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Those who wander

Those who wander

Do you guys ever get on the Grid and just wander? Pick a random place to start… maybe you saw a photo location you liked and popped over to see… Then it led you somewhere else and further. That’s what I did today. Just went for a wander to see the sights. I am constantly amazed at the beauty of some of the SIMs. I spent some time at Sparrow Springs and just relaxed watching the world go by.  A big part of my enjpyment today was the comfy casual “walk about” clothes I picked up for almost free.

Long and Short

My new Capris are from Graffitiwear and I picked them up for free on the Lucky Board. These are the ‘Free Spirit’ capris and they come with a HUD for a ton of color and pattern choices too. You do need to be a group member to play the Lucky Board but the group is only 25L to join and it’s well worth it for the Boards and the gifts.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Eve – Pupy, Slim
  • FitMesh – XXS – L
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic – Curvy, Fine

Stopping to smell the roses

My new floral tank is an “almost free” goodie as well. This is the “Raindrops on Roses” tee from the Bold Llama Tee Shirt Company. It’s only 1L as part of the ‘Raindrops on Roses’ Hunt. There is also a similar tank for the Hunt priced at 25L since this Hunt has two tracks of prizes.

Sizes Included

  • Bellza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Classic Mesh – XS – XL
  • eBody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic-Curvy, Fine

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Hair – Analog Dog – Mali

Top – The Bold Llama Tee Shirt Company – Raindrops on Roses – 1L prize for the Raindrops on Roses Hunt

Pants – Graffitiwear – Free Spirit Capris – FREE/0L – Free group members Lucky Board Prize – Group is 25L to join

Photo Location – Sparrow Springs


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Nerdy Me

Nerdy me

Hey There, FabFree! I got a bit of a rumor this evening that our old friend Moira Serenity, designer of Nerdy Girl was having a little sale. Now the Nerdy Girl store closed it’s door some time ago but Moira always maintained a Marketplace store. I love the cute and nerdy designs so I hurried over to the Market Place and YES… there is a 1L sale at Nerdy Girl!

I picked up this cute little crop top and comfy shorts for just 1L each. That’s a real bargain since both pieces come with HUD for ten different designs. I picked this one cause… WOLVERINES!! **

I have no idea how long this sale will last so if you need some cute and casual and Nerdy in you life hurry up!

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Hair – Analog Dog – Mali

Top – Nerdy Girl – Vintage Tees (Old School) – 1L sale

Shorts – Nerdy Girl – Short Shorts prints – 1L sale

** Red Dawn (The 1984 version) … featuring a young Patrick Swayze … see it and love it!

Photo Location – Backdrop City


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Beach Weekend

Beach Weekend

Sometimes life is kinda weird. Second Life even more so…

So I was checking out the Imaginarium yesterday and if you haven’t yet you really should! There’s a ton of great Gachas perfect for summer time and a ton of free gifts! Anyway, I stopped to play Art & Ko’s “Beach Weekend” gacha cause I loved the common bikini and beach sandals. It’s not often you really like the common as much or more than the Rare, am I right? I plucked down my 50L and pulled the RARE the very first time! So I knew I had to blog this cool beachy look!

Beach Baby

The one piece rare swimsuit comes with  an option to change to one of five colors but there’s no HUD. You click on the suit itself to choose your look. Pretty innovative, huh?

Sizes Included

  • Maitreya

Curls for Days

My curly new ‘do is one of those free gifts I mentioned earlier. This is “Em” from Analog Dog and it’s yours for free when you’re a member of the Gimme Gacha Group. Which is, of course, free to join. Em comes with a full fatpack of colors for you to enjoy!

The Imaginarium is open until the end of the month for your shopping pleasure!

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2

Swimsuit – Art & Ko – Beach Weekend Gacha – 50L per play @ The Imaginarium

Hair – Analog Dog – Em – FREE/0L – Free Group Gift – Group is Free to Join @ The Imaginarium


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Kiss from a Rose

Kiss from a Rose

Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels, yeah
Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey

I know I’m going back a few years quoting a song from the 90s but dang it, that’s a good song. And when I saw the roses on Seniha’s new group gift… it popped in my head.

