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Fabulous Finds 05.04.22 Edition

Free Gift

Free Gift/No Group Join Required @ Insomnia Angel

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Divided

Divided

Good afternoon, FabFree Readers.  Though it may be afternoon at least in my part of the Grid… I am getting ready for the weekend nights. And the 50L Fridays sale is setting me up just perfectly. If you are unaware of this every Friday sale, you can see all the details here.

Let’s start at the top with the top. This is the ‘Tobias’ tank from Butterscotch and it’s the 50L special today. It only comes in the black but, if you wait till tomorrow you can pick one up in blue for the Saturday Sale. I prefer the darker colors so I don’t need to wait around. 

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
    Signature Gianni
    Legacy

 My new slacks are also just 50L today from one of my favorite designers: AsteroidBox.  These are the ‘Jordan’ pants and they come in a Unisex pack to include ladies sizes. Each leg can be colored separately to make your own style stand out. The metal zippers color can also be changed. 

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake  + Freya
  • Legacy Male + Female
  • Maitreya

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Free the Mind: Imagination Vibrations

Monarchs Kingdom

Second Life is about imagination.  We can do things, see things, BE things in Second Life that we can only dream about.  It’s a fantasy world where we each get to be a star.

Monarchs Kingdom is not a store.  They are a performance dance troupe, and you can attend their live shows or watch their videos here.  So how, you ask, did they end up on the FabFree blog???

Each month, their creator, Royal Shippe, places a group gift of decor out for free.  Royal isn’t any ordinary dance designer, he’s won awesome awards like the Avichoice Performance Artist of the Year.  The gifts are elaborate set pieces from the many awesome shows he’s created.  They are 100% original.

The April gift (called the Megapack Holo Trees & Humanoid Statues) is pictured above includes a whole set of large and small holographic trees in a variety of colors and this sculpture called Corellia (which comes with a mirror).  I paired the set with a post set from Something New called Dress Me Again that is currently available at Cheeky Wow for a sweet 50L!!!

If you love backdrops as much as I do, you will LOVE the monthly gifts.

Every month you can pop in and get a new set!!!  Stick around for Christmas, because the advent daily calendar was unbelievable.  And the price?  FREE!!!!  The group isfree; the gifts are free.

Rumor has it that a Star Wars production is in the works and dates will be announced soon.  I CAN’T WAIT!!!!

Desi is Wearing… 
Clothing
Dress  – SLC Mesh Gown Glamour 
Jewelry
Earrings – Ysoral – Adele 

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes – Lotus – Royalty

Makeup
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick – Lempika – #47
Eyeshadow – Lempika – #4

Hair
Hair –  Wasabi Pills – Carol

Props & Poses
Pose – Something New – Dress Me Again (50L @ Cheeky Wow)
Props & Backdrop – Monarch’s Kingdom April Gift: Megapack Holo Trees & Humanoid Statues (Free Group Gift, Group is Free to Join)

 


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Not Weird at All

Not Weird at All

Sometimes we all get caught up in whether we’re weird.  You know, like that moment where you’re on the dance floor and suddenly wonder if your dance moves are just…weird.  Or perhaps you wonder whether your penchant for pickled eggplants is outside the norm.  To that, I say pish-posh!  Be your own brand of beautiful.  Be weird, be vast, be brilliant!  Be you.  Because you’re pretty awesome.

No, Again!

Equalizer Magazine has come out with a new issue, and that doesn’t only mean some pretty pictures to look at and great articles to read, it also means some new group gifts for members of their group!  I toddled over to No_Match, and picked up an issue.  While I was at it, I joined the free Equalizer Magazine group, and then got this awesome long hair for free! Just click on the little gift box under the Equalizer Magazine sign.  You can’t beat that with a stick!  It comes in several natural shades, with both a version for men and women.

Miix it Quick

Miix Event seems to be ending this round very very soon (I see some things are getting put away as I meander through the stalls), but there are still a few free group gifts out if you hurry.  I grabbed these cute shorts by RD Style for free – but if you walk around you can pick up a few other cute gifts before it all disappears.  The next round is set to start on the 30th, so I wouldn’t wait too long to get these free goodies!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Kupra
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass

Be-you-tiful!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Addams Emilia Top
Shorts – RD Style Cute Bear Short (Free Gift @ Miix Event/Group is Free to Join)
Earrings – Ysoral Luxe Earrings

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Skin Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick –  Alaskametro Rosy
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – No_Match No Again (Free Gift for Members of Equalizer Magazine Group/Group is Free to Join)
Pose – Mewsery SmolMew


Fabulous Finds 03.02.22 Edition

.[ KUMIHO ]. Clover Hair Clip

Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @ Kumiho

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Settling in

Settling in

Hey Fab Fam! Today my real world was so dreary and rainy and cold, I just wanted to curl up with the kitties and a good book and hide away. Of course, real world boring stuff had to be done. But when I was finished I decided I needed some self care comfort in Second Life too.

So I popped over to Wiccan Wears to hunt down the “Sophie” sleep shirt. Sophie is the 1L prize for the Leather and Lace Hunt from WW. I love the cute ‘boyfriend’ style of the shirt, it looks so comfy. And it comes with a pair of matching panties built right in!

Sizes Included

  • Classic Mesh – XS – XL + included alpha

My cozy little reading nook is another Hunt prize. This time for the Love and Light Hunt. This is the “Lovely Light Cozy Daybed” from Kim’s Kreations. The sweet little shabby style hide away comes loaded with nine PG sitting animations. ( I used a different pose for my book reading for the picture) It’s so comfortable… I may just stay here all day.

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Juli’s Stylin’

    • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
    • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
    • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
    • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
    • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
    • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
    • Makeup – AlaskaMetro – Autumn Look
    • Hair  – Doux – Dana
    • Glasses – Goth1c0 – Vampire Glasses ( Pink)
    • Pose – Diversion – Book Lover

    Shirt – Wiccan Wears – Sophie – 1L prize for the Leather and Lace Hunt

    Daybed – Kim’s Kreations – Lovely Light Cozy Daybed – 1L prize for the Love and Light Hunt

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Card Carrying No0bs!

Hello my newbie loves! Today is going to be a fast post because I want to make sure you all get the absolute most out of the Valentines Day Shop & Hop which has run it’s course and is closing up shop tomorrow. I know there are sooo many gifts to pick up but one thing you can’t miss out on is the gift cards!  Gift cards are just easy lindens in your pocket and there are 3350L to pick up at this event in Cards. 

I’ve rounded up all the shops that are offering gift cards into a list with the direct SLurls. I’ve also added a few pics of the main shops to show off the type of shop they are. 

Before we jump in… Thank you guys for all the great feedback. Next weeks post will be a Q & A for some of the things y’all have asked. So if you have a question or a tip or a suggestion please please send me a NC in world or ask in the comments section here.  

Now let’s jump in!

Bloom – 300L – Home and Garden store. Very nice builds. -> Bloom Mainstore

LaGyo – 300L – REMOVED! 

If you got the gift card before they yoinked it… LaGyo has tons of cool accessories 

Little Fox – 400L – Women’s Clothing – Little Fox Mainstore

 

MONOMANIA – 250L – Women’s Clothing. Tons of stock, lots to choose from and very nice builds -> Monomania Mainstore

Nuve – 350L – women’s skins and makeup – Nuve Mainstore

POISON ROUGE – 500L – Accessories (mostly women’s but many could be unisex) -> Poison Rogue Mainstore

Salesita’s Creations – 300L – women’s Clothing. The card is only good at the Mainstore AND it expires on Feb 15th -> Saleita’s Creations Mainstore

Rosary – 500L – women’s Clothing and nails. -> Rosary Mainstore

Tachini – 150L – women’s clothing. Be aware that this card will not completely cover anything in the main store, only items in the “Discount” area -> Tachini Mainstore

Trend – 600L – women’s clothing and makeup -> Trend Mainstore

 

 

That does it for this Monday, my dears. Get out there and grab those Cards quick because the event is shutting it’s doors on the 15th!

 


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MakeOver Monday

Hey Guys, it’s time for our MakeOver Monday post… But I think we need a new name. We aren’t really “making over” at this point. Help me out here. This Monday series is going n till I run out of things to talk about for new residents, tips and tricks of the Grid and so forth. Feel free to suggest some names in the comments. Heck, feel free to suggest some series ideas as well. But for now, let’s dive in to a ongoing topic: Inventory Control.

Now this is definitely a “Do as I say not as I do” situation because my inventory is currently a hot mess. But I’m tackling my inventory with the same basic guidelines I’m laying out for our new players.  Plus, it’s easier to maintain control rather than wrench it back from the brink of chaos.

Alistar's INventory

So let’s start with Alistar’s inventory. In just the one month, he has collected more than a few things so it’s time to Folder-ize.  I start out by making a folder for each step of getting dressed. So I start at the very basic things – AOs, Mesh Head, Mesh Bodies, skins, hair and eyes.  If you use the “# sign” will pop things to the top of the list. So I make folders labeled like this ->  

#1 – AOs

#2 – Mesh Heads

#3 – Mesh Bodies

#4 – Skins

#5 – Eyes

#6 – Hair

Alternately, you can Lump all of this under one folder called “Avatar Body” or “your avai’s name” or whatever you choose. The point is to make all “body parts” easily accessible in folder according to their types so if you need that one pair of sea green eyes you aren’t digging through tons of items that aren’t even eyes. Then you can move on to Making/listing other folders for clothing, types of outfits, accessories, etc. The main thing is the folder system makes sense to YOU.  So take all of my suggestions with your own brand of salt.  

 

Let’s talk about nesting folders. In my personal Inventory I have a folder called #5 – Accessories. This covers a LOT of ground. Scarves, hats, tiaras, crowns, bracers, halos, the list goes on. SO inside the #5 – Accessories folder are numbered folders for each of those things. Again, this is about finding that one item in the tens or even hundreds of thousands of items in your inventory. You can see here I have “Avatar Body” as the main folder and then nested “Heads” and “Skins” inside it.

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Let’s move on to weeding things out. Even a No0b like Alistar already has picked up a few things I know he won’t be wearing.  For example, the Halloween outfit from R&R Swag. Except… I like the jeans. So I open the main folder for the outfit, highlight all the things I don’t want. And drag them in bulk, to the trashcan. 

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This sweep can even include NCs from the shop, Ads and promotions included with the item, etc.  The two things I always make sure I keep are the picture if there is one and the landmark of the shop.  So then I can just “trashcan” the junk and keep the jeans.  Then right click on the folder and “Rename” it.  I like the keep the designer’s name in the rename just to remind me where I got it. So this folder ends up with one pair of jeans and is called “R&R Swag men’s jeans.”

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A couple of things about weeding. Some folks toss out the included sizes of bodies they don’t use or even own.  I do keep them. Simply because II don’t know if I might get ne of those bodies in the future. I used to swear I’d never get a mesh body… and yet, here we are. 

Another trick for weeding out is -> Use your search function!  Here is a good list I found on Ryan Schultz’ wonderful blog. 

UNPACK
HOLD (but be careful that this isn’t for a purse or a pet!)
DEMO (but be careful you don’t delete WEARABLE demos
THANK YOU
REMOVE
READ
IMPORTANT
INFO
INFORMATION
INSTRUCTIONS
HOW TO
OBJECT
DELETE ME
LICENSE
BAG
GIVE
COPYRIGHT
ABOUT
GROUP
INVITE
POLICY
FAQ
INVITATION
INVITE
TOS

These are a lot of the extra things designers put in boxes to help with return business. And as always… you do you! If you want to keep the entire box… do it. It’s your Inventory. 

 

Here are a few more quick tips that will make searching, weeding and organizing your inventory easier. 

  • On the search bar you can find items using multiple words by using the + sign.  Say you want to find your blonde hairbases. Type “Blonde + Hairbase” and you’ll get a list. 
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  • If you are looking for a particular type of item, for example a dance animation, you can filter your search results to just animations. (or Landmarks or whatever) Look at top of your Inventory menu just beneath the search bar. You’ll see a button labeled “All Types”. This is a drop down menu to filter which type of result you want. So even though you have a pair of shoes called Southern Salsa and a dress called Salsa Red when you search for “salsa” the dance with animation selected on the menu… all you’ll get for results are Animations called salsa.
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  • To make sorting you inventory easier, have two Inventory windows open at the same time. One can be the completed #named folders and the other is the open window of the items you are sorting. So when you have a item folder with a pair of shoes in it…. you can drag it across the screen to the right folder. This is so much easier than scrolling up and down in just one window.  To open a second window simply look for the little gear at the bottom left of the Inventory window. Open it and choose “New Inventory Window”. It will pop up a second window… or as many as you want to open really…. And there ya go.

Double Inventory

 

One last thing about Inventory. Never feel bad about keeping something just because you like it. Even if it’s something you know you’ll never use again. I love to collect certain things in SL. Gypsy Vargos and wagons are one of my thangs. And I have a ton of ’em.  But it’s not like I have to pay a storage fee to park them in my yard or something. They are neatly tucked into a folder labeled “Vargos”. And it makes me happy.  Same with all my Teeglepet horses. And hair… good Lord the hair…  So just make sure you can find things in the inventory, work your system and enjoy your time on the Grid. Whether your Inventory is 100K or 1K.

Links for this post ->

Ryan Schultz – This is a good blog with a little for everyone. Use the tags to pull up specific posts about freebies, events and such.

R&R Swag – Great shop with super nice designer/owners and a “Rookies Alley” of free clothes for avatars under 30 days.

 

juliannatag

 


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The Fab Four

Coming Soon

The FabFree sisters are on a mission to defeat the enemies and fight for world peace! We are heading for our spacecraft to defeat the enemies! They better watch out because we have some serious butt to kick!

A Generous Package from Echelon 

Most of the freebies we are showing in this post come from a huge box of free goodies currently out at Echelon. You will first need to join their free group to get in on this offer. To get the box of gifts, click the spinning white logo in the store that says “free items” under it. You will then recieve the newest megapack of group gifts. The megapack is updated on a regular basis and all gifts the store has ever given in the past are added to this box. Inside this box of prizes are Sci-Fi, fantasy, and space-themed items. Prizes that come in the box include weapons, lasers, lightsabers, spaceships, and more.

The FabFree team is wearing various items from the gift box including:

  • Desi’s lightsaber and armour (the armour is unisex)
  • Juli’s jetpack, laser, and other outfit accesories
  • Aline’s gun
  • Caroline’s electric crown, sword, and black arm bracers with metal claws
  • The emormous spacecraft in the background behind us is another gift in the box! It can be rezzed, and it is also rideable if you attach it to your avatar.

There are other gifts included in the box that we didn’t show here, such as Star wars-themed stormtrooper costumes and more lasers, weapons, and armour. This gift is perfect for all the Sci-Fi lovers out there! Make sure to check out the credits at the bottom of this post to see the names of the items we are wearing from the Echelon gift box.

Space Babes

Some of the FabFree sisters went for a space babe look for this post! Don’t be afraid to mix these amazing Sci-Fi items with some bodysuits or a metallic dress to turn yourself into a space babe too! Caroline’s pretty metallic dress is the latest gift for members of the Ari-Pari group, which currently costs 25L to join. The dress comes in several metallic colours, and it will be available until the end of February.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Freya, Venus, Isis
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Maitreya Lara

Juli is also wearing a latex suit underneath her armour, which you can purchase for 1L by ABV on the Marketplace. This suit works with Omega and Maitreya appliers only. She looks like a badass here with the look she put together. It’s pretty safe to say that we all look like Epic superheros!

xx

-Caroline, Desi, Aline & Juli

Desi is Wearing…

Armor – Echelon Alorian Armor Set (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Lightsaber – Echelon Ronin Katana (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Evo X Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– Shimmer Shop CXVIII
Eyeshadow – Cazimi Cocktail
Lipstick – Shiny Stuffs Sassy Berry VI
Hair – Truth Soiree

Juli is Wearing…

Mesh Head – LeLutka Spencer
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Ears – Swallow Crossover
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
Makeup – AlaskaMetro Autumn Look
Hair – Exile Memory Bliss
Catsuit – [ABV] Cleavage Cat Suit – Plum/Hot Pink  (1L on the Marketplace)
Bodysuit – Mangue Niki Black Bodysuit
Boots – Duh! – Engineer Boots
Echelon Alorian Armor Belt (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Echelon Alorian Vex Bracers (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Echelon Alorian Vex Jetpack (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Echelon Imperial Soldier Armor – Special Forces – Thigh armor (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Echelon Imperial Tiddy Plate (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Echelon Preatorian Blaste Pistol (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Aline is Wearing…

Bodysuit – Salem Umbra Bodysuit
Boots – Reign Jada Laced Heels
Halo – Random Matter Star Girl
Weapon – Echelon Gravitational Beam Emitter (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow –  Alaskametro New Wave
Lipstick – Alaskametro New Wave
Nails – Alme Mesh Stiletto Nails Holo Ombre
Hair & Headband – Bonbon Koharu                                           

Caroline is Wearing…

Dress – Ari-Pari Metallic Leather Mini Dress (Group Gift/ Group Costs 25L to Join)
Boots – Candy Kitten Kinky Secret Boots
Hair – TRUTH Bunny
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Mercy – Oak
Eyes – Euphoric Hope Eyes (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here
Nails – Belleza Freya V6
Eyebrows – Tutti Belli Adore Eyebrows
Lipstick – Tutti Belli Selfish Lipstick Collection
Crown – Echelon Crown of Light (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Bracers with Claws – Echelon Alorian Vex Bracers (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Sword – Echelon Slayer Sword Fullmetal (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Scene

Spacecraft- Echelon Land Cruiser (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Photo Location – Custom Built Scene at a Private Location

CarolineTag


Yo Ladies *and* Gents!

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Hey Fabbity Fabs!

Been going through more of my goodies from Shop & Hop and did a bit of mixin’ and matchin’ for y’all!  It’s always so much fun when Shop & Hop comes to town, though our inventories need to be burped after, from being so overstuffed after!  Nonetheless, I have a bunch of freebies so that all our inventories can burp in unison and the entire grid will need to be restarted (I hope not!)!

An Unexpected Surprise – Unisex Goodies!

Aren’t my roses and box of candy just adorable?  They are part of a pose set from PosED which is a free gift at Shop & Hop (called Unexpected Surprise!  Did ya see that one coming?).   It is unisex, so the guys can get in on the fun too (hey, they deserve roses and candy too those men of ours!).  My cute necklace is also part of a free unisex giftie from FashionNatic, they call it a broken hearts necklace but since you can wear one half, and you other half wears, well, the other half… I see it more as a connected heart.  They match up together and can be customized with any initials you like.  They fit Legacy, Maitreya and Kupra for women and Gianni, Jake and Legacy for the guys.

My cute top is a free gift from QE and fits:

  • EBody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Fine
  • Curvy
  • Venus

It also comes with a 3 color HUD.

Last but not least, these cute pants are from Ghee and are also a free Shop & Hop gift.  They fit:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Top– [QE] Everly Top -Spring (free via Valentine Shop & Hop, no group required)
Pants – Ghee – Vale GIFT pants (free via Valentine Shop & Hop, no group required)
Necklace – FashionNatic – Valentines Broken Heart Necklace (free via Valentine Shop & Hop, no group required)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – Velour Aimee
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– Doux Bloodline

Extras

Props & Pose– PosED Unexpected Surprise (free via Valentine Shop & Hop, no group required)
Location – My home