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Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee and Gossip

I needed a little “caffeine therapy” on this rainy (in RL) Monday morning, and I managed to grab Sheidey¬†to join me for some lattes and girl talk. I was so happy to see that spring had sprung at of my favorite SL spots, the Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe.

After gossiping about which hunts had the best gifts, and whether we thought Carson looked better in his Signature or Adam body, I had the nifty idea of snapping a selfie to share on IG. This must have been the laggiest day in SL EVER because what I thought would be a quick pic wound up taking about 20 minutes. Poor Sheidey was so sweet and patient while I fiddled with my slow-moving graphics settings, eventually taking about 3 photos before I crashed and gave up. But I definitely think this one is a keeper! ūüėÄ

Make Mine a Venti

Sheidey and I had plenty of Lindens to spend on large, expensive coffee drinks because we had saved so much on our fabulously free outfits! We’re both wearing the latest group gifts from Hilly Haalan: Sheidey in the red Evelyn Dress, and me in the pink¬†Almila Belted Dress. Both dresses include matching shoes.

Sizes for the Almila Belted Dress include:

  • Fitmesh for Classic Avatars
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Shoes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink feet

Sizes for the Evelyn Dress include:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L with alpha layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • The Mesh Project (TMP)
  • Shoes for Maitreya, Slink, and TMP feet

The Hilly Haalan group is free to join. You can find these dresses in the group notices and at the in-world store (along with LOTS of other gifts). ūüôā

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Serena is wearing (left)…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Modish Leta (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Juicy Drop BENTO Applier (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Char (group gift / originally blogged by Love)
Necklaces: Maxi Gossamer Color Mixing Pearl Necklaces
Manicure: Hello Dave Lunachick (group gift / 59L to join)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress/Shoes: Hilly Haalan Almila Belted Dress & Millie Plastix Shoes (group gift / free to join)
Pose: Moccino Selfie Friends (65L includes props)
Location: Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe 

Sheidey is wearing (right)…

Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair: DP YUMYUM*86
Eyes: Mesange Athena (free gift)
Dress/Shoes: Hilly Haalan Evelyn Dress & Millie Plastix Shoes (group gift / free to join)
Manicure: Koffin Nails Hypnotic Hearts (XOXO Hunt gift / blogged here by Sheidey)
Hands/Feet: Slink

 

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-Screams-


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Family outing

Family outing

Achoo!

-snifflesniff-¬†Oh the things I do for you, Commander. He’s been so sulky recently (I wonder why. He does have the treehouse to himself) and to remedy this I decided to take him on my latest outing. Something urban was what I had in mind, but he seemed insistent on the quiet little nooks and crannies and we ended up on snowy Honeycomb. It was quite lucky that I already had on this cozy outfit or else you’d be seeing a Sheidey-cicle.

Lifesaver.

There’s been more activity recently on the Fabulously Free in SL group gift page but before you go running off I’d like to bring to your attention this wonderfully comfortable gift from BlackRose. With¬†a few sims still in the grip of Winter (let’s face it some of those will be Wintery all year long, it is SL after all) it’s best to at least keep some warm outfits at hand. A top candidate for this is the wonderfully textured Hearts sweater dress. Long sleeved and loose fitting, this sweater dress is great to move around in and I simply adore the contrasting white heart patterns on it. Though the dress’ high turtleneck collar is guaranteed to protect your neck from cool winds, the Hearts sweater dress also features an inbuilt scarf for added warmth. The scarf itself is complimentary to the outfit (and perfect for days when you don’t want to stand around choosing accessories for yourself) with it’s darker red tones and pretty Aztec-esque prints that add a nice dash of teal to the entire outfit. Sizes included in the gift package are; five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) and one fitted mesh size. There is also a great alpha layer included that really helps with the fitting.

The Hearts sweater dress is free with your free Fabulously Free in SL group tag; take a peek {HERE} to get the details of how to join up. If you have another group slot to fill up, do consider joining the BlackRose store group as not only is it free but they have two group gifts (one of them blogged {HERE} by Love) out now for you to collect.

