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Sleigh Ride

Sleigh Ride

Well, I hear those sleigh bells jingling, and possibly ring tingle tingling too (Thank you, the Ronettes).  It’s lovely weather for a… um… pick up truck ride together with you?  Why not!

The Arcade

I love The Arcade, and I know I say it every time a new round comes around.   I loved me some gachas, so the system the Arcade has been using now that gachas are defunct is a good replacement for that little thrill of excitement I used to get when I played.  Plus, you must admit it is a bit more budget-conscious.  You get to see which prize is next to come out of the machine, and it still comes with a lovely price tag.  I played the Ricielli machine (you can learn all about how to play HERE) for just 75L per play, and I ended up with the rare jacket and this lovely cream coloured dress to go with.  Colour me pleased.  The Arcade is running until December 31st.

Sizes

  • Maitreya
  • Petite
  • Legacy
  • Reborn

Tree Topper

Magika released a new hairstyle yesterday, and to go with it, this really cute bow complete with candy cane.  The bow is completely free, just join the free Magika group and click on the vendor!  It will surely look cute on all kinds of hairstyles, so do give it a go.  Not sure how long this one will be around, so head on over.

Oh, now I’ve got that song in my head!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Jacket – Ricielli Iara (75L at The Arcade)
Dress – Ricielli Iara (75L at The Arcade)
Bow – Magika Holly Candycane Bow (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Skin Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow/Lashes – Alaskametro Fancy (Available at The Christmas Expo)
Lipstick –  Alaskametro Chills
Nails –  Maitreya Lara
Hair – Magika Holly
Pose – Foxcity Poise
Sim – The North Pole


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Rest in Peace, My Baby Boy

Rest in Peace, My Baby Boy

Ok FabFree… this post is about to get emotional. In this post, I will be talking about loss and grief so be prepared for that before reading.  Last month, I lost my beloved furbaby in real life. It was heartbreaking for me, as I had an incredibly special and close bond with my cat. It really broke me in half, but I have been working through my grief.  Apparently, there have been a lot of people in SL lately who have lost their cats and other pets in recent times. For those of you out there who may be going through this, just know you are not alone. I will never forget him as long as I live in both worlds and I will love him until the day I die.

Little Angels

The incredible creator Dalriada Delwood of MOoH! created a set of  “ghost” kitties for those of us who have lost our cats. I thought it was so beautiful that MOoH! came out with these, as it is a lovely little reminder of my beloved little guy who I can carry with me around SL. There are a variety of types of cats available in this set. At Next Up, you can play to win an angelic cat in different colourings and breeds for only 50L per play. Just wait for the cat you want to pop up and it’s yours for a low price.

This Next Up set was made for all of us who lost our furbabies. I always feel so touched and warm when creators make things like this for us. It just provides that little bit of comfort we need in our darkest hours. I do have a few more deals and free offers to show you as well, so keep reading below.

The Whole Place is On Sale

Opulein is having an awesome sale until November 30th. The sale is marking some sort of closing- I believe Opulein is moving to a new location after the end of November so the sale marks the transition. EVERYTHING in the store is on sale for 25 Lindens. Even better, when you join their free group you save another additional 5L off each item. For 20L a piece, some may wish to buy the whole store because their makeup is simply fantastic. I bought a set of eyeshadows and lipsticks which I love dearly.

Sizes Included (lipstick)

  • Lelutka EvoX – BOM

Sizes Included (eyeshadow)

  • Lelutka EvoX – BOM
  • Lelutka EvoX – HD Applier
  • Lelutka Evo
  • Genus

Another present…

Finally, I am wearing another group gift from FAGA that was released over the Black Friday weekend. This hairstyle comes in an exclusive colour pack. The hair ties only come in bright pink. It’s a great style and FAGA is so generous for giving us all of these awesome hairstyles! FAGA‘s VIP group is temporarily free to join so pick up all the great gifts while you can!

