Thursday, July 30, 2015

More Aloha Fair Gifts

Hiya everyone! I have some more gifts from The Aloha Fair to show you, a mixture of freebies and dollarbies as that decision was left up to the designers. Yesterday I focused on free gifts, today is mostly the $1L ones. There are plenty to enjoy from a wide variety of designers there.

These jumpsuits are both found in the surfboard from B!asta, so for $1L you get two beautiful outfits in breezy colors. I love the hibiscus print on them, and the colors are terrific.

At MOoh! you will find this delightful little dress in their surfboard for a single linden. Those ruffles and that color, so fun for the season and great for everyday wear or something a bit fancier too if the mood strikes.

It wouldn't be a summery event without plenty of bathing suits, so if you'd like a sweet mesh bikini with a refreshing watermelon print on it, head on over to the Rir stand. For just $1L you get standard mesh sizes plus a fitmesh Slink size for each the top and bottom. As you can see, it's sexy but not too revealing, nice rear coverage, and that lace in the front is a fun addition. Speaking of additions, I accessorized this with some cool shades from J&A Rock Culture. They are a free gift and come with a HUD for 4 different colors, two of which you can see above and the other two are a cheery yellow and a pretty blue.

For those days when you're feeling sassy, head on over to .Sass and grab this free pair of t-shirts with their logo on the front and a message on the back that you've been sassified. This gift provides both system layers and appliers for Omega and TMP in each color. 

Finally I have two playful free gifts from surfboards, a cute hand fan from Duh! and a Summer Camp shirt from {D.o.R.k.} that comes in system layers only. I tried camming in to read that banner beneath the words Summer Camp, but no luck, so that remains a mystery to me. The fan has an animation built in but my AO overrode it easily so it's fine if you prefer no animation.

Nail note of the night is the same as yesterday's, another free gift from the Aloha Fair courtesy of Kitty's Claws. I'm still loving those 10 floral patterns, and the HUD itself is quite fun. 

All in all it was a crazy, stormy day here but the weekend is almost here and I've got enjoyable plans so plenty to look forward to. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, and magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:
All Gifts from the Aloha Fair:

Photo 1:
Outfits: [B!] Blooming Hibiscus Peach and Turquoise  $1L Aloha Fair Gifts

Photo 2:
Dress: MOoH! Ruffle mini dress TAF Gift  $1L Aloha Fair Gift

Photo 3:
Bikini: Rir Bandeau Watermelon Bikini  $1L Aloha Fair Gift
Sunglasses: J&A Rock Culture Sunglasses with 4 color HUD  $0L Aloha Fair Gift

Photo 4:
Shirts: .Sass. teez [sassified] brown and teal  $0L Aloha Fair Gift

Photo 5:
Shirt: {D.o.R.k} Summer Camp  $0L Aloha Fair Gift
Fan: ::Duh!:: Hand Fan Prop Gift  $0L Aloha Fair Gift

Nails: Kitty's Claws: Florals (Slink fingernails/toenails)  $0L Aloha Fair Gift

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ami - Gingers at ~uber~
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Kendra GG APRIL CL Tan
Lips: [:T:] Parted lips {free from TULI skins} Parted lips 1  $0L Marketplace
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Aloha Fair Freebies

Hiya everyone! Summer certainly is a season of abundant fairs and events with really tremendous fashions. This morning I visited the Aloha Fair, where you can find surfboards in most of the stands that have gifts for either $0L or $1L. So not only are there some beautiful fashions, but the generous designers are also rewarding us for visiting! Let's have a look at some of the gifts I picked up...

This terrific outfit from Sweet Temptations is definitely my style, with its casual denim vest and billowy Boho pants that have a cute tasseled belt attached. I think for everyday wear I'd add a system layer tank top or short sleeve crop top for modesty, but that's just me :) Isn't the texture of the pants gorgeous?

I found this cute set in the surfboard at SHEY, the Keska sport pants and top. Standard mesh sizes are included for each, and this isn't limited to just summer. Enjoy it year round and decide for yourself if you feel like working out or just looking fit and fine in it.

You probably aren't surprised to see that I found a bikini, and this one is gorgeous! Silk Dreams is giving us this Joy Bikini in Emerald for free, in system layers with attachments for the bows in the front, back, and side ties on each hip. This is a sexy, alluring suit that is revealing but not excessively so.

Lots of goodies here, first of all we have a gift of 5 shirts that I'm only showing you one so you can be surprised by the other colors/patterns :) On the left, that is the pink top with frills from one of two gifts from StarsFashion. The others in that pack are black, brown, grey, and leopard. On the right, that shirt is another gift in the surfboard from StarsFashion, simply called July Gift 1. Those lovely flowers in my hair and around my wrist are the gift from Graffitiwear, the Pink Double Hair Flower and Bracelet. Even my shoes are another Aloha Fair gift, this time from Pinks, called Flavia pink flowers and is for Slink high feet. The jeans are not from the Aloha Fair and will be credited separately :)

Finally, this sweet shirt is our gift from BN Designs and is called Sheila blue. All the little details really make it wonderful, from the layered look and the stripes to the buttons so nicely textured. These designers have really spoiled us!

