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Tis The Season

Tis the Season

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it feels good to stop and take a moment to enjoy time spent together. Blue and I took a minute to do a little hunting at Roped Passions. Their Candy Cane Hunt (Jack Frost Path) prize is a his & hers matching set. The prize for the ladies is the red belted coat with matching hot-pants, while the prize for the gentlemen is a matching shirt and formal vest. The single hunt prize is just 3 lindens, and it includes both gifts.

Female Gift Sizes Included: Standard Mesh & Alpha Layer, Belleza (Venus, Freya), Maitreya Lara, Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Tonic (Curvy,Fine)
Male Gift Sizes Included: Fitmesh Classic & Alpha Layer, Belleza Jake, Signature, Slink

Hint: Jack Frost Path – “In a Galax Far Far Away…”

For my look I paired the female Candy Cane Hunt prize from Roped Passions with the Candy Cane Hunt prize from Cog & Fleur. The necklace and earrings set are perfect for adding a regal touch to any holiday outfit. The beautiful red and gold jewelry has resize scripts, and there is an informative notecard in the box. Like all the Candy Cane Hunt prizes, this one at Cog & Fleur is just 3 linden.

Hint: Ice Queen Path – “Behind the reception desk there is a chair. Look Underneath!”

Happy Hunting Fab Free!

What Blue is Wearing:

What Pru is Wearing:

  • Hair – TRUTH – VIP Joy
    Head – Catwa Koura
    Skin – Essences Theo
    Jewelry – Cog & Fleur – C&F Xmas Gemstone Jewelry Set 3 – 3L CCH11 Prize
    Coat w/Shorts – Roped Passions – You Sleigh Me Outfit – 3L CCH11 Prize
    Stockings – Maai – MAAI stockings  * Maitreya Lara – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
    Tattoo – Carol G – Gothic Tattoo

Lamppost – Roawenwood – {RW} Holiday Carolers Lamppost
Pose – Fashiowl – Feel 3
Backdrop (edited) – Come Soon Poses – K9 Winter
Photo taken at a private location.


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Livin’ Our Best Life


Best Life

Hello There! Welcome back to the blog! Is it too early for the beach? Maybe. I suppose it depends on where you are in the world. Here in Second Life we get to be beachy anytime. This cute little pup and I are out living our best lives right here in SL where the sun always shines. Speaking of this adorable doggie, she’s part of a free gift by Eniipose at The Free Dove. Additionally, Pru’s outfit is a freebie by Sn@tch, also available at The Free Dove. Keep reading for all the info.

Pose and Props – I think French bulldogs are my favorite of the bulldog breeds, and this little pup with her red bow and sunglasses is the cutest of the cute. She is part of the free gift by Eniipose at The Free Dove. The gift also includes the cell phone with the matching bulldog case, and a hairbow for you to wear (not shown), and of course the pose. To get your copy of this free gift you’ll need to venture over to The Free Dove and join their free-to-join group. Then while wearing your group tag you can click the gift vendor for this item and it will be delivered to you.

Applier Outfit – While at The Free Dove snagging some freebies, I also picked up this free outfit by Sn@tch. The tied shirt and cropped jeans come in classic system layers and Omega appliers. There are 12 color choices for the top, and one for the pants. You’ll need The Free Dove group tag for this gift also. The Free Dove group is always free to join.

Here are the details!

Hair – Pink Hustler – *PH* V.I.P Group Gift // HAIR 8182 – Past Group Gift (still available) – Originally Shown Here
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Sunglasses – Hot Elegant Clothing – HEC – Tintable Multi-Sheer Round Shades/Sunglasses – Past Group Gift – Originally Shown Here
Tattoo – Ivory & Rose – I&R just one kiss
Outfit – Sn@tch Connor Tied Tops & Jeans (All Colors) Free Gift @The Free Dove / Group is Free to Join
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pose w/Props – ENIIPose-Selfie Bulldog – Free Gift @The Free Dove / Group is Free to Join
Location – Lost Lagoon


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Tending Bar

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Tending Bar

Speaking of 80’s Rock bands… while Aline and Love were have a conversation about Whitesnake videos, I was tending bar at Thames River Valley, and 80’s music just happened to be on the radio. Coincidence huh? I like the 80’s bands, reminds me of my childhood. Yeah, I’m old.

