FabFree – Fabulously Free in SL

Simply Fabulous Free and Under L$75 Finds in Second Life – Since 2007


1 Comment

Grotesque

Grotesque

Much like the macabre, though a little less romantic, grotesques have been part of art and architecture for centuries. It’s a theme I’ve always romanticized myself, that concept of finding beauty in that which would otherwise be called ugly. Now, before I get too melancholy in my musings I’ve got some pretties to share with you, one of which is this face tattoo by Nar Mattaru that reads “Grotesque” under my right eye. Alongside my finds at Nar Mattaru, I picked up some group gifts from rotten, and torment via Harajuku. Keep reading and I’ll give you all the what and how of things.

Nar Mattaru

Nar Mattaru has a handful of 10 linden offers in the same spot as their group gifts. These 10 linden finds do not require a group tag to purchase. I picked up the face tattoo that says “Grotesque” under the right eye, and has an almost cute little fly under the left eye. The tattoo comes in BOM layers, and an Omega applier with fresh, normal, and faded options.

Also at Nar Mattaru is this smudgy black eye makeup. This eye shadow look is called the “Effortless Smoky Eye” it too is just 10 linden. The grunge-rock princess part of my personality just couldn’t pass this one up. This eye-makeup comes in a BOM layer, and an Omega applier.

rotten

I am kind of in love with this lip gloss from rotten. It’s their current group gift, and the group is free to join. I love when I come across amazing makeup finds. Makeup is my favorite way to customize my look without changing my skin. This free lippie set by rotten includes 6 color choices, each with 4 style/opacity variations. In the package you’ll get BOM layers only. Technically these lip colors were made to be worn on Genus heads, but I think they look fantastic on my Catwa head.

rotten group – secondlife:///app/group/4d0e66a7-5638-f451-3118-2171a5203e27/about

group gift @ mainstore

torment

If you head over to the Harajuku event you can pick up these gorgeous earrings for free from torment. They are waiting at the torment booth at the Harajuku event. You will need to be wearing the torment group tag. The torment group is free to join. Then while wearing your torment group tag, click the “gift” sign at torment’s spot at Harajuku. These lovelies come in a black/gold version (shown) and a silver/gold version.

torment group – secondlife:///app/group/3a408b88-83ba-7700-7fa4-f1ca5e1236d2/about

Credits: 

  • Hair – Lamb – Foxy
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika – Honey
  • Eye Makeup – Nar Mattaru – Effortless Smoky Eye – 10L
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Face Tattoo – Nar Mattaru – Grotesque – 10L
  • Earrings – torment – mortem gift – Free torment Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @Harajuku
  • Lip Gloss – rotten – magic crystal lip gloss – heart garden – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Body Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Manicure – Alme – Mesh Stiletto Nails – Ombre Rose Gold Nude
  • Top – Little Fox – Kelsey Statin Blouse – Pattern 5
  • Pose by Foxcity
  • Backdrop – Concept – 02 Dark Panel – 69L/pull @Kustom 9


Nostalgia

Nostalgic

Have you ever been nostalgic for something? Like the smell of an old bookstore or the sights and sounds of a record store. It’d be great to be able to just snap your finger and be instantly transported into a record store straight outta the movies. Like Championship Vinyl from High Fidelity, Trax from Pretty in Pink, Polymer Records from This is Spinal Tap, Motormouth Maybelle’s in Hairspray, Chelsea Drugstore from A Clockwork Orange, or Empire Records of Empire Records. I think it would be awesome to visit Trax. When I grab the Men Only Hunt gift from Ascend and saw the way the Rick Open button Blazer looked. It gave me them Duckie vibes.

I came up with a Duckie inspired outfit, decked out a record store in 80’s vibes, and put on some Otis Redding. Before you know it I was singing
“All you got to do is, man, hold her when you wanna
Squeeze her, don’t tease her, never leave her
Get to her, got, got, got to try a little tenderness, yeah, yeah
You got to know how to love her, man
Don’t be surprised, man
You got to squeeze her, don’t tease her, never leave
You got to hold her, brother, something, man
Try a little tenderness, yeah, yeah, yeah”
and dancing around just like Duckie. You better dance your way over to Ascend and grab this Rick blazer soon. You only have eight more days before the Men Only Hunt ends. You’ll be looking for a PS controller and this hunt gift will set you back 10L. Pardon me while I dust off my vinyl and get back to dancing and listening to some tunes.

Mesh Sizes: Belleza, Gianni, Legacy
Colour HUD: For Jacket, Shirt colour/graphics, Buttons, and studs

Credits:

Body
Head: Akeruka – AK – Mesh Head Clay
Body: Belleza – Jake
Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – JAIMY Steam
Eyes: Madame Noir – Paradise Eyes
Brows: Mister Razzor: Kanye Eyebrow 1
Hair: Exile – Tommy

Clothing
Jacket/Shirt: Ascend – Rick Open Blazer (Men Only Hunt Gift 10L – Hint: Lets Roll)
Pants: Gild – Skinny pants black

Accessories
Hat: Journalism Fedora (not available)
Glasses: Heth Haute Couture – Wireframe Sunglasses
Pin: Deadwool – Feather brooch – silver

Pose: HelaMiyo – Wait What 4
Picture taken at a private location

Decor
Record shop: Derelict -Record Shop V2
Cash Register: Josianders – Tipjar Cash Register
Speaker: Lake Forest Mall – mesh floor speaker style 5 5p M/C
Record Player: Muniick – 1953 Hi-Fi Turntable
Records on Wall: Consignment – Vinyl Wall
Wall Foam: Akaesha’s – Acoustic Foam
Table: Muniick – Dwyer Vintage Vinyl Collection Side Table
Record Crate: Muniick – Vinyl Collection Crate Vol.1
Record Crate: Muniick – Vinyl Collection Crate Vol.3
Record Crate: Muniick – Vinyl Collection Crate Vol.2
Record Clutter: Muniick – Albums – Scattered
Record: Muniick – Album – Single


Hello Summer!

Summer Bright

Hello Fab Free and hello summer! The Women Only Hunt 6 started yesterday and while I haven’t picked up all the gifts quite yet, I did pick up all the WOH6 gifts at Crystal Store. Yes, I said all the gifts. Crystal Store has 6 total hunt gifts that are 10 lindens each. For this hunt you’ll be searching for a bright yellow sun with a smiley face on it. The Women Only Hunt lasts from now until June 30th. I’ve added a copy of the hunt prize key from Crystal Store so you can get a better look at each of the prizes.

There’s nothing quite like crisp white fabric in summer, and I love this cute head-to-toe look from Crystal Store. The full set includes the top, skirt with belt, shoes, sunglasses, headphones, and ice cream cone (not shown in my photo). The sunglasses, and headphones can be sized via touch menu, and the ice cream has a bento hold pose. The skirt, top, and shoes are sized for Maitreya and Belleza bodies only. Happy Hunting!

CRYSTAL WOH 2020

Credits:

HairBeusy – Vexing
HeadCatwa Koura
SkinEssences – Blake
TattooDappa – Petal Tattoo
EarringsWldflwr – Classic Hoop Earrings
Nose RingTableau Vivant – Nose Hoop
ShirtCrystal Store – Hello Summer Top – 10L WOH6 Prize
SkirtCrystal Store – Hello Summer Long Skirt – 10L WOH6 Prize
SunglassesCrystal Store – Hello Summer Sunglasses – 10L WOH6 Prize
HeadphonesCrystal Store – Neck Headphones – 10L WOH6 Prize
ShoesCrystal Store – Hello Summer Sneakers – 10L WOH6 Prize
Pose by La Baguette
Photo taken at Flamingo Bay Beach


Fabulous Finds: 12/10/2019 Edition

STUN - Christmas Cup Gift

Dollarbie! 1L Under the Christmas Tree @Stun Poses

PUNCH ♥ Gifts!

In Store Mini Hunt – Free – @PUNCH

- Fika - Winter Ear Muffs Gift

Free Group Gift /Group is Free to Join – @Fika

10L - ALB CHRISTMAS ELVE classic & BoM system by AnaLee Balut

10L for Classic Avatars Only – @ALB

Synnergy December Group Gift

Group Gift/Group is 25L to Join – @Synnergy or 10L on the Marketplace


Once Upon a Time at The Cart Sale

Once Upon a Time

Hello Fab Free, have you been bargain hunting at The Cart Sale yet? I am here with a few feral felines and some cake to tell you that you need to go check out The Cart Sale before it is too late. This round ends November 22nd. My fantastic, fabulous, frugal find just so happens to be the matching chair and loveseat pair photographed above. This set comes from the EC Designs booth at The Cart Sale. It has single and couples poses, and comes in multiple colors. Each color is sold separately at just 10 linden per color.

Here are the Details:

Chair & Loveseat – EC Desgins – Sophisticate Loveseat/Chair – Black – 10L @The Cart Sale
Table – Petite Mort – Summer Gazebo Coffee Table – Past Event Gacha
Food – Andika – Kazuri Sweets & Dispenser Set – *previously at Baroque
Cats – JIAN Forest Cat Collection
Photo taken at Authors Point


The Last Supper

The Last Supper

“Oh Storax Tree! Oh Strax Tree! The Fab Free gift and kitty cats are lovey!” – sang to the tune of “Oh Christmas Tree.”

Happy weekend Fab Free! Sometimes the freebies and cheapies you find are worth singing about, you know? It also helps that the Strax Tree name really lends itself well to Christmas carols. haha That said, I did pick up the Fabulously Free in SL group gift, and one of the 10 linden items from The Cart Sale by Storax Tree. Keep reading for more details.

Fab Free Group Gift

First, this fantastic green loveseat is the free group gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members at Storax Tree. This gift is no mod, no transfer, but it is copy so you can rez multiple. It also has resize scripts, and several animated sits, some of which have props. The accent pillow also changes texture when clicked. To get this free gift just head to Storax Tree and click the gift vendor while wearing your Fab Free group tag. Need a Fab Free group tag? Not to worry, there’s a group joiner at Storax Tree and the group is free to join.

The Cart Sale     

Storax Tree has lots of seriously discounted goodies at The Cart Sale. I could not resist picking up the pair of cats shown in my photo. Titled “Feline Autumn Meeting” these cats are just 10 linden and include a patch of grass and pebbles so they settle nicely into an outdoor or otherwise rustic setting. They can also be purchased in several colors/fur patterns. Like the furniture, these little guys have resize scripts too. Don’t miss out on these, for just 10 linden at The Cart Sale they are too cute to pass up.

Here Are the Details:

Loveseat – Storax Tree – Seattle Bistro Stuffed Loveseat – Free Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is free to Join
Cats – Storax Tree – Feline Autumn Meeting – 10L @The Cart Sale
Table – Fancy Décor – Minimal Concrete Table – Past Group Gift (Still Available)/Group is 250L to Join
Food – Andika – Douce Vie Soup Set – Currently @Uber

Photo taken at Authors Point

 


It Was Just a Daydream


Just a Daydream

I sometimes have a habit of daydreaming, especially if I am near a window with even a somewhat interesting view. I don’t see it as a negative thing. Still, I’ll admit I sometimes find myself daydreaming when I should be doing other things. Today however, I have plenty to keep me busy. It’s Cart Sale time once again, and here at Fab Free that spells bargain hunting!

I’ve already browsed through the rows of carts at The Wash sim and no matter what your looking for, you just might find it. I picked up this cute little shorts and halter top set by Kuid for just 10 linden. The set comes with a hud for the top with several patterns and a few graphic choices, and a hud for the shorts to match them to the shirt. I think the back of the top is the best part of the whole outfit. This set comes in the following sizes: Maitreya Lara, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus). To get yours, head to the Kuid Cart at The Cart Sale.

What Pru is Wearing:

Pose by An Lar
Photo taken at Backdrop City

 


Come Away With Me


Come Away With Me

Hello Fab Free! Summer is creeping very near, and this girl needs a vacation. I’m ready to hop on a plane and fly just about anywhere. Who’s with me?! Before I fly away aboard an airplane to anywhere, I want to share this cute and seriously inexpensive outfit I picked up at Petry Model Store. There’s nothing like a cute new outfit. New clothes make already fun things seem extra fun. The dress and shoes are both group gifts for 2 different groups, and both are at the Petry Model Store main location. You’ll find them waiting, along with quite a few others, just inside the entrance and to the left.

The Dress – This cute tube dress by Petry Model Store is equal parts sexy and casual. How that’s possible, I’m not sure, but it works. The dress is a free group gift for the Mesh Body Friends group. The Mesh Body Friends group is free to join. This gift comes in a few sizes and in the mauve pink color shown.

Sizes Included: Slink Physique, Belleza (Venus, Isis, Freya), TMP, Maitreya Lara

The Shoes – Also at Petry Model Store are the cute heels that match the free dress. You’ll find these shoes right next to the dress, and the Fab Free group gift dress Juli blogged here. They are free for the AUG group members. The AUG group is just 10 linden to join. These strappy shoes come with a color change hud that has quite a few color choices. Not only do they match the dress for the Mesh Body Friends group, they also happen to match the Fab Free group gift!

Sizes Included: Slink, Belleza, Maitreya

Here are the details!

Hair – #taketomiWEST – Esha – Naturals
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Sunglasses – [Z O O M] Candy Lips Glasses
Tattoos – The Ivory Rose – I&R Somber tattoo / I&R Downhearted tattoo
Dress – Petry Model –> Dress DGBO – Free Mesh Body Friends Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 
Shoes – Petry Model –> Sandal SCRFH – Free AUG Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join 
Luggage – dust bunny . storybook living . suitcase stack
Pose by Foxcity
Photo taken at Backdrop City


Hedge Witch


Spring Hedge Witch

Hi There Fab Free! Did you see the gorgeous photo and post Love made about the Spring Hedge Witch Hunt by Petite Mort and Oubliette happening at Witchwood?! Clink here to check it out. Of course I couldn’t resist sharing a few more of the 10 linden hunt prizes with you.

So like a good little hedge witch, Pru went out gathering flowers and counting bunnies along with her faithful familiar. As Love pointed out, you will need to be in the Petite Mort & Oubliette group to participate, however the group is free to join. Then all you need to do is search the beautiful grounds of Witchwood while wearing your group tag and find the 6 hidden bunnies.  This boho skirt and the matching ruffled hi-lo sweater are both 10 linden hunt prizes just waiting to be found. Along with the hunt gifts, you can also pick up this flower basket for free. Just click on the basket waiting for you at the Witchwood landing point. It’s even equipped with a hold pose that should work with most poses and animations.

Sweater & Skirt Sizes Included: Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus)

Here’s a little hint: There are 3 bunnies hidden on the Petite Mort Side and 3 bunnies hidden on the Oubliette side of Witchwood

Here are the details:

Hair w/Flowers – TRUTH – Fleur – light browns
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Litzi
Sweater – Witchwood- Lace Trim Sweater – 10L Hunt Prize @Witchwood 
Skirt – Witchwood- Cream Midi Skirt – 10L Hunt Prize @Witchwood 
Body –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Basket w/Hold Pose – Spring Hunt Flower Basket – Free Gift @Witchwood
Stand Pose by Signature Poses
Cat – JIAN Ragdoll Cat Collection
Location – Lost Lagoon


2 Comments

Laundry Day

 

Laundry Day
Hi Again Fab Free’rs! I call this look “when it’s laundry day but you still wanna look cute for Easter.” hahaha Really, I had a lot of fun with a few more finds from The Rotten Egg Hunt, and this fun “Need Laundry” pose by DANU. I picked up this cute top at The Rotten Egg Hunt, it’s by Secret Oktober. Also while at The Rotten Egg Hunt I picked up a really pretty crescent shaped bindi by Valika Rituals. Keep reading for all the details about these fabulous finds. Also, Aline’s sweet sleepy self has been doing some Rotten Egg Hunting, to see what she found check out her post “Sleepy Times.”

The Pose – This fun laundry pose is a Marketplace find by DANU. It’s just 37 linden and it includes a pose-ball pose, and the laundry basket prop. The basket comes white, but I tinted it darker. I also needed to shrink it down to fit between Pru’s hand and hip, which was easy to in edit mode since the basket does not have any scripts. Have fun, and do your laundry!

The Top – Secret Oktober has 5 versions of this cropped bunny sweater at The Rotten Egg Hunt. I was excited to find the number 5 egg and get the bunny with the spider. It felt a little bit like Easter and a little bit like Halloween, which suits my exceedingly eclectic tastes. lol These tops are just 10 linden each, and come in a Maitreya fit only.

The Bindi – This pretty little bindi by Velika Rituals is one of the dollarbie Rotten Egg Hunt prizes. At just 1 linden, it is way too nice to pass up. I’m loving accessories that are free of scripts like this one, sometimes simple really is best. You can resize, and even change the color of this bindi by using the edit menu. Just don’t forget to make a copy first!

Rotten Egg hunt exclusive

 

Here are the details, Happy Hunting!

Hair – TRUTH Caralisa – Brunette
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Litzi
Gum – Pink Fuel Bubble Gum
Bindi – Velika Rituals – Moon bindi v1 – 1L REH Prize @The Rotten Egg Hunt
Tattoos – The Ivory Rose – I&R Seer tattoo / I&R Moon & Moth tattoo
Top – Secret Oktober – *SO* Bunny Crop Top -Spider – 10L REH Prize @The Rotten Egg Hunt
Shorts – OSMIA – Rebecca.Leather.Shorts – Black
Shoes – #EMPIRE – Garnet
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pose w/Prop – [DANU] ~ Need Laundry ~ – 37L on the Marketplace
Photo taken at Backdrop City