Saturday, August 25, 2018

Vaycay OK!!!


I'll be on vacation for a couple of weeks. I'll catch you when I return. Until then, hang loose!

!gO! @ The Gacha Garden - Meow! top 2 - Meow gacha
!gO! @ The Gacha Garden - Meow! skirt 4 - Meow gacha
Addams - Cristal Bikini Top - (past gift)
Boutique #187# - Retro Glasses - Lucky board prize / no group needed - Thank You!
Carol G. - Indian Mandala - Leg tattoo - free group gift / $L150 to join currently - Thank You!
Carol G. @ Cosmopolitan - Roses Harvest - Upper body tattoo
Heels - REESE ANKLE BOOTS - free THIRD LIFE group gift / free to join - Thank You!
PIXEL BOX - Necklace Angel Caller - free group gift / free to join - Thank You!
TRUTH Hair - Tori - (past group gift)

amara beauty - PP - Ana Skin - August 2018 Powder Pack
CATWA Head - Catya
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara

pose: <K&S> - Hey. Hey. Bento pose - free group gift / free to join

~ xoxo ~


Friday, August 24, 2018

A broken chain


The Free Dove has new inventory since my last visit, and there are at least three mini hunts ongoing. I was there, calmly clicking boxes, when I spied the Boho Chic Maxi Dress from Eclectique - in the color Crème Fraiche - and my heart beat a little faster. You know how it is when you see something you really like.

The Anduril sim has several scenic spots like this beach view, and I didn't even see them all. I hope to return. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this photo of Ava contemplating the broken chain. I contemplated it a bit too, but won't bore you with my philosophy - not today, anyway. I hope you enjoy!

Eclectique @ The Free Dove - Boho Chic Maxi Dress Creme Fraiche - free group gift / free to join - Thank You!
CHOP ZUEY @ The Free Dove - Beads & Bobbles Gld/Pk Bracelet - free group gift / free to join - Thank You!
DM:: - Sunglasses Michele (past hunt gift)
Ghee - Hipster17 Gift - Cord Necklace - $L1 / no group join required - Thank You!
little bones. - Kendra [Hair] - free Midnight Mania board / no group join required - Thank You!
^^Swallow^^ - Flower Hat Black and Pink - free group gift / $L40 to join - Thank You!

amara beauty - PP Ana Skin - Powder Pack Aug. 2018
CATWA Head - Catya
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara

Pose: :LW: Poses - The Last of her Kind - SLF&O Group gift July 2018 - Thank You!

@ Anduril

~ xoxo ~

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The virtual tourist


Hugs to the talented SL creators designing street wear, and kisses to anyone providing it free! The plaid Tied Shirt Around Waist is a generous group gift from COCO, and the fashionable ankle boots are the August group gift from Momento. I combined them with some wardrobe staples for a look that's original and au courant.

The Belgravia site is a role-playing sim, and it actually has a dress code. A sign at the entrance enjoins everyone to dress in sixties style. You may have noticed that I like to blend into the scenery, so I hesitated a bit before deciding "close enough!" Such a rebel, eh? That's how confident I feel about this style - I hope you like it!

Blueberry - Group Gift - Tank Top - free group gift / $L20 group join - Thank You!
Blueberry - Melanie Jeans
COCO - *COCO*_Gift_TiedShirtAroundWaist_OrangePlaid - free group gift / free to join - Thank You!
GHEE - Ghee Treat - Suede Barrel Bag - $L1 / no group required - Thank You!
Momento. - August group gift [shoes] - free group gift / free to join - Thank You!
TRUTH Hair - Asuka [+Hat]

amara beauty - PP Ana Skin - Powder Pack August 2018
CATWA Head - Catya
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara

Po^Z Bento @ The Free Dove - Free dove gift <3 - free group gift / free to join - Thank You!

Belgravia

~ xoxo ~

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

There's magic in your kiss


I love the kissing frog as he is, no transformation required.

Enfant Terrible @ Redeux - Ve Dress Salmon - free event gift
NOIR @ Redeux - SATINE CHOKER - free event gift

Dahlia - Bayou - Evangeline - Firefly Ring & Pearl Ring - Frog Prince hunt gift
The Cove - Kissing Frog - Frog Prince Hunt gift

MICHAN @ The Gacha Garden - Celine Circlet - free event gift
Olive - the Berry Hair - Midnight Mania board gift (no group required)

Swallow - Noldor Elf Ears
CATWA Head - Catya
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Avi-Glam - AG. Summer Eyes (Catwa Applier) - June 2018 Powder Pack
Essences - Skye #Pale02 (Catwa Applier) - June 2018 Powder Pack

~ xoxo ~





Saturday, August 18, 2018

When Art Imitates Life


This is what I did today: I shopped. Everything was free when I got it, but when I double checked the skirt, I found it's no longer free. Skirt #143 is still at Cremosa's Store, but now it has a price tag.

The bag and pose are from NanTra at the Redeux event, and there six poses (with mirror poses and bags for each one) plus a texture changing Hud for the bags. This texture reminds me of the iconic Vera Bradley bags. The storefront is just a backdrop, but I'll tell you where I found everything.

CAZIMI @ Redeux - Nails - Late Bloom - free event gift
Cremosas Store - Skirt #143 + Hud 25 Models - free group gift (no longer free)
Heels - FRONT ROYAL cream [Shoes] - free group gift
Just BECAUSE - Kathie Shirt - Hibiscus - free group gift
Navy&Copper - Cinnamon Fatpack [Hair] - free group gift
NanTra @ Redeux - Touchdown [Poses + Purses] - free event gift

Lisa Walker - Gift of August (CATWA) Eyeshadow & July Gift (CATWA) Lipstick - free group gifts / $100L join fee
CATWA Head - Catya
Essences - Skye #Pale02 [Skin] - June Powder Pack
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara

~ xoxo ~



Thursday, August 16, 2018

Respect


To honor the passing of Miss Aretha Franklin, Couture Chapeau is giving away a replica of her famous hat free until Sunday August 19. The Respect Chapeau is available in the central display in the middle of the store. Rest in Peace, Miss Franklin.

CATWA Head - Bento Rose - free group gift
Couture Chapeau - CC Respect Chapeau - Ebony - free gift until Aug. 19
Kaithleen's - Basic Pencil Dress - Grey - free WOH prize (Aug. 4-18)
Lazuri - Classic Pearls Stud Earrings and Necklace - free gift

Avi-Glam - AG. Summer Eyes - June 2018 Powder Pack
CATWA Head - Catya
Essences - Skye #Pale02 [skin] - June 2018 Powder Pack
Just Gigi - Runny Eyeliner Tears for Catwa Head - Marketplace
LeLuck @ Redeux - Nudeflavor Lipstick - free event gift (Aug. 14-21)
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Tableau Vivant - SL14 gift [hair]

~ xoxo ~

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Back to you


I hope you don't mind a little pun. Today's outfit looks really cute from the back.

The Taylor Top is the Women Only Hunt prize hidden in the coconut at JUSTICE. This bandeau-style top ties in the back and is a versatile layering piece - for example, it fits under the Tropical Shirt I blogged here. I paired it with the Reianne Skirt that you can pick up while you're hunting for the coconut at JUSTICE. I found the Reianne Skirt on the wall of group gifts.

ArisArisB&W is featuring the Gardial Clogs in a special promo only for the marketplace. These beautifully detailed clogs are an original mesh design, and the included texture changing Hud provides a universe of options to customize the style. I played with the Hud a lot and finally chose almost the style the clogs had on delivery, because I love it.

Ava's cute Straw Hat and Bag are group gifts from {amiable} where they're in the 1500 member's Thanks Gift.

{amiable} - 1500 member's Thanks Gift Straw Hat & Bag - free group gift
*ArisArisB&W - Alus77 - Gardial Clogs - Marketplace
JUSTICE - Taylor Top - WOH hunt prize
JUSTICE - Reianne Skirt - free group gift

DOUX @ Equal10 - Sorcha Hairstyle
Nanika - Clarissa Tattoo Henna

CATWA Head - Catya
Essences - Skye #Pale02 (CATWA Applier) - June 2018 Powder Pack
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara

Pose: Glitter Poses Back Pose Sexy Shoppers

@ Deepmarsh by the Sea

~ xoxo ~




Sunday, August 12, 2018

I'll just chill in the shade


The swimsuit Ava is wearing is called "Hello Sunshine", how ironic is that? This racer style onepiece is the free gift from Beautiful Dirty Rich. (B.D.R.) in the Women Only Hunt (WOH). The legs are cut high and the bodice is cut low, and the suit clings in all the right places. A Hud is included to vary the colors. Despite its name, Hello Sunshine is also great in the shade.

The rest of Ava's look is from inventory. I tried on all the shorts in inventory, and the Rolled Shorts by Blueberry fit over the suit. I hope you like the look!

Ava is chilling at Deepmarsh by the Sea on a vintage French daybed by junk. I love the cute animations and I didn't have to adjust a thing.

B.D.R. - Hello Sunshine Swimsuit - free WOH5 hunt gift!

Blueberry - Rolled Shorts
CODE-5 - Alonza Piercing Set - Marketplace
-KC- Couture - CAERA WAIST PIERCINGS - Marketplace

CATWA Head - Catya
DOUX - Lara hairstyle
Essences - Skye #Pale02 (CATWA Applier) - June 2018 Powder Pack
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
MANDALA - Steking Ears

@ Deepmarsh by the sea ~

~ xoxo ~

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Good morning


A casual dress is perfect for a walk at sunrise when the mist hangs low over the marsh. The Jersey Tropic Dress by RiR Life is a gift for RiR Life group or teleport.hub group members (both vendors have the same dress). It's a loose fitting white dress with an apron effect and cute pockets that look like you could fill them with the shells and sea glass you find on the beach.

In the photo I'm visiting Deepmarsh by the Sea, a beautiful sim that reminds me so much of the shore near my home. I want to get more photos of the gorgeous sites of SL, I have only a few snaps of some favorites that have disappeared. I thought I'd get more photos when I had the time, and then poof! These beautiful sites are like sand castles that get swept away by the tide.

RiR LifeRir Jersey Tropic Dress - RiR Life group gift / free to join
                                                         - or teleporthub.com group gift / $10L to join

Addams - Mesh SixtySeven Sandals
CATWA Head - Catya
L'Etre and DOUX - Lara Hairstyle
Essences - Skye #Pale02 [skin] - Powder Pack June 2018
Maitreya - Lara mesh body
MANDALA - Steking ears

pose: an lar [poses] The Frost Mini Series - Two (m) - free on the Marketplace

@ Deepmarsh by the Sea ~

~ xoxo ~















Friday, August 10, 2018

Midnight moonlight romp


You never know what mischief I'll get into at the midnight hour, and last night's mischief involved dumpster diving. The Dumpster Diving Hunt (DDH18) runs through August 31. Click Here for hunt locations and hints.

The creators who hid the little dumpsters in their stores put some really nice things in them. I found the perfect purple romper at Ambient Fashion and the bento nails to match at White Rabbit Nails. The Marietta Romper is a perfect fit for Ava's Maitreya body, and I adore the color and style.

Ava's elf ears are already adorned with jewels, but the Flora earrings from Fortuna add extra sparkle. The earrings are a free gift at the Gacha Garden, and they match the Flora necklace and bracelets I got there previously. A Hud varies the gems and metals of all three. The Gimme Gacha events feature cute gachas and tons of free gifts, and in the past year I've collected lots of both.

Ambient Fashion [AMBI] - DDH Marietta Romper - DDH18 hunt prize
Fortuna @ the Gacha Garden - earrings Flora - group gift
HERA - WOH5 Bento Pose 3. - WOH5 hunt prize
!White Rabbit Nails - Jasmine - DDH18 hunt prize

Fortuna - necklace Flora & bracelets Flora
tram @ Collabor88 - H0726 hair
(Yummy) - Stella Rings

amara beauty - Jamie Skin - Powder Pack June 2018
Avi-Glam - AG. Summer Eyes - Powder Pack June 2018
CATWA HEAD - Catya
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
^^Swallow^^ - Noldor Elf Ears

@ The Outer Garden ~

~ xoxo ~


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Sun breaking through


What do you do when you're caught in a summer cloudburst? If you did the Women Only Hunt (WOH), you find a nearby café where you can sip a latte in style until the sun breaks through. Click here for WOH locations and hints.

Ava's entire outfit is courtesy of the generous creators who hid Women Only Hunt gifts in their stores. Even the pose is a WOH gift. Her hair is the monthly VIP group gift from TRUTH.

In summer, I love an airy cotton shirt like this tropical shirt from LOULOU&CO. The bra is not part of the hunt gift, it comes with the Maitreya body. The shirt could be worn without a bra if you like a more daring look.

The cute shorts from Have Unequal come with a Hud to change the color of the tropical flowers on the back pockets. The "flats" from Psycho Barbie fit the "high" feet, but they have no heels. They're trimmed with metallic skulls and side buckles in silver or gold.

Ascendant Body Shop - WOH5 Coffin Bento Nails - free WOH gift
Have Unequal - [HU] Mary Shorts - free WOH gift
LOULOU&CO - Shirt :: AMBUJA :: Tropical - free WOH gift
The Owl. - Single Poses. Pack #6/3 - free WOH gift
Psycho Barbie - Skull Flats - Hunt item - free WOH gift
RED GIRL - Flowers Tattoo - free WOH gift
TRUTH Hair - Yuko - monthly VIP gift ($350 join fee)
WHITECITY - HUD (Fruity Gloss n.5) - free WOH gift

amara beauty - Jamie Skin - June Powder Pack
Avi-Glam - AG. Summer Eyes - June Powder Pack
CATWA HEAD - Catya
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara

@ Luanes World

~ xoxo ~





Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sometimes you bring the sunshine


It got a little overcast here. Sometimes you need to bring the sunshine, and I found just the thing in ChicChica's prize for the Women Only Hunt (WOH). This prize has two bottles of Orange Juice, one to wear and one to rezz so that I can bring a touch of sunshine to my décor too. Click here for WOH locations and hints (just keep scrolling down).

Ava's bathing suit is a free group gift from Seniha. The Aroa Suit has a top, panty, and skirt, and Ava wore all three into the water. The skirt has a bottom ruffle and is somewhat sheer so you can just see the panty through it. This generous gift comes in a fatpack of prints and solids using the included Hud, and it's a perfect fit for Ava's Maitreya body. I love everything about it!

Ava's beautiful new skin is also free. JUMO is giving the Brooklin skin to members of the JUMO Fashion group, which a short week ago was free to join. The Brooklin skin was created for the Simone Lelutka head, but I used the included Omega applier to apply it to the CATWA Catya head with good results. Brooklin has a pretty porcelain doll look, and I really like the cleavage - not too little, not too much.

ChicChica - Orange Juice - WOH hunt prize
.:JUMO:. - Brooklin Skin Porcelain - group gift (join fee currently $350L)
Seniha - Aroa Suit - group gift

#ADORED - enamored lips - Malibu club edition (June Powder Pack)
alme. - Summer Gift - Matte [Nails] (past gift)
*ARGRACE* HARUKA [Hair]
Avi-Glam - Summer Eyes (June Powder Pack)
CATWA HEAD - Catya
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara

@ Luanes World

~ xoxo ~










Saturday, August 4, 2018

Wanting & wondering...


"Loves me, loves me not" is a game children play with daisies, and now it's a bento pose. "He love me, he don't love me" is a $1L gift from Expressive Bento Poses on the Marketplace.

The child's daisy game shows something about human nature: people want to love and be loved. It's bliss when our affection is returned and agony when it's rejected. We feel longing and uncertainty when we're not sure how our beloved feels about us. The gift pose is a sweet way to express these emotions.

Ava's Lace Dress is a group gift from Lomomo, and it's a beautiful sample of a dress that normally sells for $230L. Her Belt Necklace is a group gift from =Zenith=. =Zenith= has a lot of past group gifts out for the group join fee of free. Both the Lomomo and =Zenith= groups are free to join.

Ava's Xan Hair is from a lucky board at .Olive. I showed the back of this hair in my blog yesterday. The Xan hair can be worn with or without the cute buns, or the buns can be worn separately.

Expressive Bento Poses - He love me, he don't love me - $1L on Marketplace
Lomomo - Lace Dress D01 - free group gift
:::NOIR::: - Daisy Sandals (past gift)
.Olive. - the Xan Hair - free lucky board gift
[ VERSOV ] - Notrollov Bracelet Wood&Cream - group gift
=Zenith= - Belt Necklace - free group gift

Catwa Catya mesh head
Maitreya Lara mesh body
.:JUMO:. - LilyRose Skin Porcelain BDay
.:JUMO:. @ The Makeover Room - LilyRose Lips Glam Doll

@ mystical fae

~ xoxo ~




Friday, August 3, 2018

Group therapy


DRD / Death Row Designs created a group gift that looks like the psychiatry booth from the comic strip Peanuts. The Advice Booth was the June group gift from DRD, and it's still out in the mainstore. The Peanuts character Lucy who gave psychiatric advice was the bossy one who bullied the other characters, but our facilitator looks pleasant enough. The Mophead Bear "Gachaholic" is a free gift from NACH at the Gacha Garden.

The Leather Strap Skort Dress is a free gift at the Gacha Garden from NYU. I have an enduring fondness for skorts, and I really like this one. I blogged it yesterday, and today I tried on a bunch of things and ended up putting it back on. This cute dress has a leather belt that buckles in front and leather straps that lace up and tie in back. 

Ava's hairstyle is the Xan Hair from a lucky board at .Olive. You don't need to join a group to click the lucky boards at .Olive., and there are 15 boards all with different hairstyles, so you have a very good chance of winning a new 'do you'll like. .Olive.'s midnight mania board is also free of any group requirement.


NYU @ the Gacha Garden - Leather Strap Skort Dress, Blue-Checks - free gift
.Olive. Xan Hair w/Bunz - free lucky board gift

DRD / Death Row Designs - Advice Booth & Seat - free group gift
MADRAS - Stool - free group gift
NACH @ the Gacha Garden - Mophead Bear "Gachaholic" - free gift
::Static:: @ the Gacha Garden - Inkblot - Rorschach Poster - free gift

AsteroidBox. - Tiny Room - free group gift

~ xoxo ~




Thursday, August 2, 2018

Need therapy?


Is freebie shopping an addiction or a therapy? Maybe the ink blot will reveal the truth. The Rorschach poster and all the new stuff in my photo is a mere sample of the free gifts at the Gacha Garden this month. Yes, there's more - lots more!

Here's the list of goodies, all FREE at the Gacha Garden for members of the Gimme Gacha group (free to join):

#187# @ the Gacha Garden - MIAM Bracelet
{BB} @ the Gacha Garden Bear Tea{rs} [tumbler with straw]
{Demicorn} @ the Gacha Garden Taste of Gold Catwa Eyeshadow
Doe @ the Gacha Garden: Nylon - Special Edition [hair]
!gO! @ the Gacha Garden Meow! - pin button 5, 6, & 8
:Lg: @ the Gacha Garden Lesly lipstick Pack #3
Mug @ the Gacha Garden - Moody Gacha - [bento nails]
NYU @ the Gacha Garden - Leather Strap Skort Dress, Blue-Checks
[UN] @ the Gacha Garden Light Up My <3 - Celeste [Unicorn holdable]
Yokai @ the Gacha Garden - Hoop [Hairband]

Bee Designs @ the Gacha Garden Green Ottoman
:Bowillow: @ the Gacha Garden 7 Lemons Display
CHEZ MOI @ the Gacha Garden Vintage Radio
[Fetch] @ the Gacha Garden Phedra Rug - Big Stripes
"Moon Sha" @ the Gacha Garden Cookies Basket - Strawberry jam
NACH @ the Gacha Garden Mophead Bear "Gachaholic"
::Static:: @ the Gacha Garden Inkblot - Rorschach Poster
{YD} @ the Gacha Garden Cute Table

Asteroidbox. Tiny Room - free group gift (free to join)
JUMO LilyRose Skin Porcelain BDay - free group gift (limited time)
CATWA Catya mesh head
Maitreya Lara mesh body

~ xoxo ~


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Showered with blessings


Ava's joyful expression comes as a free group gift from Luanes World. The Showered in Love pose comes with a mirror pose and pose balls. When you join the Luanes World group and wear your group tag, you can rez your pose balls (or other objects) on the associated sims. So that's where Ava found herself, walking on water and bathing in meteor showers, apparently.

Ava is wearing a gift from Kaithleen's at the Ephiphany event, the Grid Girl Dress. This pretty dress  has a halter top and (optional) built-in panties. You may know how much I love skirts with panties built in. An included Hud varies the colors of the panties, ribbon, and ruffle, and hides the panties as desired. I've come to know Kaithleen's for gorgeous textures, original style, and impeccable fit.

Ava's wedges are a free event gift at Cosmopolitan from the store known as :zk: (Zara Kent). The Anais Summer Shoes come in a "fatpack" of colors using the included Hud.

Kaithleen's @ The Epiphany - Grid Girl Dress - free event gift
:zk: @ Cosmopolitan - Anais Summer Shoes - free event gift
OXIDE - Midsummer Bracelets - free group gift

ARGRACE - HARUKA [hair]

LW: Poses - Showered in Love - free group gift

@ Luanes Magical World

~ xoxo ~