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Evenings at the farm

Evenings at the farm

Gacha to chase away the Monday Blues

The mix of being in an experimental mood and seeing all the great Vintage Gacha Fair posts from Astrid and Love and Carson had me wondering if it was possible to brew up a look using mostly under 75L gacha prizes. Since the fair is going to be running until the 19th of this month, I figured that there would be enough time to go and take a poke around. If things didn’t go according to plan at least I would have had some amusement on a (yucky) Monday. As it turns out, though, my experiment yielded up some pretty positive results. Here are the details;

Casual historical dressing

I’ve been in some pretty fancy dresses this week and it was rather refreshing to step into a more casual (in comparison) period piece. Cut in the regency style, the Lizzy dress has pretty puffed sleeves, a flattering neckline, and an empire waist to enhance your silhouette. I personally liked the detailing on the hem of the skirt and it was nice to step out in a pretty gown without the frills of swishing silk skirts and lace. Lizzy is available at the Faida booth at the Vintage Gacha Fair for 50L per pull and you can choose from five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) before paying the gacha machine. The corresponding alpha layer for the Lizzy outfit is available for free at the booth so don’t forget to grab that too if you do try your luck at the machine. Commons range from a trio of pretty pastel shades; blue, lavender, and cream (shown) while I do believe that rares are black, white, and red.  Just a side note, however, there was no demo (that I could spot) at the booth and I had to do a bit of guesswork and go by the standard size that I always wore.

Little lamb

One thing on my SL New Year’s resolution list was to stop buying little animals and big ones too. This was promptly broken as soon as I walked by the Jinx booth and spotted their MacSheepy gacha. They’re so adorable aren’t they? Will you look at those big eyes…awww. -ahem- Before I descend into baby talk, these cute little sheep are available for 65L per pull. I’m showing the holdy version of Giro in the picture above but there are twelve commons (six huggies and six holdies ) to be won as well as three rares and one ultra rare companion MacRamstein. All version of the MacSheepy blink their pretty big eyes and companion MacSheepy will walk around with your avatar. Jinx has another booth at the Vintage Gacha Fair as well with adorable baby goats.

Accessories

No trip to the Vintage Gacha fair is complete without snagging those awesome free gifts that merchants have out at their booths from clothing to home and garden items to accessories, I found something in the many, many gift boxes to compliment today’s outfit. The Escapade necklace in gold comes from the Fallen Gods Inc booth and is a simple yet pretty trinket to flatter any outfit historical or modern. While the necklace doesn’t come with a resize script, you’ll still be able to stretch, rotate and move it around using the edit option. Permissions are also set to copy/mod so be sure to make backups. If you poke around the other booths belonging to Fallen Gods Inc you’ll find the silver version of the Escapade necklace as another free prize.

The Vintage Gacha Fair is running until the 19th of this month so hop on over to get your free gifts and see what kind of cool stuff you’ll be able to play for.

Evenings at the farm (closer)

Other gacha

Looks like the gacha bug has bitten me rather viciously as I can’t seem to stop play them even after I’ve left the fair. I picked up the Galadriel hairstyle from Fabia Hair’s instore gacha for 50L per pull (shown here in pack number 3). This flowing and romantic hairstyle is very reminiscent of the elf that shares its name. I especially like how wavey the mesh looks and was pretty pleased to discover that you’ll also be receiving the tiara accessory as well to go along with your new hair. Here’s a rundown of what’s in the prize package:

  • Two versions of the Galadriel hairstyle; one for larger chests
  • Four versions of the tiara with rigged and resize versions and shine/no shine versions
  • Color hud with six different shades to choose from for common sets (rare sets have three times that)
  • RGB hud to change up the accessory colors

A very happy birthday

If you’ve seen Pru’s Post you’d have seen that it’s 7 Deadly s{K}ins’s fourth birthday today and the store is celebrating with not only a free join exercise but a birthday market placed at the front of their store and extra mini-manias. At the market, you’ll find 4L skin boxes for both male and female and before you think they’re only for classic skins there are boxes of face appliers for the different mesh heads thrown into the mix as well. Also available are 1L gacha and an example of this is the Daisey skin shown above. Though she only comes in one tone (taupe) there are different versions of the makeups (version 5 shown) to be won from this gacha and with such a sweet face I couldn’t resist playing over and over. Common prizes come with only classic skin while rare prize packages include body appliers. It’s highly recommended that you take advantage of this free join exercise as there’s a 400L gift card up for grabs for group members and stay in the group as members get access to regular gifts as well as the midnight mania, mini mania’s and lucky chairs. The free group exercise and birthday market are open for a very limited time so don’t delay!

