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Decisions

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Do we mesh….

I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. I’ve even secluded myself to the man cave to think and test things out. She’s heard me banging around  and cussing out there. I bet she thinks I’m crazy. And I have yet to make a decision… I’ve been playing with mesh heads. I know, I said that I would never get one. I would never be able to get one that “looked” like me. Let me tell you, I’m very close in recreating my face. Maybe you’ll get to see it, or maybe I’m gonna say hellz no and just be happy with this ol’ mug. Time will tell…

Today’s look is from the What’s Your Category Hunt. The DLS Bangor Shirt is a $1L hunt gift from HORR Menswear. I also found the Hera Metalic Eyes at Inkheart. All the hunt gift on the male path of the What’s Your Category Hunt are just $1L.  (There is a $60L path too, so be careful before you click on the prize.)

And now, back to the face appliers. <sigh>

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Carson is wearing…

Shirt: HORR Menswear – DLS Bangor Shirt (What’s Your Category Hunt $1L)
Eyes: Inkheart  – Hera Eyes Metalic (What’s Your Category Hunt $1L)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim: Goose

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Infected Zombie Hunter

Infected Zombie HunterI found my Halloween costume, and just in time too! It seems like zombies and zombie hunters are everywhere this year, and for good reason. Like the vampires of years past, zombies have taken over television and movies in a big way. That said, when I saw this wicked bloody tank top from COCO, my mind instantly went to zombie land. Thankfully, Second Life is awash with creativity, and I was able to find most of what I needed to put this look together without letting go of too many lindens.

I mentioned the tank top as the centerpiece that inspired this “Infected Zombie Hunter” look. It’s one of several FREE group gifts available at COCO. Before I go into detail about the top, when going to the COCO store to add this to your wardrobe, be mindful of which section you’re shopping in. The COCO store is huge, and there are sections dedicated to their doll avatars as well as regular avatars. You’ll find a version of this top in both sections, so don’t get fooled like I did. Make sure you’re in the section with ladies clothing and not doll clothes. LOL That little bit of information out of the way, once you’re in the right place you’ll find a full wall of group gifts with a group joiner near by. The COCO group is FREE to join. Once you’re wearing your COCO group tag, all the gifts are FREE as well, just click the vendors. This bloody tank top gift is fully mesh, and comes in several body fit sizes, and standard mesh sizes.Infected Zombie Hunter CloseAnyone who knows me knows it would be completely out of character for me to go all gore and no glam, even on Halloween. I needed to be a little bloody but still wanted to keep it pretty, Izzie’s had just the thing. These bloody eyes and lips are from an applier package I found by Izzie’s for FREE on the Marketplace. The listing says it’s a limited time Halloween gift, so I’d imagine after today (Oct. 31st) the price will go up. These delicate blood drips can be applied either to the eyes, the lips, or both in 3 shades of red. This FREE set includes appliers for as well as classic system layers. I’m really thrilled with the end result, so don’t miss out on this fun bit of gore by Izzie’s while you can still get it at this fantastic freebie.

Speaking of the Marketplace, I also stumbled across this set of bloody eyes by Inkheart. These mesh eyes were just too perfect to pass up, especially since they are just 1 linden. These “vampire” eyes come in 3 mesh sizes, along with matching system layers. I think they would be spook-tacular with any ghoulish costume!

Continuing on with the idea of being glamorous at all times, this manicure from ZOZ was the perfect finishing touch. Who says a Zombie Hunter can’t have perfectly polished claws?! This particular shade of glossy red is part of the Fab Free exclusive group gift at ZOZ. Just wear your Fab Free tag and click the vendor on the circulation desk at the ZOZ main store, and you’ll be sent your FREE gift. The set has also been featured in one of Katherine’s beautiful posts, and of course in the Fab Free Group Gift Listing by Love.  The Fab Free Group Gift List shows the full set of fall colors that are included in this gorgeous nail polish gift.

Happy Halloween Fab Free!! Here are the details.

Hair little bones. Suffragette – Ombre&Roots

Skin/Head Applier – Essences – Hope (Freakshow Carnivale special) – Currently @Freakshow Carnivale 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Eyes – * Inkheart * – Blood Eyes – Vampire – 1L on the Marketplace

Bloody Eyes/Mouth – Izzie’s – Bloody Tears & Lips (Halloween Limited Time Gift) – FREE on the Marketplace

Bat w/Pose – [Since1975] – Bat’sGacha – Jackson – Past Gacha *Not Currently in the Store

Tank Top – *COCO*_Gift_BloodyTankTop – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Manicure – {ZOZ} Faded Winter Polish (Fat) – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is FREE to Join 

Tattoos – ~silentsparrow~ Spooky Tattoos – Past Fifty Linden Friday

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

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Catching The Last Bus To Friday!

