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Finding a Pearl

Where Time is Never Planned

Hello Fabulouses!  When Ripley and I visited Soul2Soul Bay, he befriended this little pup with a nose for a good book.  I couldn’t resist posing near the cute fella and snapping a quick photo.  Isn’t he adorable?

Pearly White Lace

My cream colored halter top today is part of a free gift offered by SnB Fashion to members of the Teleport Hub group.  I love the delicate lace layered over a solid white, bustier-styled top.  The package also includes a lacey skirt, but since the pupster and I were wandering up and down the beach, I opted to slip on a pair of faded blue jeans instead of the dressier skirt.  The gift contains sizes for classic avatars, as well as mesh body versions of the outfit, so it’s quite versatile indeed.  The Teleport Hub group has a 10L join fee, but group membership makes you eligible for a plethora of gifts scattered around the grid, so your linden dollars are well-spent.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner (10L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Exile Cool Girl

Jacket:  Paintbox Designs Harmony Denim Jacket in Medium Blue (50L on the Marketplace)

Top:  SnB Fashion Pearl Halter Top (part of Pearl Halter Top and Skirt gift for Teleport Hub Members – 0L/10L join fee)

Pants:  Blueberry Mia Jeans in Light Blue

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Soul2Soul Bay

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A Stationary Drive

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Happy Monday FabFree! I meant to get this blog post up yesterday, but I was just having too much fun watching the leaves fall on my Sunday drive.  Actually, I am still trying to figure out how to work this car.  I did mention the other day that some things are so much better in Second Life for me, but driving is not one of them!  I had more of a Sunday sit than a drive, and while I couldn’t feel the wind through my hair at least my hat didn’t fly off!

Bundled Up In Denim

What inspired this outdoor excursion yesterday was the denim jacket you see me wearing.  It is shown as a dress in the Scandalize ad, but I quite liked it with a pair of pants from my inventory and some fall boots!  The big chunky belt is probably my favourite feature, but the big wide sleeve cuffs are cool too.  This Kaily Denim design is available as a free group gift at Scandalize with your 100L group join!  There are several gifts on the wall to pick up making this fee well worth it, don’t worry!

Sizes Included:

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

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Juniper
Jacket – Scandalize Kaily Denim. D (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Pants – Blueberry Cake
Boots –Blueberry Cupcake
Pose – LW Poses Real Beauty (featured @ Tres Chic)
Sim – The Mill
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Pretty as Ribbon Candy

Bright and Sweet Like Ribbon Candy

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  While shopping on the Marketplace at the Believe shop, Ripley and I discovered this bright and cheerful fitted dance top for only 10L, and I wanted to quickly share it with you before I head outside to tackle the dreaded y-a-r-d-w-o-r-k before it gets too hot.  Fortunately, the sky is overcast and the high temperature is expected to be only in the nineties … so I’d better take advantage of the respite from heat while I can!

Pastel Stripes

I just love the stripes of color on this cropped shirt!  The pattern reminds me of the ribbon candy my mother used to get during the holidays.  With a playful, asymmetrical hem line, slender shoulder straps and pastel colors, this little number is just so happy and fun!  The fitted mesh top comes in XS – M and L sizes, and includes an alpha layer for classic avatars.  By adjusting the alpha layer of my Maitreya Lara mesh body, I was able to get a perfect fit.  Although I bought it a couple of days ago, the shirt description says the price is only for 24 hours, so if you’d like to scoop up this bargain for yourself, I’d suggest doing so quickly.

The pupster and I are off to pull weeds and pick up seed pods – oh the ever-fun life of a blogger!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Armor

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Necklace:  Cae Serena

Top:  Believe Dance Fitted Top – Lines (10L on the Marketplace)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Denim Shorts

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (old Collabor88 purchase)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  NorderNey (sim is open to group access only)

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Gorgeous in Gingham

Gorgeous in Gingham

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to showcase a Vintage Gacha Fair gift today. When we arrived, we were quite pleasantly surprised to discover that a number of talented designers are featuring free gifts at their booths at the fair.  My top today is courtesy of Belle Epoque.  Featuring a vintage pink gingham fabric, trimmed with lace edging, this tank-style cropped top is a summer time classic.  I chose to pair it with denim shorts, but the generous designer is also offering coordinating pink shorts as a gift for shoppers at the fair.  The delicate shade of pink is soft and feminine, ideal for this vintage shirt.  It comes in one mesh version, which fit my Maitreya Lara body perfectly.  The Vintage Gacha Fair runs until August 13th, so you have plenty of time to mosey on over to the Path of Destiny sim to scoop up some free goodies for yourself.    Most of the stalls have white boxes set out, which contain a free present for you.  It’s well worth the visit!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth (gacha prize at The Epiphany)

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Gwen Mesh Hair (past Fifty Linden Friday offer)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Teardrop Necklace

Top:  Belle Epoque {VGF Top} (free gift at the Vintage Gacha Fair – event ends August 13th)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Denim Shorts

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Tranquility Dreams

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Blueberries at the Gulf of Lune

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A friend has been taking me exploring and I’ve found some beautiful sims lately this way. Just this week Gulf of Lune made my list as one of my top favorites (thank you dear friend for showing it to me). It’s a wetlands recreation complete with elk and ducks and country cabins.

New gift at Blueberry.

When I saw the new free to all gift at Blueberry (hurry and get it before it’s gone!), I knew I had my perfect chance to take some pictures at Gulf of Lune. The lacy top was pretty and sexy, but also sort of has that flexible look that could go casual, racy, urban, or country, and I used the (amazingly generous) texture change hud to choose a pretty country blue and pose on one of the cabins at the Sim.

Sizes included:

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

A Bonus!

Not only does the free Blueberry gift include the top in a long version, but it also includes the gift in a short version that you could easily use for a bralette. And with so many options on the color change palette, you’d never run out of lingerie styles! I’ve included a picture below of the “short” version of the gift as well so you can see it. It comes in all the same sizes as the “long” version.

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I couldn’t resist…

… showing you just how much versatility you will be getting with this free gift. This is a picture of the texture change palette that comes with the new Blueberry gift top. As you can see you will get the texture change colors for the top in both “lace” and “plain” as well as some metallic colors. You’ll also be able to change the colors of the ties on the shirt. The possibilities are almost endless! This is a very generous free gift! Be sure to get this one before it disappears!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Amaris
Top – Blueberry – Gift Lace Tops Long and Short (0L/Free to all) *Note, get them before they go to group only!
Pants – COCO – Wide Leg Jeans _ Mid

Sim Location – Gulf of Lune

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Not All Stars Belong to the Sky

Daydreaming
Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I continued exploring the SL14B Community Celebration, and have three more gifties to share with you to brighten up the beginning of your week.

Time for a New Hairdo

I visited the salon in RL over the weekend, and it’s kind of funny how I followed suit in SL as well.  My new hairstyle is courtesy of Mina Hair, one of my go-to hair designers.  The Myrtle hair has side-swept bangs which tuck into a woven pattern in the back that I would love to duplicate in RL.  I really like the way the hair leaves my shoulders bare in the front, except for just a few stray wisps.  The package includes both a materials and non-materials version of the tresses, and an Essentials color pack with 9 options.  Best of all, the Myrtle hair is completely free. Simply teleport to the Mina salon and click the vendor.

A Sweet Little Tank

My blue and white tank from ISON is one of my favorite fabulous finds.  With delicate shoulder straps and laces in the front, this free cropped shirt is perfect for warm summer days.  If blue and white stripes aren’t your style, the top includes a texture change HUD with a pretty solid olive green option, or a cheery yellow print.  I opted for the more nautical-looking pattern to coordinate with my anklet (more on that in a moment).  I love that the designer included three choices for this gift!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

    • Maitreya
    • Hourglass
    • Physique

Starfish Anklet

The Finishing Touch

I chose to accessorize my casual outfit with one more free present from !Rebel Hope Designs.  The Starfish Beach Anklet features a golden, five-armed sea creature flanked by three glistening beads, all suspended from a silver chain.  It can sometimes be hard to get anklets to fit properly depending on the style of foot you are wearing, but there is an unrigged, resizable anklet tucked inside the gift box, as well as versions for high and flat Belleza, Maitreya and Slink flat feet.  All I had to do was add the jewelry to my avatar, and it fit my Slink flat foot perfectly with no adjusting necessary.

