Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saturday Advent Sweets

Hiya everyone! I am delighted as always to be sharing some Advent calendar gifts with you, it's my favorite time of year in SL because people seem generally nicer and there are generous gifts like these, and I can easily find plenty of holiday charity events inworld to spend lindens for excellent causes. Today I am sharing Advent calendar treats that either do not require a group membership, or there is a group tag needed but the group is free to join. Let's dive right in and peek at some gifts.


This is one of the Emerald Couture gifts for the day, there are 2 Advent calendars there and they are both distributing without a group tag. This eye-catching ensemble is EC Dice Dress Orange, and I usually avoid wearing orange with my auburn hair but this really looked too good to pass up. The gift includes system layers plus a HUD for Slink, Omega, Belleza, and Maitreya appliers for top and bottom, and the skirt panel in standard mesh sizes. Also in there you'll find the necklace, domino earrings, and matching Slink high sandals with such a cute dice pattern on them. This could be your lucky day if you claim it :)


After only 3 hours sleep in the past 24+ hours, this is absolutely the outfit RL me is craving! Our gift today from Moonstar is their Cats in Hats Onesie, and they are sweet black kitties in traditional Santa hats on the pattern. Also shown, a closer look at my beautiful eyes from Inkheart's Advent calendar today, their Prana Eyes in Envy. As with all their sets, these include system and mesh versions in 4 sizes each, this is Medium shown in mesh. This particular set attracted me with its tiny ring of brown in the middle, light green as the main shade, and that darker green almost becoming black at the edges. 


Entice is at it again, another lovely gift for their group members to pick up (free to join, wear your tag and pay $1L to the bauble bearing today's date and get immediately reimbursed along with the gift) called After Midnight Jeans in Green. These come in what I think of as the lucky 13 of mesh sizes, 5 standard plus 5 fitmesh along with Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions. The top is a marketplace gift from Baby Monkey, their Baby Tees Basics which come in several colors (system/Omega) and I chose red to look festive against the green jeans. 


I do love decorating my nails, and this Advent calendar gift from Go Frock Yourself is a seasonal surprise called Grinch Stole Christmas Nails. There are Belleza and Slink HUDs included, and each has 5 designs on a crisp white background. The tv show was just aired, I think the day after Thanksgiving, and I watched it with friends and family while nibbling on leftovers :) Good times, and fun nails that help me remember them.


It's no secret that I love Hello Dave's nails too, and this set simply called December 3rd is a perfect example of why. This advent gift (free group tag is needed to claim this one) is a Slink/Omega HUD with 5 designs, reminding me of ornaments for a tree...3 similar red and green polka dotted patterns, plus a solid red and solid green each with some glitter to help us feel sparkly. Love these, and I wore them with all the clothing above as well.

Whew, so much stress yesterday...my dentist appointment was a wasted trip, as they made a scheduling mistake and I was unable to get the fillings done so they recommended holding off on the cleaning as well...so the 20th is their first opening, early in the morning which is when I'd normally be blogging Advent stuff!! (It is about 8 AM here right now for comparison) I am stressing over the blog issue as much as the drilling and just the inconvenience of the fear then letdown that was my day. *deep breaths* I will find a way, I will survive, things are still generally good and in a couple hours I'll be off to those 2 terrific events nearby I mentioned yesterday. Then home to sleeeeeeep....

I hope this weekend is a glorious one for each of you, as we all deserve it, and magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
Photo 1:
Outfit: Emerald Couture EC Dice Dress Orange $0L Advent Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: Moonstar Cats in Hats Onesie $0L Advent Gift
Eyes: *Inkheart* - Prana Eyes - Envy $0L Advent Gift (Free Group Tag Needed)

Photo 3:
Shirt: Baby Monkey BM Baby Tees Basics $0L Marketplace Gift
Jeans: Entice - After Midnight Jeans - Green $0L Advent Gift (Free Group Tag Needed)

Photo 4:
Nails: Go Frock Yourself GFY-Grinch Stole Christmas Nail Appliers $0L Advent Gift

Photo 5:
Nails: Hello Dave - Nail Appliers - December 3rd $0L Advent Gift (Free Group Tag Needed)

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Xia - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ana Tan
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Friday, December 2, 2016

Day 2 of Advent Treats

Hiya everyone! Happy Friday to all of you, and I hope you are all ready to hop around the grid and pick up some wonderful Advent calendar gifts today. I found a few more calendars active today, which made me even more excited for this post :) I am focusing purely on Advent goodies today, so all of these are quite time-sensitive.


This first beauty is our Advent gift from Lemonade Couture, called Tulip Dress and labeled as Day 1 so I am not sure when the store owner will be changing this out. The lovely dress is included in many fitmesh sizes: standard (XS - L), Belleza, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, and TMP. The style is a combination of elegant and flirty, with the full skirt and fun bow.


Entice has this After Midnight Top in Gold as their Advent gift for today, just sport your group tag (free to join) and click the #2 on the advent board, pay the $1L and it will be automatically reimbursed. This comfy looking blouse comes in standard, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, and TMP sizes to fit just about all of us. Every great top deserves an equally great bottom, and the jeans here are a terrific Advent gift from +Facepalm+ for day two. Cleverly named Billie Jeans which immediately gave me a Michael Jackson earworm, these feature a HUD with 8 texture options for any mood...4 denim colors each in a new look and a distressed style. The black denim has some metallic gold peeking through so I thought it would work nicely with the gold blouse. These jeans are included in standard, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, and Slink Physique sizing.


Sparrow by Design is offering a beautiful skirt set called Winter Fantasy as their Advent gift for today, with the jacket and skirt each included in standard mesh sizes. Despite the name, I can easily envision wearing this year-round. There are some furnishings to be found in these Advent calendars too, such as this adorable fireplace from Ollies Follies as their gift for the day. This is their Festive Fireplace, Snowflake, Beach edition, so that is probably driftwood smoldering on the grate in there. The runner across the top has some green snowflakes on it, and those Christmas lights with the classic big bulbs are a heartwarming touch.


For an alluring prize or two, please head to Emerald Couture who have 2 different Advent calendars for us to enjoy. One was labeled for group members, but I clicked it and it did distribute the gift to me. This stunner is their EC Glitz Sky, with Slink shoes in rigged or unrigged so you can edit and adjust the unrigged pair if need be. The dress with its peekaboo styling comes in a wide array of sizes: standard, Eve Pulpy, Eve Slim, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. Whew! In this photo you can also see a closer look at my pretty peepers, the Inkheart advent calendar gift for today which is their April Eyes in Sand. You will need a group tag but it is free to join, and all gifts will be available until January 3rd so if you get too busy to login everyday close to the holidays, no worries :) 


You probably noticed my crimson tips and toes, well they are our fantastic Advent gift from Hello Dave, the HUD is simply named December 2nd and offers 5 designs for Slink and Omega. Each design is that eye-catching red with a different shade as a diagonal slash at the cuticle, full of shimmer and style. The free group tag is needed to claim these gifts, and I assure you it is well worth the group slot. Random side note, I am strongly considering doing my RL nails like this for Christmas! I am inspired :)

I am so sleep-deprived right now, and the next 30 hours or so holds a dental appointment to have at least 2 cavities filled, a dinner at my parents' just a few hours later so my mom was considerate enough to plan on soft foods (she rocks!) and I desperately hope some rest after that. Then I have a special event to attend at the local artisan market, a Christkindl German Market which is a first for us but probably the idea of the German baker/chef who brought us Oktoberfest for 2 years. It is so exciting, yet I am anxious about getting some sleep beforehand. Ohhh and there's another special event Saturday afternoon, a pop up holiday market that features French foods. Once I get through the dental visit, everything else should be amazingly fun, I just need to stay awake for it all ;)

I hope you all have a wonderful day, magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Dress: Lemonade Couture Tulip Dress Advent Dec 1,2016 $0L Advent Gift

