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G L O R I A

VeronicaHello There Fab Free’rs! I hope your weekend was a fun one. I had a fantastic weekend, and now I’m happy to be here where I get to share my latest freebie find with you. The credit for this find should really go to Love however. She spotted the outfit at Sn@tch during one of her recent shopping excursions and told me about it. She knows me so well! I do love retro pinup styles, especially when they are a little sassy like this one.

Why be a Betty When You Can be a Veronica? 

Okay so really I think Betty was just as awesome as Veronica, and Archie was lucky either of them paid him any attention! This outfit just screamed Veronica to me, even though it’s name is Gloria. Before I go off on a tangent about the dynamics of the Betty, Veronica, Archie love triangle and confuse everyone further, I’ll just get to the details. The fully mesh Gloria outfit is absolutely FREE at Sn@tch. There’s no need to join a group or wear a tag, just head over to  Sn@tch and check out the FREEbie area Love mentioned in her recent post “A Whole New Sn@tch“. In the box you’ll get the capri pants, the cardigan, and a cardigan/tank top combo in 5 standard mesh sizes, and of course the matching alpha layers. Additionally the cardigan/tank combo comes with the tank top in black or red. Sn@tch your FREE outfit, and tons of other fantastic freebies and inexpensive items at the new Sn@tch main store.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – *Besom~ Debrossi *Essentials*

Skin –  [theSkinnery] Estee (Catwa Applier) – champagne

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Outfit – :::Sn@tch Gloria Retro Outfit::: – FREE

Shoes – REIGN.- Peep Toe Pumps- Black

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by WetCat

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Cherries on Top

Cherries on Top

Hello, fabulous readers! Since my last post, I’ve been busy searching the PurpleMoon store for the awesome gifts in their Cherries on Top Hunt 6 – and boy am I tired! Thankfully this cute cafe at Paris Je T’aime was still open so I could grab an iced coffee and rejuvenate. 😎

Ten delicious slices of chocolate cake – each containing a gorgeous, free prize – have been hidden around the PurpleMoon and Wetcat main stores. The Rules:

  • This hunt is free and open to the public (no group membership required).
  • The object you are looking for is a SLICE OF CAKE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP (like the sample located at the entrance).
  • To receive the gift, simple touch the cake. You will be given an object that can be worn to unpack.
  • The prizes have funny names – no area search allowed!
  • There are no hints given, as all gifts are in plain sight. Very easy to find and this is more for the fun of it than anything else.
  • The prizes have been hidden at the GROUND LEVEL of the MAIN STORE (9 of them). Not upstairs. There is one extra prize to be found at Wetcat main store. The balloon decorations are an indicator that there are some cherry cakes hidden in that room!
  • It is MANDATORY to HAVE FUN!

Cherries on Top

In addition to the lovely clothing items from PurpleMoon, there is also a gift from Wetcat containing 3 cute poses with a heart balloon. I’m showing one of them here. ❤

The clothing items come in the following sizes:Cherries on Top

  • Standard mesh sizes XXS-L with alpha layer (PJs are only in these sizes)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya Lara (some include the autohide)
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Sandals are sized for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink feet

Since I was showing so much skin in the second outfit, I decided to add this pretty heart and butterfly tattoo, which is a group gift from Nanika (free to join). It comes with appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and Omega, as well as a tattoo layer for classic avatars. FYI: there are several other gifts available on the group lucky boards.

This isn’t a difficult hunt – since the hunt objects are hidden “in plain sight” – but I’ll admit that it did take me a while to complete (I think some of the hunt objects didn’t rez because the sim was very full). And believe me, they are NOT kidding about the “area search” thing. Don’t even waste your time searching for “cherries” because you will wind up on a wild goose chase looking for decoys. Yes… I tried it (/me hangs head in shame). 😳

Cherries on Top

PurpleMoon’s Cherries on Top Hunt 6 ends on February 28th, so HURRY on over to collect ALL the prizes. 😀

 

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Serena is wearing (photo #1)…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Kelly (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: D!va Hair Alyssa (featured @ Collabor88)
Necklace: PurpleMoon Saffron Necklace Rose Gold (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Dress: PurpleMoon Velvet Dress (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Shoes: fri.day Elsie Janes (featured at Kustom9)
Pose: Reel Poses Christmas Shopping (20L – shopping bag by Glitterati)
Location: Paris Je T’aime

