Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Spice of Life

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have a variety of treats to show you, from group gifts to hunt prizes, and I do firmly believe that variety is the spice of (second) life. The hunt in question ends tomorrow (the 31st) so if you like the dollarbie prizes you see, please don't hesitate to pick them up! It is called the Winter Blows Hunt and you will be looking for a flat prim snowflake for $1L. Hints are at the blue link above, and there are some photos below the hints/locations on that page. I also have a few more FabFree in SL group gifts to share, and that group tag is free just like the wonderful gifts.


First we have the hunt prize from Prism, the cozy looking Wynona Cable Knit Dress by Journey. It is included in standard mesh sizes, and the attached belt is a lovely touch. That knit texture is just delightful!


Another beauty of a hunt prize can be found at Loordes of London, where just $1L will get you their Dolcevita dress #6 in standard mesh sizes. It does have the similar neckline as the previous dress I showed you, but this features not only a shiny pale gold texture but some really fun sleeves as well. I am very fond of both prizes.


There are a lot of soft and neutral colors in tonight's post it seems, continuing with this striking FabFree group gift from Nala Design. There are various group gifts upstairs here, but for this one you'll want to go in the front door and turn left, it's on the back wall of that room under the rainbow striped FabFree group join sign. I mention this because I went upstairs first as force of habit and couldn't find it at first, so I hope the information helps. The outfit is a single mesh piece called MD*Chinese Outfit* in Black, and it comes in what I call the lucky 13 of mesh sizes: 5 standard, 5 fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink. This satiny look is suitable for year round wear and can easily be accessorized to suit your tastes.


This lovely Salin Dress is our FabFree group gift from Ecko, and just look at that intriguing pattern, I love it! You will receive this dress in standard mesh sizes with your FabFree tag, and I can envision so many ways to jazz this up with your favorite jewelry. 


One last look, this is a FabFree group gift from Entice, their Listen To Her Heart Nails HUD for Maitreya, Belleza, Omega, and Slink. There are 6 designs on these super glossy French nails, ranging from tiny pink flowers to a bold teal heart with pink bow. I also really like the silver hearts too, a very versatile range here for most mesh hands out there. 

My day held unexpected surprises like an inch or two of snow that wasn't in the forecast, tiny flurries turned into much more while I was out and about in it. The roads stayed safe and that is really what matters to me, and my company is safely on their way home right now through clear highways. I have a few more busy days ahead, so hopefully Mother Nature got the snow all out of her system (there's a pun there, isn't there?) and there should be clear weather for a while. I hope you're all having a great start to your week as well, magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Dress: Prism Wynona Cable Knit Dress by Journey $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: Loordes of London-Dolcevita-#6 $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Outfit: Nala Design ND*Chinese Outfit* Black $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: .Ecko. Salin Dress $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 5:
Nails: Entice - Listen to Her Heart Nails HUD M/S/O/B $0L FabFree Group Gift

Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Cerys - gingers 
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Seth Eyes - Rust (Size M) $0L Gardenia Events Group Gift
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ana Tan (V2)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Beautiful Group Gifties

Hiya everyone! As a member of the Brii Underground Wear group (free to join) I realized I had not picked up the last few group gifts released and thought I would share with you some of their recent generous gifts for us. I have long been a fan of the way they feature entire outfits as both sales items and gifts, since it can be so convenient to have everything you need in one folder. Don't get me wrong, mix and match separates can be fun as well, but lately my time inworld has been limited so the ease of a pre-matched outfit is a lifesaver. 


My first look is the Brii Underground group gift called Lua Loisirs Style Complet Outfit, in a lovely purple shade. It consists of the dress in what I call the lucky 13 of mesh sizes (5 standard, 5 fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink) with lovely bow attached, matching shoes for Slink high, and the necklace and bracelets shown which have resize scripts built in. As with all of their gifts, there are also two different lights included but not shown since my windlight settings provide plenty of lightness already :) 


For a different type of flirty look, how about this great Lisa Urban Style Complet Outfit? This denim cutie starts with the jumpsuit in lucky 13 mesh sizes, with a top peeking from beneath in system layers plus appliers for Omega, Slink, and Maitreya. Our accessories included are the necklace and bracelets with resize scripts and matching shoes for Slink high. The belt you see here is attached to the jumpsuit, which I find to be a very convenient touch. Also included but not shown is an Omega Catwa makeup applier.


