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:

 

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!)

Feb 082013
 

It’s time for another De-Noob for Nowt, and this is a casual weekend outfit comprising a pair of comfy denim jeans, a stripey tee, sloppy up-do hair, a chunky leather belt, a cute necklace, and some killer denim boots. The best thing of all? The entire thing cost not a bean. Zero L$ spend! Yep, even the skin and makeup! Now that’s my kind of price ;)

Hop behind the cut for more pics, SLurls, and Marketplace links!

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Oct 202012
 

It’s been a while since I wrote a De-noob for Nowt post, and I’ve noticed that I seem to be moving away from ‘nowtiness’ and into ‘moneyness’ on the blog. Since this blog is called SL for Nowt, it seems rather silly of me to post almost exclusively about offers that you need some money for, be they the ‘up to L$75’ items, or the ‘L$50 pay-to-join group’ items. I need to start re-injecting the blog with nowtiness again!

To that end, I’m reviving this series of posts. The De-noob for Nowt posts contain entire avatar looks for free. Not a single Linden buck required to be spent. To that end, I have created a new alt (say hi to Ruth!) and she has absolutely NO money (poor lass!) I won’t be transferring even so much as L$1 to her, in order to buy a dollarbie. She’s skint and she’ll stay that way, so that I can bring you some entirely-freebie looks :)

Here’s the first, which I call Golden Autumn.

Everything in this look is absolutely free (and almost all from Marketplace), so hop behind the cut for more pics and info :)

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Nov 192011
 

Check in your inventory’s Library folder, peeps. There are some new default avatars available to you. Open the Library > Clothing > Initial Outfits folder and scroll down to find six vampires and six mesh werewolves. The vampires are from Pulse (and feature some awesome skins and hair) and the mesh weres are courtesy of Damien Fate.

Since I don’t use a mesh-capable viewer I can’t preview the weres for you, but I can show you the vampires! There are three female and three male, and don’t forget: you don’t have to wear everything in one go! For the leader pic in this post Mar is wearing skin and hair from one of the new female avatars, shirt and pants from one of the new male avatars, plus a fantastic free gothic unisex coat from Davinel and new free unisex black leather boots from Gabriel!

Hop behind the cut for pics of all the new vampire avatars, plus more details on the other freebies :)

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Aug 282011
 

Want to get rid of those newbie looks, fast and on the cheap? Here’s a great, casual no-newbie look that costs you absolutely nothing. All you’ll need is a bit of time and patience.

Note: This post is written for newbies, so it’s a lot more detailed than my usual outfit posts. Oldbies, you can still get this stuff, too!

Hop behind the cut to find out how to get it :)

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May 172011
 

I love it when two group gifts from separate stores come together to make a great look! Kunglers have just released their May group gift, and it’s a stylish pair of grey silky pants with a sash, plus a purple bandeau top. The group is L$50 to join and you get a freebie every month. Just paste this link into chat, click it, and the group’s profile should pop up for you to join.

To add to this, another group gift has gone out in the Baby Monkey store. Join the (free-to-join) Baby Monkey Junkies group (again, paste that link into chat) and head to the store with your group tag active. On the wall you’ll find the Elise Summer Pumps in Plum, as well as several other group gifts. Together with the Kunglers gift, it makes a great summer look :)

Oh, I almost forgot the bangles! Well, those are already in your inventory library. Just look in Library > Clothing > Initial Outfits > Female Bollywood Outfit, and you’ll find them in there!

Hop behind the cut for a closer look at the shoes :)

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