Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Happy 4th Anniversary Cosmopolitan

Hiya everyone! The bi-weekly event Cosmopolitan is celebrating their 4th anniversary this round, and their group members (free to join) scoop up all the gifts. Many of the participating designers are offering a gift in a blue box, just wear the group tag and click all the pretty boxes. Here are a few glimpses at what you can find when you unwrap those presents...


This first dress is a gift from *agp* called Cosmo Gift camouflage, and is provided in plenty of mesh sizes (standard, Belleza Freya, Belleza Isis, Belleza Venus, Slink, and TMP) in the monochrome print. I accessorized with another anniversary gift, this one from ChicChica called Bugs. These earrings actually made me think more of a pinecone or some sort of Christmas ornament, so if you aren't fond of bugs do not let the name deter you.


This next outfit is a gorgeous gift from Hilly Haalan, their [hh] Brenna Outfit. It consists of both dresses (skirt and top as one mesh piece) in several mesh pieces including standard, Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, Maitreya, and TMP. The matching heels are included (Maitreya, Slink, and TMP versions) and even the cute clutch in gold or silver. It has a built in hold pose, and they both go well with each outfit style. I love this entire set!


I combined a few more lovely gifts for this look, let's start with the striking bustier. Our gift from Kaithleen's, it is their Denim Bustier in Greenish and includes a zipper HUD for 5 metal colors. The panties are courtesy of Legal Insanity, and their Georgia Panties include a HUD with 4 color options. The panties are provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Hourglass, Physique, and Maitreya. The fur on the right is our gift from Indyra, their Claudette Fur Shrug in Noir. I love how the chain and clasp look like a beautiful necklace.


I was so taken with our gift from LAKSHMI, these beautiful earrings with the stained glass appearance. Another stunning gift can be found in the box from White~Widow, the delicate necklace style tattoo which is included in high, low, and normal versions (pigmentation?) in system layers plus appliers for Adam, Eve, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Sking, Omega, and TMP. 


The lovely nails I have been enjoying tonight are the anniversary gift from {ZOZ} called Angel Heart White. They include several base tones to complement your skin tone (or choose another, whatever you prefer) and in HUDs for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega. There looks to be a slight glitter to the base, beneath the lovely heart and angel wings, and the tips are silvery then satiny white. The glossy finish is an excellent touch as well.

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

Credits:
All Gifts from the Cosmopolitan Anniversary Round:

Photo 1:
Dress: *agp* Cosmo Gift Dress/camouflage $0L Anniversary Gift
Earrings: ::ChicChica:: Earrings Bugs GIFT $0L Anniversary Gift

Photo 2:
Dresses: [hh] Cosmopolitan Birthday Gift Brenna Outfit $0L Anniversary Gift

Photo 3:
Top: Kaithleen's Denim Bustier - Greenish $0L Anniversary Gift
Panties: Legal Insanity - Georgia Panties $0L Anniversary Gift
Shrug Right: {Indyra} Claudette Fur Shrug - Noir $0L Anniversary Gift

Photo 4:
Earrings: [LAKSHMI] Gift Cosmo 4th Anniversary $0L Anniversary Gift
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Cosmo Bday $0L Anniversary Gift

Photo 5:

Nails: -{ZOZ}- Angel Heart White $0L Anniversary Gift

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Cerys - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Anais Tan Nat
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Tender Eyes - Autumn (M) $0L SLF&O Group Gift
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dog Days of Summer

Hiya everyone! I stumbled across a sim hunt at Blacklace called the Dog Days of Summer Hunt, and am pleased to say that it was quite fun with several excellent prizes to be found. You are searching for free seashells, and the participating stores each have a sign outside with a sample of the shell they've chosen along with a hint (just click the sign for a notecard) to assist you in locating it. I went clockwise, I'd suggest just pick a direction and follow your way around to explore the stores in this lovely outdoor shopping center. 


This first stunning look is our prize from Bella Moda, who are offering their Laguna Lilac Halter Neck Dress inside their seashell. This terrifically textured dress is provided in 8 mesh sizes, including Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink. I think this would look amazing in a nightclub right on the beach somewhere.


I do love when a gift offers options, so the AZUL prize hidden in their seashell is perfect for that. On the left you can see the mesh dress (included in standard sizes) as is, no bells and whistles...on the right I have added the enclosed flower, prim skirt, and 2 sleeve ruffles per arm. Depending on where you are wearing this floaty creation, you may wish to omit the flower, or wear the sleeves without the full skirt, or any combination that suits your fancy :) I would probably just wear the base dress and flower for some occasions, the whole shebang for others.


Two prizes at once here, and I am definitely enjoying them both. The outfit is courtesy of Dragonmoon Designs and consists of the Summer Sport Skirt and Summer Tie Crop Top each in many fitmesh sizes including Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink. As for my sexy shoes, those are our prize from The Lounge and are called The Divine Ms M. in Periwinkle. These come in Slink High and Lara versions, with a HUD that provides texture/color choices for the main shoe, heel, and piping (2 each) as well as 6 sole colors and 5 for the tap. That is a great deal of versatility from this stunning free gift.


Another beautiful way to enjoy the dog days of summer is in this Syrena Dress from ~EccentriciXi~ in their hidden shell. The dress is included in plenty of fitmesh sizes for standard, Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink so we can all enjoy the tropical print, as a matter of fact there is even a matching shirt included for the guys.


One last look for the evening, I had some fun with the prize from ~Blacklace~ which is this alluring Symphany: Black Satin and Pink Lace Set. It consists of plenty of system layers, an Omega HUD, and HUDS for Slink feet and Gos. The outfit itself can be worn with or without the corset, garter, and panties, as there are several versions shown on the HUD. The inset offers a closer look at another fantastic prize, this time courtesy of alme. whose hunt prize is a nail HUD with 3 colors adorned in gems, with compatibility for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, and Slink. Make your tips and toes look even more elegant with one or more of these glossy colors.

Whew, what a day! My foot is still a problem and it seems the joint itself is irritated (that foreign body the other doctor dug out must have been a fluke) so I am back to achy square one. Hatching eggs in Pokemon Go gets a lot harder when you can't walk much, hehe, but I'll figure something out. I hope you're all having a wonderful day/evening, magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Prizes from the Blacklace Dog Days of Summer Hunt:

Photo 1:
Dress: Bella Moda: Laguna Lilac Halter Neck Dress $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: -AZUL-/BLACKLACE Dog Days of Summer Hunt $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Outfit: DDSH Dragonmoon Designs Summer Sport Skirt/Summer Tie Crop Top $0L Hunt Prize
Shoes: The Lounge- The Divine Ms. M - Periwinkle Hunt Gift $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: ~EccentriciXi~ Dress Syrena $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Symphany: Black Satin & Pink Lace Set w/Omega $0L Hunt Prize
Nails: alme. Blacklace Dogs of Summer Hunt $0L Hunt Prize

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Cerys - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Serena Tan 3 RB
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Tender Eyes - Autumn (M) $0L SLF&O Group Gift
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Monday, August 29, 2016

Treats For Our Feet

Hiya everyone! I decided on another themed post, possibly inspired by a RL friend's shoe obsession and several wild footwear photos shared online :) It could also just be that I sometimes neglect my feet in SL, running around barefoot which is a RL habit for me as well. Sometimes the shoes make the outfit, and all of tonight's shoes are free group gifts with the exception of the first, a $1L hunt prize from the Around The Grid 4 Hunt. Based on Around the World/Grid in 80 days, this hunt has been in full swing for over a month and has another full month yet to go, so you have plenty of time to explore this hunt and find the red and yellow striped hot air balloons.

I found a beautiful dress on the Marketplace to wear tonight, this is from GlamGal and is called Cinnamon Spice. I have previously enjoyed another of their free gifts on the blog, and was grateful to find this beauty as well. My shoes are the hunt prize from Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes, their Lindy Kitty Ruby, a very exciting find as there are versions included for the default avatar feet as well as Slink Kitten feet. I haven't seen enough Kitten shoes yet so this definitely brightened my day.