Old but…

… feeling Fabulous… in my FabFree gift from House of Ruby. If you haven’t picked it up yet, stop by the main-store and nab this great applier shirt free for Fabfree group members. It’s applier only (Omega and Slink) and fits like a glove. It comes in this great turquoise color fit for any occasion. As always, FabFree group gifts won’t cost you a single linden.

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Another great shirt…

Same store, but another great shirt. While I was at House of Ruby, I noticed the wall of gifts currently out for both men and women and clicked the Double T-shirt in Black for men. It didn’t require a group space at all. I just had to subscribe to information and the gift was sent to me free. A win-win in my book. Two shirts great shirts for one stop for the day. This one is also an applier shirt in Omega and Slink appliers.

Another set of bracelets.

I showed you the free Chop Zuey Castory bracelets in blue in my post [here]. But I happen to be a member of the Chop Zuey group and had also picked them up in black and so put them on for this post. They are a great look I think! The Chop Zuey group has a one-time fee of 350 linden, but the creator puts out frequent and generous men’s and women’s gifts, making it well worth the fee if you stay in the group.

Have a great Easter!

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Belleza – Jake
Head & Eyes – Lelutka – Andrea
Head & Body Applier – Clef de Peau – Brock T7
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] – Blade Set Gold
Bracelets – Chop Zuey – Castory Drake Brcs Blk (Free Group Gift/Group is 350 to Join)
Shirt 1 – House of Ruby – Blizzard Top for Him (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shirt 2 – House of Ruby – Dpib;e T-Shirt Gift for Him (Free Subscriber Gift)
Jeans  – Redgrave – Heavy Used Jeans

Sim Location – Thames River Valley

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!gO! Get your Easter Dress!

!gO! Spring

!gO! get your Easter Dress!

!gO! has out an Easter Dress as their newest group gift! I got the notice just today and couldn’t wait to go get the dress, especially when I saw the polka dots. Growing up, my favorite Easter Dress was a polka dot dress my mother made for me by hand, sewing it months in advance of the holiday with loving care. I wore that dress out even before I outgrew it, and this dress by !gO! brought back those fond memories.

To pick up the dress you’ll need to be a member of the !gO! group. It has a one-time join fee of 50L, but there are regular gifts to make it worth joining. And this pretty dress is worth the fee alone.

Available Dress Sizes:

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

Lumae Catwa Lips

Ostara’s Alter

I also stopped by Ostara’s Alter. The event ends April 3rd, so if you want any of the 5L hunt items (there are eggs with gifts hidden around the sim) you’ll need to hurry. I picked up the 5L gift item from Lumae and discovered a lovely Catwa lips makeup set. I included a picture of the hud above so you can see the lip palette. You might remember that Aline blogged a cute dress from the event in her post [here].

Enjoy your weekend, Fabulous Readers!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Entwined – Daisy
Lipstick – Lumae – Catwa Lips Ostara Hunt (5L for Ostara’s Alter Hunt)
Dress – !gO! – Marzia Bow Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Shoes – Empire – Acacia

Sim Location – Cece’s Secret

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Stay Weird

Stay Weird

I’ve always been a proponent of being yourself.  I get it though, sometimes in RL it can be hard to dress the way you want, act the way you want, or do the things you want to do.  That’s the best thing about SL.  Escapism at its finest.  In SL, I choose to Stay Weird.  Luckily for me, there are loads of creators out there who let me be who I want on a budget!  One of my fave designers, Sn@tch (who are always SO generous), have put out a new group gift.  Read on!

Skirting the Issue

This new group gift at Sn@tch is super awesome.  I like the peekaboo lace on the skirt. It isn’t too over the top in the skin showing department!  You can wear this high-waisted skirt with all sorts of things, but it comes with an Omega applier to add this really cool suspender top to the outfit!  You can always wear them separately too!  The skirt comes in loads of different colours to fit your mood of the day.  You can grab this gift by joining the Sn@tch VIP group for 200L, and clicking on the vendor in the VIP seating area.