And that’s a wrap. I gotta get the new sheep and goat settled in with all the other animals. My place is turning into a zoo… -rubs temples- Have fun out there guys and good luck on the gachas!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Daisey (1L/7 Deadly s{K}ins 4th Anniversary bash)
Hair(with tiara) – Fabia Hair Galadriel (In store gacha 50L per pull)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (past free gift)
Pet – Jinx MacSheepy (65L per pull @ Vintage Gacha Fair)
Necklace – Fallen Gods Inc Escapade (0L @ Vintage Gacha Fair)
Dress – Faida Lizzy (50L per pull @ Vintage Gacha Fair)

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim: Netherwood

-Screams-


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FREE Group Join TODAY ONLY at 7 Deadly Skins!

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Fab Free!! The 7 Deadly Skins shop is celebrating their anniversary and wants to share the fun with you in a big way! For today only (I am assuming) the 7 Deadly Skins group is FREE to join. Also, just as the flier states, there are all kinds of Mini Mania boards and seriously inexpensive items, and even dollarbie gachas gachas. Do Not Miss Out! 7 Deadly Skins also does a male and female group gift every month, so gentlemen, you can get in on this too! Happy Shopping Fab Free’rs!


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Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee and Gossip

I needed a little “caffeine therapy” on this rainy (in RL) Monday morning, and I managed to grab Sheidey to join me for some lattes and girl talk. I was so happy to see that spring had sprung at of my favorite SL spots, the Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe.

After gossiping about which hunts had the best gifts, and whether we thought Carson looked better in his Signature or Adam body, I had the nifty idea of snapping a selfie to share on IG. This must have been the laggiest day in SL EVER because what I thought would be a quick pic wound up taking about 20 minutes. Poor Sheidey was so sweet and patient while I fiddled with my slow-moving graphics settings, eventually taking about 3 photos before I crashed and gave up. But I definitely think this one is a keeper! 😀

Make Mine a Venti

Sheidey and I had plenty of Lindens to spend on large, expensive coffee drinks because we had saved so much on our fabulously free outfits! We’re both wearing the latest group gifts from Hilly Haalan: Sheidey in the red Evelyn Dress, and me in the pink Almila Belted Dress. Both dresses include matching shoes.

Sizes for the Almila Belted Dress include:

  • Fitmesh for Classic Avatars
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Shoes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink feet

Sizes for the Evelyn Dress include:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L with alpha layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • The Mesh Project (TMP)
  • Shoes for Maitreya, Slink, and TMP feet

The Hilly Haalan group is free to join. You can find these dresses in the group notices and at the in-world store (along with LOTS of other gifts). 🙂

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Serena is wearing (left)…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Modish Leta (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Juicy Drop BENTO Applier (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Char (group gift / originally blogged by Love)
Necklaces: Maxi Gossamer Color Mixing Pearl Necklaces
Manicure: Hello Dave Lunachick (group gift / 59L to join)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress/Shoes: Hilly Haalan Almila Belted Dress & Millie Plastix Shoes (group gift / free to join)
Pose: Moccino Selfie Friends (65L includes props)
Location: Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe 

Sheidey is wearing (right)…

Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair: DP YUMYUM*86
Eyes: Mesange Athena (free gift)
Dress/Shoes: Hilly Haalan Evelyn Dress & Millie Plastix Shoes (group gift / free to join)
Manicure: Koffin Nails Hypnotic Hearts (XOXO Hunt gift / blogged here by Sheidey)
Hands/Feet: Slink

 

SerenaSnowfieldTag

-Screams-


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Candy Girl

Candy Girl

Sugar, ah honey honey

Once upon a time, I had a whole list of ideas (because I’m a dork like that) for themed posts that I could do leading up to Saint Valentine’s Day. Since things have sure taken a sharp swerve into busy between then and the present, I figured I’d just have enough time to at least honor my most favorite aspect of February the Fourteenth. Forget about flowers or jewelry or even -shudder- dates, this Valentine’s (like every other before it) will be all about that sweet, sweet sugar rush. In lieu of simply wearing a sign that declared to all the (virtual) world my love for cookies, cakes, chocolates, and candy, I looked towards the Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift Listing for some inspiration and free gifts. Needless to say, there was one that stood out in the form of La Boheme’s updated group gift. My picture doesn’t really do it any justice but the delicate heart and vines motif that is drawn on each nail is very reminiscent of the icing on the prettiest confectionaries. The gift package includes:

  • LB Crush Gold Manicure and Pedicure Set for Slink and Omega hands
  • LB Crush Silver Manicure and Pedicure Set for Slink and Omega hands
  • LB Crush Gold Manicure set for Maitreya hands
  • LB Crush Silver Manicure set for Maitreya hands

Manicure and Pedicure sets for Slink and Omega hands are done separately, so if you’ve been wanting that subtle difference between fingernails and toenails, this is it. For a closer look at the mani and pedi sets, have a look at Love’s post {HERE}

You are my candy girl

Fully aware that it’s a rare thing indeed to find a hat that speaks both to my love for odd headgear and my sweet tooth, there was no way that I’d pass on this Valentine’s Day freebie by June Trenkins. The vibrant pink of the Bubblegum hat is made even more eye-catching due to the riot of prismatic bubblegum balls that decorate it. While snapping this picture, I was so very tempted to reach up and snap off one of them to pop into my mouth. While the Bubblegum hat is not resizable, you can still move it up and down or side to side along your point of attachment for a better fit. Permissions are set to copy so that you’ll be able to make as many backup copies as you like.  I’m not sure how long this freebie will be up for so if you fancy it, best hurry and grab it for your hat collection.

And you got me wanting you

February has really become a month for reds and pinks, hasn’t it? Not that I’m complaining as it’s really interesting to see the use of different shades in the many gifts and freebies found on the grid this month. Personally, I wouldn’t have considered pink footwear (unless they were sneakers of the hot pink variety) but the latest group gift from Essenz has really changed my mind. Not only do the bows on the Paris heels make a sweet twist to the open toe style, they also come in a choice of three perfect shades of pink (shown here in Bubblegum). The easy to use Hud also lets you customize the metals of the shoe so you can personalize it your heart’s content. The Paris heels come in sizes for Maitreya, Belleza and Slink feet with a shoe base to help with the fit. The Essenz group has a 350L join fee but the Creator is very generous and their group gifts never disappoint.

 

Candy Girl Headshot

And you got me wanting you.

One of the first things I did as soon as there was a lull in ‘busy-ness’ was visiting one of my favorite skin stores. The Midnight Mania boards at 7 Deadly s{K}ins change out fairly regularly and on my last foray, I managed to get the Renske system skin pack off one of the Midnight Mania boards. As always when it comes to prizes from 7 Deadly s{K}ins, the Renske prize package was very generous and contained:

  • 7 system skins with cleavage/no cleavage options in the tones: Apricot, Chestnut, Cotton Candy, Powder, Pineapple (shown), Sand and Taupe.
  • Omega body appliers with cleavage/no cleavage options for all tones stated above.
  • Slink Hands and Feet appliers for all tones stated above
  • Tango and Phatazz appliers.

Midnight Mania boards are open to group members and this month group members will also have access to the Valentine’s Day Advent that runs from the first to the fourteenth of February. If you’re only hearing about this now, don’t worry as past gifts, aside from two I believe, are still available to you until the fourteenth. Right now the group join fee is 1000L but there’s always waiting for it to dip again if you’re not already a member and the store does hold free join exercises quite often. I just love the impish, sultry look on Renske. 7 Deadly s{K}ins have never disappointed and they’re certainly a store to watch.

And that’s a wrap. If the song’s stuck in your head I truly apologize. At least it’s catchy right?

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Renske (0L/Midnight Mania/Group tag required/1000L join fee)
Hair – Truth Atalia (50L per pull/In Store Gacha)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Hat – June Trenkins Bubblegum Hat (0L/Valentine’s Day Gift/No group tag required)
Manicure – La Boheme Omni Nail Appliers (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/0L join fee)
Dress – Lil Tease Creations Sweet Cami (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/Blogged by Astrid {HERE})
Shoes – Essenz Paris (0L/Group Gift/Group tag required/350L join fee)
Hands – Slink Casual
Feet – Slink High

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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Cute Curvy Classy

Cute Curvy Classy

Pastel Dream

Have you ever had rainbow ice cream before? More specifically Paddle Pop rainbow ice cream? It was my favorite growing up (the only flavor of ice cream I’d consume actually) and one look at this pretty pastel offering from Glasgow Grin had me nostalgic for those days all over again. Personally, I’ve always found pastel shades to have a rather dreamy quality about them and when they’ve been mixed together so artfully I find them quite irresistible. Such was the case for the Cutey Dress that’s out right now at Glasgow Grin for the Cute and Curvy Hunt 2. This comfy sweater dress comes in sizes for ebody, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Physique, Hourglass) and Maitreya mesh bodies as well as one standard mesh size for those of us classic avatars. I’m wearing the standard mesh size in the picture above and was pretty pleased with the alpha layer that’s provided as it helped with the fit quite nicely. Cute, curvy, classy indeed! All prizes in the Cute and Curvy Hunt 2 are for 1L and the hunt runs till the 31st of January.

