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Surf’s Up!

Surfs Up

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I have quite a gift to share with you today – it’s a free Bento mesh head.  Yup, you read that right – freeAkeruka Creations is offering the Leon Bento mesh head to members of the AK Heads, News & Support group as a gift.  This head comes with all the bells and whistles:  a shape for your body, mesh eyes, animations HUD, piercings, teeth, gestures, and even a body skin applier for Belleza, Signature and Slink mesh bodies.  The body applier has ten skin tones, and makes it a snap to match up Leon with your pre-existing mesh body.  The Leon shape is completely editable, so I was able to adjust the sliders to get the look I wanted.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you do need to be a group member (joining costs 150L), but monthly gifts are offered, and even if you were just to get Leon alone, 150L for a Bento Mesh head is an amazing deal!  I’m not sure how long this offer will be available, so I’d recommend teleporting over to Akeruka Creations soon if you are in the market for a new mesh head.

The Surfer’s Life

Well, I’m gonna grab my board and catch a few waves while the surf is strong.  Good thing I have my new Surf’s Up Wetsuit in Sear from RIOT.  I picked it up over at The Arcade for just 50L.  The machine is packed with beachwear, swim trunks, wet t-shirts, six different surf boards, and some ice cream sandwiches to enjoy after a long day of shooting the curl.  Ladies, there are wetsuits and shirts for you to win, too.  Before you pay to play, you will need to select whether you would like Maitreya, Belleza Freya, Slink Hourglass, Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, or Slink Male.  I was wishing to score the wet t shirt, which would have been great for showing off my abs, but sigh……. Anyway, I’m off!  Hopefully I won’t have too many wipe outs.  Wish me luck!

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Akeruka Creations Leon Bento Mead (free gift for members of AK Heads News & Support Group – 0L/150L to join)
Head/Body Applier and Eyes are included with head
Hair:  Vango Alex
Outfit:  RIOT Surf’s Up Wetsuit in Sear (available at The Arcade – 50L per play)
Pose:  Luane’s World
Sim:  Surf Cove at Playa Perdita
Song:  Wipe Out by the Beach Boys

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A “Berry” Fine Discovery

Cascade

Hello there, Fabulouses!  I’m popping in with a quick post to share a budget friendly shirt that I picked up as a hunt item.  When Ripley and I were shopping at the Trashed store, he kept tugging on his leash, and dragged me over to a tiny strawberry that had been concealed in the shop.  It is the hunt object for The 4 Seasons Hunt, which runs through June 26th.  We weren’t following the hunt trail, but I’m sure glad the pupster spied that berry!  For just one Linden dollar, I picked up a terrific top.   The Cascade shirt has a black and gray paisley print on the long sleeve undershirt with a solid black tee shirt over it.  The pair needs to be worn as a duo, but I like the combination of the two, and will definitely wear this more often when the fall temperatures hit.  The package includes versions for a variety of mesh bodies, but not for classic avatars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • David
  • TMP

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Madame Noir Pride Eyes (first blogged {HERE} – 0L)
Hair:  Vango Alex
Shirt:  Trashed Cascade (prize in the 4 Seasons Hunt – 1L)
Jeans:  Dallas MacKenzie Colt Jeans
Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  The Outer Garden

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A Poet at Heart

A Poet at Heart

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The other day, I received a message from Sere Timeless, telling me about the Poet’s Heart store.  I am so glad that I followed Sere’s advice and teleported to the shop, because I picked up this gorgeous Marisol outfit as a free group gift.

Romantic, Poetic Style

Featuring a multi-tiered maxi skirt with a generous hem, and a cropped top with loose sleeves, this outfit has a gypsy vibe that I just love.  Its color scheme of blues and aquas brought back memories of the beach glass I collected on the sand as a young girl.  While the top is constructed with a satiny, shimmery fabric, the skirt’s layers are decorated with a floral pattern that adds visual interest and texture.  Although there is no version specifically made for mesh avatars, by adjusting the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara body, I was able to achieve a perfect fit.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply head on over to the shop, switch to the Poet’s Heart group (it’s completely free to join) and click the vendor.  While you’re there, you might want to scoop up the three other free gifts for group members as well.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS
  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • Alpha layer for skirt and top (parts can be worn separately)

Thank you so much, Sere, for letting me know about the Poet’s Heart shop!  I know I will be stopping by there frequently for more lovely additions to my wardrobe.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS City
Hair:  Truth Hair Lela
Top and Skirt:  Poet’s Heart Marisol Outfit (free gift for members of the Poet’s Heart group – 0L/0L to join)
Jewelry:  Cae Dakota Collection
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty Mocap Animations
Sim:  La Vie

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Catch a Wave With Me

Beach Day

Hello there, Fabulous Readers.  Come on down to Basil Bay, and join me for a beach party!  The sun is shining, the sand is warm beneath my feet, and the inviting water is there to cool us off.  I brought plenty of food, a cooler full of beverages, and of course, a container full of Ripley Snacks.  (The pupster is hoping you’ll bring along some canine pals, too.)  The more, the merrier!  Now, that’s the way to spend a Saturday!

