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The best cure

The best cure

The best cure for the Weekday Blues, in my opinion, is free gifts. Hello, dear readers and welcome to another edition of Edi’s Costume Ideas where I bring to you some hopefully helpful free or under 75L finds for your upcoming Halloween festivities. This episode, so to speak, is rather special as not only is it coming to you during the weekend, but also features an item from one of our Fabulous Designers! This sleek Nurse Betty outfit is brought to you by Brandy’s Boutique and you can get your copy for free just by joining the Fabulously Free in SL inworld group. How do I do that, you ask? Well, it’s easy! All you have to do is copy and paste the following link into local chat in your SL viewer: secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about , hit enter and click on the link. Ta-da! Welcome to the group, now you’re ready to get your gift.

The Nurse Betty outfit consists of a chic, minimalistic body suit that comes in several different clothing layers for the classic avatar. I just love to mix and match as you know and really appreciate the additional layers (jacket, shirt, and tank layer for the top half of the outfit and pants and underwear layer for the bottom half) in case I want to wear anything additional on top of the outfit. There are several different appliers for mesh bodies included in the package as well such as the Belleza, Lena, Maitreya, Omega and Slink appliers. As an added bonus, the cute hat and stethoscope are included in the gift as well.

While there is a pair of red ballet straps contained in the Nurse Betty outfit that was a perfect fit for my Slink high feet, I’ve decided to show you another alternative. The beautiful coral pair of shoes pictured comes from Renegade Footwear and you can get them for free just by slapping the Midnight Mania board at the store. The board as a pretty low target number (25) and there is no group join needed to get in on the contest. In the package is not only shoes for Slink feet but for Belleza, Eve, Maitreya and TMP feet as well. The prize also contains a footbase and hud so that you can fiddle around with the color and look of your new shoes.

Cute accessories are another a weakness of mine and they don’t come any cuter than the aptly named Love Drug from Glutz. I had to resize the thigh straps a little so that it didn’t bite into the skin but lucky for me the Love Drug accessory is unrigged mesh and copayable so I was able to make some backups in case of mistakes. The gift comes with an extensive hud and you can spend hours experimenting and figuring out the perfect color combination. Best of all the Love Drug accessory is completely free. Just head on down to the Glutz main store to get the clue for the Quest Fur Cover Hunt that is running until the 31st of this month. Once you find the prize, buy for 0L.

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Speaking of hunts did you know that there’s a really interesting one going on at 7 Deadly s{K}ins? I’m always looking for new hunt experiences and enjoy mulling over the clues so the Witch Hunt going on now at 7 Deadly s{K}ins was truly a fun experience. You’ll need to buy a hud for 1L at the front courtyard of the store and from there hunt for bones. Don’t worry the hud will help you keep track of which bones you’ve found and there’s a grand prize to be had as well. The skin I’m wearing in the picture above is one of the hunt prizes and is called Zara and comes in the tone taupe with cleavage and no cleavage options for classic skin. There are also appliers for Slink, Tango, Wowmeh and Phatazz included. I simply love the light dusting of freckles all over the skin’s face and body. The little details are always so spiffy aren’t they? The hunt at 7 Deadly s{K}ins lasts till the end of the month and there are prizes for guys as well so grab a friend and head on down.

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Zara (Witch Hunt Prize/1L for hud to join)
Hair – Hair – Malo (@ Salem Event)
Eyes – Arise Sunny Eyes Grey (Past SL13B Gift)
Feet – Slink High
Outfit – Brandy’s Boutique Nurse Betty (0L/FabFree Group Gift/No join fee required)
Thigh accessory – Glutz Love Drug (Quest Fur Cover Hunt Prize/0L)
Shoes – Renegade Footwear Ella (Midnight Mania/0L/No group join required)

Pose: Overflow poses Gift 5 (0L/Marketplace)

Sim: Private Location
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The Wicked Witch of the South

