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    Divah Style

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I have plenty of group gifts to share, from Divah Style whose group is free to join. They seem to have been rebranded from Closet Style, so all of the item's names start with C.S, but they are definitely for the Divah Style group that you can join by clicking the sign next to the gifts. There are two midnight mania boards that you can also access with the group tag, so please give those a click while you are there as well :) I would describe the brand's style as chic and flirty, and I believe you will be as impressed as I am with their generous wall of gifts. One thing I would like to mention is that the unpacking process was unusual for me, and this could have been a random SL glitch but just in case...the unpacker HUDs that said add me did not indicate as 'no copy' which they usually do if something inside is not copyable and therefore cannot be distributed by an unpacking HUD that is attached to us. So I had to rez each box to the floor and unpack it the traditional way, no clicking, so I could retrieve every size and each item inside. You can right click and edit any unpacker/box and then click the contents tab to see what is inside, and check to see if it says no copy. I just don't want you to miss out on anything :)


    My first look this evening is the casual cutie [C.S]Set Anti-You. Its hoodie and sweatpants are each provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, while the matching sneakers are fitted for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink flat feet. The charcoal grey and deep red colors look great together, and the front does say "ANTI-YOU" just like the outfit's name. 


    Next I changed into the [C.S]Set Jessycah, designed for the Maitreya mesh body. It consists of the bra, sweater, skinny jeans, and sneakers, which combine to create a playful look. I love the distressed details on the jeans including the heart shaped spot on the front left thigh, and the subtle pattern on the sneakers that add just a tiny touch of color. 


    [C.S]Set GIFTS FLOWER could be your choice for a fun night out. This asymmetrical hemmed dress has a pale gray top trimmed in with a floral pattern and a pearl belt, with the flowers on the skirt appearing on the same silvery color background. It comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP bodies. 


    I also really like the .:C.S:. DRESS LUCIANA gift, since it is versatile as well as sexy. The dress comes in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes, with a HUD offering 5 textures to choose from. They all have some shade of blue or teal in them, and the two above have a similar pink to complement their teals beautifully. 


    One more look for the evening, we have the [C.S]Set Liza Romper which is yet another generous group gift. It is provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP bodies, with a HUD to choose from 3 colors of tie-dyed patterns. That spirit works so well with the dreamcatcher in the front, and the bare shoulders above dropped ruffled sleeves. I can easily see myself wearing this quite often in warm climates in SL all year round :)

    I feel like I am moving in slow motion tonight for some reason, but it wasn't a bad day here or anything. I got a few things accomplished in RL that I needed to, and I have more Divah Style group gifts to share in the next post or two so that is a comforting feeling. The weather is still bitter cold, but the ice storm that was supposed to be here tomorrow night and Tuesday looks like it will not be as severe as feared and might mostly pass by my immediate area. I was concerned about possibly losing power, and the generator didn't work the last time that happened so I really relieved that it won't be as bad. It just occurred to me that I might be feeling a little off because I had a few medication dosage tweaks recently and implemented one today, so this could just be my body trying to get used to it. Nothing to worry about :) I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from Divah Style:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: [C.S]Set Anti-You $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: [C.S]Set Jessycah $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: [C.S]Set GIFTS FLOWER $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: .:C.S:. DRESS LUCIANA gift $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Outfit: [C.S]Set Liza Romper $0L Group Gift

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I visited LEGENDAIRE when I heard that they still had their New Years gifts available outside, no group necessary. There are 4 giftboxes outside their store at the foot of the large 2021 display, and when you explore the inside of the store you can find even more free gifts that do not require a group tag to claim. These are quite generous and I appreciate them all very much :) I do not know how long the gifts outside will be available, so I do recommend you pick those up as soon as possible just in case. 


    My first look is a Christmas gift from outside called LEGENDAIRE SARA JUMPSUIT. It starts with the one piece jumpsuit in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. There is also a HUD for the suit that lets you pick from 8 intriguing patterns, two of which you can see above. Then we have a bag with built in hold pose, two bracelets, and a pair of strappy heels in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink high versions. 


    Next I changed into another gift found outside at the 2021, which is called LEGENDAIRE LOLA OUTFIT WITH BOOTS. The jacket, top, and skirt are each provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies, with a HUD for each...the jacket and skirt HUDs offer 10 patterned textures, while the top's HUD has 10 patterns and 10 solid colors to choose from. The boots are packed separately so please be sure to unpack those too, so you can receive the Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink Mid sizes. There is also a HUD for the boots, with 10 colors each for the socks, main shoe, and the laces. You can get really creative with mixing and matching, since there are so many vibrant options!


    Time to bring the party indoors ;) This is one of two gifts on the floor that you can see directly ahead of you when you enter their front door, their LEGENDAIRE YOU GOT THIS ! OUTFIT. There are 3 versions of the shirt included, each sized for Freya, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies. They are Faith, No Fear, and Healed, and since it might be hard to read I will type out the bible verse on the right above: "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power & of love & of a sound mind." -2 Timothy 1:7. I appreciate the sentiment, and feel like this will be a very uplifting message for some in a time when that is much needed. The jeans come in the same sizes, and even the mask I am wearing is included with the words Faith Hope and Love on it. It is unrigged so you can adjust it to fit your face comfortably. 


    My final look of the evening is extra shapely, as this mesh dress has a baby bump built in! I personally am not expecting a baby in RL or SL, but if you are you can represent that with the LEGENDAIRE PRADA MOMMY free gift. It comes in standard mesh sizes as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, all with a HUD offering 4 fun patterns. Because the skirt is full from below the bust, the maternity style isn't even obvious until we turn to the side. As you can see, it is a very flattering style for any pregnant mama. 

    I learned a lesson this morning, which is that if I am going to spend a very long time (probably 45 minutes) standing in line outdoors in below-freezing temperatures with wind gusts, I need earmuffs and a scarf even over the mask! I wound up with windburn which I am trying to soothe with aloe gel. The tasty food is worth it, even if I do not handle bitter cold temperatures too well. A few people brought their dogs, and I was most amused by the tiny one who had a very high pitched bark and people kept stopping to pet and coo over. I would have but my hands were numb, LOL, at least until one of the vendors very kindly gave me a pair of hand warmers. My parents arrived as I was leaving, so I gave my mom the hand warmers to use next. Tomorrow I am staying home and warm indoors, which is definitely a relief. I hope you're all having a nice weekend so far, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Gifts from LEGENDAIRE:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: LEGENDAIRE SARA JUMPSUIT $0L Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: LEGENDAIRE LOLA OUTFIT WITH BOOTS $0L Gift

    Photo 3:
    Outfit: LEGENDAIRE YOU GOT THIS ! OUTFIT $0L Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: LEGENDAIRE PRADA MOMMY $0L Gift

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I have some good news to share, along with free gifts and free hunt prizes. The news is that The Free Dove is bringing back their monthly hunts this year, starting with January's featured designer MY BAGS by Mila Blauvelt. There are 5 tiny green giftboxes with red ribbons hiding around The Free Dove location, with 5 at the MY BAGS mainstore, and for the ones I am sharing tonight (all from The Free Dove location) I will suggest searching all around, inside and outside, and even upstairs to find these little treats. The post on the Free Dove's website has a picture of the boxes, plus a guide to what prizes are inside. Before I arrived, I decided I would choose some clothing to wear while showing you the bags, so I picked a designer with a display of several terrific outfits while I was hunting :) That would be FurtaCor, and my link in the ending credits should either bring you directly there or at least provide an arrow from your map to their display. Well, let's get that Blessed By A Dove group tag active and head over to hunt and claim some group gifts!


    My first look starts with the ::::FurtaCor::::Dolly Dress, which you can pick up for free at their display with your Free Dove group tag. It comes in a single mesh size that seems to be for the Maitreya body, as that is what I am wearing with a great fit, and has a navy blue background scattered with daisies. In my left hand I am holding one of the hunt prizes, called MY BAGS MY KEY GRAY. It has a built in hold pose, and pretty styling with the key as zipper pull and the gray fur texture trimmed with black. 


    Next I changed into the [FurtaCor Female] Desiree Dress group gift, and was quite impressed by its versatility. The dress is provided in eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine sizing. Its HUD has 12 solid colors and 8 patterns to choose from for the top and skirt (separately) and 12 colors plus a hide option for the sheer skirt layer. On the right I hid that top skirt layer so you can see what it looks like without, very pretty either way! As for the hunt prize, that would be the charming MY BAGS Ma Coquette White. It has a hold pose built in, and a woven texture with white floral trim including a bow on the side. This is one of those cute styles I would definitely enjoy in RL too, as long as it holds my phone and sunglasses of course ;) I think my avi would need lindens and a lip gloss in hers, and maybe some mints and a picture of her and Xan. 


