Free Dove Feature: Rebel Hope dress – Get your rock chick on!

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Sep 012018
 

– Dress fits both mesh and system bodies. Shoes for mesh bodies only.
– Dress, necklace, eyeshadow all free. Group join fee for hair. 7 seas fishing rod needed for boots & lipstick.

Hi peeps!

Just a quickie Free Dove Feature today, and it’s a rock chick look that I abso-flippin’-lutely LOVE!

The dress is a fantastic freebie from Rebel Hope at The Free Dove. It comes with a 10-colour HUD for the dress and 4 metal options. Including fits for Maitreya, Slink Physique and Hourglass, Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus, as well as Standard Sizing, this is a hot one for mesh and system bodies alike. (I’ll leave you to discover the stunning back view of it!)

Mar’s eyeshadow is the freebie ‘Wytch’ tester by Alaskametro. You can find it for Catwa and Lelutka heads, as well as system tattoo layers here on Marketplace. Mar’s lipstick is from the current ‘Fish for This’ outfit at [email protected]. This comes with system tattoos and an omega applier. You’ll need a 7 Seas fishing rod (which you can buy outside the [email protected] store) to get the entire Fish for This outfit. There’s a new outfit every two weeks, released on a Wednesday.

Speaking of that Fish for This outfit, these are the amazing boots that are also part of it! These come in fits for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and Tonic.

Have you bought a mesh body but not yet made the plunge with a mesh head? You might be struggling to match or hide your skin tones at the neck, but I’ve got the perfect solution for you! This lovely little choker from Ezmerelda is absolutely free at The Free Dove, and it can be resized to fit any mesh body. No more visible neck seams!

The pricey item in this look is the hair by Sintiklia. It’s one of the many group gifts on the wall in the store, and it comes with four ways to wear it (via a styling HUD) and a fabby 12-colour HUD. The Sintiklia group costs L$250 to join, but it’s so worth it. Group gifts galore, plus lucky letter boards as well!

Here’s a pic of the current group gifts. They all contain full fatpacks:

And here are the current lucky letter boards:

 

Free Dove Feature: Lurve dress

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Jun 232018
 

– Mesh feet required for the shoes. The dress is for both mesh and system avatars.
– Mostly free! (50L for necklace, 99L for shoes)

Hi peeps!

The second Free Dove Feature for today is this lovely, leg-revealing dress from Lurve. It comes with fitmesh fits for: Maitreya, Slink (Physique & Hourglass), Belleza, TMP, and Standard Sizing for classic avatars. The ‘partial pants’ have appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega, an installer for TMP, and system clothing pants. The dress also comes with a pretty 4-strand pink pearl necklace, but Mar opted for something a bit different. More on that in a minute!

Mar has teamed it with the stunning ‘Harmony’ hair in platinum from the current [email protected] ‘Fish for This’ outfit (this round closes on Wednesday 27th June, so if you want it, get busy fishing! Info on how to fish can be found in this post) and the L$99 ‘Giada’ heels from KC Couture (Marketplace link) for Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and TMP. As with so many KC Couture shoes, you get a huge colour-change HUD for all the different sections of the shoes.

The necklace Mar is wearing is the oh-so-lovely L$50 ‘Heart Charm Necklace’ from Bowtique (Marketplace link). You get a HUD containing 20 colour options each for the ribbon and the heart charm, plus 5 metals. As an added bonus, the whole thing can be edited, so you can select the white options and then tint the ribbon and heart to match your outfit!

Mar is wearing the free ‘Bali’ tester eyeshadow from Alaskametro (Marketplace link for Catwa and Lelutka appliers, plus system tattoo layer) which she’s blended on her Catwa head to show more of the pink and less of the gold, plus the free ‘Nurain’ Catwa lipstick applier from Essences (Marketplace link).

(Check out Alaskametro’s Marketplace store for more fabulous freebie testers! Just put tester in the search once you have her store page open.)

Free Dove Feature: Masoom dress

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Jun 232018
 

– Mesh body parts required for the clothing and footwear
– Absolutely free!

Hi peeps!

It’s the weekend, so I can log in and do some more Free Dove Features for you :) First up today is this lovely silky dress from Masoom. It’s available, absolutely free, at Free Dove in this single colour, and it contains fits for: Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, Belleza Isis, and TMP.

Mar has teamed it with some fab shoes from KC Couture (one of my favourite places for cheapie footwear) – the L$99 Calais Heels (Marketplace link). These have a 40-colour customisation HUD for each of the six sections of the shoes, so you have endless possibilities for matching any outfit that you have on!

Mar’s hair is ‘Jordy’ from [email protected] (not free) and her eyeshadow is from a free tester by !Musa! (which I blogged about here). Her lippy is the big spendy item in this post. I saw these (Catwa-only) Queen Lipsticks from Envious’s ‘Hello Alice’ range at the Holiday Hop and Shop last year, and I fell in love with them. They’re out of the remit of this blog, at L$220, but if you love them as much as I do (the gradients are gorgeous, and they blend really nicely on the Catwa heads) then the Marketplace link is here.

Freebie quickie: Eyeshadows, eyes, and jewellery gifts at Musa!

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Jan 142018
 

– Works for both mesh bodies and classic avatars
– No-spend look (absolutely free!)

Hi peeps!

Another post from me today, to give a quick heads-up of some great little makeup, eye, and jewellery freebies at Musa! This link will take you upstairs at the store and, if you look on the wall by the stairs, you’ll see some lovely eyeshadows. Under the main images the word ‘tester’ is in mesh letters. Click that, and you get a wearable freebie single-colour sample of that eyeshadow!

The ones with ‘demo’ underneath them have ‘demo’ written somewhere on the face, but the ‘tester’ ones are fully wearable. As a bonus, they include not only Omega appliers (which will work on any mesh head, with the correct Omega relay) but also tattoo layer makeup for classic avatars!

Then, if you turn to the left, you’ll find more testers, this time for two pairs of eyes. As before, click the word ‘tester’ and – as before – you’ll get applier and system eye versions in a single colour :)

Finally, cam downstairs to find the Subscribe-o-matic kiosk. If you join up (it’s free and doesn’t take up a group slot) you’ll get a gorgeous eyeshadow palette in 8 colours (Omega appliers and tattoo layers) plus some earrings with a massive 16-colour customisable HUD plus 5 metal options!

Other credits

  • Hair: Group gift at Argrace
  • Eyes: Group gift at Avi-Glam
  • Lipstick: Freebie at Shiny Stuffs
Jan 142018
 

– Mesh body parts required for some items, but not all
– Minimal spend look (initial purchase of fishing rod required for most items)

Hi peeps!

Let’s get this out of the way first: you have no idea how much of a struggle it was not to turn that headline into a joke about having a fishy [email protected] No idea at all ;)

ANYway!

In yesterday’s post about the lucky boards at [email protected] I mentioned that the ‘Fish for This’ outfit was probably going to be changed out at the weekend, which was why I wasn’t going to blog about it. But it turns out there’s another week to go! So here’s a blog post about some of the items you can win if you have a 7 Seas Fishing Rod and park your butt at [email protected] to cast for the New Year Grab Bag of goodies.

There are 20 items to fish for, and they include clothing, hair, footwear, and decor items, including some very generous colour and texture-change HUDs. But, before we get into what you can catch, you’re possibly wondering how the heck you fish for this stuff! Hop behind the cut for info and then for pics of some of the items :)

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De-Noob for Nowt! Goth goodies at Free Dove and Shop FreeStyle

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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 :)

Pretty in pink for just L$15

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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!)

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 :)

De-Noob for Nowt: Casual Weekend

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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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Iberian elegance from PurpleMoon Creations

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Mar 022012
 

Hi, peeps! Today I have a gorgeous group gifty to share with you. It’s a celebratory gift from PurpleMoon Creations, as thanks for the group reaching 12,000 members!

The group costs L$50 to join (paste this link into chat and click it to bring up the group join window), and gives you access not only to the in-store gifts, but also when you wear your group tag when making purchases it acts like a loyalty card, earning you points. You do have to spend L$1000 before the discounts kick in, but PurpleMoon takes part in a lot of the weekly offers (such as L$55 Thursdays and L$60 weekends) so if you shop there for those it’s worth being in the group, just to get your totals up!

The current gift in-store is this beautiful Spanish Lady Gown. And, if you check back through group notices you’ll also find the special edition Tears Me Not necklace and earrings set that Mar’s wearing with it:

Mar’s hair is from the freebie Susan pack by Exile at Savoir Hair. Her nails are cheapies from Love Soul. Her lipstick is from the free Neon pack by R.icielli. Her bracelet is a freebie from Inca Temple.