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Vintage Living

Vintage Living

Vintage Carson…

The ladies on the blog like to call me vintage, so I’ll bow to their wishes and live a “vintage” life. And an easy way to furnish your Victorian home is follow the hunt path on the Steam XII Hunt. I was able to decorate my living space for FREE by just finding the hunt items. I was also lucky enough to find an outfit (or two) along the way. Find your way to Cutie Larks and the Endymion Outfit can be yours for FREE. Don’t worry ladies, there’s a female gift there for you also! I borrowed the shoes from the Columbiad Engineer Outfit from Sparrow by Design that I showed [HERE] to complete the look.

To the Moon…

But today’s post isn’t about the clothing. I want to show you some of the wonderful and unique items for your house (if you live in the 1890’s) that can be found for FREE on the Steam XII Hunt. The hunt prize at Simply Shelby is the Reclaimed Ash Bookcase – Jules Verne Edition. It’s a beautifully crafted shelving unit with all kinds of Verneian memorabilia mixed in. The Steamer Trunk Coffee Table can be found at Casa de Bebe. The trunk include sit poses and makes a great addition it your next expedition to the unknown. Head down to Wood Works to find the Hurricane Lamp and Table. The Red Velvet Victorian Chaise is the hunt prize from Park Place Home Decor. This chair comes with sits and standing poses and made my morning coffee too! Also included in that gift are Plans for Trip to the Moon. Now if  only had a rocket to get me there. I bet I can find one somewhere on the hunt…

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Cutie Larks – Endymion Outfit (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Shoes: Sparrow by Design – Columbiad Engineer Shoes (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Decor…

Simply Shelby -Reclaimed Ash Bookcase – Jules Verne Edition  (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Casa de Bebe – Steamer Trunk Coffee Table  (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Wood Works – Hurricane Lamp & Table  (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Park Place Home Decor – Red Velvet Victorian Chaise & Plans for Trip to the Moon (Steam XII Hunt $0L)

Sim: Private

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Hurry To Legendaire!

Snapshot_002Hi Fabulouses! I had a whole other post ready to put up for you this afternoon, but came across this very time sensitive offer and wanted to get the news to you quickly, so this post jumped ahead a little bit!

HURRY TO LEGENDAIRE!

I am so not kidding!  Seriously, RUN to Legendaire and join their inworld group right now, because for a very short, very limited time the group is free to join and there are a TON of free group gifts to pick up! I am not sure how much the group usually is to join, but I do recall it was over 100L.  I don’t even want to waste a minute going on and on about what I’m wearing today because you might  miss out on the free offer, but I am wearing just one of the many group gifts available called Emily that includes the gown (with 4 different textures incuded) the necklace and earrings too!
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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 – Magika Take Flight
Dress, Necklace & Earrings – Legendaire Emily (free group gift / 0L / free to join – limited time offer!)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Shadowland

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Shield Maiden… In Training

Snapshot_004Hey FabFree! So… I started watching the Vikings TV Series on The History Network and I am really enjoying it so far.  With just a few episodes under my belt, I am learning quite a bit about the old ways of Viking culture (or at least how it is being portrayed in the series!) and am day dreaming of the steamy barbaric Ragnar Lothbrock.

We didn’t just make sandwiches…

Even the women were able to fight as warriors which is really cool.  They were called Shield Maidens, and this is what has inspired my warrior look today.

While I was at The Vintage Gacha Fair the other day, I  noticed that Bite & Claw had their Eowyn Gacha Set out at just 30L per play.  In just a few pulls of the gacha handle, I was set with a dress, accessories and the rare corset!  I added the free Bite & Claw Vintage Gacha Fair gift, which is the Ionna Circlet in black, and the Dragonfly Choker which was also found as a free gift at the event over in the Junbug display!  Both of these gifts are set to 0L, and no group join is required to pick them up!

Snapshot_006“Warriors don’t show their heart until the axe reveals it.” – Floki, Blood Eagle.

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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 Fire RARE (50L per play @ The Epiphany)
Dress – Bite & Claw Eowyn Gown (30L per play @ The Vintage Gacha Fair)
Armour – Bite & Claw Eowyn Accessories (30L per play @ The Vintage Gacha Fair)
Corset – Bite & Claw Eowyn Corset RARE (30L per play @ The Vintage Gacha Fair)
Circlet – Bite & Claw Ionna Circlet (free / 0L / The Vintage Gacha Fair
Choker – Junbug Dragonfly Choker (free / 0L / The Vintage  Gacha Fair
Pose – Rack Poses The Shield Maiden #5 (50L per play / instore gacha)
Sim – Skarvald

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Time For Battle

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Hey there Fabulouses!

