Please welcome Skyler Glasswing to our staff of bloggers here at Fabulously Free in SL! Skyler has been a resident of SL since 2005, and has blogging and photography experience. She has a lot of fun changing up her look and considers her personal fashion style to be eclectic. Hunting, blogging and shopping (in no particular order) are Skyler’s favourite things to do in Second Life, and if this doesn’t make her a perfect fit for FabFree, I don’t know what does ;) Welcome Skyler – We are looking forward to reading your posts!
Hello Lovelies! BSD Design Studio currently has FREE membership right now! There are a couple group gifts and right now all group members are offered a $500L gift card! This deal is only offered for a limited time so I suggest hurrying on over there before it disappears! With the credit I was able to buy the “Fashion Designer Bag” that is featured in my post. As well below, using my credit I bought a fatpack of 6 BSD Artist Bags for only $10L!!! I am not sure how long the deal will last, but it is definitely a steal! Hope you enjoy!♥
Belt: :Fusion: Waisted Leather Black Belt [ Modified texture color]- Marketplace- $1L
Watch: Salvadori Paris Minimalist Black Watch for Men- Marketplace-Free
Necklace: VoguE Members Gift of The Month (March)- Group Gift-Free
Hat: Asylum in Your Embassy Bowler Hats- Marketplace-Free
Glasses: BSD Design Studio Sunglass-OlivaP (Cool Blue)
Earrings: Epoque Pearl Fret Earring (Rose Gold)
QUESTION #1: Where would you suggest I look for long, natural looking curly hair?
Love Says: I think my favourite go-to for curly hairstyles in SL is probably Analog Dog, but Truth Hair, has a couple curly/wavy styles. Wasabi Pills makes some adorable ringlet styles and Damselfly is one to check out as well.
Serena Says: I’ve found some of my favorite curly hairs at Analog Dog, so definitely check there. Milk has also started doing a line of curly hair, so be sure to try them out, too.
Pru Says: Curly hair is notoriously hard to find in SL! I personally like Analog dog for curly hair.
QUESTION #2: I have been invited to a wedding inworld and I’ve no idea what to wear. Normally I would wear a smart dress to a real life wedding but here in SL I have seen pictures of weddings and the guests are all dressed very formal. What exactly is appropriate attire for a SL wedding? Do I bring a gift?
Love Says: I have been to a handful of SL weddings over the years of my residency and I think that every wedding I have attended was unique in it’s own way, requiring attire suitable for that particular event. I think most importantly it’s not what you are wearing, but how many prims or scripts are in it lol. Most weddings have lag issues, and it helps make it a nicer experience for everyone if they can see what is going on in real time instead of slow motion. My suggestion is to ask the bride what is appropriate attire to wear. As for gift giving, it’s a hard question, and I am curious to hear what others think! It’s not like you can buy your wedding couple a china place setting or a set of champagne flutes lol. Good luck.
Serena Says: Having only been to one SL wedding, I can’t offer a lot of perspective. However, I think, like RL weddings, it depends on where and when the wedding will be held. You would probably not wear the same thing to a church wedding as you would to an outdoor wedding on the beach. As for bringing a gift, I have absolutely no idea. You might consider asking one of the other wedding guests, or possibly someone from the wedding party?
Pru Says: I’ve attended several SL weddings, and I think you’re right, they are generally speaking a little more formal than usual. If the wedding is during the day, I would suggest lighter colors, and more subtle jewelry. Evening weddings can allow for more dramatic gowns, darker colors, and fancier jewelry. One bit of advice, try to stay away from “ball gown” type dresses with big skirts. They can be super laggy and tend to “float” longer than usual in situations like a wedding where there are a large number of people. As for gifts, unless otherwise noted, they generally aren’t a big deal in my experience. If you are very close to the bride and or groom or simply wish to get them something, I’d just pass them a gift after the ceremony.
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It’s Friday… time once again to have an in-depth review of all the hunts going on across the Second Life grid. There’s some great hunts out there, and a whole weekend to run around and score some great gifts. If I wasn’t working this weekend (I always work weekends in the ER), I’d be right out there hunting too. Ah well… there’s always Monday. *wink*
If you haven’t tried a hunt yet, then you should! Stores have a lot of free (or nearly free) “hunt objects” lying around. All you have to do is follow some hints to find them. There’s some great articles at FabFree and HUNT SL to help get you started.
Here’s a pretty comprehensive list of the hunts that are currently in progress. Just poke the hunt names for more information. Here’s hoping you have a fun weekend of hunting.
See you out on the hunt!
***Just a quick note to all the Fab Free Readers and my fellow Bloggers, my deepest apologies for not only being absent from the blog lately, but for neglecting to get this posted on time! Sorry again, this is a day late. Hopefully things in the real world will settle down soon and I can return to a more regular schedule in both lives! <3 – Pru ***
Get this pretty little clutch FREE at Lushish Catz by wearing your SL Frees & Offers Group Tag (Group is FREE to Join).
**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.**
At Soul2Soul, in and around the club (also in the Minnie’s shop) you can find eight hidden pastel coloured eggs to make up the Minnie’s Spring outfit shown in the photos today. The prizes include the Filigre Red Earrings, Necklace & Bracelet, as well as the Bali Kini Top and Lagenlook Mesh Pants in both cream and white. I am wearing cream today, but the white version is just as lovely!
