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Promise of Spring

Promise of Spring

 

Out like a lamb…

As we head into the last week of March, the weather in my part of the world is beginning to show signs that spring has finally arrived. We decided to take a walk (without the dogs in tow, they had their walk earlier today) to look at some of our newest additions to our ever growing menagerie of animals. While it is still cool outside, the sun is warm enough for us to shed our jackets and toss them over our shoulders…

The newest group gift at ::K:: is the Justin Accent Jean Jacket for both him and her. Either sex can choose to wear either the pink or the grayish blue jacket as a nice accessory piece. I am also wearing a gift from The Menstuff Lounge. Black Label Menswear has made a gift of the Worn Denim All Star Sneakers.  The gifts at The Menstuff Lounge are free but to join the group it will cost a one time fee of $50L.

Oh look, the lambs are kissing…. 🙂

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee
Hair – Magika Trouble
Shirt – Blueberry Elisa
Jeans – Blueberry Gracie
Jacket – ::K:: Justin Accent Jean Jacket Femme Pink (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Friday Dottie Sneaks

 

Carson is wearing…

Jacket: ::K:: – Justin Accent Jean Jacket Homme GrayishBlue (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shirt: A&D Clothing – Oscar Shirt
Pants: A&D Clothing – James Pants
Shoes: Black Label Menswear – Worn Denim All Star Sneakers @ The Menstuff Lounge (free group gift/ 0L/50L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Pose: Glitterati – Gaze (NLA)

Sim: Honeycomb

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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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High Glam

High Glam
Hello Hello Fab Free’rs, is it really Monday already? I have no idea where the weekend went, which at one point in my life might have meant I had a really fun weekend. These days, not so much! Ha! I did have a few moments to myself to do a little shopping, because really, in a perfect world that’s what weekends would be for.

High Glam

In honor of the recently celebrated Women’s Day, Hilly Haalan put out a special FREE group gift at the shop’s landing point. I do love that we have a day to honor the women of the world. I am also of the opinion that every day is Women’s Day however. All day, e’ery day! So while I didn’t get to this gift in time for the official celebration day, I’m excited to show this cute cropped sweater just the same. The gift top comes in fitted mesh sizes for the major mesh bodies, as well as a fitmesh size for classic avatars that has a matching alpha. This is a FREE group gift. You will need to join the Hilly Haalan group, which is also FREE to join.

Pixie Fluff

If you’re wondering about this fabulously green hair, it’s at the March round of The Arcade. I’m a sucker for cute hair in general, but this style by Clawtooth was a need-to-have! The Clawtooth machine at The Arcade has 2 hairstyles, this one is called Pixie Fluff, love that, and it comes with an additional hud so you  can change the color of the little clip on the side. The Clawtooth gacha at The Arcade is 75 lindens per play.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Clawtooth: Pixie Fluff (8: Magic Pack) – 75L/play @The Arcade

Hair base – Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase – set 10 for CATWA

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Skin – Essences – Poppy

Lipstick – Petit Chambre – (pc) Makeup *Lip Tint#03* [Catwa/6DOO]

Top – Hilly Haalan – Women’s Day Gift Sweater – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Pants –  Blueberry – Pizza

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Le Poppycock

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Stay Wild Flower Child

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Hey There Fab Free’rs I’m so glad you’re here! I’m feelin’ a little bohemian today in these fabulous group gifts I came across. I have to tell you, I also feel like I’ve been unintentionally shop-stalking Love lately. We seem to end up at the same stores for our freebie finds. I think that means we both have excellent taste! I picked up these hella cute sunnies at Scandalize not realizing Love had done some Fab Free style shopping at Scandalize herself recently. See what she found in her Ray of Sunshine post. Knowing I wanted to play up the retro feel of these over-sized sunglasses, I also picked up this halter top at Sexy Princess. Finally having always been a sucker for a cute tattoo, I just had to add in the March group gift from Aurica. Ultimately I am pretty pleased with the end result of these gifts all worn together, I hope you like them too!

Good Day Sunshine 

Sunglasses are far and away my favorite accessory. These FREE group gift sunglasses are available at Scandalize. They come in pink (shown) and red color variations and are equipped with re-size scripts for easy fitting. The Scandalize group is FREE to join. You’ll find this gift on the second floor along with several previous group gifts.

Stay Wild 

I think I must be eager for warmer weather, it seems I’m not the only one. I’ve noticed a lot of warm weather styles on the blog lately. This top from Sexy Princess called out to me. It said “Pru, you need me in your closet!” lol I live in a place where it’s hot more often than not, so halter tops are almost always in fashion.  This group gift is not only super cute, it’s completely FREE at Sexy Princess. It’s also just one of the two group gifts I saw available. The top comes in fitmesh sizes, standard mesh sizes, and a body specific size for Maitreya Lara, and one for Slink. The Sexy Princess group is also FREE to join.

Flower Child

How cute is this blue floral tattoo from Aurica?! I love the look of the bright blue flowers. They remind me of those antique china patterns. The applier set is the FREE group gift for March at Aurica. The applier hud is set up to work with Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, TMP, and Omega compatible bodies and hands. There’s also a note in the package about how to get the tattoo to work with bento hands. The Aurica group is currently FREE to join, and there are several previous group gifts still available. Included among the still available gifts is the New Years Zen post I did at the beginning of the year.

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – enVOGUE – HAIR Giovanna – Ombre

Skin – [theSkinnery] Estee (Catwa Applier) – champagne

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Sunglasses – Scandalize. HUGHI  SUNGLASSES – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Top – **Sexy Princess**  Neck Halter Top – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Tattoos – .:AuricA:. Seva Tattoo – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Pants – Blueberry – Melanie

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Lapin

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The Truth Is, I Need Some Puppy Therapy!

Puppy Therapy

Hello Fabulouses!  Aren’t these little guys adorable?  Ripley and I stopped today for a picnic lunch on the Bay of Dreams sim, and while we polished off our food, these little stow-aways snuck into our basket.  I guess we will just have to take them home with us!

I Discovered the Truth

When I logged on to SL today after work, I was thrilled to see a notice from the Truth Hair VIP group.  Zoya, the free March gift, sat patiently waiting for me all bundled up in the group notices.  This lovely updo style has whispy tendrils that beautifully frame the face, and a collection of curls pinned up in the back.  You can add on optional bangs, and long front and back sections to change up the hairstyle.  In my photo, I am featuring the bangs and the long section which has escaped the pins to flow down my back.  I am absolutely in love with this loosely gathered updo!  This versatile hairstyle suits both a formal look and the more casual outfit I am sporting today.  To add Zoya to your inventory, you must be a member of the Truth Hair VIP group , which has a 350L join fee, but the one time investment is well worthwhile because each month, members receive a free full fat pack of a new Truth Hair design.

All Tied Up in Knots

My knotted top today is another 1L hunt prize in the What’s Your Category Hunt.  The Alexandra shirt from Barbed Wire Kisses features a mauve colored fabric with a soft sheen.  With rolled back cuffs and a crisp collar, this top is perfect for an afternoon in the park.  The hunt prize package includes mesh for Isis, TMP, Curvy, Fine, Freya, Hourglass, Maitreya, Physique and Venus as well as mesh for classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, and L.  For a daring look, you can wear this top all on its own, but I chose to pair it with BSassy’s cropped Mix and Match Venice Tank in Rose, which I picked up on the Marketplace for only 49L.  It provided complete coverage yet fit snugly under my over shirt.

Looks Like I Need to Stock Up on Ripley Snacks

Our little surprise passengers’ tummies are growling audibly, so Rip and I had better scurry on home and fix up a batch of kibble and a dessert of the pupster’s favorite treats.  I hope his attitude toward sharing has improved since the incident with Baloo the guard bear!  Until my next post, wonderful readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya (free group gift – 0L/350L to join)

Necklace:  EarthStones Jumoke Male Necklace in Amethyst

Over Shirt:  Barbed Wire Kisses Alexandra Shirt (What’s Your Category Hunt Prize 1L)

Tank Top:  BSassy Mix and Match Venice Tank Rose (49L on the Marketplace)

Jeans:  Blueberry Mia Jeans Midnight

Mesh Hands:  Slink

Pose:  aDORKable Poses

Sim:  Bay of Dreams
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Get Your Goose!

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Hi there FabFree!  Today I am switching it up a little bit and have decided to show you some cool outdoor décor rather than an outfit.

I came across this awesome, and very big Broken Wall at the landing point at GOOSE, set out as a free group gift.   It has a land impact of just 5 which is very low for such a large item and it comes with the couple/solo animated pillows too.  This gift can be all yours with a 50L group join fee.

Have a peek around at the landing point, there are a few group gifts set to other groups that are free to join too!

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The Stuff…

Wall Décor – GOOSE Broken Wall (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)

Love is Wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Bexley
Jacket – Aphorism Easy Rider
Jeans – Blueberry Mia
Sim – Follow Your Bliss

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A Hipster Like No Other

Hipster Fair GiftsHello There Fab Free’rs! I’m back as promised with more goodies from The Hipster Fair. Just a quick reminder, The Hipster Fair ends March 3rd. The event is on the larger side, so you may want to take more than one trip. Also, there are male gifts and some unisex gifts, not just gifts for the ladies. Carson showed some of the male gifts in one of his recent posts, The Evolution of a Hipster.  As for me, I again have several things to show so I promise to keep this short and sweet!
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Hipster Fair Gifts

Pru is Also Wearing:

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Skin –  [theSkinnery] Estee (Catwa Applier) – champagne

Top– .::Dead Dollz::. TankTop – Past Group Gift *Originally Shown Here

Pants – Blueberry – Melanie

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

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Besom-e kind of Hipster

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Hello Fab Free’rs! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. I’ll tell you how I’ve spent my Sunday, shopping! The Hipster Fair is happening and it ends March 3rd. Most of the designers have set out an inexpensive gift for the event. While you shop, look for the pink and green mustaches at each booth. The pink gifts are women’s only, and the green gifts are male or unisex gifts. Each designer set the cost of their gift, in my experience most gifts were just 1 linden, while some were FREE, and others were as much as 5 lindens. I probably picked up at least 20 gifts! There were so many good items that I’ll be doing a second post with several more Hipster Fair freebies and cheapies. That said I also want to let you know about a special sales event at Besom.

Now, the most urgent aspect of the sale at Besom is that today is the last day! I wish I had caught wind of the sale sooner. Through the end of the day today (I assume, the sale is a “weekend” sale) all individual hair packs at Besom are marked 50 lindens. The purpose of the sale is to help raise funds for the medical bills of an adorable cat named Spirit. I’m not often one to promote causes, because I’m partly a cynical skeptic, but if ever there was a reason to feed my love of hair, the life of a kitty is just the one. Either way, you can’t beat 50 lindens for the quality hairstyles at Besom. The fact that the purchase will likely be helping a beloved pet is just the icing on the cake!

Normally I would go into a little bit of detail about each of the items in the post, however since there are several items in this post and a time sensitivity, I’ll just give you the basics.  Thanks in advance for understanding.  ❤

Hair – *Besom~Weekend Warrior *Essentials* – 50L – Last Day! (Sunday 2/26) 

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Hair base – Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase – set 10 for CATWA

Skin – [theSkinnery] Estee (Catwa Applier) – champagne

Sunglasses – B&W Design – DIVINA Sunglasses WOOD – 1L @The Hipster Fair

Tattoo – {TOUCH MIA} Moth Tattoos *Classic Layers/Omega/Slink – 1L @The Hipster Fair

Top – EnvyMe – ::EM:: Mesh Owl Knotted  *Standard Mesh Sizes – 1L @The Hipster Fair

Pants – Blueberry – Pizza

Bag – YoKana – YK – Hipster Bag – 1L @The Hipster Fair

Shoes – Delirium Style – Sneaker *For Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, TMP w/Color Hud  – FREE Gift @The Hipster Fair 

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Le Poppycock

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Blah-entine’s Day

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Blah-entine’s Day 

Well Hello! Good to see you Fab Free’rs! We are almost to Valentine’s Day. I hope everyone is prepared! Whether you’re someone who intends to profess her undying love or someone who would rather avoid the holiday dedicated to love all together, Tres Blah has a gift for you. This one is of course just for the ladies, sorry gentlemen. The February group gift at Tres Blah is a set of Valetine’s day inspired mesh t-shirts that will help you express your love or perhaps your apathy toward the up-coming holiday. Each of the 5 tops come in mesh sizes for Maitreya Lara, Belleza Isis, Belleza Freya, and Slink Hourglass bodies. I have to say I really like the shape of this mesh. It fit my Maitreya Lara body with my personal shape really well. To get your gift you’ll need to join the Tres Blah group. The group has a one time join fee of 100 lindens. The February group gift at Tres Blah is on the top shelf of a set of shelves with several previous group gifts.
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Cupid’s Ear-Wings

Now I have to tell you, these beautifully unique ear pieces Pru has on are a gift at Swallow for the Le’Homme group members. Carson pointed them out to me a few days ago and I have been eager to share them with all of you. The set is (I believe) unisex. Undoubtedly they are a bit on the fantastical side, however I’ve always enjoyed wearing non-traditional jewelry and accessories with everyday style clothing. The feathery wings on these earpeices from Swallow kinda made me think of Cupid considering Valentine’s Day is so close. The gift is FREE to all Le’Homme group members. The Le’Homme group is FREE to join. While wearing your Le’Homme group tag, just click the gift vendor next to the Swallow group gifts at the Swallow main store. Also, I almost forgot to mention that these earpieces can be sized via a built in touch menu. Don’t miss out on these great gifts!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – *Milk* Hair~ Jupiter *Essentials*

Skin – Essences – Susanne (Catwa) Medium02 – Currently @Crossroads 

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo (bento)

Earpieces – ^^Swallow^^ – Wing – L’Homme GIFT – FREE Le’Homme Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Shirts – Tres Blah – Fitted Tee – Valentine’s Day Gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join

Pants – Blueberry – Melanie – Midnight

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

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Aphorism – Win A Free Fatpack of Winter Parkas

Snapshot_002Hey there Fab Folks!  Have you seen the gorgeous Winter Parkas that have been recently released by Aphorism? Rucy Byron recently had the ladies coat featured at The Season’s Story and the men’s coat is available at this round of N21, although I am certain that after the events are over you can find them at the mainstore too.

The exciting news that I bring to you today is that you can ENTER TO WIN ONE OF SIX FREE FATPACKS of these Winter Parkas in either the ladies or the mens!  You can even choose to send your prize (if you are lucky enough to win) to someone else as a gift! For more information on how to enter – [CLICK HERE].  This contest closes 1pm PST Sun 5th Feb.

Women’s Sizes

  • Belleza Isis/Freya
  • Slink Physique/Hourglass
  • Maitreya

Men’s Sizes

  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Miriam
Shirt – Blueberry Blaire Blouse
Pants –Blueberry – Tali – Fall Pants
Jacket – Aphorism Women’s Winter Parka (Enter To Win A Free Fatpack!)
Boots – Aphorism Glastonbury Boots  – Updated!
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – It All Starts With A Smile

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