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Home From Work

Home From Work

When I saw that there was a hunt dedicated to work, working, and various jobs, I was really thrilled on a number of levels. I know that often there are contests in Second Life where you dress up to fit various themes of employment, but also I felt that this was a great opportunity for Second Life designers to show solidarity for unsung heroes. I was not disappointed. The hunt was full of wonderful things to celebrate jobs of all walks of life.

In the end, I decided to showcase this 1L nurse’s uniform from Blade & Rain. It is a one-piece mesh outfit that comes in all the standard sizes and includes a good alpha layer. What I appreciate most about it, is that it’s “real” nursing wear instead of the “sexy nurse” outfits you usually see. I really admire those who are hard at work in the medical field and it’s nice to have this option available for contests, cosplay, or what-have-you and for only 1L this is a great opportunity to pick up a great working outfit.

The Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Work I Go Hunt ends on Sept 16, so be sure to get out there and hunt down the goodies before it’s over!

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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
Hair – [e] elikatira – Becca
Outfit – Blade & Rain – HOH Hunt Item Female (1L for the Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Work I Go Hunt)

Sim Location – Split Screen Installation Space

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Dream a Little Dream

Dream a Little Dream

Sometimes you have to take time to dream a little. And Glam Dreams has just made that a little easier with their dreamy FREE gown that is their gift to you as their SL Frees & Offers group gift.

Join the SL Frees & Offers group FREE and stop by the Glam Dreams main-store to pick up your Alfonsina gown in this rich chocolate color. You’ll get all the standard fitmesh sizes, as well as Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink fits. It’s sure to fit like a dream!

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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
Hair – Truth – Nathalia
Jewelry – Empyrean Forge – Heritage Collection in Gold
Dress – Glam Dreams – Alfonsina in Brown (Free SL Frees & Offers Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – West of The Rain

Astrids Signature


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Make Me

Make Me

I’m feeling lazy this morning so I stayed in for a soak. Luckily I have the perfect hunt if you don’t feel like teleporting around to different shops. Have you tried the Marketplace Hunt yet? I found this gorgeous bodysuit from Alpha Female that I had to share with you. It’s called “Make Me” and after putting it on, you certainly can’t make me take it off this morning😉

A little hunting on the marketplace and 5L is all this bodysuit will cost you. You’ll get a system layer as well as appliers for Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink mesh bodies. It’s a well made outfit in black and gold for a classic look.

Be sure to hurry, this hunt ends tomorrow, August 28th!

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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
Hair – Exile – Dangerous
Lingerie – Alpha Female – Make Me Bodysuit (5L for the Marketplace Hunt)

Sim Location – Follow Your Bliss

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My Purple Fantasy

Purple Fantasy

Purplemoon Creations has out a luscious new group gift in the form of this formal dress called Katherine in the color purple. The group fee is 50L but the regular gifts make it well worthwhile, and this one gown alone is worth the cost. Once you’ve joined the group (if you are not already in it) you can pick up this beautiful gown. It includes all the standard sizes as well as fitmesh sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies.

Don’t miss out on this gorgeous gown!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Nathalia
Dress – Purplemoon Creations – Katherine Gown – purple (Free group gift/0L/Group is 50L to join)

Pose by elephante

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar Roleplay Sim

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Mistress of Jewells

Mistress of Jewells

Morning is nearly over, but I’m not ready to get out of bed… and I’m sure you can see why! Luxury is mine today with some special finds you will want to be part of!

I love appliers and so the Addicted to Appliers Hunt is proving to be a hunt that I’m really enjoying. I hunted down this pretty lingerie for just 1L at Miss Jewell‘s main-store location. It includes system layers for standard avatars as well as appliers for Maitreya, Belleza, and Lolas.

I also stopped by Genre and fell in love with the Lumae “Showgirl” skin that is being showcased at the event. At 100L it is over our 75L limit… but when you consider that you get every possible applier imaginable for that one teensy price (plain or freckled), I think you’ll understand why I wanted to let you know about this beautiful skin! I picked it up in Tone 4 (fawn) but there were three other tones out that you can pick up for the same low price.

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P.S. If you love my hair and jewels, you can get those at the current round of Collabor88. Exile has this amazing hair out (necklace included) with a color change hud for the pearls!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T4 – Fawn // Showgirl (100L featured @ Genre)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Liason (featured @ Collabor88)
Lingerie – Miss Jewell – ATAH Miss Jewell Gift – (1L for the Addicted to Appliers Hunt)

 

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Glitter Revolution

Glitter Revolution

The Women’s Stuff Hunt is, as always, proving to be a chance to fill out inventories with lots of wonderful items, Ladies! I wanted to show you a beautiful texture change outfit I picked up for 1L that is perfect for a night out on the town.

This is the Nerea mesh outfit (it comes in all the standard sizes) by Glitter. For 1L and a little hunting time at the main-store it is yours! You have until August 31st and this is a huge hunt, so don’t delay!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Thea (Featured @ Uber)
Outfit – Glitter – Nerea Mesh Outfit with 3 Texture Hud (1L for the Women’s Stuff Hunt)

Pose by elephante

Sim Location – West of the Rain

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Ready for Rain

Ready for Rain

It’s Sunday instead of Friday, but I am bringing you Friday news! And I’m ready for a little rain to wash away the weekend blues. Sometimes rain is refreshing you know?🙂

First… this is a head to toe look. So HURRY over to Elikatira, where you will find that their Fifty Linden Friday offering of hair that I’m wearing in the picture above in essential colors is still out. For just 50L this pretty mesh hair is yours! But hurry! I’m not sure how much more time you have before the offer will disappear!