This is the striking Luma Loisirs Style Complet Outfit, which has some really great accessories in addition to the lucky 13 mesh sizes of dress. The earrings, choker, and bracelets you see are all included and have built in resize scripts, while the matching shoes are for Slink High. An Omega applier for Catwa makeup is also provided in this terrific gift.


I love how this outfit has a sweet retro flavor with the floral patterns and pretty collar and cuffs! This gift is called Liliana Loisirs Style Complet Outfit and starts with the dress in lucky 13 mesh sizes. The matching bracelets with resize scripts and shoes for Slink High are included, along with a makeup Omega Catwa applier not shown.


One last look of the night, this gift is perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday. It is called Iracema Risque Style Complet Outfit, and the foundation of it is the bra and panties in system layers along with Omega, Slink, and Maitreya appliers. Our sexy negligee to wear atop it comes in standard mesh sizes, and there is even a bow attachment you can add if you wish. There is also some very pretty jewelry included, the necklace and matching earrings in deep red, and frilly shoes for Slink high that are a perfect color coordination. As you can see from the rear glimpse, the panties are a flattering thong style trimmed in lace with tiny metallic touches too. 

It was quite a weekend here, with dinner plans that had to change at the very last minute (newly opened restaurant is no longer answering their phone the past couple of days, had to pull a backup idea out of thin air) but terrific company that made it still worthwhile and an enjoyable birthday. It is amazing how the right people can make any day better :) I hope you've all had a great weekend, magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Brii Underground Wear:

Photo 1:
Outfit: **LUA LOISIRS STYLE COMPLET OUTFIT ** $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: **LISA URBAN STYLE COMPLET OUTFIT ** $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: **LUMA LOISIRS STYLE COMPLET OUTFIT ** $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: **LILIANA LOISIRS STYLE COMPLET OUTFIT ** $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: **IRACEMA RISQUE STYLE COMPLET OUTFIT ** $0L Group Gift

Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Cerys - gingers 
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Seth Eyes - Rust (Size M) $0L Gardenia Events Group Gift
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ana Tan (V2)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Friday, January 27, 2017

Decorating My Body

Hiya everyone! I randomly decided that I needed some artwork for my body, since SL provides the opportunity to try out many tattoo/piercing/body modification styles temporarily that would not be so easy to do in RL. My second life needed some ink! RL me does not have any, but SL me can appreciate the ease of tattoo layers and appliers for making quick changes and I decided that the Marketplace would be an excellent place to start. So many designers offering their creations there, and there are plenty of gifts to help start you on the path to decorating your body. I also found a cute wintry set of pasties so I wasn't hiding any of the tattoos with bra straps, letting you see them as fully as possible. I am not always comfortable baring so much of my body, but I do so for the sake of art :)


The pasties are especially noteworthy since the Pretty Things to Wear store on the marketplace offers such gifts regularly, I saw a set of pasties with bows and another with flowers as gifts. These are their Pretty Snowflake Pasties for New Years 2017 and come in classic avatar layers along with appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink, and eBODY. The first tattoo I am enjoying is a gift from CT Tattoos, simply called I Love You, and comes in system layers (tattoo and undershirt) as well as an Omega HUD. It is no secret that I am a lifelong bird lover, so this made me smile even more because of the sweet lovebirds.


This delicate beauty is the Fire Kiss gift from .Identity. Body Shop, and it reminds me of both fine lace and regal jewelry. The location is such that you can reveal it easily with a bikini or tube top, or conceal it to share only with the very special people in your life. Personally I think something this beautiful needs to be seen :) It is provided in system layers plus a TMP HUD along with appliers for Omega, Belleza, WowMeh, and Maitreya, and each has a faded or fresh version. 


