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Cruel Summer

Heyya FabFree!

Cruel Summer

This is gonna be a quick one since my real world is way too hot and the air conditioner is still kaput. So I’m all cranky and hot. :(   I’m trying to forget my RL troubles with a bit of SL fun so I popped over to the Cruel Summer Hunt going on at the I heart the Cart sale. I thought ‘cruel’ was appropriate for my mood.

Just grab the Hint Notecard at the beginning and look for the cactuses along the trail to find all kinds of nifty prizes for 2L. I hunted down this cute tank and skirt from Cupcake Clothing. The off-shoulder tank and the skirt are separate pieces and each has it’s own alpha layer. Each piece comes in the standard Mesh sizes XXS-L. The great sun hat is also included and it’s unrigged Mesh so you can reposition and resize to your heart’s content.

The Cruel Summer Hunt and the I heart the Cart sale will only run until July 31st so hurry over.

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet + Nails– Slink mesh Casual Hands +Flat feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hairlittle bones – Feline
ShoesNerdy Girl – Flower Sandals

 

Top + Skirt + Hat – Cupcake Clothing – (2L prize for the Cruel Summer Hunt) <- Direct TP to the Hunt trail.

 

Location – Kona Beach

 

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Garden Essentials

Garden Essentials

Glitterati‘s July gift is out and the store is generous with gifts. The join fee is 100L but that gives you access to the gorgeous current gift you see in the picture above plus all the past gifts (over 80 dresses) which you can pick up in a box nearby. This dress comes in all the standard sizes plus busty sizes, as well as Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and fitmesh standards. You’re bound to find your fit. It’s perfect for a summery get away.

Have you stopped by the Hair Fair yet? Vendors are donating a portion of the profits to a good cause – Wigs for Kids – so its a good reason to spend some linden PLUS! many of the booths are giving beautiful gifts… like this gorgeous pony tail from Besom. This lovely mesh hair comes in essential colors and complimented my summery style rather nicely and was FREE no group required. Just stop by the booth and pick it up!

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I decided I wanted some jewelry to add to my look, and found some pretty FREE items at Candy Crunchers that I really love. This is the Carissa Septum piercing and the Drop necklace. Either/or are yours FREE if you slap their respective Midnight Mania boards and they lockdown. Both boards lock down at just 50 slaps so get there early. There was also a board for some pretty rings too!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Besom – Neptune – Essentials (FREE to all Gift @ the Hair Fair)
Septum Piercing – Candy Crunchers – Carissa Septum (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/Board Locks at 50 Slaps, No Group Required)
Necklace – Candy Crunchers – Drop Necklace (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/Board Locks at 50 Slaps, No Group Required)
Dress – Glitterati – Group Gift – July 2016 (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Precious Mules in Cyan

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – Two Moon Gardens

Astrids Signature


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Driftin’

Heyya Fabfree

Driftin'

I don’t know about your part of the real world right now, but mine is freakin’ hot. So of course this is the time the air conditioning decides to fry itself. I need to find a cool pool and relax! If only the real life was as easy to that as Second Life.  I’d be right at home with this super cute pool floatie from Bad Unicorn. The ‘Mega Unicorn Floatie’ is one of the current Group Gifts in the main store and it was so cute I had to grab it. The floaty comes in a wearable and a rezzable version and only takes up five land impact so I have him bobbing around my pond to make me smile.

I needed a nice new swimsuit to compliment my floatie friend and Pixal Perfect has this hot little number as the 1L prize for the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt. This is the ‘July Swimsuit’ and not only do you get the cute suit, you get a HUD to change the color of the top with four choices. The suit comes in the standard Mesh sizes XXS-L as well as in appliers for SLink Physique and Hourglass. The hunt runs until

Topping off my summertime cool is my new hairstyle from Mello, a ‘new to me’ designer. This is ‘detox’ and it comes with a HUD for seventeen wild and pastel colors. Detox is one of the current Group Gifts at Mello and the group is free to join!

