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Lavender Key of Time

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Hello Again Fab Free’rs! It’s good to have you here. I had to do a quick post today to show you a brand new group gift from Apple May Designs and a sweet tattoo from Moon Tattoo. First, the giftie from Apple May Designs.

Lucky Lavender

This gift at Apple May Designs is extra awesome because you don’t have to join the group to get it. Non group members can pick up this adorable polka-dotted two piece Shae set in either pink or lavender for just 49 lindens per color. If you are already an Apple May Designs group member, or you wanna join (there is a one time fee of 25 lindens) you can get one or both of the Shae sets for FREE by participating in the group only Lucky Letter boards. There is also at least 1 previous group gift still available. Even though you can’t see it in this photo, there’s an enormous bow in the back that just adds to the charm of this set. It’s like retro lingerie meets Disney princess and I love it!

Mesh Sizes Included: Belleza Isis & Freya, Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass

Tattoo Time

Up next, how pretty is this very feminine under-bust tattoo by Moon Tattoo?! I love all the delicate lines. You can pick up this tattoo for just 49 lindens on the Marketplace. I guess 49 lindens must be a theme for this post! The inexpensive tattoo comes in an omega applier and includes a classic system tattoo layer.

 

Here are the details, Enjoy!

HairCATWA HAIR MissFortune [Darks]

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Head Applier – Essences – Petra (Catwa) – Recently @Kustom 9

Eyebrows – Just Magnetized – Perfect Eyebrows – set 02 for OMEGA & CATWA

Eye Makeup – ALMA Makeup – All Blacks – Catwa – Currently @SWANK

Lipstick – Pink Acid For Catwa Overly Transparent Gloss Princess Pop

Skin – Essences – Pale02

OutfitApple May Designs – (AMD) Shae – Lavender Polka – 49L (no group tag) / FREE Lucky Letter Prize (group tag required, 25L join fee) 

Tattoo – **MOON TATTOO** OMEGA Key of Time – 49L on the Marketplace

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by WetCat

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Corn-Dog Hustler

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Hello There Fab Free’rs! I don’t mind telling you I had a wonderfully lazy weekend so far. I hope yours has been just as awesome. Speaking of awesome, I am excited to share the several gifts I used to create this look. I’d struggle to tell you what my exact personal style is, I’m a little bit pin up, a little bit goth, and a little bit grunge. Ha! This look definitely matches my eclectic tastes, I hope you like it as much as I do.

Corn Dog

There’s something wonderful about food in Second Life. You can enjoy anything and everything without any negative affects. Fair food like this corn dog from Label Motion has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. It’s terrible for you, but oh so good! Now you can enjoy a corn dog and have zero guilt. This fun prop is a FREE subscriber gift from Label Motion. I did have to unsubscribe and re-subscribe to get the gift, but the minimal effort was well worth it. In the gift you’ll get a mustard version (one whole, one half eaten), and a ketchup version (also whole or half eaten).  I think it makes for a super cute photo prop.

The Hustler

Pink Hustler has several group gifts out right now, the most recent of which is this super adorable bandanna hairstyle. No pin-up girl wardrobe would be complete without it. Not to mention it’s one of those styles that can dress up or be very casual. The gift includes the hairstyle and two color change huds. The huds also include several floral textures for the bandanna.

While picking up the group gift hairstyle at Pink Hustler, I also snagged a copy of the bento nails group gift that is still available. These extra long claws are seriously cute. They come with a color change hud that lets you pick colors for every other nail, or you can choose to color them all the same. There are quite a few polka dotted color options in bright summery colors. There’s also a cute little bow on the left ring finger that has separate color options. These bento nails by Pink Hustler come in a Maitreya fit only. The Pink Hustler group has a one time join fee of 350 linden. As I mentioned before, there are several past gifts still available including the two shown here today!

A Little Side Note: Pru is also wearing a few past group gifts that had been previously blogged but are still available! The top is a FREE group gift at Vinyl (group is FREE to join) which was originally blogged by Love here. The eye makeup is also a FREE (group is 100L to join) group gift from Slack Girl previously blogged by me here.  

Here are all the details, Enjoy!

HairPink Hustler – *PH* V.I.P Group Gift // HAIR 8182  – FREE Group Gift/Group is 350L to Join 
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Head Applier – Essences – Petra (Catwa) – Recently @Kustom 9
Skin – Essences – Pale02
Brows – Just Magnetized – Perfect Eyebrows – set 02 for OMEGA & CATWA
Eye Makeup – Slack Girl – ::SG:: Jojo Eyeshadow – Past GG Still Available/Group is 100L to Join
Lipstick – Pink Acid For Catwa Overly Transparent Gloss Cherry
EarringsPlastik – :[P]:- Chrysalis Earrings://White
Tattoos – Letis Tattoo :: Meredith :: MM17002 ::
Top – Vinyl – London Crop Top – Past GG Still Available / Group is FREE to Join
NailsPink Hustler – *PH* V.I.P Group Gift // bento nail #GG2 – FREE Group Gift/Group is 350L to Join 
Corn Dog – Label Motion – Are you hungry? – FREE Subscriber Gift 
Body/Hands –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*Pose by Kirin

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The Cross I Bare

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Hello There Fab Free’rs! I’m just going to come right out and say that Stix has just provided me with my new favorite fantasy toned skin. No contest. I love the lavender shade, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that this gorgeous purple hued skin is a FREE group gift at Stix. Needless to say once I was wearing the skin I was instantly inspired to create this cool demoness look.

Yuki as Syx

This fabulously generous group gift at Stix includes classic system layers with options for cleavage/nipples, nether regions,  and brows. Additionally there is a full set of appliers. While the body and head appliers are Omega based, they are specifically done to fit each of the different body types (Slink Pysique, Slink Hourglass, Maitreya, Belleza) rather than using one texture for all. The Stix group is FREE to join at this time. So if you aren’t already a PixyStix group member, no need to worry you can still get this amazing gift for FREE since there is not a group join fee all you need is group space!

Appliers Included: All in One Hud – Omega Appliers (Head & Body), Mesh Ear Appliers (Bentbox, Logo, Soul Uni), Heavy Cleavage Applier

Hunting at the Goth Garage Sale

I had some help creating this cool look thanks to some hunt items I picked up at the Goth Garage Sale. The Goth Garage Sale Hunt items are just 5 lindens each, and you’ll be hunting little black cats with glowing yellow eyes. Most of them are fairly easy to find. The little yellow-eyed cats are hidden/perched around the Goth Garage Sale venue, some are even hidden in the shops. The Goth Garage Sale event and Hunt end August 8th.

This Hair is Sn@tched

This sleek long hairstyle and horns set are the Goth Garage Sale Hunt prize by Sn@tch. I was pleasantly surprised to see a hairstyle from Sn@tch. The 5 linden hunt prize includes the hairstyle Drucilla with a “Goths” color hud that has 16 goth inspired hair-color options. You’ll also get the horns which can be worn separately. Horns are set up with resize scripts.

The Cross I Bare

The heavy cross Pru is wearing is another Goth Garage Sale Hunt item, this one from Psycho Barbie. The necklace fits well, is sizable, and includes a color change hud. The color hud lets you pick between black, gold, light gold, and silver. You can hunt down your 5 linden copy of the Psycho Barbie Croix necklace at the Goth Garage Sale.
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I went ahead and added a second photo, not just because I had so much fun with this look, I wanted to give a closer look at the third Goth Garage Sale Hunt item I used for this look. Also, it gives you a great close-up of the Yuki as Syx group gift skin from Stix, and the beautiful texture of the horns included in the Sn@tch Goth Garage Sale Hunt prize. Plus, I love the way she looks with this mad face!

Black Pearls

This detailed facial piercing set is the Goth Garage Sale Hunt prize by Black Pearls, and probably my personal favorite of the hunt items I collected. Like all the hunt prizes, this one from Black Pearls is just 5 lindens. First I want to point out that the blades along the forehead are color change, just click one and you’ll get a drop down menu with tons of color options. With just a minor adjustment to the position, the set fit my mesh head perfectly.

Here are the details, Happy Hunting Fab Free!

Hair w/optional Horns – :::Sn@tch Drucilla Hair (Goths) & Curled Horns (Black)::: – 5L GGS Hunt Prize @Goth Garage Sale
Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Eyes – {S0NG} :: Toki // Lilac Eye
Piercings – Black Pearls – [BP] Visha v2 – 5L GGS Hunt Prize @Goth Garage Sale
Necklace – +Psycho Barbie+ [Croix Necklace] – 5L GGS Hunt Prize @Goth Garage Sale
Skin – Stix ~ Yuki as Syx – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join
Body/Hands –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*Pose by Indigo

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Come gO! With Me

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Hello Hello Fab Free’rs! We’ve made it half way through the week. I hope you’re all doing well. I’m happy to report that I’m quite busy but otherwise fairly fantastic all things considered. I’m also really missing some of our Fab Free family lately. I don’t know what I’d do with my Second Life with out each of you, and my fellow bloggers here at Fab Free. So thanks again and always for being here. Mush and gush aside, I do have some lovely gifts to share with you!

