Faun Fun!

Hello again strangers! I have been busy with various other creative projects in RL but that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten you ūüėČ And I especially have not forgotten my ideal of a Fifty Faun feature! Well, I have some good news and some bad news: The bad news is that freebie/under 50L stuff for fauns is very limited. On this occasion I have had a couple of cheats. I was faced with abandoning the feature and moving on but obviously, that ain’t happening. Therefore, the good news is that, well, obviously I’ve just went and big fat done it anyway! Tada!

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Right, a couple of things here: firstly, rather than provide a full fifty faun, I have presented you all with some extras at under fifty lindens as well as this lovely corset from the¬†Maai midnight mania group and some freebie extras to set the whole thing off such as the complimenting panties and suspenders from¬†~Sassy!~.¬†Both groups have boundless group gifts, outfits and freebies so it’s well worth a look. I’d also like to draw your attention to my¬†hair which is an exclusive from D!VA for Mimi’s Choice.¬†The hair comes in two different styles, both of which I will show you, but comes in this colour only.¬†Please note that you can also not get this hair in the D!VA mainstore but need a Mimi’s Choice Group tag at the mainstore to nab it.¬†The horns are from¬†+Half-Deer+¬†and are a 25L gatcha prize as well as the cute faun face for 30L.

Alice is wearing…

Hair: D!VA @ Mimi’s Choice (0l for Mimi’s Choice group members – EXCLUSIVE to this location so you will need MIMI’S group tag NOT Mariska’s)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Deep%20House%20Island/159/51/22

Corset: Maai midnight mania gift (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Banana%20Twist/144/132/35

Panties and suspenders: ~Sassy!~ Group gift (0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sassy/71/111/33/

Eyes: IKON eyes Optimism (previous group gift/no longer free)

Skin: Jesylilo Autumn 2 light (previous group gift no longer free)

Faun Face: +Half-Deer+ faun tattoos (30L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ink%20Cap/130/208/1919

Horns: +half-deer+ lamb horns gatcha (25L each)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ink%20Cap/130/208/1919

Tattoo: Wicked Tattoos Pride Tattoo (0L – marketplace)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Wicked-Tattoosi-Pride-Tattoo-FREEBIE-Full-Body-FULL-PERMS/2399350

Wings: Curious Kitties Freebie festive wings (0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Curious%20Kitties/234/128/22

Bangles: Angelwing Spring fairy (25L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ungseokbong/217/142/126

Pose: LAMU HOVERING ANIMATION by Su Voir and MrS (0L – marketplace)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/LAMU-HOVERING-ANIMATION-by-Su-Voir-and-MrS/1860277

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All right, as I said, I decided to compromise on the ‘good looking’ faun stuff. You can get cheaper but, as with most things fantasy related (and frikkin’ hard to find at a certain price) they look like er…cack. So, I snapped up these cute faun feet from small time at 200L for three three colours. Yes, it’s a cheat, but coupled with these cute tintable fader socks (10L on the marketplace) y9u can pretty much get three different looks for half the price of most similar items around. Featured here is also the¬†Free Al Vulo Group gift¬†skin,¬†Alyss in Wonderland, which makes a great look for most outfits.¬†I’m also wearing an item from The Wash Cart sale from¬†1 hundred. If you haven’t been down to the Wash already, I strongly advise you to: big names, big market, tiny price…all items 10L or below. You might want to set your draw distance quite low before you head out though. Big bargains mean big lag!

Alice is wearing…

Outfit: 1 hundred candy dress @ The Wash (10L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Wash/68/116/23

Tail: L.O.O Creations – White – Faun Tail (15L – marketplace)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/LOO-Creations-White-Faun-Tail/3812866

Mouthie: <<–DANGO–>> Dango Mouthie (0L – marketplace)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/DANGO-Dango-Mouthie/2973417

Skin: Al Vulo! Group gift Alyss Wonderland (0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/ReMix%20Yo%20LIfe/176/157/1350

Hooves: Smalltime Mesh hooves (not free – 200L but come with three colours!)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eccentric%20Paradise/33/233/3901

Tintable fader socks: {TW33K} marketplace (10L)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Tintable-Fader-Socks/2025880

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…all right, all right. So I might have told a little white lie. I did decide to go for the Fifty Faun anyway and am sharing with you the first incarnation of my second main, Ayanechi. This is indeed she, looking a little more retro than I’m used to but nevertheless, it’d be a crime for me not to share with those of you not in the know as to¬†K&L‘s range of 50L faun and neko avatars. The skin Chi is wearing is a¬†freebie from Tuty’s.¬†Her hair has been featured before and is still available in¬†D!VA.¬†Also, why do my fauns wear wings? That’s kinda simple:why not?

