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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL The EndA whole bunch of July hunts end TODAY! If you’ve been procrastinating, it’s time to get up and get going. There are literally hundreds of free (or very nearly free) hunt prizes to be picked up, but they’re all going to go POOF at midnight. Tell your friends!

Good news is ahead in the form of all the August hunts that will be starting tomorrow. Don’t worry… I’ll post about those and fill you in when they’ve launched, so stay tuned.

New to hunting? Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL Xmas in JulyWe’re starting to wind down to the end of July, and there are a whole bunch of hunts ending on the 31st that you probably want to get in on. There is no shortage of themes… sun, cats, explosions, tea, vikings, and yes… even Christmas. That’s right… Christmas. Just have a look at the hunts in this report if you don’t believe me.

Soooo… you should be able to find a hunt that’s just right for you. Just peruse the list and click on the hunt names that sound interesting. You’ll be well on your way to stuffing your inventory full of free (or nearly free) stuff.

New to hunting? Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

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Belle and Pearls Are a Girl’s Best Friends

We probably all remember the song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” I remember thinking: “But diamonds are hard and why do boys get dogs?!” Because dogs were man’s best friend — what was up with that? Life was so unfair! Well MINA @ the Hair Fair, Belle Epoque and Empyrean Forge are here to save the day with outstanding fashion (as usual!) to make up for all the insanity!

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I had spent a hard day’s work braving Hair Fair, where I picked up this amazing FREE gift from MINA @ the Hair Fair called Selenia. This gift is only available in Grey tones (which was fine by me as it fits my roleplay character (a glass fae) just perfectly! But it would also be terrific for mature looks or even in the very lightest shade to pass for a platinum blonde.

The great thing is that this is one of those second chance gifts! You first saw this hair HERE where it was blogged as an amazing find by Love Trill at The Arcade Gacha! So if you missed it then, now it’s available for a second go ’round!

My next stop was a quick jump to Belle Epoque for their amazing FREE group gift which is perfect for any roleplayer’s wardrobe and can be worn as is — or over the top of system clothes or applier clothes for more modesty if desired. The group is FREE to join and the gift is FREE as well. It is fully mesh in all the standard sizes, and includes three great colors (I’m only showing you the green but there is also a beautiful blue and a fabulous brown shade inside the package as well!).

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I had decided that the evening now called for a little relaxation, which meant I headed home to sit by the fire and did the rest of my shopping via the marketplace where I was thrilled to discover that one of my favorite designers — Empyrean Forge — is spoiling us all with a special promo! A 1L giftie of their Contessa ring in either a lustrous white or sexy black pearl option (depending upon which way you go)!

This is great because you can give it as a gift to a friend as well if you like. I finished my look off with a lovely manicure set by alaskametro in a french silver finish for slink hands. The applier kit is on the Marketplace and has a great palette choice of 25 colors for only 25L. That’s a hard deal to beat for such a great color set!

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In case you were wondering, yes I did splurge. With all the mullah I saved on my other goodies for this get-up, I did buy the jewelry that matches the Contessa ring! Empyrean forge is offering a lovely matching necklace and matching bracelet and with a color change hud, each with two metal choices, and 12 gemstone finishes. I just couldn’t resist!

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Here’s the details!

Skin – -Glam Affair – Elvi – Fairy

Eyes – Ikon Hope Starfall

Hair – MINA @ The Hair Fair – Selenia (Hair Fair gift – FREE)

Hands – Slink

Manicure and Pedicure – alaskametro<3 metallic pack nail polish – Neutral/Silver (25L on the Marketplace)

Dress – Belle Epoque Dana (0L Group Gift/0L to join)

Jewelry – Empyrean Forge Contessa Ring – Pearl (1 L on the Marketplace); also available in Black (1L on the Marketplace); matching jewelry available from the same creator at their Marketplace Store.

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What’s New Pussycat?

Hello FabFree Folks! If you haven’t already guessed: I love cats! So when I saw there was a Cats! Hunt, I knew I was going Hunting!

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First up, this is the “Cats Hunt”  dress from Get Frocked. I love the little black cats on the skirt and the back has a really unusual open design. It goes perfectly… or should I say ‘purrrrr fectly’ with my new tattoo from French Vintage Couture.  The “Cats” tattoo comes with two thigh sets of paw prints, one set for the spine and even a set for your face.  My necklace continues the paw print theme and adds a little heart to it. This is the ‘Paw” necklace from Miss Jewel.

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Now, I know we normally don’t blog things like tip jars but when I saw that you can add your own photo and this being all about our feline friends… I had an opportunity to show off my real world fur babies.  This is the Curious Cats tip jar from Tipsters. It is a very nice build and I love that you can add your own photo to it. I’m going to keep it around as a super cute picture frame since it only takes up 3 land impact points.  And if you’re ‘curious’ … from left to right that’s Malachi, Boomer, Ivy and Cassie all sitting in the window saying ‘hi’ as I come home.

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The 1L Cats! Hunt runs until July 30th so have fun!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet + Nails Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Mid feet + Basic nail HUD
Hair – Mina – Aranka
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
ShoesAlyce – Maryjane Pumps
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DressGet Frocked – Cats Hunt Dress – (1L prize for Cats! Hunt)

Necklace Miss jewel – Paw necklace –  (1L prize for Cats! Hunt)

TattooFrench Vintage Couture – (1L Prize for Cats! Hunt)

Tip JarTipsters – Curious Cats Tip Jar – (1L prize for Cats! Hunt)

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Art in the Afternoon

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So I took myself out and went exploring this afternoon. It was nice to spend the time and take a look around. I ended up on this beautiful sim with a beach-side art gallery for an artist named Marisa Falbo. Not only is the setting beautiful and serene, so is the art. In addition to the gorgeous atmosphere, you can pick up a sample of Marisa Falbo’s amazing artwork for FREE! There’s a big gift box as you enter the gallery that anyone can purchase for 0 linden. Her other works are for purchase also, so take the time to stop by the gallery, explore the sim, and maybe pick up some art. It’s well worth the visit.

Of course such an occasion needed a great outfit. After all, the person I want to look good for the most is myself. Lucky me, I found this great tube-top and skirt combo by N-Uno on the Marketplace for just 1 linden. This “Summer Day” set is a wearable demo, it’s fully mesh, and includes matching alpha layers. I think it’s cute, feminine, and flirty. It’s the sort of outfit I want to feel confident enough to wear in real life! hahaha Not only did I feel pretty in my new outfit, it presented the perfect opportunity to show off my newest tattoo.

I love this pretty chest tattoo from La Malvada Mujer. The tattoo is a current FREE group gift at La Malvada Mujer, and the group is FREE to join. This lovely tattoo comes in regular system layers, and includes appliers for TMP, Slink, and Omega, each with a fresh and two faded options. I think the flowers at the shoulders are very pretty, and the idea of an envelope is kinda sweet and romantic.

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – little bones. Lovestruck – Past Group Gift (still available) – FREE Gift/Group is 150L to Join *Originally Shown Here

Skin – Lumae

Head –  Lelutka – Aria

Sunglasses – ::No cabide:: Mesh_ Sunglasses **Included with a past group gift 

Tattoo – La Malvada Mujer – The Secret tattoo – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Outfit – N-Uno Store – Skirt & Top – Summer Day – 1L on the Marketplace

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Hands – Slink – Elegant 1

Feet – Slink – High

ShoesREIGN.- Peep Toe Pumps- Black

Framed ArtMarisa Falbo Gallery – Il respiro della crisalide by Marisa Falbo – FREE Gift 

LocationMIC – Imagin@rium 

**Poses by HelaMiyo

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The Heat Wave Event: Ruckus

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 The Heat Wave Event at The Wash Sim is heating up now, come on out and catch some rays.

