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Sleighed

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“I think we might be a tad too early, Prancer!”

Well of course they are!  They’ve got the SL® Winter blogging fever and it’s only November!  There’s some fabulous seasonal products about at various Events and they make such fun scenes.  I couldn’t have been more pleased to see JIAN’s latest animals, the Reindeer.  Not only do you get Companion, Wanderer and Static versions, but also they have their own cute stables.   That fabulous sleigh is by Granola. and it was well worth nagging Designer Kimbra over Thanksgiving so I could get the set.  It is really enchanting and on the front of the sleigh, which you can’t see this scene, are glowing stringlights and sleigh bells.  As always, Little Branch have come up with some stunning seasonal trees which with a click can be changed to snowy boughs and leaves, their sim is well worth a visit to add to your winter landscaping.

I fiddled around on the Black Dragon viewer which I’m getting more into now, making up my own Windlights for various effects.  You certainly can build depth into your photography with all the bells & whistles of that viewer.  Perseverance pays off 🙂

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Here’s copious details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Granola, Little Branch
Others:- JIAN, Mushilu, anc Ltd., Apple Fall, Barnesworth Anubis, Dysfunctionality, HEXtraordinary, Soy.
Events:- Tannenbaum, Prism Events, Uber
Viewer: Black Dragon

*NB – all pieces have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Granola., currently at Tannenbaum
The Frostine Sleigh – Red Tartan – PG – LI 15 – Singles Menus for ladies and gents plus a Couples Menu for this version! Lights and sleigh bells on the front, it’s a really pretty sleigh. There are also versions with Grey Tartan and Yellow Tartan seats and Adult versions of same if required. Seats 2 avatars and includes ALL BENTO animations.
PG:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
ADULT:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
13 Adult Animations.

Little Branch, currently at Uber Event
RedBud Tree – realistic foliage which is gently animated and has a 4-Season HUD (mine are on Winter) – LI 3 at this size but can go much larger. Looks good from all angles and these are definitely at different angles to get the best effect.

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JIAN, currently at Uber Event
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Walk High – LI 2 – 8 frames and you can name him/her
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Stand – LI 4 – 8 frames and you can name him/her

SAYO, currently at Tannenbaum
PineWood Collection – Branch Wreath – LI 3 – Colour HUD

SAVAGE
MINERVA’S ANTLERS EXCLUSIVE EDITION
Normally, you’d wear these beauties!
LI 8 when rezzed, also has a handy resizer

anc Ltd., currently at Uber Event
-Garden- by anc “Narcissus” field LI 2 (white x pink)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Row – LI 2 – with comprehensive texture changer

HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Robin Redbreast Perching (Wear or Rez) – very cute! He’s only LI 3 here and bounces up and down on his perch (or your shoulder). Copy & resizer

Soy.
Soy. Snow covered woods [Wood-A] – LI 2
Soy. Mini Igloo Lantern [Type-B] – LI 2 – click flame on/off

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Lake/Loch 1 Mushilu – LI 1 (reduced from default)
Rock 2. Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Rock 4.Mushilu 1 – LI 1
Snow Floor 1.Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Formation1. Mushilu – LI 1

Barnesworth Anubis [BA]
Pieces from the Snow Kit set
[ba] snow kit – wall drift – LI 1
[ba] snow kit – stair drift – LI 1

Apple Fall
Pieces from the Hartley Fencing Set (available in 4 textures)
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Wide – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Post – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Gate – Wood – LI 7 – gate opens and closes on touch

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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POSH with a capital Tea

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It’s been a while since I did a dining table scene but I just couldn’t resist this set from Fancy Decor which I mixed with a previous set so we all had some cakes. After all, what is life without the delights of cake?

The cranes insisted on being in the picture because they matched the furniture rather well and were also going on about pops of colour in their red crowns – I really didn’t know that they were so fashion oriented. After a while I wasn’t listening because I was too busy concentrating on the petit fours and wondering how many petit fours it takes to get to twenty or so and whether I’d be feeling slightly sea sick by that time or not.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today, and where to get them:-

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, unKindness, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Dahlia, Soy., Vespertine

*All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Fancy Decor
“Blythe Collection”, currently at UBER to September 22nd

You get the Dining Table and Bench with cushions, a choice of 4 place settings where the plates are combinations of white and black, choices of empty and full short glass and water glass, bowl of lemons and bowl of limes, double candlesticks, decanter, dome candle and pitcher
Small pieces are between 1 to 2 Land Impact each, Table is LI 2, Bench is LI 6 and takes up to 3 avatars. It has General and Dining animation Menus with attachable props.

Also pieces from the “Silver hors d’oeuvres” gacha Collection
Two tiered Dessert tray, Plate with Snacks, Napkins, Cake. All between 1 – 2 Land Impact each with Permissions of Transfer & Modify.

TLC Home Collection
Red-Crowned Crane – animated crane, his head moves around (and he goes on endlessly about Fashion – you have been warned) – LI 2

unKindness
From the Contemporary Garden Sets – these are so useful and I use them a lot!
uK – Contemporary Fence Pergola Brown – LI 6

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Dahlia – Tenerife Lanterns – Double Gold/Clear – LI 4

Soy. – Green Plants Wall Panel – LI 2
Currently at Collabor88 to September 6th

Vespertine
{vespertine} – mossy pebble pathway / centre mosaic – LI 9
{vespertine} – mossy pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 2

The jade decorative panels are by Calm. Designs but I’m not sure if they are still running as there’s no Inworld or Marketplace store to visit. It’s a shame as I really liked their products.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Bathroom Blitz

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If you’re fed up with the hot summer conditions, here’s a skybox which has winter on its mind!  It’s a Group Gift from FOURTH WALL and called the Winter’s Abode Skybox.  I’ve made a scene near one of the windows with the help of Percy the Puffin who much prefers a steamy shower to the snowy conditions outside.

Winter’s Abode is a small studio skybox apartment that mixes together a clean, modern style with the traditional warm woods of a cabin. It’s only L$99 to join the VIP Group, so basically you get a skybox for a daft amount and even less if you’re a group member already.

There is a main room with a half divider in wood, the ceiling here has a pleasant, cosy rafter area and a sloped wooden section down to four wall height windows at the front. When you don’t have the outdoor scene up, you get a lot of light through these. The main room leads off into another more private area reached by a single step and this has no windows and is lit by copious industrial style ceiling lights above.  Here’s your slide screen featuring some photos using the lounger and puffin to get a sense of scale.  Well that was Percy’s excuse to model anyway!

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Here’s full details of all the Home & Garden pieces I used in the scene today, and where to get them:-

Sponsors:- FOURTH WALL, Serenity Style, KraftWork, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Dust Bunny, Apt. B

  • All products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Serenity Style
a) Serenity Style- Harter Suit Stand – LI 3

At August PocketShop (HUD 1.2)
b) Capriccio Sink Set
Serenity Style-Capriccio Mirror – LI 2
Serenity Style-Capriccio Sink – LI 6 – washing hands animation
Serenity Style-Capriccio Plant – LI 3
Serenity Style-Capriccio Soaps – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
From Puffin Island – includes birds and rocky island habitat
TLC animated Puffin – LI 1

KraftWork
KraftWork Polygonal Frame – LI 1 (altered down for size here but will hold the LI 1 at larger sizes) Has HUD for various colours plus a rainbow texture. A beautiful piece of artwork!

FOURTH WALL
Marketplace Store

a) [FOURTH WALL] Industrial Shower [Adult and PG versions available]
LI 5. Materials enabled, best viewed with advanced lighting switched on in your graphics settings. Quality water and steam particles add realism to your choice of a hot or cold shower. Majority of the animations are Bento with a few extras to add variety.

Using the shower is simple. Just click the button to the right on the base wall and choose between a hot or cold shower from the pop-up menu. If you’re not seeing any particles, please check that your Max. particle count hasn’t been set to 0 in your graphics settings.

b) [FOURTH WALL] Metal Wire Marble Table (Light) – LI 1
(also available in Dark and Gold versions)
[FOURTH WALL] Wired Sun Lounger (Light Metal) – LI 6
(matching versions to the table)

c) [FOURTH WALL] Hanging Towel Rack – LI 1 – comes Free with the Shower!

d) [FOURTH WALL] Winter’s Abode Skybox (with outdoor scene) – LI 30
Comes without the outdoor scene as well – LI 29

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Dust Bunny
dust bunny . potted dragon tree – LI 3

Apt B
Apt B // Zebra Hide Rug – LI 4

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Not just at Sea

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Albatrosses are large seabirds that range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. They are reputed to spend much of their lives at sea, only seeking land for breeding purposes. But is that always true? The title of this scene is called, “Not just at Sea”. Make up your own mind!

