Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Bags, Bags, Bags!

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Now, I do not usually blog about avatar accessories in Second Life, but I recently came across a couple of nice group gifts which I wanted to share with you. Remember, that I am only blogging about a very small fraction of what I find on my travels around the grid! For everything I find, please join the RyanSchultz.com Steals, Deals, and Freebies group in Second Life (please see the notice in red above for details). The group costs L$50 to join, but you’ll easily save multiple times that, from all the tips, tricks, tactics, and advice being shared within the group! We’re already at well over 40 members, and I can now call myself a professional freebie fashionista (and you can wear that tag with pride, too!).

Now, I should tell you that I am not a fan of bags without high-quality, Bento animations built in—high priority animations which do not break when I use them with the stands and walks in my animation overrides! Happily, both of the bags I tell you about here meet that stringent requirement.

First up is a free group gift from Vive Nine/Ryvolter. of a very versatile purse which comes in open and closed versions, in two designs, and with a wide variety of Bento hold animations, as you will see! Just teleport to the Vive Nine store, hit the small panel shown below to subscribe to the free group, and then hit the bigger panel to pick up your gift:

The best thing about this bag is the absolutely wonderful variety of hold animations, as you can see! There’s also a HUD to change the texture of the scarf wrapped around the handle of the bag (or remove it completely), and have it closed, or open with wads of cash sticking out 😉 ; please click on each thumbnail to see a larger version of the pictures.

Again, these are are high-prioity animations that should work very well with your standard AO.

If you are in the mood for some luxe shopping bags to finish off your fashionista emsemble, you can pick up a set of three as a free group gift from Sibilla. Just join the group for free (there’s a red group join panel on your right as you enter), and click on the panel located in the centre of the store, as shown below:

The shopping bags come in two holdable versions (wrist and hand), as well as an editable, rezzable version for decor (say, in the corner of your bedroom):

There you go! You’re all set to rampage your next virtual shopping mall in high style!

This avatar is also wearing:

  • Mesh Head and Body, and Pumps: the Maitreya Lara-compatible Ariadna mesh body by Kalhene, which I was lucky enough to pick up for free before they switched to the paid-for Anya version (more information about the Kalhene Anya body here, which I still think is a great bargain compared to Maitreya Lara).
  • Skin: Zara Bakes on Mesh skin in the sandy skin tone (a recent free gift from Wow Skins)
  • Hair: Jamie unisex hair by Firelight! (a recent free gift from the Firestorm arena)
  • Hat: Hex hat by Moon Elixir (a free hunt prize I picked up years ago; you can pick up a fatpack of six colours for L$100 in-store).
  • Jacket: from the free Kendal outfit at Juli Fashion; just join the group for free and scoop up nearly sixty free gifts of womenswear!
  • Skirt: Black pencil skirt from the Roxy outfit (a free gift from a store called Chaotic; just look for the store vendor with the FREE sign above it (exact SLURL) and pay the vendor L$1 for dozens and dozens of gifts of of women’s outfits and Slink footwear; no group is needed, and your Linden dollar will be automatically refunded).

TOTAL COST OF THIS ENTIRE LOOK: FREE! (L$1,895 if you have to buy the Kalhene Anya body and the Hex Hat fatpack from Moon Elixir.)

Happy freebie shopping!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Advent Calendar Gifts for December 23rd, 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!

And if you want to learn how to pick up a whopping 629 free Christmas presents on Christmas Day, here’s your plan of attack!

Do I have a haul of fabulous and fashionable freebies for you today!

Today’s gift from Wow Skins is this very attractive Dana Bakes on Mesh/system skin in the sandy skin tone (the Wow group costs L$199 to join):

Wow Skins: Dana in the sandy skin tone

Next up we have the Hope skin from 7 Deadly S[k]ins, in the cotton candy skin tone. Coincidentally, this skin looks very similar to today’s present from Wow Skins! The 7 Deadly S[k]ins group costs L$1,000 to join during the month of December.

7 Deadly S[k]ins: Hope skin in the cotton candy skin tone

From the Advent calendar at Essenz we receive these Barbados wedges in coral pink, which include a HUD to change the sole, the metal, the texture on the wedge, and the colour of the stripes and ankle strap. The Essenz group costs L$350 to join, or non-members can pay just L$50 each to pick up this and all previous Advent calendar gifts.

The final gift from the 12 Days of Christmas calendar at Baby Monkey are these suede wrap boots! You don’t need to join a group to snap up these beauties, simply pay the calendar L$1, and your Linden dollar will automatically be refunded. While you’re in store, why not pick up the previous 11 gifts as well! Altogether, they form a colour-coordinated capsule wardrobe in cream, pink, and chocolate brown!

The present from Mishmash Fusion is this cozy blue and grey snowflake sweater with a snowflake pattern, which comes in sizes to fit various women’s mesh bodies. The Mishmash Fusion group is free to join.

The next two pictures show you two gifts together: the beautiful Eowyn elven gown in opal green from Eclectic Stars (no group needed), paired with the Charlotte diadem, the gift from the Advent calendar at Vagrant today (the Vagrant group is free to join). You’re all set for your next fantasy roleplay!

The crown comes with a HUD to change both the colour of the gemstones, and the metal textures:

Today’s gift from Virtual Diva is this haute couture Carmin bodysuit, collar, and corset! The Virtual Diva group is free to join during Advent. As you usually have to pay a fee to join the Virtual Diva group, you might wish to remain in the group after Christmas to take pick up some high-fashion group gifts throughout the year!

Among today’s gift from the eBENTO shopping event is this red and silver Estrella ballgown from Elisea Carter (the eBENTO group is free to join):

Lastly, we have this drop-dead gorgeous emerald green ballgown, today’s present from Celestina’s Weddings (the Celestina’s group is free to join):

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!

UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Advent Calendar Gifts for December 18th, 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 7 Deadly S[k]ins is the Hope Bakes on Mesh/system skin in the oak skin tone, complete with glossy pink lipstick (the 7 Deadly S[k]ins group costs L$1,000 to join during the month of December):

Wow Skins is offering up this Niah skin in the sandy skin tone (the Wow group costs L$199 to join):

Next up we have today’s present from the Advent calendar at Essenz, these Orlando boots in a soft yellow colour (the Essenz group cost L$350 to join, or you can buy this pair for only L$50 if you are not a group member):

Today’s gift from Virtue is the Norah dress in a white floral pattern (the Virtue group is free to join):

My final freebie comes from a 12 Days of Christmas calendar which I had not visited before today, that of the store No Shot (you do not need to join any group, just slap the calendar). This is another calendar where you can pick up all the previous days’ gifts at the same time!

This black-and-white check business outfit is today’s gift from the women’s Advent calendar at No Shot (there’s also a second Advent calendar for male avatars).

Happy freebie shopping!

UPDATE 10:44 a.m.: Today’s gift from Baby Monkey’s 12 Days of Christmas calendar is this Tied Cardigan, shown here with two previous presents from the same calendar, the Benina pants and the glossy platform pumps. Remember that you don’t have to visit the Baby Monkey store every day; you can choose to visit between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, when you can pick up all twelve gifts at one time!

And today’s present from Entice is this Only Exception outfit in white and teal, a top (which comes in two patterns) and a matching skirt. I love how the most recent gifts from Entice are all in teal or aqua, so you can easily mix and match them! The Entice group is free to join.