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Bring on the New Year!

Bring on the New Year

Dear 2017;

I’ve got two words for you: good riddance.

I’m sorry if that sounds harsh, but as years go, you were pretty awful. Honestly, I don’t even think you tried to be good. You got off to a lousy start and then continued to go downhill as the months went on.

I won’t miss you, and I’m not sorry to see you go.

Don’t let the door hit your fanny on your way out. 😛

Onward and Upward

Now that I’ve got that off my chest… let me tell you about the clothes!

With so many amazing gifts in the Women Only Hunt 4, it’s hard to decide where to go first. And with the hunt ending on December 31st, you’ve only got ONE MORE DAY to decide. 😯

So let me help you: if you haven’t picked up this one yet, you want to grab it ASAP.

Hilly Haalan always offers such generous gifts, and this one is no exception. The Sara Trenchcoat Outfit includes following:

  • The trenchcoat, which comes in 2 versions: with and without the scarf. Sizes are for Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies, with a fitmesh version for classic avatars.
  • The over-the-knee boots, which are sized for Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies. A standard mesh size is also included.
  • The sunglasses, which include 2 versions: 100% and 20% opaque (I’m wearing the 20%). Both are resizeable with a click.
  • The handbag (attached to the left hand). Texturing on this one is really nice, and it’s resizeable with a click. I love handbags so much, in RL as well as SL, and outfits that include them make my day! ❤

As an accessory, I’ve added the Jingle Cuff bracelet from the Chop Zuey Couture Advent calendar. You’ll find them as the day #12 gift on the group Advent board (there are several gifts for non-members, too!).

Here’s hoping that 2018 is a vast improvement over 2017, and is full of peace, joy, good health, and success for us all! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika
Lipstick: Izzie’s All the Colors Matte Lipstick
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Halona (featured @ Uber)
Bracelet: Chop Zuey Couture Jingle Cuffs (group Advent day #12 / 350L to join)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Complete Outfit: Hilly Haalan Sara Trenchcoat Outfit Rose (free gift / WOH4)
Coffee Cup: Tres Blah Coffee to Go (group gift / 100L to join / originally shown HERE by Pru)
Pose by oOo Studio Poses
Photographed at Vetus Sanguine

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Advents Are Coming To A Close!

Hello Fabulouses!

I am just posting a quick blog entry to send you a reminder about those time sensitive Advent Gifts!  With today being Christmas Eve, today is the very last day to obtain gifts from some of those 24 day calendars and some of the 12 Days of Christmas offers too, so make sure you pick them up before the calendars are taken down.  Here’s the list –>  https://fabfree.wordpress.com/december-advents/

Happy Adventing ❤


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Ho Ho Ho… Go BENTO (for 40L or Less!)

Ho Ho Ho... Go BENTO (for 40L or Less!)

Ladies, have you been wanting to “go BENTO,” but haven’t had enough Lindens to spare? Well, now you can do it for the price of FREE! That’s right: a complete BENTO-enabled avatar that’s absolutely FREE. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. 😀

Meet Jenny

There are some truly amazing gifts to be found on the Women Only Hunt 4 (WOH4) trail, and this one is no exception. Altamura Design has set out a complete Bento-enabled avatar as their gift.

Jenny includes a body with Bento-enabled hands and head, as well as the following features:

  • 1 skin tone with eyebrows
  • 3 alpha sections (macro, mid, micro) with many cuts
  • 3 shapes of feet: flat, medium, high
  • Eyelashes
  • Hairbase
  • “BLABLA” Bento gesture to talk

A few more things to note about this body/head:

  • Jenny is NOT Omega compatible. You cannot use Omega System skins, nails, tattoos, etc., from other designers.
  • If you want to wear a different head (as I’m doing above), you can. Simply alpha out the Jenny head with the included HUD and add the new head.
  • The mid and high feet are smaller than other mesh body feet. However, I found that many shoes sized for Belleza feet seem to fit reasonably well. The flat feet can be resized using the sliders in your appearance editor.
  • The head does not come with eyes (or if it does, I could not find them). You will need to wear a third-party mesh or system eyes.
  • An AO that cycles Bento hand motions is included, but a static hand poser is not. You can pose Jenny’s hands using a third-party Bento pose or HUD.
  • The Altamura website hints that people who have this gift will be receiving a “great surprise.” I have no idea what that means, but an announcement will be made soon in their in-world group. 🙂

To get this gift, all you have to do is find the WOH4 snowflake in the Altamura mainstore. There are quite a few very obvious decoys, but you should have no problem finding the real snowflake.

Reindeer Antlers and Santa Kittehs

I dressed Jenny up in the Peace on Earth Hunt 10 (POE10) gift from Prism Designs. Staci Holiday Cats includes a blouse, leggings, and the two cute kitties you see playing behind me (above).

Mesh sizes for the blouse and leggings include Fitmesh XS-XL with alpha layers, Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink.

UPDATE: There are TWO gifts for the POE Hunt at the Prism Designs store. The gift I’m showing here is by Jezzixa Cazalet. The other gift by Journey can be seen in this post HERE by Astrid. Slightly confusing, but who doesn’t love a twofer? 🙂

Accessories:

  • The Reindeer Headband by Wasabi, Bow Bangle bracelet by BREATHE, and my pose by An Lar Poses are all gifts to be found at The Chapter Four. You will need to join The Chapter Four in-world group to grab these (and many more!) gifts.
  • My black pearl Sea Star Earrings are the Day #2 Advent gift for Chop Zuey Couture group members. A matching choker is included. Please note that there are THREE Advent calendars at Chop Zuey: two for members of the in-world group (one calendar for men and one for women), and a third calendar for everyone (both members and non-members). The gift I’m showing today is from the members’ calendar.

Ho Ho Ho... Go BENTO (for 40L or Less!)

3 Heads are Better Than One

If you don’t like the head that comes with Jenny, here are 2 other inexpensive options for you:

  1. Join the Altamura in-world group (40L to join). Then head over to eBento and pick up the Giselle Bento head gift at the Altamura booth. I’m wearing Giselle in photos #1 and #2 above; #1 is with a custom shape I made while playing around with the sliders, and #2 is the shape that comes in the folder. The included shape is actually quite nice, if you don’t feel like making your own.
  2. While you’re at The Chapter Four scooping up all the gifts, be sure to grab the gift from Altamura. Maya (#4 above) is a traditional mesh head that is NOT Bento-enabled. I’m including it here for those of you who want an inexpensive mesh head but are not yet ready to leap into the world of Bento.

More Gifts at Altamura

After joining the Altamura group, be sure to pick up the group gift (piercing) sitting behind the counter across from the Christmas tree. Older gifts are still available on the wall behind the tree.

Also, Altamura has a group-only Advent calendar in the store. All the past days’ gifts are still available, so be sure to pick them all up!

Finally, Altamura is celebrating the first anniversary of their mainstore with a BIG SALE. Group members can save up to 80% on featured products through the 20th of December.

Whew – enjoy! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head #1 & 2: Altamura Giselle (group gift @ eBENTO / 40L to join)
Head #3 & Body: Altamura Jenny (WOH4 / 0L)
Head #4: Altamura Maya (TCF group gift / 10L to join)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Storm
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Montana
Headband: Wasabi Reindeer Headband (TCF group gift / 10L to join)
Earrings: Chop Zuey Couture Sea Star Black Pearl Earrings (group advent day #2 / 350L to join)
Piercing: Altamura Poleis (group gift / 40L to join)
Bracelet: BREATHE Bow Bangle Red Lips (TCF group gift / 10L to join)
Blouse, Leggings, Kitties: Prism Designs Staci Holiday Cats by Jezzixa (POE10 / 0L)
Shoes: Glamistry Begonia Heels
Pose #1: An Lar Poses The Frost Mini Series (TCF group gift / 10L to join)
Pose #2 by Izzie’s
Photographed at Luane’s Winter World Romantic Sim

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Oh, Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas Tree

Hello, fabulous readers! I’m finally feeling the holiday spirit, thanks to some amazing gifts and deals. So hang on to your sleigh – we’ve got a lot to cover here!

Silver Bells

I was so thrilled when I got the notice that LeLutka was sending out their annual Spirit Tree. This year’s tree is a beauty: snowy green with big, silver decorations. And the best part is that it’s completely FREE!

Just join the LeLutka in-world group (NOT the LeLutka For Me users group) and save a copy from the notices. Or head over to the store to pick one up, if you’d rather. Lots of past group gifts are available (including FREE hair), so be sure to grab those as well, if you haven’t already done so.

The Spirit Tree is resizable with a right-click > edit > stretch. Be sure to watch your land impact, because the tree gets more “primmy” as it gets larger.

More Advent Gifts

[CIRCA] Living is hosting their 8th Annual Advent Calendar, and the gifts are really lovely!

This year’s Advent is a bit different:

  • From Dec 1 – 24, [CIRCA] will be offering a new advent item (up to 4 per day) in a numbered square.
  • This works similar to previous years except there is a new in-world group to join: [CIRCA] Living – Christmas Advents. It is free to join – just look for the RED group sign beside the large Advent tree on the wall.
  • You must wear your group tag (see above) to buy the contents of each square, except for the 0L surprise days. Each item will be 1L – 75L for any given day in the Advent tree. You can purchase any or all of the gifts for that day.
  • Sometimes there will be bonus squares on surprise days for an extra gift or color variation for group members, so don’t miss those.
  • On the Eve of Dec 24th, the group will be closed. Those still in the group at that time will receive the final gift on Dec 25th.

Sample items are on display in the store, and more will be displayed as the days go on. Each day’s gifts are only available for 2-3 days at a time, so don’t wait too long to check them out!

I’m showing a few [CIRCA] Advent items here (please note that not all are still available):

  • “Northern Forest” Hanging Christmas Words (over fireplace)
  • “Northern Forest” Holiday Garland 2a -Azure/Silver (on fireplace)
  • “Northern Forest” Stool – Cocoa Trees (right of fireplace)
  • “Frostine” Snowflake Gift Boxes (under tree – still available at the time of this post)

At the time of this post, days 9 – 12 are still available for purchase, including a really cute FREEBIE on day 9 (you want it, trust me).

Holiday Blues

I’m not feeling the blues, but I’m definitely wearing them! Not long ago, we welcomed I.M. Collection to the Fab Free Designer family. This made me happy because I really love their stuff (in case you hadn’t noticed, lol)!

So today I’m wearing I.M. Collection’s new gift for Fab Free group members, which includes both the dress and heels. Dress sizes include Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink, as well as a Fitmesh version. The shoes are sized for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh feet.

To pick up your gift, pop on your Fabulously Free in SL group tag and head over to the I.M. Collection in-world store. You’ll find the Fab Free gift next to the fireplace around the corner.

P.S. If you join the I.M. Collection group for 50L, there are 12 MORE GIFTS for you to pick up, as well as one for SLF&O group members. 😀

Look at These Nails!

Look at These Nails!

Seriously, I am really loving these nails from LIVIA. And the best part is that they are a completely FREE gift for the Women Only Hunt 4.

The Snow Royale nail appliers work on Slink and Maitreya mesh hands, as well as hands that are Omega compatible, such as Vista and Tuty (Omega installer sold separately). Four different designs are included, so depending on your hands, you can wear all the same design, or different designs on each finger, as I’m doing here.

NOTE: This hunt allows decoys, and there is at least one that I found in the store. But hang in there; the “real” snowflake is not too hard to find, especially if you have the clue before you go hunting. 🙂

Snow Chains

Before I end this very long post (sorry!), I want to mention my necklace, which was an Advent calendar gift from Snowpaws. The Metal Snowflake Necklace was the gift for day 4. It is not resizeable, but you can reposition it.

Like the Advent calendars I mentioned previously HERE, Snowpaws’s calendar gifts do not expire after one day, so you can still pick up all the previous days’ gifts. There’s an interesting selection of gifts, including jewelry, accessories, and home decor items. All gifts are completely FREE, and you don’t even need to join a group! 🙂

Enjoy!

*~*~*~*

Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Belleza Belle (featured @ The Liaison Collaborative)
Eyeshadow: ARISE Enya Makeup Set (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Eyes Applier: Izzie’s Yonder Eyes
Necklace: Snowpaws Metal Snowflake Necklace (free gift / Advent Calendar Day #4)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Athena
Body: Belleza Isis
Hands: Slink Dynamic Hands
Nails: LIVIA Snow Royale Nails (free gift / WOH4)
Rings: Amala The Lumi Rings
Dress & Heels: I.M. Collection Fab Free Dec. Dress (Fab Free group gift / free to join)
Pose #1 by Imeka
Pose #3 by InDiGo

Decor Items…

LeLutka Spirit Tree (group gift / free to join)
LISP Bazaar Artemis Fireplace Bleached Warm
[CIRCA] “Northern Forest” Hanging Christmas Words
[CIRCA] “Northern Forest” Holiday Garland 2a -Azure/Silver
[CIRCA] “Northern Forest” Stool – Cocoa Trees
[CIRCA] “Frostine” Snowflake Gift Boxes (50L / Day 10 Group Advent / free to join)
StoraxTree Simple Elegance Mesh Braided Moose Rug
{what next} December Potted Poinsettia
{what next} Holiday Nutcracker
{what next} Sierra Kettle & Mugs
JIAN Fun in the Sun Frenchies #19 (50L in-store gacha)

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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. 😆

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. 😀

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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Musical inspiration:

 

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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

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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  – exalted lips – #2 holiday advent – FREE 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 – 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 – 0L/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 – oL/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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