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It isn’t often I dip into fantasy wear, but I do enjoy the drama of the dress up. This skin by RITUAL (she who previously created under the guise of Lumae), demands drama and pairing with this new release from Ghee was just meant to be. Whether you role play inworld or just enjoy dressing up as a creative outlet, both stores have plenty to satisfy your needs.

Today should be a quiet day for me, but I suspect circumstance may have something different to say on the matter. It’s a ‘visit the parents’ day and they are trying to sell the family home. Part of me is sad that the safe place I grew up in will no longer be “ours”. But mostly I recognise it’s only bricks and mortar. Home is who you come home to each night. Home is who you can tell your heart’s murmurings to without fear of recourse. Home is where your soul yearns to be. It’s a person, it’s a place, it’s a feeling. Home isn’t just a house; it’s so much more.

 

Credits:

Skin: RITUAL / Elspeth – Fantasy Tone Duo – Qinae worn – ears not shown (BoM, LAQ, Genus, Catwa, Lelutka, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Tonic, Classic, V-Tech, AMD Bump inc)

Hair: .EscalateD. / Adora – V1 – Essentials hud worn / *new release* available at We ❤ Role-Play September 2019

Eye makeup: VileCult / Deranged – hud inc (Catwa, Omega inc)

Tattoo: .::Nanika::. / Dance Of Death – Black (Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Omega inc)

Dress & arm cuffs: Ghee / Zelda Corset Dress – black worn (Maitreya inc) / *new release* available at The Darkness Event September 2019

Boots: Ghee / Zelda Lace Up Thigh Boots – black worn (Maitreya inc) / *new release* available at The Darkness Event September 2019

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Outrun (6 bento poses w/ mirrors inc) / *new release* available at The Liaison Collaborative September 2019

Background: Image Essentials / Dark Gateway

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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

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