I hope you find the time to visit the SL14B Shopping event.  There are so many bargains and wonderful gifts just awaiting discovery.  It was busy, and I needed to devote time to explore, but came away so happy with the gifts I received and purchases I made.  The event runs until June 26th.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Mina Myrtle (free gift SL14B – 0L)

Top:  ISON Lace-up Tank (free gift SL14B – 0L)

Shorts:  Blueberry Tazz Denim Shorts Light Blue

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Anklet:  !Rebel Hope Designs Starfish Beach Anklet (free gift SL14B – 0L)

Pose:  (sitting) [We’re Closed] Tree Stump – located at Luane’s World Sim

(close up)  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Luane’s World

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Backside

Snapshot_001In my days as a skateboarder, they used to call me “Backside” because the 180 backside was my best trick…  Ok…  truth be told, I had no tricks and they called me “Backside” because that’s where I always landed in attempts.  These fun skater poses by [west end] are currently being featured at The Cosmopolitan Sales Room and reminded me of the fun I used to have “trying to skateboard”!

Needing a Gnarly Freebie Fix?

Stop by KIB Designs and pick up their latest group gift availbale to KIB Designs inworld VIPs.  This group is free to join and after you activate your group tag above your head you can pick up the Shaaramay Shirt & Sweater for FREE!  This set comes in XXS-L mesh sizes (including alpha) and comes with a texture change HUD that allows you to express your own style!  There are several group gifts to pick up after you join, so make sure to grab them all!
KiB Designs - Shaaramay Shirt & Sweater GROUP GIFT

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Nail Appliers – MAAI Slink Omega Maitreya HUD – hands & feet * darling (1L / marketplace)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Scout
Shirt & Sweater – KIB Designs Shaaramay Shirt & Sweater (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Jeans – Blueberry Gracie
Pose – [west end] Style for Miles – Skate Poses (featured @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Sim – Carnival of Chaos @ The Wash

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Adventures in Babysitting

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Hello there, Fab Free!  In my last post {HERE}, I told you about the Flawless Sim’s Adventures in Babysitting quest that Ripley and I had recently completed.  Today I have a quick post to share three more of the 11 free prizes that are awarded at the completion of the quest.

A Bird in the Hand

First of all, the Pretty Saffron Finch perched on my finger came from Zo Awesum.  The cute little guy is so adorable, and comes with his own cage, but I kind of figured he’d appreciate some freedom so he could stretch his wings.  Best of all, he is completely free when you finish the babysitting quest.  When I was a little girl in real life, I used to sit quietly below my father’s bird feeder, with my hand outstretched, just hoping a feathered friend might land on my fingers, but it never happened.  At least I get to experience that in SL. 🙂

A Free Top….Why Knot?

My free, long sleeved, knotted top from Tori Stylez was well worth all the searching for those two wandering twins.  Lily features a delicate floral print and realistic folds in the texture.  It includes a color change HUD packed with 8 options, so it’s like getting 8 different shirts in one.  I chose to pair  the crop top with simple denim shorts, but you could also dress it up with a skirt or a pair of longer pants on a cool day.  I really like how the ends of the ties dangle down.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility

    • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
    • alpha layer for classic avatars
    • Curvy
    • Fine
    • Freya
    • Hourglass
    • Isis
    • Maitreya
    • Physique
    • TMP
    • Venus

Adventure 1

The Mark of Beauty

Sometimes in SL, it seems like everything is just too perfect, too flawless.  With the free Adventures in Babysitting gift from Arte, you can add a touch of whimsy and visual interest to an otherwise perfect complexion.  With the Catwa Adored Moles applier, you can wear two versions of a sprinkling of beauty marks.  I think they provide a lovely touch of character, and help to draw the eye to your face. Below, I’ve included snapshots of my face with no beauty mark applier (on the left) and with the second variation  of the moles (on the right), so you can get an idea of the range of options available. One of the wonderful things about SL is the ability to change the appearance of your skin with just a few clicks.

