Happy 4th of July. Here’s a quick little post to put some stars and stripes into your wardrobe.
For those of you not celebrating today we found a few outdoor items that might capture your fancy. Enjoy!
The Swing is animated, seats two, and is copy/mod. Team All Spiffed Up transformed the swing from plain to festive with a few marketplace finds.
The embellished shorts are free in-world, no group join required.
Designer contacts… woo hoo!
Shssssssh… don’t tell anyone the sneakers are MENS. They also happen to be mesh and copy/mod. Sizing was super easy.
Iona’s Style Card:
HAIR – Sentinus Design – Angel Fitmesh – Color Hud (group gift 0L/0L to join)
EYES – LadyBunny’s Fantasy – 4th of July Eyes @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SHIRT – Punkster’s Destiny – Independence Day kid Promo @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SHORTS – Tresor Coulture – 4th of July Gift for Women – fitmesh (0L)
SHOES – Extal – Men’s Mesh Sneakers @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SWING – Ain’t No BULL! – The Simple Swing @ SL Marketplace (0L)
PILLOWS – Dabble Dooya – Patriotic Pillow @ SL Marketplace (0L)
BANNER – Shore Thing & Special Moments – July 4th Banner @ SL Marketplace (0L)
TREES – Marian Lean – Low Prim Birch Tree Set @ SL Marketplace (0L)
GRASS – *.. NL ..* – meadow @ SL Marketplace (0L)
Could be, but then again it could be a painkiller, a calypso sun, a screwdriver, maybe even a lemon sour. Oh so many delicious concoctions, so little time.
Bar hopping in Second Life(SL) has its perks. Sit your avatar at a bar and most likely you’ll be given your choice of FREE delectable beverages to imbibe. Of course, you’ll have to accept the items first, then pop into your inventory, locate the drinks, select one and then add it to your attire. Yes, drinking is a process, but once mastered your avatar will never be parched again!
Pictured above we have a wonderful group gift from M&M. It’s a mesh peek-a-boo spiked variation of the little black dress. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes. If you wear a mesh body you will most likely have to alter your shape a bit to wear the dress properly. All of the cut work makes using mesh body alphas impossible.
This was my first visit to M&M. I was impressed by the store’s generosity. Not only is their group free to join, but they have a wall filled with past group gifts that are also free. I’ll definitely include several of these items in future posts, so stay tuned.
On a recent visit to enVogue I easily spotted 3 free gifts. There are 2 versions of the Elissa Hair. The subscriber gift is Elissa Ombre pictured above & below. enVogue’s group gift is Elissa Diversity (not blogged).
Each version comes with 4 choices: fitted, fitted (materials), rigged, rigged (materials). The included hud offers a total of 32 color variations. Though some of the colors may look similar, each option is subtly different. This is an exquisite gift that truly showcases the artistry of enVogue’s designers. It is also the kind of gift that turns a freebie grabber into a paying customer. Awesome job enVogue!
Completing today’s ensemble is a pair of beautifully detailed heels from Pure Poison. I can easily see these becoming a new favorite.
Iona’s Style Card:
HAIR – enVogue Elissa Rigged (materials) – Color Hud (subscriber gift 0L)
DRESS – M&M Neska Dress – Color Hud (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOES – PurePoison Lavinia Sandals – Nude (group gotcha 0L/0L to join)
HANDSOME COMPANION – MrMikeyUk – SL Singer & Builder (priceless)
I love Halloween in Second Life! So many spooky sims, so many cool Hunts, so many awesome prizes, it makes me dizzy just thinking about it. Imagine Scrat from Ice Age morphed into a freebie obsessed avatar, that is the kind of frenzied mindset this ghoulish bounty creates.
Hunts, oh how I love to hate them. Who doesn’t love finding a hidden object? The operative word here is FINDING. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a “gotta have it or I’m gonna die” hunt item blogged, and found myself at the sim utterly frustrated finding every hidden object except the one I went there for. Such is the nature of hunting.
Have no fear dear readers both hunt items in this post are quite easy to find. You’ll leave the hunting grounds lighthearted sporting a ghoulish grin. So let’s take a closer look at what Iona is wearing.
The Skyler Hoodie from Ollies Follies along with lots of other goodies can be found at the Timeless Textures Halloween Event. This event is definitely worth a flyby.
The Half’N’Half sweats can be found at the Etchaflesh Halloween Hunt. This is a storewide hunt using a fill card format. Simply pick up & wear the free hunt hud. Find the 12 hunt objects to fill the hud. Then toddle over to the prize kiosk in front of Etchaflesh and select your prize. You can go back once a day to repeat and redeem through October 31st.
Let’s not forget a closeup on Iona’s face. She is wearing a sexy little beauty marked skin that shouldn’t be missed.
Iona’s Style Card:
SKIN – !SOUL Milky Skin + Optional Apppliers – group gift (0L/0L to join)
SHIRT – Ollies Follies Skyler Hoodie – Halloween @ Timeless Textures (0L)
PANTS – Etchaflesh Halloween Hunt Half N Half Sweats – color hud + bow options (0L)
SHOES – Vlad Blackburns Pony Tread Heels – black + hue (0.302, 0.784,0.996)
@ SL Marketplace (0L)
Haunted Hallows Garden of Whimsy Expansion
…with their Chihuahuas!
Hello Everyone and welcome to the third installment of All Spiffed Up. It has taken a bit longer to prepare this post than I expected. As always I like to challenge myself to create scenes filled with only free items. I ran headlong into trouble when I fixated on a restaurant theme. It was the food that caused all my troubles! Finding free food, not 1L food, is not the easiest task. In the end I settled on low cost full perm food items.
Once I moved past the food snafu, the rest of the scene fell into place. This scene is packed with freebies. So let’s get to it!
Meet Cindy the ringleader of Club Chihuahua. Cindy is free from head to toe literally.
Her skin and camisole top are group gifts from AlterEgo & Enertia. At the time of this post AlterEgo’s group was free to join.
The Aaisling Sunkissed skin is an exceptionally nice feature rich gift. Included in the package are: head appliers for Loudmouth, Omegahead, & Tmp; 3 Sunkissed skin options; a skin applier hud that covers almost all of the major mesh bodies and can apply the skin to Slink, Belleza, & Maitreya feet; physics; 5 eyebrow shapers; 2 shapes; an eyelash remover.
As with the skin, the Nikki Cami also comes sized to fit Freya, Hourglass, Maitreya, Physique, Venus, and Isis mesh bodies. There are 6 color options available in a no-nonsense hud. All in all, these are two wonderful gifts. Thank you AlterEgo & Enertia!
Before I move on to the style cards, I’d be remiss if I forgot to introduce our impromptu model Gabby.
You know how Second Life is, VERY social. I always find working in Second Life to be something akin to making the bed when my cat is in the room. It’s a wacky romp filled with distractions! Partway through the photo shoot Gabby decided the sidelines were not for her, she wanted in on the fun. I took one look at her, shook my head, and uttered: “If you want in, you need to wear at least 3 free items, you’ve got 5 minutes!” Surprisingly, Gabby pulled it off in 4. Cheers to the lady with the fastest clicking fingers in town.
The first thing Gabby did was change her hair to a free one found in the inventory library. For those of us who joined Second Life before the introduction of mesh hair, clothing, bodies, etc… when we think library we think JUNK-forget about it! This cute flip suggests it’s time to change our ways. The Library is definitely worth a peruse in your spare time. Thanks for the tip Gabby.
Gabby’s Style Card:
HAIR – Linden Labs Middle Part Bob – Blonde @ Your SL Inventory (0L)
…PATH: Inventory/Library/Accessories/Hair Design Options (Colors & Styles)/Middle Part Bob (blonde)
EYES – Poetic Colors Pearl Eyes – Clear Pond – large medium Past Gift (0L to join group)
DRESS – °E.A° glamour° Dress – Bow Mesh @ SL Marketplace (0L)
BRACELET – Do Lubitsch Watch Eternity – color change @ SL Marketplace (0L)
HANDBAG – Tuty’s Free Mesh Pet Carrier – Color Changing Hud @ SL Marketplace (0L)
Cindy’s Style Card:
HAIR – FABIA Rima – Natural Color Hud (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SKIN – AlterEgo & Enertia Aaisling – Sunkissed A (group gift 0L/0L to join)
MAKEUP – [XCW] 2nd Gift– Eyeshadow Pink, Orange @ SL Marketplace (0L)
MAKEUP – Langly Promo Gift Eyeliner – Eyeliner #2 @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SHAPE – Glam and Free by Sybil Shape – Rhianne Shape @ SL Marketplace (0L)
EYES – Avi-Glam Destiny Eyes – Grey – medium @ SL Marketplace (0L)
EYELASHES – Chemistry Eyelashes – long @ SL Marketplace (0L)
TATTOO – ISUKA *GIFT* – Illuminati @ SL Marketplace (0L)
JEWELRY – Hudson’s Past Group Gift (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHIRT – AlterEgo & Enertia Nikki Cami – Color Hud (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SKIRT – :::Valeur Store::: Mesh Mini Jeans – large @ SL Marketplace (0L) SHOES – Mirus free gift – Midnight Heels (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOES – Mirus Midnight Heels – for mesh feet (group gift 0L/0L to join)
TABLE – ~The Dreamer Creations~ Retro Camping Table – color menu @ SL Marketplace (0L)
3 Land Impact
CHAIRS – Galmot Ancient Chair – style Louis XVI @ SL Marketplace (0L)
8 Land Impact Each
LAMP – VSPACE PROJECT by Van Loopen Lamp Halo multi @ SL Marketplace (0L)
13 Land Impact
PLANT STAND – Ya’s Dream Creations Potted Daffodil+ForgetMeNot @ SL Marketplace (0L)
3 Land Impact per plant, 1 Land Impact Ladder
PLANT – Mesh Plants Potted Leafy Plants – Full Perms @ SL Marketplace (0L)
1 Land Impact
PLANT – Mesh Plants Small Bush Bonus Pot – Full Perms @ SL Marketplace (0L)
3 Land Impact
PLANT – Dreamland Designs White Primrose Flower Pot @ SL Marketplace (0L)
4 Land Impact
PLANT – Jade’s Home&Garden Water Can with pink plant @ SL Marketplace (0L)
3 Land Impact
…and for the final listing I present a special FREE gift from All Spiffed Up & Mr M’s Creations to all of my blog readers.
Mr M’s Creations graciously donated the The Artist Easel used in this photo shoot. It is a wonderful 100% mesh, 1 Land Impact, Copy/Mod sign. After a bit of banter back and forth we agreed that it would be great to offer an exclusive All Spiffed Up gift to my readers. I had assembled a series of cute Chihuahua images that never made it into this post. The light bulb went on and presto, a fun freebie was born.
The All Spiffed Up Version of the Easel includes the original Copy/Mod Artist Easel, and the 4 static Chihuahua easels pictured above plus a 5th animated easel not shown. So, gather your Chihuahua loving buddies and head to Mr. M’s Creations to get your gift!
BLOG GIFT – Mr M’s Creations for All Spiffed Up – Artist Easel + exclusive Chihuahuas
(group gift 0L/0L to join)