Glamorous Gifts

Dec Vanity Gifts

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HAIR |Peace On Earth Hunt 2019.EscalateD.Feodosia Hair – 3 color(+ 1 style) HUDs with resize (hunt gift/free) 
| JEWELRY1 |Vanity Event.Yasum.Hoop Earrings – gold (group gift/free)
| JEWELRY2 |Vanity Event.Supernatural.Maho necklace – gold with 3 color control HUDs (group gift/free)
| DRESS |Vanity Event.Celestina's Weddings.Brisa Gown – cherry Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (group gift/free)
| MANICURE |Vanity Event.Jam.Mesh Nails – Jean Colorway - 20 shade HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (group gift/free)    
| SHOES |FaMESHed.Pheodora.Hanna Heels – red Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (group gift/free)

It’s time to dial up your wow factor.  This smexy gown ensemble is perfect for that formal event lurking on your holiday calendar.  Best of all, the items are free, and easy to round up.

The bulk of today’s items are Vanity Event gifts.  Most of the designers in this Vanity round have set out a lovely gift box for all attendees.  Simply join Vanity’s free group to collect dozens of fabulous gifts.

Next, head over to Pheodora’s booth at FaMESHed to pick up these lovely heels.  FaMESHed’s December round is fantastic!

Finally, pop over to EscalateD to find the featured hairstyle.  Feodosia is EscalateD’s Peace On Earth hunt gift.  Feodosia comes with several color and style HUDs.  It’s a quirky updo that is well worth adding to your inventory.

Here’s to enjoying the season, and shopping happy!

 

 

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So Many Goodies, So Little Time

Christmas Gifts

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HAIR |FaMESHed.Limerence.Nata Hair – rigged/unrigged with color + tint HUD (group gift/free) 
| JEWELRY1 |Winter Dreams Market.SynCo.Christmas Lights Necklace – 4 colors copy/mod (free)
| JEWELRY2 |FaMESHed.AvaWay.Sindy rings – Bento rigged for Maitreya bodies (group gift/free)
| JEWELRY3 |FaMESHed.e.Marie.Button Pins – Naughty & Nice (group gift/free)
| OUTFIT |Applique Chic.Festive Set – Sweater & Skirt separates Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Ocacin/& Classic (mania board/free)    
| SHOES |FaMESHed.Garbaggio.Cate Boots – crimson Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (group gift/free)

December is one of the best months for freebie hunting in Second Life!  The grid is teaming with gifts.  Advent Calendars, hunts, special store Christmas gifts, and holiday events make living large something everyone, regardless of their budget can do.

I recently discovered Applique Chic when I was out scouting advent calendars.  This store has two free advent calendars.  That’s a set of gifts for male and female avatars.  As an added bonus, the Applique Chic group is free to join, has a bank of lucky chairs, several daily manias for all to enjoy.

Today’s cozy sweater and skirt outfit is currently a daily mania gift that only needs 25 people to slap the board.  So, gather up your friends and head over to Applique Chic, it’s well worth the teleport.

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Completing today’s look requires two more teleports.  This cute little necklace is one of many gifts at the Winter Dreams Market. You’ll find lots of great gifts circling around the train decor.  Most of the gifts are free, however some aren’t, so be careful with the wild clicking.  While at the market be sure to check out their advent calendar.

Our last stop is FaMESHed.  The December 2019 round is in full swing, and let me tell you, it is loaded with awesome gifts! Today’s hairstyle, boots, buttons, and Bento rings are all booth gifts at FaMESHed.

And that my friends is a wrap.  Shop happy everyone!

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Happy Day!

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HAIR |Hitogata.Zura2 – 5 colors w/resize copy/mod (free) 
| JEWELRY |Yoimachi Plaza.ASO!.KiraKira Drop Necklace – 3 colors w/resize copy/mod (free)  
| SKIN |7 Deadly Skins.Nadine – 1 tones w/brow option appliers (group luckyboard/free) 
| OUTFIT |Scandalize.Vilora Outfit – mesh 2 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (group gift/free)

I can barely contain myself!  It’s a free group join weekend at 7 Deadly Skins and Scandalize.  That’s a 275 Linden savings at 7 Deadly Skins (7DS), and an even 100L saved at Scandalize.

