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He Loves To Hate

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Friend or Foe?

My real life dog just loves to hate one particular cat on my block.  That darn cat was strutting around right outside the front window where he watched her, certainly teasing him on purpose but he thought she wanted to be friends.  Finally one day, someone had left the door open to bring some groceries in which made for the opportune moment for him to make his off-leash move.  He dashed out the door, scared the fur off the cat and chased her around the fence.

FOE!

Now… he just wanted to get to know each other, but this cat was not having it.  I ran out to bring him back, and heard “SWAT!  HISS” and then “YIPE YIPE YIPE!“.  He came running back home, unharmed but with his tail between his legs and a new perception on his feelings for her.  Even when I point the cat out now (who is still strutting her stuff at the window btw), he wants nothing to do with her!

Get on with it, Love!

Now, enough of my jibber jabber – let’s talk freebies!  I couldn’t help myself with the story, because as I sit here writing this blog entry… The cat is outside, and the dog – in the window.

The brown jersey knit dress you see me wearing in my photo today is a free group gift by COCO.  Compatible with Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies, this casual treat is even more cute from the back as it offers a cut out wrapped design.  I have included the vendor ad below so that you can see it.

COCO is always free to join, offering a ton of gifts in the VIP section, including the gift Serena recently showed [HERE].
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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 Cinnamon
Dress – COCO Backless Knit Dress (Brown) (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Sandals – Phedora Kara Boots – Uranus Neck
Sim – Luane’s World
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Take Me Home Country Roads

Take Me Home Country Roads

Hello, Fab Readers! Just a quick post to share the newest group gift from COCO DESIGNS. The Denim Jumpsuit has a pocket on each side, some nice detail stitching, and a really sexy cutout in the back. There is also a dark blue denim version in the box if you prefer your denim a bit newer looking. 🙂

Sizes include:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

The COCO group is free to join, and there are TONS of past group gifts still out for you to pick up.

Enjoy!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 3.0
Head Applier: Glam Affair Naira
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Tori (group gift / 350L to join / originally shown HERE by Kat)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Outfit: *COCO* Denim Jumpsuit (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Edie Sandals (featured @ Kustom9)
Pose: Q Poses (pose prop on sim)
Location: The Mill

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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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Free Group Gift? CHECK!

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Good morning Fabulouses, and happy July 4th to those of you celebrating.  I think I might sit on the deck this afternoon and have a beer, myself so I can celebrate with you.  Oh, who are we kidding?  I’ll use about any excuse to have beer on a hot day!

Check It Out

I came across this new blue checked wrap top as a free group gift at COCO and it is perfect for a day like today, or.. any day really!  It’s so cute, that I have been wearing it for almost three days now lol.  The group is free to join, and you can find this in the VIP section with a whole wall full of other group gifts.  Most of which have probably been blogged on FabFree at one time or another.

Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique
  • Slink Hourglass

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Mesh Feet – Slink Flat
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Summer Hairplay – Chinook (75L per play) – Previously Blogged by Kathryn [HERE]
Top – COCO Wrap Crop Top _ Check Blue (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pants – Pixicat Klara Jeans
Shoes – Pure Poison Lilly Ann Sandals Blue
Pose – LW Poses Everything Changes
Sim – Whimberly

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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

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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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