Monday, August 2, 2021

Hunting Around The Grid

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are traveling Around The Grid in 80 Days with the hunt by that name and its 9th annual round. The prizes are hidden inside orange starfishes for $1L apiece, or you can purchase from the starfish at the hunt sign in each store for $25L if you prefer not to hunt. The website has landmarks, hints, and many preview images so you can see sneak peeks of what you can find, and that could help you decide if you want to purchase the prizes :) They are all worth much more than $25L, let alone the single linden dollar if you are adventurous and search around for the hidden one. The hunt started mid-July and runs until the end of September, for the full 80 day experience.

My first look comes from Grumble and is called Summer Heat Dress. This sleeveless mini really lives up to the name, with its vibrant patterns and right hip with the gathered and tied detail. The prize includes sizes for Altamura, eBody Curvy, Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Tonic Minimizer bodies. 

Next we see the Cats n' Kittens Boutique prize, the lovely CnK: Egyptian Eye Mini. It combines bare shoulders with long sleeves that are laced on the upper arm, in black with silvery accents. There are sizes included for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. This dress certainly is a striking eyeful!

Freya's Fashions has a beautiful and unique prize for us called FF Sunni Swimsuit ATG Hunt 2021. The one-piece suit has side cutouts that lead to intricate lacing in the back, and there is a HUD that offers 6 textures for the suit itself plus 6 for the laces and 2 metal colors. The swimsuit comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. 

There are 3 prizes at GoodVibes, and they all had the same hint so I will add for the female one that it was a good place to find a STARfish :) I right clicked the hunt object then edit then the contents tab to see which prize was inside before I bought it to make sure I had the correct one. It holds the Womans Tropix Set, a cleverly compiled look from head to toe. The dress and panties (solid white) each come in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, while the sandals and camera are unrigged so we can adjust them. The men get a matching outfit, and there is a third unisex prize of a spinning seahorse to ride :)

My final look of the evening is a fun outfit from the Harambee-Gwassi charity store called Boho bright pants & top. The bandeau style top comes in a Maitreya mesh body size only, but the matching pants include several sizes for classic avatars (standard S, M, L plus fitmesh S, M, L) as well as Freya, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous body sizes. The colors are delightful, and there are plenty of ways to wear this with a non-Maitreya body...anything from a solid white tank top to your favorite pasties to a pretty bikini top. 

I am back from my weekend blogging break, but only for one day unfortunately. The poorly timed checkup for my infected toenail (mostly better, whew!) will prevent me from having time to take photos and notes in order to be properly ready to blog tomorrow evening. I feel awful about that because I have a dentist appointment on Thursday that will also cause me to take a night off from blogging, so it will be a light week here at Midnight Magpie. I will still try to pack each post with high quality freebies and affordable offers, and ask for your patience when I am not here. My weekend was a good one, and I am excited as always for the new month and all that means in SL :) New rounds of hunts and events, and many stores change out their group gifts on a monthly basis, so there will be lots to explore. I hope you're all having a fantastic day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

All Hunt Prizes from Around The Grid 9:

Photo 1:
Dress: Grumble-Summer Heat Dress $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: Cats n' Kittens Boutique CnK: Egyptian Eye Mini $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Swimsuit: Freya's Fashions FF Sunni Swimsuit ATG Hunt 2021 $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Outfit: GoodVibes Around the Grid HUNT Womans Tropix Set $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Outfit: Harambee-Gwassi Boho bright pants & top $1L Hunt Prize

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH Kaijah - Blonde
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - DELIAH apricot (BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)

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