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Escaping That Heat Wave

Blue Stripes

Hello there, Fabulous Readers, and happy Middle of the Week to you!  I hope your week is going well.  It’s so very hot where I am in RL – we are looking at the highest temperature yet so far this year, with a cautionary heat advisory.  So, Ripley and I decided to escape to the shore in SL and cool down with the help of a salty sea breeze.  Of course, I just had to wear the brand new dress that I picked up for free.

Stripes Go With Everything

I just love the combination of navy with white stripes!  It is just such a classic look that never goes out of style.  My strapless Melanie Blue Stripes mini from Faida is sure to become a summertime favorite.  It’s designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body (no other sizes/styles included), and hugged my curves like a glove.  I decided to pull on a short denim jacket to ward off the dampness in the air, but I could just have easily worn the dress solo.  That way, my shoulders would have been free to soak up some sunshine.  The best part of all – the dress was a free gift just for members of the Teleport Hub group, which has a teensy 10L join fee.  It’s one of those groups that I joined long ago, and I’ve picked up so many gifts that the membership fee was well worth the investment.

I’m off for a stroll around the lovely La Vie sim with my best buddy, and will try to forget all about the RL heat wave.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki
Hair:  Argrace Kohaku
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Necklace:  Dusk Angel Designs Simplicity Necklace in Pearl
Jacket:  Paintbox Designs Harmony Denim Jacket in Winter White – 50L on the Marketplace
Dress:  Faida Melanie Blue Stripes (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)
Sandals:  Friday Romy Sandals in natural
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  La Vie
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Indian Jewell

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It’s Tuesday!

And that mean’s bargain’s galore! I headed out and checked out the deets for you to see what I could find so you wouldn’t have to do all the hunting yourself! You’ll want to catch these gems before the day is out and pick them up for yourself. Be sure to hurry, the deals end at midnight SLT, tonight!

First, stop by Calico Hair, where you’ll find two pretty hairs you can pick up. The color packs are just 25L each or you can get the fatpack for 150L. I picked up Luna II but there is also a pretty side braid out as well. My new hairstyle is pictured above and below so you can see both the front and the back.

Speaking of…

… both the front and the back. I had to show off both the front and the back of this fabulous 25L Tuesday special tattoo from Dita Couture. This tattoo called Indian Jewell is a beauty, with intricate details on both the front and back of the body and it is a full upper body tattoo (though my dress covers part of it for modesty sake). I wanted to make sure you could see both sides, thus the two pictures. If you purchase this you will get:

Tattoo appliers:

  • System layer
  • Omega
  • Maitreya
  • TMP
  • Slink
  • Belleza

In addition there are three colors of stones that can go above the elephant on the back. You get Black, Red, and Sapphire stones that can be interchangeably added to the tattoo.

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One last thing…

If you were admiring my pretty dress you’ll want to stop by Faida. It is also a 25L Tuesday special and you can pick it up in a Maitreya only size for just 25L. Though I think if you fiddled with your body, it would fit other shapes. For 25L, it’s a pretty gown for roleplay!

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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 – Calico – Luna II (25L for 25L Tuesday) – today only
Tattoo – Dita Couture – Indian Jewell Tattoo (25L for 25L Tuesday) – today only
Dress – Faida – Valena Candy Dress (25L for 25L Tuesday) – today only

Sim Location – Revenland Roleplay Sim

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A day at home

A day at home

Homebody

It’s the middle of the week and I’ve put adventuring on hold for a little bit to take a look at all the free gifts and dollarbies that have been collected over the past several days. With events such as the Vintage Gacha Fair and Liaison Collaborative’s Birthday round, not to mention fun hunts such as the Into the Blue Hunt and great deals on the Marketplace, my loot bag has been filled to the brim.  This casual (finally!) look today was pulled from all of the above and here are the details top to toe;

Let your hair down

Today’s hairstyle is called No Diva, a free gift that’s been generously set out by no.match at their Liaison Collaborative booth. While I’ve heard whispers of the no.match brand before (isn’t Carson’s celebrated new do’ from that store?) I’ve not yet had a chance to try out their products. As the old adage goes, there’s no time like the present and suffice to say I was very gleeful when I tried this hairstyle on for size. To be honest, it was really off to a promising start when I saw that the prize prim was labeled as ‘unicorn’ and guessed that I was in for some really wild and special colors. The multicolored shades go hand in hand with the lovely over the shoulder swirl of the No Diva hairstyle. If red and rainbow tones don’t suit your taste, however, the gift package contains a hud which lets you choose from twelve different color sets.  Other contents of the gift package include:

  • No Diva hairstyle in two different sizes
  • Alpha layer
  • Package containing tattoo hairbases for classic avatars
  • Package containing applier hairbases for mesh heads (TMP, Lelutka, Catwa – Jessica, Omega)
  • Face moles tattoo layer

The birthday round of the Liaison Collaborative closes its doors on the 30th of this month so go and snag this sweet hairstyle before then. Also, Serena’s made a lovely post of some of the other free gifts available at the Liaison Collaborative so get your hands on those too!

