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Fit for a princess!

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Aline has already shown you some great free gifts from the Gacha Garden {here} and {here} but when FabFree reader Victoria sent me a special tip that I could put together a roleplay outfit with two gifts from the event, I knew I had to blog them for you! All you’ll need is the Gimme Gacha group (the group is free to join) and then stop by the respective vendors to nab your gifts and this pretty fantasy look fit for a princess is yours!

Hair please!

This fabulous fantasy hair is free courtesy of Analog Dog at the Gacha Garden event and includes twisted braids in the front and back for a fanciful look. You’ll get a full range of colors with a color change hud and a tinting wheel that will allow you to make the hair almost any color your heart desires. This is fitted mesh and should work with just about any head you might have. It’s a generous gift indeed!

A dress fit for a princess!

Broken Style is also giving a generous gift at the Gacha Garden in the form of their Ursula gown. It includes a tiara as well, making it fit for a princess. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes and includes an alpha in case you need it. You’ll also get a color change hud allowing you to choose between three colors (I’ve included a picture of the hud at the bottom of this post so you can see). Pick this gift up free with your Gimme Gacha tag as well!

Vendor Artwork/Hud NOT my artwork!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Analog Dog – BREON Gift (Free Gacha Garden Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Dress & Tiara – Broken Style – Ursula (Free Gacha Garden Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Revenland Roleplay Sim

Astrids Signature


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Meet me at the Disco!

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Not wasting any time.

With the Women Only Hunt ending December 31st, I’m not wasting any time picking up the goods. So I made a stop at Masoom, where I picked up their free gift for the hunt… this disco inspired Blair dress. It comes in pink with a color change hud for the metal hem and neckline (11 metal colors to choose from). You’ll also get a variety of mesh compatible body sizes.

Dress sizes available:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya & Isis

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New kickers

My shopping friend found a store I had never been too and took me for a whirl. I have to say I was impressed with all the great styled clothing at this new-to-me store. I loved the leather look pants and the sexy tops. I was equally taken by the current group gift. The group at Thalia Heckroth main-store is only 10L to join, and then you can pick up the Princesa Heels which are exclusively for Maitreya feet. They are gold, but include a metal change hud.

Buckle color options:

  • Gold
  • Silver

Gemstone color options (in either gold or platinum finish):

  • Sapphire
  • Diamond
  • Topaz
  • Ruby
  • Emerald

Happy (freebie) shopping and hunting everyone!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Eyelashes – KoKoLoReS Mascara lashes for CaTwa heads (Free to all/0L on the counter/No Group Required)
Hair – Truth CeCe
Dress – Masoom Blair Dress (Free/0L for the Women Only Hunt)
Shoes – Thalia Heckroth Group Gift Winter 2017 Princesa Heels Celebration Edition (Free Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join)

Sim Location – Disco Ibiza

Astrids Signature


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The Chair…

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I stopped by to visit my friend, the one I mention frequently and who’s furniture I envied in my post {HERE}. (I’m pretty sure you can still get that table and screen and decor if you’re a member of the L’Homme group by the way.) And he had out a chair that I had to try out. Then he informs me he got it as a free gift at an event where almost every booth has a free gift out! Of course I demanded a shopping excursion. Was it too much that I asked him to hold my purse? (Good thing I don’t usually carry a purse in Second Life).

The Chair…

So we made our way to “Shop ‘Till You Drop” and I ooo’ed and ahhh’ed at all the displays of wonderful shopping pleasures. I picked up free gifts as my shopping buddy hemmed and hawed (because of course he’d already been there and got all the goods).

But he was patient and I got my much awaited free gift chair by Chic Buildings! It has seven great poses and is low prim too! I’m showing off the pose called “monkey” in the picture above. You don’t even need a group for the free gifts at the event. Just buy the gifts that are out for 0L!

Another POE gift!

Serena showed you a gorgeous free POE Hunt gift from Prism in her post {HERE} but there are two (yes two!) POE Hunt gifts at Prism if you look! The second one is this dress I’m modeling called Sparkles by Journey. You can pick it up as part of the Hunt for free too! It has a sparkly gold turtleneck collar and sexy split sides and includes a color change hud for versatility!

Dress body compatibility included:

  • Classic XXS – L
  • Fitmesh
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Hair – Limerence Berta Hair
Dress – Prism Sparkles by Journey (Free/0L for the POE Hunt)
Leggings – Higgle Legging White (1L on the Marketplace)
Shoes – Pure Poison Ralu Sandals

And stuff…

Chic Buildings Round Barrel Chair Tan (Free Gift/0L at Shop ‘Till You Drop)

Sim Location – Private

Astrids Signature

 


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Curiouser & Curiouser

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Things just keep getting curiouser and curiouser! But that didn’t stop me from picking up the newest free group gift from BlackRose! Can you believe the pretty lace and embroidered details on this mesh top? Wow! You’ll need the BlackRose group tag, the group is free to join as always, and the gift is yours free. It comes in a variety of mesh sizes and also includes a color change hud for a variety of colors!