I did a bit of intentional mis-matching here, just as an excuse to show you two of the 4 colors of this Hilly Haalan group gift in a single image. This is their Mothers Day Heels gift for Slink High and includes black, pink, red and yellow. The Hilly Haalan group is free to join, and there are plenty of terrific gifts available that are mostly clothing but a few shoes are among the generous gifts as well.

Here we have another Hilly Haalan group gift, Daline Strap Heels, which come in versions for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and TMP feet. I love the pretty floral pattern, these could dress up a wide variety of outfits.

One more group gift from HIlly Haalan, this is their Alexa Heels Black for Slink high. They are delightfully detailed and are the perfect neutral.

The SLF&O group is an excellent source for news about sales all over the grid, as well as many free gifts exclusively for the group members. It is free to join, and I found these wonderful shoes at Livalle along with a third pair, all for SLF&O members. On the left are their Rhiannon Platform Heels in Lavender, which include Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions. On the right are the Rosetta Ballet Flats in Pink, also in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions but for their flat feet.

I hope you all had a decent Monday, and that your week ahead holds plenty of good things. Magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:

Dress: GlamGal Cinnamon Spice $0L Marketplace Gift
Shoes: Lindy Kitty Ruby $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:

Shoes: Hilly Haalan [hh] Mothers Day Heels (4 COLORS/SLINK HIGH) $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:

Shoes: Hilly Haalan [hh] GIFT Daline Strap Heels $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Shoes: Hilly Haalan [hh] GIFT Alexa Heels Black (SLink High) $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Shoes Left: {Livalle} Rhiannon-Platform Heels- Lavender $0L SLF&O Group Gift

Shoes Right: {Livalle} Rosetta-Ballet Flats- Pink $0L SLF&O Group Gift

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Isolde - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Serena Tan 3 RB
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Tender Eyes - Autumn (M) $0L SLF&O Group Gift
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Nails, Nails, Nails!

Hiya everyone! I was in the mood for some manicures, and I thought about the wonderful group gifts that have cropped up recently involving our nails and decided to show you a few favorites. All the groups involved are free to join, and the gifts are free with the group tag, so your nails can look stunning on a budget. I also picked up a dollarbie prize from the Pool Party Hunt, a gridwide $1L hunt, so I could have a great bathing suit to wear while showing you my pretty manicures.


First we have a good look at the aforementioned bikini, the T7 Design's hunt prize which includes several sizes for each top and bottom: standard, a fitted size, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, and Slink Physique versions. Also included is a HUD with 16 different textures to choose from, so this is a lot of versatility for a single linden. You can see a few other textures in the backgrounds of all my nail photos below. My nails here are the newest weekly group gift from Hello Dave, which made me giggle, called No Time! The idea is a rushed manicure or midway through being done, and you can see there are 5 different designs to scatter about your nails for that humorous feeling. In reality I did forget to paint one of my nails completely once before leaving the house for a family gathering, so I can sympathize in a different way. This HUD is compatible with Slink and Omega.


This next set of beautiful nails is a gift from Entice found at the Designer Circle event, I believe the round may end fairly soon so do not hesitate if you're interested :) These are called Ever Really Loved a Woman Nails and feature 6 designs, each a different color flower blossom atop a black tip and a nude nail bed. You can see they have a pretty shine as well. The HUD is compatible with Slink, Omega, Maitreya, and Belleza, so most mesh hands out there can use this lovely free gift.


If you are a fan of Entice's nails, you will be pleased to see another of their creations as a group gift for the Makeup Room event which is also ending very soon. This reminds me of lace or stained glass, with the delicate etched pattern in 6 colors. The set is called Steal My Sunshine Nails and is again designed for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, and Slink. 