Family outing (accessories)XOXO

Valentine’s Day may be over but I don’t see why I should stop wearing red or forsake anything heart shaped until next year. I’ve only just gotten into the many, many Valentines themed hunts going on across the grid at the moment, with one of them being the XOXO hunt. This hunt puts a great twist on the traditional hunting format in that you’ll need to rely on lucky and charm (but mostly just luck) to get your prize. When you arrive at participating merchants, just spot the golden heart and type in ‘xoxo’ without the quotation marks in local chat. If that ‘lurve connection’ is strong, you’ll the prize for free and if not, you’ll have 24 hours to practice your wooing and try again. If you don’t want to wait for your objects of affection, however, simply pay the vendor 50L for your prize. The hunt hud is pretty nifty for getting around fast and is available from the organizer’s office or from the Marketplace for free.

My first round of the hunt yielded some pretty great results as I managed to snag these unique booties from Bodhi. Just look at the heels on these!! How could I pass up wearing something with heart-shaped heels?! ! (-Ahem- Must remember to be professional. -coughcough-) The open toe design and luscious deep red color also work in favor of these booties as do the gold studding that adorns its body. The Bodhi heart heels are made for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink mesh feet only.

Another prize that I picked up on the XOXO hunt trail was the Hypnotic Hearts fatpack from Koffin Nails. I’m always looking for new manicure and pedicure stores (-glances guiltily at all the nail polish bottles on her vanity-) and was pretty excited to receive this gift from Koffin Nails. Included are applier huds for Maitreya and Slink mesh hands and feet and an Omega applier hud for mesh bodies compatible with that system. On the hud are nine striking duel colored combinations to choose from. Personally, I love how glossy these nails look and the detailing of the heart shape on each one is simply amazing. The XOXO Hunt is running from the 11th to the 25th of this month so go and try your luck!

And that’s a wrap. The wind is picking up and come on Commander, let’s see if Mama Bear and the twins would like to join us for dinner.

Catch you guys later! Oh but before I leave here’s a closer look at that amazing mani and pedi¬†set from Koffin Nails.

Koffin Nails

 

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Renske
Hair ‚Äď Lock and Tuft Tegan (Past FLF)
Eyes ‚Äď ¬†Mesange¬†Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Manicure ‚ÄstKoffin Nails Hypnotic Hearts (0L or 50L for the XOXO Hunt)
Dress ‚Äď BlackRose Hearts (0L/Fabulously Free in SL group gift/No joining fee required)
Shoes ‚Äď Bodhi Heart Heels (0L or 50L for the XOXO Hunt)
Socks ‚ÄstSn@tch Shannon
Hands ‚ÄstSlink¬†Casual
Feet ‚ÄstSlink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Honeycomb

-Screams-


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Candy Girl

Candy Girl

Sugar, ah honey honey

Once upon a time, I had a whole list of ideas (because I’m a dork like that) for themed posts that I could do leading up to Saint Valentine’s Day. Since things have sure taken a sharp swerve into busy between then and the present, I figured I’d just have enough time to at least honor my most favorite aspect of February the Fourteenth. Forget about flowers or jewelry or even -shudder- dates, this Valentine’s (like every other before it) will be all about that sweet, sweet sugar rush. In lieu of simply wearing a sign that declared to all the (virtual) world my love for cookies, cakes, chocolates, and candy, I looked towards the Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift Listing for some inspiration and free gifts. Needless to say, there was one that stood out in the form of La Boheme’s updated group gift. My picture doesn’t really do it any justice but the delicate heart and vines motif that is drawn on each nail is very reminiscent of the icing on the prettiest confectionaries. The gift package includes:

  • LB Crush Gold Manicure and Pedicure Set for Slink and Omega hands
  • LB Crush Silver Manicure and Pedicure Set for Slink and Omega hands
  • LB Crush Gold Manicure set for Maitreya hands
  • LB Crush Silver Manicure set for Maitreya hands

Manicure and Pedicure sets for Slink and Omega hands are done separately, so if you’ve been wanting that subtle difference between fingernails and toenails, this is it. For a closer look at the mani and pedi sets, have a look at Love’s post {HERE}

You are my candy girl

Fully aware that it’s a rare thing indeed to find a hat that speaks both to my love for odd headgear and my sweet tooth, there was no way that I’d pass on this Valentine’s Day freebie by June Trenkins.¬†The vibrant pink of the Bubblegum hat is made even more eye-catching due to the riot of prismatic bubblegum balls that decorate it. While snapping this picture, I was so very tempted to reach up and snap off one of them to pop into my mouth. While the Bubblegum hat is not resizable, you can still move it up and down or side to side along your point of attachment for a better fit. Permissions are set to copy so that you’ll be able to make as many backup copies as you like. ¬†I’m not sure how long this freebie will be up for so if you fancy it, best hurry and grab it for your hat collection.

And you got me wanting you

February has really become a month for reds and pinks, hasn’t it? Not that I’m complaining as it’s really interesting to see the use of different shades in the many gifts and freebies found on the grid this month. Personally, I wouldn’t have considered pink footwear (unless they were sneakers of the hot pink variety) but the latest group gift from Essenz has really changed my mind. Not only do the bows on the Paris heels make a sweet twist to the open toe style, they also come in a choice of three perfect shades of pink (shown here in Bubblegum). The easy to use Hud also lets you customize¬†the metals of the shoe so you can personalize it your heart’s content. The Paris heels come in sizes for Maitreya, Belleza and Slink feet with a shoe base to help with the fit. The Essenz group has a 350L join fee but the Creator is very generous and their group gifts never disappoint.

 

Candy Girl Headshot

And you got me wanting you.

One of the first things I did as soon as there was a lull in ‘busy-ness’ was visiting one of my favorite skin stores. The Midnight Mania boards at 7 Deadly s{K}ins change out fairly regularly and on my last foray, I managed to get the Renske system skin pack off one of the Midnight Mania boards. As always when it comes to prizes from 7 Deadly s{K}ins, the Renske prize package was very generous and contained:

  • 7 system skins with cleavage/no cleavage options in the tones: Apricot, Chestnut, Cotton Candy, Powder, Pineapple (shown), Sand and Taupe.
  • Omega body appliers with cleavage/no cleavage options for all tones stated above.
  • Slink Hands and Feet appliers for all tones stated above
  • Tango and Phatazz appliers.

Midnight Mania boards are open to group members and this month group members will also have access to the Valentine’s Day Advent that runs from the first to the fourteenth of February. If you’re only hearing about this now, don’t worry as past gifts, aside from two I believe, are still available to you until the fourteenth. Right now the group join fee is 1000L but there’s always waiting for it to dip again if you’re not already a member and the store does hold free join exercises quite often. I just love the impish, sultry look on Renske. 7 Deadly s{K}ins have never disappointed and they’re certainly a store to watch.

And that’s a wrap. If the song’s stuck in your head I truly apologize. At least it’s catchy right?

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Renske (0L/Midnight Mania/Group tag required/1000L join fee)
Hair ‚ÄstTruth Atalia (50L per pull/In Store Gacha)
Eyes ‚Äď ¬†Mesange¬†Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Hat ‚Äď June Trenkins Bubblegum Hat (0L/Valentine’s Day Gift/No group tag required)
Manicure ‚Äď La Boheme Omni Nail Appliers (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/0L join fee)
Dress ‚Äď Lil Tease Creations Sweet Cami (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/Blogged by Astrid {HERE})
Shoes ‚Äď Essenz Paris (0L/Group Gift/Group tag required/350L join fee)
Hands ‚ÄstSlink¬†Casual
Feet ‚ÄstSlink High

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 02/03/2017 – ZOZ

ZOZ Main Location
Well Hello again and Happy Friday Fab Free’rs! This week I’m happy to share with you a little about ZOZ. I’ve always liked that store name, ZOZ. I think it sounds like something mysterious and powerful. For those who are new to Second Life or simply haven’t encountered ZOZ before, it is one of Second Life’s top shops for your manicure and pedicure needs. ZOZ has been part of Second Life for as long as I can recall, which says saying a lot. I’ve been around forever! At the ZOZ main location you’ll find room after room of gorgeous nail appliers for just about every mesh hand out there. ZOZ also makes a set of nails. The ZOZ nails are fun in that they are much longer and shapelier than the nails you can achieve wearing mesh hands only. One of the unique things about shopping at ZOZ is you can purchase individual applier sets, rather than buying big pack of multiple appliers. Most (if not all) of the available appliers will work for both hands and feet.
ZOZ Special Offers
At the ZOZ landing point, you’ll be instantly aware of the carefully cultivated atmosphere. In one word, ZOZ is posh! You’ll also find two awesome deals waiting right at the entrance. To the left you’ll find the most recent Saturday Sale offer, which is still available and will be for several days. This beautiful rose nail polish design is priced at just 75 lindens per applier type. Directly to the right you’ll find the most recent 60L Secret offer from ZOZ. Equally pretty, this nail polish set is just 60 lindens per applier type. Make sure you purchase the correct applier for your mesh hands or for you ZOZ nails. Also at the entrance, you’ll see a big pink sign with hearts. This sign is a big deal in that it announces the major sale going on at ZOZ. From now until February 14th the entire store is 50% off. This is huge! If you’re a long time fan of ZOZ like I am, or you’re new and want to try a few things out, this sale is one you won’t want to miss out on.
ZOZ Events
Finally, at the back of the main room just behind the information desk, you’ll find information about current events and store affiliations. To the left are event posters with information and group joiners. You’ll also find the exclusive Fabulously Free in SL group gift from ZOZ. This lovely gift has been blogged several times on the Fab Free blog, but was originally shown by Kathryn in her post here. To get this generous FREE gift you’ll of course need to wear your Fab Free group tag. Want to know what’s available at the Events before you teleport over? ZOZ has you covered there, to the right of the “Events” section, you’ll find “Event Items” where there’s a full display of the nail appliers available at each event. You can also get a landmark to each event by clicking the display photo. Needless to say if you have been neglecting your nails or if you’re nail applier addict, ZOZ is the store for you.


