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All the Fixin’s

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Hey Fabbity Fab Fab Fabs!

How are my favorite group of sale seekers doing?  Are your resolutions still going strong?  I made a resolution to shop less and you can imagine how well that is going!  With so many amazing deals to be scooped up, well, let’s just say that I have failed miserably!!!

And for our fab free member Ms. AuroraDammerung, here is a smiling pic as requested!  I’m either smiling or my teeth are chattering because my tushie is cold from wearing this short dress out in the snow!

But I digress!  We are here to talk about fashion and freebies so gosh darnit, that’s exactly what I’m fixin’ to do!

The Fixin’s

My super cute dress is a find from Reed, it is the free gift for the Mesh Body Friends Group, which is free to join.  It fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass Isis
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

My pumps and socks are the newest free group gift from Mosquito’s Way.  The group there costs only 50L to join and well worth it.  These fit:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

They also have a HUD to turn materials on or off.

Til next time gang, stay warm!  (and if you are someplace warm, send heat!)

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Dress– Reed Kiara (Free Mesh Body Friends group gift, group is free to join)
Shoes – Mosquito’s Way Tabatha (Free group gift, group is 50L to join)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair– Stealthic Purity

Extras

Location – Mystic Dreamers Valley Mall
Poodle – Jian Classic Poodle Collection (companion)


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Hideout

Hideout

Happy Monday FabFree!  I’m pretending that I’m heading off to a ball pool to sink under the surface and run away from all my responsibilities!  They’ll never find me under all the colourful balls, right?  It’s an infallible plan!

Saki Time

Alright it’s time for another round of Saki Event!  This small but fun event has a few free and 1L gifts scattered in all the booths.  Just be careful when you click, because some of the items are free and some are 1L – and some refund the 1L once you’ve bought it.  Confusing, I know… that’s ok!  It’s still a great deal no matter how much you pay. The top I’m wearing is the gift from Believe which is free (you’ll get the 1L refunded), and the glasses case I’m holding is from Horl and cost me just 1L.  There are a few other cool gifts too while you’re there!

Top Sizes

  • Kalhene
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Perky
  • Petite
  • Reborn

To Go With

I got this pair of shorts to go with my top over at the Believe mainstore.  They come with a belt that matches too, but I didn’t add it to my outfit.  You can get them (plus a matching BOM bodysuit) by joining the TeleportHUB group for 10L and clicking on the vendor.  There are plenty of other awesome gifts as part of this group, so a good one to join for sure.

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya

Perhaps this outfit is just a little too cute to hide….

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Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Believe 471 Leopard (Free Gift @ Saki Event/No Group Join Required)
Shorts – Believe 473 (Free Gift for Members of Teleport HUB Group/Group is 10L to Join)
Glasses – Horl Hold My Glasses (1L @ Saki Event)

Earrings – E.Marie Thrift Shop Earrings

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Giselle
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow – Pout! Pop Liners
Lipstick –  Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Stealthic Euphoric
Pose – Foxcity Hella Cute
Backdrop – VOZ Ocean Pool


New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: Believe & The Bold Llama

Believe – Added 01/10/22

The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. – Added 01/10/22

How to grab your gifts!

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 paste 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

>>>  Click the graphic below to find the GIANT FabFree Group Gift Listing!

Dont Mind Me, Just Making A Button For The Blog!


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MakeOver Monday part 2

HeyHey Fab Free! It’s Monday so that means it’s more of “The Big Make Over”. Today I’m focusing on Alistar and our Fabulous Guys. I do want to note that all of these pictures are totally untouched and unedited.  This is goning to be a looong post so let’s not dither about and jump right in.

So, I I first said I was going to do a male make over avatar I had NO idea how much different it would be from doing the female. But dang, it’s so much more difficult and frustrating. With the girls, I had loads of choices of heads and bodies but the guys really don’t have that much in free choices. I almost threw in the towel and said I’d have to do a limited Lindens make over for the guys. And granted…. using Lindens would be much easier. But I wanted to do free. 

So, let’s remember where we started. This is the Second Life starter, “Greg” in his birthday suit. Not all together awful but certainly more ‘human-like’ than human. Why the designers for LL didn’t spend more time and care and artistry for the male population is beyond me.

And Greg close up.

 

I added this next pic because I wanted to show that the Greg skin is not horrible. In fact it’s not bad at all. It’s just the clunky shape that makes it bad.

 

The first and only free body I could find was the “Robert” body from Altamura located at the London City Freebie Center. The good and frankly, bad thing about Altamura is that the head comes attached to the body. While this means you don’t have to track down a mesh head. It also means you can’t use a different head if you already have one or find one you like better. Altamura does offer headless bodies and bodiless heads but only as paid items. The other quirk for the free Altamura bodies is they are not Omega or BoM friendly. With the return of BoM I find this rather frustrating. I can only assume that this is because these are all older versions.

This is the Robert right out of the box. Not my favorite look. He looks angry… like axe murderer angry.

“But me back in the box”

So knowing I couldn’t change the head I focused on the shape. A note here, I did change the shape of the body and head using the System sliders to suit my own taste, your mileage may vary.  However, I couldn’t get it just right. So I took to the MarketPlace for shapes. Where I found Sweet’s.  Several free shapes for Robert and others. Loads of 1Ls skins, some free hair, and even their own Bento Bom mesh body for just one Linden. I would have likely picked this based on the quality of their other products but I was set on absolutely free. There are several other Mesh Bento and BoM ready bodies on the Marketplace and the Grid that are under 10L each. And the minimum amount of Lindens you can buy is 2.50$ USD which will net you about 600L. So it’s not like you’d break the bank.

At any rate, I picked “Sweet’s Free! Shape for ROBERT by Altamura” and ran with it. I was able to adjust with the System sliders and got it pretty close to exactly what I wanted. The Sweet’s shape even came with mesh eyes. Alistar is getting closer!

Look’it them cheek bones!

One note, none of the free or 1L male bodies I found came with genitalia. Another drawback for the guys. You can find free male genitals on the Marketplace. However I can’t review them here as we are ‘family friendly’.

So, let’s talk briefly about AOs (Animation Overrides) for both the new kids. There are some basic AOs on the Marketplace for free and one, Bright’s Spunky Girl was the one I used for Julianna for a loong time. It’s basic but really all you need starting out. The female walk cycle is a bit exaggerated in the hip sway but not horrible. And at least the idle poses aren’t like a cat in heat.  It’s not on their MarketPlace, you can only grab it in world -> Here.

There are also two basic AOs (Among others) at Free Dove Listed as “AX oo2 Basically a Boy and Basically a Girl” that I tried. I found them… ok. I liked a lot of the stand animations and they worked well. I found the idles to be too restless and hyper. In fact, that was my issue with a ton of AOs free and paid. You can find all types for free and just need to try them to find one you like. Just pay attention… lots of free AOs are NOT bento rigged. Which means they work… but your hands are going to stick out stiffly and not move well.

Ultimately, I chose the AOs “Daily sLife Free Male Bento” and “Lucky Girl” from Tuty’s for both of our new kids. It’s got Bento right there in the name, the hands move well, the walks are not overly ‘cartoony’ and best the idles are smoothly animated and move from one stand to the next very realistically. This choice didn’t surprise me as I use Tuty AOs for both Juli and Gabe. 

SO there we have it for the new kids. We have Mesh Bento rigged bodies and Mesh heads, good skins and they walk less like ducks and more like Egyptians.  (2 internet point for you if you get the reference )

Next week… HAIR! Maybe some clothes and we’ll talk about how to set up your Inventory so it doesn’t catch fire.  

Also… if you have questions or comments, please let me hear ’em! There was a great question last week about making Lindens in world and I am still checking out my research on that and hope to have something to say about it next week.

 

Links for products

Altamura @ London City Freebie Center – Robert Mesh head and body 

Sweet’s – MarketPlace Shop for loads of freebies and dollarbies. Shapes, Hairs etc.

Free Dove – Charity shop with tons of free gifts for Male and Female Avatars. Some AOs, Hair, Clothes, Shoes, Skins, etc

Tuty’s – AOs, poses, etc. Two free AOs one for men and one for women.

 

 


Snuggle In!

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Hey fabulous fabbies!

Hope everyone is staying warm.  We’ve had our first significant snowfall here in my rl location, so I’m all about being toasty and snuggled in!  Thankfully I found the absolute most perfect snuggly set of goodies at MOoH!  This cute fluffy long hoodie and bunny slippers are a new free group gift over at MOoH!  The group is only 100L to join.

These fit:

  • Ebody Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Kupra (all)
  • Legacy, Perky & Petite
  • Maitreya & Petite
  • Reborn
  • Tonic Fine & Minimizer

Slippers fit the same plus Slink.

They each come with a matching HUD with ten fluffy soft choices.

Grab a warm drink of your choice, a book or something to stream and snuggle in!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – MOoH! Trixie Hoodie & Slippers (Free group gift, group is 100L to join)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair– Argrace Mayu

Extras

Location – My home, private