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Lazy Summer by the Ocean

I love the “dog days” of summer, when the evenings are warm, the days are shorter, and you know that fall is just around the corner. At least, in SL, that is. Where I live in RL, we typically don’t get a “summer”; it’s just more of the same fog and gloom, day after day after day… I seriously need to pick up one of those SAD lights, pronto! Anyway, Gavin dropped by with Duncan this afternoon, and we had a fun time out in my Persimmon Summer House by Lisp. You can still pick one up today (I hope!) in a variety of colors for 188L at Collabor88. The pink tub of foxgloves by the door is a free gift from La Galleria.

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Gavin is wearing Ocean, one of two men’s group gifts available at YDEA. The gift includes the mesh shirt, shorts, and “mandals.” He’s also wearing the “3th Year Anniversary” group gift hair from *Dura*, which comes in a great, big fatpack of colors. Care showed you how this hair looked on the ladies last month, but it works great for the guys, as well! He’s also wearing an earring and bracelet by AIDORU, which you can find as a MENstuff group gift over at the Lounge. As for me, I’m wearing Lazy Summer, a group gift by Prim & Pixel, which includes the knotted top, capri pants, and belt. There is a new gift out now, but you can still find this one and a BUNCH of past gifts on the back wall of the store. Oh, and this fun pose is a dollarbie by Seil Xpression on the Marketplace.

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My skin is Cecilia, the August group gift from .::WoW Skins::.. This one comes with and without cleavage, but did not come with appliers this time; however, I was able to use appliers from a previous gift in the milk color to match my mesh hands and feet. My hair is Nana, the latest group gift from Miss C, which also comes in a great, big fatpack of colors (I <3 fatpacks)! My necklace is an oldie, but a goodie, and has been shown here several times by various FF bloggers, but I still love it. You can pick up the Gold Heart Key in 3 sizes at the Energy Club.

I think Duncan is wondering why this post is taking me so long to blog… so I’d best get it finished! 8-O

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin - REDGRAVE Chris Tan (not free)

Shape - REDGRAVE Chris (not free)

Eyes – IKON Lucid Eyes Optimism (not free)

Hair – *Dura* The 3th Year Anniversary Hair (group gift / free to join)

Shirt, Shorts & Shoes – Ydea Ocean (group gift / free to join)

Earring & Bracelet – AIDORU Caution (MENstuff Lounge group gift / 50L to join)

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – .::WoW Skins::. Cecilia (group gift / 250L to join)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity (not free)

Hair – Miss C Nana (group gift / 30L to join)

Eyelashes – *Redgrave* 6-Natural (not free)

Hands - Slink Avatar Enhancement Casual Hands (not free)

Mani/Pedi – Tori-Tastic Glitter Nails Appliers (not free)

Pants & Top – Prim & Pixel Lazy Summer (group gift / 250L to join)

Earrings – !Rebel Hope Designs Drop Loop Earrings Gold (past gift / no longer free)

Necklace – Maxi Gossamer Gold Heart Key (Energy Club group gift / free to join)

Feet - Slink Avatar Enhancement Mesh Feet (not free)

Shoes – Slink Ilena Sandals (not free)

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Black Great Dane (not free)

Couples Pose by Seil Xpression (1L)

Seated Pose by aDORKable Poses (not free)


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Some Ydeas for the Start of Summer…

Hey Fab Freebers! Ydea has a new look for the guys. <Whispers> I hear the women’s is out today as well.  Ydea has put out a nice summer outfit, “Skipper” which features a red polo and rolled up jeans. If you don’t like getting sand between your toes, you can put on the flip flops that come with the outfit.  Perfect for relaxing on a warm summer day and all FREE if you’re an Ydea member, which is free to join.  A lot of the previous gifts are still available for members, too if you haven’t picked them up.
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I’m also featuring a new Akeruka group gift skin “Ares.”  It’s a very nice skin that is suitable for those of you that want a lighter complexion with darker hair. It is a steal at 1L for members, but you have to pay 250L to join… totally worth it!