Nail note of the night: it's another Aloha Fair gift, a HUD with 10 floral patterns from Kitty's Claws, a very appropriate and fun name for a designer of Slink manicures. As for my jeans in the last 2 photos, they are a free gift (a Midnight Mania oopsie apparently) from TLB The Little Bat, set out in front of the Midnight Manias. You know that means I'm gonna suggest you click said MM boards, hehe, and check the 4 lucky boards on the floor. It's a great place to explore for gifts, bargains, and just great fashions in general.

I am planning on going Premium in SL soon, but I have been trying to make heads or tails of the info about the 512sqm tier and what can be done with it if you opt out of the Linden offered home...the few people I've talked to who are premium already weren't sure either. I'd ideally like to either buy or rent a parcel, depending on the details. I am hoping my current landlord replies soon, as a landowner in SL already I'm confident that she'll have some answers but with my luck she's probably on vacation this week or something. If anyone knows anything, please feel free to leave a comment! Meanwhile I hope you're all having a fantastic day/evening, many magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:
All Gifts from the Aloha Fair:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Sweet Temptations Camden Pants & Denim Vest  $0L Aloha Fair Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: SHEY - Keska Sport Pants & Top  $0L Aloha Fair Gift

Photo 3:
Silk Dreams Joy Bikini - Emerald  $0L Aloha Fair Gift

Photo 4:
Shirt Left: *Stars*Fashion* Top with frills  $0L Aloha Fair Gift
Shirt Right: *Stars*Fashion* July Gift I  $0L Aloha Fair Gift
Shoes: ~Pinks Flavia Shoe Box - Pink Flowers (Slink High)  $0L Aloha Fair Gift
Jewelry: Graffitiwear Pink Double Hair Flower & Bracelet  $0L Aloha Fair Gift

Photo 5:
Shirt: BN designs Sheila Blue  $0L Aloha Fair Gift


Nails: Kitty's Claws: Florals (Slink fingernails/toenails)  $0L Aloha Fair Gift

Jeans photo 4/5: !TLB - Darling Jeans/Grey  $0L Free Gift in front of MM Boards

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ami - Gingers at ~uber~
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Kendra GG APRIL CL Tan
Lips: [:T:] Parted lips {free from TULI skins} Parted lips 1  $0L Marketplace
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Relaxing With Some Freebies

Hiya everyone! How is your evening going? I have some freebies and a dollarbie or two that I am pleased to share :)


Looks like you caught me stretching while I check on my PlantPets, and since it's been a long day I am lounging in a comfy shorts set from Kitty Shape Wears. We Are Siamese Loungers is a $1L prize from the Cats Hunt, which is ending in a few days so be sure to hurry if you'd like one too. That prize includes a t-shirt for the men with the same cute cats on it. I am also wearing one of the nail designs from La Boheme for the same hunt, so another $1L will get you two different sets of cat-themed nails there. These are called LB Cheshire and have black lace cat faces laid atop a French manicure.


Let's have a peek out the window...looks like a good night for some indoor pursuits. I am wearing two different lucky board prizes from blah.BLAH.blah, the Anna Half Cami top which comes in 3 variations, and the Elise Button Skirt which comes with a HUD to change color and buttons. There are 9 colors and 2 styles, you can see on the left there are only 4 buttons but on the right there are 8 in that front panel. Both are such cute styles!


I decided to head out onto the balcony, and since it isn't too hot out here I get to show you a bright and cheery dress from the Midnight Mania board at Dumb Blond. This is their Hanky Dress in Pink Sunrise, and that color can brighten any evening. It's such a fun, flowy casual style.


I must admit that this outfit confuses me a bit...it is a marketplace freebie called dungarees in the listing, but Racer back Romper in the folder. It almost looks like loose harem pants instead of a skirt, but the legs do seem to be connected after all. The sequin texture is certainly fun, and the rear view shows that the armholes are quite low so can provide an unexpected glimpse of skin :) If not for the dressy pattern, I'd say it is a great style for lounging around.

It truly has been a long day, but not a bad one, and I am always happy to be here sharing goodies from all around the grid with you. I hope you're all having a terrific day/evening, and sending magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:

Photo 1:

Outfit: Kitty Shape Wears ::KSW:: We Are Siamese Loungers  $1 Cat Hunt Prize #9
Nails: [LB Cheshire] *Slink* Manicure  $1L Cat Hunt Prize #17

Photo 2:

Top: blah.BLAH.blah*MESH*Anna  Half Cami Top  $0L Lucky Board Prize
Skirt: blah.BLAH.blah*MESH* Elise Button Skirt  $0L Lucky Board Prize
Nails: [LB Cheshire] *Slink* Manicure  $1L Cat Hunt Prize #17

Photo 3:

Dress: Dumb Blond [DB] HANKY DRESS PINK SUNRISE  $0L Midnight Mania Prize
Nails: [LB Roar] *Slink* Manicure  $1L Cat Hunt Prize #17

Photo 4:

Outfit: Mesh Racer back Romper  $0L Marketplace Freebie
Nails: [LB Roar] *Slink* Manicure  $1L Cat Hunt Prize #17

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ami - Gingers at ~uber~
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Kendra GG APRIL CL Tan
Lips: [:T:] Parted lips {free from TULI skins} Parted lips 1  $0L Marketplace
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual

Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday Mix

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have a wide variety of magpie treasures to share, no real theme or common thread other than freebies with a dollarbie thrown in. If you'd like to see how to look like a million lindens for a single linden or less, here we go!

Sometimes I fall into the trap of equating pants with casual, but this striking outfit from LUZ (Luziefee) is a terrific reminder that a pants outfit can be classy and elegant. This is a subscriber gift for June/July, and it is always refreshing to be on a mailing list that doesn't take up a precious group slot. The top is named Coco Top marsala, and the pants are Hazelle Leggings.

This is a great find for the summer, short and sweet with nautical stripes. You can win this from the lucky chair at Sugar Button Boutique if your initial comes up (there are 4 chairs so plenty of other prizes as well) and the name is Scoop neck Dress "Ahoy there" in blue.

Here is a fantastic Midnight Mania prize from Jinx, whose board changes everyday so while I can't be sure when this will be offered again but I can be sure that something great is always up for slaps :) This prize includes the dress shown in standard mesh sizes, the shoes for Slink high feet, and the attachment with 4 lovely butterflies to flap softly around your head. You can easily leave them off, but they are a fun addition.

If you are looking for something more casual, I highly recommend a trip to Wicked where you can find this charming dollarbie prize from the Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt. You get the pretty striped tank top (check out the cute wooden beads on the straps!) and cuffed jeans, each in standard mesh sizes. While you're there, be sure to click the mini-mania board and check the 2 lucky chairs, so many goodies to be had!

Back to something fancier, and this time it's a marketplace freebie find...this is BLOKC Draped Grecia Dress in Gold, and comes in your usual mesh sizes. The draping is lovely, and I really like the color as well. It drapes fairly low in the back, so between that and the flash of skin in the front where the hem drapes upward, this is a fairly sexy dress! You should definitely take it to a club or somewhere fancy and show it off :)

Nail note of the night: I went with a great little HUD from the marketplace that I've blogged before, a free gift from Over The Moon. Hair note: I finally squeezed my way into Uber and snagged this amaaaazing new hair from Truth (yes, I am aware that I'm an addict, LOL) for $200L which is the event price and a discount from their usual $250L price. I love it!! The loose but elegant style will be really useful for blogging since it doesn't hide my clothing or my ears for when I need to show you some earrings, and I think it works for casual or dressy styles. That means you will be seeing it quite a bit here :) Another random note is that I missed having a bit of a smile with a glimpse of teeth showing, so my marketplace gift from Tuli is back.

Well, we made it through another Monday! I've got things to ponder and some research to do, but it wasn't a bad day and I'm feeling cheerful. So I hope you are all having a beautiful day/evening, magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Outfit: LUZ - Groupgift June/July 2015  $0L Subscriber Gift

Photo 2:

Dress: Sugar Button Boutique ~SB~ Scoop neck dress- "Ahoy there"- Blue  $0L Lucky Chair Prize

Photo 3:

Outfit: Jinx (DD) Fluttering Butterflies  $0L Midnight Mania Prize

Photo 4:

Outfit: WICKED * Nina - Tank Top & Jeans  $1L Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt Prize

Photo 5:

Dress: BLOKC Draped Grecia Dress GOLD Gift  $0L Marketplace Freebie

Nails: Over The Moon slink fingernails otm  $0L Marketplace Freebie

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ami - Gingers at ~uber~
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Kendra GG APRIL CL Tan
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

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Grand Opening Hunt Goodies

Hiya everyone! As a group member of -{ZOZ}- for their impressive Slink nails, I read their group notice yesterday about a grand opening of ZOZDOM, a Noir City catering to the D/s lifestyle, and an accompanying hunt. I personally have never explored the D/s lifestyle (but absolutely do not judge) but the word "hunt" will always get my attention in SL :) I am verified and able to go to adult sims, so I went to their beautifully crafted, elegant location where I wandered for quite a while, looking for small dark grey gift boxes. There is a dance floor and stage with larger group-only boxes that is NOT what you want, these are up the hill where the buildings are, some inside stores and some in the surrounding area. There are 7 gifts from ZOZ and 4 from NSP Florals, so 11 little gift boxes in total to track down. You can check their blog for more details. Would you like to sneak a peek at what I found?

