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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It’s So Easy

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HAIR |SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Designs Hair.Invincible Hair (FUCTIONAL DEMO) – men's dark brown fade (free)
| OUTFIT |The Free Dove.Suna Design.Kim Outfit – Dress/Heels/Necklace Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/TMP/5 standards(NO alpha) (GG/free)

I love hassle free shopping!  Nothing tickles me more than opening a box packed with a complete outfit.  Yesterday I visited The Free Dove and found the Kim outfit.  Kim comes with a sexy little dress, strappy heels, and a mesh necklace.  If tomato red is one of your colors, then this dress is for you!
Today’s featured hair is the Invincible functional demo from Alli & Ali.  Invincible is actually a rigged mesh man’s hairstyle.  The hairline has a wide widow’s peak that I chose to minimize by wearing a dark hairbase.  From the front Invincible simply looks like a unisex style.  However, when viewed from the back, the gap between a female’s body and the flowing hair is a dead giveaway that it was rigged for men.
That gap is not necessarily a bad thing.  Rigged men’s long hairstyles offer the perfect workaround for females desirous of wearing long hair with bulky coats and hoodies.  I always recommend wearing the bulking item you’d like your hair to flow over, then trying rigged male demos.  This way you’re able to check if the fit will work for you without wasting your Lindens.
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I almost forgot to mention that both the dress, and the heels are sized for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies.  The heels are sized for high feet only.
Enjoy the quick change!

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Must Love Kitties

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BODY |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Altamura.Valentina Gift – mesh body + head & AO/Alpha HUDs (free)
| HAIR |NYNE.Odell – 2 rigged models in regular&boobies + color picker HUD (GG/free)
| EYES |GoodMix Event.StunnerOriginals.Feline eye gift – mesh eyes w/8 color HUD + applier HUDs for Catwa and Omega Systems (GG/free)
| TOP |GoodMix Event.GGVG Fashion.Mesh Lace Top – teal solid/black sheer Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |SL Marketplace.~Soedara~.Nubian Divinity Belly Piercing – silver w/gem color menu (free)
| SKIRT |Kamiri.Kina Miniskirt – w/10 color HUD Altamura/Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/eBODY Curvy/TMP (GG/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove.Marquesse.Jodi Shoes – w/7 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Tonic (GG/free)

Are you a cat fancier?  Why not show the love for your furry friends by wearing these fun kitty eyes from StunnerOriginals.  You can find them, along with this lovely lace blouse and several other free gifts at the GoodMix Event.  GoodMix runs through May 15th so you have plenty of time to teleport over.
FYI:  Today’s look could be the new you!  This entire avatar, from head to toe, is free.  The mesh head/body is none other than the lovely Valentina gift from Altamura to Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.  I even found a skirt at Kamiri that includes a mesh model specifically for the Altamura body.  Of course, the Kina miniskirt is also sized to fit Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, eBODY Curvy, and TMP bodies.
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Here’s a nice closeup of those feline eyes.  They come with an eight color HUD.  Catwa and Omega compatible head wearers can use the included appliers.  Everyone else can wear the mesh eyes controlled by a color change HUD.
This whimsical hairstyle is one of several past group gifts available for members of NYNE’s free group.  Odell comes with a color picker HUD which allows for unlimited color changing.   Two rigged mesh models are included, one for regular and the other for boobies.
Until next time, shop happy!

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Something Blue

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HAIR|Olive Hair.Cutie Hair – fatpack w/streak options (luckyboard/free)
| JEWELRY|AvaWay.Twins Jewelry Set – Earrings/Bracelet/Necklace/Ring (GG/free)
| DRESS |!Soul. Pepper Dress – Maitreya/Slink & Classic Avatars (GG/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove.Sevyn East.Kenya Boot – w/8 color HUD Slink(mid+high) & Classic(mid+high) (GG/free)

…Sparkly, and new.
Here’s a lovely shiny dress perfect for outdoor spring music festivals, walks along the boardwalk, and afternoon tea.  The Pepper mesh dress is sized for Maitreya, Slink, and classic avatars.  This dress, along with a sizable cache of goodies, can be found at !Soul.  The location I’ve landmarked for you is a freebie room, so everything costs 0 Lindens if you’re a  member of the !Soul group.  Did I mention there is no group join fee?
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The surprisingly flirty back gives you a chance to show off all those hours spent in the gym.
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Today’s hair is one of the many free luckyboard  styles available at Olive Hair.  The Cutie style is perfect when you want to show off your back, comes in an awesome fatpack, and is a “must have” item for long hair lovers.  Olive’s luckyboards and midnight mania are free for everyone to play.
Visit AvaWay, join their free group, and walk away with no less than three new pieces of jewelry.   The Twins Set is copy/mod and unrigged, which allows wearers to make extra copies and layer the pieces which is precisely what our model did.
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Though the Kenya boots were featured in my last post, unfortunately they were hidden under the jumpsuit.  These boots are so nice, I thought they needed a chance to shine.  The included eight color HUD allows for lots of customization. The only drawback is that they are sized only for Slink’s hourglass/physique bodies.  However, that doesn’t mean you can’t try them on a body with Slink compatible feet.  Our model is wearing Altamura’s Juliet body,  and as you can see, the model for Slink classic worked quite well.
Happy Shopping!

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Season of Pink

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Suki – Light Blue Pink (functional demo)(free)
| JEWELRY|SL Marketplace.Sweet Thing.Sweetheart Pendant – Gold/Silver copy/mod (free)
| JUMPSUIT |Seniha Originals.Zoe Jumpsuit – Pink Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (luckyboard/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove.Sevyn East.Kenya Boot – w/8 color HUD Slink(mid+high) & Classic(mid+high)  (GG/free)

Warmer longer days demand pink.  Pink socks, pink bikinis, pink hair, and of course the quintessential pink jumpsuit!  Thanks to Seniha Originals, this dreamy pink jumpsuit can be yours without reaching for your virtual wallet.   Seniha spoils their group members with lots of high quality gifts, several luckyboards, and also supports a few shopping groups.  It’s hard to believe this group is free to join.
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The Zoe jumpsuit fits like a glove!
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To finish off today’s look, I paired the outfit with another functional demo from Alli&Ali’s marketplace store, and a copy/mod necklace gift from Sweet Thing.  Though they are hard to see, Sevyn East contributed a fun set of heels via The Free Dove.
Until next time, enjoy the pink.

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Short & Sassy

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HAIR |The Liaison Collaborative Event.Iconic. Araina Hair – fatpack/riggen & nonrigged w/materials options (GG/free)
| MAKEUP |The Liaison Collaborative Event.Izzie's. Eye Blush – 3 color HUD w/ tattoo layers/Genus/Catwa/Lelutka/Omega Appliers (GG/free)
| DRESS |The Liaison Collaborative Event.Valentine E.Valeria Gown Rose Hazel – for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| JEWELRY1 |The Liaison Collaborative Event.Mia.Green Necklace – nonrigged (GG/free)
| JEWELRY2 |The Liaison Collaborative Event.EarthStones.Lava Rock Bracelet – Chrysocolla (GG/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove.Rebel Hope.Libby Heels – for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/TMP (GG/free)

The Liaison Collaborative Event is celebrating its 6th anniversary in the most wonderful way, with lots of talented designers and a large well stocked gift area.  Simply join the free event group to gather the gifts.  Not all of the gifts are located in the designated gift area.  So, be sure to wander the booths to find even more anniversary goodies.
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This wispy, sassy bob is Iconic’s event gift.  Iconic has generously given the full fatpack including materials options and rigged plus re-sizable models.  There are so many interesting color choices you’ll find it hard to decide which to wear.  Thanks Iconic for a terrific gift!
Izzie’s Eye Blush gift is fantastic for all of you makeup wearers out there.  And, in true Izzie fashion, the gift box is packed not only with appliers, but also the system tattoo layers.  This set comes with 3 shades that offer the choice between a darker or lighter application.  Whether you favor a bold statement, or a subtle hint of color you are bound to be pleased with this gift.
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I’ll finish off this post with a great pair of heels from The Free Dove.  Rebel Hope’s Libby heels are surprisingly versatile.  At first glance, you might get the impression they are for formal wear.  But, several of our models have added these lovelies to their inventory, and all have remarked how often they wind up wearing them when no other shoe seams to fit an outfit. So, if you wear Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, or TMP feet then you might want to make a quick run to The Free Dove for these flashy, yet stylish heels.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

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Happy Women's Day

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DRESS|Virtual Diva Couture .Utopy Woman's Day Gown – fitmesh (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |The Free Dove .Lazuri.Valentina Special Edition – texture changer on touch + resize (GG/free)

It’s International Women’s Day and the grid is popping with gifts.  If you’re not sure where to start looking for gifts, I recommend stopping by all your favorite stores.  More likely than not, they’ll have a special gift set out to celebrate.  If you’re on lot’s of store subscriber lists you’ve probably already got a few gifts in your inventory that were sent out.
Virtual Diva’s Women’s Day gift is simply stunning.  This is a fitmesh model, so you might need to use your alpha system a bit.  You’ll need to join their fee free group to take this gown home.  It’s really not a problem, since Virtual Diva also has several lovely past gifts out.
To finish off your ballroom look, head over to The Free Dove to get this beautiful jewelry set.  It’s a lovely older set that changes the metals and gems from an on touch popup menu.
Enjoy your day, and shop happy!

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It's a Bird, It's a …

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HAIR|Lamb .Lovesong – color HUD fatpack (GG/free)
| EYES|Mayfly .Luminous Mesh Eyes – Dark Snow Leopard w/HUD (GG/free)
| BODY |London City .Altamura.Jenny Body (bento rigged) – w/alpha & AO HUDs - head & Slink compatible feet included (free)
| JEWELRY |SL Marketplace .Broken Princess.Square Chunk Set – Necklace/Earrings in silver & gold (free)
| DRESS|Ava Design Shop .Ina Dress – 12 color HUD sized for mesh bodies (GG/free)
| LINGERIE|Kaithleen's .Universal Thong – w/15 color HUD; eBodyCurvy/Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove .DE.Boutique.Jasmine Heels – 8 texture HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

I’m not sure I’d stand there gawking up when shadows like that paint the ground.  Hopefully, it’s nothing more then a couple of Warbugs engaged in a dogfight.  If not, I hope our model knows how to run in heels.
Speculations aside, today’s look could be you.  Everything from our model’s head to her her Slink compatible feet is free!  Assembly is as easy as six teleports, five free group joins, and a few clicks in Second Life’s Marketplace.
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Here’s a closer look at the Square Chunk Jewelry Set from the marketplace.  It comes with earrings and a necklace in two shades.  Each piece includes a resize on touch menu.
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I love the detailing on the Jasmine heels.  These heels are sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza mesh feet.  They are currently available at The Free Dove, and come in eight fantastic floral prints.  You can also view the purple iris variation here.
Happy shopping!

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One Stop Shopping

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OUTFIT |The Free Dove .Emerald Couture.Dolores Outfit Pink Latex – black leather jacket/black boots/pink dress/omega stocking in black & white Slink/Maitreya/Belleza/TMP/Classic  (GG/free)

I love it when I find a complete outfit in a box!   Thanks to Emerald Couture’s generous gift at The Free Dove duplicating today’s look on your avatar can be done in record time.  The Dolores Outfit Latex Pink comes packaged with: pink dress, black leather jacket, black boots, and Omega fishnet stocking appliers.
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Each item is separate for easy mixing and matching with other clothing in your inventory.  The jacket and dress are sized for both classic and mesh avatars.  The boots are sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza bodies.  Of course, classic avatars can easily use an ankle boot alpha already in their inventory to make these boots work.
Mesh body wearers will be especially happy with the included fishnet stocking applier HUDs.  The stockings come in black and white, and work with Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and Omega compatible bodies.
Until next time, shop happy!

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Me & My Yoyo

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EYES|The Gacha Garden .Musa.Amla eyes – Omega applier + system (GG/free)
| MAKEUP |The Gacha Garden .Venge.Dark Heart lipstick – Lelutka applier (GG/free)
| MASK|The Gacha Garden .KHD.Urban Digital Mask – fun for all avatars (GG/free)
| JACKET|Sevyn East .Allie Jacket – w/8 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/TMP/Tonic  (GG/free)
| PANTS |The Gacha Garden .Rapture.Elena – Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES|The Free Dove .DE.Boutique.Jasmine Heels – Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| PROP|The Gacha Garden .SEmotion.modern yoyo – fun for all avatars (GG/free)

Happy Friday!  Just in case yesterday’s post didn’t inspire you to visit The Gacha Gardens, I thought I’d share a few more items to peak your interest.  One of my favorite items I picked up is the modern yoyo from SEmotion’s stall.
Another fun item is KHD’s Urban Digital Mask. It’s the perfect accessory for when you need tunes and protection from airborne pathogens at the same time.
The last few items from the garden featured today are: eyes from Musa, lipstick from Venge, and pants from Rapture.  These five plus yesterday’s outfit are a nice sampling of just a few of the gifts available.
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It’s not easy finding free quality outer wear.  Which is why our entire staff was so pleased to find this gem on a recent visit to Sevyn East.  To keep warm, simply join the free store group and click the winter group gift poster.  Your new down jacket comes with an 8 color HUD that allows for mixing and matching the hood and body colors.
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To finish off today’s look, pop over to The Free Dove and grab DE.Boutique’s shoe gift.  They come with an 8 color HUD featuring great tropical textures in various different tones.  The detailing on these is so fantastic you won’t want to take them off.  Enjoy!

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