Chiya is wearing…

Skin: TuTy’s LUCINE Gothic Skin – FREE full set of 12 make ups
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/TuTys-LUCINE-Gothic-Skin-FREE-full-set-of-12-make-ups/2926894

Eyes: Mayfly Mesh eyes (not free)

Hooves, tail, spots, necklace: K&L Springtime Faun (marketplace – 50L)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/KL-Sexy-Spring-Faun-Outfit-legs-ears-tail-and-much-more/2108669

Hair: D!VA Norma group gift (Wings optional – 0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/24

Wings: Curious Kitties Wings (0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Curious%20Kitties/234/128/22

Outfit: Depravity Corset (30L )
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Schock/125/112/49

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Curious%20Kitties/234/128/22

First Guest Blogger: Solique Lacombe!

AN: I have searched high and low, pleaded, begged and bothered this girl to do a guest spot on Fifty for quite some time and I have had my wishes come true! Sexy, sassy and savy, Sol has kindly put her freebie hunting and fashionista skills to bring both Fifty and YOU the best deals out there with this exclusive under 50L avatar put together from freebies and discount items. Please guys, show Soli some love in the comments section below and please do enjoy ^^ Thank You Solique! ~ Alice 

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I was encouraged to do a guest blog here which I only really started cause I found this lovely green dress, which was a group gift from the Lika Ruby store. Of course how could one do an entry that was only about a dress? People need other stuff to wear with it. So I went on a little mission to find stuff to go with it and I ended up piecing together an entire avatar! I liked the shape that came with the skin, but it’s face looked retarded! However, this shape is mod so I was able to¬† put my own face on it. The best thing about the dress is that it also includes the earrings and necklace. With almost every outfit I’ve ever put together, it was always the accessories that made it pop. While the entire outfit is free, right down to the skin and hair, the eyes do cost a small amount. The eyes are my everyday eyes, which i bought at Negaposi for $30L ¬†each colour. I’m able to have two different coloured eyes because they include prim eyes as well ¬†as the regular avatar eye layer.

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Solique is wearing….

Skin by Curves Skins & Shapes, group gift. (0L)
skin – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Vision%20of%20Silence/22/26/901

Hair was free: Anara on the marketplace (0L)

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/FREE-PROMO-Anara-Hair-Talia-Violets-Indigo-Pack/1893868

Dress, earrings and necklace + Lika Ruby + group gift. (0L)
Dress – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/KDC/93/157/27

Heels Mandy. Dark brown heels by JE T’AIME. (0L)
Shoes – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SeaBreeze%20Oasis/16/103/31

Eyes $30L each colour
Dreaming eyes by <<< negaposi >>>
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Seed/248/86/789

Queen of hearts!

All right guys, it is February and we are right into the heart of the matter here at fifty: Valentine’s Day! Now, I have had some rather questionable emails concerning my wherabouts these past couple of weeks and I can just hear it now: Alice, you’re LATE! Yes, yes I am and the reason is that I was away last weekend, returned home and was sick as a dog and feeling sorry for myself ūüėĄ I just want to let you all know that Fifty is flying high and I am definitely here to stay. One of the perks of being Alice Wylde is you guys but the downside is that I AM Fifty at the minute, so if I go, it all goes. Wanna help? WRITE FOR ME! Yes, I’m still plugging that idea. One day I will succeed! Anyways, owing to my absence I have therefore put together a bumper edition for you all, so please, do enjoy!

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D’awwww, isn’t that sweet? The er…outfit I’m wearing consists of these adorable red¬†shoes¬†which are a steal at¬†10L¬†on the marketplace. This adorable little¬†heart pose¬†is also something I picked up, a dollarbie on the marketplace and I thought would be perfect for any homemade Valentine’s cards you boys and girls were hoping to send out to your loved ones(*waves hi to her guy who pops in every now and again* And Trasc…you haven’t rumbled me this time :P). You might also notice the wee potted plants and wall hangings which are freebies as part of the¬†For the love of… hunt, a furniture based hunt with lots of cuddlies, animations and bits and pieces for a cozy Valentine’s night in front of the fire ūüôā more information on that at the end of the post…

Alice is wearing…

Hair: Alice Project Marie Naturals (Lucky board instore 0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Juicy%20La%20Jolla/186/186/26

Skin: Al Vulo Group Gift (0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/ReMix%20Yo%20LIfe/176/157/1350

Heels: ::Masha:: DEE DEE Red (10L – marketplace)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Masha-Dee-Dee-RED-GIFT/3305589

Pose: Secret Style Dollarbie (1L – marketplace)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/68892

Horns: Dirtyland small bumps (group gift – 0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dirtyland/127/80/22

