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With Just a Little Bit of Pixie Dust

A Little Bit of Pixie Dust

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I finished unpacking our prizes from the Pixies of Snow Hunt (you can read more about our adventure {HERE}), and discovered this exotic Neva skin from Stargazer Creations.  With cool blue and lavender tones swirled across a lighter blue base, this fantasy-themed skin would be ideal for role play.  I really was impressed by the quality of this free skin, and although it’s not my typical SL look, I really wanted to feature it in a blog post.  The prize box includes a skin layer for classic avatars and an Omega Advanced Applier, which allowed me to easily add the skin to both my Maitreya Lara body and Catwa head.  My picture really doesn’t do justice to Neva’s gorgeous tones and swirls of colors.  If you are planning to do some magical role play, and would like a free skin to start you on your journey, this free hunt gift from Stargazer Creations might be just what you need!  Ripley and I were able to complete the hunt in under an hour, so it won’t cost you a single Linden dollar and just a slight investment of time.

We’re off to find someone in need of a sprinkling of pixie dust.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Skin Applier:  Stargazer Creations Neva (free prize in the Pixies of Snow Hunt0L)

Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Storm

Hair: RunAway Hair Nymph

Outfit:  EverEve Complete Fantasy Outfit (120L on the Marketplace)

Diadem:  *RaMp* Aniron (99L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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Be Still…

On the Western Skyline

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Usually, Ripley and I have an item of clothing to tell you about, but our Fabulous Finds today include a free skin that you can pick up as a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  It’s not often that you can pick up such a lovely skin applier for a song, so I was super excited to pick up this gift!

A Natural Beauty

The gorgeous free Shara skin is flawless, and features slightly pink cheeks, dark eyebrows, and a frosty lip color.  Inside the free package, there are five skin tones:  apricot, caramel, pineapple, sand, and taupe, with two varieties of lip color (one slightly darker than the other).  In my photo, I’m wearing the “sand” tone with the lighter lips (v1).  One thing I was thrilled with is the box included both the head and body appliers, so I had just what I needed to change up my look with no further purchases. I really love this skin!  In order to wear it on my Catwa head and Maitreya Lara body, I first wore the Omega System Relay HUDS for Catwa and Maitreya, then added the Shara applier.  Within a few moments, my appearance was updated effortlessly!  I did add a black eyeliner to emphasize my peepers, but other than that, what you see is the skin straight from the applier.  Isn’t it just lovely?  To pick up this beauty for yourself, simply teleport to 7 Deadly s[K]ins, and travel to the group gifts section.  Locate the Fab Free shelf, and give the vendor a click.

It’s Almost Advent Time!

Beginning on December 1st, and running through New Year’s Day, 7 Deadly s[K]ins will be featuring an Advent event with male and female gifts for 7 Deadly s[K]ins group members.  That’s 32 gifts, and yes, fellas, this includes you, too!  Currently, you can join the group for free, but during advent, the group join fee will increase to 1,000L.   The gifts will be located behind the couches of the male and female departments.  I’m really excited to see what each gift will contain!  If you are interested, make sure you join the group soon, because the normal join fee is 250L, and I’m not sure how long the free join will last.

…My Steampunk Heart

In our travels today, Ripley and I also visited Pixel Box Design, where my hound with a nose for fashion led me to my second group gift, the free Steampunk Old Heart Grunge and Glass necklace, which is a present for members of the Teleport Hub group.  Featuring an antique gold finish, an eclectic assortment of pendants, and even a pair of glasses, this funky bauble comes with a resizer so you can adjust it to fit your avi.  It also allows you to change the style of the clock that sits just above the heart.  It’s a fun piece of jewelry!  The Teleport Hub has a 10L join fee, but membership gives you access to a ton of free gifts around the grid.  It’s one of those groups I joined a long time ago, and I keep picking up gifties as a group member, so it was well worth the teensy join fee!

I hope the rest of your weekend is relaxing.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  7 Deadly s[K]ins Shara (free group gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliners [Catwa Applier]

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Truth Hair Cheri

Necklace:  Pixel Box Design Steampunk Old Heart Grunge and Glass Necklace (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub Group – oL/10L to join)

Sweater Dress:  Insomnia Store Autumn Fall Sweater Dress Dark Solids Pack

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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As Luck Would Have It…

As Luck Would Have It

Hello Fabulouses!  Just a quick post to share a stunning free skirt I picked up as a lucky board prize at .Lunaria.  The Kaelyn maxi skirt falls in a slender line from your hips to about mid-shin length, where it flares as it sweeps the ground for freedom of movement.  Ivory white in color (the windlight setting I used made it look greenish for some reason, but it is white), it features circular adornments at the waistline, which add visual interest.  I really love the sleek, sophisticated look this outfit evokes!  Kaelyn comes in sizes for classic as well as mesh avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply teleport to the shop, switch to the Lunaria group tag (it’s completely free to join), and cross your fingers.  I was lucky enough to scoop this baby up during my first few minutes of waiting.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S and M (I don’t see an L in my folder, but that could be a glitch in unloading the package)
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

About the Pie…

So, to give you an update:  while Ripley snoozed the afternoon away today, I *was* successful in creating a pie.  I have to admit, though, it took two tries to get a crust that rolled out large enough for the pie plate.  It smelled so delicious as the oven worked its magic.  We will see tomorrow how it tastes.  I’m hoping my luck holds out for a flavorful pie as well as it did for all my lucky board prizes in SL!  Until my next post, Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating, and happy shopping to all our Fabulous Readers!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya (with whisps from Truth Hair Sugar and bangs from Truth Hair Bangs Collection)

Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Set

Wrap:  Meli Imako Evening Wrap

Top:  Just Because Lace Bustier in white

Skirt:  .Lunaria. Kaelyn (free Lucky Board Prize for members of the Lunaria group – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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Listen to the Mandolin Rain

Mandolin Rain

Hello Fabulouses!  When I first moved to my location in RL, I was so happy to leave gray skies behind.  Now, however, although I do appreciate the near-constant sunshine, I have come to cherish our rare rainy days.  They offer a welcome respite from the blazing sun, and a bit of variety to the same-old, same-old.  Second Life seems to be a lot like my RL location in that you rarely encounter rain, so when Ripley and I came across a patch of rainfall in the Mystical Fae Forest, it seemed a perfect place to snap a photo.

Trimmed in Lace

My beautiful Leikela dress from Brii Underground is a special offer for only 1 little Linden dollar.  Featuring a black mini dress with lace accents, this frock is sophisticated and simply stunning.  The off-the-shoulder fit offers a glimpse of smooth skin on your shoulders, but complete coverage where you need it.  I really like the slit in the skirt panel, which makes walking a breeze.  The package includes a coordinating pair of heels, and versions for both classic and mesh avatars.  To scoop up a copy for yourself, head over to the shop, and turn toward the front wall.  Leikela sits to the right of the group gifts collection.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth

Eyeliner:  Izzie’s Catwa Eyeliner Applier

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Umbrella:  Luane’s World (part of pose – see below)

Hair:  Truth Hair Sugar

Jewelry:  Moondance Boutique Kathryn Jewelry Set

Dress:  Brii Underground Leikela Dress (1L)

Pose:  Luane’s World Wash Away the Pain

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

Tune:  Mandolin Rain by Bruce Hornsby

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Pretty in Plaid

Pretty in Plaid

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are having a relaxing weekend.  After a visit to the vet today, Ripley is snoozing by my side as I type this post.  All the excitement just wore him out.  Actually, he kind of looks like I felt after my flu shot earlier this week…  Poor boy!  At least he doesn’t need any more shots for awhile.  Before we headed out to the pet doc, the pupster and I discovered a free group gift to share with you.

Rich Hues for Autumn

My Fall Dress from Sevyn East features a black sleeveless sweater tucked into a loosely pleated plaid skirt that is topped off with bow tied at the waist.  One of my favorite outfits back in high school included a skirt very similar to this one, so as soon as I saw this beauty, I knew I had to have it!  I really love the deep colors, which are perfect for fall.  Although it looks like this frock is composed of separate pieces, it is actually all-in-one.  With sizes for classic avatars in addition to two mesh body versions, this free gift is a great addition to your fall wardrobe.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply teleport over to Sevyn East, activate the group tag (don’t worry – it’s completely free to join!) and tap the vendor.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya

Once I am able to rouse Ripley from his well-deserved slumber, we will travel around the grid, and locate another Fabulous Find to share with you.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

Hair:  Exile Memory Bliss

Eyeliner:  *Spicy* Black Eyeliners Catwa & Omega (free gift on the Marketplace – 0L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Outfit:  Sevyn East Fall Dress November Group Gift (free for members of Sevyn East. Clothing Group – 0L/0L to join)

Boots:  Blueberry Mili Boots & Stockings

Pose:  Tutys

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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Mesmerizing Margo

Margo

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to introduce you to Margo, this amazing free Catwa head applier that you can scoop up as a group gift.  Isn’t she just beautiful?  As soon as I tried on the October gift for members of the Wow Skins group, I just knew I had to tell you all about it!  With dark eyebrows and a tan skin tone, this gorgeous flawless complexion is sure to become a favorite of mine!   In case you would prefer not to be a brunette, Sawsan Secretspy, the generous designer at Wow Skins, also included a no brow option so you can add your own brows to match your hair color.  I slicked on a touch of liner to accent my eyes, but other than that, what you see in my picture is the skin right out of the box.  The Wow Skins group costs 450L to join, but membership gives you access to all previous group gifts, plus group-only lucky boards, midnight mania offerings, and two group-only lucky chairs as well.   This skin alone is well worth the fee!

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)  

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Wow Skins Margo (free group gift for members of the Wow Skins group 0L/450L to join)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Argrace Karin (new release)

Dress:  Siss Boom Shoreline

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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Spread Your Wings and Let the Fairy in You Fly

Spread Your Wings...

Hello Fabulouses!  Ethereal, enchanted, exotic…….all describe my appearance today – thanks to the latest Fab Free group gift from Rowena’s Designs.  If you are in the mood for something mythical and out of the ordinary, Ripley and I have a Fabulous Find that is right up your alley. Best of all, since the Fab Free Group’s join fee is 0L, this outfit can be yours completely for free.

A Little Magic Can Take You a Long Way

Rowena Designs’ free, magical Fairy Dress comes complete with gossamer, translucent wings and a color change HUD.  I opted for lavender, so I could coordinate with the delicate butterfly which alighted on my hand, but I could have just as easily selected red, green, pink or blue. One thing I love about the HUD is it allows you to color the top, skirt, and wings separately, so you can mix and match textures for a myriad of combinations.  With sizes for classic avatars as well as mesh bodies, this gift is sure to fit almost everyone.  It’s perfect for role play, or just a fun, fantasy look to change things up.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (I did not see an alpha layer in the package)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Here’s hoping your weekend is filled with magical fun.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Izzie’s Cora

Hair:  Truth Hair Tori (free July group gift for Truth VIP members first blogged HERE – oL/350L join fee)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Dusk

Outfit (wings, top and skirt): Rowena’s Designs Fairy Dress (free gift for Fab Free Group 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose (includes butterfly): Luane’s World Believe in Magic

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Monday Monday

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I sure put his tracking harness to good use lately.  This time, we hit the trail on the Four Seasons Hunt 2 and discovered this gorgeous flowing skirt (called Petra) from Trashed.  Featuring an asymmetrical hemline, which is short in the front, but falls to knee length in the back, Petra drew many compliments as I wandered throughout SL.  A violet and green floral print splashed across a black background coordinates beautifully with a violet inner lining.  The waistline and side ribbons echo this contrasting hue.  I imagined the skirt trailing behind me on the breeze as Ripley and I strolled through the Mystical Fae Forest.  This has to be one of my most favorite hunt finds of all time.  I just adore this skirt!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Curvy
  • Fine
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Venus
  • Physique

The Four Seasons Hunt 2 runs until July 30 and offers gifts priced at 1L each, which are themed for one of the four seasons.   There are 22 goodies to be discovered from a variety of talented designers.  Ripley and I look forward to bringing you another Fabulous Find soon.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head: Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeshadow:  Arte Fridil Eyeshadow Smoky Style

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Arte Catwa Lipstick Matte

Hair:  Magika Serene

Top:  Just Because Lace Bustier

Skirt:  Trashed Petra Skirt (4 Seasons Hunt Prize – 1L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia Heels (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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Wild Rose

Rose

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  I’m taking a quick break from housecleaning in RL to tell you about another discovery Ripley and I made at The Cart Wash.  The Wild Rose top from Mystic Dragon Designs features a floral print across a white background, a halter style neckline, and an asymmetrical open front, which offers a sexy peek at your belly button.   I really love the romantic, feminine look of this summery shirt, and you can scoop it up for only 10L at The Wash.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • Venus
  • Werwolf

Sadly, the dog hair (thanks, Ripley!) is not vacuuming itself up, so I need to return to my cleaning.  Perhaps I should follow Serena’s example and pick up the Clean-o-Mat.  It sure would come in handy!  Or maybe you can train a dog to use a vacuum cleaner?  I wonder…. Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Argrace Tsubura

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Top:  Mystic Dragon Designs Wild Rose (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris – Pink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Trompe Loeil Snow Day Bed White (on the sim)

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest
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Just Beautiful

Beautiful One

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are just popping in with a quick post to share a bright and cheerful group gift with you.   I scooped up this lovely floral frock at The Beautiful Ones.  Featuring a teal background splashed with vibrant pink flowers and sealed with a bow, this strapless dress is perfect for summer weather.  Members of The Beautiful Ones group can add the Vivian dress to their inventory by teleporting to the shop and clicking the vendor.  The group has a 25L join fee, but this gorgeous gift is well worth the investment.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Fitted mesh for classic avatars
  • Alpha layer
  • eBody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Moles:  Arte Catwa Applier Adored Moles (first blogged {HERE})

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Mina Hair Shelley (available at Ultra)

Necklace:  Dusk Angel Designs Simplicity Necklace in Aquamarine

Dress:  The Beautiful Ones Vivian (free gift for The Beautiful Ones group 0L/25L to join)

Shoes:  KC Couture Jane Heels

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest
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