First we have a gorgeous ring, Third Eye Chakra, on my right hand but also included is one for the left. I am wearing just one of the 12 beautiful nail colors included in a different prize, the Glitter Kiss Slink HUD. The shimmery shades are vibrant and have that beautiful gloss to them that I've always admired about ZOZ nails.

If the mention of Chakras got your attention, you are certainly in luck with the next nail HUD as it features all 7 Chakra symbols so you can choose the one most meaningful to you or mix them up as I have done here. I admit my knowledge is limited but I have a friend who has studied them as part of her yoga studies. I hope you notice the beautiful tips too, what a wonderful way to accentuate the beauty of the chakras. This HUD is specifically for Slink nails by the way.

This gift (none of them were numbered so I can't really differentiate) includes a lovely nail style called All My Love, which matches the included Ruby Heart rings perfectly. Maitreya and Slink versions are included for the nails and the rings, so you can show either type of hands some love :)

These lustrous nails really catch the eye, both for the mirror-like tips and the card suits symbols upon them. This gift is the Savvy Playing Cards Polish HUD for Slink, and has 12 different choices of design. Whether you're feeling like a joker or the ace of hearts, there is bound to be something to appeal to you. (Yay me for resisting the pun of something to 'suit'  your tastes!)

While all of the previous prizes shown were from ZOZ, this photo will give you a look at all 4 prizes in the packages from NSP Florals, which are the various colors of boutonnieres. They are traditionally worn by men, and a similar floral arrangement for women would be the corsage I suppose, but some traditions are meant to be changed and I just might wear them with a matching dress if I want to. Such defined, restrictive gender roles are so last century ;) In the main image I am wearing NSP Calla & Orchid boutonniere in burnt orange, then the insets from top to bottom are the same style in dusty pink, ghost green, and white & lavender. I love that they aren't merely recolors, but that dusty pink orchid has a very different texture with spots on it for example, they are each unique and lovely.

Instead of a nail note of the night, since they were the focus for most of the blog, I have a clothing note of the night :) My brightly colored dress is a lucky board prize from Entice, called Drunk in Love - Light 3. This fun style must come in a wide variety of colors and patterns based on the name. Standard mesh sizes are enclosed, and I'm loving the little ties at the hem on each side.

I sure hope everyone has had an enjoyable weekend, refreshed and ready to start the new week. I had a good one for the most part, and I'm ready to see what this week brings. Magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:
All Prizes from the ZOZDOM Grand Opening Hunt:

Photo 1:
Nails: -{ZOZ}- Polish Glitter Kiss - Slink Fingernails  $0L ZOZDOM Grand Opening Hunt Prize

Ring: -{ZOZ}- Third Eye Chakra Ring R (L also included)  $0L ZOZDOM Grand Opening Hunt Prize

Photo 2:

Nails: -{ZOZ}- Chakras Polish (slink) Fingernail Hud  $0L ZOZDOM Grand Opening Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Nails: -{ZOZ}- All My Love - Solo Polish (Slink and Maitreya included) $0L ZOZDOM Grand Opening Hunt Prize
Rings: -{ZOZ}- Ruby Heart Ring L & R Slink (L & R Maitreya also included) $0L ZOZDOM Grand Opening Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Nails: -{ZOZ}- Savvy Playing Cards Polish - (Slink) Fingernail Hud  $0L ZOZDOM Grand Opening Hunt Prize

Photo 5:

Boutonnieres: NSP Calla & Orchid boutonniere - burnt orange, dusty pink, ghost green, white & lavender  $0L ZOZDOM Grand Opening Hunt Prize

Dress: Entice - Drunk In Love - Light 3  $0L Lucky Board Prize

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Fleur - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Kendra GG APRIL CL Tan
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Picnic Day Hunt Prizes

Hiya everyone! One of the things I appreciate most about SL is the international nature that gives us the opportunity to learn about cultures and traditions we would probably never get a chance to see in person. I had never heard of Picnic Day, but the hunt blog I visit explained the background of being a holiday in the Northern Territory of Australia to celebrate the freeing of indentured laborers. So for the Picnic Day Hunt, you are looking for an ant (I have all sorts of bug phobias so not my favorite choice LOL) and they are $0-5L at the discretion of the merchant. I am sharing the freebies, which fortunately were most of them, so prepare to see a ton of cute free hats!!

These are both prizes found at store #1, Xen's Hats, and as you can see there is one for the ladies and one for the gents. The visor is such a pretty shade of lilac, and the fedora is classy and sexy.

Here are two angles of the prize from Stone's Works #2, the Jagerhut hunter's hat. I quite like the jaunty feather, and it is resizable so you can fit it for any avatar.

