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Before and After

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Cheerio gang!

This post is not your typical before and after.  Oh gosh I *do* love me a before and after, you know when they do makeovers?  It is one of my fondest wishes to one day get a makeover by professionals.  Alas.  But I love a makeover, it’s always so exciting to see what changes they make and how awesome whomever or whatever they were working on came out!

This is kind of a reverse before and after to showcase the awesome goodies I got at the Arcade Event, courtesy of Pare’.  Now, if you want to get all the juicy details of how the new system at the arcade works, I spelled it all out in my previous post here.  With that out of the way, let’s get on to the fun stuff, the goodies!  The machine for Pare’ is called Night Crawlers and is 75L a play and I had to come back on subsequent days to get both the outfits I was lucky enough to grab.  The above was the pink, which I love.  The below photo shows the Halloween version which I was lucky enough to get on my second day try.  I was originally going to just blog the pink one, but when I got the Halloween one as well, I couldn’t resist combining the two.

So, what exactly do I call my before and after?  The first photo, above, is before the Zombie Apocalypse, the second photo before is, well, after, obviously, and our brave heroine can tell she has become outnumbered and she is about to become Zombie herself.  Notice how she is biting her lip in distress?  So she has gone from geek chic to zombie hunter.

As I stated in my previous post, you choose the size you want to play for in the machine and I chose Maitreya Lara as that is what I wear.

Lessons learned by our lovely heroine… a gun works better than an axe when fighting zombies.  Unfortunately.

The End

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Photo 1

Clothes

Outfit – 7. Pare’.Ame Lined Uniform – Maitreya (75L per play at The Arcade)
Glasses – Oddysee Nana Glasses
Shoes –
Ahroun Designs Originals Angie Boots 09

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Doe Nova Solid Essentials RARE
Lips – Mimmi Kiss me Gloss

Extras

Pups – Birdy Boudoir Snow Cuddle & Snow Follow RARE

Photo 2

Clothes

Outfit – 13.Pare’ Larme Full Bloody Outfit RARE – Maitreya (75L per play at The Arcade)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Doux Silent
Face Wounds – Naja Bloody Slashes, THC Wound Tattoos face blood splatter and Lelutka add on Bloody Murder

Extras

Pose and ax – Fashiowl Poses – Legend

 


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Innocent Until Proven Evil

Innocent until Proven Evil

When hinges creak in doorless chambers, and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls. Whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still — that is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight!

-Haunted Mansion Ride, Disney parks

Hey gang!

I’m back with some ghoulish delights of my own, found at the new style Arcade Event.  The event has been updated from the old style gachas into a new system of its own, which has you grabbing a HUD as you enter, and which you wear while you shop.  When you find a machine you want to play, you connect it to the machine. (don’t spend fifteen minutes trying to find it on the machines like I did at first, each machine is on a base and at the front of each base is two buttons, one to connect your HUD.)

Once you are connected, it will show you which item has been chosen for you to play for.  If you want that item, you pay the machine (if you try to pay it without the HUD, it will refuse your money and send it back to you.), if not then disconnect and head to another machine.  If you do play, you will get that item and the HUD will show you a new, random choice.

If you want to try again, you have to wait until the next day, as it will reset at midnight, and you can get new random numbers.  If you try again that same day, you will get the same numbers.  It’s kind of fun, really (and a bit addicting!).

So I lucked out on this play, the Mikunch machine where I got this cute dress (you choose the size you want to play for on certain machines), I chose Maitreya cause that’s what body I use.   It comes with a HUD giving you a handful of color choices (black, white, red, pink).  It’s only 75L a play.

This dress gave me sort of a “Bad Seed” sort of vibe, perfect for Halloween.  She is just a sweet girl, right?  Right?!  Only time will tell!

Happy Haunting!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit –Mikunch Girl’s Parade Oderkake-chan Dress A Rare (at the Arcade Event 75L a play)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Ayashi Midoka

Extras

Pose – Seetra.Poses Divine Single Pose


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Halloween Hunting

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Hey FabFree! I told you I would be ready for Halloween this week … I just love this season! Let’s jump into some Halloween goodies!

The Haunted Hunt @ Malus Park!

