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I <3 NY, and I Got Milk!

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Oh my goodness, how is it Friday already?! It seems like this week has just flown by… probably because I’ve been stuck at home with a sick kid… but enough about that! This cute outfit, which includes leggings, sweater, and boots, is the generous Womenstuff Hunt gift from Hawker’s House. The Womenstuff Hunt runs until March 31, and there are some truly fabulous gifts available from 200 amazing designers, all for only 1L each. Some designers are even offering exclusive items which you will only be able to find during the hunt. Trust me, this is one hunt you DO NOT want to miss! 🙂

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This cute updo is a group gift from *Milk* Hair. The group is free to join, and let me just say this: FAT PACK. That’s right, the gift comes in just about every color imaginable! So run… ok, tp… to Milk as fast as you can before you miss this fantastic gift! My fun ring and earrings are Marketplace gifts from .Olive. There is also a bracelet, but I figured it would just hide under my sleeve, so I’m not wearing it (but I did pick it up!). Called Maybe They’re Real, I can’t tell if they look like rocks or some type of reptile skin, but they’re cute – and unusual! – just the same. They also come in a dark gray color with red stones.

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Need nails? I thought these appliers from .::Ceiling::. were fun, and they’re only 1L on the Marketplace! Appliers for your toesies are also included. 😀

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My skin is the lovely Fleur, an new release from Bite & Claw for The Skin Fair. She will be released in the usual B&C 5 tones, but I’m only showing a preview of tones 2 (light) and 4 (dark). I’m typically a fair-skinned girl, but I have to say that tone 4 is really nicely done. There are several make-ups and the usually appliers available for this skin. FWIW, The Skin Fair opened today (March 14), and I’ve been trying to get in all day today with no success. It runs until March 30, so hopefully there will be plenty of time for us all to pay a visit!

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Bite & Claw Fleur (featured @ The Skin Fair)

Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes Denim

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – *Milk* Hair Oh Cecilia (group gift / free to join)

Earrings – .Olive. Maybe They’re Real Earrings (free gift / 0L)

Ring – .Olive. Maybe They’re Real Ring (free gift / 0L)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Manicure – .::Ceiling::. Checkered Nails (1L)

Complete Outfit – Hawker’s House I<3 NY (Womenstuff Hunt Gift / 1L)

Poses by Kirin, Glitterati Poses, and Izzie’s

Location – The Trace

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Sn@tching Up A Sweet Summer Deal!

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TGIF Fabulouses! I hope you have a super fun weekend planned 🙂 The sun is starting to shine, and I’m in the mood for some summer wearables, so today I am featuring the adorable Tracy Mesh Sundress that you can pick up on the Sn@tch Cart at The Wash Cart Sale for just 10L!  I have accessorized my summer dress with a newly released pair of Gladia Sandals that are now available at a group member discount at the Pure Poison Mainstore (the group is still free to join!).  I am wearing the silver sandals, but they are also available for purchase in black and gold variations as well.

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The sweet skin I am in today is WoW Skin’s Sara and it is currently available for 100L per play at The Luck of The Irish Gacha Event.  There are 6 variations of this skin to try your luck at, as well as hand, feet, lola and azz appliers, and eyebrow options too.  The skin packs are very generous and include three skin tones with cleavage option and a shape (I’m wearing my own shape today).

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Love is wearing…

Skin – WoW Skins Sara (100L per play @ The Luck of The Irish Gacha Event)
Eyes – IKON  Ardent Eyes Clarity
Hair – TRUTH Hair Lolita (featured at Collabor88)
Hands & Feet by Slink
Nail Appliers – Envie Valentine Set (70L / marketplace)
Dress – Sn@tch Tracy Mesh Sundress (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Shoes – Pure Poison Gladia Sandals (new release)
Necklace – [ glow ] Studio TV Necklace
Poses by Glitterati
Sim – Small Town Green

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Grand Opening Hunt & More @ {etinceler}

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{etinceler} is celebrating their grand opening this weekend with a hunt! I fell in love with this cute owl sweater, and these quirky striped jeans, but there are also lots of other awesome prizes waiting to be found as well. The hunt runs only from March 14th-16th, so this is a fabulous if limited time way to pick up some great stuff! This of course is on top of some great group gifts, and this dress from their Midnight Mania board that is simply cute as a button. Their Midnight Mania board changes frequently between several prizes as soon as it fills up, so check back often to get in on the next round!

This is a shorter post than I had hoped to make, due to my being under the weather the last few days, but this is only a small portion of the great things available. It is most definitely worth a look. I will be back for more posts once I am feeling better in a few days.