Serena is wearing (photo #2 & #3)…

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ximena
Halter: PurpleMoon Ivana Top (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Shorts: PurpleMoon Tori Denim Shorts (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Tattoo: Nanika My Little Heart Tattoo (group gift / free to join)
Pose: Wetcat Heart Pose 1 (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Location: Summer Trace

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Bitter Berries

Bitter BerriesWell Hello There Fab Free’rs! I had so much fun “elfing things up” (as Carson put it) in my last post that I thought I’d give it a second go. I really do love these LODE gachas, and the Orquidea cart at The Wash’s Cart Sale gave me the perfect excuse to wear more of the gacha goodness from LODE. Needless to say I’m excited to share these inexpensive finds with you. Also, if by chance I am not back here before the holidays, I hope each of you has a wonderful winter holiday, no matter what you celebrate! ❤

LODE Bitter Berries 

So once again, I spent more money than I should have playing the gacha machines at LODE. Thankfully they are just 60 lindens per play. The gorgeous headpiece Pru is wearing and the pretty matching ring are both from the Bitter Berries gacha machine at the LODE flagship store. Along with these beautiful accessories, you’ll find additional equally gorgeous pieces to be won. One thing I can honestly say is that I’m never disappointed in the quality and detail in the items I’ve bought at LODE, these are more than worth the 60 lindens.

Bitter Berries 1Orquidea at The Cart Sale 

As I am certain you’ve noticed, the winter round of The Cart Sale at The Wash has begun and there are some Fabulous finds to be had. I took a stroll through yesterday and picked up several things personally. This beautiful burgundy colored dress is one of several 10 linden items at the Orquidea cart. There is a green version available as well, and I don’t mind telling you I had a hard time deciding which color to share with you. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes and also includes a matching beret (not shown).  Along with this pretty wool dress, there are several jewelry and accessory type items at the Orquidea cart.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Berry Crown – *LODE* Bitter Berries Crown – Original – 60L per play

HairElikatira – [e] Minah 2

EarsMandala – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

Skin Appliers – Essences – Poppy – Currently @Kustom9

Dress – ORQUIDEA Long Wool Dress – Burgundy – 1oL @The Cart Sale 

Ring – *LODE* Bitter Berries Ring – Original – 60L per play

Body/Hands/Feet –  Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by WetCat & Le Poppycock

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Cynful Cereal Killer

Cereal KillerHello There Fab Free’rs, thanks for stopping by! Before I get started with today’s post, I wanted to say sorry for the mix-up in my last post, it was an honest mistake when I misquoted the group join fee. Thank you to those who politely mentioned it to me. That said, I have more group gifts to share, and both groups are FREE to join. I even double checked to make sure! First up is a group gift from Anxiety.

Anxiety Group Gift Choker 

The most recent group gift available at a little shop called Anxiety is this choker/collar that reads “Cereal Killer”. This instantly made me giggle because it’s my favorite play on words. The collar is simple yet fun, and can be manually resized. There are no scripts. To get this gift, join the FREE to join Anxiety group, and click the gift vendor while wearing your group tag. Also, please be aware that the join fee is only FREE for a limited time.

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Cynful Clothing & Co. Group Gift Maxi Dress

Next up, this gorgeous maxi dress is the December group gift at Cynful Clothing & Co. I wouldn’t normally describe a maxi style dress as sexy, but this one is a head-turner! The Cynful Clothing & Co. group is FREE to join, just wear your group tag and click the group gift vendor to get this lovely gift. The dress comes in a strapless version as well as the spaghetti strap version pictured. Additionally there are specific sizes to fit Belleza bodies, Maitreya Lara, and both Slink bodies. To sweeten the gift even more, there is a color change hud that lets you change the color of the dress, the chevron stripes and glitter, the back straps, front straps, and the rings that connect the straps. There are 3 color options for the dress, and 4 variations of each color. You won’t want to miss out on this dress!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

HairRunaway – [RA] Waterfall Hair – Essential – Past Hairology Gift *Originally Blogged Here

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

Skin – Essences – Digby

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

LipstickSlackGirl – ::SG:: XuXuGlitz Lips fr CATWA Mesh Head

Choker – anxiety %cereal collar – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Dress – [Cynful] Maxi Dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Tattoo – Letis Tattoo :: Akantha :: MM16007 ::

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by WetCat

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LOTUS for the Holiday

LOTUS Gift 1Hello again Fab Free’rs! I am not sure why but I am always surprised at how quickly Christmas seems to come about right after Thanksgiving. Suddenly it seems like there’s no time at all, and everyone is busy. I hope each of you is able to take the time to enjoy the people you love, be they friends, family or both. One of my biggest challenges about all the holiday gatherings is finding the right thing to wear! This year LOTUS has you covered for at least one of your holiday gatherings. They have a few pretty group gifts I’m excited to share with you today, so I’ll get right to it!

