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Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

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Baby, it’s Cold Outside

It’s been a cold and rainy day here in RL, and I’ve got a zillion-and-one things to do to get ready for The Big Day on Sunday. So what am I doing instead? Wandering around pretty, snowy places in SL (shame on me)! ūüėõ

Thank goodness I’ve got this GORGEOUS ensemble from GHEE to keep me warm! The entire outfit – dress, fur hat, and boots – has been set out as a free gift for group members. And since I’ve forgotten my gloves, I’m so glad to be wearing a dress that has pockets to keep my pixel hands warm (actually, the dress comes with hands-in-pockets already so no glove searching will be necessary).

In the box, you’ll find the dress in standard mesh sizes (XXS – L with an alpha layer), boots for Maitreya and SLINK High feet,¬†and the fur hat, which is adjustable via resizer.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

This pretty marble build in which I am casually strolling is a free gift from¬†Barnesworth Anubis for the KittyCatS Advent Calendar…¬†although I can’t remember which day. Doesn’t really matter, though; you can still pick up ALL THE GIFTS as long as you head over to KittyCatS sometime within the next 2 days, as Love mentioned earlier today. The complete build has 4 columns and a land impact of 17. Perfect addition to your wintry garden scene. ūüôā

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Giusy
Makeup: alaskametro “Gala” (20L per play @ On9)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Tram F1124 Hair1
Outfit: Ghee VIP Gift December 2016 (free group gift / 500L to join)
Pose: !bang Poses (entire store free to group members / 2000L to join)

Decor Items…

[ba] Classical Garden Folly (free / KittyCatS Advent Calendar)
JIAN Snow Birds (featured @ FaMESHed)
JIAN Arctic Fox Collection
JIAN ’15 Holiday Wall Decor Wreath
Studio Skye Snow Formations
Heart Garden Center Wild Holly
HPMD* Garden Tree08 with Lights Snowy
HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights Snowy
HPMD* Shrub  Snowy
Botanical Fallen Leaves
Botanical Sword Ferns
Botanical Decorative Light Set

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Last Minute Holiday YDEAS

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Holiday Hustle and Bustle…

Today marked my last day of work for 2016. I am relieved, yet stressed about all the last-minute shopping I still need to complete in the next few days. If I’m going to play Santa I may as well look the part. I found the¬†Santa Biker outfit at YDEA. This group gift¬†will put you in the mood to make¬†those final gift choices. The gift is FREE and the group is FREE to join!

Christmas Party like it’s 2016…

The reason I stopped by YDEA was because of their Christmas gift to it’s members. The FREE Christmas Men’s Gift 2016 is a dazzling holiday suit with a paisley jacket with green lapels, A red bow tie, black slacks and shoes. With this you’ll be all set for a night out or entertaining in.

 

YDEA Christmas 2016

Deck the Halls…

I visited the¬†6th Midwinter Fair¬†over the weekend and came away with some FREE gifts just for stopping by the vendor booths. Just look for the red gift boxes at the displays for some holiday cheer. At the simply shelby booth, I received the¬†Christmas Country Holiday Wreath. I also picked up the FREE¬†Red Christmas Shelf at the Mistique display. Now the big question is… Which one do I give Pru and which one goes to Edi? And what do I get for Love and Astrid? Will this shopping nightmare ever end? ¬†ūüôā

Carson is wearing…

Casual: YDEA РSanta Biker  РGroup Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join

Formal: YDEA – Christmas Men’s Gift 2016 ¬†– Group Gift FREE ¬†$0L/$0L to join

Skin: Belleza ‚Äď Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair: Lelutka ‚Äď Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Holiday Decor…

Wreath: simply shelby РChristmas Country Holiday Wreath FREE $0L @ the 6th Midwinter Fair

Shelf: Mistique РRed Christmas Shelf   FREE $0L @ the 6th Midwinter Fair

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A Million Bucks

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Hey there Fabulouses!¬†¬†You don’t have to spend a million bucks to look a million bucks.¬† It’s all about pulling the right things together ;).¬† I managed to ¬†put my entire outfit together for free today, and only spent 75L on the hair!

A Formal Find

COCO Designs, who has a plethora of free group gifts with a free group join, has added this stunning black Halter Gown to their group gifts area!  I should pay my thanks to Carson, who was the one that alerted me of this great find and inspired my look today.  I am so glad he mentioned it, because I do very much love this dress with the gorgeous texturing and sleek leg peek design.  Normally I am not a fan of ruffles and frills, but the ruffle around the bottom of the long sexy draped skirt really balances it out.  Not only does this gown look fantastic when I am standing still, but it moves very nicely with you when you walk. (Thanks Carson!)

Sizes included:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique
  • Slink Hourglass

Bundle yourself up…

The gown does not include the fur scarf, however you can find this as a free group gift in the same section at COCO Designs in three colours, so just pick it up while you are there!  They work with all kinds of avatars as they are adjustable.

Don’t Forget Your Dancing Shoes

The other day [HERE], I mentioned that The Arcade Gacha has several free gifts (just priced at 0L) under their Christmas Tree, and I am still unpacking the boxes I picked up!  I found these amazing Empire Cranesbill heels that include a texture change hud with plenty of colour options in one of those boxes!

Compatible with:

  • Belleza
  • Slink
  • Maitreya
  • TMP

The Finishing Touch

I have blogged about these lovely Xia locks by Truth Hawks before, but now… Truth is participating in the 12 Days of Savings promotion on marketplace and you can pick up several styles priced at just 75L each!¬† Xia is one of them ūüôā
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body ‚Äď Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head ‚Äď Catwa¬†Candy
Head Applier ‚Äst¬†Glam Affair Renee (featured¬†@ Uber)
Eyes ‚Äď IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk

Hair РTRUTH Hair Xia (12 Days of Savings Р75L sale / marketplace)
Dress РCOCO Designs Halter Gown (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Fur РCOCO Designs Fur Scarf (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Empire Cranesbill (free / 0L @ The Arcade)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Izzie’s

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Under the Light of the Moon

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Hello Fabulouses!  The other day, while Ripley and I wandered through SL, he stopped, and gazed intently into the distance, then suddenly slipped from his collar.  He bolted away, leaving me holding a dangling leash, and the chase was on!  I finally caught up to him as he paced impatiently outside the Lucky Night Shop.  I tightened his collar up a notch, slipped it around his neck once more, then followed my hound with a nose for fashion over to the group gifts corner.  Sure enough, Ripley had discovered another Fabulous Find to share with our wonderful readers.

A Dreamy, Draped Dress

Ripley’s nose pointed straight at the¬†free Moon Dress, which is the current gift for the FitMesh Fanatics group. ¬†Following the pupster’s¬†lead, I switched over to my FitMesh Fanatics tag (the group is free to join), gave the group gift board a quick tap, and became the proud owner of this lovely, free¬†gown.¬†With softly draped folds gathered by a simple black belt at the waist, this floor-length gown reminds me of a Roman goddess dress. ¬†A delicate shade of mauve, paired with a plunging neckline, and a daring, scooped back, lend this frock a feminine air. ¬†I love the way it frees my skin to softly shimmer in the moonlight. ¬†Simple, yet elegant, this gown would be perfect for role play, or an evening of dancing under the light of the moon.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Belleza and Maitreya
  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for fitmesh

Ripley and I traveled to The Gates of Melancholy, and spent a quiet evening contemplating the stars and moonlight. ¬†I wish you peace in this sometimes-hectic holiday season. ¬†If you are fortunate to have¬†your family near¬†you, I hope you take a moment to hold them close, and let them know how much they mean to you. ¬†I discovered recently just how fragile life can be, and I’m glad I had let my loved ones know how much I care while I still had time to do so. ¬†Until my next post, dear readers, happy shopping!

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Barbara (formerly at Kustom9)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Magika Written

Dress:  Lucky Night Shop Moon Dress (free gift for FitMesh Fanatics Group 0L/0L to join)

Arm Cuff:  Just Because Elegant Arm Cuff (old group gift for FaMESHed group)

Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia for Slink High (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Lyrium (includes violin)

Sim:  Gates of Melancholy
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Peaceful In Pink

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Good morning Fabulous Readers! Today I am taking a few minutes to pop by and tell you about the gorgeous Peace on Earth Hunt 9 prize that you can pick up at Ghee for FREE!