These delightful floral accented hats are varied yet similar, so an interesting combination. First we have the prize from #3 Crazy Pastry Designs, and I love the colors of the flowers. The middle image, that is a LOT of hat! Say hello to Sakura in Gold from Ladies Pleasure, #6 in the hunt. The hat on the right is from EBDesign #11, and is called Picnic Boater straw rose flowers. It attached to my right hand when I first tried it on, so I reattached it to my chin and edited it to get it where it is. The band adds such a sweet touch along with those flowers!

Plenty of sunny colors here and wide variety of styles. On the left we have a headpiece from Grumble, which makes me think some sort of nature goddess, but it is called GG Barbed Headband - Yellow and is prize #12. In the middle, yes I am still hiding under there hehe, it's prize #13 from AlaFolie called Chapeau BERGERA rigged and also includes no rigged version. On the right we have a very lovely summer hat from Chimeric Fashions, who usually create intricate masks but are treating us with this delicate hat.

A whimsical trio of hats to round off the post, we have first the Picnic Day Hat with ants from Hatter 'n Hell (#18), which you may be glad to hear also comes with a version without ants. The middle hat is a tall one, "Picnic Time" Niche Top Hat from the Mad Hattery who are #17 in the hunt. It seems even hiding food inside your hat cannot stop those hungry ants. On the right, wow those cupcakes look yummy, and HATOLOGY has decorated their prize with ladybugs instead of ants for a really cute touch. They are #8 in the hunt. I love the gingham for each hat, as it does bring to mind picnics for me.

Whew, that sure was a lot of hats! I decided to go with a simple sundress from the marketplace to work with the wide variety of hats whether casual or formal, and not to distract from the hats. I needed a hair that didn't have a lot of height in the crown, so this Truth Hair called Fleur fit the bill nicely. This post was a fun change of pace, as was the hunt itself, so I hope you enjoy. I also hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend so far, magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:
All Prizes from the Picnic Day Hunt:

Photo 1:
Left: Xen's Hats XH LeFlore Visor Lilac (Mesh)  $0L Prize #1
Right:  XH Bali Fedora Blue Band (Mesh)  $0L Prize #1

Photo 2:

Hat: Stone's Works Jagerhut (Hunters Hat) $0L Prize #2

Photo 3:

Left: Crazy Pastry Designs Picnic Day Hat Hunt Gift  $0L #3
Middle: Ladies Pleasure ~LP~ Sakura Hat - Gold  $0L Prize #6
Right: EBDesign Picnic Boater straw rose pink flowers  $0L Prize #11

Photo 4:

Left: Grumble GG Barbed Headband-Yellow  $0L Prize #12
Middle: AlaFolie: Chapeau BERGERA rigged (also no rigged)  $0L Prize #13
Right: ~Chimeric Fashions~ Summer Hat  $0L Prize #14

Photo 5:

Left: Hatter 'n Hell Picnic Day Hat with ants (also without)  $0L Prize #18
Middle: The Mad Hattery "Picnic Time" Niche Top Hat  $0L Prize #17
Right: Picnic Hunt HATOLOGY (resize)  $0L Prize #8

Dress: *ILLUSIVE* Lauren Maxi Dress with Hud  $0L Marketplace

Nails: Glaze Condessa White Slink Nail Gift  $0L Group Gift (Free to Join)

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Fleur - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Kesia Group Gift May CL
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

Friday, July 24, 2015

More KittyCatS Fun in the Sun

Hiya everyone! I have a few more prizes from the Fun in the Sun Hunt to share with you, and the more time I spent hunting around those sims full of adorable KittyCatS the more I want one :) They are not free however, like our hunt prizes, which I am quite eager to show you. First I will simply repeat my advice from yesterday, which is to read the blog for the best way to hunt. The HUD at the landing zones of all the sims is a big help so you know which sim each prize is on.

Before showing off some bathing suits again, I have a very pretty dress to show you that is found in Sunglasses #24. This gift from DI is a fatpack of colors, from left to right I am wearing Passion, Mercury, and Cobalt but you will also find Bronze, Emerald, Hot Pink, Onyx, Passion (red), Snow, and Violet in each standard mesh size. I love the cutout shoulders, and those sexy rivets and straps that are part of the intricate texture.

Here we have both gifts found in Sunglasses #18 and the necklace from Beach ball #31. The necklace is from Grumble and is simply called Pearls with Butterfly. As for the other gifts, they are both by [RUBY] as are many of what I am featuring tonight...the bikini is called Hot in the Sun and comes in red, purple, and teal with system layers plus a cute bow for the back, and appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink and TMP. The comfy Mesh Multi-Pose Beach Towels come in teal (shown) and red, and contain animations for female, male, couples, male-male and girl-girl. Variety is the spice of Second Life!

I tried on the teal color of the above bikini (oh, did I mention it's a thong?) to show you this fun [Mesh] Sandy Beach Towel Set from Dekute Dekore, which you will find in Ice Cream #20. There are male and female animations built in, and it's only 1 LI so if prim count matters to you too, this is an even more valuable find. I like the "read" pose that I'm showing, as it temp-rezzes out a book for you to enjoy.

