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Silks and a New Face Save the Faery Queen

When I was a child I was terrified of the tooth-fairy — and of fairies in general actually. I remember other children dressing up as fairy princesses for Halloween, and all I could think of was how deceived they all were! Fairies were horrible, malevolent creatures that stole your teeth and made you stay a child forever! (Wasn’t that what Tinkerbell did to Peter Pan?!) I could certainly think of nothing worse!

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In fact, my fear of fairies never really went away until I became an adult. And interestingly enough… it turned from fear to something akin to a malevolent dislike. I saw them as creatures of deceit and even in lore, they really are.

In traditional Irish Lore, the word “Faerie” comes from the word “fay,” which is related directly to the Fates — and some believed they were women who influenced and overlooked the births and lives of men… and not always in very nice ways (obviously). Those who upset the fair folk, were said to be doomed to suffer eternal bad luck unless they made it right by the fairy they had had the misfortune of angering.

But fairies, of course, come in many shapes and sizes… and can be good or evil (though even both the good and the bad can be equally capricious according to ancient lore) and in the traditional lore all fairies were very powerful.

So is it any great surprise, that so many in Second life would wish to recreate the magical look of the fair folk for themselves? I think not! And this week, I give you a chance to do it without having to steal from the winged ones themselves!

The first thing you need is the outfit I am wearing. Because no self-respecting Queen of the Fairies would be caught without first-rate attire! So head to ~Soedara! Once there, join the group (don’t worry it’s FREE) and look for the teleport to the gift area.

There are actually quite a few very nice gifts in ~Soedara!‘s FREE area, but the one I picked up for my look in these pictures is called the Precious Haifa Silk. When you enter the FREE area, you’ll find the gifts in Vendors. You must wear the ~Soedara! group tag to get the vendors to work. You do have to pay the vendors 1L to get your items, but they will immediately refund your 1L back to you — thus making your item a FREE gift. You may find yourself there for a while going through all the choices! There are many beautiful gifts to be had!

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The second thing you need is this fabulous rigged mesh gift hair from rezology called Save the Queen. It is a steal that even Queen Mab will approve of for the sweet price of only 1L on the Market Place and comes with a fully customizable hud that lets you tint the hair first with a base color and from there even further with a secondary tint to get the hair your perfect shade. It’s the first hair hud of this kind I’ve seen and I was very impressed with the way it worked (and the control it gave me over the colors I could achieve!).

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And if a picture is worth a thousand words and the eyes are the window to the soul… then your last stop should definitely be New Faces skin store for their FREE gifts. New Faces seems to be a secret saved among friends and it’s one worth sharing. The group is FREE to join and there are currently three FREE group gifts available. I am wearing their current gift skin called Lorna as well as this beautiful eye make-up called Erotica (there are several shades in the make up pack but I chose blue) and both are currently up in the store as FREE gifts. She has all the appliers you need if you use mesh bodies and attachments and at very reasonable prices.

One of the things that really impresses me about New Faces is the detail put into the realism of the skins. These are not “Barbie Doll” skins. Though her line is still small compared to some of the larger more well known designers, she has a couple of ethnic skins available, and many of her skins feature (purposeful) ‘flaws’ such as moles or irregularities on the bodies (such as tiny vein markings and/or bone shadows). There are other realistic details on the bodies that are just too many too mention.

I spoke to the designer myself a few months ago (long before I was a FabFree blogger for her to have any reason to treat me as just another customer) and she mentioned that she is considering a men’s line at some point in the future (so cross your fingers gentlemen!). I can’t say enough about her with regards to customer service and courtesy. Hands down she was helpful, polite, and personable. And there were others in the store, and I watched her treat each of them with the same courtesy. I look for this lady to be up and coming!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) got this magical look by wearing…

Skin – New Faces Lorna (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Make Up – New Faces Erotica Make-up (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Eyes – Ikon Hope Eyes – Starfall

Hair – rezology Save the Queen (RIGGED mesh hair) (Gift) (1L on the Marketplace)

Hands and Feet – Slink

Silks – ~Soedara~ Precious Haifa Silk (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Wings – Faeline Fairy Wings – Sachiko (snow)

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Sim – No Limits – Garden of Whimsy

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No more yielding than a dream

Happy Friday FabFree Folks! And it’s a  happy Friday indeed with the huge Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt in full swing!

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This really is a huge Hunt: one hundred and four stops! The stops are organized into six paths, each named for a character in the play. So I know you can find something you love. I found so many things I had trouble picking what I wanted to show. I know, I know… such a problem to have…

This is the hunt prize for Bad Revenge. You get the lovely asymmetrical dress, the flowers for your waist and the flower crown. The build is spot on and moves beautifully. Bad Revenge is definitely a shop I will be returning to with this example of their work. My earrings are also a Hunt prize today. These are the ‘Wishing Star’ earrings from The Kandi Store. You also get a matching nose ring in the prize.

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The 1L per prize Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt runs until July 21 but with one hundred and four stops… y’all better get going!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet + Nails Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Mid feet + Basic nail HUD
Hair [RA] Hair – Jane V2
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
WingsSweet Lies – we saw them here first

DressBad Revenge – MND Hunt Dress – (1L prize for the Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt)

EarringsThe Kandi Store – Wishing Star – (1L prize for Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt)

 

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL Beached Bunny HuntGood Morning Fabulous Fans! As I reported earlier in the week, we have a bunch of new summer hunts to partake of. More are arriving every day. In fact, today marks the first day of The Beached Bunny Hunt 5… a popular well-run hunt now in it’s fifth iteration. There are 67 stops, so it may take you some time, but your inventory will get stuffed with all kinds of L$1 goodies.

Right down below you’ll find a comprehensive list of hunts running right now. You should be able to find one that’s “just right” for you. Poke the the names for more information on each hunt.

By-the-way.. FabFree and HUNT SL both have excellent pages if you’re new to hunting, or even if you’re not. There are lots of tips and tricks to be had.

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They’re Here! July Hunts!

start-buttonA bunch of brand spanking new hunts just started this morning… Wednesday, July 1st. There’s just a whole picnic basket full of new hunt prizes out there just waiting to be picked up. So oil up your inline skates and tell your friends. It’s huntin’ time!

Poke the hunt names and you’ll be whisked to the complete skinny on each one.

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Tell Me Sweet Lies

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Hello Fabulous Readers! First I must apologize for the MIA thing I have been doing. You know what they say… When it rains it pours, and it’s coming down in RL buckets right now! I did manage to put together a quick post of affordables for you today and I hope that you find something you like!

I tried my luck on the Sweet Lies gacha machine at The Fantasy Collective, and it must have been a good and lucky day because I walked away with everything I needed in just a few pulls!  I am wearing the Dune Dress (#6) along with the Dune Slink Add-on Sandals and The Dune Bag.  This machine is 50L per play.

The decorative items in the background are by Apt B and are available as part of the Rustic Now Set.  (59L per play – instore gacha).

I’ll be back soon!
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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin

Head Applier – Lara Hurley Iza (featured @ Summerfest’15)
Feet by Slink
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Catwa Leah (featured @ The Cosmo Sales Room)
Dress – Sweet Lies Dune Dress (50L per play @ The Fantasy Collective)
Shoes – Sweet Lies Dune Sandals  (50L per play @ The Fantasy Collective)
Bag – Sweet Lies Dune Bag  (50L per play @ The Fantasy Collective)
Pose by Le Poppycock
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Build – Greymoon Creations Harbor House V2
Apt B Rustic Now Hanging Seat (59L per play / instore gacha)
Apt B Rustic Now Detached Door (59L per play / instore gacha)
Apt B Rustic Now Stacked Books (59L per play / instore gacha)

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For the night is dark and full of terrors

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan. I was in love with the books from the day the first one hit the shelves waaayyy back when.  SO when I saw that Seraphim was hosting a GoT inspired event… I was really really excited. The Conquest Event did not disappoint!

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There are a ton of designer who clearly love Games of Thrones as much as I do. First up, this is the Melisandre set from Sweet Lies.  For 50L per play you can celebrate our favorite Red Woman, priestess of the lord of light and all around burn ’em all gal. There are five common dresses, all in shades of conflagration red and three rares: The golden chain belt, the handful of fire both of which I’m showing plus a ruby necklace.

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Now I know that Melisandre didn’t work for the Targaryens but when I found this gorgeous necklace in Lost Junction’s gacha for just 50L per play and I knew I was going to go “off book” for this post. There are nine necklaces, one for each of the great Houses, with no rares. With my necklace in place, I went looking for something for my hair and I found the ‘Kyla’ gcaha from Distorted Dreams.  There are eight jeweled commons, four in gold and four in silver. The rares are these tiaras with the jewels and the roses. Technically there are four rares: black roses with gold metal, black roses with silver metal, red roses with gold and red roses with silver. However you get both the gold and silver versions of the roses when you pull a rare.

Your taxi to The Conquest Event which runs until July 10!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands Slink V. 2.0 mesh  Hands + Basic HUD
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
HairLittle Bones – Feline ( which we first saw with Ms. Pru waaaayyyyyy back here)

Dress + Belt + Hand Flame – Sweet Lies – Melisandre set – (50L per play @ The Conquest Event)

Necklace – Lost Junction – Throat of the Kingdom – (50L per play @ The Conquest Event)

Tiara – Distorted dreams – Kayla – (50L per play @ The Conquest Event)

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Snow Gothic and Mage Red Makes for Perfect [Z]xen

I first fell in love with everything “Gothic” when I was eight years old. My babysitter was a teenage girl of about fifteen and my parents had gone out for “kid free” time, and she was doing her homework and reading Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” to me. After that I was hooked.

And then she let me read over her shoulder, and I read, “For Annie” for the very first time as well. Perhaps “For Annie” is not about Vampires at all… but I thought it was! And even at the tender age of eight, I wanted to be a vampire!

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“Thank Heaven! the crisis —
The danger is past,
And the lingering illness
Is over at last —
And the fever called “Living”
Is conquered at last.”

[from “For Annie” by Edgar Allen Poe]

I think that is why the ensemble that I put together this week really appeals to me! [MC] Mystic Canvass is — first, and foremost — a fabulous one-stop-shop if you are looking for quality Roleplay skins that won’t break your pocketbook. Many of them are priced at only 99L$ for a full pack, and that includes a bonus shape as well as Lolas and/or other great appliers. The store also has a terrific variety of affordable cosmetics and mesh accessories that are out-of-this-world unique. And with this gorgeous Skin as their current FREE Group Gift (Group is 0L to Join!) coming in 4 skin tones with Lolas, Phat Azz, and Slink Appliers? How can a classic Gothic Vampire girl like me go wrong?!

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Of course, I did not want to be a glittery vampire! No! No Twilight sparklers here! Growing up, I wanted to know Dracula and Dark Shadows and vampires like Louis de Pointe du Lac. I wanted pale skin, red lips, crimson eyes, blood that ran cold, and a heart that was colder! Because somehow… I thought it was like being a thorned rose — the ultimate thing of danger… power… and beauty. And yes… even as a tender young girl of only eight years old, I knew it.

“My tantalized spirit
Here blandly reposes,
Forgetting, or never
Regretting its roses —
Its old agitations
Of myrtles and roses:”

[from “For Annie” by Edgar Allen Poe]

So I pulled up Market place for a little help in completing my classic Vampire look — one I was sure would make Bram Stoker himself proud!

I didn’t manage to find a proper Edgar Allen Poe raven that suited me, but this amazing fitmesh dress by +Nocturna+ features a detailed owl print that is a stand-out and the dress pack includes both fitmesh as well as standard mesh sizes and can be found on the Marketplace for only 10L. A little more searching and I was able to complete my Gothic beauty with a set of Mage Red eyes by Imperium which were also found on the Marketplace (a steal of a deal for eyes this sharply detailed at only 9L$!) and last but not least I topped it off with an intricately wrought necklace in black by ~Edenia — another great FREE find on the Marketplace!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) got this great Gothic look wearing…

Skin – [MC] [Mystic Canvass] Snow A-Cup GG Xen Group with Dramatic Eyebrows (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Eyes – Imperium Mage Red Eyes (9L on the Marketplace)

Hair – +Spellbound+ Jezebel

Hands and Feet – Slink

Outfit – +Nocturna+ mesh (fitmesh) Dress Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Jewelry – ~Edenia FREE Pentacle Necklace (0L on the Marketplace)

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Your Friday Hunt Report

SL12BIG HUNT 300The SL12B Community Celebration is going on right now. This is Second Life’s 12th birthday party and if you haven’t visited yet, you’ll definitely want to put it on your agenda. With the celebration also comes a couple of hunts.

The SL12BIG HUNT takes place all over the sims of the fair, with over 90 exhibitors participating. Yes, it’s THAT BIG! There are all kinds of free goodies to be picked up.

The SL12B Nano Hunt is a little hunt which is taking place right in the HUNT SL building at the celebration. There are 12 free prizes (one for each year). You just have to climb up and look for them.

There is of course, all kinds of other hunt goodness going on as well. Check out the list below to find some pretty keen hunts.

Still unclear on the whole hunting thing? Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get in on the action. Pay them a visit and you’ll be good to go!

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Stormborn

I will take what is mine. I will take it with fire and with blood.

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25L Tuesday is upon us, my dears and I found this amazing ‘Targaryen’ gown from Sweet Lies.  I love the Targaryen sigil on the back.

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It will only be around till 11:59 Second Life time so if you are Stormborn you need to hurry over and grab it.

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Basic HUD
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
HairSentinus – Charlane

DressSweet Lies – Targaryen – (25L as part of the 25L Tuesday Sale)

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A Dreary Soul Heralds in a Dream of Nimue’s Magic

When we were children magic was very much alive. It surrounded us like light and water in a surreal and ethereal dream of shimmer and color.

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The Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus, and monsters were not just imaginary things. Trolls hid in our closets and under our beds. We played jump across the room, slap the light switch from a distance, and huddle under the covers. I used to imagine that within me was a power I could harness to ‘zap’ away the things that went bump in the night and obliterate them into oblivion. In my mind, I was not a wee child. I was a leviathan of strength — strong, mighty, powerful, and beautiful.

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Somewhere along the lines, we grow up. And when you’re a teenager the monsters are supposed to disappear. You know they aren’t in your closet anymore… it’s then you realize they are outside your door. They are, instead, real people with faces. Names. Families of their own. My dreams changed then — as did my outlook. The Tooth Fairy’s wings were crushed into dust… and Santa Claus faded into obscurity as the Grinch stole my Christmas.

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It was when I was an adult that I finally understood that not only were the monsters real, but that I did have magic within me that was very real as well. It was not fairy dust or hocus pocus of course. But it was magic nonetheless. It was then that I found harmony within myself.

There is that quote. Something about being afraid of the unknown? It’s when you know that the monsters are real that it becomes okay to sleep with the light off… because you know hold the light to banish them away within the palm of your upturned hand.

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Here’s how to create this magical look for yourself — here in Second life at least!

Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Skin – -Glam Affair- Renee – Dreary Soul 01 D (150L gacha prize)

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Starfall

Hair – +Spellbound+ Cursed

Hands – Slink

Slink Nail Appliers – The White Amory Heraldry – 3 color pack (1 color shown) in discount/outlet room at the main store (50L)

Outfit – *EC* Evie’s Closet Niue Gown Special Edition (FREE Midnight Mania Board)

Jewelry – Salt & Pepper Amy Necklace and Leela Earrings with color change hud (Free/0L/100L to join)

Pose by F*cking Ninjas (50L on the MarketPlace)

Sim – Junin – SaNaRaw Heaven Ocean

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