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Happy Free Accessory Day Everyone!

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I hope you had a memorable Valentine’s Day, however you chose to spend it. Today Fab Free is putting up freebie and cheapie accessories that deserve a moment in the spotlight. Hopefully, something we love will strike your fancy.

One of my favorite stores, Kauna is well known for high quality men’s clothing. So, it came as a shock to me when I found the Paper Bag Head in their marketplace store! For only 10L, it comes with 9 textures and a matching hand puppet! Relive your fleeting moments of fame as the unknown ventriloquist, and laugh yourself silly!

I am currently covering the great Menstuff hunt, and one of the coolest accessories is this free Celtic Necklace from Timeless Designs. Originally posted here, there isn’t a great deal more to say about it other than it is well made and would complement a wide variety of outfits. The silver beads and cross on the black cord are an extremely masculine look and for free, this is an excellent pick up.

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Swagga‘s marketplace store has several very interesting freebies, but my favorite was this highly-detailed ball cap. It was created as a free tribute to the bravery of the first responders of 9/11, and when I laid eyes on it, I was sure it had to be included in this post. First rate work, it is a nice memorial to an exceptional group of people.

Rebellion made the sunglasses in this pic, and a visit to their store will reveal this and four other quality free group gifts! Their system is a little different than most. Pick up the free group gifts you want, then before wearing them put on your Rebellion name tag. When you put the items on while wearing the group tag, the items will be enabled. It is easy to do and for items like these great sunglasses, worth it.

One last (but certainly not least) accessory from the Menstuff hunt I am thoroughly enjoying is the free Sergeant’s Bling Necklace from V-Spot. Simple and extremely masculine, this Menstuff Hunt prize is one that many of us are going to want to pick up. Items like these are great reminders that quality jewelry is not just made for women.

Ok, that is all I have to say at the moment I am off to hunt more bargains. Take care everyone and I will see you on the grid! (and also on Marketplace)—–WHC Riler

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Paper Bag Head – Kauna Paper Bag Head & Puppet – With “Advanced Ugly Hide Technology” (Marketplace Item / 10L )
Necklace – Timeless Designs Celtic Necklace (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)

9/11 Cap – Swagga Mesh September 11th Snapback (Marketplace Item / 0L / free)
Sunglasses – Rebellion Aviator Sunglasses (Free Group Gift / 0L / free group)
Necklace – V-Spot Celtic Necklace (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)

More Information about the Menstuff Hunt can be found here.

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Eyes – Ikon Promise Eyes in Fjord
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

 

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You Drive Us Wild, We’ll Drive You Crazy!

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Hey, it’s a group of Detroit rock kitties and tonight they’re gonna rock you! J&A Rock Culture has come out with this great T-Shirt as a FREE gift for The Autumn Effect Hunt. I can only hope they are on better terms with each other backstage than their famous idols are. The Men’s Long Sleeve T-Shirt Set-Indie 3 comes in five mesh sizes to guarantee an excellent fit. Plus, this FREE hunt gift comes with a hud giving you three texture color options. It is a very cute T-Shirt, and the texture and graphic design are fun indeed. On a trivial note, I am pretty sure I know which cat is Gene Simmons. That’s the one that looks like he just got the bill for another trashed hotel room. Next week, we will hear them covering Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” on Unplugged, just you wait.

The Autumn Effect Hunt has several interesting hunt prizes that are definitely worth picking up. My eyes in these pictures are a fantastic FREE hunt prize from ARISE. Previously posted by Pru here, the Autumn eyes are a beautiful light color and an excellent pick up for those of us on Second Life that love to collect quality eyes. Zoom in on my pictures and I am sure you will see why I pounced on them the second I heard they were available as a hunt gift. The hunt object you are looking for on The Autumn Effect Hunt resembles a small hockey puck shaped prim. They aren’t very hard to find and are seriously worth the effort.

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For clothes with a masculine look, camouflage is often used as a texture. V-Spot has a talent for making masculine clothing with a very real-world aesthetic, and their FREE hunt gift for The Autumn Effect Hunt is an excellent example. The Kamo T-Shirt is a ringer Tee, with the body having a realistic camouflage texture. The sleeves are light gray in contrast with the body of the shirt. Excellent design choices like that add up to create a style that appears simple and completely natural, giving this shirt the real-life look that I love. The Kamo T-Shirt comes in three basic Mesh sizes, plus an additional two Fitmesh sizes, so fit should not be an issue. This T-Shirt is definitely something that deserves your attention, as does V-Spot. So, pop by and take a look for this wonderful FREE hunt prize.

This was an excellent week to be a T-Shirt hunter. With my obsession for soft looking, realistic T-Shirts, I was absolutely in heaven as I worked on The Autumn Effect Hunt. The Loyalty is Royalty T-Shirt bears a catchy phrase that rings true. On a grid full of much meaner-spirited tees, this positive sentiment stands out charmingly. This FREE hunt gift from B-DAZZLED for The Autumn Effect Hunt comes in five sizes for men, two of which are Fitmesh. Included in the same box is a version for women in layers and with an Omega applier. It is an admirably attractive garment with a positive message. In fact, clothes like this could result in the Kiss kitties above reuniting for a world tour!

I want to point out these great jeans that I use often to show off blog items. Illi, one of my favorite stores on the grid has a pair of open belt jeans on their Midnight Mania board and they are a must for male avies who want a fantastic pair of FREE jeans. They are Mesh and come with a texture hud giving you 8 different denim colors, including the three I showed this week in my pictures. These are super versatile and quite well made. The target is extremely low right now since they have been on the board a while. It should not be hard to close the Midnight Mania Board every night for at least the next week to make sure more people have a chance to collect these awesome jeans.

That’s it for this week, time to put the Kiss kitties to bed and let them wander off into dreamland. They wanna rock and roll all night and party every day, but one bowl of warm milk and they are out for hours (just like me). Take care everyone and I’ll see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler
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Kiss Kitties Tee – J&A Rock Culture Men’s Long Sleeve T-Shirt Set-Indie 3  (FREE/The Autumn Effect Hunt Prize)

Autumn Eyes – ARISE Autumn Eyes (FREE/The Autumn Effect Hunt Prize)

Camouflage T-Shirt – V-Spot Kamo T-Shirt  (FREE/The Autumn Effect Hunt Prize)

Loyalty Tee – B-Dazzled Loyalty is Royalty T-Shirt (FREE/The Autumn Effect Hunt Prize)

Jeans – Illi Midnight Mania Open Belt Jeans (FREE/Midnight Mania/No Group Needed)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

 

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The Men’s Only Hunt Part 2

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This week I will share with you even more of the wonderful prizes I found on the FREE Men’s Only Hunt! The hunt object you are seeking resembles the item I spend a lot of time seeking in real life, a tall golden glass of beer. The hunt is not difficult and ends on September 13th, so this is your last chance to get your share of these fantastic items.

Let’s start with a pic that actually cools me off just looking at it! Just imagine the cool breeze coming off the water and rustling through the lush greenery, as yet untouched by the wicked embrace of Fall. I am wearing the FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift from ::K::. The Villa Vest Homme Marsala is a beautifully made mesh T-Shirt and vest combo in a color combination that makes looking cool and breezy, well… a breeze. When I opened it I was surprised to see only a single size similar to FitMesh in the box, and that did concern me, until I put it on. It fits my avy and my small array of test shapes very well! I found the white and pastel pink combination pairs easily with a variety of pants. It’s that versatility of looking good with a wide range of other clothes that makes this a standout garment. For this picture, I chose casual beige chinos from my inventory made by Larnia Couture Designs. I am very pleased with the way the outfit came together. One final note about this item: Included in the box is a female version. So, once again, even though the name of the hunt says “Men’s Only” there are a few gems to be had for the ladies as well.

The Hair I am wearing is a FREE hunt gift from Mina Hair. Their hunt prize for the Men’s Only Hunt is a high quality men’s hair named “Mark” offered in a selection of greys and in both materials enabled and non-materials enabled versions. I like the look of it quite a bit despite the fact that my avy doesn’t usually wear grey hair. The greys are accessible via an easy-to-use hud and Mina Hair has generously left it manually tintable so you also have the option of manually tinting it to further personalize your look. This is a very handsome hair and highly worthy of extra attention from everyone!
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As always, this Men’s Only Hunt had a wide variety of items for male avies all over Second Life. So, if chilling on a rowboat on a glassy lake isn’t your thing then maybe this excellent camouflage T-Shirt is more your fashion. The FREE hunt gift from AR2 Style, the Military V-Neck Shirt is a muted camo pattern Tee that looks considerably masculine while maintaining its relaxed styling. The prize includes three sizes plus one in fitted mesh, so fit should be no problem at all. If you are lucky enough to have a mesh body from The Mesh Project, there is a version included for you too. You might not look like a soldier wearing it, but you will definitely look like you can take care of yourself. Truly, that’s all the spiders in my bathroom need to know. This time, it’s WAR!

Also, in my somewhat surreal military patrol pic is another laudable FREE hunt prize from the Men’s Only Hunt. Offered by Le Poppycock, the “Summer Is Dead” Pose comes with props, including the non-firing weapon that is in my hands, and a surfboard with some bullet holes and a bit of blood on it. It is well done and fits superbly into the general theme of the hunt (The End Of Summer).

Music lovers will love the Sound-Man T-Shirt, especially if they have a love of Eighties music. Emblazoned on this T-Shirt from V-Spot is one of the great icons of the Eighties, Pac-Man! Given a slight makeover and sporting some serious head phones, this icon has returned in a soft-looking, well-textured Tee, just the kind I love the most. It is extremely realistic and could appeal to those of us with retro leanings, dj’s, or just people who love music. No matter who you are, this FREE hunt prize will turn at least a few heads your way on the grid.

On my wrist, I am showing off another great FREE hunt prize from the Men’s Only Hunt! The “Sinister” Cuffs from Rebellion are a matching set (left and right) studded black leather bracers adorned with a gothic style cross. The look is very rock and roll, although they are perfectly acceptable gothwear if that is your preferred style. This hunt really did have something for everyone!

These new tattoo sleeves from Swagged Out are yet another FREE hunt gift from the Men’s Only Hunt. I love tattoos that leave plenty of skin unadorned, so a sleeve tat like this is an excellent choice. It covers the arms while leaving the chest and back open either for another favorite tattoo or for a display of gloriously bare skin. The “Good Fortune” tattoo package is offered in faded or fresh ink and includes appliers for TMP, Slink, Signature, Omega and Niramyth bodies.

I have to ask you to take a closer look to see the last item for this week. Click on the above picture to get into my flickr then click one more time to see the close up image. My usual face was used in the military patrol pic, but in the Pac-pic if you look closely at my face, you can see I am wearing an additional item. This fantastic bit of magic is from Unorthodox and is their FREE hunt gift for the Men’s Only Hunt! The Miyagi Facial Hair has 4 facial hair options and comes with the resizable prim beard. The effect on me was to give more definition to the facial hair i already had while adding a prim beard to give me a more updated look. The hunt prize also comes with a Hud, a TMP applier and instructions making this a very generous package for us hunters to snap up. Hunt prizes like this are rare, and if you are a male avy on SL you should go get this free gift immediately. One day, it just might be the perfect thing to give you that extra realistic look.

The hunt kept me busy and I am sorry to see it end. It was another great men’s hunt and, although sometimes I worry about the decreasing availability of quality low cost items for male avies on Second Life, hunts like this help to dispel my fears. There are still a great deal of wonderful items for FREE or very low cost for male avies, you just need to have patience and enjoy the process of hunting for them. Until next time, happy hunting and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

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Tee & Vest Combo – ::K:: Villa Vest Homme Marsala (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)
NOTE- There is a ladies version included in the box as well!

Grey Hair – Mina Hair Mark in Grey (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Skin – Tellaq Vicente
Eyes – Ikon Odyssey Eyes in Clarity
Chinos – LC Designs Men’s Chinos (From Inventory)
Note- While I don’t see their Men’s items out anymore or their inworld store, they do have a store on marketplace.

Camo Shirt – AR2 Style Military V-Neck Shirt for MOH6 (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Pose – Le Poppycock Summer Is Dead Pose (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Pac Shirt – V-Spot Sound-Man T-Shirt (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Sinister Cuffs – REBELLION “Sinister” Cuffs (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Tattoo – Swagged Out Good Fortune (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Facial Hair Addition – Unorthodox Miyagi Facial Hair (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)-BLK
Eyes – Ikon Ardent Eyes in Pewter
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Gray Jeans – Illi Midnight Open Belt Jeans (FREE Midnight Mania Prize )
This pictures in this entry and the majority of the pictures I take are produced with the equipment at Karu’s Korner Photo Studio, an excellent FREE photo studio that is one of my favorite haunts on the grid. Many thanks for their generosity in making it so easy to turn out decent pics, try it the next time you need to take a picture!

 

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