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The Ringmaster & His Apprentice


The Ringmaster and his Apprentice

Hello Fab Free, step right up! The Ringmaster and his lovely apprentice welcome you to the circus, or more accurately, the blog! You guessed it, I’ve teamed up with that man of mine again to bring you some fabulous finds. This time we did a bit of the Jester’s Revenge Hunt and picked up the male and female hunt prizes at Mishmash. The Jester’s Revenge Hunt is a free hunt, and it lasts until April 30th.

Though definitely not your typical everyday wear, I thought these free matching outfits by Mishmash were a lot of fun. They would be great for roleplay, or themed parties. Each of the outfits is a separate prize. You’ll be hunting a little gold nugget. Both outfits come in several sizes. The men’s suit also includes an alpha layer.

Men’s Sizes Included: Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, Slink Male, TMP, Standard Mesh (xs-XL)

Women’s Sizes Included: Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara, TMP, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus)

M Hint – Zilla has a joke for you

F Hint – Perhaps I can give you a hand

P.S. Make sure you check out Blue’s credits for some freebie finds for the guys!

Here are the details!

Blue is wearing:

Pru is wearing:

*Pose by Reina Photography
Photo taken at Royalty Backdrops


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Fab Free Designer of the Week – BonBon

Hello hello Fabulous Fab Free’rs! It’s been time for a “Designer of the Week” style post for a minute now, so for today I’m happy to share with you BonBon. First, I want to point out that the grounds surrounding the BonBon main location are just beautiful. Definitely take a little time when you’re there to look around a bit. That said, BonBon is a cute little shop which mostly sells female hairstyles. The style of BonBon is very doll-like and cute, the term kawaii definitely comes to mind although there are plenty of hairstyles that could fit any look.

Along with the feminine hairstyles, you’ll find a few makeup items, and some equally doll-like clothing and accessories in gacha machines. Inside the entrance you’ll see the “circulation desk” as I call it, where you can access all of BonBon’s social media and the store group. Right now there are quite a few BonBon group gifts available, they are conveniently lined up on a shelf above the desk. You’ll also notice some of the gifts have a heart above them. One of those gifts is the current Fabulously Free in SL group gift, which you’ll likely recall seeing this super cute style in Aline’s post “Stay Safe.” There is also a free gift that is available exclusively on the Marketplace. Aline also showed us that gift in her pose “I Sparkle I Shine.” In addition to the gifts being displayed above the desk, the most recent of the gifts along with the Fabulously Free in SL gift are also available on the wall opposite the desk. To get the Fab Free group gift you will need the Fabulously Free in SL group tag. The Fab Free group is always free to join. For the BonBon group gifts, you’ll need to join the BonBon store group which does have a one-time join fee of 99 linden. Which when you consider the number of available group gifts, is still a pretty great deal. Happy Shopping Fab Free!


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Bein’ a Little Bit Extra, Poolside


Bein' Extra at the Pool

Hi Fab Free! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in need of a pool day for weeks. Second Life to the rescue! Of course, no pool day of mine would be complete without my sweetheart. He’s the best, and he still think’s I’m pretty cute even when I’m bein’ a little extra at the pool! haha We both managed to find some great sales, and a few summer freebies to share with you as well. Keep reading for all the details.

Playfulness aside, this sweet poolside pose is part of a current sale happening at Ardent Poses. The sale ends in just a few days on April 15th, and all the sale items including couples poses, and individual pose packs are marked just 65 linden. You don’t need to wear a specific group tag, just head over to Ardent Poses and shop these fabulous bargains!

MonoKini

Speaking of sales, Beautiful Hustler is also having a big sale. Their entire second floor is marked down. Pru’s sexy mono-kini is one of the sale items marked at just 75 linden. Most of the sale items are priced at 75 linden. You’ll find a little bit of everything including lingerie, swimwear, and dresses. This bikini comes in 3 mesh sizes (Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass), and is every bit as cute from the back as it is from the front, maybe even cuter. There are also other colors available. This sale ends on April 15th, so do not wait! Also, you can wear your Beautiful Hustler group tag, (the group is free to join) and score credit toward future purchases while you shop.

My guy Blue also happens to be sporting a few summer freebies! You can pick up his hairbase hairstyle at Volkstone. This perfect-for-summer style is called “Maick”, and it is a free group gift. The group is also free to join. This freebie comes in mesh head appliers for Catwa heads, and Omega compatible heads.
Remmy Shorts

Additionally, his swim shorts are a free group gift version of the Remy shorts by Matova for the Gallant Magazine group members. The Gallant Magazine group is also free to join. Please note that only the special edition version is included in this gift. The above ad is just to give you a better look at the style. The swim trunks/undwear (SL is versatile like that!) come fitted for the Aesthetic male body, Belleza Jake, and Signature Gianni. I’m not sure how long these men’s gifts will be available, so don’t wait on them either!

{what next} Summer Drinks for SL15B

Lastly, the cute pineapple drink Pru is holding in the top photo is part of a free set of summer drinks by What Next that you can find on the Marketplace. It comes with each drink pictured in 2 sizes, and a drink dispenser in each of the shapes. The drinks have hold poses with a drinking animation. To use them as a photo prop, I just rez’d one to the ground and positioned it in Pru’s hands.

Here are the details!

Pru is wearing:

  • Hair – DOUX – Dreemdoll hairstyle [Fades]
  • Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
  • Skin – EssencesLitzi
  • Monokini – Beautiful Hustler – [bh]roped monokini irri teal – 75L *Second Floor Spring Sale Ends April 15th
  • Drink – {what next} Summer Drinks – Free on the Marketplace
  • Tattoos – The Ivory Rose
  • Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Blue is wearing:

  • Hair – Volkstone – Maick Hairbase – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 
  • Head – CATWA – Dude Bento
  • Skin – StrayDog – Apen Tone 05
  • Facial Hair – CDC Creations – Beard 52
  • Swim Trunks – Matova – Remmy Shorts – Free Gallant Magazine Group Gift/Group is Free to join 
  • Body – Belleza Jake

Couple’s Pose (top photo) – Ardent Poses – Poolside – 65L *Sale Ends April 15th
Floatie w/Pose (bottom photo) – {what next} Lazy Summer Floatie (citrus)
Pool – [ Focus Poses ] Pool Backdrop
Background – [ Focus Poses ] Beach Backdrop


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Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

Four more days. Winter will come for us in four…more…days. The days of Ice and Fire are almost here.

Can you tell, I am soooo excited to see the return of one of my favorite shows: Game of Thrones. I have so many questions. Will Jon discover his birth-right? Will Cersei die? Will Brienne fall into Tormund’s eager arms? I can hardly wait for the 14th!  At least I can play out my GoT dreams on the Grid while I’m waiting. And I get to do it with a giant new friend! All thanks to the Ice and Fire Event going on until April 13th. I made the rounds and played a ton of gachas but this outfit and my companion Dire wolf are my favorites.

The Garb

My blouse, corset and skirt are from the Luas “Ondina” 50L perplay gacha.  The blouse and skirt each come in five colors while the corset comes in either black or brown leather. There is also a fur stole to win that I didn’t get. The RARE is a gorgeous full dress or a set of accessories.

Sizes Included

  • Maitreya Exclusive

The Jewels

My gorgeous necklace is ‘Melisandra’ from !dM. There are nine colors of stones to win and each one allows you to customize the fit and the colors of the metals and settings. Plus, there are three styles of necklace to win.

The Wolf

Once again, Jinx has just really wowed me! The “Dire Wolves” gacha is just amazing! There are fifteen common ‘static’ poses and three RAREcompanions for your 75L perplay. I say “Static” because these wolves are Animesh. So the statics breathe and blink. Some even wag their tails. Of course, you do need an animesh enabled viewer to see the movements but it is well worth the update. My companions movements are smooth and so very realistic.

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Hair – Limerence – Lina

Top, Skirt + Corset -Luas – Ondina – 50L perplay Gacha @ The Ice and Fire Event

Jewelry – !dM – Melisandra – 50L perplay Gacha @ The Ice and Fire Event

Dire Wolf Companion – Jinx – 75L perplay Gacha @ The Ice and Fire Event

Photo Location – Soul2Soul Highlands


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Free Photography Backdrops by The Bearded Guy!


Hey there Fabulouses! Previously on the blog, I had sent you to The Bearded Guy to slap a couple of Midnight Mania Boards for FREE backdrops, and Bonita Luminos was kind enough to contact me to let me know that the prizes have been switched out for new backdrops!!  Once these boards are filled with 70 slaps, you’ll be sent the backdrops which are excellent for photography purposes!  Time to revisit 🙂

Thanks for the great tip, Bonita!!

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Happy When it Rains


Happy When it Rains

Hi Fab Free! Thank you for being here. Have you noticed all the hunts happening? It seems to me there are quite a few. I did a little bit of the Save Earth Hunt, and wanted to share two of the gifts with you. The Save Earth Hunt is a grid-wide dollarbie hunt. Each prize is just 1 linden, and the hunt object is a pink rosebud. The dress, and the animated umbrella Pru is having a ball with are both 1 linden SEH prizes. Keep reading for all the extra information!

The Umbrella – I thought this fun umbrella prop by Orphic for the Save Earth Hunt was just too cute to not share with you. It comes in a day version (shown) and a night version (not shown). By clicking the handle of the umbrella you can turn the rain particle effect on or off. Clicking the top part of the umbrella will let you start or stop the animated pose. This playful hunt prize is just 1 linden, so don’t miss out!

Hint – “Try for the Hi-Score”

The Dress – The patchwork and denim sundress Pru has on is by Freda. This style dress just screams happy warm sunshine days in my opinion. Also, I think it would be just as cute with almost any type of shoe you wanted to wear with it. The dress is another dollarbie Save Earth Hunt prize. It is mesh and comes in quite a few sizes. Also included are standard/classic mesh sizes and an alpha layer for classic non-mesh avatars. Don’t miss this adorable dollarbie!

Sizes Included: Classic Mesh (xs- XL), Belleza (Isis, Venus, Freya), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Ocacin, Ebody, Maitreya Lara

Hint “Help Freda sewing in the back of the shop and you will find your gift beside the sewing machines.”

Here are the details!

Hair – Clawtooth: Soaked (Brunettes w/roots Pack)
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Litzi
Dress – “Freda” Luisa Refashion Dress honey – 1L SEH Prize
Boots – #EMPIRE – Aquilegia
Tattoos – The Ivory Rose – I&R Somber tattoo / I&R Downhearted tattoo
Hands – Maitreya Mesh Hands
Body – Slink Physique
Umbrella w/Pose/Particles – !Orphic! Portable Weather Umbrella – 1L SEH Prize
Photo taken at Backdrop City


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Druidia


Druidia

Hi Fab Free! I’m back with some beautiful landscape/scenery finds from Simply Shelby. The setting in the above photograph is almost entirely made up of either one of the 30 Linden Saturday items at Simply Shelby or the equally awesome and completely free April group gift also at Simply Shelby. The only reason I say “almost” is because that small patch of green grass is not included. Keep reading for all the details about each fabulous offer at Simply Shelby.

30L SaturdaySimply Shelby has several offers for today’s 30L Saturday items. Generally speaking, I believe Simply Shelby does leave these items up until the following Saturday, however I wouldn’t guarantee that, so do not miss these just in case! I picked up her Druid’s Cave both because I love it, and of course because I really wanted to share it with you! This set includes the cave, with the added vines, candles, the little crystals and mushrooms, along with the Druid Priest, the alter, and an additional vine. The Druid Priest, the alter, and the vine are all copy, so you can rez out as many as you like, or leave them out all together. The cave is copy as well. No group is needed for this awesome set, just teleport to Simply Shelby and run over to the “Sales” building where you can purchase this set for just 30 linden along with several other fantastic items.


Simply Shelby Mystical Druid Cave

April Group Gift – The free April group gift at Simply Shelby is this lovely maple tree with surrounding floral landscape, rocks, and the adorable bunny all together. This item is no transfer, however it is copy and modify so you can adjust it to your liking if you so desire. Just be sure to make a copy first! To get your copy of this free group gift, you’ll need the Simply Shelby group tag. The group is currently free to join. Also, there are quite a few other group gifts also available. The Simply Shelby group gifts are located in the VIP/Hunts & Events building alongside the Lucky Chairs and Midnight Madness boards.

Here are the details:

Druid Cave – Simply Shelby – Mystical Druid Cave box vrs2 – 30L for 30L Saturday

Maple Tree w/Rabbit – Simply Shelby – Spring Maple with wildflowers – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 

Grass – Kitty Creations – Green Grass *Part of the Hearts Desire Garden Set


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How To: Easily find what you are looking for on FabFree

Hey there Fabulous Readers!  I have seen a couple of comments recently on the FabFree Blog expressing frustration and confusion on how to navigate our blog that inspired me to write up a quick “How To” post that  may help some of our readers find what they are looking for.  On FabFree we have thousands of views every day, and with that we realize that our readers are not all here for the same thing.  Some of our readers are here to find 100% free stuff, some of our readers don’t mind group fees or small hunt costs, and some appreciate the good deals we come across too.  Some of you are deep readers, and some picture scan and skim to the credits.  We appreciate you all, and no matter which group you fall into, and I think these navigational tips might help.

We enjoy a true fabulous freebie when we come across them and that is our focus here on the FabFree Blog, but we also know it is important to contribute financially to support the designers who are being so generous, and also Second Life for letting us all be here to enjoy such a wonderful pixel world.  As volunteer bloggers here on FabFree, we also enjoy a little freedom to blog things when they inspire us that may or may not be free.

An explanation of our crediting system

In our blog posts, you’ll find that we normally do a photo at the top, explanatory text in the middle and credits at the bottom.  We all use this same blogging style on FabFree to make it easier for you all to read.  If you are looking for fast 100% freebies, what you need to be skimming for is BOLD RED text.

  • BOLD RED – 100% FREE Item
  • BOLD BLACK – FREE, but comes with a catch, like a group fee or cost of a fishing rod to obtain
  • REGULAR TEXT – In posts with regular text in the credits only means that the post features under 75L items, but nothing free.

The magical search bar

A the top of our blog right under the header, you will find a search bar.  If you are looking for a gift by a particular designer or a particular item, you can use search terms to find the item you seek.  There is a little trick with this WordPress search bar….  First it will list all of the blog posts with the search term found in the title, and it will go all the way back to 2007 (lol), and then it will start over searching inside the blog posts.  Make sure you go all the way back to 2007 and check for blog posts with the search term too.  If there are 3 billion posts in the list, try narrowing your search down with a designer and a store name.. Eg.  “Blueberry Joggers” instead of “Blueberry” or “Joggers”.

We have categories!

So…  you are on a mission to find something in particular.  You can find the category drop down menu on the right hand side of the blog under the group gift listing button near the top.  I didn’t count our categories, but I am going to guess there are over 50 of them, and they really do help to narrow a search down.  Just as an example…  For all you guys complaining that you have to weed through all this boring lady stuff to find things for men – all you need to do is select “mens” in the drop down menu and it will list ONLY posts with men’s items in them.  To go a step further, you might even want to bookmark the link ( https://fabfree.wordpress.com/category/mens/ ), so next time you visit – you can go straight to that category.  Looking for hair under 75L? Click on the “hair” category.  We try to tag everything under 75L into a category so you can find it!

Have a favourite blogger?  Find them easily!

Now of course we recommend you reading everyone’s posts, because you never know what you might find, but maybe you have a favourite blogger…  You relate to their fashion sense or just enjoy their writing style…  Maybe you just like their butt, I don’t know, and I don’t judge ;D.  If you’d like to keep tabs on a certain blogger, all you need to do is find a recent post of theirs and click on their name under the date on the left hand side.  This will list all of their posts.  Here are some handy links:

I hope this helps you find what you are looking for a little easier – thanks so much for reading FabFree!!  If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to one of us inworld or by commenting on a post.  We’re happy to help!

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White Winged Dove

White Winged Dove

Just like the white winged dove

sings a song

sounds like she’s singing

Oh, baby, oh said oh

Stevie Nicks ~ Edge of Seventeen

Fly like a Dove

Like the divine Ms. Nicks sang… I’m a white winged dove today thanks to !dM’s gacha “Colibri”.  Colibri is their gacha at the current round of Gachaland and it sneaks in just under the wire at 75L per play. even though it’s at the top of our price range, you get the entire outfit you see here for one pull. That’s right! The top, bottom and wings are all in the one prize. Both the top and bottom have a color change script for the metal bits and you can choose your amount of feather coverage. The wings are also resizable and have the same color change for the metal. With fifteen common colors are three rare colors, you are sure to find one ( or two ) that you love!

Sizes Included

  • Maitreya Lara Exclusive

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Northern Wind

Top, Bottom and Wings – !dM – Colibri – 75L per play gacha @ Gachaland

Photo location – Luanes Spring World

 

 

 


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Pastel Unicorns

Pastel Unicorns

We’re all talking about Spring now. Wasn’t winter just a few days ago? I may still have some Christmas gifts I have to put away… Anyway… the weather is just right for something cozy but still fresh and … well.. Springy!

Spring Pastels

Luas has the perfect thing for cozy yet fresh and fun. This is the current Group Gift, the “Lightrona Hoodie”.  Luas is certainly spoiling us with this one. Lightrona comes with a HUD to change the color of the hoodie itself to one of four colors. Plus you can choose one of eight cute designs for the front or even no design at all. Luas’ group is only 50L to join and you will get a lovely gift each month. I think it’s linden well spent.

Sizes Included

  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Freya

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Hair – Limerence – Jinna

Top – Luas – Lightrona Hoodie – Free/0L – Free Group Gift- Group is 50L to join

Photo Location – Lost Dreams