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A Cascade of Magic

Sometimes a little fantasy pick-me-up is just the thing to make your day… and today I felt like making a little magic! I picked up a few things around the grid sure to make any role player’s day a bit more magical, and I’m here to let you in on the magician’s secrets!

Right now if you stop by [EvelineInTheBox], the creator’s February gift is out. It is this lovely Thyri Cascade dress in mesh (all the standard sizes) that is really just fantastic. I love the way the dress curves around my avatar’s body! It is FREE to group member and the group is FREE to join, making this lovely gift a sweet deal!

A Cascade of Magic

Remember that Alice Project is still hosting their Winter Project! Today I stopped by to pick up this hair called Amy in the Winter Shimmer version… which is the VIP members’ gift. This is FREE to VIPs. The group is 750L to join but there are always TONS of amazing offers. There is also a FREE pack out for nonmembers, so it’s still very worth your time to stop by and pick up the giftie even if you are not a VIP member.

My roleplay character Astrid is a fey who does light and magic using staffs… so when I saw this crystal staff at A.D.D.Andel! I fell in love! It is only 50L per spin at the in-store gacha and there are lots of beautiful staffs in the machine. These are even modifiable, so I was able to make mine have a bit of a glow to better fit how I envisioned my character. Love, love, love this!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Glam Affair – Eles Asia 02
Hair – Alice Project – Amy (0L/FREE – Winter Shimmer VIP Gift/750 to Join Group)
Eyes – Ikon – Hope Eyes Wight
Dress – [EvelineInTheBox] Feburary 2016 Group Gift – Thyri Cascade Dress (0L/FREE group gift/FREE to Join the Group)
Jewelry – Empyrean Forge – Light of Erebos Necklace
Shoes – On a Lark – Bliss Beaded Sandals (50L per play/in-store Gacha)
Dragon – +Half-Deer+ – Solstice Dragon – Golditail (secret prize) (75L per play/in-store Gacha) – First shown HERE by Love!
Staff – A.D.D.Andel! – Spiral Mage Staff (50L per play/in-store Gacha)

Pose by Eternal Dream

Sim Location – Mysts of Eyr

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Resting With My Reindeer

Resting With The Reindeer

Winter is not quite over yet… and I found a great accessory to prove it! Right now, if you go to the Jinx Fantasy Store location, you can join the group FREE and get this amazing wearable AFK reindeer (with pose) group gift for FREE. It’s modifiable, so if you have a little bit of editing skills, you can make the ‘afk’ sign part invisible (like I did) and just lay down with your new reindeer in the snow for a very nice fantasy feel! I included a picture of the gift advertisement below, so you could see what the item looks like with the ‘afk’ tag on it too. It is a really terrific prop all the way around!

I also did a bit of hunting, and for just 1L picked up this Pearl Lingerie bodysuit by OMG! Inc. as part of the Cute and Curvy Hunt. The details on it are amazing, and even though it only comes in system layers, I just fell in love!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Glam Affair – Eles Asia 02
Hair – [e] elikatira – Lena
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Bodysuit – OMG! Inc. Pearl Lingerie 4 (1L/Cute and Curvy Hunt Gift)
Reindeer – Jinx – Resting with the Reindeer (0L/FREE with Group Join/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Gates of Memories

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An Angelic Cold

An Angelic Cold

Last post it was warm Arabian sands… this post I bring you the cold angelic look of a frost fairy! And it won’t break your budget for this stunning look!

Sweet Peach Designs has put out an exclusive gift for FabFree members at their main-store. This simply Angelic Baby-doll outfit (wings included) includes both system layers as well as omega appliers, and is FREE with your FabFree group tag! Just head to the back of the store to pick it up. You’ll need to pay the vendor 1L but your 1L is immediately refunded, making this gift completely FREE!

To give my look this truly frosty fairy feel, I stopped by Finesmith, where I found that their stunning December group gift called White Cold Xmas is still out. It includes the bracelet, headpiece, and neck-piece shown… all of which are snow and branch “nature inspired” for a truly elemental feel that is perfect for roleplay! This amazing set really added to my baby-doll outfit and was FREE with my group tag. The group is 150L to join, but the gorgeous monthly gifts make it well worth your while!