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Free as a Bird (or Two)

Be Kind. Even on Your Bad Days

Well, hello there Fabulouses! ¬†On this cool, gray day, Ripley and I set out to explore the Whimberly sim, and we met up with some old friends we had first encountered waddling up a ramp into their washtub pond {HERE} over on the Painter’s Link sim. ¬†As you can see, they are all grown up now, and have migrated to a home of their own away from Mama and Papa.

A Thick, Knitted Sweater to Ward off the Chill

Even though it was a brisk cloudy day, I stayed cozy and warm throughout my visit with Cali¬†and Abigail, thanks to my free sweater from Luziefee. ¬†My Tula knitted shirt is the latest gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members from designer Luzie Cheng of Luziefee. ¬†I discovered three versions¬†tucked inside the package – red, blue, and ¬†green. ¬†Since its¬†bands of cool colors¬†reminded me of the beach glass I used to collect as a child,¬†I opted to wear the green sweater for my photo. Each color pack comes in a variety of sizes from XXS to L, so you are sure to find just the right fit for your avatar. ¬†The texture of the chunky knitting is quite realistic looking! ¬†Also included in the present is a Nail HUD so you can apply perfectly matching striped polish to your fingertips if you so desire. ¬†Sadly, I didn’t notice the polish until after I had snapped my photo. ¬†To add Tula to your sweater collection, simply switch over to your Fabulously Free in SL group tag, pop on over to Luziefee, and click the gift board. ¬†It’s easy and completely free!

Glitter Glass

Ripley must have known I was in a beach glass state of mind, because he approached me with the Powder Blue Glitter Glass Necklace from Evica dangling from his mouth.  He nudged my leg and offered me his Fabulous Find.  As you may already know, my boy has a nose for bargain-priced fashion finds, and today was no exception.  He had discovered this gorgeous piece of jewelry on the Marketplace for a mere 50L.  After slipping the bauble around my neck, I rewarded the pup with his favorite Ripley snack, and we shared a celebratory high-five.

Complete the Look

The other day, when I logged on, I was happy to see an offline IM that had been left by Fabulous Reader, Rowan Carroll, telling me about a nail art shop I had never been to before called The Odd Eyed Cat. ¬†As soon as I read the words “the entire store of appliers is under 75L,” I teleported so quickly Ripley almost couldn’t track me down! ¬†There is an adorable pink, red and black striped Gillian polish on the wall for only 1L (definitely scooped that one up!) and tons of other color combinations for either Maitreya or Slink nails throughout the store. ¬†When I spotted the Tabitha Nail Applicator in Neutral Blankes, I was entranced by its metallic, gleaming finish. ¬†The blue tone was a lovely match for my sea glass sweater. ¬†I only spent 59L for 12 hues of polish in this one package. ¬†It was a great deal! ¬†Thank you for the tip, Rowan! ūüôā

Off to Face the Middle of the Week…

I’m so glad that tomorrow is Wednesday, and the weekend will coast ever closer after that. ¬†This week has already seemed extra-long to me, even though it’s only Tuesday! ¬†I’m looking forward to a couple of days off. ¬†Until my next post, happy shopping, my friends!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing …

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Hope

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Moor

Hair:  Magika Heartbeat

Necklace:  Evica Glitter Glass Necklace РPowder Blue (50L on the Marketplace)

Top:  Luziefee Tula Knitted Shirt (free group gift for Fab Free Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Jeans:  Firelight Creations Nixie Jeans

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Nail Polish Applier:  The Odd Eyed Cat Neutral Blankes (59L)

Shoes:  ROC Suede Fringed Boots

Pose: ¬†Luane’s World

Sim:  Whimberly

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Tres Joli in Rose

Feeling Tres Joli

What a week, eh? Words cannot express how glad I am that today is Friday. This morning¬†I was determined to shake it off¬†Taylor Swift style, so I got myself dressed up to take my dog out for a walk and grab some hot coffee. Unfortunately, my silly pup would rather take a nap than go out and chase squirrels. Looks like she’s had a rough week, too! ūüėČ

I Feel Joli

My college French is a bit rusty, but at least I know that I’m feeling “very pretty” in this Tr√®s Joli dress from¬†The White Armory. As many of you know, The White Armory is one of the go-to stores for Medieval, fantasy, and role-play clothing. And you may also know that if you join their free in-world group, you can pick up a new gift every, single Sunday. But what you may not know is that every now and then, the free gift is not a Medieval gown, but instead is something more… 21st century.

Such is the case with this week’s group gift. The Tr√®s Joli Dress in Rose is a curve-hugging, cowl-neck that is as warm and snuggly as it is sexy. It comes in standard mesh sizes XXS-L with an alpha layer. As I mentioned, The White Armory changes group gifts every Sunday, so if you want this dress, be sure to pick it up by Saturday night!

A French Manicure

After adding these gorgeous boots by #EMPIRE (which were in the January Luxe Box), I noticed that I was in serious need of a pedicure, so I headed over to Entice to pick up their newest Fab Free group gift. The Listen to Her Heart applier includes a pretty French manicure with 6 delicate designs. The HUD works for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh hands and feet, and I was so happy to see that an Omega applier was also included so I could wear the manicure with my Vista PROHANDS.

As with all Omega items, you will need an Omega System Kit in order to wear them. You can pick up the kit for Vista PROHANDS on the Marketplace or in the Vista Animations store.

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.3
Head Applier: Glam Affair Ravenna (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Apex
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Manicure: Entice Listen to Her Heart Nails (Fab Free group gift / free to join)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Wrap Up (featured @ Collabor88)
Hairbase: Tableau Vivant LeLutka HB2 (featured @ Collabor88)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: The White Armory Très Joli Dress Rose (free group gift / free to join)
Shoes: #EMPIRE Alchemilla (exclusive for January 2017 Luxe Box)
Pose: !bang Poses (entire store free to group members / 2000L to join)

 

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Echoes of Summer

Echoes of Summer

Hello Fabulouses!  Although it was a manic Monday in some parts of the world, I still enjoyed the balmy weather on my impromptu getaway.   The soft lap of waves, the cries of gulls, and the golden glow of a lovely sunset filled the air as Ripley and I explored the Salt Water sim.

Strapless Summery Fashion

Before heading out with the pup, I slipped on the Salin dress, which is the latest free gift for Fab Free group members from Ecko.  I love the fit of this strapless frock, and the way the hemline is slightly longer in the back than in the front.  Featuring a silvery gray and black pattern, this dress is perfect for a casual stroll or a day of shopping.  I chose to leave my shoulders bare, but I could see draping on a lovely necklace or even a shawl to add an additional touch of flair.  To scoop up Salin for your very own, simply swap over to your Fab Free Group tag, teleport to Ecko, then tap the gift board.  You will come away with a super cute, free summer dress.  Happy times!

What’s Included

  • Standard Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars

A Little Touch of Bling

To add a bit of elegance, I embellished my outfit with a pair of dangling silver Shaka earrings that I discovered for 70% off at Mandala’s Marketplace store. ¬†The detail and workmanship the designer invested while crafting these jewels is impressive. ¬†With a texture that readily complemented my dress, these earrings added just the right touch of movement and sparkle. ¬†I have always loved Mandala jewelry, and discovering the continued 70% off sale on certain items at the Marketplace store was enough to bring a smile to my face.

The Dreaded Return to the Grind

All too quickly, my escape with Rip will end. ¬†I’d better savor these last few moments of serenity before we have to face Jack Frost’s chilly presence once more. ¬†I hope you will be able to utilize the magic of SL to experience a bit of warmth and sunshine if you long for an echo of summer like I did. ¬†Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick: ¬†Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier AIKO

Hair:  Exile Royal Command

Earrings:  Mandala Shaka Earring (47L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Dress:  Ecko Salin Dress (free gift for Fab Free Group 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Cero Style Valen Heels

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Nail Polish Applier:  Over the Moon Slink Finger and Toenails (free 0L on the Marketplace for each)

Pose:  Purple Poses

Sim:  Salt Water
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Going dotty

Going dotty

Help! The weather’s been so dotty lately.

I don’t know what’s going on but the weather’s been acting kinda strange recently. Not so strange that it’s raining literal cats and dogs (thankfully) but it seems as if it can’t make up its mind most of the time. Some days the sky is heavy with dark clouds while on others it’s surprisingly sunny for this time of year and on other days things can flip between the two at the drop of a dime. I just can’t figure it out but anyway, at least I’ve found an outfit versatile enough to keep up with all of this odd weather.

As they say, if you can’t beat them…

Join them! I’ve gone dotty as well with the Lily outfit from MOoH! (it’s so much fun typing out this store’s name). You can always count on classic prints to get you through the day and none are more classic, or classy when it comes down to it than black and white polka dots. Personally, I found that it paired off rather well with the prim cut of this collared dress. I like fantasy clothes as much as the next Second Life(r) but it’s always great to find something that I’d actually wear outside of this virtual world.

As you can see from the picture above there are two ways of wearing the Lily outfit. The dress itself is a sleeveless number (perfect for when the sun decides to show itself) and flatters your figure by being cinched at the waist by a white belt. The dress comes in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) and one fitmesh size so you can most certainly test it out on your mesh body should you own one. If it gets chillier (or if you just feel like rocking the cute librarian look) throw on the comfy, duel toned cardigan. I simply love the little bow that holds the two sides together, as it just adds to the girlish look of the whole outfit. The cardigan comes in five standard mesh sizes as well (XXS-L) and one fitmesh size. Both outfits have their own spiffy alpha layer and not only do they help with the fit, they also ensure that you can wear the cardigan with a separate outfit as well.

The Lily outfit is on sale at the MOoH! main store¬†until the 26th of the month and is priced at 85L. That’s a little over the FabFree price cap but if you join the MOoH! group as I’ve already done (-crosses another thing off the bucket list-) you can take advantage of the free 150L gift card that’s available to members to get this dress for free. MOoH! has a one-time join fee of 100L but it’s a great investment in the long run as the gift cards are given out monthly. If you haven’t picked it up already, the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift at MOoH! has been changed out recently.

Heeled and tasseled

With Commander being a bit grumpy recently I’ve had to stay home to make sure he doesn’t get up to any mischief. Of course, that also means more time to poke about the SL Marketplace. I came across these pretty pair of strappy heels from¬†Ferina’s Creations¬†and immediately thought about wearing them with the Lily outfit. There’s nothing like wearing a bit of red with a monochrome outfit to make things pop. I simply adore the detail of the tassel on these heels though the best part about them is that you’ll only have to spend 1L to add them to your collection. Note however that these heels are made for Slink high feet only.

A little bit of bounce

It seems that I’ve been more inclined towards shorter hairstyles recently doesn’t it? It’s nice to switch things up for a change and it helps that there have been not a few great offers for shorter hairstyles. One such is the free gift that Analog Dog has out for the January round of Gacha Guardians. I’ve come to associate wild, fun curls with this brand and the Charlotte hair certainly did not disappoint. This bouncy hairstyle has a retro feel about it, acting as the perfect topper for the Lily outfit. In the gift package, you’ll receive¬†a bald base, an alpha layer as well as an easy to use hud that lets you choose from twelve fantasy colors as well as control the ombre fades and tints of the hair. There are loads of other gifts out at the Gacha Guardians event and you’ll need to be part of the Gimme Gacha group to be able to scoop them up. Don’t worry though the group is free to join so all you need is a¬†group slot and you’re good to go!

Another group gift

Speaking of free group gifts, there’s a new one currently out at Hello Dave. The pictures don’t do them any justice but the Spot Me manicure in nude that I’m wearing pairs up very nicely with the entire outfit as well. Personally, I find that Hello Dave puts out manicures with very interesting designs and it certainly doesn’t hurt that they change out their free group gifts on the regular too. The group is free to join as well so go ahead and treat yourself to a mani and pedi! Hello Dave nails work with Slink mesh hands and some mesh hands that are compatible with the Omega system. While you’re there at the store don’t forget to pick up the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift as well. Two of the sets have been blogged by Kat {HERE} and myself {HERE} and you can get a closer look {HERE}.

And that’s a wrap for today! The weather’s looking pretty dodgy again so I’m retreating back indoors. Oh, but before I leave, here’s a closer look at the Hello Dave group gift I was talking about.

Hello Dave - Nail Appliers

 

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair ‚Äď Analog Dog Charlotte (0L @ Gacha Guardians/Group tag needed)
Eyes ‚Äď ¬†Mesange¬†Athena (0L)
Manicure ‚Äď Hello Dave Spot Me Nude (0L/Group Gift/No join fee required)
Outfit ‚Äď MOoH! Lily Outfit (85L/Sale till the 26th)
Shoes – Ferina’s Creations Red Sandals (1L on the Marketplace)
Hands ‚ÄstSlink¬†Casual
Feet ‚ÄstSlink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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Avoiding Those Dust Bunnies

Gray Day

Brrrr……. hello there Fabulouses! ¬†With frigid winter weather blustering at our door, and¬†the snow piling high outside, Ripley and I decided to hibernate with some of our favorite books. ¬†Nestled under a cozy throw in my hanging chair, I caught up on my reading, while my canine pal hunted dust bunnies lurking in the corners of our attic. ¬†I lazed the day away in style thanks to my new, knitted dress from Xtravagance.

Dress Impeccably and They Remember the Woman

My free, cozy, long-sleeved knitted “Sarah” dress from Xtravagance provided just the right amount of warmth for a mid-winter’s get away, while at the same time hugging my every curve. ¬†The texture of the vertical ribbing is criss-crossed by delicate purply-pink and white horizontal stripes, which provides visual interest. ¬†This dress reminds me of a soft knit sweater I have in real life that is so comfortable to wear. ¬†Sarah comes in Fitmesh for classic avatars as well as appliers for mesh bodies. ¬†To add this knitted frock to your inventory, join the Power Woman group for 50L, then head on over to Xtravagance and click the gift board.

What’s Included:

  • Fitmesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Fitmesh for Belleza, Hourglass, Maitreya, Slink, and TMP mesh bodies

Shakes of Snow
New Group Goodies

Have you noticed all the new group gifts Love and Pru have been featuring lately? ¬†Apparently the pupster did! ¬†While I was lost in literature, Ripley temporarily abandoned his hunt, and set out to retrieve just the right finishing touch for my outfit. ¬†He must have read Pru’s Designer Friday post {HERE} featuring the Hello Dave store, and checked out the FabFree Group Gifts list {HERE} because¬†he startled me out of my fantasy world by dropping the free nail polish applier HUD called Shades of Snow into my lap. ¬†It contained 5 wintry hues just perfect for adding a finishing touch to my outfit. ¬†I chose to slick on the darkest pink color, since it echoed the delicate blush of my sweater’s stripes. ¬†In addition to Shades of Snow, the free gift for the Fabulously Free Group from Hello Dave also includes the frosty-themed Fairy French and the Cuticle Glitz sets. ¬†I just love the shiny texture of the polishes in this gift collection! ¬†The best part is that all fifteen hues are completely free for Fab Free Group members. ¬†Simply activate your Fab Free group tag, teleport over to Hello Dave, click the gift board, and a new manicure will be delivered right to your inventory in practically no time at all.

And Now for Those Dust Bunnies!

All too soon, the pale afternoon sunlight faded away, and the peaceful solitude of our attic hideaway was shattered by explosive canine sneezes. ¬†Ripley, apparently victorious in his dust bunny quest, reminded me of the chores we had ditched for our afternoon literary escape. ¬†Ah well, it was a welcome treat, if only for a little while… I hope you are able to find a mid-winter respite of your own. ¬†Until my next post, happy shopping, my friends!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing …

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alexa (99L at Kustom9)

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick: ¬†Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier Aiko

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Ryleigh

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Dusk

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation! The Statement Necklace 6

Dress:  Xtravagance Sarah Dress Knit (free group gift for Power Woman Group 0L/50L to join)

Shoes: ¬†N-Core Kate Glitter “Fatpack” Promo (150L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Nail Polish Applier:  Hello Dave Shades of Snow Nail Polish Applier (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0L/0L to join)

Poses:  (full body shot) aDorkable Poses

(close up of nails) Infiniti

Sim: ¬†Luane’s World
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Cute Curvy Classy

Cute Curvy Classy

Pastel Dream

Have you ever had rainbow ice cream before? More specifically Paddle Pop rainbow ice cream? It was my favorite growing up (the only flavor of ice cream I’d consume actually) and one look at this pretty pastel offering from Glasgow Grin had me nostalgic for those days all over again. Personally, I’ve always found pastel shades to have a rather dreamy quality about them and when they’ve been mixed together so artfully I find them quite irresistible. Such was the case for the Cutey Dress that’s out right now at Glasgow Grin for the Cute and Curvy Hunt 2. This comfy sweater dress comes in sizes for ebody, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Physique, Hourglass) and Maitreya mesh bodies as well as one standard mesh size for those of us classic avatars. I’m wearing the standard mesh size in the picture above and was pretty pleased with the alpha layer that’s provided as it helped with the fit quite nicely. Cute, curvy, classy indeed! All prizes in the Cute and Curvy Hunt 2 are for 1L and the hunt runs till the 31st of January.

Accessorize

Did you guys make New Year resolutions? It’s a little dorky I know but I made a couple for Second Life as well and one of which is to try to pay more attention to the little details when putting together outfits. The other is to clean out the inventory but we’ll see how well that goes. Anyway, I’m on Oxide’s mailing list and discovered that they’ve put out a great pair of hooped earrings for their sub-o members. You can never go wrong with this classic design (especially when wearing a shorter hairstyle) and this well-made pair from Oxide come with a color change hud as well. If you’re not in the mood to stick to gold there are nine other colors to choose from as well. Some other perks of being in Oxide’s sub-o group is that you’ll have access to past sub-o gifts as well (that you can snap up for free) and of course it doesn’t take up those precious group slots so it’s certainly worth checking out.

All nice and manicured

If you’ve been following the blog closely, you’d have seen that some Fabulously¬†Free in SL group gifts is being changed out. It’s really exciting to see what our generous designers have in store for us next! Needless to say, I snapped up the new manicure and pedicure sets from Hello Dave in a jiffy and am wearing the Fairy French set in the picture above. I love the clean, glossy colors and truth be told its stores like Hello Dave that make getting Slink hands really worth it. Hello Dave nails are compatible with Slink hands and hands using the Omega system. To add this set to your inventory for free, simply wear your Fabulously Free in SL group tag or if you’re not in the group yet copy and paste the following link into local chat in your SL viewer, hit enter and click on the link,¬†secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about . As always the group is free to join! If you’re still not convinced, click {HERE} for a clearer picture on these gorgeous nail sets.

New face for a new year

Last but not least I stopped by 7 Deadly s{K}ins to pick up their January group gift. Carson blogged about the men’s gift {HERE} and I’m happy to report that the gift for ladies is packed full of goodies as well. In the gift package you’ll get:

  • Classic skins in seven tones (caramel, cotton, oak, pineapple, sand, taupe, and walnut)
  • Omega body appliers in the tones listed above
  • Omega head appliers in the tones listed above
  • Slink appliers
  • Tango and Phatazz appliers
  • 2 shapes

7 Deadly s{K}ins has a group join fee of 225L but as you can see it’s well worth the lindens. Not only are their gifts generous,¬†but the faces on their skins are always so gorgeous.

That’s a wrap! I’ve still got a hankering for some rainbow ice cream but luckily it’s not too late to skip on over to the corner store. Catch you on the flip side guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Madelief (0L/Group Gift/225L group join fee)
Hair ‚Äď Lock & Tuft Soga (Past FLF)
Hairbase ‚Äď Boon Gathered mid hairbase¬†(0L)
Eyes ‚Äď ¬†Mesange¬†Athena (0L)
Earrings – Oxide Hoop Earrings (0L/Sub-O gift/No join fee required)
Dress ‚ÄstGlasgow Grin Cutey Dress (1L/Cute and Curvy Hunt 2 Prize)
Manicure ‚ÄstHello Dave Fairy French (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/No join fee required)
Hands ‚ÄstSlink¬†Casual

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

-Screams-