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Friday, December 11, 2009

Partings

I rezzed on June 16, 2007. After being helped out of my newbie state, I began exploring Second Life™ and quickly fell in love with it. I quickly discovered that people actually gave away things, and just knew I had to share this news, so I began this blog.

At first, I included some of the business in a box freebies, since I didn't know any better, but quickly learned the difference between quality store freebies and business in a box freebies. My freebie collection journey continued alone until I was joined by Lorri (now showing as Sarah) more than a year later. We were joined by Claire, then Savvy. Claire returned to school and Havi joined us for several months, and there have been a few others along the way, but Savvy carried the bulk of the blog for most of this year, while I got busy with my inworld modeling career and agency management.

Hunting freebies on the grid these days can be a full-time job, and there are many other blogs doing a far better job of it than Virtual Freebies has been lately, as Savvy and I both became increasingly busy, and it's been difficult to find people to join us and carry on what was started 2-1/2 years ago.

Virtual Freebies has 43 loyal followers on blogspot, some on BlogCatalog, and even more on Bloglines. We've had 168,264 page views as of today, and there are 609 posts on this blog. It's been a fabulous run, and I've met some incredible people, designers and hunters alike, for which I'll be forever grateful.

But, with a great deal of sadness, I must announce that we've come to the end of the road. I'm allowing the virtualfreebiesblog.com domain lapse in January. I'm going to leave Virtual Freebies open at its blogspot address (http://virtual-freebies.blogspot.com) for historical purposes, and for whatever use people can get from it. Our sister blog, Virtual Fashionista, will remain open, although my posting to it will be sporadic, I'm sure.

Savvy and I want to thank all of you who have followed us. It's meant a lot, and your faithfulness kept us going at times when we just were't sure we could continue. Big hugs to all of you.

I could ramble more, but I'll close with - see you on the grid! Happy lives to all of you :)

Honey & Savvy

Thursday, November 26, 2009

MUA by Djinn & Tonic


MUA by Djinn & Tonic is being released TODAY at .44 Caliber's mainstore.

As part of the release, there is a free skin in the store as well as ways to win more free stuff!

Feeling Lucky?

There are 11 different prizes to be won, including some fat packs.

  • 5 winners will be chosen from the in-world Djinn & Tonic group. Search "Djinn & Tonic" if you have a group slot left. (There is a one-time membership fee of 250L).
  • 5 winners will be chosen from the subscribo group. Click the kiosk here.
  • 1 skin set will be given to one of Glance Magazine's members as well! (To qualify you have to not only be in Glance's group but you also have to be in the Djinn & Tonic group in world.)

The skins are absolutely gorgeous. Makeup colors include, Apple, Pomegranate, Deadly Nightshade, Hazel, Pumpkin, Fern, Broom, Sage, Mandrake & Mint. All these "ingredients" are used in Wiccan rituals, giving the skins a dark, mysterious feel.

Skins come in 3 tones, pale, natural & sun-kissed. The highlights and shading on the skin are very natural, and not over done. Bravo!

Skin packs generously include 20 skins! Each skin is sold by brow/shadow color and comes with (5) amazing lipstick shades, a freckle, and no pubic hair variation for a mere 1500L giving you value for your hard earned money.

My personality allows me to wear the more, dare I say, outrageous make up, so for me, the heavy shadow & the prominent lips are win! Let me know what you think!


Shown above I am wearing the Brunette Brown option. From left to right, shadow colors are as follows: Apple [Sun-kissed], Broom [Sun-kissed] & the gift skin [Natural].

There are 1500 skins with this release when you consider all the options available. This has been quite an undertaking!

Congratulations & kudos to Babyhoney Bailey her first skin release. I am officially hooked!

Be sure to stop by the store and try on these demos! They are wonderful, and I am confident that you will love how they "fit" on you too!

Hugs,
Sav

Tuesday, November 24, 2009



*Linc* has some great freebies set out for everyone. The boxers come in black or white and the cute dollar for your mouth is free! Love the finger tape, they come with or without nails for only 1L.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Winterstock Fun!

First things first, if you are a member of Stiletto Moody's group, there is a lovely 2nd anniversary gift waiting for you. TP in to the store, and pick up your FREE pair of shoes!


If you're not already a member, the group is currently closed until the anniversary celebration is over.

The hunt on the new Cupcake Sim ends tomorrow, so be sure to check that out, there are clothes & skins to be found. Some of the vendors participated in the hunt as well, so look everywhere!

I explored the Winterstock Sim today. What a great build. The imagination, and talent in SL never ceases to amaze me.

Here's what I found:
Sn@tch has 5 fabulous freebies under the Christmas Tree.
Rebel Hope also has awesomeness!



Here is one of the gifts from Sn@tch, along with the Rudolph gifts from Rebel Hope.

Stellar has a gift as well. Also included in the pack are a pair of plaid pants if the short skirt isn't your style.



BlackLace gives this gorgeous, lingerie set, complete with bra, panties, corset & gloves.

Wrap yourself under the tree in this deliciousness, and Santa won't be able to help himself!

Musashi-Do has a fabulous dress, perfect for any occasion.

Take your man with you, there is a gift for him too!

SySy's has 2 delightful dresses. The first is called Autumn Roses, in Blue which is embellished with gorgeous prim roses.

The red Christmas mini, is perfect for holiday parties, and clubbing.

Kess Creations spoils us with holiday jewelry. This Festivus set is just part of the generous gift.



Dawny has gifts to decorate your home for the holidays.

Spork is offering this fun, striped socks, with the over the knee look, or sloppy, as shown below.


StinkEye has some holiday silliness. Check out this candy cane.


There is also one you can hold in your hand, if this doesn't do anything for you.

Dreams has an adorable belted collar, adorned with a cloud charm.


Vengeance has a 1L Media Centre for you to decorate, your SLhome.

Cynful
has the November outfit for you.


This is guaranteed to turn heads!

We'll be back soon with more!

Hugs,
Sav

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Skins Galore!

[the oBscene] has freebie chairs with last year's popular Thanksgiving skins. Be sure to pop over & try your luck on the chairs.

You can also pick up a freebie at the skin fair booth, which contains a gorgeous Vamp skin tone

The skin comes with several options for you to choose from, such as a wet look, neck cut, and a bloody neck cut.


The Dominion Fashion District has Vintage Bow Boots



The Dominion Festish also has freebie goodess.



Tuli group members received a fabulous gift today! Meet Bella. The newest in Tuli's beautiful array of skins.
This is FREE to Group Members, however the Group is not free to join.


The Vanity Universe Skin Fair has lots of freebies. Check out the collage for the wonderful skin gifts provided by these generous designers!


I have included links to the stores that offered gifts, however there is likely a main TP point, so you'll need to look for the beacon to find the store you're looking for.

  • Body By Eve - Gifts for Ladies & Men each gift pack includes a 300L gift certificate.
  • ..::MAI::.. has several gifts, including a tank & panties.
  • Imagen - guys & Girls dollarbie skins.
  • Apparence - subscribo gift & freebie at the skin fair
There are so many awesome, and amazing new skins displayed at the Skin Fair.

Take the time to have a look around, and be sure to show your appreciation to the Designers who take the time to offer freebies for our enjoyment! It only takes a minute to send a note of thanks, and a few short words of praise really do go a long way.

Have a great weekend.

We'll be back with more soon!

Hugs,
Sav

Saturday, October 31, 2009

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I quickly did the Trick-or Treating at the Caribbean City sim, and was surprised at the goodies I came away with!

Above, you will see the goodies from Second Spaces Furniture. The "Price is Right" pose from Pulling Strings (lots of fun poses here), a ghost t-shirt from Kunstkammer, along with 1 of 4 hair styles from Bryce & eyes from Eponym.

Ova Hauled is offering Limited Edition pieces for your Halloween.

This outfit can be picked up for 0L. Suitable for humans & neko's alike. Upstairs you will find ears & a scull & spider decorated tail.


Cilian'gel has some Halloween goodness with the Got Spiders? Collection. This adorable set, is a group gift! Wear your tag, and pick it up from the store.


The MM board also hosts a Got Spiders gift. This pretty, lacy, webby goodness!


You can purchase the entire 5 pc set of Got Spiders? for just 200L. Imagine the possibilities!



HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Hugs,
Sav

Trick or Treat


I am about to start the trick or treating at
Caribbean City, and thought you'd like to join me. I'll post my findings later.

Hope to see you there!



Hugs,
Sav

Friday, October 30, 2009

I think she's lost her mind!

Rachel at In Her Shoes and Hair @ Vignette sent out a notice stating that after years of loving SL, she had decided to give back, and that all of the shoes and hair were currently free. I don't know how long this will last, and as you might imagine, it's lag city over there.

Before I post the slurls, I'm going to state....there is a tip jar in one of the corners of the hair store....remember what hair and shoes cost you and you're getting an entire store for free. GIVE TO THE TIP JAR GENEROUSLY!!

Hair:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vignette/46/66/33

Shoes:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vignette/121/102/56

Honey

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Yay, it Thursday!!

Together Inc. has a cool dollarbie in the discount section. The LM should drop you right in front of it. If not, take the teleporter to the Discount section, and its up on the wall.



Khush has a FREE as well! Take a look at these jeans! They come plain, or pumpkin adorned just in time for Halloween.

These jeans are low cut, and sexy, with great prim legs!

Orage Creations
is having a Pumpkin Hunt which started on the 20th & runs til the 31st. 8 pumpkins hidden around the store. If you've been following the blog for a while, you know I love this store!

Here is a peek at the goodness!

The "Little Horror Wall" is a great gift. It adds ambiance, as well its a great prop for your festive pics.


Here is a closer look at the cute witch outfit, which I absolutely LOVE!!


The adorable boots are also a prize, as well as the copper bracelet.



There is also, a skin! Its a pretty one.


Also available, is the Halloween skin, which is just 50L.


The fabulous eyelashes are also from *OC* not free, but worth the 150L in my opinion.

Don't forget to check on the upper floors there are freebies & cheapies to be had as well. This is really good stuff girls! Definitely worth the trip!

I also heard (from Honeybear) that CodeBastard is giving all of the eyes she created 2 years ago as a ten-dollarbie, all 77 colors!

We'll be back soon with more!

Hugs,
Sav

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween dollarbie


La Petite Morte is offering the above background for 1L! It's not just a background, it's also got the broom and sit pose...Very cute and if you're a photobug like me, you'll have a blast with it! Look for the Subscribe-O-Matic while you're there, there's another gift in it! ;)
Honey

HALLOWEEN & LIMITED TIME

FOR TODAY ONLY!! This outfit can be yours for just 10L at Ooh La La

This Style is a new release, and appropriately colored for Halloween. Everything you see here is included!

Convoitise by By Toume Yao & Ondeline Pera has a gorgeous Halloween gown for just 10L.


You can also pick up the Lea Purple for 5L.


The shoes I am wearing are free and available at The Dominion. Here's a closer look.


They come in a 4-pack. In addition to the black, as shown above, you also get red, gold & white. Available for a limited time only, so hurry over.

~ Tea Lane ~ has 2L novelty skins, inspired by the Rocky Horror picture show. The fat pack of 9 skins, is available for just 10L!


Relentless Couture has seasonable dollarbies for the neko in all of us!


These tails are so cutely decorated with pumpkins, as are the ears, with adorable tufts of fur pointing outward. You don't have to decided which set you're going to buy, at 1L each, you can get both!!

Surreal Style Tattoos has an awesome tat on the MM board for the ladies!

Be sure to spank that MM board. I am # 8 LOL!


Belle Morte is having a Halloween mini hunt. You are searching for orange hearts. The prize? Four themed tanks, for just 5L each.

(Hint: You'll need to take the teleporter to find heart # 3 & 4)

These tanks are currently retailing for 150L for the fat pack, and come on several layers and include an undershirt in a different color. Take some time, explore the sim, and save yourself some serious cash!

Have fun!

We'll be back soon with more.

Hugs,
Sav




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HAPPY HALLOWEEN HUNT

Cilian'gel and [hate this] proudly present the "Happy Halloween Hunt" which takes place at Valefar, the main location of Cilian'gel.


You will also find a minion store of [hate this] deep in the cellar!



There are 4 original outfits, designed exclusively for this hunt, in some of the pumpkins around the store. They are FREE - if you can find them. Two of the outfits are for ladies, the other two look great on guys AND gals!

Here is a sneak peek of what's available! Below, is the "Fallen Leaves" male outfit from [hate this].


The dark brown denim style jeans look great on Justice, and I love how they hug my butt!


The female gift is just as fabulous. It comes with a leafy necklace, form fitting top, patterned leggings & skirt.


I think we need to check out more of what [hate this] has to offer. So far, I am loving it!


Below are the "Got Pumpkin" outfits from Cilian'gel.



Look closely at the stockings ladies, they are adorned with the cutest pumpkin, and ribbon!

You can remove the jacket, that Justice is wearing, and you have an outfit that looks something like this. (cool cap, also included!).



It had been a while since I had stopped by Cilian'gel, so I had a look around. You are still able to camp for goodies, pick up freebie t-shirts, and there is also an outfit for the "Making Strides" fundraiser.

Check out the goodness on the MM board!

Only 10 people are needed to get the gift. Help me out on this, won't you please?!

The hunt items will be out until Halloween ... maybe even November 1st. Be sure to check it out, along with the other incredibly detailed costumes in the store.

We'll be back with more soon.

Hugs,
Sav

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