Sunday, February 28, 2010

Please Say Spring Has Sprung!

My RL is miserably cold and blanketed in over a foot of endless white snow right now, so my SL is all about the color, springtime feel & exotic spice! Talk about escapism...

Lika Ruby has two fantastic group gifts available in store, on or near the counter at the front of the shop. First we have their +Lika Ruby+REZday gift, a pretty pink and purple top with kimono-style print and sculpted accents. This to me absolutely screams the spring thaw - budding trees, fledgling flowers, chirping baby birds...or maybe it's just wishful thinking. Join the group and tap the hat box on the counter for this gift.

Chu's also got on her staple .::A.Y.Y.::.. Lovelie Weekend Jeans, a dollarbie on the counter in store. Comes in regular and low rise options. Her shoes are In Her Shoes [IHS] Bows Bows Purple Suede, always $0L. (I love how well they blend with the colors in the top - it makes you head to toe cheer.) The hair is Mikan Hair *mikan_hair_Momo_espresso01_M, a Lucky Board prize that's well worth hanging around for your letter. Finally, that delicate pale skin is the latest Subscribo gift from ai design studio: ai skins - ANZU1 - bl wd cielito gloss and white dust FIXED. It's a good idea to join their Subscribo group - they are ever so generous with gifts!

Continuing the Lika Ruby theme, here's their other current group gift, China Dress (+LR G-gift-01-china-dress). Wear your group tag and touch the sign on the wall to get it. It comes with a mini-skirt option or an above-the-knee option, which I'm modeling here.

It's an absolutely perfect match in style and colors with this pair of Japanese sandals from Discord Nightmare City's Lucky Chairs. The shoes are called ZO-RI Female L SHINRYU. The prize comes with a total of 3 styles of sandals. I've pulled it all together with the TRUTH Jess - espresso hair, currently a freebie in store and Mother Goose's::.Veronica SkiNE _0, a dollarbie. What a delicate skin - I absolutely adore the light pink lipstick!

While we're talking about Mother Goose, let's think about warm nights when all you want to do is lounge in a t-shirt and cute, girly underwear...mmm...warm nights! Chu's all over dollarbies from Mother Goose in this shot, including a skin with a big fat teardrop on the cheek. Why's Chu crying? I've no idea...perhaps because she just woke up and realized it's still the middle of winter and sleeting outside!

Worn in these shots is a sweet, sweet t-shirt with a red-breasted bird, perhaps a rosy spring robin, a mere dollarbie: .::Mother Goose's::. Bird Tee. Still from Mother Goose we've got a pair of freebie panties in a cute blue floral pattern, called blue flower. The panties are part of a massive set of underwear available in store in a Free Box. On her feet are Mother Goose's dollarbie brown slipper, mule style slippers with colorful little clip accents. And the aforementioned skin is Mother Goose's MAGOO(2) Skin, also $1L. In fact, just about everything in Mother Goose's mall stall is only $1 - loads of adorable skins and assorted clothing & shoes! (Also worn is Here Come Trouble's +0.o+HcT+Rigal((big)) - Pitchblack-Chestnut hair - not free, but very reasonably priced as are all HcT's hairs! They do have a discount section, as well.)

And if I'm rushing spring a bit, I'd certainly not be rushing St. Patrick's Day, as we're only a couple weeks away from that celebration of all things Irish and all things green (my fave color!). So it's not too early to start planning your attire, and here's an inexpensive option c/o of the marvelous Multiple Personality Designs, *MPD* Make Him Stutter--Green. The outfit will cost you only $3L and comes in several colors, all included. Sultry magic!

Chu's wearing a fantastic foot freebie from Vive9, (vive9) Xian Boots Powder, still available in their shoes area. They're spunky & sexy, a little bit modern & a little bit mod. Speaking of spunky, the super cute little bow-tied updo is ::{{trico}}:::free gift ribbon dango chan. Look for the box on the floor in the corner of the shop.

The skin Chu's wearing is the current Lucky Cupcake prize from Sock Monkey, Luck of the Irish Skin. It features a sweet shamrock stain on pale skin with bold green make-up. Perfect for your St. Patty's Day celebrations!

The earrings match the skin so well, and happen to be a Freebie Fashionista 1K members gift sent in notices earlier this month from Divinity Dollarbie, Sterling Silver & Emerald Drop Earring Frasky. It was one of 12 pairs they sent to our group. So a great big "thank you" to Divinity!

Also worn: KOSH Eyes 67 ($30) & Crissy Designs My Mascara Eyelashes ($50).

Friday, February 26, 2010

Shameless Bits 60L Sunday sale 27/28 Feb

Beautiful white lace beach hut with cuddles from Shameless Bits, this is just so pretty and a great place to cuddle.

From Shameless: Thinking of white sands, beaches, umbrella drinks, the ocean air blowing through your hair, and a special someone to cuddle up next to? Here it is!! This is a beautiful beach hut complete with cuddle pillows for you and that someone special to put sparks in the air!! It is done in black and white to give the stylish appearance.

Aww, this is a very sweet little hut, I love the sheer curtains, makes you feel all cocooned in and ready to snuggle with your loved one. The black and white colors add elegance and style, and the big fluffy pillows make it look so very inviting. I'm going to curl up in there right now and go to This lite version comes with two super cute chat poses, and a very exciting kissing/cuddle pose. This would be perfect on the beach, on a deck, or in a garden. Just imagine curling up inside with a good book as the light spring breeze fluffs the curtains and the sounds of nature lull you as you immerse yourself in the writer's imagination. I can't think of a more perfect place to read than this. I took a few other pictures for you in different lighting, see how pretty it is?

It's only 24 prims and Hustle on over to Shameless Bits and pick this up for 60L, you can't go wrong.

Ela Designs 60L Sunday sale 27/28 Feb

Elara has had people begging her for something to match the awesome bracelet set she had in the sale a few weeks ago, so guess what you all get from Ela Designs this weekend...
YUP, she is granting your wishes! Here is the perfectly matching choker to go with the awesome bracelets you all loved so much. I know, I can't get enough of them, I wear them all the time. *laughs*

The choker is black, white, and silver, with leather straps and bands, and also large and small beads. All the different shapes, textures, sizes, materials, widths, and placements of each piece on this choker combine to draw the eyes and make this a very interesting set. You have smaller silver beads, larger white beads with a touch of black, round leather bands, flat buckled leather bands, bands attached to bands, etc. One of my favorite aspects of this set is how it looks like one of the silver beaded necklaces is broken and just wrapped for fun. But I also love the buckled leather choker because it looks like a collar...Mmmmmm *grins widely*

Ok, now I get to tell you all about something that has had me SALIVATING for days!!! And I'm not even half-way kidding. Elara has been very kind to take a suggestion of mine and turn it into something amazing for you all to enjoy right here in SL. I've been bouncing in my seat waiting for today so I could show this to everyone. *laughs loudly* I have not seen this anywhere else and think it's super, super hot and sexy. You MUST, and I mean MUST see these brand new *wipes her brow* amazing *takes a deep breath* garter stocking piercings. *swoons* These are so sexy that every man I have given a sneak peak to has drooled all down his chin...seriously!

See what I mean? I bet you don't even take the time to finish reading this before clicking the link to head to Ela Designs...LOL...but I'm going to finish anyway because I just can't stop. You get these very cool fishnet stockings with beautiful lace at the top and bottom, and to make sure they don't slip down your silky smooth legs just use the HOT HOT HOT pierced garters. Clip the beautifully detailed twisted lace into the two thick silver rings nestled in the center of your thighs, then clip the other end into the lower rings along with the top of the stockings..and Voila, sexiness that no man can resist. And if that wasn't enough, Ela couldn't resist adding the cute little chains to the bottom piercing to draw the eye even more. And you know, you just know I couldn't resist taking some pics of myself in these amazing garters. Take a gander and enjoy!

