Thursday, December 31, 2020

Shop and Hop is Jubilant

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are visiting the Jubilant sim/region of the Shop and Hop winter shopping event, one of 9 dedicated to the final event of 2020 or the first of 2021, depending on your point of view ;) It started in 2020 but ends on January 3rd, so it will help us bring in the new year with style. There are discounted offers for sale, and of course most of the designers are offering holiday gifts for all visitors. I always enjoy visiting this locale, as all the rounds of Shop and Hop bring something new and exciting.


First up, we have the Kastle Rock Couture gift called :KR: I'm So Gifted Party Dress. Its single shoulder has a large red bow atop it, looking dramatic against the black mini dress. The gift includes sizes for eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. 


Next we take a look at the lovely Adita Dress Fatpack from Luas, a very generous gift indeed :) The dress is provided in Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, Legacy Perky, Maitreya, and Maitreya Petite sizing, with a 10 color HUD for the main material of the dress. The furry trim always stays white, and the holly remains as you see on the left with red berries and glossy green foliage. 


This daring look is the Kaithleen's Syd Bodysuit - Poudre, a strapless skintight outfit with deep V neckline and lace panels down each side. It comes in sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Legacy, and Legacy Perky bodies, with a HUD to choose from 20 colors for the lace or turn it on and off. I thought the plunging neckline would be a great frame for some jewelry, so I added the Lapointe and Bastchild gift of L&B FREE Locke Heart Necklace. This has a resize script built in so you can adjust as needed, and as you can see from the inset there are 2 strands that each have a locket on them with different shapes. So pretty!


Another must-visit display is that of Neve, as they are offering a fun scarf for the current event's gift as well as a gift called "neve's gifts of holiday's past bundle" with an impressively generous array of treats inside. One of those is this sweet Iza Rainbow 2017 gift, a fluttery slip dress with spaghetti straps that cross in the back, and lacing on each side beneath the arm opening. The dress comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Maitreya, and Hourglass bodies. 


For my final look of the evening, I randomly chose another treat from their gifts of holidays past, this being called Holiday 2017 and more proof that neve's looks are timeless. This is a single piece that consists of sweater, tank top, belt, and skirt, in standard mesh sizes as well as Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique versions. The HUD provided has 4 buttons at the top to change the entire look at once, then individual colors for various parts - 4 for the sweater plus on/off, 6 for the top, 6 for the skirt plus on/off, and 6 for the belt plus on/off options. There is plenty of versatility here, and I really enjoy the color choices too. 

2020 is almost over, and mine seems to be ending in a very topsy-turvy way. Thanks to twitter and following a local sports team, I found out that my ex-husband (who worked indirectly for said team, did podcasts and some announcing etc.) passed away, age 55. I am genuinely in shock, even though we hadn't spoken in 20 years and things were messy when we split up. The team tweeted about him, and other teams in the same league posted little tributes to him as well. I never wished any harm on him, as we both moved on long ago and it would be painfully petty of me to do so. I don't fully know how to feel, and I have no idea if he was ill for a while or if it was sudden, maybe even pandemic-related. He leaves behind a wife and two stepchildren, and I am truly sorry for their loss. I do not wish for any sympathy since I am not the one who deserves it, just explaining my state of mind and how 2020 is proving to be a dumpster fire to the very end. I hope you are all having a better day/evening than I am, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Gifts from Shop & Hop - Jubilant Sim:

Photo 1:
Dress: Kastle Rock :KR: I'm So Gifted Party Dress $0L Shop&Hop Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Luas Adita Dress Fatpack $0L Shop&Hop Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: Kaithleen's Syd Bodysuit - Poudre $0L Shop&Hop Gift
Necklace: L&B FREE Locke Heart Necklace $0L Shop&Hop Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: neve gift - iza rainbow 2017 $0L Shop&Hop Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: neve gift - holiday 2016 $0L Shop&Hop Gift

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

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Halcyon Shop and Hop

 Hiya everyone! Tonight's post features gifts found at the Shop & Hop Winter shopping event, all on the Halcyon sim. That is just one of nine festively decorated sims (I believe Linden Labs prefers the term region to sim, but I admit I slip up a lot because I've been calling them sims for well over a decade) with a terrific collection of designers offering special discounted selections and gifts for all visitors. The event hops away on the 3rd of January, so be sure to stop by before then and enjoy. 


