Mar

I love Second Life with a passion. Finding freebies and cheapies, and helping newbies are all things that have given me a lot of enjoyment over the years I've been in-world.

Free Dove Feature: Rebel Hope dress – Get your rock chick on!

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Sep 012018
 

– Dress fits both mesh and system bodies. Shoes for mesh bodies only.
– Dress, necklace, eyeshadow all free. Group join fee for hair. 7 seas fishing rod needed for boots & lipstick.

Hi peeps!

Just a quickie Free Dove Feature today, and it’s a rock chick look that I abso-flippin’-lutely LOVE!

The dress is a fantastic freebie from Rebel Hope at The Free Dove. It comes with a 10-colour HUD for the dress and 4 metal options. Including fits for Maitreya, Slink Physique and Hourglass, Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus, as well as Standard Sizing, this is a hot one for mesh and system bodies alike. (I’ll leave you to discover the stunning back view of it!)

Mar’s eyeshadow is the freebie ‘Wytch’ tester by Alaskametro. You can find it for Catwa and Lelutka heads, as well as system tattoo layers here on Marketplace. Mar’s lipstick is from the current ‘Fish for This’ outfit at [email protected]. This comes with system tattoos and an omega applier. You’ll need a 7 Seas fishing rod (which you can buy outside the [email protected] store) to get the entire Fish for This outfit. There’s a new outfit every two weeks, released on a Wednesday.

Speaking of that Fish for This outfit, these are the amazing boots that are also part of it! These come in fits for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and Tonic.

Have you bought a mesh body but not yet made the plunge with a mesh head? You might be struggling to match or hide your skin tones at the neck, but I’ve got the perfect solution for you! This lovely little choker from Ezmerelda is absolutely free at The Free Dove, and it can be resized to fit any mesh body. No more visible neck seams!

The pricey item in this look is the hair by Sintiklia. It’s one of the many group gifts on the wall in the store, and it comes with four ways to wear it (via a styling HUD) and a fabby 12-colour HUD. The Sintiklia group costs L$250 to join, but it’s so worth it. Group gifts galore, plus lucky letter boards as well!

Here’s a pic of the current group gifts. They all contain full fatpacks:

And here are the current lucky letter boards:

 

Free Dove Feature: FurtaCor dress & heels

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Jul 152018
 

– Mesh body parts required for the dress & shoes
– Dress & shoes are free. 50L for skin, group join fees for hair & jewellery

Hi peeps!

Here’s another Free Dove feature for you, with a gorgeous texture-change dress and shoes from FurtaCor. I love this, because there are so many mix-n-match options for plain colours and patterns between the main body of the dress, its drapey section (totally a word, and totally because I can’t think of the proper word!) and the shoes.

You’ll find the dress at The Free Dove. You’ll need to be in the (free-to-join) Free Dove group, and to have the ‘Blessed by a Dove’ group tag active when you click in order to get the item.

The dress is rigged for Maitreya, Slink Physique & Hourglass, and TMP bodies, while the shoes are rigged for Maitreya, Slink, and TMP. Mar’s opted for the pretty red floral option here, but as you can see from the HUD you can chop and change multiple options, so you can have a plain-colour dress, a patterned dress, patterned dress with plain drape, and plain dress with patterned drape. You can also have plain or pattern on the shoes. I love outfits that come with this much customisability! (I’m really doing well with the new words here, aren’t I? lol!)

Gotta just show the fabby shoes as well. I really love this style!

Moving on to the skin, and this gorge ‘Dreams’ Omega applier (for both face and body) is a 50L offer by 7 Deadly Skins. It comes with the red lipstick already on it, and it was initially put out for July 4th, but it’s still on the desk in the mainstore, so if you want it, hurry over there to pick it up! (Guys, you’ll also find a completely FREE shape for the Akeruka ‘Leon’ head that was recently a free gift on the desk, so if you have that head, that’s one you might want to pick up, too.)

Mar’s eyeshadow is another lovely freebie tester by alaskametro. This one’s the ‘Soiree’ version (Marketplace links to: Lelutka, Catwa, and Omega versions). Alaska is so incredibly generous to offer one shade of each of her makeups absolutely free, as wearable testers.

Mar’s hair is the July group gift from Truth. As I’ve mentioned several times before, if you can stump up the L$350 join fee for the Truth VIP group, it is SO worth it! Every month you’ll get a full fatpack – usually including a styling HUD for even more options! – of Truth’s gorgeous hair. This lovely ‘Gwen’ style has options for a braid, flowers, or nothing around the pulled-back loose bun, as well as many different options for the bangs/fringe and little wispy bits.