If you crave some pearly pastel sheen for your nails, head on over to Veechi and pick up their current group gift called Mirror Pigment Nails. There are 5 amazing colors, and the gift includes HUDs for Omega, Slink, and Maitreya. They remind me of Easter, and mother of pearl or the inside of seashells. I simply could not resist these :)


Speaking of things I can't resist...you cannot steal my pikachu nails, but you can head to Nail Me! and catch your own! This is their August group gift, yes that means you need to hurry, called Catch Em All and has just the two designs on it (red pokeball, yellow adorable Pikachu face) for Maitreya, Omega, and Slink. I don't think you really need to be a fan to appreciate how cute these designs are, although I am still somewhat amazed at how quickly and completely I became a Pokemon fan. I am a longtime fan of Nail Me though so this is just a special icing on the cake ;)

It was a hot, busy, overall good weekend here and I am really looking forward to several things happening in the near future. In SL there are hunts, a Wash Cart Sale, and much more coming, so there will be amazing things to post. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend, magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Bikini: T7 Design's Pool Party Hunt Bikini $1L Hunt Prize
Nails: Hello Dave VIPs- No Time! $0L Group Gift (Free to Join)

Photo 2:
Nails: Entice - Ever Really Loved a Woman Nails - M/S/O/B $0L Designer Circle Group Gift

Photo 3:
Nails: Entice - Steal My Sunshine Nails - M/S/O/B $0L Makeover Room Group Gift

Photo 4:
Nails: Veechi - Mirror Pigment Nails $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Nails: {Nail Me!} Nail Appliers - Catch Em All $0L Group Gift

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Isolde - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Serena Tan 3 RB
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Tender Eyes - Autumn (M) $0L SLF&O Group Gift
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Saturday, August 27, 2016

I'm The Wanderer

Hiya everyone! The newest Sn@tch Fishing set was released a few days ago, and with teamwork (thank you as always, Xan) and lots of luck I was able to complete the collection so I can share some looks tonight. I'm The Wanderer is the name of the set, and it includes 5 sweaters (system layers and an Omega HUD, each separate catches) with collar attachments, and 5 mesh skirts (standard sizes, each style bagged as a single catch) with a pair of boots (separate catches, as are the base and alpha layer) and terrific necklace as accessories. Let's not forget the gorgeous lipstick, which you can catch as a system layer and an Omega HUD. I took a good look at the photo Ivey (Sn@tch's designer extraordinaire) and decided to match the skirts and sweaters differently, just to show their versatility, with 5 solid color sweaters and 5 patterned skirts that is very fun and easy to do.

This is the Emily Ribbed Sweater in Aqua, which I hoped would pick up the blue tones in the Black Floral pattern of the Jolie Skater Skirt. The Wanderer Big Combat Boots have the socks attached, and a resize script built in. Such pretty styles, and this is just the start :)

Here you can see the Emily Ribbed Sweater in Red, and I have added the matching collar this time so you can see the turtleneck effect. I almost gave it a holiday feel by pairing it with the Jolie Skater Skirt in Green Floral. Since each skirt has multiple colors, the potential matching is delightfully varied. 

While it is true that the Black Floral skirt is one of my favorites of the set, it was just an accident that I had it appear in two of the photos tonight and therefore somehow overlooked showing you another...I hope you will excuse my mistake and just look at it as a reason to catch these gorgeous pieces for yourself so you can see them in person. Here I have matched the skirt with the Rose color of the Emily Ribbed Sweater and its corresponding collar, and it also picks up one of the many shades of flowers very nicely. It also turned into a perfect opportunity to share the lipstick I'd mentioned as a part of this set, Plump Lips in Blush. This can be caught as a system layer as shown, or the Omega HUD for your mesh-headed lovelies.

For this photo, I went with the Emily Ribbed Sweater in Black, with matching collar, and the Jolie Skater Skirt in Birds. I am quite partial to birds of all sorts in RL and SL, so seeing them on the skirt pattern made me smile. I also added, as you may have noticed, the Wanderer Necklace which is another wonderful part of this set. 

One last look of the evening, this is the sweater in Khaki with its matching collar, and the skirt in Beige Plaid. You can also see a better look at the Wanderer Necklace and the ornate compass adorning it. The necklace has a built in resize script so you can get the perfect fit, always a plus with jewelry in SL and our shapes varying so much.

