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In Repose

Repose

“These vapors, with their leaden, golden, iron, bronzèd glows,
Where the hurricane, the waterspout, thunder, and hell repose,
Muttering hoarse dreams of destined harms,–
‘Tis [he] who hangs their multitude amid the skiey deep,
As a warrior that suspendeth from the roof-tree of his keep […]”
— from “A Sunset” by Victor Hugo

Sunset.

I have a potted garden in real life that I tend, and I sit outside surrounded by the flowers and herbs almost every evening as the sun sets. When I passed the NSP Florals Cart at the Cart Wash, I was taken in by the dresses… particularly the blue flowered smock that I have chosen to show off. It reminded me of my evening sunsets among my flowers… mostly yellow petunias and a wide range of potted herbs such as spearmint, chives, oregano, cilantro, etc.

I love the high neckline, the detailed flowered texture, and the softly ruffled skirt that make this dress perfect for summer evenings. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes with a quality alpha layer, and is sure to become a favorite of yours too for only 10L. The NSP Florals Cart sports this dress in 12 different colors for you to choose from, so if blue is not to your liking, you’re bound to find something that is.

Behind the ears.

I’m a little late in showing it off, but I’m glad I didn’t forget to stop by KoKoLoReS for the monthly group gift! Be sure to stop by the main-store before June is over to pick it up. This month’s gift called “Kit” is a beautiful long and behind the ears style that has a summery and demure feel to it. It comes with a hud of natural colors to suit your needs. The group join is a one time fee of 250L, but KoKoLoReS is excellent about giving a monthly gift on schedule, usually with a range of natural colors with each gift, making the fee well worth your lindens.

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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 – KoKoLoReS – Kit VIP gift June 2017 (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 250 to Join)
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – pinky
Dress – NSP Florals – Rosie Sleeveless Dress – Singles V7 (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Shoes – Livalle – Classico Zipper Heels in Navy

Sim Location – [ Elysion ]

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Pretty Posies

Sweet Floral
Oh Hello Fab Free’rs! I’m feeling very girly today, princess-like even thanks to this pretty floral dress and matching shoes from NSP Florals. The gifts at NSP Florals have always been generous, so I was not at all surprised to see that the shoes came with this beautiful pink dress. I can’t help but imagine a romantic date on a warm summer evening dancing and laughing in this dress. I also love the added detail of the straps on the bodice.  The NSP Florals group has a one time join fee of 125 lindens. In addition to this June group gift, there are group only lucky letters, and you can purchase a few of the previous group gifts for just 5 lindens each.

Dress Sizes Included: Standard Mesh (xxs – L), Maitreya, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), TMP

Shoe Sizes Included: Maitreya, Belleza, Slink

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – -FABIA- Mesh Hair <Luisa> Natural Tones – Currently @The Vintage Fair 

Skin – Essences – Litzi – Medium01 – Currently @Tropical Summer

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Dress & ShoesNSP Florals – Pretty Posies Dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is 125L to Join 

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

*Pose by WetCat

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Stopping for a Cuppa

coffee 2_001

Always a hot… hunt.

The Women’s Stuff Hunt is one of my favorite hunts. I always love surfing through my inventory after a few stops along the trail. I happened to pick a stop – Mimi’s Choice to be exact – and head home to unpack and was thrilled with the beautiful form fitting flowery gown I unpacked.

This dress nice enough for a date night out, but casual enough for coffee at a cafe. It’s sure to be perfect for any occasion, and it includes all the popular sizes such as:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – XL
  • Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza

Shoes make a match.

If you hurry, the [MUSE] and NSP Florals March group gift is still out. It’s a lovely gift well worth picking up. You surely must have noticed my gorgeous shoes! These hipster wedges fit Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza Feet, and include a color change hud with 6 different colors to match your outfits. Hurry! With March being over, I’m not sure how much longer this gift will be out to pick up!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Scribbled Hearts
Dress – Mimi’s Choice – Sascha’s Designs – Cien Beige Dress (0L for the Women’s Stuff Hunt)
Shoes – NSP Florals [MUSE] – Hipster Wedge (Free group gift/0L/Group is 125L to Join)

Sim Location – Il Nido Cafe & Wine Bar “The Nest”