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January started the New Year with a bang and it is going to end in a flurry of great clothes hunting as the Menstuff hunt begins anew. It’s kind of like January came in like a lion and is going out like a slightly bigger lion! If that isn’t enough to put a smile on your face, then the free shoes round-up coming tomorrow surely will. January will go down as a great month to be a guy on SL.

Hawker’s House is a quality men’s clothing store, so it’s a shame I have not had the occasion to mention it much in my posts. They have made very nice clothing and deserve some special attention. When I popped by to pick up this month’s free group gift at the store, I was pleased to see it was the Men’s Mesh Dress Vest and Slacks – Gainsboro. Its light, informal look has the slightly-rumpled casual look which I love wearing. (In my real life, “casual” means I wear my tie looser and let my collar flap freely in the breeze. Put yo’ hood up, Orange County!) The Gainsboro consists of a white shirt, a black tie and the matching vest and slacks. Each of the items are separate pieces of Mesh and come in five sizes to make fitting easier. The textures are well done and the complete outfit is quite stylish. Hawker’s House‘s group joiner is free, so pick this up and give it a try. I bet you will like it as much as I do!

The eyes I chose to wear with this outfit are a prize from The Fresh Start hunt. Inkheart is offering this attractive light green pair of eyes called the Reverie Eyes in Hope as their hunt prize. They look great with the light gray in the vest and slacks! The hunt object you are looking for is a yellow star. When you are in the store, tap the hunt poster for a hint as to where you might find it.

That’s it for today, but we have an action-packed couple of weeks coming up for people interested in high-quality, low-cost men’s apparel. I am extremely excited and can’t wait to share with you what I find! Until then, have fun and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Outfit – Hawker’s House Men’s Mesh Dress Vest and Slacks – Gainsboro (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Eyes – Inkheart Reverie Eyes in Hope (1L The Fresh Start hunt prize / 1L )

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Beard – Hot Dive Expansion Beard0-2b
Hair – Exile Jack

 

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Giving You The Gold Shoulder ;-)

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Happy Wednesday! In the spirit of the holidays, I planned to post something bright and colorful. However, wouldn’t you know it? I found something fantastic in black instead! Black is, of course, the official color of Men’s clothes in Second Life (a fact that I readily make fun of often). Sometimes, though, an item comes along too sharp-looking to be ignored, and this is one of those cases.

The Serious Shirt is this month’s free group gift from American Bazaar. It is a seriously handsome shirt combo, with the black shirt, tie and a nicely textured sweater all integrated into a sweet piece of Mesh! It is offered in Five sizes for an easy fit, and the black-on-black look and great style suits my taste to a tee. Well done, American Bazaar. Thank you for a fantastic free gift!

There is a Christmas tree at The Cosmopolitan Sales Room decorated with festive stockings which are filled with a variety of free gifts. Among them you will find the Fashion Shades from Yasum that I am wearing in the above picture. There are versions for both male and female avies. Plus, they come with a hud giving you a choice of six frame textures and four lens textures. These shades are quite stylish and the hud options make them versatile as well.

Last (but certainly not least!), there are several free gifts over at Swank Events. The one that really screamed, “Pick me up!” was a shoulder pet, of all things. I have never blogged a shoulder pet before so for it to catch my eye, you know it is something special. Heth Haute Couture has created Cosima The King of Couture – Shoulder Pet, a brilliant gold figure with bright diamond eyes. Highly detailed right down to the little crown, it is an impressive piece of work to be sure. I usually don’t wear shoulder pets. I doubt most guys do, but this is definitely eye catching and it could be just the right detail to finish off a fun outfit.

That’s it for now. With the holiday season upon us, I hope your lives are filled with joy and love. If you can’t have that, then try comfort and lust. That doesn’t sound too bad either. However things work out, best wishes to you and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Serious Shirt – American Bazaar The Serious Shirt (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shades – Yasum Fashion Shades (free gift / 0L / @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Shoulder Pet – Heth Haute Couture Cosima, The King of Couture (free gift / 0L / @ Swank Events)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Argrace Glide (Dark Brown)
Eyes – Inkheart Candy Eyes in Caramel (1L Candy Cane Hunt Prize / 1L )
Note – The Candy Cane Hunt ends on December 25th and was previously blogged here.

