UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Four L$1 Bento, Bakes on Mesh Male Heads from Ca’lum

Ca’lum (creator of the Viktor head which I had reviewed previously on this blog) has released three editions of its new version 2.0 Bento, Bakes-on-Mesh-compatible male heads:

Straight Nose (SL Marketplace Listing)

Upturned Nose (SL Marketplace Listing)

Roman Nose (SL Marketplace Listing)

Here’s what the upturned nose version of the head looks like with a Bakes on Mesh skin from my inventory, along with some freebie mesh eyes from ARTE (the mesh eyes that come with the package wouldn’t work for me). The ears and teeth are separate attachments, and the ears are adjustable. Each head comes with 4 different eyelash tattoo layers.

All in all, these are quite handsome heads, and you certainly cannot beat the price: only one Linden dollar each! So if you are in the market for an inexpensive male mesh head, one of these three models may well fit the bill.

UPDATE May 26th, 2021: Miserage reminded me that there are, in fact, four dollarbie heads from Ca’lum! I forgot to mention the Aquiline Nose head, which you can check out on the SL Marketplace. It is also only L$1! Thanks, Miserage!

A side profile look at the Aquiline Nose male mesh head by Ca’lum

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Blueberry Is Offering L$500 in Free Store Credit!

From May 9th through to May 13th, 2021, to celebrate the popular womenswear store’s ninth anniversary, Blueberry is offering L$500 in free store credit to all Blueberry group members! Just look for the attachment in the group notices, open it, and click on it to automatically get your L$500 credit. The store credit must be used within two weeks. (If you are not already a member of the Blueberry store group, it costs only L$20 to join.)

In addition, Blueberry is having a 50% off sale, but only from May 9th to 13th. It’s the perfect time to use that store credit, since it will go twice as far! Happy freebie shopping!

Bronze Beauty: A Head-to-Toe Second Life Avatar Makeover for Only L$197!

I still derive a great deal of personal satisfaction from styling a Second Life avatar as inexpensively as possible, but still looking like I spent thousands of Linden dollars! Here is what I was able to create today, using as my starting point a wonderful free skin I found at the COCOAMATRIX store, called Avril:

This avatar stands out in any crowd! She is wearing:

  • Head: Genus Strong Face (a free gift head from the Genus Project; includes the mesh eyes shown)
  • Body: Atenea body by LUCYBODY (a free Midnight Mania gift, more information here; requires a L$197 Bakes on Mesh applier to wear BoM skins)
  • Skin: Avril from COCOAMATRIX (this striking bronzed skin is a free group gift; the COCOAMATRIX group is free to join)
  • Hair: Raphael hair by Sintiklia (a free gift from their gift wall)
  • Outfit: Shey by Scandalize (the top and leggings are both free group gifts from the Scandalize Outlet store; more information here)
  • Pumps: Wales pumps by Essenz (I joined the Essenz group when they had a free group join period, and a fatpack of these versatile pumps were a recent group gift)

TOTAL COST OF THIS AVATAR LOOK: Only L$197! If this isn’t proof that you can pull together a polished look in SL for next to nothing, I don’t know what is.

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: L$900 in Free Store Credit from Addams and Scandalize!

Addams and Scandalize are probably two of the most popular clothing stores on the grid, and to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend, they are giving away free store credit!

Join the Scnadalize group for only L$20 and you can pick up L$500 in free store credit, which you can use to buy anything in the store. There’s also a special Mother’s Day gift for Scandalize shoppers!

Addams is also giving away L$400 in free store credit from May 7th to 9th, 2021, if you join the Addams group for only L$19. The credit can be used on yourself, or to buy a gift for a friend! In addition, when you click the board in-store, you are automatically entered in a giveaway for one of three Starbucks gift cards!

So head on down to Addams and Scandalize today! And don’t forget to scoop up all the womenswear freebies at the new Scandalize/Melody group gift skybox!

Happy freebie shopping!