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FabFree Designer of the Day – 7/07/2015 – Mrs. B’s Designs

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When I saw the July special at Mrs. B’s Designs I actually snort/laughed. I know… I’m so elegant.  For 5L you can add some fun to your second life too. No group needed. Be sure and check out the other FREE gifts and special and Hunts while you’re there!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Island%20Dream/77/233/3335

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers.**

Photos are work of the designers.


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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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Weekend Independence!

Hello FabFree Folks and Happy Independence Day to all us crazy Americans! I hope your day is filled with festivities and fire works!

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My SL day started off with a bang when I got the group notice from Heydra about the great weekend event going on right now. Heydra is celebrating Independence Day with a 40% off everything ( except limited Venders) in the store AND they’ve made the group FREE to join over the weekend.  This is your opportunity to get in on a great Group with a very generous perks such as member only Lucky Chairs, Midnight Mania boards and monthly group gifts. And if that wasn’t enough group members get 300L instore credit every month!

I popped over to Heydra this morning and found this charming tee and scarf set on the camping chair and … yes… I camped!  This is the ‘Charlotte shirt with scarf and HUD’.  The HUD lets you pick fifteen colors/patterns for the tee and ten colors/patterns for the scarf. While I was there, I grabbed these cute distressed ‘Hayley’ jeans from the past group gifts wall.

I rounded off my shopping today with a quick trip to the Marketplace and found this adorable tote bag. This the “American Flag Tote Bag” from Things i Like. It’s beautifully detailed and comes with an animation for a hand hold or a shoulder hold. And it only set me back 25L. Can’t beat that with a stick.

Okay, I’m of to fire up the grill for our cook out and light some sparklers. Y’all have a wonderful 4rth of July!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet + Nails Slink V. 2.0 mesh Hands + Flat Feet + Basic nail HUD
HairTruth – Jolie – (50L as part of the Limited 50L Sale)
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
ShoesSteelhead – Horrizon Sandal
Shades – Amala – Smitten Kitten Sunglasses

 

Shirt + ScarfHeydra – Charlotte – (Free/0L/Camping Chair prize)

JeansHeydra – Hayley – (Free/0L/ Group Gift) The Heydra group is only FREE to join this weekend!

BagThings i Like – American Flag Tote – (25L on the Marketplace)

 

Location – Calas Galadhon

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Can’t satisfy my green thumb without the right outfit!

Well hello again all you beautiful FabFree readers! Is it Thursday again already? Wow, this week has just flown by. It’s been pretty hot in my neck of the Canadian woods. To beat the heat, staying out of the sun,  I thought I’d take some time to do some gardening in my new SL home that I had showed you all before. Though, naturally, I have my priorities skewed to the fashion side, so I had to put together the perfect gardening look first.

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I’ll start at the top of my head, and work my way down. My super cute, straw hat is a free group gift from {amiable}, which is a new to me store that I had landed at after seeing one of their other available gifts in a picture on flickr. The group is free to join, and there are several gifts you can grab while you are there, so it’s worth the group spot. I had to include a shot of the hat from the back so you could see the cute little ribbon.

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Next item of my summery outfit is the lacey Tied Top from [BLUES]. This lovely mesh shirt is a current promo for only L$1 on the Marketplace. What a deal. Underneath, I am wearing the Jean Tube Top in Pink from Krissianne’s Kloset, which is also a Marketplace find. This time, for only L$3. It is shirt layer only, but I know there are many of you out there still rocking the clothing layers like I do ;) . And, lastly, but not leastly…my ‘girly with an edge’ jean shorts. These highly detailed mesh shorts are a gift from MoDANNA for the enMESHed into Summer 2015 hunt that runs until July 15th.  What is really cool about these rose printed shorts is that you you can choose to wear them with or without the pockets hanging out of the front, as well as the studs. The pockets, and studs are both separate mesh pieces that you do not have to use if you don’t want to. However…as you can see, they are great with both. All hunt prizes are free, and the clue for this particular prize is ‘YOU’VE BEEN RICKROLLED!!’ For a full list of participants, plus their hints, head over to the enMESHed Hunts Blog.

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Now…I did mention I was gardening right? Well I guess I better mention that the gorgeous potted plants, and that fun garden sign in my pictures are from {what next}, and only L$10 per set on the Marketplace. The sign is from the Serendipity Garden Planters and Sign set, and plants are from that set as well as the Boathouse Cottage Planters and Sign set. Each set come with 3 different pots, each with a different plant, and a sign. Serendipity is HERE, and Boathouse is HERE. Just because you need to decorate, does not mean you need to spend a lot for great quality :) .

Well…it’s that time again. All this gardening has me ready to go sit on that bench with a nice cool drink, admiring my handy work.

Oh, but before I go, I just wanted to wish all my fellow Canucks a happy belated Canada Day!!

OK, I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday, and I will see you again next week! Until then, TTFN *waves*


What is Calle showing you…

Jean Shorts – MoDANNA [enMESHed Hunt] #53 (free hunt gift)
Tied Shirt – [BLUES] TiedTop- white lace- (mesh) (L$1 on Marketplace)
Under Shirt – Jean Tube Top Pink (L$3 on Marketplace)
Hat – {amiable}Straw Hat (GG) (free group gift/free to join)
Sandals – REIGN.– Vitality Sandals- White
Anklet – [ bubble ] Chunky Beads Vivid Set
Necklace – paper.arrow heart.necklace.gold [box]
Hair – TRUTH HAIR Zuzka –  black & whites (L$50 in discount room)
Skin – [PF] Harley v2 – Lid 02 – (nobrow)
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink
Mani and Pedi – La Boheme [LB BarbedWire] *Slink* Manicure & Pedicure

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Potted Plants and Garden Sign- Mix of {what next}Serendipity Garden Planters and Sign and {what next} Boathouse Cottage Planters and Sign (both sets are L$10 on Marketplace – Serendipity HERE, and Boathouse HERE)
Building – Scarlet Creative Neva Chapel Taller Avatar Size
Bench – [*Art Dummy!] recycled (bench/coatrack/recycle station) (store closed)
Cat – (fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled (L$50 per play gacha prize)
Ladybug Stepping Stone – [ free bird ] Mosaic Stepping Stone – Pink Ladybug Limited Edition (past Midnight Mania prize, no longer available)
Grass – Turnip’s Long Summer Grass: Fifty Linden Friday Special (old FLF special, no longer available)

Flower Pot Hold Pose – Trowix (Flower)
Close-up Pose – PURPLE POSES RACHEL

Location – My home :)

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FabFree Designer of the Day – 7/01/2015 – Ashmoot

FabFree Designer of the Day - Ashmoot

Ashmoot has a ton of great Group Gifts out now, many of which are for our guys, plus the Group is FREE to join.
Thank you to all the designers who take good care of our FabFree Males!

– http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yucatan/101/102/22

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers.**
Photos are work of the designers.**


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FabFree Designer of the Day – 6/30/2015 – Strive Designs

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Strive is a “new to me” designer and I’m thrilled to have discovered them. The Group is FREE to join and when you do you can pick up this lovely summer tank and scarf combo. There are also several other equally lovely gifts available in the main store.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Saint%20Pengo/156/237/3502

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers.**
Photos are work of the designers.


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Under the Stars

And so, we’re back to Monday, my FabFree Dears.  I hope y’all had a good weekend and are starting this week with a smile.

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I’m smiling because I’m starting a bunch of new Hunts. One Hunt full of really cute prizes is the Living Like Japan Hunt. This ruffled crop top is the ‘Sweet McFlury’ from Holli Pocket. As soon as I saw it I remembered long summer evenings at the fair or some little street carnival. It’s casual but still pretty and flirty. Then I found the sporty pink sneakers for system feet from Selfie and I knew I had an outfit.

Well, most of an outfit.  Then Just Because put out their latest group gift. It was like they were reading my mind! This is the ‘Denim Lace Skirt’ in pink and this completes my outfit perfectly.  Just Because has loaded this group gift with everything you could need. There are the standard mesh sizes L-XXS, plus versions for SLink Body, Belleza ( V 0.02 and V3) and Maitreya!  Plus the HUD included let’s you change the lace to one of seventeen different colors. All that and the Just Because group is free to join!

The Living Like Japan Hunt runs until July 15th so don’t delay!

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

TopHolli Pocket – Sweet McFlury- (Free/0L/prize in the Living Like Japan Hunt)

SkirtJust Because – Denim Lace Skirt – (Free/0L/Group Gift group is free to join)

SneakersSelfie – LLJ sneakers – (Free/0L/prize in the Living Like Japan Hunt)

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Oldies but Goodies

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I was talking with a friend the other day about one of our favorite topics (freebies, of course), and I mentioned how Paradisis was one of my favorite places for free goodies and great deals.  I was surprised she didn’t know about this little gem.  Over at the main store there is a corner full of sweet little bags containing over 30 cute and sexy free outfits.  Everything from jeans to lingerie, including this long tee and great ripped jeans.  A few of the items even include Lola Appliers.

If you read my last post, I mentioned that I was going to head back to the Valyria sim to hunt again and pick up more prizes.  This lovely skin is one of the offerings from 7 Deadly Skins for the hunt.  I love the lovely sun kissed tone and the peppy pink lips!  If you haven’t snagged any gifts yet from this great little hunt, this is your last chance!  It only lasts until the end of the month.

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Continuing on my theme of favorite freebies that not everyone knows about are these cute silver bangles from Real Evil Industries.  In fact, this creator has a whole pile of gorgeously made jewelry set out for free and free to group (free to join).

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely week!

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Simple Days Long Tee – ParadisisFREE

Sexy Attitude Jeans – ParadisisFREE

Silver Bangles – Real Evil IndustriesFREE

Chuck Black Unisex Sneakers – Patriotic Series (On Marketplace) – $19 L

Alice Skin – 7 Deadly Skins – Explore Valryia HuntFREE

Mint Hairstyle – Magika Hair

Mesh  Casual Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancements

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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)

Pose by * PURPLE POSES *

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Garden Party

Hello again, FabFree Floks. I don’t know about where y’all are but our temperature is somewhere between OMG and WTF. Yeah, it’s hot. And the best thing on a hot day? A huge glass of ice cold sweet iced tea.  If you can’t get that then some Sweet Tea might be the next best thing.

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This is the Summer Mini from Sweet Tea and it one of the group gifts set out for us. The group costs 50L to join but you’ll make that back right away with the eleven gifts available. This cool shorty sundress comes with a HUD with four really cute color/patterns. I picked this aqua blue because it just felt so summery. Plus, it went perfectly with the aqua and white platform sandals for SLink Flat feet from 2pm’s  Raki Ribbon Platforms gacha machine at Kustom9.  The gacha has ten commons in ice cream colors and two rares that are white soles with color HUDs for the straps.  Kustom9 runs until July 10 but don’t delay.. the date will creep up faster than you realize.

 

Dress – Sweet Tea – Summer Mini – (Free/0L/Group Gift – group is 50L to join)

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic nails HUD
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DressSweet Tea – Summer Mini – (Free/0L/Group Gift – group is 50L to join)

Shoes – 2pm – Raki Ribbon Platforms – (69L per play Gacha at Kustom9. )

Watering Can – Belle Epoque – (Free/0L/ @ their Marketplace page)

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