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TGIF at the Beach!

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I’ve been craving a day at the beach for a while… being landlocked in the middle of the USA… but I’m not exactly a swimsuit kind of gal. This pretty boho skirt with its strappy top was just the perfect answer to my mood. I also picked up a beautiful wavy hairstyle to compliment the look but you’ll have to act fast and pick it up today, as it is a Friday only steal, deal!

Hair first! ~ time sensitive!

Pick up my pretty wavy hairstyle at Exile for only 50L today for 50L Friday. You’ll get a regular mesh style as well as a bento style that waves in the wind. You can pick up a pack of natural colors or a pack of pastels, each for just 50L. I fell in love with this pretty style and couldn’t pass it up. It fit my relaxed mood today just perfectly. The weekend is almost here after all!

Continuing the World Tour…

I wasn’t done with the World Tour Hunt. I’ve already showed you several great prizes and when I ran across the 2L gift at Prism, I knew I had to share it with you Fabulous readers. This gorgeous boho feel skirt and top are meant to be worn on breezy days at the beach or… anywhere really.

Dress sizes available:

  • Maitreya
  • 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 – Marta Applier in Exotic
Eyes – Lotus – Gaze Eyes 09
Hair – Exile – Wisp (50L for 50L Friday) ~ time sensitive… hurry!
Dress – Prism – Adriana Lace Skirt Set Cazalet for Prism Designs (2L for the World Tour Hunt)

Sim Location – Adele

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Just Fabulous…

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There are days when it would be *fabulous* to be anywhere but here. We all know how it goes. We want to pack up our bags and head somewhere else… maybe the beach or maybe the big city. I have a trip planned later in the summer that I know I’m really looking forward to myself! It will be *fabulous* to just get away from it all!

Speaking of Fabulous…

… isn’t this FabFree group gift from JellyRoll just fabulous? Yes! I mean the hoodie in my picture above. It’s the newest free Fabfree group gift from JellyRoll. As always the FabFree group remains free to join so this gift won’t cost you a single linden. Just hop on down to JellyRoll and pick it up.

Hoodie Sizes:

  • Classic XS – XL
  • eBody
  • Ocacin
  • Maitreya
  • Tonic Fine & Curvy
  • Hourglass & Physique
  • Freya, Isis, & Venus

While You’re There…

While you’re at JellyRoll, be sure to check out the other merchandise. Currently there is a 50% off sale running since the store just moved to it’s new location. The sale ends May 1st, so be sure to hurry. I snagged the Weekender Jeans in the picture for just 49L and the colorchange Betty Peeptoes for just 65L! You don’t want to miss out on the great prices in the store. Lots of fatpacks of clothes are well under 200L for tons of colors of items and many single items are under 100L.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Exotic
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – elikatira – Hossana
Shirt – JellyRoll – Fabulous Hoodie for FabFree (Free Fabfree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Pants – JellyRoll – Weekender Jeans (49L for the 50% off Sale)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes (65L for the 50% off Sale)

Sim Location – Strawberry Lake

Astrids Signature


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Club Wear in Two Stops and 3 Linden

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Love was mentioning how she moved from the big city to a small town when she was young and brave. I grew up on a farm… it didn’t even qualify as a small town… and when I went off to college, I moved away to the city. I remember going to clubs and bars for the first time just to play pool because back home, the closest town nearest me didn’t allow women into the pool hall (yes it was that old fashioned!). So when I got to the city I was so excited to go and just play pool at all the hang out joints! I’d dress up for a night on the town and head out, buy a diet pepsi and play pool. It was great fun!

The perfect outfit.

This outfit I’ve put together is perfect for club wear and will only cost you 3 Linden total and a little bit of hunting time. You’ll also only have to make 2 stops to get the dress, shoes, and hair!

First, make a pit stop at Barbed Wire Kisses. They are participating in two great hunts right now. For 1L as part of the Cute and Curvy Hunt, you can hunt down a lolly pop and pick up my cute little two piece outfit. The dress comes in the following sizes:

  • Maitreya
  • Tonic Fine & Curvy
  • Hourglass & Physique
  • Freya & Isis

While you’re at Barbed Wire Kisses, be sure to hunt down the globe for the World Tour Hunt and buy it for 2L. You’ll get the shoes in the picture above that are almost a perfect match for the Cute and Curvy outfit! These heels come in sizes to fit Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet.

