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Tis Kustom

Tis Kustom Hello Fab Free’rs, I hope you’ve all been having a wonderful week! I’m doing pretty well myself, especially after indulging in a little retail therapy at the current round of Kustom 9. This round of Kustom 9 is an anniversary round. Can you believe Kustom 9 has turned 3? In it’s relatively short time in Second Life, Kustom 9 has become one of the events I personally enjoy the most. I like the fact that it has remained a smaller event while still bringing in quality designers, at least in my opinion. In celebration of this anniversary, most if not all the participating vendors have put out a 9 linden gift. I picked up several, and the ones shown here are just a handful that I thought went well together.

This cute shoulder-length hairstyle is the K9 gift from MINA. I am always a sucker for heavy blunt bangs! I also like the swept back look of the style. I think it appears as though it could be tied back, but it floats over the shoulders and ends in a sort of feathery natural looking edge. The hair includes a color change hud of pretty “light brown” variations, and a version with and one without materials enabled.

Next, Essences also placed out a pretty variation on their Sophia skin as their K9 gift. This lovely face with the lilac lips is a Catwa head applier only. The gift applier is in the Essences medium01 tone with dark brows, and costs just 9 lindens like all the gifts at Kustom 9. I think the subtle makeup on this Catwa head applier by Essences is great for everyday wear. I also believe would look just as nice with casual clothing as it would with formal attire.

Fab Free’s own Kathryn commented on the photo for this post in Flickr that these eyes were “striking”. I completely agree with her, she always has such nice things to say! The eyes are part of the K9 gift from S0NG. S0NG’s 9 linden gift includes this hazy blue pair of eyes, and an equally strange and beautiful greenish pair. Named the “Bomi” eyes, each pair comes in a  mesh set, as well as a classic system layer.

Finally, this glittery iridescent choker with the little heart is from Pumpkin and I’m crushing on it big time! lol The mesh collar/choker has such a fun vibe, and it made me think of all the fun plastic jewelry I would have worn in my teens. Needless to say there was an instant feeling of slight nostalgia which is always a good thing in my book. The glittery heart choker has resize scripts built in for easy fitting, and is seriously cute on, especially for just 9 lindens.

Here are the details, I hope you like this small sample of the Anniversary gifts at Kustom 9.

Hair – MINA – Odyle – Light brown – 9L @Kustom9 

Catwa Head Applier – Essences Catwa Applier [K9 Gift] – 9L @Kustom9 

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Bomi Eyes :: – 9L @Kustom9 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Choker – [Pumpkin] Glitter Heart Choker- Gift – 9L @Kustom9 



Sinister to Sultry

Sinister to Sultry Sometimes all you need is a little makeup and a change in eye-color to change your look in a dramatic way. Using eyes by S0NG that I picked up at the Crossroads event, and makeup from the 50 Shades of Catwa Hunt happening at Indulge Temptation, I was able to take Pru’s look from slightly sinister to sultry. Pru’s wearing the same head, hair, and base skin in both photos.

In my opinion eyes from S0NG almost always have an otherworldly look to them. The Nyx eyes gacha by S0NG at the Crossroads event is no exception. These eyes have that signature glassy look S0NG is known for, and come in a huge variety of colors that range from natural to unnatural and everything in between. These sparkling eyes are available for just 55 lindens per play at the Crossroads event. Included with each pair of eyes is a mesh set of eyes, a matching alpha, and a system layer set.

The dramatic eye shadow and intensely colored lipsticks are just a few of the 50 total Catwa makeup appliers you can hunt down during the Indulge Temptation 50 Shades of Catwa Hunt. The item you’ll be hunting for is a little Catwa logo. Each hunt prize is 5 lindens and includes a single shade of lipstick or eye shadow. There are no groups to join, just head over to Indulge Temptation and enjoy the hunt!

Here are the details, Happy Hunting!

Hair – Clawtooth: Infatuation (6: Dark Ombre Pack) – Previously @The Arcade

Skin –  Essences Digby Medium 01

Head –  CATWA HEAD Gwen

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Nyx Eyes // Sunshine Eye – 55L per play @Crossroads

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Nyx Eyes // Honey Brown Eye – 55L per play @Crossroads

Eye Shadow Catwa ApplierIndulge Temptation – !IT! – 50 Shades Of Catwa Hunt #05

Eye Shadow Catwa ApplierIndulge Temptation – !IT! – 50 Shades Of Catwa Hunt #49 – 5L 50SCHunt Prize

Lipstick Catwa ApplierIndulge Temptation – !IT! – 50 Shades Of Catwa Hunt #10 – 5L 50SCHunt Prize

Lipstick Catwa ApplierIndulge Temptation – !IT! – 50 Shades Of Catwa Hunt #22  – 5L 50SCHunt Prize


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 09/23/2016 – Hudson’s Clothing Co.

