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Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly KissesI can’t keep up with all of the fabulous group gifts that so many generous designers are putting out lately. Tonight I tried to grab up a few, and here’s some of my haul…

Caboodle Cardigan

Caboodle is giving us a free complete outfit for Christmas! It includes a bra, skirt, boots, and the cardigan that I’m wearing. Really, an entire full free outfit AND each is a separate piece and sized for:

  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Legacy
  • Legacy Perky
  • Maitreya

Caboodle is 100L to join and you’ll find some other fantastic gifts behind the front desk as well, there’s a nice little wall full. Once you’re in the group this and all of the rest are free for the taking. As you can see, I am only wearing the cardigan. I just love the way it hangs so prettily. Here’s the full outfit so you can see what the gift actually is:

Caboodle Update Group Gifts - Mila Outfit & Blair Boots (Holiday Edition)

One More Reason

There is another reason that I’m only wearing the cardigan. It allows me to tell you about another group gift that I picked up. You probably know Velour…a huge number of skin creators make their head skins to match Velour body skins. I wear them quite often. Well, right now there is a 250L gift card as a free group gift for the Velour VIP group. And even better, the group is free to join. I seem to be enjoying paler skin tones lately, so I took the opportunity to grab a lighter body skin. Each skin tone is 299L so it only cost my 49L with the gift card! There are all kind of add ons and body styles, as well as things for both men and women, so you’ll have a lot to pick from. Just know that you’ve got until January 1st to use the credit.

 

Allison is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Caboodle Mila Cardigan (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join)
Earrings – Vibing Maia
Rings – Vibing Maddy

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Avalon
Head Skin Applier – Glam Affair Cirina
Body Skin Applier – Velour Venus for Maitreya (Valley/Juicy) (Bought with Free Gift Card/Group is Free to Join)
Tattoo – Kaos Extremity
Hair – Truth Mischief
Pose – ImpEle


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54 Reasons to be happy

54 reasons to be happy

Hello hello, Fab Fam! I hope ya’ll had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and fun festivities. We had a quiet little Christmas here at home but it was still a lovely time.

Now I know that the big day of gifting is over but we have SO many things still going on in SL. Like the 54 event headed up by LeLutka. See what I did there? 😛  As Ms Aline showed us, Lelutka is giving away two gorgeous full version mesh Heads: Raven and Quinn. And I got all inspired to make a totally FREE avatar with only things off the 54 list.

Remember our kids, Kerydwyn and Alistar from the “Makeover Mondays” posts? I rounded them up again to make fresh new avis! Let’s start with Kerydwyn since the list is mostly female oriented. As per last time, Kerydwyn is wearing the free version of the Legacy Classic mesh body and it’s the only thing I didn’t get off of the 54 Event list. I will be doing a guys only post tomorrow with Alistar using the 54 List.

Lots of designers are offering their take on the Raven head, in fact most of the skin gifts included their own face shape and brow shape. I picked the “Nicole” shape and skin from Clef De Peau. And believe me, it was hard to pick just one shape from all the gorgeous one on the list. The Nicole shape will shape your entire body not just the head for a nice cohesive look.

I also ended up wearing the Nicole “RoseKiss” skin from Clef De Peau made to match the Velour skin tones. It’s such a nice fresh faced skin with subtle details and a sweet glow to it. I did however love many of the other skins. There’s a skin for just about everyone here. From super vampire pale to deep exotic darks. In fact, Moccino’s gift is all shades of delicious browns and ambers and Nuve has ten fantasy colored skins too!

The body skin is from Velour and as always it’s a stunning creation. Velour is giving out full body skins for Legacy and Reborn. This is the “Venus Athletic” design body skin, “RoseKiss”. I love when designers collaborate and make for the shades offered by other designers. But, if you need a neck blender, I HIGHLY recommend the free fixes from Bold & Beauty which is another free gift on the 54 List.