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I tossed on the free Gothkross necklace for guys that you can get from the Aidoru gift vendor at Fab Free  HQ on The Wash sim.  Check it out!

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Cal’s Free Stuff:

Skin – “Ares” by Akeruka (1L for members/250L to join)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Akeruka/163/135/23

Outfit – Ydea “Skipper” (Free for members/Free to join)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Urban%20justice/157/77/23

Necklace – Gothkross by Aidoru (Free at FFHQ Gift Vendor)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Wash/125/188/23

Cal’s Not-so-Free Stuff:

Hair – Liam “Espresso” by Truth ( Not Free)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth/155/22/35

Eyes –  Rain Tree by Poetic Colors (Not Free)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Strata/78/235/904


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Beach Incursion!

Hey Fab Freebers! I received some intel on a great gift grab over at Ydea and thought I’d share it with you guys!  In honor of Memorial Day, Ydea is giving the entire Desert Storm outfit away in honor of our troops to members (still free to join!)  The mesh leather vest is textured very well and includes a set of dog tags. The mesh camouflage shorts are also nicely done and the boots and gloves fit well enough for me to invade a nearby beachfront! Sorry.. the hat isn’t included. I had to steal that from someone’s closet on the way to the beach. So double-time over to Ydea and get yours today!

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Cal’s Free Stuff:

Outfit – Desert Storm by Ydea (Free for members/Free to join)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Urban%20justice/157/77/23

Eyes –  Rain Tree by Poetic Colors (Free for members/Free to join)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Strata/78/235/904

Cal’s Not-so-Free Stuff:

Hair – Military Cap “Sexy Curly” by Argrace (not free)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/shin%20zushi/150/161/26

Skin – Johan Tan 3E by Belleza (not free)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Belleza/128/128/27


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A Bright Ydea

So there I was.. wandering around aimlessly through shops trying to recover from a day at the beach with Miss Tw… Love, when this Ydea went off in my head… mostly because I was standing in front of the guys May gift for Ydea group members. So I slowed my breathing down and wiped the sweat from my eyes so I could read the sign. It turned out to be a great outfit, featuring shirt, windbreaker, jeans, and sneakers!  The only thing missing is a .. well nothing is missing other than a place to romp around so I found one myself. The outfit is called “StreetBoy,” so naturally I went off-road at the beautiful  HumaNoiD sim to snap a pic of the outfit.  Get on over to Ydea and pick up this great outfit that is FREE for members. Going off-road is at your own risk :)

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Cal’s Free Stuff:

Outfit – Streetboy by Ydea (0L/Free to join)

Cal’s Not-So-Free-Stuff:

Hair – Drake by Truth

Skin – Johan Tan by Belleza

Eyes – Kaliedo Day by Ikon


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Dedicated to the Finer Things in Life

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Since it’s Saint Patrick’s Day Eve, I thought I’d head over to Dublin and look for a pub in which to celebrate. I’m feeling festive in my St. Patrick’s Day group gift from *Ydea* (free to join), which includes the mesh shirt, vest and tie, pants, and shoes. My skin is the Jacob group gift, which is still available at Belleza (250L to join), and my bracelet is a group gift from Chop Zuey (350L to join).

This looks like my kind of place. Sláinte!

(That’s Gaelic for “Cheers” or “To your health!”)

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Jacob Sunkissed (group gift / 0L / 250L to join)

Eyes – IKON Lucid Eyes Machine (not free)

Eyelashes – [: B!ASTA :] MICKEY B: Natural Lashes for Men (10L)

Hair – Mr. C James (not free)

Complete Outfit – *Ydea* St. Patrick’s Day Men’s Gift
(group gift / 0L / free to join)

Bracelet – Chop Zuey Kharma Earth Silver (group gift / 0L / 350L to join)

Glasses – [Steinwerk] Alphabeat (not free)

Pose – !bang homme 020-024 (75L / The Men’s Dept)

Location – Dublin


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A Jolie Fleur du Soir

Gavin is humoring me today while I “play pixie” again. :-)

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I wanted to show you this gorgeous petite dress, La Fleur du Soir, the current group gift at Kastle Rock Petites. The group is free to join, and the sim is simply lovely, so be sure to give it a wander. You can see a little peek of it behind us (please click to enlarge).

Gavin is wearing the latest group gift from *Ydea*, also free to join. Included are the mesh hoodie jacket, shirt and tie, jeans, and shoes. Gavin’s Rhett hair is a pre-opening, sneak peak from brand-new designer { Quandry }. You can pick it up at the preview price of 100L for a little while longer at {EPIC}. 5 colors are included in the box, all with a little, red tip in the front. Scarlett, a long braid, is also on preview for the ladies.

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What I really wanted to show you is this skin. Aeva // Heartsick is currently having a sale, with lots of skins available for 100L each. When I saw that they were previewing a couple of new petite skins, I was intrigued, and tried the demo. Jolie Petite comes in several different shades, and includes a red, rose outfit in the box. Now, I won’t lie to you; it’s a bit of a pain putting a new skin over your petite avatar. Nothing at all like putting a new skin on your “biggie.” But it’s not hard – read the directions! – and I think the results are definitely worth it! Have you ever seen lips like this on a petite before?

My earrings are not free, but they are on sale at !ELEMENTAL PETITE for 50L. They are texture change with silver/gold metals, and 4 different gems. My hair is a free group gift from “”D!va”” (free to join; 30,000 Members Gift), and I’ve sized it waaaaay down to fit. All the “”D!va”” hairs I’ve tried are resizeable, and can be made to fit petite avatars; be sure you take a copy first. This one includes flowers, which I’m not wearing, a “wig” with a couple of extra buns, and there’s even a dress in the box! :-)

UPDATED 2/20/13 12:37 PM SLT: Great news! The designer has put the 2 Jolie Petite skins back out for sale because so many people were asking for them! They are still for sale at 100L/per shade so hurry over and grab them. I just picked up the Black Rose version, and I can’t wait to try it. She will also be putting out a 10L petite skin at The Wash Cart Sale, which opened today and Love wrote about this morning. I haven’t seen it yet, so let me know what you think if you try it! :-)

UPDATED 2/18/2013 9:57 PM SLT: I’m sorry to report that the skin sale at Aeva // Heartsick has ended. :-( Hopefully the Jolie Petite skins will be available in the store soon.

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Serena is wearing…

Petite Avatar – < Yabusaka > Petite 2 (not free)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Petites%20Kingdom/121/128/110

Skin – Aeva // Heartsick Jolie Petite Tone 2 (100L on sale)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Farley/61/228/27

Eyes – Al Vulo Petite Season (not free)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ReMix%20Yo%20LIfe/178/160/1351

Hair – “”D!va”” Diva2 – resized (group gift / 0L / free to join)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/25

Dress – Kastle Rock Couture Le Fleur du Soir (group gift / 0L / free to join)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fairyland/70/24/23

Earrings – !Elemental Petite Raquel Bolds (50L on sale)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/bono/221/224/24

Poses by Exposeur (not free)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mint%20Tulip/50/55/23

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – *Redgrave* Tyler Tan (not free)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/REDGRAVE%20Skins%20Fashion/94/178/21

Eyes – IKON Lucid Eyes Optimism (not free)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hot/250/82/42

Eyelashes – [: B!ASTA :] MICKEY B: Natural Lashes for Men (10L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Alanya%20Bay/168/108/2002

Hair – { Quandry } Rhett Valentine (100L on sale)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Psilocybin/215/192/728

Complete Outift – *Ydea* Valentine Gift (group gift / 0L / free to join)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BEST%20OF%20ITALIAN/95/229/23

Pose by Oracul
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kuso/229/229/239

Location – Kastle Enchanted
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fairyland/70/24/23


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It’s Dirty Work… But Somebody’s Gotta Do It

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Serena decided that this would be a good day for me to go outside and clean up the yard, so here I am… stalling. For starters, the snow is starting to melt, and the ground is a sludgy mess. Plus, it looks like the dogs have left some “presents” around for me to clean up. So basically, it’s a mess out here. Thank goodness I have my new Wellies… at least, they were new when I put them on. Anyway, these awesome, mesh boots are the latest group gift from SF Design (100L to join), and come in clean as well as dirty versions. My clothes – pants, jacket, and hat – are the current group gift from Ydea (free to join). They come with a pair of shoes, but I didn’t want to get them all muddy out here.

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Can you believe I got this skin for 1L? That’s right – I picked up Mikael Warface Milk from P E A U on the Marketplace for 1L. And my eyes are a free, wearable demo of Insufferable Dastard mesh eyes; buy the box on the counter for 0L.

I guess I’ve stalled for long enough now. Off do do battle with the great outdoors!

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – P E A U Mikael Warface Milk (1L / Marketplace)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/P-P-E-A-U-Male-Skin-1-Offert-MIKAEL-WARFACE/4243961

Eyes – Insufferable Dastard Reflections Sunset (free / 0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Capistrano%20Beach/46/197/2107

Eyelashes – [: B!ASTA :] MICKEY B: Natural Lashes for Men (10L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Alanya%20Bay/168/108/2002

Hairbase – *Redgrave* Tyler (not free)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/REDGRAVE%20Skins%20Fashion/97/162/21

Pants, Jacket, Hat – Ydea Karl (group gift / 0L / free to join)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BEST%20OF%20ITALIAN/95/229/23

Boots – SF Design Rigged Wellingtons Dirty (group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Penryn/72/98/36

Shovel & Pose – Magnifique Zombie Hunters (10L)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Magnifique-Zombie-Hunters-Group-Pose/2930546


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A New Ydea

Hi everyone!  I thought I’d drop by and give you a quickie to let you know that Ydea Designs has released their latest group gift.  This should appeal to all you streetwalkers. It’s a nice mesh zip-up camouflage hoody with nearly destroyed jeans.  I found the sneakers by Energie  at  the “I Love SL” store (although they’re not free, they are a steal at 50L!) The pose is the newest member gift from Stakey (100L to join).  Get on over to Ydea and Stakey and get your free stuff!

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Cal is Wearing:

Ydea Rican – Ydea Designs November member gift (free to join/0L/free)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Urban%20justice/99/84/23

Pose – Stakey “On Bended Knee” member gift (100L to join/oL/free)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nolan/208/87/21


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Accessorizing with Earth Bangles!

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Whew!!!! I know there are so many hunts going on right now, and here I am adding one more to your list. Do you forgive me? Here, let me sweeten the pot, this hunt is also free and doesn’t require any group joining. Also, the hunt is all in one store, with 11 items to find. This hunt is called the Orange Hunt at Earth Bangles, and it ends on November 7th, so you definitely want to make your way on over soon enough. It really shouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes are so to find all the oranges and increase your options on accessories. With all that said, lets take a gander at some of the things I found.

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Lets check out the orange flats and ankle warmers, the flats and warmers are package together but you do not have to wear them at the same time. I love wearing heels just as much as the next fashionista but I had to give the balls of my feet a break before I end up with blisters. I can definitely rock these flats for a simple day hanging out with the family.

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Moving up from the shoes the next thing is the purse, bracelets, and rings. The rings come for each hand and the same goes for the bracelets. If you click on the picture you can notice that the ring is a nice burnt orange colored flower, while the bracelet is a sweetly shaped heart.

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Then we have this oh so cute tear drop pendant necklace that adds some fabulosity to a very simple outfit.

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Lastly, are these earring that I feel in love with, because of its simplicity and the green leaves at the center.

Sometimes its the accessories that makes the outfit, and partaking in the Earth Bangles Hunt, you can pull together a really nice fall look with all their goodies.

HAPPY HUNTING!

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Accessories and Shoes

#1- Mi Corazon Bracelets
#3- Possibilities Rings
#4- Sbrena Shoes
#5- Times Sq Bag
#9- Calla Gabah Earrings
#11- Loo Paiya Neclace Set
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Peeley/89/187/35

All accessories and shoes located at the Earth Bangle Hunt

Clothes

Tank top and Pants- Ydea Group Gift – $0L to join group

*Ydea* Leonora Top

*Ydea* Torres Pants
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Urban%20justice/157/77/23

Skin

*Cupcakes*- Emma- Mocha- Rune 10L (mainstore is going through renovations when I went to revist, so below is the link to the temporary store. Additionally, this skin is not at the temporary store, but maybe it will be back once the mainstore is back)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cupcakes/190/110/24

Hair- Not Free

Vanity Hair:: Jioni-Browns – 299L
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Waterton%20Way/166/160/1027


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Ydea is All It’s Cracked Up to Be

(Day 2 in the Crack Den) I woke sometime during the night to the sound of someone rummaging through my bags. I guess when you live on the streets, you get a sense of where you can find “treasure.” It was a  young kid and as soon as I snatched the bag from his hands, muttering “scram kid,” he gave me a wide-eyed look and took off. I figured I better get on my way since I’m sure he would be bringing back friends soon and they’d be much larger and not so easily frightened.  I went through my bag and tried out some clothes that I’d picked up at Ydea Style - free gifts for their members. I slipped on the Neal outfit, which included white-belted jeans, a rolled-up sleeve buttoned shirt with button-flap pockets, and sneakers.  I looked myself over and although I looked sharp in it, I realized that with the white belt I might as well advertise my presence with a neon sign.

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I dug further into the bag and found another member gift outfit from Ydea… this one called Dalton. Dalton and Neil are the latest gift releases and I found them on their back wall in the main store. Dalton’s outfit included some nice looking  ripped jeans and a loosely buttoned long-sleeved shirt that blended in better for this part of town. It also came with shoes more suitable for running and a razor necklace – both of which might come in handy. As I made my way along the deserted streets in the pre-dawn twilight, I noticed the light of a nearby street lamp glinting off my necklace and made me realize…  what am I thinking?  I swapped it out and put on another necklace that I picked up as a free member gift from Grasp. This one had a skull and cross, which might not have been as badass-looking as a razor blade but at least it couldn’t be used against me.

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Not wanting to litter, I tossed the razor blade in a nearby trash can and realized the folly of my actions when the “clank” of the necklace hitting the bottom of the can at that time in the morning sounded like someone banging a gong.  Sure enough, my buddy from the day before (still wearing the white vest) popped out of a nearby doorway and said, “if it isn’t my fashion consultant… nice threads.”  I didn’t even wait. I stripped down and handed him all of my clothes and to my surprise he handed me his jeans. He pointed up the street and said, “I’d go that way if I were you.”  So half naked,  in an Akeruka skin “Neo” (free member gift this month), I finally escaped the crime-ridden streets of Crack Den and made my way back to the safety of  SL shops… well ok.. relative safety.

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Thank you for the great tip on this skin, Love!

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Cal is wearing:

Free stuff 

Dalton Outfit (shirt, jeans, shoes, necklace, sunglasses (not shown).Free member gift from Ydea Style (free to join/0L/free)

Neil Outfit (shirt, jeans, sneakers). Free member gift from Ydea Style (free to join/0L/free)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BEST%20OF%20ITALIAN/101/229/22

Skull and Cross Necklace – member gift from +Grasp+ (free to join/0L/free)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/grasp/163/212/38

Skin – Akeruka “Neo” monthly group gift (free to join/0L/free)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Akeruka/127/139/36

Eyes – Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes London Fog (0L)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noul/201/135/651

Not Free

Hair – Truth  Liam Raven Streaked (not free)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth%20Hair/113/35/27

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