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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!

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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


Legacy Mesh Body Daily Giveaway!

Hi there Fab Free, this is just a little announcement that just had to be shared with you, our fabulous readers. From now through July 4th MeshBody will be giving away a free Legacy male or female mesh body to 1 lucky winner per day in celebration of Second Life’s 17th Birthday. 

The following was copied directly from the contest entry site:

You may enter the drawing daily for a chance to win! Only one entry per day is allowed. Multiple entries per day will automatically disqualify your entry. Daily entries reset at 12:00.01 AM SLT.

Winners are announced daily through Instagram stories starting June 20th – July 5th.

Here is where to Enter: https://www.meshbody.com/

Good Luck Fab Free!

**A little disclaimer, Fab Free is in no way associated with this giveaway. This post is announcement only intended to share information. Any questions about the contest should be directed to The Mesh Project.**


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Look at that Bod

Look at that Bod

Aline told you a bit about the female body.  Here’s the free Classic Mesh male Body, at The Shops. It wasn’t free for me unfortunately I had to pay one Linden to get it delivered and I didn’t get a refund of my Linden. Maybe it’s a glitch, or perhaps men have to pay a Linden for it. I don’t know. Just so your aware you’ll need $1 Linden to get it.  It’s a nice looking body, has a lot of different skin shades in the HUD. I picked one out to wear and was able to nearly match my Catwa head to the body shade.

BOM

It is also Baked On Mesh compatible. If you’re going to wear old system skins, your finger nails and toenails will not match you with the skins. I also tried my Stray Dog Belleza Jake BOM skin on it. The only problem I had was the toe nails not matching up. If you wear shoes then you’re good to go.  Have fun mixing and matching the BOM skins you have and see if they’ll work. Otherwise go digging around in your inventory for old TMP skins and put them to use.

Styling

This body can be used with TMP clothes if you have any in your inventory. From what I hear, even the new Legacy clothes will fit. Which is great news for us gents, because some designers only put out clothes for Legacy at times. Otherwise, you can put the Alpha cuts to use, via the HUD, and make the clothes fit. It’ll take you some time to get it, since the Sim is full.

Waiting

It took me over 3 hours before I was able to get into The Shops to get this body. Right now we all have an abundance of time. So don’t be disheartened, keep on trying, and be patient because this body is well worth the wait if you’re just starting out here in Second Life or you’ve been here awhile and are looking for a change. You can’t beat the price, that’s for sure. In order to get this body you’ll need to:

1. Join the The Shops! group. Copying and pasting this into local chat: secondlife:///app/group/62324162-b5a6-3521-5c5e-f44fae20c4a2/about

2. TP to The Shops mainstore,which will take some time. Once there click on “get started” accept the experience (it’ll show up on the top right of your screen)

3. It will take you to an area where you can choose Male or Female, click on the body you want

4. When you land at the next spot, you’ll see “Classic Gift Edition”, pay $1 Linden and it’ll be delivered to you.

Blue is Wearing

Body

Head – Catwa Dude
Body – MeshBody Classic Mesh Body (1L Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Eyes – Madame Noir Paradise Eyes
Head Applier – Clef de Peau T4 in the Catwa Head HUD
Skin Applier – Classic Mesh Body HUD – 5 pass the hairy versions then first row down to #4
Hair – Sintiklia Stephan

Clothes

Briefs – JZ for Men Boxers Red (TMP)