The Red Violin

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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.

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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.

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Dellybeams Gem Gallery created this lovely jewelry set for The Free Dove.

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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.

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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)

Environment:

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)

Moving On Up

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… 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.

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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.

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The Solar Full Body tattoo is a marketplace find boxed with appliers for mesh bodies along with layers for classic avatars.

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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.

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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.

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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 Secrets2017 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)

What’s Up Pussycat?

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Meow!  No your eyes are not deceiving you, we’ve found yet another “hipster cat” outfit for you at FLG & No Cabide.  The backless t-shirt and skirt come boxed together.  They come sized to fit most of the major mesh bodies.  Unfortunately, standard mesh sizes are not included.

Of course, thanks to The Mesh Project the omission of standard mesh sizes and their corresponding alphas is never a problem.  A quick teleport to The Shops will remedy that problem ASAP.  The TMP beta free female body is always just a few clicks away.

Naturally, a system body wearer can always cobble together a few alphas and pull off this ensemble fairly well.  However the backless design of the t-shirt made doing that  quite a challenge.  In the end, it was easier for our model Gabby to simply change over to the TMP body.

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Today’s flowing hairstyle is a Lucky Board find from Olive Hair.  It comes with a wonderful HUD loaded with terrific colors and a streak option.  If you are a hair enthusiast a visit to Olive is definitely in order!

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All of Gabby’s jewelry is available for free in the Do Lubitsch Jewels marketplace store.  Do Lubitsch Jewelry is transferable, which is great for in-world gift giving!

Gabby’s sandals are still available at The Free Dove.  We’ve blogged them previously so you can see the closeup pictures in the Two for the Road post.

Gabby’s Style Card:

HAIR – .Olive. Hair Stephanie Naturals – rigged w/HUD (Lucky Board/0L)

MESH BODY – The Mesh Project (BETA) Free Body(f)  @ The Shops! (0L)

OUTFIT – FLG & No Cabide and Wombaby Naira Set – 15 model HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)

NECKLACE – Do Lubitsch Jewels Pearl Pendant on Chain @ SL Marketplace (0L)

PIERCING – Do Lubitsch Jewels Nose Diamonds @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHOES – Loordes of London Medallion Signature Sandal @ The Free Dove (0L)

Location:

7th Heaven home to the All Spiffed Up Headquarters and [MMc] Mr M’s Creations.  Feel free to drop by our store and relax for a spell.  If you’re feeling adventurous use our bicycle rezzer to tour around Zurich City.

Skin Envy

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Oh, have we got exciting news for you… 7 Deadly s{K}ins has set their group join fee to 0L!  That’s right my skin loving readers it’s time to abandon your lone wolf ways and become a joiner.

Today our model Carla is wearing the Haily skin in walnut.  She picked up the skin from one of 7 Deadly s{K}ins mini-mania boards.  If you are skin addicted this group is a must join.

Members have access not only to the daily mania boards and monthly group gifts, but also to many special group only freebie events.  Just last August they hosted a harvest advent calendar with 31 gifts.   The Apple Harvest Event was fabulous and the gifts were simply awesome!

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Carla’s dress is a nice little group gift from Alien Gizmo.  The mesh dress comes in three colors with standard sizes and several mesh body variations.

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The necklace and eyes are marketplace freebies.

You can pick up the hair along with a Carla’s shape at Curves Shapes and Skins.

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The Ribbon of Hope heels are currently available at The Free Dove.  A non-rigged modifiable version of the heels is included in the box.  Carla added a hit of blue to tweak the color to her satisfaction.

Carla’s Style Card:

HAIR – Curves Shapes & Skins Pukki Purple Dream – rigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHAPE – Curves Shapes & Skins Ava Shape – (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SKIN – 7 Deadly s{K}ins Haily – walnut (group mini-mania 0L/0L to join)
** Group join fee is free for the weekend **

DRESS – Alien Gizmo May 2016 Gift – standard & mesh body (group gift 0L/0L to join)

EYES – ~Soedara~  – Doll Eyes brown @ SL Marketplace (0L)

NECKLACE – Robbie Roo’s Whatchamagoos – Flower Power in Mega Pack @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHOES – Emerald Couture Ribbon of Hope purple @ The Free Dove (group gift 0L/0L to join)

Summer, Not Fade Away!

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When standing on a tropical island contemplating you’re next snorkeling adventure it is hard, oh so very hard, to accept that Summer 2017 has come to an end.  Luckily for us virtual world enthusiasts everyday can be summer if we so desire.

We tasked Wolfgang to go forth and find some new male freebies.  So he teleported off to a store he saw in a 2012 blog.  Of course he materialized in the middle of water.  The shop closed it’s doors long ago.

Being an adventurous guy, Wolf simply swam to shore and explored the sim.  Lucky for us, he found Cold Ash.  Which just so happens to be a store filled with quality mesh clothing and free group gifts.

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The California t-shirt comes sized to fit mesh and classic bodies.  The shorts are sized only for mesh bodies.  Wolfgang wears a classic system body, and had to enlist the aid of team All Spiffed Up to get the shorts to work without altering his shape.

It took a little brain storming and two lower body alphas to get Wolf beach ready.  Since the anchor shorts didn’t come with a classic body alpha we’ve packaged up the alphas for our readers.  You can find them at the All Spiffed Up headquarters under the Summer, Not Fade Away! photo.

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The leather and gold bracelets are also courtesy of Cold Ash.

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Wolf’s nice Converse style sneakers can be found at The Free Dove on the men’s tables.

Wolfgang’s Style Card:

SHAPE – Shapes by Mim Angelo Shape  @ The Free Dove (0L)

SHIRT – Cold Ash  Montana Tee – mesh bodies & classic (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHORTS – Cold Ash Chino Shorts – for mesh bodies (group gift 0L/0L to join)
**Drop by All Spiffed Up to get the alphas  that allow a classic avatar to wear the Belleza Jake sized mesh.        

BRACELET – Cold Ash Leather Bracelet – copy/mod (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Shoe-ddict! Stars Male Camel  @ The Free Dove (0L)

 

LOCATION – Tiki Tattoo – We love Tiki Tattoo! The sim is gorgeous.  It’s the perfect setting for a nice photo op, cool tropical structures, or simply SL inspiration.

I Want Candy

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Craving sweets?  No problem, the marketplace is full of all kinds of free tasty treasures.  Ring pops, lollipops, muffins, cookies, if you can think of it you can probably find at least one freebie.

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Of course, you’ll need an outfit to pair with your sweets.  You wouldn’t want to be banned from your favorite sim for showing up wearing only a lolly.  Luckily FLG & No Cabide have loads of free outfits to pick from.

Our model Lucy is wearing the FLG Rock Girl dress.  The color change HUD offers a very nice variety of color changes perfect for the “back to school” crowd.

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Lucy found a fun selection of accessories in the marketplace.

Unfortunately, the marketplace store, Candy Crunchers,  that actually inspired this post updated their offerings two days ago removing their fabulous whimsical freebies.  When I went to verify the freebie links I got nothing.  I even tried to visit the in-world store and  got nothing but air…literally.  I’m sorry to say the cute plushie, choker, and kitty ribbon bracelets are no longer available.

The moral of today’s post:  WHEN YOU SEE A GREAT FREEBIE SNAP IT UP ASAP!!!!

Don’t put it in your basket and wait to checkout on a later day.   Many stores giving 0L items tend to give the freebie in one color per marketplace listing.  Don’t simply buy the color you intend to wear.  If you like something and it’s free grab it right away in every color.

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Lucy started and finished today’s ensemble with items from The Free DoveSentinus Hair and Marquesse supplied the hair and boots.

Lucy’s Style Card:

HAIR – Sentinus Hair Christian Hair – Color Hud w/bow @ The Free Dove (0L)

SKIN – You Got the Look Daria Light Skin – Black Eyebrows @ The Free Dove (0L)

MAKEUP – You Got the Look Daria Avatar– Evening Eyes @ The Free Dove (0L)

MAKEUP – You Got the Look Daria Avatar– Smiles Lip Color @ The Free Dove (0L)

MAKEUP – :*BABY*:  Starry Night Blush @ Baby Princess Kids – SL Marketplace (0L)

SHAPE – You Got the Look Daria Avatar– Daria Shape @ The Free Dove (0L)

TATTOO – ::Para Designs::  Sleeping Ponies Freebie @ ::Para Designs:: – SL Marketplace (0L)

TATTOO – !!:: Wicked Tattoos ::ii  Pride Tattoo Freebie @ SL Marketplace (0L)

DRESS – FLG & No Cabide and Wombaby Rock Girl Dress – Color HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)

EARRINGS – Dear Deer Donut Earrings – Pastel @ SL Marketplace (0L)

BRACELET – Giza’s Store Diamond Bracelet Cuff @ SL Marketplace (0L)

RING – Arduenn Schwartzman Free Full-Perm Ring Pop @ SL Marketplace (0L)

RING – Do Lubitsch  Ring Love @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHOES – Marquesse Princess UGGs  @ The Free Dove (0L)

CANDY – A.B.R. Shape Forge – Rainbow Swirl Lollypop @ SL Marketplace (0L)

 

LOCATION – Sugarbaby’s Sweet Shop – This is a cute candy shop great for photo shoots.  Though this is not a freebie location, the store has many nicely textured items for reasonable prices.

“Lucy in the Sky”

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It’s official, the first weekend of Fall arrived. ‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice lattes, fall color, and gourds galore.  I had envisioned a blustery scene featuring an auburn haired avi clad in a boyfriend sweater walking her faithful greyhound in Central Park.

…and then I opened the Ricielli Cosmopolitan Room Birthday Gift!  Whoosh, out went all thoughts of Autumn and in rushed Spring.  Pink always has that effect on me, so it’s no wonder that Ricielli’s sleek pink mini dress hijacked today’s post. Of course a dress alone does not a post make.

Last week I picked up the Daria Avatar from The Free Dove, plucked two makeup layers out of the box, and promptly forgot about all the other goodies included.  Today I thought, let’s see what got skipped.  Lucy, featured in this post, is essentially the Daria Avatar.

This is a fantastic freebie generously donated by You Got the Look by Darla.  The package includes two skin variations, a shape, 8 makeup applications, eyelashes, and Maitreya skin appliers.  Need I say more?  Hit the teleports!

Before I post the style card, I’d like to draw your attention to Lucy’s furry friend Cosmo the Magical Hamster.  He is a copy/mod free shoulder pet I found on marketplace.  I originally intended to enlarge him and use him in the photo shoot.  Poor Cosmo’s scenes got cut, but his horns grabbed my attention.  I was able to detach them from him, and resize them for Lucy.  Voila!  Instant cool horns.  Thanks Cosmo for the inspiration.

Lucy’s Style Card:

HAIR – LeLutka OOPS color demo – Powder *5 color sets worth a pickup* (0L)

SKIN – You Got the Look Daria Light Skin – Black Eyebrows @ The Free Dove (0L)

MAKEUP – You Got the Look Daria Avatar– Evening Eyes @ Free Dove (0L)

MAKEUP – You Got the Look Daria Avatar– Smiles Lip Color @ Free Dove (0L)

MAKEUP – :*BABY*:  Starry Night Blush @ Baby Princess Kids – SL Marketplace (0L)

SHAPE – You Got the Look Daria Avatar– Daria Shape @ The Free Dove (0L)

EYES – Poetic Colors Summer Sky Eyes – Beach Night – large medium (0L)

TATTOO – ::Para Designs::  Sleeping Ponies Freebie @ ::Para Designs:: – SL Marketplace (0L)

TATTOO – !!:: Wicked Tattoos ::ii  Pride Tattoo Freebie @ SL Marketplace (0L)

DRESS – Ricielli Audra Dress Gift @The Cosmopolitan Room (0L)

HORNS – Vlad Blackburn Cosmo the Magical Hamster @ SL Marketplace (0L)

RING – Arduenn Schwartzman Free Full-Perm Ring Pop @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHOES – Vlad Blackburn Strapped Colorable Stiletto w/feet @ SL Marketplace (0L)

Props

CHAIR – HPMD Bubble Chair – Lucky Chair Gift 6 styles & poses @ HPMD (0L)