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Will o’ The Wisp

Will o' the Wisp Hello Fab Free’rs, thanks for coming by! Today’s post is fairly simple but I had a lot of fun with it. Sometimes a look will inspire me in a different way. This one did just that. It reminds me of something not fashion related, the folkloric wisps found in European folklore. Something about the blazing blue hair paired with the tartan-ish pattern of this draping backless dress made me imagine a mythological being. Perhaps the embodiment of a wisp? Either way, I had fun, and I hope you will also!
The Wisp This wonderfully wild hair is by Exile. The “Hot” style is one of Exile’s gacha hairstyles at The Arcade. To get this bright blue color, you’ll need to score the “Fantasy 2” color pack. If the brighter colors aren’t to your liking there are plenty of more natural versions as well, even in the “Fantasy 2” hud. The Exile gacha at The Arcade is just 50 lindens per play. There are 2 hairstyles to be had, each in several color packs.

The dress is by NSP Florals and can be had for just 10 lindens at The Wash’s Indian Summer Cart Sale. This chevron pattern reminds me of tartan or flannel style patterns and I love it! Flannel was hugely in style during my teens and 20s, and I hear it’s making a come-back. Hence the nostalgic feelings associated with the fabric. There are however several other equally pretty versions available if this one doesn’t suit you. Each version is just 10 lindens and comes in several fitmesh sizes. There’s even a solid white version. So go, visit the NSP Florals Cart, don’t miss out on this lovely floor-length dress. The Cart Sale won’t last forever.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Exile::Hot: 7. Fantasy 2 – 50L per play @The Arcade

Skin – Lumae : Sabine – Catwa Omega – T4 Fawn / Starlight – 100L for Buy Now Sept. on the Matketplace *Other skin tones also available 

Head – CATWA HEAD Anna *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Dress – NSP Florals – NSP Pacific Shores Gown – Singles 6 – 10L @The NSP Florals Cart

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by Indigo and !bang

**Location – Netherwood

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Tropical Daydream

Tropical All weekend it’s been raining in my real world. All weekend I’ve been dreaming of somewhere warm and tropical to have an adventure! Thankfully I have Second Life to help my daydreams seem more real. Recently I found out about a little shop called LaGeeny. Even better, I found out about their several group gifts and camping chairs! Also, redMint has an August group gift out, which I love, and a little something extra from NSP Florals.
Tropical 2 This FREE dress from LaGeeny just might be the perfect casual summer dress. It looks light and comfortable with great details. Thanks to a texture change hud with several pattern and solid color options this dress is ultra wearable and could go with just about any style. One of the solid colors is particularly pretty! I chose this playful red floral pattern because it is not only pretty, but it played into that tropical vacation I’ve been dreaming of! The dress is fully mesh and comes in several sizes. How do you get it? First you’ll need to join the LaGeeny in world group. The group is FREE to join. Then you’ll need to camp out in the group only camping chair for 45 minutes. I know 45 minutes sounds like a long time, but if you’ve got someone to chat with while you wait, the time goes by fast. Thankfully I had Love in my IMs keeping me company! There are also some non-group camping chairs and several group gifts available, so take a moment to stop by LaGeeny and take advantage.

Sterling Silver hair is all the rage right now, and I have to admit I am totally on board with this trend. I love the silvery blue tones I’ve been seeing. This long side-swept hairstyle is the most recent FREE group gift at redMint. I’ve always liked redMint hair because it has a unique style to it that you just don’t see anywhere else. The redMint group is FREE to join at this time and there are a few previous FREE group gifts also available. In the package with this lovely gift you’ll find a regular size version of the style, and a larger version for the busty ladies.

Sometimes just the right accessory makes an outfit. I think this is true with the gorgeously done hibiscus flower by NSP Florals. The flower can be resized via touch menu, and costs just 25 lindens on the Marketplace.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair ( r e d ) M i n t > gG 08’16  – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Hair Flower – NSP Hibiscus Hair Flower White Red Center – 25L on the Marketplace

Skin – Lumae :: Eirtae – T6 – Tawny // Showgirl – Currently @Genre 

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Tattoos – Letis Tattoo :: Balarama Colors :: MM16022 ::

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

DressLaGeeny – .:LG :.  [INDINA] – FREE Group Camping Prize/Group is FREE to Join

Shoes –  #EMPIRE – Triteleia – FREE Group Gift/Group is 499L to Join **Originally Shown Here

*Poses by Amitie and bang!

