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A Cynful Celebration **Extremely Limited Time**

Celebrating Cynful
Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I hope all the Mother’s out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Speaking of celebrations, after a busy weekend I was excited to log into Second Life and learn about Cynful’s Anniversary celebrations. It’s always exciting when a designer is able to celebrate longevity in SL, especially when they share their good fortune with everyone. Cynful is celebrating along with several amazing designers and offering a slew of FREE group gifts to all Cynful group members. The Cynful group is FREE to join. Here’s the only hitch, I have no idea how long these fantastic gifts will be available. I picked out a few to show, but trust me when I say it was hard to pick just a few. Each of the gifts are not only FREE but fabulous. You’ll find two rows of gifts waiting for you on the docks across from the Cynful main location. Don’t forget to wear your Cynful group tag!

These Gifts Could Disappear Fast!

ICONIC is one of the brands helping to celebrate Cynful’s Anniversary. There are actually two gifts from ICONIC, one being the Heidi hairstyle Pru is wearing. I love messy bun hairstyles, but I especially love the heavy bangs of this one. The gift includes a fat pack of color huds, and a hair-base applier for Catwa heads, and one for Lelutka heads.

The pretty jewelry set is the Cynful Anniversary gift from Maxi Gossamer. The set includes bracelets and matching earrings. All the jewelry items can be sized via touch menu. The same touch menu will also let you change the color of certain gems.

Cynful Celebration
Along with the jewelry and hair, I also scored this satiny pink floral print romper from Bueno. This FREE Cynful Anniversary Celebration gift by Bueno is fully mesh, and comes in several body-specific fitted mesh sizes. One thing I want to let you know, when you click the Bueno gift vendor, make sure to accept each of the sizes. At first I thought I’d accidentally clicked it several times and was getting the same item over and over. In reality, it was handing out each size one at a time.

Finally, these Cynful Anniversary gift shoes from Noir couldn’t be more perfect with the Bueno romper. The heels come in the pastel pink color shown and a fitted size for Maitreya feet as well as one for Belleza feet, and of course one for Slink feet.

Seriously, these gifts are gorgeous, and if I thought they’d be available longer, I’d just as excitedly show the remaining gifts. So run, run, run to Cynful. This is not a drill!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – ICONIC: GROUP LOVE #2 HEIDI  ALL HAIR DYES PACK – FREE Gift @Cynful

Skin – Essences  – Charlie [Catwa Catya Bento Applier] – Currently @Shiny Shabby

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Eyes –  IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Jewelry – Maxi Gossamer MG – Bracelets and Earrings – Daisy Chain – FREE Gift @Cynful

Romper – BUENO-Romper-Mat-Cyn Gift – FREE Gift @Cynful

Shoes – :::NOIR::: Yves [Light Pink] – FREE Gift @Cynful

Hands/Body/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Poses by  Signature Pose

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IM Free and IM Fameshed

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IM Free!

Hey, fabulous readers! A few weeks ago, I shared a group gift from a new store called I.M. Collection, and I mentioned that the group join fee was going to go from free to 50L. But guess what? It’s still free! And to celebrate the group getting up to 100 members, a special gift has been set out!

The 100 Member Gift includes linen trousers and a sexy, off-the-shoulder sweater, and comes in sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies. You can find this gift by the stairs as you come in the door.

IM Accessorized!

Like Love, I also braved the lag at FaMESHed, and managed to pick up some amazing gifts! I do love me some purses, so I was thrilled to find this Tied Clutch from REIGN. It comes with a 25-color texture-change HUD, so it will surely match everything you wear. You can also click the back to resize.

My bangle bracelet is the gift from BREATHE, and it comes in white and black with gold trim. You can also click to bring up the resize menu.

The FaMESHed group is free to join. Check out the gifts Love shared here and here.

IM Manicured!

Finally, my manicure is the latest group gift from Hello Dave. The Hello Dave in-world group is 100L to join, but generous gifts are provided to members.

