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A ‘o ia!

A 'o ia!

I’d been dreaming of a seaside escape for weeks and Blue and I finally took a moment away from all the hustle and bustle of the real world and spent an entire day enjoying the sun, surf, and sand. For some extra fun, surf lessons. Blue took to the waves like a duck to water, while I was a little less certain! Either way, we still had an amazing time out at Kanaloa Surf Beach.

Before heading to the beach we picked up some new swimwear from MishMash Fusion. They have a set of his and hers swimsuits as their Surf into Summer Hunt prize. We also grabbed this surfboard with the tandem pose from Something New. It’s one of 2 the two poses included in the Surf into Summer Hunt prize at Something New. The Surf into Summer Hunt is running now through June 21st, and the prizes are just 2 lindens. Mahalo everyone for being here, and happy hunting!

Swimsuit sizes Included:

  • His – Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature Gianni, Slink, TMP, Standard Mesh (xs – XL) + Alpha Layer
  • Hers – Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Freya, Venus, Isis), eBody (Curvy, Classic), Slink (Hourglass, Physique)

Surf into Summer Hunt Prizes:

Swimwear (his & hers)MishMash Fusion – Aloha Swim Trunks/Surfer Girl Bikini – 2L SSH Prize
Pose w/SurfboardSomething New – Wipe Out! (shown)/Shark Bait (not shown) – 2L SSH Prize

What Blue is Also Wearing:

HairVango – Owen
HairbaseNot Found – Ben
HeadCatwa Dude
SkinStray Dog – Urie Tone 4
BodyBelleza Jake

What Pru is Also Wearing:

HairLamb – Miami
HeadCatwa Koura
SkinEssences – Blake
TattooDappa – Petal Tattoo
Manicuree.marie – Mix&Match Coffin – Star Gazin
BodyMaitreya Lara

Photo taken at Kanaloa Surf Beach


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College Survival 101

CCCCOOOOFFFEEEEEE!
CCCCOOOOFFFEEEEEE! Is the only way for a college student to survive. It’s the pick me up, the all nighters best friend, hangover cure, and just what the Doctor ordered. Man did I need my morning pick me up after a long night of partying. I had to find something to wear of course, before I go out, and grab my morning cup of Joe. I pulled on my grey Hawker’s House shorts, they smell clean enough. Then ravaged through my drawers, looked under the bed, was left with the only clean shirt I had. My loud awesome go to Boyberry summer party shirt. Then I slipped on my Ellison Coastal sandals from Rebellion as I grabbed my Vespa keys and went out the door.

Rode to the best place to get coffee near campus. Then your left deciding what to order of course. Hmm…Double Double, French Vanilla Cappuccino, The Gretzky, Chocolate Timbits Iced Capp, Doubleshot on Ice, White Mocha Frappuccino, Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte, or perhaps the Espresso Frappuccino. I went with just the simple Double Double for now. MMmmm…man did I need that. Nothing like that warm caffeine coursing through your veins to get you ready for a long day of classes. BTW if you like my outfit, the entire thing is free.

All three piece are from the Allstuff Hunt going on right now. Who can pass up on this wild Summer Shirt from Boyberry? These denim Bernuda Shorts from Hawker’s House is only part of their gift. It also includes an Ombre tank. Along with another outfit and sandals in the box. These Ellison sandals are just what a guy needs for the upcoming summer months. There is a long list of Menstuff Hunt gifts for the guys. All of the items are priced $0L or $1L. Not to worry cause this hunt includes ALL the stuff groups. Which are Womenstuff, Menstuff, Homestuff, Posestuff, and Kidstuff. There is something in this hunt for what ever it is you fancy here in Second Life. Just remember to grab yourself a cup of coffee, you’ll need it for all the hunting your gonna do on this hunt. Cheers!

Shirt Sizes: Aesthetic, Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, Slink
Shorts Sizes: Aestehtic, Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, Slink
Shoe Sizes: Belleza Jake, Signature (Geralt, Gianni), Non-Rigged L&R

Stuff Hunt Pagehttps://sl-stuff.com/menstuff-hunt-hints/

Credits:

Head: Catwa – Dude
Body: Belleza – Jake
Eyes: Catwa – come with head
Skin: Stray Dog – Urie Tone 04
Hairbase: : Not Found – Ben
Hair: Vango – Owen
Ears: Andore – Gamer

Shirt: Boyberry – Summer Shirt – FREE (Menstuff Allstuff Hunt Gift)
Shorts: Hawker’s House – Denim Brenuda Shorts Stone – FREE (Menstuff Allstuff Hunt Gift)
Sandals: Rebellion – Ellison Sandals Coastal Ed. – FREE (Menstuff Allstuff Hunt Gift)

Visor: Modulus – Visor Grey
Coffee: – Psycho Byts – Bear CozzyCoffee
Bag: R2A – SATCHEL GREY
Vespa: Southern Sass – Blue/Black Vespa

Pose: Come Soon Poses – No More
Picture Taken At: The Pen

 


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Did You Hear That?


Did You Hear That

Friday the 13th is the perfect day to go camping, right? Surely nothing sinister would happen… I can just hear the iconic “something bad is about to happen” music starting to play! I love a classic horror flick, so when Blue showed me these Camp Crystal Lake tees by ZFG (Zero F*cks Given) I had to share them with you; today being Friday the 13th is just the icing on the cake.

The matching his and hers shirts are the free Twisted Hunt prize at ZFG. When hunting be wary of the decoy boxes the Twisted Hunt is famous for. The Twisted Hunt runs through the end of the month, so you have some time to get things figured out. There are no hints either, so I can’t help you there. To get yours, you’ll have to head over to ZFG and hunt it down! The male and female version are in the same box.

Men’s Shirt Sizes: Aesthetic, Belleza Jake, Signature (Geralt, Gianni), Slink, Standard Mesh (xs – XL) + Alpha Layer

Women’s Shirt Sizes: Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), TMP, Standard Mesh (xs – XL) + Alpha Layer

Here’s What Blue Has On:

Hair – Vango – Owen
Head – Akeruka – Clay
Skin – 7Deadly Skins – Earth – Caramel
Shirt – ZFG (Zero F*cks Given) – Camp Crystal Lake – Free Twisted Hunt Prize
Pants – Wilson’s Designs – Jeans – 1L *Part of the For Him Hunt Prize
Shoes – Native Urban – Enhanced Boots – Marketplace
Body – Belleza Jake

Here’s What I Have On:

Hair – TRUTH – Aislin
Head – Catwa Koura
Skin – Essences – Sibyl
Shirt – ZFG (Zero F*cks Given) – Camp Crystal Lake – Free Twisted Hunt Prize
Shorts – Oubliette – Cross Neo Witch Shorts
Shoes – REIGN – Stormiez Sneakers
Body – Maitreya Lara

Pose by Purple Poses

Photo taken at Authors Point


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Oh The Places You’ll Go

Four Wheelin'

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I took off for the desert this past weekend and had a blast.  We dropped the old truck down into four wheel drive and made our own roads.  Of course, any trip out into treacherous terrain needs clothes suitable for the task, and it was the perfect opportunity to get my newest top broken in.  I picked it up free as a group gift.

Roam if You Want To

Over at the [ContraptioN] shop, I discovered the Roamer’s Top in Sundown set out as a free gift for members of the L’Homme Magazine Group.  With its black fading to red color scheme, long sleeves and high collar, this shirt is ideal for a day out roughing it.  The designer included great visual details such as the silvery design emblazoned on the sleeves, the realistic wrinkles in the fabric and the buckled strap that extends diagonally across the chest.  The folder contains versions for a variety of mesh body avatars.  This gift is the “Sundown” edition, which has just one color scheme.  A single texture HUD is included so that someone owning the full fatpack of the Roamer’s Top can use the HUD to mix the unique textures of this special edition with options found in their full collection.  Since the L’Homme Magazine Group has no join fee, you can add this rugged top to your collection for free!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Geralt
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Slink Physique
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Alex
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Jacket:  [ContraptioN] Roamer’s Top (free gift for members of the L’Homme Magazine Group – 0L/0L to join)
Jeans:  Yeliz Marco Jeans
Pose:  InDiGo Poses
Sim:  Cornhub
Song:  The B52’s Roam

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Horsing Around


Horsing Around

We are closing in on mid-week and I think it’s time to take some down time, and maybe play a little HORSE. For this post I picked up the Beached Bunny Hunt 9 prize at Freda, and my handsome guy picked up the July group gift at R2A. I think we look great on the court in our red and black. I also picked up this cute pose for just 15 linden on the Marketplace. Keep reading for all the what, where, and how.

Freda Beached Bunny Hunt 9 Prize –

My top and matching shorts are the BBH9 prize at Freda. They are cute as can be, and can be worn together or separate. The BBH9 is a dollarbie hunt meaning all prizes are just 1 linden. The hunt will run through the end of the month, so you’ve got a little time to hunt down this outfit at Freda. The outfit comes in the following sizes: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Ocacin, Voluptuous, and a “Classic Model Size M.” No alpha layer is included however. You’ll be looking for a beach pail full of sand.

Hint – Do not spread all that sand over the work table when picking your gift!

R2A July Group Gift –

The top and matching athletic shorts Blue has on are the free July group gift at R2A. This gift comes with a color change hud for some customization. It also happens to come in quite a few sizes, including some sizes for child/teen avatars. The following sizes are included with this free group gift at R2A: Signature Gianni, Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza Jake, Nx – David, Tweenster, Toddledoo. The R2A group is also free to join at this time.

Vetro Poses Basketball Pose – 

Vetro Poses has quite a few inexpensive poses available on the Marketplace. I picked up their “Couple Playing Basketball 02” pose for just 15 linden on the Marketplace. This pose includes the his and hers poses, along with a basketball, and the option to have a basketball goal (not shown) included with the pose. I wanted to use a different basketball with this pose, so it was derendered and a different ball put in its place.

What Pru is Wearing:

What Blue is Wearing:

  • Hair – Vango – Owen
    Head – Catwa Dude
    Skin – 7DeadlySkins – Spijker Caramel
    Facial Hair – Birth – Goatee
    Outfit – R2A – Active Sport Outfit – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
    Body – NX-Nardcotix – David Mesh Body

Pose – Vetro Poses – Couple Playing Basketball 02 – 15L on the Marketplace  * The ball in the photo is not the one included with the pose. 
Photo taken at Backdrop City

 

 


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Skateboard Love


Skaboard Love

Hello hello Fab Free’rs! It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so I thought why not show some mush and love on the blog. 😛 I’ve got my guy with me to help show this super sweet couples pose gift from the Pop Up Pose Fair and some matching his and hers hunt dollarbie prizes from the Love Me Not Hunt. Keep reading for all the important info.

The Pose – The moment I saw this super fun couple’s pose by Fashiowl, I had to share it with you! It is one of 3 free gift poses at the Pop Up Pose Fair. It comes with the skateboard props, a mirrored version of the pose, and the pose is adjustable. To get your copy of this gift and the others by Fashiowl, you’ll need to join the Pose Fair group. It’s free to join. Then you can click the gift boxes at each of the participating vendors and get your free gifts. Also, the Pop Up Pose Fair ends Feb. 14th, so don’t wait!

Waffles LMN Hunt Prizes – There are dollarbie his and hers hunt prizes for the Love Me Not Hunt at Waffles that are of course perfect for Valentine’s Day. The “Love Me” shirt for the guys comes in several sizes and is suitable for classic non-mesh avatars. The “Love Me” dress for the ladies at Waffles also comes in multiple sizes and will work for classic avatars. The LMN Hunt is a 1 linden hunt, so each prize is just 1 linden. The hunt item is a stem-less red rose. This hunt runs through the end of the month, so there’s still some time left to hunt the multiple floors at Waffles for these prizes.
Shirt Sizes Included: Signature (Geralt, Gianni), Belleza Jake, Slink Physique Male, TMP, Standard Mesh (S,M,L) + Alpha Layer
Dress Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), eBody, Fitmesh Standard + Alpha Layer

Hints – (Male Item) – “This spot looks comfy.” / (Female Item) – “I might wilt near these candles.” 

Here are the details!

Pru is Wearing:

  • Hair w/Headband – Magika Group Gift – Please Fatpack – Past Group Gift (Still Available) / Group is 150L to Join 
  • Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
  • Skin – Essences – Vanya
  • Tattoos – Ivory & Rose – I&R Downhearted tattoo
  • Dress – Waffles – *WW* Love Me Chole Dress – 1L LMN Hunt Prize
  • Shoes – REIGN.- Thigh High Sneakers (Maitreya Body)- Black (tinted laces)
  • Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Blue is Wearing:

  • Hair – Vango – Owen (B)
  • Hair base – CheekyKanji Tattoo & Hair base! Past MOH 10 Gift
  • Head – Catwa – Head Dude Bento
  • Skin – 7 Deadly Skins – Bo Caramel
  • Sunglasses – Mary Cakes{MC} – White Heart Glasses- (tinted) Past Hunt Gift *Similar Pair 50L on Marketplace
  • Shirt – Waffles – *WW*  Love Me Tee Shirt – 1L LMN Hunt Prize
  • Necklace – Vero ModeroLove Necklace Him
  • Pants – Fukin Cute – London Jeans
  • Shoes –  [Deadwool] – Chase Sneakers Vday2018 Valentine’s Day Gift *Same style different colors on Marketplace
  • Body – Belleza Jake

Pose w/Props – Fashiowl Poses – Skateboard Love 3 // – Free Pose Fair Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @Pop Up Pose Fair
Backdrop – [Dash] Alley Graffiti BD
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Tackling Two Resolutions at Once

Woodsy Green

Hello there Fab Free!  I’ve been on the lookout for wintry menswear items to share with you all seeing as how that’s one of my New Year’s resolutions.  Ripley told me about this awesome free denim jacket and hoodie and wouldn’t you know it?  A certain female blogger beat me to it!  This time, when I heard about the fantastic clearance sale going on over at Gabriel, I didn’t give her a chance to see if any of the dollarbies would fit her avatar.  I sent her on a long walk with the pupster, and headed over to the shop myself to see what I could pick up.

Fisherman’s Knit Sweater

Another of my goals for 2019 is to do  more fishing with (or without) man’s best friend.  I’m still not so sure at all that Ripley is man’s best friend.  First, he abandoned me to run off for an almost empty box of Ripley snacks, then he went and told Kat about MY denim jacket/hoodie.  Anyway, I might not have a fishing pal, but I certainly have a thick, high neck sweater to ward off watery breezes.  I really like the olive green and chunky knit on the sweater I scooped up at the Gabriel Clearance Sale.  It set me back just one Linden dollar and is sure to become a chilly weather fave.  Although the package didn’t include versions for mesh bodies, by adjusting the alpha layer on my Slink Physique body, I had no problem finding the right size for me.

Sizes Included:

  • XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Includes alpha layer for classic avatars

Olive Chinos

While grabbing the High Neck Sweater, I spotted a pair of olive Chinos out of the corner of my eye, and thought they’d be a perfect match for my new fishing top.  Once again, there was no version for mesh avatars in the package, but since these pants were on sale for just 1 Linden dollar, I decided to give them a go.  As you can tell from my photo, after adjusting the alpha layer on my mesh body, they worked out swimmingly.  Ugh, maybe I should have chosen a different descriptor.  Who wants to think of swimming when you are going fishing?  I’ll just test my luck, I guess. 😉

Sizes Included:

  • XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Includes alpha layer for classic avatars

What Fishing Trip Would Be Complete Without Boat Shoes?

The answer would be not many.  Gabriel had me covered, again for just a 1 Linden dollar investment.  At the Clearance Sale, you can pick up this handy set of footwear in multiple hues, all for just 1 Linden dollar each.  I’m wearing the Camel colored set, but you can also pick up similar models in blue, red and red brown shades.  They were not designed for mesh body feet, but since they could be repositioned, I was easily able to get them to fit just right, without having to use the alpha layer.

I’m sure there will be more posts featuring items from the Clearance Sales over at Gabriel, I happened to spot a familiar blogger there shopping, and I picked up a few more items myself.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Slink Physique
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Sweater:  Gabriel High Necked Sweater in Olive (dollarbie at the Gabriel Clearance Sale – 1L)
Pants:  Gabriel Chino Pants in Olive (dollarbie at the Gabriel Clearance Sale – 1L)
Shoes:  Gabriel Boat Shoes in Camel (dollarbie at the Gabriel CLearance Sale – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Luane’s World
Sim:  Forever Love

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A Sharp Start to the New Year

Dressed for Success

Happy New Year, Fabulous Readers!  The other day, I told you about the Sense Event, showed a free gift I picked up there, and mentioned that there was another present there for the guys.  I decided to start off 2019 by sporting the second outfit I picked up – the Casey Formal Set by Alter.  Again, the generous designer has tucked everything you need for a complete outfit inside this free package.

