• Dress like QUEENZ

     Hiya everyone! Tonight we're visiting QUEENZ, a wonderful store especially for the curvy avatar fans among us :) Their group is free to join, and there is an entire wall of treats for their members. I have been here before and shared gifts in previous posts, but it had been over a year and that's simply not okay! I need to share their terrific goodies more often, because I don't want any of you missing out on these sexy and elegant looks.


    My first look of the evening is the .Q. Athena -FTPCK- gift, a full length gown that falls all the way down past our toes. There are sizes for Kupra, Lara X, Legacy, Reborn, Juicy Boobs, and Waifu mesh bodies, with a wonderful HUD offering 12 textures. There are a few patterns and lots of solid colors, so have fun trying them all out!


    For a more casual look, pick up that alluring .Q. Premium -FATPACK- gift :) The bra top and leggings are each included in Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh body sizing. The HUD has 11 choices for each piece, so you can mix and match if you wish. I love the gold embossing on the waistband and bra elastic, adding a touch of pizzazz to the outfit.


    Sometimes we need a long gown with extra details, right? How about the .Q. Mercy -FATPCK- seen here! It will fit eBody C (sorry, it says EBODYC with no idea if classic or curvy), Freya, Hourglass, Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies. We also receive a handy HUD with 10 beautiful colors, so your bodycon dress can be the color of your dreams with the fun cutouts all down both sides and sleeves.


    .Q. Zealous -FATPACK- is an irresistible skirt set with single long sleeve and hip cutouts beneath the bared midriff. There are sizes for eBody C, Freya, Kupra, Bimbo, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies apiece, with a HUD that lets us select from 11 textures for each. It's like a sweet bonus when they add patterns to our mostly solid color choices, not that I mind all the pretty solids but variety is delightful too :)


    My final look of the evening is a perfect wardrobe addition for this time of year :) The .Q. Tahiti -FTPK- is an intricate one-piece swimsuit that shows off just as much skin as a bikini, while being linked by those slender strands crossing the front of the waist. It comes in Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, Peach, Reborn, and Reborn Mounds mesh body sizes, with a 14 texture HUD. Most are solids but I had fun with the patterns for some reason tonight I guess, and this is going to suit curvy gals amazingly, just like all of QUEENZ' fashions.

    I've been overly focused on Paleo Pines, the video game I've mentioned a few times which is a farming type with dinosaurs that you can befriend and build pens for if they want to live on your ranch. One thing I appreciate about them behind the scenes is that they are a primarily female dev team, and incredibly LGBT+ friendly with several color schemes for the dinos being various pride flag colors. Well they added a new dinosaur species to the game today, and it is a big hit :) I'd been watching various youtube and twitch videos with people finding it for the first time, and one streamer was nearly in tears of happiness and excitement. I'm right there with her :) This is not a sponsored post by them, LOL, I just write about things that are catching my eye in RL as well as SL from time to time. Otherwise it was a stormy day and I lost power very briefly in the evening, but all is well and I am keeping my fingers crossed for an outing tomorrow. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from QUEENZ:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: .Q. Athena -FTPCK- $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: .Q. Premium -FATPACK- $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: .Q. Mercy -FATPCK- $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Outfit: .Q. Zealous -FATPACK- $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Bikini: .Q. Tahiti -FTPK- $0L Group Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Resonate - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.6)
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Fitmesh Fanatic Freebies

     Hiya everyone! Tonight's post brings us to several stores across the grid who offer gifts for the Fitmesh Fanatics group. The group is currently free to join, so these won't cost you a thing, of course unless you find yourself tempted by the wonderful sales offerings while you're visiting ;) The gifts themselves are free, so I am just teasing about making additional purchases while you stop by each location as I sometimes find myself doing. We all have favorite stores, but mine do change from time to time (more in a sense of being added to) as brands can come and go in the SL environment. Groups like Fitmesh Fanatics can put us in touch with newer stores, or even help us find new locations of older brands which has happened to me many times. Just this morning I used a landmark I took about 2 weeks ago from a store, and it now lands me in someone's front yard which angered their security system, LOL, so you can see how up-to-date info is quite useful.


    My first stop of the evening is FK Papillon, where among the group gifts outside their front door I found the FK_Dress-Helen-HUD for Fitmesh Fanatics. The top and skirt are each provided in Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh body sizes, and there is a HUD with plenty of options. There are 42 textures (mix of patterns and sheer lace) each for the top and skirt, with a straps tab that offers 10 colors each for the skirt and its belt, and 12 for the top's straps. This makes for such an exciting number of possibilities!


    Next we take a look at the lovely AvaGirl - Fancy Dress gift, which has an intricate damask type pattern and large red ruffle down the right side of the skirt. There's even a red rose in bloom on the waistband next to the ruffle, so detailed! We receive sizing for Freya, Isis, Kupra (Bimbo, Low, Original), Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and Reborn mesh bodies. 


    I can never resist any excuse to visit La Feminique, and was delighted with their Fitmesh Fanatics group gift called Kittie Group Gift. The top and thong are each decorated with sweet little white felines, and each fit Freya, Isis, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. There is a special gift room in the center of the store where you can find this and several other treats for various groups.


    If you need a little black dress with extra fun details, keep that Fitmesh Fanatics tag active and zip on over to Fatal Fashion. Their ::FF:: Dress BLACK Monique GIFT has a Boho vibe thanks to the ruffled open sleeves and loose flowing fit, and the neutral color means we can add our boldest brightest accessories or keep things sleek and simple with golds or silvers. The gift includes fitmesh standard sizes along with eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizing.


    My final look tonight is the beautiful TRS Designs Lauryn Dress Sky. They have several gifts on the same wall for various groups, some of which are color variations of Lauryn here, so be sure to have a peek at those too :) This formfitting pencil dress comes in Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Khara, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Peach, Reborn, and Waifu mesh body sizes. I love this shade of blue, and will probably pair it with white or beige shoes if I can't find just the right match in my inventory of that exact hue.

    For some reason I'm feeling slower than molasses tonight, so let me just wrap this up with a wish for a pleasant day/evening, and many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: FK Papillon FK_Dress-Helen-HUD $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Gift

    Photo 2:
    Dress: AvaGirl - Fancy Dress $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Gift

    Photo 3:
    Outfit: La Feminique - Kittie Group Gift $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: Fatal Fashion ::FF:: Dress BLACK Monique GIFT $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Gift

    Photo 5:
    Dress: TRS Designs Lauryn Dress Sky $0L Fitmesh Fanatics Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Audacious - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • ROA and Anny’s at Palomma Plaza

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I'm sharing some Palomma Plaza group gifts, yours for free with the (also free) group tag "Doves Angel". The gifts are organized by designer, so my landmark should point you to the space between the anny's Fashion display and the ROA display. Why those? Because they are the two featured stores for this post, and you're about to see their wonderfully generous gifts for us :) There is a fixed landing point here so you'll need to follow the red arrow from your map, or if you've turned off beacons in your viewer settings you can use area search or walk around until the coordinates match up. I've done both and probably other methods I cannot think of offhand but these gifts are definitely worth the search.


    We start with one of the anny's Fashion treats, their [AF] Ellen Ruffle Bikini *fatpack*. The top and bottom are linked to wear at one time, in 5 standard sizes along with Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh body sizing. There is also a HUD which offers 15 texture choices, with a few buttons divided horizontally to show you that the top and bottom have different textures but worn together. I was drawn to the way the bare shoulders and mostly exposed cheeks (no, not the face lol) are balanced by the high waist and the ruffle on top. Sexy!


    The other anny's Fashion gift is called [AF] Monique Slit Dress with Zipper&Bow, and wow is it an eye-catcher! This sheer lace dress has a bold black zipper partly undone down the front, and a deep opening in the back that shows off plenty of bum cleavage. There are sizes for eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. We can also choose from 8 colors for our lace, via HUD. The booty bow will match the lace color you select :)


    I really enjoy the lovely look of the ROA Breezy_ gift, gathered beneath the bust to produce soft ruffles at top and throughout the skirt. It is provided in Altamura, eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Slink Physique, Star, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Tonic Minim mesh body sizing. The included HUD offers 8 numbered buttons to change the texture, and since they are just numbers rather than thumbnails it will be a fun surprise when your dress changes :) Naturally I had fun clicking them all, as I did with the other two gifts you're about to see.


    Next we have the ROA Daisy Sundress _w HUD V1, and I simply adore it! This halter dress has a full but short skirt, sweetheart neckline, and 8 terrific textures via HUD. It includes 3 classic and 3 fitmesh sizes each (S,M,L) for classic avatars, as well as Freya, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, and Voluptuous mesh body sizing. There is something very summery to me about both the style and the textures offered, so it seemed like a perfect find for Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer in vacation terms. 


    My final look this evening is also from ROA, their wonderfully versatile ANDI outfit WITH HUD. The top, sleeves, belt, and skirt are all separates in sizes for Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies. There are a trio of HUDs too - top, belt, and skirt - which each have 8 numbered choices. The top HUD covers the sleeves as well, and has lots of patterns, while the skirt and belt have solid color options galore. Mixing and matching is always a blast!

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

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts for Palomma Plaza:

    Photo 1:
    Swimsuit: anny's Fashion [AF] Ellen Ruffle Bikini *fatpack* $0L Palomma Plaza Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Dress: [AF] Monique Slit Dress with Zipper&Bow $0L Palomma Plaza Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: ROA Breezy_ $0L Palomma Plaza Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: ROA Daisy Sundress _w HUD V1 $0L Palomma Plaza Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Outfit: ROA ANDI outfit WITH HUD $0L Palomma Plaza Group Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Audacious - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • AMUI Gifts Continued

     Hiya everyone! Tonight we'll be taking a look at more wonderful group gifts from AMUI. The store's group is currently free to join, and there are plenty of treats to appeal to a wide range of personal tastes. I'm always eager to see what's new here, and don't forget to explore the rest of the store to find lucky boards and some gifts for other groups as well. 


    My first look tonight is the sexy .:AMUI:. "Gina" Dress group gift. There's something so eye-catching about a single shouldered dress, and this one has those slender black straps across from bust to opposite shoulder, *chef's kiss* :) We receive sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh bodies, with a 10 color HUD so we can change the look whenever we wish. I'm craving bright cheery colors, but also trying to provide variety, so this combo reminds me of a grassy field of flowers.


    Most of the time in SL, I'm a casual type of woman since I'm dashing about the grid looking for fun things to blog or visiting lucky chairs/boards, midnight manias, etc., so this is a perfect look for me in these warmer months :) It is called .:AMUI:. "Halsey" Set and consists of the "chic forever" emblazoned tank top and denim short shorts, each in Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh body sizing. You surely also guessed that there is a HUD, well that has 5 colors for each piece, so you can select a bold color for your top and a darling denim hue for those shorts. The heart dotting the word chic on the top is just the icing on the cake for me ♥.


    Another show-stopper of a gift is the .:AMUI:. "Amaia" Dress above. There are sizes for Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh bodies, with a 6 color HUD for variety. The top and skirt portions are tied together in a few places on the midriff, so we get the fun of showing some skin and seeing the little tails of the bows dangling down :) Did you notice the black X stitching on the edges? That stays consistent among all the color options.


    .:AMUI:. "Lorena" - Green Military is giving me strong retro feelings, like a modern take on a 60s dress that would look great paired with white go-go boots! This sleeveless turtleneck has white trim to go with the white stars on the skirt, and she'll fit eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies with ease. 


    For my final look this evening, I slipped into the lovely .:AMUI:. "Totally Blue" Dress gift. We have fun details like the triangular midriff opening and the slightly fluttery skirt that is short enough to reveal cheek in the rear view, so flirty! It comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies, with a HUD offering 5 solid colors and 5 playful prints. They are all, as the name indicates, various shades of blue :) I've always found blue to be a soothing, peaceful color, so I certainly enjoy the opportunity to wear it whenever I can.

    It was a fairly busy weekend, not terribly unusual but I muddled through :) I did a small outing on Saturday, and then therapy was this afternoon and that went pretty well. I'm still weaning off a medication in order to start another, and that process feels a bit like a trapeze artist leaping from one swing to the next...safety then midair, then fingers crossed for catching the safety of the other swing with the new medication. It does make outings more tricky, so the next few weeks I am all aboard the struggle bus I guess. Meanwhile I am also trying to keep tabs on how my parents are doing, both with grief and with all the busy work that comes with clearing out a house of a lifetime of memories and belongings. I hope you've all enjoyed your weekend and are having a nice day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from AMUI:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: .:AMUI:. "Gina" Dress $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: .:AMUI:. "Halsey" Set $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: .:AMUI:. "Amaia" Dress $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: .:AMUI:. "Lorena" - Green Military $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Dress: .:AMUI:. "Totally Blue" Dress $0L Group Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Audacious - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Group Gifts from AMUI

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I'm having fun sharing several group gifts from AMUI, whose store group is currently free to join. There are lots of treats for group members, and if you explore the store you'll find gifts for other groups as well as some lucky boards to try to win even more fun fashions :) I've always enjoyed visiting here, as you'll see if you click my tag at the bottom of the post for the store name. I always tag all stores/brands included in my posts, and names of events, as well as things like group gift or lucky board prize, but keep in mind if you look at older posts I cannot guarantee those offerings are still available. If you go back far enough, you can giggle at how much avatars have evolved since mesh bodies and heads made their appearances into SL ;)


    For my first look, I chose the most recent gift which is on the wall by itself, called .:AMUI:. GG "Lulu" Romper. Isn't it lovely? We've got long sleeves, deep V neckline, loose fitting shorts, and a coin belt all in one piece, sized to fit Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Lara X, Petite X, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Peach, Reborn, and Waifu mesh bodies. Since it has a retro feeling I'd say Studio 54 is where to wear it, but I don't really know what the modern equivalent would be. SL has it all though, so I'm sure you can find the perfect place to enjoy this.


    This cute summery look is our .:AMUI:. "Mia" group gift. It is provided in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh bodies, with a 5 texture HUD for the top. It reminds me of a swimsuit with tiny denim shorts layered over, and those shorts stay the same deep blue with brown belt no matter what texture we pick for the upper portion. So cute!


    Cooler climates don't mean that we cannot wear flirty fashions, just that they might be styled a bit differently. The .:AMUI:. "Zelda" Dress gift has long sleeves and turtleneck, but bold keyhole opening showing off the back. We receive fitmesh standard sizes along with eBody, Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine body sizes. The geometric pattern can be tinted to your choice of 10 pretty colors via HUD.


    Denim diva, reporting for duty! This playful treat is the .:AMUI:. "Brenda" Dress, a group gift in sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizing. The double straps and bodice opening are fantastic details, and the front of the skirt looks like it has a bow across it. There is also a HUD with 10 colors of denim, everything from traditional blues and grey to more bright or bold colors.


    For my final look of the evening, I slipped into the beautiful .:AMUI:. "Aimi" Dress group gift. There are 5 floral patterns we can select from with the enclosed HUD, each with a solid color for the trim and hem ruffle. The dress fits eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Hourglass, and Maitreya mesh bodies. The style really shows off our cleavage, adding sex appeal to a very soft and feminine dress.

    It has been a rough day, as I almost tried to go out to the grocery store but my anxiety won this round. So I got less than a block away, had to turn around and come home with my tail between my legs, so to speak. Shame and disappointment in myself are very prevalent on my mind and in my heart, so I am trying to push through or past it to find anything pleasant to cling to. Tomorrow I may try again, and then Sunday is therapy which I am not looking forward to since I'll be admitting some failures. Despite all this, I am still hanging in and keeping my fingers crossed for the near future. I hope you all have a charming weekend ahead, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from AMUI:

    Photo 1:
    Romper: .:AMUI:. GG "Lulu" Romper $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: .:AMUI:. "Mia" $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: .:AMUI:. "Zelda" Dress $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: .:AMUI:. "Brenda" Dress $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Dress: .:AMUI:. "Aimi" Dress $0L Group Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Parfait - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Mesh Body Friends

     Hiya everyone! Tonight something made me wish for variety, one group tag but several places to visit. I've got several multi-designer groups to choose from when looking at my groups list, as they are just so handy with so much info collected into one place :) My random pick was Mesh Body Friends, and as you'll see they were a worthy choice. I usually visit the stores who've posted in group notices most recently, or I have a folder of landmarks that I've labeled with what groups they offers gifts for so I know where to head for this type of post. No special secrets, no insider info or bloggers privilege LOL, just attempts to stay organized. 


    For my first look, I visited [WellMade] to pick up their terrific Dulcie Dress. They've got many different groups' gifts including their own, many of which I've shared in prior posts, so it's no surprise that they have something special for the MBF group. The dress has bare shoulders and a plunging draped neckline with chain dangling down to the navel, and fits Belleza Classic, Belleza Classic Dainty, Belleza Curvy, Belleza Curvy Dainty, Erika, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, and Reborn mesh bodies. There is also a HUD included, with 3 dress colors and 3 metals for our chain, so we can change up the look if we wish. 


    I also visited LSR, where they have not just one but two generous gifts waiting for MBF group members! This is their [LSR] Sexy Barbie Suit Pink V2, a fun combo of triangular halter top and fluttery miniskirt with bonus pink sunglasses. The top and skirt are each provided in sizing for Belleza Classic, Belleza Classic SQB, Belleza Curvy, Belleza Curvy SQB, Legacy, Nerido, Perky, Maitreya, Smashboobs, Reborn, and Juicyboobs mesh bodies. Smashboobs made me think Smashmouth so now their All-Star song is in my head, *facepalm* competing with Barbie Girl for obvious reasons ;) I'd also like to mention that the cool pink shades have a built in resize script so you can get just the right fit.


    [LSR] - Sexy Gladys Bikini Lilac definitely has me dreaming of summer or at least anywhere with a beach or pool. The bikini bra, panty, and pareo (sarong) all come in Erika, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, and Reborn mesh body sizes, with matching heels for Erika, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn feet. The pattern on the fabric is a playful one, with things like life preservers, seashells, and ship's wheels, lots of nods to the coming season.


    Next we have the sexy [K-Style] LAMBADA DRESS #14, one of several gifts on the wall behind and above the front desk at the store. There are Freya, Isis, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, and Slink Hourglass sizes included of this fun and vibrant bare-shouldered mini dress. 


    My final look of the evening is the Snappy 69 Ladies Shirt Pack gift that made me giggle :) The front has an embroidered S on it in green to match the neckline, and the back has 69 in green trimmed with red. It fits eBody Reborn, Freya, Isis, Legacy, Maitreya, and Slink Physique mesh bodies, and can be paired with just about any bottoms that suit your personal style. I wonder how many people will ask you what the S stands for if your name doesn't begin with that letter? As I do frequently on here, I'm wearing the blue pair of Delizio jeans from their marketplace fatpack gift.

    Today was a decent one, if a bit confusing thanks to the shifting of dinner at my parents' from Fridays to a temporary Thursday. That was nice though, and we talked about the things that need to be done next with my grandmother's house and belongings. It is scary how many things had gone missing during the time she was ill, with several different live-in caregivers over the years. It is a sad reality of trusting people, sometimes it doesn't go well. They took good care of her though which was the primary goal, and if they got sticky fingers we can't do anything about it now. They are going to sell the house as soon as possible, no idea when that would be, and my mom is the executor of the will as the elder of the two children. Other than that, we had a nice time talking about their dinner plans for tomorrow and their 55th wedding anniversary :) I am still amazed just imagining that longevity of a relationship, it's an impressive accomplishment for sure. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: [WellMade] Dulcie Dress $0L Mesh Body Friends Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: [LSR] Sexy Barbie Suit Pink V2 $0L Mesh Body Friends Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Outfit: [LSR] - Sexy Gladys Bikini Lilac $0L Mesh Body Friends Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: [K-Style] LAMBADA DRESS #14 $0L Mesh Body Friends Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Top: Snappy 69 Ladies Shirt Pack $0L Mesh Body Friends Group Gift
    Pants: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Blue) $0L Marketplace

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Parfait - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.6)
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Blue SL Event

     Hiya everyone! Tonight we are visiting the Blue SL event, where you can find lots of $50L offers as well as specially selected sales items, and many of the participating designers are offering group gifts too. There are also gifts with no group needed, and a few very low cost (one I'm sharing is $1L) goodies that we can liven up our wardrobes or homes with. It's even okay if blue is not a favorite color of yours, since as you'll see I found plenty of non-blue offerings that tickled my fancy.


    My first look is the [MONTCLAIR] ~ SUGAR BABY JAMMIES, well two of the 5 sets included for just $1L :) The set on the left above is called Cuddles, and Avocado can be seen to the right, while the others are Donuts, Honey, and Weekend. All consist of bra and shorts to fit Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Peach, Reborn, Juicy Boobs, and Waifu Boobs mesh bodies. They are all so fun to wear, and amazingly affordable.


    Time to get flirty with the DANI Gift for Blue VIP Group Members! Its bra, panties, and lace trimmed stockings are all system/BOM layers, delicately textured with fun bows on the panties. I took the opportunity of showing extra skin to also show you another gift, our Moonie - Saturn Moons BOM tattoo. There are tattoo layers in 50%, 75%, and 100% so you can decide which opacity gives the look you prefer for your body ink. The details here are terrific, from Saturn on the front to the mixture of astronomy and birds and bees on the back :)


    I kept the DANI lingerie set on but topped it with another gift, which is the charming @rOrO Cotton Candy Willow Poncho. It is provided in sizes for Erika, Legacy, and Reborn mesh bodies, with a beautiful ombre of pink to teal on its sheer knit texture. Just think of all the great layering possibilities! You could choose a tank top, bra, or any sort of shirt you like, with your favorite pants or jeans or skirt of any length.


    For another change of tops, I slipped into the BQ::Star Crop Shirt:: GIFT duo from BlondeQueen. Their blue denim star on the front of both the plum and white versions is really the only blue among these gifts, other than the teal blue-green of the prior gift and a few bits of the next/last one of the night, so really not a strict theme :) Each of these shirts is included in eBody Reborn, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh body sizing. The white with blue star totally reminds me of a famous football team, one very much disliked by most football fans in my area, and reminds me of a funny little story. One holiday several years ago, my grandma (the one who just passed away) randomly mentioned being a fan of *that* team, and the way my cousins reacted still cracks me up to this day! I mean literally several people gasped, and one of the cousins moaned "grandma, nooooo", and it really felt like they reacted as though she'd casually mentioned being a former member of the Manson family or something. I'm not a fan of the sport at all, so it didn't bother me :) Her husband had been a fan of the other baseball team in this state, so big rivalry there too, but everyone knew that because he wore their hats and such. 


    For my final look of the evening, I am enjoying the terrific $50L BlueSL offer from The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. called 80s CARTOONS Tee. I feel so seen! LOL! I was 9 in 1980 so I was a kid or at least kid at heart throughout much of the 80s, and cartoons were an interest shared by both of my grandfathers (yep they were in their 80s and still watching them) so I could park myself on the couch with either of them and giggle along. My favorite of the time was probably The Smurfs, but I loved the more classic Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and reruns of Scooby Doo. Anyone remember Shirt Tales? I had a nightshirt, and have only vague memories. Our cozy tank top has a wonderful unpacker HUD that offers standard mesh sizes as well as eBody Classic, eBody Reborn, Waifu, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Lara X, Petite X, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh body sizing, so just click the one you want delivered and hold onto this HUD for future reference if you wish.

    It was a quiet day, and we have reached an icky stage of dealing with my grandmother's passing...the clearing out of the house and deciding what to do with various belongings. Much of it will be donated, but my mom sent me a few pictures to see if I want anything shown. It feels weird and wrong, yet there is a mug I saw that I'd given her many years ago as a souvenir that I might ask for even thought it says Grandma. Since I'm not a mom I will never be a grandma either, but I think it would bother me to know that it was given away or thrown out. I don't even really have room here for much, so we'll see if my cousin and his wife will want the china set (not as fancy as it sounds but old) for their new home. I hope you're all having a decent day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts and Offers from Blue SL Event:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: [MONTCLAIR] ~ SUGAR BABY JAMMIES $1L BlueSL Event

    Photo 2:
    Lingerie: DANI Gift for Blue VIP Group Members $0L Blue SL Group Gift
    Tattoo: Moonie - Saturn Moons BOM tattoo $0L Blue SL Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Top: @rOrO Cotton Candy Willow Poncho $0L Blue SL Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Tops: BlondeQueen BQ::Star Crop Shirt:: GIFT $0L Blue SL Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Top: The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. 80s CARTOONS Tee $50L Blue SL Event

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Parfait - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.6)
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Tres Chic Part Deux

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I've got more Tres Chic anniversary gifts to share, all of which can be yours for free if you join their free group :) There are dozens, over 80 total gifts I believe, so you are bound to find plenty that suit your personal tastes. I'm still unpacking, lol, but I am so grateful to every designer who helped make Tres Chic a success for these 9 wonderful years, and wish them many more years bringing unique offerings to SL.


    My first look is the flirty [COCO LOUIS] Venus Dress - GIFT. This extra short mini dress is ever so slightly sheer and is really clinging to every curve :) It is provided in Classic, Classic Dainty, Curvy, Curvy Dainty, Lara X, Petite X, Legacy, Perky, and Reborn mesh body sizes. 


    We can always count on AURICA for high quality, like this Milli Outfit NUDE gift. The dress and jacket each come in sizing for Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh bodies. In my case this really is a 'nude' color, as it is quite similar to the skin tone I'm wearing, and I love the idea of having a soft cardigan to slip over a tank dress to change the look.


    Next I'm in the pink with the lovely KLEIN "Betty" Top/Skirt gift :) The cutouts on both pieces are so eye-catching, and remind me of flower petals with their long oval shape. There are Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Lara X, Petite X, Legacy, Perky, Reborn, Waifu, and Senra mesh body sizes for each, so top and skirt fit together just right. 


    It does look like I have a color theme going, lol, but it was unintentional yet I am enjoying it! This stunning gift is the **BRILLANCIA** - dress Lea pink, with metallic coins linked together in a way that calls to mind chainmail but sexier. The dress and its sparkle layer (worn on the left) are each provided in sizes for eBody Reborn, Kupra, Kups, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Petite bodies. This dress is definitely not safe for G-rated areas, as you can probably tell, but we could layer some BOM lingerie beneath if so desired.


    My final look of the night is a pairing of two gifts. The top is our HER - PATTY TOP - V14 treat, a sassily draped halter top in black with a satiny finish. It comes in Erika, Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Reborn, and Waifu Boobs mesh body sizing. Its neutral colors makes it very versatile, and I really like the way it looks with the Rowne.Mamuor Panel Skirt - Red gift. This micro mini of a skirt will fit Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh bodies, and that brick red color is a flattering one :) When autumn rolls around again, I'll gladly wear it with a sweater and maybe some leggings or tights beneath, oo and some pretty boots! Separates like these get the creative juices flowing for sure.

    Earlier I was convinced it was Wednesday, so it's another bizarre week in my brain I guess ;) My sense of timing is once again out of whack, but fortunately we nearly always have access to things like PCs, phones, and even the TV to tell us the time and date. My tower fan arrived, and it is not the same brand as my portable heater but the new fan's remote works the heater too...imagine my surprise when I turned on the fan and both turned on! They are next to each other, so the only solution was unplugging the heater for now. It's 78 degrees in here so nope, don't need added warmth. I will probably be home all day tomorrow too, so keeping it comfortable is a positive. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from Tres Chic Event:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: [COCO LOUIS] Venus Dress - GIFT $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: AURICA Milli Outfit NUDE $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Outfit: KLEIN "Betty" Top/Skirt $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: **BRILLANCIA** - dress Lea pink $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Top: HER - PATTY TOP - V14 $0L Tres Chic Group Gift
    Skirt: Rowne.Mamuor Panel Skirt - Red $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Parfait - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.6)
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Je Suis Tres Chic

     Hiya everyone! Tonight's post is full of wonderful gifts from the Tres Chic event and their 9th anniversary round. We know how to celebrate these in SL, right? Join their free group, get your Je suis Tres Chic group tag, and click any gift you can find :) They are in a wide range of boxes with some being just the word "gift" or even a vendor photo like what's for sale, so you may need to examine each display pretty carefully. Of course, that shouldn't be a problem as you'll also see plenty of tempting offers for sale, from a truly talented group of designers who always impress me :) The round just opened so it might be slightly crowded but you should be able to get in.


    My first look of the night is the -LD- Livia Dress/LegBand Fatpack gift from Little Diamond. Their dress has a diagonal hemline that shows off the legband if we wish to add it, and they each fit eBody, Lara X, Petite X, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Waifu mesh bodies. There is also a HUD with 10 textures each for the dress, band, and zeep which turns out to be the zipper on the band :) Have fun experimenting with the HUD like I did!


    I also claimed a beautiful gift from [RUNWAY] called POEMA DRESS .EMERALD. How can I possibly resist a strapless peplum ballgown with full skirt and mermaid shaping? This lovely gift includes sizing for Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, Perky, and Maitreya mesh bodies.


    Two generous gifts can be seen here, so let's start from the top. That would be the rvn - Aya's turtleneck - black treat, a cropped sleeveless turtleneck with open sides that are tied loosely in place with long loopy bows. We receive Lara X, Petite X, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Mesh Body Classic, Reborn, and Waifu mesh body sizes. It goes really well with the Vanilla Bae - Tatjana Skirt (PG) gift, don't you think? This cutie comes in Lara X, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh body sizes, with a HUD offering 3 colors for the skirt and 7 for the metals. That would be the zigzag clip on the left side, holding it in place above a flirty opening. It feels like a sarong, like we could wear it over a swimsuit for a quick beach jaunt.


    Bodysuits can be really irresistible, like this :Dernier: "Andrea" Bodysuit - FATPACK gift :) There are Erika, Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya sizes included, as well as a HUD with 15 colors to choose from. 3 of those are exclusive to the fatpack, making this a special bonus to an already lovely gift. The HUD also allows us to adjust the shine.


    For my final look this evening, I'm enjoying the flirty and fun Kaithleen's Camilla Tank Dress - Green. The unpacking HUD offers all sorts of sizes - Belleza Classic, Belleza Curvy, eBody Curvy, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Reborn, and Juicy Boobs mesh bodies. Then there's a handy HUD with 20 colors apiece for the lining, center, and lining again which means we can change the hues of the two layers of trim at the edges, and the center lining down the back :) You know I'm gonna have lots of fun playing with this HUD, as I do all too often. It's a wonder I don't crash more often...lol...

    So many companies seem to have the motto of "if it isn't broken, we can fix that", meaning they tamper with things that people are already successfully using on a regular basis and making them worse. Why do I mention this now? Well, that's what took me so long tonight to edit (layer and add text to) my photos, because Photoshop updated and borked my fonts. The kerning made it look like there was an entire space between each letter, and they literally lost my chosen fault so it defaulted to Arial. Since they don't call it kerning, I had to dig into all sorts of settings and help pages before accidentally fixing it, lol, and now I need to find another font that I actually like. If my settings don't hold when I use it next, I just might scream again. Otherwise it was a quiet day, and I am glad there are more gifts from this event to share tomorrow :) I hope you're all having a pleasant day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from Tres Chic Event:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: Little Diamond -LD- Livia Dress/LegBand Fatpack $0L Tres Chic Group

    Photo 2:
    Dress: [RUNWAY] POEMA DRESS .EMERALD. $0L Tres Chic Group

    Photo 3:
    Top: rvn - Aya's turtleneck - black $0L Tres Chic Group
    Skirt: Vanilla Bae - Tatjana Skirt (PG) $0L Tres Chic Group

    Photo 4:
    Bodysuit: :Dernier: "Andrea" Bodysuit - FATPACK $0L Tres Chic Group

    Photo 5:
    Dress: Kaithleen's Camilla Tank Dress - Green $0L Tres Chic Group

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Muse - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Charm-ing Gifts

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I'd like to invite you to the Charm store, where there are many fantastic gifts that are free with no group tag required. They are separated on the wall by body brand, so I grabbed some Maitreya treats as that is what I'm currently wearing. You'll also find Legacy and Reborn sizing there too. Each picture on the wall shows one version of the outfit or dress inside, but most of them (all the ones I unpacked at least) have multiple textures or colors for us, so the generosity is even more than we see at first :) Many of the gifts on one size's wall are available on walls for the other sizes, so if you see something you like in one body size, check your preferred one and you might see the exact gift there. It was my first visit here but surely won't be my last.


    My first look is the adorable *Charm** tuki skirt/top gift, with each piece in 4 different fun fabrics. The halter style top is adorned with a bow on the waist to match the one at the neck, and the miniskirt has a belt built in that matches each pattern.


    Another great gift with vibrant patterns is the *Charm** Tulip Skirt Dress which I also picked up from the Maitreya wall. There are solid brown and wine versions as well as this one which has a 4-texture HUD. I am really enjoying the variety and the flattering wrap style!


    Next we see the *Charm** Off Shoulder dress MT gift, with an impressive 15 versions included! Of course I had to see what the bear pattern looked like, and it did not disappoint...I spy a panda and someone in a bright green tie among the precious brown and beige bears :) On the right is pinkheart, with several colors of patterned hearts on a rosy pink background.


    This beauty is the *Charm** Kirikaeresu Top/Skirt gift, and I seem to have switched from bears to kittens :) The top and skirt each come in 5 varieties, with the saike flower shown on the left and the animal cat G on the right. It was hard to narrow down to just two out of the five since they are all lovely.


    My final look of the evening is called *Charm** Frea top and Long Skirt Maitreya. Each piece is included in 5 different versions, for more mixing and matching. The texture on the left made me gasp from how pretty it is, looks like a type of folded paper art whose name I cannot recall but similar to origami. That top and skirt are each called gara1, and the pieces on the right are both named check red. Ruffles and bows always make me smile :)

    Well, I survived the extremely stressful weekend...my grandmother's service as I saw livestreamed was beautiful, and my godparents' son did an amazing job as the priest for the mass. He spoke of her love of her children and grandchildren, and how she waited until the day after Mother's Day to leave us, in the month dedicated to motherhood. He told how 7 years ago the doctors said she wouldn't survive, and he said those doctors simply didn't know HER or her strength, and desire to be with her family. I admit, I sobbed for 2 straight hours and my eyes are still sore. I'd made the mistake of offering to post the obituary on facebook, and one of my mom's friends got snippy with me on there because my mom didn't call her to tell her. Insert facepalm here. Then a former friend (took her husband's side when he acted shady and pervy online and I got upset) showed up at the funeral looking for me, and commented on my facebook post despite our not being friends on there. Apparently she saw the obit in the newspaper and showed up out of the blue. I regret not being there but not because of her. Then today was therapy, where I learned how to practice giving myself a panic attack in a safe environment (rapid shallow breathing) then sitting through it and teaching my body to self-regulate. Doesn't that sound like fun? That's part of my homework for the week. Despite a rough weekend, I am looking forward to a brand new week ahead and the chance to get things headed in a positive direction. I hope you're all having a beautiful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Gifts from Charm:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: *Charm** tuki skirt/top $0L Free Gift

    Photo 2:
    Dress: *Charm** Tulip Skirt Dress $0L Free Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: *Charm** Off Shoulder dress MT $0L Free Gift

    Photo 4:
    Outfit: *Charm** Kirikaeresu Top/Skirt $0L Free Gift

    Photo 5:
    Outfit: *Charm** Frea top and Long Skirt Maitreya $0L Free Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Muse - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Palomma Plaza Treats

     Hiya everyone! Tonight we are taking a look at some generous gifts from Palomma Plaza. As you probably know by now, it is a tribute to Palomma of The Free Dove and is even in the same region and build that The Free Dove was located. I get sentimental every time I visit, in a warm and peaceful way :) The group is free to join and your tag will read "Doves Angel", and with that active you can click all the gifts you see to receive them for free. My link's red arrow on your map should point to the area between the two displays I'm sharing gifts from tonight, those of KingbalStores and Pink Mango. If you don't have a red arrow (I forget where in settings that would be) you can always area search for the name of one of the items if you use Firestorm viewer. There are plenty of fantastic gifts here from a wide range of designers, some of which you may already be very familiar with, and the gifts are changed out periodically so it's always a good time to visit.


    My first look is the playful 420 KS OUTFIT AZALEE DRESS 101 FAT-PACK gift from KingbalStores. The dress has the appearance of two pieces but wears as one, halter with wrap skirt that shows off a lot of leg :) There are sizes for eBody, Freya, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies, as well as a HUD with 12 fun choices. Most of the textures are a mix of print and matching solid for top and skirt portions.


    Another thoughtful gift from KingbalStores is the 420 KS OUTFIT AMARAL BOYFRIEND SHIRT DENIM. It can be worn as a short dress or a long tunic top, if you prefer adding some leggings or pants beneath. In sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies, we have 20 denim shades to choose from via HUD. As a child of the 80s I am all in on the denim experience ;)


    I couldn't resist sharing their third gift either, the 150 KS OUTFIT BRUNA TOP&SKIRT 60GO 30-28. Each piece fits Erika, eBody Reborn, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Petite mesh bodies. The top is like a cropped bra, and the skirt has bold cutouts on each hip for added vavoom ;) 


    Pink Mango has a few lovely gifts for us as well, like this sparkly Inari Dress. The front-crossed halter has a deep cleavage reveal as well as a cheeky rear view, and I love the color! Our gift includes Lara X, Legacy, Perky, Reborn, and Waifu body sizes, so I switched from my Lara 5.3 to my Lara X for this photo and the next one :) I use the same shape for both, so it's very simple to swap from one to the other. I know some are still hesitant to make the switch because of a large collection of Lara 5.3 clothing, and yes it can seem daunting to gather a sizeable wardrobe for a new body, but I think Lara X is gaining popularity and I do see it more often in gifts like this lately.


    My final look of the evening combines two gifts for modesty's sake and because it is fun to do ;) The *Pink Mango* Ofe Lingerie is the bra and thong on the left, white with tiny black hearts in sizes for Lara X, Legacy, Perky, and Reborn bodies. Because I noticed some censoring on the included image of the *Pink Mango* Ofe Outfit, I decided to keep the lingerie on and layer the sweater and leggings over top of it. As you can see, it worked out nicely and I'm flashing a bit of bra and thong straps rather than nips, lol. The sweater and leggings come in the same sizing as the lingerie, so I'm guessing that Pink Mango is mostly focusing on those particular sizes at this time. They aren't the only ones to move onto Lara X from the original, and while I've seen it hotly debated in groups, I do understand that ultimately it's up to each mesh rigger how much time they are willing to invest compared to what sells the best. At least 2 designers have mentioned their unpacker HUDs providing data on what people are opening and presumably therefore using, so be sure to use those correctly I guess :) 

    I just realized I let out a sigh that would have made a good movie or cartoon sound effect for how accidentally dramatic it sounded. Does that sum up my day? LOL! I had dinner with my parents and helped them go through some old photos that belonged to my grandmother, because my mom's brother's wife (the one who locked him out last year after 41 years of marriage, then randomly took him back eventually) sent him over to my grandma's house with a huge plastic bin to fill with all of her (grandma's) photos. Excuse me madam but you do not have any right to pictures of family members from the 1940s you never even met, or pictures of the son you disowned for marrying a non-Christian, especially without asking anyone first. Fortunately my mom was there and said she'd like to look through them first, so uncle dingbat had to go home emptyhanded. I mostly like him but he is a dingbat for going back to her. Why oh why does death bring out the absolute worst in some people? My mom has asked me if there was anything of my grandma's that I wanted, and I said I have really good holiday memories so probably a random Christmas ornament would be nice. I didn't ask for anything valuable, or that someone else might have already decided they wanted, just something sentimental to me. Sigh. The funeral is in 8 hours, and I'll be watching it livestreamed by the funeral home. Yes, I have tissues ready, and a stuffed animal to hug. I hope you all have a decent weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts for Palomma Plaza:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: KingbalStores 420 KS OUTFIT AZALEE DRESS 101 FAT-PACK $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Top: 420 KS OUTFIT AMARAL BOYFRIEND SHIRT DENIM $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Outfit: 150 KS OUTFIT BRUNA TOP&SKIRT 60GO 30-28 $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: *Pink Mango* Inari Dress $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Lingerie Left: *Pink Mango* Ofe Lingerie $0L Group Gift
    Outfit Right: *Pink Mango* Ofe Outfit $0L Group Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Muse - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Free is Fabulous

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I was in the mood to explore a bit, so the FabFree in SL group and blog immediately came to mind. Their group is free to join, and the blog is a wonderful source of information that includes the listing of gifts for their group members :) It is constantly growing and being added to, so you can find all sorts of treats for guys and gals, plus home decor suitable for anyone's living space. I usually go down the list a bit and go with slightly older gifts, just to make sure people are aware of them before they get swapped out for new goodies. This does mean that if you like what you see, you may not want to wait too long just in case :) I will definitely be a proud member of this group for life!


    My first stop was La Feminique, where the beautiful Selena May GG awaits all FabFree group members. There are sizes for Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, Perky, and Maitreya mesh bodies provided, and a HUD with 3 color versions of the summery citrus sliced pattern you see above. This is such a flattering minidress, especially the crossed straps.


    Our gift from *Flamingos*  is their Clementine Top&Skirt - Pink set, packed separately but meant to pair together perfectly. The top and skirt each fit eBody, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Peach mesh bodies. The top's HUD offers 10 colors each for the sleeves, ribbons, and corset, while the skirt has a HUD with the same 10 hues for the trim and ribbons. Very cute for this time of year, don't you think?


    I also picked up a fantastic pair of pretty dresses, the *Glitter Bunny* Xara Dress gift for FabFree. The pink and purple versions are each included in Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Kups, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Reborn, and Star mesh body sizing. There is even a men's gift here too, so spread the word to any male avatar wearers you know :) As for Xara here, I love both color ombres and am going to have a very hard time deciding which to wear out first. 


    Next we have the sassy .:Bad Rabbit:. Knitty Dress Gray + Soft Red gift, a fun mix of sex appeal and unique styling. The dress fits Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP bodies, and we receive a HUD with both color choices shown above. The dress is delightfully asymmetrical, with most of the left side open but tied at the hip. I am a big fan of knit textures, so that added to my appreciation of this generous gift.


    My final stop of the evening was {Le'La} where I found their Simeona Dress Gift for FabFree. Did you know they have a separate building for their gifts? Just walk out their front door and you'll see a sparkly stardust path leading you there, for not only their own (paid) group but lots of other groups. This beauty is provided in sizing for Gen X Classic, Gen X Classic Dainty, Gen X Curvy, Gen X Curvy Dainty, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Reborn, and Waifu mesh bodies. That's an impressive roundup of popular fits :) The dress has a pinkish bronzed color that I really enjoy, embossed fabric with a loosely tied sash belt built in. 

    Thursdays are not usually very exciting around here, and I am still waiting to find out if my parents are going to be home in time tomorrow for our usual dinner get-together. This week has been hectic for them of course, and I am absolutely not complaining if dinner is a no-go. There are still things to do before Saturday's services, and they are generally busy during the week anyway so this just adds to their chaos. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts for FabFree in SL:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: La Feminique - Selena May GG $0L FabFree Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: *Flamingos* Clementine Top&Skirt - Pink $0L FabFree Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: *Glitter Bunny* Xara Dress $0L FabFree Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Dress: .:Bad Rabbit:. Knitty Dress Gray + Soft Red $0L FabFree Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Dress: {Le'La} Simeona Dress Gift $0L FabFree Group Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Muse - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. MANON EVOX SKIN - VELOUR PORCELAIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Great Gifts from GothiCatz

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I visited an iconic store that's been a part of SL since 2007, GothiCatz. That's the year I started my SL journey too, so I have very early memories of hanging out as part of a huge crowd at their old lucky chairs :) Currently they have a free group and several gifts available for it, with the high quality and excellent texturing you'd expect from them. It was clearly worth the visit, and I've got my eye on a few future purchases now too. I'm not just a blogger, I am also a happy shopper, and I love finding old favorites and introducing them to others who are looking to upgrade their wardrobes.


    For my first look of the night, I slipped into the >>GothiCatz<< Tiffany group gift. It's a two-piece swimsuit in retro styling, with large polka dots on the top and a circus themed pattern on the bottoms with an abundance of clowns. Each piece fits Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. I'll tell you a little secret too...there's a black and white version of this same style suit that is another group gift, very similar patterns and just as lovely!


    For a tropical look, be sure to collect your >>GothiCatz<< HotSpell gift :) The single shouldered minidress and matching thong are each provided in a fitmesh M size as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizes. I am definitely enjoying the dramatic dark colors used in this pattern, which sometimes I lean towards just for variety in the spring and summer. 


    Speaking of summer, it will be here before we know it, and an ideal way to honor your inner (or outer) Goth while visiting a beach or somewhere extra sunny. It is called >>GothiCatz<< Kalma, and it has an intriguing combo of one-piece and bikini appearance while being all linked together and worn at once. There is a standard fitted size for classic avatars, along with Freya, Isis, Venus, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Reborn, and Slink Hourglass Petite mesh body sizes. The skull embossed on the front is a fun and spooky touch, and we get pops of red from the stripes on the bra cup. 


    Sometimes I find a bodysuit and decide it could be worn as a swimsuit too, like this charming >>GothiCatz<< Valentina :) The rosy pink hue makes me think of romance, an idea enhanced by the beautiful lace overlay. This gift includes sizing for Freya, Isis, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. So how and where are you wearing it first?


    My final look of the evening is called >>GothiCatz<< Chika, and what a gift this is! The layers of ruffles have a fun leopard print, with darkest brown trim at the hem and on the halter neck that ties in a big bow at the back :) There are 5 fitmesh standard sizes included (XXS to L) and sizing for Freya, Isis, Venus, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. The print makes me want to purr like a happy feline!

    It was a decent day here, all things considered. I had a brief appointment with the new family doctor, and we decided to go ahead with the medication switch. I have to wean myself off the current med, which apparently is more challenging to come off than other medications so I have to be cautious. I'd say I had less trouble this time with anxiety and panic attacks than two weeks ago when I met this doctor for the first time, and I'm taking that as a positive sign :) The obituary for my grandmother was published today, and it is a nice simple tribute when honestly words cannot really do her justice. It is hard to summarize 97 years into a few sentences though, so I will be adding a comment when I'm ready. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from GothiCatz:

    Photo 1:
    Swimsuit: >>GothiCatz<< Tiffany $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: >>GothiCatz<< HotSpell $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Swimsuit: >>GothiCatz<< Kalma $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Bodysuit: >>GothiCatz<< Valentina $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Dress: >>GothiCatz<< Chika $0L Group Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Muse - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. MANON EVOX SKIN - VELOUR PORCELAIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.6)
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • More BSASSY Gifts

     Hiya everyone! Tonight we're still at *BSASSY* taking a look at several more wonderful group gifts from their 3rd floor group gift room. It's free to join their group, and there are a few years' worth of monthly treats for us to claim that I've noticed all have a wide range of mesh body sizes so that can be quite helpful to know. I only own a few bodies but I know some of you are enjoying changing up your look fairly often and need a range of brands on hand. The easiest way to reach the group gift room is the teleport board on the wall, but you can always take the scenic route by walking up a couple of flights of stairs :) Do avatars need cardio? 


    For my first look of the night, I am loving the *BSASSY* SHORTS SET GROUP GIFT JULY 2023 outfit. The high waisted denim shorts can be paired with either the solid or see-through versions of the top, all of which are provided in a fitmesh version along with Freya, Isis, Hourglass Petite, Legacy, Perky, and Maitreya mesh body sizes. I'm wearing the solid on the left and the see-through on the right, not a very noticeable difference because of the texturing, at least from behind. I really like the built in belt on the shorts, and the pink and blue color combo in spring pastels.


    Another irresistible gift I picked up is called *BSASSY* HEARTS IN FEB 22 GROUP GIFT DRESS. It was most likely intended as a Valentine gift, but I am absolutely going to wear it any time of year :) There are sizes for eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, and Slink Hourglass mesh bodies included, all with that front and back gathering and smattering of pink hearts. The plunging neckline makes me want to try on every necklace I own, LOL, see what dangles just right into the cleavage.


    *BSASSY* GG DRESS OCT 23 could be thought of as a 'little black dress', but the details make it so much more :) The first thing you might notice is the keyhole opening at the cleavage, or maybe it'll be the slightly asymmetrical hemline trimmed in pretty lace. For some it might be the way it clings to every curve. They are all noteworthy of course :) Claim this gift and you will receive BBL, Erika, Freya, Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra Bimbo, Low, Original, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, and Reborn mesh body sizes.


    One of the more recent gifts is this charming *BSASSY* GG DRESS MARCH 24, in a soft romantic peachy hue. There are sizes for Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Khara, Kupra, Lara X, Petite X, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Peach, Reborn, and Waifu mesh bodies included. This can certainly be dressed up or down with your choices of accessories, and I think gold or silver would go well with the coloring.


    My final look this evening is the stunning *BSASSY* SEPTEMBER 23 GROUP GIFT WITH PANTIES. The dress and panties are separates, each sized to fit Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, Flat, Petite, Reborn, and Waifu bodies. The slightly sheer white fabric makes the panties show through and really highlights the bold pink flowers embroidered on the front. 

    It was a day...now that I've had a full day to let my grandmother's passing sink in, it is perhaps a little easier but I am still hurting inside. I'd already had a doctor visit scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, so hooray for more stress? I will be telling the doctor to go ahead and change my antidepressant, because I certainly need one that works well. Many are helpful for anxiety and panic attacks too, which is the goal to find the best one for my personal body chemistry. The funeral is Saturday and it is too far for me to go at this point, which adds a level of guilt to my grief. If you've ever heard of the analogy of grief as a ball inside of a box, I definitely agree with it. The idea is that there is a pain button in a box, and our grief starts as a very large ball that hits the pain button very frequently. Unexpected things can shake the box and make the ball hit the button. But time will help the ball to shrink, so it triggers the pain button less often but still unpredictably sometimes. It is a great way to explain things, don't you think? The button may cause sadness, numbness, anger, any number of responses when hit, but those ease over time as well. I hope you're all having a pleasant day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from *BSASSY*:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: *BSASSY* SHORTS SET GROUP GIFT JULY 2023 $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Dress: *BSASSY* HEARTS IN FEB 22 GROUP GIFT DRESS $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: *BSASSY* GG DRESS OCT 23 $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Outfit: *BSASSY* GG DRESS MARCH 24 $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Outfit: *BSASSY* SEPTEMBER 23 GROUP GIFT WITH PANTIES $0L Group Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Hani - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. MANON EVOX SKIN - VELOUR PORCELAIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.6)
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Time To Be Sassy

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I stopped by the new location of *BSASSY* where I found their newest group gift on the main floor and a bounty of prior gifts on the third floor. The current gift is next to the teleport sign, just click the floor labeled with group gifts and you will be whisked up to the room of treasures ;) They have been offering monthly gifts for several years now, and many of them have been made available here at the new store for those who might not have gotten them yet. Also good news, the group is currently free to join so these goodies won't cost you a single thing :)


    My first look of the evening is the *BSASSY* MAY 24 GROUP GIFT BRA TOP AND SKIRT OUTFIT, this month's gift and the only one on the main floor. The floral pattern is delightful for spring, and the skirt has panties built in for a touch of modesty. Our top and skirt are each provided in Erika, Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Lara X, Petite X, Legacy, Perky, Bombshell, Maitreya, Petite, Reborn, and Waifu mesh body sizes. We even receive a HUD for the metals with 2 choices, so those little loops can be either silver or gold depending on your preferences.


    Next I changed into the open weave *BSASSY* APRIL 24 GROUP GIFT. This wispy dress has a honeycomb type texture that makes me think of wearing it as a beach coverup, over a favorite bikini :) There are Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Lara X, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh body sizes provided for this lovely pale peace mini dress.


    We will definitely turn heads with the *BSASSY* JAN 24 GROUP GIFT DRESS AND BOOTS, don't you think? Both the dress and thigh high boots are provided in sizes for Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Lara X, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn bodies, with a 4 color HUD for the gems on the wedge heels of our boots. What a fun extra touch! The asymmetrical hemline means that one cheek is showing off in our rear view, noteworthy if you are looking to wear this somewhere G-rated.


    When you first enter the group gift room upstairs, the wall you're facing holds 3 recent gifts, one of which is this gorgeous *BSASSY* VALENTINES 24 RED FORMAL outfit. Now I know, it's technically for a holiday a few months ago, but that is merely because of the red color which I've always considered timeless :) The top has some great lace detail both front and back, while the flowing satin skirt is open on the left side and decorated with lovely chains on the hip. Each piece fits Lara X, Legacy, Perky, Reborn, and Waifu mesh bodies.


    My final look tonight is the *BSASSY* AG COLLECTION GROUP GIFT JUNE 23 SKIRT AND TOP, stunning in royal blue. The halter top has lace and fishnet with ties at each side, while the skirt is pulled up on one side for another cheeky look ;) The pieces are each included in sizing for Belleza X, Erika, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh bodies.

    I received bad news this evening, not unexpected but still sorrowful...my beloved grandmother passed away this afternoon. My parents were there to meet with the hospice nurse who said her blood pressure was very low, and her favorite niece (no, we aren't supposed to play favorites among family, but we still usually have one or two) was there and said they should call the priest. The nurses kept asking if there was someone my grandmother was waiting to see, and my mom didn't think so. The priest gave her the sacrament of the sick (last rites was what we called it when I was a kid) and my parents walked him to the door after, but when they returned to her she was gone. Peaceful, painless, and surrounded by people who love her. I believe she is reunited with my grandfather, her parents, all her siblings who died before her (just the youngest brother remains), and lots of friends who loved her during her 97 years on earth. My godparents' son is a priest in a different area, and my mom contacted him to see if he can preside over her funeral mass because he dearly loved her too. She asked about him often, so we feel she would want it that way. I am struggling a bit, grief is a terrible thing that we all face so I am just doing my best to muddle through. I will keep tabs on my mom to make sure she is okay, as well as one can be at a time like this anyway. The services will probably be Saturday. I already had these blog photos and notes prepared when I found out, and will probably keep blogging throughout to keep myself occupied. I hope you're all having a good day/evening, and please go hug a loved one :)

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from *BSASSY*:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: *BSASSY* MAY 24 GROUP GIFT BRA TOP AND SKIRT OUTFIT $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Dress: *BSASSY* APRIL 24 GROUP GIFT $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Outfit: *BSASSY* JAN 24 GROUP GIFT DRESS AND BOOTS $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Outfit: *BSASSY* VALENTINES 24 RED FORMAL $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Outfit: *BSASSY* AG COLLECTION GROUP GIFT JUNE 23 SKIRT AND TOP $0L Group Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Hani - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. MANON EVOX SKIN - VELOUR PORCELAIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.6)
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • May Faire Hunt

     Hiya everyone! Tonight it's time to explore the May Faire Hunt, brought to us by Malus Park Events & Hunts so you know it's got impressive designers and prizes :) The prizes are all $5L or less, and you can find them by looking for the lovely little purple flower hunt object which is pictured on the hunt's website. That is also the place to find all your landmarks and hints, plus preview images wherever available, so you know what you are looking for and can see the fun variety and quality waiting for us. Many stops have more than one treat hidden, so you'll have multiple hints to guide you to each flower. We have until the end of the month to pick up all the wonderful prizes we wish.


    I am starting the post with the [Ari-Pari] May Flowers Halter Dress, a beautiful $1L prize from the designer who is also our hunt organizer :) The flowing frock has a wrapped tulip hem and a sweet ruffle at the empire waist, so there are distinctly unique details to appreciate. It fits Hourglass, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh bodies, and includes a HUD with 5 pretty colors to select from. If you're like me, you may have some difficulty deciding since they're all so lovely!


    Psyche's Pstyles has a terrific prize for us for just $1L, their Fair Ribbons Dress. This sweet gown has a very appropriate ribbonlike belt attached, in vibrant yellow to match the bow on the neckline. The texture has lots of colors of loosely spiraling ribbons, bringing to mind a maypole so just right for our theme :) The dress comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and Reborn mesh bodies.


    If you're craving something playful and casual for the warmer months, head on over to @rOrO and find their flower so just $3L gets you this stunning Zoey Top & Shorts Pattern Edition prize. There are Erika, Lara X, Legacy, and Reborn sizes each for top and shorts, with a HUD for each with 6 patterns for us to choose from. I always appreciate the use of texture or color HUDs, and the styling here is incredible with the cutouts at the bust and both thighs!


    You'll definitely want to visit Designs by Danielle, also known as DANI, to find their 4 free prizes that all work together perfectly! The DANI Swiss Dots Halter Peach can be worn with either the DANI Swiss Dots Skirt and Petticoat Peach like you see on the left above, or the DANI Swiss Dots Tight Skirt Peachy seen on the right, giving the look of a solid dress either way. Don't forget to show your feet some love with the DANI Swiss Dots Laced Heels prize, which reflect both the main color and the pale dot coloring if you count the laces :) Each of these prizes includes sizes for Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Lara X, Legacy, and Reborn mesh bodies. 


    My final look is two of the 3 wonderful prizes you can find at The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. They have a $5L hunt exclusive which you can see on the left above called TIKI TIME Tee, while the charming FLOWERS FOR PEACE Tee on the right is just $3L. Both of these have unpacker HUDs so you can choose just the brand or set of sizes you wish - standard, eBody Classic, eBody Reborn, Waifu, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Lara X, Petite X, Hourglass, Physique, or TMP mesh body sizing. This way you only increase your inventory count slightly, and you can hang onto the HUD for future reference. I can't figure out if the Tiki Time is reminding me of a Gilligan's Island episode or Brady Bunch, some vague memory from early childhood when watching reruns was a staple of my weekends, and the flowers for peace warmed my heart immediately. While you're here, I suggest checking the midnight mania board and lucky board, neither of which require a group tag to click.

    It was a chaotic weekend because that's how I roll, LOL, well at least lately most of my plans fall on weekends. My parents never contacted me about the video call with my grandmother, and today said she was asleep the entire time and a few other relatives were there (grandmother's brother, his wife and their son). Therapy was half focused on my telling him about my grandmother's failing health, then half on a ride to a couple nearby locations then down the highway. I've got my 'homework' for the upcoming week, a couple of outings and a visit to the new family doctor to discuss changing medications now that I've had time to think about it and research it. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and are having a peaceful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Hunt Prizes from May Faire Hunt:

    Photo 1:
    Dress: [Ari-Pari] May Flowers Halter Dress $1L Hunt Prize

    Photo 2:
    Dress: Psyche's Pstyles Fair Ribbons Dress $1L Hunt Prize

    Photo 3:
    Outfit: @rOrO Zoey Top & Shorts Pattern Edition $3L Hunt Prize

    Photo 4:
    Top: DANI Swiss Dots Halter Peach $0L Hunt Prize
    Skirt Left: DANI Swiss Dots Skirt and Petticoat Peach $0L Hunt Prize
    Skirt Right: DANI Swiss Dots Tight Skirt Peachy $0L Hunt Prize
    Shoes: DANI Swiss Dots Laced Heels $0L Hunt Prize

    Photo 5:
    Top Left: The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. TIKI TIME Tee $5L Hunt Exclusive
    Top Right: The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. FLOWERS FOR PEACE Tee $3L Hunt Prize
    Pants: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Blue) $0L Marketplace

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Hani - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. MANON EVOX SKIN - VELOUR PORCELAIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.6)
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Scooping and Scoring

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I'm returning to the SLS sewers for more Scoop N Score Hunt prizes, all of which are free if you can navigate the maze and find all the poops. Yep, we are looking for little turds with long thin legs and happy faces which you can see a photo of on the SLS website :) I have fun with this challenging hunt each year (this is their 6th annual round) and always with Xan's help because he is better than I am with mazes. Hey, I figure admitting a weakness is a strength in itself because I can then seek suitable assistance while focusing on my own capabilities. We get to laugh together at the clever names of some of the poops too, so many puns and plays on words! I do also suggest visiting the sales portion of the event for some impressive bargains from these talented and generous designers.


    My first look is two prizes from UNA. combined into a fun outfit. Their D.B.Cosplay Jumper Maitreya is a one-piece layered jumpsuit with a tied belt attached to match the t-shirt layer. I suppose the pant legs being pulled up are handy for exploring those sewers ;) We can also find a poo with the UNA. D.B.Cosplay Gloves Darkbrown inside, and to be honest I found the easiest way to wear these was to alpha out my hands entirely. They can work with so many different outfits and scenarios, hence the cosplay reference, and are not labeled as to a size or body.


    *Sweet Kajira* has several treats hiding for us to find, like this gorgeous Le Viuda Red dress. This beauty does not have a particular size or body indicated, but on my Maitreya body I did need to use that alpha feature on the body's HUD to hide some of my midriff and breasts. The style is so elegant and timeless!


    Back over in the UNA. collection of gifts, I also found the D.B.Cosplay Dress Pink that was just begging to be paired with their D.B.Cosplay Boots A Pink. The dress fits Maitreya Lara perfectly, and has a cute neck scarf attached that matches the small bag on our belt with pops of teal. As for the rugged but pretty boots, they have slouched socks and fit my Maitreya feet in their flat position. I'd love to know the story behind this D.B. cosplay line, as it appears as though we're readying ourselves for an adventure!


    Next we're back to Sweet Kajira (I admit, I got a little mixed up LOL, meant to keep the brands together...sorry) with their *SK* Antonietta Corse red Maitreya and *SK* Antonietta Over skirt red Maitreya. There are green versions of each in two other poops as well, so if you find all 4 you can mix and match if you wish. The skirt is notably brief, so I added a pair of panties beneath to provide a hint of modesty. You can barely see them here, but they were much more noticeable in their absence if you catch my drift ;) They are a free gift on the marketplace from Lilbird, 4 colors of BOM panties that can easily become a wardrobe staple.


    My final look of the evening involved a body switch, no not like a scifi movie but to my Lara X. That's because the )O( Lady Allure Lingerie - Black & Silver )O( prize from Artemisia is crafted for only that specific body and size :) It consists of separate corset, panties, and sheer skirt, and there is a gold version in another poop. Nobody will expect or believe you if you tell them where you found these treats, and it's hard enough to imagine that they're all free. It was a nice excuse to wear Lara X for a moment too, as she doesn't get much blogging attention yet here.

    Whew, welcome to the weekend! I had dinner at my parents' and the update on my grandmother was rather grim...she hasn't been eating since Monday, and hospice is involved. Apparently when she is awake she is moaning or crying, so she is either uncomfortable or confused, which is hurting my heart to hear. I know it's a matter of time, but facing mortality is not easy and not a great topic for an SL blog. The weather was very drab and rainy, and I went out very briefly before dinner (unexpected outing) but still less busy than my weekend looks. If she's up to it I'll be doing a video call of some sort with my grandma, as my parents will be there, and then I get to go out for another exposure/outing type deal. Sunday is therapy, and I'll be back to blogging that evening :) I hope any of my American readers who are moms of any sort have a beautiful Mother's Day, and yes I include bonus moms, aunts by blood or choice, pet parents, and anyone of a maternal nature. Have a wonderful weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Hunt Prizes from SLS Scoop N Score:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: UNA. D.B.Cosplay Jumper Maitreya $0L Hunt Prize
    Gloves: UNA. D.B.Cosplay Gloves Darkbrown $0L Hunt Prize

    Photo 2:
    Dress: *Sweet Kajira* Le Viuda Red dress $0L Hunt Prize

    Photo 3:
    Dress: UNA. D.B.Cosplay Dress Pink $0L Hunt Prize
    Shoes: UNA. D.B.Cosplay Boots A Pink $0L Hunt Prize

    Photo 4:
    Top: *SK* Antonietta Corse red Maitreya $0L Hunt Prize
    Skirt: *SK* Antonietta Over skirt red Maitreya $0L Hunt Prize
    Panties: Lilbird GIFT Simple BOM panties $0L Marketplace Gift

    Photo 5:
    Lingerie: Artemisia )O( Lady Allure Lingerie - Black & Silver )O(- $0L Hunt Prize

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Hani - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. MANON EVOX SKIN - VELOUR PORCELAIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • A Few Favorite Things

     Hiya everyone! Tonight's post features several prizes from the CMH 'A Few Of Our Favorite Things 3' Hunt, brought to us by Cheeky Monkey Hunts. There are $1L prizes, $25L exclusives, and $50L exclusives, all hidden in the pretty hunt object which is an image of a blue cloud with 2 white clouds in front of a red heart on a pink square. I apologize if that sounds confusing but it'll make sense when you see one :) The designers have come up with some fantastic offerings, showing us their favorite things, and hopefully helping you find a new favorite or two :) It's so hard to choose just a couple of favorites though, when they are all so unique and have charm all of their own. At least we have until the end of the month to follow the hints and landmarks on the hunt website to track down whatever tickles our fancy.


    My first look this evening is our GoodVibes Summer Dress Marigold outfit, a $25L exclusive with a bonus. The dress is provided in Lara X, X Petite, Maitreya, Petite, and Star mesh body sizes, while the sandals fit Maitreya and Star flat feet. The bonus is our matching yellow cateye sunglasses, which have a resize script built in so we can adjust them if needed. I love the floral pattern on the main dress, and the way the bright yellow trim and wrap really bring out the flowers so prettily. The sandals are absolutely a style I've worn in RL and adore in SL too, comfy yet classy and a dreamy match.


    Another outfit I simply could not resist sharing is the ST - May Day Outfit from Simple Terms. Their dress has a sleeveless crop top in solid purple layered beneath a floral tank dress with one side dropped down, and it comes in Lara X, Maitreya, and Star mesh body sizing. The strappy cork sandals fit Maitreya and Star feet, and the handbag I'm sure you noticed is also provided :) It is a pairing of both fabrics from the dress so it is a match made in fashion heaven. This is also a $25L exclusive offering, so if you like what you see, this is the only way to get it.


    Special details mean a lot to me, so I was immediately drawn to the Psyche's Pstyles Heckin Cute Dress. On first glance it's a beautiful retro blouse and poodle skirt combo, but a closer look shows that the poodle image is actually a cerberus, as in the three-headed guardian of the underworld. Potter fans may recognize it as Fluffy from the 2nd book/movie, protecting the sorcerer's stone :) Either way, he (they?) will surely keep us safe and fashionable! There are sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh bodies provided in this terrific $1L prize. 


    The Sissy Bar has a $1L hunt prize for us that made me think "are you me?" because it truly does involve several of my favorite things :) Their (TSB) A Few Of My Favorite Things 3 Hunt pajama set consists of the shirt and pants each in Freya, Isis, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and Reborn mesh body sizes. The pale lavender is a shade darker on the pants, and I have been collecting teddy bears for decades now ♥. I even prefer short sleeves for lounging or sleeping most of the time so I don't feel constricted, so this is ticking lots of boxes for me.


    For my final look of the night, I changed into the Nirvana Fashion $25L exclusive called Female Outfit - [Angela]HUD-Apple. The strapless dress with wedge opening on the left side is provided in standard sizes S and L, as well as eBody Classic, eBody Reborn, Freya Perky, Kupra, Maitreya, Petite, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizing, all with a 10 color HUD. Then we get to add the gold necklace and the black clutch bag seen here. Also included but not shown, a flowing hairstyle in 8 different colors. I really do appreciate such a thorough outfit, and especially at such an affordable price! 

    For some reason I kept thinking today was Friday, so I'm all mixed up which is really nothing new ;) I went to the local park earlier just for an outing, but didn't even get out of the car because of the rain. That's fine since being in the car was the key, and I'll be going grocery shopping on Saturday. Tomorrow is dinner with the parents, which I always enjoy, although I am a little nervous about hearing updates on my grandmother. The weather forecast isn't pretty for Friday either, rain still all day and night. Good thing the car ride to my parents' is a brief one :) I hope you're all having a blissful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Hunt Prizes from A Few Of Our Favorite Things 3:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: GoodVibes Summer Dress Marigold $25L Hunt Exclusive

    Photo 2:
    Outfit: Simple Terms ST - May Day Outfit $25L Hunt Exclusive

    Photo 3:
    Dress: Psyche's Pstyles Heckin Cute Dress $1L Hunt Prize

    Photo 4:
    Pajamas: The Sissy Bar (TSB) A Few Of My Favorite Things 3 Hunt $1L Hunt Prize

    Photo 5:
    Outfit: Nirvana Fashion [NF] - Female Outfit - [Angela]HUD-Apple $25L Hunt Exclusive

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Hani - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. MANON EVOX SKIN - VELOUR PORCELAIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • More Gifts from Hilly Haalan

     Hiya everyone! Tonight I've got a few more wonderful group gifts to show you from Hilly Haalan, a part two of yesterday since we've only scratched the surface of their entire building full of treats. The group is free to join, and there are several years' worth of gifts that are regularly added to, so even if you've been here in the past it is a good idea to stop by again and see what you've missed. It is so thoughtful of the designer to make sure that we can all look great without spending a fortune, and they frequently take part in events and have some impressive new releases in their main building.


    My first look this evening is the charming [hh] GROUP GIFT Amara Set. Its black knit top and plaid skirt are each included in a classic M size along with Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizes. I really like the tiny flash of skin between the top and skirt waistband, a small flirty detail that did not go unnoticed :) 


    As the weather gets warmer, thoughts turn to swimwear and the wonderful places in SL that we can wear it...so why not include the [hh] GROUP GIFT Jazmine Bikini in your gift claiming? :) The top and bottom each fit eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Kupra (Bimbo, Low, Original), Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies. We also receive a HUD with 20 textures for each, a mix of solids and patterns that can be mixed and matched beautifully. I certainly had a good time doing so, as you can see on both sides above. 


    Our [hh] GROUP GIFT Ruby Dress is another tempting treat that it's hard to believe is completely free. The strapless minidress is gathered down the middle and tied with a slender bow, in sizing for Altamura Sofia, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Signature Alice, Star, and Tonic Curvy mesh bodies. The HUD allows us to change the texture to any of the 20 great choices, solids and patterns among the mix. 


    If you are as fascinated by advanced lighting and materials enabled outfits as I am, you're sure to enjoy the [hh] GROUP GIFT Patrizia Dress Set :) However if you don't use it, you can still appreciate this treat because there are versions with and without materials for each size - Erika, Freya, Isis, Kupra, Kups, Legacy, Maitreya, Petite, and Reborn mesh bodies. There are also jewel bow heels to match, in Belleza, Erika, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn sizes. I wound up rezzing out a very subtle light in front of me, since I am outside in a skybox with no lamps or other lighting nearby, to really show off the materials which show a blue shine on the front and peachy sheen on the side. 


    My final look this evening is the [hh] Sadie Jumpsuit group gift, an elegant one-piece outfit with low cut neckline and flared pant legs. There are sizes for Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, Peach, Prima Busty, and Reborn mesh bodies, as well as a HUD with a whopping 50 textures! As you can tell, they include solids and some fun prints, so whatever your mood or personal tastes are, you can most likely find something that makes you feel "wow". 

    It was a quiet day, but my evening got weird because I was being bugged by a human (housemate) and pestered by an actual bug, LOL, so not sure which was more irritating. I have never studied any form of medicine, yet every single time they have a minor health issue they ask me instead of seeking professional medical help. I'm not being mean, I genuinely don't know what I'm looking at if someone shows me a small bump on their arm or a red dot on their face, or tells me their toe itches. (all fake examples but the same idea) I never expected to take on a parental role to someone close to my own age, and then I feel truly guilty for not having answers. As for the bug, it wasn't a stinkbug this time but I didn't get a good enough look to see what it was...smaller then the stinky ones, dark color, weird flying pattern, landed in my hair once and on my lap twice but took off right away. I told it to go away so I could finish blogging, lol, and I think it listened ;) Nobody tell the bug I'm done please, or it might come back...well I do hope you're all enjoying your day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from Hilly Haalan:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: [hh] GROUP GIFT Amara Set $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Bikini: [hh] GROUP GIFT Jazmine Bikini $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: [hh] GROUP GIFT Ruby Dress $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Outfit: [hh] GROUP GIFT Patrizia Dress Set $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Jumpsuit: [hh] Sadie Jumpsuit $0L Group Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Hani - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. MANON EVOX SKIN - VELOUR PORCELAIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.6)
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)
  • Hilly Haalan

     Hiya everyone! Tonight we are visiting Hilly Haalan, a store so generous their group gifts have their own building :) Their group is free to join, and there are gifts for other groups too, so be sure to have a nice thorough look around. I'm always so grateful for their thoughtfulness in offering so many incredible gifts, and will surely be back soon to share some more with all of you.


    My first look of the evening is the [hh] GROUP GIFT Jenny Set, a one-piece outfit in three varieties. Each are provided in a classic M size as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh body sizing. The original is shown on the right above, the one called pattern is on the left, and not seen here but easy to envision is the black set. The flirty open blouse goes so well with the high waisted shorts and their cute cargo pockets in the front :)


    Next I slipped (pun intended) into a gorgeous slip dress called [hh] GROUP GIFT Nicole Dress. This beauty clings to every curve just so, and will fit Erika, Freya, Hourglass, Kupra, Kups, Legacy, Maitreya, Petite, and Reborn mesh bodies. There is also a HUD included with 25 colors each for the dress in satin or shiny, and 8 metal options for the chains in the front of the spaghetti straps. I'm wearing a satin hue on the left, shiny on the right, and it looks great either way.


    [hh] GROUP GIFT Elena Dress is a playful halter dress with both sides gathered and tied at each thigh. There are sizes for Alice, Altamura Sofia, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Kupra (Bimbo, Low, Original), Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Star, and Tonic Curvy mesh bodies. Also included is a HUD with 20 texture choices, mostly solid colors but as you can see on the left above there are some lovely prints as well :) 


    How would you like a brand new full outfit with shoes and handbag, all for free? If so, please be sure to claim the [hh] GROUP GIFT Perline Dress Outfit! Its sleek dress comes in sizes for Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Kupra (Bimbo, Low, Original), Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Petite bodies. The matching heels fit Belleza, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Slink High feet just right, and the handbags with hold pose come in left and right hand versions. It is weird that my first thought when seeing the rear view involved the word badonkadonk?! LOL, for real I was genuinely impressed by how shapely it makes the booty.


    My final look tonight is the [hh] GIFT Rosalind Dress, which combines elegance with a daring flair. There are sizes for Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Kups, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, and Reborn mesh bodies. Our HUD offers an impressive 40 colors each for the top, skirt, and straps. I must say, those straps are really working overtime considering how slender they are! They hold the skirt up and the top down, while crisscrossing around the midriff beautifully. The skirt has that great slit on the left side that shows off most of the leg for extra sex appeal.

    Whew, it is a hockey night here and I've watched two playoff games that both went into overtime. Since they play until someone wins in the playoffs, the late game is still going and could run considerably late if the goalies stay so impressive. I did go out earlier briefly and it went okay, so that is slight progress. I hope you're all having a nice day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

    Credits:
    All Group Gifts from Hilly Haalan:

    Photo 1:
    Outfit: [hh] GROUP GIFT Jenny Set $0L Group Gift

    Photo 2:
    Dress: [hh] GROUP GIFT Nicole Dress $0L Group Gift

    Photo 3:
    Dress: [hh] GROUP GIFT Elena Dress $0L Group Gift

    Photo 4:
    Outfit: [hh] GROUP GIFT Perline Dress Outfit $0L Group Gift

    Photo 5:
    Dress: [hh] GIFT Rosalind Dress $0L Group Gift

    Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
    Hair: TRUTH Collective / Hani - Essential
    Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. MANON EVOX SKIN - VELOUR PORCELAIN
    Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
    Body/Hands/Feet: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.6)
    All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)