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Happy FREE SKIN DAY Gentlemen!

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Hello everyone and happy Free Skin Day to all you Fabbies out there. First off, an uncomfortable truth for the male avies of Second Life: The default skin that you began Second Life with is definitely in need of immediate replacement. You might not want to fuss around with one, but a skin upgrade could make a world of difference in your SL. Male skins are notoriously expensive, but it is possible to upgrade your skin for FREE or for very little cost. Here are some fantastic possibilities:

A – Seven Deadly s{K}ins – Noah – (FREE Advent Calender Gift / 0L / FREE to join all December)
B – Seven Deadly s{K}ins – Bjorn – (Marketplace Promo Item / 1L )

Seven Deadly s{K}ins is a great place to get skins and easily one of the most generous stores on the grid as far as giving out free gifts to their group members. December is a great time to join their group, as it is FREE all month. The skin shown in picture A is part of their advent promotion and is Noah V1 Caramel. Every day this month, more pieces of this skin package will become available on their advent calendar. The skin is excellent and I can’t wait to see the other pieces of the set. The skin in picture B is Seven Deadly s{K}ins’ 1L marketplace promo skin. It seems there are always promos and discounts going on and with lucky chairs and a midnight mania board as well, this group is an absolute bargain!

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C – Tellaq – Monti – (FREE Midnight Mania board / 0L / FREE Group)

Any discussion of quality FREE male skins on SL has to include the fantastic Midnight Mania board at Tellaq. In picture C, I am wearing the current midnight mania board skin Monti with the hairier option and the optional 20% darker skin tone changer. Their skins have a tendency towards the extremely muscular and athletic, and they absolutely excel at darker tones especially. Since this is Tellaq we are talking about, the prize isn’t just a skin but a complete avatar package! The package includes sixteen styles of facial hair and an option for a hairier body on each one. Also included is a shape and some eyes as well, so this really is a full package that you can get for FREE! Join this FREE group and start collecting these skins, There is a good chance you will like Tellaq’s products.

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D – JOMO – 2012 Halloween gift men’s skin (FREE Gift / 0L)

Now for something completely different! Here is a super cool FREE fantasy skin the store JOMO has put out for everyone to enjoy. It comes in a package with eyes and a shape but I opted for my own in picture D. Originally blogged here, this skin is extremely distinctive looking and I was thrilled to add it to my inventory!

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E – 8 DESIGNE – Male Autumn’15 Group Gift (FREE Group Gift / 0L / FREE Group)
F – Curves – Group Gift-Boys-2-MAY (FREE Group Gift / 0L / FREE Group)

8 DESIGNE has this nice FREE Group Gift available right now. It comes as shown in picture E with chest hair,  but the gift also includes a version without chest hair and even has slink appliers! The 8 DESIGNE group is FREE to join, so run over there and take a look as soon as you can.

Another great resource when you are looking for FREE Men’s skins is a store called Curves. They have multiple group gifts out in the store right now both FREE and for a nominal fee. The skin I am wearing in picture F is Group Gift-Boys-2-MAY and comes with a shape, although I did decide to use my own for the pic.

That’s it for my part of Free Skin Day, have a great time shopping and I will see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

 

 

WHC is wearing…

 

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All the skins listed above of course and…

Loincloth – C&N Designs Gorean Outfit Kajiru Shadow Loincloth 
Bracelet – Lavarock Creations Bracelet Black / Brown Cross
Eyes – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes in Tropic

Hair in A & F – CaTwA Mesh Jason V2 Hair
Hairbase in A – LANEVO No. 04 Black
Hair in B – E – Argrace Akira in Ash Black

This week’s pics were taken at my favorite FREE photo studio. I am sure they appreciate me hanging around there nearly naked all day, so the least I can do is give them a wink and a smile. Karu’s Korner photo studio is great for bloggers, taking profile pics and stalking me. Many thanks for a great resource.

 

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Stars – Beyond the New Frontier

I have a sky full of stars. That’s right! I got it from Precious of Precious Designs as a group gift (free to join). I love this dress. It comes with a color change HUD that gives you 2 color choices – purple & green. I can’t even begin to tell you how generous this designer is with her group & SLF&O gifts. I chose the purple for this shoot. I paired it with a new pair of shoes from Shoenique, the Latte Heels Pumps. They are also a free gift for the SLF&O group (free to join). The color is neutral and will match almost anything in your wardrobe.

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I put in this closeup shot to show you my nails, hair and jewelry. My nails come from Allusions, another set of the Meteorite nails in 2 colors (group gift). I’m wearing the berry set. These are SLink appliers so you must have a set of SLink hands. Cele Light Blonde is the hair I am wearing from Alli&Ali. It was a MM Prize. Both of these groups are free to join. My lipstick was a also a SLF&O gift (free to join) from TnO and this lovely shade is pinky! My jewelry, Moon & Stars set came from ~*Dryad Designs*~. I couldn’t find the store in SL but this set can be found on the Marketplace for $200L.

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Cre is wearing:

Dress – Precious Designs A Sky full of stars – (Group Gift/free to join)

Skin, Shape, & Eyes- Curves Shapes & Skins – Sue cleavage fair; Eyes – Light green (Group Gift/free to join)

Hair – Alli&Ali Cele Light Blonde (Midnight Mania prize)

Lips – ::TnO:: pinky (SLF&O group gift/free to join)

Shoes – Shoenique Latte Heels Pumps (SLF&O group gift/free to join)

Nails – Allusions SLink appliers Meteorite Berry (Group Gift/free to join)

Jewelry – ~*Dryad Designs*~ Moon & Stars necklace & earrings (Store no longer found in SL/Set may be found on SL Marketplace for $200L)

I’m off to hear some awesome blues so ciao for now!

 

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Guest Blog By Geoffrey Edwardstone – Second Life Frees & Offers Deals

Guest Blog By Geoffrey Edwardstone – Second Life Frees & Offers Deals, Originally blogged [HERE]

The Second Life Frees & Offers group (SLF&O) recently sent out a notecard listing all the deals available at participating stores right now, and there are some great free items for men available on the list this time around.   The SLF&O group is free to join and you need to be wearing that group tag to claim your gift at each of the stores.  In addition to the free-to-members gifts, the group gets regular notices from participating merchants about other offers in their shops.  The free gifts put me in an outdoor mood, so I went over to the It All Starts with a Smile sim to take these pictures for you.

This first outfit includes the free SLF&O group mesh racer tank top by [AP.PAREL], perfect for a hot summer day or any day at the beach.  I’m wearing it with my tried and true, available-to-everyone musician male jeans from my inventory library.  My shoes are Duh!’s canvas loafers in tan, just $25L from Duh!.  These nicely detailed loafers are available in several colors, each for the same low bargain price.  The pose in this picture is one of the “Dangerous” pose set, which is the free SLF&O gift at  ~Just Posing~.  There’s also a more female-looking set of poses included in the gift.

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My second outfit shows a versatile mesh “Fred” Top in red, the SLF&O free gift at Glam Dreams.  This shirt is something you can use year-round, so it’s a must-have in your wardrobe.  The pose in this picture is one of a free SLF&O set you can find at [Kikay].

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Now in case you think I don’t look quite like myself in these pictures, you’re right.  Curves Shapes and Skins is offering combinations that include a shape and a skin, one for men and one for women in it’s current SLF&O gift package, and I’m showing you the “Boys” gift.  The hair I’m wearing is Mario in black, which I’ve blogged before but which is still available for free to SLF&O group members at Pocket Mirrors.  And my eyes are Mayfly’s Deep Honey Hazel Eyes, available for free at Fabfree Station.

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So get out there and pick up all these great gifts while they’re available, and don’t forget to look around the shops and give these generous merchants a bit of business too.

Geoffrey is wearing:

Top (picture 1):  Racer Tank by [AP.PAREL] – (SL F&O/free)

Pose (picture 2): Dangerous 1 by ~Just Posing~  – (SL F&O/free)

Top (picture 2):  “Fred” Red Top by Glam Dreams – (SL F&O/free)

Pose (picture 2): Model Poses by [Kikay] – (SL F&O/free)

In all pictures:

Shoes:  Tan Canvas Loafers by Duh! – $25L

Hair:  Mario Curly Black by Pocket Mirrors  – (SL F&O/free)

Eyes:  Deep Honey Hazel Eyes by Mayfly  – (Fabfree Station gift/free)

Skin & Shape:  SL F&O Gift Boys by Curves Shapes and Skins  – (SL F&O/free)

Jeans: Musician male – (Linden Library/free)

Sim:  It All Starts with a Smile