Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: The Snow Queen Enchantment Event and Hunt

Each round of the Enchantment shopping event in Second Life is based on a theme from a fairy tale or fantasy, and this time around, the theme is the Snow Queen! There’s also a Snow Queen hunt with free hunt gifts.

In this picture I show you the Pearl Crystal ballgown by Petite Mort, one of the vendors participating in the Enchantment event (SLURL). In addition to the pearl colour shown, it comes in blush pink, periwinkle blue, and black, at only L$230 per colour:

In addition to this stunning ballgown, my Snow Queen avatar is wearing three free prizes from the Enchantment Snow Queen Hunt:

  • The Snow Coronet crown by Spyralle (with snowflake particle effects you can turn on and off by clicking on it);
  • Frostelle snowflake earrings by MOEKO (with a HUD to change them to one of six different colours, including the icy blue shown here);
  • The Ice Crystal Swirl surrounding her is the hunt prize from Attitude is an Artform

The rest of my Snow Queen outfit is described here and here.

Here are the Snow Queen Hunt hints, and pictures of the hunt prizes (at the bottom of the web page). Enchantment runs from November 9th to December 2nd, 2019, so hurry down!

Pictures taken at the New Horizon Winter Land.

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Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: The Spookzilla Hunt

This year’s Spookzilla Hunt (SLURL), with dozens and dozens of Second Life stores participating, takes place from October 25th to 31st, 2019. There’s a row of vendor plaques lined up along one street near the spawn point, where you can pick up each vendor’s hunt key to see what prizes you’re hunting for! Each vendor has a differently coloured and patterned ghost that you are searching for. And some of those ghosts are fiendishly hidden! Set aside a few hours for this hunt.

Please note that this is not a free hunt; hunt prizes vary in price from L$10 to L$25 each. But this year there are also many tables of free gifts from the various vendors scattered throughout the sim, so even if you don’t feel like hunting, pay a visit anyway!

Here is one of the hunt prizes by ANTAYA, the red and black Victorian-era Lamia gown, absolutely perfect for my vampire roleplay avatar!

The lace detail at the neck is particularly lovely!

Here’s all six of the hunt prizes from Baetik, a complete witch’s outfit!

The outfit pictured here consists of five separate hunt prizes:

  • a witch headpiece with horns
  • a matching witch choker
  • witch shoes
  • witch staff (with or without animation and on/off particle effects)
  • a black long witch’s gown with a high collar

There’s also a black crow with a hold animation, too!

This final look is a more traditional witch’s outfit from N.MA, complete with hat and flyable broom! The outfit comes in five separate hunt pieces:

  • Persephone Hat
  • Persephone Dress
  • Persephone Shawl
  • Persephone Broom (ridable!)
  • And a set of HUDs to allow you change the colours of the hat, shawl, dress, dress trim, and various aspects of the waist cincher to any of 20 different colours!

This is easily the most versatile witch outfit you could ever own! Here’s another couple of examples from the thousands of combinations you could create—good witch, bad witch, and everything in between!

The black pumps in the three pictures above are from a free set of women’s classic pumps by Marquesse, available from the excellent freebie store at Ajuda SL Brasil on the third floor (here’s the SLURL).

Here the SLURL to the Spookzilla Hunt sim. Happy Halloween hunting!

All pictures taken at the Spookzilla Hunt sim, Monstera.

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Two YouTube Channels You Should Follow

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I’ve been meaning to write this blogpost for a long while. I have two YouTube channels that I watch regularly for news about Second Life steals, deals, and freebies:

We’ll start with Naria Panthar first. And what better introduction than her hour-and-a-half-long YouTube video where she unpacks all the gifts you can pick up at the Christmas Shop and Hop!

Now, you might think this is too long to watch, but think about it this way: if you had to fight your way through the lag to traverse all five sims, then pick up all the gifts, then take them home and unpack them all, it would probably take you as long or longer! (It took me at least two full hours to cover the entire Shop and Hop due to the horrendous lag and problems with sim crossings, and that doesn’t include unpacking time!) And, after watching this video, you can zero in on the gifts you want and avoid the ones you don’t!

And watching Naria’s unpacking videos is a hoot. She has definite, strong opinions about most of the items she unpacks and tries on, and she doesn’t shy away from strong language either in her often hilarious commentary.


Cat Pink’s videos are also worth subscribing to. Her videos are in Spanish, but she doesn’t talk a lot and she includes English subtitles, so it’s not hard to follow the action. Here’s an example, a recent video showing various free and inexpensive animation overrides (AOs):

One service that Cat Pink provides, which some Second Life content creators might not appreciate very much, is that she compiles videos of various hunts in SL, showing you exactly where the hunt items are hidden in each of the stops along the way! Here’s an example, a recent hunt for dollarbie items hidden at Arata Shouten, a store I had never heard of before:

Some people do consider this cheating; they are welcome to avoid those particular videos on her YouTube channel if they choose. Frankly, I just don’t have enough time to hunt for every single item, and then take it home and unpack it, just to find out it’s something I don’t want. Cat Pink often unpacks and shows us each of the hunt prizes she finds, too! I think it’s a wonderful service. I hope she does a video on the Peace on Earth hunt before it ends on New Year’s Eve! With over 100 stores participating, it is always a rather grueling ordeal to get through it all every year, and yesI will watch her hunt videos in future!

So there you have it—two YouTubers whose coverage of steals, deals, and freebies is well worth subscribing to! Happy shopping!!!