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 Not Just for the Birds

Not Just for the Birds

 

The Pen is Mightier than the Beak….

With my coffee in one hand and my notepad in the other, I decided to head out to the yard to make notes for my next post. My goal is write a post about the other group gift at Angel DELUXE that I didn’t mention in my surfing post [HERE]. As I’m scribbling notes … comes in classic avatar sizes XS-XL… comfy look and feel…. FREE to members but the group has a 10L joining fee… blah blah…. an owl swoops down and takes my pen from my hand and perches on the garden wall… FINE! You write my next post….

Please allow me to introduce myself….

I’m Owlson.  Carson has so graciously allowed me to finish his post today. (I personally think he has writer’s block) I’ve just flown in from the Tres Chic Event event that I read about from Serena [HERE] and [HERE] and Love [HERE]. While I was circling the event, I was asking HOOever was around if there were gifts that were not geared strictly for the hens. I was fortunate enough to find a flock that was looking for the same things I was.  We soared from booth to booth finding great  nest home and garden items. I’ll list them below to save you from me trying to imitate Caiben’s droll sense of humor….

  • CHEZ MOI – Teal Wooden Bench
  • [Merak] – Cup and Notebook
  • Serenity Style- Rusty Birdhouse
  • Fashiowl Poses – Happy Birthday Gift w/ Owl Pose

If you noticed, you can even get a lifelike version of me in a perched  pose position from Fashiowl. All you need to do to get these great gifts is join the Tres Chic group for FREE and wear the group tag while picking up gifts at the Tres Chic Event.
This blogging gig is easy. I wonder if they have an opening for an owl who looks better in glasses than Caiben does?

EDIT: The gift from Fashiowl is IN the owl which is an owl balloon… I still like the owl….

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: Angel DELUXE – Gray Sleeve Sweater (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 10L to join)
Pants: A&D Clothing  – James Jeans
Shoes: A&D Clothing – Barcelona

The Stuff…

CHEZ MOI – Teal Wooden Bench (Group Gift @ the Tres Chic Event FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

[Merak] – Cup and Notebook (Group Gift @ the Tres Chic Event FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Serenity Style- Rusty Birdhouse Green (Group Gift @ the Tres Chic Event FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

Pose: Fashiowl Poses – Happy Birthday Gift w/ Owl (Group Gift @ the Tres Chic Event FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

Sim: Private

 

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Adventures in Babysitting

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Hello there, Fab Free!  In my last post {HERE}, I told you about the Flawless Sim’s Adventures in Babysitting quest that Ripley and I had recently completed.  Today I have a quick post to share three more of the 11 free prizes that are awarded at the completion of the quest.

A Bird in the Hand

First of all, the Pretty Saffron Finch perched on my finger came from Zo Awesum.  The cute little guy is so adorable, and comes with his own cage, but I kind of figured he’d appreciate some freedom so he could stretch his wings.  Best of all, he is completely free when you finish the babysitting quest.  When I was a little girl in real life, I used to sit quietly below my father’s bird feeder, with my hand outstretched, just hoping a feathered friend might land on my fingers, but it never happened.  At least I get to experience that in SL. 🙂

A Free Top….Why Knot?

My free, long sleeved, knotted top from Tori Stylez was well worth all the searching for those two wandering twins.  Lily features a delicate floral print and realistic folds in the texture.  It includes a color change HUD packed with 8 options, so it’s like getting 8 different shirts in one.  I chose to pair  the crop top with simple denim shorts, but you could also dress it up with a skirt or a pair of longer pants on a cool day.  I really like how the ends of the ties dangle down.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility

    • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
    • alpha layer for classic avatars
    • Curvy
    • Fine
    • Freya
    • Hourglass
    • Isis
    • Maitreya
    • Physique
    • TMP
    • Venus

Adventure 1

The Mark of Beauty

Sometimes in SL, it seems like everything is just too perfect, too flawless.  With the free Adventures in Babysitting gift from Arte, you can add a touch of whimsy and visual interest to an otherwise perfect complexion.  With the Catwa Adored Moles applier, you can wear two versions of a sprinkling of beauty marks.  I think they provide a lovely touch of character, and help to draw the eye to your face. Below, I’ve included snapshots of my face with no beauty mark applier (on the left) and with the second variation  of the moles (on the right), so you can get an idea of the range of options available. One of the wonderful things about SL is the ability to change the appearance of your skin with just a few clicks.

Adventures 5

Well, that wraps up my coverage of the Adventures in Babysitting quest at the Flawless Sim.  The event runs only until May 29th, and grants you 11 free prizes in all  at the completion of the quest.  I enjoyed reading the story as I traveled from store to store, and was very happy with the quality of the gifts at the end.  To begin your own adventure, teleport to the Flawless Sim, and click the event sign to obtain the necessary Hud.  Wear the HUD, which will appear as a red oval on your screen, say yes when prompted for permission, then left touch the HUD and select “Adventure in” on the sub menu.   Directions for completing the quest will appear on your screen.

Until my next post, happy shopping questing!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Moles:  Arte Catwa Applier Adored Moles (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier: Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair Lisette

Top:  Tori Stylez Lilly Top (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Mesh Denim Shorts

Bird on Hand:  Zo Awesum Pretty Bird Saffron Finch (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  Illi’s Slink Meriel Flip Flops

Poses:  (full body) Fussy x Foxcity     (close up) Aushk’a & Co.

Sim:  Whimberly
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It’s Just Like Riding A Bike

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HORRAY for Friday! I am very much looking forward to a weekend of relaxing… Maybe I’ll even pull out my old ten speed and see if I can remember how to ride it.  I thought I’d try a little practice in Second Life first and took a trip down to Baja Shore.  Seems pretty easy here, hopefully I’ll follow suit on the real life version.  Wish me luck!

A Fine Friday

On this fine and sunny Friday afternoon, I am sporting the Lauren outfit by Scandalize that I picked up as a free Tres Chic group gift for this Anniversary round.  As Serena mentioned in her post [HERE] and [HERE], there are a ton of gifts to pick up with your free group join!  You can find this gift in particular at the Scandalize display at Tres Chic.

About Lauren

The Lauren outfit is a one piece outfit that includes the skirt and blouse together.  It also comes with a texture change hud that allows you to change both the top and bottom to several different patterns/colours with the click of a button.

Sizes included:

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

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Olympia
Dress – Scandalize Lauren (free Tres Chic Group Gift / 0L / free to join)
Sim – Baja Shore

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Siren of the Sea

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Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  After reading about the Flawless Sim’s Adventures in Babysitting, Ripley and I decided to give it a go.  This quest casts you in the role of a babysitter for two adventurous twins who wander off while shopping.  Your task is to try to locate the missing girls, and it seems that you are always just one step behind the troublesome duo.  During the quest, you wear a special HUD and visit 11 different stores on the sim, obtaining clues along the way.  When you successfully complete the mission, you are rewarded with 12 free gifts, one from each of the stores participating in the event, plus a bonus prize.  The only catch is that you have to complete the entire quest to receive the gifts.  It really wasn’t that hard…….we didn’t even need to rely on Ripley’s amazing nose.  The clues at each location gave pretty clear hints about where to go next.  You can pause the quest at any time, so you don’t have to complete it all in one sitting.

Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

Normally, I sport a pair of deep chocolate eyes, but one of the free gifts in this hunt is a pair of startlingly blue peepers from Sinful Curves.  These eyes come in mesh as well as the classic version and have 3 variations of the white part of the eye to choose from:  average, bloodshot and bright.  I think they are simply stunning, with their clear, sparkling brilliance.   The pale hue lent a mysterious air to my magical mermaid.  ♫♪ Tune ♬ ♪

Always Be Yourself, Unless You Can Be a Mermaid…Then Always Be a Mermaid

At TempT, the pupster and I explored a magical underwater shop filled with fantastic skins and all things mer.  The free prize from this watery store was a deep, emerald green tail, which set the theme of my photo.  With a realistic looking scaly texture and a sweeping tail fin, you will be ready to play the role of siren, and lure sailors with your enchanting voice and music.  Although I don’t see myself dressing often as a mermaid, this outfit was definitely a fun way to change things up!

More Prizes in Our Next Post

Ripley and I will return soon with more prizes from our adventure in babysitting.  Until my next post, happy shopping questing!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  Sinful Curves Adorjan Eyes Glaucous (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Run Away Nymph Hair Blondes

Tail: TempT Quest Mesh Mer Tail (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie
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Everything Is Coming Up Roses

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I feel like a flower in the garden wearing this pretty pink rose printed dress by AdoreZ that I picked up at The Garage Fair.

Will You Accept This Rose?

The Mabel Flower Dress comes in several sizes as listed below so I am sure you’ll find a size to fit you, and the best part is…  it’s just 1L!  There are a few of those barrels sitting around at the AdoreZ display at The Garage Fair, so take care when you are looking for this dress that you check for the one that is priced at 1L and check the contents first.  The others are barrels are priced at 10L and I haven’t checked them out yet, but if this dress is any indication, I am sure they are great too.

Sizes included:

  • XS-XL Mesh
  • XS-XL Fit Mesh
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

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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 Lake
Dress – AdoreZ Mabel Flower (1L / @ The Garage Fair)
Pose by LW Poses
Sim – Follow Your Bliss

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Hang Loose

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*sighs*  I so wish I had thought to do a “hang loose symbol” with my hand for this selfie!  Next time… 🙂

Ladies… if you are needing to stock up on summer wear for your inventory, make sure you stop at The Garage Fair.  I have been very busy all week showing off tons of great free gifts that you can pick up at the participating vendor displays, and I am STILL unboxing more.

The Ainsley Outfit in the Peace print is the free gift you can pick up at the YumZ display.  All you need to do is touch the barrel and the contents will be delivered.  This one piece outfit including denim skirt and tie dyed blouse comes in several mesh body specific sizes and has the cutest tied shoulders.

Sizes Included:

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

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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 –  Exile Rush
Outfit – YumZ Ainsley Peace (free @ The Garage Fair)
Glasses – Zaara [Goa Party] 13 Retro Sunglasses Rosegold Pink (50L per play / instore gacha)
Phone w/ Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Teahupo’o

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Eye Candy

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Good morning Fabulous Readers!  I am still happily unboxing gifts and dollarbies that I have picked up at The Garage Fair.  Last night I opened up the 1L item by Furtacor and was very pleasantly surprised with this sexy little summer dress.

For Just 1L…

You too can own the Furtacor Candy Dress as shown on my avatar for just one little linden by visitng the Furtacor display at The Garage Fair.  This dress comes in mesh (with alpha), fitmesh and Slink specific body sizes and has a texture change hud with 30 different top and skirt combinations and three options for lace.  I went with the black floral print for both the top and the skirt, but you can choose textures for the top and skirt separately.  There are tons of solids and prints to choose from if flowers aren’t your thing.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS – L Mesh + Alpha Layer
  • XXS – L Fitmesh
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass

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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 Emeline
Dress – Furtacor Candy (1L @ The Garage Fair)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Whimberly

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PEACE

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Hey there FabFree Readers!  Over the last few days I have been showing you some really nice gifts that are available at The Garage Fair and I have another one to share news with you about today.

Before I get into the details of my free outfit…

I wanted to mention that it has come to my attention that some of the barrels do not contain gift items, they contain for sale items.  Please take care when you are willy nilly clicking away at the barrels that you don’t purchase something you don’t intend to.  Take your time, look around and check the prices!  There are many gifts to be found, but many great deals too.

Sky Blue Lara

The playful 2 piece set called Lara that I am wearing today is a free gift that you can pick up at The Prism Garage Fair Display by buying the contents of the barrel for 0L.  What you’ll receive is the teeny frilled tied top and the printed denim skirt.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS – L Mesh + Alphas
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass

Are You A Poser?

If so, you should grab this fun Happy Girl Pose that I picked up for just 1L in the B&G Marketplace store.

PEACE!

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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 Plenty (free group gift / 0L / 150L to join)
Outfit – Prism Lara Denim Top & Skirt by Journey (free / 0L /  @ The Garage Fair)
Shoes – Pure Poison Chloe Sneakers (featured @ Kustom9)
Pose – B&G Happy Girl Pose (1L / marketplace)
Sim – Costa Blanco

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I See Your True Colours

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A Primary Pairing

Good morning Fabulouses!  BlackRose Fashion, usually puts out one group gift per month, but this month there are two of them!  I haven’t even had a chance to try on the first one yet which is a floral printed dress, but when this sweet 2pc set came up as a second group gift, I jumped right in it.  The bright primary colours just screamed at me to wear them… and so I did.

The BlackRose inworld group is free to join, so you have nothing to lose and plenty to gain!  The Pencil Skirt and Top Set include both the mesh pencil skirt and laced top with off-the-shoulder sleeves in a variety of mesh and mesh body specific sizes.  As these come in two pieces, you can even choose to wear them separate if you like.

Sizes Included:

  • XS – XL Mesh + Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza
  • Ebody
  • Tonic
  • TMP

What’s The Point?

With the primary colours and straight lines this outfit features, I went with a simple gold triangle point necklace that I picked up at FaMESHed as a free Anniversary Gift.  The FaMESHed group is free to join and you can find this gift at the RealEvil Industries display.

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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 Colbie
Outfit – BlackRose Pencil Skirt & Top (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – N-Core Mambo (free group gift / 0L / 199L to join)
Necklace – RealEvil Industries Prix Necklace (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
Sim – Cape San Blas Beach

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Hello Sunglasses Meet MONS

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Oh, Hello Fab Free’rs! All morning I’ve been thinking it’s Monday, thank goodness I’m wrong. It’s Tuesday and one thing I enjoy about Tuesdays in Second Life is “Hello Tuesday”. Just a brief explanation for anyone unfamiliar with Hello Tuesday, it’s a weekly sales event that happens on the Cosmopolitan sim. For the entire day participating designers will set a discounted item outside their shop. Generally the discount is 50% of the usual price. Today the Hello Tuesday item at Swallow is a must-have for me.

Hello Sunglasses

These over-sized sunglasses from Swallow are just 50 lindens for today only as part of Hello Tuesday. In the package along with the mesh glasses you’ll get a color/texture change hud that will let you pick from 2 different lens colors, and 6 colors for the frames. Aside from the fact that they are super cute, and inexpensive I was so excited about these glasses because they are exactly like my favorite pair irl right down to the unique shape of the arm. You don’t need to join a group, just head out to this Swallow location and pick these sunnies up for 50 lindens while you can!

Free Group Gift

Next up, the jeweled septum piercing Pru has in is a FREE May group gift from Mons. The gift comes in 3 metals, silver, gold, and rose gold. Each version has the same amethyst colored teardrop gem. The piercing can also be manually sized. You will need to join the Mons in world group, however it’s FREE to join at this time.

Get the Pose

Lastly, I did 3 photos in this post not only to show off a few of the color options available with the sunglasses, but because I wanted to use all 3 poses in a glasses pose pack from Stop Time. Each pose is included in the Stop Time “posing with glasses” pack I found on the Marketplace for just 40 lindens. I also used the built in hand poses for the Maitreya Lara bento hands (included in the most recent body update) to further pose Pru’s fingers. The pose pack includes each individual animation and a matching pose-ball.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – little bones. Queen – Past Group Gift (2015)

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

SkinEssences – Thea (Catwa & Omega) – Currently @Kustom 9

Sunglasses – ^^Swallow^^ Metropolitan Sunglasses – 50L for Hello Tuesday

Septum Piercing – MONS / MESH – Septum Ring (style-60) – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Poses – Stop Time – Posing with glasses – 40L on the Marketplace

Hands/Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

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