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I have been blogging on and off since 2011. I love to explore all different types of styles, so there will something for everyone. I always try to credit EVERYTHING in posts. Please leave a comment if I miss something! Thank you for reading!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Move Along Because I'm Not Changing


 Skin - Anxiety August group gift (free)
 
Hair *mesh* - ChiChickie! subscriber gift 
 
Hair bands - [monso] group gifts (free)
 
Bracelets - [I][I][M] (Infinity Insanity Moments) gift in Womenstuff group notices *date 8/26*
(50L fee)
Notices only last for 14 days
 
Nails and rings - Trendy Dolls gift in .:FASHION HUNTERS:. group notices *date 8/24* (free)
Notices only last for 14 days
 
Shirt, skirt *both mesh* and tattoo - {mary cakes} design free gifts
 
Shoes - COTONA group gift (free)
 
Poses - Flash Friendly Poses subscriber gift
 
Shape - CS Shapes previous gift
 
The following are free gifts at Dance Bar Ocean
Require club's group (free)
 
Bikini - Halcali
 
Eyes - :: hsh ::
 
Sunglasses - ~ekadaza mukha~
 
Pictures taken at Whispering Wind

Monday, August 26, 2013

You Know How to Push My Buttons


 
 
There are lots of free gifts at ~Sugar button boutique~ !  This post shows just some of them.
 
Picture One:
 
Dress *mesh* - ~Sugar button boutique~ lucky chair prize
 
Stockings - *.amato.* freebie
 
Shoes - .::Vivid::. Atooly Colors of Summer Hunt gift ends Aug 28th
Includes more shown here
 
Hair - Iren gift at GOL, Element the 8th Club (requires club's group, free)
 
Picture Two:
 
Top *mesh* - ~Sugar button boutique~ group gift (free)
 
Skirt *mesh* - ~Sugar button boutique~ lucky chair prize
 
Ring - ~Sugar button boutique~ lucky chair prize
 
Face tattoo - ~Sugar button boutique~ lucky chair prize
 
Stomach tattoo - Dress *mesh* - ~Sugar button boutique~ freebie
 
Shoes - same as above
 
Hair - same as above
 
Picture Three -
 
Swimsuit *mesh* - ~Sugar button boutique~ lucky chair prize
 
Glasses - ~Sugar button boutique~ freebie
 
Hair - [LeLutka]-RUSH subscriber gift
Fatpack of colors, band has several color choices
 
Ring - .{ Mes Petites Coutures }. free gift
 
All pictures -
 
Eyes - [REVE] subscriber gift
Fatpack of colors
 
Bands - :: Marshmallows ::  Atooly Colors of Summer Hunt gift ends Aug 28th
Includes several colors
 
Eyeliner - Magnifique gift at GOL, Element the 8th Club (requires club's group, free)
Includes several colors
 
Lip color - *Les Petits Details* free gift
Includes 4 colors
 
Neck tattoo - UtopiaH August group gift (free)
 
Nails - Bamboo Nails group gift (free)
Includes hud to change color/length/size
 
Skin - Mother Goose's "Lene" lucky board prize
 
Poses -  *.amato.* free gift
 
Shape - CS Shapes previous gift
 
Pictures taken at La Casa del Tio Pablo

Friday, August 23, 2013

Once in a While....


Dress - [: B!ASTA :] group gift (50L fee)
Update: gift has changed

Necklace and bracelet - Chop Zuey group gifts (350L fee)

Earrings - Chop Zuey free gift (no group needed)

Shoes - Baby Monkey Shoes group gift (250L fee)
Fatpack, includes hud to change color of shoe/bow/skin/nails

Nails - Bamboo Nails group gift (free)
Includes hud to change color/length/size

Eyes - [REJECT] free gift

Skin - Essences subscriber gift
Includes 4 eyebrow colors

Hair - Mr. & Miss C. gift at GOL, Element the 8th Club (requires club's group, free)
Fatpack of colors

Pose - Icons of Style free gift on Marketplace
Set of poses

Shape - CS Shapes "Holly" current group gift (250L fee)

Picture taken at Asa's Quai Blues

Get info on what Chop Zuey and Baby Monkey groups offer here 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

42 Second Life Groups Challenge!


This week, Strawberry Singh's meme is the 42 Second Life Groups Challenge
Meme Instructions: Answer the following questions about groups and share some of your favs with us. Don’t forget to leave your link in the comments!

Have you reached the 42 group limit?
Yes, I have reached it several times.

Do you do a lot of group hopping to keep up with all the groups you want to stay a part of?
Yes.  I have to because I show a lot of group gifts on my blog.  If  I really like a store, I will stay in the group. 

Be careful when leaving groups you like, sometimes a designer will start charging a group fee that never did before!  Last year, I needed a break from SL and did not log on for 5 months.  When I returned, I was very surprised to see many of my groups were no longer free to new members. 

What makes you want to join a group?
Most of the time it is for gifts.  If I find out about a group that is free to join for a limited time I will join and wait to see if it has anything good to offer!     