LOTUS Group Gift Sweater & Skirt 

The lovely ensemble pictured above is the most recent group gift at LOTUS. This sweater and skirt combo comes in a single mesh size, and is all one piece. I love the textures in this outfit, the sweater looks genuinely soft and fuzzy on, and has just a touch of elegance with the little pearls. To get the gift you’ll need to join the LOTUS group, which is 99 lindens to join.LOTUS Gift 2

LOTUS Group Gift Eyes 

In addition to the sweater/skirt combo, there is a group gift set of mesh eyes out at LOTUS. While wearing the LOTUS group tag, click the vendor and you’ll get the gift. This gift includes 6 pairs of mesh eyes in green, aqua, blue, brown, and lilac. I went with the green eyes for this photo, however the other eye colors in this gift are equally pretty.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – CATWA HAIR Aimee

HeadLelutka – Aria

Eyes – LOTUS. Misty Eyes – Gift Pack BOX – FREE Group Gift/Group is 99L to Join 

Skin – Lumae : Yulia LeLutka – T5 Dolce / Bare

Sweater w/Skirt – LOTUS. Chic Pearl Set – Group Gift BOX – FREE Group Gift/Group is 99L to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by WetCat

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Tell Me About It, Stud

Tell Me About ItHello There Fab Free’rs, I hope it’s obvious that Pru is channeling a little Olivia Newton -John circa the 1978 version of Grease. As I was trying things on and putting this look together my mind went right to Sandy’s post makeover look. I can just hear Sandy saying “Tell me about it, Stud.” while Danny Zuko struggled to handle her sexy new look! Needless to say, I had some fun with this one, and I hope you like it.

Now I’m sure you’re wondering, where’d I get most of this stuff!? Thanks to one of the photos in our Fabulously Free in SL Flickr group, I found out about an event called Hashtag 7 Colors of the Rainbow. To be perfectly honest I don’t know much about the event other than there were a lot of colorful items and most of the vendors had at least one gift out, some had several. Each gift ranged in cost from FREE to as much as 10 lindens, most gifts I saw were set at 5 lindens. Leave it to me to find the least colorful gifts to show, what can I say I’m a sucker for black! I also picked up a recent gift by LIVIA from the Marketplace because I needed to have some gorgeous red lips to finish the look.
Better Shape UpStarting with the top rather than from the top, this black and gold bodysuit is one of many gifts at the Hashtag 7 Colors of the Rainbow event. The gift is from a shop called Alpha Female. It includes appliers for Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and classic system layers for non mesh avatars. I am not always a big fan of applier clothing, however this bodysuit is really well done. I think the textures are beautiful. This gift is just 5 lindens, no group needed.

Next up, this boho bangle is from a shop called Shake, and you’ll find it at the Hashtag 7 Colors of the Rainbow event as well. This gift is a FREE one with no need for a group. The bracelet is able to be resized via touch menu. I love the detail in this piece of jewelry, if you look close, it has what looks to me like a cat face in the center of the design. I’m not sure if that was intentional or a happy accident, either way it makes me like it even more.

The last of the gifts from the Hashtag 7 Colors of the Rainbow event that I intend to show are these super sexy high-waist skinny pants from Hi-lo. They are also just 5 lindens. I love these pants. They are one of those staple wardrobe items, everyone should own a pair. The style is timeless, and they are great with a wide variety of tops from sweaters to crops. This 5 linden gift comes in fitmesh sizes, and a body specific size for Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink bodies.

Finally, because this look just wouldn’t be complete without some sultry red lipstick, LIVIA recently put out a set of gorgeous glittery lipsticks on the Marketplace. The Fall Shimmer set includes 5 shades of sparkly lipstick that range in color from gold to red. They are perfect fall shades. For just 5 lindens you get this set in classic system layers, a Catwa applier, a Fiore applier, a Lelutka applier, and an Omega applier. This is a generous gift well worth the 5 lindens, however you can also get this gift for FREE! If you’re not lazy like I am, you can head over to the LIVIA in-world location and pick up this gift for FREE with your LIVIA group tag. The LIVIA group is FREE to join.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Nayeli –  variety

Skin/Head Applier – Essences – #10 Essences [Tony M01] – Currently @Shiny Shabby

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Lipstick – LIVIA::Fall Shimmer Lipstick – 5L on the Marketplace or FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Jacket – Addams // Charlize Biker Jacket // Black

