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Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day
Hello Fabulouses!  I hauled in a great one today!  No, it’s not the fish (but he’s a beauty, don’t you think?)  My Fabulous Find is the best catch of all!  This adorable short set is a free group gift for members of the B&T Designs group at Bijou Couture.  My barely-there, bardot style, crop top coordinates perfectly with the patterned belt and back pockets of the Naomi shorts.  I just love the sweet rose pattern and the soft ruffles in the top and sleeves.  I’m sure to soak up plenty of the sun’s rays with my shoulders and tummy bare.  This outfit is ideal for a lazy warm spring or summer day.  You have to be a group member to reel in this charming short set, but the group is completely free to join.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Lara
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus

Catch and Release

Well, I’d better pop this guy back in the water, and whistle for Ripley, who is off hunting for the perfect stick.  It’s time for us to mosey on home for the day.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Argrace Tomoe

Outfit:  Bijou Couture Naomi (free gift for B&T Designs group 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  (includes fish and pole) Anbee Catch Fish

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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Free to Choose

Dancing on My Own

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are having a lovely, relaxing weekend.  While in the midst of our wanderings through the grid, Ripley and I came across a fantastic group gift that I just had to tell you about!  I blogged earlier this month {HERE} about a previous gift from Arcane Spellcaster.  The generous designer has replaced Spring Blue with a free 500L gift card for members of the Arcane Spellcaster AK Creations group.  No, that wasn’t a typo!  If you joined the group after my previous post, switch back to the group tag, teleport over, and claim your very own gift card worth 500L.  If you aren’t yet a member, the join fee is 250L, but you can scoop up some lovely items on a shopping spree!

So Many Possibilities

Typically with group gifts, you don’t get a choice in what item you receive, so I thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the store, and checking out all my options.  The lovely Patricia gown immediately caught my eye, and when I slipped it on, Ripley wagged his tail with approval.  With slender shoulder straps, a lace-covered midsection, and a long, curve-hugging skirt, this dress is pure elegance.  I love the way the translucent overlay adds a lace texture over the trailing skirt.  Also included in the package are gauzy sleeves, and a pearl necklace, which I opted not to wear for my photo.  The gift comes with a HUD with four textures; you can color the entire outfit the same as I have done, or use a different hue for the bra, dress and sleeves.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitted Mesh
  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

If Patricia is not your style, there are *plenty* of other options to choose from at Arcane Spellcaster.  I had a tough time deciding which pieces to add to my inventory.  I’m sure you’ll find an outfit that catches your eye.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head: Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aik0)

Mesh Ears:  L’Etre Basic Mesh Ears 2017

Hair:  Phoenix Hair Vanessa

Circlet:  The Legacy Circlet Morningstar Silver/Green (old gacha prize)

Gown:  Arcane Spellcaster Patricia (free with 500L gift card – group gift for Arcane Spellcaster AK Creations Group – 0L/250L to join)

Pose: an Lar [Poses]

Sim:  Hobbiton
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This Way to the Beach Life

This Way to the Beach
Hello Fabulous Readers!  Soon……oh so soon….Ripley and I will be on break for the summer.  In my new free Spring Romper from RIR Life, I am sure to enjoy our days of freedom in style.  Featuring a delicate floral pattern and white ruffled trim, this playful sleeveless outfit is perfect for a casual day of fun.  The top and bottom can be paired together as I have done here, or worn separately to mix and match with other pieces of clothing.   I really like the style of the waistline and the combination of  print and solid textures in the top.  The RIR Life group has a 10L join fee, but this May gift is well worth the investment.

Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Freya
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • Venus

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  TKW Haase (available at Hairology)

Outfit:   RIR Life Spring Romper (free gift for RIR Life Group 0L/10L join fee)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Tuty Mocap Animations

Sim:  The GSpot Music Venues
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Slip Into a Little Red Dress

Lady in Red

Hello Fabulouses!  Mondays………nothing a little shopping can’t fix!  All you need to do is scoop up a sexy, little red dress.   The Ecce Bellus dress is a gorgeous, crimson frock crafted from crushed silk.  Slender shoulder straps, a curve-hugging fit, and a daring slit in the skirt will draw all eyes your way.   A low cut back provides a tantalizing glimpse of skin as it keeps you cool on a warm spring day.  Best of all, the mini is completely free for members of the Fabulously Free in SL Group.  All you have to do is switch to your Fab Free tag, teleport over the the Ecce Bellus shop, and give the board a tap.  The gift also includes the free coordinating Cassie Heels for Belleza and Slink High.  The graceful T-Strap style sandals continue the flirty feel of my outfit all the way down to the tips of my toes.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Mesh for classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer

Despite the stormy gray skies, Ripley and I decided to take a stroll through the beautifully landscaped Black Cat Orcadi Island sim, and found a lovely bed of poppies to act as a backdrop for my photo.    Now *this* is definitely the way to shake off those Monday blues!  Until next time, happy shopping, Fabulous Readers!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliners

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair Kare (first shown {HERE} by Love)

Flowers in Hair:  Elysium Myrcella Flower Crown (old gacha prize)

Necklace:  Cae Princess Solitaire

Dress:  Ecce Bellus Mini Dress Red (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group – oL/0L to join)

Heels:  Ecce Bellus Cassie Red (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group – 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Orcadi Island
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A Cynful Celebration **Extremely Limited Time**

Celebrating Cynful
Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I hope all the Mother’s out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Speaking of celebrations, after a busy weekend I was excited to log into Second Life and learn about Cynful’s Anniversary celebrations. It’s always exciting when a designer is able to celebrate longevity in SL, especially when they share their good fortune with everyone. Cynful is celebrating along with several amazing designers and offering a slew of FREE group gifts to all Cynful group members. The Cynful group is FREE to join. Here’s the only hitch, I have no idea how long these fantastic gifts will be available. I picked out a few to show, but trust me when I say it was hard to pick just a few. Each of the gifts are not only FREE but fabulous. You’ll find two rows of gifts waiting for you on the docks across from the Cynful main location. Don’t forget to wear your Cynful group tag!

These Gifts Could Disappear Fast!

ICONIC is one of the brands helping to celebrate Cynful’s Anniversary. There are actually two gifts from ICONIC, one being the Heidi hairstyle Pru is wearing. I love messy bun hairstyles, but I especially love the heavy bangs of this one. The gift includes a fat pack of color huds, and a hair-base applier for Catwa heads, and one for Lelutka heads.

The pretty jewelry set is the Cynful Anniversary gift from Maxi Gossamer. The set includes bracelets and matching earrings. All the jewelry items can be sized via touch menu. The same touch menu will also let you change the color of certain gems.

Cynful Celebration
Along with the jewelry and hair, I also scored this satiny pink floral print romper from Bueno. This FREE Cynful Anniversary Celebration gift by Bueno is fully mesh, and comes in several body-specific fitted mesh sizes. One thing I want to let you know, when you click the Bueno gift vendor, make sure to accept each of the sizes. At first I thought I’d accidentally clicked it several times and was getting the same item over and over. In reality, it was handing out each size one at a time.

Finally, these Cynful Anniversary gift shoes from Noir couldn’t be more perfect with the Bueno romper. The heels come in the pastel pink color shown and a fitted size for Maitreya feet as well as one for Belleza feet, and of course one for Slink feet.

Seriously, these gifts are gorgeous, and if I thought they’d be available longer, I’d just as excitedly show the remaining gifts. So run, run, run to Cynful. This is not a drill!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – ICONIC: GROUP LOVE #2 HEIDI  ALL HAIR DYES PACK – FREE Gift @Cynful

Skin – Essences  – Charlie [Catwa Catya Bento Applier] – Currently @Shiny Shabby

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Eyes –  IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Jewelry – Maxi Gossamer MG – Bracelets and Earrings – Daisy Chain – FREE Gift @Cynful

Romper – BUENO-Romper-Mat-Cyn Gift – FREE Gift @Cynful

Shoes – :::NOIR::: Yves [Light Pink] – FREE Gift @Cynful

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

*Poses by  Signature Pose

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All That I Am

All That I Am

“All that I am, and all that I hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

A Gift to Celebrate Mothers Everywhere

The quote above is so true!  There is no love like that of a mother for her child.  In honor of Mother’s Day, Hilly Haalan has set out these deep pink heels and matching clutch as a free gift for members of the Hilly Haalan Fashions Group, which is completely free to join.  The Mitzi Heels for Belleza, Maitreya, and SLink high mesh feet feature an open toe box to allow your tootsies room to wiggle and get a breath of fresh air.  With a semi-transparent body, and delicate ankle straps, this pair of summer footwear is elegant and comfortable.  I love the raspberry pink shade!  Coordinating perfectly with the shoes, the polka-dotted Mitzi clutch is just the right size for stowing a tube of lipstick and essentials for the day.

When in Doubt……Wear Polka Dots

The strappy, slip-style Pink Dot Dress from Kendrasy Creations harmonized beautifully with the playful, pink, polka dot theme established by my purse.  Falling to below the knees, this frock features a deeply scooped back, and a pretty, scalloped edge on the bodice.  Its figure-hugging cut emphasizes all your curves, but keeps you covered in all the right places.  An added, fitted skirt panel comes with permission to modify so that it molds perfectly to your mesh body, but I didn’t need to adjust it at all for my Maitreya Lara body.  For only 60L, you can wrap yourself in this sensual summer dress, which fits both classic and mesh avatars.

Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Omega
  • Slink
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza

Pure Elegance

To shield my eyes from the glare of midday, I opted to add a chic, white, floppy sun hat that I discovered for only 69L on the Marketplace at L&R Studios.  Its snowy, white suede material provided elegant sun protection as I strolled along the streets of Maison de L’amitie with my pal Ripley by my side.  Often, I need to edit and stretch hats to get them to cover all my hair, but I only needed to slightly adjust where this hat sat on my head for it to fit just right.

On a more personal note, tomorrow will be my first Mother’s Day in RL without my beloved Mom.  😦 I miss her so very much!  If you are fortunate enough to still have your mother with you, please give her an extra hug tomorrow if you can, in honor of my mom.  I wish I still could hug her.  Until next time, take care, my friends.

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Hat:  L&R Chic Floppy Hat 69L on the Marketplace

Hair:  pr!tty Lanna (Marketplace store currently updating)

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliners [Catwa Applier]

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Necklace:  Misha Fine Jewelry Silver Tender Heart Necklace

Dress:  Kendrasy Creations Pink Dot Dress (60L on the Marketplace)

Shoes and Clutch:  Hilly Haalan Gift Mitzi Heels and Clutch (free gift for Hilly Haalan Fashions Group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie
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This Pup Has Cast a Spell On Me

puppy

Hello Fabulouses!  There’s nothing like the companionship of a canine……always willing to lend a listening ear…..that tail wagging happily when you walk through the door.  I’m so thankful for my puppy pals!  Every day, they offer unconditional love, and teach me to live in the moment.

Time for a Little Side Trip

Yesterday, when I saw a group notice pop up about the new Spring Blue dress at Arcane Spellcaster, Ripley and I lived in the moment, and chose to detour over to the shop to pick up the lovely, free frock.  Featuring an ice blue top layer, and a deep, sky-blue skirt panel, this little number is packed with visual details such as the patterned, wrapped texture of the bodice panel which ends in a beaded fringe dangling down.  Its asymmetrical hemline, and slender shoulder straps emphasize your figure. In order to add Spring Blue to your inventory, you need to be a member of the Arcane Spellcaster AK Creations group, which will set you back 250L, but there are multiple gifts available, including a special 1500 member Amosa Club structure, so you get a lot of return on your investment.

As the sun goes down
Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique Hourglass
  • Belleza Venus, Isis, Freya
  • Werwolf
  • Fox

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliner

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Mina Hair Suzi (available at FaMESHed)

Dress:  Arcane Spellcaster (AK Creations) Spring Blue (free group for Arcane Spellcaster group 0L/250L to join)

Necklace:  Beloved Jewelry Blue Diamond Dangle Necklace (75L on the Marketplace)

Heels:  KC Couture Joliette for Slink High Belleza (50L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  (with puppy)  Frozen

(standing) Lyrium

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

 
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Aim For Wow

Aim For Wow 1

Hello Fab Free!  Ripley and I continued our journey along The Flowerage Hunt 2’s prize trail.  Even though he suffered some nasty scratches after our encounter with the clowder of felines (you can read about that adventure {HERE}), Ripley’s talented nose was still able to sniff out the female hunt gift at Sparrow by Design.   Hooray for tracking dogs! Sparrow by Design’s generous designer didn’t leave out the guys in The Flowerage Hunt 2.  Carson blogged the male gift in his post {HERE}.

Sunshine On My Shoulders

The Emily dress features a halter-style neckline, and a pretty blue and green floral print splashed across a white background.  Its dark belt calls attention to your slender waistline, and a silver metal ring adds a pop of shine.  This summery frock left my shoulders free to feel the warmth of the spring sunshine, while the loop around my neck made sure the sleeveless dress stayed in place.  This little number is perfect for an afternoon of shopping, but with the right accessories, it is easily glammed up for a date night.  One nice feature is that the gift package includes a white, cropped, quilted jacket that you could add when the sun starts to set, and the air becomes a bit chilly.  Since it was a lovely, warm spring day, I opted not to wear it for my photo shoot, but I was comforted in knowing it was there should I need it.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L (plus alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine
  • Venus

Aim For WOW 2

The Wow Factor

My Catwa mesh head applier is the May gift for members of the Wow Skins group.  With beautifully arched, dark eyebrows, and a clear, fresh complexion, this skin is flawless, and lovely.  A HUD with 6 shades ranging from Milk to Caffe’ is included.  I chose the Tan shade, and I just love the sweet, glowing finish on this skin.  I experimented with eyeliner and lipstick appliers, and had terrific success, so if you are looking for a date-ready appearance, this applier works well with added make up for a glamorous touch.  (In my pictures, I am wearing no make up).  The WOW group costs 450L to join, but if you are already a member, I’d highly encourage you to scoop up this stunning group gift.

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Wow Skins Marea Bento Applier (free group gift for Wow Skins 0L/450L to join)

Hair:  Truth Hair Cinnamon

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Dress:  Sparrow by Design Emily Dress Blue (hunt gift in Flowerage Hunt 2 – 1L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Toluca Strappy Heel

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  Dalaran

 


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Not a Fighter

Not A Fighter
Hey There Fab Free! It’s true, when all is said and done, I’m a lover not a fighter. This group gift lingerie set from Envious is just the thing for all the lovers out there. I think it’s just the right amount of sass and sexiness. The Envious group is FREE to join at this time. To get your gift, wear the Envious group tag and click the gift vendor. The FREE group gift includes a mesh corset, an omega applier for top/panties, and matching cuff watch bracelet. The top and panties also come in classic system layers.

Sizes for the Mesh Corset

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Belleza Freya/Venus/Isis
  • Slink Physique/Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy/Fine

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ Aurora Mesh Hair – FLF Exclusive pack *Past Fifty Linden Friday *Originally Blogged by Kathryn Here

Skin –  Essences  – Charlie [Catwa Catya Bento Applier] – Currently @Shiny Shabby

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Glasses – ^BADa^glasses gift@TH7 – Project Se7en gift *Originally Blogged Here *Might Still Be Available! 

Choker – [Pumpkin] Glitter Heart Choker – Past Kustom9 gift *Originally Blogged Here

Lingerie Set – ::Envious:: Gift 100 – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

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

*Pose by Signature Pose

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Cupcakes Anonymous Farewell Hunt

CAH TLB

Cupcakes Anonymous Farewell Hunt

Hello Fab Free’rs! Looking for a fun way to spend a little free time? Why not do the Cupcakes Anonymous Farewell Hunt! The Cupcakes Anonymous Hunt has been a widely recognized hunt in Second Life for a while now. Sadly, this is the last year the hunt will run. It’s been a minute since I did a hunt, and this farewell CAH with an Alice in Wonderland theme was too much to resist. Each prize on the hunt is just 5 lindens. I personally didn’t come across anything for the guys on this hunt, sorry gentlemen, but there are a few furniture and decor items along side the plethora of ladies clothing and accessories. I of course picked out a few favorites to share with you. The CAH will run from now until May 31st, so there’s plenty of time to get hunting.

The Cheshire Cat

Of all the Wonderland characters, the Cheshire Cat has always been my favorite, followed closely by The Hatter. The Cheshire Cat print dress and matching leggings Pru has on are the 5L CAH prize at The Little Bat. The dress and leggings can be worn together or separately. You also get a color change hud for the dress, there are 4 Wonderland themed prints to choose from, or you can pick from the 16 additional solid color options. The dress and leggings come in the following mesh sizes: standard, Maitreya Lara, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), eBody. The leggings come in standard mesh sizes also, and a TMP size.
CAH Prizes

Gotta Love a Messy Bun

I love an up-do with bangs. This messy bun hairstyle is the CAH prize at lock&tuft. Just find the cupcake and for 5 lindens you’ll get this cute style in a fatpack of color options. This hairstyle from lock&tuft also has the added feature of touch menu resizing.

Flutter Those Lashes

These playful feathery lashes are part of the CAH prize at ARTE. The lash applier hud works with Catwa heads only. In addition to these pretty purple lashes, there are 3 equally pretty everyday versions. This CAH prize like the others is also just 5 lindens.
CAH Tattoo

Wonderland Ink

Finally, this pretty full back tattoo is the CAH prize at Ripley Bay Tattoos. This 5 linden prize gets you the full tattoo in a full opacity, and a slightly faded version. The hud will work for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, eBody, and Omega compatible mesh bodies. Also included are classic system layers for non-mesh avatars.

Happy Hunting Fab Free! Here are the Details:

Hair – lock&tuft – Bey fatpack – 5L CAH Prize

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Skin –  Essences  – Charlie [Catwa Catya Bento Applier] – Currently @Shiny Shabby

Lashes – A R T E – My Lashes [Catwa, Bento] – 5L CAH Prize

Lipstick –  {{Peachy}} Lips CATWA HEAD

OutfitThe Little Bat – !TLB – Lidia Outfit – 5L CAH Prize

TattooRipley Bay Tattoos – RBT – Damaged Wonderland Tattoos – 5L CAH Prize

Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by  Kirin

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