Accessorize

Did you guys make New Year resolutions? It’s a little dorky I know but I made a couple for Second Life as well and one of which is to try to pay more attention to the little details when putting together outfits. The other is to clean out the inventory but we’ll see how well that goes. Anyway, I’m on Oxide’s mailing list and discovered that they’ve put out a great pair of hooped earrings for their sub-o members. You can never go wrong with this classic design (especially when wearing a shorter hairstyle) and this well-made pair from Oxide come with a color change hud as well. If you’re not in the mood to stick to gold there are nine other colors to choose from as well. Some other perks of being in Oxide’s sub-o group is that you’ll have access to past sub-o gifts as well (that you can snap up for free) and of course it doesn’t take up those precious group slots so it’s certainly worth checking out.

All nice and manicured

If you’ve been following the blog closely, you’d have seen that some Fabulously Free in SL group gifts is being changed out. It’s really exciting to see what our generous designers have in store for us next! Needless to say, I snapped up the new manicure and pedicure sets from Hello Dave in a jiffy and am wearing the Fairy French set in the picture above. I love the clean, glossy colors and truth be told its stores like Hello Dave that make getting Slink hands really worth it. Hello Dave nails are compatible with Slink hands and hands using the Omega system. To add this set to your inventory for free, simply wear your Fabulously Free in SL group tag or if you’re not in the group yet copy and paste the following link into local chat in your SL viewer, hit enter and click on the link, secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about . As always the group is free to join! If you’re still not convinced, click {HERE} for a clearer picture on these gorgeous nail sets.

New face for a new year

Last but not least I stopped by 7 Deadly s{K}ins to pick up their January group gift. Carson blogged about the men’s gift {HERE} and I’m happy to report that the gift for ladies is packed full of goodies as well. In the gift package you’ll get:

  • Classic skins in seven tones (caramel, cotton, oak, pineapple, sand, taupe, and walnut)
  • Omega body appliers in the tones listed above
  • Omega head appliers in the tones listed above
  • Slink appliers
  • Tango and Phatazz appliers
  • 2 shapes

7 Deadly s{K}ins has a group join fee of 225L but as you can see it’s well worth the lindens. Not only are their gifts generous, but the faces on their skins are always so gorgeous.

That’s a wrap! I’ve still got a hankering for some rainbow ice cream but luckily it’s not too late to skip on over to the corner store. Catch you on the flip side guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Madelief (0L/Group Gift/225L group join fee)
Hair – Lock & Tuft Soga (Past FLF)
Hairbase – Boon Gathered mid hairbase (0L)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L)
Earrings – Oxide Hoop Earrings (0L/Sub-O gift/No join fee required)
Dress – Glasgow Grin Cutey Dress (1L/Cute and Curvy Hunt 2 Prize)
Manicure – Hello Dave Fairy French (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/No join fee required)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

-Screams-

 


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Naked and Afraid 

Gau

Alone in the Jungle for 21 Days…

… Does Carson have what it takes to be Naked and Afraid? Probably not. I like a cozy, comfortable bed and a pantry full of food. But I can look the part in the newest FREE group gift from *It’s Gau*. The jungle themed Adao outfit would be perfect for survival based role play or just for getting back to nature. The *It’s Gau* group is FREE to join.

Under My Skin…

Today I thought I’d switch it up and try on the latest group gift from 7 Deadly s[K]ins. The Jager Skin is FREE to members, but there is a $225L cost to join this group. If you’re into skins, this would be worth your money because there’s a FREE gift to members monthly. The skin comes in a variety of  tones and for different body types, and even comes with it’s own shapes (not shown). I think I’ll stalk my next meal… *heads off to the refrigerator*

Carson is wearing…

Junglewear: *It’s Gau* –  Adao    (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join) 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – JAGER    (Free Group Gift $0L/$225L to join)
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: MYSTS of EYR

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It’s an 8bit Christmas

8 Bit Christmas

Hunting time again.

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s the weekend once again and that means it’s time to dig into more hunts. I’ve been trying out a few this past week and aside from getting mixed up and turned around (happened quite a bit, unfortunately) my loot bag has been stuffed to the brim with goodies. One such example is the beautifully quirky 8bit Christmas dress that’s out from Eclectic Stars for the Meet Me Under the Mistletoe hunt. If you’ve read Pru’s post {HERE} Eclectic Stars carries a wide range of unique and nerdy clothing and furniture pieces and the 8bit Christmas dress is no exception. True to its name the dress features cute pixel Santas, reindeers, Christmas trees and candy canes and gave me quite the nostalgic kick for the old video games I used to play (Pac-Man!) Coupled with the vivid Christmas-y color scheme of greens and reds you’ll surely have a great dress for this season. The 8bit Christmas dress comes in 5 Fitmesh sizes (XS-XL) with an alpha layer to help with the fit as well as sizing for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink Physique mesh bodies. Prizes in the Meet Me Under the Mistletoe hunt costs 1L but if you’d rather not poke around the store you can buy the prize for 25L from the mistletoe prize prim. Personally, I’d take some time to peruse the items in Eclectic Stars as they do have a free no group needed advent calendar up, not to mention a Midnight Mania board and their free FabFree group gift! Curious to see what that is? Take a peek at Julianna’s post {HERE}

