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360 Cargo

360 Cargo

Today’s likely to be a busy day today, but luckily I have pockets… because I figure I’ll need them to hold all the sticky note reminders of all I have to do. These FREE gift cargo pants in blue are by 360 and the group is FREE to join as well so you won’t spend a single linden if you decide to pick them up. They come in all the standard sizes and you get an excellent alpha layer. There is a bonus grey tank top included with the pants, but I opted to go without in order to show off the July tattoo gift at Suicide Gurls.

One hint on the FREE pants… 360 is part of Allure, which is a Ladies store. If the teleport lands you downstairs in the women’s section, simply walk upstairs to the men’s department, which is 360, and that’s where you’ll find the gift.

But I digress… this July group gift from Suicide Gurls is excellent. Like all their group gift tattoos, it is unisex… so ladies you can pick it up too if you fancy it. The group fee is 150L but there are now 7 group gifts out for you to pick up, including this amazing tattoo. It includes a fresh, faded, and soft version, as well as system layers, and appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Omega, and TMP. You’re bound to find a way to wear this one.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – Suicide Gurls – Ayashe Unisex Tattoo July VIP GG (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 150L to join)
Pants  – [R] 360 – Ruban Cargo Pants in Blue (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is FREE to Join)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by ~Reel Poses

Sim Location – Blue Moon Cabaret, Burlesque & Comedy Theater

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Garden Essentials

Garden Essentials

Glitterati‘s July gift is out and the store is generous with gifts. The join fee is 100L but that gives you access to the gorgeous current gift you see in the picture above plus all the past gifts (over 80 dresses) which you can pick up in a box nearby. This dress comes in all the standard sizes plus busty sizes, as well as Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and fitmesh standards. You’re bound to find your fit. It’s perfect for a summery get away.

Have you stopped by the Hair Fair yet? Vendors are donating a portion of the profits to a good cause – Wigs for Kids – so its a good reason to spend some linden PLUS! many of the booths are giving beautiful gifts… like this gorgeous pony tail from Besom. This lovely mesh hair comes in essential colors and complimented my summery style rather nicely and was FREE no group required. Just stop by the booth and pick it up!

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I decided I wanted some jewelry to add to my look, and found some pretty FREE items at Candy Crunchers that I really love. This is the Carissa Septum piercing and the Drop necklace. Either/or are yours FREE if you slap their respective Midnight Mania boards and they lockdown. Both boards lock down at just 50 slaps so get there early. There was also a board for some pretty rings too!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Besom – Neptune – Essentials (FREE to all Gift @ the Hair Fair)
Septum Piercing – Candy Crunchers – Carissa Septum (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/Board Locks at 50 Slaps, No Group Required)
Necklace – Candy Crunchers – Drop Necklace (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/Board Locks at 50 Slaps, No Group Required)
Dress – Glitterati – Group Gift – July 2016 (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Precious Mules in Cyan

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – Two Moon Gardens

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Splashback

Splashback

The For Him Hunt 2 ends July 31st, but there is still time for us men to fill out our inventories with things like this excellent shirt from Trashed. I picked this one up by finding the hunt icon in their main-store. This is a 1L hunt and the shirt was well worth 1L and much more.

This shirt comes in all the standard sizes as well as an additional fitmesh size in the box (much appreciated). I really liked that it wasn’t just your “plain black shirt” but that it had the “splashback” design on the shirt. A nice touch to a classic t-shirt design.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Shirt – TrAsHeD – splashback tee in black (1L for the For Him Hunt 2)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Junktown

Astrids Signature_Loki


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Catch Me in your Dreams

Catch Me in Your Dreams

25L Tuesdays are a dream come true for roleplayers in Second Life… though I think this special item I came across today would please just about anyone. On a Lark has a pretty camisk out that roleplayers may just want to add to their wardrobe… and those of you who wear modern clothes could wear it with a pair of jeans and call it a pretty shirt. This is the “Envelop” top by On a Lark.

You can buy this pretty camisk today in a multitude of colors (and I do mean a lot of colors) for just 25L each. It comes in all your standard mesh sizes, as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Belleza, Physique, and Hourglass, and each of the fits comes in two different textures for each color — a plain and a damask. Beware if you wear it alone! It covers the front but not the hiney (*winks*). I’m showing you a picture at the bottom of this post so you can see the pretty bow in the back that is the icing on the cake so to speak.

Pixel Box offered a weekend gift of a necklace Dreamcatcher that I added to my pretty look. This is a FREE TO ALL gift that you can pick up at the store. Sunday was supposed to be the last day that the gift was out, but when I checked this morning, it was still there… so I recommend haste if you like it and don’t want to miss out!

Catch Me in Your Dreams 2

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Exile – Where We Belong
Necklace – Pixel Box – Gift Steampunk Dreamcatcher Steampunk Long (FREE to all Gift/0L/No Group Required) – HURRY, this offer could end at any time!
Outfit – On a Lark – Envelop – in snow (25L for 25L Tuesday)

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar Roleplay Sim

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The Lady in Red

Lady in Red

There’s a fresh FREE lucky board at Entice (no group required) that is just yummy! This Rain Over Me in Gradient dress (with a 3 color hud for red, blue, or purple as your color choices) is yours with a bit of luck if your letter comes up. Don’t fret though… it’s right next to several other lucky letter boards, a FREE Group Midnight Mania board, a no group required FREE midnight Mania board, and other group gifts … all FREE. So you’re bound to find things to keep you busy while you wait for your letter!

This dress in standard fitmesh sizes as well as Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink fits, and includes an alpha layer for standard mesh bodies as well. You’re bound to find your fit!

The Moda board locked down the other day too, delivering me a pair of Cayla Wedges in red… woot! These matched my new Entice dress in its red color so well, that I couldn’t help remind you of this awesome FREE Midnight mania board. It locks down at 400 slaps and the pair of shoes changes out daily… so it’s worth smacking to lock down… just go slap it!

** Quick note to clarify: Since my Moda shoes are from a couple of days ago, today’s style and color will be different. As I explained in the paragraph above, the style and/or color available changes daily! This is just a reminder of this great free offer:)

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Lipstick – [Avenge] – Lovely Gloss applier for Catwa – red
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Truth – Angie
Dress – Entice – Rain Over Me – Gradient (FREE Lucky Letter Board/0L/No Group Required)
Shoes – [MODA] – Cayla Wedge Platforms & Hud – Red (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/No Group Required)

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – Bella Bistro – Romantic Restaurant since 2009

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A Girl and Her Bird

A Girl and Her Bird

It’s Saturday! And that means 30L specials abound… but I also have a special freebie for you today and a 1L goodie as well to round out a roleplay look that you won’t want to miss out on.

I stopped by Torvis Weapons today and discovered this beautiful red silk called Vidina on special for 30L. It includes the fitmesh camisk which you also get in Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink fits plus the gold bracelets, gold belt and a gold collar (collar not shown). For 30L, if you are an avid roleplayer, this is a steal!

Every archer needs a bow, and I found a very nice realistic one on the Marketplace for only 1L. It has both a scripted and nonscripted version in the box so you can save on scripts if you roleplay in a “write only” area, or if you roleplay in an area where GM weapons are used, simply use the GM version of the weapon. This “Deathrays’ simple bow” makes a nice prop and is easy to use. It was only 1L on the Marketplace!

If you are a photographer in Second Life, you might also want to stop by Lorien today and pick up the 10 pack of “Naughty Girl” poses that are out. I am showing you one from the pack that you can get today for just 30L. These are very nicely done and for only 30L that’s just 3L per pose!

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The last item I have to show you today is very special indeed. It’s nice to have a shoulder pet in rp, but realistic ones can be very expensive. Grizzly Creek currently has two on the marketplace that are FREE and fully functional with beautiful animations and movement.

I’m showing you the Cutthroat Finch but there is another beautiful bird you can pick up for FREE if you check out their store, as well as many other high quality pets for regular price. You might find yourself quite addicted to these gorgeous babies! This particular pet can be rezzed or worn, and is only 3 prim when rezzed! The shoulder pet itself is a low lag 6 scripts.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Truth – Leticia
Outfit – Torvis Weapons – Vidina Silks in Red (30L for 30L Saturday)
Bow and Quiver – Deathrays’ Dollar Store – Deathrays’ simple bow for GM meter (1L on the Marketplace)
Shoulder Pet (bird) – Grizzly Creek – FREE Cutthroat Finch (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)

Pose by Lorien (30L for 30L Saturday – 10 pack, 1 shown)

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar Roleplay Sim

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Once Upon a PurpleMoon

Once upon a Purple Moon

Once upon a PurpleMoon… there was a great group gift and you only needed the group tag to get it! The group tag was 50L but the regular group gifts and special offers made it well worth the join fee! This month’s group gift is called Tiffany… and it is every woman’s dream come true…

This dress comes with a half skirt (shown) or a full skirt (not shown) add on, as well as mesh to support all the major mesh body types, including an auto hide for Maitreya bodies! This dress even includes a beautiful sculpt bow for your waist! All you’ll need is to find a great pair of heels somewhere and you’ll be set… just be sure you don’t leave one behind at the stroke of midnight!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – [e] elikatira – Kara
Dress – PurpleMoon Designs – Tiffany – Group Gift (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 50L to Join)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Precious Mules in White

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Chicago 1920’s

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Another Man’s Treasure

Another Man's Treasure

The popular For Him Hunt is making a round 2 and is already proving lucrative as a 1L hunt for guys. I made my first stop at Fe Style and picked up this zippered T-shirt called “Klett” for only 1L. It comes in two versions — one with a gold zipper and one with a silver zipper and you also get a color change hud that changes the color of the side slit insets with a total of 8 color choices, making it even more versatile.

