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Getting ready

Getting ready

The need to unwind

It’s been a pretty busy couple of days for me out in the real world (the kind that leaves you feeling as if you’ve been trampled on by a small herd of elephants). While all of this stampeding activity is far from over I thought I’d take advantage of a lucky little lull to sneak onto SL for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Seeing how it’s St Patrick’s Day, a green outfit was in order and happily enough Baby Monkey’s new free group gift, Else, was just the dress for this occasion. This quarter sleeved, collared shirt dress has a chic retro vibe to it that’s accentuated by the pretty bowed belt at its waist. The cherry blossom print of the Else dress not only adds a dash of sweetness to the outfit but a lovely contrasting white as well. What I adore most about this new group gift, however, is its versatility. You’re able to wear the blouse and skirt components as one single outfit or wear them individually to mix and match with other pieces of clothing in your inventory. The gift package includes a hud which lets you switch up between two different colors (warm green and bright blue) for the blouse, skirt, and belt, opening up more combinations for you to play around with. Sizes include:

Blouse:

  • 1 Fitmesh size with alpha layer
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Belleza Venus, Freya, and Isis
  • Maitreya

Skirt:

  • 1 Fitmesh size with alpha layer
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Belleza Venus, Freya, and Isis
  • Maitreya

Dress:

  • 1 Fitmesh size with alpha layer
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Belleza Venus, Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya

The Baby Monkey Group costs 20L to join and to add the Else dress to your collection you’ll just have to pay the vendor 1L before getting an instant refund. Use that dollar to snap up the other current group gifts at the store as well (past group gifts cost 10L each).

Getting ready

Accessorize

Speaking of eye-catching colors, the Aishas set from Legendarie certainly fits the bill very well. These lovely fuschia heels and matching clutch bag are a free gift for everyone, meaning that you don’t have to use up group slots or tap any sub-o machines to get your hands on them. There was no way I could pass up on these flirty strappy slingbacks (only made for Slink high feet, however) and the fact that there’s a matching clutch thrown into the mix just sweetens up the pot. There are two different versions of the clutch bag included in the gift package, one worn on your avatar’s hand and the other worn higher. You’re able to move, rotate and stretch the clutch and permissions are set to copy so do make backups before editing. I’m not sure how long this pretty gift will be out for so get it ASAP.  Legendarie is a generous store that set out free gifts fairly regularly so I would recommend putting it on your ‘must watch’ list. Though there’s a 99L group join fee there are tons of past gifts to pick up at the store.

Hairstyles

One of these days I’ll stop writing about the Liaison Collaborative’s birthday round but that day clearly isn’t today. There are so many great free gifts by awesome designers and I was really excited to discover that there’s not one but two hairstyles that you can snap up at the event at no cost at all. The Ullrika hairstyle from EMO-tions is a great messy updo that allows you to just toe the line when looking for something elegant by not too formal. The pretty braided details of the Ullrika hairstyle are a very nice touch as well. In the gift package, you’ll receive

  • Two versions of the Ullrika hairstyle, one for larger chests
  • Huds for the Black/White, Blondes, Brunettes, Reds and Pastels palette colors. Each hud contains eight tones and a resize script
  • Fatpack of tattoo hairbases for classic avatars
  • Hairbase appliers for Catwa, Lelutka and mesh heads using the Omega system.
  • Hair alpha layer

The Liaison Collaborative’s birthday round is running until the end of the month so go and snap up your gifts if you haven’t already.

And that’s a wrap. I’ve got my keys right here and I’m pretty sure I haven’t left the stove on. Time to hit the grid and take a peek at those Fifty Linden Friday offers. Happy St Patrick’s Day! I’ll catch you guys later!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Maren
Hair – EMO-tions Ullrika (0L @ The Liaison Collaborative)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (past free gift)
Dress – Baby Monkey Else (0L/Group Gift/20L join fee required)
Shoes and Clutch – Legendaire Aishas (0L/No group tag required)
Feet – Slink High

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim: Private
-Screams-


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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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Took a wrong turn

Took a wrong turn

Lost again

Hmm…this club has got a pretty solid farmyard concept going on though those patrons over there are definitely taking the funky chicken way too seriously. Oh, who am I kidding? I should have just asked for directions to the latest social hotspot instead of teleporting about willy nilly. Talk about being all dressed up with nowhere to go. -sighs- Enough with feeling sorry for myself, even if it’s too late to make a splash at some glitzy club with my outfit, I can still talk to you Fab Readers about it so let’s get on with the details! I’ll work from the top down as we have a lot to get through!

