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The Draw to Enchantment

“Do you hear the call of the waves below?
Or the way the fishes move in the flow?
To Sea! To Sea! The Seagulls do caw.
From somewhere she answers…
She answers their call.
Can you see the foam layered on sand?
Or feel the way it creeps up your hand?
Her curls shine…Shine bright in the sun.
She smiles and dances…
She dances for fun.
She’s ready to share her treasure with you.
Though you’ll need to find it.
Before the others do.”
[Poem courtesy of the Enchantment Hunt]

The Draw of Enchantment [1]

I’ll be honest… I’m not one for hunts. (I’m one of those people who has a terrible time finding where I last left my glasses in real life, let alone finding a hunt item in SL!) But this Hunt drew me in the minute I saw the amazing line up of designers and the gorgeous gifts, and I knew I had to share it with you! Especially as every one of these hunt gifts are FREE. Just find the little purple shell, click it, and viola! You’ve found your prize!

The theme of the Enchantment Hunt is little mermaid. I found you a simply amazing mesh tail for only 50L at The Muses that works great with the mesh Maitreya Lara body (which is what I have) as well as system bodies (you can see the tail in the picture above.) The Muses sells their tail in two styles — Ianthe or Ondine and you can get either style in an amazing array of colors from either their Marketplace store or their in-world store. I admit to grabbing mine from the Marketplace simply for the convenience.

The shot above is also a great view of half of the gift you’ll find if you stop by .aisling. as you swim through this great hunt. Their gift composed of two parts: a pose and a prop. The picture above gives you a clear shot of the pose… the siren or mermaid reaching out to draw in her prey… the picture below gives you a good picture of the second half of .aisling’s. gift — a stunning dagger with an intricately detailed hilt for you to hold.

The Draw of Enchantment [2]

The Hunt includes 23 amazing stops — far too many for me to showcase in one post. But I tried to hit several to give you an idea of just how amazing these gifts really are. This skin by Lumae called Adore – Eione // Anemone (notice the amazing details with the scales on the skin?!) came with every applier imaginable, as well as different color brow options and was also part of the Hunt.

My tiara is an Enchantment Hunt gift courtesy of PurpleMoon Creations and when I stumbled upon it, I fell in love — not just with the detailing and style but with the thoughtfulness of the creator who added a color-change hud! There are 12 gem color options and 5 metal options!

My mesh pearls and sexy star seashell modesty breast covers are an Enchantment Hunt gift from [Glitzz] and just as generous as the other gifts as they included an easy to use resize script that made them easy to fit to my avatar’s shape. I loved that I did not have to modify my avatar to fit these items, but instead I could modify these items to fit my avatar.

Last but not least — it’s not a hunt item, but I found a fabulous gift from you from Alice Project! They have put out a promo on the marketplace as a FREE gift for customers called Summertime Sadness in a special set of Mini Medley colors. I chose this lovely pastel pink to complete my look, but there were lots of great colors on the hud. And as always, this mesh style from Alice project is just breathtaking!

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Find your own draw to the enchanted waters…

Skin – Lumae :: Adore – Eione // Anemone (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Hair – *Alice Project* Summertime Sadness (OL Marketplace Promo Gift)

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight

Hands – SLink

Mer Tail – The Muses. Ianthe – Ghost Mer Tail (50L on the Marketplace)

Necklace and Modesty Breast Covers – [Glitzz] Pearl Necklace and Star Sea Breast Jewelry (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Tiara – PurpleMoon Creations Aquaria Tiara with color change hud (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Pose and Dagger – .aisling. Pacte Pose and Pacte Dagger (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

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Your Friday Hunt Report

hunt SL final addicted to applier signGood Morning Fabulous Hunters! It’s hard to believe that Labor Day (the sort of official end of of the summer here in the USA) is almost upon us. There’s lots to be happy about in the hunt world this weekend here in the last bit of summer vacation.

So take a gander at all these fine hunts and find the one that’s just right for you. Your bulging inventory will thank you for all the free (or very nearly free) stuff before it’s time to head back to school.

New to hunting? 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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Days of magic

Hello Fabulous Folks! I’m getting my fantasy fix today at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival and I love it.

Days of magic

In RL, I happen to love Cosplay and have a few costumes that… yes… I wear. But there’s so few places to wear them. I mean… they’d toss me out of the Home Depot if I came in dressed as a Druid or something. So that leaves Second Life and trust me… I take advantage of it. I’ve been wearing the “Lisissandra” dress and jewelry from UNA non stop since I won them at the Carnival. I’m showing the Lisissandra top in the black and silver with the silver arm bands, the blue and white skirt with the silver belt, the black leather collar and bracers, and the silver headdress.

Days of magic

It’s such a gorgeous complete look I had to play till I won them all! The skirt is fit mesh but it doesn’t come with an alpha layer that I could find. But any slim skirt alpha will work nicely. The belt, collar, and bracers all come with a HUD to change the metal colors and the Headdress has a HUD to change the colored stones.  All this for only 50L per play!

The Fantasy Gacha Carnival runs until September 12!  Here’s your taxi to the event -> Let’s GO!

** Oh… and that guy…? He was dead when I got there….

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + nailsSlink mesh Casual Hands + the Basic HUD
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
Hair EMO-tions – Legolan

Dress +all accessories – UNA – (50L per play Gacha @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
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FDD At The Fantasy Gacha

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The Fantasy Gacha just opened up for another fresh round of goodies and I was tickled because I love to play dress-up!  I made my way down there last night to check it out and while it was a little tough to finally TP into, I managed after a handful of tries and fought my way through the crowd to play the heck out of the FDD Stories Trissa Machine!

This set is fitted mesh and is compatible with Maitreya, Slink and the system body.  The rare and ultra rares come with texture change huds so you can mix and match these items up for different looks with the 8 common pant options and 4 common gloves.  It really didn’t hurt a bit to pay the 75L per play, because I feel like a million bucks!

Trissa Gacha Ad

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin
Head Applier – League Luna

Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Catwa Leah
Outfit – FDD Stories Trissa (75L per play @ The Fantasy Gacha)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – MadPea Base

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What’s Black and White and Read all over…

….why, my blog post of course? *Waits for the groans to subside* Well, happy Thursday everyone! Trust me, my bad joke is not in vain, as this week, my blog post really is black and white…with a little bit of RED all over. I’m channeling my inner rockabilly, black and white movie star this week, both literally, and figuratively.

B&W1It all started with my dress. Before I go on, let me start by saying I got all my fabulous finds on the Marketplace, kinda. I’ll explain what the kinda means, a little bit later. Close-ups of each item are in the collage below. Oh yes, back to the dress. This gorgeous, retro coat/dress is from Angel DELUXE, and you can find it HERE on the Marketplace, for only L$9. It’s called the Poablack Rockabilly Coat, and it’s kind of like a wearable demo, except you can also get a demo for free if you’d like to try it on first. There are other versions of this beauty available, just not for the sweet L$9 price! It is mesh, and fits the standard sizes :)

My next retro-esque item is from [BE]lieve, and it is these sexy red heels I am sporting. When I saw the polka dots, while scrolling through pages and pages of shoes, I knew these were the ones. The aptly named Red Spiked Bow Heels are for SLink mid feet, and are non-rigged mesh, so you adjust their positioning if need be. I think they are a steal at only L$20, and the Marketplace link for them, is HERE. As an aside, the listing for these shoes says they are a 24hr promo only…but, I got them on Aug 5th, and as of today, they are still the same price. So they might be a permanent promo, or it’s just taking the creator awhile to change the price again, and if that’s the case, don’t wait to grab them if you love them like I do! I mean come on….spiked bows!

The last item I am featuring is my beautiful grey-toned skin. Now, this is where the ‘kinda’ comes in. You can find the lovely Film Noir Dame skin from Oddment on the Marketplace for a small sum of L$30 HERE. In the interest of full disclosure…I have actually had this skin in my inventory for many, many years, almost as long as I’ve been in SL. Do not let this persuade you that the skin is old and outdated…even after all this time, it is still beautiful. So no, there are not any appliers provided, however, a grey-tone is super easy to match, trust me! I almost did not need to use the ankle and wrist tattoo layers to blend my hands and feet, they were so easily matched. I have gotten a lot of wear out of Ms. Film Noir, and was super excited to see it still available, when I just happened across it recently, in a random search on Marketplace. Hooray!

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With a few more added touches (a few FabFreely priced, L$75 or under) to complete my outfit, I think I totally rocked my rockabilly/retro tv movie star look! Don’t you? How lucky was I to find a red phone booth for my main picture? LOL. With the fogginess of the W/L setting I chose, I felt like I was in a horror movie, with a monster, or zombie ready to pop out from behind the booth at any second! OK, now I need popcorn, this sounds like a great movie night! *grins*

OK lovelies, that is it for my post this week. I already have some thoughts in mind for next weeks post, so you keep an eye out next Thursday! Until then, TTFN.


What is Calle showing you…

Dress – Angel DELUXE – Poablack Rockabilly Coat – MESH (L$9 on Marketplace)
Heels – *[BE] – Red spiked bow heels – SLINK (L$20 on Marketplace)
Neck Tie – C&F Fifties Neck Scarf – Bright Red (L$49)
Face Gems – *P* Face Piercing ~ Eye Diamonds ~9 Metals/8 Gem Colors~(L$1 on Marketplace)
Skin – Oddment – Film Noir Dame (L$30 on Marketplace, HERE)
Hair – [e] Rush – Black 04
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EyesIKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and FeetSLink
Mani – beauty by alaskametro<3 Slink manicure/pedicure – “Candy Apple” (L$10 on Marketplace)

Collage PosesoOo Studio: Sexpot (free group gift/L$100 to join)

Location – Image Essentials

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL The CollectionGood morning Fabulous Friends! There are lots of fun hunts to tell you about, including two which just started today… The Collection (a Madpea event) and The Nishi Mall Crawl (a sim hunt with lots of prizes).

There are many more hunts to choose from of course, and the themes abound. Rock music, bowling, marriage, fashion, and birds, are just some of them. I’m sure you can find a theme that’s “the one” for you. Have a powwow with your friends and decide which one to go on!

New to hunting? 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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Just Say ‘I Do’

Hello hello, Fab Free Folks! I hope this brand new August is treating you well. With the start of August we have the start of a bunch of new Hunts including the 1L  ‘Marry Me Hunt’ from Nefeli Events.

Just Say "I Do"
I picked this Hunt because I am such a hopeless romantic. My real life wedding anniversary is in August so dressing up as a bride again in second life was just too much fun. I started with the dress, of course. This is the Chiffon Sparkle Wedding Gown from Kitty Shape Wears. You get both the dress and the shimmery veil in the Hunt prize. I know this is a wedding dress but the clean elegant lines would make this a lovely evening gown for any occasion.     Just Say "I Do"

 

I added some glamor and glitz with the “Beloved” jewelry set from Footpaw Industries. Your one Linden will score you the necklace, the earrings, two bracelets, the tiara, and two hair sticks. And again, this is lovely wedding wear but you could easily wear the set for any dress up occasion.

Now I just needed the perfect back drop for my new finery. Darkmatter stepped up and granted my wish with the gorgeous Lover’s Bench. The sweet little retreat comes loaded with three couples poses just right for photos.

The Marry Me Hunt runs until August 31st so hurry down the aisle!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Basic HUD
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
Hair – Damselfly – Asha

Dress – Chiffon Sparkle Wedding Gown – Kitty Shape Wears – (1L prize for Marry Me Hunt)

Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry Set – Footpaw Industries – (1L prize for Marry Me Hunt)

Bench – Lover’s Bench – Darkmatter – (1L prize for Marry Me Hunt)

 

LocationSarawak

 

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Something a little Different

Soon to be on FabFree

Some days you just don’t feel like getting all glammed up.  All that picking and matching, and trying to find that one folder in your inventory.  What was it called anyhow?  Luckily places like Grendel’s Children have our backs with a wide array of goofy, and well made full av freebies.  Like this guy!  This adorable hippo av comes complete with an ao that lets you wriggle his ears, sit, yawn, as well as a few other animations.

 

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The Boxbot was another favorite find of mine (out of dozens and dozens of awesome avs, seriously, go now).  This cute little cardboard box man also has an additional set of heads and a customization kits next to his vendor, all free as well.

 

Soon to be on FabFree

Boxbots and Hippos not your style?  Abranimations also has a few very cute cheap and free AVs.  The mesh Rag Doll Cat is right near the landing point.  You will also find some cute avs in the discount section (as well as free and cheap AOs and dance huds!)  I also picked up a little bat AV and Break Dancing hud while I was there, and I can tell you this cat was made to break dance!

Have a beautiful week!

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Hippo and Boxbot AVs – Grendel’s ChildrenFREE

Rag Doll Cat AV – AbranimationsFREE


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A Dress, Baubles, and Claws – Oh, My!

There are certain requirements when you begin to write a fairy tale. Or so they say. For instance – you must have a damsel in distress, a prince to rescue her, and everyone must live happily ever after.

But… I threw all that out the window and decided that a nifty necklace, a great set of claws for my SLink hands, a sexy purple gown with a terrific tiara and some great landscaping was good enough to make me queen of the forest this Sunday!

A Dress, Baubles, and Claws - Oh My! [1]

I was wandering the grid this week and happened to accidentally focus my camera into a store I had never seen before and ran across Baubles! by Phe which immediately had me skeedadling inside to scoop up this gorgeous gold and crystal turtle necklace as their current FREE group gift (the group is also FREE to join). I’ve heard that turtles are a symbol for patience and goodness knows I’ve needed it this week! But mainly because I couldn’t wait to show you the goodies I found for you!

If you hop over to Sweet Poison and head to the back room, there is a wall with lower price goodies (across from the wall where the 25L Tuesday and 30L Saturday items are usually showcased). Among these promo items I found this amazing set of Mesperyian’s Claws for only 25L for my SLink hands [gesture style hands required unless you are good at modding!] and they include a color change hud with five great colors! Woot!

Now… where was I to set my tale? Ah yes! All good fairy tales must have a setting, this one included. Don’t worry, wary traveler! It includes a place to rest your head!

A Dress, Baubles, and Claws - Oh My! [3]

I was thrilled to see the gifties at two of my favorite stores as I did my run around the grid this week, and like any forest Queen who might be in need of a proper place to sleep, Belle Epoque had me in mind with their latest FREE group gift (the group is FREE to join). I am showing you the bed in pink but the gift is a four pack of colors – single beds in Beige, blue, or grey are also included – and each of these lovely pieces are only 4 prim!

Better yet the “box” itself makes a terrific decorative item as well! Look close in the picture above. See my lovely pink potted flowers? Only one prim! And FREE! You guessed it! That’s the “box” that held my beds! I sized one up and it did increase the prims a bit, but the larger one in the picture above is still only 2 prims at the larger size! What a deal!

Still not convinced? Jump on over to The Roawenwood where by wearing your group tag (the group is FREE to join) for just 1L each you can purchase their Springtime Mesh Saplings Tree Set and/or their Summertime Mesh Saplings Tree Set! The Spring saplings are a lovely shade of pink and the summer set is a perfect summer green and each pack contains three different styles of tree(s) all highly detailed and for 7 prims or less!

A Dress, Baubles, and Claws - Oh My! [2]

So I had my jewelry, my trees and my flowers, my bed for relaxing, and all I really needed was a killer dress. A visit to Luas solved that. Their latest FREE group gift (the group is as always FREE to join) – this Shae Dress in purple – even came with lovely draping, sandals, additional jewelry, and a gorgeous tiara.

I think I’ll pass on the prince. I heard somewhere that in fairy tales they make you kiss frogs to find those…

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Here’s how to write your own fairy tale…

Skin — Glam Affair Eles in Jamaica

Eyes — Pulse Mesh Eyes, Femke in Raven

Hair — Truth Hair – Ami @ ~uber~

Hands and Feet — Slink

Body — Maitreya Lara

Claws — Sweet Poison Mesperyian’s Claws for SLink [positioned for Gesture] hands with color change hud with 5 color choices (25L in Store)

Dress — Luas Shae Dress in Purple (FREE Group Gift/0L to Join)

Necklace — Baubles! by Phe Turtle Necklace (FREE Group Gift/0L to Join)

Bed — Belle Epoque Single Bed – 4 color pack (FREE Group Gift/0L to Join)

Potted Pink Flowers — Belle Epoque (0L/use the “box” the Bed came in!)

Trees — Roawenwood Springtime Mesh Saplings Tree Set AND Roawenwood Summertime Mesh Saplings Tree Set (1L each/Group Gift/0L to Join the Group)

Poses by Eternal Dream

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Sailor Prudence

Sailor PruIt’s Cos-play time! One thing I never tire of, even as an adult, is playing dress-up. Maybe that’s why I enjoy blogging so much. I get to play dress up regularly. Recently I came across this super cute Sailor Moon inspired outfit from Milk Tea. The shorts and top set is the Crazy for Kawaii Hunt gift at Milk Tea, and you can hunt it down and claim it for just one linden. This dollarbie hunt prize comes in system layers and includes omega appliers, a Lolas applier, a Belleza applier, and a “Combo” applier. Needless to say, it’s got quite a few options! To add to this playful outfit I found a cute little compact on the Marketplace. This crescent moon shaped compact is by Ity and is FREE on the Marketplace. Next, the moment I saw the FREE gift from ZOZ at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, I had to have it for this outfit! The nail palate gift from ZOZ comes with a pretty array of slick blue polishes. Now all I need is a good convention to go to, and I’ll be set! ** My sincere apologies Fab Free’rs, I made a mistake on the Nail Appliers from ZOZ. They are Not available as a gift. I’m so sorry for the oops! 

Have Fun, here are the details!

Hair – [enVOGUE] – HAIR Renesmee –

Skin – Lumae :: Jewel – 4 – Peach // Draven

Head – Lelutka – Stella

Outfit – Milk Tea: Moonie – Moon Type – Crazy for Kawaii Hunt Gift – $1 linden

Hands –  Slink – Elegant 1 & Casual

Manicure – -{ZOZ}- Liquid Blue French – Mesh Body Addicts Fair 

Compact – [ity.] Codename Sailor V: Crescent Moon Compact – FREE on the Marketplace

Boots – –Pixicat– Freja.Boots (Red)

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Prop w/Pose – Scarlet Creative The Arcade Carriage Day Bed – Past Arcade Gacha 

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