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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL splash of color huntI live in central California, so when mother nature turns up the late summer heat, I crank up the air conditioning and stay indoors. Second Life is always so nice and cool, so my partner and I do a good bit of hunting. Not only do we beat the heat, but we end up with all kinds of cool stuff.

There is lots to do! So many hunts… There are some pretty good hunts going on right now, but a lot of them are going to reach their expiration dates in about a week. Of course we’re going to be seeing a whole new crop of hunts on September 1st.

New to the hunting game? FabFree and HUNT SL have pages with tips and tricks. The short version is this: follow the clues, find the hunt object, touch it or buy it (most are free or very nearly free) and then push off to the next stop on the hunt. Not only is hunting a lot of fun, it’s also a great way to find some new nooks and crannies in Second Life that you’ve never visited before.

Ready to get your hunt on? Just poke the hunt names to get more information on each one.

See you out on the hunt!

Fab Free Xia Nishi


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Today’s Top 10 Hunts

HUNT SL Dirty Diva HuntGood morning fabulous fans! Here’s a listing of what’s hot in the hunt world today: Tuesday, August 19.

We’re into the last weeks of summer and if you’re following all the hunts that are in the planning stages then it seems like Halloween is just around the corner. Time flies when you’re having fun hunting!

The Dirty Diva hunt is still making a strong showing and has pushed its way into the number one spot. Enmeshed Into Fall Hunt has had some problems but is still getting a lot of interest. I guess people REALLY love their mesh, LOL. There are lots of fun hunts in the rest of the pack as well, with many more hunts going on too… about 50 hunts active at the moment.

Just a reminder, that these are the 10 most popular viewed hunts over the past 48 hours or so. We don’t know how many people actually start (or finish) any given hunt.

See you out on the hunt!

Fab Free Xia Nishi


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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL Anarchy HuntMid August… does this count as the “dog days of summer?” Be that as it may, the middle of the month means another big turnover of hunts. There are five new hunts that just started today, as well as a bunch that are ending. I’ve separated out the hunts calling it a wrap so that you can make a final run at them. You’ll find them at the end of the list today.

If you’d like to get involved with this fabulous game of hunting, there is no better time. There is a plethora of hunts currently underway. If you need a bit of help to get started FabFree and HUNT SL both have pages to help you with that. Yup, all this hunt stuff is either free or very nearly so. I don’t know about you, but my wardrobe and home have never looked better.

Let’s do this! Just poke the hunt names to get more information on each one.

See you out on the hunt!

Fab Free Xia Nishi


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Today’s Top 10 Hunts

HUNT SL Fairy Tale HuntGood morning fabulous fans! Here’s a listing of what’s hot in the hunt world today: Tuesday, August 12.

There are lots of cool hunts going on. The Fairy Tale Hunt has jumped to the top of the list this week, with Dirty Diva holding the second spot, and the female path for Battle of the Sexes still making a strong showing. My partner and I have been planning on doing Kagami, but it’s rumored to be so popular that it’s hard to get in. I’m sure you can find a hunt that will give you hours of enjoyment.

Just a reminder, that these are the 10 most popular viewed hunts over the past 48 hours or so. We don’t know how many people actually start (or finish) any given hunt.

See you out on the hunt!

Fab Free Xia Nishi


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Guest Blog By Geoffrey Edwardstone – Second Life Frees & Offers Deals

Guest Blog By Geoffrey Edwardstone – Second Life Frees & Offers Deals, Originally blogged [HERE]

The Second Life Frees & Offers group (SLF&O) recently sent out a notecard listing all the deals available at participating stores right now, and there are some great free items for men available on the list this time around.   The SLF&O group is free to join and you need to be wearing that group tag to claim your gift at each of the stores.  In addition to the free-to-members gifts, the group gets regular notices from participating merchants about other offers in their shops.  The free gifts put me in an outdoor mood, so I went over to the It All Starts with a Smile sim to take these pictures for you.

This first outfit includes the free SLF&O group mesh racer tank top by [AP.PAREL], perfect for a hot summer day or any day at the beach.  I’m wearing it with my tried and true, available-to-everyone musician male jeans from my inventory library.  My shoes are Duh!’s canvas loafers in tan, just $25L from Duh!.  These nicely detailed loafers are available in several colors, each for the same low bargain price.  The pose in this picture is one of the “Dangerous” pose set, which is the free SLF&O gift at  ~Just Posing~.  There’s also a more female-looking set of poses included in the gift.

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My second outfit shows a versatile mesh “Fred” Top in red, the SLF&O free gift at Glam Dreams.  This shirt is something you can use year-round, so it’s a must-have in your wardrobe.  The pose in this picture is one of a free SLF&O set you can find at [Kikay].

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Now in case you think I don’t look quite like myself in these pictures, you’re right.  Curves Shapes and Skins is offering combinations that include a shape and a skin, one for men and one for women in it’s current SLF&O gift package, and I’m showing you the “Boys” gift.  The hair I’m wearing is Mario in black, which I’ve blogged before but which is still available for free to SLF&O group members at Pocket Mirrors.  And my eyes are Mayfly’s Deep Honey Hazel Eyes, available for free at Fabfree Station.

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So get out there and pick up all these great gifts while they’re available, and don’t forget to look around the shops and give these generous merchants a bit of business too.

Geoffrey is wearing:

Top (picture 1):  Racer Tank by [AP.PAREL] – (SL F&O/free)

Pose (picture 2): Dangerous 1 by ~Just Posing~  – (SL F&O/free)

Top (picture 2):  “Fred” Red Top by Glam Dreams – (SL F&O/free)

Pose (picture 2): Model Poses by [Kikay] – (SL F&O/free)

In all pictures:

Shoes:  Tan Canvas Loafers by Duh! – $25L

Hair:  Mario Curly Black by Pocket Mirrors  – (SL F&O/free)

Eyes:  Deep Honey Hazel Eyes by Mayfly  – (Fabfree Station gift/free)

Skin & Shape:  SL F&O Gift Boys by Curves Shapes and Skins  – (SL F&O/free)

Jeans: Musician male – (Linden Library/free)

Sim:  It All Starts with a Smile


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Take a walk on the Wild Side with Me

I felt a little edgy today and decided to show something different from my usual style. I joined ::JStyle:: (free to join) a long time ago and have so many group gifts that I’m not sure when I’ll wear them all. But I sure am going to try! The clothing from the store tends to be more modern, maybe even described as “street style”.

This tight fitting body-hugging bodysuit is a great example of the varied outfits from ::JStyle::. I love the way this Chocolate Bodysuit hugs my curves. It is a very recent free group gift so hurry over, join the group, and grab it. This gift comes as an ensemble complete with the bodysuit, jewelry,skin, shape, nails, appliers, and boots. Imagine all of this for FREE! The gift includes a collar but I changed the look up with a very nice necklace from When I Dreamed. It’s the Native Long Necklace I bought for $100L. My lip color was a freebie find from the Skin Fair 2014; the shade is called Deadly. I thought it complemented the bodysuit. I chose the Amazonia skin from another recent ::JStyle:: group gift (free) and wanted a smaller shape so I put on an old fallback from The Free Dove – Joella Shape w/ small frame/larger breasts. It was also free. The most expensive item I am wearing is my hair from Truth – Harriet ($250).

One of the things I love best about Second Life is that you can really doll up your avatar for practically no cost. I got this great emoter from Emmepose. Visit the store to pick up a few freebies found on the desk and in the black boxes to the left side.

JStyle Chocolate Jumpsuit

JStyle Choclate Bodysuit Closeup Attempt 2_001

Cre is wearing:

Bodysuit – ::JStyle:: Chocolate Bodysuit (Group gift July 2014/free to join)

Shape – The Free Dove Joella Shape w/ small frame/larger breasts (Free/no group needed)

Skin - ::JStyle:: Amazonia *1 (Group gift July 2014/free to join)

Hair – Truth Harriet gingers ($250L) originally shown here by Love

Boots - ::JStyle:: Mesh Gold Boots (Group gift July 2014/free to join)

Earrings & Bangles – ::JStyle:: Part of the same gift as the bodysuit (Group gift July 2014/free to join)

Necklace – What I Dreamed Native Long Necklace ($100L)

Lips – High Gloss Lips//Deadly (Skin Fair 2014 Freebie) sorry no link

Emoter – EmmePose Lady A.’s Emoter HUD (Free Valentine gift/no group needed)

Happy Freebie Hunting!

Creolasigtag


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Say Hello To My Little Friend

Thank goodness its Friday! The weekend has landed and I’m here with my new friend Albert that I met while taking the pictures, to show some more amazing freebie finds for you to enjoy!

First, this amazing asymmetrical dress that is the new group gift by BLOKC! I love the shape of this dress and the bright pink and purple tones with the slight sparkly fabric pleases me so much. Pink and sparkle always makes me very happy! The group is free to join which also makes me very happy!

With the SLink Mesh Feet pretty much becoming the new normal in SL, finding low cost shoes to fit them can be quite a task. Thankfully the Demi-Heels for SLink High Feet by M-Nus are the perfect basic pair of heels that will go with almost everything so are a must have in your wardrobe, so be sure to get them while you can! These are a group gift for the SL Frees & Offers group so you will need to join that group for free and wear their tag to claim!

While you still have your SLF&O tag above your head, stop off at Lumae to get their new freebie! They are very generous with their gifts and this one is no exception! Their gift is an exclusive make up for their new skin Nima, which comes in four sample tones all with mid cleavage, Loud Mouth appliers and there is also a modifyable shape (though I am wearing my own in the pictures.. but the shape included is really cute!)

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For those curious as to what a Loud Mouth is (besides me when I’ve had a few cocktails ~laughs~), it is a mesh mouth that comes with optional mesh teeth like the ones I am wearing here that are gappy. You can also see the make up better on this skin as well as what the Loud Mouth appliers included with the skin look like. You will need to purchase the Loud Mouth mesh lips seperately to use the appliers included. I’ve used the same windlight setting for this portrait, which is [TOR] MIDDAY – Anime Ciel. I assure you that no editing has happened with this picture, only cropping in Photoshop. The mesh join with the mouth really is very unnoticable with this skin!

Below is what each tone looks like in a less stark windlight setting and with my normal mouth. For this I have used the windlight setting called Torie Senne WL Settings which is one of the many built in presets in the Firestorm Viewer. This windlight setting gives a truer view to how the skins look without shadows and bright light and is the general setting I use for every day SL when Im not trying to be all arty.

One tool I found invaluable today because my eyes really didnt want to play ball at looking at the camera, was the free AnyPose Expressions HUD I found on the Markeplace by Phate Shepherd Creations.

As you can see it has buttons for eye direction, hand gestures for normal SL hands and facial expressions! This is perfect for when your eyes want to do anything but look at the camera! Love originally blogged the HUD here and she is right about it being invaluable for anyone who models or takes pictures in SL!

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Tiana is Wearing

.HAIR. West Coast by Little Bones
.EYES. Chocolate Vanity by IKON
.SKIN. Nima (Watermelon) by Lumae [FREE / SL Frees & Offers Group Gift]
.DRESS. Asym Knit Dress by BLOKC [FREE / Group Gift]
.SHOES. by M-Nus [FREE / SL Frees & Offers Group Gift]
.HANDS & FEET. by SLink

.POSE 1. Casual 014 by Apple Spice
.POSE 2. Innocent Two by oOo Studio Poses [VIP Group Gift / L$100 Join Fee]

.LOCATION. The Trace


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Show Your Pride!

Dagnabmit I almost missed LGBT Pride Month! I guess it’s better late than never. To educate those of you who are not aware Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. (Cited from Wikipedia)

I have many dear friends who are Gay or Lesbian and I would be remiss if I didn’t show my support for them. There are a large number of groups for LGBT people in SL.

I was reminded of this celebrations by Laney of Laney’s Boutique when she put out a free pair of Pride unisex jeans. Then I decided to shop for a flag and found the perfect one for only $50L at Flag Factory. The flags are very well made with true-to-life textures. This store has so many flags I think you can find any flag you would like to own. The free Blatex top from Me’LanGe was added to complete my outfit since I couldn’t find a top that had all the right colors. Black goes with everything, right?

6/24 Pride post

Cre is wearing:

Pride jeans – Laney’s Boutique (Free Gift/No group needed)

Top – Me’LanGe Fetish Zipped Blatex (Gift Bag Fat Pack/Free/no group needed)

Skin & Shape – .::WoW::. – Amar milk mk Natural CL (Lucky Board prize/$350 to join group)

Hair – Sexy Freebies Paradise Kyssed Dark Red SX49 (Free/no group needed)

Shoes – [BE]lieve – Vintage flowers spiked heels (Free on SL Marketplace)

Flag – Flag Factory – USA Gay Pride handheld flag ($50L)
Here’s a closeup of the Pride colors on the back of the jeans. Isn’t my butt cute??
Laney's Pride Jeans Back

These shoes by [BE]lieve are sooo cute. I love the little bows and the flower details! And best of all they are free on the SL Marketplace!
6/24 Pride post

Toodles! Happy free shopping…

Creolasigtag


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Shape up!

Hey fabbies! Hope your Wednesday is going great so far, if not well, how about some new shapes to help you over that “hump”?

Presence, which is a fantastic store for realistic and affordable model poses, as well as some really neat original items, has out 4 different shapes that are completely free. The catch, however, is this: the entire sim that the store is on is going to be closed some time in the next week, so there isn’t a whole ton of time to grab these. The GOOD news is that the two main stores on the sim, DV8 and Dare designs, are holding MASSIVE sales, and everything in each of those stores is marked down to just $L50 OR LESS!

The 4 lovely shapes that Presence has out for free run the size spectrum from XL to XXS, and have a variety of pretty and realistic faces. Each shape comes with a recommended eyebrow shaper, and best of all, they’re all MOD! Youll need to be quick on the draw to grab these shapes, but you’ll definitely want to do so!

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While you’re out and and about, make sure you join Moon‘s group, and grab the newest group gift hair! The “Absence of fear” hair comes in a fatpack of colours and is completely free to group members!

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Note that I’m using the same skin in each of the photos, as well as the same pose! This was done on purpose to focus on how each shapes face and body differed instead of how the skins made them look!

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Skyler is wearing…

SkinGlam affair – Neva skin – Europa
Shapes – Presence

HairMoon – absence of fear – $L0/group gift/$L99 to join – Thank you to the person who pointed out they added a group fee!
swimsuitSn@tch – Kia polka dot bikini – aqua – $L10 currently for the wash cart sale

PosesPresence – Azuri

Skylersigtag


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Pssst Hey Sailor Boy!

I was perusing the Cart Wash Sale and found this oh so cute sailor outfit. It’s not your traditional one but a lot more sexy. This super hot nautical themed outfit was a great find from B!asta at the Cart Wash Sale It’s sure to help you catch the eye of a real sailor boy! Well I didn’t see any sailor dudes hanging around the Wash so I went out to the ocean to look for some. There weren’t any to be found so I pulled out my cell phone for a shore to ship call….. and I’m still waiting for an answer!

Biasta Ahoy, Sailor

A little extra info about some of the items I am wearing/using. The Brittney skin came in a huge box of previous group gifts. The cute pose comes with both a red & a blue cell phone, a pose HUD & stand as well as 6 individual poses!

Cre is wearing:

Outfit – B!asta – Ahoy, Sailor ($10L at the Cart Wash Sale)

Skin – .::WoW::. – Brittney CL w/freckles (former group gift/$350 to join)

Shape – Feeb’s Rascals – BlondeQueen (Free group gift/$0L to join)

Hair – Alli&Ali – Sonja Dirty Dark Blonde (June group gift/$0L to join)

Earrings – Very old hunt find (Sorry, store & sim no longer available)

Sunglasses – Shoenique Designs – Tiffany Sunglasses (former group gift/$50L to join)

Pose – Label Motion My Mobile Phone ($!L on SL Marketplace)

Sim Baja Norte

Anchors aweigh my boys, anchors away!

Creolasigtag

 

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