Thursday, January 26, 2023

Goodies for SLFO Group

 Hiya everyone! Tonight's post features several group gifts for the SLFO group, which stands for Second Life Frees & Offers. The group notices are packed with information about sales and new releases, and many of the participating designers offer a gift for the group members at their mainstore. So I visited with the group tag active and looked around to see what I could find :) There are really talented people in SL, and I am always delighted when they share gifts with these multi-designer groups so I can spread the word too. It's always interesting to visit stores we haven't seen in a while, or perhaps it is our very first time stopping by one of them so we are introduced to their style and quality.


For my first look of the evening, I visited Tiffany Designs and teleported to their gifts room from the teleporter at the landing spot. There I found the charming ::TD:: Milly Outfit {Mesh} ~ Model 4 as our SLFO gift. It consists of the top, skirt, and arm wraps, each in sizes for Erika, Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Kups, Legacy, Legacy Nerido, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Reborn, and Reborn Juicy mesh bodies. The separate pieces are handy as it means we can wear the top without the arm straps if we prefer, or mix things up and pair any of the pieces with items already in our wardrobes. There are several other groups' gifts waiting here too, so while you're here I recommend taking a peek.


I'm much more of a warm weather fan (not sweltering hot, just moderately warm) than cold, so this bikini is just another temptation to head to an SL beach! This is the !PCP :: Blossom Bikini gift from Pink Cream Pie, in a bold royal blue with straps that twist to resemble infinity symbols. The top and bottom each fit Freya, Legacy, and Maitreya bodies, and both have playful ruffles that add a bit of fluttery sex appeal. This store is well known for high quality fashions so I wasn't surprised at all to be so happy with this gift.


The VEGA : Mesh Dress Group Gift makes me think of autumn because of the earthy colors, but of course we can layer some leggings beneath for a more bundled up look if we wish :) The corset belt draws in the waist and gives an even more curvy appearance, and its solid brown matches the plaid dress beautifully. We receive sizing for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies when we claim this lovely gift.


Seniha's treat for us is a stunning duo of dresses called Dalia Dress // Gift. Version 1 is the pretty pink one on the left above, with v2 being captivating blue. Each comes in Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh body sizes. I love the ruched style that draws the dress into the center, for a gentle V both top and bottom. 


My final look this evening has a different shade of blue, coincidental but all greatly appreciated. This is the A&J CREATION ALISON LACE DRESS BLUE gift for SLFO, and we can claim it in Belleza, eBody, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and Tonic Curvy sizes with our group tag. The style is sure to turn heads with its curving front opening that snakes its way down from neck to hem, tied just loosely enough to show off a tiny flash of skin. It also has a built in bolo type necklace, and an embossed floral motif as its stunning fabric pattern.

It was a fairly tame day, rainy and spent indoors focused on SL things and planning for the weekend. I'm having a houseguest to help me celebrate my birthday on Sunday, but their arrival late Friday will not interfere with my usual blogging schedule since they have to be back home by Sunday night. I keep things simple, food from a favorite restaurant (takeout) and time spent with the 4 people who mean the most to me. I hope you all have a fantastic day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Tiffany Designs ::TD:: Milly Outfit {Mesh} ~ Model 4 $0L SLFO Gift

Photo 2:
Bikini: Pink Cream Pie !PCP :: Blossom Bikini $0L SLFO Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: VEGA : Mesh Dress Group Gift $0L SLFO Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Seniha. Dalia Dress // Gift $0L SLFO Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: A&J CREATION ALISON LACE DRESS BLUE $0L SLFO Gift

Mesh Nails: N.Kolour+KOSMETIK: Omega Coffin Nails - Medium // Maitreya
Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH Loved - Essential
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - PAISLEY 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 25, 2023

FabFree Gifts

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I have some generous group gifts for the FabFree in SL group to share, which is always free to join and has an impressive array of designers who participate. Their group and blog have been a huge help to me for well over a decade now, probably the entirety of my 15 years in SL actually, so it is always a pleasure to inform or remind people of their hard work. It's a great way to find out about sales, special offers, and of course gifts :) Speaking of which, one of our designers we visit this evening, Tastic, is also offering a remembrance of The Free Dove in the form of a lovely shirt that we can claim in male or female sizes, either in their store or on the marketplace


For my first look of the evening, we visit *MIRUS* where our "I am Fabulous!" group tag will allow us to claim their Cherry Dress for free. The top half in particular was giving me a sparkly appearance that might have been from the tiny holes of the fabric. The wrap dress comes in sizing for Altamura, eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies, and has a beautiful bow on the left side of the waist that matches the pink in the pattern wonderfully.


