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Old World Style

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A little old world style.

I’m gearing up for the first of the year, but first I’m enjoying a bit of old world traditions. I found a Christmas gift that is still out that you’ll want to snag before it disappears that made me feel stylish enough to go out and enjoy feeding the birds at a location that reminded me of such pleasures.

The gold is the thing.

This gold dress by Orquidea is mesh with split sides and beautiful detailing. It’s not quite glitter or sequins, but it has enough shimmer to make it beautiful in any setting. Join the group for a tiny 10L and you can pick it up free under the Christmas tree. There was also a regular monthly group gift out that you could pick up as well. It includes all the standard mesh sizes and a good quality alpha for standard bodies.

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In the details.

I stopped by Genre, and like most events right now, you can pick up gifts. The Sn@tch booth had a little bag set out that you could buy for 0L and this classic black cloche hat and these gold spiral earrings were inside… yours as a free gift. They matched my new gown perfectly and I knew I had to take them home. There were lots of other booths with goodies set out for you to pick up for FREE, so it’s well worth the trip. Hurry before you miss the treats!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier – (99L @ Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Chantal
Hat & Earrings – Sn@tch – Genre Mongols Gift (Free to all gift @ Genre/0L)
Dress – Orquidea – Jessia Open Gown in Gold (Free Christmas Gift/0L/Group is 10L to Join) – hurry, not sure how long it will be out!
Shoes – Pure Poison – Mara Sandals

Sim Location – The Village & BarDeco

Astrids Signature


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Snowflakes Are Falling

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Snowflakes are falling.

I found a gift I had to show off to you. Snowflake stockings! These pretty stockings are a FREE Peace on Earth hunt gift from House of Ruby and I just fell in love with the pretty snowflake pattern on the back of the blue stockings. They have a pretty lace trim up around the thigh. For your hunting time, you’ll get appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega to suit all your mesh body needs. I took a picture of the back because these babies were too cute not to show off.

A Stop by the Cart Wash!

The back of my dress is just as pretty and is a 10L find at the Winter Cart Wash Sale. I picked up the Eve dress by Aleutia which comes with a texture change hud allowing you to choose between 5 colors for just 10 little linden. That’s a lot of dress for your money. Warning… the dress is a bit sheer. It’s lacy and pretty but if you’re modest, you might want to invest in a pair of panties or a bra to wear under it.

Sizes it comes in: Maitreya, Slink – Hourglass & Physique, TMP.

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To finish off the look.

Chop Zuey has started their 12 Days of Christmas Advent and you don’t want to miss out! There is a member only gift area (one for men and one for women) and a free to all gift area. So three gifts will be set out each day: one group gift for men and one for women and one free to all gift. The group fee is 350L to join, but you’ll be getting a lot of gifts for your join fee, and the creator is generous throughout the year too!

I picked up this texture change Fleur Delique set on Day 5 at Chop Zuey (it was a ladies group gift). Don’t worry, if you miss a day, you can still pick up past days, so if you like this jewelry set go down and pick it up. It came with a texture change hud that allowed for a myriad of color changes for each part of the necklace for so many different options. This one is well worth picking up!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier – formerly at Kustom9
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Libby
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Fleur Delique Texture Change Set (Day 5 on the Advent Calendar/Group Required/350 to Join the Group)
Dress – Aleutia – Eve Fatpack (10L at the Cart Wash Sale / Direct TP)
Stockings – House of Ruby – Snowflake Stockings for Her (0L for Peace on Earth Hunt)

Sim Location – Private

Astrids Signature


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Everything Has Its Wonders

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“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in therein to be content.” – Helen Keller.

Another dark exploration?

On my last sim hop in my post [Here] I explored a dark cafe. I failed to mention that while I was there snapping my pictures, there was a hospitable couple also there who chatted amicably with me — Mr. and Mrs. S.

The gentleman, Mr. S., asked to take my photo. I said sure. Later, to my surprise, a notice popped up in my Flickr feed that I had been tagged in a photo, and in case you are interested, the result of the mysterious Mr. S.’s photo can be found [Here]. I think it’s a rather flattering shot.

I was doing some skimming for group gifts and I came across an advertisement for em@il’s applier leggings. The style caught my eye and I wanted to put a look together. And long story short… I wanted something dark, because something in me was longing for the wonders of the darkness. Not in a negative way, but in the way one longs for silence before a band plays beautiful music. That’s how I ended up at Hazardous. (The sim you see in this post’s pictures.) It’s really a fabulous place to visit… but I don’t want to give away the secrets. You really must go there for yourself.

What do the leggings that inspired the look include?

The leggings are a FREE group gift from em@ail (the group is FREE to join) and there are quite a few very pretty past group gifts still out at em@il for you to check out while you are there picking up this one.

