Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Free Angel Wings!

If you act quickly, you can pick up a free pair of beautiful, Bento angel wings for your Second Life avatar. Join the Blueberry group for L$20, and check the group notices for a HUD. Simply attach the HUD and click on it, and you will be awarded L$350 in free store credit for Blueberry!

Of course, the sim where the Blueberry store is jam-packed with avatars at the moment, so unless you have a Premium account, or use a handy tool like the Teleport Hammer, you are unlikely to get in to use those credits before they expire in a week. However, you can easily get into the two neighbouring sims, and do some cam shopping! (Here’s a blogpost with all the information you need to cam shop. All you need to do is change a couple of settings in your SL viewer, and you’re all set to go!)

You’ll have to use your camera to hunt through the store to find the angel wings, though (it’s located to the right of the grand staircase):

These wings come in a variety of colours, and the package includes Bento and non-Bento (static) versions. Just right-click on the shade you desire, select Menu, then choose to pay using your store credits. Each pair of wings costs L$250, so you still have L$100 left over to put towards another purchase.

The wings are unisex and work just as well for male avatars as for female ones, as you can see here:

In fact, over the past couple of years I have been steadily using the generous Blueberry free store credits given away at various events like the Shop and Hop, to build a small inventory of angel wings for each of my Second Life alts! (Hey, you never know when a halo and pair of angel wings come in handy 😉 )

The credits are only good for another week, so don’t delay!

Here’s the SLURL for the Blueberry store, and the SLURLs for the two neighbouring sims (for cam-shopping purposes) are here and here. Like I said, you’ll have better luck with the latter SLURLs than trying to hammer your way into the main store sim.

Happy shopping!

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Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: the Marco Bakes-on-Mesh Male Bento Mesh Head for Only L$50 from Alantori!

Unfortunately, it can be more difficult to find free and inexpensive options for mesh heads and bodies for male avatars than female avatars. In particular, cheap male mesh heads (both static and Bento) can be hard to come by.

However, I recently learned that if you join the Alantori group for L$50, among the many free group gifts you can pick up from their in-store gift wall is the Marco Bakes-on-Mesh compatible male Bento mesh head, as shown here by the red arrow (here’s the exact SLURL):

Here is what the Marco head looks like with the included shape, wearing a Bakes on Mesh skin called Brent from 7 Deadly Skins (part of a group gift I picked up last June):

All I had to do was play around with the eyebrow sliders to fix the shape and position of the eyebrows, and he’s all set to go!

Please keep in mind that you will still need to find a Bakes-on-Mesh compatible mesh body to finish your avatar look. (For this quick-and-dirty single head shot, I just used the classic system body.)

Here’s a blogpost on how to find free and inexpensive mesh bodies for male avatars, which includes information on a few Bakes-on-Mesh compatible models. I keep this updated as I find new items, so bookmark it and check back often!

Happy shopping!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Free Ciara Bakes-on-Mesh Female Bento Mesh Head from Dream

There’s a new Stay at Home Club promotional event taking place in stores located across the Second Life grid, with special free gifts for those of us who are stuck at home during the pandemic.

Among those deals is a completely free, Bakes-in-Mesh-compatible, fully-adjustable female Bento mesh had called Ciara, from a store called Dream (here’s the SLURL):

Just click the panel, and Ciara is yours! Here is what she looks like using one of the Elvira Bakes-on-Mesh skins I picked up from the Christmas tree at 7 Deadly Skins last December:

I had to tinker a bit with the default shape that comes with it to make the eyes a bit less sleepy-looking, but it’s a lovely head and you certainly can’t beat the price: free!

Happy shopping!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: L$300 Free Store Credit from Gaall, Vaxer, Sweet Temptations, and Chic & Shoes

We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming…”  If you are looking for my blogposts about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, please click here. I have returned to the original purpose of this blog—covering “news and views on social VR, virtual worlds, and the metaverse”.


Yesterday I received a message from Moonshine Allerhand, the co-owner and designer for four different Second Life stores:

Hey!

We know most of you will stay at home, so I want to gift all my loyal subscribers with L$300 store credit. You can choose your favorite store (Gaall, Vaxer, Sweet Temptations or Chic & Shoes).

You can get the credit only once (March 21-25th) and it will be available for you to use until the end of the month (March 31st).

Here are the landmarks of the stores:
Gaall
Vaxer
Sweet Temptations
Chic & Shoes

At each store, there is a large sign advertising the free credit:

Just click on the sign, and on the blue pop-up window that appears, select which one of the four stores for which you want the L$300 credit:

(You might want to visit each of the four store using the SLURLs posted above before you click the Free Credit sign and choose the store; each store has different merchandise.)

Once you have received your credit, just click on the vendor for the item you want (in this example, the Edna sweater and skirt set from Sweet Temptations), In the blue pop-up window, click on the Store Credit button:

You will then be asked to confirm that you want to use your allocated store credit, and the item is delivered to you!

The Edna sweater and skirt set from Sweet Temptations comes in a size specifically to fit Altamura mesh bodies (which this avatar is wearing), as well as Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and Tonic mesh bodies. The included HUD gives you ten colour and pattern options.

Free fashion feels good! Happy shopping!