Noobie Style Challenge II

I was stalking a few blogs earlier today and I came across a challenge that one of my favourite bloggers, Bouncer Criss had blogged about. I followed the link and thought, hey I’d like to give that a go! The rules are pretty simple, spend less than L$550, use only items currently available and don’t use anything from your library. There is no doubt that it’s pretty damn hard for us fella’s to put together a complete avatar for next to nix, but armed with half a fistful of dollars, off I went – you can check out Gogo’s challenge here.

Steam’s noob busting style:

Hair – Damselfly, Justice, black pearl, store gift
Eyes – Sterling Artistry: November Shadow, store gift
Skin – Belleza: Jacob, deep tan, group gift – L$250 to join
Shape – [Identity]: Sander, group gift – L$100 to join
Tattoo – Huz Tatts: Kanji, KMadd gift 
Piercings – Rebel Soul: Piercings and lipring, free on the Marketplace
Necklace – Find Ash: Double necklace – L$1
Jacket/shirt – Klam: Jordan leather jacket, L$99
Pants – !Funk, Leather pants, group gift
Shoes – [JP]:dsg, Sneakers, group gift
Poses – Photo taken for free at the Free Photography Studio and Mall

All up, my total spend was L$450 which I’m told is less than USD2.50.

As always the items shown were available at the time of writing at no cost or the cost indicated , but no warranty is given that they will continue to be so – that is totally at the discretion of the Store Owner/Designer.

Keep having fun.

Words: Steam Engineer
Photography: Steam Engineer

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You have no doubt figured that one of my favourite pass times is hunting in SL – this time around I had a go at The Runway Perfect Hunt – it runs until October 31. There are a whole heap of female goodies to be had and few nice items for us fellas as well, including this outfit and shape:

Today Steam is wearing:
Shape – Ducksnake: Mobster, TRPH #28
Skin - Belleza: Ashton deep tan GG hair, group gift (fee to join)
Eyes – Sterling Artistry: Couture eys, TRPH #47
Outfit – Lushish cats: Vinny, TRPH #13
Boots – The Gentry: Black gator boots: MM prize (there is also a free outfit next to their MM board)
Pose – PnP: former Fall and Depraved hunt prize (always hunts on at this store, if you need poses, go and hunt some here)

Hints and SURL’s can be found here for The Runway Perfect Hunt.

As always the items shown were available at the time of writing at no cost or the cost indicated , but no warranty is given that they will continue to be so – that is totally at the discretion of the Store Owner/Designer.

Keep having fun.

Words: Steam Engineer
Photography: Steam Engineer

More Free Stuff For Blokes a.k.a. Smooth Operator

I remember once someone complained to me there isn’t any decent free stuff around for men…. au contraire was and still is my answer.. you just need to look harder and have a little more patience but we are all blokes right and we’ve got patience in spades…. well maybe some of us!

Today Steam is wearing:
Skin – Belleza: Thomas V2, group gift (L$250 to join)
Eyes – Sterling Artistry: July lagoon, gift
Earings – sf designs: Earings, gift from Mimi’s Choice
Hat with hair – sf designs: Mens hat, gift
Sunglasses – elysion optic: sunglasses, gift from Team Ash
Shirt/pants/belt – [ROC]: Mens Freebie
Bracelet -miel: CHUM bracelet, subscriber gift
Shoes – SANTO: Superstars, gift
Poses – Photos taken for free at the Free Photography Studio and Mall and edited in GIMP

As always please do note the items featured were available at the time of writing at no cost or the cost indicated , but no warranty is given that they will continue to be so – that is totally at the discretion of the Store Owner/Designer.

Keep having fun.

Words: Steam Engineer
Photography: Steam Engineer

More Punk Style

I guess I’m lost somewhere in the punk genre of the 70’s because my blog posts always seem to return to the era! Maybe next time I’ll try and style something Ska, grab a sax and style an outfit that wouldn’t look out-of-place in a Madness clip. But not today:-

Today Steam is wearing:
Hair – Black Maria: Mille, free gift
Hair base – CaTwA: hair base, free on the Marketplace
Skin – Belleza: group gift, Jacob (L$250 joining fee)
Eyes – Sterling Artistry: July Lagoon, free gift
Piercing – Rebel Soul: Piercings and liprings, free on the Marketplace
Necklace – Primevil: Chunky chain (L$30)
Jacket – SANTO: Field Jacket, free gift
Jeans – SANTO: Affliction jeans, free gift
Boots – SANTO: HOOL boots, free gift

As always please do note the items featured were available at the time of writing at no cost or the cost indicated , but no warranty is given that they will continue to be so – that is totally at the discretion of the Store Owner/Designer.

Keep having fun.

Words: Steam Engineer
Photography: Steam Engineer

You Got To Love Midnight Mania

Not so long ago I was in one of my favourite stores and I slapped the midnight mania board, I wasn’t paying much attention it’s just something I do, sometimes you get a great prize and by including my slap there’s a better chance everyone will get a prize. Well this day was definately a “sometimes” kind of day. I’ve blogged elsewhere about SZD and how much I love their stuff, but to get all of this in an MM is just amazing!

The moral of this story, is go and slap the boards at SZD, go buy their outfits, they are all-inclusive, well styled and great value.

Today Steam is wearing:
Skin – Belleza: Jacob, group gift (blogged previously)
Hat – DEF!: Era Cap, MHOH #140
Glasses – Steinwork: MHO Gift,  MHOH #168
Beard – Jaryths Barber: Tribal beard, MHOH #128
Everything else: SZD: Crazy Boy full outfit
Poses: Diesel Works

MHOH website can be found here, the hunt runs until August 20.

That’s my last post for a little while, I’m taking a break, off to the other side of Aussie to see family. So until next time keep having fun!

Photography: Steam Engineer
Words: Steam Engineer

Awesome Abs

I have posted previously about the group gifts from Belleza and if you haven’t already heard, their latest skin, Jacob, has just been released as a group gift. So for a poultry L$250 joining fee, you can grab this skin in 10 different styles – its available in the notices section of the group for about another 10 days.

Group membership also gives you for free 4 more older skin group gifts (Ashton, Owen, Shawn, and Thomas V2), so what are you waiting for? Go get yourself a sixpack now!

Today Steam is wearing:
Skin – Belleza: Jacob
Undies: Lazybum: Briefs
Pose: Embody

Photography: Steam Engineer
Words: Steam Engineer

A Day In The Park

It was a warm spring day so I decided to go and catch some rays and chill down at the park:

Today Steam is wearing:
Skin – Belleza: Ashton, Group Gift (L$250 to join)
Shape – Jungleboys: Datu, MHOH #139
Hair - Ink: Damn, group gift
Eyes – Sterling Artistry: August Fantasy, store gift
Outfit – SDZ: Deathless: OXH #59
Necklace – G&T Creations: Rope Necklace with Cross, group gift
Shoes – Dolome Designs: Monk, MHOH #90
Pose – oOo Studios: Rugged Two

Hunt blogs can be found here:
Ocio Extreme Hunt
Make Him Over Hunt

Photo was taken at Agharta and edited as always in GIMP.

As always please do note the items featured were available at the time of writing at no cost or the cost indicated , but no warranty is given that they will continue to be so – that is totally at the discretion of the Store Owner/Designer.

Keep having fun.

Words: Steam Engineer
Photography: Steam Engineer

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It’s Still Hunting Season!!

Unbelievably it’s still hunting season and through August there are a bunch of hunts going on. I’ve had a decent go at a few and here’s my latest offering, I hope you enjoy:

Skin – Belleza: Ashton group gift (L$250 joining fee)
Hair – Me-I Humanoidisn: Yang, SNH #40
Ears – Pekka: Summer Surf Earplugs, OXH #78
Eyes – Birth: Blue Burst, DUW #47
Necklace – Crayon Design: Mens Necklace, SNH #1
Shirt – Razorblade Jacket: Broken Skull Jacket, DUW #1
Pants – Trapt: Blue Baggy Jeans Short, DUW #23
Thongs – Magi Take Shop: Leather Flip Flops, L$10 on the Marketplace 
Note: for the uneducated northern hemispherians, down here a thong is something you wear on your feet in summer and not something a girl might wear – I couldn’t call them flip flops again… oh wait didn’t I just do that anyway?

Blog pages for the hunts are:
Depraved Urban Wreckage
Ocio Extreme Hunt

Supernatural Hunt

As always please do note the items featured were available at the time of writing at no cost or the cost indicated , but no warranty is given that they will continue to be so – that is totally at the discretion of the Store Owner/Designer.

Keep having fun.

Words: Steam Engineer
Photography: Steam Engineer

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Was a brammer day at th’ castle

She was a bonnie lassie an’ it was a bonnie day, whit mair coods a loon ask fur? Sae Ah got dressed in mah sunday best an’ started fur ‘er hoose an’ lunch wi’ ‘er fowk, wish me luck!!

The August group gift for b[ELLE]isima is out now and it very definitely has a Scottish flavour to it. This outfit is awesome, I can’t believe it’s free and if you ever get invited to a SL wedding, here’s another formal option for you to wear. I know I will.

 

Today Steam is wearing:
Skin (Belleza: Ashton group gift L$250 to join)
Eyes (SEGUNDO: Derma) – MHOH #102
Hair (JOMO: Etched hair 8a) – MHOH #161
Complete outfit including boots (b[ELLE]isima: August group gift male L$25 to join)
Pose (Pichanga: Walk two) – MHOH #58

Details on the MHOH hunt gifts including instructions, hints and links can be found here:  http://makehimover2.blogspot.com/p/mhoh6.html

The photography was taken on site at the ImagiLearning Highlands and edited in as always in GIMP.

Thanks also to the Scottie translator at  http://www.whoohoo.co.uk/main.asp with my attempts at Scottish slang.

As always please do note the items featured were available at the time of writing at no cost or the cost indicated , but no warranty is given that they will continue to be so – that is totally at the discretion of the Store Owner/Designer.

Keep having fun.

Words: Steam Engineer
Photography: Steam Engineer

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Urban Chic

It was a hot day, me and my buds were hanging out on the street corner, you know, just shooting the breeze and telling lies. It was a pretty cool time, some hot chicks strolled by every now and then helping give the optic nerve a workout, it was a good day!

And..... what do you want?

Today’s outfit started with the hair – I stumbled across a new hair store the other day with so many anime influenced hair styles I was literally lost for ages as I explored and tried on new styles before finally settling on the Kentaro. From there I just added and experimented – this is perhaps my 3rd attempt at getting the look just right. I would highly reccomend joining the Style Extrem update group, members get weekly free items and from all accounts, they are great quality and as for the hair….. go check this store it’s amazing.

Today Steam is wearing:
Kentaro Hair – L$150 from Lotus
Vibrant eyes – group gift from A:S:S
Ashton skin – group gift from Belleza (fee to join)
Sander shape – group gift from [Identity] (fee to join)
Tank – group gift from GABRIEL
Spinal necklace – L$35 from Grumble
Sin7 piercing – Menstuff hunt gift from iPOKE
Anchor tattoo – Depraved Summer Nights hunt gift from Para Designs
Jeans – group gift from Style Exstrem
Sneakers – group gift from [JP] dsg.
Pose – from Exposuer (not free)
Picture – taken at the Crack Den urban RP sim and edited in GIMP

As always please do note the items featured were available at the time of writing at no cost or the cost indicated , but no warranty is given that they will continue to be so – that is totally at the discretion of the Store Owner/Designer.

Keep having fun.

Word: Steam Engineer
Photography: Steam Engineer