~Zenshi puts the zen back into your SL~

“Welcome to Zenshi Heights! The first and only residential community centered around high fashion, style and design. Conceptualized by
Zzoie Zee, CEO of Zanze Enterprises, and Rusch Raymaker, CEO of Avenue, and custom designed by esteemed architect Colpo Wexler, the
unique modern architecture and minimalist zen influenced interior design of Zenshi Towers and its neighboring Townhouses, Homes, and
Private Estates hold a unique appeal to those involved with and interested in the fashion community. Ideally located next to the
luxury Zenshi Shopping District and top modeling agency Avenue, Zenshi Heights is second to none in quality, comfort, convenience,
and, most importantly, style.”  (*excerpt from the rental information notecard for Zenshi Heights)Zenshi 8

If you’ve never been to Avenue or haven’t visited lately…you are in for a wonderful experience.  The six sims, that collectively comprise Zenshi, feature the breathtaking designs of Colpo Wexler from Digital Cult Lifestyle.  His eye for a clean aesthetic, highlighted with arresting symmetry, truly reflects the zen feel the Zenshi founders were looking for.Zenshi18
If you are a die hard fashionista, model, fashion blogger or just live to shop…you won’t be disappointed.  In addition to Zenshi being the home of the preeminent fashion magazine, Avenue, there are stores from SL’s cutting edge designers; to cater to your every fashion desire.
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Even if you you are not fashion oriented, there are many other amenities to enjoy at Zenshi.  The architectural design and minimalist zen landscaping are a treat for those who love to explore, sit for a quiet chat with a friend or capture beautiful photographs.  It truly is a place that invites one to slow down and enjoy your visit.
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You will find yourself returning to Zenshi so often that you just want to stay.  You are in luck.   Head on over to the ZanzE Estates~HQ to pick up the information packet and tenant application; to become a resident.  ZanzE offers several different types of accommodations for eclectic tastes.  Choose an apartment in the Towers with stunning views, a Townhouse, individual Home or your own private Estate.  Bring your prims…Zenshi will provide the privacy.
Zenshi11Whatever you choose, you can rest assured that you are living in a premier location, surrounded by stunning visual beauty…with upscale shopping just steps away.  Attention to detail is the hallmark of Zenshi and ZenzE Estates.  Forget the hassle of teleporting to each of your favorite stores and then back home again.  Invite a friend, go shopping, wander the peaceful landscape, enjoy a relaxed afternoon and then stroll back home.

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~What are you waiting for…if you were there…you’d be home by now~

She’s a COCO D!va in her Baby Monkeys…

She's a COCO D!va in her Baby Monkeys...

It was late afternoon on the island of Armenelos as she was hugging the curves in the road with her Classic 43S GT (FREE!) from ZMO Autoworks on the Marketplace.  She was late for a dinner date and driving a bit too fast.  The cool autumn air caressed her skin and playfully pulled at the wisps of her Naomi Hair(onyx) (group gift/free to join) from “D!va”.  The soft dove colored cashmere Shirt Dress (group gift/free to join) from *COCO DESIGNS* kept her warm against the bracing air descending with the evening.  She still refused to wear stockings but her suede, studded Aubergine Nadine pumps (lucky board prize) from Baby Monkey Shoes kept her feet toasty as she pressed a little harder on the gas peddle.

Her handler from M16 had informed her that she would be meeting with the dashing owners of Armenelos, Tymus Tenk and Truck Meredith…her mission was to obtain the Golden Idol from their  Haunted Castle at BALFALAS; so she could gain access to the Lost City.  X pulled up the the Monkey Bar and immediately eyed the two men. She slid her lithe frame from the GT…her long legs stretched out as she stifled a yawn…knowing that she’d caught their attention.
She's a COCO D!va in her Baby Monkeys...

She slowly turned and gave them a langorous smile…casually turning her head so her spectral The Ghosts of Sweet William diamond earrings (SPECIAL FabFree gift…no group join required!) from CHOP ZUEY COUTURE JEWELRY glinted in the fading sunset.
She's a COCO D!va in her Baby Monkeys...

X made her way across the agora…thinking to herself…this was going to be easy. <3<3

*Note…hair in the last shot…Sam (crow) (group gift/free to join)  form >Truth<.

The Details

FREE!!!

Dress:  Group Gift Dress (mesh)  from COCO DESIGNS (free to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/COCO%20DESIGNS/107/209/23

Shoes:  BM Nadine Pump Aubergine (lucky board prize) from Baby Monkey Shoes http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dindrane%20Elfor/161/53/44

Automobile:  Classic 43S GT (multi color) Version 4.2 (0L) from ZMO Autoworks https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Classic-43S-GT-multi-color/3447846

Hair (1st & 2nd pics):  “Naomi”  Hair (onyx) (20K member group gift/free to join) from “D!va” http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/25

Hair (last pic) Sam (crow) (group gift/free to join)  form >Truth< http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth%20Hair/113/35/28

Earrings:  The Ghosts of Sweet William diamond earrings (SPECIAL for FabFree!! no need to join group)  from CHOP ZUEY COUTURE JEWELRY http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chop%20Zuey/39/138/27

NOT Free

Skin:  – Glam Affair – Jadis – Natural 08(b) 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

Poses:  Diva  and Sleek Dork Packs (not free) from aDORKable Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Deck/77/192/21

She’s an aDORKable D!va in her Sascha’s…

aDORKable D!va in Sascha's

Shhhhhhh don’t tell Sascha…but I am previewing her November Member Group Gift…it is 50L to join her group, Sascha’s Designs…but she does that to keep the spammers out AND she makes it worth your lindens to join!!  Once you become a member you have access to an amazing array of previous monthly group gifts.  Sascha is also very generous with her members…with impromptu sales and 60L weekends…not to mention you usually get several skirt & top options in each dress you buy along with whatever accessories she has created for that gown/outfit (yes she does create more than just those gorgeous gowns). This monthly gown comes with the FrubbelDubbel (hey I didn’t name it!) skirt you see and you will also have the options to purchase the extra skirt styles.  Trust me…they are worth it!
aDORKable D!va in Sascha's

I scored more fabulously free items with two more group gifts!!  The adorable Norma hair in Ruby is from D!va and it comes with a Bat Wing option…just in time for that haunting holiday coming just around the corner.  Norma is a group member gift but the group is free to join AND membership gives you access to lots of more pretty previous member group gifts….that is just all kinds of awesome.  The gorgeous peach and white diamond necklace is part of the Romance Set from Virtual Impressions (previous group gift/free to join)…Chrissy designs wonderful jewelry and she generously puts one of her designs out for her members to grab every month.  In addition to the monthly group gift…Virtual Impressions features other items at fabulous sale prices throughout the month.

My oh-so-enchanting pose is from aDORKable Poses.  It isn’t free (200L)…BUT you get four beautiful poses and the petals to wear for taking equally enchanting pictures of yourself in your Sascha’s gowns.   When you purchase your aDORKable poses at the inworld store you automatically bank 10% of the purchase price, as store credit, to put toward future store purchases….group membership NOT required!  I purchased some of my poses at her Marketplace store and had a few minor issues that ADORKable graciously and promptly rectified.

My shoes, skin, eyes and eyelashes were also not free but I shall list the details below.

The pics were shot on location at the Virtual Impressions landing point.

So what are you waiting for…go grab these fantastic freebies and get all gussied up…you deserve it <3<3

The Details

Free!!!

Norma Hair (Ruby with Bat Wing attachment option):  D!va (member gift/free to join) *Be sure to read he group notices for where to pick up the Norma Hair…it isn’t at her Main Store  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/25

Romance Jewelry:  Virtual Impressions (previous member gift/free to join)  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ekho/138/127/24

Almost Free!!

November 2012 Group Gift Dress:  Sascha’s Designs  (member gift/50L to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coco%20Beach%20Kelina/220/113/25

Not Free

Petals in the Wind Pose/Prop Pack:  aDORKable Poses (200L) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Deck/134/191/22

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

Shoes:  Venezia  (Silver/Gold RGB) Similar Italian Footwear http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sleeping%20Beauty/176/189/25

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
Lpd, Etchaflesh, Boudoir3

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

Her [dirty.little.secret]…she pillow fights for BCA

Pillowfight for Breast Cancer Awareness

Halloween may be right around the corner, but October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month and to help keep the pink on everyone’s mind…[dirty.little.secret] has marked down several pink themed items for only 10L!!! WooHoo!!  Now, my husband and I rarely fight…however, I must be getting on his nerves because he jumped a little to fast at the chance to beat the stuffin out of a pillow on me AND he didn’t mind all those extra times I said hit me again…hmmmm.  My pink plaid boyfriend shirt and too cute pink over the knee suspender socks are two of the 10L BCA items from [dirty.little.secret]…but wait…that’s not all…if you act NOW…the fabulous Bubblegum Twig Swing can also be yours for the amazing price of only 10L!!!

My adorable Tomako hair (in Ruby) is a lucky board win from D!va (no group tag required); however, if you join the group (no fee) there are a whole bunch of really cute hair styles available for their members…pssssttt don’t forget to crawl through the little secret door. The pink pillow in my hand is a freebie from Lauren’s Tiling Textures on the Marketplace…and it poofs all those fun feathers…thank goodness they clean themselves up with all the times I kept telling my husband to hit me again! My slippers come from another lucky board at ::marion:: (no group tag required). The *RD* (Reasonable Desires) Pink Leah bra is part of a set and was an old group gift…the group is free to join, the creator is very generous with member gifts AND she has several lucky chairs with all kinds of lingerie goodies in them.
Pillowfight for Breast Cancer Awareness2

The ‘Boho-Chic’ dressing screen and mannequin from {what next} were not free. The stack of pillows on the floor come from Bee Designs  are only 1L on the Marketplace!  The pillow my husband is holding (and his pose) is part of a Pillow Fight pose set from ZZANG on the Marketplace…it is not free (120L).  My husband’s yummy mesh pajama bottoms are not free (145L) from RUCA TEASE designs by BonBon.

The Details

FREE!!!

Thigh Suspender Socks (pastel pink),  Mesh BCA Boyfriend shirt & Bubblegum Twig Swing:  [dirty.little.secret] (10L each) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Envision/129/136/1749

Tomako (Ruby) Hair:  D!va  (Lucky board prize) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/25

lFox and JP Feather Pillow Fighter (poofs feathers!):  Lauren’s Tiling Textures (0L) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/lfox-and-JP-Feather-Pillow-Fighter-boxed/67028

Pink Leah Bra:  *RD* Reasonable Desires (old group gift)  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Reasonable%20Desires/128/128/2

Slippers “LB” pink:  ::marion:: (lucky board prize) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Love%20Soul/123/109/28

NOT Free

Pile of Pillows:  Bee Designs (1L) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Pile-of-pillows/2209476

‘Boho-Chic’ dressing screen and mannequin:  {what next}  (125L together) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hodgepodge/113/97/31

PILLOW FIGHT RAWR!!! Kawaii poses pack 14:  ZZANG (120L) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/PILLOW-FIGHT-RAWR-Kawaii-Poses-Pack-14/2724343

MESH LAZY DAZE men’s pjs:  RUCA TEASE designs by BonBon (145L) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/MESH-LAZY-DAZE-mens-pjs/4058726

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

*Pictures on the walls are my own personal property.

**Husband is NOT free…but he IS fabulous <3<3

She’s a Beetlebones Hamster Magician at the Etchaflesh Circus…

She's a Beetlebones Hamster Magician...at the Etchaflesh Circus

I’ve seen these cute little critters all over the grid and meant to get back to the Arcade Event to score one…but it just didn’t happen.  While out and about gathering landmarks for items…I ended up in one of my favorite little stores…Beetlebones.  Suetabulous has a funky little place full of her whimsical, eclectic creations…and much to my surprise, I discovered that these hamsters were created by her!  She has a gatcha display board where you can still pay the 100L to take your chance on getting one of several different coat types (mine is Siberian Cocoa).  For that 100L you get the adorable avatar (it is mesh so you will need a mesh enabled viewer) AND a fabulous AO that just has the most adorable animations in it.  Sue also has a really cute Winter Bunny Avatar gatcha board for only 50L.

I also stumbled on the fun little [Etchaflesh/Virtual Props] Trick and Treats Hunt being hosted by the owners of [Etchaflesh] and Virtual Props & Poses.  You don’t have to join the group to participate in the hunt, but if you do…it is free to join; with frequent sales and perks.  [Etchaflesh] specializes in gorgeous mesh corsets and Virtual Props & Poses has a wide range of poses and props; unlike any I’ve seen around the grid.  Collect 25 candies on your Hunt HUD and redeem them at the prize kiosks for either corsets or a fun pose/prop pack…I chose the Magician pack; which comes with several hats (with and without doves), the wand, and several poses.  The best part is that the poses and props were compatible with my hamster avi…with just minor fitting of the hat and wand.  I also picked up the fabulous circus background texture at the hunt…in the Virtual Props & Poses store…for FREE!! Gotta just love that <3<3

P.S.

The candies aren’t hard to find…and you can go back each day to collect another 25 candies and redeem them for another prize!

The Details

Dwarf Hamster Avatar (Siberian Cocoa): 100L gatcha @ Beetlebones  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beetlebones/48/39/2098

[Virtual Props] The Magician Pose Set:  Hunt prize from the [Etchaflesh/Virtual Props] Tricks and Treats Hunt http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Endless%20Death/43/164/27

[Virtual Props] Dark Carnival Studio Background:  Free for anyone (not group tag needed) @ Virtual Props & Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Endless%20Death/26/107/24

She tangos in NC Paris full of .:EMO-tions:….

Tango in Paris

A few months ago I joined the NC Paris Group (free to join) the group gifts are generous, from jewelry to dresses, and each item is well made.  I love that I can pick up a nice piece of jewelry to mix and match with my everyday as well as elegant looks…for FREE!!  Something about this simple black skeleton dress made me want to do more with it than make it another Halloween outfit…so I threw on the bronze skeleton cuff, matching earrings, fine bangles and clutch (ALL free at NC Paris)…called Kyle and asked him to meet me for a Tango (10L pose from [MotivAction] Poses & mesh clothing).
Tango in Paris

I topped the look off with the fabulously tousled *Anita* hair from .:EMO-tions:. (Free). The gorgeous Samhain necklace, with matching earrings (not worn) from ::CHOP ZUEY COUTURE:: is a group gift (350L join fee…but the creator is VERY generous with giving their members free gifts).  I scraped my pennies together to join this group but it is worth EVERY linden!!

Tango in Paris

In this close-up you will see the clutch…unfortunately, the pic doesn’t do it justice.  This clutch is free to the members of NC Paris Group (free to join) and matches perfectly with the skeleton dress, earrings and cuff.  It is studded with diamonds on the front and the clasp is a gorgeously detailed bronze skull with a crown and diamond set eyes.

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The Details

0 to 10L (No group required)

Hair:  .:EMO-tions:. *Anita* /darkbrown  (0L/gift)  no group required.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hells%20End/127/116/23

Pose (First pic):  {[MotivAction] Tango serie. Gift. (I) [Box] (10L)  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/MotivAction-Tango-serie-Gift-I-Box/2067923\

Group gifts with 0L group join fee

Dress:  NC Paris Mini dress MESH edition Speciale  (Free to group) (The group is free to join just make sure you wear your tag to get the gifts) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NCparis%20Fashion%20Region/55/80/25

Skull Cuff & Earrings:  NC Paris Fantasy Jawels Cuff & Earrings (Free to group)http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NCparis%20Fashion%20Region/55/80/25

Skull Clutch:  NC Paris Clutch Glam (Free to group) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NCparis%20Fashion%20Region/146/209/25

Fine Bangles:  Multi Fine Bangle NC Paris (Free to group) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NCparis%20Fashion%20Region/146/209/25

Group gifts with fee to join group

Necklace:  Samhain Gld set (Neck collar & earrings) (Group gift) ::CHOP ZUEY COUTURE:: (35oL group join fee with generous group gifts) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chop%20Zuey/39/138/25

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

Shoes:  Venezia Black (RGB) Similar Italian Footwear http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sleeping%20Beauty/176/189/25