Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday at The Wash

Hiya everyone! I am starting a rainy RL weekend with some cheerful SL finds that I hope brighten your day as they have for mine. Tonight we will look at a few more Wash Springtacious Cart Sale bargains, an ideal spot to get a great deal on clothing for any avatar (male, female, child) and accessorize them in style, or decorate your home for well below retail prices. The event lasts until the 12th of April. I also have a few more Kiyomizu Hunt prizes to share, as I have found most of those well hidden ninja cats at the Kiyomizu Mall and at some of the main stores of the designers found there. Just click a floating ghost for a website listing which you still need, complete with SLurls.


First we have two finds from The Little Bat's cart at the Wash, each for a mere $10L. The shirt is their Beach Please Top, in standard mesh sizes and bearing a clever slogan for those of us in areas where it is still a bit chilly and are longing for fun in the sun. The shorts are the Rachel Shorts w/HUD and they include standard mesh sizes along with Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions. The HUD lets you choose from 8 color options, and you know I greatly appreciate versatility. The straps are intriguing, giving your look a playful edge. Pair them with each other, or with any of your favorite wardrobe staples. You can visit The Little Bat mainstore here, or click the link in the credits for a ride directly to their cart for these special sale items.


Be sure to visit the Pretty Kitty Design cart while you're here, and you will find several beautiful varieties of their PKD Bubbles Dress for just $10L each. On the left you can see it in Cloudy Night, on the right is Cotton Candy, and it was a challenge for me to narrow it down to just a couple random picks from all their charming color combinations. Each dress includes standard mesh sizes plus versions for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, and Slink Physique bodies. Their main store link can be found here, and the direct ride to their cart is in my credits at the end as usual.


This look is ideal for warmer weather, those soft colors certainly made me smile. The top is from White Shell, their Camisole especially for this hunt. It comes in a single mesh size with matching alpha layer, and I would like to mention that at another of their stores (separate location, separate cat) they have a matching skirt as a prize so if you wear a classic avatar or have a fairly slender mesh avatar/booty (mine was apparently too large for the skirt, LOL) then that gift is a nice option for what to wear with this lovely top. I have paired it here with the prize from Shop Ichiko called Denim Shorts. These pale minty green shorts come in several fitmesh sizes: XS, S, and M standard, Slink, and Maitreya versions along with the alpha layer for the classic avatar. The thin white belt is an attractive added touch.


Nails always make me happy, and this prize hiding in the ninja kitty at Hapi*Rabi is clearly no exception! These are their Spring Song nails which include 5 designs on yellow/green ombre, and there are HUDs included for Omega, Slink, and Vista nails so these are suitable for a wide range of hands. 

It was a busy day here with another on the horizon, but it is a positive sort of busy since my plans are enjoyable. I hope this weekend brings good things for all of you, magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Top: The Little Bat !TLB Beach Please Top $10L Wash Cart Sale
Shorts: The Little Bat !TLB Rachel Shorts w/HUD $10L Wash Cart Sale

Photo 2:
Dress Left: Pretty Kitty Design :PKD: Bubbles Dress Cloudy Night $10L Wash Cart Sale
Dress Right: Pretty Kitty Design :PKD: Bubbles Dress Cotton Candy $10L Wash Cart Sale

Photo 3:
Top: White Shell Kiyomizu Spring 2017 Hunt Camisole $0L Hunt Prize
Shorts: *Shop ichiko* Denim Shorts $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Nails: Hapi*Rabi Nails Spring Song - KSTH $0L Hunt Prize

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Ivana - gingers
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Soul Eyes - Mandala Gold $2L World Tour 2017 Hunt Prize
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins - FLAME apricot (Omega head and Omega body appliers)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack



Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cart Sale and Kiyomizu

Hiya everyone! Tonight we have a couple more items you can find at The Wash Springtacious Cart Sale, where all items are just $10L except one special selection per cart (optional) that is $50L. This round has some fantastic bargains, you really need to see to appreciate. I am also showing another gift or two from the Kiyomizu Spring Hunt, whose stealthy hidden ninja cats hold delightful prizes for all who are crafty enough to find them.


The first cart we visit tonight is Roped Passions, who have some great shoes for the men available in addition to this fun casual outfit in 3 colors. This is their Kuleana Tweed Top in purple, and Kuleana Tweed Slacks also in purple, just $10L each and also in brown or black so you can mix and match. Each piece includes a wide range of mesh sizes: standard, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, and TMP. You can visit the Roped Passions main store by clicking here, but you'll want to click the link from my credits at the end for the cart sale and these special offers.


Another cart that is a must-see if you have a Maitreya body is Classy Chics, who specialize in appliers just for that very popular mesh body. This is just one of their offerings at the cart sale, CC Satin Top and Panties Appliers, just $10L for the HUD with 5 colors to mix and match. They look so smooth and sensual, and I love the crossed straps in the back along with the delicate scalloped lace edges. Their main store link can be found here, and the credits at the end has the direct cart location as I always do. 


Both of the prizes I am sharing from the Kiyomizu Hunt tonight are actually from the same store, and I will give you some guidance since finding the store itself can be challenging...there is a fixed landing point that resembles a subway station, head up the stairs to the main street and this store is upstairs above a restaurant filled with lucky boards. If you have that handy red arrow on your screen, by all means follow it :) The store is called M&A and their first cat holds this Tunic in Sakura. There is a nice variety of mesh sizes provided, XS and S and M from standard sizing along with Belleza Isis, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, and TMP versions. The soft flowers look lovely with the pastel pink waistband and ruffles.


The other ninja cat at M&A has this pretty tunic in Rose to offer us, in the same sizes as the other tunic and with another beautiful floral pattern. The sage green shade really makes these roses pop, and it is an alluring style.

Today was a busy day, the start of a few hectic ones for me, but I will still be blogging and sharing various treats while we start a new month. I am also still watching April the giraffe as the world waits for her to give birth, seems like an April Fools Day baby is very possible which is oddly appropriate for those of us who have been staring at her hindquarters since February. It is great seeing how people are learning about giraffes and conservation because of her. Well I hope everyone is enjoying your day/evening, magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Top: Roped Passions (RP) Kuleana Tweed Top $10L Wash Cart Sale
Pants: Roped Passions (RP) Kuleana Tweed Slacks $10L Wash Cart Sale

Photo 2:
Lingerie: Classy Chics CC - Satin Top and Panties Appliers HUD $10L Wash Cart Sale

Photo 3:
Dress: M&A Tunic (Kiyomizu gift) Sakura $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: M&A Tunic (Kiyomizu gift) Rose $0L Hunt Prize

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Pandora - gingers
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Soul Eyes - Mandala Gold $2L World Tour 2017 Hunt Prize
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins - FLAME apricot (Omega head and Omega body appliers)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Springtacious Kiyomizu

Hiya everyone! If my post's title confused you, I can clear that up quite easily :) The new round of my favorite cart sale is called The Wash Springtacious Cart Sale, and it started today so I am naturally very excited. All the items are $10L with the exception that each cart is allowed to offer a special $50L item (many of these are fatpacks) so there is an impressive selection of affordable clothing (mens, womens, and childrens), home decor, accessories, and more. I like the idea of creating the word "springtacious" for this round, it's fun and unique. As for the Kiyomizu part of the title, well as you saw yesterday it is time for the Kiyomizu Spring 2017 Hunt at the Kiyomizu Mall where I have been enjoying their seasonal hunts for several years now. This year has some distinctly tricky ninja cats to find, hidden extremely well (tiny, underground, outside buildings, etc.) so be prepared for a challenge. It is a rewarding one though :)


The first delightful bargain I am showing you from the Cart Sale is from the Entice cart, their Daydreamer Dress in Pins. The dress is included in standard mesh sizes along with Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique versions, and is scattered with multicolored bobby pins. I love the built-in belt with bright silver zipper, too. Just $10L for this or your choice of many other dresses (including this one in another design) on their cart. Visit their main store here to see their full array, but the cart location in the credits is the only place to find this beauty at the discounted price.


Maybe you are in the mood for something more casual, for the warm days to come, well allow me to point you towards the Dark Water Designs cart. There you can find this Spring Short Set in Rainy Day for just $10L, a terrific bargain for two different pairs of shorts (striped and plain) plus the tank top with a HUD for 3 texture options as shown. Each part comes in what I call the lucky 13 of mesh sizes (5 standard, 5 fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink) and there are other color/texture combinations available at the cart too. Dark Water Designs' main store link is here, but the bargains are at the cart sale whose link is in my credits at the end, as usual :)


Over to the Kiyomizu Hunt, this fun dress is our prize from Bouquet of Magic hidden in their ninja kitty. It comes in a single mesh size with the matching alpha, and I was able to use my Maitreya body's HUD to adjust for a good fit. As you can tell, I seem to have broken my phone, which is the Broken iPhone 7 prize from Water Voice. It has a hold pose built in, and I took the opportunity to play with the Bento Facial AO for my mesh head to achieve my look of dismay here. Don't worry, all these cute cats we are looking for in the hunt can cheer us up.


Two more Kiyomizu prizes here, starting with the Noal Spring Check Shirt which is included in standard mesh sizes plus matching alpha layer. I couldn't help but notice that the attached belt is a good match for another hunt prize, the Miyabi Lady's Watch Ryu. This stunning timepiece comes in a men's version as well, and both have a menu upon clicking to adjust the time zone as well as turn hovertext on or off. The dragon design helps make this a wearable piece of art, that just happens to be a fully functional watch.

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

Credits:

Photo 1:
Dress: Entice - Daydreamer Dress - Prints - Pins $10L Wash Cart Sale

Photo 2:
Outfit: Dark Water Designs DWD - Spring Short Set - Rainy Day $10L Wash Cart Sale

Photo 3:
Dress: Bouquet of Magic Kiyomizu Hunt 2017 Spring Dress $0L Hunt Prize
Phone: Water Voice Broken iPhone7 $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: Noal Spring-Check-shirt-onepi_KIYOMIZU Hunt $0L Hunt Prize
Watch: *MIYABI* Lady's Watch::Ryu $0L Hunt Prize

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Pandora - gingers
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Soul Eyes - Mandala Blue $2L World Tour 2017 Hunt Prize
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. GG JULY Katty Tan 2016
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Springtime at Kiyomizu

Hiya everyone! Tonight I get to start sharing some prizes from the Kiyomizu Spring 2017 hunt, a seasonal (4 times a year) hunt that starts at the Kiyomizu Mall and visits many main stores as well. You are looking for ninja cats of varying sizes, and I will say that this round had some startlingly tricky kitties. A few have been shrunk to the size of a fingernail and hidden underground or between buildings, and a couple were even squashed completely flat and stuck behind signs. The lesson here is to look everywhere :) What I usually do is check each store in the mall (there are scripted signs telling you how many are hidden in each building) and then click one of the floating ghosts above the walkways of the mall...they will send you to a website that tells you which/how many you have found, and the URL of the ones you still need to click. The exact URL is to each sign, not the kitty itself, and I believe this morning there were a total of 68 to be found. The hunt runs until the 9th of April so you do have almost 2 weeks left. As always, I am delighted to show you some sneak peeks!


My first look is from M*Motion, their adorable C17-05 Sakura Dress hiding in their ninja cat. It comes in standard mesh sizes plus Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions, and I really appreciate the pale pink shade and the soft ruffles of the sleeves. There is a very subtle pattern on the skirt, and it is a very pulled-together casual look that I will enjoy while gridwide hunting, among other SL hobbies.


