Baby’s Got Back

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Thank god it’s Friday!  To help kick off your weekend we’ve assembled a sexy little clubbing outfit.  So take tonight off, enjoy, relax, dance your buns off & stuff, because tomorrow starts a busy weekend of freebie collecting.

This is the last weekend of two great freebie gathering events:

  • Hair Fair 2017 – July 1st – 16th
  • Sizzler Summer Hunt –  July 8th – 18th @ 7 Deadly S{k}ins

Let’s start with the gorgeous shimmering mini-dress we found at Attitude Designs. It’s shiny, fun, daring, and free! You’ll find it in the group gifts area along with several other goodies just waiting to join your inventory.

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Our model Gemma is sporting Exile’s flirty & fun Hair Fair gift.  The Judd & Evie Gift contains male and female hair controlled by 10 wonderful color huds.
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Evie is pictured above, and Judd is below. Both hair options allow editing, which makes resizing  super simple.  Nice gift Exile, thanks!
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7 Deadly S{k}ins summer hunt is fairly easy and worth a trip to the sim.  There are 15 0L gifts to be found.  Gemma is modeling the Julya skin.  This skin came with several color and cleavage options. The Julya ad showed teeth, which I didn’t find on the included skins.  Team All Spiffed Up tracked down a teeth tattoo so you too can sport the advertised look.

The box Julya was packed in had the sweetest face modeling the skin.  Our models Iona and Gia tried on Julya, and though the skin is lovely, on them they simply looked like the sophisticated models they are with the addition of freckles.  Their facial features simply didn’t do the skin justice, so I decided to make a shape specifically for our All Spiffed Up readers.  The Gemma shape will be available July 16th at the All Spiffed Up headquarters.

Not all of the 7 Deadly S{k}ins gifts are for females.  Several of the gifts contain male skins.  So round up all of your friends and go find yourselves a makeover!
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Gemma’s accessories are all marketplace finds.

These fabulous heels are a group gift from *KC|Couture*.  I never cease to be amazed by KC‘s generous group offerings.  Many thanks KC!
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Gemma’s Style Card:

HAIR – Exile Judd & Evie Hair – 10 Color HUDs @ Hair Fair 2017 (0L)

SKIN – 7 Deadly S{k}ins Julya Skin – Multiple tones & mesh body appliers  (hunt gift/0L)

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

DRESS – Attitude Designs Zanilla dress – Spandex Stripes green (group gift 0L/0L to join)

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

TEETH – Delizio – Teeth Tattoo – FREE GIFT @ SL Marketplace (0L)

BRACELETS – Oxide – Midsummer Bracelets – FREE! @ SL Marketplace (0L)

EARRINGS – Virtual Impressions – Emily Emerald & Diamond @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHOES – *KC|Couture* SUAMI HEELS – Maitreya, TMP & more (group gift 0L/0L to join)

 

 

 

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)

 

Summertime Blues

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Summertime blues?  No problem.  A fashionable day trip to the beach will blast those blues away.

Nothing cures the blues in SL better than a great FREEBIE!  One of the things we try to do at All Spiffed Up is find freebies that are off the beaten path.

On a  recent search for cool hair we stumbled across Seniha Originals.  The group is free to join, and the gift dress is cute, cute, cute!  Seniha Originals is currently giving away three variations of the sundress featured above.

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Everley is wearting the free Dolce Dress.  It comes rigged for Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and Venus mesh bodies.

Everley’s tip for readers wearing the TMP Beta body free is to “think outside the box” when it comes finding a rigged mesh that fits.  Don’t despair if you open a freebie and find there it is nothing specifically rigged for the TMP mesh body.  More likely than not, one of the other rigged dresses will fit your TMP body.  So try them all on!

The Dolce Dress rigged for Maitreya bodies fits Everley’s TMP body perfectly.   Thank you Seniha Originals for giving such a lovely gift.

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Most of Everley’s ensemble can be found in the marketplace.  When shopping online for freebies be sure not limit yourself to gender only searches.  Everley’s sunglasses and jewelry are part of a wonderful gift set found at Robbie Roo’s Whatchamagoos.

Also, always keep an open mind for freebies that are modifiable.  Today’s sunhat is a gift in JT – Meshes, Poses, Photography store.  The hat is huge!  But, since it  is copy/mod we were able to tweak it to the hat you see above.

