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Snow Gothic and Mage Red Makes for Perfect [Z]xen

I first fell in love with everything “Gothic” when I was eight years old. My babysitter was a teenage girl of about fifteen and my parents had gone out for “kid free” time, and she was doing her homework and reading Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” to me. After that I was hooked.

And then she let me read over her shoulder, and I read, “For Annie” for the very first time as well. Perhaps “For Annie” is not about Vampires at all… but I thought it was! And even at the tender age of eight, I wanted to be a vampire!

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“Thank Heaven! the crisis —
The danger is past,
And the lingering illness
Is over at last —
And the fever called “Living”
Is conquered at last.”

[from “For Annie” by Edgar Allen Poe]

I think that is why the ensemble that I put together this week really appeals to me! [MC] Mystic Canvass is — first, and foremost — a fabulous one-stop-shop if you are looking for quality Roleplay skins that won’t break your pocketbook. Many of them are priced at only 99L$ for a full pack, and that includes a bonus shape as well as Lolas and/or other great appliers. The store also has a terrific variety of affordable cosmetics and mesh accessories that are out-of-this-world unique. And with this gorgeous Skin as their current FREE Group Gift (Group is 0L to Join!) coming in 4 skin tones with Lolas, Phat Azz, and Slink Appliers? How can a classic Gothic Vampire girl like me go wrong?!

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Of course, I did not want to be a glittery vampire! No! No Twilight sparklers here! Growing up, I wanted to know Dracula and Dark Shadows and vampires like Louis de Pointe du Lac. I wanted pale skin, red lips, crimson eyes, blood that ran cold, and a heart that was colder! Because somehow… I thought it was like being a thorned rose — the ultimate thing of danger… power… and beauty. And yes… even as a tender young girl of only eight years old, I knew it.

“My tantalized spirit
Here blandly reposes,
Forgetting, or never
Regretting its roses —
Its old agitations
Of myrtles and roses:”

[from “For Annie” by Edgar Allen Poe]

So I pulled up Market place for a little help in completing my classic Vampire look — one I was sure would make Bram Stoker himself proud!

I didn’t manage to find a proper Edgar Allen Poe raven that suited me, but this amazing fitmesh dress by +Nocturna+ features a detailed owl print that is a stand-out and the dress pack includes both fitmesh as well as standard mesh sizes and can be found on the Marketplace for only 10L. A little more searching and I was able to complete my Gothic beauty with a set of Mage Red eyes by Imperium which were also found on the Marketplace (a steal of a deal for eyes this sharply detailed at only 9L$!) and last but not least I topped it off with an intricately wrought necklace in black by ~Edenia — another great FREE find on the Marketplace!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) got this great Gothic look wearing…

Skin – [MC] [Mystic Canvass] Snow A-Cup GG Xen Group with Dramatic Eyebrows (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Eyes – Imperium Mage Red Eyes (9L on the Marketplace)

Hair – +Spellbound+ Jezebel

Hands and Feet – Slink

Outfit – +Nocturna+ mesh (fitmesh) Dress Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Jewelry – ~Edenia FREE Pentacle Necklace (0L on the Marketplace)

Pose by * PURPLE POSES *

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Day or night…anytime is a good time to be a star!

My favourite part of being in SL is that I can pretend to be anyone that I want, or anything, at anytime. All I need to do is dress the part and poof..I become anything my little heart desires :) . The other day…I wanted to feel like I was a 50’s starlet, with all the glitz and glam that I could ever ask for. Of course, I needed the right look, and that is where Cog & Fleur provided me with not just 1, but 2 looks that just scream 50’s movie star to me.

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I’ll start with my daytime look. What movie star could pass up a day at the beach? I sure couldn’t, especially once I saw that the current free group gift from Cog & Fleur was a goodie pack of summer accessories in a fun cherry print, all I needed to do was join their free group. The gift includes my fabulous floppy hat, a tote bag with 3 holding positions, and the sweet bow and cherry earrings, I’ve included a close-up picture so you can see each item better. Now, all you really need to do is throw on a cute bathing suit and you are set. Or, if you love cherries as much as I do, feel free to take advantage of the special group discount for the matching cherry bathing suit, SLink med-foot shoes and sunglasses set. If you have your group tag on, you can buy it for 50% off of its normal price, which is a great deal!

