Make You Feel My Love

Happy February!  My cousin Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Thursday and forecasted six more weeks of Winter.  How is Phil my cousin you ask?  Well, I’m born on groundhog day and I figure any dude that only appears once a year and sleeps the rest is a kindred spirit… (now you know why styling bedrooms is my fav).  This birthday was very different from any other because my mom was not feeling well enough to partake and I went out to dinner with a dear girlfriend. We had a wonderful time and I got to laugh, act silly and just relax for a moment.  As we painted the town red, Valentine’s Day theme permeated the air.  With 10 days till cupid’s arrow hits you, I have a number of events, gifts and freebies to highlight in today’s blog.valentines-day-red-purple-passionFirst up, the Perfect Ten event runs from 2/1/17-2/15/17 and I’m so happy to be back blogging for The Cookie Jar merchants.  It’s been an ongoing partnership since 2014 and as always the two-week event spotlights 10 home & garden designers with exclusive items half price or less. Above, I used HJM Designs Heart Decor Hanger on the windows, Adorably Strange Wares Flora Amour Ladder Decor & Hipster Celebration Table (3 tier cake on milk can), and Lunar Seasonal Designs Heart Jar of Lights & Shabby Chic Wooden Heart Marquee Sign.  The jar of hearts is menu driven with the option to change the texture of the jar, ribbon, color of lights/hearts and glow level.  The wooden heart marquee is super cool with the ability to change the text to spell up to three lines 8 letters each and change the color of also used HJM Designs Love Heart Decoration (large red heart with rose on right wall), Tool Shed Tubey Heart Decor on windows and Park Place Home Decor The Two of Us purple floor rug and pillows, all items on the Love Me…Love Me Not hunt until 2/28/17.  To finish off the styling, I used Sway’s Ahara Wicker Chairs and Button Floor Lamps (past FLF), Half Deer Fairylight Balloons and What Next Amelie Tall Chest of Drawers, both Fifty Linden Friday items for 2/3.  Lastly, you can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day without chocolate; StoraxTree has a nice red heart box for free on the Where’s Cupid Hunt available until 2/14/ ladies, while shopping for Valentine’s Day decor, don’t forget to style a little something for you too!  Glory’s looking a bit sexy this morning wearing Wicked Jennifer Blouse with Bra, Georg Bellic Design Loves me Skirt Black Big Hearts {both top and skirt fit classic and mesh avi’s} and Go Frock Yourself Heart Balloon Slink nails, all on the Love Me…Love Me Not Hunt (till 2/18).  Her hair is Clawtooth Up and Away and Reign Pattern Pumps for mesh appliers (both 2/3 FLF).  Last but not least, Chop Zuey is offering the Love Knot set for the Fabulously Free in SL group (free to join), so now you’re ready for Amore!

Valentine Day specials

Valentine’s Day is a tomorrow and it can be expensive both in RL and SL. As you have come to know, I love bargain shopping and hunting for great finds.  I have a number of items you ladies can wear during the day and night with your special someone.

First up, Purple Moon’s Cupid Arrow hunt item, Love Me Tender tunic and leggings, perfect for a stroll in the park with your loved one.  This fun, young look was accompanied with Madrid Solo February group gift, past Finesmith specials and free Valentine nails from Poisoned Apples, available at the Womenstuff Lounge (50L join fee).

PM Cupid Arrow Hunt itemMadrid Solo make-up

Next up is a sweet and sassy mini dress from Unforgettable Temptations, the hunt gift from the Hugs & Kisses hunt.  I used LollipopZ hair and Blacklace Beauty Valentine gift make-up to complete the look.  The beach house and Valentine decor are from For the Love of…Home hunt, I will blog more about this hunt later.

Hugs & kisses dressBlacklace beauty close-up

Another great Valentine gift is Morea’s red and white polka-dot two piece skirt & blouse outfit (Morea is free to join).  I paired the outfit with Zuri’s Jewelry, Victoria Lace Hearts set, which was a hunt gift.  I used Madrid Solo male February group gift, Ali & Ali hair and an adorable bistro set from a hunt.

Morea giftMadrid Solo male close-up

While making Valentine’s and reading love letters, I relaxed in B!asta Stop Picking on Me hunt gift from The Stupid Cupid hunt.  I paired free Catwa punk pink roaring 20’s hair, Vogue’s dog tag necklace (February group gift) and G Force plum Mary Jane to complete the look. The Making Valentine table was a gift from the For The Love of …Home hunt. B!asta hunt item Catwa hair, close-up

As dust falls on SL, I slipped into Gizza February group gift, a darling red and white printed cocktail dress with matching boots trimmed in the same fabric. I paired the cocktail dress with Chop Zuey Love’s Coming choker, earrings, ring and Cheri-Amour bracelet (all items are gifts for Valentine’s Day).  The Love’s Coming earrings and bracelet are free for non-member, and the other pieces are exclusive for Chop Zuey members.

Gizza group giftChop Zuey V-Day gifts

Elegant, romances and a touch of mystery surrounds me as I dance the night away in Purple Moon’s Amore in Red, a Valentine group gift.  Only Chop Zuey’s Love Coming set could emphasize the beauty of this stunning PM gown.

PM Amore GownChop Zuey w:PM gownAnd finally to close the lovely day filled with amour, I change into a sweet pink with white heart nightie from Sakide, the Cupid Arrow hunt gift. Sweet dreams and happy hunting!

Sakide cupid arrow hunt itemI hope I have illustrated that you can celebrate the holiday without spending a lot of money, plus you might find a few hidden gems along the way!

Hello February!

I love the month of February, not just because it’s my birthday month, but I adore Valentine’s Day, plus in the USA there’s Presidents Day, Chinese New Year, Super Bowl, Mardi Gras and sometimes leap year. This is a month that has tons of events and special reasons to celebrate. Having said that, I’m going to take a weekend break from SL and blogging. I want to highlight just a few events and sales that are taking place this weekend.

Finesmith is holding a casting call on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 10am SLT. You must be a certified model to participate in the casting. Please style yourself to highlight the Finesmith jewelry and make the statement “I love wearing Finesmith.”  You need to prepare a styling notecard with your model resume and have runway poses loaded for the judges.  On a separate note, I scored 5 amazing deals at Finesmith 55 Thursday.

B!asta is closing the menswear section of the store and reduced all men’s items to 5L -50L. The menswear items including casuals, suits and accessories, so there are some great deals you might want to check out. Please note that GC will not work on mens purchases and items are not transferable. Ladies, the B!asta store participates in a number of hunts, so hop over and check out the Italian styles.

Dulce Secrets is having a remodeling retirement skin sale with some items marked down to 75L. No end date has been indicated, so go now before the sale is over.

-A new round of Angel of Angel Dessous has started with the theme Valentine. Please style yourself in any items from Angel Dessous including lingerie or group gifts that reflects Valentine’s Day to you.  Join the Flickr group and submit your photo before the end of the month.  Also, a new group gift has been released, a super cute Mardi Gras dress that perfect for any Bourbon street parties you have planned. I’m planning a Mardi Gras post later this coming week with deals, steals and specials.  Look for it.

Cupid of Love!

Morgane's MOTM February 2013 - Gloria SilverstoneIn this high tech era where matchmakers are seen on TV, setting up dates that end in disaster, I harken back to a simpler time when destiny came with the help of a bow and arrow.  I am so excited to win the Morgane Batista February Model of the Month contest with the theme Love is in the Air!  To be honest, February is my favorite month of the year because I adore Valentine’s Day and it’s my RL birthday month.  I celebrate most of the month.  For this contest, I paired the Finesmith pose 5 v1 with the January Angel Dessous red chemise lingerie, BLD WingTastic Eternal red wings, Bliss Couture heart fascinator and Isis toe shoes, along with the key item that every Cupid needs… a bow and arrow!   As the winner of the contest, I received 6 poses of my choosing which I will take pics of shortly, and also have my photo displayed at Morgane’s store. This is a fun contest with themes that change monthly, so use your imagination and get your pose on.