When I use to roleplay, I was a member of several roleplay groups.  There were a couple of clubs I enjoyed so I was member of their groups to keep up to date with DJs. 

A lot of store VIP groups have a group fee which you have to pay to join. How do you feel about paying group fees?
If a group has a fee, then it should reward members with gifts (either monthly or change regularly) and offer store discounts.  I know of groups that charge 250L or more and are really not worth using a group slot, much less paying to join it.

If a designer occasionally sets out a gift, I think it would be more appropriate to only charge a group fee when a gift is available.   

I think gifts from free groups are blogged much more than ones from a group with a join fee.  There have been several times I have seen a gift I would like to show in a post but did not because there was a group fee.

I am currently in 38 groups and 18 of those groups have a fee. 

Name a few groups that you are a part of that you feel everyone should look into joining and share your reasons behind that.

 The following groups give notices on freebies, and sometimes there are gifts in the notices:

Fashion Trend
--> PixelGasm <--
Lucky Chair Stalkers
Mejora tu Apariencia
THE HELL GROUP

(Click here to see my list of great places to get freebies.)

The following groups are not free to join but give a lot of gifts:

Womenstuff or Menstuff (each has 50L fee)
Gives access to the gifts at the Womenstuff or Menstuff lounge.
WoW Skins (250L fee)
Monthly group gifts and previous gifts are still available.  Need to be group member to win MM boards and lucky boards prizes. 
Baby Monkey Shoes (250L fee)
Very generous with group gifts.  Gifts may be fatpacks, group exclusives, clothes, jewelry and misc stuff and they change regularly.  The number of gifts available at a time vary.  In December, has 12 days of gifts. 
Chop Zuey (350L fee)
Offers gifts for both men and women.  Gifts usually change regularly.  Also has 12 days of gifts in December.  If you can't afford the fee, the designer does offer a couple of gifts for non-members.  Also, get gift at Sky Boutique (second store designer owns).         
 
See some of the current group gifts from Chop Zuey and Baby Monkey here
 
Credits:

Hair with hat - ++AY.LinE++ group gift (free)

Skin - .::WoW Skins::. August group gift (250L fee)

Eyes - Mayfly group gift (free)

Shirt *mesh* - N@N@ gift in Fashion Trend group notices *date Aug 19th* (free)
Notices only last 14 days

Pants *mesh* - FLG store mini hunt gift (free) ends Sept 9th
Need to be group member (free)

Ring - [DDL] group gift (free) 

Shoes - BALKANIK2.0 CITY group gift (free)
Fatpack of colors & designs

Pose - =IZUMIYA= group gift (free)
Set of 6 poses

Shape - CS Shapes "Holly" current group gift (250L fee)
 

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Beer for My Bear

 
 
 
Shirt - ::JELLY:: free gift
 
Shorts - [QE] Atooly Colors of Summer Hunt gift ends Aug 28th
Includes shirt *mesh* not shown
 
Flip Flops - In Good Taste freebie
Several color options
 
Hair - Mr. & Miss C. gift at GOL, Element the 8th Club (requires club's group, free)
Fatpack of colors

Beer - D R O P freebie at SiruMaturi event ends ?

Bear - FATE free gift on Marketplace

Eyes - violetta freebie at SiruMaturi

Pose - Flash Friendly Poses subscriber gift
Set of 6 poses
 
Shape - CS Shapes previous gift
 
[LT] Lemon Terrace group gifts (free):
I tested the slurl, and it should direct you to the gifts. If not, the store is in the sky.
 
Skin - [BpmH]
 
Table with umbrella and chairs - [BpmH]
 
Building - [LT]

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sexy Elegance

  
Dress - Ever An' Angel MM board prize
Target 25

Shoes - Ever An' Angel  filigree platform pumps in red  (not free)

Thank you, Ever Courtois!

Purse - Septem Essentia free gift
Also includes black, handle/no handle

Jewelry - Beloved Jewelry gift in group notices *date 8/10* (free)
Notices only last for 14 days
Includes additional jewelry not shown

Nails - *pulcino* freebie
Also includes red, not shown

Mask - [: B!ASTA :] free gift

Lip color - Pink Acid free gift at The Black Fair ends Aug 23rd

Hair - Miss Canning group gift (free)

Eyes - Avi-Glam free gift on Marketplace

Skin and eye brow - ~PixyStix~ Dare2Bare hunt gifts ends Aug 31st
10 gifts to find
 
Pose - Flash Friendly Poses free gift at SeraphimSL HQ
Set of 6 poses

Shape - CS Shapes previous gift

Pictures taken at Tempura Island

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Copper and Sass

 
Shirt and Shorts *both mesh* - Ever An' Angel group gift (free)
 
Boots *mesh* - Ever An' Angel  Elements Embossed boots in smoke (not free)
Thank you, Ever Courtois!
 
Skin - Panda Punx Dare2Bare Hunt 5 gift ends August 31st
 
Lashes - ~PixyStix~ Dare2Bare Hunt 5 gift
Includes eyebrows and skins shown here
 
Hair - Calico Ingmann Creations Dare2Bare Hunt 5 gift
 
Eyes - Avi-Glam free gift on Marketplace
 
Jewelry - Beloved Jewelry group gift (free)
 
Bag - Nostalgia lucky board prize (requires group, free)
I edited the position of the bag for the picture

Pose - Flash Friendly Poses free gift at SeraphimSL HQ
Set of 6 poses
 
Shape - CS Shapes previous gift
 
Pictures taken at Bitacora Land

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sn@tcheroos Are Magically Delicious!

 
 
The Bleeping Bunny Hunt (BLBH) ends Aug 15th!
 
Big sale at Sn@tch ends today!

Jeans, gloves and goggles - <GC> (Good Clothing) BLBH gift
Includes shirt, harness and boots not shown
Thank you, Yelena Ronas!

Piercing - Bangles And Baubles BLBH gift
Has RLV options but can be disabled
Thank you, EverSoLesa Frostwych!

Hair *mesh* - ( r e d ) M i n t group gift (free)

Top *mesh* and Sn@tcheroos cereal box- Sn@tch free gifts
Located at front desk

Boots - Sn@tch lucky board prize
Laces have several color options

Pose - Focus Poses Menstuff hunt gift ends Sept 1st
Set of poses

Skin and freckles - ryuukou free gift

Eyes - .::IM CaPPed::. lucky chair prize

Shape - CS Shapes previous gift

Pose in second picture is a box hold pose from a *-*Purretes*-* package I opened.

Pictures taken at Hathian City

Saturday, August 10, 2013

So Many Great Bleeping Gifts! Part Two

 
 
 
Only 5 days left for the Bleeping Bunny Hunt!
Don't miss out!
 
Picture One:
 
Hair with hat *mesh* - ChiChickie! subscriber gift
Includes hud to change color of hat
 
Dress *mesh* - Bite&Claw BLBH gift
Thank you, Graea!
 
Shoes - S@BBiA lucky board prize (requires group, free)
 
Picture Two:
 
Hair - Alli&Ali Designs voting present (Aug 9th)
Can change color of streaks 
 
Dress *mesh* and jewelry - Ruca Tease BLBH gift
Thank you, Bonadea and Roscko Cobalt!
 
Shoes - Maitreya subscriber gift
I do not think it is still available and did not realize that until pictures already taken. 
 
Picture Three:
 
Hair - Alli&Ali Designs group gift (free)
 
Lingerie - Carrie's Lingerie BLBH gift
Thank you, Carrie Bridger!
 
All pictures:
 
Skin and eye brows - ~PixyStix~ Dare2Bare hunt gifts ends Aug 31st
10 gifts to find
 
Eyes - .::IM CaPPed::. lucky chair prize
 
Shape - CS Shapes previous gift
 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ruby Red

 
Dress *mesh* - [RUBY] (special price 50L)
Thank you, Ruby Beloved!
 
Piercing - Phoebe Bleeping Bunny Hunt gift ends Aug 15th
Thank you, Phoebe Ubert!
 
Skin and teeth - ryuukou free gift
 
Hair - Alli&Ali Designs group gift (free)
Can change color of streaks
Update: gift changed
 
Bag - Nostalgia lucky board prize (requires group, free)
I edited the position of the bag for the picture
 
Shoes - Baby Monkey Shoes lucky board prize
 
Eyes - Eye Candi free gift on Marketplace
 
Pose - *PosESioN* group gifts (free)
 
Shape - CS Shapes previous gift
 
Picture taken at The JokeRs Playhouse & Mall

Friday, August 2, 2013

So Many Great Bleeping Gifts! Part One

 
 
 
 
The Bleeping Bunny Hunt (BLBH) ends Aug 15th
Woman wearing:

Skin - Drop Dead Gorgeous Skins Dare2Bare 5 Hunt gift ends Aug 31st

Eyes - Poetic Colors freebie

Hair - Tameless "Abbie" natural fatpack group gift (free)
Includes hud to change color

PJ Shirt *mesh* - {r} Reliquia BLBH gift
Includes panties and PJ pants for men not shown

Mouth trinket - [RUBY] BLBH gatcha prize (15L per play)

Stuffed bunny - [RUBY] BLBH gatcha prize (30L per play) 
 
Nails - **pulcino** "Sorbet for You" freebie at Okinawa Summer Festival 2 ends Sept 1st

Shape - CS Shapes previous gift

Home:

Cottage with porch- Simple Things free gift on Marketplace

Bedroom furniture - Lok’s Low Prim Furniture BLBH gift
Bed has poses for single/couples

Wall plaques - *Finishing Touches* BLBH gatcha prizes (15L per play)

Flower vase and lamp - Naughty Naughty BLBH decoy gifts
10 decoy gifts to find

Bench, table with runner and standing plaques - *Finishing Touches* BLBH gift

A big thanks to Luna Tiros, Beloved Ruby, Sera Lok, Rusty Hammand and 24Karat Roux!