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.

STORE LIST 

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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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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Funny How Time Slips Away

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HAIR |Dura.February Group Gift – coffee + 15 other colors w/resize option (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |NOIR.Epic Glasses – unisex w/color HUD & resize (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |RealEvil Industries.Bull Nose Piercing – mesh (GG for L'HOMME/free)
| JEWELRY |MIDNA.Fel Necklaces A&B – w/color HUD & resize (GG for L'HOMME/free)
| JEWELRY |NOIR.Chuck Bracelet – Unisex w/color HUD + hide options (GG for L'HOMME/free)
| OUTFIT |Meva.Marcus Outfit – sized for Jake & Gianni (GG for L'HOMME/free)
| SHOES |GABRIEL.Boat Shoes – red mesh w/resize (1 Linden)

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year to the day since Altamura’s Tommy avatar made its allspiffy debut in Bad to the Bone.  Our Tommy’s grown a little hair and gone a bit uptown since the last time we saw him, but he still cuts a fine figure.  Which is precisely why I’ve chosen him to model for the second post featuring more of L’HOMME’s 5th Anniversary gifts
All of the designers featured in today’s look generously support L’HOMME’s reader group.  So, if yesterday’s post didn’t inspire you to join, maybe today’s will.
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I love the bold colors, and subtle accents in the Marcus Outfit from Meva.  Though the outfit is sized for only two particular male mesh bodies, that does not mean other bodies with an alpha system can’t also enjoy it.
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NOIR’s fantastic sunglasses are definitely a “gotta have yesterday” item.  They’re unisex, cool, and come with an awesome HUD.
Guys looking for a new hairstyle simply need to pop over to Dura and join their fee free group.  Several styles are available, plus an extra look for members of L’HOMME’s reader group.
Stay epic peeps!

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