Monday, May 31, 2021

Beauty Event Gifts

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are visiting the May/June round of the Beauty Sales Event, which is open until the 11th of June and is their first anniversary round. This means there are lots of generous gifts for their group members, and the extra good news is that their group is free to join. When you arrive you will probably receive a message from a greeter with an invitation to join, and they will also tell you that there are exclusive offers and $77L special selections from each designer. There are two full rooms with the second room having a small upstairs area, which makes for over 100 participating stores! I am certainly a fan, and eager to show you a sampling of the celebratory gifts this evening which are mostly found in black gift boxes with pale golden ribbons. If you left-click one that says not for sale, just right click - touch and you will still be able to receive the contents. 


My first look is our group gift from Infinite called Leather Dress - CHOCOLATE. Its side slits and back are laced up loosely to reveal some skin beneath, and the color really does have a rich chocolatey tone to it. The dress comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh bodies. 


For this look I combined two gifts that were clearly meant to be worn together, found at different displays. They are the Maccini - Pisa Top - Avocado - v1.0 and the same style Pisa Shorts. Each is provided in Belleza, Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya sizes, with Legacy Perky and Maitreya Petite versions of the top too. They have a cute pattern of cheerful avocadoes with pink heart-shaped pits, and the shorts are trimmed in matching pink. Be sure to visit both Maccini displays to complete this look. 


.:S&B:. has a lovely strapless dress named Minita as our gift, in sizes for Freya, Isis, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Hourglass, Hourglass Petite, and even one standard fitted version for classic avatars. The lilac colored mini is decorated with flowers, and white trim at each hem, for beautiful effect. I think the neckline trim helps draw attention to the other gift I've added here, the Corvus : Melodies Tattoo Bom. As you can tell from the name, this body art comes in a system/BOM layer so you can wear it with classic avatars or any BOM-compatible mesh body. It reads "I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things" which is very thought provoking. 


I was still on a purple kick when I slipped into this Helena Suit 20 gift from [[Good Girl]]. Its fluttery top and low slung shorts are each provided in Legacy and Maitreya sizing with Perky and Petite versions for the shirt, all gently tied with loose bows. The texture looks like a soft knit fabric, very snuggly and comfortable.


For my final look of the evening, I chose to provide a closer look at the nails I've been enjoying throughout these photos :) They are the [LERONSO] Mesh stiletto nails "Wildflowers" gift, and as you can see they are much longer than most mesh bodies' default nails and taper to a thin sharp point. The gift includes sizes for Belleza, eBody, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, Slink, and Star bodies, with a 6 color HUD to change the look of these stunning nails. The design of pressed flowers looks great in any of the color options, and since they change all at once I took two images and combined them to show you more than just one hue. 

It was a windy, rainy weekend with much cooler temperatures than typical for my area, but I stayed inside the whole time and worked on resting and recuperating. I am feeling mostly better, with a still irritated throat that could be from allergies but fewer headaches which is always a relief. I am looking forward to the new week and soon a new month, which always brings excitement to SL with rounds of hunts and events. I hope you all had a beautiful weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts for the Beauty Event:

Photo 1:
Dress: Infinite - Leather Dress - CHOCOLATE $0L Beauty Group Gift

Photo 2:
Top: Maccini - Pisa Top - Avocado - v1.0 $0L Beauty Group Gift
Shorts: Maccini - Pisa Shorts - Avocado - v1.0 $0L Beauty Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: .:S&B:. Dress Minita $0L Beauty Group Gift
Tattoo: Corvus : Melodies Tattoo Bom $0L Beauty Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: [[Good Girl]] Helena Suit 20 $0L Beauty Group Gift

Photo 5:
Nails: [LERONSO] Mesh stiletto nails "Wildflowers" $0L Beauty Group 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)

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Fitmesh Fanatics

 Hiya everyone! Tonight's post features several Fitmesh Fanatics group gifts from various participating designers. The group is free to join, so all of these generous gifts are entirely free to claim which I definitely appreciate. The group notices tell us about sales and new releases from these stores too, so we can find out special news right away. I enjoy visiting stores that are new to me, or ones I haven't been to in a while, to explore and see what they are currently offering. While most of the Fitmesh Fanatics gifts are geared towards mesh bodies, some designers are still creating for classic avatars too so this group can still be helpful for all.


