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Winter’s Dream

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When I saw this gorgeous music box pose prop by *~*HopScotch*~*, I knew that I wanted to do something special with it (or at least try!). The music box let’s your avatar rotate and dance to Pachelbel’s Canon in D, or be still, if you’re taking photos. I have the snow option turned on, but you can turn it off if you prefer. It really is quite lovely, and you can try it out at the current round of Poser Pavilion.

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To go with the music box, I finally ponied up for the *COCO* Doll Avatar, over which I’d been drooling for ages, but didn’t have an excuse to buy… until now. :-) While I was at the *COCO* Doll store, I found this sweet slip dress set out as a free gift, so of course, I snapped it up. Needing some jewelry to go with it, I found this pretty cherry set by Miam Miam on the Marketplace for 10L, an inexpensive pair of flats from ::Duh!::, and added one of my favorite hairs from D!va, which has been around for a while (and shown here lots of times), but is still free!

My daughter thinks the doll’s eyes are “creepy,” but I think she’s got a rather sweet face. Anyway, it was a fun change of pace, and I hope you liked it!

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Serena is wearing…

Complete Avatar – *COCO* Doll

Hair – D!va More than 30,000 Member Group Gift (group gift / free to join)

Dress – *COCO* Doll Slip Dress Red (free gift / 0L)

Jewelry – Miam Miam Cherry Charm Set (10L)

Leg Lacings - *COCO* Doll Corset Piercings

Shoes – ::Duh!:: Spring Flats Picnic (25L)

Pose #2 by {Imeka~}

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The Scene…

Music Box - *~*HopScotch*~* Winter’s Dream (featured @ Poser Pavilion)

Animals – +Half-Deer+ Carved Woodland Animals (40L gacha)

Trees – Studio Skye Enchanted Forest

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Nostalgic Reflections

Nostalgia : pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again. ~Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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I’m an old-fashioned girl at heart. And yes, even a bit nostalgic at times. I love old-school Hollywood glitz and glamour, so you can bet that I’m loving the current round of Collabor88, where this month’s theme is “Raw Nostalgia.” Simple, yet complicated, but oh so romantic. :-)

I had an “instant crush” on this dress from *{Junbug}* as soon as I saw it. As always, the textures are amazing, and the way the dress drapes across the body is so sensual. And if you think the front is gorgeous, you should see the booty (what I wouldn’t give for my RL booty to look that good)! :-) Available in 7 colors, this dress can be yours at the discounted price of 188L at Collabor88.

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Ok, ok, I know that wasn’t free. But what you can find for free is this lovely skin from ::Bite&Claw::. Look for a small gift box near the front door of the store. Oh, and there’s a men’s skin included in the box. Also free is this jewelry set from Beloved, which includes a pretty necklace and earrings. I know you can’t see my earrings (sorry!), but they look like a dangly version of the necklace. And they’re free… I mentioned that, right? ;-)

Most of the decor items you see here are by Lark, and are also available at Collabor88. Except for the music box, which is by *MishMish*:-)

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – ::Bite&Claw:: Aria Christmas Party Tone 3 (free gift / 0L)

Eyes – IKON Ascension Eyes Spectre

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 38-Classy

Hair – !lamb. Zelda

Hands - Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Dress – *{Junbug}* Instant Crush (188L @ Collabor88)

Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry Gold-Silver Bead Jewelry Set (free gift / 0L)

Poses by Ma Vie

The Scene…

Build – L2 Studio Tarrytown House

Hanging Mirror – Lark Crawford Mirror (88L @ Collabor88)

Vanity Table & Stool - Lark Crawford Dressing Table & Stool (88L @ Collabor88)

Jewelry Box – *MishMish* Nostalgia Jewelry Box (88L @ Collabor88)

Other Vanity Items - -Tres Blah- (previous Arcade Gacha items)

Dog – +Half-Deer+ Sleepy Italian Greyhound Black

Boxes - ::Fabuleax:: Decor Boxes Home is Where the Heart is RARE (49L gacha)

Magazines – End of Daze EoD Magazine

Lamp – floorplan. Eiffel Tower Marquee

Hanging Slip - Lark Crawford Wall Hook & Slip (88L @ Collabor88)

Standing Mirror – The Loft Wrought Iron Mirror Painted White

Rug – StoraxTree Estate Persian Rug21

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Waiting for You…

Waiting for You

Wherever you go, whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you.
Whatever it takes or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you.

