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HALLOWEEN HIT LIST: Sales Round Up & Other Items

Hi kids!!

Sorry for not posting yesterday but I got home laaaaaaaaaaaaaate last night and just fell into bed.

So no FotB again – I humbly apologize, but I should be back on schedule this week.

I also wanted to give a Halloween Weekend Sales/Hunt list, just for good measure:

– WRONG:  everything under L$50, 24 hours only (so that would be today, Saturday ONLY).  (http://kayshasion.com/wrong/)

– Reaction Surf Wear:  everything under L$50, 24 hours only (again, today ONLY).  (http://reactionsurfwear.blogspot.com/)

– Stellar Designs:  apple bobbing for great prizes!  Ends tonight.  (http://stellar-designs.blogspot.com/)

– Striking Poses:  pumpkin hunt, now through Sunday, November 2nd.  (http://strikingpose.blogspot.com/)

– Bewitched Hair:  50% off Halloween styles, now through Sunday, November 2nd.  (http://blog.bewitchedhair.com/)

Ok, jumping in-world now to take another costume piccie for here.  And YES!!  I will finally post piccies of the house all decorated ‘n stuff.  So there! :op

Be back soon!
~*~ Aly ~*~

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November 1, 2008 Posted by | Hit Lists | Leave a comment

HALLOWEEN HIT LIST: Sales & Hunts

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Get those SLwallets ready….  Here it comes……

SALES & HUNTS!!

Many thanks to the designers who sent me their info.  Also thanks to the Sales Consolidated group, who wound up being an easy one-stop place to grab sales info.  Duh! :o)

Let’s shop:

Store:  Mischief
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mischief%20Isle/19/19/26
Details:  Jeepers Sleepers Halloween Hunt – 13 spiders in their webs hidden through mainstore containing pj pants.  Freebie starter kit includes 3 freebie tank tops that match the pjs, black sculpted prim cuffs that match all the pjs.  No end date specified.

Store:  Novocaine
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Novocaine/103/82/24
Details:  50% off store cards.  Now through October 30th.

Store:  SySy’s
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/SyDesigns%20dAlliez/160/176/23
Details:  Halloween tree w/goodies and special discounted items during October.  Two L$1 items:  pumpkin dress w/necklace and pre-release of “Sasha”.  Also:  Haunted Gown for L$99 only during Halloween.  Right wing of mainstore – all items L$99 through October.

Store:  Refuge
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/SiniStyle/114/194/26
Details:  now through October 31st – 30% store card sale.

Store/Sim:  Designers @ Pulse:  Sn@tch, !ReToX!, The Hunger, Bloodlines, Forsaken, Illuminati Designs, Black Canary, Morphose, Tyranny Designs
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pulse/175/216/30
Details:  50% off sale now through Halloween.

Store:  Ambergris Deadly Fashions
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Knot/244/67/80
Details:  50%-75% off many designs.  Look for the green signs marked SALE.  Now through Halloween.

Store:  Drama! Fashion
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Global%20City/195/57/21
Details:  Pumpkin hunt, now through 10/31.  50 pumpkins hidden containing clothing items and special cash prizes.

Sim:  Retrology
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Retrology/58/153/40
Details:  Pumpkin Hunt featuring items from Retrology vendors.  Now through November 1st.

Sim:  Urban Shopper
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dubya%20City/25/122/25
Details:  Pumpkin Hunt featuring items from Urban Shopper vendors.  Now through October 31st.

Store:  Gesture Avenue
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl/com/secondlife/Polong/228/173/757
Details:  50% off all NEW Halloween gestures now till the end of October.

And that’s probably only a tiny corner of all the sales and hunts going on for October!

Don’t see yours?  Missing your favorite?  It’s not too late!  Next week’s hit list will be highlights and updates.  So send me (Alysha Rennahan) your info on a notecard and I’ll make sure to include it here.

Happy shopping!
~*~ Aly ~*~

October 26, 2008 Posted by | Hit Lists | 2 Comments

HALLOWEEN HIT LIST: Accessories

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Two weeks till Halloween!!  This is nuts!  Time is flying!!

Herewith, I present to you…..

ACCESSORIES!!!

You know, those little things here and there that can add to your Halloween outfit.  So to help you out, check out some of these goodies:

Store:  Eolande’s
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ohana%20Isle/209/28/22
Creator:  Eolande Elvehjem
Most people know Eolande’s for its wide offerings in hair accessories, many specifically designed for certain styles from the likes of ETD and Calla.  But that’s not all you will find there.  Eolande creates unique jewelry pieces with divine detailing.  And there is nothing short of that in her offerings for the Halloween season.  Spider and Black Widow chokers and necklaces, each with her infamous metal selections of silver, gunmetal, gold and aurora borealis; spider rings; spider belts; and what I thought was the cutest thing – spider slippers.  So stop by, take your chances on the unlucky chair and the bobbing for apples, and see for yourself what Eolande’s has to offer you.

Store:  Genesis
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Southern%20Paradise/136/14/23
Creator:  Ryker Beck
Yeah, I’ve said it before and I’ll just keep saying it.  Ryker has amazing talent.  And I tell her so often if not daily.  Genesis is her newest baby and houses her wonderful jewelry creations.  And yes, she even made stuff for Halloween.  At her satelite location (mainstore is being built as we speak), you can find cute Halloween-saying tees in black and orange, unique earrings hitting on everything from witches to candy corn to dead pirates, a spooktacular ring with texture change ability from silver to gold, a trick-or-treat bundle that includes a trick-or-treat choker and black and orange bangles, and last but not least – a free trick-or-treat bowl.  But…..make sure you have the prims for it!!  In her acute eye for detail, it boasts a wonderful 161 prims!! LOL!  Gotta love it!

Item:  Genuine Birch Riding Broom, on sale at Metamorphoses Avatars
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Firespire/36/206/21
Creator:  Sky Hye
This awesome broom was graciously sent to me by Sky.  And I’ll tell you, I was amazed when I attached it and saw how great it looked.  It realy truly looks like an old fashioned witch’s broom.  You can see the individual straws in the broom head like you would if it was in front of you in RL.  It has a built in AO that properly positions you riding it, whether you are walking or flying.  It even has moonshine sparkles coming out of the end as you move.  As I could not determine if Sky had her own store or collection, this listing is for the item itself.  But you should still drop by and check it out.

Store:  Illusions
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Carnivale/207/93/32
Creator:  Siyu Suen
A must stop for Halloween has to be Illusions.  Siyu’s work in masks leaves you staring in awe.  But don’t stop there.  You can also find pirate hats and boots; a selection of ear attachments for drow, pixies, elves, etc.; hats, brooms and cloaks for witches of all shapes and sizes; unique horns; some angel wings; and the collection I love – the Harlequin collection (jesters for those that are not familiar).  From the jester’s hat to the boots to the belt to the gloves – it is just simply a great collection.  Illusions is no illusion.  Trust me, you want to go there and see for yourself.

Store:  She’s So Unusual Shoes
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Unusual%20Isle/108/86/27
Creator:  Rowan Caroll
Rowan dropped some shoes on me and I knew she was ideal to include in this post.  I could almost guarantee that if you are looking for a pair shoes to go with your Halloween outfit, you could probably find it at She’s So Unusual Shoes.  Because they are just that – – – unusual.  And what better time of year could you use unusual shoes than at Halloween?  Rowan has one pair out for sale – a Limited Edition Black Widow Platforms set.  But that’s not all she created for Halloween.  The other pairs are stuffed in the Lucky Chairs.  So while you wait around for your letter to pop up, take some time and walk through her rather large store.  I mean, the animal slippers alone are cute enough just to make the visit worthwhile.

And there we have it!  Three installments down and two more to go!!  And just to make it easier, here are the links to the previous posts:

Decorations – https://alyshassl.wordpress.com/2008/10/03/halloween-hit-list-decorations/
Costumes – https://alyshassl.wordpress.com/2008/10/12/halloween-hit-list-costumes/

Now, next week another big post!!  Next week’s installment will be Sales & Events!  So if you’re a content creator having some awesome sales for Halloween (or that time frame) in the next few weeks, drop me (Alysha Rennahan) your info in a notecard and I’ll include it in the listing.

Keep shopping everyone!
~*~ Aly ~*~

October 19, 2008 Posted by | Hit Lists | 4 Comments

HALLOWEEN HIT LIST: Costumes

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You know how they say…the best laid plans of mice and….

Yeah….

Anyhooooo….

COSTUMES!!!

What would be Halloween without the endless parade of costumes.  You want to be it, you’ll probably find it for Halloween.

Here are some designers who are offering their costume goodies for All Hallow’s Eve:

Store:  Liquid Velvet Studios – Nocturne
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cassiopeia%20Isle/201/43/82
Creator:  Ravenlynn Templar
As soon as I thought up to do this list, I immediately thought of my friend Ravenlynn.  The brain behind LVS creates unique designs that seem to just jump out of the screen.  You can see some of her wonderful creations in one of my first posts here.  (ironically done just over a year ago lol)  With her newest build at Cassiopeia Isle, she has been able to section off the top floor of LVS – called Nocturne – to house her costume creations.  I grabbed one of her newest one – The Queen of Hearts.  Done in the petticoat format she excels in, it’s just gorgeous in detail.  You just have to stop by and see for yourself.

Store:  Passionate Neko Dreams
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cassiopeia%20Harbor/57/22/28
Creator:  Saur Holt
Down the hall, across the way (ok, the next sim over lol), is PND, the brainchild behind Ravenlynn’s niece (I think!), Saur Holt.  Saur has centered PND around goth style creations, but brings her own style to everything she creates.  At PND, you will find a whole section of Halloween costumes and other accessories that you are sure to want to grab up.  What grabbed my attention?  A Jack Skellington costume/av.  Yup, from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.  So freakin cool, I can’t even begin to explain!!  Awesome in detail, you just sit there and admire yourself in it.

Store:  K.O. Designs
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sunbeam/206/99/66
Creator:  Kallyfaith Rolland
Another designer I have visited before regarding awesome costumes – you can read that here.  Kally always offers outstanding costumes in a wide variety.  As I visited her new build and saw for myself, her offerings are numerous and seem to have no end in sight.  I picked up a sexy little Betty Boop costume along with a Tinkerbell outfit.  I giggled as I purchased the “Clean or Dirty” set (I think that’s the name) with its strategically placed bubble prims.  And it would seem that K.O. is having a sale right now, as most of the sets I looked at were priced down to L$100.  So run over there before you miss it!

Store:  Rebel Hope Designs
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Monarch%20Bay/229/172/28
Creator:  Rebel Hope
Unless you have been COMPLETELY missing my recent FOTB posts, you know that you have recently missed out on a HUGE costume sale at Rebel Hope.  But I’m excited to see the new offerings coming forth from Rebel.  Every costume I have in my inventory from her have been complete packages – from the costume to the hair to the accessories.  You defintely get your L$ worth when you grab a costume.  Stop by now to see what is still out and join the group or subscribe-o-matic to be the first to know when the new costumes come out.  With Halloween around the corner, I would amazed if there were not at least a handful of new costumes set to go!

Store:  Fickle Fee
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lag%20Free/43/44/22
Creator:  Fee Cuddihy
To transform yourself from head to toe, Fickle Fee is probably where you want to stop first.  An endless offering of speciality skins await you – everything from elves, fairies and drow to devil, goth and vampire.  There also a few complete packages available that not only come with skin, but clothes, hair, etc.  I was rather impressed with how well the details in the speciality skins looked.  A definite check out.

Store:  Stellar Designs
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Stellar%20Isle/74/119/23
Creator:  Lexi Morgan
Again, if you haven’t been reading my FOTB posts, then you are not aware that Lexi creates sexxxiness in just about all her creations for us girls over at Stellar Designs.  So why should Halloween be any different?  My favs that I grabbed – Jane (loin cloth say enough?), Rainbow Brite (aww come on!), and the Maid (need I say more?).  But that is only a small sample of what is available at Stellar Designs.  And I would not be surprised if Lexi had more coming between now and Halloween.  Check it out!

Store:  Digital Dragon Designs
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Digital%20Dragon/106/113/22
Creators:  Zoey Pinkdot and Ninja Petion
Zoey and Ninja have decided to step into the costume ring.  And from what I have seen, they are heavy contenders.  Walk a few feet from the zone in point to the Costume Shop and you will see what awesome items they have created.  I am most impressed with the Witch Broom AO to go along with the Witch costume.  The entire AO is in the broom.  Perfect to make your witchiness complete for Halloween.  What is also cool is that they give us options.  You can purchase the costumes complete with the shoes, without the shoes, or just the shoes.  Tough choices man, I tell you.  Another one that I cannot wait to see what else they release between now and Halloween.

And that’s probably only a mere taste of ALL that is available in SL.  But I hope it at least starts you in the right direction.  Besides, at least you’ll be able to stock up your costumes for those club events before and after Halloween that have certain themes! :o)

Hope you have enjoyed this installment.  Next installment will focusing on accessories.  Don’t forget to send me (Alysha Rennahan) your submissions!

~*~ Aly ~*~

October 12, 2008 Posted by | Hit Lists | 3 Comments

HALLOWEEN HIT LIST: Submit Your Selection Now for Costumes & Wigs!

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Don’t forget to send in your selections for this Friday’s Halloween Hit List post on Costumes & Wigs!

I already have a list going, so don’t miss out on having yours included!

~*~ Aly ~*~

October 7, 2008 Posted by | Hit Lists | Leave a comment

HALLOWEEN HIT LIST: Decorations

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Here we go!  The first installment of the Halloween Hit List!!

DECORATIONS!!!

Only second to the winter holidays of Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, and so on, Halloween is probably one of funnest holidays to decorate for.  And in SL, where one is only limited by one’s imagination, decorating can take a whole new life…..provided you got the prims for it! LOL!

Here are some places you can hit up for your decorating needs:

Store:  Halloween 365
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ohana%20Isle/21/78/21
Creator:  Docsisle Magellan
After receiving a notecard from Docsisle, I journeyed on over to Halloween 365.  Once arriving, I was smiling because the setup reminded me of a Halloween harvest setup you would see at like an orchard or a farm.  Closer inspection however and you will find things here and there to bring your decorating to the next level.  I purchased a teacup set (yes!  teacups!) that had a harvest styling to it.  Both had sit poses, one for a single person, the other for a couple.  I also purchased a tree that had jack-o-lanterns on the branches and a cage to perch yourself on and scare the little ones as they come to the door for their SLcandy.  You can also find coffins you can put yourself in, a variety of tombstones, and other knick knacks here and there.

Store:  Halloween by Pondlife
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Moonfall/217/108/21
Creator:  Eladon Galsworthy
I am a huge fan of Pondlife.  Many of my furnishings in my house are from Pondlife.  Great in variety, Pondlife shows wonderful creativity and detail in everything they sell.  So I was elated to see that Pondlife did a Halloween section as well.  Not only is it a Halloween section, but it is also a good place for harvest-type settings.  Pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns in different sizes, styles and colors.  I picked up a handful of jack-o-lanterns, even one that had a moving face.  I also grabbed a copiable dried corn stalk.  I love the harvest touch.  I will probably go back for the interactive hayride that I saw (need more moolah), which is sure to give friends a treat.  And speaking of treats, I also grabbed a free (I think it was free lol) interactive candy bowl.  You will also find a selection of posing coffins, tombstones, and more amenities inside the Halloween house.

Store:  Ramos Designs
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ramos%20Designs/54/160/27
Creators:  Susan Ramos and xTrojan Ramos
I have known Ramos Designs for their great furniture selection for both homes and clubs.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were offering Halloween stuff as well.  I grabbed up as soon as I saw it an awesome scarecrow (not a scary one!  just, you know, a scarecrow!), some flexi bat banners, pumpkin string lights, and leaves!  Yep, invisi-prims that had leaf textures to put on the ground.  Looooove it!!!  Again, you will also find tombstones, coffins, other varied spookier stuff.  Nice variety.

Store:  GRIMWORX
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Amity%20Island/151/104/23
Creators:  Nita and Grim Bracken
Now, I didn’t buy anything from here yet.  Not because GRIMWORX didn’t have amazing stuff.  But….GRIMWORX is definitely where you want to go when you want good ol’ fashioned horror stuff.  And since I’m not really into horror, I haven’t really delved into GRIMWORX yet.  But I did find varied well-known horror characters in prim cutouts (I do believe some moved as well).  I also saw some awesome spider effects that crawl in massive amounts on the floor.  And you will also find a “Poltergeist” setup, complete with spooky child and TV.  Again, if you are into the horror of Halloween, this should be your first stop.

Store:  GREENE concept
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Beachwood/149/139/38
Creator:  Peter Stindberg
I received a notecard outlining an interesting creation, specifically for Halloween.  It is the “Halloween Special Edition of the Quintos Clocks”, a collection of jack-o-lantern styled clocks, showing the times in various countries, with an oozy, thick fog and a swarm of bats.  A very unique creation and sure to be a conversation piece.  I encourage everyone to check it out.

Store:  Trinket
Direct SLurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Huntly%20Post/47/84/43
Creator:  Mystery Moonlight
A last minute submission came from Mystery Moonlight, the creator behind Trinket.  After TPing over to check out, I ran into her at the store and talked briefly.  Mystery has been around a rather long time (she has me beat in inventory count – 65K – sheesh!) and has reopened Trinket after a long break.  She is still setting up shop, but what she has out right now is amazing.  If you are looking for a blood/goth style fountain, she’s got one for you already out, greatly detailed.  A wagon with hay bales for you to ride in as well as hay bales to put out for your peeps to sit on.  I grabbed a few copies of her Halloween bead curtains because they were just too cute to pass up.  You should stop on by, see what grabs your fancy, and say hi to Mystery.  I’m sure she’ll have more stuff to come as time rolls on.

And there it is!  First installment done!  I hope you all liked it!  I welcome comments so I know how it is received.  And yes, once I finish decorating, I will post piccies of my place all Halloweened up. :op

Join us next Friday for our second installment of the Halloween Hit List, featuring costumes and wigs.  And yes, feel free to keep sending me (Alysha Rennahan) your submissions!  It’s definitely not too late!!

~*~ Aly ~*~

October 3, 2008 Posted by | Hit Lists | Leave a comment