Tis the season…

To join groups for free! Moon hair store has set their group join fee to 0L and they have a wide range of group gifts out for you to pounce on. I’ve been watching this store for a while because of their elegantly casually hairstyles and beautiful hair colors and was pretty pleased to have discovered this free join period. Pictured is the Mias La II which is but one of many group gifts available. While I was partial to the dusty light purple version of this hairstyle there are nine other out of the ordinary colors to choose from an easy to use Hud that’s included in the gift package. Once you’re in the group, you can take advantage of group only Lucky Letter boards and Midnight Mania board. I’m not sure when Moon’s free group join exercise will end so join up soon.

This glittery Christmas

The holiday season is a good excuse for glitter and since I love shiny things and shoes from Baby Monkey I zoomed right over to the store when I saw that they’ve generously set out a gift for the Fabulously Free in SL group. As you well know the Fabulously Free in SL group is free to join and if you’re not a member yet you can copy and paste the following link into the main chat of your SL viewer and click on the link when it pops up on local. The link is: secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about . Welcome to the group, please grab your free shoes. Classic pumps are a staple in any shoe collection and these come in six (you read that right) beautiful glittery colors. Just click on the hud provided in the gift package and have fun matching your shoes to your outfit. The Glitter Pumps come in sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink High feet. When you’re done grabbing your free group gift, check out the no group needed lucky letter chairs (two for guys as well) and the advent tree that’s set out at the Baby Monkey Mainstore!

8 Bit Christmas headshotThe search is still on!

In my last post {HERE} I said that two of my favorite skin stores are participating in the Women Only Hunt 2. If you guessed that the other store is 7 Deadly s{K}ins then you’re right and they’re offering the Amina skin shown above. You can get sweet-faced Amina for 0L by hunting out the snowflake at the 7 Deadly s{K}ins main store and once you’ve found it be ready to be in for a treat. The prize package contains the Amina classic skin in six skin tones (caramel shown) with cleavage/no cleavage options. Four skin tones (caramel, fudge, sand and taupe) have cluster packages that include appliers for Banned, Wowmeh, Tango, Phatazz and Slink Hands and Feet whereas appliers for Tango, Pthatazz and Slink Hands and Feet are provided for the skin tone Powder. It’s a very generous and top quality gift but I’ve found that it’s par for course for 7 Deadly s{K}ins. If you’re not a group member, do think about joining up as the store is holding a group only advent and the join fee for the group is free.

I also mentioned…

That Mesange was participating in the Women Only Hunt 2 and that their gift was a trio of beautiful Ice Dream Eyes. I’ve been wearing the blue pair the entire week and decided to switch up to the green pair for this picture. The colors are very stunning and I love the snowy glaze on these green peepers just as much as I love them on the blue. If you haven’t picked up this lovely prize, it’s available for free when you find the snowflake at the Mesange main store. Prize package includes system layer eyes, mesh eyes and Genesis and Omega System huds.

If you’ve missed the coverage for the Women Only Hunt 2, here’s a rundown:

Gotta get back to those hunts now. Have fun on your weekend dear readers!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Amina (0L/Women Only Hunt 2 prize)
Hair – Moon Minas La II (0L/Group Gift/No join fee required currently)
Eyes – Mesange Ice Dream Eyes 2 (0L/Women Only Hunt 2 prize)
Dress – Eclectic Stars 8bit Christmas dress (1L/Meet Me Under the Mistletoe Hunt prize)
Shoes – Baby Monkey Glitter Pumps (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/No join fee required)
Feet – Slink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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Festive Greens and Reds

Festive greens and reds

All of this running around.

Hey there fabulous readers, how are your advent runs coming along? I must admit that I’ve lagged behind these past couples of days thanks to all festive busyness in RL but thankfully there’s the FabFree Advent Listing to lean on and get me right back on track again. It’s also really awesome that some advents allow for past prizes to be delivered or purchased and one such store that’s doing this is Entice. I came to know about this merchant thanks to Kathryn but finally got myself around to visiting when I saw that they were doing an advent calendar. The prizes are free to group members and the Entice group is free to join but if you’re short on group slots (like me) you’ll be able to purchase the advent gifts for 25L each. Past prizes are available for 25L so drop by to the store and, er, Entice yourself so to speak by trying on the demos for the advent gifts provided so that you can pick out and purchase your favorites.

Demos lead to good things.

