Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: The Good Eggs Hunt

I wanted to alert my blog readers to a free Easter egg hunt in Second Life, where you can pick up both some nice outfits and some great home and garden items.

To get started, teleport here, and click on one of the two Good Eggs Hunt signs:

The starting point of the Good Eggs Hunt

You will receive a wearable Easter basket, and a HUD which gives you the locations of all the stores participating in this hunt. There are six different colours of eggs at each store for you to find, and all of the hunt prizes are free!

Everything Vanity Fair is wearing in the picture below is a hunt prize from Poème: top, skirt, sandals, the funky sunglasses—even the earrings, which come in silver and gold versions!

In the next picture, Vanity is modeling two hunt prizes in her 1950s kitchen: the Celebrate Spring retro dress from Cog & Fleur (which comes with an eight-colour HUD and optional sheer flexiprim overskirt, which is quite lovely), and the Blair pumps in pink from Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes. Lindy has six Easter eggs to find, and each contains pink women’s shoes in various styles (although in this picture, for some reason they are looking a tad on the purple side!):

The Good Eggs Hunt will end on Sunday, April 12th at 12:00 p.m. Second Life Time/Pacific Time, so please don’t wait! Happy hunting!


Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Dotty’s Secret Lost Makeup Hunt

Dotty’s Secret, SL’s premiere drag queen makeup store, recently sent out an announcement to their group and on their blog:

Hello everyone!

We hope you are all safe and healthy! In these difficult times, many of us are quarantined at home, bored and worried about what the future holds… It’s the perfect time for us to spread some love, and, hopefully, entertain you a little <3 This is why we are starting a mini-hunt in our Mainstore, with 6 fabulous gifts up for grab. 

And since the good things don’t have to stop there, our group is now free to join, and with the group tag, you can enjoy a 25% discount store-wide on top of joining the family!

You are looking for six different pieces of makeup hidden all around the store. If you need help, there is a handy hunt hints panel located at the top of the stairs:

Miss Drag (my drag queen avatar, complete styling credits here) will now model three of the hunt prizes. This is the Sass makeup set, which includes the eyelashes you see here:

Next up we have two hunt prizes: the Drag 101 eyeshadow and eyebrows set, combined with the Decadence lipstick, which comes in four different shades. Both would work well for non-drag use, too!

And, best of all, you can join the Dotty’s Secret group for free, and pick up eight fabulous gifts from their group gift wall!

This is just one of the free group gifts, the Miss Pride makeup set:

This is a fun hunt! I was howling with laughter at some of the chat messages I got when I clicked on some items scattered all over that were not the hunt prizes!

Here’s the SLURL to the Dotty’s Secret store. Happy hunting! The hunt runs until May 6th, 2020.

Second Life Steals, Deals and Freebies: Belle Epoque Quarantine Hunt

News of yet another pandemic season deal in Second Life: vintage clothing retailer Belle Epoque is hosting a Quarantine Hunt, with 40 fabulous prizes for only L$10 each! You are searching for a doctor’s stethoscope as shown in the image below:

So I thought I would have Vanity Fair model eight of the hunt prizes for you.

First up is the red Eleanor 1950s-style dress (prize #9):

Next is the retro Violeta dress (prize #21):

Here’s the Lola dress in blue (#10):

The soft pink Aiala summer dress has a lovely floral accent at the waist (#34):

The sexy Helena dress has horizontal slits running up both sides of the skirt (#6):

The Christie dress hearkens back to the 1920s (#38), and a matching hat with a blonde bob haircut is prize #39 (not shown here):

This lovely, extremely low-cut pink/blue ombre Candela ballgown is a keeper (#37):

I added the blue fur coat, which comes with a handy accessory that freezes the arms and hands as shown (#40):

All Belle Epoque clothing prizes are sized for the Maitreya Lara mesh body only, but there are numerous prizes of furniture and accessories for your home as well.

This is a fairly easy hunt; the stethoscopes are large and hard to miss, and you should be able to find all 40 within an hour. Here’s the SLURL to Belle Epoque. Happy hunting!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: INSOL Skin Hunt

One of the pieces of advice that I give out to freebie shoppers in Second Life is that Christmas is the best season for freebies, the time of the year when many stores have Advent calendar gifts and other free items available. (Here’s a complete list of my best freebie hunting tips.)

Well, I am going to amend that advice somewhat and say that one of the best times to pick up fabulous freebies is pandemic season! I’ve already written about The Stay at Home Club, and many other stores on the grid are having “stay at home” promotions.

Among those stores is the INSOL skin and cosmetics store, which is having a Stay Home hunt. Eight tubes of skin applier are hidden all over the sim: in the store and the café, and in the surrounding beautifully landscaped sim. Each skin applier tube costs only L$1 to buy.

However, I must warn you that the tubes are very small and fiendishly well hidden! Also, the store owner discovered the hunt video Cat Pink put out for this hunt four days ago, and promptly moved all the prizes to new locations as a result, so you can’t use that to cheat! You’re going to have to use all the tools at your disposal to find those tiny tubes (here are my top six SL hunting tips to help you out). This is a hard hunt, so set aside an hour or two. I spent about an hour, and found only 3 tubes.

Four of the hunt prizes are skin appliers for Catwa heads, and four are skin appliers for Genus heads (which also work on the free Strong Face mesh head gift from Genus Project, yet another wonderful pandemic freebie that I would urge you pick up). Even better, Insol body appliers in matching skin tones are available for free in store (for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and Omega-compatible mesh bodies). Just click the round panel at the front of the store to receive the package of body skin appliers:

This is one of the hunt prizes, the Mila skin applier in the Milk skin tone for Genus heads (here I paired the free Genus Project Strong Face head with the Altamura Juliet body I picked up as a free Valentine’s Day group gift in 2019, using the free Omega skin applier):

Here is another prize for the Genus head, the gorgeous Daniela skin in the Cinnamon skin tone:

Also, a warning: when you do find the tiny skin applier tubes hidden around the sim, just click on them, then pay the Linden dollar to receive your prize. DO NOT RIGHT CLICK AND BUY THEM. I accidentally did that for one hunt prize tube, and it cost me L$900! So please learn from my mistake.

Here’s the SLURL to the INSOL store. Happy hunting!