Violet Day

The sky is lowering…there’s something in the air…

Anastasia wears…

Black Widow gown set, includes mourner’s hat.  The White Armory, Group Gift.

Worn beneath as camisole – School Gymnastics Leotard, black. Juillet a Vingt Ans, Marketplace.

The darkly mysterious veil I have added is the La Viuda Veil by My Sweet KajiraThe Fantasy Collective Trick or Treat Pumpkin Group Gift. There is a handsome gown for sale that goes perfectly with the veil too!

Hair – Grecian updo with accessory. HUD for dark brunettes. Pepe hair, free gift.

Maleficient skin & eyes. Virtual Diva, October 2015 SWANK free gift.

High gloss lipstick, bright red. AngelleWingz, Marketplace.

Morgana eyeliner. Part of a set. Glitzz, Free Gift @ The Mad Circus Halloween & Gacha Fair.

Makeup – summer gloss. Blush plus lip gloss layer. 8+ [Octoplus], Marketplace.

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Ana last but not least the magnificent room Anastasia stands in.

The Skybox of Evil comes furnished with the candelabra shown, fireplace, pot plant, bed, two rugs, picture frame and fireplace. Sn@tch included this awesome haunt  in their generous Halloween Gift Bag (a pink pumpkin!) available in-store.

All items $L0.

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Pumpkin Witch

In honour of the imminent arrival of The Great Pumpkin…

All items $L0.

Anastasia’s bodice and cute mismatched stockings are from the Nightmare Orange Halloween Outfit by D&G Fashions, Marketplace.

Beautifully detailed skirt from Halloween Night full witch outfit, shape and skin. ShuShu, LAMU group gift.

Adorable revolving pumpkin staff (which rather conveniently floats along alongside one when one is on one’s broom!) and witch hat are group gifts by Coco.

Take a closer look at this wonderful Cerberus Pauldron.  Anastasia feels greatly protected! It came as half of a full set from aii The Ugly and the Beautiful Lucky Boards. They have a range of amazing items on offer and are well worth a visit. Also from aii, the gorgeous Mirai Moon pendant, a Group Gift.

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Boots – deadly snakebite in noir. MV Alternative Fashions, Free Gift.

Gloves by Coepio in the Marketplace. Hand poses and HUD with colour choices.

Skin and eyes – Maleficient by Virtual Diva, Oct 2015 SWANK free gift.

Hair – Ivy, Group Gift by Entwined.

Slowly spinning yellow island moon. 5 sizes. Isle of Love, Marketplace.

Flying broom and yes you can fly on it!  N&B Design, Marketplace.

And a special mention for these windy pumpkin leg vines ‘cos they didn’t really show in the main picture –  they’re part of a group gift outfit from Irresistible called Crazy Pumpkin!

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Happy Halloween!

Anastasia XX

Housekeeping

desk_011A day at home for Anastasia doing the chores!

All items $L0.

This cute wash tub is by The Blue Rose, and is a Midnight Madness prize called “Laundry Fun”. It comes with a range of animations including washing clothes (shown), washing hands, and rising bubbles!

Lovely Details Broom. Lady Bunny’s, Marketplace.

The beautifully detailed peasant gown she is wearing is Coreen (dark) by Blue Moon Enterprise and is their Fall Group Gift. It goes well with another gift from BMe, the crystal neck charm, which was a Fantasy Cream Hunt prize – sadly no longer available free but can be purchased.

A girl needs a bag for all her essential bits and pieces and what could be better than a backpack to keep the hands free. A passing Gorean merchant sold Anastasia this Panther backpack for a very reasonable price. She’s not certain who the Panthers are but is sure they must be nice. Their holdalls are certainly very practical. From  Coeur de pigeon / Kanibal, at the Marketplace.

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After all that hard work, Anastasia headed off for a spot of retail therapy and lo and behold found these gorgeous owl earrings. they come with a three-metal HUD and are a free gift from Ninety at The Seasons Story : Autumn 2 years anniversary event.

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Also wearing –

“Jade” hair. EMOtions, Group Gift.

Skin – Emma. Free Gift  by Mother Goose’s.

Nightmare eyes (Violent) by Song, Nightmare Event prize. There are some very nice prizes to be collected from the Event Vendors upon completion of a spooky search for pumpkins. Collect all 25 pumpkins and you are entitled to claim all the prizes!

Lipstick – Pink 50%. By Tilly, Multi-coloured Lipstick Basics at the Marketplace.

Makeup – Summer gloss. Blush plus lip gloss layer. 8+ [Octoplus], Marketplace.

In Her Boudoir

The Ghoul Fest Hunt and cart sale is on at the Little Sideshow. Spend an enjoyable time searching their spooky sim for little Purple Reapers – you’ll be well rewarded! October 9 – 31st, 2015.

All items $L0.

Anastasia wears –

“Pumpkin” bare midriff body. +Facepalm, Ghoul Fest Hunt Prize.

Pearl choker. +Facepalm, Ghoul Fest Hunt Prize.

Sn@tch smooth nylon stockings. Free gift on counter.

Simple black gloves. Elbow-length. Curious Kitties, Marketplace.

Halloween lips in Pumpkin spice. Shiny stuffs, Marketplace.

Summer gloss. Blush plus lip gloss layer. 8+ [Octoplus], Marketplace.

Guadalupe updo. No. 2. So elegant; an old favourite. Pocket Mirrors, SLF&O Group Gift.

Sibylline long earrings. From Renaissance Jewellery set with HUD.  Chop Zuey, Medieval Fantasy Hunt XIV Salem Prize.

Emma Skin. Free Gift, Mother Goose’s. Mother Goose’s has an amazing number of Lucky Boards, and baskets full of free gifts as well. Their skins are generally cute and girlish, but also include various injuries and one I tried on also included a spanked bottom! Definitely worth a visit.

Triumph eyes, Armor. IKON, August 2015 group gift.

Anastasia’s Boudoir –

Twisted Qi Skybox. Finishing Touches, Twisted Hunt Qi prize.

Chinese rug. Large, red, wrinked. Great. Entity, Energy Hunt Prize (Twisted Hunt Qi Side Prize).

Red chair – Gwendlynne Abeyante, Marketplace. Gwendlynne has generously provided many of her beautiful homewares for free. Drop by sometime!

Painting – Stag in Forest Picture. RE Blueprint Designs, Marketplace.

 

 

 

 

 

At the Piano

And just had to give you a close-up of my glorious lilac hat!

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This lovely demure gown is from Umikoh in the Marketplace. It is a wearable demo, and also comes in a pack with 7 colour option for the blouse and skirt to mix and match. Best of all it is only an incredibly reasonable $L50 for the pack!

The subdued colours of the gown go perfectly with Violet Victorian day hat with feather, (1886). Available from To a T at the New Caledon free gift area. New Caledon is  a great sim for new residents, with lots of advice on launching yourself painlessly into Second Life, not to mention the Steampunk-flavoured goodies they have generously provided.

The Grand Galaxy Piano comes with 7 tunes and is from the very generous and inventive Vlad Blackburn in the Marketplace.

Also worn-

Iris Hair. Multi-part, with HUD and Matching dress. D!va, 6th Anniversary and over 50,000 Group members gift.

High gloss lipstick, bright red. AngelleWingz, Marketplace.

Pink lipstick from Multi-colored lipstick basics. TILLY, Marketplace.

Skin – Ale (midtone.) Laura Hurley Skins, Group Gift.

Deep Sky Eyes – London Fog. Mayfly, Marketplace.

All items $L0.

Sn@tch This!

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There’s Still Time!

The latest round of the Twisted Hunt goes on until the 19th and I just had to quickly share some snaps of a couple more of the amazing creations on offer.

All items $L0.

First up, this gorgeous smoky grey concoction from Sn@tch. (Twisted Qi Hunt Prize). The top is sheer but not too revealing (okay, the “tree” arms show a little more than intended!), the skirt is beautifully draped, and it comes with the jewellery, slippers and makeup too! Just look at the detailing at the back. So thrilled with this.

For some needful relaxation after the stress of scouring every square inch ’till your eyes are crossed, there’s the Twisted Qi Hunt Prize from Roawenwood – the personal meditation space. So detailed, and with a selection of poses to choose from.

Hair – Dori hair. Great style, short ‘n’ sassy with pin. Has a lovely “swing” too. Tameless, Free Dove.

Additional makeup – summer gloss. Blush plus lip gloss layer. 8+ [Octoplus], Marketplace.

French manicure – Scripted nails starter pack, regular SL hands. MPP Mesh, Free Dove.

Silver bangles from Box of 15 different bangles. Phoebe, free gift.

Skin – Satin, from Adore (satin & cinnamon). Lumae @ Big Boobie Babes Freebies Group Gift.

Eyes – Triumph eyes, Armor. IKON, August group gift.

 

Had to give you a close-up of this lovely ring.

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This lovely and unique piece is Treble Ring by Bubblez Style, Marketplace. A must-have for any music-lovers amongst us!

Until Next Time,

Anastasia XX

The Hanging Branch

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A pretty woodland fairy with a slightly sinister twist for Halloween. Photos taken at Pumpkin TownToffee apple from a stall there. Maybe I can distract that Little Horror with it!

All items $L0.

Iris Gown. Simply stunning and so well made. Comes with matching hair.  D!va, 6th Anniversary and over 50,000 Group members gift.

Iris Hair. This romantic ‘do comes in several distinct sections so you can build your own style. For instance I left the long back section off as it would interfere with my wings! Colour HUD and HUD for the optional daisies too. Comes with Matching dress. D!va, 6th Anniversary and over 50,000 Group members gift.

Candy blush and lips – The Sugar Machine, Marketplace. (No longer available).

“Winter holiday gift” Simple Dolly blush and eye makeup on same layer. ~R3i~ , Marketplace.

French Manicure – Scripted nails starter pack, regular SL hands. MPP Mesh, Free Dove.

Explorer’s Compass Pendant. CPD (Chaos, Panic & Disorder), Lucky Chair prize.

Salem hanging branch wing. BamPu Legacies, Medieval Fantasy Hunt 2015 Prize.

Skin – Gervaise. Pale. Laura Hurley Skins, Group Gift.

Evocative Eyes – Blue Naturals (teal).  L & B Gothic Clothing, Free Room!

The Twist at the End of the Tale

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There’s nothing like leaving things till the last moment, is there? Having signally failed at finding a single thing in the last Twisted Hunt I tried, I had flagged it as too hard for my poor skills. But after seeing some pictures of the wonderful prizes on the FabFree Blog (sadly, soon to close so do go visit), I decided to try once again. UPDATE: Happily, the invaluable FabFree is now staying open for business!

Well, although it was hard, it was not quite as impossible as I remembered, and after a few hours slog I came away with some wonderful stuff that was so worth it. It’s like cryptic crosswords I guess, eventually you just start to get the “feel”. So without further ado and with only about a day of the hunt remaining, here we go!

All items $L0.

Anastasia wears –

Gown – Twisted Qi Sorceress by Through the Looking Glass, Twisted Qi Hunt prize. Comes with makeup and White Lotus chest tattoo (I have done a close up where one can somewhat make it out but as the tattoo is white and so is her skin the contrast isn’t stunning like it would be on a darker skin.)

Skin – Qi with a Twist. Deluxe Body Factory, Twisted Qi Hunt Prize.

Black “Tara Heart” Gothic high heels with nail & skin colour HUD. L & B Gothic Clothing, Free Room!

Long Black Gloves. With lots of colours and hand poses! Coepio, Marketplace.

Additional Makeup – Pumpkin Spice Halloween lips. Shiny Stuffs, Marketplace.

Candy blush – the Sugar Machine, marketplace. No longer available.

Sheer Natural Blush – Chemistry, Marketplace.

Necklace – Balance (women). Chaos, panic & Disorder, Twisted Qi Hunt Prize.

Luminous eyes in London Fog. Mayfly, Marketplace.

Hair – Ivy. Comes with multiple HUDs.  Entwined, Group Gift.

Pose – Magic Spheres. Icons of Style, Marketplace.

Pictures taken in the wonderful Twisted Qi Skybox Hunt Prize by Finishing Touches. There is also a side hunt with wonderful furnishings for the skybox, and a gacha if you feel so inclined for even more matching decor!

Ceramic Vase duo. Finishing Touches, Twisted Hunt Qi Side Prize.

Wrinkled rug, Persian grey. Finishing Touches, Twisted Hunt Qi Side Prize.

Spooky Shadow Chair. I love this. Secret Oktober, Free Gift @ Pumpkin Town. October 1  – 31

Cherry Bomb

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As a temporary reprieve from the horror and bloodsucking gore of the season, I thought I’d post this wee number harking back to a more innocent time. The skirt is gorgeous isn’t it? It’s by Lis at the Marketplace and is called “Strawberry Lolita.” Of course, it costs a handsome zero Lindens.  I’m guessing from the name it’s intended more as a kawaii item, but I think it works perfectly as a 1950’s skirt too. If this wasn’t Second Life you’d need some seriously starched petticoats to keep that baby aloft!

Photos at the wonderful Silver King Diner. Drop by for a cheeseburger & cherry cola and while you’re there grab free roller skates or rezz up an awesome scooter! Anastasia careered around wildly on hers for a while until she became wedged in a security barrier. Good times!

Anastasia wears –

Strawberry Lolita skirt (see above)

Top – A basic swimsuit/leotard that I think also makes a good camisole. By Juillet a Vingt Ans, Marketplace. $L0.

Makeup – summer gloss. Blush plus lip gloss layer. 8+ [Octoplus], Marketplace. $L0.

Pink Lipstick from multi-coloured lipstick basics. Tilly, Marketplace. $L0.

Hair – Dolly fitted, light reds. Analog Dog, Freeball. (Located on beach!) $L0.

Shoes – “Nola”. Cute black heeled pumps with HUD ankle sox. Lindy’s Modern and Retro Shoes, Womanstuff Hunt Prize. Sadly no longer available but Lindy’s is always worth a visit for beautifully designed shoes for system feet, and the generous Lindy always has some hunts going.

Skin – Ale (midtone) Super nice. Good collarbones. Laura Hurley Skins, Group Gift. $L0.

Eyes –  Triumph eyes, Armor. IKON. August group gift. $L0.

Salem Bound

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Have you visited the latest Fantasy Creator’s Showcase Event – Allhallow’s? Filled with skew-whiff rickety houses showcasing specially selected wares from talented creators in the field, each vendor has also put out a free gift hidden in a giant pumpkin. They are relatively easy to find and the gifts are a cut above, in my humble opinion. It runs from Sept 2 – Oct 31 so there’s still plenty of time.

While there, check out the Little Old Witch Brewery. by Boudoir. A beautifully detailed little home and workshop for the magically inclined.

All items $L0.

Anastasia wears –

Dress – The Chattel of Salem. Kitty Creations, Medieval Fantasy Hunt 2015 prize. It also comes with an interactive Medieval Iron collar for the masochistic amongst us. The men’s prize also included is called The Barbarian of Salem, so I think you can see how this is all going! (I had a little trouble with fitting as the alpha doesn’t extend all that far, but by putting Anastasia on a crash diet and down to her thinnest we got there!)

Makeup – summer gloss. Blush plus lip gloss layer. 8+ [Octoplus], Marketplace.

Lipstick – pink. From multi-colored lipstick basics. TILLY, Marketplace.

Lorena hair brunette copper.  A&A, Group Gift 25 Sept.

Ale (midtone). Laura Hurley Skins, Group Gift.

Triumph eyes. IKON, group gift.