Trying on demos is what lead me to the stunning emerald number pictured. I’m still using a mostly ‘classic avatar’ and it can get a bit daunting when I don’t see the words ‘standard mesh sizing’ on the vendor ads but with the help of those demos under the Entice advent tree, the deal was sealed. Not only is the color for the Make Me Dress (advent gift day 6) vibrant and eye catching, its design is unique as well. The top and skirt part of the dress are linked together with circular chains, making this a fun and flirty outfit that’s perfect for all those Christmas parties. The Make Me dress comes in sizes for Slink Physique and Hourglass, Maitreya and Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus.  Personally, the Venus fit was perfect so throw on a demo and an alpha layer that’s lying around in your inventory and experiment!

Scientia potentia est

Have you ever been to the Fabulously Free in SL flickr feed? It’s a great way to learn about new free gifts and that was how I caught wind that N-Core was giving out two free pairs of shoes! Pictured above are the Kate Christmas heels which are very fitting for the season with its vivid red and white color scheme. The gift folder includes sizes for N-Core High feet, Belleza High feet, Maitreya High Feet, TMP High feet and Slink High feet. N-Core is very much a new to me shoe store but I’m really loving this well-made pair of classic heels. If you have a group spot open, N-Core has also put out a gorgeous pair of boots as their group gift which you can read all about in Love’s post {HERE}. Find your gifts under the Christmas tree!

Who does your hair?

The gifts for the Truth VIP group have been very generous and the trend continues into December with not one but two gifts. Pictured is the Irena hair, a long and wavey style that is simply elegant. You can choose to make things more casual with a beanie (color hud provided) or add bangs. The Irena hair also comes with a seperate fit so that it won’t cut into your front. As always with Truth VIP group gifts, this hairstyle comes in a fatpack of colors.  The join fee for the Truth VIP group stands at 350L, a good deal since you’ll be getting two hair fatpacks.

Festive Greens and Reds

Have you joined up yet?

In this post {HERE}, I mentioned that 7 Deadly s{K}ins was going to make it’s group free to join on the 28th of November. Well, that date has come and gone so if you haven’t taken the opportunity to join up now is your chance to do so. There is an advent going on at the store for both females and males that are open to group members. You’ll need to pay the 1L for the day’s gift but it will be immediately refunded back to you so that means you’ll get a different skin a day for free this month if you join up! Pictured is the Day 6 prize Feeb’s Fabienne which ones in one tone and cleavage/no cleavage options. There are also appliers for Tango, Phatazz and Slink (full body) included in the gift package. If you’ve missed some of the advent gifts, those past prezzies are still available for 50L (pay vendor 99L and have 49L refunded immediately) 7 Deadly s{K}ins  have always been consistent with the quality of their skins and the generosity of their gifts so join up now as free group will only last till the first of January.

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Feeb’s Fabienne (0L or 50L if not purchasing on advent day/Group needed/Free join)
Hair – Truth Irena (0L/Group Gift/350L join fee)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Dress – Entice Make Me Dress (25L/Past advent gift/No group tag required)
Shoes – N-Core Kate (0L/No group tag required)
Feet –Slink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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Through the Woods this Black Friday

Into the woods

Sn@tch up your fishing rods folks, the tides are coming in again!

I was just talking to Kathryn the other day about the fishing prizes at Sn@tch and she commented on what an avid angler I’ve become. It really isn’t hard to get hooked (ha ha) on fishing for prizes as Sn@tch changes out its prize outfits on the regular and they never fail to contain a wide variety of clothing pieces so that you can play around with different looks. Not only that but accessories, makeup and footwear are often thrown into the mix that you can wear with other items in your inventory. The latest Fish 4 This outfit is called Through the Woods and generously contains;

  • Five system snowpants in plum, red, green (pictured), teal and white
  • Snowpants mesh cuffs
  • Two system turtleneck sweaters in grey (pictured) and black
  • Five mesh tops in army (pictured), black, plum, red and teal
  • Mesh Fur Coat
  • Ankle boots
  • Though the Woods makeup tattoo layer in plum (not pictured)

If you have a mesh body or head never fear as you can catch the Omega applier for all the system and tattoo layer parts of the outfit from the prize filled waters. The mesh tops and fur coat come in both come in five standard mesh sizing (XS-XL) with an added fitmesh size for the fur coat and respective alpha layers to help with the fitting. Speaking of alpha layers, one is included for the ankle boots as well and you don’t need to have mesh fit to be able to slide these beauties on. Whew! That’s a ton of detail but I had a lot of fun figuring out the color combinations and there are already a few dresses that I have in mind that would go wonderfully with those boots. Fishing at Sn@tch is completely free but you do need to purchase a basic fishing rod for 100L to get in on the fun. Rods are available on the marketplace or at the Sn@tch store. It’s a great investment as you’ll get a lot of mileage on these outfits so to speak and since it’s Sn@tch, it’s top quality!

