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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – A Summer Trip Around the World

Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – A Summer Trip Around the World, originally blogged [HERE].

The Around the Grid 2 Hunt is now in full swing with a long list of participating merchants.  It’s loosely based on the Jules Verne classic Around the World in 80 Days, and so is lasting a total of 80 days, through September 30.  This hunt is a little unconventional in that you won’t get the LM to the next store on the hunt when you find a prize; you have to use the LMs on the AGH2 website.  The other twist to the ARG hunt is that in addition to a $1L hunt prize, many of the stores also have a $25L Gatcha with hunt-themed gifts in them (the gatcha is optional for the merchants).  I won’t be showing you stuff from the Gatchas, but here’s some pictures of some of the fun $1L prizes you can get from the regular part of the hunt.

Not all the shops are adhering strictly to the historical aspect of  Around the World … but even those who are giving more modern prizes are sticking with the idea of summer travel.  I start out my summer trip in the Skull Pump Ride red and black roadster, the AGH2 prize from NR Designs.  It’s a drivable vehicle that comes equipped with some smoke and fire when you hit the accelerator.  And, man, can this baby fly!

NRDesigns_002Unfortunately, as you can see I ran this hot rod off the road, which means I’m going to have to walk until I find a place to get a tow.  I’m headed off in my mesh plaid cargo shorts and tee which I got as the AGH2 prize at Beautiful & Dangerous.

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Finding it a little chilly up here in the northern mountains I whip out the mesh hoodie and t-shirt I scored from the AGH2 at Short Circuit.  It captures the around-the-world theme nicely with the world map on the front of the tee.

Short Circuit_001But what do you know?  Just down the road I come upon a cute little taxi, sitting around just waiting for me to drive it.  This Whimsy Taxi is the AGH2 gift from StoraxTree and is also drivable.  Since I’ll be back inside a car again, I can take off the hoodie and try out the Outer Banks shorts and tank top that I got as the AGH2 gift from Euphoria Couture.  Now if I can just manage to keep this taxi from running off the road …..

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Pictured above:

Car:  Skull Pump Ride – Red & Black by NR Designs (AGH2 prize/$1L)

Shorts & Tee:  Plaid Cargoes & Tee (mesh) by Beautiful & Dangerous  (AGH2 prize/$1L)

Top:  Open Hoodie with Shirt by Short Circuit (AGH2 prize/$1L)

Shorts & Tank:  Outer Banks (mesh) by Euphoria Couture (AGH2 prize/$1L)

Taxi:  Whimsy Cab by StoraxTree (AGH2 prize/$1L)

Geoffrey is also wearing:

Skin:  Ashton Tan by Belleza (Group Gift/$350 to join/free)
Eyes:  Mid grey eyes by [dirty.little.secret]
Hair:  Sailor in Coffee by A&A Designs (Voting Present/free)


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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – Calling All Roleplayers – The Medieval Fantasy Hunt

A Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – Originally blogged [HERE]

I have to admit I’m a sucker for historical stuff in SL and I always try to check out historically themed hunts.  The twelfth edition of the Medieval Fantasy Hunt (MFH XII) is running until the end of this month, and starts at the United Inshcon shop sim.  You can follow the hunt either by getting the LM to the next hunt stop from the previous store’s gift or you can used the list of SLURLs at the MFH XII hunt blog.  The blog also gives the hints for each stop in both English and German (with one stop just in German) which is an advantage when you come upon a stop where the hint giver isn’t set up.  There were 52 stops in the MFH XII hunts when it started but 7 have dropped out, leaving 45 offering either a unisex or both a male and female prize.  But despite the fact there are just 45 stops, many of the prizes are ingeniously hidden at a considerable distance from the landing spot and it will take you a bit of time if you want to do the entire hunt.

First off let me show you the Odhor black mesh warrior outfit gift from PeKaS (MFH XII #15).  It’s mesh and includes alternative tunics with the hood up or with the hood down.  This outfit also includes the shoulder cape and the back-carried shield.  But the sword I’m wielding is the Viking Sword MFH XII gift from Dwar Barbosa Weapons (MFH XII #34).  The gift includes a wearable sheathed version, and is scripted with drawing and sheathing animations as well as the standard fighting animations.7Pekas,DwarBarbosa, Feyline (#15,34,28)_001The rightmost panel in the picture above shows an entire medieval Bryce woodsman outfit, which is the male gift at Feyline Fashions (MFH XII #28).  In addition to all the clothing, the outfit includes the hat, boots, bow and arrow (unscripted), and thigh-carried hunting knife.

Moving on, I’ve changed outfits to show you the Mystical Fantasy male medieval outfit in blue from C&N Designs (MFH XII #27).  The tunic and pants are mesh, and the outfit comes with the belt and boots.  It’s an elegant outfit, so I’m wearing it as I relax on Her Majesty’s Wooden Bench, the gift from An Lema (MFH XII #25).  This gift includes the animated mesh bench with all those pillows, the rug, two plant stands, and a table with decor items on it.

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And finally, this next picture shows you the Korin knight’s outfit, the male MFH XII gift from The Seamstress (MFH XII #37).  It doesn’t include the boots (those are the boots I showed you above), but it is a mighty fine looking outfit with a gold design on the red velvet and a gold neck chain. That pistol is the Pirate Pistol MFH gift from Designs by Isaura (MFH XII #12).  The gift includes a “holstered” version which has the pistol held at the waist with a golden sash.  The pistol does fire, but is not damage-enabled unless you stick your own scripts into it.

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There’s a lot more good stuff out there on the Medieval Fantasy Hunt so I hope I’ve shown you enough that you’ll go out and find all that good stuff.

Geoffrey is Wearing:

Picture 1:

Outfit – left:  Odhor in black from PeKaS (#15 MFH XII/free)

Sword: Viking Sword from Dwar Barbosa Weapons (#34 MFH XII/free)

Outfit – right (including bow & arrows, hunting knife):  Bryce woodsman’s outfit in brown from Feyline Fashions (#28 MFH XII/free)

 

Picture 2:

Outfit:  Mystical Fantasy Male from C&N Designs (#27 MFH XII/free)

Furniture: Her Maesty’s Medieval Wooden Bench from An Lema (#25 MFHXII/free)

 

Picture 3:

Outfit:  Korin from The Seamstress (#37 MFH XII/free)

Pistol: Pirate Pistol from Designs by Isaura  (#12 MFH XII/free)

 

In All Pictures:

Skin:  Buck 07 in Bronze from Filthy (former group gift/not free)

Eyes:  mid grey eyes from dirty.little.secret (not free)

Hair:  Brody in Dark Brown from A&A (not free)

Sim:  Silken Dreams


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Cart Sale – Dirty Little Secret

DLS Cart Items

Let me tell you a secret, a Dirty Little Secret. Time is flying by and these Cart Sale items won’t be available forever! So head on over to The Wash and check it out. Dirty Little Secret has a cart set up at The Wash with lots of $10 linden goodies for both guys and gals! They have a little of everything from lingerie to shoes, all of which come in a 3-color set for a little variety.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Elyse –  variety

Skin – DeeTaleZ Skin DELICIOUS Skin ELLY red smokey VANILLA

Sunglasses – Loordes of London-Kalaoa Sunglasses – $50L @The Thrift Shop

Tattoo – elska – The Babe With the Power

Shirt (left) – [d.l.s.] :: Ladies Country Girl Top  – $10L @The Cart Sale

Shorts (all) – [d.l.s.] :: Ladies Teeny Shorts – $10L @The Cart Sale

Shirt (center) – [d.l.s.] :: Mens Untucked Slim Shirt – $10L @The Cart Sale

Shirt (right) – [d.l.s.] :: Ladies Tank with Crop Top – $10L @The Cart Sale

Hands – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Gesture

As with the other Cart Sale posts, I’ve taken pictures of the Dirty Little Secret Cart so you can get a full idea of all they have to offer!

