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Not Ready for Cold Weather

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Not ready for cold weather…

I’m not ready for cold weather. It got nippy here where I live and then the weather warmed up yesterday and it prompted me to look for warmer clothes in Second Life too. So I was really pleased when I saw that Kom‘s November group gift was this really pretty (and versatile) short skirt. It comes in all your favorite body sizes and includes a color change hud with 7 colors to choose from as well. I was partial to this teal color which I paired with a blueberry gift top that I blogged a while back that you can now get on the marketplace for just 1L.

Skirt sizes available:

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Something pretty

I wanted a little something extra to go with my outfit so I stopped by The Forge to see what was available. Sometimes in-store gachas hold sweet surprises. I discovered the Boadicea’s Necklaces and really liked the celtic look and fine detailing on them. I gave the 50L gacha a spin and pulled one of the commons in “rust” which matched my outfit very nicely. The rares were quite beautiful as well and would be worth a few extra pulls to try to nab one at just 50L per spin.

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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
Hair – Spellbound – Toothbrush
Necklace – The Forge – Boadicea’s Necklace in Rust (50L in-store Gacha)
Top – Blueberry – Lace Tops (1L on the Marketplace)
Skirt – Kom – TT Miniskirt (Free Group Gift/Group is 20L to Join)
Boots – Roped Passions – Wedge Riding Boots in Brown

Sim Location – Pantheon, The Golden Leash (adult sim)

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Sweet as Candy

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If you’re looking for a sweet deal, it’s time to head to the Cart Wash Sale (if you haven’t already) and check out the 1 Hundred cart! This sexy vendor offers pretty and quirky and stylish minis, lingerie, and dresses that are sure to catch your eye. I showed off their free gift in my post {here} but I wanted to be sure to show off at least one of their fantastic 10L offerings as well!

I picked up this candy colored Just Me Mini dress for just 10L at the 1 Hundred Cart at the Cart Wash sale and I love the pretty yet sexy look. Be warned, it’s really short! If you bend over, you may show a little “cheek”!

Sizes available:

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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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
Hair – Truth – Dasha
Dress – 1 Hundred – Just Me Mini Berry (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Sim Location – Comhar Free Public Studio

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Limit8 but not Limited

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Limit8 is a new-to-me event though it’s obviously been around a while because this month is its anniversary round with free gifts! If you join the Limit8 group (free to join) you can pick up gifts at each of the booths!

A new dress

I stopped by the Ella booth and picked up a new free dress. It only comes in a Maitreya fit, but you get two colors: Military (shown) and floral (not shown). Both are very pretty.

Shoes too!

Stop by the Dirty Princess booth for new free heels. These Darling Princess Heels in black come with gold details and you’ll get them to fit both Slink and Maitreya feet.

The bracelets…

I added these chevron bracelets by Bubble which were also a free gift at Limit8. Just stop by the Bubble booth to pick them up.

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One last touch

I couldn’t resist adding one last touch to my outfit. I adore this free little deer bauble choker necklace by Burial. It is delicate and simple and yet very detailed. It’s simply stunning and my favorite part of this outfit. I had to show it off! Be sure to stop by the event to pick up this free giveaway!

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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 – Analog Dog – Val
Choker – Burial – Bebe Deer Choker in Gold (Free Group Gift @ Limit8)
Bracelets – Bubble – Chevron Bracelet in Gold (Free Group Gift @ Limit8)
Dress – ELLA – Aroa – Maitreya Gift in Flowers or in Military (Free Group Gift @ Limit8)
Shoes – Dirty Princess – The Darling Princess Heel in Bk (Free Group Gift @ Limit8)

Sim Location – Secret Hideaway

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Queen Bee

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I’ve been out gathering the last blooms before fall really sets in. We’ve had a few warm days and some of the flowers still are blooming. The cold nights will soon be frosting over the last of the buds though.

Late Bloomer

This ruffled romper is perfect for picking late blooms with its pretty lacy textured design and soft color. And you can pick it up free at Ashmoot. It’s their exclusive FabFree gift to all of us! Just don your FabFree group tag and head over to the Ashmoot main-store to pick it up.

Available sizes:

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

Pose pretty!

My pretty pose is another 12L gift from the TWE12VE event! You can find this gift at the B’Style booth and the pose is called “Angel”. It is great for Second Life photographers! And for only 12L, I couldn’t pass it up!

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Queen Bee

Since I’m picking all these flowers, I have decided that I’m queen bee for the day, as stated by my most excellent tattoo. This was another TWE12VE event gift. I picked this gift up for 12L at the Lush booth. Inside the box was the cute omega applier tattoo pictured above!

A special gift

NSP Florals and [MUSE] sent out their September gift via group notices with a special announcement that their main-store would be temporarily closed due to an SL glitch (it will reopen as soon as possible). In the meantime you can get the current group gift in the notices (but hurry, notices only stay active for two weeks and it’s already been a few days). That’s where I got my beautiful set of 50s swing jewelry that I paired with my outfit.

Note* If you’re not already in the group, copy and paste this: secondlife:///app/group/fc7863f9-aea1-e3d3-9705-b37dd4bcd531/about into local chat and use it to join the group!

Don’t worry, the NSP Florals satellite store is still open and you can go to it to do your regular shopping for now using this teleport by clicking here. And the main-store will be back up soon! In the meantime, pick up the group gift from the notices!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Good Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Bianca
Jewelry – NSP Florals & [MUSE] – 50s Swing Necklace & Earrings (Free Group Gift/Group is 125 to Join) – get the gift from the notices
Tattoo – Lush – Queen Bee Tattoo (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)
Romper – Ashmoot – S/S CoLL _ Ruffle Rompser _ SG/Pea (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Pose – B’Style – Pose Angel (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)

Sim Location – The Cyprian Garden (adult Sim)

Astrids Signature


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Do you believe in magic?

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TWE12VE is a new event this year that begins on the 12th of each month. To celebrate their first year, creators are giving gifts for just 12L each at their booths. I’m here to show you a few of the fantastic finds I picked up when I went to check out the goings on!

Do you believe?

I believe in magic! And tee shirts! I’ve become an avid fan of JellyRoll clothing since I discovered the cute brand, and JellyRoll is at TWE12VE with a few new releases as well as a 12L gift. Their gift, which you can pick up for just 12L, is a texture change tee called Magic that comes with a hud with four different textures. I’ve included the vendor advertisement at the end of this post so you can see all the textures available. It comes in several sizes to accommodate many mesh body types as well!

Sizes available:

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

Something magical

I stopped by the Adorably Strange Wares booth and picked up their 12L gift and was thrilled with what I found when I unpacked the box. I rezzed it out and discovered that it was floor glitter! You can get a pretty good idea of the look of it in the picture above, but the picture doesn’t really do it justice. The floor glitter shimmers, glitters, and moves just like magic and a swatch of it that covers a fairly good sized area is only 3 prim to set out. The gift is copiable so you can set out as many as you need to decorate your area!

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Last touches

I finished off my look with a gift from Indigenous Designs. For just 12L, I picked up their gift box and this Rose Choker was in the box. There were two in the box actually… one in gold and one in silver. I’m wearing the silver in the picture above. The details on this choker are really pretty and it makes a nice final touch to a casual outfit (or perhaps for a more formal date?). Either way, I was charmed by its look!

JellyRoll - Magic Graphic Tees - NOT MY ART - VENDOR ARTWORK

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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 (w/ Catwa lipstick applier used)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Itch
Choker – Indigenous Designs – Engraved Antique Silver Rose Chocker, also comes in gold (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)
Shirt – JellyRoll – Magic Graphic Tees (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)
Jeans – JellyRoll – Weekender Jeans
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Floor Glitter – Adorably Strange Wares – The Mystic Glimmer Floor Glitz (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)

Sim Location – Private Location

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By the Sea

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Sometimes I prefer to browse the Marketplace for goodies when I’m in that “stay at home” mood. I found a couple of nice Marketplace gifties that are sure to brighten your day. Once I was ready to explore, I finished off with a group gift from one of my favorite Steampunk stores!

The perfect outfit

In doing a little Marketplace hunting I ran across this ZHO outfit by Petry Shop. It includes a shirt and skirt as separate pieces with nice detailing and great geometric textures! For only 20L, I snapped it up and didn’t have to leave my linden home. 🙂

Outfit sizes included:

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

Strike a pose

I also picked up a gift pose from a little Marketplace store called Naomi Shop. This pose, called Naomi Gift Pose, is perfect for photography, and is just 10 little linden. If you take pictures in Second Life, you’ll want to add it to your inventory!

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By the sea

My pretty seahorse necklace is a free group gift by Pixel Box. You join the Pixel Box group free, don your new group tag, and pick up this pretty necklace. It includes a texture change hud, which I’ve included a picture of below so you can see the variety of choices you have!

As an extra special touch, the necklace is mesh body sized, and includes sizes to fit the following mesh body types: TMP, eBody, Maitreya, Eve (Slim & Pulpy), Belleza (Freya, Isis, & Venus), Slink (Hourglass & Physique), and Tonic.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Jennie
Necklace –Pixel Box – Necklace Seahorse (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Outfit – Petry Shop – ZHO Outfit (20L on the Marketplace)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes with texture change hud

Pose – Naomi Shop – Naomi Gift Pose (10L on the Marketplace)

Sim Location – Chelsea by the Sea


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The Wind at My Back

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There’s a cool breeze on the air as summer starts fading here at the end of August and I’m ready for September days… but I plan to enjoy these last warm breezes with some summer dresses. And I’m thrilled with the gifts that I’m finding that are letting me do just that.

A special dress

Meva has out a new group gift dress for us ladies to add to their collection of group gifts in the group gift section. The dress is Maitreya fit only but there are two colors in the package… the cream I am showing you as well as a charcoal color. The group is 100L to join, but currently there are 9 past group gifts you can pick up. So if you are new to Meva, that’s a nice little group of gifts to pick up for your group gift fee.

New hair

I stopped by the Gacha Garden as I got a notice that there are currently 61 free gifts to be had at the event! I went right away to check it out and was thrilled with the loot I came away with. I couldn’t wait to show you my favorites.

I have three just in this post, including this beautiful fatpack of hair called Eevee by Analog Dog. Find the Analog Dog gacha machine and pick up your gift by clicking the little bag. You’ll need the Gimme Gacha group tag, but the group is free to join, making the fatpack of hair an absolutely free gift!

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An affair… with skin!

Glam Affair has a free face applier as their gift at the Gacha Garden! I was so excited to see this beautiful applier called “Maya” as their gift! It’s in the American skin tone with lovely freckles and a pretty mouth shade. It’s perfect for that girl next door look but also lovely enough for a glamorous outfit too. And since it too is a Gimme Gacha gift, it’s FREE!

She’s got teeth!

Cae’s gift had me “hooked” from the moment I unpacked it! I love their Sharkteeth necklace and earrings set! The set even includes a color change hud so you can choose between silver, brass, or gold! And like the other Gimme Gacha gifts, it’s free! 😀

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Analog Dog – Eevee (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Jewelry – Cae – Sharktooth Necklace & Earrings (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Dress – Meva – Gift August 2017 (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join)

Sim Location – Le Sixieme Sens

Astrids Signature


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Eclipse

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I was in the path of the Solar Eclipse yesterday, and was lucky enough to have a chance to view it because my local library had a viewing event and was providing free eclipse glasses for individuals to check out for 15 minute intervals. By lucky chance, I was able to check out my 15 minutes at the peak of the eclipse and see it in all its glory. It was an amazing sight!

A few creators have made gifts that seem to commemorate the event and it seemed appropriate to show them off!

Mandala…

Kib Designs is giving away a free Mandala dress (the group is free to join) if you stop by their main-store. The Mandala has come to represent or be a general generic term for any diagram, chart, or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos… a microcosm of the universe. It seems an appropriate and beautiful gift at the moment given the impact of the solar eclipse on so many people as they rushed to get to see it.

Dress sizes available:

  • TMP
  • eBody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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August Eclipse 2017

Chop Zuey was not to be outdone as far as gifts, and the creator has made a special texture change set of jewelry, specifically to commemorate the event, called “August Eclipse.”

There are two gifts… the diadem is a free to all gift and is fully customizable and texture change. You can pick it up in the free to all gift section by buying it for 0L.

There is also a Chop Zuey group gift, which is the jewelry set, in the group gift section. This set includes the choker, earrings, and bracelets, all texture change just like the diadem. The group is 350L to join, but Chop Zuey sets out frequent gifts for both men and women, making the group well worth joining.

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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
Hair – [e] elikatira – Adaline
Diadem – Chop Zuey – August Eclipse Diadem (Free to all gift)
Jewelry Set – Chop Zuey – August Eclipse Collar, Bracelets, and Earrings (Free Group Gift/Group is 350L to Join)
Dress – Kib Designs – Mandala Summer Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Lost Unicorn

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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

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