Stylishly Distanced

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| HAIR |Sintiklia.Cora Hair – fitmesh with 2 color HUDs (free)
| SKIN |Second Life Marketplace.M&B.Juliet Skin – system skins + applier HUDs, includes NoBrows (free) 
| EYES |Euphoric.Fem Mesh Eyes – mesh + appliers with color HUD (group gift/free) 
| BODY & SHAPE |The Free Dove.eBody Shop.eBody free Curvy v8.6 – BOM Ready with Bento hands & Slink compatible feet + updated HUD (free)
| BOM |eBody Shop.BOM applier – enables eBody free bodies to use BOM (free)  
| OUTFIT |Mangula.Violet Set dresses/heels/sleeves/top/panty – fatpack with 20 color HUD Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/Legacy/eBody Curvy (subscriber gift/free) 
| MAKEUP |Second Life Marketplace.Dee TaleZ Skins.Blush Remover – all skin colors, BOM tattoo layers + Genus Applier (free)
| MAKEUP |Second Life Marketplace.alaskametro<3.Lila eyebrows wearable DEMO – auburn tattoo layers + Omega Applier (free)

| HEAD |Genesis Lab.Eva Bento Head v.3.8.5 – Beautiful Bento head with BOM (group gift - join fee 99 Lindens/20 Lindens)

In these perilous times, now more than ever, we need diversions that lift our spirits without endangering our health and welfare.  Bombing around in Second Life is a great way to stay social and have fun, all while doing our bit to flatten the COVID-19 curve.  Who doesn’t love a good game of Greedy Greedy?

I know it’s hard to think happy thoughts at this moment in time.  However, a few laughs, a bit of fun, and a couple of hot new outfits can go a long way to improving our outlook.  Luckily for us, there are several creators around the grid actively trying to give Second Life residents a reason to smile.

All of the tops and bottoms featured today are free gifts from Mangula.  The first two pictures show variations of Mangula’s current subscriber gift (subscribing is free).  Here’s an excerpt from the message accompanying this gift:

“This is an important moment in which we no longer enter SL just for pleasure but also to clear our minds of everything that is happening in the world and that in one way or another affects us, that’s why I thought about making this new Set as a #FreeGift in support of all of you…” – Mangula

This fantastic gift includes both the dresses pictured, the heels, optional sleeves, plus a shirt length model, and a great 20 color texture HUD that separately controls the main fabric and accents.  Thank you Mangula for your caring and generosity!

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*style information same as above*

I’m going to depart from my normal mention of only free items to briefly discuss Genesis Lab.  I first discovered this talented creator years ago at Tres Chic.  Gensis Lab gifted visitors of the bygone round with a gorgeous albino mesh head.  I was so smitten with the gift, I immediately teleported to the store and joined their group.  And, before you ask, the group is not free to join.  But, the join fee is an extremely modest 99 Lindens considering the store’s group gift wall.

In support of their group members, Genesis Lab has slashed the price of today’s featured mesh head.  Here’s a look at the message sent out to the group:

“A lot of people have to be limited with personal contacts, stay and work at home because of the Covid-19. This difficult time it is very important to be be vigilant and keep calm. As a gesture of our kind support and care we would like to make a present – head Eva 3.8 BOM with 99% discount ♥️” – Genesis Lab

That’s 20 Lindens for group members.  If you are not a member, you’ll need to join the group for 99 Lindens, which would mean a total layout of 119 Lindens for this fantastic Bento rigged head. Folks that’s as close to free as something of this quality gets.  Eva is beautiful and worth every penny.

Thanks Genesis Lab for caring and sharing!

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| OUTFIT |Mangula.Ada Set – skirt & top Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/Legacy/eBody Curvy (lucky board/free)
| OUTFIT |Mangula.Tina Sandals – fatpack color HUD Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/Legacy/eBody Curvy (subscriber gift/free)

Now back to the freebies.

Mangula has 20 lucky boards!  They are free for all to play, and change rapidly.  Best of all, their creations also fit eBody’s Curvy mesh.

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| OUTFIT |Mangula.Nela Set – skirt & top Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/Legacy/eBody Curvy (lucky board/free)
| OUTFIT |Mangula.Jana Boots – fatpack color HUD Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/Legacy/eBody Curvy (subscriber gift/free)

It only took me 15 minutes to win oodles of outfits.

