Magenta divine: gorgeous glam at The Free Dove

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Nov 282016
 

Hi, peeps!

Have you been to The Free Dove lately? If not, then it’s time you hopped in that limo-link, because there’s some fabby new things out. The Free Dove has always been one of the places I’ve sent newbies to, and while it’s sadly lacking in quantity of content for male avatars (the poor guys always seem to get short shrift when it comes to good freebies anywhere) it still has a few gems for the menfolk. But I’m here to show you one of the female items, and it’s this simply gorge frock by Purplemoon!

It comes in standard sizing, so you don’t need a mesh body to wear it (although Mar’s wearing it with her Slink Physique body, after a bit of clicking through the alpha-hiding HUD for the body). The included gloves come with a standard glove clothing layer and an Omega applier for the mesh body peeps.

The jewellery is one of two sets available at The Free Dove, by Lazuri. I love this to bits! It’s so elegant and classy, and it’s massively customisable. Just click each item to choose from lots of different gem, metal, and pearl colours. The pack includes earrings, a necklace, and two bracelets.

Mar’s hair is also from The Free Dove. I did say there was a lot of fabby stuff there now, didn’t I?! This pretty up-do is by Rezology (and they also have another style available, which I’ll show in another post). You get a HUD for several different colours (although do be warned that there’s a bit of subtle glow to the hair, which shows more with the lighter blondes, but it still looks gorgeous!)

Mar is wearing the pretty Star Bliss nail appliers (for Slink/Omega and Maitreya; Omega will work on Belleza mesh bodies) from LIVIA. They’re available for L$10 on Marketplace, and come with several pink and lilac mixed options.

The finishing touch is the makeup. Mar picked up these eyeshadows in a previous Ricielli treasure hunt for just L$15, but they’re now available on Marketplace for L$50 for seven shades. I love these, as they’re so striking and they really make your eyes look sparkly! So, while L$50 might be a bit of a high price for this blog to recommend for some eyeshadows, I think it’s worth it :)

Purplemoon is gonna shiver yer timbers!

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Nov 272016
 

Arr!

(Two posts in a row. That looks promising, doesn’t it?)

Hi, peeps! Today’s gifty comes from Purplemoon Creations. The group costs L$50 to join, and you get a fabulous group gift in the store each month. (Copy this link and paste it into chat for the group info.)

This is a gorgeous outfit! I’ve never been disappointed with Purplemoon’s group gift’s, and this is no exception. You’ll get this white dress, hat, gloves, and cutlass in the gift. The dress comes in: Belleza Venus, Isis, and Freya, Slink Physique and Hourglass, plus standard sizing (XXS-L, with an alpha layer) for standard (non-mesh) avatars. The gloves come in fitted mesh and standard sizing (XXS-L). You also get a little HUD to change the lace edging from sheer to opaque.

No footwear is included, so Mar went on a Marketplace hunt for some. The perfectly-named Cutlass Heels are by Blackburns, and they’re just L$29. You’ll get one each of black and white pairs in the folder (my white pair rezzed as pink, but those ones are recolourable!) and you’ll get a colour HUD so you can make them match any outfit. The Marketplace ad states they’re “made to be worn with av feet for high heels” and they fitted Mar’s Slink High feet perfectly.

Since Mar’s all-white for this ghostly outfit, she needed some white hair! [email protected] to the rescue with this group gifty hair in a faboo 12-colour ‘naturals’ HUD. The [email protected] group costs L$100 to join, but it’s well worth it, especially if you like to fish for the bi-weekly outfits (a lot of people trade pieces of the outfits in the group). There’s also an Advent calendar every year at [email protected], for group members, so join up now to get ready for that!

Nov 262016
 

*taps blog*

Is this thing still on? It is? Oh, good!

HI, PEEPS! 

I can’t promise that I’m back for good, but let’s see how things go, shall we? This will be a little bit of an adminny sort of post to begin with, but I have some bargains for you, too.

First up: When I logged on and saw how much my weekly stipend had added up to, I realised that Mar could afford a mesh body bit or two. So that’s one positive change around here: I can blog about cheapies (and freebies, although I think those might be a bit thinner on the ground!) that are specifically fitted for mesh bodies and mesh body parts, as well as non-mesh body stuff. That also means (wheee!) nail appliers, of which there’s a plethora of cheap-n-free options out there on Ye Olde Marketplace.

The financial focus of the blog will therefore shift a wee bit. I’ll try to stick as much to the old ethos of a L$75 maximum spend, but when it comes to things like skins with appliers and whatnot, I’ll probably do some special posts with a L$500 limit (or something thereabouts; I’ll feel it out as I go along).

The mesh bodies and body parts that Mar now has and will be blogging things for are:

  • Slink Physique Body
  • Maitreya Lara Body
  • Slink hands
  • Slink feet (flat, mid, and high – and I may get the kitten feet at some point, but those will do for now)

OK, so with that out of the way, onto the bargainage! I’m going to yoink you back into Halloween mode, because Ricielli’s Halloween Hunt items are still out in the store, and there are some scrummy bits to be found there. Here’s the look Mar put together for a paltry L$30 total:

The blouse and skirt are together in pumpkin #13 (which costs L$15) and only come in the colours shown. The heels are in pumpkin #8 (which also costs L$15) and those come in blood, midnight, potion, and pumpkin colours. The fit options are as follows (lordy, this bit’s going to be a tedious addition to the blog, I can tell!) –

Blouse & Skirt

  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Maitreya Lara

Heels

  • Slink
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • TMP

Here’s your limo to Ricielli. Make it snappy, because I don’t know how much longer those pumpkins will be out for!