I found another fun casual dress hiding at **milky-way, this being their 17-02 Simple Dress for Kiyomizu. There are sizes for Maitreya and Slink, but there is also an alpha layer inside so you can try them on with your classic avatar and still have a very good chance of one fitting well. The soft colors and comfy knit look will be a perfect choice for a cool spring evening.


This elegant beauty is the female prize at YEGRINA, two hidden kitties and the other does contain a matching male gift. It is called Women's Hanbok Peony White&Black, and consists of the dress and bolero in standard mesh sizes each. I showed it without the bolero on the right, while giving you a glimpse of the beautiful rear view of ruffles and delicate bow. Included but not shown, matching socks (system layer only) and shoes for classic avatar feet. Such a pretty outfit, and the mens' prize features the same design and colors.


The last look for the evening is courtesy of SHOP KERO, and is called Ao Dai Dress, which I googled because I am always curious about things :) The ao dai seems to be the national costume of Vietnam, and is a tight silk tunic over a pair of pants. Our gift is a single piece but definitely built as a tunic and pants, in standard mesh sizes and includes a terrific HUD with 12 texture/color choices for each the top layer and the pants. Versatile and lovely, what a fantastic combination!

Other than SL, the most exciting thing I did today was watch April the giraffe, so not a very busy or interesting day but the week is still young. I am looking forward to tomorrow though, because the Wash Cart Sale starts and I get to start showing you the amazing discounted treasures you will find there! I have been delighted as I have unpacked blogger boxes and gotten my first peeks at what the vendors have chosen. All I can say is to get your linden-holding wallets ready, as you will be putting lots of tiny dents in them ;) Meanwhile have a beautiful day/evening, and magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:
All Prizes from the Kiyomizu Spring 2017 Hunt:

Photo 1:
Dress: M*Motion C17-05 Sakura Dress $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: **milky-way *17-02 Simple Dress for Kiyomizu Hunt $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Dress: ::YEGRINA:: Women's Hanbok Peony White&Black $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: SHOP KERO Ao Dai Dress $0L Hunt Prize

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Xia - gingers
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Soul Eyes - Mandala $2L World Tour 2017 Hunt Prize
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. GG JULY Katty Tan 2016
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Monday, March 27, 2017

More Enmeshed Into Spring

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have some more treats to share from the enMESHed Into Spring 2017 Hunt, a free gridwide hunt that will have you searching for tiny eggs in over 30 different stores from clothing and accessories to home decor shops and more. There is something for everyone here, and it is always fun for me to show you examples of the many wonderful prizes.


This may be one of my favorite outfits I have put together on the spur of the moment :) The top is our prize from Coull Creations and is named Spring Vine Slip Dress or PJs, so there is some inherent versatility there. This beauty is provided in sizes for Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Maitreya. I paired it with the light blue Delizio jeans I wore yesterday, free on the marketplace. As for my adorable shoes, they are another terrific hunt prize called Blossom Pumps - Cloud Floral from Le Fashion Whore. I really enjoy the pattern, and they are a perfect fit for my Slink high feet. Just find the hidden egg to claim them!


Next we have our prize from TM(s)H, whose Spring Dress has a surprising rear view :) This sexy number comes in black and pink, a Maitreya size for each, and has a very cute bunny on the front of each. Turn around and you will notice some extra ventilation back there, as this style is held in place by just some straps in the back. Very sexy!


Perhaps you are in the mood for something flirty and green, well then head over to ~GL~ and find that hidden egg, and you can claim your very own Louise Green dress. It comes in standard mesh sizes along with versions for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, and TMP bodies. The style is outstanding, with those crossed tiny straps that loop around behind the neck, and the sheer floaty skirt layer is a lovely touch. 


Still craving green, but had a different shade or style in mind? Maybe this striking prize from Vero Modero will satisfy your craving. This is their Linen Skirt Set in Army, and includes the top and skirt each in standard mesh sizes, along with the chain belt and matching flower bracelet. The crisp linen texture looks so light and airy, and the burnished gold is an ideal complement to the soft green colors.


One last look of the evening, this is the prize from MadcatCreations and is simply called enmeshed dress. There are sizes for eBody, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, and Slink Physique, along with the cute Poppy Flower attachment you can see on my chest. If you wish to leave it off, the dress will still be just as attractive as it is with the added bloom. Either way it is a delightful look for spring!

I am still wearing the WoW Skins prize from the enMESHed hunt here, and still tweaking my shape to adjust my new bento head to best suit my personal preferences. I added the eyebrows from the head (in auburn) because I wanted to see if the thicker brows would balance the strong features of the GA.EG Barbara head. I decided it did, at least for the photos, so what you are seeing is the Wow Tatiana applier with the GA.EG eyebrows added. Yesterday's photos show the applier as-is, no extra brows. Since nearly all the mesh heads out there seem to offer makeup and brows on their HUDs, I'm sure you can adjust this gorgeous skin to your own personal style. And yes, I am having a lot of fun experimenting with my head :) That would sound so creepy if this weren't an SL blog!

I hope you are all having a fantastic day/evening, magical magpie hugs to each of you!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from enMESHed Into Spring 2017 Hunt:

Photo 1:
Top: Coull Creations Spring Vine Slip Dress Or PJs $0L Hunt Prize
Shoes: Le Fashion Whore - Blossom Pumps - Cloud Floral $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: TM(s)H Spring Dress black/rose $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Dress: ~GL~ Louise Green $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Outfit: [VM] VERO MODERO / Linen Skirt Set - Army $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Dress: MadcatCreations MCC - enmeshed Dress $0L Hunt Prize

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Tatiana 2016 Tan ENMESHED HUNT $0L Hunt Prize

Jeans Photo 1: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Light Blue) $0L Marketplace

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Xia - gingers
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Juno Eyes - Honey (Size S)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spring Into Mesh

Hiya everyone! Tonight we have some more hunt prizes from the enMESHed Into Spring 2017 hunt, the free gridwide hunt I shared in yesterday's post too. The prizes are hidden in little eggs of various colors including red, blue, striped red/blue, and even a few white ones that must have been hidden before the Easter bunny could color them ;) There are hints both on the website and at most of the stores on the hunt signs, which is very helpful since the eggs are rather petite. They are certainly worth seeking out however, as you can see from these prizes.


Tonight I wound up focusing on tops, starting with this bright Anarchy Leather Jacket found in the egg hidden at Fearsum. It is included in standard mesh sizes, and is a glossy beauty with lots of great details like the double belts at the bottom. There is a male prize too, so your male avi friends can benefit from hunting as well. 


Another stop on the hunt trail to find a terrific top is Grumble, with their Buckle Me Top in black/red. It is certainly an eye-catching design with the upper strap and that bold hardware, and it is provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, and Slink Physique bodies. 


HolliPocket has been an excellent source of applier clothing for quite some time, and this sexy PentMe Tops in 3 versions are their gift to us for finding their egg. There are system layers along with the Omega applier I used, in CoralPink/White, CoralPink/Plain, and CoralPink/Pink. As you can see, the plain does not have the pentagram but the others have variations of it, and all are very short and on the sheer side so they can be part of a wild night out, or a wild night in...


Time to cover up again with another terrific jacket, something usually needed around here in Spring for evenings or when the weather just won't stay consistently warm. This stunner is the prize from Loordes of London, their Cannes Biker Jacket in Blue/Peach. It comes in standard mesh sizes and that shirt layer beneath is a built in part of the jacket, so no need to go searching in your inventory for a separate layer. I love the protective elbow patches and the contrasting straps, and you can see from behind that the collar has some studs hiding beneath it for added interest. As with all of my outfits tonight, the jeans are part of my favorite Marketplace freebie find, a fatpack from Delizio that offers system layers and Omega/Maitreya appliers each for several colors. This is their light blue, another favorite of mine is the black because it is also quite versatile. 