To the Market(place) we’ll go

Personally, I’ve found that one of the best times to visit the Marketplace is when I’m stalking Lucky Letter boards/chairs/balloons. While attempting to multitask might make me miss my letter or that magical wildcard round, sometimes it’s worth it when you find a store like !gO! which offer up a plenty of varied dollarbies for sale. One of the first of said dollarbies to catch my eye, thanks to its pretty orange shade, was the Nico shirt. This spaghetti strap top is certainly Spring and Summer-ready and comes in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) with two nifty alpha layers to help with the fitting. The alpha layers are split according to size with sizes XXS-M sharing one alpha layer and the L size with a larger one.  As mentioned the !gO! store boasts several different dollarbies so if you love clothing in the Boho or Vintage style, spend some time taking a look around.

Speaking of Vintage

While I’ve talked about Faida’s Vintage Gacha Fair gacha offering in my last post, I thought that the free gift that they’ve kindly put out at their stall deserved a mention as well. I’m always looking for a good pair of pants and the steamy leather pack certainly fit the bill nicely. While capris can be a rather iffy subject (we all have that one style of clothing that’s pretty low on our list right?) for me, I did like how these ended in soft tiered fabric. Not only did it add a nice feminine touch to the outfit, it also provided a dash of patterns (tatarn) to what would have otherwise been an outfit comprised of only solid colors. The steamy leather capris come in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) with an alpha layer also included in the gift package. These capris are one of two gifts at Faida’s stalls and let’s just say the other is really great if you roleplay. The Vintage Gacha Fair ends on the 19th so that means it’s only a couple of days more for you to scoop up gifts and play some great gacha machines.

Hunting for shoes

In lieu of pink sneakers, pretty and well made blue ones will do just fine. When I saw the ad for Madison keds by Wicked on my flickr feed, I knew I had to have them for my growing and growing and growing collection. It was pretty exciting to realize that these sneakers would be available for just 1L for the Into the Blue Hunt and you’ll get not one but two different pairs in the prize package. I’m wearing the jeans version in the picture above and while the shot doesn’t do the pair justice there are pretty scalloped flowers on the body of the sneakers. You don’t need mesh feet to slip into these sneakers as the prize comes along with an alpha layer and shoe base. The Madison keds themselves have a resize scrip in them for easy fitting and permissions are set to copy so you can make backups. The Into the Blue hunt is ending on the 29th of this month so get out your nets and hut out your blue butterflies by then and while you’re at Wicked slap their no group needed mini mania. They have lucky chairs too!

And that’s a wrap. The chores are done and all of the animals look like they’re going behave (for now) all that’s left is convincing Damon over here that Halloween is not for several months. Someone tell him that his puppy face is not enough for people to give him candy out of season; please? Oh and before I leave, here’s a closer look at the Madison keds to give you a better idea of the design on them and a look into the other pair that you’re in store for should you decide to hunt these out at Wicked.

WICKED * Madison - Keds (Cougar & Jeans)

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Daisey (Past Gacha)
Hair – no.match No Diva (0L @ The Liaison Collaborative)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (past free gift)
Top – !gO! Nico Shirt (1L on the Marketplace)
Capris – Faida Steamy Leather Pack (0L @ The Vintage Gacha Fair)
Shoes – Wicked Madison keds (1L/Into the Blue Hunt Prize)
Pet – Jian Hall0w-Inu Companion Red (Instore Gacha/50L per pull)
Hands – Slink Casual

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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Enchantress

Hey FabFree!

Enchantress

I guess this fantasy mood is still going strong with me. I took a last minute trip over to the Epiphany event and this was the Gacha that I just played and played.  This is the ‘Mythiara’ Enchantress gown from Fallen gods Inc. and Faida. The Gacha slips in at 75L per play and has three rare sets of the long gown and 25 common short dresses plus a set of bracers and leg guards. There is also a leather collar that is a free gift for everyone.

The dresses are made to fit the Maitreya mesh body but with a little fussing and a spare alpha layer from my inventory, I got it to work on my system body.

My beautiful new hair style is also from the Epiphany event. This is ‘Atalie’ from Truth Hair. The gacha features three styles of lovely long hair and two unicorn horn accessories. There are 18 commons and 3 rares all for 50L per play.

Last but not least are my little dragon friends. These are ‘Diabolic Dragonlings’ from Darkend Stare. There are 18 commons with each color having both a static shoulder pet and an animated flying pet plus 2 static decor rares. I personally think they’re more cute than demonic… but I can be odd. One quick note. Both of my dragonlings here are the shoulder pets. I edited ‘Aro’ so he’d sit on my arm for the picture.

All of my treasures today can be found at the Epiphany Event but it only runs until August 15th so hurry hurry, my dears!

 

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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

Dress – Fallen gods Inc & Faida – Mythiara Enchantress Gown – (75L per play gacha @ the Epiphany Event)

Hair – Truth Hair – Atalie – (50L per play gacha @ the Epiphany Event)

Pets – Darkend Stare – Diabolic Dragonlings- (50L per play@ the Epiphany Event)

 

Location – Sarawak

 

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Fly Away

Fly Away

I’m taking some time to relax now after a whirlwind tour of the Pick my Strawberry! Event. There are approximately 50 creators participating and if you stop by, you’ll find a little strawberry at each store’s booth, with a FREE gift! While there, I picked up a couple that I really found just as delightful as the theme 🙂

This beautiful white dress with its flared style skirt and sensual plunging neckline is the FREE gift from the FAIDA booth. Just buy the strawberry for 0L and this pretty dress is yours in all the standard mesh sizes.

Fly Away 2

I also found a couple of lovely gifts I couldn’t pass up at the Firefly booth. Buy the Firefly strawberry for 0L and you’ll get 2 FREE gifts… this intricately detailed blue and silver mesh hair comb, as well as this Black Birds tattoo for your back. The tattoo comes in a system layer as well as a Maitreya mesh body applier.

The event ends May 23rd, so don’t delay! Hurry over and Pick Your Strawberries!

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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
Lipstick – *YS&YS* Evanescence 13 Lipstick applier Lelutka RARE Gacha Item (100L featured @ The Gacha Garden)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Jennie
Hair Comb – Firefly – Silver Star Hair Comb (0L/FREE Gift @ the Pick my Strawberry! Event) Event runs until May 23rd!
Back Tattoo – Firefly – Black Birds Tattoo (0L/FREE Gift @ the Pick my Strawberry! Event) Event runs until May 23rd!
Dress – [FAIDA] – Marilyn in White (0L/FREE Gift @ the Pick my Strawberry! Event) Event runs until May 23rd!
Shoes – [Avenge] – Crystal Mules in White

First Pose courtesy of the Sim Prop

Second Pose by Secret Body – Spring Post (25L/Marketplace) *First Shown HERE by Love

Sim Location – Eclectica

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Siren Today

Siren Today 1

It’s been a while since I roleplayed my sexy siren! But I was inspired to bring her out of my inventory by a couple of beautiful 30L Saturday offerings today! If you stop by Whatz main-store, you can pick up the Ariel outfit in deep blue today for only 30L. It includes this mesh mermaid skirt in all the standard sizes, the starfish belt, and the starfish half-top. All the pieces are mesh and fit like a dream.

Siren Today 2

I wanted some pretty jewelry to compliment my look… all us water-folk love the shinies of course 😉

I found just what I wanted at Jinx. Now in the picture above I’m actually only wearing the jewelry from what is a full mesh outfit that you’ll get for your 30L! Since I’m only sporting the jewelry, I am showing you the vendor advertisement for the full outfit below. So my 30L for the jewelry, not only spiced up my Siren’s attire, but also scored me a beautiful and versatile second outfit! Win, win!

Jinx (DD) Chloe - Burnt Orange - Poster

Enjoy your Saturday! I’m off for a swim!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda – Limited Edition – Caffe Milk (050)
Eyes – Aii the Ugly & Beautiful – + Abyssal Eye Set – gold
Scales – :[Even~Tide]: – Dragon Scales – Gold
Hair – Exile – Moonlight Stroll
Outfit – [FAIDA] – Ariel Deep Blue (30L for the today only/30L Saturday Special)
Jewelry – Jinx (DD) – Chloe – Burnt Orange Outfit, Jewelry only shown on Astrid (30L for the today only/30L Saturday Special)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar (adult Sim)

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