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Fab Free Designer Friday – 11/11/2016 – Pretty Kitty Design

Pretty Kitty DesignWelcome Fab Free’rs! It’s that time of the week again where we get to talk about one of our Fabulous Fab Free Designers. This Friday’s featured designer is Pretty Kitty Design. You will not want to miss the colorful experience that is Pretty Kitty Design.  At Pretty Kitty Design you’ll mostly find a wide variety of formal and casual ladies mesh clothing, with a few men’s items sprinkled in. There are also a few seasonal decor items, KittyCats items, and additional clothing items upstairs. Throughout the Pretty Kitty Design store there are several opportunities to score fantastic freebies. On the desk pictured above you’ll see several of the FREE group gifts available, including the Fab Free exclusive group gift which was previously blogged here. The Fab Free group is of course always FREE to join, and you’ll be glad to know the Pretty Kitty Design group is FREE to join as well.
Lucky Letter BoardsBehind the desk near the landing point at Pretty Kitty Design shoppers will find several gacha machines, and two Lucky Letter Boards. There’s a group only board, and a FREE for everyone board. Both Lucky Letter Boards seem to have rotating gifts, so the gift changes when the letter does. Also, you can even get a gift just for being in the Pretty Kitty Design store! There is a random gift giver in the store that will randomly send a gift to customers while they shop.
ARCTIC Tech Info 2One of the most unique things about Pretty Kitty Design is the inclusion of ARCTIC Technology.  The above photo is of the demo area for ARCTIC Technology located to the right of the circulation desk at Pretty Kitty Design. ARCTIC Technology is a creative alternative way to color customize your Pretty Kitty Design items. The in-world demo area shown goes into great detail about how the ARCTIC Technology works, and will even let you physically see the system in action without having to purchase anything. Needless to say, there are tons of reasons to stop by Pretty Kitty Design and check everything out!


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Infected Zombie Hunter

Infected Zombie HunterI found my Halloween costume, and just in time too! It seems like zombies and zombie hunters are everywhere this year, and for good reason. Like the vampires of years past, zombies have taken over television and movies in a big way. That said, when I saw this wicked bloody tank top from COCO, my mind instantly went to zombie land. Thankfully, Second Life is awash with creativity, and I was able to find most of what I needed to put this look together without letting go of too many lindens.

I mentioned the tank top as the centerpiece that inspired this “Infected Zombie Hunter” look. It’s one of several FREE group gifts available at COCO. Before I go into detail about the top, when going to the COCO store to add this to your wardrobe, be mindful of which section you’re shopping in. The COCO store is huge, and there are sections dedicated to their doll avatars as well as regular avatars. You’ll find a version of this top in both sections, so don’t get fooled like I did. Make sure you’re in the section with ladies clothing and not doll clothes. LOL That little bit of information out of the way, once you’re in the right place you’ll find a full wall of group gifts with a group joiner near by. The COCO group is FREE to join. Once you’re wearing your COCO group tag, all the gifts are FREE as well, just click the vendors. This bloody tank top gift is fully mesh, and comes in several body fit sizes, and standard mesh sizes.Infected Zombie Hunter CloseAnyone who knows me knows it would be completely out of character for me to go all gore and no glam, even on Halloween. I needed to be a little bloody but still wanted to keep it pretty, Izzie’s had just the thing. These bloody eyes and lips are from an applier package I found by Izzie’s for FREE on the Marketplace. The listing says it’s a limited time Halloween gift, so I’d imagine after today (Oct. 31st) the price will go up. These delicate blood drips can be applied either to the eyes, the lips, or both in 3 shades of red. This FREE set includes appliers for as well as classic system layers. I’m really thrilled with the end result, so don’t miss out on this fun bit of gore by Izzie’s while you can still get it at this fantastic freebie.

Speaking of the Marketplace, I also stumbled across this set of bloody eyes by Inkheart. These mesh eyes were just too perfect to pass up, especially since they are just 1 linden. These “vampire” eyes come in 3 mesh sizes, along with matching system layers. I think they would be spook-tacular with any ghoulish costume!

Continuing on with the idea of being glamorous at all times, this manicure from ZOZ was the perfect finishing touch. Who says a Zombie Hunter can’t have perfectly polished claws?! This particular shade of glossy red is part of the Fab Free exclusive group gift at ZOZ. Just wear your Fab Free tag and click the vendor on the circulation desk at the ZOZ main store, and you’ll be sent your FREE gift. The set has also been featured in one of Katherine’s beautiful posts, and of course in the Fab Free Group Gift Listing by Love.  The Fab Free Group Gift List shows the full set of fall colors that are included in this gorgeous nail polish gift.

Happy Halloween Fab Free!! Here are the details.

