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

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Something sweet in your mouth?

The candy cane *obviously* you naughty little minxes! Cue an over dramatic eye roll and a little smirk, hidden behind a hand.

As we approach the end of one year and celebrate the beginning of a new one, I’ve used the quiet time to sneak around a few events that are still going on inworld. Be quick though, because there are only a couple of days left. The Imaginarium is a part sale, part gacha event that is well worth checking out. It is also organised by Gimme Gacha Productions and if you are a group member there are gifts available too.

The Trunk Show is still in full swing if you’re looking for something wedding/formal inspired (NYE gown, anyone?) for a party in the next couple of days. My nails and makeup are from the event and with nails like these….they’ll definitely leave scratch marks down anyone’s back.

Finally, I snuck over to Ricielli for their Christmas hunt this week and had a lot of fun hunting for some beautiful clothes. There is a hunt key at the store entrance, showing the body types and prizes you can find. Each box is 15L but you can buy a trans / no trans version of each, which is perfect for gifting. I love that option in a hunt, especially if I see something I want to gift to my BFF who has an Hourglass body. One for her and one for me.

On that note, I hope you all are feeling rested and ready for the new year. Like it or not, time moves forward and 2019 is gonna smack our tooshies soon enough. Until then, party on and keep sucking those candy canes 😉

 

Credits:

Hair w/ collar: MINA Hair / Kim – Essentials (rlv option on collar inc)

Skin: Lumae / Neoma – Tone 3 worn (Catwa, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic, Omega inc)

Eye makeup: Zibska / Giuliana Eyemakeup (Classic, Catwa, LAQ, Lelutka, Omega inc) / *new release* available at The Trunk Show December 2018

Lipstick: Zibska / Giuliana Lips (Classic, Catwa, LAQ, Lelutka, Omega inc) / *new release* available at The Trunk Show December 2018

Nails: SLACKGIRL / Nevaska Bento Mesh Nails – hud inc (Maitreya, Altamura, Belleza, Tuty, Eve, Tonic, Slink, Vista inc) / *new release* available at The Trunk Show December 2018

Upper body tattoo: Nanika / Anna tattoo White (Classic, Belleza, Catwa, Lelutka, Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / group gift available at The Imaginarium December 2018

Thigh tattoo: THIS IS WRONG / Zion tattoo (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / *special offer* available at The Imaginarium December 2018

Lingerie: Ricielli / Maeva Lingerie – white (Freya, Hourglass, Maitreya inc) / Christmas Hunt Prize available December 2018

Pose w/ candy cane: SAPA / HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 (5 bento poses inc) / Marketplace gift available HERE

Backdrop: -MaisonClose- / Guest List Backdrop

He makes me blush.

It could be a comment, a single word, an inflection of tone. It could be one or many things. But he still knows how to make me blush. Every time.

 

Credits:

Hair: TRUTH HAIR / Kasimire [Light Browns] / gacha item

Skin: Lumae / Neoma – T5 worn (Catwa and Maitreya, V-Tech Boi Chest mod for Maitreya, Belleza, SLink, Tonic & Omega body hud inc)

Lipstick: ALMA Makeup / Rose – hud inc (Catwa, Lelutka, Omega inc)

Tattoo: .::Nanika::. / Nadine tattoo – White (Classic, Belleza, Catwa, Lelutka, Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc)

Rings: Elle Boutique / Lisana Rings (Slink, Maitreya bento inc)

Lingerie: sass / fiona (Maitreya, Hourglass, Omega inc) / *exclusive* available at The Trunk Show until 18th November 2018

Thigh Harness: -Narcisse- / Sabrina Thigh Harness (Maitreya Exclusive) / *new release* available at Kinky Event November 2018

Heels: Mosquito’s Way / Shamal (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available at The Trunk Show until 18th November 2018

Armchair: Salacity / Not Your Grandfather’s Wingback Chair

Pose: K&S Poses / future wife (5 bento poses in pack) / *new release* available at The Trunk Show until 18th November 2018

Backdrop: SAYO / Sin – Manic Reverie – Liquid Stairs (Light) / gacha item

Being Human

Being human isn’t about material accoutrements, status or power. It isn’t about who you know or what you know. It’s peeling back the layers to expose your fragility to someone and knowing they’ll protect this element of you. It isn’t about strength, it’s allowing yourself to become weak and being all the stronger for it.

 

Credits:

Hair: Clawtooth / Rainy Day – Dark Ombre

Skin: Lumae / Elentari – Neutral (Catwa, Genus, LAQ & GAEG, Lelutka, Tonic, Leevi, Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Omega inc) / *new release*

Eye/skin tattoo: ALMA Makeup / Being Human (Catwa inc)

Eyelashes: P O E M A / Jewel Eyelashes – hud inc (Catwa inc) / *new release* available at eBENTO September 2018

Eyes: Zombie Suicide / Fate Eyes (Classic, Mesh, Catwa, Lelutka, Omega inc)

Tattoo: .::Nanika::. / Nadine tattoo – White (Classic, Belleza, Catwa, Lelutka, Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc)

Top/panties: The Annex / Pavlova Top & Panties – Grey (Freya, Maitreya, Hourglass inc) / *new release* available at Frou Frou September 2018

Belly piercing: Elle Boutique / Blaze Belly Ring (Maitreya, Slink rigged)

Pose: BellePoses / Mi (6 bento poses w/ mirrors)

Backdrop: FOXCITY. / #MOOD Gacha – 8 – Thin Patience (Black)  / gacha item available at The Arcade September 2018

Wade waist deep in the water

My friend Fauve and I recently worked together on a blogging project. During the preparation, we chatted a bit about how we put the scene together. Fauve has a very impressive process – mood board, scene scouting, RL influences and story telling – all which put me to shame when I said “I do what feels right and it just comes together.” One thing I fell in love with again during the collaboration was creative writing, which is why I intend to do more of it. In fact, check out our creative adventure HERE and HERE.

But today, my influence is musical. I rediscovered this scene at Whole Wheat and just felt a need to wade into the water for the photograph. Since then, I keep having this song playing in my head:

A beautiful way to kick start the weekend, if I do say so myself.

 

Credits:

Hair: Neomenia / Jinx – brunettes worn / *gacha item* available at Gacha Garden May 2018

Earrings: Elle Boutique / Greenly Earrings – w/ hud / Group gift

Makeup: Zombie Suicide / Ann Markings (Catwa, Lelutka, Omega inc)

Silks: The Annex / Maia – white (Maitreya only) / *new release* available at We Love Role-Play May 2018

Tattoo: .::Nanika::. / Darina tattoo – white (Classic, Slink, Belleza, Omega, Maitreya inc) / Group gift available at Gacha Garden May 2018

Waist belt: 1313 Mockingbird Lane / Ealasaid Belt – white (Maitreya only) / *gacha item* available at Fantasy Gacha Carnival May 2018

Pose: an lar [poses] / The Sarah Series (5 bento poses w/ mirrors inc)

Scene Location: Whole Wheat Landscapes & Creation

 

Volver

Ahh well, another Sunday another weekend nearly finished. But, I have some precious hours left and I’m gonna make full use of them. I hope yours was a good one and you grab this coming week by the tenderloins and make it work for you. Love to all ❤

 

Credits:

Hair: Besom / Hitomi Pony – essentials worn

Eyeshadow: Zombie Suicide / Blissh Makeup (Catwa, LAQ, Omega inc) / *new release* available at Blush 28 March – 24 April 2018

Nails: e.marie / Dangerous Woman Set (Maitreya, Slink, Vista bento inc)

Earrings: .::Nanika::. / Viola Earrings / group gift (Gimme Gacha) available at GachaLand April 2018

Tattoo: [White~Widow] / Volver – Black (Adam, Belleza, Eve, Maitreya, Omega, Signature, Sking, Slink, TMP inc) / 55L offer – April 2018 only – at Zen Soul location

Bikini: [QE] Designs / Britta Kini – w/ hud (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available at Black Fair April 2018

Pose: BellePoses / Mi (6 bento poses w/ mirrors) / *new release* available at Pose Fair April 2018

Backdrop: [WARTZ] / 03 Flag Station / gacha item available at The Gacha Life April 2018