Apr 012017
 

Aaaand the second post from me today is a lovely group gifty skin and shape pack from Shine!

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

This pretty skin is part of a six-makeup pack of the ‘Amy’ skin in tan, which is a group gift right now at Shine. Join the Shine group (it’s free!) and head to the store, and you’ll find the group gift on the back wall. Just to your right – if you have a mesh body – you’ll also find appliers (all skin tones in one HUD) for most mesh bodies as well as Slink hands and feet, for just L$10 each. (The Slink body applier also works with hands and feet; the separate hands/feet appliers are for people who have those but don’t have the body.) As well as the six skins, you’ll also find in the folder a (no-modify) shape, lots of different freckle, cleavage, pubic hair, and teeth tattoos, and a brow shaper. Mar is wearing the shape and the ‘smokey’ makeup skin for this post.

Right now, due to the time constraints of a brand new small person in her life, Love Foxdale of Shine can’t devote the time that she would like to SL, and so she’s put out this gorgeous group gifty and is also hosting a sale at her store (all clothing items are 90% off!) while she decides whether to retain a small in-world store or move to Marketplace-only until she’s ready to return to SL on a more regular basis.

Thank you for the gift, Love, and enjoy every minute with your new precious baby girl. They grow up so fast!

Apr 012017
 

Sorry about the radio silence, peeps. Mar’s computer fall down go boom! I’m back up and running now, though, and – since it’s suddenly turned lovely and warm here in the UK – I’m bringing you a fabby little summer L$55 dress/bag/earrings/shoes combo bargain, plus some L$39 sunnies!

– Mesh body parts required
– Under L$100 for the whole look

The outfit is from one of my favourite new stores: Legendaire. Teleport in and look on the left wall, under the Fifty5 Thursday image, for this mesh Camille Maxi Dress. It comes with two texture-change HUDs: one with ten gorgeous summery prints, and one with five solid colours. Both top and skirt can be changed separately, which allows for tons of different looks!

You also get the bag, earrings, and shoes. These aren’t recolourable, but you get the bag with both an arm version (shown here) and a hand version. Both of these contain built-in animations.

You will need a mesh body to wear this dress, since it contains no alpha layers. The mesh body options it comes in are:

  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza Isis, Freya, and Venus

The shoes come in:

  • Slink High
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza

Mar’s sunnies are from the store opposite Legendaire: PopArt. (Just turn around when you’re at Legendaire, and PopArt is right in front of you.) This is a fantastic little place containing oodles of brilliant mesh items, and – as an added bonus – they currently have a 50% off sale running, so scoot over there and pick up some bargains! These Celine Sunglasses come in five colours: black, blue, pink, red, and white. Check out the (free-to-join) group, too. Lots of group gifts on the middle wall, including a cute-as-a-button holdable spring pupper!

Mar shot the above two pics at the gorgeous Bali Skybox location from ReBourne.

Edit: I had to get a pic with that adorable spring puppy from PopArt. Isn’t he a sweetie? (And yes, I only noticed I’d forgotten to remove Mar’s bra layer after I’d take these pics and logged out – lol!)

Feb 142017
 

– Partial mesh body or body parts required (for the shoes). Otherwise, this one works for classic avatars!
– Minimal spend look. Just L$10!

Hi, peeps!

Yesterday I visited Legendaire (mainly because of their gorgeous freebie gown at The Free Dove, which I loved so much I decided to check out the rest of their store) and I found a goldmine of cheapies and group gifts! I’m just showing you one cheapie today, which is perfect for a last-minute date night look for Valentine’s Day.

Rezzed out on the floor throughout the Legendaire store are several pink and black heart boxes, each costing L$10. They contain shoes, outfits, and even a couple of cute holdable pets. If you walk right through the store to the discount room, at the very back wall you’ll find the box that contains this Era Dress and Heels. This link should take you directly there (or at least give you a red arrow to follow and find the box.)

It comes with a HUD to change the dress into four different styles, as shown below:

I’ll be showing you some more of the goodies from Legendaire soon, but I have one last slinky gift to show in this post, and that’s a group gift from Amacci. It’s a sleek bun and hairbase set. You’ll need to join the Amacci group (it’s free to join; paste this link into chat and click it) and have your tag active as you click the group gift vendor. (Pick up the gorgeous heels available, too!)

This is a whopping fatpack available in all colours, and don’t forget that you can use those hairbases for other looks! (You can never have enough hairbases, I always say.)

Feb 102017
 

– No mesh body or body parts required. This one works for classic avatars!
– Also includes an all-in-one applier for: Slink, Belleza, Maitreya, and Omega
– Minimal spend look. Just L$1!

Hi, peeps!

Today I’ve got a luscious curvy shape for you, as well as cute-as-a-button pink hair, a lovely skin, and a slinky silky dress.

Isn’t that a super-sexy, curvaceous shape?! I’m completely in love with it, and it’s absolutely free! But before we get into that, I’m taking you to the Free Dove to pick up that slinky pink dress by Tiffany Designs, which is perfect for a hot Valentine date! (That link will give you a red arrow to follow, taking you directly to the dress’s location at the back of the store.)