EDITED to add -> I do apologize, the neck fixes are contained in the gift for “Nicholas”. While that gift is free, the fixes are designed for male skins/anatomy. So your mileage may vary

Now on to eyes. This is the “Mistletoe Collection” from Gloom. It’s a nice little fatpack of eye colors ranging from blue to brown and a neat half and half colored one. The gift includes BOM versions and appliers for LeLutka and Omega.

There are several designers offering hair bases for the List but my favorite is this sleek style from Not Found. This designer is offering a collaboration with Doux for this event. The hair bases lines up with a super long pony tail which you pick up at the Doux shop. As you can see, I skipped the pony tail and went with a sweet bow and bun. “The Gift Hair” from Studio Exposure comes with a HUD for 8 colors of ribbon and 33 hair colors for the bun. Plus you get the cute little flexi bangs too.

Last but certainly not least are the beautiful earrings from Andore. These are the “Igdry” set. In the gift you’ll find  pairs for both LeLutka Evo X human ears and the Elf ears and a HUD to change both the gem colors and the metals. Not little HUDs either… HUDS with 7 metals and 10 colors of gems. There are also a pair of free Christmas earrings at Andore too!

So there she is! A full avatar for free! Now is a great time to get a top of the line mesh head and skins, shapes and makeup and hair from some of SL best designers. Lookin’ like champagne on a beer budget!  The 54 Event requires you to join each designers Group to grab the gifts but all the groups are set to free. This is a great time to get in those groups that may be too expensive at other times of the year. And be sure to look around each shop. Many have loads of free group gifts out as well as the 54 List ones. I was able to pick up a ton of free eyeshadows and lipsticks as well as other skins.

And one last note. I did not edit the shape you see at all. I simply wore what the designers gave us. That said, the shapes are modifiable! So find one you like and use it as a base or a starting point to design your own look if you don’t like the “right out of the box” look.

The 54 Event only runs until Dec. 30th! That’s just a few more days to get your hands on all the wonderful gifts! Here is a quick link to the page from Lelutka that lists all the stores and has direct Teleports.

Head – LeLutka – Raven – FREE/0L – Free 54 Event Gift

Body – Legacy – Classic – FREE/0L – Gift for all

Skin – Clef De Peau – Nicole – FREE/0L Free 54 Event Gift

Eyes – Gloom – Missletoe Collection – FREE/0L – Free 54 Event Gift

Hair Base – Not Found – Christmas Hair Base – FREE/0L – Free 54 Event Gift

Hair Bow and Bun – Studio Exposure – The Gift Hair – FREE/0L – Free 54 Event Gift

Earrings – Andore – Igdry –FREE/0L – Free 54 Event Gift

Dress (Warning! This gift was set to expire on Dec 24 but as of this printing, it is still available)- 1 Hundred – Warmth Mini – FREE/0L – Gift for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group – Group is free to join.   


Ba, Ba, Baboom

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Heaux, Heaux ,Heaux as we say in Cajun country. The weather today is chilly but in a day or so it will get really cold. Like 23 degrees Fahrenheit (that’s 0 Celsius for you folk north of the border)! Glad I was able to wear this saucy little number at least once. I, as most of you, have been busily hitting the advent calendars around the grid.

Baboom is Back!

I was ecstatic to hear that Baboom has an advent calendar out. I hadn’t seen anything from the store in quite some time.  On day 9 I picked up this cute plaid outfit named Carina. You can still grab all of the previous days’ gifts for free at Baboom. Don’t you love when designers add those extra touches that makes a creation unique? This outfit has lots of them. It’s like having bells & whistles. Carina is sized only for the Maitreya body.

Be Merry! 

Cre

What Cre is wearing:

Outfit

 Top & Skirt –Baboom Advent gift Day 9 Carina Top & Skirt (Free Advent Calendar Gift/No group needed)
Necklace – Izzie’s Reindeer Necklace
Hair w/Hat – No_Match No_Presents (Free Group Gift/Group is $50L to join) Previously shown by Starla here

Body

Body – Maitreya Lara V5.0.1
Skin – Velour Chantilly (Face, ears, body)
Head – Lelutka Evox Kaya
Shape – Nuve Arwen
Eyebrows – Nuve Charlie Eyebrows – Lelutka Evo X
Eyeshadow – .:: StunnerOriginals ::. HD Eyeshadow LEL – Deluxe
Lipstick –Lempika Advent Calendar Day 2/Evox #19 (Free group Advent Gift/Group is $49L to join)

Pose/Props – Frozen Fair Gift from 2014

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What is Lelutka Up To?

