Do You Want to Hear a Secret?

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…Let me whisper in your ear.

Or perhaps shout into the metaverse…THE FOLKS AT ALIEN GIZMO ARE GIVING AWAY A 200L GIFT CARD!  As always with these gift cards time is of the essence.  So, to help you get in on a good thing we’re going to keep today’s post short and sweet.

The Alien Gizmo sim has 3 stores plus an outlet.  The gift card works everywhere except in the outlet store.  This gift card is by far the easiest gift card you will ever use.  Anyone visiting the sim can click the display and receive a folder containing the gift card.

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Simply wear the card, and click on an item you are interested in.  Ignore the blue popup box, and read the hover text over the gift card.  The hover text will say how much the item is, so it is easy to know if you selected an item at or below the 200L limit.

To buy the item using the card click the buy now button on the gift card located under the picture of the item near the right edge of the card.  Accept the delivered item, detach the card and away you go.
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Leo’s shoes are a free group gift in the men’s store.  The Alien Gizmo group is free to join.

Leo’s Gift Card Purchase:

Leo is wearing the Ronon Pants Beige which cost 199L normally, but of course was free today.

Taxi to Alien Gizmo:  Alien Gizmo

Leo is also wearing:

SWEATSHIRT – Gabriel  Zipup Hoodie – size M (group gift 0L/0L to join)

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

EYES – AviGlam  Pastel Eyes – meadow mesh & classic (group gift 0L/0L to join)

Iona’s Gift Card Purchase:

Iona is wearing the Taylor Black Dress Cat which costs 179L normally, but of course was free today.

Taxi to Alien Gizmo:  Alien Gizmo

Iona is also wearing:

HAIR – LeLutka  Nova Hair – Wearable Color Demo HUDs (0L)

EYES – AviGlam  September Eyes – large (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – KC Couture  Stefy Wedges – rigged (Luckyboard/0L)

 

 

Forever Autumn

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So many leaves, so little time!  Of course, in Second Life Fall cleanup is snap, which allows us the freedom to shop until we drop.  Today we ventured forth into SL and discovered three, new to us, shops with some very nice freebies.

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Our first stop was Le’La Design.  The shop is huge, filled with goodies, and best of all has lots of group gifts. Our model is wearing the Pin-Up outfit gift for MLM members.  This is a wonderful gift that consists of the cropped blouse and jeans.  Pin-up is mesh and comes sized to fit most mesh bodies along with 5 standard sizes and an alpha for classic avatars.  **NOTE:  Pin-up does not fit the TMP Beta Free Body.

The Le’La Design group join fee is a modest 25L, however members of the following free to join shopping groups can wear their tags and also pick up a bunch of freebies:

  • MLM
  • FashioNable
  • Spicy Secrets
  • Enchantress

If you’re not a member of these groups, no worries you can join while in Le’La Design.  Still want more freebiesLe’La also has 10 Lucky Letter Boards.  With all of those options you’re bound to find something special.

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!! Firelight !! Satelite Store supplied today’s hair.  It comes rigged and unrigged with a 12 color HUD.  There are currently 4 group gifts, all completely free, and also several Lucky Chairs.
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Our shopping trip concluded at Valekoer where we found these great sneakers.  These sneakers are a must have!  The HUD allows for all kinds of fun customization. You simply select the area of the shoe you want to color then select the color to apply. 

These sneakers got even more exciting when we saw the meshes included in the gift box. They come sized to fit Matreya, Slink (male & female), TMP (male & female), and unrigged for everyone else.  Free socks with another of one those wonderful HUDS are also available.  Thank you Valekoer for the fabulous gifts!

Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – !! Firelight !! Satelite Store Axisia – rigged & unrigged w/HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)

OUTFIT – Le’La Design Pin-Up outfit – mesh (MLM group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Valekoer Vasiform Group Gift – great color HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)

Location:

Deer Park in Autumn is a lovely little slice of the season.  It’s quiet with plenty to do.  There are several couples activities offered along with refreshments.  It’s a wonderful place to simply chill out and enjoy a little Fall color.

