Unicorns & Goth, Who Knew?

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HAIR |Second Life Marketplace.Alli&Ali.Valentina Hair – Black/pink (free) 
| SKIN |Second Life Marketplace.Mert & BusenuR.Juliet Skin – one tone + no brow option Maitreya/Slink/Catwa/Loud Mouth/Omega/system layers (free)
| EYES |Second Life Marketplace.LadyBunny's Fantasy.Hallows Web – mesh/system/Omega/Lelutka (free)   
| MAKEUP |Livia.Just Reds – 6 color HUD appliers + system layers (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.RxK.Nina Chooker - mesh choker w/8 color HUD & resize (free)
| JEWELRY |Second Life Marketplace.Kukuvaya.Rose Eternelle Earrings – 10 colors + resize (free) 
| JEWELRY |Second Life Marketplace.Kukuvaya.Rose Eternelle Necklace – 10 colors + resize (free) 
| OUTFIT |The Gothic Unicorn.Halloween Outfit – dress/shoes Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free) 

The Gothic Unicorn, that’s who.  Simply visit the store and join their free group to make today’s outfit your very own.

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This lovely skin from Mert & BusenuR is a phenomenal gift.  It includes system layers for classic avatars, and a bunch of specialized appliers, plus the all purpose Omega applier.  Not only that, the package includes no brow and cleavage options.

I love these subtly macabre spider web eyes from LadyBunny. The included appliers work great.  However, it’s also wonderful to know the box contains both mesh and system eyes. Thanks LadyBunny for making a product all avatars can enjoy!

And that’s a wrap.  Until next time, shop happy.

 

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Oh Jessica, Oh!

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HAIR |Second Life Marketplace.Alli&Ali.Jessica Hair – Purple (free) 
| MAKEUP |Second Life Marketplace.Zibska.Silvi eyeshadow – 12 colors appliers + system layers (free)  
| MAKEUP |Livia.Just Reds – 6 color HUD appliers + system layers (GG/free)  
| DRESS |COCO DESIGNS.Sequin Slit Dress – Red Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free) 
| GLOVES |COCO DESIGNS.Opera Length Gloves – Purple Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)  
| SHOES |Hilly Haalan.Opera Length Gloves – Purple Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

Happy October!  Let’s start off the month with a costume guaranteed to please Who Framed Roger Rabbit fans.  Thanks to COCO DESIGNS, we can all have our very own Jessica Rabbit experience.  The luscious red sequined gown and purple suede gloves are COCO DESIGNS’ latest group gifts.

Add a nice pair of heels from Hilly Haalan’s group gift area to complete the outfit.

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Next, we’ll need some dramatic eyeshadow, and glossy lipstick.  Zibska’s marketplace eyeshadow gift is absolutely gorgeous, can be worn by both mesh and classic avatars, and is free.

Visit Livia to pickup the Just Reds lipstick gift.  Simply join the store’s free group to get this along with several other wonderful gifts.

Finish off today’s look with another marketplace gift from Alli&Ali.  The Jessica gift only comes in one shade, purple.  Luckily for us, the hair is copy/mod which means a few tweaks in edit mode will create the exact color pictured above.  Set the Hex color to fa1605, glow to 0.15, and check the Full Bright box to wash that purple right out of your hair.

Enjoy!

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Back to School – Part Deux

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HAIR |Second Life Marketplace.Alli&Ali.Tsarina Hair – cool dark brown w resize & style menu style (promotional gift/free) 
| HOODIE |Second Life Marketplace.COCO DESIGNS.Ultra cropped hoodie – grey for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (free) 
| TOP |DM.Alana Set – top Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (free) 
| PANTS |DREAMS.Wenda Jeans – 35 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Classic (GG/free) 
| JEWELRY |Second Life Marketplace.RealEvil Industries.Lux Celeste Set – earrings w/appearance menu (free) 
| SHOES |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Pacagaia Creations.Studded Wedges - 20 color HUD & resize (free)

No back-to-school list is complete without lots and lots of jeans. Thanks to the fantastic folks at DREAMS, you can get 35 pairs in one awesome free gift.

Simply join the DREAMS group (it’s free), and click the Wenda Jeans picture on the group gift wall. Best of all, jeans aren’t the only thing on the gift wall. The wall is loaded with lots of gifts including another style of jeans, and several sweatsuit outfits.

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Today’s hairstyle is a nice gift from Alli&Ali’s marketplace store. This is basically a wearable demo that allows for resizing and five style changes. Adventurous dressers can even enter edit mode on the hair and add a tint of their choosing.

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HAIR |Sintiklia.Cora – fatpack HUD + tint HUD w/bangs option (free)
| JEWELRY |Second Life Marketplace.OutRAGEous Fashion.Long Pearl Necklace – Pastels (free) 
| TOP |Rebel Hope.Havana Outfit – Top/skirt Maitreya/Belleza/Slink (GG/free)
| PANTS |The Free Dove.dmr. Dr Malux jeans – 10 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Tonic (GG/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove.{SA}.Lita Lolita – ochre Belleza/Ebody/Maitreya/Slink/TMP/Tonic (GG/free)

If belted jeans are more your style, these lovelies from DMR will definitely ring your bell. They come in ten classic shades sized to fit Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and Tonic bodies.

The jeans and shoes above are both gifts from The Free Dove. If it’s been awhile since you last visited, plan to spend a bit of time browsing the freshly stocked shelves.

Until next time, shop happy!

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Bad Hair Day?

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HAIR |Hair Fair 2019 .No-Match.No_Penny – fatpack w/hairbases & hair/accessory HUDs (free)
| OUTFIT |Beyond.Laura Pink – 2 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |COCO Designs Slide Sandals – Beige Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

Worry not, Hair Fair 2019 has plenty of stylish gifts to chase those tangles away!  This year’s fair runs through September 1st, which gives even the busiest of avatars time to pop over and revel in a bit of silky goodness.

Since not many of the shopping sims I frequent are naturist friendly, I thought it might be wise to find some clothing to go along with the new coiffures.
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HAIR |Hair Fair 2019 .Alli&Ali.Carthage Hair – browns HUD w/resize (free)
| OUTFIT |Black Opium.Silvana Set – fatpack/HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |COCO Designs Slide Sandals – Beige Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

On a recent visit to Scandalize, I explored the other stores sharing the sim.  I was pleasantly surprised to learn that three of the stores’ groups are free to join, and offer past gifts.  That’s a whole lot of free outfits just waiting to happen.

The Silvana Set consists of the 3/4 sleeve tee and stretch pants pictured above.  The items are separates, so can easily mix and match with your existing inventory.  Best of all, the set comes with a fabulous fatpack HUD that offers solid, ombre, and patterned options.  Thanks Black Opium for such a versatile gift!

FYI:  The Carthage hairstyle’s out-of-box color is this lovely platinum blonde which will be lost to you once you use the included browns HUD.  If you’d like to keep the blonde in your inventory for wearing, simply copy the mesh and place it in a new folder safely away from the version you intend to use the color HUD with.
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HAIR |Hair Fair 2019 .Alli&Ali.Thisbe Hair – unicorn colors V2 HUD w/resize (free)
| TOP |Black Opium.Silvana Set – fatpack/HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SKIRT |Black Opium.Iriva Set – 2 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |COCO Designs Slide Sandals – Beige Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

Here’s a look at the female Hair Fair 2019 gift from Alli & Ali.
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HAIR |Hair Fair 2019 .Mello&Moth.Midnight – fatpack HUD (free)
| OUTFIT |Beyond.Laura Spring – 2 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |COCO Designs Slide Sandals – Beige Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

Let’s wrap up this post with big hair!  Mello & Moth’s midnight gift is bound to delight all fans of big, barely tamed hair.  Midnight comes with fatpack and tint HUDs, materials options, boobs models, and four levels of glow.

Finishing off today’s looks are a wonderful pair of sandals from COCO Designs.  These comfy yet stylish sandals are COCO’s newest addition to their group gift wall.  Simply join COCO’s free group to immediately experience the joys of membership.

Until next time, shop it, shop it good!

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Seaside Chic

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HAIR |Alli & Ali.Nikita Hair – Unicorn Colors HUD V.2 (hunt gift/free)
| JEWELRY |Dark Mouse.Happy Bow necklace – touch menu w/4 color choices (free)
| OUTFIT |EWA Boutique.Gift TH – top/skirt Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Breathe.Choko Heels – w/fatpack color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

Surf & Sand lovers will adore this classic wrap skirt and front tied blouse ensemble from EWA Boutique.  It’s one of many group gifts currently available in the store.  EWA’s group is free to join, so you’re bound to leave the premises smiling.
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After a day dominated by tanning lotion and coastal breezes you’ll need to pop into Alli & Ali for a quick comb out.  Luckily for us, Alli & Ali’s free Easter Hunt gifts are still dotted around the store.  There are 10 relatively easy to find Easter baskets filled with fun hairstyles.  The Unicorn HUD V.2 is filled with so many awesome shades it was hard to pick one to model.
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Sometimes finding free accessories can be a challenge.  Today I decided to visit a store I haven’t been to in years:  Dark Mouse.  I found this sweet bow necklace gift on the main counter.  It comes in 4 colors, and is free for all store shoppers – no group join required!   Ramping up Dark Mouse’s freebielicious appeal are four luckyboards.   For those of you with Lindens burning a hole in your virtual pockets, there are scads of cute extremely low priced (25L) items to be had.
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I added Breathe’s stylish, but not overly dressy, Choko heels to polish off the look.  The colors featured in the gift HUD are perfect for spring and summer attire.  As an added benefit, the HUD separates the heels into three color zones allowing for tons of combinations.  Simply join Breathe’s free group to make these lovely sandals your very own.
Until we meet again, happy shopping!

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It’s So Easy

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HAIR |SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Designs Hair.Invincible Hair (FUCTIONAL DEMO) – men's dark brown fade (free)
| OUTFIT |The Free Dove.Suna Design.Kim Outfit – Dress/Heels/Necklace Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/TMP/5 standards(NO alpha) (GG/free)

I love hassle free shopping!  Nothing tickles me more than opening a box packed with a complete outfit.  Yesterday I visited The Free Dove and found the Kim outfit.  Kim comes with a sexy little dress, strappy heels, and a mesh necklace.  If tomato red is one of your colors, then this dress is for you!
Today’s featured hair is the Invincible functional demo from Alli & Ali.  Invincible is actually a rigged mesh man’s hairstyle.  The hairline has a wide widow’s peak that I chose to minimize by wearing a dark hairbase.  From the front Invincible simply looks like a unisex style.  However, when viewed from the back, the gap between a female’s body and the flowing hair is a dead giveaway that it was rigged for men.
That gap is not necessarily a bad thing.  Rigged men’s long hairstyles offer the perfect workaround for females desirous of wearing long hair with bulky coats and hoodies.  I always recommend wearing the bulking item you’d like your hair to flow over, then trying rigged male demos.  This way you’re able to check if the fit will work for you without wasting your Lindens.
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I almost forgot to mention that both the dress, and the heels are sized for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies.  The heels are sized for high feet only.
Enjoy the quick change!

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Season of Pink

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Suki – Light Blue Pink (functional demo)(free)
| JEWELRY|SL Marketplace.Sweet Thing.Sweetheart Pendant – Gold/Silver copy/mod (free)
| JUMPSUIT |Seniha Originals.Zoe Jumpsuit – Pink Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (luckyboard/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove.Sevyn East.Kenya Boot – w/8 color HUD Slink(mid+high) & Classic(mid+high)  (GG/free)

Warmer longer days demand pink.  Pink socks, pink bikinis, pink hair, and of course the quintessential pink jumpsuit!  Thanks to Seniha Originals, this dreamy pink jumpsuit can be yours without reaching for your virtual wallet.   Seniha spoils their group members with lots of high quality gifts, several luckyboards, and also supports a few shopping groups.  It’s hard to believe this group is free to join.
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The Zoe jumpsuit fits like a glove!
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To finish off today’s look, I paired the outfit with another functional demo from Alli&Ali’s marketplace store, and a copy/mod necklace gift from Sweet Thing.  Though they are hard to see, Sevyn East contributed a fun set of heels via The Free Dove.
Until next time, enjoy the pink.

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Make Them Struggle to Speak

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Nikita – Frosted Raspberry (functional demo)(free)
| LINGERIE|Julia's Scandal.Xena Set – Bra,Belt,Panties w/6 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Tonic (GG/free)
| STOCKINGS |SL Marketplace.CT. free stockings – black Omega appliers + classic layers (free)
| SHOES |Ava Design.Fay Heels – black & red Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

It’s hard for anyone not to stammer when staring down this much satin and lace.  This fabulous lingerie set is a current group gift at Julia’s Scandal.  Not only is the set a gorgeous mesh item, but it also comes with a six color HUD allowing the wearer to mix and match colors on the bra, belt, and panties.  Since the group is free to join, there is absolutely nothing standing between you and your inner vixen.
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Here’s a look at all that lovely detailing from the back.  Stocking fans will be happy to learn that these beauties are a wonderful marketplace freebie for both classic and Omega compatible avatars.
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Today’s hair is yet another functional demo from Alli&Ali’s marketplace store.  The store is packed with all sorts of free goodies.  If you find you’re having difficultly isolating the freebies, simply refine your search terms by setting the price from zero to zero.
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Finishing off the outfit is a classically sexy pair of heels from Ava Design.  The Fay heels come in two shades, black and red, and are sized to fit Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza feet. The free group join fee paired with a nice supply of past gifts is bound to make you smile.
Happy stammering everyone!

 

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I’ve Been Scandalized!

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Olivia – Blonde Blue rigged (free)
| OUTFIT|Scandalize.Khaila outfit – yellow/white/ombre/stripes w/belt HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES|Scandalize.Graci Heels – 11 color HUDs for solid or embroidered Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

…in the very best way possible.
Scandalize has temporarily set their group join fee to 0 Lindens.  So, for those of you that are not members, now is a great time to join.  Scandalize is notorious for the quality and quantity of their group gifts.   Even if you had to pay the normal 100 Linden join fee, their gift area offers so many goodies, you’d get your money’s worth in one visit to the store.
I’ve put together a quick preview of a few items currently available in their group gift area.  Hopefully they will entice you to slip Scandalize into one of your coveted group slots.  Remember, the items modeled here are just the tip of the iceberg.  Many more fantastic gifts await you in-world.
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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Olivia – Blonde Blue rigged (free)
| OUTFIT|Scandalize.Khaila outfit – yellow/white/ombre/stripes w/belt HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| JACKET|Scandalize.Elva – 2 colors w/button HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES|Scandalize.Graci Heels – 11 color HUDs for solid or embroidered Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Olivia – Blonde Blue rigged (free)
| TOP|Scandalize.Renee – white w/button HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SKIRT|Scandalize.Renee Spring – w/button & Panty HUDs Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES|Scandalize.Graci Heels – 11 color HUDs for solid or embroidered Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Olivia – Blonde Blue rigged (free)
| DRESS|Scandalize.Gilda – 6 Colors Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)
| SHOES|Scandalize.Graci Heels – 11 color HUDs for solid or embroidered Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Olivia – Blonde Blue rigged (free)
| LINGERIE|Scandalize.FROU – Aqua Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES|Scandalize.Graci Heels – 11 color HUDs for solid or embroidered Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

There’s even several somethings for lingerie lovers.
And if that’s not enough, the group gift area also has a row of recently updated lucky boards.  The items are nice enough that teleporting into the sim may be a bit challenging.  I recommend joining the group off-sim to make sure you get in while the fee is 0L.  (Scandalize group join link)
Enjoy.

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Spring Floral

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Madeline – Dark Mahogany rigged (free)
| DRESS|Beautiful Dirty Rich.Unforgettable Dress – HUD w/12 prints, 12 solids, lace & grommet options, + color picker Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES|Lemur Store.Alina Sandals – 2 colors Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)

If you’ve got unresolved floral fantasies, then a quick teleport to Beautiful Dirty Rich may solve your springtime woes.  The Unforgettable Dress is an absolute knockout!  It has an extensive HUD with 12 prints, 12 solids, lace/bow/grommet/materials options, and a tint picking system.  All the possibilities contained in a single garment make the Unforgettable Dress your spring must have outfit.
You may have noticed I set the materials options above to bold.  Materials on is the Unforgettable Dress’s default state.  Personally, I don’t enjoy seeing nice cotton t-shirt type textures that would normally have a matte finish sporting a forced materials shine.  To enjoy that natural cotton knit finish simply click the X near Materials on the HUD.  **Remember with the default state as on, you’ll need to click the materials off every time you change the main dress fabric.** 
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Here’s a nice view of the back.  I love a modest neckline combined with an open back. Notice the complementary rolled edging.  Thanks Beautiful Dirty Rich for the great gift!
Pop over to Lemur to get today’s heels.  They come in 2 shades, and are sized for Maitreya and Belleza feet.  Fear not Slink ladies, your feet should easily fit into the Belleza model.  Our model’s Slink compatible feet fit into the shoes quite well.
The brunettes in the crowd will love the Madeline functional demo from Alli&Ali.  This rigged beauty comes in a rich dark mahogany shade.  Simply click the marketplace link to get your new do.
Until next time, shop happy!

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