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Satu is wearing:

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Shirt: {etinceler} – Piper Sweater (Grand Opening Hunt Gift)

Pants: {etinceler} – The Hazel Jeans (Grand Opening Hunt Gift)

Necklace: {etinceler} – The Fefe Necklace (Grand Opening Hunt Gift)

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Dress: {etinceler} – Audrey In Burger (Midnight Mania Prize)

Satu is also wearing:

Skin: Curio – Ember

Hair: Tableau Vivant – Petit Hair (Dark Dye)  @ The Arcade *shown with and without plushie

Eyes: IKON – Promise Eyes (Ice)

Shoes: Slink – Ilena Sandals (Brown)

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Not quite so sweet

Whether day or night, dressy or casual, The Pekka and Vin cue new sim/Grand opening hunt has you covered! These two fabulous designers have set out 18 cameras with free prizes in them just for you! You’ll have to look high and low because these cameras can be found anywhere on the new sim! I’ve put together 2 outfits with several of the items, and I have the full list of items at the bottom of my post, but definitely go check it out for yourself! Don’t hesitate to go and grab these pieces, because this hunt is only going on for a limited time!

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Skyler is wearing in the above two photos…

Top – VinCue – Dubby Sweatshirt – LOVE (Freebie/$L0/Hunt gift)
Jeans – VinCue – Molly Jeans – Flowy (Freebie/$L0/Hunt gift)
Necklace – Pekka – Metal Cross – White (Freebie/$L0/Hunt gift)
Piercings – Pekka – Hopeless unisex piercing – WHITE (Freebie/$L0/Hunt gift)
Ring – Cubic Cherry Kre-ations – Rose – Snow – (Luck of the irish gatcha/$L40 per play)
Hair – Tameless – Prue – Fades
Bag – VinCue – Bunny bag – Tangerine (Freebie/$L0/Hunt gift)
Shoes – Goth1c0 – Cupcake lover sneakers

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Skyler is wearing in the above two photos…

Cardigan – VinCue – Tank dress cardi – Silver (Freebie/$L0/Hunt gift)
Top – VinCue – Tank dress – Dotty silver (Freebie/$L0/Hunt gift)
Leggings – Bezdna – Mesh leggings – Black (Marketplace item/$L75 per colour)
Necklace – Pekka – Rosario necklace – Black/red ver. 1 (Freebie/$L0/Hunt gift)
Earrings – Pekka – Kawaii skull – Silver (Freebie/$L0/Hunt gift)
Piercings – Pekka – Hopeless unisex piercing – WHITE (Freebie/$L0/Hunt gift)
Ring  – Cubic Cherry Kre-ations – Rose – Snow – (Luck of the irish gatcha/$L40 per play)
Hair – Tameless – Ceridwen – Naturals

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Skyler is also wearing…

Hands & Feet by Slink
Skin – Glam affair – Aria skin – Asia – Combo 06

Sim – Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe & Forest

Want to see everything that can be found in this hunt? Here’s your list!

GRAND OPENING HUNT! Prizes

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Fab Advice – Edition #10

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QUESTION #1:  I have a question for your new fashion advice column. I am interested in the Slink nail system for hands and feet, but I am unsure how they work.  I have seen free and low cost Slink nail appliers, but I suppose you need to buy a Slink system first.  Can you please explain for me and other readers what you need to use the appliers and how/when they can be used?  Most sandals/open shoes that I purchase already have HUD’s to change toe color, etc. and alpha masks to wear the open shoes.  If I purchase Slink feet or Slink hands, do I attach them like an alpha mask, and can I wear them with items I purchase or freebies I receive, or do I need to buy special shoes/nails that work with the Slink system?  Thanks for any info.

Serena Says:  Slink hands and feet are mesh body parts which you attach pretty much like any other mesh item: wear the item and the alpha. You won’t be able to wear “regular” shoes or sandals with the feet already attached, so you will need to start shopping for shoes made especially for Slink feet (there are lots now!). There are 3 different shapes of feet now: flat, medium, and high, so be sure you have the right feet for the shoes you want. Slink hands and feet do come with a HUD containing some very basic “mani/pedis.” But you’re right, if you want something different, you will need to buy it. We try to show free/cheap nail appliers whenever possible, so you should find lots from which to choose here at FabFree! If you don’t want to purchase hands, but you like the nail appliers, you can purchase the Slink mesh nails which you wear much like prim nails right on your regular hands. Appliers will work on these nails.

Pru Says:  Slink nail appliers work with any Slink hand or foot to change the color/pattern on the toenails or fingernails only just like nail polish. The applier works like most other HUDs. You simply wear the applier while wearing your Slink hands or  feet then click the pattern/color icon on the applier (it will show on your screen as long as you  are wearing it) to change the color of your nails. Then once you’ve changed your nail color you  can remove the applier and just keep it in your inventory for next time. As long as you are wearing clothing that shows your nails, you’ll see the applied nail color/pattern! 🙂 As for shoes, only “Slink” compatible shoes work with Slink feet. Look for the red Slink logo when buying shoes if you want to wear them with your slink feet.