**Location – Las Islas – Waterfall

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Peace Love and Tie-Dye

Petite Empire Hello again Fab Free’rs and as always, thank you for stopping by! I’m excited to share with you some lovely group gifts for the month of July from some of my personal favorite designers. Starting top to bottom, there is this lovely hair with matching hair flowers from NSP Florals, a beautifully playful jumper from Petite Mort, and some killer shoes from Empire. I’m really not sure what style this collective look falls into, it’s a little bit boho, a little bit pin-up, and maybe even some glam rock thrown in. As if 3 fabulous group gifts were not enough, I also want to show you this gorgeous Catwa applier gacha from Essences. Whatever you want to call this look, I love it, and I hope you do also!
Floral Tie-dye EmpireI have to say I am loving the hairstyles NSP Florals has been releasing here and there. This style is a cute pulled back look with a little bun at the nape of the neck. I really should have taken a photo of the back of this hairstyle. I think this pretty hairdo is just styled enough to be worn with something formal, yet simple enough to be worn with an every-day look. The optional hair flowers are a gorgeous bonus. I love the amazing details in these darling little flowers. This hairstyle from NSP Florals is the FREE July group gift. The NSP Florals Updates group has a one time join fee of 100 lindens, however all the gifts are amazing, and you’re gonna want to know when new things come out anyway.

I am never not impressed with the items that come from Petite Mort. The July group gift is among my favorites of all the gifts from this awesome store. This playful tie-dyed romper/jumper/one piece whatever you want to call it, is so cute on I don’t want to take it off. This FREE group gift from Petite Mort comes in several mesh sizes including fit mesh and body specific sizes. I think my favorite part of this one-piece are the little bows at the hips! The Petite Mort in-world group is FREE to join, so don’t miss this gift or future ones!

Empire has quickly become a favorite store of mine, though Empire is relatively new in the realm of Second Life, their items are always detailed and skillfully made. These knee-high strappy heels are the July group gift at Empire. These seriously gorgeous shoes come with a group exclusive color hud that allows you to change various parts of the shoes between this “blueberry” purple shade, and this deep cherry shade. I decided to mix it up a little and make the shoes have a bit of both colors. Oh, and you also get to pick from the standard options as to what color the sole of the shoe is. Also, the gift includes a pair of shoes to fit the Lara body/feet, Freya, Venus, Isis, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP. To get this FREE group gift, simply join the Empire group and click the gift vendor. You’ll find the Empire VIP group gifts waiting for you next to the lucky boards. There is a one time join fee for the Empire VIP group of 499 lindens, however the gifts are always exclusive colors, and so far I’ve never been disappointed!

Finally, how beautiful is this Catwa head applier skin from Essences?! One of my favorite gacha items are mesh head appliers. You’ll find the Corrie applier by Essences at the current round of The Liaison Collaborative. This pretty face is just 75 lindens per play with 10 commons, and 2 rares. Each one comes in a specific skin tone and makeup indicated, and works with Catwa mesh heads only.  Pru is wearing the number 7 common version of Corrie, however all the appliers, commons and rares are absolutely beautiful. I’ll include a copy of the gacha key below, ’cause you gotta see these!

Here are the details, happy gifting and gacha-ing!

Hair w/FlowersNSP Florals – NSP Breezy Blooms Hair & Attachment – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join 

Head – CATWA HEAD Dyana  *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Head ApplierEssences – #07 Essences [CorrieP02] – 75L per/play @The Liaison Collaborative 

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Body Applier – Essences Maitreya Lara Body Appliers

Tattoos Letis Tattoo :: Anali :: MM16011 ::

Outfit – Petite Mort– Tiedye maillot –FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

ShoesEmpire – #EMPIRE – Trillium July VIP Gift Edition – FREE Group Gift/Group is 499L to Join

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by – !bang and WetCat

**Location not open to the public.

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An Enchanting Blue Fairy

The Blue Fairy

Hello There Fab Free’rs! I hope all is well in your world. Right now my world is made up of fantastic fairy fabulousness thanks to the Enchantment Hunt. The May round of Enchantment is Thumbelina themed, and the shops participating in the Hunt part of the event are making all my fairy dreams come true! Even better, the Hunt gifts are all absolutely FREE. Additionally, Plastik recently sent out this gorgeous fantasy skin with male and female options and all the appliers for all the meshy things you could possibly imagine (okay most of them) as a FREE gift to their VIP group. You’re gonna want this one! Also, at the very end of the post I have a little something from Catwa that I want to tell you about. I bet you can guess what it is!

