I received the following message from Mimi Marie in Sinespace yesterday:
~ Under The Stars Formal Party ~
What: A Spring Garden Party will be held in the region of the beautiful Mystery Isle! Join us for dancing in the temple while watching the sunset and the stars glimmer like diamonds in the sky. Our music this evening will be a mix of String Quartet and Cello versions of popular rock songs presented by SpiralSilverstar, your DJ and host. Put a 1000 Watt smile on your avie and join us! Gold prizes and other gifts will be randomly given.
Where: Type Mystery Isle in your search tab
When: Wednesday May 20th, 2020 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST.
Dress: Semi Formal/Formal Attire encouraged but not required.
Side Note: Please support our amazing creators and designers and consider a purchase from the many beautiful products that might be suitable for this special event. Thank you!
For this event we ask that you come prepared with a “Snow Ball” to sell to Spiral for Gold prizes. This will simply make the gold give smoother and less time consuming. Go to Shop>Gestures>Snowball. Its is free to grab. If you need more information on how to do this transaction please contact me here or via in-world mail.
The snowball gets around a quirk of Sinespace: avatars cannot give each other Gold, Sinespace’s in-world currency! However, you can “sell” a free item (like the snowball) to another person, which is a clever work-around way for someone to send you a gift or prize of Gold.
So, get dressed up in your finest outfit, and come join us as we dance under the stars!
This blogpost is sponsored by Sinespace, and was written in my role as an embedded reporter for this virtual world (more details here).
You probably already know that my passionate hobby is to create a complete head-to-toe Second Life avatar look from scratch, while spending as few Linden dollars as possible! (You can find all my previous, patented 15-minute SL avatar makeovers tagged here on my blog, including this latest post).
Mesh Body and Nails: Juliet by Altamura (this was a limited-time group gift from Valentine’s Day 2019, which I turn to again and again on this blog; at the time I joined the Altamura group it was only L$50, but it now costs L$100 to join their group; this Juliet body is now for sale in-store only at the full price). In order to use the Essences skin below, I needed to buy and install the Omega system kit for Altamura (available for L$99 at this exact SLURL).
Skin Applier: The Sibyl skin applier for Catwa heads from Essences (free group gift; group is free to join; more information is available here). At the back of the Essences store, you can pick up a set of Omega body skin appliers in all eight skin tones for only L$1! (This avatar is wearing the darkest skin tone, E8.)
Hair: What you see here is a combination of a black hairbase from Catwa’s Master HUD, paired with the Pulled Back Bun hair that is already in your Second Life inventory! Just open your inventory, and scroll down to the very bottom of your inventory window to find the Library folder. It’s in Library / Accessories / Hair Design Options / Pulled Back Bun folder. It’s free, completely adjustable, tintable, and uncomplicated, and it fits well under hats and hoods, too!
Sari: This lovely sari is a free gift from the Habibi sim (just join the Habibi group for free, and click on the sign at the spawn point of this Middle Eastern themed sim).
Animation Override: Those of you who have been following the fifteen-minute SL avatar makeovers on my blog already know that my favourite freebie AO was one that was put out by a store called [ImpEle], called Chubby Girl AO. That store closed down years and years ago, but until recently this AO was still available to purchase for free from the SL Marketplace. All you had to do was add a separate hands-only AO for Bento hands (which were thoughtfully included for free with the various freebie versions of the Altamura mesh bodies) and you were all set to go! Unfortunately, this item has now been removed from the SL Marketplace, but I have provided step-by-step instructions on how to assemble your own Bento AO for only L$2!
In fact, the only thing that the Before and After avatars have in common are the earrings! These glorious Arpita earrings are by Mashooka Designs, a wonderful Indian clothing and accessories store which left the grid a long time ago, but continues on in the SL Marketplace (unfortunately, these earrings are no longer available).
TOTAL COST FOR THIS AVATAR LOOK: Only L$150! (It cost me L$50 at the time to join the Altamura group to get the Juliet mesh body group gift, L$99 for the Omega system kit for that body, and I paid L$1 for the Omega body skin appliers from Essences to match the Sybil Catwa head skin.)