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Seriously SL!!!(Bargain).

I’ve just splurged my last 25Lds only to find I’m gonna have to splurge some more because one of our regular readers has just dropped the bomb that Trompe Loeil is having a blinking 50% SALE!  Seriously how’d I miss that…ok I know it’s because I get sent so many notices/notes etc things often slip me by which is why I truly appreciate it when people give me the heads up about something esp when it’s as good as this.  Have to say the sim is, of course, PACKED to the rafters and even worse the countdown started yesterday which means today is the LAST day to squeeze in!

So basically as I was chucking stuff out I checked out the NN Marketplace shop to see if this still had this and they do and since my copy has been eaten by my invent I just bought it.

It’s a massive spooky skybox and perfect for those who are planning a Halloween partay, me? I just open my front door and throw some sweets are the trick or treaters and tell them to “bog off” but having said that I do bake Pumpkin pies cos I love em.

Back to the build.

Although these pictures have a frame on them I haven’t edited the pictures and even in my sims Nams setting you can see they’re pretty atmospheric so if you change your windlight settings I think you will get some very interesting effects.

Comes in a rezzer or you can rez it in edit mode and there are a few extra spooky ghosts you can have flying around.  For some reason the rezzer wouldn’t derezz it, the rezzer is in the well, but although this is a really big skybox it’s all in big chunks so only took a few clicks to pack it all away.  That also means that if there are some bits of it you don’t like then you can remove or move them.  The prim count is just over 100 but this skybox is a perfect setting for a Halloween party or if your incline to the spooky side of SL a nice little home.

PS I will be stripping right down to my Alpha and TPing as soon as I can to Tromphe.

NN Halloween/Horror Skybox (Marketplace)

Trompe Loeil (I wish you luck).

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Cheap and Cheaper.

I am a house hoarder.  Houses and skyboxes are what I waste my Lindens on (as well as plants, gardens, furniture etc) so I maybe a Cheap B* when it comes to clothes but it means I have the money to add to my hoard.

Normally I wait for events such as The Arcade or FLF(Fifty Linden Friday) or Collab88 where you can find amazing bargains esp from shops such as Trompe Loeil but I decided to check out the main shop to see if there are any gifties and there wasn’t but it wasn’t such a loss in the end esp if you’re willing to spend a few Lindens.

First is this Gacha win.

This is an old Gacha from a previous event but it’s now outside the main shop with some other Gachas and if you’ve never seen it before or forgot about it and need a small and yet perfectly formed home for ONLY 25Lds you cannot beat this.  There is also a model rezzed out next to the Gacha as well so you can check it out.

A “Shotgun” shack is usually a small single room and the reason it’s called “shotgun” is if I remember correctly you can shoot a gun through one door and it goes right through and out the back door.

Inside the main shop there aren’t any Freebies for Group VIP Members, or at least I didn’t see them. What there are is some discounted items, 2 builds and 2 items of furniture and it was this sky house that was the “Woah” for me.

You get 3 rooms in total all large and open, each has a fireplace and windows etc if I remember correctly 2 are identical and the 3rd is slightly different which just breaks up the monotony if there is any because these pictures were taken in my sim setting so you can see the texturing and details which go to make a classy design.

Big spacious rooms with lots of detailed windows and even a window type nook.

And if you join the Free VIP Group and this amazing skybox is just half priced at 250Lds.

As you can see outside is a snowy dark wintery scene but don’t worry as you get 2 versions, the skybox with or without the surround and a surround on its own.  A couple of extra’s is also blazing log fires for the fireplaces or a row of lit candles.

Like the Shotgun Shack there is a demo out for this build as well, above the desk in the entrance is the TPs so go to the “old builds” and you will be able to rezz yourself a demo for a good look at but don’t buy it from the rezzer, TP back to the main shop and this as well as the other Group Discounted items are on the wall behind the reception desk.

PS Can’t remember the exact primmage but it was under 50 for the shack and without the backdrop just under 100 for the sky box and with the back drop just over 100.

PPS I’m hoping the LMs take you near to the marks but I have a feeling the LM is preset by the sim and you will have to look around to find the main shop but it’s really easy.

Trompe Loeil (Shotgun Shack)

Trompe Loeil (Entrance)

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I cant resist

I am so easily tempted by “beautifuls” for my Second Life home – seriously – I can not resist ! Chez Moi have this delightful wrought iron patio table out at the moment for the latest round of The Chapter Four. At only 3Li its remarkable and so detailed! In the menu you will find poses galore (PG & Adult versions on sale) plus the ability to add decor to the table (adds prims).

Deets:

This Set comes with 58 animations in PG version and 122 animations in Adult version.

Tap the table top to display the scenes menu: Full Table and Decor

Specifications: 3 LI empty Table

♥ 100% Original Mesh

Available in Adult and PG version.

(This release is exclusive for The Chapter Four from May 4th to May 20th.)

I managed to get into Fameshed yesterday and boy-oh-boy – I saw this build by  Trompe Loeil – the “Geonna” patio with pool. I saw it and quickly walked away, but I HAD to return. I knew in my heart it was going to be mine – the moment I saw it. I bought the PG version, but an adult one is also available. Deets:

Geonna Patio + Pool includes animations, 21 x 22 footprint, 67Li, c/m/nt, demo via TP, 800L PG version/1700L ADULT version.

It just fits anywhere! Against a home, in the middle of a field, backed up to a wall etc etc. The poses are super lovely, singles,couples,pool animations. It’s a considered purchase for sure, but you wont regret making. It is on view in the demo area to try out – teleport right by the store stand.

The Chapter Four

Fameshed

Outfit by Neve @ Fameshed

Hair by Tableau Vivant

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Renting a home in Second life – Its all Sunshineacid

Rental Home 250L per week Furnished (plus a few prims)

Its been a few weeks since my last exploration of the rental home market, and as I was feeling particularly lazy I looked for furnished accommodation. Look what I found ! Actually I found this same home in a different location but it had just been rented so I lucked out – or so I thought. Luckily for me the owner contacted me and offered to put up an identical home . I know what work that is, even for a small home – but it was done in an hour and I was ready to rock up and enjoy my new place. I cant believe this build by Trompe Loeil – “Shipping Crate Studio Wood” passed me by, it’s totally lovely and cozy. So, the deal is $350L per week, with 25 prims FULLY furnished. I was pleased with the level of decor, infact I went straight out and bought the sweet bed by tarte for myself after sampling its delights. The whole sim is gorgeously decorated, I didn’t feel out of place mooching about. Theres bridges to pause by and some really terrific trees and landscaping. If you’re into photography its a great place to be.

Rental Home 250L per week Bedroom

Here is my bedroom, ever so snuggly and peaceful, the aforementioned bed (comes in a blue pattern also) and various posters and drapes add a delicious shabby ambience . There are heaps of other homes for rent, bigger and around the $500L per week mark. However, this one suited me and my budget down to the ground. You land in a small office that displays the homes up for grabs, just touch the picture of the one you’re interested in and it will plonk a landmark in your inventory to go visit – simple. If you like it, pay the rent box and contact Claire Bricklin for a group tag. (Theres a few other names listed on the notecard you get after renting to get a group tag also)

Rental Home 250L per week Furnished

Lounger in the main space , apologies about the fuzziness on the pillows, SL was hating on me when I took the photo ! I’ve visited at various times of day and night, and it always seems to be running perfectly with no Lag and quiet neighbours. Customer Service is BRILLIANT, I couldn’t ask for more help and I was made to feel at home, really lovely.

Sunshineacid rental location

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Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

I have no idea of where the phrase “easy pease lemon squeezy” comes from but I’m pretty sure it’s something we used to say as kids and it basically means something is easy.

So before I logged off last night the notice came through from Boudoir that their Christmas Group Gift is out and ALL of SL turned up to grab it fortunately I am the Queen of Camming so I bypassed the crown and cammed inside past the crowd and grabbed.

Boudoir

Bright bold and sexy.  The Poinsettia and the bow are add ons and although I’m not wearing the shrug in the next picture there is no way I wouldn’t wear this amazing bow which makes the whole outfit stunning.

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Even though I usually indulge in some editing when something is a freebie I just used my Nams setting because these colours are beautiful.  I’m so sorry I wish I could tell you about the rose encrusted hair because it has such a packed colour option but the shop it came from is now gone.

Time limitations means I can’t tell you much about Boudoir but this is a shop you need to visit when you have some time to spare as it’s just packed with amazing and original designs.

Oops I’ve just noticed that in the second picture the belt has buried itself into me a little bit but that happens sometimes with ridged items. You do have to join the group but that’s FREE.

And then as soon as I came inworld I got a notice from Trompe Loeil and OMG check em out.

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Freeeee Treeee’s.  Ok you only get 2 but since they’re copy I went a bit crazy.  A sparkling tree in a sack you get 2 coloured sacks, shown.  The little winter scene you can see is something I completely forgot about it’s Trompe Loeil’s Christmas Advent Calendar.  The Calender itself is free and I believe it’s only 4 prims, 7 for the tree’s.  However to get the daily items for you advent calender you have to buy a key from a Gacha then rezz the key next to the Advent Calendar in your home and a little door opens are you are sent a lovely goodie.  Having had last years Trompe Loeil calender I know that the items are usually stunning and I will be going back straight away not only to get the LM but also start grabbing the Advent items.

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This is my gratuitous arty shot although again all of these pictures taken in my Nams setting.

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Sadly even I will have to remove some of the tree’s I have rezzed, I don’t think 7prims is an unreasonable count for something so beautiful and it looks just as gorgeous on its own or a couple rezzed at your front door will look outstanding.

PS you do have to pay a single Linden for the tree but it is refunded straight away.

UPDATE looks like I’ll have to pop over to the Arcade Event because thats where the key Gacha is to be found.  I reccomend you read the note that comes with the free Calender to make sure you don’t waste your key but remember even if you don’t want any of the gifts the calender on it’s own is a beautiful decor item.

Boudoir

Trompe Loeil

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Trompe Loeil & Global Domination

Trompe Loeil Global Domination - bench passport gift

Whenever I hear the words “Global Domination”, I think of all those baddies in the James Bond films… you knowwww, the ones who sit at a desk with a big fury white kittycat on their laps? You got it ! Sooo when I heard about this new event beginning soon’ish…I was fascinated and had to find out more. What I’ve gleaned so far is this….You need to buy a  “passport” to play…its not a hunt as such…more of a game…all over the grid. You will have to find clues, solve puzzles and more ! Sounds like fun huh? Well, not only will it be FUN…there are goodies up for grabs IF you complete the tasks. Also, if you’re one of the first three people to complete the event..theres seriously a HUGE win for you. Anywayyyyy one of my fav stores is in it Trompe Loeil, and if you buy your passport from there you get a gifty hurrrah! I’m plonked on said gift above, its pretty snazzy , has some neato poses in it for girls & guys, plusss some rather fabuloso texture changing on the fabric…ohmailawd its only THREE prims *faint*. If you buy your passport before the event begins it will only set you back 300L….afterwards I believe its going to be 400L…anywayyyyy Im rambling on and I expect you just want the details so you can get on with it ! All info below for details of start dates and kiosks to buy your passport…enjoy ❤

Trompe Loeil

Global Domination Blog with all the info

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Its A Wonderful Life

Four Walls Hunt Zinnias Guitar Pickers Chair

It is a wonderful life ! I have so enjoyed hunting this evening and found some absolutely incredible gifts… First up a hunt that starts on the 17th of January, it’s called The Four Walls Hunt and promises to be a real gem. Zinnias is in it and the gift is this beautiful and detailed “Guitar Pickers chair”…in the box is the quaint wooden chair (there is a tiny bird on the back that you can’t see in the photo) When you sit you get a choice of two animations for guitar playing and you’re also given a wearable guitar, it plays a melody ! You also receive the two framed prints and a decor guitar to stand against the wall….I adore this, thank you Zinnia ❤ All items are valued at 200L or more, but priced at 20L for the duration of the hunt, the hunt finishes on the 31st Jan….

Cold Winters Night Hunt - POST  Hammars Stuga

I’ve also got a couple of finds from the Cold Winter Night Hunt to share with you ! This Hunt is ongoing until the 15th Feb, and wowser there are some FAB stores in this…I jetted over to POST and managed to find the gift there…its this ” Hammars Stuga” build…as is usual with anyyyyything by POST…its super detailed and a real quality piece…in the box are actually three versions, including one for the summer with no snow on the roof. Inside is a fireplace that roars away to toast your tootsies by…this is mesh btw…so crack out your mesh viewers and prepare to be delighted !

Cold Winters Night Hunt - Trompe Loeil  gift shelf

I also found the gift from Trompe Loeil yay! Love love love this store…and the gift is sooper pretty….its also VERY low prim…only three .Would grace a wall in any home …adorable …

Four Walls Hunt Zinnias Crystal Cave gift

Last for this evening…is from Zinnias…very unusual “Crystal Cave”..it would create a unique spot to hang out in outside. Single & Couple poses are included, some really cute ones to tend to the fire (including a pokey stick !) All gifts are priced at just 10L….I will do more tomorrow, and I seriously can’t wait ! Please take a moment to read the hunt blog pages, they have alllllll the info, hints etc on them.

Four Walls Hunt Blog

Cold Winters Night Hunt Blog

Zinnias

Trompe Loeil

POST