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Mayhem

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When I’m not out causing mayhem, I’m off finding good deals. Of course I had help with this one…

Stop by Horr Menswear and look for the little black heart tipped arrow as part of the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt that you can touch for free to get this outfit that includes the Mayhem shirt and Bridgeport jeans and you can’t go wrong.

Shirt sizes included:

  • Classic XS – L
  • TMP
  • Slink
  • Jake
  • Gianni
  • David
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic

Pants sizes included:

  • Classic XS – L
  • TMP
  • Slink
  • Jake
  • Gianni
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic

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Loki is wearing…

Body, 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
Head & Neck Tattoos – Bolson – Saito
Arm Sleeve Tattoos – Endless Pain Tattoos – Tiamat
Leg Tattoo – .Identity. Body Shop – Remember Pain
Shirt & Jeans  – HORR – Levant Mayhem Shirt & Bridgeport Jeans (Free/0L for the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt)
Boots  – [380] – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Cytheria

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Gun-Slinger

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Annie Oakley

This isn’t the wild west but this outfit made me think of Annie Oakley who sort of paved the way for women to gain prowess with their own shooting skills. One of her more popular quotes (according to google) is: “There are always women who will take men on their own terms. If I were a man I wouldn’t bother to change while there are women like that around.” I had to stop and wonder a moment if she meant that they shouldn’t bother to change clothes… but maybe that is just me being silly 😛

Where to get the Digs

At any rate, you will find this great all-in-one outfit at SA Quartermaster, gun included, for many different mesh bodies. It comes in all one piece so nothing is detachable, and it does not include the boots. You do get a color change hud with four different colors of red, including a camouflage red color. This gift is completely free as part of the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt going on right now.

Mesh Size Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh XS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Slink – Physique & Hourglass
  • 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 – Analog Dog – idyll
Outfit – SA Quartermaster – Mesh Athena Outfit – Maroon (Free/0L for the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt)
Boots – [DDD] – Leather Spats

Sim Location – Divine Corruption

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Super Nova

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I love checking out the view at Inspire Space Park. And I found the perfect outfit for visiting. I picked it up free as part of the Hunt for Your Inner Slut Hunt by stopping by OMG! Inc. and hunting down that iconic … ahem… symbol. (Let’s keep things PG 13, why don’t we?) My Supernova outfit includes the shiny black leather pants and the purple top (the pieces are separate so you can mix and match if you want) with the plunging neckline and the splash of stars that sheen over the material. It comes in all your favorite sizes.

Outfit sizes available:

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

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Raise a brow

I like little details and since I was feeling out of this world, I decided to add some glittery eyebrows to my features. I found these purple ones by alaskametro on the Marketplace for just 75L. These are Catwa head appliers and you’ll get 6 colors.

Glitter Eyebrow Colors Included:

  • Silver
  • Red
  • Purple
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Pink

Something Solar

I also stopped by The Forge, because I like their in-store gachas, and gave the Aura necklace gacha a spin. I got lucky and landed the Ultra Rare on the first spin! I was super happy to show off the gold and and white necklace with my outfit. For just 50L a spin though, all the necklaces are beautiful! And they are modifiable to fit any neck size 🙂

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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 – Doe – Leslie
Eyebrows – alaskametro – “Glitter” eyebrows Catwa applier 6 colors (75L on the Marketplace)
Necklace – The Forge – Aura Necklace Gold Ultra Rare (50L in-store Gacha)
Outfit – OMG! Inc. – Supernova Top and Pant Outfit (0L for the Hunt for Your Inner Slut Outfit)
Shoes – Bax – Poppy Booties

Sim Location – Inspire Space Park

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1L to Spare?

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I’m soaking up some autumn weather on the docks and thinking about a boat ride before it gets too cold to go out on the water. In the mean-time I have a new pair of jeans to add to my wardrobe.

1L to spare?

If you have 1L to spare, you might just want to invest it in this great pair of jeans by Auralia. They are a gift you can pull right off the Marketplace. You won’t even have to leave home to get them. Just pull up the marketplace from wherever you are and add them to your cart and buy!

The package will be delivered to you, and you’ll get a pair of jeans that comes in several sizes, including…

  • Classic Mesh XS – L
  • Fitmesh XS – L
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

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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 – Exile – Autumn Breeze
Shirt – JellyRoll – Donna Vintage Tee Ombres
Jeans – Auralia – Amaze Girl Printed Jeans Grey (1L on the Marketplace)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Sim Location – de*cid*u*ous

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Clueless

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Clueless

Sometimes when I’m trying to find a freebie I’m clueless about where to start. I get overwhelmed by all the different ones out there and I’m never quite sure which ones I want to showcase! But when I ran across the Nightmare Hunt and the free fatpack of hair called “Clueless” that is the gift at Besom… I knew I had to show it to all of you fabulous readers!

If you teleport to the landing point, navigate to the Besom store (there are several stores in the area) and then hunt down what looks like a stack of three hat boxes in three colors… buy it for 0L, then this gorgeous hairstyle in the picture above is yours in a full fatpack of Besom colors! It is well worth the hunting time in my opinion for this free style.

Vintage style

I tend to be eclectic in my tastes… enjoying everything from medieval roleplay to Gothic to vintage and I found this cute pair of vintage print pants as a Third Life Gift at WellMade. If you’re not already a member of the Third Life group, it will only cost you 10L to join and gives you access to gifts across the grid, so it’s a group worth joining. And these pants are cute as a button. They also come in multiple sizes!

Pants sizes available:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Belleza – Venus
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Besom – Clueless fatpack (0L for the Nightmare Hunt)
Top – JellyRoll – Donna Vintage Tee Stripes
Pants – WellMade – Eliane Pants (Free Third Life Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Sim Location – Comhar Free Public Studio

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Fishing for a Good Deal

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I absolutely adore when Sn@tch puts out their 7 Seas Fishing Grab Bags! Yesterday this generous creator put out their Fish 4 This Fall Grab Bag and I couldn’t be pleased peachier with the 20 gift items that I pulled “out of the water” with my re-usable fishing pole. (You all save those to reuse right?! right?!)

Just a few of the little things!

I wanted to show off a few of the things from the Sn@tch grab bag, but there is so much more to be had… dresses, sweaters, stockings, you name it. 20 items total! But pictured above were a few of my favorite items that I put together into an outfit to share with you:

  • Charlotte Hair (mini natural pack) … great colors!
  • Deadly Matte Lipstick (system layers and an omega applier!)
  • India Beaded Halter (Standard mesh sizes)
  • Daydream Blue Jeans (system layer plus Omega applier & prim cuffs)
  • High Heeled Sneaks (unrigged mesh, I adjusted and hid my Maitreya feet and these worked great!)

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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 – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, Charlotte Hair Mini Natural Pack (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Lipstick – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, Deadly Matte Lipstick Fall Pack (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Shirt – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, India Beaded Halter in Brown (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Jeans – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, Daydream Jeans in Blue (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Shoes – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, High Heel Sneaks in Fall (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)

Sim Location – Val d’Orcia

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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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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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RUFFLES!

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I think Friday is my new lucky day! I hopped onto SL this morning and my inbox was full of notices of all kinds of new group gifts and a 50 Linden Friday special that I knew I had to have! I was so excited to put this look together for you that I could hardly wait to post it!

New pants!

Pure Poison usually puts out shoes as their group gifts, but this time around they set out a free gorgeous pair of black ruffle front shorts! As always, the group is free to join. I fell in love with these at first sight and actually made the rest of my outfit around this signature piece! When you open your gift package, you’ll find that the Haley shorts come in the following sizes:

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

Some browsing…

I did some browsing for the perfect shirt to go with my new shorts, and was in luck when I came across this beautiful Summer Color ruffled top by Toxic Bish. It is a free group gift and the group is free to join. I am showing it off in black in the picture above, but it comes with a texture hud that includes 11 colors and sizes to fit all the popular mesh body types.

Colors you get with this top:

  • White
  • Mauve
  • Brown
  • Hot Pink
  • Salmon
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Mint
  • Black (shown)

50 Linden Friday!

It’s Friday! Yay! The start of the weekend and special shopping deals! I stopped by Exile and picked up this beautiful hairstyle called “Run the World” in a pack of naturals (they also have out a separate pack of pastels for 50L too). It’s really pretty and I love the bangs! It’s a great and versatile hairstyle, perfect for many occasions.

Strike a pose!

I noticed oOo Studio Poses on my 50 Linden Friday list and decided to stop by there for a look. While I didn’t end up using the 50L pose for my picture today, I discovered that there were two free to all gifts sitting on the counter. You can buy the “My Life” pose used in this picture for just 0L, no group needed. It’s great for those of you into Second Life photography. The second pose out on the counter was a reclining pose, and was just as nice!

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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 – Run the World (50L for 50L Friday)
Jewelry – The Plastik – Everilda Jewelry
Top – Toxic Bish – Life in Color, Color Summer Top (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Shorts – Pure Poison – Haley Shorts (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)

Pose – oOo Studio Poses – My Life (Free to all Gift)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ] – *Note – Sim is group access only

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