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Astrid de Manyet is wearing…

Body – Maitreya
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Essences – Cutie Moon (CandyFair Gacha) Medium02 *09*
Hair – little bones. Immortal
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Outfit – Sweet Peach Designs – Angelic Babydoll & Wings in White Fab Free Group Gift (0L/FREE Group Gift/Wear your FabFREE group Tag!)
Jewelry – Finesmith – White Cold Xmas 2015 Gift (0L/FREE Group Gift/150L to Join Group)
Shoes – NX-Nardcotix – Odette Ballerina Flats Silver
Pose by !bang

Sim Location – Two Moon Paradise

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Sweet Lies on the Throne

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“War was easier than daughters.” [Ned Stark – Game of Thrones]

Daffy’s GadgetMania has decided to participate in the Get To Know Us Hunt and is generously serving up three FREE glorious prizes… this throne called Gift 2-DS-666 Gothic/Gorean Throne being one of the three. It is fit for a king… or a Queen… or a man home from war with too many daughters who needs to relax a little. It has tons of poses built into the main seat and on the sides as well (on the pillows) and against the arms and the entire kit and kaboodle is only 13 prim. For a huge throne this detailed, that’s impressive! And less stressful for Ned Stark than war OR daughters!

Now, prewarning… these three hunt prizes by Daffy’s GadgetMania are FREE… but the hunt is not for the faint of heart. The store is adult themed in a bit of a horror type manner. The hunt itself is based on a series of clues within the store and is a set of steps before the prize reveals itself. If haunted houses or disturbing images are too much for you, this store’s hunt is not for you (I did the rest of the stores on this mini hunt and they were not gruesome, only this one). The prize is worth it, but I don’t want anyone to say “why didn’t you warn me about the blood?!” Well… aren’t many thrones won by a sword, spear, and blood? (At least in Game of Thrones, right?)

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“Life is not a song, Sweetling. You may learn that one day to your sorrow.” [Littlefinger to Sansa Stark – Game of Thrones]

You may not decide to sing a song in this lovely toga style dress called Lucrecia Green by Sweet Lies (which comes in the style shown or in a more risky adult style that shows much much more skin) but you’ll look daring and beautiful rather in song or in sorrow while wearing it — whether it be next to the throne or sitting on it.  Better yet, this fabulous get up comes with jewelry included (a necklace, armlets, and anklets) and is FREE by slapping the Midnight Mania board at Sweet Lies. The board requires group membership but that too is FREE, fear not and cry not!

The dress is mesh, comes in all the standard mesh sizes and is perfect for roleplay. The jewelry comes in both scripted and unscripted versions for re-sizing and the scripted versions have an option to remove the script once you are done to save on lag. It’s a sweet deal from Sweet Lies!

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“Freedom means making your own choices.” [Daenerys – Game of Thrones]

… and I choose to sit on the throne! At least briefly. And in this lovely little number called Etel by Sweet Lies, which is another FREE offering currently up on the Midnight Mania Boards. Again, you’ll need the group (FREE join) to slap the board, but this Mesh outfit in all the standard sizes with all its included accessories is worth the group space and the time to slap the board. Don’t miss out!

There are six total Midnight Mania boards up if neither of these outfits catch your fancy! Be sure to see if you like any of the others available! I managed to snag and close down 4, but am only showing 2 here. There is also one up for guys!

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“You could rattle the stars. You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.” [Elena – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.]

If you are looking for something more queenly, more stately, more fierce… I have just the look for you. In this attire any woman could rattle the stars.

Sweet Lies currently has a gorgeous array of 30L gachas available in-store. I found two that were simply my favorite and paired them together to get this look. The dress is called Tauriel and the detailing is amazing (can you believe this is one of the commons? Imagine the rares!) and for 30L a spin you are getting an amazing deal. These dresses are also fitmesh (swoons).

I paired the dress with a 30L spin on the Savage Spring Armor & Crown Gacha and was granted a Rusty Gold which was a perfect match for my look. For just 30L you get both the pauldrons AND the matching crown in the box (woot! woot!) and you don’t have to spin multiple times to try to match the two like with many gachas. So I simply adored this gacha and this outfit pairing! A deal for sure!