Roses in Bloom

This is the latest group gift, ‘Lyna’. Isn’t she lovely? Seniha has a ton of group gifts up and each one is nicer than the last. Lyna comes in two versions: one in the pink I’m showing and a pale teal blue. Both are truly gorgeous. Plus, it’s extra nice that the Seniha group is free to join.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • SLink Hourglass

New Do

I saw Aline’s post here about the Imaginarium and had to go check it out. And what do you know, I found a great free gift too! This is ‘Annoh’ from Analog Dog and it’s out in a full fatpack gift. I really like the tumbled curls! All you need to do is join the Imaginarium group, which is free to join, and grab your gifts.

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Necklace – IT – Last Rose

 

Dress – Seniha – Lyna – FREE/0L – Group Gift – Group is free to join

Hair – Analog Dog – Annoh – FREE/0L – Free Gift for ImaginariumGroup is free to join

Photo Location – Lutz City


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Gifted

Gifted

This round of the Gacha Garden is going strong and I highly suggest you check it out. Not only is there a ton of fun gachas to play, there are a ton of free gifts to pick up as well. Just join the free Gacha Garden Group and grab those giftys!

Gifts Galore like….

This gorgeous new hair from Analog Dog. This is ‘Siren’ and you get the full fat pack in the gift box. Yep, the full fatpack of colors. I’m not showing it here, for obvious reasons… But the hair is really nicely designed to flow around a ladies… ahem… bosom.

Bejeweled with roses

My lovely new jewelry is also a free gift at Gacha Garden. This is Louna in Black from Ersch. You get the earrings and necklace with a HUD to change the color of the roses to one of ten equally pretty colors.

And here’s your taxi to the Gacha Garden now ->The Gacha Garden

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2

 

Hair – Analog Dog – Siren – FREE/0L – Free Gift at Gacha Garden

Jewelry – Ersch – Louna –FREE/0L – Free Gift at Gacha Garden

 


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It’s Called Hairology, Chantal

7DS Chantal Close

Chantal

Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I’m so glad you’re here, I have a lot to share with you! So rather than ease into the post, I’ll just get right to the good stuff starting with this absolutely beautiful group gift skin from 7 Deadly Skins. I love the look of this face on the Catwa Sofia head. Her name is Chantal and she’s the November group gift at 7 Deadly Skins. The beauty marks really make the skin for me. This generous gift includes Omega body/head appliers in each of the 7 skin tones. There is also a male skin group gift available. The 7 Deadly Skins group is 225 linden to join at this time, and there are monthly group gifts.
Hairology Gifts

Hairology 2nd Anniversary Gifts

Yep, it’s anniversary time for Hairology, which of course means FREE hair. It’s hard to believe that Hairology is already 2 years old. I can still clearly recall when it was still being planned and put together. In celebration most of the Hairology participating designers have put out some pretty awesome FREE gifts. I know I picked up one from just about every booth and it’s quite possible I missed one or two. Rather than show each and every one, I decided to pick out four personal favorites. These gifts are completely FREE, no group needed, just click the Anniversary cake at each booth and pay zero linden.

  • First, the Pink Hustler gift at Hairology is the cute little knit choker Pru is wearing in each of the photos. This FREE gift comes with a color change hud allows you to change the color of the knit part of the collar, the laces, and the metal bits. Most of the colors are in the realm of pastel, but there are some bold colors as well.
  • Next, the hair pictured in the left photo is the FREE Hairology gift from RunAway. This gorgeous long hairstyle comes with a color hud that includes 9 edgy dip dyed/fade hair color options. There are 3 hair sizes for this style as well, fitted, boobs, and regular.
  • The hairstyle pictured in the top photo and the center of the second photo is the Hairology gift from Analog Dog. I love these extra long wavy braids. With this FREE gift you’ll get the Rampion hair style with 8 color huds. Each hud has several color options. Also included is a set of classic system layer hair bases, and an optional flexi add-on for the wavy ends of the braids.
  • Finally, the hair shown on the right in the above photo is the FREE gift at Hairology from Damselfly. Another long wavy style, this one is more tousled and full. This pretty hairstyle comes with a “Mixed and Faded” color hud that includes 40 (yes 40!) color options, most of which are a variation of blond, brunette, black, or red. The hair also comes in 2 sizes.

