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Pastel Procrastinator

Pastel Procrastinator

I’m having one of those days, where I get up, plan everything I’m supposed to do, get really ready for it all, and then next thing I know the day is done without much actually having been accomplished.  On days like that I try to remind myself that I’m allowed to relax, and kick back now and then.  Aline, however, has other plans.  She got her hair did, slicked on makeup and started bounding about doing all sorts of creative things.  I dunno why, but she never really seems to need much of a rest… 😉

Best Tressed

I caught up with Pr!tty, and it seems they’ve moved again.  If you didn’t get a chance to get group gifts last time, or had issues landing in the store, you can try again at another build located on the Senses sim.  I landed just as my letter came up on the lucky board.  I activated my group tag (a group that is currently free to join), and clicked upon the board.  This lovely creation was delivered to me, and I was happy to see it came with some cute sparkly ears too.  My fave!

Pretty in Pink

I also managed to get some free makeup today!  It’s always nice to find a cool subscriber gift, because it doesn’t take up any group space, and once in a while you log in to find a nice surprise delivered straight to your inventory.  This month, Alma have sent out really nice pink eye shadows and lip gloss.  There’s also a green version for those who are feeling a tad more adventurous!  It comes in an Omega applier, so it works with a relay on most mesh heads.  Once you have clicked on the subscriber, click the poster again to see past notices, and there you will find the March Subscriber gift waiting for you.

Wish getting ready was this easy in RL!

xox
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Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Scandalize Annie

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Eyeshadow Applier –  Alma March Subscriber Gift (Free Subscriber Gift)
Lipstick Applier –  Alma March Subscriber Gift (Free Subscriber Gift)
Nail Polish Applier – Maitreya Lara
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair – Pr!tty Kaylah (Free Lucky Letter Board Prize/Group is Free to Join)
Pose – Happy Dispatch  Kitune
Sim – Private

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Stay Weird

Stay Weird

I’ve always been a proponent of being yourself.  I get it though, sometimes in RL it can be hard to dress the way you want, act the way you want, or do the things you want to do.  That’s the best thing about SL.  Escapism at its finest.  In SL, I choose to Stay Weird.  Luckily for me, there are loads of creators out there who let me be who I want on a budget!  One of my fave designers, Sn@tch (who are always SO generous), have put out a new group gift.  Read on!

Skirting the Issue

This new group gift at Sn@tch is super awesome.  I like the peekaboo lace on the skirt. It isn’t too over the top in the skin showing department!  You can wear this high-waisted skirt with all sorts of things, but it comes with an Omega applier to add this really cool suspender top to the outfit!  You can always wear them separately too!  The skirt comes in loads of different colours to fit your mood of the day.  You can grab this gift by joining the Sn@tch VIP group for 200L, and clicking on the vendor in the VIP seating area.

Skirt Sizes

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physic
  • Tonic Fine
  • Tonic Curvy

Now, go out my little ones – go out there, and stay weird!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress– Sn@tch Flora Skirt & Suspender Top (Free Group Gift/ Group is 200L to Join)
Glasses – OLQINU Vibes Glasses (Available at Uber)
Shoes – Empire Bellis
Choker – Open Collar Turian Rainbow

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Mesange Goldmine
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Alaskametro Alchemy (Available at the Cosmetic Fair)
Hair – Pr!tty SaRang (Available through PocketGacha)
Pose – Belle Poses Millie
Backdrop – SAYO Biscayne Backdrop

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She’s got the look!

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“Heavenly bound
Cause heaven’s got a number
When she’s spinning me around
Kissing is a color
Her loving is a wild dog
She’s got the look”

Get the look too!

You can get the look for free! I have some special gifts to list off to you starting with some sweet deals at 7 Deadly s{K}ins. Right now the group join fee is free (I’m not sure how much longer this promotion will last, so hurry!). For the month of January, your group gift is 400L in-store credit! Just go to the credit terminal with your group tag on and click it to get your credit to go towards any purchase!

Don’t forget that 7 Deadly s{K}ins has a nice assortment of lucky letter boards, mini mania boards, and midnight mania boards accessible to group members. While I was there picking up my free 400L store credit, my letter came up on one of the lucky boards, and I got the Vyra skin for free! It includes the face and body Omega appliers in a full fatpack of skintones! I was thrilled with this free beautiful skin pictured above.

