Lazy Weekend

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HAIR|Imaginarium.Analog Dog.Annoh Hair – fatpack (GG/free)
| HAIR JEWELRY|Imaginarium.Yokai.Crystal flowers – 4 flowers (GG/free)
| MAKEUP|Imaginarium.VENGE.Shamrock green – Lelutka applier (GG/free)
| SHOES|Imaginarium.AtaMe.Silver Flowers – Maitreya (GG/free)
| TOP|COCO Design.Cropped Tank Top – black & grey S/M/L + alphas (GG/free)
| SKIRT|Cremosas Store.Boho Skirt #140 – black/white for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| CHAIR|Imaginarium.M.Law.Eloisa Set – Garden Iron Chair (GG/free)

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a little rest and relaxation in a nice secluded sunny patch.  Of course, we’re going to need a comfy piece of furniture and some relaxed clothing to make that happen.  So, let’s get started.
First stop, Gimme Gacha’s Imaginarium event.  Most of the designers at the event have set out a free gift for members of Gimme Gacha’s group.  The group is free to join, so you’re bound to leave with a load of fun freebies.  Our model’s hair, hair jewelry, eye makeup, slippers, and the large comfy chair can all be found at Imaginarium.
Pop over to Coco Design to pick up this cropped tank.  It comes in two shades, black and grey, and three sizes.  Alphas are also included for classic avatars.
Our last stop is Cremosas Store.  There are over 40 gifts just waiting to jump into your inventory.  The Boho Skirt #140 is sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza mesh bodies.  Of course, this skirt is easy enough for classic avatars to wear when paired with a lower body apha.
Until next time, shop happy!

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I’ve Been Scandalized!

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Olivia – Blonde Blue rigged (free)
| OUTFIT|Scandalize.Khaila outfit – yellow/white/ombre/stripes w/belt HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES|Scandalize.Graci Heels – 11 color HUDs for solid or embroidered Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

…in the very best way possible.
Scandalize has temporarily set their group join fee to 0 Lindens.  So, for those of you that are not members, now is a great time to join.  Scandalize is notorious for the quality and quantity of their group gifts.   Even if you had to pay the normal 100 Linden join fee, their gift area offers so many goodies, you’d get your money’s worth in one visit to the store.
I’ve put together a quick preview of a few items currently available in their group gift area.  Hopefully they will entice you to slip Scandalize into one of your coveted group slots.  Remember, the items modeled here are just the tip of the iceberg.  Many more fantastic gifts await you in-world.
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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Olivia – Blonde Blue rigged (free)
| OUTFIT|Scandalize.Khaila outfit – yellow/white/ombre/stripes w/belt HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| JACKET|Scandalize.Elva – 2 colors w/button HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES|Scandalize.Graci Heels – 11 color HUDs for solid or embroidered Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Olivia – Blonde Blue rigged (free)
| TOP|Scandalize.Renee – white w/button HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SKIRT|Scandalize.Renee Spring – w/button & Panty HUDs Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES|Scandalize.Graci Heels – 11 color HUDs for solid or embroidered Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Olivia – Blonde Blue rigged (free)
| DRESS|Scandalize.Gilda – 6 Colors Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)
| SHOES|Scandalize.Graci Heels – 11 color HUDs for solid or embroidered Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Olivia – Blonde Blue rigged (free)
| LINGERIE|Scandalize.FROU – Aqua Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES|Scandalize.Graci Heels – 11 color HUDs for solid or embroidered Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

There’s even several somethings for lingerie lovers.
And if that’s not enough, the group gift area also has a row of recently updated lucky boards.  The items are nice enough that teleporting into the sim may be a bit challenging.  I recommend joining the group off-sim to make sure you get in while the fee is 0L.  (Scandalize group join link)
Enjoy.

