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Eclipse

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I was in the path of the Solar Eclipse yesterday, and was lucky enough to have a chance to view it because my local library had a viewing event and was providing free eclipse glasses for individuals to check out for 15 minute intervals. By lucky chance, I was able to check out my 15 minutes at the peak of the eclipse and see it in all its glory. It was an amazing sight!

A few creators have made gifts that seem to commemorate the event and it seemed appropriate to show them off!

Mandala…

Kib Designs is giving away a free Mandala dress (the group is free to join) if you stop by their main-store. The Mandala has come to represent or be a general generic term for any diagram, chart, or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos… a microcosm of the universe. It seems an appropriate and beautiful gift at the moment given the impact of the solar eclipse on so many people as they rushed to get to see it.

Dress sizes available:

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

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August Eclipse 2017

Chop Zuey was not to be outdone as far as gifts, and the creator has made a special texture change set of jewelry, specifically to commemorate the event, called “August Eclipse.”

There are two gifts… the diadem is a free to all gift and is fully customizable and texture change. You can pick it up in the free to all gift section by buying it for 0L.

There is also a Chop Zuey group gift, which is the jewelry set, in the group gift section. This set includes the choker, earrings, and bracelets, all texture change just like the diadem. The group is 350L to join, but Chop Zuey sets out frequent gifts for both men and women, making the group well worth joining.

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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 – [e] elikatira – Adaline
Diadem – Chop Zuey – August Eclipse Diadem (Free to all gift)
Jewelry Set – Chop Zuey – August Eclipse Collar, Bracelets, and Earrings (Free Group Gift/Group is 350L to Join)
Dress – Kib Designs – Mandala Summer Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Lost Unicorn

Astrids Signature


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Easy Breezy… Webby.

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Easy breezy… webby

I love subscribo gifts… because they just appear in my inventory without any work! Did you notice that the free BYRNE August subscirber gift has appeared in your inventory this month? If you’re not a subscriber or you missed the gift, you can head to the BYRNE main-store, click the subscriber, and get this gift free. This month is the black “Webby” dress and this picture doesn’t do it justice.

This dress is an off the shoulder style that comes to the knees and has a very definite sheen to it in black with a darker black web design across the body of the dress (thus the name).

It comes in sizes for:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Isis & Freya

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Never enough

I never have enough hair. I love trying on new styles and I adore hair gifts. I stopped by the Mina main-store (it had been a while!) and was pleased to discover that there was a gift out for Mina VIP group members that I hadn’t yet picked up. Mina generously puts out a monthly group gift for both the guys and the gals, making the 200L join fee for the group well worth it.

This months VIP group gift is the style you see in the pictures above called “Pippa” and you get a hud of ombre colors to go with it. It’s a lovely over the shoulder style with the usual beautiful Mina texturing. Remember! There’s a men’s gift at the store too, and it’s just as good as the women’s gift!

A touch of class

I have blogged several gift items from Moondance Boutique now, and I keep finding myself returning there as I really like the variety of gifts and items (plus the included texture change huds!) I stopped by there this morning and picked up the free SL Frees & Offers group gift that has been set out — this gift set of Domino bracelets with matching rings.

You’ll get both a left and a right of both the bracelet and the ring and there is a color change hud with many, many color options for tons of versatility. You can change the metals as well as the gems! It’s a great free gift!

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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 – Pippa Dip Dye Mina VIP excl. group gift (Free VIP Group Gift/Group is 200L to Join)
Jewelry – Moondance Boutique – Moondance Jewels Domino Set, Bracelets and Rings (Free SL frees & Offers Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – BYRNE – Webby Dress (Free August Subscriber Gift)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes with texture change hud

Sim Location – Chelsea by the Sea

Astrids Signature


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Hello Summer!

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Hello, Summer! I’m so glad we met! Especially since you’re a fun, easy hunt with 10 prizes, each for only 1L at Brii Underground! Each prize is a complete outfit with shoes to fit Slink feet and Omega applier make-up for Catwa heads! It’s a deal you can’t really beat — one stop… 10 Linden… 10 full outfits! The Hello Summer Hunt lasts until August 31st at Brii Underground. I’m going to give you a peek at three of the outfits I found while hunting as well as a couple of other group gifts I picked up recently.

Pretty in Blue

Luda is this pretty blue dress as part of the Hello Summer Hunt that you can get for just 1L at Brii’s Underground right now. You get the full outfit with shoes and make up.

Dress sizes included:

  • Standard sizes XXS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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A bit of whimsy

For a nautical touch I stopped by Chop Zuey because they creator has set out some new gifts. I love these two free to all gifts that are currently out… the She Sells She Shells Necklace and Earrings set. You can get them at the free to all gift area by the fountain. The necklace has an assortment of charms and the earrings (almost hidden by my hair) are the little blue and white life preservers. These are well worth picking up.

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Dazzle Me.

Another outfit from Brii’s Underground Hello Summer Hunt that I really liked (again it’s yours for just 1L and a little hunting time… you’re looking for a little palm tree!), was this Lucy outfit pictured above. It too, comes with the full kit and caboodle… outfit, make-up, and shoes for slink feet. I added a pair of bracelets from my inventory, but you can accessorize however you like.

Outfit sizes available:

  • Standard sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza

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Watercolor winner.

This dress called Karolina, pictured above, reminds me of a beautiful watercolor painting, and I couldn’t resist showing it off to you. I wish the shoes were not hidden by the skirt, as they are beautiful too. Again, for just 1L at Brii’s Underground you get this as part of the Hello Summer Hunt (full outfit – dress, make-up, and shoes).

Dress sizes available:

  • Standard sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh sizes XS – XL
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink
  • Belleza

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Something colorful.

I paired my pretty watercolor dress with something colorful from Chop Zuey. This group gift necklace called Warlock is a men’s gift, but I was easily able to size it to fit my female avatar. It works nicely for men or women either one. It has a silver pendant with a color change bead (I included a photo below of the hud to show you the options) all on a black cord.

The group is 350L to join, but currently there are gifts out for both men and women (and the men’s gift is very unisex in my opinion as you can see), and the creator is generous with regular gifts, making this group well worth joining.

Happy Hello Summer hunting. I hope you find all 10 outfits at Brii’s Underground! And enjoy the gifts at Chop Zuey. Until my next post, enjoy your day!

Chop Zuey Warlock Hud

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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

Outfit 1:
Hair – Mina – Dionne
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – She Sells She Shells Necklace and Earrings (Free to all Gift)
Full Outfit (includes shoes & make up) – Brii Underground – Luda Summer Style Complet Outfit (1L for the in-store Hello Summer Hunt)

Sim Location – Netherwood

Outfit 2:
Hair – Catwa – Zoey
Bracelets – Breathe – Ataraxy Bracelets in Pink
Full Outfit (includes shoes & make up) – Brii Underground – Lucy Summer Style Complet Outfit (1L for the in-store Hello Summer Hunt)

Sim Location – Binemust

Outfit 3:
Hair – Spellbound – Forgotten
Necklace – ChopZuey – Warlock Mens Necklace (Free Group Gift/Group is 350 to Join)
Full Outfit (includes shoes & make up) – Brii Underground – Karolina Summer Style Complet Outfit (1L for the in-store Hello Summer Hunt)

Sim Location – Horizons Seren

Astrids Signature


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Kiss Me Maybe

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I was exploring The Wash sim after doing my shopping… checking out the carnival and I found a kissing booth and couldn’t resist checking it out. The pose puts you in position inside with your hands sort of over your mouth as if to say “no kisses today!” which I found amusing, but fitting because I was wearing a cute pair of “Kiss me” hawt pants from Roped Passion’s that had other ideas in mind!

Check it out!

You’ll want these hawt pants for yourself. I’ve included a picture of the front and the back, just so you can see how cute they are! I may not be handing out kisses at the kissing booth… but these hawt pants have their own ideas! And they were only 10L at the Roped Passion’s Cart at the Cart Wash Sale!

6 Pants Choices:

  • All you can eat Hawt Pants
  • Binge Watching Hawt Pants
  • In Case of Emergency Hawt Pants
  • Kiss This Hawt Pants (shown)
  • Slippery When Wet Hawt Pants
  • Spank Itself Hawt Pants

Sizes available for each:

  • Standard sizes XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Add a splash of color!

I wanted to add some color (and Pride) to my outfit and stopped by the Luminesse Cart to pick up the rainbow bracelets you see in my pictures. These too are only 10L and are resizeable too! I think they are a perfect addition to my outfit and highlight something that is important to me, so I was happy to find them at the Luminesse cart among the other pretty baubles! Pick up your Pride and show it off today! Of course if you just like rainbows that works too 😉

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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 – Truth – Marisol
Bracelets – Luminesse – Confetti Rainbow Bracelets – Multicolor (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Top – paper.arrow – crop.tank white
Shorts – Roped Passion’s – Kiss This Hawt Pants (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Shoes – Roped Passion’s – Nanauli Sandals Hudded

Sim Location – The Wash

Astrids Signature


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Stood Up

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Stood up.

He said we had a date, and I was all decked out. Dressed to the nines. Fit to kill. You know how it goes. You find just the gown at ALB that can’t be passed up, especially since it’s free. I opted out of the full skirt and kept it simple, going only for the slinky white part with the draping back and the low cut neckline and then I waited at the door but he never showed up. It’s a good thing the dress didn’t cost me anything… or I might have more in the way of revenge than just petty aggravation on my mind.

Of course if you have an upcoming date, you can get this dress too… and it comes in all the right sizes: fitmesh XS – XL as well as Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and TMP.

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Pairing things up.

I had a flair for dramatics. (So does he… I’m sure he’ll have some excuse.) So I added this jewelry from Lazuri to my dress. It’s the current group gift out. I’m showing you the necklace and cuff bracelets, but there were also rings and earrings too. They are even color change, with a choice of silver or gold metal and an ability to change the color of the pearls as well. Lazuri frequently sets out large sets of color change gifts, so though the group fee is 250L, it means a lot of jewelry for your group fee.

I wonder if he’ll show up late to pay the ticket for the bottle of wine I ordered…

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Guiliana
Jewelry – Lazuri – Prana Necklace and Prana Cuff Bracelets (Free Group gift/0L/Group is 250L to Join)
Dress & Shoes – ALB – Shani gown NYEve & heels (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Flux Sur Mer

Astrids Signature


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Entice Me, Baby. I’m the Real Thing.

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The Cart Sale has begun!

As Love mentioned here, the biannual Cart Wash Sale began yesterday, and that means fabulous 10L and under goodies for shoppers like you and me!

Entice me, Baby!

I stopped by the Entice Cart and right away I fell in love with the “Get Busy Dress” in red. It comes with a hud with three texture options (all various red versions) and standard mesh sizes with an excellent alpha layer. There is an optional chain belt which I chose to don for my picture so you could see it. It is separate, however, so you can wear the dress without it.

The finishing details!

This dress from the Entice Cart is pretty all on its own, but a few finishing details never hurt anyone right? Especially if they are classy and well made! My gorgeous red pearl set from Real Evil Industries is an older gift but it is so well made you would never know it. It is FREE from the Marketplace. Just drop it into your Marketplace Cart and you are well on your way to enjoying the spoils!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia – lips and cheeks colored with Catwa Head hud
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Where We Belong
Necklace & Bracelets – Real Evil Industries – Christmas Pearls Set (0L on the Marketplace) – first blogged here.
Dress – Entice – Get Busy Dress – Red (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Mara Sandals

Sim Location – Kekeland

Astrids Signature


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Eclectic Essences at Kustom9

Gacha Kustom9 Hello Fab Free’rs I hope you’re doing well. It’s been a minute since I did some gacha-ing and there are several cute gachas waiting to be played at the current round of Kustom9. You know I can’t resist skin gachas, and especially not when the Essences gacha is set at 75 lindens per play. Also, ieQED has some sweet summer bangles at just 29 lindens per play.  These gachas are really just two of many but they caught my attention first! haha

This beautiful skin is one of the 12 Arwen gacha prizes from Essences at Kustom9. These gachas include Lelutka head applier only. Matching body appliers can be found for sale at the Essences main store. Of the 12 total versions in various skin tones, 10 commons and 2 rares. Pru is wearing the Arwen #9 which is one of the common prizes in the dark01 tone. I personally rarely wear the darker tones, but when I tried this one on, it was just too pretty! It really is a beautiful skin. It also looks lighter or darker depending on your windlight settings, which really just makes me like it even more. At just 75 lindens per play, if you’re a Lelutka head wearer, you need this skin or one of the other equally beautiful versions in your inventory!

I was so excited when I saw that ieQED had a gacha at this round of Kustom9. These bangles are so cute, and are the type of jewelry you could wear with anything. The ieQED gacha is just 29 lindens per play. The rare gets you a color change hud, I wasn’t so lucky, but I’m thrilled with the three bangles I did get. How cute is that pineapple?! Truly I feel like these little “eclectic” bracelets capture the fun of summer perfectly. There are 10 total bangles, and the rare hud will give you the option of picking between 5 metal tones and 6 gem colors.

So you can get a good look a the other Essences and ieQED gacha prizes at Kustom9, I’ve included a copy of the gacha keys below. Good Luck!
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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – MINA – Yenna – Pastel – Past Gacha

Head – LeLutka Mesh Head-ARIA

Eyes –  IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Head Applier – Essences – #09 Essences [ArwenD01] – 75L per play @Kustom9

Body Applier – Essences: Maitreya Applier Hud *Dark01*

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

Bangles – ieQED Eclectic Bracelet Gacha – 29L per play @Kustom9

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*Pose by Indigo

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Touch Not Da Boobies!

I love different looking things and this outfit by Rowena is indeed different. It reminds me of a protective garment with these beautiful spikes. It says “Hey – stay away from my beauties!”. I find that Rowena is a versatile designer and has a nice collection of outfits for sale at her shop(s). Many of the items are available as gifts and Midnight Mania prizes. Her group is FREE to join.

I have included 3 pictures below, one with a closeup of the corset.
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Creola is wearing:

Dress: Rowena Springflower {RS} – Brianna Corset & Skirt (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Hair – Alli&Ali – Ursala Caramel – (free April group gift / 0L / free to join)

Necklace – Vintage Jewels – Dulce necklace – Woman Hunt prize

Bracelets –  Bracelet – Blue Couture – Dark Silver Rubies Bangle  (Free gift/no group needed)

Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Classic Peep Blk Patent $79L

Adios
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A TuttiFrutti Selfie!

Happy Easter!

Have I mentioned, in the last two minutes, how much I LOVE Easter?  I remember when I was a little kid and my grandmother would put together these amazing Easter baskets…filled with all kinds of goodies…and I got to wear something pretty!  Today I am showing you an adorable little FREE *Happy Easter!* dress from *TuttiFrutti*.  I love that this dress isn’t your usual Easter attire, with bunnies and such, the overlapping circle design and muted colors give it a retro feel and it’s FREE!
A TuttiFrutti Selfie!
Of course, I had to go hunting to find all kinds of fun accessories and boy did I score!  The fabulous Mesh Mobile Phone (with HUD) is only 1L from ::No Cabide::; on the Marketplace.  The phone does not come with a hold animation or pose…however, the HUD gives you six great texture options for the case…now that’s a pretty sweet deal for only 1L!  My “teeth” are actually an applier [:T:] Parted Lips Tattoo Layers [FREE] from [:Tuli:] on the marketplace.  There are 7 layers which vary how much of your “teeth” are showing…and absolutely FREE!

The super fun jewelry is from CHOP ZUEY COUTURE JEWELLERY… the multi colored bangles are a FREE gift for Fabulously Free (no group required)…and you add each bangle separately; so you can easily mix and match to your heart’s desire! The necklaces are also attached individually and come with color coordinating earrings.  The necklace and earring sets are also FREE  with the 250L group join.  Saving up the linden to join this group has paid off 100 fold…Belle Roussel is incredibly generous to her group members…thank you Belle! ❤
A TuttiFrutti Selfie!

My hair is one of the current lucky board prizes (no group required), Asami, from **D!va** Hair.  This hair has two bang options, bun on or off option, AND a ponytail you can add! My nail appliers, Summer Skies, from Ch’Know are only 20L (fingernails and toenails sold separately) on their Marketplace store. The Happy Easter Bag Dollarbie is only 1L from MDL on the Marketplace.
A TuttiFrutti Selfie!

These gorgeous shoes, Seattle, are available at the Comic Fashion Fair, from Essenz. The SLURL is a forced landing point so you will need to search for the store once you land. The shoes are compatible for Slink Mid Feet and, once you find the brightly colored gift package, they will cost one whole linden (1L)!  Now THAT’S as sweet as jellybeans!

Happy Easter and stay Fabulously Free! ❤ ❤

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Xiu is also wearing…

Skin –  –Glam Affair– Aria Skin – Asia – (Previous Gatcha item at the Arcade)
Eyes – IKON Eternal Eyes Black
Lashes (#1) – *REDGRAVE* Eyelashes – 11 – Showgirl         ***I wear 2 sets of lashes at a time***
Lashes (#2) – ::BB:: Mesh lashes V.01 (SLEB black)
Hands & Feet by Slink
Pose – I made the pose myself with Animare
Sim – My Private Residence
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A Day at the Beach in LUAS, *Chipmunk* Clothing and Kakia Designs!

Today was so beautiful, I decided to pack a bikini and head to the beach! I slipped on my LUAS TYENE WHITE Mesh Camisk/Dress (50L on the Marketplace), grabbed my Kakia Designs (NH) Signature Newport Bag (FREE on the Marketplace), and threw my lotion, glasses and little *CC* – Mesh Bikini – Gift Red (1L on the Marketplace), from *Chipmunk* Clothing Store, in it and headed out to Baja Norte.  This adorable dress from LUAS is so versatile…you can wear it as is or you can wear the sheer version…it also comes with the beautiful chest ribbon, flower crown and two arm bracelets!
~A Day at the Beach~The beach was packed with people, birds and other wildlife and it was hot…so I ducked into a building and changed into my *CC* little red bikini; so I could take a swim and cool off.  I tucked my sundress into my  FREE Kakia Designs signature Newport Bag and took off for the surf!
~A Day at the Beach~
I had a blast swimming, surfing, building sand castles and watching the pelicans in the surf.  Good thing I did my nails this morning with my FREE FLAIR  (no group join) Fingernail/Toenail Slink Appliers A/E …in Watermelon…they looked perfect with my dress and bikini!

~A Day at the Beach~
Happy Shopping and see you at the beach! ❤ ❤

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Xiu is  also wearing…

Skin –  –Glam Affair– Aria Skin – Asia – (Gatcha item at the Arcade /current round closed)
Eyes – IKON Eternal Eyes Black
Hair – TRUTH HAIR Melita
Dress – LUAS TYENE WHITE Mesh Camisk/Dress (50L on the Marketplace)
Bikini – *CC* – Mesh Bikini – Gift Red (1L on the Marketplace), from *Chipmunk* Clothing Store
Hands & Feet by Slink
Nail Applier – FLAIR  (FREE no group join) Fingernail/Toenail Slink Appliers A/E …in Watermelon
BagKakia Designs (NH) Signature Newport Bag (FREE on the Marketplace)
Poses by aDORKable Poses
Sim – Baja Norte

 

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