Saturday, June 12, 2021

More NILSY Hunt Prizes

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I am pleased to share the second half of The Free Dove mini hunt prizes from NILSY. These 5 gifts are found at the NILSY main store, and you will need the store's free group tag active when you click each blue and white vase. The store is very roomy with an upstairs and downstairs, and looking outside near the entrance is always a good idea too ;) I enjoyed exploring their store, and was happy to find such generous prizes. There are also lucky chairs so you could win even more treats, and I gave the midnight mania board a slap while I was there as well. 


First we have the charming NILSY LACE MIDI DRESS, in shades of peach and gold with a beautiful embossed design. The prize contains 5 standard and 5 fitmesh sizes for classic avatars, as well as eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine body sizing.


This prize has a similar style as the previous one, but a very different pattern and color combination. It is called NILSY CHECK MIDI DRESS and comes in the same sizes as the first prize, with a checkered black and white print. It reminds me of a racing flag, so maybe get someone's heart racing while wearing it?


I definitely feel pretty in pink with this appealing NILSY PINK DRESS. Find this prize and you will receive the same prizes as the prior two gifts above. The texturing is really remarkable, with gathered bodice and tiny pleats on the skirt. Even the delicate bow on the top is part of the texture rather than 3D, love it!


Wow, isn't this gown dreamy? The NILSY BEADED STRAPPY GOWN is a striking crimson dress with cutout sides and nearly bare back, except for a few clever straps. It comes in standard mesh sizes and a fitmesh M for classic avatars, plus sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous bodies. 


My final look of the evening is the NILSY GOTHIC GOWN which is elegant with its full skirt and strapless styling. It is provided in fitmesh standard sizes as well as eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body versions. So many wonderful choices for a weekend date or event!

I am looking forward to the farmers market tomorrow morning, and a few other random errands this weekend, so it should be a mostly relaxing time. I will be taking tomorrow evening off from blogging as usual lately, so I'll be back on Sunday night with a new post for you to enjoy. I hope you all have a terrific weekend ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from NILSY:

Photo 1:
Dress: NILSY LACE MIDI DRESS $0L FreeDove Hunt

Photo 2:
Dress: NILSY CHECK MIDI DRESS $0L FreeDove Hunt

Photo 3:
Dress: NILSY PINK DRESS $0L FreeDove Hunt

Photo 4:
Dress: NILSY BEADED STRAPPY GOWN $0L FreeDove Hunt

Photo 5:
Dress: NILSY GOTHIC GOWN $0L FreeDove Hunt

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

Friday, June 11, 2021

NILSY At Free Dove

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are headed to The Free Dove where there are two mini hunts for June, and I had a great time (with Xan's help) exploring to find these generous prizes from NILSY. There are 10 total from this designer, in lovely white and blue vases (photo in notecard distributed by the hunt sign) and free with your Free Dove group tag for the five here. The notecard is helpful in reminding you to search both inside and out, and yes that is a hint :) There is also an image preview of all the prizes, so you know what you will be able to claim in the hunt. The other five NILSY gifts are at their mainstore and will be appearing right here tomorrow evening, but for now let us enjoy the ones from the Free Dove location.


My first look of the evening is prize #1 called NILSY BEADED STRAPLESS DRESS, and it is a striking strapless mini in pale beige with luxurious embroidery. The prize includes 5 standard and 5 fitmesh sizes for classic avatars, as well as eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizing. That set of sizes is fairly consistent among these gifts, with a few slight changes that I will note of course. 


The NILSY WRAP DRESS prize is next, and I have always been a fan of this type of style. It suits casual or dressy looks, all depending on the neckline and sleeves as well as the length of the wrapped skirt. This beauty has short cap sleeves and pretty ruffles along the neck and hem, with a vintage floral print that really completes the look. It includes all the same sizes as the first gift I shared. 


Next we have the elegant NILSY COCKTAIL DRESS prize, in pale blue with sheer insets including the illusion neckline. I love the scalloped edging throughout, and the lacy stitching for extra beautiful touches. This gift includes all of the sizes of the other two, as well as an Ocacin mesh body version. 


Florals make me happy and so does the color purple, so you can imagine my delight at finding the prize containing this NILSY IRIS DRESS! It is a shift dress with subtle pleating on the skirt and a slit on each shoulder so it almost looks like double straps. The dark background color really brings out the irises and greenery, also proving that floral patterns don't have to be light and delicate to be pretty. The set of sizes is similar to the others tonight (5 classic, 5 fitmesh, eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine) plus an Ocacin size for that particular mesh body. 