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After a day in the sun, nothing beats getting all dolled up and attending some fancy movie shindig. This time, I was covered from Cog & Fleur‘s 2 Midnight Mania boards. My mesh Satin Doll dress in Opal is on the group only board, and only takes 40 slaps to lock. It comes in the standard sizes in both regular mesh, and fitmesh. My lovely matching Vintage Deco Necklace and Earrings, also in Opal, are on the open to everyone board, and will also lock at only 40 slaps. I just love this dress and jewelry, my pictures really do not do them justice.  You will need your tag on for the dress board, and again, the group is free to join. Oh, and I should mention, in case you are worried about having to use a group space…there is a box of past group gifts available for all group members, for free. I have still not finished going through all that is in that box. It is well worth the group space, that is for sure.

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Lastly, and I am sure some of you readers who have been around for a while may have noticed, I’m a red-head in this post! When I tried on the Alina group gift skin from [PUMEC], there was no choice. This lovely freckled skin with it’s perfectly groomed ginger brows would just not look the same with any other hair colour. How perfect is the eye makeup for my retro glam look? This skin actually comes with very pretty natural lips, which you can see in my beach picture, however, I needed to stick with my 50’s evening feel and added a layer of red lipstick. Alina comes with a multitude of appliers, so everyone with meshy bits should be happy. The [PUMEC] group is only L$99 to join, and there is at least one other gift out for you to grab, if not more. This is a pretty generous group :) .

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*sighs* What a lovely day I had. Not everyone can say they just decided to become a 50’s movie star and actually do it. This is why I love SL! Now I am off to find more lovely things to show you, and maybe become someone else entirely. Until next Thursday, TTFN.


What is Calle showing you…

Daytime Picture

Hat, Bag and Earrings – C&F Vintage Summer Accessories – Cherries (free group gift/free to join)
Swimsuit, Sandals and Sunglasses – C&F Vintage Summer Outfit – Cherries (50% discount for group members)
Hair – TRUTH HAIR Gilda [Gingers / Green Bow] (L$50 per play gacha @ current round of The Arcade)

Pose – BehaviorBody Hat Prop Pose Gift (L$10 on Marketplace)

Location – Miami Beach – Florida

Nighttime Picture

Dress – C&F Satin Doll – Opal (free, group only Midnight Mania gift/free to join/40 slaps to lock)
Earrings and Necklace – C&F Vintage Deco Set – Opal (free Midnight Mania gift/40 slaps to lock)
Hair – >TRUTH< January w/Roots – pumpkinpie
Lipstick – GLAM! skins makeup tattoo Lip all skinstones 3 (store closed)

Poses – Label Motion – Daenerys Poses

Location – ROYAL OPERA & GARDENS

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Skin – ** [PUMEC]  – .:ALINA GIFT:. – Skin (free group gift/L$99 to join)
Mani and Pedi – beauty by alaskametro<3 Slink manicure/pedicure – “Cherry” (L$10 on Marketplace)

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One wrong turn…there’s no fiesta in Kowloon!

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week has been going by as easily as mine has been. I have to admit, I couldn’t wait for today, as I really, really wanted to share my gorgeous outfit with you. Don’t you just love when you put together a look and everything works so well together that you just want to IM all your friends and go out and party so you can show off? I wanted to find a nice Mexican fiesta, but took a wrong turn and ended up in the neon lit streets of Kowloon. Not really a party place, but it made for a nice backdrop for my pics. I guess I better just get to it and show you what I put together eh?

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It all started with my dress. A friend of mine reminded me of the store AZUL, and how generous they are with putting out a new free group gift every month while leaving some of the older gifts out. I grabbed all of the most recent, fully intending to show you this months offer, until I put on May’s gift. The super sexy, black and white, mesh dress is a show stopper. With its ultra low back, longer-in the back skirt hem, and cute ruffle around the bum, without revealing too much skin, it is a perfect party dress. It comes in all the usual mesh sizes, so everyone should be happy. The AZUL group is free to join, and as I mentioned already, there are several of the past group gifts still out for you to pick up. I have to include a back shot, you understand, right?

