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Time Out for Beachcombing

Oceanside

Hello there Fabulouses!  Today, Ripley and I spent a lazy afternoon beachcombing over at the Sanctuary Isle sim.  I found a few pieces of sea glass to add to my collection, and the pupster found several seagulls to play with chase.  Eventually, they got him all tuckered out as you can see in my photo, so we decided to pause to tell you all about two gifts that I picked up for free, just for being a member of Fabulously Free in SL.

Did You Say Free, Kat?

Yup, I sure did!  The latest free gift for Fab Free members from Petry Model Store is this adorable GSU Outfit, which is ideal for an escape to a sun-filled island.  The teensy top provides plenty of opportunity to soak up some rays, while still keeping your bits covered.  I really like the soft shade of blue!  The coordinating shorts feature a tied belt around the waist in a slightly darker hue.  Although they look absolutely perfect paired together, you can wear the shirt and shorts separately for added versatility.  Given the chilly temperatures in RL that I am dealing with, it sure was a treat to slip into a skimpy outfit and head to the shore!  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply switch to your Fab Free group tag, teleport over to the shop, and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

A Bit of Sparkle and Shine

To complete my look, I added a Floral Pendant Necklace and Earrings from Beloved Jewelry.  This jewelry set is also completely free for members of Fabulously Free in SL, and I have to tell you, it’s just so pretty!  Compose of a large sapphire surrounded by delicate silvery petals suspended on an intricately detailed silver chain, this collection can be an elegant finishing touch to a formal outfit, or a bright pop of bling for a more casual look.  Either way, you will look amazing!  I pulled my hair back and snapped a close up so you can get a better look:

Sapphire Blue

I’m off to whip up something for dinner.  Too bad I didn’t start up a crock pot before we headed out the door this morning! We’ll be back soon with another fabulous find to share with our favorite readers.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Poltergeist
Hair:  Truth Hair (full body shot)  Oksana (close up shot) Daphne
Necklace and Earrings:  Beloved Jewelry Floral Pendant Earrings and Necklace (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Top and Shorts:  Petry Model Store Outfit GSU (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Sanctuary Isle

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Sometimes You Just Get Lucky

Sometimes in the Middle of Nowhere, You Find Yourself

Hello Fabulous Readers!  This afternoon, Ripley and I spent some time wandering through the fields over on the Yorkshire sim.  I just love the color of the sky, the  landscaping, and the general atmosphere there.  If you haven’t been, it’s a lovely place to visit!  My outfit today fit right in with the meadow due to the sprinkling of flowers across my skirt.  I picked it up over at Inventory Trends for just 30 Linden dollars.

A Fortunate Find

When Rip and I arrived at the Inventory Trends shop, I spotted the in store gacha machines over on the right as soon as I entered.  Always on the lookout for a bargain, I wandered over to take a look, and knew I just had to have the Diana outfit.  The machine is stocked with 3 different skirts and tops as separates, and two rare combinations with the skirt and top together in one package.  In my very first try, I was rewarded with a cute duo with a white crop top and white floral skirt.  I could have just as easily blogged that combo, but I really wanted to pick up the black version, so I decided to give it just one more shot (my famous last words with gacha machines…..just one more try….), and to my surprise, an inventory offer popped up on my screen with the words “Rare 1” and I did a little happy dance right then and there!  I quickly teleported home, then donned the strappy black crop top and cheery maxi.  The black shirt hugs your curves in a flattering way, and the long, generously cut skirt features bright blossoms in magenta and lime green.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply head over to the shop and give the machine a try.  If you don’t like the black version I am wearing, there are also a solid red, a solid back and a white skirt with a rose print to try for,  as well as red, pink or yellow crop tops.   For just 30L, it’s a fairly budget-friendly opportunity.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique

Here’s hoping you have a wonderful week ahead of you filled with plenty of good luck!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria
Hair:  Truth Hair Reyane
Top and Skirt:  Inventory Trends Diana Outfit (gacha prize from in-store gacha – 30L)
Sandals:  REIGN California Sandals
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Yorkshire

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Chillin’ on a Dirt Road

Chillin' on a Dirt Road

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I hope you are finding some time for chillin’ this weekend.  Ripley and I decided to go for a long walk along this country lane on Sanctuary Isle.  Nothing relaxes me and makes me smile more than hanging out with my best pal.  Before we headed down this old road, we took a detour over to Tori’s Stylez to pick up the perfect outfit for a stroll in the country.  It’s a free gift for members of SL Frees &Offers group (which is free to join), but you do have to pay 1 Linden dollar first, which will be instantly refunded to you.

Such a Pretty Dusty Rose

Featuring a cozy cardigan vest, tank, jeans, a belt (not worn) and the long knotted necklace, the special edition Jina outfit was just what I was looking for.  I love the pinks and purples in the sweater and the fact that the package included not one, but two texture change HUDs for the tank top.  That gives you sixteen color options!  The faded blue jeans hugged my curves and had cuffs that tucked neatly into my boots without poking out at all.  You can wear the cardigan by itself, paired with the tank, or wear just the tank by itself – talk about versatility!  The long silver necklace provided just the right finishing touch.  Although there were no versions designed specifically for mesh avatars, I was able to get the ideal fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara HUD.  With the soft color combination and well worn jeans, I could definitely see myself wearing this outfit in RL as well as SL.  It’s sure to become one of my favorites!

What’s Included:

  • Light blue jeans in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
  • Belt in Ash, Brown and Copper (not shown)
  • Cardigan & Tank Combo in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Cardigan by itself in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Tank by itself in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Texture change HUD #1 and #2 for the tank
  • Long Knot Necklace
  • Alpha for cardigan and tank
  • Alpha for cardigan
  • Alpha for tank
  • Alpha for jeans

We’re off to finish our walk before we head out for shopping round #2.  Until next time, happy chillin’!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria
Hair:  Truth Hair Reyane
Top, Vest, Necklace and Jeans:  Tori’s Stylez Jina Special Edition (free gift for SLF&O group – pay 1L – instantly refunded/0L to join)
Boots:  REIGN Glitter Duck Boots (Fifty Linden Friday item – still available as of 4pm SLT on Saturday – 50L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Sanctuary Isle
Tune:  Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean

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Hey You With the Red Dress On

Red Dress

Well, hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are still checking out the trail of The Red Hunt.  As you can see, we found another gorgeous crimson item over at AlaFolie that I’m excited to share with you.  I couldn’t help humming this song as I tried my new dress on.  It just seemed to fit the occasion.

She Wants to Make a Night to Remember

Featuring a bright, cheerful cherry colored fabric with a sprinkling of flowers and petals, this fun little dress is sure to draw eyes your way.  The green centers of the blossoms really pop against the red background.  I love the asymmetrical hemline, which is longer in the back and a flirty length in front.  Thankfully, the designer tucked a pair of coordinating panties in the box, which come in handy because of the shorter length.  The skirt is fairly full as it falls gently from the high empire waistline.  Short sleeves and a scooped neckline complete the look.  To add this frock to your inventory, all you need to do is locate the diabetes awareness ribbon concealed somewhere in the shop, then pay 10 Linden dollars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Original
  • Slink Original Petite
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine

We’re off to finish our afternoon walk before we lose the sunshine.  I love the cooler temperatures of fall, but the shorter days are a bummer, don’t you think?  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria
Hair:  Truth Hair Daphne
Dress:  AlaFolie Manon en Rouge (prize in The Red Hunt – 10L)
Heels:  KC Couture Zaira Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an lar [poses]
Sim:  Habitat Springs
Song:  Red Dress by Magic!

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Hello November!

Hello November

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you had a fantastic Halloween.  We had quite a few trick or treaters last night.  It seemed like I would just sit down to type up this blog post, and then DING DONG went the door bell again!  There were a number of “first timers” that were just super adorable.  I think we had one repeat visitor, or maybe it was just a popular costume….since it had a full mask, I guess we’ll never know.  The best part (for me anyway) is we still have some candy leftover.  Yay!  Sorry boy, dogs can’t have chocolate.

Yes, It’s Free!

Speaking of sweet treats, Alias! is gifting the Dot Orange outfit to members of Fabulously Free in SL completely for free.  It features a tube top style shirt with a playful polka dot print in orange, white and black, as well as curve-hugging black jeans with a flared bottom hem.  Packed with details such as gleaming silver buttons, vertical panels in the pants and a ruffled bottom on the top, this duo aims to please.  Although you can’t see them well in my picture because of the bell bottoms, the package also includes chunky heels with a coordinating polka dot pattern.  Since each of the components are worn separately, you can mix and match them with other items in your wardrobe for added versatility.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Shoes for Belleza, Ebody, Maitreya, and Slink

After hearing that he can’t have any of the candy, the pupster is now pouting in the corner.  I’m off to whip up a batch of Ripley Snacks to help him feel a bit better.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Storm
Hair:  Truth Hair Oksana (available at Uber)
Necklace:  EarthStones Black Cat Necklace
Top, Jeans and Heels:  Alias! Dot Orange (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an lar Poses
Sim:  Arranmore

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Wait Summer…Come Back!

Sleepy Pup

Hello Fabulouses!  Shh….it’s past the pupster’s bedtime, but I couldn’t log off without sharing a completely free outfit that I picked up just for being a member of Fabulously Free in SL.  Everything I’m wearing in the picture, from my gleaming necklace right down to my floral heels, is all included in the gift package from Fatal Fashion.

I’m Taking a Break from Pre-Halloween

I’ve really been enjoying all the fall-flavored fabulous finds the other fab bloggers are sharing.  Today, I found myself longing for just one more warm summer day before the icy freeze of winter settles in, so I’m calling a “pause” on fall, and teleporting back to summer with my skimpy floral crop top and frayed blue jeans.  With its slender shoulder straps, trimmed with metal rings, itty bitty triangles of fabric to cover the girls, and ornamental hem, the Lisa Pink Loose Top certainly helped me conjure in that summer vibe.  Although you can wear the top as is, you might want to wear some longer, strategically placed hair to preserve modesty.  The golden Heart and Arrow Long Necklace (also included in the free giftie) is just the right length to accentuate your cleavage.  Button-close, curve hugging jeans set a casual tone with their faded color and well worn patches.  Finally, my Camilla Flower heels complete the look and provide an interesting contrast with their more dressy appearance.  It’s all included, and all free!  All you need to do is switch to your Fab Free Group tag, teleport to the shop and tap the vendor!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

It’s that time of the evening…..Siri is reminding me to go to bed to get a full eight hours of sleep (wishful thinking, there Siri!).  I’d better rouse Ripley, take him outside for his final bathroom break, and head off to dreamland.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria
Hair:  Truth Hair Aislin
Complete Outfit (includes clothing, necklace and heels):  Fatal Fashion Outfit 044 (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherds Sleepy Adult
Pose:  Luane’s World Discover Who You Are
Sim:  Black Bayou Lake

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We’re Spending Fall Break at the Beach

Day One of Fall Break

Hello Fabulouses!  I’m popping in tonight with a quick post which is rather time sensitive.  The adorable micro skirt and tied top I’m wearing in my photo are only up for grabs for a special price until tomorrow.  Anny’s Fashion is offering this cute set as their Syndicate Sunday offering for this week, but if you like it, you’ll have to quickly scamper over to the shop because the event only continues through October 9th.

I Know Fall’s Here, But…. Beaches in SL….

I’m as much into the Halloween season as the rest of the Fab bloggers, but Ripley has been pestering me to take him to the beach so he can indulge in playing hide and seek with seagulls, and a girl has to have a sweet skimpy outfit for the sand and surf, am I right?  The best part of SL is being able to visit a chilly autumn sim one moment, and then -poof- teleporting to a summer oasis the next.  For just 60 Linden dollars, Anny’s Fashion had me all set for a lazy day soaking up the sun in my new Loren outfit.   It features a sassy micro skirt (you’ll need panties under this one for sure) and a knotted cropped top.  The generous designer tucked a texture change HUD packed with 20 options for the skirt and 25 for the top inside the box, so you will be able to create quite a variety of looks with just this one purchase.  With both classic and mesh body versions, I’m sure you’ll find the right fit for your avatar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, SS, S, M, and L (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Well, there’s a pelican here giving me the stink eye, so I think maybe Rip overstepped his boundaries.  The gulls are up for a game, but pelicans can be a bit grumpy.  I’d better collect the rascal and head on home.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Truth Hair Aislin (available at Uber)
Outfit:  Anny’s Fashion Loren Micro Skirt and Tied Top (special offer for Syndicate Sunday – 60L)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  NorderNey  (group access only)
Song:  Kokomo by the Beach Boys

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Taking Time Out for Some Leaf Peepin’

Time Out for Leaf Peeping

Hello Fabulouses!  One of my favorite parts of autumn (when I lived in a place that actually had four seasons) was going for a stroll in the woods with my pup by my side.  Although I still have a beloved canine, I have to get my leaf peeping fix on Second Life.  After seeing Aline’s posts here and here, Ripley and I decided to check out the Boo Bunny Hunt for ourselves, and came across this gorgeous cropped cowl neck top for just 1 Linden dollar.  

Time to Break Out the Sweaters

When I checked out the prize preview page, I really liked the picture of OMG Inc.’s Ladies Hooded Swarl, so I dusted off Rip’s tracking harness and we headed over to the shop to try our luck.  With the pupster’s talented nose (and the helpful hints page), we quickly discovered the hunt object, a piece of fall candy.  I was thrilled to notice when I opened the prize package that the designer had tucked a texture change HUD with 5 options for colors/patterns inside.  So, for just 1 tiny Linden dollar, it was like I got five different tops in one!  Although it’s not specifically designed for mesh avatars, I was able to get just the right fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara mesh body.  This poncho type sweater features a generous folded down cowl neck secured with two chunky buttons, a knitted ribbed texture, and an asymmetrical length which keeps your back toasty warm and allows a sexy glimpse of skin in the front.  I think you could also wear a tank underneath on really chilly days if you’d prefer.  Although I chose to pair the top with a rugged pair of leather pants for a casual look, I think it would also look fab when combined with a skirt.  The sky’s the limit!

Sizes Included:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • includes alpha layer for classic avatars

Ripley and I are gonna head back down the hunt path and see what else we can discover.  Yes, Pal, there will be some Ripley Snacks at the end of our journey!  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Truth Hair Aislin (available at Uber)
Top:  OMG! Inc Ladies Hooded Swarl (prize in the Boo Bunny Hunt – 1L)
Pants:  Blueberry Tali Fall Pants
Shoes:  Reign Nordic Boots in Mocha
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty Bento and Mocap Animations
Sim:  Arden Pointe

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Rock Your October 1st

Spooky

Hello Fabulouses!  So, I have to admit it……I went to the Rock Your Rack Event meaning to try my luck in the hunt taking place.  And, really, I did pick up a number of prizes there that I am itching to blog, BUT, when I entered the Pretty Kitty Design booth and spotted the Miyako Gacha display, I just knew I had to try to pick up a few of the pieces of this outfit.  Since today is October 1st and all, I decided to follow Aline’s example and step into the Halloween side of life.

She Was Unstoppable

On the first try, I was surprised to see the rare red headpiece pop up as an inventory offer.  I took that as a good sign, and from that point, I kept playing and collecting (and playing and collecting).  For just 50L a try, it was fairly budget friendly, and it actually didn’t take too long to get the whole outfit.  You can mix and match the pieces with other items from your wardrobe, so there’s no need to go all ham on the gacha machine like I did 😉 .  The Miyako headpiece features black horns rimmed with gold spirals, white pearl embellishments, and red stars dangling from silvery chains.  The curve-hugging top is trimmed with a pretty string bow at the neckline and has semi opaque ruffles.  While the black outer portion matches the horns, the patterned center section echos the crimson hue of the stars.  Also trimmed with string bows, the asymmetrical skirt has a short flirty hem in front and a longer back section.  The part of the outfit that took the longest to get were the shoes, but I have to say, they were worth the wait.  Sexy, thigh-high stockings, criss crossed with bright red lacing and a unique high heel platform (without the heel piece) provide just the right finishing touch.  Each piece in the outfit costs just 50 Linden dollars.

A Perfectly Spooky Pose

To set off the Miyako outfit, not just any pose would do.  Luckily for me, a group notice popped up on my screen advertising a 1L special over at ENII Poses.  I opened the texture, then excitedly teleported to the shop.  This was just what I had in mind!  Not only do you get the pose for a special price, the generous designer also included the backdrop you see in my photo and the ultra creepy skull in my hand.  Ripley took one look at the scary pumpkin backdrop and high tailed it over to Stan and begged for a walk to anywhere far, far away.  The poor guy!  I had to rez the backdrop and pose ball, so you will need a sim where you can set items out in order to use all the items included.  The poseball itself can be copied, so I also could have rezzed it, opened it up, and removed the pose to use with a different background.  It’s a great deal for just 1 little Linden dollar!

Well, I hear the jingle of the pupster’s collar tags as he and Stan are arriving back home, so I’d better whisk the scary orange monster up and tuck it safely away in the black hole that is my inventory.   Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley – is that mean pumpkin head gone???)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia
Headpiece:  PKD Miyako Headpiece Red (rare) – (Gacha prize at the Rock Your Rack Event – 50L)
Top:  Pretty Kitty Design Miyako Top Maitreya Red (common) – (Gacha prize at the Rock Your Rack Event – 50L)
Skirt:  Pretty Kitty Design Miyako Skirt Maitreya Red (common) – (Gacha prize at the Rock Your Rack Event – 50L)
Shoes:  Pretty Kitty Design Miyako Shoes Maitreya Red (uncommon) – (Gacha prize at the Rock Your Rack Event – 50L)
Pose:  ENII Poses Halloween #4 (includes skull, pose and backdrop – special offer – 1L)
Sim:  Private Location

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A Midnight Treat

Vertigo

Hello Fabulouses!  Yesterday when the pupster and I were on one of our jaunts around the grid, we happened to stop in the Vertigo Design mainstore.  Ripley led me upstairs right over to the Midnight Mania boards lined up on the wall.  This gorgeous Glinda gown caught my eye, so I crossed my fingers, then gave the board a quick slap.  When I logged in tonight after work, I was thrilled to see an inventory offer pop up on my screen.

Simply Bewitching

With its curve hugging style that widens at the hem, plunging neckline and criss-cross straps in the back, Glinda will have you ready for an evening out on the town.  A whimsical, glittering spider web design makes the gown ideal for more formal Halloween get togethers.  It’s not showing in my picture, but the left side of the dress features a daring thigh-to-hem slit to help you show off your legs.  Best of all, you can “splurge” on this gown and still have plenty of Linden Dollars left in the budget for goodies for October’s Trick or Treaters because you can pick it up entirely for free.  Simply head to the shop and give the Midnight Mania board a tap -there’s no group required.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Truth Hair Caralisa
Dress:  Vertigo Design Glinda Gown (free Midnight Mania prize – no group necessary – 0L)
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Tempura Island

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