TIP:  If a mod item has elements you don’t want on it, i.e. the flower & bee simply right click and edit the item.  Be sure to check “edit linked” highlight the item you don’t want and then set transparency to 100%.  That is how Everley hid the sunflower & bee on the hat.

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TIP:  Always grab a store’s free hair color demo.  Often a color demo is wearable.

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Bella’s Lullaby is the supplier of our supple travel bag.  It is a 2012 Valentine’s Day gift  still available in the marketplace.  And yes, it came in red leather.

Since the bag is copy/mod we were able to hide a few things and change the color to match our vision.  You can even replace the “Made with Love” tag with a texture of your own making this bag one of the most changeable accessories in your inventory.

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Last up is a great little pair of flip flops with four color choices from Purrfection.  The sandals are sized to fit Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya feet.  And, though not mentioned in the ad they also work with TMP feet as you can see above.

Everley’s Style Card:

HAIR – (яed)Mintwearable color demo – Color Hud (0L)

SKIN – Skin Style by Kira Elena option 2 @ The Free Dove (0L)

SHAPE – Shapes by MIM Angela Shape @ The Free Dove (0L)

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

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

DRESS – Seniha OriginalsDolce Dress rigged mesh (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SUNGLASSES
NECKLACE
BRACELETS – Robbie Roo’s – Summer Blues Resort Accessories @ SL Marketplace (0L)

HANDBAG – Bella’s Lullaby – Valentine Gift 2012 Travel Bag @ SL Marketplace (0L)

HAT – JT Meshs, Poses, Photography – Freebie Sun Hat @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHOES – Purrfection – Flip Flops – fits Slink/Belleza/Maitreya @ SL Marketplace (0L)

LOCATION – Golden Sun Beach – A nice PG rated clothing optional family beach. No hanky-panky allowed.

Mesh, Mesh, Baby, Mesh, Mesh…

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Confession time, brace yourselves, I’m just going to put it out there… I LOVE MESH!  Mesh hair, mesh clothing, mesh feet, mesh hands, mesh bodies, you get my point mesh is yummy.

The downside of mesh bodies and body parts is the price.  It is rare to find a mesh body, and mesh feet/hands for free.  When you do find a free mesh body it is usually a very scaled down version of its sister full price version.

The main features usually left off of free mesh bodies are:

  1. The built in alpha system.
  2. The ability to use appliers.
  3. Mesh feet and/or mesh hands

It’s the missing alpha system that makes the freebie mesh bodies so annoying to use on a daily basis.  However, if you’re looking to upgrade your avatar and find there is an appalling lack of Linden dollars in your account they are the perfect choice.

Meet Everley the newest member of team All Spiffed Up.
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Everley wears The Mesh Project (TMP) Beta free body(f) 24/7.  Patience coupled with a bit of creative thinking is all that’s required to rock the TMP freebie daily.

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Not only is Everley”s avartar 100% free, but the look was super easy to assemble. The mesh body & dress are from TMP.

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Everley’s shape, hair, skin, and boots can all be found at The Free Dove.  Her eyes are from the free Linden avatar Morgan.

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So, if you don’t have the TMP body your only two teleports and a quick rummage through your inventory away from getting a new look.

Everley’s Style Card:

HAIR – Mutiny in Heaven (!MiH)  Phayde dark brown @ The Free Dove (0L)

SKIN – Skin Style by Kira Elena option 2 @ The Free Dove (0L)

SHAPE – Shapes by MIM Angela Shape @ The Free Dove (0L)

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

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

DRESS – The Mesh Project The Shops! Spring/Summer gift @ The Shops! (0L)

SHOES – cae.b Fogley Dark Rose Boots @ The Free Dove (0L)

 

LOCATION – Two Moon Gardens –  A lovely garden shop.

SL14B – The Goodies

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We’ve got goodies!  Here is a little sample of the 60+ gifts to be found at the SL14B Shopping event:

      • ChiMia –  Happy Birthday Poster
      • Anxiety – They’re Insane SL14B Gift
      • Tia – Grimoire Table
      • CR – Spider Plants
      • Lemon Chilliz – Wheeled Table
      • BigBully – Sven Stool w/poses
      • Patron – SL14B Music Box

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  • Alice Project – Kara Hairstyle w/color hud – streaks optional
  • Lure – Grayskin
  • !Aphorism! Autumn Cami Dress Floral Red

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  • L&BSwear Dia De Muertos Charm Necklace

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Last, but certainly not least, my favorite gift:

  • -KC-  –  Hedy Heels

These lovely heels fit Maitreya, Slink, TMP, Belleza, and Eve mesh feet. The included color hud offers 40 colors that can be combined in seemingly endless combinations by changing: Straps 1, Straps 2, Back, Heel, Sole, Insole. Add to that 5 different metal color choices for the accents and you have the perfect set of heels!  Thanks -KC-!

