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Fab Free Designer of the Week – 04/01/2018 -Z.O.E.

Z.O.E. Landing Point
Hello hello Fab Free! Thanks for being here. This week’s designer of the week is none other than Z.O.E. I have to tell you that  Z.O.E. is one of those shops that it is genuinely a pleasure to browse through. It is a shop that has a little bit of everything nestled neatly in the setting of a residential home. Shopping at Z.O.E. feels like you’re browsing through a quaint downtown shop in a small town. Much of what Z.O.E. has to offer is furniture and decor. You’ll also find commercial and residential builds, and even a small amount of men’s and women’s clothing.

Pictured above is the information area at the Z.O.E. landing point. Here you can access the shop Flickr, blog, and Facebook page. There’s also a convenient teleporter that will take you to building demos, and the clothing area on the second floor. Right next to this spot you can also purchase store gift cards.
Z.O.E. Gifts and Offers
The weekly sales at Z.O.E. are clearly marked, and not far from the landing point. There is also a group gift area. There you can join the Z.O.E. VIP group. This group is FREE to join. Z.O.E. VIP group members get discounts on new releases, discounts on regular purchases, store credit on purchases made while wearing the group tag, and group gifts. In this area is also where you’ll find the exclusive Fabulously Free in SL group gift from Z.O.E. It’s a super cute two-sided frame. The Fab Free group is always FREE to join. Also, don’t pass by the cute heart patterned pillow. It’s not only a cute decorative pillow, it’s a FREEbie!


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Relax… and visit a friend.

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Visiting a Friend!

This is a good time of year for catching up with friends. I was visiting a friend’s house this morning and I fell in love with some furniture he had out… this room divider and table. It turned out that he got it as a free group gift for the L’Homme Readers Group. Well I was all excited and wanted the gift for myself!

A trip to get my own…

So we took a trip to UnKindness, my friend kindly escorted me, and I picked up the free UnKindness Bamboo Hall Set for myself. It does come with decor but I like it just topped with a plant myself. I did include a vendor advertisement picture at the bottom of this post so you can see everything that is included in this great free gift. All the pieces are just 1 prim each so this is very low land impact and practical for setting out!

A new sweater too!

After seeing Love and Carson sporting their matching sweaters in their blog post {here} my friend and I decided we wanted those exact same sweaters. So we took a teleport to NUTS Inc to pick up the free POE Hunt prize there so we had something to lounge about the house in. We were pleasantly surprised to see that there were matching ladies and men’s group gift sweaters out at the store too that were just as nice! The NUTS Inc group is only 5L to join and if you take your fella along, you can both have a matching sweater like the one I’m wearing in the picture above. I really like the classic colors and warm feel.

Sweater sizes available:

  • Classic Mesh XXS – L with Alpha
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

 

VENDOR ART- NOT MY WORK

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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 – Catwa – Zoey
Sweater – NUTS Inc – GG Hazel Sweater (Free Group Gift/Group is 5L to Join)
Jeans – Fishy Strawberry – Moto Jeggings Ombre
Boots – Reign – Captive Booties in Cocoa

And Stuff…

Divider & Table – UnKindness – Bamboo Hall Set (Free L’Homme Readers Gift/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Private

Astrids Signature


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Oubliette Halloween Hunt

OublietteWelcome back to the blog Fab Free’rs! I have to say autumn is the one time of year that I am most excited about hunts in Second Life. I love all things fall or Halloween related. Maybe it’s because I was born this time of year, both in real life and in Second Life. You might laugh at me for this, but no joke, I started decorating my house for Halloween the second week in September. Haha Needless to say, I was super excited to hear about the Halloween Hunt at Oubliette.

In celebration of the season Oubliette is having a Halloween Hunt with 10 total hunt prizes hidden in the Oubliette shop and the grounds surrounding. There are 8 home furniture and decor items, and 2 lounge-wear items. Each hunt prize is just 10 lindens. There are no group tags required for this hunt, everyone can participate. There is a playful occult-ish theme to these hunt items. If you’re unfamiliar with Oubliette, the style is sometimes a tad macabre and always beautiful. Every one of the decor or furniture items in the above photo is included in this hunt from the darkly whimsical embroidery to the sleeping kitty on the rug. The black and purple Victorian era inspired chair has a few male and female sit poses, the one in the photo however is from Pru’s animation override-r.
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Along with the lovely home goods, this beautiful maxi style off-the-shoulder dress and matching slippers are part of the Oubliette Home Halloween Hunt. There is something a little bit pagan and a little bit bohemian about this comfy lounge-wear. Wearing these items makes me wanna curl up with a good book and a warm mug of coffee, thankfully the coffee and books are part of the Oubliette hunt too! Both clothing items come in several sizes for easy fitting. These fun Halloween themed items will be available for hunting at Oubliette through the entire month of October. You’ll be looking for little poison bottles, and don’t forget to hunt around the grounds outside the Oubliette store as well, specifically the cemetery. Happy Hunting Fab Free!

