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Fishing for a Good Deal

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I absolutely adore when Sn@tch puts out their 7 Seas Fishing Grab Bags! Yesterday this generous creator put out their Fish 4 This Fall Grab Bag and I couldn’t be pleased peachier with the 20 gift items that I pulled “out of the water” with my re-usable fishing pole. (You all save those to reuse right?! right?!)

Just a few of the little things!

I wanted to show off a few of the things from the Sn@tch grab bag, but there is so much more to be had… dresses, sweaters, stockings, you name it. 20 items total! But pictured above were a few of my favorite items that I put together into an outfit to share with you:

  • Charlotte Hair (mini natural pack) … great colors!
  • Deadly Matte Lipstick (system layers and an omega applier!)
  • India Beaded Halter (Standard mesh sizes)
  • Daydream Blue Jeans (system layer plus Omega applier & prim cuffs)
  • High Heeled Sneaks (unrigged mesh, I adjusted and hid my Maitreya feet and these worked great!)

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Bad Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, Charlotte Hair Mini Natural Pack (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Lipstick – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, Deadly Matte Lipstick Fall Pack (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Shirt – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, India Beaded Halter in Brown (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Jeans – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, Daydream Jeans in Blue (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Shoes – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, High Heel Sneaks in Fall (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)

Sim Location – Val d’Orcia

Astrids Signature


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Curiouser & Curiouser

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Things just keep getting curiouser and curiouser! But that didn’t stop me from picking up the newest free group gift from BlackRose! Can you believe the pretty lace and embroidered details on this mesh top? Wow! You’ll need the BlackRose group tag, the group is free to join as always, and the gift is yours free. It comes in a variety of mesh sizes and also includes a color change hud for a variety of colors!

Colors available on the hud:

  • White
  • Pink
  • Sky
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Navy
  • Purple
  • Moss
  • Green
  • Teal
  • Burgundy (shown)
  • Black

Sizes Available:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – L
  • TMP
  • eBody
  • Ocacin
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Something extra

I also stopped by E. Vary as one of their make up gifts had caught my eye. I love my current Maya applier that I’d picked up as a free gift (no longer available sorry!), it’s my new favorite, but I wanted a “pick me up” for it and decided that it needed a fresh look. E. Vary has out the Ilusion Gift as their free SL Frees & Offers gift. Just don your tag and pick it up for free. It’s an omega system applier make up.

I did discover that you either have to applier the lipstick or the eye-shadow and I wasn’t able to figure out how to apply both at the same time, but for free, I still feel the gift was well worth it. I donned one of the pretty lipstick shades to add to my look. I’ve included a picture of the HUD below to show you what all you will be getting with this free gift!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Dakota
Makeup – E. Vary – Ilusion Gift (Free SL Frees & Offers Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shirt – BlackRose – September Gift, Lace Top w/Hud (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Jeans – JellyRoll – Weekender Jeans

 

Sim Location – Storybrooke Gardens

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Far Far Away

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Addicted

It’s safe to say I’m addicted… to the Addicted to Appliers Hunt. I visited Stix this time and came away with a beautiful fantasy skin called Yuki Addicted for just 5L. It includes system layers plus…

Appliers for:

  • Omega for Catwa & Body
  • Omega for LAQ/Logo & Body
  • Omega for LeLutka & Body
  • Makeup Only applier

You might remember that Pru showcased the beautiful Yuki as Syx skin here which is the current group gift at Stix. This Yuki Addicted addition of the skin is another fantasy version which is just as beautiful and is in pink shades with pink eyebrows, pink cheeks and pink lipstick. I couldn’t resist it! I think it would be fun for everyday, and it is definitely perfect for roleplay!

Far Far Away

I went fishing… far far away. Okay. So I just went to Sn@tch. There is about a week left to pick up the current fishing prize before it is changed out next Wednesday. Currently is is a lovely little outfit called “Holiday in the Sun”.

You get the full kit and caboodle with jewelry, make up, shoes, tops, omega applier pants and so on. The mesh shirts come in the following colors: Pink (shown), Beige, Blue, Peach, Seafoam, White, and Violet. You’ll also get a texture change hud for the pants and the pants come in: Pink (shown), white, lavender, sky, seafoam, and peach.

Sizes available for the shirt:

  • Standard sizes XS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier & Skin – Stix – Yuki Addicted Puddin’ (5L for the Addicted to Appliers Hunt)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Cynthia
Outfit – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Holiday In the Sun (7 Seas Fishing Outfit/Free with 100L Fishing Rod Purchase or Re-Use)

Sim Location – Netherwood

Astrids Signature


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Hello Summer!

