If your female avatar likes to wear pink, then do I have a bargain for you! Every October, the Beauty Factory womenswear store has an event to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, they are giving away a big pink box stuffed to overflowing with pink outfits. Baby pink, hot pink, and every shade of pink in between! Just teleport to the Beauty Factory store, join their group for only L$98, and click on the big pink box in the centre lobby to pick up your copy (see black arrow):
Find a spot with build rights, and unpack the big pink box. Inside are five more boxes, and inside those five boxes are a total of two hundred and seventy-four items of clothing! You’ll have to unpack each item separately, which might take you a little while, but it is so worth it!
Dresses, gowns, jumpsuits, rompers, tops, pants, leggings, fishnet, you name it—if it’s pink, it’s in there!! All items fit Maitreya Lara and Lara-compatible mesh bodies (e.g. LucyBody Atenea and Kalhene Analexa). Most items also come in a size to fit the Meshbody Legacy body, and a few come in sizes to fit Belleza Freya and INITHIUM Kupra.
Second Life supermodel Vanity Fair models just a few of these outfits (please click on each image in the gallery below to see it in a bigger size):
If you were not already a member of the Beauty Factory store group, your L$98 join fee nets you 274 gifts from the big pink box, PLUS another 22 group gifts from their spacious Gift Room, on the opposite side of the wall where you picked up the big pink box (exact SLURL). That’s a total of 296 items for only L$98, which works out to L$0.33 per item—a deal by any measure!
The catch is, you need to act quickly, because this bargain only runs until noon (Second Life Time/Pacific Time) of Friday, October 21st, 2022. So hurry down!
If you want even more news about fabulous freebies and bargains in Second Life than what I write about in this blog, may I recommend the Second Life group I maintain, called the RyanSchultz.com Steals, Deals & Freebies group? The group costs only L$50 to join; more information here.
If you have a LeLutka Evo X or an Akeruka ADVX female mesh head on your avatar, then do I have a sweet deal for you! Join the Nuve group (it’s currently free, for a limited time), and slap the vendor panels under the VIP Gifts sign to pick up a fatpack of Hailey skin, plus a fatpack of Hailey eyebrows, and a fatpack of lipsticks!
Nuve skins include both the head and body skin, in 15 different skintones, each in versions with and without the eyebrows (there’s also a box in the folder to unpack to get the matching ear skins). The Hailey eyebrow fatpack includes tintable eyebrows in six colours (white, blonde, ginger, red, brown, and black) to use with the browless version of the Hailey skin. The Hailey lip tint fatpack includes 16 shades of pink and red, plus two shades of grey, which you can tint any colour you wish!
But wait, there’s more! MUCH more! On the wall behind the front counter of the Nuve store are all the previous group gifts, which include human and fantasy skins for Catwa HDPRO, Genus, LeLutka Evolution classic, and LeLutka Evo X heads, plus eyebrows, eye shadows, eyeliners, and lipsticks. Among these gifts is the Amanda skin, which like the Hailey skin is a complete fatpack with 15 different skintones!
Please note that, according to the Nuve group notices, there is a notice dated Sept. 10th, 2022:
Our VIP group will be free for 3 days only. So if you have friends on a budget, spread the word.
So, hurry down, join the Nuve group while it is still free, and snap up the fabulous freebies! Also, in an earlier group notice, I learned that the store is giving away free weekly store credit:
Y’all keep forgetting to click the reward terminal! So, this is just a reminder. Reward terminal is at the reception desk (tablet on the desk). You can receive L$75 of store credit every week. Terminal resets every Monday.
Store credit accumulates, you won’t lose it. It can be used on every product at [the] mainstore, except products released exclusively in weekend sales.
Here’s where you can find that VIP reward terminal in the store, right next to an assortment of free gifts for everybody who drops by (no group join is required; they are mostly skin tints and Windlight/EEP settings):
This is what the Hailey skin looks like (this avatar is wearing the ivory skin tone, with the blonde Hailey eyebrows and one of the redder Hailey lip tints).
Looking this stunning for zero Linden dollars? Sign me up, honey!
Body: She is also wearing the LUCYBODY Atenea mesh body, which is a free Midnight Madness gift (you will have to pick up a L$250 Bakes on Mesh applier kit to use BoM skins like Hailey with it, however). The Atenea body is completely compatible with clothing designed for Maitreya Lara, except for footwear; the feet are Slink-compatible. You do not need to shell out for a L$2,750 Maitreya Lara body to wear Maitreya Lara clothing!
Outfit: This Cleo top and skirt were a free group gift from the Luna Chelsea store, but I just checked, and it is unfortunately no longer available. The Luna Chelsea group is free to join, and there are several other group gifts of female clothing available, though, as well as many Lucky Chairs and Midnight Madness boards (exact SLURL).
TOTAL COST FOR THIS ENTIRE AVATAR LOOK: Only L$250 (for the Atenea Bakes on Mesh kit, but I’m pretty sure I bought it for L$197 back in the day).
So, as you can see, joining the Nuve store group is a no-brainer! The proprietor is very smart to find a way to get potential customers coming into her store every week. And I will definitely join store groups where they give out free credit to group members every week or every month!
A new womenswear store has opened in Second Life, called Brillancia (SLURL). The Brillancia group is free to join, and among the 27 group gifts you can pick up, there is a L$500 gift card!
And you can put that gift card to immediate use on any of Brillancia’s ample stock of womenswear for your avatar! I chose this beautiful brocade Valery dress, which comes in eight different colours (black, white, pink, red, maroon, beige, chocolate, and blue). The Valery dress comes in sizes to fit the following mesh bodies: Maitreya Lara and Petite; Meshbody Legacy and Perky; INITHIUM Kupra and Kups; and eBody Reborn. With your L$500 gift card activated, you can pick up two colours for free!
The dress even comes with an optional shimmer/sparkle attachment! Here’s a short video clip demonstrating it:
Another option is this Nataly party dress, which comes in eight different colours as shown in the image below (sizes: Maitreya Lara and Petite; Meshbody Legacy and Perky; INITHIUM Kupra and Kups; and Belleza Freya). At L$250 each, you can use your free gift card to snap up two different colours!
According to a notice posted to the Brillancia group:
Hello everyone, the gift card will be valid until March 8th. After March 8th, the group will become paid. And I will systematically organize sales and gift cards for the group members! Therefore, if you have friends who have not used the card yet, invite them to us. Also, a new group gift is waiting for you soon!
So, hurry on down to pick up your group gifts, plus the L$500 gift card, before it’s gone, and you have to pay to join the Brillancia group!
P.S. The Brillancia gift card is transferable, if you rez it on Second Life land where you have build rights, wait for it to initialize, then take it back into your inventory. Then you can give it to a friend (or an alt 😉 )…
Safira is a Second Life womenswear store known for its fun and colourful fashion, but did you know that they have a huge group gift room as well? If you join the Safira store group for just L$50, you can pick up no less than ninety-eight free group gifts!
Today, Second Life supermodel Moesha Heartsong will show you a few of the group gifts you can snap up! The Shawn dress in pink with tiny red hearts comes with an optional white harness, and Moesha is wearing it with another Safira group gift, the Lola heels with socks (also with tiny red hearts!). Both the dress and the shoes come in sizes to fit the Maitreya, Legacy, Hourglass, Freya, and Isis mesh bodies.
The Roxanne bodysuit comes in Maitreya and Hourglass sizes, and with a HUD featuring a complete array of mix-and-match colours for the top and pants (you can tint the belt separately). The Annie ribbon choker which Moesha is wearing is a free gift from Pretty Deceased, which also comes with a fatpack HUD (no group needed for the choker; just teleport here and click on the gift box on the floor!).
Along with the Annie ribbon choker in a different colour, Moesha models the Ellie knotted top, which comes in a complete fatpack of solid colours and floral textures (Maitreya, Legacy, Freya, Isis, Hourglass), paired with the Aiden floral jean shorts (Maitreya, Legacy, Freya, Isis).
The simple, beautiful Zenda dress comes in a fatpack of ten different colours and textures (sizes: Maitreya; Belleza Freya and Isis; Slink Hourglass and Physique).
This Renee bodycon knit dress comes in four different textures, and the optional belt has three options (sizes: Maitreya, Freya, Isis, and Hourglass).
The aptly-named Summer minidress comes in three different tropical textures as shown below (Maitreya, Freya, Isis, and Hourglasss sizes)—perfect for your next virtual resort vacation!
These are just eight of the 98 group gifts available from Safira for only L$50, which works out to half a Linden dollar per outfit—a bargain under any circumstances!