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Smiley faces all around

Smiley faces all around

Hello there to all you Fabulously Free readers! I’m Sheidey (but please just call me Edi) and I enjoy mulling over hunt hints, slapping midnight mania boards and long walks on the beach especially if they lead to a Kraken-themed unlucky dip. Truth be told, I hemmed and hawed a little over what to feature on my first post of this wonderful blog. Wings? No. Dress and boots combination? Maybe for later. Broken unicycle? Wait. How did that get into my inventory?

Mysteries aside, I finally settled on the hunt that’s running concurrently with the Fluffy and Fierce event. If the ‘cute with an edge’ look is right up your alley then hop on down to the event and pick up the hunt hint notecards from some of the participating merchants. The hunt item is hidden in their respective main stores so while you’re hunting you can get distracted by all sorts of lucky letters, group gifts, weasels, etc etc…It’s so much fun!

The outfit pictured is the Bring It On batwing set from Blasphemic that comes in five mesh sweater sizes and system layer ripped leggings with an Omega applier as well as appliers specific to popular mesh bodies. It also includes a studded belt that comes with a resizer hud. I love the laid back look and feel of the outfit and paired it up with a pair of boots that I got off the Midnight Mania board at Psychotic Neko. I do believe that it’s the first set of boots in my Second Life closet to have claws. Definitely made for walking.

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To tie the whole look together, I’m wearing the Cella hair from Damselfly that you can get for free at the Crossroads event and the new group gift from WoW Skins called Angy. The simple hairstyle and fresh-faced skin just adds to the casual factor of the whole outfit. It was a lot of fun putting this look together and I hope you had fun reading my first post just as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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On Sheidey…

Skin- WoW Skins Angy (free group gift/ 0L/ 400L to join)
Hair – Damselfly Cella (0L @ The Crossroads Event)
Outfit – Blasphemic Bring It On Batwing Sweater Set (Fluffy and Fierce Hunt Prize/0L)
Boots – Psychotic Neko Digi Boots (Midnight Mania prize/no group join needed/0L)
Pose – An Lar The Glory Series (0L/Marketplace)

Sim – Private location

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Getting Closer

*waves* Heyya, FabFree!

Getting Closer

Oh, Entice…. you never fail to have something I can’t live without. And today is no different. I popped over to the Entice mainstore  today and between the group gifts and the lucky boards AND the Midnight Manias, I was nearly overwhelmed with cool stuff. But I had to pick one to show off and this is it. This is the ‘Close’ casual top and pants set and it’s one of the free group gifts currently available. ‘Close’ comes in the standard mesh sizes XXS-L as well as fitmesh XXS-L and there are appliers for SLink, Maitreya and Belleza.  There are three alphas included too: one for each piece and one for the entire outfit.  AND the top has a HUD with a choice of three Fall fabulous colors! Whew… that’s a great new addition to the wardrobe without breaking the bank at all. As with all gifts and group promotions, ‘Close’ may not be available long so hurry over to Entice and check it out. One quick note: the gift board does require you to “pay” 1L to receive the gift but it immediately pays you right back.

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
HandsSlink mesh Casual Hands  + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
HairBlues – Bonao
Shoes – Lindy Modern and retro Shoes – Waya

Top + Pants – Entice – Close – (FREE/0L/Group Gift) – group is free to join

 

Location – Blithe

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So Sweet

Hello, hello FabFree!

So Sweet

I’m back from a nice little real world break and I’m ready to jump back into the Grid and all it’s glory!  I’m starting this weekend off with an old favorite: Sweet Tea Couture. This designer is one of the most generous on the grid with an entire vendor board full of past and current gifts for the VIPs. I went back and picked up a couple of things I missed earlier and had to show them off.  This is the Ayden denim skirt and the matching denim top. Both pieces are separates and come with their own alphas as well as appliers for Maitreya, SLink, Belleza and the Mesh project. The standard mesh sizes are XS – XL. As with everything I’ve got from STC, these pieces are spot on perfect builds and the details are wonderful.

While you’re at Sweet Tea Couture, check out the numerous sales and Mini Mania boards. Plus, STC is developing a men’s line called “Buckhead” and it has some really nice pieces to start out the line.

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet– Slink mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hairelua – Misty
Shoes Vicarious Youth – FlipFlops

Top + Skirt – Sweet Tea Couture(FREE/0L/Past Group Gifts still available) Group is 100L to join

 

Location – West of the Rain

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Garden Essentials

Garden Essentials

Glitterati‘s July gift is out and the store is generous with gifts. The join fee is 100L but that gives you access to the gorgeous current gift you see in the picture above plus all the past gifts (over 80 dresses) which you can pick up in a box nearby. This dress comes in all the standard sizes plus busty sizes, as well as Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and fitmesh standards. You’re bound to find your fit. It’s perfect for a summery get away.

Have you stopped by the Hair Fair yet? Vendors are donating a portion of the profits to a good cause – Wigs for Kids – so its a good reason to spend some linden PLUS! many of the booths are giving beautiful gifts… like this gorgeous pony tail from Besom. This lovely mesh hair comes in essential colors and complimented my summery style rather nicely and was FREE no group required. Just stop by the booth and pick it up!

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I decided I wanted some jewelry to add to my look, and found some pretty FREE items at Candy Crunchers that I really love. This is the Carissa Septum piercing and the Drop necklace. Either/or are yours FREE if you slap their respective Midnight Mania boards and they lockdown. Both boards lock down at just 50 slaps so get there early. There was also a board for some pretty rings too!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Besom – Neptune – Essentials (FREE to all Gift @ the Hair Fair)
Septum Piercing – Candy Crunchers – Carissa Septum (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/Board Locks at 50 Slaps, No Group Required)
Necklace – Candy Crunchers – Drop Necklace (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/Board Locks at 50 Slaps, No Group Required)
Dress – Glitterati – Group Gift – July 2016 (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Precious Mules in Cyan

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – Two Moon Gardens

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The Lady in Red

Lady in Red

There’s a fresh FREE lucky board at Entice (no group required) that is just yummy! This Rain Over Me in Gradient dress (with a 3 color hud for red, blue, or purple as your color choices) is yours with a bit of luck if your letter comes up. Don’t fret though… it’s right next to several other lucky letter boards, a FREE Group Midnight Mania board, a no group required FREE midnight Mania board, and other group gifts … all FREE. So you’re bound to find things to keep you busy while you wait for your letter!

This dress in standard fitmesh sizes as well as Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink fits, and includes an alpha layer for standard mesh bodies as well. You’re bound to find your fit!

The Moda board locked down the other day too, delivering me a pair of Cayla Wedges in red… woot! These matched my new Entice dress in its red color so well, that I couldn’t help remind you of this awesome FREE Midnight mania board. It locks down at 400 slaps and the pair of shoes changes out daily… so it’s worth smacking to lock down… just go slap it!

** Quick note to clarify: Since my Moda shoes are from a couple of days ago, today’s style and color will be different. As I explained in the paragraph above, the style and/or color available changes daily! This is just a reminder of this great free offer🙂

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Lipstick – [Avenge] – Lovely Gloss applier for Catwa – red
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Truth – Angie
Dress – Entice – Rain Over Me – Gradient (FREE Lucky Letter Board/0L/No Group Required)
Shoes – [MODA] – Cayla Wedge Platforms & Hud – Red (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/No Group Required)

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – Bella Bistro – Romantic Restaurant since 2009

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Not a Wall Flower

Not a Wall Flower

Call me old school if you will, but Casablanca is one of my favorite movies… right up there with Citizen Kane. So when I realized there was a Casablanca remake Sim in Second Life I knew I wanted to check it out. Loki got there before me, but my turn has long been overdue… I just hadn’t found the right outfit… until now.

The Moda Midnight Mania board locked down again yesterday, giving me another set of great FREE shoes for my slink feet. These heels are stunning and come in white with a hud to change the metal on the underside (gold, silver, or bronze). If you missed them when they locked down yesterday, they are there also again today, only in a slightly modified version… so they are worth locking down again today if you picked them up yesterday. I’ve heard a few people say they had some delivery issues. Not to worry, just hit the redelivery terminal and they will be sent to you!

And then I realized that I’d missed the June group gift for TBO The Beautiful Ones! But luckily it is still out! This Venus Dress in Turquoise is still out, though I’m not sure for how long. It comes in all your standard fitmesh sizes and also supports all the major mesh body types like Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza. It has a beautiful front, and equally dramatic back (with a plunging back… phew… sexy) and fits like a dream.

There are several ways you can pick up this stunner. If you are a group member (the group membership is 25L) the dress is yours FREE, just pay the terminal 1L and your 1L is immediately refunded and the dress is delivered to you. You can also opt to pay the special price of just 10L if you don’t have any group space, or wish to opt out of joining the group. OR if you are already a subscriber, you can click the subscriber and the dress will be delivered to you completely FREE, no group required. Note: this does not work for new subscriber members, you must have been a past subscriber, so this is a good reason to subscribe and stay a subscriber!

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Though I admit that Casablanca the movie was in black and white… I always imagine it being a colorful world. When I saw this FREE group gift flower headpiece by Finesmith (the group is FREE to join), I knew I had to add it to my look… it just had the right feel to finish off what I wanted to feel (yes lots of feels in there right?). Because of course at Casablanca there can never really be any wall flowers… not really… or if they are, they are wall flowers in disguise, pretending to be wall flowers when they are really not. Or that’s somehow the way I imagine that world. “Play it again, Sam!”

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body and Hands – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Estelle
Headpiece – Finesmith – I Want to Name it Bob (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – .:TBO:. The Beautiful Ones – Venus Dress Turquoise (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 25L to Join — OR — Pay 10L — OR If you are already a subscriber (not a new one) you can get the dress FREE by clicking the subscriber and it will be delivered to you)
Shoes – [MODA] – Deshi Fan Platform Heels & Hud – White (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/No Group Required)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Casablanca in Second Life

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In the Mood for Moda

In the Mood for Moda

The weather is warm, but the gifts are fabulous! Stop by NYU to pick up this gorgeous FREE SL Frees & Offers Group gift dress and get it while its hot! I admit, the back of this dress is my favorite part, which is why I’m showing it off to you! It has these great cut outs that are super cute!

This dress comes in all the standard mesh sizes, as well as Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique fits. You’ll also get a nicely done alpha layer for standard bodies.

I also wanted to show you another great FREEBIE I’ve run across. I am loving Moda shoes. The group fee ended up being a bit more than I could personally afford (though if you can afford it, there are several group gifts out for your 1,000L group join) but I found that there was a daily Midnight Mania board that locks down at 400 slaps, and no group is required.

Now the thing is, the prize seems to change daily! So this is both is great because you literally can fill your shoe inventory… but I couldn’t show you the prize on the board today. This is the prize I picked up the other day. But you can definitely see the quality. The shoes fit Slink feet. So you can see why I love going over to Moda and slapping this FREE, no group required, Midnight Mania board for shoes!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body and Hands – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Brielle
Dress – NYU – Cut-Out Back Mini-Dress, Floral (FREE SLF&O Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – [MODA] – Cayla Wedge Platforms & Hud – White (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/No Group Required)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – MODA

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Dandy

Heyya FabFree-ers!

Dandy

I guess I wasn’t quite ready to give up my 4th of July holiday spirit just yet. Especially when I saw the current group gift from Entice.  This is the ‘Yankee Doodle’ tank and shorts set. The set can be worn separately and each piece is controlled by a HUD so you can choose from three colors/patterns. And talk about sizing… each piece comes in the standard Mesh sizes XXS-L, FitMesh sizes XXS-L, Maitreya, SLink and Belleza! There are separate alpha layers for the tank, the shorts and an ‘all in one’ alpha too.

The Entice group is free to join and when you do, you get access to group only Midnight Mania and other fun stuff. Don’t miss the group and non-group Midnight Mania boards, RezDay gifts and the Lucky letter boards while you’re there!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet + Nails– Slink mesh Casual Hands +Flat feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hair pr!tty – Jeanie

 

Tank + Shorts – Entice – Yankee Doodle – (FREE/0L/Group Gift) – group is free to join

 

 

 

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Betty Boop… eat your heart out!

Betty Boop Eat Your Heart Out

I’ve a quicky but goodie for you today! Check out this Betty Dress by Kreepshow Kouture! It’s completely FREE and you don’t need a group. Just slap the Midnight Mania board (it locks down at 50 slaps) and it’s yours to take home for the wearing! Do hurry as these boards seem to change out the outfits frequently!

The dress comes in all the standard fitmesh sizes as well as Maitreya, Belleza and Slink. You also get a pair of panties and a set of sexy black stockings! The panties and stockings come in both system layers as well as an Omega Applier Hud.

Betty Boop… eat your heart out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body and Hands – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Fiona
Dress – Kreepshow Kouture – Betty Dress (FREE Midnight Madness Board/0L/No Group Needed)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Precious Mules in White

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – *Y’s House* Chirihama Cafe

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Real Men Wear Pink

Real Men Wear Pink

I decided real men wear pink… or at least tie dye. Or Astrid told me so and I ended up in both somehow. Either way, this applier shirt which is pretty fabulous was FREE, courtesy of Corrupted Designs, and it won’t even cost you a group space. All you need to do is slap the Midnight Mania board. It locks down at only 25 slaps, so hurry if you want this shirt. The gift includes both slink and omega appliers (there are no system layers, sorry fellas), and as far as I can tell would work as a unisex top, but is really geared more toward the male audience.

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My bracelet is a FREE to all gift I picked up at Glint Jewelry. This one *is* unisex as there is both a male and female bracelet in the box. No group is needed, just buy the gift for 0L at the main-store. It is being given in remembrance of the victims and survivors at Orlando.

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Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – *Dura* – SL13B Shopping Event Gift @TMD@ with Milky Platinum Hairbase (FREE SLB13 Gift @ The Men’s Department) Today, June 30th is the LAST day to pick up this gift!
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Bracelet – Glint – Orlando Pride Bracelet (FREE to all Gift/0L)
Shirt – Corrupted Designs – Red Sun Applier Shirt (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/No Group Required)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut

Pose by ~Reel Poses

Sim Location – Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe & Forest

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