Bubblelicious

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…and utterly delicious!

Today Team All Spiffed Up finally gets the opportunity to welcome the  ever gorgeous Lady Mystic into our model pool!  Freebies and Mystic don’t normally mix, but thanks to Blueberry’s fantastic new group gift, we caught her out.

The top-tied Mimi dress is sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza mesh bodies and is packaged with the full fatpack HUD.  That’s 70 different looks with the option of a built in panty.
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Blueberry always adds such wonderful touches to their garments. Look at that fold detailing!
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Since our blogs are all about the freebies, we were able to talk Mystic into popping over to to Livia, joining their free group, and patiently modeling two of their wonderful gifts.

The Gianna lipstick gift is for mesh heads only with appliers for Lelutka, Vista, and Omega systems.

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Apologies dear readers, we experienced a little darkroom mishap in the main Gianna picture accidentally doubling one of the shades and omitting the luscious cherry red hue above.

***YIKES – while working in the darkroom for the next blog entry (Summer Nights) it was obvious that the last lipstick in the composite picture did not belong to the Gianna lipstick pack.  That lovely tomato red is actually part of Livia’s Just Reds set. 
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Who doesn’t love a cruelty free cheetah print?  The Cheetah Girl mani/pedi applier set is yet another terrific gift at Livia.  Appliers included are for:  Maitreya, Slink, Vista, Tuty, and Omega systems.

It would be remiss not to mention the bento ring set that is quietly stealing the scene from our manicure.  Yes it was free, but “was” is the operative word.  Not long ago eBento celebrated its birthday with a phenomenal gift rich round.  So many designers giving gifts galore, OMG – note to self:  never miss an eBento anniversary roundMeva was in attendance, their gift (Heidi Bento Rings Gold set) was one of the round’s best.

Though the Heidi Set is no longer free it is still available at Meva for a modest sum.  So, for those of you who can’t live without making this set your own, here is your taxi: MEVA.
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Up close and personal: Cheetah Girl’s six color options.

 

Mystic’s Style Card:

DRESS – Blueberry Mimi tied-front  – 70 color HUD, mesh only (group gift 0L/0L to join)

LIPSTICK – Livia Gianna Set – Appliers only 8 colors (group gift 0L/0L to join)

MANI/PEDI – Livia Cheetah Girl – Appliers only 6 colors (group gift 0L/0L to join)

 

 

 

Guilty Pleasures

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A funny thing happened in The Hamptons …we lost our model.  At least we thought we did  until  the aroma of her unscheduled break caught our photographer’s attention.  Luckily Gabe is a resourceful shutterbug and got a few fun candid shots.

This is the last weekend to pickup gifts at The Bliss Event.  The official Bliss advert touts 63 gifts ranging from 0L10L.  While there are a lot of “gifts” be advised that very few of them are actually 0L.  That said, there are a few free gifts that are worth a teleport.
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Team All Spiffed Up’s favorite Bliss freebie is the jean vest from FAFA.  The detailed embroidery is simply great.  Even better, the vest comes sized for both mesh and classic avatars, making it the perfect mix and match garment.  Nina got the vest to work over her mesh top by wearing one of the standard sized vests over her body specific top.  The combination worked like a charm.
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The top, denim skirt, and heels are group gifts from No CabideNo Cabide’s group is free to join, and chocked-full of wonderful gifts.  There are even more gifts available for members of various different shopping groups.  Bottom line:  No Cabide is one of the most generous stores on the grid, and well worth visiting!
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Today’s lovely long hair is a lucky board gift from OliveOlive’s wall of lucky boards changes quickly and does not require group membership.  It took Nina less than 5 minutes to collect two different hairstyles.
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Red platforms with lots of  studs and buckles, ooh la la, we love them!  Believe it or not, these fabulous beauties are an added bonus, not the main attraction, in a boxed gift outfit at No Cabide.  They are sized for mesh feet only (Slink, Maitreya, Belleza), and also come in black and white.

When Nina was putting today’s outfit together she almost missed these shoes completely.  Luckily for us the style of the top boxed with these shoes caught her eye.  She liked the top enough that she thought “hmmmm, wonder what the heels will look like?”  Curiosity works for us Nina, thanks for the great finds!

