Sunday, March 29, 2020

Bundle of Dove

Hiya everyone! Tonight I am excited to show you some of the many exclusive selections from the Bundle of Dove event. You may remember this event as its former name DAZZLE, and it is organized by the same terrific person (Palomma Casanova) who owns The Free Dove :) There are many participating designers who are all offering an exclusive selection for the Hello Sunshine theme, among other offers in most cases, so you are bound to find something special to catch your fancy. I even found two free gifts to brighten everyone's visit. Our event is open until the 14th of April, so you have time to pick up demos and return when you decide. I am linking each store's name in my ending credits to their specific display location, but I hope you will enjoy exploring the whole beautiful area, crossing the rope bridges and appreciating the seasonal scenery.


My first look is the {WitchCraft} Lore Dress, their beautiful exclusive with sheer midriff, floaty detached sleeves, and delicate polka dots. The dress comes in sizes for eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. There is also a HUD provided with 6 color choices, two of which you can see above. All this is only $120L and exclusively at the Bundle of Dove. 


Next we see the exclusive offer from {Melt} called Dallas Dress. It has an asymmetrical hemline gathered on one side, with stripes of various designs on the skirt and a solid top with cap sleeves. The dress is included in eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, with a HUD featuring 9 color options and 4 belt choices. The belt has 2 colors, with or without the heart closure in front. This treat is $150L at the Bundle of Dove event.


We also stop by the Moonstar display, where you will find this cute free gift called Mesh Hello Spring Dress and Panties. The dress has an image of a girl with a crown of flowers feeding some happy birds, and the pastel colors are sweet for welcoming spring as well. Our gift includes sizes for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and even a standard version for classic avatars. The lace panties come in a system/BOM layer as well as an Omega applier, and you are about to see them in my next photo :)


The lacy Moonstar panties came in handy for me to show you the top from FK Papillon, which is named after the store itself. This flirty tank top is raised on one side, in a deep burgundy with a butterfly and the word "Papillon" on the front. It is provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizing.

Are any of you playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? I am brand new to the Animal Crossing franchise, well I play the tablet Pocket Camp app which is totally different but this is my first experience with the regular game system versions and I like it so far :) Only 2 days in, but it is a nice way to pass the time when you are home all day. I still have so much to learn, that's for sure! I have been reading through a guide online that so far has been very helpful. Otherwise there is not much new here, I am just trying to stay calm and healthy which is exactly what I wish for all of you. Many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Dress: {WitchCraft} Lore Dress $120L Bundle of Dove Exclusive

Photo 2:
Dress: {Melt} Dallas Dress $150L Bundle of Dove Exclusive

Photo 3:
Dress: MESH Hello Spring Dress and Panties by Moonstar $0L Bundle of Dove Gift

Photo 4:
Top: FK Papillon Top FK-papillon $0L Bundle of Dove Gift


Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Jacica - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - JULIE dew (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Time For a Twisted Weekend

Hiya everyone! Tonight I chose some more Twisted Spring 2020 Hunt prizes to show you, even though the time for the hunt is drawing to a close (the 31st of the month) because there were still so many treats that I hadn't shared yet. Also I am thinking some of you may be spending more time in-world since our real world is not as safe these days. The prizes are worth rushing for, as you can clearly see :) In tonight's looks, you will get quite an eyeful as a matter of fact, with some revealing images that really show off the designers' hard work (among other things).


My first look is a set of side hunt prizes, as [QE]Designs was feeling particularly generous towards this round's hunters. There are 4 mini hunt gifts and you can see all of them here, the [QE] Futura Top - Twisted, Futura Skirt - Twisted, Futura Sleeves - Twisted, and Abby Boots - Twisted. Each one is provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies, with a materials enabled versions of each size. The skirt even includes a "coochie cover" for each size, a little modesty for down below.


Next we see the two main prizes from [QE]Designs, which are in two separate cubes. The outfit is the [QE] Celestia Harness Set - Twisted, paired with the [QE] Futura Thigh High Plats - Twisted. The harness set consists of the top, bottom, and pasties, each in versions with and without materials in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing. As for the boots, they are platform peeptoes with a honeycomb design, in the same sizes as the harness set. These are really sexy outfits, and you can mix and match them if you wish. The bottom and pasties of this set come in handy to show off some body art in my next two images...


+Fallen Gods Inc+ has 3 colors of this very theme-appropriate Binary Matrix tattoo, a unisex gift in system/BOM layers plus Omega appliers for each color. On the left I am wearing Acid, on the right Matrix, and the other (not shown) is called Turquoise. They are rather similar in my windlight, with Matrix leaning a bit more blue, and all are very intriguing. The bars even make a brief appearance on the face, then all the way down to the lower leg.


Next we take a peek at the [S&T] Twisted Cyber Angel Tattoos (Unisex) from Sew & Tell. This gift includes system/BOM layers and an Omega applier, in angelic white with a barcode on the left collarbone and a cool circuitry design throughout. The center of the back between the wings reminds me of one of the sides of the lament cube's design :) I'm sure that is intentional. 


My final look amuses me because of the drastic change from like 2% covered up to 98% covered up ;) It is the Applique` Chic prize called AC: Twisted Cyber Chic, and everything you see here is included. The top, pants, boots, and fingerless gloves each come in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous versions. The sheen on the fabric makes me think latex, and I appreciate the design from the cube appearing on the front of the jacket.

It was a decent day, although I think I offended my parents when I shared a video that a doctor made to show us how to clean off groceries and takeout food because it mentioned not to let your relatives over 60 go shopping. They are both in their 70s and insist on shopping themselves, which they have to do for my 93 year old grandma as well. They got food from the farmers market (usually only open Saturdays) today for themselves and picked up my order as well, so I won't even be going out tomorrow after all. I am some strange combo of disappointed and relieved, since the fresh air would be good but I know they meant well and I will technically be safer. I have lots of tasty meals for the next few days, and I am grateful for that :) Things may be uncertain these days, but I believe kindness and a positive attitude can still make a difference. I hope you're all having a safe and happy day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from Twisted Spring 2020:

Photo 1:
Top: [QE]Designs Futura Top - Twisted $0L Mini Hunt Prize
Skirt: [QE] Futura Skirt - Twisted $0L Mini Hunt Prize
Sleeves: [QE] Futura Sleeves - Twisted $0L Mini Hunt Prize
Boots: [QE] Abby Boots - Twisted $0L Mini Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Outfit: [QE] Celestia Harness Set - Twisted $0L Hunt Prize
Boots: [QE] Futura Thigh High Plats - Twisted $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. Binary Matrix $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Tattoo: Sew & Tell [S&T] Twisted Cyber Angel Tattoos (Unisex) $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Outfit: Applique` Chic AC: Twisted Cyber Chic $0L Hunt Prize


Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Jacica - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - SEARCHING cotton candy (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Friday, March 27, 2020

Sn@tch is Done Dirt Cheap

Hiya everyone! Tonight I finally had all the pieces to show you the newest Sn@tch Fish 4 This fishing set, Done Dirt Cheap, which is exciting for a few reasons. One, the 23 piece set of clothing and accessories is free to catch with your 7 Seas fishing rod (not free, but purchase it once at Sn@tch or the marketplace for example, and you can use it for all future sets and anywhere you see the 7 Seas logo) and is just a really versatile set to collect. But the most important reason is that it means that the Sn@tch designer, Ivey, is gradually working her way back to being inworld and creating new releases :) This warrior has been fighting health battles since last autumn, so I am excited beyond words to see that she is back! A little about the set...there are 6 mesh tops and 6 pairs of pants, all in standard mesh sizes plus versions for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous bodies. There is also a skirt in all those sizes except the Voluptuous. There is a tattoo in system/BOM layer and an Omega applier, a choker with heart shaped lock, fishnets and socks in system/BOM layers plus an Omega applier, boots with a 10 color HUD, and 3 colors of a fun hairstyle in two sizes each. As a quick reminder since it's been several months since my last Sn@tch fishing post, all prizes are transferable so you can swap your spares with your friends to complete the set even faster. It is probably changing fairly soon, so I would hurry!


My first look starts with the hair, Sn@tch Daisy Hair in Black/Blonde. I love the layered curls which really accentuate the ombre! I am wearing a default hairbase from my Genus head's HUD, as the hairline just looked like it needed a little something to fit my shape. I am wearing the Sn@tch Ever Striped Crop Top in Wine, paired with the Sn@tch Velvet Jeans in matching Wine. I even chose the coordinating color from the boots' HUD, the Sn@tch Bella Suede boots which are caught separately and so is that HUD. 


Next I changed into the Teal versions of the Ever Striped Crop Top and the Velvet Jeans. You can see the studs down the sides of the pant legs in this view, great details :) I used the HUD to change the boots to a charcoal shade, just for variety.


This pretty Daisy Hair is the Black/Purple version, which seemed to call for the Purple version of the Velvet Jeans. I also changed to the White variety of the Ever Striped Crop Top, which will look fantastic with any color of pants or even the skirt. Did you notice my other addition? That would be the Sn@tch Slither Tattoo, a red/black/white striped snake whose tail is just above my belly button and whose tongue is darting out to taste my neck. The rest of him is coiled beneath the shirt of course, since he found a warm place to get comfy in my cleavage. 


The slithery body art goes well with the Ever Striped Crop Top in Red, and matching Velvet Jeans in (you guessed it) Red. I also added the Sn@tch Sid Choker in Pewter, which now looks like it is being licked by the snake ;) I also switched to the Daisy Hair in White, a pale silvery tone that will go beautifully with any color outfit you wear.


For my last look of the evening, I am sporting the Ever Striped Crop Top in Green, with the Sn@tch Velvet Skater Skirt in Black. It is just short enough to really show off the Sn@tch Fishnets & Socks, which are two separate system/BOM layers, underwear and sock. It seemed appropriate to change the boots to black, although green would have been a fun choice too :) 

The local news has not been encouraging, but it seems like the numbers of positive tests and related deaths are rising all over the country. All I can really do is try to focus on anything positive that I can, and friendship is the main thing that comes to mind. Tomorrow is my usual visit to my parents' for dinner, then Saturday I am most likely going to pick up food from the farmers market with their new guidelines for safety. In SL there are events to enjoy, and just spending time with Xan there is always heartwarming for me ♥. I hope you're all staying safe and doing well, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Fishing Prizes from Sn@tch:

Photo 1:
Hair: Sn@tch Daisy Hair (Black/Blonde) $0L Fishing Prize
Top: Sn@tch Ever Striped Crop Tops (Wine) $0L Fishing Prize
Pants: Sn@tch Velvet Jeans (Wine) $0L Fishing Prize
Boots: Sn@tch Bella Suede Boots $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 2:
Top: Sn@tch Ever Striped Crop Tops (Teal) $0L Fishing Prize
Pants: Sn@tch Velvet Jeans (Teal) $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 3:
Hair: Sn@tch Daisy Hair (Black/Purple) $0L Fishing Prize
Top: Sn@tch Ever Striped Crop Tops (White) $0L Fishing Prize
Pants: Sn@tch Velvet Jeans (Purple) $0L Fishing Prize
Tattoo: Sn@tch Slither Tattoo (Omega & System) $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 4:
Hair: Sn@tch Daisy Hair (White) $0L Fishing Prize
Top: Sn@tch Ever Striped Crop Tops (Red) $0L Fishing Prize
Pants: Sn@tch Velvet Jeans (Red) $0L Fishing Prize
Necklace: Sn@tch Sid Choker (Pewter) $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 5:
Top: Sn@tch Ever Striped Crop Tops (Green) $0L Fishing Prize
Skirt: Sn@tch Velvet Skater Skirt (Black) $0L Fishing Prize
Tights: Sn@tch Fishnets & Socks $0L Fishing Prize


Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - SEARCHING cotton candy (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Twisted Cyberpunk Treats

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have more Twisted Spring 2020 Hunt prizes to share, all in their Cyberpunk theme and many featuring the hunt color of electric teal. The prizes are all free, and hidden in slowly rotating cubes within 30 meters of the landing spot at each store. There are no hints except the ones you can ask for in the group chat of the Twisted group, and there can be up to 13 visible decoys in addition to the real prize cube. If you see a twisted easel at a store, please do click it and read the notecard so you will know if that stop is offering multiple prizes, a side hunt, special related sales, or something else extra :) Sometimes they offer a hint in that notecard too. If you've never done a Twisted hunt before, this link has helpful information to read through.


My first outfit is the female prize from MoonliteCat Creations called MLCC Pong Cyber Punk Womens Teal Outfit. The jacket comes in classic M and fitmesh M sizes along with mesh body versions for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous. The skirt comes in a similar set of sizes: classic (S, M, L), fitmesh (S, M, L), Freya, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous. Even the matching bracelets are provided for both the left and right wrists. So many terrific details here! I chose to add a necklace as well, our prize from Gallery One called Twisted Cyberpunk Pendant. The black double cord holds a round pendant with 5 textures to choose from via HUD, two of which are shown in the inset of the photo. All are on a teal background, so they will match most of the Twisted gifts perfectly.


This striking bodysuit is the MI.CO Twisted Hunt CyberPunk 2020 Space Jumper, the main prize at that location. It comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous mesh bodies, and that texture is animated! The shades of blue and green actually swirl around, something you will have to see in person to fully appreciate :)


**DSO** is one of the many stores with side hunts, and for this look I combined the female main prize with just one of their several side hunt gifts :) The **DSO** Jill Outfit THS20 consists of the long jacket and the pants/boots combo each in classic (S, M, L) and fitmesh (M, L) sizes plus versions for Freya, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous mesh bodies. The **DSO** Arm Bands - THS20 are a side hunt prize, with upper and lower parts for each arm. They look fantastic with the main prize, don't they? The side hunt is actually shared with MoonliteCat Creations, the creator of the very first outfit in tonight's post, so work your way through that maze and you can claim the side hunt goodies from both stores!


Next we take a look at the +Inner Mantra+ Twisted Hunt Gift Female, which adds a little bit of seduction to the cyberpunk style with the sheer panel in the back of the tank top. The top and pants are provided in system/BOM layers and Omega appliers, while the boots are sized for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. (Advice: if you are wearing a different body or a classic avatar, just alpha out your feet and try the boots on to see which provides the best fit for your shape) There is also a mens prize and a mini hunt with even more treats for all.


My final look of the evening is a prize that gave me a much needed chuckle :) It is the BLASPHEMIC - TALI TANK - TwISteD, and it comes in sizes for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. The front reads "I'm NOT Sick I'm Twisted", then beneath that smaller all in red is "Sick makes it sound like there's a cure!". I realize that a few may consider this inappropriate these days, but I know it has nothing to do with the current pandemic and prefer to focus on the twisted part of the statement and how it relates to the hunt. This hunt has been around for over a decade, and the group behind it (designers, organizers, and regular participants) have a strong sense of community that makes up the "twisted" identity. Oh, I left the pants on from the previous gift so that I would be wearing something on the bottom in this image ;) You probably have a favorite pair of jeans, pants, or maybe a fun skirt that you can pair this with already in your inventory.

The news continues to be worrisome in this area, with 2 deaths in the neighboring county (where I grew up and where my grandmother lives) reported in the past day. Both were people in their 80s, one of whom was in a nursing home, so I am concerned for the rest of their residents. I was relieved to hear from one of my best friends, she and her husband who is immunocompromised from cancer treatments are doing well and staying safe. These are such weird times, but I am so grateful that we have ways to keep in touch with people like texting, so we can be reassured quickly and easily. I'm old enough to remember what life was like before the internet and smartphones, and having to rely on landlines to talk to someone to make sure they were okay. I much prefer modern technology :) Please don't "ok boomer" at me though LOL, I am not quite that old. I am still trying to feel hopeful and positive, and most of all trying to be patient until the worst is past and we can regroup to find our new normal together. Many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from the Twisted Hunt:

Photo 1:
Outfit: MoonliteCat Creations MLCC Pong Cyber Punk Womens Teal Outfit $0L Hunt Prize
Necklace: Gallery One - Twisted Cyberpunk Pendant $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Outfit: MI.CO Twisted Hunt CyberPunk 2020 Space Jumper $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Outfit: **DSO** Jill Outfit - THS20 $0L Hunt Prize
Arm Bands: **DSO** Arm Bands - THS20 $0L Side Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Outfit: +Inner Mantra+ Twisted Hunt gift Female $0L Hunt Prize 

Photo 5:
Top: BLASPHEMIC - TALI TANK - TwISteD $0L Hunt Prize


Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Elixir - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - SEARCHING cotton candy (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Twisted Goes Cyberpunk

Hiya everyone! Tonight we delve into the Twisted Spring 2020 Hunt, whose theme is Cyberpunk and color is electric teal. That means the spinning lament cubes are a vibrant teal color, with some transparent sections, which can make them tricky to see against certain backgrounds. This is billed as the hardest hunt in SL, and I do suggest reading the rules on their website before embarking on this challenge :) I will sum it up by saying that the prizes are free but you will earn them, hehe, and there can be several visible decoy cubes (named the same and sometimes with contents but not set for sale for $0L) and the cubes move frequently. You can request a hint by joining the group, and you will notice on the merchant list that many stores have side hunts...those can be amazingly challenging! One clever one was a "twist your own adventure" with multiple notecards that you choose what do to next by reading the pertinent card and following new instructions. I have always found that this hunt brings out so much creativity in the participants, and probably a special wicked side ;) Okay, now that you know what you're in for, let's see some of the generous prizes!


First we have one of the two prizes at Secrets of Gaia, the SoG Cyberpunk Bounty Hunter, and it is a fully loaded treat! The bionic arm top (short sleeves, left arm fully metallic) comes in sizes for Freya, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous bodies. The matching pants are provided in all the same sizes plus classic Medium and fitmesh Medium for classic avatars. There are bracers for each arm in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic, and an unrigged version. The belt and leg bands are each provided in Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. The boots are in a single size that will work easiest by hiding whatever feet you are sporting, and the ear spikes (left and right) are adjustable too. Do I look like a bounty hunter? :) I sure look ready for some sci-fi adventure!


My next look shows two of the 7 side hunt prizes from #hashbang!, who are offering male, female, and unisex gifts among their many prizes. The dress is called Luminous Dress - Neon, and it comes in fitmesh standard sizes along with eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine versions. There is also a HUD with 14 glow colors plus an X option to turn the glow off and change the straps to grey. My sunglasses are the unisex Mirrorshades - Twisted side hunt gift, which has a built in resize script and is in the hunt's shade of teal. One twist (pun intended) here is that the side hunt will actually lead you back to the main prize itself, so you can do the side hunt before finding the main cube.


Roped Passions has two main prizes (and several snarky decoy cubes!) to be found, male and female, then a side hunt with more gifts for us intrepid hunters. The ladies' main prize is the (RP) Volt Cyberpunk Corset Teal seen here, in standard mesh sizes plus Freya, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine versions. From the side hunt prizes I am wearing the matching Volt Cyberpunk Pants (Womens) which come in a system layer and an Omega applier, and the Volt Cyberpunk Boots (Womens). Even the halo of cubes spinning around my head is a prize, the (RP) Cyberpunk Cube Halo (Unisex). These are exact representatives of the hunt cubes for your very own, so you can relive your hunting experience whenever you wish.


Valkyr has provided 4 different gifts for the hunt, two female and two male outfits. This look is their *Valkyr* Grid Hunter F - Twisted Main Gift, consisting of body armor (vest), jacket, pants, and boots as shown. The body armor, jacket, and pants each come in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine, with the boots in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, and Physique versions. The back of the jacket is decorated with the twisted cube, and the store's name on the collar. 


My final look of the evening is the other Valkyr female prize, Grid Hunter F2 Twisted Main Gift 2. As you can see, it is a cool blue color rather than the teal of their first gift, and it includes all the same components in the same sizes. You could potentially mix and match these pieces between gifts if you were so inclined.

I hope you are all doing as well as possible in these uncertain times, and that you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe. Many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from The Twisted Hunt:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Secrets of Gaia SoG Cyberpunk Bounty Hunter $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: #hashbang! - Luminous Dress - Neon $0L Side Hunt Prize
Sunglasses: #hashbang! - Mirrorshades - Twisted $0L Side Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Top: Roped Passions (RP) Volt Cyberpunk Corset Teal $0L Hunt Prize
Pants: (RP) Volt Cyberpunk Pants (Womens) $0L Side Hunt Prize
Boots: (RP) Volt Cyberpunk Boots (Womens) $0L Side Hunt Prize
Halo: (RP) Cyberpunk Cube Halo (Unisex) $0L Side Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Outfit: *Valkyr* Grid Hunter F - Twisted Main Gift $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Outfit: *Valkyr* Grid Hunter F2 - Twisted Main Gift 2 $0L Hunt Prize


Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Elixir - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - ZELLA cotton candy (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Free is Fabulous

Hiya everyone! Tonight I am sharing the results of hopping around the grid with my "I am Fabulous" group tag active, which is courtesy of the FabFree in SL group. Joining their free group is a great way to keep up with the blog posts for the FabFree in SL website, of which I have been a huge fan for years :) Many of their participating designers offer group gifts for the FabFree members, and there have been many new additions recently which inspired me to grab a handful of gifts for this post.


First I visited COVETED! and claimed their FabFree gift, named Laced Denim in Persian Flowers. This top and skirt are each provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP sizing. The floral pattern is so pretty, and is complemented perfectly by the solid crimson top and waist.


Next stop, Ava Design, where we head upstairs and to the back wall (follow the red arrow from your map) to claim this Lydia Dress with Hud gift. Instead of clicking the image of the dress, for this one you will need to click the FabFree join sign which dispenses a folder with the gift inside. Our dress comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies, and the aforementioned HUD has 12 texture choices that have a mix of solids and animal prints. This dress is really flirty from behind, isn't it? The deep plunging back and sheer hem are terrific details.


Our FabFree gift from Tiar may be called Valentine Gift, but that doesn't mean you can only wear it mid-February :) It has a matching top and skirt in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP sizing, all in red with black hearts and trim. To find this and various other gifts, please follow the signs to the new free area which is to the left when you land. There is a FabFree gift for the guys too, which is always good news!


I also stopped by KingbalStores to claim the KS Outfit Mei Dress Black&Pink w/Belt. The top and skirt are one dress-like piece in fitmesh standard sizes as well as versions for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. The laced up boots are provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. If you are a member of other groups like I am, be sure to take a look around and see if there are others you can claim too, since there are several scattered about this location.


My final look of the evening is the Marina Set from FurtaCor. It starts with a romper that is two separate pieces (labeled up and down) each in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. The laced boots are provided in the same sizing which is very handy. Speaking of handy, you can probably guess that there is a HUD provided too, which lets you choose from 15 textures each for the top and panties, plus 3 colors for the boots and 2 for the lace. Now each top and panties texture button applies a matching lace color automatically, but after you choose the ones you want, you can then change the lace to either black or white if you prefer. Very versatile, and you know I appreciate the variety provided by HUDs :)

There is not much for me to say about my day, which might be a good thing...nothing new has happened, and my entire week's plans are to stay right here in my home until Friday which is dinner with my parents. They live about a mile away, and the tradition of spending that couple of hours a week with them is very important to all of us. Since we are being very cautious about the virus in general, I don't think our weekly dinners are a danger. I wash my hands as soon as I get there, and before I leave, and when I get home, and a dozen other random times during the meal. We are all going to have very dry skin on our hands from all this washing, aren't we? Maybe it will reduce other illnesses like colds and stomach bugs if we stay more vigilant about handwashing in the future. That would be a plus :) I hope you're all having a peaceful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts for FabFree in SL:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Laced Denim in Persian Flowers by COVETED! $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Ava Design Lydia Dress with Hud $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: Tiar Valentine Gift $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: KingbalStores KS OUTFIT MEI DRESS BLACK&PINK wBELT $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: FurtaCor*Marina Set $0L FabFree Group Gift


Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Kare - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - ZELLA cotton candy (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Monday, March 23, 2020

Still Welcoming Spring

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have more group gifts to share from the Welcome Spring event. It is a 35L Sunday event, so the group you need to join (for free) is the 35L Sunday VIP group, and that tag lets you click all the gift boxes at each display to claim these generous gifts. Don't let the "Sunday" part fool you, we have until the 31st of March to visit and pick up our gifts while enjoying $35L deals from each designer plus other deeply discounted selections. The designers clearly took this opportunity to show us how the new season can be reflected in their products, whether those are fashion or home decor or whatever creative endeavors they prefer. With the gifts I am sharing, I am focused on fashion as usual :)


For my first look, I am feeling flirty in the bandana top from **Mistique** called Felicia Black. It is tied in the back with full coverage in the front, a style I find to be elegant in its simplicity. The gift includes Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing. My jeans here are the Delizio marketplace freebie I wear here quite often, and that generous gift includes several colors in system/BOM layers plus Maitreya and Omega appliers. I am wearing the Light Blue system layer with my BOM compatible Maitreya body here and in the next photo.


Those jeans came in handy here too, as I kept them on to slide into the gift from Dore Papillon Boutique. Their DPB Deborah Blouse - White & Peach 1 comes in a Maitreya size, and just as the name says it has white trim against a lovely pastel peach shade. I think this would look very pretty with various styles of skirt, or maybe you might prefer some sort of leggings or tights beneath.


Next I was delighted to try on the gift from {Melt} called Posie Dress, a short tank dress blooming with beautiful flowers. It is provided in sizes for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. I think it's just short enough to double as a long top if you prefer, so it is up to you if you feel like wearing leggings or something beneath. I tend to get very mixy-matchy sometimes with wardrobe pieces like that.


I cannot decide how to describe this next gift, other than to declare it strikingly beautiful! This is the Camila Groupgift from [EvelineInTheBox], and it has a deep navel-baring V neckline trimmed in lace, with an uneven hemline and vibrant pastel rainbow gradient coloring. Is it meant to be a dress, a nightgown, a beach coverup, or a flowing blouse? I would say that is up to you to choose :) I might wear it most often in the spring or summer with capri jeans layered beneath, then in the summer atop a swimsuit or as is. The gift consists of sizing for Freya, Isis, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies.


I managed to turn my final photo of the evening into an abstract art project, LOL, in an effort to show you multiple designs from this thoughtful gift. My stiletto nails here are the Bento Nails Mesh Wet Shine - Fatpack from StunnerOriginals, with sizes for Maitreya and Slink hands. Just use your hands' HUD to hide their own nails, add the corresponding mesh nails from this folder, then add your HUD to choose from 12 gorgeous styles. All 10 nails will immediately wear the same selected design at once, which is why I got carried away trying to layer pieces of 3 images so you could see multiple water droplet-speckled options at once :) The pastel ombre looks perfect with that gift I showed in the prior photo, and there is a solid black with drops that is a fun neutral for your darker fashions. 

I had such a terrible headache this evening that I wound up interrupting this blog post by lying down for about half an hour, which is very unusual for me to do. The good news is that it helped, so whatever is causing my frequent headaches will remain a mystery I suppose. This headache was almost like a migraine (not something I get but family members have so I've seen them second hand) in that I was sensitive to sounds, although not to light, so again mysterious. *shrug* I am glad to be back and feeling okay, and my plan is to focus on any small positives I can find :) I follow dozens of instagram and twitter accounts for cute animals, so I am able to soothe myself with those videos and pictures with a few quick clicks. I am also really grateful to Xan for his supportive nature and ability to listen to my worries without ever being dismissive. He helps me refocus on healthier things, and I love him for it ♥. We are both worried for older family members, so we understand those impulses in each other. I know most of you are probably feeling the strain as well, and you're all in my thoughts and best wishes. Many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts for 35L Sunday Welcome Spring:

Photo 1:
Top: **Mistique** Top Felicia Black $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Top: Dore Papillon Boutique DPB Deborah Blouse - White & Peach 1 $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: {Melt} Posie Dress gift $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: [EvelineIntheBox] Camila Groupgift $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Nails: .:: StunnerOriginals ::. Bento Nails Mesh Wet Shine - Fatpack $0L Group Gift


Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Kare - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - ZELLA cotton candy (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)