It’s a red hot summer and these board shorts from Ruckus are a fantastic reminder to get your summer attitude and head for the shore. They come in three colors and they are only 10L each right now at The Heat Wave Event. This is great beachwear and a perfect reminder that summer is the time for hanging loose. Catch some waves or just catch some rays but don’t let summer get away without a little Ruckus in your life. —–WHC Riler

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WHC is wearing…

Board Shorts – [R]uckus Board Shorts in Red (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)
Board Shorts – [R]uckus Board Shorts in Black (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)
Board Shorts – [R]uckus Board Shorts in Blue (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)

Eyes – Poetic Colors Pearl – Clear Pond Medium Bright (FREE Subscribo Gift)
Tatoo – B*FLY Tattoos – The Bio Mech Tattoo (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Previously blogged here.
Skin – Belleza Mathieu

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When The Judge Is Away…Rawr!

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Not many people know that I am a lawyer. Luckily, even fewer people know I am NOT a lawyer! That’s how I got chosen for my own layout in “Hot Lawyers Monthly”! Okay, so maybe I feel a little bad about letting them think I am an attorney, but let’s face it: if they were real lawyers, they would be able to tell that I wasn’t one. So, I am taking my modeling fee all the way to the bank… or McDonald’s if there is a line at the bank. I hate lines.

On the First of June, one of the best male hunts of the year began. The Menstuff Hunt features a one-hundred-store lineup and is on all month long. If you are new to doing store hunts, now is the perfect time to give them a try. I can think of a hundred reasons why you should. The hunt is not free. It is technically a 1L hunt, but the organizers allowed stores the option of not charging for their prizes and more than 2/3 of them are FREE! You are looking for an object shaped like a blue T-Shirt, inside of which your prizes await.

For my hot magazine layout, I wore the Menstuff Hunt Prize from SF Design, the Finsbury Outfit. This one-piece Mesh outfit features the shirt, dress pants and suspenders all together in one garment. It really makes looking good very easy when all the pieces are integrated into one item. It makes dressing a snap! You would think that with those items all put together in one prize, the designer might make compromises along the way, but not SF Design. The shirt is well textured and has realistic buttons. The suspenders seem to be in front of the shirt not painted on it. Last but not least, the pants have a classy pinstripe texture. Quality and convenience, it’s all there. Oh, and one last thing… it’s FREE!

I wanted a little something extra to help sell the “I know about law stuff” look I was going for and the Menstuff hunt prize from X-Sight was just what I needed. The X-Sight Geek Glasses in Charcoal lend an air of studiousness that normally can only be acquired by, well… studying. Trust me, finding a hunt object in a store is a lot easier than actually studying. They make a fine accessory to complete a variety of outfits and are also generously offered to us for FREE.

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One of my favorite stores on the grid is Illi. When I heard they were participating in the Menstuff Hunt, I knew that was going to be one of the highlights of the hunt. They did not disappoint me. Their Menstuff Hunt 2015 outfit makes for fantastic beachwear. The Mesh tank top is a style I have never seen before. It hangs loosely and has front pockets like some hoodies I own. It makes for a very interesting variation of a tank top that looks great! The shorts are nicely shaped and highly detailed, right down to the plaid cuffs which are actually held up by a strap and a button. I don’t know how often that kind of detail appears in board shorts, but I can tell you it surprised me when I noticed it. The final part of the outfit are the sandals. The ones I am wearing are the classic ones and fit regular avy feet. If you are lucky enough to have Slink feet, The Mesh Project or Aesthetic bodies though, Illi has included versions of them for you in this hunt prize, too! It is an excellent gift and another wonderful FREE gift on the Menstuff hunt.

Male avies always have a problem finding inexpensive hair, and I was very pleased to see that Jaryth’s Barber Shop has a very cool hair on the Menstuff hunt. It is the David Mesh Hair and comes with a hud which gives you a choice of five shades of brown. The sides of the head are cut very short and handled with a hairbase. The top is grown out longer and looks just spiky enough to give it a cool, rebellious look. Cool men’s hair is a tough find and this one is FREE so it’s definitely worth grabbing.

My tattoo is also from the Menstuff hunt. It is the bio mech tattoo from B*FLY Tattoos. It comes in normal and faded ink variations and also has an applier in the gift (if you happen to have a body from The Mesh Project). The design is reminiscent of the kind of artwork H.R. Giger became world renowned for: featuring patterns of what could be bone, muscle and tendons in a beautiful, surrealistic way. I love this style of art and this FREE tat definitely has found a home in my inventory.

The final item on this my first post covering the Menstuff hunt 2015 is the Moonwake necklace from Rebellion. This silver chain is very well detailed, giving it a highly realistic look. The design is definitely masculine, and would look especially great with a street thug kind of look. It is not free, but for only 1L, I absolutely recommend picking it up. Well, that’s it everyone, I am gonna settle in for a nice nap on the beach and dream about all the other items I will find on the Menstuff hunt this year. Until next time, see you on the grid! —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Hot Lawyers Monthly Outfit – SF Design The Finsbury Outfit  (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Glasses – X-Sight Geek Glasses in Charcoal (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Dress Shoes – Kauna Wingtip Brogues 
Hot, Steamy Hair – Argrace Minato (Unisex) (Free Group Gift/ Free Group)
Previously blogged here.

Beachwear – Illi Menstuff Hunt 2015 outfit (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Hair – Jaryth’s Barber Shop David Mesh Hair w/hud (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Tatoo – B*FLY Tattoos – The Bio Mech Tattoo (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Necklace – Rebellion The Moonwake Necklace (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Eyes (Bottom Pic) – Mayfly Luminous Mesh Eyes In London Fog (FREE Gift)
Previously blogged here.
Skin – Belleza Mathieu

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Today’s Top 10 Hunts

HUNT SL Doll Up HuntGood morning fabulous friends! Here’s a listing of what’s hot in the hunt world today: Tuesday, May 26.

The Doll Up Hunt just started yesterday and is leading the field of popular hunts. It’s a good sized hunt with 55 stores. Look for the dolls. Each prize is L$1.

For the guys, there’s the For Him Hunt. 32 stores with prizes for men. It’s also a L$1 hunt.

There are plenty of other hunts to choose from as well. Click the names for more information on each one and I’m sure you can find one to your liking.

Just a reminder, that these are the 10 most popular viewed hunts over the past 48 hours or so. We don’t know how many people actually start (or finish) any given hunt and this ranking can (and probably will) change in a few hours.

See you out on the hunt!

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The Cosmo Sales Room Group Gifts

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The Cosmo Sales Room always has free group gifts, and usually for guys and girls – but this round there are a couple of gifts for the guys!  The group is free to join, and the whole event round is fantastic with creation offerings from very talented designers across the grid!  You can see their offerings for this round on their blog – http://cosmopolitansl.blogspot.com/, or just TP down and check it out personally!  This current round ends in 3 days on May 24th.  – Happy shopping!

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Showing Off

Snow is gone from most of the regions in SL and now time to pack a bag of bikinis and show off your tattoos. I know we all missed going to beach and summer.

Yep, today I brought you a bikini and a tattoo for… Free Free Free. Kandy Tattoos has update their group gift and set out this cute tattoo as a group gift. The group if free to join. I love the look of this tattoo as it is not really dark neither light.

 

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The bikini I’m wearing in this pic is from BuNeNZa Design which you can get from Marketplace for free.

So come on fabulouses, grab you packs and enjoy the warmth in SL.

Bikini – BUNENZA bikini “ELLE” 8  [Marketplace/0L]

Tattoo – ::Kandy Tattoos:: Love is in the air  ::tattoo (unisex)  [GROUP GIFT/0L/Free to Join]

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Skin – .::WoW Skins::. lara Bronze Nat [Past 10L skin]

 

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