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Bubbling With Excitement Over Fabulous Gifts

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Today it was time for Ripley’s annual visit to the V-E-T.  He was due for his rabies shot and a few other nasty pokes, so on the way home, it was time for some shopping therapy.  Aren’t I a lucky girl to have a pooch who loves bargain-hunting as much as I do?  After the promise of “Ripley-snacks,” my hound with a nose for fashion quickly tracked down two Fabulous Finds that we’re “bubbling” with excitement to share with you.  Ripley didn’t have to search far…these goodies include two gifts for Fab Free Group members.

To join the FabFree Group, (free to join), copy and paste the following link into local chat in your SL Viewer and click the group join link – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about .  There are so many wonderful gifts available to Fabulously Free members, and the list is growing every day!

Bubbling With Excitement

For our first Fabulous Find, I slipped on the free, sleek Karmyn dress from #Bubbles.  With two curve-hugging silky mauve sides connected by a creamy, lacy panel, what’s not to love about this dress?  Its soft colors are sure to flatter any avatar.  A quick jaunt over to the Free Dove yielded my accessories which are a free gift set from Chop Zuey.  The purpley-pink tone of the center gem stone surrounded by gleaming diamonds perfectly echoed the color scheme of my dress.  With an application of subtle matte lipstick from Birth, Nefertiti eyeliner from Euphoric and Star Bliss nail polish from Livia (only 10L on The Marketplace – score team Ripley!), I’m all glamm’d up and ready to go!

Somewhere Between Love and Friendship

Of course, after a morning at the animal hospital and bargain hunting, Ripley was ready for some well-deserved R and R at the lovely “A Painter’s Link” sim. He brown-bagged his Ripley-snacks and I brought along a picnic lunch to enjoy underneath a shady maple tree. For this outing, I needed a more casual outfit, so I combined Candys Capris from Cartiera Designs with two of our other finds of the day: the strappy, pink spiked shoes from Living Vintage Couture (another Free Fab Free Group Gift) and SG Apparel’s Rhapsody Gypsy top. The fun, unusual shoes left my fresh French manicure from By Snow (0L on The Marketplace) free to sparkle in the dappled sunshine. My pink crop top coordinated perfectly with my shoes, but if pink is not your color, the top comes with a color-change HUD with several other options. This top is a featured item in this week’s Fifty5 Thursdays sales line up. The sale runs through Sunday, but some designers keep up the sale items up for an entire week. All in all, these separates combined to create a fun, playful outfit for our afternoon leisure time.

Right now, Ripley is snoozing away his active morning, but I’m sure he’ll wake up soon raring to seek out some more Fabulous Finds to share with our wonderful readers. Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and a slumbering Ripley)

Kat is wearing…
First Photo with Mauve Dress
Mesh Body:  Slink Physique Mesh Body

Mesh Head: Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah (at Collabor88)

Eyeliner Applier:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Lip Applier: Birth 3rd Gen Alura Catwa Lipsticks Matte Subtle

Hair:  Exile Royal Command

Jewelry:  Chop Zuey Les Petits Fleurs (Free at The Free Dove)

Dress: #Bubbles Karmyn Mauve Dress (Free Gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0l/0L to join)

Nail Applier:  Livia Star Bliss Nails (10L on The Marketplace)

Mesh Hands:  Slink Casual Hands

Pose:  An Lar [Poses] Sophee Series

Sim:  Mirage

 

Second Photo with Spiked Strap Pink Shoes

(Same shape, head, skin, eyes,hands and feet as above)

Hair:  Magika Stay the Night

Top:  SG Apparel Rhapsody Gypsy (75L as part of Fifty5 Thursdays)

Capris:  Cartiera Designs Candys Capris

Shoes:  Living Vintage Couture Spiked Strap Pink (Fab Free Group Gift, 0L/0L to join.  For this gift, you pay 1L, but then you are refunded 1L)

Nail Applier:  By Snow Slink Nails Appliers French Natural (Free Gift on The Marketplace 0L)

Pose:  Toute Poses Let’s Get Some Shoes

Sim:  A Painter’s Link
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In the Dark

In the Dark

In the spirit of longer nights and shorter days, I decided to put together a spookier outfit. I don’t always dress up for Halloween, but I do love the holiday. This dress and hat when I put them together gave me a little thrill, and the price was perfect too.

You can score this dress (in all the standard mesh sizes) for FREE by slapping the midnight mania board at LOoLOo‘s. No group required. Hurry though, it locks down at only 15 slaps… though my dress was delivered well before midnight, so it’s possible that it is one of those boards that locks more than once in a day. I like the details on this dress as well as the cut.

I paired it with a ladies one piece top hat and veil from Pixel Box. This is a 5L marketplace hunt. You visit their marketplace store and hunt down the item. It will only cost you a little time and 5 little linden. I thought it added a nice macabre touch to the dress without going overboard.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Viktoria in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Youth
Hat –  Pixel Box Designs – Steampunk Hat Whisper (5L Marketplace Hunt – 5 Days Only)
Dress – LOoLOo – Knockers Dress (Free/0L/MM Board/15 Slaps to lock)

Sim Location – Ironwood Hills

Astrids Signature


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To Fall

To fall

With Halloween right around the corner and with it tons of candy and spooky decorations and parties, I thought it would be fun to scour the grid to bring to you some free or under 75L costume ideas. My usual style tends towards the casual but if there’s anything Second Life has taught me it’s to try new things…so here goes! If you’re not on the RP scene like I am (getting there it’s on my bucket list) but just want to look like someone straight out of a fantasy novel for a day, head on down to Sadix Shop and try your luck on their lucky chairs. The chairs are open to the public with no group join required so when your letter is called you can have this outfit in your inventory entirely for free.

The armor set featured is the Libra outfit and includes everything shown including a fiery back detail and arcane field that is not pictured. The boots, top, and panties of the Libra outfit are mesh and come in the following sizes; boots (S-XL), panties (XS-L) and top (XXS-L). There are alpha layers included for all three items though in the spirit of full disclosure I did have to play with my sliders just a little especially in the chest area. Still, I personally feel that the few tweaks are well worth it as the armor set is well made and detailed. I love the deep red color and feel that it pairs off well with the burnished gold accents. If you have a mesh body that uses the Lola’s Tango applier there is an applier for the top included in the package as well.

The knee and shoulder guards, as well as the skirt, lends another layer of detail to the Libra outfit. These can be edited into position with your shape and I feel that they make great mix and match options if you want to change how the outfit looks. There is also a Lucky Chair for the male version of the Libra outfit as well as a no group required Midnight Mania board that you can slap if you want to try the Libra Guardian avatar.

To fall headshot

The skin I’m wearing in this picture is the October group gift from 7 Deadly s{K}ins. If you enjoyed sweet-faced Klaasje then this fantasy skin tone set will be a great update for RP or themed parties in general. The pack includes classic system skin in the tone dust with cleavage and no cleavage options, Omega head appliers for LAQ, Catwa and [AK] heads, Slink hand and feet appliers as well as Omega body appliers various mesh bodies and a Maitreya body applier. Whew! That’s a skin pack with lots of varied options. The generosity of creators in Second Life never ceases to amaze me. I don’t own a mesh body or head (on that bucket list) but it’s an education just reading these skin packages.

Well! I’m off to find another costume idea. Till next time!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Klaasje Fantasy (Free group gift/ 0L/ 150L to join)
Hair – Clawtooth Windswept
Eyes – Arise Sunny Eyes Grey (Past SLB13 gift)
Armor – Sadix Shop Zodiac Libra Outfit (Lucky Letter/No Group needed/0L)
Pose – Elephante

Sim: Venta Silurum

 

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