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

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Oubliette Home Halloween Hunt Items:

Pru is Also Wearing:

Hair w/Hat – RunAway – [RA] Wicca Hair – Grayscale – Currently @Nightmare
Head –  CATWA HEAD Sofia Bento
Skin – Essences – Litzi
Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo
Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Indigo / Pru’s Personal AO

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Still Unpacking!

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With 61 gifts at the Gacha Garden, I feel like I can’t possibly show enough to do them all justice… but as I was unpacking some of them this morning, I realized that there were so many beautiful home and garden gifts for creating a relaxing outdoor area that I didn’t want to neglect the “stuff” portion of the gifts. So while I want to show off a few fashion items today, Today’s post also features quite a few decor gifts as well!

New Tresses, glasses, & a bracelet

In the picture above I want to first mention a few things in the close-up. You’ll need the Gimme Gacha group tag to pick up these free gifts, but the Gimme Gacha group is free to join, making all of these gifts free!

First is my pretty tresses by Ayashi. These free locks have an anime feel, you’ll get a fatpack of cute colors, and they include kitty cat ears that you can hide or unhide (I chose to hide them for my picture). So this hair is great if you want to use it for a Neko or other “kitty” style.

We must be on a sunglasses kick here at Fabfree because I found these Sunglasses as the free gift near the Sweet Lies gacha machine and I knew I had to have them. They are very oversized when you first put them on but are modifiable. I did some stretching here and there to make them work for me, but you might like the oversized look. I love that the creator left them modifiable so that they are so easy to make fit to your avatar!

Tie it with a bow… on your wrist! At the Breathe gacha machine, this pretty free bow tie bracelet bangle was the gift and you get it in both black and white to match a variety of outfits. I was pleased with the pretty feminine look!

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One more…

The last fashion item on my list is this sexy little mini dress by Entice covered in cherries. It’s the free gift by their gacha machine. In your gift package you’ll get fitmesh, Maitreya, and Slink Hourglass & Physique fits for mesh bodies. It even has a little white bow at the cleavage to match the bracelet I showed you in the picture at the top!

Onto the “stuff”

It can sometimes be hard to find good free decor gifts, but the Gacha Garden had creators who were generous with home and garden gifts this round. In the picture above, only the vines are from my inventory… everything else is a free gift.

FREE Home and garden gifts pictured above:

  • Fence – unKindness – Stained Garden Fence Set (1 prim per piece)
  • Lantern – Velvet Whip – Decorative Tin Lantern Gift (1 prim)
  • Bucket – Cherry House – Courtyard Hut Bucket Gift (1 prim)
  • Vase with Flowers – 22769 – Homegrown Gift Vase with Garden Flowers (3 prims)
  • Hanging Chair – Day Dreamer – Chair Swing Giftie (3 prims)
  • Potted Plant – Chez Moi – Potted Plant (1 prim)

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Sunglasses – Sweet Lies – Sunglasses Sweet Lies Original (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Bracelet – Breathe – Bow Bangle (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Hair – Ayashi – Ahri hair Anime Set (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Dress – Entice – Dixie Fried Dress in Cherries (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Panties – Maitreya Lara (included with Maitreya Body)

And stuff…

Vines & Groundcover – Balderdash – Saiygewood – Fairy creepers
Fence – unKindness – Stained Garden Fence Set (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Chair – Day Dreamer – Chair Swing Giftie (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Lantern – Velvet Whip – Decorative Tin Lantern Gift (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Bucket – Cherry House – Courtyard Hut Bucket Gift (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Vase with Flowers – 22769 – Homegrown Gift Vase with Garden Flowers (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Potted Plant – Chez Moi – Potted Plant (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)

 

Sim Location – Private Location

Astrids Signature


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My Summer Space

My Space
Hello Fab Free’rs!I don’t know about you, but I am definitely experiencing summer weather right now. It’s sunny and hot! About this time of year for the past few years I start hearing about creative ways people are creating personal space indoors and outdoors. The ladies especially seem to be getting in on this movement, I keep hearing terms like “She Shack” and “Woman Cave”.  Limited on both space and funds in real life, I decided to try this trend myself here in Second Life.

Fab Exclusives

Two of the items I picked up to create this little back porch oasis are Fab Free Exclusive group gifts. This means they are absolutely FREE! As a reminder, and for those who are new to Fab Free, the Fab Free group is always always always FREE to join. The first gift I picked up to get started on my little space is the lovely aqua blue wood background with the pretty climbing ivy plant shown in my photo. It is the FREE Fab Free exclusive gift from Cwtch.  The background lovely all on it’s own (my photo really doesn’t do it justice), still I liked it as the main “wall” for my little spot. Next I also picked up the current FREE Fab Free exclusive group gift from Storax Tree. That little kitty napping in her gilded hanging cage was just too cute to resist. Besides, even my quite spot needs a furry friend to keep me company. The open cage is usually quite a bit larger, but I sized it down using the built in touch menu.

Not all Dust Bunnies are Bad

Along with their recent FREE group gift, Dust Bunny released the cutest gacha set recently. The FREE group gift is the beautifully detailed diy rose tea set. This pretty little piece of decor would look lovely sitting on a table or counter. The Dust Bunny group is also FREE to join. In the name of sprucing up my quiet space, I also Dust Bunny’s new Woodland Dreams gacha while I picked up the group gift. The gacha is just 50 lindens per play, and there is a bonus gift awarded after 20 plays. I didn’t play that many times, so I can’t really comment on that gift, however you’ll find it pictured next to the gacha machine at Dust Bunny, then you can decide on your own if it’s worth the effort. I ended up with a good selection of the common furniture/decor items after just a handful of plays. The hanging macrame chair is probably my favorite of the group, there are around 20 female sit poses, and almost as many male sit poses in the chair. Of course picked one of the least feminine of all the female poses for this photo!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Tableau Vivant \\ Starry Night \\ Updo – Ombre

Skin – Essences – Thea (Catwa & Omega) – Currently @Kustom 9

Head –  CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Kimono – Petite Mort– Hanako Dragon Kimono

Background/Divider – Cwtch. Climbing Ivy Backdrop FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Hanging Cage w/CatStorax Tree – Feline Hanging Bed Black Tux Ae – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Rose Tea Set – dust bunny . diy rose tea . gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Dust Bunny Woodland Dreams Gacha Items – 50L per play

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

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Bad Romance at TCF

Bad Romance
Hello Hello Fab Free! It’s been such a long week, I’ll be so glad for the weekend. Weekend yearnings aside, I promised more of The Chapter Four Anniversary gifts, and I’m here to deliver. As I mentioned in my previous post, there is a 50L join fee for The Chapter Four group, which is a bit of a bummer, but I believe it’s worth it for these fantastic gifts.

Pr!tty Awesome Gift

Speaking of, this cute side-swept hairstyle is The Chapter Four Anniversary gift from pr!tty. This is one of those hugely generous gifts. Not only is the style a full fat-pack of colors, there are 3 color styles, rootless, medium roots, and heavy roots. There’s also a lower front version of the style. This FREE gift comes with the headband shown, and two additional headbands as well.

A Little Meow Meow

I really love the delicate detail of the two necklace combo that is the Supernatural TCF Anniversary gift. These adorable necklaces can be worn separately as well as together. Also, there is a hud included that will allow you to resize them for easy fitting.
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Going GaGa

I will tell you that I really don’t believe in the concept of guilty pleasures. However, I understand the concept, and Lady Gaga is a “guilty pleasure” of mine. That said, when I saw that the TCF Anniversary gift by Kraftwork was this sign that reads “bad romance”… yeah love it! If you’re not sure about the connection with Lady Gaga, it’s the title to one of her songs. The sign can be resized manually and has a faint glow.

White Lace

Lastly, this lingerie set is a Maitreya applier TCF Anniversary gift from Ambrosia. Just wear the applier hud and click it to apply both the top and bottom. Also, based on the name which you’ll see in the credits below, I expected the lingerie to be mauve. However, I’m not disappointed in the white lingerie. I think it looks very feminine and pretty.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair w/Headband – pr!tty – May – [All Color Huds] -FREE Gift @TCF/TCF Group is 50L to Join

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Skin –  7 Deadly s[K]ins – MAYE Group Gift May – FREE Group Gift/Group is 225L to Join *Originally Blogged Here

Necklace – .::Supernatural::. Meow-Meow Copper -FREE Gift @TCF/TCF Group is 50L to Join

Lingerie – ***Ambrosia***Lady rose[elegant mauve]  -FREE Gift @TCF/TCF Group is 50L to Join

Manicure – [Aleutia] SS17 Manicure Set -FREE Gift @TCF/TCF Group is 50L to Join  *Originally Blogged Here

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

Sign – KraftWork Fontainebleau Bad Romance -FREE Gift @TCF/TCF Group is 50L to Join

*Pose by Le Poppycock

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 12/02/2016 – Crys Secret Garden

Crys Secret Garden ExteriorHello Fab Free’rs, it’s that time of the week again when we get to talk about one of our Fabulous designers. This week’s pick is Crys Secret Garden. I have to tell you, as lovely as I think my photo turned out, it doesn’t do the Crys Secret Garden shop justice. My poor little laptop just cannot keep up these days! That said, the grounds surrounding the store, and even the shop its self are delightful to explore. Crys Secret Garden is the type of shop you’ll want to take a moment to wander through. There are lots of fun little spots to enjoy, even a little fishing pond! Not to mention just about everything can be purchased so you can create equally whimsical environments of your own.
Crys GiftsThe Crys Secret Garden shop has much of what the name suggests it might. There are lots of landscaping, garden, and decor type items. Additionally you’ll find several opportunities to receive FREE gifts and purchase inexpensive items. At the entrance there are trails leading you to some of the specials and event items so you don’t accidentally miss them. Once you’re inside there’s a cutely decorated information corner to the right where you’ll find the subscriber, group joiner, and information boards. I noticed the shop is participating in a holiday hunt! Right now Crys Secret Garden also has a group gift up, a Midnight Mania Board (no group needed), our Fabulous Fab Free exclusive group gift, and another FREE gift I’ve not seen anywhere else. Above the Crys Secret Garden group gift you’ll see a board that asks how you found the shop. Click the sign, then type your answer in open chat and you’ll instantly be sent a FREE gift. The Crys Secret Garden group is FREE to join. Also, don’t forget to wear your Fab Free group tag pick up the Fab Free group exclusive gift was previously blogged by Astrid here. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your space, or just want to hang out and explore, I highly suggest you take a moment and check out Crys Secret Garden.


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 11/04/2016 – Cwtch

CwtchI don’t know about everyone else, but it seems to me like Friday crept up on me this week! The entire week just seemed to fly by. Either way, I’m happy it’s Friday, and excited about today’s Fab Free Designer Friday post. This week’s shop is a new-to-me store called Cwtch. The name alone instantly had my attention, I think it sounds fun and creative. Also, Cwtch was originally called Koala after the brand’s designer, she’s re-branded her store with the Cwtch name, but you’ll still find things that use the Koala name. Not to worry, you’re still in the right place!

This quaint little shop has just a few items, most of which are decor or cute small furnishings. There is a current FREE Cwtch group gift out, pictured above on the left. The Cwtch group is FREE to join. You’ll find this FREE group gift next to the desk. It’s easy to spot the Fabulously Free group joiner on the wall opposite the Cwtch group gift. Under the colorful Fab Free sign, you’ll find another FREE gift, this one exclusive to Fab Free group members. Love had previously shown the Cwtch Fab Free exclusive gift in her blog post here. As always the Fab Free group is FREE to join!  I am really looking forward to seeing with this adorable little shop has to offer in the future as it inevitably grows. That said, stop by Cwtch and check out the gifts and cute shop items.


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A Gorean Inspired Holiday

Gorean Holiday

Hi There Fab Free! It’s been a while since I d any sort of Role Play or Gorean inspired post, and I felt it was about time I did. I have to say the inspiration for this post came from the 10 linden We ❤ RP hunt gift from Roawenwood. These beautifully crafted candles with their big red holiday bows are the perfect decor for the holidays, no matter the style of your place, they will fit right in. The candles are mesh and can be lit or extinguished with a click! The December round of We ❤ RP ends on the 31st, so don’t wait too long to head on over and do a little hunting.

Gorean Style Holiday Luas never fails to deliver when I am looking for something fun, a little bit naughty, and role-play worthy. I found this cute but naughty Holiday inspired outfit from Luas for just 25 lindens on the Marketplace. The outfit includes the camsik, arm-warmers/gloves, boa, gingerbread man necklace, glowing red nose, and the antler headband, as well as some system layer modesty clothing also not shown. Each piece can be re-sized easily by clicking the item. For a little added cover, I wore the Maitreya bra and panties that are included with the Maitreya Lara body.

To complete my fun Gorean style holiday look, I added these very detailed and beautifully textured holiday boots from Dirty Princess. I love the buckles up the side! These mesh boots are the current FREE Group Gift at Dirty Princess. The Dirty Princess group is also FREE to join at this time, making these boots absolutely FREE! The boots come in several fits and sizes for the perfect fit whether you wear a mesh body or not. No mesh feet are required for these boots.

Here are the details, Enjoy, and Happy Hunting!

Hair – Magika [03] Little

Skin – [theSkinnery] Estee (Catwa Applier) Group Gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is 150L to Join *Originally Shown Here

Head – CATWA HEAD Annie Vampire

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Outfit w/Accessories – LUAS RENI – 25L on the Marketplace

Hands – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female Elegant 1 & Casual

Boots – **Dirty Princess** Reindeer Cuteness Princess Boot – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Holiday Candles – Roawenwood – {RW} Tarkhan Holiday Candelabra – 10L Hunt Gift @We ❤ RP

Fireplace & Bed w/Pose – {Roawenwood} – Tarkhan Set – Currently @We ❤ RP

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Guest Blog by Gloria Silverstone – Twisted Victorian Gothic

See the Original Post here – Twisted Victorian Gothic

POSTED ON OCTOBER 9, 2015

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Victorian Gothic LRThe Twisted Hunt (9/19-10/19) is well under way and although dubbed the hardest hunt on Second Life, the prizes are worth the effort.  Today, I’m showcasing Finishing Touches main hunt gift the Qi Skybox, side hunt items and a corresponding gacha collection.  The skybox and all the furnishings have a modern Victorian Gothic influence in a black, white and grayscale palette….perfect for a sophisticated Halloween.  Victorian Gothic is an architectural style and movement during the mid-late 19th century, often seen as a sub-style of the broader Gothic Revival style.  It is characterized by gothic details, decorative patterns, scallopping, lancet windows and hood moulding.  Architectural elements such as pointed arches, steep-sloping roofs and fancy carvings like lace ant lattice-work were applied to a wide range of Gothic Revival objects.  The movement is all about drama and elegance with lavish interiors, curved ornate furniture and plenty of decorative details.

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Victorian GothicFinishing Touches Qi skybox has a decorative pattern tiled ceiling, tall narrow pointed arched windows, oversized white candle fireplace and white/black wainscoting.  I styled the Victorian living space with the tufted curved black & white sofas, armchairs and stools enhancing the ornate detailed birdcage chandeliers and patterned tapestry wall hangings.  Pops of red, hanging boston ferns, potted palms and framed Victorian silhouette complete the space.

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Gold SkeletonTo commemorate the 11th Twisted Hunt, Finishing Touches is offering a side hunt with eleven gifts that correspond to the gacha collection.  The hunt items include 3 versions of a skirted table, 3 versions of hanging tapestry, couple rugs with pillows, Persian Grey wrinkled rug, box of skulls, pumpkin trio and ceramic vase.  All side hunt gifts can be found in the Twisted Qi skybox (the main Twisted Hunt gift).  Do you love the Qi skybox?  Need to furnish it, then check out the gacha for beautifully twisted coordinating decor priced at $50 per play.  Try your luck at black or white caged chandeliers, shadow box frames, tulip lamps, coffee tables, and tufted stools (see key below).

_FT_ Twisted Gacha Fall 2015Lastly, 24Karat Roux, owner and creator of Finishing Touches is offering the Rolled Arm Couch & Chair in White Leather and Black Leather for 50% off the regular price during the Twisted Hunt.  The couch and chair were designed to coordinate with the Twisted Qi skybox hunt gift and Twisted gacha decor items.  Hope you are inspired to create an elegance spooky gothic Halloween using the Finishing Touches free Twisted hunt gifts.  Happy Hunting!

Taxi to Finishing Touches please…