Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Sweets

Hiya everyone! It's been a fairly peaceful day here, although a hot one, so I'm glad to be relaxing and sharing some fresh magpie treasures with all of you :) We have some Midnight Mania prizes, and marketplace goodies, and a lovely free gift I stumbled upon by happy accident.


Here is the dress I found by sheer serendipity, an adorable free gift from La Bonbonniere that is no group required, just set out for $0L. The name is Avery and it comes with a HUD for 4 color choices, of which I've shown two. I'm enjoying the loose belt and the pretty draping of the skirt.


One of my Midnight Mania prizes I received was this sassy dress from Precious Designs, named You're Not The Only One. The included HUD gives you 7 color choices and believe me, it's hard to choose when they all look like this! As you might notice in the picture, the skirt picks up the slightest hint of the top's color. Those straps in the back are mighty daring, aren't they? :)


These shirts are actually two different Midnight Mania prizes from the same store, Kingbal Stores, and I figured since they're so similar I'd share them in the same photo. These are fun because they've got such sweet feminine patterns, but their wild side is that they are completely bare in the back! That halter strap holding them on is the only thing you see from behind, well besides lots of your skin ;) I think they'd look great with a tight skirt or even your favorite jeans, some pretty heels and perhaps a belly chain or ring. 


Another adventurous Midnight Mania goodie is this tight mini dress with the wild pattern (am I the only one reminded of the old Asteroids game by this print?) from Maica Fashions. This looks great for a fun night out, and for shoes I'd probably pick something colorful that matches any one of those colors in that pattern to really make it pop. Not that there's anything wrong with a classic black shoe, go with your instincts and your mood to make it your own look :)


Finally we have a Marketplace freebie find, this is Aqua Reflections by Dani's Designs. You'll find included not only the dress in standard mesh sizes and these slouchy high heeled boots, but not shown are a coral lipgloss layer, lashes tattoo, facelight with HUD, and French nails on a glove layer. I love the design on the skirt, the gold edging on those flowers is heavenly!

Miscellaneous post notes...my nails are also a Marketplace freebie that I've probably blogged before, the HUD has 3 colors but I stuck with the black for all these photos. It's got subtle little flowers on it. I changed skins but kept the parted lips tattoo layer and I must say I think it looks even better with this lipstick. Maybe the other skin's lipstick was too subtle to provide enough contrast to look right.

Well, I hope everyone had a fun-filled weekend, or a nice relaxing one, whatever your heart desired. Magpie hugs to all of you!!

Credits:
Photo 1:

Dress: La Bonbonniere *LB* Avery Tunic dress/ Dot $0L Free Gift

Photo 2:

Dress: Precious Designs *PD* Youre Not The Only One  $0L Midnight Mania Prize

Photo 3:

Shirts: Kingbal Stores KS GIFT TOP ROSE & KS GIFT TOP WHITE  $0L Each Midnight Mania Prizes

Photo 4:

Dress: Maica Fashions mm1072Mbox Annuka  $0L Midnight Mania Prize

Photo 5:

Dress: Dani's Designs - Aqua Reflections  $0L Marketplace

Nails: slink fingernails otm  $0L Marketplace

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Demelza - gingers 
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. GG JUNE 2014 Poison TAN CL
Lips: [:T:] Parted lips {free from TULI skins} Parted lips 1  $0L Marketplace
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

Saturday, May 30, 2015

SL Frees & Offers Gifts

Hiya everyone! I got the notecard from the SLF&O group for their currently available group gifts, and had a great time picking up free gifts from a variety of generous designers. It's always an adventure :)

First we have this beautiful dress from Hilly Haalan, and you know how much I love when a dress gives a great back view as well as a lovely front view. The subtle floral pattern is accentuated nicely by the bow in the back beneath the plunging neckline.

This dress from Giulia Design is called Brook White, and comes with several additions and options, such as the bracelets and necklace I'm wearing here. The prim flower with attached flexi scarf at the bodice is one option, and there are flexi pieces for the shoulders that aren't shown. I love the asymmetrical hemline and the ruffles along it.

For a gift that includes an impressive amount of extras, Brii Underground Wear can always be counted on to deliver. This free gift for the SLF&O group contains the top and skirt in standard mesh sizes, plus the shoes for Slink High feet, the bracelets, necklace, sunglasses, earrings, the ring on my right hand, and the tattoos on my left leg in several system layers including a tattoo layer. Not shown is the makeup layer of deep red lipstick and smokey eyes. Sooooo many goodies in one astoundingly generous gift :)

The final gift for this evening is this delightful dress from Precious Designs, called Get it Girl, and in this dress you'll surely get plenty of compliments! It comes with a color change HUD with 6 choices, and I couldn't resist showing you the back that reminds me of a flower. All those cutouts, you're bound to turn heads. 