Blessings. Thank you for listening. 💓

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress – Tastic Lilith Set
Stockings – [QE] Designs Adrienne Stockings -Color Trim-

Ghost Kitty – MOoH! Ghost cats (50L per play @ Next Up)

Body

Hair – FAGA Kimi Hairstyle – Exclusive Pack (Free Group Gift/Group is Temporarily Free to Join)
Mesh Body – The Shops Legacy
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Head Skin – Dernier Hannah – Sienna
Body Skin – MILA Older Body Skins – Honey Chubby (Free/No Group Join Required) Previously blogged here.
Neck Fix & Ear Skins – Velour EvoX Ear Skins and Neck Fix – Sienna (Free/No Group Join Required) Previously blogged here.
Eyeshadow – Opulein Overdose Eyeshadow Set (25L)
Lipstick – Opulein Delirium Lipstick Set (25L)
Photo Location – Luane’s World – Winter 2022

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Weekend Vibes

Weekend Vibes

Hey hey there Fab Fam! I am certainly having a nice lazy weekend and I hope you are too! I decided to go with a pretty casual picture and post today. Luckily, Ms Aline has already done an excellent job telling us about the Next Up Shopping event in her post here. I’m just following up with a couple more gifts I thought were cute. Did I mention this Blog runs on Aline’s awesome-ness? 😉

My first up freebie is this oh so cute top!   This is the “Kamila” top and sleeves from Fatal Fashion. The sleeves are both separate pieces so you can go with just the top. You also get a HUD for three designs for the top all on this soft beige.

Sizes Included

  • Altamura
  • eBody Reborn
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis
  • Kalhene – Erika
  • Kupra + Kups
  • Legacy – Classic , Perky
  • Maitreya + Petite
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • Tonic -Curvy

My other free score is a bit harder to see but it’s a lovely gift. I’m wearing the “Pumpkin Spice eyeshadow” from Demicorn. I am in love with this eyeshadow set. There are 9 colors plus a liner in the gift. Some of them are very soft natural looking and some are a bit more outrageous. They all come in BOM for the EvoX Lelutka heads.

The Next Up Shopping Event runs until November 30th so you got loads of time to hurry over!

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Juli’s Stylin’

        • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Kayla- w/ my own edited shape)
        • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
        • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
        • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
        • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
        • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
        • Hair – Stealthic – Hush 

Top – Fatal fashion – Kamila – FREE/0L – Free gift @ Next Up Shopping event

Eyeshadow – Demicorn – Pumpkin Spice eyeshadows – FREE/0L – Free gift @ Next Up Shopping event

Photo Location – Private SIM


Let’s Start Livin’ Dangerously

Let's Start Livin' DangerouslyI was going to offer you a drink, but it seems that I’ve decided to keep it for myself. Come, I’ll tell you where you can get your own…as well as a whole lot of other pretty things!

Firstly though, we should address the elephant in the room. There was an accident…with a blender? So you probably don’t want this drink that I’m holding anyway. Or maybe I should just say that a vicious wolf attacked me in my youth. Yes, let’s go with that. Way more believable than the blender thing.

Healing

I love adding little imperfections to my looks. In a world where everything can be perfect, what fun is it to be perfect? Or at least that’s my warped logic. Regardless, this time of year is great for me because things pop up on the grid for Halloween that I can wear all year long! My goodness, will she ever get to the point? Yes, here it is now… Izzie’s set out a fantastic free gift at their mainstore. It’s right up front on the counter and it’s “Free Lelutka Evo X Updates.” Inside is 4 separate gifts. I’m wearing the gloom eyeshadow which comes in a whole lot of opacities and a whole lot of colors and the aged claw scars across my eye in various stages of healing. There’s also a wicked looking bloody claw wound in a handful of options and an entire set of aged scars that is so incredible. The box is there free and no group join is required.

Sipping and Sexy

I also went and visited The Arcade. This is such a fun event and there are so many great designers participating. I picked up My lingerie set by Dhoma. I just happened to get lucky and the next two items when I was there were the corset and garter, both in Ivory. I purchased them for the Maitreya body but there were others available, too. I grabbed my drink at The Arcade as well. It’s by ChicChica and I’ve been carrying it around the grid with me for days. The attentive reader may have noticed that Aline had a similar one very recently. Did I covet hers and was unable to resist getting one of my own? Did I forget that she’d already shown a similar drink? There’s no way of knowing. But hey, after you grab yours we can be margarita triplets! All the items that I picked up at The Arcade were 75L per pull and you have till Friday (9/30) before this round ends.

Allison is Wearing…

Clothes

Corset – Dhoma Cosette (75L per pull at The Arcade)
Garter and Stockings – Dhoma Cosette (75L per pull at The Arcade)
Earrings – Andore Nicky
Rings – Kunst Maria
Drink – ChicChica Margarita (75 per pull at The Arcade)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Avalon
Skin Applier – E.Beauty Ada
Eyeshadow – Izzie’s Gloom (Free Gift/No Group Join Required)
Scar – Izzie’s Face Aged Claw Scars (Free Gift/No Group Join Required)
Tattoo – Vegas Gratitude
Hair – Doe Hydie (75L at the Doe street sale)
Pose – Ana Boutique


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My Autumn Gallery

My Autumn Gallery

Welcome To The Fall Showing

Fall is my favourite decorating season. I put up a little autumn gallery made up of art I picked up at the Fall Festival, a fall-themed event that is running until October 1st at Malus Park. I have a couple of 50L pieces and a free painting to show you from this event, so check out the following designer’s booths to get these fall art pieces for a fabulous price!

  • The painting with the woman and the fall leaves is a free gift from Katharine Littlepaws Art Gallery.
  • The “Pumpkin Season” framed artwork is 50L from Cotton Blossom Artwork.
  • The “Fall is my Favorite Color” framed poster is also 50L, and you will also find this art work in Cotton Blossom Artwork’s booth.

On Me

  • My outfit is a free lucky board prize at Shanti. No group join is required to play the boards. This prize is called the “Upside Down Bohemian Outfit”. This is a Stranger Things reference for all the fans of the popular supernatural 80’s-era Netflix series. The set includes a top and skirt which can be worn separately. The outfit is textured with a black and white pattern which looks perfect for Halloween coming up! It fits Freya, Isis, Venus, Ebody Classic, Lara, Physique, Legacy, and Tonic Curvy & Fine.
  • The choker and earrings I am wearing are from The Arcade, and they are 50L per play from Heartsdale Jewellery. You can see a key below of all the pretty prizes available. There are 12 pieces of jewelry from this designer to collect at the September round of The Arcade, which is available to play until September 30th. If you need more information about how The Arcade works, please read Aline’s recent post here which explains it much better than I can!

The Arcade Collection

Enjoy the show, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress – Shanti Upside Down Bohemian Outfit (Free Lucky Board Prize/No Group Join Required)
Boots – Starlight Apparel Brynn – Leather Boots with HUD (Available @ Fall Festival at Malus Park)
Earrings – Heartsdale Jewellery Kitty Collection Earrings (50L @ The Arcade)
Choker – Heartsdale Jewellery Kitty Collection Choker (50L @ The Arcade)

Body

Hair – Wasabi Rio Hair – Reds
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Head Skin – Dernier Hannah – Sienna
Body Skin – MILA Older Body Skins – Honey Chubby (Free/No Group Join Required) Previously blogged here.
Neck Fix & Ear Skins – Velour EvoX Ear Skins and Neck Fix – Sienna (Free/No Group Join Required) Previously blogged here.
Eyes – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Lipstick – Edie’s Fabulous Lips (Free Gift for Members of Fabulously Free in SL Group/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here
Nails – Belleza Freya

Art Work & Decor 

“My Favorite Color is Autumn” Picture – Cotton Blossom Artwork Favorite Color is Autumn Frame (50L @ Fall Festival at Malus Park)
“Pumpkin Season” Picture – Cotton Blossom Artwork Pumpkin Season Frame (50L @ Fall Festival at Malus Park)
Painting of a Portrait of A Woman with Fall Leaves – Katharine Littlepaws Art Gallery Leaf Woman (Free @ Fall Festival at Malus Park)

Autumn Leaves Painting #1  –  Katharine Littlepaws Art Gallery Autumn (Available @ Fall Festival at Malus Park)
Autumn Leaves Painting #2  – Katharine Littlepaws Art Gallery Brown Leaves (Available @ Fall Festival at Malus Park)
Star Map – [QE Home] Star Maps Wall Art

Rugs – [QE Home] Rug Trio Star Maps
Wall Decor –
[QE Home] Wall Decor Runes
Photo Location – Private Location

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Just a Bit of Fun

Just a Bit of Fun

Oh, look the pink-loving side of me has come out to play again!  It’s time to get girly, feel cute and win a bunch of prizes… It’s time for The Arcade!

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When the gacha ban came into effect just over a year ago, I was pretty bummed.  I loved playing the machines and getting fun prizes.  I understand that I played with considerable restraint (1 or 2 pulls per machine for the most part), and for some it became a bit of a problem.  So, I get it.  But… I missed that fun.  I’m glad that The Arcade found a way to continue that fun while making the process a bit more transparent.  To play these machines, just attach the HUD and connect to any machine at the event, and you’ll see which items are up for grab next, so you can decide if it’s for you or not.  Here’s what I played for and won:

  • 75L top and skirt by NINI Planet sized for Maitreya, Legacy & eBody
  • 75L Margarita by ChicChica
  • 50L Bracelet by Schelm (it says “Ti Amo” on it… so good)

You can peep all the lovely offerings at the official Arcade website HERE, and you’ve got until September 30th to visit!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top and Skirt – Nini Planet After LIKE (75L per pull at The Arcade)
Drink – ChicChica Margarita (75L per pull at The Arcade)
Bracelet – Schelm Smile Bee Gacha (50L per pull at The Arcade)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Skin Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick – Lelutka Cate
Nails –  E.Marie Daily Slay
Hair – Stealthic Rewind
Pose – Foxcity Neko
Backdrop – Foxcity Kitty Playroom


Gargoyle Queen

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Hey fabbies,

I’ve been delving into the world of geneology in my real life.  Fascinating stuff, really.  Especially for a girl who was adopted and never knew her heritage growing up.  Turns out I am mostly British, Irish and Scottish (DNA), which may explain my love of castles.  Speaking of castles, check out my new buddy.  He may look scary but he is really just one of those gargoyles from Notre Dame voiced by Jason Alexander (You know, George from Seinfeld).  He says “Ooh La La“.  Still, you don’t meet a guy like him every day.

Ok for reals, this is another of those amazing pose props from Le Poppycock (75L a play Nextup!).  I tell ya’ she has got some mighty fun stuff.

My dress is a group gift from UNA that comes in a fatpack of colors as a free group gift.  The group there is 50L to join but she has a plethora of goodies for you on the wall for your small join fee.  This dress fits:

  • Maitreya
  • Ebody

Ah well, my eyes are mad at me for staring at this screen for far too long today, so I suppose it is time to come down from my belltower and post this.

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – UNA Adriana Dress (free group gift, group is 50L to join)
Necklace and Bindi – Celeste
Celestial Jewelry Set

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – DS’ELLES-CHARLA – LUMIERE B
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– . Doe . Floret . Flux
Face Tattoo – rotten {love letters} C . black ink . plain [chk]

Extras

Pose & Prop – 2. Le Poppycock *Nyctophilia* Heart of Stone RARE (Nextup 75L a play)
Location – Rock of Cashiel Riding Sim


Weekend on the French Riviera

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Heyo Fabbies and happy weekend!  Or should I say Salut!  Ca va?

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful spring weekend.  I am out here just sipping some wine on the French Riviera where the Bohemian style is all the rage right now.  In fact, it is all the rage throughout Europe!  Just colors and frills and fun sexy outfits!  I think with all the war and pandemic and everything else, the mood of peace and love so exemplified by the Hippies back in the 60’s and since then is on everyone’s mind.  Mind?  I don’t mind, it’s my preferred style, bohemian gal that I am!  So when I saw the Saturday Sale and Belle Epoque, well, I just had to run down and grab it.  I want to be in style while I sip my wine like a fashionista!

The Saturday Sale

This is a bit time sensitive, so if you love this outfit and want to see all the colors it comes in for only 75L per color, you will need to hit Belle Epoque today.  I’m not sure how long they keep their Saturday Sales up for.  This outfit fits Maitreya and Legacy only but gosh all the colors are stunning.  I had a difficult time trying to choose and finally went with my signature pink.  I can’t go wrong with pink… ever.  lol

No group is needed to get the sale price, so run on over and style up!  I’m *so* glad I saw this and grabbed it.  I am absolutely in love!

My table, chair and wine (and pose) are another 75L Nextup from Le Poppycock.  I love that I can wear the props and they pose me and so I have no need to rez, so I can use them anyplace (like I did!  lol)!

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit- Belle Epoque – Leila (75L per color for the Saturday Sale no group required)
Glasses – OLQINU : tasseled glasses <saint>

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – DS’ELLES-CHARLA – LUMIERE B
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– Sintiklia – Hair Rhiannon
Face Tattoo – rotten {love letters} C . black ink . plain [chk]

Extras

Location- The French Riviera
Pose and props (table, chair and wine) – 2. Le Poppycock *La Parisienne* Par excellence (75L per play Nextup)


Praying for Time

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And it’s hard to love
There’s so much to hate
Hanging on to hope
When there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above
Say it’s much, too much, too late
Well, maybe we should all be praying for time
Praying for Time – George Michael

Heya faboos!

Been hearing some horrible stories about war crimes being committed by the Russian armies and it just saddens me so much, how cruel we humans can be to one another.  We are supposed to be the most intelligent advanced species on the planet, but tell me, what other species is cruel to one another? Makes me question how intelligent and advanced we truly are.  So today I have donned my peace hat and am holding a light up in prayer, hoping for these atrocities to end.  It is the innocent who suffer in a war, and that is so wrong.

Meanwhile I’ve been working on this a bit longer than I would like, I’ve been under the weather but spent much of the last few days snuggled with the little man (Rocky, my Chi) and sleeping/watching tv and I have a bit more energy so I am tackling this again.

Let’s do this!

My super cute and bohemian peace hat was a marketplace find by Libelula World and it was free to scoop up!  One size fits all of course.

My top and jeans are the latest free group gift by Shanti (did you know that Shanti is Sanskrit for Peace?).  The group is 99L to join and you can grab several other group gifts as well, along with a monthly 100L that all VIP get.  You’ll also get half off all new releases so you do get your 99L worth (you basically get it right back via the gift card.  Pretty nifty huh!).  This outfit (both top and jeans) fits:

  • Curvy
  • Maitreya
  • Fine
  • Ebody
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Legacy
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus

My awesome pose with the sparkler is from Le Poppycock, it is another of their Nextup goodies that I have been grabbing lately.  The machines are only 75L a play and there are endless poses.

Anyhoo, better wrap this up.  It’s taken me far too long!

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Shanti Spring Boho Outfit (free group gift, group is 99L to join)
Hat – Libelula World No War Peace Hat Version 2 (free via marketplace)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – DS’ELLES-CHARLA – LUMIERE B
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– I forgot to note this!  eep!

Extras

Pose and sparkler-Le Poppycock 11. *Sparks Fly* Delight (75L Nextup)
Location – Mystic Dreamers Valley Mall


Whimsical Sunday Stroll

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Hey faboo gang!

It’s a rainy day here in my real life world, a day to crank up those fairy lights and delve into some fun second life fashion!

I love to find designers who are *not* on the big designer list and introduce them to everyone.  There are a helluva lot of good designers out there that you never hear about and who don’t even get a chance because they are overshadowed by those designers you *do* hear about every day!  I like to share these “mom and pop” designers, the small businesses of the grid to show them some support.

This time around I have found a cute place called It’s Me.  They have some freebies and dollarbies, but my eye caught this outfit which was still only 29L, I love the funky pattern on the overalls. It also comes with cute sneakers to match (not shown). This cute set which has both the top and the pants fits:

  • Maitreya
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

My pose is another cute 75L Nextup find from Le Poppycock.  I love that you wear the props and they pose you, so you have nothing to rez.  This pose comes with both the tree and the dove, as well as the pose, of course.

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – It’s Me Lexia Set 5 (29L)
Hair wreath – Lode Japanese Anemone (wine)
Necklace – AvaGirl Leaf Necklace

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – DS’ELLES-CHARLA – LUMIERE B
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– Ayashi Sauyki

Extras

Pose and tree (& bird)-Le Poppycock Juniper Tree Whispered Song (75L Nextup)
Location – My home