What you’ll be getting in the package: appliers for system bodies, Maitreya, Slink, Omega, TMP, Eve, Brazilia, Belleza, and KL. That’s a lot of versatility! You’re sure to find an applier for you!

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Dangerous measures…

A girl has to have dangerous hair to go with dangerous curves (like those great leggings gave me). So when I saw the gift out at Sintiklia I made a beeline. Of course you better hurry too. Right now there are two ways to pick up this gift.

Want the Free to all hair?

If you want the Colors and Pastels version of this hair, you can pick it up as a free to all gift, no group required. Just pay 0L and it is yours. This is a limited time offer, and I hear that it will be gone by the time the week is out. Be sure to teleport to the shop and nab this one up from Sintiklia right away.

Want the fatpack?

You’ve got a little longer on this offer. If you join the group (the fee is 100L) you can pick up the fatpack (110 colors tint pack) … that’s a lot of hair… you can pick this hair up as a group gift. Keep in mind that it is a 4 in 1 hair. You get the rigged mesh back with 4 different bang options. It is also unisex. I’m including the vendor advertisement below to give you a better idea of what you are getting with this really terrific deal.

But put a bow on it.

I finished up my look with something a little softer. After all… I originally reminded you all that there is “wonder in darkness.” So I picked up the FREE group gift (the group is FREE to join) at Baubles. This pretty pair of bow earrings that you can see in my close-up picture above is a nice touch to any outfit and comes with a color change hud with 4 metal options. Danger not included.

Until our next adventure! See you then.

Hair Freeze 4 in 1 group gift+free limited

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier (featured at Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Sintiklia – Hair Freeze in Colors & Pastels (FREE to all gift – limited time only – hurry) – there is also a fatpack available as a group gift/group fee to join is 100L
Earrings – Baubles! by Phe – BowEarrings Box includes hud with 4 metal colors (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Tanktop – Beautiful Dirty Rich – Halter Top Pack (1L on the Marketplace) – blogged [Here] by Love
Jacket – Foxes – Free Love – Leather Jacket – Mural – Wolf
Pants – em@il – Crossing Leggings (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Mara Sandals

Sim Location – Hazardous

Astrids Signature


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Time for a Little SaNaRae

SaNaRae GiftsHello There Fab Free’rs, I’m back with some Fabulous “Halloween” gifts from the SaNaRae event. I know I know, Halloween has come and gone, but really it’s a state of mind, isn’t it? Okay maybe only in my world! Still the current round of SaNaRae started October 25th, and it’s ending on November 18th. That means there’s about a week left to snag several FREE group gifts. I picked out a few of my favorites that I thought looked well together. I call this look “the everyday goth”. I hope you like it!

Starting with the dress, it’s what caught my eye the most. I’m usually not into skulls, just a personal thing, but sometimes I think they work and for me this works. This FREE SaNaRae gift is by BADA. The dress comes in a single mesh size, and of course includes an alpha layer. Aside from the skull design on the top, I really like the almost iridescent look to the blue-green colored skirt.

Next up, these earrings are the FREE SaNaRae gift from Oxide. The best part about these, in my opinion, is that they look so well made. I instantly feel like they’d be heavy. The textures are also nice. This pair of earrings includes a color change hud that lets you pick between 3 dark colors for the stone, and gold or silver for the metal tones. I also like that the metal textures have more of a “brushed” look than an ultra shiny metallic look.

To go with the earrings, I chose this thin black choker with the little silver cross. This FREE SaNaRae gift comes from a shop called C.ment. In the package you’ll find this version of the choker, and one with a red cross rather than silver. The jewelry can be sized via touch script for easy fitting. I will say I had to size mine up quite a bit. I guess I have a big neck! lol That said, I love that chokers are so in right now.

Lastly, I adore this manicure by Nanika, also a FREE gift at SaNaRae. I have seen this spiderweb pattern with a black french tip before, but I think this version is particularly well done. It’s pretty and understated enough that it doesn’t scream Halloween, but still has that playful aspect. I would wear this every day. This manicure set comes with a single hud that works with Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya compatible nails.

**To get these Fabulous Freebies, you’ll need to join the SaNaRae group, and wear your group tag. The SaNaRae group is FREE to join.**

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – eXxEsS : JANA A

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Skin/Head Applier – Essences – Digby

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Earrings – OXIDE – Aja Earrings Set – FREE Group Gift @SaNaRae/Group is FREE to Join

Choker – C.ment :: choker sanarae gift silver – FREE Group Gift @SaNaRae/Group is FREE to Join

Dress – ^BADA^halloween gift – FREE Group Gift @SaNaRae/Group is FREE to Join

Manicure – .::Nanika::. Nails “Spider” Halloween GIFT – FREE Group Gift @SaNaRae/Group is FREE to Join

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by WetCat

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Baubles! and Stripes

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I’m always thrilled when EvelineInTheBox sets out a new group gift, and I was not disappointed with the latest giftie. This pretty shirt with its upward dipped front, rivets at the neckline, and colorful stripes is not only fun, but also beautiful. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes as well as fitmesh sizes for a multitude of mesh bodies, including: Maitreya, Hourglass and Physique, Freya, Isis, and Venus. It fits like a dream and since the group is FREE to join, the gift is completely FREE as well.