The Wicked Witch of The South Hello There Fab Free’rs, thanks for coming by. It’s my favorite month of the year, and I decided to get a little witch-y with my style because why not?! When else can you get away with an over-sized witch hat as an accessory? In all honesty, the moment I put on this October subscriber group gift from BYRNE, I knew I wanted to wear a hat with it. I didn’t plan on a witch hat at first, but I’m quite pleased with the way things came together. Speaking of October group gifts, these adorable heels are the current group gift at Empire.  And of course I found an inexpensive lipstick by Stellar, that I couldn’t live without. I hope you like this spin on a classic witch look as much as I do!
Wicked Witch of The South Starting with the gift from BYRNE, my photos really do not do this mid-length dress justice. There are little details like the high neck, the full sleeves, and the buttons up the front that give the dress an elegant vintage feel. This group gift from BYRNE comes in the rust color shown and a blue color, both in several standard mesh sizes. Also included with this Fabulous FREE gift are a matching pair of goggles for each dress which are not shown in the photos. To add this lovely dress to your wardrobe, you’ll need to join the BYRNE Style group in world, and check the past notices. The group is FREE to join, and you’ll find a men’s gift as well!

I don’t think I could have picked a more darling pair of strapped heels to go with this dress. These lovely shoes are the October group gift at Empire. This gift is generous as always in that it includes shoes to fit Maitreya, Slink, TMP, and Belleza mesh feet. Also included is a color change hud that allows you to change each individual part of the shoes, from straps and buckles to sole. These shoes are FREE to all group members, simply join the Empire VIP group and wear your tag. The Empire VIP group has a one time join fee of 499 linden.

Finally, I cannot resist the final touch of a glittery nude lipstick from Stellar. This dollarbie applier gives a subtle shine and tint that is quite pretty and perfect for everyday wear. A fun Marketplace find by Stellar, the lip-color works with Lelutka mesh heads, Omega compatible heads, and includes a classic system layer for non-mesh avatars. Once again, I love the slight change makeup layers allow.

I genuinely hope you enjoy this look as much as I do! Here are the details.

Hair – Tableau Vivant \\ My Day @ Shopping – Ombre – Past Gacha

Skin – Essences – Imani [for Lelutka] – Currently @Crossroads

HatRemarkable Oblivion – RO – Magician Hat – Pyromancer – Past Gacha

Head – LeLutka Mesh Head-ARIA

Lipstick – [Stellar] – Bombshell lipstick “Perfect Nude” – 1L on the Marketplace 

Dress – (BYRNE) Burn Dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Shoes – #EMPIRE – Cyclamen – FREE Group Gift/Group is 499L to Join 

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by WetCat & StyleHaus

**Location – Invictus

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Reaching for the moon

Reaching for the moon

I don’t know about you dear readers but sometimes I use this blog as something of a destination guide. My fellow bloggers are such creative photographers that more often than not I find myself curious to see the sims that they’ve used as their backdrop. Follow your bliss is one such location and for this little adventure I’ve chosen to wear the aptly named Joy from Luzifee that you can get for free by joining the Fabulously Free in SL group. In the days of autumn oranges, browns, and golds, this smock dress will bring a cheerful dash of color to your Second Life wardrobe. It comes in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) and one fitted mesh size with a good alpha layer included in the package. Not only is the uneven hemline of the dress unique but I adore the lovely patchwork pattern in the front of this dress as well. Even with my steadily growing inventory, I can safely say I don’t have anything in it like this free offering from Luzifee. So! What are you waiting for? Follow these steps to getting this gift and more:

First copy and paste the following link into local chat in your Secondlife Viewer: secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about

Second, click on the link in local chat and you’re done! Welcome to the group! Time to pick up some wonderful gifts!

I got lucky in finding the items to tie this whole look together. In the case of these boots, quite literally as I got them off the lucky boards at Sn@tch. Bring a alot a bit of a boots junkie I was ecstatic when I won the pair pictured. It was even more exciting when I discovered that there were a lot of options when it came to choosing the appearance of these boots as you can tint and texture different parts individually according to your fancy. There’s even the option to make the spikes shinier which I definitely did.

The hairstyle I’m sporting is one of the older ones from Truth called Roma and the good news is that you can get the color packs of all of the hairstyles upstairs in the discount area for only 50L. I’ve already a collection of hairs from this merchant and will certainly be sneaking up those stairs more often to expand!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Maple
Hair – Truth Roma (50L/Discount section)
Dress – Luzifee Joy (0L/FabFree Group Gift/No join fee required)
Shoes – Sn@tch Posh Tragic Ankle Boots (0L/Lucky Letter Prize/No join fee required)

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Follow your bliss

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On A Cool Night

Snapshot_003Good evening Fabulouses!  Tonight I am popping by to share news about a sweet marketplace deal I came across today.  Normally I like to feature items that I have found for free or as group gifts, but sometimes I just come across a good deal that is too good to pass up.  Additionally, sometimes these affordable finds are lower than a group join fee!

For just 44 little lindens, you can pick up the American Girl Outfit by Marine Rose that incudes the entire ensemble you see me wearing including the boots!  With your purchase, you’ll receive the dress, jacket and scarf (which are one piece), the bracelet, boots and even a pair of sunglasses that I am not wearing (since it’s night, and my future is just not that bright).  Honestly the whole outfit is great… but even if it were just the boots I would be sending you go to get it.  These are boots you’ll see me wearing again and again.  Make sure you have a look around in the marketplace store because they have quite a few full outfits that are priced cost effectively.
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – Bold & Beauty Polina
Freckles –  Izzie’s Catwa Freckles Applier
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – TRUTH Debra
Full Outfit, Boots & Accessories – Marine Rose American Girl (44L / marketplace)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Honeycomb

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You Were Always on My Mind

Always Thinking Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I’m excited to share with you an almost complete look that I think is not only fantastically cute, but Fabulously inexpensive. I’m really pleased with how this look came together. I love the colors, and I think it’s a cute casual look for the cooler weather. Not to mention there’s something essential about a hoodie for the fall.

Cynful Clothing Co. recently switched out the items in their lucky boards. If you’ve never been to Cynful, the store has several group only lucky boards all with quality women’s clothing. The mustard yellow hoodie Pru has on is one of the several FREE lucky board prizes to be had at Cynful. It’s fully mesh and comes with an optional zipper attachment for added detail, as well as a color change hud to adjust the color of the inner shirt, the hood strings, and the zipper attachment. The hoodie is technically a dress, and it is long enough to be worn without pants.
Thinking AlwaysWhen I first put this hoodie dress on, I knew I wanted to wear leggings and boots with it. It gives the look of a comfortable casual outfit while still being stylish. These applier leggings are a Marketplace dollarbie by Offline. I couldn’t ask for the colors in these patterned leggings to match more perfectly with the hoodie, and I really like the sort of bohemian feel the leggings give the complete look. In the package you’ll find a classic system layer, an Omega applier, a Belleza applier, and an “All in One” applier with options for Lena, Phat Azz, Wowmeh, Banned, Ghetto Booty, and Banned.

For a final touch I added this pretty purple nail polish by Hello Dave. Sometimes I like my manicure to very obviously match my outfit, and other times I like it to stand out a little. This pretty shade of deep purple compliments the mustard yellow in the outfit very well. You’ll find this FREE manicure/pedicure in one of the 3 FREE Fabulously Free in SL group gifts at Hello Dave. As previously shown here, this lovely color is part of the palate of sold polish colors. The nail applier hud works with omega compatible  and Slink hands. To get these specific freebies at Hello Dave, you’ll want to wear you Fabulously Free in SL group tag.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Clawtooth: Bedroom Eyes (17: Dark Ombre Pack) – Past Gacha

SkinEssences – Imani [for Lelutka] – Currently @Crossroads

Head – LeLutka Mesh Head-ARIA

Eyes – Buzzeri – [Buzz] Lillian Eyes – Hazel *Store Currently Moving 

Hoodie – [Cynful] Hoodie Dress – Mustard – FREE Lucky Board Prize / Group is FREE to Join 

Leggings – .:Offline:.Embroidered Green Jeans – 1L on the Marketplace

BootsREIGN– Not Your Momma’s Knit Boots – Past Group Gift 

Manicure – Hello Dave – Nail Appliers – FabFree Fall 1 – FREE Group Gift/ Fab Free Group is FREE to Join

Body / Hands –  Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by Indigo & WetCat

**Location – Netherwood

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It’s Mushy Feet Season

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Good morning FabFree! Don’t mind my pouty face today… I’m just mourning the loss of sandal season! I call this time of year the “mushy feet season” because it’s when all the ladies are still trying to get away with the sandals they love so much, but there are puddles… EVERYWHERE.  I imagine there are a lot of feelings that are  much worse than the sensation of cold wet street water seeping into your shoes onto your bare feet, but it’s right up there.

Enough of my complaining…onto the news!  I did a little shopping last night inworld and found that Siss Boom has a ton of really cute things on sale this week for 55L – 60L in their events section.  I purchased the Anex Geo Dress that I am wearing today because I was in love with the texture and colours.  The dress and bolero are one piece and it comes in plenty of fitmesh sizes for system bodies and mesh bodies too.  At 55L this dress was a steal.

In  my last couple of posts, I have been showing off free fatpacks of hair that are available in the Lakewood Haven Hunt by Pr!tty, and today is another one!  This medium to long hairstyle tucked behind my ears is called Brook and you can hunt for it too!  This hunt only lasts for 2 more days, so act quickly.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – Bold & Beauty Polina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Pr!tty Brook (free / 0L / Lakewood Haven Hunt)
Dress – Siss Boom Anex Geo (55L / sale)
Boots –  Pure Poison Anna Sandals
Pose – Raindale Umbrella Pose Set (50L / marketplace)
Sim – Follow Your Bliss

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An Apple A Day…

Snapshot_012Well hi there Fabulouses!  I am just taking a little break from apple picking to stop by and share a little MOoH! news.  I am really hoping that the previous posts on Fabulously Free in SL such as [THIS ONE] or [THIS ONE], have inspired you to join the MOoH! inworld group and that you stayed in it because it’s a new month… and with that there is a new MOoH! group gift and another 150L instore credit voucher to pick up!  Since I joined about half a year ago there have been generous group gifts, a 150L MOoH! gift card and a raffle to enter each month!

The Cassie Dress that I am wearing today is the group gift for October.  This gift includes a texture change HUD that allowed for six different colour options as shown in the vendor ad below!
Cassie dress

I should also mention my pose today because it’s also under our 75L limit, priced at 50L for the whole Apple Basket Autumn Promo Pose Set that includes 5 poses and different apple props.  You can find this in the Raindale marketplace store.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Freckles –  Izzie’s Catwa Freckles Applier
Hair – Exile Twist (50L per play / instore gacha)
Dress – MOoH! Cassie Dress (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Pose – Raindale Apple Basket Autumn Promo (50L / marketplace)
Sim – Honeycomb

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Galaxies

Galaxies

My Second Life closet seems to have taken a leaf or three out of the pages of my first. It’s laughably messy for one thing, and for another, it’s slowly being conquered by t-shirts. Solid colored ones, ones with slogans or symbols or band logos…I find them difficult to resist and this was most certainly true with the t-shirt pictured. It’s perky purple and pink tie and dye design is simple but eye catching and needless to say I fell in love with it as soon as I stepped into the retirement sale room at Imbue. At 50L I felt that it was a steal but if you’re not as big a t-shirt fan as I am there are other clothing items at the sale for you to peruse. The shirt comes in five standard mesh sizes (XXS – L) and has a very good alpha layer. While you’re there and if it strikes your fancy join the Imbue group for 50L and slap the Midnight Mania board or try your luck on the Letters. Oh and don’t forget to pick up the group gifts, one of which has been blogged by Prudence {HERE}

As the pattern on the shirt reminded me of galaxies I quickly paired it up with another closet staple of mine, the skater skirt. The one above comes from Mag<3 B‘s Marketplace store and will cost you only 5L. It comes in five standard mesh sizes (XS -XL) as well as sizes specific to Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya bodies. The light and airy textures are wonderful and not only that it has a subtle dusting of glitter over it which I thought tied in nicely with the shirt.

Up next are the garter socks from Sn@tch and boots from Baby Monkey. These two stores were some of the very first I’ve stepped into in my first few days of Second Life and I’ve come back time and again because of their quality products and generous designers. The Shannon garter socks pack contains thirteen different colors of system layered socks as well as Omega and Slink applier HUDs. It’s currently in one of Sn@tch‘s riot vendors and I got my copy at 63L. If you’re planning on getting these bring a friend or seven. Sn@tch has six riot vendors and you can try to see just how low you can bring them. When you’re done hop by to Baby Monkey to pick up these boots. Baby Monkey has a 20L join fee and past group gifts like those cute boots above cost 10L each.

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The skin I’m wearing is 7 Deadly s{K}ins‘ latest group gift called Klaasje. I love the subtle makeup on the skin as well as the fact that this month’s gift was really very generous. Two system skins in the tone Caramel, Lelutka and Catwa mesh face applier, shape and eyebrow shape along with a style card. 7 Deadly s{K}ins has a group fee of 150L but the Klaasje skin and all past group gifts will be available to you for free this month so it’s most certainly worth it. To get a look at the male group gift by 7 Deadly s{K}ins it’s been blogged {HERE} by Loki.

To top it off is the Lyra hair from Alice Project that you can get for free by slapping their midnight mania board. There’s no group join required so this beautifully feathered style is just a click away. If colored hair is not to your taste the Lyra hair comes with a hud mishmash of fifteen different colors and I hope you find one that fits you perfectly. I did!

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Klaasje (Free group gift/ 0L/ 150L to join)
Hair – Alice Project Lyra (Midnight Mania prize/no group join needed/0L)
T-Shirt – Imbue Crop Top Tee. Dye 2 (Retirement sale/50L)
Skirt – Mag<3 B Black Skirt (5L/Marketplace)
Shoes – Baby Monkey Zandra Boots (Past group gift/10L/20L to join)
Socks – Sn@tch Shannon Garter Socks (63L/Mobvend)

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Astralia

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Falling Stars

Falling Stars Hello and Happy Hump Day Fab Free! I have a quick post for you today featuring FREE jewelry from Graffitiwear and a dollarbie manicure by Sparkle Bunny. So let’s get right to it. I really like this jewelry set from Graffitiwear, especially the idea of falling stars. There are so many happy things my mind associates with falling stars that I couldn’t help wanting this set. I also think the jewelry looks very unique. To get this FREE necklace and earring set from Graffitiwear all you need to do is join their subscriber group. This manicure from Sparkle Bunny is such a perfect match with the jewelry set that I couldn’t pass it up. I found this shiny black polish with dark gold stars on the Marketplace for just 1 linden. This dollarbie by Sparkle Bunny is a Maitreya nail applier only, and it will allow you to apply a manicure and a pedicure.

“When all the stars were falling
they fell from above
and I thought of hate, and I thought of hate,
and then I thought of love…” – Lisa Loeb

Hair little bones. Feline – Past Group Gift 

Head –  CATWA HEAD Ashanty [Static Head]

Head Applier – Essences – #4 Essences [ImaniP01] – 79L/play @Kustom9

EyesCATWA Mesh Eyes

Skin – Essences Pale 01

Jewelry – *Graffitiwear September Gift – Stars – FREE Subscriber gift

Manicure – Sparkle Bunny – glitter star nails for Maitreya – 1L on the Marketplace

Body/Hands –  Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Glamrus

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One Magical, Misty Morning

One Magical, Misty Morning
Hello there, FabFree Readers!  I’m Kathryn Vayandar, one of the two newest bloggers for Fabulously Free, but you can call me Kat.  A long time Second Life resident (8 years…..practically an SL senior citizen, but don’t get the walker ready yet!), I’m a dedicated bargain hunter and I’m excited to share my shopping adventures with you.

Today, my puppy and I took a stroll on a quiet country road in The Forest, an enchanted woodland sim that hosts a shopping event each month.  While Ripley wandered off, happily sniffing out bunny trails, I paused, enjoying the misty morning light, clad in the first Fabulous Find I’d like to share with you.  Knowing the day would quickly warm up, I chose to wear the cute, knotted top from Hottest Fashion’s gift for Third Life members.  The Melanie Set also includes a pair of white, high-waist shorts, but since the morning air was brisk, I donned a pair of sleek, leather pants from Greane Design which I discovered on The Marketplace for only 69 lindens.  My comfy Tawny Sandals from Slipper Originals and The Shadow Lord Choker (a free gift from Ronsem) blogged here by Love Trill, completed my ensemble.  The necklace is an older gift, but it is one of my favorite casual pieces and is still available, so I thought I’d mention it in case you might be interested.

Oh dear, I think I need to rescue the rabbits from Ripley…..until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head – Catwa Jessica

Head Applier – Glam Affair Viktoria in Asia

Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair – Magika Love Song

Top – Hottest Fashion Melanie Set (Free Gift for Third Life Members – also includes shorts not shown 0L/ 5L to join group)

Pants – Greane Design Rhonda Leather Pants (69L on The Marketplace)

Necklace – Ronsem The Shadow Lord Choker (Free Group Gift 0L/0L to join)

Shoes – Slipper Originals Tawny Sandals

Hands – Slink Mesh Hands

Feet – Slink Mesh Feet (flat)

Poses – Le Poppycock

Sim – The Forest

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