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Among The Fields Of Gold

Among The Fields Of GoldBy now you’ve heard about the passing of Palomma Casanova, maybe from Aline’s post here. I did not know her personally or ever speak to her, to my recollection. I can’t claim any personal grief or loss. But that isn’t to say that I’m not affected because really all of SL is affected. The Free Dove was an institution in Second Life for over 18 years. It was always around as a place to send new players or even veterans that needed to spruce up their avatars for free. In that way, The Free Dove and FabFree had the same mission. It was strange shopping at The Free Dove for this post, knowing that it’s creator is no longer with us and that it might be the last time I’m there before the doors close for good.

I picked up a few items and went to a pretty sim of sunflowers that I found on Palomma’s profile picks, that it appears she owned as well. The free items that I’m wearing from The Free Dove are:

  • Free sweater dress by Satus Inc in sizes for Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Maitreya, Slink (Hourglass and Physique), TMP, and fitmesh sizes XS-XL
  • Free hair by Faga with a style HUD including all the colors
  • Free boots by Shoe-Ddiction sized for Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Physique, and Venus

To get these pieces for yourself you just need to be in The Free Dove group (it’s free to join). Then head over to The Free Dove to get the things that I’m wearing and so much more, all for free. There’s no word on how long the sim will remain so you’ll want to make the trip sooner rather than later.

Thank you Palomma, for your amazing contribution to the SL community. I have a feeling that The Free Dove and you will be remember and talked about long after the sim disappears.

Clothes

Dress  – [S] Karen Sweater Dress Bohemian (Free Gift at The Free Dove/Group is Free to Join)
Boots  – {SA} Country Connie Boot Brown (Free Gift at The Free Dove/Group is Free to Join)
Earrings – Vibing Maia

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Avalon
Skin Applier – Deetalez Venice
Tattoo – Vegas Essence
Hair – Faga Alice (recently blogged by Adalynn here) (Free Gift at The Free Dove/Group is Free to Join)
Pose – Versuta
Location – Sunflower Park


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All You Ever Did Was Wreck Me

All You Ever Did Was Wreck MeIt’s amazing how many fantastic paid groups have been temporarily free to join lately! Every time I turn around there are more and more…if only I had the group slots for them all. The two that I’m showing today weren’t a problem though, because I was already in them. I’m rambling. On to the free group gifts for free to join groups!

Loa

The Loa group is temporarily free to join until February 1st. There is a selection of free group gifts for the taking, including the free Betty skin that I’m wearing. It’s a full “blogger pack” of all the Lelutka and Velour shades, with options for freckles and brows and such.

Corvus

I do love Corvus. Here you’ll find clothes, tattoos, skins, and more in a bit of a darker style. And, you guessed it, the group is temporarily free to join! I’m not sure how long it will be free, the notice just says for a limited time. So, go now, I guess? While you’re there you’ll find a wall of free group gifts AND like 20 lucky boards full of great stuff. I’m wearing one from each thing – my tattoo (as a BOM layer) is one of the free group gifts and my dress is a free lucky board prize.

Dress sizes:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Petite

 

Allison is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Corvus Maybe Greta (Free Lucky Board Prize/Group is Free to Join)
Earrings – Vibing Maia
Rings – Vibing Maddy

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Avalon
Skin Applier – Loa Betty (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Tattoo – Corvus Better Without (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Hair – Mina Holly
Pose – A&R (no longer available)


It’s a Late New Year Greeting

No_Match GG & posh leutia top 2_001

Hail to the New Year! Wow, time flies in Second Life. I should know as I’ve been here for eons. However, I didn’t come with the grid like a few of my “old” friends. I hope 2023 treats you kindly and that you stay safe/healthy in both lives. I much prefer to celebrate in SL. My cat would rather not be exposed to the fireworks noises. He did watch one of the pretty ones explode until it got too noisy.

New Year, New Hair

I am a hair hoarder. Yes, it’s true. When No_Match announces a new group gift or sales items I am there in the blink of an eye. The newest gift is Candle, this sleek updo with wispy bangs that frame your face. The gift is a fatpack with multiple color/texture change options. The No_Match group has a $50L join free. It’s a great deal when you consider the monthly group gifts, specials, and the huge room full of previous group gifts,

Get Poshed

The current round of the Posh Event runs until January 23rd. There are multiple designer gifts set out in the booths. You do have to join the Free Posh group to pick up the gifts. The neon Posh Girl sign is a Free gift for the group courtesy of [TWC] The Wetherby Company,

Let’s get this year off to a roaring start!