She Shoots!  She …  Misses Completely

I had some free time this week and thought I wold head over to the Outbreak Sim for some zombie shooting fun.  My shooting aim of course is horrible…  The zombies there don’t even really fear my gun…  If I am aiming at them, they are pretty safe.  It’s the ambulance windshield right next to him that needs to worry…  or the tree WAY over to the left.  It’s a good thing Carson just follows around behind me shooting them all dead.  Sometimes he even lets me think that I hit one or two…  but we both know the truth.

Looking Good For Battle

I may not survive very long on my own in a zombie apocolypse, but at least I’ll look great thanks to the new 7 Seas Fishing Prize at Sn@tch!!  The new 22 piece prize that was put out this week is called Fish For This:  Time For Battle and comes with all kinds of great pieces to mix and match for a hot battle outfit including system layers, omega appliers, a mesh jacket, footwear, accessories and makeup!

ALLLL  The Pieces…

In my photo, you will see that  am wearing three of the pieces to the outfit.  Below I have added their vendor ad so that you can see all of them!  As previously mentioned on the blog, the 7 Seas Fishing Rod is 100L to purchase, but you can use it over and over again for future prizes which switch out usually every couple of weeks.
Sn@tch Fish 4 This-Time for Battle Vendor Ad SM

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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 – Elua Noela
Shirt – Sn@tch Battle Harness Omega Applier (free / 0L / 7 Seas Fishing Prize)
Jacket – Sn@tch Disco Fur Jacket (free / 0L / 7 Seas Fishing Prize)
Pants – Sn@tch Badass Pants Omega Applier (free / 0L / 7 Seas Fishing Prize)
Boots – N-Core Calyssa Fatpack (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Outbreak

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Naked and Afraid 

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Alone in the Jungle for 21 Days…

… Does Carson have what it takes to be Naked and Afraid? Probably not. I like a cozy, comfortable bed and a pantry full of food. But I can look the part in the newest FREE group gift from *It’s Gau*. The jungle themed Adao outfit would be perfect for survival based role play or just for getting back to nature. The *It’s Gau* group is FREE to join.

Under My Skin…

Today I thought I’d switch it up and try on the latest group gift from 7 Deadly s[K]ins. The Jager Skin is FREE to members, but there is a $225L cost to join this group. If you’re into skins, this would be worth your money because there’s a FREE gift to members monthly. The skin comes in a variety of  tones and for different body types, and even comes with it’s own shapes (not shown). I think I’ll stalk my next meal… *heads off to the refrigerator*

Carson is wearing…

Junglewear: *It’s Gau* –  Adao    (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join) 
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – JAGER    (Free Group Gift $0L/$225L to join)
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: MYSTS of EYR

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The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of ChristmasIt’s almost Christmas Fab Free!! Are you ready? I am never ready. LOL However I look and feel one step closer with an irresistibly cute group gift from !gO!, a FREE skin from Essences, and a winter-y gacha from LODE. I feel like a mythical Christmas spirit or one of Santa’s magical elves. Hopefully with all the Christmas spirit I’ll feel more like wrapping presents and baking goodies later. For now, I’ll get to the details!

LODE Fir Hair Wreath

This gorgeous highly detailed hair wreath is a gacha from LODE. You’ll find this gacha machine to the left as you enter the LODE main store. As with most of the gacha machines at LODE this one is just 60 lindens per play. Not only is this hair wreath gorgeous, it’s also able to be sized with a touch menu. There are several equally beautiful hair accessories to be won, even one with some adorable snowmen!

Essences KittyCats Advent Gift

Essences is participating in the KittyCats Advent Calendar this year. Like all the gifts in the advent calendar, the Essences (Day 16) gift is FREE and there is no need to join a group. You can visit the Essences main store to pick up your FREE gift from the KittyCats advent calendar, it’s on the wall to the right as you enter the shop. The FREE Essences advent gift is this an exclusive version of the Lynn skin. This gift includes a mesh head applier for Catwa, and an Omega applier that will work for mesh heads and bodies in the medium01 tone. The full release of this pretty face will be available soon! Don’t forget to pickup past group gifts while you’re at Essences, and you can of course pick up the current and previous KittyCats Advent Calendar gifts.

Spirit of ChristmasThe above outfit, including the legwarmers is the end-all beat-all of Christmas sweater outfits! This is the most recent group gift (not an advent gift) at !gO!. All group members can pick up this whimsical gift by clicking the gift vendor on the wall behind the desk at the !gO! main store. The outfit is fully mesh and can be worn with or without the legwarmers. In the package you’ll find a specific fit for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, and Standard mesh sizes. You will need to be in the !gO! in world group for this gift, which has a one time join fee of just 50 lindens. Also, don’t forget to pick up the !gO! advent gift for today, there’s a male advent gift and a female advent gift for each day.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Magika – 04 – Jupiter Crash

Hair Wreath – *LODE* Head Accessory – Fir Tree Wreath [silver] RARE – 60L/play

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

EarsMandala – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1

Head Applier/Body Applier – Essences – Lynn [Kittycats] #M01 – FREE KittyCats Advent Gift 

Outfit – !gO! Olivia Overalls&Leg Warmers – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join 

Shoes – Pure Poison – Zipper Boots – Black – Past Group Gacha *Originally Shown Here 

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by  Le Poppycock & Standstill

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Court of Owls

Court of Owls

Oh, that lag…

So far my first ‘Black Friday’ experience in Second Life has been fun and quite hectic. My full body alpha has never gotten so much use before and even then there were times when I couldn’t outrun the lag monster. Only in SL can you shop while being half trapped in a wall (lol). Anyway, these offers listed today are time sensitive but if you have a moment to spare check out the Black Friday and Cyber Monday event. Most of these stalls are offering roleplay centric clothing but if you’re not an active role player like me (still on that bucket list) it’s still worth taking a peek to snap up some interesting pieces for your wardrobe. For this event, merchants have 30-35L items for Friday and half price items for Monday, though the vendors are set up through the event so don’t worry if you’re just teleporting in now to get your Friday items. What’s more, there’s a gacha market at the event as well and most of the stalls have a free gift out for visitors.

A girl and her owl

For the picture above I’m wearing the free gift from Pekas Gorean and Urban Designs. The Love and Roses gown come in four standard mesh sizes (XS, S, M, XL) with an alpha layer to stop any bits from sticking out. I really love that full skirt and the rippled folds going down its sides are a very pretty detailing. You can never go wrong with the black and white combination and I adore the chalky flower patterns on the skirt and train of this gown.

My graphics card has been a bit grumpy as of late, as you might have noticed as I haven’t been sim hopping as much as I want to. Taking pictures in a box in one’s backyard can get a little lonely so I decided to add this little guy into the mix for today to keep me company. He’s from the Queen of Peace pose set by Belle Poses and is available for at the Black Friday and Cyber Monday event for 35L. There are six elegant poses in the pack and you’ll get six different owls as well so there’s no need to fuss with the position of your feathered friend. He’s so cute that I might just rezz him for fun around the house though I hope the cats don’t try to eat him.

Another day another hair sale

Looks like I haven’t gotten my fill of hair sales after the first day of the Black Friday run. In all honesty, though, I had thought to hang my hat up and then saw that Ayashi was having a 30% off sale for its hairpacks and 50% off on gachas. Seeing that gachas are one of my biggest weaknesses I was off like a shot and picked up the Rumi hair for 50L. That the gacha machine gave me the pink set was just a bonus! The hair sale at Ayashi ends on the 28th.

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Skin deep

I was pretty pleased to find that one of my favorite skin stores, WoW Skins was participating the Black Friday and Cyber Monday event. I picked up the Ines skin for just 30L and was pleasantly surprised to discover that it contained six skin fatpacks in five tones. There are cleavage/no cleavage options for each skin as well as appliers for Slink, Lolas and Phat Azz included in the package. What’s more, there are two freckles tattoo layers included as well, making me a very happy shopper.

All about that bling

Full disclosure, I’ve never really worn very many accessories in world. I always vow to punch up my outfits a little bit more with bracelets or earrings or necklaces and then turn around again to grab that full body alpha layer because I’m going to an event. The perils of lag and blogging amirite? Looking through the various free gifts that I picked up at the Black Friday and Cyber Monday event, however, I found a beautiful jewelry set by Footpaw industries. It includes a tiara, earrings, bracelets, two hair accessories and a necklace. I’m only wearing the necklace in the picture above and thought that it’s glittery diamonds and artistic design made the entire outfit more refined.

And that’s a wrap for today dear readers. Have fun inworld and stay safe!

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On Sheidey…

Skin- WoW Skins Ines (30L @ Black Friday and Cyber Monday)
Hair – Ayashi Rumi (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Necklace – Footpaw Industries Beloved Jewelry Set (0L @ Black Friday and Cyber Monday)
Dress – Pekas Gorean and Urban Design Love and Roses (0L @ Black Friday and Cyber Monday)
Pose – Belle Poses Queen of Peace ( 35L @ Black Friday and Cyber Monday)

Location: Private Location

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Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

GET YOUR HUNT ON

November is proving to be a month for hunting. I took a look at the number of hunts on the grid, and I’m excited to say that I almost didn’t know where to begin. Between the Menstuff Hunt, The Medieval Fantasy Hunt, the El Dia Los Muertos Hunt, and so many others, this month is proving to be a Hunter’s Dream come true! I finally decided to start out my hunting with El Dia Los Muertos, though, since it is traditionally celebrated at the beginning of November, even if the hunt lasts through to the end of November. There are many wonderful prizes to to be had for your hunting time and 1L for each prize.

I made my initial stop by Roped Passion’s, as the creator has never let me down when it comes to creative attire. And as usual, there is a terrific hunt gift set out, and men have not been forgotten. (Ladies there is a gorgeous dress in the prize for you too, but I decided not to wear it in this post. 😉 )

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Your hunt prize includes the Modern Day of the Dead suit for men in all the standard mesh sizes (it is one piece for easy fitting) as well as its own alpha. You will also get a separate and optional mesh mask. The mask is editable as far as resizing to easily fit to different size heads/faces. I did a bit of tweaking to get it to fit to my face without any trouble.

The suit has a terrific texture on the sleeves and cuffs, but also on the back. In order to show you the design on the back, I’m including the vendor advertisement below so you can see the back of the outfit as well. It’s well worth teleporting to the Roped Passion’s main-store to hunt down this 1L prize!

Modern Day of Dead Outfit Mens Pic

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Loki is wearing…

Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Outfit & Mask – Roped Passion’s – Modern Day of the Dead Suit & Mask for men (1L for the El Dia De Los Muertos Hunt)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Invictus

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Infected Zombie Hunter

Infected Zombie HunterI found my Halloween costume, and just in time too! It seems like zombies and zombie hunters are everywhere this year, and for good reason. Like the vampires of years past, zombies have taken over television and movies in a big way. That said, when I saw this wicked bloody tank top from COCO, my mind instantly went to zombie land. Thankfully, Second Life is awash with creativity, and I was able to find most of what I needed to put this look together without letting go of too many lindens.

I mentioned the tank top as the centerpiece that inspired this “Infected Zombie Hunter” look. It’s one of several FREE group gifts available at COCO. Before I go into detail about the top, when going to the COCO store to add this to your wardrobe, be mindful of which section you’re shopping in. The COCO store is huge, and there are sections dedicated to their doll avatars as well as regular avatars. You’ll find a version of this top in both sections, so don’t get fooled like I did. Make sure you’re in the section with ladies clothing and not doll clothes. LOL That little bit of information out of the way, once you’re in the right place you’ll find a full wall of group gifts with a group joiner near by. The COCO group is FREE to join. Once you’re wearing your COCO group tag, all the gifts are FREE as well, just click the vendors. This bloody tank top gift is fully mesh, and comes in several body fit sizes, and standard mesh sizes.Infected Zombie Hunter CloseAnyone who knows me knows it would be completely out of character for me to go all gore and no glam, even on Halloween. I needed to be a little bloody but still wanted to keep it pretty, Izzie’s had just the thing. These bloody eyes and lips are from an applier package I found by Izzie’s for FREE on the Marketplace. The listing says it’s a limited time Halloween gift, so I’d imagine after today (Oct. 31st) the price will go up. These delicate blood drips can be applied either to the eyes, the lips, or both in 3 shades of red. This FREE set includes appliers for as well as classic system layers. I’m really thrilled with the end result, so don’t miss out on this fun bit of gore by Izzie’s while you can still get it at this fantastic freebie.

Speaking of the Marketplace, I also stumbled across this set of bloody eyes by Inkheart. These mesh eyes were just too perfect to pass up, especially since they are just 1 linden. These “vampire” eyes come in 3 mesh sizes, along with matching system layers. I think they would be spook-tacular with any ghoulish costume!

Continuing on with the idea of being glamorous at all times, this manicure from ZOZ was the perfect finishing touch. Who says a Zombie Hunter can’t have perfectly polished claws?! This particular shade of glossy red is part of the Fab Free exclusive group gift at ZOZ. Just wear your Fab Free tag and click the vendor on the circulation desk at the ZOZ main store, and you’ll be sent your FREE gift. The set has also been featured in one of Katherine’s beautiful posts, and of course in the Fab Free Group Gift Listing by Love.  The Fab Free Group Gift List shows the full set of fall colors that are included in this gorgeous nail polish gift.

Happy Halloween Fab Free!! Here are the details.

Hair little bones. Suffragette – Ombre&Roots

Skin/Head Applier – Essences – Hope (Freakshow Carnivale special) – Currently @Freakshow Carnivale 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Eyes – * Inkheart * – Blood Eyes – Vampire – 1L on the Marketplace

Bloody Eyes/Mouth – Izzie’s – Bloody Tears & Lips (Halloween Limited Time Gift) – FREE on the Marketplace

Bat w/Pose – [Since1975] – Bat’sGacha – Jackson – Past Gacha *Not Currently in the Store

Tank Top – *COCO*_Gift_BloodyTankTop – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Manicure – {ZOZ} Faded Winter Polish (Fat) – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is FREE to Join 

Tattoos – ~silentsparrow~ Spooky Tattoos – Past Fifty Linden Friday

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

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