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A Free, Full Bento Mesh Head from Genus Project!

Free Genus Strong Head

Hey Fab Free! I have the most exciting news to share with all of you! Genus Project is giving away a completely free Genus head! The head is a full bento, BOM head which is also compatible with Genus appliers and Omega appliers. I will be showing you how to get the head, some basics on how to get started and some free skins, makeup and eyes you can pair with the head successfully. For those of you who need a mesh head for the first time or wanted a Genus head, now is the time to jump at the opportunity!

How to get the Head

When I opened my SL notices this morning I was truly stunned and amazed that Genus Project has released a new free head as a gift. I ran to my computer and grabbed the head as soon as I could! It was super exciting and it made me happy. The head is a strand of Genus’ Strong Head type, so it is more mature looking.

Here are some easy steps on how to grab the head:

  1.  Join the Genus Project Free Group. Copy and paste this join group URI into your SL chat or nearby chat: secondlife:///app/group/b153906f-38dd-0dd6-d327-345bef9f446e/about
  2. Open up the Notices in the Group info tab
  3.  Scroll down to the notice called “Support from the Genus Project Team” and accept the attached object. The object is called “GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – Mocap”

You can also grab the head at the mainstore, although it will be packed and hard to get in. You can grab a free BOM activator HUD and some free skins at the store as well.

Skin Hunt at Insol

There is a Stay at Home/ Quarantine themed hunt going on at Insol right now, and they have some 1L Genus head appliers as some of the hunt prizes. I am wearing the Mila skin in the Milk skintone, one of the hunt prizes, and I also grabbed the free Insol body appliers while I was there. These hunt gifts will allow you to use appliers so you won’t even need to try BOM yet if you aren’t ready to. Each skin on the hunt is 1 L only, and the body appliers are free. The body appliers aren’t hunt items; just click the free body appliers near the entrance of the store.

Need some makeup for your new head?

I also added some Genus makeup onto the Strong head. I selected some basic ones that are good to start out with on the Marketplace. This everyday lip balm pack from Ottilie is currently on promotion for 1L, which includes genus appliers, BOM and other head appliers. I also found an  eyeshadow from Pout! which is available as a gift in their marketplace store called Vibez Eyshadow which is 1 L only as well.  These shadows come in some basic colours to start you out. To top it off, I purchased a pair of eyes from Myria for 1 L which contain Genus applier eyes in blue, green and brown.

Now we’re all set! I used my own custom shape, but there are also shapes for the head available for free at Jinx/Kumio’s mainstore and on the marketplace.

Have fun playing with your new free Genus head, Fab Free!

xx

-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Body

Hair – TRUTH Joy
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya
Mesh Head – Genus Project Strong Head Gift (Group Gift/ Free Group)
Head Applier- Insol Mila Milk Genus Head Applier (1 L/ Hunt Prize)
Body Applier-Insol Milk Body Applier (Free Gift)
Lipstick Applier- Ottilie Daily Lipbalm Pack (10 tones) (1L/ Marketplace Sale)
Eyeshadow Applier- POUT! Vibez Eyeshadow (1L/ Marketplace)
Eyes– Myria
(1L/ Marketplace)
Nails – Belleza Freya
Photo Location– Petite Mort & Oubliette- Witchwood

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A Massive Discount on a Mesh Head!

GenesisLab Group support <3I’ve got a hot tip for you, Fab Free readers!  Our friends in the Fab Free group were chattering about this nugget (and a massive thank you to Orion for sending me all the details): Genesis Lab are feeling extra sweet today and have discounted their Eva 3.8 head by 99% for group members.  That’s huge!  That means that if you join their group for 99L, you can get a new head for just 20L!

Ooh I won’t talk anymore dolls, just go for it!

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You Know Everything


You Know Everything

Hello Fab Free’rs, this post is going to be a little bit different in that it’s all about the new male head gift at Akeruka, and a new group gift couples pose at WRONG rather than ladies fashion. Thankfully I have this handsome gentleman of mine here to help. The Akeruka head wouldn’t look even half as good on me as it does on him! Keep reading, and I’ll share more about each of these fantastic group gifts.

That face! The Akeruka Clay head is the latest group gift for Akeruka group members. This male head is a full Akeruka Deluxe mesh bento head complete with animations. Also included with this gift is the Akeruka skin in multiple tones with facial hair options, and body appliers for Slink (Omega), Signature (Omega), and Belleza bodies. The Akeruka group has a one time join fee of 150 linden. To get yours you will need to wear your Akeruka group tag, and pay the gift vendor 1 linden. This gift will be available until July 6th. After July 6th, the Clay head will be for sale at the regular price.

The pose Blue so patiently sat in with me while I took this photo is a free group gift at WRONG. There are actually several group gifts at WRONG, and the store group is free to join. I like the potential narrative this pose lends itself to. The pose is named “You Know Everything” which I also liked. It’s true, Blue pretty much knows everything. This free group gift at WRONG includes individual his and hers poses, along with a cool modern chair to pose in. I’ll include a copy of the vendor ad for this pose by WRONG below so you can get the full effect.

WRONG. You know everything

Here are the details, happy shopping!

Blue is wearing:

  • Head w/Hairbase – Akeruka – AK Deluxe – Mesh Head Clay Bento – 1L Group Gift/Group is 150L to Join
    Skin – Akeruka – Tone 3 (Included with the group gift Clay Head)
    Eyes – [GA.EG] – Ultimate Eyes Sharp
    Shirt – Volver – James Shirt – Free Gift @Man Cave *Until July 11th

Pru is wearing:

Pose w/Chair – WRONG – You know everything – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Plant – Petite Mort– Summer Gazebo Potted Plant -50L/play *Originally Shown Here
Photo taken at a private location.


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1L Mesh Bento Head by Akeruka for group members!

[AK] Cleo Deluxe Bento Head @ Annyversary Gift! Hey there Fabulouses!  Just a heads up (pun intented) on an almost free mesh bento head!  I didn’t try it out as I’m not in the Akeruka group so the photo included here is the vendor ad by the store, but for anyone thinking about a mesh head…  for 1L + the 150L inworld group join fee, this is a steal.  It’s quite pretty too!!  ENJOY!!

ETA: Additional info via BethanyJanet (Thanks!) – Cleo is a group gift until June 20, 2019 and then will be available for sale at regular Akeruka price of 4999L.

Akeruka Cleo Bento Head (1L / 150L to join)

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Surf’s Up!

Surfs Up

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I have quite a gift to share with you today – it’s a free Bento mesh head.  Yup, you read that right – freeAkeruka Creations is offering the Leon Bento mesh head to members of the AK Heads, News & Support group as a gift.  This head comes with all the bells and whistles:  a shape for your body, mesh eyes, animations HUD, piercings, teeth, gestures, and even a body skin applier for Belleza, Signature and Slink mesh bodies.  The body applier has ten skin tones, and makes it a snap to match up Leon with your pre-existing mesh body.  The Leon shape is completely editable, so I was able to adjust the sliders to get the look I wanted.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you do need to be a group member (joining costs 150L), but monthly gifts are offered, and even if you were just to get Leon alone, 150L for a Bento Mesh head is an amazing deal!  I’m not sure how long this offer will be available, so I’d recommend teleporting over to Akeruka Creations soon if you are in the market for a new mesh head.

The Surfer’s Life

Well, I’m gonna grab my board and catch a few waves while the surf is strong.  Good thing I have my new Surf’s Up Wetsuit in Sear from RIOT.  I picked it up over at The Arcade for just 50L.  The machine is packed with beachwear, swim trunks, wet t-shirts, six different surf boards, and some ice cream sandwiches to enjoy after a long day of shooting the curl.  Ladies, there are wetsuits and shirts for you to win, too.  Before you pay to play, you will need to select whether you would like Maitreya, Belleza Freya, Slink Hourglass, Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, or Slink Male.  I was wishing to score the wet t shirt, which would have been great for showing off my abs, but sigh……. Anyway, I’m off!  Hopefully I won’t have too many wipe outs.  Wish me luck!

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Akeruka Creations Leon Bento Mead (free gift for members of AK Heads News & Support Group – 0L/150L to join)
Head/Body Applier and Eyes are included with head
Hair:  Vango Alex
Outfit:  RIOT Surf’s Up Wetsuit in Sear (available at The Arcade – 50L per play)
Pose:  Luane’s World
Sim:  Surf Cove at Playa Perdita
Song:  Wipe Out by the Beach Boys

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Catch a Wave With Me

Beach Day

Hello there, Fabulous Readers.  Come on down to Basil Bay, and join me for a beach party!  The sun is shining, the sand is warm beneath my feet, and the inviting water is there to cool us off.  I brought plenty of food, a cooler full of beverages, and of course, a container full of Ripley Snacks.  (The pupster is hoping you’ll bring along some canine pals, too.)  The more, the merrier!  Now, that’s the way to spend a Saturday!

But First, a Bit of Shopping

Before you pack your sunscreen and towel, I have a couple of budget friendly finds to share with you that are perfect for a day at the beach.  Since showing a bit of skin is part of the package, I decided to add some new body art that I picked up at the Jersey Shore for just 10L.  The Troy Lite Tattoo covers both my arms with intricate designs.  I really like the diamonds at the edge of my wrists.  You can pick up a copy for yourself at Addicted to Ink’s stall over at the Jersey Shore.  The package includes appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Signature, and Slink, and is specially priced at the event for only 10L.

Looking for a Terrific Tank?

I wanted everyone to be able to see my new tats, so a tank top was the way to go for the day.  Luckily, I discovered a specially priced one at Redangel Designs.  Right now, the shop is offering the Arnold Tank at a reduced price specifically for members of the Redangel Designs group.  Normally sold for 499 Linden dollars, for a limited amount of time, members can purchase this top for just 50 Linden dollars.  The package includes fits for classic and mesh bodies, as well as a texture change HUD with 8 color options.  That’s kind of like getting eight tops for just 50L.  Count me in!  Joining the group will set you back 25L, but that opens up six lucky chairs, a midnight madness board and a gift board which are exclusively set up for group members.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Those Eyes

Take in All the Sights

Of course, ya gotta be able to enjoy the panoramic vistas of the beach, and what better way to do so than through a new pair of peepers?  The other day, Kat shared a cute crop top in honor of Pride Month, but for me, I’m gonna show my support every day, ALL month long with my new Pride Eyes that I picked up as a free group gift over at the Madame Noir Store.  With both mesh and applier versions for Catwa and Lelutka mesh heads, these eyes are quite versatile.  Using the included HUD, you can select either large or small irises.  To grab a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the Madame Noir Store group, but it’s completely free to join.  I don’t know how long these will be available, but if you are looking for some vibrant and colorful eyes to sport, I’d recommend a trip over to the Madame Noir Store.

So, what time can I plan for your arrival?  I’ll be here all day, just taking in the rays, grilling some burgers, and looking forward to catching a wave or two.  I hope you come on down!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Exile Boy Next Door
Eyes:  Madame Noir Pride Eyes (free gift for members of the Madame Noir Store Group – 0L/0L to join)
Tattoo:  Addicted to Ink Troy Lite Tattoo (10L at the Jersey Shore Event)
Top:  Redangel Designs Arnold Tank (Special offer – 50L for members of Redangel Designs Group [normal price – 499L] – 50L/25L to join)
Shorts:  Belleza Jake Shorts Maroon (included with Belleza Jake mesh body)
Pose:  Indigo Poses
Sim:  Basil Bay
Song:  Catch a Wave by the Beach Boys

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Not A Moment Too Soon

Not A Moment Too Soon

You guys, I am so so so excited right now! Akeruka is giving away a complete bento mesh head to their group members as an Anniversary gift! Yeah, for real. It’s so pretty, I’m in love. There is a 150L fee to to join the group. But surely I don’t need to tell you how much bento heads cost and how amazing of a deal this is. In addition to the head we’re talking eyes in various colors/styles, body and head appliers in like 10 different tones, an animations HUD, eyebrow color options, makeup options, teeth…I could go on and on. But I won’t because…

Now The Bad News

Don’t worry, it’s not really super bad… It’s just that this offer is a bit time sensitive. The gift will only be available until June 15th. And it probably goes without saying that the sim is a bit hard to get into. See? That’s not so bad. Here’s your landmark to Akeruka – keep it handy and give it a try every now and then. I’m sure you’ll get lucky like I did!

 

Allison is wearing…

Mesh Head, Body Applier, Head Applier, Eyes: AK Deluxe Maia (free group gift / 0L / 150L to join)

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: MINA Fiona
Shirt: Ascend Emma Top
Pose: EmmePose


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The Light In Your Eyes

My Eyes Adore You

Hey there, Fab Free!  Happy Saturday to you and Happy Victoria Day holiday weekend for our Canadian and Scottish readers!  We have a three day weekend coming up in the US, and to me, it always signals that summer is just around the corner.  I hope wherever you are, you enjoy your weekend.  I have two free gifts to share with you (one is unisex, so keep reading, ladies).  Now there’s a budget friendly way to start summer!

My Eyes Adore You

They say eyes are the window to the soul. I’m not sure if that’s true, but I do know they are the first things I notice when I meet someone new.  I’m stuck with the same old color eyes in RL, but in SL, I can change the hue up whenever I like.  Today, I am sporting May Eyes from Amias, but ladies this gift isn’t just for the menfolk.  These appliers are for the Catwa and Lelutka mesh heads, and feature five colors to choose from.  I selected the hazel option, which features a pale green shade accented with brown radiating from the center, but I think the blue is really attractive as well.  I really like the way the designer included a pop of white color as a reflection in the left portion of the iris.  To pick these peepers up for yourself, simply teleport over to the store, activate the Amias group tag and tap the vendor.  Since there is no join fee, you can add the gift to your inventory completely for free.

Stripes

Sometimes You Just Get Lucky

While shopping at the Trashed Mainstore, I decided to check out the Midnight Mania and Lucky Boards.  I’m glad I did, because as soon as I arrived, I spotted an “S” appear, and picked up the Blurred Lines shirt, completely for free.  The prizes vary each round, so you might have to wait awhile.  Now, if you don’t see your magic letter pop up on the Lucky Board, or the Blurred Lines picture isn’t on display, don’t despair because you can still get this shirt for free as a gift for members of the Teleport Hub group.  If you’re not already a member, there is a 10L join fee, but there are Teleport Hub group gifts all around the grid, so joining is well worth the price.  This polo style shirt features a turned down collar, shorts sleeves, and  a bold red, white and gray stripe pattern splashed across a black background.  The gift package includes classic as well as mesh body versions.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

I’m off to see what other fabulous finds for guys I can discover.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Hair:  Vango Alex

Eyes:  Amias (free gift for members of the Amias group – 0L/0L to join)

Shirt:  Trashed Blurred Lines Tee (free Lucky Board prize – 0L no group required OR free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L join fee)

Jeans:  Belleza Shea Jeans

Pose:  Indigo Poses

Sim:  Cranium Bay

Song:  In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel

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Ho Ho Ho… Go BENTO (for 40L or Less!)

Ho Ho Ho... Go BENTO (for 40L or Less!)

Ladies, have you been wanting to “go BENTO,” but haven’t had enough Lindens to spare? Well, now you can do it for the price of FREE! That’s right: a complete BENTO-enabled avatar that’s absolutely FREE. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. 😀

Meet Jenny

There are some truly amazing gifts to be found on the Women Only Hunt 4 (WOH4) trail, and this one is no exception. Altamura Design has set out a complete Bento-enabled avatar as their gift.

Jenny includes a body with Bento-enabled hands and head, as well as the following features:

  • 1 skin tone with eyebrows
  • 3 alpha sections (macro, mid, micro) with many cuts
  • 3 shapes of feet: flat, medium, high
  • Eyelashes
  • Hairbase
  • “BLABLA” Bento gesture to talk

A few more things to note about this body/head:

  • Jenny is NOT Omega compatible. You cannot use Omega System skins, nails, tattoos, etc., from other designers.
  • If you want to wear a different head (as I’m doing above), you can. Simply alpha out the Jenny head with the included HUD and add the new head.
  • The mid and high feet are smaller than other mesh body feet. However, I found that many shoes sized for Belleza feet seem to fit reasonably well. The flat feet can be resized using the sliders in your appearance editor.
  • The head does not come with eyes (or if it does, I could not find them). You will need to wear a third-party mesh or system eyes.
  • An AO that cycles Bento hand motions is included, but a static hand poser is not. You can pose Jenny’s hands using a third-party Bento pose or HUD.
  • The Altamura website hints that people who have this gift will be receiving a “great surprise.” I have no idea what that means, but an announcement will be made soon in their in-world group. 🙂

To get this gift, all you have to do is find the WOH4 snowflake in the Altamura mainstore. There are quite a few very obvious decoys, but you should have no problem finding the real snowflake.

Reindeer Antlers and Santa Kittehs

I dressed Jenny up in the Peace on Earth Hunt 10 (POE10) gift from Prism Designs. Staci Holiday Cats includes a blouse, leggings, and the two cute kitties you see playing behind me (above).

Mesh sizes for the blouse and leggings include Fitmesh XS-XL with alpha layers, Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink.

UPDATE: There are TWO gifts for the POE Hunt at the Prism Designs store. The gift I’m showing here is by Jezzixa Cazalet. The other gift by Journey can be seen in this post HERE by Astrid. Slightly confusing, but who doesn’t love a twofer? 🙂

Accessories:

  • The Reindeer Headband by Wasabi, Bow Bangle bracelet by BREATHE, and my pose by An Lar Poses are all gifts to be found at The Chapter Four. You will need to join The Chapter Four in-world group to grab these (and many more!) gifts.
  • My black pearl Sea Star Earrings are the Day #2 Advent gift for Chop Zuey Couture group members. A matching choker is included. Please note that there are THREE Advent calendars at Chop Zuey: two for members of the in-world group (one calendar for men and one for women), and a third calendar for everyone (both members and non-members). The gift I’m showing today is from the members’ calendar.

Ho Ho Ho... Go BENTO (for 40L or Less!)

3 Heads are Better Than One

If you don’t like the head that comes with Jenny, here are 2 other inexpensive options for you:

  1. Join the Altamura in-world group (40L to join). Then head over to eBento and pick up the Giselle Bento head gift at the Altamura booth. I’m wearing Giselle in photos #1 and #2 above; #1 is with a custom shape I made while playing around with the sliders, and #2 is the shape that comes in the folder. The included shape is actually quite nice, if you don’t feel like making your own.
  2. While you’re at The Chapter Four scooping up all the gifts, be sure to grab the gift from Altamura. Maya (#4 above) is a traditional mesh head that is NOT Bento-enabled. I’m including it here for those of you who want an inexpensive mesh head but are not yet ready to leap into the world of Bento.

More Gifts at Altamura

After joining the Altamura group, be sure to pick up the group gift (piercing) sitting behind the counter across from the Christmas tree. Older gifts are still available on the wall behind the tree.

Also, Altamura has a group-only Advent calendar in the store. All the past days’ gifts are still available, so be sure to pick them all up!

Finally, Altamura is celebrating the first anniversary of their mainstore with a BIG SALE. Group members can save up to 80% on featured products through the 20th of December.

Whew – enjoy! 🙂

*~*~*~*

Serena is wearing…

Head #1 & 2: Altamura Giselle (group gift @ eBENTO / 40L to join)
Head #3 & Body: Altamura Jenny (WOH4 / 0L)
Head #4: Altamura Maya (TCF group gift / 10L to join)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Storm
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Montana
Headband: Wasabi Reindeer Headband (TCF group gift / 10L to join)
Earrings: Chop Zuey Couture Sea Star Black Pearl Earrings (group advent day #2 / 350L to join)
Piercing: Altamura Poleis (group gift / 40L to join)
Bracelet: BREATHE Bow Bangle Red Lips (TCF group gift / 10L to join)
Blouse, Leggings, Kitties: Prism Designs Staci Holiday Cats by Jezzixa (POE10 / 0L)
Shoes: Glamistry Begonia Heels
Pose #1: An Lar Poses The Frost Mini Series (TCF group gift / 10L to join)
Pose #2 by Izzie’s
Photographed at Luane’s Winter World Romantic Sim

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