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:

The Amazing Dreamz SL15B exhibit @ SL15B Incredible -17

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
SHAPE
& 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)

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

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Mesh body wearers this post is for you!  We found the perfect Valentine Day’s gift lingerie at No Cabide.  The Sexy Brenda Set comes with a  4 Model HUD that controls separate top and shorts to fit: Maitreya – Belleza Isis/ Freya/ Venus – Slink Physique/ Hourglass – TMP.  Choose from black, red, white, and pink or mix ‘n’ match.
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Swing by !Soul to pick up these lovely locks.  This freebie is packed with tons of color variations, a HUD for the ties, normal and bright options, and an additional mesh sized for “boobs.”
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All of today’s decor items are marketplace freebies courtesy of:  *Pickles*, *Beautiful Fridays*, and Frogstar.

Everley’s Style Card:

HAIR – !SOUL Heather – Color HUDs  (group gift 0L/0L to join)

LINGERIE – No Cabide Sexy Brenda Set – mesh color HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)

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

 

Decor:

WALLPAPER –  Frogstar Soft Romantic Wallpaper @ SL Marketplace (0L)

LAMP – *Beautiful Fridays* Valentine Lamp @ SL Marketplace (0L)

FURNITURE – *Pickles* LoveBean @ SL Marketplace (0L)

 

 

 

Saying Goodbye

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Happy Sunday!  While rushing around trying to complete the Womenstuff Hunt, we stumbled across MH Unique Designs.  How we missed this store in the past is a complete mystery.  The owners of MH Unique Designs are extremely generous giving visitors over 35 group gifts (the group is free to join) plus 18 more opportunities to pick up gifts from their rapidly changing Lucky Boards.  In less than 4 minutes, today’s model Beth hit the Lucky Letter 6 times.  Incredible!
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You can find the Anary Dress Gift in one of the gift bags on the wall closet to the Lucky Boards.  The Anary Dress is size to fit:  Belleza (Frey, Isis, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), eBODY classic, TMP, & 5 standard Fitmesh sizes with the included alpha for classic avatars.
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It’s not to late to get your hunt on.  The Womenstuff Hunt is ongoing through the month of January.  *KATE* provided WH Hunt gift #16, the Boho Topanga Bracelet with HUD.
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NYNE has done it again with the Organza hairstyle. Organza has just the right amount of wave and highlights to make it work for both casual and elegant occasions.  Best of all it is free, free, free.
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The Sway shoes can be found in the gift section of Legendaire. Legendaire’s group gifts are always free, however the group usually has a modest join fee.  All is not lost for those low on Lindens because Legendaire often has fee free group join weekends.  RUSH OVER TO LEGENDAIRE TODAY TO JOIN THEIR GREAT GROUP FOR FREE!

Beth’s Style Card:

HAIR – NYNE Organza – Color HUD w/ streak option (group gift 0L/0L to join)

DRESS – MH Unique Designs Anary – classic & mesh (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Legendaire Sway – mesh only (group gift 0L/0L to join TODAY)

BRACELET – *KATE* Boho Topanga – HUD w/ resize (Womenstuff Hunt/0L)

 

Location:

New Toulouse is a fun slightly creepy sim fashioned after the French Quarter in New Orleans.  It’s a perfect location to commune with the dead, and possible other predators of the night.

***NOT COMPLETELY FREE, but as close as it gets for only 1L****
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Let’s talk about the eBODY SHOP!  eBODY makes 2 mesh bodies: the Classic, and the Curvy.  The eBODY controller HUD is extensive and very easy to use.  Both mesh bodies are competitively priced with the other name brand bodies.

eBODY stands apart from the others by selling excellent gift versions of both bodies for 1L.  That’s right 1L will get you a wonderful mesh body.  Does the gift version have all the bells and whistles that the full priced body has?  Of course not.  But what the gift version has is most definitely worth the Linden!

What you get for 1L from eBODY:

  • 12 Body Skintones
  • Alpha Thick (31 areas to hide)
  • Mesh hands (not bento)
  • Mesh feet (High, Mid, Flat)  (Slink compatible)
  • A neck fix
  • Several body shapes
  • eBODY physic 1

Taxi to eBODY:   eBODY SHOP