More free stuff…

Byrne has out their free goodies for January as well and RAWR are they gorgeous! I picked up the Jungle Queen dress in the group notices (or you can pick it up at the main-store) and the subscriber sent me the matching gloves. The dress and gloves both come in fits for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza to fit your mesh body needs.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head & Body Applier – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Vyra in cashew (Group Lucky Letter Board/Group is currently free to join) – hurry, I’m not sure how much longer the group will be free to join! + Don’t miss out on the 400L in store credit Group Gift for January!
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Amelia
Necklace – Pure Poison – Teo Diamonds Necklace
Gloves – Byrne – JungleQueen Gloves Pink (Free Subscriber Gift/0L)
Dress – Byrne – JungleQueen Dress Pink (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Ralu Sandals

Sim Location – La Cumbrita

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Silver Linings

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This last week has been a tough one in real life for me but today I took some time to do some meditating and looked for silver linings in the dark clouds that I felt certain were hanging over my head. I think it helps to actively look for good things when days get rough. This silver lined dress from Alter reminded me of my “silver lining thinking” today and is their free POE hunt gift. But you don’t just get the dress…

Accessories included:

  • Silver shoes (made to fit Slink, Maitreya, or Belleza feet)
  • A bracelet
  • And two rings to fit bento hands in the gift box as well!

The dress comes in all the popular body sizes sure to fit your needs:

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

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Wearing ink lately…

I’ve worn tattoos in two other posts {here} and {here} and when I saw this gorgeous Broken Heart tattoo from Identity as part of the Women Only Hunt (yes my hunting buddy pointed it out) I couldn’t help myself… and who can pass up free? Now I have three free tattoos for this month tucked away in my inventory! This one comes in fresh or faded (faded shown) and you get system layers, appliers for TMP, Omega, Belleza, Wowmeh, and Maitreya.

Sway a little!

If you’re digging my updo you need to hurry, as it may be gone by midnight tonight (Friday). It’s a Fifty Linden Friday special at Exile. You can get it in either naturals with a hud of natural colors, or a set of pastels, your choice for only 50L each. I picked the naturals hud as it had my usual choice of silver (there’s also a pretty blonde, brown, and red course!). This updo includes both a regular rigged and a bento rigged in the box so you can see your hair sway in the wind!

Last but not least…

I don’t have a super duper close up of my necklace but if you click the lower picture and zoom in on flickr you can see the beautiful free Snowgirl Necklace by Slipper Originals. It is their free Women Only Hunt gift. It has a little snowman and a snowflake charm on a metal cord and it comes with a texture change hud with ten metal choices. That’s a lot of versatility! Plus I love the dainty little charms that make it so pretty 🙂

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Hair – Exile Maybe (50L for Fifty Linden Friday – Hurry!)
Tattoo – Identity Broken Heart Tattoo (Free/0L/Women Only Hunt)
Necklace – Slipper Originals Snowgirl Necklace (Free/0L/Women Only Hunt)
Outfit with Shoes – Alter Meg Outfit (Free/0L/POE Hunt)

Sim Location – Elysion (note: Sim is group access only*)

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The Winter Fae

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“Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping…” ~ from Sounds of Silence

This winter fae skin makes me think of dark winter nights despite her white features, blue lips, and the white tears that come from white shadowed eyes. She is a beauty bathed in light, tormented by the dark nights of winter.

And she’s all yours for…

free. As part of the Women Only Hunt, provided by Avada, you can have the beautiful Winter Fae Skin for yourself free. Included in this beautiful gift are multiple head and body appliers.

Winter Fae Head Appliers:

  • Catwa
  • Omega

Winter Fae Body Appliers:

  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Belleza
  • Physique

More winter hunting…

I was with my hunting partner again, and he led me to Juno Artistic Tattoo, and we both agreed that the free POE hunt gift there was perfect for this skin. Go figure… I’m wearing ink in another post! But this beautiful snowflake, stars, and blue twinkle light studded tattoo is a perfect winter compliment to the Winter Fae skin and adds just a touch of color to the otherwise white canvas of this lush skin.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head & Skin Applier – Avada – Winter Fae (Free Women Only Hunt Gift)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – KoKoLoReS – Lilbeth
Tattoo – Juna Artistic Tattoo – Sneh Tattoo Women (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Shirt – Glam Affair – Lace Mini Top Cotton – past gift, no longer available

Sim Location – Pagan’s Winter Wonderland

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Peace Poema

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Interesting Fact: In Real Life I’m heavily tattooed. So perhaps it’s ironic that I seldom wear ink in Second Life. I remember coming home from one of my sessions after getting inked, with much of my upper torso wrapped in saran wrap and my very conservative family’s reaction, even though I was almost 30 years old at the time. I didn’t regret the tattoos then, and I still don’t regret them. And if I was going to sport tattoos full time in Second Life, this free hunt gift from Endless Pain Tattoos might just be the one I would choose.

