Monday, January 24, 2022

Luck At Siss Boom

 Hiya everyone! Tonight you only need some luck and a bit of spare time to visit Siss Boom and see what prizes you can win. They have about 50 lucky boards with no group tag required to click them, so just for visiting and hanging out for a while you can wind up with many new additions to your wardrobe for free. I have been a fan of Siss Boom for many years, so it is always a pleasure to visit again and find treats to share with all and possibly introduce some of you to them. 


My first look this evening is a beautiful slip dress called -siss boom-illuminate silk bird. It comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies, with painted birds, branches, and scattered leaves. It is just short enough that you could decide to wear it as a long top over some pants if you prefer, particularly with cold weather in many parts of SL. 


Next I shimmied into the gorgeous -sb-bright black lucky board prize. It is provided in fitmesh standard sizes as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizing, so it will fit the vast majority of shapes and sizes. The sequined bodice really brings out the contrasting embroidery of the skirt, doesn't it?


My wardrobe just got considerably sexier with the addition of the -sb-so lace pink prize. The top is an Omega applier with lots of intricate lace covering the essentials and trailing all the way down to the wrists, and the shorts with built in belt are mesh. These come in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. Feel free to pair these separates with other favorite items from your inventory if you wish, like that top would work with a long skirt too. 


I also am a fan of the lovely -sb-sugar satin pearl, yet another generous prize you can find on these lucky boards. There is a fitmesh size for classic avatars, plus versions to fit Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. I really like the cascade of pearls down the front panel of the skirt, accentuated by the pearled waistband above it. The color is such an elegant neutral, sure to flatter many different skin tones and hair colors. 


My final look of the evening is a delightful prize, the -sb-entanglement aqua dress. I do love my denim textures of course, and the wedge of blue both front and back has fantastic seams and a small slit on the left thigh. The aqua fabric really caught my eye too, and the built in harness creates a halter choker and high waisted belt all at once! Win this prize and you will receive standard mesh sizes along with Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP versions. 

Did you all have a nice weekend? Mine was a good one, and even though it was chilly at the farmers market Saturday it wasn't windy so my gloves and scarf were sufficient to keep me warm. My coat is old but decent, some random clothing store brand that I can't think of at the moment and probably isn't in business anymore, but I wouldn't mind getting a new one if the opportunity arises. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Lucky Board Prizes from Siss Boom:

Photo 1:
Dress: -siss boom-illuminate silk bird $0L Lucky Board Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: -sb-bright black $0L Lucky Board Prize

Photo 3:
Outfit: -sb-so lace pink $0L Lucky Board Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: -sb-sugar satin pearl $0L Lucky Board Prize

Photo 5:
Dress: -sb-entanglement aqua $0L Lucky Board Prize

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

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Chaotic Weekend

 Hiya everyone! Tonight's title is a play on words, since we are visiting a store called Chaotic rather than adding any actual chaos to our weekends :) The style here at Chaotic is sensual with lots of bold colors, so these are fashions intended to turn heads! When we land at the store, we can follow the bright arrows outside to the group gifts section which has lots of treats for various multi-designer groups (like FabFree, SLFO, etc.) but what I did was head inside the main entrance where I found a section of subscriber gifts. The first time I clicked one of those, it asked if I wanted to subscribe to receive the gift so of course I said yes. Then I was able to click all the photos on that wall and receive several fantastic gifts without taking up any precious group slots. I am looking forward to finding out any updates of new releases and events they take part in, so it is a win-win situation. 


First we have the charming {Chaotic} Sondra {Group Gift} 2022, a deep red dress dusted with white polka dots and trimmed in red lace at the hem. I was drawn to the way the straps start at the back, cross over to the front, and cross again to loop through the bodice and tie together in a bow. Our gift includes sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. 


Next I get to look pretty in pink with the {Chaotic} Lydia {Group Gift}. Its dramatic dress has high thigh slits and a built in belt in the same shade of pink, sweet but seductive. We receive the dress in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizes, with BOM system layer white stockings that come up to mid thigh. This dress looks great with or without the stockings, so you can wear any color shoes and accessories you wish. 


Time to bring the sexy with two very similar gifts, the {Chaotic} Sexy Sheer Dress {Black} on the left and its {Red} counterpart on the right. There is also a White version among our subscriber gifts, so you have even more options if this dress tickles your fancy. The sheer fishnet body of the dress is trimmed with a wide solid bodice and hemline, with a center stripe down the front, so all the essentials except the bum crack are covered ;) Each of these gifts comes in sizing for Alice, eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Petite, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. 


Is it just me, or does this look just scream weekend? :) It's the sequined texture, if I had to guess, and I am here for it. This is the {Chaotic} Ann {Group Gift} which includes Freya, Isis, Venus, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine sizes, with a 13 color HUD. That's right, this sleek mini with fun twisty back and plunging neckline can be changed to the color of your choice with a couple of clicks, any time the mood strikes. 


My final look this evening is a playful choice if you are heading somewhere warm this weekend, perhaps a tropical locale? It is called {Chaotic} Mollie {Group Gift}, and consists of a tank top with small split at the neckline and brief denim shorts with the fly open and folded down, each in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous  mesh bodies. There is also a HUD with 5 color choices for our starry top, since every beach babe deserves some variety :) If I wear this to a beach, I think I'll layer a BOM bikini beneath so the bottom would provide a touch of modesty and I can slip out of the Mollie outfit to dive into the waves. 

It was a chilly but nice day here, and I enjoyed chatting with my parents over dinner even if the news of the day was sad with two celebrity deaths. There was also some upsetting local news with gun related incidents in two nearby high schools, one in our exact school district and the other near where I grew up, so way too close to home. We did talk about more pleasant stuff too of course, and I am looking forward to next week celebrating my RL birthday there. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Gifts from {Chaotic}:

Photo 1:
Dress: {Chaotic} Sondra {Group Gift} 2022 $0L Subscriber Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: {Chaotic} Lydia {Group Gift} $0L Subscriber Gift

Photo 3:
Dress Left: {Chaotic} Sexy Sheer Dress {Black} $0L Subscriber Gift
Dress Right: {Chaotic} Sexy Sheer Dress {Red} $0L Subscriber Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: {Chaotic} Ann {Group Gift} $0L Subscriber Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: {Chaotic} Mollie {Group Gift} $0L Subscriber Gift

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

Friday, January 21, 2022

Baby It's Cold Outside

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I chose the very appropriately named Baby It's Cold Outside Hunt from Cheeky Monkey Hunts to dive into. There are $1L prizes at several different stores, as well as $25L and $50L exclusive offers at some. Just check the hunt's website to see who is participating (with landmarks of course) and which priced components they are offering :) All are hidden with cute snowmen wearing knitted green hats and scarves, although the size of the snowpeople does vary since they can be resized. The website has hints too, so you can track down the prize or exclusive you want based on the matching hint. I hope you enjoy as much as I did :)


First we have the $1L prize at The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. named ANTISOCIAL Tee. For the record, I am more anxious-social or awkward-social, LOL, but that can make me seem antisocial so the label may apply. This comfy looking ribbed tank top comes in standard mesh sizes as well as eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine sizing. I paired it with the blue Delizio jeans from their handy fatpack which is a free gift on the marketplace, several colors in system/BOM layers and appliers for Maitreya and Omega. 


If you would like to surprise someone special with a gift of yourself, then be sure to claim the hunt prize at Starlight Apparel! Their sexy .{SA}. Rosa Sky consists of top and bottom pieces each in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Hourglass, Kupra, Kups, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies, in a striking blue shade with intricate bows and not much else ;) The ribbon makes a flirty thong or G-string in the rear.


To go somewhere more formal (or where more clothing is expected, LOL) I suggest the Blink2Wink - Christmas Party Dress (Black) hunt prize. I know, I know...it says Christmas in the name...but I don't see anything specific to the holiday season about it like Santa or trees :) This charming mini comes in what I call the lucky 13 of mesh sizes (5 standard, 5 fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink) each in Silver and Gold trim, so really lucky 26 sizes are included. This is the type of dress that I would just add a bracelet or favorite earrings then some black heels and I will be all set for a night out. 


Next I visited The Sissy Bar where I found their (TSB) Baby It's Cold Outside Outfit in a snowman snuggling with the store's mascot. It is a cozy pairing of sweater and mini skirt, linked together to wear as one piece. There is a standard fitmesh size for classic avatars provided, as well as sizes for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. The tots skating on the front of the sweater are just precious!


My final look of the evening really embraces the theme of the hunt very well too, as when it is this cold outside I know I want to cuddle up in warm pajamas whenever possible. Wicked, Inc. knows this too it seems, as their $1L hunt prize is the Warm Inside Polar Bear Onsie which comes in sizing for men, women, and children all in the same snowman. The female set of sizes consists of fitmesh standard sizes plus Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions, and covers us from neck to toe in a fun pattern of bears. Think of how adorable your next family photo could be if everyone in it visits the store and claims this prize! All you need is a fireplace and some cocoa. 

It was a quiet day here which was nice after yesterday's busy outing to chiropractor etc., so I am going to try to sift through a little more of my unsorted inventory later when I am in SL. It's mostly older stuff if not sorted yet, so probably not needed. Hockey was a low point of my evening, but I'm not focusing on it or pouting. Tomorrow is dinner at my parents', and then weather permitting I'll be going to the farmers market Saturday morning. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from Baby It's Cold Outside:

Photo 1:
Top: The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. ANTISOCIAL Tee $1L Hunt Prize
Pants: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Blue) $0L Marketplace

Photo 2:
Lingerie: Starlight Apparel .{SA}. Rosa Sky $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Dress: Blink2Wink - Christmas Party Dress (Black) $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: The Sissy Bar (TSB) Baby It's Cold Outside Outfit $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Outfit: Wicked, Inc. Warm Inside Polar Bear Onsie $1L Hunt Prize

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

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Oh Yes Gifts

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are visiting the Oh Yes store, whose free group has several gifts currently available upstairs. There are treats for other groups too, but I am focusing on their store's group (free to join) this evening. Their style seems to be flirty and colorful, both of which I certainly appreciate :) One of the gifts (most recent, far left) was set for the wrong group and another simply did not deliver to me even when I clicked it multiple times and teleported away and back, but despite these little glitches I collected 5 wonderful treats that I am happy to share with all of you. I also could not resist the positive, uplifting name of the store. 


For my first look of the evening, I slipped into the :::::Oh-Yes::::: 2021GG06 bodysuit. This gift includes sizes for Freya, Isis, Kupra (Bimbo, Low, Original), Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Petite mesh bodies, with a HUD to choose from 3 color combinations. The contrasting trim and zigzag stitching are such fun details, and I like the way the top is separated just enough for a flash of flesh :)


Next we have the :::::Oh-Yes::::: 2021GG07 gift top, with pretty draped straps and wide waistband in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. There is also a HUD with 3 vibrant colors to choose from, all with that playful pattern that it took me a moment to recognize as a skull with heart shaped eyes and a bow on top. This style can be worn with so many types of pants or skirts, for example the Delizio black jeans I went with from the marketplace freebie I rely on so often here :) I also can envision it with a leather mini skirt, flowing maxi, or maybe some studded pants in a matching hue.


This gift has me ready to go somewhere warm so I can show it off! It is the :::::Oh-Yes::::: 2021GIFT04 outfit, whose top and skirt each come in Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya sizing. The top is like a bikini top whose straps are wrapped around the midriff and tied with a pert bow, and did you notice the side slits of the shorts? Sizzling! There is also a HUD with 3 colors for each piece, so you can choose your favorite primary color for either or both. 


Are you craving strawberries? I am now from wearing the lovely :::::Oh-Yes::::: 2021GG01 dress! It is provided in sizes for Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, Perky, and Maitreya bodies, with a 6 texture HUD that lets you pick the berry-themed pattern of your choosing. I love strawberries, especially in smoothies, so this group gift certainly made me smile. 


My final look of the evening is a closer view of my new nails, the :::::Oh-Yes::::: 20210065 GIFT Nails. These mesh beauties are daringly long and come in sizes for Belleza, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Slink mesh hands. That shimmery shade looked pale pink in some lighting and more a lavender in others, with a slightly darker hue under the nails for even more intrigue. The squared off tips are a very popular shape, and look quite flattering as you can see :)

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

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Oh Yes:

Photo 1:
Bodysuit: :::::Oh-Yes::::: 2021GG06 $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Top: :::::Oh-Yes::::: 2021GG07 $0L Group Gift
Pants: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Black) $0L Marketplace

Photo 3:
Outfit: :::::Oh-Yes::::: 2021GIFT04 $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: :::::Oh-Yes::::: 2021GG01 $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Nails: :::::Oh-Yes::::: 20210065 GIFT Nails $0L Group Gift

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

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Still Getting Cozy

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I have one more group of CozyFest '22 gifts to share, all of which can be claimed for free with the Fifty Linden Fridays group tag. The FLF group is free to join, and the event is loaded with $50L offers as well as gifts in tan giftboxes decorated with purple ribbons and bows. I absolutely enjoyed my visit, and plan on going back for some shopping before the 4th of February when the event comes to an end. There will still be plenty of Fridays to find bargains though of course :) 


My first look features the Little Fox gift called Madison crop sweater // babyblue. It comes in sizes for eBody Reborn, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Petite mesh bodies, with a HUD that offers 25 colors for our buttons. The deep neckline would frame your favorite necklace beautifully, and between the cleavage and the bared midriff this is a cozy way to keep your arms warm while flashing some skin.


Our gift from Nylon Outfitters is their (NO) Thriving T shirt, a clever tee with a sketch of a woman hanging out in foliage with the caption "Unbothered, moisturized, happy, in my lane, focused, flourishing". That sure does sound like thriving to me! Right now I can only claim one of those, so I will just call those #goals ;) This gift consists of Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh body sizing. 


A great accompaniment to a warm sweater is a hot beverage :) This top is the Midoa - Coven MerryBlack Sweater, a fun gift in sizes for eBody, Freya, Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya bodies. It has a wintry skull design on the front, with what looks like sparkly paint splatters all about. The #LuluB! - Kitty Mug <3 is an adorable pink mug, round with a sweet face and filled to the brim with cappuccino decorated with some ♥ foam art. The hold pose is built in, just right click and 'add' to your outfit for a comforting drink. As I did yesterday, I paired all of tonight's tops with the white Delizio jeans you can find in their free Marketplace fatpack. 


Next I changed into the Fake Society x Miranda Dress / Pink, a dreamy strapless dress in Freya, Hourglass, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh body sizes. There is also a button hide HUD included so you can decide if you want those buttons on or off :) I really like the fur trim, which lends itself to the cozy theme quite well. 


For my final look of the evening I turned off the buttons of my dress and decided to play with some precious pups. They are the RIOT gift called Brody Sock Plush, and there is a notecard to explain that Brody is often their store's employee of the month. I had actually been to their store very recently and did notice his RL photos, along with another furry employee (most reported to HR if I recall) so I do suggest stopping by to see the wall of photos. Brody here comes in several dog colors (Black, Brody, Chocolate, Yellow) each with various colors of sock (black, blue, gold, pink, red, tan, white) on his head. On the left above is Brody/White, with Yellow/Blue on the right, so I would say these are common labrador colors and plenty of cozy fun. They all have a hold pose built in, to help us snuggle any variety of Brody we wish. 

It was a blah day here, thanks to yet another frustrating hockey game and a disappointing situation with family. My cousin asked for a favor that my housemate insists we cannot safely do, watching their birds (2 budgies and a cockatiel, none of whom I've ever seen in person) for a week in April. I feel terrible like I'm letting my cousin and his wife down, and it seems like he asked my parents first but they couldn't because of their two birds. He knows I love birds dearly and it would be so nice to have something to look forward to, but if the house is not bird-safe it wouldn't be wise. I really miss feathered companionship, as you can tell, and really dislike having to say no to family members when they need me. Oh well, I hope you're all enjoying your day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!! 

Credits:
All Group Gifts from CozyFest '22:

Photo 1:
Top: Little Fox - Madison crop sweater // babyblue $0L FLF Group Gift

Photo 2:
Top: Nylon Outfitters (NO) Thriving T shirt $0L FLF Group Gift

Photo 3:
Top: Midoa - Coven MerryBlack Sweater $0L FLF Group Gift
Mug: #LuluB! - Kitty Mug <3 $0L FLF Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Fake Society x Miranda Dress / Pink $0L FLF Group Gift

Photo 5:
Pet: RIOT / Brody Sock Plush - Gift $0L FLF Group Gift

Pants Photos 1-3: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in White) $0L Marketplace

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

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

CozyFest is Tops

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are taking a look at some more gifts from CozyFest '22, a Fifty Linden Fridays event whose gifts are for the FLF group. It is free to join and there are gifts at just about every display, in tan giftboxes wrapped in purple ribbon and bow. There is a wide variety among these goodies, lots of home decor as well as fashion and accessories, mostly with a cozy theme in mind which suits this time of year quite well :) I had fun tonight with a lot of the tops, ways to wrap yourself in warmth or be flirty and bring the heat!


First we have the [Cosmic Dust] - Cozy Sweater - Winter Vibes - Pink, a sweet treat with an adorable critter napping on the front. It comes in Freya, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh body sizes, and has a fuzzy appearance from a sheer layer on top I believe. Wearing this has already gotten me a compliment on how cute it is! For this and the next few photos, I am wearing the white pair of Delizio jeans from their marketplace fatpack, a longtime favorite freebie of mine. There are 9 colors in system/BOM layers as well as appliers for Maitreya and Omega. 


My next look offers some good advice, thanks to Nectarine and their Cropped Tee Stay Cozy. The delivery HUD lets you choose from sizes for Legacy, Maitreya, or Petite bodies, delivering just the one you need so your inventory doesn't overflow even more than all these generous gifts are already causing ;) I love the font they used for Stay Cozy and all its pretty flourishes, looking great with the white and teal decorations surrounding it. 


If your weather is chilly outside, try warming things up inside with the [JUSTICE] EMERY CAMI - MINT gift. This fluttery tank top has spaghetti straps and is open just a bit in the front, scalloped trim on each side of that slit. There are sizes provided for Freya, Legacy, Maitreya, Petite, Hourglass, and Physique bodies, as well as a HUD with 20 colors each for the straps and trim. The strap color you select also tints the bow and its long tails that drape into the opening, so you can come up with some really lovely color combinations.


Another fuzzy looking sweater can be found as our gift from Flora. Their zara sweater comes in eBody Reborn, Legacy, and Maitreya sizes, with a 5 color HUD so you can change the look as I had fun doing. I must admit that in the chilly weather I enjoy wearing masks outdoors to keep my face warm, especially if it is windy, so this fashionable ::C'est la vie!:: Face Mask 02 (Plaid) would be welcome in RL too. It has a resize script built in on touch, and it also includes a HUD with 3 charming plaid prints to match lots of different looks. You can also turn the materials on and off via that same HUD. 


My final look of the evening is our _CandyDoll_Posie Dress Blueroses gift, a very versatile and flirty treat! It includes Freya, Hourglass, Hourglass Petite, Legacy, Maitreya, and V-Tech mesh body sizes, with a generous HUD that lets us choose from 20 patterns and 25 solid colors for the nipple hearts, plus 25 solid hues each for the trim (neck and sleeve cuffs) and zipper in the back. As you can guess, I had a great time experimenting with that HUD and selecting just a couple of looks to share. 

My day was fine until the evening arrived, bringing a frustrating hockey game and then a visit from a stink bug who thought it would be fun to fly into my head several times before landing on my shoulder. If you don't have these pests in your area (lucky!) they are large and loud when flying, and can emit a stinky spray like a flying skunk if scared. Sound fun? *gag* They also smell terrible if you kill them, so my preference is to catch and release outside, except I cannot reach the dang thing right now. Also it's below freezing outside, so not ideal for the bug or for me. They fly like they're drunk, LOL, bumbling around and slamming into things, making more noise than something that size should be capable of. I will be on high alert for the next several hours, flinching at any slight sound or movement. I am anxious by nature, and really dislike these bugs even though they aren't dangerous to humans. My parents get them in their house too, and they scare their cockatiels which adds to my dislike. Oh well, I hope you're all having a decent day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from CozyFest '22:

Photo 1:
Top: [Cosmic Dust] - Cozy Sweater - Winter Vibes - Pink $0L FLF Group Gift

Photo 2:
Top: Nectarine - Cropped Tee Stay Cozy $0L FLF Group Gift

Photo 3:
Top: [JUSTICE] EMERY CAMI - MINT $0L FLF Group Gift

Photo 4:
Top: Flora. zara sweater ~ gift $0L FLF Group Gift
Mask: ::C'est la vie!:: Face Mask 02 (Plaid) $0L FLF Group Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: _CandyDoll_Posie Dress Blueroses $0L FLF Group Gift

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

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

Monday, January 17, 2022

Time For CozyFest

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I'm delighted to invite you to CozyFest '22, a Fifty Linden Fridays event with all the wintry sales and gifts you could wish for. The Fifty Linden Fridays group is free to join, and with that tag active you can click the gift boxes (tan with purple ribbons and bow) at each display to claim all sorts of generous treats. You can decorate your living space or your avatar ;) The weather lately has made me notice the warm and fuzzy type fashions and home decor items more, so I had a wonderful time browsing the displays here and was pretty fortunate to get in on opening weekend. CozyFest lasts until the 4th of February, so we have over 2 weeks which means you can take your time and pick up demos then return when you wish.


My first look is the sale item from Entice called Sparks Belted Sweater Dress, which comes in an array of individual colors for $50L each (regularly $300L). There are also Dark and Light fatpacks with 2 exclusive colors each for a total of 10 choices via HUD for $299L apiece (marked down from $599L). Or if you enjoy both the lights and darks, you can purchase the DUO Fatpack for $599L which is usually $1100L so another fantastic bargain! Our beautiful sweater dress comes in sizes for Freya, Hourglass, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Petite mesh bodies, and the fatpacks include HUDs with 8 belt metals in addition to all the sweater and belt colors. 


Entice also has a free gift for FLF group members, the Scarfs Spark Fatpack which goes perfectly with their Sparks Belted Sweater Dress among many other possibilities :) The scarf comes in Freya, Hourglass, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Petite body sizes, plus an unrigged version with a resize HUD to get that just-right fit. There is also a 24-color HUD so you can match it to the sweater dress or whatever you choose to wear it with. Cozy indeed!


Next I changed into the Apl.Blossom Maggs Top. No3 gift, a fun long sleeved crop top with opening in the back that is tied closed with a pretty bow. This gift includes Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Petite sizes. It goes really well with the 1313 Mockingbird Lane gift, (*<*) 1313 Natasha Leggings - Slurple. These body-skimming pants are very versatile, with a HUD that offers 16 options for the waist and trim plus 24 for the stripe. There are 8 colors in two textures each for waist and trim, 3 textures so you can go sheer lace for those slender panels down each leg. The leggings themselves fit Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh bodies. 


I kept the leggings on to share this flirty gift from Asteria which is their "Cheri" Top - Yellow. Its bra and tank top are each provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Perky, and Maitreya mesh body sizes. You can wear the tank top with or without the open cup bra, it is basically a framework that accentuates the breasts. 


My final look of the evening has those same 1313 leggings, which also pair so well with the gift from Valentina E. It is called Giselle Cardi Black and is made to fit the Maitreya body, with elbow length sleeves and the front open just enough to show off some cleavage. Layer a tank top or bra beneath it if you wish, or wear it as is for a flirtatious style.

It is currently raining and snowing, a wintry mix as they call it, and the wind sounds awfully loud outside. I am grateful to be indoors and safe, with no plans until Wednesday. I hope you all had a terrific weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Gifts from CozyFest '22:

Photo 1:
Dress: Entice - Sparks Belted Sweater Dress - DUO FATPACK $599L CozyFest

Photo 2:
Scarf: Entice - Sparks Scarf Fatpack $0L FLF Group Gift

Photo 3:
Top: Apl.Blossom Maggs Top. No3 $0L FLF Group Gift
Pants: (*<*) 1313 Natasha Leggings - Slurple $0L FLF Group Gift

Photo 4:
Top: Asteria "Cheri" Top - Yellow $0L FLF Group Gift

Photo 5:
Top: Valentina E. Giselle Cardi Black $0L FLF Group Gift

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