Did the holidays leave you feeling like a goth out of black? Have no fear, we can remedy that for you in two teleports!
First stop on our back to black mission is COCO DESIGNS. This store is filled with wonderful items, has a 0L group join fee, and a giant group gift section. The fur scarf, halter gown, and mules Iona is wearing are just a few of the free group gifts currently offered.
The fur scarf comes in three tones: black, grey, and light brown. It’s rigged and can be worn on classic and mesh bodies.
The halter gown is a mesh body only item made for Hourglass, Maitreya, and Slink bodies.
These highly detailed mules come in grey and ivory sized for Maitreya and Slink feet.
Since it is January, today’s post would not be complete without having at least one item from the Womenstuff Hunt included.
Feast your eyes on TAOX TATTOO’s “The Queen” Womenstuff gift! “The Queen” has appliers for: Brazilia Doll, Maitreya, Omega, Omega Face, Signature, Slink, TMP, Vista Hand, Catwa, and Lelutka.
Iona’s Style Card:
SCARF – COCO DESIGNS fur scarf – 3 colors rigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)
DRESS – COCO DESIGNS halter gown – black mesh bodies only (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOES – COCO DESIGNS open toe mules – Slink & Maitreya (group gift 0L/0L to join)
TATTOOS – TAOX TATTOO The Queen – Mesh bodies only (Womenstuff Hunt/0L)
The ‘stuff Groups SL are kicking off the new year with a flurry of freebies! If you are thinking ‘stuff Groups who, what, huh? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Most likely you’ll recognize this group more readily by the individual hunts they organize: Menstuff, Womenstuff, Kidstuff, Homestuff, & Posestuff.
I know hunts can be annoyingly frustrating, BUT ‘stuff Hunts are in a class of their own. Why we love ‘stuff Hunts:
- The gifts are great!
- The gifts are free (0L)
- The hunt objects are easy to find.
- The hunt runs from January 1st – January 31st
- The hunt hints make sense! (for those of us having a problem finding the object)
- The participating designers tend to be generous. If the hunt gift is not to your liking there is an excellent chance a more interesting freebie is lurking in the store’s group gift or lucky chair area.
- Womenstuff hint page: Store listing, hints, & landmark page
Our first model Lucy is Team All Spiffed Up’s go to gal for hunts and bustling events. She decided to keep today’s post simple and show off the first three items from the Womenstuff hint page plus a free hair from Radex DesiGn.
Lune~Bleue’s Womenstuff gift is this wonderful black and white winter ensemble. The Frosty outfit comes complete with a coat, tank & skirt, and half-boots & socks. The coat and socks are separates, thus can be mixed and matched freely with other items in your inventory.
Best of all, Lune~Bleue has considerately provided the Frosty outfit sized for both classic and mesh avatars. Which explains why we are blogging the same outfit on three different models today. Lucy is a classic avatar wearing an XS tank & skirt combined with a S coat. She advises wearing the coat one size larger than your tank & skirt size to prevent them from poking through the coat when moving.
Everley wears the TMP basic free mesh body. This body is quite lovely, but does have it’s challenges for those of us not willing to spend lindens. The basic free body lacks an alpha system. So, when we find outfits that support or fit TMP we feel compelled to share them with our readers.
Though Lune~Bleue did not include a mesh specifically for TMP, the HourGlass tank & skirt mesh worked perfectly. Unfortunately, none of the coats concealed the TMP arms.
Everley’s necklace is the Womenstuff gift from Zuri Jewelry. The necklace has a color change menu for the metal, gems, and large heart. Zuri Jewelry’s mainstore also has free gifts for members of MLM, SLF&O, FabFree, Maitrya Gifts Sales & News. Simply wear your tags to add a few lovely new pieces to your virtual jewelry box.
The last model is the ever versatile Iona. Iona wears the Maitreya Lara mesh body. The Frosty outfit fits the mesh bodies supported perfectly.
Here is the boot and sock closeup. Both items are non-rigged for easy adjustment.
Womenstuff Hunt Style Card:
NECKLACE – Zuri Jewelry Twinkle Heart Pendant – (0L)
OUTFIT – Lune~Bleue Frosty – standard & Fitmesh, Maitreya, Slink, HourGlass, (0L)
DECORATOR SIGNS – The ‘stuff Group All Hunt Group gifts – (0L)
Lucy’s + one item:
HAIR – RaDeX DesiGn Allcolor HUD – Cisil rigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)
Happy 2018! It’s a new year filled with fantastic new freebies. So, let’s get down to business.
