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Perfectly Pastel

Perfectly Pastel

Hey there Fab Free, I’m glad you’re here. Sometimes self care includes a little romance. Don’t get it twisted, I’m not talking anything tawdry. I mean ambiance, atmosphere, create a place where you feel peaceful, pampered, and can relax. I put on a pretty but comfortable pajama set, lit some candles, and found a soft squishy pillow to snuggle. Don’t forget to take care of yourself, especially during these trying times.

To create my romantic atmosphere I picked up the free Dreamland Designs gift at Gachaland. The Dreamland Designs gift is this beautiful display of lit candles, pink flowers, and petals. The display also has a lovely particle effect to add to the romantic vibes. This squishy pillow by Pillows I’m holding is another free gift at Gachaland. It has a bento hold pose which also worked nicely with my AO. Lastly, my anime-esque girly pink pigtail hairstyle is a free gift at Gachaland by Ayasha. It comes in the single pastel pink color shown. The Gachaland event group is free to join, and you’ll need the group tag to get these and several other free gifts. Just look for the gift boxes (most of them are purple) outside the booths at the Gachaland event.

Credits:

Hair – [^.^Ayashi^.^] Molly hair-Anime – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @Gachaland 
HeadCatwa Koura
SkinEssences Susanne
TopPetite Mort– Be Unique Novelty Cami
ShortsPetite Mort– Blush Satin Boxer Shorts
JewelryCae :: Farasha :: Collection – Currently @Uber
TattooAbsence – Maritime Rose
Pillow w/Hold Pose – Pillows – [P] Pillows: Springful Free Hold Me Pillow – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @Gachaland
Candles & Flowers – Dreamland Designs – DD Flower candle Decor – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @Gachaland 
Stand Pose by Foxcity
Photo taken at Backdrop City


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Road Trip to Nowhere in Particular

Road Trip

Hello hello Fab Free, I hope you’re all surviving first life well enough. As for Second Life, Blue and I decided to throw a few things in a bag and jump in the car for a much-needed getaway. Like most of us, we decided we could use a little change of scenery. This little diner was an impromptu stop along the way on our road trip to nowhere in particular. We got out stretch our legs, take in some scenery, grab a bite to eat, and of course take a few photos. After all, is it really a vacation if you don’t have a few social media worthy photos? Hah, just kidding.

The pose we used for this snapshot is a free Stay at Home Club gift from The Owl. This free couples pose by The Owl comes with pose balls and individual pose animations. No group is needed for the Stay at Home Club gifts. My t-shirt is a free Stay at Home Club gift as well. I picked it up at Sass. The over-sized casual tee by Sass says “Actually, I can.” and comes in the color shown, and has a matching pair of panties included. The last of the Stay at Home Club gifts for this post is a set of eyes Blue is wearing from Madame Noir, which are of course free. Blue’s short-sleeve button-down shirt is also a free gift. It comes from Ascend and is free for all SLF&O group members. The men’s short from Ascend comes in the color and print shown, and requires the free-to-join SL Frees & Offers group tag.

Sass Women’s Shirt Sizes: Slink Hourglass, Maitreya Lara, Belleza Freya, TMP Legacy

Ascend Men’s Shirt Sizes: Fitmesh + Alpha Layer, Signature, Slink, TMP

What Pru is Wearing:

HairTRUTH – Caralisa
HeadCatwa Koura
SkinEssences – Susanne
NecklaceCae :: Jordyn :: Collection – Currently @FaMESHed
TattooAbsence – Maritime Rose
ShirtSass – [sahc gift] top – Free Stay at Home Club Gift
ShortsEmpire – Jeans Short
ShoesROC – Canvas Sneakers
BodyMaitreya Lara

What Blue is Wearing:

HatNoir – Bohemian Hat
HairbaseNot Found – Ben
HeadCatwa Dude
SkinStray Dog – Urie Tone 04
EyesMadame Noir – Paradise Eyes Free Stay at Home Club Gift
Facial HairMagnificent – Bento Goat Circle Beard
ShirtAscend – Kurta Shirt – Free SLF&O Group Gift/SLF&O Group is Free to Join 
ShortsKalback – Casual Shorts
SandalsNative Urban – Cabrera Flip Flops
WatchLake Sunset Watch – (Personal Gift)
BodyBelleza Jake