First, if you’ve never done an Enchantment Hunt before, this is a hud hunt. You can pick up a FREE hud at the Enchantment Event or at any of the participating shops. Once you attach the hud you’ll be asked to give it permission to teleport your avatar. Say yes! Then click on a shop logo to be instantly teleported to that location. You’ll also get a hunt hint in your local chat. You must be wearing the hud when you find the hunt object (an open book) and click it. The Enchantment Hunt object will not send you the gift without the Enchantment Hunt hud attached.Blue Fairy Close Since there are so many lovely Enchantment Hunt Freebies, I’ll start from the top. This crown of dainty, highly detailed hair flowers from NSP Florals is simply beautiful. This FREE hunt gift is sizable and can be easily positioned. Not to mention that hair flowers are an essential part of a fairy’s wardrobe, so you won’t want to miss these!

No fairy would be complete without a set of pretty gossamer wings! These delicate wings are the FREE Enchantment Hunt prize at Le Poppycock. The wings are static, and include several color versions, each in an open or closed position.

Next, this lace one-piece lingerie is the FREE Enchantment Hunt Prize at Blacklace. Blacklace is known for their beautiful lingerie, and this gift is no exception. Not only is this gift beautiful, it generously includes appliers for omega compatible bodies as well as classic system layers in several equally pretty colors.

The next to last stop on the Enchantment Hunt for this post is Essenz. These mint colored strappy flats are just too cute! These are easily the perfect fair footwear. This FREE hunt prize includes a Maitreya fit, and a Slink Flat fit. All fairy-ness aside, these sandals are a great addition to any summer wardrobe.

Finally, how cute is the pose used in the top photo? I love the whimsical look of the stance. This is one of 3 poses that are the Enchantment Hunt prize at Elephante Poses. Each of the 3 static poses have the same whimsical fairy quality to them. You’ll definitely want to add these FREE poses to your collection!

Now that I have shared a small sample of the Enchantment Hunt gifts to be had (I’ll show more in my next post), I want to talk about this incredible skin. Just recently Plastik gained 1000 Facebook likes/followers and to show her appreciation, the designer sent out this skin to her VIP group. This FREE gift comes in a male and female version and includes classic system layers along with appliers for every mesh body part you might imagine. I love the added detail of the almost iridescent looking stripes. They really give this skin an otherworldly look. In addition to the applier options, you also have the choice of freckles or no freckles.  At this time The Plastik group is FREE to join, and you’ll find this awesomely generous gift in the past group notices.

Lastly, I know this has been an unusually long post for me, but I have one more thing I want to share with you. Catwa has just released a static mesh head called Nicki, and it is for sale now for just 100 lindens. Yes, this is above and beyond the 75 lindens we usually stick to, however if you’re a Catwa group member you will get 30 lindens in store credit for purchasing the head. This brings that 100 linden cost to just 70 lindens in a round about way. Aside from being static (no blinking, no facial expressions) this pretty face has all the same functions as any other Catwa mesh head. Currently the Catwa group is FREE to join, so don’t forget to join the group and wear your group tag to get the store credit when purchasing the Nicki head.

Here are the Details, Enjoy!

Hair – NSP Florals – NSP Bride Thumblina Hair – Currently @Enchantment

Hair FlowersNSP Florals – NSP Thumbelina Bridal Hair Flowers – FREE Enchantment Hunt Gift 

Head –  CATWA HEAD Nicki – 100L **Catwa Group Members get 30L Store Credit w/Group Tag, Catwa Group is FREE to Join**

Eyes – Buzzeri – [Buzz] Bewitched Eyes – Ocean *Store Currently Moving 

SkinPlastik – :[P]:- Gift:// Plastik’s FACEBOOK Gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Wings – Le Poppycock *Spring Wings* – FREE Enchantment Hunt Gift 