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The next logical step in putting my look together…the shoes! Lucky for me, I found the perfect pair while looking around at this weeks round of fi*Friday. First, I want to say how much I love that each fi*Friday round lasts for the whole week, so that even though I post on Thursdays, I can show you something from the current round and it will still be there until tomorrow! OK, onto the shoes. When you buy the Raisa Pumps from Wayne, for SLink high feet, you actually get 4 separate pairs. 2 versions with ankle straps and 2 versions without. What’s even better, they come with 2 colour change huds, one that has gold for the metal accents, and the other is silver. These huds have 20 different colours to choose from. So….if you do the math (and I hope I’ve done it correctly) that is a total of 160 pairs of shoes. Yup…160!! Oh, and they are materials enabled to boot! That gorgeous sheen on all of my pictures is not just a baked texture. All of that, for only L$55…how could I say no. You have until midnight tonight, and then this round of fi*Friday switches over to the new round, so do not wait too long to go grab these.

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Lastly, as I had mentioned that my outfit was making me feel like finding a fiesta…I needed a tropical touch, and it needed to be red to play off of the red I chose for my shoes. Deciding that what I needed was a flower for my hair, I hopped onto the Marketplace to search. I came across the Springtime Hair Flower from AviCandy, that included a 9 different colours of flower, for only L$49. I went with the brights pack to get the red I wanted, but there are 2 other colour variation packs available, so you are sure to find one to match whatever you may be wearing. With as detailed and realistic as these flowers are…you may just want to put together a whole outfit with them as the starter!

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Well…I never did find my party, but that’s ok, as I looked fabulous anyways. I’ll just tune into a salsa music station and make my own party :) Alright lovelies, that is it for me. I will see you all again, same time next week. Until then…TTFN *salsa’s out of the building*


What is Calle showing you…

Dress – -AZUL- GroupGift2015May (free group gift/free to join)
Shoes – WAYNE/Raisa Pumps[for Slink High] (L$55 @ current round of fi*Friday, until midnight tonight)
Hair Flower – ><(AC)>< Springtime Hair Flower – Brights (L$49 on Marketplace)
Necklace – Cae :: Balance :: Necklace (@ current round of FaMESHed)
Hair – [e] Piper – Ravens (@ current round of Collabor88)
Skin – [PF] Elsie <Biscuit> – Lid 01 – (black/dark) (@ current round of The Arcade)
Eyeshadow – .:Glamorize:. Dotty Eye Makeup – Blizzard
Lipstick – .:Glamorize:. Hello Lips – Ruby
Hands and Feet – SLink
Mani – {Wicked} Peach – Nail Appliers – Lips2 (L$50 per play gacha item)

Front and Shoe Poses – Kirin Poses – Aya Pose Pack

Back Pose – BehaviorBody-Back Poses Set

Location – Kowloon

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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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Home Is Where Your Pug Is

Snapshot_001 Good morning Fabulouses!  I have a hodgepodge of gifts and good deals to share with you today :)

First, I will start with what I’m wearing.  This amazing mesh boho vintage styled dress is called Felina and is a new release at !gO! .  As a special gift to her inworld group members, she has put this teal colour out as a free group gift!!  The group is 50L to join.

I am in love with the summery fly-away hair I am wearing!  You can find Olive The Sweet Pea Hair at The Arcade Gacha) for 75L per play.

Now onto the decorative items…

Another free gift that I wanted to tell you about is the treat that Birdy has put out at their mainstore for EVERYONE!  Head on down to Birdy and pick up your free copy of the Puggy Doormat & Puggy Totebags as shown in the photo.  No need to join a group – just touch the gift vendor.  These free gifts look super cute with items the Puggly Gacha Set at this round of The Arcade Gacha (75L per play).  I have a few placed out in my photo, but all of the pieces make a complete Puggly Café Set.

The Build, Sofa, Rosemary Planter and Artist Desk are part of the Scarlet Creative offerings at The Arcade Gacha, playing at 50L per try.  My favourite piece of the set is the build that has this amazing curved stairway and huge windows that allow for beautiful photography shadows.