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Today’s look includes a group luckyboard gift from 7DS, and a complete outfit-in-a-box group gift from Scandalize.  If you need more incentive to join consider this:  Both stores have many more gifts available for their members.

Furthermore, both stores give new gifts every month.  And, they each have lucky boards requiring group membership to play.  Did I mention that the gifts are high quality?

Need more encouragement to join?  Here are a few Scandalize outfits I’ve blogged that are still available on their group gift wall:

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| OUTFIT |Scandalize.Renee Spring Outfit – w/button & panty HUDs Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (group gift/free)
| SHOES |Scandalize.Graci Heels – solid & embroidered HUDs (each with 11 color choices) Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (group gift/free)

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| LINGERIE |Scandalize.FROU – Aqua Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (group gift/free)
| SHOES |Scandalize.Graci Heels – solid & embroidered HUDs (each with 11 color choices) Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (group gift/free)

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| BODYSUIT |Scandalize.Milena – 64 color HUD fatpack for mesh bodies (group gift/free)

Until next time, shop happy!

 

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New Outfit, Coiffed Hair, Fresh Skin, New You!

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Happy November!  To kick off this month’s posts I thought I’d change things up a bit.  All of the items featured in today’s pictures are freebies from the stores listed below.  The stores above the horizontal line have fee-free groups that offer loads of free gifts to members.  Plus, each of the three stores has a great set of lucky boards requiring group membership.  Basically, these designers are so freebieliscous they deserve a special mention.

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The stores below the horiztional line do not have free groups to join.  However, these talented creators often give out completely free and absolutely fantastic gifts, which makes them stores worth watching.

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Let’s start with LSR Moda.  Whenever I pop over to LSR, I’m almost always looking for something short and sexy.  Of course, short and sexy is by no means the extent of LSR’s inventory.  Their stock includes all sorts of garments, makeup, hair, and shoes too. All of the clothing featured today came from either LSR Moda’s group area or the lucky boards.

LSR’s group is free to join, and currently features 6 gifts plus 10 lucky boards.

Join the LSR group.

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I discovered Mosquito’s Way years ago at a White Nights shopping event.  The store had an event booth, and gave away a wonderfully detailed gift pair of heels.  I loved the heels so much, I immediately teleported to their mainstore.  As a result, I’ve been a customer ever since.

The Mosquito’s Way group is free to join, and currently features 10 group gifts plus 3 lucky chairs.  Inside the store you’ll aslo find gifts for several shopping groups.  The featured necklace is currently a gift for SLF&O members.  Furthermore, all of the shoes are current group gifts and lucky board prizes  at the the main store.  Hanging around Mosquito’s Way for your letter is well worth the time spent.  The lucky board gifts are full fatpacks!

Join Mosquito’s Way group.

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Too much hair is never enough!  Which, is why I strongly recommend a lengthy visit to NYNE.

NYNE has two store groups.  Joining the regular store group is free, and at present, grants access to 19 group gifts and 8 lucky boards.  That’s definitely enough hairstyles to get you through the upcoming holiday season.  Each one of the featured hairstyles is currently a free gift in-world.

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Zibska is one of my favorite makeup creators.  Though Zibska’s group is not free to join, this creative designer gives out lots of truly wonderful free gifts throughout the year.  There is usually one free gift in the mainstore, and another in Zibska’s marketplace store.

Today our model is wearing a different shade of the Cal Eyemakeup gift for L’Homme readers in each photo.  Even though Cal was designed for male avatars, it also works as an understated shadow on female faces.  Simply teleport to Zibska, join L’Homme’s free group, and click the kiosk to receive your gift.

If you’d like a few more pronounced eyeshadows, be sure to check out Zibska’s Marketplace store.  Currently, there are two free eyeshadows just waiting to insinuate themselves into your inventory.

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Sometimes the only thing needed to spruce up your avatar is a new skin tone.   My all time favorite Second Life skinners are the talented folks at 7 Deadly Skins.  As a general rule, the store group is NOT free to join.  However, 7 Deadly Skins features free group join weekends several times a year.  And, as luck would have it the last free join weekend for 2019 is scheduled for November 23 – 25th.  Mark your calendars dear readers because you need to be a member to enjoy the store’s awesome advent calendar opening on December 1st.

If you’re not sure whether or not this is a group you’d like to join, why not try one of the free gifts currently available for members of the Maitreya Gifts, Sales & News (MGS&N) group.  Simply join the free shopping group, and teleport over to 7 Deadly Skins.

Inside the store you’ll find a few shelves with gifts for various shopping groups.  Wear MGS&N’s tag and click the box to receive the Shelby skin featured in all of today’s pictures.  The gift box includes 10 skin tones, and a browless option.  This is a fabulous gift for Omega compatible avatars.

Happy shopping everyone!

 

 

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Let’s Go Batty, Let’s Get Chaotic!

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HAIR |Olive Hair.Berry Hair flipped – 2 styles fatpack (midnight mania/free) 
| JEWELRY |Second Life Marketplace.JAIRIS.WebSpider earrings – copy/mod (free)  
| JEWELRY |Trick Or Treat Lane.PKC.Batsy Septum – 3 colors (free)  
| SKIN |7 Deadly Skins.Feny – 3 tones w/brow option appliers (mini-mania/free) 
| EYES |Trick Or Treat Lane.A.D.D.Andel!.Bat Eyes – mesh/system/Omega applier (free)
| DRESS |{Chaotic}.Kane Dress – Bats Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/eBody/Tonic (free)
| TIGHTS |Trick Or Treat Lane.AlaskaMetro.Batty Tights – system layers & Omega applier (free) 
| SHOES |{Chaotic}.Bat Pumps – Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (free)

No matter how hard I try, today’s title simply doesn’t sub well into the Prince tune playing in my head.   Instead of wasting time trying to rewrite a classic, let’s just go to {Chaotic}.  The store always has a wonderful gift section, but with Halloween approaching, the freebies have multiplied.  Follow the pumpkins to the Halloween room to make the dress and pumps above your own.

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Pop over to the Trick Or Treat Lane event for the bat septum, bat eyes, and batty tights.  The event runs through November 1st, and is packed with over 50 designers.  There’s a fantastic free gift in every booth.

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Today’s boldly big hair is one of Olive’s rotating Midnight Mania fatpack gifts.  So, if you miss it this time, don’t worry, it will cycle back next week.  While at Olive, check out the fast moving lucky boards.  They are loaded with lots of lovely hairstyles.  Best of all, they’re free for everyone to play.

The last stop on our list is 7 Deadly Skins for the Feny skin.  Feny is featured on the free-to-play Mini Mania board.  This lovely skin comes in three shades with brow/no brow options.  7 Deadly Skins also sets gifts out for members of various Second Life shopping groups.

Until next time, shop happy.

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Get Me to the Event on Time!

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HAIR |Olive Hair.Kelly Hair – blondes color HUD (luckyboard/free)
| EYES |eBento.GA.EG.Ultimate Mesh Eyes – HUD controlled w/Gift Pack GF13C (GG/free)
| SKIN |eBento.7 Deadly s[K]ins.Paradise Skin – Marshmallow tone Omega appliers with brow/browless options(GG/free)OUTFIT |Vanity.Scandalize.Kairi Outfit – top/skirt aqua/ombre Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Mosquito's Way.Grace Heels – one color Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
| POSE |eBento.Move! Animations.Jana 58 – dance (GG/free)