Plants: Cobblestone Vintage love tree For the love of…hunt gift (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Surreal%20White/158/230/802

Wall hangings: Alouette You’re my Sweetheart For the Love of…hunt gift (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Larette%20Island/76/98/1501

Skybox: Creative Decay *Coffee Bean* (39L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ethereal%20Heights/144/70/1003/?title=Creative%20Decay

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All right, you will notice several things here: one, that frikkin tail is everywhere! Two, my wonderful neon dreads ;D To come to the point about the tai and accessories…I would like to answer a few critics here who, and I’ve had this said directly to my face first hand, have bitched about Freebie/discount blogs owing to their ‘unoriginality’ and ‘all featuring the same stuff’. My answer to this: Sometimes we do feature the same stuff, but SL isn’t about pre-packaged avatars for me. Mix and match, build your wardrobe and er….as far as being unoriginal goes…get bent. Yes, you can be both cheap and unique. For this reason, I’m going to work more fervently on my mod sections so do keep up to date with us! All right, the hair…Lol. Back to business. This is from the¬†Sinister Sinner Goth hunt¬†and is the prize from¬†The Alice Project.¬†The hunt itself ended on Jan 31st but this infinity pack is still available with a group join to the SSG group (sinister sinner goth). Also featured is the new¬†free group gift from Hush skins¬†and a few bits and pieces I picked up for free at¬†psychotic neko:¬†

Alice is wearing…

Skin: Valentine’s Skin from Hush (Group gift – 0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/HUSH/128/167/26

Tattoo: Heart Tattoo (Teeeeeeeny on throat): Half Deer PMVH gift
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ink%20Cap/130/208/1919

Hair: Alice Project Sinister Sinner Goth Hunt (Group join Sinisiter Sinner Goths 0L hunt gift)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Juicy%20La%20Jolla/186/186/26

Eyes: IKON monthly freebie – Optimism (Group gift – 0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hot/250/82/38

socks: Hold ups by Psychotic Neko Freebies (0L)
Mouthie: I eat spiders by Psychotic Neko Freebies (0L)
Bra: Brat Bra by Psychotic Neko Freebies (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oddjob/75/23/46

Tail: Kre-ations PMVH hunt (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/elie%20island/195/97/621

Ring: Bubble Ring by Needful Things/Sweet leo creations PMVH (0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sezuan%20Moloko/162/157/22

jacket: Maai previous gift no longer available

Hair Bow: Y&R Dollabie (coloured to match – mod) (1L – marketplace)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/YR-Big-bow-hairband-1L-boxed/2645322

Wings: **AngelWing** Timeless (25L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ungseokbong/217/142/126

Nails: **pulcino** PMVH gift (0l)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kourinbou/16/72/22

Necklace and Earrings: ~Eclectica PMVH gift (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sinaburoe/192/11/248

Shorts: SN@TCH 60 days gift pack (0L to under 60days avatar)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Snatch%20City/48/192/29

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Finally, a closer look at several things featured here: One the Hush Group Skin for February (0L with a group join) and the newest addition from Al Vulo’s group gift hut. You might also want to rush on down to IKON¬†to grab these stunning eyes which are available until Midnight tomorrow: remember, IKON’s group gifts last for the first weekend of the month and then they’re gone, so it’s well worth a visit. Also featured are¬†Marie¬†and¬†Wonderland¬†luckboard/chair gifts from¬†The Alice Project.¬†These hairs require no group joins, just a lot of patience and are only two featured.¬†Carrie’s lingerie¬†provided this wonderful little heart bikini as part of their group gift and Enelya’s creations are ever generous with their lucky chairs and wealth of midnight mania boards with only one example in this little red number. Finally, the poses I have used here are only a tiny selection from the numerous generous freebies from¬†E.Ink.

Alice is wearing….

Dress: .::EC:. Lucky board gift Valentine 2012 (long and short skirts included – 0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sant%20Sebastian/100/97/1046

undies: Carrie’s Lingerie Group gift (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carries%20Dreams/87/140/22

poses: Numerous and many freebies from E.ink (0l – marketplace)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/products/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Bcategory_id%5D=&search%5Bmaturity_level%5D=G&search%5Bkeywords%5D=E.ink

Skin 1: Valentine’s Skin from Hush (Group gift – 0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/HUSH/128/167/26

Skin 2: Al Vulo Group Gift (0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/ReMix%20Yo%20LIfe/176/157/1350

Hunt info:

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http://huntsl.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/pimp-my-valentine/

