Sunday, June 16, 2019

Brighten Your Home and Wardrobe

Hiya everyone! Tonight brings another variety for you, including both fashion and home decor. Sweet Intoxication Hunts has another hunt this month in addition to the one I showed you prizes from yesterday, this one being the Home & Garden Hunt 2.0 round. Search participating stores for a hidden flower that looks like a daisy but has pinkish purplish petals (I do not have a green thumb and do not know my flowers very well) for $1L each. There are hints on the website along with all of the locations, and even some preview photos so you know what you will be rewarded with. As for the fashion aspect, I decided to peek into the FabFree group gifts and see what caught my attention. I guarantee that something always does, they have terrific and generous designers who offer quality gifts to all who sport that free group tag and visit their stores.


This cute one-piece outfit is from Luziefee, and is called LUZ - Sandman for FabFree. The gift includes standard mesh sizes and has panties built in beneath the oversized shirt. It looks like I have just wandered out onto my balcony after waking, to take a few breaths of fresh air and decide what to bring outside for breakfast. That morning repast will be enjoyed on the hunt prize from Mello's Dreams called (MDZ) Casita Pub Set. Just $1L lets you claim the richly tiled table (7 land impact) and two chairs (1 land impact each) with built in sitting animations for ladies or gents, 2 a piece. They are even copyable so you can rez out more if you wish.


Here you can see I took a seat on one of the comfortable, boldly colored chairs from our MDZ set, after changing into the FabFree gift from Artizana. It is called Marcia (Rage) Tube Top + Shorts + Headwrap, although my hair is not in a style to have shown the lovely headwrap. The top and shorts are one piece attached by suspenders, and come in sizes for standard, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. To claim this gift, please wear your group tag and pay the sign $1L which will be immediately refunded to you while the gift is delivered. Random side note - I think one of the reasons I am so enchanted by the home decor hunt prize table is that I have a similarly styled table in my RL kitchen, albeit in lighter wood and neutral colors to match my kitchen. 


I hopped downstairs (ohh, accidental bunny pun) in this cozy FabFree gift from Alias! called Bunny Stripe White. The tank top and pajama pants are attached as one piece, and provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and fitmesh standard sizing. The foot ribbons are included too, sized for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink high feet. I'm sure you guessed that the bunny I am snuggling on the right is part of the gift too, and it has a built in hold pose so you can hug it tightly. Just a note to help you find this gift - you can follow the SALE paths on the ground into the store, and there are a midnight mania board and 6 lucky boards nearby that don't need any special group tag to click.


Another FabFree gift that caught my eye is the PETRY MODEL STORE Dress WDG, in a deep purple hue with lace overlay and flirty style. There is a small peekaboo cutout in the front, but the real magic happens in the back with that plunging dip that shows a bit of bum cleavage, and the tie that accentuates the small of the back. It comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Physique, and TMP mesh bodies. To locate this gift, turn left after you enter the store and the wall is to your right, loaded with gifts for various groups in SL.


My final photo of the evening will need a click to see it fully. I am enjoying the Home & Garden Hunt prize from Flowers & Things as a patio behind my premium home. It is called F&T - Hibiscus & Lobelia in Raised Beds on Patio, and has a land impact of 49. Those flower beds are beautiful with their bursts of red and white blooms, and this will help any yard look tidy and well cared for. Just find the flower and you can purchase this for only one linden.

It was such a nice day out today, and I got a late start (not entirely my fault) but still had a pleasant afternoon. I am starting to worry about all the plans and appointments I have next week, as I get stressed out if I have too many things lumped together like this. It will be okay in the long run, I know that :) Meanwhile I hope you're all having a delightful weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Luziefee LUZ - Sandman for FabFree $0L FabFree Gift
Furniture: Mello's Dreams (MDZ) Casita Pub Set $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Outfit: Artizana - Marcia (Rage) - Tube Top + Shorts + Headwrap $0L FabFree Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: Alias! Bunny Stripe White $0L FabFree Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: PETRY MODEL STORE - DRESS WDG $0L FabFree Gift

Photo 5:
Decor: Flowers and Things F&T - Hibiscus & Lobelia in Raised Beds on Patio $1L Hunt Prize

