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.

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)

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!

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!

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.

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.

Jun 102018
 

Hi peeps!

This is something you need to reeeeeally get your skates on for, because the offer is only available until 15th June 2018. Akeruka have put out their full Maia Bento head as a free group gift. Since the group itself costs just L$150 to join, you get the flippin’ stupendous bargain of a Bento head for that piffling cost. There’s no complaining about something as generous as that!

UPDATE: This offer is now over.

You’ll need to join the [AK] Heads News & Support group (paste that link into chat and click it – you’ll be asked to pay L$150 to join). Then, with the group tag active, head to the Akeruka store (Be warned: it’s crowded and a bit laggy!) and cam inside the female heads store. On the New Release wall – right in front of the main entrance – you’ll see the Maia head in the middle of three displays. There are two smaller servers (little boxes) under the main vendor, in case that vendor is lagging. You can use any of them to get the head.

You will need to right-click the vendor (or the server boxes) and select ‘pay’. Pay the vendor L$1 (it will be refunded to you immediately) and then wait to receive your head. Depending on how laggy the region is, that may take a minute or so. While you’re there, you can pick up the L$99 Akeruka Omega relay, so you can use Omega skins on your new Bento head!

This is an incredibly generous gift. Not only do you get a fully-functional Bento head, but you also get a myriad of other stuff with it. Perhaps the best one is a full set of body appliers (you’ll need to unbox those) in all of Akeruka’s skintones, for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and Omega. So you can match your mesh body to the gift head right out of the box! You also get lots of various HUDs (I’ll post a few quick screencaps of just some of them at the end of this post) including a teeth HUD where you can change from normal teeth to vampire teeth, buck teeth, gapped teeth, etc, and add all kinds of braces and gems.

Mar has teamed this lovely head with some gifties and cheapies from [email protected]. The dress is part of a standard sizing set in 8 colours, that are just L$35 in the cheapie/freebie section, just to the right of the main entrance. The stockings are completely FREE (same area of the store) and come with Omega and Slink applier HUDs, as well as system layers. The hair is part of the current big ‘Fish for This’ outfit at [email protected] And, lastly, the shoes are from a L$20 set of three (for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza) from Preferred Boutique, available here on Marketplace.

And, boys? You’re not left out, either! Join the Akeruka group in readiness, because the male gift Bento head will be released on 16th June 2018!

Finally, here are some random screenshots, taken from the main head HUD, the animations HUD, and the teeth HUD.

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Mar 042018
 

Hi peeps!

This post is just a brief one showing just some of the free items available for The Mesh Project female bodies, which I blogged about yesterday. Mar picked up the female deluxe head and body, a skin, some brows, and some eyes, and then a buttload (!) of clothing and accessories. Rather than list everything here, I’m just going to post a few pics to give you an idea of what’s available. There’s tons more in the TMP boutique, and these clothes will fit both the full L$500 bodies as well as the free bodies that – until fairly recently – were also available (although the freebie body can only go up to the high heel height; the ‘ouch!’ height shoes won’t work on the freebie body).

So here we go with the pics!

Hop behind the cut for the rest!

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Get your Oscars glam on, as TMP goes freebie!

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Mar 032018
 

– Mesh body parts required for all items
– Zero-spend look (unless you’re buying the heads and bodies)

Hi peeps!

Well the big news around the grid this week is the HUGE sale at The Mesh Project. Back in November last year I blogged about how to get hold of the freebie TMP bodies. These have now been withdrawn from sale and instead TMP are offering their full deluxe male and female bodies for L$500 each and their deluxe non-Bento heads (they don’t yet have any Bento heads) for L$500.

However, if you did pick up the freebie bodies the big news is that ALL of the clothing, footwear, and other accessories in the TMP Boutique are now absolutely free! So Mar’s alt decided to get some Oscars glam on after a humungous shopping trip that lasted almost two hours (and which was, frankly, rather exasperating and exhausting, thanks to the shopping HUD system there). But hey, free clothes and shoes, and they are gorgeous!

Strawberry Singh has a great blog post up with more details about both the sale on bodies and heads and the free clothing. I highly recommend watching her video, here, where she shows you how to use the shopping HUD and Style Mode HUD.

As the above image states, there is a caveat emptor, or ‘buyer beware’. This sale is only temporary, and while there are one or two rumours that TMP are going to be bringing out new Bento heads and bodies, there are even more (and bigger) rumours that this sale might be coming prior to a switch-off of the external servers that are required to run the whole Style Mode system, which is crucial for changing your clothes and skins, adjusting your heel heights and hand poses, etc. As many others are saying, I don’t recommend buying the TMP body and head as your main body and head. Fewer and fewer creators are making for it these days, but if you don’t change your clothing all that often, and/or you just want to kit out an alt in all-mesh on the cheap, then by all means head to The Shops and pick up the free clothing for the freebie body and/or the sale heads and bodies.

The sale is on at The Shops right now, but there is no indication of how long it’ll last for.

 

 

Stayin’ Alive with 70s glam from Spyralle at The Free Dove!

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Feb 102018
 

– No mesh body parts required. This one’s for system avatars!
– Absolutely free!

Hi peeps!

I’m feeling the 70s glam today with this fab red sparkly jumpsuit from Spyralle, which can be found at The Free Dove this month as part of the February Hunt there.

You need to join the Free Dove group and have your group tag active while you click on the hunt items. More info about the Spyralle gifts and the other two stores participating in the February hunt can be found by clicking the hunt kiosk on your left when you land at The Free Dove. For this Spyralle hunt you’re looking for teeny little green gift boxes with purple bows.

And, since we’re going full 70s here, we need some big floofy hair, which I found in the shape of this big fatpack of mesh hair by Sentinus, also at Free Dove on the wall dedicated to free hair. It comes with a 20-colour-change HUD containing lots of naturals and some pretty pastels:

Lastly, the makeup is from a big freebie pack from Alaska Metropolitan, here on Marketplace.

The skin is from the default Kimberley avatar and the eyes are from the default Iliana avatar, both of which can be found in your inventory’s Library section, under Clothing > Initial Outfits. The shoes are also from the Iliana avatar :)