Team All Spiffed Up thought you might like to kick off your weekend with a little exercise in a lovely setting. Of course, you’ll need the proper attire, so let’s get dressed.
The t-shirt and running shorts are the August group gift at Vive Nine. Unlike so many group gifts that have obvious signs in the store, this gift can only be found in Vive Nine’s group notices. So, join the group (it’s free), click the notices tab in the group, click on the August Group Gift 2018 notice, and open the attachment. Voila, the Tami outfit is yours.
Tami is sized for mesh bodies, and has 4 color choices for the running shorts.
We found this fantastic tied-at-the-waist sweater on COCO Designs’ group gift wall. COCO Designs’ group is free to join with lots of past gifts still available. Thanks COCO, we love this shirt!
Here’s a closer look at yet another great hair we snatched off of Olive’s luckyboard wall. The Stephanie Hair Naturals comes sized for regular and bewbies with standard and streak option HUDS. It’s not easy finding platinum blondes with depth. Great job Olive on a wonderfully shaded hair!
Eyes up people, we’ve got makeup to discuss. Our model Carla combines a classic head with a mesh body. All three of today’s makeups can be found in the marketplace, are tattoo layers, and as an added bonus two of them come with mesh appliers. Of course to make it into this post they are also free.
This manicure applier set is a gift from Mani Pedi for The Free Dove.
Carla had trouble finding a pair of free sneakers for her outfit, so Team ASU put together an August 2018 sneaker and sock gift for all of our readers. Simply pop over to the All Spiffed Up headquarters at 7th Heaven to get your gift. The set is unrigged for easy positioning, includes an alpha for classic avatars, and has resize menus. Enjoy!
Carla’s Style Card:
HAIR – Olive Stephanie Hair – Naturals + Streaks HUD (lucky board/0L)
MAKEUP1 – Lagniappe Lipgloss – tattoo layers & appliers @ SL Marketplace (0L)
MAKEUP2 – elymode Summer Sampler – tattoo layers & appliers @ SL Marketplace (0L)
MAKEUP3 – eleymode eyeliners teal gift – tattoo layers only @ SL Marketplace (0L)
MANICURE – Mani Pedi 21st Century – appliers only @ The Free Dove (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHORTS – Vive Nine Tami outfit – mesh only, shorts in 4 colors (group gift 0L/0L to join)
WAIST TOP – COCO Designs Tied top – orange plaid (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOE – All Spiffed Up August18 Gift – mesh & classic orange/white (0L)
Rustic Retreat is the perfect sim for a weekend getaway. The lovely landscaping is filled with lots of nooks and crannies perfect for picture taking. Enjoy meandering the scenic gravel pathways, feeding the local goats, or simply hang out and pose awhile.
After a wild week of crazy hunting and seemingly endless unpacking we’ve put together a little something special for you that requires a minimum of fuss to assemble. In 2 teleports you’ll have a new outfit. Add a 3rd teleport for a new hairdo. The 4th and final teleport will give mesh body & head wearers a new skin.
Hilly Haalan put out 2 new group gifts yesterday. They are lovely, for both mesh and classic avatars, and FREE. Simply join Hilly Haalan’s free group and this beautifully textured top/skirt combo is yours. The set includes a HUD with 10 distinct looks. They are so nice we felt compelled to show them all. Thanks Hilly Haalen, you made our day!
Next stop, Moda. The Denise special edition boots are a true freebie, no group join required. They are sized for mesh bodies, and include a color change HUD with 3 denim shades, and floral, leopard, and zebra options.
Head over to Olive for this chic variation of the classic ponytail. The Lizzie hair in brunettes is currently one of Olive’s Lucky Board gifts. This hair is just too fun. Using the HUD’s streak option allows for the two-toned styling pictured above. Stick to the main color selection for an even overall color if you prefer a more conservative look.
Olive’s Lucky Boards are free for any visitor to use, change often, and are loaded with fun styles that are often accompanied with whimsical options. While you’re there don’t forget to slap that Midnight Mania!
Mesh body and skin wearers that missed 7 Deadly s[K]ins‘ (7DS) Yoga skin gift at the May eBento round have another chance to get it in the caramel tone. It will take a little searching at the 7DS sim and finding the sunflower, but it’s well worth the effort. The Sunflower Hunt runs through August 25th, so you’ve got plenty of time to find this beautiful skin.
Iona’s Style Card:
HAIR – Olive Lizzie Hair – Brunettes + Streaks HUD (lucky board/0L)
SKIN – 7 Deadly s[K]ins Yoga Skin – in caramel/mesh appliers only (Sunflower Hunt/0L)
DRESS – Hilly Haalan Roxanna Dress – mesh & classic, 10 color HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOE – Moda Denise SE Boot – Slink/Maitreya/Belleza, 6 color HUD (0L)
Guys, we have not forgotten you! The Men Only Hunt (MOH) is going strong and runs through August 18th. There are some really nice gifts to be had, so we’re just going to dive into the details.
Let’s start with the wonderful bike prop from Animosity. It’s simply great, has lots of easy to adjust poses, and is quite possibly Team All Spiffed Up’s favorite MOH gift.
Of course trying to pick a favorite item from such a strong field of talented creators is no easy task. Case in point: Tommy. Tommy is Altamura’s full body mesh avatar gift for MOH. Our model is wearing the Tommy body, shape, and head AO found in the gift box. Tommy’s chiseled face, six-pack, and honeyed skin tone is definitely a head turner.
Here’s a closer look at Tommy and the body HUD. Altamura’s included alpha system is simply wonderful. The Hair button allows the wearer to toggle between the hairbase pictured above and the bald head shown below.
This form fitting grey tee is Justice’s hunt gift. The cool shades are from Rebellion. While hunting at Gild, we passed the group gift wall, and spied the hat and necklace. Gild’s group is free to join so our model went home with several unexpected goodies.
This fun set is from Bakaboo. It is sized for both mesh and classic avatars.
Three more MOH gifts.
Legal Insanity supplied this t-shirt for MOH.
Etham’s MOH contribution is the black hoodie pictured above. It is sized for mesh bodies and comes with a color change HUD for the jacket’s zipper.
MOH gifts featured above are: eyes from Zombie Suicide, earrings from TLB – The Little Bat, and slip-ons from Gild.
Tommy’s Style Card:
BENTO RIGGED MESH BODY
HEAD & HAND AO’s – Altamura – Tommy (MOH hunt/0L)
EYES – Zombie Suicide Dropple eyes – green (MOH hunt/0L)
TOP1 – Justice Jonathan shirt – Mesh only (MOH hunt/0L)
EARRINGS – TLB – The Little Bat Tribal Earrings – w/color change HUD (MOH hunt/0L)
SUNGLASSES – Rebellion Viper Shades – Galaxy Edition (MOH hunt/0L)
NECKLACE – Gild – Horns hat & Stud Necklace (group gifts 0L/0L to join)
SHOES – Gild Espadrilles – Dirty White w/resize menu (MOH hunt/0L)
PANTS – DREAMS Luca Jeans – for mesh bodies w/24 texture HUD @ Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios (0L)
PANTS2 – Bakaboo Dual shirt & Statement pants – for mesh & classic (MOH hunt/0L)
TOP3 – Native Urban MOH11 Tee – for signature bodies (MOH hunt/0L)
SUNGLASSES2 – Ohemo Bjorn – metal & lens color HUD (MOH hunt/0L)
HEADBAND – PBM sweatband – unrigged for easy resizing (MOH hunt/0L)
TOP4 – Legal Insanity Rock t-shirt – for mesh bodies (MOH hunt/0L)
JACKET – Etham Andy hoodie – mesh bodies w/zipper color change HUD (MOH hunt/0L)
PROP – Animosity Pose Bike – black w/lots of poses/easy to adjust (MOH hunt/0L)
Several broken nails and countless paper cuts later we’re happy to announce we’ve finally opened all of our Women Only Hunt (WOH) gifts. The WOH runs through August 18th, so you’ve still got time to collect the goodies.
All items in today’s post except for the flip flops are WOH gifts.
The dollfactory’s hunt gift is the Anne shape. The shape was designed for Slink’s Hourglass body and Catwa’s Lona head. If your like our model (Dutch) and don’t own either of those items you can still give the shape a try since it is copy/mod. Dutch was able to use the body portion of the shape “as is”, but did have to make mods to the head/face numbers to get a look that worked for her mesh head.
Though the halter top and the front tied shirt are two separate gifts from different stores, you’d swear they were made as a set. They layer together seamlessly.
7 Deadly Skins gifted the Bali skin in chestnut. The skin is Omega compatible and comes with a no-brow option!
The black flip flops are a nice little marketplace freebie. They come in 4 colors, and though they are packaged for mesh feet they can be worn by classic avatars.
The Mary shorts from Have Unequal have a nice embroidery color change HUD.
Here’s a closer look at the eyes and necklace.
Dutch’s Style Card:
HAIR – Love Over the Rainbow – Rigged&unrigged 9 color HUDs (WOH hunt/0L)
EYES – Zombie Suicide Dropple eyes – Light purple (WOH hunt/0L)
SKIN – 7 Deadly s[K]ins Bali – chestnut w/browless option appliers only (WOH hunt/0L)
SHAPE – dollfactory Anne shape – style card included (WOH hunt/0L)
TATTOO – Red Girl Flowers – Mesh appliers only (WOH hunt/0L)
MANICURE – Ascendant Coffin Nails – Bento rigged (WOH hunt/0L)
TOP1 – Justice Taylor Top – creme for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (WOH hunt/0L)
TOP2 – LouLou&Co Ambuja Tropical shirt – Mesh & classic avatars (WOH hunt/0L)
SHORTS – Have Unequal Mary shorts – Maitreya only w/embroidery HUD (WOH hunt/0L)
JEWELRY – Amias dangle necklace – silver (WOH hunt/0L)
SUNGLASSES – DM Michele glasses – Resize menu (WOH hunt/0L)
SHOES – Purrfection – 4 colors for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza @ SL Marketplace (0L)
The Cadijka Conservatory – Well appointed quiet conservatory great for taking photos.
Classic Avatars, this post is for you!
Of course all items can also be worn by mesh bodied avatars, you’ll just have to get a bit creative when choosing a dress size since only standard mesh sizes are available.
We found this lovely butterfly dress in Helping Haven’s women’s store. It comes boxed with 5 standard sizes plus an alpha and a HUD with 4 different styles.
Here’s a nice back view.
This fresh faced skin is a group gift from Esode. Zoe comes with two skin options for classic avatars and also includes appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and TMP mesh bodies.
A quick trip to The Free Dove is all that’s needed to make this elegant necklace created by Chop Zuey your own.
The puffed metal earrings and the manicure below are marketplace freebies.
A&J Creations finishes off today’s look with their Samantha heels group gift. These heels are old school, meaning the feet built into the shoe. They come with the foot alpha, and two HUDS. One HUD controls the strap, toenail, and skin coloring. The other HUD controls the shoe sounds. A&J Creations has several group gifts currently available, and is free to join.
Gabby’s Style Card:
DRESS – Amazing Creations Drapped Cowl Dress – 5 standard sizes + alpha & texture HUD @ Helping Haven (0L)
SKIN – Esode Zoe Skin – Classic & mesh appliers (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOES – A&J Creation Samantha Heels – Classic + 2 HUDS (group gift 0L/0Lto join)
EARRINGS – ASO! Love Earrings – 3 Tones, copy/mod/resize @ SL Marketplace (0L)
NECKLACE – Chop Zuey Sweet Heart Choker – Resize @ The Free Dove (group gift 0L/0L to join)
Is the heat getting you down?
Though we can’t physically cool you down, we can offer a distraction. Why not pop over to the Helping Haven Gateway for a round of Greedy Dice, a stroll along the beach, a romp through the forest, or you know – do as Team All Spiffed Up does – raid their freebie cache!
This colorful mini is just one of the fun finds.
Nice detailing and an included alpha for classic avatars. Not a bad freebie, not bad at all!
Since we managed to hijack Lady Mystic along with her lovely lips for another post, we simply had to feature more lipstick from Livia. Just Reds is this month’s group gift at Livia. This lipstick set is simply awesome. Thanks Livia for another great gift!
There is no need to say no to these quality sandals. The detailing is fab, they are sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza feet, are black, and best of all they’re free. So pop over to Pure Poison to complete today’s look.
Mystic’s Style Card:
DRESS – *Stars*Fashion Mini Dress – Mesh & classic avatar @ Helping Haven (0L)
LIPSTICK – Livia Just Reds Set – Appliers only 6 colors (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOES – Pure Poison Claudia Sandals – Mesh only, black (group gift 0L/0Lto join)
Helping Haven Gateway – Great gateway sim run by dedicated volunteers committed to helping new residents.
…and utterly delicious!
Today Team All Spiffed Up finally gets the opportunity to welcome the ever gorgeous Lady Mystic into our model pool! Freebies and Mystic don’t normally mix, but thanks to Blueberry’s fantastic new group gift, we caught her out.
The top-tied Mimi dress is sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza mesh bodies and is packaged with the full fatpack HUD. That’s 70 different looks with the option of a built in panty.
Blueberry always adds such wonderful touches to their garments. Look at that fold detailing!
Since our blogs are all about the freebies, we were able to talk Mystic into popping over to to Livia, joining their free group, and patiently modeling two of their wonderful gifts.
The Gianna lipstick gift is for mesh heads only with appliers for Lelutka, Vista, and Omega systems.
Apologies dear readers, we experienced a little darkroom mishap in the main Gianna picture accidentally doubling one of the shades and omitting the luscious cherry red hue above.
***YIKES – while working in the darkroom for the next blog entry (Summer Nights) it was obvious that the last lipstick in the composite picture did not belong to the Gianna lipstick pack. That lovely tomato red is actually part of Livia’s Just Reds set.
Who doesn’t love a cruelty free cheetah print? The Cheetah Girl mani/pedi applier set is yet another terrific gift at Livia. Appliers included are for: Maitreya, Slink, Vista, Tuty, and Omega systems.
It would be remiss not to mention the bento ring set that is quietly stealing the scene from our manicure. Yes it was free, but “was” is the operative word. Not long ago eBento celebrated its birthday with a phenomenal gift rich round. So many designers giving gifts galore, OMG – note to self: never miss an eBento anniversary round! Meva was in attendance, their gift (Heidi Bento Rings Gold set) was one of the round’s best.
Though the Heidi Set is no longer free it is still available at Meva for a modest sum. So, for those of you who can’t live without making this set your own, here is your taxi: MEVA.
Up close and personal: Cheetah Girl’s six color options.
Mystic’s Style Card:
DRESS – Blueberry Mimi tied-front – 70 color HUD, mesh only (group gift 0L/0L to join)
LIPSTICK – Livia Gianna Set – Appliers only 8 colors (group gift 0L/0L to join)
MANI/PEDI – Livia Cheetah Girl – Appliers only 6 colors (group gift 0L/0L to join)
Fans of futuristic urban noir films are going to love the Hangars Liquides sims. The environment completely immerses the senses, tempting even non-role play enthusiasts to dabble a bit. Fortunately, we managed to hold it together long enough to snap a few pics for today’s post.
Recreating this look will take 6 teleports, 5 free group joins, and one quick marketplace grab. Let’s get this party started!
The simple yet stylish gradient sweatshirt is a group gift from Revelation. It comes with 11 color options sized for mesh bodies only. However, since it’s a sweatshirt it would be easy enough for classic avatars to scare up a suitable alpha from their inventory.
Mission awesome skirt requires a visit to Cremosas Store. It is boxed for mesh bodies only and supports: Altamura, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Eve (Slim, Pulpy), Maitreya, and TMP.
If you’re looking for a bit of protection from sooty city rain this marketplace find will do the job nicely.
Lovesong is another great hairstyle available for members of Lamb’s group. Did we mention Lamb’s group is free to join?
The Fondness bracelet from Osmia is just one of many free gifts to be found at Epiphany’s birthday round.
Need a fresh manicure? Livia is the shop for you! Whether you’re looking for classic subtlety or bling, it’s all here. These are only 2 of the 6 options to choose from in the Calla group gift. Calla includes appliers for Maitreya, Slink, Vista, and Omega.
Now, before you ask why we have gratuitous sexy pics thrown in let us point out that our model is wearing this fabulous thong under her skirt. The thong fits like a glove, and it easily fit under all the bottoms our model was thinking about blogging which could be why Kaithleen’s has called this the Universal Thong. It’s sized for most mesh bodies, including ebody curvy, comes with a 15 color HUD plus two metals.
C&S is today’s final stop. The Joy Sandals fit Maitreya and Slink, have 40 color options plus the ability to change the laces independently. Thanks C&S for this lovely summer gift!
Alice’s Style Card:
HAIR – Lamb Lovesong – Multi color HUDs (group gift 0L/0L to join)
TOP – Revelation Ingrid Sweatshirt – 11 color HUD, mesh only (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SKIRT – Cremosas Store skirt 15 – Mesh & classic avatars (lucky letter 0L)
MANI/PEDI – Livia Calla – Mesh only 6 designs (group gift 0L/0L to join)
JEWELRY – Osmia Fondness Bracelet – 3 shades @ Epiphany Event (0L)
UMBRELLA – [x]Blackx Dot Umbrella@ SL Marketplace (0L)
THONG – Kaithleen’s Universal Thong – Mesh only, color HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOE – C&S Joy Sandals – Mesh feet, 40 shade HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)
Hangars Liquides – Blade Runner, DREDD, and Altered Carbon all rolled into a fantastic set of visually stunning sims.
Happy day! It’s a new week with new goodies. We even stumbled into a new to team All Spiffed Up store. So limber up your teleport fingers because it’s going to take a few hops to pull this look together.
First stop: Monomania – Clothing, Footwear & Fantasy Stuff. This cheery tropical dress is a group gift, sized to fit both classic and mesh avatars. Best of all, Monomania’s group is free to join!
Fans of long wavy hair are bound to love the White Rabbit Hair from Olive. This is another lucky board style that is currently available in-world. It comes with a color HUD and different meshes that support streaks, bewbies, and a rabbit ear headband.
Though tricky to view through all the hair, there are some lovely buckle and top stitching details plus a generous “Y” cutout to enhance the rear view.
Mesh head and body wearers can sport a summer tan with this fresh faced skin from 7 Deadly s[K]ins. The creators at 7 Deadly s[K]ins have a talent for capturing natural details like the dusting of freckles across the bridge of the nose and the clear glossy lips.
Visitors can find this skin in the gifts area behind the main counter. Simply join the free shopping group Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News and click the gift box under the group’s picture.
You’ll have to make 3 trips to round up today’s jewelry. The love gem and gold summer solstice cuff bracelet is a completely free, no group join required, gift at Chop Zuey’s main store.
Our model’s gorgeous pink beaded jewelry is from Chop Zuey’s beads & baubles set available at The Free Dove.
We love the Sail Blue nail appliers from Livia. This fabulous group gift comes with 5 different designs that can be applied to either the hands, feet, or both.
Today’s footwear is a repeat from the last post showing off the white version. These heels are wonderfully detailed and still available at No Cabide.
Kiki’s Style Card:
HAIR – Olive White Rabbit Hair – Blondes HUD w/bunny ears (lucky board/0L)
DRESS – Monomania Lumia Tropical – Mesh & classic avatars (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SKIN – 7 Deadly s[K]ins Soya – mesh appliers only (Maitreya Gifts, News & Sales gift/0L)
MANI/PEDI – Livia Lumia Tropical – Mesh & classic avatars (group gift 0L/0L to join)
JEWELRY – Chop Zuey Beads & Baubles – silver/gold @ The Free Dove (group gift 0L/0L to join)
JEWELRY – Chop Zuey Summer Solstice Cuff – gold/blue/gems (0L)
JEWELRY – Lazuri Touch of Stone – Fuschia earrings (0L)
SHOE – No Cabide Happy Set – Sandal w/HUD Slink, Belleza Maitreya (group gift 0L/0L to join)
**This outfit is currently 1 of 12 gifts in the big box of “Old Gifts” located on the floor in front of No Cabide’s group gifts. This gift is free for all visitors.**** To see other items in the box click here.**
Mango Yacht Club & Marina if you’re looking to get away from this stifling summer heat try a trip to the sea. This sim has lots of nooks and crannies perfect for photo opportunities.
A funny thing happened in The Hamptons …we lost our model. At least we thought we did until the aroma of her unscheduled break caught our photographer’s attention. Luckily Gabe is a resourceful shutterbug and got a few fun candid shots.
This is the last weekend to pickup gifts at The Bliss Event. The official Bliss advert touts 63 gifts ranging from 0L – 10L. While there are a lot of “gifts” be advised that very few of them are actually 0L. That said, there are a few free gifts that are worth a teleport.
Team All Spiffed Up’s favorite Bliss freebie is the jean vest from FAFA. The detailed embroidery is simply great. Even better, the vest comes sized for both mesh and classic avatars, making it the perfect mix and match garment. Nina got the vest to work over her mesh top by wearing one of the standard sized vests over her body specific top. The combination worked like a charm.
The top, denim skirt, and heels are group gifts from No Cabide. No Cabide’s group is free to join, and chocked-full of wonderful gifts. There are even more gifts available for members of various different shopping groups. Bottom line: No Cabide is one of the most generous stores on the grid, and well worth visiting!
Today’s lovely long hair is a lucky board gift from Olive. Olive’s wall of lucky boards changes quickly and does not require group membership. It took Nina less than 5 minutes to collect two different hairstyles.
Red platforms with lots of studs and buckles, ooh la la, we love them! Believe it or not, these fabulous beauties are an added bonus, not the main attraction, in a boxed gift outfit at No Cabide. They are sized for mesh feet only (Slink, Maitreya, Belleza), and also come in black and white.
When Nina was putting today’s outfit together she almost missed these shoes completely. Luckily for us the style of the top boxed with these shoes caught her eye. She liked the top enough that she thought “hmmmm, wonder what the heels will look like?” Curiosity works for us Nina, thanks for the great finds!
Nina’s Style Card:
HAIR – Olive Twirl – Redheads HUD w/detachable horn (lucky board/0L)
VEST – FAFA Jean Vest – sized for mesh and classic avatars @ The Bliss Event (0L)
TOP – No Cabide Happy Set – Top w/HUD mesh bodies (0L)
SHOE – No Cabide Happy Set – Sandal w/HUD Slink, Belleza Maitreya (0L)
**The Happy outfit is currently 1 of 12 gifts in the big box of “Old Gifts” located on the floor in front of No Cabide’s group gifts. This gift is free for all visitors.**** To see other items in the box click here.**
SKIRT – No Cabide Julia Set – Skirt w/HUD mesh bodies (group gift 0L/0L to join)
The Hamptons is a picturesque sim with sweeping vistas perfect for exploration, cuddles, gardening, and good old fashioned posing.