Peace…

It took me a while to hunt down this free POE hunt gift from Endless Pain Tattoos, even with a hunting buddy, but I love this tattoo called “Peace.” It’s a full upper torso tattoo with sleeves, featuring Mandala designs, the face of an owl, and a small peace symbol. It’s unisex as well and includes appliers for…

Appliers Included:

  • System Body
  • TMP
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Signature
  • Slink

Speaking of appliers…

I picked up a second free POE hunt gift; this time from POEMA, in the form of this beautiful make-up applier. You get the smokey eyes, blush, and crimson lipstick in either Catwa or Omega appliers. Each part can be applied separately for a finishing look that is unique. Only want the eye shadow? No problem. Just want the lipstick? Sure thing! Want the blush and the lipstick? Yup, you can do that too! It’s a mix and match pallet that’s sure to please the eye. In the picture above, I donned the eye shadow and the lipstick.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Seven Days
Make-up – POEMA – POE Hunt 2017 Gift (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Peace (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Bodysuit – Avenge – Tropical Summer Swimsuit in Black

Sim Location – Private Location

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Indian Jewell

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It’s Tuesday!

And that mean’s bargain’s galore! I headed out and checked out the deets for you to see what I could find so you wouldn’t have to do all the hunting yourself! You’ll want to catch these gems before the day is out and pick them up for yourself. Be sure to hurry, the deals end at midnight SLT, tonight!

First, stop by Calico Hair, where you’ll find two pretty hairs you can pick up. The color packs are just 25L each or you can get the fatpack for 150L. I picked up Luna II but there is also a pretty side braid out as well. My new hairstyle is pictured above and below so you can see both the front and the back.

Speaking of…

… both the front and the back. I had to show off both the front and the back of this fabulous 25L Tuesday special tattoo from Dita Couture. This tattoo called Indian Jewell is a beauty, with intricate details on both the front and back of the body and it is a full upper body tattoo (though my dress covers part of it for modesty sake). I wanted to make sure you could see both sides, thus the two pictures. If you purchase this you will get:

Tattoo appliers:

  • System layer
  • Omega
  • Maitreya
  • TMP
  • Slink
  • Belleza

In addition there are three colors of stones that can go above the elephant on the back. You get Black, Red, and Sapphire stones that can be interchangeably added to the tattoo.

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One last thing…

If you were admiring my pretty dress you’ll want to stop by Faida. It is also a 25L Tuesday special and you can pick it up in a Maitreya only size for just 25L. Though I think if you fiddled with your body, it would fit other shapes. For 25L, it’s a pretty gown for roleplay!

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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 – Calico – Luna II (25L for 25L Tuesday) – today only
Tattoo – Dita Couture – Indian Jewell Tattoo (25L for 25L Tuesday) – today only
Dress – Faida – Valena Candy Dress (25L for 25L Tuesday) – today only

Sim Location – Revenland Roleplay Sim

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It’s Not a Trick!

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It’s not a trick!

Treat or….. Trick! I love a good trick but this Trick tank top by 1 Hundred is all treat since it is a FREE gift at the Wash Cart Sale! You simply go to the 1 Hundred cart and buy it for 0L! No trick involved! While you’re there, stop to look at the 10L offerings, there are lots of cute things to buy (I plan to show off one or two in a post soon!). In the meantime, enjoy this tank top! It comes in system layers as well as a universal Omega applier for mesh bodies.

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More JellyRoll!

I showed off the JellyRoll Snuggle Sweaters in my post {here} but I couldn’t resist picking up the creator’s FREE gift that was sitting by the cart at the Cart Wash Sale. I was thrilled with the little set of Black Widow Ear Cuffs. A little tweak of adjustment and they fit my Catwa mesh ears just perfectly without any trouble at all. Aren’t they cute! Just buy them for 0L, like all the gifts currently out at the Wash Cart Sale for this anniversary round!

