| HAIR |Sintiklia .Sheba slicked back – w/color + hat HUD (free)
| JACKET |Shop & Hop Event .Blueberry.250L credit – Minnie coat in pixie w/t-shirt HUD (199L/free w/credit)
| HAT |Beautiful Dirty Rich .Holidays Little Diva – color + tint HUD (GG/free)
| PANTS |SL Marketplace .Delizio.classic jeans – classic jeans w/appliers for mesh (free)
| SHOE |The Free Dove .LBB.Kenji boots – resize menu + color HUD (GG/free)
Only 2 days left to Shop & Hop! This gift rich winter shopping event only runs through January 4th, so it’s time to get your shop on.
Our classic model, Gabby, decided pop over to Blueberry and redeem her event store credit. She chose the Minnie coat (shade pixie). Minnie is sized for mesh bodies only, so there is no alpha for classic avatars in the box. Of course, that does not mean classic avatars can’t wear this. It simply means you have to be a bit creative by borrowing alphas you already have in your inventory.
Or, you can do what Gabby did, and simply wear one of the included meshes for a curvier body type such as Venus or Hourglass. Going curvy will usually solve most fit problems. Plus, you have the added joy of going voluptuous without having to purchase the body. **WARNING – wearing curvy mesh clothing on a classic avatar is a virtual Wonder Spanx – the effect ends when the coat comes off (wink, wink).**
Today’s hair is one of several free (no group join required) gifts at Sintiklia. The way the hair flows seamlessly over the mesh hooded jacked is simply great. The Sheba hair is designed to be a hat hair, and comes with the option of making the included hat invisible so that you can wear any hat of your choosing.
Gabby decided to wear the hat from B.D.R.’s Little Diva outfit originally modeled here. Little Diva’s HUD includes a tint picker for creating infinite color choices. Gabby had no problem tinting the hat to match the shade of her coat.
I wanted to have our model pair this outfit with a nice pair of UGG styled winter boots. Unfortunately, none of our team was able to track down a current freebie. Cabal, yesterday’s model, overheard our dilemma and proceeded to bust up laughing. He just kept looking down at his boots and roaring. And, that’s when the light bulb exploded. Ladies, the Kenji boots may be in the men’s section of The Free Dove, but that doesn’t mean we can’t wear them too! Shop happy peeps!
| HAIR |Shop & Hop Event .bonbon.bonad – resizable fatpack w/bow HUD (free)
| EYES |Shop & Hop Event .Cubic Cherry.Nemune mesh eyes – 8 colors+appliers (free)
| JEWELRY1 |Shop & Hop Event .Vibing&Nova.Keira rings – bento (free)
| JEWELRY2 |Shop & Hop Event .NamiiChu.twinkle earrings – gold/silver (free)
| TOP |Hilly Haalan .Rina sweater – black&gray 5 standard + alpha + fitmesh (GG/free)
| PANTS |Shop & Hop Event .Blueberry.250L credit – Jolene jeans flare for flat&high feet plus skinny jean mesh w/tie color HUD (250L/free w/credit)
| SHOE |Shop & Hop Event .Mangula.Nina heels – fatpack color HUD/mesh feet (free)
** This body is almost free. It is Altamura’s 2018 holiday gift body for the TeleportHub group. Joining the TeleportHub group costs 10L, and entitles members to loads of free gifts year round..**
| BODY |Altamura .Clodet – mesh body w/AO & alpha HUDs (TeleportHub GG/10L group join fee)
With over a hundred free gifts just waiting to be snatched up it’s no wonder I’m still shopping & hopping! The Shop & Hop event definitely requires more than one visit to gather all the fantastic gifts offered.
To add this tastefully sequined gray sweater to your wardrobe you’ll have to pry yourself away from Shop & Hop, and teleport to Hilly Haalan. Join the store’s free group, then saunter over to the gift room to pick up this beauty. It comes in black and gray, and can be worn by both classic and mesh avatars. It adds just enough sparkle to keep the festive flow of the holidays twinkling though to the New Year.
This lovely lady is my favorite Altamura gift body to date. Clodet’s mostly oval jawline coupled with ultra glamorous eyelashes and the subtlest icy pink lips are simply stunning! If you favor a light sallow skin color, Clodet is more than worth the 10 Linden group join fee for the TeleportHub.
Cubic Cherry’s Nemune mesh eyes look great on Clodet. Nemune eyes come in 8 shades plus they have additional shadows and Omega applier HUDs.
Fans of pigtail hairstyles will love this fatpack from bonbon. The style comes with an additional candy bow HUD (not pictured) that allows the wearer to show or hide the ribbons. Until next time, shop happy!
| HAIR |NYNE .Cicil – rigged w/color picker HUD (GG/free)
| OUTFIT |Shop & Hop Event .Blueberry.250L credit – Laura outfit in sky (250L/free w/credit)
| SHOE |SL Marketplace .Duh!.engineer boots – wearable demo Tan (free)
** This body was completely free earlier this year during the WOH hunt. It is now free for members of the Altamura group. For the 2018 holiday season Altamura has reduced their group join fee to 25 Lindens.**
| BODY |Amestate .Altamura.Emanuelle – mesh body w/AO & alpha HUDs (GG/25L temporary group join fee)
| MAKEUP |Amestate .Altamura.Emanuelle lipstick – 4 colors (GG/25L temporary group join fee)
I have three little words to inspire you to get over to the Shop & Hop Event before it ends: Blueberry store credit! That’s 250 Lindens worth of a store credit to be exact. It’s the perfect amount to add an item in your favorite Blueberry color to your wardrobe.
This is Blueberry’s Laura outfit that comes boxed as two separates. Separates are especially nice to have when dressing non Belleza/Maitreya/&Slink bodies. Today’s model is wearing Emanuelle, a past WOH gift body from Altamura. While dressing she found the dress sized for Maitreya fit the lower body best. However, the cropped sweater sized for Slink fit her chest and shoulders best. So, don’t be afraid to mix and match mesh clothing to get the best look on bodies not supported by your favorite designers.
Zip over to NYNE to pickup this fun winter hairdo. Simply join their free group to get the Cicil hair. It comes with a nice color picker HUD, allowing for virtually unlimited colors. Also, if you wander to the back of the store you’ll find several shelves of past gifts.
Finish off this look with a wearable demo from Duh! found in the marketplace. The boots can be resized, and positioned to achieve a perfect fit. Happy shopping everyone!
| HAIR |Shop & Hop Event .Vanity Hair.Monaco – resizable w/4 color HUD (free)
| EYES |SL Marketplace .NSS.Vermeer mesh eyes – wearable demo Amethyst (free)
| JEWELRY1 |Shop & Hop Event .Elle Boutique.snowgirl necklace – w/HUD (free)
| JEWELRY2 |Shop & Hop Event .Azoury.Sagesse set – earrings & hat (free)
| ONESIE |Shop & Hop Event .Bakaboo.Fantasy jumpsuit – mesh & classic (free)
| SHOE |Shop & Hop Event .Momento.chunky sandals – 2 colors (free)
| HEAD |Altamura .12 Days of XMAS – Leila head Omega compatible (GG/25L to join)
With so many wonderful free events going on across the grid it’s easy to miss out on a load of excellent goodies. I’ve been so focused on checking out advent calendars I almost missed a giant winter shopping event organized by the Lindens.
The Shop & Hop Event has 100 stores spread out over 5 sims:
- Shop & Hop Winter Shopping Event – Tinseled Sim
- Shop & Hop Winter Shopping Event – Gilded Sim
- Shop & Hop Winter Shopping Event – Golden Sim
- Shop & Hop Winter Shopping Event – Halcyon Sim
- Shop & Hop Winter Shopping Event – Aurelian Sim
And, as you may have guessed, each store has set out one completely free (no group join required) gift. Shop & Hop runs through January 4, 2019. So, gather your shopping bags together and shop happy!
Here’s a closeup of a few of the Shop & Hop jewelry gifts and the gift from Vanity Hair.
Though it will cost you 25 Lindens to join the group, this is Altamura’s Leila (12 Days of Chrismas) group gift. She is quite lovely as is (pictured above), however she’s also Omega compatible. A quick visit to Omega Solutions to purchase the Omega Applier HUD for 99 Lindens will leave you with lovely bento rigged mesh head that only cost 124 Lindens total.
Leila, does not come with a HUD controller, but it’s not necessary. Altamura supplies an easy to follow notecard with links for free eyes and free applier clearing HUDs that make changing skins a snap.
Above is a picture of Leila wearing applier skins from 7 Deadly Skins. I was a bit skeptical when I realized Leila didn’t come with a HUD interface of her own. But, after working with her for literally no more than 10 minutes, I realized a HUD simply isn’t necessary. And, in some ways it’s a lot easier adding your makeup without using a cumbersome HUD.
Let’s finish off with a closeup of Momento’s Shop & Hop shoe gift. Happy Christmas Eve everyone. Enjoy!