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The Light In Your Eyes

My Eyes Adore You

Hey there, Fab Free!  Happy Saturday to you and Happy Victoria Day holiday weekend for our Canadian and Scottish readers!  We have a three day weekend coming up in the US, and to me, it always signals that summer is just around the corner.  I hope wherever you are, you enjoy your weekend.  I have two free gifts to share with you (one is unisex, so keep reading, ladies).  Now there’s a budget friendly way to start summer!

My Eyes Adore You

They say eyes are the window to the soul. I’m not sure if that’s true, but I do know they are the first things I notice when I meet someone new.  I’m stuck with the same old color eyes in RL, but in SL, I can change the hue up whenever I like.  Today, I am sporting May Eyes from Amias, but ladies this gift isn’t just for the menfolk.  These appliers are for the Catwa and Lelutka mesh heads, and feature five colors to choose from.  I selected the hazel option, which features a pale green shade accented with brown radiating from the center, but I think the blue is really attractive as well.  I really like the way the designer included a pop of white color as a reflection in the left portion of the iris.  To pick these peepers up for yourself, simply teleport over to the store, activate the Amias group tag and tap the vendor.  Since there is no join fee, you can add the gift to your inventory completely for free.

Stripes

Sometimes You Just Get Lucky

While shopping at the Trashed Mainstore, I decided to check out the Midnight Mania and Lucky Boards.  I’m glad I did, because as soon as I arrived, I spotted an “S” appear, and picked up the Blurred Lines shirt, completely for free.  The prizes vary each round, so you might have to wait awhile.  Now, if you don’t see your magic letter pop up on the Lucky Board, or the Blurred Lines picture isn’t on display, don’t despair because you can still get this shirt for free as a gift for members of the Teleport Hub group.  If you’re not already a member, there is a 10L join fee, but there are Teleport Hub group gifts all around the grid, so joining is well worth the price.  This polo style shirt features a turned down collar, shorts sleeves, and  a bold red, white and gray stripe pattern splashed across a black background.  The gift package includes classic as well as mesh body versions.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Jake
  • David
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)

I’m off to see what other fabulous finds for guys I can discover.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Hair:  Vango Alex

Eyes:  Amias (free gift for members of the Amias group – 0L/0L to join)

Shirt:  Trashed Blurred Lines Tee (free Lucky Board prize – 0L no group required OR free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L join fee)

Jeans:  Belleza Shea Jeans

Pose:  Indigo Poses

Sim:  Cranium Bay

Song:  In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel

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Somewhere in Lost Lagoon

Lost Lagoon

Hi there, Fabulous Readers!  I’m popping in quickly on this Monday evening to share a hunt prize that I scooped up along the Peace by Peace Hunt 2 path.  The package includes the complete outfit (minus flip flops and necklace), all for just 1L.  That makes it a super thrifty Fabulous Find!  Ladies, don’t despair, there is a female hunt gift hidden for you in the shop, too!

Stripes and Solids

With a t-shirt (I know, I know I didn’t wear it for my picture), a long sleeved button down shirt, and khaki colored shorts, I’m ready for just about any weather summer will direct my way.  My olive green top features gleaming buttons, shoulder straps, and solid pockets.  The knee length shorts include coordinated striped cuffs and a handy belt.  Since it was a warm spring day when I snapped my photo, I opted not to wear the white t-shirt that the designer thoughtfully tucked inside the box.  With three fitmesh versions, as well as classic mesh included in the package, it was easy to find the right fit for my Belleza Jake body.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply head over to Dark Water Designs and locate the puzzle piece concealed within.  Once you do, pay one Linden dollar, and this look is all yours!