Today was very tiring but so well worth going out :) It had been too long, I missed the people at the farmers market more than the goodies I usually come home with. I did of course come home with plenty of treats, including a delicious veggie quesadilla. I hope you all enjoyed your Saturday, magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:
All 7 Seas Fishing Prizes from Sn@tch:

Photo 1:
Top: ::Sn@tch:: Emily Ribbed Sweater (Aqua) $0L Fishing Prize
Skirt: ::Sn@tch:: Jolie Skater Skirt-Black Floral $0L Fishing Prize
Shoes: ::Sn@tch Wanderer Big Combat Boots:: $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 2:
Top: ::Sn@tch:: Emily Ribbed Sweater (Red) $0L Fishing Prize
Collar: ::Sn@tch:: Ribbed Sweater Collar (Red) $0L Fishing Prize
Skirt: ::Sn@tch:: Jolie Skater Skirt-Green Floral $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 3:
Top: ::Sn@tch:: Emily Ribbed Sweater (Rose) $0L Fishing Prize
Collar: ::Sn@tch:: Ribbed Sweater Collar (Rose) $0L Fishing Prize
Skirt: ::Sn@tch:: Jolie Skater Skirt-Black Floral $0L Fishing Prize
Lipstick: ::Sn@tch:: Plump Lips (Blush) $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 4:
Top: ::Sn@tch:: Emily Ribbed Sweater (Black) $0L Fishing Prize
Collar: ::Sn@tch:: Ribbed Sweater Collar (Black) $0L Fishing Prize
Skirt: ::Sn@tch:: Jolie Skater Skirt-Birds $0L Fishing Prize
Necklace: ::Sn@tch Wanderer Necklace:: $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 5:
Top: ::Sn@tch:: Emily Ribbed Sweater (Khaki) $0L Fishing Prize
Collar: ::Sn@tch:: Ribbed Sweater Collar (Khaki) $0L Fishing Prize
Skirt: ::Sn@tch:: Jolie Skater Skirt-Beige Plaid $0L Fishing Prize

Necklace: ::Sn@tch Wanderer Necklace:: $0L Fishing Prize

Hair: Magika [01] Meadow
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Serena Tan Nat RB
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Tender Eyes - Autumn (M) $0L SLF&O Group Gift
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Friday, August 26, 2016

Le'La Group Gifts Galore

Hiya everyone! Earlier today I discovered a new-to-me store called Le'La that has wonderful clothing and tattoos, and I was very pleased to see a number of group gifts both for their own free group and several other groups catering to various mesh bodies, Omega fans, etc. So I am showing you some of the cute clothing gifts tonight, and if you like what you see I suggest checking out the lucky boards (with free group tag) also upstairs across from all the group gifts.


This first outfit is a gift for the Fitmesh Fanatics group (free to join) and is called Le'La Outfit Lorena #1. It probably will not surprise you then that it is provided in 8 fitmesh sizes, including Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink. It is a unique style that I really enjoy, and the colors caught my attention as well.


If the first one's colors weren't to your liking, or you just appreciate variety (as I do), well you can also pick up the Lorena Outfit #5 in these earth tones as a free group gift from LeLa's store group itself. This is included in the same fitmesh sizes as above, same great fit just in different colors and fun textures.


This intriguing suit is another group gift, called Le'La Dayoma Suit. It is provided in system layers and appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, and Omega. Each of those is included in blue, green, pink, and red so you have plenty of color options. Just don't ask me to pick a favorite, they are all terrific colors!


Perhaps you would like a suit with some cute buttons and a vintage floral pattern, well be sure to pick up the Jackie Suit gift too. It is included in system layers along with HUDs for Omega, Belleza, and Maitreya, and the style is a mixture of modest and cheeky.


My last look for the evening is this adorable Korasia Dress in a vivid denim texture with bright yellow bows and buttons. This dress comes in 9 fitmesh sizes including Belleza, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Slink Physique. Part of me does not want to have to take this dress off until Christmas ;) 

Hair note of the night: I visited the Kawaii Project to plunder the Doe hair gacha, and was very lucky to get the color I wanted on my second play (gingers). This is their delightful Tasha hair, and there are plenty of special treatsf or sale at the Kawaii Project so I definitely recommend stopping by.

