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Love and chocolate, or blood and guts, whatever floats your boat on Valentine’s Day.

Ahhh…it’s Feb 14th tomorrow, and you know what that means right? The Walking Dead is back!! You thought I was going to say Valentine’s Day, didn’t you :P OK, well, it’s that too, but for those of us who are single, it really is just another day. However, I know there are loads of you readers who are looking forward to Valentine’s day, so I thought I would do a pink and red post for you! Really, I’ll use any excuse to wear pink and red together.

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G Field also helped to push me into doing this post, as they have put out their last year’s Valentine’s Day gift for you to grab if you missed it, as well as 2 new ones for this year! Last years gift is the cute Love knit tunic I have on. This sweet pink sweater has a small red ruffle around the bottom that makes it perfect to wear as a dress. It is a one piece mesh item, in all the standard sizes, and the texture is just amazing, as all G Field clothing is. The little heart-shaped pockets are my favourite :) This year’s gifts are some lovely home decor items, the caged hearts on the right, and the heart branch on the left. All three gifts are free for everyone, just head on down to the store and buy each for L$0. It is just that easy!

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I was able to find a Valentine’s appropriate necklace to go along with my outfit, on the Marketplace. The Linked Hearts necklace is free from Valhalla Beach Designs, and comes in 2 cord colour options, black and silver. It really is a nice little bit of sparkle without being over the top and blingy.

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Wanting to go full-out with pink and red, I did a little more Marketplace searching for other decor items and found a few things. The whole rug, pillows and beanbag chair setup is a free Valentine’s gift from Pickles on the MP, and is called Lovebean. It has 2 spots with poses built-in, the beanbag chair and the front pillow, and each piece is independantly texture changable with a myriad of Valentiney textures. The pretty, Floral Heart wall art is a dollarbie on MP, and it’s from the Immort@l Store, and I think it just made for the perfect final touch in my pink and red post.

So, all Valentine’s Day stuff aside…is anyone else excited about The Walking Dead being back? *grins*  Maybe I should have put on a zombie skin for this post…hmmmm. Well, whatever you are looking forward to tomorrow, whether it’s a special moment with a loved one, or blood and brains flying from zombies, I hope your Valentine’s Day is wonderful. Until next time (which happens to be accessory day, the 15th!! yayyy) TTFN!


What is Calle showing you…

Dress – *GF* 2015 Valentine Gift! (free)
Necklace – VBD Linked Hearts Necklace (free on Marketplace, HERE)
Earrings – Inca Temple – Valentina (store closed)
Hair – AD – enja  (past Christmas special, originally modeled by Astrid, HERE)
Skin – Lumae :: Alaska ~ Tone 3 ~ Latte // Deep Cherry
Hairbase – +elua+ hairbase_long black1_2015
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink

Heart Branch in Vase – *GF* Heart Branch (2016 Valentine) (free)
Caged Hearts – *GF* Heart in Cage (2016 Valentine) (free)
Rug, Pillows and Beanbag Chair – *PICKLES*  Lovebean (free on Marketplace, HERE)
Heart Wall Hanging – Immort@l Store – Floral Heart wall art (L$1 on Marketplace, HERE)

Standing Pose – //elephante poses// Fancy

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I, I Will Be King

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I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing, will drive them away
We can beat them, just for one day
We can be heroes, just for one day
– David Bowie

Hello everyone and welcome to my extended Menstuff Hunt coverage! Menstuff is a lL hunt, but many of the stores on it have waived the fee, so it is an especially economical hunt to do. The object to look for is shaped like a blue T-Shirt. Today we will look at a few items from the hunt, and then I want to share something that is very special to me personally.

I love Brocade Tiger! They make clothes that are always unique and eye-catching. In other words, they are perfect for people like me who crave a little attention now and then. For the Menstuff Hunt, Brocade Tiger is offering the Tiger Blue Jeans w/Open Belt for free. Dark blue, they are emblazoned with a tiger theme executed to blend in rather than roar out its presence. The effect is a wonderfully subtle yet very artistic pair of jeans. They come in five sizes for a good fit and are available free for all you hot predators out there.

My hair in the above picture is a fantastic Menstuff Hunt prize from Damselfly. The Hitch Non-Rigged Mesh Hair comes with an easy to use hud to select among twenty different color variations. For only 1L, such a stylish hair with a color change hud included is definitely a bargain. Included in the box is a hairbase in ten colors and a TMP applier. That makes this Damselfly Menstuff prize an extremely good pick-up, an attractive and versatile hair that could easily become one of your favorites.

Native Urban offers this sharp looking pair of sunglasses for free on the Menstuff Hunt! I was tempted to save it for the upcoming free accessories day post, but I love the way they look in this picture. The Gold Aviator Glasses look highly realistic, and are handsome enough to be the “go to” sunglasses in your wardrobe. For Native Urban to offer them up as a free gift, is very generous indeed!

Finally, the Timeless Design‘s Celtic Necklace is a decidedly masculine necklace which can also be yours for free on the Menstuff Hunt. Consisting of a braided cord with four silver beads and a Celtic style silver cross, it is a ruggedly handsome item that will be a solid addition to your Second Life jewelry collection.

 
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David Bowie passed away recently. Having witnessed Bowie evolve through the countless phases and reinventions of himself over the years, it was a little shocking that he actually appears to have been mortal. Then again, many of us have our doubts that he really was. Feeling the loss of him, though, was nothing for me compared to the loss my friend Effie felt at Bowie’s passing. She is a huge David Bowie fan and his death affected her deeply. Because of that, I became inspired by two items currently available at Brocade Tiger: the Flamingo Tux and the Goblin King Outfit in Blue.

Donning a light skin, I made an appropriate shape and went back to Brocade Tiger to see if that incredible Flamingo Tux might still be out from the Femboy Hunt. You might recall, I previously posted about it here. To my knowledge, David Bowie never actually wore anything like it but I can easily imagine him wearing something amazing like this in a video. I am happy to report this garment is still available at Brocade Tiger and only costs 2L! To finish the outfit, I chose Avanti‘s free promo Ziggy Face Tattoo which Pru previously showed off here. It works just as well for men, and for Bowie fans it is a must have item!

The Goblin King in Blue is inspired by Jareth, the Goblin King in the movie “Labyrinth” as played by David Bowie. Offered in dark blue by Brocade Tiger, this free costume totally unleashed my movie nerd side and let it go on a prowl spreading a little Goblin magic across the grid. For lovers of the 80’s, film enthusiasts and David Bowie fans it’s a great pick up!

In closing, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and perhaps it isn’t in the cards to buy something for someone you care about. Money can be hard to come by for some of us. Maybe it is worth considering other options. From making a graphic in a paint program and uploading it into SL for 10L as a Valentine to giving your avy a look that makes them think of someone they admire, they will cherish your thoughtfulness. Of course, spending time with them can be the best gift of all. However you decide to mark the day, enjoy it! See you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

 

WHC is wearing…

 

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Tiger Jeans – Brocade Tiger Tiger Blue Jeans w/Open Belt (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)
Hair (Tiger Jeans pic) – Damselfly Hitch Non-Rigged Mesh Hair (Hunt Prize / 1L / Menstuff Hunt)
Sunglasses – Native Urban Gold Aviator Glasses (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)
Necklace – Timeless Designs Celtic Necklace (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu

Showstopping Bowie – Brocade Tiger Flamingo Tux (Hunt Prize / 2L / Femboy Hunt)
Note – The Femboy Hunt is now over but Brocade Tiger was nice enough to leave their prize out. Since getting help for it now that the hunt is over might be difficult, hopefully BT won’t mind me giving the location. It is among the dress forms, look closely and you will find it.
Makeup – Avanti Ziggy Face Tattoo (Marketplace Promo / 0L / Free Gift)

The Goblin King – Brocade Tiger Goblin King in Dark Blue (Free Gift / 0L )

Eyes – Ikon Promise Eyes in Fjord and Ikon Sovereign Eyes in Field
Skin – Akeruka Ares V2 Skin #02

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Jedi Fabulous

Star Wars

I won’t lie, I’ve been seriously geeking out about the current round of The Fantasy Gacha Carnival. For me it doesn’t get any better than the nerdy goodness of a Game of Thrones versus Star Wars gacha festival. Yes, you read that right. Now as much as I love Game of Thrones, in my world, Star Wars ultimately wins me over. Maybe it’s because I have a lot of nostalgia attached to Star Wars. Either way, there are a lot of lovely things to be had on both sides.

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It was tough to decide what to show first, so I took a step back from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival and let my hair decide. Little Bones has put out their first ever Midnight Mania Board. This pretty center part long hairstyle is the current MM board prize, and it includes an exclusive color hud with 8 “Natural” and 8 “Unnatural” hair colors. You’ll need to join the Little Bones group to participate in the Midnight Mania, which has a one time join fee of 100 lindens. The join fee is completely worth it, Little Bones is notorious for fairly frequent group gifts, and now the addition of their Midnight Mania. If you’ve held out on joining, now’s the time to get in and take advantage of this great group and awesome brand.

Now, back to the Star Wars inspired finds I gathered at The Fantasy Gacha Carnival, well most of them. First, this awesome All Terrain Recon Transport vehicle by Sushi. Yes, this cool wearable vehicle came from a gacha! I managed to score the BB8 version of this vehicle, which is one of the many commons available. To ride the vehicle you simply right click on it in your inventory and choose “add” to avoid detaching any attachments you may be wearing. You’ll then want to set your avatar to fly and you’ll see the ATRT’s legs start moving. I had to fly down a little to get back on the ground while still in fly mode. This too-cool gacha is just 75 lindens per play at The Fantasy Gacha Carnival.

Next the top and pants Pru is wearing are both from the Moon Elixir gacha. This gacha includes a full set of female “Scavenger” clothing in two variations, with several color options, as well as separate machines depending on what mesh body you do or do not wear. Clearly inspired by the uniquely Star Wars fashion universe, I was not at all disappointed in the fit or look of these items. I also think they are versatile enough to be worn outside the realm of fantasy role play. The Moon Elixir gacha is also 75 lindens per play at The Fantasy Gacha Carnival.

When traveling the Star Wars universe you might want to have a weapon handy. May’s Soul has a weapon gacha at The Fantasy Gacha Carnival that has everything from light sabers to guns. The weapons are highly detailed, wearable items. I picked up this bright green light saber from the May’s Soul gacha machine at just 50 lindens per play. The pose I used for the above photo holding the light saber is from another gacha at The Fantasy Gacha Carnival. The Poseidon booth at The Fantasy Gacha Carnival is stuffed full of static poses inspired by the weaponry of Star Wars. The poses do come with prop weapons as well, I just chose not to use them. You can get the Poseidon Poses for just 50 lindens per play as well.

Needless to say, I had a lot of fun putting this look together with all these great Fantasy Gacha Carnival finds! I hope you enjoy it too.

Here are the details!

Hair – little bones. Glitter – Variety – FREE MM Board Prize/Group is 100 L to Join

Skin – [theSkinnery] Estee (Catwa Applier)

 Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Top – Moon Elixir – Scavenger – 9 – Maitreya – Blood Top – 75L/pay @The Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Pants – Moon Elixir – Scavenger – 16 – Maitreya – Charcoal Pants – 75L/pay @The Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Torso Tattoo – .Things.- Evanne Black Tattoo 4 – Past Gacha Prize

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Hands & Feet – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female Elegant 1 & Casual, Feet – Mid

Shoes – REIGN.- Rhapsody Wedges- Black

Light Saber – *May’s Soul* The empire. Light saber green – 50L/play @The Fantasy Gacha Carnival

ATRT Vehicle – .Sushi. All Terrain Recon Transport – BB8 – 75L/pay @The Fantasy Gacha Carnival

*Pose – ::Poseidon:: Star Pose – S2 Talon *includes a prop weapon, not shown – 75L/pay @The Fantasy Gacha Carnival

**Location – Eclectica

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Roses are Red

Roses are red
My dress is black
Nothing is frilly
Gothic is back!

Roses are Red

I admit… all the hearts and frills were making me a little itchy. So when I saw that Pixel Box Designs was giving out two amazing gifts for FREE I had to snatch them up and put together a quick Gothic look for Valentine’s day. Both of these offers are TIME SENSITIVE. You will only have 3 days to grab them up. So do not wait!

If you like my Roses and Key Necklace in red (the box also contains a blue rose version), you can pick this gift up FREE at the Pixel Box main-store location. It is FREE to everyone, no group required. Just buy it for 0L. But it may only be out for today and another day or so, so hurry!

If you like my eye patch (eye certainly do! *wink wink*) then you can easily nab it off the marketplace as it is there only as a special FREE to everyone gift. Again, this is a limited time offer so do not wait! It also comes with a lovely rose ring to match (not shown).

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Skin – Glam Affair – Eles Asian 02 NB
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eye makeup – Errant – Fanatic Makeup Eyes – White
Eyelashes – Redgrave -18- Silversnow
Eyebrows – Pulse # 2 Brow: Gray
Hair – Truth Hair – Bria w/Roots – silver
Dress – Stars Fashion – Little Black Dress
Eye Patch – Pixel Box Design – Necklace Roses Red and Key (0L/FREE to everyone Gift in main-store) – hurry! 3 day only offer!
Necklace – Pixel Box Design – Patch Gothic Roses in Red (0L/FREE Gift on Marketplace) – hurry! 3 day only offer!

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Oi Oi Oi Experiments – Phase One

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Bubbly heart

Bubbly heart

Feeling young at heart and poppin my gum. My gum is something I found FREE from Muschi on Marketplace.

Maybe it was the PurpleMoon Cherry Drink hunt that put me in my mood. Its an open to everyone hunt and the prizes are all FREE. 10 cherries have been hidden at the PurpleMoon Gardens (not the shop itself), find them and taste the sweetness of their fabulous treasures!

There are no hints given. They are in plain sight. Easy to find and this is more for the fun of it than anything else.

I wandered around and snapped up some drinks. My outfit is made up of #1 love top & #3 jess skirt. Both mesh items. Several of the items are mix and match types so have fun and put them together however your heart likes.

The PurpleMoon Cherry Drink hunt runs til the 28th so that should give you plenty of time to run over and have some drinks!

My look today:

Top: PurpleMoon -Love – Cherry Drink hunt gift #1 FREE

Skirt: PurpleMoon – Jess- Cherry Drink hunt gift #3 FREE

Skin: WoW Skins – 2016 Selia Milk

Hair: Truth – Kizzy – FREE subscribo gift or buy in store for FREE shown here 1st by Calleja

Shoes: Reign – Bow flops wht

Eyes: Ikon – Denim – Past group gift N/A

Lashes:*MC* “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes with HUD – Pack1

Hands & Feet:  Slink – casual & flat

Nail Polish Appliers: Hello Dave – Valentine’s Day Advent Calendar Day 10

Pose: *KP* – Model Pose HUD 10L on Marketplace

Sim: Saint-Pete City

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL THE LOVING KIND MAIN POSTERValentine’s Day is just around the corner and you can certainly tell if you’ve been wandering around Second Life. Hearts, flowers, teddy bears… it seems like nearly every shop has them out on display.

You can certainly tell in the hunt world as well. There are lots of romantically themed (and a couple of anti-romance) hunts that you can have some fun with. Heck… drag your loved one along, but hopefully not kicking and screaming. He-he… you know how much macho guys love teddy bears.

If you’re new to hunting, both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

So let’s do some hunting. Just poke the hunt names for the 411 on each one.

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A Little Classic Classy

Hello FabFree-ers! Are you getting ready for the ‘big’ weekend?

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If you’re the ‘goin’ out’ type for Valentine’s Day you can’t go wrong with a classic Little Black Dress. And right now, you can get your ‘LBD’ for free! This is the flirty ‘Amore’ dress from Tentations at the Color Me Project and it’s the free gift to celebrate Color Me Project’s anniversary.  The dress comes in the standard Mesh sizes XXS-L and has it’s own alpha layer.  I love the heart shape cut out on the chest and the lace detail all the hem. Just the thing for a sassy girl on a night out.

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If you have your perfect Little Black Dress… you need the perfect heels to compliment it. Illi has set out these great black heels at the Color Me Project as their free gift for us.  The ‘Black Pumps’ are for SLink High Feet, The Mesh Project, Belleza and Maitreya mesh feet.

Completing my classy classic look today is my little black clutch purse from FLRN Designs. You can pick up this cute little clutch as a free Group Gift from FLRN Designs when you join the free Group. Not only will you get the black one, you also get a red one and a turquoise one!  In the box, you’ll get two of each color: one with a hold animation and one without. There are several other past group gifts available to pick up when you join. But more about that later. ;)

The Color Me Project runs until February 19th so hurry over!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet + Nails Slink mesh Casual Hands + SLink High Feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hair – Truth – Teddy
Pose – Belle Epoque – The Guard

 

Dress – Tentanations – Amore – (FREE/0L/Color Me Project Anniversary Gift)

Shoes – illi – Black Pumps – (FREE/0L/Color Me Project Anniversary Gift)

Purse – FLRN Design – Mini Purse – (FREE/0L/Group Gift group is free to join)

Location – Blithe

 

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Love struck

Love struck

The Color me Project is having an anniversary and most booths have a giftie, none over 1L!

No group to join to get these gifts.

The hot pink little Cupid girl mesh mini dress with wings and bow included is from the FurtaCor stall. I just love a good pair of wings. Wear the whole outfit for Valentine’s Day and strip off the accessories and you have a darn cute mini dress to use anytime.  Even pair it with leggings for a new look. My earrings that totally match this dress are a 1L gift from the IT! stall. They include a sweet color hud and are totally worth 1L. These will make a nice goto pair of earrings. I realized I was a cupid girl without a halo. Ok so off to Markeplace and Kubic Flux to correct that. I found a FREE quirky halo, its not just a halo. If you type commands into the chat it will change the color to express your mood. So have some fun with it! I am feeling “loved”.

The Color me Project runs til the 25th.

