Monday, December 9, 2019

Advent Is Advantageous

Hiya everyone! I took a better look at my schedule and realized that I could do another morning Advent calendar gift post today, so here I am with some more holiday goodies :) There are so many wonderful calendars this year, more than last year it seems, and today I am focused on ones that either need no group tag at all to claim or the tag of a group that is free to join. I love being able to share these with you, so you can hurry and claim these today and keep the landmarks to return each day until Christmas to be treated to many generous gifts.


My first look is the Sindy Dress - White from [Glitzz], which you can find by heading straight ahead from their lobby/landing area and checking under the tree. There are bears with boxes in front of them, each with a number for the date, so today you will want to click bear #9. No group tag is needed, just search for the correct teddy bear. This sexy dress comes in sizes for Alice, Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya bodies, with a HUD that offers 3 metal choices for the zipper in the rear. 


If you have visited my blog before (if so, thank you! ♥) then you might know that one of my favorite colors is purple, so this beauty of a gift certainly caught my eye immediately. It is the ladies' gift from Donni's Dollies, called DD Penelope Peacock Dragon Iced Amethyst. It includes Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, and there are two bits of good news attached to this: no group is needed to claim it, and there is a men's gift each day as well. Just left click the box and choose "deliver" from the popup menu to claim either.


This eye-popping look will bring you to Entice twice :) Their gifts need a free group tag to claim, just find the day's gift box and right click to pay $1L and you will be immediately refunded. Today, the 9th, the gift is their Bad Girls Heels in Maroon. They come in Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya sizes, with a HUD to let you choose from 3 metals for the zipper. If you return tomorrow, you will find the gift for the 10th ready to claim and enjoy, the matching Bad Girls Lingerie in Maroon. This set consists of the lingerie bottoms, harness, panties, and pasties each in Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya sizing, with a HUD that offers 4 color choices for the pasties and 4 metals for the rings that hold the various straps in place. There is also a tree with these same gifts that can be purchased for $25L each if you choose not to join their group, which is still a bargain for these carefully crafted treats. I hope you enjoy the sneak peek a day early, as I really wanted you to see them together and if I waited until tomorrow you would have to pay $25L for the heels which would then be an older gift.


As much as I love vibrant colors, I also find a great black and white combo like this so appealing in a crisp and elegant way. This flirty frock is the LYBRA Advent Gift 8, as the 9th segment of their star-shaped Advent calendar was not ready. No group is needed, just purchase for $0L, and I noticed that all the previous days are still there for free too. So I believe that this #8 will still be there for you to claim even if the 9th gift is ready when you get there :) This dress comes in Alice, Freya, Isis, Hourglass, and Maitreya mesh body sizes, all with that sheer panel just barely holding the deep neckline together. The full short skirt is a lovely touch too, makes me feel like dancing and twirling.


My final look of the day is a fun seasonal set of manicures from AppleTini called Red Christmas. To claim the gifts from their calendar you will need their free group tag active, and just click the current date on the board to be gifted a terrific set of nail polish. There are 5 designs to choose from on appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink, and Vista Bento hands, so there is much versatility there to appreciate. I think my favorite way to wear these will be as the red with snowflakes as the main nails, then ring finger and thumb "accent nails" of one of the candy cane striped styles. 

Quick hair note: I follow the Wasabi hair store on flickr, and was so excited when I saw this Natasha updo at the Santa's Inc event that I rushed over at my earliest opportunity to grab that demo and give it a whirl. Obviously I liked what I saw, so I picked up the Reds color pack :) There is a stylist HUD for the two bangs styles, and an accessory HUD which I used to hide 2 large clips on the left side but can also be used to pick a color for each. I feel like I can never have too many updo hairstyles for blogging so they don't hide any of the clothing I am trying to show you, and their auburn shades are very beautifully textured.

I surprised myself by realizing that I could actually make the time this morning to share more Advent gifts, and I am pleased because I know I had not shown you any gifts from most of these stores yet this season. I guess I am eager to spread the word about all of the ways these thoughtful designers are celebrating the holiday season by showering us with presents. I do not plan on blogging tonight, so I suppose that means my next post will be tomorrow evening. I hope you all have a terrific day ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Dress: [Glitzz] Sindy Dress - White $0L Advent Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Donni's Dollies DD Penelope Peacock Dragon Iced Amethyst $0L Advent Gift

Photo 3:
Lingerie: Entice - Bad Girls Lingerie - Maroon $0L Dec 10th Advent Gift
Shoes: Entice - Bad Girls Heels - Maroon $0L Dec 9th Advent Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: LYBRA . Advent Gift 8 $0L Advent Gift

Photo 5:
Nails: AppleTini Red Christmas $0L Advent Gift

Eyeshadow: alaskametro<3 "Jane" - eyeshadow 05 !TESTER! $0L Wearable Demo

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: Wasabi // Natasha Mesh Hair - Reds @ Santa's Inc Event
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - LIVI cotton candy (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink Dynamic Hands Female
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Advent Magpie

Hiya everyone! Welcome to this special edition of my blog (Morning Magpie instead of Midnight?) featuring several Advent calendar gifts from all across the grid. These are available only today, which is why this post is arriving so early, and either do not need any particular group tag or they need a group tag that is free to join in order to claim them. One store has both cases at once :) There are dozens and dozens of calendars this year to enjoy, and believe me I am doing just that. It is a pleasure to share some of them with you, even if it means I am a bit sleep-deprived since I believe you all to be worth the effort.


My first look is the Applique` Chic gift for today, the 8th day of Advent, called AC: Festive Flurry Set Green. The hooded sweater is longer in the back than the front, and comes in sizes for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. The coordinated leggings with holiday print is provided in sizes for Freya, Hourglass, Maitreya, and Legacy bodies. There is no group needed to claim these gifts, just purchase the current date's box for $0L. Prior days are available for $10L each, and the boxes are all in a pyramid to resemble a Christmas tree.


Those leggings also came in handy when I wanted to show you this adorable [WellMade] Day #8 Jacket. It includes Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, with a HUD to let you choose from 3 colors each for the jacket and belt. Since they are the same three hues, you can match them together or mix them up as I have above. You will need the free [WellMade] group tag to claim their daily gifts, and to find their Advent calendar please follow the signs with lit arrows on them to the sign. There are numbered gift tags for each date, just give it a click even though it does not change your cursor to a hand or $ or anything.


Remember I mentioned in the beginning that there is a store with 2 calendars, one public and one for their free group members? Well that would be Emerald Couture, and this lively EC Monochrome Purple dress is from their public calendar. Look at the boxes on the shelves to the right, find #8, and give it a click with no group needed to claim this beauty in 5 classic and 5 fitmesh sizes plus Maitreya and Slink versions. The straps in the back really caught my eye with how unusual they are, and so did all the hues of my favorite color.


The green board to the left is the one for which you will need their free group tag active, and when you click today's date it will give you the playful EC Sending Kisses Red dress. With a sheer midriff and short ruffled skirt, not to mention the dramatic sweetheart neckline accentuated with a bow, this is a fun little dress that is sure to turn heads. It comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies.


For my final look of the post, please head to Virtue and join their group for free if you are not already a member. The advent calendar is in a room ahead and to the right of the landing area, and today's gift is their Virtue Sophia Dress {Purple}. It includes standard mesh sizes as well as eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine versions. The sleek belt is attached, and the sequined texture is a beautiful touch against the dramatic shade of purple. Virtue's clothing is all designed to be modest, but that clearly does not mean it is boring :) 

