Sunday, December 30, 2018

Hope for the new year


Hello dear friends <3 In the coming year, may our contentment increase and our fears lessen. May we love all beings, without prejudice or exception. ~ xoxo ~

I found a pretty dress in my fav color by doing a little hunting at FurtaCor. The New Year Hunt runs until January 28th and there are hunt items for male and female avatars at prices up to $25L. This tea length dress is #4 and it's $15L.

I accessorized with FREE group gifts -- hair from KoKoLoReS, bento nails from LIVIA, and a bento ring from amias -- and makeup applier freebies and dollarbies that I picked up on the Marketplace.

Ava's tattoo is a SL Frees & Offers group gift that I blogged previously -- it's a favorite.

Scroll down for details...

Happy New Year! <3

CAROL G. - SL F&O Group Gift

Clothing


Dress: FurtaCor: New Year Hunt #4 - $15L / no join fee - Thank You!
Ring: amias: NOVEMBER group gift - FREE / no join fee - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Blush: CAZIMI - Cheeks - Glitter Cheeks Gift - FREE on Marketplace - Thank You!
Eyebrows: Nanika - Eyebrow Mila - Marketplace Dollarbie - Thank You!
Ears: ^^Swallow^^ - Noldor Elf Ears
Eyes: MoZeR - New Year's Gift - Winter Ocean Eyes Applier - Marketplace Dollarbie - Thank You!
Eyeshadow: Nanika - Eyeshadow Metallic - Marketplace Dollarbie - Thank You!
Lipstick: Sintiklia - Lipstick Kate - FREE gift - Thank You!
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair:  KoKoLoReS - Miri + Miri Stars // HUD - FREE V.I.P. group gift / $250L join fee - Thank You!
Nails: LIVIA - Metallics No.1 [Stiletto MED Nails] - FREE group gift / no join fee - Thank You!
Skin: amara beauty: Miriela F01
Tattoo - CAROL G. - City of Angel - White Tattoo - SL Frees & Offers Group Gift - Thank You!

Photo


Location: mystical fae
Pose: Le Poppycock - *Starry Night* Heart's Desire (Star)

~ xoxo ~

Friday, December 28, 2018

When all you want to do is eat candy and veg


Hello dear friends <3 It's that kind of day, and thanks to some FREE gifts, Ava can express my mood du jour.

Ava's warm Rudolf Socks and Cream Fluffy Slippers are separate items from different designers at different events, and both are FREE!

Her Xmas sweater is a gift at tentacio that has a texture change HUD and is FREE to all.

The Reindeer Tattoo is a FREE gift from CAROL G. to members of the SL Frees & Offers group. There are extra goodies in the gift (see picture below), and there is an earlier SL Frees & Offers gift on the wall.

The cute DeerLove Shades and Candy Cane bento prop are Marketplace dollarbies.

Some of these gifts may expire soon - scroll down for details and links!

And... keep warm <3

CAROL G. SL F&O Group Gift

Clothing


Glasses: NS: - DeerLove SHADES // HUD - Marketplace dollarbie! - Thank You!
Leggings: Blueberry - Julia Leggings (previously blogged here)
Slippers: Petite Mort @ The Imaginarium - Cream Fluffy Slippers V2 - FREE event gift - Thank You!
Socks: RKKN @ Shop and Hop - Rudolf Socks Gift - FREE gift - Thank You!
Sweater: Tentacio - Xmas sweater // HUD - FREE gift / no group needed - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair:  TRUTH Hair - Ciara (past VIP group gift)
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa
Tattoo - CAROL G. - Reindeer Tattoo - SL Frees & Offers GIFT - Thank You!

Photo


Location: Winter's Hollow
Pose #1: Tibet poses - female pose 29 (Gift) - $5L on Marketplace - Thank You!
Pose #2: Akaesha - Candy Cane [suck] BENTO - Marketplace dollarbie! - Thank You!

~ xoxo ~

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

In search of the lost chord...

...in the Missing Melody sim. 

Hello dear friends <3 Ava is keeping warm in fuzzy wool clothing, and though it's amazing for clothing with such quality features, her entire outfit was FREE.

The Hana dress with the fuzzy textured skirt and sleeves can be found under the tree at Safira, and it's FREE to group members with no join fee.

The Tais shoes are a FREE gift from Scandalize at the Shop & Hop event. The shoes are a good complement to the dress and many other things, as they come in several versions complete with texture HUDs. The version Ava is wearing has high fuzzy textured socks - there are low and smooth versions as well.

Ava's hair with pompom headband is the 2018 X-MAS gift from eXxEsS. The hair is FREE to all and has a full range of hair textures in the HUD. A version of this hair with a HUD for the headband is available for purchase.

Keep warm!

Clothing


Dress:  Safira - Hana Xmas Dress - FREE group gift (under the tree) / FREE to join - Thank You!
Shoes:  Scandalize @ Shop & Hop - Tais.HIGH-FUZZY // HUDs- FREE event gift - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: eXxEsS - X-MAS GIFT 2018 // HUD - FREE gift - Thank You!
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Photo


Location: Missing Melody
Pose: Le Poppycock @ The Chapter Four - Verily the sky - FREE event gift / $10L join fee - Thank You!

~ xoxo ~

Monday, December 24, 2018

Joyeux Noel


Joyeux Noel <3

Clothing


Dress: ISON - bow wrap dress - holiday gift - Thank You!
Hand Accessory: ChicChica - Flaming heart candle - Thank You!
Necklace: Nanika @ Tres Chic - Katy Necklace Gift - Thank You!
Shoes: Elven Elder @ Tres Chic - Moon De Soul High heels - event gift - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: {Limerence} - Maiz hair 
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Décor


#187# - Joyeux Noel Wall Décor
Abiss - Christmas Tree
Apple Fall - Althea Rug - Antique Dark
Cubura - Ornaments GIFT

~ xoxo ~

Saturday, December 22, 2018

I couldn't resist


Hello dear friends <3 I couldn't resist these FREE goodies, aren't they amazing? I've been collecting free tchotchkes all over the grid. The cute vintage apron was bundled with one of the advent gifts from Ersch; maybe it was accidental, but I love it!