    It may be chilly weather in my part of the real world, but I can easily visit anywhere warm in SL that I wish. So when I spotted this :::FurtaCor Female:::Fany Bodysuit (Plain) at their display, I initially thought it was a swimsuit but have since decided it can be both. It includes Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, with a HUD offering 10 split-color choices (black plus another hue) and 5 solid colors. Since I am thinking swimsuit, I figure that we need a nice handy tote bag to carry our essentials for a day of fun in the sun, so I added the hunt prize called MY DUO BAG GREEN. It has a hold pose too, and is trimmed in green to complement the foliage of the floral pattern. This hunt prize also includes a matching hat, but my hair simply does not play well with hats so that part will be an extra surprise when you unpack yours. 


    My final look of the evening has a sporty dress called [FurtaCor Female] Herrera Rainbow. This group gift consists of sizes for Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya bodies, with a HUD offering 15 choices (9 colors with white stripes, 6 colors with rainbow design and contrasting trim). I accessorized with the MY BAGS MY MALEM RED hunt prize, which has an intriguing style that reminds me of flower petals. You can probably tell that it has a hold pose built in like most of these wonderful prizes, and is a nice size that I think of as not too big and not too small, just right :) The golden rope handles match the decoration on the front of the bag, and I do enjoy the mixture of gold and red. 

    It's time to do the "weekend is here" happy dance! Several of the vendors at the farmers market I will visit tomorrow have new foods for sale, and I am really eager to try them. One is a couple from Australia who creates delicious baked goods, and they are celebrating Australia Day here in the USA with all their customers :) The weather should be cold but clear, so I am actually looking forward to the warmth of wearing my mask, similar to wearing a scarf I suppose. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Gifts and Prizes from The Free Dove:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: ::::FurtaCor::::Dolly Dress $0L Free Dove Gift
    Bag: MY BAGS MY KEY GRAY $0L Free Dove Hunt Prize

    Photo 2:
    Dress: [FurtaCor Female] Desiree Dress $0L Free Dove Gift
    Bag: MY BAGS Ma Coquette White $0L Free Dove Hunt Prize

    Photo 3:
    Outfit: :::FurtaCor Female:::Fany Bodysuit (Plain) $0L Free Dove Gift
    Bag: MY DUO BAG GREEN $0L Free Dove Hunt Prize

    Photo 4:
    Dress: [FurtaCor Female] Herrera Rainbow $0L Free Dove Gift
    Bag: MY BAGS MY MALEM RED $0L Free Dove Hunt Prize

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I kept thinking about notices I had seen recently from FabFree that there were new group gifts, so I went on an adventure to find some to share. The FabFree group is free to join and is the group for the Fabulously Free in SL blog, which I always credit as one of my longtime inspirations and guides in my second life to find free or affordable fashions. I may be wearing thousands of linden dollars worth of essentials (body, head, hair, skin, etc.) in any given look, but my clothing is usually something much more budget-friendly. I enjoy the balance since if everything were expensive I would probably wear the same look for ages, but if everything were free I might not have the versatility (BOM, popular body size, Omega compatibility) that enables me to blog from a wide range of designers. Would you like to see some gifts that you can claim for absolutely free with your "I Am Fabulous" FabFree group tag?


    My first stop was AmAzInG CrEaTiOnS, where I scooped up this Undergarment Sexy Mini Dress 15 gift. It comes in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP sizes, with a hypnotic black and white pattern that really catches the eye. Did you notice the flirty bows above the slits on each thigh? I do appreciate such details. 


    From monochromatic to vibrantly colored, we next travel to MONOMANIA whose FabFree group gift is their My Crochet Dream - Mix Candy outfit. The top and shorts are each included in sizes for Altamura, Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. The teal and magenta look so pretty together, and I will be pleased to wear this outfit in the summer too. 


    This beauty is the gift from Shanti, called Set of Three Tulle Dresses. It includes Blue moon, Nebula (seen on the left above), and Supernova (right) varieties, each in sizes for Freya, Isis, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. The tight mini dress has an additional gauzy skirt layer attached that is star-studded and cascades to create a much longer hemline in the back. 


    Sweet Serenity Designs has a special gift for FabFree members, their SSD Katerina Black Leather Skirt and Top Set. Both pieces are created for the Maitreya mesh body, and are very well suited for your next outing. The top is tied in several places, while the mini skirt has an attached belt and some zipper detailing. Leather in SL always looks so flattering and soft yet rugged to me, love it!


    My final look of the evening comes from [Vips Creations] and is called Female Dress - [Candy Girl]. This mini with sweetheart neckline (accentuated by a bow) and sheer ruffled hem comes in sizes for Altamura Sofia, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. There is also a box within the box, so be sure to unpack the black lace panty liner set which includes standard mesh sizes plus eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine versions. It is actually a very useful item to have at hand for any skirt or dress you might wear that does not have panties built in, for that added bit of modesty while walking, dancing, etc. Or if someone decides to aim their camera where you aren't expecting it. 

    It was a busy day that involved a visit from a plumber (leak that was easily repaired) and a wild hockey game in the evening. It is very chilly, so I am glad to have a blanket for my lap and some cozy slipper-socks. 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: AmAzInG CrEaTiOnS Undergarment Sexy Mini Dress 15 $0L FabFree Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: MONOMANIA - My Crochet Dream - Mix Candy $0L FabFree Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: Shanti Set of Three Tulle Dresses $0L FabFree Gift

    Photo 4:
    Outfit: Sweet Serenity Designs SSD KATERINA BLACK LEATHER SKIRT AND TOP SET $0L FabFree Gift

    Photo 5:
    Dress: [Vips Creations] - Female Dress - [Candy Girl] $0L FabFree Gift

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight we are going to take a look at some of the group gifts found at the KEY STYLE store, whose group is free to join. They have about a dozen treats waiting for us, various styles and seasons among the tops, skirts, dresses, and even a pair of boots. A few are for the Maitreya body only, while others encompass several sizes so most of us can wear them easily. I encounter this designer at many events across the grid, so it was fun to visit them on their home turf, so to speak. 


    My first look this evening is their Mary Dress, which has a HUD so you can choose from 4 designs. The red button gives the satiny look on the left, while the others are various denim (blue, white, or black) trimmed in white lace and held closed in the front by both a zipper and some fun lacing. The gift includes Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizes.


    I love purple, so you can tell I was happy and grateful to claim this next gift, called Polly. She includes the flirty tank top and layered mini skirt, each in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies. The lower edges of both are trimmed in open weave lace, with a layer of the same on the upper tier of the skirt. I am a fan of the details :)


    This is the daring Beverly group gift, a dress whose design resembles a bra top with deep V skirt attached by slender ribbony strands on each side. In sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies, it also comes with a HUD so you can choose from 6 color schemes. The tops are on the sheer side and scattered with sparkles, and I think some colors appear more transparent then others. 


    I combined two gifts for this particular look, and it is safe to say that I am delighted with the results :) The top is our Beky Top gift, which is sized for the Maitreya body and has a HUD with 6 color choices. It is a versatile gift, and I enjoy the styling of being tied in the front with the ends dangling seductively. It paired really well with the GIULIA MINISKIRT, whose denim and lace combination made me smile. It comes in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, with a 6 color HUD that tints the denim in various fun hues but keeps the roses a vibrant red. 


    My final look of the evening is the charming MARIE OUTFIT. We start with the pretty blue dress, which comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies, then we add the strappy sandals in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink sizes. Next we have sunglasses in a unique style with curved arms, and then we top things off with a hat whose ribbon and flower match the blue perfectly. Please ignore that a bit of my hair is trying to play peekaboo through the hat, LOL, but it is a good reminder that not all hairstyles will play nicely with all hats. Both the hat and sunglasses are unrigged and can be adjusted. 

    It is nice to be back to blogging after my day off, and my appointment did not go as poorly as I had feared. The blood results are not as grim as I expected, and I will be making some simple lifestyle changes to help my body find a path to healing. They will be annoying at first as most changes are, but better for me in the long run so I'll just have to do my best to adjust. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from KEY STYLE:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: KEY STYLE MARY DRESS $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: KEY STYLE POLLY $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: KEY STYLE BEVERLY $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Top: KS beky top $0L Group Gift
    Skirt: GIULIA MINISKIRT $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Outfit: KS MARIE OUTFIT $0L Group Gift

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight's post is full of group gifts found at Egoxentrikax, and while they are for different groups, each and every group is free to join. I was very happy with my visit there, and spent a little too much time browsing and picking up demos for future reference ;) My inventory is perhaps fuller than it should be as it is, but that does not always stop me. The gifts are all on the same wall, next to the main entrance, so they are easy to find and there are signs near each to click and join the group if you are not already a member. Just watch local chat for the link :) Then with each group tag active, click the photo of the gift and it will be all yours to enjoy.