I think I’m just gonna chill here for awhile……

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet– Slink mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Glasses –Amala – Smitten Kitten Sunglasses
Coconut Cocktail – Sulal

 

Hair – Mello – Detox – (FREE/0L/ Group Gift) – Group is free to join

Swimsuit – Pixal Perfect – July Swimsuit – (1L prize for the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt)

Floatie – Bad Unicorn – Mega Unicorn Floatie – (FREE/0L/Group Gift) – Group is free to join

Location – Kona Beach

 

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Your Friday Hunt Report

pastelpartyhuntIt’s Friday, so time once again to let you in on all the hunts going on right now, PLUS the ones that will be happening in the weeks to come. So much hunt goodness… so little time!

You’ve got about a week left for all of the July hunts, so you might want to check out hunts like the Pastel Party Hunt, Beached Bunny, or Around The Grid in 80 Days (now in its fourth installment). I’m also curious about the Raining Tacos Hunt. That sounds weird but fun to me.

If you poke the names here in this post, you’ll receive all the pertinent information about each hunt.

You say you’re new to hunting? Need help learning the ropes?
Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

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Catch Me in your Dreams

Catch Me in Your Dreams

25L Tuesdays are a dream come true for roleplayers in Second Life… though I think this special item I came across today would please just about anyone. On a Lark has a pretty camisk out that roleplayers may just want to add to their wardrobe… and those of you who wear modern clothes could wear it with a pair of jeans and call it a pretty shirt. This is the “Envelop” top by On a Lark.

You can buy this pretty camisk today in a multitude of colors (and I do mean a lot of colors) for just 25L each. It comes in all your standard mesh sizes, as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Belleza, Physique, and Hourglass, and each of the fits comes in two different textures for each color — a plain and a damask. Beware if you wear it alone! It covers the front but not the hiney (*winks*). I’m showing you a picture at the bottom of this post so you can see the pretty bow in the back that is the icing on the cake so to speak.

Pixel Box offered a weekend gift of a necklace Dreamcatcher that I added to my pretty look. This is a FREE TO ALL gift that you can pick up at the store. Sunday was supposed to be the last day that the gift was out, but when I checked this morning, it was still there… so I recommend haste if you like it and don’t want to miss out!

Catch Me in Your Dreams 2

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Exile – Where We Belong
Necklace – Pixel Box – Gift Steampunk Dreamcatcher Steampunk Long (FREE to all Gift/0L/No Group Required) – HURRY, this offer could end at any time!
Outfit – On a Lark – Envelop – in snow (25L for 25L Tuesday)

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar Roleplay Sim

Astrids Signature


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Fire and Ash

Hello again, Fabfree.

fire and ash

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been participating in several Hunts this week and I needed to stop in and show you this elegant vintage suit from Fire and Ash Design. This is ‘Mobster’ in black and red and it’s the 1L prize for the ‘For Him Hunt 2’  ‘Mobster’ comes in the standard Mesh sizes XS-XL and is all one piece. The hat is a separate item and has a resize script to get the right fit. While the suit is called Mobster and it certainly does harken back to the 1930s, I feel it would make an excellent Steampunk look or really any vintage outfit.

The ‘For Him Hunt runs until July 31st so don’t delay.

I remain most sincerely yours,
Gabe's Signiture

 

Gabriel is wearing ~

Hair – Dura – Boy 63
EyesIKON – Hope Eyes in “Field”
Hands + NailsSlink– SLink Male Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Skin7 Deadly S{K}ins – Daan

 

Complete Outfit + Hat – Fire and Ash Design – Mobster – (1L prize for the “For Him Hunt 2)

 

Location – Templemore

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A Girl and Her Bird

A Girl and Her Bird

It’s Saturday! And that means 30L specials abound… but I also have a special freebie for you today and a 1L goodie as well to round out a roleplay look that you won’t want to miss out on.

I stopped by Torvis Weapons today and discovered this beautiful red silk called Vidina on special for 30L. It includes the fitmesh camisk which you also get in Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink fits plus the gold bracelets, gold belt and a gold collar (collar not shown). For 30L, if you are an avid roleplayer, this is a steal!

Every archer needs a bow, and I found a very nice realistic one on the Marketplace for only 1L. It has both a scripted and nonscripted version in the box so you can save on scripts if you roleplay in a “write only” area, or if you roleplay in an area where GM weapons are used, simply use the GM version of the weapon. This “Deathrays’ simple bow” makes a nice prop and is easy to use. It was only 1L on the Marketplace!

If you are a photographer in Second Life, you might also want to stop by Lorien today and pick up the 10 pack of “Naughty Girl” poses that are out. I am showing you one from the pack that you can get today for just 30L. These are very nicely done and for only 30L that’s just 3L per pose!

A Girl and Her Bird 2

The last item I have to show you today is very special indeed. It’s nice to have a shoulder pet in rp, but realistic ones can be very expensive. Grizzly Creek currently has two on the marketplace that are FREE and fully functional with beautiful animations and movement.

I’m showing you the Cutthroat Finch but there is another beautiful bird you can pick up for FREE if you check out their store, as well as many other high quality pets for regular price. You might find yourself quite addicted to these gorgeous babies! This particular pet can be rezzed or worn, and is only 3 prim when rezzed! The shoulder pet itself is a low lag 6 scripts.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Truth – Leticia
Outfit – Torvis Weapons – Vidina Silks in Red (30L for 30L Saturday)
Bow and Quiver – Deathrays’ Dollar Store – Deathrays’ simple bow for GM meter (1L on the Marketplace)
Shoulder Pet (bird) – Grizzly Creek – FREE Cutthroat Finch (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)

Pose by Lorien (30L for 30L Saturday – 10 pack, 1 shown)

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar Roleplay Sim

Astrids Signature


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Your Friday Hunt Report

flirty-summer-hunt-logoGood Morning Fabulous Fans! There are lots of fun hunts going on right now, so if you love fabulously free stuff, there’s no better time to take up the sport of hunting.

The Paws, Tails & Whiskers Hunt and the Stars and Stripes Hunt end today, so if you want in on those it’s time to jump up off the couch and grab your hunting bag.

A couple of hunts just started today. You can be the first kid on your block to participate. They are the Flirty Summer Hunt and the Raining Tacos Hunt. Who doesn’t like tacos?!

You say you’re new to hunting? Need help learning the ropes?
Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

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Not a Wall Flower

Not a Wall Flower

Call me old school if you will, but Casablanca is one of my favorite movies… right up there with Citizen Kane. So when I realized there was a Casablanca remake Sim in Second Life I knew I wanted to check it out. Loki got there before me, but my turn has long been overdue… I just hadn’t found the right outfit… until now.

The Moda Midnight Mania board locked down again yesterday, giving me another set of great FREE shoes for my slink feet. These heels are stunning and come in white with a hud to change the metal on the underside (gold, silver, or bronze). If you missed them when they locked down yesterday, they are there also again today, only in a slightly modified version… so they are worth locking down again today if you picked them up yesterday. I’ve heard a few people say they had some delivery issues. Not to worry, just hit the redelivery terminal and they will be sent to you!

And then I realized that I’d missed the June group gift for TBO The Beautiful Ones! But luckily it is still out! This Venus Dress in Turquoise is still out, though I’m not sure for how long. It comes in all your standard fitmesh sizes and also supports all the major mesh body types like Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza. It has a beautiful front, and equally dramatic back (with a plunging back… phew… sexy) and fits like a dream.

There are several ways you can pick up this stunner. If you are a group member (the group membership is 25L) the dress is yours FREE, just pay the terminal 1L and your 1L is immediately refunded and the dress is delivered to you. You can also opt to pay the special price of just 10L if you don’t have any group space, or wish to opt out of joining the group. OR if you are already a subscriber, you can click the subscriber and the dress will be delivered to you completely FREE, no group required. Note: this does not work for new subscriber members, you must have been a past subscriber, so this is a good reason to subscribe and stay a subscriber!

Not a Wall Flower 2

Though I admit that Casablanca the movie was in black and white… I always imagine it being a colorful world. When I saw this FREE group gift flower headpiece by Finesmith (the group is FREE to join), I knew I had to add it to my look… it just had the right feel to finish off what I wanted to feel (yes lots of feels in there right?). Because of course at Casablanca there can never really be any wall flowers… not really… or if they are, they are wall flowers in disguise, pretending to be wall flowers when they are really not. Or that’s somehow the way I imagine that world. “Play it again, Sam!”

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body and Hands – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Estelle
Headpiece – Finesmith – I Want to Name it Bob (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – .:TBO:. The Beautiful Ones – Venus Dress Turquoise (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 25L to Join — OR — Pay 10L — OR If you are already a subscriber (not a new one) you can get the dress FREE by clicking the subscriber and it will be delivered to you)
Shoes – [MODA] – Deshi Fan Platform Heels & Hud – White (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/No Group Required)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Casablanca in Second Life

Astrids Signature


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Art Deco Darling

Tuesday
I feel a little like a Showgirl in these fabulous group gifts from Swallow and SlackGirl, and I’m perfectly fine with that! It’s been a while since I showed some pretty makeup and accessories, so these group gifts are just the thing. It’s extra fun that they all happen to look so lovely together!

SlackGirl is one of my favorite stores for makeup in Second Life. There seem to always be group gifts as well, which certainly doesn’t hurt. This gorgeous lipstick is part of the huge Clarice set available FREE to all SlackGirl group members. This particular gift is for the Catwa head-wearers only. The gift includes 3 huds with 8 lipstick shades each. I really like the high shine of these lipsticks, it’s a nice departure from the matte lipsticks you see a lot. Also at SlackGirl, along with many other gifts, are these pretty little eye jewels. These FREE group gift eye jewels can be worn with mesh or classic avatars. The gift includes a left and right attachment, and a hud that allows you to adjust the jewel color, and the metal color. The SlackGirl group has a one time join fee of 100 lindens, however I’m certain you won’t be disappointed, there are several group gifts still available including the ones I’ve shared here.

I will admit, I don’t often wear earrings in Second Life, but I think these are beautiful! These art deco looking earrings are one of several FREE group gifts out at Swallow. These beautiful earrings include a color change hud as well, and can be resized using the hud. I’m sure you’ve been wondering about the pretty butterflies floating around my hair! These are another FREE group gift at Swallow. This butterfly headpiece comes in several colors and can be sized via touch menu, I of course chose this orange color because it reminds me of the Monarch butterflies I love. At the original size this accessory is more of a hat, but I used the resize scripts and scaled mine down to look more like a fancy fascinator. The Swallow group also has a one time join fee of just 30 lindens. This is a steal when you consider the lovely group gifts available!

Finally, if you like the pretty face Pru has on with the red eyeliner that goes so well with the lipstick from SlackGirl, it’s another of the Corrie gacha appliers Essences has available for just 75 lindens per play at The Liaison Collaborative ! There’s more info about this head applier in my previous post here.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Butterfly Headpiece – ^^Swallow^^ Butterfly – FREE Group Gift/Group is 30L to Join

Hair MINA – Astrid – Light brown

Head – CATWA HEAD Dyana  *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Eyes –  IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Eye JewelsSlackGirl –  ::SG:: D.Gems – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join

Earrings – ^^Swallow^^ Deco Earring with Hud – FREE Group Gift/Group is 30L to Join

LipstickSlackGirl – ::SG:: Clarice Lips FOR CATWA ONLY – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join

Head Applier – Essences – #05 Essences [CorrieP02] – 75L per/play @The Liaison Collaborative 

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