You might notice I’m smiling big in the above photo – this is for this month’s FabFree Photo Challenge! Hope you will participate too
The gorgeous skin I am in today is Morphine‘s latest release… Celeste, available now at the Mainstore, and this boho-hawt Star Struck Hair is available at The Arcade Gacha in a variety of colours and signs for just 75L per play.
Love is wearing…
Skin – Morphine Celeste (new release!)
Eyes – IKON Perspective Eyes Coffee
Hair – Analog Dog Star Struck (75L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Hands & Feet by Slink
Nail Appliers -Envie Limited Time Freebie (free / 0L / marketplace)
Outfit & Jewelry – Minnie’s Spring Gift (free hunt prize / 0L / Spring Hunt @ Soul2Soul - join the free group)
Pose – Expressive Poses Moa-FREE (free / 0L / marketplace)
Sim – Soul 2 Soul
I’m still up to my knees in Canadian snow in RL, but it’s springtime at It All Starts With A Smile in Second Life!
I have several free items to share with you, and I have no idea where to start! Lets start with this great outfit… You can find the Pepper Outfit that includes the pencil skirt and blouse in a beautiful, springy shade of sky blue as a free group gift at FA Creations. This group is free to join.
The skin I am in today is the latest group gift from Morphine (formerly Mirror’s Enigma). She’s called Lauren and comes in a medium skin tone in two makeup variations (blush and matte, shown below), along with cleavage and eyebrow options as well as appliers for Lola, Lush & Phat Azz. To obtain this free gift, you must be a Morphine inworld group member. If you are not a member, simply make a purchase in store, and you will be auto invited to join.
These hot Screw Handcuffs were sent out as a free subscribe gift to Pure Poison subscribers recently, and my Slink Nail Appliers are also free! In the Envie marketplace store you can find a Limited Time Freebie that contains three colours in a hud for both toenails and fingernails.
Have fun shopping!
Love is wearing…
Skin – Morphine Lauren Tan Skintone (free group gift / 0L / make a store purchase for auto invite)
Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity
Hair – TRUTH Hair Perla
Hands & Feet by Slink
Nail Appliers -Envie Limited Time Freebie (free / 0L / marketplace)
Outfit – FA Creations Pepper Outfit (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Pure Poison Alexandra Heels (new release)
Necklace – Pure Poison Cleo Necklace
Bracelets – Pure Poison Screw Handcuffs (free subscribe gift / 0L)
Pose by Glitterati
Sim – It All Starts With A Smile
My turn to show you some goodies from The Wash Cart Sale! Today, I’ve got 10L goodies from the Wild Oats cart!
Wild Oats Ryder Cobalt Blue Dress (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
This pretty, fresh-faced skin is the latest and greatest VIP group gift from BIRDY. The group is only 50L to join, and the gifts are always fabulous. Oh, and if you’re a slink mesh parts wearer like I am, you’ll love the fact that hands/feet appliers are only 1L for the ENTIRE PACK! I kid you not… every, single tone, hands and feet, for 1L. I was so thrilled!
Left: Wild Oats 93 Stripe Athletic Crop Tee (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Left: Wild Oats White Dottie Prep Skirt Mesh (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Right: Wild Oats Java Dress Mesh Orange (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Left: Wild Oats Tap Out Shirt (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Right: Wild Oats Moni Boney Free Shoulder Shirt (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Both: Wild Oats Purple Dottie Jean Shorts (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Left: Wild Oats Fae Fae Comic Mesh Dress (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Right: Wild Oats Bowfly Top Red (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Right: Wild Oats Dia Clouds Skater Skirt (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
The nail appliers I’m wearing in the post are a free gift from Flair (hands & feet included). There are several gifts out at the store right now, one of which I showed you here last week. So be sure you pick them ALL up!
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Serena is also wearing…
Skin – BIRDY Maisie Skin ~Pure~ (group gift / 50L to join)
Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Ice
Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural
Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro
Hair – D!va Mayumi3 Type B
Hands - Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Manicure – Flair Set 66 (free gift / 0L)
** Last day to submit photos – March 30th, 2014
I am a little late with the release of this challenge, but I haven’t forgotten! I was thinking thinking this month we should try something a little different and not use a theme, but instead add in a little request to “SMILE” in your photo. When I look at pictures of people smiling it makes me smile too, and I can’t be the only one like that! Lets pass some smiles around
ps. If you need a little help pixel smiling, The FREE Anypose Expression HUD courtesy of Phate Shepherd Creations is a very useful tool that I rarely take a photo without!
FabFree now hosts Monthly Photo Challenges! On the 1st of each month a new challenge will be released. It was initially intended to challenge us FabFree bloggers and add a little fun to our posts, however it was suggested to me that we open it up and allow the whole grid to participate!
Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date (please rename your photo “FabFree Photo Challenge Submission”).
3. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
4. On the last day of the challenge, a winner will be chosen by our staff of bloggers and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champion”.
1. Your photo must contain one absolutely free item.
2. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed).
3. You may enter as many times as you like.
4. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from photography levels are welcome to participate.