Stylishly Distanced

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| HAIR |Sintiklia.Cora Hair – fitmesh with 2 color HUDs (free)
| SKIN |Second Life Marketplace.M&B.Juliet Skin – system skins + applier HUDs, includes NoBrows (free) 
| EYES |Euphoric.Fem Mesh Eyes – mesh + appliers with color HUD (group gift/free) 
| BODY & SHAPE |The Free Dove.eBody Shop.eBody free Curvy v8.6 – BOM Ready with Bento hands & Slink compatible feet + updated HUD (free)
| BOM |eBody Shop.BOM applier – enables eBody free bodies to use BOM (free)  
| OUTFIT |Mangula.Violet Set dresses/heels/sleeves/top/panty – fatpack with 20 color HUD Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/Legacy/eBody Curvy (subscriber gift/free) 
| MAKEUP |Second Life Marketplace.Dee TaleZ Skins.Blush Remover – all skin colors, BOM tattoo layers + Genus Applier (free)
| MAKEUP |Second Life Marketplace.alaskametro<3.Lila eyebrows wearable DEMO – auburn tattoo layers + Omega Applier (free)

| HEAD |Genesis Lab.Eva Bento Head v.3.8.5 – Beautiful Bento head with BOM (group gift - join fee 99 Lindens/20 Lindens)

In these perilous times, now more than ever, we need diversions that lift our spirits without endangering our health and welfare.  Bombing around in Second Life is a great way to stay social and have fun, all while doing our bit to flatten the COVID-19 curve.  Who doesn’t love a good game of Greedy Greedy?

I know it’s hard to think happy thoughts at this moment in time.  However, a few laughs, a bit of fun, and a couple of hot new outfits can go a long way to improving our outlook.  Luckily for us, there are several creators around the grid actively trying to give Second Life residents a reason to smile.

All of the tops and bottoms featured today are free gifts from Mangula.  The first two pictures show variations of Mangula’s current subscriber gift (subscribing is free).  Here’s an excerpt from the message accompanying this gift:

“This is an important moment in which we no longer enter SL just for pleasure but also to clear our minds of everything that is happening in the world and that in one way or another affects us, that’s why I thought about making this new Set as a #FreeGift in support of all of you…” – Mangula

This fantastic gift includes both the dresses pictured, the heels, optional sleeves, plus a shirt length model, and a great 20 color texture HUD that separately controls the main fabric and accents.  Thank you Mangula for your caring and generosity!

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I’m going to depart from my normal mention of only free items to briefly discuss Genesis Lab.  I first discovered this talented creator years ago at Tres Chic.  Gensis Lab gifted visitors of the bygone round with a gorgeous albino mesh head.  I was so smitten with the gift, I immediately teleported to the store and joined their group.  And, before you ask, the group is not free to join.  But, the join fee is an extremely modest 99 Lindens considering the store’s group gift wall.

In support of their group members, Genesis Lab has slashed the price of today’s featured mesh head.  Here’s a look at the message sent out to the group:

“A lot of people have to be limited with personal contacts, stay and work at home because of the Covid-19. This difficult time it is very important to be be vigilant and keep calm. As a gesture of our kind support and care we would like to make a present – head Eva 3.8 BOM with 99% discount ♥️” – Genesis Lab

That’s 20 Lindens for group members.  If you are not a member, you’ll need to join the group for 99 Lindens, which would mean a total layout of 119 Lindens for this fantastic Bento rigged head. Folks that’s as close to free as something of this quality gets.  Eva is beautiful and worth every penny.

Thanks Genesis Lab for caring and sharing!

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| OUTFIT |Mangula.Ada Set – skirt & top Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/Legacy/eBody Curvy (lucky board/free)
| OUTFIT |Mangula.Tina Sandals – fatpack color HUD Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/Legacy/eBody Curvy (subscriber gift/free)

Now back to the freebies.

Mangula has 20 lucky boards!  They are free for all to play, and change rapidly.  Best of all, their creations also fit eBody’s Curvy mesh.

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| OUTFIT |Mangula.Nela Set – skirt & top Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/Legacy/eBody Curvy (lucky board/free)
| OUTFIT |Mangula.Jana Boots – fatpack color HUD Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/Legacy/eBody Curvy (subscriber gift/free)

It only took me 15 minutes to win oodles of outfits.

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| OUTFIT |Mangula.Yeni Set – skirt/shorts/top Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/Legacy/eBody Curvy (lucky board/free)
| OUTFIT |Queenz.Breeze Sandals – fatpack color HUD Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/eBody Curvy (group gift/free)

These highly configurable sandals are a group gift from Queenz.  The group is free to join, and packed with wonderful gifts that also include mesh models sized for eBody Curvy.

Let’s take a moment to talk about the eBody Shop!  Recently, this designer released a major update to their beautiful, but extremely limited, gift bodies.  They now include Bento rigged hands, are BOM ready, and are completely free at certain locations.  The BOM feature won’t work strait out of the box.  You’ll need to pop over to eBody to pick up the free BOM applier.  Trust me peeps, it’s worth the teleport.  This upgrade has moved eBody’s gifts to the top of my best free mesh body list!

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| HAIR |Sintiklia.Cora Hair – fitmesh with 2 color HUDs (free) 
| SKIN |Second Life Marketplace.M&B.Juliet Skin – system skins + applier HUDs, includes NoBrows (free) 
| EYES |Euphoric.Fem Mesh Eyes – mesh + appliers with color HUD (group gift/free) 
| MAKEUP |Second Life Marketplace.Dee TaleZ Skins.Blush Remover – all skin colors, BOM tattoo layers + Genus Applier (free) 
| MAKEUP |Second Life Marketplace.alaskametro<3.Lila eyebrows wearable DEMO – auburn tattoo layers + Omega Applier (free)

Here’s a closer look at the Eva v. 3.8.5 BOM enable head.  If you decide to add this beauty to your mesh head arsenal, do keep in mind that it does not include a BOM skin.  Which of course is why I’ve included the link to this lovely BOM compatible marketplace freebie.  I love that M&B included browless and cleavage options! The Juliet Skin works seamlessly on this head and body combination.

Stay safe everyone.

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Never Ending Advents


HAIR |Analog Dog.Leela Hair – Dark Reds HUD (freeball/free) 
| MAKEUP |Livia.Just Reds – 6 color HUD appliers + system layers (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |Glitter.Magic Star necklace – with resize (Group Advent gift/free) 
| OUTFIT |Queenz.Amorous Bodysuit – blue Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/eBody/Katena/BBL/9s (Christmas tree gift/free) 
| SHOES |Queenz.Rebel heels – fatpack HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/eBody (Group Gift/free)

I love it when an advent calendar stays active through the season, allowing for past gift pickup.  So, put on your comfy shoes and grab a trolley, we’ve got serious collecting to do.

Let’s start at eBento.  Their advent calendar features a whopping 70 gifts, and is unlocked for group members.  Simply join eBento’s free group to start clicking your way into gift oblivion.  This round closes December 31st, so time is of the essence.

Fan’s of short and sassy dresses should head over to DM Design next.  Join their free group to collect 24 lovely little dresses from their open advent calendar.  If that isn’t enough for you, visit the group gift area to gather 8 more gifts.

Next, head over to Glitter to raid their unlocked advent calendar.  Glitter’s group is temporarily free to join, so why not indulge?


HAIR |Analog Dog.Leela Hair – Dark Reds HUD (freeball/free)
| MAKEUP |Livia.Just Reds – 6 color HUD appliers + system layers (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |eBento Advent Calendar.Ethereal. Trilogy Chest Piercing – Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/eBody/Tonic (Group Advent gift/free)
| TATTOO |eBento Advent Calendar.WitchCraft.Winter Friends – Maitreya/Belleza/Omega (Group Advent gift/free)
| DRESS |DM Design.Antonia dress – Maitreya/Slink/eBody/standard Large & Small (Group Advent gift/free)
| SHOES |Legendaire.Yuba boots – 10 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (Group Gift/free)

Queenz‘ group members can still pickup several very nice gifts located under the Christmas tree.  The group is free to join, and features a generously stocked group gift wall.

Legendaire also has several Christmas gifts dotted around the store for its group members.  Normally, Legendaire’s group has a join fee, but the owners have temporarily set the fee to 0L.  Not only does the store give monthy group gifts, but it always maintains a generous group gift area.

The last store on today’s list is Analog Dog.  Today’s featured hairstyle can be found in their recently updated freeball.

Here’s to the holidays, and awesome free shopping!


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Tres Chic, Let's Go

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HAIR |Tres Chic.DeLa.Irene Hair – multi color HUD (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |Tres Chic.SuperNatural.Sharona V2 – white/black w/gold/sliver metals & HUD controlled gems (GG/free)
| DRESS |Tres Chic.Queenz.Entice Dress – Print Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/eBody-C/BBL/Katena (GG/free)
| SHOES |Tres Chic.G&D Shoes.Magda – salmon Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)

It’s time to stop whatever you’re doing in Second Life and get in on the last days of Tres Chic’s 4th Anniversary round.  Every booth has a free birthday gift just waiting for collection.  Shoes, hair, jewelry, poses, makeup, and clothing gifts abound.
Today’s look was made entirely from gifts our model picked up at Tres Chic.  Queenz, DeLa, G&D Shoes, and Supernatural are just a few of the generous vendors participating in this round.
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Here’s a closeup of G&D Shoes’ wonderful gift.   Simply join the event’s free group, then run amok clicking the gift boxes.
Until next time, shop happy!
P.S.  I almost forgot to mention that the Camille Set featured in Touch Me is still available on the Tres Chic gift table located at the event entrance.

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All About the Legs

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HAIR|Queenz .Jade Hair – rigged/unrigged w/7 color HUDs (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |AJUDA BRASIL VOLUNTARIOS .JUMO.Albany Coat Set – Necklace/Earrings resize on touch (free)
| DRESS|Queenz .Promise Gown – 6 color HUD + sleeveless option; sized for mesh bodies (GG/free)
| LINGERIE|Kaithleen's .Universal Thong – w/15 color HUD; eBodyCurvy/Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| MANICURE |Livia .Metallics NO.1 Mesh Bento Nails – HUD w/3 polish colors & styles; Maitreya/Slink/eBody/Tonic (GG/free)
| SHOES|Ellnique Designs .October gift – basic black heels; Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

Sometimes ballrooms and their dress codes can be so very dull. That’s why I just love this gown from Queenz!  Instead of being a standard somewhat boring floor length gown, it features nearly scandalous slits that flash a whole lot of leg while managing to cover all the naughty bits.  As an added bonus, wearers can choose whether or not they wear the sleeves.
If you’re worried about accidentally being a flasher while busting a move, you can pair the gown with one of the best gifts on the grid.  What you ask could that possibly be?  Kaithleen’s Universal Thong group gift!  This thong fits mesh bodies like a glove, and remains hidden under most meshes.
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Pop by Livia to get these wonderfully pointy Bento rigged mesh fingernails.  They come in 3 shades, with 3 styles.
Remember, all of the stores featured in today’s outfit have groups that are free to join and offer several past gifts.  Which means lots of goodies to keep you shopping happy. Enjoy!

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Gotta Click Them All

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HAIR |PeaceOnEarth Hunt ..EscalateD.poppy hair – style&color HUDs (POE gift/free)
SKIN |Clef de Peau .Diana Skin – appliers only (GG/free)
TATTOO1 |PeaceOnEarth Hunt .Taox Tattoo.choose joy – full body (POE gift/free)
TATTOO2 |Speakeasy .consume – leg appliers (free)
OUTFIT |Queenz .Induce outfit – fatpack HUD for mesh bodies (GG/free)
JEWELRY1 |Swank .Chop Zuey.Parvati earrings – w/color HUD (free)
JEWELRY2 |SL Marketplace .!Cartouche!.Luxe necklace – w/status & RLV (free)
| SHOE |PeaceOnEarth Hunt .D.E. Boutique.poema heels – mesh feet (POE gift/free)
…or get calluses trying!
So many of those awesome Christmas gifts that have been hanging around the grid will vanish as the New Year descends upon us.   With partying to do in both worlds, I kind of wish I’d gotten a functional Tardis under my Christmas tree.
If you have not visited Swank yet, drop everything and teleport over.  Today is the last day of Swank’s Winter Festival, and there are a ton of great gifts to collect that don’t require a group join.
The Peace On Earth Hunt also ends today.  I know hunting at the last minute can be a pain, but these hints are helpful making the gifts not overly difficult to find.  Click the following link – POE Hints. Preview the gifts here:  POE prizes.
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I combined the upper body of Taox Tattoo’s Choose Joy, and the lower body of Speakeasy’s consume tattoo to achieve today’s look.
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Here’s a closeup of the skin and hair gifts.
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The color HUD packaged with these earrings gives two metal choices and several lovely stone colors.
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These unconventional heels are simply gorgeous and they come sized for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh feet.  Have fun scouring the grid for gifts.  Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!

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Watch Your Step

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… I’m hunting leaves!
Or more precisely a leaf that happens to be the hunt object for SL F&O’s 1st Annual Hunt.  So far the gifts in this hunt are fantastic.  There are nearly 100 stores participating, the gifts are high quality, and completely free (0L).
Today’s hunt item feature is the Rush Jumpsuit from ArisArisB&W.  Rush is sized to fit Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza bodies and comes with a 4 texture HUD.  These textures are so nice they leave you wishing for more.
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The jumpsuit has a nice slimming fit, with just the right amount of sheen.
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If you’re thinking those lips look familiar, it is only because they are.  Estephania is Altamura’s SL F&O gift, and was featured in the Worth It post yesterday.  Though the Altamura bodies are not as widely supported as other mesh bodies, their classic shaping combined with an awesome alpha HUD make it a snap to fit into clothing sized for other brands.
Pop over to Queenz to pickup this casually sleek hair/hat set.  It comes with separate hat and hair color HUDs.
Lazuri supplied the jewelry.  The Classic Pearl Set is a free gift for all store visitors.
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Last stop, Mangula for the Nina Elegant Heels.  They are sized for eBODY, Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and come with a HUD controller for the leather, studs, and heel.  Simply join their subscriber group, wait a few seconds for the database to update, then click the gift boxes and leave happy.
Estephania’s Style Card:
EYES – Linden Labs Daisy eyes @ Your SL Inventory (0L)
…PATH: Inventory/Body Parts/Daisy Eyes
HAIR – Queenz Jaylia – rigged hat/hair combo w/texture HUDs (group gift 0L/0L to join)
& PHYSICS – Altamura Estephania – w/alpha HUD (SL F&O hunt gift 0L)
BODYSUIT – ArisArisB&W Rush Jumpsuit – mesh bodies 4 texture HUD (SL F&O hunt gift 0L)
JEWELRY – Lazuri Classic Pearl Set – resize & color menus (0L)
SHOES – Mangula  Nina Elegant Heels 2 – mesh feet + color HUD (subscriber gift 0L)

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