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I, I Will Be King

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I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing, will drive them away
We can beat them, just for one day
We can be heroes, just for one day
– David Bowie

Hello everyone and welcome to my extended Menstuff Hunt coverage! Menstuff is a lL hunt, but many of the stores on it have waived the fee, so it is an especially economical hunt to do. The object to look for is shaped like a blue T-Shirt. Today we will look at a few items from the hunt, and then I want to share something that is very special to me personally.

I love Brocade Tiger! They make clothes that are always unique and eye-catching. In other words, they are perfect for people like me who crave a little attention now and then. For the Menstuff Hunt, Brocade Tiger is offering the Tiger Blue Jeans w/Open Belt for free. Dark blue, they are emblazoned with a tiger theme executed to blend in rather than roar out its presence. The effect is a wonderfully subtle yet very artistic pair of jeans. They come in five sizes for a good fit and are available free for all you hot predators out there.

My hair in the above picture is a fantastic Menstuff Hunt prize from Damselfly. The Hitch Non-Rigged Mesh Hair comes with an easy to use hud to select among twenty different color variations. For only 1L, such a stylish hair with a color change hud included is definitely a bargain. Included in the box is a hairbase in ten colors and a TMP applier. That makes this Damselfly Menstuff prize an extremely good pick-up, an attractive and versatile hair that could easily become one of your favorites.

Native Urban offers this sharp looking pair of sunglasses for free on the Menstuff Hunt! I was tempted to save it for the upcoming free accessories day post, but I love the way they look in this picture. The Gold Aviator Glasses look highly realistic, and are handsome enough to be the “go to” sunglasses in your wardrobe. For Native Urban to offer them up as a free gift, is very generous indeed!

Finally, the Timeless Design‘s Celtic Necklace is a decidedly masculine necklace which can also be yours for free on the Menstuff Hunt. Consisting of a braided cord with four silver beads and a Celtic style silver cross, it is a ruggedly handsome item that will be a solid addition to your Second Life jewelry collection.

 
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David Bowie passed away recently. Having witnessed Bowie evolve through the countless phases and reinventions of himself over the years, it was a little shocking that he actually appears to have been mortal. Then again, many of us have our doubts that he really was. Feeling the loss of him, though, was nothing for me compared to the loss my friend Effie felt at Bowie’s passing. She is a huge David Bowie fan and his death affected her deeply. Because of that, I became inspired by two items currently available at Brocade Tiger: the Flamingo Tux and the Goblin King Outfit in Blue.

Donning a light skin, I made an appropriate shape and went back to Brocade Tiger to see if that incredible Flamingo Tux might still be out from the Femboy Hunt. You might recall, I previously posted about it here. To my knowledge, David Bowie never actually wore anything like it but I can easily imagine him wearing something amazing like this in a video. I am happy to report this garment is still available at Brocade Tiger and only costs 2L! To finish the outfit, I chose Avanti‘s free promo Ziggy Face Tattoo which Pru previously showed off here. It works just as well for men, and for Bowie fans it is a must have item!

The Goblin King in Blue is inspired by Jareth, the Goblin King in the movie “Labyrinth” as played by David Bowie. Offered in dark blue by Brocade Tiger, this free costume totally unleashed my movie nerd side and let it go on a prowl spreading a little Goblin magic across the grid. For lovers of the 80’s, film enthusiasts and David Bowie fans it’s a great pick up!

In closing, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and perhaps it isn’t in the cards to buy something for someone you care about. Money can be hard to come by for some of us. Maybe it is worth considering other options. From making a graphic in a paint program and uploading it into SL for 10L as a Valentine to giving your avy a look that makes them think of someone they admire, they will cherish your thoughtfulness. Of course, spending time with them can be the best gift of all. However you decide to mark the day, enjoy it! See you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

 

WHC is wearing…

 

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Tiger Jeans – Brocade Tiger Tiger Blue Jeans w/Open Belt (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)
Hair (Tiger Jeans pic) – Damselfly Hitch Non-Rigged Mesh Hair (Hunt Prize / 1L / Menstuff Hunt)
Sunglasses – Native Urban Gold Aviator Glasses (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)
Necklace – Timeless Designs Celtic Necklace (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu

Showstopping Bowie – Brocade Tiger Flamingo Tux (Hunt Prize / 2L / Femboy Hunt)
Note – The Femboy Hunt is now over but Brocade Tiger was nice enough to leave their prize out. Since getting help for it now that the hunt is over might be difficult, hopefully BT won’t mind me giving the location. It is among the dress forms, look closely and you will find it.
Makeup – Avanti Ziggy Face Tattoo (Marketplace Promo / 0L / Free Gift)

The Goblin King – Brocade Tiger Goblin King in Dark Blue (Free Gift / 0L )

Eyes – Ikon Promise Eyes in Fjord and Ikon Sovereign Eyes in Field
Skin – Akeruka Ares V2 Skin #02

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL THE LOVING KIND MAIN POSTERValentine’s Day is just around the corner and you can certainly tell if you’ve been wandering around Second Life. Hearts, flowers, teddy bears… it seems like nearly every shop has them out on display.

You can certainly tell in the hunt world as well. There are lots of romantically themed (and a couple of anti-romance) hunts that you can have some fun with. Heck… drag your loved one along, but hopefully not kicking and screaming. He-he… you know how much macho guys love teddy bears.

If you’re new to hunting, both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

So let’s do some hunting. Just poke the hunt names for the 411 on each one.

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A Little Classic Classy

Hello FabFree-ers! Are you getting ready for the ‘big’ weekend?

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If you’re the ‘goin’ out’ type for Valentine’s Day you can’t go wrong with a classic Little Black Dress. And right now, you can get your ‘LBD’ for free! This is the flirty ‘Amore’ dress from Tentations at the Color Me Project and it’s the free gift to celebrate Color Me Project’s anniversary.  The dress comes in the standard Mesh sizes XXS-L and has it’s own alpha layer.  I love the heart shape cut out on the chest and the lace detail all the hem. Just the thing for a sassy girl on a night out.

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If you have your perfect Little Black Dress… you need the perfect heels to compliment it. Illi has set out these great black heels at the Color Me Project as their free gift for us.  The ‘Black Pumps’ are for SLink High Feet, The Mesh Project, Belleza and Maitreya mesh feet.

Completing my classy classic look today is my little black clutch purse from FLRN Designs. You can pick up this cute little clutch as a free Group Gift from FLRN Designs when you join the free Group. Not only will you get the black one, you also get a red one and a turquoise one!  In the box, you’ll get two of each color: one with a hold animation and one without. There are several other past group gifts available to pick up when you join. But more about that later. ;)

The Color Me Project runs until February 19th so hurry over!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet + Nails Slink mesh Casual Hands + SLink High Feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hair – Truth – Teddy
Pose – Belle Epoque – The Guard

 

Dress – Tentanations – Amore – (FREE/0L/Color Me Project Anniversary Gift)

Shoes – illi – Black Pumps – (FREE/0L/Color Me Project Anniversary Gift)

Purse – FLRN Design – Mini Purse – (FREE/0L/Group Gift group is free to join)

Location – Blithe

 

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Make Some Waves

Make Some Waves

The sun, and the warm weather it brings, they are on the way. I can feel it in the air. This gorgeous sparkly top and skirt combination reminds me of something I’d want to wear on vacation some place warm and fun. The outfit is part of the Jack or Jill Hunt prize from BYRNE. The gift includes a pink version as well as this teal version. The fully mesh skirt and top can be worn together as shown or separately. As with all JOJH prizes, this one is FREE, you just have to stop by the BYRNE main location and find it!

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Feelin’ fine in my shimmery new outfit, I had to have just the right makeup to match. Stix has this equally pretty eye-shadow gift out at the current round of The Makeover Room. The shadow comes in 3 pretty pastel shades,  a bluish shade (shown), a greenish shade, and a bronze shade. This FREE gift includes appliers in all 3 colors for Catwa, Genesis, Lelutka, and TMP heads, as well as an Omega applier, and system layers. This gift is more than worth a trip to The Makeover Room, and a good reason to go shopping while you’re there!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – little bones. Scope – Past Group Gift *Originally Shown Here

Head – CATWA HEAD Annie Vampire

Skin – [theSkinnery] Estee (Catwa Applier)

Eye-Shadow – Stix ~ Mermaid GIFT Shadows – FREE Gift @The Makeover Room

Outfit – (BYRNE) Jillian Outfit – FREE JOJH Prize 

Body – Maitreya – Lara

SunglassesMaxi Gossamer – MG – SunGlasses – Positano Parasol – 60’s Classic

*Pose by an lar 

**Location – Las Islas 

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Warm Romance

Warm Romance

My lovely romantic Be Mine gown with warm fur stole is the current FREE gift from The White Armory (TWA). The dress is made up of several pieces that can all be worn together or you can opt not to wear all of them for several different looks each one enchanting. The pieces include a long pair of red gloves and a bracelet (not pictured). The gown is system layer with a flexi skirt that gives a romantic swish as you walk. You have til Sat 13th to join the FREE group and collect this lovely gown. Perfect timing for any formal Valentine’s Day events you will be attending.

Romance yourself:

Dress:The White Armory (TWA) -Sweet Fantasy Gown Set-Be Mine FREE with FREE group join

Hair: ARGRACE – Chikai Group Gift FREE

Skin: WoW Skins – 2016 Selia Milk

Eyes: Ikon – Denim – Past group gift N/A

Lashes:*MC* “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes with HUD – Pack1

Pose:Belle Epoque –BE Lust

Sim: Embryo

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Hearts and Heels

Hello again Fab Free Folks!

Hearts and Heels

Have you seen all the Valentine’s Day Hunts going on? I hardly know where to start with all the hearts. And cupids and roses and candy….  But I love, no pun intended, this time of year. After yesterday’s career look, I decided I needed something sleek and elegant but a little sexy. Get Frocked had just the thing. This is the ‘Add some red dress’ for the “Add Some Red” hunt. I was just taken by the low cut back and the little bow. Sophisticated but sexy, just the thing! The dress comes in the standard Mesh sizes XXS-L and has it’s own alpha layer.

Remember yesterday when I showed y’all the black ‘Tied Up’ heels from Grumble? Well, I couldn’t resist, I had to go pick up the red pair too! Grumble has twenty little boxes of candy scattered around the store for their “Eat Me” hunt and each one is just 1L.  Including these gorgeous sky high heels for SLink high feet.

Hearts and Heels

Last but not least, Livia has supplied my nails this evening for just 1L as part of the “Stupid Cupid” hunt. ‘In Love’ comes with seven colors/patterns on two HUDs. One for Omega and SLink and one for Maitreya. So they’ve got you pretty much covered!

Both ‘Stupid Cupid’ and the “Add Some Red”  hunts  AND the ‘Eat Me’ in-store hunt run until February 29!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet Slink mesh Casual Hands + SLink High Feet
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
HairClawtooth – Lady Lulu
PoseKirin Poses – Hera pack

Dress – Get Frocked – Add Some Red Dress – (FREE/0L/prize for the Add Some Red Hunt)

Shoes – Grumble – Tied Up – (1L as part of the in store Eat Me Hunt)

Nails – Livia – In Love Nails – (1L as part of the Stupid Cupid Hunt)

Location – Blithe

 

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Flowers in Betty’s Boudoir

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If you need a romantic gown for the upcoming Valentine’s weekend — or for any occasion — now is your chance to pick up a Junbug classic as a FREE group gift. If you stop by Junbug‘s main-store location, the current group gift is this stunning Betty’s Boudoir in sky blue brocade. You’ll need to wear your group tag (200L to join the group) but when you consider the gifts and benefits, the sum is worth joining the group.

This gown is highly detailed mesh in all the standard sizes. The corset has stunning ribbons and buttons down the front that are perfect for romance. I did pair mine with a lacy underlay for added romance, but the gown is also perfect just by itself.

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The devil is in the details as they say! But this deal is certainly heavily! Stop by ECCO main-store next where you can get two perfectly FREE gifts of jewelry to go with your new gown! My simply stunning Pearl Swoosh Earrings are a FREE gift exclusively for members of the FabFree Group. Just wear your FabFree tag (it’s FREE to join the group!) to pick these up! Not only are they delicate and lovely, but they also include a texture change hud with five color choices!

My hair clip is another generous FREE gift, this time ECCO is giving it FREE as part of SL frees & offers. Wear your SL frees & offers group tag (also FREE to join) and you can pick up this lovely Jewels Hair Flower in three metal choices!

Like all group gifts they won’t last forever… be sure to hurry over and pick them up while they are available!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Glam Affair – Eles Asia 02
Hair – Catwa Hair – Flora A
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Gown – Junbug – Betty’s Boudior Gown [VIP Sky Brocade] – (0L/FREE to Group Members/200L to Join the Group)
Lace Top – HolliPocket – Brenty Lace Top in White
Earrings – ECCO – Pearl Swoosh Earrings (0L/FREE to Fabfree Group Members/FREE to Join the Group)
Hair Clip – ECCO – Jewels Hair Flower in Gold (0L/FREE to SL frees & offers Group Members/FREE to Join the Group)

Pose by Eternal Dream

Sim Location – Duet

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Your Friday Hunt Report

newKTMHhuntadGreetings once again Fabulous Friends! If you love romance, then February is the month for you. There are all sorts of Valentine themed hunts to participate in. Love is in the air!

There are quite a few grid wide hunts devoted to Valentine’s Day, and sim and store hunts devoted to hearts are cropping up every day. So have a look at the list. I’m sure you can find a hunt that will get you all “twitterpated.”

If you’re new to hunting, 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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The February Hunts Are Here!

OpenA whole new cornucopia of hunts just started on Monday, February 1st, so it’s time for lots more hunting fun… not to mention all that free (or nearly free) stuff!

Get your friends together. It’s more fun to run around in a group and you can put your heads together to solve those hunt hints.

Just poke the hunt names for more information on each one. I’m sure you can find one that makes your “shopping brain” happy!

See you out on the hunt!

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL happy birthday huntWe’ve got just a couple of days left for a bunch of January hunts. Take a look at the list and you’ll see all of the hunts that will be wrapping things up on Sunday, January 31st. So if you want to grab some of these fine hunt goodies… stop procrastinating!

Of course, come Monday (i.e. February 1st), I’ll have a whole new crop of nifty hunts to tell you about. There are lots of Valentine themed hunts coming up, but more on that Monday.

So check the list and find the hunt that gives you goosebumps, then call your friends and tell them to come help you with all the hints. You’ll be glad you did.

If you’re new to hunting, 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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