FabFree – Fabulously Free in SL

Simply Fabulous Free and Under L$75 Finds in Second Life – Since 2007


1 Comment

FabFree Photo Challenge #6 – FabFree Challenge Champion

Our sixth round of the FabFree Photo Challenge, Take A SL Vacation has ended, and I personally had a great time on my little getaway.  I hope you did too!

Thank you to those that participated, we enjoyed flipping through the many different types of escapes inworld.  I hadn’t even thought to take a camping trip, like Giselle Lacombe did!  Giselle is our FabFree Challenge Champion for this round, with her photo submission below.   Great shot, and congratulations Giselle – I hope the skeeters didn’t bite too much!

Fab Free photo Challenge #6 Take an SL Vacation
If you’d like to have a peek at the other entries, you can find them at the following Flickr link – http://www.flickr.com/groups/2412130@N20/

Thanks for playing along everyone!

ps.  We will be doing monthly challenges starting March 1st so that us FabFree bloggers are all able to keep up!


3 Comments

Fab Advice – Edition #8

Untitled

********

QUESTION #1:  Fitted mesh http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Fitted-Mesh-Is-Here/ba-p/2461687

1.  can you give us an update as to the release date?
2.  how will fitted mesh new products affect fabfree and its promo efforts?

Love Says:  Fitted Mesh has apparently already been released within SL.  I have not yet personally had any experience with it, but I am looking forward to giving it a whirl!  How fitted mesh will effect FabFree will depend on the designers that offer gifts or under 75L items, so I can’t say yet for sure how it will impact Fabfree.  For those of you wondering right now what “Fitted Mesh” is…  Linden Labs has made this video:

Serena Says:  1.  Linden Labs announce on February 10, 2014 that fitted mesh is already available in the main Second Life viewer. You can see a video about this here: http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Fitted-Mesh-Is-Here/ba-p/2461687. Firestorm and other third-party viewers will probably be adding Fitted Mesh shortly, but I have not seen any release dates.
2. I really don’t think fitted mesh is going to affect how we blog here at FabFree. If a designer offers a free/cheap item that happens to be fitted mesh, one of us will probably show it!

Pru Says: I think fitted mesh will be a positive experience for everyone, and for FabFree! Just as when Sculpts and then Mesh first became available, designers were just as excited and eager to show off their new work. So if things go as they have in the past, I would think there would be a lot of fantastic new gifts and promotions to look forward to.

********

QUESTION #2:  As a resident who loves formal dancing in-world, where is the best place to look for free, or inexpensive formalwear and accessories?

Love Says:  There are a ton of different places to find free or inexpensive formalwear in SL, and I see below that Serena and Pru have listed off several stores that have free or inexpensive formalwear.  I have another store yet to add, and that is Paris Metro.  Paris Metro is constantly giving out free gowns either as gifts for events, or hunt items.  As for free or inexpensive accessories…  I would try Virtual Impressions and Lazuri for jewelry as well as The Marketplace.

Serena Says:  Glitterati by Sapphire offers a new dress each month for group members (50L to join). The dress is not always formal, but you can pick up lots of older group gifts that are formal. Sascha’s Designs also offers a monthly group gift, which is almost always a formal gown (100L to join). PurpleMoon Creations also frequently offers group gifts of formal gowns, so I would check that group out, as well (50L to join). Also, I believe I heard a while back that Frank’s Place Jazz Club gave out free gowns, but I’m not sure if that’s still the case.

Pru Says:   I’ll admit I really didn’t have an answer for this question at first, but I wanted to find an answer. I did some hunting and came across a shop called QQ Fashion that sells formal gowns and shoes. I noticed that shop did have at least 2 lucky chairs and a Midnight Mania board! Secondly, I also found a shop called Augusta Creation that has several group gifts that include formal gowns. The group is free to join. Below are the surls to both shops. I hope that helps!

QQ Fashion http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlinks/96/57/23

Augusta Creation http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bao/77/32/25

********

For more information – see THIS POST.

How to send in a request:  Name your Notecard “Fab Advice Request”, and send it to LOVE TRILL (who will never share your personal details, promise!)

** Note – Names have been XXXed out, and small edits were made to protect privacy.


Leave a comment

IrrSIStible @ The Wash

IrrisistibleCartsale2014.jpg

There’s lots to see this round of the cart sale at The Wash. These colorful outfits are from IrrSIStible. If you haven’t been to the sale yet, now is a great time to go and give it a look. The cart sale is a great place for savvy shoppers on a budget, because everything is 10L or less!