First off for the Halloween goodies today is the amazing bat dress I have on. This is a 10L gift on the Haunted Hunt at Malus Park from Ari-Pari. There are 4 versions of the spooky dress available, and they are 10L each. You need to hunt for pumpkins on the Malus Park sim to find the prizes. The four hunts to find the prizes are: 

  1. Let’s play hide-n-seek among the trees!
  2. Burn kraken burn! 
  3. Welcome to The Refuge!
  4. Peek-A-Boo!

All the prizes on this hunt cost 10L or less and you can see a list of the prizes and hints here

[Ari-Pari] Agatha Dress - Haunted Hunt Key

Sizes Included

  • Freya
  • Kupra
  • Legacy
  • Lara
  • Hourglass

.EscalateD. Halloween Goodies 

My adorable hairstyle is a 1L hunt prize on the Boo Bunny Hunt at the .EscalateD. mainstore. It includes a style hud and 2 colour huds. It’s adorable and a must-have hairstyle for your inventory. The hint to find the prize is, “nothing beats a hot coffee and some nice donuts”, and you can see more about the hunt here

I paired the hair with .EscalateD.’s bloody universal colour huds. These are hair colour huds that work with all their hairs. It just so happens that .EscalateD. has a free 250L store credit at the Halloween Shop and Hop. If you are into bloody halloween hair styles you can grab the Bloody Universal natural colour hud for 50% off at .EscalateD.’s booth at the shop and hop with your credits. This colour hud will allow you to turn any .EscalateD. hair you own or buy in the future into a Halloween hairstyle. This may be perfect for your next Halloween costume. 

Spooktober offers

.EscalateD. Bloody Naturals

All of the great deals shown in my post today end on October 31st. 

Happy Spooky Season!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress – Ari-Pari Agatha Dress- Orange Bats (10 L at the Haunted Hunt @ Malus Park)
Shoes – Starlight Apparel Aspen Suede Ankle Boots with HUD (Available @ Beauty Event)

Body

Hair – .EscalateD. Reece (1L on the Boo Bunny Hunt)
Hair Colour Hud– .EscalateD. Bloody Naturals Universal Hud (Purchased with 250L free credits @ Halloween Shop and Hop)
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lilly 3.1 – EvoX
Head Skin – Glam Affair Joy – Honey
Body Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Rainbow-Caramel
Eyes – Lelutka Lilly 3.1

Lipstick – Lelutka Lilly 3.1
Nails – Belleza Freya V6
Photo Location- Shibboleth Exploration Society

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A Precisely Placed Puzzle of Pink Pizzazz

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Home, Sweet Home

Welcome to my humble abode, gang!

I welcome you into my sl home on this Sunday morning, where I surround myself with all things pink (not the entire house, just this one room).  This is my dressing room/office.  You can’t see my desk in the photo, but it is there.  It took a lot of time, searching and lindens to pull this beauty together and it was worth every minute of it.  As Aline will tell you, if you can’t have it in real life, create it in second life!  This is the room where all the magic happens, trying on outfits, deciding what you guys need to see, then styling, and finally coming back and putting it all together into a blog post.

Today however, I’m going a step further and taking my photo in here as well.

I found this gorgeous dress at the Swank Event Pumpkin Hunt.  Now I am a blogger for Swank Event (along with my Fab Free duties!), but this time, I happily get to combine the two.  This is a free hunt and there is a plethora of pumpkins hidden at booths at the event.  You do need to join the Swank Group, but it is free to join.

This dress is courtesy of Zoom, one of my favorite designers, and comes with a HUD with ten color choices.  I chose my least favorite color (ha ha).

It fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Swank Event runs until the end of the month as as there are both fashion as well as home and garden designers, your gifts will have a perfect variety of both things!  I’m still going through everything I got!

Happy Sunday!  Enjoy your treasure hunting!

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Zoom Lovely Dress (Free at Swank Event Pumpkin Hunt, Free Group Join Required)
Shoes – Le’La Lucy Sandals
Necklace – Ari-Pari Gold Royal Necklace
Headband – Bubble Daisy Headband

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Moon Code Uma

 


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Fame

Fame

Fame what you like is in the limo
Fame what you get is no tomorrow
Fame what you need you have to borrow

-Fame by David Bowie

Sometimes a girl just needs to feel a bit high fashion.

When I saw this dress by AtaMe at the Halloween Shop & Hop, I just knew I had to get it and wear it in a photo.  The lines have such *movement* that it was begging to be photographed!  Oh did I mention that it is one of the absolutely free gifts that you can get at Shop and Hop?  No group required!  I seriously fell in love with this entire look!  It comes with a HUD allowing you to change metals and colors on the dress.  It fits:

  • Maitreya
  • Kupra
  • Legacy

For some reason too this dress made the song “Fame” pop into my head.  Originally by David Bowie, but I love the more upbeat version done by Duran Duran.  My Mom used to *love* David Bowie (yeah she was cool!), so she might argue with me on that point.  Gosh I miss her. (by the way, not to be confused with the Irene Cara song Fame that I sang in a show when I was a teenager, that’s a whole ‘nother song!)

But I digress.  This photo makes me wish I had a fancy ultra modern house and some fancy couches I could hang this photo up on the wall over.  I do have a cute sl house, but it has very little wall space and while it is rather modern-ish, it is also very cabin-ish, so not the right look for my photo.  If I hadn’t just got this house recently I might go hunting for one to match the picture because well, as Aline also knows, one can never have enough houses!  Nor reasons to get houses.  😉

I better stop thinking before I go looking at houses.  But it might be too late to stop that part!

Fame, Fame, Fame, Fame, Fame……
What’s your name?

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – AtaMe Lilly Fat Pack (Free at Shop & Hop Halloween, No group required)
Shoes – Pure Poison Stars Sandals
Necklace – Pixel Box Necklace After the End

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Eye Makeup– Beaumore Beserk Eyeshadow
Lips – Stunner Originals Lips HD
Hair – Argrace MAYU Blondes

 


Sexy, Fashionable, Gorgeous!

Coming Soon

Hey, FabFree. It’s the mid-afternoon, the sun is seeping in through my window and I’m ready for a nap. I have to share this cute little dress at Evolve before I hit the hay, though. 

This cute little number is a free gift for members of the Sexy, Fashionable, Gorgeous Me group. This group is still free to join and you can score many gifts with it around stores in Second Life. The dress comes in a light pine green, and it’s very revealing! 

Sizes Included 

  • Freya
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Hourglass
  • Legacy 

You can also grab the Helene dress in other colours at Evolve using other freebies groups such as the free SL Frees & Offers group which will give you the pink version of the dress. To get the dress in all 4 colours it is offered in, you will have to join the Evolve VIP group which costs 199L to join. Evolve regularly rotates their group gifts and this is the gift of the month! Their VIP editions of the gifts include a colour change hud. 

See you soon!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress – Evolve Helene – Pine (Free Sexy, Fashionable, Gorgeous Me Group Gift/ Group is Free to Join)

Body

Hair – TRUTH Tinsley
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6 
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lilly 3.1 – EvoX
Head Skin – Glam Affair Joy (EvoX)
Body Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Rainbow-Caramel 
Eyes – Lelutka Lilly 3.1
Lipstick – Lelutka Lilly 3.1
Nails – Belleza Freya

Furniture & Decor

Shelf, Wine Bottle, Hanging Glasses, Plants and Books – Korpokkur House Wall Mounted Glass Holder (Available @ The Men’s Department)
Photo Location – Private Location

CarolineTag

 


It’s Date Night!

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Even though I rejoice being single and free (and when I say free for once in my life I’m not referring to freebies) in Second Life, who says I can’t go out for a date night, or at least roleplay that I can? I got the perfect classy dress, heels and lipstick that will get you ready for your next date with a new love interest or a night out on the town with good friends. I’m just waiting for my date to arrive, but I’m going to have a great time tonight!

Goodies on the Uber Hunt

There isn’t much more time left for this event (only 2 days), but for the procrastinators out there you better go get all the gifts on the Uber Anniversary Hunt. My gorgeous shoes are the free gift at Breathe on the hunt, and they are simply gorgeous. They come in a fatpack of colours and you can change the colour of the soles as well. 

Sizes Included 

  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Legacy 

Jacx previously blogged these great shoes here so check it out!

The other freebie I am sharing from the hunt is a gorgeous lipstick set designed for Lelutka EvoX which is the free prize at [theSkinnery]. I am wearing the grape shade of lipstick to match my purple dress and shoes, but they come in several other tones as well. 

Sizes Included 

  • Lelutka EvoX (BOM)

The Uber Anniversary Hunt ends on September 22nd so get a move on it and get it done!

Bring on the Night!

The other item on today’s list to show y’all is this gorgeous party dress which is the current hunt prize by Ari-Pari on Cheeky Monkey Hunts’ Bring on the Night Hunt. This dress comes in pink, yellow, green, blue and purple colour options and it is shiny as heck! It’s so cute, I love it. This dress is only 1L on the hunt and just click the hunt object on the hunt poster at the front of Ari-Pari’s store to recieve the hunt hint! ❤

Sizes Included

  • Physique
  • Hourglass
  • Lara
  • Freya
  • Venus
  • Isis

Have a fun date, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress – Ari-Pari Mirror Ball Mini Dress (1L on the Bring on the Night Hunt)
Shoes – BREATHE Shiko Heels (Free on the Uber Anniversary Hunt) Previously blogged by Jacx here 

Body

Hair – TRUTH Tori
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lilly 3.1 – EvoX
Head Skin – Glam Affair Joy (EvoX)
Body Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Rainbow-Caramel 
Eyes – Lelutka Lilly 3.1
Lipstick – [theSkinnery] Billi Lipstick- Grape (Free on the Uber Anniversary Hunt)
Nails – Belleza Freya

Furniture & Decor

Bench & Lamp – Korpokkur House Outside Light & Wooden Bench (Available @ Shiny Shabby)
Photo Location – Private Location

CarolineTag

 


Wandering Wonderland

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B2K Design is a new to me store, but I am so glad I discovered it!  Not only do they have some super cute clothes, but they have a wall of retirement outfits for 50L each!  I picked up this verrrryyyyyy sweet little dress there.  It’s so cute and I want to send y’all shopping for it and the other 50L goodies so let’s not dilly, shall we?

