Saturday, January 19, 2019

ART & FASHION

Hiya everyone! Tonight we have just one store to visit, ART & FASHION, where we can claim several wonderful group gifts at once. They are from mostly free to join groups, but I'm also showing you one for a group (Third Life) that has a small $10L fee to join. Tonight I would have to say that the best things in Second Life are free or almost free :)


First we have their gift for the Fitmesh Fanatics group, which is free to join and has many participating designers. The dress is called Key of Heart Long Dress, and features a heart-shaped padlock image on the front. The gift includes fitmesh standard sizes as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP versions.


Feelings in Pink Mini Dress is the gift for the Third Life group, which has a $10L one-time joining fee for as long as you remain a member. Usually groups charge a small amount like that to discourage spammers and scammers, which is certainly a plus. The dress is a pale and pretty carnation pink, with an image of a romantic kiss on the front. It comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine.


This beauty is the Dark Spring Mini Dress, and it's their gift for the Inside Your Inventory group (free to join). It has some intriguing floral images scattered on the charcoal colored mini, with buttonhole openings both front and back. It is provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine to fit most popular mesh bodies.


Next we have a gift for a group that is relatively new to me, Mesh Appliers Sales & Freebies which is free to join. I have seen their MAF sign in a few stores, and this gift is right above one, Dark Elegance Mini Dress. It includes the dress in standard fitmesh sizes plus eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine, with a matching ribbon collar. Such a great look!


My final look tonight is the Blue Flowers Mini Dress, the gift for the MLM Frees&Offers group which is free to join. This satiny textured, flirty styled frock comes in eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and Tonic Curvy mesh body sizes. I love how it is tied together with that slender neck strap, and you can see from the rear view that it is definitely on the short side. 

Whew, what a day! I spent far longer than intended trying to make plans for next weekend to suit several different schedules, and it didn't go as well as I'd hoped. My main goal was to accommodate as many people as possible without upsetting anyone, and it turns out one of my favorite people won't be there to be part of my birthday celebration. At least said person will arrive a few hours later, and I will still get plenty of hugs and share leftovers with them :) Tomorrow I will be taking a day off from blogging, thanks to an attempt to squeeze my entire weekend activities into a half a day or so, then needing to catch up on rest after all that mess. The weather will be hazardous, there's always a chance I could lose power/internet at some point, and it's best to just accept it and proclaim it a day off. I will be thinking of all of you though, hoping you're having an awesome weekend and sending plenty of magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from ART & FASHION:

Photo 1:
Dress: ART & FASHION - KEY OF HEART LONG DRESS $0L FitMesh Fanatics Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: ART & FASHION - FEELINGS IN PINK MINI DRESS $0L Third Life Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: ART & FASHION - DARK SPRING MINI DRESS $0L Inside Your Inventory Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: ART & FASHION - DARK ELEGANCE MINI DRESS $0L Mesh Appliers Sales & Freebies Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: ART & FASHION - BLUE FLOWERS MINI DRESS $0L MLM Free&Offers Group Gift

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Gwen - Redhead (former VIP group gift)
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - LIEF cotton candy (Omega head/body)
Eyes: Angel Eyes [AE] Spring Eyes Brownies $0L Free Dove 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)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Friday, January 18, 2019

Beautiful Dirty Rich

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have some group gifts to share, all of which are from the store Beautiful Dirty Rich. Their group is free to join, and there are several gifts you can currently claim with that group tag. I believe the store moved since I last visited, so I enjoyed seeing the new layout and of course their latest creations. 


This looks to be the most recent group gift, the ...:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::... Holidays Little Diva dress and hat. Now I know if you just look at the left side of my photo, you could easily think I got lost in a time warp from a month ago, LOL, but please notice how on the right I have changed colors and removed the Santa hat which leaves us with a flirty non-Christmas dress :) Details: the dress comes in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, while the hat has versions with and without a resize script built in. There is also a HUD that offers 7 texture choices each for dress, belt, and hat, plus 6 fur colors for hat and dress. It also has features like materials on/off, tinting, etc. so I suggest playing around with the various buttons and reading the notecard for it. If you appreciate HUDs as much as I do (the versatility!!) then you are at the right store.


This wonderful gift has some tricks up its sleeve too, quite a feat since it doesn't even have sleeves ;) It is called Havana, and the top and skirt are each included in sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique. The oh-so-handy HUD offers 20 textures, a mix of solids and patterns, for each individually, with options of materials off/on and a rather important one for me, alpha enabling. This lets you choose if you want the texture to be sheer or not, as the alphas can interfere with things such as certain hairstyles (like the tips of mine!) with transparency, or if you layer panties or something of that sort beneath the clothing. On the left I have the alpha off, so it is not sheer, but on the right I turned it on so you can see the knit of the texture is an open weave. 


This outfit is another generous gift called La Bohemia, with the top and skirt each provided in Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique versions. There are 3 texture choices for each on the included HUD, involving solid red, the red and cream print, and a denim base on the skirt as you can see on the right. This is one of those outfits that makes me want to dance around and wear flowers in my hair, I definitely have a hippie part to my soul :)


This lovely look is our gift called Summer Breeze Dress, and it too has a HUD with special functions. The dress comes in eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique, with 15 texture options via the HUD as well as the ability to hide or show the sleeves. There are plenty of shades of denim among our choices, and patterns among the solids, so this is worth taking a moment to click several to see what suits your mood.


My final look of the evening is the one I'd be most likely to wear in RL right now, with how chilly it is at the moment ;) It is the charming Random Cold Day Sweater, with a giraffe print knit in your choice of 10 colors via the included HUD. The sweater itself comes in standard mesh sizes plus eBody Classic, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizes. The pattern made me smile, since I recognized it so instantly from all the time I spent watching April's webcam when she was ready to give birth. I understand she's expecting again, so eventually I'll be watching one of my favorite giraffes again :) The jeans I have paired our sweater with are my favorite Marketplace freebie, a gift from Delizio that come in several colors in system layers, Omega appliers, and Maitreya appliers. They appear here quite often and are truly a staple of my SL wardrobe.

Snow started falling here just a couple of hours ago, and while it will stop soon, it's more like a pause because we will be receiving plenty this weekend too. It probably won't affect my plans for the weekend much, and I have an appointment this coming afternoon before my dinner with my parents (they got nervous and consider it iffy...we'll see) so I have some pleasant things to look forward to. I hope you all do too, and lots of magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Beautiful Dirty Rich:

Photo 1:
Outfit: ...:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::... Holidays Little Diva $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: ...:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::... Havana $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: ...:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::... La Bohemia $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: ...:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::... Summer Breeze Dress $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Top: ...:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::... Random Cold Day Sweater $0L Group Gift
Pants: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Light Blue) $0L Marketplace

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Polly - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - LIEF cotton candy (Omega head/body)
Eyes: Angel Eyes [AE] Spring Eyes Brownies $0L Free Dove 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)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Let It Snow Hunt

Hiya everyone! Tonight is a timely post, depending where you live, since it features some prizes from the Let It Snow Hunt 2. There is a huge winter storm headed to the north of me this weekend, so this could help you get ready for some cozy SL time if you are in those areas and plan on staying indoors :) Regardless of where you are, $1L gridwide hunts are a fantastic way to find new stores to enjoy or to visit old favorites and pick up a gift for an impressively low cost. All you have to do is follow the hint and find the hunt object, in this case a small snowflake in a pale minty aqua color. I suggest looking at the hunt signs in each store since there are usually examples and there is another snowflake hunt that has a similar hunt object.


My first look is the prize from Twistys Twistalicious Creations, their :TTC: Twistys ComfyCozyCute Dress w/Hud. It is a single mesh piece but layered as a tank dress and long vest, in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. The HUD mentioned in the name offers 6 texture choices for each section, coordinating rather than matching exactly. You can have a lot of fun with the versatility it provides, with just two of many possibilities shown above.


This comfy outfit is KELLI ~ from Changed Seasons, their Let It Snow hunt prize for finding the $1L snowflake. The turtleneck sweater and high waisted jeans each come in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, and could each be worn with other things if you prefer to shake things up.


If your SL plans this coming weekend include snuggling with someone special, why not pick up the perfect loungewear by claiming the hunt prize at Wiccan Wears? This is their Sophie L.Purple Sleepshirt, and it comes in standard mesh sizes with the matching panties built in. All of my homes in SL have had fireplaces, so I tend to envision that, but any sofa or bed will do with the right company.


One last look of the evening, we have the prize from The Sissy Bar which is named TSB Let It Snow Hunt 2. It is an oversized sweater (your choice if you wear it as a short dress or layer some jeans/leggings beneath) in standard mesh sizes as well as eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine sizes for mesh bodies. The color is a soothing soft blue with Let it Snow! artistically scrawled across the front and dusted with some snowflakes. I believe this one in particular was located near the other snowflake hunt object, so just take note of the differences so you know which you're claiming :) 

I hope I didn't sound too glib about the upcoming snow, as I am concerned for everyone who is in the affected areas but try to keep things light and cheery. You can probably guess that I am one of those people who giggles nervously at the wrong times too, yikes. For now, all we can do is stay warm and be prepared for whatever the storm brings, and try not to be too jealous of the ability to control the weather in SL ;) I hope you're all having a great day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from the Let It Snow Hunt 2:

Photo 1:
Dress: :TTC: Twistys ComfyCozyCute Dress w/Hud $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Outfit: KELLI ~ from Changed Seasons $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Outfit: Wiccan Wears ~WW~ Sophie L.Purple Sleepshirt $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Top: The Sissy Bar TSB Let It Snow Hunt 2 $1L Hunt Prize

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Polly - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - LIEF cotton candy (Omega head/body)
Eyes: Angel Eyes [AE] Spring Eyes Brownies $0L Free Dove 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)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

More Cremosas Store Treats

Hiya everyone! Tonight we visit Cremosas Store again, because there were just too many free group gifts to fit into one post yesterday. All you need to claim them is the group tag for their free group (there is also a VIP group with a fee to join, separate gifts) and then click all the bags and signs on the generous gift wall. There is a pink neon sign to help you locate them. Don't forget to check the lucky boards for your initial when you have the free group tag active, on the same wall as those gifts.


My first look is the gift called 159 - Dress Color 4. It includes sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. The style is flirty, and the pattern is a fun one with hearts and bubbles.


It is cold and snowy here in RL, so in SL it seems about right for a tropical vacation! And what do we need for such an occasion? Yes, we could use a sassy new bikini like this gift called 93 - BIKINI GIFT. The top and bottom are each provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP sizes. It is definitely a revealing thong, as you can see from the side view, and those ties are a great detail just like the interesting straps on top. There is another gift of this same style bikini but in different color, so be on the lookout for that as well when you claim these.


Wow, this is a daring look! Have a peek at gift 143 - Dress v1, which comes in sizes for Altamura, eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. The lacy mini is trimmed in embroidered edges, with a halter neck that might be a perfect frame for your favorite necklace.


This is the Gift NOV 4, a racy red jumper style mini dress. Provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, it has some interesting straps on the top and a slightly flared skirt for added style. You could layer a tank top or t-shirt beneath this for a bit of modesty, I think long sleeves would be a good choice for this chilly weather.


My final look of the evening is a delightful dress called #4 Mini Dress, all yours for free with the Cremosas Store group tag. It has flattering seams for shaping on the front, charming laces in the back, and a short fluttery skirt. It is included in standard mesh sizes as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP versions.

I hope you're all having a fantastic day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Cremosas Store:

Photo 1:
Dress: .:: Cremosas Store ::. 159 - Dress Color 4 $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Bikini: .:: Cremosas Store ::. 93 - BIKINI GIFT $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: .:: Cremosas Store ::.  143 - Dress v1 $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: .:: Cremosas Store ::. Gift NOV 4 $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: .:: Cremosas Store ::. #4 Mini Dress $0L Group Gift

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Mitzi - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - SINNE cotton candy (Omega head/body)
Eyes: Angel Eyes [AE] Spring Eyes Brownies $0L Free Dove 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)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Group Gifts from Cremosas Store

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have some group gifts to share with you, from Cremosas Store and their free group. There are dozens of gifts to be claimed with this group tag, as well as it gaining you access to several lucky boards on the same wall as the gifts. There is also a VIP group with a fee to join, with their own gifts on the right side of the wall (just look for a pink neon sign that says GIFTS) but all the ones I'm showing you are for the free group. This is such a generous opportunity, I am really grateful for all these treats!


First we have a sleek, flirty look in our gift 157 - Jumpsuit Color 1. It is a deep black satin, form fitting and halter styled with a plunging back. The gift includes sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh bodies.


Our next peek is at gift 94 - Bodysuit + HUD, with its fun ruffle that makes for lovely sleeves as well as decoration on the bodice. It comes in standard mesh sizes as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP, with a HUD that holds 15 different texture options. There are plenty of colors and patterns to satisfy any craving, and I say that because there are several very cute fruit prints like the one on the right above. 


There is something beautiful about pink and dark blue together, and this is especially the case with our gift called 25 - Kimono. It is provided in a standard fitted version plus sizes for eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. This is a delightfully revealing outfit that can easily enhance a special night in :)


If you're feeling nautical, you can display that by wearing the Gift Oct 1 romper. It immediately made me picture sailing any of the places that is possible in SL year round. This single mesh piece comes in sizing for standard, eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine.


My final look of the evening is yet another generous gift called 79 - Dress Red, with a built in silver belt and eye-catching hemline. Possibly from my windlight settings, I am seeing this as more of a blue toned red that leans magenta, definitely a gorgeous color! The gift includes eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes.

I apologize for not posting yesterday, it was a technical glitch that I wound up having to resolve by clearing cache for my Firestorm viewer. A chunk of my body was not rezzed properly and floating off to the side as a weird triangle or shard. That has happened several times over the past 2 months or so, either my hair (resolution: changed hairs) or a clothing layer of the body (resolution: apply clothing to different layer) but this was bad enough that I couldn't get any decent photos for my blog. Xan saw me correctly, so it was definitely on my end only. After clearing cache, I had to rebuild my inventory which took some time also. All in all, I'm just glad it is all better now and I'm able to see my body and hair the way they were designed. I hope you're all having a wonderful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Cremosas Store:


Photo 1:
Outfit: .:: Cremosas Store ::. 157 - Jumpsuit Color 1 $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: .:: Cremosas Store ::. 94 - Bodysuit + HUD $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: .:: Cremosas Store ::.  25 - Kimono GIFT $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: .:: Cremosas Store ::. Gift Oct 1 $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: .:: Cremosas Store ::. 79 - Dress Red $0L Group Gift

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Mitzi - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - SINNE cotton candy (Omega head/body)
Eyes: Angel Eyes [AE] Spring Eyes Brownies $0L Free Dove 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)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Fatal Fashion and LIVIA

Hiya everyone! Tonight we visit the Fatal Fashion store, where we are going to claim several group gifts for various inworld groups, most of which are free to join. There is an entire wall with gifts on it, so be sure to see how many of those groups you're already a part of so you can change tags and pick up these generous offerings. I also have a gorgeous set of nails for your consideration, a shiny new release from LIVIA of mesh Bento nails for several different hand types. Just think, you only have to teleport two places for this relaxing weekend post :)


First we have the Fitmesh Fanatics group gift called Outfit 042, a very complete look for this free group. The top and skirt each include sizes for Altamura, Freya, Isis, Venus, Eve Pulpy, Eve Slim, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique. The matching studded heels come in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink Mid sizing, and even the sets of bracelets for each wrist are provided in this generous gift. While the colors are a timeless combination, the tiny hearts and red shade could evoke Valentine's Day if you wear this again next month.


I'm feeling casually elegant in the Fatal Fashion gift for the Mesh Body Friends group, which is also free to join. The outfit 043 is a one piece sweater and leggings set in fitmesh standard sizes plus Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink sizes, with a gold heart necklace and pair of heels (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink High sizes) included as well. I like having a full ensemble like this in one folder, easy to wear and no tricky matching involved. Some days I want something this quick while other days I enjoy mixing and matching and pairing different brands and styles, so this is a fun weekend look for me.


Outfit 047 is the gift for the Third Life group, which has a modest $10L joining fee and there are plenty of other participating stores to make it well worth your while. The dress and shoes each come in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine, plus the bold statement necklace is included in the gift as well. I couldn't resist offering a rear view so you could see how cheeky the hem is, remarkably short in the back!


This skirt set is the ::FF:: Mini Skirt and Top BLACK BAT, with each piece provided in Altamura, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP sizes. It is the gift for the Inside Your Inventory group which is free to join and relatively new to me, so I'm glad to be able to share one of the many available gifts for this group. The material is sheer, which shows off the bats very well, and this could be saved for Halloween but I can't imagine being able to wait that long to wear it :) The deep neckline would look great with just about any style necklace, from choker to dramatically long, if you feel inspired to accessorize.


Here is our closer look at those stunning nails from LIVIA, their Iridescent Bento Mesh Nails [Ballerina], and I have all the details to share of course. You'll find these at the main store in the new release area, and for $199L you will receive medium (shown) and long versions in this shape, each in Maitreya, Slink, Tuty, Tonic, and eBody fits. There is also a wonderful HUD that has 14 designs to choose from, either for the entire set at once or an individual nail on each hand (for example, both thumbs or both ring fingers). There is also a set of applier add-on HUDs available for $99L that will apply matching designs to your toes, for Maitreya Pedicure and Omega. To make things simpler, if you desire both the mesh nails and the add-ons you can pick up the Fat Pack instead for $249L. Savings and style, that's an irresistible combination! Our designer has even put up a video on Flickr to show you how to use her Bento mesh nails and the HUD, using this exact set as the example.

Today was a really good day, tiring but fun, and I am looking forward to tomorrow's lunch that I picked up this afternoon: Argentinian barbecue :) I got lemon chicken, and it all smelled heavenly so I'm sure it will be a treat. The market I visit each week is fascinating since there is such a wide range of cultures and nationalities represented, and it makes me feel like anyone who automatically fears immigrants should visit here just once and talk to these amazing people as they speak lovingly about their home countries and their new homes here. As introverted as I am, I wind up chatting every week like we're lifelong friends which makes my heart happy. Speaking of happy hearts, I hope you're all having a delightful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Fatal Fashion Outfit 042 $0L FitMesh Fanatics Group Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: Fatal Fashion Outfit 043 $0L Mesh Body Friends Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: Fatal Fashion Outfit 047 $0L Third Life Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: ::FF:: Mini Skirt and Top BLACK BAT $0L Inside Your Inventory Group Gift

Photo 5:
Nails: LIVIA::Iridescent Bento Mesh Nails [Ballerina] $199L New Release

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Mitzi - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - SINNE cotton candy (Omega head/body)
Eyes: Angel Eyes [AE] Spring Eyes Brownies $0L Free Dove 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)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Magical Winter Hunt

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have some prizes to share from a $1L gridwide hunt called Magical Winter, and we are looking for a lovely pale blue snowflake at each store. There are hints and previews on separate tabs of the hunt's website, both very useful to have available when hunting. The prizes are themed for cold weather rather than a holiday, so it's a fine choice for January :)


I was immediately drawn to this first prize from the preview page, probably since it is different from anything in my inventory already. It is the Benazair by COVETED! and has some special details. The top and skirt are each provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. There is also a belly dancer diadem included (the band and gems on my forehead) that has a great menu when you click it - it is RLV compatible and has 4 pages of poses among its features. There is a separately hidden mens gift for this hunt too, as there are two neighboring buildings to hold their male and female designs.


This stunning icy blue gown is the prize from MadCatCreations, a laced halter gown with a beautiful diamond snowflake on the front and an even larger on the back. The gift includes sizes for standard, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP. I feel like this would be a lovely choice for a winter formal event or a visit to a fancy club.


Another sensational gown can be found inside the snowflake at Gross Princess, their Icy Snowflake Ballgown. It is included in a classic fitmesh version plus sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique. The deep color is the perfect backdrop for the snowy crystals (frozen fractals all around!) and the style is delightful for a special occasion.


The prize from Changed Seasons is called River, and consists of a duo of nightshirts (boyfriend shirts?) with a pair of black panties to wear beneath either. Each piece comes in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine sizes. I love how the stripes are subtle on the red version, but bold on the teal, so you can decide which type of mood you're in.


My final look of the evening is the hunt prize from Cats n' Kittens Boutique, their CnK Happy Holiday Sweater Dress. The sandy colored mini dress comes in standard mesh sizes as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine versions. The cat on the front seems to be enjoying some snowy weather, complete with a fashionable scarf to keep those whiskers warm :) I really like the little laced V opening above the cat image, and will probably wear this as a tunic top over jeans sometimes for variety.

My day spending time with family went really well yesterday, and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity. It was a neat mixture of personalities and viewpoints, and I appreciate that even the most outspoken are never rude and are consistently respectful of others. Sounds like the exact opposite of social media, huh? Just a benefit of a small, close group I suppose. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Prizes from the Magical Winter Hunt:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Benazair by COVETED! $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: Madcatcreations MCC - woman - Magical Winter Nap $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Dress: {.Gross Princess.} Icy Snowflake Ballgown $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Outfit: RIVER ~ from Changed Seasons $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Dress: Cats n' Kittens Boutique CnK: Happy Holiday Sweater Dress $1L Hunt Prize

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Joy - Redhead (Current VIP Group Gift)
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - FENY marshmellow GG January/19 (Omega head/body)
Eyes: Angel Eyes [AE] Spring Eyes Brownies $0L Free Dove 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)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Treat Yourself at Designer Showcase

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have lots of wonderful things from Designer Showcase to show you, the exclusive offer from Entice as well as some more group gifts for their 8th anniversary. I'm going to try to keep the commentary relatively short and sweet tonight, so let's get to those looks! :)


These cozy looks are the exclusive Designer Showcase offer from Entice called Baby Love Coat -  Plaid, and I'm wearing two choices from the fatpack which is $450L. That is discounted from their usual fatpack price, and there are individual plaid versions for $150L each (also reduced from regular prices) if you prefer. The fatpack offers another bonus besides the 2 extra colors, that would be the HUD to change each part individually: main, buttons, belt, undercoat, and fur. No matter what you choose, the coat dress itself comes in sizes for Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya to fit the most popular mesh bodies.


DE.Boutique has a flirty gift for us, their Ode to Curves Red which consists of the dress in fitmesh standard sizes along with a mesh body size, and the matching heels which fit my Slink High feet perfectly. I love the bow in the back, and those dramatic double straps!


This next gift is revealing in multiple ways, from the sheer fabric to the bum-cleavage-baring back. It is the Gouttes d'or Dress by zOOm, and is the choice for when you are feeling daring :) The gift includes sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Hourglass, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine.


To show you the gift from 1 Hundred., I had to break out the modesty flowers again in Photoshop ;) The sheer section on top of their Little Lace Dress. Melon showed things a bit too clearly, unlike the lace of the prior dress, so I added those black flowers to the photo (they are NOT in SL at all and definitely not part of the dress). The dress and matching panties are each provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes.


Finally, we take a closer look at my nails, which are adorned with the gift from CAZIMI called Glitter Tips [Grayscale]. There are appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, and Slink included, and each offers 6 designs which are 3 colors with silver or gold speckles at the tip. So pretty, and these neutrals are sure to work well with your favorite outfits.

Tomorrow I have special plans that involve seeing family members (both blood and chosen family) that I didn't get to see yet for the holidays, so I won't have time to get a blog post together for tomorrow evening. I will be back soon though, and I've got several different things that I am eagerly anticipating the chance to show you all :) It will be a rough car ride since I don't do well in cars and there are emotional reasons too (flashbacks to upsetting times in my life in the exact area I'm headed) so I am nervous but I'm sure everything will be fine once I get there. I hope you all have a fantastic day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Offers and Gifts from Designer Showcase:

Photo 1:
Dress: Entice - Baby Love Coat - Plaid Fatpack $450L Designer Showcase Exclusive

Photo 2:
Dress: DE.Boutique Ode to Curves Red $0L DS Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: zOOm - Gouttes d'or Dress $0L DS Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: 1 Hundred. Little Lace Dress. Melon $0L DS Group Gift

Photo 5:
Nails: CAZIMI: Nails - Glitter Tips [Grayscale] $0L DS Group Gift

Head: [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Joy - Redhead (Current VIP Group Gift)
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - FENY marshmellow GG January/19 (Omega head/body)
Eyes: Angel Eyes [AE] Spring Eyes Brownies $0L Free Dove 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)
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)