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Cotton Candy Sweet N’ Low

Cotton Candy 1
Hello hello Fab Free’rs! Thanks for being here. I’m excited to share more of the fantastic gifts available at FaMeshed and the coveted TRUTH group gift for the month of November.  Since I have several things I want to tell you about, I’ll keep this part short and sweet. I hope you love these great gifts as much as I do!

TRUTH the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

Several days ago TRUTH sent out the group gift for November. Though it was a little late coming, the gift was well worth the wait. It’s also worth the one time join fee of 350 linden for the TRUTH VIP group. Each month a new group gift is sent out through the TRUTH VIP group. This long style is called Ginevra, and it is a fatpack. In addition to all the color huds, there are 2 versions of the hairstyle; One with the headband and one without. The gift also contains a style hud for both versions that lets you pick between 4 style variations, and 2 bang syles.  Additionally you can adjust for larger chest sizes. Needless to say, if you haven’t joined the TRUTH VIP group yet, you should!

Cotton Candy

Completely FaMeshed

Now, you may recall I showed the FaMeshed gift from Vinyl in my last post. Now I’ve picked 3 more to share with you. First, the top and matching pants are the FREE group gift at FaMeshed from COCO. I love the little details of this set, like the un-tucked side of the tank top.  You could also wear the top or pants separately.

Mesh Outfit Sizes Included: Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara

Next up, the snowflake earrings by RealEvil Industries are gorgeous. You’ll find them FREE (just wear your FaMeshed tag) under the Christmas Tree at FaMeshed. There’s nothing about them I don’t like. They even have the added detail of looking like real earrings in the back. The little gold snowflakes with the diamond chip in the center are beautiful on. They are the sort of jewelry that can be worn with casual attire as well as formal.

Finally, I think the FREE necklace gift from Cae at FaMeshed is so cute for the holiday season. The gift includes a short and a long version of the same necklace. I wore both in the photo to show the difference in the lengths. The necklaces are sizable and include a hud for changing the metal of the jewelry, the color of the gemstone, and the wording on the little medallion. The medallion can say either “Naughty” or “Nice” I think I’m a bit of both, so I chose to wear one of each!

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – TRUTH VIP November – Ginevra – FREE Group Gift/Group is 350L to Join 

Skin – Essences – Digby

Head – CATWA Unisex HEAD Pink

Eyes –  IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Earrings – RealEvil Industries – **RE** Snowflake Earrings – FREE Group Gift @FaMeshed /Group is FREE to Join 

Necklace – Cae :: Trinket – Naughty/Nice :: Necklace – FREE Group Gift @FaMeshed /Group is FREE to Join 

TattoosLetis Tattoo :: The third eye :: MM17009 ::

Outfit – *COCO*_Gift_JoggerPants(LightBlue)+TankTop – FREE Group Gift @FaMeshed /Group is FREE to Join 

Shoes – ::ROC:: Canvas Sneaker! Tiptoe

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

*Poses by Signature Poses

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My Heart Will Go On

Right Here Waiting...

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Since Ripley and I had such good luck with our last hunt (you can see my post {HERE}), we decided to hit the trail again.  We came away with this strappy beauty, which is a Sexy Christmas Hunt prize from Waffles.  In a rich shade of crimson, my Flame Crepe gown hugged all my curves and fell to ground level where it flared gracefully at my feet.   I felt so sleek and elegant in this frock!  It features a back that dips low, as well as a dramatic neckline, yet keeps you covered in all the right places.  The prize package, which costs only 1 little Linden dollar, includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  To pick up this dress for yourself, journey over to Waffles, and search for the red phrase “sexy” somewhere in the store.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Tessa

Eyeliner:  Yokami Catwa Eyeliners [Catwa Applier]

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya

Jewelry:  Cae Sorrow Collection

Dress:  Waffles Sexy Christmas Gown Flame Crepe (prize for The Sexy Christmas Hunt – 1L)

Heels:  KC Couture Cinzia Pumps (75L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Apple Spice Poses

Sim:  Yorkshire

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As Luck Would Have It…

As Luck Would Have It

Hello Fabulouses!  Just a quick post to share a stunning free skirt I picked up as a lucky board prize at .Lunaria.  The Kaelyn maxi skirt falls in a slender line from your hips to about mid-shin length, where it flares as it sweeps the ground for freedom of movement.  Ivory white in color (the windlight setting I used made it look greenish for some reason, but it is white), it features circular adornments at the waistline, which add visual interest.  I really love the sleek, sophisticated look this outfit evokes!  Kaelyn comes in sizes for classic as well as mesh avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply teleport to the shop, switch to the Lunaria group tag (it’s completely free to join), and cross your fingers.  I was lucky enough to scoop this baby up during my first few minutes of waiting.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S and M (I don’t see an L in my folder, but that could be a glitch in unloading the package)
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

About the Pie…

So, to give you an update:  while Ripley snoozed the afternoon away today, I *was* successful in creating a pie.  I have to admit, though, it took two tries to get a crust that rolled out large enough for the pie plate.  It smelled so delicious as the oven worked its magic.  We will see tomorrow how it tastes.  I’m hoping my luck holds out for a flavorful pie as well as it did for all my lucky board prizes in SL!  Until my next post, Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating, and happy shopping to all our Fabulous Readers!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya (with whisps from Truth Hair Sugar and bangs from Truth Hair Bangs Collection)

Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Set

Wrap:  Meli Imako Evening Wrap

Top:  Just Because Lace Bustier in white

Skirt:  .Lunaria. Kaelyn (free Lucky Board Prize for members of the Lunaria group – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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True Colours

When I’m feeling playful, I always reach out for some bright colours to wear.  You really can’t beat a pastel hair colour, and some hot pink.  Luckily, these generous SL creators have got my back!  My sweet do’ was a gift at Hairology, and was previously blogged by Pru HERE.

Hot in Hot Pink

Safira has a few free group gifts out right now, and one of them is this bright and cheerful jumpsuit.  It comes in a shiny midnight blue as well, for the days when you’re feeling only slightly less exuberant.  The Safira group is free to join, and there are quite a few nice group gifts in the store.  It’s definitely worth the visit!

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass

The North Star

Cae has a birthday gift out right now to celebrate 5 years of pretty jewelry in Second Life.  The North Star bracelet features super cute silver stars that encircle your wrist, and a larger silver charm adorned with blue gems.  Very delicate!  The group is currently 100 Linden to join, and you can find the group gift in the notices section of the group profile.  I’ve included a closeup below so you can see the detailing.

True Colours 2

Ok Fab Free – go light up the world with those bright colours!

xox

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Jumpsuit –  Safira (free group gift, group is free to join )

Boots– Reign Blair Boots 

Bracelet – Cae North Star (free group gift, group is 100L to join)

Earrings– Since 1975 TMP earrings, Pr!tty Kitty Yoomi Earrings

Choker – Open Collar Turian Rainbow

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate

Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate

Eyebrows– Jumo Britani

Eyes– Mesange Goldmine

Hair –  RunAway Sophie Hair (Free Gift at Hairology)

Nailpolish – Alme Forever Young

Lipstick – Sn@tch Ultra Gloss Lipstick

Eyeliner –  Sn@tch Morgana Gothic Eyeshadow

Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo

Sim: Comhar Public Photo Studio

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Down the Valley Road

The Valley Road
Hello Fabulouses!  Have you been over to the event at 68 Main?  The pupster and I checked it out and scooped up some free gifties to share with our favorite readers.  In order to pick up both of these goodies for yourself, you need to be a member of the 68 Main ~ The Event ~ group, but it’s completely free to join.

Chiffon and Lace

My gorgeous Caprice Dress is a free gift from *Chiffon* that is available at 68 Main.  Featuring a lace trimmed, sleeveless bodice, and an optional chiffon flexi skirt attachment (not shown), this little number is perfect for a date night.   I love the subtle sheen of the fabric and the way the skirt falls loosely to the upper thighs.  The package includes versions for classic avatars as well as mesh avatars.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Walk On

Strappy Heels

Also a free gift at 68 Main, this time from Shoenique, my Chinablu Heels showcased my feet and coordinated with my frock like they were specifically made for it.  With delicate criss-cross straps, gleaming leather, and cute little bows in the back, this sexy pair of heels allow your pedicure to shine.  They come in one hue, but black is quite versatile, and I can see myself wearing them quite often (in fact, I gave you all a secret preview of them in my last post {HERE}.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Argrace Karin

Necklace and Earrings:  Cae Entwined Set

Dress:  *Chiffon* Caprice Dress (free gift for 68 Main ~ The Event ~ Group – 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  Shoenique Black Chinablu Heels (free gift for 68 Main ~ The Event ~ Group – 0L/0L to join)

Poses:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Winter Moon

Song:  Down the Valley Road by Bruce Hornsby

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The Perfect Pause

The Perfect Pause

October – the perfect pause between summer and winter.  I have always loved the crisp, cool days of October…..the beauty of the hills, the fallen leaves dancing in the breeze, and the hint of wood smoke in the air.  Although it signaled the close of summer, it also marked the end of the dreaded ragweed season that plagued my childhood.  Luckily, I now live in a part of the country where I don’t have to worry about sneezing and sniffling through the end of summer, nevertheless, I think I will always treasure autumn.

These Boots are Made For…

…traipsing through the leaves.  One thing I especially appreciated about the arrival of fall was pulling out cool weather clothing, and, of course, shopping for new favorites!  I recently discovered these amazing, over-the-knee Alanis boots, which are a free gift from Hilly Haalan for members of the Hilly Haalan Fashions group.  I opted for a basic black hue, but could have also used the texture-change Hud to select solid brown or a floral pattern in gray or yellow-gold.  With realistic wrinkles, and a figure-hugging fit, this pair of high heeled footwear will keep my feet and legs toasty and stylishly warm, well into late autumn.

Avatar Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh Classic Avatar (includes alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Sassy Sleeveless Frock

As part of Fifty5 Thursday, I scooped up this belted Gabriella dress at BlackRose Fashion for only 75L.  With a sexy slit in the side, and a plunging neckline, this tailored, sophisticated dress showed off my curves.  It, too, comes with a texture-change HUD, which makes it a versatile addition to any wardrobe.  The special offering will be available only through Sunday, so if you love this dress as much as I do, don’t hesitate to TP on over to the shop.  The sale boards are located to the left of the main service desk in the center of the store.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Mask
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

Ripley and I are thrilled that we made it to Fall Break, and look forward to extra free time to discover some budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share with you all.  First, though, we have to survive tire shopping for the old truck… Fun times!  I just hope I can convince the pupster not to christen the tires right away.  I want them looking pretty for at least a few days.  Wish me luck!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Argrace Karin (new release)

Necklace:  Cae Harper Necklace

Arm Circlet: Just Because Elegant Arm Cuff (free gift for members of Just Because Clothing group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  BlackRose Fashion Gabriella Dress (75L just for Fifty5 Thursday Sale – only until Sunday)

Boots:  Hilly Haalan Alanis boots (free gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim: Countryside

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Where The Air Is Fresh and Sweet

Up On the Roof

♫ On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be

and there the world below can’t bother me ♫

Hello there, Fabulous Readers.  We’ve all had them……times when everything just seems to go wrong and you just need to get away.  Today, Ripley and I took J.T.’s advice, and climbed right up to the top of the stairs on the Banana Bay sim to let our cares just drift right into space.  Now if only we had such a lovely spot in RL…

Up on the Roof In Style

Thanks to my free Aylen outfit from BlackRose Fasion, I’m definitely ready to kick back and relax while still looking beautiful.  With a rose colored crop top adorned with a beaded trim, and gray denim shorts tied with a coordinating pink belt, this set is all about trendy casual comfort.  Versatile, Aylen is designed to fit classic as well as a variety of mesh avatars.  To scoop up this duo for yourself, teleport over to BlackRose, activate the BlackRose Fashion group tag (it’s completely free to join!) and click the gift vendor on the desk of the main shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M and L
  • Alpha layer for shorts and top
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

If ever you’re having a tough day, come on and join us, there’s room enough for more than two up on the roof.  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

Eyeliner:  euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Checkpoint

Necklace:  Cae Serena Necklace

Outfit:  BlackRose Aylen (free gift for BlackRose Fashion 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Sim:  Banana Bay

Canine Companion:  JIAN (old gacha prize)

Tune:   James Taylor Up On The Roof
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Taking Time to Watch the Leaves Turn

Just Breathe

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are back with another budget-friendly Fabulous Find that we discovered at the Petry Model store on the Marketplace.  This sweet, strappy dress includes a HUD with 12 textures for the bodice and 12 for the skirt.  I love the fact that you have so much flexibility to customize this frock!  Some of the options are more transparent than others.  I opted for an opaque white underskirt layered with sheer fabric, and paired it with a floral top.   The Tattooed Dress V48 has a price tag of just 20L.  With the variety of prints and solids to choose from, it’s like getting a box full of dresses!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I hope the rest of your weekend is rejuvenating and relaxing.  Now that Ripley and I have the yard work out of the way, we are planning to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon watching Mother Nature paint the landscape.  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

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Isla

Necklace:  Cae Blooming Necklace

Dress:  Petry Model Tattooed Dress_V48 (20L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Diesel Works

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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The Wind at My Back

The Wind at My Back

There’s a cool breeze on the air as summer starts fading here at the end of August and I’m ready for September days… but I plan to enjoy these last warm breezes with some summer dresses. And I’m thrilled with the gifts that I’m finding that are letting me do just that.

A special dress

Meva has out a new group gift dress for us ladies to add to their collection of group gifts in the group gift section. The dress is Maitreya fit only but there are two colors in the package… the cream I am showing you as well as a charcoal color. The group is 100L to join, but currently there are 9 past group gifts you can pick up. So if you are new to Meva, that’s a nice little group of gifts to pick up for your group gift fee.

New hair

I stopped by the Gacha Garden as I got a notice that there are currently 61 free gifts to be had at the event! I went right away to check it out and was thrilled with the loot I came away with. I couldn’t wait to show you my favorites.

I have three just in this post, including this beautiful fatpack of hair called Eevee by Analog Dog. Find the Analog Dog gacha machine and pick up your gift by clicking the little bag. You’ll need the Gimme Gacha group tag, but the group is free to join, making the fatpack of hair an absolutely free gift!

Maya and Teeth

An affair… with skin!

Glam Affair has a free face applier as their gift at the Gacha Garden! I was so excited to see this beautiful applier called “Maya” as their gift! It’s in the American skin tone with lovely freckles and a pretty mouth shade. It’s perfect for that girl next door look but also lovely enough for a glamorous outfit too. And since it too is a Gimme Gacha gift, it’s FREE!

She’s got teeth!

Cae’s gift had me “hooked” from the moment I unpacked it! I love their Sharkteeth necklace and earrings set! The set even includes a color change hud so you can choose between silver, brass, or gold! And like the other Gimme Gacha gifts, it’s free! 😀

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Analog Dog – Eevee (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Jewelry – Cae – Sharktooth Necklace & Earrings (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Dress – Meva – Gift August 2017 (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join)

Sim Location – Le Sixieme Sens

Astrids Signature