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With Powdered Sugar On Top

Forget Me Not

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I hope your weekend is off to a fantastic start!  The pupster and I have another hunt gift to share with you today, and I think you are really going to love this one!  It’s perfect for a late summer trip to the shore, and best of all, it costs just 1 little Linden dollar!

Pour Some Sugar On Me

Powdered sugar, that is!  Over at the C!L Boutique, Ripley and I discovered the Powdered Sugar Beach Bikini and Dress set as a prize in the Lazy Summer Day Hunt.  This combo features the most adorable ruffled cover up in a bright, cooling hue complete with thin shoulder straps and mesh sections to keep you comfortable even on steamy summer days.  In addition to the frock, the prize also includes a darling snow white bikini (see the picture below).  Although I didn’t wear them for my photos, a pair of cycling shorts rounds out the package.  One thing I truly appreciate about the Powdered Sugar prize is that it includes versions for mesh as well as classic avatars.  If you like this outfit as much as I do, you only have a short time left to hit the hunt trail.  The Lazy Summer Day Hunt wraps up on July 31st.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

    • Mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (includes system layers as well as an alpha layer for the dress)
    • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
    • Ebody
    • Maitreya
    • Ocacin
    • Slink Hourglass and Physique
    • TMP
    • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Enjoy the moment

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Hair:  Truth Hair Elixir
Jewelry: Cae Shoreline Set
Outfit:  C!L Boutique Powdered Sugar Beach Bikini and Dress Set
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Sim:  Margarita Isle
Poses:  Top photo:  Entangled Poses  Bottom photo:  An lar Poses

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Bring on Those Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I continued our journey along a hunt path on the grid.  This time, inspired by Love’s, Juli’s and Pru’s recent posts, we checked out the Beached Bunny Hunt and headed over to Dragonmoon Designs.  There, we discovered an outfit perfect for the hot, lazy afternoons, and it cost just one little Linden dollar.

I Long for Those Sunny Days!

The Sunny Daze outfit features a buttoned tank top that reaches to about belly button level and coordinating shorts which have the cutest little ties dangling down.  In addition to versions for classic as well as mesh bodies, the folder includes a texture change HUD with four color options each for the shorts and top.  You can opt to color both the same as I have done or use different hues for more variety.  The tank and shorts are worn separately so you can mix and match with items from your wardrobe as well.  I really like the detailed buttons and the realistic wrinkles in the fabric where it is gathered in the shorts on the sides.  To pick up a copy for yourself, all you need to do is locate the beach pail hidden somewhere in the shop, then pay the 1 Linden prize fee.  It’s well worth the effort!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes separate alpha layers for top and shorts)
  • Belleza
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Free Flowing Locks

I picked up my new hairstyle for free as a Midnight Mania prize over at Olive Hair.  The Therra hairstyle prize is a full fatpack of colors (including streaked and non streaked varieties) and features a center part and thick luxurious hair pulled forward over your shoulders.  The Midnight Mania prizes over at Olive rotate through, so although the Therra style is not on display for today’s prize, there is another lovely long style for you to try your luck on.  If you check back another day, Therra may once again be featured soon.  There is no group required, and every day I’ve gone back, the target has been met, so it’s an easy way to add some new free styles to your collection!

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Olive Hair Therra Hair (free Midnight Mania prize – 0L)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Moor
Necklace:  Cae Jewelry Love Me Knot
Outfit:  Dragonmoon Designs Sunny Daze Outfit (prize in the Beached Bunny Hunt – 1L)
Sandals:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Fae Forest

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Getting Some Exercise Around the Grid

You Me and the Sea

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope your July is going well.  Ripley and I had a great time camping up in the mountains.  Even though we came back to sizzling temperatures, it feels good to be home.  The pupster didn’t want to eat much while we were away, and I was worried he had lost weight.  He actually gained a pound, so we decided the best thing to do was to hit the hunt trail in SL to get some exercise.  That still counts as exercise, right? 😉

Around the Grid

As we traversed the SL universe, we stopped by Nuts Inc, and Ripley discovered the hot air balloon hunt icon fairly quickly.  One nice thing about the Around the Grid Hunt is if you are short on time, you can pay 25 Linden dollars for the prize, or invest a bit of energy and discover the hidden hunt object and pay just 1 Linden dollar.  Thankfully, with the pupster’s help, I paid a very budget-friendly 1 Linden dollar for this adorable Sari outfit.  I just love the combination of blue and rusty hues in both the top and skirt.  This little number features a cropped top with a tasseled hemline and a mini skirt with two slits to make moving around a breeze.  Although I chose not to wear them, the hunt prize also included sandals and a backpack.  This outfit is compatible with classic and mesh body avatars.  The hunt runs until September 30th, so you have plenty of time to uncover some fabulous prizes.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes separate alpha layers for skirt and top)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Tonic