The What Next marketplace store is where you will find the Decorative Easel Collection for just 10L that I have against the wall in the back.

Whew – I am exhausted…  Hope you find something you like :)  Have a great day!
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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin
Head Applier – Lara Hurley Alena
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Olive The Sweetpea Hair (75L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Dress – !gO! Felina Dress (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)
Shoes – [monso] My Flower Sandals (featured @ Uber)
Pose by Le Poppycock
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Build – Scarlet Creative The Aracde June 15 Rhaw Rustic Barn (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Sofa – Scarlet Creative The Aracde June 15 Sofa  (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Table – Scarlet Creative The Aracde June 15 Artist Desk  (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Art Easels – What Next Decorative Easel Collection (10L / marketplace)
Planter – Scarlet Creative The Aracde June 15 Rosemary Plant  (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Pug Bags – Birdy Pug Tote Bags  (free / 0L)
Pug Mat – Birdy Puggy Doormat Gift (free / 0L)
Pugs – Birdy Puggly Pugs (75L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)

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HeatWave Event – Somnia

The Heat Wave event at the Wash just keeps getting better and better!
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This is the Cart for Somnia and, as always, it’s full of fun beautiful items for us. I’m going back to the beach with the ‘Wave of Passion’ tank and the ‘Spring Fling Special’ shorts.  Each of these items are just 10Ls! They both comes with a HUD to give you all the colors. The tank HUD even gives you the option to change the color of the belt and the belt clasp to suit your taste. I do love mixing and matching! Oh and those colors? They’re special editions for the Cart!

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The Somnia Cart is also offering us three nail styles for this round. The HUDs are included for Omega, Belleza and Slink Hands. Be aware, the SLink HUD only works on the Version 2.0 Slink hands and feet.  I picked out the fresh ‘Summer fruits’ HUD for ‘watermelon’ nails to go with my watermelon juice pop. My tasty treat is from Okaie and I found the pack of five flavors on the Marketplace for only 25L.

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The Heat Wave Event will only be around until June 10th then it will disappear like a melted popsicle…..

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet Slink mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet
Hair – Sentinus – Charlane
PoseVerocity – Dana
PopsicleOkaie – Juice Pops – (25L/Marketplace)
GlassesThe Vintage Touch – Red Tartan Glasses

TankSomnia – Wave of Passion – (10L/ at the HeatWave Event)
ShortsSomnia – Spring Fling Special – (10L/at the Heat Wave Event)
NailsSomnia – Summer fruits – (10L/at the Heat Wave Event)

P.S. Don’t forget to pick up your free gifty at the Somnia Cart!

 

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New shoes make me feel just peachy!

Well hello all you Fab readers! I’m back! Did you miss me? I sure missed you. RL took me away for far longer than anticipated, but I couldn’t stay away, even if RL has only let up a little bit. So, for the time being, I will be posting every Thursday, and I couldn’t be more excited to get back into the swing of things.

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Now, it was lucky for me that the day I came back to FabFree was the day Pure Poison sent out a notice about having a new group gift gacha out! The gorgeous Daya pumps, that I am showing off in Brown, are available in 6 colours, with a rare animal print pattern as well. I’m sure all you loyal readers know how their gacha group gifts work, but for any new readers, or those that just aren’t familiar, let me explain. Head over to the store, and put on your Pure Poison group tag, which is free to join, and hit the blue gacha machine with the group gift sign on it. You get 1 free play for being a group member. Now, if you are not a group member, or did not get the colour you wanted from the group machine, despair not, because right beside the blue gacha is a green gacha that is L$50 per play for everyone. Everybody wins this way…and I love it! I happen to be wearing the SLink rigged version, but you also get an unrigged SLink pair, and a pair for Maitreya feet.