This dress and the other items as I said are only 50L each on the retirement wall, and there is no group needed to get the discount, anyone can buy them.  This dress fits:

  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

It also comes with a HUD that gives you a choice of 6 lovely textures, I absolutely adored this Sakura one.  When I wore it I just had to find someplace whimsical to photograph it!

I paired it up with a very unique and pretty eyeliner I got at Ramilla.  It is a free group gift and that group is free to join.

Happy weekend all!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Dress – B2K Design Gina Dress (50L Retirement)
Shoes – Seniha Lexie Heels

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Fabia Bella Naturals
Blush – Fluffy Stuff Sweet Blush
Headband – Pr!tty Summer Kitty Headbands Pink Flowers
Lips – Viena Starlight Dual Lip Gloss Pack
Eyes – Ramilla Thumber Eyeliner Collection
(free group gift, group is free to join)


Divine Wisdom of the Earth Goddess

Ancient Wisdom

The Twisted Hunt is a long tradition for hunters in SL.  It is notorious for being difficult, a real challenge.  Many (not all, thankfully for yours truly!) designers will lay out endless decoys making the prizes elusive and making the hunter *really* work for them.  This makes it a bit tricky for those of us who want to blog hunt items so we can show you what’s out there, as hunts can be time sensitive.  But by-golly it’s a tough job but *someone* has to do it!  We fab free sisters are always willing to go the extra mile for our devoted readers and fellow freebie fanatics.  😉

And so (yes I am starting a sentence with the word “and”, cause I’m a rebel like that!) in the spirit of all the hunters that have come before me, and those that will come after me, I bring you an absolutely stunning find from the Twisted Hunt.  This entire ensemble, headpiece included is what you will find via the free Twisted Hunt when you go to FMB Fashion.  The glow around this gown is no trick of photography, no filter has been applied, this dress comes with the soft glow you see here, making you feel absolutely radiant and ethereal!

This dress fits:

  • Fitmesh
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • Curvy
  • Fine
  • Venus
  • Volumptuous

My coolio magic sphere is a free gift (with poses, though I used a different pose.  shhhhh) amongst others at Icons of Style, that require no group.  Lots of cute poses and some props for both the ladies and the men!  Well worth a visit, Persefona is there too, making it one of my favorite places to go when I need something fun for a photo.

Nearly the weekend, hang in gang!

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – FMB Fashion Fall Twisted Gown (free gift in the Twisted Hunt)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Ayashi Amanda Hair Pastel

Extras

Sphere – Icons of Style Magic Spheres Pose Gift (free no group required)

 


Going Green

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Happy weekend gang!

I’m sorry I haven’t been around much, I’ve had to move my store and I’m also hopefully moving home in second life and anyone who has moved in world knows what an undertaking it is!  Not only finding the right place but then getting everything moved and set back up!  Whew, I tell ya it’s enough to wear a girl out!

Fortunately, if you are feeling worn out, I have just the cure!  A sexy minidress for only 15L, plus free hair and shoes!  Woohoo!

It’s so Easy being Green!

I honestly don’t understand why Kermit sings about how difficult it is being green, I found it quite easy when wearing this sexy little number from Witchcraft that I found over at The Bundles Autumn Event.  They have freebies galore but I was drawn to the bright and funky color of this cute minidress that Witchcraft had out for only 15L.  Well, that’s practically free, right?  This adorbs dress fits:

  • Isis
  • Freya
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • TMP

The Bundles Event runs until the 25 of September so you have some time to browse and enjoy and scoop up all the wonderful free goodies celebrating Bundles 5th Birthday (no group required!), and also some awesome deals!

These scintillating boots are a free group gift from Promagic.  Their group is free to join, and these fit Maitreya.  They come in a bunch of pretty colors so you can mix and match with lots of outfits.

Lastly, but soitenly not leastly, my hair is a free group gift from Moon.  Their group is currently free to join and you get a whole lot of group gift hairs.

Hokey dokey kiddos, that’s all from me for this time!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Dress – Witchcraft Eva Latex Dress (15L at Bundles Event)
Shoes – Promagic Crazy Boots (free group gift, group is free to join)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Moon Ricky Sail (free group gift, group is currently free to join)
Eyeshadow- Velour Piper HD Eyeshadow
Lipstick- Fewness Starlight Lipstick

Extras

Backdrop – The Bearded Guy Hard Forget – Shining Sun