Skirt Sizes

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physic
  • Tonic Fine
  • Tonic Curvy

Now, go out my little ones – go out there, and stay weird!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress– Sn@tch Flora Skirt & Suspender Top (Free Group Gift/ Group is 200L to Join)
Glasses – OLQINU Vibes Glasses (Available at Uber)
Shoes – Empire Bellis
Choker – Open Collar Turian Rainbow

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Mesange Goldmine
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Alaskametro Alchemy (Available at the Cosmetic Fair)
Hair – Pr!tty SaRang (Available through PocketGacha)
Pose – Belle Poses Millie
Backdrop – SAYO Biscayne Backdrop

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Almost Spring

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It’s still sweater weather where I am, but it’s warming up just enough that I can go out without a jacket. It’s hard to believe that it’s still February when some of these warm breezes blow in.

A special gift.

When I saw the Blizzard Top by House of Ruby, I knew it was perfect for these February days that are warm enough to go without a jacket but too cold to go without some protection. It’s Olgita Ruby’s gift to you for being a member of the FabFree group gift, so it’s completely free with your FabFree group tag! Just don your tag and stop by her main-store (be sure to check out all the other amazing stuff plus some past group gifts as well!) and pick up the gift. It comes in several applier layers.

Appliers available:

  • Omega
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Baubles

I wanted to add a little bit of “spring is in the air” to my outfit so I stopped by Beloved Jewelry to pick up their FabFree group gift offering. This one too is free of course and is a lovely wire scroll jewelry set in a soft pink. You can get a better idea of how pretty it is if you zoom in on my flickr picture as it is a very delicate piece. It comes with matching earrings as well, that are hidden under my hair. As always, FabFree gifts are free! Pick this one up too and you’ll be ready for a date, a casual day in the park, or a formal occasion!

OH! And Happy Valentine’s Day! 😉

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Mina – Selenia
Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry – Wire Scroll Set (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shirt – House of Ruby – Blizzard Top for Her (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Skirt – JellyRoll – Tiffany Skirt

Sim Location – Timeless Memories

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Rocking the Unboxing

Rocking the Unboxing

I was hanging around in my photo studio after one of my shopping jaunts.  I generally hate unpacking things after these (frequent) sprees.  Do you have that issue too?  I unpack and then try on my new stuff right away to get over the trauma of all the unboxing my poor little fingers have to go through 😉  The fact that my finds are often free helps me through this tedious task too!

Dark Beauty

My look today is inspired by the fun finds I uncovered at Beauty of Darkness.  This store specializes in the darker side of fashion (hence the name of the store – duh Aline) and they have a generous number of free gifts out as well as a few lucky chairs.  I picked up the Mad Cat socks and the Beauty in Darkness top for free by joining the free group!  They’ve got all sorts of stuff you can mix and match for a bit of a goth look.  Also, yay cats!  The top and tights are appliers and come with Classic System Layers, a TMP applier, and an all-in-one HUD that has options for most mesh bodies.

Another Day, Another Scandal

I was revisiting a few hidden gems in SL, and headed back to Julia’s Scandal.  They’ve got all sorts of new free gifts out including this super adorable and frilly skirt (it comes with a matching bra).  The Venus skirt has several HUD options, including a few lacy looks, and different colours.  Love it!  The Julia’s Scandal group is currently free to join!

Sizes

  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Standard Fitted Mesh

/me surreptitiously hides the other boxes to be unpacked under the couch.

I’m just going to keep this outfit on for a bit longer!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top– Beauty of Darkness Beauty in Darkness (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Skirt – Julia’s Scandal Venus Skirt (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Stockings – Beauty of Darkness Mad Cat Socks (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – MOoH Combat Boots Roses
Choker – Open Collar Turian Rainbow

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Mesange Goldmine
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier – Sn@tch Hollow Lipstick
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair – Magika Shine
Nailpolish – Nylon Outfitters Celestial
Sim – Private

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Fetish

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“I have a fetish for damsels in distress.”
“Don’t be sexist.”
“Not at all. My services are also available to gentlemen in distress. It’s an equal opportunity fetish.” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

Fetish…

Rather your a damsel in distress or a gentleman in distress, the outfit I’ve put together with the Womenstuff Hunt is sure to hit the spot if you’re in the mood for a little… fetish. Layer on a sexy full body tattoo and top it with a sexy white latex body suit that is as form fitting as it gets, and you’re in for a steamy night.