But First, a Bit of Shopping

Before you pack your sunscreen and towel, I have a couple of budget friendly finds to share with you that are perfect for a day at the beach.  Since showing a bit of skin is part of the package, I decided to add some new body art that I picked up at the Jersey Shore for just 10L.  The Troy Lite Tattoo covers both my arms with intricate designs.  I really like the diamonds at the edge of my wrists.  You can pick up a copy for yourself at Addicted to Ink’s stall over at the Jersey Shore.  The package includes appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Signature, and Slink, and is specially priced at the event for only 10L.

Looking for a Terrific Tank?

I wanted everyone to be able to see my new tats, so a tank top was the way to go for the day.  Luckily, I discovered a specially priced one at Redangel Designs.  Right now, the shop is offering the Arnold Tank at a reduced price specifically for members of the Redangel Designs group.  Normally sold for 499 Linden dollars, for a limited amount of time, members can purchase this top for just 50 Linden dollars.  The package includes fits for classic and mesh bodies, as well as a texture change HUD with 8 color options.  That’s kind of like getting eight tops for just 50L.  Count me in!  Joining the group will set you back 25L, but that opens up six lucky chairs, a midnight madness board and a gift board which are exclusively set up for group members.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

    • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
    • Adam
    • Aesthetic
    • David
    • Gianni
    • Jake
    • Slink
    • TMP

Those Eyes

Take in All the Sights

Of course, ya gotta be able to enjoy the panoramic vistas of the beach, and what better way to do so than through a new pair of peepers?  The other day, Kat shared a cute crop top in honor of Pride Month, but for me, I’m gonna show my support every day, ALL month long with my new Pride Eyes that I picked up as a free group gift over at the Madame Noir Store.  With both mesh and applier versions for Catwa and Lelutka mesh heads, these eyes are quite versatile.  Using the included HUD, you can select either large or small irises.  To grab a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the Madame Noir Store group, but it’s completely free to join.  I don’t know how long these will be available, but if you are looking for some vibrant and colorful eyes to sport, I’d recommend a trip over to the Madame Noir Store.

So, what time can I plan for your arrival?  I’ll be here all day, just taking in the rays, grilling some burgers, and looking forward to catching a wave or two.  I hope you come on down!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Exile Boy Next Door
Eyes:  Madame Noir Pride Eyes (free gift for members of the Madame Noir Store Group – 0L/0L to join)
Tattoo:  Addicted to Ink Troy Lite Tattoo (10L at the Jersey Shore Event)
Top:  Redangel Designs Arnold Tank (Special offer – 50L for members of Redangel Designs Group [normal price – 499L] – 50L/25L to join)
Shorts:  Belleza Jake Shorts Maroon (included with Belleza Jake mesh body)
Pose:  Indigo Poses
Sim:  Basil Bay
Song:  Catch a Wave by the Beach Boys

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I’m Secretly a Mermaid

I Wanna Be a Mermaid

Hello Fabulous Readers and Happy Friday!  Ripley and I are STILL trying to escape the extreme heat in RL by visiting beautiful sims in SL.  Today, we headed over to Luane’s World and took a stroll in this flower filled meadow by the water.  Thankfully though, the forecast is predicting cooler temperatures for the weekend.  I don’t know how much cooler, but we will take what we can get!

The Temps Might Be Cooler, But This Dress is HOT!

I have another free strapless mini to share with you today.  This one is probably my most favorite recent addition to my wardrobe!  The Mermaid Dress from Seniha Originals features a sparkly background that fades from a light teal to a gorgeous purply pink at the hemline.  Vertical piping traces your curves and divides the dress into panels.  Since it is accented with a silver diamond pattern, the center section looks a lot like the texture on a mermaid’s tail – the effect is just lovely!  I really like the cutout on the neckline, which allows for a sexy glimpse of cleavage, while still keeping you covered in all the right places.  To scoop up a free copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the Seniha Originals group, but it’s completely free to join.  Plus there are seven other free group gifts that you can pick up as well, so being a member provides a lot of benefits!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS City
Hair:  {Limerance} Rina (available at Fameshed)
Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Storm
Dress:  Seniha Originals Mermaid Dress (free gift for members of the Seniha Originals group – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Luane’s World

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Escaping That Heat Wave

Blue Stripes

Hello there, Fabulous Readers, and happy Middle of the Week to you!  I hope your week is going well.  It’s so very hot where I am in RL – we are looking at the highest temperature yet so far this year, with a cautionary heat advisory.  So, Ripley and I decided to escape to the shore in SL and cool down with the help of a salty sea breeze.  Of course, I just had to wear the brand new dress that I picked up for free.

Stripes Go With Everything

I just love the combination of navy with white stripes!  It is just such a classic look that never goes out of style.  My strapless Melanie Blue Stripes mini from Faida is sure to become a summertime favorite.  It’s designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body (no other sizes/styles included), and hugged my curves like a glove.  I decided to pull on a short denim jacket to ward off the dampness in the air, but I could just have easily worn the dress solo.  That way, my shoulders would have been free to soak up some sunshine.  The best part of all – the dress was a free gift just for members of the Teleport Hub group, which has a teensy 10L join fee.  It’s one of those groups that I joined long ago, and I’ve picked up so many gifts that the membership fee was well worth the investment.

I’m off for a stroll around the lovely La Vie sim with my best buddy, and will try to forget all about the RL heat wave.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki
Hair:  Argrace Kohaku
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Necklace:  Dusk Angel Designs Simplicity Necklace in Pearl
Jacket:  Paintbox Designs Harmony Denim Jacket in Winter White – 50L on the Marketplace
Dress:  Faida Melanie Blue Stripes (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)
Sandals:  Friday Romy Sandals in natural
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  La Vie
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Count Your Rainbows Not Your Storms

Count Your Rainbows Not Your Storms
Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope your work week is off to a fantastic start.  I wanted to pop in with a quick post sharing a cute and colorful cropped top that I picked up for free.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

A Rainbow of Colors

My sleeveless top features a high neckline and a hem that falls just above the midsection, which makes it just perfect for summer.  The bold stripes of color are a bright and cheerful reminder that June is Pride Month, a time to promote acceptance of others.  According to bustle.com, the month of June is a time to “envision a future where everyone is respected and accepted.”  I’m happy to show my support for the community by wearing the Ami Crop Top Pride Flag Print shirt, which the generous designer is offering as a gift over at Stories & Co.  The free package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XXS, XS, S, M (includes alpha layer)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • VTech

Ripley and I are off to do some housework.   Well, actually, I think Ripley is planning to laze around and watch me vacuum up all of the dog hair he has scattered around, but at least I will have company while I do so ;).  There is a reason why German Shepherds are sometimes referred to as “German Shedders.” Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Truth Hair Polly
Earrings:  Frogstar Akira Feathered Earrings
Top:  Stories&Co. Ami Crop Top Pride Flag Print (free gift – no group required – 0L)
Capris:  Blueberry DWL Jeans
Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops
Pose: aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  private location

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Won’t You Sit With Me For a Bit?

Break Time

Oh, hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I’m just taking a break from my side gig playing in a band.  I found the perfect shady spot over at Cranium Bay.  How about sitting down and joining me while I tell you about my new outfit?  I picked it up completely for free.

Rock On

The other morning, I was out walking Ripley so a certain someone could sleep in.  Our path just happened to take us by The Free Dove (actually it was a bit out of our way, but hey, we needed the workout).  I decided to wander in and see if there were any new gifts available for the guys, and I was in luck! La Bella Boutique has generously set out the Aber Shirt and Amber Shorts set that I am wearing today absolutely for free for members of The Free Dove group.  One of the best things about this gift is the texture/color change HUDs that you receive for both the top and the bottom, which makes this gift seem like you are getting a week’s worth of clothes all tucked into one neat package.  The shirt HUD offers 13 background color options along with 7 designs to choose from.  Want a plain top?  No problem!  For the shorts, you’ve got 12 varieties at your fingertips.  I really like how the tee clings to your shape and helps show off those abs you’ve worked so hard to achieve.  😉 The pants include an integrated belt that comes in handy along with the option to have normal or loose fit.  If you’d like to scoop up this set for yourself, just head on over to The Free Dove, activate the group tag (there’s no join fee), click the vendor, and boom! you’re in business.  With versions for classic and mesh avatars, there’s something for everybody in the box.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Shirt:  Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (no alpha layer)
  • Shirt:  Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, Slink, TMP
  • Shorts:  (no classic version) Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Gianni, NX-David, Slink, TMP

Well, the rest of the guys are returning from break, so I have to get back to work.  Thanks for hanging out with me awhile.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Alex
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Shirt:  La Bella Boutique Aber Shirt (free gift for members of The Free Dove – 0L/0L to join)
Shorts:  La Bella Boutique Amber Pants (free gift for members of The Free Dove – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  Dufaux Flip Flops (free gift for members of the Dufaux Group – first blogged {HERE} by Astrid – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  Luane’s World
Sim:  Cranium Bay

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Not All Treasure is Silver and Gold

Off to the Barbary Coast

Ahoy thar, Fabulous Readers!  Polly and I are about to depart on a voyage to the Barbary Coast.  Before we leave, I just had to share this role play outfit that I put together with free hunt prizes from The Silk Road Hunt.

A Pirate’s Life for Me

Every buccaneer needs a tricorn hat perched atop his head, and the free Barbary Coast for Men outfit from Coveted comes complete with an editable pirate hat.  Of course, any pirate worth his salt should sport an eye patch to add to his fierce demeanor.  Thankfully, the designer tucked a resizable version inside the prize package.  Knee length breeches and a jaunty crimson sash complete the look.  Although the gift includes only an Aesthetic body style, I decided to give it a try with my Belleza Jake mesh body, and it worked perfectly!  If you are in the market for some role play duds, but don’t have the Aesthetic body, I’d highly recommend giving this outfit a try, since the price is just zero Linden dollars!

At the Point of a Cutlass

If I am going to be pillaging and plundering, I’m going to need a sturdy blade, and I picked up a free one over at MTD Designs.  The Pirate Sabre comes in both male and female versions, and is resizable.  You can wear it on your right or left hand as need be …. heck, if you are in a serious battle, you can even hold one in each hand!  Since this is another prize for The Silk Road Hunt, you can be well equipped for your next adventure on the seven seas completely for free!

Anchors Away

I hope you find time to explore the hunt path along The Silk Road Hunt.  I’m off to sail across the horizon.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Keith
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hat:  Coveted Barbary Coast for Men Pirate Hat (free – part of the Silk Road Hunt Prize – 0L)
Eye Patch:  Coveted Barbary Coast for Men Eye Patch (free – part of the Silk Road Hunt Prize – 0L)
Sabre:  MTD Designs (free Silk Road Hunt Prize – 0L)
Sash and Pants:  Coveted Barbary Coast for Men (free – part of the Silk Road Hunt Prize – 0L)
Parrot:  TCOD Design The Parrot (hand and shoulder)
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  The Crow’s Nest

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Mayhem Achieved!

Mayhem Achieved

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I borrowed the pupster along with his tracking harness, and set off down the hunt trail of the Siren’s Song Hunt.  Legend has it that sirens were beautiful but dangerous creatures that lured sailors to their doom with their enchanting music and voices.  However, rather than crashing onto the rocky cliffs these creatures are said to inhabit, Ripley and I discovered a fantastic hunt gift.

Ready to Row

Even though we are experiencing warm summer temperatures in my part of the world, there are still those days when storms roll in, and a guy can definitely use a warm hoodie.  Well, Horr Menswear has your back covered (literally) with the Endura Hoodie and Sweatpants outfit, which is their free hunt prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt.  Featuring a nautical design with two crossed oars, a deep purple and black color scheme, and side pockets in the pants, this outfit will keep you cozy during chilly practice sessions out on the water.  The free package includes versions for mesh as well as classic avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, all you have to do is locate the sand dollar hidden in the shop.  There’s even a handy hint giver in the store if you get stumped.  The hunt continues until June 30th.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S, M, L (includes alpha layers for top, bottom and both combined)
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

I’m off to spend a few hours skimming across the water with my rowing team.  I’ll make sure we avoid any singing sirens!  Until next time, happy hunting…

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Alex
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Sweatshirt and Pants:  Horr Menswear Endura Hoodie and Sweatpants (free prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt – 0L)
Shoes:  Not So Bad Bojan Sneakers
Pose:  Indigo Poses
Sim:  Luane’s World

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