For those of you who haven’t heard yet, the other day Lelutka posted a very cryptic little video on their Flickr feed with the image above.  Several other designers have also done the same… so there’s something in the works!  Here’s a list of all the designers who have hinted that they’ll be participating in whatever is going on…

Ade, ALT3, Amara Beauty, Andore, Astralia, Avarosa, Avi-Glam, Cazimi, CerberusXing, Clef de Peau, Cosmetize, Delicatta, DeeTaleZ, Glam Affair, Gloom, Holloway Beauty, Ives Beauty, Jack Spoon Cosmetics, Koonz, L’Etre & Doux, LittleFish, Lilo’s Fit, Masoom, Modulus, Mudskin, Not Found, Rebel Gal, LeLaPeau, Revoul, Stray Dog, Studio Exposure, Swallow, The Skinnery, Très Beau, Vango Hair, Velour, Volkstone, WarPaint…

Stay tuned for the info as it comes out!


News Flash: Intrepid Traveler Returns for the Festivities

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I am mostly an armchair traveler. However I’ve been mostly absent from the grid for the past several weeks because I took a long overdue vacation with friends in California’s Central Valley. We traveled just about every day. If you ever wondered where a great deal of our produce and nuts are grown you can find it in the fertile soil of the valley.

I felt like an intrepid explorer while exploring the Lost Coast. It has been on my bucket list for years now. There exists only  one road with many, many potholes and bumps that provides you with stunning vistas of the coast line with its’ offshore rocks and huge breaking waves. When the Pacific Coast Highway was being built the King’s Mountain Range could not be tamed forcing the highway inland. hence the moniker “The Lost Coast”.

Sparkle Brightly

Don’t know about you but I am loving all the great gifts around the grid I picked up at shopping events, advent calendars, and hunts. Today I’m sparkling like a fine champagne in my festive Sweety dress from Le’ La. It is tastefully decorated with several Christmas textures. A Santa Hat is included. You can pick it up for $1L at the store for The Fashion Loft Treats and Sweets 2022 Holiday Event. It’s a shopping event combined with gifts. Pick up the event HUD at TFL Headquarters.

Sizes

  • Maitreya & Petite
  • Belleza Freya
  • Legacy, Perky, & Perky Petite
  • Kups, Kupra B & O
  • SLink Hourglass
  • Reborn

EEKKK Christmas Hair

This fab hairstyle from Ali & Allie was $99 for The Fashion Loft Treats and Sweets 2022 Holiday Event. Can you say Festive?? The Jupiter updo comes with peppermint canes and red garland!! It’s absolutely perfect so I HAD to get it! I completed my look with boots and glasses from the Christmas Barbie Outfit by Darkness. You can find it in the Darkness MP store for $1L.

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Now you can hit all those places with gifts and get yourself looking festive.

Toodles, 

Cre

Cre’s Looking All Festive Today in: 

Outfit

Dress – Le’ La  Sweety dress ($1L on The Fashion Loft Treats and Sweets 2022 Holiday Event)
Glasses & Boots -Darkness Christmas Barbie ($1L on MP)

Body – Maitreya Lara V5.0.1
Skin – Velour (Face, ears, body) Aimee Rose Kiss
Head – Lelutka Evox Kaya
Shape – LUKA Lilly Shape For LeLUTKA Evo Lilly Head 2.5
Eyebrows – Nuve Amanda Eyebrows – Lelutka Evo X
Eyeshadow – Noyaux – HD Eyeshadow Lumiere HUD (Free Advent Gift Day 2)
Lipstick – Lempika – Advent Calendar DAY 2 10 Lipstick Lelutka Evox #19 HUD
Hair – Alli&Ali Designs Jupiter Hair Rainbow Colors Candy Cane edition

Pose/Prop = Arpels Cute Snowman 3 ($25L for $25L Tuesday)

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Give Me Anything But Pumpkin Spice

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Here’s a Sunday quickie to brighten your day. Do you remember Aline’s post about pumpkin spice?  I found an answer to her post at The Bold Llama while indulging in a bit of hunting, Evil Bunny Productions The Jerky Turkey 12 Hunt is currently running until November 30th, There are 48 stops on the hunt and the prizes are pretty cool. You’re searching for an orange feather. Pay $1L to get the item at each store. I had a lot of fun doing the hunt and I hope you do also.

Keep My Pumpkins & Spice Separate, Please

There are enough people in the world who love pumpkin spice so they don’t need me. I recently accidentally bought a bottle of pumpkin spice coffee creamer thinking it was it was peppermint mocha. Hey! the bottle looked the same. Should have worn my glasses & read the label. I know that it’s been a huge hit since someone decided to put it into coffee. Someone can have my share.

I got so excited when I saw this tee shirt was a hunt prize! It proclaims to the world that I am not in that number. The Bold Llama has the I Hate Pumpkin Spice tank top. Perfect! The texture is another awesome piece of graphic art. I have acquired quite a few tees created by Mikki McLain, over the years and I love them all. To me they let me show my thoughts & feelings. I always have fun wearing one of these.

Sizes

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • SLink Hourglass & Physique
  • Ocacin
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy & Fine
  • Standard sizes xs – xl

That’s my quote for today! : D

xoxo, 

cre

Top

Tee Shirt – The Bold Llama I HATE PUMPKIN SPICE Tee ($1L for the Jerky Turkey Hunt

Body

Body – Maitreya Lara V5.0.1
Skin – Velour Chantilly (Face, ears, body)
Head – Lelutka Evox Kaya
Shape – Nuve Arwen
Eyebrows – Nuve Charlie Eyebrows – Lelutka Evo X
Eyeshadow – Booty’s Beauty Hiral Eyeshadow 2 Lel/Evo X BOM
Lipstick – GO VisionLabs Lipstick Makeup – (lel Evo – lel EvoX)
Blush – Izzie’s Winter Blush
Hair – Truth Ginger 

Pose – {PxM} Pastel Arm Chair SeaFoam

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Finding Fall

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Yay! Friday is here! Autumn is falling upon us down here in the southern U.S. The gods of weather have decided to send some arctic winds  & cold swooping down upon us. I guess that means bikini  beach days are over. I am so happy I can keep beaching it in SL, I also found this group of goats. I wonder if they know yoga?

A Walk in the Orchard

After doing a bit of hunting I needed a break. I donned my warm comfy outfit and and headed out to find an apple orchard. Luckily Max Magic has this great casual ensemble you can pick up on the FabFree Fallen Leaves & Frost Hunt for a total of $10L ($5L each for top and jeans). There is a matching outfit for the guys also. Drag your man along with you.

The patchwork on the jeans makes me think of colder days. And the cropped hoodie is too cute with a texture of a cauldron and the words “Leaky Cauldron” on the front. There are huds for the top & jeans.

Sizes:

Women

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya Lara
  • SLink Physique & Hourglass

Male

  • Belleza Jake
  • Signature Gianni
  • Legacy
  • SLink

That’s it for now Fabbies!

xoxoxo,

Cre

Cre’s wearing: 

Outfit

Top & Pants – Max Magic Women’s Cropped Hoodie & Ripped Jeans ($5L each @ FabFree Fallen Leaves & Frost Hunt)
Boots – Emi’s Attic – Fringed Ankle Boots