Satu Says: I am very new to these also, so am only just now learning. The hands and feet come with an alpha layer and attach just like any other prim attachment. There are different sizes provided in the box so you can choose the size that is right for your avatar. (I wear small hands and Xsmall feet)

Regular shoes will not work with the feet, you must purchase shoes made to be worn with them, and there are different styles of the feet based on the height of the shoes they are meant to be worn with. (flat, medium and high) You need to make sure you have the right style of foot to match the shoes you are buying.

Tons of skin designers make appliers for their skins, but if yours doesn’t not to worry. The hands and feet come with a hud that can help you fairly easily match them to whatever skins you most enjoy wearing, and tattoo layers for your wrists and ankles to help the colors blend together if they are close but not exact.

Each set of hands and feet can work with two different kinds of appliers, skin appliers, but also nail appliers. They work fairly independent of one another. Many designers who make fingernail appliers, also make matching nail appliers for toenails, for use with open toed shoes.

Hope this helps, this is only what I’ve learned in the couple of weeks I have owned these things myself.

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QUESTION #2:  I have just learned about The Dressing Room Fusion and I wonder if there are more sale houses like this in Second Life?  If so, which ones do you visit?

Love Says:  The Dressing Room Fusion is a must visit shop, but I also visit the following, Collabor88, The Chapter Four, FaMESHed, Designer Circle, Designer’s Showcase, Cosmopolitan Sales Room, Kustom 9, Fashion Wardrobe, and.. hmmm I am sure there are more.  I’ll probably think of them in my sleep tonight!  In addition to these sales rooms, there are also weekly sales such as Fifty Linden Friday, 60L Weekends, 55L Thursdays, and Secret Wednesdays where you can join their groups, and be informed of which stores are participating in their sales by a listing they send out.

Serena Says:  I love TDRF, but I also enjoy the Liaison Collaborative, Collabor88, Kustom9, The Chapter Four, Cosmopolitan Sales Room, and various other discount collaborations among designers. Prices vary at these events, but you can usually find a good deal.

Pru Says:  There are many events like The Dressing Room Fusion. Some I frequent are Collabor88, Designer Circle, and Bewbapalooza! There are really tons, it just depends on what you’re looking for. Try searching through the Second Life Groups, you may find more there. 🙂

Satu Says: I visit plenty of sale houses here in SL, however most aren’t specifically geared toward “bargains” the way that Dressing Room Fusion is, so keep this in mind.

I am also big fan of Collabor88, and Fameshed, and visit these the most often. I do like to look at others when I hear of them, but these two are the ones I shop at most frequently. I rarely miss a month visiting these.

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QUESTION #3:  Sometimes I put on a mesh clothing and body parts are sticking out.  I wear the alpha layer it comes with but still parts stick out.  How do I fix? Thank you for your hard work.  I read your blog two times in a day I love so much.

Love Says:  I have read the responses from the others already, and they have offered you some great advice.  The only thing I could add would be that if none of their advice helps, to try contacting the designer.  Sometimes it is a designer error, and they are quite happy to rectify the situation or offer their advice.

Serena Says:  Thank you for the kind words about the blog! 🙂 Well… you’re right, sometimes the alphas don’t cover everything, especially in certain poses, or with an AO running. However, most seem to keep the “important” parts covered. If it’s a serious problem that isn’t fixed by moving to a different pose, I’ll usually alter my shape as needed. For mesh clothing, I wear a standard size XS, but even with a standard size, there can be some sizing differences.

Pru Says:  First, thank you so much for the kind words! Aside from temporarily adjusting your shape, one way to “fix” this issue is to adjust the alpha layers to better fit your shape. A lot of designers have started including modify-able alpha layers with their clothing. This allows the wearer to make minor  adjustments to the alpha layer.

Satu Says: You may need to make slight adjustments to your body shape, or possibly try the next larger size of the clothing item you are trying on. Small tweaks to your shape are not as difficult as they may seem at first, but of course the most important first step is to make sure you are wearing a modifiable shape. Personally I would prefer a shape that has mod/copy permissions. First thing to do is make a copy of the shape, and leave the original untouched, so you can always make another copy and start over if you think you “messed up” or even just to have one for mesh and non-mesh wear.

I find the area that I most frequently have to adjust is my bust, with the second being my hind end / belly area. The key is usually to do only small tweaks.

There are three sliders that effect the bust area: Breast size, breast buoyancy, and breast cleavage. How are the areas poking out? To the front, the top or the sides, or a combination of these? If you are sticking out the front, lower size, the top, move the slider a bit higher on buoyancy, if its the sides, move the slider a bit higher on cleavage. In a lot of cases even a small tweak to all three can make a world of difference in how mesh outfits fit.

The most important thing is to pay attention to which sliders the body part “sticking out” is controlled by and practice making those small adjustments, with practice, I’m sure you will be able to do your own adjustments with confidence in no time.

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FabFree Designer of The Day – 3/14/14 – TheVampRealm

FabFree Designer of The Day – 3/14/14 – The Vamp Realm

TheVampRealm ebba fitted mesh zebra dress blue (group gift / free to join)
– http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Andromeda%20Isle/153/48/31

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