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A little lace

A little lace

Hello Fab Fam. I hope your week is going just the way you want it to! I had a nifty little surprise today while wandering the Grid. I found a New-to-Me store called “Nilsy”. And in that store is a ton of great freebies and Group gifts.

Like this little number “Nilsy Gift”,  It was originally a gift for the Shopping Maniacs group ( a very nice group for shoppers) But I just clicked on the box and received it, no group needed. I’ve seen this build before but this one is certainly one of the best. The textures are beautiful and feminine and the lace detail is so nicely done. In fact when I finished the picture, I liked the whole outfit so much I saved it in my “Outfits” HUD. 

I have no idea how long this goodie has been available or when it will be changed out. So hurry over if you want to add it to your closet too!

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Fitmesh
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • Tonic – Curvy, Fine
  • Voluptuous

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Juli’s Stylin’

    • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
    • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
    • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
    • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
    • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
    • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
    • Makeup – AlaskaMetro – Autumn Look
    • Hair – No_Match – No_Wonderland

    Dress – Nilsy – Nilsy Gift Dress – FREE/0L – Free Gift – No group needed

    Photo Location – Backdrop City

     


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A Little Bit of Indie

Indie Style 2.0
I like to give myself challenges.  I had a half hour over lunch to “work” in SL, and I committed myself to finding a cool outfit to share with you. For this challenge, I could rely on any of the 5 Minute or 1 Hour groups I belong to and any sales I ran into while at a store.  However, my cap was 100L for all parts of the outfit (clothes, hair, jewelry, and shoes).

Safyra‘s did not disappoint!  Within the first ten minutes, a 5 Lindens 1 Hour deal was posted.  I ran over quick and grabbed the very nice jumpsuit on sale.  She comes with lots of colors. But….while trying to dodge the incoming avatars, I looked around and three OTHER sales caught my eye.  The outfit above is the top from the Set 010 Sunday Sale (35L) which comes with a cute bra/shirt, skirt and boots (the bra, shirt, and skirt all have a color HUD; the boots do not) and the pants and shoes from the Janice set on sale (55L) which comes with a blouse and HUD for both.

Sizes:

  • Kupra
  • Perky
  • Slink (for the Boots in the 010 package)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus

I picked up the FREE!!! subscriber gift (a cool choker with a butterfly) at Zuri which went nicely with this outfit. I love the resizer on her jewelry. It makes everything so much easier!

I had picked up a bunch of No_Match gifts earlier in the day, so I decided to use my time to find the first hairstyle that went with the outfit.  This style is called No_Sea and comes with all of the different color fatpacks. This was a free group gift with 50L membership.

By the time I had picked out the hair and fussed with the colors, I only had 5 minutes left, so I ran over to my studio to snap this pose.

I managed to get everything I needed for less than 100L in the space of 30 minutes!  WOO!!!

Do you have a challenge in mind for me to do?  Hit me up in the comments below!!

Desi is Wearing…

Clothes

Shirt – Safyra 010 (35L)
Pants – Safyra Janice (55L)

Jewelry

Choker –Zuri (Free Subscriber Gift)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows– WoW Poison
Eyes– LeLutka
Eyeshadow – LeLutka
Lipstick – LeLutka
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – No_Match No_Sea (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join) 


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Beauty Event Shout Out!

Hey Fab Free, this is just a quick “heads” up for my MakeOver Monday Crew and anyone who like to get free Mesh Heads!

The Beauty Event is holding a raffle for 2 free LeLutka ExoX heads, Male and Female as well as 2 Legacy mesh bodies, also 1 male and 1 female.  This is a staggeringly good deal considering those are some pricey prizes. 

Just head over to the Beauty Event and join the free group then slap that board (Pictured here) The winners will be announced in the beauty Group on Feb. 7.  

 


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Stay Golden

Coming Soon

Hey FabFree! I’m dreaming of the spring and summer seasons… oh how I miss the nice weather. I set up a Jacuzzi at my log home to experience that summer moment. The Linden homes never change snow in the winter months unless you set up your own so I can just pretend Winter doesn’t exist here…

Golden Hour

This pretty golden dress only costs 55L at Evolve. It’s on sale temporarily, and you can also get this dress in green, red, and orange. I went for the gold because I was in a golden type of mood. These dresses should be on sale until this Thursday but go ASAP if you want it because sometimes they are taken down at different times.

Sizes Included

  • Freya
  • Lara
  • Legacy

Higgle!

I’m also showing a bunch of jewelery from Higgle tonight. I’ve posted a closeup so you can see all the intricate details and fine crafting that went into the creation of these beautiful jewlery pieces. Each item only costs 1 Linden each on the Marketplace.

Coming Soon

  • The rings shown on each of my hands are each 1L gifts & they fit Maitreya, Kupra, Legacy, Reborn, & Belleza mesh hands. It’s such a treat for me to find Belleza rings, as rings are a hot item that I can’t often find in my body size. Facing from where you’re looking, my left hand is wearing the Speranza ring set, which is a number of rings that wrap around three fingers. These rings come in sizes for both your left & right hands. You can purchase that ring set right here for only 1L. On the right, I am wearing the large, glamourous Melchior ring. This is perfect for for a more formal look, and it costs only 1L on the Marketplace. This ring can only be worn on your left hand. As it’s 1L, you may also gift this ring for your partner! It’s a wonderful gift, and beautifully made. ❤ Both gifts include texture change huds that allow you to change the colours of the metal of the ring bands and the gem stones.
  • My ear jewlery is 1L, which can be found for sale here. This piece comes in gold and there is a hud included to change the colour of the gem stone in the centre. This isn’t an earring, but a pretty wire decor earpiece.
  • The pretty floral necklace and arm braclet are also a 1L gift, which you can grab here. Both items are included in the package!

Return to Fabia

Fabia is such a generous designer! I have collected so many of their hairs overtime and I’m just starting to try them all on. This is the May hairstyle and it’s a current group gift. The Fabia group currently costs 200L to join. The hair includes several colour huds and a style hud that allows you to style the bangs or turn them off. It’s a super cute ponytail!

See you soon, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress – Evolve Roxanne – Yellow (55L)
Boots – [WellMade] Everly Boots
Ring Set – Higgle Speranza Bento Rings (1L on the Marketplace)
Large Ring – Higgle Melchior Bento Ring (1L on the Marketplace)
Ear Jewlery Piece – Higgle Wire-Decor-Gold-Ear (1L on the Marketplace)
Necklace & Bracelet – Higgle Flower Set – Necklace and Bracelet (1L on the Marketplace)

Body

Hair – FABIA Mesh Hair May (Group Gift/ Group Costs 200L to Join)
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Mercy – Oak
Eyes – Euphoric Hope Eyes (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here
Nails – Belleza Freya V6
Eyebrows – Tutti Belli Adore Eyebrows
Eyeshadow – Tutti Belli Egoist Eyeshadow Collection (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here
Lipstick – Tutti Belli Selfish Lipstick Collection

Furniture & Decor

Jacuzzi Tub with Food – Noveny Outdoor Jacuzzi – Adult
Photo Location – Private Location

CarolineTag


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Here Comes the 4L Bride!

A Blushing Bride for Just 4L

Love is in the air and SL’s wedding season approaches.  Valentine’s Day weddings have a been the seasonal kick off since the beginning of time (well, virtual time, anyway).  But, what’s a bride to do if she doesn’t have oodles of Linden to spend on her special day?  Never fear, Desi is here!

I set out to create an entire wedding outfit for less than 200L including dress, shoes, hair, flowers, jewelry, makeup, and a pose. I had two rules: the outfit would have to be something I would actually wear and the items couldn’t be part of a weekly/weekend special so they’d be available to our FabFree Readers if they wanted to check them out.  In the end, this amazing outfit only cost FOUR (4!) Linden!!! (Plus a group join fee!)

Assembling an elegant bridal package was a harder task than I could have imagined, but thanks to hints and tips from my blogging sister, Jacx Broome-Waverider, I ended up with a beautiful ensemble to reflect my own tastes in bridal finery.

First, I had to say yes to a dress.   I hopped on over to Siss Boom because I remembered seeing a white gown on the Lucky Boards.  You can read more about my obsession with Siss Boom‘s FREE no-group lucky boards here.  It took about 20 minutes, but HOORAY!  I found a beautiful simple white gown named Wayward.  It’s elegant and comes in two styles – sheer and solid.  I am wearing shear.  The solid version has modesty backing to the top.  Cost : FREE!!!

Dress Sizes:

  • eBody Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus
  • TMP

Next came hair.  Jacx reminded me that No-Match recently had a bun posted as the group gift. We teleported over to find a new group gift, but quickly made our way to the VIP room.  The group gift was not actually a bun, but, rather, hair attachments (called No-Embrace) that could be used with bridal hair. However, in perusing the fabulous room of VIP Gifts, I found No_You Rock which is my style of a messy but classy updo complete with pearls in it.  I paired that with the No-Embrace Pearls accessory to create a pretty head of hair for the wedding outfit.  Price: two free group gifts with 50L join.

Beloved & Truth Closeup

I tried to find a nice veil for cheap, but didn’t score.  The ones I tested off of MP were, well, circa 2006.  I did, however, find a pretty Pearl and Pewter Tiara from Nightfairy.  You have to fiddle a little with it, but, overall, it works.  Cost: 1L

For jewelry, I stalked MP for a good hour to find something pretty.  I found two sets from Beloved that I liked, but settled on the Teardrop set in Silver because it matched the Tiara.  Cost: 1L

For flowers, I found a simple but pretty bouquet at Wedding Princesse on MP that is currently being offered as a dollarbie.  This really is a no-frills bouquet, but you only need it for a hot minute before the dancing begins!  Cost: 1L

For shoes, I found LaPerla’s Apple Sandal for Maitreya in White on MP.  They are simple and pretty, but you really can’t see them under the dress. Cost: 1L

Finally, to strike a pose for my official wedding album, Jacx sent me to MP to An Lar poses where for 0 Linden, I picked Like a Lady #4.  Cost: FREE!!!

Total Cost for this outfit and pose?  4L (plus 50L group fee for No-Match)

Desi is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Siss Boom Wayward Gown in White (Free Lucky Board Prize/No Group Join Required)
Heels – LaPerla Apple Sandal (1L on Marketplace)

Jewelry

Necklace & Earrings – Beloved Teardrop Set in Silver (1L on Marketplace)
Tiara – Nightfairy Pearl & Pewter Tiara (1L on Marketplace)
Hair Accessories – No-Match No-Embrace Pearl Accessory (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows– WoW Poison
Eyes– LeLutka
Eyeshadow – LeLutka
Lipstick – LeLutka
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – No-Match No-You Rock (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Pose – An Lar Poses Like a Lady (Free Gift on Marketplace)


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Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats
Hiya, this will be my last post for a while. Dealing with RL health issues. 😦 I will hurry back to you all, soon as possible.

2 Straws, Wanna Share?

We all love free items. The best thing about second life is the wonderful free items you can pick up around the grid. And the absolute best free place IMHO in second life is Free Dove. The Free Dove has been a staple for many years now. It’s a great way to find new creators, pick up cute outfits, hair, shoes. With a trip to Free Dove, you can outfit yourself with a whole weekend wardrobe and not spend a linden. 🙂 Jacx was craving an ooey-gooey cotton candy milkshake, so stopped by the local bakery for her sugar craving, modeling a cute skirt and top set from Luxe Paris, available at Free Dove. The free Latte set features a tee-style top with 3/4 sleeves and a flirty short skirt, in an off-white color. This well-constructed set comes in a large variety of sizes. To have this sweetie for your very own, hop on over to Free Dove, join the free group, and enjoy.

 Sizes

  • Belleza Freya, Venus
  • Slink Hourglass, Physique
  • Ocacin
  • S, M, L, Classic, Fitmesh
  • Maitreya, Maitreya Loose Waist
  • Voluptuous
  • Alpha, Top, & Skirt
  • Tonic Curvy, Fine

Milk Shaking It Up

The good news is we now have another outlet store on the grid. The Designer Outlet is a monthly event running from the 7th of the month through the 28th of the month. 42 shops are involved, with scads of bargains to be had. Jacx while looking over the new event, picked up the Cotton Candy Milkshake from BananaN for just 39L. I just love BananaN, they make wonderful items with a special touch of whimsy, that is just adorable. If you are in the mood for bargain hunting, drop over to The Designer Outlet and check out all the goodies.

Jacx Is Modeling

Clothes

Outfit – Luxe Paris Latte Outfit @ Free Dove (Free/Group Required/Group Join Free)
Scarf – Pulse Juniper Scarf
Stockings – Izzie’s Sheer Pastel Tights (Past Easter Gift)
Shoes – Essenz Ostravia Black (Advent Gift Day 18) Marketplace for Pack 1


Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – LeLukta Avalon Evo X Head
Head Skin – Not Found Toffee BOM
Body Skin – Not Found Toffee BOM
Hair – Opale Aria Hair
Tattoo – Carol G  Smile Tattoo, Heart Backside. Flowers Leg Tattoo, Bridah Foot Tattoo,
Tattoo – HORL Faith Tattoo, Arm Orn Tattoo, Do It With Love Tattoo, Triangle Flower Tattoo, Underline Boob Tattoo
Tattoo – Letis Tattoo Salabhas Lower Back
Modesty Cover – iPeench Lace Modesty Cover Set, Marketplace
Ears – Swallow Charm Ears 
Eyeshadow – Alaskametro Dara BOM EVO X #04 Shown By Aline Here.
Eyeliner – Cazimi Essence Subtle Eyeliner BOM EVO X
Lipstick – Alaskametro Petal Evo X Applier
Rings – Ysoral Luxe Wedding Ring Sabine 
Rings2 – Vibing Corina Rings, Destiny Rings
Nails – Alme Mesh Rounded Nails Just Because Glossy

Pose – Verocity Posh #4 Marketplace
Prop – BananaN Cotton Candy Milkshake @ The Designer Outlet 39L
Sim – Backdrop City


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Fabulous Finds 01.25.22 Edition

HORL - Cindy Glasses @Group gift

Free Group Gift/Group is 99L to Join @ Horl

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MakeOver Monday part 4

Hello hello, Fab Free! It’s that time again… MakeOver Monday! And we’ve come so far! Two full avatars for exactly ZERO lindens. And I really had to grit my teeth a few times. I’m so weak when it comes to having that “perfect’ (To me anyway) look. I really fret over poor Alistar’s hair. And I’m still looking for something better for him. I swear, if I ever become a designer or builder… I will have good free stuff for the guys. But anyway…

Let’s jump in here. SO, we have bento bodies, Mesh heads, Animation Overrides, and hair. All we need now is clothes. I don’t want to dwell on the clothing part since that’s basically what we do here at the Blog everyday. But I do want to mention a few places, I’ve found very helpful.

First is R&R Swag and their “Rookie Alley” . This is a very nice selection of things for both male and female avatars under 30 days. This outfit is a bit of a mix and match from the Rookie Alley and the past group gifts.

Alistar’s second outfit is a second set of jeans from R&R Swag’s Rookie Alley and a group gift from Asteroidbox for the L’Homme group.  L’Homme is one of the hands down best groups to join if you are looking for male clothes and accessories. The group is free to join, the designers are top notch and you have three -ish months to pick the gifts up. I highly recommend it. 

Last is a current gift for one of our own FabFree Group designers – MaxMagic. They are offering this great Trekkie hoodie for both men and women. I do love geeky stuff!

Kerydwyn’s clothes are much easier to find, go figure. But I still want to show a few choices for our newbs. The first is from BoHo Soul one of our FabFree Group designers. This is the “Impish” outfit which comes with top, pants and shoes. Which is awesome because free good shoes are hard to find. 

The second outfit is from the Cozy Fest event. This event is a bonanza for free gifts from real quality designers. Plus, for new folks… it’s just about everything you can ask for. The group is free to join and each booth has a free gift! Kerydwyn is showing the ‘Maggs’ top from Apple Blossom and the ‘Natasha’ leggings from 1313 Mockingbird lane. These events are great places to “shop” for designers landmarks as well. If you like the gift or what you see in the booth… check out their main store. They may have a free group or other gifts there. Also,

The boots in the second picture are another totally free gift from Body Cult the Marketplace. Digging through the MP can be frustrating… but worth it.

 

Okay that’s it for today cause it’s late and I’m tired and cranky today. ;P  But I think we have covered some ground. Our new kids are looking like real stars on the Grid now.  Take a look at a side by side!

Wow! And remember we spent exactly… ZERO monies! 

SO… next week I will talk about housing and inventory. Or “Now I got clothes… where do I unpack ’em without putting on a free show?”

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Alistar ->

Mesh Body + head + skin – Altamura – TakeMYWay – Free at the eBento event until the 25th 

Hair – FireLight – Michael (Purchased with 250L gift card for new residents under 30 days)

Shirts –

Jeans + Shoes – R&R Swag – Past Free Group Gift + Free Rookie Alley

Kerydwyn ->

Ruth Body – LBD

Mesh Head – LeLutka Kaya (Free Christmas gift 2021) Remember you can pick up the “Leah” mesh head for free from Kalhene 

Hair – FireLight – past free group gift still available

Eyes – Ikon – Apex eyes – February group gift – Group is free to join

Pic #1 – BoHo Soul – Impish – Free gift for the FabFree Group

Pic #2 – CozyFest free gifts from Apple Blossom and 1313 Mockingbird Lane

Boots – Body Cult – knit Boots Cuffs – Free gift on the MarketPlace 

 

 


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Madame Midnight

Madame Midnight

Well, would you look at that!  Madame Midnight has come out from hiding and is ready to charm the world into doing her bidding.  She’s all about bending the elements to her will, learning new spells, and long walks on the beach.  She also enjoys her steak rare, but I’m not sure that that’s really relevant in this conversation.  Whatever, she’s magical, ok?

Aaaaanyway…

Ok peeps, now that I’ve got my customary ramble out of the way, it’s time to head over to Midnight Order for some awesome free gifts!  Our friends over at Second Life Syndicate are always about creating different and cool events, so this is a must visit if you’re into dark, creepy, steampunk, or just general awesomeness.  There’s some super cool stuff – I even found that free elf head as a gift!  To get these goodies, just join the SLS group for free and click on the boxes at each stall.  Here’s what I’m showing off:

  • FREE eyeshadow by Zibska with BOM layers and an Omega applier
  • FREE ear cuffs by Garmonbozia
  • FREE book by Ivy with two different hold options, and a rezzable version
  • FREE crystal lanterns by LuluB!  In several different colours and LOD versions

Midnight Order runs until February 20th, so you have plenty of time to visit.

This magical chick is suddenly very in the mood for steak…hmm…

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Moon Amore Serenity Atelier
Book – Ivy Helping Books (Free Gift @ Midnight Order/Group is Free to Join)
Ear Cuffs – Garmonbozia Marea (Free Gift @ Midnight Order/Group is Free to Join)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Kelly
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow – Zibska Sage (Free Gift @ Midnight Order/Group is Free to Join)
Lipstick – Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Magika Midnight
Pose – Astalianda Moon

Lanterns – LuluB! Good Vibes (Free Gift @ Midnight Order/Group is Free to Join)