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No Goodbyes

No Goodbyes

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

It’s been a little over 7 years since I started blogging for Fab Free. Love Trill took a chance on an eager-to-learn wanna-be fashionista with no blogging experience and limited photography skills. I’m forever grateful she did. Not only did I learn new things, best of all it’s through this blog, Fabulously Free in SL, that I’ve made some of my most cherished personal connections. The kind that I hope against hope will last a lifetime. I’m lookin’ at you, my fellow bloggers, past and present. In a round about way, it’s even through blogging for Fab Free that I found a kind of love that I had not even imagined.

Needless to say, the last 7 years have meant a lot to me, more than heartfelt words, or poignant quotes could ever express. I want to say thank you also to those of you who read the blog regularly, and have taken a moment over the years to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication that goes in to a blog like Fab Free. After more than 15,000 blog posts, I feel it’s time for me to say farewell to blogging for Fabulously Free in SL and take time for new adventures. Thank you for everything, from the bottom of my heart.

No Goodbyes

For this, my last post, I do of course have some freebies and fabulous finds to share with you. I picked up the group gifts at the latest round of Cosmopolitan. There are two gifts this time, an upper body tattoo by AuricA, and a set of stunning eyes by Arte. I also of course picked up the Happy Weekend Sale item by Muniick again this week. Seriously, I just could not resist!

AuricA

This upper body tattoo by AuricA is free with your Cosmo Sales group tag. The group is free to join, and the gift is waiting on a signboard just inside the Cosmo event entrance. The tattoo comes in a single applier hud, that has appliers for Slink, Belleza, Maitreya, TMP, and Omega compatible bodies.

Arte 

I think these eyes by Arte are really beautiful. They have an ethereal look to them in my opinion. They also happen to be a free group gift at the Cosmo event. Again the event group is free to join, I’ll link it down below. These free eyes come in 8 colors that range from natural looking to otherworldly. They are also in several appliers, a set of mesh eyes, and BOM layers so anyone can wear them. Also, there are small, medium, and large options for each eye-color.

Included: Catwa Applier, Omega Applier, Bakes on Mesh Layers, Mesh Eyes + Alpha Layer

Cosmo Event Group – secondlife:///app/group/7382cf06-a663-d569-9683-5c3f0edd968f/about

Muniick

Alright, I might have an issue with collecting furniture as of late. I’m not at all mad about it though! This weekend (today is the last day!) Muniick has their French Revival Armchair and Ottoman set for 60 linden as part of the Happy Weekend Sale. This set is copy, so you can set out multiples. There are also color change options, and so many poses I couldn’t give you an accurate count. No group is required to get the discount price.

Happy Weekend - 60L!

Credits:

  • Hair – Lamb – Lorelei
  • Head/Lipstick – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – The Skinnery – Arya – Currently @Kustom 9
  • Eyes – Arte – Doll Eyes – Free Cosmo Group Gift/Cosmo Group is Free to Join @Cosmo Sales Room
  • Dermal Piercing – PUNCH – Dermal Piercing – Heart
  • Tattoo – AuricA – Sabah Tattoo – Free Cosmo Group Gift/Cosmo Group is Free to Join @Cosmo Sales Room
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Manicure – Alaskametro – Classic Solids Nail Pack
  • Top – Alaskametro – Minimal Camisole
  • Jeans – Bumblebee – Cecilia Rolled Jeans
  • Furniture – Muniick – French Revival Armchair & Ottoman Set  – 60L This Weekend Only for Happy Weekend
  • Cat – JIAN – Forest Cat
  • Pose by Foxcity
  • Photo taken at a private location.

 


Camp Quarantine

Camp Quarantine

Hello hello Fab Free! Yes, you are seeing things correctly, I am wearing a top made from masks. Honestly, even though it does make me laugh, I do kind of hope that this will be the way to wear masks one day sooner rather than later. My quarantine fashion moment is courtesy of a new group gift at Worldwide. Also, Petrichor has two new group gifts, one of which is this delicate white mandala-like tattoo. You know how this works from here, I’ll give you more details below, and full credits at the end. Have a great weekend Fab Free’rs!