Adventures 5

Well, that wraps up my coverage of the Adventures in Babysitting quest at the Flawless Sim.  The event runs only until May 29th, and grants you 11 free prizes in all  at the completion of the quest.  I enjoyed reading the story as I traveled from store to store, and was very happy with the quality of the gifts at the end.  To begin your own adventure, teleport to the Flawless Sim, and click the event sign to obtain the necessary Hud.  Wear the HUD, which will appear as a red oval on your screen, say yes when prompted for permission, then left touch the HUD and select “Adventure in” on the sub menu.   Directions for completing the quest will appear on your screen.

Until my next post, happy shopping questing!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Moles:  Arte Catwa Applier Adored Moles (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier: Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair Lisette

Top:  Tori Stylez Lilly Top (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Mesh Denim Shorts

Bird on Hand:  Zo Awesum Pretty Bird Saffron Finch (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  Illi’s Slink Meriel Flip Flops

Poses:  (full body) Fussy x Foxcity     (close up) Aushk’a & Co.

Sim:  Whimberly
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What’s In Your Garage Fair Goodie Bag?

Snapshot_001Hello Fab Readers!  Yesterday was a really busy day for both Carson and I in the real world, but when we both happened to pop online at the same time yesterday and I teleported him to where I was taking this photo…  oddly enough, we were both wearing these jackets.  You know they say after a while you just start dressing alike, and I didn’t believe it until just then!  He hopped up on the crates behind me and waited for me to finish the picture, but I shifted my camera to include him too and I like the way it turned out.  🙂

Put on a jacket!

In my last blog post [HERE], I mentioned that there are several free gifts at The Garage Fair and these cool shirt/leather jacket combos that you see Carson and I wearing today are available as a free group gift for joining the Fair Lovers or Hunters  inworld group.  You’ll find these at the landing point of the event and the group is just 1L to join.

You can wear these jackets with or without the shirt and there are two versions of the jacket colour as well.  Plenty of mesh sizes are included in both the male and female packs and an alpha layer is included for those on the system body.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Magika Plenty (free group gift / 0L / 150L to join)
Shirt/Jacket – *-GC-* Garage Gifts Leather Female Jacket (free group gift / 0L / 1L to join @ The Garage Fair)
Jeans – Blueberry Gracie
Pose by Le Poppycock

Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt/Jacket – *-GC-* Garage Gifts Leather Male Jacket (free group gift / 0L / 1L to join @ The Garage Fair)

Sim – Hard Rock Garage

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An Island Never Cries

And a Rock Feels No Pain

I am a Rock

I am an island.  I’ve built walls…..

It’s been one of those days….one of those days when I just want to be alone with my faithful pal, Ripley, and disappear from the world.  I found the perfect poses for times like these.  Best of all, [West End] Poses is offering the entire Sadness set as an exclusive free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL.  Beautifully capturing four melancholy moments, this pose set is perfect for conveying emotion, and is a must have for photographers.  Each of my snapshots for today’s post showcases one of the poses in this package.  Simply teleport over to West End Poses, switch to your Fab Free group tag, and click the display to add this collection to your inventory.

Here’s a peek at the other 3 poses included in the Sadness set:

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I Think it’s Time for a Ray of Sun Shine

With my downcast mood, I felt like I needed some bright colors and lighthearted flowers to brighten things up, so I donned the Aya sweater from Luziefee.  Another free group gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL, this open cardigan has an adorable tie at the top to keep you modestly covered up, while it offers a tantalizing glimpse of skin below.  Golden yellow black-eyed susans bring a welcome air of cheerfulness to my outfit.  The texture of the white yarn is quite realistic looking, and the long sleeves come in handy to ward off the chill approaching in the deepening twilight hours.

What’s Included:  

  • Cardigan in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars

It’s time for this rock to get some much needed shut-eye so I can greet the new day with a positive attitude and a smile.  Until my next post, dear readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Hair:  Magika Heartbeat (pictures 1, 3, and 4) Calm (picture 2)

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Jewelry:  Maxi Gossamer Pearl Daisies Earrings and Necklace

Sweater:  Luziefee Aya Cardigan (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0L/0L to join)

Jeans:  Blueberry Mia jeans

Sneakers:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Low

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  [West End] Poses Sadness set (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0L/0L to join)

Sim:  The Pines at Jacob’s Pond

Tune:  Simon and Garfunkel I am a Rock

 
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