Hudson's Interior
Happy Friday Fab Free’rs! Today is the first installment of Fab Free Designer Friday. In this weekly blog post we’ll showcase a specific Fab Free designer and take the time to tell you about that designer and all they have to offer. This week’s Fabulous designer is Hudson’s Clothing Company. Hudson’s has been part of Second Life since 2008 and is definitely a shop that has something for everyone. There is mesh and system layer clothing for both men and women, as well as jewelry, eyes, and furniture. On the main floor you will find a kiosk with hunt information, event information, and group gifts for various groups including the brand new Fab Free group gift previously shown here. There’s also a Hudson’s Clothing Company group gift to be had, so definitely take the time to visit the store.
HUDSON's RENOVATION Sale POSTER Hudson’s is almost a one-stop-shop which makes it fun for browsing as well. There are currently 5 floors to peruse, however Hudson’s is gearing up for a bit of a makeover at the moment. In the wake of this store refresh, Hudson’s Clothing Co. is having a huge sale this weekend. All sales items are located upstairs and most of them range from $0 lindens to $99 lindens. These great deals won’t last, so get your shopping on Fab Free!


Goodbye Summer Romance

Goodbye Summer Romance Hello There Fab Free’rs! Isn’t it exciting, our Fab Free blog has been bubbling with activity recently and it’s been marvelous. I’m excited to see all the posts from the new additions to our Fabulous team. For now I have some fantastic September group gifts from Avi-Glam, E.Vary, and Sevyn East I’m excited to share with you, starting with this beautiful pink paisley romper from Sevyn East.

Sevyn East has a few group gifts available for FREE to all group members, and I think this summery romper is the most recent of the gifts. In true nerd form, the paisleys were the most exciting part of this romper for me. It comes in fitmesh sizes, as well as body specific sizes for Slink, TMP, Maitreya, and Belleza. Also included is a color change hud so you don’t have to wear pink if you’d rather not! The hud lets you pick between pink, teal, yellow, and violet. The Sevyn East group is FREE to join, so no reason to miss out on this or the other FREE gifts.
Freckles or Not Another FREE group gift for the month of September comes from Avi-Glam. These pretty pale green eyes are FREE to group members, and the group is FREE to join. You’l find this FREE gift on the counter in the center of the Avi-Glam main store. Included with the mesh eyes is a hud to adjust the size, and let you switch “full bright” on or off.

Finally, E.Vary has put out another beautiful skin for FREE to all their group members. This skin is named Yuli, and as you can see in the above photo, she has the option of being freckled or not freckled. Included with this gift is a classic system skin, a freckle tattoo layer, a cleavage tattoo layer, 4 shapes, and an applier hud with options for Catwa heads, Omega compatible heads, and Omega compatible bodies. The E.Vary group, like all the groups in this post, is FREE to join. Also, there are a couple of other previous group gifts to be had.  You might need to join the in-word subscriber group as well to get this gift (I joined both), which of course is also FREE. You’ll see the group gift vendors in front of the desk at the E.Vary store.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair enVOGUE – HAIR Sabrina – Ombre *Can be worn with or without headband

Skin – E. Vary Yuli Skin Morena – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Head – CATWA HEAD Anna *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

EyesAvi-Glam – AG. September Eyes – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Romper – SEVYN EAST IVY ROMPER- SEPT GG – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by Indigo

**Location – Calas Galadhon


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TGIFIt’s Fri-yay!!! Hello hello Fab Free’rs, I hope you’re enjoying this fine day, or are about to have a great weekend. As for me, I’m glad to be here sharing my Fabulous finds with you. For today I wanted to focus on hair and makeup. In my personal opinion one of the best things about Second Life is the ability to infinitely customize the look of your avatar. To say that my personal taste is eclectic would be an understatement, I love the freedom SL gives me to change my look entirely on a whim. That said, not all changes need to be dramatic. Sometimes something as simple as a new hairstyle, a new set of eyes, a bold eyeliner, or a different shade of lipstick can be all the change you need.

Speaking of hairstyles, I really like this FREE gift from Moda. I think the half up half down messy bun a great mix of casual and effortlessly chic. There’s no need to join a group or slap a board to get this FREEbie from Moda. The gift is FREE for everyone, and includes a chest-friendly fit. This is the only hair color included, however it’s FREE and really it’s quite pretty. To get this gift, head to the very back of the Moda store and click on the vendor. There are also several other non-group and group gifts waiting.
Double Take Okay, I know they are mildly distracting, but please do your best to ignore the odd little shadows that appeared in these photos! lol I wanted to give a side by side comparison of an already lovely skin with the addition of some various makeup appliers. Also, check out those eyes! The pretty mesh eyes are a FREE gift available to everyone at Dulce Secrets. I wouldn’t have guessed pink and silvery grey eyes would have been so pretty and passably natural looking. I am however, pleasantly surprised at how unique and pretty these eyes from Dulce Secrets look. You can get these pretty pink peepers for FREE by clicking the gift vendor next to the Midnight Mania board at Dulce Secrets, no group needed.

Next, the deep dark winged liner with the white added to the waterline that speaks to my soul is from Pink Acid. I was so excited when I came across it! I know, I’m a complete nerd and I don’t even care. I’m a sucker for beautifully done heavy winged eyeliner. I think my inability to create this look on myself in real life might make me covet it even more in Second Life! lol This Catwa applier by Pink Acid is available on the Marketplace for just 1 linden. You’ll also find a classic system layer in the package, so a mesh head isn’t a must.

Finally, the purple/mauve lipstick is another applier I picked up for FREE on the Marketplace from a shop called Shiny Stuffs. This FREE wearable demo is also an applier for Catwa heads only. Not only does an applier like this one give you the pop of color, but they often appear to change the shape of your lips, as you can see in the above photo. Ultimately, this fun FREE wearable demo by Shiny Stuffs is a beautiful color, and well worth the effort if you wear a Catwa head.

Here are the details, Enjoy!/

Hair  – [MODA] PETTY BUN (caramel/ombre) – FREE Gift *Worn with Catwa hairbase included w/Catwa heads

SkinEssences – Zara – Full Release – Currently @Shiny Shabby

Head – CATWA HEAD Tumble *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

EyesDulce Secrets – ::DS:: Transcendental Silver Pink Eyes – FREE Gift 

Eye Makeup – Pink Acid Catwa Roxanne Black N White Eye shadow – 1L on the Marketplace

Lipstick – ~Shiny Stuffs~Freebie Lip Balm CATWA Applier – FREE on the Marketplace 

Shirt – Petite Mort– Beauty cropped tank

Body – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by WetCat


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Your Friday Hunt Report

openhighwayhuntGood Morning Fabulous Fans! The end of summer isn’t far off, but there’s still time to participate in some super hunts.

Too tired to actually run around in Second Life? You might want to try the Marketplace Hunt. It takes place entirely on the Marketplace. You just have to look through each online store to find the item that’s only L$5. With 44 stops, that’s a lot of very reasonable shopping.

I love road trip movies, so I’m planning to go out on the Open Highway Hunt. It’s a tiny little hunt with only nine stops, so it should only take about an hour.

If those don’t get you excited, there are plenty of other hunts to choose from. Click the hunt names below until you find the one that’s just right for you.

You say you’re new to hunting? Need help learning the ropes?
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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Your Friday Hunt Report

WS-Hunt-Logo-Aug-16There are some nifty sim and store hunts going on right now. The Botanica Butterfly Hunt just began a couple of days ago and it’s always fun to run around Botanica. I’m told that this hunt is also educational.

My partner and I have been working on the massive Around The Grid in 80 Days hunt. With 146 stores, it’s going to take us a few days to complete, but we have until the end of September, so we should make it.

Speaking of big hunts, you’ll want to get an early start on the Womenstuff Hunt. It has 150 stops, so bring some friends and bring some lunch, because this one is going to take you a while.

Not seeing the perfect hunt for you? Check out the big boodle of hunts that are coming in the next couple of months!

You say you’re new to hunting? Need help learning the ropes?
Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

Here’s a little something for merchants. If you’d like to get your store into a hunt, these are the ones that are looking for participants…


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Your Friday Hunt Report

Get Leid HuntGood Morning Fabulous Fans! We’re seeing lots more sim and store hunts crop up lately. Not only are these hunts fun and rewarding, but you can usually knock them out in a very short time, often less than an hour. Halloween (well October in general) is a big big time for store hunts so there will be lots more of these cropping up in six weeks or so.

There are all sorts of hunts to choose from on these “hot August nights.” Just click the hunt names below and you can find out all about them. I’m sure you can find one that’s just the ticket for your sense of style.

You say you’re new to hunting? Need help learning the ropes?
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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Your Friday Hunt Report

WS-Hunt-Logo-Aug-16There are lots of summer hunts going on right now, so if  you’re trying to beat the heat… just stay indoors with the AC cranked up and run around in Second Life! Really… you’ll sweat hardly at all.

If you’re a woman, you’ll want to take a run at the Womenstuff Hunt. This hunt is one of the best, so go grab all the women’s clothing and accessories before they’re gone. There are 150 stores so it may take you a couple of days to finish.

I haven’t checked it out yet, but the Carnival Of Souls Hunt seems very popular. A bit of the macabre as we all gear up for Halloween.

You say you’re new to hunting? Need help learning the ropes?
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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August Hunts Are Here!

Just Started Clock HandGood morning fabulous friends! A bunch of fine new hunts just started up this morning. You can be the first kid on your block to run around and score some hunt prizes. So check these out and maybe I’ll run into you while we’re out there hunting.

Just poke the names for all of the particulars on each hunt.

See you out on the hunt!

Xia Name Card