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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL The EndA whole bunch of July hunts end TODAY! If you’ve been procrastinating, it’s time to get up and get going. There are literally hundreds of free (or very nearly free) hunt prizes to be picked up, but they’re all going to go POOF at midnight. Tell your friends!

Good news is ahead in the form of all the August hunts that will be starting tomorrow. Don’t worry… I’ll post about those and fill you in when they’ve launched, so stay tuned.

New to hunting? 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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A Moment of Zen

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Good Monday everyone!  I hope you all had an amazing weekend, and are refreshed and ready for a brand new week. I’m starting off the week by staying in my new favorite pajamas all day long!  These soft, silky mesh pants are a bit of an older group gift from Red Sand, but still available (along with a slew of other great gifts for men and women).  The package contains the pants in 5 sizes and two colors, along with matching tops.

I could not help but pair the pants with this cute scooped tee from Foxy.   You can find it on the discount wall, packaged with a pair of adorable shorts for only $10.  I love the dark shading and the fact it comes will appliers!

 

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Last week I showed off some group gifts from Dead Apples, this week I made the trip again and picked up this soft, sweet makeup kit for only $10 L.  It is called Cinema Makeup, and gives your eyelids a tint and your cheeks a glow.

When I need a moment of zen, Black Kite is my favorite sim to hide and just relax.  (Well, and there are gachas!) It is beautiful sim, and provided the backdrops for these pictures.

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Delicious Pants – Red Sand 5000 member group gift – FREE

Boyo Black Top – Foxy – $10 L

Cinema Makeup – Dead Apples – $10 L

Shattered Eyes in Sombre – Dead Apples – $89

Shimmer Hairstyle – Magika

Taupe Skin – 7 Deadly Skins

 


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Frolicking in color

Frolicking in Color

This swirl of color caught my eye at the Fasiontropic event and when I saw the 7L price tag I couldn’t leave this deal behind. The event only runs til July 30th so you need to hop skip and jump on over and snap up this lovely !:Lyria: Mea mesh maxi dress right away.

 

Feeling very in the mood for color today when I saw this FREE face make-up from Madrid Solo I knew it was worth doing the Body Art hunt that runs til July 31 to get it. I will warn this item has been hidden well and may take you a bit of looking. Because of this I am going to give the provided hint which is “between good and evil” plus a bit of an extra hint from me :) You are looking for a purple ink bottle, dig deep down into something of the same color.

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I am off to frolic in color til next Saturday when I will have more goodies for you!

Come frolic with me, here is how:

Dress: !:Lybra: – Mea (Fashiontropic event) ends on July 30th FREE

Face make-up: Madrid Solo -Weird Carnivale Body Art Hunt ends on July 31st FREE

Jewelry: Secret Love Past GG – Simple Elegance (FREE group join & 3 new FREE GGs with color huds currently out)

Hair: Truth – Neria brown

Skin: Glam Affair – Coral – Jamacia

Shoes: N-core Slingbacks special offer fatpack

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL Xmas in JulyWe’re starting to wind down to the end of July, and there are a whole bunch of hunts ending on the 31st that you probably want to get in on. There is no shortage of themes… sun, cats, explosions, tea, vikings, and yes… even Christmas. That’s right… Christmas. Just have a look at the hunts in this report if you don’t believe me.

Soooo… you should be able to find a hunt that’s just right for you. Just peruse the list and click on the hunt names that sound interesting. You’ll be well on your way to stuffing your inventory full of free (or nearly free) stuff.

New to hunting? 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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Fashion Safari

Fashion Safari

As a teen I had day-dreams of one day becoming a runway model. I didn’t want fame. I just wanted to stomp down that runway wearing something awesome with fierce hair and makeup! This ensemble is exactly the sort of look I imagined wearing. Lucky for us, the look and feel of this fierce fashion can be had without a fierce price tag.

Starting from top to bottom, this sleek stylish up-do is a FREE gift by Blues Hair at the Hair Fair. The style called “Lunaire” comes in a fatpack so there’s certain to be a shade that suits everyone. The Hair Fair ends in just a few days, so don’t miss out on this amazing FREE gift!

You’ll have to check out the photo below to get a better look at these other-worldly eyes Pru has in. They are a dollarbie by Pulcino at the Okinawa Summer Festival. The eyes come in system layers, and include mesh attachments. There is also a green version included with the “blue” version shown. While you’re at the Pulcino booth at the Okinawa Summer Festival, check out the manicure Pru is wearing. You can get it for just 45 lindens for the duration of the festival. I like the metallic look with the vibrant color and tiny anchor detail. I love nautical themed  items for summer! Don’t wait on this one, the Okinawa Summer Festival ends July 23rd.

Now I know you’re curious about this fierce eye-makeup. This masked look is courtesy of SlackGirl. Called “Imperia” the eye-shadow set is the current FREE group gift at SlackGirl. The gift includes a palate with several variations of this style, each with the exotic red mask. The makeup comes in system layers and a Lelutka head applier. The SlackGirl group is FREE to join. To get your gift, wear your SlackGirl tag and click the pink gift box in the center of the room at the landing point.

This great dress is one of five Summer Hunt prizes at More Than Ever. This along with four other prizes are just 10 lindens each, you’ve just gotta hunt for them! I love the cut and style of this dress, I think it’s cute on and it wears well. It’s the fifth of the five Summer Hunt prizes at More Than Ever. Happy Hunting!

To go with the dress from More Than Ever, I picked up the current FREE group gift at Finesmith. The most recent group gift at Finesmith is this gorgeous gold bracelet in a honeycomb design with a detailed honey bee accent. I thought the bracelet went perfectly with the gold belt that is part of the dress. The Finesmith group is FREE to join, and there are several previous group gifts still available.

Completing the outfit are these unique heels from EB Atelier. Also a FREE group gift, these gold and black heels are meant for Slink High feet. Like the bangle from Finesmith, I think the gold details in these shoes ties in perfectly with the gold belt on the dress. The EB Atelier group is FREE to join. Just wear your group tag and head to the EB Atelier main location to pick up these fun heels. The gift is located on the lower level.

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Blues. Lunaire – FATPACK – FREE Gift @The Hair Fair 

Skin – Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Tecla Mermaid – Asia 06 – Currently @Collabor88

Head – Lelutka – Aria

Eyes – *pulcino eyes “Rain arch”(Blue) – 1 L @Okinawa Summer Festival 

Eye-makeupSlackGirl – ::SG:: SlackGirl Gift Imperia Eyeshadow – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Body –  Maitreya – Lara

DressMore Than Ever – Anodized Dress – Red over Blue – 10 L Summer Hunt Prize

Bracelet – FINESMITH HONEYCOMB BRACELET – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Hands – Slink – Casual & Elegant 1

Manicure/Pedicure – *pulcino* slink applier [Cygnus] – 45L @Okinawa Summer Festival (ends 7/23)

Shoes – EB Atelier – CORA Sandals group gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Feet – Slink – High

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A New Look for a New Week

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I love how a small thing, like a new set of eyes, or some makeup, can make your avatar seem like a completely different person.  My little Moira was badly in need of an update, and I was lucky enough to be directed to Dead Apples by a friend.  They have 2 group gifts out right now, these beautiful moody eyes (In three colors, shown here in lilac), and the lovely eyeshadow tint, that really makes the eyes pop (in 8 colors, including a tintable version!).  While I was there, I also picked up new lips for only $50L.  It really pulled the whole look together!  Hidden in one corner of Dead Apples  is a stack of boxes full of great 10L makeups and items as well, so don’t miss that!

If you are a fan of amazing, long silky hair styles, make sure to pick this one up from Moon. at the Hair Fair.  It has an amazing hud with tones of tones, streaks, and even sparkle options.  The circlet is also a freebie from Hair Fair, set out by Blueberry.  I can see it quickly becoming a wardrobe staple.

Have a wonderful week!

Moira

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Tangerine Hairstyle, Brunettes – Moon. Hair @ Hair FairFREE

Circlet Gift – Blueberry @ Hair FairFREE

Sorrow Eyes in Lilac- Dead Apple Group Gift (free to join)FREE

Tint My Lids Eyeshadow in Grey – Dead Apple Group Gift (free to join) – FREE

Doll Lips Nude C – Dead Apple – $50 L

Mistress Xanthe Gown – Junbug – $50L   ffsignaturetagmoiraserenity


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Belle and Pearls Are a Girl’s Best Friends

We probably all remember the song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” I remember thinking: “But diamonds are hard and why do boys get dogs?!” Because dogs were man’s best friend — what was up with that? Life was so unfair! Well MINA @ the Hair Fair, Belle Epoque and Empyrean Forge are here to save the day with outstanding fashion (as usual!) to make up for all the insanity!

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I had spent a hard day’s work braving Hair Fair, where I picked up this amazing FREE gift from MINA @ the Hair Fair called Selenia. This gift is only available in Grey tones (which was fine by me as it fits my roleplay character (a glass fae) just perfectly! But it would also be terrific for mature looks or even in the very lightest shade to pass for a platinum blonde.

The great thing is that this is one of those second chance gifts! You first saw this hair HERE where it was blogged as an amazing find by Love Trill at The Arcade Gacha! So if you missed it then, now it’s available for a second go ’round!

My next stop was a quick jump to Belle Epoque for their amazing FREE group gift which is perfect for any roleplayer’s wardrobe and can be worn as is — or over the top of system clothes or applier clothes for more modesty if desired. The group is FREE to join and the gift is FREE as well. It is fully mesh in all the standard sizes, and includes three great colors (I’m only showing you the green but there is also a beautiful blue and a fabulous brown shade inside the package as well!).

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I had decided that the evening now called for a little relaxation, which meant I headed home to sit by the fire and did the rest of my shopping via the marketplace where I was thrilled to discover that one of my favorite designers — Empyrean Forge — is spoiling us all with a special promo! A 1L giftie of their Contessa ring in either a lustrous white or sexy black pearl option (depending upon which way you go)!

This is great because you can give it as a gift to a friend as well if you like. I finished my look off with a lovely manicure set by alaskametro in a french silver finish for slink hands. The applier kit is on the Marketplace and has a great palette choice of 25 colors for only 25L. That’s a hard deal to beat for such a great color set!

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In case you were wondering, yes I did splurge. With all the mullah I saved on my other goodies for this get-up, I did buy the jewelry that matches the Contessa ring! Empyrean forge is offering a lovely matching necklace and matching bracelet and with a color change hud, each with two metal choices, and 12 gemstone finishes. I just couldn’t resist!

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Here’s the details!

Skin – -Glam Affair – Elvi – Fairy

Eyes – Ikon Hope Starfall

Hair – MINA @ The Hair Fair – Selenia (Hair Fair gift – FREE)

Hands – Slink

Manicure and Pedicure – alaskametro<3 metallic pack nail polish – Neutral/Silver (25L on the Marketplace)

Dress – Belle Epoque Dana (0L Group Gift/0L to join)

Jewelry – Empyrean Forge Contessa Ring – Pearl (1 L on the Marketplace); also available in Black (1L on the Marketplace); matching jewelry available from the same creator at their Marketplace Store.

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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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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

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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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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