In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (1798), an albatross starts to follow a ship, which would generally be considered good fortune. However, the mariner shoots the bird with a crossbow and brings a terrible curse on the ship and its crew. The albatross is hung around the mariner’s neck by the crew to symbolise his guilt. Thus, this innocent seabird can be both an omen of good or bad luck, as well as a metaphor for a burden to be carried as a penance.

The gorgeous fountain is from also Known as, and it’s currently at Enchantment. I do urge you to visit this themed Event, it’s full of wonderment and products to do with the fairy tale, “The Frog Prince”.

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Here’s full details of all the Home & Garden pieces I used in the scene today and where to get them:-

*All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Sponsors:- also Known as, Little Branch, Granola., TLC Home Collection, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- MADRAS, Apple Fall, Dust Bunny, GOOSE

also Known as, currently at Enchantment to August 31st
Zora Fountain – LI 7 – 2 texture changes for the metal, gently circulating water which is very restful

Little Branch
LB_Swamp Oak Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 2 at this size, can go much bigger
Seasons are:- Summer, Autumn 1, Autumn 2, Winter, Spring – there’ s some lovely golden textures in these variations
LB_Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-A – LI 2

Granola., currently at August FaMESHed
Granola. – Antique Painted Door. Red Sm. – LI 7 (slightly bigger than default)
The Antique Painted Doors are available in 4 painted colours
Each pack includes 2 starter sizes
Large version – 10 LI
Small version – 6 LI
The FatPack includes all 4 colours PLUS an additional distressed version exclusive to the FatPack

TLC Home Collection, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to August 25th
Albatross Island Set – which is a complete habitat of rocky island and animated Albatrosses in various poses, you can set the radius of the hovering chap.
TLC Albatross [Standing] – LI 2
TLC Albatross [Hovering] – LI 4

[ zerkalo ], currently at Shiny Shabby, just started
Pieces from the Old Garden Set which is a Copy & Modify set (not a gacha)
[ zerkalo ] Old Garden – Barrel – PG – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Old Garden – Water Pump – PG (Single) – LI 4
(also Adult maturity available)
Consists of Barrel, Cart, Sink, Water Pump

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MADRAS
Tiffany Flower Jar Decor – LI 3 at this size (from July PocketGacha)

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . dreamy outing . picnic basket . natural – LI 4
dust bunny . dreamy outing . fruit board – LI 1

GOOSE, currently at ULTRA
GOOSE – Retro Beats radio- red – LI 1 – has 11 stations ready for use

Apple Fall
Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall – LI 5 – texture change for regular and snow covered

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

For the Birds

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The geese think this pool is exclusively for them.   Thanks, TLC Home Collection!

The Canada Goose is a large, wild species native to Arctic and temperate regions of North America. Its migration occasionally reaches North Europe, and it has been introduced to the UK, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands. They are able to establish colonies in urban and cultivated areas with little trouble – so no wonder they have taken over the pool 🙂

In the background, I’m grateful for the shade of Little Branch’s latest offering – the Tulip Tree. It rezs instantly and has zero lag. There’s landscaping extras in the pack, see details below.

The Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is a vigorous deciduous tree with pleasing lobed leaves and green & orange tulip shaped flowers in summer. The leaves turn butter yellow in the autumn. It is a part of the Magnolia family. You’ll find these growing in Eastern North America. The tallest the tree will reach is 12 metres and it takes between 20 – 50 years to achieve this height. The Tulip Tree is low maintenance and generally pest and disease free which makes it a popular architectural and garden tree.

Fortunately, the geese are not interested in my brand new pool furniture by Granola. I really love this set, it’s so elegant and well made. The animations are thoughtful, too. You don’t always find that in furniture.

Lots of the décor, including the tea set and fruit bowl, is from a wonderful new gacha by 22769, and you’ll find that at The Arcade, if you can get in. If you like this set, it is exclusive to Arcade and will be retired afterwards, so get on the machine asap.

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Here’s full details of all the Home & Garden products I used today:-

Little Branch, currently at June FaMESHed
1. The Tulip Tree
The tree as sized in the picture is LI 6
4-season – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter
Gently animated as if branches are moving in a breeze

Pack also contains low LI Hill in summer and winter
Snakeweed animated summer A and B versions – LI 2
Grass V4 animated – LI 5
All Copy & Modify

2. Bouton d’or Orange {Rounded Flower Field} – LI 7 – Copy & Modify – Mainstore

Granola., currently at June FaMESHed
“June’s Poolside Set”

a) Lounger – Version 2 PRINT RED – LI 5 (PG & Adult versions)
The lounger has print and plain versions in orange, green, red, yellow and black
Animations –
7 Single Female Sits, 4 Single Male Sits and some mirror options for males (1 Bento sit in female and in male options)
11 Cuddles (Mostly all Bento)
PLUS the Adult has 13 intimate (all Bento) animations and sequence options

Granola. uses poses from RNP and Kabuki.

b) June’s Pedestal Table. Lt. – LI 1
The table has dark and light versions

c) June’s Tropical Sunset Beverage. – LI 2

d) June’s String Lights. Gold. – LI 5
The String lights have versions in black, gold and silver

TLC Home Collection
From Canadian Geese FatPack
Canadian Goose – swimming – LI 2
Canadian Gosling – simming – LI 1
Set their radius and connect the goslings to the parent so they don’t get lost

22769, currently at June ARCADE
Au Bord Du Lac
a) 22769 – Bowl with Fruits – COMMON – LI 1
b) 22769 – Tea Tray – COMMON – LI 1
c) 22769 – Magazines – COMMON – LI 1
d) 22769 – Floor Vases – COMMON – LI 1
e) 22769 – Potted Banana tree – COMMON – LI 1

Serenity Style
Duke Retro Radio Yellow – LI 3 – gacha Modify

Astralia – Tropical pool (Sky) animated – LI 261 (some parts derendered in the picture) – Copy only
This is a prim heavy pool but it looks so good! It also contains assorted flora, animated water and poses and you don’t need much else.

Cheeky Pea
Tropical Flamingo Planter – modified for colour on the metal – LI 2 – Copy & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Meerkat Holiday

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The Meerkat family are holidaying at a green oasis, it makes a change from their usual desert prairie land! Also featuring lots of products from the inaugural round of Illuminate.

I really loved the {LORE} Spring Garden Nook, it has a lot of texture changes which make a big difference to the overall look. Here, I was using the gray stone, dark ivy and dark vines. Lucas Lameth has come up with three garden décor products which are absolutely beautiful and I used the Whispering Ginkgo around the windows of the nook. I’ve also used some of Raindale‘s romantic gacha – Littlevale. It includes a lot of lighting options made up in flowers and lanterns – they’ll be really useful for garden décor – and the old fountain overgrown with vegetation is a delightful focal piece.

Little Branch‘s tree is the Wild Linden which I have modified to be fairly small here but you can resize it a lot and the Land Impact is only 12 at the largest size which is huge. Another name for this tree is the Lime or Basswood and when in bloom its flowers will fill the air with beautiful aroma. You can make linden flower tea, it’s delicious. As a herb the linden blossom is a diaphoretic that makes you ‘sweat’ out fevers, infusions of freshly picked linden blossom are calming and soothing. Some of these older trees have become healing shrines over time and places of pilgrimage where they are known as “Mary Trees”. The heart shaped leaf has also been linked with love and when two people wanted to get married in the old days, they simply pressed their thumbs against a linden trunk with the whole community in circle around them, then they were considered married.

TLC Home Collection has all those cute meerkats and more in a gacha, find them over at ULTRA new round. If you use them in a more natural environment there’s also a couple of meerkat babies in a sand burrow that are equally enchanting. The little robin you’ll find at the mainstore.

Don’t forget – ULTRA and Illuminate are on the same sim, opposite to each other, so you can do all your shopping at once!

Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today, in detail:-

Products at Illuminate

1.{LORE}  – Spring Garden Nook – LI 7 – C/M – seats 3 with singles and couples animations – also texture change for stone – mossy, gray, brown and dark stone plus Ivy – light, dark and none, plus Vines – light, dark and bark

2. Lucas Lameth
Sculptures in Black Iron, Gold, Silver Bronze
(luc) Whispering Ginkgo, Bronze/Wall – LI 5
(luc) Elegant Crane V2, Black Iron – LI 1
(luc) Dandelion Thistle Sculpture, Iron (Low LoD, Less LI) – LI 3
All Copy/Modify

3. Little Branch
LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh – animated grass – LI 5
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-B – LI 2
LB_Hill-v1{Low Li} – LI 1
LB_WildLindenTree.v1{Animated}4Seasons – LI 3 – LI 12 depending on size – mine was small at LI 3 – choose from Fall 1, Fall 2, Winter, Spring, Spring 2, Summer seasons via HUD
All Copy/Modify

4. MAD MATCH
Cloverfield with ladybirds – LI 1
Set also includes single clover with ladybird and single clover with stem and ladybird

5. Moss&Mink
These are the plant pots from a set of décor by Moss&Mink that also includes a very comfy snuggle bed in PG and Adult plus room divider in black and white
{moss&mink} Plant – Palm (Black) – LI 1 – C/M – tinted by me!
{moss&mink} Plant – Ficus (Black) – LI 1 – C/M
Cloverfield with ladybirds – LI 1

6. Granola.
These are the tulip jugs from a lovely set with has dining table, chair, tulip centre pieces and the jugs.

7. Raindale
Littlevale gacha
Raindale – Littlevale flower pots – LI 1
Blue and Yellow Flower Lamps – with and without hanging chain – LI 1
Blue and Yellow Flower Lanterns – sets of 2 – LI 1 each
Raindale – Littlevale flowerbed fountain – LI 4
Raindale – Littlevale tabouret with flower – LI 1
Raindale – Littlevale ladder with lights – LI 2, modified

Other Home & Garden products:-

!Deelish-ous Designs

Fairy Flower Meadow Blues – LI 3 – Transfer/Modify so be careful when you place it and pick it up, you’ve only got one of these little beauties!

TLC Home Collection,
Robin _standing – LI 1 – from Songbirds Collection
TLC Butterfly Watering Can – LI 2
Animated Meerkat Collection – gacha, currently at ULTRA

3 Rares and 9 Commons to collect!
1_TLC Meerkat Adult Lookout_RARE
2_TLC Meerkat Pup Inspecting_RARE
3_TLC Meerkat Adult Nursing_RARE
7_TLC Meerkat Pups Playing_Common
9_TLC Meerkat Pup Looking up_Common
10_TLC Meerkat Adult Sunbathing_Common

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

A Very Posh Picnic

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For when you want to dine out in style! And it’s not just for the birds and the fairies but it’s for everyone to enjoy. I’m featuring sets from Fancy Decor, Little Branch and unKindness today.

All the splendidly comfortable furniture is from the Cozy Day set by unKindness and that’s currently at Collabor88. There’s a lot of variations in this squeezable set which is for singles and couples to lounge around on nicely. Fancy Decor came up with the Hors d’oeuvre Silver Collection which will be shortly available at March Arcade. I’m showing most of it here but there are two additional pieces of buffet tables with fancy glass and fretwork panels at the front. They are thoughtfully provided by designer, Jake, for those of us who prefer to eat indoors! The gorgeous flowers are a Hello Tuesday bargain by Little Branch – all sorts of Bouton ‘dor flower fields which are a speciality of theirs. The bargain will last until Sunday 4th March and then they’ll be on Marketplace and at the Mainstore.

The diners are various birdies from TLC Home Collection, all animated and some of them will even sing. TLC make the best birds in SL® if you ask me! Then there’s a couple of very cute fairies who have flown in from Serenity Style and these were in December Lootbox.

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today in detail:-

Little Branch – Bouton ‘dor FatPack
Hello Tuesday satellite store (50% off until Sunday 4th March)
Each flower field is LI 7 at the default size, Copy/Modify – FatPack – flower field and rounded flower field in Lavender, Orange, Pink and Yellow

Fancy Decor – Silver Hors d’oeuvre Collection gacha for The Arcade – starts March 1st

uKindness – C88 – Cozy Day Set – currently at Collabor88
uK – Cozy Day Double Cush w Blanket v1 – LI 5 – Copy/Modify
uK – Cozy Day Coffee Table – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
uK – Cozy Day Double Cush w Back v2 – LI 3 – Copy/Modify
uK – Cozy Day Single Cushion – LI 2
uK – Cozy Day Single Cush w Blanket v2 – LI 4
uK – Cozy Day Book Stack – LI 1
(Double cushions have relaxing solo sits and couple cuddles animations)

TLC Home Collection – animated birds
TLC Waxwing Standing_touch for sound on/off – LI 1
TLC American Goldfinch – LI 1
TLC European Goldfinch – LI 1
TLC American Robin – LI 1

Serenity Style – Danna Fairies gacha (was December 2017 Lootbox)
Serenity Style- Danna Fairy Sit Pink – LI 1
Serenity Style- Danna Fairy Sit Lilac – LI 1

Cheers m’dears 🙂