Hair little bones. Suffragette – Ombre&Roots

Skin/Head Applier – Essences – Hope (Freakshow Carnivale special) – Currently @Freakshow Carnivale 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Eyes – * Inkheart * – Blood Eyes – Vampire – 1L on the Marketplace

Bloody Eyes/Mouth – Izzie’s – Bloody Tears & Lips (Halloween Limited Time Gift) – FREE on the Marketplace

Bat w/Pose – [Since1975] – Bat’sGacha – Jackson – Past Gacha *Not Currently in the Store

Tank Top – *COCO*_Gift_BloodyTankTop – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Manicure – {ZOZ} Faded Winter Polish (Fat) – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is FREE to Join 

Tattoos – ~silentsparrow~ Spooky Tattoos – Past Fifty Linden Friday

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 10/28/2016 – Rowena’s Designs

Happy Friday Fab Free! It’s that time of the week again where we get to introduce one of our many Fabulous Fab Free designers. This week I have the pleasure of introducing Rowena’s Designs! We don’t always get the chance to really talk about the awesome designers that generously participate in Fab Free, so I hope you’ve all been enjoying these Friday posts. Not only is it a great way to learn a little about each shop and what they offer, it’s our way of showing our appreciation for each designer. The Fab Free community just wouldn’t be the same without them.
RD Gifts 1Rowena Springflower of Rowena’s Designs has often generously participated in Fab Free events and the Fab Free group over the last few years, and we are delighted that they continue to do so. Her store has grown immensely in it’s relatively short time in Second Life.  Rowena’s Designs offers women’s mesh clothing that is as beautiful as it is affordable. The clothing style is what I would call modern, with enough variety that there is bound to be something for everyone. You’ll find shoes, casual, and formal attire, also most outfits will include a color change hud for added versatility. Additionally there is a wealth of opportunities to score FREE and or very inexpensive clothing. Rowena’s Designs has current store group gifts available at the back of the store. Simply head to the left and strait back from the store entrance. The “Designs by Rowena” group is FREE to join and will keep you informed about gifts, events, and new releases. You’ll see group gift boards, as well as Lucky boards, Mini Mania, and Midnight Mania boards right away.
RD Gifts 2Once you’re in the area, turn to your left and you’ll see more opportunities for gifts, including the fantastic Fab Free group gift exclusive which was previously blogged here by Love Trill. In this same area of the Rowena’s Desgins section of the store, you’ll also find some inexpensive outfits next to a couple of Riot boards. I’m not positive how low the Riot boards will take the price, but it would be fun to find out! So take a moment, bring your friends, and check out Rowena’s Designs. Pack your wardrobe with beautiful clothes by Rowena Springflower. Oh! I can’t believe I almost forgot, once you’ve joined the Designs by Rowena group, you’ll want to head upstairs and check out the several past group gifts that are still available. Happy Shopping Fab Free!


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FabFree’s Fall Fun Photo Challenge Ends in 3 Days!

You haven’t forgotten the Fall Fun Photo Challenge have you, FabFree?

Fabfree Fall Fun Photo Challenge

JUST 3 DAYS LEFT!

The Fall Fun FabFree Photo Challenge ends October 31st, so there are just three days left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

We already have some amazing photos in the contest. Why not take a look at the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool at some of the great entries so far?!

GET INVOLVED!

Then charge up your cameras and head out into the leaves… spiderwebs, pumpkins, wheelbarrows… whatever says “Fall Fun” to you and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between October 1st and October 31st. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

THE PRIZES!

This round of the photo challenge is hosted by the amazing creator Petite Mort who has generously offered to donate the prizes!

1,000L gift certificate to Petite Mort for the winner, and

500L gift certificate to Petite Mort for the runner up!

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HERE’S HOW IT WORKS!
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On September 1st, ( or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

RULES!
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
3. You may enter as many times as you like.
4. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

GOOD LUCK!


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Tis Kustom

Tis Kustom Hello Fab Free’rs, I hope you’ve all been having a wonderful week! I’m doing pretty well myself, especially after indulging in a little retail therapy at the current round of Kustom 9. This round of Kustom 9 is an anniversary round. Can you believe Kustom 9 has turned 3? In it’s relatively short time in Second Life, Kustom 9 has become one of the events I personally enjoy the most. I like the fact that it has remained a smaller event while still bringing in quality designers, at least in my opinion. In celebration of this anniversary, most if not all the participating vendors have put out a 9 linden gift. I picked up several, and the ones shown here are just a handful that I thought went well together.

This cute shoulder-length hairstyle is the K9 gift from MINA. I am always a sucker for heavy blunt bangs! I also like the swept back look of the style. I think it appears as though it could be tied back, but it floats over the shoulders and ends in a sort of feathery natural looking edge. The hair includes a color change hud of pretty “light brown” variations, and a version with and one without materials enabled.