I thought you might like a closer look at the skin I am wearing, since it is a generous hunt prize too, from WoW Skins. It's called Tatiana 2016 Tan for the EnMeshed Hunt, and inside you will find the system skins in versions with or without cleavage, and an Omega applier that covers your head, body, hands, and feet in this beautiful skin. I particularly appreciate the soft, slightly glossy pink lipstick, and the eyebrows are very subtle which I generally prefer since the darker ones can look too heavy for my taste if I wear light auburn hair. The Omega HUD is compatible with my new head so it was a breeze for me to apply. From the GA.EG head's HUD itself I am only wearing the alpha lashes in the shorter version, no additional makeup. I did find that I will need to learn how best to adjust mesh eyes for this head, what you see here are a system layer from Inkheart called Juno Eyes in Honey. These should be on one of their New Release walls, as they are a more recent creation of theirs.

Today was a bit more peaceful, but it is chilly and rainy which is a jolt after the clear warm weather of yesterday. Mother Nature is teasing us with these rising and falling temperatures, that's for sure! I hope you are all having a fantastic day/evening, magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from enMESHed Into Spring 2017 Hunt:


Photo 1:
Top: Fearsum [F] Anarchy Leather Jacket $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Top: Grumble-Buckle Me Top-BLACK/RED $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Top: *HolliPocket* Pent Me Tops-CoralPink 3 Colors $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Top: Loordes of London-Cannes Biker Jacket-Blue/Peach 1 $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Tatiana 2016 Tan ENMESHED HUNT $0L Hunt Prize

Jeans Photos 1-4: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Light Blue) $0L Marketplace

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Xia - gingers
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Juno Eyes - Honey (Size S)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Saturday, March 25, 2017

EnMESHed Into Spring

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have a brand new look (yes, again, LOL) and some hunt prizes from the enMESHed Into Spring 2017 Hunt. This is a free gridwide hunt that runs until April 15th, and you will be looking for small eggs in various colors (red, blue, striped, white) by following the hints on the site or at each store. I enjoy the idea of a hunt featuring mesh, from clothing to decor and even a few appliers for mesh bodies. With great stores and fun prizes, this hunt is certainly worth exploring.


Meow! This first dress is from Whatchama Call It? and is named Black Cat Dress, with a terrific leather texture accentuated by bright blue feline eyes and hints of facial features. The dress is included in plenty of mesh sizes: standard, Eve Pulpy, Eve Slim, Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. You can wrap your favorite mesh body or your classic avatar in this tube dress and look amazing, if you just find their hidden egg.


Get Frocked has a beautiful treat waiting in their hidden egg, this EnMeshed Spring Retro Dress which is included in standard sizes. The lovely full skirt is accentuated by the wide belt (built in) and the lush color really makes the floral pattern pop.


For a more casual look, head over to AdelleArts and follow their hint to track down this playful one-piece outfit with the layered look, a shirt tied at one side over a tank (or is that a bra?) with thin straps, and a pair of yoga pants all in such bright colors. It comes in 8 fitmesh sizes, including Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink, and there are even a pair of teal sandals included for Maitreya feet.


I did mention appliers for mesh bodies, well you will find plenty of those in the egg hidden at BLOSSOM. Their prize consists of seven different colors of their Costa del Sol 1 Pc on Omega appliers. This intriguing swimsuit looks amazing in teal, white, pink (as shown above left to right), green, red, yellow, or blue, just choose your HUD from this fun fatpack.


I am pleased to have an opportunity to show you a wonderful exclusive event item, these are a sampling of the Tricia Lipsticks by LIVIA and are found at A P P L I Q U E until the 6th of April. This is the Omega applier, whose pack also includes the tattoo layers for classic avatar heads, and is just $75L for 12 satiny colors which range from subtle to dramatic. I cannot pick a favorite, they are all so flattering and suit many skin tones and moods. The packs available besides the tattoo/Omega are Lelutka and Catwa, and those are $75L each which is quite a bargain for a dozen lip looks.

Okay, so as you can tell I did find a mesh head that I felt immediately comfortable with and after all the research I was doing, I took the plunge :) This is the GA.EG Barbara Bento Mesh Head, and because of the bento ability I have tweaked it several times and it looks totally different each time. I find that it isn't a drastic change from the system shape/face I had spent 9 years adjusting to my preferences, and I feel like the features are closer aligned with the classic avatar, but much improved. I so appreciate the ability to be able to enjoy a mesh head that feels more personalized, something I can identify with easier than the ones that tend to mostly resemble various celebrities or models who are gorgeous but not "me". The lips are more traditional on this head, and I like a more open eyed look as I can have here. Thanks to many group gifts and midnight mania prizes from WoW Skins and 7 Deadly s{K}ins, I already have plenty of appliers that work well with this Omega-compatible beauty, I just had to pick up the Omega relay HUD and I am good to go. The head was a bit less expensive than many I had been researching ($2800L, and if you join the free group you get a 5% discount) and that allowed me to indulge in a couple add-ons for their Facial AO so I picked up additional expressions for the mouth and eyes. You can see my mouth had different expressions in various photos, most notable in the last one's closeups where my teeth peek through :) There are two different types of lashes on their HUD, I am wearing the alpha ones for a softer feathery look, and there are eyebrows (hidden here since my WoW skin has them) and hairbases (nude here) as well as some really great makeup options.

I apologize for not blogging yesterday, it actually was an unplanned situation that had nothing to do with my new mesh head, just RL being extra difficult as it has been doing all too often lately. That was an odd coincidence that I returned with the new head. I am okay, and really glad to be back blogging, especially with exciting things in the near future like the next Wash Cart Sale starting in just a few days! Some blogger packs have reached me already, and I can tell it is going to be a spectacular round. If you appreciate saving money on quality merchandise (because who doesn't?) then I urge you to stay tuned :) Meanwhile have a wonderful day/evening, and magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Dress: Whatchama Call It? Black Cat Dress $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: GET FROCKED - EnMeshed Spring Retro Dress $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Outfit: AdelleArts EIS 2017 Hunt Prize Outfit $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Swimsuits: ::BLOSSOM:: EIS 2017 Costa del Sol 1 pc Appliers $0L Hunt Prize 

Photo 5:
Lipsticks: LIVIA::Tisha Lipstick [Omega HUD] $75L APPLIQUE Exclusive

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Sugar - gingers (previous VIP Group Gift)
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Juno Eyes - Honey (Size S)
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. GG Sept. Angy Tan 2016
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sn@tching up Spring Grab Bags

Hiya everyone! Tonight's post is a fun one, with more gifts from the Sn@tch Spring Day Fishing Grab Bag Set, where all you need is a 7 Seas fishing rod and some time to relax at Sn@tch's beautiful store with some lucky boards, riot vendors, and of course the 7 Seas vendor where you can pick up a rod to take part in all the fishing fun. There is one week left for this grab bag set, and don't forget they are transferable so you can trade with friends. Oh and yes, I do have a new look which I will gladly explain at the end of the post.


I am a big fan of this delicate blouse, the Sn@tch Tawny Crop Top in Yellow, which is found in grab bag #13 in system layers as well as an Omega applier. You may recognize the style of these capris from 2 posts ago, the first one I did with these grab bag goodies, they are Sn@tch Sweets Capris in Lime (the orange and aqua were in the first post) from bag #2 and are included in system layers plus an Omega applier. I love the fun chain belt, one of many pretty details of these pieces.


This trio of beautiful tops were tucked inside grab bag #14 and called Tracie Gingham Top in Jade/Aqua/Blue. They are provided in system layers as well as an Omega applier, and will be a wonderful addition to your spring (and even summer) wardrobe. Those sexy sheer panels are such nice touches, and I love the tiny bow and buttons on each. Making a reappearance from yesterday's blog are the Daisy Ripped Pants in White, another grab bag treat from #9 that are clearly quite versatile. System layers and an Omega applier are included here too, so classic avatars or mesh body wearers can appreciate these.


If the weather on the sim you'll be visiting has not quite warmed up yet, Sn@tch has you covered with their Frieda Hoodies in Seafoam and Violet. Each color is included in standard mesh sizes along with a fitmesh version and a Slink size, all inside grab bag #17. The jeans you see here are the very same from the outfit I showed yesterday from grab bag #10, you last saw them with an elegant scarf top with which they were packaged but I did mention they can be versatile :) I left the cuffs off so you would be able to see grab bag #11's prize easier, that would be those cute Sn@tch High Heel Sneaks in Denim. The styling is so playful, those inner zippers and the white leather accents really pop.


I really appreciate the beautiful prize from grab bag #21, called Sn@tch Blossom Kimono Dress in Peach. It comes in standard mesh sizes and has a soft draped look, with the built in belt wrapped up in a bow on the back. The color is terrific, and I couldn't decide if the pattern reminded me more of fireworks or a dandelion but I love it either way. 


Once you have all your fishing treats, I have a perfect suggestion for how to dress up those nails, for free! Any outfit is going to look extra special with a fresh manicure, so head over to LIVIA and if you haven't already, join their free group and you can claim these Cheetah Girl Nails in all 6 colors shown. The HUD is compatible with Slink, Maitreya, Omega, Vista, and Tuty, so your favorite static or Bento nails can look amazing.

Okay, so why do I look so very different tonight? :) Well, I have been researching and demo'ing mesh heads for ages, and am still rather undecided on which will help me feel most like myself. But I found out about a group gift from EVE, whose group only costs $1L to join, and was so excited that it has Omega compatibility because I do have a collection of Omega head appliers from my favorite skin creators already. So after claiming the gift head, I zipped over to the Omega store and joined their group ($5L) to get a discount on their EVE relay system ($50L group price) for a grand total of $56L to get to own my very first mesh head :) That is an unthinkable bargain, really! Since the gift is a free version, there are no expressions and I realized no eyelashes, so I am wearing a pair of prim lashes I found from a 2014 lucky board prize from WoW Skins. So what is included? Well, the head itself of course, and the alpha layer, along with a free version HUD that does offer a few makeup options and skin tones. There is even a neck tattoo applier for Slink bodies. If you haven't taken the plunge into the world of mesh heads yet, this is a fantastic way to dip your toes in and see what you think.

Another hectic day with not enough sleep here, but I am hopeful that you are all having a wonderful day/evening. Magical magpie hugs to each of you!!


Credits:
All Fishing Prizes from Sn@tch:

Photo 1:
Top: Sn@tch Tawny Crop Top (Yellow) $0L Grab Bag #13
Pants: Sn@tch Sweets Capris (Lime) $0L Grab Bag #2

Photo 2:
Tops: Sn@tch Tracie Gingham Top (Jade/Aqua/Blue) $0L Grab Bag #14
Pants: Sn@tch Daisy Ripped Pants (White) $0L Grab Bag #9 

Photo 3:
Tops: Sn@tch Frieda Hoodie (Seafoam & Violet) $0L Grab Bag #17
Jeans: Sn@tch Butterfly Jeans $0L Grab Bag #10
Shoes: Sn@tch High Heel Sneaks (Denim) $0L Grab Bag #11

Photo 4:
Dress: Sn@tch Blossom Kimono Dress (Peach) $0L Grab Bag #21

Photo 5:
Nails: LIVIA::Cheetah Girl Nails [Slink/Omega/Maitreya/Vista/Tuty] $0L Group Gift

Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Char - gingers (February VIP Group Gift)
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Soul Eyes - Dawn (Size S)
Head: *!*EVE-Mesh Head-*N1new* Free Version $0L Group Gift ($1L Group Join Fee)
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Nina Tan 2016
Lashes: .::WoW Skins::. Lashes 1 from Lashes 2014 prior lucky board prize
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack