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Last Gasp

Last Gasp

To the last, I grapple with thee;
From Hell’s heart, I stab at thee;
For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee.
– Herman Melville
(and this year’s winter)

I’m just so over you….

With the first day of calendar spring just a few short days away, one would think that the sun would be shining, the birds singing and flowers beginning to rise from the ground….
Nope, I was hit with a late winter surprise this week. I’m ready for short sleeves shirts and shorts, but it isn’t happening anytime soon, at least according to the weather report.
Today’s look was hard to find. Everyone is thinking spring and I had to fall back into winter. I remembered seeing a past group gift at Costarlos still out and decided to grab it before spring is here to stay. The Red Jacket with Shirt and Tie was a FREE Christmas gift to members that is still available and was very fitting for today. And I am still wearing the Black Pants, part of the $1L The Best of You Hunt gift from Wilson’s Designs.

Moving forward…

I’m so hoping that this is the final burst of winter. But at least it allowed me to show you some group gifts from Yack. By joining the group for FREE, you can pick up both the Waze Hat and the Zurich Scarf. Each comes with its own texture HUD to match your outfit. While at Yack, I also grabbed the FREE Basic Line Sunglasses. They come in three colors, black, blue and gold to keep the snow glare off your eyes.
Say goodbye winter. Don’t let the door hit you in the snowdrift. 😁

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Carson is wearing …

Outerwear: Costarlos – Jacket with Shirt & Tie (Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Pants: Wilson’s Designs – Black Pants (The Best of You Hunt $1L)
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Accessory: Yack – Waze Hat /w HUD (Free Group Gift $0L/$Ll to join)
Accessory: Yack – Zurich Scarf /w HUD (Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Accessory: Yack – Basic Line Sunglasses (Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)

Pose – RK Poses

Sim: Hiakru

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Open 24/7

Aesthetics Post 2

Hunting through the night…

One of the great things about Second Life is that it’s open all night. If you can’t sleep you can do the same things you would do during the daytime hours. And one of the things I like doing when i can’t sleep is participating in hunts. The Springtime Aesthetic Hunt just started and I’m finding all kinds of goodies with the Aesthetic (and sometimes other) bodies in mind. Today’s look comes by way of Sin Original. I’m showing the Oliver Tee and Derek Jeans for the Aesthetic body, but also included in the $1L hunt gift are styles and sizes listed below:

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • SLink
  • TMP
  • Classic mesh sizes XS_XL

The Springtime Aesthetics Hunt continues through March 31st. You can find a list of participating stores [HERE]. Happy Hunting!

Aesthetic Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Sin Original – Oliver Tee & Derek Jeans (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Shoes: Wilson’s Designs – Combat Boots in black
Mesh Body: (NIRAMYTH) – AESTHETIC – Advanced Mesh Body – ENZO 1.8
Hair: Exile: Better Days

Sim: Warehouse District

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CC Rider

Aesthetic Post 1

Going Momoa…

No you haven’t changed the channel … I’ve (temporarily) changed my look to bring you some of the great gifts from the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt. I’m starting off the hunt by  riding my way… (crickets) … to the stores on a hunt gift by Reckless Pride Chopper. The Gold Don’t Fear The Reaper Chopper is a custom chopper built and posed for avatars with Aesthetic bodies. I took this baby out for a spin and had loads of fun.

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Unbuttoned…

My clothing choice is the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt gift from Wilson’s Designs. The New Jeans and Unbuttoned Shirt for Aesthetic bodies is great for hitting the open road or even along side of it. All the gifts on this hunt are available for just $1L. You can get a look at all the hunt gifts [HERE] as well as slurls and hints for the participating stores. The Springtime Aesthetics Hunt runs from February 15th – March 31st And ladies… don’t get used to THIS… the body is a loaner not a keeper 😉

Aesthetics Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Wilson’s Designs – AESTHETIC -New Jeans and Unbuttoned Shirt (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L )
Mesh Body: (NIRAMYTH) – AESTHETIC – Advanced Mesh Body – ENZO 1.8
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Tanner Rigged-Mesh LOMG HAIR
Motorcycle: Reckless Pride Chopper – Gold Don’t Fear The Reaper Chopper By A.J. Hunt (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)

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Made it to the Weekend

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Finally Saturday…

What a long, strange week it has been. But I’ve made it through to the other side unscathed (barely.. I may be coming down with a cold). Now it is time to relax and unwind on the deck. Today’s look is one of the gifts on The Love Hunt. You can find the John Blue Pullover &  Dark Blue Jeans at Wilson’s Designs. This true-to-life outfit (not kidding, I am wearing this same outfit for realz) can be yours for just $1L if you find the hunt gift. Time for me to let the stress leave my shoulders and relax….

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Wilson’s Designs  – John Blue Pullover &  Dark Blue Jeans  (Love Hunt – $1L)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Sim: Private

 

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Rules to Live By

Orchid - Wilsons Designs

 

Breaking (some of) the rules…

Upon my return, I set down some rules to live by. How have I done with that list? Some I’ve stuck to, a few have been amended  and a couple have been thrown completely out the window. I can sometimes still be a Grumpy Cat, but the rules behind me are simple and easy to live by. The Art Pallet by ::cute as f*ck::: is part of the Fresh Start Hunt that ends Sunday February 12th, so there is still time to find this $1L hunt gift.

Love me some graffiti…

Orchid has a new group gift out for the guys. The Marcello Graffiti Shirt is a FREE (pay $1L Get $1L returned) group gift to members. The Orchid group does cost $1L to join. I paired it with the FM Dark Blue Jeans from Wilson’s Designs, part of the hunt gift from the Love Hunt.( I’ll show the complete outfit later, as the shirt has been eaten by the dreaded inventory bug that has seemed to have hit me.) The Love Hunt has lots of $1L hunt gifts. You should check it out.

The power of Thor…

I was lucky enough to hop online just as Love was completing her photo shoot (she said she was finished modeling granny panties?!? HERE) and could use her backdrop if I wanted. The Lazy Weekend Skybox is featured at The Cosmopolitan Sales Room. The matching Lazy Weekend Decor can be picked up by playing the gacha for $50L per pull.

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: Orchid  – Marcelo Graffiti Shirt (free group gift / $0L /$1L to join)
Pants: Wilson’s Designs  – FM – Dark blue Jeans  (Love Hunt – $1L)
Footwear: Vale Koer – Vasiforms with Color Change HUD (FREE group gift / 0L / free to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Other Stuff…

Build – THOR – Lazy Weekend Skybox (featured @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Décor – THOR – Lazy Weekend Gacha Décor (50L per play @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)

Decor: ::cute as f*ck::: Art Pallet – (Fresh Start Hunt $1L)

 

Sim: Private

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Wilson's Merry Christmas Hunt

Now it’s the middle of the night on the open road…

I heard that a certain someone was complaining that I didn’t have a car. WELL... I just happened to come across one sitting on the edge of the road. It had a hastily written sign stuck to the windshield that simply read “FREE”. Who am I to look a free car in the mouth… err… or something like that. I finally got the old girl started (just to be clear, I mean the car) and I drove it down to Wilson’s Designs were there is still time left to find the Brown Leather Jacket and Blue Slacks, the hunt prize on the Merry Christmas Hunt. Find the prize and it can be yours for just one shiny Linden ($1L). The Merry Christmas Hunt runs through January 2nd.

The heater don’t work and it’s oh so cold.

It’s a good thing I’m wearing the Black Leather Booties,  a FREE group gift from Gabriel. It seems that this jewel of a car isn’t wanting to start. I am also still wearing (and possibly will never take off) the FREE A&D Clothing Top Gun Glasses you can still get under the tree at Cosmopolitan, that I previously showed [HERE]. Maybe if I get out and push then pop the clutch, it will start. If all else fails, I can always call Serena to come pick me up…. ummm why did her phone go straight to voicemail?

 

Wilson's Designs Merry Christmas Hunt


Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Wilson’s Designs – Brown Leather Jacket and Blue Slacks – Merry Christmas Hunt 2016 $1L

Accessories: A&D Clothing – Top Gun Glasses w/HUD Cosmopolitan Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Shoes: Gabriel – Black Leather Bootie Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Banquo

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The Librarian

Wilson's Designs POE Wood Works POE & Pose

Who can get your attention
With a booming voice?
Or quiet the room
With a soft shush?
The Librarian

Who can find that particular book?
You know…
The one with that guy…
Doing that thing…
With the yellow cover?
The Librarian

Who can solve your technology issues
By saying…
Have you tried…
Turning it off
And on again?
The Librarian

Who would much rather
Be left alone
To read the books
He will never have the time
To read.
The Librarian

                                                                                                        Carson Caiben

Carson is wearing…

Wilson’s Designs – Mesh Black Suit w/ Christmas accents  – Peace on Earth Hunt 9 FREE $0L

Body – ADAM  –  Male Mesh Body

Hair – Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Holiday Accessories – Wood Works – Faith, Hope and Joy Snow Globes – Peace on Earth Hunt 9 FREE $0L

Poses/Furnishings  –  Wood Works – Library Bookcase  $100L

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Blogger Attempts To Increase Popularity By Appearing Nearly Naked!

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With all the lovely Fab Free bloggers, I’m sure you will all be disappointed that the nearly-naked one is me. However, since I already have your attention, here is another helping of amazing prizes from the Menstuff Hunt. It is a 1L hunt, but many of the stores have put their prizes out for free! I realize that the outfit I am wearing will not appeal to every male avy on the grid. Some of us have very few opportunities to wear something like this. Being a blogger, though, is about helping all people find wonderful items. A great set of silks like this could come in handy one day for a rowdy intimate role play or a costume-based event, even if you are not naturally submissive. The Kanzi Silks in Brown from Lo Kajirus Designs are partially mesh, with flexi silk panels which move beautifully as you dance. In style, they have an Asian inspired design while maintaining a classic silk look appropriate for this kind of garment. This is a very sexy look, has tons of style and is a great item to pick up at only 1L.

In all of the pictures in this post, I am wearing a set of eyes I picked up in the Menstuff Hunt over at Avi-Glam. The FREE AG Frozen Eyes are a beautiful light silvery blue and are going right into my eye collection. I am especially excited because I was unfamiliar with Avi-Glam until now, so now I have another potential source of excellent quality eyes thanks to this hunt!

This pose is another prize from this Menstuff hunt. Hopefully, you are getting the idea of how broad the spectrum of hunt prizes is in this one-hundred-store hunt. The M-Sheer-Menstuff-10 from Pics n Poses is a particularly nice pose, best used highlighting the left shoulder and chest of the model. I used it turning slightly, to show more of the details in the front of the Kanzi Silks, and it worked nicely. This is a very nice FREE gift from the people at Pics n Poses.

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Slipping into something a little more comfortable (for you to see me in), this really great gray suit is the FREE Menstuff Hunt prize from (Red)Sand. The Pin Stripe Suit in gray is a set including a matching mesh pin stripe blazer and slacks. The blazer has the black, open-collar dress shirt integrated into it, and (Red)Sand thoughtfully included an optional gap hiding layer, just in case you need it. As it turns out, I did not. The fit was excellent on my avatar without it. The material looks soft and comfortable; it will go nicely in my smart casual wardrobe for those nights that call for a bit more than a T-Shirt and jeans.

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Oddity is an excellent store on Second Life and has created some truly amazing items, including a pair of group gift boots that are SO good, I changed the rules of my blog just so I could write them up! For the Menstuff Hunt, their prize is this unique fitmesh shirt featuring an excellent texture hud that they are giving to us for FREE! The Eivissa Mistic BASIC Shirt is definitely casual but highly attention getting with the realistic cloth textures and rich, decorative detailing. The buttons appear to be metal, standing out from the shirt and the button holes are closed loops, an eye-catching touch. The best part about the shirt, though, is the texture hud that comes with it. It offers the shirt in six colors, the trim in six colors, the buttons in six colors, plus it has two options for brightness and the choice of it being materials-enabled or not! If there was an award for most fantastic hud on Menstuff Hunt prize, Oddity would win it hands down for creating this prize!

The black jeans I chose to help show off this shirt are part of the Menstuff hunt prize from Wilson’s Designs. These are simply styled and carry a nice black denim texture making them a good choice for a go-to mesh set of basic black jeans. That isn’t all you’ll find in the hunt prize over at Wilson’s Designs. These jeans come with a gray, zippered men’s jacket, too, making the hunt prize even greater. For a FREE hunt prize, this is a very good pick up as well.

My last highlighted item this week comes from a creator who is one of my personal favorites. Over the years, Etham has made – and yes, even given away as hunt gifts – some gorgeous crosses. For this Menstuff hunt they have given us the Knight Cross Necklace in gold and black. Although it would look especially great in a Goth style outfit, it is still simple enough to be worn with more casual clothes. The Knight Cross Necklace comes with a short or long chain version and is offered to us for FREE from Etham.

I began this week’s post nearly naked; slithering about to some intoxicating world beat music under the glare of the hot desert sun, and managed to end the post sharing with you my affinity for the crosses Etham has produced over the years. I, my friends, am not easily pigeon-holed. As a blogger, that means I am inclined to share a wide variety of items instead of just those that are “my style”. Or, it might just mean I am crazy. Either way, have fun looking for the little blue T-Shirts that hold the Menstuff prizes in them, and I will be seeing you on the grid very soon!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Silks – Lo Kajirus Designs Kanzi Silks in Brown  (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Note – The Kanzi Silks come with the jewelry included in the gift!
The picture of me in the Kanzi Silks was taken at Parvana.

Eyes – Avi-Glam AG Frozen Eyes in Blue (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Pose – Pics n Poses M-Sheer-Menstuff-10 (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Pin Stripe Casual Suit – (Red)Sand Pin Stripe Suit in gray  (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Wavy Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

Shirt – Oddity ~Eivissa~ Mistic *BASIC* Fitmesh Shirt w/texture hud (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Black Jeans – Wilson’s Designs Mesh Black Jeans (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Cross Necklace – Etham – Knight Cross Necklace in gold and black (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Hair (Bottom pic)- Jaryth’s Barber Shop David Mesh Hair w/hud (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu

I have never mentioned this before but many of the pictures I take for blogging are shot at a FREE photo studio, Karu’s Korner Photo Studio. You really should stop by one day, they have some very nice equipment there and it is free to use.

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It’s FATE: Friday Guy Day is BACK!

Blogging soon!

FATEwear is celebrating it’s first anniversary, and as a treat for subscribers, is giving out this awesome Leon jacket! It comes with a HUD so you can choose from 15 different colors, and there’s even a version with the hood up. New FATEwear subscribers can receive this gift simply by hitting the subscribo. Current subscribers should already have received the gift, but in case you missed it (like I did), head over to the main store, unsubscribe, and then re-subscribe. Works like a charm! 😀 My shoes have been shown before, but bear repeating. These unisex leather sneakers are from DUH!, and include a white pair in the box for just 10L. BUT…  they are FREE for new residents under 30 days! See our FabFree ’30 Days List for more great freebies for new residents.

Blogging soon!

After a long wait, Aeva // Heartsick finally has a new men’s group gift out! Elijah Beardy comes in 9 different skin tones, and includes 2 shapes, eyelash layers, and teeth layers. If beards aren’t your thing, check out The Wash Cart Sale, where Aeva // Heartsick is selling 3 non-bearded skin tones of Elijah for just 10L each. Love showed them here a few days ago. My bracelet and ring are both new group gifts at Chop Zuey Couture. There is also a pair of men’s earrings that match the ring.

The pigs cheat at cards. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – Aeva // Heartsick Elijah Tone 3 Beardy (group gift / free to join)

Shape – REDGRAVE Chris (not free)

Eyes – IKON Lucid Eyes Optimism (not free)

Hair – REDGRAVE Chris (not free)

Shirt – FATEwear Jacket Leon (0L / Subscribo gift)

Pants –  Wilson’s Designs Men’s Jeans (past group gift / no longer free)

Shoes – DUH! Unisex Black Leather Sneakers (10L or free for new residents under 30 days)

Bracelet – Chop Zuey Couture The Bakersfield Bracelet (group gift / 350L to join)

Ring – Chop Zuey Couture Pinwheel Men’s Ring (group gift / 350L to join)

Poses by aDORKable Poses (not free)

Location – Kittens Heaven and Uncertain Smile Poses


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Elite Sounds of Jazz

Wilsons - Elite Sounds of Jazz Tuxedo

Need a new date place or just a new tuxedo to hit all the formal night spots? Look no further than the Elite Sounds of Jazz. Along with dancing, also wander the shopping mall and find the Elite Sounds of Jazz Tuxedo, a free gift from Wilson’s Designs new outlet store located there. Stop by and I’m sure you’ll see a familiar face or two.  🙂

* Wilson’s Designs – Elite Sounds of Jazz Tuxedo ($0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Elite%20Jazz%20Island/60/145/23

* Poses – OoO Studio
Not Free
http://slurl.com/secondlife/junkDrawer/52/58/30

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