Country Lace And A New Little Friend

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Sometimes you put on something and immediately feel special. In this case, it was the dress I am wearing from NSP. Knit (which actually resembles velvet) and lace – absolutely perfect for feeling all girly and pretty. The dress is mesh with an optional flexi lace skirt, which swings fetchingly as you move. I won’t say that I miss the old days pre-mesh in Second Life, but I did get hit with a wave of happy nostalgia when I added this skirt to the dress. And with matching boots, the look is fabulous.

To top that off, my hair, also from NSP, is exactly the kind of curls I would love to have. These are some sexy tresses, ladies! The mistletoe wreath gives it a festive look and feel, but it is optional in case you just want to shake out your hair and let it bounce around your shoulders. It does have a rather high ARC, but it is worth the cost as long as you aren’t wearing it in a high-traffic area.

The dress, boots and hair can all be found at Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms through December 19th.

You may have noticed my little friend in my previous post, and she is back again today. While I was hitting up +Half-Deer+ for last weekend’s FLF, I noticed the poses and props, which are a collaboration with Le Poppycock. There are three sets, complete with props and poses for ridiculously low prices and incredibly high quality. I don’t have another photo in the queue using this little lady, but I can pretty much guarantee she will show up again on this blog sometime soon.

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Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Dress: NSP Country Lace Dress – MAITREYA by Norena Soir (available at Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms through December 19)
*Boots: NSP Country Knitt Boots – MAITREYA by Norena Soir (available at Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms through December 19)
*Hair/wreath: NSP Goddess Freya Hair & Mistletoe Wreath – Standard by Norena Soir (available at Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms through December 19)
*Skin Applier: *League* Maitreya Mesh Body Applier – Sunkissed by Nena Janus
*Catwa Head Applier: *League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Sunkissed (with freckles) by Nena Janus
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 2 by Lilanachristina (gacha prize)

Pose/kitty: +Half-Deer+ & Le Poppycock +H-D+/Le PC-Shaken & Stirred by Halogen Magic and Olivia Lalonde (Set 2)

Location: Elysion (members only)

Christmas Kisses

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I don’t have much time to chat – I’ve got to head off to work in just a few minutes, but I wanted to leave you to feast your eyes on some beautiful things. Please read the credits – that is where the real story is to be told, as in where to find them for yourself!

Do check out my Sugar Platforms from fri.day (again), the chair, which is in the background but oh so perfect for curling up in or against from Warm Animations at FaMESHed and my hair and outfit, available at Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms.

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Oh, and if you didn’t grab the December edition of Deco(c)rate, you can still visit the headquarters to grab this fabulous package, including this elegant version of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree from [ keke ], and there are more pretty home and garden decor items snuck into the photo, available at The Liaison Collaborative.

They’re all almost as good as Christmas kisses.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Available at Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms through December 19

    *Top: .epoch. winta sweater / maitreya by Lylah Lyric
    *Leggings: .epoch. winta leggings / maitreya by Lylah Lyric
    *Hair: :::Sn@tch Christmas Past Hair (NATURALS)::: by Ivey Deschanel

*Shoes: fri.day – Sugar.Platforms (Coal) by Darling Monday (available at Collabor88 December 2016)
*Stockings: fri.day – fri. – Lovey.Stockings Applier HUD (Cherry) by Darling Monday
*Skin Applier: *League* Maitreya Mesh Body Applier – Sunkissed by Nena Janus
*Catwa Head Applier: *League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Sunkissed (with freckles) by Nena Janus
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 2 by Lilanachristina (gacha prize)

*Chair: Warm Animations – Aspen Armchair by WarmAnimations Lisa (available at FaMESHed December 2016)
*Lights: ~Refined Wild~ – Festive Lights – PLAIN LIGHTS – A MESH Product by Khyle Sion (available at Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms through December 19)
*Houses: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Christmas Houses – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
*XMAS sign: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] XMAS Sign – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
*Tree: [ keke ] little winter tree by Kean Kelly (from December Deco(c)rate)
Rug: The Loft & ARIA – Troubadour Rug by Yelo Uriza
Cart: NOMAD // Workshop Cart by Piraiyah Novikov (from December Deco(c)rate)
Build: NOMAD // Workshop by Piraiyah Novikov (from December Deco(c)rate)

Pose/kitty: +Half-Deer+ & Le Poppycock +H-D+/Le PC-Kissy Suzukitty by Halogen Magic and Olivia Lalonde (Set 3)

Once Upon…

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Once upon a time, a girl felt awkward and unattractive. She hid herself away and never allowed others to come near. She was afraid of ridicule and rejection. She always wore a hood to cover her face, believing that no one would notice her.

Then that girl ventured out at winter solstice and discovered a magical grove. The Rowan trees bent down to create a tunnel for her to travel through, kissing her hair with snowy leaves, turning her tresses to a lustrous pewter. Across her face they created a mask scattered with diamonds, which gave her confidence to step through the trees, her identity half-hidden, yet beautiful in a way she could not understand. Lifting her hood to reveal her beauty, she reached out – not just to touch a blowing leaf but to reach out to the world.

The rowan trees and leaves are the latest main store release from [ keke ]. While I loved the autumn version she created for the November Deco(c)rate, the winter versions are simply magical.

My dress and hair are a collaboration between Apple May Designs and [RUNAWAY] for the December round of The Liaison Collaborative. While the dress and hair are separate purchases, there is a version of the hair that fits perfectly with the hoodie dress. Each version of the dress comes with both a plain version and an appliqued version and the hair is fitted for various mesh bodies, in addition to standard fitted versions. They are a pair that you need to never split apart.

My makeup is from Slack Girl at Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms. This comes with a rather dramatic crown, but the makeup is beautiful on its own. Make sure you stop by to check out the makeup and all of the other lovely things at this winter event.

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Once Upon A Winter Solstice is the theme of The Liaison Collaborative for December. It is an event where you can bring all of your fairytales to life.

The end.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Dress: Apple May Designs May Hoodie Dress (Maitreya) by Apple May (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
*Makeup: Slack Girl ::SG:: Cursed Makeup for CATWA Heads by SlackGirl (available at Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms through December 19)
*Hair: [RUNAWAY] [RA] May Hair – Fitted for May Hoodie (Maitreya) by Candela Kira (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
*Skin Applier: *League* Maitreya Mesh Body Applier – Sunkissed by Nena Janus
*Catwa Head Applier: *League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Sunkissed (with freckles) by Nena Janus
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 2 by Lilanachristina (gacha prize)

*Trees: [ keke ] blown away rowan arch – snow white by Kean Kelly (available at the main store)
*Leaves: [ keke ] blown away rowan leaves – snow white by Kean Kelly (available at the main store)
Snow: [PM]Pixel Mode – Snow Forms by Tya Fallingbridge (available at FaMESHed December 2016)

*Pose: Le Poppycock-Affection by Olivia LaLonde (gacha prize available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
Photo taken using LUMIPro by Stefan Buscaylet