Colors available on the hud:

  • White
  • Pink
  • Sky
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Navy
  • Purple
  • Moss
  • Green
  • Teal
  • Burgundy (shown)
  • Black

Sizes Available:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – L
  • TMP
  • eBody
  • Ocacin
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Something extra

I also stopped by E. Vary as one of their make up gifts had caught my eye. I love my current Maya applier that I’d picked up as a free gift (no longer available sorry!), it’s my new favorite, but I wanted a “pick me up” for it and decided that it needed a fresh look. E. Vary has out the Ilusion Gift as their free SL Frees & Offers gift. Just don your tag and pick it up for free. It’s an omega system applier make up.

I did discover that you either have to applier the lipstick or the eye-shadow and I wasn’t able to figure out how to apply both at the same time, but for free, I still feel the gift was well worth it. I donned one of the pretty lipstick shades to add to my look. I’ve included a picture of the HUD below to show you what all you will be getting with this free gift!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Dakota
Makeup – E. Vary – Ilusion Gift (Free SL Frees & Offers Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shirt – BlackRose – September Gift, Lace Top w/Hud (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Jeans – JellyRoll – Weekender Jeans

 

Sim Location – Storybrooke Gardens

Astrids Signature


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By the Sea

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Sometimes I prefer to browse the Marketplace for goodies when I’m in that “stay at home” mood. I found a couple of nice Marketplace gifties that are sure to brighten your day. Once I was ready to explore, I finished off with a group gift from one of my favorite Steampunk stores!

The perfect outfit

In doing a little Marketplace hunting I ran across this ZHO outfit by Petry Shop. It includes a shirt and skirt as separate pieces with nice detailing and great geometric textures! For only 20L, I snapped it up and didn’t have to leave my linden home. 🙂

Outfit sizes included:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

Strike a pose

I also picked up a gift pose from a little Marketplace store called Naomi Shop. This pose, called Naomi Gift Pose, is perfect for photography, and is just 10 little linden. If you take pictures in Second Life, you’ll want to add it to your inventory!

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By the sea

My pretty seahorse necklace is a free group gift by Pixel Box. You join the Pixel Box group free, don your new group tag, and pick up this pretty necklace. It includes a texture change hud, which I’ve included a picture of below so you can see the variety of choices you have!

As an extra special touch, the necklace is mesh body sized, and includes sizes to fit the following mesh body types: TMP, eBody, Maitreya, Eve (Slim & Pulpy), Belleza (Freya, Isis, & Venus), Slink (Hourglass & Physique), and Tonic.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Jennie
Necklace –Pixel Box – Necklace Seahorse (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Outfit – Petry Shop – ZHO Outfit (20L on the Marketplace)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes with texture change hud

Pose – Naomi Shop – Naomi Gift Pose (10L on the Marketplace)

Sim Location – Chelsea by the Sea


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New to Me!

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New to me!

I found this great little shop called Alien Gizmo. It must have been around for a while because there was a little wall of group gifts with some awesome dresses and tops and outfits all free for the taking with your free Alien Gizmo group tag. I picked up the December group gift called Geri, but there were lots of recent group gifts that were just as nice! You’ll be trying on new things for a while if you’ve not been to this shop before.

Geri comes with a color change hud for several really cute styles to suit your tastes (I’ve included the vendor advertisement at the end of this blog to show you the other colors), and I love the unique cut-out design of the top that makes this mini-dress uber sexy! It also comes in a variety of mesh sizes to fit all your mesh body needs!

Sizes included:

  • Standard Mesh Sizes XXS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Curvy & Fine
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

New Hair!

KoKoLoReS has out a new group gift for July! Hoorah! Just on schedule and as always, KoKoLoReS delivers, making their one-time join fee of 250L worth every penny. Like clockwork, the creator has put out a new group gift for the month. I’m sporting “Haylee” in the picture above, which is the group gift hair for July. You’ll get this un-rigged (meaning you can adjust it to fit your head) mesh hair with a hud of natural colors to fit your needs. You won’t want to miss this one.

If you haven’t already joined the group, why not start with this month! Then you’ll be ready to go for the next group gift when it comes out in August!

Happy shopping and gift hunting everyone!

NOT MY ARTWORK Geri Dress GROUPGIFT

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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 – KoKoLoReS – Haylee VIP July2017 (Free Group Gift/Group is 250L to Join)
Dress – Alien Gizmo – Geri Dress (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Envy Isle

Astrids Signature


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Stopping for a Cuppa

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Always a hot… hunt.

The Women’s Stuff Hunt is one of my favorite hunts. I always love surfing through my inventory after a few stops along the trail. I happened to pick a stop – Mimi’s Choice to be exact – and head home to unpack and was thrilled with the beautiful form fitting flowery gown I unpacked.

This dress nice enough for a date night out, but casual enough for coffee at a cafe. It’s sure to be perfect for any occasion, and it includes all the popular sizes such as:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – XL
  • Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza

Shoes make a match.

If you hurry, the [MUSE] and NSP Florals March group gift is still out. It’s a lovely gift well worth picking up. You surely must have noticed my gorgeous shoes! These hipster wedges fit Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza Feet, and include a color change hud with 6 different colors to match your outfits. Hurry! With March being over, I’m not sure how much longer this gift will be out to pick up!

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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 – Exile – Scribbled Hearts
Dress – Mimi’s Choice – Sascha’s Designs – Cien Beige Dress (0L for the Women’s Stuff Hunt)
Shoes – NSP Florals [MUSE] – Hipster Wedge (Free group gift/0L/Group is 125L to Join)

Sim Location – Il Nido Cafe & Wine Bar “The Nest”

Astrids Signature


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Enchanting in PeKaS, ( red ) Mint & Dragon Magic Wares

Greetings!

Today I have so many wonderful goodies to show you!  First up is the enchanting Dragon Magick Wares Dotty Skybox (**potted palms NOT included)…FREE for new residents under 30 days old! This skybox measures 14 x 14, is mesh, has light pools from the lovely arched windows, working light sconces and only 20 prims!  This is the perfect starter skybox for a new resident.  Not to worry, if you are not a new resident, you can join the Dragon Magick Wares group for only 25L and there is another really sweet “Hidden Retreat” group gift; there is also a wonderful library book case (filled with books) on the group gift wall.  All new resident and group gifts are located just inside the front entrance, on the wall to your right.  There is also a rezzer available so you can see what the Dotty skybox looks like.
Pekas/( red ) Mint/Dragon Magick Wares Free GiftsThis gorgeous soft pink Shall we Dance gown, I am wearing, is the latest addition to the FabFree Headquarters wall from PeKaS Gorean and Urban DesignPeKaS Gorean and Urban Design has just joined the ranks of our wonderful FabFree Designers and has generously made this gown available FREE to everyone!  Just pop on over to the FabFree Headquarters and you will find the vendor on the wall to your right when you turn right at the entrance.  While you are at the FabFree Headquarters, you can also pick up this lovely double strand of  Vintage 50’s Pearls…a FREE gift to everyone from Dark Mouse Jewelry. The Vintage 50’s Pearl set also comes with stud clip earrings and a choice of black, pink or white pearls. The Dark Mouse Vintage 50’s Pearl set is located in front of the landing point…first vendor on your left.
Pekas/( red ) Mint/Dragon Magick Wares Free GiftsI completed this enchanting look with the lovely translucent skin from ( red ) Mint –  (r)m~D!va~gG.12’13 (group gift FREE/0L join fee)…previously featured by Tiana HERE…and the wonderful “”D!va”” Hair Ruri” in onyx (not free); which comes with a color change bow!  I absolutely adore “”D!va”” hair and the group is FREE to join!  Once you join the ““D!va”” group you will find a whole bunch of great group gift hair on the second floor of the main store…as well as the lucky boards on the landing between the first and second floor!
Pekas/( red ) Mint/Dragon Magick Wares Free Gifts

Happy Shopping! ❤ ❤

 

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Xiu is wearing…

Skin –  ( red ) Mint(r)m~D!va~gG.12’13 (group gift FREE/0L join fee)
Eyes – IKON Eternal Eyes Black
Hair – ““D!va”” Hair “Ruri” Onyx
Hands by Slink
Gown–  PeKaS Gorean and Urban DesignShall we Dance (FREE at FabFree Headquarters)
Jewelry – Dark Mouse Jewelry Vintage 50’s Pearls Necklace (FREE at FabFree Headquarters)
Poses by Manifeste the Art of Posing
Sim – My private home

**JJ Palm in Pedestal Pot from JJ Lanes [now .:Koastal Furniture and Homes:.] (NO LONGER available)

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She’s a CHOP ZUEY Fascinator in her *Bliss Couture*…

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Ok…so Halloween is now only a few short days away and you’ve seen just about every type of costume there is in SL.  What if you’re looking for a costume that isn’t really a costume…something with a little bit of that dark All Hallows Eve edge but with elegance.  Then you are in luck!  This fabulous Halloween Dress from *Bliss Couture* is dark and edgy, airy and elegant, and sleek and sexy.  It is also FREE when you become a *Bliss Doll* (member group/free to join).  The detailing on this wonderful dress is a gauzy netting with bats in flight…I love that the edging on the top and skirt is formed by the bat silhouette.  Perfect for dancing the night away with your immortal beloved.
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I couldn’t resist pairing the dress with the equally edgy yet elegant Itsy Bitsy Spider Fascinator (group gift/350L to join and worth EVERY linden!) from CHOP ZUEY COUTURE JEWELLRY.  The detailing in this amazing hat contrasts and yet compliments the dress.  The Bat necklace is a 2009 group gift from Alienbear Design….which is free to join, however, you won’t need to join the group to score this amazing piece of jewelry…just follow the embedded link to the Marketplace and it is yours for FREE!  I also picked up the Jewel Bat Earrings *PROMO* (15L) on the Marketplace from Xia’s Boutique…these earrings are loaded with color/texture and size change options!
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So what are you waiting for…grab your favorite undead dance partner and haunt the night away in style.

The Details

Free!!!

Dress:  *Bliss Couture* 2012 Halloween Gown Gift Bag (group gift/free to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gown/74/209/354

Necklace:  Alienbear design (2009 halloween gift Bat Necklace (black)) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Alienbear-design-2009-halloween-gift-Bat-Necklace-black/98092

Prim Eyeliner:  Group Gift (free to join) *LpD* Skins Mainstore http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GoldenSand%20Island%20008/173/81/606

Almost Free!!

Earrings:  Jewel Bat Earrings *PROMO* (15L)  from Xia’s Boutique  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Jewel-Bat-Earrings-PROMO/4109505

Color Change Claws:   (5L) available from Mini-me Productions https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Color-Change-Claws/2778198

Group Gift/with join fee

Hat:  Itsy bitsy Spider Fascinator (group gift/350L to join and well worth it!)  from CHOP ZUEY COUTURE JEWELLRY http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chop%20Zuey/39/138/27

NOT Free

Shoes:  Venezia (black)  from Similar Quality Italian Ladies Footwear http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sleeping%20Beauty/173/189/26

Hair:  booN des423hair attachment and booN matching hairbase (sold separately) from SAIKIN and booN http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SAIKIN/128/125/698

Skin:  –Jadis- Natural- 9 (a) (not free) from Glam Affair http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/164/134/25

Eyes:  [Curio] Tragic Eyes – Fatpack (Purples and Blues) Watercolor Shine Large (Prim eyes) Not currently available.

Prim Eyelashes:  *REDGRAVE* Eyelashes- 11-Showgirl  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/REDGRAVE%20Skins%20Fashion/97/162/23

Mesh Eyelashes:  ::BB:: (Beetlebones) Mesh Lashes V.01 (SLEB Black) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beetlebones/48/39/2098

Beauty Marks:  [:T:] Beauty Marks tattoo layers (layer option 2) [:Tuli:] https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/T-Beauty-marks-tattoo-layers/1829557

Pose:  Diva  and Mode Dork Packs (not free) from aDORKable Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Deck/77/192/21

Shot on location at:  The Glass Pavillion http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BAY%20OF%20BALFALAS/69/56/24


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Let BODIES talk BY OH! about DOLLARBIES and a BABY MONKEY BEHIND THE VEIL

BODIES BY OH! has released an new skin line: Sinsations Light III Skin

Sinsations Light III Skin Intro is a dollarbie including demos of the new skin line as well as a wearable Beige Natural Trim – Intro Skin. I´m sure you will need this skin because every woman has to cry from time to time and wants to look beautiful too. If my face iRL would be so cute while/after I´m crying …. I would cry a river every day 🙂

This skin is available at the mainstore and also next door at dollarbies. Don`t miss dollarbies, it´s a great place for starters too, you can find many generous designers offering wonderful outfits, hairs, jewellery, poses, skins and so on – please, read more on dollarbies.blogspot.com .

I´m wearing the hot ESPRIT Lace Dress in yellow (and it IS lace, don´t wear it if you want to show a bit of your nipples) because it´s still hot here in Vienna (and yes, the title is nonsense because it´s soooo hot!) And I wear the Lace Dress because I like bright colors .. and no, I wouldn´t show my nipples iRL *grin* All clear now 🙂

Shoes are Gladiator Sandals by BABY MONKEY (worn in gold, come in silver too ), the latest group gift (instore, wear your group tag please). And have I ever mentioned how adorable and great BABY MONKEY´s creations are? Uuuh, I have? 🙂

And at least my hairstyle is a freebie by BTV – BEYOND THE VEIL. You can get it instore (ads on the wall, there are a free choker and free veil too) or you touch the subcribe-o-matic. The hair is called Hair Wrap (comes in 5 haircolors, scripted/unscripted and colorchange). I love this hair wrap, it´s so versatile and goes with sooo many outfits … and it´s looks great if you a have a bad hair day 🙂 Ooh, and before I forget, BEYOND THE VEIL has a blog too, check out dare-beyondtheveil.blogspot.com