Oh, and here’s Ricielli’s image for all the hunt items. Each one costs L$15:

Handsome enough (aka: Mr Darcy, you suck!)

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Sep 072013
 

Hi, peeps!

I’ve been AWOL, I know. I’m really sorry about that, but RL is seriously kicking my butt of late. I wandered past the blog last night and realised I hadn’t posted since May. Eek! So here’s another wee post to tide you over. I hope I can get more time to get back to blogging soon.

I felt like going old-fashioned again, so I found this lovely little Regency-style dress by Duquesa on Marketplace:

Hop behind the cut for more pics and info!

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Jan 262013
 

Hi, peeps!

Wow. I can’t believe that Mar’s been in-world for five years now! I know I’ve not been blogging as much lately (RL is pretty busy and I don’t have much energy to run around and find freebies/cheapies, or write up long illustrated tutorials), but I just had to celebrate the occasion with five new looks, all culled from Marketplace (with one in-world group gifty).

Hop behind the cut, for five fabby, cheapie looks!

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Happy New Year! (And quick, grab some cheap & free party frocks!)

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Dec 312012
 

Wishing all of my fabulous readers a Happy New Year, and a wonderful 2013! Thank you so much for being with me in 2012 (and previous years) and I hope to bring you more gorgeous goodies and helpful hints over the year to come :)

Before you hop behind the cut for the dresses, if you want the perfect thing for a best friends New Year card to send out to people or post on Plurk/Flickr/wherever, hop over to Alouette and grab the free gift on the table. Inside you’ll find the ‘girlfriends’ poseballs (a really cute friends pose) together with mesh Happy New Year crowns (one pink – as worn by Mar, above – and one blue) plus two glasses of champagne (which Mar is hogging both of!). Both you and your bestie will have to pick up the gift, as the items are no transfer, but it’s a lovely little freebie :)

OK, onto the frocks! Hop behind the cut :)

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Gothique (includes limited-time offers)

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Dec 092012
 

There are a couple of very limited-time offers in this look, so if you want them, you need to get your skates on!

The first of the limited-time offers is the dress. This is the Glitter Holiday Mesh Dress in black (other colours, and non-glittery ‘swirl’ versions also available) and it’s just L$60 today (Sunday Dec 9th) at Sweeter Than Candy. It’s part of the 60L Weekends offers.

The other limited-time offer also ends today, and that’s for the stunning Eternal Eyes in the ‘peak’ shade, from IKON. This is a group gift, so if you’re not already a member then paste this link into chat and click it to bring up the group-join box (it’s free-to-join), then – with your group tag active – head to the IKON store and click the box inside for the freebie.

Hop behind the cut for info on all the other items!

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Quick cheapie fix: Mini Thanksgiving sale at [email protected]!

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Nov 222012
 

Hi peeps!

There’s a mini-Thanksgiving sale at [email protected], until Friday Nov 23rd (so get your skates on!)

Ivey has placed a board in the centre of the store with some gorgeous, massively-reduced items on it. Prices start at L$25 and go up to L$50. There’s a gift in a bag under the board, too! Come grab a bargain :)

Yes, I’m still hanging around in the store. There’s a new fishing outfit out, and it’s purple! *g*

Hop behind the cut for just one outfit Mar put together from the sale :)

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The colour purple

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Nov 032012
 

You know it’s Mar’s favourite colour, right? ;)

Well, before today she had never tried her nifty Marketplace searching tip for ‘purple’. And when she did, she ended up with an amazing full avatar look, for a total cost of just L$23.

 

All items from Marketplace
– Resyva: Free Skin [ link ] L$1
– Sakide: Exposed Top [ link ] free
– Sakide: Pearly Skirt Belt Purple [ link ] free
– Street Kandy: Tempt Boot [ link ] L$10
– A&A: Gloria Hair Moonlight [ link ] L$1
– Taffy: Happy Halloween Eyes [ link ] L$1
– Mad Echo: Sculpted Fabulous Nails [ link ] L$10

Take note: where the skirt is called a ‘belt skirt’ – it really is! Definitely saucy and butt-revealing ;)

Also, the nails are not scripted, so they won’t ‘stick’ to your fingers. A handy freebie to have in this case is the AnyPose Expression HUD from Phate Shepherd Creations, which not only allows you to direct your avatar’s eyes wherever you want them to look, but also lets you pose their hands. Used the ‘both hands relaxed’ option with unscripted prim nails, to prevent that horrible splayed hands effect, which leaves your nails floating in space!

Put your hands in your pockets!

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Oct 232012
 

I seem to be all about free and cheap hair lately!

Firstly, with regard to the Exile Hair group gifts that I blogged yesterday: please read the edit on my previous post [ link ], as it seems that people are picking up the wrong item from the subscribe-o-matic and assuming the gift has been removed. It hasn’t been removed – it was re-packed and sent out again later because something was wrong with the original notice!

OK, onto today’s deal!

I sent Roxie out for a quick jaunt (mainly to make sure she grabbed that huge Exile Hair giveaway) and ended up at Pocket Mirrors, where she found some fab dollarbie and giftie hair.

Pocket Mirrors has an unusual style, and you should visit the store especially if you’re a lover of vintage hairstyles.

The dollarbie is a brilliantly-mad curled and knotted up-do called Myrtle, which comes in three colours: brick, light blonde, and majestic:

Hop behind the cut for the others. Guys, there’s male hair group gifts available, too!

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