Dressed for Success

Featuring a long sleeve, button down shirt, gleaming black trousers and lace up shoes all in black, this outfit is sharp looking, and can easily take you from a casual day of shopping with your lady to a night out on the town.  I really like the sheen of the pants because they contrast just enough with the top to add visual interest, yet still coordinate with the ebony theme.  The shoes are worn separately, but the clothing comes as a packaged set, so getting dressed quickly is a snap.  To add Casey to your SL closet, travel to the Sense Event, activate the Teleport Hub group tag (10L join fee) and click the vendor.  The free box contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, but I did have to switch to a different mesh body than my usual Belleza because there is no Jake option in the package.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layers)
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Shoes for classic, Signature, Slink and TMP

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Slink Physique
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Outfit:  Alter Casey Formal Set (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group at the Sense Event – 0L/10L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  Author’s Point
Song:  Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top

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Of Gifts and Goals

Snowy Woods

Hi there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I decided to go for a long walk today and think about 2018.  I like to do that as the year ends and decide what to keep and what to improve.  The arrival of the new year brings a fresh, clean start, and I’m determined to set some realistic goals for myself – goals that I can stick to.  As we meandered through the winter wonderland scenes at Lemon Beach, I began by listing what went well in the past year.  For starters, finding budget friendly fashions and sharing them with our favorite readers is going right at the top of the “Keep on Trucking” list.

I Sense a Gift (or Two)

Earlier in the day, Rip and I made a visit to the Sense Event.  This monthly happening showcases new releases in a variety of categories from menswear to furniture to home and garden to kids’ items to women’s wear.  Each round opens on the 18th of the month.  We arrived and landed in front of a Christmas tree surrounded by free gifts.  Many of them are for the ladies, but I happily discovered two for the gentlemen.  The free gift box from Alter contains a deep crimson button down shirt, classic black trousers and even shoes.  The Owen top features rolled back cuffs, a subtle vertical stripe pattern, realistic folds and several buttons undone.  The solid black trousers fit well and coordinate perfectly with the top.  To complete the look, the generous designer also tucked a pair of oxfords inside the package as well.  The best part about this gift is that it includes standard mesh for classic avatars as well as styles for popular mesh bodies – all for free!  You just need to be a member of the Sense Event group, but it’s completely free to join.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • XS, S, M, L and XL (includes separate alpha layers)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP

Setting Some Goals

Now that we’ve  examined what went well, it’s time to think of a few things to work on.  I know for sure Kat has some ideas for chores around the house, but I reckon there’s room on the “To Do” list for some quiet moments fishing with man’s best friend.  Isn’t that right, Rip?  Rip?! Now where did he get off to?  Ugh.  That dog can hear the rattle of a box of Ripley Snacks more than a country mile away.  Seems like he just might not be man’s best friend after all.  I guess I’d better head home and get to work repainting the trim around the doors and attacking that “Honey Do” list.  There will be plenty of time for fishing down the road (I hope).  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Outfit:  Alter Owen (free gift for members of the Sense Event group at The Sense Event – 0L/0L to join)
Necklace:  Amias April Gift  (free for members of the Amias group first blogged here – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty’s
Sim:  Lemon Beach

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‘Tis the North Wind that Lashes Men Into Vikings

Into the Woods

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I are popping in really quickly to share a free gift for the guys that Kat spotted when she was looking for prizes in the Country Music Life Hunt.  If you are into role play, this outfit will be right up your alley!  I really like the layered look of the Igor Viking Theme Costume.  The package includes everything you see from my rugged tunic and long sleeved undershirt right down to my brown leather boots.  Also tucked inside is a braided Viking hairstyle and full beard, but I opted not to wear them for my photo.  Although there was no version specifically made for mesh bodies, I was able to get a good fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Belleza Jake body.  I did have to make use of the Igor mesh hands, which come with the gift because no matter what I tried, I could not get the hands with my body to work right.  They looked pretty natural, though, as you can probably tell from my picture.

What’s Inside the Box:

  • Outfit for Classic Avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Igor Boots in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Resizable Viking Hair (not shown in photo)
  • Resizable Viking Beard (not shown in photo)
  • Igor Hands – left and right

To pick up this fantastic period costume, just head on over to the men’s section upstairs at Brii Underground, activate your Brii Underground Wear group tag (it costs 200L to join), and click the vendor.  I’m off to look for a sturdy longship to sail so Ripley and I can explore foreign lands.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Aaron
Outfit:  Brii Underground Igor Viking Theme Costume (free gift for members of Brii Underground Wear group – 0L/200L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Exposes
Sim:  Merlin

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