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Can’t Get My Ducks in a Row

Getting My Ducks in a Row

“Go for a bike ride,” she said. “The fresh air will be good for you,” she said.

She forgot to mention the ducks. They won’t quit following me, and I think one of them is pretty sure I’m its dad. :-/

But enough about my problems. On to the free stuff!

More Gifts for Men

L’Homme Magazine SL is celebrating its 4th anniversary this month, and 20 of SL’s top designers have set out gifts for members of the L’Homme Magazine Readers Group.

I’m wearing a couple of the gifts today:

  • My beard is the gift from Mister Razzor. The Luigi Facial Hair comes in black, grey, and a tintable version for Catwa mesh heads, and black and tintable versions for Omega-compatible heads.
  • Kalback set out a fatpack of Sweat Shorts as their gift. They fit Gianni and Jake mesh bodies and come with a HUD containing 8 different underwear patterns and 9 patterns for the pants.

There have been several anniversary parties going on this month so be sure to check the group notices for details.

About the Bike

This cool mountain bike is a gift from Animosity for the Men Only Hunt 11 (MOH11). It includes the Billy Pose Pack with 8 different poses. Animated and non-animated versions of the bike are included.

Note: The bike is a prop and needs to be rezzed in order to be used.

More Fab Free coverage of the Men Only Hunt 11:

Don’t forget: the Men Only Hunt 11 ends at 8:00 a.m. SLT on August 18th.

Enjoy!

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Gavin is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Andrea
Skin Applier: Birth Ignatius
Facial Hair: Mister Razzor Luigi (group gift / free to join)
Hair: Vango Owen
Body: Belleza Jake
Tattoo: Leti’s Tattoo Gye Nyame (group gift / free to join / originally blogged by Geoffrey)
Shorts: Kalback Sweat Shorts (group gift / free to join)
Socks: VALE KOER Thermal Socks (group gift / free to join)
Sneakers: VALE KOER V-3 Trainers (group gift / free to join / originally blogged by Carson)
Bike & Pose: Animosity Billy Pose Pack (free gift / MOH11)
Photographed at Strawberry Lake


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That Voodoo That You Do

That Voodoo That You Do

Hey there, fab readers!

It’s a great month to be a man because the Men Only Hunt 11 (MOH11) is in full swing! 38 of SL’s best men’s stores are participating, and all of the hunt gifts are FREE.

So, let’s get right to the gifts:

  • The Facial HairMister Razzor‘s gift is the Raphael facial hair appliers for Catwa and Omega mesh heads. It comes in black and tintable versions.
  • The Glasses – These cool sunglasses are the gift from Ohemo. They come with a HUD to change the frames from gold to silver and the lenses from black to brown. Click to bring up the resizer menu.
  • The Sweatshirt – The dark gray Andy Hoodie is Etham‘s gift. It comes in sizes for Belleza, Signature, Slink, and TMP mesh bodies. 5 different zipper textures are in the included HUD.
  • The PoseThe Owl‘s gift is a set of two poses.

The Men Only Hunt 11 ends at 8:00 a.m. SLT on August 18th.

Happy hunting!

Gavin (Serena)

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Gavin is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Andrea
Skin Applier: Birth Ignatius
Facial Hair: Mister Razzor Raphael (free gift / MOH11)
Hair: Vango Erick (featured @ MEN ONLY MONTHLY)
Glasses: Ohemo Bjorn Sunglasses (free gift / MOH11)
Body: Belleza Jake
Sweatshirt: Etham Andy Hoodie (free gift / MOH11)
Jeans: Cold Ash Riley Straight Jeans
Sneakers: VALE KOER V-3 Trainers (group gift / free to join / originally blogged by Carson)
Pose: The Owl Men Only Hunt (free gift / MOH11)
Photographed at The Love Shack Voodoo Bar


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A Sprinkling of Gold Dust

Gold Dust

Hello Fabulous Readers!  While checking out the Dumpster Diving Hunt with Ripley, I picked up a really cute mini dress perfect for a date night, and happened to notice there was a male prize in the shop as well.  So, I woke Stan up from his early evening nap, and led him over to Mishmash Fusion.  It’s hard to believe we found such classy clothes dumpster diving, isn’t it?

Hers

I am modeling the strappy Starseed Mini Dress in the color Star Dust.  This little number will hug your curves, but has a skirt with enough fullness to make moving around a snap.  There is a “v” shaped notch in the hemline which adds visual interest.  I really, really like the spattering of golden glitter on the outside edges of the frock!  In the back, the top of the dress sits just below your shoulder blades.  Best of all, items in the Dumpster Diving Hunt are completely free, so all it cost was a bit of time searching around.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • eBody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

His

Stan is sporting the coordinating Etienne Suit (also free from Mishmash Fusion).  It features a black jacket, a button down shirt complete with a black tie, creased trousers, and a stardust sprinkled vest, which complements my dress beautifully.  The outfit is an all-in-one, so you can’t wear the individual components separately, but I think Stan looks quite dashing!  Versions for classic avatars as well as popular mesh bodies are tucked inside the package, so there’s something for everyone in here.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

We are off to see what else we can uncover in the Dumpster Diving Hunt.  Since it runs until August 31st, we still have plenty of time.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Stan)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Besom Piggy Bank
Dress:  Mishmash Fusion Starseed Mini Dress (free prize in the Dumpster Diving Hunt – 0L)
Heels:  KC Couture Davina Heels
Pose:  KZ Poses
Sim:  Breathe

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Exile Boy Next Door
Suit:  Mishmash Fusion Etienne Suit (free prize in the Dumpter Diving Hunt – 0L)
Shoes:  Gabriel Male Dress Shoes
Pose:  KZ Poses
Sim:  Breathe

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Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?

FabFree: Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?
Hello there Fabulouses 😉  Today I have three free items in my outfit today…  Four actually if you count the unisex Versov Jumpov Sneakers that Pru previously told you about in her post [HERE].

Go on…  Give it a squeeze!

One should always question whether the juice is worth the squeeze… but this time I can assure you that it is, because the squeeze…  being the couple of minutes you’ll have to spend hunting down the little hidden coconut at ChicChica – is free  and quick to do!  Once you locate the hunt icon you’ll have this adorable bottle of OJ, sweet and fresh – all ready for you!  It comes with a rez and a hold version which is nice, because this will make a great kitchen decor piece too.  The Women Only Hunt doesn’t officially start until August 4th, but some stores already have their prizes out – and ChicChica is one of them!  This hunt is going to be amazing, and I can’t wait until all the prizes are out!!

Two More Free Things:

Aleutia is where you’ll find the Maitreya fitted lace Kiki Top and Violet Pants as free group gifts!  I mentioned the other day [HERE] that Aleutia does have a 25L group join fee… but as you can see with all of the gifts available, it won’t hurt a bit… Especially because all of their gifts come with these amazingly large texture change HUDS!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy (at The Pea Location)
Eyes – IKON Sovereign Eyes Dusk
Hair – Doux Kate

Top – Aleutia Kiki Top (free group gift / 0L / 25L to join)
Pants – Aleutia Violet Pants (free group gift / 0L / 25L to join)
Shoes – VERSOV Jumpov (free group gift / 0L / free to join) – Previously Blogged by Pru [HERE]
Drink – ChicChica Orange Juice (free / 0L / Women Only Hunt)

Pose – LW Poses Lose Yourself
Sim – Bliss

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Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

FabFree: Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

Hello there Fabulouses! I called on Pru to help me show off some summertime fun free gifts.  Today we have news about three free items to share with you and we’ll get right to it, so we can enjoy the rest of the day at the beach!  This is actually a male/female pose, but I think we pull it off pretty well – and we totally got this big heavy board and the stow aways!

1, 2, 3 Summer Fun Freebies:

  1. Pru’s one piece swimsuit is called Carmen and is a free SLF&O group gift at Aleutia (free to join group).  This is fitted for Maitreya Lara only, but does come with a HUGE texture change HUD with solid colours.
  2. Love’s Debbie Bikini is also available at Aleutia as a free group gift, but this one is available with your Aleutia group tag which will cost you 25L to join.  Again – Maitreya fitted and includes a HUD with tons of colour options.
  3. We are both wearing the Sandov sandals that are the newest free group gift at VERSOV with a free group join.  These are unisex, come in a ton of different variations and are compatible with:  Unrigged / Aesthetic / Slink Male & Female / TMP / Maitreya / Belleza Female

[ VERSOV ] SANDOV !! GROUP GIFT !! Updated and totally FREE !!!

VERSOV vendor ad

Thanks Pru!!  It’s always a blast ♥
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy (at The Pea Location)
Eyes – IKON Sovereign Eyes Dusk
Hair – *barberyumyum* 94

Bikini – Aleutia Debbie (free group gift / 0L / 25L to join)
Sandals – VERSOV Sandov (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Pru is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Koura
Head Applier – Essences – Blake
Tattoos – Absence – Maritime Rose (marketplace)
Hair – Besom~ Atom *Essentials*

Bikini – Aleutia Carmen (free SLF&O group gift / 0L / free to join)
Sandals – VERSOV Sandov (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Sunglasses – [Z O O M] Candy Lips Glasses

Pose – LW Poses Royal Dogs
Sim – Luane’s World

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Traveling Around the Grid With My Pal

I've Got the Blues

Hello there Fabulous Readers!  When I saw all the great prizes Love has been discovering on the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt (HERE and HERE), I knew it was time to fit Ripley up with his tracking harness and hit the trail myself.  Our first stop was at one of my favorite stores, Horr Menswear.  It took some time and effort, as well as the motivation of some crunchy Ripley Snacks, but soon enough, we discovered the cheerful yellow and red hot air balloon (and by “we” I mean “he” – thank you, pal).  For just 1 Linden dollar (and the cost of a batch of biscuits), I added a great looking top to my wardrobe.

I’ve Got The Blues

Well, not really.  How could I be blue with a great shirt like this?  Featuring realistic folds and a button down v-neck, this shirt is perfect for a gray summer day with a bit of drizzle in the air.  Its three quarter length sleeves provide that added extra protection from the elements when you need it, but aren’t so long you are over heating when the sun finds its way through the clouds again.  Sometimes I have a hard time finding shirts that don’t clip at the waist and allow my pants to poke through, but the fit of the Summit Shirt was ideal.  I really like the turned down collar and the added trim at the waist and cuffs – they add just the right finishing touch.  Best of all, this bluesy top can be yours just one little Linden dollar.  Hey if you’re lucky, you won’t have to provide a tray of Ripley snacks either 🙂

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • David
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink

Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Shirt:  Horr Menswear Summit Shirt (prize in the Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt – 1L)
Jeans:  Dallas Mackenzie Designs Colt Jeans
Sandals:  Dufaux Flip Flops (free group gift – first blogged {HERE} by Astrid – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Hauschen
Sim:  Tagus Enchanted Forest

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 07/20/2018 – ALB

ALB Exterior
If you’ve never been to ALB (AnaLee Balut) you should go, even if only to see the store. It’s a unique Arabian themed desert oasis. Walking through the store in places is reminiscent of a street bazaar. The main part of the store is several stories, so there’s plenty to explore. At ALB you’ll find mostly ladies clothing, though there is a random mens item here and there. The style at ALB is a little harder to pinpoint! Eclectic is a good word to start with. There is everything from shoes and accessories, to lingerie and ballgowns. You’ll also find fantasy inspired clothing, fashion inspired by history, and even some of what I would call Gorean clothing. As I mentioned, there’s a lot to be had!
ALB Fab Gift
Probably one of the most notable things about the ALB main store is the large camel statue in the center of the main floor. In this same area you’ll quickly be able to spot the ALB gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members. This gift is free and exclusive to Fabulously Free in SL group members, so don’t forget to wear your group tag! There are two additional group gifts on the same column as the Fab Free gift. Each requires a separate group tag.ALB Gifts & Wearable Demos

As you browse through the vastness at ALB you’ll note that some items have floating text that may say “group gift” or simply “enjoy” among other things. These items are usually group gifts you can purchase for free while wearing your store group tag. The store group is LAMU and it has a one time join fee of 250 linden. Another unique aspect to shopping at ALB are their “wearable demos.” These items often have floating text as well that will say “demo” or something similar. These wearable demos are often free but sometimes cost between 0 and 10 linden. I spotted both group gifts and wearable demos throughout all the floors of the ALB store. The above photos are of a few but I am certain not all of these gift types just to give you an idea of the genuinely wide range of items. Happy shopping Fab Free, and have a wonderful weekend.


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At The End of The Day

At the End of the Day

Hi there, Fabulous Readers!  It’s been a long day of riding the waves, and the pupster and I are having one last look across the water before we head home for the night.  Today’s little get away to the shores of Kanaloa Surf Beach was inspired by a budget-friendly wet suit that I picked up over at La Perla.

Fits Me Like a Glove

Featuring a deep shade of indigo accented with bright blue piping and a dark gray inlay, this outfit will have you suited up in style.  The Surf Set Gift from La Perla covers the entire length of your legs to protect them from the chilly water and any scrapes and scratches you might encounter.  It includes half length sleeves and a high collar to keep you completely shielded from the elements.  The package contained classic mesh sizes from extra small through extra large, but no alpha layer.  Although there weren’t fits designed exclusively for mesh avatars, the small worked just fine on my Belleza Jake mesh body.  I’m including a forward facing snapshot below so you can get a good look at the logo splashed across the chest area.  Ladies, don’t despair, there is a female version included for you as well.  I couldn’t drag Kat out with me today….maybe next time!  If you’re up for a surfing adventure, head on over to the group gift wall at La Perla.  For just one Linden dollar, you’ll be well equipped for a day of play at the beach.

Sizes Included:

  •  XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL

Happiness Comes in Waves

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes in Ashy Brown
Hair:  Vango Alex
Wetsuit:  La Perla Surf Set Gift (1L at the shop)
Surf Board and front facing pose included as part of my AO from Vista Animations
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  (Facing away from camera) Luane’s World
Sim:  Kanaloa Surf Beach

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I’m Ready – Let the Fireworks Fly!

You Should Be Here

Well hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I are over at Landscape Dialogue scoping out a good spot to catch some 4th of July fireworks later on tonight.  I’ll be bringing a cooler of refreshments and goodies to munch on.  Ripley, however, is planning on staying home.  The loud explosions and acrid scent of the black and flash powders cause him to huddle trembling under the computer desk.  So, it looks like there will be plenty of room for friends all along this sturdy stone wall.  You should come!

I Wear My Sunglasses at Night

Well, not really, but they sure came in handy today while searching for the perfect viewing spot.  The best part?  They are part of a free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group from the Frimon Store.  The package also includes the seated Nando pose I used for my snapshot, both as a pose ball to rez and the isolated pose itself.  It worked well for my rest break on the wall, but also could be used for chairs, benches, etc.  I had to edit the sunglasses so they perched correctly on my hand, but even with my basic editing skills, it was a piece of cake to adjust them.  To pick up this fantastic free offer, simply switch to your Fabulously Free in SL group tag, and click the vendor.

Stars and Stripes for the Big Day

Well, I am the star (wink), but my stripes are found on my new free Glamour pants from Treized Designs.  With a dashing black and white design, these classic joggers will have you outfitted in style.  Bold white stripes run down the outside edge of each leg and adorn the side pockets (which are handy for carrying along everyday essentials).  An interesting feature that I had not seen before is the double waistband with dual string ties.  I like this unusual design element!  The gift box includes classic as well as mesh body fits.  You need to be a member of Treized Designs to receive this free gift, but the join fee is only 0L, so it was just right for my budget!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL for classic avatars (includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Altamura
  • Belleza
  • Geralt
  • Gianni
  • Nx-David
  • Slink

I’m off to get Ripley back home before firecrackers start going off and scare the bejeebers out of the poor guy.  Happy 4th of July to all our readers in the USA!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Alex
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Pants:  Treized Deisgns Glamour Pants (free gift for members of the Treized Designs group – 0L/0L to join)
Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Frimon Store Nando (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Sim:  Landscape Dialogue

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This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, Darling

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, Darling

I feel so bad for my avatar sometimes. She’s like, “No big deal, just hanging out in some weird, creepy warehouse type place. And that’s probably blood (and who knows what else) on the floor. Anyway, let’s go shopping!” I’m telling you, she’s got it rough.

Doe a deer

Do you shop at Suidical Unborn? I love that store. It’s got a really cool sexy/goth kinda vibe. The eyes there are beautiful and there is some really cool gory type stuff too, if you’re into that…which I kind of am. I recently joined the group and one of the many gifts available is this super cute cropped sweater. It has a HUD so you can pick different colors and comes in 5 fitmesh sizes from XS to XL.

These boots were made for….

…getting bloody, apparently? Or walking. Yes, we’ll say that they were made for walking. When you land at A&D you’ll be invited to join the free group. You’ll want to do just that, because group membership is required to get these free boots that I’m wearing and a few other group gifts as well. They are unisex, with sizes included for females and males. Actually all of the gifts are unisex, except for a shirt that’s just for the guys. Definitely worth going to check out.

 

Allison is wearing…

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head: Catwa Magy
Skin Applier: Deetalez Snjezana
Eyes: Avi-Glam Reverie Eyes
Eyelashes Applier: Arte My Lashes
Hair: Truth Lela (it’s one of the 1/2 price ones at SL15B!)
Shirt: Suicidal Unborn Ami Sweater (0L / free group gift / 50L to join)
Pants: Blueberry Pizza Jeans
Shoes: A&D Oddity Boots Ash (0L / free group gift / free to join)
Pose: Still Life