Body

Body – Maitreya Lara V5.0.1
Skin – Velour Chantilly (Face, ears, body)
Head – Lelutka Evox Kaya
Shape – Nuve Arwen
Eyebrows – Nuve Charlie Eyebrows – Lelutka Evo X
Eyeshadow – Booty’s Beauty Hiral Eyeshadow 9 Lel/Evo X BOM
Lipstick – Lempika10 Lipstick Lelutka Evox #43
Blush – Izzie’s Winter Blush
Hair – bonbon – Cobi 

Pose – .:LAVAROCK POSES:. Fem Bento Pose-14
Location – Silverhaven 

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Get There Before Midnight

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Do I look ready for the weekend? I’m sure there are a lot of things to do around the grid the next two days. I’ll be cool as a cucumber in this jumpsuit for sure! I’m a bit under the weather today so this will be a quickie!

Score one for yourself

The secret to getting yourself a fatpack of this sweet jumpsuit is that you have to head over to Graffitiwear and slap the MM board on the 2nd floor. The board says “Group Only” but at least for now you don’t need the group. Having said that, joining the Graffitiwear group costs $25L. You’ll get monthly gifts, access to the lucky board and Unlucky Kraken Dip and some quality garb in the deal. All of the clothing textures are original & hand drawn. The Graffitiwear Painted Innocense Jumpsuit comes with a texture change hud giving you six options for the pantsuit. This is another of those easy breezy outfits that’s a must have for the semi-tropical wilds of SL!

Sizes

  • Belleza, Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Fitmesh M
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • SLink Physique & Hourglass
  • Tonic Curvy & Fine

Now get thee to that MM board!

xoxo,

Cre

Cre is wearing:

Outfit – GraffitiWear Painted Innocense Jumpsuit (Free group gift/$25L Join Fee)
Shoes – [ADD] Carmen Shoes – BlueC ( 2020 Cosmopolitan Gift) 

Body 

Body – Maitreya Lara 
Head – Lelutka Kaya 3.1
Eyes – Lelutka Evox3.1
Shape – [Sweetbee] – Shape Ary (Lelutka Kaya Head)
Skin – Nuve Angie Skin Sunkissed
Hair –Mina Carol Essentials – excl.VIP group gift (Free GG/$200L to join)
Lipstick – VELOUR: “Galisteu” HD Lips – Pack 04 (Lelutka Evolution)

Pose/Hat – BehaviorBody Hat Prop Pose $10L on MP
Location – Private 

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Pride Never Stops

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The end of June is nigh upon us. Pride never stops; it shouldn’t. It’s a choice you can make to support the LGBTQ+ community and remember the history of struggles to obtain basic human rights. My support comes naturally as I have long-time friends and family who are LGBTQ+. You’ve probably seen several posts about Pride @ Home and other events.

To help you show support there are a number of Fabulous designers who donated gifts for the Pride @ Home SL celebration. All of the gifts are Free but you need to hurry because the event ends on June 30th. Madame Aline, the FabFree boss lady, featured some of the event gifts here.

Showing Those Rainbow Colors

Ladies, how can you NOT love these items? I do love sparkly things! And the bright colors make me smile. I threw this look together with several gift items. Do I look a tad too festive to anyone? No way, never ever! Let’s get to it.

My delightful bodysuit is a Free SL19B gift from PrettyDeceased. It’s the Pride edition and it is so pretty & festive! It’s got the little side skirt attached. It also comes with starfish to cover up the boobies.

I didn’t wear the starfish because I wanted to add the crown and breast plate I picked up a couple of weekends ago from Synnergy.  I think the pieces go together quite nicely.

Bodysuit Sizes

  • Kupra
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Reborn

I rounded out my outfit with a group gift from StephaneL – the kick butt Mara Love Pride Shoes. Mara is sized for Belleza, Maitreya, & SLink. The StephaneL group has a $15L join fee. There are many gifts for group members. There is also a $500L gift card up for group members. If you’re interested check it out this weekend because I don’t know how long the card will be available.

If you haven’t made it to SL19B Shop & Hop or Pride at Home yet it’s time to get going!

Hop to it now!

xoxo, 

Cre

Outfit

Bodysuit – .PrettyDeceased. Mar Bodysuit Pride Edition (Free Gift @ SL19B/No Group Join Required)
Shoes – [StephaneL] GIFT MARA LOVE PRIDE SHOES (Free Group Gift/Join fee is $15L)
Crown & Breastplate – Synnergy Pride Goddess ( Available on MP)

Body

Body – Maitreya Lara
Head – Lelutka Kaya 3.1
Eyes –
 theMars-Rainstorm Eyes (Free Gift @ SL19B/No Group Join Required)
Shape – Lilo’s Fit Lelutka Kaya [Maitreya]
Skin – WoW  Bronze Sugar BOM (Free LB prize/No Group Join Required)
Hair – Hair – KMH – Hair F194 Pride at Home Gift  (Free Gift @ Pride at Home/No Group Join Required) Shown by Aline here
Face Tattoo –Hexed Blessed Stars Face Tattoo EvoX
Leg Tattoo – [CAROL G] Pride Leg Tattoo (Group gift/$200L join fee)
Eyeshadow – RavenCreation Lisa Eyeshadows UltraHD-LeL Evo/EvoX
Lipstick – Velour Katheryn HD Lips

Backdrop – The Bearded Guy – Cali Pride Backdrop (Free Gift @ Pride at Home/No Group Join Required)
Pose – Eat Me – Pose Gift 3 (2021 Advent GG)
Location – Private

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Let Your Fingers Do the Walking

Sl19B Son!a Edge Petra Dress (1)

Going through the SL19B sims reminds of me of an old commercial for the Yellow pages phonebook. In the early 1960s an artist came up with the now famous slogan – “Let your fingers do the walking through the Yellow Pages” for the New England Telephone which was eventually bought out by AT&T. (btw, it’s an American thing as far as I know).

Okay, where was I going with this bit of trivia?? Oh yeah! Walking through SL19B is like walking through the yellow pages. I don’t know how your avatar moves but mine moves with me using 2 fingers to “walk”. Quit blathering and get on with it Cre!

Lovely Sparkles

Don’t you love it when you pick up free gifts, open them and find a few treasures? I was pleasantly surprised when I unpacked the SL19B gift from Son!a Edge. What a beautiful, well-crafted dress! The details and textures knocked me out of my socks. Petra comes in this pleasing shade accented with shiny sequins and gorgeous flowers.

Sizes

  • Belleza Freya Perky & Isis Perky
  • Maitreya & Petite
  • Legacy & Perky

Peau Neuve (aka New Skin)

Thanks to the WoW non-group Lucky Boards I’m sporting a new skin. When a “C” popped up on one of the boards I slapped it and got 2 shades of the Sugar BOM skin. I’m wearing the bronze version today. When you arrive in the gifts room you’ll also find several free gifts as well as gifts for FabFree and various other groups. There are also non-group lucky, mini-mania, & midnight mania boards.

Have a most splendid week Fabbies!

xoxo, 

Cre

Cre’s style today:

Outfit

Dress – Son!a Edge Petra Dress (Free Gift @ SL19B/No Group Join Required)
Hair – Doux Mecca Hairstyle

Body

Body – Maitreya Lara
Head – Lelutka Kaya 3.1
Eyes –
 theMars-Rainstorm Eyes (Free Gift @ SL19B/No Group Join Required)
Shape – Lilo’s Fit Lelutka Kaya [Maitreya]
Skin – WoW  Bronze Sugar BOM (Free LB prize/No Group Join Required)
Chest Tattoo  Venge BOM – ‘Sacred’ Chest Tat (Free Gift @ SL19B/No Group Join Required)
Face Tattoo –Hexed Blessed Stars Face Tattoo EvoX
Eyeshadow – RavenCreation Steffie Eyeshadows UltraHD-LeL Evo/EvoX
Lipstick – Velour “Friday” Lipstick Collection (Lelutka EVO HD)

Pose – [DB]Poses – “soul dance”
Backdrop – [South Side] – Backdrop Dandelion ($1 on MP)
Location – Private

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