Into the pool for this photo, we have the red thong from the bikini of the previous photos along with the Lacey Summer Top by [RUBY] found in Ice Cream #26. The inner tube is another treat from [RUBY] called Beach Floating Ring, and it comes in blue (shown, red, or teal. It is the other prize found in Ice Cream #26. The inner tubes have 2 female poses and 2 male poses to suit everyone.

Here we have a cute outfit from Sweet E's, their red shirt and blue jean capri found in Beach ball #28. This includes the system layers shown, plus appliers for Omega, TMP and Eve. The jewelry is from ~TMD~ and found inside Sunglasses #30, includes the necklace, earrings, ring and even the sunglasses (so yes, you find sunglasses inside a sunglasses hunt object!). Now that cute bag on my shoulder, with built-in pose, is from je suis...and is called brillante MESH bag, and has such bright cheery colors. This can be found in Ice Cream #23.

Nail note of the night: since I wanted a wide variety of colors, I went with a hunt gift I'd previously blogged here from La Boheme. This is their Body Art Hunt prize so you only have a week left to grab it if you haven't already, I highly recommend it :) I went with the silver instead of the gold I'd shown before, no special reason.

The weekend is finally here, yay! For me that mostly means farmers' markets and relaxing, but whatever it means to you I hope all of you enjoy yourselves. Magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:
All prizes from the Fun in the Sun Hunt:

Photo 1:
Dress: DI: The Hanna Dress Fatpack  $0L Sunglasses #24

Photo 2:
Bikini: [RUBY] - Hot in the Sun Bikini  $0L Sunglasses #18
Towel: [RUBY] - Mesh Multi-Pose Beach Towels  $0L Sunglasses #18
Necklace: Grumble- GG Pearls with Butterfly  $0L Beach ball #31

Photo 3:
Bikini: [RUBY] - Hot in the Sun Bikini teal  $0L Sunglasses #18
Towel: [Mesh] Sandy Beach Towel Set : by Dekute Dekore  $0L Ice Cream #20

Photo 4:
Top: [RUBY] - Lacey Summer Top - Rigged Mesh  $0L Ice Cream #26
Bikini Bottom: [RUBY] - Hot in the Sun Bikini red  $0L Sunglasses #18
Inner Tube: [RUBY] - BEACH FLOATING RING in blue (shown), red, teal  $0L Ice Cream #26

Photo 5:
Outfit: Sweet E's Red Shirt and Blue Jean Capri  $0L Beach ball #28
Jewelry: ~TMD~Fun in the Sun  $0L Sunglasses #30
Bag: je suis...brillante MESH Bag  $0L Ice Cream #23

Nails: La Boheme [LB Arclight Silver]  $0L Body Art Hunt Prize

Hair: Magika [01] Later
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Kesia Group Gift May CL
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fun in the Sun with Kitties!

Hiya everyone! I think I got my hunt names confused and wound up not getting around to the Fun in the Sun Hunt until just over a week before its end, so it's certainly a good thing that the hunt takes place on 3 connected sims and is just 35 hidden prizes. The hunt objects are a mixture of beach balls, sunglasses, and ice cream cones. You are probably familiar with KittyCatS, those sweet breedable cats that have captured the hearts of many in SL and can even be found lounging in a great deal of the stores I visit. As you will see though, the prizes aren't limited to being cat-related whatsoever, so you don't have to be a cat fanatic to enjoy this hunt :) I myself have never had the pleasure of owning a KittyCatS cutie, but can easily appreciate how much fun they must be. Right click one and choose 'pet' and you'll see what I mean! As for the hunt, they provide a HUD when you land at any of the sims so you can find them in order, but I did stumble upon a few out of order as well. Best advice: peep the blog!!

Fun in the sun generally means plenty of bathing suits, and this hunt doesn't disappoint in that regard. This is from beach ball #4 from .:WinTeRwooD Designs:. and is called Boho Bikini, and there is a men's prize in there too. I love the rings, and the pretty colors in the pattern. Standard mesh sizes are included.

If you prefer system layers for your bathing suits, this should fit the bill :) This adorable bikini from [RUBY] includes the system layers as shown, plus that sweet bow for the back of the bandeau, and appliers for Slink, Belleza, Maitreya, and TMP. This treat is in beach ball #7. Now you probably noticed my sunglasses...now that I mentioned them, you probably looked again...they are a prize too. From ice cream cone #2, courtesy of {Cloud Nine Kitties}, these are Meow Pow Shades for men and women. There are a black pair and a white pair for each men and women, then the women get an extra pair in each color with those adorable ears. They all have the whiskers dangling beneath the nose, a giggle-worthy touch for sure.