Next, Essences also placed out a pretty variation on their Sophia skin as their K9 gift. This lovely face with the lilac lips is a Catwa head applier only. The gift applier is in the Essences medium01 tone with dark brows, and costs just 9 lindens like all the gifts at Kustom 9. I think the subtle makeup on this Catwa head applier by Essences is great for everyday wear. I also believe would look just as nice with casual clothing as it would with formal attire.

Fab Free’s own Kathryn commented on the photo for this post in Flickr that these eyes were “striking”. I completely agree with her, she always has such nice things to say! The eyes are part of the K9 gift from S0NG. S0NG’s 9 linden gift includes this hazy blue pair of eyes, and an equally strange and beautiful greenish pair. Named the “Bomi” eyes, each pair comes in a  mesh set, as well as a classic system layer.

Finally, this glittery iridescent choker with the little heart is from Pumpkin and I’m crushing on it big time! lol The mesh collar/choker has such a fun vibe, and it made me think of all the fun plastic jewelry I would have worn in my teens. Needless to say there was an instant feeling of slight nostalgia which is always a good thing in my book. The glittery heart choker has resize scripts built in for easy fitting, and is seriously cute on, especially for just 9 lindens.

Here are the details, I hope you like this small sample of the Anniversary gifts at Kustom 9.

Hair – MINA – Odyle – Light brown – 9L @Kustom9 

Catwa Head Applier – Essences Catwa Applier [K9 Gift] – 9L @Kustom9 

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Bomi Eyes :: – 9L @Kustom9 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Choker – [Pumpkin] Glitter Heart Choker- Gift – 9L @Kustom9 

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Electric Love

Electric Love Hello again Fab Free’rs, I’m happy to be here, thanks for coming by and checking out the blog today! I’ve got some exciting things to share with you. As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, we have started involving Second Life’s wonderful designers again and part of that involvement has meant some generous Fab Free exclusive group gifts. One such gift is this two piece skirt and sweater outfit from Pretty Kitty Design. Though the outfit is cute enough on its own, I added the most recent gift from Nar Mattaru. I’m a sucker for cute Halloween stuff, and this fun Halloween themed face tattoo was just too cute to resist.

Starting with the outfit from Pretty Kitty Design, there’s so much to tell you about I’m almost not sure where to begin! The top and skirt come in standard mesh sizes, as well as fitted sizes for specific mesh bodies. Each piece can be worn separately or together for the complete look. Now here’s where it gets even more interesting. The outfit includes a unique color change system called ARCTIC Tech that is exclusive to Pretty Kitty Design. What is ARCTIC you ask? It’s a hud driven color change system. This system has the ability to continually cycle through a spectrum of colors at random or allow you to choose a specific color that will not shift until you change it. If you’re having trouble visualizing what I’ve described, I understand! You can see a working demo at the Pretty Kitty Design main store. It really is cool to watch as the colors in the clothing shift. The ARCTIC Tech color change system changes the “colored” parts of the outfit only, the black materials will remain black. This FREE Fab Free group gift from Pretty Kitty Design is available to all Fab Free group members, just wear your tag. If you’re not a member yet, don’t worry the Fab Free group is always FREE to join.

Next up, as I mentioned above, I found the group gift from Nar Mattaru too cute to resist! This gift is an applier for Catwa heads only. In the applier you’ll find several small under-eye tattoo options that include images such as this cute little bat under Pru’s eye. There are 8 total goth/Halloween themed images in the applier. To change the color of your tattoo, which is white when applied, you’ll need to use the main hud included with your Catwa head. Within the Catwa hud, you have the option of manually adjusting the cheek makeup color, this will let you change the color of your tattoo to anything you choose. The Nar Mattaru group has a one time join fee of 149 lindens. You’ll find this cute Halloween themed gift available along with a previous gift behind the counter at the Nar Mattaru main store.

I hope you enjoy these fun gifts! Here are the details.

Hair –  enVOGUE – HAIR Thalia – Dark Greys

Skin – Essences Catwa Appliers [Sophia] – Currently @Kustom9 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Face TattooNar Mattaru – <Nar> Hallowed Face Tattoos for Catwa – FREE Group Gift / Group  is 149L to Join

OutfitPretty Kitty Design –  :PKD:Raven Outfit – FREE Group Gift / Fab Free Group is FREE to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by – WetCat

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Lathertha, Elf Ranger

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Hello everyone!!  Yesterday, in my post [HERE]… I showed you a couple of really nice hunt prizes from The Good Gorean Hunt, and I wasn’t done there.

I am back again today to tell you that glYph is also participating in this free hunt and has a fabulous full outfit prize for you!  When you locate the hidden “G” hunt icon at the store, you can pick up the Lagertha ranger one piece roleplay costume for 0L!  Yes, you read right…  the whole outfit in one piece.  With just one click, you’ll have on the boots, pants, shirt, vest and belts!  Two fitmesh sizes are included along with the alpha layer.
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – Bold & Beauty Polina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Damselfly Kershaw
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears
Entire Outfit – glYph Lagertha Brown (free/ 0L / The Good Gorean Hunt)
Bow & Arrows – Ranger’s Long Bow (marketplace)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – It All Starts With A Smile

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Sugar Doll

Sugar Doll Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I’m not sure if I am excited or a little disappointed that the month is already half over and Halloween is a mere 2 weeks away. I genuinely enjoy this time of year, and I hate to see it fly by so quickly. That said, all the more reason to enjoy every minute that remains! Little Bones, Letis Tattoo, and Petite Mort have all set out gorgeous FREE group gifts recently. Without a shadow of doubt these gifts are among my favorite of the October gifts I’ve come across thus far. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.
Sugar Doll 2 Starting from top to bottom, this pretty strait hairstyle is the most recent group gift at Little Bones. The Dion hair at Little Bones is a full fatpack of hair colors, and has some unique features. This simple yet elegant style also includes a hud that allows you to change the way the hair lays. You can set the style to be over both shoulders, over one shoulder on either side, or behind both shoulders. Additionally the hud is scripted with additional animations that make your avatar appear to be touching or playing with his or her hair. It really is well done and a fun playful addition. The Little Bones group carries a one time join fee of 100 lindens.

Next up, the whimsical sugar skull style face-paint is a recent group gift from Letis Tattoo. This FREE group gift includes a classic system layer, an Omega applier, and a Catwa applier for the sugar skull face with 3 color options. Aside from the obvious artistry and imagination of the sugar skull face, I love the culture and legend behind the imagery.  Not to mention this sort of face can be worn with any sort of outfit and not betray the spirit of Dia De Los Muertos. To get this FREE gift, head over to Letis and join the FREE-to-join in world group and pick up your FREE gift.

My personal favorite part of this look saved for last, this beautiful dress is the October group gift at Petite Mort. There isn’t anything about this dark elegant dress that I don’t like. The skirt has a look of stars peeking through clouds in the night, and even the bodice has a faint delicate pattern. Once again I find myself using the word whimsical to describe the gifts in this post. The gift is FREE to all Petite Mort group members. The group has a one time join fee of 75 lindens. This dress alone is well worth the join fee in my opinion. The gift comes in standard mesh sizes, as well as a fit for Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, and Maitreya Lara.

I genuinely hope you like this Sugar Doll look as much as I do.

Here are the details!

Hair little bones. Dion – Animated Gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

SkinEssences – Digby Pale02

Face Paint – Letis Tattoo :: Sugar Face :: HW12005 :: – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Tattoos – Letis Tattoo :: Akantha :: MM16007 ::

Dress – Petite Mort– Vega strapless dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is 75L to Join 

Shoes – #EMPIRE  – Triteleia – Past Group Gift *Originally Shown Here

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by Indigo & WetCat

**Location – Arranmore 

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Half Way Through the Fall Fun FabFree Photo Challenge!

You haven’t forgotten the Fall Fun Photo Challenge have you, FabFree?

Fabfree Fall Fun Photo Challenge

We’re half way through the Fall Fun FabFree Photo Challenge… but there is still lots of time for you to get your contest entries in!

Charge up your cameras and head out into the leaves… spiderwebs, pumpkins, wheelbarrows… whatever says “Fall Fun” to you and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between October 1st and October 31st. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

THE PRIZES!

This round of the photo challenge is hosted by the amazing creator Petite Mort who has generously offered to donate the prizes!

1,000L gift certificate to Petite Mort for the winner, and

500L gift certificate to Petite Mort for the runner up!

PETITEMORTAD1

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On September 1st, ( or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
3. You may enter as many times as you like.
4. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!


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Some Mornings You Don’t Make it Out of Your PJs

Some Mornings You Don't Make it Out of Your PJs

Some mornings you just don’t make it out of your pajamas… but there is still work to be done. Good thing Luxe Paris has us gentleman covered. And it’s always nice to find a good set of quality sleepwear for men.

If you stop by Swank Events, Luxe Paris has out this mesh sleepwear set in blue set out as a FREE to all gift for gentlemen. It is one piece with an included alpha in all the standard sizes for easy fitting. It’s classic styling and isn’t cutesy. No footies or fantasy or fetish wear… just your standard run of the mill household pjs. Sometimes that’s nice for a change. Especially when you’re catching up with work in the early morning hours.

Speaking of which… I have a bit of catching up to do myself. In the meantime, enjoy the event. There’s currently a haunted house and a hunt going on that you won’t want to miss out on. Free gifts are to be had.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Pyjamas  – Luxe Paris – Blue Dream Pyjama (Free/0L/Free to all Gift @ Swank Events)

Sim Location – West of the Rain

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