I paired this boho reminiscent style shirt with a pair of earrings that I felt had the same feel. I picked up the Baubles! gift earrings FREE as a group gift as well. This group is also FREE to join. There were two other gifts setting out for you to enjoy… another pair of earrings as well as a pretty necklace.

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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 – Chantal
Earrings – Baubles! – Zene Earrings Box (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Shirt – EvelineInTheBox – Janele (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Pants – !gO! – Pocket Pants Girl in Denim Blue

Sim Location – Honeycomb

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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It’s Spooktacular…

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Right now if you head to Swank events you can participate in the Spooktacular Goth Hunt (there’s a haunted house at the event to visit too). Loki and I hunted around and picked up the matching FREE lingerie set at the House of Ruby booth in Slink or Omega appliers for mesh bodies. Just go to the booth and look for the little black rose, buy it for 0L and unpack and you’re all set for a special evening.

I paired my lingerie set with the Fabulously Free Group Gift from Beloved Jewelry. This pretty gold and blue diamond drop necklace and earring set was a perfect touch to finalize my sexy look. It’s classic jewelry and would be lovely with any style of outfit. Think casual to gown to wedding… you wouldn’t have to wear lingerie of course.

Just join the Fabulously Free group in world by pasting secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about in local and then clicking the link to join.

Teleport to Beloved Jewelry and pick up your FREE gift wearing your FabFree group tag.

It's Spooktacular...

As I mentioned before, Loki also stopped by Swank with me and picked up the hunt gift from House of Ruby. The men’s FREE gift is these glittery briefs in red which come in a Slink or Omega applier hud.

Loki paired his FREE briefs with an equally nice piece of FREE jewelry from Chop Zuey. Not long ago, he showed you one of the group gifts [HERE], but you can get the Gibraltar necklace in gold for FREE as a FREE to all gift for Fabfree members courtesy of Chop Zuey, no group required. As mentioned before, this necklace is resizeable, so though it is meant for men, it would make a nice ladies necklace too.

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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 – Magika – Itch
Lipstick – Avenge – Lovely Gloss applier for Catwa – red
Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry – Fabfree Gift (Lt Gold/Blue Drop Set) (Fabfree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Lingerie – House of Ruby – Spooktacular Goth Hunt Gift for Her (0L Hunt Gift @ Swank Events)

 

Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Necklace – Chop Zuey – Gibraltar Mens Necklace in Gold (Fabfree Free to All Gift/0L)
Briefs  – House of Ruby – Spooktacular Goth Hunt Gift for Him (0L Hunt Gift @ Swank Events)

 

Sim Location – The Cyprian Gallery

Astrids Signature


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A Gypsy’s Tale

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Hello FabFree! I’m back again today with a few more goodies! I wanted to show you a lucky letter prize I picked up at PoshTale. I really love PoshTale clothing. It’s wonderfully versatile… working well as either modern attire or as roleplay outfits. My top is a perfect example. This Kasai Fringe Top is a FREE lucky letter board prize at PoshTale right now and would work well for either genre. No group is required, just some luck!

This is an applier top and includes appliers for Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, TMP, and Omega. You also get two color huds for each. The plain and patterned hud each offer 8 color choices, for a total of 16 different tops with this one applier. If this top doesn’t suit you, there are 3 other lucky letter boards currently at PoshTale for you to try your luck at.

My hair is a FREE SLB13 gift from Hairology. We’ve been showing you lots of pretty hair gifts from Hairology… this one is called “Unity” by Damselfly, and like all the other SLB13 gifts won’t cost you a single Linden. It comes in two sizes (one is to fit larger busts) and is a full fatpack of colors.

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A part of me has always been a bit of a Gypsy at heart… and perhaps that is why I love this gift from Cellar Door so much. I picked it up as part of the SLB13 celebrations at We ❤ RP and it is yours FREE once you go to the Cellar Door booth there and click the cake and get your slice for your FREE gift. The box includes the necklace I am showing you, which is the rose gold color, as well as the necklace in black, bronze, gold, and silver.

I also picked up the Kunglers SLB13 gift while I was at We ❤ RP. It is a really elaborate and beautiful pair of earrings called Eliza Leaf. They are shaped like leaves and are embedded with small opals and have rose quartz wired to the tops of the metal leaves. They are really beautiful. This is a FREE gift that you won’t want to miss.