This shirt is an excellent fit and comes in all the standard mesh sizes. If you’re still in a standard body, it also includes a good alpha layer, but does fit mesh bodies cleanly as well (I put it on my slink body and it was a great fit for it too).

I was then off to do a bit of sim exploring. If you’re looking for photogenic hot spots, I highly recommend “Junktown” just for looking around. As they say, one man’s junk… is another man’s treasure!

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Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Shirt – Fe Style – Klett T-Shirt Navy with Hud (1L For the For Him Hunt 2)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – Junktown

Astrids Signature_Loki


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Tropical Mornings

Tropical Mornings

I was in the mood to walk the beach this morning… but needed some proper attire. There was a group gift out at paper.arrow that I thought was perfectly fitting for such a walk and so I headed over to pick it up. This slip dress is yours FREE with your group tag. It comes in two versions — the one I am showing you in the picture above which has the mint top and flamingo skirt, or one with an all-over flamingo print.

This dress comes in Maitreya and Slink fits, and does not include an alpha layer (though I’m sure if you needed one, you could probably dig one up out of your inventory). The group fee is a one time cost of 250L, but you’ll find a wall full of past group gifts up at paper.arrow to pick up, as well as this pretty dress to make it worth joining.

I decided I was going to do some “rock hopping” instead of “sand walking” and so I really wanted some cute tennis shoes to finish off my look. Lindy Modern & Retro shoes did not let me down! For just 1L and a little hunting time, I found this pair of adorable pink tennis shoes at their main-store as part of the Beached Bunny Hunt 6. These shoes includes fits for classic, Slink flat, and Maitreya feet… so everyone wins out!

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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 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Zanna
Dress – paper.arrow – slip.dress tropical bag – 2 designs in bag (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 250L to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Lindy Gindy Surf (1L for The Beached Bunny Hunt 6)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Baja Sands

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Not a Wall Flower

Not a Wall Flower

Call me old school if you will, but Casablanca is one of my favorite movies… right up there with Citizen Kane. So when I realized there was a Casablanca remake Sim in Second Life I knew I wanted to check it out. Loki got there before me, but my turn has long been overdue… I just hadn’t found the right outfit… until now.

The Moda Midnight Mania board locked down again yesterday, giving me another set of great FREE shoes for my slink feet. These heels are stunning and come in white with a hud to change the metal on the underside (gold, silver, or bronze). If you missed them when they locked down yesterday, they are there also again today, only in a slightly modified version… so they are worth locking down again today if you picked them up yesterday. I’ve heard a few people say they had some delivery issues. Not to worry, just hit the redelivery terminal and they will be sent to you!

And then I realized that I’d missed the June group gift for TBO The Beautiful Ones! But luckily it is still out! This Venus Dress in Turquoise is still out, though I’m not sure for how long. It comes in all your standard fitmesh sizes and also supports all the major mesh body types like Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza. It has a beautiful front, and equally dramatic back (with a plunging back… phew… sexy) and fits like a dream.

There are several ways you can pick up this stunner. If you are a group member (the group membership is 25L) the dress is yours FREE, just pay the terminal 1L and your 1L is immediately refunded and the dress is delivered to you. You can also opt to pay the special price of just 10L if you don’t have any group space, or wish to opt out of joining the group. OR if you are already a subscriber, you can click the subscriber and the dress will be delivered to you completely FREE, no group required. Note: this does not work for new subscriber members, you must have been a past subscriber, so this is a good reason to subscribe and stay a subscriber!

Not a Wall Flower 2

Though I admit that Casablanca the movie was in black and white… I always imagine it being a colorful world. When I saw this FREE group gift flower headpiece by Finesmith (the group is FREE to join), I knew I had to add it to my look… it just had the right feel to finish off what I wanted to feel (yes lots of feels in there right?). Because of course at Casablanca there can never really be any wall flowers… not really… or if they are, they are wall flowers in disguise, pretending to be wall flowers when they are really not. Or that’s somehow the way I imagine that world. “Play it again, Sam!”

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body and Hands – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Estelle
Headpiece – Finesmith – I Want to Name it Bob (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – .:TBO:. The Beautiful Ones – Venus Dress Turquoise (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 25L to Join — OR — Pay 10L — OR If you are already a subscriber (not a new one) you can get the dress FREE by clicking the subscriber and it will be delivered to you)
Shoes – [MODA] – Deshi Fan Platform Heels & Hud – White (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/No Group Required)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Casablanca in Second Life

Astrids Signature

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