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Cre’s Look Today: 

Outfit

Top – Masoom Elude Top
Pants – Aleutia Zeta Pants
Shoes – Alter Donatella – Stiletto Heels
Earrings – Chop Zuey A Great and Mighty Wonder  Earrings

Body

Body – Maitreya Lara V5.0.1
Skin for body. head. & ears –  Nuve Molli Sunkissed
Shape – Dae – Vianey Shape for LeLutka Raven EvoX 3.1 maitreya
Eyebrows – Nuve Amanda Eyebrows – Lelutka Evo X
Eyeshadow – .:: StunnerOriginals ::. HD Eyeshadow LEL – Deluxe
Lipstick –amara beauty – Juicy Lipstick – Evo X HD – FATPACK
Hair – No_Match No_Candle (Free Group Gift/$50L Join Fee)

Pose – EvoLove *PosESioN* Magical 10

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54 more reasons to be happy… if you’re a guy! ;)

54 more reasons

Hey FabFam! Like I told you Monday night, I’m back with a post for the 54 Holiday Event from LeLutka but this time it’s Alistar’s turn for a makover. Ms Starla introduced you to her Vinny and I was so happy to see another guy for FabFree. Gabe gets lonely ya know. And I was shocked at how different he looks from the 2 styles I worked up for Alistar! It really goes to show how a little creativity and some excellent shapes and skins can make a whole new “person”!

So let’s jump in with Alistar. First up, I kept the right-out-of-the-box shape and brow shape for Quinn. It’s a good shape, not too big and not too small. I felt that the included skin made the model look much older than what I’m used to seeing. But even that is a good thing really. We need more diverse looks across the Grid. I decided to go with the skin from Avarosa for my version of Quinn.  

The aptly named skin “Quinn” comes in six shades both with and without brows as well as it’s own head and brow shapes. I needed the Neck Fade Fixes from Bold & Beauty I mentioned yesterday to get a great match with my current body skin. Remember, those fixees are packaged in the “Nicholas” gift’ I was a bit disappointed that no designer offered matching body skins with the gifts. Hey, I can dream! 😉 

Alistar’s snazzy hat is from Vango. “Nate” comes with the attached hair and a helpful alpha layer for the top of your head. You also get a HUD for 20 shades of hair and 6 colors for the hat. Plus it’s tintable!

Since there is a more limited number of gifts for the guys, I decided to show one more look. And believe me, there where plenty of other shapes and skins and hair to show! Look #2 is using the shape, also named “Quinn” from Stray Dog. I really liked this shape too. It’s much larger than the first and a bit more bulky. But if that’s your style, here’s your guy. Again, I felt the skin included was not quite my thing even though it’s a phenomenal design. It’s incredibly life like! So you may fall in love. 

I added the T5 skin from Bold & Beauty to my new shape and I couldn’t be happier! Bold & Beauty‘s “Nicholas” is a gorgeous skin (and a great shape too). It comes in 6 shades with 3 versions each of dark brows, light brows and no brows. Alistar is wearing the T5 shade with light brows. 

The new short hair is from Modulus so you know it’s quality! The “Lenny” hair base comes in 8 colors to choose from. If that isn’t enough, it’s tintable too.

So there you have it, a dashing guy for absolutely free! If any of the designers for the 54 Holiday Event happen to read this… THANK YOU for an awesome event! Ya’ll rawk!

We have until Dec 30th to take full advantage of this great Event so don’t miss out!

Here’s the LeLutka Page with all the TP’s to the stores.

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Quinn – FREE/0L – Free 54 Holiday Event gift

Body – Legacy – Classic – FREE/0L – Free gift for all

Look #1

Shape – LeLutka – Quinn – FREE/0L – Free 54 Holiday Event gift

Skin – Avarosa – Quinn (Peach) – FREE/0L – Free 54 Holiday Event gift

Hair/Hat – Vango – Nate – FREE/0L – Free 54 Holiday Event gift

Look #2

Shape – Stray Dog – Quinn – FREE/0L – Free 54 Holiday Event gift

Skin – Bold & Beauty – Nicholas – FREE/0L – Free 54 Holiday Event gift

Hair – Modulus – Lenny – FREE/0L – Free 54 Holiday Event gift

Clothing – 

Shirt + Tie, Pants – Gabriel Freebee ShopFREE/0L – Free for everyone


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54 Reasons to be happy

54 reasons to be happy

Hello hello, Fab Fam! I hope ya’ll had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and fun festivities. We had a quiet little Christmas here at home but it was still a lovely time.

Now I know that the big day of gifting is over but we have SO many things still going on in SL. Like the 54 event headed up by LeLutka. See what I did there? 😛  As Ms Aline showed us, Lelutka is giving away two gorgeous full version mesh Heads: Raven and Quinn. And I got all inspired to make a totally FREE avatar with only things off the 54 list.

Remember our kids, Kerydwyn and Alistar from the “Makeover Mondays” posts? I rounded them up again to make fresh new avis! Let’s start with Kerydwyn since the list is mostly female oriented. As per last time, Kerydwyn is wearing the free version of the Legacy Classic mesh body and it’s the only thing I didn’t get off of the 54 Event list. I will be doing a guys only post tomorrow with Alistar using the 54 List.

Lots of designers are offering their take on the Raven head, in fact most of the skin gifts included their own face shape and brow shape. I picked the “Nicole” shape and skin from Clef De Peau. And believe me, it was hard to pick just one shape from all the gorgeous one on the list. The Nicole shape will shape your entire body not just the head for a nice cohesive look.

I also ended up wearing the Nicole “RoseKiss” skin from Clef De Peau made to match the Velour skin tones. It’s such a nice fresh faced skin with subtle details and a sweet glow to it. I did however love many of the other skins. There’s a skin for just about everyone here. From super vampire pale to deep exotic darks. In fact, Moccino’s gift is all shades of delicious browns and ambers and Nuve has ten fantasy colored skins too!

The body skin is from Velour and as always it’s a stunning creation. Velour is giving out full body skins for Legacy and Reborn. This is the “Venus Athletic” design body skin, “RoseKiss”. I love when designers collaborate and make for the shades offered by other designers. But, if you need a neck blender, I HIGHLY recommend the free fixes from Bold & Beauty which is another free gift on the 54 List.

EDITED to add -> I do apologize, the neck fixes are contained in the gift for “Nicholas”. While that gift is free, the fixes are designed for male skins/anatomy. So your mileage may vary

Now on to eyes. This is the “Mistletoe Collection” from Gloom. It’s a nice little fatpack of eye colors ranging from blue to brown and a neat half and half colored one. The gift includes BOM versions and appliers for LeLutka and Omega.

There are several designers offering hair bases for the List but my favorite is this sleek style from Not Found. This designer is offering a collaboration with Doux for this event. The hair bases lines up with a super long pony tail which you pick up at the Doux shop. As you can see, I skipped the pony tail and went with a sweet bow and bun. “The Gift Hair” from Studio Exposure comes with a HUD for 8 colors of ribbon and 33 hair colors for the bun. Plus you get the cute little flexi bangs too.

Last but certainly not least are the beautiful earrings from Andore. These are the “Igdry” set. In the gift you’ll find  pairs for both LeLutka Evo X human ears and the Elf ears and a HUD to change both the gem colors and the metals. Not little HUDs either… HUDS with 7 metals and 10 colors of gems. There are also a pair of free Christmas earrings at Andore too!

So there she is! A full avatar for free! Now is a great time to get a top of the line mesh head and skins, shapes and makeup and hair from some of SL best designers. Lookin’ like champagne on a beer budget!  The 54 Event requires you to join each designers Group to grab the gifts but all the groups are set to free. This is a great time to get in those groups that may be too expensive at other times of the year. And be sure to look around each shop. Many have loads of free group gifts out as well as the 54 List ones. I was able to pick up a ton of free eyeshadows and lipsticks as well as other skins.

And one last note. I did not edit the shape you see at all. I simply wore what the designers gave us. That said, the shapes are modifiable! So find one you like and use it as a base or a starting point to design your own look if you don’t like the “right out of the box” look.

The 54 Event only runs until Dec. 30th! That’s just a few more days to get your hands on all the wonderful gifts! Here is a quick link to the page from Lelutka that lists all the stores and has direct Teleports.

Head – LeLutka – Raven – FREE/0L – Free 54 Event Gift

Body – Legacy – Classic – FREE/0L – Gift for all

Skin – Clef De Peau – Nicole – FREE/0L Free 54 Event Gift

Eyes – Gloom – Missletoe Collection – FREE/0L – Free 54 Event Gift

Hair Base – Not Found – Christmas Hair Base – FREE/0L – Free 54 Event Gift

Hair Bow and Bun – Studio Exposure – The Gift Hair – FREE/0L – Free 54 Event Gift

Earrings – Andore – Igdry –FREE/0L – Free 54 Event Gift

Dress (Warning! This gift was set to expire on Dec 24 but as of this printing, it is still available)- 1 Hundred – Warmth Mini – FREE/0L – Gift for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group – Group is free to join.   


Walking In A Winter Wonderland

Walking In A Winter WonderlandGo outside and enjoy the winter weather, they said. It will be fun, they said. Okay I’ll admit that it is really pretty. I’ve never had a problem looking at winter weather, it’s the going out in it that gets me. So enjoying it while sitting on my sofa wrapped up in a blanket is a-okay with me!

Cozied Up

Really, I didn’t have a choice. What better way to show you this adorable little sweater dress? I got it for free on the FabFree Fallen Leaves & Frost Hunt. This is definitely the “frost” portion. You can find it at JNXD in the magical hidden rainbow. All the details (including hints!) for the hunt are here and you have until the end of the November to search them all out. As for this dress, it comes with a full HUD of dress and belt color options and sizes for:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Ebody Classic and Curvy
  • Kupra
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Maitreya Petite
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Rosy Cheeks

I’m also wearing a new skin! I love the sweetly pink cheeks and smattering of freckles. This time it’s the current free group gift from Seven Deadly Skins. 7DS is great because the skins come as one piece that includes the head and the body. Easy peasy. If you don’t want to mess with making sure your head matches your body and neck fixes and all that rigmarole, than this is the place for you. It’s also fun because it’s so easy to change up skin tones. I went with a lighter tone then I’d normally wear and didn’t have to worry about if I had all the pieces to match – just “wear” and done! The gift includes both brow and browless options in a wide range of 7DS skintones and the group is 350L to join and gives regular monthly gifts.

Okay, that’s enough of this. I’m going back inside where it’s warm before I freeze my pixels off!

Allison is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – JNXD Holly (Free Gift for the FabFree Fallen Leaves & Frost Hunt)
Rings –Vibing Maddy
Earrings –Vibing Maia

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Avalon
Skin Applier – 7DS Applepie (Free Group Gift/Group is 350L to Join)
Hair – Doe Margarite
Tattoo – Vegas Good Feeling
Pose – Glitterati
Location – Winter Love Valley


My Aim Is True

My Aim Is TrueYou guys, it’s happening! The Black Friday sales are starting! Let’s all try to take deep breaths and pace ourselves. With a bit of caution we can make it through this shopping season with a few remaining L…maybe.

Unrelatedly, I’m not quite sure what’s happening in this picture. Sometimes I’m not sure if it’s me or Miss Tobias who is in control here. I was about to snap a perfectly normal picture and right as I did she made that face. I couldn’t not use it. It’s too strange and wonderful. But enough about facial expressions and poor photography skills, there are Black Friday sales and freebies to discuss!

So Close

Firstly, we need to talk about Eternus. There is a new free group gift in the store and it’s this lovely Alison skirt that is so close to being something that I can pretend is named after me. But alas, it’s an L short. But wait, there’s more – the Eternus group is currently free to join! I can’t remember how much it usually is, but it’s free right now and that’s what matters. Once you join, there is a whole wall of free group gifts to collect.  The cute tied choker that I’m wearing is a example of one of the older but still awesome free group gifts. While you’re there, the entire mainstore is 50% off except for new releases. The sale and temporary free group join both started today and will last until November 30th.

Both gifts that I’m wearing here come with a HUD of color options and the skirt has sizes for:

  • Kupra
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Reborn

Against the Rules

Okay, technically this is against the FabFree rule of blogging items that are 75L or less, but the entire Magika store is currently 50% off! Magika hardly ever has sales so this is a really big deal. Originally the sale was only supposed to last through the 20th but I read that it’s now been extended through the end of November. You don’t wanna miss this!

Just don’t tell Aline that I broke the rules. *wink*

Allison is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Caboodle Gaia Tank Top
Skirt – Eternus Alison (Free Group GIft/Group is Temporarily Free to Join)
Necklace – Eternus Eden Choker (Free Group GIft/Group is Temporarily Free to Join)
Rings –Vibing Maddy
Earrings –Vibing Maia

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Avalon
Skin Applier – E.Beauty Anna
Hair – Magika Amy (50% off until 11.30)
Tattoo – Vegas Good Feeling
Pose – marukin (no longer available)


Hello, I’ve Just Got To Let You Know

Hello, I've Just Got To Let You KnowYou may recall from my recent ramblings, that I’ve spent a bit of time at Candy Kitten doing some serious lucky board stalking. You might also be interested to know that there is a group gift available right next to the lucky boards. When I first went it was a free 300L store credit and at some point I noticed that it had become this fantastic outfit that I’m wearing in front of these oddly placed blocks. Yeah, Candy Kitten is definitely a group to get in and stay in, for so many reasons.

Passionate

I keep finding things that I love about this outfit. It is seriously so well made and detailed. From the shading and texturing on the vest to the amazing cut outs on either side of the skirt right back to the extensive HUD, this outfit is a keeper. Don’t even get my started on the thumb hole on the sleeve. As I mentioned, the Passion set is a free group gift at Candy Kitten. You’ll find it near the middle of the store next to the lucky boards. The Candy Kitten group is 400L to join. The gift includes the top and skirt as separate pieces, each complete with a HUD full of options. It’s so generous when designers give us gifts that are also fatpacks. Upon writing this I’ve also noticed that there is a really nice pair of customizable stockings included too that I had completely missed earlier. The gifts just keep on coming.

Each Item Comes in Sizes:

  • Ebody
  • Kupra
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Perky and Petite (just for the top)

Allison is Wearing…

Clothes

Top & Skirt – Candy Kitten Passion set (Free Group GIft/Group is 400L to Join)
Rings –Vibing Maddy
Earrings –Vibing Maia

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Avalon
Skin Applier – E.Beauty Anna
Hair – Opale Rolana
Tattoo – Vegas Good Feeling
Pose – loel


Drop Everything Now

Drop Everything NowFLF-o-Ween? More like FLF-o-CUTE!

I can’t keep up with all of the freebies lately, let alone try to blog them! It’s just SO much. Luckily there’s a whole team here at FabFree to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the treats. In today’s post I made a visit to FLF-o-Ween.

FLF-o-GoNow!

This is such a great event! On top of free gifts at every booth, there are 50L items too! Come for the freebies, stay for the bargains. I’m showing a bunch of free items today, in no particular order:

  • The pretty top that I’m wearing is free from MARU. When you first put it on it is rather transparent, but don’t fret! One of the options in the HUD allows you to change the opacity if you, like me, prefer to cover your assets. The HUD also includes a fatpack of color choices and there are sizes for Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya.
  • My lovely lacey necklace is by parfait and comes in either black or the white that I’m wearing.
  • Last but not least, is my sweet snack – it’s the gift from Movement and includes the hold animation, the pink treat that I’m currently enjoying, and also one in black.

FLF-o-Ween runs through November 4th. The group is free to join and is required to pick up the free gifts.

 

Allison is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – MARU “Elena” Bandeau (Free Gift at FLF-o-Ween/Group is Free to Join)
Skirt – Blueberry Bella
Necklace – parfait Rosario Choker (Free Gift at FLF-o-Ween/Group is Free to Join)
Popsicle – Movement Vampire popsicle (Free Gift at FLF-o-Ween/Group is Free to Join)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Avalon
Skin Applier – Alexandrite Lucy
Tattoo – Vegas Good Feelings
Hair – Enrage Frona
Pose – Fudge