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Sunday, November 18, 2012

60L$ Weekends and Gifts from BMe...

Today I have a variety of items for you to check out.  At the end, you'll find some free stuff from BMe.  I'll begin with the purchases, though.  If you're familiar at all with bargain hunting in SL, you've probably heard of 60L$ weekends.  Creators across the grid put out several items that they have marked down to 60L$ for Friday through Sunday ONLY.  I have found a lot of great deals this way, on everything from outfits, hair, and other avatar items... to creator tools, full perm texture sets, and more.  This weekend, the furnishings caught my eye.

With Thanksgiving coming up for those of us in the USA, the grid is abuzz with turkey talk.  Lots of places have special meal and table items out.  Having owned a medieval sim in the past, where castle dining was something we had to consider, this particular set really caught my attention.  M'Lady Royal Dining Table by Angelic Design is only one of several dining sets that are out for the weekend.  This comes in a rez-box, and you can click the table to temporarily rez everything from apertifs to the full feast, and dessert.  It seats up to 16 people!  If you click on the chair, you can cycle through several different animations, and clicking on the plate will give you some very pretty flatware so you can enjoy your meal.  I only wish I had found this sooner!

Chilled champagne, warm candlelight glow... if only I had friends to enjoy this with me...

Fantastic detail on all of the food.  Makes me hungry just looking at it!

Well, so much for waiting!  Down the hatch!

Looking for something a little more mad?  The Alice Tea Party Table, also from Angelic Designs, offers just that!  With a variety of cakes, fruits, teas, and other concoctions, your friends of all sorts (even petites!) will enjoy the fun.

There is a wide variety of seating options with this set.  Lots of goodies temp-rezzed to reduce prims.  It does require a constant update, though, with the temp-rezzer.  The only down-side to this set that I found was the yellow glow.  It made finding the right lighting for pictures a challenge.  Great ambient effect... washed out details on avs.

How can you possibly have a Tea Party without the teapot, teacup, cupcakes and checkerboard?  Why you cannot, of course!  It would be simply mad!
The salt and pepper collection from Wayward Muse piqued my interest this weekend as well.  This black and white chair set offers multiple poses in each seat, for singles or couples.  60L$ for two chairs.

Yep, it's good to relax.  The two-toned curvy shelf with accessories was also 60L$.  The detail on the retro radio, frames, and of course the shelving itself, is very realistic.  There was also a table set to match, but I had to show -some- restraint.

This is probably my favorite pose in the single menu for these chairs.  Comfy, comfy.
Okay, so I am all about free.... Blue Moon Enterprises not only makes high quality items for medieval, Victorian, and other eras, but they also have goodies!  Here I am wearing the gift called Miss Autumn Vintage in Peacock.  Mesh and flexi-prim parts in beautiful detail create this outfit that can be used for RP in several different settings.  It even includes the boots!  Each week, she is releasing a new color set, so make sure to keep checking back in!  Oh, and slap the MM board while you're there.  Low targets for high quality!  Unbelievably realistic details.

BMe is not only well known for the quality apparel, but also for the amazing mesh builds.  Here, I'm popping a pose in the fantastic group gift, in front of one of the high-quality cottages.  Robert and Solas always amaze me with the loving effort they put in to each design.  Reasonable prices, too!  It's a win all around!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Black Event is on! 10L$ goodies found at the Wash!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Black Event, it's a lot like the Cart Sale at the Wash.  You get a LOT of quality vendors together, setting up their liths (like monoliths, but here they're more like crystals) with all of their items 10L$ or less!  We're talking skins, furniture, clothing, shoes, accessories, hair, EVERYTHING for 10L$ or less!  Of course, I could easily go completely broke at an event like this.  I managed to practice some pretty decent self-restraint.  I am -fairly- proud of myself.  Let's have a look at some of the goodies that I, and my dear friend Eldinar, found at the event...
Yes, it's a distance shot.  There is a point.  I grabbed this semi-furnished Vintage Skybox from BagLady Design, along with the Ladder Shelves (which I happen to want badly in RL) from *COZI* and the Shades of Grey mesh daybed from Piddler's Perch.  I thought... why not take a picture with all of these combined?  So, voila.  Here, you can see the artistic thought put into the skybox design with the tile and wallpaper choices.  There is even a slight glimpse of the built-in furnishings on the right hand side of the image, and the shelves on the left.  Skylights keep it from being too dark and gloomy within.

Here I am, sitting on my daybed (one of many included poses, by the way) in the Esmeralda skin in Pale from [essencial] skins.  The mesh cardigan, bra, panties, and monochrome suspender socks are all from dirty.little.secret.  These came together in a set for 10L$.  The Natsuki pitch black hair and hairbase are from Adoness

Another view of the skybox; this time, with my Serenity Sofa in Blackest Brocade from Snow Bound.  The tables in the background are part of the box.  I'm in the dirty.little.secret mesh Boyfriend Shirt in black pinstripe and Eld is in an outfit from Lash Ware.  {LW} had the black Camo Cargo Pants out separately from the black Bullet Denim Shirt.

Here, a little bit of punk and a little bit of grunge (if you can tell the difference).  Black Knit Fingerless (mesh) gloves from Ear Candy, *bf* Grungies (mesh) boots in black, B&T low rise capri leggings, and B&T mesh tank top in black sequin.  That's a whole lotta mesh.  It pays to be able to right-click and add those alphas and items. 
Same pants, same gloves... this time with a black mesh Shrug Jacket from LOoLOo and the Maloney & Hudson FREE Sequin Halter top.

A little more fancy this time... we have the Amour Fashion Destiny Dress, and Eld is wearing the SD Wears "Studly Dress Shirt" and M&H Black Trousers.

You can't see it in this shot, but I've got on a great Black Rain necklace from Bliensen + MaiTai along with this B&T mesh Top Dress in grey snake.  Eld is making this Hell Bop Dixon shirt and tie look good!

I mentioned there were skins, didn't I?  Here is a skin and shape made just for the occasion from Aeva//HeartSick.  It's called Myth in Onyx, and comes with the shape, physics, tooth layer, brows and hairbases.  There is a matching set for the gents, too!  The hair with the orange streak is a Halloween gift from Amacci called Nami.  Signature- Nasaya Mesh Dress is from Amour.  Eld is wearing the Basic Mesh Jeans from B&T, and the Lash Ware Logo Tee and their Graffiti Sneaks.

I am loving this Gothic Scrollwork Bench from Piddler's Perch.  It comes with singles poses, couple poses, and I happen to be a huge fan of the design as well.  This couple pose is adorable!  Eld is sitting in his Hell Bop "Zach" high waist pants with suspenders and I am swooning in my B!asta Whitney Boots in black.  The Black Metal shorts outfit is a FREE gift from B!asta, and what drew my attention to the event in the first place!

I mentioned I love this bench and this pose, right?  I changed the lighting a little bit, and thought I'd take another shot so that you could possibly see the detail of the clothing a little better.  Oh, and Eld's chest... rawr.

Another great pose in the bench... which has touch-menu adjusting to make lining up the kisses so much easier!

Have I mentioned I love this bench?  In this one, I've got the boyfriend shirt on again... which works, since I stole it from Eld.  You didn't think he runs around shirtless all the time, did you?

There was a LOT more that I bought.  So much, that I didn't have time to take all the pictures!  The point is, get over there before the 24th, when it will all be over!  You're not going to find bargains this fantastic all together for a while.  What's better than retail therapy?  CHEAP retail therapy!  Enjoy...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Censored! ~And gifts for us!

Celebrating another year of survival is a great thing for any business, whether in SL or RL.  Censored is currently celebrating by having a HUGE event on sim, with lots of other businesses in the mall participating.  Booths are lined up with special sales items, and lots of gifties and cheapies out for the taking.  Look for the cupcake on each display to find items around 10L$ or less!  Of course, I had to attend, and dragged a friend along with... who was kind enough to model with me some of the great stuff we found!

 (Above) Here I am at the event, being a geek.  But, hey, I got free cake!  The necklace and earrings are the gift from Phoebe, glasses free from Stars.  The hair was a gift for the event from HINAKO (check out the cupcake-shaped buns! Cute!) and the eyes were a dollarbie from Step InSide.  The skirt was 10L$ from Chloe.  So much goodness!
 Weaving (left) is modeling the ArisAris igs5Carmina Tami mesh outfit that was a gift at the event, as well as a group gift from Censored... the skin called Karly.  We're posing together in a fun pose set that was marked down for the event to 50L$ from Purple Poses.  It's called Friends 58.  I (right) was wearing these really great 14-texture-option Gumboots from ArisAris (not free), the sweater gift from Killa Designz, Akeruka Blanca skin gift, and the prim nail set from .:Princess:.
 Here, Weaving is wearing a very sexy group gift from Censored... Manuella... along with a Lucky Chair win, the skin called Bruna with the Katien Lipstick 2 option.  She's giving me a hand with my suitcase of goodies that I found, and I'm wearing a Censored group gift (dress) called Tami, cheetah print eyeshadow, necklace, and earrings from Zibska (Chaka set), along with a skin gift from Modish in tan, clev, red.  Oh, and did you see the boots?  Yep, same ones.
 The entire reason I found this awesome sales event is because of this chair.  This is the RnB Dakota chair dollarbie with 14 poses inside.  They have lots of other items at their display, but I really, really wanted this chair!  Weaving is sitting pretty in it, wearing another Censored group gift (dress) called Marry, the Akeruka Blanca skin gift, and the .:Princess:. nails.  Threatening to throw the happy birthday cupcake in the distance is me, wearing the green option of the mesh scarf gift from Tentacio, the Censored group gift skin Doll, the Atooly gift piercing, and yet -another- Censored group gift outfit called "I love mom" with the lipstick tattoo included in the set.
 Of course, the other picture was kind of hard to see, so here's a close-up of the Doll skin, Tentacio scarf and Atooly piercing gift.
 ...And a close-up of the Akeruka Blanca skin and Censored Marry dress.
 Creepy-cool gift of the event was the "Your Heart" necklace from Anymore.
 Here, Weaving shows off the Christmas Set group gift from Censored.  We're not sure if we both just were having rez issues; but, we didn't find a skirt in there.
And, last; but, not least, the Censored group gift of the Alice skin and shape along with the Rivendell Party Bangles gift and a gift outfit from Evolve called Abby.  Note: The skirt and belt are NO MOD.  No resize scripts either, so if your shape is built like this one was, you'll be swimming in this skirt.

Lots of goodies to be had, and bargains to be found!  Happy shopping, all!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Gifts and Cheapies - Hair, Skin, Clothing

RL has had its grip pretty tight on me lately, and I apologize for not being able to keep you updated on some of the cooler "freebies" in SL.  Time to get back in the swing of things!

Some of you may know that Favourite Genes has downsized to one in-world location and the rest on the Marketplace.  That doesn't mean that we've been forgotten about!  Recently released was a group gift for the women called Magdalena.  It's a pale, lightly freckled skin with copy/mod shape and brows.  Free for the group (check past notices) or buy for 50L$ (same price as the group join fee).  Personally, I recommend joining the group.  Same price, plus you get more goodies that way.  Just sayin'.

 {FG} Magdalena shown here with a dress from [plastik] and the new DURA group gift for men.
 The DURA hair gift is a full color pack, and includes the hat - not a separate option.

So, if we're working on appearances, why not add some great hair?  DURA has a 2012 Halloween giftie out for men and women who join the group.  These are full color packs, and very cute.  The male hair is shown above, and the lady hair is shown next, along with a great find at the Dressing Room.  Only 50L$ for this suit from MAAI!
Mesh suit dress "Grace" in cyan, in multiple sizes from MAAI.  50L$ special at The Dressing Room.  Shown here with skin from Al Vulo!, glasses from Glamorize, hair from DURA, and shoes from Redgrave.
Just enough cleavage to give some sex appeal without falling out of your shirt!

I will do my best to get some more bloggy goodness to you this week.  Lots of hunts going on that need blogging!