I’m Wide Awake: More Magic from the Elven Forest Hunt

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I’m wide awake
Not losing any sleep
I picked up every piece
And landed on my feet
I’m wide awake
Need nothing to complete myself, no

Wide Awake, Katy Perry

We’ve reached the end of 2015 and I must admit I am not sad to see another year go. There is magic in endings and new beginnings. Life and death continue in a constant cycle that can never be undone. Unless you’re not mortal that is. Follow me into the forests of the Fae and elves. Take each step with care; the fair folk don’t take kindly to those who can’t play by the rules…

Only two days left of the Elven Forest Hunt.  I braved the maze created by the designers of =EC Designs= and managed to find all the clues to win the prize protected by the dragon at the end. If you’re feeling confident, the main maze prize is an exclusive edition of the main hunt prize. While I like the main prize, I’m always ready for a challenge, and the thought of having a prize that will never be offered again? Count me in. The Druid’s Haven is a large orb structure with a bit of magic inside.  The logs and leaves all have single and couple animations. Unique to the maze version of the prize is that the crystal orb changes colors.  Add this piece for an enchanting effect on your garden or hidden sanctuary.

When I think of faeries and elves, green comes to mind.  The creators of some of the clothing must have thought the same.  Lady Gwen’s Gown from Cheeky Parrot Boutique is a beautiful robed gown with a hood for those nights when you need to cast a little love spell on that certain someone or brewing potions kept in bottles from Independent Objects…er I mean seek Mother Gaia’s help in the prosperity of the garden…A men’s cloak is also included.  Get Frocked has a cute dress with an elf on the skirt; it’s not too formal so it’s nice for exploring in the woods or on the beach barefoot much like the elves do.  Add a pair of heels or foot gems and you’re set for a Fae wedding.

Elsewhere in the world, in lands where snow covers the floor, what do the faeries wear? Ollies Follies created a short dress that fits snugly on the body.  Boots and a men’s tunic is included, but you may want to look for some pants to keep your bum warm.  Snow faeries aren’t bothered by the cold and rest in snow flowers like the one I’m sitting in.  The flower from Love Everlasting Plantpets is animated with a few different sits and snowflakes swirling down from the sky.  It’s perfect for winter decor in a garden empty of spring blooms to give hope for new life to come.

Hunt Info

Duration: December 1-31

Start Point ~ Website

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Credits

Druid Haven: =EC Designs= – ~Druid’s Haven Rainbow Version +~ ~ (Cara Lionheart/Jaxx Doulton) @EFH

Green Gown & Hair: ~CPB~ – Elven Forest Hunt – Lady Gwen Gown & Hair ~ (Peachalicious Resident) @EFH

Crate & Potion Bottle: *IO* – Elven Potion Crate ~ (Susan Independent) @EFH

Collar: Kibitz – Ragir jewelry set [xmas gift] ~ (Kathya Szczepanski) @We ❤ RP (gift for December 2015)

Necklace: =Zenith= – Magic Stone Necklace ~ (Miffyhoi Rosca) @We ❤ RP (gift for December 2015)

Strapless Gown:  Get Frocked – Elven Forest Hunt Gift ~ (Vampira Voom) @EFH

Choker: Yasum – *Torque*MESH* ~ (Azlyn Vaher) @We ❤ RP (gift for December 2015)

Snow Flower: LEP ~ Animated Frozen Flower Boxed ~ (Roxy Bergiere) @EFH

Blue Top: ~OF~ – Twilight Delight Dress Painter Blues & Teal ~ (Olliekins Mcandrews) @EFH

Hair: Magika – [01] Promise ~ (Sabina Gully)

Body: Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara ~ (Onyx LeShelle)

Hands: Slink – AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual ~ (Siddean Munro)

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Upon the Highest Bough

 

Upon the Highest Bough

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on
Our troubles will be miles away, ooh

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years
We all will be together
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star
Upon the highest bough

So many events! So little time.

I’ve recently stopped by a few places like Arcade and The Tannenbaum Holiday Market for winter and Christmas themed decor and other goodies

If you haven’t heard, Pixicat has a new Fifty Linden Friday sweater up for grabs. Winter cozy and a touch holiday themed, this sweater comes with a texture change Hud for a few color options. All standard mesh sizes are included with some of the most popular mesh body fitted versions as well. You’ll be looking fashionable at the Ugly Sweater parties with this cozy design.

