My SL Freebie & Gift Challenge.

This week my friend Meri did a 100L challenge on her blog (HERE) and it’s been an inspiration! I also spotted my friend IsaBelle do a similar post HERE, so that was it….I had a little think about what could I do along a similar vein (yep I jumped on the bandwagon!)

Firstly, there are an incredible number of generous Designers – thank you. There is also a glut of gifts (and very cheap deals) on Marketplace. Group gifts abound and there are still many lucky chairs and Midnight Mania boards in use. Don’t forget Hunts too, which are a great way of discovering new stores – see my Caspervend Hunt post HERE.

One thing I learned about this challenge is the number of stores that have their join fee set to 0L and have brilliant gifts available. Even where one store has a “higher” join fee (and how do you define ‘higher’), I counter that by pointing out they have 8 group gifts available at the moment; the combined value taking you well over the join fee. As with all things in SL, it always depends how much you want to spend on your avatar. I just hope between Meri, Isa and myself, we’ve illustrated that you can look awesome in SL without spending a fortune.

Happy shopping ❤

 

Credits:

Hair: !!Firelight!! / Ophelia – Brunettes worn / Group only lucky chair prize (0L join fee)

Eye makeup: [POUT!] / Vibez Eyeshadow – hud inc (AK, Vista, Catwa, Genus, Lelutka inc) / group gift (0L join fee)

Lipstick: Ascendant / Matte Lipstick – hud inc (Catwa only) / 1L gift on Marketplace available HERE

Nails: CAZIMI / Photonic Nail Appliers – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / Free (0L) gift on Marketplace available HERE

Tattoo: Nanika / Sara Tatoo Black (Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / Free (1L) gift on Marketplace available HERE

Necklace: [Cynful] Clothing & Co. / Fluff Necklace – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / group gift (0L join fee)

T-shirt: Baby Monkey / Keep Calm Tees – Cake & Shoes versions inc (Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / 1L gift available at mainstore

Shorts: Pure Poison / Haley Shorts – Black only (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / group gift (0L join fee)

Wedges: N-core / Striped Wedges – Blue & Black only (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, N-Core inc) / group gift (299L join fee)

Pose: STUN POSES / Alice Pose (Regular & Curvy poses inc) / 2L gift available at mainstore

Backdrop: Perfect Shapes / Red Carpet Backdrop / Free (0L) gift on Marketplace available HERE

Zero Fks Given

Some days Wynn just didn’t give a flying f**k and today was one of them. Walking purposely to the vending machine, all she could think about was how good the chocolate was going to taste in her mouth. Fitting into her shorts in the morning, well that was a challenge for the next day.

 

Credits:

Hair: Besom / Sum. Luv Glitter Roots – browns worn

Tattoo (upper body): CAROL G. TATTOO / Hippopotamus Red Tattoo (Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink, TMP inc) / group gift

Tattoo (leg): Letis Tattoo / Atiya :: P16001 (Classic, Maitreya, Belleza, Omega, Slink, TMP inc)

Top: …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… / No FKs Given -Tank Top- (Altamura, Belleza, eBody, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc)

Shorts: N-core / Jeans “Open Belt” – teal blue (Maitreya worn) / *new release* available at Kustom9 August 2018

Wedges: Pure Poison / Angela Platforms (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Birdy (4 bento poses w/ mirrors inc)

Backdrop: Pseudo / Vending Machine Scene – Red

Avery

While it’s sunny August in my rl today, my mind is already wandering to cooler days and the chance to wrap up in my beloved knits. Whimsical is now open and the theme this round is “Autumn”. Grabbing the latest release from *LX*, I’ve spent some time in the Yorkshire sim today enjoying some photograph opportunities. If you do get a chance to explore Yorkshire, I do recommend it. Enjoy your day, wherever you are x

 

Credits:

Hair w/ scarf: Truth Hair / Winter – fades

Sweater dress: *LX* / Avery (Maitreya only) / *new release* available at Whimsical August 2018

Boots: N-core / ROGUE “Brown” (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc)

Pose: Image Essentials / Showcase V1 (5 bento poses w/ mirrors inc) / *new release* available at Designer Showcase August 2018

Scene Location: Yorkshire

 

 

Yorkshire

As much as I enjoy setting up scenes on my own land, one thing I really love about blogging is discovering new locations inworld for photographs. The Yorkshire sim is now firmly in my fave landmarks list because put simply, the colours schemes when you visit are just beautiful. I really enjoyed playing with windlights and projectors to capture the shadows in this shot and I hope you enjoy it too. Also, please take the chance to explore the location – you won’t be disappointed.

 

Credits:

Hair: [elikatira] / Karina – brunettes worn

Sweater: *LX* / Aria – Aqua worn, part of duo set (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available at The Underdog Event January 2018

Skirt: Addams / Silvana Denim Skirt w/Belt (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Boots: N-core / EILEEN “Teal” (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / 55L offer at Zen Soul location – January 2018 only

Necklace: Slipper Originals / Morning Josie Jewelry Set (earrings and bracelet also inc) / *new release* available at The Underdog Event January 2018

Rings: Slipper Originals / Morning Josie Rings (Maitreya, Slink bento inc) / *new release* available at The Underdog Event January 2018

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Coquette (6 bento poses w/ mirrors) / *new release* available at 4Mesh January 2018

Scene Location: Yorkshire

Naughty Santa!

So, Mrs Claus had promised to be a good girl but sometimes…well. The only way to be really good was to be really bad. It’s all about your sense of perspective *wink*

 

Credits:

Hair: Doe / Light Bright (solid) – Essentials RARE / gacha item

Makeup (lips and eyes): . MILA . / Xmas Gift Makeup (Catwa) / *free gift* check under the Christmas Tree

Tattoo: .::Nanika::. / Nadine tattoo White (Classic, Belleza, Catwa, Lelutka, Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / group gift The Chapter Four December 2017

Pasties: +MuggleBorn+ / TinselTassle – fatpack (Belleza, eBody, Maitreya, Unrigged, Slink HG, Solarian inc) / Coundown to Christmas 1L gift

Naughty Santa Outfit (top & skirt): The Annex / Mrs Claus Gacha – Naughty Skirt and Top – White (Maitreya worn) / *new release* PocketGacha December 2017

Backside rouge (!): The Annex / Mrs Claus Gacha – Rosy Cheeks (Omega) / *new release* PocketGacha December 2017

Boots: N-core / ALYSSA – white worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Baubles: MadPea / Outdoor Christmas Ornaments / Christmas Hunt prize – on now!

Pose: . MILA . / Sensual / available on Marketplace HERE

Backdrop: Meva / Photo Box Spheres / gacha item

A good book

I love a good book, always have since I was a child. I grew up lost in worlds outside my four walls, engrossed in lives that other people lived or created. Even now as an adult, if a good book, a really good read captures my attention I won’t do anything else socially. I’ll tuck myself into bed and read for hours. I remember finishing the Kite Runner at 2am and just thinking “wow!” That’s the sign of a good book to me; one that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Do you have any to recommend to me?

 

Credits:

Hair: Doe / Ruby V2 – Browns / gacha item

Dress w/ Jacket: ChicModa / Kim – skirt, top, jacket worn (Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available at Whimsical November 2017

Boots: N-core / Survivor – brown worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc)

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer / Necklace – Truth Owl (orange) / gacha item

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Word Lust (5 bento poses w/ mirrors) / *new release* available at SAD November 2017

Scene Location: Ironwood Hills

As the leaves fall

 Autumn is a funny time of the year; sometimes I struggle to reconcile it. Part of me mourns the summer that has gone and anticipates the winter to come. The other part of me is optimistic and looks forward to warmth once more. It’s a transition season; a time of change. Change is coming, it’s how I deal with it that matters. 

I’ve experienced some changes recently that while I initially feared them, I can see a positive and rewarding way forward. Change is neither good nor bad, it’s just …. different and we can all adapt to different ❤️
 

Credits:

Hair: MINA Hair / Ava-Lin  – dip dye / this version part of Monthly Midnight Madness – full versions available in mainstore

Face Adornment: VENGE / Autumn Dream – eyelashes, makeup, adornment (Catwa) / *new release* – available at Trick or Treat Lane October 2017

Top: RIOT / Olenna Crop Top (Maitreya, Slink, Belleza inc) / *new release* – available at Shiny Shabby October 2017

Skirt: RIOT / Olive Skirt (Maitreya, Slink, Belleza inc) / *new release* – available at Shiny Shabby October 2017

Thigh Garter: N-core / URBAN Leg Belt (Brown) / gacha item

Socks: N-core / TIANA Socks (Brown) / gacha item

Pose:  Imitation / Moana pack (5 poses w/ mirrors inc) / Spookzilla hunt item (22-24 October 2017 only)

Scene Location: Whole Wheat Landscaping & Creation