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Spring Floral

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Madeline – Dark Mahogany rigged (free)
| DRESS|Beautiful Dirty Rich.Unforgettable Dress – HUD w/12 prints, 12 solids, lace & grommet options, + color picker Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES|Lemur Store.Alina Sandals – 2 colors Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)

If you’ve got unresolved floral fantasies, then a quick teleport to Beautiful Dirty Rich may solve your springtime woes.  The Unforgettable Dress is an absolute knockout!  It has an extensive HUD with 12 prints, 12 solids, lace/bow/grommet/materials options, and a tint picking system.  All the possibilities contained in a single garment make the Unforgettable Dress your spring must have outfit.
You may have noticed I set the materials options above to bold.  Materials on is the Unforgettable Dress’s default state.  Personally, I don’t enjoy seeing nice cotton t-shirt type textures that would normally have a matte finish sporting a forced materials shine.  To enjoy that natural cotton knit finish simply click the X near Materials on the HUD.  **Remember with the default state as on, you’ll need to click the materials off every time you change the main dress fabric.** 
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Here’s a nice view of the back.  I love a modest neckline combined with an open back. Notice the complementary rolled edging.  Thanks Beautiful Dirty Rich for the great gift!
Pop over to Lemur to get today’s heels.  They come in 2 shades, and are sized for Maitreya and Belleza feet.  Fear not Slink ladies, your feet should easily fit into the Belleza model.  Our model’s Slink compatible feet fit into the shoes quite well.
The brunettes in the crowd will love the Madeline functional demo from Alli&Ali.  This rigged beauty comes in a rich dark mahogany shade.  Simply click the marketplace link to get your new do.
Until next time, shop happy!

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Happy Spring

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Rita – Pastel Unicorn w/resizer (free)
| BODY|Ajuda SL Brasil Voluntarios.Altamura.Valentina – Bento Mesh body w/alpha, facial AO, & hand AO HUDs (GG/free)
| JEWELRY1|SL Marketplace.Robbie Roo's Whatchamagoos.Think Pink Set – glasses/watch/necklace/bracelet (free)
| JEWELRY2 |SL Marketplace.La Moyet Design.New Years Earrings – 6 stone and 6 metal options (free)
| JEWELRY3 |SL Marketplace.Nerox.Cute Skull belly piercing – rigged for kenmono basic & chubby (free)
| OUTFIT |LSR MODA.Sexy Maira Set – 4 colors Maitreya/Freya/Hourglass/Altamura (GG/free)
| SHOES |ACE Event.BF.Fofina Boots – 4 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

Daffodils at every turn can only mean one thing:  Spring is here!  To celebrate the change in seasons I’ve put together a fun lighthearted look.  Best of all, today’s model could be you.  That’s right, everything including the Bento rigged mesh body is free.
I’m going to break with tradition, and start by talking about the shoes. Usually I start my commentary at the head and work my way down the body ending with the shoes.  However, these lovelies could disappear at any moment.  So, if you like them I suggest you stop reading and teleport to the Ace Event ASAP!  The event has officially closed, and the ban lines have gone up.  But, the gift is still out.  You can teleport over, cam in, join the group, get the gift, and run right back here to finish reading the blog.
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Today’s dress from LSR Moda is a special treat for anyone wearing an Altamura body.   The Sexy Maira gift set includes mesh models for Altamura, Maitreya, Freya, and Hourglass.  The dress fits Altamura bodies perfectly with no need to use the alpha system whatsoever!
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All of this outfit’s jewelry are marketplace freebies.  The Think Pink gift set from Robbie Roo’s Whatchamagoos is simply fabulous.  As an added benefit the items are copy mod, which makes tinting an extra option.  I subtlety changed the shade of the sunglasses to better compliment the dress tone.
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I love the Rita hair from Alli&Ali!  This is another one of the many functional demo’s available in their marketplace store.  The pastel unicorn colorway epitomizes spring’s essence.   I can’t help but smile every time I wear it.
Happy Spring Equinox.
 


FYI – Today’s “look” could be you.  Everything in this post from the mesh body, it’s shape, the head, and slink compatible feet plus the clothing is 100% free thanks to the generosity of today’s featured designers.


