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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

Astrids Signature


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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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A Ride in the Country

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I’ve been exploring again, and this time my dear friend took me horseback riding at a sim called Glanduin. You arrive and there are several areas on the sim where you can click a horse rezzer so that you can rezz a horse to ride to sight-see around the country side of the sim and its beautiful views!

I tried to put together a bit of a country girl look for the occasion, and with the help of a few lucky finds, I was able to do just that!

Three Tees!

Graffitiwear always puts out quality gifts each month, and August was no exception. They sent out three free fitmesh Tees with Maitreya autohide included as their August 2017 subscriber gift. (If you’re not a current subscriber just go to the store and slap that subsciber to get your gift.) For my picture, I donned the Tribal Tee, but I included a copy of the vendor add at the end of my blog post, so you could also see the Orange Tee and the Floral Tee as well. These fit like a charm and were so pretty!

Four skirts!

One Creations has out a generous free gift exclusively for FabFree group members. It’s a four pack of skirts in different colors. Like the Graffitiwear shirts, these skirts come in one fitmesh size, but I didn’t have any trouble getting them to fit as pretty as a picture. The four colors you get are brown (shown), red, blue, and black.

And shoes!

The Pirate Hunt also started today, so I stopped by Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes to see if there happened to be a pair of shoes I could work into my look. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the shoes for the hunt matched my outfit like a charm! For just 2L and a bit of hunting time, I picked up the Fara Fantasy flats. They come in sizes to fit Slink, Maitreaya, and Classic feet, and could match a variety of outfits with their muted blue and brown color scheme.

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

August Subscriber Gift- NOT MY ART (Vendor Advert)

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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 – Soonsiki – Glamour Doll no longer available
Necklace – Pixel Box – Steampunk Dreamcatcher Long Necklace (75L @ Pixel Box Design Emporium)
Top – Graffitiwear – August 2017 Subsciber Gift, Floral Gift Tee, Orange Gift Tee, Tribal Gift Tee (Free/0L/Subscriber Gift)
Skirt – One Creations – DQ Double Layer Lace Skirts (FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Fara Fantasy (2L for the Pirate Hunt 5)

Sim Location – Glanduin

Astrids Signature


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Catch Me in your Dreams

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25L Tuesdays are a dream come true for roleplayers in Second Life… though I think this special item I came across today would please just about anyone. On a Lark has a pretty camisk out that roleplayers may just want to add to their wardrobe… and those of you who wear modern clothes could wear it with a pair of jeans and call it a pretty shirt. This is the “Envelop” top by On a Lark.

You can buy this pretty camisk today in a multitude of colors (and I do mean a lot of colors) for just 25L each. It comes in all your standard mesh sizes, as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Belleza, Physique, and Hourglass, and each of the fits comes in two different textures for each color — a plain and a damask. Beware if you wear it alone! It covers the front but not the hiney (*winks*). I’m showing you a picture at the bottom of this post so you can see the pretty bow in the back that is the icing on the cake so to speak.

Pixel Box offered a weekend gift of a necklace Dreamcatcher that I added to my pretty look. This is a FREE TO ALL gift that you can pick up at the store. Sunday was supposed to be the last day that the gift was out, but when I checked this morning, it was still there… so I recommend haste if you like it and don’t want to miss out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Exile – Where We Belong
Necklace – Pixel Box – Gift Steampunk Dreamcatcher Steampunk Long (FREE to all Gift/0L/No Group Required) – HURRY, this offer could end at any time!
Outfit – On a Lark – Envelop – in snow (25L for 25L Tuesday)

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar Roleplay Sim

Astrids Signature


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Zodiac

*Waves!* Yes, It’s true, I took a bit of a vacation… did you miss me? I admit I enjoyed my much needed R-n-R! But I’m baaaack and ready to blog 🙂 … and I have treats for all you fabulous readers!

Zodiac

I logged in to Second Life and discovered that EvelineInTheBox has out a new FREE group gift that is really beautiful. It has a luscious side slit with a gold metal hoop tie at the waist and an asymmetrical top that I just love in a beautiful print that makes me think warm sand and desert palm trees. This gorgeous dress comes in all the standard sizes as well as a fitmesh, Maitreya, and Slink fit. Since the group is also FREE to join, this lovely gift won’t cost you a single Linden!

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If you hurry over to Pixel Box (and I DO mean HURRY… because this gift is for this weekend ONLY!) you can pick up this FREE to all zodiac bracelet. It fit my avatar nicely once I sized it down… so gentlemen I believe it would also work well for you fellas too.

This bracelet is scripted to change for the different zodiac signs and both the top and bottom bead changes designs for lots of different beautiful affects. This is a lovely addition to your jewelry inventory. And for FREE… you don’t want to miss out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – Creme Duo eyeshadow appliers – Gold Dust worn (75L on the Marketplace)
Hair – Truth – Aida
Bracelet – Pixel Box – Thematic Bracelet Zodiac (0L/FREE to all Gift/No Group Required)
Dress – [EvelineInTheBox] – Alyssa (FREE/0L/Group is FREE to Join)

Pose by Label Motion

Sim Location – Tessa’s

Astrids Signature

 


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Onward and Upward!

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Onward and upward! Happy International Women’s Day! I put together a trailblazing look to celebrate! If you stop by Pixel Box (hurry, these offers are for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!), you can pick up an assortment of 50L items as well as a totally FREE gift (no group required) to celebrate Women’s Day!

My outfit is mostly some great treats from the 50L selection. I fell in love with the Steampunk Mrs Brawer set that includes a pair of boots, a mesh skirt, and a tail coat, both in all the standard sizes. Each pieces is sold separately, and there were other pieces you could get for a mix and match feel… and for only 50L per item, you won’t be hurting your steampunk pocketbook!

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I love the Mrs Brawer jacket with its side button details, but what really added the perfect final touch to this already standout outfit is the FREE gift that Pixel Box is giving in commemoration of Women’s Day. My steampunk broach, with its photo (you can even add your OWN picture!) is a FREE for all gift, no group required, and with the lace and rose and beads, it is the perfect final touch. Did I mention that I really love that I can add my own picture?!

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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 – Exile – Dancing Horses
Jacket – Pixel Box – Steampunk Tail Coat Mrs Brawer (50L Special for a Limited Time Only)
Skirt – Pixel Box – Steampunk Skirt Long Mrs Brawer (50L Special for a Limited Time Only)
Jewelry (broach) – Pixel Box – Special Day Bronze – her (FREE for all Happy Women’s Day Gift)
Shoes – Pixel Box – Steampunk Boots Sparts Classic Mrs Brawer (50L Special for a Limited Time Only)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – The Grand Canyon

Astrids Signature


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Daisy Inspired

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I have a couple more gifts to show you from the Women’s Stuff Hunt, as well as a knock-me-out jewelry piece from one of my favorite designers! I am skipping around this time on the hunt… checking out some new-to-me stores, and this time I hit pay-dirt when I landed at Aurora’s Closet and found the FREE Women’s Stuff Hunt gift that is their contribution.

If you go to Aurora’s Closet and look for the little red T-shirt and find it… you’ll be rewarded with this FREE dress called Daisy which is one piece with a gorgeous pencil skirt and collared blouse top with a lovely purple floral print on the upper half. It includes fitmesh standard sizes as well as a Maitreya fit. A generous gift indeed! It is also an exclusive item for the hunt, so don’t miss out!

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Pixel Box is one of my go-to accessory stores when I’m looking for something steampunk, Gothic, or just really unique. I made a stop by today to see if I could find something to add a nice touch to my new dress, and was thrilled to find this Lady Emilia Langridge choker necklace for only 75L. The necklace is resizable for an easy fit, and I loved the versatile design!

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A girl always needs walking shoes, and I found the perfect pair at the House of RFyre! Their Women’s Stuff Hunt gift is yours for the tiny sum of 1L and matches the Daisy dress just perfectly! This pair of mesh ankle boots doesn’t require any special feet, and has a nice detailing of lace that comes out of the top… in purple! The perfect compliment to the Daisy dress!

Enjoy the hunt!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Meadow
Dress – Aurora’s Closet – Daisy Dress in Purple (0L FREE Women’s Stuff Hunt Gift)
Jewelry – Pixel Box – Steampunk necklace “Lady Emilia Langridge” (75L at the main-store location)
Shoes – House of RFyre – Inspire Mesh Series Noir Ankle Boots (1L Women’s Stuff Hunt Gift)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Imesha

Astrids Signature


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Roses are Red

Roses are red
My dress is black
Nothing is frilly
Gothic is back!

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I admit… all the hearts and frills were making me a little itchy. So when I saw that Pixel Box Designs was giving out two amazing gifts for FREE I had to snatch them up and put together a quick Gothic look for Valentine’s day. Both of these offers are TIME SENSITIVE. You will only have 3 days to grab them up. So do not wait!

If you like my Roses and Key Necklace in red (the box also contains a blue rose version), you can pick this gift up FREE at the Pixel Box main-store location. It is FREE to everyone, no group required. Just buy it for 0L. But it may only be out for today and another day or so, so hurry!

If you like my eye patch (eye certainly do! *wink wink*) then you can easily nab it off the marketplace as it is there only as a special FREE to everyone gift. Again, this is a limited time offer so do not wait! It also comes with a lovely rose ring to match (not shown).

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Skin – Glam Affair – Eles Asian 02 NB
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eye makeup – Errant – Fanatic Makeup Eyes – White
Eyelashes – Redgrave -18- Silversnow
Eyebrows – Pulse # 2 Brow: Gray
Hair – Truth Hair – Bria w/Roots – silver
Dress – Stars Fashion – Little Black Dress
Eye Patch – Pixel Box Design – Necklace Roses Red and Key (0L/FREE to everyone Gift in main-store) – hurry! 3 day only offer!
Necklace – Pixel Box Design – Patch Gothic Roses in Red (0L/FREE Gift on Marketplace) – hurry! 3 day only offer!

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Oi Oi Oi Experiments – Phase One

Astrids Signature


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Don’t Try to Box Me In

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I am making away with some fabulous finds at the Cart Sale… and this sexy little black dress just happened to catch my eye this morning and find its way into my wardrobe. I really think it is a must have simply for its versatility. The design is clean but classic and embellished enough that with the right accessories it can be casual, elegant, Gothic (as I have done) steam punk, fantasy, or just about anything your heart desires. And for just 10L at the Stars Fashion Cart at the Cart Wash Sale, it was a real gem to take home. What’s more, it comes in all the standard sizes, plus fitmesh as well as Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza fits.

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I wanted to stop by to see a particular sim (the location is listed at the bottom of this post) and somehow the wintry feel, class ideas of ghosts and lives past, brought out the Gothic poet in me! So when I saw this stunning FREE accessory gift by Pixel Box designs — and how well it went with my little black dress from Stars Fashion — I just fell in love. You don’t even need to join the group, just hop over to Pixel Box and buy the gift for FREE. You’ll get these gorgeous boots, the raven hand bag, and the black rose head band all in one box. Do hurry though! Pixel Box tends to change out their FREE gifts quite frequently!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Glam Affair – Elvi – Fairy 02 A
Hair – [e] elikatira – Hosanna (50L per spin at the Winter Gacha Festival until December 31)
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes Starfall
Dress – Stars Fashion – October Dress in Black (10L at the Cart Wash Sale)
Accessories & Shoes – Pixel Box – Dark Crow Gothic Accessories Box – Bag, Shoes, and Headband included (0L/FREE/No Group Required)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – ::Get Scrooged:: A Virtual Christmas Carol

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Summer in December

We are all used to Christmas in July, so how about Summer in December! After all, it’s Second Life! And it’s warm somewhere on the globe, right? There are plenty of beaches where you can show some skin, so I’ll show you where to find some skin to show!

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Al Vulo is an old favorite of mine, and this classic skin called Celestial – Diva Olive is FREE with your FREE group join if you stop by the store. It’s an oldie but goodie with dramatic make up and glossy lips that just make you want to pucker up! It comes with appliers for WowMeh, Phat Azz, Slink hands and feet, and Lolas too!

And check out the hair?! Diva for sure! Though it’s actually called India and is a Midnight Mania Board Prize currently at Besom. This gorgeous hair is yours FREE if you slap the board and lock it down, and the Besom group is FREE to join!

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If you are looking for a skin that has mature facial features, great details on the body (just look at that navel!) and lovely hip bone shadowing, then this gift skin called Lorna at New Faces is for you! This is another FREE gift with your FREE group join at the New Faces main store. Their are also some lovely make up gifts out there for you to pick up as well! This skin comes with a FREE sample shape as well, and if you want appliers you can pick those up in the store for reasonable prices.

Want to travel back in time instead? I found this great little gem of a necklace at Pixel Box. It looks like a compass but will also hold a photo. I popped into their main store and was able to buy it for just 50L. Many offerings their in store were 50L or less. And there was tons of gorgeous stuff. Well worth the stop!

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Deesses Boutique is offering a lovely group skin at the moment called Anika. It includes appliers for Slink hands and feet and there are appliers in store for all of your other applier needs! This skin is FREE with your group tag. The group is 99L to join, but includes monthly gifts – there have been several times lovely mesh clothing has even been included in the monthly round up of goodies! – so the small fee is worth your while.

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Are you loving this skin in the picture above? Me too! Stop by LoveMe Skins and it is yours FREE with your group tag if you join the group FREE too! This gift box contains the skin Kathleen in two skin tones (Tan or Sunkiss – Astrid is wearing Sunkiss in the picture above), two cleavage layers, two lipsticks, a free shape, and appliers for Slink hands and feet! What a deal!

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We all know the girl who just can’t get a tan no matter how long she is in the sun. Yup! That’s the skin I’m sporting for this last great find! If you join the Mystic Canvass group FREE and stop by their store, you can pick up this gorgeous FREE group gift skin called Xen. Xen comes in 4 skin tones (Astrid is wearing Snow – the palest of the four) and the gift package includes appliers for Phat Azz, Lolas, Slink hands and feet, as well as two cleavage options for each skin tone and two eyebrow options (Classic or Dramatic). This would make a terrific roleplay skin if you are not wanting that ‘needs a tan’ look! 😛

Were you admiring my beach wear? For just 75L per piece, you can dive into this deal on the MarketPlace and get this lovely Classic Bikini Bottom in Blue Stripes and/or the hawt to trot matching Halter Bikini Top, also in Blue Stripes. Just Because has swimwear (most all the pieces for 75L each) in different styles and colors for mix and match wear! A steal!

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How you can show the skin you in too!

Body – Maitreya

Hands – Slink

Eyes – NoirOptix – Mojave Eyes (99L Marketplace)

Eyeliner and Lashes – Oceane Eyeliner 1 and Alluring Mesh Lashes

Hair – Besom – India (0L Midnight Mania Board/0L to Join Group)

Top – *Just BECAUSE* SC – Halter Bikini Top – Blue Stripes (75L on the Marketplace)

Bottoms – *Just BECAUSE* SC – Classic Bikini Bottoms – Blue Stripes (75L on the Marketplace)

Jewelry – Pixel Box – Necklace Time Machine (50L @ the main store)

And the Skins!

Skin 1 – Al Vulo – Celestial – Diva Olive (0L Group Gift/0L to Join)

Skin 2 – New Faces – Lorna (0L Group Gift/0L to Join)

Skin 3 – Deesses Boutique – Anika Group Gift (0L Group Gift/99L to Join)

Skin 4 – LoveMe Skins – Kathleen Group Gift (0L Group Gift/0L to Join)

Skin 5 – Mystic Canvass – Xen Skin GG With Appliers (0L Group Gift/0L to Join)

Poses by Belle Epoque

Signature use 320 size