Typically I steer clear of shoes that aren’t fitted for Slink or Maitreya feet, but these boots from The Sugar Garden were to die for. There’s plenty of color choices for both the base and laces but these do not come with a texture change Hud. I left The Tannenbaum Holiday Market with a pair in white and the mocha ones seen here. While you’re there, try some of the gachas for cute baubles to put on your Christmas tree or just as fun knick knacks.

Also check out Collabor88 for some fantastic winter decor and clothing. The woodstove and a lot of the associated decor are from {what next} which really suited my living room. Warm up your hands and set the kettle on the stove for hot cocoa. Don’t forget to hang your stockings for Santa to fill!

The Arcade also has fun winter and holiday items along with the Season of Giving gifts from participating merchants. Right now I’m wearing one of Spellbound’s gacha hairs that comes in two hat versions (Blizzard or Chilly), and varying hair colors. Both hairs will keep your head warm and looking cute with the attached hat.

Remember to stay warm this season!

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Credits

Hair: +Spellbound+ – Blizzard – Chapter I – Earth // DARKS ~ (Kohana Xue) @Arcade

Sweater: Pixicat – Cozy.Sweater – Christmas (FLF) ~ (areve Resident) for Fifty Linden Fridays

Pants: .miss chelsea. – Nina Zip Leggings Red ~ (Coral Lacey/Davidefre Resident)

Boots: .tsg. – Oxford Boots – Mocha ~ (Eilfie Sugarplum) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Body: Maitreya – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ (Onyx LeShelle)

Hands: Slink – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual ~ (Siddean Munro)

Tree: Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum) ~ (Kriss Lehmann) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Tree Star:  Sway’s – [Star] single . small/short ~ (Sway Dench) (old Arcade gift)

Tree Ribbon, Tree Skirt, White & Black Glitter Bulbs, White & Black Drop Ornaments: The Loft – Monochrome Christmas Gacha – (Nardya Rousselot) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Catmas Toys/Birds/Hedgehog/etc. Ornaments: Schadenfreude – Catmas Gacha ~ (Allegory Malaprop) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Wood Carved Ornaments: Jian – Holiday Critter Baubles Gacha ~ (Kalia Firelyte/Ashur Constantine/distorteddreams Resident) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Various Critter Ornaments: MishMish – In a Box Gacha ~ (Aime Takaaki) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Letter S Ornament: [Commoner] – Monogrammed Wood Slice Gacha~ (Emery Milneaux) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Bird Ornament: ~silentsparrow~ – Felt Bird Ornaments Gacha – Partridge – Merry ~ (hyasynth Tiramisu) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Mouse Under Tree: Schadenfreude – Deer Mice Gacha – Rudy Deer Mouse ~ (Allegory Malaprop) @Arcade

Cat in Box Under Tree: +Half-Deer+ – Cozy Cat [Black Patch] ~ (Halogen Magic)

Deer Ornament: Alouette – Christmas Deer Ornament (The Arcade 2014 Gift) ~ (Scarlet Chandrayaan)

Bow Ornament: [ zerkalo ] – Christmas Ornament – Arcade Christmas Gift 2015 ~ (danielestro) @Arcade

Other colored Bulbs: Pixel Mode – Colored Ornaments ~ (Tya Fallingbridge) (past Arcade gift)

Woodstove, fireplace & floor surround, log pile, fireplace tools, kettle: {what next} – Hanne Woodburning Stove Set – Iron ~ (Winter Thorn) @ Collabor88

Winter prints, stockings, lanterns: {what next} – Nordic Winter Decor Set – Red ~ (Winter Thorn) @ Collabor88

Ballerina Fox & Unicorn: Pixicat– Ballerina Gacha ~ (areve Resident) @Arcade

Potion Bottles: .Arcadia. – .A. Gothmas in a Jar Gacha [Sharpened Tinsel & Broken Ornaments] ~ (Lokii Violet)

Table: Aria & The Loft – Ambrose Table Cherry ~ (Colleen Desmoulins)

Eggnog Tray and Cookie Box: {what next} – Holiday Eggnog Latte & Cookies ~ (Winter Thorn) for Fifty Linden Fridays

Pose: !bang – stands 585-589 ~ (Luna Jubilee) @ W<3RP

My Immortal: Gifts for the Elven Forest Hunt

It’s December. It’s cold. Unless you’re in Secondlife where it can be summer all year. If you’re not in the mood for all the traditional winter hunts and festivities going on this time of year (or simply like fairies, magic, and/or spring), the Elven Forest Hunt is just right for you! This round of Fi’s Hunts is inspired by elves, fairies, and nature and I’ll be sharing a bit about some of the goodies on the hunt path.

One of my favorite pieces from the hunt so far is an outfit from Mishmash Fusion. In the couples picture, I’m wearing the outfit which comes in standard sizes and includes a circlet and foot jewelry for slink high feet. I think the main reason I love it so much is the subtlety of the colors and textures. Other than my boobs, which frankly I’ve always had to smoosh into tops lol, I had no trouble fitting the skirt and top to my mesh body. This is another well done and fun outfit from Mishmash Fusion. 🙂

Another of the outfits offered as a gift is a cute fairy dress with wings from Fi’s Creations. I could not wait to get my hands on this little dress as it reminds me of fairies I’ve seen in children’s films. The wings are included though you may have to attach them to your spine and rotate them in build mode to look correct. Paired with the right jewelry and hair, you’ll be flitting about with a touch of magic. The sparkles on my feet and hands are from a Gacha at =EC Designs=. Try your luck for one of the many pretty colors or you can snag the fatpack and have them all.

My third outfit features pieces from different places. The corset from WICKED is mesh and has a Hud with six texture variations for the bust and ribcage. I love the detail and that the back actually looks like someone had to tie it. My headpiece is from Acios and Redrose Jewellry designed the cute fairy choker. Any of these pieces would look cute with simple day wear or as Roleplay accessories. In all of my looks, I’m wearing nail polish from [Rad Designs]. Five enchanting patterns on Slink and Belleza appliers, will have your fingers looking charmed.

Other items from this hunt are seen in multiple photos. The tree lantern is from Magnum Opus and is only 1 prim! Perfect for lighting up enchanted forests. A small twig setup with a fireflies lantern from HJM Designz would make an adorable addition to a hidden sanctuary. In the background, you can see a gray statue with blue flora from Darkmatter that could be a great focal point for secret garden. {Sickly SWEET} created the bench I’m sitting on. Several singles poses allow the user ample choices for admiring their surroundings.

From Tipsters there’s a beautifully crafted fairy tip jar. Is that blue ball of flame going to be used for good or bad? You’ll have to find out. But I would think it’s a good thing since my dragon buddies from =EC Designs= Gacha don’t appear to be afraid of her. Dragon Buddies come in both a rezzable follower or a hover version. The fatpack is also available for those who want them all. Oh, and did I mention they talk when clicked? Each Dragon Buddy has a few unique phrases that give them their own personality.

Click through the photos below to get a better look at these lovely goodies. Hunt info, start point, and hunt website are linked below the photo gallery.

Happy hunting!

 

Hunt Info

Duration: December 1st-December 31st

Gridwide and Free!

Start Point ~ Website

Credits

Green Top/Skirt Outfit: Mishmash Fusion – Aurora the forest ~ (mystical edenflower) @EFH

Corset: * WICKED * – Gwyn – Corset ~ (Syrdin Morrisey) @EFH

Headpiece: {Acios} – Elven Forest Hunt Gift ~ (Acarna Drachios) @EFH

Choker: Redrose Jewellry – Elven Hunt Gift ~ (redrose Kohime) @EFH

Nails: [:Rad Designz:] – Slink & Belleza EHF Nail Appliers ~ (Randall Gloom) @EFH

Skirt: Blueberry – Ena – Maitreya/Belleza/Slink – Black ~ (blueberryxx Resident)

Heels: SHEY – Eva Stilettos ~ (Moi Deluxe)

Blue Fairy Outfit: Fi’s Creations – Elven Dress ~ (Fiona Scorfield) @EFH

Blue Sparkles: =EC Designs= – <.Blue Faerie Dust.> (gacha at mainstore) ~ (cara lionheart/Jaxx Doulton) @EFH

Dragons: =EC Designs= – <.Dragon Buddies Midnight, Earth, Forest.> (gacha at mainstore) ~ (cara lionheart/Jaxx Doulton) @EFH

Bench: {Sickly SWEET} – Forest Tree Bench ~ (Eve Rhosar) @EFH

Statue: Darkmatter – Blue Lady ~ (Pamela Darkmatter) @EFH

Blue Fairy: Tipsters – Elven Forest Tip Jar ~ (Nessie Naidoo) @EFH

Lantern: [MO] – Elven Forest Tree ~ (Jag Jetcity) @EFH

Twig Lantern: HJM Designs – Twig hanger with firefly jar ~ (Janine Mortenwold) @EFH

Pose: !bang – carry your heart ~ (Luna Jubilee)

Hair: Magika – [01] Gone ~ (Sabina Gully)

Body: Maitreya – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ (Onyx LeShelle)

Hands: Slink – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Elegant 1 ~ (Siddean Munro)

NOTE: Male model’s outfit is NOT part of the hunt.