Category: Down & Dirty…a freebie a day

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.
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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)

Dia de los Muertos

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Happy November!

Today, November 2nd is All Souls Day, the third and final day of the Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. It is a time when families honor their departed loved ones by visiting their graves and making offerings of food and flowers.

In keeping with tradition I decided to grab Iona and head over to Lapointe & Bastchild’s Gothic Sim.Dia de los Muertos2

I discovered Lapointe’s Gothic Sim over five years ago.  With zero lindens in my pocket and a penchant for all things Gothic it is not surprising that I found my way to Gothic Free Designs nestled in the corner of the square.

F.Y.I. Gothic Free Designs is still there filled with tons of FREE older style clothing for both male & female avatars.  If you are a fan of flexi skirts, simply hate mesh bodies and clothing, or have an alt you refuse to spend a single linden on, then the store is definitely worth a visit.
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Ultimately what draws me back to Lapointe & Bastchild’s Gothic Stores every year is the decor. The stores circle the perimeter of an inner square that features eight focal points hosting some of the nicest Day of the Dead decorations I’ve seen in Second Life.  The Sugar Skull tree below is spectacular in person.
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Though I enjoy taking my photo shoots on location in Second Life, ultimately I prefer working in a studio with customized backdrops and lighting galore.  I freely admit I like not having to force a camera angle to exclude shop fronts, or spend extra time in PhotoShop editing out undesirable elements.

That said, after years of admiring these lovely sugar skulls I finally right clicked them to find the creator.  I got lucky, creator Vitrail Illios has a store in the Marketplace called New TrailsThe New Trails – Calaveras / Skulls Set costs L350 @ SL Marketplace.

Okay, I know what you are thinking: “Hey that’s not free.”  You’re right it’s not.  However, it is well worth the price.  The set includes more than 25 various skulls, the candles, the wall/branch/skulls arrangement from the first two photos, and some color changing plants. All of the items are copy/mod.

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…and now without further ado
Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – Truth Hair Jayla Group Gift – Color Hud (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHIRT – Livid Sugar Skull Tank – Timeless Treasures Halloween Hunt (0L)
*note: gift no longer available*
**follow Livid on Facebook to track hunts & events they participate in

PANTS – Etchaflesh Halloween Hunt Striped Capris – Color Hud (0L)
*note: gift no longer available*
**follow Etchaflesh on Facebook to keep up with their recent offerings

SHOES – *Serendipity* Payton Chucks – Female @ The Free Dove (0L)
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I’m So Scared

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I love Halloween in Second Life!  So many spooky sims, so many cool Hunts, so many awesome prizes, it makes me dizzy just thinking about it.  Imagine Scrat from Ice Age morphed into a freebie obsessed avatar, that is the kind of frenzied mindset this ghoulish bounty creates.

Hunts, oh how I love to hate them.  Who doesn’t love finding a hidden object? The operative word here is FINDING.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a “gotta have it or I’m gonna die” hunt item blogged, and found myself at the sim utterly frustrated finding every hidden object except the one I went there for. Such is the nature of hunting.

Have no fear dear readers both hunt items in this post are quite easy to find.  You’ll leave the hunting grounds lighthearted sporting a ghoulish grin.  So let’s take a closer look at what Iona is wearing.

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The Skyler Hoodie from Ollies Follies along with lots of other goodies can be found at the Timeless Textures Halloween Event. This event is definitely worth a flyby.

The Half’N’Half sweats can be found at the Etchaflesh Halloween Hunt. This is a storewide hunt using a fill card format. Simply pick up & wear the free hunt hud. Find the 12 hunt objects to fill the hud. Then toddle over to the prize kiosk in front of Etchaflesh and select your prize. You can go back once a day to repeat and redeem through October 31st.

Let’s not forget a closeup on Iona’s face.  She is wearing a sexy little beauty marked skin that shouldn’t be missed.

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Iona’s Style Card:

SKIN – !SOUL Milky Skin + Optional Apppliers – group gift (0L/0L to join)

SHIRT – Ollies Follies Skyler Hoodie – Halloween @ Timeless Textures (0L)

PANTS – Etchaflesh Halloween Hunt Half N Half Sweats – color hud + bow options (0L)

SHOES – Vlad Blackburns Pony Tread Heels – black + hue (0.302, 0.784,0.996)
@ SL Marketplace (0L)

Location:

Haunted Hallows Garden of Whimsy Expansion