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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
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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

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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

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Still in time for New Years.

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Still in time for New Years

I missed this gift in time for Christmas, but I still was able to pick it up in time for New Years, and I think the print is perfect for cold January nights. Now all I need is a warm cozy fire and someone to curl up with! Fuzzy blankets would be a plus.

Pick up this gift at Salt & Pepper under the Christmas Tree that is in store while you still can. It includes the bra, bottoms, and stockings. The group join fee is 300L but there are many past group gifts still available to pick up if you are a first time joiner. Just wander back into the store and make away with your goodies. Plus, by wearing your group tag, you’ll get 15% off applied to all in-store purchases.

Fits available:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Eyelashes – KoKoLoReS Mascara lashes for CaTwa heads (Free to all/0L on the counter/No Group Required)
Hair – Exile Temptation Waits
Lingerie – Salt & Pepper Lingerie Paris Christmas Edition (Free Group Gift/Group is 300L to Join)

Sim Location – Elysion *Note: Group required for access to sim

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Shop ‘Till You Drop!

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It’s Shop ‘Till You Drop Season, so it’s the perfect time to visit an event called … well… Shop ‘Till You Drop! And as I mentioned in my post {HERE} almost every booth has out a free gift that you can buy for 0L, no group required! I picked up my cute Merry Kittymas sweater at the Sweet Thing stall! I just love it! It comes in fits for Maitreya, as well as Belleza (Freya, Isis, and Venus).

Another December Gift

KoKoLoReS puts out a new group gift like clockwork every month, but right now if you hurry it will be absolutely FREE, because there is no join fee as of the time of this posting. I’m not sure how long this will last (the join fee is usually 250L) so hurry and get in on the deal and pick up the pretty free December gift of “Loulou” that I am showing off in the picture above. You’ll get a hud of natural colors to compliment your usual hair color too!

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While you’re there…

While your at KoKoLoReS, be sure to stop by the counter for some free gifts. There are three (3) gifts, no group required that you can buy for 0L. I picked up these Catwa mascara appliers for my eyelashes. The luxurious look is great for a formal look! Though I love them for every day wear too! They came in two styles… a longer eyelash look and a shorter eyelash look. In the picture above I have on the shorter eyelashes, and am using the eyeliner from the hud that comes with my Catwa head.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Eyelashes – KoKoLoReS Mascara lashes for CaTwa heads (Free to all/0L on the counter/No Group Required)
Hair – KoKoLoReS Loulou (Free Group Gift/Group is currently Free to Join) – Note: group is usually 250 to join, hurry to take advantage of this offer!
Top – Sweet Thing Merry Kittymas Sweater (Free Gift/0L at Shop ‘Till You Drop)
Pants – Higgle Legging White (1L on the Marketplace)

Sim Location – Private

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Hot Cocoa, Sweaters, and Boots Warm You Up

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Sometimes a cup of hot cocoa is just the thing to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. Of course, warm clothing helps too! That’s why I love these free gifts I picked up and am going to share with you!

Snuggle up!

I picked up my snuggly sweater on the Women Only Hunt as the free gift from Perch. It comes in all your necessary sizes:

Available sweater sizes:

  • TMP
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Ebody
  • Slink – Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Boots Too!

G&D Italian Style offered up these great pink snow boots as their free Women Only Hunt gift. They are cute as can be and best yet you get them to fit four different feet styles!

Boots will fit feet for:

  • TMP
  • Slink
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Hair – Truth Aspen
Necklace – Slipper Originals Snowgirl Necklace (Free/0L/Women Only Hunt)
Sweater – Perch Odelia Sweater (Free/0L/Women Only Hunt)
Leggings – Higgle Legging White (1L on the Marketplace)
Boots – G&D Snow Boots WOH4 Pink Leopard (Free/0L/Women Only Hunt)

Sim Location –Luanes Winter World

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Silver Linings

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This last week has been a tough one in real life for me but today I took some time to do some meditating and looked for silver linings in the dark clouds that I felt certain were hanging over my head. I think it helps to actively look for good things when days get rough. This silver lined dress from Alter reminded me of my “silver lining thinking” today and is their free POE hunt gift. But you don’t just get the dress…

Accessories included:

  • Silver shoes (made to fit Slink, Maitreya, or Belleza feet)
  • A bracelet
  • And two rings to fit bento hands in the gift box as well!

The dress comes in all the popular body sizes sure to fit your needs:

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

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Wearing ink lately…

I’ve worn tattoos in two other posts {here} and {here} and when I saw this gorgeous Broken Heart tattoo from Identity as part of the Women Only Hunt (yes my hunting buddy pointed it out) I couldn’t help myself… and who can pass up free? Now I have three free tattoos for this month tucked away in my inventory! This one comes in fresh or faded (faded shown) and you get system layers, appliers for TMP, Omega, Belleza, Wowmeh, and Maitreya.

Sway a little!

If you’re digging my updo you need to hurry, as it may be gone by midnight tonight (Friday). It’s a Fifty Linden Friday special at Exile. You can get it in either naturals with a hud of natural colors, or a set of pastels, your choice for only 50L each. I picked the naturals hud as it had my usual choice of silver (there’s also a pretty blonde, brown, and red course!). This updo includes both a regular rigged and a bento rigged in the box so you can see your hair sway in the wind!

Last but not least…

I don’t have a super duper close up of my necklace but if you click the lower picture and zoom in on flickr you can see the beautiful free Snowgirl Necklace by Slipper Originals. It is their free Women Only Hunt gift. It has a little snowman and a snowflake charm on a metal cord and it comes with a texture change hud with ten metal choices. That’s a lot of versatility! Plus I love the dainty little charms that make it so pretty 🙂

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Hair – Exile Maybe (50L for Fifty Linden Friday – Hurry!)
Tattoo – Identity Broken Heart Tattoo (Free/0L/Women Only Hunt)
Necklace – Slipper Originals Snowgirl Necklace (Free/0L/Women Only Hunt)
Outfit with Shoes – Alter Meg Outfit (Free/0L/POE Hunt)

Sim Location – Elysion (note: Sim is group access only*)

Astrids Signature


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The Winter Fae

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“Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping…” ~ from Sounds of Silence

This winter fae skin makes me think of dark winter nights despite her white features, blue lips, and the white tears that come from white shadowed eyes. She is a beauty bathed in light, tormented by the dark nights of winter.

And she’s all yours for…

free. As part of the Women Only Hunt, provided by Avada, you can have the beautiful Winter Fae Skin for yourself free. Included in this beautiful gift are multiple head and body appliers.

Winter Fae Head Appliers:

  • Catwa
  • Omega

Winter Fae Body Appliers:

  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Belleza
  • Physique

More winter hunting…

I was with my hunting partner again, and he led me to Juno Artistic Tattoo, and we both agreed that the free POE hunt gift there was perfect for this skin. Go figure… I’m wearing ink in another post! But this beautiful snowflake, stars, and blue twinkle light studded tattoo is a perfect winter compliment to the Winter Fae skin and adds just a touch of color to the otherwise white canvas of this lush skin.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head & Skin Applier – Avada – Winter Fae (Free Women Only Hunt Gift)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – KoKoLoReS – Lilbeth
Tattoo – Juna Artistic Tattoo – Sneh Tattoo Women (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Shirt – Glam Affair – Lace Mini Top Cotton – past gift, no longer available

Sim Location – Pagan’s Winter Wonderland

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