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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 – Wasabi Pills – Rey
Earcuffs – JellyRoll – Black Widow Earcuffs Gift (0L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Top – 1 Hundred – Trick Tank Pink (0L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Shorts – Maitreya – Original BF Jeans Shorts

Sim Location – Octoberville

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Backside

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Hello Hello Fab Free’rs! I cannot believe July is almost to an end. It seems like the summer just began. I suppose that old saying “time flies when you’re having fun” really does ring true. I don’t know about ya’ll but I’ll be spending at least some of my Saturday picking up the last few July group gifts that I’ve yet to snag.

July at the EMPIRE

One of which is the July group gift at EMPIRE. I’ve been an EMPIRE fan for a long while now and I’m never disappointed in their group gifts. This month’s gift includes 2 pairs of these high wedge type heels with a cut out at the heel, laces at the ankle, and a peep toe. The shoes come in the deep red shade shown, and a shade of blue. Additionally there is a hud to change the tone of the metal bits between black, silver, and gold. The EMPIRE VIP group has a one time join fee of 500 lindens, however they do offer monthly gifts and there are currently a few previous gifts still available as well.

Sizes Included: Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya, TMP

Leggings FTW

Next up, I am so glad I snagged these cute black leggings from Satus Inc. They are a current group gift available to all Satus Inc. group members. You’ll find this group gift on the table to the left as you enter the Satus Inc. main store. You will need to join the Satus Inc. group and wear the group tag before clicking the gift vendor. There is a one time join fee of just 25 lindens however there are always gifts and sales. Plus, I think these comfy leggings will make everyone’s bum look good!

Sizes Included: Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), FitMesh (xs, s, m, l, xl), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya, TMP

FREE Okami Tattoo

Finally, this nicely done tattoo is a current group gift at K-tarsis. This tattoo shop is a new-to-me shop and I’ll tell you there are some eye-opening photos decorating the store. Just be aware you’re in for a bit of tasteful nudity if you shop at K-tarsis. The decor aside, I’m super happy with this Okami gift tattoo. This is another group gift, so you will need to join the K-tarsis group before clicking the gift vendor. The K-tarsis Designs group is FREE to join, making this a totally FREE gift even for new group members. Also, this is a unisex applier tattoo with appliers for both male and female mesh bodies.

Appliers Included: Slink (female/male), Omega (female/male), Belleza (female/male), Maitreya, Signature

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hairfri.day – fri. – Deena – Cynical Black

Skin – Essences – Medium02

Tattoo – K-tarsis Tattoo: Okami – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

LeggingsSatus Inc. – [S] Stella Leggings Black – FREE Group Gift/Group is 25L to Join

Shoes – #EMPIRE – Snowdrop – Group Gift – July – FREE Group Gift/Group is 500L to Join

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

*Pose by  WetCat

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The Shore from Here…

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The shore is pretty from here, and I have stopped to check it out from the dock. Good thing I am all dressed for the part thanks to a few lucky gift finds and a lovely in-store gacha hair that I couldn’t pass up. I thought I’d check in with you Fabulous readers and share my finds with you!

Pineapples!

I love applier clothes and this cute top from Egoxentrikax stole my … pineapple with ITS pineapples! It’s a free group gift (the group is free to join) and you’ll get both system layers and an omega applier that works with most mesh bodies.

A touch of class.

Moondance Boutique has out a new group gift for the month of July. Just like last month, this gift is free and the group is free to join. It includes the necklace and the earrings shown in the picture, and just like last month you get a full color change hud with colors to change the texture of the metal, and both gems in the jewelry for lots of versatility!

Top it off!

I stopped by Wasabi Pills after seeing they had some new hairs out, but ended up navigating toward their in-store Gacha section instead. I came across the Bianca Gacha and really loved the hair style. There are two styles in the machine: style 1 (shown) which has only one side of the hair tucked behind one ear and Style 2 (not shown) which has both sides of the hair tucked behind your ears. For just 75L per spin, this is a chance to win some really pretty hair!

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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 – Wasabi Pills – Bianca Mesh Hair Style 1 (75L in-store Gacha)
Jewelry – Moondance Boutique – Jewels Breeze (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Top – Egoxentrikax – Pineapple Gold Top (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Pants – Wicca’s Wardrobe – Indian Summer Jeans

Sim Location – Baja Cove

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