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But Mostly Shopping, Shopping, Shopping

But Mostly Shopping, Shopping, Shopping

Happy weekend, fabulous readers!

Oh my goodness, hasn’t this been an amazing week of shopping and gift-getting? Thank goodness SL offers an endless supply of 24-hour coffee shops so we can always find a caffeine pick-me-up to keep us going.¬†ūüėÜ

The only thing I love more than December Advent calendars is December Advent calendars that don’t expire after one day! You know, sometimes Real Life happens, and you can’t get in-world one day so you end up missing out on a really amazing¬†gift.

Well, today I bring you glad tidings of TWO stores that have Advent calendars with gifts you can pick up until Christmas!

Advent Adventures

PurpleMoon Creations has once again set out an Advent calendar with beautiful, high-quality gifts. I’m showing you three of them today.

First up is the gorgeous green Velvet Dress, which was the Advent gift for day #7. It comes in the following mesh sizes:

  • Fitmesh XXS-L with an alpha layer
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

But Mostly Shopping, Shopping, Shopping

The jewelry you see here were also Advent gifts from PurpleMoon. My necklace and earrings were the gifts for day #5, and the pretty snow globe ring was the gift for day #8. I don’t believe the ring is specifically for bento-enabled hands, but it seems to work fine with my Maitreya hands.

Another must-visit Advent calendar is the one at Hello Dave. Each day, there is a new, holiday-themed nail palette for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega-enabled (includes Belleza, Empire, and Vista) hands. I’m wearing the day #6 palette, which is white with delicate gold snowflakes.

To receive these – and more! – Advent gifts, you will need to join each store’s in-world group. But it’s a small price to pay for the fabulous gifts you will receive, not only at Christmas, but ALL YEAR LONG, as both stores are extremely generous with gifts. ūüėÄ

P.S. Just a note about my shoes by BREATHE: they are still available as a free gift at FaMESHed. But don’t look for them under the Christmas tree; you’ll find them next to one of the concierge tables outside the glass ring. These shoes come with a texture-change HUD and were originally shown in black by Love HERE last month.

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika
Eyeshadow: ARISE Enya Makeup Set (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Eyes Applier: A R T E Vivid Eyes (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Lipstick: Izzie’s All The Colors Matte Lipstick
Necklace & Earrings: PurpleMoon Creations Formal Set 002 Xmas Edition (Group Advent Day #8 / 50L to join)
Ring: PurpleMoon Creations Holy Globe Ring (Group Advent Day #8 / 50L to join)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Natalie
Body: Maitreya Lara
Nails: Hello Dave Nail Appliers December 6th (Group Advent Day #6 / 100L to join)
Dress: PurpleMoon Creations Velvet Dress (Group Advent Day #8 / 50L to join)
Shoes: BREATHE Melena Heels (FaMESHeD group gift / free to join)
Pose #1 by Reel Poses (shopping bag by Glitterati Poses)
Pose #2 by Lyrium
Photographed at SSOC Cafe

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gO! be #Adored

Advent
Hi There Fab Free’rs! It’s December, and in Second Life that means Advent Season is upon us. Have you seen the amazing Advent Listing Love put together for us?! You’ll definitely want to be sure and check out the Advent Listing if you haven’t already. One thing to remember about some of the advent gifts out there, they are only available for one day, so you gotta be quick!¬†I picked up today’s (December 2) advent gifts from gO! and #Adored, and I like them so much that I decided to put up a quick post and share them with you.

gO! Advent Day 2

This cute Christmas puffer vest is the Day 2 Advent gift at gO!. To get your copy you’ll need to wear the gO! group tag and click the Day 2 gift just inside the entrance at the main store. Remember, this festive gift will only be available today!

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

#Adored Advent Day 2

The gorgeous red lip color Pru has on is the FREE Advent gift at #Adored for today (December 2). The #Adored Advent is FREE for everyone, no group required. Each gift is available for that day only.  To get your copy of this deep red lip applier, head over to #Adored and click the Advent board.

Appliers Included: Catwa, Lelutka

Here are the details, Enjoy!

HairElikatira –¬†[e] Lena – Exclusives

Head –¬†CATWA¬†HEAD Sofia Bento

Head Applier –¬†Essences – Luz – Currently @Shiny Shabby

Lipstick#Adored  Рexalted lips Р#2 holiday advent РFREE Advent Gift Dec. 2 Only

Skin –¬†Essences – Medium01

Vest –¬†!gO! Autumn – vest – FREE Group Advent Gift/Group is 50L to Join¬†Dec. 2 Only

TopForever Young –¬†[OMEGA] :FY: Shaye Top (red)

Body –¬†Maitreya¬†Mesh Body ‚Äď Lara V4.1

*Pose by Le Poppycock

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The FabFree December 2017 Advent Listing Is Live With 60+ Stops!

