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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL The EndA whole bunch of July hunts end TODAY! If you’ve been procrastinating, it’s time to get up and get going. There are literally hundreds of free (or very nearly free) hunt prizes to be picked up, but they’re all going to go POOF at midnight. Tell your friends!

Good news is ahead in the form of all the August hunts that will be starting tomorrow. Don’t worry… I’ll post about those and fill you in when they’ve launched, so stay tuned.

New to hunting? Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

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He Shoots, He Scores!

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! This week, I decided to get more exercise, change some of my poor eating habits, and end up with a healthier version of me! Yeah…had you going there a minute, didn’t I? LOL! Seriously, my favorite find this week is a very good looking basketball uniform emblazoned with the words “New York” across the front. The hunt prize from the Boom Boom Pow Hunt, The Mensline Mesh Basketball Outfit from KAD Designs is great athletic wear even, if you aren’t a basketball fan. The jersey alone would fit well in an urban street wear outfit, but KAD Designs gives you much more than that! The hunt prize includes the entire uniform right down to the sneakers and socks. In you have no need of active wear, consider this: The outfit has some seriously fun role play potential in the right situations. The Boom Boom Pow hunt ends on the 31st of July, and this gift will set you back 1L. Hurry and grab it, it is a very nice gift.

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Staying with the basketball theme, earlier today I saw that IAF had set out a goodie bag for us guys with multiple freebies in it. Among the four items in the bag is this basketball jersey with the number “01” on it and with the name “Hustle” on the back. This happens to be perfect for me since “Hustle” happens to be my nickname around the office. (I sold Love’s stapler to Pru, then wrapped up Pru’s stapler as a gift to Love. I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those pesky kids!) The Jersey is black with silverish gray numbers and accents and would look as great out on the street as it would on a basketball court. One last note, in this very generous FREE gift bag IAF also included some chinos, a sweater, and a wool jacket/shirt combo!

Lastly, my hair is a great FREE group gift from Amacci! Truly one of the best places for men’s hair on the grid, I was very pleased to hear they had put a male hair out recently and hurried over. The current FREE group gift is called “Leon” and comes in cinnamon. It is a nice length for guy hair; I call it medium length in my inventory and is a must pick up, since free hair for guys is such a tough find. I don’t know how long this will be out. So, like most of the end of the month items, it is best to run and grab it before it vanishes like the playoff dreams of a basketball team from a certain city that I will not specify.

That’s what I have for you this week. Whether you want to look good hanging out on the corner talking smack to your friends, playing a quick pick up game of basketball, or have an interesting idea for a role play in mind, these items should come in quite handy. Until next week my friends, take care and see you on the grid.—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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New York Uniform – KAD Designs Mensline Mesh Basketball Outfit (1L/Boom Boom Pow Hunt Gift)

Hairbase – Unorthodox Comeback Hairbase
Eyes – IKON IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity
Skin – Belleza Mathieu

Black Basketball Jersey – IAF Mens Hustle Jersey (Black and White)  (FREE Gift in Men’s Department)

Hair – Amacci Leon – Group Gift in cinnamon (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

Eyes – IKON IKON Charm Eyes – Brown
Skin – Egoisme Alessandro Pale Brown Hair
Beard – Hot Dive expansion beard 0-2b

 

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL Xmas in JulyWe’re starting to wind down to the end of July, and there are a whole bunch of hunts ending on the 31st that you probably want to get in on. There is no shortage of themes… sun, cats, explosions, tea, vikings, and yes… even Christmas. That’s right… Christmas. Just have a look at the hunts in this report if you don’t believe me.

Soooo… you should be able to find a hunt that’s just right for you. Just peruse the list and click on the hunt names that sound interesting. You’ll be well on your way to stuffing your inventory full of free (or nearly free) stuff.

New to hunting? Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

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Gettin’ Casual with Around the Grid and Hair Fair.

Well, well..look at this. It’s Thursday already!! My week is going by so quickly, I almost missed it. LOL. Just kidding. I would never miss my Thursday blog post, especially with the goodies I have to show off today. I think you all will love them.

