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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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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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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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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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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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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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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