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Finally… FaMESHed

faMESHed1Good morning Fabulouses!  I have been trying since May 1st to get into FaMESHed for their big anniversary round to take advantage of the huge load of group gifts available, and after a week of trying…

I MADE IT IN!  I MADE IT IN!  I FINALLY GOT INTO FAMESHED!

At this round of FaMESHEd, almost every vendor as a free group gift set to the FaMESHed inworld group (which is free to join).  You will find them in blue boxes on the floor in front of the vendor displays.  It is still very hard to teleport into the event, but don’t give up – persistence pays off, and don’t worry if you can’t get in right away because this is a month long event.  I’m sure it will be easier to get into near the end of the event, and the gifts will all still be there!

Three For Now…

Today I am showing off three of the FaMESHed group gifts, but I will indeed be back here on FabFree to show you more of them!!

  • United Color –  The Sima Dress in a summery Sherbet shade is the free group gift offered by United Colour.  It comes with a HUD system that allows you to change the skirt between three textures, as well as take it off and have the option to just wear the top on it’s own. (Made for Slink, Belleza & Maitreya mesh bodies)
  • COCO –  Maitreya and Slink body/feet wearers will be happy to learn that COCO has put out these adorable Mule Slides as a free FaMESHed group gift in Ivory!
  • EMPYREAN FORGE – In my second photo below you’ll be able to see the gorgeous Papillon Ring that is being given out at the Empyrean Forge display.  It includes a texture change HUD that allows 8 colour changes for the flower and a silver/gold option.

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My Laggy Event Advice…

Make sure before you teleport into the event that you have:

  • Stripped down to a low lag outfit or an alpha layer.
  • Removed your AO and other HUDs.
  • Turned off all of your gestures. / tummy talkers, tails etc.
  • Turn your settings down as low as they will go.
  • Join the group before you get there from search, so you are not looking for a group joiner that may or may not actually rez for you.

Once you arrive:

  • Derender other avatars.
  • Allow yourself to fully rez before you move around.
  • Don’t panic if you crash, simply log back into your last location and it should just put you back where you were.

If you have more laggy event advice, leave it in comments!  We can all learn from each other  🙂

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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
Hair –  TRUTH Veema
Dress – United Colors Sima Dress Sherbet (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – COCO gift Open Toe Mules (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
Ring – Empyrean Forge Papillon Ring (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pose by LW Poses  
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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Nefarious Plans

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Even villains have day jobs.

Neckwarmer Man blew my cover… again. So the earmuffs are gone. But thankfully KoKoLoRes Hair has out a new group gift for January, which means I have a new hairdo. Just call me “Spike.” That old moniker just wasn’t me. And I think I like the name Dillon too… after the hair… as my other Alias. Got to have a lot of aliases when your in the business of crime. Crime and coffee that is. And I’ll be serving up your coffee at the local coffee and tea bar here at Tanya’s.

The shirt off the rack.

They say you have to blend in. Look normal. Especially if you’re running the day shift at a coffee bar when Neckwarmer man is hot on your trail. So I stopped by MOoh! and picked up the latest FabFree Gift. I didn’t even have to steal it, as it was already FREE. Can you believe that? They just leave this stuff lying around. It even came in four colors, fitmesh, and sizes for Maitreya and Slink bodies.

On the lookout…

I know that guy will never give up… wait… did that customer just take an extra creamer for his coffee? See! There are worse villains than me! At least I serve the coffee hot while I plot my nefarious plans. Okay, semi-hot. I don’t want the customers getting spoiled.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier – (99L @ Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – KoKoLoReS Hair – Dillon VIP gift Jan 2017 (Free Group Gift/0L/250L)
Sweater – MOoH! – Sasha Sweater zigzag (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join) first seen blogged here by Love.
Pants – Coco – Wide Leg Jeans _ Mid

Sim Location – Tanya’s Coffee Shop & Bar

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Put a Star On for Me

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Getting ready for the Holiday.

I’m getting ready to wrap presents but I wrapped myself up first in this pretty T-shirt gift from Belle Epoque! It only came in one size, but it fit my Maitreya body perfectly, so I’m fairly sure that is the size it is meant for. It also came with a texture change hud with 6 different holiday choices for the front. My favorite was the blue shirt with the Christmas tree on the front. But you may like one of the other designs! This group gift is FREE and the group is FREE to join! You won’t have to spend a single linden!

Stopping by the Cart Wash Sale.

