Saturday, September 29, 2007

Your Martini Mr. Hefner?

I really want to than The Fabulously Free in SL
bog for this great tip. If you go to Szentasha Fashions
and you are under 60 days old, you can pick out a free costume. Just click on it to buy and it will ask you if you want it as your free one. I couldn't resist this colorable bunny costume.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Who says you have to be fifty to go platinum and wear a red hat?

Bewitched is one of the most generous hair designs in Second Life. Everything here is either from the hair drop or a free gift for the hair update group.

Mixing and matching me some RealSkin

With the release of RealSkins freebie skins, I thought it would be fun to mix and match the free shapes with the free skins and see what the results would be. The top row is the result of mixing up the Asian shape with the African American, Asian and White Skins.

Next up would be the African American Shape with the Asian, White and African American Skins.

Next up is the Causasian shape with the three skins.

Last and sort of least, I used my own shape with the three skins. I think the African American skins works well with all three. The white skin is fairly hideous on all of them and there are mixed results with the Asian skin.

PS. I tried an experiment today where I bought some prim lashes and tried to size them to Atticus since every cute guy I've ever met has long lashes. As is he looked like a drag queen. Has anyone had anyone has success with this? Is there a mens hair or skin designer that makes lashes for men? If not does anyone have a trick? Thanks, Sherpa

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sumptuous Skins

I have a couple of free skins to show you today. These first two are free for newbies under a month old. They are from Sin Skins. They come in five different colors with a choice of freckles or no freckles. You can also change the eyebrow color from default black. (I changed them to red, but with this hair I probably could have warn black also) and as an added bonus, there is color changable naughty bits hair. Nice. The whole range is beautiful and natural.

The Minnu Model skins update group received this gorgeous gift skin. So often, skins that come with red lipstick are too hootchy for me. But this skin is lovely and fresh.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Groups are Grrrrrrrreeeaaatt!!!

I'm a bit of a late comer when it comes to joining groups. Now I'm an addict! Here are some great gifts I recieved this week. The most amazing gift was []::Tuli:[] I recieved new skins in four different shades with a choice of brown or black eyebrows. Bryanna is wearing the Medium with brown brows and Sherpa is wearing the light with brown brows. It is sooo difficult to find beautiful free skins and these are exceptional. Since Bryanna has such big hoo ha's you can see the lovely shading in the cleavage too. She's usually way more of a tart that it's like seeing Pam Anderson without makeup. It's like, "wow, you're kind of pretty".

Bryanna's hair is bedded attitude by ETD, it can be found in the discount section. I paid L$10 for a pack of all different colors, but I think it may be L$5 now. The dress is the first dress I bought that wasn't free. It's also from ETD but my short term memory is shot so I can't remember what it cost.

The little cute little orange tops in yellow is from the vitamin C update group. There are other colors and matching pants. The pretty dress is a free gift from the Icings update group.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Dutch Touch

Dutch Touch is a great store for edgy urban clothes. The striped shirt was a freebie for update group members. it comes in lots of colors and both a shirt and jacket layer. Notice the awesome skull on the back of the shirt.

The tank top is a freebie that can be found in the store itself and comes in other colors.

Introducing some cohorts

Hello Friends. You may have noticed that freebie blogs are popping up all over the place. I think it is great. Competition and cooperation hand in hand inspire ingenuity and quality. However, I can't stand redundency and dont' want to keep blogging the same things as everyone else.

I will continue to look for new and exciting free and dollarbee items because I still believe that the easier and more satisfying a new person finds SecondLife, the more likely they will be to stick around. For my own satisfaction and to keep me from going crazy with boredom, I have decided to add a few more elements to my blog. With the help of my friends, (who in the name of honesty are my alts, I am now officially insane) here are some of the things I will be trying.

Esmeralda: She is a beautiful fuller size woman. I will be on the prowl for items that look particularly good on her. Diversity, diversity, diversity. She is the most like me in real life and I want to honor that.

Bryanna: Bryanna will be looking out for bargains that aren't necessarilly free, but which are good deals for what they are. Quality skins for less than a thousand dollars say, or buy one get one free and the like.

Atticus: Hot stud man. I'm in love with him. Since he imbues my idea of male perfection with my own personality he has pretty much ruined things for real life men. I will add a picture when I get a good one.

A word about my using Alts. Although I will probably be writing in first person as these people, I intend to be honest and upfront about it. For one thing, if someone doesn't realize that it is all me and I end up with four different ballots for something, I will only vote once. It will be more fun for me if I can use different 'voices' so I will try to do that, but that may or may not work. Please feel free to comment on this I am interested in what you think.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Love, Aly

I think this is my favorite picture I've ever had taken of me. Looking fabulous while dumpster diving. Delicious.
Here I am outside of Love,Aly where she has lots of lovely freebies, as long as you are willing to get a little dirty. On the upside you can always enjoy and ice cream cone afterwars.
Our little lesson for today is if you see a trash can or a dumpster outside a store go harvesting. You never know what you might find. You can do it over and over again and get a different prize each time. The thermal top I'm wearing comes with a default of grey, but you can modify it in appearance and make it any color you want. I made it green because of that whole redhead looking good in green thing.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Jewelry Expo Sepember 15-22 2007

This is just a small example of some of the freebies I picked up at the Jewelry Expo It is only going on until September 22nd so hurry over.

I wish I could tell you all the individual stores that I got thes freebies from, but the truth of the matter is that I walked around in such a state of blind, materialistic lust that I can't keep track. Well, half the fun is finding the thing for yourself. (cough *rationalisation* cough) . It is such a huge place that my recommendation is to start on the outside wall and just walk around in one direction going to each store. Then hit the middle. That way you won't miss anything.
A word about jewelry and accessories. They don't always fit on first try. Everyone's avatar is a different size, so just like trying on bikini's in real life, sometimes they look like hell at first try. Unlike real life, you have a couple of options. You can change the size of your avatar in appearance and save different sizes. (some people have many different shapes and label them by designer; ETD shape, Last Call shape, etc.) or you can edit the item itself. Make sure you make a copy first. If you take a look at the tutorial "Hair 101" in the sidebar, it shows you how to edit hair prims. The concepts are pretty much the same for jewelry and other accessories.
I paid a visit to the 12Avatars site to try to vote. The lag was sooo bad, I couldn't even walk around, not to mention see anyone to vote for. Then, somehow, I ended up voting for someone. I have no idea who, but they must be fabulous.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Alady Island

Just look at these photos, what a difference. I went to Alady Island. In the ladies only dressing room, there are a whole slew of freebies. For me, the most important where my prim eyelashes, new eyes and facelight. Compare this photo to some old posts and see what a difference these things can make. I think I'm a little in love with myself right now. Alady Island not only has freebies, but they also have a women only dressing room. There are lot's of clothes and animations also, none of which I had time to try on because of a lag problem.