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Midnight Magpie

Midnight Magpie

Hello Fab Free…we did it!!  Ripley and I had been pursuing her for days, traveling stealthily to the Flawless sim, tapping the Midnight Mania board, and waiting, patiently waiting.  Then, it happened –  we finally caught the elusive Thieving Magpie!

A Prize Worth Waiting For

When Rip and I traveled to Entice to win the Be With You dress featured in my post [HERE], we spotted The Thieving Magpie (another free Midnight Mania prize), but we weren’t successful in our first attempt at victory.  I’m glad we returned to try again, because she’s a real beaut!  A stunning shade of aquamarine, Magpie features three-quarter length sleeves, a fitted, ribbed bodice in a slightly darker hue than the satiny main fabric, and a short, flared skirt.  The Midnight Mania board where you can win this flirty dress happens to be for Entice group members only, but the group is free to join. There are also multiple group-only lucky boards with sweet, free prizes available very close by, so joining the group will yield a number of gifts.

What’s Included:

  • Fitmesh for classic avatars
  • Appliers for:  Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, Belleza Freya, Belleza Isis, Belleza Venus, Maitreya

Brazilia Shoes

Finishing Touches

I wanted something elegant, yet uncomplicated, to accent my outfit, so I added Dusk Angel Design’s Simplicity Necklace in aquamarine.  The center gemstone echoed the tint of my frock perfectly, while still allowing it to remain center stage.  My long, braided hair, Dakota, is from Wasabi Pills.   I scooped it up quite awhile ago as part of Fifty Linden Fridays, but you can purchase it in the store with a greater variety of colors than I have, for Wasabi Pill’s regular price.  I love the loose braid with wispy tendrils of hair framing either side of my face.  Next, I donned some strappy, Brazilia sandals from KC Couture (these 75L shoes come with a customization HUD with 30 textures!), then followed Ripley to the picturesque sim, A Painter’s Link.  There, he introduced me to some tiny ducklings he had befriended.  I pulled out my phone, and snapped a few pictures as they waddled up to their mini pond in the washtub.  Aren’t they just adorable?!

A Magpie Among Ducklings

I hope today’s outfit has inspired you to create a Fabulous Find of your own.  Until my next post, wonderful readers, happy shopping!

~ 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)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Dakota

Necklace:  Dusk Angel Designs Simplicity Necklace in Aquamarine (89L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  Entice The Thieving Magpie Dress (Midnight Mania Prize for Entice Info Group Members 0L/0L to join)

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

Nail Polish Applier:  La Boheme Solids Teal (50L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Poses:  (with phone)  Motion & Emotion    (standing) Le Poppycock

Sim:  A Painter’s Link
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First Flurries

First Flurries

A Few Flurries in the Forecast…

This newest group gift from Tiffany Designs had me thinking about the holidays and the first possible flurries of snowfall… so I headed for a photogenic sim with snow in place to take my picture of it for you.

This is the Henry vintage suit and it comes in one piece for easy fitting. You’ll get all the standard mesh sizes as well as an alpha layer.

Past Group Gifts Still Available!

If it looks familiar, it’s because Tiffany Design’s has put this fabulous suit out before as a group gift, except in a different color. In fact, there are currently four other group gifts out that you can pick up in addition to this suit shown above. You can preview three of the four here:

 

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Loki is wearing…

Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Outfit – Tiffany Designs – Henry Mesh Formal Outfit * Cream (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Hermoupolis Lake in Paris Land

Astrids Signature_Loki


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What’s Normal Anyway?

What's Normal Anyway?

I’m still unpacking gifts!

I’m still unpacking gifts from the Anniversary Round of Hairology… and I’m loving all of them. I really wanted to share this one from Pr!tty called Kyla with you. It comes in an essentials pack and is a 1L gift currently at Hairology until November 3oth.

This pretty mesh hair is a pretty side-sweep and it’s hard to go wrong with that. The essential color hud includes several natural colors, a couple of ombres, and a couple of wilder colors like pink. It didn’t have my usual grey-scales, but I settled for this light blonde ombre, and was very happy with the look.

Baby got a new top on!

Elegance Boutique is great about giving out regular group gifts, and I love that the group is FREE to join, making their gifts totally FREE. You just need a spare group space to pick them up. Right now you can pick up this Mely shirt as their current group gift. I chose one of the cheeky prints to wear for my picture, but there are some more traditional choices on the color change hud that is included with the top.

What you get with the top…

  • Sizes: Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique
  • Textures: Red, Pink floral, Pink, Navy Stripes, Black, Black Cat Meow, Brown Whisker Cat, Normal People Scare Me (shown), and White Cat Meow

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia in America 01
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Pr!tty – Kyla in Essentials (1L @ Hairology Anniversary Round) – until November 30th
Shirt – Elegance Boutique – T-shirt “Mely” Group Gift with Hud 9 Colors (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Shorts – Blueberry – Cossy – Denim Ripped Shorts – Dark Blue

Sim Location – Gates of Melancholy

Astrids Signature

 


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Don’t Say a Word

Don't Say a Word

“Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.

And if that mockingbird don’t sing,
Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.

And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Mama’s gonna buy you a looking glass.”

Feeling Introspective…

When I saw the group gift from Le Morte, I knew I had to have it. The join fee is 50L but I wanted the mouth tape gift of “Silence” as it spoke to me on so many levels. I’m a person who speaks out after all. And the idea of representing silence seemed important. Because I really don’t think we should remain silent when issues are important to us. I won’t get into politics or issues here, but I’ll offer a heartfelt plea to all of you… speak out. Don’t remain silent when something is important to you. I am pretty sure the saying goes that you’ll regret the things you didn’t do, more than the things you did do. That’s sort of the idea I’m going on here.

Hairology is still going on!

On a lighter note, the Hairology Anniversary celebration is still going strong, and you can still pick up lots of FREE and 1L gifts of beautiful hair until November 30th, when the event ends. I picked up my beautiful hair from Iconic called “Michelle” as a FREE gift from Hairology. It came with a fatpack hud of colors. There are lots of other gifts to be had at this event so it is a not-to-be-missed one! Mark it down and teleport in!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia in America 01
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Iconic – Michelle (FREE Gift @ Hairology Anniversary) thru Nov 30th
Mouth Tape – Le Morte – Silence (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 50L to Join)

 

Astrids Signature


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 11/18/2016 – Luziefee

Luziefee ExteriorHappy Friday Fab Free! Today’s Designer Friday post is all about Luziefee. The Luziefee brand was established in Second Life in 2011. It’s hard to believe it’s only been 5 years, it seems like the brand has been around much longer than that. It’s amazing how time works so differently in Second Life! In these Fab Free Designer Friday posts, I don’t always include a photo of the shop’s exterior, but I thought the storefront and surrounding area was so unique with the big cruise liner, that I couldn’t help sharing it with you. At Luziefee you’ll find women’s clothing, in mostly casual fashionable mesh styles, with some formal wear as well. There are also shoes, and a few fun accessories to be had. The range of style is such that just about anyone could shop at Luziefee and find something that suited their personal style. There are also many opportunities for gifts and inexpensive items.
LuziefeeThe best way to get some free swag at Luziefee is to join the in world group. There is a one time join fee of 150 lindens to join the Luzifee store group, however there are tons of FREE and inexpensive group gifts. As you enter the store you’ll be met with a half wall of the most recent group gifts which are FREE to all group members. Just wear the group tag. Also, the stacked vendors to the right of the wall are all group only vendors that allow you to purchase previous group gifts for just 10 lindens each. In the same area as the group gifts, you’ll find information about event items, and upcoming hunts. For some no fee FREE group swag, wear your Fabulously Free in SL group tag and head over to the Fab Free gift vendor. You’ll find it on the wall next to the entrance along with a group gift for Second Life Frees & Offers. Sheidey has blogged the Luziefee gift for Fab Free members in her post here. Needless to say, it’s definitely worth your while to take the time to check out Luziefee, assuming you haven’t already!


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A Little Letter Writing

A Little Letter Writing

In today’s fast paced world of emails and electronic communications, I sometimes long for the printed word. This little nitch at the Paramour sim, reminded me of hand written correspondence and the beauty of an old fashioned snail mail letter.

Gizza is in for free fashion.

I think that’s why I like this November Group gift from Gizza so much. This classic suit works well not only for a modern attire, but it also has a nostalgic feel that reminds me of a bygone area. It is your FREE with your FREE group join. It comes in all the standard sizes and includes its own quality alpha layer.

Just teleport to the main-store, join the group if you are not already in it, and pick up your gift. There are a lot of past groups there for you to pick up, if you’ve never stopped by before.

Here is a preview of a few past FREE Gizza group gifts that have previously been blogged here on FabFree:

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Loki is wearing…

Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Outfit – Gizza – November Group Gift [Men] (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Paramour

Astrids Signature_Loki


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Simply Pretty

Simple Things

A Free Dress.

EvelineInTheBox has out another FREE group gift and as usual it is beautiful. You’ll want to pick up this FREE group gift (the group is FREE to join) before it’s no longer available.

This stunner of a dress comes in a multitude of sizes compatible with all kinds of mesh body types, including:

  • Maitreya
  • eBody
  • Tonic – Fine and Curvy
  • Slink – Hourglass and Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, and Venus

A Free Accessory.

Bens Boutique has out a FREE accessory that won’t let you down. This scarf/necklace is a beautiful little piece that you can add to your wardrobe and includes a color change hud that offers so much variety you won’t know what to do!

You can change the left and right side of the scarf respectively with 27 color choices each, and there are also 4 metal colors for the center latch. Like the dress in the picture above, this is a completely FREE gift. You just need a free group space.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia in America 01
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Itch
Scarf/Necklace – Bens Boutique – Hulya Scarf Hud Driven (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Scarf/Necklace – EvelineInTheBox – Zaida Groupgift (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Gates of Melancholy

Astrids Signature


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Ready for Cold Weather

In the Mood

Our Fabulous Designers have been fabulously generous, and I’m here showing off another FabFree Group gift today… this time from The Man Cave.

What you get.

Are you ready for fall? This FREE gift will have you warm and cozy and thinking fall and winter weather. It’s a terrific sweater in a warm burgundy color with an attached scarf, all one piece for easy fitting. It comes in all the standard sizes with its own alpha for standard avatars. You can also pick up the FREE gift in a Slink fit as well.

How to pick it up.

To get this fabulous gift, be sure you are a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group. Just copy and paste secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about into local chat and join the group for FREE.

Then teleport over to The Man Cave where you can pick up your gift. You’ll need to pay the vendor 1L, but your 1L will be immediately refunded to you, making this great gift absolutely FREE.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum hairbase
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Shirt – The Man Cave – Negan Sweater Classic Fall A (Free FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join) *pay vendor 1L and 1L will be immediately refunded
Pants  – Rispetto Designs – Bruce Rolled Mesh Jeans – Dust Worn Jeans
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Paramour

Astrids Signature_Loki


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Another Gothic Moment

Another Gothic Moment

I’ve got news of a couple of Halloween goodies that are still out that you will want to add to your wardrobe as Gothic clothing staples. This dress from CandyDoll will be a year-round staple for any Gothic-at-heart gal (like me) even if it has been set out as a Halloween Gift. It’s FREE with your group membership. The group is FREE to join.

Hurry though, I’m not sure how much longer it will be out now that the holiday is over.

What You Get

Textures – two prints: skulls or crosses

Sizes offered –

  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Hourglass and Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, and Venus

 

Another Gothic Moment 2

My gorgeously Gothic lipstain is a FREE gift from WarPaint for Catwa heads. I picked it up at The Coven Event. Be sure to hurry over and pick this up before the event ends!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia in America 01
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Marnie
Lipstick – WarPaint – Willow Lips for Catwa Heads (Free/0L @ The Coven Event)
Dress – CandyDoll – Alexa Skirt and Top (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Gates of Melancholy

Astrids Signature


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Want A Shot At A Lucky Empire?

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Good evening Fabulouses!  I’m stopping in real quick tonight to share news about a couple of things I found that I thought were great deals and as a bonus, they look marvelous together!  My outfit today consists of a group lucky board prize at Empire and a 1L dollarbie find in the N-Uno Marketplace store.  I’ll tell you more about them below:

About the sexy harnessed dress

The very pretty Shot Dress as shown in my photo can be found in the N-Uno marketplace store for just 1L.  I am displaying the beige colour, but if you investigate further into their listings, you’ll see that you can pick it up in three colours at 1L each.

  1. Beige
  2. Yellow
  3. Peach

In the folder you’ll find mesh sizes XXS-L.  Normally I am a mesh size S, but I bumped up to a M in this dress.  You might want to try a size larger if you are having trouble squeezing in like I was.  An alpha layer is included for those that require it.

A fatpack of caged sandal boots?  Yes please!

I am in love with Empire‘s Primula design!  I am not sure if you would call this a boot or a sandal, but  I am going to go with “caged sandal boots”!  If you are an inworld group member of the Empire paid group (499L to join) you can stalk the three group lucky boards available only to members that contain fatpacks of some really great footwear.  Primula is just the one that I was lucky enough to see an “L” on so far!  I’ll be stalking for the others soon.  Don’t forget when you join this group you gain a whole year’s worth of VIP gifts too!  You can see some of them that have been blogged on FabFree below:

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – Bold & Beauty  Kristina

Hair – Elua Daria
Dress – N-Uno Shot Dress Beige (1L / marketplace)
Boots – Empire Primula (free group lucky board / 0L / 499L to join)
Pose by Secret Body
Sim – It All Starts With A Smile

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