Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: End-of-Year Freebies for Male Avatars

Well, Advent calendar season is almost over, and I have spent most of it focused on fabulous freebies for female avatars, but I wanted to blog about some men’s freebies that you can pick up today.

First, please meet Silver Quick, my handsome male alt who will be modeling today’s finds:

Silver Quick is wearing:

  • Head, Eyes and Eyebrows: the recent group gift of the Alain Bento, Bakes on Mesh head from LeLutka
  • Body: Romeo by Altamura (a Valentine’s Day group gift a couple of years ago; to use Bakes on Mesh skin on this body, you must first purchase an Omega system kit for Altamura for L$99 at this exact SLURL, and obtain the free Bakes on Mesh kit from Altamura (at this exact SLURL in their in-world store)
  • Bakes on Mesh Skin: Delphinus by Altamura (included with the Bakes on Mesh kit mentioned above)
  • Hair: Jamie by Firelight, a free gift available here
  • Shorts: Alejandro shorts from the starter avatars in the Library folder of your SL inventory
  • Animation Override: Tuty’s Daily sLIFE Free Bento AO (free from the Tuty animations store)
The Altamura Bakes on Mesh kit includes a BoM Omega relay and the Delphinus skin

Our first stop today is NERO N7 menswear store, where (if you join their store group for free), you can pick up a free L$500 gift card, good for anything in the store:

Next, we hit a couple of Advent calendars that are still up!

Donni’s Dollies has an Advent calendar where the odd-numbered dates (plus Dec. 12th and Dec. 24th) have gifts of menswear as well as womenswear (no group is needed). Here is the black and gold tuxedo from December 24th:

No Shot still has their 12 Days of Christmas calendar up, too. Here is one of the 12 menswear gifts you can pick up, a camouflage outfit with boots:

Here’s another nice outfit from the No Shot calendar, which also includes the shoes:

And here’s a business suit outfit from the same calendar, with shoes:

The ACCESS shopping event has many lovely gifts for both men and women (you have to join the ACCESS group for free to pick up these gifts).

Here’s a pro tip to help you quickly find the gifts you want at this and at other events: if you are using the Firestorm viewer, select Area Search under the World menu, then enter a keyword you are searching for (e.g. “varsity”). Then, from the list of search results, right-click the one you are interested in, and select Zoom from the pop-up menu as shown here:

Your camera will then zoom in on the specific giftbox you have selected! All you have to do is click on it and it’s yours! This tip can save you a lot of wandering around at crowded sales events where there are dozens and dozens of vendor booths.

Do a keyword search for “GRAILED” to get this Zion hoodie fatpack by GRAILED, which includes a HUD with 30 different colours and patterns:

And do a keyword search for “Varsity” to pick up this Randon jacket and long sweater combo from Varsity, with two HUDs to change the colour of both the jacket and sweater. You’ll need to alpha out your arms and hands for this hands-in-pockets look!

Our final stop is the Shop and Hop event, where there are a few men’s freebies to pick up. The gift from Etham is this shirt-and-hoodie combo, which comes with a HUD to change the colour of both the shirt and the hoodie individually:

The gift from Mossu is this cheerful Christmas cardigan:

The present from Lapointe and Bastchild’s SWEAR store at the Winter Shop and Hop are these wonderfully-detailed tundra patrol boots, in a camouflage snowflake pattern:

Happy freebie shopping!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Advent Calendar Gifts for December 19th, 2020

Here’s my blogpost with links to four lists of Advent Calendars and 12 Days of Christmas Calendars, plus my “Top Ten” Calendars you should not miss in 2020!

Today’s gift from Wow Skins is the Steffy skin in the sandy skin tone (the Wow group costs L$199 to join):

The present from 7 Deadly S[k]ins is the Hope skin in the cloud skin tone, which comes in both Bakes on Mesh/system skins and a Omega skin applier, in versions with or without the glossy pink lipstick (the 7 Deadl S[k]ins group has a group join fee of L$1,000 during the month of December):

Firelight Hair‘s gift from their Advent calendar is the lovely long Rebecca hairstyle, which comes with a three-colour HUD as shown (the Firelight group is free to join):

Time to bring out the soon-to-be famous Second Life supermodel 😉 Moesha Heartsong, to model some of today’s apparel, footwear and jewelry gifts!

Below, Moesha is wearing two gifts from JUMO: today’s gift of the gold and silver Stella jewelry set, plus the December 16th gift, the Sirena tied top and separate long skirt, which comes in a pattern to match the top plus the silver-grey version shown here. Remember that JUMO is one of the 12 Days of Christmas calendars where you can swoop down and pick up all the gifts at one time!

I leave you with the gift from Virtue, the Mireya outfit in grey and green (the Virtue group is free to join):

Also, don’t forget to check out the free Bento, Bakes on Mesh-compatible full-body male and female mesh bodies at the Altamura store, among their 12 Days of Christmas gifts! More details here.

Happy freebie shopping!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Advent Calendar Gifts for December 15th, 2020

Here’s my blogpost with links to four lists of Advent Calendars and 12 Days of Christmas Calendars, plus my “Top Ten” Calendars you should not miss in 2020!

I have quite the haul of goodies today to show you!

Today’s gift from Essenz are these delightful laced-up green Iceland boots, perfect for braving whatever virtual winter weather Second Life may throw at you, in style! These fur-trimmed high-heel boots come in sizes to fit Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink mesh feet (not Meshbody Legacy, though). The Iceland boots come with a HUD to change the metals, the colour of the sole, and the colour and texture of the fur! The Essenz group costs L$350 to join, or if you just want to get these Iceland boots, non group members can purchase them for only L$50.

Today’s Advent calendar gift from Firelight Hair is the Belle hairstyle, which comes with a mini-HUD of three blonde colours as shown below (the Firelight group is free to join):

And here’s today’s gift from Virtue (the Virtue group is free to join):

I am quite taken—literally tickled pink!—with this pink, daringly low-cut blouse, which is the present from the Advent calendar at Entice (the Entice group is free to join):

From 7 Deadly S[k]ins comes the Asmita skin, which comes in a fatpack of lighter skin tones (the example in the picture below is called pineapple). Remember that the 7 Deadly S[k]ins group costs L$1,000 to join during the month of December, and you can purchase the previous days’ Advent calendar gifts from the store for only L$25 each.

The present from Wow Skins is the Libby Bakes on Mesh skin in the sandy skin tone (the Wow group costs L$199 to join):

The December 14th gift from the 12 Days of Christmas calendar at Baby Monkey is this beautifully textured leather skirt, which includes a 3-colour HUD as shown:

Finally, among today’s gifts from the eBENTO shopping event calendar is the following emerald green Brigitte ballgown from Glitter, which comes with a HUD to change the colour of the tiny top and bottom pearls (which are separate attachments you can add or remove as you wish) to one of four options: black, silver, gold, or a sparkly transparent texture!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Advent Calendar Gifts for December 14th, 2020

Here’s my blogpost with links to four lists of Advent Calendars and 12 Days of Christmas Calendars, plus my “Top Ten” Calendars you should not miss in 2020!

Today’s gift from Virtue is the Felicia outfit…the package says it’s green, but I see it more as light blue! The Virtue group is free to join.

The present from the Advent calendar at Firelight Hair is this longer Raquel hairstyle, which includes a mini-HUD with three blonde and red colours as shown:

Today’s version of the Hope Bakes on Mesh skin is in a darker skin tone called Walnut. The 7 Deadly S[k]ins group costs L$1,000 to join during the month of December, and you can purchase the previous days’ Advent calendar gifts from the store for only L$25 each.

Finally, we have these St. Lucia shoes in purple from Essenz, which come in sizes to fit Maitreya, Belleza, and Legacy mesh feet (not Slink). The shoes come with a HUD to change the metals and the colour of the sole. The Essenz group costs L$350 to join, or if you just want to get this single pair of shoes, non group members can purchase them for only L$50. 

Today’s gift from Baby Monkey are these Esther boots. The Advent calendar at Baby Monkey does not require a group join; you simply pay L$1 for each day’s gift, and your Linden dollar will automatically be refunded. All gifts will be available and free until January 1st, 2021, so if you choose, you can visit anytime between Christmas Eve and the end of the year to pick up all the presents at one time! Very handy.

And finally, from JUMO we receive the Gala Rachel gold crown and earrings:

Remember, JUMO is another Advent calendar where you can swoop down and vacuum up all the fabulous free gifts between Christmas and New Year’s Day!

Happy freebie shopping!