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Let’s start with some Around the Grid 3 hunt prizes. First, let me refresh your memory of how this hunt works. At each location there are 2 hunt prizes, and both are the same. The catch is, 1 is set at L$25 and is placed right at the hunt sign, and the other is only L$1 and you have to actually hunt for it. So for those of you who get fed up with hunting…you can still get some great prizes for cheap! Love it! OK, my first hunt prize to tell you about, is my super casual, yet totally fun tank top and jeans from Wicked, called Nina. Both pieces are mesh, and in the standard sizes. I really love the detailing of the beads on the straps of the top (although I did not manage to get an up close picture of that…oops!), and the fit of these jeans…amazing! I just know I am going to get a lot of wear out of both of these pieces.

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I have 2 other Around the Grid hunt prizes to show off, and they nicely fit in the same picture! First is the Grind My Gears unisex bracelet and ring set. These came from Mesh Glam, and I really like the steampunk vibe they have, yet they do not look out of place with my casual look. Both pieces are resizable, so almost everyone will be able to wear them. Oh, and when SL was being…well, SL, I contacted Mesh Glam’s owner, βєνιn Яaνєηscℓaω, with my issue, and she helped me out right away! Big shout-out for great customer service :) The second prize in that picture is my cute flowery manicure. My SLink applier mani and pedi are courtesy of Reject. The colour combinations are so pretty, I had a hard time deciding which to use. In hind sight…I could have had a different colour for each finger! Dang, why didn’t I think of that before taking my pictures. Oh well…at least you all have this idea now!

There are lots of other great stores involved in this hunt, and if you’d like a preview of the other prizes, take a look at their blog HERE. Oh, and you have loads of time, as this hunt runs until September 30th.

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Next to show off, 2 more Hair Fair gifts! Man I love Hair Fair, especially when there are free gifts to be had. My lovely rigged mesh Catherine hairstyle is from a new to me store, Murray. This classic swept back and long hair comes in almost every colour imaginable, and I just love how it drapes down the back. Now, it did not come with a hairbase, and you don’t really need one, but I enjoy having that bit of extra hair around my hairline, so I almost always wear one. To get my look, I layered the black hairbase from elua’s Hair Fair gift on top of  a much darker Wasabi Pills black hairbase. I really like the effect.

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The other Hair Fair gift is one of the few non-hair related gifts available. This great, rustic looking mesh tote bag is the gift from sYs. It is rigged, but comes with 2 sizes for the straps, giving you a little more leeway with shirts that might be a little fuller in the chest area :) As soon as I put it on, I wanted to run down to a Farmer’s Market, or some place similar, and fill it up with fresh fruits and veggies. Seriously! I love when an item so easily paints a picture in my head.

Alrighty, I have one more thing to mention. Were you wondering about my pretty skin in all of my pictures? Well, wonder no more. It is this months group gift from WoW Skins, Stella. I am so in love with the ever so simple makeup on Stella, just a hint of pink to the lips. She comes in all skin tones, so no matter your preference, there is a tone for you. The gift is free for all group members, but there is a L$350 join fee. I should mention though, that while Stella alone is well worth this fee, there is also a box of a bajillion past group gifts right beside her. OK, maybe not a bajillion..but a whole lot! So that L$350, is a steal.

So, was I right? Are you all just ready to scamper off and grab all the goodies I’ve shown you? I know you are, how could you pass them up? LOL. So, I will let you all get to it, and take my leave. Until next Thursday, TTFN!


What is Calle showing you…

Tank Top and Jeans – WICKED * Nina – Tank Top & Jeans (L$1 or L$25 gift for the Around The Grid Hunt)
Bracelet and Ring – ~Mesh Glam~Unisex Grind My Gears Silver Ring&Bracelet(L$1 or L$25 gift for the Around The Grid Hunt)
Tote Bag – [sYs] CABA bag (fitted mesh wider bridle) (free gift @ Hair Fair)
Shoes – fri. – Nadya.Sandals (Coconut) – Slink
Mani and Pedi – REJECT Slink Polish  ATG3 Gift (L$1 or L$25 gift for the Around The Grid Hunt)
Skin – .::WoW Skins::. V2 Stella GG JULY 2015 (free group gift/L$350 to join)
Hair – MURRAY- Catherine Hairstyle / Black 01 (free gift @ Hair Fair)
Hairbase – Combination of +elua+ hairbase_HF gift1 (part of the free gift @ Hair Fair) and /Wasabi Pills/ Hairbase – LONG – Night shadow
EyesIKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and FeetSLink

Poses – Kirin Poses – Maki Pose Pack and Nina Pack

Main Photo Location – Stonehaven Maine

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No Passport Needed

Hello again, FabFree Dear ones! I don’t know about y’all but I need a vacation! Taking eighty or so days to trapse around shopping at fabulous stores and collecting great prizes sounds like just the thing.

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My first stop on the “Around the Grid in Eighty Days” Hunt was at Nerdy Girl. I am absolutely in love with this dress! I spent a large part of my collage age years in Oklahoma and route 66 runs right through there. I have very fond memories of cruising the ‘mother road’ through the back country and stopping at funky little diners and dives along the way. The ‘Vintage Summer Road trip ‘ dress would have been the perfect get up to cruise around in! It comes in all the standard sizes and the little bow at the waist is optional.

I had to have hair that would ‘flow’ in the breeze as I drive so I stopped at Kokolores’ shop at the Hair Fair and picked up their free gift – Ash . It comes in a very nice variety of colors and is unisex. I’m thinking it would look tres smexy on some of you guys out there who rock the longer hair.

As my real life BH  ( That’s Beloved Husband ) will tell you: I never travel light. Poor guy is pulling out his hair trying to pack everything for our move as it is.  Annnyway, Park Place Home Decore has set out the sleek three piece luggage group for us as part of the Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt. It comes loaded with 22 poses for guys and gals. It’s just the thing to pack up your souvenirs from the trip!

The Hair Fair only lasts until July 26! That’s just a few more days, so if you need hair ( and who doesn’t??) go support the Wigs for Kids charity and grab some marvelous free gifts.

The Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt runs all the way till September 30th!

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic nail HUD
Ears – Aitui
GlassesAmala – Smitten Kitten Sunglasses
Pose w/ suitcase – .click. – World traveler – (25L per play Gacha in mainstore)

Dress – Nerdy Girl – Vintage Summer Road Trip – (1L prize Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt)

Hair – Kokolores – Ash – (Free/0l/Hair Fair free gift)  in the Brunette Sim

3 piece Luggage set – Park Place Home Decore – (1L prize for Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt)

 

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Into the depths of the sea

Finally… the weekend! Hello again, FabFree Folks, I hope your weekend is going well in SL and RL. I hope you’re making time for some of the great new Hunts going on all over the grid. I plunged into the Atlantis Hunt this weekend and I found some lovely prizes to show you.

Into the depths of the seaFirst up, this is the ‘Claire Dress in Ocean’ from Wicked. This is a deceptively simple dress but it’s very sleek and elegant without being fussy or formal. I love the ombre dye look and the color is so lovely.  Even though the dress has a higher neckline, it makes the perfect back drop for the ‘Atlantis’ necklace from Never Ever. This is a unisex prize though it does come in two sizes for gals and guys.   Lastly, I’m wearing the ‘Atlantis – Silver’ for SLink nails from La Boheme. You get both the mani and pedi with both silver and gold accents. Atlantis Collage

There are thirty eight stops on the 0L Atlantis Hunt and there is a very nice variety of prizes for men, women and the home.  This Hunt runs until July 31st so don’t delay!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
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HairTruth – Abigail

DressWicked – Claire in Ocean – (Free/0L/prize for the Atlantis Hunt)

NecklaceNever Ever – Atlantis necklace – (Free/0L/prize for the Atlantis Hunt)

NailsLa Boheme – Atlantis Silver – (Free/0L/prize for the Atlantis Hunt)

Location – Sarawak

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Topsy Turvy

Hello and happy Friday, my FabFree Dears! I’m getting ready for the weekend by going completely casual! Well… I’m getting ready for a casual weekend in SL… in RL not so much….

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ANY way…  let’s start at the bottom and work our way up.  I started my casual Friday with these cute shorts from WallFlower. The ‘Daisy Denim’ shorts are part of the Beached Bunny Hunt and are a great 1L prize. Nice and versital. They come in system layers as well as appliers for Belleza, Maitreya and Omega. It’s always good to see well done system layer items! On top, I have a cute lace side tie top from ‘New to me’ designer: Lowkey Shawty. The Knotted top is a dollarbie on Lowkey’s Marketplace page but there are many cute things in the main store too.

 

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On top.. too or would that be two….  I have another fab design from our own FabFree Designer, More than Ever! The Blue Tie Dye tee is part of the Summer Hunt 2015 on the Flawless Sim. Each of the prizes is between 10 and 15L which sounds like a lot till you see the prizes. There are kiosks set up on the corners of the Sim displaying all the prizes from the shops so you can pick which prizes you want to hunt for. And trust me… you will want a bunch of them!

The 1L Beached Bunny Hunt runs until July 31st and the Summer Hunt runs until July 26th so Happy Hunting and have a great weekend!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet + Nails Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic nail HUD
Ears – AituiTraveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
Hair – Elua – Ursula red
Pose – Exposure

Shorts WallFlower – Daisy Denim Shorts – (1L prize for the Beached Bunny Hunt)

White Top – Lowkey Shawty – Knotted Top – (1L on the Marketplace)

Blue TopMore then Ever – (10L prize for the Summer Hunt 2015)

LocationBumrose Beach

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Kindred Spirits

Hello my FabFree Dears! I hope no one minds that I’m doing two ‘Fairy’ themed posts in a row. I couldn’t resist when I saw that BlueMoon Enterprises had put out this great new Group Gift: The Summer Fae.

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I’m sure our readers who are more role play inclined are familiar with BlueMoon, the shop is full of beautiful RPG / fantasy/ medieval clothes and items. But even if you aren’t “one of us”, you can still appreciate this gorgeous dress. You get the lovely underdress, I’m showing, plus the gossamer wings and a lovely lace-like over dress. I’m also wearing the “Baby’s Breath Wreath w/ Butterflies” from Tamiron Forge and it’s a prize in the Medieval Fantasy Faire Mini Hunt going on till July 19th. The Medieval Fantasy Faire has a ton of great designers and a gacha garden as well. I was unable to find a web site for them ( other than what I’ve posted here) or a list of the Mini Hunt participants. If any of y’all out there have that info I’d be thrilled to get it.

 

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Another prize in the Fantasy Faire Mini Hunt is the ‘Celtic’ necklace from Acios.  The simple elegant design is compliments by the huge HUD wil four metal choices and the twelve stone color choices. I love it when one piece can go with just about anything in my wardrobe. Your Taxi to the Faire -> https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockin/26/42/2015

Update – This is the Hunt Object for the Medieval Fantasy Faire Mini Hunt. Hope this helps out a little.

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet + Nails Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic nail HUD
Ears – AituiTraveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
Hair – Due – Titania
Pose – Infiniti – Flutter By Butterflies (50L per play Gacha in main store)

Dress + WingsBlueMoon Enterprises –   – (Free/0L/Group Gift group is free to join)

Crown – Tamiron Forge – Baby’s Breath Wreath w/ Butterflies –  (Free/0L/Medieval Fantasy Faire Mini Hunt prize)

Necklace – Acios – Celtic Necklace – (Free/0L/Group Gift group is free to join)

LocationThe Lost Unicorn Gallery

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Welcome To Fantasy Island!

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I always wanted to say that in my best, most romantic Spanish accent possible. For me growing up, Ricardo Montalbán was very cool, and when he greeted the guests on the TV show Fantasy Island with that iconic greeting, I realized nothing in the world was cooler than being a very rich man in a white suit. Oh yeah, the show had all kinds of mushy nonsense in it as well, but for me it’s the suit that I find unforgettable!

My memories of that show came flooding back when I saw what Tiffany Designs has put out as a group gift: this fantastic white suit! Now, it isn’t exactly the same suit as he wore in that tropical paradise, but it doesn’t matter. It is beautifully made and gives that same “I am so rich, I am going to order extra hot sauce on my chicken wings without giving it a second thought” kind of look. The Tiffany Designs Rey Mesh Formal Suit in white comes in two pieces: The upper (consisting of the white jacket, black shirt and dark red tie ) and the lower (the white suit pants). Each piece is offered in five sizes to help you get a good fit. If you click on the picture above and then click once more to zoom in, you can see it is nicely textured too. The suit is a FREE group gift, but Tiffany Designs will cost 50L to join. This outfit alone is worth that. The group gift will likely be changing this weekend so run there to pick this up as soon as possible and get ready to pick up another quality outfit in just a few more days. In real life, this kind of clothing wouldn’t last ten minutes on me without getting ruined in some random, yet entertaining, way. This is about fantasy though, and not practicality. So, chicken wings be damned! I finally have my fantasy summer suit!

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Getting out of the summer sun, I couldn’t wait to show you a new hunt prize from the Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt that just started two days ago. The Moon Willow Designs Ven Outfit in Tan is a stylish set consisting of an earth tones vest with a very detailed (but easy on the eyes) fabric texture and a tan shirt designed to be worn under it. The shirt looks sharp and is well textured, but carries the shadow of the vest on it, so that using it without the vest is unlikely. Taken as a unit though, both pieces look very nice together and would be a trendy choice to wear as the summer begins to wane and the nights grow cooler. The Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt prizes cost only 1L, and the hunt object you are looking for is a rolled up scroll or map.