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Short & Sassy

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HAIR |The Liaison Collaborative Event.Iconic. Araina Hair – fatpack/riggen & nonrigged w/materials options (GG/free)
| MAKEUP |The Liaison Collaborative Event.Izzie's. Eye Blush – 3 color HUD w/ tattoo layers/Genus/Catwa/Lelutka/Omega Appliers (GG/free)
| DRESS |The Liaison Collaborative Event.Valentine E.Valeria Gown Rose Hazel – for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| JEWELRY1 |The Liaison Collaborative Event.Mia.Green Necklace – nonrigged (GG/free)
| JEWELRY2 |The Liaison Collaborative Event.EarthStones.Lava Rock Bracelet – Chrysocolla (GG/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove.Rebel Hope.Libby Heels – for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/TMP (GG/free)

The Liaison Collaborative Event is celebrating its 6th anniversary in the most wonderful way, with lots of talented designers and a large well stocked gift area.  Simply join the free event group to gather the gifts.  Not all of the gifts are located in the designated gift area.  So, be sure to wander the booths to find even more anniversary goodies.
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This wispy, sassy bob is Iconic’s event gift.  Iconic has generously given the full fatpack including materials options and rigged plus re-sizable models.  There are so many interesting color choices you’ll find it hard to decide which to wear.  Thanks Iconic for a terrific gift!
Izzie’s Eye Blush gift is fantastic for all of you makeup wearers out there.  And, in true Izzie fashion, the gift box is packed not only with appliers, but also the system tattoo layers.  This set comes with 3 shades that offer the choice between a darker or lighter application.  Whether you favor a bold statement, or a subtle hint of color you are bound to be pleased with this gift.
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I’ll finish off this post with a great pair of heels from The Free Dove.  Rebel Hope’s Libby heels are surprisingly versatile.  At first glance, you might get the impression they are for formal wear.  But, several of our models have added these lovelies to their inventory, and all have remarked how often they wind up wearing them when no other shoe seams to fit an outfit. So, if you wear Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, or TMP feet then you might want to make a quick run to The Free Dove for these flashy, yet stylish heels.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

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One Box, New Look

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Designs. Akiko – black raspberry (free)
| MAKEUP|SL Marketplace.Zibska. Silvi Eyemakeup – 12 colors tattoo layers/LAQ/Catwa/Lelutka/Omega Appliers (free)
| OUTFIT |Nala Designs.Fresh Cass Purple – for mesh bodies (GG/free)
| TATTOO |SL Marketplace.Isuka Tattoos.Illuminati tattoo – Classic layers/Slink/Omega Appliers(free)

I’ve got to admit, I love it when designers package a complete outfit tidily into one gift box.  Don’t get me wrong, finding freebies and creating new looks is definitely an obsession for all of us at All Spiffed Up.  However, every so often it’s simply nice to just open a box, wear its contents, and hit the grid.  For me, it’s the Second Life version of taking a day off from bed making.
Thanks to Nala Designs we can all have a lazy dress day in a brand new outfit.  The box includes the fringe halter, jeans, heels, and necklace.  The skinny jeans are sized for classic, Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and TMP bodies.  The halter comes with a fitmesh and Slink Physique model, plus 5 standard sizes.  The heels are sized for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet.
This outfit can be found in the far right corner of the store.  It is a gift for Fabulously Free in Second Life group members, so you’ll need to join the free group.  Nala supports many other free shopping groups.  The shopping group gifts are dotted around the store, one in each room.
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In this closeup the gold necklace included with the outfit is visible.
Today’s sassy hairstyle is a “functional demo”, or more aptly a free sample from the marketplace.  It comes in the one shade, black raspberry, and is yours to wear indefinitely.  Be sure have a lengthy browse through Alli&Ali Design’s other styles, there are lots of interesting freebies in their marketplace store.
Finish off today’s look with another marketplace freebie from Zibska.  This fantastic eyeshadow set can be worn by everyone!  The box is packed with appliers galore and system tattoo layers.
Until next time, shop happy!

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Summoning Spring

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HAIR|Summoning Spring Fair .Charme. Valentine – Brown/Blonde/Red/Monotone HUDs (free)
| BEAUTY MARK |Summoning Spring Fair .If Design.Beauty Mark – mesh w/color HUD (free)
| SUNGLASSES |Summoning Spring Fair .Tiar.Sunglasses – dark (free)
| JEWELRY |Summoning Spring Fair .Oxide.Chained necklace – 3 colors (free)
| DRESS |Summoning Spring Fair .Faida.Violetta – ethinc dress (free)
| SHOES |Summoning Spring Fair .eXcape.Gift Heels – black for Belleza/Maitreya (free)

Looking for a large cache of freebies?  Then you definitely need to visit the Summoning Spring Fair which runs through March 13th.  Every vendor at the fair is giving an absolutely free gift.  That’s right, over 50 gifts hassle free gifts are yours for the taking.
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Here’s a closeup of some of the smaller gifts modeled.  The beauty mark from If Design is mesh and unrigged for easy positioning.  It also comes with a color change HUD.  It is a nice option for both mesh and classic avatars looking to add a bit of glam to their look.
Enjoy the fair, and shop happy!

