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Soft Golds

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The weather has cooled down the last few nights where I live… cold winds ushered in by thunderstorms. It’s made me think that fall will perhaps be here sooner rather than later. But that’s okay. I’ve always enjoyed the autumn breezes and warm browns and oranges that mark the season. It’s not quite cold enough for sweaters yet, but it’s cool enough I’m wanting to start my fall wardrobe, so I picked up a gift that tickled my fancy for that!

Soft Golds

I stopped by Guilia Design and picked up the Third Life Group gift called “Cherry Gold”. I’m not too sure about the name as the gift includes these great black leather pants plus this gold tones snake skin top and a separate mesh belt, but I’m going with it because I really love the outfit!

Cherry Gold comes in all the standard mesh sizes plus quality alpha layers for system bodies (if you need it). Remember, the Third Life group is only 10L to join if you are not already in it, so this gift will only cost you 10L. And the Third Life Group gives you access to gifts in stores all over the grid, so it’s well worth joining!

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Change of Pace

I don’t usually show off collar gifts, as they are not my personal style… but I love the quality of clothing and items at Salt & Pepper and I think the creator turns out some truly beautiful gifts. I wanted to make sure and share this new gift that Salt & Pepper has out for group members, as it’s incredibly well made and really lovely.

The “Toy” Collar comes in two versions “His Toy” or “Her Toy” and both are fully customizable with a hud that allows you to change the color of both the leather and the metal. (I’ve included a picture of the advertisement below to show the options). It is also resizable making it unisex as well. You’ll need to click the menu to find the resize option. It is RLV enabled for those who are interested.

The Salt & Pepper Group does have a one-time join fee of 300L, however there are quite a few very nice past group gifts still out for you to enjoy, and the creator is generous about putting out new, quality group gifts as well, making the fee worth it in my opinion!

S&P Collar Toy - GROUP GIFT

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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 – Tableau Vivant – Sherilyn
Collar – Salt & Pepper – Collar Toy, Her Toy, His Toy (Free Group Gift/Group is 300L to Join)
Outfit – Giulia Design – Cherry Gold (Free Third Life Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Sim Location – LEA 1

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Hunt down a good book!

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I’m all settled in to read a good book… or two… or three! And thanks to Sway’s I can do it free! It’s like having my own free Second Life library with comfy pillows!

10th Birthday!

It’s Sway’s 10th Birthday! And they are celebrating with a birthday hunt and giving out a free exclusive prize… this gorgeous reading set which includes the pillows and book stack.

Furniture details:

  • Pillows = 2 prims
  • Pillows have 7 poses (including 1 couple pose) and give book props on touch
  • Pillows do not use pose balls
  • Pillows have 6 texture options for different color schemes
  • Book stack = 2 prims

How to get your gift:

Teleport to Sway’s and at the landing point you’ll find a little area with all the information. Pick up the gift hud and wear it. It will show ten blank balloon spaces on the hud. You’ll need to hunt down the ten different colored balloons that are hidden all over the sim. There are not any balloons in any skyboxes; they are all on the ground. You must be close to the balloons when you click them for them to “fill” your hud.

Once you have touched all ten balloons and filled your hud, come back to the gift station and click the gift station to redeem your hud and get your free gift! It’s that easy!

Quick tip: I found that the hud covered part of my screen because of its placement. I edited it by moving it to the far top left of my screen to move it out of the way and that made hunting for the balloons much easier!

The hunt ends Oct 15th, 2017.

Getting comfy

Reading books means I needed a comfy outfit for my reading adventure. I stopped by Kamiri to pick up their FabFree group gift offering, which of course is always free. I really like this little one piece outfit which includes both the top and shorts.

Sizes included:

  • Classic mesh XS – XL
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Happy reading! I hope you find a new favorite book!

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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 – Truth – Amelia
Necklace – Pixel Box – Steampunk Dreamcatcher Long Necklace (75L @ Pixel Box Design Emporium)
Outfit – Kamiri – Monica Outfit (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

And stuff…

Rug – LISP – Mesh – Faded Summer Rug Pack
Pillows & Books – Sway’s – [Ten] Reading Pillows & Stack of Books (0L Hunt Gift for Sway’s 10th Birthday Hunt)

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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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

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Summer Yellow

Summer Yellow

A new summer outfit is always a great thing, especially when it’s something colorful and pretty and has a little bit of lace. I love this pretty yellow lacy top I found with the matching shorts! For just 1L and a little hunting time as part of the Summer Hunt, you may want it too!

Look for the Beach Ball!

I stopped by Prism and hunted around for the beach ball (as per the clue), and when I found it, I also found the beach ball that was the little item I could buy for 1L. I was rewarded with this Milan Citrus outfit package! It includes the shorts and top.

The top comes in the lacy version as well as a more modest version that isn’t see through in the lacy parts (not shown). You’ll get all the standard mesh sizes as well as a fitmesh size for both the top and the bottom.

If you decide to go exploring…

You may have noticed that a couple of my posts have been pictured at the sim Elysion. Just a quick forewarning if you decide to go exploring: it’s a beautiful place for picture taking — lush and exotic and gorgeous. However it is an adult setting and does require a group fee for entrance. Just wanted to make sure I put that out there for those who have adventure on their minds! 🙂

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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 – Alice Project – Oona
Jewelry – Krystal – The Key in gold
Outfit – Prism – Milan Citrus by Journey (1L for the Summer Hunt)
Shoes – Baby Monkey – Deborah Flats

Sim Location – [ Elysion ]

Astrids Signature


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Tweed and Scott Randolph

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Filling up my cart…

It’s the first day of the Springtacious Cart Wash Sale and I was super excited to start filling up my own cart of goodies! I stopped by and I was quickly drawn to the Roped Passion’s display where I picked up an outfit that I fell in love with. For just 10L per piece, it was worth every penny!

Pictured above:

You see me wearing the Kuleana Tweed Top and Slacks by Roped Passion’s in the picture above. They each come separate for just 10L each and each are available in purple, brown, or black (pictured) for a bit of mix and match if you like. Your tiny 10L sum gets you all the standard sizes, a quality alpha layer, plus all the major mesh body sizes as well.

Also on the cart… SHOES!

So the shoes on the Roped Passion’s cart are actually for men. They are made to fit classic, Adam, Signature, Mesh Project, and Slink men’s feet. I found however that by hiding my Maitreya feet and adjusting the shoes a little (they are unrigged mesh), they matched my Kuleana outfit fantastically, and fit my avatar just fine. I kind of left them a touch big, but that’s because I didn’t really edit them down as much as I could (or probably should) have. If you make a copy of these (for back up) and use the edit feature to size them down, I’m sure you can get a perfect fit.

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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 – [e] elikatira – Brielle
Top – Roped Passion’s – Kuleana Tweed Top (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale)
Pants – Roped Passion’s – Kuleana Tweed Slacks (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale)
Shoes – Roped Passion’s – Scott Randolphs Shoes Unrigged in Black (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale)

Sim Location – Idle Rogue

Astrids Signature


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Join Me at the Pub

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Join me at the pub.

I’m not Irish, but join me at the pub anyway. And before you come, be sure to stop by Roped Passions and hunt around for the twisty cube as part of the Twisted Hunt. Now… this is one of the most difficult hunts on the grid, but it’s always worth it and the gifts are free. At Roped Passions there is a main gift for women and a main gift for men and a couple of side gifts as well to make it worth your while.

I’m showing off the Inara Suspender outfit that is the free gift from the Roped Passions main-store as their main gift contribution for the ladies to the Twisted Hunt. You’ll get both the outfit and the shoes. The shoes fit Maitreya or Slink feet.

Outfit Sizes:

  • Regular mesh sizes XS – XL
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

 

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Finishing touches.

To go with my green suspenders, I stopped by the Oceane main-store and picked up their group gift. They have out a beautiful lipstick gift right now that you won’t want to pass up. The group is currently free to join and so the gift is free to pick up. You’ll get 6 colors in system layers as well as an Omega applier and it worked beautifully with my Catwa head.

Don’t miss out!

I also stopped by Adoness where I was able to get some free hair. The freebies are just busting at the seams today! This cute cropped style comes in three colors and all you need to do is wear your FabFree group tag (the group is free to join as always) and Adoness is giving away this cute hairstyle to FabFree members for free as a perk! Pick it up to finish off your look! It comes in carrot, rosy (shown), and sunny.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Lipstick – Oceane – Jessa Lips (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Hair – Adoness – Poinsettia (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Outfit w/ Shoes – Roped Passions – Inara Suspender Outfit (Free/0L for the Twisted Hunt)

Sim Location – Brazen Head Irish Pub and Marina

Astrids Signature


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October In November

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October in November!

It’s not too late to pick up some of the outstanding October group gifts that creators made available to us if you haven’t already put them into your inventory. Prism for Men has this “Jeremy” outfit as their FREE October group gift still out. The group is FREE to join. The classic shirt and slacks design comes in all the standard mesh sizes with their own alphas.

More Choice!

This is one outfit that won’t let you down. It includes a color change hud that gives you lots of versatility. Included in the package is a hud to change colors for both the shirt and the slacks.

  • Color Options for the Shirt – Gold, Blue, White, and Black
  • Color Options for the Slacks – Rose, Gold, Blue, and White

Past Group Gifts Still Out!

There are also still several past group gifts out for you to pick up. You can preview what a couple of those gifts look like here:

  • Urban (August Group Gift) – blogged by Julianna
  • Time and Again (September Group Gift) – blogged by Loki

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Loki is wearing…

Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Outfit – Prism for Men – Group Gift October 2016 Jeremy Outfit (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Paramour

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Sunday Casual

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It’s casual Sunday for me… and though this outfit I picked up as the latest group gift from Tiffany Designs is hardly ordinary, it’s just dressy enough to be called business casual. It includes a pair of slacks and a sweater with a geometric design on it, both in all the standard mesh sizes. You’ll also get a pair of shoes for system feet, though I opted to wear my own in the picture above.

The Tiffany’s group is 100L to join, but after joining you’ll have access to this gift as well as four other past group gifts for men that are still out. You can see two that were previously blogged [Here] and [Here]. So you definitely get your money’s worth. You’ll need to pay the vendor 1L to get the gift, but that is immediately refunded to you.

Have a great Sunday afternoon!

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Outfit  – Tiffany Designs – Andrew Casual Outfit 2 (Free Group Gift/0L/100L to Join Group)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Honeycomb

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Glitter Revolution

Glitter Revolution

The Women’s Stuff Hunt is, as always, proving to be a chance to fill out inventories with lots of wonderful items, Ladies! I wanted to show you a beautiful texture change outfit I picked up for 1L that is perfect for a night out on the town.

This is the Nerea mesh outfit (it comes in all the standard sizes) by Glitter. For 1L and a little hunting time at the main-store it is yours! You have until August 31st and this is a huge hunt, so don’t delay!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Thea (Featured @ Uber)
Outfit – Glitter – Nerea Mesh Outfit with 3 Texture Hud (1L for the Women’s Stuff Hunt)

Pose by elephante

Sim Location – West of the Rain

Astrids Signature