Unpacking Boxes, and If It’s Free, Why Do I have to BUY It?

Almost everything you buy in SL comes in boxes. One of the best tutorials I’ve found on unpacking them is on Shynee Jewell’s blog. When you’ve read that, come back here for an explanation of why you have to BUY things that are FREE.

Why Do I Have to Buy Free Stuff?

It’s quite simple, really: unless someone gives you something in SL, the only other way to obtain it is to buy it. But here’s the deal: if the vendor or seller has set the price at $L0 (zero Lindens), you won’t be charged anything when you “buy” it.

A few older vendors will charge you $L1, but will immediately refund it to you. And no, I have no idea why they do it that way. There are some things that man (or woman) was not destined to know.

And that, dear reader, is that. Opening boxes isn’t all that hard. Just remember that you have to be in an area where building is allowed, and to clean up after yourself. Some items will be copied to your inventory, in which case you can pick up the box and keep it in your inventory. Others will be transferred, leaving an empty box. In this case, you should delete the box.

Why Boxes, Anyway?

Think of boxes as SL’s version of ZIP, TAR, or similar compressed files. It’s an excellent way to keep files together.

Here’s an example:

It’s a box of clothing I purchased. In my inventory, it’s displayed as a simple box icon. But when I drag it to the ground, it becomes the cute truck the designer created for it. This is where I would right-click on it, wait for the menu to fill with the contents, and select “Copy to Inventory.” In this case, it’s a Copy rather than a Move, so I will then return the item to my inventory. If it had Moved the contents, I would then delete the empty box.

And here are the results of unpacking the box:

This particular item comes in 7 versions, each one suited to a particular avatar style. It also contains a link to the vendor’s store, in case I want to shop there again.

And that, dear friends, is pretty much all you need to know about boxes. Now go out and shop!

 

Curls, Curls, and More Curls: Melrosa

This week’s offering from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore is Melrosa, a lovely curly head of hair that looks good on anyone, no matter the color you choose.

It’s another style with a low display weight, and it’s yours for $L1500 for the complete set, as shown above.

If you’re on a tight budget, Melrosa Fire can be had for $L50, while Variety Colors are $L250 the set.

Finally, if you look below the Voting Board, Melrosa in Dark Rose is absolutely free!

And for the last time, I’m modeling it in one of the Vampire colors. For my next entry I’ll be going back to my usual red hair.

So until next time, I’m signing off with my usual

 

 

 

 

 

Details on my JR Wolf outfit

I know I teased you with my previous post. But I’m not sorry. Is that so bad of me? Well, don’t expect an apologize. As a famous sailor once said, “I yam what I yam.”

Anyway, this is my latest outfit from JR Wolf Designs:

 

Actually, it’s elements from three separate outfits:

  • Bandana Top Plain (also available as a Biker top)
  • Amaris Heels, available as a group gift
  • Morrigan Lace Up Skirt, which was a Lucky Chair prize

The Bandana Top and Biker Tops are available exclusively at The Darkness Monthly Event, and sell for $L100 each.

Other Locations

You can also find JR Wolf Fashions at these other locations:

Store SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bao/35/191/21

Marketplace Store: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/151230

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/534012976675728/

New Flickr Group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/jrwolfcreations/

Hey! If these fashions are enough to make a Goth Girl out of a femme like me, imagine what they can do for you!

Aisling's Signature" Love, Aisling

 

A New, Longer Style

Ever wish it was as easy to change hairstyles and colors in real life as it is in Second Life? Yeah, me too.

The latest offering from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore is JJ Hair. How’s that for a short and sweet name?

Sometimes it’s just too much trouble for me to put my hair into a fancy do. ANd it’s times like this that I like a style like JJ. It’s long, but not too long. Short, but not too short.

It’s perfect for those lazy days when it’s just too much trouble to fuss too much with your hair.

 

 

The complete set, including all the color shown above, is $L1500. But you can buy a single color, JJ Hair Mixed Brown Streaks, for just $L50:

 

JJ Hair. Only at Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

Isobelle: A Great Look for the Office


Weighing in with a very low display weight is the first of this weeks offerings from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

Isobelle is a short style with a twist: you can color both halves independently of each other. And given the colors in the complete set, the possibilities are almost endless!

As I said (and as you can clearly see, duh!) Isobelle is a short style, almost a bob. So it would be great to wear in a professional setting, such as an office. Or if you’re a doctor or a nurse, a medical technician or some similar career, this would be perfect for you!

I’m not usually into short styles, but I’d definitely wear Isobelle in an office or other professional setting.

The complete set sells for $L1500 and comes with all the colors shown at the top. Or, if you prefer, you can just buy the Unicorn Colors for $L250. And finally, if you look by the voting board, you can get Isobelle Black Pink as a free gift.

Again, that’s Isobelle, exclusively from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

Aisling's Signature" Love, Aisling

Updates and Bargains!

The latest offering from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore isn’t a new style at all. Rather it’s an update to ones you may already have. Or if you missed them the first time around, they’re on sale for a great price.

Why buy them again? Or even at all? The main reason to buy them again is that the display weights have been drastically reduced. In addition, the  quality has also been improved.

And if you’ve never bought them, you can buy them at drastically reduced prices: Must of these sold for $L1500 the set, and you can get them now for a limited time for $L499 each set.

Here are the choices:

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Other Specials

As always, be sure to check out the weekly specials at Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore, and remember! That’s the only place you can purchase these specials!

Something New

If you’ve been following me for any length of time you know that I prefer red shades. They’re the ones I model here, and the ones I use in-world.

However, if there’s a style you’d like to see in another color, drop me a line, either here or in-world (AislingOConnor) and I’ll do my best to add a new post.

Meanwhile, I’ll be reviewing a couple of the styles featured above. If there’s one in particular you’d like to see, again drop me a line here or a notecard in-world and I’ll do my best to get right to it!

Until next time,

Aisling's Signature" Love, Aisling

 

 

 

A Very Special Special, Indeed!

Friends, this week’s special is so awesome that I can’t do any better than to quote the entire notice I got from the Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore:

This sale is really special.

Alli&Ali Designs has discovered ways to turn former high prim or high display weight mesh styles into now very low, yet improved quality hairstyles.

We want to celebrate this new option with you in this sale.

There are currently 24 hairstyles on special sale, color packs 99 L, fatpacks of 256 colors for 499 L.

If however, you discover a style amongst the sale styles that you had recently bought, just touch the vendor and chose “redeliver”, to receive the upgrade for free!

Enjoy!

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Here are the included styles:

Galaxia Hair All Colors

Judy Hair All Colors

Selene Hair All Colors

Goldie Hair All Colors

Geraldine Hair All Colors

Blake Hair All Colors

Fanny Hair All Colors

Fae Hair All Colors

Lorrie Hair All Colors

Savannah Hair All Colors

Terri Hair All Colors

Calindy Hair All Colors

Guilia Hair All Colors

Nicolas Hair All Colors

Diego Hair All Colors

Serene Hair All Colors

Archer Hair All Colors

Skye Hair All Colors

Anneli Hair All Colors

Keely Hair All Colors

Zafrina Hair All Colors

Sonera Hair All Colors

Celia Hair All Colors

Carthage Hair All Colors

Upgrading Your Hair

This selection answers a question I’ve been asking myself for some time now; namely, “Is A&A going to apply this new technology to older styles, and if so, if someone has already bought a style, can they upgrade it?”

Well, that’s the answer to both questions: Yes and yes. And unlike a lot of vendors who might charge you a fee to upgrade, Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore lets you do it for free!

Is it any wonder why they’re my favorite vendor in SL?