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Fishing for a Good Deal

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I absolutely adore when Sn@tch puts out their 7 Seas Fishing Grab Bags! Yesterday this generous creator put out their Fish 4 This Fall Grab Bag and I couldn’t be pleased peachier with the 20 gift items that I pulled “out of the water” with my re-usable fishing pole. (You all save those to reuse right?! right?!)

Just a few of the little things!

I wanted to show off a few of the things from the Sn@tch grab bag, but there is so much more to be had… dresses, sweaters, stockings, you name it. 20 items total! But pictured above were a few of my favorite items that I put together into an outfit to share with you:

  • Charlotte Hair (mini natural pack) … great colors!
  • Deadly Matte Lipstick (system layers and an omega applier!)
  • India Beaded Halter (Standard mesh sizes)
  • Daydream Blue Jeans (system layer plus Omega applier & prim cuffs)
  • High Heeled Sneaks (unrigged mesh, I adjusted and hid my Maitreya feet and these worked great!)

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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 – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, Charlotte Hair Mini Natural Pack (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Lipstick – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, Deadly Matte Lipstick Fall Pack (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Shirt – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, India Beaded Halter in Brown (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Jeans – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, Daydream Jeans in Blue (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Shoes – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, High Heel Sneaks in Fall (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)

Sim Location – Val d’Orcia

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She’s a Little Runaway

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“No one heard a single word you said
They should have seen it in your eyes
What was going around your head”

“Oh, she’s a little runaway
Daddy’s girl learned fast
All those things he couldn’t say
Ooh, she’s a little runaway”

I captured this picture and thought… now this is the outfit I would like to runaway in! And who knows, maybe you would like to runaway in it too! Of course it would be great for a date night or just casual wear, but if not… runaway, runaway!

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Autumn Gift

It’s hard to believe that autumn is almost here! Paisley Daisy put out their autumn group gift to celebrate. The group join fee is just 50L and the creator puts out a monthly gift to make it worth joining. I love this sweet chocolate dress that is this month’s gift! It comes in several sizes to fit mesh bodies, including regular fitmesh sizes XS – XL, plus Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza sizes.

New Hair!

Like clockwork, KoKoLoReS has set out their monthly group gift, proving once again that their join fee is worth it. This month is the pretty gift hair called “Jin” which I am wearing in the picture above. It includes a hud of natural colors as well. It’s a flirty style and would work well for casual days and flirty nights, and it fit my catwa head without any adjusting.

Well I’m off! I still feel like running away for the day! Who knows what adventures I will get into… but I can’t wait to find out! Happy shopping and gift hunting!

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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 – KoKoLoReS – Jin (Free Group Gift/Group is 250 to Join)
Dress – Paisley Daisy – Sweet St. Chocolate Dress (Free Group Gift/ Group is 50L to Join)

Sim Location – Elysium City of Templemore

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Sheer Days and Glitter Nights

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If you are in need of a few sexy cocktail dresses for the month of September, [::FAX::] has you covered (or barely covered in the case of one of the dresses…). One is free and the other will only cost you 10L if you aren’t already a member of the Third Life Group. I think once you see these variations on the “little black dress” you’ll want them both!

Sheer Days!

The September group gift from [::FAX::] is sheer… and absolutely beautiful and pictured above. The [::FAX::] group is free to join making this gorgeous black wrap dress with the slim waistline belt free to pick up. It is sheer lace that somehow manages to give just enough coverage to keep things PG-13 with daisy accents and little rhinestones in the center of the daisies. This is a dress that goes zero to sexy in a nano-second and comes in all your favorite mesh sizes!

Sizes available:

  • Fitmesh sizes XS – L
  • TMP
  • eBody
  • Ocacin
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Curvy & Fine
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Glitter nights

Right next to the regular [::FAX::] group gift, is their Third Life Group Gift offering. It is just as lovely and is the glitter mini dress in the wrap style pictured above. The picture doesn’t do it justice as it has a lovely shimmery texture that really does seem to glitter.

If you’re not a member of the Third Life Group, the group will only cost you 10L to join, and it gives you access to gifts in stores across the grid, making it well worth the tiny fee. This dress also comes in a variety of sizes to suit your needs!

Sizes available:

  • Fitmesh sizes XS – L
  • TMP
  • eBody
  • Ocacin
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Curvy & Fine
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Debra
Necklace – =Zenith= – Leather Rope Pearl Necklace in 3 colors
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes with texture change hud

Dress 1 – [::FAX::] – September Split Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Dress 2 – [::FAX::] – Glitter Mini Dress (Free Third Life Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join)

Sim Location – Eliza Wierwight’s PATRON

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Wine Country and a Smoke

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Time to use your imagination a moment… I have brought you another roleplay post, courtesy of the Gimme Gacha group which has been incredibly generous with the group gifts at their events lately. This month if you visit the Imaginarium Gacha event with your Gimme Gacha group tag on, you can pick up group gifts from around the event and I am pleased to show off a roleplay look I put together with a few of the free gifts!

Entice me…

I’m used to Entice providing quality outfits, but I think this is the first time I have seen them put out a roleplay gift. I was thrilled with this “Fairy Nightsongs” gift that they had set out for free near their gacha machine. It comes in XXS – L Fitmesh, Maitreya, and Slink Hourglass & Physique and has lots of great details, plus I love that it had the mid-drift showing so that I could show off another gift I found that I really liked…

Blowing in the wind…

Notice my belly tattoo? This tattoo by Fallen Gods (yes they gave another Gimme Gacha free tattoo gift! 😀 is called windy and it is so pretty! It delicately surrounds your belly button and if you look close their is a dandelion in seeded form blowing in the wind. You’ll get system layers and Omega appliers, and the tattoo comes in 3 colors: Black, Gold, and Turquois.

Speaking of wind…

What do you think of my windblown hairstyle? Personally I love it! And it’s the free gift from Love! It’s called Self Entitled and perhaps I felt a little self entitled as I put on the flowing locks. You’re going to get a full free fatpack of hair with this gift by wearing your Gimme Gacha group tag so picking this one up is well worth it!

Have a pipe and some wine…

I took a moment for some special treats from two different vendors. One was Moon_sha who was giving out these Barrels Grapes & Sacs as their group gift. The whole piece comes together as one set and all together is only 1 prim. That’s hard to beat! And it’s free! It makes a great little addition for roleplay furniture (did I mention it’s free?).

Since I was near the makings of wine country, I decided to have a smoke and I fell in love with the gift from Akume Drops — this Japanese Pipe. It is highly detailed an includes a smoking animation (that works great with animation over-rides) as well as a reasonable amount of smoke. The particles are not overdone but are just right to look realistic. Both of these gifts are really nice touches and excellent free roleplay props.

Lots of other things…

There were MANY other gifts at the Imaginarium event. Be sure to stop by and get them all!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Love – Self Entitled (Free Gimme Gacha Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @ The Imaginarium)
Pipe – Akuma Drops – Kiseru Japanese Pipe Gift (Free Gimme Gacha Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @ The Imaginarium)
Tattoo – Fallen Gods Inc. – Windy Tatoo (Free Gimme Gacha Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @ The Imaginarium)
Outfit – Entice – Fairy Nightsongs in Gold (Free Gimme Gacha Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @ The Imaginarium)

And Stuff…

Barrels & Grapes – Moon_Sha – Grapes Barrels & Sacs (Free Gimme Gacha Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @ The Imaginarium)

Sim Location – Private Location

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By the Sea

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Sometimes I prefer to browse the Marketplace for goodies when I’m in that “stay at home” mood. I found a couple of nice Marketplace gifties that are sure to brighten your day. Once I was ready to explore, I finished off with a group gift from one of my favorite Steampunk stores!

The perfect outfit

In doing a little Marketplace hunting I ran across this ZHO outfit by Petry Shop. It includes a shirt and skirt as separate pieces with nice detailing and great geometric textures! For only 20L, I snapped it up and didn’t have to leave my linden home. 🙂

Outfit sizes included:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

Strike a pose

I also picked up a gift pose from a little Marketplace store called Naomi Shop. This pose, called Naomi Gift Pose, is perfect for photography, and is just 10 little linden. If you take pictures in Second Life, you’ll want to add it to your inventory!

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By the sea

My pretty seahorse necklace is a free group gift by Pixel Box. You join the Pixel Box group free, don your new group tag, and pick up this pretty necklace. It includes a texture change hud, which I’ve included a picture of below so you can see the variety of choices you have!

As an extra special touch, the necklace is mesh body sized, and includes sizes to fit the following mesh body types: TMP, eBody, Maitreya, Eve (Slim & Pulpy), Belleza (Freya, Isis, & Venus), Slink (Hourglass & Physique), and Tonic.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Jennie
Necklace –Pixel Box – Necklace Seahorse (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Outfit – Petry Shop – ZHO Outfit (20L on the Marketplace)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes with texture change hud

Pose – Naomi Shop – Naomi Gift Pose (10L on the Marketplace)

Sim Location – Chelsea by the Sea


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“Bee” Beautiful

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“Be” Beautiful!

I love the message on the group gift I found for you today! “Be your own kind of beautiful” is just the kind of message we all need to hear now and then as a lovely reminder 🙂

I picked up this pretty dress at GeMyles as a Fitmesh Fantatics Group Gift. You just need to be a member of the Fitmesh Fantatics Group (the group is free to join) and stop by the GeMyles main-store to nab up this pretty dress for free! It comes in fitmesh sizes XS – XL.

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More “Bees” please!

Not only are we “Being” beautiful but I have a “bee” and flower gift to show off that is simply stunning! I showed you the latest Meva group gift in my post here and mentioned that there were 9 total group gifts out to be had. I wanted to show off some of the others and decided that this beautiful bento ring set was perfect with my outfit!

These rings are made to fit bento Maitreya hands and you get a Daisy and a Bee for your right and left hands. The group is 100L to join, but remember, there are currently 9 group gifts out to be had for your join fee!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Kizzy
Rings – Meva – Bento Rengs Daisy and Fly (Free Meva Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join)
Dress – GeMyles – Tiffannie Sleeveless Tank (Free Fitmesh Fanatics Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Boots – ECRU – Renegade Boots

Sim Location – [ Elysion ] – *Note – Sim is group access only

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Nymph or Dancing Girl?

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I always feel like it’s pretty special when I can find gifts to put together a free roleplay outfit. Especially one that I feel is top quality. I’ve already shown you some of the great gifts to be had at the Gacha Garden in my posts here and here, but I wanted to make sure that I put together a roleplay look when I discovered that several quality roleplay creators were involved in the event!

Nymph or Dancing Girl?

I’m not sure if I feel like a Nymph or a Dancing Girl in this silk and chains outfit by Broken Style, but I do know it is beautiful. This free gift at the Gacha Garden by the Broken Style gacha machine includes a skirt and top that are separate and come in one Maitreya Lara size.

The top includes the mesh arm wraps that move beautifully with your avatar (I didn’t have any clipping issues at all) so they would be perfect for dancing and they worked great with my Animation Override. The detail on the chains and the breast plates is simply stunning.

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The Tattoo…

I picked up the free gift bag at Fallen Gods and saw that it was a tattoo and wasn’t sure what to expect… and then I was blown away at how beautiful this forehead tattoo was. I was even more thrilled at the fact that it is a full fatpack of colors — 19 colors in fact. You’ll get system layers if you are still rocking your system head as well as Omega appliers for mesh heads. I found it easy to apply the tattoo to my Catwa head. (Color shown is “blood.”)

The Crowning Glory…

Near the Kite gacha machine I picked up the free gift and it gave me what became the “crowning glory” of my outfit… this flowered crown of roses. Inside the free gift package is three different colored rose crowns: pink, rose (shown), and white. So you’re sure to find a color to match other roleplay outfits as well as this one. It was also easily editable to get it to fit with my head and hair. I just stretched it a bit and adjusted it and voila, it was perfect!

Enjoy the gifts at the Gacha Garden and if you decide to wear this out to roleplay, Happy roleplaying!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Ryleigh
Flower Crown – KITE – Camp Joey Gift Pink Crown, Rose, Crown, and White Crown (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Forehead Tattoo – Fallen Gods Inc. – Kamal face tattoo (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Outfit – Broken Style – Karim (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)

Sim Location – Revenland Roleplay Sim

Astrids Signature


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Still Unpacking!

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With 61 gifts at the Gacha Garden, I feel like I can’t possibly show enough to do them all justice… but as I was unpacking some of them this morning, I realized that there were so many beautiful home and garden gifts for creating a relaxing outdoor area that I didn’t want to neglect the “stuff” portion of the gifts. So while I want to show off a few fashion items today, Today’s post also features quite a few decor gifts as well!

New Tresses, glasses, & a bracelet

In the picture above I want to first mention a few things in the close-up. You’ll need the Gimme Gacha group tag to pick up these free gifts, but the Gimme Gacha group is free to join, making all of these gifts free!

First is my pretty tresses by Ayashi. These free locks have an anime feel, you’ll get a fatpack of cute colors, and they include kitty cat ears that you can hide or unhide (I chose to hide them for my picture). So this hair is great if you want to use it for a Neko or other “kitty” style.

We must be on a sunglasses kick here at Fabfree because I found these Sunglasses as the free gift near the Sweet Lies gacha machine and I knew I had to have them. They are very oversized when you first put them on but are modifiable. I did some stretching here and there to make them work for me, but you might like the oversized look. I love that the creator left them modifiable so that they are so easy to make fit to your avatar!

Tie it with a bow… on your wrist! At the Breathe gacha machine, this pretty free bow tie bracelet bangle was the gift and you get it in both black and white to match a variety of outfits. I was pleased with the pretty feminine look!

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One more…

The last fashion item on my list is this sexy little mini dress by Entice covered in cherries. It’s the free gift by their gacha machine. In your gift package you’ll get fitmesh, Maitreya, and Slink Hourglass & Physique fits for mesh bodies. It even has a little white bow at the cleavage to match the bracelet I showed you in the picture at the top!

Onto the “stuff”

It can sometimes be hard to find good free decor gifts, but the Gacha Garden had creators who were generous with home and garden gifts this round. In the picture above, only the vines are from my inventory… everything else is a free gift.

FREE Home and garden gifts pictured above:

  • Fence – unKindness – Stained Garden Fence Set (1 prim per piece)
  • Lantern – Velvet Whip – Decorative Tin Lantern Gift (1 prim)
  • Bucket – Cherry House – Courtyard Hut Bucket Gift (1 prim)
  • Vase with Flowers – 22769 – Homegrown Gift Vase with Garden Flowers (3 prims)
  • Hanging Chair – Day Dreamer – Chair Swing Giftie (3 prims)
  • Potted Plant – Chez Moi – Potted Plant (1 prim)

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Sunglasses – Sweet Lies – Sunglasses Sweet Lies Original (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Bracelet – Breathe – Bow Bangle (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Hair – Ayashi – Ahri hair Anime Set (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Dress – Entice – Dixie Fried Dress in Cherries (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Panties – Maitreya Lara (included with Maitreya Body)

And stuff…

Vines & Groundcover – Balderdash – Saiygewood – Fairy creepers
Fence – unKindness – Stained Garden Fence Set (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Chair – Day Dreamer – Chair Swing Giftie (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Lantern – Velvet Whip – Decorative Tin Lantern Gift (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Bucket – Cherry House – Courtyard Hut Bucket Gift (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Vase with Flowers – 22769 – Homegrown Gift Vase with Garden Flowers (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Potted Plant – Chez Moi – Potted Plant (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)

 

Sim Location – Private Location

Astrids Signature


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The Wind at My Back

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There’s a cool breeze on the air as summer starts fading here at the end of August and I’m ready for September days… but I plan to enjoy these last warm breezes with some summer dresses. And I’m thrilled with the gifts that I’m finding that are letting me do just that.

A special dress

Meva has out a new group gift dress for us ladies to add to their collection of group gifts in the group gift section. The dress is Maitreya fit only but there are two colors in the package… the cream I am showing you as well as a charcoal color. The group is 100L to join, but currently there are 9 past group gifts you can pick up. So if you are new to Meva, that’s a nice little group of gifts to pick up for your group gift fee.

New hair

I stopped by the Gacha Garden as I got a notice that there are currently 61 free gifts to be had at the event! I went right away to check it out and was thrilled with the loot I came away with. I couldn’t wait to show you my favorites.

I have three just in this post, including this beautiful fatpack of hair called Eevee by Analog Dog. Find the Analog Dog gacha machine and pick up your gift by clicking the little bag. You’ll need the Gimme Gacha group tag, but the group is free to join, making the fatpack of hair an absolutely free gift!

Maya and Teeth

An affair… with skin!

Glam Affair has a free face applier as their gift at the Gacha Garden! I was so excited to see this beautiful applier called “Maya” as their gift! It’s in the American skin tone with lovely freckles and a pretty mouth shade. It’s perfect for that girl next door look but also lovely enough for a glamorous outfit too. And since it too is a Gimme Gacha gift, it’s FREE!

She’s got teeth!

Cae’s gift had me “hooked” from the moment I unpacked it! I love their Sharkteeth necklace and earrings set! The set even includes a color change hud so you can choose between silver, brass, or gold! And like the other Gimme Gacha gifts, it’s free! 😀

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Analog Dog – Eevee (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Jewelry – Cae – Sharktooth Necklace & Earrings (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Dress – Meva – Gift August 2017 (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join)

Sim Location – Le Sixieme Sens

Astrids Signature


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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