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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – OUT OF AFRICA

A Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – OUT OF AFRICA…

A friend of mine teleported me over to Artizana Ethnic Couture’s mainstore recently because a couple of of the group Lucky Boards had some interesting men’s prizes on them.  Within a short amount of time (the boards change letters every 5 minutes) I got myself a couple of great outfits.  Artizana specializes in brightly colored African- and Carribean-style clothing for women, but has a small line of men’s clothing as well.  There are eight lucky boards (six of which currently have women’s clothing) and two MM boards, but you have to join the group to win from any of the boards.

Artizana Lucky Boards

One of the men’s Lucky Board prizes at Artizana is the mesh Nidolo XIII vested outfit in brown and tan which is a bit of a departure from Artizana’s usual ethnic specialty.  Nidolo can also be purchased like the single-colored one in this picture in any of several color schemes, and consists of a shirt, vest, and pants as three separate pieces so that you can mix and match the pieces with other things in your wardrobe.  You can also purchase either the “classic” or the “exotic” versions of the Nidolo Collection which gets you a mix and match texture change HUD giving you 16 options for the vest and pants and 20 options for the shirt and tie.  I took this picture outside the Artizana mainstore to show you the lovely garden there full of exotic flowers in case you’re looking for a good place to take some pictures for this month’s FabFree “May Flowers” photo challenge.

The picture on the right is the other Artizana men’s Lucky Board prize, the mesh Lakana II Bogolan Dashiki with matching pants and kufi cap.  Dashikis are amazingly comfortable and cool to wear during hot weather so I went over to the visually stunning KwaZulu Natal African region to take this picture.  While I was walking around looking for a place to take the picture I happened upon this little herd of elephants splashing in a pool of water.  If it looks like I’m glancing nervously to the side in this picture it’s because this cute little elephant’s mother was just off camera to the side trying to swat me away with her trunk.
Geoffrey is wearing:

Left:
Outfit – Nidolo XIII (mesh) – Artizana Ethnic Couture – (group lucky board/$100L group join fee)

Shoes – Duh! Men’s Dress Shoes (brown) – $25L

Hair – A&A Hair  – Morrissey (free voting present/0L)

Skin – Elijah Tone 5//Beardy – Aeva/Heartsick  – (free group gift/$0L to join)

Eyes –  Amacci – Branch Brown Image Eyes
Right:
Outfit – Lakana II (mesh) – Artizana Ethnic Couture  – (group lucky board/$100L group join fee)

Skin – Liam Tone 8 – Aeva/Heartsick

Eyes – Black eyes – [dirty.little.secret]


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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – IT’S GROUP GIFT TIME FOR MEN

A Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – IT’S GROUP GIFT TIME FOR MEN…

Ydea is a freebie clothing hunter’s paradise for both men and women.  Every month there are new group gifts for both sexes and the group is free to join.  Better yet, the previous group gifts stick around for awhile.  There are two whole walls full of outfits, one for men and one for women, that you can pick up for absolutely no charge at all.  Ydea’s new April gift, the Tropez shorts outfit, put me in a warm weather mood, so I ambled over to the Tiki bar to get a picture of it for you.  The outfit comes with a mesh overshirt, shorts with sculpty legs, and mesh sneakers.

1) YDEA April GG

And how about this little beauty?  I’m talking here about the outfit, not the car.  If you happen to own a white sports car you can find the perfect outfit for cruising around with the top down on the Ydea past group gift board.  The Grant outfit includes pants layer dress pants, black buckled sculpty shoes, and a blue mesh jacket with open collared shirt.
2) YDEA Grant GG

Another good place to find free men’s clothing is Resun.  Resun specialzes in outfits with a bit of a European fashion flair to them.  In addition to the regular group gift near the entrance, there are group freebies scattered among the regular-priced items (you just have to look for them) and there is a separate discount area with lower-priced older items.  The outfit I’m showing here is the Roby Group Gift (free to join) featuring traditional clothing layer leather pants and shirt with prim collar and cuffs.  I’m also wearing low black casual shoes from Gabriel (former hunt gift) and Gabriel’s Unisex Body Bag (free group gift, free to join).  The free body bag group gift also comes in cheetah and camouflage fabrics.

3) Resun Roby

In pictures 1 & 2 Geoffrey is also wearing:

Hair: Steve Darkbrown – A&A (not free)

Skin:  Filthy Vincent DT, Bald 04 (past group gift, not free)

Eyes: Dirty Little Secret (past group gift, not free)

Pose:  Rugged Male Poses, .oOo Studio (not free)

Sim:  Serendipity Lake
In picture 3 Geoffrey is also wearing:

Hair: Morrisey Darkbrown – A&A (no longer free)

Skin:  Elijah Tone 5//Beardy (Aeva/Heartsick) (free group gift/$0L to join)

Eyes: Amacci – Branch Brown Image Eyes

Pose:  Rugged Male Poses, .oOo Studio (not free)

Sim:  Gabriel


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Dirty.Little.Secret FFHQ Gift

Hello, my name is Prudence, and I am in LOVE with the new Fab Free Headquarters Gifts, it’s true! Have you guys made it out to the new FFHQ yet? I could brag about it all day, it really is that Fabulous. Like anyone I do however have my own personal favorite of the gifts, and for those of you who have not already ran over to grab it up, I’d like to show it to you here. As a self-proclaimed lover of the arts and super-geek I absolutely adore this Salvador Dali inspired fashion gift set from Dirty.Little.Secret. No kidding, I kinda squealed with delight, just a little, the moment I saw it. I think it will be my go-to outfit for quite a while! The colors are great, the textures are great, I have not a single complaint. Not to mention it is a FFHQ Gift, so it is FREE. You just can’t beat that.

So without any further mush and gush, Enjoy! FFHQ DLS Dali

The FREE FFHQ Gift “Tribute to Dali” from Dirty.Little.Secret includes the following from Left to Right:

1. Butterfly Dress

2. Signature Tunic & Salvador Dali leggings with matching ballet flats

3. Dali Tunic & Dali leggings with matching ballet flats

4. Elephant Skinny Jeans

*Pru is also wearing the following items in the above photos:

Hairs – 

Magika – Moment

Magika – Shine

Skin – Essences – Song

Butterflies (worn with Butterfly Dress) – *Epic – Butterfly Buddies – past VIP Group Gift

Shirt (worn with Dali Skinny Jeans) – AITUI – Her Henley

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Fab Free Designer of the Day – 04/03/2014 – [dirty.little.secret]

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Get this pretty four pack of eyes FREE from [dirty.little.secret]!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jersey%20Shore/19/218/26

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers. Photos are work of the designers.”

 

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The Black Event – Dirty Little Secret (New Releases)

Hello Everyone, hope you’ve been enjoying your Turkey Day, for those that celebrate it! So this is just a little quick look at a few of the new things Dirty Little Secret has out at the Black Event. I am personally loving all these black themed items at the Event. I’ve been steadily adding to my wardrobe for days now! LOL One thing I love about Dirty Little Secret, is they are offering a little bit of everything. Something casual, something sexy, something formal. They even have items out for men! I also wanted to show you a set of eyes I found on the Marketplace, they are sweet, and doll-like. I think I’ll be wearing them for a while! Before we get to it, I want to point out the blog Nanny posted showing the other items Dirty Little Secret has out for this awesome event, click here to see her post! Alright, so here we go with the details. Enjoy.

DLS New Releases

Pru is wearing:

Left:

Dirty Little Secret – [d.l.s.] :: black satin deep V neck gown :: – $10 Lindens at the Black Event

Center:

Dirty Little Secret - [d.l.s.] :: black knit cropped sweater :: – $10 Lindens at the Black Event

Right:

Dirty Little Secret – [d.l.s.] :: b&w fleur burlessque corset :: – $10 Lindens at the Black Event

Peach Blossom Water Lenses

This is a close look at those lovely eyes I was telling you about!

Pru is also wearing:

Hair – Clawtooth: Could I Resist? – Delicious wine

Skin – Essences – Song *noisette* cranberry

Eyes – ~ Peach blossom ~ water lenses november 2013 gift – $1 Linden on the Marketplace

Lashes – – DAMNED – My Perfect Eyelashes <3

Collar – (r)M~Posture Collar > No.09

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More FFHQ Gifts For You to Love

Hello Everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a few new goodies now available at the Fab Free Headquarters! There are always fun new finds there, so it is good to check back often. There really is a ton to choose from, so I just picked out a few items that I liked best to show here on the blog! I hope you like them, I know you will!

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To start, don’t you just love this sweet looking red-lipped skin? I thought it was too cute! This skin from Style by Kira is named “Jessica” and is one of the many new gifts at Fab Free Headquarters. The outfit to the left is also one of the gifts, this one is from dirty.little.secret and I love the paisley pattern! Paisley is almost always a hit with me. Next, you can also pick these two vest-like tops as  part of the gifts from Lucifer’s Heart. The textures are very well done, I could easily see wearing them with a cute fedora and some tailored pants!

Here are the details:

Hair – >TRUTH< Ramona –  Not Free

Skin – Style by Kira – Jessica Skin – FREE Gift at FFHQ

Outfit (Dress, Leggings, Shoes) – [dirty.little.secret] @ FabFree – FREE Gift at FFHQ

Jewelry (shown with outfit) – ELEMENTAL JEWELRY DAISY DAZE NECKLACE & EARRINGS – FREE Gift at FFHQ (earrings not shown)

Shirts – .:LH:. Jewel – Blue / Berry – FREE Gift at FFHQ – This gift also includes several other clothing items, including the dresses pictured below. Don’t miss out on this one!
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I know, Halloween is over, but I just couldn’t resist this zombie skin from Miasnow! It’s sooo beautifully done, if ever you thought of a zombie as pretty, this one would be! Care also showed this skin in one of her posts, here. Even re-animated dead girls need a wardrobe, so I picked out a few more things from the giant pile of freebies at FFHQ, and I think she’s adorable. hehehe

Here are the details:

Hair – >TRUTH< Ramona –  Not Free

Skin – MIASNOW Skin – ZOMBINA brainlicker – FREE Gift at FFHQ – This gift also includes a male version of the skin, and a few other little gifts not shown.

Outfit (shirt and pants) – .: Somnia :. Plain Tee {Pale Pink} &.: Somnia :. Bow Tied Leggings {Gray} – FREE Gift at FFHQ – This gift also includes another mesh shirt that is also adorable, but  not shown.

Dresses –  FREE Gift at FFHQ

  • .:LH:. Dubya – Pink
  • .:LH:. Madison – Pink
  • .:LH:. Aria Bronze

All 3 Dresses are part of the huge gift from Lucifer’s Heart. The gift also includes several other clothing items including pants, skirts and undies (not shown)!

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On the Abrasive

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Skin: It girls - Lorde
Hair: Lamb – Love potion
Dress: Abrasive – Urban leopard dress (group gift)
Shoes: Cult of Belgar – Purple galaxy platform sneakers

Hoo boy do I have a lot of goodies to show off today!

Abrasive has finally opened up a mainstore after having been a marketplace-based business forever and it is stuffed full of goodies! You might want to sit down!

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Dress: Abrasive – Starry pink mini dress (Group gift)
Cardigan: Dirty little secret - Daddy’s cardigan (10L$)

First up! Two group gifts have been set out for you! The urban leopard dress and the starry mini dress are both up near the gacha machines! The group is free to join an the dresses have Tangos appliers!

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Top: Abrasive – long vest tank (1L$)
Leggings: Abrasive – Hipster leggings (Lucky chair)

Next, there are a ton of dollarbies that have been stacked up on the counter! The barely there outfit and locked and loaded outfit are both 1L$ with an additional opening ‘Abrasive designs’ mesh tanktop which is also 1L$!

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Top & Jeans: Abrasive – Barely there (1L$)

And as if that wasn’t enough, head to the back of the store where you’ll find luckychairs, guess&win boards, Midnight Mania and profile picks board so you have even more freebies to get!

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Top & Leggings: Abrasive – Locked and loaded (1L$)

 

Why are you still here?! Get yourself down to Abrasive to get all of these awesome freebies, group gifts, prizes and dollarbies!

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