My day was pretty good, my foot is on the road to recovery (the doctor finally was able to see and remove a foreign body) and I go back in a few days for another checkup but it is a relief to have an answer this time. Being a medical mystery is not my idea of a good time. I hope all of you have a beautiful weekend planned, magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Le'La Outfit Lorena #1  $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Group Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: Le'La Outfit Lorena #5 $0L Group Gift (Free to Join)

Photo 3:
Suit: {Le'La} Dayoma Suit $0L Group Gift (Free to Join)

Photo 4:
Suit: {Le'La} Jackie Set $0L Group Gift (Free to Join)

Photo 5:
Dress: {Le'La} Korasia Dress gift $0L Group Gift (Free to Join)

Hair: Doe: Tasha (solid) - Gingers $75L Kawaii Project Gacha Prize


Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Serena Tan 01 RB
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Tender Eyes - Autumn (M) $0L SLF&O Group Gift
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Free Dove Hunt - *UniQue* BoutiQue

Hiya everyone! Tonight I get to show you the third of the 3 monthly Free Dove hunts that I completed, this designer is *UniQue* BoutiQue and are offering 10 free prizes hidden in bright pink flowers around the Free Dove store. Since the prizes inside are geared towards the default avatar, I decided to let my MidnightMagpie alt (Maggie for short) model these. While I have not found any new 30 days and under gifts for her, she is only wearing completely free items including a couple of the under 30 days gifts I've already shared. 


Prize #1 from the hidden flowers is this Moss Dress, which consists of a charmingly textured system top and glitch pants, a system skirt, scarf, and 2 prim skirt pieces for left and right lower legs. Once upon a time before mesh became popular, many shapes had skirt versions because the system skirts pretty much need a size 0 butt to look right from behind. I am wearing one of the many free shoes found in the Under 30 Days gift from ECRU, their former brand CHoOoZ Moloko in Gold. If you or anyone you know has an avatar under 30 days old, they need to visit ECRU and get dozens of fatpacks of their old shoes :) This style has tintable feet, as do most of them, but the HUD wasn't too bad to work with.


Another fun *UniQue* BoutiQue gift is #2, Grace in Red and Green, which is a combo of system layers, mesh, and flexi. The mesh dress comes in standard sizes, then there is a prim skirt and a flowing train, along with the system layer gloves for added pizazz. Although the colors sound like Christmas, the purple tones in the dress give it an entirely different feel.


This is actually two different hunt prizes, but since they match I decided to share them at the same time. On the left is #3 Mesh Frilly Shirt in Pink, which comes in standard sizes and includes the system layer hot pants shown. On the right you can see #5 Mesh Frilly Shirt in Blue, same standard mesh sizes and the system layer pants are called Dark Shorts. If you find them both, you may decide to mix and match with the shorts as I probably would.


This lovely dress is called Sugar Bomb in Pink and Purple, and can be found in the hidden flower #6. It comes in standard mesh sizes plus a fitted version, and there is another color combination hidden in a different flower so keep looking ;) Even the clutch bag is included for easy accessorizing.


One last look of the night, this is prize #7 called Lola Eleven, and this cutie comes in standard mesh sizes. I love the flirty skirt, and the chevron design of the sequined top. The other prizes include a gift card for their store and a pair of blue sandals with tintable feet built in.

A few notes, let's start with the skin and shape...I visited WoW Skins and was pretty fortunate at their lucky boards, which do not need a group tag and change every 2 minutes. This is their Aleida Milk skin, and in a separate prize I got the Grace shape (and skin, not shown) which I edited somewhat to make it a bit more 'me'. Well, more 'Maggie'. I also have a hair note, as this is an adorable group gift from Gacha Garden (free to join their group), one of many gifts I might add, this one from ^.^Ayashi^.^ called Yoko hair in Anime. There is a HUD for several color choices, I just really liked this pastel pinkish blonde.