Ava's Sweet Christmas Nail Polish is a new FREE gift at Pharmacist for members of the SL Frees & Offers group.

Hope your Christmas is merry!

Pharmacist SL F&O Group Gift

Clothing


Apron: Ersch - Darling Apron MAITREYA
Bra: E-Clipse Design @ Tres Chic - TresChic Gift Winter 2018 - FREE event gift - Thank You!
Hand accessory: ChicChica - MerryChristmas Cocoa - FREE Maitreya Lara Friends group gift (in the group notices) - Thank You!
Head accessory: Wasabi - Reindeer Headband - Old gift
Mouth accessory: E-Clipse Design @ Tres Chic - Gingerbread Man - FREE event gift - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: FABIA Mesh Hair - Klara - (old gift)
Nail Polish: Pharmacist - Sweet Christmas Nail Polish - FREE SL Frees & Offers group gift - Thank You!
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Décor

ChicChica - Peach Caramel Cake - FREE Love to Decorate group gift - Thank You!
Dahlia - Decorative Folk Christmas Trees and Santa Milk & Cookies - FREE group gifts / $50L join fee - Thank You!
Granola @ FaMESHed - Sugar-Coated Vintage Cookie Cutters - FREE event gift - Thank You!

~ xoxo ~

Friday, December 21, 2018

Beauty warms my soul


Hello dear friends <3 I call this the "dress du jour" because I've seen it a lot on flickr. It's one of the FREE gifts from Blueberry at the Shop & Hop winter shopping event. Blueberry's Sweater Dress has optional attached panties so that it can be worn over pants or alone, it comes with a full texture HUD, and natch it fits like a charm. The second gift from Blueberry was a credit to my store account, which I swiftly spent at the mainstore getting basic black leggings after drooling over the other choices. The plaid scarf and pose are from Shop & Hop too - they're FREE gifts from Bauhaus Movement.

It's cold and rainy in my RL, and the rain has washed away nearly all the snow. I find it dreary, but seeing how the tall pines dance in the rain reminds me that all living things have their preferred atmosphere and though this may not be mine, someone somewhere enjoys it.

Keep warm!

Clothing


Dress: Blueberry @ Shop & Hop - Sweater Dress - FREE event gift  - Thank You!
Leggings: Blueberry - Julia Leggings - FREE with Shop & Hop gift credit - Thank You!
Scarf: Bauhaus Movement @ Shop & Hop - Kaname X-MASS Scarf - FREE event gift - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair & Hat: FABIA Mesh Hair - Carly - (gacha prize)
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa
Tattoo: CAROL G. - Unalome #01 Back Tattoo

Photo


Location: Isle of May
Pose: Bauhaus Movement @ Shop & Hop - Blur - FREE event gift - Thank You!

~ xoxo ~

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Enjoy the little things


Hello dear friends <3 I went to two big shopping events, Redeux and Shop & Hop, and this is some of the cute swag I took home. Both shopping events are crammed with pop-up shops offering discounts and exclusives and freebies, but the Redeux event is over on the 21st, so I'll keep my blog short. You have until January 4th for Shop & Hop, but you've got 5 regions to shop, so pace yourself...

Ready to unpack boxes?

Clothing


Dress: Applique Chic @ Redeux - Winter Ombre Sweater Dress Plum - FREE event gift  - Thank You!
Head accessory: *~ Dream Things ~* @ Redeux - Joy Antlers - FREE event gift - Thank You!
Shoes: Scandalize @ Shop & Hop - Tais.HIGH-FUZZY // HUDs - FREE event gift - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Eye Lashes: CATWA @ Shop & Hop - Lashes Dec.2018 - FREE event gift - Thank You!
Eye Shadow: alaskametro<3 @ Shop & Hop - "Soiree" eyeshadow
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: TRUTH - Batty (past VIP gift)
Lip Gloss: alaskametro<3 @ Shop & Hop - "Fey" lipgloss
Nail Polish: alaskametro<3 @ Shop & Hop - "Neutral/Shimmer" nail polish appliers
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Décor


Cubic Cherry @ Redeux - Grumpy Star pillow YELLOW (hold) - FREE event gift - Thank You!
EvelineInTheBox @ Redeux - Cute Christmas Trees // resize - FREE event gift - Thank You!
{moss&mink} @ Shop & Hop - Enjoy the Little Things // HUD - FREE event gift - Thank You!
Noble Creations @ Redeux - Single Old Bench - FREE event gift - Thank You!
Simply Shelby @ Redeux - Fabric Xmas Trees-Rose Velvet - FREE event gift - Thank You!

Winter Cabin - Second Life Premium Gift - Log in to get your exclusive cabin!

~ xoxo ~

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Make the season bright


Hello dear friends <3 I picked up this adorable dress FREE at Adorsy, and it has my fav features: original design, a texture HUD, and attached panties. The Valeria dress group gift fits my Maitreya body to perfection, the sleeves are optional, and there are 30 colors in the HUD. 

The matching shoes are a FREE XMAS gift at Hilly Haalan, and they're such a good complement to the dress with all the colors in their texture HUD, you'd think they were made for each other.

Ava's sweet vina hair is a FREE Marketplace gift from bonbon, and this cute gift hair comes with all the texture HUDs including ombres. I put a little seasonal color in my hair, how much fun is that?

The pretty white tattoo is a FREE gift from Nanika at the Imaginarium, and the tree earrings are a FREE gift from MaGmA at Redeux.

I also got some FREE décor items at The Arcade and Redeux, scroll down for details.

Happy holidays!

Clothing


Dress: Adorsy - Valeria Dress Group Gift // HUD (for Maitreya) - FREE group gift / FREE to join - Thank You!
Earrings: MaGmA @ Redeux - GIFT earrings tree // HUD - FREE event gift - Thank You!
Shoes: Hilly Haalan - XMAS Gift Heels // HUD - FREE group gift / FREE to join - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: bonbon - vina hair // HUDs - FREE Marketplace gift - Thank You!
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa
Tattoo: Nanika @ The Imaginarium - Anna tattoo White - FREE event gift - Thank You!

Décor

Acorn @ The Arcade - Xmas Countdown Cushion - FREE event gift - Thank You!
Raindale @ The Arcade - Holiday tray - FREE event gift - Thank You!
Bee Designs @ Redeux - Christmas Gift-Redeux (on the wall) - FREE event gift - Thank You!
Myth @ Redeux - Xmas tree Board (Texture Change) (on the wall) - FREE event gift - Thank You!


~ xoxo ~

Monday, December 17, 2018

Hello, Big Apple


Hello dear friends <3 I haunted the lucky boards at Aleutia until my letter "A" came up, and I was rewarded with this Flora coat dress in the color Cinnamon. I'm wowed by the embroidered lapels and gigot sleeves! There are several very pretty seasonal dresses on rotation in Aleutia's lucky boards, and you can slap the midnight madness boards while you're there. Aleutia's clothing is fitted to the Maitreya mesh body.

The Linden editors recommend the sim A New York Christmas, so I took a look. When I first saw the twinkling lights, I got an excited rush that I first felt as a child when I went to the city to shop and see the holiday decorations.

Happy holidays!

Clothing


Coat dress: Aleutia - Flora V.2 - (Cinnamon) - FREE lucky letter prize / $25L group join fee - Thank You!
Hat: C'est la vie! - apple beret (past gift)

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: tram - H0906 hair
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Photo


Location:  A New York Christmas

~ xoxo ~

Monday, December 10, 2018

Snow day


Hello dear friends <3  MOoH! has two group gifts each month: a clothing gift and a gift card. Opposite this month's gifts, I spied this sweet Caity outfit with an embroidered hooded cardigan and matching pleated skirt. On sale. I got it with my gift card and had credit left over, and I love it! The Caity outfit comes with a texture changing HUD, and the top and skirt are separates. Here is MOoH!'s picture for a better look at the charming detail.  


Ava's boots, collar, and stockings are all free group gifts, and the hat is an older gacha prize that I bought on the Marketplace at some point. 

I hope you like it!

Clothing


Boots: Belle Epoque - { Mina Boots } Wine - FREE group gift / FREE to join - Thank You!
Collar: [I<3F] - Carol - FREE gift - Thank You!
Hat: Belle Epoque - { Cold Outside } Hat White
Skirt & Top: MOoH! - Caity outfit dark  // HUD - FREE with group credit / $100 join fee - Thank You!
Stockings: Sweet Tea - Valentine's Truly Sheer Hosiery - FREE group gift / $100 join fee - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: Tableau Vivant - My Holiday Afternoon - B+W 
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Photo


Location:  Isle of May

~ xoxo ~

Sunday, December 9, 2018

a-hunting we will go


Hello dear friends <3 I've been hunting again! I found today's cute outfit - from head to toe including the pose - with a bit of hunting at ARATA SHOUTEN. The hunt is to celebrate ARATA's 2nd anniversary. There are 8 small snowmen scattered around the mainstore, their contents are displayed on a poster, and each one is $1L. Clothing items are for the Maitreya mesh body only, and they all have texture HUDs.

I've wanted something to wear with the cozy long scarf, a FREE group gift from tram that includes a texture HUD, and this does very nicely.

Scroll down to see where I got the FREE décor.

Happy hunting!

Clothing


Pants: ARATA SHOUTEN - Plaid leggings // HUD - $1L Hunt Prize - Thank You!
Scarf: tram - long scarf // HUD - FREE group gift / FREE to join - Thank You!
Shoes: ARATA SHOUTEN - Side gore booty // HUD - $1L Hunt Prize - Thank You!
Sweater: ARATA SHOUTEN - Turtle neck sweater // HUD - $1L Hunt Prize - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: ARATA SHOUTEN - Hair 04 // HUD (hair + beret) - $1L Hunt Prize - Thank You!
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Décor


Apple Fall  - Happy Santa Figure - FREE group gift / FREE to join - Thank You!
Ariskea - Star Wreath - FREE group gift /  $150 to join - Thank You!
crate @ The Epiphany - Fa La La - FREE Epiphany gift / FREE to join - Thank You!

Photo


Pose: ARATA SHOUTEN - Kawaii model stand1 - $1L Hunt Prize - Thank You!

~ xoxo ~

Friday, December 7, 2018

Grateful for the light


Hello dear friends <3 The Fascinating Long Sweater by ArisAris* is 60% off on the Marketplace!  It's got a fascinating fit - no need to use the body's alpha HUD - and beautiful texture options in the sweater's texture HUD. 

Ava's hairstyle is a FREE VIP group gift from TRUTH with gorgeous textures and cute bobby pins holding the hair back.  Her shoes and warm socks are a FREE group gift from Mosquito's Way, and her shiny gold necklace is a FREE hunt prize from Mosquito's Way in the Peace on Earth Hunt. 

The antique clawfoot table complete with seasonal tabletop accessories is a wonderful FREE group gift from Nutmeg & RKKN. The lantern shining extra light in the long winter night is a FREE group gift from crate.

So much to be grateful for!

Clothing


Dress: ArisArisB&W - *Fascinating Long Sweater // HUD - Marketplace PROMO
Necklace: Mosquito's Way - Natalia Necklace - FREE Peace on Earth Hunt prize - Thank You!
Shoes: Mosquito's Way Hannah - FREE Group gift / FREE to join - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: TRUTH - Tella // HUD - FREE Group gift / $350L to join - Thank You!
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Décor


crate - Silant Night Lantern -  - FREE group gift / FREE to join - Thank You!
Nutmeg & RKKN - Noel Table - FREE group gift / FREE to join - Thank You!

~ xoxo ~

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Snowbound


Hello dear friends <3 The Snowbound Hunt ends on December 12th, so I want to quickly show a sample of the hunt prizes. Posters for the stores in the hunt surround the sim landing spot, and each poster has a sample ornament with a hunt key inside. Hunt prizes range from $0L to $25L for some exceptional creations.

Ersch hid five hunt prizes at the most generous price of $2L each! Ava's cute holiday top, long plaid skirt, and headpiece are all from Ersch. The clothing from Ersch is sized for the Maitreya mesh body, but the accessories are for anyone, and two out of the five prizes are accessories! Ava's coordinating boots are a FREE group gift from S@BBiA.

The pose is a Snowbound Hunt prize from -Extra- that's $5L as I recall and includes the wrapped box. The miniatures on the buffet are the hunt prizes from Nutmeg. These prizes are $25L each, really a gift for such high quality, original décor. The lamp is a FREE group gift for L' Homme group members at the Nutmeg & RKKN mainstore. 

Good luck hunting!

Clothing


Hairpiece: Ersch @ The Snowbound Hunt - Blueberry Wreath - Snowbound Hunt prize / $2L - Thank You!
Shoes: S@BBiA - Sock Boots (Navy)  - FREE Group gift / FREE to join - Thank You!
Skirt: Ersch @ The Snowbound Hunt - Long Plaid Skirt - Snowbound Hunt prize / $2L - Thank You!
Top: Ersch @ The Snowbound Hunt - Merry Top White - Snowbound Hunt prize / $2L - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: TRUTH - Tori - (past gift)
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Décor


Nutmeg @ The Snowbound Hunt - Miniature Wooden Angel - Snowbound Hunt prize / $25L - Thank You!
Nutmeg @ The Snowbound Hunt - Miniature Angels In Love - Snowbound Hunt prize / $25L - Thank You!
Nutmeg @ The Snowbound Hunt - Miniature Wooden Tree - Snowbound Hunt prize / $25L - Thank You!
Nutmeg - Antique Table Lamp - FREE L 'Homme Group gift / FREE to join - Thank You!

Photo


Pose and Prop: -Extra- @ The Snowbound Hunt - Secret Santa - Snowbound Hunt prize / $25L - Thank You!

~ xoxo ~

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

"Good Will" hunting


Hello dear friends <3 I found Ava's entire outfit, from head to toes, in the Christmas Hunt at Belle Epoque. The clothing at Belle Epoque is sized for the Maitreya mesh body, and if you don't have that body, you might ignore the hunt. But don't, because there are some amazing original accessories! The hunt object is a tree ornament, and it's $10L to purchase the contents. Posters in front of the mainstore let you know what's in each one.

The seasonal décor includes some FREE items. The Xmas Stars are a FREE group gift from CHEZ MOI Furnitures. The original Alternative Christmas Wreath on the wall is the FREE Peace on Earth Hunt gift at the Z.O.E. Mainstore, and the Good Will décor pillow is a FREE advent gift from Pomegranate.

Happy hunting!

Clothing


Headpiece: Belle Epoque - { Gatsby } Headpiece Christmas - $10L Christmas Hunt gift - Thank You!
Dress: Belle Epoque - { Violeta } Christmas - $10L Christmas Hunt gift - Thank You!
Shoes: Belle Epoque - { Diamonds } Shoes Christmas - $10L Christmas Hunt gift - Thank You!
Bag: Belle Epoque - { Gleaming Skies } Bag Christmas - $10L Christmas Hunt gift - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: tram - H0906 hair
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Décor


CHEZ MOI - Xmas Stars - FREE group gift / FREE to join - Thank You!
Pomegranate - Rosy Holiday Pillow - Good Will - Mint - FREE Advent gift / FREE to join / Past gifts available - Thank You!
Z.O.E. - Alternative Christmas Wreath - FREE Peace on Earth Hunt gift - Thank You!

Photo


Pose: [Cute Posing] - Diva - $1L on Marketplace

~ xoxo ~

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Oh look, it's snowing


Hello dear friends <3 Ava's sensational cardigan is the FREE December group gift from RiR Life. This rib knit holiday top has sequin trim and a contrasting tie belt. It's a combination of sexy and elegant that I love for holiday events. You can get the Belt Tied Cardigan FREE by joining the FREE RiR group, and you can get a white version FREE under the tree.

The Pencil Skirt is from the wall of group gifts at Caboodle, and the Marvelous Booties are a Marketplace promo from ArisArisB&W* that I blogged here.


Are you a "dog" person who loves to play in the snow or a "cat" person who would rather watch it from inside? I'm a little bit of both.

Keep warm!

Clothing


Cardigan: RiR Life - Belt Tied Cardigan - FREE Group Gift / FREE to join - Thank You!
*Shoes: ArisArisB&W - Marvelous Booties // HUD - $99L on Marketplace
Skirt: Caboodle - Pencil Skirt - FREE Group Gift / $100L join fee - Thank You!
Tights: alaskametro<3 - "Audrey" crochet hosiery - White - Omega HUD

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: ICONIC HAIR - TAMAR Hair
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Photo


Pose (bottom photo): RPoses Shop - Oh Look. Snow is Coming! Pose Gift - FREE on Marketplace
Prop (top photo): *SAM* - ewww Candy Cane - FREE Group Gift / FREE to join
Location: Somewhere in Time 

~ xoxo ~

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Winter white


Hello dear friends <3 You can get Ava's buttery leather boots at 75% off in a limited Marketplace promo! The Marvelous Booties* by ArisAris have a HUD full of beautiful textures to coordinate with your outfits.

The rest of Ava's outfit is FREE from the gigantic wall of group gifts at Scandalize. I got a little excited when I saw the Parka in my fav color, and I noticed it's also available in Midnight. The Caitli Leggings have a full texture HUD.

If Ava's face looks a little foggy, it's because of her Frost Breath. This fun particle attachment, on the Marketplace for $1L, gives the illusion of the foggy breath you have in real life when the temperature dips.

Keep warm!

Clothing


Jacket and top: Scandalize - Parka Top. White - FREE group gift / $100L join fee - Thank You!
Pants: Scandalize - Caitli Leggings // HUD - FREE group gift / $100L join fee - Thank You!
*Shoes: ArisArisB&W - Marvelous Booties // HUD - $99L on Marketplace

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: tram - H0906 hair
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Photo


Pose: Image Essentials - IE graceful elegance 11 (past gift)
Prop: L&D Grocery shop - Frost Breath - $1L on Marketplace
Location: The Whispering Cliff

~ xoxo ~

Monday, November 26, 2018

Call me Old Fashioned


I hope you can make out the texturing on Ava's little black dress, because it's lovely. The Lina dress is the exclusive Womenstuff Hunt gift at BlackRose. I added the beautiful antique brooch that's currently a Marketplace cheapie and the coordinating clutch that's a new group gift at Belle Epoque. You have until the end of November to do the Womenstuff Hunt.

Happy Hunting!

Clothing


Brooch: Alchemy Immortalis - AI - "Ami amet deli pencet" French Brooch // HUD - $10L Marketplace Promo - Thank You!
Clutch: Belle Epoque - Valentina Clutch - FREE Group Gift / $0L join fee - Thank You!
Dress: BlackRose - Lina Dress Black - FREE Womenstuff Hunt Gift - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: ^^Swallow^^ - Noldor Elf Ears
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: Sintiklia - Teri - FREE Group Gift / $250L Join Fee
Lipstick: Sintiklia - Butter Lip Gloss (in Free gifts - collection box) - FREE Gift
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Photo


Location: Whimberly

~ xoxo ~

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Eat it or hang it on the tree?


I've asked that about gingerbread, but this candy apple also prompts the question. I've got Womenstuff Hunt prizes from Kaithleen's and Kawaii Couture to show you today along with lots more FREE cute stuff. You've got nearly a week to grab these and so many more great gifts - the Womenstuff Hunt is over at the end of the month.

Clothing


Dress: Kaithleen's - Peeka Dress - Nude // HUD - FREE Womenstuff Hunt gift - Thank you!
Necklace: Kawaii Couture - Candy Couture Necklace - Sweetie Pie - $1L Womenstuff Hunt gift - Thank you!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Head: CATWA - Catya
Hair: .Olive. - the Cutie Hair // HUD - FREE lucky board gift / no join - Thank You!
Lips: Lisa Walker @ Access - Cream Collection Lipstick - FREE event gift / $0L join fee - Thank you!
Nails: # MEL # - Dreamy Nail - FREE group gift / $0L join fee - Thank you!
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa
Tattoo 1: CAROL G. - Christmas Kawaii - Tattoo - FREE group gift / $150L join fee - Thank you!
Tattoo 2: CAROL G. - Unlaome#01 Underboobs Tattoo (past gift)

Décor


Tree: tarte. - holiday tree - FREE group gift / $20L join fee - Thank you!
Box 1: Soy. - Single Cartboard Box - FREE subscriber gift - Thank you!
Boxes 2: MICHAN @ Gacha Garden - Polkadot Boxes - FREE event gift - Thank you!
Box 3: Raindale - gift box (snowflake) - FREE group gift / $0L join fee - Thank you!

Photo


*SAM* - ewww Pink Candy Apple - FREE group gift / $0L join fee - Thank you!

~ xoxo ~

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The light is coming


Only one short month until the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year (depending on where you are on the globe). As the days grow shorter I crave the light more and more and begin to look forward to the turning point.

The Angel of Christmas is a wonderful symbol of the coming of the light, and the original outfit from ArisArisB&W is a beautiful way to celebrate it. Included in the outfit are the gown, shawl, halo, bento gloves, and wings in both animated and static versions. The Angel of Christmas outfit* is a special promo price of $99L on the Marketplace.

The only thing Ava is wearing that's not included in the outfit is the Angela hair, a FREE group gift from Sintiklia. The Angela gift hair comes in bento fitted and unrigged resizable versions, in a full fatpack of colors, with a styler HUD, optional bangs, and options for tint and Materials.

Clothing


*Outfit: ArisArisB&W - Alus90 - Christmas Angel Outfit - Marketplace Promo - $99L

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: ^^Swallow^^ - Noldor Elf Ears
Hair: Sintiklia - Hair Angela // HUDs - FREE Group gift / $250L to join - Thank You!
Head: CATWA - Catya
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Photo


Location: Luane's Magical World
Pose: <EMOZIONE> - **Poem In You**! $1L on Marketplace - Thank you!

~ xoxo ~

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Let it snow (reality)


When the weather outside is frightful, Ava really ought to zip up her puffer! But first, let's take a look at a Womenstuff Hunt exclusive from Robot Dolly. The sports bra and yoga pants come in lots of sizes for mesh and classic avatars, and the pants can be worn with or without the fishnet add-on. The Womenstuff Hunt goes until the end of the month, and you can follow my link for the hunt locations and hints.

Clothing


Ear Muffs: Razor/// - Posh Deluxe Ear Muffs - FREE Womenstuff Hunt gift - Thank You!
Jacket: Snowpaws - Puffy jacket Fatique // Hud - FREE Lucky Letter Board gift - Thank You!
Pants and Top: Robot Dolly - Exclusive! Tullia Bra, Yoga Pants, and Pants Add On - $1L Womenstuff Hunt gift - Thank You!
Bag: ASO! - Tweed Bag - FREE TeleportHub.com Group gift / $10L join fee - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Hair: Tableau Vivant - My Day @ Gym - B+W (gacha)
Head: CATWA - Catya
Tattoo: Ripley Bay - Treasure Tattoos - $1L Womenstuff Hunt gift - Thank You!

Photo


Pose: StudioTito - pose-F40 - $1L on Marketplace

~ xoxo ~

Friday, November 16, 2018

Let it snow (fantasy)


I don't mind the snow, so long as I can stay cozy inside with a good book and a glass of wine. Ava can live out my fantasy, thanks to the FREE gifts I've hunted down. Meanwhile I'll endure the winter weather along with everyone else.

Ava is relaxing on the "Hunter West" Sitting Chest, which is the FREE SL Frees & Offers Hunt gift from CIRCA. The sitting chest includes the pillows and throw, the stack of books, and the hurricane lamp she'll need to read them if the power goes out.

Her warm Knitted Dress & LegWarmers are a FREE Womenstuff Hunt gift from !!smesh.

The pretty bento toe rings are a FREE SL Frees & Offers Group gift from Candy Crunchers, and the reading glasses are a FREE group gift from AsteroidBox.

Clothing


Dress & Leg Warmers: !!smesh - Knitted Dress & LegWarmers - FREE Womenstuff Hunt gift - Thank You!
Glasses: AsteroidBox - Basic Metal Serpent Frames - FREE group gift / $75L to join - Thank You!
Toe Rings: Candy Crunchers - leaves toerings w/HUD - Maitreya - SL Frees & Offers Group gift - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Hair: Navy&Copper - Green Tea - FREE group gift / FREE to join - Thank You!
Head: CATWA - Catya
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Décor


[CIRCA] - "Hunter West" Sitting Chest - FREE SLFO Hunt gift - Thank You!

~ xoxo ~

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Get ready!


~ FREE at the Gacha Garden! ~

Before long much of Second Life will become a winter wonderland in synch with the Northern Hemisphere.  I found some FREE gifts at the Gacha Garden to help get ready for the season.

The facial piercings are actually four separate components that Ava is wearing together. The Balian Set, the gift from Supernatural, comes in gold and silver and has a color HUD to change the stones. The piercings are unrigged, but they fit Ava's Catya head with only a tiny adjustment.

The "fur" cape is the gift from Since1975. Ava is wearing the cape with the included turtleneck, and it can be worn with other clothing whenever the suggestion of cold shoulders makes you shiver. The top and cape have an included color HUD and a pose that I'm using for the photo.

The warm knit hat is the gift from SEmotion and has a resize HUD to fit the hat to your head and hairstyle.

Clothing


Hat: SEmotion @ the Gacha Garden - Libellune Winter Warm Hat Beige - FREE Event Gift - Thank You!
Top & Fur Jacket: [Since1975] @ the Gacha Garden - D-Top-Fur Jacket & HUD - FREE Event Gift - Thank You!
Piercings: .::Supernatural::. @ the Gacha Garden - Balian Set - FREE Event Gift - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Hair: tram - H0906 hair // HUD-B
Head: CATWA - Catya
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Photo


Location: Somewhere in Time
Pose: [Since1975] @ the Gacha Garden - POSER - FREE Event Gift - Thank You!

~ xoxo ~

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Do you love a hayride?


Nodoko Vella of {amiable} has joined the Saturday Sale with the Roll-up Loose Wash Denim Pants you see Ava wearing. Run now to get them for $75L - after the sale they will be the normal price of $250L.

These casual pants pair perfectly with the Oversized Knit Sweater that is {amiable}'s FREE gift in the SL Frees & Offers Hunt. While you're in the store you can also indulge in a wall of FREE gifts for the {amiable} group as well as various shopping groups including SLF&O.

Clothing


Pants: {amiable} - Roll-up Loose Wash Denim Pants - $75L Saturday Sale
Sweater: {amiable} - Oversized Knit Sweater - FREE SLFO Hunt Gift - Thank You!
Shoes: Momento. - August group gift #2 - FREE Group Gift / FREE Group - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Hair: FABIA @ the Gacha Garden - #2- <Tammy> White 
Head: CATWA - Catya
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Photo


Location: Luanes World
Pose: entangled poses - Lyssa 2

~ xoxo ~






Friday, November 9, 2018

Pumpkin spice everything



~ SL Frees & Offers Hunt gifts, Group gifts, and more ~

The SL Frees & Offers Hunt gift from Aleutia is the chic dress and scarf combo you see Ava wearing. The Logan dress and infinity scarf are separates, and the scarf has a texture changing Hud with lots of patterns to coordinate with this dress and more. I'm in love with the gorgeous textures and beautiful sleeve details! Like other Aleutia clothing, the Logan dress is sized for the Maitreya body.

I found the amazing coordinating shoes at the ArisArisB&W tent at the Boho Culture fair. I adore the fabulous details on the Gaiety Clogs, from the chunky sole to the fringe and tassels. You will pay $1L to scoop these up.

I dipped into the row of free group gifts at ::K:: for the tote bag, and I hit the Midnight Madness board at .Olive. for the Peach hair. No group is needed for the Midnight Madness and Lucky Boards at .Olive.. Ava's Union Earrings are a first anniversary gift from Aurealis that's available once you join the store's free group.

The SL Frees & Offers Hunt has some décor items and clothing for male avatars too. I've decorated the front door with the SL Frees & Offers Hunt gift from Once Upon Time. Called "Autumn Deco", the gift is a whimsical grouping of pumpkins and winter birds.

While I was hunting I noticed a LOT of the stores had SLF&O group gifts on the wall. [CIRCA] is one of them, with a gift of  "The Great North" Autumn Wreath for members of the SLF&O group. You don't need to join the SLF&O group to do the hunt, but you'll want to join it for the group gifts.

Scroll to the bottom for the rest of the awesome FREE décor.

Clothing


Dress: [Aleutia] - Logan Dress (Maitreya) Meerkat - FREE SLFO Hunt Gift - Thank You!
Scarf: [Aleutia] - Logan Infinity Scarf (Maitreya) - Patterns // Hud - FREE SLFO Hunt Gift - Thank You!
Earrings: Aurealis - Union Earrings - FREE Group Gift / FREE group - Thank You!
Shoes: ArisarisB&W @ The Boho Culture Fair - Gara99 - Gaiety Clogs - $1L Event Gift - Thank You!
Tote bag: ::K:: - My Daily Tote Bag Cream - FREE Group Gift - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Hair: .Olive. - the Peach Hair // Hud - FREE Midnight Madness Gift - Thank You!
Head: CATWA - Catya
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa

Décor


Apple Fall - Copper Shovel & Pitchfork - FREE Gift - Thank You!
Ariskea - Late Fall Lantern - FREE Group Gift / $150L join fee - Thank You!
[CIRCA] - "The Great North" Autumn Wreath - Harvest - FREE SLF&O Group Gift - Thank You!
Concept} - Some flowers (past gift)
dust bunny - welcome mat - home sweet home - FREE Group Gift / - Thank You!
Once Upon Time - Autumn Deco for SL Free & Offers (2018) - FREE SLFO Hunt Gift - Thank You!

Photo


Pose: Purple Poses - Astrid 02 - FREE Group Gift / FREE to join - Thank You!

~xoxo~




Thursday, November 8, 2018

Some things are seasonless


~ SL Frees & Offers Hunt gifts + Group gifts ~

I've hunted down some seasonless wardrobe classics in the SL Frees & Offers Hunt. This is gorgeous, top-line clothing from the very generous creators, and like fine wine, it will age well.

The hunt gift from Masoom is the Nina dress in classic navy blue. This fabulous dress has an asymmetric front opening that's buttoned up where it matters and includes an optional panty.

Ava's sparkly demi parure jewelry set is the hunt gift from Chop Zuey. The Fleur Delique set has a texture change Hud with lots of options. The color Ava used is pinker than it appears in the photo - it's lost some color to due to lighting.

The "Iris" shoes, the hunt gift from Ch's, have tons of color options with the included Hud. These match the navy blue of Ava's dress but for materials differences.

Ava is also wearing the Unicorn Skin Nails from CAZIMI and the Winter Unicorn Ring from Zuri Jewelry. Like everything I've mentioned, these fabulous gifts are to be had for a little hunting in the SL Frees & Offers Hunt.

Clothing


Dress: Masoom - Nina dress - FREE SLFO Hunt gift - Thank You!
Necklace & Earrings: Chop Zuey - Fleur Delique - Demi Parure // Hud - FREE SLFO Hunt gift - Thank You!
Shoes: Ch's - "Iris" // Hud - FREE SLFO Hunt gift - Thank You!
Ring: Zuri Jewelry - Winter Unicorn Ring P-Mesh Plat/Bento - FREE SLFO Hunt gift - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Hair: TRUTH - Ciara - FREE Group gift / $350L join fee - Thank You!
Head: Catwa - Catya 
Nail polish: CAZIMI - Unicorn Skin Nails - FREE SLFO Hunt gift - Thank You!
Tattoo: CAROL G - Rose Breast - Color - FREE Group gift / $150L join fee - Thank You!

Photo


Location: Athenaeum
Pose: LUXE - Val Pose Gift

~ xoxo ~

Monday, November 5, 2018

Wings for dreaming



Featuring: First Annual SL Frees & Offers Hunt Gifts and a group gift

The elegant silk kimono Ava just slipped into is the FREE SLFO Hunt gift from Belle Epoque. As a dressing gown I think it hearkens back to the glamourous golden days of early Hollywood. Like other Belle Epoque clothing, the Kanemi kimono is sized for the Maitreya body.

Ava's Lady Moth tattoo is the FREE SLFO Hunt gift from Shinu Made, a shop that's new to me. I'm happy the hunt introduced me to it, for the décor as well as the tattoos.

Ava's hair is the FREE new VIP group gift from TRUTH Hair. The Ciara hair has a full fatpack of colors and several styling options including a back braid and a bun. I love a hairstyle that fits around elf ears!

The lanterns filled with mini light strings are the FREE winter group gift from <keke>, and I adore their pure lines. Can you believe all this wonderfulness is FREE? Many thanks to the SL creators.

Clothing


Robe: Belle Epoque - Kanemi - FREE SLFO Hunt Gift - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Hair: TRUTH - Ciara // Hud - FREE VIP Group Gift / $350L join fee - Thank You!
Head: CATWA - Catya
Skin: Pink Fuel - Pippa
Tattoo: Shinu Made - Lady Moth - FREE SLFO Hunt Gift - Thank You!

Décor


Lanterns: [ keke ] - frosted lanterns - FREE Group Gift / FREE to join - Thank You!

Photo


Pose: <micamee> - Miko Bento Pose - $1L Marketplace GIFT - Thank You!

~ xoxo ~

Sunday, November 4, 2018

SLFO Hunt: Hilly Haalan




~ First Annual SL Frees and Offers Hunt gifts from Hilly Haalan and Persefona ~

The autumn leaf hidden at Hilly Haalan has not one but four gifts inside. Ava is wearing one of the gifts, the Naomi Mini Dress Outfit, which includes the dress, bracelet, earrings, necklace, clutch, and two items not shown, shoes and an arm cuff. A Hud gives you 15 different textures for the dress. For me, the piece de resistance is the clutch, which has a resize script and includes the hold pose. I love it!

The autumn leaves swirling around Ava are the SLFO Hunt gift from Persefona.

The First Annual SL Frees and Offers Hunt runs from November 3rd through the 18th.

Click for hunt information

Clothing


Dress, Shoes, Clutch, Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings - Hilly Haalan - Naomi Mini Dress Outfit // Hud - FREE SLFO Hunt Gift - Thank You!
Cardigan - *COCO* - Open Front Cardigan Orange

Body


Body - Maitreya - Lara
Ears - MANDALA - Steking Ears
Hair - DOUX - Vega hairstyle (B&W)
Head - CATWA - Catya
Skin - Pink Fuel - Pippa
Tattoo -CAROL G - Unalome#01 - Underboobs Tattoo (past gift)

Photo


Persefona - Autumn Leaves + rotate - FREE SLFO Hunt Gift - Thank You!

~ xoxo ~

Saturday, November 3, 2018

SLFO Hunt: StormCrow Designs


Ava's entire outfit - the crop sweater, jeans, and ankle boots - is FREE at StormCrow Designs with a little hunting. The sweater has a Hud giving a choice of ten colors.

StormCrow Designs is one of nearly a hundred stores in the First Annual SL Frees & Offers Hunt. Starting at the SL Frees & Offers Headquarters, hunters will be searching for an autumn maple leaf hidden in stores across the grid. The SL Frees & Offers Hunt runs from November 3rd through the 18th.

Click for hunt information

Clothing


Jeans, Sweater, and Boots: StormCrow Designs - SLFO Hunt Gift 2018 - FREE hunt gift - Thank you!
Earrings: ERSCH - Windy Leaves Earrings Orange

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Hair: ASO! - Saki
Head: CATWA - Catya
Tattoo: CAROL G. - Tattoo Cats and Love

Photo


Pose: Lil'Bug - Pile Of Leaves Gift - FREE group gift / FREE to join - Thank you!

~ xoxo ~

Friday, November 2, 2018

Under nature's spell


Limited Marketplace PROMO* from ArisArisB&W ~ FREE gifts from CAROL G and N-core

I'm in one of my favorite spots on the grid, enjoying the change of weather.

The Riven Gown* from ArisArisB&W is an elegant evening dress with a slit skirt. A Hud provides a choice of sequins, embroidery, lace, or lace trim in black and white colorways.

Clothing


*Gown: ArisArisB&W - Alus81 - Riven Gown // Hud - Limited Marketplace Promo - $99L
Shoes: N-core - CIARA "Strappy Edition" White - FREE group gift / $299L join fee
 - Thank you!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: ^^Swallow^^ - Noldor Elf Ears
Hair: DOUX - Moonspell hairstyle
Head: CATWA - Catya
Tattoo: CAROL G - City of Angel - White Tattoo - FREE SL Frees & Offers Group Gift / FREE to join - Thank you!

Photo


Location: Mystical Fae
Pose: MILA Poses - 2018 Gifts #3 - $1L on Marketplace - Thank you!

~ xoxo ~

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

It was a bloody battle but I kept some candy from the tricksters


FREE and nearly free GIFTS: CURELESS[+] ~ DRD ~ Madame Noir ~ MINA Hair ~ Momento ~ No Cabide ~ Sweet Tea ~ wear/andika

Clothing


Dress and Garters: No Cabide - Crazy Bride - FREE Group Gift / FREE Group - Thank You!
Shoes: Momento @ Kustom9 - Chelsea Ankle Boots - $9L Event Gift - Thank You!
Stockings: Sweet Tea - Bloody Thigh Highs - FREE Group Gift / FREE Group presently - Thank You!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Eyes: Madame Noir - Zombie Eyes - FREE Group Gift / FREE Group - Thank You!
Hair: MINA Hair - Alison - VIP Halloween Exclusive Group Gift / $200L join fee - Thank You!
Head: CATWA - Catya
Nail polish: LIVIA - Bleeder Nails
Skin: YS&YS - Immortal Skin
Tattoo: CURELESS[+] - Dog Bites - FREE Group Gift / $99L join fee - Thank You!

Photography


DRD - Gravestones - FREE Group Gift / FREE Group - Thank You!
Pose: wear/andika - Boo! To You, Too! - FREE Group Gift / FREE Group - Thank You!

~ xoxo ~

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Our time is near (notre temps est proche)


Love and thanks for all the FREE gifts: amara beauty ~ CAROL G ~ Infiniti ~ Izzie's ~ [KoKoLoReS] ~ lassitude & ennui ~ LOTUS ~ MICHAN ~ Scandalize

I discovered the beautiful lacy white tattoo when I visited CAROL G. The City of Angel tattoo is a FREE gift for members of the SL Frees and Offers Group, which is FREE to join.

The Scandalize group is currently FREE to join. Not sure how long this will last, but there is a huge wall of FREE group gifts at the main store, go check it out!

Events ending after October 31st: Hocus Pocus ~ The Seasons Story.

Clothing


Circlet: MICHAN @ The Seasons Story - Celine Circlet GIFT - FREE Event Gift - Thank you!
Dress: Scandalize - Mina - FREE Group Gift / FREE to join currently - Thank you!
Necklace: lassitude & ennui - Magick necklace - FREE Hocus Pocus Gift - Thank you!

Body


Body: Maitreya - Lara
Ears: MANDALA - Steking Ears
Eyes: LOTUS @ The Seasons Story - Transcendence Eyes 04 - FREE Event Gift - Thank you!
Eye shadow: Izzie's - Gloom Eyeshadows (Gift) - FREE Marketplace Gift - Thank you!
Hair: [KoKoLoReS] - Zurie - FREE Hocus Pocus Gift - Thank you!
Head: CATWA - Catya
Lipstick: amara beauty @ The Seasons Story - Sadie Fall Lipsticks - FREE Event Gift - Thank you!
Skin: amara beauty - Miriela F01
Tattoo: CAROL G - City of Angel - White Tattoo - FREE SL Frees and Offers Gift - Thank you!

Photography


Location: The Outer Garden
Pose: Infiniti @ The Seasons Story - Crisp - 2M - FREE Event Gift - Thank you!

~ xoxo ~