Next we head over to {Chaotic} where there is an entire room dedicated to freebies, like the Gloria Group Gift for FabFree. This vibrantly striped dress has a fringed shawl-like layer above long sleeves and a short flared skirt, definitely a head-turner. It is provided in eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizing. Visiting there is always a treat!


For something with a formal flare, head to ART & FASHION and examine their wall of various group gifts, where you'll find the EXPLOSION OF COLORS LONG DRESS for the FabFree group (look for the rainbow logo). Right click the image and pay $1L, which will be automatically refunded while your gift is delivered to you. The slightly sheer gown is included in fitmesh standard sizes for classic avatars, as well as sizing for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh bodies. The colors and artwork on the fabric are simply amazing, aren't they?


The FabFree gift from Tastic is their gorgeous Chrissy Fringe Dress. There are eBody Reborn, Freya, Isis, Kupra (Bimbo, Low, Original), Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizes included, all with that plunging V neckline and scoop back above a playful fringed hem. We could wear this for a Valentine's date, or simply to turn heads any day of the year. 


Now when we arrive at Tastic, we head into the lobby and go to the left for the FabFree gift, but before you do please look in that lobby for the three large signs regarding Palomma and The Free Dove. The tribute image her partner Dollen created for her is in the center between two free shirts, the ladies' sizes and men's versions, which are both free with no group needed to claim. The Free Dove Memorial Top seen above is designed with quite possibly more sizes than I've ever seen for one single item...5 standard sizes plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra Kups, Legacy, Perky, Petite, Maitreya, Petite, Hourglass, Physique, Prima Busty, Prima Petite, and TMP mesh bodies. It has the same image as the men's version, two doves holding a banner 2005-2023 above The Free Dove in gold script. The store is an institution that is familiar to so many of us, and I love the idea of honoring the store along with Dove herself with one lovely shirt. The store is still there, but I can guarantee there will be tears shed when I find out the time has come and the doors have closed, and I doubt I'm the only one who feels that way. Fly high, sweet Dove ♥.

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

Credits:

Photo 1:
Dress: *MIRUS* Cherry Dress $0L FabFree Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: {Chaotic} Gloria Group Gift $0L FabFree Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: ART & FASHION - EXPLOSION OF COLORS LONG DRESS $0L FabFree Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Tastic-Chrissy Fringe Dress $0L FabFree Gift

Photo 5:
Top: Tastic-The Free Dove Memorial Top $0L Free Gift
Pants: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Blue) $0L Marketplace

Mesh Nails: N.Kolour+KOSMETIK: Omega Coffin Nails - Medium // Maitreya
Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH Loved - Essential
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - PAISLEY 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 24, 2023

1 Hundred Percent Awesome

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I'm excited to share the group gifts from 1 Hundred, whose group is currently free to join. There were 5 for the store group as well as a couple for other groups, so be sure to check to see what other groups are represented that you might already belong to :) Their style is generally flirty and feminine with plenty of variety, thanks to multiple colors or prints. All of the 5 store group gifts I'm sharing tonight are fatpacks, so we get several options for each. Ready to take a peek?


First I slipped into two different looks found in the lovely 1 Hundred. Day Date Mini. FATPACK. That would be the Sky on the left, with Lilac to the right, and the fatpack also includes Blue, Blush, Fuschia, Lemon, Mint, and Pink for a bevy of beautiful pastels. Each color is provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizes. The floral pattern looks so pretty in every hue, and the ruffles show off the deep neckline that frames our cleavage.


For a lace-trimmed slip of a dress in several colors, you'll want to claim this 1 Hundred. Gingham Babydoll. FATPACK. The dress and matching panties (string bikini style) are each included in sizing for Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies. There are several colors included too - Blue, Fuschia (on the right above), Lemon (left), Lilac, Mint, Nude, Peach, Pink, and Tan. The gingham has a playful summery feel to me, as I associate the pattern with picnic blankets for some reason, but in SL we can wear these any time of year quite comfortably.


The 1 Hundred. Call Me Baby. FATPACK group gift features floral patterns, bows, ruffles, and matching panties for a seductive outfit. We receive blue, blush (seen on the left above), fuschia, lemon (right), lilac, and pink sets, that each hold sizes for Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies. The details really make this, thanks to the solid hued bows and panties that are a perfect match, although since we have all the colors we could always wear them a little mixed up if we preferred.


Next we have the figure-hugging 1 Hundred. Always Flirtin'. FATPACK gift, a ruched dress with separate sleeves so we can wear the dress with or without them. There are Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Petite sizes included in each color, which in addition to the strawberry on the left and mint on the right are blue, blush, fuschia, lilac, peach, and pink. That's a lot of wonderful hues to choose from! The hearts and XOXO on the pattern make me think of Valentine's Day, which will be here before we know it ♥.


My final look of the evening is the 1 Hundred. Juicy Cute Mini. FATPACK gift, decorated with juicy pineapples to bring some tropical flavor all year round. There are Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya sizes each for the dress and matching panties, and our colors include blue (left above), fuschia, lilac, pink, strawberry, and tangerine (right). All the varieties have a mixture of colors though, so I unpacked them all and tried them on to get a better look. I truly appreciate all of them :)

It has been a long day somehow, neither good nor bad but just slow. I'm working on plans for the upcoming weekend, so it is a relief to have something positive to look forward to. I hope you're all having a pleasant day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from 1 Hundred.:

Photo 1:
Dress: 1 Hundred. Day Date Mini. FATPACK $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: 1 Hundred. Gingham Babydoll. FATPACK $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: 1 Hundred. Call Me Baby. FATPACK $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: 1 Hundred. Always Flirtin'. FATPACK $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: 1 Hundred. Juicy Cute Mini. FATPACK $0L Group Gift

Mesh Nails: N.Kolour+KOSMETIK: Omega Coffin Nails - Medium // Maitreya
Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH Loved - Essential
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - MARYA 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 23, 2023

Multicolor Hunt

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we get to bring some color to a chilly winter, thanks to the Multicolor Hunt 3 from Harambee Hunts. The prizes are $3L and the organizers donate fees to their charity to help out schools in Kenya. It is another nice reminder of how people in SL can work together to improve RL too :) The prizes are hiding inside champagne glasses, a little bubbly to bring in the new year for the entire month of January. I also added some more color with some special offers from Entice, for this round of The Saturday Sale which are available until Thursday so don't panic when you realize Saturday has passed ;) I am always intrigued by the new releases they design for TSS, and most of their offerings are custom mesh so they are things we won't find anywhere else.


For my first look of the evening, head on over to The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. and find their champagne glass to claim the adorable SMELL THE FLOWERS Tee for just $3L. There are standard mesh sizes as well as eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body versions included. I love our furry friend on the front taking a big sniff of a cheerful yellow flower, living up to the gift's name which is a valuable reminder. 


I am Unicorn, hear me roar! No wait, what sound do unicorns make? We'll have to ask that question at .Princess Stuff. while looking for their MH3 prize I suppose :) The layered tank top and cozy looking shorts are each provided in sizing for Freya, Isis, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies, and there is also a donut decor tree included but not shown. The sweet unicorn on the top has pink and purple flowers around her golden horn, with "I am Unicorn" written beneath her beautiful eyelashes and blushing cheeks. I like the way the flowers match the hue of the shorts, which have fun little slits in the front of each leg. 


Meander has a stunning outfit waiting for us in their champagne glass, the M/M Orchids Outfit. It starts with the halter dress in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine sizes, then continues with a pair of earrings and an eye-catching headpiece. This has blossoms, ferns, branches, and even a bold red butterfly flapping its wings for a very creative look. I feel like a fairy or wood nymph in this gift, and can hardly believe it only cost $3L. 


I also had some champagne at Starshine Design, where a $3L sip rewarded me with their ~*SD*~ HF 380F [M3] dress which is decorated with a rainbow of fireworks on a black background. The dress has a high neck and long sleeves that cover the back of the palms so our thumbs peek through, how fun! There are 5 classic sizes and 5 fitmesh sizes for classic avatars, along with eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizes. There is an alpha layer provided too, good for classic avatars and mesh bodies that are BOM-compatible in case any areas decide to poke through.


For my final look this evening, I invite you to Entice to see the 16 newly released versions of their lovely Fame Dress, all of which are just $75L apiece for The Saturday Sale. I'm wearing the Yellow Flowers on the left above, with Forest Crochet on the right. They each include Freya, Hourglass, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Petite sizes, so they fit many very popular bodies. In addition to these new versions, we can also pick up their previously released textures at a discount during the TSS round (so until the 26th) with individuals at $199L, fatpacks for $549L, and a mega fatpack with all 5 fatpacks included for $1999L. The fatpacks (tie dye, retro, pastels, lights, or crochet) each have 2 fatpack exclusive versions included, and all the fatpacks work via HUD so we aren't overloading our inventory with separates. You'll notice the crochet one is an open weave, so it is slightly revealing and might call for some underthings when worn at certain places. 

How was everyone's weekend? My usual farmers market visit was a fun one, with fresh ramen offered for lunch (I got mine with miso chicken thighs) and some other new offerings that I am glad I purchased. The weather was chilly but I managed to avoid windburn this time, no glowing red cheeks ;) I've trying to figure out how my kittycats (KittyCatS! brand, I have two permapets) keep escaping my premium house and wandering to the neighbor's property, which gets them returned to my lost & found if I'm offline. Xan and I have rearranged things in the house to try to help, and I don't want to limit their range too drastically. We'll gladly build a transparent solid prim to block the opening if we can find it, but if it's a script glitch type thing we may never understand it. Any tips out there? I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are enjoying your day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from the Multicolor Hunt 3:

Photo 1:
Top: The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. SMELL THE FLOWERS Tee $3L Hunt Prize
Pants: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in White) $0L Marketplace

Photo 2:
Outfit: .Princess Stuff. MH3 $3L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Outfit: Meander M/M Orchids Outfit $3L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: Starshine Design ~*SD*~ HF 380F [M3] $3L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Dress Left: Entice - Fame Dress - Yellow Flowers $75L Saturday Sale
Dress Right: Entice - Fame Dress - Forest Crochet $75L Saturday Sale

Mesh Nails: N.Kolour+KOSMETIK: Omega Coffin Nails - Medium // Maitreya
Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH VIP Curious - Essential
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - MARYA 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 21, 2023

Honoring Dove

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I'm inviting you to visit The Free Dove with me once again, and sharing several more generous gifts available there with the free group tag "Blessed by a Dove". Since nobody is sure of when things will close down (depends on when the land tier runs out), the best advice I can offer is to try to get there as quickly as possible and check every display carefully. Palomma loved helping others, and I believe she would want everyone to enjoy her hard work as long as it's available. I am making sure Xan visits with me this weekend since there are men's clothing and accessories there too, and he used to come with me to help with the monthly mini-hunts but was generally focused on them rather than finding treats for himself. I appreciate that many gifts are compatible with mesh bodies and therefore suitable for everyone, not just the newer residents of SL. My landmark tonight should land you between the two displays featured in this post. Oh and as a reminder, there are condolence books you can sign if you have any words to share with her partner and her RL family.


My first stop of the day was the Spells & Charms To Go display, where I picked up several treats including this flirty [S&C] Irina Dress Fatpack. The dress has a daring diagonal hemline that rises high on the right hip, and the neckline has an extra swoosh of fabric for a choker-like appearance. We receive Freya, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP sizes in this gift, along with a 6 color HUD. The top stays white, and the skirt plus the trim look so pretty in any hue of the floral pattern. Did you notice the pearls all around the waistband? Great touch!


Maybe you are in the mood for something a bit edgier...Spells & Charms has that covered too with their {S&C} SkullZ Dress gift :) There are sizes for Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh bodies provided, along with a HUD offering 6 textures that all combine black with a contrasting color. The leathery fabric has a striking sheen to it, and the skull on the front looks like it's replacing a bow as the closure for the string that is laced through the bodice. 


The weather may be chilly outside in my part of the world, but that will not stop me from visiting warmer climates in SL and wearing the lovely [S&C] Anitta Romper while I do so. The halter style top has a bare back all the way down to the shorts portion, fluttery satin tied neatly in the front. It fits Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya mesh bodies, and includes a 3 texture HUD so you can select from the two seen above or a black and white version with solid shorts and a floral print for our top. I love them all, so it was tricky to choose until I reminded myself that there are no wrong answers since we can choose again with a quick click.


Not far from the Spells & Charms display,  you will also see that of anny's Fashion with several tempting gifts for us. This is their [AF] Ava Sexy Dress *fatpack* gift, an artfully draped maxi dress whose top and skirt are loosely attached to leave a flash of our waist on each side. The top has a fun pattern that resembles coral to me, and the solid colored skirt is gently pleated to fall just right. I also love the bows on the waist front and up high on the back, tiny appealing details :) This gift consists of eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizes, as well as a 10 color HUD for plenty of variety. 


I randomly chose another anny's Fashion gift for my final look this evening, winding up with the cute and casual [AF] Cathrine Sweatpants and Crop Hoodie *fatpack*. Each piece is provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies, with a 10 color HUD that lets you tint the hoodie and pants individually. I guess I was feeling matchy today ;) The sweatpants ride just low enough to show off a bit of bum cleavage, and the sleeveless hoodie is dusted with tiny white stars in all of its color options. 

I'm a little less overwhelmed with emotion about Dove tonight, so perhaps the shock is wearing off slightly. I was bowled over when I saw just how many people in SL were touched by her, and several people mentioned that she seemed to know when they needed a friend and was there for them. What a legacy to leave behind, truly the best way to be remembered as having made a difference to someone ♥. My weekend will be typical for me, as I'm headed to my usual farmers market in the morning and then mostly relaxing, catching up on household type things. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from The Free Dove:

Photo 1:
Dress: Spells & Charms To Go [S&C] Irina Dress Fatpack $0L FreeDove Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: {S&C} SkullZ Dress $0L FreeDove Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: [S&C] Anitta Romper $0L FreeDove Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: anny's Fashion [AF] Ava Sexy Dress *fatpack* $0L FreeDove Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: [AF] Cathrine Sweatpants and Crop Hoodie *fatpack* $0L FreeDove Gift

Mesh Nails: N.Kolour+KOSMETIK: Omega Coffin Nails - Medium // Maitreya
Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH VIP Curious - Essential
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - MARYA 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 20, 2023

Free Dove Gifts

 Hiya everyone! Tonight is a bittersweet post, as I am sharing some gifts from The Free Dove, whose owner passed away recently so the store is still there for now but it is unknown for how long. Her partner said that it was Dove's wishes that the store will not outlive her, since she poured her heart and soul into it. He is respecting her wishes, but does not know when the land is paid until, so it could vanish quickly or we could have the chance to visit for a while yet. I also would like to mention that there are several condolence books to sign near the entrances, so if you'd like to leave a few words they will be shared with her RL family as well. As much as this is hurting my heart (literally typing through tears), it means a lot to me to honor her memory and contribution to SL with my blog posts. As you probably already know, all of these gifts at The Free Dove are available for free with the "Blessed by a Dove" group tag active, and the group remains free to join while the store is still there. I believe Dove would be pleased that people are still enjoying her hard work while we can.


For my first look tonight, I am feeling fashionable in the [Vips Creations] - Female Outfit - [Vanessa] gift, one of several on their display. The dress comes in 5 standard sizes and one fitted version for classic avatars, along with Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizing. The matching heels will fit Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink high feet, and truthfully with their neutral color might find their way into other outfits of mine also :) The glamorous style made me think awards shows, or maybe Met Gala?


Speaking of awards shows, does this remind anyone else of Jennifer Lopez and her famous Versace dress from the Grammys, the jungle green beauty? I know hers had sleeves but it has also been worn without like above. This is the [Vips Creations] - Female Outfit - [Artemis] gift, and like my first look it consists of a dress and coordinated footwear. The gown is provided in standard mesh sizes plus Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh body versions, with black shoes in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink high sizing. There is also a HUD with 6 colors to choose from, so we can change the look to suit our mood or personal favorites.


Nearby is the REED display where I selected their charming VIVI dress to share tonight, a strapless gathered mini with sweetheart neckline. We receive sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies in this gift, along with a HUD for 6 texture options. This is such a flattering style, especially for curvy silhouettes, and you know I'm loving that floral on the right!


Another display in the same general area is that of FurtaCor, so naturally I had to grab some of their lovely gifts to share :) This one is called :::FurtaCor:::Veronic Dress, and it includes eBody Curvy, Hourglass, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Petite mesh body sizes. There's also a handy HUD with 15 terrific textures, and I was impressed by the variety. The ruched top and pert sleeves are very nice touches, and the lace hem trim is adorable. 


My final look of the evening is the :::FurtaCor:::Jojo Set which is on the same display as the previous treat. This one starts with the playful dress in eBody Reborn, Freya, Kupra (Bimbo, Low, Original, Flat), Kups A, Kups B, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, and Flat mesh body versions, and a HUD with 15 ripped textures like on the left above and the same 15 without rips. Then we can add the BOM layer ripped stockings to match, and the bag I'm holding on the left above called chuck short handle POSE. That does make sense as it resembles 'chucks' sneakers and has a built in pose that is affecting both hands as you can see :) The dress is short and has a daring slit on the left side, with smaller notch on the right hip. I'm hiding my feet since without shoes you can see my flesh-toned toenails floating above the stockings, LOL, such a weird look and I keep forgetting to get/use the thing someone sells that hides them. I think it's a transparent applier for the toenails or something similar. I don't go barefoot in socks or stockings usually so it doesn't crop up often.

Whew, I am still feeling emotional and I'm planning on sharing more Free Dove gifts tomorrow so I need to prepare for another rollercoaster ride of feelings. Dove generally went by Pal (short for Palomma) or Dove, and I stuck with Dove since it appeals to the bird lover in me. Many of our conversations were brief, but those deeper ones really touched my heart and I will truly miss them. A few months ago she said her health was worsening, but somehow her passing was still a terrible shock to me. I wonder if being so soon after losing my godmother is making it worse, just this general sense of life being far too fragile lately, and I was unable to go to my godmother's funeral so there is a lack of closure there. It makes me want to contact everyone I've ever cared about and get all sappy on them ;) On a lighter note, Xan is being his usual supportive self, so I'm grateful to him as always. I hope you're all having a nice day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from The Free Dove:

Photo 1:
Outfit: [Vips Creations] - Female Outfit - [Vanessa] $0L FreeDove Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: [Vips Creations] - Female Outfit - [Artemis] $0L FreeDove Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: REED - VIVI $0L FreeDove Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: :::FurtaCor:::Veronic Dress $0L FreeDove Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: :::FurtaCor:::Jojo Set $0L FreeDove Gift

Mesh Nails: N.Kolour+KOSMETIK: Omega Coffin Nails - Medium // Maitreya
Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH VIP Curious - Essential
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - MARYA 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 19, 2023

More Queenz Treats

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we return to QUEENZ for more of their wonderful group gifts, available with their free group tag. Their style is loaded with flattering curves and sex appeal, with most of the outfits including a HUD for a variety of colors and textures. I appreciate their generosity with all the gifts, and always find myself picking up demos and returning to do some shopping :)


For my first look, I slipped into the .Q. Ruthless -FATPACK- group gift. Its bodysuit and chunky waist chain are each provided in BBW, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh body sizes, with a HUD offering 10 colors for the bodysuit and 2 metals for the chain. The bodysuit has fun openings down each leg, and a crossed halter neckline that tickled my fancy too. 


For a more formal occasion, I recommend the .Q. Dulcet -FATPACK- group gift. It has 8 terrific colors to choose from on the provided HUD, some sparkly and some satiny. There are Kupra Bimbo, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh body sizes included of this sexy strapless gown with draped asymmetrical skirt. 


Some of the patterns for the .Q. Sincere -FATPACK- group gift had a tropical flavor, so I am in the mood to explore warm weather locales in SL now :) The halter top and high-low skirt each come in sizing for BBW, Erika, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn bodies, with a HUD that holds 14 texture options for each. I love the ability to mix and match, and knowing that it will look like a brand new outfit each time. 


Next we take a look at the lovely .Q. Cherish -FATPACK- group gift. There are eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Katena, and Maitreya sizes each for both top and skirt, and the included HUD offers 8 colors apiece. The top has a flirty ruffle that reveals just a tiny hint of midriff, and the formfitting miniskirt goes so well with the top. 


My final look this evening is called .Q. May Gift, an eye-catching bodysuit with GIRL GANG printed on the straps. It comes in sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Hourglass, Katena, and Maitreya mesh bodies, with a 5 texture HUD so you can choose from 4 solid colors or camo print. I would gladly wear it as a one-piece swimsuit too, adding an extra touch of versatility. 

My day was quiet, and I did a lot of thinking about Palomma and how kind she was, very supportive of my blogging even when I gave in to self-doubt. It is painful to think about SL without her, but I can't even begin to imagine the grief that her partner of 12 years is feeling right now. It sounds like I had too much time alone to think, doesn't it? I think she'd be very touched by all the support I've seen in groups and on blogs like FabFree, knowing that she truly made a difference to so many of us. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from QUEENZ:

Photo 1:
Outfit: .Q. Ruthless -FATPACK- $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: .Q. Dulcet -FATPACK- $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: .Q. Sincere -FATPACK- $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: .Q. Cherish -FATPACK- $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: .Q. May Gift $0L Group Gift

Mesh Nails: N.Kolour+KOSMETIK: Omega Coffin Nails - Medium // Maitreya
Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH VIP Curious - Essential
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - MARYA cotton candy (BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)