I hope you're all having a wonderful day/evening, mine has been fairly quiet. In the morning I go back to the doctor and see why the week of having a cushion taped to the bottom of my foot has made things worse instead of better. There is going to be a special event for dogs at the local farmers market, and while I don't have a dog I do love seeing other people's happy friendly cuties. So I need to be able to walk, at least around that market! Magical magpie hugs to all of you :)

Credits:
All Prizes from the Free Dove hunt- *UniQue* BoutiQue:

Photo 1:
Dress: *UniQue* 1 Moss Dress $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: *UniQue* 2 Grace in Red and Green $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Outfit Left: *UniQue* 3 Mesh Frilly Shirt Pink $0L Hunt Prize
Outfit Right: *UniQue* 5 Mesh Frilly Shirt Blue $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: *UniQue* 6 Sugar Bomb in Pink and Purple $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Dress: *UniQue* 7 Lola Eleven $0L Hunt Prize

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Yoko hair-Anime Set $0L Gacha Garden Group Gift
Shoes: ECRU CHoOoZ "Moloko" Gold $0L Newbie Gift
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Aleida Milk CL $0L Lucky Board Prize (No Group Needed)
Shape: .::WoW Skins::. Grace Shape (and skin not shown) $0L Lucky Board Prize (No Group Needed)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Happy Anniversary Enchantment

Hiya everyone! This morning I made a very enjoyable visit to the Enchantment event, whose current round is called The Yellow Brick Road and is also their anniversary round. This means lots of presents for all visitors, no group needed, just click all the pretty tiered cakes you can find. If you are a Wizard of Oz fan, you will appreciate the beauty of the build and the offerings for sale that match the theme so creatively. Even if you aren't a fan though, never fear as not all of the sales items or gifts are themed. There is a wonderful assortment here, and it is a true visual treat with the added bonus of free gifts to claim. Be sure to visit before August 30th when it will all disappear.

Aleutia has a beautiful gift out for us, their Sunset Gala gown in Amethyst. This lovely dress comes in what I call the lucky 13 of sizes: 5 standard, 5 fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink. The gorgeous ring I am wearing is our gift from Air, their Lost Treasure Ring with its intricate gold filigree and large black stone.

This stunning Evanora Gown is called Oz the Great and Powerful, and when you open this dazzling gift you will find the dress in the lucky 13 of sizes: 5 standard mesh, 5 fitted, Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink. It even includes the matching necklace and shoes for Slink high.

Perhaps you are looking for something more provocative, then be sure to check the anniversary cake from Supernatural. It contains Doris in Black in several appliers (no system layers this time) for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink, and TMP. The delicate lace and tiny bows are delightful touches. My necklace is a sweet treat from Lassitude & Ennui called There's No Place Like Home Necklace. The bright yellow gold holds a dainty rainbow hued reminder of something truly important, and as a necklace it does sit close to the heart.

Speaking of necklaces, I was just as excited to open the gift from Snowpaws and find these eye-catching If I Only Had a Heart Mixed Metal Necklaces inside. There are two versions included, and these will look great with all your favorite wardrobe pieces from mild to wild.

One last peek for the night, this is our Entice gift, the Yellow Brick Road Charm Bracelet. Several main characters are represented here, you can see the Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow etched in silver and even the ruby slippers to the left. I have always liked charm bracelets and items like this make me wish I still had one in RL :) Maybe I will have to fix that eventually, but for now I appreciate the SL ones I have even more.

You can tell when I have recently splurged on some $L for myself, LOL, as the first thing I tend to do is treat myself to new hairstyles. Yesterday and today I have been enjoying two of Truth Hair's newest releases, which tend to be one of my favorite indulgences. I hope you all treat yourself to something nice, free or otherwise, you deserve it!! Magical magpie hugs to everyone :)

Credits:
All Gifts from the Enchantment anniversary round:

Photo 1:
Dress: [Aleutia] Sunset Gala - Amethyst $0L Free Gift
Ring: Air_Lost Tresure Ring (gold) $0L Free Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: Evanora Gown Oz Great and Powerful $0L Free Gift

Photo 3:
Lingerie: .::Supernatural::. Doris Black $0L Free Gift
Necklace: lassitude & ennui There's no place like home necklace $0L Free Gift

Photo 4:
Necklaces: Snowpaws - If I only had a heart - Mixed Metal Necklace $0L Free Gift