Hunting For An Earth Globe

It hunt icon you are seeking is an earth globe, and once you find it at the Ghee mainstore you will have the brilliant and shimmery Peace on Earth Gown you see me in today.

Every woman can use a great formal dress¬†in her closet at some time or another.¬† You never know when an invitation to go fancy¬†dancing will pop in your IM, and you’ll be prepared to say¬†yes, and be there in a pinch like magic.¬†¬†I think this gown would make for a fabulous bridesmaid dress¬†too, so if you have an upcoming wedding – send in your ladies.¬† Trust me – they will appreciate that their dress for your big day¬†is free!

What sizes?

The Peace on Earth Gown comes in XS-XL mesh sizes and includes the alpha  layer.

Previous Peace on Earth Hunt 9 Coverage on FabFree:

If you’d like to see more prizes from the Peace on Earth Hunt, you can visit the following links ūüôā

  1. Dreaming of Peace on Earth by Carson Caiben
  2. A Peaceful Frost by Love Trill
  3. Too Much Red In The Champagne Room by Carson Caiben
  4. ALTER Ego by Carson Caiben
  5. Riding In A Wonderland Of Snow by Love Trill
  6. The Librarian by Carson Caiben
  7. Snow Day by Carson Caiben

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body ‚Äď Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head ‚Äď Catwa¬†Candy
Head Applier ‚Äst¬†Glam Affair Renee (featured¬†@ Uber)
Eyes ‚Äď IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair ‚Äď Catwa Rosy
Dress ‚ÄstGhee Peace on Earth Gown (free / 0L / Peace on Earth Hunt 9)
Necklace ‚ÄstPixel Mode Pearl Necklace (NLA)
Pose by Lyrium Poses
Sim ‚Äď The Enchanted Isle

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A New Group Gift At Flowey!

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Good morning Fab Folks!¬† It’s 30 below here today!¬† YUACCCCKKKK!¬† I have decided to hide in here today as much as I can, where it’s nice and toasty warm.¬† I think I’ll¬†light a fire, and do some more hunting ūüôā

First though, I wanted to pop in here and tell you about the new group gift at Stories & Co. by Flowey for December.¬† The Flowey inworld group is 100L to join, but since May of this year, every month they add a new group gift to their VIP section which has grown to¬†eight fabulous¬†gifts now.¬† I’ll list them all out below in case you need further enticing.

The December Group Gift

The Sofia Dress in Grape Decemt as shown on my avatar is the new group gift that you can pick up with your Flowey group tag activated.  As with all Flowey creations, it is a beautifully textured and uniquely cut design that moves well with your body.

Sizes available:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass

More great Stories & Co. by Flowey group¬† gifts you can still obtain…

  1. November Group Gift
  2. October Group Gift
  3. September Group  Gift
  4. August Group Gift
  5. July Group Gift
  6. June Group Gift
  7. May Group Gift

Put Your Hair Up!

I also want to mention that the credit for my sweet up-do¬†today goes to Tableau Vivant.¬†The My Holiday Evening Hair is available at The Arcade Gacha at just 50L per play!¬† With a few different styles and colour packs, you can’t go wrong, whatever you pull!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body ‚Äď Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head ‚Äď Catwa¬†Candy
Head Applier ‚Äst¬†Glam Affair Renee (featured¬†@ Uber)
Eyes ‚Äď IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair ‚Äď Tableau Vivant My Holiday Evening (50L per play / ¬†@¬† The Arcade Gacha)
Dress ‚ÄstStories & Co. by Flowey Sofia Dress Grape Decemt (free group gift¬†/ 0L / 100L to join)
Shoes – Pure Poison Ishara Sandals
Pose by LW Poses
Sim ‚Äď The Enchanted Isle

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The Librarian

Wilson's Designs POE Wood Works POE & Pose

Who can get your attention
With a booming voice?
Or quiet the room
With a soft shush?
The Librarian

Who can find that particular book?
You know…
The one with that guy…
Doing that thing…
With the yellow cover?
The Librarian

Who can solve your technology issues
By saying…
Have you tried…
Turning it off
And on again?
The Librarian

Who would much rather
Be left alone
To read the books
He will never have the time
To read.
The Librarian

                                                                                                        Carson Caiben

Carson is wearing…

Wilson’s Designs – Mesh Black Suit w/ Christmas accents ¬†– Peace on Earth Hunt 9 FREE $0L

Body ‚Äď ADAM¬† ‚Äď ¬†Male Mesh Body

Hair ‚Äď Lelutka ‚Äď Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Holiday Accessories – Wood Works – Faith, Hope and Joy Snow Globes –¬†Peace on Earth Hunt 9 FREE $0L

Poses/Furnishings  Р Wood Works РLibrary Bookcase  $100L

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A Peaceful Frost

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Hi there Fabulouses! ¬†As Carson mentioned in his “Dreaming of Peace on Earth” post the other day, the Peace on Earth Hunt is¬†now underway and the over 130 free prizes are just fantastic!¬† In my¬†entry today I am¬†featuring the first¬†stop on the¬†hunt¬†list which is Purplemoon Creations, where you can pick up the Frost Dress as shown in my photo.¬† It is a gorgeous shade of faded aqua¬†with a twirly whirly skirt add-on that makes me want to sing “Do you want to build a snowman?”.

What to look for…

The hunt icon you seek is an earth globe, and if you want to make your search a little easier, you can click the hint giver at the entrance on the POE9 poster.

What’s included:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Fitted Mesh Small & Large
  • Alpha Layer

I can’t wait to show you more of these awesome Peace on Earth Hunt prizes!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body ‚Äď Maitreya Lara
Body Tattoo – Izzie’s Metallic Floral Tattoo
Mesh Head ‚Äď Catwa¬†Candy
Head Applier ‚ÄstGlam Affair¬†Nancy
Eyes ‚Äď IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair ‚ÄstMagika¬†Fool For Love
Dress – Purplemoon Creations Frost Dress (free / 0L / Peace on Earth Hunt 9)
Skates – Pure Poison Emma Iceskates (featured @ Uber)
Pose – Shi. S Snow Dance (marketplace)
Sim ‚Äď It All Starts With A Smile

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Fae Maiden on a Winter’s Eve

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Happy late-Monday, Fabulouses! ¬†I couldn’t head off to bed without sharing our latest Fabulous Find with you. ¬†Yesterday, Ripley and I dusted off his tracking harness, and hit the trail on the Fantasy Cream V Hunt. ¬†For only 1L each, you can seek out prizes with a Medieval/Fantasy flair.¬†The event started on November 18th and runs through December 18th, so there is plenty of time to don your Sherlock Holmes cap, and round up some goodies for yourself. ¬†With 34 stops on this hunt, there are plenty of gifts to be discovered.

Winter Fae Maiden

At Beyond Persuasion Designs, Ripley and I scouted out this gorgeous formal number for just one little linden dollar. The bodice of the Winter Eve’s Guardian Fae Anise gown features poinsettia flowers embroidered in gold thread, and the skirt has glimmering white panels alternating with foresty green. ¬†Long, fur trimmed sleeves, which are optional, keep your arms from experiencing chilly breezes. ¬†Although I usually don’t partake in role play in Second Life, I could see this gown coming in very handy for a Medieval/Fantasy sim or for holiday parties. ¬†It is also lovely just for roaming around and looking beautiful!

What’s Included:

  • Standard mesh in XXS, XS, M, L, XL for classic avatars
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Rose¬†and holly hair¬†adornment
  • Optional sleeves with separate alpha

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I’ve included this close up picture to showcase the holly and rose hair piece that is enclosed¬†with the hunt prize. ¬†I thought it added a festive touch to the outfit, just perfect for the upcoming holiday season. ¬†In this shot, you can also get a good look at my nail polish, which is another 1L find. ¬†Leap of Faith is offering this¬†Slink manicure/pedicure set as a 1L Christmas gift in their Marketplace store. ¬†I brushed on¬†the gradient red to green glitter, but the package also includes 5 other polish options.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post.  Ripley and I are off to seek out new Fabulous Finds to share with you.  Until next time, wonderful readers, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Barbara in America 02 (99L at Kustom9)

Moles:  Arte Catwa Applier Moles & Blush

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Forest

Hair: Wasabi Pills Carly

Necklace: ¬†Izzie’s Reindeer Necklace

Nail Applier:  Leap of Faith Christmas Gift Slink Nails Applier Hands & Feet 1L on the Marketplace)

Dress: ¬†Beyond Persuasion Design¬†Winter Eve’s Guardian Fae Anise Dress – includes Hair Piece (Hunt Gift for Fantasy Cream Hunt – 1L until December 18th)

Pose:  (sled picture) oOo Studio Poses     (close up) Infiniti

Sim:  Twilight Moon
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Court of Owls

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Oh, that lag…

So far my first ‘Black Friday’ experience in Second Life has been fun and quite hectic. My full body alpha has never gotten so much use before and even then there were times when I couldn’t outrun the lag monster. Only in SL can you shop while being half trapped in a wall (lol). Anyway, these offers listed today are time sensitive but if you have a moment to spare check out the Black Friday and Cyber Monday event. Most of these stalls are offering roleplay centric clothing but if you’re not an active role player like me (still on that bucket list) it’s still worth taking a peek to snap up some interesting pieces for your wardrobe. For this event, merchants have 30-35L items for Friday and half price items for Monday, though the vendors are set up through the event so don’t worry if you’re just teleporting in now to get your Friday items. What’s more, there’s a gacha market at the event as well and most of the stalls have a free gift out for visitors.

A girl and her owl

For the picture above I’m wearing the free gift from Pekas Gorean and Urban Designs. The Love and Roses gown come in four standard mesh sizes (XS, S, M, XL) with an alpha layer to stop any bits from sticking out. I really love that full skirt and the rippled folds going down its sides are a very pretty detailing. You can never go wrong with the black and white combination and I adore the chalky flower patterns on the skirt and train of this gown.

My graphics card has been a bit grumpy as of late, as you might have noticed as I haven’t been sim hopping as much as I want to. Taking pictures in a box in one’s backyard can get a little lonely so I decided to add this little guy into the mix for today to keep me company. He’s from the Queen of Peace pose set by Belle Poses and is available for at the Black Friday and Cyber Monday event for 35L. There are six elegant poses in the pack and you’ll get six different owls as well so there’s no need to fuss with the position of your feathered friend. He’s so cute that I might just rezz¬†him for fun around the house though I hope the cats don’t try to eat him.

Another day another hair sale

Looks like I haven’t gotten my fill of hair sales after the first day of the Black Friday run. In all honesty, though, I had thought to hang my hat up and then saw that Ayashi was having a 30% off sale for its hairpacks and 50% off on gachas. Seeing that gachas are one of my biggest weaknesses I was off like a shot and picked up the Rumi hair for 50L. That the gacha machine gave me the pink set was just a bonus! The hair sale at Ayashi ends on the 28th.

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Skin deep

I was pretty pleased to find that one of my favorite skin stores, WoW Skins was participating the Black Friday and Cyber Monday event. I picked up the Ines skin for just 30L and was pleasantly surprised to discover that it contained six skin fatpacks in five tones. There are cleavage/no cleavage options for each skin as well as appliers for Slink, Lolas and Phat Azz included in the package. What’s more, there are two freckles tattoo layers included as well, making me a very happy shopper.

All about that bling

Full disclosure, I’ve never really worn very many accessories in world. I always vow to punch up my outfits a little bit more with bracelets or earrings or necklaces and then turn around again to grab that full body alpha layer because I’m going to an event. The perils of lag and blogging amirite? Looking through the various free gifts that I picked up at the Black Friday and Cyber Monday event, however, I found a beautiful jewelry set by Footpaw industries. It includes a tiara, earrings, bracelets, two hair accessories and a necklace. I’m only wearing the necklace in the picture above and thought that it’s glittery diamonds and artistic design made the entire outfit more refined.

And that’s a wrap for today dear readers. Have fun inworld and stay safe!

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On Sheidey…

Skin- WoW Skins Ines (30L @ Black Friday and Cyber Monday)
Hair ‚Äď Ayashi Rumi (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes ‚Äď Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Necklace ‚Äď Footpaw Industries Beloved Jewelry Set (0L @ Black Friday and Cyber Monday)
Dress ‚Äď Pekas Gorean and Urban Design Love and Roses (0L @ Black Friday and Cyber Monday)
Pose ‚Äď Belle Poses Queen of Peace ( 35L @ Black Friday and Cyber Monday)

Location: Private Location

-Screams-