Sunday, December 23, 2012

WISHING YOU A PICADILLY CHRISTMAS

What kind of blogger would I be if I didn't do a Christmas special?? My Christmas items folder is overflowing with gorgeous gowns, shimmering sparklies and gifts from every corner of SL and I am here to share them with you all.  I have combined all sorts of price ranges from Freebies, hunt/group gifts and dollarbies to the more extravagant, so there is something here for everyone.  I have included all prices and inworld/market place links DIRECT to each item, so settle down, grab some gingerbread and be ready for some goodies!

First up we have a lovely Christmas coloured Snowed Up On Gown from Sharodie's Design.  Pretty snowflakes decorate the bodice and skirt; this gown just screams Christmas to me! You can find this gown on MP for a mere 1$L:
As a background I used a Winter Skybox from UGh.  For just 10$L you get the sweetest cosy winter hut, a ranch for your reindeer and frosty grass.  Bring Christmas to you land parcel today by scooping this one up:


How awesome is this Tutys Venice Hair? Not only is it great for my fun Christmas look, this one is great for Avant Garde outfits. Available from Tuty's for 180$L, you can find the Marketplace link here:


I've noticed a lot of Christmas jewellery is the bold green, red and gold so I really like the wintery tones of this SK Christmas Tree Necklace.  Another 1$L special on MP, you can easily afford to grab one for yourself and all your mates:


Amacci have a great range of lashes for all occassions! These delicate Snowstorm Lashes add subtle Christmas glamour.  Red, Green and Gold versions are also included in the pack.  These are available on MP for 125$L for all four colours:


Another gorgeous gown, this time from Razzberry.  Traditional red is trimmed with green holly while the snug white fur vest adds Santa-inspired cosiness.  25$L is more than reasonable and you can get your own version here:


This pretty poinsetta is part of Tameless' Holiday Alice Hair.  I snavelled this one up at the Winter Fair for FREE!! A black version also comes in the set.  If you haven't been over to the Winter Fair yet you need to! A lot of the stores have fantastic freebies and there are some of SL's top designers showing off their winter and Christmas goodies.  For a TP to the fair, directly to this lovely FREE hair, see the following SLURL:
The cute Christmas tree necklace and matching earrings are from Stars! as part of the current Womenstuff Hunt.  For all information on the Hunt, check out the following URL:
Once you've got all the info, get over to Stars! and start hunting for this shimmery jewellery:
Facepaint is one of several stores doing their own twelve days of Christmas.  Join their inworld group and you will have access to all the items they have on offer for this promotion.  This includes the Holiday Glam Snowflake makeup I'm wearing above:


Tres Beau is one of my favourite designers in SL and they have soooo many gifts instore for Christmas! Not only is Kimmera Madison putting out new gifts daily for the twelve days of Christmas but she has also set out every single one of last year's gifts, all available for free for group members!! Two of last year's gifts are this Miss Cringle outfit and the adorable Mistletoe Tootsies shoes.


There are an insane thwenty-three gifts over at Tres Beau, begging you to click on them, with the final gift being released tomorrow.  To join the inworld group and stock your stocking click here:


Zibska has created a stunning dress for the winter season that I am head over heels in love with!  A simple silver mini-dress is overlaid with the most beautiful snowflakes.  I picked up this Zibska Neve Dress as a group gift inworld and so can you! Just TP over to Zibska and join their inworld group:
These snowflake embellished stocking are part of the Xmas Frostbite Outfit from Image Reflections.  I think they are a great match for the Neve Dress, don't you? The entire outfit is only 5$L so you can afford to grab it just for the leggings:
Snow-coloured Whyte Beaded Lace Ankle Boots will keep your toes nice and warm! Grab a pair from RFyre for 295$L:


Another lovely gift from Tres Beau comes in the form of the Starflakes Necklace, Earrings and Tiara Set.  Again you need to be a group member of Tres Beau but I'm sure you can see already it's well worth it!
The Peace on Earth Hunt is still running and one of my fave hunt items is the EMO-tions HEAVEN Hair.  The pack comes with Snow and Black colour options.  What makes this hair so wonderful and original is the tiara style headpiece.  To find out all you need to know about the Peace on Earth Hunt, check out their website here:
To start seeking out this stunning hair, visit EMO-tions today:


Madrid Solo put out the lovely Cosmo makeup for the Black Only event but you can also get this one in their mainstore inworld.  I love the icy tones and Madrid Solo always make fabulous fantasy makeup.  This one is 250$L right here:


No one does costumes quite like Boudoir! This store has a fantastic range of items released especially for Christmas, including this festive outfit titled The Sweetest Surprise.  The stack of boxed presents worn as a hat is such a fun and creative touch.  You can grab this one on 550$L in the wonderland that is Boudoir's store:
While you're instore, keep an eye out for Santa and his lucky chair! If you are a Boudoir group member and your letter is on the chair, you have the chance to scoop up one of three lovely gifts.  I got the lovely bag of goodies I'm carrying above as part of one of these gifts and so can you! Just be patient ;)


Alternatively you can find the Sweetest Surprise on Boudoir's Marketplace:
The wild and wonderful Morana Hair is also from Boudoir and retails for 200$L. This hair is great for hats and requires little editing.  Again you can find this one instore:
As well as on Marketplace:


Another Madrid Solo creation is this Let it Snow Set.  This is a group gift for members for the whole of December.  There are options to wear the eyes, lips and blush separately as well as a full set option.  If you love this one as much as I do and want to join the Madrid Solo group to get this special item, TP over to Madrid Solo:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jiradic/197/197/38


I love to mix and match items from different outfits! Out of the box is so passe.  I grabbed the shiny green pants from the Vengeful Threads Womenstuff Hunt and paired them with Sky's Merry Christmas Corsette.  To start searching for the Vengeful Threads Hunt item; head over to the Vengeful Threads store:
You can find the complete Merry Christmas outfit from Sky on Market Place for FREE! Can't get better than that!
The Frosted Antlers are another fabulous offering from Boudoir.  I love the pinecone detail and shimmering lights flicker around your head when you wear this cute piece.  For 150$L I had to grab a pair for myself! They are available on MP:
As well as instore at Boidoir:


I loooove Belleza skins and own a small mountain of them and so when they released this special Wynter Skin for 500$L I snavelled it up straight away.  You will rarely see me sans makeup but I wanted you to see the flushed cheeks and feathery eyebrown of this pretty Belleza skin.  This one is now instore at Belleza:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Belleza/74/154/24


While I was over at Belleza I had to do a double take! If, like me, you thought the Wynter Skin was a bargain at 500$L (that's around half the price of a standard Belleza skin) then you will be rushing over there to nab this Noel Skin now on promo for a jaw-dropping FIFTY LINDENS as part of Fifty Linden Fridays! I adore the snow white tone of this perfectly pale skin.  Hurry to grab this one!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Belleza/100/134/24
 I got the too cute Love Soul Cap and Beret for 70$L at the Arcade Event.  Nakia Decosta got me on to this event and she has written a rather informative post about it on her blog, which you can see here:
http://nakiadecosta.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/arcade.html
The Arcade is filled with retro game machines filled with goodies at amazing prices.  To grab your own Love Soul Cap and Beret, TP to the Arcade Event and play some pinball:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Country%20Club/181/121/3115


Another pretty gown just for Christmas is this Holiday Seduction Dress from Mystygry Mirihi.  There's nothing quite like a big full ballroom skirt and this one is trimmed with golden garlands.  Another bargain here at just $1 on MP:


The lovely unique neckline on this gown is shirred into ribbons of fabric and bedazzled with more gold.  The gold body glitter dotting my skin head to toe is anothe twelve days of Christmas gift from Facepaint. Remember, you need to join their group once you TP over to the store and it's all yours:
Another well-loved store doing their own twelve days of Christmas is Chop Zuey.  With a new release item every day you'll have plenty of lovely baubles for yourself! These red Snoflake Sweet Earrings are just one of the twelve items that could be yours if you joined Chop Zuey's inworld group and started clicking madly:


How adorable is this Mayden Couture XMas Hair? The hair actually forms little gift boxes, complete with ribbons and a luscious red bow is affixed to the side.  1$L will get you four different colours on MP:
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Mayden-couture-Xmas-Hair-GIFT-2010/1664535


Hands up if you love Purple Moon? *Watches a crowd of hands fly up in the air*.  Well so do I and I really really love this Winter Queen Gown in Ice.  Such a beautiful shimmering silver ballgown, with an amazing fractured ice pattern along the hem.  A frilled and voluminous bustle to one side prevents this dress from looking too plain while the fur stole in the purest of snow whites adds elegance as well as sweetness with its fluffy pom poms.


The Winter Queen Gown in Ice is Purple Moon's current group gift so this is a great reason to sign up immediately.  This popular designer is also hosting a Second Chance Hunt with popular items from previous hunts stashed all over the store.  For details of this hunt check out the FlickR page:
To teleport directly to Purple Moon and snatch up the Winter Queen Gown, click on the following SLURL:


More Chop Zuey offerings from their Twelve Days of Christmas.  A diamond encrusted collar, bracelets and earring are all part of the 9th gift in this series.  Red and silver look spectacular together and if you're drooling right now you need to get over the Chop Zuey immediately:


Okay, before you say anything; I know I'm just showing off here because this incredible La Femme Fatale Gown in Ruby was a limited edition from Purple Moon and is no longer available. However I just had to show you how amazing it is with its feathery fishtail skirt and stunning golden attachements.  As a consolation, the black La Mort Douce version of this gown, created for Halloween, is still available in Purple Moon's Fantasy Section for 495$L:
Let this be a lesson to all of you who are yet to join PM's inworld group; this popular and hard-working designer regularly releases limited edition items for special events and has some sensational sales and specials! Join today to avoid missing out next time around.


Loovus Dzevavor is another inworld group well worth joining.  This Nautilus Hair is one of over a dozen items you will get when joining.  You will reveive the hair in every available colour and not only that but a full pack of hair bases.  As well as the Nautilus Hair, you will also get seven addition full packs of hair, a set of lipsticks, two fatpacks of pants, a clutch purse, a dress, a fatpack of heels, two additional separate pairs of heels, a USA giftpack including swimwear and yet MORE heels, a tank top and a holiday gown and dress! It's like..well...Christmas...
Anyhow, no better time to get into Loovus Dzevavor:
The delicately sweet Ma Songe Gold Choker is courtesy once again from Chop Zuey and their famed twelve days of Christmas:


Another grid fave, Gizza, has released this simply amazing feathered red gown as their December gift.  When you join Gizza's FREE inworld group you will also have access to all their previous group gifts! I adore the full feathered skirt, it must have taken ages to create! The gloves add such style and this one is all yours; all you need to do is get over to Gizza and join up:


This Served Hair is another one of the eight you will receive when you join Loovus Dzevavor's inworld group and pick up your gifties:
The silvery snowflake Star Necklace is another gift from Facepaint and their twelve days of Christmas.  You will also receive a matching pair of earrings in the set (not worn here):


KaTink Poses and More have a huge range of backgrounds and props for all your Chrissy snaps.  This Christmas Scene can be found as part of The Peace on Earth Hunt.  This one is great for making your own Chrissy cards! Start hunting:
The perfect snuggly winter goodness comes in the form of this OhmEga Red Snowflake Sweater Dress from Hawker's House.  This cosy off the shoulder number is part of the Womenstuff Hunt and can be found instore at Hawker's House:
The funky Nordic Leggings are a group gift from Izzie's; yet another of my fave stores.  There are four pairs to keep your legs from that icy breeze all in one pack.  Join Izzie's today and they can be yours:


 I love gingerbread and I make a tonne of it every year to give my customers at work (they take it whether they want it or not; they know better than to mess with the chick who pours the beer).  This fun jar of gingerbread men is a free gift from Tentacio and can be found at the Winter Fair, along with a vast amount of other great gifties.  Time to get snacking:
The BCC Juliet Hair, complete with knitted cap, is another find from the Arcade.  Apologies in advance for the lag; I tried to get as close as I could to the hair to get you the SLURL but my screen kept freezing! This one was 75$L and you can find it in the vicinity of:


I don't often wear sneakers but these adorable and fun CC Design Snowmen Sneakers caught my eye and I just had to have them.  Versions with snowy cottages, "Merry Christmas" and Santa's face are also available but these were my faves.  Find them on Marketplace for a tiny 10$L:
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/CCD-Sneakers-Snowmen/4211390


Well I didn't even manage to get a quarter way through all the items in my Christmas folder! I could blog infinitely but Christmas will get here before I post! Just a few more quick recommendations; Vanity Hair have two sets of Christmas Hair free to group members:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Waterton%20Way/178/95/1027
Also, Vero Modero have their own twelve days of Christmas running; you need to be in the group and the items are only available for one day each but there is still time to grab today's:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Vero%20Modero/126/137/30
As I said I could go on endlessly but it is Christmas Eve here in the land of Aus and I need to go get my work pay hehe.  I hope you all got something out of my post and found some great inworld groups, hunt items or fair locations! I love sharing my finds with you and can't wait to bring you more.

A specail thankyou to Averil, a good friend and fantastic model and blogger who sent me a Chop Zuey giftcard for Christmas! So naughty of her!! Make sure you visit her blog this holidays:
http://averilmodels.wordpress.com/

Finally I would like to wish you all a safe and merry Christmas. <3 Take care!!

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