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Under a Blood Red Sky

Okay so yeah, I’ve been playing with Windlight again ūüėÄ I was a little lazy today and, despite having the next three posts done and dusted just fancied something nice and whimsical and fairly er…easy to edit >.> Sowwy. What can I say, dear readers. It’s the weekend and I’m feelin’ laaazy. Anyways back to business:

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Okay so a combination of Windlight and this very quirky flexy scarf from Curious Kitties¬†inspired this post, as you can see. You might remember my¬†No<thing¬†Panda backpack¬†from about a month back. Ever since then I’ve been a liiiiitle obsessed with the little black and white fellas so I positively squeed with delight when CK sent their latest group gift announcement out yesterday. The wee bear you see holding onto me for dear life is a Freebie from Love Factory¬†and he can be found in-store as well as many numerous Valentine’s themed gifts for under 50L. It’s girly, it’s cute and it’s effing adorable. Since this can be said of most gifts in-store, boys, you might want to head out early before February 14th rolls around ūüėČ

Alice is wearing…

Hair: Rosy Mood Myosotis free hair (0L) Fatpack
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bay%20City%20-%20Moloch/13/64/26

Scarf: =^.^= Curious kitties **NEW** group gift panda scarf (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Curious%20Kitties/234/128/22

Panda: Love factory Hugsy teddy bear (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Linked%20Hearts/170/132/21

Makeup: {MC} cosmetics gift (0L colour pack on marketplace)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/MC-Tuesday-Free-Eye-Makeup/4362418

Eyes: Dead Apples Real brown eyes (group gift 0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Earl%20Island/29/52/902

Along my travels I was also able to pick up a few freebies and check out the¬†Femboy hunt which began on January 15th – January 31st. A brief note on the hunt: the hunt is geared towards many of SL’s much loved and one of the most underrated SL communities (in my opinion) in second life:that of the femboy and sissy. Now, while I have found some very beautiful gifts while hunting, the gifts (which are 2L a pop) are aimed more towards female shapes and avatars. Having quite a few femboy friends, I’m quite disappointed that the effort hasn’t been made by a lot of retailers to accommodate those who love girly glam but don’t possess a great big set of boobs, so if you embark on the hunt expecting gifts for a male shape, you’ll be hard pressed to find many ūüėõ¬† That’s not to say the rest of us can’t profit from these fine creations however, and profit I have…

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You will see me demonstrating one of the better gifts from the hunt from¬†1 hundred¬†– the beautiful ¬†Babe bodysuit¬†(More of the femboy gifts will come in subsequent posts). Detailed, classy and for want of a better word ‘pretty’ (Oh, Alice you slay us with your words – right?). You’ll also see this lovely, subtle¬†skin, a group gift from¬†Shiva¬†which perfectly sets off my group gift eyes from¬†Dead Apples. Aaaand the ears? One of the many freebies available at¬†Bare Rose mainstore and the only fantasy retailer I’ve found to be as generous with their gifts as Curious kitties. You’ll find everything there from accessories, clothing, kimono….even a fab face mask! I’ll using some of these gifts in posts to come so keep your eyes peeled.

Alice is wearing…

Outfit: 1 Hundred Babe bodysuit Femboy hunt gift (2L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sassy/205/99/34

Skin: Shiva female group gift (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jack/61/65/26

Ears: Bare Rose Freebie (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bare%20Rose/190/28/30

Gloves: *poc* pay as you like latex suit white (1l or whatever you wish to donate!)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Anders/34/232/26

Hair: D!VA Marie colour test pack collarbor88
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/8%208/88/188/889

Tail: *babydoll* Free white cotton bunnytail (0L – marketplace)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/BabyDoll-FREE-White-Bunny-Cottontail/3365612

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Finally, I just had to tag this one on the end! Having found the ears, I was having a bit of a potter through *RibboN*¬†and was quite intrigued by some their¬†gatchas. Needless to say, the luck of the draw gave me this cute doll dress which matches the ears fabulously. Notorious for their¬†generous lucky board mesh sweaters¬†(which you’ll find on the first floor, at the back – tip a very ancient post by FabFree), you can’t knock the prices at RibboN. Few things are over 50L and many are below: meshy, stylish, flexi and cheap. You can’t ask for more than that if you don’t fancy a bash at one of the gatchas. This particular one cost 25L and you have a one in (eight? I think XD) chance at a different colour combination.

Alice is wearing…

Dress: *RibboN* Winter Doll (whitexpink) gatcha gift (25L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jack/149/18/22

Boots: [L u x] previous hunt gift

Finally, if you fancy a bash at the Femboy hunt, here are the details and where to find your hints etc. Be aware that not all stores have their hints up yet but it IS worth popping along to a store since, at least seven out of ten which are unlisted will have their hint in-store. Also, I WANT TO SEE YOUR PICTURES! If you use anything featured Fifty, please do display and tag them ‘Alice Wylde’. I’d love to see your outfits! Don’t forget to tag your creators too and let them know what a great job they’re doing!

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http://femboyhuntsl.blogspot.co.uk/

Playing Dress Up With AngelWing~

**EDIT 16/01/2013***¬†Special thank you to¬†Lolaa, one of our readers who commented on this post with some extra info. You might remember me saying that I found the sale entirely by accident: Lolaa informs me that not only is there a sale but¬†with a group tag there are some additional items available for¬†free¬†in the back. If I have time I’ll follow this up but keep an eye out. Also the prices might¬†fall further once the creator adapts mesh¬†items into her store. I’ll keep you posted and thank you again Lolaa xxx

Hello Strangers! Reality bites as they say and so I’ve been awol for about three days. Rest assured though dear readers, I have no intention of stopping just yet. However, I fear I’ve changed a bit since last we met…

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I’ve asked around and some of the most common requests for the site I’ve had are 1. Demons/fauns 2. Kinky stuff 3. Steampunk 4. Silks. Now, I don’t know how many of you who have come from Flickr or DA or been referred here some other way have tried looking for this stuff but the word on the street is….this stuff is pretty effing hard to find. But, it has been done within Fifty’s budget! Hurrah! At least in part anyway. Fans of Wishbox and Caverna Obscura, you’re going to love this…**Angelwing**, a very similar store for the thrifty, delivers, in my opinion the same quality as the above but for a shockingly amazing sale price of 25L. I do want to mix my posts up a bit more for Fifty but I found this place purely by accident and couldn’t pass up the chance to feature it since I don’t know how long the sale itself lasts. Also take note of my horns from Lemon Tea¬†which are still available on the¬†Luckyboards¬†instore¬†and¬†smudged mascara¬†I found¬†free on the marketplace:¬†

**EDIT 21/01/2013**¬†And another very special thank you to¬†Genna¬†from¬†SL Freebie Addiction¬†who has provided this tip below for another demonic skin for those of you who missed Al Vulo’s version: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Utopia%20Isles/227/29/403 Putting it up here since I know, like me, you all might come along click things and miss it LOL! You’ll also find the link to Genna’s site in my ‘More like this’ category. Strongly recommend you go check it out! xx

Alice is wearing….

Skin: Al Vulo – Devil is Woman (previous group gift no longer free)

Horns: Lemon Tea (0L)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treasure%20Island/142/23/24

Eyes: IKON New in 2013 hunt gift
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hot/250/82/38

Hair: Alice Project Helga New in 2013 hunt gift
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Juicy%20La%20Jolla/170/192/23

Outfit Full length dress/accessories/wings **Angelwing** Timeless Dark Sale item (25L for the lot!!)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ungseokbong/223/130/162

Makeup: ..::AKA::.. Black Tears Tattoo (0L – marketplace)

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/AKA-black-tears-tattoo-free-gift/1529665

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As well as some gorgeous fantasy gear, **Angelwing** also has an impressive selection of Gorean silks, complete with slave papers, strippable/removable attachments and some come with lockmeister scripts too!¬†The outfits are fully mod and come with¬†free shapes¬†too (not pictured) and optional sparkle tattoo layers¬†for the more whimsical amongst us (me XD). To top it all off, you get some additional¬†pieces of jewelry.¬†Not bad for¬†25L eh? The skin you see me in is a¬†dollarbie from My Ugly Dorothy¬†and the hair is a lovely gift found at¬†COLLABOR88 by D!VA.¬†More on that to follow…

Alice is wearing…

Silks/Jewelry/tattoo: Gold Sin Silks **ANGELWING** 25L

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ungseokbong/223/130/162

Hair: D!VA Marie Free at Collabor88 (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/8%208/88/188/890

Skin: My Ugly Dorothy 1L Skin 3
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TOV%20KOREA/45/128/1502

pose: Possession Free Group Gift for January
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/lafee%20style/129/57/36

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And again you see the Wing Fetishist in her natural habitat! Like I said, I WILL mix it up but this is a limited time only and I really want to promote this sale to people who might want the look of Wishbox or Caverna but don’t particularly have the money. I’m also demonstrating a¬†subscribo gift¬†from¬†AdoreandAbhore given out by a very kind creator who made the poses but didn’t think they fit with a new set. Aww :). Also, take note of the¬†COLLABOR88 special gift from D!VA. To clarify, you WON’T find the hair at D!VA’s mainstore, you MUST visit the fair (LM I will give you again below.) This is another style of the same hair and a demonstration of the shorter/longer hair option available to you at the click of a button ūüôā

Alice is wearing….

Outfit/wings accessories: The Spring Fairy sale **AngelWing** (all together for 25L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ungseokbong/223/130/162

Hair: D!VA Marie Collabor88 Freebie (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/8%208/88/188/890

Pose: AdoreandAbhore Subscribo gift (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MudHoney/138/120/24

Skin: My Ugly Dorothy 1L skin 4 (1L
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TOV%20KOREA/45/128/1502

Pumps: Evie’s Closet Freebie/Autumn Fairy
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oubliette/170/171/31

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In addition to the main feature, you’ll have noticed that I’ve found, as I always do some bits and bobs that just make the whole thing pop out at you. You’ll have seen the¬†free D!VA¬†hair featured a few times now. This particular hair is Norma and regular visitors will recognise it, as will you recognise the¬†Aisha skin and mesh eyelashes¬†from The Dressing Room Fair (70L) from Al Vulo. The smoky green¬†eyes¬†however are a teeny item that have stolen my heart from¬†poetic colors¬†and are a¬†subscribo gift. Speaking of subscribos, keep your eyes on the animated mushroom from Model Poses.¬†It comes with numerous poses and is perfect for a fairytale scene or even addition to your garden!

Eyes: Pond Poetic Colors Subscribo Gift
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Strata/78/195/904

Animated toadstool: MODEL poses Subscribo gift
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Quasar/10/190/511

Hair: D!VA Norma Group Gift (free join and Free gift)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/24

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Well, that’s about all I have time for at the moment! However, I’d just like to finish on a pretty little outfit from the AngelWings sale and one of my favourites ūüôā This is also a chance for me to demonstrate the quirky little freebie from model poses once more. ūüôā

Alice is wearing…

Outfit: Xylia 25L sale **AngelWing**
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ungseokbong/223/130/162

The pumps listed earlier are part of a freebie from Evie’s closet, but everything else you see Alice wearing that isn’t listed is an addition from Angel Wings ūüôā I will be updating more regularly this week and am aiming for at least four updates a week so spread the word, bookmark us and keep your eyes peeled for my¬†Noobie Survival guide coming soon and my¬†Fur Mods special¬†(when I find a spare moment lol. I’ve started but this one involves a lot of pictures so bear with me!)

http://slfreebieaddiction.blogspot.com/

Star Trekking across the universe….

So, I was lying in bed last night, waiting to go asleep and had a song someone was singing to me yesterday (somewhat annoyingly) stuck in my head. If you’ve seen the title and recognise it them you know exactly what I mean. Anyways, I was sitting there thinking random thoughts until I touched upon one….what if Star Trek were a porno?

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This is me, myself and I acting out that very er…I’d like to say fantasy? lol. This is sounding more and more like a geeky metaphor for self love (get your minds out of the gutter!) but yes, that is genuinely me in three different guises. I’ve done this for a couple of reasons: 1. it’s funny 2. Because I can 3. To display both all shades of this beautifully made and generously given freebie by¬†+NODe¬†and a tip given to me by my friend Anne-Elizabeth quite some time ago. They’ve been languishing in my inventory and, I’ve been threatening to do something truly geeky so here it is!

The ‘Crew’ are wearing…

Uniforms: NODe+ Modulate uniforms (0L no group join!)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLOW/163/21/3005

All right. So what helps me when I’m putting these outfits together is imagining a little bit of a story behind each of the ‘characters’ I’m modeling. I am a storyteller and writer in my ‘other’ life before anything else, so I suppose it carries over to second life too . So, boys and girls, brace yourselves. Here is Lieutenant Allura…

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Yes, we’ve all seen the Curio skins. We’ve all seen the Truth hair. However, the combination of both the gorgeous dark Bean skin by Curio¬†and the¬†January¬†subscribo hair from¬†Truth¬†is just another example of how striking some of these freebies can actually be. I’d also like to point out the¬†ikon eyes here too. Although these are past group gifts, IKON generously give away sets of these eyes in different colours and styles on¬†the first weekend of every month. The heels you see me wearing are part of an outfit featured in¬†FabFree by¬†Cake and are a free January group gift. So..hair (0L). Skin…(0L) Shoes…(0L) outfit…(oL) eyes…(ol). There really is no excuse to look like crap in SL these days. It’s a matter of knowing¬†how and where¬†these things are. So if you have a friend in serious need of a makeover, slip ’em my number. Allura will sort you out ūüėČ

‘Allura’ is wearing….

Heels: [[>Cake<]] january group gift (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lorena%20Orange/26/58/22

Skin and lipstick: Curio Bean Midnight 2 Frex (0l – Gala and Rita announcements group in notices)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Curio/134/127/37

ring: Grasp Lily Ring (50L group joining fee)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/grasp/161/179/37

Hair: Truth January subscribo gift
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth%20Hair/114/35/27

Eyes: IKON Eternal eyes mesa (past group gift, no longer free)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hot/250/82/38

Glasses: Axl pro glasses (marketplace 1L)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/AXL-Pro-FASHION-l-Executive-Glasses-Group-Gift/3981109

As you might have noticed, my ‘models’ are named after certain members of Star Trek. The original, none of this new fangled crap (cough…on the set of Voyager…cough). These uniforms reminded me of the good old days of Captain Kirk and his crew: short, slutty and fabulous! Allura is a take on a ‘vulcan’ and I’m going to show you how I adjusted got these cute little elven ears for 5L.

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To the right, you can see very barely the outline of my ‘vulcan’ ears. These can (and knowing me, probably will) be used as vulcan ears for darker skins. The ears themselves are just about right for the price, but that isn’t to say you can write them off. The sculpts are nice, neat and can be adjusted just behind most ear shapes. They’re mod and tintable. The add button is your friend. If you want earrings to go with them…just hit add and adjust where you like. Simples. The¬†ring¬†you can see above is another fine example of how detailed¬†Grasp’s products are. This is one of many group gifts you can pick up for 50L and, bar Earthstones, in my opinion, one of the best jewelry and accessory retailers out there.

Ears: Chi Seid elf ears (5L marketplace)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Orejas-elfos-ears-Elfs/3885923

Ring: Lily ring group gift Grasp (50L join fee)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/grasp/161/179/37

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This is Lieutenant Fruitloop. In contrast to Allura, Fruitloop isn’t sexy, she isn’t very logical and well, I called her such purely because she looks like a person you don’t want to give a bag of sugar to. She’s wearing a pair of lovely boots from¬†beemake¬†(which, in hindsight, my dippy engineer should have worn XP), stockings from¬†Requiem¬† and freebie hair from¬†Rumina.¬†Also featured is this gorgeous caramel skin from MOJO, their Santa skin, previously featured.

‘Fruitloop’ is wearing…

Skin: MOJO group gift (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MOJO/31/126/27

Hair: Rumina styles pony tail (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Saint%20Emilion/73/110/1012

Gloves: Grasp gloves (50L joining fee – Group gift)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/grasp/161/179/37

Boots: **Bee make** engineer boots gift (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Navel%20Park/184/59/1112

Glasses: [Umeboshi] Castor glasses (10L or luckyboard)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Camomile/163/123/28

Stockings: Requiem special addition stockings (part of a freebie lingerie set)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/REQUIEM-Special-Edition-GIFT/2122329

Eyes: Dead Apples group gift (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Earl%20Island/30/36/902

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Finally, this is Lieutenant Commander Totty, our engineer. Giggity. You might recognise her as a person masquerading as a kitty cat in my earlier blog posts, but she looked too adorable in this getup that I had to XP It’s also a chance for me to show off one of my favourite dollarbies, this pretty tintable bow from Y&R. I have tinted this to suit my outfit but since the original is quite a neutral colour, you’re free to play around with it as much as you like since it is both mod and very versatile You can also get a better look at ‘Totty’s ‘ tights/pantyhose and pumps in the first pic of the post. And yes, I have flogged Lo*momo until I am blue in the face, but I love them. You should too. If you haven’t popped down to see them, off you pop ^^

‘Totty’ is wearing….

Skin: Jesylilo Autumn 2 (previous hunt/group gift no longer free)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/JeSyLiLO/163/117/22

Hair: Lo*momo group gift Canna pink
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/petit%20pas/149/68/33

Eyes:E Al Vulo Aisha TDR (not free Р70L at the dressing room fair with skin/brows/lashes)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/JeSyLiLO/163/117/22

Hair ribbon: Y&R Big Bow Hairband (marketplace – 1L)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/YR-Big-bow-hairband-1L-boxed/2645322

Tinted tights: Attitudes lingerie (1L marketplace)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Attitudes-Lingerie-Lace-Pantyhoses/1572069

Pumps: Mesh pumps by Sugar Falta of Sugar mesh apparel (with Gigi dress 0L)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/FREE-HOLIDAY-GIFT-SUGAR-GiGi-Dress-Red-Madness-with-Ballet-Flats-PROMO-SALE-Quality-Rigged-Mesh/4135189

The Changing of the Seasons

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Hello again! Dear God what a weird few days these have been without you all ūüėČ Monday I was getting me some serious action with a robotic fox (whom I will be showing you all in a couple of days hopefully LOL), Tuesday the marketplace broke (thank you linden labs) and yesterday I was too dog tired to do anything productive, honestly. Anyways, it’s January, it’s cold, it’s dark….but not as dark as it has been. Nights are getting lighter here and it put me in mind of the very subtle changes we all see from Winter to Spring. Roll on please. I’m sick of the rain! ¬†Anyway, the above, as you can see was inspired both by this little musing and also D!VA‘s wonderful group gift. Mariska, as you will see if you pop down to her store has rolled out the red carpet for her groupies and has not disappointed. Of course, what makes D!VA stand out for me are the very subtle, wispy textures that make the hair look a little flyaway and very delicate which, of course was perfect for my butterflies feature. ūüôā

Alice is wearing….

