BODY. Lena Perky Mesh Body by Kitties Lair
.LINGERIE. Lacey Days (White) by Lumae [FREE / Hello Titty 4 Hunt]
.HANDS & FEET. by SLink

BEDROOM
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Items below are by Apple Fall [L$75 per turn / The Arcade Gacha]
+ Old Roman Bed
+ Gilt Frame
+ Dolly Lamp
+ Pheasant Feathers

Items below are by Scarlet Creative [L$75 per turn / The Arcade Gacha]
+ Meribel House (Rare)
+ Meribel Cabinet
+ Meribel Stool
+ Meribel Comfort Rug Light

Items below are by ISPACHI [L$75 per turn / The Arcade Gacha]
+ Florian Flipflops (Pink)
+ Florian Chair

+ Cats on the Bed by Fashionably Dead (FD) [L$50 / The Arcade Gacha]

DRESSING ROOM
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Items below are by Zaara [L$50 per turn / The Arcade Gacha]
+ Chandelier (Rare)
+ Colonial Vanity Table (Rare)
+ Antique Telephone
+ Choori Bangle Tree
+ Camelbone Box and Comb
+ Attar Purfume Bottles
+ Colonial Vanity Stool (purple)
+ Vintage Frames

.POSES. Label Motion


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Guest Blog by Gloria Silverstone – Falling for Free Furniture

A guest blog by Gloria Silverstone, originally blogged [HERE]
Framed Fall Furniture

There is noting better than free, especially free furniture.  This time of the year can be tricky to decorate, it’s not quite autumn and summer is drawing to a close.  I designed a living space using loads of free items in deep navy and rich rust tones with hits of industrial steampunk, creating an eclectic vibe.  Hope it’s inspired you to mix and match old and new items to create a fresh look in your SL home.


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The World Is Your Oyster

Its The Arcade Gacha time again! Wooo! Its a task and a half to get into it or the Arcade Gacha Galley which is the alternative shopping area for the Arcade where you can scan your camera in to play the camera, but it sure is worth it!

There are so many great things in this round I almost fainted. One thing you can always count on at this event is that if you love interior design then you are going to find a treasure trove of amazing furniture and knick knacks to decorate your home. One of my hobbies is changing the decor of my home on a regular basis. I thought I would take a break away from my usual fashion posts to show you some of the great home furnishings you can find here! Full details are at the bottom of the post.

I always like having a little office area.. and the Workspace set from Tres Blah at The Arcade Gacha, really fits the bill perfectly. All the tiny details are divine and are quite close to my own little work area in my real life home so that is probably why I love this so much. The super comfy Florian Chair is by ISPACHI and is part of their Gacha along with the Florian Pink Trunk and the Picture Frame on the right wall. While the fun slouchy cow fabric chair is the Malmo chair by What Next and can be found in lots of colours in their Gacha machine.

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Below is a close up of the desk items. Everything on the desk except the Tarot Cards and the Chatter Teeth are by Tres Blah. The cards and Chatter Teeth are by SORGO at The Arcade Gacha and are part of the Dusty Attic set of items they have in their Gacha. The little Enigma Machine on the floor that the kitty by Fashionably Dead is interested in, in the first picture, is also by SORGO and is the rare item in the Gacha.

All details are below the dotted line! The credits are a little different to how I usually list things but hopefully it will be easier to read this way as more than one item by one designer is grouped together. You can take a look at more items that are available by visiting the shopping guide on The Arcade Website.

All items are under L$75 in this post!

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All Items are found @ The Arcade Gacha

.From the Tres Blah Gacha – L$50 per turn
+ Workspace – Desk
+ Workspace – Print and Books
+ Workspace – Catch All
+ Workspace – Inspiration Board
+ Workspace – Art Supplies
+ Workspace – Gold Lamp
+ Workspace – Fancy Figure
+ Workspace – Computer (Rare)

.From the SORGO Gacha – L$75 per turn
+ Tarot Cards
+ Chatter Teeth
+ Enigma Machine (Rare)

.From the ISPACHI Gacha – L$50 per turn
+ Florian Chair
+ Florian Trunk (Pink)
+ Picture Frame

. Frame Shelf by Apple Fall – L$75 per turn
. Meribel Comfort Rug by Scarlet Creative – L$50 per turn
. Maypole Lights by Zigana – L$50 per turn
. Cat 12 – Curious by Fashionably Dead (FD) – L$50 per turn
. Malmo Chair (Daisy) by What Next? – L$50 per turn

Non Arcade Items
.CURTAINS. Love Panels by Scarlet Creative
.SKYBOX. Sand Sprayed Skybox by HAIKEI


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Time to kick those shoes off, but they are such nice shoes…oh the dilemma!

Phew…what a week it has been for me!  Even with as much fun as I have had doing the Do the Dot Hunt, tonight, all I wanted to do is just sit down with my shoes off, in a comfy chair. Lucky for me, this hunt has the right gifts for me to do just that :) LOL

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I may as well start off with the comfy chair. {Sickly SWEET} is one of the several non-apparel stores participating in the Do the Dot Hunt, and I really like the simplicity of the design of the Helena Chair with the fun pattern of the ever-present theme of this hunt, dots :) The chair comes with 6 animations built-in, and depending on your body shape, they all can work well for any gender. Plus, there is an adjust button in the menu as well, so even if you find that you are sunk into the pillow, or hovering off to the left, you can adjust yourself to your heart’s content and fit perfectly. Remember, the gifts on this hunt are free, and you are looking for a ball that is white with black polka dots.

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As much as I want to take my shoes off, as most people do at the end of a long day, I had troubles taking off these lovely shoes, Meshell Black-White, that are the hunt gift from Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes. Now, all you non-SLink feet loving gals out there, and I know there are many of you that just don’t vibe with mesh feet for whatever reason, these shoes are meant for the standard SL avatar feet! I’m just wearing my feet in the pics because I love the nail polish I have on my toes which is only for SLink feet, what can I say, I’m addicted :P That does not mean that I don’t still appreciate a great standard foot shoe, and with the classic black and white polka dot pattern, these babies are awesome.

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Speaking of classic, the hunt gift from Sky is a total classic, with its cute little peplum skirt. This sweet dress is mesh, and comes in the standard sizes, and it is so easy to accessorize, it just lends itself to any colour and style of jewelry.

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Lucky for me, there is a great jewelry gift from Freya’s Finest  for the hunt, a texture change choker and earrings, of which you can’t see the earrings through my hair. Every bit of these pieces is texture change. You can use the provided HUD to change the texture of the metal as well as the ring of jewels in the middle, but if you want to change the texture of the ribbon, you just need to click on it and a menu will pop-up, you can also change the metal and jewels texture through the menu as well. The earrings match the jeweled ring on the choker perfectly. The choker has mod ability, so you can make it fit perfectly.

Alright, I think my bed is now calling me, I’ve lounged around too much to want to do anything more tonight :P Oh, and since I have yet to mention this in my other posts about this hunt, I’ll tell you now; many of the stores have colourful polka-dot pathways showing you the area their gift is hidden in, so really, even if this is a first time hunt for you, it is a pretty hunter friendly one, especially when combined with the hints given HERE.

So, goodnight for now, I still have 1 or 2 more things I want to show you from this hunt, so until then, TTFN! *waves a shoe at you*


What is Calle showing you…

Chair – {Sickly SWEET} Helena Chair – Dots (free for the Do the Dot Hunt)
Shoes – Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes –  Meshell Black-White (c) (free for the Do the Dot Hunt)
Dress – Sky – Do The Dot Prize – Peplum Dress (free for the Do the Dot Hunt)
Choker – Freya’s Finest Mesh Full Text Change Polka Collar (with earrings, not shown) (free for the Do the Dot Hunt)
Hair – A&Y Jetix Hair – Black
Ring – :*:CPD:*: Necromantic Sugar Skull Ring (Blacklight)
Tattoo – Letis Tattoo :: Theia :: MM14010 
SLink foot Tattoo – Letis  Tattoo : HUD Slink Feet : Butterflies Lilies : FEET (L$1 on Marketplace)
Mani and Pedi – beauty by alaskametro<3 Slink manicure/pedicure – “Bruise” (L$10 on Marketplace) (previously shown by Tiana HERE)
Skin – Curio – :GP: Honey [Dark] Jasmine-Mysterious 1
Eyes –  IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony

Standing Pose – PURPLE POSES – RACHEL

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