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Good grief. Both this blog and the main one are being hit hard by comment spammers. Usually, Askimet catches on average one or two a day at most. Since the weekend just gone that has shot up to around 10 – 15 per day. That’s an astounding amount. I know that, fairly recently, several large botnet groups were shut down; looks like a bunch of new ones has sprung up to fill their place. The closed-down ones were mainly email spammers, but this level of comment spam is on a par with those.

Thankfully, WordPress has excellent Askimet protection, so none of them have made it through to the blogs yet.

Mar has put together the snuggliest winter outfit ever, and it all happened because of a pair of boots.

They’re the Kimiko Urban High Heel Boots from Dirty Lynx, which she found while browsing footwear on SL Marketplace (never a good idea if you want your L$ balance to remain healthy, by the way…). Once she had those boots on her feet, an outfit had to be built around them.

The first thing to spring to mind was the Warm Sweater in Dust from Aitui (whose 60L$ sale on all female clothing items was still ongoing the last time Mar popped over there). The skirt is from the free Bridget dress set by Elate!, offered at the Gnubie Store. Leggings are the TDR Basics Leggings Brown 2 from Tee*fy: a past Dressing Room item, and the belt is the Low Waist Leather Belt (black/gold) from one of my favourite little stores: Chuculet.

Earrings are the Oversized Hoops in gold, from Baubles (great basics, those!) and the hair is Seth in Almost Goth, from a recent LeLutka hunt prize (always grab the male freebies as well as the female ones, ladies; often they’re just as wearable!) Finally, Mar’s skin is the stunning Castalia Vampire skin from Glam Affair: another recent Dressing Room offering, and her eyes are the blue Zbilja ones from Exodi’s discount room.

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I’m in the middle of proof-reading a huge, screencapped inventory management post on the main blog, and my website is glitching, so the images keep showing and then not showing. I can’t publish the damn thing until the website settles down! Argh!

Or so went the tagline for Dairy Milk chocolate: a glass and a half of milk in every bar, and since Mar’s all in cream today it seemed like a fitting title for this post.

Today was a shoe-splurging day. R2 released their new Pumehana boots, and having teleported over to check out the half price offers inside the doorway for three bright colours with added detail (and, erm, buying all three) Mar then meandered inside and splurged on three of the leather pairs inside: black, white, and ivory.

The dress is the simple and yet lovely L$10 Greene one from the Beauty Avatar Couture/Glam Affair Discount Room (find it directly in front of you on the wall at the top of the stairs, high up). Hair is the lovely Tracy from Calico Ingmann’s Red Seal Hunt prize, and skin is Tuli’s Tanya. Mar’s eyes are the blue Promise ones that MADesigns gave as a group gift a few weeks ago, and her bracelet is an old Earth Jewel gift. Finally, her earrings are her favourites from Ticky Tacky: Marta Takes A Holiday – Greece.

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I’m loving these blue CellFrame Glasses sent out to the Peppermint Blue Subscribe-O-Matic members a few days ago. Mar’s wearing the version with the tiny sapphire detail here.

Her skin is a current offer from Dekade at The Dressing Room Blue: the Dahlia Sunkissed skin. Gorgeous lippy on this one, and it works beautifully with all kinds of lashes (which, obviously because of the glasses, Mar couldn’t wear).

Matching up the blue, Mar opted for the Under the Boardwalk earrings and bangle set from Ticky Tacky, and Sn@tch’s Fling Top in blue. The look is completed with Zaara’s fabby basic Jeans Blue (slouchy version) and Kalnins’ Plastique shoes, together with Uncleweb’s Reed hair and MADesigns Promise Eyes in blue.

Shoe Fair. Hair Fair. Clothing Fair. Skin Fair. Etc etc.

How can I always tell when one of the myriad SL Fairs is underway? Simple: ARC and lag suddenly hit the search terms on the main blog. Normally I’ll get maybe one or two search queries per month about ARC and lag, but this is from just since Hair Fair began a couple of days ago:

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