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Unforgettable


Late Night

Hello Fab Free’rs! I feel like I can almost taste the weekend inching nearer, I’m ready. This look is a definite weekend night out look, and it’s all thanks to free group gifts from Beautiful Dirty Rich, and Canimal. The dress is one of two new group gifts out at Beautiful Dirty Rich, and the hoop earrings are an older still available gift at Canimal. I personally just really liked how the two gifts look together. I hope you do too.

The Dress – I don’t mind admitting I’m having a hard time finding the words to express how much I genuinely love this group gift dress at Beautiful Dirty Rich. With this free group gift you’ll get the dress in quite a few sizes, and a texture change hud. Let me just say this hud is not only user friendly, I love all the options it gives. There are 12 pattern options for the main part of the dress, and 12 solid color choices. Each dress texture has a set of matching color choices for the metal bits, and the laces. There are also 8 additional textures for the metal parts, and the hud gives you the ability to tint the individual parts and save up-to 8 tint colors for future use. As if things couldn’t get any better, the Beautiful Dirty Rich group is also free to join, and this fabulous gift isn’t the only group gift currently available. There are several previous group gifts still out for grabs.

Mesh Sizes Included: Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus)


Queen

The Earrings – Sometimes hoop earrings really are the answer to your jewelry woes. I’ve actually been looking for the right outfit to wear these group gift earrings by Canimal for a while now. Though they are not a terribly recent gift, they are still available. This free group gift includes 9 pairs of earrings, each with a different word in the center of the hoops. Also included is a color change hud that lets you pick from 12 preset colors. The Canimal store group is also free to join, and there are multiple group gifts available. You’ll find these hoops on the second floor to the left of the lucky letter boards.

Here are the details:

Hair – Elikatira – [e] Libby – Exclusives
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Earrings – [Canimal] Hoops FATPACK – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Dress – …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… Unforgettable -Dress- Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Tattoos – The Ivory Rose – I&R Somber tattoo / I&R Downhearted tattoo
Boots – #EMPIRE – Allium Roseum
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pose by Foxcity
Photo taken at Backdrop City

 


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Fab Free Designer of the Week – Nuts Inc.


Welcome to the Blog Fab Free’rs! I hope you’re ready for this edition of Fab Free Designer of the Week. This time we have the pleasure of sharing Nuts Inc. with you. This fun little shop has brightly colored fashion for men and women. Yep, you read that right, there’s menswear at Nuts Inc. along with ladieswear. As you enter the store you’ll find the clothing separated by women’s fashion on the left and men’s fashion on the right. The clothing styles range from casual wear to formal, and everything in between. I even spotted a ballgown or two. There is also a second floor at Nuts Inc. with a few seasonal and miscellaneous clothing items.

First however you’ll want to stop by the front desk. There you can find a group gift for guys and one for gals. The Nuts Inc. group has a one time join fee of 15 linden. In addition to the current group gifts, you’ll find a 70 linden promotional offer in the same area of the Nuts Inc. store. Just look for it on the wall opposite the desk. Right next to it you’ll spot the colorful Fab Free logo above the current Fabulously Free in SL group gift. You’ll need to wear your Fab Free tag for this one. If you’re not already a member, you can join for free. As you explore the Nuts Inc. shop be sure to make it to the back of the store. It’s there you’ll find a kiosk with quite a few past group gifts still available. Finally, next to the past group gifts you can also get all the store information such as their Flickr and redeliveries. Happy Shopping Fab Free!


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Two if By Sea


Two if by Sea

Captain’s Log: The Nineteenth of March, Year Unknown
My Co-Captain and I set sail for an uncharted destination just a few days ago. Today, for the first time, we found land. Our steam ship ran aground in an unfamiliar location. Where, or even when our time travels have brought us, we cannot be certain. All that is certain is that we found our adventure, and we look absolutely smashing while doing so.

Hello Fab Free’rs! Welcome back to the blog, I promise you haven’t stumbled over a strange steam punk novella. I was just having a little fun with some of the fantastic Seam Hunt prizes my guy and I gathered. His hat, and our amazing jackets are free Seam Hunt prizes. In addition to the hunt freebies, I picked up an incredibly detailed free steam paddle boat that was just too cool to not share with you. I hope you enjoy these fabulous finds, and maybe even go on an adventure or two of your own.

The Hat – I think bowler style hats are really cool for steam punk attire. This particular Steam Hunt gift hat by Miss Darcy has some extra steamy details, both literally and figuratively. This cool hat has a “steam” effect that comes from the wheel handle on top of the hat when worn, not to mention the goggles which complete the look. You have until March 31st to hunt down the little brown cog and claim your free gift.

The Coat – I still cannot get over the gorgeous details of these tailcoats by Contraption. This coat comes in male and female mesh sizes, and includes a cummerbund applier, as well as a system layer cummerbund. Additionally there is a color change hud that lets you change the color of the ascot/scarf and the little pin in the center of the scarf. Lastly, each of the sizes has an additional “bound” option for a corseted look. The best part is that this highly detailed piece is Contraption’s free Steam Hunt prize.

Sizes Included: Belleza Freya, Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass, Slink Male, Signature (Geralt, Gianni), Belleza Jake

The Spirit of Adventure

The Steam Paddle Boat – Believe it or not this ultra cool vessel is not only completely free, it has full permissions. I stumbled across this awesome freebie while exploring sims. This free boat can be found at the Alpha Tribe sim. Simply pay the boat 0 linden and you’ll find a copy of it in the objects folder of your inventory. Along with being cool to look at, this steam paddle boat has some animated parts, and 2 sit poses. There is a single pose at the steering wheel, and one up top at the organ. Lastly, since this freebie has full permissions, you can customize it however you like.

P.S. If you dig Blue’s waxed mustache, it’s a freebie too! You can pick it up for free at Kauna. Afterall, dapper gentleman would be complete without one.

Here are the details, may you have happy adventures!

What Pru’s Wearing:

  • Hair – RunAway – [RA] Waterfall Hair
  • Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
  • Lipstick – SlackGirl – ::SG:: XuXuGlitz Lips
  • Goggles – Bauhaus Movement – Cody’s Goggles Retexturized BLACK (2016 Shiny Shabby Event Gift)
  • Septum Piercing – ^^Swallow^^ Indira Septum Ring (Part of the Indira Face Jewelry Set)
  • Skin – Essences – Vanya
  • Coat – [ContraptioN] Noble’s Tailcoat *ADMIRL – Free Steam Hunt Gift
  • Manicure – e.marie // Vampy Babe Set
  • Tattoos – The Ivory Rose – I&R Somber tattoo / I&R Downhearted tattoo
  • Shorts – Oubliette– Pewter High Waist Leather Shorts
  • Boots – Dirty PrincessThe Downtown Princess Boot *Past Group Gift – Originally Blogged Here
  • Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

What Blue’s Wearing:

  • Hat – Miss Darcy – STEAM! Heat Hat – Free Steam Hunt Gift
  • Head – Catwa – Head Dude Bento
  • Skin – Stray Dog – Aspen Tone 05
  • Moustache – Kauna – Moustache: English – Free/0L
  • Coat – [ContraptioN] Noble’s Tailcoat *ADMIRL – Free Steam Hunt Gift
  • Pants – ::ZED:: – Dark Red Suit Trousers w/ Belt (Part of the Dark Red Power Suit)
  • Shoes – BHB – Ambiguous – Sparkle Regency Boots (Part of Sparkling Regency Blue Suit Set)
  • Body – Belleza Jake

Boat – alpha.tribe_PaddleSteamer Boat – Free/0L *Pay the Boat to Purchase
Pose – Le Poppycock *Don’t Speak* – Past Event Gift 
*Photo taken at a private location

 

 


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Hunting at Ostara


Ostara 2

Hello Fabulous Fab Free’rs! Thank you as always for being here. The Ostara’s Altar event just recently started, and part of the event includes a 5 linden hunt. Each of the shops has an Ostara Hunt egg hidden somewhere on the event grounds. The term hidden should be used loosely though, considering many of the shops have placed their egg within plain sight. A few shops also have multiple hunt prizes. Each of these hunt gifts will cost you a mere 5 linden. For this post I picked out three of the many prizes to share with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Floral Headband – There’s something inherently springtime about flowers in your hair. Since Ostara is in spring, this floral headband by Oubliette makes the perfect accessory. It’s their 5L hunt item at the Ostara’s Altar event. There are no scripts, so it’s also low-lag, and it’s mod so it can be manually sized.

Nose Stud – The little spiked nose-stud Pru is wearing is another 5L Ostara’s Altar hunt prize. This one is by Neverwish, and it comes with a silver version, and the “galaxy” version that is shown. This piercing also appears to be free of scripts and can be manually sized.

Earrings – I love the delicate look of these gold earrings by PKC which stands for Purrrrfect Kitties Creations. They too are another of the many 5 linden Ostara’s Altar hunt prizes. These earrings do have resize scripts that allow you to custom fit them. The script even includes a poser to help your avatar stand still without the need of a pose stand.

Here are the details:

Headband – Oubliette– Flora Headband – 5L Hunt Prize @Ostara’s Altar
Hair – TRUTH VIP Joy – Past VIP Group Gift *Originally Blogged Here 
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Earrings – Purrrrfect Kitties Creations – Jojo Earrings – 5L Hunt Prize @Ostara’s Altar
Nose Stud – Neverwish – *NW* Nose Spike – Galaxy and Silver – 5L Hunt Prize @Ostara’s Altar
Tattoo – The Ivory Rose – I&R moth & moon tattoo
Dress – Oubliette– Mystic Flora Dress – Currently @Ostara’s Altar
Pose by Exposeur
Location – La Frontera


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Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter Longstocking


Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking

Hello Fab Free’rs, I’m feelin’ a little nostalgic today. The new group gift hairstyle by No Match with it’s braided pigtails sticking strait out made me giggle, but it also reminded me of some of the female literary characters from my youth that I so admired. Girls such as Anne Shirley, Caddie Woodlawn, Laura Ingalls, and of course Pippi Longstocking all held a special place in my little-girl heart. I remember them being brave, intelligent, imaginative girls who knew who they were and what they wanted. It felt good to be reminded of them today. So inspired, I paired the youthful hairstyle with the striped sweater-dress Fabulously Free in SL group gift by Sevyn East and ran with it. I hope you enjoy this fun look as much as I do.

The Hairstyle – This hairstyle by No Match is their current free group gift. Called No Socks, it really made me think of being little and barefoot in the springtime. It comes with a full fatpack of hair colors, and can be resized. Also included are system layer hair-bases, and a set of mesh head hair-base appliers (Omega, Lelutka, Catwa, TMP). You’ll need to wear the No Match group tag to get this gift. The current group join fee is 50 linden and there are quite a few past group gifts available on the second floor.

The Sweater Dress – I think it’s the stripes that made this off-the-shoulder sweater dress seem so youthful to me. It’s the current Fabulously Free in SL group gift by Sevyn East. I could also see it paired with some tall boots. It comes with a color/texture change hud that has 4 preset options, all of which are striped. To get your copy of this free gift just wear your Fab Free group tag and click the gift vendor at Sevyn East. If you’re not a Fabulously Free in SL group member yet, you can join for free.

Sizes Included: Belleza (Freya, Venus), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara

Here are the details:

Hair – no.match_ ~ NO_SOCKS ! – Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Dress – Sevyn East January Dress – Free Fab Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Socks – Classy Chics – CC Tube Socks – Maitreya Applier HUD
Shoes – REIGN.- GLITTER CHUCKIES
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pose by Elephante
Location – Rustic Retreat

 

 


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Story of My Life


Awkward

Hey There Fab Free’rs, I’m glad you’re here. I feel like the sign board Pru is holding says what could be the title to Pru’s autobiography. lol Really, this sign board by Le Poppycock with the cheeky saying is one of many free gifts at The Liaison Collaborative. The current round of TLC is an anniversary round so there are several gifts either at the vendor booths or in the center of the event on little carts. In addition to this gift by Le Poppycock, Pru is wearing the free TLC gift by Canimal. Both gifts require the free-to-join TLC group tag.

The Sign Board – This free gift at TLC by Le Poppycock comes with the pose needed to hold this fun prop. The board itself has several sayings, some a bit cheeky like this one, and some not. It’s great for photos, and I would even use it as décor.

The Romper – Also a free gift at TLC, this romper by Canimal is a Maitreya fit (I believe). It comes on it’s own, unboxed. To get your copy of this gift and all the others, be sure to join the Liaison Collaborative group and wear the tag before clicking the gift boxes.

Here are the details:

Hair – TRUTH VIP Kaijah – Recent VIP Gift *Originally Blogged Here 
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Eyes – Buzzeri – Celestial – Wolf
Lip Gloss – Lisa Walker – L.W BUBBLEGUM GLOSS (CATWA) LIPSTICK 0.1
Tattoos – The Ivory Rose – I&R moth & moon tattoo /Seer tattoo
Romper – [Canimal] Paradise Pink Camo – Free TLC Group Gift @TLC 
Sign w/Pose – Le Poppycock *Just Say It*Free TLC Group Gift @TLC 
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Location – Erebos Harbor


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Feels Like Summertime


I have no idea what to call this.

Hello hello Fab Free’rs! Happy Saturday. In my post today I want to share with you the March group gift at PumeC and the Fabulously Free in SL group gift by Posh Tale. The combination of the two really made me daydream about warmer weather. I hope you like them both as much as I do.

The Skin – The March group gift at PumeC is a full skin with Genus head and body appliers for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and Omega  in all skin tones. This gorgeous gift also includes body only base skins in each tone, a default shape, and brow shaper. For me the best part o Free f this skin is the summery freckles across the forehead, cheeks, and nose. The PumeC group has a one-time join fee of 399 linden and there are several previous group gifts still available. Below is a copy of the vendor ad so you can peep the six skin tones and get a better look at those lovely freckles.
March group gift #1

The Top – This low-cut, draped halter style top is the free Fabulously Free in SL group gift by Posh Tale. It’s the perfect warm weather top. Included with this fitted mesh top is a color change hud with 12 solid color options to choose from. There’s also an alpha layer so the top can be worn by classic non-mesh avatars as well. To get your copy, head to the group gift area of the Posh Tale store and click the gift vendor. Don’t forget to wear your Fab Free group tag!

Here are the details:

Hair – Wasabi // May Mesh Hair
Head – GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face
Skin – #PUMEC – March Gift #1 – For Genus – Free Group Gift / Group is 399L to Join
Eyes – Buzzeri – Celestial – Wolf
Top – .PoshTale. Deme Plunging Top – Free Fab Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Tattoo – The Ivory Rose – I&R moth & moon tattoo
Held Sunglasses – Dilly Dolls – *DD* Bertha Shades – Folded – Past Group Gift *Originally Shown Here
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Pose by Foxcity
Photo taken at Backdrop City


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Psychosomatic


Psychosomatic

Hello Fab Free. Today’s post is a little melancholy, though appropriately so. If you are, or ever were into EDM (Electronic Dance Music) you know who the man on Pru’s shirt. Keith Flint, probably best known for his work with the band Prodigy, took his own life early this week. Despite his often menacing appearance on stage, he has been described by those who knew him as a kindhearted soft-spoken gentile soul. Music will never be quite the same without his creative spark.

The designer behind the brand Beautiful Hustler has put out this top as a free group gift in tribute to the beloved singer, dancer, and front-man. The top comes in a single mesh size (not sure if it is fitted or standard), as well as mesh sizes for Maitreya Lara, Belleza (all), Tonic (all), and Slink (all) mesh bodies. The Beautiful Hustler group is free to join.

Also, Pru is wearing a recent limited time free group gift nose ring by PUNCH. This crescent-moon shaped piercing is technically rigged to fit the Catwa Catya head, however it fit Pru’s Genus Project Classic head without any issues. The piercing is free to all PUNCH group members, and the group is free to join.

Lastly I just wanted to put this out there, if you are feeling low, low enough that suicide sounds like a plausible option, please please please talk to someone. Anyone. Here is a link to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ .

Here are the details for this look:

Hair & Hair-base – adoness : ainia : brown
Head – GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face
Skin – Essences Nari K
Nose Ring – PUNCH / Lune {Nose Ring} – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Top – Beautiful Hustler – [bh] The Prodigy Top Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Bra – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara Mesh Bra (Included w/Maitreya Lara Body)
Tatoos – Ivory & Rose – I&R Somber tattoo / I&R Downhearted tattoo
Jeans – VINYL – Fallout Open Fly Jeans Pak Grey
Shoes – REIGN.- GLITTER CHUCKIES
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Pose by Foxcity
Photo taken at Backdrop City

 


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The Oracle


The Oracle

Hello Fab Free! I’m so glad you’re here. This look I came up with for Pru reminded me of an Oracle like the ones in stories about ancient Rome. Maybe it’s the fiery eyes, or the detailed pendant. Both items are free gifts at the Summoning Spring Fair. I used several gifts from the Summoning Spring Fair to create this unique look. I hope you enjoy them.

The Hair – As I mentioned there are lots of free gifts to be had at the Summoning Spring Fair. CHARME happens to have 2 gifts. This swing-bob style hair is their free gift, and if you pick up both of the CHARME gifts you’ll get the hairstyle with 4 total color change huds. This free hairstyle also has a unique feature that lets your color/texture the top strands of the hair separately from the rest to give the style a lot of dimension and tons of color combinations.

The Tattoo – This mandala-like forehead tattoo is the Summoning Spring Fair gift from Fallen Gods. It comes in classic system layers along with an Omega applier. That means this freebie is suitable for mesh (Omega compatible) avatars and classic non mesh avatars. Not to mention with all the color choices, you could wear it with anything!

The Eyes – I think these intense eyes by Cubic Cherry might be my favorite of the free gifts at the Summoning Spring Fair. They come in several vibrant colors. This git set includes a pair of mesh eyes, a matching alpha layer, an optional shadow add-on for extra detail, a texture change hud, and an Omega applier hud for Omega compatible eyes.

The Necklace – Finally, this beautiful necklace is by On a Lark, and is also a free gift at the Summoning Spring Fair. I would consider this item to be unisex. It comes with a texture change hud that lets you pick from several preset options for the shiny stone, and 3 metal choices for the chain and setting.

Here are the details!

Hair – C H A R M E – Valentine – Monotones – Free Gift @Summoning Spring Fair
Horns –  [[Black Star]] Glamour Horns gold
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Ears – Mandala – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1
Tattoo – +Fallen Gods Inc.+ Kamal face tattoo – Free Gift @Summoning Spring Fair
Eyes – [Cubic Cherry] {Ruri} eyes Free Gift @Summoning Spring Fair
Septum Piercing – .random.Matter. – Rasputina Septum Ring – Gold
Necklace – On a Lark  *OAL* Gotland Orb – Free Gift @Summoning Spring Fair
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pose by Foxcity

 


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Fab Free Designer of the Week – Now and WooW

Hey There Fab  Free! It’s time for another edition of Fab Free Designer of the Week. This edition is all about a shop called “Now and WooW.” This little shop is a ladies fashion boutique that carries both mesh and applier clothing as well as shoes. At Now and WooW you’ll find mostly what I would consider club-wear. However there are shoes (as I mentioned before), some casual streetwear looks, a little bit of lingerie, and even a few hairstyles. It is definitely a little bit of everything, so there’s bound to be something for almost everyone. Sorry guys!

As you enter the Now and WooW shop you’ll see the information desk right away. In this area you can join the in-world group, which is free to join. There’s even a cool studded pair of free group gift high heeled shoes waiting for you next to the desk. Also on the wall next to the desk are the posters for the store associated groups and events. In this area of the Now and WooW store is where you can pick up your free Fabulously Free in SL group gift. You’ll need to wear your Fab Free group tag. If you’re not already a Fab Free group member, have no fear, the Fab Free group is free to join also. Happy Shopping Fab Free!