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Eat Me, Drink Me and Get a Bit Too Merry

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Hey Gang!

Tomorrow is Festivus, so a happy Festivus to the rest of us!  Get that pole out of the attic storage space and start airing those grievances!

Now to your normally scheduled post…

I had a crazy dream last night!  I was all dressed up for a Christmas party and I had this amazing Peppermintini to drink.  I took a sip and suddenly I was in Wonderland!  I was on a giant chessboard and the glitter on my gown was animated and sparkling!!!  It was a really cool dream!  Perhaps I had a bit too much to sip on while baking those cookies!

Oh wait, you can do all these things too (drink peppermintini on a giant chessboard while wearing an animated dress!  It’s second life!!!!)

Here’s how!

For a giant chessboard simply go in search under places and type in wonderland, there is a plethora of them!

Second, head to The Arcade and hit up the ChicChica machine for 75L and grab yourself a festive martini!  (Aline is sipping another flavor here)  They are all adorbs!

Third, head to Shanti tomorrow (the 23rd) and click the advent box for that day, you will have yourself my free sparkling, animated gown which fits:

  • Slink
  • Belleza
  • Fitmesh M
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • TMP

Sine the photo can’t do it justice, I made a short video clip which you can click below to see the animation:

Shanti Blue Velvet Gown with Animated sparkles

All advent gifts at Shanti are free on the day and past days are 5L.  No group required.  (and if you pop over on Christmas Eve, you can get a free 500L gift card!  No group needed!) (no questions asked!  lol)

Lastly, you want your head to stay warm so head (no pun intended!) on over to Argrace.  If you remember my last post I mentioned they had several free new holiday gifts for both the ladies and the men and I am showing one this time.  You just need to join the update group (free) and click the vendors!  Caroline blogged another of the Argrace Group gifts here.  And Cre is wearing the same one as me here.

I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas!!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Gown – Shanti Blue Velvet Flower Gown (Free Advent gift no group required)
Necklace – [Ari-Pari] Gold Royal Necklace

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair & Hat– Argrace Santa Hat / TSURARA (Free Group gift, Update group is free to join)

Extras

Mug – ChicChica Xmas delights (75L via The Arcade)


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Sending Healing

Sending Healing

Hey FabFree! I apologize for not being here in the last week… I have had a number of issues in my real life to attend to which have made life extremely difficult lately. I am trying my best to be back. I won’t get into the details, but sometimes the holidays are hard and we have to focus on being kind to one another this time of year.

Advent @ Ari-Pari

It’s time to feature another advent calendar! The dress I am wearing is an advent gift by Ari-Pari. Their calendar is available for group members only, and their group currently costs 25 Linden to join. Three wonderful gifts are out on the calendar right now and the rest will be added at a later point, likely after advent season is over. The creator is currently having health problems which are preventing her from coming online. Let’s wish Ariana healing and I know I am praying for her recovery. Ariana is one of the kindest and most talented creators I know. I’m sending her healing! Get better soon Ariana! ❤

Sizes Included

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Lara
  • Physique
  • Hourglass

That’s all for now!

xx

-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

DressAri-Pari Winter Blooms Mini Dress (Advent Gift/ Group Costs 25L to Join)

Body

Hair – FAGA Clara Hairstyle
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Feather- Oak
Eyes – Lelutka Lake
Nails – Belleza Freya V6
Photo Location – Malus Park

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As the Shoppers Rush Home With Their Treasures…

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Hey gang

Well, its that time of the year when you get a jump on your new years fitness plan by walking miles at the mall and carrying lots of boxes and bags while you do it.  Whew!  That’s a workout!

I’m back with more Advent goodness and more Arcade fun!  Never mind that I keep confusing those two “A” words in my head. This is from the Arcade, no wait, Advent.  And *this* is from an Advent, no darnit, thats the Arcade!  No matter, I’m having so much fun visiting these places every day, confused brain or not!

Either way there are goodies everywhere for you to get your hands on, so let’s dawdle no further!

This gorgeous purple outfit if from the Advent over at Enchantress.  You do have to join the group, but it is a free join.  The Advent is free and all past gifts are free too just by wearing the group tag.  This cute get up fits:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • EBody
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Fitmesh

It also comes with a HUD giving you 8 gorgeous color choices.  I found the purple irresistible so I chose it.

The Self Decor

The cute lights in my hair are by Limerance at 75L a play via The Arcade and the pose (along with the gifts!) is from Sassy Sweet Poses advent calendar.  It is free on the day with no group needed and past gifts are 50L each.

Christmas is creeping closer, it’s going to jump out and yell “BOO!” any moment now…..

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Enchantress (Free gift via Advent calendar, Group is free to join) (previous days are free)
Necklace – Cray
Hair Lights – Limerance via The Arcade (75L per play)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – *Heron – Ellie – 03/Perle
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Stealthic Cascade

Extras

Prop & Pose – Sassy Sweet PosesFree via advent calendar, no group required. (previous days can be purchased for 50L)
Photo location – Mystic Dreamers Valley Mall


Get Cozy

Get Cozy

I’m ready for some rest and relaxation right now.  That means massively comfy clothes, a hot drink and twinkling lights.  And yes, pizza may be involved later, because… pizza.  Thankfully the weekend is upon us, and I can forget the stresses of the week for now, and indulge in some of my favourite pastimes, and a massive pile of marshmallows.

Advent-ure

There are so many amazing Advent calendars to visit this month, and as you know it is very hard to blog about them as they often are only for one day.  You may not know, but we often plan our posts several days in advance here on the FabFree blog, so it’s quite a challenge.  Some Advent calendars are so good that they’re worth making an effort for – and that’s how I feel about the Advent calendar at the Veles Sim.  The gift is free for 24 hours, but you can buy past gifts for 35L, which in my books is a super great deal.  I picked up this lovely oversized sweater and comfy socks by Art & KO for just 35L as it’s a past gift, and there are some really great other ones too!  Totally worth checking out.

Sizes

  • Legacy
  • Maitreya

Oh, you can pick up this sweet little Christmas tree for free at Shop & Hop at the Tarte booth.

Happy Advent, and happy weekend!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Sweater and Socks – Art & KO Gray Pullover & Stockings (35L at the Veles Sim Advent Calendar)

Body   

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 Glitz (Available at Uber)
Lipstick – Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Kuni Hanna
Pose – Foxcity Tomorrow
Sim – Private

Tree – Tarte Tiny Tree (Free Gift @ Shop & Hop/No Group Join Required)


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Elf!

Elf!

Ya know that scene in “Elf” where Buddy jumps up and down and screams “SANTA… I KNOW HIM”? Yeah… that my mood today! And not just because Elf is my favorite Christmas movie. I’ve been bouncing around the Grid grabbing freebies and Advents and Hunts and Group Gifts like crazy!

In fact you may recognize my cute Christmas flavored top today from Luas. This is the “Nuria” sweater and it was the November group gift waaaay back in 2019. “So why are you showing it?” You may ask… Mostly ’cause it’s so cute and there are new folks joining Second Life or our Blog all the time.  Don’t hate on our beloved no0bs! 😉  Just go join the Luas group for only 50L and help yourself to a ton of current and past gifts!

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • SLink Hourglass

My little ornament wish for y’all is from the very eclectic designer, Magnetic. If you haven’t checked this fun shop out yet… do it. I “discovered” it today while on the Joyeux Noel Hunt. Magnetic has loaded it’s gift box with a fatpack of these ornaments with a hold animation for just 2L. Not too much for a bit of Holiday cheer!

Now, let’s circle back to “Elf” ’cause this is the star of today’s show! My super cute “Elf” hat! This is the totally free Advent gift for day #four over at Shanti!  If you heard a shrill ‘OMG SQUeeeeeeeeeeeee’ a few hours ago… well that was me opening this gift. Shanti has a full Advent tree loaded with awesome gifts up for us and you don’t need a Group tag to indulge. But even if you did, the group is free to join!

So get your hats and Christmas duds and ornaments and welcome the best Season of the year!

Hat – Shanti – Elf hat – FREE/0L – Free Advent gift for all

Top – Luas – Nuria sweater – FREE/0L – Free past group gift – Group is 50L to join

Ornament – Magnetic – Xmas Bauble – 2L prize for the Joyeux Noel Hunt


Fabulous Finds 12.03.21 Edition

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Free Advent Calendar Gift/Group is 25L to Join @ Paper.Sparrow

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Welcome, Advent!

Welcome, Advent!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, FabFree!  We’ve been slaving away at our yearly massive Advent calendar listing, and we’re oh so happy that you’re here to take part in one of our fave SL traditions.  It’s sometimes difficult to show off what is in each Advent calendar, since the gifts are usually only available the day of, but today I’ve been given access to one of the best calendars on the grid, so I can give you a bit of a sneak peek of what to expect from the lovely humans over at Entice!

How Enticing!

If you don’t do many Advent calendars (I get it – trust me… after looking at the list I often need to sit in a darkened room and hum to myself for a while), there are always a few calendars that you should never pass up, and Entice is definitely one of them!  If you join their free group, you’ll get an awesome gift every single day of Advent.  If you’re out of group space, you can also purchase the item for 25L without joining the group.  Missed a day?  You can pick up the prize for just 50L!  All in all, some great deals and totally a calendar worth checking out.  I’m showing you what’s coming on December 16th and 17th – I love that green colour! Also, the back of the sweater has some gorgeous lacing up the back that you have to see to believe.  Perfect for a day around town shopping for things I clearly don’t need.   Check out the preview shots below of what to expect, so many pretty things!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Legacy
  • Legacy Petite

Have a really amazing Advent, FabFree!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Entice Wintertime Love Sweater (Free Advent Calendar Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Pants – Entice Wintertime Love Leggings (Free Advent Calendar Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Bag and Drinks – Movement Holidays Shopping
Boots – Lybra Mela
Choker – Kibitz Twisted Heart Choker

Body   

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 Glitz (Available at Uber)
Lipstick – Alaskametro Glitz (Available at Uber)
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Wasabi Uma
Sim – Snowdrops


All I want for Christmas is… some free mesh bodies and heads!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Advent is my favourite time of the year in Second Life. In fact, I go a bit crazy with it! This year has been no letdown, and the amazing list compiled at Fab Free this year was incredible! Time to give our amazing blog organizer Aline a round of applause. *claps*. Make sure you check out those calendars and see if any of the past gifts are available before the 24th of December. The Fab Free December advent list is here.

Advent Calendar at Altamura

Today I will be sharing the incredible advent gifts by Altamura this year. The Altamura group is currently free to join for a limited time, which will give you access to their 12 days of Christmas gifts, sitting under the tree at the store, and two free mesh avatars. Joining the group will also give you access to group gifts that are located around the store (you have to search for them in each section of the store), and there is also a free male mesh head at the back of the store which is a current group gift.

Altamura is known for gifting free, full avatars that include a mesh body and head that are (usually) joined together. This advent, they are gifting two full mesh body and head combos for men and women. These bodies are fully BOM and bento and they can be used out of the box with few limitations. My friend Remus and I are showing off the full avatars above. They are beautiful! This is perfect if you need a new avatar or look for free. In each box, a full mesh head and body are included. The head and body are one piece so you cannot wear another head or body with each piece. Altamura bodies fit Altamura clothes, and you can often get the female avatar to fit other brands like Maitreya or Slink with the aid of alphas. I have heard that the male body fits Adam sized clothing nicely, but I have not tested that out. You will need to use alphas (see below) to wear non-Altamura clothes with these bodies. Altamura has a list of all the companies that make Altamura-sized clothing which is handy if you need help finding clothing for your new body.

One thing that’s important to know about these gift bodies is that they are fully BOM and because of this, they do not include a body hud. So, to add makeups, skins, and tattoos you must use BOM products. You can even use BOM eyes and nails. Any system eyes or nails will work with these bodies. As there is no body hud, you must use add alphas manually to your outfits. In order to alpha out sections of the body,  you will need a set of alphas (like the ones that are used when you have a classic avatar). I found two stores that have a good set of alphas out for free with no group join required:

  1. The first free alpha sets kit is at Little Black Dress. Just click the bag on the ground and the alphas are yours.
  2. Slink also has a set of free alphas out at their main store. Click the board that says “extra alpha layers”.

For the Ladies…

The free female body on offer is called “Movin’ On” and she is gorgeous. The ad below pictures what her head looks like up close. A truly beautiful avatar.

MOVINGon

In addition to giving out these wonderful bodies, there are more gifts under the Christmas tree at Altamura. The red BOM shirt I am wearing underneath my sweater and the sparkly heels are two of those free gifts. The heels are fitted for Altamura, Maitreya, and Slink bodies.

Goodies for the Guys!

I pulled in my friend Remus for the post today. Remus is sporting the Take My Way male avatar, which is also free. He is wearing 3 other free advent gifts from Altamura’s calendar, including the sweater and the scarf. The sweater is sized for Altamura bodies only and the scarf will fit any avatar. The jeans he is wearing are BOM/system pants which can be found for free in everyone’s library. Details are listed in the credits below.

TAKE MY WAY GIFT

Another awesome freebie that’s out for the guys at Altamura right now is the Akakor Mesh head. I am not sure how long this head will be available for free, so I wanted to mention it for all the guys out there. This head is BOM and Omega compatible and it can be worn with any other mesh body! Normally, Altamura heads go for 3-4, 000 L so this is a great deal! Snatch it up which you can, boys!

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Free Unisex Hair!

Coming Soon to Fab Free

The last thing I wanted to mention is the gifts at the Firestorm Major Event. Remus is wearing the free unisex Jaime hairstyle by Firelight which is currently free to get at the event. This hair can be worn on a male or female avatar and it is completely free, no group join required. This freebie is out for a limited time, and there is also a free arctic ferret, and a free black panther you can grab at the event. I can not find when this event ends, but it will be very soon because this is a holiday-themed event. Go while you still can to get the gifts there.

I wanted to give special thanks to Orion Swansong and Ryan Schultz for helping me prepare for this post! These bodies were new to me and they helped me out greatly. You can read Ryan Schultz’s review of the Altamura advent gift bodies here.

Go snatch all these great gifts up before it’s too late!

xx

-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Body, Head, eyes, skin, and hair base– Altamura Movin’ On Fullbody Female BOM Avatar (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join)
Sweater & Pants– Ari-Pari Baby It’s Cold Sweatsuit (Exclusive at Winter Wonderland Market)
Shoes– Altamura Christmas Stilletos (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Hair– TRUTH Lela
Nails– SlackGirl Fly Bento Mesh Nails 

Remus is Wearing…

Body, Head, eyes, skin, and hair base–Altamura Take My Way Fullbody Male BOM Avatar (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Hair– Firelight Jaime Unisex Hair (Free at the Firestorm Major Event)
Sweater– Altamura Christmas Red Sweater- Altamura size (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Scarf– Altamura Coppola Scarf (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Pants– Male Student Jeans (Free in Second Life Library)
Boots–Altamura Christmas Red Boots 1 (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)

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Rudolph and Snow Bunnies

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Christmas is the time for cute things and cuddly animals. I absolutely loved this bunny snowman I found at Paper. Sparrow. The lovely Bunnie Francis must have put it out! I also am in love with this cute reindeer plushie and the outfit I have on. Read below for more details!

Get spoiled by Neve at the Shop and Hop

Neve has eleven gifts out at the shop and hop! What a great offer! They are handing out all of their past Christmas gifts in one big bundle in their booth at the Shop and Hop. I hope you enjoy them! I am wearing the Lumos scarf, which is their newest gift this year.

The rest of the getup…

I have a lot of FREE and under 75 L deals stuffed in this adorable outfit today so I will lay the details out in a list for you so that it is easier to read! Here it is:

  • The beautiful sweater dress costs only 1 tiny linden at Ari-Pari on the Joyeux Noel Hunt. It comes in a variety of colours which you can change using a hud. The hint for this prize is: “Santa has a gift just for you”. This hunt ends on December 31st so you have some time to check it out!
  • The hat is a free advent gift at Ari-Pari. It comes in a variety of colours to match all of your holiday outfits. You can grab all of their past advent gifts on their advent calendar for free at the main store here!
  • The ADORABLE Rudolph plushie is from an exclusive Ari-Pari gacha at The Gacha Life. The Gacha Life event ends on December 31st, so make sure you snatch up the gifts there while you still can.

Thanks for reading, Fab Free!

xx

-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Hat – Ari Pari  Snowflake Knit Dress (1 Linden on the Joyeux Noel Hunt)
Hat – Ari Pari  Holiday Hat (Free advent gift/ All past advent gifts are free and still available/ Group is Free to Join)
Scarf – Neve Lumos Scarf (Free at the Winter Shop and Hop)
Plushie– Ari Pari Holiday Reindeer Plushie (50 L per pull at The Gacha Life)
Jeans– Addams Addison Jeans

Body

Hair – Pheonix Christin Hair (Free at FaMESHed) Previously blogged by Aline here
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya
Mesh Head – Genus Project Genus Babyface
Skin – Revoul Gingiana, Tone 6
Eyes– Euphoric Jesse Eyes Applier
Lipstick–  Alaskametro Stonefruit Lipstick Tester (Free wearable demo)

Nails – Belleza Freya
Photo Location – Paper.Sparrow

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Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold

I’m dreaming about the South of France again… Those enormous sunflower fields that are bordered by something wonderful (usually a field of lavender), and contain one solitary olive tree.  I’ve closed my eyes just so I can hear the sound of the cicadas, and smell the wild herbs growing all about.  And, oh how hot it is.  But just the right kind of hot… Maybe it’s time for a real life trip back to Provence!  Hmmm…

The Advent

Though I’m thinking about summer, and feeling the warmth of it all around me, my mind is firmly planted on the season of Advent.  Why you ask?  Because Applique Chic have an Advent calendar going for July!  Yep – every day a new FREE gift!  And if you miss a day?  No biggie, just head back over there and pay 10L for anything you missed.  It’s a steal!  The offering for Day 6 is this beautiful graphic sundress that put me in the mood for getting lost among the flowers.  Head over to Applique Chic to grab your own!

Sizes

  • Ocacin
  • TMP
  • Tonic Fine & Curvy
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • XS – XL with an Alpha Layer

Bon Weekend, mes amis!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Applique Chic Graphic Summer Dress (Free Advent in July Gift)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier –  Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Eyelash Applier – Pout! Divine Lashes
Finger Tattoos – Stix Solar Hand Tattoos
Hair – Pr!tty Bekka
Sim – Sunflower Memories

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