What’s Included:

  • Fitmesh version 1, 2 and 3 (with and without the t-shirt)
  • Classic mesh in S, M, L (with and without the t-shirt)
  • Shorts in 4 sizes
  • Alpha layer for shirts (with and without t-shirt)
  • Alpha layer for shorts

I’m off to see what other items I can discover along the hunt trail.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier: Birth Shadow

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Necklace:  Amias April Gift (free group gift – first blogged {HERE} – 0L/0L to join)

Outfit:  Dark Water Designs Olive Stripe (hunt prize for the Peace by Peace Hunt 2 – 1L)

Flip Flops:  Dufaux Flip Flops (free group gift – first blogged {HERE} by Astrid)

Pose:  Tuty’s Mocap Animations

Sim:  Lost Lagoon

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Retro Style

New Order

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I took a step back in time as I hit the trail of the Retro Hunt this week.  The first stop on my list was one of my favorite stores – Horr Menswear.  There, I discovered this vintage style tank featuring the name of an 80’s band.  As a young pup back in the day, I remember riding down the highway, windows down, and Blue Monday by the New Order blaring on the stereo.  So, of course, I just HAD to find the hunt prize featuring this group!

Back to the Eighties

It took longer than I thought and several trips to the store, but I was bound and determined not to give up.  I’m so glad I hung in there because I came away with a classic two toned tank top.  This form-fitting top features a realistic wrinkled texture and a muted color scheme.  As you can see from my picture, it coordinates well with faded blue jeans, but would also go with black or gray pants.  Since versions for classic as well as mesh bodies are tucked in the package, I’m sure you’ll discover one that fits your avatar just right.  Priced at only 1 Linden dollar (and an investment of time spent searching), this top is a great addition to anyone’s casual summer wardrobe.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

The Retro Hunt runs through May 31, and all prizes cost just 1 Linden dollar.  I’m off to search for more nostalgic items along the trail.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat) 

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier: Birth Shadow

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Top:  Horr Menswear No Centelli Tank (prize for the Retro Hunt – 1L)

Jeans:  Dallas MacKenzie Colt Jeans

Pose:  Indigo Poses

Sim:  Isle of May

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Free Spirit

Free Spirit

Hello there, Fabulous Readers, and Happy Monday!  I had a long, long day, and sure am happy to be on the tail end of the first day of the work week.  I’m popping in with a quick post featuring fantastic free hair for the guys (actually, ladies you could wear this one, too!).

No, Really, I’m Just a Cowboy at Heart

There’s nothing like a cowboy hat to shield you from the elements, and deck you out in a rugged style.  My No Really hat and hair combination is a free gift over at No Match, exclusively for members of the L’Homme Magazine SL Readers Group, which is completely free to join.  The package includes an accessory HUD packed with 12 options for the hat as well as an Ombre tones HUD loaded with 12 varieties for the hair color.  I’m not sure how long this free offering will be available, so if you’d like to pick up a copy for yourself, I’d recommend saddling up, and heading over to the shop soon.

Until my next post, happy trails to you!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Hat/Hair:  No Match L’Homme Gift (free gift for members of the L’Homme Magazine SL Readers Group – 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  Avenge Fallen Angel Braver Stronger Smarter Loved (available at Men Only Monthly)

Pose:  Indigo

Sim:  Isle of May

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Faded Blue

Faded Blue

Hello Fabulous Readers.  So, the other day, I couldn’t get Ripley to even open his eyes just a tiny bit, but my animal magnetism is working fine on the ladies over at Mystical Fae sim as you can see from my snapshot.  They just didn’t stop following me around.  I think they approved of my latest outfit, which I picked up for just 50L at the Sunny Side Up Sale at The Wash.  You’ve probably seen Aline’s and Love’s posts featuring beautiful items for the gals, but I’m here to tell you the guys haven’t been forgotten!

Dark Water and Faded Denim

As soon as I saw the casual Faded Denim Weekend Set at the Dark Water Designs cart, I knew I had to grab a copy for myself.   For just 50L, I was able to add a complete outfit to my summer wardrobe… a great deal!  The light blue button down shirt comes with the open/bare chested version I’m wearing, as well as one which includes a white tee for those cooler days.  Knee length white twill shorts complete the look.  I like the added detail of the belt at the waistline.  The package contains fit mesh and classic versions.  By adjusting the alpha layer on my Belleza mesh body, I was able to wear everything with no problem.   The sale at The Wash continues on through May 16th, so you still have plenty of time to scoop up this warm weather staple for yourselves.

Sizes Included:

  • Fit Mesh v1, v2, v3
  • Classic Mesh in S, M, L
  • Alpha layers for shirt with tee and no tee
  • Alpha Layer for shorts

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Shirt and Shorts:  Dark Water Designs Faded Denim Weekend Set (50L at The Wash Cart Sale)

Pose:  Wrong

Sim:  Mystical Fae
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Way Back Up In The Country

Break Time
Howdy there, Fabulous Readers!  Although I’ve been working hard around the farm all day, it’s finally break time, which means I get to stop and tell you all about this durable set of overalls I picked up as a prize in the World Tour Hunt.  You may have read Astrid’s post about her cosmopolitan finds on the hunt, but this good ol’ boy picked up a package with a more country flair.

Down in Creekville

This morning, I was up before dawn, ready to head over to Horr Menswear to see if I could locate the globe concealed in the shop.  I called his name, jingled his tracking harness, and even rattled a whole box full of Ripley snacks, but he wouldn’t budge.  He just kept snoring softly all curled up on his fluffy dog bed.  Muttering something about a “so-called man’s best friend,” I gave up on the pupster, crossed my fingers, and hoped I’d be able to find the hunt object on my own without too much trouble.  Thankfully, it didn’t take long, and I was soon back home opening my prize.

For just 2 Linden dollars, and a small investment of time searching, I had myself outfitted in my new Creekville Overalls.  The prize package included versions for popular mesh bodies as well as classic avatars.  Packed with details such as thick stitching, plenty of pockets, and sturdy straps, these pants were ideal for my busy day.  I appreciated the fact that all the dirt on the farm blended right in with the texture of the brown denim.  I have to say, that designer is one smart cookie!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • NX David
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP

Back to Work

Well, Beau here is eager to head out to his favorite pasture, so I’d better get a move on.  There are stalls to muck out, troughs to fill, and grain to deliver.  That’s just how it is out in the country…  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Overalls:  Horr Menswear WTH Creekville Overalls (hunt prize for World Tour Hunt – 2L)

Pose:  Indigo Poses

Sim:  Honeycomb Hive Mainstore

Song:  I’m From the Country by Tracy Bird

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I’m Gonna Take You Surfin’ With Me

See You on the Next Wave

Since Kat hasn’t stopped going on about her relaxing getaway to the beach, I decided it was my turn.  I loaded up my board, and made a quick trip to the surf over at Baja Tides, blasting music by the Beach Boys the whole way.  Luckily, my new shorts had me all set to catch some waves in style.

Celebrate the Start of May Just a Tiny Bit Early

It might still be the end of April, but I came across my first May group gift this morning at Amazing Creations.  With a dark belt, a teal background, and a fun tropical print, these shorts are just right for my surfing safari.  Classic and mesh body versions come side by side in the free gift package, so this summer staple is sure to fit most guys.  The best part about it all?  The Amazing Creations group is completely free to join, so my new look didn’t cost a single Linden dollar.  Now, my board’s a whole other story…

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP

Let’s go surfing now!  Come on a safari with me…

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Shorts:  Amazing Creations Male Group Gift May (free gift for members of the Amazing Creations group – 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Dufaux Flip Flops (free gift for members of Dufaux Mesh Boutique group – 0L/0L to join first blogged here by Loki)

Pose:  Tutys Mocap Animations

Sim:  Baja Tides

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Under An April Sky

Under An April Sky

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I’m popping in with a quick Sunday evening post about a free unisex necklace that you can pick up as a group gift at Amias.  This choker features three beads suspended on a dark gray cord, which softly reflect sunlight with a subtle gleam.  The simple design of this accessory provides just the right touch to finish off an outfit.  Male and female versions are tucked inside the package, so ladies, this one’s for you, too!  To pick up a copy for yourself, teleport over to the shop, activate the Amias group tag (it’s completely free to join), and click the vendor.  There are also two other group gifts on the wall, but these are just for the gals.

I’m off to scour the grid for more fashion finds for men.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available)

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Choker:  Amias April Group Gift (free for members of Amias group – 0L/0L to join)

Jacket and Shirt:  Dallas Mackenzie Denim Jacket and Shirt (specially priced for Steals and Deals through Monday – 150L)

Pose:  Hauschen Gift Pose Male (3L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Motorheadz Cafe

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No, Really, I’ve Been Spring Cleaning All Morning!

Sunday Morning

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Honestly, I have been busy working on organizing the garage all morning!  I’m just in the middle of one of my rare breaks.  Bruiser, here, wandered over from next door, and I had to pause, give him a long scritch between his ears, and slip him a Ripley snack or two.  Good thing the Pupster was off on a walk with Kat, otherwise there might have been a rumble around here!

For Him…

Loyal reader Geoffrey Edwardstone sent in a tip that there are some terrific prizes to locate in the For Him Hunt.  You may have already seen that Loki blogged the Horr Menswear hunt prize {here}.  It sure looks great on him!  Astrid shared the Storax Tree’s Seattle Loft Small Table {here}, which is another hunt item.  After seeing all of these goodies, and reading Geoffrey’s note, I decided to tackle this hunt for myself.  In no time at all, I picked up my Camo Cargo Shorts over at {Fe Style}.  The package includes two fit mesh options, plus mesh for classic avatars.  By adjusting the alpha layer on my Belleza body, I got a terrific fit, even though there is not a specific mesh avatar version.  With plenty of pockets to stash the day’s necessities in, and a cool camo print, I can see myself sporting these shorts often.  Once I located the wrench concealed in the shop, this summer wardrobe staple cost me just one Linden dollar.  Thanks so much for the heads up, Geoffrey!

Sizes Included:

  • two fitmesh versions
  • mesh in S, M, and L
  • alpha layer for classic avatars

Back to Work

I was glad to get out of the house head out to organize the garage so I could avoid sorting  through items indoors assist with operation SPRING SPRUCE UP (her idea, not mine!).  I hear the pitter patter of dog feet returning from his walk, so I’d better get started back to work.  I hope he didn’t count how many Ripley snacks were in the jar out here.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Hair:  Exile Boy Next Door

Eyes:  Song Magi

Tank:  etham Norman Tank Top (at Men Only Monthly)

Shorts:  {Fe Style} Camo// Cargo Shorts (hunt prize in For Him Hunt – 1L)

Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes

Sim:  Devin

Pose:  Wrong
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Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold!

Living in an Igloo

The Menstuff Hunt is coming to an end.

I didn’t want to get left out in the cold when it came to getting in on the goods with the Menstuff Hunt… after all, the hunt ends November 30th, but somehow I ended up sitting on ice in a simful of penguins. I blame Astrid’s sense of direction. At least the penguins are friendly and the view of the Northern Lights is spectacular. Come to think of it… I don’t have that much to complain about after all. The trip up here was actually worth it. The sim is called Lovea and this little icy haven is outside of a small art studio. It’s well worth visiting to snap a few photos.

I needed igloo appropriate clothes.

I figure this red vest is igloo appropriate right? It’s also a FREE Menstuff Hunt gift from Birth and includes three different undershirt options. The shirt and vest are mesh and come separate so you can pick which shirt you will pair with the red vest. You get three choices of shirt: black, grey (pictured), and white. It comes in all the standard sizes and has its own alpha layer.

Living in an Igloo 2

It’ll put hair on ya.

I remember various relatives telling me when I was growing up that different foods or activities would “put hair on my chest.” Thankfully it doesn’t work that way… but finding the iconic blue Menstuff Hunt shirt at Nivaro will put hair on your face!

Find the FREE gift there and you’ll be getting a fatpack of their Natural and Eldorado beards.

The package includes system layers of:

  • The El Dorado  in both hard and soft in black, blonde, brown, red, and white/tintable
  • The Natural (shown) in both hard and soft in black, blonde, brown, red, and white/tintable

I think I’ll try to find a warmer locale for my next traveling venture… but we’ll see what Astrid has in mind. Till then, I have reading to do. Have a great afternoon!

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Loki is wearing…

Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum hairbase
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Tattoo – Nivaro – 3rd Gen Beard – El Dorado and Natural (0L for the Menstuff Hunt) – hurry, ends Nov 30th!
Shirt – Birth – Fall 16 Mstuff Hunt Shirt and Waistcoat (0L for the Menstuff Hunt) – hurry, ends Nov 30th!
Pants  – GothiCatz – Kai
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Lovea

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