Your best bet if you like what you see here tonight is to put on your SLF&O tag and grab the notecard from the group notices if you didn't get it (dated 5/28 I believe) and see what appeals to you, then go on a freebie spree! It's a great way to spend a relaxing weekend afternoon or one of those evenings where you can't decide what you feel like doing.

Nail note for the evening: Hello Dave has added another free gift to their marketplace store, with fun glittery colors to mix and match. I do love some sparkle on my nails, RL and SL, so I didn't waste any time claiming mine :)

Well, hope you're all having a fantastic weekend, magpie hugs to all!!

Credits:
All group gifts for SLF&O Group:
Photo 1:
Dress: SLF & O MEMBERS GIFT - Hilly Haalan Spring Dress  $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress/Jewelry: ***GIULIADESIGN***BROOK WHITE  $0L SLF&O Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: Brii Underground Wear **CALIDICE ROCKER STYLE COMPLET OUTFIT **  $0L SLF&O Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Precious Designs *PD* GG Get It Girl SL F&O  $0L Group Gift



Nails: Hello Dave - Slink AvEnhance - Frolic  $0L Marketplace

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Demelza - gingers 
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Kate Milk RB CL (New Group Only Lucky Board Prize)
Lips: [:T:] Parted lips {free from TULI skins} Parted lips 1  $0L Marketplace
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Fun

Hiya everyone! I have some really nice freebies to share with you tonight, several of which come with HUDs or menus to change colors. You know I love that versatility :) Let's have a look...


Persistence paid off as I clicked the Mini Mania boards at Baby Monkey many times, and won both this terrific dress called EvaMay and the Octavia pumps for Slink High feet, each of which come with a HUD for 32 colors. They are different seasons so the colors aren't all the same, but I didn't have much trouble coordinating some great matches :) The sunglasses I'm wearing are a lucky chair prize from Chaos, Panic, & Disorder! and if you click them you can access an impressive menu. There are 12 frame colors including a few patterns, 6 metal pin colors, several lens colors and lens alphas (that adjusts the tint from 100% opaque to clear or 25%, 50%, or 75% in between) and the up or down position. They come in 3 sizes too, this is the medium I'm wearing. Just head downstairs (teleporter) for the lucky chairs and midnight mania boards.


Here's another dress with a color change HUD, this is the Adele Balloon mini from blah.BLAH.blah and their Midnight Mania board, and it includes a HUD with 5 pretty colors to choose from. There are 3 boards, you'll need to join their group to click them but it's free to join :) Be sure to check out the lucky boards while you're there, no group needed and some great prizes available.


Speaking of lucky boards, this fun wrap dress is from [*.::&Y::.*] on one of 3 lucky boards at their store in the Kiyomizu Mall shopping area that I enjoy so much. The style is fantastic for a spring evening, and that print is so playful!


Finally I have a charming dollarbie outfit from the Doll Up Hunt, this is from +Facepalm+ and includes the Delaney dress in sea, and the very cute matching shoes for Slink MID feet. The details of the dress are what makes it, the buttons are adorable and the sheer top layer of skirt is a beautiful touch.

Nail notes for tonight are simple enough, a wonderful marketplace freebie by Hello Dave that I've blogged before, but can't get enough of :) My other notes from tonight's photos would be that I tried out a parted lip layer from Tuli just for fun, can't decide if it suits me or not but I might try it for a while to see if it feels right. I felt like something different, not a fan of the smile you find in most expression HUDs, and not ready for the hassle of a mesh mouth and tinting the skin correctly and having to ditch all my beloved Mock lipsticks. If you're interested in trying the parted lips tattoo layers, there are 7 different ones in the pack and they are free on the marketplace :)

I chose my hair based on my real hair, which I got cut last week and it turned out way shorter than I expected so it's like a tapered version of this style. Being short brings out the natural wave, and some days it springs up like this. My bangs are shorter though. Sorry, random thoughts :) Anyway it's time for some credits because how else will you find all these treasures? Magpie hugs to all and many wishes for a wonderful weekend!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Dress: Baby Monkey BM EvaMay Dress  $0L Mini Mania Prize
Shoes: Baby Monkey BM Octavia Pump (for Slink High Feet)  $0L Mini Mania Prize
Sunglasses: Chaos, Panic, & Disorder! :*:CPD:*: Summer Shades  $0L Lucky Chair Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: blah.BLAH.blah Adele Balloon Mini Dress-5 Color Hud  $0L Midnight Mania Prize (Free Group)

Photo 3:
Dress: [*.::&Y::.*] Royal  wrap dress  $0L Lucky Board Prize

Photo 4:
Dress/Shoes: +Facepalm+ Delaney Sea $1L Dolled Up Hunt Prize

Nails: Hello Dave - Slink AvEnhance - Birthday Girl  $0L Marketplace Freebie

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Demelza - gingers 
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Kate Milk RB CL (New Group Only Lucky Board Prize)

Lips: [:T:] Parted lips {free from TULI skins} Parted lips 1  $0L Marketplace
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High/Mid

Cart Sale Bargains and More

Hiya everyone! I couldn't resist visiting the Heat Wave Cart Sale and checking out the incredible bargains, including items for up to $10L each and an exclusive $50L from each vendor. I also found a couple of freebies, so I hope you'll forgive me for including non-free finds :) I've also got some lovely Midnight Mania prizes to show you, and those are free of course.

You know I love Somnia, and they can usually be counted upon to generously provide a free gift for events they're in, and this is no exception. This clever shirt (Virtual Life University School of Drama in case you can't read it all) is part of the Cart Sale gifty in lime (shown) and wine, and these cute Bebop jeans in black/white. I did a little inset to show you the tiny music notes down the left leg, aren't they cute? Now the manicure is a $10L cart item from Somnia, Summer Fruits, and they have the sweetest designs with much potential for mixing and matching the nails. I'm wearing the watermelon design :)

Here we have an adorable summery Midnight Mania prize, this is from Jinx and is named Amelia. I saw a reminder on another blog that I forgot to pick up the monthly Facebook gift from alaskametro...I've blogged it before I believe, if you 'like' their page on Facebook you can view a special tab on their page with a code to use at their store. The directions are all there, I promise it's easy :) This month's is peach eyeshadows, blush, and nails, and I am wearing one of the eyeshadows and a manicure. If you're interested please don't hesitate or you'll run out of time like I almost did!

Mishmash Fusion also helped bring magic to my Midnight with this gorgeous mania prize, their Teal/Gold Filigree off the shoulder gown. The embroidery is exquisite, and the deep color really makes it pop! I really like the delicate drape of the neckline too.

More midnight mania magic, this is from blah.BLAH.blah and is their Jenna Jumper which comes with a HUD for 10 colors, half are solid and half are patterns. I like cozy one piece outfits for when you're in a hurry, and this is simple but not overly casual. The nails are from the $10L Somnia HUD from the cart sale from photo #1, this time the cherries.

Last but certainly not least, we're back to a Cart Sale item in this adorable tank top from Fairy Freng Clothing. For only $5L, you too can have this dragonfly tank in pink, it's available in another color as well for the same price (I'm so sorry, I am drawing a blank on the other color!) and the dragonfly pattern at the bottom carries over to the back as well. I've paired it with the free jeans in Somnia's gift from the cart sale, since they are versatile and work well with it.

The cart sale runs until June 10th, so you've got plenty of time to get there. It's one of the events I always look forward to, because $10L is just such an amazing value for the things you can find there. While I strive to share as many freebies as possible, I also think sales like this are important to share too because my shopping habits should help boost the SL economy from time to time and support the talented designers who graciously provide the freebies I rave about :)

Well, I wish you all plenty of magic, and magpie hugs all around!!

Credits:
Photo 1:
Outfit: .: Somnia :. Cart Sale Gifty (Bebop Jeans White/Black & Melodramatic Lime/Wine) $0L Heat Wave Cart Sale Gift
Nails: .: Somnia :. Summer Fruits (Slink, Omega, Belleza HUDs included) $10L Heat Wave Cart Sale


Photo 2:
Dress: Jinx (DD) Amelia - Peachy Plaid  $0L Midnight Mania Prize
Nails/Eyeshadow: alaskametro<3 May Facebook gift  $0L

Photo 3:

Dress: Mishmash Fusion Teal/Gold Filigree Off the shoulder gown  $0L Midnight Mania
Nails: alaskametro<3 May Facebook gift  $0L

Photo 4:

Outfit: blah.BLAH.blah Jenna Jumper - 10 Color Hud  $0L Midnight Mania (Free Group Needed)
Nails: .: Somnia :. Summer Fruits (Slink, Omega, Belleza HUDs included) $10L Heat Wave Cart Sale

Photo 5:

Shirt: Fairy Freng Clothing - Dragonfly! Pink Tank  $5L Heat Wave Cart Sale
Jeans: .: Somnia :. Cart Sale Gifty Bebop Jeans {White/Black} from Photo 1  $0L Heat Wave Cart Sale
Nails: .: Somnia :. Summer Fruits (Slink, Omega, Belleza HUDs included) $10L Heat Wave Cart Sale

TRUTH HAIR Willa (2) - gingers 
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Kate Milk RB CL (New Group Only Lucky Board Prize)
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday Finds

Hiya everyone! It's been a peaceful day and I'm ready to share some treats with you :) Tonight's goodies include a bit of everything from Midnight Mania and Mini Mania prizes and even a dollarbie from a new hunt.

I'll start with the dollarbie, the hunt is the Doll Up Hunt and this amazing dress is from Wicked who is #05 in the hunt. This is Morgan in blush, and I adore all the details like the sheer lacy layer on the skirt and the tassles in front, and of course the corset style lacing. This beauty can be yours for $1L if you can find the pink doll-like hunt item.

How about a terrific Mini Mania prize? This is from Shanti, whose style (bohemian mostly) is right up my alley. The pattern on this dress really caught my eye, along with the heart shaped keyhole neckline. There are 2 mini manias along with 2 midnight manias and a lucky chair, so lots of opportunities to wind up with some fun gifts :)

Here is a delightful casual outfit from Dumb Blond via their Midnight Mania, which changes everyday. This comfy looking cutie is called Electric Pink Stripe, and comes with the mesh top (doubles as a dress!) and system layer pants, along with cuffs with resizers for a perfect fit. Sometimes we just need a relaxing outfit for hunting, fishing, shopping, downtime...and this outfit looks ideal.

Finally I have a lucky board prize to share, this is from Rowena Springflower and is on my must-visit list of stores in SL :) The outfits nearly all come with color changing HUDs and this one is no exception, Tara Mini Dress here comes with a HUD for 5 different colors for the top of the dress. There are 6 lucky boards, 5 mini manias, and 2 midnight manias all in the same spot from Rowena Springflower and Precious Designs who share a store :)

My nail notes and hair notes are the same as yesterday's post...the nails are the lovely freebie from Hello Dave at the FabFree HQ, and my hair is the stunning Ishya by Truth Hair and can be found at the Uber event. Both have become instant favorites of mine!

Well, I hope everyone is having an enjoyable week so far, wishing you magpie magic and hugs to all!!

Credits:
Photo 1:
Dress: WICKED * Morgan - Dress (Blush)  $1L Doll Up Hunt Prize #05

Photo 2:

Dress: Shanti Rainforest Party Dress MESH  v1.2  $0L Mini Mania Prize

Photo 3:

Outfit: [DUMB BLOND] ELECTRIC PINK STRIPE  $0L Midnight Mania Prize

Photo 4:

Dress: {RS} Tara Mini Dress  $0L Lucky Board Prize

Nails: Hello Dave - Summer Reflections Stiletto  $0L FabFree HQ Gift

TRUTH HAIR Ishya- gingers (available at ~uber~)
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Zahra Tan CL
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Group Gifts and More

Hiya everyone! I started exploring various group gifts to share with you, but the Midnight Mania treasures started pouring in and I wound up including both types of goodies in my post photos. I almost got carried away taking the photos because there was so much to see and appreciate!

First we have one of several available group gifts from Azul, this is their gift from April and comes in zebra and giraffe prints so of course I wanted to show you both. It would be too difficult to choose just one to share anyway :) Azul's group is free to join, which is always good news.

This dress is absolutely amazing! Feast your eyes on Queen's Mesh Lace Dress, their current gift for the SLF&O group. I had to share both front and back views because I was so impressed with both :) I think this would actually make an interesting wedding dress, and that's not something one usually expects to be free. I also feel like Daenerys Targaryen with the hair combined with the dress style, even if my hair is the wrong color for her. 

In this fantastic dress from Mishmash Fusion's midnight mania boards, I feel more like an elf or dryad. The dress is called Gothy Harlequinade Corset Dress and is another beauty that has such a stunning back view that I couldn't help but show it off. There is a system layer of panties that I highly recommend wearing, otherwise those sheer mesh layers could show off a bit too much. The collar (which is attached) adds an intriguing touch.

Here we have another lovely group gift, this time from .cate. and for the group Lucky Chair Stalkers. This generous gift includes the mesh dress, sandals (shown) and pumps (not shown) for Slink MID feet, and two makeup layers, the eyeshadow and lipstick I'm wearing in this photo. Aren't the tiny mustaches a cute touch? It's a retro style but that gives it a fun modern twist.

Speaking of retro, I had blogged another version of this Midnight Mania prize from {D.o.R.k.} previously, and was excited to receive it in their Butterfly 7 design. There are 2 boards there with a wide variety of prizes, along with a lucky chair, so they are a regularly visited place for me.

My nail note for tonight is an exciting one, as all the nails shown are from a generous HUD by Hello Dave and available for free at the FabFree Headquarters but that's not all...if you're a FabFree group member, you'll want to read the notecard in with this gift to find out how to get your $150L free credit at the Hello Dave store! Now for my hair note, if you're as taken with this hair as I am then you'll be happy to know that it's the Truth Hair style at the newest round of the Uber event (this round is Uber Spice!). The name is Ishya and it's only $200L (compared to the usual $250L) for each regular color pack. The bangs are an optional attachment, and there's a gorgeous accessory that is also optional and color changing via HUD.

Well, it's time for me to wish you all a day/night full of love and magic, and hugs to all!!

Credits:
Photo 1:

Dress: -AZUL- GroupGift2015Apr (Zebra & Giraffe)  $0L Free to Join

Photo 2:

Dress: .:.*Queen's*:.  Mesh Dress Lace  $0L SLF&O Group Gift

Photo 3:

Dress: Mishmash Fusion Gothy Harlequinade Corset Dress Green  $0L Midnight Mania Prize

Photo 4:

Dress: {GB & .cate.} LCS GROUP GIFT  $0L Lucky Chair Stalkers Group Gift

Photo 5:

Dress: {D.o.R.k} Fiona Butterfly 7  $0L Midnight Mania Gift

Nails: Hello Dave - Summer Reflections Stiletto  $0L FabFree HQ Gift

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ishya- gingers (available at ~uber~)
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Zahra Tan CL
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High & Mid

Monday, May 25, 2015

Monday Marketplace

Hiya everyone! I'd found more freebies on the marketplace and am very pleased to be able to share some with you. It's like shopping in RL on Amazon from the comfort of your home, only free! :) Also the lack of shipping charges is a great advantage too, hehe.

This pretty polka dotty outfit is by Mari, and comes with the bracelet and purse I'm wearing as well as a pair of shoes that I'm not, because they're prim feet that need tinting with a skin HUD that I'd still be messing with if I tried it. Now you'll notice that the purse isn't the one pictured on the marketplace, although it is still pretty, and despite the mention of a necklace I was unable to find one in there. But this is a free outfit, so I am grateful for what IS included and can certainly find a matching necklace in my inventory somewhere if I choose :)

For a summery feeling, I found this lovely maxi dress which comes with a HUD offering 6 different designs for the floral hemline. This is called Lauren by *ILLUSIVE* and offers beautiful versatility. Love the delicate crossed straps and bow in the back, too!

From maxi to mini, my next freebie find is by [Encore] and is called Priscilla. You get the dress and matching shoes for Slink MID feet, which I still love because in RL if I need to wear heels I prefer the lower kitten style. I think this subtle paisley print would be flattering on a wide range of skin tones, also :)

This beauty is another generous marketplace freebie, take a look at MCD Yellow Joy. Not only do you receive this stunning dress with a great rear view as well as front view, but you also get shoes for Slink MID feet (yep again, hehe, I was already rockin' the mid feet so why not?) and the gorgeous earrings, bracelet, and necklace! You know I love dresses that have details that help you look great from behind too, and if you think about it we do spend a lot of time in SL walking around looking at our own backs. So why shouldn't they look nice too? :)

One last marketplace treasure, this one is a special treat that you can share with your partner :) This is by .:Lethal:. and is exquisite! That texturing, I can almost feel the satin material and the tiny silky bow. This is all mesh, the babydoll and panties each come in standard mesh sizes. My necklace is a Mini Mania board prize from Talevin's, where you'll also find lucky chairs and Midnight Manias featuring jewelry and wands/staffs for your magical side.

Nail note, all the nails shown are current group gifts from Glaze, whom I've blogged before, they change their gifts frequently so it's worth the group slot and it's free to join. They also provide SLF&O group gifts, so you can find plenty of free treats there to get a good idea of their quality and style. I also have a hair note, this is one of the 6 new hairs on the Like Design lucky boards. You'll need to be in the group but it's free to join, and there are various styles/colors available to win. I was very happy to win this one, it's the only red prize so it suited me perfectly :) 

Well, I hope my adventure through the marketplace was fun for you too, and that you find something you can enjoy :) It has been a really nice holiday weekend here, and I am pleasantly tired if that makes sense...I guess it's mostly a relaxed feeling with a lingering good mood from having fun. Magpie hugs to all!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Outfit: *Mari* Gift !!!! Polka Dot Mesh Dress  $0L Marketplace
Nails: Glaze Condessa Slink Nail Gift  $0L Group Gift (Free to Join)

Photo 2:

Dress: *ILLUSIVE* Lauren Maxi Dress with Hud  $0L Marketplace
Nails: Glaze Condessa White Slink Nail Gift  $0L Group Gift (Free to Join)

Photo 3:

Dress/Shoes: [Encore] Priscilla  $0L Marketplace
Nails: Glaze Condessa White Slink Nail Gift  $0L Group Gift (Free to Join)

Photo 4:

Outfit: MCD Joy Yellow Gift  $0L Marketplace
Nails: Glaze Condessa White Slink Nail Gift  $0L Group Gift (Free to Join)

Photo 5:

Lingerie: .:Lethal:. Babydoll -Mermaid- GIFT LINGERIE  $0L Marketplace
Necklace: Talevin's Beaded Blue Triple Moon Necklace  $0L Mini Mania Prize
Nails: Glaze Condessa Slink Nail Gift  $0L Group Gift (Free to Join)

Hair: .: LIKE DESIGN :. Sarah Hair Lucky Board $0L Group LB (Free to Join)

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Zahra Tan CL
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Mid

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pajama Party!

