Friday, November 27, 2020

Feeling Thankful

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I am craving a bit of variety, so I started out by visiting some stores who offer gifts for the TeleportHub.com group. There is a small $10L fee to join this group, probably to keep out spammers, but I think you will see that any one of these generous gifts more than make up for that cost :) Just have your group tag active and click the gifts, which are mostly in the frame created for the group with buttons on it to join the group and visit the website. What a useful site it is, with information about gifts and sales and all sorts of events to enjoy in SL. I also would like to invite you to the We Love Roleplay event, specifically the Entice display, where you will find a wonderful discounted selection with many options. This one is only available for a couple more days, so hurry!


My first stop was [>Ma'De<] where I claimed their Teleporthub Group Gift called Elle Winter. The top, skirt, and belt are each separate pieces in sizes for Freya, Isis, Hourglass, and Maitreya mesh bodies. I enjoy having that versatility so I can choose if I want to leave the belt off, or wear the skirt with a different blouse for example. All you have to do to claim this is have that group tag active and give the gift a click :)


Next we have the TeleportHub group gift from Masoom, which is their Kezia Dress Silk hot pink. This vibrant colored mini dress has one bare arm and one long sleeve, with high neckline and metallic accents both front and back. The gift includes sizes for Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies, with a HUD offering 8 color choices for those metal studs. The stitching even gives the appearance of pockets on the back, great details!


I do appreciate animal print, so this gift from I.M.C. definitely caught my eye. It is a single piece with the appearance of separate top and wrapped skirt, and it comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. In a sad side note, this store will be closing in a couple of weeks, but they are having a "going out of business" sale 50% off all items until the 12th of December. I do suggest therefore both picking up your gift soon, and taking a look around for anything you may wish to purchase while you can. 


No matter what the weather is like in RL, we can each visit areas in SL that are any climate we prefer. With that in mind, I am looking forward to wearing this Rose Set from *It's Gau* somewhere warm, even if my real weather is getting chilly ;) Our gift starts with the fluttery tank top in fitmesh standard sizes along with Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, while the shorts come in a similar set of classic sizes S, M, L, plus mesh body versions for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP. The flat sandals are provided too, in sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and unrigged that can be adjusted to fit other mesh feet. I tend to dress fairly casually in my day to day SL adventures, so this gift is ideal for me, and hopefully for you too.


For my final look this evening, we head over to We Love Roleplay where you can find discounted items to spark your imagination and liven up your SL experience whether it includes roleplay or not :) This beautifully crafted outfit is the Entice - Aniron Outfit, with individual colors/styles in sizes for Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, Maitreya, and Maitreya Petite, for $260L each which is reduced from regular $325L. There are Celtic, Floral, Solids, and Stripes that each come in 8 individual colors, or you could pick up a fatpack of one of those categories with 2 bonus colors via HUD for $520L (discounted from $625L). But perhaps you are so drawn to this lovely look that you want all 4 fatpacks with 40 total colors? That is available for $1599L which is marked down from $1999L only at this event. As always, I suggest trying the demo first, so you can ensure that it fits your body correctly and provides the look you desire. A bonus of any of the fatpacks is the ability to change separate pieces of the outfit's colors, so the corset has buttons for main, trim, laces, and eyelets, while the shirt has the main and the trim. There is also a button to turn the shirt off/on, and one to turn the built in panties off/on. That's right, this beauty even has panties as part of its design! The red on the left above is one of the floral colors, and on the right is a combo of two colors from the Celtic HUD. 

It was a scaled down but enjoyable Thanksgiving here, with a tasty dinner of turkey and sides (bread stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, gravy) but most of all the company of my parents. I am thankful as always that they are in my life and doing well :) I have been trying my best to focus on the positive, and missing the rest of my family makes that challenging today but I know it will be better in the long run. Meanwhile I am going back to my parents' for leftovers tomorrow, LOL, another tradition that makes sense for a small family I suppose. It is my usual day to visit Friday anyway. I hope you are all having a wonderful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Outfit: [>Ma'De<] Elle Winter - Teleporthub GG $0L TeleportHub Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: [[ Masoom ]] Kezia Dress Silk hot pink $0L TeleportHub Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: I.M.C. Teleport Hub Gift $0L TeleportHub Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: *It's Gau* Rose Set $0L TeleportHub Group Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: Entice - Aniron Outfit - MEGA Fatpack $1599L We Love Roleplay

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

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Group Gifts Galore

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I have one more post filled with Black Friday Bazaar gifts, as there were still so many that I have been eager to share. They are all for the Evil Bunny Hunt group which is free to join, and are waiting for you inside black drawstring bags with a small framed photo of the gift next to it. The event is open until December 1st, so there are several days left to stop by and take advantage of the gifts and of course the 25-50% discounts on lots of quality merchandise. I grabbed some clothing demos and am ready to return soon to do some holiday shopping :)


First I slipped into the gift from The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. called FAB Tee. It comes in standard mesh sizes as well as eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizing. I got a kick out of the retro style image on the front, FAB with a heart on each side zooming in at us. I also took a moment to enjoy a sip of a warm beverage with my new ::AMF:: Tis The Season Coffee Mug gift from After Midnight Fashion. As you can see, it has a built in hold pose for the right hand but you can also rez it out, and there is a HUD provided with 12 seasonal textures to choose from. Right now I think I would fill mine with green tea and a swirl of honey, how about you?


As the weather gets more and more chilly, what could be more appropriate or tempting than a puffer jacket? This gift is the MOoH! Jade Jacket, and it is comprised of a black t-shirt layer attached to a quilted puffy coat that can be changed to your choice of 6 colors by clicking the included HUD. Our jacket comes in fitmesh standard sizes for classic avatars, plus eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. As with the prior gift shown, I paired it with the blue Delizio jeans from their marketplace fatpack gift, which has several colors in system/BOM layers along with appliers for Maitreya and Omega. 


Indigenous is offering this charming Egg Nogg Two Piece Dress as their group gift this round, and it has subtle nods to the season with the holly sprigs scattered about the top's pattern along with the golden stars. The top and skirt are each provided in Altamura, eBody Curvy, Belleza Venus, Legacy, Legacy Perky, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. My dad is a huge fan of eggnog, so now I am wondering if he picked some up for tomorrow :)


The gift from Crayon's Closet is sure to bring a smile to your face. It is their Green Onesie and yes, it does have a unicorn horn with candy cane striping atop the hood between the ears! There is also a mane back there, and a tail because of course a unicorn needs their tail. This magical creature comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. The pattern of evergreen trees also adds some Christmas flavor to this adorable look. 


My final look of the evening will have you ready to go dancing, especially at a holiday themed party! It is the Emerald Couture group gift called EC Holi Daz Outfit, and I am a fan of theirs in general so the pretty style here did not surprise me. The strapless dress has layers that remind me of a jester's cap, complete with bells on the points, and it is provided in standard mesh sizes plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine body sizing. The boots have an appearance of striped thigh high stockings built into high heeled pumps, and these come in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. I love that the bows on the top of the boots are made from the same fabric as one of the layers of the skirt, perfect matching! 

It was a busy day but a good one, as I finally got my hair cut and colored after a lapse of over a year. It feels so light and bouncy with those frazzled ends gone, and she wound up taking about 5 or 6 inches off which is probably a little more than I'd planned but she was initially thinking more like 8-10". I was initially leaning towards 3 or 4 inches, but healthier is better and my state sent out a text alert while I was at the salon about the number of cases rising dramatically and please stay at home when possible and wear masks, etc. So just in case I can't get back there for an extended time again, I am prepared. I am looking forward to a very simple Thanksgiving celebration with just my parents tomorrow, although I will miss spending time with the rest of my family. Safety first though, as we would have had 4 people there with major health issues and another over 70, plus two others in higher risk groups including myself. I may be an introvert, but I do love my family and want what's best for them ♥. This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things, one being that this stressful year is almost over, and another being grateful for each and every one of you who read this blog :) I hope you're all having a wonderful day/evening, Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating, and many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Black Friday Bazaar:

Photo 1:
Top: The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. FAB TEE $0L EBH Group Gift
Mug: After Midnight Fashion ::AMF:: Tis The Season Coffee Mug $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 2:
Top: MOoH! Jade Jacket $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: Indigenous - Egg Nogg Two Piece Dress $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: Crayon's Closet Green Onesie $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: Emerald Couture EC Holi Daz Outfit $0L EBH Group Gift

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

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

More Black Friday Bazaar Gifts

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are continuing to delve into the many gifts available at the Black Friday Bazaar 3. This event is brought to us by Evil Bunny Productions, so it is the Evil Bunny Hunt group (free to join) whose tag you will need to have active to claim all these treats. Just look for the black drawstring bags at nearly every display, next to a small framed photo of the gift, and give the back a click to receive its contents. There are some really impressive finds among the gifts, as well as among the many selections for sale that are discounted by 25-50% until the event closes on the 1st of December. 


My first look of the evening is our gift from Starlight Apparel called .{SA}. Roux Dress & Belt. Each piece comes in sizes for eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. It is nice to have them as separates so you can wear the dress without the belt if you prefer :) The teal color is a classic beauty, and I think it would go well with all sorts of jewelry and styles of shoes. 


Since Black Friday is traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season, it makes perfect sense to find some themed offerings among these gifts, like the one from Dragonmoon Designs seen here. This is their [DD] Christmas Fun, a flirty mini with slits both front and back that create short panels for the skirt. The pattern reminds me of Christmas sweaters, sometimes called ugly although I find them very endearing :) The gift includes Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP sizing. 


The gift from ATLANTIS DESIGN, Too Much Wine, gave me quite a chuckle :) The top reads "I'm on the naughty list because I wine too much" and the I in Wine is a wine bottle. I appreciate the play on words with wine/whine, and I know several people who would wear this in RL too. The tank top and PJ pants are each provided in fitmesh standard sizes plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine, with an additional size of eBody for the top. 


Next we go formal and seasonal with the Donni's Dollies gift, DD Marronda Gown-Rudi Purple. Its full flared skirt is hiding the platform sandals that come with it, in the same pretty purple as the solid top and background of the skirt's pattern. Did you notice the reindeer on the skirt have a red nose? It must be Rudolph, here with some holiday cheer and tiny pops of color. The gown comes in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, while the sandals fit Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink High feet.


My final look of the evening is an extra provocative one, thanks to the Prism Geisha Sheer Lingerie by Jezzixa RED. This set consists of the semi-transparent lingerie and matching solid black thong panties, each in a standard fitted version for classic avatars, along with sizing for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies. With all that skin revealed, it seemed like a good time to display a gift of body art. The tattoos are the gift from LOVE LACE DESIGNS called ::LL:: Sweet Tattoo {OMEGA}, and it is an Omega applier for the upper body. There are bows on each inner wrist, various sweet treats on each arm, and the word "Sweet" on the upper chest with a cupcake on one side and a wrapped piece of candy on the other. It is such fun to experiment with tattoos in SL, pain-free and easy to change on a whim. 

This morning I was pleasantly surprised to be able to make a hair cut/color appointment for tomorrow afternoon, since I expected a much longer wait with people wanting it done before Thanksgiving even if their time with family would be via video (facetime, zoom, etc.) but I got really lucky. I have to find a book to bring since I don't really want to touch magazines that others have touched, possibly coughed or sneezed on...I was already a bit of a germophobe before our current situation, although I did usually read their magazines and just wash my hands after. It is embarrassing to admit that I am a bit nervous, but at least you know I am not being careless. My hair loses its shape and its natural waves when too long, and I think I will feel a bit better about myself in general if my hair doesn't look so awful. My stylist is a very kind and friendly person, and I will get to see new pictures of her young grandkids who are simply adorable. Well I hope you are all having a beautiful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Black Friday Bazaar:

Photo 1:
Dress: Starlight Apparel .{SA}. Roux Dress & Belt $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Dragonmoon Designs [DD] Christmas Fun $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: ATLANTIS DESIGN Too Much Wine $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Donni's Dollies DD Marronda Gown-Rudi Purple $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 5:
Lingerie: Prism Geisha Sheer Lingerie by Jezzixa RED $0L EBH Group Gift
Tattoo: LOVE LACE DESIGNS ::LL:: Sweet Tattoo {OMEGA} $0L EBH Group Gift

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

What a Girl Wants

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I have more wonderful gifts to share from the Black Friday Bazaar 3 event. They are group gifts for the Evil Bunny Hunt group, so that is the tag you will need active to claim them by clicking the black drawstring bags next to small photos of the gifts at nearly every display. These designers are so thoughtful, offering customer appreciation gifts along with all the discounted sales items that are 25-50% off their regular price for the duration of the bazaar. You only have a little more than a week for this one, as it closes on the first of December, but if you stay in that group you will find out all about the various hunts and events that Evil Bunny Productions brings us :) They are the masterminds behind the Jerky Turkey Hunt for example, which I have shared many prizes from this month. My title is simply the song that came on the 90s station I am listening to while blogging, well I flip between that and 80s so either can wind up inspiring a title. It fits because we all need some retail therapy these days and to spoil ourselves with these terrific free gifts.


First we have the Blouse Gift from zOOm, a simply named treat with a mystical pattern that I adore. It comes in Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya sizes, and has flattering bare shoulders above the long sleeves and gathered bodice that is held in place with a delicate long bow. I wore it with jeans here (from Delizio, marketplace gift that appears on my blog quite often) but I would also enjoy wearing it with a flowing skirt for a Boho style too. There are no wrong answers when trying to decide how to wear it, really.


Our gift from JR Wolf Creations has a similar mood in a different styling. This is their Hallows T Shirt, and the name initially had me thinking of the Deathly Hallows from the Harry Potter series but then I tried it on and saw that it is not quite ;) The gift includes Alice, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Maitreya Petite, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine sizes. 


MELANGE!NC. has two gifts for us, so please be sure to click both bags to claim these. The first one I am displaying is their =Peek-A-Boo Dress=, which lives up to the name in two ways: the daring slit on the left leg, and the woman who is peeking between slats on the texture. This gift includes 5 classic sizes and 5 fitmesh sizes for classic avatars, as well as Belleza, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body versions. The style is very romantic, and the swash of animal print fabric on the top is a fun touch.


Have you ever wanted to dress as a neko? Here's your big chance to do so for free with the other MELANGE!NC. gift called =Pretty Kitty Bows=. It is a very full outfit with a bodysuit, denim shorts, and kitty stockings each in system/BOM layers and Omega appliers, plus bow heels in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink High sizing, along with the leather jacket in standard mesh sizes plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh body fits.  The ears with bows on each are also included, as are two versions of the tail (3 tiers and 4 tiers), all of which have animations built in so the ears twitch and the tails swish delightfully. If you are not feeling totally feline, you could always wear the outfit without the ears or tail, as with all outfits you are free to pick and choose the components you wear at any given time :)


My final look of the evening will help you get ready for the holiday that is only a month away. It is the Luxury Fashion gift called .:: L.F ::. Amora Outfit, and it has a distinct seasonal flavor that makes me think of Mrs. Claus flirting with the naughty list ;) The dress is provided in eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, while the boots come in most of them with the exception being eBody. I believe those bodies' feet are compatible with Slink sized shoes though, or you could always alpha out your feet and lower legs. The dress has fuzzy white trim and a built-in black satin belt with bow, and I smiled when I saw the snowflakes floating on the texture of the skirt.

I hope you are all having a lovely day/evening and nice start to your week, with many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Black Friday Bazaar:

Photo 1:
Top: zOOm - Blouse Gift $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 2:
Top: Hallows T Shirt (JR Wolf Creations) $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: MELANGE!NC. =Peek-A-Boo Dress= $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: MELANGE!NC. =Pretty Kitty Bows= $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: Luxury Fashion .:: L.F ::. Amora Outfit $0L EBH Group Gift

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

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

Monday, November 23, 2020

Black Friday Bazaar

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I would like to invite you to a special seasonal event, the Black Friday Bazaar 3 by Evil Bunny Productions. Black Friday refers to the day after American Thanksgiving, traditionally when the Christmas shopping season gets rolling so there are massive sales at most stores. This trend continued when online shopping became popular, and carries over into SL quite a bit as well. So what will you find at the Black Friday Bazaar? Plenty of exclusive offers at 25-50% off, lots of great ideas for your holiday gift giving, and customer appreciation gifts for you from nearly every participating designer. You will need the Evil Bunny Hunt group tag (free to join) active to claim these gifts, and those are what I will be showing you tonight. The event just opened and lasts until the 1st of December, and you can find the gifts inside black drawstring bags that have a framed photo of the gift next to each one. 


This lovely dress is the group gift from g-spot called Loli Dress. It is a fun strapless style with a bubble skirt and contrasting belt with bow. The gift includes sizes for Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya mesh bodies. I accessorized with another gift, the Black Bazaar Necklace from Jazabelle. The faceted heart shaped gemstone in the middle of the wings has a beautiful rainbow effect, so I made sure to share a closer view in the upper right corner. What do you plan on wearing it with?


My next outfit is the **GIULIADESIGN** gift called Follettina5. The dress has a built in belt and some intriguing cutouts with lots of little ties to hold things in place, and it and the thigh high boots are each included in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing. The colors are fun for the season or year round if you wish.


I felt so seductive in the +Uni Boutique+ Cobra Dress - Black Lace gift! It is an alluring strapless mini with slits on both sides, in sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. The bare neck seemed to call out for some adornment, so I added one of the many varieties found inside the [WitchCraft] Agate Necklace gift. There are a total of 8 unrigged necklaces in there, 4 gold and 4 silver, so a nice range of colors to match any mood or clothing. 


Grumble is actually the event organizer here, well their designer runs Evil Bunny Productions, so it is not a surprise to see that they are offering a treat for us too :) This is their Sleeveless Tee - AFK, and it is provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing. The hemline is intriguing, as it rises in the middle (both front and back) with points on each side. The "AFK" is emblazoned across paint splashes, and probably stands for Away From Keyboard. I am wearing it with my favorite Marketplace freebie, the jeans from Delizio which come in several colors as system/BOM layers plus appliers for Maitreya and Omega. This is the blue, but there is also a lighter blue and black along with several other options. 


The blue jeans from Delizio look fantastic with my final gift of the evening, which is the Madcatcreations Boho Fall Cardigan and Tank - FATPACK. The same black bag contains a gift for the guys too, so please pass that information on to anyone who might find it useful :) The sweater set here comes in Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, and each individual color is packed separately via HUD: dark mauve (above left), green (right), rust, black, blue, purple, red, violet, and yellow. That is certainly enough choices to enhance any cool weather wardrobe!

Hair note of the night: Truth Hair released their newest style, Serenity, and I have very little self control when it comes to their awesome styles so I rushed over and tried on the demo right there in the store. I was in good company too, LOL, as there were many others interested in the new offering. I picked up my usual Redhead pack, although if they do a Black Friday sale I may be tempted to get the blondes or another color pack.

I feel like this weekend was at least 3 full days long...time is being weird again for me. Living through strange times like this will have that affect I suppose. I watched some videos on how to cut my own hair, since it has been well over a year since my last salon visit, and realized that it is beyond my abilities. It is so long and frizzy though, and in desperate need of shaping, so I will most likely call Tuesday morning and see if I can get an appointment. The salon I go to is near a community for older adults (55+) where many of their clients live, so I trust them to take extra precautions these days. I am asking first of course when I call, to make sure I feel comfortable with their protocol. I've been going there for over 20 years now, a realization that just startled me but in a good way :) I hope you're all having a wonderful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Black Friday Bazaar:

Photo 1:
Dress: g-spot // Loli Dress $0L EBH Group Gift
Necklace: Jazabelle - Black Bazaar Necklace $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: **GIULIADESIGN**FOLLETTINA5 $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: +Uni Boutique+ Cobra Dress - Black Lace $0L EBH Group Gift
Necklace: [WitchCraft] Agate Necklace $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 4:
Top: Grumble-Sleeveless Tee-AFK $0L EBH Group Gift

Photo 5:
Top: Madcatcreations MCC - Woman - Boho Fall Cardigan and tank - FATPACK $0L EBH Group Gift

Pants Photos 4&5: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Blue) $0L Marketplace

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

Sunday, November 22, 2020

LYBRA Group Gifts

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are just visiting one store, LYBRA, since it is the weekend and I understand things can wind up fairly busy or crowded in SL. They have a free group with several great benefits, including gifts and the chance to win prizes from 3 lucky chairs. I have not had good timing yet to win any of those lucky chair goodies, but I certainly can show you some group gifts this evening :) The group gifts (for not just their own group but others too) are on the same wall as the lucky chairs, so all are easy to find and click to claim. I really do appreciate when stores reward their customers with gifts for visiting and exploring their shops, and I do remember them when I am deciding where to spend my lindens. 


First we see their LYBRA. Polly Group Gift, a flirty mini dress with slender spaghetti straps. It is provided in Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya sizes, with a HUD that offers 7 colors each for the top and skirt plus 4 metals for the hoops on the straps. The skirt textures all have petite polka dots, while the tops are solid colors to match or coordinate to suit your tastes. 


Our LYBRA. Lara Gift is another beautiful mini, this one being a snug halter style with V neckline. It comes in sizes for Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya mesh bodies, and includes a HUD to let you choose from 10 textures and 4 metals for the zipper in the back. Each texture has a solid top that complements the floral pattern of the skirt, and you know I love my florals for year-round wear. 


This next outfit might look familiar if you visited SL17B (Second Life's 17th Birthday event) or caught a glimpse of my blog at the time. If you missed out on the free gift there, now is a perfect time to claim these as group gifts instead! They are the LYBRA SL17B Top (sizes: Alice, eBody, Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Legacy, Legacy Perky, Maitreya) and SL17B Skirt (sizes: Alice, eBody, Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Maitreya). Each one comes with 2 HUDs, one with 3 solid colors and the other with 3 prints to pick from as your textures. The skirt has the panties as a separate piece in the same sizing, so you can wear them together or leave the panties off if you are feeling adventurous ;) The skirt does dip rather low in the rear, and has a delightful ruffle that mimics the flared hem of the top. 


The SL17B Skirt pairs well with just about anything, as I demonstrated here by wearing it with two more group gifts. The top on the left is the LYBRA Cora Update Group gift, in sizes for Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya bodies. On the right you can see Dora, with a rhyming name to Dora but a corset style instead. The pastel colors of each are so pretty, and made choosing the black skirt color for both a cinch.


For my final look this evening, I changed gears from that brief mini skirt to a full length maxi dress :) This is the LYBRA. Mona Stripes gift, a strapless treat with intricate stripes on a mermaid style skirt. The gift includes sizes for eBody, Freya, Legacy, Legacy Perky, Maitreya, Maitreya Petite, Hourglass, Physique, and Tonic bodies. There is also a different gift called Mona Black which has a solid colored skirt with a black and white striped bodice if you prefer, same flattering style. 

I ♥ Saturdays :) It was a sunny day out and the trip to the farmers market was a good one. My main focus for the next couple of days in RL will be getting things organized for a facetime or zoom call with my 2 cousins for Thanksgiving since I won't be seeing them in person and really want to catch up with them. Last year one of them had eloped and the previous year the older brother eloped, so maybe there will be different exciting news from either. Even if there is nothing new going on, it will be reassuring to chat with them. In SL my plans are less clear, as I have not decided on my next few posts yet. That means it will be a surprise, not just for you but for myself as well ;) I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from LYBRA:

Photo 1:
Dress: LYBRA. POLLY GROUP GIFT $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: LYBRA. LARA ~ GIFT $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Top: LYBRA. SLB17 TOP $0L Group Gift
Skirt: LYBRA. SLB17 SKIRT SET $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Top Left: LYBRA. CORA ~ UPDATE GROUP $0L Group Gift
Top Right: LYBRA. DORA ~ UPDATE GROUP $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: LYBRA. MONA STRIPES $0L Group Gift

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

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Celebrating Belle Epoque

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I have more birthday gifts from the Belle Epoque celebration, so if you haven't found all the free cakes yet this may inspire you. Their 5th birthday party has treats for everyone who visits with no group tag required, just find the small round cakes with pink trim and a pretty pink rose on top. Most can be purchased for $0L, while one or two just needed to be touched to distribute their reward for locating them. There are 10 from Belle Epoque themselves, and over a dozen other designers also joined the party with gifts for us to enjoy. We have until the end of the month to claim all these generous gifts. 


This versatile outfit is the prize from UNA. called Lana Pink. All the pieces are sized for the Maitreya mesh body, and those include black and white tops each in versions to wear with or without the skirt, plus the skirt itself has versions to wear alone or with one of the tops. I paired it with the Wednesday[+] Happy Birthday Belle Epoque choker, which is unrigged and has a ring closure with a trio of black crystals. The band is a perfect match for the slender belt attached to our skirt, so they seemed like a natural pairing. 


One of the many prizes from Belle Epoque can be seen in my next look, their daring Monique GIFT. Its front and back panels are held together by a wide satin hip sash, and like all their hunt gifts it is provided in Legacy and Maitreya sizing. 


This tempting look is the Belle Epoque - Megan - GIFT, and includes the dress and panties (completely strapless so more like a C string) in Maitreya and Legacy sizes for each. The regal purple color is beautiful, and I love the asymmetrical hem with daring slit in the front. That slit certainly explains the need for the panties ;) 


This striking dress is the Belle Epoque - Ella - GIFT. The red and green plaid made me think of Christmas, but also tartan, so I will especially want to wear it next month but not exclusively. The sides look like they either have buttons or snaps, mostly open but just the right ones holding things in place. 


My final look of the evening combines two prizes with a great result. The outfit is the Jun Grey & Purple from Luas, with a slim bandeau top and slit mini skirt each in sizes for Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, Legacy Perky, and Maitreya mesh bodies, along with a matching ribbon choker. It seems like the ideal frame for our gift from Stardust called Victoria - Black & Red Tattoo. This intricate body art is provided in system/BOM layers and appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, and Slink, each in 50%, 75%, and 100% opacity (100% shown) so you can choose the intensity to give the ink a fresher look or a more faded, less recent appearance. It's all up to you. I like the way the outfit and tattoo each have pops of bright color with mostly their neutral shade, making them very eye-catching.

I enjoyed dinner with my parents, and am eager to visit the farmers market in the morning to see some terrific people and purchase lots of tasty food. Eventually they will probably have to revert to curbside pickup only, since our area's cases are on the rise, but for now I am still just being careful and enjoying the market as safely as possible. I hope you all have something interesting planned for this weekend, enjoy and many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Outfit: UNA. Lana Pink $0L Birthday Hunt Gift
Choker: Wednesday[+] Happy Birthday Belle Epoque $0L Birthday Hunt Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Belle Epoque - Monique - GIFT $0L Birthday Hunt Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: Belle Epoque - Megan - GIFT $0L Birthday Hunt Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Belle Epoque - Ella - GIFT $0L Birthday Hunt Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: Luas Jun Grey & Purple $0L Birthday Hunt Gift
Tattoo: Stardust - Victoria - Black & Red Tattoo $0L Birthday Hunt Gift

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