More hair accessories

No hair addict worth her salt is going to let a sale slip her by and when I saw that Fabia Hair was having a weekend Spring Sale I quickly er…sprung into action. While I was at the store oohing and ahhing over the fabulous hairstyles I spotted a little sign for this cute hairband displayed along with their group gifts and upon closer inspection saw that it was a donation item set out for the Spoonful of Sugar event to benefit Doctors Without Borders. Of course, I couldn’t resist adding it to my accessory collection. It’s sweet red and white color scheme and well-made hearts simply screamed at me to get a copy for my own. When I unboxed it, I discovered that you’ll also get a lightbox version of the headband with blinking lights in the hearts. Awesome! The headbands cost only 10L so do consider picking them up if you choose to stop by Fabia Hair’s 50% of Spring Sale. The sale itself is running until the 12th.

Birthday round

The Liaison Collaborative is celebrating it’s Birthday Round this month with the majority of participating merchants putting out a free gift at their stalls. While I was there I picked up the Stickwitu (do you remember the Pussycat Doll’s song of the same name?) dress from the Entice booth. This sleek bustier dress is certainly a saucy little number, isn’t it? I do love the eye-catching black on red color scheme and those symmetrical lines draw the gaze to just the right places. More importantly, the gift folder contains the following sizes:

  • 5 Fitmesh sizes (XXS-L)
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Belleza Venus, Freya and Isis
  • Tonic Fine and Curvy
  • Maitreya
  • Ebody
  • TMP

There is also a nifty alpha layer included which certainly helps with the fitting. The Liaison Collaborative is running until the 30th of this month so hop on over to scoop up your free copy of the Stickwitu dress and more.

Fishnets

With all the talk about Sn@tch from Love {HERE}, {HERE}, {HERE}, {HERE} and Pru {HERE}, I decided to take some time to explore the new store build. Unfortunately, I haven’t really had to time to break out the fishing rod or to stalk the Lucky Letters but I did manage to snag this week’s Sn@tch and Grab. It’s always difficult for me to shop for socks, what with needing both appliers for the Slinks and classic clothing layers for the rest of my legs so I’m pretty thankful for stores like Sn@tch that pack everything in one folder. Their Fishnet Collection 2016 is on sale this week for 50L. Not only will you get a wide selection of fishnets (5 tops, 5 bottoms, gloves, stockings, and bodysuit) they’ll come in classic clothing layers as well as easy to use omega applier huds.  I’m wearing the fishnet tights in the picture above with the corresponding layer applied to the Slinks and was pretty happy with the results.

Took a wrong turn

Skin Sale

I’m sure all of us have one store that we visit routinely and for me, one of those is WoW Skins because of the Lucky Letter boards and Midnight Manias. Since they’ve joined the 30L Saturday and 35L Sunday events, however, I’ve been more than happy to stop by this skin store more often. Upon on sale is the Relitha skin (pictured above in the tan tone) All of WoW Skins products carry that signature glossy look and I really liked the eye makeup on Relitha, especially the wing tipped effect of the mascara. The Relitha skin package contains:

  • Two system skins in cleavage/no cleavage options
  • 1 Omega face and body applier
  • Brow shape

There are four other tones (Milk, Bronze, Darktan and Golden) up for sale as well going for 30L each.

Shoes

It’s been a while since I’ve snagged some free shoes for myself and was really happy to discover that Moda was offering the Cybele leather heels as a free gift for the Secondlife Frees and Offers group. These gorgeous heels are only for the Slink feet but you’ll get three different eye-popping animal prints (snake, zebra, leopard)  on the body of the shoe in your gift folder. If you’re not feeling up to walking on the wild side there is a classic all black version of the Cybele heels (shown) included in the prize package as well. The Secondlife Frees and Offers group is free to join, so if you have a slot open hit the group up and pick up your gift. While you’re there, try your luck on the no group needed lucky chairs or hit the midnight mania board there’s no group tag needed for that as well.

And that’s a wrap. Maybe I can still salvage this situation and get these chicks over here to help me coax the local goat into at least wearing a party hat instead of eating it. Till next time guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- WoW Skins Relitha (30L/For 30L Saturday)
Hair –Exile Seethe (Past FLF)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Headband – Fabia Hair Accessory for SOS (10L/For Spoonful of Sugar)
Dress – Entice Stickwitu (0L @ Liaison Collaborative)
Fishnets – Sn@tch Fishnet Collection 2016 (50L/For the weekly Sn@tch and Grab)
Shoes – Moda Cybele Heels (0L/SLFO Group Gift/No joining fee required)
Feet – Slink High

Pose: Elephante

Location: Giardini Di Vita

-Screams-


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Vintage? Or New Age?