If you are a photographer in Second life and you liked my poses for this post, consider stopping by the Cart Wash Sale where you can pick up several very nice poses. My poses are by Picture Perfect. The Cart has single poses, couple poses, and even a group pose… all for only 10L each!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – Creme Duo eyeshadow appliers – Emerald Isle worn (75L on the Marketplace)
Hair – Damselfly – Unity (FREE SLB13 Gift/0L/@ hairology)
Earrings – Kunglers – Eliza Leaf Earrings – Golden Rose (FREE SLB13 Gift @ We ❤ RP)
Necklace – Cellar Door – Gypsy Chain Gift (FREE SLB13 Gift @ We ❤ RP)
Shirt – .PoshTale. – Kasai Fringe Top (FREE Lucky Letter Board/0L/No Group Needed)
Skirt – Mute – Gisele Skirt – Black (10L on the Marketplace)

Poses by Picture Perfect (10L each @ The Cart Wash Sale / Direct TP)

Astrids Signature


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gO! Today Only!

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Hello there Fab Free, this is a time sensitive post, so I’ll get right to it! As many of you know, gO! has been doing a daily advent gift for their group members. If you didn’t know, now you do! Each gift is FREE with your gO! group tag. The group is just 30 lindens to join, and there are often gifts. The advent gifts are only available that day. Today’s gift for the ladies is this incredibly cute sort of grunge holiday sweater. There are also separate advent gifts for the men. I haven’t been showing the advent gifts, though they are all really cute, because they are only available for the day. However, this one was just too cute to not share it with you!

To go with this too-cute-for-words sweater from gO! I also picked up these equally cute earrings at Tantalum for just $20 lindens. You’ll see gift boxes on a table, with holiday items for sale. These are the “Frosty Earrings”. I felt they were perfect for the sweater.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far. Take a minute, run over to gO! and get today’s advent gift before it’s gone! Remember, you must join the group and be wearing your group tag.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Lamb. Wake Up – Ombre Pack

Head – CATWA HEAD Jessica

Skin – [theSkinnery] Sienna (Catwa Applier) – champagne

EyesBuzzeri – [Buzz] Lillian Eyes – Hazel

Earrings – ~Tantalum~ Frosty Earrings

Sweater – !gO! Kaja sweatshirt  – FREE Advent Gift Day 10/Group is 30L to Join *Available Today Only!!

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Hands – Slink – Elegant 1 & Casual

Pants – MoDANNA [Madrid Collection] Skinny Jeans Grey

*Pose by Glamrus

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Finding Flowers in Your Soul’s Sanctuary

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The Twisted Hunt ends soon — October 19th to be exact — but it’s not too late to twist your way around the tunnels of cubes and grab last minute FREE gifts to round out your inventory! And I have a few goodies to share with you that you will NOT want to miss out on!

I’d never seen the Beyond the Dark store before, but instantly fell in love with the Gothic style shop and its Twisted Hunt gift… this Twisted Soul Sanctuary which is the setting for my pictures. It includes the crypt-like building and the candles. The candles are a mere 3 prim each, and the fabulously detailed building is 28 prim, and all of it is copyable and a completely FREE gift from Beyond the Dark as part of the Twisted Hunt. (The flower petals are part of my pose and are not included, just as a side note.)

You can also get a good look at my picture in the photograph above. This is a 1L gift simply called “<3” from Lilith’s Den. If you stop by the store, it will take a bit of looking, but check out the shelves when you enter. They are to your left and you’ll finding the painting on them there. The painting is no copy, but it is modifiable and transfer, and for 1L it is a real keeper!

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Astrid’s great outfit and jewelry are also courtesy of the Twisted hunt. If you drop by Acios they are hosting both a FREE female gift and a FREE male gift. I’m showing you the female gift — the Li-Ming Dress which comes with a hud to change it to either black or white. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes and is simply stunning.

I paired my outfit with FREE jewelry from *Amaranthus* courtesy of the Twisted Hunt called the Flower Medallion Set which is also unisex in that the package comes fully outfitted with both male and female jewelry. Included in the box was not only a necklace, earrings, and hairpins, but also broaches, cuff-links, and stopwatches (for left or right wear) so it would make a great find for any guy as well!

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How you can find your own soul’s sanctuary…

Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda Caffe Milk (050) tone – Limited Edition

Hair – Truth Hawks Hair – Soleil

Eyes – IKON Triumph Mesh Eyes

Eyeliner and Lashes – Oceane Eyeliner 1 and Alluring Mesh Lashes

Hands – Slink

Body – Maitreya

Outfit – {Acios} Li-Ming Dress (0L Twisted Hunt Gift)

Jewelry – *Amaranthus* Flower Medallion Set (0L Twisted Hunt Gift)

Building – Beyond the Dark– Twisted Soul Santuary (0L Twisted Hunt Gift)

Painting – Lilith’s Den < 3 Painting (1L at Lilith’s Den)

Poses by Infinity.

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