 

What’s Up Pussycat?

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Meow!  No your eyes are not deceiving you, we’ve found yet another “hipster cat” outfit for you at FLG & No Cabide.  The backless t-shirt and skirt come boxed together.  They come sized to fit most of the major mesh bodies.  Unfortunately, standard mesh sizes are not included.

Of course, thanks to The Mesh Project the omission of standard mesh sizes and their corresponding alphas is never a problem.  A quick teleport to The Shops will remedy that problem ASAP.  The TMP beta free female body is always just a few clicks away.

Naturally, a system body wearer can always cobble together a few alphas and pull off this ensemble fairly well.  However the backless design of the t-shirt made doing that  quite a challenge.  In the end, it was easier for our model Gabby to simply change over to the TMP body.

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Today’s flowing hairstyle is a Lucky Board find from Olive Hair.  It comes with a wonderful HUD loaded with terrific colors and a streak option.  If you are a hair enthusiast a visit to Olive is definitely in order!

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All of Gabby’s jewelry is available for free in the Do Lubitsch Jewels marketplace store.  Do Lubitsch Jewelry is transferable, which is great for in-world gift giving!

Gabby’s sandals are still available at The Free Dove.  We’ve blogged them previously so you can see the closeup pictures in the Two for the Road post.

Gabby’s Style Card:

HAIR – .Olive. Hair Stephanie Naturals – rigged w/HUD (Lucky Board/0L)

MESH BODY – The Mesh Project (BETA) Free Body(f)  @ The Shops! (0L)

OUTFIT – FLG & No Cabide and Wombaby Naira Set – 15 model HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)

NECKLACE – Do Lubitsch Jewels Pearl Pendant on Chain @ SL Marketplace (0L)

PIERCING – Do Lubitsch Jewels Nose Diamonds @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHOES – Loordes of London Medallion Signature Sandal @ The Free Dove (0L)

Location:

7th Heaven home to the All Spiffed Up Headquarters and [MMc] Mr M’s Creations.  Feel free to drop by our store and relax for a spell.  If you’re feeling adventurous use our bicycle rezzer to tour around Zurich City.

Summer, Not Fade Away!

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When standing on a tropical island contemplating you’re next snorkeling adventure it is hard, oh so very hard, to accept that Summer 2017 has come to an end.  Luckily for us virtual world enthusiasts everyday can be summer if we so desire.

We tasked Wolfgang to go forth and find some new male freebies.  So he teleported off to a store he saw in a 2012 blog.  Of course he materialized in the middle of water.  The shop closed it’s doors long ago.

Being an adventurous guy, Wolf simply swam to shore and explored the sim.  Lucky for us, he found Cold Ash.  Which just so happens to be a store filled with quality mesh clothing and free group gifts.

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The California t-shirt comes sized to fit mesh and classic bodies.  The shorts are sized only for mesh bodies.  Wolfgang wears a classic system body, and had to enlist the aid of team All Spiffed Up to get the shorts to work without altering his shape.

It took a little brain storming and two lower body alphas to get Wolf beach ready.  Since the anchor shorts didn’t come with a classic body alpha we’ve packaged up the alphas for our readers.  You can find them at the All Spiffed Up headquarters under the Summer, Not Fade Away! photo.

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The leather and gold bracelets are also courtesy of Cold Ash.

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Wolf’s nice Converse style sneakers can be found at The Free Dove on the men’s tables.

Wolfgang’s Style Card:

SHAPE – Shapes by Mim Angelo Shape  @ The Free Dove (0L)

SHIRT – Cold Ash  Montana Tee – mesh bodies & classic (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHORTS – Cold Ash Chino Shorts – for mesh bodies (group gift 0L/0L to join)
**Drop by All Spiffed Up to get the alphas  that allow a classic avatar to wear the Belleza Jake sized mesh.        

BRACELET – Cold Ash Leather Bracelet – copy/mod (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Shoe-ddict! Stars Male Camel  @ The Free Dove (0L)

 

LOCATION – Tiki Tattoo – We love Tiki Tattoo! The sim is gorgeous.  It’s the perfect setting for a nice photo op, cool tropical structures, or simply SL inspiration.