Because I blogged twice in the past several hours, I am not planning on blogging tonight but I will be back with another post tomorrow evening :) I have a few busy days coming up, but should be able to do another morning Advent post again at some point this week I think. Meanwhile there are plenty of hunts and group gifts and events for me to tell you about, so please do stay tuned and follow me on facebook/twitter/instagram etc. to be informed about new posts. I hope I explained everything clearly today, despite being even more tired than anticipated. Have a terrific day everyone, and many magical magpie hugs to all of you!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Applique` Chic AC: Festive Flurry Set Green $0L Advent Gift

Photo 2:
Top: [WellMade] Day #8 Jacket $0L Advent Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: Emerald Couture EC Monochrome Purple [womens] $0L Advent Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Emerald Couture EC Sending Kisses Red $0L Advent Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: Virtue Sophia Dress {Purple} $0L Advent Gift

Eyeshadow: alaskametro<3 "Daytime" - eyeshadow 02 !TESTER! $0L Wearable Demo

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Kitten - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - LIVI cotton candy (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink Dynamic Hands Female
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Art & Fashion

Hiya everyone! Tonight we are only visiting one store, Art & Fashion, but we are able to claim several different group gifts while we were there. I was fortunately already a member of the groups I am sharing gifts for, but all are free to join or a very low fee so you can enjoy these without spending a fortune. The store's style is very chic, with formal and casual dresses galore, so be sure to have a look around while you visit and see what catches your eye. 


My first look tonight is their Black Precious Midi Dress, a gift for the SGFM (Sexy, Gorgeous, Fashionable Me!) group. Is it just me, or does that group name sound like it could be a Gilderoy Lockhart book from Harry Potter? ;) The gift includes fitmesh standard sizes as well as Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions, all with that embroidered overlay and sheer insets that make this style even more alluring. The SGFM group is currently $3L to join, and surely this dress is worth dozens of times more than that.


For a fun pop of color, be sure to switch to the Fitmesh Fanatics group tag (free to join) and claim this Green Fantasy Long Dress gift. It has a vibrant abstract pattern with flirty opening in the front that is loosely laced together, and a halter neck with bare upper back that leads down to a brief train. It comes in fitmesh standard sizes plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh body versions. 


Their gift for the Third Life (free join) group is the Golden Paradise Long Dress, a mermaid style gown with flattering curved neckline and bare back except for the slender knotted straps. It comes in sizes for Freya Perky, Freya Pushup, Isis Perky, Isis, Pushup, Venus Perky, Venus Pushup, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. 


Next we see the Inside Your Inventory group gift (free to join) which is called Dark Spring Mini Dress. It includes sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. The name may mention spring, but the monochromatic design would be lovely year-round. The keyhole openings in front and back make this style as sexy as the short hemline :)


My final look this evening is a gift for the SL MESH BODY group (free to join) called Dark Lady Mini Dress. In fitmesh standard sizes along with Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions, this subtly sheer dress has one strap dangling seductively off the right shoulder, and a zipper on one thigh that is ever so slightly unzipped. The image on the front makes me wonder about the woman in it...is she hanging her head from sadness, or is she about to take a deep breath and start a new adventure? We will never know, but I lean towards the positive.

It was a busy day in chilly weather, and the hockey game I watched this afternoon was a bittersweet victory...my team won, but our top scorer (my favorite player) got injured not long after scoring and is probably going to be out for a while with a concussion. I truly worry about all athletes these days because of head injuries, so it makes me sad and anxious. Right now my plan is to do a special edition Advent post in the morning (probably 7 or 8 hours from now) so that will be my Sunday post. There are so many great Advent calendars this year, I'm really looking forward to sharing some goodies with all of you from them :) I hope you're all having a beautiful weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from ART & FASHION:

Photo 1:
Dress: ART & FASHION - BLACK PRECIOUS MIDI DRESS $0L SGFM Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: ART & FASHION - GREEN FANTASY LONG DRESS $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: ART & FASHION - GOLDEN PARADISE LONG DRESS $0L Third Life Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: ART & FASHION - DARK SPRING MINI DRESS $0L Inside Your Inventory Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: ART & FASHION - DARK LADY MINI DRESS $0L SL MESH BODY Group Gift

Eyeshadow: alaskametro<3 "Daytime" - eyeshadow 02 !TESTER! $0L Wearable Demo

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Kitten - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - LIVI cotton candy (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink Dynamic Hands Female
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Weekend Peace On Earth

Hiya everyone! Tonight we continue to explore the Peace On Earth Hunt 12, where finding hidden globes earns you free prizes. The hunt is open throughout the month of December, and there are about 70 stores (they are numbered up to 70 but there are at least two skipped) so you have plenty of time to enjoy this hunt. There are fashion prizes for men and women, and a healthy dose of home decor to give your living space a new look. Some are seasonal, other are timeless, and all are a special something to be grateful for.


My first look of the evening can be found inside the globe at Grumble. Their pretty Holly Formal Gown comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies, all in a strapless mermaid style with attached red belt. The pattern is reminiscent of the season, so be sure to find it before any holiday parties where you might want to wear it.


While I am not of Scottish heritage (that I know of), I can still admire this charming gift from Scottish by Design :) It is their SbD_Pink Kilt Outfit - female, and is delightfully detailed. The layered off-shoulder top and pleated kilt are each provided in sizes for Freya, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous. Even the sporran bag is included with a HUD that lets you choose from 3 colors (brown, black, white) with or without the thistle embroidered on its flap. 


This next look comes from Modern Nostalgia and is called {MN} Nykee Dress. I do appreciate the versatility of a color HUD as you know, and this one is very impressive with its 18 great options. You will find sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique inside the folder with that HUD, to fit many popular bodies. The style of the dress is perfect for cool weather with its high neck and long sleeves, and it has a slender black belt that dips down slightly in the front for visual interest. I might add boots and/or tights the next time I wear it to really accentuate the winter aspect.


Our gift from [Ari-Pari] is their playful Snowflake Ruffled Dress. Its name describes it quite well, from the style to the texture that is dusted with pretty flakes. Both the dress and a white v-string (to cover the crotch and provide modesty) are provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, with a HUD that offers 6 color choices for the background of the dress texture. Side note - if you join their free group, they have an Advent calendar that I've been visiting regularly, just wear your group tag and click the correct day's gift box.


For my final look of the night, I chose the female gift from Ink Blots, specified because there is a male gift inside that very same globe. This cowl neck sweater comes in fitmesh standard sizes as well as versions for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. The navy blue looks very classy with gold and white stripes, and the knit texture gives me a warm feeling.

It was a stressful day, so I am trying to put those feelings behind me and move onto the weekend with a positive attitude. Please be kind to someone today (and every day) because you never know what they are going through and if your friendly smile or kind word is the best part of their day. I have my usual Saturday morning plans, then a hockey game to watch in the afternoon, so nothing too unusual here. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from Peace On Earth Hunt 12:

Photo 1:
Dress: Grumble-Holly Formal Gown $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Outfit: Scottish by Design SbD_Pink Kilt Outfit - female $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Dress: Modern Nostalgia {MN} Nykee Dress $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: [Ari-Pari] Snowflake Ruffled Dress $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Dress: Ink Blots POE 12 Gift Female $0L Hunt Prize

Eyeshadow: alaskametro<3 "Daytime" - eyeshadow 02 !TESTER! $0L Wearable Demo

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Kitten - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - LIVI cotton candy (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink Dynamic Hands Female
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Friday, December 6, 2019

Peaceful Easy Feeling

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have some more treats to show you from the Peace On Earth Hunt 12, ranging from comfy casual to elegantly formal. There is an impressive variety among the dozens of hunt prizes, which can all be found in globes that are textured to look like our earth and distribute a folder for free when clicked. Inside you will find a prize and a landmark to the next stop, and there are hints on the signs (globes act as hint givers) as well as on the hunt's website. This is one of the first gridwide hunts I remember from my earliest hunting days, so that shows how long it has been a welcome tradition :) 


My first look this evening features a hooded sweater from Mara's Mysteries called *MM* Women's Hoodie - Winter Flower. There is a men's version included too, and they both work from the same HUD to allow you to choose from 10 colors of this great knit pattern. The women's sizes include 5 fitmesh standard versions as well as Belleza, Freya, and Slink sizes. As I do quite often, I paired this with one of the Delizio jeans from their marketplace free gift, the black BOM/system layer, but in that gift you will find several colors as system layers plus appliers for Maitreya and Omega. 


Those black jeans were a good choice for this shirt too, the hunt prize from JR Wolf Creations called Marley Tank. Find the globe and you can claim this in standard mesh sizes along with Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine versions. The style is a playful one, with double straps and a black ribbon wrapped around as a halter and tied in the front, and the texture has skulls in Santa hats among snowflakes and candy canes. If typical Christmas themes are a bit too cheery for your liking, this might be more to your taste :)


Next I slipped into the prize from Prism, called Rakel Cocktail Dress by Jezzixa Holiday Charm with HUD. This lovely strapless mini comes in 5 classic sizes and 5 fitmesh sizes, ideal for classic avatars as well as some mesh bodies like my Maitreya I am wearing here. The HUD offers 5 colors with solid tops and gold flecked skirts, the two shown above plus the usual holiday red and green, and even a dramatic black.


I did mention that there are formal looks too, and a perfect example of that is this terrific prize from NUTS Inc, their POE 12 Crystal Outfit. Our gown comes in standard mesh sizes along with versions for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP bodies, while the boa is provided in standard mesh sizing. The matching pumps are in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink sizes, and are a delightful match for the wintry blue of the gown. I took off the boa to show you the rear view and its surprise flash of lace, so pretty! The globe holds a mens gift too, so be sure to tell your favorite dude type avatars and they can claim a coordinating tuxedo.


My final look of the night comes from :.C!L.: and reminds me of a mix of this season and Valentine's Day :) It is called Carol Gown, and is a sumptuous mermaid style dress with puffed sleeves and a distressed heart pattern. The gift includes standard mesh sizes as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body versions. I am a fan of hearts year-round, so this prize certainly made me smile.

My chiropractor visit was fairly effective, which is good because everything from my neck down to my hips had felt uncomfortable recently. The weather was cold but clear, and I scheduled an appointment to get my hair cut next week so I look kinda human when I meet my cousin's new wife ;) Right now I am fighting frizz and overgrown bangs, and some sparkly silver roots. I am randomly craving pad thai, which I usually only get access to on my birthday at the end of January, so I have a long wait. Tomorrow is my usual dinner at my parents', but I have a stop to make first so an earlier start to my busy afternoon and evening. I hope you're all having a wonderful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes for Peace On Earth Hunt 12:

Photo 1:
Top: Mara's Mysteries *MM* Women's Hoodie - Winter Flower $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Top: JR Wolf Creations - Marley Tank $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Dress: Prism Rakel Cocktail Dress by Jezzixa Holiday Charm with HUD $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: NUTS Inc - POE12 - Crystal Outfit $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Dress: :.C!L.: Carol Gown Set $0L Hunt Prize


Pants Photos 1&2: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Black) $0L Marketplace

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Kitten - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - LIVI cotton candy (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hands: Slink Dynamic Hands Female
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Peace On Earth Hunt

Hiya everyone! Tonight I am very pleased to share some prizes from the Peace On Earth Hunt 12, an annual December tradition that I recall fondly from my earliest days in SL. We are looking for globes, a.k.a. the "earth" of Peace On Earth, and they contain a free gift when you locate them and give them a click. There are about 70 stores participating, so there are plenty of treats for everyone to appreciate. There are hints and landmarks on the website, and the stores have signs with the globe as a hint giver in local chat. The prize folders contain the next landmark, which is helpful and so far has been accurate and kept up to date :) As usual I am focusing on fashion, but there are many home decor type gifts too, especially seasonal ones to brighten your living space.


My first look this evening is our prize from Ala Folie called HIPPIE. The top and skirt are each provided in sizes for Maitreya, Ruth, Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. It is very helpful to have them as separate pieces, so you can get creative and pair them with other wardrobe staples for even more bold looks. Just find that globe and click it for this terrific gift.


Gin's Boutique has a versatile prize waiting for us inside their globe too, the POE Metallic Bodysuit Outfit. The mesh suit comes in standard sizing plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP bodies, with a HUD that lets you choose from the two colors shown above. The skirts come in front and back pieces in blue and silver, and all have resize scripts built in so you can adjust them if needed. The image included with the prize gave me the idea to wear just the back skirt piece on the left, and wow that is a fun look that reminds me of a showgirl costume! Both color options are really pretty too.


This flirty mini dress is from Changed Seasons, their Tiegan dress in vibrant blue. I was really drawn to the deep back with a knot above the bum, and the subtle pattern of the texture. This gift includes Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes.


Be sure to find the globe at Luziefee so you can pick up your very own copy of this Juniper Dress in green. It includes a fitted mesh version for classic avatars as well as sizes for Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies, and is a single piece with the appearance of two. The rhinestones on the top had a subtle twinkling effect to them that might have been my windlight settings but was definitely attractive, as is that large keyhole opening in the back.


For my final look of the evening, I chose this beautiful gown from GLITTER, their Sophie Fitmesh Evening Dress for POE 12. It includes sizes for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. The style is both elegant and sexy, with the modest train and sheer section that goes across the midriff in the front then drapes around and upward to the neckline in the rear. The gold sequined section is a pretty touch, much like the flecks on the main body texture. 

It was weird to have a night off from blogging last night, but after 2 posts in a short amount of time it just made sense. I will probably be able to do another Advent post in a few days (maybe Sunday) but the next few days are loaded with things to do in RL that will prevent them. I have a chiropractor appointment in the early afternoon tomorrow, and some errands both before and after, then Friday there are a few things for me to do also. Nothing is all that exciting but not bad either. I hope you're all having a fantastic day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from Peace On Earth Hunt 12:

Photo 1:
Outfit: AlaFolie - HIPPIE $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Outfit: Gin's Boutique POE Metallic Bodysuit Outfit $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Dress: CHANGED SEASONS ~ TIEGAN $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Outfit: Luzifee! LUZ - Juniper green $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Dress: GLITTER Sophie Fitmesh Evening Dress for POE12 $0L Hunt Prize


Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Kitten - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - LIVI cotton candy (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body/Hands/FeetSlink Hourglass Physique Mesh Body Bundle (Redux) V4.0.1
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Advent Season

Hiya again everyone! If you're surprised to see another post from me so soon after last night's, my title might clue you in as to why this special edition :) Because there are so many Advent calendars that opened when the month of December began, I wanted to squeeze in a post of some of the goodies I have been able to claim from these generous calendars. Now I'm usually posting around 2 hours before midnight SL time, so that is just not sufficient to show you that day's treats with enough time to obtain them for yourselves. So a morning post should give you time if you read it promptly, and if you miss out on any of these gifts from reading belatedly, please remember that the season has just started and there will be tons more gifts for you to enjoy. There are calendar listings on FabFree and TeleportHub among other sources, so you can peruse those and see what stores you might wish to visit. I have a lot going on the rest of the week that will prevent me from spending an extra 2+ hours in the mornings prepping a blog post, so I am glad I realized I could do this today :) All of my gifts today either need a free group tag or no specific group tag at all, so these will not cost you a cent/linden. I would also like to say that if you do not celebrate Christmas, that doesn't mean you will have to feel left out of these gift extravaganzas...some stores may lean towards all seasonal gifts, while others mix things up, and some are completely free from Christmas items. Heck, I claimed a swimsuit from somewhere earlier (not shown) and you'll see plenty of colors other than red and green mixed together.


**Sexy Princess** has a style of calendar you will see quite often, a large board with a grid of numbers to represent the day of the month. Some are in order left to right, while others are scrambled so you have to seek the right date. This one does not need a group tag, and the gift for the 3rd of December is this pretty Angeles Pink Dress. It has a satiny texture and is trimmed in black to keep it from being overly sweet, and that plunging neckline is a flirty touch. The gift includes a standard fitted version for classic avatars as well as eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizing. When you land, head towards the other side of the store and you will see it near the group gifts.


Mishmash Fusion also has a calendar board with no group tag necessary, and their current gift is the ~*MF*~ Something True Gown Funky Trees. This strapless and full skirted gown has a forest of decorated trees as its skirt pattern, with a solid black sweetheart top. It includes a standard size for classic avatars, along with mesh body sizes for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique. 


I blogged some group gifts and lucky board prizes from Le Fashion Whore a few days ago, so I was delighted to see that they are providing an Advent calendar this month too :) You will need the free group tag active to claim these, and there is a cabinet with 24 little square drawers beneath the Group Gifts sign in lights not too far from where you land. Just right click today's drawer and pay $1L, you will be automatically refunded and given a fantastic gift like this Betty Vintage Dress [BUTTERFLY ADVENT] if you get there before midnight tonight. It comes in Freya, Venus, Hourglass, and Maitreya sizes, with elegant butterflies that perfectly match the belt above its full skirt. I feel like we could amp up the retro vibe with a pearl choker and a pair of gloves, but it will look beautiful no matter how you decide to accessorize.


Donni's Dollies is offering a daily gift for men and one for women, so bring your favorite male avatars along for the fun too! You will land near a tree with boxes beneath, but the gifts of the day are generally towards the front so the first ones you see. Hovertext will tell you which is which, and just give it a click then pick "deliver" from the blue menu that pops up. Today's ladies gift is the DD Correy Cherries 6, an outfit with a cropped racerback tank top and playfully short shorts. Each come in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, and Hourglass sizes, and I must say the textures really caught my eye as being realistic and so appealing.


My final look of this post is a real head turner from LYBRA which is simply named Advent Gift 3. It is a flattering style with the tight top and flared skirt, and I love how the black top is trimmed in red plaid while the skirt is the reverse. It is provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Alice mesh bodies. You do not need a group tag to claim this one, just find the large black star in the middle of the floor that has various sections with numbers on each...the current day is set for $0L for you to pick up for free. 

Whew, for my last post I'd already been at this computer for a few hours before publishing it, and then I was here for all the time in between posts. I spend a startling amount of time staring at this screen to be honest, it's embarrassing. Oh well, I will not be blogging tonight so you can consider this a special early edition of my usual Tuesday night post ;) I will be back with a brand new post on Wednesday evening, which will most likely be hunt prizes from one of the December hunts. As a blogger for Entice, I get their Advent gifts early, so will probably slip in previews of those a couple of hours before they are "live" in the tree, and will try to do a few more random morning Advent posts throughout the month. I hope you all have a terrific day ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Dress: **Sexy Princess** Angeles Pink Dress $0L Advent Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Mishmash Fusion ~*MF*~ Something True Gown Funky Trees $0L Advent Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: Le Fashion Whore - Betty Vintage Dress [BUTTERFLY ADVENT] $0L Advent Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: Donni's Dollies DD Correy Cherries 6 $0L Advent Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: LYBRA. Advent Gift 3 $0L Advent Gift


Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Kitten - Redhead 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - LIVI cotton candy (system layer for BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral ~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body/Hands/FeetSlink Hourglass Physique Mesh Body Bundle (Redux) V4.0.1
All Poses: Verocity (various sets)