~Richard Marx, Right Here Waiting For You © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

I’m an old-fashioned girl. And there’s nothing like a little anticipation to make that special moment a bit more… special. :-)

When I saw this pose from brand-new pose store Positure Poses, I knew I wanted to find something sexy and unusual to show it off. So I was thrilled when Fairy Freng sent me her new gift – I love the sensual, wrapped skirt and the lovely, gold detailing. This gift is free to everyone – no group needed – in celebration of her new store opening. There is also a pretty pendant in the box, which I’m not wearing here. Instead, I’m wearing two new gifts from Chop Zuey Couture. The cuffs are a group gift, and the earrings are free to everyone. I’m sorry that I’m not doing the cuffs justice – they really are quite beautiful. I tried turning them around to show the stunning detail, but they just didn’t look right that way. You’ll have to head over to Chop Zuey and see for yourself!

Sigh… the waiting really is the hardest part!

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Pink Fuel Harley Vanilla

Eyes – IKON Perspective Eyes Dune

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 31-ExtraLong

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Dove

Hands & Feet - Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Skirt/Top – Fairy Freng Clothing Free Gift (free gift / 0L)

Bracelets – Chop Zuey Couture L’Africaine Cuff Bracelets (group gift / 350L to join)

Earrings - Chop Zuey Couture L’Africaine Earrings (free gift / 0L)

Shoes – ieQED Puff Mule Red (featured @ The Theme Park)

Pose by Positure Poses

The Scene…

Build – L2 Studio Tarrytown House

Bed – Scarlet Creative Nostalgia Bed Pewter – Gold (88L @ Collabor88)

Nightstand – LAQ Decor Bed Set

Letters – Zigana With Love

MP3 Player – {Vespertine} MP3 Player Connected (35L gacha)

Dog – +Half-Deer+ Sleepy Italian Greyhound Black

Plates – floorplan. French Plates (1L)

Lamp – floorplan. Star Marquee

Chair – fri.home Wooden Chair

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Photo Challenge #3: My New Year’s Non-Resolution

I no longer make New Year’s resolutions. At the ripe old age that I am in RL, I’ve learned – usually the hard way – that just because the calendar ticks over to January 1st, that does not mean I’m ready to make any major life changes. If it did, my house would be clean and perfectly organized, I’d have the business credential I vowed to pursue, my book would be written, and I’d be about 15 lbs thinner. Instead, I get a few weeks of success, followed by months and months (sometimes years) of guilt.

That being said, I still take time at the beginning of every year to think long and hard about life. And when I come up with something that needs fixing – which I usually do – I make a promise to myself (yes, I know that sounds a lot like a resolution, but trust me, it comes with a lot less pressure). This year, my RL promise to myself is to “be in the present.” Simplistic? Yes. But simple? Not so much. To a gal with a full plate, including a business, a family, volunteer work, and SL, among other things, it is very difficult for me to just… be. To stop and smell the roses, so to speak. I’m always thinking about what I have to do next instead of what I’m doing, and I feel like life is moving so quickly that if I close my eyes for 2 seconds, I will have missed something important. I don’t want to wake up one day and find my daughter packing up her car for college, leaving me full of regret for having missed spending as much time with her as I wanted when she was young.