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

Lingerie – ~Blacklace Lounge~ Princesse Maia – FREE Enchantment Hunt Gift 

Sandals – Essenz – Tucson (Mint) – FREE Enchantment Hunt Gift 

Pose – //elephante poses// Fairy Steps – FREE Enchantment Hunt Gift 

*Location – Eclectica

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Mud Slinging

Entice Mud

Hey There Fab Free’rs, hope you’re having a good weekend! I’ve got some Fabulous freebies to share! How cute is this tattoo themed dress from Entice? Right now you can get this super cute casual dress for FREE just by joining the “Free for Everyone” Midnight Mania board at Entice. That’s right, no group needed for this one. Not only is this fun little dress FREE, it includes a color change hud with 3 options for some added versatility.
Mud CloseThis beautiful Catwa head applier with the glossy lips and dark eyeliner is the May 2016 Group Gift from Mudskin. It’s been a minute since I’ve seen a new group gift from Mudskin, and this one is seriously pretty. This FREE gift is well worth the effort if you wear a Catwa head. You can also purchase body appliers separately. Currently, the Mudskin group is FREE to join.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – booN ZGO223 hair chocolate (with Catwa hairbase)

Hair FlowerNSP Florals – NSP Hibiscus Hair Piece V2 (Silver -Sapphire)

Eyes – Buzzeri – [Buzz] Bewitched Eyes – Ocean *Store Currently Moving 

Skin – [ MUDSKIN ]_Group Gift Skin(Catwa Applier) – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Head –  CATWA HEAD Linda *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Dress – Entice – Always Dress – Tattoo – FREE MM Board Prize (No Group Needed)

Body & Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Kirin

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Sweet May

Sweet May

I hope the month of May has been sweet to you. We’ve passed the half-way mark now! It’s hard to believe we’ll be moving into the hotter summer months soon. But I think I’m ready with this pretty sun dress from that is the May group gift from Glitterati.

I love the classic waist styling and floral hem of this dress, as well as the scalloped neckline which are perfect for spring’s last fling and even for moving into hotter summer months. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes.

I was delighted to discover that NSP Florals has out a May gift that seemed to perfectly match my new dress. This little rose hair piece I picked up is beautifully detailed, and while I paired it with a sundress, I can see it working perfectly with a wedding dress in June. If you’re good at editing, you could attach this to the chest or spine and make it into a corsage instead. I can just imagine so many possibilities for this lovely rose beauty! Best yet, it comes with a color change hud that allow you to change the color of the roses to a variety of sumptuous colors! As of the time of this posting the NSP Floral Group is FREE to join, making this group gift FREE. However, group membership is usually 75L. I’m not sure how much longer the group fee will be set at 0L, so you should hurry if you want to get this lovely item as a FREE gift.

Sweet May 2

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – Truth – Bria
Hair Flower – NSP Florals – May 2016 Group Gift (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is Free to Join for a limited Time) Note: The group is usually 75L and will return to that price soon!
Dress – Glitterati – Group Gift – May 2016 (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Precious Mules in White

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Eclectica

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Enchanting

“Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.” – Brigitte Bardot

Roleplay is an important part of my Second Life, and I have long loved fantasy and medieval roleplay in particular… I think that is why I love 30L Saturdays. I am particularly enchanted with a couple of special finds this Saturday. You will have to hurry to pick them up at this price today before midnight SLT, but they are well worth it!

Enchanting 1

If you stop by Les Encantades, you can pick up this beautiful medieval mesh gown in all the standard sizes. The texturing is spot on, and I love the floral print. It can easily pass for many roleplay settings and would be lovely for any lady with the right accessories. It is well worth today’s 30L price tag.

Enchanting 2

I love adding small details to make an outfit stand out, and I was really thrilled with one of several 30L offerings from Moon_Sha. This Celtic Yggdrasil Necklace is only 30L and comes in both male and female sizes; so if it’s not your style, Ladies, point a deserving fella in the right direction!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Visit
Outfit – Les Encantades – Marilla Apple (30L for 30L Saturday Sale)
Jewelry – Moon_Sha – Celtic Necklace Yggdrasil – female (30L for 30L Saturday Sale)
Shoes – NX – Nardcotix – Odette Ballerina Flats Gold for Slink Flat Feet
Basket – NSP Florals – Peony Flower Girl Basket – Mint

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – Zolio

Astrids Signature