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Rattle the stars or sit on the throne (or both!)…

All Outfits:

Body – Maitreya Lara Mesh Body

Hands and Feet – Slink

Skin – Essences – Quinta07 *medium02 brunette

Eyes – NoirOptix – Mojave Eyes

Eyeliner and Lashes – Oceane Eyeliner 1 and Alluring Mesh Lashes

Hair – [Runaway Hair] – Margaery Hair

Throne – Daffy’s GadgetMania – DS-666 Gothic/Gorean Throne (0L Hunt Gift/Get to Know Us Hunt Prize)

Outfit 1:

Outfit – Sweet Lies – Lucrecia – Full outfit with accessories (0L Midnight Mania Prize/Group Required/Free Group Join)

Pose by Daffy’s GadgetMania Gothic/Gorean Throne

Outfit 2:

Outfit – Sweet Lies – Etel Teal Outfit – Full outfit with accessories (0L Midnight Mania Prize/Group Required/Free Group Join)

Pose by Daffy’s GadgetMania Gothic/Gorean Throne

Outfit 3:

Outfit – Sweet Lies Tauriel Dress Fitmesh Box 1 (30L Gacha Prize @ the Mainstore)

Accessories – Sweet Lies Savage Spring Armor & Crown Rusty Gold (30L Gacha Prize @ the Mainstore)

Pose by [ .:SOPHERIAN:. ]

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Eternal Winter

Winter

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a full hunt, but when I saw some of the previews for The Eternal Hunt, I just had to try! The Eternal Hunt is a stamp hunt, meaning you have to wear a hud and follow the teleports to each location and find the hunt object. For this hunt, you’ll be looking for a glowing blue infinity sign. The hud also gives a hint at each location, which is very helpful. Once you’ve visited each location, found the source of infinity, you’ll be teleported to a gift room with about 20 or so FREE gifts from the participating stores. If it’s been a while since you explored Second Life, a hunt like this is a great way to discover new stores, and to check out what’s happening at stores you know. You must do the hunt in order, and you must find the hidden infinity at each location to gain access to the prize room. This hunt ends November 21, so don’t wait, bring a friend and have some fun!

I have to admit, the gift I was most interested in is this stunning fantasy skin from Fallen Gods. I was immediately in love with the ethereal look of this skin. Fallen Gods also happens to be the start location for The Eternal Hunt, you can pick up the hunt HUD there and start your journey to find the source of infinity at each location. Once you’ve reached the end prize room, this skin called “Sidera Starborn” from Fallen Gods is one of the several FREE gifts. This incredibly generous gift includes a full skin set for both men and women. The set includes the system skin in a full version and a PG version, and appliers for just about everything. There is an applier for Slink body, Slink Hands & Feet, as well as a Slink Nail applier so you can perfectly match your nails to this beautiful skin. Also included are appliers for TMP head and body, Omega compatible bodies and heads, Loud Mouth, the Soul Uni Ear, and the Soul Mer Ear.

Another of my favorites from the hunt is the FREE gift from EMO-tions. This gorgeous hair includes a color/size change hud, and these incredibly detailed horns. The horns have a few color change options within the hair hud as well. You can also wear the hairstyle without the horns all together. I really like that this style is pulled up and away from the face, and is long and full down the back. The style is called Love War, which I think suits it well. The color change hud includes shades of black and white, including some silver/grey tones in the middle and a few “faded” options as well. I thought the silver fade option went really well with the skin from Fallen Gods, but honestly all of the colors are pretty.

Next, I think these earrings from OXI are so versatile. They are also a FREE Eternal Hunt prize. They include a texture change hud with a few color options for the gems, and the metal parts of the earrings. I could see these being worn as part of a fantasy look like this one, or something modern and urban. Not to mention that these great geometric shapes are so in right now. I love them.

I picked one last gift to show  from the slew of FREE Eternal Hunt gifts, and it’s this beautifully unique art statue from Balderdash. This “Moonbranch” sculpture has an otherworldly magenta glow that seems to make the hanging crystals shimmer and shine. It makes me think of witchcraft and alchemy. I thought it would be really beautiful standing in a garden, or as part of a fantasy setting of some kind.

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I hope you enjoy these fun hunt finds as much as I have, there are many more FREE gifts to be had, this was just a small sample. For more information about The Enternal Hunt, you can head to the start location at Fallen Gods and pick up information along with your stamp HUD.

Here are the details, Happy Hunting!

Hair & Horns – .:EMO-tions.. *LOVE_WAR* – FREE Eternal Hunt Gift *You must complete the hunt to reach the gift room. 

SkinFallen Gods – Sidera Starborn +Fallen Gods Inc.  – FREE Eternal Hunt Gift *You must complete the hunt to reach the gift room. 

Head – CATWA HEAD Annie Vampire

Eyes Buzzeri – [Buzz] Mysteria Eyes – Nebula

Earrings – OXI Lumina Earrings  – FREE Eternal Hunt Gift *You must complete the hunt to reach the gift room. 

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Dress – Apple May Designs – Lavish II – Pearl

Hands –  Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Elegant 1

Sculpture – Balderdash – Moonbranch  – FREE Eternal Hunt Gift *You must complete the hunt to reach the gift room. 

Setting – LOVE – WINTER PIANO AND WOLVES SCENE

*Poses by Kirin & ANGELICA

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A dance in the garden

In the midst of the Cart Sale here at the Wash, it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole grid full of fabulous freebies and beautiful bargains.

A dance in the garden

I found this gorgeous “Dance of the Maiden” gown at the White Armory and it’s the free Group Gift plus, the group is free to join. I love the Medieval or fantasy feel and all the lovely details. This gown is a great find for all of us using the system body because that’s what it’s fit to. Now, White Armory has been really spoiling us with group gifts lately. new gifts have gone up almost weekly… so, if you like this beautiful gown hurry down to the main store and grab it up quick.

If you love quality built fantasy clothes and weapons, White Armory has got to be on your list of go-to designers.

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + nailsSlink mesh Casual Hands + High Feet + the Basic HUD
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
HairCalico – Aiyana

 

DressThe White Armory – Dance of the Maiden – (FREE/0L/Free Group Gift group is free to join)

 

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An Enchanted Oceane

The Enchantment Hunt drew me back again, as well as the chance to show off some fabulous goodies at two other stores. If your into cosplay or fantasy roleplay… this is your month to make away like a bandit — or mermaid as the case may be!

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I recently checked out the FREE Ball at Analog Dog and discovered it had been updated. There are a few new styles inside, including this great rigged mesh style called Lolly all for FREE. It comes in light reds with a color change hud and though you have to hunt for the nearly transparent bubble at the back of the sim, it’s well worth the search!

I also stopped by Oceane and played the in-store Gachas which had some really wonderful prizes for lovers of fantasy avatars! My Oceane Lauren Fantasy Skin in Blue was a 75L gacha prize and was just perfect for this underwater look — but don’t hesitate to check this one out even if blue is not your color, because the gacha had 19 total colors as possible prizes. It does not come with appliers, but don’t let that deter you. I usually have a difficult time matching skins without them, but was able to match this skin to my Slink hands within minutes because the shading near the wrists is made to blend so easily.

I also played the Oceane Fairytale Lips gacha and landed the Rainbow Rare hook line and sinker to add to my skin. Woot! It was only 50L per spin and added a nice touch to this fantasy skin.

And all mermaids have to eat, yes? If you peek at the picture below, my fun Swallow Yum Fishie (20 possible colors) was a 15L Gacha prize also from Oceane.

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And the Enchantment hunt continues, but only until September 5th, so be sure to make your final rounds to pick up the fabulous gifts before you miss out. In this post, I’m showcasing a few more for you! These two poses are the FREE hunt gifts from [Black Tulip] called Ariel. Astrid’s stunning mesh mermaid tail and bra are the FREE Enchantment gift from Mer-Chandise Cove.

You’ll have to look a little closer at the pictures to catch the final gifts I’m showing, but I’ve always been a firm believer that small details are what make an avatar stand out. My pink nose piercing (which comes with a color change hud offering over 20 color options as well as options to change glow, glossiness, and and brightness) is the FREE Enchantment Hunt Gift from Gaeline Creations.

If you take a swim by no.Match, you’ll be able to pick up this gorgeously detailed Mermaids Hairpin as their FREE offering for the Enchantment Hunt. And last (but certainly not least) Astrid’s mysterious, come-hither eyes are a FREE Enchantment Hunt gift from antielle. There are six generous color choices in the package, though I’m wearing the blue.

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Find your way to the Enchanted Oceane…

Skin – Oceane Lauren Fantasy skin Blue (75L Gacha Prize/in store Gacha)

Hair – Analog Dog – Lolly – Light Reds (0L Analog Dog Free Ball)

Eyes – antielle. Mermaid Eyes Blue (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Lipstick – Oceane Fairytale Lips Rainbow 6 RARE (50L Gacha Prize/in store Gacha)

Hands – SLink

Mermaid tail and Bra – Mer-Chandise Cove Forgotten Princess Bra and Forgotten Princess Tail (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Hair Jewelry – no.match Mermaids Hairpin (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Nose Piercing – Gaeline Creations Jewels Celeste Piercing (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Mouth Fishie – Oceane Swallow Yum Fishie (15L Gacha Prize/in store Gacha)

Poses by [Black Tulip] Poses – Ariel – (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Sim – Cave Rua Water Gardens – “Coral and seaweed mingle with these ruins, providing a haunting yet beautiful atmosphere to swim through. Look for the shipwrecks but don’t get stung by the jellyfish. Other reefs and attractions are also in the area.”

