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Attention New Residents!

FabFree: Attention New Residents

Hello there Fabulouses!  Are you a new resident or know someone who is?  Ghee has a new FREE GIFT set out that is specifically for residents that are 30 days old or younger and the nice ladies at Ghee have sent me a copy so that I can show it off to you here on FabFree!  I’m also showing off a new group gift hairstyle at No.Match!

Clothes For Newbies!

Inside the New Avatars Welcome Gift, you’ll find the following items that will be compatible with your starter avatar, or with several of the mesh bodies listed below if you happen to be so lucky at such a young age!!  In just one stop, you’ll have a whole new casual outfit.

  • Biker Boots Slate Suede
  • Skinny Jeans in the sizes listed below.
  • Winter Wooly Sweater in the sizes listed below.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS – L Fitmesh  + alpha layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza

Before I move onto some more freebie news, I want to just point out a couple of things also for new residents looking for free items.

  1.  We have a whole list of stores that have gifts rezzed out for new residents and you can find that list [HERE].
  2.  If you are seeking clothing that fits the starter / system / classic avatar on FabFree, simply scroll down the right hand side of the blog until you find “categories” and select “classic avatars” from the drop down menu.  There you will find ONLY posts with items that will be compatible with that body!  [QUICK LINK TO CLASSIC AVATAR MATERIAL]

Christmas Carol

My curly hairstyle called Carol is a free group gift at No.Match!  It includes a full fatpack of colours, a texture change HUD for the bow and even and extra pair of Christmas bauble earrings (not shown today).  The No.Match inworld group is 50L to join, but there are tons of great hair gifts to be had for both guys and girls.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy (at The Pea Location)
Makeup Appliers –  Glam Affair Renee (at The Pea Location)
Eyes – IKON Sovereign Eyes Dusk
Hair – No.Match Carol (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)

Sweater, Jeans & Boots – Ghee New Avatars Welcome Gift (free to Under 30 day residents)

Pose by LW Poses
Sim – Missing Melody

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FabFree – Under 30 Days / New Resident Gift Page Update!

Hey there Fabulouses! Our Under 30 Days / New Resident Gift Page has been updated to remove all of the dead / moved inworld slurls thanks to the hard work of Prudence Rexroth! (Thanks girl!)

Do a friendly good deed and help a new resident out – it will feel good!

If you are a new resident, please do take advantage of our list, and if you are a seasoned local please take a few moments to:

  1. Pass the link to new residents when you come across them inworld.
  2. Add our listing to your picks.

30 Days List:  https://fabfree.wordpress.com/fabfree-30-days-list/

Thank you, and enjoy the list!


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Silver Girl

Silver Girl
Hello there, Fabulous Readers  and Happy Friday at last!  I’m super excited about my post today because Ripley and I have a special surprise to share with you in just a bit.  We hope you enjoy it!

Silky Soft Sweater

I know I’ve blogged about TRS Designs quite a bit lately, but there are so many lovely gifts there that I just can’t resist returning again and again.  My high necked Meghan sweater is my latest Fabulous Find at the shop.  With sleeves that completely cover my wrists and an extra long waistline, I could see myself wearing this top in real life (I can never find sleeves long enough for my arms).  I really like its realistic folded texture and silvery sheen.  This cozy winter top is a free gift for members of the TRS Designs group, which is completely free to join!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

It’s Full Bento and It’s Free?!

This week, I heard about a Bento AO that new residents (under 90 days) can pick up for free at the SEmotion in-world store.  The SEmotion Newbie Girl AO HUD includes four stand poses, three sits, two ground sits, an athletic jump, Bento hand movements, and a sassy walk animation.  This is one sweet deal!  You haven’t been left out fellas – there is also a male version available.  If you’ve been in SL a bit longer than 90 days, you can scoop up this animation override for just 1 little Linden dollar at the SEmotion Marketplace shop.  It’s really cute!  In order to take advantage of the full Bento capabilities of this HUD, you need a Bento avatar, but I tested it on a classic avatar, and other than the hands being different, it worked just fine.  I knew I wanted to feature this AO in a blog post, but I really didn’t think a still picture would do it justice, so I tried my hand at creating a video about it for you.  It’s my first attempt at vlogging, and I know I have a lot to learn, but I hope you watching enjoy it!

Watch on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHgup2GWFdY&feature=youtu.be

Well, that’s a wrap for tonight.  Thank you for reading (and checking out the vlog post).  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Wasabi // HAIR Store January Mesh Hair

Sweater:  TRS Designs Meghan Sweater Silver (free group gift – 0L/0L to join)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris White

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Classic

AO:  SEmotion Newbie Girl AO HUD (free for residents under 90 days/otherwise 1L on the Marketplace)

Pose (Still Picture) Diesel Works

Sim:  (for both still picture and video clip)  Felicite Isle

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FabFree 30 Days Gift List Updated!

Good morning everyone!  Just hopping on the dashboard real quick to let you know that the FabFree 30 Days Gift List, which is a full listing of gifts available for new residents under 30 days old specifically –  has been updated.  (Thank you Kathryn Vayandar!)

FabFree 30 Days Gift Listing

If you find a location that is a bad link or a gift that is not on the listing, please do pass a notecard to Love Trill so that we can update that listing again.

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Placing the link to our FabFree 30 Days Gift List in your profile picks and direct new residents to it is very helpful to them in building up their inventories (and will save you dragging them around!)


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 05/05/2017 – Sevyn East

Sevyn East
Happy Friday Fab Free’rs! This week I have the pleasure of sharing with you another of the Fabulous designers, Sevyn East. I personally only discovered Sevyn East for myself about a year ago I’d say. I wish I’d discovered their sassy feminine fashion style sooner. The shop specializes women’s clothing and accessories with a sexy but casual style. Right now the Sevyn East store group is FREE to join. This means you can join the group and pick up the 3 currently available Sevyn East group gifts for FREE!
7E Info Gifts
As you stroll through the garden at the Sevyn East landing point and enter the main store, you’ll find the usual wall of hunt and store affiliation information to the left. This is where you’ll also find the Sevyn East group gifts, and the current event exclusives. Also, you can get your copy of the FREE Fabulously Free in SL group exclusive gift in that same area. If you missed it, Love did a gorgeous post showing this FREE gift titled “No Ride“.  Don’t forget you’ll need to wear the Fab Free group tag for this gift. The Fab Free group is always FREE to join. If you haven’t already, add Sevyn East to your weekend shopping spots, you won’t be disappointed!


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Vintage Homecoming

SARTORIA – Franks Place Formal Suits $0L Open Jacket

Who is this guy?

For those who don’t know me, I’m Carson, FabFree’s newest AND oldest vintage blogger. I was originally hired By Renee Lowenhart in March of 2010 as the male blogger for FabFree, writing alongside Renee,  Whisper Swansong , and Farah Palmer. I also remember helping pick an upstart blogger in 2011 named Love Trill, who by the way likes to call me “vintage”… her word for old.  I spent over two years writing over 1000 posts about free and cheap finds in Second Life before I retired from blogging and SL in 2012. I’ll be sharing my finds with you once or twice a week (as opposed to once or 5 times daily, like before) and tell a few of my goofy stories along the way.

Carson’s first find.

The first find I am going to show is more for new residents who land in Second Life, because let’s be honest, after being away for four years, I’m feeling a bit newbish. When I originally landed in SL back in 2008, I was looking for others to chat with and listen to music.  One of the first places I went to was Frank’s Place Jazz Club. Having not much inventory, no Lindens and walking into a swingin’ joint with a dress code could be pretty daunting. Fortunately, this destination provided residents with a basic suit as to not draw attention to yourself (and risked being bounced) by wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Frank’s Place partnered with SARTORIA to create an updated version of the original Franks Formal Suit. This can be found just inside the main entrance to the club. Walk straight from the landing point and up the steps .

What’s in the box?

This suit for system bodies (yeah… back in the day they were just called bodies) comes with pants and two jackets, buttoned, and unbuttoned for a more casual look. also included are a pair of black dress shoes. (New Resident Tips: Because all the sliders on the shoes are all the way to the right, edit the shoes to make them look more formal and less like you raided Gene Simmons’ closet. Also, many destinations have free items, look at landing points and main building entrances.)

Nothing for the ladies?

Frank’s Place also has a free black dress for the ladies, but I just don’t have the legs to pull off that gown. 🙂

 

SARTORIA – Franks Place Formal Suits $0L Closed Jacket

 

What’s next for Carson?

I’m hoping you all join me on my journey to create Carson 2.0. In the coming posts I plan on slowly transforming myself to a version that isn’t made with four years old parts. But then again, some people will always call me “vintage”.

 

Carson is wearing… 

Outfit –  SARTORIA  – Franks Place Formal Suit  $OL  (Available at Franks Place)

Skin – Belleza – (circa 2012)

Hair – Lelutka – (circa 2011)

Sim – Frank’s Place 
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Visit the Gacha Yard Sale!

FFHQ Yard Sale

Hello Fab Free’rs! Need a great way to spend a little time? Want to enjoy some pretty fall landscaping and pick up some amazing bargains while you’re at it? Stop by the Gacha Yard Sale at Fabulously Free in SL Headquarters! There are items from several gacha events, past and present, and the inventory is constantly changing. What makes it such a bargain? Nothing is ever more than 50 lindens, and quite a few items are much less, even rares! Don’t forget to stop in the Fab Free Headquarters building and check out the latest FREE FFHQ gifts.


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It’s all about free today..everybody loves free, right?

autumnheat1Ahh, Thursday again, which is quickly becoming my favourite day of the week, as I get to show all you lovely Fab readers, some great deals! Today shall be no different. The recent post, by fellow blogger Morgie Hilra, that Pru featured HERE, in which she made a video showing off several places for new, or just deal-loving avies to go for free or well-priced items, including our own FabFree HQ, reminded me that it has been an awful long time since I paid Free Dove a visit. So, this week, that is where I headed, and let me tell you, there is something for everyone, whether you are new to SL, or have been around awhile and have mesh body parts out the ying-yang. LOL. Let me show you a few pieces that I think everyone will love, and each item is totally FREE! autumnheat2

Let me start off with my clothing. The cute Layla tank in Purple, and my sexy Jade skinny jeans, are both items at Free Dove from blah.BLAH.blah. The mesh tank top actually comes in a whole fatpack of colours, 8 to be exact, and each come in the standard sizes. As for my jeans, it is almost like a fatpack. You get 4 versions of jeans. V1, which I am wearing, has a brown belt, while V2 has a jean belt that matches the jeans themselves. Both versions then also come in 2 more versions, cuffed or uncuffed. Not bad for free. Like the tanks, these are mesh, and come in the standard sizes.

No outfit is complete without some kind of jewelry, at least that’s my opinion. Lucky for me, EarthStones has some goodies for you at Free Dove as well. Their offering is the Lora set in 2 colours. These sets consist of a necklace, and matching earrings. You get one set in silver, with a turquoise stone, which I am showing off (although my hair is hiding my earrings), and another set in gold, with a warm, orangey-coloured  Sunstone. Each piece is script-resizable, so the majority of shapes and sizes should be able to adjust as needed.

autumnheat4My last Free Dove gift to show you, is from Pink Cherry, and it is for you SLink hand and feet users, such as myself. You can pick up a set of nail appliers, in a really pretty metallic and black pattern, again, for free! Silly me, forgot to include a picture of the hud, but there are 8 total colours for you to choose from, that all have the black accent stripe on them. The perfect finishing touch for pretty much any outfit. autumnheat3

OK, so I mentioned my hair when talking about my jewelry.  The last gift I want to share with you, said hair, is not from Free Dove, but I had to let you all know about it. The fun and sassy Sadie hair, in Walnut, is the current free group/subscribo gift from Zalea. You all remember ChiChickie! don’t you. Well, when they closed to rebrand, Zalea is what they became. Pru showed off the free Grand Re-Opening gift HERE (and it’s still available, in case you were wondering, along with the gift hair they had out at this years Hair Fair.) Both of those are free for everyone, but if you want the hair I have on, you have 2 choices; join their free in-world group and grab it from history, or if you don’t have room, join the subscribo, and it is in that history, as well. It’s a sweet style of un-rigged mesh, with some flexi-pieces that add a little movement as you walk, and you all know how partial I am to shorter-do’s.

Alrighty..I think I have shown you all I can for now. I know, I could find more, but I need something to show you next week! Who am I kidding, as if I could run out of awesome freebies and cheapies to show off. That is why I love SL, so many generous designers with awesome products for us thrifty shoppers. So, until then, TTFN!


What is Calle showing you…

Tank – blah.BLAH.blah Layla Tank Fatpack – Purple (free @ Free Dove)
Jeans – blah.BLAH.blah Jade Skinny Jeans – V1 (free @ Free Dove)
Shoes – REIGN.-Captive Booties – Caramel
Necklace and Earrings – EarthStones Lora Set – Turquoise Silver (free @ Free Dove)
Ring – (Nylon Outfitters) Cat RIng – Max (L$50 per play gacha @ current round of The Arcade)
Hair – Zalea Hair – Sadie – New Release Gift Color – Walnut (free group gift/free to join)
Hairbase+elua+ hairbase_HF gift1
Skin – [PF] Morgana <Apricot> – Makeup #4 (brownbrow) (@ current round of The Arcade)
Lipstick – [PF] Kumi <Lt Tones> – Lip Tint – Swoon
Freckles – R.icielli – Natural Freckles
Mani and Pedi – Pink Cherry Finger – & Toenails Hud -Metallic for Slink (free @ Free Dove)
EyesIKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and FeetSLink

Standing Poses – //elephante poses// Getting Better *BOXED*
Hand Close-up Pose – .::IDK::. Special Pack – Hands

Location – NorderNey

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Thank You Morgie Hilra, <3 Fab Free!

Welcome to SL by Morgie Hilra

** Photo by Morgana Hilra

Words cannot say how excited I am to share with you, our Fabulous Fab Free Family, this exciting news! When I logged in to Second Life this afternoon, Love Trill told me she’d received some amazing news. Another great blogger, Morgana Hilra took the time and effort to make a fantastic little video on her blog So Hawt SL. Her blog post featured Fabulously Free in SL along with several other great locations where new and established Second Life residents can find free and inexpensive high quality items in Second Life. In her very well done video Morgie (Morgana Hilra) does an amazing job of showcasing the following locations: COCO, Zenith, Free*Style, The Free Dove, and of course Fab Free Headquarters!

Below is a link to her original blog post with the video. I really hope you’ll take the time to view it.

Welcome Guide for New Second Life Residents (Ft. Fab Free in SL) – So Hawt SL  by Morgie Hilra 

A big thank you to Morgie, and her great review of Fab Free!

 


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Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine

I have some great news for anyone who loves Pink Fuel skins! Mochi has created a brand new skin especially for new residents under 30 days old that is completely FREE! This is a great introduction to the world of skins to any new person in SL and whats also great is that if you really love the skin and you are over 30 days old, you can purchase them at a hugely discounted price of L$150 per tone!

The skin is called Renee and is available in four gorgeous tones. In the picture above I am wearing the Peach Tone. Inside the pack you get two skins, one with light brows and another with dark brows, plus a modifyable shape (I am wearing my own shape in the pictures) and some simple black eyeshadow so you can change up your look in an instant! Appliers are available seperately. Here you can see the other three tones included in the pack!

Also in the picture I am wearing the new SL Free’s & Offers group gift from MoiMoi who have generously set out a fatpack of HUD controlled Summer Bikini’s that also includes two fatpacks of the Summer Sandalet shoes that includes 10 different colours in each. One pack has silver detailing while the other has gold! Above you can see a few of the options for the Bikini. Below are some of the colours for the sandals. They come with their own feet that you will need to colour change to match the skin you are wearing. You will not need SLinks for these. The SL Frees & Offers Group is free to join!

The RGB’s I found for the feet to match the Pink Fuel Skins as best as I could are as follows. First I chose the lightest tone from the selection at the side of the HUD, then these are the numbers:

+ Crystal = Unfortunately the HUD does not go light enough
+ Peach = R255, G299, B224
+ Honey = R195, G162, B149
+ Espresso = R71, G52, B46

Hopefully these will be useful in getting you close to the desired shade if you want to match the skins in this post. You may need to tweek them depending on your lighting and if you are using windlight as it can affect the result.

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Tiana is Wearing

.HAIR. Blown Away by Exile [Hair Fair / Should be instore soon]
.EYES. Faerie Eyes (Chocolate) by Buzzeri [L$70]
.SKIN. Renee by Pink Fuel [FREE to new residents under 30 Days / L$150 per tone otherwise]
.TEETH. Realistic Vampire Fangs by Cain [L$50 / Marketplace]
.JEWELRY. Necklace Set – Basanti by Indian Summer [L$10 / Marketplace]
.BIKINI & SHOES. Summer Bikini & Summer Sandlet Fatpack by MoiMoi [FREE / SL Frees & Offers Group Gift]
.HANDS. by SLink

.POSE 1. Casual by Apple Spice
.POSE 2. To Stay or Go by Tea.S
.POSE 3. Cleo by oOo Studio Poses

.LOCATION. The Trace