Quick change of pace, this lovely summer dress from [SNP] is hiding inside beach ball #1 and would make a nice coverup for on the way to the beach or perhaps after you've enjoyed some sunshine. The pattern sure is reminiscent of the ocean for the color and the waves.

If you have enough blues and teals in your summer wardrobe, how about something radiant in red? This starry stunner is the prize from beach ball #10 and is from Sparrow Nest's Creations. System layers only.

I am quite taken with the prize from sunglasses #3, courtesy of ~Mesh Glam~ called Starry Night Rings. The women's dark is on the left, the men's is on the right, and they have resize scripts but the men's is default for the minimum size already so no shrinking it. I really love the colors set into the men's ring, so I just may wind up wearing it even if it is a teensy bit too big (it really isn't that noticeable, this is a close-up) and I adore the women's style. We could always wear one on each hand.

Nail note of the night: I went with a marketplace freebie, this is Hello Dave's Frolic HUD for Slink hands/feet. 5 colors, all with a splash of glitter that is most visible in the last picture above, but of course the actual HUD image is in the marketplace listing. For hair, I decided to go with one of my favorite Magika styles just for fun :)

I had a busy day but it wasn't too bad, and it was gorgeous outside...clear skies, gentle breeze, warm but not stiflingly hot. I saw someone I hadn't seen in several months, that was a joyful moment and we shared a warm hug after a nice chat. I hope you all had an enjoyable day too, and a fun evening...magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:
All prizes from the Fun in the Sun Hunt:

Photo 1:
Bikini: .:WinTeRwooD Designs:. Ww Boho Bikini  $0L Beachball #4

Photo 2:
Bikini: [RUBY] - Bandeau Bikini  $0L Beachball #7
Sunglasses: {Cloud Nine Kitties} Meow Pow Shades for Men & Women  $0L Ice Cream #2

Photo 3:
Dress: [SNP] - Summer Dress - Blue  $0L Beachball #1

Photo 4:
Bikini: Sparrow Nest's Creations SNC "Starburst" Red with White Stars Bikini  $0L Beachball #10

Photo 5:

Rings: ~Mesh Glam~ Starry Night Rings  $0L Sunglasses #3

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

Hair: Magika [01] Later
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Kesia Group Gift May CL
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Still Seeking Atlantis

Hiya everyone! Welcome to the third and final installment of the Atlantis Hunt prizes I will be sharing with you. Lots of goodies to be found, this has definitely been a wonderful hunt that I highly recommend.

This bright, colorful dress is our gift from {D.o.R.k} called Ariella. They are #21 in the hunt, and I am glad I found this with its sexy pointed skirt and fun texture. The necklace is our #35 prize from Gachapon! and you can see the texture in the closeup but what you can't tell from that is it is animated. So that lighter color actually swirls around, fitting the name Power of the Sea Necklace.

Here is a great choice if you want jaws to drop everywhere! This revealing dress is from SweetRed's Designs, #30 in our hunt, and the top and skirt are separate mesh pieces which can be handy if you need to wear them in different sizes for a perfect fit. As for the fantastic necklace, that can be found at Never Ever in prize #34 along with a male version which has an anchor in place of the seahorse on the female version. With neutral color, they can be matched with just about anything.

This adorable cropped sweater is our prize from Grumble, #38 which is the last stop in the hunt. I love that it's short enough to be summery and playful, but not so short that you get the underboob showing so it isn't appropriate to wear some places. The pattern is darling, too!

I have to admit, this dress gave me some giggles with the flexi attachments flying everywhere with each tiny movement. It was like being in a snow globe or flexi tornado! This is our prize from Cheeky Parrot Boutique, and includes system layer top and glitch pants, system pencil  skirt, the flexi attachments for each leg, and an Omega applier if you need one.

Slight change of pace, but I really wanted you to see two of the fun decor type prizes! On the left is the Atlantis Art Rack from Cake Fox Designs, who are #04 in the hunt. The neutral colors make it suitable for wherever you need to enhance your home. On the right, prize #15 is a charming frame from HJM Designs (yep, just like it says in the middle) and I love the starfish and angelfish adorning it. You don't have to have a beach house to do some nautical decorating, so have fun with this!

My nail note of the night is the same as the previous two nights, prize #16 from Rad Designs with their 2 terrific Slink HUDs. The hair note of the night is that we have another [elikatira] Hair Fair gift I hadn't shown you yet, this cute style is called Chantal and comes with the Essentials HUD. I am showing the dip dyed ginger cocoa color.