Hiya everyone! I have some prizes from a small hunt called the Pajama Party Fun Hunt and since it's a holiday weekend here in the USA, the chance to relax in comfy PJ's sounds delightful :) You'll be looking for a small purple pillow, and all the prizes are free except one that was set out for $1L which was probably a mistake. I did pick it up and will be showing you, but I'll be sure to note that it's not quite free.

You get to see two prizes in this photo, my cozy shirt and the adorable bear I'm posing with! The nightshirt is the prize from Siren's Moon, #5 in the hunt, and those delicate white lace panties you can catch a glimpse of are actually attached. There is another pillow in their store with matching men's pajama pants so you can snuggle with a partner and be cutely coordinated :) As for the precious bear who reminds me of Pooky from Garfield, he's the prize from Psychotic Neko #4 and has 4 built in poses if you just right click and sit, the menu will pop up. You can put him on a floor, sofa, rug, whatever suits you...I just so happened to place him on my bed :)

Here's another view of the darling bear without me blocking any of him from your sight, hehe, and I'm sporting another hunt prize. This is from #20 Coull Creations, the one set out for $1L instead of free, and I adore the little monkeys on the top and the shorts :) As you can tell, I had some trouble with the alpha layer and my apparently chubby shoulders, but some shape adjusting may do what trying on all 5 included sizes could not. The monkeys kept a smile on my face no matter what :)

I think in this one, my avi is pondering brunch out on the balcony...this great prize from #1 Perfect Seduction is a terrific outfit for that! One single piece of mesh, a handful of bright cheerful colors, and a sweet little bow at the waistband, ideal for a peaceful morning or evening.

How about a charming jewelry set that matches the theme? This is prize #11 from IT! and is their Sheep Count set. The earrings, bracelets, and necklace are all included and would be a playful addition to many daytime casual outfits, not just sleepwear.

For an alluring nighttime look, we have prize #3 from *Zesty*. I love the delicate color and the pretty ties on the sides. Ruffles are always a plus as well in my book :)

Nail note, all the nails are hunt prizes as well, from one of the two prizes found at Nail It Good! in 2 separate pillows. They are stop #2 out of the 12 stores, two of which aren't ready yet. Like I said, small hunt but as you can see there are plenty of goodies to find.

Well, it's time for the credits, I wish everyone a beautiful day/night and magpie hugs to all!!

Credits:
All Prizes from the Pajama Party Fun Hunt:

Photo 1:

Shirt: Siren's Moon - Boy friend nightshirt  $0L Hunt Prize #5
Nails: Nail It Good! - Pajama Party (Slink/Belleza HUDs included) $0L Prize #2
Bear: Psychotic Neko  PN Sleepy Bear  $0L Prize #4

Photo 2:

Outfit: PaJaMa PaRtY FuN Hunt {Coull Creations} Gift  $1L Prize #10
Nails: Nail It Good! SB Pajama Party Nails (Slink/Belleza HUDs included) $0L Prize #2

Photo 3:

Outfit: PS! Pajama Party Set  $0L Hunt Prize #1
Nails: Nail It Good! SB Pajama Party Nails (Slink/Belleza HUDs included) $0L Prize #2

Photo 4:

Jewelry: !IT! Sheep Count Set  $0L Hunt Prize #11
Nails: Nail It Good! SB Pajama Party Nails (Slink/Belleza HUDs included) $0L Prize #2

Photo 5:
Nightgown: *Zesty* Pajama Party Hunt Gift  $0L Prize #3
Nails: Nail It Good! - Pajama Party (Slink/Belleza HUDs included) $0L Prize #2

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Dasha - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Zahra Tan CL
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Midnight Mania and Marketplace Magic

Hiya everyone! After yesterday's nearly monochromatic blog, I went exploring on the marketplace to see what colorful goodies I could find there. There was also a Midnight Mania prize I really wanted to show you though, so that adds a bit of variety too.

This darling sweater dress is from the Midnight Mania at Sugar Button Boutique, and how could I possibly resist sharing? Adorable kitties, and the white and pink just adds an extra touch of cute.

