I started out my time in SL with a random LM which to my suprise took me to the Wellmade shop which is pretty “Wellknown”(sic) by all of us for its plentiful gifts and this bathing suit is the new one.
It is a two-piece which is handy, definately has a sequin look to it and a hud of different colours and comes in plenty of fits so I should be excited but I was hoping for a nice frock or shoes lol. Nah I’m kidding because I could have shown you a “frock” or two as there is a whole room of gifts for both the WellMade group as well as others free/cheap ones.
As for the “blessed relief” we’ve had a bit of a break from the blasting sun in RL which for me personally has been much needed.
PS. Thats a Mina hat/hair just in case you’re after a classy summer look.
UPDATE: I’ve had a stroll around and if you walk or take the TP to the outlet section there is a “game room” with some lucky boards and I’m just about to check out the discounts.
I don’t want to shock you as you now have to pay to join the DRD (Death Row Design) group, wipe up your tears though because it’s ONLY 5Lds! Honestly don’t tell them but it’s one of the paid-for groups I’d be happy to pay a decent amount to join as the gifts are so generous and of such good quality I always feel a twinge of guilt when I get them…..it passes quickly lol.
Turns out the whole sim/shop has had a revamp and now I believe it’s much more user friendly but I will first show you just one of the gifts and then tell you a bit more about the new layout plus a nice bit of DRD History.
This scooter is only 8 prims! Seriously all that detail and quality texturing just are just 8 prims. If you can’t squeeze this in then there is the same scooter but without the rug and bag and I do believe it has fewer stickers and worn bits for only 6 prims which is just as excellent and both versions are drivable.
Naturally, as soon as I hopped on and took off I crashed to our sea floor.
It turned out to be a good thing as not only did I find the bike much easier to handle on a flat surface but I found this old blogged item which somehow I’d managed to end up rezzing a copy on the seafloor. Now that I’ve deleted that it’s actually freed up enough prims I could rezz 3 copies of the DRD one!
As for the DRD shop it has had a whole revamp and now there are easy to use TP’s to all the different departments and as a special gift each department close by to where you rezz has a NEW gift out so in total inc the scooter there are 7 gifts and I can’t wait to unpack them but I have to as I’m now out of SL and sorting out RL stuff.
PAY ATTENTION cos this is interesting, the LM will take you to the middle of the sim but it’s easy to spot the large ruin build which is where you will find the TP’s plus the scooter gift however walk to the back of this build as under the stairs are some glass displays, click on them and you get a brief history of DRD which I found so interesting because I remember DRD from almost the beginning but even then it was a shop so to read how it litterally started from scratch was most interesting so please check that out.
The saw a picture of this dress from BoA Design shop a while ago and I did go over to check it out at that time but I thought it wasn’t a group gift and didn’t come in my fit so I ignored it and it turns out I was wrong as it is a group gift and it does come in my fav fit (as well as others).
The group does cost but only a token 10Lds and for that, you get this deceptively simple dress. It’s a one-piece as the belt and that cardigan/upper arm wrap are linked. I did try to take a picture of my arms akimbo so you could see how the texture doesn’t get that stretched look but it wasn’t a very good picture so you will just have to take my word for it.
There are other BoA gifts as well as gifts for both free/cheap groups and some lucky boards.
Love this bather but I do wish the lace on the front was a different colour to make it stand out more as it’s a really nice feature.
This comes from the MAII shop and there are other gifts one of which was a very cinching corsett (10Ld TeleportHub Gift) but I didn’t show you the sexy black dress as although it’s a freebie not my fit.
If you have a few lindens to spare then head straight across the little courtyard as that room contains some super sexy long evening gloves for sale which would compliment many outfits/looks.
There are three shops I visit on a regular basis and so far two of them have not updated their group gifts or in this case their hunt prizes for a very long time.
We don’t know what is happening to people in their RL’s and of course, no shop owes us anything esp freebies/cheapies but I so long for the day when I pop back to Ricielli has updated their hunt/group gift as both of them are from Christmas and New Year. If you’ve not seen them yet you’re in for a real treat as each prize is only 15Lds and you get to chose from a whole load of quality items from top, skirts, shoes, dresses etc. Pay attention to the fits, there is a colour code to show you what fits each item comes in and basically it’s the main body meshes.
However, there is an almost secret department of old hunt prizes which I think a lot people will miss as although there is a sign labelled “Sales, shoes, old hunts and Gacha’s” it’s easy to miss.
To find these go in the direction the signpost is pointing to and you walk past the big dark grey build then behind is the same big building but with a dark bottom and pale top and in there is where you will find the old hunt prizes just dumped on the floor. Still 15Lds each and although some are getting old such as this jacket as it only comes in the standard mesh fits I find that they’re all still top quality and there are many of the more recent hunts so you’re getting lots of fit options.
As for the freebie, I forgot to check but I’m still sure that the Ricielli group is still free and although the group gift is from Christmas it’s a classy dress for any time/occasion.
I’ve actually chosen the wrong background for this outfit from Entice. The silkiness, bow and ruffle all scream elegant lounge wear not beach wear. I think it was the bright colour palette of 3 shades of yellow which made me think of a summers day.
You get a decent pack of fits and the bonus of them being separates.
BTW Don’t be a goober like me, I spend ages in the gift/discount room upstairs where I may have won a couple of Lucky Board prizes but couldn’t see the main prize of this new group gift and thats because it’s downstairs on the wall next to the reception desk.
I’m having a pleasant Sunday afternoon sim/shop hopping and ended up at a place Faith did a recent post on and thats the “Chic Buildings” shop and she did the “Red, White & Blue Hunt”. I will put the link to her post so you can see some of the prizes you can win.
The LM I had took me to the underground station where there is a TP board to the different departments if you don’t want to TP just walk up the stairs and there all there and so is the gallery of FREE art.
Obviously Chic Aeon is both a lover of both art and SL photography so they have set up this gallery so anyone can treat their home to some artwork. There is a big selection of styles to pick and chose from so I’m pretty sure that everyone could find something to their taste. I grabbed 3 pieces for myself.
PS. It says “non-mod” but click on the painting and you get a resizing menu.