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The Draw to Enchantment

“Do you hear the call of the waves below?
Or the way the fishes move in the flow?
To Sea! To Sea! The Seagulls do caw.
From somewhere she answers…
She answers their call.
Can you see the foam layered on sand?
Or feel the way it creeps up your hand?
Her curls shine…Shine bright in the sun.
She smiles and dances…
She dances for fun.
She’s ready to share her treasure with you.
Though you’ll need to find it.
Before the others do.”
[Poem courtesy of the Enchantment Hunt]

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I’ll be honest… I’m not one for hunts. (I’m one of those people who has a terrible time finding where I last left my glasses in real life, let alone finding a hunt item in SL!) But this Hunt drew me in the minute I saw the amazing line up of designers and the gorgeous gifts, and I knew I had to share it with you! Especially as every one of these hunt gifts are FREE. Just find the little purple shell, click it, and viola! You’ve found your prize!

The theme of the Enchantment Hunt is little mermaid. I found you a simply amazing mesh tail for only 50L at The Muses that works great with the mesh Maitreya Lara body (which is what I have) as well as system bodies (you can see the tail in the picture above.) The Muses sells their tail in two styles — Ianthe or Ondine and you can get either style in an amazing array of colors from either their Marketplace store or their in-world store. I admit to grabbing mine from the Marketplace simply for the convenience.

The shot above is also a great view of half of the gift you’ll find if you stop by .aisling. as you swim through this great hunt. Their gift composed of two parts: a pose and a prop. The picture above gives you a clear shot of the pose… the siren or mermaid reaching out to draw in her prey… the picture below gives you a good picture of the second half of .aisling’s. gift — a stunning dagger with an intricately detailed hilt for you to hold.

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The Hunt includes 23 amazing stops — far too many for me to showcase in one post. But I tried to hit several to give you an idea of just how amazing these gifts really are. This skin by Lumae called Adore – Eione // Anemone (notice the amazing details with the scales on the skin?!) came with every applier imaginable, as well as different color brow options and was also part of the Hunt.

My tiara is an Enchantment Hunt gift courtesy of PurpleMoon Creations and when I stumbled upon it, I fell in love — not just with the detailing and style but with the thoughtfulness of the creator who added a color-change hud! There are 12 gem color options and 5 metal options!

My mesh pearls and sexy star seashell modesty breast covers are an Enchantment Hunt gift from [Glitzz] and just as generous as the other gifts as they included an easy to use resize script that made them easy to fit to my avatar’s shape. I loved that I did not have to modify my avatar to fit these items, but instead I could modify these items to fit my avatar.

Last but not least — it’s not a hunt item, but I found a fabulous gift from you from Alice Project! They have put out a promo on the marketplace as a FREE gift for customers called Summertime Sadness in a special set of Mini Medley colors. I chose this lovely pastel pink to complete my look, but there were lots of great colors on the hud. And as always, this mesh style from Alice project is just breathtaking!

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Find your own draw to the enchanted waters…

Skin – Lumae :: Adore – Eione // Anemone (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Hair – *Alice Project* Summertime Sadness (OL Marketplace Promo Gift)

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight

Hands – SLink

Mer Tail – The Muses. Ianthe – Ghost Mer Tail (50L on the Marketplace)

Necklace and Modesty Breast Covers – [Glitzz] Pearl Necklace and Star Sea Breast Jewelry (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Tiara – PurpleMoon Creations Aquaria Tiara with color change hud (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Pose and Dagger – .aisling. Pacte Pose and Pacte Dagger (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

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Lady Dark Elf

The Dark Elf

One of my first experiences in the world of fantasy was reading the Forgotten Realms fantasy novels by R. A. Salvatore. Several of his novels center around the world of dark elves or “drow” and since then I’ve always had a love for that particular fantasy race. Needless to say, when Astrid showed me the latest group gift at The White Armory, I instantly envisioned a high-born lady drow and couldn’t wait to put a complete look together.

This FREE group gift from The White Armory is a fully mesh dress complete with sculpted attachments and accessories for added detail. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes and includes a matching belt and a system layer modesty top. The belt and modesty top are not shown in my photos. This dress would be perfect for several role play genres, and would make a great addition to any role-payer’s wardrobe. The White Armory group is FREE to join, so no reason to miss out on this lovely dress.

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – little bones. Oracle – Landslide

Skin – Lumae – Hecate

Head –  Lelutka – Aria

Ears – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1

Dress – ***TWA***Celtic Antiquity Gown Set – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Body/HandsMaitreya – Lara

*Location – Macbeth

*Poses by HelaMiyo

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Silks and a New Face Save the Faery Queen

When I was a child I was terrified of the tooth-fairy — and of fairies in general actually. I remember other children dressing up as fairy princesses for Halloween, and all I could think of was how deceived they all were! Fairies were horrible, malevolent creatures that stole your teeth and made you stay a child forever! (Wasn’t that what Tinkerbell did to Peter Pan?!) I could certainly think of nothing worse!

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In fact, my fear of fairies never really went away until I became an adult. And interestingly enough… it turned from fear to something akin to a malevolent dislike. I saw them as creatures of deceit and even in lore, they really are.

In traditional Irish Lore, the word “Faerie” comes from the word “fay,” which is related directly to the Fates — and some believed they were women who influenced and overlooked the births and lives of men… and not always in very nice ways (obviously). Those who upset the fair folk, were said to be doomed to suffer eternal bad luck unless they made it right by the fairy they had had the misfortune of angering.

But fairies, of course, come in many shapes and sizes… and can be good or evil (though even both the good and the bad can be equally capricious according to ancient lore) and in the traditional lore all fairies were very powerful.

So is it any great surprise, that so many in Second life would wish to recreate the magical look of the fair folk for themselves? I think not! And this week, I give you a chance to do it without having to steal from the winged ones themselves!

The first thing you need is the outfit I am wearing. Because no self-respecting Queen of the Fairies would be caught without first-rate attire! So head to ~Soedara! Once there, join the group (don’t worry it’s FREE) and look for the teleport to the gift area.

There are actually quite a few very nice gifts in ~Soedara!‘s FREE area, but the one I picked up for my look in these pictures is called the Precious Haifa Silk. When you enter the FREE area, you’ll find the gifts in Vendors. You must wear the ~Soedara! group tag to get the vendors to work. You do have to pay the vendors 1L to get your items, but they will immediately refund your 1L back to you — thus making your item a FREE gift. You may find yourself there for a while going through all the choices! There are many beautiful gifts to be had!

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And if a picture is worth a thousand words and the eyes are the window to the soul… then your last stop should definitely be New Faces skin store for their FREE gifts. New Faces seems to be a secret saved among friends and it’s one worth sharing. The group is FREE to join and there are currently three FREE group gifts available. I am wearing their current gift skin called Lorna as well as this beautiful eye make-up called Erotica (there are several shades in the make up pack but I chose blue) and both are currently up in the store as FREE gifts. She has all the appliers you need if you use mesh bodies and attachments and at very reasonable prices.

One of the things that really impresses me about New Faces is the detail put into the realism of the skins. These are not “Barbie Doll” skins. Though her line is still small compared to some of the larger more well known designers, she has a couple of ethnic skins available, and many of her skins feature (purposeful) ‘flaws’ such as moles or irregularities on the bodies (such as tiny vein markings and/or bone shadows). There are other realistic details on the bodies that are just too many too mention.

I spoke to the designer myself a few months ago (long before I was a FabFree blogger for her to have any reason to treat me as just another customer) and she mentioned that she is considering a men’s line at some point in the future (so cross your fingers gentlemen!). I can’t say enough about her with regards to customer service and courtesy. Hands down she was helpful, polite, and personable. And there were others in the store, and I watched her treat each of them with the same courtesy. I look for this lady to be up and coming!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) got this magical look by wearing…

Skin – New Faces Lorna (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Make Up – New Faces Erotica Make-up (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Eyes – Ikon Hope Eyes – Starfall

Hands and Feet – Slink

Silks – ~Soedara~ Precious Haifa Silk (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Wings – Faeline Fairy Wings – Sachiko (snow)

Poses by !Bang

Sim – No Limits – Garden of Whimsy

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