Friday, 4 September 2020

New Group Gift @ Curvosity

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A wonderful, longtime friend of mine decided to make a pose set, which was inspired by a mohawk I had just made for my Inworld Group as a gift.
 
If you got to Curvosity, you can nab this pose and the mirror. It is a group gift, but the group is currently Free to Join.

I also have my own group, linked above, set to only L$24 for the duration of the 24th edition of Twisted Hunt. The Mohawk I am wearing is not the group gift one(I didn't know until after this shot was already done, she had made it for the other mohawk, haha). This mohawk is on sale tho, you can find it 50% off at the Mystical Market. There are also two L$5 hunt prizes there, if you want to grab even more goodies.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Blog News - Scheduled Posts not Going Live

Hi Everyone,

It seems like all my late july posts did not go live at their scheduled times. The only thing I can think that would have cause this is the new blogger interface being activated. I didn't like it, and have Free*Style still running on the old one, until they actually forced the update.

I wont put up all the posts, as most of them aren't relevant anymore, but over the course of today, I will be putting The Wash Cart Sale ones live. Most of those ones still have content that you can get, as we have all day today for the sale still, and even into tomorrow, cause designers don't pick things up right away, in most cases.

Sorry this has happened, it makes it look like I didn't do anything for about 20 days or so, and that was not my intent.

I will have to keep a watch of Scheduled Content better, as both issues this year have happened when I put a bunch of posts up at a time.

Thanks for your patience and readership,

Helena Stringer
Owner of Free*Style


The Wash Cart Sale - The Stringer Mausoleum

The Stringer Mausoleum @ The Wash Cart Sale

The Wash Cart Sale is going to be over in less than 24 hours.

The Wash Cart Sale - Summer 2020
July 15th to August 5th

TP To The Wash


Each designer has 10 items priced at L$50 and under and one Event Exclusive, which is L$50.

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Last day for The Wash Cart Sale!

This is my booth at the sale.

Exclusive - Unisex Hair - L$50
4 other hairs - L$35
Hair Texture Huds - L$40
Eyes - L$15

Plus a few free gifts! There is in fact free hair, due to prim limits and event rules, it is in the demo box, along with the free eyes.

I normally wouldn't blog my own stuff, but there isn't anyone else to do it yet, so . . . .

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Sun & Sand



Supa Ebil alter ego back at it again! And this time I'm making her wear all sorts of cute beach stuff. I did leave her her eyes, that is something right? She does like her bawls so so much!

The Free

Skin(BOM) - 7 Deadly Skins - Helle Skin in Apricot - Group Gift (Pay to Join)
Tattoo(BOM) - Juliette Tattoo - Tumble Rose in 40% - Instore Gift
Necklace - Cynful - Flamingo Necklace - SLFO Group Gift (Free to Join)

The Cheap

Shape - Cachi - Circe Shape (Tweaked a bit) - L$1 on SLM
Polish(Applier) - Nailed It - Chevron Polish Set in Cool Colours - L$1 on SLM
Drink - Cubic Cherry - Healthy Drink - L$1 on SLM

The Wash Cart Sale Items

***Note: All items at The Wash Cart Sale are L$50 and Under.***

Eyes(Applier) - The Stringer Mausoleum - Shyanne Eyes in Funnel Cloud - L$15
Outfit - Magnetic - Sweet Summer Set - L$50
Earrings - Poeme - Pearly Hoop Earrings in Gold/Blue - L$15
Sunglasses - Loordes of London - Beach Glam Glasses in A8 - L$49

The Wash Cart Sale ends Aug. 5th

Sponsors

Hair - Adoness - Frigg in Burgundy
Hairbase(BOM) - Adoness - Basic Shaved Hairbase


Wednesday, 22 July 2020

The Wash Cart Sale - Designer Assets Roundup

The Wash Cart Sale is one of the few events that let in Asset Creators. So if you own a store, and buy templates and textures, try to keep The Wash on your radar. There are about 4 Cart Sales a year, and all the items are L$50 and under.



ToolShed - Full Perms Textures and Mesh



Timeless Textures - Full Perm Textures



Lyrical B!zarre Templates - Full Perm Mesh Kits



Cognition Creations - Full Perm Textures


Clutter - Full Perm Mesh Kits

Keep in Mind, These are all L$50 and Under. I got 6 Earrings for only L$25, and they happen to be ready to wear, so even if you aren't a designer, they could just be nice to have.

The Wash Cart Sale ends August 5th.

Monday, 20 July 2020

Gothic Tanning

Gothic Tanning

The Sun and I don't get along, but sometimes I still want to do all the summery things.

Helena Stringer - Free*Style - The Wash Cart Sale Summer - Part 1 - A

Really enjoying this umbrella from Static.

Helena Stringer - Free*Style - The Wash Cart Sale Summer - Part 1 - B

If you didn't know, The Wash is currently having their Summer version of the Cart Sale. Every booth has a L$50 exclusive, and all items are priced from L$10 to L$50.

Credits

Hair - The Stringer Mausoleum - Keep it Pasty w/Hud - L$35 @ The Wash Cart Sale
Mesh Head - LeLutka - Erin Bento/BOM Head
Mesh Body - Slink - Physique Redux
Skin(BOM) - Ritual - Elspeth Skin in Qinae - L$100 Skin Sale
 Eyebrows(BOM) - FLStyle - Black Reel Eyebrows - L$6 on SLM
Eyes(Mesh) - Omega Solution - Omega Mesh Eyes - L$49
Eye(Applier) - The Stringer Mausoleum - Shyanne Eyes in S.E. - L$15 @ The Wash Cart Sale
Eyeliner(BOM) - AlaskaMetro - Tightline Eyeliner in 03 Black - FREE Wearable Tester
Eyeshadow(BOM) - Freebees - Pretty Eyeshadow in Teal - FREE on SLM
Tattoo - Lilithe - Mania Tattoo in Faded
Nails(Appliers) -
Outfit - Emerald Couture - Molly Set in Green - The Wash Cart Sale
Bento Piercings - Blaxium - Nera 2 w/Hud
Necklace 1 -  Beloved Jewelry - Rock Pendant Necklace in Turquoise - SLFO Group Gift
Necklace 2 - Bubble - Spell Bottle Necklace in Ombres - L$5 Midsummer Enchantment Hunt
Rings - Velika Rituals - Eternal Mist Rings- *NEW* @ Midsummer Enchantment
Umbrella - Static -  Sultry Parasol in Jute

Bento Hand Poses - HopScotch - Handy Expressions II


Tuesday, 14 July 2020

The Wash Cart Sale - Summer 2020


The Wash Cart Sale - Summer 2020
July 15th to August 5th

Each designer has 10 items priced at L$50 and under and one Event Exclusive, which is L$50.

Everyone might not be setup yet, I'm sending this out about a half hour early.


Friday, 10 July 2020

SL17B Shop & Hop - Sugarplum Sim - Gift Guide

SL17B Shop and Hop
June 19th to July 12th 

As many of you already know, there is currently celebrations going on in Second Life, as it is 17 years old.

To go along the normal Exhibit and Celebration sims, there is also a Shop & Hop going on. With 10 Shopping Sims, there is around 200 designers, all with booths that have all their items reduced, as well as a gift.

I might be late to the party(I've been busy homeschooling 3 mini-minions), but I have the time to cover all these gifts now, so will do so! If you are late like me, this might be able to help you pick and choose where you want to go.

Today we are covering the offerings at the Sugarplum Sim


I am going to continue to use good old ebil alter ego Heli as our gift model throughout the rest of the gift guides. She did such a good job, and I sort of forgot how cute her avatar was.

As a base, Heli is wearing Hair/Hairbase from Adoness,  Head from LeLutka, Body from Maitreya, Skin from Genesis Lab Skin, Eyebrows from Jumo, and a custom shape.


Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Sugarplum - 1

Left - Ghoul - Top - Legacy/Maitreya
Middle - HolliPocket - Shirt - Maitreya
Right -Lassitude and Ennui - Top (3 Colours) - Maitreya

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Sugarplum - 2

Left - Candy Kitten - Freya/Legacy/Maitreya
Middle Left - Avanti - Clothing Set - Alice/Freya/Hourglass/Legacy/Maitreya
Middle Right -  Safira - Dress (3 Colours) - Freya/Hourglass/Isis/Legacy/Maitreya
Right - Avanti - Clothing Set - Alice/Freya/Hourglass/Legacy/Maitreya
Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Sugarplum - 3

Left - Belle Epoque - Dress - Legacy/Maitreya
Top - The Stringer Mausoleum - Eyes - System/BOM/Mesh/Petites/Genesis Lab Applier/Omega Applier
Bottom - Epic - Fairy Nom
Right - Secrets of Gaia - Gown - Freya/Hourglass/Isis/Legacy/Maitreya/Physique

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Sugarplum - 4

Left - Genesis Lab - Skin - System
Top - The Stringer Mausoleum - Hair
Middle - Ayashi - Hair w/Hud
Bottom - The Stringer Mausoleum - Hair
Right - The Stringer Mausoleum - Skin - System/BOM

Genesis Lab also has a pose as part of their gift, I totally forgot about it at the bottom of the skin folder, so didn't manage to shoot it.

The Stringer Mausoleum has a Bonus Hairstyle slipped into the Unisex gift. The Ad just shows the eyes, but there is hair too, so if you men haven't been by, and you like mohawks, it is worth it to pick up!

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Sugarplum - 5

Left - Stardust - Tattoo
Middle - 1313 Mockingbird Lane - Sneakers - Unrigged/Maitreya
Right - Modulus - Visor

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Sugarplum - 6

Left - Cube Republic - Trees
Middle - Madras - Birdhouses
Right - Hayabusa - Tree

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Sugarplum - 7

Top Left - Cube Republic - Functional Cacti and Succulent Encyclopedia
Top Middle - Fantasy China - Wreath
Top Right - Peaches - Gnomes
Bottom - What Next - Surfboard Wall Decor

The Wreath from Fantasy China is super cool, it is scripted, and it sort of looks like sparkly clouds are swirling around. It is mildly eerie, but I like it.

The Stringer Mausoleum - Cruel Summer Hunt KEY

The Stringer Mausoleum Booth also has a little hunt going on. If you missed the Cruel Summer Hunt, you can have a chance to get some of the gifts, prices ranging from L$5 to L$35. There are 14 to collect, and all the unisex ones are marked. There are 4 extra Unisex ones, only L$1 each.

Get your Gifts on the SL17B Shop and Hop Sugarplum Sim Today! 

 Any missed gifts were unintentional, either the booth did not have one at the time I passed through the event, or they just did not have one available, even though it was one of the few mandatory event rules.

Disclaimer - Photos were taken in Ultra, but with minimal or in some cases no shadows enabled. This was to show the products as is.

SL17B Shop & Hop - Halcyon Sim - Gift Guide

SL17B Shop and Hop
June 19th to July 12th 

As many of you already know, there is currently celebrations going on in Second Life, as it is 17 years old.

To go along the normal Exhibit and Celebration sims, there is also a Shop & Hop going on. With 10 Shopping Sims, there is around 200 designers, all with booths that have all their items reduced, as well as a gift.

I might be late to the party(I've been busy homeschooling 3 mini-minions), but I have the time to cover all these gifts now, so will do so! If you are late like me, this might be able to help you pick and choose where you want to go.

Today we are covering the offerings at the Halcyon Sim


I am going to continue to use good old ebil alter ego Heli as our gift model throughout the rest of the gift guides. She did such a good job, and I sort of forgot how cute her avatar was.

As a base, Heli is wearing Hair/Hairbase from Adoness,  Head from LeLutka, Body from Maitreya, Skin from Glam Affair, Eyebrows from Jumo, and a custom shape.

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Halcyon - 1

Left - Blueberry - Top w/Hud  - Freya/Hourglass/Isis/Legacy/Maitreya/Physique/Venus
Middle - Lunar - Clothing Set w/Hud - Freya/Hourglass/Legacy/Maitreya
Right - Lumar - Group Gift Clothing Set (Free to Join) - Freya/Hourglass/Isis/Legacy/Maitreya

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Halcyon - 2

Left - Tentacio - Headband (4 Colours)
Middle - BonBon - Hair (Single Colour)
Right - Love - Hair w/Hud

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Halcyon - 3

Left - MALified - Dress - Maitreya
Top - Tentacio - Collar w/Hud
Middle - Tentacio - Drink
Bottom - Bondi - Sunglasses (4 Versions)
Right - Bella Moda - Outfit (Dress/Jewelry/Heels) - Fitmesh/Freya/Hourglass/Isis/Maitreya/Physique/Legacy/Perky/Venus

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Halcyon - 4

Top Left - Blueberry - Heels w/Hud - Freya/Hourglass/Legacy/Maitreya/Physique/Venus
Top Right - BonBon - Telephone
Bottom Left - Musu - Decor and Huggable
Bottom Right - ANE Shoes - Heels in Various Colours - Maitreya/Slink

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Halcyon - 5

Top Left -Acorn - Canvas'
Bottom Left - Casa de Bebe - Suitcases
Middle - H.Apotheca - Candle
Top Right - Pixel Box - Book
Bottom Right -  Construct - Cake and Fork - Can be found in the Zed Booth


Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Halcyon - 6

Top - Aphrodite - Flower Boat Decor
Middle - Luane's World - Pose
Bottom - Zed - Cybernetic Arm Set - Male Bodies that are supported are shown on the ad

BHD has L$1 inserts to work with other products. They don't really work stand alone, and not sure if you would make them work with other houses or skyboxes. Could be creatively used as backdrops for bloggers, if you are craft and such.

Mandilena has a whole pack of gestures that are celebration based, and most could be used for various events or gatherings. I didn't really know how to go about blogging gestures, so you will just hav to check them out for yourself.

Get your Gifts on the SL17B Shop and Hop Halcyon Sim Today! 

 Any missed gifts were unintentional, either the booth did not have one at the time I passed through the event, or they just did not have one available, even though it was one of the few mandatory event rules.

Disclaimer - Photos were taken in Ultra, but with minimal or in some cases no shadows enabled. This was to show the products as is.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

SL17B Shop & Hop - Gleaming Sim - Gift Guide

SL17B Shop and Hop
June 19th to July 12th 

As many of you already know, there is currently celebrations going on in Second Life, as it is 17 years old.

To go along the normal Exhibit and Celebration sims, there is also a Shop & Hop going on. With 10 Shopping Sims, there is around 200 designers, all with booths that have all their items reduced, as well as a gift.

I might be late to the party(I've been busy homeschooling 3 mini-minions), but I have the time to cover all these gifts now, so will do so! If you are late like me, this might be able to help you pick and choose where you want to go.

Today we are covering the offerings at the Gleaming Sim


I am going to continue to use good old ebil alter ego Heli as our gift model throughout the rest of the gift guides. She did such a good job, and I sort of forgot how cute her avatar was.

As a base, Heli is wearing Hair/Hairbase from Adoness,  Head from LeLutka, Body from Maitreya, Skin from Wow Skins and a custom shape.


Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Gleaming - 1

Left - Alantori - Shirt - Various Bodies for both Sexes
Middle - Son!a Edge - Dress - Freya Perky/Hourglass/Isis Perky/Legacy/Legacy Perky/Maitreya
Right -Salt and Pepper - Dress w/Hud - Freya/Legacy/Legacy Perky/Maitreya

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Gleaming - 2


Top Left -  Wow Skins - Skin - System Layer/Omega (Has Fingernails)
Top Right - Petrichor - Skin - BOM for various bodies (Additional Layers/Addons and Makeup included)
Bottom Left - Alantori - Hat Hair w/Hud
Bottom Right - Sintiklia - Hair w/Hud

With the Alantori Branded Hat Hairstyle, yours will look different than mine in the shot above. That is because I took the branding off. I feel in most cases, I just don't want my various avatars wearing sl specific branding. Luckily the item is mod. When you are editing, you can click edit linked parts, click the words mesh, and set the texture to alpha(or 100% transparency). Poof, no more branding! You now are not a walking billboard, and have a more functional item to wear.

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Gleaming - 3

Left - Spectacled Chic - Headmask
Middle -  Alantori - Bento Tail w/Hud
Right - Spectacled Chic - Headmask

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Gleaming - 4

Top Left - Supernatural - Necklace w/Huds
Top Middle - Lapointe & BastChild Designs - Unisex Ring - Various Bodies for both Sexes but also Unrigged
Top Right - Rozorregalia - Earrings
Bottom Left - etham - Necklace w/Hud - Unrigged Male Fit
Bottom Right - Reinvent  - Necklace w/Hud - Jake/Legacy/Gianni

The bottom 2 necklaces are for males only, they will not work nor look good on female bodies.

Free*Style - SL17B Gifts - Gleaming - 5


Top Left - Free in the SWear Booth
Top Middle - Sahi Designs - Birthday Table
Top Right - DaD - Composition
Bottom Left - Myth - Balloons
Bottom Middle -  RNK - Frames
Bottom Right -Status Inc - Lamps

Get your Gifts on the SL17B Shop and Hop Gleaming Sim Today! 

 Any missed gifts were unintentional, either the booth did not have one at the time I passed through the event, or they just did not have one available, even though it was one of the few mandatory event rules.

Disclaimer - Photos were taken in Ultra, but with minimal or in some cases no shadows enabled. This was to show the products as is.