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Happy Women's Day

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DRESS|Virtual Diva Couture .Utopy Woman's Day Gown – fitmesh (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |The Free Dove .Lazuri.Valentina Special Edition – texture changer on touch + resize (GG/free)

It’s International Women’s Day and the grid is popping with gifts.  If you’re not sure where to start looking for gifts, I recommend stopping by all your favorite stores.  More likely than not, they’ll have a special gift set out to celebrate.  If you’re on lot’s of store subscriber lists you’ve probably already got a few gifts in your inventory that were sent out.
Virtual Diva’s Women’s Day gift is simply stunning.  This is a fitmesh model, so you might need to use your alpha system a bit.  You’ll need to join their fee free group to take this gown home.  It’s really not a problem, since Virtual Diva also has several lovely past gifts out.
To finish off your ballroom look, head over to The Free Dove to get this beautiful jewelry set.  It’s a lovely older set that changes the metals and gems from an on touch popup menu.
Enjoy your day, and shop happy!

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A Hint of Spring

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HAIR |Olive Hair .Sabrina – Bubble Goth HUD + Headband HUD (luckyboard/free)
| DRESS |Seniha .Lyna Dress V.2 – 2 textures for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Mosquito's Way .Clara March gift – chamois for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

It’s not just the crocus and daffodils that are calling for an end to winter.  The designers at Seniha have put out a new group gift that screams for an early spring.  Lyna comes in two lovely versions sized to fit  Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza bodies.  Simply join Seniha’s fee free group to make this beauty your own.
Today’s coif is one of many fun styles available on Olive’s fast moving lucky board wall.  The bubble goth colorway so bright and cheery it seemed like the perfect fit for a spring themed outfit.
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Finishing off today’s look is a fabulous pair of ankle boots from Mosquito’s Way.  The Clara boots come in a highly versatile shade of chamois to fit Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza feet.  Though the boots are sized for particular mesh bodies, that doesn’t mean others can’t wear them.  Most classic avatars should be able to find an alpha in their inventory that will pair nicely with this style.
Shop happy everyone!

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Back 2 Biz

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HAIR|Adoness.Frigg – 3 colors + head tattoos (GG/free)
| JEWELRY|SL Marketplace.RAPTUS_. Shura piercing set – black/silver/gold mesh copy/mod (free)
| DRESS |No Cabide.Catya Dress – w/10 texture HUD for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| TATTOO 1 |SL Marketplace.AFRO Creations.Back & Arms tattoo – Maitreya & Omega Appliers(free)
| TATTOO 2 |SL Marketplace.Black Design.This Way Up – Omega Appliers (free)
| SHOES |SL Marketplace.D'eVil.Redneck Chain Heels – one color for Maitreya (free)
| SHOES |SL Marketplace.D'eVil.Redneck Chain Heels – one color for Slink (free)

It’s easy to forget all about the great freebies lurking in the marketplace when running back and forth between the never ending stream of grid events.  So, today I’ve put together a fun little outfit that requires only two teleports and a handful of clicks in the Second Life Marketplace.
Join the free shopping group, Fabulously Free in SLthen visit Adoness to make the Frigg hairstyle your own.  The head tattoos included in this gift are for classic avatars.  Our model used one of the hairbases included with her mesh head to achieve today’s look.
Next, pop over to No Cabide and join the Mesh Body Friends group to get this wonderfully showy little nothing of a dress.  Catya comes in 10 fantastic shades, and is sized for Slink/Maitreya/Belleza bodies.
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Today’s heels, piercings, and tattoos are great marketplace freebies.  Anyone with an Omega applier compatible body can enjoy these tattoos. The heels are available for Slink and Maitreya feet.
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Here’s a nice closeup of the piercings.  They are mesh, copy/mod, and come in gold/silver/black.  More likely than not, you’ll need to go into edit mode to fine tune the fit.  Don’t forget to highlight “edit linked” to allow for easy resizing of the individual parts.
Until next time, happy shopping!

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