To quote Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

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Along those lines, the first major change I made in SL for 2014 was to get a new house and move into the sky. While I truly love the sim where I live, I’d really grown tired of strangers walking into my house – and staying – uninvited. So instead of moving away, I moved up. And while I’m waiting for the movers to bring my furniture, I’ve decided to sit and enjoy the quiet with my furry housemates.

Several items around me are worth mentioning: the lovely, lighted 2014 is the current group gift from ::Fabuleax::, and the vase of flowers behind it is a gift from JoHaDeZ. The packing box and books, as well as the elegant wine lights, are group gifts from tarte. Both my sandals and the cute tissue box on the book pile are Fifty Linden Friday sales items, which, as of this writing, were still on sale for 50L – probably not for much longer, though! The pretty picture on the mantel, as well as the adorable guinea pig are gacha items from ::Fabuleax::; I got lucky and managed to win 2 rares! The guinea pig comes with a cute holding pose, but he got loose, so I decided to let him play with Fiona. And finally, my house of cards was 5L on the Marketplace.

As for what I’m wearing, you can find it at B!ASTA as their New Year’s Resolution Hunt gift. I’m wearing it in honor of the many years in which I resolved to lose weight and exercise.* ;-)

May you all have a wonderful 2014 – don’t forget to enjoy it!

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Izzie’s Lila Light Ice Princess (previous TDRF)

Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes Fjord (group gift / free to join)

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Ears – [MANDALA] Taper Ears

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Parvati

Hands & Feet - Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Pants & Top – B!ASTA Gonna Do Some Sports (0L / NYRH)

Shoes – tulip. Gladiator Sandals Burgandy (50L / FLF)

Pose by aDORKable Poses

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Decor Items…

Build – L2 Studio Tarrytown House

Calendar – [Commoner] 2014 Wall Calendar

Picture – ::Fabuleax:: Vintage Frame Small Birdcage RARE (20L gacha)

Bottles – tarte. Wine Lights (group gift / free to join)

2014 Light - ::Fabuleax:: ArtLight Happy New Year (group gift / free to join)

Flowers – JoHaDeZ “dreamy” / w lilac (0L / free gift)

Guinea Pig - ::Fabuleax:: Arthur the Man Guinea Pig RARE (49L gacha)

Box & Books - tarte. Packing Box (group gift / free to join)

Tissue Box – +Half-Deer+ Cuddly Tissue Box Heart (50L / FLF)

Cards – Lena Le House of Cards (5L)

Dogs – Virtual Kennel Club

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* As a side note, last September 19th I “resolved” once again to lose weight and exercise, and I’ve lost 12 lbs as a result. Which just goes to prove that what matters is your determination, not the date on a calendar. :-)

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Reflections of Nostalgia

Nostalgia : pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again. ~Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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I’m an old-fashioned girl at heart. And yes, even a bit nostalgic at times. I love old-school Hollywood glitz and glamour, so you can bet that I’m loving the current round of Collabor88, where this month’s theme is “Raw Nostalgia.” Simple, yet complicated, but oh so romantic. :-)

I had an “instant crush” on this dress from *{Junbug}* as soon as I saw it. As always, the textures are amazing, and the way the dress drapes across the body is so sensual. And if you think the front is gorgeous, you should see the booty (what I wouldn’t give for my RL booty to look that good)! :-) Available in 7 colors, this dress can be yours at the discounted price of 188L at Collabor88.

Blogging soon!

Ok, ok, I know that wasn’t free. But what you can find for free is this lovely skin from ::Bite&Claw::. Look for a small gift box near the front door of the store. Oh, and there’s a men’s skin included in the box. Also free is this jewelry set from Beloved, which includes a pretty necklace and earrings. I know you can’t see my earrings (sorry!), but they look like a dangly version of the necklace. And they’re free… I mentioned that, right? ;-)

Most of the decor items you see here are by Lark, and are also available at Collabor88. Except for the music box, which is by *MishMish*. :-)

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – ::Bite&Claw:: Aria Christmas Party Tone 3 (free gift / 0L)

Eyes – IKON Ascension Eyes Spectre

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 38-Classy

Hair – !lamb. Zelda

Hands - Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Dress – *{Junbug}* Instant Crush (188L @ Collabor88)

Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry Gold-Silver Bead Jewelry Set (free gift / 0L)

Poses by Ma Vie

The Scene…

Build – L2 Studio Tarrytown House

Hanging Mirror – Lark Crawford Mirror (88L @ Collabor88)

Vanity Table & Stool - Lark Crawford Dressing Table & Stool (88L @ Collabor88)

Jewelry Box – *MishMish* Nostalgia Jewelry Box (88L @ Collabor88)

Other Vanity Items - -Tres Blah- (previous Arcade Gacha items)

Dog – +Half-Deer+ Sleepy Italian Greyhound Black

Boxes - ::Fabuleax:: Decor Boxes Home is Where the Heart is RARE (49L gacha)

Magazines – End of Daze EoD Magazine

Lamp – floorplan. Eiffel Tower Marquee

Hanging Slip - Lark Crawford Wall Hook & Slip (88L @ Collabor88)

Standing Mirror – The Loft Wrought Iron Mirror Painted White

Rug – StoraxTree Estate Persian Rug21

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Shabby Chic Sunday

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.. Can’t believe Christmas and New Year are over! Where did it go? I spent today taking down the decorations and packing up the tree for another year. Its always sad when all the sparkling lights vanish. I just might have to find some fairy lights for all year around!

I took a break to grab a cup of coffee and find some great freebies and deals around the grid that I could tell you about before I go back and finish off packing up Christmas!


.HAIR. Monday Hair by Little Bones [FREE / Group Gift / Free to Join - Find in Notices]
.GLASSES. Castor Glasses by Umeboshi [L$10 / Marketplace]
.EARRINGS. Encircled Earrings by AMOROUS [FREE / Marketplace]
.NECKLACE. Portable de Matriochka NuDoLu [L$40 / Gacha]
.BAG. Sac de Lapin NuDoLu [L$60 / Gacha]
.OUTFIT. Yuruyuru Dress and Tights by M.Motion [FREE / Group Gift / Free to Join - Check Notices!]
.SHOES. Obel Sneakers by Half Deer [L$50 per turn / The Chapter Four Gachas]

.POSE. Nippy 1 by Adorkable Poses (Pose set was bought at a past event, I don’t think it is available now)


.HAIR. Bullfighter Jacket Hair by Little Bones [FREE / Group Gift / Free to Join - Find in Notices]
.DRESS. T-Dress by BLOKC [FREE]

.POSE. Bones – 6 by Ploom

While I was at The Chapter Four I ended up playing the Gacha from Ionic as I just love pastel colours and shabby chic.. and I couldnt resist showing you my haul! I even managed to win the Rare home thats available in the gacha!


.HOME. The Artists Cottage (Rare) by Ionic [L$85 per turn / The Chapter Four Gacha's]
.FURNITURE. For Luke Range by Ionic [L$85 per turn / The Chapter Four Gacha's]
.Candles and Books by What Next? [L$10 Each / Marketplace]
.RUGS. Ruggies by Nordari [FREE / Marketplace]


.FURNITURE. For Luke Range by Ionic [L$85 per turn / The Chapter Four Gacha's]
.DEERS. by The Secret Store [FREE / Part of Inspiration Point Hunt - Ended 31st Dec but they might still be out]


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Reindeers and Penguins and Gachas.. oh my!

My little Penguin friends invited me around to their Igloo home today as they started decorating to get ready for Christmas!


.*COCO*_Gift_ReindeerOutfit COCO Designs [FREE]
.Assorted Single Penguins by MishMash @ The Arcade [L$50 / Gacha]
.Igloo by What Next @ The Arcade [L$100 / Gacha]

These super cute little Penguins are by MishMash and are available at the December round of The Arcade Gacha Event. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw the little scamps and had to get a few to show you. There are more to collect! Enter at your peril!

How cute is this Mesh Reindeer Outfit? I may never take this off outside of blogging \O/


.*COCO*_Gift_ReindeerOutfit COCO Designs [FREE]

I am an absolute sucker for dolls heads in SL and I had to show you all at least one of the mesh dolls heads that are by U.F.O and are in another Gacha at The Arcade. And of course if you don’t fancy wearing a full reindeer outfit then the Patchwork Deer set from +Half Deer+ might be the way to go! The warm knitted dress is the new subscribo gift by ViVi and comes with appliers for Tango, Phat Azz and SLink.

.Patchwork Deer set by +Half Deer+ @ The Arcade [L$50 / Gacha]
.Chacha Doll Head by UFO @ The Arcade [L$75 / Gacha]
.Knitted Dress by Vivi [FREE / Subscriber Gift]
Also be sure to check through for other Subscriber Gifts as there are quite a few!

… Tiana is Also Wearing …
.HAIR ON DOLL : Opal Non Mesh by Lamb
.SHOES : Mary Janes by R(S)W
.BREAST ENHANCEMENT : Mirage Mesh Breasts by Lola
.HANDS by SLINK

.POSES : Apple Spice, Purple Poses, PLOOM, Label Motion, oOo Studio


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Don’t worry, It’s Pangloss…

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Hello all my Fabulous Friends…

It’s Sunday and you know what that means…. “The White Armory” has once again put out their weekly group gift for all of us to go and grab.  Since it is my first post back, I wanted to keep it simple.  I added this adorable skin by Mother Goose’s and .Insufferable Dastard.‘s eyes.  Seeing Pru’s Post ” A few Forbidden Apples“, I just had to snag that hair from Tameless. I also picked up some cute nail appliers on the Marketplace from ..:GAUDDIE:..  to help complete the look.  As always… Credits and Linkies below…

The main picture was taken @ Pangloss.

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dress: -[ The White Armory ]- – **TWA**Group Gift-Lady Aurora Gown (FREE) (Comes with a train.   The group is free to join.  You can find the gift down the long hall on the sign board at the end of it in the store itself…)

How to Join the White Amory

To get a group invite you need to send a notecard requesting admittance to Colton Drechsler orIda Donardson.

note: If Ida is away on vacation they will put out a “group invite” near the gift…

skin: -[ Mother Goose's ]- LENE(LB)Main shopl(limited) (FREE) (Love showed this in her post Free Skins And More Free Skins!”,)

eyes: -[ .Insufferable Dastard. ]- .ID. November Gift (FREE) (This gift is hanging on the wall to the left right past the new releases. Yes, I never took these off since I was logged on last :D  but Hey, that means they are good no? )

Hair -[ Tameless ]– Vera – Fantasy - $1 Forbidden Apple Hunt Gift (L$ 1) (This hair comes with a HUD with twenty textures to choose from, see picture below.  Again, I saw this first in Pru’s Post “A few Forbidden Apples“.  )

nail appliers: -[ ..:GAUDDIE:.. ]- {F/T Huds}Matte,Shine (L$ 10) (Comes with the HUD below.  These are for SLINK hands/feet/nail enhancement.  They do not work on standard avatar hands.   You can pick this up on the Marketplace @ https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/GAUDDIE-FT-HudsMatteShine/5020978. )

The finger nails: [ SLINK ]- Slink Enhancement Fingernails (for default hands) (L$ 150)

antlers: -[ +Half Deer+ ]-  Firefly Antlers [Light Set] with lights (L$ 175)

Elf Ears: -[ *~*Illusions*~* ]- Elfin Ears (L$ 300) (These come with a HUD that allows you to get the color right…)

Looking forward to seeing you all again!  Seen a great freebie or lowbie you want others to see… Send one of us bloggers the linkie and we will be happy to get it out there for you.

*big hugs*…………..till next time………….care <3

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Early Bloomer

Early bloomer

Antlers: Half deer – Vein antlers
Dress: Fo*fun – Pastel mesh dress (5L$)
Fox: Birdy – Curled arctic fox
Alpacas: ER – Alpaca torso (Free)
Polar Bears: Birdy – Snow cub (group gift) 

So Winter is on its way. I know some of you have already have the first sprinkling of snow this season (England is yet to have even a lick of snow, which is odd!) but I definitely felt the cold when I went for a walk yesterday. So I have some really nice wintery freebies, cheapies and group gifts for you all today!

Rozena has always been my favourite brand to buy lipsticks from, but yesterday they released this gorgeous skin with soft cheeks and bitten lips and guess what? It’s absolutely free. You don’t even need to join the group to grab it, just walk in and buy it for 0L$!

Also free are my funny little alpaca companions behind me! They’re a free gift from ER and it comes with a small one and a large one. I think they look really cute as well as hilarious, I couldn’t resist adding a little bit of fun to a serious photo.

Early bloomer

Skin: Rozena – Yuri (Free)
Hair: Truth – Tyler
Ears: Half deer – Deer ears white (FLF)
Roses: Ohmai – Kun
Eyes: Candy mountain – Orbs of light

The polar bears are a group gift from Birdy. If you’re not aware by now, the Birdy group costs 50L$ to join but there are lots of group gifts out at the moment including a couple skins, makeup and loud mouth appliers. Once you’ve joined the group, just pay 1L$ and these fuzzy little critters are yours! The little sleepy fox is also from Birdy but isn’t free unfortunately.

I found this pretty dress going for 5L$ on the marketplace by a store called Fo*fun. It reminded me of pink roses so, unable to quench my thirst for florals (yes,even in winter. You’ll never stop me), I tried to make a pretty floral yet chilly look around it.

And finally, it’s friday so why not show you one of the items Half Deer has out for this week’s round of Fifty Linden Fridays? These soft white deer ears are a wintery twist on one of Halogen’s past FLF items and it just looks great with white hair and some pastel antlers!

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Kawaii? Nailed it!

Kawaii? Nailed it!

Skin: Glam affair - Elvi (New!)
Hair: Rumina – Alyssa (Group gift)
Headphones: Half deer – Etude headphones
Lantern/Pose: Coucou – Holy lamp (KMH)
Tippet: Petit Pont – Tippet (KMH)
Boots: B.C.C – Maria boots
Dress: R2 Fashion – Kirabi (KMH)

Hey pretty people! The Kawaii mini-hunt started yesterday and there are so many lovely items that will tick all the right cutsey, girlie, frilly and ruffly boxes! You’re looking for 34 small pink flowers dotted around the grid and guess what? They’re free!

This is a very diverse hunt with clothing, furnitures and decor, accessories and even poses/props being set out from many great designers such as Ambrosia, D!va, Natural and Chocolate Atelier! I’m wearing the dress from R2 fashion, the tippet from Petit Pont and the lantern with pose from Coucou. Also available in the hunt are a great variety of adorable slink appliers (below) from D!va and Te Amo.

Not in the hunt, but still just as cute are these cake-inspired slink appliers from Muchness&Muchly (new location!)! They’re a free group gift and you get a set of mesh nails included if you don’t own slink hands!

Kawaii? Nailed it!

Clockwise
1: Muchness&Muchly – Iced cookie nails (Group gift)
2: D!va – Ribbon (KMH)
3: Te amo – Diamond (KMH)

The Diamond and Ribbon slink appliers have a big range of colour options on the HUDs so if you feel like switching it up, you can!

My hair is one of two group gifts out at Rumina. The group is free to join and the hair is controlled through a hud with lots of colour change options for roots and even coloured streaks!

I’ll be posting more stuff from the Kawaii hunt on Monday but until then, happy hunting!

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