Thrifty Tips – She’s free, but not cheap

thrifty tips - free not cheap 1Here’s the first post of what might become yet another new series on my blog – Thrifty Tips. Every once in a while, I like to go and hunt for quality freebies or cheapies, and I think, they do deserve some space on my blog, too.

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When I put together my last post, I needed a few avatars for the second picture. Not too many people were around to help, so I had to dig out an older, unused account of mine. Her look was terribly dated, and she received a makeover, which was completely free and turned out very well, if I may say so myself.
Now, she isn’t one of my characters. There’s no story behind this girl and she doesn’t even have a name. But I think, she’s cute as a button, even if she’s a bit on the young side.

Oh, and thanks to Helena Stringer for pointing out the free skin on Plurk!

Today’s set

background: -CLICK-
plant: [ARIA] (The Home Show)

Today’s look

skin: Shiva (group gift, free to join) 
shape: By Snow (free) 
eyes: Butterfly Kiss Boutique (free, Free*Style) 
hair: Dura (group gift, free to join) 
necklace: lassitude & ennui (free, Free*Style) 
dress: World's End Garden (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift) 
shoes: Maitreya (old subscribtion gift, no longer available)

Ion – Downtown

ion - downtown

Like all kids, Ion doesn’t always do what he’s supposed to. He loves to roam around and enter parts of town in which a rich boy isn’t exactly safe. The “cool” kids at school talked him into exploring some of the derelict buildings there. Ion sure doesn’t like to be called a coward and looks ready for adventure.

His outfit is a bit of a mix between old and new. Old favourites – like the collar. And new items, like the skinny pants from Ispachi, which replaced the texture layer jeans I previously used for the outfit. Both the shoes and hoodie were among the first mesh items I ever bought, and I still like them a lot.

The hair is modified – I bought it both in black and platinum and replaced some of the black strands around the front with platinum ones, which I tinted red. I’ve done pretty much the same (minus the red tint) with Leon’s hair, too. Depending on the hairstyle, it’s quite a bit of work, but I’m happy the result in both cases.

Today’s look:

hair: Dura (mod)
hoodie: Dirty Lynx
pants: Ispachi (The Liasion Collaborative)
shoes: Super Kingodm
collar: The GL
Pose: Oracul (from AO)
location: TheFlowout.

Corvus – New Cat in Town

corvus - new cat in town

A couple days ago, I picked up a mesh photo studio from Abranimations. Usually, my pictures are created on the fly, without a static studio setup. But since it was free (it no longer is), I thought I’d gave this a try and here’s the result. Now, I don’t do item reviews or anything, but the studio is sure fun to play around with!

The picture also shows, Corv can pull off colourful outfits just as well as his usual monochromatic looks.

Today’s look:

outfit: Ispachi (The Liasion Collaborative)
shoes: Super Kingdom
bag: Deco
watch & bracelets: Mandala

Today’s set:

background & pose: Abranimations