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The Great Escape

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Hello loves! I’ve been bone-deep tired the last few days, the kind of fatigue that I just can’t shake despite my best caffeine-and-cold-shower efforts. Like many of my kindred Second Life souls, I’ve some health troubles that shadow me and occasionally dull my spirits, but I do my best not to let them get the better of me. And it’s times like these that I melt more deeply into meditation, enjoying the rejuvenation that comes from a few minutes of pure relaxation. Many say that meditation can impart the feeling of flying or floating, and when I received these incredibly charming new poses from Kirin, that feeling of dreamy, floating repose is exactly what came to mind!

The Great Escape
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Look

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / L’Etre | Jessica Skin – Pearl Tone | WearHouse Event, through August 28th
* Hair / Moon | Requiem Hair – Variety HUD | Uber Event, through August 23rd
Eyes / Avi-Glam | Specular Eyes – Albino | SL Marketplace
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
Eyeliner / Glam Affair | Couture Eyeliner No 02
* Eyeshadow / Zibska | Rona Eyeshadow – 11 (TMP appliers + system tattoo layers) | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
* Lips / Nova Bodyshop | Gemma Lipstick – 007 (LeLutka, TMP, Kissers, Loud Mouth, Nyam Nyam & Sweet Lips appliers + system tattoo layers) | AnyBody Event, through August 31st

Style

* Jewelry / Secret Love | Anne Necklace (11 gems, 3 pearls and 4 metal colors in HUD) | Totally Top Shelf Event, through August 22nd
* Dress / Salt & Pepper | Hippie Dress (Long / Sunrise) with Hippie Deluxe Belt (Gold) | The Gacha Garden Event, through August 22nd

Poses & Destination

Poses / Kirin | My Sweet Cloud Poses – 7 | Kustom9 Event, through September 10th
Location / The Vineyard at Checkmate

Thanks to the bevy of summertime and fantasy-themed events on the grid, there have been many gorgeous mermaid pictures to enjoy on Flickr these last few weeks. So I put my own spin on the trend, imagining myself as an innocent human damsel who was kidnapped by a nefarious merman and held in his watery lair, only to escape when a low-floating cloud came by as I was sunning myself on the rocks. Hee hee! Hey, stranger things have happened!

The wonderful items in my look today may almost exclusively be found at events – 7 different ones, to be exact! – and since that’s a very auspicious number, I don’t feel the least bit guilty about making you travel the grid to pick up all the loveliness! All of the SLURLs and details may be found in the credits above, but I do want to give a special mention to the luscious Requiem hairstyle by Moon for the current round of Uber. It covers one eye and is terrifically sexy and sultry, with Moon’s trademark wonderful textures and color options.

I’m also really impressed with the lovely Hippie Dress & Belt by Salt & Pepper, part of a lovely gacha set that may be found at The Gacha Garden. The dress is available in both long and short versions, and the set includes a matching necklace, bracelet, earrings, belt, and a special “Seed of Inspiration” item that may be received after 20 consecutive plays. For more information about the event, be sure to visit The Gacha Garden website, and keep an eye on the calendar as this round wraps up on August 22nd!

Soul Surfer

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Bienvenido, cutie pies! Have got some lovely sneak peeks for you from the Body Art Hunt, which just kicked off today and is cram-jammed with some gorgeous gifts from 22 of the grid’s best. You may find a list of helpful SLURLs and hints at this link, or search for the “Stuff My Inventory Hunts” group in-world to chat with fellow hunters. Onto the previews!

Soul Surfer
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I’ve been lusting over White Widow‘s tattoos since they kept sneaking into my Flickr feed (it’s some form of witchy black magic, honestly!) – and I’m rapt with the gorgeous Desperado hunt gift. It comes with an impressive number of appliers for your meshy bodies and bits, and also offers options for classic avatars. My eyes and eyeshadow are courtesy of Banana Banshee and Zibska, and they both did a smashing job being inspired by the hunt’s theme of “Circus”. From Banana Banshee, you’ll find four pairs of eyes in really cool color and pattern combinations, and mesh options are offered in several sizes, including a special size for petite avatars. And Zibska offers a dazzling array of 10 shimmery eyeshadows in classic tattoo layers and appliers for TMP and LeLutka heads.

Soul Surfer
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My amazingly glamorous ‘do is by Besom, and right now it’s exclusive to the N21 Event, which is ongoing through July 10th. I’m madly in love with the hair colors found in the Fade Dye HUD! The pretty pastel fades are so perfect, I want to rez the HUD and rub up against it in a salacious manner that would be entirely unladylike! My wonderfully sexy bikini is by Sachi, a new brand with a lot of promise who are doing lovely work with applier clothing. (But don’t worry, classic avies – clothing layers come with each purchase as well!) The Karrueche Bikini comes in Cyan, Orange and Ruby Red, and whilst I don’t often reach for red in my outfits, I couldn’t resist the juicy, apple-licious hue.

Speaking of new brands, I’m really impressed with the quality of Paper Arrow‘s beautiful and delicate jewelry. They have a wonderful gift out right now, and their group fee will be raised to L$250 on July 20th so now’s the time to teleport over and snag the goodness! On sure, I could give you a preview of the gift, but I’mma tease you into giving Paper Arrow a very worthwhile visit yourself, because I’m fancy like that. ^_^

And on the subject of being fancy, I’m on a surfboard, you guise! Well, technically I’m lounging on a surfboard, but it’s only because I don’t want to risk getting my hair wet, and there’s the whole “lack of surfing prowess” thang to contend with. So for my kindred beach babes who’d rather surf our deep thoughts than the deep ocean blue, MMC has created a perfect pink surfboard prop that comes with 8 relaxing and highly picturesque poses.

Last but not least, I’m wearing another luscious AlterEgo group gift skin that you simply have to go snag, or you’re officially the worst. (Only kidding, I’m not the boss of you, silly!) But with three gorgeous gifts, and three sets of pretty L$1 lippies to pick up in-store, Toxxic is spoiling her group members with awesomeness!

Oh! And I want to sneak in a sincere thank you to the kind soul(s) who shared my Second Life Fashion & Shopping Events Spreadsheet post on Facebook! I don’t have an account there myself, and I noticed a lot of visitors within the last day who were directed to my blog via FB, so I tremendously appreciate the link love. So happy that people are finding the schedule/spreadsheet to be a good resource, and I just updated it this morning with a couple of new events and the new FaMESHed round info, so it should be all up-to-date. Go forth and shop all the things! ♥

Body
Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
Skin / AlterEgo | Kensi – Honey (Longnight) | Group Gift
* Hair / Besom | Ky-J Hair – Fade Dye HUD | N21 Event, through July 10th
* Eyes / Banana Banshee | Carnival Eyes – Party | Body Art Hunt, through July 31st
Lashes / ACD | Eye Lashes 4 | SL Marketplace
Eyeliner / Langly | Eyeliner 1 | Free on SL Marketplace
* Eyeshadow / Zibska | Celia Eyeshadow – Carnivale 05 | Body Art Hunt, through July 31st
Lips / AlterEgo | Lip Luva Collection Reds – Apricot | L$1 at in-world store
Freckles / Shock | Tintable Freckles | Group Gift
* Tattoo / White Widow | Desperado – Normal | Body Art Hunt, through July 31st

Style
* Necklace / Paper Arrow | Heart Necklace – Gold
* Ring / Paper Arrow | Heart Ring – Gold
* Swimsuit / Sachi | Karrueche Bikini – Ruby Red

Prop & Poses
* MMC / Surfboard Female Pink

Location
The Vineyard at Checkmate