To get your goodies head on over to the SL14B Shopping Event sims:

SL14 Shopping Event – Gilded
SL14B Shopping Event – Golden
SL14B Shopping Event – Halcyon

SL14B Get Your Shop On

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Okay fellow freebie lovers, if you haven’t heard it yet, you might need to grab a paper bag and sit down least you faint.  Drum roll please… Linden labs is hosting a Pre-Birthday SHOPPING event!

The 14th Anniversary shopping event spans 3 sims hosting 60 merchants.  Each designer is giving one absolutely FREE birthday gift making a grand total of 60 no-hassle, no-group-required freebies.  SPOILER ALERT:  Several of the shops are giving more than one free gift!

Don’t bother running out to the kitchen to grab a sandwich and a super sipper expecting to settle in for an epic freebie rich blog entry.  I’m saving the SL14B gift previews for the upcoming blogs.

This blog entry is all about the gigantic elephant in our beloved virtual world.  Huh? What elephant, where?  I’m referring to our lovingly crafted and dearly paid for avatars.  All the mesh attachments and nifty huds that make our avatars super fab create nothing but chaos when hundreds of us flock to the same sim.

Lag rage is a fun killer!  So do yourself a favor, instead of avoiding cool events that attract tons of people, simplify your avatar.  I recommend picking up the FREE Nomi Nomi avatar.

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Nomi Nomi by KabisCube is free, full-perm, low in complexity, requires no attached huds, and is incredibly cute.  Nomi actually looks like it is skipping when the avatar walks.

I’m not sure what was more fun, grabbing the freebies at the SL14B Shopping Event in record time, or laughing at the skipping bobble of Nomi on the move.  What I can say with a certainty is that Iona from “Almost the Whole Enchilada” post simply could not navigate the shopping sims.  She crashed 4 times, had serious trouble crossing the sims, and got stuck lag walking more times than a person should admit.

Nomi, on the other hand, breezed past everyone skipping hither and yon with no problems whatsoever.

Nomi’s (aka Iona’s) Style Card:

AVATAR – KabisCube’s Nomi Nomi_vr 1.9 – full perm w/color hud @ SL Marketplace (0L)

 

To make a smooth transition from your normal avatar look to the low lag Nomi:

  1. Backup your normal look by making an outfit.
  2. Unpack Nomi Nomi
  3. Right click the unpacked Nomi folder and select “replace current outfit”
  4. Choose the color you’d like for Nomi.
  5. Right click the color hud and detach it.
  6. TP to the SL14B Shopping Event.
  7. If you want to add more speed to your shopping lower your draw distance settings.

 

 

 

Almost the Whole Enchilada

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Happy weekend!  Today we have a great quick and easy ensemble for you.  Outfits in a box are the best way to satisfy your need for speed and new clothing in one shot.

I absolutely love it when I open a box that has garments, shoes, and accessories that combine in a pleasing manner to make a great outfit.  Thanks to Hilly Haalan’s generous group gifts, I dressed Iona in record time.

Hilly Haalan’s boxed outfits are a cut above.  Not only does the designer give a complete outfit, but the outfit’s mesh items fit 5 standard sizes, Hourglass, Maitreya,  Physique, Belleza, TMP, Slink, Freya, Isis, and Venus.  Best of all, the Hilly Haalan group is free to join.
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The last notable item is Iona’s hair.  Analog Dog is one of my favorite hair stylists in SL.  They have great hair, even greater sales, participate in an annual advent calendar, and always have a freeball packed with hair for anyone observant enough to mouse over the items in the BBQ area. No need to join a group.  Simply right-click on the giant soap bubble and buy the freeball for 0L.

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Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – Analog Dog AD- samadhi Mesh Hair – Light Reds Color HUD (0L)

BOXED OUTFIT INCLUDES:
SCARF
NECKLACE
SWEATER
LEGGINGS
SHOES – Hilly Haalan New Year Gift Box 1 – (group gift 0L/0L to join)

LOCATION – Pandora Resort  – A scenic mountainous sim reminiscent of the Cascades

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)