    First we have the beautiful EGO - Lucy Gown Dress - Group Gift, which is for the store's own group. The gown comes in Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous mesh body sizes. The flowing red skirt is a striking contrast against the white belt and sweetheart strapless bodice. 


    Two gifts here, so I will start from the top ;) That would be the EGO - Diana Top Group Gift ::3 Textures which is also for the store's Egoxentrikax group, free to join. It is provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous bodies, and the 3 textures on the HUD are the two shown above plus a racy red option. If you join the Fashion Mesh group, you can also claim the flirty EGO - Caramel Skirt for free. This micro mini skirt has two slender straps on each hip that cross in the back, and there are cute silvery bows on each attachment point. The gift includes Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. 


    I kept that skirt on since it is a versatile neutral and I have more tops to share :) This one is the adorable EGO - Lena Top Group Gift for the SL Mesh Body group, and it has a pastel print of unicorns enjoying some tasty looking snacks. It comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous mesh bodies, plus a fitmesh M for classic avatars. 


    Maybe you enjoy shirts with bare shoulders but drop sleeves (like I do), and if so I hope you are in the News.SL group or have another open group slot for it :) The gift for them is this charming EGO - Louisa Shirt Group Gift, in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies. The lilac color is very flattering, and the details all caught my eye like the multiple zippers and the single button holding the front together. 


    My final look of the evening is another top, this time a gift for the free-to-join Paparazzi Fashion Group. The sexy EGO - Zola Top is waiting for you in plenty of mesh body sizes: Alice, Altamura, eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Star Body, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine. It has a delicate floral image on the left, and has both a low cut neck and cropped hemline. All of these tops will look perfect with your favorite jeans, skirts, or pants too, I just appreciated having something from Egoxentrikax to wear them with tonight. 

    My house is peaceful again so I am having a decent night, although the hockey game I watched was simply embarrassing for my favorite team. Tomorrow we play the same team, but I am confident it will not be the same results. Speaking of results, I have an appointment with my family doctor to go over the disturbing results of the blood tests I had last week, so I have to get up early and be out for most of the day. This means I am most likely taking tomorrow evening off from blogging, but will be back very soon with as many treats as I can find :) I spent an extra couple of hours this morning tracking down potential leads and taking landmarks with notes, so I have some fun ideas for the next several posts. That is a consistent thing I enjoy about SL, there is always something new to discover. I hope you're all having a pleasant day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from Egoxentrikax:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: EGO - Lucy Gown Dress - Group Gift $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Top: EGO - Diana Top Group Gift ::3 Textures $0L Group Gift
    Skirt: EGO - Caramel Skirt $0L Fashion Mesh Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Top: EGO - Lena Top Group Gift $0L SL Mesh Body Gift

    Photo 4:
    Top: EGO - Louisa Shirt Group Gift $0L News.SL Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Top: EGO - Zola Top $0L Paparazzi Fashion Group Gift

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I would like to share some wonderful gifts from RebelsSpirit, which are set for sale for $0L but intended as group gifts. They are transferable so you can give them to your friends (pick them up more than once if you wish to do so) but they are not intended to be resold since you will be getting them for free. There are very colorful outfits among the gifts, and I am grateful for the wide range of casual to formal looks. 


    My first look is the lovely RebelsSpirit Group Gift 05 which is a full length gown that has cutouts in the front and on the sides for a mostly bare back. The dress comes in 5 standard sizes and 5 fitmesh sizes for classic avatars, as well as eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizing. I love the intricate design emblazoned on the fabric!


    Next I slipped into the RebelsSpirit Group Gift 11, a sweater and skirt pairing with each provided in standard mesh sizes plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP body versions. The scalloped hem of the skirt looks great with the buttons down its front, and I am a fan of the vibrant sweater with detailed elephant image. 


    RebelsSpirit Group Gift 07 is a flirty halter with ruffles and a gorgeous floral pattern on a gold background. It includes Altamura Sofia, eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Signature, Star Body, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizes. I feel like this suits any season or time of year, just by being such a cheerful look. 


    Isn't this fabric mesmerizing? You can also claim the RebelsSpirit Group Gift 08 for free, ready to give to a friend or keep for yourself. It comes in classic M and fitmesh M for classic avatars, with sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Voluptuous mesh bodies. The diamond texture really suits the styling in the back, both the cutout and the pointed hemline. 


    My final look of the evening is the RebelsSpirit Group Gift GENEVIEVE, who has me craving a visit to somewhere tropical. It consists of matching tied tube top and maxi skirt, each in standard sizes as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body versions. The tie dyed texture is a visual treat, and speaks to my inner hippie ♥.

    It was a quiet day here, nothing too exciting...houseguest is leaving in the morning, so tomorrow should be a pleasant day :) He hasn't been too awful this visit, just awkward and tends to talk to me like he would talk to his young children. You know that tone of voice, LOL, like gingerly but firmly? I am a few years (7 maybe) older than him, so it is really odd. Oh well, he and housemate had a good time so I am okay with it. They didn't go anywhere, and have done nothing inappropriate for our current health climate, and the guest works from home and gets everything delivered so has not been exposed to anything dangerous. Believe me, I questioned everything beforehand! With my health issues seeming to multiply lately, and my dad starting radiation treatment soon, I was not willing to risk anything. I hope you've all had a terrific weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Gifts from RebelsSpirit:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: RebelsSpirit Group Gift 05 $0L Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: RebelsSpirit Group Gift 11 $0L Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: RebelsSpirit Group Gift 07 $0L Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: RebelsSpirit Group Gift 08 $0L Gift

    Photo 5:
    Outfit: RebelsSpirit Group Gift GENEVIEVE $0L Gift

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight we are visiting a single store, BE BOLD, where you will find a wall of gifts for various groups. I will be sharing many of those in this post :) They are mostly free to join, with an exception of a $4L fee to join one of them, so overall quite the bargain. These multi-designer groups are helpful to find out about sales and events in addition to all of the gifts available from participating stores, so I am a member of several of this type of group. 


    First we have the group gift for the Mesh Body Friends group (free to join) called .::BE BOLD::. Gift Dress Graphite #3. This simple and chic sleeveless mini comes in sizes for Altamura, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP bodies. The dark grey color will accentuate your favorite jewelry, whether they are neutral or boldly hued. 


    Next I changed into the .::BE BOLD::. Group Gift #4 which is for the Sexy Fashionable Gorgeous Me group. This group has a $4L fee to join, which is probably so low to keep scammers and spammers out of it while still being able to provide us with news and gifts. This top and skirt pairing are each provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. The skirt has an extremely subtle floral pattern, while the strapless top is solid shiny black. 


    If you are a member of the FabFree group, please change to that group tag and claim your .::BE BOLD::. Group Gift #7. This knit halter dress has a high neckline that dips all the way down to reveal a bit of bum cleavage in the back, and includes a HUD with 3 neutral color choices (two above plus black). It comes in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing. 


    This group is new to me, so let me introduce you to the VIP group which is short for Very Important Purchase :) It is free to join with lots of generous designers who participate, and BE BOLD is offering their Group Gift #11 just for us. It comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies, in deep burgundy with a wide black belt. It has short sleeves and an even shorter hemline, with a zipper in the front for added visual interest. 


    My final look of the evening is the .::BE BOLD::. Group Gift #13 which is especially for the [FaShIoNable] group, also new to me as well as free to join :) Our gift is a strapless mini with high-low hemline and built in belt, in a camo print for those times you want to pretend to blend in but you look just too good to hide. This treat is provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizes. 

    My day had two very distinct pieces to it, with an enjoyable morning and early afternoon at the farmers market picking up all sorts of delicious food, then an afternoon and evening hiding from the housemate's annoying houseguest. He is here until Monday, so I am just trying to be patient until then. I think he tried to drink his body weight in cheap beer tonight, LOL, so I guess it's good to have goals. I might be feeling a tiny bit snarky ;) The housemate will have to empty the recycle can in the kitchen a few times this weekend I'm sure. I am trying to remember why one of the people I talk to each week at the market was saying "not my circus, not my monkeys" earlier but that amusing expression seems to apply to my evening too. I hope you're all having a beautiful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from BE BOLD:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: .::BE BOLD::. Gift Dress Graphite #3 $0L Mesh Body Friends Gift

    Photo 2:
    Dress: .::BE BOLD::. Group Gift #4 $0L SexyFashionableGorgeousMe Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: .::BE BOLD::. Group Gift #7 $0L FabFree Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: .::BE BOLD::. Group Gift #11 $0L VIP Very Important Purchase Gift

    Photo 5:
    Dress: .::BE BOLD::. Group Gift #13 $0L [FaShIoNable] Gift

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I would like to invite you to visit the YM SHOP with me, where you will find a bounty of group gifts and even some lucky boards for lots of versatile outfits. The group is currently free to join, although I am not sure for how long since I remember there being a fee before and the group's description even mentions a $20L cost to join. Honestly that is not a bad deal, but if you are able to join now while it is still free I would highly recommend it :) The wall to the left when you walk through the entrance is where you will find the group gifts, some large images you can click and two vendors with photos to scroll through. When the one you want is in the middle, just click it with their group tag active and it delivers it automatically, very simple to use. A few gifts towards the right seemed to be set for a different group, and are not among tonight's looks here. I did not have much time to wait for the lucky boards to change to a D, so I do not have any of those prizes to share yet, just some wonderful group gifts. 


    My first look this evening is the YM SHOP_Adriana Dress, a group gift that is loaded with excellent details. The dress itself is included in Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh body sizes, with a HUD offering an impressive 30 texture choices. There are so many different colors and patterns to choose from, so I just randomly picked two that seemed varied enough to give you an idea. That fringy skirt makes me want to dance! 


    I really like the idea of a simple, stylish romper for weekend wear, so I gladly claimed this YM SHOP_Arya Romper. There are two versions, with and without the laces in the deep V neckline, each in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies. It also includes a HUD with 40 colors for the romper, the same 40 choices for the laces, and 5 metal tones for the rivets that the laces go through. You can get really creative with your look, and it is all thanks to these HUDs. 


    Another irresistible group gift is this YM SHOP_Indyla Dress, a strapless mini with lush ruffles in Altamura, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh body sizes. There is also a HUD so you can choose from 27 options, 25 of which are various colors of the style on the left above with 2 solids with contrasting solid colors as on the right. If you ever are unsure about what a HUD will do, I really suggest just go ahead and click different buttons and see what happens :) You cannot do any damage, and it will help you see all the ways you can tint your outfits. 


    The YM SHOP_Sera Dress has a strong association with the number 13 for me, as it comes in 13 different colors that are each packed separately. Unpack any color and you will find what I call the lucky 13 of mesh sizes: 5 classic, 5 standard, Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink. On the left is Blue Sequin above, and Gold was my choice on the right. The others are beige, black, emerald, fuschia, green sequin, pink sequin, purple sequin, red, red sequin, and white, so there is a wide range of both color and texture to choose from here. I love the way the back swoops down to gather loosely above the formfitting skirt. 


    For my final look of the evening, I changed into the daring YM SHOP_Amande Dress and took advantage of another generous HUD. The dress comes in Altamura, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizing. The HUD has a whopping 47 choices for our texture, with solid and sheer latex plus sheer lace and even translucent with cobwebs decorating a few colors. The back and front both have flirty dips, and you can see that my rear view is showing off some bum cleavage, so be mindful of that when deciding where to wear this little number. 

    Are you all ready for the weekend? Mine started with dinner at my parents', and continues in the morning with a visit to my favorite local farmers market which I always appreciate. Then it will take a downturn with my housemate's houseguest arriving, ugh...the one I don't get along with...he is awkward and unfriendly, so I will spend most of my time hiding in here with my TV and the computer. That does mean I will be hanging out with all of you in a way, so that is a plus :) Oh and tonight was fun because I got to watch my favorite hockey player get his first NHL hat trick, 3 goals in one game. He is smaller than most of the guys on the team and in the league, so he has to work extra hard and it has been paying off. Well I hope you all have a fantastic weekend ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from YM SHOP:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: YM SHOP_Adriana Dress $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: YM SHOP_Arya Romper $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: YM SHOP_Indyla Dress $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: YM SHOP_Sera Dress $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Dress: YM SHOP_Amande Dress $0L Group Gift

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight we are visiting the KitCat store, whose free group tag gives you access to several group gifts in addition to the 10 lucky boards right by their front door. They feature clothing for the Maitreya body, and lots of great accessories to help you jazz up your outfits to suit your personal tastes. I enjoyed my visits there, and even wound up chatting with some other residents who were hanging out at the lucky boards waiting for our initials to appear. I am delighted to show you a few of the prizes I won, and a couple of group gifts I eagerly claimed from the other side of the small wall behind the front desk. 


    My first look tonight is a group gift that you could use to wrap up an evening, their KitCat - Onesie Group Gift. It includes a handy HUD to let you choose from 3 colors of plaid patterns (the two above and green) with options to turn the hood and socks each off or on. I hid the socks on the right but left the hood showing so you could get a better look :)


    Several of the gifts and prizes are tops, so I have changed into the black pair of Delizio jeans from their free marketplace fatpack, which includes several other colors each in system/BOM layers plus appliers for Maitreya and Omega. The top is a group gift called KitCat - Tied Tank GG, and fits the Maitreya body. There is also a HUD provided, with 12 colors for the tank top and 2 for the trim, black and white. This is certainly a flirty look, and the top will look great with any pants or skirt you wish to wear it with. 


    This cute top is the KitCat - HeartSick Tied Tube Top Lemon, and you can win it from their lucky boards if your initial shows up. Like their other clothing it is made for the Maitreya body, and has slender detached sleeves as well as the knot referenced in its name. The stripes are a pretty touch too!


    This lucky board prize is the MS Design :: Torn Top (Red) which leads me to believe that the store had a rebrand somewhere along the way :) Some of the prizes and gifts have the MS Design name while others say KitCat. This sexy prize includes the top, the collar (separate piece), and a HUD with 4 metal choices for the chain on the collar piece. Wear it with or without the collar, totally up to you, and either way you will have bare shoulders and daringly bare belly and lower breasts. 


    My final look of the evening is another lucky board prize, this one called :: MS Design :: Fuzzy Cozy Sweater Red. There are plenty of possibilities here, as it includes not only the sweater and the text overlay add-on, but a HUD offering two color choices for the sweater (solid or striped) and a bevy of choices for the text overlay. You can pick from 17 text sayings or 6 symbols, just click the arrows on the HUD to get from page to page. The text I chose on the left, Nap Queen, seemed all too appropriate after my week so far, LOL, and the symbol of a cat's face peeking over the light grey stripe was too cute not to share. 

    Whew, it is almost Friday and I am relieved because this week has been a wild one. The blood draw from Tuesday had a problem because my doctor used the wrong code for one of the tests (?) and I had to go back in for another draw. Apparently the tubes the first time have something in them to clot the blood and then the blood is spun and the unclotted part is analyzed. But the correct test needed to be analyzed without being clotted, so two more tubes were drawn today. I had my podiatrist appointment yesterday with lots of digging around my ingrown toenails *cringe* so I have had some interesting days. Tomorrow is dinner at my parents' house, and that won't involve anything sharp or stressful so I can look forward to it ;) Meanwhile I hope you are all having a terrific day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Gifts and Prizes from KitCat:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: KitCat - Onesie Group Gift $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Top: KitCat - Tied Tank GG $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Top: KitCat - HeartSick Tied Tube Top Lemon $0L Lucky Board Prize

    Photo 4:
    Top: :: MS Design :: Torn Top (Red) $0L Lucky Board Prize

    Photo 5:
    Top: :: MS Design :: Fuzzy Cozy Sweater Red $0L Lucky Board Prize

    Pants Photos 2-5: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Black) $0L Marketplace

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight's post features more gifts for the SLFO or SL Frees & Offers group, which is free to join and has an impressive collection of participating designers. They share information about events, sales, and specials in addition to many offering free gifts to be claimed with the SLFO group tag. They have been a valuable part of my SL experience for years, and will always have a place among my precious group slots :) I enjoy the in-world group chat too, as it can alert to a midnight mania that needs a certain number of clicks in a short time, or a sale ending in an hour, little news flashes such as those. Friendly folks there too, which of course makes any group chat more welcoming and appreciated. 


    First we have the lovely Mayla Night Dress from Brunsen Couture, a playful strapless mini in glittery silver. This group gift includes sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. The hemline gets surprisingly low when viewed from behind, and I really enjoy the ruffled layers throughout.


    DIESELdeluxe is on the same sim as Brunsen Couture, and they have a wonderful gift for the SLFO group too. This is their Beulah Outfit Top&Skirt Pride Jeans, and you will find each piece provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. The dark denim tube top has pretty ruffles and a tiny opening in the front, and who can resist the rainbow stripes and contrasting stitching of the skirt?


    Next we have the gift from *caramelo de fresa* called Dress M-0318. It is a versatile cutie, in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies with a 12 color HUD. The white bows stay the same in any color choice, with the rest of the dress having two similar hues for contrast. I love the dainty pockets on the front, and the way the belt matches the hem ruffle perfectly.


    I also stopped by Eliya.K where I found a gift waiting for us called Gul Dress - STEEL (Plain). It comes in Freya, Isis, and Maitreya sizing, with a HUD offering 12 colors for the skirt add-on as well as the option to hide it. I found that out by clicking the eyeball to see what it did ;) The long full skirt layer has a playful fishnet texture to it, and looks great in any color you choose. The belt is attached too, and is a nice touch for wearing the dress with or without the skirt add-on visible. 


    I combined two gifts to create my final look of the night, and was quite pleased with the results. The top is the Caboodle - Turtleneck Sweater - Purple, which has flattering stripes and fits Hourglass and Maitreya mesh bodies. The jeans are our gift from CLOCKHAUS called Malibu Jeans Ombre, which you can claim in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. They go from blue down to black, with ripped knees and some fun insets of pale material on both the thighs and the rear pockets which say "LOVE" on them. Both of these gifts will look terrific with so many different pieces from your wardrobe, and I am excited about all the possibilities. 

    I have a few extra plans for tomorrow that made me decide that I should take tomorrow evening off from blogging. So no post tomorrow, but I will be back with a new post on Thursday night :) I have to talk to someone in the morning about the blood test I had drawn earlier, as my doctor used a code that is not a test that my lab can do (??) so they can either use that sample for a similar test, or send me to a different lab company to get more blood drawn. They left a message while I was on the way home, and they left for the day so I have to wait for them to call again. I would prefer they do the similar test with the same blood sample (no additional needles, thanks!) but I also feel like the doctor should be the one to decide since she is the expert and knows what information she needs from the tests. Then I have an unrelated appointment for my feet, and the first hockey game of the 2021 season if I can manage to stay awake and alert for it ;) I have the feeling that when I go out tomorrow, like today I will wind up having to stop several other places and will be out for much longer than I'd like, hence the decision that I have too much going on to comfortably blog at night. This magpie needs some rest or she'll have ruffled feathers, LOL! It is all being done for the benefit of my health in the long run, so it is worth the bit of chaos this week. I hope you're all having a fantastic day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts for SLFO:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: Brunsen Couture - Mayla Night Dress $0L SLFO Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: [DIESELdeluxe] Beulah Outfit Top&Skirt Pride Jeans $0L SLFO Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: *caramelo de fresa* dress M-0318 $0L SLFO Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: Eliya.K - Gul Dress - STEEL ( Plain ) $0L SLFO Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Top: Caboodle - Turtleneck Sweater - Purple $0L SLFO Group Gift
    Pants: CLOCKHAUS - Malibu Jeans Ombre $0L SLFO Group Gift

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight it occurred to me that it had been quite a while since I explored the group gifts for the SLFO group, so that is precisely what I did. The group's initials stand for SL Frees & Offers, and their aim is to provide information about sales, events, and freebies throughout Second Life. Many participating designers offer free group gifts for the SLFO members, several of which I have found and will be showing you this evening :) Sometimes that is a challenge since stores seem to move fairly often, and I teleported into at least 3 wrong locations today, LOL...imagine thinking you are landing in a clothing store but instead appear at a nude beach! Even more of a problem is landing in someone's private home, so I am grateful that didn't happen this time. Don't worry, I have double checked the links in my ending credits to make sure you will wind up in the correct store. These generous gifts are certainly worth the effort, and I am grateful for each and every one.


    I started at ALB, where I eagerly claimed their gift called BREE gown heels jewels. This gift includes the catsuit base in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink appliers, and continues with two flexi skirts (both seen on the left, skirt 2 only on the right) and a generous helping of accessories. The heels come in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink high sizing, and the additional pieces of this look are two necklaces, earrings, armbands for each arm, a belt with flowers, a thigh band, and not shown are a headband and a ring for the left hand. That sure is an impressive collection! You can wear as many or as few of these as you wish, to create the look you prefer. Please click the image for a full view, as it is a wider photo than usual.


    Next I visited .:AMUI:. where I found a wall dedicated to group gifts, and I claimed the SLFO treat called "Lorena" - Blue. (The other gifts are different colors for various groups, so be sure to see if any other groups you belong to are represented!) This pretty star-dusted mini with white ruffle comes in sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. To claim the gift, please right click the image and choose the $1L button, which will be immediately refunded as the gift is delivered. 


    Asteria is ready to brighten your day with a group gift too, this one called "Alecia" Top&Skirt - Fatpack. There are Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes each of several different colors of the top and skirt seen here, each of those in gold or silver for the metal accents. The 7 colors include black (top left), brown, damson (top right), lagoon (skirt left), navy, purple (skirt right), and red. I am wearing silver versions on the left, gold on the right, and loving all the potentials here :) The top looks like it was trimmed out of a biker jacket, and both pieces are wonderfully detailed in any color. 


    If you are craving something sexy to wear, look no further than the gift from !! Julia Style!! which is named Edit Mini Dress. This slightly see-through dress is very short and trimmed with lace at the hem, so I would even consider layering pants of some sort beneath for modesty if the occasion calls for it. The gift includes Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine sizing, with a 10 color HUD. Versatility just adds to its obvious appeal, and think of all the fun ways you could accessorize this gift. 


    My final destination of the evening was Brii Underground, who have several terrific gifts for various gifts such as their SLFO treat seen here. The MARG LOISIRS STYLE COMPLET OUTFIT really is a full outfit with all the trimmings, starting with the bustier and high waisted pants each in standard mesh sizes along with eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine body versions. The gift also includes matching heels in Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink High sizes, as well as the earrings, choker, sunglasses, and even the makeup you see here in a system/BOM layer plus an Omega applier. The makeup is a smoky eyeshadow with bold red lipstick, adding an extra chic touch to this fashionable ensemble.

    Oh my goodness, what a weird day...I kept feeling like I had forgotten to do something, and unfortunately I was right. It was a follow-up blood test, nothing too serious but I should have had it done right away instead of waiting until a week before my next appointment with the family doctor. So that is my plan tomorrow, I am scheduled for an afternoon blood draw, then Wednesday I go to a totally different doctor to have my toenails trimmed and ingrown nails taken care of. From head to toe, this week is about routine maintenance I guess ;) At least the blood results will be ready before I visit that doctor next week, and we can reevaluate and adjust any meds as needed. In these stressful times, I still urge everyone to take care of yourselves in order to stay happy and healthy. I hope you're all having a peaceful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts for SLFO:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: ALB BREE gown heels jewels $0L SLFO Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Dress: .:AMUI:. "Lorena" - Blue $0L SLFO Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Outfit: Asteria - "Alecia" Top&Skirt - Fatpack $0L SLFO Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: !! Julia Style !! Edit Mini Dress $0L SLFO Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Outfit: Brii Underground **MARG LOISIRS STYLE COMPLET OUTFIT $0L SLFO Group Gift

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight's post is all about cold weather, as the hunt prizes I am sharing come from the Let It Snow Hunt 4. We are looking for a tiny snowperson with a scarf (flat prim image) for $1L in each store, with hints on the hunt website to guide us. The website also has some preview images along with all of the landmarks, so you will want to have it open and available while you follow the hunt path. I randomly chose 5 hunt gifts that are ladies fashion, but you will also see that there are mens fashion and home decor items among the many prizes. 


    My first look comes from one of the sponsors of the hunt, Wiccan Wears. Their snowman holds this lovely ~WW~ Ava Teal Snowflake Dress & Boots, which are a great way to stay mostly warm while flashing hints of skin. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes along with Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP versions. The prize also includes the peeptoe stiletto boots in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing. 


    When the weather gets chilly, a common instinct is to reach for a soothing warm drink, as I have done here :) This is the female hunt prize from ~MystRie~ (male prize is in a separate snowman) called Snow Days Loungewear, a single mesh piece in fitmesh standard sizes (S, M, L) as well as versions for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine bodies. The snowflake coffee mug is included too, and it has a built in animated hold pose with sipping motion as shown above. There is even subtle steam rising from the beverage for added realism.


    Next we visit [Ari-Pari], whose snowperson holds this delightfully versatile Winter Knit V-Neck Dress - LISH4. The long sleeved dress hugs every curve, and has a pretty snowflake and stripe pattern whose flake colors match the solid sleeve color in your choice of 8 hues via HUD. The dress is provided in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizes. Special note: the landmark on the website is the store's old location, so please use the one from my ending credits (or right sidebar, as they are one of my sponsors) to make sure you visit their new home. I sent a message to the hunt organizers this morning, but as of right now they have not updated the website yet. That is not a complaint, as we all know how busy both RL and SL can be, just trying to be as helpful as possible to them and you :)


    Double the dresses means double the fun! Our hunt prize from Artistic.Rage is their A.R Snowyflake Dress Light/Dark, and both shades of blue are each provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. The various white flakes look striking against each color, and the little peek of white on the neckline brings out the white of the pattern even more. 


    My final look of the evening is the Prairie - Camila Gift, a pretty striped sweater and long distressed skirt. Each come in Freya, Isis, Legacy, Legacy Perky, Hourglass, Hourglass Petite, Maitreya, and Maitreya Petite sizing, so there is a wide range. I am really impressed with the ingenuity of the mesh body makers community, to have various ways to modify their bodies to suit more and more shapes and sizes. Not all curvy women have the same curves, and not all curvy people are women, so this allows for more flexibility in self-expression. I am always pleased to see more clothing brands supporting the different sizing by including those versions in their offerings like this. 

    It is a chilly evening here, so I am even more bundled up in RL than I am in these images tonight ;) Slipper socks, the kind with the non-skid gripper things on the bottom, are a must for me...I am wearing a pair of those and a robe for warmth, and my lap blanket is protecting my legs from the cold air. The window I sit in front of tends to let in the outdoor temperatures, not fun but I am used to it by now. I hope you're all having a wonderful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Hunt Prizes from Let it Snow Hunt 4:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: Wiccan Wears ~WW~ Ava Teal Snowflake Dress & Boots $1L Hunt Prize

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: ~MystRie~ LISH4 Women's Gift $1L Hunt Prize

    Photo 3:
    Dress: [Ari-Pari] Winter Knit V-Neck Dress - LISH4 $1L Hunt Prize

    Photo 4:
    Dresses: Artistic.Rage A.R Snowyflake Dress Light/Dark $1L Hunt Prize

    Photo 5:
    Outfit: Prairie - Camila Gift $1L Hunt Prize

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight we are visiting the Designer Showcase event, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary with lots of gifts for everyone. Their VIP group is free to join, and most of the designers have a gift available at their display. I am so happy for them to reach such an impressive milestone! This round is open until the 25th, so you have a couple of weeks left to stop by and check it out. 


    Our first look this evening is the gift from zOOm called Misty Dress, and it is a flirty little beauty. This sheer mini comes in eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, with a 5 color HUD so you can pick your favorite shade. The rear view is as flattering as the front, don't you think?


    1 Hundred. is also offering a translucent treat for all group members, their Sheer Sundress. Teal. There are panties in addition to the dress, each sized for Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya mesh bodies. Since they are separate pieces, you can always slip out of the panties if the occasion calls for it ;)


    I was also impressed by the Tori's Stylez gift, which is called TS-Formal-Sylvana-V3-Fatpack. The top and skirt are each provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies, with a 16 color HUD that also has the ability to turn the sheer layer on the skirt off and on. There are so many terrific colors to choose from, from deep to pastel, so one is bound to suit your mood or match any jewelry you might want to pair with it. 


    Another striking formal look can be found inside the gift box from LRD (Loud Rebel Designs) called Zyra dress Chalk. This full length column gown has a daring slit on the left side, draped and gathered beneath the bare shoulders. The gift includes sizes for Freya, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies. I really like the ombre coloring, and the floral pattern.


    My final look of the evening is an elegant and versatile gift from Sascha's Designs, their SAS - Sastrice WhiteBlack Gown. The mesh base gown comes in classic sizes S, M, L, along with Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh body versions. There is also a shoulder deco made of floaty flexi, plus splash skirts for left and right (seen on the left above) and low flexi skirts (right in photo) attached to the left and right of the hem. With so many components to combine how you wish, you can get creative and wear it multiple times as completely different looks.

    I would say I had a nice Saturday overall, with brisk but clear weather for my outing to the farmers market. The people there are always friendly and I enjoy chatting with them as one of the highlights of each week. I hope you're all enjoying your weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from Designer Showcase:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: zOOm - Misty Dress $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Dress: 1 Hundred. Sheer Sundress. Teal $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: Tori's Stylez TS-Formal-Sylvana-V3-Fatpack $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: LRD Zyra dress Chalk gift $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Dress: Sascha's Designs SAS - Sastrice WhiteBlack Gown $0L Group Gift

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

     Hiya everyone! Tonight we are starting our weekend at Tastic, a terrific store with a free group that will allow you to access several group gifts for men and women as well as lucky boards upstairs. Those also have male and female prizes, so this is the place to be for any avatar :) I enjoyed hanging out upstairs with those lucky boards, waiting to win all sorts of quality prizes, and I combined them with some of the group gifts for this evening's looks. 


    First we have the Tastic-Don't Be Basic Unicorn Shirt which is one of many lucky board prizes you might win. It has a delightful image on the front with unicorns frolicking, and comes in sizes for Alice, Altamura, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP bodies. It goes really well with the Tastic-Naughty and Nice Pants with Hud, since you can change their color to your choice of 8 denim hues. This lucky board prize includes Altamura, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP sizing in addition to the HUD. The front of the right thigh says Naughty, while the back says Nice, so which do you believe?


    I also got lucky and won this lovely Tastic-Brianna Top with Hud from one of the boards. It comes in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine sizing, with a 14 color HUD so you can select your favorite velvety texture. The playful jeans I am wearing with it are also a lucky board prize, called Tastic-Graffiti Art Jeans. They do live up to their name, with not only various brightly colored designs and splashes but black work and a rip beneath the right front pocket that flaps open for a peek of skin. This prize consists of sizes for Dragon, eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. 


    I kept the Graffiti Art Jeans on for this next photo too, in order to give you a look at one of the generous group gifts your Tastic tag earns you. The top is their Evolution of Woman Hoodie, and the hot pink image on the front looks like we have evolved right into the ability to shop for shoes ;) It includes sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. 


    Oohh, I am styling in this group gift! This is the Tastic-Alisha Top and Skirt, in a pretty pink that can turn heads any time of year. The top and skirt are each provided in standard mesh sizes along with Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine versions. I love the zipper all the way up and down the front of the skirt, such a playful touch!


    My final look of the evening is also a group gift, and I am getting the feeling that our designer's favorite color just might be pink ;) This is the Tastic-Callie Camo Romper, and it includes standard mesh sizing plus Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine body versions. The back is mostly bare, and that pocket on the front is a perfect match for the smaller pockets on the back. 

    It has been a long day but not too bad, just chilly and busy. Dinner at my parents' was nice, and we watched the last Jeopardy that Alex Trebek hosted which was sad but touching. I know some families do not watch television during dinner, but we just pause it (thank you DVRs!) if someone has something to say, and are not always very focused on whatever show is on. The birds (two cockatiels) love the theme music for Jeopardy and get very excited, singing along and having a great time :) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Gifts/Prizes from Tastic:

    Photo 1:
    Top: Tastic-Don't Be Basic Unicorn Shirt $0L Lucky Board Prize
    Pants: Tastic-Naughty and Nice Pants with Hud $0L Lucky Board Prize

    Photo 2:
    Top: Tastic-Brianna Top with Hud $0L Lucky Board Prize
    Pants: Tastic-Graffiti Art Jeans $0L Lucky Board Prize

    Photo 3:
    Top: Tastic-Evolution of Woman Hoodie $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Outfit: Tastic-Alisha Top and Skirt $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Outfit: Tastic-Callie Camo Romper $0L Group Gift

    Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
    Hair: TRUTH Kaijah - Redhead
    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)
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    Kiyomizu Winter Hunt

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I would like to share several more prizes from the Winter 2020-21 round of the Kiyomizu Hunt. It starts at the Kiyomizu Mall and continues at some of the mainstores of the designers who have locations in the mall too, so the best way to keep track of where you still need to visit is by clicking a ghost floating above the walkways. They can link you to a personalized website showing you what ninja cats you still need to find, with the landmark for the exact location of the scripted sign at each stop that keeps track of how many hunt objects are active. This winter round is available until the 11th, so a few more days remain to find all these tricky but generous kitties. 


    There are 3 prizes hidden with different cats at Korpokkur House, two of which can be combined to create this adorable outfit. The Turtle Top and Skirt are each designed for the Maitreya mesh body, in soft brown with white trim that makes me think of gingerbread. The third prize is a table, so you can also decorate your home a bit when you find all of these kitties. 


    I do enjoy a nice versatile dress, so I was very excited to claim the prize at SHOP KERO called Plaid Winter Tunic. It starts with the dress in classic M and fitmesh M sizes for classic avatars, along with sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. It also includes a HUD with 24 textures (8 plaid, 16 solid colors) for the top, skirt, belt, and sleeves. Each section has a button on the left side of the HUD, so whichever you have highlighted by clicking will have your chosen texture applied. 


    I certainly do feel like royalty in the Princess Gown prize from MeltingDots Freebie Store, and you can too! It has an elegant full skirt, sweetheart neckline, bare shoulders with detached sleeves, and a sash layer that can be tinted separately from the main gown via HUD. That HUD offers 10 colors each for the gown and sash layer, while the gown itself is included in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies plus classic M and fitmesh M for classic avatars. Please click this image to see it full size, as I had to make it wider than usual to show off that lush full skirt :)


    I also found the ninja cat at Magiclo, who kindly gave me this Sleeve RibbonM_Dress[Kiyomizu]  prize. It comes in Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizing, with flared sleeves tied with pretty red bows. The colors have a Christmas flavor, but the snowflakes are suitable for all winter long. 


    My final look of the evening is from KoCha, a treat for anyone with the Maitreya body and hands. It is their Nail_Red Christmas ver. applier, which will adorn your nails with a mixed manicure of solid deep red with accent nails of pink ombre with white holly leaves that have matching deep red berries in their center. You have to look very closely to notice that the artwork is holly, and I almost took the berries for hearts at a very quick glance, so you can bet I will happily wear these when an outfit matches, regardless of what the calendar says ;) Mixed manicures like this are so fun, and I did notice that my toenails received the same polishing from the applier HUD so you will be fully coordinated. 

    It was a quieter day here, although there is still a lot of sifting through various news reports and trying to make sense of everything that happened yesterday. The weather is chilly and so is this room, so I am snuggled under a brightly colored lap blanket that a friend gave me a few years ago. It is not particularly thick, yet it helps keep my legs just warm enough. I think of her friendship and smile every time I use it :) I hope you're all having a pleasant day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Hunt Prizes from Kiyomizu Winter 2020-21:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: Korpokkur House [KH] Turtle Top & Skirt $0L Hunt Prize

    Photo 2:
    Dress: SHOP KERO Plaid Winter Tunic $0L Hunt Prize

    Photo 3:
    Dress: MeltingDots Freebie Store - Princess Gown $0L Hunt Prize

    Photo 4:
    Dress: .: Magiclo :. Sleeve RibbonM_Dress[Kiyomizu] $0L Hunt Prize

    Photo 5:
    Nails: KoCha - Nail_Red Christmas ver. $0L Hunt Prize

    Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
    Hair: TRUTH Kaijah - Redhead
    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)
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    Winter in Kiyomizu

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I would like to invite you to the Kiyomizu Mall, where their seasonal hunt is currently taking place. It is the Winter 2020-2021 round, and lasts until the 11th so you have a few more days to find hidden ninja cats in stores around the mall or at some main stores. The best way to see where you still need to locate kitties is to click a ghost floating above the walkways at the mall, which creates a personalized website showing landmarks of each hunt object. The signs are impressively scripted, so it knows how many cats are ready and available at each stop. This hunt can be tricky since there are no hints given, but many of the stores (especially their Kiyomizu locations) are fairly small so you are searching a tiny area. I have so much fun with these hunts each time a new season arrives!!


    One of the first stores I usually visit is M*Motion, and their prize for us is this beautiful C20 KMYZ Winter Gift. The full outfit is designed to fit the Maitreya mesh body, and there is a HUD included to turn the pants on or off so you can wear it either way. The navy blue silk looks so pretty with the embroidered design!


    The ninja kitty at [satus Inc] will give you their Baye Surfing Swimwear Red when you find him and gently pet him :) It comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique bodies, and has a really unique design. The high neck and solid front give a serious look, but from the side or rear you can see the scoop midriff cutouts and laced back opening that bring out its playful side. 


    I also found a furry friend at Shiorin's Mart, and was rewarded with their =CS= KIYOMIZU HUNT PRIZE 2020WINTER. This consists of the mini dress with cutout and matching panties, each in sizes for Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. The wintry knit texture is delightful for the season, isn't it?


    This charming look is our prize from **milky-way, whose store I always look forward to visiting whether during the hunts or any time of year. Their "*20-09 jumper-skirt kiyomizu hunt" outfit is a single piece with a layered look, made to fit the Maitreya mesh body. The brick red jumper has a fun zipper on the side, and contrasts beautifully with the lacy puff sleeves and delicately buttoned neckline of the blouse beneath. 


    Are you ready to revisit Christmas fashion? The 3 prizes from Amikko will combine to help you do just that. The top, skirt, and hat are hiding with separate ninja cats, with the top and skirt each provided in a fitmesh version and a Maitreya size. The hat has a cute snowman atop it, with holly at his base (almost said feet...) and the top has an image of Santa with his sack of goodies. I got a kick out of the skirt too, with its bold striped layers and the hem is slightly longer in the back of this full style. 

    It has been quite a day here in the USA, and I am deeply saddened by the violence and distress that gripped the nation's capital earlier. I know I make it a point not to bring political commentary to my blog since it's my desire and my choice to keep this for SL only, so I will just say that my heart is heavy and I am grateful that my friends in the Washington DC area are safe. All I want is for this country to find peace within itself, and we all need to work together for that to happen. To all my non-American readers, please be patient with those of us who are trying to process everything that is happening and join us in hoping for a brighter future. I am either optimistic or naive enough to believe that is still somehow possible ;) Many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Hunt Prizes from Kiyomizu Hunt Winter 2020-21:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: M*Motion C20 KMYZ Winter Gift $0L Hunt Prize

    Photo 2:
    Swimsuit: [satus Inc] Baye Surfing Swimwear Red $0L Hunt Prize

    Photo 3:
    Dress: Shiorin's Mart =CS= KIYOMIZU HUNT PRIZE 2020WINTER $0L Hunt Prize 

    Photo 4:
    Dress: **milky-way *20-09 jumper-skirt kiyomizu hunt $0L Hunt Prize

    Photo 5:
    Outfit: Amikko - first, second, third hunt gifts from GEE cat $0L Hunt Prize

    Head: GENUS Project - Genus Head - Classic Face W001 - Mocap 
    Hair: TRUTH Kaijah - Redhead
    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)
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    More Cosmo Treats

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I have more Cosmopolitan gifts to share from their group Advent tree, since they are available for a few more days when the current round ends on the 9th. I always enjoy my visits there, and it is fun to have Advent gifts still available in January all at once :) I still recommend derendering the tree itself (try right clicking on the star or where you are sure there is not a stocking) to reveal all the clickable stockings. There are a few dozen gifts to claim with your free Cosmopolitan group tag, and it is quite an impressive variety of clothing, accessories, and home decor. I consider it to be a consistent and respected group of designers who take part in this event, so that also makes it a pleasure to visit.


    My first look starts with the .Safira. gift called Hana Dress Black, which comes in a solid black version and a black floral one. They are each provided in Freya, Isis, Legacy, Legacy Perky, and Maitreya sizing, with built in panties that can be turned off/on or tinted your choice of 20 colors via HUD. I couldn't help but notice that the flowers in that pattern reminded me of the blossoms on the [CAROL G] Luz Arms TaTToo Color gift, so it made sense to show them together :) This tattoo is included as system/BOM layers as well as appliers for Belleza, Legacy, Maitreya, Omega, and Slink, all with 35, 50, 75, and 100% opacity. This way you can choose the intensity and have it look fresher or a bit faded if you prefer. The intricate design is accentuated by not only those flowers, but a few hearts in each inner elbow crease and each hand's middle finger knuckle ♥. 


    I also had a lot of fun with the -:zk:- gift, which is called Nancy Outfit FATPACK. The top, skirt, and sleeves each come in Legacy and Maitreya sizes, and there are two HUDs included to adjust all the various colors and textures. The one for the top handles the sleeves as well, with 20 choices for the top, 20 for the ribbon, 20 solids & 11 plaids for the tie, 20 button colors, 20 lace colors, 14 metals, and 6 gemstones for the diamond in the middle of the spider on the tie. (Yes, the jewelry you see on the tie is a spider!) As for the skirt, that has a HUD with 20 solid colors and 11 plaids for the skirt itself, 20 solids for the panties with on/off option, 5 colors for the belt, and 14 metals for the buckle. As you can tell, there are endless possibilities here and you can wear this in so many ways!


    RAPTURE has a gift waiting on the tree too, this beautiful Leni-Rice dress. It has a playful wide neckline and great knit texture, skimming our curves all the way down to the knee. The gift includes Freya, Isis, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique sizes. 


    Perhaps you need something more formal, then be sure to click the Seniha stocking to claim their Yeliz Gown // Teal. This beauty has cutouts on both sides of the midriff, and a flower where each side of the halter strap connects to the bodice. It comes in Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya sizing for the most popular mesh bodies. 


    My final look this evening comes from AVALE and is their Vixy - Grey dress. This is provided in Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya sizes, with a HUD that lets you choose from 12 textures for the bands around the waist. There are 7 solid colors and 5 with words, so you can express what's on your mind by displaying it on your midriff if you so choose :) The one that says Go Away might be useful in RL these days rather than SL, if you have people who like to encroach on your personal space. 

    I did not get much rest thanks to my sleep being interrupted a few times, so I am tired but doing my best to share with all of you :) I hope you're all having a fantastic day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Gifts from Cosmopolitan:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: .Safira. Hana Dress Black $0L Cosmo Group Gift
    Tattoo: [CAROL G] Luz Arms TaTToo Color $0L Cosmo Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: -:zk:- Nancy Outfit FATPACK $0L Cosmo Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: RAPTURE-Dress Leni-Rice $0L Cosmo Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: Seniha. Yeliz Gown // Teal $0L Cosmo Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Dress: AVALE Vixy - Grey $0L Cosmo 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)
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    Cosmopolitan Gifts

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the Cosmopolitan event still has their Advent tree available for all group members to claim dozens of gifts from. The group is free to join, and the tree is near the front entrance, so all you need to do is activate the group tag and click each stocking on the tree. I saw it mentioned in a different group, with a helpful tip that you can find the stockings better if you derender the tree (right click, derender, temporary) then because there are so many I derendered each stocking after I'd clicked it. Now I did notice that some of the stockings distributed their gift twice when I know I only clicked once, so I just had to delete some duplicates. I recall that happening last year too, so I am wondering if the scripts go funny when there are a lot of avatars in the area. I would much rather receive multiple copies than none ;) This round of Cosmopolitan is open until the 9th of January, so I believe you have a few days left to be able to pick up these wonderful treats.


    First I slipped into the Apl.Blossom Aurora dress, a thoughtful gift in vivid red with intricate snowflakes on the top. It comes in sizes for Legacy, Legacy Perky, Maitreya, and Maitreya Petite bodies, and has a body skimming style with unique single sleeve. I am liking this look for more than just Christmas, even if the snowflakes are a wintry touch. 


    My next look is the gift from MeHoney, called Nina Dress - Red. It has several components, each in sizes for Freya and Maitreya bodies: the dress itself, a sparkles layer, and the belt which is an intricate harness style. There is also a HUD with 2 metal choices for the belt, for added versatility. I am wearing the sparkles layer on the right, but they are so tiny and they do flicker on and off, so they are hard to capture in a still image. 


    This pretty top is the gift from Savin, their Mila x Top - Red which goes to show what a popular color red is at this event :) The flattering style is made even more flirty by the soft ruffle, and it is provided in Legacy, Legacy Perky, Maitreya, and Maitreya Petite sizing. I paired it with the versatile CLOCKHAUS gift called LaLa Joggers // WHITE CHRISTMAS, which are trimmed in gold and silver snowflakes on the bottom half of the legs. These playful pants come in Freya, Legacy, and Maitreya sizes. 


    Those leggings came in handy for this photo too (and the next one) since I was able to change into the MASOOM Enara Top Gift which looks cute with the pants too :) This gift includes Freya, Legacy, Legacy Perky, and Maitreya sizing, with a HUD that offers 2 colors for the straps and 5 transparency settings for the diamond shaped section on the front. On the left I have it set to 70% transparency so you can see the difference between the slightly sheer area and the bra cups that do not change, and your other choices are 0, 20, 50, and 100%. 


    My final look of the evening also features the CLOCKHAUS joggers pants, but I have changed into a lovely set from mellowcute called Devika Christmas gift. The top and pullover are both included in Legacy, Legacy Perky, and Maitreya sizing, and you can wear them together or separately if you prefer. On the right I am wearing just the sheer top without the pink knit pullover. Think of all the possibilities...you could pair this with jeans or a skirt, or wear either piece with a different top too. 

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

    Credits:
    All Gifts from Cosmopolitan:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: Apl.Blossom Aurora $0L Cosmo Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Dress: MeHoney - Nina Dress - Red $0L Cosmo Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Top: Savin. Mila x Top - Red $0L Cosmo Group Gift
    Pants: CLOCKHAUS - LaLa Joggers // WHITE CHRISTMAS $0L Cosmo Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Top: MASOOM Enara Top Gift $0L Cosmo Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Top: mellowcute-devika-Christmas gift $0L Cosmo 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)
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    Free Is Fabulous

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I realized I had not shared any FabFree group gifts in quite a while, so off I went to explore their gift listing and then visit some wonderful stores with my "I am Fabulous" group tag active. The FabFree in SL group is the inworld presence of the blog of the same name, which has been a very useful guide to my entire time in SL really with its information about gifts and sales and special events. FabFree has stood the test of time in an environment where things can change rapidly, and I appreciate being able to rely on them for so long. Naturally the group is free to join, and you can usually find the gifts by looking for the rainbow hued logo on a sign near each gift. Clicking the sign will offer the link to join the FabFree group, just in case you haven't become a part of the community yet. They will always have a place among my most prized group slots ♥.


    My first stop was NUTS Inc, where I eagerly claimed their flirty Sarai Romper gift for FabFree. This designer has handy delivery HUDs, where you click the logo of the brand of body you wear and will receive a folder of just that size/s. So there are buttons for classic, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Legacy, Maitreya (Lara), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), and Tonic (Curvy, Fine). Each folder contains the outfit along with a 6 color HUD so you can change the look to suit your mood or to match your favorite accessories. 


    ALB also has a treat for FabFree group members, their JANTJE outfit leo by AnaLee Balut. I have seen references to using leopard print as a neutral, so seeing it paired with vibrant red feels like such a fun idea :) The top and pants are each provided in classic sizes (S, M, L, and a classic Fitmesh) as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body versions. They are each unique designs, with the straps and belt of the shirt and the flared legs with embellished holes alongside front slits at each hem. 


    I then stopped by MOoH! where I found this playful Rebecca Outfit on the wall at the far end of their courtyard from the landing area. It consists of the corset dress with ruffles on top and buckled straps below, in standard mesh sizes plus eBody Classic, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique body sizing. There is also a HUD for our dress with 6 color choices, all variations of the black plaid on the ruffle and the skirt. The matching solid black thigh socks are provided too, in a standard size as well as ones for all the same bodies as the dress. There are alpha layers for both the dress and socks, so you can hide anything that pokes through on your classic avatar or BOM mesh body. 


    Another generous store is Mangula, where I was able to claim this pretty Alba Set Dress [White] by the front door with my FabFree group tag active. It is a body conscious mini dress with V neck that has 4 buttons, and the gift includes a HUD with 20 color choices for those buttons. The dress itself comes in eBody Curvy, Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh body sizes. 


    My final look this evening is courtesy of GeMyles, where you too can claim their FabFree gift called Mila Flounce Mini Dress. It includes standard mesh sizes plus a fitted version (shown) and Slink sizes for Hourglass and Physique bodies, with a matching pair of Slink high shoes that are not shown here. The fitted mesh worked quite well with the Maitreya body, and I used the alpha (BOM) layer instead of trying to use individual sections on the alpha tab of the Maitreya HUD to make it fit even better. This second instance of animal print in one post is making me so happy, and did you notice these spots are heart shaped? CUTE! 

    It was a quiet Sunday here, and I am curious to see what the week ahead holds both in RL and SL. There are always new rounds of events and hunts, not to mention all the various group gifts around the grid to enjoy, and as far as RL I do not have anything specific planned this week which is promising for SL adventures. There is about a week and a half before the hockey season starts up again, and I am definitely looking forward to that :) I hope you are all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: NUTS Inc - Sarai Romper $0L FabFree Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: ALB JANTJE outfit leo by AnaLee Balut $0L FabFree Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Outfit: MOoH! Rebecca Outfit $0L FabFree Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: Mangula Alba Set Dress [White] $0L FabFree Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Dress: GeMyles Mila Flounce Mini Dress $0L FabFree Group Gift

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