PoseThe Owl – Goodbye Half of the Summer! – Free Stay at Home Club Gift
LocationThe Mother Road


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Lit

Lit

Hello There Fab Free, I trust we are all staying safe at home as much as we can. Speaking of staying at home, the Second Life Stay at Home Club has been a bright spot in otherwise dark times. I’m thankful we can all socialize and spend time together in SL while we are being socially distant in RL. I’m equally excited to be able to share with you more amazing freebies thanks to the generosity of so many designers in Second Life. Today’s post features gifts from Normandy and Hilted.

Normandy

The striped jumpsuit I’m wearing is the free “Stay at Home” gift from Normandy. It fits like a glove. Dress it up, dress it down, wear it to the beach, workout, whatever, you’ll look amazing. It comes with a color change hud that lets you change the jumper’s main color, and the color of the straps/hem.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass, Belleza Freya, Legacy

Normandy-Nite.Jumper - Stay at Home Club Gift

Hilted

Let’s get lit-up. The free “Stay at Home” gift from Hilted is this industrial style futuristic furniture sit with vibrant blue neon lighting. The set includes a chair, sofa, table, and tabletop décor. All the pieces are copy/mod, so you can rez multiples. I know my photo is dark, but I wanted to show how this furniture really glows. I feel like this could be part of so many cool settings. A million possibilities come to mind. Don’t miss out on this striking furniture set at Hilted.

HILTED - Xero Collection - Stay at Home Club Gift

Credits:

HairLamb – Lark
HeadCatwa Koura
SkinEssences – Susanne
Eyes BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Hazel
JumperNormandy – Nite Jumper (Stripes) – Free Gift 
Tattoo Absence – Maritime Rose
FurnitureHilted – Xero Collection – Stay at Home Edition – Free Gift
BackdropFoxcity – Photo Booth – Lit
Pose by Foxcity
Photo taken at a private location.

 


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Home Alone

Time Alone

Hi hi hello Fab Free! I sometimes forget about things I have in my inventory. A silver lining to the extra time I have, and so many of us now have, is that I find the things I’d forgotten in my own inventory. Go ahead and laugh, it is comical! I was genuinely excited to find this fun little nail file set by Besom. The files were a past Fifty Linden Friday or some such sale item that I’d purchased and promptly let drown in the abyss of my inventory. Finding them got me wondering if this fun animated item was still available.

I teleported over to Besom and found it right away. The best part? It’s still just 50 linden! Not only that, but there were 3 other previous sale items still available at their sale price waiting just inside the entrance to Besom. Needless to say, the set of fuzzy ears came home with me. Excited about my Besom finds, I remembered Aline telling me that Sass had a new group gift out. My tied top and matching undies are really cute, and not far off from what I prefer to wear when stuck at home alone.

The Besom Nail Files come in a set of 5 or so file boards with a full bento animated hold. The animation even worked with my AO. The set is just 50 linden, no group needed. The ears were just too cute to pass up, there are several ear types including the blue bear ears I am wearing. The full set is also 50 linden also at Besom.

My “quarantine outfit” is the March group gift at Sass. There is a one time join fee of just 10 linden for the Sass group, and there are a few group gifts available. This gift includes the top and panties in the color shown. Long story short, even in Second Life this is how I’m spending my quarantine, safe at home, no pants, delighted by things I’d forgotten I had!

Sizes: Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass, Belleza Freya

Credits:

Ears#Besom~ Petite Fuzzy Ears (3 set fatpack) – 50L
HairLamb – Lark
SkinEssences Susanne
HeadCatwa Koura
Outfitsass [group gift] mar 2020 – Free Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join
Tattoo – Absence – Maritime Rose Marketplace
Nail File#Besom~Nail File (Bento) Pack 1 – 50L
BrushesDahlia Dolled Up Brushes – Black
LipsticksDahlia Dolled Up Lipsticks Silver
Makeup BagLagom L’ete Paris Makeup Bag
BackdropFOXCITY. Photo Booth – Rose Bathroom


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Oceanside

Oceanside

Hi Fab Free, question, is it still called breakfast if it’s not morning? I don’t know about you, but I could eat bacon, sausage, and eggs any time of day. Add some fresh fruit to the mix and that makes it perfect. This scrumptious looking meal, and my tied tee are both available at The Cart Sale priced too fabulously to pass them up. Keep reading for all the delicious details, and check the end for full credits. Lastly, enjoy your breakfast! 😛

Dark Knight Décor 

My mouth-watering meal including the coffee and cutlery are from Dark Knight Decor’s booth at The Cart Sale. Along with this traditional breakfast, there are a handful of other equally detailed food items. There’s also a few kitchen décor bits and bobs to be had. The breakfast set I picked up is just 25 linden, and will look fantastic on your table, or balanced on the arm of your seaside chair.

Dark Water Designs 

An iconic warm weather wardrobe stable has to be a tied tee. This baby blue and white top by Dark Water Designs is also available at The Cart Sale. There are several spring-like shades available for 25 linden each. These tops are not only cute, they come in several sizes, and have an alpha layer for classic avatars.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara (V1, V2), Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Standard Mesh (xs-XL) + Alpha Layer

Credits:

HairTRUTH VIP – Ginevra – Past VIP Gift 
HeadCatwa Koura
SkinEssences Susanne
Shirt – Dark Water Designs – DWD – Amanda Top, baby blue – 25L @The Cart Sale
TattooAbsence – Maritime Rose Marketplace
ShortsBueno– Summer Shorts – Pin Striped
Breakfast – Dark Knight Décor – DKD – Blue Plate Special: Egg/Sausage – 25L @The Cart Sale
Pose by KOPFKINO
Photo taken at Authors Point

 


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Cheesecake Radio

Cheesecake Radio

Music makes everything better, even cheesecake. 

Hello hello Fab Free, and thank you for being here. Have you checked out the Fab Free Group Gift listing lately? There are so many recent gifts, if it’s been a minute since you checked it out it might be time to give it a look. I picked up this comfy colorful tunic at Northern Sky Creations for free with my Fab Free group tag. Casual look handled, today feels like a lazy indulgent sort of day. The kind of day that requires cheesecake. Andika has this almost too pretty to eat cheesecake as their most recent group gift. I’ll tell you all about each of these free gifts, and list full credits at the end while I listen to some music.

Northern Sky Creations 

This loose flowy tunic is a free gift at Northern Sky Creations for all Fabulously Free in SL group members. As I am sure you know, the Fab Free group is free to join. This colorful top comes in several sizes and has an alpha layer to make it suitable for non-mesh avatars, and we love that.

Sizes Included: Fitmesh (s-L) + Alpha Layer, Fitmesh Maitreya Lara, Fitmesh Belleza (Venus, Freya), Fitmesh Voluptuous, Fitmesh Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Fitmesh Slink (Hourglass, Physique)

Andika

Cheesecake has to be my favorite of all the sweet things. Andika has this beautiful, deliciously detailed NY Cheesecake Dispenser Set as a free group gift. The Andika group is also free to join at this time. This set comes with 2 plated cheesecake dispensers, a decorative cake, and a set of decorative plates for a mouth-watering table setting. The dispensers give out a held plate with a slice of cheesecake, and an animated fork. I’ve added the ad for this set below so you can see the additional pieces of this gift that are not included in my photo.

andika Group Gift:Ny CheeseCake Dispenser Set]

Here are those Credits:

HairSpellbound – Sunday
HeadCatwa Koura
SkinEssences – Petra
TopNorthern Sky Creations – Arrow Tunic – Free Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is Free to Join 
Tattoo – Absence – Maritime Rose Marketplace
Shorts Compact Shorts – 10L on the Marketplace
CheesecakeAndika – NY Cheesecake Dispenser Set – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
PoseSignature Poses
Photo taken at Backdrop City


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Blueberries and Cactus

Garden Projects

Hello hello Fab Free! I’ve got some goodies from Blueberry (including store credit!), some cute denim applier shorts by Nerdosaurus, and a Le Poppycock freebie by way of the Pose Fair to share with you today. As always, but especially now, I hope everyone is taking good care of themselves and doing well despite all the unpleasantness out in the world. That said, hopefully these free and inexpensive finds make you smile. You know how this works from here, keep reading for details, and peep full credits at the end.

P.S. I even put a few extras in the credits! Have fun Fab Free! 

Blueberry

It’s a good time to be part of the Blueberry in-world group if you’re not already. Caroline gave me the heads up that just a day or two ago they sent out a group gift via notices that is a complete Mega Pack. There’s also a 350 linden store credit available to group members also in a notice sent out today! You guys, that makes the 20 linden join fee worth it worth it worth it!!

The generous Mega Pack gift from Blueberry includes the puffer jacket, and dress with lots of options. Along with several sizes, the jacket and dress can be worn together or separately. If you want to wear both together, wear the jacket in your size and use the detailed customization hud to show the dress. From there you can pick from tons of color options for the dress, jacket, and metal parts. Additionally, there is an option to hide or show panties with a lace option for those as well as the color choices. Reminder, the Blueberry group has a one time join fee of 20 linden. Don’t forget to check the notices!

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

Nerdosaurus 

I personally chose to wear the group gift dress from Blueberry as a shirt and put on a cute pair of denim shorts by Nerdosarus.  I found them for just 10 linden on the Marketplace. For that price especially, these shorts are a steal! The shorts come in 5 denim shades, each in an Omega applier as well as classic system layers.

Le Poppycock

The Pose Fair is a must-go-to shopping stop. There are so many free gifts I can’t even tell you how many, and there are poses for everyone. The Pose Fair group is also free to join, just wear the group tag and click the gift boxes to get your free gift. These cute little cacti are part of the Pose Fair gift by Le Poppycock. This gift includes the cacti and a single bento hold pose.

Here are those Credits:

HairTRUTH Eternity – Fatpack *Past VIP Gift Originally Shown Here
HeadCatwa Koura
Eye Makeup[POUT!] POP! liners – Appliers & BOM – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join *Originally Shown Here
Lashes & Hearts[POUT!] Crystal heart lashes – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join *Originally Shown Here
SkinEssences – Petra
EyesBuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Hazel
NecklaceDeliciae – Sending My Heart Necklace
Dermal Piercings – .ARISE. Double Dermal / Purple
Tattoo – Absence – Maritime Rose – Marketplace
Jacket & Dress/TopBlueberry – Puffer Set – Mega Pack – Free Group Gift/Group is 20L to Join *In Group Notices 
Shorts – Nerdosaurus – Compact Shorts – 10L on the Marketplace
Cacti & Pose – Le Poppycock *Fancactus* – Free Event Gift/Event Group is Free to Join – @Pose Fair
**Store Credit! – 350L Blueberry Store Credit – Free Group Gift/Group is 20L to Join *In Group Notices 
Photo taken at Otter Lake


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Just For the Weekend


Lend Me Your Ears

Thank goodness for weekends! Especially weekends in Second Life because there are so many fabulous weekend only finds. This weekend you can head over to Clawtooth and play the gacha machines for 25 linden per pull. This special gacha pricing at Clawtooth will last through September 3rd. Andore also has a weekend special, these pretty pierced mesh ears are just 50 linden for the weekend. Keep reading for more details about each of these fantastic deals, or scroll down for full credits. Happy weekend Fab Free!

Clawtooth

From now until September 3rd you can play the in-store gacha machines at Clawtooth for just 25 linden per play. I played the machine that has the Zosia and Joline hairstyles and couldn’t be happier with my 25 linden color packs. There’s no need for any group, just head over to Clawtooth and take advantage of the unbeatable price before September 3rd.

Andore

This weekend only Andore has these very cute pierced mesh ears for just 50 linden. There’s no group to join for this deal either. These Andore ears are very detailed, and include 2 customization huds. One of the huds helps you reposition and rotate the ears to suit your needs, while the other hud allows you to adjust and customize the skintone, and pick from presets for the metals and jewels.

Here’s What I am Wearing:

Hair – Clawtooth: Zosia (17: Dark Ombre Pack) – 25L per play *Until Sept. 3rd
Head – Catwa Koura
Ears – Andore – Mesh Ears – Passion Heart – 50L *This Weekend Only
Skin – Essences – Sibyl – Free Essences Newsletter Group Gift/Essences Newsletter Group is Free to Join *Previously Blogged Here
Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Winter
Tattoos – Absence – Maritime Rose – Marketplace

Pose by La Baguette
Photo taken at Whimberly


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Happy 10th Anniversary Essences!


Happy Anniversary Essences

If I had to choose a favorite skin shop in Second Life I’d without hesitation choose Essences as m personal favorite. There are lots of amazing skins in SL. Still, Essences has for many years been the source of the skins I wear the most. Recently Essences celebrated 10 years in Second Life. In celebration their in world VIP group and the Essences Newsletter group are both temporarily free to join. There are also 3 new fat-pack Newsletter group gift head appliers.

Each of the 3 Essences appliers is for a different mesh head. There is one for Catwa, one for Genus, and one for Lelutka heads. These free gifts come with a head applier in each of the available skin tones with a light brow, dark brow, or no brow option. Don’t have the body applier to go with these gorgeous new skins? No problem. The body appliers are just 1 linden per mesh body type. I’m wearing the “Sybil” gift applier for the Catwa heads in the above photo. This applier was made with the Catwa Catya head, however I think she’s quite pretty on my Catwa Koura head. To get your copy of these absolutely beautiful free gifts make your way to Essences, join the free-to-join Essences Newsletter group, and click the gift vendors.
Essences 10th Anniversary Gifts!

Here’s What I am Wearing:

Hair – TRUTH Aislin – Brunette
Head – Catwa Koura
Head Applier – Essences – Sibyl – Free Essences Newsletter Group Gift/Essences Newsletter Group is Free to Join
Body Applier – Essences E Body Appliers – Maitreya – 1L
Eyes – Buzzeri – Celestial Eyes – Jade
Jewelry – Cae :: Teagan :: Collection – Currently @Uber
Tattoos – Absence – Maritime Rose – Marketplace
Body – Maitreya Lara

Pose by Le Poppycock

Photo taken at Collin’s Land


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I Am Real


I Am Real

This group gift applier top by Real Makeup speaks for its self, no explanation needed. It also turned out to be a perfect reason to show off these cute Fabulously Free in SL group gift shorts by Paper.Sparrow. For more information about each of these fantastic free gifts, keep reading. Otherwise, you can scroll down to get the full credits.

Real Makeup

I stumbled across the ad for this cute applier tee by Real Makeup on Flickr and just had to check it out. It is a free group gift at Real Makeup, and the store group is free to join. This simple but cute statement top comes as an applier only with 3 color choices.

Appliers Included: Altamura, Slink, Belleza, Maitreya, Eve, Omega

Paper.Sparrow

These slightly iridescent-looking shorts are the free Fabulously Free in SL group gift by Paper.Sparrow. The Fabulously Free group is always free to join. These cute laced shorts come in the single “cotton candy” color with several sizes included.

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

Here’s What I’m Wearing:

Hair – TRUTH Alias – Fatpack – Current VIP Gift *Originally Shown Here
Head – Catwa Koura
Skin – The Skinnery – Bria
Applier Top – Real Makeup – IM.REALmakeup – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Shorts – Paper Sparrow Mandy Shorts Cotton Candy – Free Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is Free to Join
Tattoos – Absence – Maritime Rose – Marketplace
Body – Maitreya Lara

Pose by Imeka – Marketplace
Photo taken at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk