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Sea Friends

Sea Friends

Hey FabFree! Tonight I am showing off some awesome free sea pets, how to make a free fully bento, BOM, and mesh mermaid avatar, and free skins and shapes on the FabFree enchanted forest hunt!

The Tale of the Orca and the Starfish

The first thing I want to mention are my adorable underwater pets. As you might recall, I love animals and I also love fish and underwater creatures! This amazing and precious Orca is free gift at SL18B and you have just enough time to go grab him because the event ends tomorrow. This will be my last SL18B find to share and I am super sad about it, because I just loved this event. However, this beautiful gift by Jian is simply amazing. The Orca swims along with your avatar and it even does water tricks! It is just magical watching her/him swim underwater. Go grab this Orca for free at Jian’s booth at SL18B before it’s too late. 

The other cute little animal shown in my post today is the adorable starfish, who you will see has little cute, pouting eyes. This is a fish I caught with my 7Seas casual fishing rod for free. The rod costs 99L to buy, but you can catch free outfits with it (remember Aline and Arielles recent Sn@tch fishing post here?). While waiting for outfits, I have caught a lot of fish too and they are actually really cute pets! Many are animated, can swim around you, or you can rezz them in a tank or aquarium. They are too cute to delete. I just love this little starfish guy, and you can see a close-up of his little face below. 

Free Mermaids, anyone?

The other finds I want to share today are items that can be used to make a full, free BOM, Bento mesh mermaid avatar. 

The OpenMerTail

My mermaid tail is a free fully bento (moving) mesh tail- how cool is that! It’s like a total extension of your avatar. This tail moves and twists like a mesh avatar but the trick is to get the right bento ao for it to make full use of the bento features. The tail also includes fins which can be worn or detached. There is more information about this awesome bento, BOM mesh tail in the package, but it is all totally free on the Marketplace. This tail can be used on male, female and non-binary avatars. Because the OpenMerTail is its own mesh avatar part, you need to find and use BOM skins designed for the tail itself, and there is also a pack for creators and designers to make new skins for it! The tail is a full perm item. Note that a bento mermaid AO is not included in the package. 

Sizes Included

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Belleza Freya
  • Belleza Jake
  • Legacy Athletic
  • Must Trade Bara

OpenMerTail - Fullperm Bento Mermaid Tail

And here is a list of more free items I used to make my mermaid avatar:

  • I mentioned above how you will need skins for your new tail. Motley Fluke has several skins for the tail available for free on their marketplace store. The blue tail skin I am wearing can be purchased here for free. These tail skins are BOM and work only on the free mermaid tail advertised above. 
  • The stars pasties used to cover up my chest are another freebie on the marketplace. These stars are by Yama’s Ideas and they are unrigged, resizable mesh items. I just resized them manually to fit my avatar perfectly. The mesh pasties come in many different colours. 
  • The little bubbles below are a free animation by Stargaze on the marketplace designed for mermaid avatars. These are so realistic and perfect for creating realism of moving in the water. 
  • Finally, the skin used on my mermaid avatar is a free prize on the FabFree Enchanted Forest Hunt. This is one of several hunt prizes from 7 Deadly S[K]ins. The natural skin, untouched with no makeup, can be seen in my photo below. I am also wearing a free shape included in the hunt, but I just edited the tummy of the shape to fit the mermaid tail. The vendor ad of all the 7DS skins available for free on the hunt is posted below. These skin prizes are BOM and they include shapes and tattoos for Lelutka Evo elf ears as well. 

Mer Detail

☑ Enchanted Forest Hunt ☑ 5 skin boxes WITH shape included hidden in the store

When you add all these parts together, you will have a full bento, mesh, BOM mermaid avatar! Enjoy the mermaid and the orca, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Mermaid Addons

Mesh Bento Mermaid Tail – GHOST OpenMerTail (Free on the Marketplace)
Mermaid Tail Skin – Motley Fluke Skin Sky Blue Skin for OpenMerTail (Free on the Marketplace)
Sea Stars (Chest Covers) –  Yama’s Ideas Sea Stars (Free on the Marketplace)
Animated Bubbles – Stargaze Tail Bubbles (Free on the Marketplace)
Mermaid Makeup– Unholy Oceania Scales LGBT GIFT BOM 
Headfins, Hair and Chain Top – MOoH! Mermaid Gacha (50L per pull) Originally
 blogged by Arielle Jishnu here

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lilly 2.5
Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins 7 Deadly s[K]ins (Free on the FabFree Enchanted Forest Hunt)
Shape – 7 Deadly S[K]ins TULIP shape [LELevo] C/M v2 (Free on the FabFree Enchanted Forest Hunt)
Eyes – Yoshi Laura Fairy Eyes

Pets

Orca – Jian Orca Companion (Free at SL18B)
Starfish – 7 Seas Common Stuff: Yellow Starfish (Free 7 Seas Fishing Gift/ Casual Rod costs 99L)
Photo Location – Haven of Mermaids

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FabFree Mesh Body Feature: The Ultra Vixen Busty Mesh Body

FabFree Mesh Body Feature: The Ultra Vixen Busty Mesh Body

Top of the morning to you, FabFree! I hereby introduce the first FabFree Mesh Body Feature post. Today I will be sharing the Ultra Vixen Busty mesh body made by Ultra Vixen, one of our lovely FabFree designers. This body is one of the free mesh bodies that are available to learn about on the Fab Free Mesh Bodies and Heads listing. Please check out our listing to learn about more free mesh bodies and heads! Be sure to also check out the FabFree ’30 days’ list to find all the amazing offers new residents have access to when they join SL, as I am showing a freebie from that list today.

The Ultra Vixen Busty Mesh Body

Today I am wearing the Ultra Vixen Busty body by Ultra Vixen. This body is free for all Second Life residents under 31 days old, and it is a fully functional, BOM enabled mesh body. The freebie is the full package with all the latest updates for the body. Make sure that you tell any newbies about this offer in case they are in need of a mesh body!

The Ultra Vixen Busty body also includes a mesh head which is designed after the original classic head, but more detailed and fully Bento, allowing residents to retain their original “classic” look. You can also add different heads to the body. I added an older head gift by Akeruka Creations (no longer available) and I popped on a free choker which is a free gift for all at Osmia.

Ultra Vixen - Free For Newbies - Poster

What can I wear with the Ultra Vixen Busty?

The free Ultra Vixen body wears custom mesh clothes that are sized for Ultra Vixen Busty. I decided to pair the body with the free jeans that are the current FabFree group gift at Ultra Vixen. I love the little FabFree logo on the butt! Go FabFree!

Sizes included

  • Ultra Vixen Busty
  • Ultra Vixen Perky
  • Ultra Vixen Flat Chested

The freebie body is also fully BOM, so bakes on mesh tops, undies, other clothing, skins, makeup, and tattoos can be worn with it as well. I threw on a lovely top by Mishmash Fusion, which I won for free on their lucky chairs, which are free to play without a group join. This lovely top is BOM/system layers so it can be worn on any bakes on mesh enabled mesh body or on system avatars as well! Mishmash Fusion has a huge selection of BOM and system clothing available on their lucky chairs, as well as mesh clothing items for men and women.

Thanks for stopping by!

xx

-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Jeans–  Ultra Vixen Fabulously Free Gift Jeans (Fab Free Group Gift/ Group is Free to Join)
Top– Mishmash Fusion Misunderstood Lace Top (Free Lucky Chair Prize)
Choker – Osmia Sweet Dreams Choker (Free Gift)

Body

Hair – Sintiklia Raphael (Group Gift/ Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged by Arielle here
Mesh Body – Ultra Vixen Busty (Free for Residents under 31 days old)
Mesh Head – Akeruka Creations Bento Head 3.5 #Limited
Skin – Pout! Emily
Lipstick– Lumae Glimmer Lips G4
Nails – Ultra Vixen Curvy (Free for residents under 31 days old) 
Backdrop– MINIMAL Retro Backdrops *8*

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Ocean Eyes

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Hey, Fab Free! I like making new avatars/looks, and I made this one in the spirit of Billie Eyelish with the green and black hairsyle. Do you think it looks like her? It kinda succeeded but I think she ended up having her own unique look… this new avatar I created is super cute either way.

Let’s get down to the details which are a beautiful 1 L mesh body and this great free sweater!

Sweet’s Ruth Mesh Body

As many of you know, I have been working on the Fab Free Mesh body and Head Listing. I recently made a few updates to the page so you may want to look at some of the new bodies I posted. I decided to show off a body from that list, which is one of Ruth mesh bodies. This one is Sweet’s Ruth. Isn’t the body gorgeous? It fits many Maitreya clothes and shoes, although you will need to use the alpha hud to make many of the clothes fit. To use the alpha version of the body, just open up the box included in the folder that has the alpha HUD! This body is BOM and works with all BOM skins and other products. The Sweet’s Ruth mesh body costs only 1 L on the marketplace.

Here are some more details about the body:

Fits: Maitreya clothes and feet (flat, mid, and high) for the most part, with the use of the alpha hud provided.
Omega/Bakes on Mesh (BOM)?  This body is BOM only.
Bento? Yes.
Other Notes: Includes mesh nails with a nail colour hud. There is no mesh head included with this body.

You may also want to be aware of the following known issues about the body that the creator makes a note of:

“- A small glitch can appear between neck and head
(usually on high ground)
– A small glitch can appear with feet and hands in extreme poses.
– Medium High feet often need an alpha to fit Maitreya Shoes (provided!)
– Older skins with painted on nails will not match mesh feet. Use a nailfix! (provided!)”

Just as a side note, I used the Ariel head from LOGO to create this avatar. The LOGO group is free to join and every month in 2021 they are going to sell an older head of every month to group members for only 300L. In order to use the head, you need the 3.1 version LOGO customization hud. I was pleased to hear about this sale and grabbed the Ariel head up for that low price. The head is BOM compatible. There is NO mesh head included with the Sweet’s Ruth body, so you will need to use another mesh head of your own with it or get one of the mesh heads listed on the Fab Free Mesh body and Head Listing to complete a mesh look. Alternatively, you can wear the Sweet’s Ruth body with a classic system head if you prefer.

Beatrix

Another item I am showcasing today is the Beatrix Sweater Dress, which you can grab at the zOOm Mainstore. I found this gift by using the Maitreya Gifts, Sales & News group, and they have many gifts that were available for free during the Christmas train event this group ran over the holidays. Technically, the event ended around Christmas time, but a lot of designers still have their gifts out at their store. You can look at the gifts using this page, although some of them may not be available still. It’s worth a look though because I found that quite a few of the gifts are still out! I had my eye on this lovely sweater by zOOm on the list and to my delight, it was still available! Simply join the Maitreya Gifts, Sales & News (MSGN) group for free and the sweater is yours. zOOm has 2 free MSGN gifts out at the moment so grab them while you’re there!

Sizes Included

  • Maitreya
  • Isis
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

Thanks for reading, Fab Free! Have fun!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress– zOOm Beatrix Sweater Dress (Group Gift/ Group is Free to Join)
Boots– Blueberry FLF 1/17 Boots Pack

Body

Hair – Kuni Lisa
Mesh Body and Nails – Sweet’s Ruth 2.0 BoM Bento Mesh Body (1 Linden on the Marketplace)
Mesh Head, eyes, eyebrows, and makeup – LOGO Ariel (On sale for the month of January for 300L as a promotion/ Group is free to join)
Skin – 7 Deadly Skins Elivira Snow Browless
Backdrop – PALETO Backdrop Knox-03 

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The FabFree Mesh Body and Head Listing is Live!

Miss Caroline Walker came to me a few days ago with a great idea:  to have a page that lists which mesh heads and bodies are currently available on the grid for free or as group gifts!  We get asked this question pretty often, and with designers being so generous these days, it’s nice to have a resource that will guide you.   This is a working document, with updates expected as we progress!  If you have any tips, please contact Caroline Walker (rawumber) inworld.

Even more importantly, if you want to thank her for her hard work – please be sure to do so.

THE FABFREE MESH BODY AND HEAD LISTING

Thanks Caroline – Fantastic work!

 


All I want for Christmas is… some free mesh bodies and heads!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Advent is my favourite time of the year in Second Life. In fact, I go a bit crazy with it! This year has been no letdown, and the amazing list compiled at Fab Free this year was incredible! Time to give our amazing blog organizer Aline a round of applause. *claps*. Make sure you check out those calendars and see if any of the past gifts are available before the 24th of December. The Fab Free December advent list is here.

Advent Calendar at Altamura

Today I will be sharing the incredible advent gifts by Altamura this year. The Altamura group is currently free to join for a limited time, which will give you access to their 12 days of Christmas gifts, sitting under the tree at the store, and two free mesh avatars. Joining the group will also give you access to group gifts that are located around the store (you have to search for them in each section of the store), and there is also a free male mesh head at the back of the store which is a current group gift.

Altamura is known for gifting free, full avatars that include a mesh body and head that are (usually) joined together. This advent, they are gifting two full mesh body and head combos for men and women. These bodies are fully BOM and bento and they can be used out of the box with few limitations. My friend Remus and I are showing off the full avatars above. They are beautiful! This is perfect if you need a new avatar or look for free. In each box, a full mesh head and body are included. The head and body are one piece so you cannot wear another head or body with each piece. Altamura bodies fit Altamura clothes, and you can often get the female avatar to fit other brands like Maitreya or Slink with the aid of alphas. I have heard that the male body fits Adam sized clothing nicely, but I have not tested that out. You will need to use alphas (see below) to wear non-Altamura clothes with these bodies. Altamura has a list of all the companies that make Altamura-sized clothing which is handy if you need help finding clothing for your new body.

One thing that’s important to know about these gift bodies is that they are fully BOM and because of this, they do not include a body hud. So, to add makeups, skins, and tattoos you must use BOM products. You can even use BOM eyes and nails. Any system eyes or nails will work with these bodies. As there is no body hud, you must use add alphas manually to your outfits. In order to alpha out sections of the body,  you will need a set of alphas (like the ones that are used when you have a classic avatar). I found two stores that have a good set of alphas out for free with no group join required:

  1. The first free alpha sets kit is at Little Black Dress. Just click the bag on the ground and the alphas are yours.
  2. Slink also has a set of free alphas out at their main store. Click the board that says “extra alpha layers”.

For the Ladies…

The free female body on offer is called “Movin’ On” and she is gorgeous. The ad below pictures what her head looks like up close. A truly beautiful avatar.

MOVINGon

In addition to giving out these wonderful bodies, there are more gifts under the Christmas tree at Altamura. The red BOM shirt I am wearing underneath my sweater and the sparkly heels are two of those free gifts. The heels are fitted for Altamura, Maitreya, and Slink bodies.

Goodies for the Guys!

I pulled in my friend Remus for the post today. Remus is sporting the Take My Way male avatar, which is also free. He is wearing 3 other free advent gifts from Altamura’s calendar, including the sweater and the scarf. The sweater is sized for Altamura bodies only and the scarf will fit any avatar. The jeans he is wearing are BOM/system pants which can be found for free in everyone’s library. Details are listed in the credits below.

TAKE MY WAY GIFT

Another awesome freebie that’s out for the guys at Altamura right now is the Akakor Mesh head. I am not sure how long this head will be available for free, so I wanted to mention it for all the guys out there. This head is BOM and Omega compatible and it can be worn with any other mesh body! Normally, Altamura heads go for 3-4, 000 L so this is a great deal! Snatch it up which you can, boys!

akakor-skin-gift-altamura

Free Unisex Hair!

Coming Soon to Fab Free

The last thing I wanted to mention is the gifts at the Firestorm Major Event. Remus is wearing the free unisex Jaime hairstyle by Firelight which is currently free to get at the event. This hair can be worn on a male or female avatar and it is completely free, no group join required. This freebie is out for a limited time, and there is also a free arctic ferret, and a free black panther you can grab at the event. I can not find when this event ends, but it will be very soon because this is a holiday-themed event. Go while you still can to get the gifts there.

I wanted to give special thanks to Orion Swansong and Ryan Schultz for helping me prepare for this post! These bodies were new to me and they helped me out greatly. You can read Ryan Schultz’s review of the Altamura advent gift bodies here.

Go snatch all these great gifts up before it’s too late!

xx

-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Body, Head, eyes, skin, and hair base– Altamura Movin’ On Fullbody Female BOM Avatar (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join)
Sweater & Pants– Ari-Pari Baby It’s Cold Sweatsuit (Exclusive at Winter Wonderland Market)
Shoes– Altamura Christmas Stilletos (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Hair– TRUTH Lela
Nails– SlackGirl Fly Bento Mesh Nails 

Remus is Wearing…

Body, Head, eyes, skin, and hair base–Altamura Take My Way Fullbody Male BOM Avatar (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Hair– Firelight Jaime Unisex Hair (Free at the Firestorm Major Event)
Sweater– Altamura Christmas Red Sweater- Altamura size (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Scarf– Altamura Coppola Scarf (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Pants– Male Student Jeans (Free in Second Life Library)
Boots–Altamura Christmas Red Boots 1 (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)

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Fabulous Finds 12.15.20 Edition

Voodoo - Peek-A-Boo Free Gift

Free Gift/No Group Join Required @ Voodoo

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Fabulous Finds 10.29.20 Edition

{Crucible} wound Pyro [Cubic Cherry] @ SLS halloween hunt

Free Gift on the Second Life Sydicate Halloween Hunt by Cubic Cherry

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Fab Free Designer Friday 2.0 – Ultra Vixen II

Hello again Fab Free’rs! Welcome back to the blog and to this long-overdue edition of Designer Friday 2.0. This week we are excited to share with you more more more from Ultra Vixen II. This quaint shop’s biggest attraction, if you ask me, is the full mesh bento avatar they offer. In addition to this fabulous avatar, they have clothing designed with this mesh avatar in mind. The clothing style is feminine, flirty, and designed to show your figure. Keep reading and I’ll spill all the tea about this mesh avatar, and all the fabulous freebies and finds you can get your mitts on at Ultra Vixen II.

Mesh Avatar at Ultra Vixen

Big news about the Ultra Vixen II mesh avatar! It’s now been updated with BOM compatibility. If you have already purchased a previous version of the Ultra Vixen II mesh avatar you can get a redelivery for free, or go see Heather (Ultra Vixen II’s owner/designer) while wearing your Ultra Vixen II mesh avatar for a free upgrade. Not only is this female avatar BOM-ready, she’s bento! So if you’re in the market for a mesh, bento, and bakes-on-mesh avatar, this might just be what you’ve been looking for!

Free Gifts 

Currently there are 3 store freebies at Ultra Vixen II. The way the gift vendors work at Ultra Vixen II is that you will be directed to a Marketplace link when you click on the vendor photo. Once you’ve opened the Marketplace link you’ll be able to purchase the gift for 0 linden. No group is needed to purchase these free gifts meant for the Ultra Vixen II avatar.

  • Gift 1 – Tube Dress Diana 691
  • Gift 2 – Halter Top Holly 784
  • Gift 3 – Glowing Pink Bikini & Shoes

Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift

Ultra Vixen II generously has out 2 gifts exclusively for Fabulously Free in SL group members. One is a cute mini dress, and the other is an equally pretty tube dress with a short version as well as a long version. Both dresses work with the Ultra Vixen II avatar. The Fab Free group is free to join.

Other Gifts and Finds

In addition to the store/Stay at Home gifts at Ultra Vixen II, and the 2 Fab Free group gifts, there is a free gift for the Mesh Body Friends group. It’s a printed version of the Donna mini pencil dress that’s sure to turn heads. The Mesh Body Friends group is free to join.

Mesh Body Friends Group Gift – Donna 303 Mini Pencil Dress – Group is Free to Join

Happy Weekend Fab Free!


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L’automne Fantastique

L'automne Fantastique

Not all things Halloween have to be creepy or spooky. Haunting can also describe something beautiful. I think this fairy-creature-like doll is both creepy and cute, duality at its finest.

Gifting us some whimsy for this mystical magical season, COCO has this delicate looking jointed bunny girl doll avatar as a free group gift. This bento mesh avatar comes in a complete head-to-toe form, including the dress and leg-wraps as one piece. The included hair is separate, and there is an example shape included as well. There’s also a “human” ears version of the doll included in the package. The COCO group is free to join making this strange and lovely gift an amazing freebie.

In addition to the avatar, I picked up the free group gift crown set at Birth. It was originally shown on the blog here. This gift comes in the static worn version shown, and a floating/spinning worn version as well. The Birth group is free to join also, so don’t hesitate to pick up this pretty accessory.

Lastly, the held pumpkin lantern is a Marketplace find by Bowtique. It has its own hold pose, and can be turned off or on by clicking it. You can get yours for just 25 linden on the Marketplace.

Credits:

  • Full Avatar (including shape,clothing,hair)COCO – GiftDoll – Full Avatar – Milk – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Crown – Birth – Royal Crown – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 
  • Lantern –  Bowtique – Jack-o-Lantern – 25L on the Marketplace
  • Rabbit – Samia – Mechul Rabbit *Part of the Mechul pose set
  • Pose – Sweet Sassy Poses – Ballerina *Past 35L Event Gift

Photo taken at All Hallows 2020 at Moochie

 


Grim

Grim

Holding his scythe, taking your life
The reaper is deciding your fate
Whether you live whether you die
Death will choose your last day
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
He’s watching you every move
No point to cry, No point to fight
He will come for you soon
Grim Reaper
The Grim Reaper
Grim Reaper
Is coming to take you tonight
-Grim Reaper: Demolition Train-

Beware… I’m always lurking in the shadows, waiting for it to be your time. When you die I’ll appear ready to reap your soul. Plucking it from the life you hold so dear. Tis the time to look for that perfect costume. Whether it be scary, crazy, fanciful, or cute. This Grim Reaper costume I’m wearing you can snatch up for free. It’s at this year’s Halloween Shop & Hop. ZED and Bella bring to you the full unisex costume, which includes everything to hide your regular Avatar. The fitted Skeleton, cloak skirt, cloak hood, eyes, Male/Female shape, bento wings with HUD, and the Scythe. Making for a rather impressive and sick looking costume. Head on over to the Halloween Shop & Hop and grab it before it ends on November first.

Blue is Wearing

Clothes
Full Costume – ZED & Bella Reaper Costume (Free Gift at Shop & Hop/No Group Join Required)

Accessories
Severed Head: Hogs And Cart Zombie Head
Fire: Twisted Hellfires
Pose: One Moon Scythe Pose Set: Scythe 4
Backdrop: Grim Death Co.  Skybox the Graves