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Can’t Sleep

Can't Sleep
Hello there Fab Free’rs! Sorry to have been a little absent lately, I’m sure you all know how it is when real life decides to get in the way.  That said, I have been a little tired and I think I’m due for a day of doing nothing. In preparation for my day of well nothing I picked up the latest group gift for Fab Free group members at Satus Inc. The gift from Satus Inc. matches perfectly with these inexpensive tube socks from Classy Chics on the Marketplace. I also picked up the perfect pillows for lounging around at Zen Creations.

Don’t Grow Up It’s a Trap!

This over sized pajama shirt is a FREE gift at Satus Inc. for all Fabulously Free in SL group members. An over-sized shirt is my favorite lazy day lounge wear. The Fab Free group is always FREE to join. To get your gift, head over to Satus Inc. and wear your Fab Free group tag. Then just click the gift vendor. The shirt reads “Don’t Grow Up It’s a Trap” and I have to tell you I often agree with that statement!

Mesh Sizes Included: Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara, FitMesh (XS – XL), Belleza (Isis, Venus, Freya), TMP

Sleepy Pillows

These whimsical throw pillows are a current group gift at Zen Creations. Each pillow can change color via touch, and can be displayed together as shown or individually. The Zen Creations group is also FREE to join at this time. You’ll need to wear the Zen Creations group tag to get this FREE set of pillows.

Tube Socks

I secretly hope that tube socks never go out of style. Maybe they were never in style in the first place. Either way these socks are perfect for a day of do-nothing-ness. These socks are from a shop called Classy Chics on the Marketplace. They come as a Maitreya applier only for just 25 lindens. The hud has six color variations, five of which are white sock with colored stripes, and one black sock with white stripes.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – #taketomiWEST – Esha – Naturals

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Head Applier – Essences – #11 Essences [ErinM01]  RARE- @Pocket Gacha

Skin –  Essences – Medium01

Pajama ShirtSatus Inc. – [S] Elena Long Shirt Dress White – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is FREE to Join 

Applier Socks – Classy Chics – CC Tube Socks – Maitreya Applier HUD – 25L on the Marketplace

Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

PillowsZen Creations – Totally Sleepless Pillow Set – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Signature Poses

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Fishing for a Good Deal

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I absolutely adore when Sn@tch puts out their 7 Seas Fishing Grab Bags! Yesterday this generous creator put out their Fish 4 This Fall Grab Bag and I couldn’t be pleased peachier with the 20 gift items that I pulled “out of the water” with my re-usable fishing pole. (You all save those to reuse right?! right?!)

Just a few of the little things!

I wanted to show off a few of the things from the Sn@tch grab bag, but there is so much more to be had… dresses, sweaters, stockings, you name it. 20 items total! But pictured above were a few of my favorite items that I put together into an outfit to share with you:

  • Charlotte Hair (mini natural pack) … great colors!
  • Deadly Matte Lipstick (system layers and an omega applier!)
  • India Beaded Halter (Standard mesh sizes)
  • Daydream Blue Jeans (system layer plus Omega applier & prim cuffs)
  • High Heeled Sneaks (unrigged mesh, I adjusted and hid my Maitreya feet and these worked great!)

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Bad Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, Charlotte Hair Mini Natural Pack (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Lipstick – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, Deadly Matte Lipstick Fall Pack (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Shirt – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, India Beaded Halter in Brown (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Jeans – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, Daydream Jeans in Blue (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)
Shoes – Sn@tch – Fish 4 This – Fall Grab Bag, High Heel Sneaks in Fall (Free/7 Seas Fishing Outfit)

Sim Location – Val d’Orcia

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Rock & Roll is Here to Stay

Rock & Roll is Here to Stay
“Rock and Roll is Here to Stay, It Will Never Die” – Danny & The Juniors

Well hello again Fab Free’rs! As always, I’m really glad you’re here. If you need a way to spend a little time, No Cabide has teamed up with DM (Dakota Modas) for a fun Rock Mini Hunt at the No Cabide main location. The hunt consists of 16 total hunt prizes that range in cost from 1 to 15 lindens each. There are 3 complete rock themed looks that include clothing, accessories, and shoes. You could also mix and match the looks to create something entirely different. Though this is a hunt, the prizes aren’t really hidden so much as scattered around the No Cabide shop in cute red hearts. Most of the clothing is meant to fit Slink or Maitreya bodies, a few will also fit Belleza bodies. I’ve included a copy of the Rock Mini Hunt poster at No Cabide for added information, along with the usual list of credits below. Happy Hunting Fab Free! Also, the hunt ends September 27th, so don’t wait too long!