My first look tonight starts with the UNA Carol Winter Version top, which is created for the Maitreya mesh body. It has extra long sleeves that hide our hands, and the appearance of a reindeer sweater layered above a seasonal patterned blouse. I am wearing my favorite marketplace gift with them, the white pair from the fatpack of Delizio jeans that appear here quite often. Another fun addition is my earrings, which are from the Eclipse Art Studio gift called .:EA:.Studio Rock SnowMan. There are pairs in silver and gold each of the black, classic, and white varieties. In the inset you can see a closer view of the white snowmen in silver, with studded belt and skull-adorned scarf for those rock touches. 


Another shirt that made me smile is the gift from Eclectic Stars, their Anya - Invading Christmas. The tree on the front is made of characters from a very familiar old video game, who may have invaded your space in an arcade once upon a time ;) It comes in standard mesh sizes along with versions for eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. 


I also found a wonderful gift at the Entice display, called Blackbird Outfit - Green. This top and skirt are each included in Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya sizes. I enjoy the slightly asymmetrical neckline that leads to bare shoulders above the 3/4 length sleeves, and the knit texture makes this a great choice for winter. 


Maybe some plaid will make your new year wishes come true, then please claim the gift from Faida called December. It is a strapless mini with matching ruffle at its hem, in sizes for Legacy, Maitreya, Maitreya Flat Chested, Maitreya Petite, Hourglass Petite, Tonic Fine, and Tonic Fine Mini bodies. It will be flattering on any and all of them, and I think it will go well with whatever accessories you might be in the mood to add. 


My final look of the evening is a formal one with a flirty twist. The .:FlowerDreams:.Seda dress gift starts with a wrap in fitmesh standard sizes plus Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions. It continues with pants in system/BOM layers as well as Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink appliers, then there are flexi skirts for left, right, and the train in the back. At first I was looking for a top, then I realized the wrap is designed to cover the necessary parts and not much more ;) There is the flirty twist I mentioned, as it has bare shoulders and midriff yet maintains an air of elegance. The fiery red skirt really flutters when we move, too, so walking or dancing will be a visual treat.

At this point, I am just so eager for a new year and to put this one behind us...I have no RL plans until Friday, so I am focusing on finding any positive things I can and spending time online with people I cannot see in person yet. I hope you are all having a peaceful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Gifts from Shop & Hop - Halcyon Sim:

Photo 1:
Top: UNA CAROL WINTER VERSION $0L Shop & Hop Gift
Earrings: Eclipse Art Studio .:EA:.Studio Rock SnowMan $0L Shop & Hop Gift

Photo 2:
Top: Eclectic Stars- Anya- Invading Christmas $0L Shop & Hop Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: Entice - Blackbird Outfit - Green $0L Shop & Hop Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Faida - December $0L Shop & Hop Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: .:FlowerDreams:.Seda dress (gift) $0L Shop & Hop Gift

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

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

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Shop and Hop - Frosted

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we swing by the Shop & Hop winter shopping event, which consists of 9 full sims loaded with holiday offers from an impressive array of SL designers on beautifully decorated regions. Most of them are offering free gifts with no group tag needed to claim them, and those are what I will be showing you this evening :) All of tonight's looks are from the Frosted sim, as I found it easier to keep each sim separate to narrow down where in this huge celebration you can expect to find each designer. The festivities last until the 3rd of January, so you have several days left to visit and enjoy.


My first look is one of the gifts from AlaFolie, this one being their CHRISTINE outfit in a seasonal theme. It consists of the top (pull), skirt (jupe), and pompons (attachment on the neckline) each in sizes for Maitreya, Maitreya Petite, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Ruth. There is also a HUD with 6 textures each for top and skirt and 7 for the pompons. The sweater choices are various winter or Christmas designs, with solid colors for the other components. I love being able to mix and match like this :)


Another gift from AlaFolie is this striking ROSE dress, a shiny red strapless dress trimmed in ivory lace and roses. It is provided in Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Ruth sizes, with an unrigged rose pin that you can adjust to sit correctly on your neckline. The crimson color makes me think of Valentine's Day too, possibly influenced by the roses, although I would happily wear this any day of the year.


You know how much I enjoy pairing multiple gifts, so I have done so here and will start from the top :) That would be the "Not a morning person" sweater from Astralia Clothing, which reads "I'm only a morning person on Christmas" beneath trees and a reindeer. The cold shoulder style has long white bows for extra fun, and the gift includes sizing for Freya, Legacy, and Maitreya bodies. As for the fantastic leggings I am wearing, those are the {ViSion} gift of Ivory Leggings - FATPACK. They come in Freya, Isis, Legacy, and Maitreya sizes, with a whopping 30 color choice via HUD. I thought the green picked up the trees nicely from the top's design, and then on the right I just chose a random color so we have a pretty pale pink. They are so versatile in both style and color range, so it is an instant wardrobe staple for me.


Another duo of gifts came together for my final look of the evening. The top is from Sweet Kajira and is called * SK * Shirt Xmas 2020 SL Shop & Hop, provided in sizes for Legacy, Legacy Perky, Maitreya, and Maitreya Petite sizes. There is also a HUD for 5 background colors, all of which have the "Gift collector working" text on the front of the shirt. My flirty little skirt is the {le fil casse} Denise Skirt Xmas Edition gift, a frilly micro mini that shows off a touch of bum cheek from certain angles. The colors are fun for the holiday season, and there are sizes for Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya bodies provided. 

I am still listening to Christmas music, but will probably stop soon after the new year arrives. I didn't start until after Thanksgiving, but that means it has now been over a month so I think that is a decent celebration. There are plenty more Shop & Hop treats that I will be showing you in the next couple of posts, and then before we know it, it will be a new month and new year :) This one has certainly been unforgettable but for all the wrong reasons. I hope you're all having a wonderful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Gifts from Shop & Hop - Frosted Sim:

Photo 1:
Outfit: AlaFolie - CHRISTINE gift $0L Shop&Hop Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: AlaFolie - ROSE $0L Shop&Hop Gift

Photo 3:
Top: Astralia Clothing - "Not a morning person" sweater $0L Shop&Hop Gift
Pants: {ViSion} // Ivory Leggings - FATPACK - GIFT $0L Shop&Hop Gift

Photo 4:
Top: Sweet Kajira * SK * Shirt Xmas 2020 SL Shop & Hop $0L Shop&Hop Gift
Skirt: {le fil casse} Denise Skirt Xmas Edition $0L Shop&Hop Gift

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

Monday, December 28, 2020

Grumpy Santa Hunt

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I am wrapping up the December hunt season with prizes from the Grumpy Santa Hunt, a $1L search for lumps of coal that contain all sorts of wonderful gifts that Santa would be giving us if he were in a good mood ;) I know it is a bit late in the month to be showing you things that you can only obtain until the 31st, and I do apologize for that but I also have confidence that if you read this soon enough, you can find these in time by using the hints on the website. There were so many tempting preview images that I just wound up choosing 5 stops randomly, and many of the designers will be familiar to you if you visit the Evil Bunny events or check out their other hunts. I know their events and hunts appear here on my blog frequently, and I am not even affiliated with them but merely a fan. Then again, if you've read my blog before, you may have already noticed that. Who can blame me?


First we have the Jolly Fun Outfit from Indigenous, which is one piece with the appearance of two with playful suspenders hanging down from the waist of the cropped pants. The prize includes sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies. 


Prism has a lump of coal hiding for us too, which holds their Ellie Mini Dress & HUD by Jezzixa Cazalet. This strapless mini has a wedge cutout on the left midriff, and a pretty gold design on all of the choices that the 6-color HUD provides. The dress itself comes in Small and Large sizing for classic avatars, along with eBody Classic, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizes. 


I adore the prize from ZFG called LEAH SNOW, a long sleeved tee with deep V neckline and pretty white snowflakes on a pale blue backdrop. It comes in Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine sizes, with a 4 texture HUD. The HUD lets you choose from 3 different penguins (various clothing) or as I am wearing on the right, just the snowflakes with no penguins at all. In general I am a big fan of penguins and would mostly choose one of the three, but I'm sure just for the sake of variety I will wear it penguinless (?) sometimes too. The white jeans I teamed it with are from Delizio and one of several colors in their free fatpack on the marketplace, all of which are in system/BOM layers plus appliers for Omega and Maitreya.


Our prize from Starlight Apparel is their cozy Ember Sweater Dress in Blue, with just a hint of an opening at the neckline that is laced loosely in place beneath the neckband. It is short enough that I could also see layering some jeans or leggings beneath since it is chilly in some SL locations :) This treat includes Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizing. 


My final look of the evening is a perfect option for snuggling at home in front of a fireplace. It is the Sassy Brats prize, their *SB* Winter Wonderland Purple Night Shirt, with built in panties that peek through the unbuttoned long shirt decorated with snowpeople. It comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies, in my favorite color of purple. 

I hope you are all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from Grumpy Santa Hunt:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Indigenous - Jolly Fun Outfit $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: Prism Ellie Mini Dress & HUD by Jezzixa Cazalet $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Top: ZFG LEAH SNOW $1L Hunt Prize
Pants: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in White) $0L Marketplace

Photo 4:
Dress: Starlight Apparel - Ember Sweater Dress - Blue $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Outfit: Sassy Brats *SB* Winter Wonderland Purple Night Shirt $1L Hunt Prize

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH Soiree - 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)

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Dancing In The Snow

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I have some hunt prizes to share from the Dreaming Of A White Christmas Hunt, which is a $1L gridwide hunt in which we are searching for sparkly snowflakes which have a blue tint to them. The website will help you with hints and the landmarks for each stop, with many preview images so you know what you can find inside. This hunt is one of those who offers the chance to purchase each prize for $25L if you do not wish to hunt for the $1L hidden snowflake, in which case you can buy the same prize from the $25L hunt object near the hunt sign. There is also a hunt object on the sign that can be clicked for the hint (in local chat) so you will see a sample and know precisely what to look for in your hunting. This hunt does end on the 31st so time is of the essence. Since we are past Christmas but still in early winter, I chose to share prizes that are wintry rather than specific to the holiday. 


My first look is from the snowflake at Georg Bellic Design, which contains both a male and a female gift for all who find it. This is their Kalina Winter Bodysuit and Skirt, each included in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing. There is also a HUD with 4 color choices for each piece, so you can mix and match if you wish. When the bodysuit and skirt are the same color, it does have the appearance of a single piece like a dress, and they really fit together well. All the color choices (including the white not shown) are dusted with detailed flakes that have a wide range of designs to reflect the unique beauty of nature's icy artwork. 


Grumble also has a flaky gift waiting for us, their Winter Love Dress - Red which is a flirty mini with laced up back and a hint of bum cleavage. It comes in sizes for Altamura, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Legacy Perky, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. Of all the terrific details to this dress, somehow the one that made me smile the most was the two hearts on the front among all the snowflakes. 


This lively romper is the prize from Hopes Creations, called [HC] Peyton White Xmas Playsuit. It has been created for Alice, eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Legacy Perky, Maitreya, Maitreya Petite, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies, with a HUD to turn the sleeve off or on. On the right I turned it off, and on the left I am enjoying the asymmetrical styling of the single sleeve and peaked neckline. 


The Sissy Bar has an elegant gown waiting in their snowflake for us, named (TCB) White Christmas Gown. It is simple at first glance because of the single white color, yet the details really pop out once you take a better look at the embossed texture and styling from behind. The prize includes a standard M and fitmesh M for classic avatars, as well as sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. 


My final look of the evening is a beautiful sweater from Applique` Chic, their AC: Snowflake Ribbons Sweater hunt prize. It is provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous body sizes, with a 5 color HUD so you can change the look with a simple click. I love the ribbon lacing down the entire left side, with a fun opening starting just above the waist! I paired it with the white Delizio jeans from the several choices in their marketplace freebie fatpack, which are all included in system/BOM layers plus Maitreya and Omega appliers. They come in handy and appear here on my blog quite frequently. 

Quick hair note of the night: speaking of things that appear on my blog frequently, there is a new VIP group gift for Truth Hair :) This is their gorgeous updo called Soiree, and the lights twinkling around my curls are a separate attachment so you can wear the hair with or without. Each color HUD has a stylist tab so you can choose with or without wisps and side tendrils, and VIP gifts always include the full fatpack of colors that Truth creates. The lights make it festive, but without those it is a very pretty cascade of curls that I will happily wear quite a bit, I'm sure.

Well, I enjoyed my day off from posting, yet I was eager and excited to be back tonight :) It was certainly an unusual holiday during a wild year, but it seemed like a good time to reminisce and be grateful that my family was apart because of caution and not because any of us are ill. There are plenty of reasons to be sad or angry, but I am making an effort to choose positivity wherever I can find it. Someday we will be telling younger relatives about the pandemic we survived and how the world had to suddenly change, but we did it for their futures as well as our own. I hope you're all having a fantastic weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Georg Bellic Design ~GBD~ DOAWC HUNT FEMALE $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: Grumble-Winter Love Dress-Red $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Outfit: Hopes Creations [HC] Peyton White Xmas Playsuit $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: The Sissy Bar (TSB) White Christmas Gown $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Top: Applique` Chic AC: Snowflake Ribbons Sweaters $1L Hunt Prize
Pants: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in White) $0L Marketplace

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: TRUTH Soiree - 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)

Friday, December 25, 2020

The Naughty List

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I am hoping to earn a place on your nice list by inviting you to The Naughty List event. There you can find top quality offers at nice prices from many great designers, and $10L treats at each display in bags with an image of the contents on each. There is also a lovely Christmas tree where my link brings you, and if you are in the Evil Bunny Hunt group (free to join) you can claim all the gifts under that tree for free. Those are what I would like to share tonight, so anyone regardless of budget can enjoy some brand new goodies for the holiday and beyond :) Of course I still encourage shopping the displays, but that should not be a surprise. I hope you find something to brighten your holidays!


First I paired two gifts, clothing with a tattoo. The dresses are the Poinsettia Explosion Dresses from Indigenous, a duo of blue and green versions with a shattered stained glass type pattern. They are each included in Altamura, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP sizing. As for the intricate tattoo, it is our group gift from Max Magic called ::MM:: Cat Love to the Moon tattoo. The geometric cats on each shoulder reminded me of the texture of the dress, and there are a lot of fun details to the artwork on both arms. The gift consists of a system/BOM layer and an Omega applier, so there is compatibility for most mesh bodies and all classic avatars. 


Our gift from Illustrious is a flirty dress in several colors, their Crossbones Fatpack. Each version (Green, Pink, Purple, Teal, Yellow, and Black) is packed separately in sizes for eBody Classic, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. The dresses are designed to be more like a tiny skirt and corset that are linked by bold rings both front and back, creating some tantalizing views. 


I also found a gift from MadCatCreations beneath the tree, and this is two separates that combine wonderfully to create a seasonal outfit. The top is the MCC - woman - Snow Tree Crop Sweater, an eye-catching look with traditional holiday knit pattern in sizes for Altamura, Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. There is also a HUD with 10 colors to choose from. The pants are called MCC - woman - Deep Snow Jeans w/HUD, and these come in the same sizing as the sweater with a similar 10 color HUD. I like the way the legs look tie dyed in bleach to lighten the denim, just in those bands on the calves. 


Those MCC jeans also look very cute with the gift from BLONDEQUEEN, their pair of Christmas Pastel Tops in blue and pink. They both come in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, with snowflakes on the blue version and reindeer silhouettes on the pink. Lots of intricate straps add visual interest to this style, and I am enamored with both prints. 


My final look of the night is a dazzling outfit from Donni's Dollies, whose gift is their DD Cleopatra Dress & Shoes Rainbow Leopard. The mini dress is included in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, with matching shoes in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink High fits. I never knew just how much I needed rainbow leopard print in my SL wardrobe until I saw this terrific gift!

May I put Mother Nature on the naughty list?? I may have mentioned that we had a storm coming through my area on Christmas eve night, well sadly it arrived with heavy winds that knocked my power out for a few hours. I had barely started writing the blog post, but I told myself (and Xan) that if the power came back before I had to go to bed from exhaustion I would finish and post the blog :) So here we are, much later than usual thanks to 4 hours of no electricity, but I am feeling a sense of accomplishment just for pulling this together and getting it ready to share with all of you. This has been a very 2020 type of Christmas I guess, LOL, with all the stress, but I am smiling after all :) Whew! I will not be blogging tomorrow evening, but will gladly be back the following night after a quick day off. I hope that all of you who celebrate have a very Merry Christmas, and those who do not get to look forward to the final weekend of the year which means a new fresh start is just around the corner. Many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from The Naughty List 5:

Photo 1:
Dress: Indigenous - Poinsettia Explosion Dresses $0L TNL Group Gift
Tattoo: Max Magic ::MM:: Cat Love to the Moon tattoo $0L TNL Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Illustrious- Crossbones Fatpack $0L TNL Group Gift

Photo 3:
Top: MadCatCreations MCC - woman - Snow Trees Crop Sweater $0L TNL Group Gift
Pants: MCC - woman - Deep Snow Jeans w/HUD $0L TNL Group Gift

Photo 4:
Top: BLONDEQUEEN BQ ::Christmas Pastel Top:: Pink & Blue $0L TNL Group Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: Donni's Dollies DD Cleopatra Dress & Shoes Rainbow Leopard $0L TNL Group Gift

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: Magika - December
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, December 24, 2020

We Need a Little Christmas

 Hiya everyone! Tonight's post has several treats from the Peace On Earth 13 Hunt that we can find inside hidden globes by following the hints on the website. Several stores had to drop out of the hunt (probably because 2020 has been a dumpster fire) especially towards the end of the hunt path, so please keep an eye on the list of stores on their site where the hints are located. Some of the globes are correctly updated but a few are not quite yet. There are a lot of prizes for men as well as women, and some home decor gifts among the clothing and accessories, so it is a fun adventure for everyone. 


ART & FASHION is our first stop of the evening, where I located their globe and claimed this lovely Moon Passion Long Dress. It comes in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, with a bold slit all the way up to the top of the left thigh and a halter style top with band that resembles a choker. The delicate stripes are a nice backdrop for the outline of the moon on the front, with a couple embracing for a romantic touch.


Good Vibes has a terrific seasonal prize for us called Festive Green Christmas Wishes. Its dress is provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies, while the matching studded boots are unrigged and can be worn easily by hiding (via the HUD for your body) the feet built into your mesh body as I did with my Maitreya here. I feel like an emerald Mrs. Claus ready to celebrate with the elves and magic reindeer!


I always enjoy visiting The Bold Llama Co. and checking out their comfy tank tops, so it is a real treat to be claiming this free SNOWMAN IN BLUE Tee by finding their globe. It comes in standard mesh sizes as well as eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine versions. I am wearing it with the white jeans from my favorite Marketplace freebie from Delizio, which includes several colors in system/BOM layers plus appliers for Maitreya and Omega.


I love having casual outfits for each season, and the prize from [Ari-Pari] will have us looking chic and put together while enjoying winter. It is their Winter Knit Outfit - POE13, and the top and pants each come in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing. There is also a HUD included, with 8 choices for each which are snowflake patterned textures for the top, matching solid colors for our pants. I am ready for all sorts of activities like hunting, shopping, fishing, or just exploring a random sim with Xan. 


Please don't leave [Ari-Pari] just yet, as we are also taking a look at one of their Advent calendar gifts :) This Winter Fox & Hare Outfit is actually from day 21, but if you are in their free group you can claim all of them until January 1st. There are some really impressive goodies there, and all you need to do is have the group tag active and click the day then "deliver" from the blue menu that appears. The 21st gift seen above includes V neck top and leggings, each in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, plus a HUD to choose from 10 colors for each. The pattern on the pants is adorable, and looks great on all the various shades that coordinate perfectly with the solid colors for the top. 

Time always seems to fly near the holidays, and this year somehow is not an exception. I can't believe it is almost Christmas Eve, and I have just managed to convince someone to answer me about a video call so now I know that I will be taking the 25th off from blogging. I will be here tomorrow evening after all :) As for tonight, I wish you a wonderful day/evening and send festive magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from Peace On Earth 13:

Photo 1:
Dress: ART & FASHION - MOON PASSION LONG DRESS $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Outfit: Good Vibes - Festive Green Christmas Wishes $0L Hunt Prize

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

Photo 4:
Outfit: [Ari-Pari] Winter Knit Outfit - POE13 $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Outfit: [Ari-Pari] Winter Fox & Hare Outfit - ADVGIFT $0L Advent Gift

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: Magika - December
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, December 23, 2020

Peace On Earth

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I have more Peace On Earth 13 Hunt prizes to share, all of which are free and hiding inside globes of the earth at participating stores. The website can help you with hints for locating each globe, and letting you know which stops have to be skipped with the correct next landmark. Most of the globes have the updated info, but if you are already on the site getting the hints it's easy to confirm that your next stop is ready :) The fact that this is the thirteenth round of this particular hunt makes me very happy, as it is reassuring that we can rely on events to stay popular and enjoyable. 


This beautiful look is the prize from NUTS Inc called Clara Gown, but as you can see it consists of much more than 'just' a gown. The store has the brilliant idea of a delivery HUD that lets you choose only the brands you need, and you can hang onto the HUD to obtain the other sizes if you add to your mesh body stash. The gown itself comes in classic, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Legacy, Maitreya (Lara), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), and Tonic (Curvy, Fine) sizing, and clicking each logo on the HUD delivers a folder with applicable sizes plus the stole in 5 standard sizes, shoes, and the flexi skirt with built in resize script that I am wearing on the left. This is such a versatile outfit with options galore!


After a night out on the town in that previous outfit, coming home to unwind in this gift sounds just right :) This is the ST - Alpaca Christmas Fun PJ's for her and him from Simple Terms, so finding just one globe will earn you the top and bottom in a Maitreya size for the ladies, with a Signature sized pair of the bottoms for the fellows. The alpacas on the print look very happy amongst the fir trees, with twinkling stars scattered in the background for added fun.


AlaFolie has created a prize for us that looks delicious, which is an amusing way to describe an outfit :) Their globe contains the CLEMENTINE dress and accessories, with the dress and "paillettes" layer as well as the shoes each in Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine sizes. The paillettes layer is the colorful sprinkles, so you can wear the dress with or without those. It also includes the hat which is unrigged and can be adjusted, and a "cornet de glace choco" which looks like a tasty chocolate ice cream cone in my right hand. It does not have a hold pose built in, and apparently I do not have any appropriate poses but I tried my best. If someone invites you to a party and asks you to bring dessert, I wonder what they will say if you show up in this?


Back to a comfy cozy look, we have the Onesie Women from Always Design. This pajama outfit is provided in fitmesh standard sizes plus Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions, with a HUD with 10 texture options. You can choose from 5 different striped colors, and with or without the "♥ Always Kiss Me Goodnight ♥" text on the back. As a mushy romantic at heart, I am probably going to choose the sweet wording every time but in different colors just to shake things up. 


My final look of the evening reminds me of a Disney princess, although I am not familiar enough to know which one...maybe Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella? At any rate it is the gorgeous ~MystRie~ Winter Gown & Headpiece, from one of two globes hiding inside their store (the other is for the men). The gown comes in a fitmesh M size for classic avatars, along with Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine body sizing. The headpiece is unrigged so you can adjust it to suit your head and hair. I probably left it a bit too large for my head, but I am hoping that it lets you see the details a little better. 

Today turned out to be a computer maintenance day, as I was smelling a strange burning or heat smell coming from it. My housemate kindly cleaned it out and checked the fans, which tend to be a problem somehow, and the odor is gone so I would say it was effective. Things otherwise are fine, and I keep learning about new events to visit with possible gifts to share so I have been busy in SL. That is always promising for the blog posts :) I hope you are all having a wonderful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from Peace On Earth 13:

Photo 1:
Dress: NUTS Inc - Clara Gown $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Outfit: Simple Terms ST - Alpaca Christmas Fun PJ's for her and him $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Outfit: AlaFolie - CLEMENTINE $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Outfit: Always Design *Onesie WoMen $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Dress: ~MystRie~ Winter Princess Gown & Headpiece $0L Hunt Prize 

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: Magika - December
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, December 22, 2020

Peaceful Easy Feeling

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are continuing along the Peace On Earth Hunt 13 path, finding more globes of the earth and claiming lots of generous free prizes. I have been enjoying this tradition for over a decade now, the realization of which startles me a bit but also warms my heart. We can take comfort in knowing that these designers are thinking of us, and it is a treat to be introduced to stores that are new to us among the ones that are as familiar as a favorite song. The website will assist you with hints for each globe, and is also important to have open while hunting because of the locations that need to be skipped. The next landmark might not be updated in each globe yet but the website has that information as well as letting you know to pass by certain stops. I also suggest hunting with friends, since teamwork can help you figure out hints or just cover a large store faster and there are prizes for men as well as women. 


We start the evening with an elegant gown from Glitterati which is simply named POE 13 Hunt Gift. It is provided in standard mesh sizes along with eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP body sizing. The dark pinstripes look lovely against the green fabric, and the bare shoulders are balanced by the high neckline and pert train in the rear.


I was also very happy to find the globe at [ASHBURY], especially since it contains not just one but two gifts! For the gentlemen we have a handsome shirt, and for the ladies they have included their Grace Skirt n Top as seen above. The charming set comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies, with exposed shoulders and lots of ruffles and flair. Did you notice the candy canes and gingerbread in the pattern? Those are two of my favorite parts of the holiday season, so it's fun to have them represented on my new outfit.


Next we visit Zickenkiste to find their globe and claim their Nakisha Set 1 outfit. The blouse and pants are each provided in lots of sizes for classic avatars (5 standard plus 5 fitmesh) and mesh avatars (eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine) along with a HUD for each with 4 options. The pants are solid colors and the blouse choices are various patterns, so you can mix and match to create a look that best suits your tastes. 


Red is a popular color this time of year, but also just looks very fashionable no matter what the calendar says! This gorgeous gown is the prize from LoveCat Store called =LCS= Christine Mesh Gown - Red. It includes standard mesh sizes along with eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizing. It has a magical sparkle to it that lighting wherever you wear it will enhance, so you will want to have advanced lighting turned on in your viewer to see it at its best. If I had a formal occasion to go to in the near future, this would probably be my first choice of wardrobe :)


For lots of people, Christmas and cats are two of their favorite things, so if that sounds like you (I am a bird person, but cats are beautiful creatures) please be sure to find the prize at Eclectic Stars. Their playful Shifty - Catty Christmas dress has long sleeves and a flared skirt, all trimmed in softest grey to complement the kitties who are enjoying some Christmas stockings and decorations. It comes in fitmesh standard sizes plus Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions, so you can probably wear it with most shapes and sizes. I am making use of the provided alpha layer and my BOM compatibility, so anything that should not be showing through is hidden. As a side note, there is an Advent calendar here too, so you have a couple of days left to visit and click the current date to claim some geek chic gifts.

The countdown to Christmas continues, and I am making sure that all my plans are comfortably in place. I have 2 more people to get in touch with about possible facetime or zoom meetups, but otherwise things are under control and all gifts are on their way where they should be. I still have plenty of things I am eager to share with you this month, so please stay tuned to my blog for all the free and easily affordable items I can possibly fit into it :) I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from Peace On Earth 13:

Photo 1:
Dress: ! Glitterati ! - POE 13 - Hunt Gift $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Outfit: [ASHBURY] Grace Skirt n Top $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Outfit: Zickenkiste - Nakisha Set 1 $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: LoveCat Store =LCS= Christine Mesh Gown - Red $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Dress: Eclectic Stars - Shifty - Catty Christmas $0L Hunt Prize

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: Magika - December
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, December 21, 2020

Peace On Earth Hunt

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I have several prizes from the Peace On Earth 13 Hunt to share, and honestly I am surprised it took me until this point in the month to start showing you any ;) The month has been pretty wild of course, but if ever a year needed a little extra peace on earth it would be 2020. This free gridwide hunt has us looking for globes of the earth in each store, by following the hints on their website which also guides us for which stores have had to drop out. There are several "skips" this year because of RL being intense for so many, but you will still wind up with dozens of generous gifts ranging from fashion (mens and womens) and accessories to home decor and more. It is a longstanding tradition in SL that warms my heart each year, and it is a pleasure to introduce you to it or perhaps remind you if you are familiar. 


Feeling cozy is definitely a peaceful feeling, and I am loving this prize from Mara's Mysteries! It is their *MM* Footed Onsies (M&F) "Snowflakes", and there are 5 men's sizes in this globe along with the women's Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body versions. It also contains a HUD with 10 texture options for us, 5 solid colors and 5 similar colors with a seasonal pattern that has candies, snowflakes, and gingerbread scattered about. The black trim appears on the solids and patterns, and how cute is that rear flap? :) I think I am ready to snuggle by the fireplace with Xan.


The globe at Grumble is waiting for you too, with their Christmas Glam-Christmas Dress inside. This chic mini has a gathered hemline and combines bold crimson satin with a green and red print bodice, and check out those crossed straps in the back! This treat comes in sizes for Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies. 


As I sit here singing along with Taylor Swift's version of Santa Baby, this hunt prize seems especially appropriate :) A Wilson's has two gifts inside their globe, and this would be the women's treat called Music Lady II Red with gold music. It comes in 5 standard sizes for classic avatars plus Freya, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh bodies. The fabric has a gorgeous sheen to it, so I am guessing it is materials enabled to help pick up ambient lighting wherever you wear it. 


Prism's gift is the charming Tashia Cocktail Dress & HUD by Jezzixa Cazalet, and I am definitely ready for the holidays in this sexy number! It is provided in 5 standard and 5 fitmesh sizes for classic avatars, plus for mesh bodies there are sizes for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. There is also a HUD with 5 color choices, and a system/BOM layer tintable crotch cover for a bit of modesty. The dark gold shade on the right reminded me of gingerbread, probably because of the white furry trim that would be its icing. All the colors are truly lovely though.


My final look this evening is from the globe at Ink Blots, which contains two prizes like many who are offering male and female gifts. This is their POE13 Sweater Dress Female, and it is provided in fitmesh standard sizes as well as eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine body versions. The heathered color looks like a gray-mauve mix to me, very pretty and suitable for any season. 

It was a typical Sunday here for me, other than a few holiday plans being finalized, and it is looking like Christmas day here will be not only white (snow) but rainy and icy. We still have plenty of snow from the last storm, so that is the silver lining on not going anywhere for the holidays. I will be safely at home, or 5 blocks away at my parents, rather than the 45 minute drive to my grandmother's. I still have a couple of people to get in touch with, but generally things are under control. My stomach is unsettled, which I thought had cleared up after that rough week I had recently, but with a little luck it will pass quickly. I hope you're all having a beautiful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from Peace On Earth 13:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Mara's Mysteries *MM* Footed Onsies (M&F) "Snowflakes" $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: Grumble-Christmas Glam-Christmas Dress $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Dress: A. Wilson's - Music Lady II Red with gold music $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: Prism Tashia Cocktail Dress & HUD by Jezzixa Cazalet $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Dress: Ink Blots POE13 Sweater Dress Female $0L Hunt Prize

Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
Hair: Magika - December
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)