Nina’s Style Card:

HAIR – Olive Twirl – Redheads HUD w/detachable horn (lucky board/0L)

VEST – FAFA Jean Vest – sized for mesh and classic avatars @ The Bliss Event (0L)

TOP – No Cabide Happy Set – Top w/HUD mesh bodies (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOE – No Cabide Happy Set – Sandal w/HUD Slink, Belleza Maitreya (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SKIRT – No Cabide Julia Set – Skirt w/HUD mesh bodies (group gift 0L/0L to join)

 

Location:

The Hamptons is a picturesque sim with sweeping vistas perfect for exploration, cuddles, gardening, and good old fashioned posing.

Summer With a Capital “S”

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…and that rhymes with “F”, and that stands for FREE!

Yes we are breaking out the show tunes, gorging on cake, and guzzling the bubbly.  What can we say?  Second Life’s 15th birthday celebration is making us wild.  So wild in fact that it’s hard to pick a topic to start with.

When in doubt, start with what you know, and Team All Spiffed Up knows all about the Amazing Dreamz SL15B exhibit on the Incredible Sim.  None other than our very own arniek Resident, aka ASU model Iona, created the Crystal Forest.
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Iona scripted many of the larger soap bubbles with poses making the build a great place to take selfies.  Don’t forget to experiment with your environment settings when looking for that perfect picture.  The Crystal Forest has a completely different feel when viewed at midnight.
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The Vanessa outfit is one of the MANY wonderful free gifts found at the SL15B Spectacular gift parcel.

Teleport to Lamb for the Destiny hair.  It comes with a full range of color HUDs so you are bound to find a variation that suits your personal style.
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Today’s footwear is a group gift from COCO DESIGNS.  As always the group is free to join.

Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – Lamb Destiny – Complete HUD set (group gift 0L/0L to join)

OUTFIT – Fletcha Vanessa Outfit @ Gift Parcel – SL15B (0L)

SHOES – COCO DESIGNS Satin Mules beige – for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza (group gift 0L/0L to join)

 

Location:

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FaMESHed!

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Hurry, hurry, hurry over to FaMESHed’s 6th Anniversary round!  Why you ask?  Easy there are over 60 fantastic free gifts set out, only two days left to attend this celebratory round, and for those of you with Lindens to burn some absolutely fabulous original content to buy.

Unfortunately, with over 60 gifts there is no way we could blog them all at this late date and get you to the event before it ends.  Just know there is something for everyone:  clothing, decor items, hair, jewelry, and SHOES!
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The Forge’s FaMESHed gift is this fabulous Jessica Ombre dress.  Thank you The Forge, we love it!

No, that’s not a speck of dirt on your screen, Iona is sporting a new mole thanks to the Session Skins’ gift at eBento.  This mole set offers the choice of one, three, or five moles in appliers for Lelutka and Catwa heads.
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Today’s hair if great gift from ClawtoothGlamazon is boxed as the complete collection and is free for all visitors to the store – no group join required.  That said, joining the group is free, and if done will net you three more hairstyles.  Not bad for a quick teleport.
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The Mantra necklace is Cae’s gift at FaMESHed.
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To finish off today’s post we have a great sandal/boot from LegendaireLegendaire recently revamped and consolidated their groups system which means past members need to get over and rejoin the new V.I.P. group.  To compensate shoppers for the inconvenience the group join fee has been set to 0L temporarily.  If you’re not a member, this is one group that is definitely worth joining.

Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – Clawtooth Glamazon Snow – Complete Set Boxed (0L)

DRESS – The Forge Jessica Ombre mesh bodies only @ FaMESHed(group gift 0L/0L to join)

EYES – GA.EG Ultimate Eyes mesh w/detailed HUD  @ eBento Event (group gift 0L/0L to join)

MOLE – Session Skins Moles applier (Lelutka, Catwa) @ eBento Event (group gift 0L/0L to join)

NECKLACE – Cae Mantra Necklace Fearless @ FaMESHed(group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Legendaire Ginger Sandalscolor HUD sized for Slink (group gift 0L/0L to join)

LAMP – DRD Paint Can Lamp @ FaMESHed(group gift 0L/0L to join)

LAMP – Refuge Spring Gala Table Light @ FaMESHed(group gift 0L/0L to join)

PROP – SynCo Cubify PhotoScene @ SL Marketplace (0L)

 

The Waiting Game

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It took a bit of doing, but we finally managed to drag Cabal out of The Blake Sea and into a few stores.   Despite his grumbles and growls Cabal was quite pleased with the final outcome.