DM & No Cabide :: Mini Hunt I Love Rock L$ 1- 15*Vendor Photo by Athena Amulet

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – #taketomiWEST – Esha – Naturals

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Head Applier – Essences – #5 Essences [ErinP02] – @Pocket Gacha

Skin – Essences – Pale02

Choker & BraceletsNo Cabide – DM:: Bracelet Hunt#4 – 15L Rock Mini Hunt Prize

TopNo Cabide -DM::Top Maitreya-Slink Hunt #1 – 15L Rock Mini Hunt Prize

SkirtNo Cabide – DM :: Skirt Maitreya-Slink-Belleza Hunt #2 – 15L Rock Mini Hunt Prize

Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

ClutchNo Cabide – NC:: Look 2 Bag #7 – 1L Rock Mini Hunt Prize

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Signature Poses

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Summer’s Last Sunset

Summer's Last Sunset

A Sad Farewell…

As we say goodbye to summer (Goodbye summer, we will miss you.) and move into fall (Hi fall, how are you?), I reflect back on the summer of ’17. I’m glad it’s past but I am going to miss the warm days, the summer breeze,  and the sun setting later in the evening.

A Gift to be Happy About…

I’ve slipped out of my skin today and into a new FREE Mesh Avatar from ExMachina. If you are wanting to experiment with a mesh avatar or have a newbie friend, this would be a good starter for them. The best part, the group is FREE to join. I’m also wearing a pair of Swimsuit Shorts by !BBN! that is free to members of the Menstuff group. The group has a one time join fee of 50L but there are several gifts on the wall to make the lindens worth it.

♫ Though we gotta say goodbye, to the summer
Baby I promise you this
I’ll send you all my love every day in a letter
Sealed with a kiss  ♫

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Carson is wearing…

Avatar: ExMachina – Free Avatar ( FREE 0L/ 0L to join)
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Swimwear: !BBN! – Swimsuit Shorts @ The Menstuff Lounge (Free / 0L / 50L to join)

Pose: Wrong & the Owl @ The Hipster Men’s Event – Static Male Pose #3/2

Sim: Aloha Beach

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Creepy and Cute

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Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely one of those people who thinks of Halloween as being more of a season than a single day. I’m in a spooky festive mood already this year. I think these cute sweater dresses from OOPS are a fun way to ease into the season. They come together as a FREE group gift for all OOPS group members. I really like the off the shoulder style, however I think the term dress is relative in this case. My body shape would definitely not allow me to wear this sweater as a dress! The OOPS group has a one time join fee of 10 linden and there are several previous group gifts still available.

Mesh Sizes Included: Ebody, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), TMP

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Next up this three ring septum piercing is a FREE group gift from Boutique 187. I could wear this piercing every day, no matter if my outfit was dressy or casual. This group gift at Boutique 187 comes with a color change hud that lets you choose between 6 colors and you can change each ring separately. The Boutique 187 group has a one time join fee of 187 linden. Along with this piercing gift, there are several past gifts still available.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – #taketomiWEST – Aishwarya – The Hills

SkinEssences – Pale02

Head Applier – Essences – #04 Essences [ErinP02] – @Pocket Gacha

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

PiercingBoutique 187 – #187# VIP Gift BOX – Septum 3 Rings – FREE Group Gift/Group is 187L to Join

Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Sweaters – ::OOPS:: Creepy Dresses – FREE Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join 

Rings -^^Swallow^^Aphrodite Bento Rings

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1*Pose by Signature Poses

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Soft Golds

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The weather has cooled down the last few nights where I live… cold winds ushered in by thunderstorms. It’s made me think that fall will perhaps be here sooner rather than later. But that’s okay. I’ve always enjoyed the autumn breezes and warm browns and oranges that mark the season. It’s not quite cold enough for sweaters yet, but it’s cool enough I’m wanting to start my fall wardrobe, so I picked up a gift that tickled my fancy for that!

Soft Golds

I stopped by Guilia Design and picked up the Third Life Group gift called “Cherry Gold”. I’m not too sure about the name as the gift includes these great black leather pants plus this gold tones snake skin top and a separate mesh belt, but I’m going with it because I really love the outfit!

Cherry Gold comes in all the standard mesh sizes plus quality alpha layers for system bodies (if you need it). Remember, the Third Life group is only 10L to join if you are not already in it, so this gift will only cost you 10L. And the Third Life Group gives you access to gifts in stores all over the grid, so it’s well worth joining!

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Change of Pace

I don’t usually show off collar gifts, as they are not my personal style… but I love the quality of clothing and items at Salt & Pepper and I think the creator turns out some truly beautiful gifts. I wanted to make sure and share this new gift that Salt & Pepper has out for group members, as it’s incredibly well made and really lovely.

The “Toy” Collar comes in two versions “His Toy” or “Her Toy” and both are fully customizable with a hud that allows you to change the color of both the leather and the metal. (I’ve included a picture of the advertisement below to show the options). It is also resizable making it unisex as well. You’ll need to click the menu to find the resize option. It is RLV enabled for those who are interested.

The Salt & Pepper Group does have a one-time join fee of 300L, however there are quite a few very nice past group gifts still out for you to enjoy, and the creator is generous about putting out new, quality group gifts as well, making the fee worth it in my opinion!

S&P Collar Toy - GROUP GIFT

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Good Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Sherilyn
Collar – Salt & Pepper – Collar Toy, Her Toy, His Toy (Free Group Gift/Group is 300L to Join)
Outfit – Giulia Design – Cherry Gold (Free Third Life Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Sim Location – LEA 1

Astrids Signature


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Fab Free – Designer Friday – 09/15/2017 – Heaven & Hell

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Hello Hello Fab Free’rs! I’m always glad you’re here, especially on Friday (okay, almost Saturday)! I’m sure it goes without saying that this is indeed the Fab Free Designer Friday post for the week. Heaven & Hell is this week’s featured designer. Also you’ll be happy to know that Heaven & Hell has clothing for ladies as well as gentlemen. Along with clothing you’ll also find shoes at Heaven & Hell. The style could best be described as fun and flirty, leaning more toward casual clothing, but with some what I would call “date night” looks.

From the moment you enter the Heaven & Hell main shop, it’s obvious there is a lot to see. Just to the right of the circulation desk you’ll see boards mentioning associated groups and events. This is also where you can find the exclusive Fabulously Free in SL group gift. The gift is FREE to all Fab Free group members, just be sure to wear your tag. If you’re not already a Fab Free group member, there’s a joiner above the gift. The Fab Free group is and always will be FREE to join.
Heaven & Hell Offers
Once you’ve picked up your copy of the FREE Fab Free group gift previously announced by Love here, follow the trails on the floor toward the Heaven & Hell group gifts. The Heaven & Hell group is also FREE to join. You’ll find a vendor of FREE female Heaven & Hell group gifts to the left and a vendor of FREE male group gifts by Heaven & Hell to the right. Keep following the paths and you’ll come to a wall full of Lucky Letter boards, half of which require the Heaven & Hell group tag to participate, and half are open to everyone. There are male and female gifts in the Lucky Letter boards also. In the center of the Lucky Letter boards are a couple of Midnight Mania boards which also have a male and a female prize. Finally, you’ll also want to take note of the various “special offer” vendors positioned throughout the store. Happy shopping Fab Free! Enjoy all these awesome FREEbies!


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Queen Bee

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I’ve been out gathering the last blooms before fall really sets in. We’ve had a few warm days and some of the flowers still are blooming. The cold nights will soon be frosting over the last of the buds though.

Late Bloomer

This ruffled romper is perfect for picking late blooms with its pretty lacy textured design and soft color. And you can pick it up free at Ashmoot. It’s their exclusive FabFree gift to all of us! Just don your FabFree group tag and head over to the Ashmoot main-store to pick it up.

Available sizes:

  • Standard sizes XXS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Pose pretty!

My pretty pose is another 12L gift from the TWE12VE event! You can find this gift at the B’Style booth and the pose is called “Angel”. It is great for Second Life photographers! And for only 12L, I couldn’t pass it up!

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Queen Bee

Since I’m picking all these flowers, I have decided that I’m queen bee for the day, as stated by my most excellent tattoo. This was another TWE12VE event gift. I picked this gift up for 12L at the Lush booth. Inside the box was the cute omega applier tattoo pictured above!

A special gift

NSP Florals and [MUSE] sent out their September gift via group notices with a special announcement that their main-store would be temporarily closed due to an SL glitch (it will reopen as soon as possible). In the meantime you can get the current group gift in the notices (but hurry, notices only stay active for two weeks and it’s already been a few days). That’s where I got my beautiful set of 50s swing jewelry that I paired with my outfit.

Note* If you’re not already in the group, copy and paste this: secondlife:///app/group/fc7863f9-aea1-e3d3-9705-b37dd4bcd531/about into local chat and use it to join the group!

Don’t worry, the NSP Florals satellite store is still open and you can go to it to do your regular shopping for now using this teleport by clicking here. And the main-store will be back up soon! In the meantime, pick up the group gift from the notices!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Good Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Bianca
Jewelry – NSP Florals & [MUSE] – 50s Swing Necklace & Earrings (Free Group Gift/Group is 125 to Join) – get the gift from the notices
Tattoo – Lush – Queen Bee Tattoo (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)
Romper – Ashmoot – S/S CoLL _ Ruffle Rompser _ SG/Pea (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Pose – B’Style – Pose Angel (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)

Sim Location – The Cyprian Garden (adult Sim)

Astrids Signature


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Resting Witch Face

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Resting Witch Face

Hello hello Fab Free! Don’t worry, I’m not really gloomy. I just have “Resting Witch Face.” I’m sure some of you can relate to this. I’ve often been told I look upset or even angry when I am genuinely not. I just happen to look that way. So when I saw this FREE Subscriber gift tumbler from Astralia, I had to have it. Admittedly the rest of this look is inspired by the travel mug that cheekily reads “Resting Witch Face” with an arrow pointing up. To get your copy simply head over to Astralia and join their subscriber, then click the gift vendor and the cup will be sent to you.

The TRUTH

This hairstyle, much like Pru’s facial expression, is rather witchy if I do say so myself! These cropped curls are the September Group Gift for TRUTH VIP Group members. As with all the group gifts from TRUTH, this one is a fatpack. Additionally it has a stylist hud so you can change up the style of the hair. I went with this little side braid. I think I’ll be wearing it for a while. Currently the TRUTH VIP group is 350 linden to join.

Cubic Cherries

The top and the bindi Pru has on are both recent group gifts at Cubic Cherry. I think there was even another group gift sent out in the group notices today! I know there are several available at the store. Anyway, I digress, this top is really cute if you’re going for a casual goth look. It comes in a single mesh size (which I think is meant for TMP and could easily be unisex), and in 4 color variations, black & white (shown), black & red, white & black, and white & red. The top fits like a slouchy over-sized tee on my shape/body, which I’m totally okay with. The second gift is the triangular Norse bindi. I like bindis in general, but I think this one is very cool because it’s different from a lot of the ones I am used to seeing. This Cubic Cherry gift comes in black (shown), brass, gold, and silver. At this time the Cubic Cherry group is 66 linden to join.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – TRUTH VIP – Athena – FREE Group Gift/Group is 350L to Join 

Skin – Essences – Nyx (Catwa & Omega) – Previously at Somber

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Bindi – [Cubic Cherry] {Norse} bindi – FREE Group Gift/Group is 66L to Join

Brows – Just Magnetized – Perfect Eyebrows – set 02 for OMEGA & CATWA

Eye Makeup/Lipstick – ~Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Mei Applier set – Currently @anyBody

Tattoos – Letis Tattoo :: Meredith :: MM17002 ::

T0p – [Cubic Cherry] {Eyn} tees (tmp exp.) – FREE Group Gift/Group is 66L to Join 

Tumbler – Astralia – Witch Latte gift! – FREE Subscriber Gift 

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Signature Poses

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Do you believe in magic?

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TWE12VE is a new event this year that begins on the 12th of each month. To celebrate their first year, creators are giving gifts for just 12L each at their booths. I’m here to show you a few of the fantastic finds I picked up when I went to check out the goings on!

Do you believe?

I believe in magic! And tee shirts! I’ve become an avid fan of JellyRoll clothing since I discovered the cute brand, and JellyRoll is at TWE12VE with a few new releases as well as a 12L gift. Their gift, which you can pick up for just 12L, is a texture change tee called Magic that comes with a hud with four different textures. I’ve included the vendor advertisement at the end of this post so you can see all the textures available. It comes in several sizes to accommodate many mesh body types as well!

Sizes available:

  • Standard sizes XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Something magical

I stopped by the Adorably Strange Wares booth and picked up their 12L gift and was thrilled with what I found when I unpacked the box. I rezzed it out and discovered that it was floor glitter! You can get a pretty good idea of the look of it in the picture above, but the picture doesn’t really do it justice. The floor glitter shimmers, glitters, and moves just like magic and a swatch of it that covers a fairly good sized area is only 3 prim to set out. The gift is copiable so you can set out as many as you need to decorate your area!

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Last touches

I finished off my look with a gift from Indigenous Designs. For just 12L, I picked up their gift box and this Rose Choker was in the box. There were two in the box actually… one in gold and one in silver. I’m wearing the silver in the picture above. The details on this choker are really pretty and it makes a nice final touch to a casual outfit (or perhaps for a more formal date?). Either way, I was charmed by its look!

JellyRoll - Magic Graphic Tees - NOT MY ART - VENDOR ARTWORK

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Bad Girl (w/ Catwa lipstick applier used)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Itch
Choker – Indigenous Designs – Engraved Antique Silver Rose Chocker, also comes in gold (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)
Shirt – JellyRoll – Magic Graphic Tees (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)
Jeans – JellyRoll – Weekender Jeans
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Floor Glitter – Adorably Strange Wares – The Mystic Glimmer Floor Glitz (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)

Sim Location – Private Location

Astrids Signature