I hope you are all having a good week so far, magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:
All Prizes from the Atlantis Hunt:

Photo 1:

Dress: {D.o.R.k} Ariela Atlantis  $0L Prize #21
Necklace: Gachapon! Power of the Sea Necklace SILVER (also in Gold)  $0L Prize #35
Nails: [:Rad Designz:] Slink Atlantis SeaMonsters  $0L Prize #16

Photo 2:

Dress: Atlantis Hunt ~ SweetRed's Designs  $0L Prize #30
Necklace: Never Ever !! NE! Atlantis-Hunt Female (male also included)  $0L Prize #34
Nails: [:Rad Designz:] Slink Atlantis Trident  $0L Prize #16

Photo 3:

Top: Grumble GG Short Summer Sweater- Coral  $0L Prize #38

Photo 4:

Dress: Cheeky Parrot Boutique ~CPB~ Atlantis Hunt Mermaid Gown  $0L Prize #31
Nails: [:Rad Designz:] Slink Atlantis SeaMonsters  $0L Prize #16

Photo 5:

Left: Cake Fox Decor Atlantis Art Rack  $0L Prize #04

Hair: [elikatira] Chantal - Essentials  $0L Hair Fair Gift

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Aly Tan CL
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

More Atlantis Hunt Goodies

Hiya everyone! I have some more prizes from the Atlantis Hunt to share with you, and since there were so many Greek themed ones in this batch I decided to head to a sim with some ancient ruins to reflect that. I checked Second Life's destinations page on their website and found the Temple of Portunus, well I wandered a bit when I got there so I was on that sim but various areas within. I quite enjoyed the breaktaking scenery, as well as the prizes, so let's take a peek!

As in yesterday's post, the prevailing color is aqua, and believe me that is not a complaint but a happy observation. This stunner is our prize from Mishmash Fusion #12 and is called Cleito, includes the gorgeous mesh dress and matching Slink high shoes. The details are terrific as you can see, and the shoes even have a swirly little addition on the top of the heel. The short dress has that alluring tail draped down and around the ankle, and that neckline doesn't need any jewelry whatsoever.

I feel like a mermaid version of a Botticelli painting! Instead of a shell, I appear to be rising from some gorgeous ruins though, in my lovely new dress from Kelli Kreations. Nerissa here is prize #11 in the hunt, and has some beautiful texturing along with those fun crimson fins. Be aware that the view from behind is a tad bit cheeky, as it is quite short. I was fortunate to be able to match my nails to the deep red, as the Trident HUD from Rad Designs (#16 and featured in yesterday's post also) has the red as one of their 6 color choices.

This toga style dress is delightful, and the myriad of rich blues and golds in this design makes it even better! This is our prize from #13 Emerald Couture, and the men will find a gladiator skirt in this gift for them to enjoy as well.

Another take on the terrific toga, this time from Country Couture #14, and it includes both the dress and the gladiator heels for Slink high feet. Each come in several mesh sizes for your needs.

In our last photo of the night, we have a sexy mini dress with an intriguing design on the front (glimpses of the hidden Atlantis?) and a lovely jewelry set. First the dress, it is courtesy of {Get Frocked} and they are #17 in the hunt. The necklace you see here is part of the Minoan Labrys Jewelry set from Octopus' Garden Cafe, and comes in Dainty, Goddess, and He-Man sizes as well as matching earrings. I have just learned (thank you, google!) that a labrys is the term for the doubleheaded axe and was associated with female divinity, so that makes it even more appealing.

Nail note of the night is that they are all from Rad Designs, #16 in the hunt and shown yesterday as well. Hair note, another Hair Fair goodie, an Alice Creations gift that didn't make it into my original post featuring their gifts because they included so many! As always, details in the credits.

My insomnia was worse than usual, so I am still a bit loopy and hoping that I am making sense and getting all my information correct here. Sending best wishes for a fun-filled day/evening, and magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:
All Prizes from the Atlantis Hunt:

Photo 1:

Dress: Mishmash Fusion Atlantis Hunt- Cleito  $0L Prize #12
Nails: [:Rad Designz:] Slink Atlantis SeaMonsters  $0L Prize #16

Photo 2:

Dress: Kelli Kreations KK- Nerissa Atlantis Hunt  $0L Prize #11
Nails: [:Rad Designz:] Slink Atlantis Trident  $0L Prize #16

Photo 3:

Dress: Emerald Couture - EC Goddess Toga Atlantis Blue and Gold  $0L Prize #13
Nails: [:Rad Designz:] Slink Atlantis SeaMonsters  $0L Prize #16

Photo 4:

Dress/Boots: Country Couture Atlantis Dress & Slink Gladiator Boots  $0L Prize #14
Nails: [:Rad Designz:] Slink Atlantis SeaMonsters  $0L Prize #16

Photo 5:

Dress: {Get Frocked} Atlantis Hunt Dress  $0L Prize #17
Necklace: Octopus' Garden Cafe ~OGC~ Minoan Labrys Jewellery Set**  $0L Prize #20
Nails: [:Rad Designz:] Slink Atlantis Trident  $0L Prize #16

Hair: Alice Project - Indigo - Mini Medley  $0L Hair Fair Gift

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Aly Tan CL
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

Location: MIC Temple of Portunus