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No copying!(Freebie & Bargain).

If I’m correct I think about 80% of the grass we have out on our sim is from SR(Sweet Revolutions) but if I’m wrong the one thing I’m sure of is I own so many of the plants and trees from this shop I could cover our whole sim in just SR landscaping if I wanted to.

I went over there because SR is part of a Hunt but I also knew that I would end up buying something because you just can’t not.  I didn’t actually even start looking for the Hunt prizes as the NEW November group gift was more than enough.

This stunning and massive tree is the freebie and is ONLY 3 prims! As always you have a small plot of land then this will fill it with hardly any impact on your prim allowance or if you have a bigger plot then rezz away.

Again since our sim is still gloriously Autumnal, and yes I checked and so much of the grass is SR grass, I just rezzed a handy snowy platform and took a picture in our sim setting.

But of course, I did end up buying something but at 30Lds honestly cheap as chips.

This is another large 3 prim tree.  If you’re wondering what that spikey thing is one of the dead roots of this tree which like the tree in the top picture there is as much going on at the base of these tree’s as there is on the top.  I’m not sure if I will keep the bases of the tree’s as they are and I do know they’re editable but the editing will be limited.  I could and probably simply lower the tree’s so the bases are buried under the sim.

Just look at that texturing.  Those almost frond-like branches will make a great contrast against a snowy backdrop.

Both the Group Gift and this 30Ld offer are non-copy so you only get the 1 to play with, nothing to stop you from grabbing a few copies of the GG though but tbh the full priced packs of landscaping plants, rocks etc are pretty reasonably priced in any case and some come with things like season changing menu’s etc.

There is much more there than just landscaping as this is a shop which is aimed at the Gor/RP/etc and the whole sim is decorated in a dark and mysterious way for you to wander around.

 

Sweet Revolutions 

Are you lost?(Updated)

People use SL for lots of reasons, it’s fun to play dressing up, you can interact with people all over the world, create your dream home and of course nookie and shopping BUT SL is a bit like a large city in that so much seems to be going on and everyone else seems to be having so much fun and you just feel like a tiny little ant in a big World and you’re missing out.

Of course, there are some amazing Role Play sims and communities but I for one have never been able to get into that mindset to be a good player plus I wouldn’t really have the time needed for good RP.

Anyhow the whole point of this random post is I think I have found a home for the lost n lonely, although you don’t actually have to rent a home.  Quite a few weeks ago I stumbled upon the Orchard Heights Sims and I’ve been in the group ever since.

Orchard Heights consists of 14 sims landscaped and decored to perfection.  These are rental sims but from what I’ve seen each house is stunning and each sim has a sorta theme to it ie beach, woodlands.  I would struggle to chose where to rent if I was looking for a home BUT from being in the group I can see that it’s more than just home rentals it is, in fact, a whole community and so many events are put on, every day there is a breakfast get together, films are played in SL for you to watch in RL and on and on a really lovely and genuine attempt to give people a place to be and something to do.

It goes without saying you do not have to be a renter and you only need to be in the group to be informed of these regular events and although these are RP sims I think in most cases the RP actually consists of you just living there and being a good resident.

Now for the cop-out, I’ve been popping in and out of these sims just trying to get pictures to show you but I have lag issues with the sims which is actually a real bummer as I would love to use them for backdrops and in fact, photography is encouraged but I just lag.  So I’m going to put the link to the Rental office, trust me even that is a gorgeous build in a lovely setting, and the link to 2 of the Orchard Heights Flickr accounts so you can see for yourself what I’m talking about.  You can use the LM’s given to you in the rental shop to TP and check out all the different sims for yourself and there is lots of hangout places just for those who don’t even want to be in a group but would just like to loiter in a lovely setting.

Faith has just posted that the info note you can get does suggest you lower your “Drawer to 64” then this will make it so much better and you’re damned right I’m going to do that.  Sometimes it’s payback in that you pack sims with stunning landscapes, builds, decor etc it can be laggy to some but adjusting your settings won’t detract from your enjoyment and in fact increase it.  Thanks Faith.

PS Just because I’m a lag B*itch doesn’t mean you will be.

PPS That isn’t a picture of one of the sims it’s just a random picture I took this morning.

Orchard Heights Rental Office

Orchard Heights Flickr

Orchard Heights Flickr

It pays to pay.(New Mina).

In my last post I mentioned how I was looking at the old photos in my Flickr of items I have previously blogged the thing that struck me was how so many of the Mina hairs I have, have remained undated and as wearable now as the day I bought or received them.  The same can also be said of outfits that were what I class as “shop quality” which means even though they were freebies they were of such good quality they could have or were for sale in the shop and of course I do actually buy items in SL not as much clothing and shoes as I used to and it’s now mainly landscaping/builds etc but yes I still buy clothes etc as much to have something which I think is worth the Lindens but also we have to remember is that behind the shops are real people who like most of us are just trying to make a living to pay the bills, feed ourselves etc and so if I get a pair of ballet shoes or my most recent purchase is that shirt/sweater combo I’m wearing.

So basically what I’m chundering on about is how sometimes it’s good to pay for things because in the end the quality of the workmanship will last you years and the creator/shop owner will continue making nice stuff for us to wear.

So now for some SPENDY time because this is a NEW Mina, called Harper, and is only available in the latest round of FaMESHed.

That long plait down the side, of course, screams PRINCESSINESS esp when teamed with such a beautiful gown.

That doesn’t mean to say that this couldn’t be worn with anything and I think it just maybe even more interesting when teamed with quality everyday wear.

Goes without saying a BIG colour option Hud and with the length of hair the Ombre/2 tone shades do standout a bit more BUT go to the mainshop and try before you buy not only because chances are FaMESHed will probably be packed but there is another Mina hair with a super long and thicker plait called “Gizem” and you really need to try both of them  before you decided which suits your face best or you could just buy both LOL..

BTW I don’t go on about the Mina group much.  This is a paid for one, 200Lds, and yes there are gifts set out for Group Members you also get I do believe 10% off each purchase as well but you will have to check.  What I do know for sure is that there is a new and timely Halloween gift out for us, a hair called Arwen which has been suitably bloodied for a ghoulish effect.

I’m so determined that you have to try both of these long plaited hairs, she of course also has the smaller plaited hair, that at this very moment I’m inworld and I’ve found Gizem and she’s a couple of pictures down from the Gacha’s.  Check those out as well esp if you’re on a budget.  Some of my fav hairs are in these Gachas and there are even hat with hair or is that hair with hats and honestly all of the colours are so good so to be able to score a great hair for anything between 75-100Lds is so affordable for a lot of people and don’t worry as the Gacha’s also have Demos for you to try first.

PS Just in case it’s an issue for you, even though this is a well-textured complete look everything I’m wearing from my Mesh body to Mina hair only adds up to less than “Avatar complexity” is just under 28.000 impact so you look will not be the cause of you or other AV’s lag.

FaMESHed

Mina’s Mainshop

You snooze you lose! (25Ld tue).

Just had to scrap my last post as the 25Ld item has now been withdrawn which is such a shame as it was a lovely outfit from Belle Epoque BUT on the other hand Belle Epoque now has LUCKY BOARDS outside and OMG there isn’t one thing on those boards I wouldn’t want.  As you can  imagine the place is buzzing with people loitering and waiting to score and the only reason I didn’t linger is there was someone with the same initial as me and I wouldn’t want to win something someone else can use but rest assured I will be back the next time I have a load of notes to go through.

I don’t know if you need to be in the Belle Epoque Group but chances are you will have to but thats just 10Lds and of course there are Group Gifts inside.

So I missed out on the Belle Epoque 25Ld offer but I scored on the Jian one.

There are 3 sets out, this table and a mix of baskets and bags of apples and all super low primmed. There are other sets to chose from, cider bottles and I can’t remember the 3rd but I will probably go back to check them out as well as for 25Lds a bargain as well as great decor items.

I actually picked up a couple of other 25Ld Tue offers as it was pretty good this week but although sometimes shops have them out for the full 7 days some shops have them set out for a limited time and so when you get that list it’s best to do it as soon as you can.

PS This is why I also always say that even though the 25Ld Tue is aimed towards RP/Gor/Medival etc you would be foolish to ignore it as decor like this will fit any sim and any home.

Jian

Belle Epoque

 

Trapped in the Gym!(Freebies)

This gym is a build I have on our sim and next door is the photo studio I used when I need to take a quick pic or a close up.  Since I don’t want to take off my new gym clothes  I thought I would use this room for my next 2 posts even though what I’m going to show you has no relation to gym/exercise etc LOL.

This just turned up this morning from NC(Noble Creations) and since I’m not in their group but I am subbed to them I’m going to assume it’s been sent out to all us subbers.   NC, leans towards the RP/Medieval/Victorian style but as I always say do not let that put you off.  Amazing statement pieces and smaller decor items that will fit into any home or garden and lend a classy style to your home.

This is a perfect example of what you get,  exc texturing and low prim because it’s only 1 prim for a full sized standing mirror.  As it happens I also noticed it comes with a resizer menu and I wonder if you could shrink a copy down small enough to fit on a dressing table so you could have a matching pair?

UPDATE because I popped over to NC I can’t see this mirror in the Sub history or set out with the other GG’s, but slap the sub board and it might get resent out in the near future OR even better the NC Group is still FREE to join and I recognise some items that I’ve already blogged but a couple which are new to me.  So you might not be able to score this mirror but trust me a quick pop over, join the group ,grab that stuff and if you can’t remain in the NC group slap the sub so you don’t miss any more goodies being sent out.

The second randomness is an adorable April shower umbrella and matching bag set.

This is the pose they come with and you can wear them as separates.  Yes, I did rezz them on the ground and at 14 prims for the brolly and 20+ for the bag a bit too high to use as decor items.  Even if you don’t want these items there are other gifts at Sevyn East, a couple of which I have shown you before and a couple I haven’t.  So worth a pop over to check it all out.

PS. Don’t worry about that “flaw” with the bag, if you can even spot it, the floor of this gym is one of those super glazed ones with a copy of what’s above underneath to give the impression that the floor is so shiny it’s reflecting what’s above.  Looks amazing but when it comes to rezzing things I have to be careful as they usually end up rezzed under the floor.  So the bag is perfectly fine it’s the floor that’s creating a bit of an issue.

NC(Noble Creations)

Sevyn East

No “keepers” here.(Freebies).

Vanity shot first because just before I zoomed in on the hair and dress I couldn’t help but admire just this tiny patch of our sim and the sim setting!

Now for the ZOOOOM shot.

Hair and dress are freebies but not keepers for me.  Just because something isn’t a keeper for me doesn’t mean it’s not quality it’s simply because I will neither use it ever again or it’s just not a style that suits me but of course it may just be perfect for you.

The hair is from Pr!tty and it is, it’s really pr!tty(gedit?) and YOUNG but the skin I chose to wear doesn’t look good with this hair, this hair is for a young and pretty almost Kawaii skin so try to picture it on that sort of skin.  It has a large and loose bun tucked under one ear.  The other Free to join GG’s from Pr!tty all have that stylised youthful look to them and all of them come with MASSIVE colour packs! Every shade under the sun and all the ones not created it.  So generous and if they suit you then you will have scored really well.

The outfit is also something I wouldn’t wear again but like every other gift from The White Armoury, it’s 100% quality.  You get 2 versions one of the dress without the large white top and of course, this one shown.  You can’t see but there is also a matching thick white hem to the skirt.

As it happens check out the simply stunning but heartbreakingly not free “The Fairy Godmother Gown” with all the bits needed to make you magical.  It’s on one of the Modelling AV’s inside.   If I was going to be a  Fairy Godmother you know I’d damn well would be rocking this outfit even if it does come with a hefty price tag.  As it happens I’ve snagged the Demo and once I clivk “Publish” I’ll be prancing around my cheap ass around in my demo version LOL.

OK Sunday hasn’t been a day of rest it’s been a day of work, work, more work and coffee but I’ll be back in full steam tomorrow.

Pr!tty

The White Armoury (Walk straight ahead and it’s just to the right).

Sweet Revolution(Freebie).

Oooo a nice and simple super Sunday giftie.  The first notice I opened was from “SR” (Sweet Revolutions) and once I saw it  it took me all of 4 mins to TP, group join, snag, tp, slap it out, take 3 pictures and Voila!

xxxsnowuse2 frosty tree’s with stringed lights hanging down.  As you can see they make a great simple way to create an entrance to your home, garden etc

xxxsnowuse2

I took both piccies in our sim setting and I’ve not had a chance to play around with the settings to see how these lights change but I can only imagine they just get better.

10Li’s for the pair BUT they’re unlinked which means each tree is only 5Ls,(did you see what I did there?)  So if you don’t have space or Li’s for both then one has enough visual impact on its own.  I didn’t notice if it was mod, too busy rushing to get this posted, but I did notice they’re non copy.

Sweet Revolutions is one of those shops that may lean towards, RP, Gor, Medieval etc you will be a FOOL not to slap the sub/group boards because this shop has so many bargains, discounts, group gifts etc and both Faith and I have quite a lot of stuff from this shop and use it for sim decor.

Sweet Revolutions