Lastly, I had to indulge in my Siamese cat fascination a moment. The coolest cats I ever shared space with were Siamese. The Kitty Shape Wear “We Are Siamese” T-Shirt has a cute cartoon featuring two of them on the front. As an experienced Siamese cat person, I can tell you most assuredly they are plotting something evil together. Still, when you look that good, a li’l bit of evil is entirely forgivable. The shirt is tan, comes in five sizes and is wide at the bottom to avoid conflicting with mesh jeans. Finding something to wear with it will be a breeze. The “We Are Siamese” T-Shirt is a 1L prize from the Cats Hunt and the hunt object you are looking for is a small paw print.

Well, I shall wave my farewell from my own personal Fantasy Island, where I stroll about unworried about getting catsup and mustard all over my dapper white suit. Maybe the time has come for me to begin the next phase of my life: the “Gentleman Cat Rancher” phase. Until I do, however, have fun and I’ll see you on the grid.—–WHC Riler

 

WHC is wearing…
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Beautiful White Suit – Tiffany Designs Rey Mesh Formal Suit in white  (Free Group Gift/Group costs 50L to join)
Thank you to my fellow fabbie Astrid, who kindly pointed this outfit out to me :-)
Hurry Up! This is only out for a few more days!

Eyes – Ikon Odyssey Eyes in Clarity (Light Blue)

Brown & Tan Vest And Shirt – Moon Willow Designs Ven Outfit in Tan (1L/Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt Prize)

Siamese Cat Tee – Kitty Shape Wears “We Are Siamese” T-Shirt  (1L/Cats Hunt Prize)

Photos were taken at Hestium – a land of your imagination. It is an absolutely beautiful place to wander around in. Come on Mondays & Wednesdays at 3:30 Pm SLT to hear the lovely Boudicca read for us.

Eyes – Ikon Charm Eyes in Brown

Wavy Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu

 

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A Cinnamon Unicorn in a Garden of Dreams

I read The Secret Garden when I was fairly young. It was one of my childhood favorites, and like many children, I loved the idea of hiding places and anything that promised any sort of secrets! Perhaps that is why these two very special Midsummer Night Dream gifts appeal to me (even as an adult) so much!

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First, the creator of Lilith’s Den has really outdone herself with this Dream Garden in mesh. Fully set out with all its pieces – which includes plants, statues, arches, tiled floors and so much more – it is large, beautiful, elaborate, and only 40 prims!

What’s more? She’s been incredibly generous with her packaging of it. Not only has she made it copy and modify (in fact I sized it down in this picture to a little less than half the half the original size so that the garden would ‘fit’ the ND/MD petite avatar gift I am showing you with it!) but she has dual packed the hunt gift. What does this mean? It means she’s not only packed it pre-setup for you, but also has packed every single piece individually within the box so that you can mix and match your own secret garden to your heart’s content! And nearly every piece of the garden is only one land impact! A truly impressive masterpiece and generous offer and hunt gift for just 1L!

And since magic is the topic of the day, after doing my poking around Lilith’s Den (The sim is one easy to get lost in just because it’s terribly fun to explore! You may not want to leave!) Your next stop really should be ND/MD to pick up their fabulous fully mesh petite avatar gift for ladies called “Little Me Unicorn.”

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Once again, this was a creator who outdid themselves on detail with a hunt gift – just check out the features on that face! The detail around the eyes and the horn and clothes are included too! Everything is included except the hair and all you have to do is find the butterfly and pay 1L!

To top this little beauty off, I did a little searching on the Marketplace for hair (we all need hair!) and managed to find this great little curly number for petite avatars by A&A called Melrosa Cinnamon for only 1L. With the modify permissions and a little creativity with tinting, I was able to touch it up and give it a great indigo affect that matched my new Unicorn hunt gift just perfectly!

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Here’s how you can get the garden and recreate the magic…

ND/MD Little Me Midsummer Unicorn Fully Mesh Petite Avatar – (1L Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt Gift)

Hair – A&A Melrosa Hair Cinnamon Petite Edition — (1L on the Marketplace)

Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden by Lilith’s Den – (1L Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt Gift)

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