Photo 2:
Top: Entice - After Midnight Top - Gold $0L Advent Gift (Free Group Tag Needed)
Pants: +Facepalm+ Billie Jeans $0L Advent Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: Sparrow by Design ~SbD~ Winter Fantasy Jacket/Skirt $0L Advent Gift
Fireplace: Ollies Follies Festive Fireplace, Snowflake, Beach edition ~OF~ $0L Advent Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: Emerald Couture EC Glitz Sky $0L Advent Gift
Eyes: *Inkheart* - April Eyes - Sand $0L Advent Gift (Free Group Tag Needed)

Photo 5:
Nails: Hello Dave - Nail Appliers - December 1st $0L Advent Gift (Free Group Tag Needed)

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Pandora - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ana Tan
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Through the Woods To Advent

Hiya everyone! Today I have spent the first few hours of my SL morning hopping around the grid (and crashing a dozen times, eek) to discover active Advent calendars. I picked up some amazing gifts, and I am so pleased to show you just a small sampling. But first, I have a couple more looks from the Sn@tch Fish 4 This - Through the Woods that I started showing you last night. Please see that post for all the details. Okay, let's get to admiring some gifts!


This is part of the terrific Sn@tch fishing set, the Through the Woods Mock Turtleneck in Black paired with the Plaid Snowpants in Teal. I also am wearing the Kellan Boots in Black that are a vital part of this set. 


Same fantastic mock turtleneck, this time shown in Grey which completes the duo of colors you can catch as system layers or an Omega HUD for both shades. The pants are looking racy in red, and those boots are still making me very happy as you can tell.


On to some Advent calendar gifts, they are mostly for group members but the groups are free to join. The sparkly gift from Prism is their Tamiko in Holiday by Jezzixa Cazalet. It is provided in standard mesh sizes and you'll just need to join their free group and wear the tag. Then click the advent calendar to claim your daily gift. I am also sporting some gorgeous eyes from *Inkheart*, another Advent calendar for members of a free group. This is a store I am extremely proud to be an official blogger for, and you can see why by peeking at these peepers! Today's gift is their Eternal Eyes in Blue, which includes system and mesh versions each in 4 different sizes. 


I went comfy casual with a delightfully nerdy twist here, an advent gift from Eclectic Stars called Chilly - Extermination. This charming hoodie has a low zipper and would look equally great with a system/applier shirt beneath it if you wish to stay a bit warmer. I love the brightly colored Daleks, and those awesome pockets. No group needed for this advent calendar, just click the right day and it dispenses geeky goodness.


One final look of the morning features two different nail sets, on the left you can see a sample of today's Advent gift from Entice. With their free group tag you can claim their gifts for free (pay $1L and be automatically reimbursed) or if you are out of group slots (I sure am now, good thing I was already in this group!!) you can buy any gifts you wish for just $25L each. Your choice between bargain and freebie, depending on if you join the group or not. Their nail HUD features 6 designs each in 4 columns, for Slink or Omega or Belleza or Maitreya. On the right, we have the icy blue nails from Hello Dave for December 1st, sprinkled in cute snowflakes. Their HUD has 5 subtle designs and is compatible with Slink and Omega. I have not checked it out yet, but in addition to the Advent gifts there is a seasonal hunt for Hello Dave group members to enjoy as well, free to join and all prior group gifts are available too. 

Skin note of the night: 7 Deadly s[K]ins has waived the fee to join their group until the new year, so I urge you to hurry and join so you can take advantage of their generous Advent calendars for group members. There is one for the men and another for the women, just pay the correct day's present $1L and you will immediately receive your linden back along with today's gift, their Fleur skin which is in the popular Apricot skin tone. It includes appliers for Slink hands and feet, Omega heads, Phatazz, and Tango, along with the system skin with or without cleavage. Fortunately I already have a Slink Physique applier from a previous group gift, but if you need any other appliers they are all for sale at the store.