Photo 5:

Bracelet: Entice - Yellow Brick Road Charm Bracelet $0L Free Gift

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Cerys - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. March 2016 GG Patricia Tan
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Fantasy Eyes - Brown (M)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Body of Evidence Hunting

Hiya everyone! Tonight I am showing you several prizes from the Body of Evidence Hunt, a gridwide $1L hunt with a wide variety of prizes which are labeled male, female, or unisex on the hunt website so you know before you head to each store what you can find there. The hunt objects are flat signs with corresponding stick figures for female and/or male, and there are hints on their site to guide you. As I usually do, I have picked a random selection to show you and perhaps pique your interest in hitting the hunt trail.


My first look combines two different prizes, starting with the outfit which is from OMG! Inc. called Black Leather Rivets/Chains. It comes in system layers and Omega appliers for the top and pants, and there are cuffs for the pants to give them that slightly full, wrinkled look. These are wonderfully detailed and I couldn't resist. Speaking of wonderful details, you can see that I accessorized with the stunning jewelry from Harambee-Gwassi Kenya Charity Shop, their Dragon Heart jewelry set for females (there is also a separate prizes for the males, a matching necklace to be found). I love the silver and amber combination, and have a strong fondness for dragons. The earrings remind me of seahorses, so are probably the water or serpent type dragons found in many mythology about them, and each ear cuff has a glowing heart as well.


Next I decided it was time to cool off in a brightly colored bikini from MFSL which I believe stands for Moda Fashion Second Life. This cute and flirty suit comes in standard mesh sizes, and the top and bottom are separate which can help you find a better fit sometimes. I love the sprinkling of subtle polka dots, reminds me of soft glitter.


I must be in the mood for dark colored casual wear, as my next find is this great strapless capri outfit from Moolala. It includes the top and pants as system layers and HUDs for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, and Slink, and even comes with that terrific leaf necklace. That zipper in the back is a great added touch to the already outstanding texture.


Perhaps you would enjoy something dressy, well I found this shimmery stunner as our hunt prize from Xtasya, in their Marketplace store. They might be between inworld locations at the moment as the only listing for them is the marketplace, and it is not hard to find their $1L hunt item along with other dollarbies there. This beautiful Exuberant Sequin Gown is a BoE exclusive color, and is provided in standard mesh sizes.


One final look of the evening, I have been thoroughly enjoying the prize I found at Rad Designs for this hunt called Jems. The HUD is compatible with Eve, Maitreya, Slink, and Omega, and features 6 colors with an X across it studded in diamonds. One of the colors was not working for me, just SL being its usual weird self, so there is a lovely teal that you cannot see above because it was staying a grey unrezzed texture. I would bet that when I login later, it will work perfectly for me as the other shades did :) I would also like to mention there are other hunt prizes to be found there, along with a lucky chair and a mini mania board so be sure to explore the shop and enjoy!

I apologize for the lack of post yesterday, it was a combination of technical difficulties and just a generally rough day but I really did miss blogging, and am glad to be here now. My foot is still a bother, but I am being patient while it tries to heal, and I have some random ideas for future blog posts. Those are important as they keep me motivated, and I do welcome suggestions here or on twitter or flickr, etc. With fewer free gridwide hunts these days, it can be pretty rough finding quality freebies to share.

Sending you all many magical magpie hugs, and I hope you are all enjoying your day/evening!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from the Body of Evidence Hunt:

Photo 1:
Outfit: OMG! Inc. Black Leather Rivets/Chains $1L Hunt Prize
Jewelry: Harambee-Gwassi Dragon Heart Jewelry Set [Female] $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Bikini: MFSL Fashion Bikini Body of Evidence Hunt $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Outfit: ~*Moolala*~ Body of Evidence Hunt Gift $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: Xtasya .::X::. Exuberant Sequin Gown - BoE Exclusive Color $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Nails: [:Rad Designs:] Jems $1L Hunt Prize


Hair: TRUTH HAIR Isolde - gingers
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Sahra GG 2016 GEN. Tan
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Fantasy Eyes - Brown (M)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack