a freebie goldmine

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GizzA Creations’ new collection, The Anne Marie Outfit, is a beautiful ready-to-wear dress that is perfect for the changing of seasons. A belted mini with a contrasting colored top, this dress is available in 6 different color combinations, and comes with matching t-strap pumps and clutch.  This classic dress will be a favorite in your inventory. It is so nicely made and I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received while hopping around the grid in this number.

~Click here for a taxicab to GizzA Creations~

I’m wearing my new Romy skin by Glam Affair in this post. If you visit this blog often, get used to seeing me in it for a while, I’m kind of in love with it. :)  Romy comes as a plain base skin and you choose all of the colors and features you’d like to personalize your own look with.

I haven’t experimented with Glam Affair’s The Mesh Project yet, which I know is very customizable. I may delve into it soon but right now I’m very happy with this look. If you’d like more information on The Mesh Project you can check out Glam Affair’s web site, here, or take the taxicab above and check it out in-world. So many goodies so little time…

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Have you seen the freebie “mecca” in front of Pure Poison’s mainstore yet? Maybe it’s already been blogged and reblogged a million times, but for myself, it was my first time seeing it. Being the fashion addict that I am, it was quite a rush when I saw what nice gifts they had available. You have to join the group, zero fee, yay! … then just go nuts! Grab whatever you like, or in my case, everything. They also have four or five gacha! group gifts where you get one free play per machine. Prepare to be awed.

~Click here for a taxicab to the Pure Poison main store.~

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Shown above are the accessories worn in this post: The shoes and the clutch come with your GizzA Anne Marie dress. The colors vary, depending on which dress color combo you decide on. I always seem to gravitate towards the teals. The triple rings are LaGyo (scripted to prompt color-change menu for the stones upon touch), the single gold ring is part of the ISON Safari Tribe set and the earrings are from ANE. The Tisuki necklace and July bangles are just a couple of the beautiful finds from the Pure Poison free kiosks. You can find all links at the bottom of this post.

~Click photo below to enlarge and then <insert the sound of angels singing>~

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There are even more freebies than pictured above…If you haven’t been, or if it’s been a while (they continuously add each months free gift), go, go, gooooo!!!!!

what i’m wearing:
skin: -Glam Affair – Romy
makeup: -Glam Affair – Elit eyes makeup, -Glam Affair – Romy – Lips Gloss, [LeLutka]-Photoshoot Lashes
body: Slink Physique Mesh Body, Hands, and Feet
hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Upshaw Hair NEW! Collabor88
dress, shoes and clutch: GizzA Creations – Anne Marie Outfit [Teal] NEW!
earrings: ANE Creeper Earrings
rings (l): ISON – safari tribe ring (r) LaGyo_Noa 3 stones rings
bracelets: Pure Poison – July Bracelets FREE!
necklace: Pure Poison – Tisuki Necklace FREE!
poses: Kokolores Poses ~ “darling” NEW!

not so nautical

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Wow, wherever do I begin? There are so many amazing events, gifts, new products..I never have a problem finding something to blog. The hard part is making all of the choices!

I ventured out of my photo orb for this post. I wanted to play around with some different wind lights, and as much as I tried to make it a “not so nautical look”, I decided it sort of was and went with, drum roll……the beach. These photos were taken on the beautiful sim of YS&YS. While there I picked up the glamorous Viareggio Bag. This bag comes with a hud (bag & hud pictured below) which gives you 20 different color options for the foulard, and 3 different color options for the metal. The hud also allows you to resize your bag as big or as small as you like.

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~taxicab to YS&YS~

I picked up The Essenz Bali Wedges (pictured below) back in the June round of L’accessories, and they are now in the Essenz Main store. If you haven’t shopped at this store, or if it’s been a while, I highly recommend that you put it on your “things-to-do list”, NOW. Have a scroll through some of the new items on their Facebook page, here, and see if your heart doesn’t skip a beat…

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~taxicab to the Essenz Main Store~

IKON‘s new Hope Eyes are out and they are giving their group members a free pair! Denim Blue, shown in pic below. These are the first eyes I’ve ever worn that have a hud. They are quite customizable and they even have a light you can turn on or off, dim to bright, if you’d like to have shining eyes.

TP to Ikon. If you’re not already a member of their group, join, for free (omg I know, you don’t see that a lot anymore!), make sure you have on your group tag, and grab your gift!

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To be honest with you, I’ve never really played around with several makeup tattoos all that much. I do wear mascara tattoos nearly all of the time, and a winged eyeliner here and there…I’ve worn lipsticks a few times..so I wear very minimal I’d say.

I’ve recently purchased Glam Affair‘s Romy (not pictured in this post). That will be a post all by itself, talking about her. She’s gorgeous btw, I love her :) . But it looks like with Romy I’ll be doing a lot of makeup mixing and matching because she comes plain and all of the m/u’s are tats or appliers for visage. While binging at Glam Affair I picked up several different makeups and I’m modeling a few of them in this post. (see credits)

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what i’m wearing:
skin: -Glam Affair - Artemis
hair: tulip. Ella
eyes: IKON Hope Eyes – Denim FREE!! Group Gift..FREE to join!
makeup:
eyes-Glam Affair – Prezioso Eyes Makeup, Lara Hurley Mascara
lips-Glam Affair – Romy Lipstick Fruit, -Glam Affair – Romy – Lips Gloss
body: Slink Physique Mesh Body, Hands, and Feet
manicure & pedicure: (NO) Art Nails for SLINK – Finger Nails – Brights NEW @ Collabor88!
top: [Deadwool] Delos crop top – full green (omg this store is AMAZING! scroll through their pics really quickly and see what I mean!!)
skirt: Emery – Mesh Skirt Striped Fiji Blue
cardigan (tied around shoulders): tram -J.I cardigan
shoes: Essenz – Bali
handbag: *YS&YS* Viareggio Bag
sunglasses: (Yummy) Vice Sunglasses NEW! @ Collabor88
rings (l): =Zenith= Geometry Stone Ring (r): =Zenith= Geometry Ring
earrings: A&Ana F.J. Big Dream Earrings @ TDR
necklace: Glam Affair – Amelie Necklace Collabor88
bangles (l) & (r): Izzie’s – Bangles
poses: marukin Collabor88

tbt

 

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The outfit in this post was one of my last prim purchases I do believe. I love this look. It’s cute and fresh..it has a nice mix of casual, sophisticated and sexy. (nice combination!)  It’s suitable for nearly anywhere in sl, really. I mean..I know there are no rules in sl anyway..if you want to walk through Lelutka dressed as a mesh turd, more power to you!

I’m going to take a wild guess that a lot of the people who are reading this are like myself; Anything you see me blog I would wear in real life. I like to dress Poppy in my style..I’m sure there are the occasional exceptions..one comes to mind but luckily I can’t find the photo anywhere!

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I’d like to send a huge Thank You to the creators that have sent me their gorgeous items to blog. If you don’t see your item(s) right away please be patient with me. I work on my blog every chance I get but like I always say…there’s never enough hours in the day.

Today I worked on putting a look together, but I ended up spending a big chunk of time trying to get my inventory under control. I’m curious of some of the ways you ladies (and men :)) have integrated your mesh items into your inventory. Do you make a separate folder for your mesh clothes, or just combine them all together?

Emery has set up a large section downstairs in the front of the store with all of their mesh items. If you haven’t been lately you MUST go check it out. As usual their creations are beautiful!

~tp to Emery~

what i’m wearing:
skin: Laqroki Mini
hair: TRUTH HAIR Chynna worn with Truth Hairbase (included)
eyeliner: [ glow ] studio – Pin up eyeliner
sunglasses: [LeLutka]-GARBO shades
top: Emery – Top Crush
jeans: Emery – Denim Crush
shoes: *GF* Strap Shoes “Alex”
bag: [ORTA] – Blake clutch
earrings: [ glow ] studio The Gate Earrings
necklace: [ glow ] studio TV Necklace
bracelets (l): *Urbanity* Leather Bands
bracelets (r): [[SHADE THRONE]] THE BLACK RIDER BRACELET SET
ring (l): MONS / Skull Ring
ring (r): LaGyo_Noa 3 stones rings
ring (right thumb): [MAGIC NOOK] Simple Ring / Triple

FREE gifts!

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Hi friends :) I’ve been dying to play sl! I haven’t logged in for a few days and I think I’m going through withdrawal, lol. I’ve been trying not to think of all the good deals I’ve missed out on. I did, however, manage to snag a couple of premium, top notch freebies before I left and yay!..they are still available!

Valentina E. is the sponsor for the ladies’ group gift of this faMESHed round. I didn’t realize how many of their outfits I had in my inventory. Their creations are absolutely amazing..I would put them in the highest category as far as how beautiful and well made their things are..I’m talking in the same category as Lelutka, Celoe, Maitreya..have a scroll through their blog and see if you agree, or better yet, go ahead and tp there and see firsthand! After you go to faMESHed and pick up the Valentina E. FREE gift that is.  Oh, and did I mention that the faMESHed group is actually FREE to join?? That’s refreshing to hear :)

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The above picture shows the Mandala Billionaire Watch set that I spoke of in my last post, here, in silver. The iPhone is by [ZULU] and I found it on the marketplace, here. This is the most realistic phone that I’ve seen in second life. I’m sure there are some just as nice, possibly even nicer, that I haven’t seen..but I love this phone. I can wear it with my a/o and the phone animations still work nicely. You can use the hud to text, talk on the phone, or take a selfie. Really cute animations too. It would be a good AFK animation..just click the button on the hud to text or talk and then go do your thang’.

The phone comes with a phone for your left hand, a left hand hud, a phone for your right hand, and a right hand hud. The background is customizable so you can put your own pic there if you like. You can also use the regular iPhone screenshot that comes with the phone. Directions for adding your own pic are in the package and it’s super simple. You just put your phone in edit mode (you can do this while it’s attached to you) and add the pic you want as your iPhone background into the phone’s “contents”. You may need to delete the previous texture to get your’s to show. If it’s the texture of the regular iPhone screenshot be sure and save it somewhere..your “textures” folder would probably be a good place :p

maitreya thigh high boots FINa

The black thigh-high boots are New from Maitreya. These rigged-mesh boots are available in 9 colors suede, 9 colors soft leather (shown in this post), and 9 colors of ‘special’ leathers (3 patent, 3 crocodile and 3 snake leathers). They also come in discounted mini packs of 3 colors each!

Click here for a taxicab to Maitreya to check out their new Fall items!
Click here to shop Maitreya’s marketplace store.

 

what i’m wearing:
skin: -Glam Affair - Artemis
body: Slink Physique Mesh Body, Hands & Feet
teeth: [whatever]
eyeliner: *League* Classic Wing EyeLiner
lashes: [LeLutka]-Photoshoot II Lashes
lipstick: -Glam Affair – Leah Lipstick 17
hair: tulip. Bethany
jacket: :V.e. Celine Jacket M Ocean FREE! Group Gift @ faMESHed!
skirt: Blokc Asym Skirt
scarf: Mutresse Sequined Scarf- FREE! subscribo gift!
bra & panties: Avanti (marketplacesl) Sexy Little Things SLink Physique Applier
stockings: Blushed Creations - Seamed Pantyhose Applier for Slink Physique
boots: Maitreya – Thigh High Boots
earrings: =DeLa*= Earrings “Lloyd”
necklace: Pure Poison – Greek Necklace
bangle bracelet (r): =DeLa*= Bangle “Lloyd”
watch (l): [MANDALA]BILLIONAIRE_PRIDE
ring (l): {me.} Aster Ring – Blue Sea
ring (r): [MAGIC NOOK] Simple Ring / Triple (worn on thumb)
handbag: Emery Uber Bag
sunglasses: MONS / Rounded Sunglasses
phone: [ Z U L U ] Phone 5 Black Mesh – [ZULU] marketplacesl
poses: everglow

GREECE is the word

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August 8th was Collabor88‘s 3rd birthday, so this past month’s Odyssey-themed collection was one of the biggest and best in their history..and you still have 5 more days to shop! You really don’t want to miss August’s collection, and remember, some of the items are exclusive to the event so when it’s gone it’s gone. (dabs a tear from my eye thinking of Illmatic’s Frenchie hair from a C88 that I missed..i’ve searched high and low for it, even contacting the creator, but I never heard anything, *sniffs*) True, there are some items that are or will be available in their main stores when this collection is taken down IN 5 DAYS, but you won’t get it for the discounted price that Collabor88 offers. For example, Mandala’s Billionaire Watch set is there right now, all colors available, for 40% off of it’s original price. Jus’ sayin’. ;)

~taxicab to Collabor88~

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In keeping with the Odyssey theme I thought I’d check out a few Greek sims. I found a few that were very beautiful, and I enjoyed getting out of my photo orb and exploring some of the grid. The photos in this post were taken at Myrmidons Empire. You can see by the first picture why I chose it. It’s a great place to explore, I didn’t even get to see all of it, and the whole place is one big photo opp.  I took a record-breaking amount of pictures there, lol.

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I thought the [whatever] Gladiator Shoes (close-up of front and back pictured below) tied in quite nicely with the whole Greek/Odyssey theme. These are Free to members of the [whatever] group. There is a fee to join, but they have very high quality gifts. When you receive your membership don’t forget to pick up all of their past gifts on a wall in the front of the store.

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~taxicab to [whatever] and get your FREE gifts!~

what i’m wearing:
skin: Essences {Alex} Summer03
body: Slink Physique Mesh Body, Hands, and Feet
hair and head bands: Lamb. Pandora Collabor88
dress: =Zenith=Athena mini dress Collabor88
shoes: [whatever] Gladiator Shoes and Harnesses, blush- Group Gift!
earrings, necklace & bracelets: [MANDALA]Odyssey-Zeus @ Collabor88
arm bracelet: .: vive nine :. Lua Arm Bracelet
ring (l): [ glow ] studio Pratis Ring
ring (r): LaGyo_Metis ring
poses: Kirin Pose Packs, Athena and Hera; Imeka Pose Pack  Hestia. All poses can be found at Collabor88 for only 5 more days!
location: Myrmidons Empire

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I mentioned this skin, Alex in my last post. I got it at last month’s kustom9 in a Gacha machine. I knew from the picture that I would love it and I do. Even the red is growing on me. I finally found some more Alex skins, though, so I can have my normal coloring back now. I haven’t been able to find Alex in Essences, so I don’t know if it will end up in the main store, or if it will just be a special “event” and/or gift skin. I think it’s so pretty that they will have it in the store eventually… fingers crossed!

To get Alex with your choice of brow color (and all the other bells and whistles) now, you can find 3 beautiful versions at Uber. I’ll feature them in my next post, so stay tuned for that.

If you haven’t heard of Uber, it’s a new monthly themed event owned by Truth Hawks and managed by Miss Kaelyn Alecto. This month’s theme has been Vacation and features creations from 35 of second life’s top designers. Strawberry Singh has a post, here, with a list of the designers and links to pictures of their Uber items.

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I had fun with the accessories in this little “ensemble”. The beaded [glow studio] Mauri earrings and the New Biarritz Beaded Collar from MG look like a set together. You can wear this necklace in a variety of colors. Simply touch (click on) the necklace to bring up an appearance menu. You can find it at faMESHed this month, along with it’s actual matching earrings, and many other irresistable items.

The gladiator sandals are New from Tee*fy and if they look familiar, they were introduced in last month’s collabor88 Safari selection. I haven’t been yet for this month, but I just looked at one of my favorite blogs, Seraphim, and now I’m foaming at the mouth to go. It’s c88‘s 3rd birthday and there are a ton of designers participating..maybe all of them..and then some! My heart is literally pounding I’m so excited to go lol. I don’t think that’s normal is it?? Never mind.

If you’re not familiar with the second life blog Seraphim, you need to be! It is a constant on my bookmark bar. They always posts pictures of every item in more events and gifts than would seem humanly possible. It’s great for checking out event items without dealing with the lag, or during a time when you’re unable to log on to sl.

~click here to check out all of August’s Collabor88 items on Seraphim~
~click here for taxicab to Collabor88~

This post is far longer than I meant for it to be, but I can’t sign off without commenting on the amazing manicure and pedicure appliers for Slink hands and feet from beauty by alaskametro. A huge variety of rich beautiful colors..they make me think of OPI polishes. 10 Linden Each!!!! What?? I couldn’t believe it and I’m going to buy everything she makes before she realizes how much more people would pay for it! Just kidding..well..not really. I’m unable to find an in-world store so I’m assuming the only way to get it is to shop marketplace sl. If you’d like to try before you buy she’s offering the free applier below..a sample of her beautiful work and 7 free colors! Thank you very much Miss Alaska Metropolitan, creator of  alaskametro<3.

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~Click here to visit the beauty by alaskametro marketplace sl store~
~Click here to go directly to the FREE alaskametro applier on marketplace sl~

what i’m wearing:
skin: Essences {Alex09} *medium01* ginger Gacha! (rare)
hair: [LeLutka]-LUMEN hair – AuburnHaze
eyes: [theSkinnery] Maple eyes
eyelashes: [ glow ] studio – Innocent. eyelashes – intensive (prim)
dress: Emery Dress Kenya
shoes: Tee*fy Sienna Gladiator Sandal New! (Slink flat feet required)
necklace: MG – Necklace – Biarritz Beaded Collar – texture changing – New!
earrings: [ glow ] studio – Mauri earrings (silver/teal)
bracelets (l): [MANDALA]KYARA-BANGLE/Marrakesh C
bracelets (r): [MANDALA]KYARA-BANGLE/Marrakesh B
ring: (on right thumb) [MAGIC NOOK] Simple Ring / Triple
clutch: {SMS} Envelope Clutch (group gift)
manicure & pedicure: beauty by alaskametro<3 SLINK manicure and pedicure appliers – “Swoon” (marketplace, here)
poses: everglow

FREE Essences Gift!

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A good friend of mine mentioned Essences some time back and I had been wanting to go and check it out, but just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Then last month’s kustom9 had a Gacha machine from Essences and I fell in love with the picture of the “rare”..Alex was the name of the skin. On my first try I saw that I had gotten an Alex rare..and that’s all I recall seeing so I was so excited and felt so lucky. By the time I got around to putting it on I saw that it was the ginger, and Poppy is a brunette. She may not be one day, but for now I like her as a brunette. The ginger is quite beautiful though, and I am wearing it in world now, hoping to blog it. I’m still on my search for Alex brunette though..

Which was what led me to Essences where I picked up a demo of every one of their skins, I do believe, and found their beautiful free gift, Jamie, which I am wearing in this post. I have on the teeth tattoo that comes with the gift but it’s optional..

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~Click here to tp to Essences Skins~

So, after several posts of wearing my Slink physique mesh body I took it off to try on the new Essences gift skin and all of my demos. It is a beautiful body and for taking pictures it makes such a difference if you want a more life-like look..but I have to say taking it off was the equivalent of walking in the house and taking off your bra after a long day at the office. I guess because it’s still so new to me and I just can’t seem to quiet that little voice inside me reminding me of all of the thousands of things in my inventory that I can’t wear with it. I guess at this point I’ll wear it sometimes, but maybe not all the time. Maybe it will be a different story when they come out with mesh bodies with little boobies…they aren’t so bad, but the shadows are still there. Jus’ sayin’.. :p

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I had to get a closer shot of GizzA’s bad-ass new jewelry, the Chained Treasure Set. You can get this now at La Metallique Fair! The top and shades I have on are also from GizzA Creations..They are part of GizzA’s Rebel outfit and are available at The Gypset Market in a variety of colors, accessories included.

~Click here to tp to GizzA’s main store and check out all of the amazing new collections~

what i’m wearing…
skin: Essences {Jamie} Free Gift, click here to tp!
teeth: teeth tattoo is included in Essences Free Gift, Jamie.
hair: !lamb. Gemini (Mesh)
nails: (DN) Manicure – Starley
top: GizzA – Rebel Outfit [Terracotta] Tank Top (part of set) New! @ The Gypset Market
pants: Pixicat Biker Pants @ Kustom9
shoes: [whatever] High Heel 2.0 – classic -@ TDR Fusion! (includes hud with different options for bottoms and crosses)
bangles (l): GizzA – Chained Treasure Set New!
bangles (r): GizzA – Chained Treasure Set – New!
necklace: GizzA – Chained Treasure Set – Necklace [More Chain] (necklace comes with [Less Chain] version as well. New! Find set @ La Metallique Fair
sunglasses: GizzA – Rebel Outfit [Terracotta] Aviator Sunglasses (included in outfit)
ring: LaGyo_Malika triple ring Silver
bag: [ glow ] studio – Bambi brown fur satchel (by jocelyn.anatine)