I wanted to mention the Isle of View Sim where I am today which has alot of Valentine’s Day stuff going on like hugging booths and lots more (read about it here).  Plus they are doing Spread the love -Gift 50L Give 50L. Purchase the special gifts and LL will match the purchases and donate the funds to The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. A great way to support this cause and give gifts.

You can be a Cupid girl just like me:

Outfit & accessories: FurtaCor – Cupid girl FREE Color me Project Gift

Earrings: IT! -Pebbles Earrings 1L Color me Project Gift

Halo: Kubric Flux – Halo 2000 emotion expresser – FREE on Marketplace

Hair: ARGRACE – SAKURA – FREE group gift with FREE group join

Skin: WoW Skins – 2016 Selia Milk

Hands:  Slink – casual

Nail polish applier: Hello Dave Advent Calendar Day 9 FREE with FREE group join

Eyes: Ikon – Denim – Past group gift N/A

Lashes:*MC* “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes with HUD – Pack1

Pose:Belle Epoque –A moment Lost

Sim: Isle of View

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Cupid is Here!

The weekend is almost here, and everyone will be celebrating! You only have a few days left to set up your space and get your outfit ready. But never fear… cupid is here to help… with the Stupid Cupid Hunt! As well as a few other goodies here and there!

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If you are not a subscriber at Sway’s, now is the time! Currently, new (or current) subscribers can get these fabulous wooden art boards (modifiable) as FREE Valentine’s gifts. I think they are good year round for any decor!

I stopped by OMG! Inc. and picked up this color change corset in all the standard mesh sizes with 8 color choices for just 1L as part of the Stupid Cupid Hunt. You are looking for a little arrow.

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I also found this sweet unisex ILY necklace by Mesh Glam Jewelry for 1L as part of the Stupid Cupid Hunt. Stop by the main-store and look for the arrow again, and it’s yours to take home. It’s resizable for male or female avatars.

Since I had some great jewelry, I wanted to add a bit of flair to my make up. I usually go with neutral make up, but decided to go a bit more wild for the upcoming holiday and alaskametro is offering this great little tester of their Extreme Wing in Flame for FREE on the Marketplace. If you want the full pack you can get that for only 75L. So either way it’s a great deal on some fantastic eye-shadow! The make up comes in standard system layers as well as appliers for TMP, EVEolution, Lelutka, Omega, and Slink.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Glam Affair – Eles Asia 02
Hair – Truth Hair – Candy
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Make Up – alaskametro <3 “Extreme Wing” eyeshadow – Flame TESTER (0L/FREE on the Marketplace)
Corset – OMG! Double Buckle Leather Corset (1L Stupid Cupid Hunt Gift)
Leggings – [Foxes] Leggings – Leathers Fatpack
Necklace – Mesh Glam Jewelry – Unisex ILY w/My Whole Heart (1L Stupid Cupid Hunt Gift)

Wall Art – Sway’s – Sway’s [Love] Wood Wall Art – I <3 U and Love Story (0L/FREE Subscribo Gift)

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Kickin around the beach

Kickin around the beach

So I decided to go kickin around the beach but I still managed to stay in the Valentines mood!

This cute fit mesh romper with heart patterning is a group gift from Myth. Great for a casual fashion day. Included are fits for system, Belleza, Slink and Maitreya. Join the FREE group and look in the notices for this gift. It will only be there for a few more days tho so grab it quick! I thot my romper needed a splash of color and I found this cool FREE group gift at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival. This necklace has lots of nice detailing. Walk in and the display with this mesh Yasum Bina Necklace is right there for the grabbing with a FREE group join of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival group. So you don’t have to be tempted to pull a gacha if you don’t want too. I personally didn’t make it out without a few pulls LOL. The Fantasy Gacha Carnival has slowed down enough to make it easy to get in and it runs til March 7th.

I am hot on the trail of some more goodies so my beach time has come to an end, catch everyone later!

Glimmer’s look:

Romper: Myth – Juniper Valentine Romper FREE with FREE group join (gift is in notices)

Necklace: Yasum-Bina Necklace FREE Fantasy Gacha Carnival group gift with FREE group join

Hair: Magika – Many (03)

Skin: WoW Skins – 2016 Selia Milk

Shoes: Reign – Bow flops wht

Eyes: Ikon – Denim – Past group gift N/A

Lashes:*MC* “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes with HUD – Pack1

Hands & Feet:  Slink – casual & flat

Nail Polish Appliers: Hello Dave – VIP French FREE past GG still available

Pose: *KP* – Model Pose HUD 10L on Marketplace

Sim: Baja Norte

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