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A “Secret” Meant to be Shared

So much to be thankful for

Happy Thursday, Fab Free, and Happy Thanksgiving to all the Fabulouses living in the United States who celebrate this holiday!  Today has me thinking about all that I am grateful for – my family and friends in RL, my pets, my SL friends and fellow bloggers, and YOU, wonderful readers.  Your support, comments, likes, and messages truly brighten my days!  Being able to share my adventures with Ripley, and the Fabulous Finds we put together has been a fantastic experience.  I feel so blessed to be part of this supportive, friendly community…so thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the amazing people you are!

Quiet Moment

A Surprising Dress Discovery

After viewing Sheidey’s mesmerizing eyes featured in her post [HERE], Rip and I moseyed over to Dulce Secrets to have a look around.  In addition to gorgeous make up, alluring eyes, and sultry skins, the pupster sniffed out this beautiful Ines dress, which is a free group gift.  It features a strappy, figure hugging, sheath-style frock, with a sweetheart neckline, and a playful, asymmetical hem that reaches below the knees.  The gift also contains a short, dark chocolate colored jacket with three-quarter length sleeves, and an interesting texture variation across the shoulders in the back.  The warm tone of the bolero complements the softly faded blue of the dress beautifully.  Best of all, the Dulce Secrets group is completely free to join!

What’s Included:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L and XL for classic avatars
  • Jacket applier for Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Physique, TMP, and Venus

Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice and Accessories Nice

As Love stated in her post [HERE] (in which she featured this newest gift from Truth Hawks), with jacket, scarf, and sweater season upon us, we all need a versatile hairstyle that won’t interfere with our outfits.  After reading Love’s post, I looked through the group notices for the Truth VIP group, and picked up the latest gift, Sugar.  This cinnamon hued, sweet bun with wispy tendrils (my spice for the day) was the perfect style for my new outfit.  I slipped on Janice heels from Moda, and the sapphire Sarai jewelry set from Krystal Fine Jewelry, then headed over to the Bella Pace sim for some quiet moments before traveling over to my parent’s house in RL to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with my family.

Thank you for reading!  Until next time, my friends, happy shopping.

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Barbara – America 02 (99L at Kustom9)

Eyebrow Applier:  Sinful Curves Classic Eyebrows Carrot (60L on The Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Forest

Hair:  Truth Sugar (blogged [HERE] by Love/group gift for Truth VIP members 0L/265L to join)

Jewelry:  Krystal Fine Jewelry Sarai Jewelry Set – Platinum – Sapphire (99L on the Marketplace)

Dress and Jacket:  Dulce Secrets Ines (free gift for Dulce Secrets group members 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Moda Janice Leather Heels (99L promo on The Marketplace)

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Poses:  (with dogs) Luane’s World     (standing) Le Poppycock

Sim:  Bella Pace

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Beautiful Era

Beautiful era

Such exciting times!

Looks like the FabFree Group Gift list is growing again and I hope you’ve wasted no time in reaping all of the generous offerings. For my part, I had fun hopping from store to store and now with everything unpacked and organized (whew!) I’ve come to share one of these gifts with you plus some other free and under 75L finds. If you aren’t a part of the FabFree group yet, get in on the fun by pasting the following link into the local chat of your SL viewer secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about and then clicking on the link. Are you all set? Great! Cause I’m ready to share!

A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down…

Hunting out great deals for all you lovely readers out there is not something that I would consider a chore but one look at the Tiffany dress from Belle Epoque immediately brought to mind this song from the Mary Poppins movie. Not only is the lovely lavender coloring reminiscent of candy floss, its hooped skirt and delicate lace detailing add a very feminine touch. The buttons on this dress are well-crafted, eye-catching details and I appreciate that they go right up to the dress’ high collar.  I haven’t had the chance to strike role playing off my bucket list but I imagine that this dress would be a good fit on a Steampunk or Victorian sim. The Tiffany dress comes in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) with an alpha layer included in the folder to help with the fitting. All you need to do to have this beautiful new addition to your wardrobe is to head on over to Belle Epoque, activate your Fabulously Free in SL group tag and click away. The dress is yours for free. While you’re there at Belle Epoque as they have other beautiful dresses with a vintage feel in their collection.