You’ve already seen lots of 10L goodies from the Winter Cart Wash Sale blogged by our talented bloggers! I picked up a pretty star choker by The Little Bat. The one in blue matched my t-shirt and was just perfect for the occasion. For just 10L you get a package that includes 6 colors: gold, silver, red, black, blue, and green.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier – lips colored with Catwa hud
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Calm
Choker – The Little Bat – Star Choker in Blue (10L at the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Shirt – Belle Epoque – Christmas Tee (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join group)
Pants – Coco – Wide Leg Jeans _ Mid

Sim Location – Winter Trace

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Feeling Cozy

Bundled Up

Ready Colder Weather?

I think I’m feeling the bite of colder weather where I am. I actually had to turn the heat on this week! And all this cold has sent me hunting for warmer deals… like this FREE cozy sweater from Kib Designs. Kib is FREE to Join the group and the current group gift is a pair of cozy sweaters in all the standard mesh sizes. (I’m showing you the purple, but there is also a darling maroon color).

Past Group Gifts too!

These sweaters will warm you up and have you ready to adventure to snowy regions for sure! What’s more is there were several FREE past group gifts still up at Kib. Including at least one that caught my eye for gentleman… I’ll be letting Loki know in case he want’s to give you the details.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia in America 01
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Rue
Sweater – KiB Designs – Anna Pullover (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Pants – Coco – Wide Leg Jeans _ Mid

Sim Location – Hermoupolis Lake in Paris Land

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Infected Zombie Hunter

Infected Zombie HunterI found my Halloween costume, and just in time too! It seems like zombies and zombie hunters are everywhere this year, and for good reason. Like the vampires of years past, zombies have taken over television and movies in a big way. That said, when I saw this wicked bloody tank top from COCO, my mind instantly went to zombie land. Thankfully, Second Life is awash with creativity, and I was able to find most of what I needed to put this look together without letting go of too many lindens.

I mentioned the tank top as the centerpiece that inspired this “Infected Zombie Hunter” look. It’s one of several FREE group gifts available at COCO. Before I go into detail about the top, when going to the COCO store to add this to your wardrobe, be mindful of which section you’re shopping in. The COCO store is huge, and there are sections dedicated to their doll avatars as well as regular avatars. You’ll find a version of this top in both sections, so don’t get fooled like I did. Make sure you’re in the section with ladies clothing and not doll clothes. LOL That little bit of information out of the way, once you’re in the right place you’ll find a full wall of group gifts with a group joiner near by. The COCO group is FREE to join. Once you’re wearing your COCO group tag, all the gifts are FREE as well, just click the vendors. This bloody tank top gift is fully mesh, and comes in several body fit sizes, and standard mesh sizes.Infected Zombie Hunter CloseAnyone who knows me knows it would be completely out of character for me to go all gore and no glam, even on Halloween. I needed to be a little bloody but still wanted to keep it pretty, Izzie’s had just the thing. These bloody eyes and lips are from an applier package I found by Izzie’s for FREE on the Marketplace. The listing says it’s a limited time Halloween gift, so I’d imagine after today (Oct. 31st) the price will go up. These delicate blood drips can be applied either to the eyes, the lips, or both in 3 shades of red. This FREE set includes appliers for as well as classic system layers. I’m really thrilled with the end result, so don’t miss out on this fun bit of gore by Izzie’s while you can still get it at this fantastic freebie.

Speaking of the Marketplace, I also stumbled across this set of bloody eyes by Inkheart. These mesh eyes were just too perfect to pass up, especially since they are just 1 linden. These “vampire” eyes come in 3 mesh sizes, along with matching system layers. I think they would be spook-tacular with any ghoulish costume!

Continuing on with the idea of being glamorous at all times, this manicure from ZOZ was the perfect finishing touch. Who says a Zombie Hunter can’t have perfectly polished claws?! This particular shade of glossy red is part of the Fab Free exclusive group gift at ZOZ. Just wear your Fab Free tag and click the vendor on the circulation desk at the ZOZ main store, and you’ll be sent your FREE gift. The set has also been featured in one of Katherine’s beautiful posts, and of course in the Fab Free Group Gift Listing by Love.  The Fab Free Group Gift List shows the full set of fall colors that are included in this gorgeous nail polish gift.

Happy Halloween Fab Free!! Here are the details.

Hair little bones. Suffragette – Ombre&Roots

Skin/Head Applier – Essences – Hope (Freakshow Carnivale special) – Currently @Freakshow Carnivale 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Eyes – * Inkheart * – Blood Eyes – Vampire – 1L on the Marketplace

Bloody Eyes/Mouth – Izzie’s – Bloody Tears & Lips (Halloween Limited Time Gift) – FREE on the Marketplace

Bat w/Pose – [Since1975] – Bat’sGacha – Jackson – Past Gacha *Not Currently in the Store

Tank Top – *COCO*_Gift_BloodyTankTop – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Manicure – {ZOZ} Faded Winter Polish (Fat) – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is FREE to Join 

Tattoos – ~silentsparrow~ Spooky Tattoos – Past Fifty Linden Friday

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

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Tie Dye & Wave

Tie Dye & Wave

It’s so twisted! But definitely awesome! From June 1st through the 30th… creators have gathered for a good cause! At the Twisted Summer of Love event you can shop and benefit the American Cancer Society… while also hunting for 58 twisted cubes with FREE goodies!

I found a really rad hair that I fell in love with. The FREE gift from The Stringer Mausoleum called “The Wave” is in one of the twisted cubes around the shopping area if you hunt it down (there are decoys!). It comes in this luscious berry color! I used my included LuLutka white hairbase and tinted it to match and voila!

Then did a little shopping and found this really fabulous tie dye shirt by Roped Passions for only 75L at the creator’s booth. I’ve always been a fan of tie dye and this fit the bill (and matched my new hair). There were several other colors to choose from, as well as several outfits that you can purchase and the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer society. That’s a win win for everyone!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used, also included white hair base was tinted to match hair
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – Creme Duo eyeshadow appliers – storm worn (75L on the Marketplace)
Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – The Wave – L.E. Berry Stained (FREE/0L/Twisted Summer of Love Hunt Prize)
Shirt – Roped Passions – Anuenue Tie Dye Blouse in Purple and Pink (75L @ the Twisted Summer of Love Event and Hunt)
Jeans – COCO – Wide Leg Jeans

Pose by elephante

Sim Location – The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

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Summer Romance

Summer Romance

It’s a beautiful Saturday and I have lots of goodies for you! My pretty look made me think of summer romance… flowers and picnics… and it all began with the new FREE group gift from *COCO* Clothes. The group is FREE to join so the pale pink scoop neck Tee shirt with 3quarter sleeves you see me wearing is yours for 0L. It comes in mesh fits for classic avatars, as well as Maitreya and Slink fits.

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I got a notice this morning that one of my favorite hair designers was offering a new VIP Group Gift. If you are a member of the Mina Hair VIP group, you can pick up the Juliet hair for women in essential colors FREE as a group gift right now at the main store. If you need the group tag, it will cost 200L to join, but Mina Hair offers monthly gifts — one for the ladies and one for the gents. And they are always as generous and lovely as this one.

I wanted some jewelry to add to the neckline of my outfit so I stopped by .:ECCO:. because I’d heard that there were new lucky letter boards to try. There are, in fact, three new lucky letter boards! Two are FREE to all, and one is VIP exclusive only. To use the VIP lucky letter board you have to wear your .:ECCO:. group tag (which is 200L), but your fee is well worth it as you get access to monthly group gifts as well as a large number of past group gifts as well.

While I was visiting, my letter came up on the VIP board, and I picked up this Thalia Choker with color change hud. It has a black thong and you can change the beads to 8 possible color choices for mix and match delight!

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While I was at .:ECCO:. I noticed that there were two other gifties that were a perfect match for the summer romance feel of my outfit… and these were completely FREE. If you don your FabFree group tag (the group is FREE to join) you can pick up a gift of these Tipped Floral Flats as a gift courtesy of .:ECCO:. In the box, you’ll find pairs to fit Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza feet.

I also picked up this FREE Floral Satchel by donning my SL Frees & Offers Group tag. This pretty floral bag is the FREE gift from .:ECCO:. as part of that group and added a nice final touch to my outfit.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – MINA Hair – Juliet – Essentials (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is 200L to Join)
Necklace – .:ECCO:. – Thalia Chocker (0L/FREE Group Lucky Letter Board/Group is 200L to Join)
Shirt – COCO – Gift U-NeckTee (PalePink) (0L/FREE Group Gift/FREE to Join Group)
Jeans – COCO – Wide Leg Jeans
Shoes – .:ECCO:. – Tipped Floral Flats (0L/FREE FabFREE Group Gift/FREE to Join Group)
Bag – .:ECCO:. – Floral Satchel with multiple poses (0L/FREE SL Frees & Offers Group Gift/FREE to Join Group)

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – The Mill

Astrids Signature

 


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Tennis Anyone?

Tennis anyone? I put together an outfit that made me feel like going out on the courts today!

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I have to say, I am loving the gifts at this round of FaMESHed! I picked up a few that I think you’ll definitely want to add to your wardrobe. These items have a luxury sports feel to them that are perfect for that “country club tennis court” look. Best part is… all these gifts are FREE! Just join the FaMESHed Group and click the boxes at the booths.

I picked up my fat pack of amazing locks at Damselfly. This style is called Francie, and if you pick up this FREE gift, you get every color available in the gift.

My earrings are the luxury earrings gift from the Noche display, and I also picked up these great sunglasses from Kitja. The sunglasses gift come in silver or gold. Both of these accessories, like the hair, are FREE gifts.

Tennis Anyone?

The last (but not least) item I am showing you is this sporty looking V-neck dress from Coco Designs. It comes in all the standard sizes as well as fitmesh and Maitreya. It too is a FREE FaMESHed gift.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow (75L on the Marketplace)
Lipstick – *YS&YS* Evanescence 13 Lipstick applier Lelutka RARE Gacha Item (100L featured @ The Gacha Garden)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Damselfly – Fancie Big Pack (0L/FREE Fameshed Group Gift from Damselfly @ Fameshed)
Earrings – [Noche] – Noche Luxury Gold Earrings (0L/FREE Fameshed Group Gift from Noche @ Fameshed)
Sunglasses – Kitja – Sunglasses Gift (0L/FREE Fameshed Group Gift from Kitja @ Fameshed)
Dress – *COCO* – Gift_V-NeckDress_@Fameshed (0L/FREE Fameshed Group Gift from *COCO* @ Fameshed)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Precious Mules in White

Poses by Verocity

Sim Location – TT – Sports

Astrids Signature


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Blue Sweater Morning

Blue Sweater Morning

April mornings are still chilly here in my part of the world… so sweaters and blankets are a must. Thankfully, a new-to-me store that I found saved the day… errr morning… with a beautiful his and hers FREE gift!

Currently, if you stop by the ::K:: main-store, you can join the group FREE and pick up the FREE group gift. Inside the box you will find these beautiful blue his and hers matching sweaters. The sweaters come in two styles… one with a white inner blouse and one without. There is only one size inside and they seem to be fitted mesh. There is another group gift out for members as well, a pair of very nice red men’s trousers (not shown in this post).

I’m looking forward to warmer spring weather, but for now, I’m content to curl up with a warm sweater and good company… even if that company is my own alt-er ego ;). Enjoy your day!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Victoria
Sweater  – ::K:: Chunky Hooded Cardigan Paleblue Femme (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join)
Pants – COCO – Wide Leg Jeans

Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (Faded)
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Sweater  – ::K:: Chunky Hooded Cardigan Paleblue Homme (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join)
Pants  – Redgrave – HeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut

Pose by Eternal Dream

Sim Location – The Cyprian Garden (adult Sim)

Astrids Signature


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Country Boho & Feathers

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I was born and raised in the country… and so the latest FREE group gift from The Beautiful Ones just stole my heart, and I knew I had to show it to you. For a mere 25L the TBO group tag is yours, and then you can have this fabulous Lupe Boho cardigan and top. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes, as well as a generous assortment of fitmesh sizes… including Physique, Hourglass, Freya, Isis, Venus, and Maitreya. The top is one piece for easy wear, and I paired it with my favorite jeans for a classic country look.

Country Boho & Feathers

I wanted some pretty jewelry to go with my new top, so I hopped on the marketplace and happened across a happy find… this lovely necklace and earrings set called Feather by Miam Miam. It had just the delicate boho look I wanted, and is texture change for three metal colors (silver, gold, and copper). For only 10L, I think it was a steal of a deal.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Libby (75L for the Current Sale) – Love first told us about the sale HERE!
Top – .:TBO:. The Beautiful Ones – Lupe boho fringe cardigan & top Gift (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is 25L to Join)
Jeans – COCO – Wide Leg Jeans
Ring – Chop Zuey – Mahalo Ring Womens
Jewelry – *MM* Miam Miam – Feather Jewelry Set (10L on the Marketplace)
Shoes – E-Clipse – Oxford Brown

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Whispering ‘W’ Ranch

Astrids Signature