It's nearly 10 AM here and I haven't been to sleep yet, now you see what I meant yesterday about these Advent posts being intense. I hope you are all having a fabulous day, magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Top: Sn@tch Through the Woods Mock Turtleneck (Black) $0L Fishing Prize
Pants: Sn@tch Plaid Snowpants (Teal) $0L Fishing Prize
Cuffs: Sn@tch Plaid Snowpants Cuffs (Black) $0L Fishing Prize
Boots: Sn@tch Kellan Boots/Black $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 2:
Top: Sn@tch Through the Woods Mock Turtleneck (Grey) $0L Fishing Prize
Pants: Sn@tch Plaid Snowpants (Red) $0L Fishing Prize
Cuffs: Sn@tch Plaid Snowpants Cuffs (Black) $0L Fishing Prize
Boots: Sn@tch Kellan Boots/Black $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 3:
Dress: Prism Tamiko in Holiday by Jezzixa Cazalet $0L Advent Gift (Free Group Tag Needed)
Eyes: *Inkheart* - Eternal Eyes - Blue $0L Advent Gift (Free Group Tag Needed)

Photo 4:
Top: Eclectic Stars - Chilly - Extermination $0L Advent Gift

Photo 5:
Nails Left: Entice - Jingle Bell Rock Nails HUD M/S/O/B $0L Advent Gift (Free Group Tag Needed)
Nails Right: Hello Dave - Nail Appliers - December 1st $0L Advent Gift (Free Group Tag Needed)

Pants Photo 4: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Black) $0L Marketplace

Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - FLEUR Apricot $0L Advent Gift (Free Group Tag Needed)

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Xia - gingers
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body

Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Through the Woods to Sn@tch

Hiya everyone! I have spent a lot of time fishing at Sn@tch, as I do each time they release a new Fish 4 This set, and tonight I am showing you part one of the current round called Through the Woods. This 23-piece set consists of 5 pairs of pants (system and Omega applier), cuffs for the pants, 5 mesh tops in standard sizes, 2 sweaters (system and Omega applier), a mesh fur coat in standard sizes plus a fitmesh version, a matching pair of boots, and makeup in system and Omega. That's a pretty impressive collection, isn't it? :) So let me show you a few examples of what you can catch with your 7 Seas fishing rod, purchasable at Sn@tch or anywhere 7 Seas fishing is offered and it lasts forever...


First we have the Sn@tch Keely Suede Jacket in Army, and these terrific jackets have a built in tank top beneath in a silvery grey. I paired it with the Sn@tch Plaid Snowpants in Green, for which I chose to slip back into my Slink Physique body because the Omega applier is just so much more convenient with Slink compared to Maitreya. No need to wear the Omega relay HUD, and have popups each time you apply a texture...streamlining the process while taking photos is a plus.


For my next look, I chose the black version of the Keely Suede Jacket, along with the black Plaid Snowpants. I even added the cuffs this time, I must admit I cannot tell the difference between prim and sculpts so not sure exactly which they are, but they are adjustable and match all 5 pairs very nicely. 


Time to look pretty in plum! This is the Keely Suede Jacket in Plum, paired with the Plaid Snowpants in, you guessed it, Plum. Even the striking Through the Woods Makeup I added here is Plum, but it will look just as stunning with any of the colors as well as other outfits. I have also added the Kellan Boots in Black, it looks a bit too chilly in my backyard for bare feet. 


I kept the lovely plum pants on and topped them instead here with the Through the Woods Fur Coat in Black. It has a beautiful plush texture, and the bow on the belt is a sweet touch. You can also see different views of the boots here, glimpses of the sturdy buckle and strap details plus the great heels.


One last look of the evening, I wanted to show a closer look at that gorgeous makeup! There is an Omega HUD for all compatible mesh heads, this is the system layer shown on my classic face and you can see the wonderful details. I particularly like the satin finish of the lips, and the dramatic black liner with wings that would make Cleopatra jealous. I took off the optional bangs from my Truth VIP hairstyle (Sugar) to let you see the makeup better, and you can also get a good look at the beautiful eyes I am wearing from *Inkheart* called Eternal Eyes - Alchemy. This shade is found on their Midnight Mania board for November, not sure how quickly they will change it out so I recommend hurrying! All of their eyes are delightful though, and don't forget to check the lucky letter balloons around the store while visiting.

It turns out the next few days are going to be very busy for me in RL, but that will hopefully not interfere with my posting too much. One thing I plan on doing is posting earlier in the day so I can get the daily Advent Calendar items shown with plenty of time for you to pick them up, just the first few days may be shorter posts focusing on mainly those. In painfully obvious life advice, I recommend not scheduling a dentist appointment that will involve at least 2 fillings for the afternoon of a Friday when you normally eat dinner with your parents every Friday. I might be sitting there all numb and drooling still, just watching them eat, LOL! Perhaps scheduling things while still loopy from nitrous isn't the greatest idea either, to be fair. I'll be okay, just a bit frazzled by Friday night.

I hope you are all having a terrific day/evening, magical magpie hugs to each and every one of you!!

Credits:
All Fishing Prizes from Sn@tch:

Photo 1:
Top: Sn@tch Keely Suede Jacket (Army/All Sizes) $0L Fishing Prize
Pants: Sn@tch Plaid Snowpants (Green) $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 2:
Top: Sn@tch Keely Suede Jacket (Black/All Sizes) $0L Fishing Prize
Pants: Sn@tch Plaid Snowpants (Black) $0L Fishing Prize
Cuffs: Sn@tch Plaid Snowpants Cuffs (Black) $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 3:
Top: Sn@tch Keely Suede Jacket (Plum/All Sizes) $0L Fishing Prize
Pants: Sn@tch Plaid Snowpants (Plum) $0L Fishing Prize
Cuffs: Sn@tch Plaid Snowpants Cuffs (Black) $0L Fishing Prize
Boots: Sn@tch Kellan Boots/Black $0L Fishing Prize
Makeup: Sn@tch Through the Woods Makeup (Plum) $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 4:
Coat: Sn@tch Through the Woods Fur Coat (Black/All Sizes) $0L Fishing Prize
Pants: Sn@tch Plaid Snowpants (Plum) $0L Fishing Prize
Cuffs: Sn@tch Plaid Snowpants Cuffs (Black) $0L Fishing Prize
Boots: Sn@tch Kellan Boots/Black $0L Fishing Prize
Makeup: Sn@tch Through the Woods Makeup (Plum) $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 5:
Closeup of Makeup: Sn@tch Through the Woods Makeup (Plum) $0L Fishing Prize

Hair: TRUTH HAIR VIP Sugar - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ana Tan
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Eternal Eyes - Alchemy (Size L) $0L Midnight Mania Prize
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Angel With a Devilish Twist

Hiya everyone! Earlier I visited Angel"S Jewelry and was delighted to find their Christmas tree with 6 group gifts tucked beneath, and a wall with gifts for their store group along with other groups (like the mesh body ones I have posted about recently). So I had some fun with the goodies under the tree, and now I get to show you the results of said fun. Their group is free to join, and the prizes are geared towards mesh bodies (mainly Maitreya) but most are suitable for any body including classic. Your group tag will say Red Angel"S which is on the store logo as well.


You may have wondered about my title, well the store may be called Angel"S Jewelry but there are gifts that are less than angelic ;) That is clearly not a complaint, by the way! This first gift is called Sasha Maitreya, and each component comes in just a single Maitreya size. The jacket is a great style, and the boots are amazing for sure. But that micro mini skirt with buckles and "Bad Girl" on the hem, just a real show-stopper. Add them together and you have this gift from under the tree, a look to land you on Santa's naughty list in the best way.


This next dress made me remember an old expression, hotter than a two dollar pistol, and it makes me long to be somewhere tropical, which is easy enough to accomplish in SL. The dress is named Kelly and is also under the tree for group members, and there are several mesh body sizes included: Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, and Slink Physique. The color really caught my attention as well as the wonderful style.


You can also find this cozy outfit under the tree, it is called Diva Angels and that is exactly what it says on the soft turtleneck sweater dress. The boots are included too, which look like the same ones found in the first one I showed you. The sweater is provided in what I call the lucky 13 of sizes (5 standard, 5 fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink) and the boots include sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique. 


My shirt here is the BG Blouse which is another group gift beneath the Christmas tree, and as you can see it says Bad Girl down the front with a skeletal hand gesture on the back to emphasize the point. It is provided in those lucky 13 of mesh sizes (5 classic, 5 fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink). The cute and playful Sport Shoes are in a different box under the tree, which includes these tiptoe sneakers in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions which fit my Slink High feet quite well. They have some interesting details too, from the open laces to the Santa image on each tongue, and let's not forget the bit of attitude from the metal studs. My jeans are a marketplace favorite of mine, the free jeans from Delizio that I have blogged many times previously and will continue to do so I'm sure.


One last look of the evening, this is a group gift found on the wall rather than the Christmas tree in the middle of the store. This is their Womens Tattoo in Butterfly, and includes a system layer along with appliers for Maitreya, Belleza, and Omega so it should work out nicely for most of us. There is also a butterfly on one upper thigh that is part of this tattoo but hidden under my jeans. I am always on the lookout for nice tattoos and am fond of butterflies, so this was an especially happy find for me.

As November comes to a close, I am very excited about the things that December will hold for the blog and for SL in general. There are new hunts, advent calendar gifts, a Wash Cart Sale, and plenty more so please stay tuned :) Meanwhile, I hope you're having a terrific day/evening and magical magpie hugs to everyone!!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Angel"S Jewelry:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Aj GIFT GROUP:::outfit SASHA:::MAITREYA $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Aj GIFT GROUP:::Kelly Dress:::AJ $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: Aj GIFT GROUP:::DIVA ANGELS:::AJ $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Shirt: Aj GIFT GROUP:::BG Blouse:::AJ $0L Group Gift
Shoes: Aj GIFT GROUP:::sport shoes:::AJ $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Tattoo: Aj women tattoo:::Butterfly:::Maitreya/Belleza/Classic $0L Group Gift

Pants Photos 4 & 5: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Black) $0L Marketplace

Hair: TRUTH HAIR VIP Sugar - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. GG NOV 2014 Poly Tan
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Eternal Eyes - Alchemy (Size L) $0L Midnight Mania Prize
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Monday, November 28, 2016

More Maitreya Group Goodies

Hiya everyone! I managed to track down the blog for the MGS&N group, and saw there were plenty of other stores who have group gifts available as well. How could I possibly resist sharing more? There are several participating designers and the website is not an official list, just posts from the group founder that gave us photos and locations and may have (in a few cases did) changed since the post. It is absolutely worth visiting a store whose group gift catches your eye. Here are a few more of my favorites so far...


This outfit is actually two of the group gifts I picked up today, they work well together but by all means please pair them with anything you prefer. The top is from {M.STORE} and is called Jacket Sofie Green/Top Black. It is provided in standard mesh sizes along with Freya, Isis, Venus, Hourglass, Physique, and Maitreya as shown. The jeans are our current gift from Nala Design, their ND*Jeans Ripped Blue*, in 14 different mesh sizes: 5 standard, 5 fitted, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, and Slink Physique. The slightly faded shade of blue is perfect for so many casual looks.


My next look is our gift from Vanity Dream Store called ERY Outfit. The blouse and skirt are each included in standard, Maitreya, Physique, Hourglass, and TMP sizes for a wide variety of fits. The top has such a pretty style with the deep neckline and great sleeves, and the skirt has the added bonus of the sheer layer resting atop the red silk.


With all the food-centered holidays this time of year, we can't forget that an invigorating workout will help us feel and look our best. This gift from *SweetBlack* is a great reminder as well as a fun choice of what to wear while you get your heart rate up :) Their fit workout top comes in 5 fitmesh sizes plus Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and Hourglass, while the pants include 5 fitmesh as well as Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya versions. I find lately a nice long walk is the best exercise I get in RL, maybe varying that should be a resolution for the new year. 


Once you've toned your avi's figure, this looks like a great way to show it off! Our group gift from LsR is the stunning Sexy Mini Dress Sheile Black, with a texture filled with sequins and a style with pretty ruffles on the hips. The dress comes in Hourglass, Physique, and Maitreya sizes only, but there is a chance that classic avatars may find that one of them fits well enough perhaps with an alpha layer in your inventory from a similar style. 


This is one of my favorite dress styles, so I am pleased to show it off whenever I find a designer who has given us their special take on it. This is called Dear Juliet - Gold Moon V2 Dress from MONOMANIA and is their MGSN group gift. It is included in an amazing set of sizes: 5 standard, 5 busty, 5 fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink. The texture is delightful, we are sure to sparkle wherever we wear this striking gift!

I hope all of you had a decent Monday, magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
Photo 1:
Top: {M.STORE} Jacket Sofie Green/Top Black $0L MGSN Group Gift
Pants: Nala Design ND*Jeans Ripped Blue* $0L MGSN Group Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: Vanity Dream Store ERY_Outfit $0L MGSN Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: *SweetBlack* fit workout $0L MGSN Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: LsR - Sexy Mini Dress Sheile Black MB $0L MGSN Group Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: MONOMANIA - Dear Juliet - Gold Moon V2 Dress $0L MGSN Group Gift

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Celine Mesh Hair - Basics 
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. GG NOV 2014 Poly Tan
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Prana Eyes - Reborn (Size L) $1L High Life Hunt Prize
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Group Gifts

Hiya everyone! I am still experimenting with my shiny new Maitreya Lara mesh body, and realized that there are some useful groups in-world to find bargains and gifts of clothing designed for mesh bodies so I checked out one of those. I was already a member of Fitmesh Fanatics, and the other I joined (also for free) is Maitreya Gifts, Sales, and News. Several stores have free gifts out for one or both groups, just activate the tag and click the gift in the store to claim some great quality goodies. 


I have blogged many generous gifts and hunt prizes from Precious Designs in the past, and am pleased to share another terrific one here. This is their PD ~ Nothin' Like You Dress and is a free gift for the MGS&N Group. It includes a HUD with 6 denim colors to choose from, and comes in plenty of fitmesh sizes including standard, Belleza, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Slink (physique). The colors include traditional denim like on the left, and less common shades with the same great texture.


Next I visited + Kamiri + whose designer is the founder of the MGS&N group. She has two group gifts for us to claim, I paired them together here but you can certainly match them with a wide variety of your favorite inventory pieces. The top is the Primizia Sequin Top and comes with a HUD for 3 color choices, two of which you can see above. The flirty skirt is Maddalena Miniskirt Maitreya and is included in Pink and Teal versions. Now both of these gifts are a specific Maitreya size only, which makes sense for a Maitreya group :) If you really want to try them and do not have a Maitreya body, it is quite possible that an alpha layer you already have (or your mesh body's HUD alpha capabilities) may allow you to wear these too. 


I kept on the teal version of the above skirt to show you another great gift for the MGS&N group, this time from Lucky Night. This is Anastasia Top Sky and she is a sheer beauty with lots of luscious straps, in a system layer (tattoo layer actually) as well as appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink. 


One last look for the night, this is a Fitmesh Fanatics group gift, courtesy of Pearl Fashion. The outfit is called Nuria and is comprised of the top in 8 fitmesh sizes including Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink, along with the jeans in standard, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Slink Physique sizes. Also included is a handy HUD which offers 4 color choices for the jeans, 9 for the top, and 9 for the belt. Texture HUDs instead of having 40 colors/sizes of each item is one of my favorite advancements in SL over the years :) If only we could replicate it in RL, I have a few shirts I would love to wear in different colors when I get tired of their current look.

Another weekend comes to a close, which means a fresh new week filled with all the possibilities we could ever ask for. Enjoy, and magical magpie hugs to all of you!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Dress: Precious Designs PD ~ Nothin' Like You Dress $0L MGS&N Group Gift

Photo 2:
Top: + Kamiri + Primizia Sequin Top $0L MGS&N Group Gift
Skirt: + Kamiri + Maddalena Miniskirt Maitreya $0L MGS&N Group Gift

Photo 3:
Top: Anastasia Top Sky ***Lucky Night*** $0L MGS&N Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: Pearl Fashion *PF::Nuria-FitmeshFanatics Exclusive Gift $0L FF Group Gift

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Celine Mesh Hair - Basics 
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. GG NOV 2014 Poly Tan
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Prana Eyes - Reborn (Size L) $1L High Life Hunt Prize
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack