Gift Yourself Happy!

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HAIR |Cosmopolitan Room.EMO-tions.Rebecca Hair – Blondes HUD (Christmas tree gift/free) 
| EYES |Euphoric.Hypnotic Poison mesh eyes – color HUD & system eyes (SLF&O group gift/free)
| JEWELRY |Cosmopolitan Room.RHUDE.Lot of Love necklace – 2 colors (Christmas tree gift/free)
| COAT |Cosmopolitan Room.Amataria.Ashley fur coat – one color fitmesh (Christmas tree gift/free)
| TOP |Scandalize.Jazzie Top - patterned Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (Christmas tree gift/Jfree)  
| PANTS |WellMade.Lilah Pants – Jean Colorway HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (gift card/free)   
| SHOES |Cosmopolitan Room.Little Fox.Amelia suede heels – color HUD mesh feet (Christmas tree gift/free)

It may be the day after, but there are still a ton of fantastic Christmas gifts around the grid just waiting to be found.  Not only that, but many normally fee based groups have dropped their joining fees for the holiday season that is rapidly coming to an end.  So, prepare yourself for a flurry of short and sweet posts highlighting great finds.

I bought these jeans at Wellmade.  Wellmade’s advent calendar day 24 gift is a gift card. It’s still available so hurry over.  Simply join the store’s free group, click day 24, and buy an item of your choosing.

Next, pop over to Scandalize for a giftaliscous experience.  The store’s group is temporarily free to join. Scandalize is notoriously generous to their group members,  Currently, members can pickup 24 gifts under the Christmas tree, along with over 20 gifts from the group area.  And, that does not factor in the numerous lucky board gifts waiting to be won.

Most of today’s items can be found on the Cosmopolitan Room’s Christmas tree.  Join the event’s fee free group and click on the gingerbread stockings decorating the tree.  Each stocking is filled with a lovely little gift.

Finish off today’s look with a visit to Euphoric.  At present, Euphoric’s group is free to join, and offers past group gifts.  The Hypnotic eyes featured above are a free gift for members of the SLF&O shopping group.  Did I mention SLF&O is free to join?

Until next time, shop happy!

 

 

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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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Guy Time

Male Fashion Nov 2019

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HAIR |Dura.2015 Unisex Gift – Hat/Hair 5 color HUD + resize Menu (group gift/free) 
| EYES |Black Friday Bazaar.Stunner Originals.Positivity Eyes – 8 color HUD mesh eyes + appliers Catwa/Genus/Omega (group gift/free)
| TOP |Second Life Marketplace.Quartz Paris Couture.Mutiny Tee – fitmesh in tucked & loose versions (free)   
| SHORTS & SHOES |Second Life Marketplace.To Be Unique.2 Gifts – fitmesh (free)

I know, it’s been far too long since my last male themed post.  So, I thought I’d start off by doing a quick Second Life Marketplace search for freebies.   Which is where I found the free clothing for today’s look.

To Be Unique and Quartz Paris Couture supplied the male top and bottom clothing.  All of the items are fitmesh, so are wearable by both classic and mesh avatars.  Mesh avatars will probably have to use a bit of their alpha system.  Overall, fitting was a cinch.

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To finish off this look, you’ll have to teleport over to Dura and the Black Friday Bazaar.  At Dura, simply join the store’s free group to get this beanie hairstyle from their group gift area.  This style comes with a five color HUD, and includes a resize menu.

Group joining is also a must at the Black Friday Bazaar.  However, the group is fee free so it’s really no problem at all.  This event runs through December 1st and has over 60 designer booths giving out a nice freebie.  Visit Stunner Originals’ booth to pick up these vivid mesh eyes.  The gift includes mesh eyes and mesh appliers.  Thanks Stunner Originals for giving a gift everyone can enjoy!

Until next time, shop happy.

 

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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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Back to School – The Dream Revisited

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HAIR |Little Bones.Oleander – w/essential, style, & tint HUDs (luckyboard gift/free) 
| JEWELRY |Second Life Marketplace.OutRAGEous.long pearl necklace – 5 pastels (free) 
| TOP |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Petite Mort.Embroidered Blouse – 1 color / Standard sizes + alpha (free) 
| PANTS |Cynful Clothing & Co..Casual Shorts – 30 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (GG/free) 
| BACKPACK |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Backpack – 1 color / mesh copy/mod (free) 
| SOCKS |Second Life Marketplace.Punksters Destiny.Sweats Outfit – mesh socks (free) 
| SHOES |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Brii Underground.Amate Outfit - sneakers Pink mesh unrigged (free)

Last September I had a dream.  Granted it was a very small dream, but it was filled with free jeans, tees, hoodies, sneakers, and the kind of flowing long hairstyles school girls love.   Of course, after days of frustrating freebie hunting my dream was unceremoniously dashed.  I simply couldn’t find the kind of freebies I like to fill that virtual back-to-school shopping list glimmering in my mind’s eye.

My friends, that story will not be repeated this year!  Casual clothing lovers and virtual students, this series of posts are for you.

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Our first outfit is sensibly fashionable, comfortable, and perfectly suited for those mad dashes across campus. The backpack is copy/mod which allows for easy resizing, and personalized color changes.

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HAIR |Olive Hair.Peach – fatpack HUD (midnight mania gift/free)
| TOP |Dreams.Yanela Pullover – 16 color HUD + alpha (GG/free)
| PANTS |Cynful Clothing & Co..Casual Shorts – 30 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (GG/free)
| SHOES |Itsy Bitsy Boutique.Keds Sneakers – mesh copy/mod (GG/free)

Cynful’s casual shorts gift comes with an awesome 30 color HUD.  The store group is free to join which makes grabbing these babies a snap.  Pair the shorts with Dreams’ Yanela pullover, and you’ve got a minimum of 16 different looks.

Keds fans will adore these wonderful little sneakers.  They’re copy/mod for easy resize/recoloring.  Plus, the faces are numerous, making recoloring a joyous task. 

Tune in tomorrow for Back to School – Part Deux!

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Stunningly Formal

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DRESS |Suna Designs.Ariel Gown – white/gold Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |Promagic.Dhara Earrings – 2 colors (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |Promagic.Zee Necklace – 3 colors (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |Livia.Moon Rings – Bento rigged w/metal&gem HUD Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/eBody/Tonic (GG/free)
| MANICURE |JAM.Mesh Nails – 10 color/accent HUD  rigged for Legacy/Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)
| SHOES |ChicChica.Dita Heels – white Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (small box on desk/free)

One of the nice things about virtual worlds is that everyone can dance like Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers anytime the mood hits.  All that’s required is a ballroom venue, a willing dance partner, and of course the right attire.
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This lovely gown’s back features a stunning butterfly keyhole design.  The Ariel gown is one of 10 group gifts to be found at Suna Designs.  Suna’s group is currently free to join, so you’re bound to leave the store  smiling.
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Pop over to Promagic and Livia to pickup today’s featured jewelry.  Livia’s Bento rigged Moon Rings come with a versatile color HUD.

Fans of pointy manicures will appreciate JAM’s mesh nail gift.  The included HUD offers 10 solid and 10 accent colors which can be applied each fingernail interdependently if si desired.  This is an especially nice gift for anyone wearing a free mesh body that lacks a nail system.

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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uber Me Happy!

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OUTFIT |uber...*EVERYTHING* (free) *excluding mesh body & eyes*

Uber rounds always rock, but uber birthday rounds – well those are just super cool.  Let’s talk gifts:  they are free, no group join is required, run the gamut of categories,  and are so plentiful you’ll need to enchant your shopping bag with a Capacious Extremis charm.

Uber’s 5th birthday round ends August 22nd, so you’ll need to get a wiggle on to partake in all this lovely uberlisciousness.
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Though I always focus on apparel, there are loads of great decor and animation gifts to be had.  I even managed to use a gift dance and pose in the photo shoot.

Long nail lovers are going to flip for La Baguette’s Super Long mesh nail gift.  These Bento rigged beauties come with an extensive color change HUD, and are perfect for anyone wearing a gift mesh body lacking nail change options.
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Here’s a closer look at Tone 2’s eyeshadow gift.  It comes with appliers and a system layer for classic avatars.

Normally I’d wax on about how much I love all of the items modeled today.  However, since the clock ticking down, I’m simply going to name off the designers that made today’s look possible:  Tone 2, MINA, NamiiChu, Mossu, Bombshell, BONDI, RAMA, Dappa, Yummy, [YA], Mangula, La Baguette, Paragon, FOXCITY.

Tick, tick, tick… Happy shopping everyone!

 

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Happy Anniversary L’HOMME

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HAIR |Modulus.Cole Hair – fatpack w/resize option (pay 1L - refund 1L/free)
| SHAPE |Stray Dog.Lewis – Catwa applier & shape (GG for L'Homme/free)
| JEWELRY |MERCH.HBA Marz Sunglasses – Unisex 8 Colors (GG/free)
| TOP |ContraptioN.Roamer's Top – Sundown for Jake/Gianni/Geralt/Slink (GG for L'Homme/free)
| PANTS |Ajuda SL Brasil.CDC.Jeans Set – black/charcoal mesh standard sizes (free)
| SHOES |Alien Gizmo's.Phoenix shoes – black (GG/free)

This month marks the 5th Anniversary of one of the grid’s most innovative fashion magazines:  L’HOMME.  Not only is the August 2019 issue  absolutely spectacular, but it is also packed with lots of great gifts from talented creators.  Simply join the L’HOMME Magazine group, wear the tag, and visit participating stores to pick up gifts.  Did I mention the group is free to join?
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Today’s top and shape are both L’HOMME group gifts.
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Pop over to Modulus to pick up this modern men’s hairstyle.  Cole is a complete fatpack sized for Catwa and Lelutka heads.  However, thanks to the built in resizer menu anyone can wear the hair.  Though Cole is free for all store visitors, it does require you to have 1 Linden in your virtual pocket.  Don’t worry, you’ll get you’ll Linden back along with this awesome gift.
Until next time, shop happy!

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