My final look of the evening is prize #5 from The Free Dove, called NILSY PRINTED SHIRT DRESS. It is buttoned down the front like your favorite comfy blouse, and has a tied belt attached in the same lovely printed fabric. I can easily envision wearing this year round, although my first inclination would be summer or autumn. Its set of sizes includes the Ocacin body in addition to the rest of their typical selection, very handy to have such a wide range for just about any avatar. 

It was another warm day here, and I am ready for a busy but rainy weekend ahead. I hope you're all having a terrific day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from NILSY at The Free Dove:

Photo 1:
Dress: NILSY BEADED STRAPLESS DRESS $0L FreeDove Hunt

Photo 2:
Dress: NILSY WRAP DRESS $0L FreeDove Hunt

Photo 3:
Dress: NILSY COCKTAIL DRESS $0L FreeDove Hunt

Photo 4:
Dress: NILSY IRIS DRESS $0L FreeDove Hunt

Photo 5:
Dress: NILSY PRINTED SHIRT DRESS $0L FreeDove Hunt

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

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Sn@tch Ahoy

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I have wonderful news, as the Sn@tch store is back to actively releasing new items including a fishing outfit. If you recall, they use the 7 Seas fishing system (rod can be purchased at the store or marketplace where it can also be gifted to a friend) and no bait is required to fish for the Fish 4 This set pieces. They are transferable so you can swap your extras with others to complete each set faster. It has been just over a year since the last set, due to the designer's health, but she is back and I couldn't be happier for her ♥. Our set is called Sn@tch Ahoy! and has 24 pieces to collect that you can mix and match to create lots of individual looks. There are 6 mesh tops in Freya, Isis, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, Petite, Hourglass, Petite, and Physique sizing, then 6 mesh skirts that each come in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. There are 3 colors of the same flowing hairstyle, which initially there was a problem with the bags that contained them so Ivey put a bag for sale for $0L at the fishing area with all 3 colors for those of us who had the wrong contents but they are now correct. We can also catch bikinis in system/BOM layers in 3 colors, 3 pairs of socks in system/BOM layers, and white heels to match anything in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink High sizing. Other accessories include a necklace, a sailor hat, lipstick in a system/BOM layer, and even a motorboat to wear and zip around in :) Although the fishing sets are always available to purchase if you prefer not to fish, I enjoy hanging out and am always grateful for Xan's assistance and company while I do so. 


For my first look I started with the Sn@tch Ranya Hair (BLACK) which is one of three colors in this set. There are two sizes for each hair, and the style flows gently to one side with long wisps of bangs. On the left I am wearing the Sn@tch Ahoy Top (WHITE) with the Sn@tch Ahoy Skirt (RED ANCHOR), while both the Top and Skirt on the right are their BLUE STRIPE versions. I love the nautical theme, and you can see that the flirty skirt is even more revealing from that rear view. 


Our Rayna Hair is just as beautiful in BLOOD RED, which also inspired me to slip into the Sn@tch Flirty Bikini Top (Red) with matching Bikini Bottom (Red). The three tops are in one bag and the bottoms in a separate one, so get them both and you'll be able to mix and match to your heart's content. The shoes are the Sn@tch Bambi Heels (WHITE) which also come in separate bags, this time for the left shoes and right shoes. They remind me of those classic Dr. Scholl's I adored as a teen, with the studs on each side and the cork or wooden soles. 


Starting from the top, for this look I added the Sn@tch Ahoy Sailor Hat (Nose Attach) which can be adjusted if needed. It looks great with the set's hairstyle, and the white is an ideal neutral for all of the clothing. I also changed into the Sn@tch Ahoy Top (STARFISH) and matching Skirt in the same variety, then slipped into the Sn@tch Overknee Socks (White). They are a great height for mini skirts, so you still have that flash of thigh. 


The Sn@tch Ahoy Top looks great in RED STRIPE too, and I switched to the PLATINUM shade of the Rayna hair. The skirt is our BLACK variety which has lifesavers and anchors on it, and these thigh high socks are the Sn@tch Sparkle Socks (White). Speaking of anchors, did you notice my new necklace? That would be the Sn@tch Ahoy Necklace and can also be fished up for free :) It is a shiny silver and has a built in resize script so you can get a perfect fit.


My final look of the evening is a side by side of pairing the Flirty Bikini Top (White) with two different bottoms and a brand new lipstick. On the left is the Sn@tch Flirty Bikini Bottom (Blue), while on the right I added the Sn@tch Ahoy Skirt (AQUA). You could easily choose a bikini top/bottom then wear a skirt over it to the beach, then shimmy out of the skirt for sun and swimming :) I adore the Sn@tch Cream Lipstick (RED) which is a deep satiny shade that fits my Genus head beautifully. I expect it will look just as gorgeous on other heads that use the same mapping. So what is your favorite combination of all of these awesome fishing gifts?

I spent most of the day not knowing the correct day of the week, LOL, so it has been an odd sort of day I guess. My wrist is sore (the one I use for my mouse here) and my stomach is upset, so my body is in a cranky mood yet somehow I am still fairly cheerful. I got my contact lenses reordered correctly which is a huge relief and probably contributing to my feeling optimistic. They had the wrong doctor information so couldn't confirm things, but all is well now and a copy of the written script has been texted to them and received. My next challenge will be ordering eyeglasses online for the first time ever ;) I hope you are all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Fishing Prizes from Sn@tch:

Photo 1:
Hair: Sn@tch Ranya Hair (BLACK) $0L Fishing Prize
Top Left: Sn@tch Ahoy Top (WHITE) $0L Fishing Prize
Top Right: Sn@tch Ahoy Top (BLUE STRIPE) $0L Fishing Prize
Skirt Left: Sn@tch Ahoy Skirt (RED ANCHOR) $0L Fishing Prize
Skirt Right: Sn@tch Ahoy Skirt (BLUE STRIPE) $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 2:
Hair: Sn@tch Ranya Hair (BLOOD RED) $0L Fishing Prize
Top: Sn@tch Flirty Bikini Top (Red) $0L Fishing Prize
Bottom: Sn@tch Flirty Bikini Bottom (Red) $0L Fishing Prize
Shoes: Sn@tch Bambi Heels (WHITE) $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 3:
Top: Sn@tch Ahoy Top (STARFISH) $0L Fishing Prize
Skirt: Sn@tch Ahoy Skirt (STARFISH) $0L Fishing Prize
Socks: Sn@tch Overknee Socks (White) $0L Fishing Prize
Hat: Sn@tch Ahoy Sailor Hat (Nose Attach) $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 4:
Hair: Sn@tch Ranya Hair (PLATINUM) $0L Fishing Prize
Top: Sn@tch Ahoy Top (RED STRIPE) $0L Fishing Prize
Skirt: Sn@tch Ahoy Skirt (BLACK) $0L Fishing Prize
Socks: Sn@tch Sparkle Socks (White) $0L Fishing Prize
Necklace: Sn@tch Ahoy Necklace $0L Fishing Prize

Photo 5:
Lipstick: Sn@tch Cream Lipstick (RED) $0L Fishing Prize
Top: Sn@tch Flirty Bikini Top (White) $0L Fishing Prize
Bottom Left: Sn@tch Flirty Bikini Bottom (Blue) $0L Fishing Prize
Skirt Right: Sn@tch Ahoy Skirt (AQUA) $0L Fishing Prize

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

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Diving Under The Sea

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I am still making like a mermaid with gifts from Under The Sea 2. This event takes place underwater, fittingly enough, and the Evil Bunny Hunts group tag (free to join) will allow you access to many generous group gifts. I have had the pleasure of showing you some of them already the past two posts, and I assembled just one more post's worth even though there are still plenty to enjoy. Clearly I believe this dip into the ocean is very well worth your time :) There are deeply discounted selections for sale too, so be sure to visit before the 15th to give time to pick up some demos to help make decisions. I did a bit of shopping myself, and with the reduced prices it wasn't even a guilty pleasure because I do not feel guilty. I am however earwormed with the song from the Little Mermaid!


My first look tonight is the Sea Top and Shorts gift from Crayon's Closet. This adorable set includes each piece in Freya, Isis, Venus, Kupra, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizes. The solid white shorts look wonderful with the white top and its rainbow of sea creatures with sweet happy faces. 


Those shorts also came in handy for showing you the pair of tops from Georg Bellic Design. Our gift called ~GBD~ Malia Top includes purple and red versions of these layered sleeveless shirts, in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. The wrap style is quite flattering, and I appreciate the glittery scale texture matching our theme so well.


G-spot is offering their Animale Tube Dress Black as the event's group gift, and it is sure to turn heads anywhere you wear it! This strapless mini comes in Alice, eBody Curvy, Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, Maitreya, and Petite mesh body sizes. The texture reminds me of snakeskin, so 10 points for Slytherin? You can get very creative accessorizing it too, adding lots of bright colors to pop against its darkness or sticking to neutrals. 


Grumble is the organizer of this terrific event, so it is not a surprise that their group gift is a great fit for the theme as well as simply a fantastic dress. This is their Mermaid Dress Star & Scales, which is provided in sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. The scalloped pattern of the skirt definitely makes me feel like a scaled mermaid, and I love the single shoulder dress style. 


My final look of the evening is a dramatic set of nails from Stunner Original, their .:: SO ::. Bento Nails Mesh Ballerina Long Plastic. They are impressive additions to your Alice, Belleza, Legacy, Maitreya, and Slink hands, just hide the hand's built in nails with your body HUD and add the appropriate mesh nail size. Then we have a 10 color HUD so you can select your favorite shade or match your outfit. They really do have a fun sheen like plastic, and an intriguing texture that catches the light. 

I am slow tonight, so I will just wrap this up with a quick wish for a beautiful day/evening, and many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts for Under The Sea 2:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Crayon's Closet Sea Top and Shorts $0L Event Group Gift

Photo 2:
Tops: Georg Bellic Design ~GBD~ Malia Top $0L Event Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: g-spot // Animale Tube Dress Black $0L Event Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Grumble Mermaid Dress Star & Scales $0L Event Group Gift

Photo 5:
Nails: Stunner Original .:: SO ::. Bento Nails Mesh Ballerina Long Plastic $0L Event Group Gift

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

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Still Under The Sea

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we take another trip Under The Sea for more of their fantastic group gifts. The group is the Evil Bunny Hunt group, with the tag "I'm Evil" that you need active to claim all of these generous treats inside black bags with framed images of the gifts next to them. Each designer is also offering deeply discounted merchandise, all well worth the visit. Exploring such a beautiful area is a treat too, just walk off the edge into the depths where you see the diving boards and you will land in the event which is of course underwater. 


My first look of the evening is the Emerald Couture gift, their EC Aloha Outfit v2 Yellow. It is a fantastic choice for the summer, since the skirt covers a bikini bottom that comes in two different versions, patterned and solid. Those are provided as system/BOM layers and Omega appliers, while the skirt and halter top each come in standard mesh sizes and one fitted version for classic avatars, plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizing. The strappy shoes are sized for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique feet. All in all, this sandy golden hued outfit is a versatile look to head to a beach or pool or just explore SL in.


If you are looking for something more formal, I will happily suggest the Nereida Long Mermaid Dress group gift from WitchCraft. This strapless gown is included in sizes for eBody, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies, with a 6 color HUD so you can choose the color you prefer your scaled texture to be.


Next I slipped into the MadCatCreations gift called Pink Paisley Dress. It has a very short hem and plunging neckline both front and back, in standard mesh sizes along with versions for Freya, Isis, Venus, Kupra, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. Paisley is one of those fun patterns that I find has a timeless quality, as the colors and sizes of the print can make it feel brand new. I figured with all this bare skin, it was a perfect time to show off a tattoo group gift! That would be the Lush Find Your Way Tattoo, with ink on the front and back of the upper body that has a nautical flavor. It comes in system/BOM layers and Omega appliers, both 70 and 85% so you can decide on the opacity and how fresh or faded you prefer your tattoo. I am wearing the 85 (BOM) in the hopes that it would photograph more clearly that way. 


This playful outfit is the Indigenous - Shells Beach Set, a gift that will turn heads at the beach or anywhere you wish to wear it. The top and shorts are each provided in Alice, Altamura, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizes. Both are trimmed in gold with a pattern of seashells and bubbles, making me want to walk along a shoreline and look for pretty shells to collect. 


For my final look this evening I changed into the BQ::Bandana Top:: Blue Palm GIFT from BlondeQueen. It includes sizes for eBody, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies, and the sweetheart neckline above the pointed hem creates a beautiful heart shape that highlights our curves. You can wear this with just about anything that makes you smile, and I chose a simple casual look by adding the white pair of Delizio jeans from their marketplace freebie I rely on so much.

I spent part of the day thinking it was Sunday again, so my sense of time is clearly off but at least I didn't have a case of the Mondays ;) It was still hot and steamy, so I am grateful for fans and cool beverages. My parents finally replaced my mom's computer which is at least 10 years old and wouldn't allow an update to Windows 10, so it was struggling and not a shock that it finally became unusable. She likes to play puzzle type games on it and reads email, news, etc., some of which she was able to do on her cellphone but not entirely. I sometimes answer software questions for her or general internet things, but I am not savvy when it comes to hardware. Oh well, I hope you are all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Under The Sea 2:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Emerald Couture EC Aloha Outfit v2 Yellow $0L Event Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: {WitchCraft} Nereida Long Mermaid Dress $0L Event Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: MadCatCreations MCC - woman - Pink Paisley Dress $0L Event Group Gift
Tattoo: Lush Find Your Way Tattoo $0L Event Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: Indigenous - Shells Beach Set $0L Event Group Gift

Photo 5:
Top: BLONDEQUEEN BQ::Bandana Top:: Blue Palm GIFT $0L Event Group Gift
Pants: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in White) $0L Marketplace

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

Monday, June 7, 2021

Under The Sea

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I am excited about all the June events that have just begun, and took a trip to Under The Sea 2 where free group gifts abound. Our landing spot is near the edge of the water, and you will want to walk right on into that ocean to fall (swim if you start flying) down to where the event takes place. Once you arrive, you will be at one tip of a large U shaped path lined on both sides with displays that have 50% discounted items as well as Evil Bunny Hunt group gifts in black bags with a framed image of the gift beside it. We get to save lots of lindens and pick up free goodies while enjoying gorgeous underwater scenery, what a great way to spend a day or evening! This round opened yesterday and is only here until the 15th when the tides wash it away, so please visit quickly. Another bargain I couldn't resist sharing is a Saturday Sale find from Entice, and wait until you see how well it goes with one of the event gifts :)


One wonderful way to celebrate being under the sea is with a swimsuit, so naturally the Applique` Chic gift is a beautiful choice. Their AC: Flamingo Frenzy Gift is ready to turn heads in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. The top and bottom are linked to be worn as one piece, and both decorated with a flock of multicolored flamingoes. I have been told that in one of my first visits to the zoo as a kid, the flamingoes were my absolute favorite animal and I seemed to want to spend all day just watching them, so this group gift makes me sentimental too. 


Another fun pop of bright pink can be found in the gift from LMagnums called Vida Velvet Dress - Cherry 1. This one-shoulder mini dress is provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies. The fabric looks so touchable, and I am definitely a fan of this color shade. 


Sweet Intoxication is offering their Cordelia - Greenery dress as a group gift for this event, and I was drawn to the unusual shredded hemline and the ability to wear with or without the belt. The dress and separate belt each come in Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh body sizes. The pale lime green is such a vivid hue that it will definitely stand out among others in little black dresses :) 


This flirty outfit is the Illustrious gift called Katrinova, including the thong panties and tank top with one side tucked up shorter. Each piece is included in standard mesh sizes as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP body versions, with a bold pattern in many bright colors. 


My final look of the evening combines an event group gift (the tattoo) with the current Saturday Sale offering from Entice. This striking bikini is the Glitter Pink version of their Glitter Bikini, a new color that you can purchase for just $75L until the 10th. The itty bitty top and bottom each come in Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya sizing, and during the Saturday Sale the original versions are also discounted...we can purchase individual colors for $199L each, or the Dark, Light, or Pattern fatpacks for $499L apiece. If you want it all (and I wouldn't blame you!) there is a mega fatpack for $999L, all 30 original versions via HUD. To add some colorful body art, you will want to claim the Under The Sea group gift from Love Lace which is their ::LL:: Sea Witch Tattoo // OMEGA. It is, just as the name indicates, an Omega applier with beads strung between shells like a necklace, mermaids playing with dolphins, oysters opening to show off their pearls, and an anchor adorned with pink flowers. It is such a fun look for summer, and one of the colors really matches the Entice bikini beautifully but it will look equally lovely with anything you wish to pair it with.

The weekend is coming to a close, and I will be glad to see the temperature a little bit lower. It has been swelteringly hot the past two days, and I managed to get sunburned on my nose and cheeks so they feel extra warm right now. At least I have some aloe gel to soothe them, and I am trying to stay well hydrated which is a good idea anyway. The farmers market was wonderful as always, and I have lots of delicious food for the week. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Under The Sea 2:

Photo 1:
Swimsuit: Applique` Chic AC: Flamingo Frenzy Gift $0L Event Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: LMagnums Vida Velvet Dress - Cherry 1 $0L Event Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: ::Sweet Intoxication:: Cordelia - Greenery $0L Event Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: Illustrious - Katrinova $0L Event Group Gift

Photo 5:
Bikini: Entice - Malibu Bikini - Glitter Pink $75L Saturday Sale
Tattoo: Love Lace ::LL:: Sea Witch Tattoo // OMEGA $0L Event Group Gift

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

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Pride at Home

Hiya everyone! Tonight I am delighted to invite you to the Pride at Home event, where the LGBTQ+ community and allies *waves happily* can come together and celebrate Pride month. There are special people in my life who are part of the community and have struggled for acceptance, so it means a lot to me to see such love and kindness at events like this. Support is crucial, and we all deserve acceptance of who we love or what gender we are. I picked up several free gifts at the Pride at Home sim, no group needed, and will be sharing their rainbow-y goodness in this post :) The event is open for the entire month of June, so there is plenty of time to visit as often as you wish. As always, I may reference sizes as men's or women's but that is merely the avatar build category to help inform which type of mesh body or shape they will best fit. I respect that not everyone fits into general categories. Okay, let the rainbow fun begin!


*NeverWish* has a trio of t-shirts for us as their gift, called Love is Love - Crop Top. There are black, rainbow, and white versions that are each provided in sizes for Hourglass, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Petite mesh bodies. They all have the Love is Love saying emblazoned on the front in a rainbow coloring, and I am loving the tie-dye look of the rainbow shirt! Naturally I couldn't resist wearing them with the LRD Samira jeans Gift from Loud Rebel Design, with its multicolored stripes that end in a paint drip design on the thigh, into a neutral grey denim tone. This gift includes Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body versions. You may have noticed my eyeshadow, another glorious rainbow which is part of the Keymoko - Pride Set Freebie. This includes system/BOM layers of rainbow eyeshadow and highlighter (seen in upcoming photos in this post) as well as a tintable cheek hearts layer. They look terrific, and really do bring an extra pop of color for June or any time of year.


I kept the LRD jeans on and the Keymoko eyeshadow, but changed tops to the Pride 2020 GIFT from 28LA. The fur comes in black and white versions (left above and right) that both have rainbow sleeves, along with our black tank top that says PRIDE. Each are included in Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya sizes. For the men, there is a coat and a top that are each sized for Gianni and Jake bodies, so this is worth picking up for just about everyone :)


This next look could be assumed to be a single gift or from the same designer, but I was actually just lucky enough to pair up two different goodies. The shirt is the Pride Tee [Gift] from Palette, with a soft rainbow across the front with two strategically placed hearts in rainbow stripes. The gift includes sizes for Kupra, Kups, Legacy, Perky, Love Body, Love Momma, Maitreya, and Petite mesh bodies. The cute panties are from ROULY, their Be My Lover Thong - Pride Gift. Inside you will find Freya, Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya bodies. It is cut high in the rear in traditional thong style, but you have all seen quite enough of my bum on this blog so no rear view tonight ;) I would also like to draw your attention to my left cheek, where you can see another part of the Keymoko gift. This is their rainbow highlighter, included with the eyeshadow I already showed above and a pair of cheek hearts that you can edit and tint. The highlighter is in the remainder of tonight's images here.


Blueberry is so generous in general, so I was not surprised to see that their gift is two amazing bikini styles. This is the "Splash" of their Splish Splash - Pride Pack, with top and bottom each provided in Freya, Isis, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. There is a HUD for Splash that offers 9 textures each on 3 buttons- one for both at once, then a row for the top and another for the bottoms so you can change them separately if you prefer. There are also 7 metal choices, on/off for the ruffles, and Splash has a humorous Wedgie option on its HUD that includes an animation for picking it out. You can turn the animation off and leave it unpicked as I did on the right above so you could see, that left side is just slightly drifting its way into where it does not belong. I am also holding another gift, this one from DAZED. called Pride Phone Pride at Home EDT. It has a hold pose as seen on the left above, and there is a resize script built in that you can access just by clicking the phone. 


For my final look of the evening, I changed into the Splish bikini from Blueberry's thoughtful gift. Its top and bottom are included in the same sizes as Splash, and it has a similar HUD with 9 textures each and 7 metals, with the ruffles on/off option that I used to turn them off on the right. I must admit that I get confused by the various pride flags, but I believe I have non-binary on the left and pansexual on the right here. There is a lovely amount of representation among the textures offered, and the bikini is a terrific nod to Pride month being the beginning of summer so we should take time to frolic in the sun :) I haven't been to a beach in RL in years, but would gratefully slip into a pool right about now. 

I enjoyed a visit to my parents' for dinner, and am looking forward to my first trip to the farmers market in several weeks. Life has been weird lately, LOL, but I am definitely grateful to be able to return to one of my favorite places and chat with the awesome people. The tasty treats are part of the appeal too of course ;) I hope you all have a fantastic weekend ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Gifts from Pride at Home:

Photo 1:
Top: *NeverWish* Love is Love - Crop Top $0L Pride at Home Gift
Pants: Loud Rebel Design LRD Samira jeans Gift $0L Pride at Home Gift
Eyeshadow: Keymoko - Pride Set Freebie $0L Pride at Home Gift

Photo 2:
Top: 28LA. Pride 2020 GIFT $0L Pride at Home Gift

Photo 3:
Top: Palette - Pride Tee [Gift] $0L Pride at Home Gift
Panties: ROULY :: Be My Lover Thong - Pride Gift $0L Pride at Home Gift

Photo 4:
Bikini: Blueberry - Splish Splash - Pride Pack (Splash) $0L Pride at Home Gift
Phone: DAZED. Pride Phone Pride at Home EDT $0L Pride at Home Gift

Photo 5:
Bikini: Blueberry - Splish Splash - Pride Pack (Splish) $0L Pride at Home Gift

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

Friday, June 4, 2021

Cartoon Hunt

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I eagerly explored the Cartoon Hunt path, which is a gridwide $1L hunt in which we are looking for little retro televisions that hold wonderful prizes. I watched a lot of cartoons as a kid and never grew out of it completely, with Bob's Burgers being my current favorite show :) The prizes brought back nostalgia and brightened my evening, so I am hoping they can do the same for you. The hunt's website will guide you with landmarks, hints, and preview photos of most of the prizes. 


My first look is a combination of two prizes, so let's start from the top. The tank top is the 80s CARTOONS Tee prize from The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. and reads "Everything I need to know I learned by watching eighties cartoons". The various fonts and colors are reminiscent of popular animated shows from that era, which definitely recalled some fond memories! The gift includes standard mesh sizes as well as eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine body sizing. I enjoyed pairing it with the fun shorts from Loordes of London which are called Aitutaki Dreams-#11. These brief denim shorts are provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizes, and their rear right pocket is a nod to the theme with its cute image. The belt is built in so you have a perfect fit in any size, and the low waistline means you can enjoy just about any length shirt with them.


*happy dance for more denim* Next we have the adorable prize from Open Heart Maternity Clinic, called OHMC - Cartoon Womans Outfit because there is also a mens outfit included :) The crop top and overalls each come in Freya, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, while the sneakers are included in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink flat versions. There is also a HUD for the top with 6 textures to choose from, all of which harken back to our hunt theme wonderfully. I really like the way the one strap of the overalls is undone and dangling, so the front flap is partly peeled down. 


If you need something cozy to relax in, how about this awesome prize from The Sissy Bar? Their (TSB) Cartoon Pajamas are a one-piece tank top and loose pants set, in standard mesh sizes along with eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine body sizing. The pattern looks like a classic animated movie with a famous mouse as a sorcerer. 


My final look this evening can be found inside one of the two retro tv's at MadCatCreations. The womens prize is called Cartoon lovers Dress and is decorated with classic comic images and words. It comes in sizes for eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Kupra Bimbo, Kupra Low, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. The hint on the website reads like one sentence, but I will tell you that the second half is what helped me find the female prize so I am guessing the first segment refers to the male gift. 

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

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from the Cartoon Hunt:

Photo 1:
Top: The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. 80s CARTOONS Tee $1L Hunt Prize
Shorts: Loordes of London Aitutaki Dreams-#11 $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Outfit: Open Heart Maternity Clinic OHMC - Cartoon Womans Outfit $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Outfit: The Sissy Bar (TSB) Cartoon Pajamas $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Outfit: MadCatCreations MCC - woman - Cartoon lovers Dress $1L Hunt Prize

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

Thursday, June 3, 2021

She's a Beauty

 Hiya everyone! Tonight's post is another dive into the bevy of wonderful group gifts available for the anniversary round of the Beauty Sales Event. There are over 100 participating designers with $77L special selections, and most of them have free gifts for the (free to join) event's group in black gift boxes with gold ribbon. There were so many incredible treats that it has been a fun few days of sharing them :) I cannot pick just one favorite gift and might not even be able to narrow it down to a top ten! This celebration round is open until the 11th so you have just over a week left to stop by and treat yourself to something new and something free.


For my first look of the evening, I started with the lovely ..::RR::.. Flower Dress Nude GIFT which is adorned with beautiful lilies. It comes in sizes for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies with a fitted classic version for classic avatars. Its strapless style has a neckline just low enough to showcase the Damaged Society gift, their [DS] To Live Tattoo Bom. It says "To live will be an awfully big adventure" and is decorated with stars above and a heart below the text. There are male and female versions, probably for correct placement. The system/BOM layers are ideal for classic avatars along with all BOM-compatible mesh bodies. 


Next we have our gift from Bens Boutique, called Alodit Dress - Hud Driven. The very sexy crossed halter dress is very revealing with the cleavage-baring cutout and the gathered right side on an already brief skirt :) The gift includes Classic, Legacy, Maitreya, and Petite sizing, with a 24 color HUD so you can customize the look easily. All colors are the same animal print, very alluring!


If you need a gift for some summer fun, be sure to click the gift box at the Ahroun Designs display to claim their [AD Originals] Lory Neon Outfit. The bikini top and bottom each come in Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya sizes, and the gift also includes the matching round sunglasses I am wearing. They have a built in resize script, so you can adjust them to fit just right. 


Usually camouflage is used to hide or draw attention away from things, but I can guarantee that the ZFG HEATWAVE - CAMO knotted tank top does no such thing! It is provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies, with a 4 texture HUD so you can choose your favorite camo pattern among them. The delicate body art on my chest is the Dragonfly Tattoo from YARENIE. This beauty comes in system/BOM layers as well as appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Signature, and Slink bodies, so most of us should be able to wear it with ease. 


My final look this evening begins with the Anthemis - Top Gift, a single shouldered tank top in sizes for Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Petite mesh bodies. There is also a 7 color HUD for extra versatility, which I always appreciate. The hem lands at just the right spot for me to be able to show off another gift, the Lulle / Lilac belly piercing from Bombshell. There are versions rigged for Freya, Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya bodies, with a HUD that lets you choose from 13 colors each for the diamonds and the petals. As you can probably tell better from the inset, there are 3 diamonds including the one that makes up the center of the flower, and there are several (10 I believe) petals that look beautiful in any color you choose. This button provided more of a multicolor effect, so I couldn't resist showing you the closer view of it. 

We are more than halfway through the week, down the homestretch and I am delighted about that :) My appointment earlier went well, and I will go back in 4 weeks to get a tune-up. I have one quiet day before 2 busy ones, so there are a few things around the house that I'd like to get done but nothing exciting. I hope you're all having a terrific day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts for the Beauty Event:

Photo 1:
Dress: ..::RR::.. Flower Dress Nude GIFT $0L Beauty Event Gift
Tattoo: Damaged Society [DS] To Live Tattoo Bom $0L Beauty Event Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Bens Boutique - Alodit Dress - Hud Driven $0L Beauty Event Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: [AD Originals] Lory Neon Outfit $0L Beauty Event Gift

Photo 4:
Top: ZFG HEATWAVE - CAMO $0L Beauty Event Gift
Tattoo: YARENIE - Dragonfly Tattoo $0L Beauty Event Gift

Photo 5:
Top: Anthemis - Top Gift $0L Beauty Event Gift
Piercing: Bombshell Lulle / Lilac $0L Beauty Event Gift

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

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

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

More Beauty-ful Gifts

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we have another batch of generous group gifts for the Beauty Event first anniversary celebration. They are found in black gift boxes with golden ribbon, and a few said "not for sale" when left clicked so I had to right click and "touch" to claim them. There are over 100 participating designers with specially priced $77L selections, and most have gifts for us to claim with the event's free group tag active. We have over a week remaining since it is open until the 11th of June, so if you find yourself trying to decide what to do on a slow midweek day or evening I highly recommend stopping by. 


Brii Underground is known for their dazzling full outfits, like this generous gift called **DANA V2 BLACK NIGHT STYLE COMPLET OUTFIT. We start with the bustier top and pencil skirt, each in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. Then we get to accessorize with the heels in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink High versions, along with sunglasses, bracelets, and necklace with built in resize scripts for a perfect fit. 


This striking look is the GINGER gold gift from *ASIA*. The top and skirt are linked together to be worn at once, as the socks and shoes are one piece as well. Each is provided in sizing for Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. The texture has a geometric design on it that I initially mistook as lace, but a closer look corrected my first impression :) It works really well with the design of the shoes. The clothing has a sheen that reminds me of latex and reacts quite a bit to ambient light in your environment. 


There is something so charming about a floral patterned dress, and this *P* Danika Mesh Dress ~roses~ gift from Phoebe adds the wonderful detail of a single bare shoulder contrasted by a ruffled strap. It is included in a standard version for classic avatars, plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous mesh bodies. The roses in various shades of pink, purple, and yellow are so pretty!


Next we have the CYN SPORTS SET Set which is the gift from Luna Chelsea. The tank top and shorts each come in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Kupra, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies. There is also a handy HUD included with 5 colors for our polka dotted top, and 5 colors each with a few sayings in the circle on the lower right of the shorts: Babygirl, Queen, Diva, or Sexy AF. As seen on the right above, you can change the colors independently if you wish to mix things up.


Those shorts came in handy for my last look of the evening as well, where I slipped into a different shirt, the gift from TRS Designs. Their TOP LACE PINK comes in eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Legacy, Perky, and Maitreya sizing, and has an open weave that shows flirty flashes of skin. Think of the possibilities, all the pants or skirts you can wear it with!

This magpie's nest is feeling a bit warm tonight, and it looks like the temperature outside will be slowly rising all week. Summer is clearly ready to arrive, but am I ready for it? The changing fashions in SL are always fun though, and I have a strong ceiling fan that will help keep things cool in here :) Tomorrow I have a chiropractor appointment that is much needed, although the 15-20 minutes of heat on my neck and back to start every visit is probably going to be less welcome. I know it relaxes the muscles so it is helpful though. Oh well, I do hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts for the Beauty Event:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Brii Underground **DANA V2 BLACK NIGHT STYLE COMPLET OUTFIT $0L Beauty Event Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: *ASIA* GINGER gold gift $0L Beauty Event Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: Phoebe *P* Danika Mesh Dress ~roses~ $0L Beauty Event Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: Luna Chelsea CYN SPORTS SET Set $0L Beauty Event Gift

Photo 5:
Top: TRS Designs TOP LACE PINK $0L Beauty Event Gift

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