The dress comes with tons of options, including clothing layers for classic avatars, an all-in-one applier for Slink, Maitreya, Belleza, and Omega, a mesh skirt piece (in several sizes), prim extras for those lovely floaty lace sections around the legs, and the pearl jewellery (necklace, bracelet, and stud earrings). Absolutely, bargainously free!

Next up, head to Marketplace to spend a measly L$1 on these shoes by Mayden Couture. They come with a pretty easy-to-use skin colour HUD, with presets to start you off and you can then fine-tune the shade to match your skin. An added bonus (especially for newbie girls who don’t have the money to spend on Slink feet) is that they come with sculpted feet. I know that Slink feet are gorgeous – heck, I own them! – but when you’re new to SL and don’t have the L$675 to spend on a pair of feet, you still want some nice heels. I noticed that, even at the Free Dove, most of the female shoes are now for Slink High feet, which is surprising. I would have thought to see a few more options for non-Slink wearers, especially since the Free Dove is all about helping newbies! I know that few people are really making shoes with included feet these days, but still… :(

And, finally, we’re heading to JStyle. This is the place you’ll need to join the group for.

NOTE: All of the JStyle groups send out a lot of notices (they tend to be multiple repeats of the same notice for several days, until a new notice comes out), so I strongly suggest that – if you stay in the group(s) – you disable group notices for each of them, and just check them manually once a week for new items.

The group is the JStyle Mesh Head group. (Don’t get as excited as I did, thinking you get a free mesh head!) You’ll need the group tag active, and once you’ve done that, click the box for the Mesh Head group gift on the desk just inside the store. Inside this box you’ll find that stunning curvy shape, the skin (complete with makeup – please note this is a system skin only. There are no appliers), the hair, a brow shaper, and an alpha layer to help you with the hair. Mar did need a hairbase under it, so she used the pink shade of Amacci’s free hairbase tattoo layers.

Another little note: This hair isn’t rigged 100% perfectly. I noticed that, when Mar moved her head, the hair sunk into her face a little on the right side. The hairbase tattoo made up for it, and since it’s absolutely free, it’s not anything to kick up a fuss about. I just like to warn my readers in advance, so make sure you get those hairbase tattoos to wear under the hair :)

If you’re up for joining another (free) group, you can pick up another lovely mesh hair in the store – just a little to the right. There are currently female and male mesh hairstyles absolutely free to members of the main JStyle group (again, very active, so disable group notices unless you want to be swamped!) Make sure you click the large images with the group tag active, not the smaller boxes underneath them.

Here’s a shot of the store and various locations:

On the left you can see the desk with the hair and skin etc gift in it. There’s a second gift of a pink mesh dress (that requires yet another free-to-join group!) so if you want to grab that, do! And on the right you can see the two group gift mesh hairs. Make sure you click the big pictures! I’ll show a close-up of the female hair at the end of this post.

Mar’s eyes and mesh lashes are both from default starter avatars, which you’ll find in your inventory’s library. The eyes are from the ‘Iliana’ avatar and the lashes from the ‘Leah’ avatar. You can edit the lashes to fit your eyes quite easily.

And here’s a better look at that stunning shape. As I note in the image, it’s NOT modifiable, but it states that it’s for Medium Standard Sizing, so any mesh clothing that’s in the M size should fit it. And honestly, that face is super-cute and so worth it!

Lastly, here’s a close-up of that other ladies mesh hair group gift from JStyle:

 

Dec 032016
 

Hi, peeps!

Today’s bargainous gifty is a lovely skin from Al Vulo!

You’ll need to join the Al Vulo! group (it’s free-to-join) and have your group tag active. Once you’re at the store, turn away from it and walk through the garden to the little wooden hut. You’ll find the gift inside there on the back wall.

I’m not sure how old this skin is, because it doesn’t have Omega appliers, and the appliers that it does have are old ones: Wowmeh, Lolas Tango, and Phat Azz. However, it also contains a system skin, plus appliers for Slink hands and feet.

I fell in love with this cute little butterfly fascinator when I was at the Swallow store. It’s a group gift (L$30 to join, and several group gifts on the wall) and it comes in eight colours.

Mar’s hair is a great dollarbie from FABIA on Marketplace. You get a 30-colour ‘naturals’ HUD with this, so you have all the basic blondes, browns, reds, and monochromes.

As for the dress, oh my goodness it’s a pretty one. It’s from AnaLee Balut, and you’ll find it as a group gift (with two colour options) in the ALB store. Be warned, though: the group does cost a lot – L$500 – to join. However, I love AnaLee’s textures and designs, and if you hover your cursor over most of the outfit sets in the store, you’ll find absolutely tons of group gifts and wearable demos. So, if you can scrape up the cash, I recommend it!

Lastly, the shoes. I was so happy to find these heels. They’re a L$65 bargain (ignore the mistake I made in the price on the image – oops!) from Ben’s Boutique on Marketplace, and they’re for Slink High feet only. You get a 16-colour HUD, plus options for the chains, so you can match them with lots of outfits.

Nov 292016
 

Hi, peeps!

Today’s look comes courtesy of the plethora of free group gifts at Gizza. And when I say ‘plethora’ I really mean it! There’s a huge area at Gizza’s landing point, dedicated to free gifts both for men and women. Everything from formal wear to high couture, to everyday stuff.

Firstly, you’ll need to be a member of the Gizza VIP group (it’s free-to-join). Copy this link and paste it into local chat in Second Life, then click the link that pops up in chat history. It will take you to the group page, where you can join. Make sure you have your group tag active before you start clicking the gifts! Ladies, make sure to take your menfolk with you, because they’ll find some great free stuff there, too!

Here, Mar is wearing the November 2016 group gift for women, which is a cutie-pie pink top with floofy cuffs and a flared short grey plaid skirt:

The skirt section comes in fits for Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus, Maitreya Lara, and Slink Physique and Hourglass, as well as standard sizing. The top comes in a clothing layer, as well as an all-in-one applier for Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya.

Her shoes are from the (still-ongoing) L$15-per-item Halloween hunt at Ricielli. You’ll find them in pumpkin #20. They are fitted for Slink High, Belleza, Maitreya, and TMP, and they come in four colours: blood, midnight, potion, and pumpkin.

Mar’s hair is ‘Save the Queen’ from Rezology at The Free Dove (it’s also available for L$1 here on Marketplace). You’ll get a single style with a ‘naturals’ colour HUD. Her makeup is the freebie ‘Party All Night/Indifference’ eyeshadow from Mock Cosmetics at the Free*Style location (you’ll need to take the teleporter up to the second floor to find it!)

I’ve not included the earrings in the full cost of this look, because you can’t really see them too well under the hair. I’ll feature them separately in a different post, but for reference here, they’re group gifts from Swallow. That group costs L$30 to join (group link) and there are several lovely gifts on the wall. (The store also has a L$99 room, which is out of the main financial remit of this blog, but contains some absolutely gorgeous stuff, if you want to splurge a teeny bit more!) These ‘Deco’ group gift earrings have a colour-change HUD for both the metals and the fabric strips.

(In case you’re wondering what Mar’s skin is, that’s also by Swallow! I was teleporting around the latest Skin Addiction event and discovered Swallow’s beautiful skins that way. Since the event gives you 50% off, I picked up some demos and went back for this lovely ‘Roberta’ skin. Not cheap or free, I’m afraid – although it was only L$350 in the event – but one good skin with a set of appliers is all I need for the blog!)

Apr 132013
 

Further to my post of a few days ago, there are two new group gifts on the wall at Gabriel: some fab mesh footwear for ladies and gents:

If you’re not in the Gabriel group, paste this link into chat and click it to bring up the group-join window (it’s free-to-join) then head to the Gabriel store with your group tag active, walk north, and get clicking on that enormous gifty wall!

Apr 062013
 

*giggles*

Gabriel has some fabby gifts available for its group members. The group’s free-to-join (you know the drill by now: paste this link into chat, click it to bring up the group window, etc). With your group tag active, head to the Gabriel store and walk North. Just behind the big ad for the store’s new clothing collection, you’ll see this whopping wall of great freebies:

Look closely, gents. There are seven great pairs of high-quality free shoes and boots there for you. I’m always bemoaning the dearth of high-quality freebie male footwear in SL, but Gabriel’s got you (well, your feet, anyway) covered!

Hop behind the cut for close-ups of all the gifts :)

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Apr 062013
 

A while back, I blogged about some of the great free gifts offered by CoCo Designs to their free-to-join group. Well, there are two new gifts out now, and one of them’s some great unisex mesh boots (so boys, pay attention!)

Paste this link into chat and click it to bring up the group-join window. Then, with your group tag active, head to the CoCo Designs store and turn West (according to your viewer’s mini-map). All the gifts are on that West wall, with these two new ones on the far right. Here they are:

Ladies, you’ll need to wear the rigged mesh boots. Gents, make sure you wear the non-rigged versions, as those are the only ones that can be resized to fit your bigger feet :)

Apr 062013
 

Hi peeps!

This weekend (6th and 7th April 2013) the Baby Monkey Junkies group is free-to-join. Normally the group fee is L$250, but Pixie occasionally opens it up for free, with a great gifty to be had.

Paste this link into chat and click it to join the group. Then, with your group tag active, head to the store and find the group gift board (it’s just around the corner from the desk area). You’ll need L$1 available to pay the vendor (the money will immediately be paid back to you; paying in that manner allows the vendor to keep track of your transaction and enables you to get re-delivery in the event of any inventory disasters!)

This is the current group gift you can get:

Pixie is very generous with group gifts, sending them out in group notices as well as placing them on the board. There are also tons of lucky chairs (some group-only ones, too, if the main ones are packed with people) and – further across the store – more lucky chairs with mesh clothing in them.