Category: Down & Dirty…a freebie a day

Move Over Big Bird

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…we’re stealing your signature color!

Belle Epoque’s current group gift is simply too vibrant to pass by.  The Giselle dress is fitmesh requiring a bit of tweaking using your mesh body’s own alpha system.  If  you have a detailed alpha HUD, then this dress is a keeper.

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The combination of a wrap top and long pencil skirt is sexy in its simplicity.  Great job Belle Epoque.

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15 no group required Lucky Boards plus a daily Midnight Mania always loaded with a complete fatpack is definitely this hair loving freebie hunter’s idea of bliss.  Make yourself happy, teleport to Olive.

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If you wear Omega compatible finger and toenails then we have the perfect hassle free gift for you.  Pop over to ~Mani Pedi~ to pick up your free Master HUD gift.  Simply join the subscriber group to automatically receive the Master HUD containing 7 polish sets each with 7 shades.  That’s a grand total of 49 different mani/pedis.  Each unpacked set supports Maitreya, Slink, and Omega systems.

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Though we’ve blogged these sleek satin mules before, since they are still available at COCO Design we’re featuring them again.  COCO’s group is free to join, and the gift wall houses several past gifts just waiting to invade your inventory.

Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – Olive Sabrina Hair – Bubble Goth + Streaks & headband HUDs (lucky board/0L)
** Olive’s Mainstore appears to undergoing renovations and is hopefully only temporarily closed.**    OLIVE IS OPEN AGAIN – PHEW!

MAKEUP – Zibska Silvie Eyemakeup – appliers & tattoo layers @ Sense Event (group gift 0L/0Lto join)

MANICURE – ~Mani Pedi~ Signature Leather Tipz – appliers only (subscriber join gift/0L)

DRESS – Belle Epoque Giselle Dress – yellow fitmesh (group gift 0L/0L to join)

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

Sand, Sun, & BBQ

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Looking for someplace to enjoy surf & sand?  Team All Spiffed Up’s location scout has you covered.  Why not try a visit to Brethren Cove.  The sim is filled with lots of great areas to lounge, entertain, and of course – pose.

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This beautiful dress is a free gift from LUXE Paris Fashion House for the Swank event.  It comes in 5 standard sizes and supports Maitreya, Belleza, TMP,  and Slink.  You’ll have to hurry to get one for yourself, the Swank Event ends August 31st.

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A quick teleport to Firelight will result in several new hairdos.  This style is one of three gifts for members of SFL&O (Second Life Frees & Offers).  Joining the Firelight group will give access to mania boards and lucky chairs.  Plus, Firelight is a participant in the Enchantment Hunt (it ends August 31st), so there are two 0L frogs to find containing cool new styles.

If the sheer number of different hairstyles doesn’t peak your curiosity maybe this will:  Most of the gifts we looked at came with a Color Tint HUD.  Which is how our model Nina was able to concoct her lovely shade.  Thanks Firelight we love your style!

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Wear your Free Dove tag to get these highly versatile earrings created by Poeme.  They come in two shades, gold and silver.  However, since they are copy/mod  a quick switch into edit mode means you can recolor them to suit yourself which makes them a perfect  accessory.

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A few clicks in the marketplace will finish off  today’s look with these flirty suede heels.

 

Nina’s Style Card:

HAIR – Firelight Mitchel Unisex – Browns + color tint HUD (SFL&O gift/0L)

DRESS – LUXE Paris Hibiscus Dress – for mesh bodies @ The Swank Event (0L)

EARRINGS – Poeme Riviera Pear – silver/gold copy/mod @ The Free Dove (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOE – Auradacious Downstairs gift – suede sorbet for slink @ SL Marketplace (0L)

 

Location:

Brethren Cove – Scenic beach area with lots of interactive tropical displays freely available to all guests no group required.  Swim, hot tub, host a dinner party, read, bar hop, BBQ, and the list goes on so grab your flip flops and it the teleports.