Today Carla is modeling a matched set from Emerald Couture. This great little number is currently free for the taking. It comes sized to fit Slink & Maitreya along with 5 Fitmesh sizes & an alpha for standard avatars. The stocking/boots are sized for SlinkH, SlinkP, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), and Maitreya. Not only is Emerald Couture’s group free to join, but they also have 4 lucky chairs and Men’s clothing too!
The black chair Carla is posing with is a fun marketplace freebie that can be found in Irrie’s Dollhouse store. The Pose Chair comes with 5 adjustable poses, is copy/mod, and has a LI of 2.
RaDeX DesiGn has put out several new hairstyles on their group gifts wall. Carla is modeling the Juliiet hairstyle. Juliiet comes with a HUD offering several colors. Best of all, the RaDeX DesiGn group is free to join.
The December Necklace is a gift in alba fashion’s marketplace store. This is a fun little necklace that is copy/mod which allows the wearer to put a picture of their choice on the pendant.
Capping off the ensemble is a lovely little faux fur rigged mesh stole. During the photo shoot several members of Team All Spiffed Up felt the outfit needed a little something extra. After a quick session of brainstorming we put together the ASU stole, which can be found at the All Spiffed Up headquarters in-world. Simply drop by and have a little warmth on us. Enjoy!
Here’s a closeup of that fab footwear Emerald Couture.
Carla’s Style Card:
HAIR – RaDeX DesiGn Allcolor HUD – rigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)
STOLE – All Spiffed Up ASU Faux Fur Stole – (0L)
OUTFIT – Emerald Couture Tina Outfit – Fitmesh & mesh body (group gift 0L/0L to join)
NECKLACE – alba fashion – Alba2Rossini December necklace @ SL Marketplace (0L)
CHAIR – irrie’s Dollhouse – Studio Pose Chair @ SL Marketplace (0L)
Happy weekend! Team All Spiffed Up decided to kick off the 2017 holiday season with a whole lot of bling. This outfit can easily take you from a cocktail party directly to your favorite nightclub.
The micro mini dress, sunglasses, ring, heels, phone, and decor items are all free marketplace finds. The necklace, earrings, and bracelet are free gifts from Lazuri’s main and Fashion Island stores.
All of the decor items are copy/mod so recoloring and resizing is always an option. The mirrored frames are actually quite large, to get them into this shot resizing was a must. Keep in mind this particular item cannot be resized simply by grabbing a corner tab and dragging. Resizing requires editing the linked parts.
The wonderful retro clock is both attractive and fully functional. Best of all, the faux fur rug has 9 color choices, one being SKUNK!
Analog Dog styled today’s hair. This glamorous style can be found in the current freeball.
The satin wedges and sunglasses are part of a free outfit in FA Creations marketplace store. These heels are old school, meaning the feet are included in the shoe. Before our mesh body wearing friends turn up their noses at these heels, consider this; they come with an easy to use HUD that allows skin, nails, and main color changes plus resizing. Any avatar, mesh or classic can wear these.
Carla’s Style Card:
HAIR – Analog Dog Samadhi – Light Reds HUD (freeball/0L)
SHAPE – Curves Shapes & Skins Ava Shape – (group gift 0L/0L to join)
EYES – Frozen Night – Rainbow Mesh & System eyes @ SL Marketplace (0L)
LIPSTICK – Izzie Button – 90’s Ombre Lipstick Gift @ SL Marketplace (0L)
NAIL POLISH – Encore – Au Naturale Appliers ONLY @ SL Marketplace (0L)
NECKLACE – Lazuri Main Store – Renata Necklace Sapphire Gift (0L)
EARRINGS – Lazuri Fashion Island – Classic Pearl Set Gift (0L)
RING – [:Bullion:] Gypsy-Set – Opal Ring @ SL Marketplace (0L)
DRESS – VaVaVOOM! Micro Mini – Disco @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SHOES – FA Creations – Patchwork Dress Outfit @ SL Marketplace (0L)
PHONE – ALT Avatar Boutique – Cellphone with Animations @ SL Marketplace (0L)
TABLE – The Simplest Things – 1 Prim Mesh Table copy/mod @ SL Marketplace (0L)
CLOCK – General Dynamic – Nelson Style Sunburst @ SL Marketplace (0L)
RUG – Aisling – Animal Rug 9 Colors @ SL Marketplace (0L)
MIRROR – Wonderful Homes Creations – Leafy Outlook Mirror @ SL Marketplace (0L)
PLANT – The Simplest Things – Potted Plants @ SL Marketplace (0L)
…Let me whisper in your ear.
Or perhaps shout into the metaverse…THE FOLKS AT ALIEN GIZMO ARE GIVING AWAY A 200L GIFT CARD! As always with these gift cards time is of the essence. So, to help you get in on a good thing we’re going to keep today’s post short and sweet.
The Alien Gizmo sim has 3 stores plus an outlet. The gift card works everywhere except in the outlet store. This gift card is by far the easiest gift card you will ever use. Anyone visiting the sim can click the display and receive a folder containing the gift card.
Simply wear the card, and click on an item you are interested in. Ignore the blue popup box, and read the hover text over the gift card. The hover text will say how much the item is, so it is easy to know if you selected an item at or below the 200L limit.
To buy the item using the card click the buy now button on the gift card located under the picture of the item near the right edge of the card. Accept the delivered item, detach the card and away you go.
Leo’s shoes are a free group gift in the men’s store. The Alien Gizmo group is free to join.
Leo’s Gift Card Purchase:
Leo is wearing the Ronon Pants Beige which cost 199L normally, but of course was free today.
Taxi to Alien Gizmo: Alien Gizmo
Leo is also wearing:
SWEATSHIRT – Gabriel Zipup Hoodie – size M (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOES – Alien Gizmo Phoenix Boots – rigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)
EYES – AviGlam Pastel Eyes – meadow mesh & classic (group gift 0L/0L to join)
Iona’s Gift Card Purchase:
Iona is wearing the Taylor Black Dress Cat which costs 179L normally, but of course was free today.
Taxi to Alien Gizmo: Alien Gizmo
Iona is also wearing:
HAIR – LeLutka Nova Hair – Wearable Color Demo HUDs (0L)
EYES – AviGlam September Eyes – large (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOES – KC Couture Stefy Wedges – rigged (Luckyboard/0L)
Mystery, obsession, and rare musical instruments are not just for the movies. They can all be yours in Second Life too!
RaDex DesiGns was the first stop for today’s post. The RaDex group is free to join, and has several nice freebies for its members. The tipped Willow hair is one of this week’s free group offerings.
If those group freebies aren’t enough, have no fear, RaDex also offers a few other gifts packaged for some of our favorite shopping groups. The Almila Jacket dress is a gift for Solaris members. Almila comes in five standard mesh sizes plus an alpha.
Dellybeams Gem Gallery created this lovely jewelry set for The Free Dove.
Back by popular demand are the Kelly Stilettos from Hilly Haalan. These flirty heels made their All Spiffed Up debut last June. They are part of a wonderful boxed gift that is still available in the Hilly Haalan freebie room. You can see the entire outfit here.
As an added bonus we created this environment using marketplace freebies. Enjoy!
Iona’s Style Card:
HAIR – RaDeX DesiGn Willow Hair – tipped (group gift 0L/0L to join)
EYES – The Skin You’re In! Light Me Eyes – Lt Blue Gift @ SL Marketplace (0L)
JEWELRY – Dellybeams – Celtic Gold Pearl Set @ The Free Dove (group gift 0L/0L to join)
DRESS – RaDeX DesiGn Almila Jacket – for Solaris (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOES – Hilly Haalan New Year Gift Box 1 – (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SKYBOX – Venue Metropolitan Skybox @ SL Marketplace (0L)
PIANO – Vlad Blackburn Grand Galaxy Piano @ SL Marketplace (0L)
BUFFET – Jade’s Home&Garden Buffet 1 @ SL Marketplace (0L)
RUG – nodari. ruggies @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SOFA – Snatched Brown Leather Sofa @ SL Marketplace (0L)
WALL ART – 1NP Memories of Paris @ SL Marketplace (0L)
CHAIRS – 1NP Leather Puffs @ SL Marketplace (0L)
VASE – BlunderForge Antique Urn @ SL Marketplace (0L)
HANDSOME COMPANION – MrMikeyUk – SL Singer & Builder (priceless)
**Unfortunately our Red Violin was a hunt gift from many years ago and is unavailable now.
To replace it we found this one:
PIANO – Vlad Blackburn Gothic Practice Violin @ SL Marketplace (0L)
Halloween look #2 – The Geisha.
This is a fun look that doesn’t require a single teleport or a single Linden. Simply click the marketplace links in the style card, buy for 0L, and dress. Most of the items are copy/mod so can have fun putting your unique signature on the ensemble.
The Curious Kitties Shop supplied the Kimono & hair. We did modify the hair a bit. First we made the flexi bits invisible. Then we added the wine streaks to jazz up the design.
Next we removed the peachy hue from the orchids.
To create the Geisha powdered skin tone we added a skin tint tattoo layer. Then we layered eyeshadow, eyeliner, and lipstick tattoos. The overall effect created a lovely Geisha look without having to purchase a new specialty skin.
When recreating this makeup be sure to add the lipstick last.
Here’s a closeup of streaks.
We added that same wine hue to the sandal straps.
Now let’s talk socks. These socks are rigged and full perm. So if you want to work on them you’ll need to rez them on the ground, make your modifications, take them back into inventory and then wear them. Since the sock mesh is high above the ankle, the socks were showing through the kimono whenever our model moved.
To solve that problem we added more alpha to the sock texture hiding the top half of the sock mesh. It worked like a charm. Our texture is available at the All Spiffed Up Headquarters.
Gabby’s Style Card:
HAIR – Curious Kitties Nynotech Type B Kyaen V3 @ SL Marketplace (0L)
KIMONO – Curious Kitties Limited Edition Yukata Set @ SL Marketplace (0L)
MAKEUP – Skinality Sensations Dolly Lipsticks 3 colors @ SL Marketplace (0L)
MAKEUP – Alaskametro 35 makeup tattoo layers @ SL Marketplace (0L)
** We layered 01 dark & 02 dark
MAKEUP – Apparition Skin Tint – 50% @ SL Marketplace (0L)
MAKEUP – Natural Beauty Eyeshadows & Sculpted lashes Set @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SOCKS – Statura Mesh warm socks full perm gift @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SOCK TEXTURE – All Spiffed Up Shorter socks texture copy/mod (0L)
SHOES – Fudoshin Creations Free Geta Shoes @ SL Marketplace (0L)
Halloween is coming… YIKES! Whether you are new to SL or a seasoned pro one thing holds true: You can never have enough costumes in your virtual closet. To help you never get caught in the same outfit twice, team All Spiffed Up is dedicating this weekend to rounding out your spooky wardrobe.
Our first offering is Drac’s Layla Blue Leopard Dress. It comes sized to fit most mesh bodies and includes an alpha layer for classic avatars. Drac is currently running a store wide Halloween hunt. There are 20 free hunt gifts to be found. The hunt objects are relatively easy to find, so you are guaranteed to leave the sim happy and laden down with boxes to open.
Drac is a large store with lots of merchandise. In addition to the hunt items there are several random freebies dotted around the premises. Best of all, Drac’s upper level has a games room where you can chill while challenging your bestie to a round of Greedy Greedy.
The lovely fur is a gift from Indyra found at the current Tres Chic event.
Gemma’s eyes are a wearable demo/gift from Mayfly.
When Gemma came over for the photo shoot we immediately thought of a grown up Pebbles from the Flintstones. So, to round off the outfit team All Spiffed Up meshed up a set of rock jewely exclusively for our readers. We’ve made the set copy/mod so you can resize and recolor to fit your specific needs. The Yabba Dabba Jewelry Set is available at the All Spiffed Up Headquarters.
Topping off today’s look is a fun and versatile hair from Olive. The HUD driven Wendy hair is currently one of the store’s Lucky Board offerings. It comes rigged and non-rigged with HUDs to control hair and scrunchie colors. Thanks Olive, we love it!
Gemma’s Style Card:
HAIR – Olive Wendy – rigged & unrigged w/HUD (Lucky Board/0L)
EYES – Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes – London Fog (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHAPE – All Spiffed Up Gemma Shape (0L)
DRESS – Drac Layla Blue Leopard Dress – Mesh & classic bodies (Store Hunt/0L)
FUR – Indyra Claudette Fur Shrug – Noir @ Tres Chic (0L)
JEWELRY – All Spiffed Up Yabba Dabba Jewelry Set (0L)
So many leaves, so little time! Of course, in Second Life Fall cleanup is snap, which allows us the freedom to shop until we drop. Today we ventured forth into SL and discovered three, new to us, shops with some very nice freebies.
Our first stop was Le’La Design. The shop is huge, filled with goodies, and best of all has lots of group gifts. Our model is wearing the Pin-Up outfit gift for MLM members. This is a wonderful gift that consists of the cropped blouse and jeans. Pin-up is mesh and comes sized to fit most mesh bodies along with 5 standard sizes and an alpha for classic avatars. **NOTE: Pin-up does not fit the TMP Beta Free Body.
The Le’La Design group join fee is a modest 25L, however members of the following free to join shopping groups can wear their tags and also pick up a bunch of freebies:
- Spicy Secrets
If you’re not a member of these groups, no worries you can join while in Le’La Design. Still want more freebies? Le’La also has 10 Lucky Letter Boards. With all of those options you’re bound to find something special.
!! Firelight !! Satelite Store supplied today’s hair. It comes rigged and unrigged with a 12 color HUD. There are currently 4 group gifts, all completely free, and also several Lucky Chairs.
Our shopping trip concluded at Valekoer where we found these great sneakers. These sneakers are a must have! The HUD allows for all kinds of fun customization. You simply select the area of the shoe you want to color then select the color to apply.
These sneakers got even more exciting when we saw the meshes included in the gift box. They come sized to fit Matreya, Slink (male & female), TMP (male & female), and unrigged for everyone else. Free socks with another of one those wonderful HUDS are also available. Thank you Valekoer for the fabulous gifts!
Iona’s Style Card:
HAIR – !! Firelight !! Satelite Store Axisia – rigged & unrigged w/HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)
OUTFIT – Le’La Design Pin-Up outfit – mesh (MLM group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOES – Valekoer Vasiform Group Gift – great color HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)
Deer Park in Autumn is a lovely little slice of the season. It’s quiet with plenty to do. There are several couples activities offered along with refreshments. It’s a wonderful place to simply chill out and enjoy a little Fall color.
… to a deluxe CEO Penthouse in the sky! Thanks to Elements Log Homes you can too. Just pop by their marketplace store and pickup one of their four free skyboxes. This photo shoot was staged in the 84 prim CEO Penthouse.
The CEO Penthouse ambiance is great for a wide range of uses i.e. : evening weddings, cocktail parties, music venues, restaurants, and of course the odd photo shoot.
Today’s blog post marks team All Spiffed Up’s first visit to NYNE. NYNE features hair, clothing, accessories, gatchas, and appliers. Best of all, their group is free to join and has a whopping 19 gifts, 18 of which are hair.
Our model Cassie is wearing the dress that was included it NYNE’s clothing gift box. The shoulder dress is sized for several mesh bodies and also the standard fitmesh. NYNE thoughtfully included the dress alpha for everyone using classic avatars. So, if your looking for a new store to check out, definitely boost NYNE to the top of your weekend shopping list.
The Solar Full Body tattoo is a marketplace find boxed with appliers for mesh bodies along with layers for classic avatars.
A quick trip to LeLutka is guaranteed to put a smile on any hair lovers face. The Oops hair is a free wearable color demo that can be found upstairs in the older hair section. The style is nice, and the colors are wonderful. Oops is perfect for all those casual encounters you’re bound to embark on this weekend.
Cassie’s skin, shape, eyes, and eyelashes can all be found in the Dulce Secrets 2017 Free Dove gift box. This box is simply AWESOME! Whether you’re new to Second Life, or simply need a fresh makeover this gift will fit the bill. Thank you Dulce Secrets for your artistry and generosity.
Fingernails are always a bit of a problem for classic avatars. Before the introduction of mesh avatars several of our models parted with large wads of lindens is search of the perfect manicure.
Thanks to the marketplace store Vika Design our readers don’t have to follow in our linden bleeding footsteps. These flashy nails are not only free, but also copy/mod. Once you file away an original copy for safe keeping you’re free to recolor and re-texture to your hearts content.
Finishing off today’s outfit are Blackburns Angel Heels Colorable. The heels are for classic avatars, and come with a color HUD for the skin, toenails, and leather.
Cassie’s Style Card:
HAIR – LeLutka OOPS Hair wearable demo – color Harvard (0L)
SKIN – Skai Cashmere Bare
SHAPE – Azami Shape
EYES – Dashing Blue
EYELASHES – Mesh Eyelash
** Dulce Secrets – 2017 Free Dove Gift Box @ The Free Dove (group gift 0L/0L to join)
DRESS – NYNE Shoulder Dress – Mesh bodies & classic avatar (group gift 0L/0L to join)
FINGERNAILS – Vika Design Pink frosted black @ SL Marketplace (0L)
TATTOO – Aayla Arashi Solar Full Body Tattoo @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SHOES – Vlad Blackburn Blackburns Angel Heels Colorable @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SKYBOX – Elements Log Homes CEO Penthouse @ SL Marketplace (0L)