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The Unforgiven

Kicked Out

But I Called….

… and told her I was stopping for a beer after work with the guys. And yes, I know it is New Year’s Eve and that we HAD plans. But, you know how it goes… time just got away from me. So, as I walked through the door, she was madder than that bear in The Revenant. She told me to and I quote “Get the @#&* out of MY (thought it was ours) house and don’t come back!”. Yeah, I was a few hours late, but we still had time to make the party. Now I’m sitting here in the cold and contemplating just what I did wrong. I’m glad I grabbed the Hunter Jacket by BRAVURA Boite Noir to keep warm. You can find this as a FREE group gift at the Menstuff Lounge. While I was there I also picked up the JZ For Men Classic Tan Jeans, another FREE group gift to the Menstuff members. The group does cost $50L to join, but with the many great gifts, it makes the joining fee well worth it.

A Reprieve, sort of…

After about an hour of me freezing and sulking for being a bad person and her staring me down out the window with eyes made of dragon fire, she opened the door and told me to come inside and warm up. I told her I was sorry and promised it would never happen again. She simply said “OK”, then pointed towards the chair and said this was where I’d be sleeping tonight. AND I was to keep my “hat” on. I reached up and realized that I had forgotten I had on the Baby I’m Back! Lampshade from !gO!  or even how it got on my head. The lampshade comes with a texture HUD if you want to make sure you match.  So here I am, warming by the fire and slowly realizing that this little incident is not yet over…

Forgiven - sort of

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: BRAVURA Boite Noir – Hunter Jacket @ Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join
Pants: Jz for Men – Classic Tan Jeans @ Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join
Shoes: Gabriel – Shearling Brown Short Boot Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Hat: !gO!  – Baby I’m Back! Lampshade $55L
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Sim: It All Starts With a Smile

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Look to the Future

Look to the FutureWell Hello Fab Free! This will be my last post for the year 2016. I can’t really say 2016 was a bad year any more than I can say it was a good one. There were amazing moments in this year and some heartbreaking ones as well. That said, I’m looking forward to 2017. The future appears bright and promising, I hope it remains that way. My sincere wish is that 2017 holds only joyous moments filled with love, laughter, and adventure for each and every one of you. Mush and sentiment aside, I do have some lovely group gifts to share with you. The first is a fatpack hairstyle from Pr!tty, the second a jewelry set from Bella Moda. Let’s get to it!

Pr!tty Group Gift Avery

The side-swept hairstyle Pru is wearing is a recent group gift from Pr!tty. To get this FREE gift simply join the Pr!tty group (it’s FREE to join) and check the past notices. There was a notice on December 25th that included a full fatpack of the Avery hair. In the package you’ll get the hair in two variations (one has heavier roots than the other) and all the matching color change huds. Additionally there is an adorable flower headband that I chose not to show. One thing I would like to note is that this hairstyle does have a little wisp that comes across the cheek. If you look close you can see where it cuts into Pru’s cheek just a tad. This doesn’t bother me really, sometimes it isn’t cut into the cheek at all. This will vary depending on your personal shape and or what mesh head you wear, so please keep that in mind. Otherwise I think this is a really lovely FREE hairstyle from Pr!tty.

Bella Moda Group Gift Martini Jewelry Set

I love the fun playfulness of this martini themed jewelry set by Bella Moda. This mesh jewelry set is a FREE group gift at Bella Moda. The Bella Moda group does cost 1 linden to join however. Also, the way the gift vendor works, you will be required to pay the vendor 1 linden then be instantly reimbursed. The set includes the necklace and matching earrings, all of which have resize scripts. Now all Pru needs is a cute dress and a handsome stranger to kiss and she’ll be ready for a New Years bash!

Here are the Details, Enjoy!

HairPr!tty – Avery – [All Color Huds] – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join *Check Past Notices

Skin – Essences – Poppy

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Eye MakeupSlack Girl – ::SG:: Tiara Eyeshadow for Catwa and Classic SL Heads

Lipstick – Slack Girl – ::SG:: XuXuGlitz Lips for CATWA Mesh Head ONLY!!

Head – CATWA HEAD AnnaGrey

Jewelry – Bella Moda: Martini Jewellery Set – FREE Group Gift *Pay the Gift Vendor 1L, instantly be refunded 1L /Group is 1L to Join 

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Ready to Ring in the New Year

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All decked out.

Prism has me all decked out for the new year. I knew when I saw the new Lanai gift out that it was destined for my New Year’s wardrobe. This gorgeous gown is mesh in all the standard sizes and includes a good quality alpha. You’ll also get two flexi pieces at the base that give it a little frill. It’s perfect for dancing the night away!

The gift is also FREE with you group tag. The group is FREE to join so you won’t spend a dime to look like a fortune 😉

Ring in the New Year!

I decided to ring in the New Year with a little gift from JLZ Fashions. I got my FREE headband as their current group gift. You also get a party horn too! Just don your group tag (the group is free to join) and my New Year headband is yours for 0L. It comes in two versions… with or without sparkles. So you’ll be ready however you want to shine.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier – (99L @ Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Brielle
New Year’s Headband – JLZ Fashion – New Years Headband with Horn (horn not shown) (Free group gift/0L/Free to join group)
Dress – Prism – Lanai by Journey in Fractal Gown (Free group gift/0L/Free to join group)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Mara Sandals

Sim Location – Giardini di Vita Tuscany Village

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Scarlet Enchantress

Snapshot_003Good afternoon Fabulous readers :).  I stopped in at .PoshTale. the other day to see what was new, and I am sure glad that I stopped by because as I was scanning around I noticed that there was a new “to me” midnight mania board prize.  I gave the board a slap, and my prize was magically delivered at midnight when it locked down!

What’s The Prize?

ETA: .PoshTale. has changed their midnight mania board prize to a new gift.  Have a peek at their board instore for the new prize details!

The midnight mania board prize that I speak of is the Ovina Mesh Gown which could be worn as formal wear or even as roleplay medieval wear.  This dress comes in XXS-L mesh sizes and includes an alpha layer for those that require it.  It is not made specifically for Maitreya, but worked well with the alpha system in the HUD.  As a bonus, it also includes a texture change HUD for dress and scarf (which is attached to the dress) so you can wear this in your favourite shade.  I was feeling red today!

Be Safe Tonight!

Tonight is New Years Eve!  Be safe everyone, and best wishes for the coming year!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Tableau Vivant Cersei
Hair Flowers – LODE Rose Vintage Crown (instore gacha / 60L per play)
Gown – .PoshTale. Ovina (free / 0L / midnight mania board prize)
Shoes – Phedora Malena Metallics Heels (group gift / 0L / 300L to join)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Winter Trace

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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift – Chop Zuey

Hey everyone!! Chop Zuey has a brand new (and very pretty) Fabulously Free in SL group gift out that is just for us, the inworld group memebers of The Fabulously Free in SL group!

Thank you for your beautiful gift Belle Roussel!

Chop Zuey – Added 12/30/16

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How to grab your gift!

To pick up these group gifts, you will need to have your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag activated (It’s free to join!).  To join the group, copy and past the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about

There are three ways to keep an eye on our growing list of free group gifts:

  1. Click the Group Gifts Listing Button at the top right hand side of the blog.
  2. Watch for the inworld group notices.
  3. Visit our inworld Fabulously Free in SL Info Hub and click the listing on the sign by the party table.


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Lighting The Way

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Hi there Fabulouses! It’s time to get your 7Seas Fishing Rods out again and head to the VIP Lounge, because Sn@tch has a new 20 piece Fish For This Prize to collect! For the next couple of weeks you can try your luck on reeling in pieces of the New Year Grab Bag!  I hadn’t even opened all of the bags yet when I came across #6 and wanted to jump right into it and show it off to you!  I can hardly wait to dive back in and see what else is in the grab bag set, because judging on the first few I opened, I’m going to say it’s a great haul!

If you don’t have a 7 Seas Fishing Rod, they are a 100L one time purchase from the vendor at Sn@tch.  Keep the rod, and use it for future prizes too!  No bait is required.

Lucky #6

Within the 20 piece set, #6 is the dazzling gold formal gown called Rhona Sequin (Gold), and I am displaying it today.  This dress is beautifully textured and sparkles when the light hits it.

Sizes included:

  • Mesh XS-XL + Alpha layer
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

ps.  Not my dog!  Honest.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Elua Zephne
Gown – Sn@tch Rhona Sequin Gown (Gold) (free / 0L / 7 Seas Fishing Prize)
Necklace  – Izzie’s Crystal Necklace
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – The Enchanted Isle

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Another Auld Lang Syne

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We drank a toast to innocence…

I’ve decided to spend my New Year’s Eve at home, away from the parties the noise, and the revelry.  But I am celebrating with a few bottles of champagne and ringing in the new year in the latest group gift from *It’s Gau*. The FREE Happy New Year Shirt  is available to members and the group is FREE to join! I also snagged a pair of  Skinny Blue Jeans, another FREE group gift from *It’s Gau* while I was there.

We drank a toast to now…

And finally, I promise this is the last item from Free Dove for a while… (There was so much stuff!) I found the Stars Camel Sneakers by Shoe-Ddiction at Free Dove. I think I’ll just sit here and remember friends long gone and look forward to my new SL adventures in the coming year.

♫ Just for a moment I was back at school
And felt that old familiar pain
And, as I turned to make my way back home
The snow turned into rain ♫

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: *It’s Gau* – Happy New Year Shirt  Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L
Pants: *It’s Gau* – Skinny Blue Jeans  Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L
Shoes: Shoe-Ddiction – Stars Camel Sneakers @ Free Dove FREE $0L/$0L
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: My Home Base (private)

 

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 12/30/2016 – Beloved Jewelry

Beloved JewelryHello There Fab Free’rs! It’s Friday, and we know what that means: Fab Free Designer Friday! This weeks post is dedicated to Beloved Jewelry. I have to tell you, it’s been quite a day of blunders for me today. I actually had an entire post written and photos taken of what I thought was the Beloved Jewelry main store, only to find out that I’d been at their satellite store the whole time.  If Love hadn’t come to help me “find” the Beloved Jewelry Fab Free exclusive gift, I would have been in big trouble. My whole post would have been about the right shop, but wrong location! Needless to say, I have it all sorted out and Love probably got a good laugh!

My mishap aside, the Beloved Jewelry store is really elegantly set up with a grand desk at the entrance. On the desk you’ll find a little black box with a FREE Beloved Jewelry group gift, and a second group only vendor that will allow you to purchase a box full of previous group gifts. Just below these fantastic gifts, you’ll also see 3 group exclusive group gifts for other groups including the Fabulously Free group gift blogged previously by Astrid. Now I am getting a little ahead of myself. I got distracted by all the fabulous gifts. The Beloved Jewelry store has a wide range of gorgeous jewelry that ranges in style from casual to formal. You’ll even find some beautiful shoes to suit your formal wear needs. Most of the jewelry is for the ladies only, however the shop does have an entire section dedicated to wedding jewelry and bridal sets which of course include male sizes. If you’re looking for a gift for someone you care for, or even a gift just for yourself, you’ll want to stop through Beloved Jewelry. As you browse through the store you’ll even find specials and discounted items for shopping events. Just look closely at the signage throughout the store, everything is clearly marked.Dollarbies As you’re browsing and hopefully shopping, you may want to take note of the wall behind the front desk area. The back of that wall is where you’ll find the Beloved Jewelry dollarbie section. As you can see from the above photo there are a lot of beautiful jewelry sets to choose from in a wide range of styles.  These items are all no transfer so they aren’t meant for gifting, but rather would be a lovely and inexpensive way to treat yourself. I sincerely hope you’ll take a moment to check out Beloved Jewelry, and don’t forget to pick up all the awesome gifts while you’re there.


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Life is a Highway

On the road again...

I Can’t Drive 55

I finally had enough of the cold and snow and decided to take a drive in my new car.

I hadn’t been out driving on the Mainland roads for quite a while, and let me tell you, it is not for the faint-hearted. In one trip, I saw everything from the ridiculous to the… well, more ridiculous. I passed a WWII-era airbase floating several meters off the ground, a seriously overcrowded breedables farm, a “Kittycat Whorehouse” (for humans? cats? humans dressed as cats?), and a giant baby with Donald Trump’s head holding the Scales of Justice. I have no idea what that last one was all about, but somebody is clearly trying to send a message, LOL! 😯

If you’re looking for somewhere to drive, be sure to check out the Second Life Road Network Directory for maps and suggested routes. I did most of my driving on Routes 8 and 9, and there are plenty of Rez Zones (places to rez your vehicle) along the way.

Unfortunately, sim crossings still take much of the fun out of driving; once you finally get going, you’re tossed up into the air, underground, or into the water, before jarringly arriving on the road on the other side. Another hazard to watch out for is accidentally driving onto private land with super-speedy-object-return and having your vehicle zapped out from under you. DOH!

Be careful out there, folks!

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I stopped for gas – and a quick selfie – on this lovely sim called West of the Rain. It’s not a large sim, but it’s extremely detailed and worth a visit!

My look was inspired by this fabulous leather jacket, which is the latest free group gift from BUENO. You can wear the jacket with or without the little shirt that says “Naughty is the New Nice” (which I think may be my mantra for 2017), and it comes in sizes for Belleza Freya and Isis, and Slink Original and Hourglass mesh bodies, as well as a “fitted” version.

I added the free Absence of Fear jeans by Beautiful Dirty Rich (previously blogged by Love and Pru), and the Lacey Choker dollarbie gift from CHAIN. The choker is resizable and comes in both black and white (changeable via HUD).

SIDE NOTE: Since there was no Maitreya version included in the BUENO gift, I decided to switch over to my Slink Physique body. I had heard that Slink recently updated their mesh bodies, so I popped over to the store to pick up the new version. To be honest, I hadn’t worn my Slink body in a very long time because the HUD made me crazy, and I didn’t feel that there were enough alpha cuts, making the body difficult to wear with many designs. But I am happy to report that the updated body has many more alpha cuts, and the new HUD is split up into sections, no longer cramming everything onto one, crowded screen. If you own a Slink body, be sure to head over to a redelivery terminal at the in-world store to pick up the updated version. 🙂

 

On the road again...

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Shoot, there’s my phone again. Probably Carson needing a ride. I’ll just let it go to voicemail.

I’ve been having such a blast driving my new Bentley Supersport! I picked it up as a free group gift at Sydney City, and I have to say that it is really well done, not to mention FUN!

Both doors and the trunk open and close, the headlights turn on and off, and the dashboard is nicely detailed. The engine makes a cool vroom vroom sound, the exhaust you see in the photo was not photoshopped, but actually comes out of the car when you drive! There are a ton of other options that I haven’t had a chance to try out yet, so be sure to click on the car to get the full menu. Note that the car weighs in at a hefty 69 LI, so you may not want to park it or use it as decor unless you have plenty of available land capacity.

My apologies to the lady people I ran over, and thank goodness the bus that hit me sustained more damage than I did. 😉

BTW, I’m pretty sure that Soylent Green is people. 

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Sarah (featured @ LIMIT8)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Makeup: alaskametro “Gala” RARE (20L per play @ On9)
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Body: Slink Physique Original
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Fenella
Tattoo: Leti’s Tattoo Ixhel
Choker: CHAIN Lacey Choker (1L gift)
Jacket: BUENO Fox Jacket (free group gift / free to join)
Jeans: Beautiful Dirty Rich Absence Of Fear Jeans (free group gift / free to join)
Boots: Mutresse Nikki Boots
Pose: Reel Poses Ready for Selfie (store is MIA at the moment)
Car: RaC Club33 Bentley Supersport (Sydney City free group gift / free to join)
Location Photo 1: West of the Rain
Location Photo 2: Somewhere on Mainland Route 8

 

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Safe With You

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Hi there Fabulouses!  Carson (aka Muscles – rawr) was kind enough to take one for the team and snuggle up to me for a bit so I could get a snapshot to show off the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift that has been generously donated by [ west end ] .  Normally on FabFree you see us showing off free clothing or home items, but today what we are actually showing you is the pose!

About the pose…

The [ west end ] Safe With You Couples Pose is very well made with natural positioning, and is modifiable so that you can adjust the pose balls around making a good fit.  This pose would be fab for bloggers, photographers or anyone wanting to capture a cozy moment with someone special!  If you’d like a free copy of this beautiful embrace, simply adjust your Fabulously Free in SL group tag above your head and TP to [ west end ] to obtain one!

Carson’s Take

While Carson was waiting for me to make my bazillion photography adjustments to get my one and only shot, he managed to snap a few photos as well that show off different angles of the pose… evidently before I even had a chance to get my lipstick on or his vest off (and never mind why I needed his vest off….  There was interference!)!

Below is one of his photos featuring a full body shot, and if you’d like to know what Carson is wearing, you can see his credits [HERE].

[ west end ] Safe with You - FabFree Group Member Gift

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Magika Things
Dress – Blueberry Radiance Dress
Boots – Empire Aquilegia
Pose – [ west end ] Safe With You Couples Pose (free / 0L / FabFree group gift)
Sim – It All Starts With A Smile

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