Bodysuit – Alpha Female – :Make Me bodysuit – 5L @Hashtag 7 Colors of the Rainbow

Bangle  – *.:Shake:.* Filigree  Boho Bracelet – FREE Gift @Hashtag 7 Colors of the Rainbow

Pants – Hi-Lo * High Waist Skinny – #3 – 5L @Hashtag 7 Colors of the Rainbow

Shoes – EMPIRE Tagetes – Past Group Gift *Originally Shown Here 

Body/Hands /Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by WetCat &  Indigo

**Location – Time Portal

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Slowly Going Nowhere

Slowly Going NowhereHello again Fab Free’rs! Finally it’s starting to feel like fall where I live. I’m excited to be able to dig out more of my fall wardrobe. Until now, my virtual wardrobe has had to support my love of cold weather clothing. That said, I also find I spend more time outside when the weather is colder. There was something interesting in unique about the “Acid Rain” group gift from Death Row Designs. While definitely not the ideal patio furniture, it certainly tells a story. I also styled my outfit for the cooler weather using a dollarbie hunt prize sweater from Vindiktive.

Role-play is such a huge part of Second Life, and even though I rarely participate in that aspect these days, I’m always inspired by creations in SL that lend themselves to storytelling. After all, story telling is essentially what role-play is all about. This FREE group gift chair and umbrella set from Death Row Designs does just that. The “Acid Rain” set of ruined furniture is highly detailed and has both male and female poses for the chair. Also included in the gift are two hand-held umbrellas which are not shown. When I saw this gift, I instantly thought about where these items had been, who they belonged to, what had happened. It made me think of situations where this furniture fit the scenario, like a post apocalyptic environment. The story started to unfold. That’s why I chose to share this unique gift with you. The Death Row Designs group is FREE to join, just wear your tag and click the gift vendor to get this gift.
THLH VindiktiveNext up, you guessed it, my sweater loving soul found another sweater! This one is the “The High Life Hunt” prize at Vindiktive. I’m not often a fan of high cropped sweaters, but this one I adore. I like the fall colors of the plaid, and the material texture looks like it would be soft and warm to the touch. I even like the mock turtleneck. This hunt is a dollarbie hunt, so the sweater costs just 1 linden. There are no groups to join, just head out to Vindiktive and hunt it down. Included in the package you’ll get the sweater in standard mesh sizes, as well as body specific sizes for Slink Physique, Slink Hour Glass, Maitreya Lara, Bellezia (Isis, Freya, Venus), and TMP. With all the sizes included, this top should be easy to wear for most mesh and classic avatars.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

HairRunaway – [RA] Daline Hair – Essential

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Skin/Head ApplierEssences – #10 Essences [Tony M01] – Currently @Shiny Shabby

Sweater – Vindiktive – The High Life Hunt – 1L THLH Prize

Jeans – Blueberry – Melanie – Maitreya/TMP/Belleza/Slink – Midnight

BootsWOot Wedge Boots

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

Chair w/Umbrella Death Row Designs -DRD- GG – Acid Rain – Stadium Chair and Umbrella – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

TruckConsignment – [Con.] Backyard Drive-In – Truck SKY A

*Pose (second photo) by WetCat

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Time for a Little SaNaRae

SaNaRae GiftsHello There Fab Free’rs, I’m back with some Fabulous “Halloween” gifts from the SaNaRae event. I know I know, Halloween has come and gone, but really it’s a state of mind, isn’t it? Okay maybe only in my world! Still the current round of SaNaRae started October 25th, and it’s ending on November 18th. That means there’s about a week left to snag several FREE group gifts. I picked out a few of my favorites that I thought looked well together. I call this look “the everyday goth”. I hope you like it!

Starting with the dress, it’s what caught my eye the most. I’m usually not into skulls, just a personal thing, but sometimes I think they work and for me this works. This FREE SaNaRae gift is by BADA. The dress comes in a single mesh size, and of course includes an alpha layer. Aside from the skull design on the top, I really like the almost iridescent look to the blue-green colored skirt.

Next up, these earrings are the FREE SaNaRae gift from Oxide. The best part about these, in my opinion, is that they look so well made. I instantly feel like they’d be heavy. The textures are also nice. This pair of earrings includes a color change hud that lets you pick between 3 dark colors for the stone, and gold or silver for the metal tones. I also like that the metal textures have more of a “brushed” look than an ultra shiny metallic look.

To go with the earrings, I chose this thin black choker with the little silver cross. This FREE SaNaRae gift comes from a shop called C.ment. In the package you’ll find this version of the choker, and one with a red cross rather than silver. The jewelry can be sized via touch script for easy fitting. I will say I had to size mine up quite a bit. I guess I have a big neck! lol That said, I love that chokers are so in right now.

Lastly, I adore this manicure by Nanika, also a FREE gift at SaNaRae. I have seen this spiderweb pattern with a black french tip before, but I think this version is particularly well done. It’s pretty and understated enough that it doesn’t scream Halloween, but still has that playful aspect. I would wear this every day. This manicure set comes with a single hud that works with Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya compatible nails.

**To get these Fabulous Freebies, you’ll need to join the SaNaRae group, and wear your group tag. The SaNaRae group is FREE to join.**

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – eXxEsS : JANA A

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Skin/Head Applier – Essences – Digby

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Earrings – OXIDE – Aja Earrings Set – FREE Group Gift @SaNaRae/Group is FREE to Join

Choker – C.ment :: choker sanarae gift silver – FREE Group Gift @SaNaRae/Group is FREE to Join

Dress – ^BADA^halloween gift – FREE Group Gift @SaNaRae/Group is FREE to Join

Manicure – .::Nanika::. Nails “Spider” Halloween GIFT – FREE Group Gift @SaNaRae/Group is FREE to Join

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by WetCat

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Cynful #bubbles

Cynful #bubblesHello Again Fab Free’rs! I’m happy to be here sharing the freebie love with you! Today’s post features my favorite type of shirt, sweaters/sweatshirts, and my favorite style of necklace, a choker. It’s not often that the two items look well together, but I think it made it work! I hope you like them.

For me one of the best things about fall is it’s generally the beginning of sweater weather. Unfortunately that hasn’t been the case for me this year in real life, it’s still a tad too warm for sweaters. Thankfully I get to retreat to Second Life and enjoy the sweaters anyway. This particularly cute sweater is a FREE group gift at #bubbles. Included in the gift you’ll find this sweater in several fitmesh sizes, and body specific sizes. I think the off-the-shoulder style of this sweater from #bubbles makes it extra cute!

The choker Pru is wearing is another group gift, this time from Cynful. This particular gift is a thank-you gift for all the awesome Cynful Clothing & Co. customers and group members. The mesh choker/collar has a hud that allows you to change the wording between various empowering words like “strength” or “slay”. While using the hud you can also change the metal color of the word, as well as the color of the choker. This playful piece of jewelry is FREE to all group members, and the Cynful group is FREE to join.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

HairenVOGUE – HAIR Amelie – Dark Colors

Skin/Head Applier – Essences – Digby

Eye-makeup/Lashes/Extra FrecklesSlack Girl

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Choker – [Cynful] Gratitude Choker  – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Sweater – #bubbles Mustache Sweater – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Jeans – Blueberry – Pizza Jeans

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

Pose by WetCat

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Ombre Polka Dots

Polka dotsHey There Fab Free’rs! Welcome back, and thanks for being here. So I want to tell you, I’ve tried my darnedest to get a really cool in world shot of this outfit at various locations around the Second Life grid, and my laptop is just not having it this week! It’s a cranky little thing some days. I really wanted to show off this group gift dress from !gO! paired with the group gift hair from redMint as much as I could. These plain background shots will have to do. Both of these gifts are beautifully unique, hopefully my photos do them enough justice.

Starting with this messy long pony tail hairstyle from redMint, how lovely is this style? I adore the idea of a long messy hairdo, it reminds me of ’90s grunge fashion. I also really do enjoy the hair color of this FREE group gift; the group is FREE to join. The color is a pale grey with hints of blue-green, and purple. It instantly made me think of the “sterling” hair color that has been showing up all over my social media feeds. As per usual with most redMint gifts, this one comes in the color shown only. You’ll find two sizes however.

This ombre orange and purple polka-dotted dress with it’s white collar and cuffed sleeves makes me think of Wednesday Addams, and gorgeous fall sunsets. Once again, !gO! has put out a beautiful gift for their group members. This is the sort of outfit that would be perfect for a Halloween party that you didn’t want to wear a costume to, but still wanted to be festive. The dress comes in body specific sizes as well as standard mesh sizes.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – ( r e d ) M i n t > gG 10’16 – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join  

Skin/Head Applier – Essences – Digby

Head/Lipstick – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Dress – !gO! Wednesday dress – Group Gift Version – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by WetCat

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