Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cart Sale is in full swing – come on down!

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We have more great stuff from the Cart Sale to share with you today! Remember, the sale event runs until March 22nd, so be sure to make some time to head over to The Wash and explore the carts – we are showing you guys a lot of what is there, but there is even more to see than what we have here.

AKA Ass Kicking Angels brings us a bevy of brightly colored outfits, including a great biker theme set for the guys. The colors are bold, the designs will catch attention, and for 10L, are an easy way to make some spring additions to your wardrobe. Plus, St. Paddy’s Day is coming – here’s a chance for a cute leprechaun outfit!

Bizarre Hair is offering a variety of interesting pieces this time around – the boots are especially gorgeous with lots of detailing! Two of the hairs come in fatpacks and include more colors than what we have shown here. The coats look similar in style, but vary in the detailing on the sleeves and front of the coat.

Next up is Cookie. Again, they have brought a variety of items for the Cart Sale, ranging from fairy skins to a fairy in a bird cage to a fatpack of T’s for him and her. My inner nerd squee’d in delight when I tried on the bandaged glasses – they were a perfect fit right out of the box and are going into my Accessories folder for sure!

DCD brought us a very pretty collection of bangles this year. They have 6 different styles of wide band bangles with gems, as well as a delicate diamond necklace and matching drop earrings (sold separately). The bangles offer several choices in band texture and gemstone color and for 10L each, you can easily afford to stock up on them all.

Finally this morning, we have Dark Water Designs. My personal favorite is the reptilian print pants in charcoal. These are really versatile and a nice alternative to jeans or plain leather. There are also 6 different print mini tanks in jewel-tone colors and a high-waisted denim mini this time around.

Cheers,

~Shadowed

AKA Ass Kicking Angels
AKA Ass Kicking Angels
AKA Ass Kicking Angels

Bizarre Hair
Bizarre Hair

Cookie
Cookie

DCD

Dark Water Designs

Shopping Sunday!

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Its a cool, rainy Sunday in my corner of the world today – perfect weather for doing a little exploring and shopping in SL. The Cart Sale is a great place to accomplish both those goals. I have been really impressed with the diversity of items that the designers have come up with this time around, not to mention the sheer number of merchants that are taking part. At 120+ carts, this is the biggest Cart Sale event to date!

First up today in our bag of goodies is Heartsick. They make gorgeous skins and shapes and have come up with some stunning items this time around. Both of the girl skins come with shapes, and the male skins come with 2 shapes.

Clutter has beautiful landscaping items to enhance your home and living space. They are offering several different trees and stumps with pretty little flowers and plants which would add a gorgeous finishing touch to your yard, park or outdoor space.

If you are looking for a little walk on the wild side, Aberrant has you covered! They have a trio of hot little slip dresses with a shredded detail on the backs, some cute lacy little bras and leopard-print detailed boy briefs in a variety of vibrant colors to choose from.

A.R.C.+F.N. are covering all the bases this time around! They have sexy little latex outfits, some very pretty jewelry sets, some home decor items, and even a furnished house, all for 10L each. My personal favorite was the donut seats!

Cheers,

~Shadowed

Heartsick

Clutter
Clutter

Aberrant
Aberrant

A.R.C. + F.N.
A.R.C. + F.N.
A.R.C. + F.N.

One more for the road…

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As Day 4 of the Cart Sale winds down, we have a final set of goodies to share with you guys until tomorrow’s treasures get posted! I took a walk around The Wash sim earlier today and the turnout looked pretty good – this is an awesome chance to get some real quality items at bargain basement prices. Weekends in SL are usually pretty busy, so if you have trouble teleporting into the sim, give it a few minutes and try again – the sim capacity has been maxed out a few times already.

Leading the way in this last post of the day is Styla. They have a great mix of styles in the items on their cart, ranging from a furnished greenhouse to a cozy purple armchair to a cute park bench complete with trees and birds.

RVi Design has some beautiful items to add to your SL living space as well. There are several grottos and caves, a beautiful meditation chamber and many of the items are fairy-themed with just a touch of whimsy.

There is a definite retro vibe going on with the lovely items available from La Flat. The art prints and furnishing textures are gorgeously done and the pieces would make a terrific accent in your home. I especially liked the dish set. =)

Our final peek tonight comes from Hopscotch – 9 poses that anyone who enjoys taking pictures, creating store ads, etc. would love to have. These will be added to my collection of poses for the blog for sure!

Cheers,

~Shadowed

Stylas
Stylas
Stylas

RVi Design
RVi Design
RVi Design

.::La Flat::.
.::La Flat::.

Hopscotch
Hopscotch

Another Saturday Peek…

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Day 4 of the Cart Sale and we are thrilled to bring you a peek at 4 more of the great designers who are taking part in the event which is running until March 22.

SD Wears has an eclectic mix of goodies, including a funky pair of patchwork boots and a gorgeous gown in sunset colors. The “Bygone” polo is intended for the guys, but I liked it on me too, so… =)

Before the men get all worked up that I “stole” their shirt from SD Wears – we have a FANTASTIC set of items just for you by Lash-Ware! They are offering 5 complete male outfits, each with multiple wear options as well as several fatpack sets of socks for men and women and boxers (all the fatpacks come with a lot more colors than those shown here).

Also in the oh-so-generous with the fatpacks category, you have got to check out Somnia‘s Cart! With the exception of the house build, every separate they have for the Cart Sale comes in a fatpack with a ton of colors. we’ve shown a couple from each set, but you get so much more than what is pictured here – they really went all out for you shoppers and the tiny 10L price makes these sets an absolute steal.

Finally in this post, we have some really cute stuffed toys from The Joker’s Jinx. The 3 dolls are styled from Batman (Batman, Joker and Harley Quinn) and come with several different sized versions in the sets.

Cheers,

~Shadowed

SD Wears

Lash-Ware
Lash-Ware

Somnia
Somnia
Somnia
Somnia

The Joker's Jinx

We’re back! Time to come shop!

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I had some technical difficulties in getting the pictures uploaded yesterday, but seems like the problem is all fixed today.  Gotta love the internet sometimes. =)

Cart Sale is going strong and I hear the sim has been full up a few times in the last couple days. Remember – if you can’t get in, keep trying! There is a 40 person limit on the sim, so it might take a few minutes to get in, but it is definitely worth the effort!

Lois Allen has a beautiful collection of soft, feminine dresses for their Cart this time around. The ivory “Fresh Floral” was my favorite from the dresses this time around, but they are all gorgeously textured and detailed and at 10L each, a great way to spruce up your spring wardrobe.

I loved the pottery sets from Tranquility Way Station – the photos really don’t do the colors justice. These would be gorgeous pieces to have in your home or personal space in SL.

Allusions has some pretty nice pieces for sale at their cart. Their men’s jeans are really great and the teal lace shrug is just gorgeous. Most of their items come as separates and the classical styling will lend itself to mix ‘n matching with a lot of different styles.

Unique Clothing has put together some really interesting outfits, several of which even include shoes! The boots in the Megan outfit are beautiful and the short cocktail dresses are really too good to pass up.

The Strawberry Box makes all kinds of cute, well-textured, comfortable home furnishing items and their Cart Sale items are fantastic examples of what they offer in their main store. These pieces would look beautiful in a variety of settings. The preserves cabinet was especially cute, with the little labeled jars inside.

Cheers,

~Shadowed

Lois Allen
Lois Allen
Lois Allen

Tranquility Way Station

Allusions
Allusions

Unique Clothing
Unique Clothing

The Strawberry Box
The Strawberry Box

More from Cart Sale!

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The Cart Sale event is hoppin’ and the sim had a quick restart this morning, so lag is a minimum – its a great time to head on over and check out the 120+ designers taking part in this event!

Xtreme Designs makes fantastic and fantastical tip jars and their selection for the Cart Sale this year is amazing. Rotating handcuffs to a pirate’s treasure chest to my own personal favorite this time around, the Naughty Alf – there is something to meet just about any tip jar need you might have. If you do use the jars regularly (DJ, Club, etc) be sure to visit their main store as well because they really do some amazing work.

When I opened the box sent in by The Little Bat and started going through the items they have up at the Cart Sale, I was *thrilled*. Gorgeous goth skins (including a fatpack of 12 skins, each with different makeup!), a pretty neat unisex facial piercing set, and some edgy clothing – remember when I said there were some steals at this event? This is one of them, no doubt!

Ms. B. Designs has been around for a while now, creating some really beautiful couples and individual poses for SL. Their Cart Sale items this time around are absolutely delightful. There are a few cuddly couples poses (including a wedding pose), some model-ish individual poses which will be finding a home in my blog pose stands, but the standout pose for me was the “Our First Place” pose, which includes the sold real estate sign.

Mind Games is a new-to-me entrant in the Cart Sale and I was excited to get a peek at what they were bringing to the event. The clothing all has a soft, feminine feel to it, but what really sold me was the black Dussun jacket. I am looking forward to seeing more clothing from this store in future Cart Sales.

Cheers,

~Shadowed

Xtreme Designs
Xtreme Designs
Xtreme Designs

The Little Bat
The Little Bat
The Little Bat

Ms. B. Designs
Ms. B. Designs

Mind Games
Mind Games
Mind Games

Day Two of the Cart Sale!

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The Cart Sale is in full swing on The Wash sim and we have another peek at some of the great items you can find during this event. At just 10L or under, there are some fantastic deals to be had!

First up today is EDS – if sexy is what you are after, these outfits definitely fit the bill and guys – there is even a little something for you! The C-Minor pants in black will be finding a permanent home in my wardrobe.

Enticing Designs brings us an array of outfits from formal gowns to casual wear. The colors and textures are perfect for this time of transition from winter to spring. The Candace cocktail dress, with its black and white dots setting off the pink flowers definitely stood out for me.

Gem Elegance Fine Jewelry has brought another bevy of beautiful designs this time around. Hummingbirds are a particularly favorite theme of this designer, and they are reflected in some gorgeously feathered pieces. The male necklaces invoke a sense of the more primal, with detailed indian and aztec designs.

Rounding out this post is Graffitiwear. Their styles run the gamut from tropical cool to flirty, with a mix of complete outfits and mix’n’matchable separates. The tropical print slip dresses were a particular favorite of mine – the vividness of the colors is just gorgeous.

Cheers,

~Shadowed

EDS's Main Store

Enticing Designs
Enticing Designs
Enticing Designs

Gem Elegance Fine Jewelry
Gem Elegance Fine Jewelry

Graffitiwear
Graffitiwear

Cart Sale New Flickr Group

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Buy something at the Cart Sale and just have to show it off?

Want to see the vendor ads?

Come check out the new Flickr group for current event and future ones!!!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/cartsale/

Cart Sale @ The Wash!

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We are a few hours into the start of the Cart Sale at The Wash, and from what I hear, its off to a great start! Please keep in mind that there are times when the sim is just full up – so if you have trouble teleporting in, just give it a few minutes and try again. Also – be kind to fellow bargain shoppers and try to keep your scripts and high-ARC items to a minimum to make it easier to get around. There is so much to see, you really don’t want to miss anything!

We scored a bundle of goodies from BagLady Design – the home furnishing items are beautifully textured and would complement many different decorating styles. The attention to detail really shows when you get a look close up at these beautiful things. As always, the outfits from BLD are fun and just as well detailed as the builds.

Bliensen + MaiTai make gorgeous, unique, elegant jewelry and it is always a treat to see what they come up with for these events. This time around, they are offering a selection of BonBon earrings in rich colors and a beautiful “Secret Diaries” necklace.

Shoe junkie that I am, I was excited to see Duh! taking part in the Cart Sale this time around. These boots are too cute – bright spring colors and a design that makes them very versatile to pair with different clothes.

We’ve only just begun showing the tip of the iceberg, so stay tuned to the blog for more goodies posting soon!

Cheers,

~Shadowed

BagLady Design
BagLady Design
BagLady Design

Bliensen + MaiTai

Duh!

Cart Sale Has Begun!

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I hope everyone has been stashing away a little mad money to take to the Cart Sale at The Wash, which kicks off today! We have MORE designers than ever before, MORE great deals and steals, and EVERYTHING is 10L or less! For those of you who are new to the Cart Sale, it is a bi-annual event held on The Wash sim. Designers from all over Second Life have carts set up in the streets of the sim, filled with everything you can imagine from skins, clothing, accessories to home decor, houses, builds of all kinds. Everything is 10L or less for the duration of the event. Many items are one-of-a-kinds and only available for the event. Other items are your chance to score new releases before they hit the store shelves at regular prices. The event runs from February 22nd to March 14th and we will be bringing you peeks throughout that time here on the blog of what kind of goodies you can find. There is a listing on the blog also of the individual stores and SLurls directly to their carts if you are in the mood for hit-and-run shopping instead of taking a stroll around the sim.

The sim does fill up fast at times, so please be considerate of other shoppers and leave your highly scripted items at home to help keep lag at a minimum. There might also be times when the sim is full and you can’t teleport in – just be patient and try again in a few minutes. This is a BIG event and tons of people come out, so take your time, give things time to rez, and be sure to take advantage of the plethora of fantastic sales just waiting to be found!

The designers have been incredibly generous with their talent and time preparing for this event and we are absolutely swamped with great stuff to show you. From the looks of what we have seen so far, this is shaping up to be the best Cart Sale yet!

First up is Adoness. They are including 2 hairs this year, matching nails for each hair color, and a gorgeous little gift necklace (yes, the necklace is free!). The hairs come with several wear options and look amazing.

B!ASTA has served up some really cute outfits and separates. We LOVED the boots, and they are a great match to the plum hotpants outfit. They also have a pretty jewelry set available and an absolutely gorgeous, soft makeup that we really liked.

Somewhere out there, its carved in stone: I am a shoe junkie. Battle Fairy always makes my pulse race and they did not disappoint this time around! Gorgeous high boots with spiky details, fun multi-colored combat boot styles – really, you do not want to miss out on these. They come in a variety of colors and looked just beautiful when we tried them on with next to no adjusting needed for a perfect fit.

Cheers,

~Shadowed

Adoness

B!ASTA
B!ASTA

Battle Fairy
Battle Fairy