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The War is in Color

No War & Why Her?

“Now I lay in my grave at age 21

Long before you were born

Before I bore a son

What good did it do?

Well hopefully for you

A world without war

A life full of color.” 

The War Was in Color, Carbon Leaf

Our hearts ache for our Ukrainian friends.  In SL, we all probably know someone directly impacted by the horrors of the Russian-Ukrainian war. We feel helpless; they might feel hopeless. How do we help?

This newest couples pose from Something New struck me as being entirely appropriate for these aching times.  “Why Her?” is available for L100 at the Pose Event running until April 19th.

On the same day I picked up the pose, No.Match released their recent charity hairstyle, No_War.  The hair is beautiful, and 100% of the proceeds go to Ukrainian Aid efforts.  I not only bought my customary blonde pack for 50L, but then went on and bought the fatpack (of colors I will never wear) for 200L.  The braids can be worn with or without the “Dandelion” add-on of blue and yellow ribbons and flowers.

No War & Why Her?

We feel so helpless in real life to help our Ukrainian friends.  We can’t go help; we can’t provide a warm bed or a comforting hug.  But, what we CAN do is remember them daily.  Honor them daily.  Wear their colors of blue and yellow.  Fly their flag.

Innocent people are dying, and even if we can only stand up virtually, let’s stand together for peace. Create scenes like this one to remind us that this war, like all wars, is in color.

Desi is Wearing… 
Clothing
Shirt – Bold Llama – Live by the Sun – Peace
Jeans – Purple Moon (PM) – Charlotte Jeans
Jewelry
Earrings – Ysoral – Adele and Flair N Style – Peace Signs

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes – Lotus – Royalty

Make Up
Nails – Maitreya Lara

Hair
Hair –  No.Match No_War (50L each color packet, 200L Fatpack, 100% donations to Ukrainian Aid)

Props & Poses
Pose – Why Her? – Something New (100L @ Pose Event)
Backdrop – The Bearded Guy – Dead Army
Location – Backdrop City


Valentine’s Day is EVERY DAY!

Don't be my Valentine!

Ladies!!!  Valentine’s Day may be over, but sexy SL looks are every day!!!

If you are a member of the Celestina’s Weddings Group (L50), this Ceci Lace Babydoll in Cherry is free for group members! And, it comes in other colors, too!!!  So if you are a fan of Pink, Aqua, Gold, Nude, or Black, run quickly and get all these amazing gifties!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!

Desi is Wearing…

Clothes

Lingerie – Celestina’s Ceci Lace Babydoll in Cherry (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Heels – Vanilla Bae Florence
Necklace – Assane My Valentine
Bracelet & Earrings – Earthstones Vintage Pearls

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– Shimmer Shop CXVIII
Eyeshadow – WarPaint Magnolia
Lipstick – Cazimi Kiss Me
Nails – Eventyra – Young Love
Hair – Truth Soiree


The Luck of the Draw!

Bring on the Night
Ladies, it’s Confessions with Desi.  I miss Gachas.  I loved me a good Gacha event back in the day (like last year).  But, the rules changed and now we have Next Up machines.  I will admit that I am kind of a fan of them, as I am wasting a lot less money on  stuff I don’t want, but I am not standing around for days hoping someone pulls the stuff I don’t like so I can get what I do.  It’s an odd joy when I show up to a machine and there are back to back prizes that I really like.  Such was the case at the Evil Bunny Productions “Up for Grabs” Next Up Event.  The event runs until February 28th.

I picked up the free gifts at some of the vendors and then looked over the machines.  There were some cute things I really wanted, but, alas, they weren’t the next up items…they weren’t even on the board yet…so I will have to wait for a Next Up Yardsale.  But, then….THEN…I got to the Fatal Fashion machine!  Waiting for my 50L pull was this adorable little dress and the next item was, luckily, the matching panties!

The Britches!

How lucky!!!  I quickly scored these two fine articles of virtual bliss for 50L each before someone else jumped in to steal my pull (I mean, that’s never actually ever happened anywhere, but there is a real fear).  I love this cute little outfit!!!

Sizes

  • Altamura
  • Ebody Curvy
  • Kupra
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Legacy
  • Legacy Perky
  • Maitreya
  • Maitreya Petite
  • Tonic Curvy

Desi is Wearing

Clothes

Panties – Fatal Fashion Food Kawaii Cupcake (50L Pull on Next Up Machine @ EBP “Up for Grabs” Event)
Dress – Fatal Fashion Food Kawaii Ice Cream (50L Pull on Next Up Machine @ EBP “Up for Grabs” Event)
Boots – Mooh Wedge Boots in Pink 
Necklace – Vanilla Bae Tillie
Bangles – Maxi Gossimer Painted Pansies

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Evo X Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– Shimmer Shop CXVIII
Eyeshadow – WarPaint Magnolia
Lipstick – Cazimi Kiss Me
Nails – Eventyra – Young Love
Hair – Truth Poetry


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Fall in Love with MadPea!

MadPeas Rock!!!!

I have a confession. I was all set to do an epic post about Shop & Hop and bridal clothing…and then…well…I got sidetracked. The MadPea Cupid Catastrophe hunt became my main, um, obsession, um, focus? I’ve been a huge fan of MadPea since back in the days of building literary environments.

The HUD to participate in the hunt can be found at the HQ for the MadPea Cupid Catastrophe or the MadPea mainstore. The hunt HUD cost is 100L and comes with the most adorable heart shaped fly swatter ever created. For 100L, you get to run around the grid finding really cool places you’ve never heard of while swatting adorable Cupittos!!! You see, they stole all the little Cupids and are holding them hostage and OUR job is to free them!! It’s insanely fun, and I’ve met a lot of really awesome players and great places to take FabFree photos!

The wee Cupittos all have great names like Meany Greeny and Burpy Purpy, and they carry different point values. Even if you hunt with a pal, the point values are different for each of you because it’s totally random. Sometimes, you DO get skunked with a puff of smoke and zero points, but some include adorable prizes…and these are the prizes I am featuring today!!

In the picture are all the prizes I’ve won so far just hunting around.  I am holding the Key to My Heart sign, and the Valentine’s Banner is behind me.  The chocolates, the two Yin/Yang candles, sunglasses, and the heart basket pair really well with this beautiful tea light and candle set.  The little rug at my feet is another cool prize. 

As you hunt, you get points, and like a cool lovers’ carnival, those points can be exchanged for prizes. The more you squish, the more points you get and the more prizes you can buy! The prizes are nice, too. I have my eye on some heart shaped lights and Valentine letters and cookies. You can buy for yourself OR send some cute prizes to your best SL mates! I sent cookie letters to my new friend, Dino, because he helped me learn how to use the HUD.  I am saving up my points, though, because they release a new prize every day, and I don’t want to spend all my clams until I know my choices.

So how does this hunt work? Well you know, dear Fabbies, I hate complicated things. So, It isn’t necessary to tote around the adorable fly swatter unless you want to…and I did for at least a solid day, being the Duchess of Dorks that I am.  But, really, all you have to do is just wear the HUD and follow it.

The HUD is super simple to use. Basically, all the dots on the radar are Cupittos to squish. Your job is to get them into the center circle, squish them and release a cupid who wants to give you points or prizes! When you are successful, you will get a message like, “You have found a new Burpy Purpy. It contains a Chubby Cupid worth 50 points” and a cupid pops up on your screen. As you squish more of them, you get achievement awards.

Watch your HUD. If the shape is a dot, you are on the same level as the Cupitto. If it’s above you, the arrow points up….it’s below you if the arrow points down. Keep your sounds on because the sonar beeps faster as you get closer to one! Once you find it, you simply click on it, and ta-da you get points, prizes or…sometimes you do get skunked! The HUD calculates your success and you have found all the Cupittos once your head is clear and you don’t hear any more beeping.

To go to the next location, you click the little map icon on the HUD. It’s smart, so it only takes you to places where you’ve not yet found a Cupitto. But, you will return to same locations if they’ve put out new ones. The HUD won’t show you ones you’ve already squished. You can check your stats by clicking the little lines icon. The heart allows you to favorite cool places you’ve visted, and the gift box takes you to the place where you can redeem your points for cool prizes. The Mad Pea icon gives you a HUD menu with all sorts of choices to track your success, look at rankings, or review the FAQs.

The Hunt

If you want to HOST Cupittos on your land or at your store, you can buy the different types at the MadPea mainstore.  They cost between 1000-7000 depending on whether you are an Unlimited MadPea Member (5000L buy-in) or not.  I placed some on my personal RP Scotland sim, and it’s been fun watching folks try to navigate the gauntlet to get a Cupitto!

Overall, this is a fun way to spend some time in SL.  I hope I see you out there!!!

Desi is Wearing

Clothes

Dress – FlowerDreams Elora Gown
Bracelets – Michan Tara
Earrings – Michan Valentine
Necklace – Slavia Pearl

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Evo X Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– Shimmer Shop CXVIII
Eyeshadow – Lelutka Evo X
Lipstick – Lelutka Evo X
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Truth Ambiance

MadPea Hunt Gifts

MadPea Tealight Heart & Rose Petals (Free Gift on the MadPea Cupid Catastrophe Hunt/HUD is 100L )
MadPea Double Heart Rug (Free Gift on the MadPea Cupid Catastrophe Hunt/HUD is 100L )
MadPea Box of Truffles (Free Gift on the MadPea Cupid Catastrophe Hunt/HUD is 100L )
MadPea Stacked Hearts Clutter Basket – Navy (Free Gift on the MadPea Cupid Catastrophe Hunt/HUD is 100L )
MadPea Heart Sunglasses (Free Gift on the MadPea Cupid Catastrophe Hunt/HUD is 100L )
MadPea Yin Yang Candle – Pink (Free Gift on the MadPea Cupid Catastrophe Hunt/HUD is 100L )
MadPea Yin Yang Candle – Hot Pink (Free Gift on the MadPea Cupid Catastrophe Hunt/HUD is 100L )
MadPea Valentine’s Day Wall Banner(Free Gift on the MadPea Cupid Catastrophe Hunt/HUD is 100L )
MadPea Key to My Heart Sign (Free Gift on the MadPea Cupid Catastrophe Hunt/HUD is 100L )

Other Props:  848 Granny’s Winter Cottage – Table & Compulsion Iron Pavilion

 


In Love with Love

Waiting for Love

I love Valentine’s Day Season. Blush and Sunset Pink are my favorite colors, and I love to love. I am a die hard Romantic, and Valentine’s Day is full of beautiful things that I simply love looking at. I couldn’t wait to pick up Raindale’s February Gift….I mean LOOK at this beautiful setting? The set comes with the heart shaped trellis, the bench, the adorable stuffy bear, the heart walkway, the flower tree, the tray and the little bucket. It all comes in parts AND in two versions ready to rez. The bench has poses for singles and couples (PG) and adjustments for both position AND rotation. You can move things around and make the space your very own.  I added the petals and roses,  so they are not included.

The group costs 250L to join, but the monthly gifts are always amazing. The holiday gifts are ALSO amazing, and there also cool hunts like they had for their Anniversary. In my game of Group Space Tetris, Raindale is never on the cut list, and is very worth the buy-in.

Overall, I had a fun time putting a love scene together, and hope you enjoy it, too!!!

Desi is Wearing

Clothes

Dress – LSR Sexy Mayeli 
Necklace – Supernatural Abby
Shoes – Supernatural Thati

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Evo X Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– Shimmer Shop CXVIII
Eyeshadow – In’k Wildcat
Lipstick – MJN PayDay
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Truth Trinket
Pose LW Poses Roses & Petals
Decor- Raindale February Gift (Free Group Gift/Group is 250L to Join)


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Waiting for Spring with Salt & Pepper

Waiting for Spring

I love to find pretty things in SL.  It makes my heart so happy.  I fell in love with these butterflies, and I knew I needed an outfit that would match perfectly.  So, I went hunting to one of my favorite stores with lots of free gifts…. Salt & Pepper/The Birdcage!  On the day I visited, the group was free, but it’s now up to L300.  But…there are a ton of free gifts for VIPS that make that buy in worth it!

My favorite VIP gift is probably the CBD toilet paper because, I mean, who even knew there was such a thing, but I can’t wear TP, so I found this pretty little number called Mary, instead.  She has a great HUD for mixing and matching the ribbon and lace.  BUT, be sure you have some kind of modesty panty or thong laying about because Mary does not come with one.  I am wearing the universal thong from Kaithleen’s which is also a group gift (the group is 99L to Join) and comes with a sensational HUD.

Dress Sizes

  • Maitreya (L)
  • Slink (H)
  • Belleza (F)

Thong Sizes

  • Maitreya (L)
  • Slink (H)
  • Belleza (F, I)
  • eBody
  • Legacy

Desi is Wearing

Clothes

Dress – Salt & Pepper/The Birdcage Mary (Free Group Gift/Group is 300L to Join)
Thong – Kaithleen’sUniversal Thong (Free Group Gift/Group is 99L to Join)
Necklace – AvaWay My Love

Earrings – Romazin Linda

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Evo X Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– Shimmer Shop CXVIII
Eyeshadow – Booty’s Beauty Fayde
Lipstick – Shiny Stuffs Sassy Berry VI
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Truth Ami

Pose:  :LW: Bento Poses – Flowers and Butterflies


Dashing to the Diner with Quinnty!

Time for a Milkshake!
Every day, I am eager to read my blogging sister, Aline’s, Fabulous Finds post.  I run around and grab all the things I love, and when I spotted that uber sweet jacket at Quinnty’s that she posted about here, I just had to have it.  I joined the group (50L) and grabbed it, but THEN I looked at ALL the sweet Group gifts for VIPS, and, wow, I was addicted.  There are at least 10 of them but probably more.  It was hard to pick just one to showcase for you, but I picked Mae because it comes with everything for a complete outfit!  You get the cool jacket, the jeans, and these super cute sneakers!!!

The Sneakers!
For your 50L group fee, you  also get a store credit for 50L, so you do get your money back to use on some of the other cute things for sale in the store!!  I love the colors and the creativity of this outfit, but now I am ready for a milkshake!!!!

Jacket & Jeans Sizes

  • Maitreya (L)
  • Slink (H & P)
  • Belleza (F, I & V)

Sneakers Sizes

  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Desi is Wearing

Clothes

Jacket, Jeans & Sneakers – Quinnty’s Mae (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Necklace & Earrings – Earthstones Rainbow

Bracelet – Real Evil Industries Aura

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Evo X Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– Shimmer Shop CXVIII
Eyeshadow – Booty’s Beauty Fayde
Lipstick – Shiny Stuffs Sassy Berry
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Truth Soiree


Waiting for the Girls in FK Papillion

Waiting for You

All my blogging sisters have run over to the Shop & Hop and left me waiting back at the Sorority house with a bucket of champagne…so I called a virtual uber and ran to some new stores I’ve been hearing great reviews about and found myself at FK Papillion.  This sweet little dress, Enje, comes in 40 different colors/patterns and was a group gift!  The Group costs 20L to join, but you get two very nice group outfits AND a 50L gift card to spend in the store.  Most outfits are discounted for VIPS and so, you get about 50% off a new outfit with the GC.

Dress Sizes:

  • Maitreya (L& P)
  • Slink (H & P)
  • Belleza (F, I & V)
  • Legacy (C & P)
  • eBody (CL & CU)

Desi is Wearing

Clothes

Dress –  FK Papillion Enje (Free Group Gift/Group is 20L to Join)
Shoes – KC Couture Lippa Heels
Necklace  – Zuri’s Samantha Necklace-Rainbow/Diamond/Onyx

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Evo X Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– Shimmer Shop CXVIII
Eyeshadow – Booty’s Beauty Fayde
Lipstick – Lempika #35
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Truth Ambiance


Paint Yourself for Only 1L!

Body Paint!!!! Front :-)

I love hunting on MP for good deals.  It’s a chore to sort through Demos, but there are some really great finds out there!  This body paint is just in time for Valentine’s Day is a seriously sweet 1L!!!!  The ArtYpix body paint comes in red hearts in system layers and is only available on MP.  If you right click to add those system layers, they appear perfectly.  There is also a heart emitter that you can attach, but it got in the way of the way of the pictures. For just 1L, you can really surprise your SL love!!!

Body Paint:

  • System Layers (top and pants)

Desi is Wearing

Clothes

Body Paint – Artypix (1L on MP)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Evo X Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– Shimmer Shop CXVIII
Eyeshadow – Lelutka Evo X
Lipstick – Lempika #16
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Truth Solstice


A Blushing Beauty in M.O.D.A.N

Going to the Chapel

It’s a time of love and elegance. Valentine’s Day approaches and you might find yourself heading over to Frank’s Elite…do you have the right dress? I am a lover of virtual gowns. They range from simple and pretty to big and bossy, and, fortunately, they come in a range of prices.

I set myself the task of finding a pretty gown in my favorite color, blush. M.O.D.A.N was the answer!!! I found this gorgeous Blush Pearl Choker Gown on sale for 75L AND the Anais heels to match for 55L via Glorious Days pricing. Those hot deals were still up Monday, but run quick, ladies, and grab them while they are hot!

Dress Sizes:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink (Hourglass, Physique)
  • Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus)

Shoe Sizes:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza
  • Kupra

Desi is Wearing

Clothes

Dress – M.O.D.A.N Pearl Choker Gown in Blush (75L on store sale)
Shoes – M.O.D.A.N Anais Heels (55L on Glorious Days sale)
Necklace & Earrings – Ysoral Luxe Loranna

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Evo X Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– Shimmer Shop CXVIII
Eyeshadow – Lelutka Evo X
Lipstick – Lempika #16
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair –
Mina Anna