Hello Dave VIPs - Love Story

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Pamela (April Powder Pack exclusive)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Harmony (with Zoya bangs)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Manicure: Hello Dave Love Story (group gift / 100L to join)
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Pearl Necklace
Bracelet: BREATHE Sahara Bangle (FaMESHed group gift / free to join)
Pants/Top: I.M. Collection 100 Member Gift (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Lola Platforms (featured @ Collabor88)
Handbag: REIGN Tied Clutch (FaMESHed group gift / free to join)
Pose: !bang poses
Location: West of the Rain

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I Got a Peaceful Easy Feelin’

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Happy Rez Day to Me!

Earlier in the week, I celebrated my 7th Rez Day by picking up a few gifts for myself from the Peace By Peace Hunt. This is a brand-new hunt produced by the same team that puts on the Peace on Earth Hunt each winter, although on a much smaller scale.

There are several lovely gifts to find on this hunt, including a few nice finds for the fellas (hey, Carson!). This sexy sundress is from Ghee and comes in the following sizes:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L (no alpha)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass

The Peace By Peace Hunt runs until May 31st. Each gift is 1L, and you’ll be looking for a teal-colored puzzle piece.

Have a peaceful rest of the weekend, fabulous readers! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Pamela (April Powder Pack exclusive)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Smoke Lady (April Powder Pack exclusive)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Deja
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Khaleesi’s Temptation
Dress: Ghee Stripey Sheath Dress (PBP Hunt / 1L)
Shoes: REIGN Nikki Heels
Handbag: REIGN Renegade Clutch (50L gacha)
Pose: An Lar Poses The Fling Series (free gift)
Location: Corlevoli Beach

 

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Bug Me

You Bug Me

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly. 
~Barbara Haines Howett

Happy weekend, fabulous readers! The spring air was so warm and inviting this morning that I felt inspired to visit the Butterfly Conservatory to check out the butterflies. The Butterfly Conservatory is beautiful, as well as educational; not only did I learn about many different species of butterflies, but I also picked up a few tips on what we can do to help save the bees.

To be honest, I learned way more than I ever needed to know about insects… including this guy, who stared me down while his fanny blinked like a lightbulb. We don’t have “lightning bugs” in my neck of the real world, but I do hope the real ones are a bit smaller. Thank goodness he couldn’t get out of his box! 😯

Out of My Cocoon

The butterflies weren’t the only ones spreading their wings this morning. Earlier in the week, Nala Design put out a new gift for Fab Free group members, and I fluttered right over right away to snatch it up. I really like the classic design of this dress, making it perfect not only for a walk in the park but also for the office, shopping, or an evening out with your sweetie.

The Sleeveless Dress in Stone includes the belt and comes in the following sizes:

  • Standard mesh XS-XL with alpha
  • FITMESH XS-XL
  • Belleza
  • Slink
  • Maitreya

To grab this gift for yourself, head over to Nala Design and activate your Fabulously Free in SL in-world group tag. The group is free to join.

Oh! And I added the Sassy/Classy Bag in black and silver, which is only 25L at Duh! I do love me some handbags! ❤

I feel the need to fly off and plant a virtual butterfly garden now. Enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Pamela (April Powder Pack exclusive)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Magika You
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Filigree Oval Necklace
Bracelets: Maxi Gossamer Damasc Bangles
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: Nala Design Sleeveless Dress Stone (Fab Free group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Stella Sandals (featured @ kustom9)
Handbag: Duh! Sassy/Classy Bag (25L)
Pose: aDORKable Poses
Location: Butterfly Conservatory

 

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An Island Never Cries

And a Rock Feels No Pain

I am a Rock

I am an island.  I’ve built walls…..

It’s been one of those days….one of those days when I just want to be alone with my faithful pal, Ripley, and disappear from the world.  I found the perfect poses for times like these.  Best of all, [West End] Poses is offering the entire Sadness set as an exclusive free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL.  Beautifully capturing four melancholy moments, this pose set is perfect for conveying emotion, and is a must have for photographers.  Each of my snapshots for today’s post showcases one of the poses in this package.  Simply teleport over to West End Poses, switch to your Fab Free group tag, and click the display to add this collection to your inventory.

Here’s a peek at the other 3 poses included in the Sadness set:

Sadness
I Think it’s Time for a Ray of Sun Shine

With my downcast mood, I felt like I needed some bright colors and lighthearted flowers to brighten things up, so I donned the Aya sweater from Luziefee.  Another free group gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL, this open cardigan has an adorable tie at the top to keep you modestly covered up, while it offers a tantalizing glimpse of skin below.  Golden yellow black-eyed susans bring a welcome air of cheerfulness to my outfit.  The texture of the white yarn is quite realistic looking, and the long sleeves come in handy to ward off the chill approaching in the deepening twilight hours.

What’s Included:  

  • Cardigan in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars

It’s time for this rock to get some much needed shut-eye so I can greet the new day with a positive attitude and a smile.  Until my next post, dear readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Hair:  Magika Heartbeat (pictures 1, 3, and 4) Calm (picture 2)

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Jewelry:  Maxi Gossamer Pearl Daisies Earrings and Necklace

Sweater:  Luziefee Aya Cardigan (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0L/0L to join)

Jeans:  Blueberry Mia jeans

Sneakers:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Low

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  [West End] Poses Sadness set (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0L/0L to join)

Sim:  The Pines at Jacob’s Pond

Tune:  Simon and Garfunkel I am a Rock

 
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Throwback Thursday: I’ve Lost My Head!

Throwback Thursday

Going Old School

I’m not wearing my mesh head today, and I’m feeling like a bit of a “throwback.” 😉

But it’s all for a good reason: Glam Affair is having a retirement sale on their older system skins, Angelica, Cleo, Katra, and Rosa. Full-line system skins have been marked down from 999L to 399L for single makeups, and fatpacks are just 1200L per skin tone.

Also on sale are Nyam Nyam mouth appliers, Slink Visage appliers, and special edition/event system skins, which are only 100L each!

So if you’re not a mesh head wearer – and many residents are not – this is a great time to pick up some lovely system skins from Glam Affair. The sale will run until mid-April so don’t delay! (Note: mesh body appliers are not part of the sale.)

On to the Free Stuff!

As Love mentioned, Designer Circle is celebrating its 6th anniversary and 150th round this month. Many of the participating designers have set out some fantastic gifts, all of which are free or just 1L, with no group join required.

One of those gifts is this pretty Tule and Leather Dress from Posh Pixels. I really like the detailed texturing (I think it’s materials-enabled?)! The dress comes with a 6-color texture-change HUD, and in the following sizes:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L with alpha layer
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • The Mesh Project

Top to Toe

My cute booties are by Fri.day for the current round of The Arcade, and they can be yours for a 50L pull of the gacha machine. They are available in 8 colors (including 2 rares) and are sized for Maitreya and Slink feet. I love how the lacy detail on the toes matches my lacy skirt!

Last but not least… I never feel “complete” without a handbag, so I decided to pop over to what used to be my go-to accessory store: Duh! The store had moved since I was last there, and much of the older inventory is gone. But you can still pick up some great shoes and accessories at a very reasonable price. The Falling Leaves Clutch is only 25L, which is a great deal just for one color, but… you also get blue, brown, and red in the box – woohoo! ❤

 

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Serena is wearing…

Skin: Glam Affair Angelica V.2
Teeth: [PXL] OpenMouth Pro Teeth v2.0
Eyelashes: REDGRAVE Daily
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Analog Dog Trouble Clef
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Angelika
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Pearl Necklaces
Bangles: Maxi Gossamer Damasc
Hands: Slink Dynamic Hands
Dress: Posh Pixels Tule and Leather Dress (free gift @ Designer Circle)
Clutch: Duh! Falling Leaves Clutch Black (25L)
Shoes: Fri.day Lana Booties Coal RARE (50L gacha @ The Arcade)
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Location: Ashemi

 

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Leave a Trail of Glitter

All That Glitters

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  It was a cold and dreary day here in RL, and I was sure glad to enjoy some warmer weather in SL.  Ripley and I ventured to the Bal Harbour sim and met some new canine pals as we looked for the perfect spot to snap a picture.

Sleek and Sophisticated

My dress today, Cupid, is a free gift for Fab Free group members from Glitter.  With its curve-hugging design and plunging neckline, you are sure to have all eyes on you once you don this deep navy dress.  I liked the way the fine, speckled dots on the fabric caught the gleam of the sunlight as I wandered around.  I felt so elegant in this dress, and chose to pair it with an over-sized black sun hat and a pair of simple black heels.  The overall effect was graceful and chic, and I will definitely wear this outfit again soon.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers HUD for Omega, Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and eBody
  • Cupid Dress insert for mesh skirt in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Cupid Dress shirt and pants layer for classic avatars

Just One of Many

Cupid is just one of forty-eight free gifts that generous designers are presenting to Fab Free group members.  You can check out the entire group gift posting, which shows all the amazing free gifts for our fabulous group members, {HERE}.  If you are anything like me, you will find a number of “must haves” among this long list.

Until my next post, happy shopping, wonderful readers!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Slate

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier – Aiko

Hat:  Meli Imako Full Perm Mesh Women’s Floppy Hat with Hair (I wore just the hat, not the hair…I had to edit the hat slightly so it would fit over my hair)

Hair:  Truth Hair Austen

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Teardrop Necklace

Dress:  Glitter Cupid Dress (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group members 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  KC Couture Cinzia for Slink High (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Bal Harbour
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Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee and Gossip

I needed a little “caffeine therapy” on this rainy (in RL) Monday morning, and I managed to grab Sheidey to join me for some lattes and girl talk. I was so happy to see that spring had sprung at of my favorite SL spots, the Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe.

After gossiping about which hunts had the best gifts, and whether we thought Carson looked better in his Signature or Adam body, I had the nifty idea of snapping a selfie to share on IG. This must have been the laggiest day in SL EVER because what I thought would be a quick pic wound up taking about 20 minutes. Poor Sheidey was so sweet and patient while I fiddled with my slow-moving graphics settings, eventually taking about 3 photos before I crashed and gave up. But I definitely think this one is a keeper! 😀

Make Mine a Venti

Sheidey and I had plenty of Lindens to spend on large, expensive coffee drinks because we had saved so much on our fabulously free outfits! We’re both wearing the latest group gifts from Hilly Haalan: Sheidey in the red Evelyn Dress, and me in the pink Almila Belted Dress. Both dresses include matching shoes.

Sizes for the Almila Belted Dress include:

  • Fitmesh for Classic Avatars
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Shoes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink feet

Sizes for the Evelyn Dress include:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L with alpha layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • The Mesh Project (TMP)
  • Shoes for Maitreya, Slink, and TMP feet

The Hilly Haalan group is free to join. You can find these dresses in the group notices and at the in-world store (along with LOTS of other gifts). 🙂

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Serena is wearing (left)…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Modish Leta (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Juicy Drop BENTO Applier (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Char (group gift / originally blogged by Love)
Necklaces: Maxi Gossamer Color Mixing Pearl Necklaces
Manicure: Hello Dave Lunachick (group gift / 59L to join)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress/Shoes: Hilly Haalan Almila Belted Dress & Millie Plastix Shoes (group gift / free to join)
Pose: Moccino Selfie Friends (65L includes props)
Location: Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe 

Sheidey is wearing (right)…

Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair: DP YUMYUM*86
Eyes: Mesange Athena (free gift)
Dress/Shoes: Hilly Haalan Evelyn Dress & Millie Plastix Shoes (group gift / free to join)
Manicure: Koffin Nails Hypnotic Hearts (XOXO Hunt gift / blogged here by Sheidey)
Hands/Feet: Slink

 

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Now is the Time….

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Happy Sunday, Fabulouses!  I have quick, time sensitive post to share with you today featuring a free group gift.  The group is free to join only until January 31st, so don’t delay if you would like to scoop up this lovely gift for free.

While Rip and I wandered about SL, a group notice popped up on my screen announcing the latest group gift from MMC Store.  As soon as I opened the texture included in the notice, and had a peek at the Celline dress, I knew she was destined for my inventory.  Quick as a wink, I teleported over to the shop, joined the group, and scooped up Celline, as well as the 5 other group gifts featured on the wall just inside the door.

Little.  Black.  Dress.

Every girl needs a slinky, black dress and this little number is just about as perfect as you can get.  With a daring neckline, sexy cut out, satiny fabric, and darling ties in the back, Celline hugs your curves in all the right places.   Simple enough to wear to work, yet easily accessorized and glammed up for an evening date, this dress is a valuable addition to your SL closet.  The 16-texture HUD included with the gift opens up a wide range of possibilities beyond merely a black dress.  As of January 29th, the group is free to join, and the dress is one of six free group gifts available to members.  As I stated earlier, the free join is for a limited time only, so if you have a hankering for this frock, I’d suggest you pop on over to the MMC Store right away.  After the 31st, the join fee will increase to 50L.  Even at that price, this dress is well worth the fee!

What’s Included

  • Fitted Mesh for Classic Avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for Classic Avatars
  • Appliers for Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Eve (Pulpy, Slim), Maitreya, Slink (Hourglass, Physique), The Mesh Project, and Tonic (Curvy,Fine)
  • Color change HUD packed with 16 textures

That’s it for now, my friends.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Hair:  Magika Stay the Night

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier Aiko

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Teardrop

Dress:  MMC Store Celline Dress (free group gift to MMC Store Group Members 0L/0L to join until January 31st – after 1/31 the join fee is 50L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Toluca Strappy Heels (99L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Nail Polish:  ZOZ Rubber

Pose:  Bounce This Poses

Sim:  Petit Chat Moumou’s Square
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Spelling 101

Snapshot_007School Is In Session

Hey there FabFree!  In my last post I showed you a group gift by MonaLISA [HERE], and as I was digging through the rest of the items I picked up at the same time, I came across this great business suit that had a real teachery kind of feel to me.  It reminded me that “someone” was picking on my Canadian spelling last week in blog comments posted [HERE] and I had threatened to school him on the subject.

I honestly have no idea why we have different spellings for the same words between Canada and the USA. It’s probably one of those things we’ll never figure out with history going back and forth… Just saying…  I wasn’t wrong!

Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit

The MonaLISA Business Mini Skirt & Suit Jacket both come in S-XL mesh sizes with alpha layers.  As I mentioned in my previous post regarding MonaLISA, the group is 100L to join.

Hey, I Put Some New Shoes On

On my avatar, I am also wearing the latest group gift shoe offer by Phedora!  The Marian Heels have been added in a full fatpack of colours to the ever growing group gift section at their shop.  With a one time 300L join fee, you can pick up several fantastic pairs of shoes that are compatible with many types of feet.

In A Hurry

As Edi mentioned in her post earlier today [HERE], it’s Fifty Linden Friday… and if you are really quick, you can still stop by Maxi Gossamer and pick up their Fifty Linden Friday offer for today.  It’s a little tough to see in my post, but you can buy their Love Catcher Heart Necklace and Earring set for 50L, just today!

Class dismissed!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Elua Oceana
Outfit – MonaLISA Business Mini Skirt & Suit Jacket (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Shoes – Phedora Marian Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / 300L to join)
Jewelry – Maxi Gossamer FLF Necklace Love Catcher Heart (50L / Fifty Linden Friday)
Glasses – Mad Mesh Mesh Nerd Glasses in several colours (plain and checkered) (9L / marketplace)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Scene – *CS* Welcome to Classroom (edited board – pose not used) (65L / marketplace)

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