~Autumn Leaves~

In case you don’t yet know, ~ghee~ is having an Autumn Leaves hunt!  I’ve tried on all the pieces and they are rich with the beautiful colors of Fall and perfect for a day out shopping, meeting friends for coffee or a romantic afternoon with your sweetheart.  I’m wearing the Oatmeal Coat, Pumpkin Thermals top and leggings and Oatmeal boots.  You’ll find more details below my photo!

~Autumn Leaves~

From the  ghee promotional packet:

The ghee Autumn Leaves Hunt is underway! The ghee gals have created an amazing Autumn Leaves Collection and have turned it into a hunt. This hunt contains 27 co-ordinating pieces that you can layer, mix and match in so many ways! All you have to do is look for the 27 Golden Leaves that are 10L each and the whole collection is yours! This fantastic hunt will end on November 30th, 2014.

For hints check out the ghee blog:

http://ghee-sl.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/spruce-up-your-fall-wardrobe-with.html

Items in the Autumn Leaves Hunt:
ghee Autumn Leaves Hunt Poster

Life and Fashion are fleeting…stay captivated! ❤ ❤

~X~

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Xiu is also wearing:

Skin:  Glam Affair  – Aria

Hair: Magika – Dots

Poses: Label Motion  – Autumn Leaves prop/pose pack (ONLY 60L!)

Shot on location at  Private Residence

Scarecrows and fencing:  BAZAR

Fallen Leaves:  3D Trees

Haystacks:  Diavolo Creations

***PLEASE NOTE that I am not a mainstream fashion blogger.  My focus is telling a story through a photo…so I DO manipulate my photos.  TRY before you buy. ***

Foppish in France…

Just a quickie today.  I am a halfhearted hunt person…there are very few that I will actually finish; I honestly just don’t have the time or patience for most of them.  That said, I did manage to score a few items at a few of the hunts that are currently in progress.
~Foppish in France~I mashed up two dresses from two hunts and two different stores.  The primary dress I used was the black leather dress; which is the hunt prize from Foppish for the Pimp My Hunters Hunt (look for the pink hat).  Which is fabulous all by itself…but I wanted to gussy it up a bit so I layered it over the *Dawson* dress; the hunt prize from StormCrow Designs for the WomanStuff Hunt (look for the pink mesh tshirt).  I know you can’t really see anything of the Dawson dress except for the fantastic feather flounce…but trust me, it is a head-turning dress; which comes with a matching feather boa.
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The skin is also a hunt item from Glam Affair for the WomenStuff Hunt, the clutch is a group gift from COCO DESIGNS, the hair is the latest group gift (Iris/Mahogany) from ChiChickie and the shoes are Venezia from Similar Quality Italian Ladies Shoes (NOT free).

The Other Details

Hands:     Slink Mesh rigged hands Elegant.

Eyes:  Curio Tragic Eyes, Neptune (Large/Shine) (Prim eyes) Sadly not available at this time…HURRY back PLEASE Gala! <3<3

Eyeliner:     LpD  Prim Eyeliner (black)

Prim Eyelashes:  *REDGRAVE* Eyelashes- 11-Showgirl

Mesh Eyelashes:  ::BB:: (Beetlebones) Mesh Lashes V.01 (SLEB Black)

Beauty Marks:  [:T:] Beauty Marks tattoo layers (layer option 2) [:Tuli:]

Teeth: KIKI (Came with a skin I bought from them)

Poses:  Diesel Works Poses and Animations …Olivia pose pack (group gift)

First pic shot on location at Chateau de Versailles2 and the second pic was shot on location at FRANCE ~~Paris Eiffel~~Paris 1900

~Cold November Rain~

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Oops!  She stayed way past bedtime at the Halloween Party last night and now she’s trudging home, through the rain, in her party clothes.  Good thing her adorable SEY Bat Cape is latex and she wore her Athor boots.  The umbrella she snagged on the way out the door is from Salt and the fabulous dress with the poof skirt is the first group gift from Auxiliary.
Cold November Rain2

I hope everyone stayed safe through Sandy and enjoyed their All Hallows Eve. <3<3

The Details

Dress:     AUX/VIP opening gift from Auxiliary

Cape:     Halloween 2012 Bat Cape (Hunt item) from :SEY

Boots:     Dietrish Nouveau (Group Gift) *ATHOR*

Umbrella:   The Birds (Group gift/free to join) from Salt.

Hair:     *Dura-Girl*31 (Group Gift/free to join) from **Dura**

Socks:    Thigh suspender socks (pale pink) (10L) from [dirty.little.secret]

Skin:  –Jadis- Natural- 9 (a) (not free) from Glam Affair

Eyes:  [Curio] Tragic Eyes – Fatpack (Purples and Blues) Watercolor Shine Large (Prim eyes) Not currently available.

Prim Eyelashes:  *REDGRAVE* Eyelashes- 11-Showgirl

Mesh Eyelashes:  ::BB:: (Beetlebones) Mesh Lashes V.01 (SLEB Black)

Beauty Marks:  [:T:] Beauty Marks tattoo layers (layer option 2) [:Tuli:]

Pose:  Breezy Dork Packs (not free) from aDORKable Poses

Location shot captured at Rainy City

She’s a Chrysalis Sorceress…

Chrysalis Sorceress

Don’t walk…RUN to Chrysalis to grab this Metamorphosis Dress!!!  It is a group gift (free to join) and a MUST have for Haunting away the hours on All Hollows Eve.   It is also ONLY available for THREE days…so hurry on over…what are you waiting for…take the taxi!!!  This dress comes with the butterfly head piece, collar, arm and leg butterfly adornments.  I decided to wear my sleek booN des423 hair attachment with the matching boon hairbase from *SAIKIN and booN (not free).  The shoes are Venezia (black) (not free) from Similar Quality Italian Ladies Footwear. ANNNDDDD…I went back to the [Etchaflesh/Virtual Props] Tricks and Treat Hunt for a THIRD time (it is so easy to do!!) and scored the Elektra the Lightening Girl Pose set…complete with these fabulous lightening bolts!!!  (no group join required…just grab the Hunt HUD and fill it with the  candy pieces to redeem it for a prize on one of the kiosks).
Chrysalis Sorceress

I accessorized the outfit with these fabulous color change Demon Horns (5L) and color change Claws (5L) from Mini-me Productions on the Marketplace.  The skin is Jadis Snow Queen from Glam Affair (not free),  black lips (1L) are .:Glamorize:. Rival Black Combo Makeup from Micalia Darkrose on the Marketplace, face tattoo is Face Deco VIP Spring 2011 Collection (black) (old group gift/50L join fee) from Sascha’s Designs, – DAMNED – CatEyes MakeUp (75L) from – DAMNED – BodyShop on the Marketplace, the *Witch* Eyes are part of the *LpD* Skins Mainstore *Witch* skin and eyes group gift pack (free to join)….and the really cool eyeliner (prim attachment) is also from *LpD* Skins Mainstore (group gift/free to join).

The Details

Free!!!

Metamorphosis Dress:  Group gift (free to join)  Chrysalis http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gigli%20Aragami/188/55/24

*Witch* Eyes:  Group gift (free to join) *LpD* Skins Mainstore http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GoldenSand%20Island%20008/173/81/606

Prim Eyeliner:  Group Gift (free to join) *LpD* Skins Mainstore http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GoldenSand%20Island%20008/173/81/606

Elektra the Lightening Girl Pose Pack:  Hunt item from the [Etchaflesh/Virtual Props] Tricks and Treat Hunt http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Endless%20Death/43/164/29

Almost Free and reasonable!

Color Change Demon Horns & Claws:   (5L each) available from Mini-me Productions https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Demon-Horns/2778561

Black Lips:  .:Glamorize:. Rival Black Combo Makeup (1L) from Micalia Darkrose https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Glamorize-Rival-Black-Combo-Makeup/2844638

Cat eye make-up:  – DAMNED – CatEyes MakeUp (75L) from – DAMNED – BodyShop https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/DAMNED-CatEyes-MakeUp/1819437

Face Tattoo:  Face Deco VIP Spring 2011 Collection (black) from Sascha’s Designs  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coco%20Beach%20Kelina/252/201/23

NOT Free

Shoes:  Venezia (black)  from Similar Quality Italian Ladies Footwear http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sleeping%20Beauty/173/189/26

Hair:  booN des423hair attachment and booN matching hairbase (sold separately) from SAIKIN and booN http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SAIKIN/128/125/698

Skin:  Jadis Snow Queen (not free) from Glam Affair http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/164/134/25

*Photos were shot on location @ Journey to the Lost City http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BAY%20OF%20BALFALAS/246/129/2220

She’s got that pumpkin swagga from AMERIE, ::HINAKO Hair:: and *{ SeVered GarDeN }* …

Pumpkin Swagga from AMERIE, :SEY & *{ SeVered GarDeN }*

How Alice-inWonderland adorable is this Halloween Dress from AMERIE?!!  It matches perfectly with the equally adorable Pumpkin Bag from :SEY…BOTH are gifties from The Ghost of Halloween Hunt.  This hunt is an absolute blast to do…you search for the little ghosts that flit about and click on them for your prize…but beware…some of the apparitions are tricksters and you’ll end up with one on your head!!  I felt like a real Ghost Buster…so much fun hunting these little BOO monsters.

The swaggerific Halloween shoes (orange and black skull design with ankle socks!) are from *{ SeVered GarDeN }* on the Marketplace for the amazingly low price of 40L!!!  The fishnet stockings were part of an old group gift from N-core Design (free to join).
Pumpkin Swagga with AMERIE, :SEY and *{ SeVered GarDeN }*

A BIG thank you to Kyle for the heads up on this hunt AND for the tip on The Feast of All Saints Hunt…where I scored this delightful Aimee cat ear hair from ::HINAKO Hair::.  WIN!!

The Details

FREE!!!

Halloween Dress:  Gift @ AMERIE from The Ghost of Halloween Hunt http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AMERIE/209/94/28

Pumpkin bag 09/or:  Gift @ :SEY from The Ghost of Halloween Hunt http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AMERIE/209/94/28

Aimee cat ear hair orange black:  Gift @ ::HINAKO Hair:: for The Feast of All Saints Hunt http://tashporthos.wix.com/coverthunts#!feast-of-all-saints-hunt

Not Free

Skin:  – Glam Affair – Jadis – Natural 09(a) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/164/134/25

Eyes:  [Curio] Tragic Eyes – Fatpack (Purples and Blues) Watercolor Shine Large (Prim eyes) Not currently available.

Prim Eyelashes:  *REDGRAVE* Eyelashes- 11-Showgirl  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/REDGRAVE%20Skins%20Fashion/97/162/23

Mesh Eyelashes:  ::BB:: (Beetlebones) Mesh Lashes V.01 (SLEB Black) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beetlebones/48/39/2098

Beauty Marks:  [:T:] Beauty Marks tattoo layers (layer option 2) [:Tuli:] https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/T-Beauty-marks-tattoo-layers/1829557

No longer available

Fish net stockings:  Old group gift from N-core Designs (free to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Heels/126/127/25

Poses & Location

Bag Lady Dork Pack:  aDORKable Poses (300L) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/aDORKable-Poses-Bag-Lady-Dork-Pack/1561570

Shot on location at AMERIE sim http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AMERIE/209/94/28

Her Etchaflesh Corset is Boudoir Fly…

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There are still several more days till Halloween…that means many more opportunities to get your haunt on!  Earlier I told you about the [Etchaflesh/Virtual Props] Trick and Treats Hunt; where you can score fabulous mesh corsets and/or pose/prop sets…AND you can go back everyday to do the hunt over to score another prize…WIN! (no group join required).  Sooo I went back and filled up my HUD with candy to cash in on this fabulous mesh corset; which you can see a bit better in the second pic.  I paired the corset with this delicious little plum colored, ruffled skirt (5L) from – Quintessência Store – on the Marketplace…and these HOT _Dietrish Nouveau_BLACK knee high boots from *ATHOR* (0L group gift/free to join).

Last week Precious Restless sent out a notice in the Boudoir Group (free to join) that there was a new member gift waiting for all their ghouls to grab…well this Wearable Giant Fly came along just in time…since my broom was in the shop for repairs.  Isn’t he fantastic?  I think I’ll call him Igor. ;p;p
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Now, a girl can’t just get all dolled up with no place to go…so I headed straight for Journey to the Lost City which is the hauntingly spectacular build from Tymus Tenk and Truck Meredith…owners of the sublime Calas Galadhon sims.  If you haven’t been to these park sims…they are an absolute MUST SEE.  I can’t begin to tell you how incredibly detailed they are landscaped…Truck and Ty spend endless hours landscaping and decorating them for every season.  There is so much to explore and enjoy…and now they have this wonderful Halloween adventure…search for the golden idol in the castle and you will be admitted to the Lost City…just beware of the perils on the way!  I took my trusty Staff of Hatred from Wylde Arts ~WA~ on the Marketplace (not free, but half price @ 150L)…to cast dark rain on any rogue corpses.
LpD, Etchaflesh, Boudoir

I know you’re wondering how I keep my ethereal good looks…it is all thanks to this *Andrea Witch* skin and eyes from *LpD* (group gifts/free to join).  My lovely raven curls are the Halloween 2012 group gift (free to join) compliments of Dura.  My sparkly Glitter Skull earrings are another wonderful Halloween  (FREE/no group required) from [dirty.little.secret]…and the Witch necklace and witch hat are group gifts from NCParis (free to join).

The Details

FREE!!!

Withered Corset:  [Etchaflesh/Virtual Props] Tricks and Treat Hunt (Free when you fill your candy HUD) (no group join required) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Endless%20Death/43/164/29

Wearable Giant Fly:  Boudoir (group gift/free to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Boudoir/216/79/23

_Dietrish Nouveau_BLACK knee high boots:  *ATHOR* (group gift/free to join)  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delilah/52/27/945

*Andrea Witch* skin and eyes:  LpD (Les Petits Details) Skin Store (group gift/free to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GoldenSand%20Island%20008/173/81/606

 Hair…Halloween 2012 group gift:  Dura (group gift/free to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dura%20Dura/65/130/1003

Glitter Skull Earrings:  [dirty.little.secret]  (Free/no group required) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Envision/123/159/1749

Witch hat and necklace:  NC Paris  (group gift/free to join)  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NCparis%20Fashion%20Region/55/80/25

Olyvia Female Poses:  Diesel Works  (group gift/free to join)  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brooklyn/113/128/25

Almost FREE!

-Gaby Jeans Gift Skirt Mesh-:  Quintessência Store  (5L) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Quintessencia-Gaby-Jeans-Gift-Skirt-Mesh/3741300

NOT Free

Staff of Hatred:  Wylde Arts~WA~ (150L)  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/WA-Staff-of-Hatred-SF-PROMO-50-off/3735967

She’s a Love Zombie {dollle*} with a Paper Heart…

Love Zombie {dollle*}

I absolutely LOVE Halloween..and I look forward to when October rolls around so I can start putting costumes together and decorating my place.  One of the best things about Halloween in SL is that I don’t have to wait until the 31st to start wearing my costumes and the decorating isn’t limited to my small First Life apartment.

{dollle*} just sent this fantastic Bloody Bandage Dress to their subscribo members. *It is a mesh item so you will need a mesh enabled viewer to see it properly.  I paired the outfit with this fabulous Bride of Frankenstein Hair from Paper Heart; available on the Marketplace for 1L and the Blood Blaster Heart from A Folf in Sheep’s Clothing; also available on the Marketplace for 1L.
Love Zombie {dollle*}

I finished off the costume with a deep crimson colored lip tattoo, that I scored for 1L from cStar Limited, at The Boho Culture Fair, Bloody Tears III Face tattoo (5L) from REPULSE , and Dead bloody eyes from Sicknessthesia…(FREE) on the Marketplace.  The Liane Goth skin in silver, from Amacci, was featured by Renee here.

I went all out decorating my sim for Halloween and I saved buckets of Linden by taking advantage of the wonderful hunts taking place around the grid and by scouring the Marketplace for freebies.  The Zombie Mausoleum is a prize for the SL’s Top Haunted Places Tour & Hunt from Post Mortum Designs, the crows are actually Walking Skeleton ACTION auto-rezzers from Another Fine UGH Design  for 10L on the Marketplace and the tombstones are free…as part of a Halloween Decor set from Diavolo Creations. The black pumpkins are a  group gift, 50L to join, from ::PM:: Purple Moon Creations.

Hunting for freebies on the Marketplace can be quick and easy when you use a few tricks to filter what you are searching for.  I always search the Marketplace with a key word for the item I am interested in and then use the “Category” and “Price” filters in the side column.  The category column can be filtered down to a fairly specific group and I usually search for items priced between 0-10L.  There are other ways to search for freebies on the Marketplace, but I find this to be the quickest route.  Just remember to only take freebies that are from the creator of the item and that you write a kind review if you like the item.  Creators really appreciate the positive feedback and it is a great way to thank them for offering something free to everyone in SL.

Additional Info:

The pics were shot on my private home sim, which is part of SL’s Top Haunted Places Tour & Hunt…so stop in to hunt for your FREE gifts!! (Made by my fantabulous husband <3)

The facial expression is from AnyPose Expression, available for FREE on the Marketplace, from Phate Shepherd Creations.

The pose was created by myself using Animare Pose & Animation System (NOT free), available on the Marketplace, from YT Recreant.