Saturday, July 30, 2016

More Newbie Gifts and Free Dove

Hiya everyone! Tonight I have a few more gifts for new residents to show you, with the help of my new alt MidnightMagpie, a.k.a. Maggie. She buzzed around the grid like a busy little bee, and discovered that many of the places on the notecard included in a prior newbie gift no longer exist to give out more gifts. I took her to Free Dove for some freebie retail therapy, where we found some cute items for avatars of all ages. Sometimes the day we plan isn't the day we get, yet still turns out to be beneficial :)

My first photo is from the newbie gift at Sassy, which is conveniently located near their lucky chairs and group gifts. For the under 30 days old crowd, just click the Jasmine Full Avatar poster and you will be given a generous package including the Cami Top in black (also a white version) and Capri Jeans seen on the left, Buttoned Sweater Pink and Side Button Skirt Black with skirt prims shown on the right, the shoes you see on both sides, plus a slew of goodies not shown: 3 hairs, 2 skins, a shape, a facelight, and a pair of red/black shoes. Everything is for default avatars, no mesh feet/bodies needed. 

Next I thoroughly enjoyed pairing a Free Dove gift for all ages with one of the maaaany shoes from ECRU for new residents. The clothing is the ** Pretty Wave Top & Bodycon Mini found at Free Dove, in a single mesh size each with alphas. The shoes are CHoOoZ "Zahara" Suede in Midnight, part of the Zahara fatpack that is one of at least a dozen or so fatpacks given to residents under 60 days old. There are so many different styles, including ones with prim feet that need tinting to match your skin, in a terrific assortment of colors for any outfit or mood. You will need to find a sandbox to unpack them all, so I suggest listening to your favorite music and having an unpacking party somewhere, solo or with a new friend.

Another fun outfit from Free Dove is courtesy of Sweet Tea, who have gone with the bird theme of the store (as many do) with the dove print on the pants and sneakers. So what does this gift for all ages hold? We have the tank top on the left, long sleeve shirt on the right, jeggings in both sides, sneakers for default feet, and even a HUD with appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega for mesh body wearers. Complete matching outfits do make Maggie feel less awkward, it's a reassuring feeling to look pulled together.

One more treat from Free Dove, this is Prism Nisha by Journey that includes the system layer shirt and the mesh skirt in standard sizes. On my feet I am sporting another color from that Zahara suede fatpack from the newbie gift from ECRU. I believe they rebranded from CHoOoZ to ECRU and this is a clever way to ensure that their older work goes to good use :) This pair is the Silver shade from the fatpack, a nice neutral for a summer evening.

Hair note of the night: I am enjoying the blonde look for Maggie, courtesy of Free Dove and the Rezology gift there called Save the Queen mesh hair. It includes a HUD with 6 shades of blonde and brunette, and is a versatile style. I am still loving the newbie gift skin/shape from Pink Fuel, since those are such basic needs I really appreciate the simple beauty. I decided today to go with a new eye color, so I chose a gorgeous green (Spring) from the newbie gift at .::IM CaPPed::. which is their Soul Windows - Moppet pack of 10 lovely eyes whose color names include chocolate, citrus, deeper, frosted, honey, lush, midnight, nectar, and something blue.

My thoughts so far in this experiment on what new residents would most benefit from: we need more hair and better AO's, as I found the same AO as a free gift in at least 3 places but it's the one where you check both feet to see what you stepped in >.< Now I know why that AO is literally everywhere, it's a common gift for newbies and there aren't many other options out there. I also think we would benefit from more updated lists being distributed of where newbies can locate gifts and advice, to help them on the wonderful journey of Second Life. 

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend, magical magpie hugs to everyone!!


Photo 1:

Outfits: ~Sassy~ Jasmine Full Avatar $0L Newbie Gift

Photo 2:

Outfit: ** Pretty Wave Top & Bodycon Mini for Free Dove $0L
Shoes: ECRU CHoOoZ "Zahara" {Suede} Midnight $0L Newbie Gift

Photo 3:

Outfits: *Sweet Tea Couture Free Dove Gift $0L

Photo 4:

Outfit: Prism Nisha by Journey $0L Free Dove Gift
Shoes: ECRU CHoOoZ "Zahara" {Suede} Silver $0L Newbie Gift

Hair: rezology Save the Queen (mesh hair) $0L Free Dove Gift
Skin/Shape: Pink Fuel [PF] Renee <Crystal> - Pure $0L Newbie Gift

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