The Day You Have Been Waiting For Is Finally Here

FabFree has been offering a December Advent Listing for nearly a decade and over those years, we have built up quite a long list and we keep it as up to date as we can!¬† The tradition continues this year with the 60+ stop 2017 Edition!¬† Of course this list is edited over the duration of December with small changes like link updates and store additions, but it is currently “mostly” complete so you’ll be ready with your list in hand to start your first day of advent rounds tomorrow on December 1st!

It’s Even Upgraded!!

Upon request, we have made a few improvements to how our list is laid out.¬† This year, you’ll find our listed alphabetically as always, but also in four categories to break up 12 / 24 day calendars and free / fee offerings.

VISIT THE DECEMBER 2017 ADVENT LISTING NOW!

ENJOY THE LIST AND HAVE SO  SO SO MUCH FUN!

 


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Be Still…

On the Western Skyline

Hello Fabulouses!¬† I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.¬† Usually, Ripley and I have an item of clothing to tell you about, but our Fabulous Finds today include a free skin that you can pick up as a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.¬† It’s not often that you can pick up such a lovely skin applier for a song, so I was super excited to pick up this gift!

A Natural Beauty

The gorgeous free Shara skin is flawless, and features slightly pink cheeks, dark eyebrows, and a frosty lip color.¬† Inside the free package, there are five skin tones:¬† apricot, caramel, pineapple, sand, and taupe, with two varieties of lip color (one slightly darker than the other).¬† In my photo, I’m wearing the “sand” tone with the lighter lips (v1).¬† One thing I was thrilled with is the box included both the head and body appliers, so I had just what I needed to change up my look with no further purchases. I really love this skin!¬† In order to wear it on my Catwa head and Maitreya Lara body, I first wore the Omega System Relay HUDS for Catwa and Maitreya, then added the Shara applier.¬† Within a few moments, my appearance was updated effortlessly!¬† I did add a black eyeliner to emphasize my peepers, but other than that, what you see is the skin straight from the applier.¬† Isn’t it just lovely?¬† To pick up this beauty for yourself, simply teleport to 7 Deadly s[K]ins, and travel to the group gifts section.¬† Locate the Fab Free shelf, and give the vendor a click.

It’s Almost Advent Time!

Beginning on December 1st, and running through New Year’s Day, 7 Deadly s[K]ins will be featuring an Advent event with male and female gifts for 7 Deadly s[K]ins group members.¬† That’s 32 gifts, and yes, fellas, this includes you, too!¬† Currently, you can join the group for free, but during advent, the group join fee will increase to 1,000L.¬† ¬†The gifts will be located behind the couches of the male and female departments.¬† I’m really excited to see what each gift will contain!¬† If you are interested, make sure you join the group soon, because the normal join fee is 250L, and I’m not sure how long the free join will last.

…My Steampunk Heart

In our travels today, Ripley and I also visited Pixel Box Design, where my hound with a nose for fashion led me to my second group gift, the free Steampunk Old Heart Grunge and Glass necklace, which is a present for members of the Teleport Hub group.¬† Featuring an antique gold finish, an eclectic assortment of pendants, and even a pair of glasses, this funky bauble comes with a resizer so you can adjust it to fit your avi.¬† It also allows you to change the style of the clock that sits just above the heart.¬† It’s a fun piece of jewelry!¬† The Teleport Hub has a 10L join fee, but membership gives you access to a ton of free gifts around the grid.¬† It’s one of those groups I joined a long time ago, and I keep picking up gifties as a group member, so it was well worth the teensy join fee!

I hope the rest of your weekend is relaxing.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  7 Deadly s[K]ins Shara (free group gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL Р0L/0L to join)

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliners [Catwa Applier]

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Truth Hair Cheri

Necklace:  Pixel Box Design Steampunk Old Heart Grunge and Glass Necklace (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub Group РoL/10L to join)

Sweater Dress:  Insomnia Store Autumn Fall Sweater Dress Dark Solids Pack

Pose:¬† Tuty’s

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Snow

A Shovel Full…

I knew better than to answer the phone at the crack of dawn… “Carson, PLEEEEEEEASE come shovel my snow.”¬†The nice guy that I am gets dressed and heads over to Love’s house to dig her out. It’s a good thing I stopped at¬†Free Dove and picked up some warm clothes. and yes, the FREE in Free Dove means everything is FREE! I picked out the¬†People Puffer Jacket by Kaju and the Classic Blue Jeans by JZ For Men. I also picked up the¬†Mosh Pit Combat Boots by Sn@tch. This is keeping me warm. I’m even working up a sweat.