Run, Don’t Walk!

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Hurry, the creators at Alien Gizmo are at it again and you probably don’t have long to get in on this fantastic freebie!   They’ve put out another absolutely free, no group join required, 250L gift card.

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Alien Gizmo gift cards are exceptionally easy to use, and they actually put enough on the card so that you can afford to buy an outfit without having to kick in your own lindens.

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You can use your gift card in the Men’s, Women’s, or Erotica stores. With all those stores to choose from, you are bound to find something you simply can’t live without. Thanks Alien Gizmo for the generous gift!

Cabal’s Gift Card Purchase:

Cabal is wearing the Bruce Outfit Black which costs 239L normally, but of course was free today.

Taxi to Alien Gizmo:

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Location:

7th Heaven home to the All Spiffed Up Headquarters and [MMc] Mr M’s Creations

So Happy Together

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We’ve got men, hallelujah!

It took a bit of cajoling, a keg of beer, and a whole lot of scantily clad pole dancing to rope the guys in.  But, rope them in we did.

Meet Wolfgang, the first male member of Team All Spiffed Up.  Wolf’s been in SL for over four years and shockingly has under 500 items in his inventory.  Needless to say, his wardrobe is scary sparse.  Have no fear Wolf, we’ll spiff you up in no time!

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We found these wonderful his & hers outfits at GizzA Creations.  If you’ve never been to GizzA then you need to plan a visit ASAP.  Their Group is free to join and they offer a very nice assortment of free gifts for males and females.

Wolf’s suit is especially well suited for guys that can’t stand spending time dressing.  Simply pick your size then add the the outfit (and the alpha if using a system body).  2 clicks at most and you’ll be wearing slacks, blazer, shirt, and scarf.

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Both of our models are wearing free skins from 7 Deadly S{k}ins‘ recent Summer Sizzler Hunt.  Unfortunately, the hunt ended  early in the week.  All is not lost though, 7 Deadly S{k}ins has two Midnight Mania boards and two lucky chairs that anyone visiting the sim can use.

There are many more Mini Mania boards and a monthly group gift for… you guessed it, 7 Deadly S{k}ins group members.  Membership is NOT free.  However the quality and artistry of the skins makes the price well worth joining.   If you really can’t spare the lindens don’t worry, periodically 7 Deadly S{k}ins waves their group join fee.  Patience grasshopper it will happen.

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Our incredibly healthy Agave plant can be found in SimPro Designs marketplace store.

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Wolf’s hair is a freebie that can be found at the Exile main store.  Exile packed the full range of their color huds in the gift box which is awesome.

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Gemma is back sporting a new more sophisticated makeover from 7 Deadly S{k}ins.  The pictured hair is a wearable color demo gift from [elikatira] at the Hair Fair 2017.

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Once again .:KC:. Couture rounds out our female model’s outfit with another outstanding set of heels! I simply love the color huds .:KC:. uses.  This hud allows the wearer to change the shoe body, metal, heel accent, sole, and heal base colors.

.:KC:. Couture understands the VALUE of an excellent freebie.  A fully featured freebie is a terrific stepping stone to obtaining new paying customers. I can’t tell you how many SL stores get me to actually part with my lindens because of a great free gift they gave.  [AdN], Mystic Hope, Analog Dog, GizzA Creations, !!Calico Ingmann Creations!!, The White Armory, and Love Cats are a few fabulous stores that have great quality merchandise and also give fantastic free gifts.  Thanks creators for glamorizing this crazed fashionista’s Second Life!

Wolfgang’s Style Card:

HAIR – Exile Tommy – 10 Color HUDs – free for all visitors (0L)

SKIN – 7 Deadly S{k}ins Adam HB – Multiple tones & appliers  (past hunt gift/0L)

SHAPE – Jomo 2012 Halloween Gifts Men’s Skin –  (group gift 0L/0L to join)

OUTFIT – GizzA Creations Group Gift Feb’2017 [Men] (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Gabriel Leather Bootie – Black (group gift 0L/0L to join)

Gemma’s Style Card:

HAIR –  [ e l i k a t i r a ] [e] Color Demo – 8 Color HUDs (past gift Hair Fair 2017)(0L)

SKIN – 7 Deadly S{k}ins Berry Pinapple V2 – 5 tones & appliers  (past hunt gift/0L)

SHAPE – All Spiffed Up Gemma Shape – copy/mod (0L)

DRESS – GizzA Creations Group Gift Feb’2017 [Woman] (group gift 0L/0L to join)

EYES – Linden Labs Daisy Eyes @ Your SL Inventory (0L)

EYELASHES – .:Gorgasm:. – BC Mesh Eyelashes @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHOES – *KC|Couture* ADORE HEELS – Slink, Maitreya,Belleza (group gift 0L/0L to join)

PROP – SimPro Designs – Tall Pot with Agave @ SL Marketplace (0L)

POSE – . Infiniti . – Fans! – Pose @ SL Marketplace (0L)

On the Boardwalk

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Heels and sand simply don’t mix!  So, instead of Under the Boardwalk let me present On the Boardwalk.

This smart yet casual look is a one stop shopping grab.  Sentinus Designs is a must have landmark for any SL clotheshorse.  Simply teleport over to Sentinus main store, join their free group, and treat yourself to a wonderful outfit, or two, or three.
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I first discovered  Sentinus Designs on a visit to The Free Dove. I was so impressed by the gift that I found myself wanting more.  A quick teleport to the main store left me squealing with joy.

The Sentinus team is talented and generous with a capital G.
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One thing I especially appreciate is Sentinus‘ attention to detail.  The Violetta Hair pictured above is a fine example.  The hairline looks extremely natural.

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As for the shoes, well…I’ll let them speak for themselves.  Thanks for the goodies Sentinus, I love them!

 

Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – Sentinus Design Violetta Hair – Color HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHIRT – Sentinus Design Carmen Blouse  (group gift 0L/0L to join)

PANTS – Sentinus Design Mariya Blue3 jeans  (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Sentinus Design Mesh Love High Heels (Slink)  (group gift 0L/0L to join)

 

LOCATION – Pleasant Shore – Family friendly Beach and Boardwalk

Happy 4th

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Happy 4th of July.   Here’s a quick little post to put some stars and stripes into your wardrobe.

For those of you not celebrating today we found a few outdoor items that might capture your fancy.  Enjoy!
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The Swing is animated, seats two, and is copy/mod.  Team All Spiffed Up transformed the swing from plain to festive with a few marketplace finds.

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The embellished shorts are free in-world, no group join required.
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Designer contacts… woo hoo!
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Shssssssh… don’t tell anyone the sneakers are MENS.  They also happen to be mesh and copy/mod.  Sizing was super easy.

 

Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – Sentinus DesignAngel Fitmesh – Color Hud (group gift 0L/0L to join)

EYES – LadyBunny’s Fantasy 4th of July Eyes @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHIRT – Punkster’s DestinyIndependence Day kid Promo @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHORTS – Tresor Coulture  – 4th of July Gift for Women – fitmesh (0L)

SHOES – Extal – Men’s Mesh Sneakers @ SL Marketplace (0L)

Decor:

SWING – Ain’t No BULL! – The Simple Swing @ SL Marketplace (0L)

PILLOWS – Dabble Dooya – Patriotic Pillow @ SL Marketplace (0L)

BANNER – Shore Thing & Special Moments – July 4th Banner @ SL Marketplace (0L)

TREES – Marian Lean – Low Prim Birch Tree Set @ SL Marketplace (0L)

GRASS – *.. NL ..* – meadow @ SL Marketplace (0L)

 

Freebies, Freebies, Everywhere, Not a Changing Room in Sight!

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We’re back, and not a moment too soon!  The grid is popping with Events and swag bags.  Oh, how I wish we could try on the goodies as we collect them.  I fear I will forever grab items faster than I open them.  What’s a poor fashionista to do?

Answer:  Go WILD, of course!  That’s exactly what our model, Vianne, did this week.  It didn’t matter that we were on location, gear out, posed, and ready to snap it out.  Someone in the crowd whispered accessories, then Tres Chic – that was all it took.  Vianne vanished only to reappear wearing a smug grin and perfectly matched handbag.

Tres Chic is currently hosting their 2nd anniversary round.  If you want in on the goodies, you’d better hustle-up, this round ends June 5, 2017.  Click here to teleport directly to Tres Chic.

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Vianne’s clothing, jewels, and hair can be found at The Free Dove.  Not only is the Free Dove filled with tons of quality freebies, but it is one of the few stores that offers free access to private CHANGING ROOMS.  That’s right you don’t have to swish back to your place to try on your loot.  Simply pop into one of the dressing rooms and rez until your hearts content.
The Free Dove Changing Rooms/Skyboxes

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Vianne’s Style Card:

HAIR – Posh Pixels Aisha Mesh Hair – Glam Color HUD @ The Free Dove (0L)

HEAD – Curves Shapes & Skins Ava Static Mesh Head – MK4  (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SKIN – Curves Shapes & Skins Body Skin SLF&O Gift – Cleavage (group gift 0L/0L to join)

JEWELRY – Lazuri Ophira V2 Gift – Size & 5 Metals Menu @ The Free Dove (0L)

SHOES – ROC – MGSN Gift Maitreya/Slink/TMP/Belleza (group gift 0L/0L to join)

HANDBAG – The Oak Elba Handbag – Black [P1] @ Tres Chic (0L)

LOCATION – Another World by Solkide Auer – A geometric ambient space.

It’s Five O’clock Somewhere

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…is that a pineapple margarita?  Could be, but then again it could be a painkiller, a calypso sun, a screwdriver, maybe even a lemon sour. Oh so many delicious concoctions, so little time.

Bar hopping in Second Life(SL) has its perks. Sit your avatar at a bar and most likely you’ll be given your choice of FREE delectable beverages to imbibe. Of course, you’ll have to accept the items first, then pop into your inventory, locate the drinks, select one and then add it to your attire. Yes, drinking is a process, but once mastered your avatar will never be parched again!

…and don’t forget the added bonus: once those drinks have been accepted they are yours to keep and/or share FREE & CLEAR.

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Now that our thirst has been quenched, let’s discuss today’s freebies.

Pictured above we have a wonderful group gift from M&M.  It’s a mesh peek-a-boo spiked variation of the little black dress.  The dress comes in standard mesh sizes.  If you wear a mesh body you will most likely have to alter your shape a bit to wear the dress properly.  All of the cut work makes using mesh body alphas impossible.

This was my first visit to M&M.  I was impressed by M&M’s generosity.  Not only is their group free to join, but they have a wall filled with past group gifts that are also free.  I’ll definitely include several of these items in future posts, so stay tuned.

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Normally at this point I’d simply present a style card. Some gifts simply demand more than a simple one line blurb. Today’s hair is one such gift!

On a recent visit to enVogue I easily spotted 3 free gifts. There are 2 versions of the Elissa Hair. The subscriber gift is Elissa Ombre pictured above & below. enVogue’s group gift is Elissa Diversity (not blogged).

Each version comes with 4 choices: fitted, fitted (materials), rigged, rigged (materials). The included hud offers a total of 32 color variations.  Though some of the colors may look similar, each option is subtly different.  This is an exquisite gift that truly showcases the artistry of enVogue’s designers.  It is also the kind of gift that turns a freebie grabber into a paying customer.  Awesome job enVogue!

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Completing today’s ensemble is a pair of beautifully detailed heels from Pure Poison. I can easily see these becoming a new favorite.
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Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – enVogue Elissa Rigged (materials) – Color Hud (subscriber gift 0L)

DRESS – M&M Neska Dress – Color Hud (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – PurePoison Lavinia Sandals – Nude (group gotcha 0L/0L to join)

HANDSOME COMPANION – MrMikeyUk – SL Singer & Builder (priceless)