Hair and flower coverings (NOTE: Part of a dress. I have moved the headdress to my um…): D!VA 2500 commemorative flowers Group gift
http://slurl.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/24

Butterfly on finger with pose: Lolite Frog (marketplace 1L)

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Little-Butterfly-LTD/929359

Eyes: Dead Apples (Group gift Рfree to join)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Earl%20Island/30/36/902

Skin:¬†Al Vulo! Aisha porcelain (Not free ‚Äď 70L fat pack with brows at the dressing room/fusion fair)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Imogen/193/146/27

Okay…before I list this next bit…TELL ME YOU SEE THE BUTTERFLIES! These little yellow buggers come from a very charming emitter I found quite randomly on the marketplace and took me no less than forty shots to place and captured without them being in my eyes, boobs or right in the middle of the camera! lol.

Butterflies: Honney Hax Colourchange butterflies (1L marketplace)

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/HH-Butterfly-emitter-box/758707

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Spot the Alice….

Yeah, yeah I know. I meant to give you guys a better look at the¬†Lo*momo cami given that it really is absolutely adorable but, I went out in the snow and pretty much blended in. Anyways, the point of this picture isn’t the cami. Nor is it those really pretty butterfly wings from¬†Papillon.¬†It’s not even that gorgeous red¬†hair from D!VA. It’s the combination of the¬†skin and how you can replicate certain looks with a touch of colour or the addition of a cosmetics layer. The add button is your best friend when it comes to mixing up your look, particularly when you find a skin-shape combination that you really cannot part from. The skin I’m wearing actually isn’t Al Vulo, but a¬†dollarbie from My Ugly Dorothy. I noticed the similarities between the skins, and while you cannot argue with the superior quality and value for money AL VULO gives, this skin is a cheaper, sweet little alternative for a new alt or noobie friend. It’s also worth popping along to Dorothy’s if you’re looking for something a bit more subtle than the bigger names such as Vulo, Hush or Belleza etc since their paid range is every bit as detailed yet won’t break the bank.

Skin: *MY UGLY DOROTHY* 1L skin

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LeLutka/128/127/27

Rainbow eyeshadow: CheLLe Rainbow eyeshadow  (30L marketplace)

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/cheLLe-eyeshadow-Rainbow-Eyes/1978648

Wings: Papillon Freebie (0L)

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/52592

hair: D!VA Group Gift (0L)

http://slurl.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/24

Cami: Lo*momo Camisole gift (0L)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/petit%20pas/149/68/3

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Finally, fans of the tv series Grimm might notice me doing my best Adalind Schade impression here. The lovely dress you see me wearing is by¬†Umi Usagi and comes from a lucky board. You may remember my fairies blog post (and yes, as my friend asked me: what’re the differences between your fairies and butterflies? My answer to that: …shut up. I’m a wing fetishist XD) the beautiful fields of flowers behind me. These were at Umi. It’s well worth a visit not only to see Umi’s innovative styles, grab a few things from the lucky boards but also to wander around the stunning surroundings. Anyways, enough about that. On with the show:

Dress and hairbow: Umi Usagi Lucky board (0L)

http://slurl.com/secondlife/UmiUsagi/136/137/675

Pumps:¬†Evie’s Closet Fantasy (part of a fairy freebie – 0L)

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Oubliette/179/182/37?img=http%3A//farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/2952463994_be25ef27d0_o.png&title=Evie%27s%20Closet&msg=Be%20Enchanted

hair: alice project Steph (previous group gift, now for sale inworld)

Wings: Wishbox Freebie (0L)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BraveHearts/188/161/30

Eyes:¬†Umi’s Newbie gift (under 60L)

http://slurl.com/secondlife/UmiUsagi/136/137/675

Okay, so that concludes today’s post and sorry for being absent so long ūüė¶ Also, brief poll I’m throwing out there: This particular avatar, Alice, is only two months old for a reason. If you would like to see some of the sixty days gifts illustrated in here please let me know. I might just list them, I might model them but it really depends on whether my current readers will get anything from the photographs, since they do take a while LOL. Let me know and any feedback you can give is much appreciated

Alice xx