We hop from elegant to playful, as this gift from Para Designs is a whimsical delight called Sleeping Ponies. The style definitely calls to mind My Little Pony, which makes the brony (pegasister if you prefer) in me smile! This fun gift includes dark, medium, and light tones on an Omega HUD or system layers in jacket, shirt, undershirt, and tattoo layers to provide versatility for any body. The hearts behind it are a nice touch, aren't they?


Back to birds, as you will see they are quite popular on the marketplace...this lovely design is a gift from WillCat's Tats called Set Free, and there are no system layers so this one is for mesh bodies only. There are appliers for Slink, Omega, and Maitreya, in fresh as well as 75% and 50% opacity for a more faded look. This is the fresh, so it is quite bold as you can see. 


One last nod to birds and freedom, this gorgeous ribcage tattoo is from PMS (Pimp My Sh!t) and is their Free Yourself Tattoo 2015 Update. The gift includes system layers and a HUD for Slink or Omega, and I quite like the placement. You may be wondering about the sudden appearance of underwear here, LOL, these are the mesh bra and panties included with the Maitreya body which have a HUD to change colors of each piece of clothing and the bows too. They are simple yet versatile, and I felt like it was a good opportunity to remind people what is hiding in the folder with the Maitreya Lara body since sometimes we forget to look.

My weekend houseguest will be arriving shortly, keeping me blissfully busy until Monday night, so I might be a bit slow or skip a blog post this weekend but the general plan is still to do my best to blog when I can. Getting older means getting slower? ;) No, this is just being extra busy but loving every minute of it. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Tattoo: [CT] Tattoos - I love you - FREE $0L Marketplace

Photo 2:
Tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop - Fire Kiss [GIFT] $0L Marketplace

Photo 3:
Tattoo: ::Para Designs:: Sleeping Ponies Tattoo $0L Marketplace

Photo 4:
Tattoo: WillCat's Tats "Set Free" Tattoo $0L Marketplace

Photo 5:
Tattoo: PMS - Free Yourself Tattoo - 2015 Update $0L Marketplace

Pasties: .::Gift - Pretty Snowflake Pasties::. New Year's 2017 $0L Marketplace

Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Sugar - gingers (VIP Group Gift)
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Seth Eyes - Gold (Size M)
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ana Tan (V2)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Getting Lucky at Kamiri

Hiya everyone! I am following up on something I mentioned yesterday for the free group at Kamiri, that is the fact that your group tag gains you access to their lucky chairs as well as several group gifts. I did show a few of those yesterday too, and yet there were a couple more that I especially wanted to share so you will see those tonight as well. One stop, one teleport, one free group tag is all you need for all the clothing you see here and more.


My first lucky chair prize to share tonight is the sleek Kamiri Emma Dress Blue, and this dramatic strapless beauty includes system layers and a multi HUD for Omega, Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya. The skirt prim is standard mesh sizes, so 5 choices to get a nice fit. I love the sheer band in the midst of the bodice.


If your initial (or a ? wild card) shows up on the chair, you might also be claiming the Emma Dress in Tan as seen here. There are even other colors besides the two I am showing you tonight, which is great news if you are fond of this style as I am. Like the blue version, this comes with the mesh skirt prims, system layers, and multi HUD appliers for just about every need.


This sassy find is another lucky chair prize, Kamiri's lovely Leandra Outfit in Lime. This comes in system layers and a TMP HUD, plus a multi HUD for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Omega, and G-Inc., and even a pair of pants cuffs to finish off the look. The lacing up the back of the corset style top is delightful, and the matching lime design on the thigh is a very nice touch too.


If you just can't get enough pencil skirt style dresses, be sure to explore the wall of group gifts while you wait for your letter to show up on those lucky chairs, and under the Kamiri group gifts you can find this Rosamunda Dress in Pink. It includes a skirt prim and both system layers and an applier for the dress itself, both TMP and the multi-HUD for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Omega, and G-Inc. That crossed strap adds enough interest that you may decide you don't even need a necklace, perhaps your favorite bracelet or earrings if you crave some sparkle.