Into the woods (bonus)

While I was there…

Alright, alright I’ll admit that fishing is not all I do when I’m at Sn@tch. If you’ve been to the store you can’t really fault me for that as there are a lot of great outfits lining the walls. What’s more that are lucky boards to stalk and riot vendors to keep your eyes on so I had great fun multitasking and packing my wardrobe with great clothes from Sn@tch. The gown pictured above is new on their riot vendors and something that I just had to share. I got it for 55L as the store was pretty packed that day and when I opened the package up, I was floored by the options. First of all, you’ll get this glittery and flowing floor length skirt in five standard mesh sizes (XS-XL). Secondly, the strappy and backless top comes in eight different colors and five standard mesh sizes as well (XS-XL). Thirdly, there are also two different alpha layers included in the package to play around with. The subtle dusting of glitter on the skirt and the rhinestones that line the neckline of the top add a glamorous air to the whole outfit. Not only do I intend to wear this for upcoming parties this Chrismas but it’s also given ideas on a new blog segment as well (hmmm). Bring a friend or ten to Sn@tch today and pull those prices down, down, down to get the Gala Sparkling Brocade Gown into your inventory as well.

So you may have noticed…

So you may have noticed that I’m wearing a different hairstyle in each picture. That’s because of Black Friday and the insane number of sales that are going on right now. The offers that I’m about to list down are time sensitive as they end today but there’s nothing like a bit of rushing to get that adrenaline pumping I’d like to say. In the top three pictures, I’m wearing hairstyles from Doe that is having a 50% off sale for all of its Gachas. Playing a Gacha from this store has always been a staple for me at Gacha events so I was over the moon excited. Doe always has the cutest hairstyles and their colors are always so vibrant.

In the bottom two pictures, I’m wearing hairstyles from Besom. The store is marking down its hair packs to 75L and I took the opportunity to fill up the gaps in my Besom hair collection. I’ve always been a fan of the wonderful texturing of Besom hairstyles and their styles have an urban flavor to it yet still look so elegant. Hurry down to both stores to take advantage of these great deals maybe we’ll bump into each other as I’m certainly making the trip back.

Into the woods headshot

-Cups hands around mouth and yells-

7 Deadly s{K}ins is going to be having free group join starting from the 28th of November! I can’t say enough how much I love the skins from this merchant and they always have such great perks for their group members. Not only are there regular monthly group gifts, there are also Midnight Mania and Mini Mania boards as well as Lucky Chairs. While browsing through their Black Friday Sale (60% off CasperVend items!) I managed to claim the Libra skin for myself. I’m been eyeing this skin set for so long that I was jumping for joy to see that my letter was up. Luckily I didn’t hit the ‘discard’ button in my excitement so now I’ll be able to tell you all about the Libra skin set! In the package, you’ll receive the Libra classic skin with cleavage/no cleavage options in five different tones (Pineapple tone pictured) as well as appliers for Slink hands and feet, Tango boob, and Phat Azz. What I thought was special about this skin package was that a version of this skin in Gothic makeup is included as well. The Gothic skins come in the same five tones as well as cleavage/no cleavage options. You’ll get twenty skins in one pack as a lucky chair prize, how mind-blowing is that? Mark your calenders for the 28th and wait patiently…

You might also want to…

Check out Elephante poses. The store is having a Black Friday and Retirement sale with the entire store excluding collabs and new releases being marked down to 50% off. The older stock is being marked down to 75% off so be sure to look for purple and white tagged items for more discounts. I really love using the poses here as they’re very fluid so come and take advantage of the sales before it ends on the 27th of this month.

And that’s a wrap for today. I’ve gotta dive back into those Black Friday sales. Maybe I can even claw my way to the one at Truth….

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On Sheidey…

1st Row Left

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair – Doe Macey (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Top – Sn@tch Mock Turtleneck (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Pants – Sn@tch  Plaid Snowpants (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –Sn@tch Kellan Boot (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

1st Row Middle

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair –Doe Carol (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Top – Sn@tch Through the Woods Fur Coat(0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Pants – Sn@tch  Plaid Snowpants(0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –Sn@tch Kellan Boot (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

1st Row Right

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair –Doe Vicky (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes –Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Top – Sn@tch Mock Turtleneck (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Jacket –Sn@tch Keely Suede Jacket (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Pants –Sn@tch  Plaid Snowpants(0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –Sn@tch Kellan Boot (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

2nd Row Left

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair – Besom Veluxe (75L/Black Friday Sale)
Eyes –Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Dress – Sn@tch Gala Sparkling Brocade Gown (50L/Riot Vendor)

2nd Row Right

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair –Besom Tease (75L/Black Friday Sale)
Eyes –Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Dress – Sn@tch Gala Sparkling Brocade Gown (50L/Riot Vendor)

Poses: Elephante Pearl (37L/Elephante Black Friday and Retirement Sale)

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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Shhh! I’m hunting turkeys

Shhh! I'm hunting turkeys

 Hello, dear readers and welcome to another Saturday Feature!

As mentioned by Loki {HERE} there are a number of fun hunts running this month so be ready to spend your cool autumn days scampering across the grid in search for those odds and ends. Being an avid hunter myself, I geared right up and decided that, for starters, I was going to set my sights on one Jerky Turkey. Rumor has it that it’s been shedding feathers and leaving presents in several top quality stores.

While on the trail I stopped by Sevyn East to see if I could get my hands on that Turkey but alas, there was no sign of him. Lucky for me though it left a single orange feather as a clue and even luckier still there was a great present attached. Opening it up I discovered the Fall Dress comes in five standard mesh sizes (XS-XL) for classic avatars and sizes for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink bodies as well. There is an alpha layer included in the package that I found really helpful with the fitting. I simply adore the preppy style of this dress and the little bow on its waistline not only speaks to my girlish side but is also an appreciated well-made detail. Speaking of well-made, the Fall Dress boasts great textures with its tartan collar and skirt and the brown woolen knit of the top is perfect for the fall chill. The outfit comes with a cute Turkey shaped bag too with a pose or no pose option so you don’t have to worry about accessorizing. All you need to do to own the Fall Dress is to hunt out the orange feather located in the Sevyn East main store and buy it for 1L. The Jerky Turkey Hunt is ending at the end of the month so good luck to all those feather collectors out there!

How about some fancy and free footwear?

It’s probably really obvious by now that I love all types of boots and am an enthusiastic shoe collector. The words ‘shoe sale’ inspire so much joy and excitement that I was actually squealing when I discovered that Moda is not only having a big blowout of its Slink only shoes but was offering five free pairs as well. The Abierta Zippered boots that I’m wearing in the picture is one of those free pairs and comes with an extensive hud which enables you to customize the colors on almost every part of the shoe. It’s a shoe addicts dream and unfortunately, like all dreams, it will have to end. The sale is only running for two weeks and at the time of writing this a week or so has passed so hurry, hurry, hurry down.
Shh! I'm hunting turkeys

More goodies!

The size of my shoe collection is rivaled only by the number of skins that I own (only in SL does that sentence not sound very very creepy lol). All you skin fanatics out there should ready yourselves to teleport because 7 Deadly s{K}ins is offering the Dawn skin as an appreciation gift. It’s exactly as its exactly as its name suggests and is fresh-faced look with the subtle makeup that is a hallmark of the 7 Deadly s{K}ins design.  In the package, you will receive the Dawn classic skin in two tones (Marshmellow and Taupe) with cleavage/no cleavage options. There are also Slink hands and feet appliers and TMP Installers available for both tones. If you’re heading down be sure to grab a guy friend as that appreciation gift contains a skin for men as well! Not only is this appreciation gift available for free but you don’t have to be a member of the 7 Deadly s{K}ins group to be able to snap it up. Personally, I do recommend joining the group as a 400L gift card is being given away as a group gift this month, plus members enjoy a good number of perks. If you’re interested the 7 Deadly s{K}ins group costs 150L to join.

To keep that fall feel alive I opted to wear the Pumpkinette hair from Adoness. I don’t own many short hair styles but I fell in love with this wavy one right away. Plus, I’m always such a fan of hair adornments and you don’t get any more unique than seasonal fall fruits. The Pumpkinette hair is available as a group gift for members of the Adoness group but if you’re not currently enrolled never fear as you’ll be able to pick up this hairstyle for 1L. Adoness has a group join up fee of 25 L

As long as we’re on the subject of pumpkins, I’m wearing the aptly named Pumpkin eyes from Demicorn that are available as a free group gift from SaNaRae’s latest round. In the package, you will receive classic eyes as well as mesh ones with an alpha layer to go with. If you want to make that creepy look low key with Halloween being over and all then these eyes are the way to go. For more ‘everyday goth’ ideas check out Pru’s post {HERE} in which she coins the term and shows off more group gifts from SaNaRae.

And that wraps it up! Have a happy and safe weekend everyone! Till next time.

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins Dawn Marshmellow (0L/Appreciation Gift/No group required)
Hair- Adoness Pumpkinette (0L for group members/1L for non-group members/25L group join fee)
Eyes – Demicorn Pumpkin Eyes (0L @ SaNaRae)
Dress – Sevyn East Fall Dress (1L/The Jerky Turkey Hunt Prize)
Shoes – Moda Abierta Zippered Boots (0L/No group required)
Feet –Slink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

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