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Christmas Gift from Arctic Greenhouse



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Get a free Christmas gift for ANYONE who visits the Arctic Greenhouse store inworld between now and December 27th. What is the gift? It is a mystery gift! - just stop in and click on the pile of presents in the center of the store to get your personal random mystery gift.

There is also an added bonus gift for anyone who has purchased ANY Arctic Greenhouse full perm kit or kits inworld this year - they will get a full perm sculpt pack to make their own the one-prim gift boxes as seen in the display, AND a gift card for a random amount! But make sure you visit in time for Christmas because these gifts will vanish on December 27th.




Be sure to first click the pile of boxes to get your (1) free gift, and then if you want more random gifts you can pay the pile of boxes L$25 per gift.… Read the rest


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Gift Cards

Arctic Greenhouse now has Gift Cards - in L$250, L$500, L$1000, L$2000, L$3000, and L$5000 denominations. These work with our brand new Gift Vendors, as seen in the picture below. Just wear your gift card while using the scripted vendor, and click on the screen - It will prompt you with a message asking if you want to use your gift card.




The green Gift Vendor contains a rapidly growing selection of the most popular 35 items, and if you're looking for a particular item that it doesn't have just send Logan Bauer an instant message.

The blue Gift Vendor contains full perm builder kits, and currently contains ALL 22 kits.





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Treasures of the Orient

One of the things you can count on when you purchase from Zaara, is that none of their designs are ever ever ‘look-alike.’ You’re going to find something fresh and interesting, not derivative. You can always expect rich textures, often with Near and Far East elements to them, beautiful garment lines, and a focus on detail. Their Sumana Lingerie release is no different, and it proudly upholds the Zaara tradition of excellence. Released back in August of 2010, Sumana features a strapless demi-cup bra, wide corset-style garter-belt, panties and stockings. The fabric choices step away from the usual: no tawdry lace or delicate tulle, they’ve brought us lush Oriental influences in satin. The fabrics are elegant and the Asian style floral patterns have a crispness that is remarkable, given that all of Zaara’s products are hand drawn. What’s “Just Right”: The pleating on the garter-belt/corset piece is unusual and adds a very elegant and couture feel to the garment.
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New from Fantasia! 12/21/10

On 21st December 2010 · By Elena of Braavos · With Leave a comment
In Fantasia Costumes, Fashion, Second Life
Visit Fantasia In World!
Quite a bit new from Fantasia, including 25L Tuesday items, so hold on to your socks!

"Chill"-mod/copy/notrans-300L
"Chill" is a winter variation of panther furs. Leather pants, gathered into a loincloth with loose, open hips and ragged hem. A poncho-like fur top with loose sleeves. Available in 3 leather/fur options.


"Cling"-mod/copy/notrans-300L
"Cling" is a tight, clingy sweater dress with a nordic printed knit apron top. Perfect alone, over leather pants (which is by the books Gorean!) or even over the newly released Stockins! The top prim is texture change on touch, so mix and match to your heart's content!


Now, for 25L Tuesday!

"Glovez'n'Stockinz'nSox"-JUST 25L
A set of stripey gloves and stockings and socks, all perfectly matched to the "Cling" outfit (though they'll go with pretty much anything). Great accessories for any role!


"Cling-Holiday"-JUST 25L
"Cling" in holiday colors! Note, this top is NOT texture change!… Read the restImage

Military Glam Lelutka Winter

On 18th December 2010 · By Vanity · With Leave a comment
In Fashion, Mocha Stitches, Second Life
               Hello, I am very pleased to bring you today the new releases for this season of LeLutka.I hope my photographs will help you see the texturing and sculpt work that as always is superb.
One of my favorite pieces is the FOXTROT dress because the ruffles and the sash are just incredible.
I always find it great that LeLutka takes care of their accessories to complement their apparel designs, in this season, we see two hats in different styles that will surely complete your wardrobe.
Overall I find many connections and touches of different styles in the collection which is very nice to see, I believe it's appealing to everyone in their own way.
Lastly, I really love the little details that LeLutka takes into consideration, such as proper sizing for walking, stitching, glitch layers and the dual possibilities for 2.0 users and previous viewer ones.

Credits 
First LookModel oneSkin:[LeLutka]-E/Estellelight-makeup1 Minnu palenStitches:Stiky KissButterfly stitches- substorm daysleeper (xstreet only item)Lashes:[ glow ] Devilicious 00 anemysk karuSash:Napoleonic Sash megg DeminaHair:(VW) Pushed and Shoved - Blonde Tones vintage mcmillan(very old)Coat:[LeLutka]-CHARLIE jacket green azufr3 catteneo(new)Tank:[LeLutka]-TANK top1 black Thora CharronStockings:barbee.… Read the rest

Naughty or Nice? Bratty or..?




OK, I confess: I love holiday themed clothing. I adore the costumes of Halloween, I grin and squee at adorable bunny outfits, snicker at festive St. Patrick’s day themes, and feel an odd sense of pride and pleasure at 4th of July ensembles. Is it any wonder that Christmas is one of my favorite times of year? There are a plethora of outfits designed for the holiday season and I’ve been checking in with some of the designers who have really impressed us this year to see if they were doing any special releases. One that jumped right off the page at me was the Carrie Bridger / Carrie’s Lingerie releases. She has over half a dozen, but the two that drew my eye the fastest was the Bratty and the Rachael. I visited their store and was immediately greeted by one of the customer service reps, Punky Teardrop. We chatted a bit about the store and the holiday items being offered. It was really lovely to have an actual salesperson to talk with, rather than a bot or silence, and I appreciated her help.
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New from Fantasia! Tassel!

On 15th December 2010 · By Elena of Braavos · With Leave a comment
In Fantasia Costumes, Fashion, Second Life
 Visit Fantasia In World!
Well, I'm back from Mexico and...my my my, when did winter get here?!? Must be time to break out the knits and sweaters and pants, oh my! In short...the Winter Wall is back at Fantasia. An ice block wall covered in winter goodness, some new, some from last season, but all sure to keep your character warm no matter what wintery theme they face.

"Tassel"-mod/copy/notrans
"Tassel" is a big, fluffy, warm looking knit sweater with tasselled edges. The fabric hangs low in front and back, but gathers high on the hip to show off at least a little sexy thigh, while the neckline dips to show other assets. Available for $L250 each, it's available in 5 pale colors. Try it alone, or with some tight pants for a more mainstream look!



PS, totally un-asked for plug here, but if you like the barely parted lips look in this ad, run over to Nomine! Not only do they have great skins (like the one featured here) and clothing, but the owner recently released a freebie enhancement pack including the parted lips look, freckles and more.… Read the restImage

Oh Lula

On 10th December 2010 · By Vanity · With Leave a comment
In Fashion, Mocha Stitches, Second Life
 MonTissu opens Saturday officially,on the New Sim Lula, home to Lamb, Tres Blah, Mon Tissu and Turnip.Turnip Sorbets done a wonderful job on the build and sim, the landscaping the textures are so beautiful.

 Since seeing a picture on Flickr on Juliette's Flickr sometime ago I've been so looking forward to seeing hers and Emma's collaboration on Mon Tissu, its been worth the wait, everything is just so wonderful.This is Just a quickie post you will be seeing a few more quickies like this from me in the Future.Hope you like the post
Love Vanity
Bag:Tokid shoulder bag - burned orange Maya levane
Hair:LeLutka-CLEO hair - Powder Thora Charron
Cardigan{mon tissu} Prudence Cardigan  Orange Anouk spot(coming soon)new
Shirt:LeLutka-IRMA shirt/tan Azufr3 Catteneo
Skirt{mon tissu} Pretty Pleats Skirt Sepia Elie spot(coming soon)new
Boots: [SC] Surf Co.(F) Paperboy Ankle Boots  - Camel Emma gilmour 111 event sold out
Skin: -tb- {Light} Space Mod - Light Winged Brows Juliette no longer available

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Under The Bridge (New Dutch Touch Skins)

On 9th December 2010 · By Vanity · With Leave a comment
In Fashion, Mocha Stitches, Second Life
Its been a while Since I did a pure skin Post, I've really been wanting to get back into skin reviews for some time now and so took the opportunity to do so with the newest skin releases By Iki.Dutch Touch recently released its three newest skins Tekla,Eefje And Fay.All Three Lines are stunningly beautiful Ikis worked very hard on these and you can tell,The shading is realistic with every detail being hand drawn to perfection.
Fay She comes in 8 skin tones(Porcelain,Powder,Milk,peach,Cream,Caramel,Honey,Fudge)with 6 of them being new tones.
Eefje Eefje also comes with in 8 skin tones(Porcelain,Powder,Milk,peach,Cream,Caramel,Honey,Fudge)with 6 of them being new tones.

Tekla  She comes in 8 skin tones(Ebony,CafeNoir,coffee,choco,Cocoa,Fudge,Honey,Olive)
Credits and Info.
All Skins are Sold as Base only packs, Which include With and without hairbase layers, cleavage options,Mole and Freckles options, and 2.0 layers,&Lashes.
Fay and Eefje come with Different color brow and hairbase options,tekla only comes with dark Brow &base Options.… Read the rest

Simply Stunning

Second Life lingerie superstars BlackLace have teamed up with a real-life corset company for a really cool promotion: buy one of the SL collection – which mirrors a RL design – and receive a $25.00 off code to purchase a corset in RL! That’s pretty hecka cool! The partnership is with Vollers Corsets and the discounted corset can be purchased from www.abeautifulcorset.com. It looks like we have a total of six releases to look forward to: Stunning, Salacious, Dazzling, Enchanting, Ravishing, and Worship. The first and second of the series are now available – Stunning and Salacious – and they’re quite a treat! The first thing that caught my eye about the Stunning corset was the rich interplay of lace and satin. The whole of the corset is overlaid with a large-pattern lace. I selected the crimson, though it’s also available in gold and a burnished pewter. In comparing the pictures between the Vollers corset and their corset, they really nailed the design.
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A Flower is Like a tethered butterfly.










BodySkin:tb-{Pale} Space Mod - Light Winged Brows Du4 No longer available-Julliette WesterburgHair:LeLutka-Pompai hair - Powder-Thora Charron

ClothesPants:(fd) Vagabond Pants (Brown, Pants)-Toast BardTop:W&B Claven Lace Blouse Antique-Dakota Buck Shoes:Maitreya Gold Allure-Sock All Color-Onyx Leshelle

Accessories
Necklace:Kookie Creme bird necklace-Kookie LemonButterflys:CheerNoButterfly Fall-Cheerno Destiny

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Only To Haunt You


BodySkin:Lelutka Natasha Hush makeup-Minnu Palen(new)Lash:glow Devilicious 00-Anemysk karuEyeLiner:Black Matte Liquid Eyeliner-Stella semaphoreLipstick:LeLutka-Lola Nature Matte-Minnu PalenFreckles:Dutch Touch Jolie V2 Beautymarks Moles and Xtra Freckles-Iki Ikarus(new)Hair:Lamb Soma Granny-lamb Bellic ClothesTop:paper couture Silk Gypsy Dress-Ava LuPants:Lelutka Ibague pants dark-Azufr3 CatteneoShoes&Socks:Maitreya Gold Moxie Basics(new)Onyx LeshelleAccessoriesBag:LeLutka-Grafito bag/night-Azufr3 CatteneoHair Band:LaGyo Spina headpiece (texture change crystals)-Gyorgyna LarniaBangle:LaGyo Sidus bangle silver-Gyorgyna LarniaRing:LaGyo Atratus ring silver-Gyorgyna LarniaBelt:[LeL.Ultra]-Raven corset from the raven Dress-Thora CharronProps:Torso:theosophy Halkyn Torso-Trace OsterhamCrates:Cloud 9.1 Stacked Boxes-Maddison MokeevBuild:Cloud 9.1Urban Garage's-Maddison Mokeev











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