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Imani - Redhead (former group gift)
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - BREGJE dew (Omega head/body)
Eyes: .euphoric ~ Magic Lenses Collection $0L Group Gift
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Dynamic/Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sunshine of Your Love

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have a potpourri of things to share with you, so we can start the weekend in a variety of ways. There are prizes from the Surf Into Summer Hunt 3, hiding inside surfboards for $2L each. Then I explored the marketplace for Pride Month gifts, to bring a rainbow of beauty to tonight's post. I am an ally and a firm believer in LGBT+ rights and equality, since we are all human and deserve to be treated with kindness. I also have an update to show you, as I heard from a designer of a hunt prize that I blogged a few days ago that there was a slight correction to the outfit. Lots to see, so let's get started :)

My first look features two of the prizes from the Surf Into Summer Hunt, which means you can find them for $2L each inside hidden surfboards by using the hints on their website. This swimsuit is Jayde from Changed Seasons, and comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. The back is a thong style, so daring and fun! Speaking of fun, the other prize in this photo is the Sweet Intoxication Beach Tote Bag - Rainbow/Princess Tide. It has a built in hand pose, and you can see some of what you've packed peeking out like a book, beverage, towel, and even sunglasses hooked onto the front pouch. We are definitely ready for the beach or a relaxing pool visit.

Time to head to the Marketplace to celebrate Pride Month! It is important to me because I have always believed in the golden rule - treat others how you wish to be treated. I have a first cousin and a close lifelong friend (literally since birth, he is 8 months older and our dads were high school best friends) who are gay, and I learned through them how important it is to be supportive. So my first outfit is the Foxy - Pride Outfit - Rainbow V2, and it is provided in system layers plus a HUD for Slink, Maitreya, and Omega. The tiny buttons between the breasts and white belt really highlight the bold rainbow, don't they? This gift is free for all who visit their marketplace page.

This cheery strapless dress is a free marketplace gift from *dimma* called Rainbow Dress. It is included in Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, but could potentially fit other mesh bodies or classic avatars. The attached belt accentuates our curves really nicely.

You can also find this $1L gift on the marketplace, thanks to Newtique for offering their ~N~ Lilliana Dress Pride <3. It is provided in sizes for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and a standard fitted version. The texture reminds me of colored denim, of which I am certainly a fan.

My final look of the night is the update I mentioned, from Cats n' Kittens Boutique. It is their prize from the Life's A Beach hunt so it is hidden inside a sand castle, and includes the bikini with attached sarong in standard mesh sizes as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine versions. The mules are also included, in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink High fits. If you peek at my original post, you'll see that the Maitreya size I'm wearing had a black bikini top instead of the matching soft blue shade, and the designer spotted it on my blog and realized it needed an update. So this is the version now available, for a mere single linden when you find that prize, and you'll be all set for some fun in the sun :)

I had a decent day, and enjoyed my dinner with my parents as I usually do on Fridays. Now I am getting ready for a morning trip to the farmers market, and not sure what else the day holds yet but looks to be good weather. I am trying yet another sunscreen, to see if I can find one that won't feel or smell horrible yet will keep me from getting a rash from being in the sun. Apparently thyroid meds can cause that type of sensitivity. Oh well, it is still worth it to be out doing things I enjoy, as long as I am careful. I hope you all have a terrific weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Swimsuit: Jayde ~ from Changed Seasons $2L Hunt Prize

Bag: ::Sweet Intoxication:: Beach Tot Bag - Rainbow/Princess Tide $2L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:

Outfit: *Foxy - Pride Outfit - Rainbow - V2* $0L Marketplace

Photo 3:

Dress: * dimma * Rainbow Dress $0L Marketplace

Photo 4:

Dress: Newtique ~N~ Lilliana Dress Pride <3 $1L Marketplace

Photo 5:

Outfit: Cats n' Kittens Boutique CnK: Life's A Beach Set $1L Hunt Prize

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Imani - Redhead (former group gift)
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - BREGJE dew (Omega head/body)
Eyes: .euphoric ~ Magic Lenses Collection $0L Group Gift
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Dynamic/Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Friday, June 14, 2019

Twisted Summer at Jackson Square

Hiya everyone! Tonight we embark on a Twisted Hunt journey, but instead of the large spring and autumn gridwide versions this one takes place in a single location. If you've always wanted to visit New Orleans, you can do so virtually for a good cause since the Twisted sale to raise funds for RFL is in an homage to Jackson Square. There you can search for twisted cubes in a Mardi Gras pattern of green, purple, and gold with a fleur de lis design. The event runs throughout the entire month, so you have time to find the cubes and do some shopping with proceeds going to Relay For Life to fight cancer. This is one of those causes that hits home for most of us, since cancer is such an insidious disease that affects so many families including my own. I enjoyed my visit to Jackson Square very much, love those bold colors and the festive atmosphere.


My first look is a breezy dress from Kalani's Designs called KDS Helgie FitMesh Dress Yellow. It reminds me of sunshine and lemonade! This prize includes plenty of mesh sizes for all: 5 classic, 5 fitmesh, eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine.


The prizes from Applique` Chic have the same texture as the spinning cubes we are looking for this summer, and I found 4 different gifts from them. Two can be seen here, for example the AC: Twisted Swimsuit Jackson Sq. It comes in sizes for standard, eBody, Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. The matching wings are the AC: Twisted Wings Jackson Sq., whose feathers made me think of blades which would be a very clever way to carry protection. The other gifts are a corset for the ladies and a pair of shorts for the men, and all of these items have other versions in gachas at the Applique` Chic display at the event. They have the textures of all the prior Twisted hunt cubes, a fun stroll down memory lane in a wide range of colors.


I love how I captured a look on my avi's face like she's painfully ready for a nice fresh coffee, which suits this prize very well! This top is the {zfg} wd-40, and that does read "Coffee: the WD-40 of Adulthood" across the front. It is included in standard mesh sizes plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine versions. I am wearing it with my favorite Delizio jeans from the marketplace, a freebie that consists of several colors in system layers along with Omega and Maitreya appliers.


I was able to find 3 different cubes by House in the Sun, each holding a version of their Schoolgirl Dress, two of which I am sporting above. The left is called Babygirl, and the right is Naughty, each with their name across the rear and with cross cutouts both front and back. The third not shown is called Dirty and is a different color, same great style though. If you look closely, you might notice the tiny trim of black lace at hem and neckline, although the first thing I noticed was the daringly low sides ;)


My final look of the evening is a lasting souvenir from your trip to Jackson Square, the MLCC Fluer Unisex Tattoo from MoonliteCat Creations. It is included in a system layer and an Omega applier, with a fleur de lis above the city name and a music staff flowing across. I am not musically literate enough to recognize any details, but it is a lovely touch to honor the birthplace of jazz. 

It was a rainy day and evening here, nothing really noteworthy so I am pondering the upcoming weekend already. Next week is going to be extremely hectic here, but I'll tackle that when I need to. I hope you're all having a beautiful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Prizes from the Twisted Jackson Square Hunt:

Photo 1:
Dress: Kalani's Designs KDS Helgie FitMesh Dress Yellow $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Swimsuit: Applique` Chic AC: Twisted Swimsuit Jackson Sq $0L Hunt Prize
Wings: AC: Twisted Wings Jackson Sq. $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Top: {zfg} wd-40 $0L Hunt Prize
Pants: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Light Blue) $0L Marketplace

Photo 4:
Dress Left: House in the Sun Schoolgirl Dress Babygirl $0L Hunt Prize
Dress Right: House in the Sun Schoolgirl Dress Naughty $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Tattoo: MoonliteCat Creations MLCC Fluer Unisex Tattoo $0L Hunt Prize

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Imani - Redhead (former group gift)
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - BABY dew (Omega head/body)
Eyes: .euphoric ~ Magic Lenses Collection $0L Group Gift
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Dynamic/Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Thursday, June 13, 2019

T&C Luck and Midnight

Hiya everyone! Tonight we stop by T&C Creations again, for a few good reasons :) There are more group gifts (free to join) that I wanted to show you, as well as a Midnight Mania prize for the group members and one for everyone with no group tag needed. I also won an outfit from the lucky chairs that I knew would be a fun one to show off, as you will see. Lots to enjoy tonight!


My first look will bring out your inner feline in a very playful way. It is the T&C Moon Light group gift, and includes the ears, bento tail with animation, and dress in sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and a standard fitted version. The ears are a headband that I was able to move up and forward a bit, and the tail swishes back and forth almost mischievously. If you aren't feeling very Neko on a particular day, you can leave them off and just enough the corseted dress.


This adventurous group gift is T&C Paper Doll, in exciting colors and with fun extras. The dress is provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. The gift also includes the collar, bracelet, earrings, music player garter with built in resize script, and matching sandals for Slink High. This is a very nicely coordinated outfit with plenty of possibilities, since you can choose which accessories suit your mood or destination.


If you love denim (like I do!), be sure to click the Midnight Mania board for all, no group tag needed, and if enough others click too you will receive this T&C Axiom outfit. The tube dress is trimmed with lace and included in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. The ankle boots are also included for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink High, along with matching earrings, bracelet, and necklace. 


The group only Midnight Mania is currently offering this T&C Sexy House Wife outfit, but I promise you don't have to be a housewife to wear it ;) It features a dreamy floral pattern and a solid pink color to match, on an off-the-shoulder top and leggings each in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing. The matching pumps are included for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink High. Also part of this prize are the bracelet and matching double strand pearl necklace, which I feel reflect the feminine style of the flower print nicely.


My final look this evening can be found in one of the lucky chairs, if you are looking at the group gifts/desk you will want to turn right and enter that room, then turn left to find several lucky chairs. If you are wearing the group tag and your initial shows up, have a seat and claim yourself a generous prize like this T&C Bond With Me Kajira RP outfit. It consists of the dress in standard mesh sizes, headband with feathers dangling from strands on the right, an arm strap pocket for the right arm, bangles for the left wrist, leg band with dagger on the right, and spiked collar. You can use this for roleplaying, or choose fewer components to create a more everyday look.

I hope you are all having a beautiful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Gifts and Prizes from T&C Creations:

Photo 1:
Outfit: T&C ::: Moon Light ::: $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: T&C ::: Paper Doll ::: $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: T&C ::: Axion ::: $0L Midnight Mania Prize

Photo 4:
Outfit: T&C ::: Sexy House Wife ::: $0L Midnight Mania Prize

Photo 5:
Outfit: T&C ::: Bond With Me Gorean Karija RP ::: $0L Lucky Chair Prize

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Imani - Redhead (former group gift)
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - BABY dew (Omega head/body)
Eyes: .euphoric ~ Magic Lenses Collection $0L Group Gift
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Dynamic/Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Timid & Cute

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have just one store for you to visit, T&C Creations, which I noticed stands for Timid & Cute so that explains my title. Why are we visiting them, you ask? Well the store's group is currently free to join (it was not previously when I visited, so I do not know how long it will remain free) and the benefits include group gifts, a Midnight Mania board for group members next to the one for all, and around the corner there are some lucky chairs that need the group tag to claim the prize if your initial shows up. Tonight I'll be showing you some of the group gifts, which are in a vendor behind the front counter and you will have to use the arrows to scroll through them. When the one you want is in the center panel, right click and pay $1L (the price on the right) with your group tag active, and it will automatically refund you while sending you the gift. There are outfits galore, a few treats for the guys, some hairstyles, shoes...a very nice selection from the past few years. Some are seasonal/holiday themed, others you can enjoy whenever the mood hits.


My first look this evening is the T&C BBBRRRrrr outfit, which is a fun idea if you are tired of the heat in this hemisphere and head to a ski resort in SL or something similar. It starts with the sweater dress in plenty of mesh sizes: 5 classic, 5 fitmesh, eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. Then it continues with the tights in system layers as well as Belleza, Omega, Slink, and TMP appliers, wrapping up with the unrigged boots. Certainly a cozy outfit, and you can wear it with or without the tights.


Romance is in the air all year round, not just Valentine's Day when this gift originated, so I will be pleased to wear this T&C Be In Love outfit whenever I crave red or hearts. It includes the dress in fitmesh standard sizes plus Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique versions, with matching heels in a Slink High size. The style of the dress is noteworthy for its bold ruffle and double straps on the left shoulder that divide to opposite sides of the back.


I do love a swirling pattern, and the purple and indigo tones (do I see a hint of red in there too?) give this look extra drama. It's called T&C D-Lish, and consists of the daring dress in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, with coordinating open toed heels in Belleza and Maitreya versions. I am wearing my Slink feet, and was pleased to see that the Belleza version fit wonderfully, so they must be pretty close.


Another group gift that will clearly turn heads is the T&C Dream On outfit, designed for Maitreya mesh bodies. The top and skirt (worn as one piece) come in Maitreya sizing, but the outfit also includes the boots, collar, and right wristband. The collar and wristband are adjustable, so unrigged. 


For my final look of the night, I chose this cute coordinated outfit called T&C Promise. The top (like a bodysuit) comes in appliers for Belleza, Omega, and TMP, while the skirt has sizes for Altamura, Eve Pulpy, Eve Slim, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh bodies. The gift also includes the earrings, bracelet, garter (built in resize script), and Slink High ankle sandals seen here. Beneath the skirt, that laced up section in the back actually curves down to the left around to the front of the thigh, so that bodysuit part could be worn on its own as lingerie to show that off. I am very fond of details like that :)

It was a full day here, part of which was spent taking care of my parents' cockatiels while they are on an overnight trip out of town. The boys are both timid and cute, which suits my title too ;) One is even named Timmy because of his timidness. They were never hand tamed, and in their 2 prior homes they did not get much attention or time out of their cage. They seem particularly averse to women, which is unusual since we had found before that male birds prefer female humans and vice versa. They had some time out and fresh food/water, and I will visit them again tomorrow before my parents get home. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from T&C Creations:

Photo 1:
Outfit: T&C ::: BBBRRRrrr ::: $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: T&C ::: Be In Love ::: $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: T&C ::: D-Lish ::: $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: T&C ::: Dream On ::: $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: T&C ::: Promise ::: $0L Group Gift

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Imani - Redhead (former group gift)
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - BABY dew (Omega head/body)
Eyes: .euphoric ~ Magic Lenses Collection $0L Group Gift
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Dynamic/Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

More of Life's a Beach

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have more hunt prizes to show you, from the Life's a Beach Hunt featured last night. There were so many great choices that I picked up a few more to share :) The hints and locations are on the hunt's website, and they have a page of previews so you can see all of the $1L treats you can find in the various hidden sand castles. I always appreciate those sneak peeks, and the opportunity to purchase these outfits for a mere linden is hard to pass up. Summer wardrobes tend to be on the revealing side, but I don't think any of tonight's looks are too outrageous. I am also showing off the new nails from LIVIA called Mix It Up, with another HUD for perfect manicures any time of year.


We start the evening's looks with the prize from :.C!L.: which is called Aqua Beach Robe & Bikini Set. The top and bottom of the bikini come in standard mesh sizes plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique versions. The robe, in addition to the sizes of the bikini, also includes eBody, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic fine sizing. This can be helpful since the sheer nature of the crocheted parts mean that you cannot alpha out your mesh body beneath it (not without it looking weird) so extra sizes provide more possibilities if your shape is a bit unusual. The colors add seasonal appeal to this beautiful look as well.


Scrambled Eggy's has a prize that might make you crave sweet and juicy watermelon. It is called Melon Mania, and has a laced up neckline and high hip cutouts. It is provided in sizes for standard, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP. 


The prize waiting inside the Susie's Shoppe sandcastle is a simple yet elegant bikini that will help you make a splash at the beach or pool, even if you don't head into the water. It is named after the hunt, and both top and bottom come in standard mesh sizes plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP versions. The texture reminds me of stained glass, really stunning.


This flirty tank dress is the prize from FOLDS & WRINKLES, called [F&W] layla pale blue. It has a very pretty lace texture over the sky blue color. The hem is slightly askew, shorter by a fraction on the left hip, and accentuated by a frill in the same lacy texture. Our prize is a Maitreya size, but I think it is very possible it will fit other bodies or classic avatars if you give it a try.


In a recent post I introduced you to the LIVIA Mix It Nails, which I was then wearing in Ballerina shape but this evening am sporting the Pointed version. The fatpack includes versions rigged for Slink, Maitreya, Belleza, Tuty, eBody, and Tonic Bento hands, with a HUD for each shape that lets you set the length (medium or long) and even has six solid color polishes. The system was created to be compatible with other specially designed manicure HUDs by LIVIA, including the one I showed you last week and tonight's delightful Soft Ombre No.1 HUD. There are 6 colors included on the HUD for $99L, and as you can see they fade softly to a nearly white tip. I knew they would look terrific with the summery outfits I was wearing tonight, but I can envision them with so many other colors or patterns. You can purchase the manicure HUD at the new mainstore location, and the nails are there as well but please check first to see if you have already purchased one of the recent Bento nails that can be redelivered as an update to include the compatible base nails. The designer posted the list on a Flickr image found here.

It was a peaceful but rainy day and evening, so now I am focused on getting everything ready tonight for an appointment tomorrow afternoon. It shouldn't take long or take me away from blogging. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from Life's A Beach:

Photo 1:
Outfit: :.C!L.: Aqua Beach Robe & Bikini Set $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: Scrambled Eggy's .:SE:. Melon Mania -LABH- $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Bikini: Susie's Shoppe Life's a Beach Hunt $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: FOLDS & WRINKLES [F&W] - HUNT DRESS layla pale blue $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Nails: LIVIA // Mix It Ballerina & Pointed Bento Nails FATPACK $349L New Release
Polish: LIVIA // Mix It Polish HUD // Soft Ombre No.1 [Pointed] $99L New Release

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Imani - Redhead (former group gift)
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - BABY dew (Omega head/body)
Eyes: .euphoric ~ Magic Lenses Collection $0L Group Gift
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Dynamic/Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Monday, June 10, 2019

Life's A Beach

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have some hunt prizes to show you from the Life's A Beach Hunt. It is a $1L gridwide hunt that will send you searching for sand castles, by using the landmarks and hints on the hunt's website. There is a separate tab for photos of the prizes if you would like even more previews, so as usual I do suggest having the site open and available while hunting.


First we have the prize from Cats n' Kittens Boutique, simply called Life's A Beach Set. The bikini top and bottom, and even the sarong draped around the hips, are all together into one mesh piece (easy to wear in a hurry!) in standard sizes as well as versions for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. The matching mules are includes in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink High versions.


The Sissy Bar has an outfit waiting inside their sand castle for us that is named after the hunt and features an image on the front saying the same. The tank top and cute shorts each come in sizes for eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. The sandy color of the top looks great against the bold colors of the flowers on the shorts, while matching its background color just right.


I couldn't resist this retro suit from MoonliteCat Creations, their MLCC Sunset Beach Swim Suit found in their sand castle. Rather than bright colors, it features a beach image in black and white beneath a pretty halter style and bow. It comes in fitmesh standard sizes plus Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions.


The prize at Changed Seasons is not just one but two terrific bikinis for you :) They are called Paulina Bikini 2 Pack, and the top and bottom are each included in Gingham and Pink Crinkle versions. They are sized for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. The back is a thong, so prepare to show off a little cheek when you wear these.


My final look this evening is a cover-up and swimsuit set from SweetPumpkin called Be Wild. They are built together and worn at once, coming in sizes for standard, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. There is also a HUD included with 6 colors for each piece, so you can mix and match some solid suits with sheer animal print covers.

Whew, what a weekend! We got plenty accomplished, including finally replacing my monitor (was at least 15 years old and acting weird) and cleaning out my PC tower. Things should be in tip top shape now, and I'm very grateful to my houseguest, who is in the midst of their journey home as I type this. I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from Life's A Beach:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Cats n' Kittens Boutique CnK: Life's A Beach Set $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Outfit: The Sissy Bar (TSB) Life's A Beach Hunt $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Swimsuit: MoonliteCatCreations MLCC Sunset Beach Swim Suit $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Bikinis: Paulina Bikini 2 pack ~ from Changed Seasons $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Outfit: SweetPumpkin Designs SP - Be Wild $1L Hunt Prize

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Apple - Redhead (former group gift)
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - SIETSKE dew (Omega head/body)
Eyes: .euphoric ~ Magic Lenses Collection $0L Group Gift
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Dynamic/Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Saturday, June 8, 2019

DAZZLE and Cosmopolitan

Hiya everyone! Tonight I am delighted to share not just one but two exclusive offers you can find at this round of DAZZLE. The theme is "Ice Cream and Popsicle Party", a fantastic way to celebrate summer's arrival, and it is open now through the 25th of June. There are exclusive offers from every designer, and we are lucky to have a talented group who keep us looking fashionable each month. Speaking of fashionable, I also have a few more group gifts to show you from Cosmopolitan to help them commemorate their 7th anniversary. You'll need their free group tag to claim these, so it's a good thing SL didn't reduce the group slots after all ;) Just look for the gift boxes at each display.


{Melt} is helping us enjoy the summer with their NuRetro Dress, exclusively at DAZZLE and for just $150L. This offer includes sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique, with a 12 texture HUD in lovely seasonal colors. Birds are a personal favorite of mine, so these two selections from the HUD make me smile. I accessorized with some of the DAZZLE-ing exclusives from Beloved Jewelry from their Selenia collection - the necklace, earrings, and set of bracelets which are each $50L. I am a big fan of versatility, and this gorgeous jewelry brings that on terrifically as well. There is a menu when you touch any jewelry item that lets you choose from 12 metals, 33 gemstones, and 24 pearls, so you can get creative and match just about any outfit you desire. If you look at the inset, the large dark blue stones in the center are the gemstones, while the pale blue surrounding them are the pearls. There are helpful instructions in a notecard too, just in case you have any questions on how to customize your look.


Our next stop is the Cosmopolitan event, which might be crowded on the weekend but it is available until the 15th so no worries there. My top here is the gift from {ViSion} named Tisha, a vibrant pink strapless top tied in the front above a cute ruffle. It comes in Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. The jeans are a marketplace freebie from Delizio that are frequently seen on my blog :) I accessorized with the Cosmo gift from Miu called Jade Star Necklace, provided in an unrigged version along with rigged sizes for Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Maitreya, and Legacy. There is also a color HUD for the stars, 10 hues each for stars 1, 2, and 3 in rotation. I went with pinks to match the shirt but changed to blue and green with a splash of white for the inset's closer view. 


For this image, I decided to compare two gifts that appear similar at first glance, but side by side you can appreciate their unique features. On the left is the gift from adorsy, which comes in a Maitreya mesh size and has that fun single strap and a delicate floral texture. FashionNatic's group gift appears on the right, Sonia Strapless Top in sizes for Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya. The blooms of roses are much bolder, and the neckline is slightly off-kilter for a flirty style. Honestly I can see both looking charming atop a long maxi skirt, or a playful mini, but jeans or shorts are always a possibility this time of year too.


This gift from Seniha will liven up your summer wardrobe, with its bare back, skinny straps, and daring hemline. It is the Eliya Dress Fatpack, and includes sizes for Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya mesh bodies, as well as a HUD that has 30 texture options. There are solids and patterns among them, so whatever your mood may be, the HUD should have you covered.


My final look of the evening features the gift from {ZOZ} called Soft Fall Polish Gift. Such beautiful manicures always grab my attention whether RL or SL, and among the 9 shimmery shades included here I do see a few that will work just as well with spring/summer wardrobes as with autumn ones. (I'm looking at you, lavender and mauve and soft green!) The gift includes appliers for Maitreya, Slink, Omega, and the designer's own ZOZ Bento nails. 

Are we ready to dive into the weekend? I am getting there, mentally I am all for it but there are still some practical things I have to take care of first. My company arrives in a short while (30 minutes or less, and no they are not a Domino's pizza, LOL) and we have so many things planned for Saturday that I will not be blogging tomorrow evening. I'll be back Sunday though, with more new goodies and bargains for you to enjoy. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Cosmopolitan:

Photo 1:
Dress: {Melt} NuRetro Dress $150L DAZZLE Exclusive
Earrings: Beloved Jewelry : Selenia Earrings $50L DAZZLE Exclusive
Necklace: Beloved Jewelry : Selenia Necklace $50L DAZZLE Exclusive
Bracelets: Beloved Jewelry : Selenia Bracelets $50L DAZZLE Exclusive

Photo 2:
Top: {ViSion} //Top Tisha - Cosmopolitan GIFT $0L Group Gift
Necklace: Miu - Jade star necklace $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Top Left: adorsy - Cosmopolitan Anniversary Gift $0L Group Gift
Top Right: FashionNatic Sonia Strapless Top $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Seniha. Eliya Dress // Fatpack $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Nails: {ZOZ} Soft Fall Polish Gift $0L Group Gift

Pants Photos 2/3: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Light Blue) $0L Marketplace


Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Apple - Redhead (former group gift)
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - SIETSKE dew (Omega head/body)
Eyes: .euphoric ~ Magic Lenses Collection $0L Group Gift
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Dynamic/Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)