New Hair too!

Take a last stop to Desmonia and you’ll be all set. The hair I’m wearing in the picture comes in a full fatpack of colors and currently the group is free to join. But HURRY! This is a limited time offer and the group is set to go back to a join fee any time now. You don’t want to miss out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Desmonia – Pattie Hair Gift (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) – hurry, not sure how long the group will be free to join!
Dress – Barbed Wire Kisses – CCH Sil Outfit (1L for the Cute and Curvy Hunt)
Shoes – Barbed Wire Kisses – Wair Shoes (2L for the World Tour Hunt – Europe Path)

Sim Location – Urban Paradise

Astrids Signature


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Looking for adventure…

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Looking for Adventure…

While Aline was at the Beach finding magic and relaxation… I was at Cytheria because I craved some spooky adventure (and a different type of magic). If you haven’t visited this cool photogenic hotspot, put it on your Bucket List. Between the skull infested swamps, the cottage with the dungeon, and the awesome castle – complete with … I think it’s a squid? you’ll be glad you went! It’s not the beach, but hey… a guy has to do what a guy has to do. Maybe Aline will join me on one of those days when she’s feeling a bit more wild! Like when she’s making onesies into fashion statements 😉

Before I headed out for adventure I stopped by i.mesh to pick up the newest group gift. The group is free to join and the gift is free as well. You’ll be getting a great new Tank Top out of the deal in a terrific knit texture (this picture doesn’t do it justice) and the back has a really nice sort of mesh pattern across the shoulders. I know, I know… I should have got a picture of the back…

Gift Details:

  • Shirt Sizes Available: Signature fitted Mesh
  • Colors: Black or White

Despite the fact that this top only came in a Signature fit, it worked perfectly for my Belleza Jake body and I didn’t even have to fiddle with my shape at all. For the price of FREE, it’s worth picking up to see if it will fit your mesh body even if you don’t have Signature, especially for a quality gift like this. You’ve definitely got nothing to lose!

Anyway, I’m off to check out the squid thing again inside that castle!

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Belleza – Jake
Head & Eyes – Lelutka – Andrea
Head & Body Applier – Clef de Peau – Brock T7
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] – Blade Set Gold
Shirt – i.mesh – Prime Tank Top (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Jeans – Horr Menswear – CCH Bridgeport Jeans

Sim Location – Cytheria

Astrids Signature


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JellyRolling… in gifts.

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Yay a gift!

As Tavish Zane herself said… “Finally”! Yay a group gift from JellyRoll! I love this store and I’m always excited when this creator puts out a gift or a promo or a new release. And there are some amazing things to be had in this store. I stopped by right away when I saw the notice that you can pick up her “Empire Records” Group gift – pictured above – with your free group join and snapped it up! It’s a gorgeous sweater and skirt set in several mesh body sizes.

Available Dress Sizes:

  • Classic XS – XL
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Belleza, Freya, Isis

Free Snakes!

Pru checked out the Bodfy Event not long ago and posted some of the wonderful gifts you can pick up in her post [here] and I wanted to go see it for myself. I fell in love with the little free Snake Toe Rings from Candy Crunchers. (I love anything from Candy Crunchers I think.) and they fit my Maitreya feet just perfectly. So I decided to go shoeless for my picture. I included a vendor advertisement of the gift below so you can see a closeup!

Happy gift “shopping”!

Snake Toe rings - Gift @ Bodyfy event

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Chichi
Dress – JellyRoll – Empire Records Group Gift (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Toe Rings – Candy Crunchers – Snake Toe Rings (Free Gift @ Bodfy Event)

Sim Location – Private

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If you haven’t… you should…

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If you haven’t… you should…

If you haven’t checked the FabFree group gift list lately you should. Just click [Here], or on the icon along the right side of the blog, and you’ll find a long list of stores offering amazing free gifts exclusively to FabFree group members. I was browsing the listing and happened upon the Satus Inc. FabFree gift and decided I really wanted to pick it up!

I teleported over to Satus Inc. and picked up this Rye Tied Pink shirt. It’s a lovely knit fabric with side splits and the beautiful detail of ties on the sides to keep the fabric together. It comes in several handy mesh body sizes. As always, Fabfree gifts are free with your Fabfree group tag.

Shirt Sizes included:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, & Venus

Something to match.

I needed a skirt to match and so I hopped over to Atik where I saw that the April group gift, free to group members (the group is free to join) was a great compliment to my top! It’s a cute miniskirt with a soft floral pattern, perfect for the coming spring air that I keep hoping for!

Skirt sizes included:

  • Maitreya
  • TMP
  • Slink Hourglass & Physique
  • 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 – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Angie
Top – Satus Inc – Rye Tied Straight Top Pink (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Skirt – Atik – Abril skirt April Group Gift (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Eliza Wierwight’s Patron

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A Touch of Spring

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New Month, New Lucky Boards!

I love stopping by Vision at the beginning of the month and picking up my 100L credit with my VIP group. (That group is 250L to join… a one-time fee.) Usually I also take some time to browse the lucky letter boards. In the past, those boards have been exclusive to the VIP group which you have to pay to join, but this month … hurry because I’m not sure how long this will last… the four new lucky letter boards are open to the free to join regular Vision Store group as well! So if your letter pops up on the boards, you can get the items for free!

I got really lucky this month because my letter came up on two of the boards and I was able to snag the matching shade skirt and shade top in pink! 😀

Available sizes:

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

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A touch of spring

It’s been a chilly start to April in my neck of the woods, but the birds are still singing their songs and this pretty free gift from Maxi Gossamer has me thinking of spring! The group is free to join, meaning that this gift will only cost you a group space. You’ll get the necklace in two different lengths… short (shown) and long. It is also texture change and you can change the color of the bird eggs in the nest. How cute!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Clawtooth – Viola
Necklace – Maxi Gossamer – Little Sparrow (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Top – Vision – Shade Top (Free April Lucky Letter Board Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Skirt – Vision – Shade Skirt (Free April Lucky Letter Board Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Caledon II

Astrids Signature


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Tending Bar

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Tending Bar

Speaking of 80’s Rock bands… while Aline and Love were have a conversation about Whitesnake videos, I was tending bar at Thames River Valley, and 80’s music just happened to be on the radio. Coincidence huh? I like the 80’s bands, reminds me of my childhood. Yeah, I’m old.

Old but…

… feeling Fabulous… in my FabFree gift from House of Ruby. If you haven’t picked it up yet, stop by the main-store and nab this great applier shirt free for Fabfree group members. It’s applier only (Omega and Slink) and fits like a glove. It comes in this great turquoise color fit for any occasion. As always, FabFree group gifts won’t cost you a single linden.

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Another great shirt…

Same store, but another great shirt. While I was at House of Ruby, I noticed the wall of gifts currently out for both men and women and clicked the Double T-shirt in Black for men. It didn’t require a group space at all. I just had to subscribe to information and the gift was sent to me free. A win-win in my book. Two shirts great shirts for one stop for the day. This one is also an applier shirt in Omega and Slink appliers.

Another set of bracelets.

I showed you the free Chop Zuey Castory bracelets in blue in my post [here]. But I happen to be a member of the Chop Zuey group and had also picked them up in black and so put them on for this post. They are a great look I think! The Chop Zuey group has a one-time fee of 350 linden, but the creator puts out frequent and generous men’s and women’s gifts, making it well worth the fee if you stay in the group.

Have a great Easter!

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Belleza – Jake
Head & Eyes – Lelutka – Andrea
Head & Body Applier – Clef de Peau – Brock T7
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] – Blade Set Gold
Bracelets – Chop Zuey – Castory Drake Brcs Blk (Free Group Gift/Group is 350 to Join)
Shirt 1 – House of Ruby – Blizzard Top for Him (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shirt 2 – House of Ruby – Dpib;e T-Shirt Gift for Him (Free Subscriber Gift)
Jeans  – Redgrave – Heavy Used Jeans

Sim Location – Thames River Valley

Astrids Signature


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Your Own Underdark!

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Your own Underdark…

It’s not often you get the chance to own your own Underdark, especially for the price of just 1L. Zyn is offering their Mini Underdark Skybox on the Marketplace for just that! 1L and it’s yours. It’s only 47 prim and it’s rather detailed, with multiple cavern rooms, a water pool, stalagmites and stalactites, mushrooms, lanterns, and more. The picture above is taken in part of one of the detailed caverns!

Ahhhh roleplay…

Roleplay is one of those fantastic past-times in Second Life and it’s always fabulous when you can come across some great gifts to add to your wardrobe. I stopped by the Menstuff lounge and there is a large assortment of menswear currently out that you can pick up for your one-time fee of 50L to the Menstuff group. Among the items was this “Morris” outfit. It’s really just a regular every day outfit, but since it doesn’t have any zippers and with the right accessories, I managed to turn it into a medieval one! It comes in a variety of mesh body sizes.

Outfit sizes available:

  • Classic XS-XL + alpha
  • Belleza
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Aesthetic

The details make the man

It’s the details that make this outfit work as a roleplay outfit. I stopped by Noble Creations and picked up some “details” to make this into a roleplay creation. The Noble Creations group is free to join and these gifts were free to pick up. I picked up the Prince in Leather neck piece to add over the top of the Morris shirt. I also picked up the Medici Pouch belt to add to my waist. Take note… this belt fit a little funny at first. I had to edit it to my shape, but it comes with a handy resizer that allows for resizing on all axises separately for a perfect fit!

The L’Homme Gift.

I think the L’Homme group gift from Noble Creations really makes this outfit. It’s a set of horned Bracers and Pauldrons that really stand out. You could add some weapons to this outfit to complete your look. Perhaps a shield and an axe or a sword and you’d be ready to go warrior! As always, the L’Homme group is free to join so this gift is free as well!

Happy roleplaying!

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Belleza – Jake
Head & Eyes – Lelutka – Andrea
Head & Body Applier – Clef de Peau – Brock T7
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] – Blade Set Gold
Shirt and Pants – PowerDesign – Morris Pants and Morris Shirt (Free Group Gift @Menstuff Lounge/Menstuff Group is 50L to Join)
Bracers & Pauldrons – Noble Creations – Centurion Pauldrons & Bracers L’Homme Group Gift (Free L’Homme Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Belt with Pouch – Noble Creations – Medici Pouch (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoulder piece – Noble Creations – Prince in Leather (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Skybox – Zyn – Mini Underdark Skybox/Build (1L on the Marketplace)

Sim Location – Private

Astrids Signature


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Be Cheeky!

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Be Cheeky!

The Finders Keepers Hunt has turned out to be an amazing hunt with some real gems of gifts that the FabFree bloggers have shown off for all of you amazing readers! I noticed that one of my favorite stores, Vision, was on the list, and stopped by to hunt down their gift to see what it was. Pictured above is the free gift – a white waist pants set with a really cheeky top that tells you to “Go Luck Yourself.”

It made me think of Pru who recently blogged about taking your demon to the beach 😀 I’m always excited to see Pru’s posts because she invariably blogs something unique and cheeky that I think I could never pull off! But I think I managed to pull off this one from Vision! Hunt down the pot of gold, and you can be cheeky too! Just be sure to do it before the end of the day on March 24th, because that’s when the hunt ends!

The pants and top come separately and in several sizes:

  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Freya
  • Isis

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As I mentioned in my post [here] there are various perks to being a member of the Vision VIP group. Your one-time fee of 250L gets you an in-store credit of 100L on the first of every month plus access to four lucky letter boards (they change out each month too).

When I picked up my in-store credit this month, my letter happened to be up on one of the lucky letter boards and I grabbed the Moly top! The top is in this lovely Salmon color, but includes a color change hud for the ruffles around the hem. You could make the ruffle white to match the waist pants. Either way, this top goes lovely with the free Finders Keepers waist pants!

Moly Shirt sizes available:

  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Freya
  • Isis

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – One Way or Another
Pants – Vision – Waist Shorts White (Free/Finders Keepers Hunt)
Top 1 – Vision – Moly Top St. Patrick (Free/Finders Keepers Hunt)
Top 2 – Vision – Moly Top (Free March Lucky Letter Board Gift/VIP Group Required/Group is 250L to Join)

Sim Location – Luanes Magical World

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