The Free Dove

Since 2005 The Free Dove has been helping players make their Second Life avatars absolutely gorgeous. The store is filled with clothes, shoes, hair, accessories, and more so everyone can look stylish. The cost? Absolutely nothing. That’s right, nearly everything at The Free Dove is completely free of charge.

Shopping At The Free Dove

A Second Life woman shows off her purchases from The Free Dove
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Located in beautiful Gallii, The Free Dove caters to new players and veterans alike. The store itself has easy to see guides on everything from basic etiquette to unpacking your purchases. While the place is extremely newbie friendly, veteran players don’t want to pass up the chance to visit. Even though there is no cost for the majority of items at the store, the products at The Free Dove are good quality. The owner, Palomma Casanova, handpicks all the designers to ensure everything meets her standards. The second floor hosts a few Gacha machines and low cost vendors, though the majority of the products are on the free first floor. Whether you’re just starting your inventory or you’re rounding out your collection, The Free Dove has something for you.

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Vista Bento Hands For Ladies – Final Version!

Update: Slink’s Dynamic Hands have been released! Check out the release post for a comparison between Slink’s bento hands and Vista’s bento hands.


Vista Animations has been letting us play with their beta bento hands for a few months now. Today they’ve released their final update for the beta version. This update addresses various customer concerns as well as a bundle of quality of life improvements. Keep reading for the official video and to see what’s new with your Vista bento hands. Not sure what I’m talking about? Check out my posts on Project Bento and bento hands.

VISTA BENTO PROHANDS V1 FINAL (FEMALE) posted by Vistanimations

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Arte – Myst Eyeshadow (Free Group Gift!)

Arte - Myst Eyeshadow

We now have another beautiful makeup option thanks to Arte – Myst Eyeshadow. As shown below, the burst of color and hint of sparkle is sure to grab attention. With six color options to choose from it can surely fit any wardrobe.

Arte - Myst Eyeshadow Aqua Arte - Myst Eyeshadow Aqua
Arte - Myst Eyeshadow Black Arte - Myst Eyeshadow Black
Arte - Myst Eyeshadow Green Arte - Myst Eyeshadow Green
Arte - Myst Eyeshadow Purple Arte - Myst Eyeshadow Purple
Arte - Myst Eyeshadow Red Arte - Myst Eyeshadow Red
Arte - Myst Eyeshadow Yellow Arte - Myst Eyeshadow Yellow

Eye Shadow – Arte: Myst Eyeshadow
Head – Lelutka: Simone 2.1
Skin – Glam Affair: Europa, Asia, or America
Hair – TRUTH: Irena
Shape – Regeneration: Alyssa

Get Arte – Myst Eyeshadow (January 2017)

That’s right, this is a group gift so it’s free for a limited time only!
This gift is only  for Classic and Lelutka heads. There is, however, a purchasable version for Catwa.

In order to get your hands on this palette you’ll first have to be a member of the FREE Arte Update Group. There are two quick ways to join:

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Bento Hands vs Standard Mesh – What’s Right For You?

While we're all used to the standard Mesh hands by now, the new Bento hands introduce more movement options than ever before.

Thanks to the success of Slink feet and the new Slink bento hands (as well as the demand for other brands to support them) switching out certain parts has been common for quite some time. With bento becoming exceedingly popular we’re seeing more users also consider bento hands instead of their standard ones. If the term Bento doesn’t ring a bell consider checking out my Project Bento post so you’re up to speed.

A hand with coral nail polish
Maitreya Lara Hands

Standard Mesh Hands

We’re all used to the standard Mesh hands by now.  They can look nice, however they are stuck in a neutral position. Usually Mesh hands come standard with the body you purchase. Some come with a HUD to allow the user to change various details on the hands. This may include things like skin tone, nail style and color, or tattoos/markings such as freckles. Until recently Second Life hands were little more than an extension of the body.

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