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Hello, Summer! I’m so glad we met! Especially since you’re a fun, easy hunt with 10 prizes, each for only 1L at Brii Underground! Each prize is a complete outfit with shoes to fit Slink feet and Omega applier make-up for Catwa heads! It’s a deal you can’t really beat — one stop… 10 Linden… 10 full outfits! The Hello Summer Hunt lasts until August 31st at Brii Underground. I’m going to give you a peek at three of the outfits I found while hunting as well as a couple of other group gifts I picked up recently.

Pretty in Blue

Luda is this pretty blue dress as part of the Hello Summer Hunt that you can get for just 1L at Brii’s Underground right now. You get the full outfit with shoes and make up.

Dress sizes included:

  • Standard sizes XXS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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A bit of whimsy

For a nautical touch I stopped by Chop Zuey because they creator has set out some new gifts. I love these two free to all gifts that are currently out… the She Sells She Shells Necklace and Earrings set. You can get them at the free to all gift area by the fountain. The necklace has an assortment of charms and the earrings (almost hidden by my hair) are the little blue and white life preservers. These are well worth picking up.

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Dazzle Me.

Another outfit from Brii’s Underground Hello Summer Hunt that I really liked (again it’s yours for just 1L and a little hunting time… you’re looking for a little palm tree!), was this Lucy outfit pictured above. It too, comes with the full kit and caboodle… outfit, make-up, and shoes for slink feet. I added a pair of bracelets from my inventory, but you can accessorize however you like.

Outfit sizes available:

  • Standard sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza

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Watercolor winner.

This dress called Karolina, pictured above, reminds me of a beautiful watercolor painting, and I couldn’t resist showing it off to you. I wish the shoes were not hidden by the skirt, as they are beautiful too. Again, for just 1L at Brii’s Underground you get this as part of the Hello Summer Hunt (full outfit – dress, make-up, and shoes).

Dress sizes available:

  • Standard sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh sizes XS – XL
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink
  • Belleza

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Something colorful.

I paired my pretty watercolor dress with something colorful from Chop Zuey. This group gift necklace called Warlock is a men’s gift, but I was easily able to size it to fit my female avatar. It works nicely for men or women either one. It has a silver pendant with a color change bead (I included a photo below of the hud to show you the options) all on a black cord.

The group is 350L to join, but currently there are gifts out for both men and women (and the men’s gift is very unisex in my opinion as you can see), and the creator is generous with regular gifts, making this group well worth joining.

Happy Hello Summer hunting. I hope you find all 10 outfits at Brii’s Underground! And enjoy the gifts at Chop Zuey. Until my next post, enjoy your day!

Chop Zuey Warlock Hud

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight

Outfit 1:
Hair – Mina – Dionne
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – She Sells She Shells Necklace and Earrings (Free to all Gift)
Full Outfit (includes shoes & make up) – Brii Underground – Luda Summer Style Complet Outfit (1L for the in-store Hello Summer Hunt)

Sim Location – Netherwood

Outfit 2:
Hair – Catwa – Zoey
Bracelets – Breathe – Ataraxy Bracelets in Pink
Full Outfit (includes shoes & make up) – Brii Underground – Lucy Summer Style Complet Outfit (1L for the in-store Hello Summer Hunt)

Sim Location – Binemust

Outfit 3:
Hair – Spellbound – Forgotten
Necklace – ChopZuey – Warlock Mens Necklace (Free Group Gift/Group is 350 to Join)
Full Outfit (includes shoes & make up) – Brii Underground – Karolina Summer Style Complet Outfit (1L for the in-store Hello Summer Hunt)

Sim Location – Horizons Seren

Astrids Signature


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Heartbreaker

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House of Ruby has out a new line of T-shirts for men and they are real heartbreakers in the making… you can get one in the color blue for the promo price of just 56L off the Marketplace. The shirt comes in system layers as well as Slink and Omega Appliers for mesh bodies.

I did some checking around and paired the colorful T-shirt with facepaint which I found as a past group gift at Zibska. In fact there is an entire wall out of past group gifts that include make up, jewelry, and more. The group is 200L to join, but it’s a one time fee, and after joining, you’ll be able to fill your inventory with lots of boxes to open. The Marsh face paint comes in a full fatpack of 7 colors and you’ll get system layers as well as and Omega applier for mesh heads.

I tossed on an oldie but goodie to finish off the look… Wicca’s Wardrobe is another group that leaves out their past group gifts for customers to enjoy. I’ve blogged these Ares pants before but it’s worth mentioning that for your 50L join fee at Wicca’s Wardrobe you’ll gain access to many past group gifts for both men and women… like these excellent quality pants.

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold – tinted black
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Face Paint – Zibska – Marsh Group Gift (Free group gift/0L/Group is 200L to Join)
Shirt – House of Ruby – Modern Russia T-Shirt for Him in Blue (56L Promo on the Marketplace)
Pants  – Wicca’s Wardrobe – Ares Pants male Jeans/Black (Free group gift/0L/Group is 50L to Join) – past group gift, still available!
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – LEA27

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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

Signature use 320 size


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Mmm Chocolate Cake & Free Makeup!

As I have mentioned before, Grixdale is closing it’s doors tomorrow, Wednesday August 31st.  I stopped in for one last look around and noticed that everything in their makeup section is listed at 0L!  There are bandaid tattoos, eye makeup layers, face paint layers etc.  I am not sure how long this will last, so hurry if interested!

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The awesome hat / hair combo I am wearing is called Chocolate Cake – Brown and is a group gift from LoQ Hair for joining the Liberty City News inworld group (free to join).  If you would like this hair too,  all you have to do is join the group and check the previous notices for the hair gift.

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Love is wearing…

Skin – Grixdale Teagan Sparrow in Sugar (closing sale – 100L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Atomic%20Island/127/60/24

Eye Makeup – Grixdale The Body Shoppe Fiji Cyclone (free / 0L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Atomic%20Island/127/60/24

Face Paint – Grixdale The Body Shoppe Spiritual Mute (free / 0L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Atomic%20Island/127/60/24

Bandaid – Grixdale The Body Shoppe Ouch Melon (free / 0L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Atomic%20Island/127/60/24

Eyes – Fashism Eyes Sunrise Pale Green (not free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewelry/47/208/38 

Hair – LoQ Hair Chocolate Cake – Brown (free group gift / 0L / free to join) –  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Liberty/35/172/23





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Quickie: Limited Time Offer by J&J Skins @ Baiastice

Hurry! For a limited time only (not sure how long ….) J&J Skins, Baiastice 100, 194, 24 offers 4 amazing skins. The boxes are sitting on a table, all in a row, for free. Each box contains a skin, facelight and lashes too (not shown).

Gift Pack 1: Skin Alana Natural Fairy 1

Gift Pack 2: Skin Alana Natural Fairy 2

Gift Pack 3: Skin Alana Tan Kali

Gift Pack 4: Skin Alana Black Nefertiti

Skins are shown with Frangipani`s Kylie hair in mermaid, fairyfloss, espresso, sangria (fatpack 1 Linden).


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PEPPERMINT BLUE / CRYSTAL LINE

At the moment I´m posting this there are 2 free Assistance Sets available at Peppermint Blue`s FashionBar Odaiba . Alice07 Barzane always offers free sets but they are changing monthly, I think. So if you are there and can´t get the freebies posted here, don´t worry (and don´t whine about it, please, no drama, you didn´t miss the love of your life!). Soon you will find another freebie at this place, be patient.

First we have Another SkinSeF Assistance Set. It comes with complete outfit (pants, skirt, tee, stockings, hoodie, shoes, bangles …), SeF Skin (ElohMod, license is included), 3 hairstyles (I´m wearing RedKnit Cap/BlondeHair), face light, heigth meter, 3 shapes (170/180/190 cm – not shown).

Second we have SeF Assistance Set MakeUp 0301 May Collection. It comes again with 3 shapes (not shown), 1 hairstyle Hair 02, 7 skins (Blue Violet, Blue Violet Tan Line, Cool Pink, Cool Pink Tanline, Nature Tanline, Party Red, Party Red Tanline – but without nipple pasties! I have to check back from where I`ve got it). And of course the complete outfit including shoes, gloves and stockings. Oooh, and a Portable Posestand HUD (love it!)

The photo studios I´m using are from Crystal Line (prices are 10L, 15 L and 50 Linden). Check out this place, you can try the photo studios, sit on a prize chair, there´s a free hairstyle, a 1 L-goldfish bowl, inexpensive poses as well as backgrounds for the studio.