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Monday Funday

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Happy Monday everyone!  What is the best thing to ease into a long work week?  An entirely free, and super cute, outfit!  A little birdie told me about free Minions purses over as Muschi, so I made a beeline for the store.  In addition to this purple Minion bag, there is also a regular, yellow version available.  Not only is Muschi generously giving out these purses, they also have this adorable mini dress out as a gift.

Vanity Hair has this beautiful, rainbow hair for free in the group gifts section (No group needed for this hair!  But there are a ton more cute styles for free if you do join the group, and it is very worth it).  The Damasc Bangles, the current group gift from Maxi Gossamer is the perfect touch for this outfit.  The set is amazing, with options for full sets of bangles, our add each bangle separately for endless customization.
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Rounding out the day are these mesh stockings and Dolly shoes from Curious Kitties.  I love the big, clunky mary janes, and think they give a great balance to the minidress.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

~Moira is Wearing~

MiniDress – Muschi FREE

Minion Bag – MuschiFREE

Mirror Games Special Edition Rainbow Hair – Vanity HairFREE

Damasc Bangles – Maxi Gossamer – July Group Gift (Free to Join) – FREE

Fishnet Leggings – Curious KittiesFREE

Simple Black Dolly Shoes – Curious KittiesFREE

Shine <Dark> Lipstick – Pink Fuel FREE

Skin in Taupe – 7 Deadly Skins

Casual Mesh Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancements


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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)

Poses by !Bang

Sim – No Limits – Garden of Whimsy

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL Beached Bunny HuntGood Morning Fabulous Fans! As I reported earlier in the week, we have a bunch of new summer hunts to partake of. More are arriving every day. In fact, today marks the first day of The Beached Bunny Hunt 5… a popular well-run hunt now in it’s fifth iteration. There are 67 stops, so it may take you some time, but your inventory will get stuffed with all kinds of L$1 goodies.

Right down below you’ll find a comprehensive list of hunts running right now. You should be able to find one that’s “just right” for you. Poke the the names for more information on each hunt.

By-the-way.. FabFree and HUNT SL both have excellent pages if you’re new to hunting, or even if you’re not. There are lots of tips and tricks to be had.

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They’re Here! July Hunts!

start-buttonA bunch of brand spanking new hunts just started this morning… Wednesday, July 1st. There’s just a whole picnic basket full of new hunt prizes out there just waiting to be picked up. So oil up your inline skates and tell your friends. It’s huntin’ time!

Poke the hunt names and you’ll be whisked to the complete skinny on each one.

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Your Friday Hunt Report

SL12BIG HUNT 300The SL12B Community Celebration is going on right now. This is Second Life’s 12th birthday party and if you haven’t visited yet, you’ll definitely want to put it on your agenda. With the celebration also comes a couple of hunts.

The SL12BIG HUNT takes place all over the sims of the fair, with over 90 exhibitors participating. Yes, it’s THAT BIG! There are all kinds of free goodies to be picked up.

The SL12B Nano Hunt is a little hunt which is taking place right in the HUNT SL building at the celebration. There are 12 free prizes (one for each year). You just have to climb up and look for them.

There is of course, all kinds of other hunt goodness going on as well. Check out the list below to find some pretty keen hunts.

Still unclear on the whole hunting thing? Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get in on the action. Pay them a visit and you’ll be good to go!

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL here-comes-summer-full-perm-hunt-posterHappy Friday my Fabulous Friends! Summer will be officially here on Sunday… summer solstice… the longest day of the year. Well, for those of us in the northern hemisphere anyway. If you live down under, then it’s mid winter. But that’s neither here nor there. There are a bunch of great hunts going on anyway, and many of them have a summer theme… or at least make a nod in that direction.

We’re starting to see more full-perm hunts, which is great if you’re a builder or a content creator. Check out the Here Comes Summer or the Keep Calm & BBQ Full Perm hunts if you like full-perm stuff.

Both FabFree and HUNT SL have excellent pages if you want to get started with hunting if you haven’t been before, and some great tips even if you’re a veteran hunter.

Check out all these hunts and find the one that’s right for you. Poking the names will lead you to more information.

See you out on the hunt!

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Red Rose

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Hello Fab Free’rs! I have to tell you that I’ve been quite inspired lately, and I’m very pleased with the result. It’s amazing what a single conversation can spark within your imagination! Further inspiration for this sinister gothic lolita look came from the dress. This highly detailed mesh dress is a Marketplace special by an up-and-coming designer. The Antimon shop is currently on the Marketplace only, and you’ll find several items all within this playful goth genre. You’ll find this dress by Antimon for just 50 lindens on the Marketplace.

With this demon dolly look cultivating in my mind, the latest group gift from Besom (formerly Soonsiki) was a perfect fit! The blunt doll-like bangs and thick locks of this hairstyle compliment the look perfectly. This hairstyle from Besom is a FREE group gift, and the group is currently FREE to join. This cute style comes in a complete fatpack of color options, along with an additional version for bustier avatars.

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve been rather attached to my Lelutka heads, I often switch between Stella and Aria. Considering my love for changing up my look, I’ve been excited to find some fun makeup appliers for the Lelutka heads. These ombre lips are one of the several variations available on a lipstick hud by Jack Spoon. I found this particular set on the Marketplace for just 75 lindens.

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – *Besom~JADE – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Horns – . a i s l i n g . Marangki -Obsidian-

Skin – Lumae :: Jewel – 4 – Pearl// Draven

Head – Lelutka – Aria

Ears – [MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Mayday // Grey Eye

Lipstick – {JACK SPOON} Ombre lips – Lelutka Applier – 75L on the Marketplace

Dress – ~Antimon~ Cassandra ~ Blood – 50L on the Marketplace

Hands – Slink – Elegant 1

Claws – {Scene} Dipped claws

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Tail – ::AMBIX:: Spaded Demon Tail

Boots – REIGN.- Marylin Boots- Black

Location (top photo) – The Eternal Suspense

Pose (top photo) – {pose maniacs} Amber 6

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat…. Or “We’re all mad here…”

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”

                                                   ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Like the Cheshire Cat’s quote, no matter where you go in the Alice’s Adventures in Sexyland Fair, you’re going to find something fun, outrageous and just a little smexy.  This is the ‘Cheshire’ set  from The Little Bat.  The corset and skirt come in four iconic themes from Alice in Wonderland: The Queen, The Guard, The Hatter and The Cheshire ( which I’m wearing today) Each outfit comes with both the corset and the skirt as separates making them nicely versatile.  The Little Bat has also set out the cute “Drink Me” bottle necklace as a 1L gift. And if all that wasn’t enough, there are also two gahca machines at TLB: the “Elegant Bow” I’m showing and a matching “Elegant Chocker” both for 50L per play.

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7 Deadly Skins has also set out a nifty free gift for us. This is the “Patience” makeup on a tattoo layer. I love the soft lavender eye shadow  and the understated lip color.  Completing my look today is La Boheme’s fair gift for SLink nails: “LB Deco Fleur’ for just 1L.

The “Alice in Sexyland” Fair runs until June 26th so grab this taxi and head on over!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands
Hair little bones – Pearl
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
PoseIcons of Style – Magic Spheres – (Free/0L/ gift for everyone)

Dress – The Little Bat – Cheshire – (75L at the Alice in SexyLand Fair)

Necklace – The Little Bat – Drink Me – (1L at the Alice in SexyLand Fair)

Bow – The Little Bat – Elegant Bow – (50L per play gacha in the Little Bat booth at the Alice in SexyLand Fair)

Makeup – 7 Deadly Skins – Patience – (Free/0L/Alice in SexyLand Fair gift)

Nails – La Boheme – LB Deco Fleur – (1L gift at the Alice in SexyLand Fair)

 

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White Widows Make the Best Outlaws

Sometimes we forget to steer our own ship. We forget that we are the captain in these turbulent seas. We let an ocean of troubles wash over us and crash us against rocks and we cry out to an invisible Poseidon that no longer rules the seas: “This is unfair!”

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So, I say to the sailor — “Come back to the helm and steer yourself away from oblivion and back to the center of the glimmering sea which once rose about you in undulating waves! Do not wait on the deck of the boat while others steer your ship! They do not stand at the helm like immobile boulders! They are but human also! Do not wait for a turn at the wheel which may never come! Take to the wheel, fight tentacle monsters, dive for treasure, shoot cannons, seek adventure!”

But do it in style! Because a girl has got to look good while talking to dead men on pirate ships! And I have just the list of treasure booty to perk up that swarthy wardrobe in your empty trunk! Check it out!

If you head to LUAS they have great group gifts as well as several Lucky Boards. You have to join the group for access, but the group is FREE. I am wearing Luas May Outlaw in Black as I was lucky enough to have my letter come up when I landed! I also headed inside where they have an amazing assortment of gachas on display, all for reasonable prices. One sweet spin on the Luas Iballa gatcha and I had a Bracers, Pauldrons & Crown set in Red for only 50L (this is a great gatcha as instead of single pieces every spin gets you a full set, just a different color! <3 for that!).

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I topped the look off with a few other great accessories. [White~Widow] has a great new group gift out — a Face tattoo that sets around the eyes called “Mexico.” It comes in a color pack with 5 colors as well as appliers for Slink Visage and TMP Mesh Heads! A steal of a deal for a great FREE group gift (group is FREE to join!). The jewelry is was borrowed from the guy next to me… he didn’t look like he needed it. (Kidding!) But it is a current men’s gift set from Chop Zuey (group gift/350L to join) called Screaming Dead Men’s Choker and Ring and was easily resized to fit a lady.

Be sure to check out the Sim I visited! ROSSAVIK – Hell’s Gate Island is a zombie and steampunk with damage enabled and aliens, zombies, and tentacles abound for you to zap, shoot, stab or otherwise have fun attempting to battle! (It took me more than a few tries to get my pictures taken as I kept getting eaten!) — but it was loads of fun!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Skin – Essences – {LadyDyvine} (Gift no longer available)

Eyes – IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Red

Hair – *Soonsiki! Rat

Hands – Slink

Outfit – Luas May Outlaw Black (FREE Lucky Board Prize/Group free to join)

Pauldrons/Bracers – Luas Iballa Pauldron Red (50L per play gacha at Luas)

Shoes – BAX Poppy Booties Black/Brown Leather

Goggles & Flask – *[MeshedUp]* Red

Eye Make-up Tattoo – [White~Widow – Face Tattoo] Mexico Black (free group gift / 0L / free to join) 

Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Screaming Dead Men’s Choker and Ring (free group gift / 0L / 350L to join)

Pose by {NR} NRage Studio Poses

Sim – ROSSAVIK – Hell’s Gate Island – Moderate Rating, A Zombie and Steampunk Sim for battle and Exploration.
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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL welcometosummeradjpgI do believe summer is here. It’s hot hot HOT… 103F forecast for my neck of the woods today. So yes, summer is here. It’s a good time to stay inside with the air conditioning, a cold drink, and your computer screen. In other words, a good time to do some hunting.

There are plenty of hunts to go on too, and lots of themes. Steampunk… check. Beaches… check. Pajamas… check… and lot’s more to choose from.

Both FabFree and HUNT SL have excellent pages if you want to get started with hunting. So read up before you exit through your front door.

So check out the list for the hunt that’s just right for you. Point and click the names for more info on each hunt.

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