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| OUTFIT |Mangula.Yeni Set – skirt/shorts/top Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/Legacy/eBody Curvy (lucky board/free)
| OUTFIT |Queenz.Breeze Sandals – fatpack color HUD Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/eBody Curvy (group gift/free)

These highly configurable sandals are a group gift from Queenz.  The group is free to join, and packed with wonderful gifts that also include mesh models sized for eBody Curvy.

Let’s take a moment to talk about the eBody Shop!  Recently, this designer released a major update to their beautiful, but extremely limited, gift bodies.  They now include Bento rigged hands, are BOM ready, and are completely free at certain locations.  The BOM feature won’t work strait out of the box.  You’ll need to pop over to eBody to pick up the free BOM applier.  Trust me peeps, it’s worth the teleport.  This upgrade has moved eBody’s gifts to the top of my best free mesh body list!

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| HAIR |Sintiklia.Cora Hair – fitmesh with 2 color HUDs (free) 
| SKIN |Second Life Marketplace.M&B.Juliet Skin – system skins + applier HUDs, includes NoBrows (free) 
| EYES |Euphoric.Fem Mesh Eyes – mesh + appliers with color HUD (group gift/free) 
| MAKEUP |Second Life Marketplace.Dee TaleZ Skins.Blush Remover – all skin colors, BOM tattoo layers + Genus Applier (free) 
| MAKEUP |Second Life Marketplace.alaskametro<3.Lila eyebrows wearable DEMO – auburn tattoo layers + Omega Applier (free)

Here’s a closer look at the Eva v. 3.8.5 BOM enable head.  If you decide to add this beauty to your mesh head arsenal, do keep in mind that it does not include a BOM skin.  Which of course is why I’ve included the link to this lovely BOM compatible marketplace freebie.  I love that M&B included browless and cleavage options! The Juliet Skin works seamlessly on this head and body combination.

Stay safe everyone.

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Let’s Go Batty, Let’s Get Chaotic!


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.


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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Kyoto On My Mind

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Halloween look #2 – The Geisha.
This is a fun look that doesn’t require a single teleport or a single Linden.  Simply click the marketplace links in the style card, buy for 0L,  and dress.  Most of the items are copy/mod so can have fun putting your unique signature on the ensemble. 
The Curious Kitties Shop supplied the Kimono & hair.  We did modify the hair a bit.  First we made the flexi bits invisible.  Then we added the wine streaks to jazz up the design.
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Next we removed the peachy hue from the orchids.
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To create the Geisha powdered skin tone we added a skin tint tattoo layer.  Then we layered eyeshadow, eyeliner, and lipstick tattoos. The overall effect created a lovely Geisha look without having to purchase a new specialty skin.
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When recreating this makeup be sure to add the lipstick last.
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Here’s a closeup of streaks.
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We added that same wine hue to the sandal straps.
Now let’s talk socks.  These socks are rigged and full perm.  So if you want to work on them you’ll need to rez them on the ground, make your modifications, take them back into inventory and then wear them.  Since the sock mesh is high above the ankle, the socks were showing through the kimono whenever our model moved.
To solve that problem we added more alpha to the sock texture hiding the top half of the sock mesh.  It worked like a charm.  Our texture is available at the All Spiffed Up Headquarters.
Gabby’s Style Card:
HAIR – Curious Kitties Nynotech Type B Kyaen V3 @ SL Marketplace (0L)
KIMONO – Curious Kitties Limited Edition Yukata Set @ SL Marketplace (0L)
MAKEUP – Skinality Sensations Dolly Lipsticks 3 colors @ SL Marketplace (0L)
MAKEUP – Alaskametro 35 makeup tattoo layers @ SL Marketplace (0L)
** We layered 01 dark & 02 dark
MAKEUP – Apparition Skin Tint – 50% @ SL Marketplace (0L)
MAKEUP – Natural Beauty Eyeshadows & Sculpted lashes Set @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SOCKS – Statura Mesh warm socks full perm gift @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SOCK TEXTURE – All Spiffed Up Shorter socks texture copy/mod (0L)
SHOES – Fudoshin Creations Free Geta Shoes @ SL Marketplace (0L)

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