Let’s get to the business of plumping up your wardrobe for Valentine’s Day 2019. Today we are taking a second look at COCO Designs & Hilly Haalan’s group gifts. Their groups are free to join, and packed with goodies, so you’re bound to leave happy. Enjoy!
The season of love is upon us! Currently there’s at least one Valentine’s Day hunt already underway, and many more are scheduled to start on February 1st. To celebrate the season, All Spiffed Up is going RED.
I thought it would be fun to visit two of my favorite stores: COCO DESIGNS and Hilly Haalan to see just how many red outfits I could create from their current group gifts. I’m up to 4, and still have lots more combos to make. So, get ready to revel in red. Shop happy!
A few posts ago our model was upset that she couldn’t find a free pair of UGG styled boots. Well, happy day! Not only did we find the boots, but they came as part of a complete outfit. Best of all, each piece is a separate so you can mix and match the desired items with your existing wardrobe.
Prism’s Ari outfit in blue is a nice casual cold weather outfit. It comes in sized for both classic and mesh bodies. Simply join Prism’s free store group to make this comfy cozy outfit your own.
To finish off today’s look pop over to NYNE and pluck the Moony style from the group gift wall. Dressing doesn’t get much easier than this. Until next time, happy speed dressing!
| HAIR1 |Sintiklia .Mesh base babyhair – 4 styles w/fatpack color HUD (free)
| HAIR2 |L’Etre and Doux .Bun hairstyle – w/fatpack color HUD (GG/free)
| EYES|Designer’s Showcase .Dulce Secrets.Crystalline eyes – system/mesh/Catwa&Lelutka appliers (free)
| JEWELRY |Designer’s Showcase .Ghee.Orbital earrings – gold/silver+graphite (free)
| DRESS |Designer’s Showcase .JUMO.Nice gown silver – w/fur mesh bodies (free)
| SHOE |Hilly Haalan .XMAS gift heels – w/30 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (free)
| BODY |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios .Altamura.Valentina body– w/body & AO HUDS (free)
Prepare yourselves for another wild fit of box opening. Designer’s Showcase is celebrating their 8th anniversary round! And, birthday/anniversary rounds mean loads of great free gifts.
I was so blown away by JUMO’s dazzlingly shiny silver gown that I almost missed the sumptuous grey stole tucked into the box. I know, hard to believe but true. The photo shoot was completed, and I was double checking the box for a possible alpha when I noticed a fitmesh + 5 standard sized models with the word fur in their descriptions.
OMG! It’s sooooooo FLUFFY! Did I mention no animals, virtual or otherwise, were harmed in the creation of this stole? The textures on this entire gift are outstanding. Thanks JUMO for such an amazing gift.
The featured earrings and eyes can also be found at Designer’s Showcase. The mesh eyes are a gift from Dulce Secrets. They come in 3 shades and are boxed with system eyes, mesh eyes, and Catwa/Lelutka appliers.
If you wear Maitreya/Slink/Belleza feet be sure to visit Hilly Haalan for today’s heels. The 30 shades packed into their HUD make them a must have item.
FYI – Today’s “look” could be you. Everything in this post from the jewelry to the mesh body, it’s shape, the head, and slink compatible feet are 100% free. Thanks to the generosity of Altamura, transitioning to mesh couldn’t be easier.
| HAIR |Olive .Roz Bubble Goth – streak & “brainz” option HUDs (lucky board/free)
| JEWELRY |All Spiffed Up .January Gift Set – earrings w/ resize menu (free)
| DRESS |Beautiful Hustler .JAN 2019 GG – for Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Legendaire .Moonshine boots – for Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (SLF&O/free)
Who say’s wearing pink is all about kittens and unicorns? Definitely not the designers at Beautiful Hustler! This sexy number is their January 2019 group gift. The dress comes in one color, and only fits mesh bodies (Maitreya/Slink/Belleza).
Beautiful Hustler’s group is free to join, and well worth the effort of rearranging your groups if necessary. A cursory glance shows 3 gifts, however, one of the gifts includes all of the past 2018 group gifts, and another holds the former 2017 gifts. It’s a big haul!
I popped over to Olive to check out their current freebies. It doesn’t look like any new hairstyles have been added to their lucky board wall. That said, Olive is still my favorite hair designer in SL. Their free to play lucky board wall is packed with fast changing wonderful mesh hairstyles. Plus, the daily midnight mania gives great fatpacks.
These lovely strapped heels are Legendaire’s gift for SLF&O members. They come with a 10 color HUD, and are sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza bodies. And that my friends concludes today’s outfit. Happy shopping!
| MAKEUP |Sintiklia .Lipstick applier gift – for Lelutka heads (free)
| OUTFIT |ALB Dream Fashion .New Year’s Gift – for mesh & classics (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |All Spiffed Up .January Gift Set – mesh with resize menu (free)
New Year’s Resolution #1: Release your inner diva!
This fabulous New Year’s gift from ALB Dream Fashion will thrill your inner diva. It comes with a lovely fur coat, satin gown with optional flexi flounce, jewelry (not pictured), and fantastic gem encrusted heels. The coat and gown include alphas for classic avatars w/5 standard sizes, and additional meshes for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza bodies. The heels are for mesh feet only: Slink, Maitreya, Belleza, and Ocacin.
The coat has a lovely quirky little lace and bow kick pleat.
Today’s model is wearing the gown without the included flexi skirts. However if you love to twirl in your silks, there are plenty of black and sparkly gold flexis to make you smile.
Lelutka head wearers will love this ultra glossy set of 6 lipsticks at Sintiklia. The set can be found on the free gift wall, which happens to be next to a great bunch of free play lucky boards.
Be sure to visit the All Spiffed Headquarters to pick up this flashy gold and pearl jewelry set. It’s a special gift from us to our readers, and will only be available through the month of January.
Here’s a closeup of those wonderful heels. Shop happy everyone!
When you want to go big and bold, EscalateD is the hair stylist with the most. They specialize in wildly bright big hair. Plus, EscalateD hosts 10 lucky boards and 3 midnight manias for their group, which happens to be free to join.
Today’s dress is one of many group gifts currently available at Seniha. Simply join the store’s free group to reap the rewards.
Today’s last stop is Mosquito’s Way. Go to the group gift area to make these lovely suede heels your own. This store also hosts several lucky boards for their group members. Join for free, collect past gifts, play the boards, and leave smiling. Enjoy!
| 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 |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.
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.
Here’s a closeup of the skin and hair gifts.
The color HUD packaged with these earrings gives two metal choices and several lovely stone colors.
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!
So many lovely gifts so little time to blog them! This beautiful gown is another Peace On Earth Hunt prize that can be found at PurpleMoon Creations. It comes in two versions: one normal, and one extra shiny with materials enabled. This is a perfect dress for a formal New Year’s Eve party.
The plunging back is definitely a show stopper. Thanks PM for a gorgeous gift!
**Today’s hair is one of the many group gifts available at no.match Hair Store. Though group gifts are free, there is a modest group join fee of 50L. no.match also has hair and goatee gifts for male avatars.**