Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Free Gifts from the Halloween Shop and Hop Event!

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There’s no less than 14 shopping sims at this year’s Halloween Shop and Hop event in Second Life! At every merchant booth, there is a free gift for you—many are Halloween-themed, but others are not. Below, Vanity Fair models a selection of gifts which I think you’ll enjoy.

Once I saw the generous Shop and Hop gifts from Sintiklia and AtaMe, I knew that I would be taking this picture! The Yasmine hair from Sintiklia comes in a fatpack of regular and Halloween shades, with styling options for both normal and windswept looks! And the stunning Lilly gown fatpack by AtaMe includes a HUD to change the texture of the bodice to five different metals, as well as select both the colour (6 shades) and the transparency (4 levels) of the swirling skirts. The Lilly gown comes in sizes to fit Maitreya, Legacy, and Kupra mesh bodies.

Strike a pose! The Lilly gown by AtaMe and Yasmine hair by Sintiklia

There’s several beautiful ballgowns at the Halloween Shop and Hop for you to pick up! From the SOFIA booth comes this sexy red Anne Star gown (sizes: Maitreya Lara, Belleza Freya Perky, Slink Hourglass, and Meshbody Legacy).

The Anne Star gown package includes a set of cream-coloured Eden jewelry (earrings, necklace, a ring and even a clutch purse!), which Vanity Fair is wearing below with the gift from Sascha’s Designs, a romantic cream gown with an optional flexiprim skirt attachment:

You’re all set for your next fancy event in Second Life in this ensemble! The gown comes in sizes to fit Maitreya regular and Petite; Legacy regular and Perky; Slink Physique and Hourglass; Belleza Freya; Tonic Curvy and Fine; and Kupra mesh bodies, as well as a medium-sized standard fitmesh version. (Please note that when you add the unpacker HUD, it rather disconcertingly fills your entire viewer screen, so attach it to your right hand instead, right click on the HUD and select Edit, then drag what versions you need from the Contents tab to your inventory.)

The gift from Bee Dumpling and Solas NaGealai of Silvan Moon Designs is this Anais Saturna gown, which comes with an optional coat and a chain belt in three colours: black, gold, or pewter as shown (the dress and coat comes in Maitreya Lara and Slink sizes).

The Anais Saturna gown by Silvan Moon Designs

From the TO.KISKI booth comes this complete outfit (dress, shoes, cat head band, and an animesh floating heart for your hand), plus a black voodoo rabbit doll!

This sexy red metallic dress with matching heels is sure to be a hit at the nightclub! The dress and shoes come in sizes to fit Maitreya, Belleza/Hourglass, and Legacy/Classic. Here’s s short video showing you one of the six different animesh hearts in action:

The generous gift from Essenz is a complete fatpack of these Aranea pumps, adorned with a spiderweb and dangling spider! Perfect for a dressier Hallowe’en outfit! These shoes fit Legacy, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh feet.

The gift from Caverna Obscura is this lovely autumn maple leaves head wreath, which is completely adjustable (other styling credits for this autumn maiden look can be found here):

Autumn Maiden (wreath by Caverna Obscura; other styling credits)

Among the many gifts from the Petrichor booth are a set of Azre weedcrowns, which come in no less than 36 different colours!

If you’re trying to pull together a witch look this season, here are two gifts for either end of your witch! (Do you know which end of your witch is which? 😉 ) The witch heels are from Hilly Haalan (they come in two colours, black as shown and green, sized to fit Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink mesh feet), and the wonderful witch’s hat and rigged mask are from Giulia Design. Click on each picture to see them in a larger size, and appreciate all the details…

And if you’re feeling devilish, perhaps you’ll want to snag these delightful purple horns from AERTH, which feature an animated orange swirling pattern! You’re sure to stand out in any crowd of demons! 😉

I leave you with the present from Jian, which is a keeper! It’s a cat sleeping on a pillow. If you click on it, you can change the texture of the feline’s fur, as well as the colour of the pillow! It’s adorable, and instantly earns a place in my Linden home.

The Hallowe’en Shop and Hop is on until the end of October, of course, so there’s no hurry! I’d suggest waiting until later on in the shopping event, when it’s less crowded and laggy.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: I forgot to mention that there are also a number of free store credit offers available at the Halloween Shop and Hop! The following list is courtesy of SL vlogger NovataSecondLife—thank you for compiling it!

Addams 400L credits FREE
Ghee – 150L giftcard
Dust – 250L giftcard
Vanity Hair – 200L
TREND (250L credit Free)
Bumblebee (500L Giftcard Free)
Monomania – 250L Free ( pay 1l it get refund)
EscalateD – 250L Giftcard FREE
NEW! Alme – 250L (expires Dec. 31st, 2021)

You can pick up one of these lovely Flora tea dresses (which come in six different floral patterns) for free using the L$150 gift card available from the Ghee booth at the Hallowe’en Shop and Hop event

UPDATE Oct. 4th, 2021: One last fabulous freebie! Check out these truly glorious red wings, part of a complete outfit from the Alter booth at the Hallowe’en Shop and Hop! The outfit comes in sizes to fit Maitreya Lara; Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus; Slink Physique and Hourglass; and Meshbody Classic/TMP mesh bodies, plus five standard sizes. (The dress in the picture below is the gift from TO.KISKI, which I discussed earlier in this blogpost.)

Happy freebie shopping!

UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Three Stores Offering L$500 Free Store Credit Each, But This Weekend Only!

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LANA, Shy Doll, and Studio Nova are three stores on a brand new sim, and to celebrate the grand opening, each store’s group is free to join, and each store is offering a L$500 free store credit as a group gift—but only for this weekend! Obviously, the sim has been quite busy (it’s a homestead sim which can only handle twenty avatars at a time, max), so you might need to keep trying to get in (or use a tool like the handy, free Teleporter Hammer).

With the free store credit at clubwear store Studio Nova, I was able to pick up two different colours of this Laury top and matching asymetrical skirt:

From the Shy Doll store, I used the credit to pick up this lovely two-piece Alissa set, a bodysuit and a separate, sheer laced overshirt! I consider this is an SL wardrobe staple which you can repurpose to use in many other ways, as I have shown in this blogpost, where I turned it into a Disney princess outfit!

And even better, you can pick up not one but two different colours of the Alissa set as free group gifts with your ShyDoll group tag: rose and an iridescent purple! You can then mix and match the bodysuit and sheer overshirt, if you want to mix it up.

There was so much to choose from at the LANA store, but in the end I decided on two dresses. This is the Hazel long bodycon dress, which comes in many different colours—just the thing for an elegant evening out!

And yes, Auntie Ryan is still an absolute sucker for a full-blown ballgown! 😉 (Oh, lawsy, lawsy, lawsy, if you only knew how many ballgowns I have in my avatars’ Second Life inventories…Auntie Ryan may need to find herself a 12-step Ballgowns Anonymous group!)

But behold this truly glorious Destiny gown, which includes optional sleeves and an optional lace overskirt, with the lace tintable on the bodice, sleeves, and overskirt using the included HUD! (There’s also optional sparkles, but I left them off; they’re pretty seizure-inducing…)

So hurry on down to the three-store sim (here’s your taxi), before the end of this weekend, and scoop up those free store credits—and some fabulous free fashion!

You tell’em Auntie Ryan sent you. 😉

UPDATE Sept. 6th, 2021: I checked today (Monday, September 6th), and the free group store credits are still available to pick up. Hurry down before they’re gone!!!

And I am completely head over heels in love with the Destiny ballgown by LANA! Here’s what it looks like in white; I tinted the lace layer on the sleeves, bodice and skirt to a light pink to match my jewelry, and I just love love love it!!! I am all ready to meet my Prince Charming and have him sweep me off my feet.

UPDATE Sept. 7th, 2021: I checked again early this morning and the free store credit is still available at LANA, so I picked up this absolutely stunning Clara ballgown for an alt. The gown comes in two pieces, a sleek full-length gown, and an optional, dramatic overskirt attachment:

And if you like, you can even pick up a fatpack of three colours of this Clara gown (black, white, and red), in a special blood-splattered version, for the price of a single gown! Here’s what the red bloody gown looks like on my vampire alt. Equal parts fashion and horror! (You can pick up the lantern for only L$5 here on the SL Marketplace.)

The sim is a lot less busy than it was over the weekend, so if this entices you, get down here, snap up that free store credit, and go do some serious shopping!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: New Addams VIP Group and L$500 Store Credit!

The popular Second Life womenswear store Addams is celebrating its 7th birthday with a brand new store group, the Addams Store VIP group, which you can join for only L$5! With your group membership, you can pick up a full fatpack of the Tiara bikini, which comes with an open shirt to wear over top, as well as L$500 in store credit to spend on whatever you wish (the credit is enough to get you two pieces of clothing or footwear):

The Addams store is extremely busy at the moment, but you can also teleport into the sim next door, Addams Land, join the group (just search for “Addams Store VIP” under Groups in Search), pick up the new group gift outfit and the L$500 credit, and do a little camshopping at the Addams store the next sim over (here’s detailed instructions on how you camshop). Two sims, no waiting! 😉

Here’s an example of an outfit you can pick up for that L$500, the Penelope black leather jacket and top paired with Penelope black jeans, plus a free necklace to complete the emsemble! You can use the included HUD to change the top under the jacket to one of dozens of different colours, as well as make it either opaque or transparent (with an optional bra underneath). Lots of options!

You only have five days to use the L$500 in store credits before they expire, so don’t delay! Happy shopping!

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!