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Vintage… or New Age?

The Vintage Gacha Fair is open until March 19th and you can visit it to pick up old Gachas for 30L a spin, plus there is a free gift at every booth! I picked up two gifts that inspired me to put together a creative look and I can’t decide if its vintage flapper or new age woman… but I love it none the less!

My arm bands, choker, and headband were free at the Vintage Gacha Fair courtesy of Sweet Kajira, and when I put them on they fit like a dream and I knew I needed to find something to match. I was pleasantly surprised when I ran across another gift at the Fair that stole my heart… or rather my eye.

If you stop by the BlackPearls booth, also at the Vintage Gacha Fair and nab their free gift, you’ll get the headdress with eye-patch that fit just perfectly over the top of my Sweet Kajira headband. I only had to edit it just a tiny bit to pull it out from my hair so my hair didn’t poke through. And the two were a match!

Off to find a dress…

I knew that I needed the perfect outfit… or in this case – dress – to go with my outstanding accessories. Black Rose didn’t let me down. They have set out their March group gift and it is beautiful. The group is free to join, making the gift free as well. When I paired it with my Vintage Gacha fair finds, I couldn’t decide if my look was Vintage Flapper Woman or New Age Gal, but I loved it anyway!

Sizes included for the dress:

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

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Fiona
Headband, Armbands, & Choker – Sweet Kajira Subh Collar & Armband, Subh Crow &  Bracelet (0L free to all gift @ The Vintage Gacha Fair)
Headdress w/ Eyepatch – BlackPearls – Cold Winds (0L free to all gift @ The Vintage Gacha Fair)
Dress – BlackRose – Maya Dress Chevron (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Idle Rogue

Astrids Signature


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For Spring

For Spring

Getting totally side tracked

To be honest, I had a more casual outfit planned for today’s post. One gown a week is already a bit much but two in a row? I was lucky that my clumsiness didn’t kick in during this latest trek to send me rolling off my perch and into some poor picnickers lunch. As it was, I was crossing my fingers as I tried out various poses in the hopes of finding one that lived up to this dress. It’s called the Queen of Spring and hopefully, I’ve struck on something aptly…majestic?

Well! -coughs- Let’s get down to those all important details shall we? The Queen of Spring gown is out now at Blue Moon Enterprise as it’s very timely March group gift. It’s available for free to all group members but if you’re not currently one and have a group slot you want filling up, the group is free to join as well. There’s a lot to love about the Queen of Spring gown, with it’s plunging neckline and dramatic leaves and violets arrangement which act as the clasps to hold the cape together but it’s the little details that I really appreciated. Like how the cool shamrock shades are just a little darker around the waist to give it a look of a wrapped bodice or how the gown, armbands, and cape are subtly dusted with a layer of shimmer. Speaking of the cape, why did flexi go ‘out of style’ in SL again? I love how soft and flowing it looks when it moves around the gown.

The Queen of Spring gift folder contains:

  • Four Standard mesh sizes (XXS-M)
  • Flexi prim cloak
  • Violet shoulder piece (front and back respectively)
  • Mesh armbands
  • Separate alpha layers for the gown itself and the armbands.

I don’t RP much, if at all and I certainly won’t be able to pull off an elf/woodland fairy/princess/queen thing but if you RP or just look great in fantasy clothing, BlueMoon Enterprise and it’s finely made wares is certainly a store that you should keep an eye on.

And that’s a wrap. Next time around I’ll hopefully be in something more modern that is if I survive cleaning out the ol’ SL inventory. Catch ya later guys! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Maple
Hair – Truth Zoya (0L/Group Gift/350L joining fee required/blogged by Kat {HERE})
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Dress – BlueMoon Enterprise Queen of Spring (0L/Group Gift/No joining fee required)

Pose: Le Poppycock

Location: Le Sixieme Sens

-Screams-


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The simple things

Field of flowers

A field of flowers

Or at least a hut that’s filled with some. The blacksmith who owns it and his wife were rather perplexed when I asked if I could take some snapshots in this half tumbled down shack on their property but the wildflowers were just too pretty to ignore; knowing my luck my next choice would probably have been somewhere that would have given me a bad case of poison ivy. Anyways, this modest backdrop proved to be perfect for the theme that I was going for; simplicity. With a game like SL, it’s often easy to get carried away with bright colors, outrageous prints, and giant pig hats but once in a while, you’ll find a dress that’s so quietly elegant that you’ll have to have it.

I’m talking about Azul’s February group gift. More often than not empire dresses will help you achieve a very flattering silhouette and that’s exactly the case when you slip on this lovely off shoulder number. I simply adore the cut of this dress but if you’re worried about it being too simple the bodice is decorated with subtle patterns to add that little bit of oomph (do people still say oomph?) to this understated look. Neither black nor white is going out of style anytime soon so this dress is a keeper. It comes in the following sizes:

  • 5 Fitmesh sizes (XXS-L)
  • 1 Fitmesh Slink size
  • 1 Fitmesh Maitreya size
  • 1 Fitmesh Belleza size

Included in the gift package is a nifty alpha layer as well as an added flexi skirt to give you dress some flowy movement. If you’re a little bit puzzled as to why I’m talking (writing?) about February’s group gift when we’re now well into March, well, Azul has a lot (and I do mean a lot) of their past group gifts out (judging by the names gifts come on the regular as well). They’re all gorgeously designed, well made and absolutely free as there’s no cost to joining the group.

Field of flowers

Shimmer and shine

At first, I had intended to present the dress without any accessories. It’s beautiful as is and able to stand on it’s own but then I stopped by the Marketplace and came across a store called Kosh and it’s wide selection of dollarbies. The Rapture necklace and earrings caught my eye as I felt that they had a cool steampunk look to them (they reminded me of gears and bolts welded together). When I put them on, though, I discovered that the green gem in their centers was rather reflective and had and faintly glowed. It was a really nice, detailed touch. There are no resize scripts for both pieces of jewelry but permissions are set to mod and copy so you’ll be able to make backups if stretching or moving of prims go awry. The Rapture necklace and earrings cost 1L respectively and do poke around the Kosh store as they have other interesting dollarbie accessories and clothing items.

And that’s a wrap. Mr. and Mrs. Blacksmith have asked if I wanted to stay for lunch and the food smells too good to decline their offer. Let’s just hope the owls remember their table manners. Catch you guys later!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Maple
Hair – Lock & Tuft Ashley
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Necklace – Kosh Rapture Necklace (1L @ Marketplace)
Earrings – Kosh Rapture Earrings (1L @ Marketplace)
Dress – Azul February (0L/Group Gift/No joining fee required)

Pose: Elephante

Location: Valomeri

-Screams-


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Patchwork Goodness

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More goodies.

I showed you some Graffitiwear goodness in my last post here, but there was another dress I couldn’t resist at the Graffitiwear main-store that I had to pick up. All I needed was the Graffitwear group tag (it only cost me a mere 5L) and I was able to pick up the March Springtime Dress as a free gift. It’s all kinds of patchwork yumminess and I couldn’t pass it up!

It comes in these sizes:

  • Classic Mesh XS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Since it’s March…

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up in about a week, I couldn’t pass up adding a little touch of green to my outfit. I found these pretty toe rings by ECCO jewelry for Slink mid feet on the Marketplace for just 10L. They only fit Slink mid feet so be sure you have the right feet before you purchase them! But aren’t my footsies cute!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Brenna
Toe Rings – ECCO – Footsies Toe Rings Rose Green (10L on the Marketplace)
Dress – Graffitiwear – Springtime Dress 2017 March VIP Group Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/5L to Join Group)

Sim Location – Giardini di Vita

Astrids Signature


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A Touch of Lace

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Something lacy.

We’re well into March and the days of green and shamrocks, but I was visiting Graffitiwear and the subscriber gift really caught my eye. It is this pretty pink lacy dress that I just really had to have. And all you have to do is click the subscriber and this dress is yours free! I love that it is an applier dress (I do love applier clothing) and I really like the mesh skirt panel that adds a nice dimension to it.

What comes in the box:

  • System Layers for standard avatar bodies
  • Applier for TMP, Omega, Slink, and Wowmeh
  • Rigged mesh skirt panel in standard sizes XXS – L

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A little sparkle.

I also stopped by Chop Zuey just to see if there was anything new. There is a pretty “Heart Brillante'” gift out that fit with my new dress just perfectly. I picked up the necklace and ring both as the free group gift (the group is 350L to join but the gifts are always generous and plentiful). I love the sparkle and they resize easily too. There is a set of matching earrings out as well and those are free to all if you want to pick those up.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Youth
Necklace & Ring – Chop Zuey – Heart Brillante’ Necklace & Ring (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 350 to Join)
Dress – Graffitiwear – Peppermind Babe Dress (Free/0L/March 2017 Subscriber Gift)

Sim Location – Summer Trace

Astrids Signature


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Stranded

Stranded

A crumbling lighthouse and

Nothing but sea for miles and miles and miles. I was hopping from sim to sim in search of the perfect backdrop for my latest finds and it seems that I’ve gone and stranded myself quite literally in the middle of nowhere ( oops -sad trombone sounds in the distance-). As I take a break from trying to find a way off this lonely little island (those payphones on the pier could be the answer) I suppose I could tell you all about this little look that I pieced together. -Clears throat- Here goes;

The start of the month is always such an exciting time by way of scooping up those group gifts. If you’re in an awesomely generous group like MOoH! however, things are spiced up even more with raffles, monthly gift cards and group discounts thrown into the pot. I always get a little excited when I visit MOoH! to take a peek at their weekly 50% off group deal; needless to say, it was just impossible to get the gift card out fast enough when I caught a glimpse of the Hope dress. It’s also impossible to pinpoint which feature of this dress is my favorite. From it’s pretty white and rose pink color scheme to its flowy tired drawstring skirt everything about it simply screamed spring readiness and I was very happy to add it to my ever-growing collection from MOoH! The Hope dress comes in a plethora of sizes as well which include:

  • 5 Standard mesh and Fitmesh sizes (XXS-L)
  • 1 size for the Maitreya mesh body
  • 1 size for the Slink Physique and Hourglass bodies respectively

The Hope dress is only on the group discount board until the 9th of March so hurry down to grab your copy. While you’re there don’t forget to snag your group gift as well, Love has showcased the outfit {HERE} and tap the gift card and raffle boards too. Good luck!

Marketplace ink

I’ve been looking for some new ink to try out for a while now and stopped by the Marketplace to see if I could ferret out some good deals. Turns out I was really spoiled for choice and it took me a good while to finally decide on the Hise tattoo by Wolf Studio because the beautifully intricate patterns distinctly reminded me of Henna. The best part is that the Hise tattoo cost only 1L and both classic avatars, as well as avatars with mesh bodies, will be able to enjoy it as the tattoo comes in:

  • Classic tattoo layers (both fresh and faded)
  • Appliers for Maitreya, Belleza and Slink mesh bodies (both fresh and faded)

The appliers are all fitted into one easy to use Hud so you won’t have to worry about inventory clog.

Do the dip dye

Discovering new hair stores are always great and one of the newest additions to the Fabulously Free in SL group gift list pointed me right in the direction of EscalateD. While I’ve caught glimpses here and there of this particular merchant on Flickr the hustle of SL often takes me in the opposite direction so it was great to have the Ashlae acting as an anchor to keep me on the right track. The Ashlae hair is a great casual style which is available to you for free with your free FabFree tag activated. There are two versions of the hair included in the gift package, the normal one and a slightly larger version for chestier avatars. What I really like about the Ashlae hair is its dip dye style that you can modify to your mood and preference using a nifty hud. With it, you’ll be able to choose between fifteen different vibrant tones for the base color as well as the streaks.

While you’re at the store there is another free (no group needed) hair gift to pick up as well which severs as a color tester and if you’re so inclined you can join the EscalateD group for 150L to take advantage of the group perks (lucky letters, midnight mania board, generous group gift and store credit.)

And that’s a wrap. I really need to find my way off this island, someone needs to be home to feed Commander not to mention the owls and the horses and the ducks and the pelican and…you get the picture. Till next time guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair – EscalateD Ashlae (0L/Fabulously Free in SL group gift/No joining fee required)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Manicure – Koffin Nails Hypnotic Hearts (Past XOXO Hunt)  
Tattoo – Wolf Studio Hise (1L on the Marketplace)
Dress – MOoH! Hope (50% off Group only discount/Group tag required/100L join fee)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Madame Reve

-Screams-


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So Enchanting

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A touch of fantasy.

The Tie the Knot Hunt (which runs until March 24th) is all about weddings… but I came across a free prize (in all the popular mesh body sizes plus a quality alpha) that would make not only a lovely wedding dress, but also would be perfect for roleplay. So I found myself adventuring to find the perfect setting and backdrop to show it off.

I ended up in a field of lavender wildflowers, that perfectly set off the lavender ties in the corset part of this dress. For 0L, I imagine you’ll want to pick up this beautiful gown from K&A Design too. Just stop by K&A Design and search for the wedding ring box and this lovely dress is yours free.

Sizes in the box:

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

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Lalora
Dress – K&A Design – Flauna Gown (Free/0L for the Tie the Knot Hunt)

Sim Location – Revenland

Astrids Signature