Worldwide 

Sometimes it’s good to find a little comic relief in whatever way you can. Yes, this top by Worldwide is good for a bit of a giggle, but it’s also cute for a warm sunny day. This “Quarantina” bra top is a free group gift at Worldwide. You can join their group for free as well. The top comes in the classic blue and white paper mask colors shown only, and quite a few sizes.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, MeshBody Legacy, Belleza Freya, KUPS, Kupra, Slink Hourglass

Petrichor

I love this pretty upper-arm tattoo from Petrichor. It’s one of their most recent group gifts. The Petrichor group is free to join, so no reason to pass this one up. The tattoo comes in BOM layers only with a regular version and an “etched” version. Also, a little side note, Petrichor is formerly The Plastik, so that’s the group you’ll be joining.

Credits: 

  • Hair – Clawtooth – Beach Babe 
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – The Skinnery – Arya – Currently @Kustom 9
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Tattoo – Petrichor – – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Top – Worldwide – Quarantina Bra – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Manicure – Beautiful Hustler – Past Group Gift 
  • Jeans – Blueberry – Authentic Classic Jeans – Ripped/Faded
  • Camper – Muniick – Vintage Coastline Camper – **Sneak Peak! Available 1/25 @Cosmopolitan 
  • Pose by Indigo
  • Photo taken at Otter Lake


Early Morning

Early Morning

I haven’t even finished my morning coffee, and already Herman here has been in the flowers. It’s a good thing he’s cute. He sure is pleased with himself too! As much as I dislike the wrecked flowerbed, I honestly can’t even be mad. Just look at his little face! I’m going to finish my coffee, and while I do that I suggest you check out these shorts from Safira and this cute cropped hoodie by Amias. Both are current group gifts. You know how it works from here, info, then credits at the end. Have fun Fab Free’rs!

Safira

I practically live in comfy shorts this time of year. This pair of comic themed shorts are the most recent group gift at Safira. They come in the monochrome version I’m wearing, and a bright colorful version. The Safira group is just 50 linden to join, and there are a ton of group gifts available. Plus, there are group-only lucky letter boards. I think the shorts alone are worth the join fee.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Freya, Isis), Legacy

Amias 

This grey hoodie with the Amias logo on the chest is a free group gift for the Cosmopolitan Sales Room event. The event group is free to join. This cute hoodie comes in the color shown only. I love tops like this for something cute around the house, or something casual and still cute when you’re out and about.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Legacy

Credits: 


Celebratory Cupcake

Cupcake

Hello to the Fabulous in the land of pixels. I come to you with free gifts and a sugary sweet cupcake. I also might have had more coffee than usual today. The prizes in this post are my cute floral top/dress from American Bazaar, this cute hair-do by Limerence, and an Anniversary cupcake by Focus Poses.

Cosmopolitan Sales Room Anniversary Gifts

How about that, Cosmopolitan Sales Room is celebrating an Anniversary, and we are all invited! Most of the many participating designers in this round have generously placed out a free gift to help celebrate. The gifts require the free-to-join Cosmo event group. Once you’re wearing your tag you just need to click the sparkly gold gift boxes to get the free gifts. I picked up this cute hairstyle by Limerence. It’s called Diza, and it comes in a “Special” color pack. I tinted mine to this dark brunette shade using the Limerence hud. I also got this tasty cupcake from the Focus Poses gift. This delicious freebie includes the pose as well.

American Bazaar 

I love the casual yet put together look of this loose fitting floral top/dress by American Bazaar. Look at those buttons! It the group gift for the month of May. It claims to be a dress, however it’s a tad sheer in places, and a little short, so I threw on some denim shorts and wore it as a top instead. I think it’s too cute to pass up however you want to wear it. The American Bazaar group is free to join.

Sizes Included: Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus)

Credits:

Hair – {Limerence} Diza hair-Special pack (tinted brunette)Free Group Gift @Cosmopolitan Sales Room 
HeadCatwa Koura
SkinEssences Blake
HairbaseJust Magnetized – Basic Hairbase Set 10
EyesBuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine 
Top/DressAmerican BazaarFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
ShortsAddams – Yvette Pearl Denim Shorts
Cupcake w/Pose – Focus Poses – Cosmo 8th Anniversary Gift – Free Group Gift @Cosmopolitan Sales Room
FurnitureEgoisme Vintage – Wood Box Seat
Wall ArtACORN – 4 Frame – Say I’m a Bird
Photo taken at a private location.

 


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Ella EMO-tions

Avery EMOtions

Hello Fab Free! Thanks for being here. For this post I’m going to jump right in. I picked up two of the most recent group gifts at PumeC. and the free gift by EMO-tions at the Cosmopolitan Sales Room event. If you’re feelin’ like a bit of a makeover, but don’t want to spend too many lindens, this is the post for you.

PumeC

The skin I’m showing, and the detailed mesh ears are both group gifts at PumeC. Starting with the group gift skin, this gift actually comes with 2 complete skins. The one I am wearing is Ella, and she has a Catwa head applier, the other named Avery is a Genus head applier. In the gift package you’ll also get body appliers including: Legacy, Maitreya, Omega, Belleza, and Slink in the full range of skin tones. Additionally, there is a full set of BOM skins for both Avery and Ella.

New group gifts

Next up, these mesh ears are also a free group gift at PumeC. These cute well adorned mesh ears are also a group gift at PumeC. The include a detailed customization hud with preset skin tones, and custom tinting abilities. There are also quite a few settings for the jewelry, and options for tattoos and other accents. The PumeC group has a one time join fee of 399 linden, and there are several group gifts currently available.

EMO-tions

Finally, EMO-tions has a cute group gift hairstyle set out for Cosmopolitan Sales Room event group members. The gift is free, and the Cosmopolitan Sales Room group is free to join. This free hairstyle by EMO-tions consists of 3 braids, and comes in a brunette color pack. It also has hairbases included for non-mesh classic avatars. I think it paired nicely with a hairbase I had from Just Magnetized in my inventory. To get your copy just head over to the Cosmo Sales Room event and join the free-to-join group and click the gift vendor.

MIRANDA

 

Here are the details:

Hair – .:EMO-tions.. *MIRANDA* – brown  – Free Group Gift/Cosmo Group is Free to Join @Cosmopolitan Sales Room
Head – Catwa Koura
Hairbase – Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase – set 10
Skin – #PUMEC – Avery / Ella –  Genus /Catwa – Group Gift/Group is 399L to Join
Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Hazel 
Ears – .:[PUMEC] :.  – / Mesh Ears\   –  Illusion – Group Gift/Group is 399L to Join
Necklace – Deliciae – Sending My Heart Necklace
Tattoo – Carol G – Gothic Tattoo
Photo taken at a private location.


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Give Me a Song to Sing


Give Me a Song to Sing
I can’t carry a tune most days to save my life, but you better believe I sing. I feel music in my very core, so I sing along. It’s a simple pleasure that can lift my mood and brighten dark days. Another such pleasure is being part of Fabulously Free in SL and sharing freebie finds with all of you. For this post I’m excited to share with you this pretty little dress by Candy Kitten. Keep reading for more information, or scroll on down for the credits.

Candy Kitten

I love this sweetly sexy little dress by Candy Kitten. It is one of the free group gifts at Cosmopolitan Sales Room. The Cosmo group is free to join also. I chose to show the dress from behind because of the cool straps across the back. It comes in several sizes, and has a color change hud with options for the top and lace part of the dress as well as the main part of the dress. I of course went with black on black. I’ve added the vendor ad below so you can see more of this freebie dress.

Sizes Included: Legacy Body, Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass, Belleza Freya

call me baby dress cosmo

Here’s What I’m Wearing:

Hair – TRUTH Caralisa – Brunette
Head – Catwa Koura
Skin – Essences Sibyl
Lipstick – Peachy Lips
Upper Tattoo – [WitchCraft] Rosa Rubra Tattoo – Currently @Vanity
Dress – Candy Kitten – *CK* Call me baby dress – Free Cosmo Group Gift/Cosmo Group is Free to Join – @Cosmopolitan Sales Room
Lower Tattoo – Ivory & Rose – Downhearted
Shoes – Empire – Lavandula

Pose – Hazeel – City View – Bento Pose
Photo taken at Authors Point


Do You Remember?

FabFree: Do You Remember?

Hellooo Fabulouses!  It may be the end of the summer, but it’s still hot hot hot!  It’s all I can do to keep myself cool!

Swimsuit Deja Vu

You may remember me blogging this Crochet Mila Swimsuit by MOoH! last August [HERE] when it was a free group gift for the MOoH! inworld group (which has a 100L group join fee), but when I stopped in at The Aloha Fair today, I noticed that this same swimsuit is now available as a FREE gift (simply priced at 0L) without a group join at all!  If you were on the fence about joining the MOoH! inworld group because of the fee and missed out on this awesome one piece suit with an extensive texture change HUD, then you should run down to the MOoH! hut at The Aloha Fair and grab it for FREE now 😉

Sizes Included:

  • Classic Mesh + Alpha Layers
  • Fitmesh XS-XL + Alpha Layers
  • Slink
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza
  • Tonic
  • TMP
  • eBody

ps.  This fun Hand Fan by ChicChica is available at The Cosmopolitan Sales Room, and actually fans and mists.  Too much fun!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Belleza Freya
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Camelia (featured @ The Dubai Event)
Makeup Appliers – Glam Affair Catwa Lipstick 013
Eyes – IKON Sovereign Eyes Dusk
Hair – Stealthic Haven (featured @ Collabor88)

Swimsuit – MOoH! Mila Swimsuit Crochet (free Aloha Fair gift / 0L)
Earrings – Elle Boutique Charity Earrings
Hand Fan – ChicChica Hand Fan (featured @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)

Pose by Foxcity
Sim – Soul2Soul Falls

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A Little Beach Therapy Never Hurt Anyone

FabFree: A Little Beach Therapy
Hey there Fabulouses!  After a long, hot stressful week, I took some time out this weekend to check out The Beach Therapy Hunt.  I am super glad I did because I found an amazing bikini set!  I finished up the rest of my beachy look with a pair of free group gift shoes, and the hair with the visor was free too!

Where To Find All The Things…

    •  At Del Alba Creations, you can hunt down the hidden hunt icon for The Beach Therapy Hunt (which is a beach umbrella), and once you have found it…  You can pick it up for 1L and you’ll have the Marisa three piece bikini set shown that includes the bikini top, bottoms and little leafy printed wrap sarong too.
    • These fantastic woven wedge sandals called Anais are made by ZK and are available as a free group gift at The Cosmopolitan Sales Room with a free group join.  They include a texture change hud with a ton of colours and fit Maitreya, Slink and Belleza feet!
    • One more thing…  the hair and hat!  Isn’t this fun for summer?  I was luck enough to get in on the free Midnight Mania offer over at Moon the other day when the Radio Romance hairstyle, including the scrunchie and visor in a fatpack of colours was available!  The Midnight Mania board at Moon is open to all with no group join required and the prizes seem to change daily in a rotation so if you keep at it – you’ll build your hair inventory up in no time with some unique styles in full fatpacks!  Get there early in the day – it locks down at 475, but fills fast!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy (at The Pea Location)
Lipstick Appliers – Glam Affair Catwa Lipstick Applier
Nail Appliers – Alaskametro Spring Fling
Tan Lines – Alaskametro TanLines

Eyes – IKON Sovereign Eyes Dusk
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears

Hair – MOON Radio Romance (free / 0L / one of the midnight mania rotating board prizes)

Swimwear – Del Alba Creations Marisa Bikini (1L / Beach Therapy Hunt)
Shoes – ZK Anais Summer Shoes Cosmo Gift (free Cosmopolitan Sales Room group gift / 0L / free to join)
Gum – Catwa Bubble Gum

Pose by Foxcity
Sim – Bliss

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Say my name, sun shines through the rain

Say my name, sun shines through the rain

Hi there! I’ve maybe gone a little overboard with the flowers today – they’re on my dress, in my hair, and of course all over my background. But I can’t help it. Flowers are always pretty and they never clash with each other, they just become more beautiful! Huh I feel like there’s a life lesson in there somewhere. I better cut myself off before this becomes another edition of “deep thoughts with Allison.”

Floral Dress

I love this sweet, floral dress from BEO. It’s feminine and sexy all at the same time and hangs just perfect. The more I look at it the more I like it, it’s truly lovely. It is only sized for Maitreya and comes with a HUD that lets you change the color of the belt. The BEO group is free to join and you’ll find this dress in the store as a free group gift.

Tippy Toes

These super cute flip flops are another of the Cosmopolitan free group gifts. I posted all the details of this event yesterday, and you can find links in that post to the others posts on the subject. These shoes come in just one size, which fit my Maitreya high feet perfectly. They include a HUD that lets you pick different colors, too. These will definitely become a summer staple for me!

Allison is wearing…

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head: Catwa Magy
Skin Applier: Deetalez Snjezana
Eyes: Avi-Glam Reverie Eyes
Eyelashes Applier: Arte My Lashes
Hair: Truth Gwen (0L / free group gift / 350L to join – originally shown by Pru here)
Bracelets and Rings: AvaWay Love Bracelets & Rings
Dress: BEO flowers dress (0L / free group gift / free to join)
Shoes: zk Summer Flip Flops (free Cosmopolitan group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pose: BRB (no longer available)


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Want To Play Ball?

Want To Play Ball?

Hello FabFree!

How about some more freebies?! I found this super cute bikini by Zara Kent, just in time for the 4th of July tomorrow! The in-world group is free to join! The bikini is only for Maitreya, but is a blast to wear. Soaking up the sun rays and playing ball, can’t wait to see those tan lines tomorrow!

Zara Kent- Independence Day Bikini Sizing:

  • Maitreya

Don’t forget about the freebies at Cosmopolitan in spirit of their 6th Anniversary! I had to show off Carol G’s gift, it is a beautiful leg tattoo called Payoja! I have never tried a red colored tattoo on before and I have to say I am really enjoying this one! Maybe I will stock up on a few more…

Carol G- Payoja Tattoo Appliers:

  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • TMP
  • Slink

Previous 6th Anniversary Cosmopolitan Coverage:

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Nevi is Wearing:

Hair: Doe– Spring Breeze
Head: Catwa– Tala Bento
Eyes: Euphoric– Clara Eyes Applier [Catwa]
Eye Brows: L’Etre– Fierce Eyebrows
Make-Up: Veechi– Monroe Lipgloss & Romy Eyeshadows
Nails: alme.– The Reds Dark
Freckles: Izzie’s– Body Moles
Skins: L’Etre– Monica Skin [Golden Tone] & L’Etre– Maitreya [Golden Tone]
Body: Maitreya– Lara (Bento Hands and Feet included)

Bikini: Zara Kent– Independence Day Bikini ($0L/Group Gift/Free to Join) Note: Pay Vendor $1L/Receive Back $1L
Tattoo: Carol G- Payoja (Red) ($0L/Group Gift/Free to Join/at Cosmopolitan)

Sim: Rosewynd Falls
Pose: Foxcity– Play Ball Series

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