Get inked.

I hunted down that little red t-shirt at Taox Tattoo and bought it for 0L for my full body “Queen” tattoo. It covers back and front and down the hands and up the neck onto the chin as well. It’s highly detailed and comes in a variety of layers including:

  • Belleza
  • Brazilia Doll
  • Catwa
  • Lelutka Tats
  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Omega Face
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Vista Hand

Suited up.

I finished off my hunt by checking out Razor, where I picked up my form fitting white latex body suit for free. It was also part of the Womenstuff Hunt. It barely covers up all the necessities, and is hot hot hot with its little silver rivets where the material straps meet. It comes in fits for Maitreya, Isis, and Freya to cover your mesh body needs.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head & Body Applier – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Vyra in cashew
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Over the Edge
Tattoo – Taox Tattoo – Queen VG Tattoo (Free/0L for the WS Hunt)
Bodysuit – Razor – Infinity Body Suit (Free/0L for the WS Hunt)

Sim Location – Private

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Glitter and Pearls

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Set the mood…

Set the tone… set the mood… glitter and jewels and pearls and all those things that make you feel sexy… are part of the Sex Up Your Party Hunt. I have two items to share with you that will put you in the mood for a party yourself… I know they made me feel sexy wearing them.

Glitter lips.

Kodiak is the 2nd stop on this hunt but the first 2L prize I want to mention as I love these glittery, Galaxy Moon lipstick make up applier that comes in an omega applier, suitable for most mesh heads. Just look for that naughty pink item and buy it for 2L and this lip applier is all yours.

Noms.

The first stop on the hunt was at Sour Pickles, where I picked up my Nom Nom Pearls. These beautiful black pearls are perfect for keeping your mouth busy so it doesn’t run away with you at the party! I only had to do a little editing to get these to fit my mesh head just perfectly. It was no trouble at all! These too only required a little hunting time and 2L to get the prize.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu – Bad Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Ryleigh
Lipstick – Kodiak – Galaxy Lips Moon Omega (2L for the Sex Up Your Party Hunt)
Mouth Pearls – Sour Pickles – Nom Nom Pearls Black (2L for the Sex Up Your Party Hunt)
Shirt – JellyRoll – Tiffany Blouse

Sim Location – Private

Astrids Signature

 


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She’s got the look!

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“Heavenly bound
Cause heaven’s got a number
When she’s spinning me around
Kissing is a color
Her loving is a wild dog
She’s got the look”

Get the look too!

You can get the look for free! I have some special gifts to list off to you starting with some sweet deals at 7 Deadly s{K}ins. Right now the group join fee is free (I’m not sure how much longer this promotion will last, so hurry!). For the month of January, your group gift is 400L in-store credit! Just go to the credit terminal with your group tag on and click it to get your credit to go towards any purchase!

Don’t forget that 7 Deadly s{K}ins has a nice assortment of lucky letter boards, mini mania boards, and midnight mania boards accessible to group members. While I was there picking up my free 400L store credit, my letter came up on one of the lucky boards, and I got the Vyra skin for free! It includes the face and body Omega appliers in a full fatpack of skintones! I was thrilled with this free beautiful skin pictured above.

More free stuff…

Byrne has out their free goodies for January as well and RAWR are they gorgeous! I picked up the Jungle Queen dress in the group notices (or you can pick it up at the main-store) and the subscriber sent me the matching gloves. The dress and gloves both come in fits for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza to fit your mesh body needs.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head & Body Applier – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Vyra in cashew (Group Lucky Letter Board/Group is currently free to join) – hurry, I’m not sure how much longer the group will be free to join! + Don’t miss out on the 400L in store credit Group Gift for January!
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Amelia
Necklace – Pure Poison – Teo Diamonds Necklace
Gloves – Byrne – JungleQueen Gloves Pink (Free Subscriber Gift/0L)
Dress – Byrne – JungleQueen Dress Pink (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Ralu Sandals

Sim Location – La Cumbrita

Astrids Signature