If you stuck around to see my pictures, thank you...but if not that means you are already at Ela Designs as you should be. *grins widely*

Kabuki Creations 60L Sunday sale 27/28 Feb

I have a little "Naughty" animated pose from you from Kabuki Creations. I was trying to describe this and a song kept popping into my head. So I figured why not just use the song? LOL....enjoy!

Naughty Naughty
By: John Parr

I put my hand on your stocking, I was movin' nice and slow
Let my fingers do the walking, and there ain't far to go
Don't tell me "I don't wanna be a girl like that"
Do you wanna see a grown man cry?
You don't wanna be a girl like that
Baby this could be the first time (this could be the first time)

Naughty naughty, loud and bawdy, t-t-t-t-tease me
Take it easy, hug and squeeze
A naughty, naughty, naughty, I'm a naughty, naughty guy

Bedroom eyes, they undress me, take me, cut me to the bone
Lace and satin pressed against me, should we call a chaperon
Don't tell me "I don't wanna be a girl like that"
Do you wanna see a grown man cry
You don't wanna be a girl like that
Baby this could be the first time (this could be the first time)

Naughty, naughty, cute and horny, t-t-t-t-tease me
Take it easy, hug and squeeze me, love outta line
With your hair hung down, and your dress ridin' high
And your eyes burning hot like the sun
Kiss me hard, squeeze me tight, gonna love you alright
Cause I'm a naughty, naughty, naughty guy


You don't wanna be a girl like that
Baby this could be the first time (this could be the first time)
Naughty naughty, cute and horny, t-t-t-t-tease me
Take it easy, hug and squeeze
A naughty naughty, naughty, I'm a naughty naughty (guy)
Naughty naughty, cute and horny, t-t-t-t-tease me
Naughty naughty, loud and bawdy, love outta line
Naughty naughty, loud and bawdy, t-t-t-tease me......

MMMMM yes, that sounds about right for this awesome pose from Kabuki Creations. So come on ladies, jump on your honey's back, huge and squeeze him...and be naughty naughty ALL night long. And if you don't know the song you should look it up and listen to it, will put you in the right frame of mind when you use it. *winks*

Snowpaw Fashions 60L Sunday sale 27/28 Feb

So lovely in purple from Snowpaw Fashions. As you all know I love Carrie's designs, and this week's blouse is no exception. It's a lovely shade of mauve with lighter tones weaved through to give the blouse a look of movement even when you aren't moving. It has a lovely prim, ruffled, lace collar that goes all the way around the neck line and ribbons hanging in the front. It also has a prim bodice to give it even more dimension and realism. The shirt itself is sheer so it comes with an opaque mauve bra to wear under it for modesty, but if you are the daring type you certainly don't have to wear it. *winks*

I pared this lovely top with my favorite pair of jean Capri's and most awesome mauve heels to come up with a outfit perfect to wear to work, lunch, or even out to the bar. For work in an office just wear your hair up and add a nice delicate necklace and earring set, along with a small bracelet or ring. It's the type of outfit that says you have class and brains. And for the bar simply change the jewelry for larger, chunkier pieces, take your hair down and *coughs* remove that confining bra. *wiggles her butt* You'll look so super hot every man in the place will be fighting just to buy you a drink! I can just hear the song as you walk through the door of the crowded bar:
Pretty woman, stop a while
Pretty woman, talk a while
Pretty woman, give your smile to me
Pretty woman, yeah yeah yeah
Pretty woman, look my way
Pretty woman, say you'll stay with me
'Cause I need you, I'll treat you right
Come with me baby, be mine tonight
Yup, don't miss Snowpaw Fashion's this weekend...I know I wouldn't.

D&V Creations 60L Sunday sale 27/28 Feb

Veronica from D&V Creations just keeps coming up with some amazing deals for you all. Today she is offering this wonderful hand crafted wood arbor set. The arbor has curtains on three sides that are olive green and sheer with a leafy patten, you can open and close them with just a touch. It comes with two matching chairs and a great bench swing, with beige-ish tan cushions and throw pillows. Each chair and the swing also have a lovely large patterned, flowered throw well as very cool male and female, 19 combined, or single and couple, 26 combined, animated poses. Be sure to touch select seat when using the bench to choose your gender for the poses. The bench swing attaches to the roof with ropes on either side attached to the arms. You will also get a matching plaid rug, square coffee table with one carved center leg, and a gray and white marble vase with lovely multi-colored tulips in pink, fuchsia, maroon, orange, and yellow. All pieces come separately so you can arrange them as you wish, use all pieces or just a few.

If you saw the pool last weekend, or any of the previous sale items for that matter, you know that Veronica takes great pride in her craftsmanship of each piece. The wood in this is very life like and detail oriented; as well, the colors and patterns she uses go well together and are soothing on the eyes. I have not seen one of her pieces yet that would not add elegance and style to any home. This set is also available in tan and blue at regular price if you want a different color. So step up into luxury with this wonderful arbor set from D&V Creations, you will not be disappointed.

Ear Candy 60L Sunday sale - 27/28 Feb

Ut comes Ear Candy with another awesome sale set for you! And I just LOVE Maeve's sense of humor, I keep giggling at the name of this great set "Screwed". *giggles again* It's amazing how you can take the most innocent items and make people think such naughty thoughts...well me anyway. HAHA But today not only do you get a necklace and earrings, but you also get two wrist cuffs/bangles and an awesome purse to match. It's so hard to find deals like this.

The jewelry is white with gold adornments, and screw heads as decorative attachments. So it's quite obvious where she got the name for the set, but what a cleaver idea! I love the size of each of these pieces, they are large without being too large and overwhelming. And while Maeve sticks to the theme of the set, she doesn't make every piece look exactly that same, which is awesome. It gives you a reason to check out each item individually. The way the gold contrasts with the white in these pieces just makes them eye catching, and trying to figure out if those are really screws holds the eyes to you. *grins* Oh and the often do merchants make you perfectly matching purses to go with the rest of your accessories? Not very often, I can tell you that...LOL The purse is a great hand bag with touches of blue to make it pop even more. It also has gold stitching and an adorable buckle flap. (These are actually the accessories I paired with my outfit mentioned from Snowpaw's to go to the bar, and it could NOT have been more perfect.)
I'm really in love with this amazing set, and I know you will be also. Head on over to Ear Candy and snatch these up this weekend.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's Magic!

You'll have to hurry down to Sn@tch to their in-store Fish For This, called "Teenage Witchcraft". There are 21 pieces to the outfit including shoes and multiple shirt & skirt styles, so settle in with a good IM convo or a good book and let your avi fish her heart out while you entertain yourself. (If you want to fish with bait for xp, Sn@tch has a 7 Seas vendor in house. You can catch the outfit without bait, too.) But Ivey tends to turn over the outfits in the fishing area pretty fast, so I can't say how much longer you have to catch catch catch! How worth it is this, though??

I'm sporting another fantastic Freebie Fashionista 1K members celebration gift, the Amy Shape* Special FF Giftie from Curvy Silhouettes by Xa! Check group notices - it was sent on the 20th. Thanks Xanthe!

Also worn: CUPCAKES February Group Gift skin in Cameo (I blogged the Nutmeg version the other day); kyoko's Hair Shop **White Well** ww*hair-034:D.Blown in-store gift; KOSH Eyes 67 ($30); Crissy Designs **My Mascara Eyelashes** ($50).

There's something simply magical about the color purple, especially when it ever-so-sweetly kisses your skin. That's what's going on in A.Y.Y.'s latest gift skin, available on the counter in the shop. I'm wearing the ..::A.Y.Y::.. (Bald) Tan - Kimberly - 1 version.

Inspired by the violet hues I took a wander through the CUPCAKES gigantic discount room, looking for the perfect little purple dress to model. And I found it, for a mere $25L! It's called *CUPCAKES Frontrunner Dress - Purple (RG). Just TP up to their discount area and prepare to be amazed.

Also worn: In Her Shoes [IHS] Bows Bows Distressed Black ballet flats, currently available for $0L; :KC: Hair - zeHair - Charcoal hair currently a $19L sale item in their discount area; and the usual KOSH eyes & Crissy Designs eyelashes!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Little Color for a Snowy White Week

I am simply so madly in love with this funky, beautiful skin that's the Nightmare City opening gift from LeLutka that I had to blog it here - no choice, I was totally compelled! So here it is in all its glory, "IFElight-NO-Heart skin Dark brows". Although it's primarily a red and gold skin I decided colour overload is no bad thing once in a while, and paired with the gorgeous "Love and Star" dollarbie outfit from Hyper Culture. It's an oldie but goodie & is still available in store. I don't care what the old fashion maxims say...sometimes red and pink do work!

The hair is a current dollarbie from Heart Softens. It's called ".+*HS*+. Gift Hair ::JURI::". The earrings were from the now-gone Mingo, and the shoes are a versatile pair that were included in an outfit from *Envy Designs* but are actually the brainchild of a third party designer. Still, you might keep an eye out if you're shopping for outfits at Envy Designs & see them included (such as in their "Attitude Black" outfit for $249). A similar pair is presently in their Lucky Chairs, and a purple version is included in one of their current Riot Vend machines (the purple Attitude outfit).

I've been out a-Cart Washin' at the Cart Wash & The Wash sims $10L or less cart sale! I've lost track of how many goodies are on sale super cheap, but there are lots of gems not to be missed! The sale's on until the 9th of March. Here I'm modeling a little number I picked up for $10 from Ingenue, called Miss USO. (Link on Ingenue should lead straight their sale cart.) It's so fabulously vintage!

The hair pictured is a group gift at Anuenue Salon, and is still available. It's*C-Cream. It comes with separate hair clips which are color change! The skin is a deliciously creamy little number from A Piece of Candy, called a piece of candy - naomi ruby. It's upstairs in the massive $1L skin sale section. (Shoes pictured are the same as above, from Envy Designs.)

This ring is another Freebie Fashionista 1K members gift, from the absolutely fabulous Fabu! .:: Fabu! ::. Golden Heart Ring - defaults to left hand, so it makes an easy wedding band too, for those of you who are planning on tying to knot on a budget. Search the group notices for the giftie quick!

Also seen...
+ Eyes: KOSH Eyes 67 ($30)
+ Eyelashes: Crissy Designs “My Mascara Eyelashes” ($50)
+ Nails: Inks & Kinks I&K Glamour Nails French Nude (Kinky) ($75)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Li'l Color & A Li'l Loungin' Never Hurt Nobody

Some recent color wonderful gifts reminded me how superfun it is to splash vibrant hues together.
This look combines the new, vibrant print $1L leggings gift from LemonGinger + a new sweater + supercute belt by 1 of my fave stores, Luck Inc. -- How fabby is this thick lime green belt?
This roses headband is free for the Red Packets Hunt at one of my hands-down fave accessories stores, Atelier AM (there's actually 3 awes flower headbands here as part of the hunt, for anyone who dies for that kind of thing like moi) + the multi-ropes pearl necklace is a $60L Weekend Fever item that you can grab thru the end of today at Acid & Mala (NOTE: there's 2 versions available that are kinda similar, so just make sure you get the one you want).

free skin by Leafy has gotten a ton of blog attention + for good reason: it offers that rare mix of both the gamine + the sexy, pairing a plump-cheeked, girlish like face with coquettish pert lips for smexeh effect.
I'm wearing Leafy's free Red Packets Hunt skin here, but there's another "Strawberry Fields" skin for free in the store's lucky boards (with a green-blue eye makeup) + additional shape, etc. gifts in the store.

These free pink and white wedges with a wooden heel by
Surf Couture are worth a closer look. For anyone who doesn't know this store, the textures here are always baked so prettily (check out the grainy, tactile feel of these pink leather toes). *NOTE: This subscribo does not give past gifts; however if you were already a member as of about a week ago + didn't receive these via their subscribo, I would recommend contacting creator Emma Gilmour directly (this is what happened to me + she was very gracious about it).
Onto the loungin': now as some of you know, I'm obsessed with fun SL food items + this free chocolate sofa (that includes 1 pose) is like, my chocolate bar relaxation dream come true. Om. Nom. Nom.
Likewise, this free Starlust Hunt "egg bed" gift by BP was just too cute to not be shown. There's 3 poses + the last egg on the right "eats" you when you sit on it. Heh. -- Here's my homies Dorothy Button + Gavin McGinnis indulging my hard-boiled egg fantasy here.
Since I already dragged them out, I shamelessly used Dorothy + Gavin to also show you the new free cardboard box 3-person pose group gift by Avoid. Here we are living out our rare moment of cardboard chic. -- Lemme tellya, the life of a cardboard box crew is not easy. You get rats, garbage + a lotta weird smells types of issues. -- Luckily for us, we discovered that Dorothy has all these crazy assassin skills, so we had nothing to worry about! Heh.And now a quick word for a group that has stayed very close to my fashionista heart. My dear friend Margaux Dufaux's group Freebie Fashionista remains one of the most genuinely friendly groups on the grid for helping new (and old) fashionistas live a better SL life. -- I've recently also discovered that Marg is somewhat of a SL + Emerald Viewer guru (but shhh-h-h don't tell her I said that 'cuz now she'll be bombarded with all sorts of annoying questions). *blows a troublemaking kiss to Marg*

To celebrate her group's recently reaching 1K members (yaaay Marg!) a ton of designers have dropped gifts into the Freebie Fashionista group's Notices. This lovely "Roman Lounge" by Creative Insanity is one of these. -- I just luhs wearable furniture. Not only is it so so handy for when you wanna do lucky board stalking in a more fashionable way, but it's just good clean fun. -- This is moi sneaking some "me" time here. As in, /me is so totally procrastinating cleaning out my inventory -- again.
Hope everyone can work some color + chillaxin' into what is hopefully a lazy Sunday. Love + fashionista kisses to all!

Teshan2222 Wycliffe
(who wants every day to be a lazy Sunday)

Sweater: Luck Inc. - Cashmere Top Longsleeve Liver (new!)
Belt: Luck Inc. - Wide Leather Belt Solid Colors - Poison
eggings: LemonGinger - (LG) Leggings - Pose (modifiable) - $1L (limited time only)
Earrings: Glow Studio - Red Diamond Valentines (Starlust Hunt gift) - free (shown above)
Necklace: Acid & Mala - My Favorite Necklace - Honey - $60 Weekend Fever #16 sale (thru this Sunday only)
Shoes: Surf Couture - [SC] Surf Couture - Spring Fling Wedges - Valentine (subscribo gift) - - previously free
Skin: Leafy - *L*Miso Lumiel_Golden-DB (Red Packet Hunt gift) - free
Flowers headpiece: Atelier AM - Mulan *pink (Red Packet Hunt gift) - free
Hair: Zero Style - Sharon - Dark Chocolate
Eyes: Negaposi - Glass Eyes - Raven
Lashes: Glow Studio - Avantgarde. eyelashes - linka's - previous $14L sale
Star body tattoo: HUZ-Tats - Funky-Shirt (lucky board prize) - free
Tummie tattoo: Moloko - V-day Love Wings Tattoo - $10L
Floating chaise lounge: Creative Insanity - CI Floaty Roman Lounge (join Freebie Fashionista group for $0L + look in Notices) - free
Chocolate sofa: Shop NN - *NN* Chocolate Sofa (Lover's Hunt gift; look for a chocolate bar) *HINT: Is it studying time already? - free
Cardboard boxes pose prop (3 poses): Avoid - Cardboard Lounger (group gift) - free
Egg bed (3 poses): BP @ Starlust - BP's Starlust Valentine - Egg Bed (Starlust Hunt gift) - free
*NOTE: If you join the BP Updates group for $0L + check the Notices, there's a suuuupercute, texture-change "double purse" that I keep meaning to shoot + forgetting (so totally worth a grab)
Poses by: Esme for (pda) - myth.takes

Dilly Dollies

There are some days you just wanna "megamax" on the dolly look but still want to look sophisticated. Here is such look which has been inspired by Michi Fhang of Fhang Candy's new range of skins (Luciana). A stunning set which also include umm...teeth. If you (like me) had some doubts about the recent introduction of teeth into skins (I honestly found them a little unappealing..not to mention B word or ummm...orthodontics...hehe). But I would urge you consider taking a second look at this range. Michi has done a fantastic job & the skins are just stunning! (See close up below). I have teamed the skin with this beautiful dolly dress which I absolutely adore. The dress is a Group Giftie & shape is Amy* (my gift to you all for helping Margaux's Group reach 1000+ yay!).


~Withered Williamina dress* @ The Doll House (Free! Group Gift)
~Luciana LineRouge skin* @ Fhang Candy
~Autumn Blue Eyes @ Poetic Colors
~LO1 D hair* @ Time of Angel (Tip: There is a great Group Giftie here, plus lucky boards etc. Hair is also reasonably priced)
~Amy shape* (Free! in Freebie F notices). More shapes here: ::Curvy Silhouettes Shapes::

More here: Xanthe's Bloggie

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Red Packet Hunt and Lantern Festival

It has been a while since I have had the time and been motivated to do a hunt, but when I saw the Asian inspired red packet hunt, I could not resist. In this hunt you will be looking for red packets. Many Asian cultures celebrate the spring with a festival, during this spring festival it is Chinese tradition for unmarried folks to visit their elder's homes to pay their respects, in return they get rewarded with Red Packets containing money. Here you will visit shops in this event and get some great prizes. The participating stores in this hunt are alaMood Boutique, Allep Jeans, ARAI, Atelier AM, Au Arora Shop, AY.Line, BeetleBones, Bunny B, Cockles, couverture, DUBOO, Dustarrz, glow studio, hair Oh, Happy Finds, insignia, KENZIE&CO, kik, Lark, Leafy, LG Concept, Love Soul, Mah poor Quality, Mango Mango, Miseria, mocha, Modd G, Mother Goose's, MudHoney, MY UGLYDOROTHY, NINIKO, Ohmai, (OMFG) I Love it, oyakin, PIDIDDLE, Pig, rcbg, RunoRuno, Slash Me Poses, tee*fy, This is a Fawn, tomoto, Whippet & Buck. Now with names like that you know it has to be good. Now to the business at hand....

First up I have on the !Ohmai: Lantern Dress I picked up at the first stop. This cute little number has a plain top and a very intricate pattern on the full babydoll skirt. A great casual look to get the party started. In case you are thinking I am not looking quite the same I am not. I am wearing the *Minettes- Just Peachy Flavour shape, that went well with this I will be wearing different Minettes shapes all through out this post. I have had these for a while and was looking for the right thing to showcase these sweet petite shapes. There are some newer shapes being offered at the lantern festival at the end of the red packet hunt, if there are any on here you are looking for and do not see there, the main store is right there on the sim so mosey on over and check them out. I don't do many shapes but these are really cute. Also featured in this look []::Tuli::[] Hope onyx (sunkissed) picks gift skin.. I LOVE it !! So soft and sweet the perfect thing to compliment any shape. Another hunt goody included in this look are the alaMood Chinese Luck jewelry set that includes this golden necklace and bracelet with luck symbol charm, there is one for women and a gift for men also at this stop. This adorable ++AY.LinE++RPH.A2[[Cocoa]] hair, the package comes with a couple of styles and each has 2 options and also comes with 2 really neat hair corsages, you will see more of these in the post. Wrapping up this look are these yummy Lark - China Doll Flats, I really like the Asian print and clever toggle button on each shoe, and they look great with most of the things from this hunt.

So many good things, could not get them all.. so in the interest of time I will just show you a few of the outfits I compiled from gifts in this hunt.

Hair: ++AY.LinE++RPH.B Cocoa
Skin: Bunny B- Fumie - tone 01 - m.29
Shape: *Minettes- BlackBerrie Flavour
Necklace: alaMood Chinese Luck Necklace
Shirt: *ARAI* Asian Shirt_red
Shorts: Pig - Laughing Kitten Shorts
Shoes: Lark - China Doll Flats

Hair: Love Sou Hair*032
Skin: Mango Mango !MM! Red Packet Tan
Shape:*Minettes- Kiwii Flavour
Nails: Love Soul Prim nails+Ring*
Dress: Aurora Shop slip dress
Bag: Love Sou Red Packet Hunt Gift Bag
Shoes: Lark - China Doll Flats

Hair: JUNWAVE HIYORI(TypeA)*GOLD* not free but only 60L!!
Skin: Bunny B - Fumie - tone 01 - m.22
Shape:*Minettes- Cappucino Flavour
outfit: ~*RunoRuno*~ Teddy

On the last day of the Spring Festival, Chinese normally call it the "Lantern Festival"
In the last location of the hunt, you will be invited to a special Lantern Festival to experience the tradition -- there are 3 red packets hidden in the last location. Please visit the lantern festival area and check out the items from Modd G (including new releases for 50% off), Miseria, Slash Me Poses, Bohica,skream, *BOOM*, Minettes, Tw, and Fable! Throughout the duration of the festival, get a limited edition set of *BOOM* Sabotage dresses, pictured at the top of this post, for a special price. The set comes with both versions and priced at only 200L, which is more than half off the original price.

Thanks to Raven Dulce for helping to model the *BOOM* Sabotage dress

The Festival ends on the 22nd so don't miss out, and the hunt goes on til 1 March..



Sweet As Candy

Today I've got a very versatile treat for you c/o a piece of candy, the Willa Coffee dress currently in their Midnight Mania! It comes with longer retro skirt; flirty babydoll skirt; sassy shorter skirt; and bathing suit options. I've snapped 'em all...

Chu's also modeling the February - Group Gift in Nutmeg from *CUPCAKES*, a delightful skin with subtle green eye make-up and luscious pink lips. Free to join their group and enjoy!! Also seen in this photo series is a current Lucky Chair prize from ChiChickie!, Jenna 2 - Dark Auburn - Scripted. It moves like a dream!

Sorry to say that the shoes pictured, A-BOMB Bianca in brown, are no longer available it appears. They do have similar styles in the same or very nearly the same color in store, however (not free, but very reasonable).

I'm going to round out the day with a couple more gift skins to whet your appetite. First up we have one of the two skins included in the subscribo gift at ai skins - AIMI - Surprise in Red. And what a nice surprise it is indeed! :)

And last but not least, the in-store February gift from Obsidian, **February Kisses** Skin. It has a cute little heart-shaped "kiss" on the temple and great glossy lips!

(I'm sure by now you don't have to ask - the eyes are my current fave, KOSH Eyes- 67, which aren't free but cost only ~$30! The eyelashes, Crissy Designs **My Mascara Eyelashes**, are also a great deal at $50.)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Snowpaw Fashions 60L Sunday, and now Saturday too!

You don't really need me to tell you how beautiful this dress is from Snowpaw Fashions, the pictures speak for themselves...but of course I will Every time I get something from Carrie I fall in love with her a little bit more, but shhhhh, don't tell her. *laughs* Seriously though, this dress is soooooo pretty. I love how the texture of the deep red/rust colors blend together. I did some research and found out that the texture technique she used, called Batik, is pretty awesome. Batik is a technique of hand-dyeing fabrics by using wax as a dye repellent to cover parts of a design, dyeing the uncovered fabric with a color or colors, and dissolving the wax in boiling water. Her texture really makes me want to get my hands on some fabric, dye, and

I always love how she layers sheer materials to give her designs a soft, delicate look, as seen in the sleeves and skirt of this dress. And the plunging neckline brings out the sexy feminine feeling in any woman. I have a sexy singles dinner party to go to tonight and this dress is going to be perfect. Don't you think? Yeah, I'm going to catch quite a few eyes in this lovely creation, thanks so much Carrie. *winks*

Rush on over to Snowpaw Fashion's this weekend and pick up this beautiful dress for only 60L. I would have for you to miss out on a hot date because you didn't.