Glitter

Lastly, the cute little bodysuit Pru has on is a FREE gift from Glitter exclusively for Fabulously Free in SL group members. This kitty faced pink bodysuit with an applier hud, and classic system layers. As always the Fabulously Free in SL group is FREE to join. All you need to do to get your copy of this cute FREE gift is head over to Glitter, make sure to wear your Fab Free group tag, and click the gift vendor.

Appliers Included: Maitreya, Belleza, Omega, Slink, eBody

Here are the details, enjoy!

Head –  CATWA HEAD Sofia Bento
Hairstyles

  • RunAway – [RA] Sophie Hair – Recolored – FREE Gift @Hairology
  • Analog Dog – AD – Rampion – FREE Gift @Hairology
  • *~*Damselfly*~*Lena Rigged Mesh – FREE Gift @Hairology

Hair Base – Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase – set 10 for CATWA
Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – CHANTAL – FREE Group Gift/Group is 225L to Join
Choker – Pink Hustler – *PH* knit choker – FREE Gift @Hairology
Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo
Bodysuit – GLITTER – KITTEN body suit with Appliers Pink – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join
Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Poses by Signature Poses

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Going dotty

Going dotty

Help! The weather’s been so dotty lately.

I don’t know what’s going on but the weather’s been acting kinda strange recently. Not so strange that it’s raining literal cats and dogs (thankfully) but it seems as if it can’t make up its mind most of the time. Some days the sky is heavy with dark clouds while on others it’s surprisingly sunny for this time of year and on other days things can flip between the two at the drop of a dime. I just can’t figure it out but anyway, at least I’ve found an outfit versatile enough to keep up with all of this odd weather.

As they say, if you can’t beat them…

Join them! I’ve gone dotty as well with the Lily outfit from MOoH! (it’s so much fun typing out this store’s name). You can always count on classic prints to get you through the day and none are more classic, or classy when it comes down to it than black and white polka dots. Personally, I found that it paired off rather well with the prim cut of this collared dress. I like fantasy clothes as much as the next Second Life(r) but it’s always great to find something that I’d actually wear outside of this virtual world.

As you can see from the picture above there are two ways of wearing the Lily outfit. The dress itself is a sleeveless number (perfect for when the sun decides to show itself) and flatters your figure by being cinched at the waist by a white belt. The dress comes in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) and one fitmesh size so you can most certainly test it out on your mesh body should you own one. If it gets chillier (or if you just feel like rocking the cute librarian look) throw on the comfy, duel toned cardigan. I simply love the little bow that holds the two sides together, as it just adds to the girlish look of the whole outfit. The cardigan comes in five standard mesh sizes as well (XXS-L) and one fitmesh size. Both outfits have their own spiffy alpha layer and not only do they help with the fit, they also ensure that you can wear the cardigan with a separate outfit as well.

The Lily outfit is on sale at the MOoH! main store until the 26th of the month and is priced at 85L. That’s a little over the FabFree price cap but if you join the MOoH! group as I’ve already done (-crosses another thing off the bucket list-) you can take advantage of the free 150L gift card that’s available to members to get this dress for free. MOoH! has a one-time join fee of 100L but it’s a great investment in the long run as the gift cards are given out monthly. If you haven’t picked it up already, the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift at MOoH! has been changed out recently.

Heeled and tasseled

With Commander being a bit grumpy recently I’ve had to stay home to make sure he doesn’t get up to any mischief. Of course, that also means more time to poke about the SL Marketplace. I came across these pretty pair of strappy heels from Ferina’s Creations and immediately thought about wearing them with the Lily outfit. There’s nothing like wearing a bit of red with a monochrome outfit to make things pop. I simply adore the detail of the tassel on these heels though the best part about them is that you’ll only have to spend 1L to add them to your collection. Note however that these heels are made for Slink high feet only.

A little bit of bounce

It seems that I’ve been more inclined towards shorter hairstyles recently doesn’t it? It’s nice to switch things up for a change and it helps that there have been not a few great offers for shorter hairstyles. One such is the free gift that Analog Dog has out for the January round of Gacha Guardians. I’ve come to associate wild, fun curls with this brand and the Charlotte hair certainly did not disappoint. This bouncy hairstyle has a retro feel about it, acting as the perfect topper for the Lily outfit. In the gift package, you’ll receive a bald base, an alpha layer as well as an easy to use hud that lets you choose from twelve fantasy colors as well as control the ombre fades and tints of the hair. There are loads of other gifts out at the Gacha Guardians event and you’ll need to be part of the Gimme Gacha group to be able to scoop them up. Don’t worry though the group is free to join so all you need is a group slot and you’re good to go!

Another group gift

Speaking of free group gifts, there’s a new one currently out at Hello Dave. The pictures don’t do them any justice but the Spot Me manicure in nude that I’m wearing pairs up very nicely with the entire outfit as well. Personally, I find that Hello Dave puts out manicures with very interesting designs and it certainly doesn’t hurt that they change out their free group gifts on the regular too. The group is free to join as well so go ahead and treat yourself to a mani and pedi! Hello Dave nails work with Slink mesh hands and some mesh hands that are compatible with the Omega system. While you’re there at the store don’t forget to pick up the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift as well. Two of the sets have been blogged by Kat {HERE} and myself {HERE} and you can get a closer look {HERE}.

And that’s a wrap for today! The weather’s looking pretty dodgy again so I’m retreating back indoors. Oh, but before I leave, here’s a closer look at the Hello Dave group gift I was talking about.

Hello Dave - Nail Appliers

 

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair – Analog Dog Charlotte (0L @ Gacha Guardians/Group tag needed)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L)
Manicure – Hello Dave Spot Me Nude (0L/Group Gift/No join fee required)
Outfit – MOoH! Lily Outfit (85L/Sale till the 26th)
Shoes – Ferina’s Creations Red Sandals (1L on the Marketplace)
Hands – Slink Casual
Feet – Slink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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Of flowers

Of flowers

Hello, once again dear Readers and welcome to the second edition of Edi’s Costume Ideas. I know, I know it’s probably not the snazziest of segment names but let’s get down to business, shall we? Today I bring to you the fantastically flowery Day of the Dead corset. This dramatic outfit is the new group gift from BlueMoon Enterprise and one that you can snap up for free just by joining the group. There is no sign-up fee so all you have to do is click and enjoy! With its color scheme of deep reds and blacks, this outfit is certain to be eye-catching.

I love the wonderful extras that come along with this gift. Together with the mesh corset, you will receive mesh garters, a mesh lace necklace, and panties just to name a few for starters. Aside from the panties, which comes in only system layers the corset, garters and necklace come in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L). Don’t worry about anything poking out though as both the corset and necklace come with spiffy alpha layers. Now comes the fun part, as you can choose to wear the outfit as is or add a bit of flowery flair to it using the different flower attachments that can be found in the package. Points of attachments are the waist, neck, and hair (not pictured) and you can mix and match to your heart’s content.

If by any chance the outfit is not already dramatic enough for you, you can add the waist sash and the train. In this age of mesh that we all live our Second Lives in I must admit that I don’t have a lot of flexi things in my inventory but the train is so much fun and I love the way it moves and swishes behind you.

To tie the whole look together I put on the White Stag mask from Hextraordinary that you can get by playing the store’s gacha machine at the Salem macabre market and gacha gallows. It’s 50L per play and there are so many great masks up for grabs. I’ll probably be heading over again just to see if I can win one of the rare ones! And speaking of gacha, the hair pictured is from Analog Dog’s latest offering at The Epiphany. I’m a lover of odd colors and tints for hair and was very pleased that this one comes with a number of different highlights.

Of flowers headshot

However, if you don’t feel like wearing a mask, the Day of the Dead outfit comes with its own makeup layer. It’s aptly named Sugar Skull and it’s eye-popping colors stand out even if, like me, you’d like to hide in the shadows for a while.

