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A Cinnamon Unicorn in a Garden of Dreams

I read The Secret Garden when I was fairly young. It was one of my childhood favorites, and like many children, I loved the idea of hiding places and anything that promised any sort of secrets! Perhaps that is why these two very special Midsummer Night Dream gifts appeal to me (even as an adult) so much!

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First, the creator of Lilith’s Den has really outdone herself with this Dream Garden in mesh. Fully set out with all its pieces – which includes plants, statues, arches, tiled floors and so much more – it is large, beautiful, elaborate, and only 40 prims!

What’s more? She’s been incredibly generous with her packaging of it. Not only has she made it copy and modify (in fact I sized it down in this picture to a little less than half the half the original size so that the garden would ‘fit’ the ND/MD petite avatar gift I am showing you with it!) but she has dual packed the hunt gift. What does this mean? It means she’s not only packed it pre-setup for you, but also has packed every single piece individually within the box so that you can mix and match your own secret garden to your heart’s content! And nearly every piece of the garden is only one land impact! A truly impressive masterpiece and generous offer and hunt gift for just 1L!

And since magic is the topic of the day, after doing my poking around Lilith’s Den (The sim is one easy to get lost in just because it’s terribly fun to explore! You may not want to leave!) Your next stop really should be ND/MD to pick up their fabulous fully mesh petite avatar gift for ladies called “Little Me Unicorn.”

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Once again, this was a creator who outdid themselves on detail with a hunt gift – just check out the features on that face! The detail around the eyes and the horn and clothes are included too! Everything is included except the hair and all you have to do is find the butterfly and pay 1L!

To top this little beauty off, I did a little searching on the Marketplace for hair (we all need hair!) and managed to find this great little curly number for petite avatars by A&A called Melrosa Cinnamon for only 1L. With the modify permissions and a little creativity with tinting, I was able to touch it up and give it a great indigo affect that matched my new Unicorn hunt gift just perfectly!

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Here’s how you can get the garden and recreate the magic…

ND/MD Little Me Midsummer Unicorn Fully Mesh Petite Avatar – (1L Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt Gift)

Hair – A&A Melrosa Hair Cinnamon Petite Edition — (1L on the Marketplace)

Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden by Lilith’s Den – (1L Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt Gift)

Pose by [KoKoLoReS]

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I dream of gardens in the desert sand

Hello again, my FabFree dears!  You know, sometimes it’s fun to mix up these blog posts a little. Take a top from here and a pair of pants from other there, pair of shoes from yet another. Sometimes you can come up with a wild new look!

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I’m calling this my new Desert Rose look. It starts with these gorgeous palazzo pants from the ‘Camden’ set from Sweet Temptations. The set comes with the pants with the attached belt and a super cute denim vest. Camden is the latest group gift and the group is free to join. My top is a great bargain from Eluzion. This is the ‘Melina’ top and the chocolate brown I’m showing is just one of six color/patterns the HUD lets you choose from. Right now, Eluzion is offing the Melina top with the HUD as a special promotion for only 65L. But, if you like the top, you better hurry down… the special sale only lasts this week!

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To complete my new look, I needed some great shoes and jewelry so I headed to the Marketplace. I found these fantastic ‘Tribal’ sandals for SLink Mid Feet from Katie’s Kreations for only 10L! You can’t beat that!  While I was on the Marketplace, I found the just right necklace and earring set from Old World. This is the Medieval Jewelry – Tooth set from Old World and it will only set you back 1L.

Do you like my little friends in the picture? These are two of the eleven adorable little Fennec foxes available in Half – Deer’s Fennec Fox Gacha at Kustom9.  These cuties are only 1land impact each and the two rares are wearable companions. You can collect a whole… flock… herd… troop… of them at only 65L per play. Kustom9 runs until July 15th so don’t delay if you need one of these little guys.

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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
HairTruth – Jolie
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
SnakeHalf – Deer – Cornsnake -coral

TopEluzion – Melina Top Fatpack –  The special price is only good for a day or two more! Hurry, my dears!

PantsSweet Temptations – Camden set – (Free/0L/group Gift group is free to join)

JewelryOld World – Medieval jewelry – Tooth – (1L on the Marketplace)

ShoesKatie’s Kreations – Tribal Sandals – (10L on the Marketplace)

Pets – Half – Deer – Fennec Fox – (65L per play gacha @ Kustom9)

 

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Lady Dark Elf

The Dark Elf

One of my first experiences in the world of fantasy was reading the Forgotten Realms fantasy novels by R. A. Salvatore. Several of his novels center around the world of dark elves or “drow” and since then I’ve always had a love for that particular fantasy race. Needless to say, when Astrid showed me the latest group gift at The White Armory, I instantly envisioned a high-born lady drow and couldn’t wait to put a complete look together.

This FREE group gift from The White Armory is a fully mesh dress complete with sculpted attachments and accessories for added detail. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes and includes a matching belt and a system layer modesty top. The belt and modesty top are not shown in my photos. This dress would be perfect for several role play genres, and would make a great addition to any role-payer’s wardrobe. The White Armory group is FREE to join, so no reason to miss out on this lovely dress.

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – little bones. Oracle – Landslide

Skin – Lumae – Hecate

Head –  Lelutka – Aria

Ears – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1

Dress – ***TWA***Celtic Antiquity Gown Set – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Body/HandsMaitreya – Lara

*Location – Macbeth

*Poses by HelaMiyo

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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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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

Hands and Feet – Slink

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

Wings – Faeline Fairy Wings – Sachiko (snow)

Poses by !Bang

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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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)

LocationSarawak

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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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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)

LocationSarawak

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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

Signature use 320 size

 

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