Month’s end also signals the end of all the May Event rounds currently in full swing. If you haven’t visited Vanity yet, I strongly suggest you bump that teleport link to the top of your todo list.  Both of these outfits, plus the ultra high boots are the Vanity Event group gifts.  Vanity’s May round ends on the 25th, so you’ve got to be quick.
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HAIR |Olive Hair.Kelly Hair – blondes color HUD (luckyboard/free)
| EYES |eBento.GA.EG.Ultimate Mesh Eyes – HUD controlled w/Gift Pack GF13C (GG/free)
| SKIN |eBento.7 Deadly s[K]ins.Paradise Skin – Marshmallow tone Omega appliers with brow/browless options(GG/free)OUTFIT |Vanity.Scandalize.Paty Outfit – top/skirt pink/floral/ombre Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Vanity.Scandalize.Madison Boots – fatpack Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
| POSE |eBento.Avenge.Gift pose – (GG/free)

Scandalize supplied all of these lovely Vanity gifts.  Thigh boot lovers are in for a real treat!  Not only are these boots unspeakable high, they also come with the fatpack color HUD.  Thanks Scandalize for a truly spectacular set of gifts!
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Finish off today’s look with a couple of fantastic gifts from eBento’s 2nd Anniversary round.  I’m a huge fan of 7 Deadly s[K]ins creations, and their Paradise skin gift doesn’t disappoint.  The Paradise skin is sweetly freckled, lightly rouged, and supports brow/browless options.
Next, visit GA.EG’s booth for their Ulitmate Eye gift.  This mesh eye system is absolutely wonderful.  I discovered GA.EG a year ago at eBento’s first anniversary celebration, and have been a fan ever since.  These eyes are highly configurable, and are uniquely animated. If you picked up last year’s Ultimate Eye gift, you’ll  still want to pick up this year’s gift, the included eye pack is new.
Since it’s eBento’s birthday,  there are tons of other fabulous gifts to discover.  This round is full of interesting items from talented designers.  Simply join the free event group, click the birthday cakes at each booth, and leave happy.
Until next time, shop happy!

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Saturday Shopping

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OUTFIT |Seniha Originals.Briit Set – top/skirt 2 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Chic & Shoes.Joy Sandals – w/40 color HUD Slink/Maitreya (GG/free)

I thought I’d kick off the weekend with six easy to assemble outfits.  Today’s shopping trip requires four teleports, so let’s get to it!
First stop – Seniha Originals for a wonderful separates set.  The Briit set is currently Seniha’s gift to the Mesh Body Friends shopping group.  It comes in two colors sized to fit Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza bodies.
While at the store, be sure to join Seniha’s store group to pickup several other fantastic gifts, along with a chance to win five spring hued luckyboard selections.
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TOP |Shana Fashion.Mesh Long Sleeve Shirt – w/6 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Ebody/TMP/Tonic (GG/free)
| SKIRT |Seniha Originals.Briit Set – skirt 2 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Chic & Shoes.Joy Sandals – w/40 color HUD Slink/Maitreya (GG/free)

Here’s a look at the second Briit skirt color.  I paired it with a classically styled mesh blouse I found at our second shopping destination, Shana Fashion.  It’s sized to fit most mesh bodies, and comes with a 6 color HUD.  The lighter hued color palette is perfect for Spring.  You’ll find the blouse, along with several other group gifts on the first floor.
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| OUTFIT |Sweet Temptations.Romantic – one piece Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Ebody/TMP/Tonic/Classic Avatars (GG/free)
| SHOES |Chic & Shoes.Joy Sandals – w/40 color HUD Slink/Maitreya (GG/free)