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The other goodie I have to show off, is from one of my favourite stores, Alaskametro. Every month, there is a new Facebook giftie available, and while May is almost up, you still have a little bit of time to grab the May gift. In this month’s gift, you receive a whole lot of peachy goodness! There are makeup and polish huds for most head and body types you can think of, as well as tattoo layers for the makeup. The polish comes with 2 choices, a solid peach, and a polka-dotted peach, which I’m able to show you both on one hand now that I’ve updated my SLink hands which allow selecting individual nails for different colours!!! (What a great update to come back to SL to!) There are 2 lipsticks, 2 eyeshadow, and 2 blushes, all in the peach shade family. I happen to be wearing the Peach Juice lipstick, and the Peach Shimmer eyeshadow. To get this free pack of peach yumminess, head to the Alaskametro Facebook page, like it, if you haven’t already, and hit the special promotions tab. It will take you to a page which will give you a password, then head on over to the main store, stand near the gift poster, and on channel 33, say the password in chat. Example: /33 ‘password’, where ‘password’ is replaced with the actual password. Make sure you type it exactly as you saw it on the page, capital letters and all.

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Phew! Can you tell that I’ve missed writing for all of you lovelies? If I had a word quota, I think this post would have used up several posts worth! LOL. Anywho. That is it for me for now. I will be back in a week with some more fabulous finds to show off. Until then, TTFN *waves*


What is Calle showing you…

Shoes – Pure Poison – Daya Pumps  – Brown (1 free play GG in the blue gacha/free to join) or (L$50 per play in the green gacha, no group required)
Makeup and Nailpolish – alaskametro<3 May Facebook gift (free)
Shirt – [ bubble ] Frilled Shirts Fatpack
Pants – DCNY Mesh_Leather Leggings_Cocoa (store only on Marketplace, this colour no longer available)
Ring – [CIRCA] – “Nostalgia” Rose Ring – Citrine – Pear (L$50 per play gacha)
Necklace and Earrings – Dark Mouse– Here Comes the Sun! (no longer available)
Hair – Doe: Foxy – Monotone (@ current round of The Attic)
Skin – [PF] Harley v2 – Lid 02 – (nobrow)
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink

Poses – //elephante poses// Pleasant *February 2015 VIP Gift* (free old GG still available/L$300 to join)

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FabFree Designer of the Day – 5/27/2015 – Tuttifrutti

FabFree Designer of the Day - TuttiFrutti

TuttiFrutti’s Group is FREE to join and gives access to the member’s only Lucky Board. All shoppers can pick up the cute capris for 1L on the Marketplace as well.

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers.

Photos are work of the designers.


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Saturday in the park

Good Friday evening to you, Fab Folks. The weekend approaches and isn’t it good to see it looming on our horizon! I’d be willing to bet that more than a few of us have some time in the park planed this weekend… maybe with a picnic? If so, the Picnic in the Park Hunt is just the thing for you!

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No picnic is complete without some juicy watermelon and this cute frock from Odd Clothing Etc. is a little slice of yummy. Short and flirty, it’s perfect for a summer date.

If you’re more a shorts and tank sort, then Siren’s Moon’s gift is going to be a comfy favorite. I really love the bright retro print and the halter is held by a cute little red heart in back.

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The Picnic in the Park Hunt is only a tiny little 1L per gift and has 14 stops. The Hunt runs until June 15th so you’ve got plenty of time to play this fun little Hunt.

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet + nailsSlink mesh Casual Hands + Mid Feet + the Basic Nails HUD
Hair – Truth – Teddy
ShoesLindy’s Modern and Retro Shoes – Shamrock
PosesKirin
LocationCalas Galadhon

DressOdd Clothing Etc. – Watermelon Dress – (1L/Picnic in the Park Hunt)

Tank + ShortsSiren’s Moon – Colorful Cami –  (1L/Picnic in the Park Hunt)

BasketRed’s 5 and dime – Picnic basket – (5L on the Marketplace)
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Bijou For You

Snapshot_006 Shiny Shabby has opened up with a new round of awesome goodies for purchase and Aphorism has this fantastic gacha machine at their display containing the Bijou Collection.  At just 50L per play you can collect the Bijou Bracelets, Rings, Necklaces and Waist Chains!  These are original mesh, and really beautiful pieces  – I can see these looking fabulous with boho / summer type fashions :)
!APHORISM! Bijou Collection

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin
Head Applier – Glam Affair Avril (featured @ Shiny Shabby)
Hair – Truth Hair Celeste
Jewelry – Aphorism Bijou (50L per play @ Shiny Shabby)
Pose – Secret Body Secret Garden Pose (available on marketplace)

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