Last Day to Shop and Hop!

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Today, February 23rd, is the last day the 2020 Valentine’s Shop & Hop is open.  As with all Shop & Hop’s, each store sets out a completely free event gift.  Some stores even give more than one gift.

The event spans four sims.  Each sim hosts approximately twenty shops.  That’s over 80 gifts waiting to be collected.  Have fun everyone!

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SHOP & HOP SIM DIRECTORY

(all bold print store titles represent the location of a gift worn by today’s model)


Aurelian Sim

YSSY ***Love Eyes Omega Applier gift***
Krescendo
Neve
Cae  ***XOXO Jewelry Set***
Foxcity ***Hello Gorgeous backdrop gift***
Altair
Petit Chat
Alaskametro
Casa de Bebe
Ala Folie
Pixicat
Baiastice
DAD
Never Totally Dead
Infiniti
Addams
Astara
Lassitudeennui
Ingenue
Miss Chelsea

Gilded Sim

Myth
Ghoul
ElikaTira ***Oaklee hair fatpack***
Paper Moon
Attic
Tachinni
ViSion
Alantori
boyberry
Adored
Zed
Bella Moda
Narcisse
Wren’s Nest
Spectacled
Kunglers
Sahi Designs
A&D clothing
Malified
Silvan Moon
Birth

Gleaming Sim

Gabrielle Hamelia
G&D
Flying Arts
Pixel Box
KittyCats
Tentacio
Juna Artistic Tattoo
Caverna Obscura
Tweenster
Schaden Freude
Faida
Aleutia
Zuri Jewelry
Mad
Hilted
Myrrine
UC
Swear Lapointe Bastchild
Psycho byts
ABC Creations

Tinseled Sim

Bondi
Bauhaus
Vanity Hair
Fashiowl Poses
What Next
Chimia
Dahlia
Sonia Edge  ***Cannes Dress & fur with great detail HUD***
Supernatural
Venge
Trompe Loeil
Bumblebee
Koffin Nails ***polish fatpack***
Candy Kitten
Stargazer
Hayabusa Design
Acorn
Valentina E
Spyfalle
Hollipocket

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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| HAIR |Suna Design.Maria Hair – pastel pack + Lola friendly mesh model (Group Gift/free) 
| DRESS |Suna Design.Adele Gown – rose Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (giftcard/free)
| SHOES |Blossom.Dorothy Sparkle Pumps –  Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (Group Gift/free)

Is it just me, or is 2020 becoming the most freebieliscious year ever?  There are simply not enough hours in the day to gather, let’s not even mention blog, all of the awesome goodies flooding the grid this year.

Luckily for us, my honey and I agreed to have a quiet low key Valentine’s Day at home.  Which means I have plenty of time to share all the goodies I’ve been collecting this week.

The outfit featured today is from Suna Design.  Suna’s Valentine’s Day gift is an awesome 500 Linden gift card for its group members.  Joining is free, so everyone can enjoy!  Best of all, the gift amount will get you several items or one fatpack. Thanks Suna for the generous gift.

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Here’s a back view.  The texture on this dress is exceptionally nice.  I also like the detailing of the halter ties and shoulder straps.  Gifts in Suna Design are dotted around the store.  Be sure to pop into the gift room that houses lots of gifts for various shopping groups.  That’s where you’ll find today’s pastel hairstyle pack.

If you’re like me, spending a gift card takes about as long as a sneeze.  So, to keep you busy I’ve compiled a short list of a few nice stores with fantastic Valentine’s Day gifts. Have a great day everyone, and shop happy!

The Goody List

  1. Suna Design – 500 Linden gift card
  2. Queenz – Free Hunt: 2 (easy to find) teddy bears packed with lots of gifts
  3. The Free Dove – Special Valentine’s Day gift table
  4. Shop & Hop – 4 packed sims with each store giving a completely free gift!
  5. 7 Deadly Skins – Free Hunt:  Hunt objects are difficult to find, but well worth the effort!
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Psst, I See a 2,000 Linden Shopping Spree in Your Future!

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I’m no oracle, and you are definitely not dreaming.  Simply teleport over to Le Whore Fashion and it’s sister store Blossom Le Fashion to get a free 2,000 Linden shopping spree.  Both stores currently have free group join fees.  Join their groups to get a 1,000 Linden gift card from each store.  Wear the card, and shop yourself happy ladies.

Now gents, don’t run off thinking:  “Oh another female only post, bah.”  That couldn’t be farther from the truth.  Le Whore Fashion has made their gift card transferable.  Now is the perfect time to give that special someone a very generous shopping spree that won’t cost you anything more than a teleport plus a few mouse clicks.

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| JACKET |Le Whore Fashion.Elsa Puffer Jacket – pink Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (lucky board/free) 
| BODYSUIT |Le Whore Fashion.Camila Jumpsuit – fatpack Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (giftcard/free)
| SHOES |Le Whore Fashion.Cheryl Complete Outfit (heels) – fatpack Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (giftcard/free)

Not only are both of these stores giving a fabulous gift card to their group members, but they also host 18 lucky boards, and each have a group gift wall.  That, my friends, is a whole lot of outfits waiting to happen.

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| OUTFIT |Le Whore Fashion.Sookie & Jessica Outfit – skirt,coat/top fatpack Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (giftcard/free) 
| SHOES |Blossom.Dorothy Sparkle Pumps – fatpack Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (giftcard/free)

All of the regular priced clothing I purchased with my gift card included a fatpack color HUD, and mesh models for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza bodies.

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| EARRINGS |The Free Dove.Beloved Jewelry.Pendant Set – Gd/BeigePearl with resize(group gift/free) 
| PIERCING |The Free Dove.Beloved Jewelry.Lip Ring – color menu & resize (group gift/free)
| NECKLACE |The Free Dove.Beloved Jewelry.Camellia Necklace – with resize menu (group gift/free)

I accessorized with jewelry from Beloved’s display table at The Free Dove.

Happy shopping!

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A Perfect Shopping Spree

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Designers Showcase Gifts Jan-2020

HAIR |NYNE.Diana Hair – Lucky HUD (lucky board/free)
| SKIN & SHAPE |Designer's Showcase.7 Deadly Skins.Timeless Skin & Shape – skin appliers + BOM (group gift/free) 
| OUTFIT |Designer's Showcase.Wild.Victoria dress/heels – Peplum dress for mesh & classic bodies / heels sized for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (group gift/free)
| JEWELRY |Designer's Showcase.Moondance Boutique.Sophi Set – Necklace/Earrings/Bracelets/Rings with gem/metals HUD (group gift/free)

That is exactly what you’ll have if you attend the current round at Designer’s Showcase.  It’s the event’s 9th birthday, and that means several of the participants have set out awesome gifts.  Simply join the Designer’s Showcase free group, wear the tag, and click the gift boxes to walk away with today’s featured look.

Wild Fashion & Beauty’s gift made putting together this outfit a snap.  The Victoria Set includes a sultry cocktail dress and heels.  Accessorize with the fabulous jewelry gift from Moondance Boutique.  This set includes a necklace, earrings, bracelets, and rings all controlled by a detailed HUD.

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Here’s a closeup of the lovely skin and shape gift from 7 Deadly Skins (7DS).  The shape was created for Genus heads, but with a little tweaking it’s not hard to duplicate the look.  As an added bonus, the skin pack also includes a BOM layer for all to enjoy. Thanks 7DS for another gorgeous gift!

Finish off the look with a fresh hairstyle from NYNE’s lucky boards.  If you don’t have time to wait for your letter, join NYNE’s free group to instantly access the group gift area.

Until next time, happy shopping everyone!

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Shoppin’and a Hoppin’

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HAIR |Shop & Hop Golden.MINA.Milena Hair – Naturals HUD (free)
| ROMPER |Shop & Hop Gleaming.ViSion.300L Gift Card – Tessa Romper (giftcard buy/free)
| MANICURE |Shop & Hop Gleaming.ZoZ.Early Snow Polish – Maitreya/Slink/Omega appliers + 12 color HUD (free)
| SHOES |Shop & Hop Halcyon.Addams.Maisie Chelsea Boots High Sole – fatpack HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (free)
| CANE |Shop & Hop Golden.DeadWool.Goat Cane – Comes with 2 poses (free)

Shop & Hop is back!  And, it’s bigger and better than ever.  120 designers have spread across 6 sims.  Best of all, each Shop & Hop participant sets out a gift. That my friends is a whole lot of freebieliciousness!

At this point, some of the more savvy freebie hunters may look at this post and think:  “Hey, Shop & Hop started December 13th – this is old news!”  Indeed, covering Shop & Hop this far into the event is by no means a scoop.  But, this is the perfect time to leisurely stroll the virtually empty sims and make sure you haven’t missed picking up any of the gifts.

One of my favorite gifts this year is the 300L gift card given by ViSion.  I used mine to buy this sexy little romper!

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Heads up hair lovers, there are six great hairstyle freebies just waiting to be found.

Basically, there is a little something for everyone.  So, don’t delay because Shop & Hop ends on January 6th.  To help you navigate Shop & Hop I’ve compiled a shopping directory.  Have fun everyone!

 

SHOP & HOP SIM DIRECTORY

Aurelian Sim

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Lueur
Elika Tira
Utopia Design
-Pixicat-
Sweet Thing
Dahlia
The Forge
Hangry
Toksik
Supernatural
Miss Chelsea
Loft & Aria
Neve
alme
L’ETRE/Doux
Aleutia
Hilted
KuddelMuddel
E. Marie

Gilded Sim

Mad
evani
Vanilla Bae
Rama Salon
Lunar
Erratic
GA.EG
Pretty Deceased
Serenity Style
Hollipocket
Half Deer
.peaches.
Izzie’s
Epic
Rebel Gal
Revoul
Tres Blah
Candy Kitten
Madras
Dead Dollz

Golden Sim

MALified
Body Language/Sweet Lovely Cute
Silence
Exposure
Bauhaus Movement
Belle Epoque
Ayashi
Limerence
Milk Motion
Aphrodite
Deadwool
Sempiternal
Le Fil Casse
Azoury
Michan
Mina
YS&YS
Boys to the Bone
no.match
Namii Chu
Moon Rabbit
kunst

Halcyon Sim

Raonhausen
gaia
Mossu
ella
adored
Masoom
Schaden Freude
Caboodle
AlaskaMetro
KAI
Cae
Bombae
Just Because
Never Totally Dead
West End
Rezz Room
Lomomo
Addams
Garbaggio
FourthWall

Gleaming Sim

Minimal
Pepe Skins
Swear Lapointe Bastchild
DreamCatcher
Foxy
ZoZ
Seka
BA!
Chez Moi
FoxCity
evie
Sintiklia
Seniha
Magika
Unicorn
Aphorism
Pink Rayne
Riot
ViSion
NeverWish

Tinseled Sim

Kaithleen’s
Vista Animations
FakeIcon
What Next
Salt & Pepper
Vanity Hair
Varonis
Zibska
Silvan Moon Designs
Baiastice
Valentina E.
etham
Zed Designz
Bella Moda
GamerGirls
Spoiled
Choice
Tachinni Clothing
Petit Chat
Maskara
Altair

 

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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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