Third stop, the Virtualworx sim.  Virtualworx is home to Gaal, Vaxer, Sweet Temptations, and Chic & Shoes (C&S).  You may have noticed the lovely sandals featured in all of the outfits keep changing color.  The Joy sandals come with a generous 40 texture HUD, are sized to fit Maitreya and Slink feet, and are the current group gift at C&S.  You’ll find the sandals by teleporting up to the first floor.
From C&S, simply walk over to Sweet Temptations to make this fun pink suit your own. It comes sized for both classic and mesh avatars.  This suit is located on the back of the new release ad board.
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TOP |Sweet Temptations.Moonshine Allerhand – denim shirt Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Classic Avatars (subscriber gift/free)
| SKIRT |Seniha Originals.Briit Set – skirt 2 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Chic & Shoes.Joy Sandals – w/40 color HUD Slink/Maitreya (GG/free)

While at Sweet Temptations simply subscribe to the Moonshine Allerhand board to automatically receive this fantastic denim shirt sized for both classic and mesh avatars.  Pair it with the Briit skirt, change the Joy sandal texture, and presto you’ve got a new look.
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| DRESS |Gaal.Christina Gift – dress Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Ebody/TMP/Tonic/Classic Avatars (GG/free)
| SHOES |Chic & Shoes.Joy Sandals – w/40 color HUD Slink/Maitreya (GG/free)

Next, saunter over to Gaal to grab this warm and cozy Spring dress.  The Christina dress is sized for most mesh bodies, and also classic avatars.  The loose fit is perfect for achieving a stylish yet casual look.
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| OUTFIT |Vaxer.Christina Gift – top/pants/boots Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Ebody/TMP/Tonic/Classic Avatars (GG/free)

Simply walk over to Vaxer to pickup today’s final outfit.  Indy is a complete outfit in a box, consists of pants/shirt/boots, and can be worn by mesh and classic avatars.  Since the pieces are separates, they can be mixed and matched quite easily with several of the items included in previous looks to give you well over 10 different looks from today’s haul.
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| EYES |Arata Shouten.Skin Fair 2019 gift – mesh eyes w/6 texture HUD 6DOO/CATWA/Genus/LAQ (free)

Though I’ve assembled six outfits, there is still one last store to visit.  Arata Shouten has generously set out their 2019 Skin Fair mesh eyes gift as a store freebie for all visitors.  These eyes have a captivating quality that enhances the look of any avatar.   The gift includes a  texture HUD plus six sets of mesh eyes sized for 6DOO, Catwa, Genus, and LAQ heads.
If you don’t have any of those mesh heads, but would like to  wear the eyes, it’s not a problem.  Since the mesh eyes are unrigged they’ll work with any mesh head or classic avatar by simply positioning/resizing in edit mode.  Classic avatars will also need to wear an eye alpha.
Until we meet again, shop happy!

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24 Hours to Join

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HAIR |Analog Dog .freeball. Samadhi – light red HUD (free)
| SKIN |7 Deadly s[K]ins .Flower – fatpack appliers only (GG/free)
| LIPSTICK|7 Deadly s[K]ins .Chant fair shades – matte & duo omega applier (GG/free)
| DRESS |Salt & Pepper .Annie – 3 colors for mesh & classic avatars (GG/free)
| SHOES |Gos Boutique .Lady G Pumps – 1 color + heel & strap style HUD (GG/free)

Happy weekend everyone!  I’m going to skip on today’s commentary and get straight to the point:  You’ve got a 24 hour window to join the 7 Deadly s[K]ins group for free.  This group is well worth their normal group join fee if you’re a skin and makeup lover.  Joining for free is an absolute steal.
Group members enjoy daily gifts by visiting the store, plus monthly gifts, awesome group only holiday event gifts, lucky board access, camping chairs, and mini-manias.  For those of you wearing mesh heads, you’ll be pleased to learn that many of the the store’s skin gifts include the No-Brow option.  Hurry over and join because the Valentine’s Day group gift event will be starting in a few days, and you won’t want to miss out on the goodies!
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HAIR |Analog Dog .freeball. Gabby – dark blondes HUD (free)
| HAIR2 |Analog Dog .freeball. Jana BANG – dark blondes HUD (free)
| SKIN|7 Deadly s[K]ins .Feijoa – lights pack omega appliers (GG/free)
| OUTFIT|Salt & Pepper .lingerie Paris – Christmas edition mesh bodies (GG/free)
| SHOES |Gos Boutique .Lady G Pumps – 1 color + heel & strap style HUD (GG/free)

Today, February 2nd, is also the last day to join Salt & Pepper’s group for free.  This group normally costs 300 Lindens to join.  The owners are very generous with their quality group gifts, and allow members to pickup past group gifts.  Most of the gifts I tried on came with great multi-color/texture HUDS.
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HAIR |Analog Dog .freeball. Samadhi – light red HUD (free)
| SKIN|7 Deadly s[K]ins .Ravenel – lights w/noBROW option omega appliers (GG/free)
| TOP|Tres Chic .E-Clipse Design.Camille set – mesh bodies (GG/free)
| OUTFIT|Salt & Pepper .Dee gift – corset/panty gift Lara/Hourglass/Freya (GG/free)
| SHOES |Gos Boutique .Ariana Thigh boots – Christmas Reds HUD / mesh feet (GG/free)

All of the hairstyles can be found at Analog Dog in their current freeball.  The ball/large soap bubble is packed with 6 hairstyles, two color HUDs, bangs, and a hat.  Did I mention it is completely free?
All of the featured shoes are from Gos Boutique.  Their group is free to join, and has lots of stunning past gifts available.
Until tomorrow, shop happy!

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Fashionable Flasher

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SKIN |7 Deadly Skins .Madonna – mesh applier (SL F&O GG/free)
COAT |ALB Dream Fashion .Advent Day 5 – classic & mesh bodies (free)
SHOES |Gos Boutique .Ariana boots – Christmas reds HUD/mesh bodies (GG/free)
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It’s day 5, and time to go back to ALB’s advent calendar for another gorgeous gift.  The Dani leather coat is just too awesome to miss! It comes in 2 colors, and is packaged with lots of different mesh sizes plus an alpha for classic avatars.
Pair it with the darkest shade of the Ariana thigh boots, and you’re good to go.
Our model, Iona, simply loves the Madonna skin applier from 7 Deadly Skins.  Best of all it is a free group gift for members of the SL F&O shopping group which of course is also free to join.  Shop happy everyone!

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Early Black Friday Goodies

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SKIN |7 Deadly Skins .soya/oak – Omega applier (MGS&N GG/free)
HAIR |Ade .issa – fatpack w/style HUD (GG/free)
HAIR |Sintiklia .babyhair – fatpack w/4 styles (free)
JACKET |Black Friday Bazaar .MOoH!.jade – for classic/mesh 6 colors (GG/free)
PANTS |Black Friday Bazaar .Ahroun Designs.gina – for classic/mesh (GG/free)
BOOTS |Black Friday Bazaar .V-Twins.martina – mesh feet (GG/free)
SOCKS |Black Friday Bazaar .!TLB.lia – Omega applier 12 colors (GG/free)
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No need to wait until tomorrow to get in on the Black Friday deals.  Teleport over to the Black Friday Bazaar for early gifts.  Over 50 designers are participating in the event, and most have set out a free gift bag for members of the Evil Bunny Productions group.  Yes, the group is also free to join.
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Pop over to ADE for this casually fun hairstyle.  Issa is a fully featured fatpack gift with 9 color HUDs, 2 mesh models (rigged & unrigged), and a style HUD with bang & fringe options.
Issa’s bang option features an eyebrow length style which is very cute, but not the look our model was going for, so she went bangless and paired it with Sintiklia’s babyhair v.4.
Concluding today’s look is a charming skin from 7 Deadly Skins.  The oak toned Soya Omega applier is a group gift for members of Maitreya Gifts Sales & News.  You can find this and all the other shopping group gifts in the room directly behind the main desk.  Happy deal hunting!

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