Slip Dress to Impress

Something about this sweet slip dress from gO! must have me feeling sentimental today! It is quite darling on. I love the way it seems billowy when you move while wearing it. This cute dress is the most recent group gift at gO!. You will need to join the gO! group, and wear the group tag to get your FREE gift. Currently the gO! group has a one time join fee of just 50 lindens. The group gift Tamara dress comes in several fitted mesh sizes, and standard mesh with an alpha layer also included.

Mesh Sizes Included: One Standard Mesh size, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya

Amulet

The proverbial icing on the cake for this look would have to be this FREE group gift necklace from Maxi Gossamer. I had a somewhat similar necklace as a teenager, so I was twice excited about this gift when I saw it. The “Gossamer Jewellery” group is FREE to join, so don’t hesitate to pick up this beautiful FREE gift. The Maxi Gossamer gift Tibetan OM Amulet comes in several colors, as well as a long version and a short version. It can also be easily sized with the built in resize scripts. Just touch the necklace to get the menu and options.

Amulet Colors Included: Brass, Jade Green, Jade Red, Ivory (shown), Silver, Turquoise

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Magika [03] Written

Head Applier – Essences – Petra (Catwa) – Currently @Kustom 9

SkinEssences – Medium02

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Eyes –  IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

NecklaceMaxi Gossamer – MG – Necklace – Sacred Tibetan OM Amulet – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Tattoos –  Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Dress – !gO! Tamara dress – GIFT – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join 

*Pose by Kirin

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Heads Up!

Heads Up

If you’ve been wanting to try out a bento mesh head… BUT haven’t wanted to spend the large amount of lindens that the new bento heads can cost? Boy do I have the deal for you! AK Creations is giving an anniversary gift not to be missed!

Heads up!

If you are a group member of AK Creations, you can buzz on down to the store and pick up your Lulu bento mesh head free with your group tag. If you’re not a member, join the group for 150L to get in on the deal. That’s a small fee for a bento mesh head.

The gift package includes:

  • The Lulu head in versions 2.5 and 2.6
  • An alpha
  • A set of mesh teeth
  • A bento shape (shown worn in the picture)
  • And Body appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink, and TMP (in a single box that you have to open… all the appliers are inside that one box).

I purchased an Omega relay for the AK head for just 99L off the marketplace (there is a link on the wall near the heads inside the store to take you directly to the marketplace link) and was able to then wear a skin I already had inside my inventory — one of my favorite Lumae skins that was Omega ready. It looks great with the AK bento head in my opinion!

Hurry and get your AK Creations group gift bento head while you can… and let the guys know too, because there is a guy’s version of the gift out for them as well!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – [AK] Akeruka Creations – Lulu Bento Head Anniversary Gift (Free Group Gift/150L to Join Group)
Skin Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T4 – Fawn // Showgirl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Georgia

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I Spy With My Little Eye

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Hi There Fab Free’rs! If you haven’t had the opportunity to play with some of the fun bento hand poses out there, you should. They really add to the expressiveness of your avatar. This particular pose is a Freebie group gift at Zen Creations. The Zen Creations group is FREE to join, and there are several gift poses available, as well as a group gift candle set. You can check the candles out in Love’s recent post “Creating Curb Appeal“. To get this pose, pay the gift vendor 1 linden while wearing your group tag, and you’ll get your pose and be instantly refunded your 1 linden.

Like the cute little flower print crop top Pru has on? You can get it for FREE at CandyDoll. This cute top is their most recent group gift. It comes in a tight and loose version. I really should have taken a photo that showed the back of this top, it ties in the back for a super cute look. The CandyDoll group is FREE to join, so don’t miss out!

Sizes included: Slink (Hourglass), Belleza (Isis, Freya), Maitreya

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – lovey dovey :: Regan :: Unicorns

Skin – Essences – Litzi – Medium01

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Top – _CandyDoll_ Susie Print – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

PoseZen Creations – Peek a Boo – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join *Pay 1 L get instant 1 L refund 

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Two Thumbs Up

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Hello There Fab Free’rs! I hope you had fun weekend. Considering my adventurous weekend that started with an afternoon of mojitos, turned into a ladies night adventure with my gal pal Love, and ended with two days worth of friends, family, and lots of indulgent food choices: today needed to include healthy food choices and exercise. You know the kind of weekends I’m taking about. The ones where your jeans fit on Friday but are a bit tight by Monday morning, and ultimately, it was all worth it!

So, in the name of good health, I picked up this FREE group gift outfit from Lavarock Creations. It’s true, there’s an outfit for everything, even exercise. This cute set comes with a color change hud with 5 color choices so you can change the main color of the shorts and top. The Lavarock Creations group is FREE to join.

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

P.S. There’s also a male group gift available at Lavarock Creations, you may have seen it in Carson’s post “Amped.”
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Wouldn’t it be nice if all it took was looking the part to get the job done? One can daydream. Maybe I will just hang out in Second Life a moment or two longer. Exercise can wait! Lately I’ve been very much enjoying the addition of bento hands to Second Life. It’s been fun experimenting with the expressiveness. This fun thumbs up pose is a FREE gift from Touchic. There’s no need to join a group, just pay the vendor zero linden. A quick tip, if you’re a Maitreya Lara wearer like I am, you’ll want to use your hud to turn off your hand animations so this animation can work. Alright, time to go get that workout done!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Karlie –  variety

Skin – Essences – Thea (Catwa & Omega) – Currently @Kustom 9

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Outfit – .:LAVAROCK CREATIONS:.-ROBIN TOP&SHORTS – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Tattoos –  .Absence. Maritime Rose

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Thumbs Up Pose – TOUCHIC OKAY?OKAY! BENTO POSE GIFT – FREE Gift/0L 

*Pose (top photo) by An Lar

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Cupcakes Anonymous Farewell Hunt

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Cupcakes Anonymous Farewell Hunt

Hello Fab Free’rs! Looking for a fun way to spend a little free time? Why not do the Cupcakes Anonymous Farewell Hunt! The Cupcakes Anonymous Hunt has been a widely recognized hunt in Second Life for a while now. Sadly, this is the last year the hunt will run. It’s been a minute since I did a hunt, and this farewell CAH with an Alice in Wonderland theme was too much to resist. Each prize on the hunt is just 5 lindens. I personally didn’t come across anything for the guys on this hunt, sorry gentlemen, but there are a few furniture and decor items along side the plethora of ladies clothing and accessories. I of course picked out a few favorites to share with you. The CAH will run from now until May 31st, so there’s plenty of time to get hunting.

The Cheshire Cat

Of all the Wonderland characters, the Cheshire Cat has always been my favorite, followed closely by The Hatter. The Cheshire Cat print dress and matching leggings Pru has on are the 5L CAH prize at The Little Bat. The dress and leggings can be worn together or separately. You also get a color change hud for the dress, there are 4 Wonderland themed prints to choose from, or you can pick from the 16 additional solid color options. The dress and leggings come in the following mesh sizes: standard, Maitreya Lara, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), eBody. The leggings come in standard mesh sizes also, and a TMP size.
CAH Prizes

Gotta Love a Messy Bun

I love an up-do with bangs. This messy bun hairstyle is the CAH prize at lock&tuft. Just find the cupcake and for 5 lindens you’ll get this cute style in a fatpack of color options. This hairstyle from lock&tuft also has the added feature of touch menu resizing.

Flutter Those Lashes

These playful feathery lashes are part of the CAH prize at ARTE. The lash applier hud works with Catwa heads only. In addition to these pretty purple lashes, there are 3 equally pretty everyday versions. This CAH prize like the others is also just 5 lindens.
CAH Tattoo

Wonderland Ink

Finally, this pretty full back tattoo is the CAH prize at Ripley Bay Tattoos. This 5 linden prize gets you the full tattoo in a full opacity, and a slightly faded version. The hud will work for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, eBody, and Omega compatible mesh bodies. Also included are classic system layers for non-mesh avatars.

Happy Hunting Fab Free! Here are the Details:

Hair – lock&tuft – Bey fatpack – 5L CAH Prize

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Skin –  Essences  – Charlie [Catwa Catya Bento Applier] – Currently @Shiny Shabby

Lashes – A R T E – My Lashes [Catwa, Bento] – 5L CAH Prize

Lipstick –  {{Peachy}} Lips CATWA HEAD

OutfitThe Little Bat – !TLB – Lidia Outfit – 5L CAH Prize

TattooRipley Bay Tattoos – RBT – Damaged Wonderland Tattoos – 5L CAH Prize

Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by  Kirin

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Soap Is Slippery Business, That Ain’t No Lye!

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Good afternoon Fabulous Readers! Today I am stopping in to share news about a new group gift with a fatpack of dresses and tell you a little real life secret of mine.

Fatpacking Hali

Serena recently blogged about a gorgeous group gift at Miss Chelsea [HERE], and they have released an awesome fatpack of the jersey dresses called Hali as shown below.  This group is 100L to join, but between the gown that Serena previously showed that is still available and this fun fatpack, it’s worth every little linden you’ll have to part with to join.

Sizes included:

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

.miss chelsea. hali dress - group gift @ the main store now!

 

My Undirty Little Secret

I am sure you all know that my biggest shopping crutch in Second Life is probably… hair, and that is a sweet spot for many of us girls here on the grid, but we all have real life shopping crutches too, and one of mine…  is handmade soap!

I can’t get enough of the bubbly stuff.  I have stacks and baskets, and bags full and still buy more.  On occasion I’ll even make some myself!  Anyways, I pretty much “SQUEEEE-ed” when I came across the new Soap Collection Gacha Set by Kraftworks at this round of The Cosmopolitan Sales Room, I couldn’t help myself!  This machine is just 50L per play and offers 9 commons and 1 rare (the scale).

I really thought the slippery soap should have been the rare, because it’s so funny.  I did another little GIF to show you what happens when you rez the Slippery Soap and sit on it.

Slippery Soap

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Hands – Slink AvEnhance Dynamic Hands
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Char
Dress – Miss Chelsea Hali Dress (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Shoes – Ingenue Ulla Sneakers (featured @ Collabor88)
Soap Store Furnishings – Kraftwork The Soap Collection (50L per play @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Pose  by Sari Sari

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Wiggling My Fingers

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Hey there Fabulouses!  On March 8th, Slink announced that they had updated their mesh hands in the redelivery system to Bento for FREE for those that have already purchased their slink hands.  My IM box was lighting up like crazy with the news, and the notecards were flying in… Yet I put off going to pick up the free update worrying that it would be confusing, have some kind of costly catch and be time consuming to set up.

Procrastination

I went on with my week as per usual, all the while thinking…  “I should just go get them, and figure it out“, but it wasn’t until last weekend when there was some fun chat going on in the Fabulously Free in SL group about these new hands!  Fab member Brinlea cracked me up when she mentioned that she was so excited about her new Slink Dynamic Hands, that she was logging in just to watch them move around.  News of this inspired me to head down there and pick them up!

Boy was I surprised to find out that:

    1. They were easy to figure out.
    2. No purchase of new skin appliers was necessary as I could use the slink appliers I already had to match up to  my skins.
    3. There are plenty of affordable bento animations and poses available to make your hands move.
    4. It comes with basic poses, and nail add-ons.

See for yourself!

I made a couple of quick little GIF snaps of my avatar wearing the Slink Dynamic Hands with a Bento Animation so that you can see how the new hands have movement.  SO COOL! You’ll be logging in like Brinlea and I to watch your hands move too…

Wiggling My Fingers

 

 

Wiggling My Fingers

What’s “Bento” ?

Here’s how Jeremy Linden explains what bento actually is…  https://community.secondlife.com/knowledgebase/english/enhanced-skeleton-project-bento-r773/

More information can be found on the Slink Blog – https://slinkstyle.com/2017/03/08/slink-dynamic-hands-aka-project-bento-comes-to-slink/

In closing…

In closing, I did want to mention that if you picked up the free update right away when it was released, that you should go back and make sure you have Version 1.3 as they fixed a couple bugs.  You should also know that you’ll need to be on a Bento compatible viewer to see the movement.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Mesh Hands – Slink AvEnhance Dynamic Hands (Update to Bento is free upon redelivery if you have already purchased the mesh hands!)
Hair – TRUTH Delaney
Shirt – Blueberry Loli (featured @ Collabor88)
Pants – Blueberry Gracie
Video Animation – Oracul Animation Blue Berry
Photo Pose – Foxcity Hypose Bento Pose (1L / marketplace)

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