Jan 142017
 

– No mesh body or body parts required. This one works for classic avatars!
– No spend look. Completely free!

Hi, peeps!

Today I’ve got a new De-Noob for Nowt for you, and it all comes from a single massive box of stuff from Ydea at the Free Dove (as well as a couple of bits you’ve already got in your inventory). You’ll find it on the end of one of the women’s clothing sections, and it contains a ridiculously-large number of boxed outfits. Most of these outfits are pretty old now (clothing layer dresses with prim skirt pieces, etc) but dig through them and you’ll find some nice little gems that you can add to your wardrobe, including footwear, a skin, and various clothing layer items that you can team up with more modern mesh items. And yes, it also contains mesh items, too! I’ve always advocated mixing and matching, and not just wearing everything in an outfit box, so here’s a good chance to do that. Think of it as diving into a thrift store and seeing what you can come out with!

If you want this particular look, open the boxes for the outfits ‘Desy,’ Amanda, and ‘Vera’. I’m going to keep this post fairly simple, as all the info you need about what comes from each outfit is on the pics themselves :)

The shirt is a mesh item and you get standard sizing for that. The jeans are good old clothing layers. And that’s such a pretty skin; I was really pleased to find it in there!

One of the hardest things to find high quality mesh freebies of (unless you know where to look) can be hair. But did you know that everyone starts Second Life with lots of great hair already? And skins, and modifiable shapes, and eyes, too. Just try on some of the ‘classic’ default avatars (look for the ‘avatar’ toolbar button in your viewer; if you don’t have it, then right-click on the toolbar buttons that you do see, click ‘toolbar buttons’ in the menu, and then drag the avatar button from the new popup window anywhere onto one of the lower or side toolbars of the viewer). You need to wear each avatar once to copy it into your main inventory (it will go into your Body Parts folder) and from there you can pick and choose what you wear from it. You even get an AO, or Animation Overrider, to get rid of that horrible waddling ‘duckwalk’.

Here, Mar is wearing the hair from the ‘Carla’ avatar and the eyes from the ‘Elizabeth’ avatar:

And here’s a back view showing the cute-as-a-button bottom pocket decals of the jeans, as well as the shimmery boot heels. (You need to see those in-world to see what I mean!)

Jan 062017
 

Hi, peeps!

Today I’m trialling something new on the blog. I’ve been debating how to handle the mesh body vs classic avatar conundrum, and I’ve come up with what I hope will be a good solution. Tags are all well and good, but I don’t have a visible tag cloud on the blog, so I thought it would be a good idea to put the requirements for each post in coloured text or images at the top of the post. I’ll put both in this post, so you can see how it looks. Let me know which you prefer!

The text-only version –

– No mesh body or body parts required. This one works for classic avatars!
– No spend look. Completely free!

The image version (I may change these to be smaller and less obtrusive) –

Now that’s out of the way…

Today we’re going Goth, because I like to choose a theme sometimes and see what I can do with it. We’re visiting three places:

The Free Dove
Shop FreeStyle
[email protected] mainstore

First up: The Free Dove. Mar picked up this cute little velvet dress and tights set by Stellar in the women’s clothing section there. And in the women’s footwear section, she found these colour-change (soles and straps) boots by [email protected] The bracelets (also by [email protected]) are at Shop FreeStyle.

The awesome (and a bit scary; no picking your nose or scratching your bum with these on!) nails are by Gorgeous Dolls, and are in the accessories section of The Free Dove. The ring can be found in the ‘freebie TV’ in front of the freebie wall at the [email protected] mainstore. (I tinted the gemstone a bit more purple, to match the outfit.)

As well as being scarily sharp and long, the nails also come with an amazing HUD. You can colour each nail individually by clicking it on the HUD, and there are tons of options to choose from. Here’s a screenshot of the HUD itself:

The necklace is a freebie from Edenia on Marketplace. It’s tintable (it’s black when you buy it, but edit it and you can change it to any colour) and really easy to resize using the manual sizing tools. The lipstick is from a huge pack of freebie lippies by 7 Deadly s{K}ins at The Free Dove.

You’ll find the curly lashes (by BKB) on the second floor at Shop FreeStyle. Look for the orange upward-pointing arrow just inside the door to teleport to the second floor! The hair by Adoness is also there (although I didn’t make a note of which floor that was on – oops!)

Finally, the skin is by Avi-Glam and can be found in the skins section at The Free Dove. Please note that the purple eyeshadow is not included with this skin! I’d originally planned to blog that, too, since I picked it up in a hunt gift at The Free Dove, but when I went back there – just hours later! – the hunt items had been removed. It turned out that was a leftover from the December hunt!

Total spend: Nothing! This look is completely free :)