IrrisistibleCartSale2014-2.jpg

Satu is wearing:

Pic 1:

Outfit: IrriSIStible – Mesh Spring Corset (10L) @ The Wash

Boots: IrriSIStible – Demon Boots (10L) @ The Wash

Pic 2:

Dress: IrriSIStible – Zebra Mesh Outfit (10L) @ The Wash

Boots: IrriSIStible – Demon Boots (10L) @ The Wash

Pic 3:

Outfit & Shoes: IrriSIStible – Naughty Night Outfit (10L) @ The Wash

Pic 4:

Outfit: IrriSIStible – Sexy Women Black Lace (10L) @ The Wash

Boots: IrriSIStible – Demon Boots (10L)  @ The Wash

Satu is also wearing:

Skin: Belleza – Purple Flash

Hair: Alice Project – Steph II

Eyes: IKON – Promise Eyes (Passion)
12512427003_b0c26e8ce4_o


Leave a comment

FabFree Designer of The Day – 2/28/14 – Ashbury

FabFree Designer of The Day – 2/28/14 – Ashbury

Ashbury Jaxx Polo Shirt (group gift / free to join)
– http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Portland%20Maine/136/178/13

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


2 Comments

After The Rain

Snapshot_001

As per this round of FabFree Photo Challenge, I have taken a little Second Life Vacation to the beach!  If I could escape right now in real life, I’d be laying under an umbrella nodding off to the sound of the waves lapping, and the palm trees blowing in the breeze.  It appears today that the weather isn’t sure if it wants to rain or shine, but that’s fine by me, as long as it’s nice and warm :).

I do have some free news to share with you too, and that is the cute short and t-shirt set I am wearing that is perfect for a hot inworld escape.  The Sky After The Rain outfit can be found at FabFree Headquarters as a free gift!

Snapshot_002

I know…  You are eyeing up those sandals, aren’t you!  These adorable Plumeria Slink add-on Sandals made by Pure Poison are going to be available at The Arcade Gacha Event on March 1st along with a ton of other fabulous gacha prizes!

***************

Love is wearing…

Skin – Al Vulo Berry
Hair – TRUTH Hair Perla (new release!)
Eyes – IKON  Ardent Eyes Clarity
Hands & Feet by Slink
Outfit – Sky After The Rain White (free / 0L / @ FFHQ)
Shoes – Pure Poison Plumeria Sandals (available March 1st @ The Arcade Gacha Event)
Poses by Glitterati

Sim – Puerto Banus Beach

Lovetrillfabnametag


Leave a comment

Fab Free Designer of the Day – 2/27/2014 – Rockberry

[ROCKBERRY] Peaceful Nook

Pick  up this “Peaceful Nook” for FREE at Rockberry!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SandyBeach%20West/18/203/24

**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.**

PrudenceFabName


4 Comments

Bullying Stops Here!

I had really hoped to post this yesterday, but for some reason, WordPress was being a stinker, and every time I tried to log into my draft, I wound up in one of Love’s drafts. Weird! I finally gave up and went to bed, but I’m back today to share this news with you!

PurpleMoon Creations is sponsoring the SL version of Pink Shirt Day – Bullying Stops Here. The actual Pink Shirt Day was yesterday, February 26, 2014, but… you can continue to support the project until March 4, 2014. If you head over to the PurpleMoon in-world store, you can pick up this cute t-shirt for a minimum 10L donation. More is appreciated, of course, but every Linden counts. And fellas, don’t feel left out because there is also a pink shirt for you! 😉

Blogging soon!

From the PurpleMoon web site:

“Bullying can take place anywhere and it’s important to speak up about it. Stand against bullying without saying a word by slipping into a pink T-shirt.” PurpleMoon Creations invites you to wear a specially created mesh pink shirt for males and females and show your support against bullying. A minimum donation of L$10 is required but any higher amounts are appreciated!

Net proceeds from this project will be donated to the CKNW Orphans’ Fund in support of Boys & Girls Clubs Anti-Bullying programs. As of yesterday afternoon, PurpleMoon had raised almost $30kL!

As the mother of a young daughter, bullying is something that worries me every time she goes to school or interacts with others. I remember the “mean girls” when I was young, but sadly, there are so many more and different avenues for bullying nowadays… it really is scary. Many thanks to PurpleMoon Creations for spear-heading this project in SL!

A few more items of note in this post: my super cute, ‘do is a new group gift from Tram. It only comes in this ginger color, but it does include a resizer, so you can fit it to most head sizes. My skin is the Pink Fuel Sora Peach Flushed which Love originally showed here. My bracelet (which says “Friends Forever”) is a gacha from NuDoLu, and because Xia said I need to wear glasses more often, I’m wearing these fun Peace Glasses from Fabuleaux (also a gacha). 😉 OH! And my pretty nails are a free gift from Flair. There are several other gifts available on the wall at Flair, so be sure you pick them all up!

Flair - JuicyBomb Nails

* * * * *
Serena is wearing…

Skin – Pink Fuel Sora Peach Flushed (75L)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – Tram D217 Hair (group gift / free to join)

Glasses – ::Fabuleux:: Peace Glasses Dark Pink (30L gacha)

Necklace – Maxi Gossamer Silver Heart Short

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Mani/Pedi – Flair JuicyBomb Nails (free gift / 0L)

Bracelet – :NuDoLu: Bracelet Elastique Friends (35L gacha)

Shirt – PurpleMoon Creations  Pink Shirt Day Bullying Stops Here (10L minimum donation)

Jeans – :NuDoLu: Jeans du copain Coeur blanc A

Shoes – [monso] My Slip Ons

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Yorkshire Terrier

Pose – {Imeka~} Neva Pose Pack (50L @ The Chapter Four)

Location – Southern California

SerenaFabName


5 Comments

Nail Me! @ The Wash + Insufferable Dastard

It’s here! It’s here! The Cart Sale at The Wash has started! The event will run from today until March. I don’t know about the rest of you, but my Tuesday was really hectic and tiresome,  so glad it’s over! Now, all I’ve wanted to do is relax and get a  mani-pedi. lol In spirit of that thought I just had to show you  these incredibly adorable Slink nail appliers from Nail Me! Look for all 3 sets of fingernail and toenail appliers from Nail Me! at the Laney’s cart. Excited about my new nails I took decided to take some pictures while wearing my favorite from each set to give you guys a closer look at them. Keep in mind that the sets also include the matching toenail appliers. Last but not least, I happened across a gorgeous new set of eyes as well. While  not part of  the Cart Sale, I decided to wear them for the pictures and now I don’t want to take them off! The eyes are the February Gift from Insufferable Dastard. The gift includes 3 versions, small, normal, and large pupils for a variety of looks.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Nail Me! Miss G

Nail Applier – Nail Me!-The Wash-Miss G – $10 Lindens @ The Wash Cart Sale

Nail Me! Loves Trail

Nail Applier – Nail Me!-The Wash-Love’s Trail – $10 Lindens @ The Wash Cart Sale

Nail Me! Fun Fingers 1

Nail Applier – Nail Me!-The Wash-Fun Fingers – $10 Lindens @ The Wash Cart Sale

Pru is also wearing in all 3 photos:

Hair – ::Exile:: Veronique

Skin – “tSg” Chloe in Cherub

Eyes  – .ID. February Gift – FREE Gift

Hands  – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Gesture

Pose – [LAP] – Jewelrypose 15

PrudenceFabName


1 Comment

It’s A BLOKC Party @ The Wash Cart Sale

Snapshot_001

The Wash Cart Sale is underway and runs until March 25th!  Being the first day, there are still a few carts setting up, but most are good and ready with plenty of under 10L jewels to be found.  There are even some free gifts!  Today I am featuring items from the BLOKC Cart, and they really are fabulous!    I’m soaking up some sun at Wizardhat Studios in the BLOKC Snake Midi Skirt & Crop Top which are available at 10L a piece.

Above:  BLOKC Snake Midi Skirt & Snake Crop Top (10L each)

I needed to show you a closer shot too, because the very realistic snakeskin texturing is amazing!

Snapshot_002

Love the hair I am wearing today?  This is one of TRUTH Hair’s latest releases called Haters.  I think it’s my favourite ever, but every time he releases a new one – I say the same thing lol.  It even comes with the fun texture change headband shown below.  It’s available at the mainstore now!

Snapshot_006

You’ll have to excuse me.. I’m always getting sidetracked by good hair!  Back to the BLOKC Cart sale items!!  On the reverse side of the cart you can find three mesh cropped tanktops with the words “DOPE”, “BEST” and “FRIENDS” on them, priced at 10L each.  I am displaying the one shirt, but the other two are the same with different text. As a free gift for visiting their cart, you can pick up the trendy Sweatshirt – Galaxy Freebie!

PicMonkey Collage

Above Left:  BLOKC Cropped Tank Dope (10L each)
Above Right: BLOKC Sweatshirt – Galaxy Freebie (free / 0L)

The Wash Cart Sale: Interview With The People

Because I am a curious person lol, I have been mingling with the crowd down at The Wash Cart sale and have met some very nice people.  Today I interviewed Nena Esterwood, a very fashionable lady attending the sale in a formal gown with her hair all pinned up beautifully.  She has been a Second Life resident for nearly six years now, and is designer herself creating all kinds of fashion related items.  She has participated in The Wash Cart Sale as a designer previously three times, but this year is participating as a shopper.  Nena had barely just arrived when I spoke to her, but had this to say;  “When you are tempted as a designer to buy other clothing you know its good quality.”  It was a pleasure to meet you Nena, and thank you for your time!

***************

Love is also wearing…

Skin – Al Vulo Berry
Freckles – PXL Creations Fullbody Freckles
Eyes – IKON  Ardent Eyes Bone
Hair – TRUTH Hair Haters (new release!)
Ponytail Hair – TRUTH Hair Yelena
Hands & Feet by Slink
Jeans – Moon Marley Bellbottoms (@ The Chapter Four)
Bracelets – League  Coin Collector Bracelets
Poses by Pretense
Sim – Wizardhat Studios

Lovetrillfabnametag


Leave a comment

A Guest Post From Nicandra Laval

A guest post from Nicandra Laval of The SL Fashionista:

I discovered the cupboard with presents in the Karla Design shop. And you know i love pied-de poule textures. In the Midnight Mania is also something with pied-de poule. Come help click. I wear from my inventory from Athor my pied-de poule pumps.
Credits: Dress: Karla Boutique -!!! Karla Boutique !!! Martha Black&W dress – mesh (free)

Bag: Vendetta – VENDETTA – IvANCA Bag (Black)

From inventry: Hair – Chemistry(Harly)

You can find the original post at the following link:  http://theslfashionista.blogspot.nl/2014/02/some-more-italian-design.html