I started out at GeMyles, where I have always been able to find beautiful and affordable fashions. Their gift for the Fitmesh Fanatics group is this lovely Lissie Mini Dress, in sizes for eBody, Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. There are also Slink high heels, included but not shown since I am wearing Maitreya rather than Slink. This generous gift also includes a 32 color HUD that will change the dress and heels all at once to whichever hue you click. The fabric appears to have materials enabled, so if your viewer settings are compatible you will see the shimmer near any light sources. We need to right click the sign, pay $1L, and be immediately refunded while the gift is delivered to us. 


Next I visited Petry Model Store where I eagerly claimed their DRESS FGD gift for the Fitmesh Fanatics group members. It is provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, with an 8 color HUD so you can change the look with a simple click. The lace is an excellent touch, and I think it suits the flirty openings very well. 


I didn't even need to unpack the gift from K-Style, as their SANDRA DRESS_MAITREYA only comes in the one Maitreya size so is not boxed or bagged up :) The colors remind me of sunshine, but the style is suitable for cooler days and evenings, so it is entirely up to you when and where you would most like to wear this charming dress. 


Another store I was very pleased to visit is DIESELdeluxe, whose Fitmesh Fanatics gift is called Beulah Outfit Top&Skirt Blue Jeans. The tube top has a lacy ruffle that makes the blue color appear even brighter, and the micro mini skirt has a cutout of white lace as well as embroidered red roses both front and back. Each piece comes in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing. If (like me) you enjoy mixing and matching outfits, you might want to consider a top with white lace or lots of red to match the details of the skirt, while the top would look just as nice with something black to match its lace.


My final look this evening is .:: Cremosas Store ::. 25 - Kimono GIFT which is one of several for various groups so be sure to see what other groups you're in are represented with treats :) The Fitmesh Fanatics gift is crafted of a wide belt that holds the front and back panels in place, revealing both sides from underarm to hip. It includes a standard fitted version for classic avatars, plus sizes for eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. The pink and blue colors are so pretty together!

Is everyone ready for the weekend? I stayed home instead of going to my parents' for dinner tonight in case my sore throat and headache are from something contagious, to keep them safe while getting a bit more rest. It will not be a particularly exciting weekend for me, but there is nothing wrong with quiet time when needed :) I hope you all have a fantastic weekend ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts for Fitmesh Fanatics:

Photo 1:
Dress: GeMyles Lissie Mini Dress $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Petry Model --> DRESS FGD $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: K-Style - SANDRA DRESS_MAITREYA $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: [DIESELdeluxe] Beulah Outfit Top&Skirt Blue Jeans $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Group Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: .:: Cremosas Store ::. 25 - Kimono GIFT $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Group 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)

Friday, May 28, 2021

Free Dove Variety

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are heading to The Free Dove, which is always a terrific place to find a wide range of free gifts that you can claim with your free "Blessed by a Dove" group tag. I am delighted that the monthly mini-hunts have returned to The Free Dove, but also wanted to remind you that there are plenty of gifts that we don't even have to search around to find :) All of tonight's looks are from a Womens Casual display, where several different designers have offerings to make us look wonderful for free. I really appreciate the generosity of the fashion creators and of the owner/organizer, Palomma, who has been helping new and longtime residents alike for an impressively long time with The Free Dove. 


My first look is courtesy of YoUnique Couture and is their Holiday Free Dove Gift. The tank and pants are each included in a fitmesh M for classic avatars as well as sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous bodies. The tank top says "Let your Light Shine" and has the appearance of a bra layered beneath it, complete with straps peeking out. The pants have a casual feeling with the elastic waistband and short cuffed pant legs. 


Next I changed into the bold gift from Brii Underground, called **MAEONI ROCKER STYLE COMPLET OUTFIT. It starts with the jacket and shorts that each come in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, with boots in the same set of sizes. Then we get to accessorize this look with sunglasses, earrings, stockings on an Omega applier and (not shown) even makeup that is an Omega applier. We can wear everything together or just the pieces that appeal to us the most, depending on mood and personal tastes. 


I also claimed the Elegance Boutique gift which is a feminine outfit with edgy hardware. Their Jumpsuit- Ivory - "Petty" comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies, with an 8 color HUD for the spikes that also has the ability to turn them on or off. You can really see them from that side view! I think it looks beautiful either way.


Gigi Vox is also offering an eye-catching gift for Free Dove group members, called Anki 0819. This sleek dress has a peekaboo waist opening and deep V neckline, and is provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. There is a HUD with 10 texture choices (5 solid colors and 5 patterns) so you can change the look, and there is an applier HUD for Omega and Maitreya with 17 colors of panties to add a touch of modesty beneath. The gift even includes a body light to show off the materials enabled nature of the dress. I looked like I was at a rave, or maybe I was the rave :) Since it rotated colors it would not have shown up well in a still image, but I do recommend trying it on to see it. 


For my final look of the evening I chose the gift from TRS Designs called Tara Dress Zebra Red. This beauty comes in standard mesh sizes as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh body versions. The dark zebra stripes are a fun contrast to the crimson of the skirt, adding up to a perfect look for a casual outing. I just might wear this while scouting out something special for tomorrow's post :)

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

Credits:
All Group Gifts for The Free Dove:

Photo 1:
Outfit: YoUnique Couture Holiday Pants/Tank $0L FreeDove Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: Brii Underground **MAEONI ROCKER STYLE COMPLET OUTFIT $0L FreeDove Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: Elegance Boutique-Jumpsuit- Ivory - "Petty" $0L FreeDove Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Gigi Vox*Anki 0819 $0L FreeDove Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: TRS Designs Tara Dress Zebra Red $0L FreeDove Gift

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

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Lucky at ADN

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I initially had group gifts in mind when I visited ADN, but when I went upstairs and hung out for a while at their lucky boards I won several terrific prizes that just begged to be shared. So grab a lucky charm, join their free group, and have some fun with the 2 walls of lucky boards and chairs at ADN. The wall with chairs and boards has prizes for men and women mixed together, while the one that these prizes are all coincidentally from has a section of women's boards and a section of men's. Either way, just about everyone can find something among these prizes that they will enjoy. When you land, you will need to follow the walkway to the main store (largest building) and the group gifts are to the right when you enter, but to get upstairs for the lucky boards you will want to walk right through the men's department to find the staircase. 


My first look is the ADN - JAIA fluo pink prize, a top and skirt in identical hot pink with fun openings on each. Both pieces are included in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine sizes. 


Next we have the ADN - Boyfriend Denim Cross, another lucky board prize that could double as a dress or a long shirt. I really like the split texture style with denim on one half and crosses on a black background for the other half, with contrasting cuffs for added flair. The prize includes sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. 


I was also fortunate enough to win this ADN - Adelie - Camo dress, which has a ruggedness thanks to the pattern and straps. It comes in Freya, Isis, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. The shiny metallic links and zipper caught my eye too, lots of great details to appreciate here. 


The intricate webbing atop the neckline of the ADN - Riverdale purple prize definitely caught my attention too. The halter and skirt are each provided in standard mesh sizes along with Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine body sizing. The plummy color is beautiful, and the style is rather flirty :)


No need to have a case of the blues when you can wear a pretty blue dress instead! This prize is called ADN - Belen - Blue, and it has been designed with front zipper, fishnet trim at the hem, and a network of studded straps on the bodice and skirt. It comes in sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique, with a HUD to hide or show the straps that hold up the dress. This looks great strapless or with the straps visible, it is entirely up to you which way you prefer to wear it. 

It has been quite a day...my housemate came home from helping the ill family member out of state, and managed to bring a head cold back as a souvenir. I have a sore throat and a headache, which overall is not too terrible and I have no fever (unlike the housemate) so I expect to feel better fairly soon. *fingers crossed* This is one thing I definitely appreciated about mask wearing and increased handwashing, that cold and flu season was much lighter because of them. Now things are relaxing and we are probably going to see a lot of summer colds, which are unpleasant to say the least. I hope you are all having a safe and peaceful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Lucky Board Prizes from ADN:

Photo 1:
Dress: ADN - JAIA fluo pink $0L Lucky Board Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: ADN - Boyfriend Denim Cross $0L Lucky Board Prize

Photo 3:
Dress: ADN - Adelie - Camo $0L Lucky Board Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: ADN - Riverdale purple $0L Lucky Board Prize

Photo 5:
Dress: ADN - Belen - Blue $0L Lucky Board Prize

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

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Fabulously Free and Lucky

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I was in the mood to explore some of FabFree's participating designer stores, especially since so many of them are generously offering gifts for FabFree group members. The group is free to join, and one of those special ones that will always have a home among my precious group slots as it has for many years. I have several group gifts to show you, as well as a lucky board prize I won while visiting one of the stores, so it was a lucky kind of day.


My first look comes from {Poeme} and is their Gingham Minis 3-Pack for the FabFree group. Its mini dresses called Check Me Out come in blue, green (left above) and pink (right) each in standard mesh sizes along with Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP body sizing. Gingham reminds me of picnics which in turn makes me think of summer, so the timing of picking up this gift is ideal.


My next stop was Mangula, where I found not just one but two FabFree group gifts. This is their chic Paula Set Sleeveless Dress [Black] gift, which comes in eBody Curvy, Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh body sizes. There is also a HUD for the attached belt that offers 20 colors for the belt itself and 5 metals for the buckle. The neutral black dress means that any color you choose for the belt is going to look terrific with it.


The other Mangula gift is called Adele Set Short Dress [Black], and as you can see it has distinctly flirty details. The dress and bralette are separate pieces so you can wear the dress with or without, while the belt is built in. They are each provided in sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya bodies, with a HUD that offers 20 colors each for the bralette, belt, and the built in panties. I appreciate the ability to match the bralette to the belt or to choose different colors for more variety in one look. 


Tiar is where I claimed this adorable FabFree gift called Trampe, a comfy t-shirt style dress in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Hourglass, and Physique bodies. It has a cheerful rabbit on the front, and daring side slits that go almost all the way up :) If you wanted to wear this out and about, I would suggest layering your favorite jeans, pants, leggings, or even shorts beneath.


My final look of the evening is also from Tiar, from a lucky board located in the same room as the various group gifts. It is called Punk Girl and is a single piece with the appearance of two, well three if you count the belt ;) It is created to fit the Maitreya mesh body, and is all in black for a well put together appearance. There is a pocket on the front of the skirt but none on the rear, and I like the way the left strap of the top has slipped off the shoulder. 

Wow, we are almost to the midway point of the week! Time has moved so slowly lately that I am feeling surprised that it is almost Wednesday. It was a quiet day, and I expect the next few days to become a bit busier especially once the weekend is here. My parents' wedding anniversary was Monday, so we are probably celebrating that on Friday with our usual dinner together. I enjoy picking nice greeting cards for special occasions like this, the more mushy the better, since we aren't the type to talk about our feelings out loud. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts for FabFree:

Photo 1:
Dress: {Poeme} Gingham Minis 3-Pack $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Mangula Paula Set Sleeveless Dress [Black] $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: Mangula Adele Set Short Dress [Black] $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Tiar trampe $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: Tiar punk girl $0L Lucky Board Prize

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

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

A Little More Cosmopolitan

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are enjoying a few more cosmopolitans, no not the drink but some group gifts from the Cosmopolitan Event's second May round. This is their anniversary month and they are celebrating 9 years, so most of the participating designers are offering gifts to honor the occasion. This round wraps up on the 29th, so time is of the essence and we could consider this "last call" if we stick with the adult beverage idea. 


Two gifts found their way into my first look, both tops that I paired with the Delizio jeans which are a marketplace freebie I adore. The top on the left is the Ricielli gift called V-shirt Baby Pink, and it comes in sizes for Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. It has a cropped loose hem and opening that reveals just the right touch of cleavage, very nice! The Loki - Sad Bunny Tee - White gift is also cropped but even shorter, with a much tighter fit and a cute bunny on the upper left. This gift is created to be worn on the Maitreya body. 


Next I changed into the lovely FashionNatic - Zury Top - Cosmopolitan Gift in its new color combination for this round. They had a gift with the same name for us in the first round of the month, with a black floral pattern instead. The pink trim here really accentuates those flowers, and the deep V both front and back is a fun flirty touch. It is included in Freya, Legacy, and Maitreya sizing. 


Apl.Blossom's gift for us is this delightful Sn.Francisco Body No.8 bodysuit, scattered with ghosts on a pretty purple background. It is provided in sizes for Freya, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies, with a high cut leg and short sleeves. 


If you are feeling flirty, be sure to claim the .Safira. gift called Akane Dress Black. There are two versions of this sheer dress, black and black hearts, as well as a thong style panty, that each come in sizes for Freya, Isis, Legacy, and Maitreya bodies. The delicate bows caught my eye as much as the peekaboo cutouts, and I find the plain version just as romantic as the one dusted with hearts. 


For my final look this evening, I slipped into the Candy Kitten group gift called *CK Savage love dress PINK. In addition to the original version with solid shirt beneath (seen on the left above), there is a version with no shirt and one with a fishnet shirt (right) that are each included in Freya, Legacy, Maitreya, and Petite sizing. There is also a HUD with lots of great options, like 20 colors for the laces and 35 textures for the top including solids and some with sayings. Several of the sayings are NSFW (not safe for work) so you might not want to play with the HUD at a non-mature location ;) I really like the Little Kitten option, with that sweet heart-shaped nose and touches of blush between the whiskers. 

My day was loaded with information and planning, as an older family member in another state is in need of medical attention so arrangements have been made. He will be fine in a few days, but will probably need IV antibiotics to take care of an infection. Cellulitis is a really unpleasant issue, and he is not the first family member of mine to cope with it in the past few years. I hope you're all having a pleasant day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts for Cosmopolitan:

Photo 1:
Top Left: Ricielli - V-shirt Baby Pink $0L Cosmopolitan Group Gift
Top Right: Loki - Sad Bunny Tee - White $0L Cosmopolitan Group Gift

Photo 2:
Top: FashionNatic - Zury Top - Cosmopolitan Gift $0L Cosmopolitan Group Gift

Photo 3:
Bodysuit: Apl.Blossom Sn.Francisco Body No.8 $0L Cosmopolitan Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: .Safira. Akane Dress Black $0L Cosmopolitan Group Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: Candy Kitten *CK Savage love dress PINK $0L Cosmopolitan Group Gift

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

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

Monday, May 24, 2021

Cosmopolitan Round 2

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are visiting the Cosmopolitan Event for the 2nd round of their 9th anniversary month. This one wraps up on the 29th of May so you will want to visit soon, with their free group tag active to claim the new set of gifts. Some of the designers are the same as the first May round, but not all, and they did change out the gifts for us so it is well worth visiting again. I am very grateful that I did, and love sharing these treats with all of you :)


My first look is the Cosmopolitan group gift from PrettyDeceased called Aurora Dress. It is a lovely mini dress with bare shoulders, ruched top, and ruffled detailing that are all complemented by the pretty floral pattern. It comes in sizes for Aphrodite, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Persephone bodies. I must confess that the names Aphrodite and Persephone are new to me as bodies, but am always intrigued to learn about various avatars on the market. 


Next we have the Avery Dress GIFT from Limited Addiction. This cozy dress has an attached hood and an add-on with masked and non-masked versions of the pixel heart you see on the front. The dress and add-ons are all provided in Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya sizes. The purple trim looks so cute with the main teal color, doesn't it?


This playful look is the Little Diamond gift of their *LD* La Loba bodysuit FATPACK. Its style is reminiscent of a biker jacket with those zippers and collar, and it does have a leathery sheen to the texture. The bodysuit comes in sizes for Freya, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies, with a HUD offering 18 color choices that include solids and ombres. 


This enticing dress is our Neutrality Dress Cream gift from [Eternus], which in my lighting seems to be a deeper almost bronze color that I am really fond of. It comes in Maitreya and Legacy sizes, and has a halter neckline above its knit texture and short skirt. I accessorized it with KUNGLERS' gift of Ionna bangles - wood. The left and right sets are both included and have a built in resize script, so you can adjust them with just a few clicks. The combination of earth tones in the bracelets and dress just felt right to me :)


For my final look of the evening, it may appear to be one gift since the pieces go so well together, but it is in fact two generous gifts. The top is the Savin. Leona x Bra - Red, a bandeau style with delicate ruffles and tied in the middle. The rich crimson color really is delightful! It is provided in sizes for Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Petite bodies. As for the bottom, that would be our Coco String-FATPACK gift from ~Nerido~. This revealing panty comes in Legacy and Maitreya sizes, with a 10 color HUD so you can pick your favorite shade for a little added variety. 

It has been a very warm weekend here, but things are going to cool down for a few days which will be nice for my electric bill ;) I am combining slight use of air conditioning with fans in each room I frequent, so it feels a bit muggy although not as bad as it is outside. I had a quiet couple of days, which I enjoyed, and am ready for the upcoming week (I think!). I hope you all had a terrific weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Cosmopolitan:

Photo 1:
Dress: PrettyDeceased - Aurora Dress Gift $0L Cosmopolitan Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Limited Addiction - Avery Dress GIFT $0L Cosmopolitan Group Gift

Photo 3:
Bodysuit: Little Diamond *LD* La Loba bodysuit FATPACK $0L Cosmopolitan Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: [Eternus] Neutrality Dress Cream $0L Cosmopolitan Group Gift
Bracelets: KUNGLERS - Ionna bangles - wood $0L Cosmopolitan Group Gift

Photo 5:
Top: Savin. Leona x Bra - Red $0L Cosmopolitan Group Gift
Panties: ~Nerido~ Coco String-FATPACK $0L Cosmopolitan Group Gift

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

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Butterflies Hunt

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I decided to go out on the hunt, and found some delicate blue butterflies for $1L as part of the Butterflies Hunt. There are many different prizes, most of which have preview images on the hunt's website along with the landmarks and hints for each butterfly. Because of this, I do suggest having that website open and available while you are hunting. 


First we see the charming Jeanne Dress - Butterflies prize from French Vintage Couture. It definitely lives up to the vintage in the store name, in warm earthy colors with beautiful butterflies and flowers. The prize includes fitmesh standard sizes as well as Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink versions. 


Next I headed to The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. and found their butterfly, which contains a prize simply called THE BUTTERFLY. The ribbed tank top has a pink and black butterfly on the upper left, and comes in standard mesh sizes plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine sizing. I paired it with the Delizio jeans that appear here on my blog from time to time, a marketplace freebie with several colors in system/BOM layers and appliers for Maitreya and Omega. 


I also found the prize at Wiccan Wears, and was happy to claim this ~WW~ Rose Twisted - Butterflies tank dress. It is provided in standard mesh sizing along with Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink body sizes. The vibrant blue butterflies look lovely against the sandy beige background, don't they?


Princess Stuff has multiple gifts inside their butterfly, starting with this gorgeous [Lass Dress]. It comes in Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, in iridescent looking teal with lavender ruffle. The style is very flatting to curves, as it hugs the bodice but flares out for the short skirt. The other treats contained in this prize are two framed butterfly photos, so you can add some fluttery fun to your living space as well. 


My final look of the evening comes from the ~MystRie~ female butterfly (yes, there is a male prize hidden in the store too!) and it is their Soft Flutters Gown. This beauty is provided in fitmesh standard sizing plus eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizes. The bodice is shaped like a butterfly to match its several different colored friends scattered about the full skirt. The upper back is nearly bare, other than the slender strap across the middle, so the elegance has a touch of sex appeal too. 

Whew, it is a warm weekend here! The temperatures have been rising and I would say that summer has just about arrived from a weather standpoint. I know the calendar won't reflect that for another month, but Memorial Day starts the vacation season sooner anyway :) I had a nice dinner with my parents, and plan to have a quiet weekend for the most part. Tomorrow evening is my night off from blogging, so I will return on Sunday with a brand new post. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Hunt Prizes from the Butterflies Hunt:

Photo 1:
Dress: French Vintage Couture - Jeanne Dress - Butterflies $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Top: The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. THE BUTTERFLY $1L Hunt Prize
Pants: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Blue) $0L Marketplace

Photo 3:
Dress: Wiccan Wears ~WW~ Rose Twisted - Butterflies $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Dress: .Princess Stuff. [Lass Dress] $1L Hunt Prize

Photo 5:
Dress: ~MystRie~ Soft Flutters Gown $1L Hunt Prize

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

Friday, May 21, 2021

Tres Chic Part Trois

 Hiya everyone! Tonight there are just a few more Tres Chic anniversary gifts that I want to share, although honestly there are simply dozens of wonderful treats you can claim with your free Tres Chic group tag. Most of the displays have a stack of 4 boxes with letters on them, which we click to receive our gifts which include a generous mix of clothing, accessories, and more. May is certainly a great month for celebrating event anniversaries!


For my first look I combined two gifts, so let's start from the top ;) That would be the Blamage gift called Joy Top - Black, which has a particularly versatile HUD. The top itself comes in sizes for Freya, Kupra, Kupra Bimbo, Legacy, Perky, and Maitreya bodies. Then the provided HUD has 7 sayings for the front (5 white trimmed in pink, two in either white or black like the one on the right above) and the ability to lift one side, both sides, or remove the top completely to leave the X tape pasties. There are even 10 color choices for each of the pasties, so you can mix and match the colors. My skirt here is the Loki - Heart Skirt - Pink&Black - Maitreya gift, a short flared mini skirt with black waistband and lovely heart pattern. I think of this as a flirty and romantic style that will look so nice beneath your favorite tops. 


I kept the Blamage gift top on here but changed into another skirt, the BlackOpium.Mona.FATPACK gift. This versatile skirt is provided in sizing for Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya, with an impressive three HUDs (solid, leather, and houndstooth) which each offer 20 color choices for the waist, base, and ruffle. You can mix and match these quite a bit, even using different HUDs for each section if you want. 


For something extra sexy, please be sure to claim your gift from KENNY ROLANDS which is their [KR] SEXY DUCLITA -LIGHTPINK-. The bra and panties are each included in Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, Perky, and Maitreya sizes, with a black lace overlay and golden chains on both pieces. They are really well crafted, alluring but not overly revealing, and I love the color combination. 


VARSITY has a cute casual gift for us called NAYARD ROMPER -BLUE-, and I am delighted to share it with all of you :) It comes in sizes for Kupra, Legacy, Perky, and Maitreya bodies, with slender spaghetti straps and a subtle knit texture. The vibrant color is going to be really fun for summer. I accessorized it a bit with another gift, the Jewelry Box & Co. - Butterfly Diamond Necklace. This lovely choker is loaded with gemstones and has a few delicate butterflies dangling from it, and the gift includes versions with and without "full bright" so you can try them both on and see which you prefer with your personal lighting settings. The one I am wearing is without the full bright, just to give you an idea. 

I am so relieved to have my hair cut and colored, so no more roots and my stylist took about 4" off the length. It has been growing faster lately it seems, so I am loving the way it feels so much lighter and bouncier. The natural waves show up better without being dragged down by its sheer weight, and it needed shaping with a few long layers. The color is my usual auburn, which is hiding lots of grays and some dull ashy brunette roots. There are several redheads in my family but connected by marriage so I could not inherit their gorgeous coloring, although my skin tone is pale enough to be a ginger. I hope you are all having a fantastic day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Tres Chic:

Photo 1:
Top: Blamage - Joy Top - Black $0L Tres Chic Group Gift
Skirt: Loki - Heart Skirt - Pink&Black - Maitreya $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 2:
Skirt: BlackOpium.Mona.FATPACK $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 3:
Lingerie: KENNY ROLANDS [KR] SEXY DUCLITA -LIGHTPINK- $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: VARSITY / NAYARD ROMPER -BLUE- $0L Tres Chic Group Gift
Necklace: Jewelry Box & Co. - Butterfly Diamond Necklace $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: AVALE Winona - Black Lace $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

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

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Still Looking Tres Chic

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we have more Tres Chic anniversary gifts to see, as there are so many that I am eager to share. You just have to join their free group to claim all of these treats by clicking the boxes (a set of 4 cubes with letters on them) in front of nearly every display. I was very impressed by the variety and generosity shown at this event, and it is open until the 10th of June so you have time to stop by and pick up some demos to do a little shopping in addition to claiming these gifts. 


My first look this evening is a sleek jumpsuit from ElvenElder called !EE Shooting Star Tres Chic Outfit. The fiery red design on the left side reminds me of lightning, only the branches are thinner and more abundant than I usually see. This gift includes sizes for Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies. 


Next we have the flirtatious gift from QUEENZ, their .Q. Mercy -FATPCK- dress. It includes eBody, Freya, Hourglass, Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya sizing, with a HUD offering 10 color options. The long sleeves and full length skirt are a fun contrast to the deep plunging neckline and V cutouts all along the sides. Speaking of the neckline, it seemed like a perfect frame for the .:{Sofia}:. Love&Co Diamond Jewelry Necklace - Pink gift. There are 4 layers built into this necklace, each a different length to be seen easily, and each is adorned with diamonds that are a mix of round and marquise cut. I included a closer view so you could appreciate the gems and the pink gold of the chains. 


There were actually several long gowns among these gifts, like this stunning Syleena from Rosary. It is provided in sizing for Freya, Hourglass, Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies, with a 5 color HUD so you can adjust to your favorite hue. The crushed velvet texture makes any of the colors a great choice, and I really enjoyed the daring slit and single long sleeve with other arm and shoulder completely bare. 


This beauty is the [RUNWAY] CHARMED DRESS -EMERALD- gift, with full ruffled bodice and unique train to the left side instead of centered in the rear as is common. It comes in Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, Perky, and Maitreya sizes, all in that beautiful shade of green that I find to be very flattering on most skin tones and with a wide range of hair colors. 


For my final look of the evening, I chose to unwind with a swimsuit gift :) This is the Ecru Couture - Simone Red, a one-piece halter suit with built in belt. It has modest coverage in the back, but the deep neckline keeps things sexy as does the racy red color. There are versions with and without materials enabled each in sizes for Legacy and Maitreya bodies, so you can wear the one that works with your viewer's video settings. I am fascinated by how fabric with materials enabled reflects any ambient light I walk near, and would gladly wear a tiny subtle body light to enhance that. 

My appointment with my podiatrist (foot doctor) went well, with just two nails that needed extra attention. It can be uncomfortable, but so are ingrown nails so I go with the healthier choice. Otherwise my day was fine, and I am looking forward to one last post full of Tres Chic gifts before switching to either another event or a hunt, just haven't decided yet. Tomorrow I am getting my hair cut and colored, which I am very excited about because it has been growing pretty quickly of late. I like the salon I go to and the stylist I have been seeing there for many years, so it should be a nice visit :) I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Tres Chic:

Photo 1:
Outfit: ElvenElder !EE Shooting Star Tres Chic Outfit $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: QUEENZ .Q. Mercy -FATPCK- $0L Tres Chic Group Gift
Necklace: .:{Sofia}:. Love&Co Diamond Jewelry Necklace - Pink $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: Rosary. Syleena. Tres Chic Gift $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: [RUNWAY] CHARMED DRESS -EMERALD- $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 5:
Swimsuit: Ecru Couture - Simone Red $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

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

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Tres Chic Anniversary

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I am pleased to be back and able to share some gifts from the Tres Chic 6th anniversary round. We need their free group tag active to click all the gifts, found inside a stack of 4 boxes with letters on them (2 by 2) which you will see in front of nearly every display. All the designers have special offers for sale that can help your wardrobe and living space look extra fashionable, so be sure to look around and see what tempts you. My looks this evening are focused on the wonderful group gifts :) This round is open until the 10th of June, having just opened, so we have plenty of time to explore and enjoy. 


My first look is both terrific dresses from Pink Fairy, whose gift pack includes their X Tina Dress - Leopard and X Tina Dress - Flames. Each dress and separate sleeves (so you can wear with or without) come in sizes for Freya, Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies. I really like the versatility with the detached sleeves, and the way the back is loosely laced together. 


Next I slipped into the Candy Kitten gift, called *CK* Naughty heart dress HOLO PINK. This sexy halter mini has a heart shaped cutout with lacing that matches the right hip slit, and that holographic texture is terrific! The gift is provided in Freya, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh body sizing. 


ANRAF is offering a generous group gift too, consisting of 4 versions of this ruffled strapless dress. In addition to the two you see above, there is a solid red version and another with the heart pattern on the entire dress. All four come in sizes for Alice, Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya bodies. 


This satiny treat is the Tahiti Set - White group gift from Vague. Their snowy top and skirt are each included in Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh body sizes, and did you notice the slender straps in the back that hold the top in place? Sexy!


For my final look this evening I left the Vague skirt on, but changed into the Bella / Poncho / Love Pink gift from TO.KISKI. It comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies, and says "Love" across the front with two hearts and some rainbow watercolor. The bared shoulder makes it a little bit flirty, and I think it will look just as lovely over your favorite shorts or jeans as it does with a skirt. 

Well it was certainly a much better day blog-wise than yesterday, LOL, although I still feel terrible about the last minute issue preventing me from blogging. I would have felt worse if I had not checked one last time and gone ahead and blogged items that would no longer be available within a couple of hours of my posting though, since I try to give you as much time as possible to claim any limited time gifts. Otherwise my day was similar to the previous two, with the crew still working on cleaning up the yard and the dead trees that had to be cut down, which is very noisy and I think somehow they aren't done yet. Tomorrow I have a podiatrist appointment for my ingrown toenails (a chronic issue thanks to very curved nail beds) which will probably be rather uncomfortable but worthwhile in the long run to avoid infection or further issues. Not exactly an exciting day, but one I think of as necessary for "routine maintenance" ;) I hope you're all having a pleasant day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Tres Chic:

Photo 1:
Dress Left: Pink Fairy X Tina Dress - Leopard $0L Tres Chic Group Gift
Dress Right: Pink Fairy X Tina Dress - Flames $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Candy Kitten *CK* Naughty heart dress HOLO PINK $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: ANRAF Gift for tres chic anniversaire $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: Vague. Tahiti Set - White - $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 5:
Top: TO.KISKI - Bella / Poncho / Love Pink $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

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