Finally, another group with a join fee is Kunglers Fashion Design. For the L$50 join fee this month you’ll get this beautiful jewellery set. The ‘Dalva’ rings come with gem options for crystal, topaz, and tourmaline, and the ‘Jeska’ earrings come with gem options for quartz, topaz, tourmaline, and obsidian.

Free Dove Feature: Lurve dress

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Jun 232018
 

– Mesh feet required for the shoes. The dress is for both mesh and system avatars.
– Mostly free! (50L for necklace, 99L for shoes)

Hi peeps!

The second Free Dove Feature for today is this lovely, leg-revealing dress from Lurve. It comes with fitmesh fits for: Maitreya, Slink (Physique & Hourglass), Belleza, TMP, and Standard Sizing for classic avatars. The ‘partial pants’ have appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega, an installer for TMP, and system clothing pants. The dress also comes with a pretty 4-strand pink pearl necklace, but Mar opted for something a bit different. More on that in a minute!

Mar has teamed it with the stunning ‘Harmony’ hair in platinum from the current [email protected] ‘Fish for This’ outfit (this round closes on Wednesday 27th June, so if you want it, get busy fishing! Info on how to fish can be found in this post) and the L$99 ‘Giada’ heels from KC Couture (Marketplace link) for Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and TMP. As with so many KC Couture shoes, you get a huge colour-change HUD for all the different sections of the shoes.

The necklace Mar is wearing is the oh-so-lovely L$50 ‘Heart Charm Necklace’ from Bowtique (Marketplace link). You get a HUD containing 20 colour options each for the ribbon and the heart charm, plus 5 metals. As an added bonus, the whole thing can be edited, so you can select the white options and then tint the ribbon and heart to match your outfit!

Mar is wearing the free ‘Bali’ tester eyeshadow from Alaskametro (Marketplace link for Catwa and Lelutka appliers, plus system tattoo layer) which she’s blended on her Catwa head to show more of the pink and less of the gold, plus the free ‘Nurain’ Catwa lipstick applier from Essences (Marketplace link).

(Check out Alaskametro’s Marketplace store for more fabulous freebie testers! Just put tester in the search once you have her store page open.)

Free Dove Feature: Masoom dress

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Jun 232018
 

– Mesh body parts required for the clothing and footwear
– Absolutely free!

Hi peeps!

It’s the weekend, so I can log in and do some more Free Dove Features for you :) First up today is this lovely silky dress from Masoom. It’s available, absolutely free, at Free Dove in this single colour, and it contains fits for: Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, Belleza Isis, and TMP.

Mar has teamed it with some fab shoes from KC Couture (one of my favourite places for cheapie footwear) – the L$99 Calais Heels (Marketplace link). These have a 40-colour customisation HUD for each of the six sections of the shoes, so you have endless possibilities for matching any outfit that you have on!

Mar’s hair is ‘Jordy’ from [email protected] (not free) and her eyeshadow is from a free tester by !Musa! (which I blogged about here). Her lippy is the big spendy item in this post. I saw these (Catwa-only) Queen Lipsticks from Envious’s ‘Hello Alice’ range at the Holiday Hop and Shop last year, and I fell in love with them. They’re out of the remit of this blog, at L$220, but if you love them as much as I do (the gradients are gorgeous, and they blend really nicely on the Catwa heads) then the Marketplace link is here.

Free Dove feature: Composer Girls outfit

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Jun 172018
 

– Mesh body parts required for the clothing and footwear
– Absolutely free!

Xanadu, your neon lights will shine for you, Xanaduuuuuu!

*cough*

Hi peeps!

Today’s Free Dove feature has me breaking out the Olivia Newton-John lyrics. (Or, as one much-loved old British radio broadcaster used to call her, Olivia Neutron-Bomb). It’s the ‘Xanadu’ outfit by Composer Girls Fashion, and it’s a fabulous total throwback to the 80s!

This outfit, while it has options for many different mesh bodies, can only be worn in totality on Maitreya Lara. That’s because the applier for the white tank only comes with a Maitreya option. However, there are plenty of other applier tops out there that you could use on other bodies, so don’t let that put you off! CORRECTION: Oops, my bad! When I was filing this outfit I noticed an Omega applier for the top, so you can wear it on other bodies, as long as you have the correct Omega relay for that body.

The rigging is as follows for this outfit:

Pants: Maitreya, Belleza (Venus, Freya, Isis), Slink (Physique, Hourglass)
Jacket: Maitreya, Belleza (Venus, Freya, Isis), Slink (Physique, Hourglass)
Shoes: Maitreya, Belleza, Slink
Tank applier: Maitreya only

You also get a necklace and bracelet, but those were so thin and fine they didn’t photograph too well for these pics. So, instead, Mar opted for this cute little heart choker from Chop Zuey at The Free Dove. And, finally, her hair is one of the styles by Sassitude at The Free Dove. The ‘Amie’ hair comes with a HUD containing 11 colour options.

A full Bento head for just L$150? (Part 2) – Guys, it’s your turn now!

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Jun 172018
 

Hi peeps!

Well boys, it’s time to get those skates on and leg it to the Akeruka store, because your free anniversary Bento mesh head gift has just been released, and it’s absolutely gorgeous!

This offer will only be open until 1st July 2018, so hurry up and grab it!

The Akeruka group costs L$150 to join (link here) and you need to be in the group and with your group tag active in order to get the head. Go to the Akeruka store (be warned: it’s going to be busy and laggy!) and cam inside the male heads section of the store. Just inside the entry you’ll see three big images on the wall. You want the one in the middle. It looks like this:

Right-click either the main image or one of the two small boxes beneath it, and pay it L$1. You will be refunded that money immediately and then you’ll be sent your free Bento mesh head! (The two small boxes are additional servers, which the store has put out so the main server doesn’t get overwhelmed. Only pay the server ONCE and then wait.)

This is a fantastic gift from Akeruka. The guys in SL get short shrift when it comes to finding cheap and free items, and Bento heads are no exception. The average Bento head costs around L$5000, so you’re getting an awesome bargain here.

And you don’t get just the head! Inside the folder you’ll find a plethora of things, from all the various customisation and animation HUDs (screenshots of those will be further down this post) to a fantastic pack of ALL the matching body appliers in Omega format, for Signature, Slink, and Belleza bodies – in both shaved and hairy versions. (And, since they’re Omega, they might work on other Omega-compatible bodies. I think the only reason they’re called ‘Omega – Signature’ etc is because the mapping of the bodies is slightly different, and so things like nipples and muscles may not be 100% in the right place on other bodies. Give them a try on your mesh body, though, and see which one – if any – works!)

The HUDs come with lots of extra options, including brows and hairbases, facial hair, and eyes (both human and catlike/animal). You even get guyliner and lipstick (so you can get your goth on!) and facial scars and tattoos. Some screenshots of the HUDs are below:

Mar’s male look for this post comes courtesy of Caligula and Polo Paul. While the Caligula items are a bit out of the usual L$75 remit for most clothing etc on this blog, they’re well worth it when you see the sheer amount of options available!

The jacket costs L$99 and comes in fits for Adam, Signature, Aesthetic, Slink, plus two fitmesh options and standard sizing (which can be worn with non-mesh bodies). Inside each pack – once you’ve opened the one you want, you’ll find the jacket with turtleneck comes in 12 colour options! The boots are also L$99 and come in fits for Adam, Signature, Aesthetic, Slink, TMP, and standard avatars. (They’re also all re-sizeable with a single click.) Once you’ve opened your shoes size of choice you’ll find 12 colours, each with two versions (one with tiny studs around the sole seam, and one without). And finally, the jeans are from an outfit by Polo Paul, at L$55, and the hair is a freebie fatpack at the Exile store.

The head also takes other Omega appliers (if you have the Akeruka Omega relay, which is available in the store for L$99). Here it is with the latest male group gift ‘Ake’ head and body Omega applier from 7 Deadly Skins (the group is L$225 to join)

Get pastel-pretty with this gift from Zibska!

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Jun 162018
 

– Mesh head required (Catwa, Lelutka, or any mesh head with its relevant Omega relay HUD)
– Zero-spend look – absolutely free!

Hi peeps!

Zib Scaggs of Zibska has put out another limited-time freebie at her store. This lovely Emese eye makeup comes with three HUDs: one each for Catwa, Lelutka, and Omega. And in each HUD you’ll find six colour options.

Head to the Zibska store and pick these up. You’ll find them on your right when you land, just at the landing point. But be quick: this is a limited time offer!

Go Loco for Coco! Tons of fabulous freebies available!

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Jun 162018
 

– Some items are for mesh bodies, others work for classic avatars. Look closely at each ad image to see what’s what!
– Absolutely free!

Hi peeps!

Have you checked out the Coco group and store yet? Well if you haven’t, you should! Cocoro Lemon is one of SL’s incredibly generous designers who puts out a whole wall full of fabulous freebies in her store. Mar has put together an outfit from just two of them.

This gorgeous backless knit dress has fits for Maitreya and both Slink Physique and Hourglass. It also uses the auto-alpha option of those mesh bodies’ HUDs, which saves a lot of fiddling around and clicking.

Add to that these stunning beige satin mules, with fits for the mid versions of Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza, and you have a lovely ready-to-go outfit from just one store!

Mar has finished her look off with some freebie hair by Charme at The Free Dove. This comes with a 13-colour HUD that lets you change the tone of the main hair as well as the streaks (click at the bottom corner of the HUD’s squares to change the streaks).

Here’s a back view of the dress. It may only come in one colour, but that colour reminds me of toffee. And now I’m flippin’ hungry! ;)

Here’s the full wall of gifts right now at Coco:

The Coco group is free to join, so have your group tag active, make your way to the Coco store, and go shopping for some great freebies!

Free Dove feature: Prism dress

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Jun 162018
 

– No mesh body parts required if you don’t have any. The dress and shoes have fits for both mesh bodies and classic avatars!
– Absolutely free!

Hi peeps!

Today’s Free Dove Feature is this lovely classic dress by Prism.

It comes with a 5-colour HUD, and it’s available in a bewilderingly-humongous number of mesh body fits. Deep breath: standard fitmesh sizing for classic avatars, Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus, Ebody, Slink Hourglass and Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy and Fine, and Maitreya. So you’re bound to find it will fit on you, no matter whether you’ve got a fully meshed-up bod, or you’re a vintage ‘classic’ gal!

Mar has teamed the dress with a gorgeous set of pumps by Baby Monkey, also at The Free Dove. These come in fits for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and for classic avatars. If you’re wearing mesh feet, you’ll need to use the ‘mid’ options for these shoes. The HUD comes with 10 classic autumnal and basic colours, so you’ll find a match to most things you’re wearing

Mar’s hair is another Free Dove item (in fact, everything except her mesh head and body is from there!) This lovely long style is by Firelight, who have several free mesh hairs at Free Dove. The HUD comes with 6 ‘full’ shades and 6 ‘wispy’ shades. And Mar’s earrings are from Lazuri at Free Dove, with 3 colours for the gems, and 5 colours for the metals.

Free Dove feature: Hilly Haalan dress

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Jun 152018
 

– Some mesh body parts required (for the heels) but the dress can be worn by classic avatars!
– Group join fee of L$350 required for the hair

Hi peeps!

There are some gorge new items out at The Free Dove, so I thought I’d take you through some of them over the next couple of weeks. I’m kicking off with this fantastic freebie dress from Hilly Haalan. It comes with a super-generous HUD containing 30 colours each for the skirt, top, and neck section:

The dress comes as a fitmesh version (which Mar is wearing here on her Maitreya body) as well as standard sizing and alpha layers, so it can be worn by both mesh avatars (using the alpha cuts on their mesh body HUD) and by classic avatars using the system body.

Mar has teamed the dress with the L$20 My Bloody Heels (Marketplace link) by Mirus. They come with a 6-texture HUD and contain heels rigged for Slink, Maitreya, and TMP.

Mar’s hair is the new VIP group gift from Truth. This group is SO worth the L$350 join fee! Every month (there or thereabouts) you’ll get a new hairstyle in a full fatpack of colours.

Lastly, a big spendy purchase that’s definitely not Nowt-y, but the Genus Project have just released the group-only beta version of their first Bento mesh head, called Genus. It’s available for L$3000 at the Genus Project mainstore, but you’ll need to be in the group (free to join – click here for the group link) and have your group tag active before you purchase in order to get it. The full priced head, when released, will be L$5500 (yes, I made a typo in the pic of Mar at the bottom of the post!) Remember to try the demo first!

This is a lovely head, whose skins match The Skinnery’s body appliers. You’ll get three tones in the beta version: bronze, (which Mar is wearing), ‘brownie’, and peach. The full head, once released, will contain all skintones. And, of course, everyone who purchased the beta version will receive a free upgrade to the full version.

The early access offer ends on Monday 18th June.