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All I want for Christmas is… some free mesh bodies and heads!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Advent is my favourite time of the year in Second Life. In fact, I go a bit crazy with it! This year has been no letdown, and the amazing list compiled at Fab Free this year was incredible! Time to give our amazing blog organizer Aline a round of applause. *claps*. Make sure you check out those calendars and see if any of the past gifts are available before the 24th of December. The Fab Free December advent list is here.

Advent Calendar at Altamura

Today I will be sharing the incredible advent gifts by Altamura this year. The Altamura group is currently free to join for a limited time, which will give you access to their 12 days of Christmas gifts, sitting under the tree at the store, and two free mesh avatars. Joining the group will also give you access to group gifts that are located around the store (you have to search for them in each section of the store), and there is also a free male mesh head at the back of the store which is a current group gift.

Altamura is known for gifting free, full avatars that include a mesh body and head that are (usually) joined together. This advent, they are gifting two full mesh body and head combos for men and women. These bodies are fully BOM and bento and they can be used out of the box with few limitations. My friend Remus and I are showing off the full avatars above. They are beautiful! This is perfect if you need a new avatar or look for free. In each box, a full mesh head and body are included. The head and body are one piece so you cannot wear another head or body with each piece. Altamura bodies fit Altamura clothes, and you can often get the female avatar to fit other brands like Maitreya or Slink with the aid of alphas. I have heard that the male body fits Adam sized clothing nicely, but I have not tested that out. You will need to use alphas (see below) to wear non-Altamura clothes with these bodies. Altamura has a list of all the companies that make Altamura-sized clothing which is handy if you need help finding clothing for your new body.

One thing that’s important to know about these gift bodies is that they are fully BOM and because of this, they do not include a body hud. So, to add makeups, skins, and tattoos you must use BOM products. You can even use BOM eyes and nails. Any system eyes or nails will work with these bodies. As there is no body hud, you must use add alphas manually to your outfits. In order to alpha out sections of the body,  you will need a set of alphas (like the ones that are used when you have a classic avatar). I found two stores that have a good set of alphas out for free with no group join required:

  1. The first free alpha sets kit is at Little Black Dress. Just click the bag on the ground and the alphas are yours.
  2. Slink also has a set of free alphas out at their main store. Click the board that says “extra alpha layers”.

For the Ladies…

The free female body on offer is called “Movin’ On” and she is gorgeous. The ad below pictures what her head looks like up close. A truly beautiful avatar.

MOVINGon

In addition to giving out these wonderful bodies, there are more gifts under the Christmas tree at Altamura. The red BOM shirt I am wearing underneath my sweater and the sparkly heels are two of those free gifts. The heels are fitted for Altamura, Maitreya, and Slink bodies.

Goodies for the Guys!

I pulled in my friend Remus for the post today. Remus is sporting the Take My Way male avatar, which is also free. He is wearing 3 other free advent gifts from Altamura’s calendar, including the sweater and the scarf. The sweater is sized for Altamura bodies only and the scarf will fit any avatar. The jeans he is wearing are BOM/system pants which can be found for free in everyone’s library. Details are listed in the credits below.

TAKE MY WAY GIFT

Another awesome freebie that’s out for the guys at Altamura right now is the Akakor Mesh head. I am not sure how long this head will be available for free, so I wanted to mention it for all the guys out there. This head is BOM and Omega compatible and it can be worn with any other mesh body! Normally, Altamura heads go for 3-4, 000 L so this is a great deal! Snatch it up which you can, boys!

akakor-skin-gift-altamura

Free Unisex Hair!

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The last thing I wanted to mention is the gifts at the Firestorm Major Event. Remus is wearing the free unisex Jaime hairstyle by Firelight which is currently free to get at the event. This hair can be worn on a male or female avatar and it is completely free, no group join required. This freebie is out for a limited time, and there is also a free arctic ferret, and a free black panther you can grab at the event. I can not find when this event ends, but it will be very soon because this is a holiday-themed event. Go while you still can to get the gifts there.

I wanted to give special thanks to Orion Swansong and Ryan Schultz for helping me prepare for this post! These bodies were new to me and they helped me out greatly. You can read Ryan Schultz’s review of the Altamura advent gift bodies here.

Go snatch all these great gifts up before it’s too late!

xx

-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Body, Head, eyes, skin, and hair base– Altamura Movin’ On Fullbody Female BOM Avatar (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join)
Sweater & Pants– Ari-Pari Baby It’s Cold Sweatsuit (Exclusive at Winter Wonderland Market)
Shoes– Altamura Christmas Stilletos (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Hair– TRUTH Lela
Nails– SlackGirl Fly Bento Mesh Nails 

Remus is Wearing…

Body, Head, eyes, skin, and hair base–Altamura Take My Way Fullbody Male BOM Avatar (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Hair– Firelight Jaime Unisex Hair (Free at the Firestorm Major Event)
Sweater– Altamura Christmas Red Sweater- Altamura size (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Scarf– Altamura Coppola Scarf (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Pants– Male Student Jeans (Free in Second Life Library)
Boots–Altamura Christmas Red Boots 1 (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)

CarolineTag


The weather outside is frightful

The weather outside is frightful
It’s been so snowy in the Secondlife sims, that I have been moonlighting as a snow plow driver in my spare time.  (just kidding, the snowplow made a nice backdrop.)  What I’ve actually been doing is trying to keep up with all these great holiday freebees.  So many designers have been giving away so many nice gifts, it is hard to keep up.  I recently found out A Town Called a Short Leash (adult sim) was having an event, so I packed up the snow plow and headed over.  (okay, I will stop with the snow plow.) The Christmas Tree in the center of town had a pile of free presents from different designers on the sim.  I picked up this nice Roux sweater dress by Starlight Apparel there.  The dress comes with a matching belt that can be worn with the dress or separately.

I also found this really cute Hearts face tattoo by Letter K which you can see in better detail on the picture below.
The weather outside is frightful (part 2)

These gifts were put out for Christmas, so you better get them quick.  The holiday season will be gone before you know, taking the Christmas trees and gifts with it.

Dress Sizes Included

  • XL-XS Fitmesh
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • eBody – Classic, Curvy
  • Tonic – Curvy, Fine

Viol is Wearing…

Clothes:

Dress – Starlight Apparel – Roux Dress (Free Christmas gift under the ATCSL tree)
Shoes – Luas – Holiday Boots (Free Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Accessory – Big Bear – Coffee Gift

Body:

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Sofia
Head Applier – LAQ Natasha BOM Skin (Free Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Body Applier – LAQ Next Level Body Skin
Eyes – Avi-Glam – Twinkle Eyes (Free Gift/Group is 5L to Join)
Nails –  Alaskametro Cosmic Nail Applier (75L)
Tattoo – Letter K – Hearts Face Tattoo (Free Christmas gift under the ATCSL tree)
Lipstick – Stunner Originals – Lipgloss Pretty (Free Advent Gift, available until Christmas)
Eyeshadow – Stunner Originals – Eyeshadow High (Free Advent Gift, available until Christmas)
Blush – Peekaboo – Burn Hearts (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to join)
Hair – Olive – Peach hair

Sim – Noweeta


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Busy Beauty

Busy Beauty

It’s beginning to look a lot like….MORE GIFTS!  Everywhere you go!  Oh my goodness, FabFree.  There is so much going on on the grid right now that my eyes may be going criss-crossed.  Just when I think I’m getting through my list of things I want to show you, I have to add more to it!  I’m not complaining, I promise.  We’re so spoiled!

Miss Chic

I love Miss Chelsea‘s fashions with an undying passion.  They always are something that I know I *need* to have!  Every year around Christmastime, they spoil their group members with a lovely dress, which is always perfect for parties.  This year is no exception, and the Star Dress is just so sexy and slinky that I just don’t know what to do with myself.  It comes in a full fatpack of colours too!  To get your very own, join the Miss Chelsea group for 100L and click on the vendor that you’ll find on the main desk of the store.  You’ll find lots of other gifts there too, making this group join quite worth it.

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Perky
  • Petite

Geometric Love

Alaskametro, another of my absolute faves has put out some sweet gifts for members of their group (which is 50L to join) underneath the Christmas tree in their store.  A fantastic array of Christmassy nail appliers with Maitreya and Omega appliers which just make me happy.  There are so many to choose from, I really don’t know which to put on first!  Though I usually do a really nice mix of them (which is an option on the HUD).  There’s also a skin (in several tones) and shape under the tree there for the new Lelutka Lilly head, which is free at this time (get your info on that HERE – you still have a few days!).

Group gift: "Xmas Geo" nail art appliers

No rest for the weary!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes  

Dress – Miss Chelsea Star Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join)
Necklace – Cae Astrid
Earrings – Earthstones Diamond Tennis Earrings

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nails – Alaskametro Xmas Geo (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Lipstick Applier – Alaskametro Holly
Hair – Magika Solace
Pose – Elephante Poses Hold
Sim – Winter Moon


Home Alone

Fabfree Post: Home Alone

Twas the season for mischief

I plan on binging the Home Alone movies this year and enjoying all the antics involved. I haven’t watched them in such a long time, I think it’s about time I form a new tradition! As a kid, I sure did wish my family went away for a vacation and forgot me. I dreamt of all the cool things I would do and all the ways I could enjoy my holiday without all the headaches or crazy family around. However it was always a fleeting wish and thankfully it never came true, because reality and dreams often don’t line up.

Mangula has a lovely gift out, Zoe Set Subscribers Gift is yours completely free! If you aren’t a subscriber I suggest you sign up, there’s zero cost but your time. Mangula offers you a top and bottom that are perfect for modist women who need some casual wear. They have past gifts out for free as well, so if you haven’t heard of this shop and it’s your first time, I suggest you snag those!!

Zoe Set Top With Sleeves Fits:

  • Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Legacy

Zoe Set Capri [Blue 10] Fits:

  • Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Legacy

 

Bunnie is Wearing…

Mangula Zoe Set Top With Sleeves  (free subscribers gift)
Mangula Zoe Set Capri [Blue 10]  (free subscribers gift)
Doe: Mystery Gift (available until Dec 27th – after spending L$800/1500 @ Sants Inc.)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Eyes – . MILA . Zehra Eyes 
Face – DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Sally”
Nose – Voodoo – Cold Nose Gift  (Free Gift / No Group Needed)
Cheeks – WarPaint* Essential Blush collection
Lips – Ottilie – Daily Lipbalm

Hair – Tableau Vivant // Garland hair – Fades
Hairbase – L’Etre – Allyson Hairbase
Tattoos – .: Vegas :. Tattoo Applier The Witch
Apollemis Tattoos BoM Ruby Chest

Pose & Prop

FOXCITY. Formal VOL1-5
FOXCITY. VIP Photo Booth – Minimal (Liquorice)

 

 


Christmas Time is Here

Christmas Time is Here

Where did the weekend go? By this time Friday it will be Christmas Day! Can you believe it? I’m half in denial myself. lol Two things that seem to go hand in hand for better or worse are Christmas and shopping. I finally worked my way through the behemoth that is the Holiday Shop & Hop event and as overwhelming as it can be, I have to admit it was worth it. My inventory now flooded with gifts, I thought I’d share a few with you.

If you’ve never gone to one of the Shop & Hop events before, there are a few things you should know. First, there’s no group needed for the gifts, just click the gift box at each of the designer’s booths. Second, there are eight sims to wander through. Yes, I said eight. As you can imagine, that’s a lot of shopping and hopping. For this post I chose to share the free Holiday Shop & Hop gifts by Eclectic Stars, Unicorn, and Infiniti. Enjoy, and happy shopping Fab Free’rs!

Eclectic Stars

When it comes down to it, one of the labels that could be used to describe me (and I think most of us in SL) is “gamer.” Eclectic Stars put out the perfect Christmas sweater for any gamer girl as their free Shop & Hop gift. It has a Christmas tree on it made entirely of Space Invader-style aliens. :O So cute!

Sizes Included: Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya Lara, eBody (Curvy, Classic), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Standard Mesh (xxs – L) + Alpha Layer

Unicorn

As a photographer and a blogger, I’ve got an ever-growing collection of backdrops and photo props and I like it that way. The free Shop & Hop gift by Unicorn is this fun wintery holiday outdoor setting complete with a snowman, evergreen tree, and a festively decorated front porch. If you’re in need of a cute backdrop for some holiday photos, don’t skip this one.

Infiniti

Finally, this pose with the snowball and falling snow are part of the free Shop & Hop gift by Infiniti. The gift includes a set of 3 poses that include a snowball prop. The falling snow is a wearable add-on, and I have to say I love the detail of the pretty snowflakes. Almost like shoes, I’m a firm believer that there is no such thing as too many poses! For now I’m off to go see if I can’t sneak up on Blue with this snowball. Wish me luck! lol

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