This marketplace find needs to be on a dance floor! Libbytulips Sparkle Fashion is known for these fascinating animated textures, and this is a perfect way to check it out and see if you like it :) You really do have to see it in person to appreciate the effect.

This gorgeous dress is sure to turn heads! I still can't believe it's FREE on the marketplace, labeled as *N*B* Spring group gift but of course a group tag isn't needed on the marketplace. So we can all enjoy this amazing gown, scattered with 3D butterflies, and please note it comes with a HUD to change the color scheme to your choice of 8 incredible options. I'm showing just 2 of those 8, a softer pastel and a bright one that really shows off the butterflies. I love how the top even has those cutouts to give it a butterfly shape!

I suppose that left me in the mood for nature, so when I saw this I couldn't resist. Bold cheery sunflowers, framed by deep gold trim, this one shoulder mini dress by SIRA is stunning. Hard to believe that this is another marketplace freebie find :)

This last marketplace freebie find for the night is appropriate for both being a cheerful color, and with a name like Rosebud it fits the nature theme of the last few goodies. The dress is called [s]. mini dress but the store name on the marketplace is Okaie, so I'm guessing they did a rebranding. Beautiful color, and a very simple style that is ideal for warm weather.

I had a wonderful Saturday and I hope you all enjoyed your day too :) For tomorrow I am deciding between an encore of marketplace treasures, and a few other possibilities, so stay tuned for whatever tomorrow brings. Magpie hugs to all!!

Credits:
Photo 1:

Dress:Sugar Button Boutique ~SB~ "sweater dress" Rigged mesh- "Cute kitties" $0L Midnight Mania Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: Libbytulips Sparkle Fashion *Rock Star* Rainbow Sparkle Mini Dress - Mesh- Free Gift  $0L Marketplace

Photo 3:

Dress: *N*B* Spring Groupgift!  $0L Marketplace

Photo 4:

Dress: SIRA - Aliwen Dress - Sunflowers FREE  $0L Marketplace

Photo 5:

Dress: [s]. mini dress // rosebud.  $0L Marketplace

Nails: Xanthe's Lovely lace Slink fingernail appliers  $0L Marketplace Freebie

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Dasha - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Zahra Tan CL
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Fun

Hiya everyone! It's finally here, and I'm very excited about it. For some reason my goodies for tonight's post seem to be mostly in black & white, and while it wasn't a conscious choice I think it can be quite striking for a weekend event like a date or a visit to a club for example.


Funny story about this one, I worked on a hunt that only had 6 stores participating to start with, and only 3 actually put a prize out (the others are 'skip for now' on the blog). So this super cute sweatshirt is from the Oh Dinosaur Hunt, and the prizes are almost as rare as live dinos ;) If you love the dino hoodie as much as I do, please head to Echo who are #6 in the hunt, and find a dinosaur egg for $0L. As for my jeans, they are a lucky chair prize from GeMyles with a great panther image on the left leg, and my tank top was a pop of color I found for free on the marketplace courtesy of VaVaVoom. 


My nails are the funny, irreverent, and irresistible prize from #5 in the Oh Dinosaur Hunt, Weaponized Sugar. Their store name alone makes me smile, so the nails being so quirky (raptor Jesus) isn't a surprise :) The sexy outfit I'm wearing, which includes the dress, belt, bangles, and hat, is from Braham Designs and is a free gift at their store. There's also one for the SLF&O group next to it, so head on over and get some free goodies!


This sweetly feminine dress, which is 2 separate mesh layers to allow for that lace overlay (or go without if you prefer), was a Midnight Mania prize from Jinx and changes each day so be sure to check and see what they're offering at the moment. This gives you a nice idea of their quality as well as generosity.


This would definitely be fun for a visit to a nice club, somehow it makes me think of dancing. Funny story (yes, another one, sorry hehe) I found this one by accident as I was temporarily unable to teleport away from the Flawless sim (was visiting Entice for their lucky boards/mm) and decided to check out all the other stores. This was a free gift on the desk in TD, no group needed or anything. It was a wonderful surprise, and very cool that one of SL's little glitches worked out so well in my favor!


Last but not least, we have a dollarbie...the Rock & Cute Hunt I've shown a couple of prizes from recently, this is one of the $1L prizes at Brii Underground Wear. You can see photos of all 10 of their prizes on the wall in the store, and this is #03 called Catarina. The dress, earrings, and shoes are all included, as with most of their outfits; they seem to consistently include various extras with any outfit they carry :)

It was a good but busy day here, and I'm expecting another very busy but enjoyable day for Saturday. I tend to be a homebody so it's probably quite good for me to be out and about more :) Wishing all of you a magnificent weekend, magical magpie hugs to all!!

Credits:
Photo 1:

Top: VaVaVOOM ! > Tanks - Pink Swirls  $0L Marketplace Freebie
Jacket: .Echo. Dino Hoodie Female Version  $0L Oh Dinosaur Hunt Prize #6
Jeans: GeMyles Pandora Panther Jeans LC Gift Bag  $0L Lucky Chair Prize
Nails: [M] FREEBIE // Slink Nail Polish // Elegant  $0L Marketplace Freebie


Photo 2:

Dress: Braham Design Black Dress Hat Belt Bangles  $0L Free Gift
Nails: Weaponized Sugar :{WS}: Multi-Nails HUD - manicure - Raptor Jesus  $0L Oh Dinosaur Hunt Prize #5

Photo 3:

Dress: Jinx (DD) Sophia Dark - Petrolium  $0L Midnight Mania Prize
Nails: [M] FREEBIE // Slink Nail Polish // Elegant  $0L Marketplace Freebie

Photo 4:

Dress: TD BLACK & SILVER Dress GIFT Freebie {2015}  $0L

Photo 5:

Outfit: Brii Underground Wear **CATARINA CASUAL STYLE COMPLET OUTFIT **  $1L RCH Hunt #03
Nails: [M] FREEBIE // Slink Nail Polish // Elegant  $0L Marketplace Freebie

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Melita - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Zahra Tan CL
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

Assorted Goodies

Hiya everyone! Tonight is a mixture of freebies from Midnight Manias and Mini Manias, lucky boards, a marketplace freebie and a dollarbie hunt outfit too. Variety can be the spice of second life too, it seems :)

Sometimes it seems easier to find formal items than casual, so I am eager to share these for times when you need more laid back wardrobe items as I do often. The top is from Entice and is a lucky board prize (one of 6 different ones!) called Disturbia Vest in gold. My comfy looking jeans are a Mini Mania prize from Wicked named Laura patch jeans, and I'm once again fascinated by all the details that went into these. Did you notice the floral pattern above each pocket? Well it's on the back pockets too. There is a HUD included for 5 color choices for the buttons, which it turns out are the waistband button and the rivets on each pocket, front and back.

This sunshiny frock is one of many that rotate through the Midnight Mania board at Jinx, named Mimi in Summer Flower. For my nails I went with one of many marketplace freebies for Slink nails, this is from the Elegant set by [MELONopolis]. Take a peek, there are 8 color choices on the HUD and it's fantastic!

Sometimes I look at a monochrome outfit like this dress and think wow, I could use a pop of color in my accessories! So with my very pretty Bedazzle Dress in Silver courtesy of Dumb Blond and their Midnight Mania board, I accessorized with the fun freebie I picked up at the Thrift Shop event from Somnia. This jewelry set named Lova includes the necklace and earrings, with a HUD for each to change the heart to your choice of 5 colors. I love winged hearts, and the fun of letting my jewelry say that my heart is soaring :) For my nails I chose another color from the marketplace freebie HUD mentioned for the previous photo.

This does look very similar to the dollarbie outfit I blogged yesterday, and the reason for that is that it's another prize from the same hunt and store :) This is from the Rock & Cute Hunt at Brii Creations and RD Style, and is from prize #18 which can be found at RD Style. Perhaps tomorrow I'll pop over to Brii Creations and choose a 'rock' style outfit to show you :) For my manicure change, another marketplace freebie called (AB) Reila, see credits for the linkage.

Well, my allergies are still way out of control but I'm thinking positive and letting the nasal spray do its thing. We've had beautiful weather here with just a few showers but nice and warm out, and the baby groundhogs have been exploring the backyard a bit :) I hope you all have a fantastic day/night, magpie hugs to all!!

Credits:
Photo 1:

Top: Entice - Disturbia Vest - Gold  $0L Lucky Board Prize
Jeans: WICKED * Laura - Patch Jeans (Blue) (includes button HUD 5 colors)  $0L Mini Mania Prize

Photo 2:

Dress: Jinx (DD) Mimi - Summer Flower  $0L Midnight Mania Prize
Nails: [M] FREEBIE // Slink Nail Polish // Elegant  $0L Marketplace Freebie

Photo 3:

Dress: Dumb Blond [DB] BEDAZZLE DRESS SILVER  $0L Midnight Mania Prize
Jewelry: .:Somnia:. Lova {Special}  $0L Thrift Shop Gift
Nails: [M] FREEBIE // Slink Nail Polish // Elegant  $0L Marketplace Freebie

Photo 4:

Outfit: RD Style Jeans Pink & White Shirt  $1L RCH Hunt Prize #18
Nails: (AB) Reila  $0L Marketplace Freebie

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Felicity - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Zahra Tan CL
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High