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You Give Me Butterflies

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Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you are in the midst of a relaxing weekend as Ripley and I are!  After reading Love’s post {HERE} about the new update for Slink hands, I teleported right over to Slink, tapped the re-delivery terminal, and scooped up the latest release.  Thank you for the tip, Love!  I then picked up a few Bento-friendly poses on the Marketplace, and decided to incorporate the 60L “Touch” pose from Kiss Me Poses in my main photo for today’s post.  I added the butterflies, which were an old gotcha prize from Cubic Cherry, and the effect was very picturesque.

Say Yes to the Mini Dress

My dress today is a free group gift from Pacagaia Creations called the Ginna Harness dress.  Although the join fee is 100L, a versatile texture change HUD is included with the March gift, and there are 7 other freebies on the wall of the store for group members.  I love the strappy detailing on this sexy Ginna dress, and the subtle sheen of its texture.  With realistic folds and creases, this curve-hugging number draws the eye to all the right places.  Although the windlight setting and reflections I used for my snapshot make it look like there is purple in the dress, it truly is a lovely shade of green (you can get a glimpse of the true color in the photo below), in honor of St.  Patrick’s Day.  If you don’t want to sport a foresty hue, there are a number of other options in the color change HUD included in the gift box.  You can set the straps and body of the dress the same color as I have done, or you can use a contrasting texture for the straps to make the design really pop.   For the body of the dress, there are of 8 solid colors or two patterns in the HUD, while the straps have 10 texture options.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Physique, TMP and Venus
  • Mesh for classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, and L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Texture HUD for customizing the straps and body of dress separately

Perfectly Polished From Head…
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I found a sweet pair of shamrock earrings in the Stylovely shop on the Marketplace for only 5L.  Even though St. Patrick’s Day has passed, I will still periodically wear these little lovelies in the hope that they might bring me some of the luck of the Irish.  I really like their detailed texture, and the way they dangle gently from my earlobes.

To Toe…
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With delicate straps and sparkling gemstones, these free Sandra heels from ChicChica added plenty of glam to my outfit.  Designed for Slink mid feet, they are ornate enough to be paired with an elegant gown, yet coordinate beautifully with the more casual frock I chose to don today.  They are a special free gift to celebrate St. Patricks’ Day, and I’m not sure how much longer they will be set out, so if you want to claim a pair for your own, don’t delay.  I’d suggest heading on over to ChicChica as soon as possible.

That’s a Wrap

I hope you enjoyed my green-themed outfit for today.  Ripley and I will be on the look out for another Fabulous Find to share with you soon.  Until my next post…..happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa mesh head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair Azalea

Earrings:  **Stylovely** Shamrock/Clover earrings (5L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  Pacagaia Creations Ginna Harness Mini Dress (free group gift 0L/100L to join)

Shoes:  ChicChica Sandra Heels (free gift 0L no group needed)

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Cubic Cherry and Kiss Me Poses

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest
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Soap Is Slippery Business, That Ain’t No Lye!

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Good afternoon Fabulous Readers! Today I am stopping in to share news about a new group gift with a fatpack of dresses and tell you a little real life secret of mine.

Fatpacking Hali

Serena recently blogged about a gorgeous group gift at Miss Chelsea [HERE], and they have released an awesome fatpack of the jersey dresses called Hali as shown below.  This group is 100L to join, but between the gown that Serena previously showed that is still available and this fun fatpack, it’s worth every little linden you’ll have to part with to join.

Sizes included:

  • Belleza Isis & Freya
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Maitreya Lara

.miss chelsea. hali dress - group gift @ the main store now!

 

My Undirty Little Secret

I am sure you all know that my biggest shopping crutch in Second Life is probably… hair, and that is a sweet spot for many of us girls here on the grid, but we all have real life shopping crutches too, and one of mine…  is handmade soap!

I can’t get enough of the bubbly stuff.  I have stacks and baskets, and bags full and still buy more.  On occasion I’ll even make some myself!  Anyways, I pretty much “SQUEEEE-ed” when I came across the new Soap Collection Gacha Set by Kraftworks at this round of The Cosmopolitan Sales Room, I couldn’t help myself!  This machine is just 50L per play and offers 9 commons and 1 rare (the scale).

I really thought the slippery soap should have been the rare, because it’s so funny.  I did another little GIF to show you what happens when you rez the Slippery Soap and sit on it.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Hands – Slink AvEnhance Dynamic Hands
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Char
Dress – Miss Chelsea Hali Dress (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Shoes – Ingenue Ulla Sneakers (featured @ Collabor88)
Soap Store Furnishings – Kraftwork The Soap Collection (50L per play @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Pose  by Sari Sari

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Aphrodite Valentine Market & Hunt – Prize Preview

Hi there Fabulous Readers! Just popping in to share news that Aphrodite Shop is hosting a Valentine Market and there you will find 6 hidden teddybears priced at just 1L each with high quality Valentine animations and décor!  I rezzed them all and snapped photos so you can see which ones they are before you part with your lindens as each bear is numbered!  I couldn’t find the end date for this particular event, so make sure to head down there ASAP if you’d like any of these items for yourself!

Prize Preview

As you can see from the photos below, #1 is probably the largest of the prizes as it includes all the décor shown as well as rose petals and is filled with plenty of cuddly couples animations, but they are all really nice romance inspired items.

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  1. Aphrodite Shop Romantic Valentine’s Scene – 1L Valentine Market Hunt – Filled with plenty of couples animations!
  2. Aphrodite Shop Valentine’s Cake “Happy Valentines” – 1L Valentine Market Hunt – decor
  3. Aphrodite Shop Will You Be My Valentine? Couples Pose – 1L Valentine Market Hunt – One Couples pose (yep, I’m short one photo partner today!)- includes the floral arch
  4. Aphrodite Shop Valentine Buffet Valentine’s Cake – 1L Valentine Market Hunt – decor
  5. Aphrodite Shop Chocolates Box – Heart Shaped – 1L Valentine Market Hunt – decor
  6. Aphrodite Shop Potted Red Roses – 1L Valentine Market Hunt – décor

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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 – Truth Azalea
Dress – Just Because Daria

The Stuff…

  1. Aphrodite Shop Romantic Valentine’s Scene – 1L Valentine Market Hunt
  2. Aphrodite Shop Valentine’s Cake “Happy Valentines” – 1L Valentine Market Hunt
  3. Aphrodite Shop Will You Be My Valentine? Couples Pose – 1L Valentine Market Hunt
  4. Aphrodite Shop Valentine Buffet Valentine’s Cake – 1L Valentine Market Hunt
  5. Aphrodite Shop Chocolates Box – Heart Shaped – 1L Valentine Market Hunt
  6. Aphrodite Shop Potted Red Roses – 1L Valentine Market Hunt

 

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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: GlamGal GlamStuff

Good morning everyone :).  I have another FabFree group gift announcement for you!  GlamGal GlamStuff has joined our Designer 2.0 program and has a fun animated décor item for you, as a Fabulously Free in SL group member!

Thank you for your generosity Jillian Dorchester.

GlamGal GlamStuff – Added 02/08/17

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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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Let’s Talk About L O V E

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Hey FabFree! I am back real quick to share some more freebie news with you today!  I even grabbed Carson from his evening shopping run (which I am usually not allowed to interrupt) to come and show off a great new couples gift.  As you can see he is already planning his exit with his eye on the door… because …

Hello Tuesday is just for one day!

Carson had just picked up the  A&D Vest & Shirt at the Cosmopolitan Sim location for 50% off – priced only at 100L for today only.  There are plenty of other great stops on the sim with items either 50% off or priced at 50L, so have a stroll and check it out!  You might even see him there.

Stop in at Rowena’s Designs Too

Today as I was picking up the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift at Rowena’s Designs [freshly announced HERE], I noticed that they also had this sexy Gwen dress as a free SLF&O group gift!  This smoking hot dress comes with a texture change hud for several different colours and also includes several sizes for different body types.

Let’s Talk About Love

You know…  I’m a sucker for stuff with my name on it and when Carson saw the new group gift at Earthworx , he knew I had to have it.  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Earthworx has put out a lovely decorative Floor Shelf with a potted glitter heart that comes in at just 6 prims.  The funny part was… after it was all set up, I noticed it had 3 couples dance animations in it!  The pose we are in is from one of the three animations.  What a sweet  bonus 🙂  This group is 25L to join.

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Love is wearing & Stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Elikatira Quinn
Dress – Rowena’s Designs Gwen (free SLF&O group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Empire Cranesbill

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: A&D Vest & Shirt -Hugh- Coffee-Creme  @ Cosmo $100 half price Tuesday
Pant:s 69 Park Ave GQ Casual Gray Pants @Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift  $0L/$50L to join
Shoes: PREY – Men’s Red Deck Shoes   Group Gift FREE  $0L/$0L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

The Stuff…

Floor Shelf – Earthworx Deco Floor Shelf w/ Dances (free group gift / 0L / 25L to join)

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Bad Hair Day

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That Airborne Jet Lag Feeling…

Heya gang! I’m glad to be back after my excursion into that zone called Real Life for a family event… (That place isn’t what it’s cracked up to be… js)  It was a whirlwind trip but I’m so happy to be back home surrounded by all the things I love (dog included).  And I’m glad to be back and get all pixelly with you all, playing at all the things I love, including skateboarding.  I have several group gifts to show you and and an actual purchase *gasp* to show off today, so let’s get at it. I found several group gifts at Costarlos , but chose the Andy T-Shirt as my choice today. It looks casual and fun and perfect for grabbing some air. The group is FREE to join and the board of gifts available are FREE to members.

Panting and Out of Breath…

I found out that the TopGun Aviator Sunglasses I picked up at the Cosmopolitan Advent last month is also a FREE Group Gift at A&D Clothing . This makes me so happy because I love wearing these and can adjust the lens transparency with the included HUD. This group is also FREE to join. While I was at A&D Clothing I carved over ( totally surprised they let me skateboard in the store) to the Costner Pants display and thought those would be comfortable for a day grinding on the sidewalks. The Costner Pants set me back $199L,  but I was happy to part with my lindens. They also come in other colors or can be bought as a fatpack.

Retreading it…

I’m also wearing a FREE group gift from Vale Koer. The Vasiforms with Color Change HUD, that I have previously shown [HERE], is still available and is so versatile that you will want to keep these in your footwear closet.

Hair today, Gone tomorrow….

I know you’re thinking that I must have been bursting not being able to blog for a few days (by the length of this post) and you’d be right. Before I left, my big sister Serena bullied me told me that I needed to step out of my 4 year old comfort zone and explore new hair, if not for me, then as a service to you all, the readers. She said hair has come a long way in 4 years and to embrace the mesh. Love even mentioned that my old hair looked “blocky” and “like a helmet”  (I preferred the term “chunky”). I relented and went hair shopping. My mission was to find hair that was so similar to my old hair that the ladies would have a hard time telling the difference. I achieved that goal by stopping by ARGRACE and picking up one of their many FREE Subscriber Gifts. the Minato Hair is what I was looking for when I set out to update my hair. I plan on finding similar but different hair styles in the future to get a hair rotation going (can’t let the girls have all the fun).

Poking at Bad Unicorns…

Finally, (ikr?) My skateboard and backdrop both come from the same place. By joining the group for FREE at Bad Unicorn,  you can get both the Skateboard (that comes with an AO) and the B.A.D Backdrop for FREE. Now I’m off to Top Gun with the bros and impress the hos.  Later, dudes!

 

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Carson is wearing…

Shirt: Costarlos – Andy T-Shirt  Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Pants: A&D Clothing –  Costner Mesh Beige Pants $199L
Accessories: A&D Clothing – TopGun Retro Glasses Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Footwear: Vale Koer – Vasiforms with Color Change HUD Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Hair: ARGRACE – Minato Hair  Subscriber gift FREE $0L/$0L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Prop: Bad Unicorn B.A.D. Backdrop Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Prop: Bad Unicorn Skateboard w/ AO Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join

Sim: Private Skateboarding Park – AKA Carson’s roof

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Baubles & !gOs

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Lacing Up the Skates…

I’m going skating, (or at least virtually… It is just too cold to go outside today). And you can too with the FREE Christmas gifts from AvaGirl & AvaBoy. For the men, the gift was Baubles Bear Sweater and Ice Skates w/ animations. Just wear the skates and your walking and running movements make you skate like a pro. There are ladies gifts as well in the AvaGirl store. I also grabbed a pair of Bruce Rolled Mesh Jeans off of the Rispetto Designs cart at the Wash Cart Sale. As with all the other items from the Cart Sale, the jeans were only $10L.

Too Cool for the Ice…

If you’d rather just sit and watch, at least do it comfortably in the Todd Shirt & Jacket which is the Day 18 Male Advent gift from !gO. The jacket can also be worn separately to match your style. Now, if I only had a drink to dip this candy cane in…

 

!gO!- Todd Shirt & Jacket Day 18 Advent Calendar

Carson is wearing…

Hoodie: AvaGirl & AvaBoy – Baubles Bear Sweater – FREE CHRISTMAS GIFT $0L

Footwear: AvaGirl & AvaBoy – Ice Skates w/ animations FREE CHRISTMAS GIFT $0L

Pants: Rispetto Designs – Bruce Rolled Mesh Jeans – @ The Wash Cart Sale $10L

Jacket: !gO – Todd Shirt & Jacket Day 18 Advent Calendar FREE to members$0L/$50L to join

Skin: Belleza – Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Mabibu Isles

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Elf on a Shelf?

Tiar - Xmas Snow Globe - Home For The Holiday's Hunt

A Christmas Card to One and All…

First, I want to send out Holiday greetings to all the FabFree designers and readers. You are truly why we do this. And special warm wishes to my new FabFree family… Thank you all for welcoming me back with open arms and helpful advice. I couldn’t do it without you.

Someone put Baby in a Snow Globe…

While working through the Home For The Holiday’s Hunt, I found the Xmas Snow Globe at Tiar. This snow globe has 4 animations and is adjustable to become your own favorite ornament. This hunt gift is only $1L. While I was a Tiar, I tapped the Midnight Mania Board and won the Unisex Santa Cargo Pants. I’m glad I won those FREE cargos, because it matched perfectly with the Merry Christmas Red Standing Collar Shirt another Home For The Holiday’s Hunt gift from K&A Design. As with all the gifts on this hunt, you can search it out for just $1L. If you don’t want to search, you can buy all the gifts on this hunt for $25L each next to the Home For The Holiday’s Hunt sign at each hunt location.

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: K&A Design – Merry Christmas Red Standing Collar Shirt – Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Pants: Tiar – Unisex Santa Cargos – Midnight Mania Board FREE $0L

Skin – Belleza – Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Pose: Tiar – Xmas Snow Globe – Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

CarsonCaibentag


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She’s The One

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Hello there Fabulous Readers! Ripley and I are back in a special edition, mid-week post to share another Fabulous Find which we discovered on one of our SL journeys.  Before I get into the details of my outfit, I’d like to begin with this sweet collection of poses from One Creations.  A free gift for Fab Free group members, this four pack contains static poses perfect for snapping photos or just plain looking lovely!  These worked fantastically with my Maitreya mesh body and were just right for capturing the perfect picture.  To add the “Body Language” pack to your pose collection, all you need to do is join the Fab Free Group (and with ALL the lovely FREE gifts, group members have so many benefits!), then teleport over to One Creations and give the gift board a tap.  To join the Fab Free Group, (free to join), copy and paste the following link into local chat in your SL Viewer, and click the group join link – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about .

After work tonight, while I was walking my fashion-seeking canine, he caught that oh-so-familiar scent of a bargain.  As I followed my furry friend, I wondered what his nose was leading me toward, and I was pleasantly surprised when he sat himself down and stared up at this Plunge Neck Skater Dress from the Culco Boutique.  The soft drape of the skirt and shimmering color of the fabric combine to create an alluring, feminine dress that is sure to please.  I love the way the horizontal band in the center accentuates the waist.  The gift contains appliers for mesh bodies as well as fitted mesh for classic avatars.  Best of all, this dress is free to Teleport Hub Group members.  There are lots of gifts available to Teleport Hub Group members, so the 10L joining fee really pays off in the long run.

After slipping Ripley a doggy snack, (I had to reward his hard work!), we headed over to The Free Dove to search for the perfect accessories.  There, just inside the front entrance, I spied the Twisted Hoops earrings display from Earthstones, and Ripley wagged his tail in approval.  Calleja Fairey first introduced Fab Free to these glittering earrings in her post here.  The gold and pearl hues of these free baubles accentuate the shade of my frock.  It’s hard to see the delicate texture of these earrings in my pictures, but trust me, they are gorgeous!

Next, I scoured my inventory, seeking a necklace to coordinate with my hoops.  Out of 100,000+ items in my inventory (after 8 years in SL, things have gotten a little out of hand there), you would think I could find the perfect match, but alas, it was time for more shopping.  Big grin!! From The Free Dove, we hiked over to Cae and tried our luck at the Whimsy gacha machine.  For 75L, you can win a necklace or earrings in one of 10 shades of beads with a color-change HUD that allows you to choose from 3 metal types.  Rip must be my lucky charm, because on my first try, the machine rewarded me with this charming Whimsy Necklace in Champagne.  Before I got that glazed “gacha” look in my eye, Ripley gave a gentle tug on his leash and led me off to Luane’s World, one of his favorite SL locations, to romp and play.  While he chased dragonflies at the water’s edge, I snapped these photos to share with you.

I hope the rest of your week goes well, and look forward to chatting with you again soon on Sunday.  As always, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Pia from Kustom9 – Jamaica 02 (rare gacha prize 99L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Eye Liner:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eye Liner

Lip Applier:  Birth Alura Catwa Lipstick Matte Subtle

Hair:  Exile Royal Command

Earrings: Earthstones Twisted Hoop Earrings (FREE at The Free Dove)

Necklace:  Cae Whimsy (75L gacha prize)

Dress:  Culco Boutique Plunge Neck Skater Dress (FREE Gift for Teleport Hub Group Members 0L/10L to join group)

Shoes:  Cero Style Shelda Heels

Poses:  One Creations One Body Language pose set (FREE gift for Fab Free Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Sim:  Luane’s World

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Your Friday Hunt Report

openhighwayhuntGood Morning Fabulous Fans! The end of summer isn’t far off, but there’s still time to participate in some super hunts.

Too tired to actually run around in Second Life? You might want to try the Marketplace Hunt. It takes place entirely on the Marketplace. You just have to look through each online store to find the item that’s only L$5. With 44 stops, that’s a lot of very reasonable shopping.

I love road trip movies, so I’m planning to go out on the Open Highway Hunt. It’s a tiny little hunt with only nine stops, so it should only take about an hour.

If those don’t get you excited, there are plenty of other hunts to choose from. Click the hunt names below until you find the one that’s just right for you.

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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