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Garden Essentials

Garden Essentials

Glitterati‘s July gift is out and the store is generous with gifts. The join fee is 100L but that gives you access to the gorgeous current gift you see in the picture above plus all the past gifts (over 80 dresses) which you can pick up in a box nearby. This dress comes in all the standard sizes plus busty sizes, as well as Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and fitmesh standards. You’re bound to find your fit. It’s perfect for a summery get away.

Have you stopped by the Hair Fair yet? Vendors are donating a portion of the profits to a good cause – Wigs for Kids – so its a good reason to spend some linden PLUS! many of the booths are giving beautiful gifts… like this gorgeous pony tail from Besom. This lovely mesh hair comes in essential colors and complimented my summery style rather nicely and was FREE no group required. Just stop by the booth and pick it up!

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I decided I wanted some jewelry to add to my look, and found some pretty FREE items at Candy Crunchers that I really love. This is the Carissa Septum piercing and the Drop necklace. Either/or are yours FREE if you slap their respective Midnight Mania boards and they lockdown. Both boards lock down at just 50 slaps so get there early. There was also a board for some pretty rings too!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Besom – Neptune – Essentials (FREE to all Gift @ the Hair Fair)
Septum Piercing – Candy Crunchers – Carissa Septum (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/Board Locks at 50 Slaps, No Group Required)
Necklace – Candy Crunchers – Drop Necklace (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/Board Locks at 50 Slaps, No Group Required)
Dress – Glitterati – Group Gift – July 2016 (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Precious Mules in Cyan

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – Two Moon Gardens

Astrids Signature


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Your Friday Hunt Report

pastelpartyhuntIt’s Friday, so time once again to let you in on all the hunts going on right now, PLUS the ones that will be happening in the weeks to come. So much hunt goodness… so little time!

You’ve got about a week left for all of the July hunts, so you might want to check out hunts like the Pastel Party Hunt, Beached Bunny, or Around The Grid in 80 Days (now in its fourth installment). I’m also curious about the Raining Tacos Hunt. That sounds weird but fun to me.

If you poke the names here in this post, you’ll receive all the pertinent information about each hunt.

You say you’re new to hunting? Need help learning the ropes?
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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Monochromatic

Monochrome Hi there Fab Free’rs! As always I hope everyone is well in their Second Lives, First Lives, and all Lives. I’m doing pretty good myself, I’m happy to say. For this post I have several FREE or inexpensive gifts to share with you, and I was clearly inspired by how they all came together. I really have no idea what terminology to use to describe this look. The terms modern, industrial, gothic, all come to mind. Whatever you choose to call it, I hope you like it.

First, let’s talk about all this bold metallic looking jewelry by Alter. I have to say this set is really unique, in a good way, definitely what you would call a statement set. This full set including earrings, bracelets, and necklace come together as a FREE gift available at the July round of SWANK. Each piece is scripted to be sized up or down via touch menu. While the set clearly goes together, each piece is different enough to stand alone.
Alter Mana Also among the several gifts at SWANK is this dollarbie nail applier set from IP Nails. Continuing with the metallic theme, this really pretty manicure comes in the single style shown, a soft satin grey with a gold tip. Included in this gift are appliers for Maitreya nails, Omega compatible nails, and Slink nails. Also  I want to point out that the single applier did color both my fingernails and my toenails, at least the Maitreya applier did. I would definitely wear this mani/pedi with everything, casual attire, formal attire, it will look good with any outfit.
Free Mana Saving what is in my opinion the best for last, Essences recently sent out this stunning pale skin as a FREE subscriber gift. You read that right, no group needed, just join the subscriber. I’ve always been a sucker for pretty red lips, and the makeup on this gift version of the Essences Mana skin slays. Included in this beautiful FREEbie is a full set of system skins, you get this gorgeous face in a full system layer skin with brow and cleavage options. That means classic avatars can definitely take advantage of this gift. Also included in the gift is a Lelutka head applier. Mesh body appliers can be purchased separately at the Essences main store.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – CATWA HAIR Zoey [A]

Head – LeLutka Mesh Head-ARIA

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Skin/Head ApplierEssences [Mana] #Pale02 [System & Lelutka Applier] – FREE Subscriber Gift 

Body Applier – Essences: Maitreya Applier Hud *Pale02*

Jewelry – ::ALTER:: Marissa Jewelry Set – FREE Gift @SWANK

Clothing – Blueberry – Loud – Jumper & Bra Set – Black

Nail Appliers – IP Nails Gift – 1L @SWANK

Tattoos Letis Tattoo :: Laniakea :: MM16006 ::

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by Indigo

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Catch Me in your Dreams

Catch Me in Your Dreams

25L Tuesdays are a dream come true for roleplayers in Second Life… though I think this special item I came across today would please just about anyone. On a Lark has a pretty camisk out that roleplayers may just want to add to their wardrobe… and those of you who wear modern clothes could wear it with a pair of jeans and call it a pretty shirt. This is the “Envelop” top by On a Lark.

You can buy this pretty camisk today in a multitude of colors (and I do mean a lot of colors) for just 25L each. It comes in all your standard mesh sizes, as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Belleza, Physique, and Hourglass, and each of the fits comes in two different textures for each color — a plain and a damask. Beware if you wear it alone! It covers the front but not the hiney (*winks*). I’m showing you a picture at the bottom of this post so you can see the pretty bow in the back that is the icing on the cake so to speak.

Pixel Box offered a weekend gift of a necklace Dreamcatcher that I added to my pretty look. This is a FREE TO ALL gift that you can pick up at the store. Sunday was supposed to be the last day that the gift was out, but when I checked this morning, it was still there… so I recommend haste if you like it and don’t want to miss out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Exile – Where We Belong
Necklace – Pixel Box – Gift Steampunk Dreamcatcher Steampunk Long (FREE to all Gift/0L/No Group Required) – HURRY, this offer could end at any time!
Outfit – On a Lark – Envelop – in snow (25L for 25L Tuesday)

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar Roleplay Sim

Astrids Signature


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Eclectic Essences at Kustom9

Gacha Kustom9 Hello Fab Free’rs I hope you’re doing well. It’s been a minute since I did some gacha-ing and there are several cute gachas waiting to be played at the current round of Kustom9. You know I can’t resist skin gachas, and especially not when the Essences gacha is set at 75 lindens per play. Also, ieQED has some sweet summer bangles at just 29 lindens per play.  These gachas are really just two of many but they caught my attention first! haha

This beautiful skin is one of the 12 Arwen gacha prizes from Essences at Kustom9. These gachas include Lelutka head applier only. Matching body appliers can be found for sale at the Essences main store. Of the 12 total versions in various skin tones, 10 commons and 2 rares. Pru is wearing the Arwen #9 which is one of the common prizes in the dark01 tone. I personally rarely wear the darker tones, but when I tried this one on, it was just too pretty! It really is a beautiful skin. It also looks lighter or darker depending on your windlight settings, which really just makes me like it even more. At just 75 lindens per play, if you’re a Lelutka head wearer, you need this skin or one of the other equally beautiful versions in your inventory!

I was so excited when I saw that ieQED had a gacha at this round of Kustom9. These bangles are so cute, and are the type of jewelry you could wear with anything. The ieQED gacha is just 29 lindens per play. The rare gets you a color change hud, I wasn’t so lucky, but I’m thrilled with the three bangles I did get. How cute is that pineapple?! Truly I feel like these little “eclectic” bracelets capture the fun of summer perfectly. There are 10 total bangles, and the rare hud will give you the option of picking between 5 metal tones and 6 gem colors.

So you can get a good look a the other Essences and ieQED gacha prizes at Kustom9, I’ve included a copy of the gacha keys below. Good Luck!
Essences - Arwen Chart
ieQED eclectic.bracelet.gacha.AD
Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – MINA – Yenna – Pastel – Past Gacha

Head – LeLutka Mesh Head-ARIA

Eyes –  IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Head Applier – Essences – #09 Essences [ArwenD01] – 75L per play @Kustom9

Body Applier – Essences: Maitreya Applier Hud *Dark01*

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

Bangles – ieQED Eclectic Bracelet Gacha – 29L per play @Kustom9

  • ieQED eclectic.bracelet (6)
  • ieQED eclectic.bracelet (5)
  • ieQED eclectic.bracelet (8)

*Pose by Indigo

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A Girl and Her Bird

A Girl and Her Bird

It’s Saturday! And that means 30L specials abound… but I also have a special freebie for you today and a 1L goodie as well to round out a roleplay look that you won’t want to miss out on.

I stopped by Torvis Weapons today and discovered this beautiful red silk called Vidina on special for 30L. It includes the fitmesh camisk which you also get in Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink fits plus the gold bracelets, gold belt and a gold collar (collar not shown). For 30L, if you are an avid roleplayer, this is a steal!

Every archer needs a bow, and I found a very nice realistic one on the Marketplace for only 1L. It has both a scripted and nonscripted version in the box so you can save on scripts if you roleplay in a “write only” area, or if you roleplay in an area where GM weapons are used, simply use the GM version of the weapon. This “Deathrays’ simple bow” makes a nice prop and is easy to use. It was only 1L on the Marketplace!

If you are a photographer in Second Life, you might also want to stop by Lorien today and pick up the 10 pack of “Naughty Girl” poses that are out. I am showing you one from the pack that you can get today for just 30L. These are very nicely done and for only 30L that’s just 3L per pose!

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The last item I have to show you today is very special indeed. It’s nice to have a shoulder pet in rp, but realistic ones can be very expensive. Grizzly Creek currently has two on the marketplace that are FREE and fully functional with beautiful animations and movement.

I’m showing you the Cutthroat Finch but there is another beautiful bird you can pick up for FREE if you check out their store, as well as many other high quality pets for regular price. You might find yourself quite addicted to these gorgeous babies! This particular pet can be rezzed or worn, and is only 3 prim when rezzed! The shoulder pet itself is a low lag 6 scripts.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Truth – Leticia
Outfit – Torvis Weapons – Vidina Silks in Red (30L for 30L Saturday)
Bow and Quiver – Deathrays’ Dollar Store – Deathrays’ simple bow for GM meter (1L on the Marketplace)
Shoulder Pet (bird) – Grizzly Creek – FREE Cutthroat Finch (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)

Pose by Lorien (30L for 30L Saturday – 10 pack, 1 shown)

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar Roleplay Sim

Astrids Signature


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Your Friday Hunt Report

flirty-summer-hunt-logoGood Morning Fabulous Fans! There are lots of fun hunts going on right now, so if you love fabulously free stuff, there’s no better time to take up the sport of hunting.

The Paws, Tails & Whiskers Hunt and the Stars and Stripes Hunt end today, so if you want in on those it’s time to jump up off the couch and grab your hunting bag.

A couple of hunts just started today. You can be the first kid on your block to participate. They are the Flirty Summer Hunt and the Raining Tacos Hunt. Who doesn’t like tacos?!

You say you’re new to hunting? Need help learning the ropes?
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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Not a Wall Flower

Not a Wall Flower

Call me old school if you will, but Casablanca is one of my favorite movies… right up there with Citizen Kane. So when I realized there was a Casablanca remake Sim in Second Life I knew I wanted to check it out. Loki got there before me, but my turn has long been overdue… I just hadn’t found the right outfit… until now.

The Moda Midnight Mania board locked down again yesterday, giving me another set of great FREE shoes for my slink feet. These heels are stunning and come in white with a hud to change the metal on the underside (gold, silver, or bronze). If you missed them when they locked down yesterday, they are there also again today, only in a slightly modified version… so they are worth locking down again today if you picked them up yesterday. I’ve heard a few people say they had some delivery issues. Not to worry, just hit the redelivery terminal and they will be sent to you!

And then I realized that I’d missed the June group gift for TBO The Beautiful Ones! But luckily it is still out! This Venus Dress in Turquoise is still out, though I’m not sure for how long. It comes in all your standard fitmesh sizes and also supports all the major mesh body types like Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza. It has a beautiful front, and equally dramatic back (with a plunging back… phew… sexy) and fits like a dream.

There are several ways you can pick up this stunner. If you are a group member (the group membership is 25L) the dress is yours FREE, just pay the terminal 1L and your 1L is immediately refunded and the dress is delivered to you. You can also opt to pay the special price of just 10L if you don’t have any group space, or wish to opt out of joining the group. OR if you are already a subscriber, you can click the subscriber and the dress will be delivered to you completely FREE, no group required. Note: this does not work for new subscriber members, you must have been a past subscriber, so this is a good reason to subscribe and stay a subscriber!

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Though I admit that Casablanca the movie was in black and white… I always imagine it being a colorful world. When I saw this FREE group gift flower headpiece by Finesmith (the group is FREE to join), I knew I had to add it to my look… it just had the right feel to finish off what I wanted to feel (yes lots of feels in there right?). Because of course at Casablanca there can never really be any wall flowers… not really… or if they are, they are wall flowers in disguise, pretending to be wall flowers when they are really not. Or that’s somehow the way I imagine that world. “Play it again, Sam!”

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body and Hands – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Estelle
Headpiece – Finesmith – I Want to Name it Bob (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – .:TBO:. The Beautiful Ones – Venus Dress Turquoise (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 25L to Join — OR — Pay 10L — OR If you are already a subscriber (not a new one) you can get the dress FREE by clicking the subscriber and it will be delivered to you)
Shoes – [MODA] – Deshi Fan Platform Heels & Hud – White (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/No Group Required)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Casablanca in Second Life

Astrids Signature


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Short and Sweet

Heyya FabFree!

Short and Sweet

I’ve got a quickie for y’all tonight. Quick but sweet! Sweet Tea Couture has this gorgeous bustier top set out for the MidSummer Night’s Dream Hunt for just one little Linden. This is the ‘Wake Forest’ top and it comes in the standard Mesh sizes XXS-L and a ton of appliers. You get Maitreya, SLink Hourglass and Physique, Belleza Isis, Freya and Venus, and the Mesh Project. Like everything from Sweet Tea Couture, the Wake Forest is beautifully built and beautifully textured.

I needed something special to show off the neckline of my new top so I headed to the Luminesse Cart at the Bi Annual Cart Sale at the Wash. Ms Astrid showed us the ‘Sleeping cherub’ pendant from Luminesse here first. But the Cart has so many pretty things I had to have the ‘Ornamental Beauty’ necklace and earrings set in fern green and gold for my own. The necklace is fully resizable via script to get your perfect fit.

The MidSummer Night’s dream Hunt runs until July 21st but the Cart Sale ends on July 6th, so don’t delay!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + NailsSlink mesh Casual Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
JeansYasum
Hair Elua – Ursula red

 

Top – Sweet Tea Couture – Wake Forest – (1L prize for the MidSummer Night’s Dream Hunt)

Jewelry – Luminesse – Ornamental Beauty – (10L @ the Bi Annual Cart Sale at the Wash)

 

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Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

I have a couple of lucky finds for you this Saturday morning! And both are FREE!

First, stop by EvelineInTheBox and pick up this pretty FREE group gift that has been set out for all of us to enjoy. The group is FREE to join. This pretty camisk comes in all the standard sizes and has a pretty hem with geometric flowers along the edge to give it a little flair. It’s more of a roleplay item than a modern clothing item, but you could pair it with jeans or shorts to make it a cute top if you wanted!

This week’s Lucky Dip at PA Designe is a cute heart padlock choker shown with a close-up in the picture below. You won’t need the group or to spend a single linden — you’ll just need some luck! Take a dip, and see if you win! It’s FREE if you are the lucky dipper!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – Truth – Mercedes
Necklace – PA Designe – Padlock Choker (FREE/0L/Lucky Dip Prize)
Dress – [EvelineInTheBox] – Karina Groupgift June-July (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is FREE to Join)

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – The Crest of Vrek’mar Roleplay Sim (adult Sim)

Astrids Signature

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