Another group gift is more casual and quite sassy, the Luciana Outfit in Black. I feel like it is a modern take on the outfit from the end of Grease, tight and satiny with lots of sex appeal. The details that got my attention the most are probably the little opening in the back, and the feet being covered too like toeless stockings. You will receive this in system layers and an applier for Omega, Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza. I can imagine so many different ways to accessorize this one, from boots to jewelry to belts and more, but it clearly looks terrific just the way it is, as well.

My busy week continues, fortunately most of what I am doing is enjoyable. I hope all of you are having a good week so far, magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:All Gifts and Prizes from Kamiri:

Photo 1:
Dress: + Kamiri + Emma Dress Blue + Appliers $0L Lucky Chair Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: + Kamiri + Emma Dress Tan + Appliers $0L Lucky Chair Prize

Photo 3:
Dress: + Kamiri + Leandra Outfit Lime / Appliers $0L Lucky Chair Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: + Kamiri + Rosamunda Dress Pink / Appliers $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: + Kamiri + Luciana Outfit Black + Appliers $0L Group Gift

Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Sugar - gingers (VIP Group Gift)
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Seth Eyes - Gold (Size M)
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ana Tan (V2)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Treats by Kamiri

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have a lovely variety of gifts from Kamiri, for various groups including their own store group. I have mentioned and blogged gifts from all the groups in question before, and they are each free to join so I'm hoping you either have the room or already have your group tag to claim these generous gifts. The groups besides the store one are SLF&O, MGSN (Maitreya Gifts, Sales, and News) and Fitmesh Fanatics. Wonderful gifts available at so many stores for each group, and there is some overlap as with Kamiri so if you can spare the group slots I really do highly recommend (without being affiliated in any way other than simple group member) any and all of these groups. All these gifts are on the same wall, upstairs near the lucky chairs.


This is the beautiful Adelina Dress & Shawl in Teal, their gift for the MGSN group and as such, is catered towards the Maitreya body wearers specifically. The dress comes in two Maitreya versions, one with built in auto-hider, and the shawl is in standard mesh sizes. The dress looks just as pretty without as with the shawl, so it's entirely up to you how you wish to wear it. Those sequined patterns on the texture are such a fun touch!


Our gift for the SLF&O group is this Gina Long Dress B/W with Appliers, and the foundation of the dress comes in system layers along with appliers for Slink, Maitreya, Omega, KL Lena, [BANNED], Belleza, and WowMeh. The skirt and frilly belt each have a regular version and a mod version which has a resize script built in. The floral pattern is very elegant in its simple monochrome.


For the Fitmesh Fanatics group, we have the Ginger Dress Teal & Violet, each color being provided by a HUD and with a slightly different floral texture as you can see. The dress itself comes in what I call the lucky 13 of mesh sizes (5 standard, 5 fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink) so this beauty is suitable for just about every shape and size. I am very fond of both colors so my toughest decision each time I wear it will be between the deep purple and the bright teal.


Another pretty gift is for the Kamiri store group itself, one of many the group tag will gain you access to along with a set of lucky chairs and a Midnight Mania. This dress is the Alana Wool Dress Belt Shawl Tan, and the name sums it up well. In addition to the tube dress in several mesh sizes (standard, Maitreya, Maitreya Auto-hide, Slink, Flow, TMP) it also includes the shawl in standard mesh sizes and the matching belt with a resize script. Wear all the parts, wear just the dress, find the combination that matches your mood :) I enjoy versatility, and this outfit has it.


One last look of the evening, this is another Kamiri group gift called Maddalena Body Suit and it comes in system layers along with a TMP applier and a multi-HUD for Omega, Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza. In an interesting side note, I found in my inventory a prior MSGN group gift that was also named Maddalena but was a pair of skirts, and they exactly match this body suit so if you had picked those up (I did blog them in late November) you could layer one over this bodysuit for a playful bonus look. 

I am running a bit late tonight, things got confusing while trying to coordinate weekend plans with 3 other people at once, each in a separate chain of messages. I felt the pressure of accommodating various dietary restraints including my own, while picking a restaurant for my birthday celebration for Sunday. Those involved meant no harm of course, and didn't realize I was becoming more and more frazzled by the minute. One person needs gluten free options (for a legitimate sensitivity confirmed by 2 doctors and lots of testing) and I have to avoid practically everything else, LOL, so it was a tough challenge. My browser history for the past few days looks like I either have a food fetish or a very strange eating disorder, or I am planning to visit every eatery in a 20 mile radius. Oh well :) I hope you are all enjoying your day/evening, magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Gifts from Kamiri:


Photo 1:
Dress: + Kamiri + Adelina Dress & Shawl Teal $0L MGSN Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: *+. Kamiri .+* Gina Long Dress B/W/Appliers $0L SLF&O Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: + Kamiri + Ginger Dress Teal + Violet $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: + Kamiri + Alana Wool Dress Belt Shawl Tan $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: + Kamiri + Maddalena Bodysuit $0L Group Gift

Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Sugar - gingers (VIP Group Gift)
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Seth Eyes - Gold (Size M)
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ana Tan (V2)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Vintage Gacha Fair

Hiya everyone! I am back with some lovely gifts you can find at the Vintage Gacha Fair, no group needed just click the cute Chinese take out style boxes at each display and claim a whole host of generous rewards from clothing and accessories to decor for your home. The Vintage Gacha fair is a great idea, older gachas that have appeared at other events and are being brought out so you can have another chance (or your first chance) to win that amazing prize you missed out on before. The boxes you are looking for with your gifts have such cute little faces on them, it makes it even more fun to find them all. The Vintage Gacha Fair only lasts until the 29th (my RL birthday) so you will want to hurry.


I love the style of this dress from Mistique, called Gurli Pink, which certainly lives up to its descriptive name. There is a single size included which is for Maitreya, but with the use of alpha layers you could most likely wear this on a non-Maitreya (including classic) body. I added a stunning circlet from Bite & Claw, their Ionna Circlet in Black, which includes a resize script so you can fit it to any brow. The style is lovely with its wrapped or woven look.


More accessories and another beautiful dress...the dresses are our gift from .Viki. called Sansa Dress - Fur and they are provided in standard sizes for each of 3 colors: silver (left), light brown (right), and dark brown. They deserved some fine jewelry of course, so I added the pair of OXIDE Eani Armbands which come with a HUD that lets you resize them and choose from 4 colors for the metal as well as 4 gem colors. I am also happily wearing one of the gifts from +Fallen Gods Inc.+ which is actually #01 of four, their Escapade Necklace in Gold. One of the other gifts contains the same in silver, while the others have system layers of fantasy style makeups/tattoos. So generous!


There are people in my RL who see Hello Kitty and immediately think of me, so this gift from Glamorous Sin brought an instant smile to my face. It is called Mesh Off Shoulder Kitten Brown, comes in standard sizes, and is one of two gifts they offer at Vintage Gacha Fair. My amazing choker is waiting for you in the takeout box on the Junbug display, named Dragonfly Choker Beryl. There is a built in resize script which is always handy (you can usually delete them when you're finished with them to avoid potential lag) and I am enamored of the colors swirled into the gemstone beneath our beautiful winged friend.


Another generous gift I am pleased to share is from Belle Epoque, Edie in Lavender with pockets. This cutie comes in a single size, which was not a problem for me but you may need to use the alpha system for your mesh body or find a compatible system alpha layer if you are using the classic avatar body. I paired this with our gift from Eliavah called Tevinter Necklace in Rose Quartz, with delicately carved leaves and squared spacer beads in a charming shade of pink. Jewelry has the remarkable ability to take an outfit from casual to dressy, serious to playful, or simply add an extra special touch to an already beautiful look.

I apologize for my lack of blog yesterday, I had some issues logging in and less time to try repeatedly because I was preparing for a busy day today. There are very special people in my life (my godparents and their son who was one of my best friends growing up) that due to general life circumstances, we only see once a year and today was that splendid day :) We had a delicious dinner at my parents' house, exchanged Christmas gifts finally LOL, and best of all got to enjoy great conversations with many hugs. It was a wonderful day for sure, and I am genuinely lucky to have them in my life. I certainly hope you have had a good day/evening as well, magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Gifts from the Vintage Gacha Fair:


Photo 1:
Dress: Mistique - Gurli Pink $0L Fair Gift
Circlet: ::Bite&Claw:: Ionna Circlet - Black (resizer) $0L Fair Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: .Viki. Sansa Dress - Fur $0L Fair Gift
Armbands: OXIDE Eani Armbands $0L Fair Gift
Necklace: +Fallen Gods Inc.+ Escapade, necklace~ Gold Unrigged $0L Fair Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: Glamorous Sin - Mesh Off Shoulder Kitten Brown $0L Fair Gift
Necklace: *{Junbug}* Dragonfly Choker Beryl $0L Fair Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Belle Epoque {Edie} Lavender (Pockets) $0L Fair Gift
Necklace: Eliavah ~ Tevinter Necklace [ROSE QUARTZ] $0L Fair Gift

Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Sugar - gingers (VIP Group Gift)
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Seth Eyes - Gold (Size M)
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ana Tan (V2)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Group Gifts

Hiya everyone! I was inspired by yesterday's idea of showing gifts for the MGSN (Maitreya Gifts, Sales, & News) group and all the wonderful participating designers, so tonight I am showing you even more of the gifts you can claim with their free group tag. There is a fun variety, which is always appreciated.


First we have one of the gifts from Sweet E's, their beautiful Silver Snowflake Kate Dress which comes in fitmesh sizes for classic avatars, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies. The coordinating alpha layer is provided as well. The style is stunning, and this is a great choice for a night out at a wintry sim or just to appreciate the season.


Their other MGSN group gift is a more casual look but also ideal for the winter, their Chevron Sweater and Leggings. This is a single mesh piece in standard sizes plus Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions, and wow does it look classy and comfy at the same time.


Another really fun look can be found at Z Black, where their MSGN group gift is their Uniform Kitsune. The top and skirt with pretty straps are a single mesh piece in standard sizes, and the shoes are included for Slink Mid. The socks are included as well, in system layers and appliers for Omega, Belleza, and Maitreya. So playful!


One last look of the evening, we have a set of breathtaking henna tattoos from MW Designs, black on the left and brown on the right, each with system layers and a TMP applier plus a multi-HUD for Omega, Lena, Maitreya, eBODY, Belleza, SelinA, EVE, and Slink. I love the details and the raised look, as though it was freshly painted on. In case you are curious, the panties I am wearing are included with the Maitreya body.

I am once again tired but looking forward to a brand new week, hoping for a better and brighter one since this past one felt full of sadness and stress on a personal level as well as the general climate out there. Stay strong, support one another, and magical magpie hugs to all of you!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Dress: Sweet E's Silver Snowflake Kate Dress $0L MGSN Group Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: Sweet E's Chevron Sweater and Leggings $0L MGSN Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: Z Black ::ZB:: [GIFT] Uniform Kitsune $0L MGSN Group Gift

Photo 4:
Tattoo: MW Designs - Henna 2 $0L MGSN Group Gift

Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Sugar - gingers (VIP Group Gift)
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Seth Eyes - Gold (Size M)
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ana Tan (V2)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Grateful for Group Gifts

Hiya everyone! Today I visited a few stores for more group gifts, and the good news is that only 2 free-to-join groups are involved :) The first is a store group, for No Cabide, and the second is the Maitreya Groups, Sales, and News (MGSN) group which involves many designers who cater to the Maitreya body wearing crowd. I joined that one as soon as I got my Maitreya body, and have gotten really helpful information from it as well as a variety of free gifts. No Cabide is one of their participating designers, and their gift helped inspire me to check for other MGSN group goodies.


This first outfit is a terrific sweater and skirt combo (single mesh piece) named Yuri, and there is a great HUD with 10 choices for the top (solid colors with various images on each) and 10 for the skirt portion (solids and prints) that coordinate very nicely. The outfit comes in sizes for Maitreya, eBODY, Freya, Isis, Venus, Hourglass, and Physique. I feel like there is a good chance that these sizes would work out fine for a classic avatar if you have an alpha layer in your inventory from a similar shirt and skirt. This is a free group gift for the store's group.


My next look is another No Cabide group gift, the alluring Hera Classic Dress which comes with a generous HUD for 25 texture choices, both solids and prints can be found among the assortment. The dress itself is included in Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink sizes so another gift that is catered to mesh bodies but with some creative use of alpha layers it can be worn by classic bodies too. I love the gathered look of the fabric and how the textures include the shading for each little fold.


The gift from No Cabide for the MGSN group is this very sexy Afrodite Mini Dress, and it includes applier HUDs for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, and Slink along with the skirt prim in standard mesh sizes. I would like to point out that the top is very sheer and depending on your skin tone, you could experience some nipple show-through. Mine is minimal and I decided it wasn't even enough to need to block anything out via Photoshop, but on the vendor photo included in the gift they were more noticeable for that model. This is not necessarily a bad thing, just depends on the sim you visit while wearing this beauty.


This gift was actually mentioned in MGSN group chat while I was in the process of gathering gifts to blog, which was quite handy as it frequently is. This is the ShuShu ROCK IT Outfit which has been prepared especially for Maitreya bodies only, as it includes a single sweater size and Maitreya appliers called lingerie (midsection) and string (a red floral bikini panty) along with the Maitreya size of the Belt Skirt Blue and Belt Skirt Red. Even the comfy flat boots are included for Maitreya feet. The included beanie can be seen on the right, obviously not a good match with my current hair style ;) 


One last look of the night, keep that MGSN group tag on and head over to *MY STYLE* for their group gift named Bell Dress. This charming tank style dress comes in what I call the lucky 13 of mesh sizes: 5 standard, 5 fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink. That side slit, the gathered pucker, the stripes along the front all add up to a delightfully detailed look.

What a busy day it has been, I admit to being pretty tired this evening and will probably be even more so tomorrow night. I just drained myself of what remaining energy I had by laughing at something silly I just did...I tend to watch/listen to Music Choice channels on my tv while blogging, and I meant to type 1827 for the 80s channel but somehow hit 1824 which it turns out is Toddler Tunes. Unexpected kiddie songs can be worth many giggles :) Hope you're all enjoying your weekend, magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Outfit: :: No Cabide + FLG :: Yuri Outfit - Sweater & Skirt - 10 Models $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: ::No Cabide + FLG :: Hera Classic Dress - HUD 25 Models $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: ::NC:: Afrodite Mini Dress $0L MGSN Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: ShuShu ROCK IT outfit - MAITREYA only $0L MGSN Group Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: *MY STYLE* // BELL DRESS // *GIFT* $0L MGSN Group Gift

Hair: TRUTH Fire [LBrowns-Pastels-Reds] Gacha @ The Epiphany 
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Seth Eyes - Gold (Size M)
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ana Tan (V2)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Friday, January 20, 2017

Weekend Wishes

Hiya everyone! Since I chose the title weekend wishes, I will start out with wishing all of you a wonderful weekend ahead, and I am also wishing for harmony and peace for everyone. My SL wishes are more simple, since we can make all our dreams and wishes come true in this virtual world of ours :) Tonight I have a few treats to share, a mixture of hunt prizes and group gifts with a Marketplace freebie thrown in. The hunt is the Fresh Start Hunt 2, which will have you seeking color-coded stars (pink for female gifts, blue for male, and yellow for unisex or male and female gifts included in the same prize) for $1L each. One of my hunt stops reminded me to show you this month's group gifts from their lovely store, and the marketplace visit was a random fun idea.


I really appreciate this prize for when I am in the mood for something cute and feminine! This outfit called Lilo can be found at Sickly SWEET, hiding in their pink star, and consists of the skirt and top each in standard sizes plus Slink Hourglass and Slink Physique versions. It also includes the candy ring you see in the inset, which has a built in resize script so you can adjust it for any hand size or pose. The gem part is slightly sheer as you might be able to tell from the photo, just like the real life versions.


You don't even have to teleport to get to WICKED to find this next prize, just walk out Sickly SWEET's front door and head left. WICKED has a playful outfit waiting for you in their pink star, their London Outfit in black and white with touches of pink camo, and a reminder across the front that you are a goddess :) The t-shirt and shorts each come in standard sizes plus Belleza Freya, Belleza Isis, Belleza Venus, Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, and Maitreya fits. The bandana matches the insets on the sides of the shorts, and it has a resize script built in so you can get a perfect fit. This sassy gift is such a bargain at a mere $1L, and if you follow the hint (and don't forget that the backs of signs make good hiding spots...) it is a pleasure to find.


While you are at WICKED, I recommend as I usually do that you check the lucky chairs and click the Mini Mania board, and if you do so you will be in the right area to find their group gifts for January. The group is free to join, and the gifts can be combined into an outfit like I'm showing them (they are usually color coordinated like this) or separated to match anything you have in your inventory already. This month we have the Jessa Tank Top in Black Skull, the Chan Shorts in Marine, and the Jessa Heels in Marine. The tank top and shorts each include standard mesh sizes (the mediums fit me wonderfully as you can see) and the shorts have a handy HUD with 6 metal colors and 20 choices for the laces on the sides. The shoes have a terrific HUD too, with 25 colors for the laces on the back, 20 solid leather choices for the back panel and 3 prints like the zebra I'm wearing on the right, 6 metal colors, and 3 options for the heels. So much versatility! The marine blue of the front is the section that stays the same, everything else can be tweaked to suit your mood or your clothing.


I think I was looking for something else that would be suitable for a tropical vacation, not quite a swimsuit but casual yet elegant. I was very pleased to find this button down romper from IKWE in black floral, completely free on the marketplace. It comes in system layers plus Omega appliers for top and bottom, and is a very flattering style for any shape or size. I just need to slip into my favorite sandals and some sunglasses, then it's off to a tropical beach sim for me! Bring on the crystal clear waters and warm sand, maybe a nice sailboat or even an inner tube to float around and unwind.

Hair note of the night: I visited the neighboring sim for Epiphany, and got this terrific prize from the Truth Hair gacha there which is packed with 3 amazing styles that all look to be inspired by Game of Thrones. This is TRUTH Fire, the rare style of the three, and the HUDs for light browns, pastels, and reds are included in the one I won from my $50L pull. The other designs have just one color each, and are equally lovely. There is a HUD for the accessories too, those tiny metal clips holding small segments of hair, several different metals. I am actually wearing a shade from the light brown HUD since it has an auburn tint to it and the reds are darker or brighter than my preferred gingers. 

I hope you all have a relaxing, fun weekend ahead :) Mine will be busy, but I am hoping it will be enjoyable too. Magical magpie hugs to each and every one!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Outfit: {Sickly SWEET} Lilo - Outfit $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Outfit: WICKED * London - Outfit $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Top: WICKED * Jessa - Tank Top (Black Skull) $0L Group Gift
Shorts: WICKED * Chan - Shorts (Marine) $0L Group Gift
Shoes: WICKED * Gwen - Heel (Marine) $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: IKWE Btn down Halter Romper Black Floral $0L Marketplace

Hair: TRUTH Fire [LBrowns-Pastels-Reds] Gacha @ The Epiphany 
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Seth Eyes - Gold (Size M)
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Madelief GG January/17 Cotton Candy
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual/Elegant 1
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack