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Variation is <3

Variation is <3

Fishing is the reel deal.

Hello, dear readers and welcome to another Saturday Feature! While I’m not much for fishing when it comes to real world leisure time, I’ve since discovered that this activity in Second Life can be quite addictive. Interesting and free prizes always prove to be a great motivation and this is especially true at Sn@tch, an awesome store that regularly holds fishing events where you can try your luck with catching full outfits and more! When I saw the advert for the current round I just couldn’t resist in indulging that festive feel once more, even with Halloween a week or so behind us. Trusty fishing rod and a bucket of bait in hand, I headed on over to Sn@tch to see what the prize filled waters had in store for me.

The results are in!

As it turned out I was pretty lucky and at the time of writing this, I’m only missing one piece of the Spooky Mix and Match ensemble that’s being offered for this round of fishing at Sn@tch. That single pair of system tights continues to elude me and while I’m determined to lure them out, let’s get into the details of what I did catch.

To the left is a sweatshirt and leggings combo that I’m sure to be wearing around the grid as the days get chillier. While I’m only wearing one of the sweatshirt options (Pumpkin) there are six other cozy tops available with seasonally appropriate prints for your choosing. All sweaters come in five standard sizes (XS-L) and have their own alpha layer. As for those quirky Skeleton Leggings, they come in a set of seven different eye-popping colors. As stated above there are classic pants layers available for these leggings but if you’re using a mesh body never fear as there is an Omega applier hud waiting to be fished out as well.

Speaking of pieces of clothing to be fished out, the boots that I’m wearing on the left is available in the prize package as well. You needn’t mesh feet to fit into these stompers as they come in five standard sizes (XS-XL) with a shoe base and alpha layer. This strappy pair are just perfect for stomping in puddles.

And when you’re done with your rough and tumble, change it up with something more whimsical. The Spooky Mix and Match prize also comes with a sparkly crop top (five standard sizes XS-XL) and a spidery full-length skirt (four standard sizes S-XL). Both pieces of clothing include an alpha layer in their respective folders to help with the fitting. I adore this combination for it’s lovely and well-textured glitter, it provides just the right amount of shimmer and shine for this outfit to be worn on those glitzy SL nights.

While we’re on the topic of effortless glam the last outfit in the Spooky Mix and Match prize package is the Undead Bodycon dress. You’ll be able to choose from five different colors for this form fitting number and it comes in five standard sizes (XS-XL) with an alpha layer. I think I’ll never get tired of dressing up as a spooky skeleton girl with this dress on. So to recap, the Spooky Mix and Match fishing prize at Sn@tch contains twenty-four pieces which are one pair of boots, one full-length skirt, one crop top, five bodycon dresses, seven sweaters and seven leggings. A casual fishing rod costs 100L and can be purchased at Sn@tch or on Marketplace but its a great investiment as you can fish to your heart’s content.

Sprinkle in those little extras.

If you’re looking to expand your hair collection, GeMyles Couture is offering four mesh hairstyles in different colors for free on their Lucky Letter boards. You don’t need a group tag to participate and the letters change out fairly quickly. I managed to grab all three hairstyles in the picture above in under an hour or so but they are frankly, worth the wait. Coming in different lengths and styles, they prove to be the perfect quality topper (literally!) to any outfit.

You might also notice that I’m wearing a different pair of shoes for the picture on the right. These are a Halloween Gift that’s available at the ChicChica Mainstore for free (just find it at the base of the staircase) These shoes are made for the Slink High, Maitreya and Belleza mesh feet. I just can’t get over the beautiful bow and vivid orange and purple coloring.

It’s also worth a mention that the poses I’m using in the pictures are the Fabulously Free in SL group gift by One Creations. Since becoming a blogger I’ve realized I need a wide diversity of poses and am glad that to have discovered One Creations and their fluid poses. The store is currently part of the Menstuff Hunt so if you know a guy looking to add to his pose collection, go and do some hunting! (Psst the prize is 1L) For more information on the FabFree group gift, it was blogged fantastically {HERE} by Kathryn.

 

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On Sheidey…

Left

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair –GeMyles Couture Kala (Lucky Letter Prize/0L/No group required)
Eyes – !nfinity Redrum (Spookzilla Hunt Prize)
Top – Sn@tch Pumpkin Sweatshirt (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Leggings – Sn@tch Skeleton Leggings (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –Sn@tch Bam Stomper Boots (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

Middle

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair –GeMyles Couture Venus (Lucky Letter Prize/0L/No group required)
Eyes – !nfinity Redrum (Spookzilla Hunt Prize)
Top – Sn@tch Sparkle Crop (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Skirt – Sn@tch Spiderweb Full Skirt (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

Right

Skin-7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair –GeMyles Couture Kylie (Lucky Letter Prize/0L/No group required)
Eyes – !nfinity Redrum (Spookzilla Hunt Prize)
Dress – Sn@tch Undead Bodycon Dress (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –ChicChica Dolores (Halloween Gift/0L/No group required)
Feet –Slink High

Poses: One Creations Model Set 1 (FabFree Group Gift/0L/No group required)

Sim: Private location

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Be Still My Gothic Heart

Be Still My Gothic Heart

Gothic is still in…

If you think I have to put away those amazing Halloween Gifts creators put out for us, think again. I’m re-purposing mine into fashionable Gothic accessories. Chop Zuey has always been generous with both group gifts (the join fee is 350L) and free to all gifts, and though I didn’t manage to show off this Skull of Corruption Necklace in time for Halloween, I knew it would have a place in my Goth-at-Heart wardrobe.

This necklace is one of the newest group gifts that you can pick up at Chop Zuey with your group tag. There are also two free to all gifts that match it (earrings and hair sticks) as well that I’m not showing. Those you can pick up nearby to get a beautiful matching look.

The little black dress…

I love little black dresses, and I love that there are so many ways to make a little black dress. They can be plain, business, creative, sexy, Gothic, or what have you! I was really thrilled when I saw that Meva had put out this nicely detailed little black dress for group members as a gift. It only comes in a size for Maitreya, but you might be able to fiddle with it to get it to fit a standard avatar.

I love the metal rings and straps and sexy cut outs. This is a real winner. The group join fee for Meva is 100L, but there are currently a total of 5 beautiful group gifts out for you to pick up, making it well worth your fee to join, if you’re not already in the group.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia in America 01
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Nataline
Necklace – Chop Zuey – The Skull of Corruption Necklace (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 350L to Join)
Dress – Meva – Anaja Dress (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)

Sim Location – Invictus

Astrids Signature


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Almost Ready for Halloween

Almost Ready for Samhain

It’s Almost Halloween!

Are you costume ready? If you’re the type that likes to dress up, then you may want to stop by Purplemoon Creations for the October group gift pictured above. The Sayyida Outfit in white has a definite pirate feel to it and includes the dress, gloves, and trifecta hat for your dressing up pleasure. Of course you can skip the hat if you don’t want the costume ‘feel’.

Included Sizes!

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass and Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Standard mesh sizes

But That’s Not All!

As Love mentioned in her post [Here] for your 50L group membership, not only do you get the group gift for this month, but you also get access to the current hunt that’s going on. There are 10 mermaids hidden on the sim with lovely prizes such as Love showed in her post. Hurry as time is running out. You only have two more days to snatch up these lovely items!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia in America 01 (available @ Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Edyta
Outfit – Purplemoon Creations – Sayyida Outfit in White (Free Group Gift/0L/50L to Join Group)

Sim Location – Ironwood Hills

Astrids Signature

 


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My Secret Garden On Tuesday

My Secret Garden on Tuesday

It’s 25L Tuesday! Time to stock up on your roleplay wardrobe! On a Lark has out another lovely dress for the ladies… and again it is one that is versatile enough to be for roleplay or everyday. You can pick it up in a myriad of colors for just 25L each and this pretty dress comes in fits for Maitreya, Freya, Venus, Isis, Hourglass, Venus, and Werwolf. There are no standard mesh sizes in the package and it does not include an alpha, though if you did some fiddling, you might be able to get it to fit a standard avatar.

I decided I needed a place to lounge about and found the perfect seating courtesy of Crys Secret Garden. They have generously put out a gift for FabFree members.

Just join the FabFree group FREE by coping and pasting secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about into local chat, clicking the link, and then joining the group.

Teleport to Crys Secret Garden and pick up this lovely rock garden with daffodils free! It includes 5 sits and is only 6 prims.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia in America 01 (available @ Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Edyta
Dress – *On a Lark* – Divi in Berry (25L for 25L Tuesday – Today only)

Seating – Crys Secret Garden – Grassy Daffodil Rock Cluster Original Mesh 5 Sits (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar Roleplay Sim

Astrids Signature


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Falling for Sweaters

Coming soon to FabFree

The days are getting shorter, and the air is getting cooler (allegedly, unless you live in a southern climate like me :P).  It’s my favorite time of the year, cute and cozy sweater weather!  I’m in love with this Halloween-y sweater dress group gift from S@BBiA (free to join).  To round out the outfit, I added pieces from Sn@tch’s 7 Seas Fishing outfit, Coven.  Shown here are the boots, leggings, earrings and choker necklace.  (If you would like to see the rest, check out Love’s Post!).  You will need a 7 Seas fishing pole to get these items.  They start at $100 L, and are worth the investment!
Coming soon to FabFree

My favorite outfits in Second Life are definitely the ones I can see myself wearing in real life, and I would wear this one everyday!

~All the Things~

Coven leggings, boots, choker, earrings – Sn@tch 7seas Fishing – FREE

Jumper – S@BBiA Group Gift (free to join) – FREE

Realistic Brown Eyes – The Skinnery

Christy Pale Skin – Lara Hurley

May Luxe Box Hair – Magika

Lara Mesh Body – Maitreya

Jessica Mesh Head – Catwa

Woo!


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In the Dark

In the Dark

In the spirit of longer nights and shorter days, I decided to put together a spookier outfit. I don’t always dress up for Halloween, but I do love the holiday. This dress and hat when I put them together gave me a little thrill, and the price was perfect too.

You can score this dress (in all the standard mesh sizes) for FREE by slapping the midnight mania board at LOoLOo‘s. No group required. Hurry though, it locks down at only 15 slaps… though my dress was delivered well before midnight, so it’s possible that it is one of those boards that locks more than once in a day. I like the details on this dress as well as the cut.

I paired it with a ladies one piece top hat and veil from Pixel Box. This is a 5L marketplace hunt. You visit their marketplace store and hunt down the item. It will only cost you a little time and 5 little linden. I thought it added a nice macabre touch to the dress without going overboard.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Viktoria in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Youth
Hat –  Pixel Box Designs – Steampunk Hat Whisper (5L Marketplace Hunt – 5 Days Only)
Dress – LOoLOo – Knockers Dress (Free/0L/MM Board/15 Slaps to lock)

Sim Location – Ironwood Hills

Astrids Signature


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Happy Days

Coming soon to FabFree

When I heard Les Fees Endormies had a set of 5 retro style dresses for only 10L each, I ran over there so fast I left skid marks!  These lovely tidbits come in mesh sizes for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza.  This picture is shown on the Maitreya body, but I also tried these dresses on a variety of original body shapes with great success.

Coming soon to FabFree

7 Deadly skins offers monthly group gifts on top of a wall full of mini and midnight manias.  I slapped the mystery surprise midnight mania and was gifted with this beautiful, lightly freckled set of OMEGA head appliers in the skin tone of oak.  Natural and rich tones, with a hint of eye makeup makes this a skin I could wear every day.

~All the things!~

Location – 50s Housewife Clubhouse Community

Retro Dress – LFE – $10L

Sena Skin in Oak (Omega appliers) – Midnight Mania at 7 Deadly SkinsFREE

Chunky Pumps – HOC Industries (no longer available)

Brown eyes – The Skinnery

Lara Mesh Body – Maitreya

Jessica Mesh Head – Catwa

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Holding on to Summer

Coming soon to FabFree!
While many parts of the world are starting to embrace fall, we here are stubbornly clinging to summer temperatures.  And that is okay, because it is giving me the perfect excuse to wear this beautiful sundress FabFree group gift from Snowpaws.  The package includes 10 mesh sizes for just the right fit.
Coming soon to FabFree!

ChicChica currently has a jeweled headband as a free gift.  Its wonderfully made with lots of detail.  I tried it on with a few dozen hair styles (I have a bit of a hair addiction problem!) and it looked great with just about every one.

~All the Things~

Amery Dress in Green – Snowpaws – (Fabfree group required, free to join) FREE

Headband – ChicChicaFREE

Ami Hair – Truth

Realistic Brown Eyes – The Skinnery

Christy Pale Skin – Lara Hurley

Lara Mesh Body – Maitreya

Jessica Mesh Head – Catwa

Woo!


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Red Hot

Red Hot

I have a red hot deal for you to snag up. Stop by Legendaire and slap the subscribo… and pick up this red hot number of a dress in all the standard mesh sizes (as well as popular mesh body types) for FREE as a new subscibo member! A quality alpha is also included in the box.

My pretty hair is one of the three FREE gifts from tram that Love mentioned in her post [HERE]. Join the group FREE and pick up this lovely mesh hairstyle in silver FREE. There’s another longer style in silver out, as well as a pair of pretty gold earrings.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Viktoria in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – tram – F719 hair in silver (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Lipstick – Avenge – Lovely Gloss applier for Catwa – red
Dress – Legendaire – Paola Dress (Subscribo Gift/0L)
Shoes – Luas – Dorothy Shoes

Sim Location – West of the Rain

Astrids Signature


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Atomic

Heyya FabFree!

atomic

I spied this swell little number at Eclectic Stars curtesy of our own FabFree Designers notices and I had to pick it up. ‘Cause 1950s, baby!

This is the Swing Dress in ‘Atomic’ and you can pick it up too for free. Just put on your Fabulously Free Group tag and slap the board. Atomic comes in Fit Mesh sizes XS-XL as well as appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, SLink and TMP.  I just love the hep cat vibe with the little orbiting atoms… very keen, Daddy-O. 😉

If you haven’t heard, to pick up this group gift, you will need to have your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag activated (It’s free to join!).  To join the group, copy and past the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet– Slink mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hairelua – Ursala
Shoes – Alyce – Maryjane Pumps

Dress – Eclectic Stars – Swinger Dress Atomic – (FREE/0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift) – group is free to join

 

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