The snow wasn’t the only thing that got brushed off…

As I’m hard at work¬†shoveling, (proof provided in the picture above) Love is standing at the window, clutching a teddy bear and sipping a cup of coffee. All the while, I’m thinking about after I get finished, Love will offer me a cup. ¬†I finish up and as I head for the steps, I hear “Looks good, Carson. Thanks!” and see the curtains pulled tightly together. I hopped in my old jalopy, (yes it’s running, today…) and changed out of my wet coat and into the¬†Leni Roll Neck Sweater by Tiffany Designs, another FREE gift at Free Dove. I headed down the road and bought my own cup of coffee. ¬†The next time she calls to be shoveled out, I’m grabbing this snow plow. To¬†heck with the¬†shovel!

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Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Kaju – People Puffer Jacket Gift @ Free Dove FREE $0L
Pants: JZ For Men – Classic Blue Jeans @Free Dove FREE $0L
Sweater: Tiffany Designs – Leni Roll Neck Sweater @Free Dove FREE $0L
Shoes: Sn@tch Р Mosh Pit Combat Boots @ Free Dove FREE $0L
Accessories: A&D Clothing – Top Gun Glasses w/HUD Cosmopolitan Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Gloves: Deadwool – Erik Gloves FREE Group Gift $0L/$1L to join
Hair/Hat: [bade] – Cesar II Hair and Hat Cosmopolitan Gift Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to Join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Sim: It All Starts With A Smile

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Wilson's Merry Christmas Hunt

Now it’s the middle of the night on the open road…

I heard that a certain someone was complaining that I didn’t have a car. WELL... I just happened to come across one sitting on the edge of the road. It had a hastily written sign stuck to the windshield that simply read “FREE”. Who am I to look a free car in the mouth… err… or something like that. I finally got the old girl started (just to be clear, I mean the car) and I drove it down to Wilson’s Designs were there is still time left to find the¬†Brown Leather Jacket and Blue Slacks, the hunt prize on the¬†Merry Christmas Hunt. Find the prize and it can be yours for just one shiny Linden ($1L). The Merry Christmas Hunt¬†runs through January 2nd.

The heater don’t work and it’s oh so cold.

It’s a good thing I’m¬†wearing the Black Leather Booties, ¬†a FREE group gift from Gabriel. It seems that this jewel of a car isn’t wanting to start. I am also still wearing (and possibly will never take off) the FREE¬†A&D Clothing¬†Top Gun Glasses you can still get under the tree at¬†Cosmopolitan, that I previously showed [HERE].¬†Maybe if I get out and push then pop the clutch, it will start. If all else fails, I can always call Serena to come pick me up…. ummm why did her phone go straight to voicemail?

 

Wilson's Designs Merry Christmas Hunt


Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Wilson’s Designs – Brown Leather Jacket and Blue Slacks – Merry Christmas Hunt 2016 $1L

Accessories: A&D Clothing – Top Gun Glasses w/HUD Cosmopolitan Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Shoes: Gabriel – Black Leather Bootie Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Hair: Lelutka ‚Äď Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Banquo

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Into the Woods

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Oh, Christmas Tree?

When Carson IM’d me last night to ask if I could come and help him with his Christmas tree, I assumed that he just needed some help with the decorating. Or perhaps he needed help picking out a tree at the pixel tree store.

Wrong.

I tp’d over to Carson’s location, and found myself in the middle of the woods, where he had just finished cutting down a huge¬†tree. Apparently, he needed my help to wrangle the tree onto his sled so the dogs could haul it home.

Lesson Learned: When it comes to Carson, never assume.

Thankfully, we managed to load the tree onto his sled fairly quickly. Although, at one point, he unintentionally de-rendered the tree, and had to log out and back in as I waited in the woods wondering if there were any pixel bears around (there weren’t). We managed to get the tree back to Carson’s place, where I accidentally fell out of his skybox and into the water. At that point, I decided that I’d had enough excitement for one night, and let Carson finish up on his own.

And from the look of things, he made out pretty well.

As for me, I’m still picking the pine needles out of my hair (and a few other places). ūüėõ

Last Chance Advents

Before heading out on the tree adventure, I threw on this festive layered jacket from GizzA. I think it’s meant to be worn as a dress, but I decided to add a pair of jeans… which, in hindsight, was a very good idea, since I wound up sitting on a pine tree. The jacket comes in standard mesh sizes (XXS – L with alpha layer), as well as for Belleza Freya and Isis, Maitreya Lara, and¬†SLink¬†Original and Hourglass mesh bodies.

I picked up these cute boots by fri.day at The Arcade. This pair came from the gacha machine (50L per play), but as Love mentioned you can find a free version in a different color under the Christmas tree. The boots are resizeable, and should work with whichever mesh body (or not) you are wearing.

Oh, and the hair! Analog Dog makes some of my most favorite curly ‘dos on the grid, and when I saw this hairstyle on Love, I just knew that I had to have it. If you HURRY, you can still pick it up in the KittyCatS Advent Calendar¬†(not sure which day)!

Another advent calendar to race over to ASAP is the one at Snowpaws. You can’t see them unless you zoom waaay in close, but I am wearing a pair of Christmas bulb earrings and an ornament necklace from the Snowpaws advent calendar (again, I’m not sure which day, but all of the days were still available at the time of this post).

Finally, this cute dog sled pose prop is by Come Soon Poses. It includes the tree, the sled, about 6 dogs, and all of the scenery you see here (and a bunch that you don’t). Carson picked it up as one of the free group gifts for the Cosmopolitan Advent Calendar – hurry over and you can grab this one, too!

(Hopefully next time, Carson will pick up a free CAR with a heater instead of a dog sled!)

Merry Christmas, everyone! ūüôā

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Sarah
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: Analog Dog Harmony (free gift / KittyCatS Advent Calendar)
Earrings: Snowpaws Christmas Bulb Earrings Red (free gift / Snowpaws Advent Calendar)
Necklace: Snowpaws Ornament Necklace (free gift / Snowpaws Advent Calendar)
Jacket/Sweater: GizzA December Group Gift (free group gift / free to join)
Jeans: Izzie’s Twinnie Jeggings Appliers
Boots: fri.day Greta Boots Natural RARE (50L per play gacha @ The Arcade)
Pose Prop: Come Soon Poses Xmas Tree (free group gift / Cosmopolitan Advent Calendar)

Carson is wearing…

Check out Carson’s post here for the details. ūüėé

 

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Deadwool & Pie

Deadwool

Walking off the pie…

I admit, I had one too many slices of pumpkin pie ūüćį, and YES I made it! So I decided to take a little stroll to burn off some excess holiday calories. When I was out¬†waiting on a bench shopping the other day, I happened to buy a few Christmas presents for myself. Anyone who knows me is astonished that I actually SPENT MONEY on myself or anyone else, (the present I got Love only cost $10L.. shhhh). I have been told ever since I¬†came back that I HAVE to shop at Deadwool. I found out they had the¬†Erik Gloves as a FREE group gift and I was in the door. And that’s where It went downhill from there….

They get you with the marketing every time…

I picked up the gloves and then looked slightly to my left and I saw it… The Mesh Duster… My mind was racing… I want this… I NEED THIS! ¬†The logical side of my brain was saying¬†“You don’t even know if it fits”. I instinctively clicked for a demo. “Great, it fits… no, no It wasn’t supposed to fit.” Time to do the math… I can buy one. OR I can buy the fatpack of three (because I know in hindsight I always wish I gotten the fatpack.. as you will see). So I put down $899L for the fatpack and greedily opened it up like a child opening up presents under the tree.

Baring my chest or not…

I need a shirt to go under the jacket. “The simplest thing would be to just get a shirt here” my mind was in full spend mode at this point. It was time I took control again. I decided I could find a free or cheap option elsewhere. TL:DR I ended up back at Deadwool¬†l and purchased the¬†Hugo black denim shirt for $360L. Yes, I lost that battle with my own brain. Now my brain says I should have bought the whole shirt fatpack… Dang, it was right again. I did manage to save myself some money on the pants. I picked up the¬†Peter Outfit by¬†TentatioN, a FREE group gift¬†at the Menstuff Lounge and used the pants to make this great look.

A&D Clothing - Top Gun Glasses Deadwool - Erik Gloves Mera - Scarf

Accessorize then exercise…

I already mentioned I got the Erik Gloves at Deadwool ¬†(where this long story began). I Also picked up two gifts under the Christmas tree at¬†Cosmopolitan.¬† A&D Clothing has provided the Top Gun Glasses as a FREE group gift. I finished off the look with the ¬†Meva¬†Scarf another FREE group gift at¬†Cosmopolitan¬†that I previously showed [HERE]. I did use the color change HUD to give it a completely different look. After all this spending, I was a bit stressed out. Now you know why I went on a pie ūüćį¬†binge and why I’m walking to work off those added pounds. It’s such a “chore” to keep your body fit SL. :ūüćį

Carson is wearing…

Gloves: Deadwool – Erik Gloves FREE Group Gift $0L/$1L to join

Jacket: Deadwool – Mesh Duster Coat- fat pack $899L

Shirt: Deadwool – Hugo black denim shirt $360L

Pants: TentatioN РPeter Outfit Brown Pants @ Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join

Accessories: A&D Clothing – Top Gun Glasses w/HUD @ Cosmopolitan Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Accessories: Meva– Scarf w/ color change HUD @ Cosmopolitan Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Shoes: Gabriel РShearling Short Boot FREE Group Gift  $0L/$0L to join

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Hair: Lelutka ‚Äď Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Izzies

CarsonCaibentag