Beach Hair

My short windswept locks are perfect for a day at the beach.  I picked this new hairstyle up for free as a group gift from Barberyumyum.  It comes only in this sun-kissed blonde color, but I just love it!  With the enclosed HUD, you can adjust the size of the hair to get just the right fit.  The folder includes rigged and non-rigged versions as well as an alpha layer for your scalp.  To add this free gift to your inventory, you need to be a member of the Double Paradox group, but it’s completely free to join.  There are five other gifts set out for group members, too.

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Barberyumyum 85SNR (group gift for members of the Double Paradox group – 0L/0L to join)
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Fjord
Necklace:  Indulge Temptation! Beaded Necklace 1
Outfit:  Nuts Inc Sari Outfit (prize in the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)
Sandals:  White River Co. Kani Flip Flops in Tan
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Dolphin Cay

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Some Days, You Just Get Lucky

A Single Sunbeam

Happy Thursday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are off today on a camping adventure to the mountains (just in time to escape a horrible heat wave), but I couldn’t leave without sharing this free outfit with you first.  I just love the design of this one!

“To Me, Flowers Are Happiness”

This quote from Stefano Gabbana says it all.  When I put on an item decorated with posies, I just have to smile.  I absolutely adore the combination of denim and the pretty floral print in this Naira Top and Skirt from Safira.  I know, I know, just yesterday I told you about a cute top that I picked up as a free group gift at the shop, but I also mentioned those group-only lucky boards.  This free outfit just so happens to be one of the ten prizes that group members can win if their lucky letter appears.  There were quite a few avatars in the shop while I was there, so the boards turned over very quickly and it didn’t take too long for that often elusive “K” to pop up.  I did a little happy dance, then scurried home to open up my prize.  The top is actually composed of two segments – a bandeau section and the long sleeves.  You can wear them together as I have done, or just the bra piece by itself to change up your look.  The skirt features a high waist, a zipper in the back, and a flirty hemline.  It’s a bit on the short side, so I made strategic use of the alpha layer on my mesh body, but it also has built in undies (the C string).  The generous designer included a texture change HUD so you can alter the shade of denim in the skirt, as well as the metals, and you can turn on and off the C string section and change up its color.  I really really love the hues in this set, and best of all it was free!  All I needed was a bit of patience and membership in the Safira Store Group (50L join fee).

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

I will miss you when I am gone and hope you have a wonderful time in the next week.  I look forward to sharing more Fabulous Finds with you when we return.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  DOUX Juniper
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Outfit:  Safira Naira Top and Skirt (free lucky board prize for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an lar [poses]
Sim:  Margarita Island

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All on a Lazy Summer Day

Think Pink

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I put his talented nose to the test today and headed down the trail of the Lazy Summer Day Hunt.  Our first discovery over at Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes actually inspired my outfit.  I hope you are in the mood to think pink, because that’s where my mind went.  The best part?  My entire outfit cost just $26 Linden dollars!

The Inspiration

After locating the lounge chair hunt icon concealed inside Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes, I was inspired to put together this entire look just based on these cute Kendra sneakers.  My picture does not do justice to the intricate designs on the canvas of the sneakers, so I’ve included the vendor close up below.  I immediately fell in love with the delicate white blossoms and stitched swirls.  The white piping, sole and lacing are just perfect for completing the look of this casual set of footwear.  They are designed to fit classic avatars as well as Slink and Maitreya mesh feet.  A shoe base and alpha layer are tucked inside the folder.  To add these shoes to your inventory, all you have to do is find the hunt object and pay the teensy 1 Linden dollar price.  There is a hint giver in the shop if you don’t have a super sniffer dog 😉 or if you need a nudge in the right direction.

Kendra ScrollP

You Can Never Go Wrong With a Little Pink

The other day, I told you about a group gift that I had picked up just for being a member of the Safira Store Group, and I mentioned how there are 64 past gifts up for grabs.  Well, this adorable Mindy top is one of those free gifts.  Of course, I chose pink to coordinate with my new footwear, but with the included texture change HUD, I had the option to go with five prints or four other solid colors.  It’s like getting ten tops in one package!  Its ruffled trim on the hemline really ups the cuteness factor!  It is designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body.  You do have to be a member of the Safira Store Group to receive this gift, and there is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but there are a LOT of other goodies available to members, plus group-only lucky boards, so I am super happy that I joined.

But You Said 26 Linden Dollars…

The final touch for my summer day outfit was a new pair of Worn Denim Shorts that I picked up on the Marketplace at the Bang Bang shop for 25 Linden dollars.  They are short but not too short and feature folded up cuffs and a beaded belt around the waist.  The jeans texture on these shorts is really well done and the stitching and button closure are very realistic looking.  The folder contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  I’m sure these will become a summer time fave of mine!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  Safira Mindy Top (free gift for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Shorts:  Bang Bang Worn Denim Shorts (available on the Marketplace – 25L)
Shoes:  Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes Kendra (prize in the Lazy Summer Day Hunt – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Private Location

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On a Sizzling Summer Day

California Dreaming

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  After a bit of shopping down at The Wash, Ripley and I headed down to the Baja Shore sim with dreams of the west coast on our minds.  Oh how I’d love to be going to the beach in RL this week!  We’ll have to make do with some SL sand and sea instead.  Thanks to our trip to the Sizzling Summer Sale, I am wearing an adorable top that is perfect for a sunny summer day.

California Dreaming

At the Dark Water Designs display, I happily scooped up the California Dreams top in blue for just 10 Linden dollars.  Featuring a strapless design which knots in the front and a cheerful floral print, this little number will have you ready to soak up some rays and feel the ocean breeze caressing your shoulders.  The pattern of the fabric is just so pretty with its white and pink flowers scattered across a pale aqua blue background.  If you’d prefer a different color combination, there are three other patterns to choose from – all priced at a budget-friendly 10 Linden dollars each.  The event runs until July 24th, so you still have plenty of time to visit.

Mesh Body Compatibility: 

  • Ebody Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Magika Hair Heartbeat
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Industrial
Necklace:  Cae Love Me Knot Necklace
Top:  Dark Water Designs California Dreams Top (available at the Sizzling Summer Sale at The Wash for 10L)
Shorts:  Blueberry Tazz Denim Shorts in Light Blue
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Sim:  Baja Shore
Song:  California Dreamin’ by The Mams and the Papas

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Oh How They Sparkle

Summer

Hello there, Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  The pupster and I decided to check out the Sizzling Summer Sale down at The Wash this morning and we discovered this adorable slip dress at the Baci Shop display for just 1 Linden dollar.

Oh How They Shine

In my last post, I had discovered stripes in my nautical outfit, but today I found stars scattered across a light blue background.  As you can tell from my photo, they almost look like white polka dots from a distance.  Red trim along the hem and neckline as well as the shoulder straps creates a pop of color that I really like.  Vertical piping emphasizes the curve-hugging fit of this flirty frock.  Although it’s called the “4th July 2019” dress, it’s definitely a piece I will wear throughout the summer.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Ripley and I are off to see what other Fabulous Finds we can discover at the Sizzling Summer Sale at The Wash.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Limerence Gwen
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Necklace:  Caroline’s Shooting Star Necklace (on the Marketplace – 55L)
Dress:  Baci Shop 4th July 2019 Dress (available at the Sizzling Summer Sale at The Wash – 1L)
Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia (on the Marketplace – 75L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty’s Mocap Animations
Sim:  Private Location

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Ahoy There!

Ahoy There

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Fourth of July to our readers in the USA!  Ripley and I found a lovely spot for a picnic on the Summer Edge sim…. a place far away from those noisy fireworks that freak him out in RL.  All those booms, whistles and crackling sounds make him so nervous, so I will be keeping him close until the evening’s celebrations are through tonight.  I saw an article online about an animal shelter where people spend the evening with lawn chairs and treats, providing comfort to the homeless canines on the 4th of July, and I thought that was such a wonderful idea!  If Ripley wasn’t so upset by the noises in real life, I’d love to help out too.

No Stars, but I Did Find Stripes

Earlier today, the pupster and I spent some time over at the Ghee store seeking out red anchors concealed throughout the sim as part of the Ahoy There Ghee Nautical Hunt.  Each item costs 10 Linden dollars, and we are showing you two of the 40 + items you can scoop up at the hunt.  First, I’d like to draw your attention to my navy colored sailor shorts.  They feature a high-waisted, curve hugging fit, and two columns of golden buttons.  Three vertical seams add a realistic touch to the fabric.  With a coordinating combination of navy and white stripes, the nautical stripe top completes my outfit.  This little number ties on the sides and boasts spaghetti thin shoulder straps.  It provides coverage in all the right places but also leaves plenty of opportunity to soak up the sun.  If navy blue isn’t your color, there is also a lighter blue version of the top and shorts as well as red concealed separately as part of the hunt.  I really liked the darker blue hues in these two hunt prizes, so for a total of just 20 Linden dollars, I was quite pleased with my nautical look.  The hunt runs through July 31st, so you have plenty of time to do some sleuthing of your own!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya

Until my next post, happy hunting!

Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hat:  Beaticia White Navy Summer Floppy Hat (50L on the Marketplace)
Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia
Necklace:  Cae Charmed 2 Necklace
Top:  Ghee Nautical Striped Top Navy
Shorts:  Ghee Sailor Shorts Navy
Sandals:  Pure Poison Mia Sandals
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Revival Pup Tent Spring (on sim)
Sim:  Summer Edge

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A Sweet Sixteen

The Music of the Sea

Hello Fabulouses!  It looks like Gabriel wasn’t the only one visiting Second Life’s 16th Birthday Celebration today!  Ripley and I picked up two free items that I am super excited to share with you!

Say Hello to New Hair

At the Limerance display, I discovered the Sati Hair, and immediately fell in love with its long wavy tresses.  Featuring a center part and delicious soft curls that reach to waist length, this free gift is a hairstyle that I am sure I’ll wear over and over.  The thoughtful designer included a texture change HUD containing 20 colors (the VIP set) as well as a tool to alter the tint, so this is a very versatile style, indeed.  I had fun playing with different combinations!  To pick up a copy for yourself, all you have to do is visit the Limerence booth and click the vendor.  It’s completely free!

Free Outfit of Your Choice

Over at the Aleutia display, Catalina Staheli is generously donating a promo code for an outfit of your choice from her booth at the SL 16B Shop & Hope Sim.  The code will apply a 125L credit toward any one item.  Specific directions for how to apply the code are provided to you once you click the gift vendor, so I won’t duplicate them here.  Basically, this code will change the price of the item to 1 Linden dollar.  This 1 Linden will be returned as store credit after the sale completes (if you are a member of the store group) or you can IM Catalina and she will refund the 1L to you if you’d prefer.  It was wonderful to be able to choose which item I’d like to purchase.  I chose to go with the Savannah Maxi Skirt in the Batik print, but there are many other options available for you to browse.  I really like the black and white print in this free skirt!  The gift included a HUD to change the leather and metal in the belt for the skirt, which came in handy.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Limerence Sati Hair (free gift at the SL 16B celebration – 0L)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Necklace:  Osmia The Shell Necklace (prize at The Arcade – 75L)
Top:  Addams Magaly Halter Top (free gift at the SL 16B celebration – first shown {HERE} by Pru)
Skirt:  Aleutia Savannah Skirt (gift at the SL 16B celebration using the Free Outfit of Your Choice Promo – 1L)
Sandals:  White River Company Kani Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Glamour Pose
Sim:  Soul 2 Soul Highlands

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A Place to Hideaway

Dust Bunny

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  I hope your weekend is going well.  It’s super hot here in RL and I’m trying to stay cool in SL.  I found this lovely hide away on the Small Town Green sim.  It’s a sweet little spot where I have been curled up listening to some old LP’s while Ripley is frolicking outside with some friends.  Now THIS is the way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

I Must Have Flowers, Always and Always

This pretty little Ellie top from Safira that I’m wearing features vibrant blossoms splashed across a solid background.  I went with a black color scheme, but with the included texture change HUD, I could have chosen 29 other backgrounds for a floral print or 30 solid hues as well.  Talk about flexibility!  It’s kind of hard to see due to the position of my hand and braid, but this crop top has the cutest little knot in the hemline, just to the left of center.  While the neck and back are fairly high, the sides do dip quite low, so you might want to wear a jacket or opt for a hairstyle that provides side coverage.  To add this little number to your inventory, you’ll need to be a member of the Safira Store group.  There is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but this allows you the opportunity to gather a number of group gifts for free, so it’s well worth the cost, in my opinion.  I counted 64 past gifts, plus 3 current gifts on display upstairs, as well as 5 lucky boards.  That’s a whole lotta wardrobe additions that you can pick up for free!

What’s Included:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Legacy (no alpha layer)
  • Maitreya

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Hair:  Magika Nina
Necklace and Earrings:  Cae Jewelry Harper Set
Top:  Safira Ellie Top (free gift for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris
Flip Flops:  White River Company Kani Flip Flops
Pose:  ~BAZAR~ Woodland Poufe (on sim)
Sim:  Small Town Green
Song:  (A Place to) Hideaway by The Carpenters

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