New Look, New Address

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Hello all, hope you had a great weekend!

Here’s a quick post to get you in on the Grand Re-Opening of Alien Gizmo.  They’ve moved, redecorated, and are celebrating with a 200L gift card.  Simply, join their group (it’s free) and go shop.

While your there be sure to check out the group gift area.  Granted the women’s side has many more gifts then the men’s, but both are worth checking out.

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Of course, we did find a few more goodies from other places.  Both of our models are wearing the Minato Hair subscriber gift from Argrace.  Subscribing is free, and once done you can collect 5 nice gifts.  Thanks Argrace!

Iona’s smokey eyeshadow only one shade included in a fabulous gift from Zibska for the Sense Event.  Best of all, Zibska thoughtfully included tattoo layers along with the mesh appliers so everyone can share in the glamour.

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Mirus Designs is our final stop for this fun white tattoo.  Once again, everyone can share the enjoyment thanks to the creators at Mirus Designs for including a tattoo layer in the packaging.

 

Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – Argrace Minato Hair – fatpack (subscriber gift/0L)

EARRINGS – JCNY Collection Fall Collection – resize menu @ SL Marketplace (0L)

TOP – Alien Gizmo’s Manuela Love – Mesh only  (grand opening gift card purchase/0L)
**MUST JOIN GROUP for 200L gift card**  (0L to join)

SKIRT – Alien Gizmo’s Sandy Skirt – mesh & classic, 4 color HUD (group gift 0L/0Lto join)

SHOE – Pure Poison Alaina Sandals black – Maitreya, Slink, Belleza (group gift 0L/0Lto join)

TATTOO – Mirus Designs Anatomy Tattoo – appliers & tattoo layer (group gift 0L/0Lto join)

MAKEUP – Zibska Silvie Eyemakeup – appliers & tattoo layers @ Sense Event (group gift 0L/0Lto join)

 

Leo’s Style Card:

HAIR – Argrace Minato Hair – fatpack (subscriber gift/0L)

PANTS – Alien Gizmo’s  Carl Pants brown – Mesh & Classic (grand opening gift card purchase/0L)
**MUST JOIN GROUP for 200L gift card**  (0L to join)

TOP – Alien Gizmo’s Torn Top – mesh only + 3 color HUD (group gift 0L/0Lto join)

SHOE – Alien Gizmo’s Phoenix black – mesh  (group gift 0L/0Lto join)

Weekend Retreat

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Happy Saturday!

Team All Spiffed Up thought you might like to kick off your weekend with a little exercise in a lovely setting.  Of course, you’ll need the proper attire, so let’s get dressed.

The t-shirt and running shorts are the August group gift at Vive Nine.  Unlike so many group gifts that have obvious signs in the store, this gift can only be found in Vive Nine’s group notices.  So, join the group (it’s free), click the notices tab in the group, click on the August Group Gift 2018 notice, and open the attachment.  Voila, the Tami outfit is yours.

Tami is sized for mesh bodies, and has 4 color choices for the running shorts.

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We found this fantastic tied-at-the-waist sweater on COCO Designs’ group gift wallCOCO Designs’ group is free to join with lots of past gifts still available.  Thanks COCO, we love this shirt!

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Here’s a closer look at yet another great hair we snatched off of Olive’s luckyboard wall. The Stephanie Hair Naturals comes sized for regular and bewbies with standard and streak option HUDS.  It’s not easy finding platinum blondes with depth.  Great job Olive on a wonderfully shaded hair!

Eyes up people, we’ve got makeup to discuss.  Our model Carla combines a classic head with a mesh body.  All three of today’s makeups can be found in the marketplace, are tattoo layers, and as an added bonus two of them come with mesh appliers.  Of course to make it into this post they are also free.

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This manicure applier set is a gift from Mani Pedi for The Free Dove.

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Carla had trouble finding a pair of free sneakers for her outfit, so Team ASU put together an August 2018 sneaker and sock gift for all of our readers.  Simply pop over to the All Spiffed Up headquarters at 7th Heaven to get your gift.  The set is unrigged for easy positioning, includes an alpha for classic avatars, and has resize menus.  Enjoy!

 

Carla’s Style Card:

HAIR – Olive Stephanie Hair – Naturals + Streaks HUD (lucky board/0L)

MAKEUP1 – Lagniappe Lipgloss – tattoo layers & appliers @ SL Marketplace (0L)

MAKEUP2 – elymode Summer Sampler – tattoo layers & appliers @ SL Marketplace (0L)

MAKEUP3 – eleymode eyeliners teal gift – tattoo layers only @ SL Marketplace (0L)

MANICURE – Mani Pedi 21st Century  – appliers only @ The Free Dove (group gift 0L/0L to join)

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SHORTS – Vive Nine Tami outfit – mesh only, shorts in 4 colors (group gift 0L/0L to join)

WAIST TOP – COCO Designs Tied top – orange plaid (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOE – All Spiffed Up August18 Gift – mesh & classic orange/white (0L)

 

Location:

Rustic Retreat is the perfect sim for a weekend getaway.  The lovely landscaping is filled with lots of nooks and crannies perfect for picture taking.  Enjoy meandering the scenic gravel pathways, feeding the local goats, or simply hang out and pose awhile.

Sumpin Sumpin

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Happy Tuesday!

After a wild week of crazy hunting and seemingly endless unpacking we’ve put together a little something special for you that requires a minimum of fuss to assemble.  In 2 teleports you’ll have a new outfit.  Add a 3rd teleport for a new hairdo.  The 4th and final teleport will give mesh body & head wearers a new skin.

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Hilly Haalan put out 2 new group gifts yesterday.  They are lovely, for both mesh and classic avatars, and FREE.  Simply join Hilly Haalan’s free group and this beautifully textured top/skirt combo is yours.  The set includes a HUD with 10 distinct looks.  They are so nice we felt compelled to show them all.  Thanks Hilly Haalen, you made our day!

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Next stop, Moda.  The Denise special edition boots are a true freebie, no group join required.  They are sized for mesh bodies, and include a color change HUD with 3 denim shades, and floral, leopard, and zebra options.

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Head over to Olive for this chic variation of the classic ponytail.  The Lizzie hair in brunettes is currently one of Olive’s Lucky Board gifts.  This hair is just too fun.  Using the HUD’s streak option allows for the two-toned styling pictured above.  Stick to the main color selection for an even overall color if you prefer a more conservative look.

Olive’s Lucky Boards are free for any visitor to use, change often, and are loaded with fun styles that are often accompanied with whimsical options.  While you’re there don’t forget to slap that Midnight Mania!

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Mesh body and skin wearers that missed 7 Deadly s[K]ins‘ (7DS) Yoga skin gift at the May eBento round have another chance to get it in the caramel tone.  It will take a little searching at the 7DS sim and finding the sunflower, but it’s well worth the effort.  The Sunflower Hunt runs through August 25th, so you’ve got plenty of time to find this beautiful skin.

Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – Olive Lizzie Hair – Brunettes + Streaks HUD (lucky board/0L)

SKIN – 7 Deadly s[K]ins Yoga Skin – in caramel/mesh appliers only (Sunflower Hunt/0L)

DRESS – Hilly Haalan Roxanna Dress – mesh & classic, 10 color HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOE – Moda Denise SE Boot – Slink/Maitreya/Belleza, 6 color HUD (0L)

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 (0L)

SHOE – No Cabide Happy Set – Sandal w/HUD Slink, Belleza Maitreya (0L)
**The Happy outfit is currently 1 of 12 gifts in the big box of “Old Gifts” located on the floor in front of No Cabide’s group gifts.  This gift is free for all visitors.**** To see other items in the box click here.**

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)