My jumpsuit is courtesy of FineRain Creations, and is their contribution to the Women’s Stuff Hunt. Stop by the main-store and for 1L and a little hunting time, this outfit in all the standard mesh sizes in this pretty yellow gold color is yours! It fits and flows beautifully and comes with a great alpha layer for standard bodies.

Last, but not least, I found a pair of shoes I loved at Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes. These too are a 1L Hunt gift. These are the store’s offering for the Addicted to Applier’s Hunt. Just hunt down the icon and buy it for 1L. You’ll get these stunning black alligator heels to fit Slink, Maitreya, and TMP feet!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Qiana (50L for Fifty Linden Friday – Hurry! This may not be out much longer!)
Outfit – FineRain Creations – FineRain Lena Jumpsuit in Yellow (1L for the Women’s Stuff Hunt)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Kym Alligator (1L for the Addicted to Appliers Hunt)

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – West of the Rain

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Sunrise

Sunrise

It will be back to school soon in my neck of the woods and lots of people are gearing up for that time of year. I wanted to enjoy some last minute beach time before it became “hitting the books” time. So I checked out the Pool Party Hunt to see what I could find and struck gold (or in this case black and white!) with this amazing one piece suit from Lady Dragon’s Design.

This retro look one piece suit is part the creator’s 1L offering as the hunt prize and comes in all the standard sizes, as well as Maitreya and Slink. (While you are there, be sure to pick up the Women’s Stuff Hunt gift which is also out for only 1L — you’ll get a gorgeous full outfit that includes slink shoes!).

Speaking of “Back to School” — be thinking of all those cool Back to School photos you’ll want to enter into the Back to School FabFree Photo Challenge! Details were posted by our lovely Julianna [here].

Have a great day!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Iconic – Coco
Swimsuit – Lady Dragon’s Design – (PP) One Piece Swimwear (1L gift for the Pool Party Hunt)

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – Baja Sands

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Dream a Summer Dream

Dream a Summer Dream

Sometimes we need to recharge… take a moment to close our eyes and dream. I found the perfect sim for it if you like art and books. You might want to stop by the Arts and Literary Salon where there is book discussions and art displays for you to enjoy.

I took the chance to put together a dreamy summer look while I enjoyed one of the blankets under a charming little tree I found. My look is courtesy of Wicca’s Wardrobe this morning.

First, I picked up the 1L Women’s Stuff Hunt gift that Wicca’s Wardrobe is generously contributing to this hunt as a prize. It is this lovely strawberry dress in all the standard sizes as well as fitmesh, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP. The box also includes two texture patterns of the dress, so you get not only the dress I am showing, but one additional pattern. And only 1L for all of this strawberry goodness!

I was pleased to discover that the August group gift at Wicca’s Wardrobe was a sexy pair of boots that matched the dress quite nicely. These over the knee dragon boots come in standard mesh as well as slink fits. To get them to fit my Maitreya body, I simply removed my feet. They are highly detailed, and there is a male version of the boots out for group members as well. If you are not already a member, the group fee is 50L, but you get access to many past group gifts as well as these fantastic boots, making it well worth your join fee.

I’m off for a nap and a dream. Enjoy your day!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Summer
Dress – Wicca’s Wardrobe – Belle Dress in Strawberry II (1L for the Women’s Stuff Hunt)
Shoes – Wicca’s Wardrobe – Montana Boots (Female) Black Dragon (Free group gift/0L/Group is 50L to Join)

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – Arts & Letters Literary Salon

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Master & Mistress of Ceremonies

Master and Mistress of Ceremonies

It’s not Halloween yet, but that is no excuse to avoid good cosplay! Or just good Gothic fun. Loki and I did a little hunting and came up good with a couple of outfits you won’t want to miss out on.

You’re seeing us in Roped Passion’s matching gift for Ladies and Men for the Carnival of Souls Hunt. Just 1L will get you this is the Mistress and Master of Ceremonies outfits. Both come in all the standard mesh sizes and with a good alpha layer (P.S. if you picked up the outfit earlier before the alpha layer was out, you can pick up the alpha layer for free in a box at the front of the store now!).

The lady’s outfit includes this gorgeously detailed corset with roses and skulls, a pair of panties, a bra, and a necklace. You will also get a top hat (not shown).

The men’s outfit is an exquisite suit that comes in one piece for easy fitting and wear. You’ll need your own shoes, but a plain black pair will do nicely.

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Love tipped me off on a gift I didn’t want to miss out on, and if you are a LeLutka mesh head wearer, you may want to pick this one up too. The Laura Hurley group is FREE to join, and if you stop by the main-store you can pick up this beautiful LeLutka head applier called “Jojo” for FREE as the current group gift. I fell in love with the beautiful skin tone, the beauty mark on the left side near the mouth/chin and the deep wine colored lips. Since I wear a Maitreya body, I was able to find an applier nearby for 200L and I was set for that one cost, head to toe!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone
Skin & Head Applier – Laura Hurley – Jojo LeLutka Applier (FREE Group Gift/0L/FREE to Join Group)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Out of the Ruins
Outfit – Roped Passion’s – Mistress of Ceremonies (1L for the Carnival of Souls Hunt)

 

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)
Outfit  – Roped Passion’s – Master of Ceremonies (1L for the Carnival of Souls Hunt)

 

Sim Location – The Bizarre House

Astrids Signature