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Step inside and come closer

Step inside and come closer

“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I’ve a many curious things to show when you are there.”

Have a seat.

The cushions are comfortable, there’s sushi on the table if you’re so inclined and please, don’t mind the knife…  -ahem- Seeing as it is the haunting season, I couldn’t help but try to be just a little bit creepy. In all seriousness, though, I do have some treats for you today dear readers and if you’re ready to let’s go! First up is the brand new Fabulously Free in SL group gift by M0oH! Now, this store has long been on my bucket list of places to visit thanks to all the wonderful posts by Love, one such example {HERE}, and a free group gift proved to be a strong lure. As soon as I saw the notice I hurried down to the main store to get my grab on and I was not disappointed.

So what are the details?

The gift, dubbed the Thea Outfit, comes in five standard sizes (XXS-L) for both the cropped sweater and the skirt. You’ll also receive not one but three alpha layers to help you with the fitting, one for the top and skirt combined and the other two for each piece of clothing respectively. What I find really great about this outfit, aside from the fact that it’s very well made and that the way it’s textured is to die for, is that you’re given the option to keep the outfit intact or to wear it as separates. Just thinking of experimenting with different combinations gives me joy and more so when you take into consideration the fact that this outfit is completely free. All you have to do is activate your Fabulously Free in SL group tag! Not in the group yet? Well, copy and paste the following link into the local chat inworld;  secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about then click on the link and there you go!

If you want to know more about MO0H! and the great store credit program that they have going on at the store, visit some of Love’s blog posts for more information:

More treats!

Hmm…lets go from the top down, shall we? The bat headband that I’m wearing in the picture is the newest group gift by C’est La Vie. Not only is it adorable and a great fit for the festive season, it comes with a pose and resize scripts as well, making it easy to edit. What’s more, permission is set to copy so you can make backups before you embark on any editing.  The C’est La Vie group is free to join and you can pick up other group gifts while you’re there scooping up this one as well.

Do you love advent calendars? I’m certainly looking forward to Christmas time but Alice Project is giving you a little taste early. As part of their Halloween Massacre Special, you’ll be able to get one free hairstyle in fifteen special colors from the 25th to the 31st of this month. These gleefully macabre blood streaked hairstyles change out daily but don’t worry if you’ve missed one as you’ll be able to buy hair packs consisting of 5 tones for 50L if you want to complete your collection.

And ah yes, footwear. I’ve always had a weakness for quirkiness and boots and this pair from Wicked satisfies both those fancies. The Quinn heels (made for Slink high feet only) feature a wonderfully detailed lace up front and skull patterns so that you’ll stay in step with the season. Go to the Wicked store and hunt out a skeletal hand  for just 1L or just buy the pair for 25L from the shopper’s option that has been set out. The shopper’s option prim is also a skeletal hand that’s placed near the hunt poster. The Jeepers Creepers hunt runs until the 31st of October.

Step in and come closer

Oh, but I’m not done yet!

Head on down to Trick or Treat Lane to peruse the variety of seasonal goodies from a number of merchants. While you’re there, don’t forget to snap up the free gift that the majority of these awesome designers have set out and you’ll find yourself with a bag full of accessories, furniture, and even skin! The one I’m wearing in the pictures above is called Berry, a gift from 7 Deadly s{K}ins that comes in the skin tone Dust. In the package, you’ll receive the system skin with cleavage/no cleavage options as well as Slink hand and feet appliers and Omega body appliers also with cleavage/no cleavage options. Between this and the Klaasje fantasy skin blogged {Here} also from 7 Deadly s{K}ins I might just go drow permanently. The Trick or Treat Lane event though lasts until the 1st of November.

Windows to the soul…

To complete the look are the Hazelnut eyes from Out of Orbit. I tend to go for blue or grey eyes so this was a nice and free change up. These eyes are part of the EnMashed in Fall hunt and aside from the system eyes, you’ll also receive mesh ones with an alpha layer and Huds for Genesis Heads and Heads that use the Omega system. Find the bat that’s hiding in the store and buy for 0L. The EnMashed in Fall hunt is running until the 15th of November.

Ready? Pose!

New types of hunts and games are always something that I look out for and the Hocus Pocus event that is running until the 4th of November was something that caught my attention. You’ll need to go to a participating merchant for the Hud, Elephante Poses is one such merchant, and once you get the teleport list visit the stores to find a magic bottle. Once found say hocus pocus in local chat (game is case sensitive so remember all small letters) and depending on your luck and some magic you may get the item for free. If you’re not so lucky (you’ll get one chance per 24 hours) but still fancy the prize, you can buy it for 50L. That’s what happened to me for this Psycho pose set from Elephante but since I do love the poses from this store and was so tickled by the little prop knife that’s included with the set I got it anyway.

And that wraps it up. So many events going on this season and more besides…what are you still doing here? -Brandishes knife- Off you go.

“Oh no, no,” said the little Fly, “to ask me is in vain,
 For who goes up your winding stair
     -can ne’er come down again.”

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Berry (0L @ Trick or Treat Lane)
Hair – Alice Project Angelique Halloween Pack (Halloween Massacre Special/0L)
Eyes – Out of Orbit Hazelnut Eyes (EnMashed in Fall Hunt Prize/0L)
Feet – Slink High
Outfit – MO0H! Thea Outfit (0L/FabFree Group Gift/No join fee required)
Headband – C’est La Vie Bat Headband (Group Gift/0L/No join fee required)
Shoes –Wicked Quinn Heels (Jeepers Creepers Hunt Prize/1L)

Pose: Elephante Psycho (50L or 0L)

Sim: Follow your bliss

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 10/28/2016 – Rowena’s Designs

Happy Friday Fab Free! It’s that time of the week again where we get to introduce one of our many Fabulous Fab Free designers. This week I have the pleasure of introducing Rowena’s Designs! We don’t always get the chance to really talk about the awesome designers that generously participate in Fab Free, so I hope you’ve all been enjoying these Friday posts. Not only is it a great way to learn a little about each shop and what they offer, it’s our way of showing our appreciation for each designer. The Fab Free community just wouldn’t be the same without them.
RD Gifts 1Rowena Springflower of Rowena’s Designs has often generously participated in Fab Free events and the Fab Free group over the last few years, and we are delighted that they continue to do so. Her store has grown immensely in it’s relatively short time in Second Life.  Rowena’s Designs offers women’s mesh clothing that is as beautiful as it is affordable. The clothing style is what I would call modern, with enough variety that there is bound to be something for everyone. You’ll find shoes, casual, and formal attire, also most outfits will include a color change hud for added versatility. Additionally there is a wealth of opportunities to score FREE and or very inexpensive clothing. Rowena’s Designs has current store group gifts available at the back of the store. Simply head to the left and strait back from the store entrance. The “Designs by Rowena” group is FREE to join and will keep you informed about gifts, events, and new releases. You’ll see group gift boards, as well as Lucky boards, Mini Mania, and Midnight Mania boards right away.
RD Gifts 2Once you’re in the area, turn to your left and you’ll see more opportunities for gifts, including the fantastic Fab Free group gift exclusive which was previously blogged here by Love Trill. In this same area of the Rowena’s Desgins section of the store, you’ll also find some inexpensive outfits next to a couple of Riot boards. I’m not positive how low the Riot boards will take the price, but it would be fun to find out! So take a moment, bring your friends, and check out Rowena’s Designs. Pack your wardrobe with beautiful clothes by Rowena Springflower. Oh! I can’t believe I almost forgot, once you’ve joined the Designs by Rowena group, you’ll want to head upstairs and check out the several past group gifts that are still available. Happy Shopping Fab Free!


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FabFree’s Fall Fun Photo Challenge Ends in 3 Days!

You haven’t forgotten the Fall Fun Photo Challenge have you, FabFree?

Fabfree Fall Fun Photo Challenge

JUST 3 DAYS LEFT!

The Fall Fun FabFree Photo Challenge ends October 31st, so there are just three days left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

We already have some amazing photos in the contest. Why not take a look at the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool at some of the great entries so far?!

GET INVOLVED!

Then charge up your cameras and head out into the leaves… spiderwebs, pumpkins, wheelbarrows… whatever says “Fall Fun” to you and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between October 1st and October 31st. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

THE PRIZES!

This round of the photo challenge is hosted by the amazing creator Petite Mort who has generously offered to donate the prizes!

1,000L gift certificate to Petite Mort for the winner, and

500L gift certificate to Petite Mort for the runner up!

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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
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On September 1st, ( or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

RULES!
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
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 all photography levels is welcome to participate.

GOOD LUCK!


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Cynfully Pretty In Purple and Pink

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Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  After a long work week, how about treating yourself to start your weekend?  Ripley and I uncovered some Fantastic Finds that will leave you feeling indulged and pampered.

She’s Got a Brand New Dress

Cynful, the first stop on our “pick me up” journey, has a free, pink to purple ombre Cynnosence dress for the Cynful Group (free to join).  The gift also comes with another version, which is a pink to deep-pink ombre.  With its curve-hugging design, this mini is ideal for some Friday night fun.

Mesh Body Appliers Included:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

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Keep Calm and Polish On

Next, I switched to my Fab Free Group tag, and popped on over to ZOZ.   Here, you can spoil yourself with a new, free manicure, which is free just for Fabulously Free in SL group members.  The “Faded Winter” slink nail polish applier contains 9 glossy hues from warm reds to cool blues.  You can find the vendor picture here so you can take a peek at all the options available.

Add a Little Bling and Final Touches

For only 10L, I added a bit of whimsy with Zyn’s Vintage Mood Ring.  This playful trinket changes colors, and even includes a color interpretation chart.  It was fun to check to see what the different color combinations represented.  Ripley got a little nervous when he noticed that the ring was red in this picture (it’s supposed to represent anger), but I assured him I wasn’t upset at all.  Silly boy!

After slipping on a pair of strappy sandals from Basta! Footwear, a touch of glossy lipstick from Arte, and Catwa eyeliner from Izzie’s, I felt rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready for the weekend.  It is my sincere hope that you will take time to indulge yourself, and do more of what makes you happy.  You deserve it, wonderful readers!  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Jessica

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Viktoria

Lip Applier:  Arte Catwa Applier Lipstick Shine

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Slate

Eyeliner Applier:  Izzie’s CATWA Eyeliner Applier

Hair:  Truth Hair Azalea

Dress:  [Cynful] Cynnosence (Free Group Gift for October/November 0L/0L to join)

Nail Polish Applier:  {ZOZ} Faded Winter Polish (Free Group Gift for Fab Free Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Ring:  Zyn Vintage Mood Ring (10L on the Marketplace)

Shoes:  Basta! Footwear NOLA Violet

Poses:  (full body picture) Le Poppycock

(close up) Purple Poses

Sim:  Hunters XIX (adult sim)
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