The first stop was etham for the Alex Pullover.  The pullover comes sized for Belleza, Slink, and TMP male mesh bodies.  The accompanying HUD has 12 colors that can apply to both the over and under sweaters.
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The Baka Pants are part of a terrific suit gift from Bakaboo for L’Homme Magazine subscribers. Joining L’Homme is free, and the gifts for are simply wonderful.  Bakaboo thoughtfully included the Baka Suit alphas making this gift suitable for both classic and mesh avatars.
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Once you’ve joined the L’Homme group pop over to The Forge to pick up the goggles and necklace.  Both items are unrigged so resizing and positioning are easy.
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To complete the look we concluded our shopping spree at Alien Gizmo.  The Alien Gizmo sim has undergone a remodel since the last time we visited so instead of looking for the men’s store simply enter the main store and proceed up to the first floor for the men’s department.  There you’ll find this fabulous male group gift and mini-mania boards.  As always, Alien Gizmo’s group is free to join!

Cabal’s Style Card:

MESH BODY – syhk mesh body 1.2 – HUD controlled (group gift 0L/0L to join)

GOGGLES – The Forge Banshee Welding Goggles – unrigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)

NECKLACE – The Forge Rockstar Necklace – unrigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHIRT – etham Alex Pullover – Belleza, Slink, & TMP  (group gift 0L/0L to join)

PANTS – Bakaboo Baka Suit – classic & mesh (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Alien Gizmo Phoenix boots – rigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)

Forever Goth

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Can you ever have enough black brocade?  We think not!  This wonderfully textured jacket is a gift for The Teleport Hub group from Sadistic Obsessions.

Though All Spiffed Up is dedicated to discussing 100% free items, occasionally we come across something so wonderful and almost free that we feel the overwhelming need to give it a mention.
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The 10 Lindens spent to join The Teleport Hub’s group is quite possibly the best investment in your Second Life wardrobe that you could ever make.  You don’t have to take our word on this, taxi over to their website to check out the current gifts available for group members:  The Teleport Hub.
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Looking for a fun full-body Gothic tattoo?  Then OOPS Tattoos is worth a visit.  Pictured above is OOPS current group gift.  This tattoo is designed for mesh bodies that are Omega compatible.  While visiting OOPS be sure to pickup the clothing gifts too!
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This picture says it all!  These boots are another wonderful group gift from Gos Boutique.  The boot HUD offers four lovely shades of red along with sole and metal color change options.

Iona’s Style Card:

DRESS – Sadistic Obsessions Raven Brocade Vintage Jacket (subscriber gift 0L/0L to join)

TATTOOS – OOPS Gothic Tattoo – Omega System only (subscriber gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Gos Boutique Arianna Thigh Boots Christmas Reds (group gift 0L/0L to join)

 

Some Like it Hot

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What could be better than a gorgeous cruelty free sable coat? … A gorgeous FREE sable coat that comes in so many fabulous shades it makes you wish for an endless winter!

This lovely fur is just one of the many items available for free in the The Shops from The Mesh Project.  Before you shout out “I don’t wear the TMP body!” keep in mind this is a coat and it will likely fit whatever body you wear.

To support this claim Team All Spiffed Up asked our model, Valentina, to pickup a few free items from The Shops to try on her Altamura body.  The coat was an easy fit, looks great from all angles, and is definitely worth acquiring.

The top, skirt, and boots required heavy use of Altamura’s alpha system.  So, if you have a body with a great alpha system, like the challenge of making clothing work, then by all means rush over to The Shops for some fantastic freebies!
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These lovely drop earrings are a subscriber gift at Zuri Jewelry.

Valentina’s fun hairstyle is one of the many group gifts currently available at NYNE. NYNE tends to package their hairstyles with a rigged and unrigged mesh version.  When you change and tweak your avatar as much as most of the members of Team All Spiffed Up it is especially nice to have hair that can resize.  As always, NYNE’s group is free to join.  Thanks NYNE for keeping SL fashionable!
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Here’s a closeup of the TMP suede boots.   They come styled loose or fitted with over 40 colors to choose from.  The zippers, sole, heel, and lining also change colors making color coordination a snap.

Valentina’s Style Card:

HAIRNYNE Rodri – Color HUD  (group gift 0L/0L to join)

EYES – Poetic Colors Summer Sky Eyes – Beach Night Classic & Mesh (0L)

MESH BODY
MESH HEAD
MESH FEET
SKIN
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& PHYSICS – Altamura  – Valentina @ Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios (0L)

TOP – The Mesh Project Long Creased Top  @ The Shops! (0L)

SKIRT – The Mesh Project Mid Length Skirt @ The Shops! (0L)

COAT – The Mesh Project Long Fur Coat @ The Shops! (0L)

SHOES – The Mesh Project Standard Knee Boot (tight) @ The Shops! (0L)

EARRINGS – Zuri Jewelry Rayna earrings – mesh  (subscriber gift 0L/0L to join)

 

Endless Love

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There’s something about pink satin that simply makes a girl weak in the knees!  MH Unique Design’s Vivi Dress is irresistibly shimmery and shiny.  The shading on this gown is so wonderful you’ll find it hard not to remember your first encounter with satin.
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Look at that drape, it’s just so very lovely!  Vivi fits both classic and mesh bodies, so everyone can experience a decadent night out.  It is hard to believe this gown is free.  Thanks MH Unique Design for keeping love alive.
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This fun heart studded coif is a free gift from Exile.  The hair comes with two HUDs, one to color the heart accents, and the other shades the hair.  All of the hair colors are mottled in the most appealing way.

When we caught up with today’s model Carla, she was still wearing the makeup from her Puppy Love blog entry.  This fabulous makeup set was a Valentine’s Day gift from Izzie’s, and it is still available.

So if you missed it the first time around be sure to rush over to Izzies’s now and get it while you can.   We love that Izzie’s packed the gift with both appliers and  makeup layers so everyone whether they are classic or mesh can enjoy a makeover.
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A quick teleport to The Free Dove is all that is needed to accessorize today’s outfit.  The earrings and necklace are part of Chop Zuey’s Les Petits Fleurs Demi Parure set.

Carla’s Style Card:

HAIRExile Heart to Heart Heart & Hair color HUDs (0L)

EYES – Poetic Colors Summer Sky Eyes – Beach Night Classic & Mesh (0L)

MAKEUPIzzie’s Valentine Makeup Set for Classic & Mesh avatars (0L)

DRESS – MH Unique Design Vivi Dress – Classic & Mesh avatars (group gift 0L/0L to join)

JEWELRY – Chop Zuey  – Les Petits Fleurs Gift @ The Free Dove (group gift 0L/0L to join)

 

 

Time is Running Out!

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News flash… today is the last day to join the Scandalize Group for free and pick up this fab workout attire! If that isn’t incentive enough for you consider this:  there is a wall full of group gifts.
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The Annie outfit comes boxed in 4 colorways that are hidden in plain sight around the store.
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Finish off the outfit with these fun high sneakers from Cremosas Store.

Iona’s Style Card:

OUTFIT – Scandalize Prize 1 of 4 – Annie  nude mesh  (hunt group gift 0L/0L to join through 02/19/2018)

SHOES – Cremosas Store Sneakers – 36 models  all avatars (group gift 0L/0L to join)

 

Morning Dew

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Are the colors pink and red not to your liking?  Do hearts and chubby winged babies freak you out? Have no fear, Team All Spiffed Up has found a nice garden hunt to distract you from all things Valentine’s Day.

AdelleArts is hosting an Enchanted Garden & Maze Hunt Feb 1 – March 31.  Since the hunt runs through March those of you caught up in Cupid’s madness will still have plenty of time to get in on the fun.

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There are 15 “complete” outfits hidden in and near the AdelleArts garden maze.  10 outfits are female, and 5 are male.  Hunt prizes are 0L!
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Iona is modeling the first hunt prize, Autumnal Fairy.  The outfit is truly complete including the pictured hair, wings, and shoes.  Best of all, both classic and mesh avatars can wear this outfit.  Thanks AdelleArts, we love it!

 

Iona’s Style Card:

OUTFIT – AdelleArts Prize#1 – Autumnal Fairy  mesh & classic (hunt gift 0L)