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FREE, 25Lds and “you paid how much”!!!!

Faith has waved her fairy wand and our sim has gone from blinding white to green in celebration of Spring, and yes I know it’s early but it’s our SL and in our SL it’s getting warmer.

Anyhow, I decided it was time to refresh the tree’s, any excuse to go shopping.

This is the FREEBIE from Nadine Reverie’s shop called 3D Trees (but there is more than just tree’s in her shop or rather her sims).

I’ve rezzed 2 copies of this Hawthorn Tree and shrunk the one that’s slightly in front of the larger one.  Both sizes are 10prims but this is a substantial tree and if you have a small plot then a tree of this size is a perfect plot filler.  Although it’s a freebie it lacks none of the quality and a nice little bonus is that it’s copy and MOD, my fav word.  I didn’t tear it apart limb from limb but I know that you can take big chunks of it to create big shrubs and they work out at just 1 prim.  So I’ve left these 2 on our sim and when I get back in I’m gonna shred em.

These trees are the 25Ld ones and I will be back to the “Over the Moon” shop as there is other landscaping items at more than reasonable prices.

All of these pictures were taken in our sims setting and I think there is a lovely haze around these trees but they stand up so well in so many settings and again only 25Lds! Copy as well, not sure about mod as I’ve only just started slapping stuff down and will get to the finer landscaping when I’ve got all the planting I want.

These trees come in sets of 6 linked together and for the linked trees they’re only 2 prims and they have a nice random link to them and I have spotted they are mod but I’ve not played with them yet.

These are the “you paid how much”trees.

TBH I can’t remember how much I paid for these Larch tree’s it probably was something like 1,250Lds and they were worth every Linden.

One of the lessons I’ve learned is that if you can buy landscaping that is seasonal then buy it because if it’s as quality as these are they will last you not just for SL years but SL seasons as changing out seasonal landscaping can cost you so much money in the end so trees, shrubs etc like this can end up being a great investment in the end.

You can also buy these trees at cheaper prices, I think they start at 300Lds, of course at that price they come with some restrictions ie non-copy, non-seasonal etc but it’s clearly marked on the box as to what that set does.  As I’ve said I’ve got the seasonal and in this picture they’re set for spring.  This is a great shop even if you just have a small plot as you can buy eveything from a single tree to a forest and with if you check out her MP shop you can buy from as little as 10Lds!

PS. These massive trees and unbelievably only 2-3 prims.

Over the Moon. (Marketplace shop)

Over the Moon.(Inworld shop)

3D Trees. (Inworld) OK, The LM will take you a set LM and in front of you is 3 boxes clearly marked and you just click on the one for the trees and once you’ve TPed you just  follow the path through the”golden archway” past the AV, I swear he has been stood there for a couple of days now, past the grapevines on the trellis and VOILA it’s just there on the small hill in front of the Swamp Cyprus tree’s LOL.  Sounds a bit convoluted but honestly if you go over I think it will all seem clear as to where you have to go to find it plus I must add that I don’t think the tree is marked as being free but when you click on it you can see it is.

3D Trees. (Marketplace Shop)

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10 out of 10. (10Ld Gift& super 99Ld Tree)

It’s finally here, my Christmas spirit that is and I’m not talking about the boozy sort of spirits lol.  With my OH being poorly, RL, work, and all of that sorta thing these last few weeks have been a bit of a struggle but now he’s back to full health and more importantly back at work and OUT OF MY HAIR! I can now start to actually get back to normal and I started it all off with an overnight stay to an amazing RL Christmas market.

Anyhow, that’s enough about RL so here is something for your SL.  I found this big Christmas shop quite a few weeks ago and because it was way too early to even be thinking about anything that twinkles I filed it away for a revisit nearer the time and the time is NOW.

I took a quick snap of this sleigh in the shop itself because I wanted to get a post up but I didn’t want to leave the shop as I will be buying something very twinkly for our sim I just haven’t decided what as yet.  It looks like you cannot buy the item from the shop when you click on it it takes you to the MP which is where you buy it and it’s just delivered to you inworld.  I will give you both the inworld and MP links because to truly appreciate all of the sparkles and glittered decor and lights you have to see them inworld.  Although the decor is for all sims there is a nice selection of stuff for people who live on a beachy tropical themed sim so even you sun lovers can still have some Christmas sparkle on your palm trees.

Now I know why the name of this shop & shop owner ,Antreas Alter, seemed to be so recognisable it’s because although this is the Christmas shop “Real Waves” is a very well known brand in SL for it’s beachy stuff.  I’m pretty sure I have a wave package from here but I’m 100% sure I have that dollarbie enviromental pack as near to my SL home I have a bit of a sea theme going.

PS.  I made my mind up and if you’re wondering this is what I bought.  I didn’t even see it in the inworld shop but if it’s anything like the rest of the stuff here I don’t need to see it to know it’s going to look stunning.

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/The-Hypnotic-Golden-Tree/13391505

UPDATE.

I just had to come back inworld to check my tree out and this is it, this is my Christmas decor for just outside of my house and it’s stunning.

I didn’t really read the details before I bought it but for 99Lds you get quite a lot of “versions” but this one is the winner for me and it’s now outside my house as my one and only “Christmas tree”.  The leaves are that sharp metallic shape to them and the fruit also shines but the whole lot twinkles.  Honestly so pretty.  Although I didn’t see this in the Christmas shop I do believe it is there if you want to check it out before you buy but if you just want to go for it then read the details about all the different versions you get and what you can do with it.

Real Christmas Store

Real Christmas Marketplace

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Close but no close up.(Freebies)

Again I just popped in to check notes/notices and the lay of the land so to speak to see whats what on our sim but as always I got sidetracked with this Freebie from Radex Design, written as RaDeX DesiGn.

I’ve just done the one picture, insert usual excuse here lol, but you do get the whole lot.  Jacket, trousers and it looks like 2 sets of footwear and a Hud to change the lot.  I did slip on an undershirt which is that touch of green you can see.  It’s all good but of course, you may love one bit but not the other, some of the jacket textures are very neoprene in colour and texture while the one I’m wearing is the one I prefer.  The boots have blended into not much in this picture but they’re pretty good it’s just I could/should have done a close-up of them.  The other pair of shoes seem to be trainers/sneakers but I didn’t try them on or the other Freebies I picked up but although these are in the Radex shop and close to these GG’s you have to join a different group to get them.  They’re 2 sets of boots and one pair is particularly interesting to me I can’t remember the name of this second group because I logged off without neatly labeling my new stuff so they have vanished into my invent.

PS Obviously there are other Radex group gifts but also a hunt going on, one of those “non-hunts” in that the butterflies you’re looking for are everywhere.  This is also one of those hunts where the prizes cost lindens and so there is a board with a picture of what is in each butterfly and I might just hunt down #27 when I LM grab.

RaDeX DesiGn

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Hell YES, it’s time to spend.(Bargains).

When I got the notice that Mina Nakamura has set out all the old Group Gifts for us to get it was a case of “Hell YES”.

Each hair is what I would term “wearable” in that you wear the hair the hair doesn’t wear you. Simple, understated with excellent texturing.

This raggy short hair is super sweet.

I’ve kept to the brown range but she has colours from Pitch Black to Platinum and although as a RL brunette I veer towards the browns her blondes and esp her reds are just gorgeous.  Don’t get me started on the Ombres!

I know that EVERY blinking blog out there and inworld freebie, bargain and discount group will be blasting these all over the place.

HOLD YER HORSES, because although I’m only showing you 4 there is MORE because not only is there a really sweet but bloodied version of Arwen that has been out a little while as a Halloween Group Gift there is also 4 Group Gift of MENS HAIR!  The icing on the cake is that not only does Mina do great women’s hairs but she also does great men’s hair and if I’m honest a lot of the women/men hairs look great on both sexes so basically for the 200Lds joining fee you get 8 stunning hairs AND the bloodies Arwen AND if you remain in the Mina group then 10% off all future purchases.

OKAY confession time, because I was so excited about these gifts and since I probably own ever Mina hair I just selected these from my invent and I’m now just about to log in to LM grab and see if there is any restrictions on the colour palettes you get with these GG’s but as I said it doesn’t really matter as I think every shade it just

So stop being mean and go spend some Lindens.

UPDATE Because of 2 things, I can’t find them in the shop so I’ve dropped one of the managers a note asking where they are but I think it’s a case of when you join the VIP Group they could be in the notices etc BUT there is NO rush as the old GG’s are now going to be available on a permanent basis! Plus as I was camming and scanning the shop even though I know there is an upstairs with lots of hair there is now even more and I’ve spotted several of my fav hairs up there.  I think sometimes the upstairs is a bit overlooked so once I know where the GG’s are and you pop over to check them out check out upstairs.

PS Taken in my Nams setting so this is what I see when I SL.

Mina’s Mainshop

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2 for 30(lds).

I had to quickly log out of SL so I left my AV stood in a shop called Chain and when I logged back in I quickly joined the group for only 30Lds and snagged the 2 group gifts.

This dress looks like a 10 out of 10, Hell I look like a 10 out of 10 LOL.

This is a really super clinging dress with a colour option of 5  great colours, BUT because I either missed it in my haste to buy it I missed the fact it’s a Maitreya fit. Ho Hum,  having said that even though there is “breakthrough” I could actually live with it.  There is a bit on the back hem, the top part of the back and there is a little bit of alpha showing at the cleavage which does sound a lot but in fact I don’t think it’s that bad and if it wasn’t for the fact I have a lot already of this figure-hugging dresses I would be keeping it. Obviously, you may have a Maitreya mesh body or a system body but know you have an Alpha which would work with this design I deffo say go for it.

This other Group Gift is a bandeau top with a choker part to it and oddly enough this one comes in 4 mesh fits so my SLink is catered for as well as HG Slink, Maitreya and 2 other fits which I obviously can’t remember because I can’t name em LOL.  Anyhow check it out for yourself because it too has a really nice 6 colour Hud option.

I also spotted a couple of Lucky Boards but by that time I was clutching my goodies and wanted to get home.

PS.  Just in case you’re curious this shop, Chain, is now sharing a shopping area with PumeC and PumeC is the skins I wear 99% of the time.  Not only do I think these are amazing skins I think they’re great value and you get STUFFED Huds with all the Appliers you need for all your needs.  Anyhow since you’re there why not check em out for yourself.

Chain

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OH, Delilah!(5Ld Giftie).

Such an easy one for a Sunday morning.

Stayed up way too late last night getting my fill of SL and my last stop was the Spotlight/Hashtag event. A simple and small regular event and you’ve probably been there a few times already.  Not all of the stands have a gift out for us and most of them also come with a bargain price tag and in this case, it was just a piddling 5Ld and for that you not get this absolutely stunning gold dress but also a top which is pretty darn good.

This particular gift is on the TRS Design stall.  As I said most of the gifts come with a price tag and some do have pictures of the contents and some don’t so it’s up to you to take a risk but since none of the priced ones cost more than 10Lds you’re not risking much.

PS When I went back to LM grab I spotted that one of my fav shops, Sn@tch, has a stall and their gift is free but although I know it’s a choker I’ve not tried it on.

Spotlight/Hashtag Event

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Worth every Ld.(Super Bargains).

I went over to Loordes of London just for these boots but damn it was hard which colour to chose from so, in the end, I went for this green one as I think it will make a great addition to an Autumnal wardrobe….yes in SL and RL I am actually looking at things with next season in mind.

OK I will blame it on the Hayfever and my constant sneezing when taking this picture but I’ve just spotted a “boo boo” in that the soles/base of these boots are much thicker than shown in this picture.  I forgot to “Hover” myself up a bit to compensate.  I’m not a big fan of the built up base but these are Loordes of London boots and they just make GREAT STUFF! They’re the Marks and Spensers of SL and that’s a good thing.

Since these cost money, 49Lds to be exact, I’ve shown them in my Nams setting and I’m pretty sure you will try the demo for yourself. You also get SLink, Hourglass, Belleza, Venus, Freya, Lara and Isis and even if you don’t wear mesh body you will still probably find a fit for your system shape and an Alpha in your invent.

The LM takes you to the walls with all the special offers ie “Steals and Deals” “Fifty Linden Thursday” etc and there are some new offers, these boots are on the end under the “See you Wednesday” banner and you can choose between 3 colours or for a few Lindens more, 55Ld, on the stall next to this one is some more colour choices.

Loordes of London