Well! I’m off to see if there are other costumes to sniff out. Wish me luck and I’ll catch you later!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Maple
Hair – Analog Dog Windswept (Gacha/75L per play/@ The Epiphany)
Eyes – Arise Sunny Eyes Grey (Past SLB13 gift)
Feet – Slink High
Outfit –BlueMoon Enterprise Day of the Dead (0L/Group Gift/No join fee required)
Mask –  Hextraordinary  (Gacha/50L per play/@ Salem Event)

Pose – Elephante

Sim – Follow your bliss

 

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An Enchanted Oceane

The Enchantment Hunt drew me back again, as well as the chance to show off some fabulous goodies at two other stores. If your into cosplay or fantasy roleplay… this is your month to make away like a bandit — or mermaid as the case may be!

Enchanted Oceane [2]

I recently checked out the FREE Ball at Analog Dog and discovered it had been updated. There are a few new styles inside, including this great rigged mesh style called Lolly all for FREE. It comes in light reds with a color change hud and though you have to hunt for the nearly transparent bubble at the back of the sim, it’s well worth the search!

I also stopped by Oceane and played the in-store Gachas which had some really wonderful prizes for lovers of fantasy avatars! My Oceane Lauren Fantasy Skin in Blue was a 75L gacha prize and was just perfect for this underwater look — but don’t hesitate to check this one out even if blue is not your color, because the gacha had 19 total colors as possible prizes. It does not come with appliers, but don’t let that deter you. I usually have a difficult time matching skins without them, but was able to match this skin to my Slink hands within minutes because the shading near the wrists is made to blend so easily.

I also played the Oceane Fairytale Lips gacha and landed the Rainbow Rare hook line and sinker to add to my skin. Woot! It was only 50L per spin and added a nice touch to this fantasy skin.

And all mermaids have to eat, yes? If you peek at the picture below, my fun Swallow Yum Fishie (20 possible colors) was a 15L Gacha prize also from Oceane.

Enchanted Oceane [1]

And the Enchantment hunt continues, but only until September 5th, so be sure to make your final rounds to pick up the fabulous gifts before you miss out. In this post, I’m showcasing a few more for you! These two poses are the FREE hunt gifts from [Black Tulip] called Ariel. Astrid’s stunning mesh mermaid tail and bra are the FREE Enchantment gift from Mer-Chandise Cove.

You’ll have to look a little closer at the pictures to catch the final gifts I’m showing, but I’ve always been a firm believer that small details are what make an avatar stand out. My pink nose piercing (which comes with a color change hud offering over 20 color options as well as options to change glow, glossiness, and and brightness) is the FREE Enchantment Hunt Gift from Gaeline Creations.

If you take a swim by no.Match, you’ll be able to pick up this gorgeously detailed Mermaids Hairpin as their FREE offering for the Enchantment Hunt. And last (but certainly not least) Astrid’s mysterious, come-hither eyes are a FREE Enchantment Hunt gift from antielle. There are six generous color choices in the package, though I’m wearing the blue.

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Find your way to the Enchanted Oceane…

Skin – Oceane Lauren Fantasy skin Blue (75L Gacha Prize/in store Gacha)

Hair – Analog Dog – Lolly – Light Reds (0L Analog Dog Free Ball)

Eyes – antielle. Mermaid Eyes Blue (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Lipstick – Oceane Fairytale Lips Rainbow 6 RARE (50L Gacha Prize/in store Gacha)

Hands – SLink

Mermaid tail and Bra – Mer-Chandise Cove Forgotten Princess Bra and Forgotten Princess Tail (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Hair Jewelry – no.match Mermaids Hairpin (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Nose Piercing – Gaeline Creations Jewels Celeste Piercing (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Mouth Fishie – Oceane Swallow Yum Fishie (15L Gacha Prize/in store Gacha)

Poses by [Black Tulip] Poses – Ariel – (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Sim – Cave Rua Water Gardens – “Coral and seaweed mingle with these ruins, providing a haunting yet beautiful atmosphere to swim through. Look for the shipwrecks but don’t get stung by the jellyfish. Other reefs and attractions are also in the area.”

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