 

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Point Me To The Eggnog!

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Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. In real life, I have been busy doing the Christmas party circuit in my “Eggnog Makes My Clothes Fall Off” T-Shirt. I find it shocking how few parties serve eggnog anymore. Anyway, besides that small disappointment, this is an excellent month for the freebie/cheapie hunter on Second Life.

My favorite item this week is another fantastic FREE Mesh Group Gift from Lavarock. The Outlaw Jacket went from the store directly into my wardrobe as their group gifts usually do. The jacket has excellent textures and detailing as Lavarock‘s items often have, but this particular FREE Group Gift comes with a texture change T-Shirt hud! It gives you a choice of twelve different T-Shirt textures and also gives you the option of not wearing the Tee at all! There are five sizes included in the box for a good fit, Ladies, this isn’t just for the men. A women’s version is also available as a FREE Group Gift. The quality of this garment is excellent, I definitely encourage you to pick it up!

It is the holiday season and I would be remiss if I failed to post a prize from the Candy Cane Hunt, which is currently underway. It is one of the best December hunts, and this year Inkheart is offering three colors of their Candy Eyes as their hunt prize. In the picture, I am wearing caramel. Also in the 1L box are the cotton candy and dark choco colors. The gift is rather comprehensive including mesh versions and three sizes for each color. The hunt object you are looking for is a blue cupcake with white icing and a candy cane sticking out of it. Happy hunting!

The last object surprised me because the hunt it is part of is long over. Sweet Intoxication still has The Biker Hunt prize available at their store! The prize costs 1L and is this fantastic pair of Mesh Jeans that I am wearing. Coming in five sizes for a nice fit, the Caden Jeans are baggy, but not overly so. As an additional option, there is a rag that is stuffed in the back pocket (which I love because it is an unusual detail). All things considered, these jeans are a fantastic pick up. The Biker Hunt object looks like a motorcycle headlamp; I hope many of us can grab it before it is gone.

That’s it for now. It’s time to pull on my holiday shirt and head off to another party. If I am lucky, I will finally find one with eggnog. Until next time, have fun everyone. Happy Holidays and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Outlaw Jacket – Lavarock The Outlaw Jacket (FREE Group Gift / 0L / FREE Group)
Eyes – Inkheart Candy Eyes in Caramel (1L Candy Cane Hunt Prize / 1L )
Jeans – Sweet Intoxication Caden Jean w/Optional Black Pocket Rag (1L Biker Hunt Prize / 1L )

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

 

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SL Weddings – A Sure Sign That You Ignore Your Friends’ Advice!

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Weddings…on Second Life you only get married six or seven times a year. If that were the case in real life, no one would rent tuxes. They would be part of our regular wardrobe. I know, sometimes SL marriages do work, occasionally in spectacular fashion. It’s that hope that keeps a lot of us going, and going, and going- (much to the dismay of our friends). My point is: the longer you are here on Second Life, the more impossible it is not to become partnered in some way to someone you care about. When that happens, you must have something fantastic to wear.

Tiffany’s Designs have recently changed their monthly group gift. Previously, it was a beautiful white suit that I wear often when I wander around the grid. This time, they have outdone even that gorgeous garment! The Mae Men’s Wedding Suit *Paris consists of two pieces meant to be worn together, so it is simple to wear. Each part is offered in five Mesh sizes to help make the fit just plain easy. The first piece is the jacket, which is black and nicely textured, complete with long tails. The remaining piece is the rest of the tux including the shirt, tie, pants and waistcoat in one combined garment. When worn, it is an elegant tux that will turn heads, whether you are standing at the altar or slow dancing with someone you adore. The Tiffany’s Designs group is not free (it will set you back 50L), but the quality of the gifts make it well worth it!

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This August is another great month to be a guy on Second Life. Currently, running is the fourteen store Fashion Play For Men Hunt. The eyes I choose to wear with this tux are Fashion Eyes – Charm, the Fashion Play For Men Hunt prize from Inkheart . They are light gray with a slight greenish tint. They look pretty realistic and I am very pleased with them. One nice thing about Inkheart . is they participate in a lot of hunts and are quite generous with their gifts. The Fashion Play For Men Hunt prizes cost 1L each and are expected to be out all month. As if that’s not enough, starting August 29th is the Men’s Only Hunt 6 which should have over sixty participating merchants. I can hardly wait!

Second Life, where romance blooms all year around! (Amazing how fertile the soil is when so much fertilizer is laid down first.) Seriously, part of SL is the romance and mystery of blossoming relationships, and if you choose not to take the time for a romantic dance every so often, you are missing out on a great deal of fun. Go pick up some seriously dashing clothes and give it a shot. Your Second Life just might become even more amazing. That’s it for now, my friends. See you on the grid.—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Wedding Suit – Tiffany’s Designs Mae Men’s Wedding Suit *Paris (FREE Group Gift/50L Group Joiner)
NOTE – There is a free all white version of this item in the lucky chairs, no group needed 🙂

Eyes – Inkheart Fashion Eyes – Charm (1L Hunt Gift/Fashion Play For Men Hunt)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59

 

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Garden Party

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Garden Party
Hello world!  First I want to say thank you to the awesome FabFree team for allowing me to contribute to the blog.  I have been a fan since I started in Second Life, and I am excited to share my finds with you each Monday.  Afterall, who doesn’t love starting the week with a great deal?

I stumbled across this lovely group gift from Mutiny in Heaven quite by accident, and I am glad I did.  It is a beautiful completely mesh outfit consisting of a skirt, blouse, matching shoes, and two different sun hats (not shown).  The texture soft and silky, and I love the way the skirt puddles around your feet.  It makes me think of swanky, summer garden parties.

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The matching shoes fit perfectly on Slink High Feet, and are pretty enough to wear with or without the dress.  The Mutiny in Heaven group costs only $1 L to join, and there are multiple group gifts to be found in the store.

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Also on Moira is a sweet, music themed manicure care of InkHeart and the Music Hunt.  The hunt item costs only $1 L, and includes 5 nail polishes plus three sets of very pretty eyes (not shown).  I found the cute, blond bob hairstyle at the Magika retirement sale.  A few dozen prim based hair styles are slated for retirement, and you can pick them up for a steal.  Individual color packs are $35 L each, so now is the perfect time to expand tht hair wardrobe!

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Hair – Magika – Cinta Blond Pack – $35 per color pack, $100 per fat pack

SKIN – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Taupe

BODY – Slink – Physique Mesh Body

HANDS – Slink – AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual

FEET – Slink – AvEnhance Feet Female High

NAILS – *InkHeart* – Music Hunt Prize – $1

OUTFIT + SHOES – !Mutiny.in.Heaven – Late Afternoon in New York – Group Gift ($1 to join)

POSE PROP – GLITTERATI – The Shopaholic’s Closet – FREE!

POSES – Kuso – SP-001 Static Pose (Woman)

 
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Shamic’s running amok with the Men Only Hunt!

So, I’ve decided to let Shamic do a post tonight since I had already done 2 for myself earlier. Plus, there are some great men’s things available right now with the Men Only Hunt 5 going on. I also suggested he head over to the ‘stuff Lounge and see if there were some goodies to show off.

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So, Shamic made a few stops from the Men Only Hunt list, which you have to get from HERE, as there are no LM’s in each hunt prize to send you to the next location. Luckily, the list also includes hints, which made the prizes a little easier to find. When I saw DuckNipple on the list, that was the first place I sent Shamic too, as I knew there would be something good. Neither of us were disappointed. The long-sleeved, striped sweater he has on is their hunt gift, and, as with all of the gifts, it was free. It is mesh, and comes in 2 fitmesh sizes, as well as 3 standard sizes. Shamic is a standard medium, but he had to go with the small, as they fit a little on the large size. The other hunt prize he’s showing off is from MINA Hair. His Alex knit toque and dark brown hair combo is their hunt prize, and you actually get 2 different hair versions, as well as the hat without the hair, meaning this is easily a unisex prize. It also comes with a HUD to change the texture of the toque. When hunting for MOH5 prizes, you are looking for a tall glass of beer 🙂 . It made me thirsty! LOL.

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After clothing himself in his new finds, Shamic’s trip to the ‘stuff Lounge rewarded him with a new pair of sneakers. These multicoloured chucks are from Citrus, and are a free MENstuff group gift. The MENstuff group is L$50 to join, but the gifts from the different designers are always getting switched out, so there is always good stuff to grab.

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I think Shamic is rather pleased with his look. What do you think? Not bad for a bunch of freebies eh? OK, we are out of here, I’ve let Shamic have enough time running around by himself and it’s time for me to put him away before he gets into trouble. LOL! Until next time, TTFN.


What is Shamic showing you…

Sweater – DuckNipple Mesh: MOH5 Sweater (free MOH5 hunt gift)
Hat + Hair – MINA – Alex – Dark brown [wear me] (free MOH5 hunt gift)
Shoes – Citrus Men’s Grunge Chucks (free MENstuff group gift @ the ‘stuff Lounge/L$50 to join)
Jeans – Wilson’s – Mesh – M – Grey Jeans
Undershirt – ANIMALE:: Animale Instincts {Original Tees} (L$1 on Marketplace)
Ring – ::Gabriel::  Curb chain Ring (free facebook like GIFT)
Eyes – * InkHeart * – FPH Eyes – Dark Blue (S) (past hunt gift, no longer available)
Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – December GROUP guys/2014 (free December group gift, still available/L$50 to join)
Hands – SLink

Pose – //elephante poses// Man Of The Hour

Location – Clifton Park in the City of Harrison

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Shamic wants to show off his Christmas spirit too!

It’s been a little while since Shamic has shown anything to you, so I thought I’d let him model some goodies for you, and all by himself at that!

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There has already been quite a few posts about gifts from the MEGAStuff hunt going on, but most have been from the Women’s path. In case you didn’t know, there is also a Men’s path, and trust me, there are loads of great things for guys! I sent Shamic off on his own, and he went over to LRD, otherwise known as Linealrise Design and with help from the hint “At the men’s department there hang 2 SUPERPACK , Check the Cyan [HINT] sign DUDE [hint] ,C [hint] ya”, he found a great, 1 piece, mesh outfit. That’s right, I said 1 piece! From the shoes on his feet, up to the collar of his shirt, you just pick your size and put it on, and you’re dressed. I love that! As does Shamic, since it means he does not have to think about what to put together to make an outfit. Like all MEGAStuff hunt prizes, this will set you back a small L$1. The hunt runs until Jan 2, so you have loads of time to check it out.

Next piece of his outfit, showing off his Christmas spirit, is the hat + hair combo from Argrace. It is their most recent subscribo gift, and Juli did a great job showing off the women’s version HERE. You get a full colour fatpack of every colour imaginable. If you aren’t in the subscribo list, all you need to do is click the join button, and then touch the picture of the hair, and it will be delivered to you. There are a few of the previous gifts still out as well, so don’t forget to grab them while you are there.

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Shamic has a new, handsome face, if you hadn’t noticed. This is courtesy of 7 Deadly s{K}ins. As always, each month brings a new, free, group gift skin for both men and women, and this good-looking face is the December group gift for guys. You get 2 versions, 1 with a hair base, and one without, and SLink hand and feet appliers are also included. The group join fee shifts around all the time, and as of this posting, it is only L$5, but it could jump back to its normal L$150 at any time, so I would not wait to join.

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To truly show his Christmas spirit, Shamic put up a tree! Not too many guys I know in RL, put up trees unless nagged by their significant others. Although, if it was as easy as this tree was to put up, I think there would be some more willingness. This flashy Christmas Tree is from Alchemist, and is a gift from the Cosmo Room advent tree. All of the gifts are free, you just need to have your Cosmo Sales Room tag active, and the while they had been thinking about closing the group off for the duration of the advent gifts, the decision was made to keep the group open, and still free to join! Yayy!

So, did he do ok by himself? I think he did, which means I may let him do a few more posts on his own. What do you think? LOL. So, until next time, TTFN!


What is Shamic showing you…

Outfit –  Linealrise Design LRD – Men’s Street Outfit (L$1 for the Menstuff Hunt)

Hat + Hair – *ARGRACE* Santa Hat / Men – Dark Browns (free subscribo gift)(mentioned by Juli, HERE)

Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – December GROUP guys/2014 (free group gift/currently L$5 to join, but it changes often)

Tree – *Alchemist* ChristmasTree2014 Gold (free group advent gift on the Cosmo Room Christmas Tree/free to join)

Eyes – * InkHeart * – FPH Eyes – Dark Blue (S) (past hunt gift, no longer available)

Ring – ::Gabriel::  Curb chain Ring (free facebook like GIFT)

Hands – SLink

Pose – //elephante poses// Man Of The Hour

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