Step out in style!

I’ve paired off the Tiffany dress with boots (what else?) from Baby Monkey one of my favorite shoe stores. Sometimes it’s hard to find boots with both a relaxed and formal feel to them but I think that the Pixie boots manage to balance out these two facets really well with the studded detailing and low heel. What’s better is that the Pixie boots are made for both mesh and classic system feet. In the package, you will receive a pair for classic feet as well as pairs for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink flat feet. An alpha layer and boot fitter are also included in the pack as well as an easy to use Hud which will help you modify the look and feet of your boots to your liking. The Pixie boots are just one of the group gifts available at Baby Monkey and there is a one-time fee of 20L to join.

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Not so wicked witch…

It seems that I just can’t shake off dressing up for Halloween (lol)! Truth be told I wanted to wear one of my bunned up hairstyles for this picture but then tested out the Little Witch hairstyle from Ayashi at SaNaRae and the rest is history. There was no way I could resist this long and flowing hairstyle from its cute bangs to the well-detailed bows to the jaunty looking hat and I personally think that the style went well with the dress. If vibrant acid green isn’t your style, the Little Witch hair comes with a Hud that lets you choose from red or green shades in various tones. It also lets you customize the hat and bows and also has an option to hide the hat. The SaNaRae group is free to join so head on down to the latest round to pick up your gifts. If you’re still not convinced check out these posts {HERE} and {HERE} which showcase other gifts available for you.

An Ecko.

Last week you might have read one of Kat’s adventures with Ripley centering around the Ecko’s FabFree group gift, if you haven’t it’s {HERE}, and it got me really interested to see the store for myself. My visit reaped a couple of interesting discoveries and one of which is that Ecko is offering the Salor skin as a free subscriber group gift. I always love trying on new skins and this one with its unique tones did not disappoint. The Salor skin package comes in two classic skins with cleavage/no cleavage options as well as a hud for Belleza and an applier for Loud Mouth. There are other subscriber gifts available at the store so sign up and pack your wardrobe with goodies. While you’re there don’t forget to grab your Fabulously Free in SL group gift as well.

Giveaways!

I’ve been testing out different eyes lately and was pleasantly surprised to discover that Dulce Secrets has a giveaway for them. Shown in the picture are the Transcendental Sliver Pink eyes which you can get for free at the main store. The shine and reflection in these eyes are remarkable as is its subtle pink coloring. In the prize package, you will receive classic system eyes as well as mesh ones and an alpha layer. There is no group required to hit the giveaway boards so these beautiful pair of eyes are yours completely free!

And that wraps it up! Have fun in your explorations of Second Life and have a great day!

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On Sheidey…

Skin – Ecko Salor (0L/Sub-O gift/No join fee required)
Hair- Ayashi Little Witch (0L @ SaNaRae)
Eyes – Dulce Secrets Transcendental Sliver Pink (0L/Giveaway Prize/No group required)
Dress –Belle Epoque Tiffany (0L/Faboulously Free in SL Group Gift/No group join fee required)
Shoes –Baby Monkey Pixie Boots (0L/Group Gift/20L join fee)

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

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Maybe I’m a Joker

Wasabi Pills GiftWell Hello There Fab Free’rs! Welcome back to the Fabulously Free in SL Blog. I have to say the closer it gets to Halloween the more excited I get. No matter how old I am, Halloween will always be my favorite holiday, whether I dress up or not. Speaking of dressing up, I’ve got some fun freebies to share with you. This look is made up of a FREE subscriber gift from Wasabi Pills, and a FREE group gift from Dulce Secrets.

This purple and green hair with the stylized bangs and pointed buns by Wasabi Pills made me think of a female interpretation of The Joker. haha I know if I were going to dress up as The Joker for Halloween, I’d certainly go for hair like this. I like to keep things a little more on the glamorous side. To add this playful hairstyle to your collection, simply head over to Wasabi Pills, and join the subscriber outside the main entrance. If you’re already a Wasabi Pills subscriber member, like me, click the subscriber kiosk and get this FREE gift delivered from the message history.
Dulce Secrets GiftThe moment I saw this frilly embellished outfit from Dulce Secrets, I had to have it! The widely varied style elements make this FREE group gift really versatile. What makes it even more versatile is the fact that it’s 3 separate pieces. The jacket, the corset, and the skirt can all be worn separately as well as together. Each piece comes in standard mesh sizes. I love the darkly whimsical look of this outfit, and the little details in the zippers, and buckles.  You could easily dress it up to be anything in this outfit,  from a super villain to a steampunk pirate and everything in between. The Dulce Secrets group is FREE to join, and you’ll find this FREE gift at the back of the store near the Midnight Mania board.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ Tsuki Mesh Hair (B) – Halloween Gift – FREE Subscriber Gift 

Head Applier/Skin – Essences – Hope (Freakshow Carnivale special) – Currently @Freakshow Carnivale 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

OutfitDulce Secrets – ::DS:: Grainne Outfit – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by WetCat

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T.G.I.F.

TGIFIt’s Fri-yay!!! Hello hello Fab Free’rs, I hope you’re enjoying this fine day, or are about to have a great weekend. As for me, I’m glad to be here sharing my Fabulous finds with you. For today I wanted to focus on hair and makeup. In my personal opinion one of the best things about Second Life is the ability to infinitely customize the look of your avatar. To say that my personal taste is eclectic would be an understatement, I love the freedom SL gives me to change my look entirely on a whim. That said, not all changes need to be dramatic. Sometimes something as simple as a new hairstyle, a new set of eyes, a bold eyeliner, or a different shade of lipstick can be all the change you need.

Speaking of hairstyles, I really like this FREE gift from Moda. I think the half up half down messy bun a great mix of casual and effortlessly chic. There’s no need to join a group or slap a board to get this FREEbie from Moda. The gift is FREE for everyone, and includes a chest-friendly fit. This is the only hair color included, however it’s FREE and really it’s quite pretty. To get this gift, head to the very back of the Moda store and click on the vendor. There are also several other non-group and group gifts waiting.
Double Take Okay, I know they are mildly distracting, but please do your best to ignore the odd little shadows that appeared in these photos! lol I wanted to give a side by side comparison of an already lovely skin with the addition of some various makeup appliers. Also, check out those eyes! The pretty mesh eyes are a FREE gift available to everyone at Dulce Secrets. I wouldn’t have guessed pink and silvery grey eyes would have been so pretty and passably natural looking. I am however, pleasantly surprised at how unique and pretty these eyes from Dulce Secrets look. You can get these pretty pink peepers for FREE by clicking the gift vendor next to the Midnight Mania board at Dulce Secrets, no group needed.

Next, the deep dark winged liner with the white added to the waterline that speaks to my soul is from Pink Acid. I was so excited when I came across it! I know, I’m a complete nerd and I don’t even care. I’m a sucker for beautifully done heavy winged eyeliner. I think my inability to create this look on myself in real life might make me covet it even more in Second Life! lol This Catwa applier by Pink Acid is available on the Marketplace for just 1 linden. You’ll also find a classic system layer in the package, so a mesh head isn’t a must.

Finally, the purple/mauve lipstick is another applier I picked up for FREE on the Marketplace from a shop called Shiny Stuffs. This FREE wearable demo is also an applier for Catwa heads only. Not only does an applier like this one give you the pop of color, but they often appear to change the shape of your lips, as you can see in the above photo. Ultimately, this fun FREE wearable demo by Shiny Stuffs is a beautiful color, and well worth the effort if you wear a Catwa head.

Here are the details, Enjoy!/

Hair  – [MODA] PETTY BUN (caramel/ombre) – FREE Gift *Worn with Catwa hairbase included w/Catwa heads

SkinEssences – Zara – Full Release – Currently @Shiny Shabby

Head – CATWA HEAD Tumble *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

EyesDulce Secrets – ::DS:: Transcendental Silver Pink Eyes – FREE Gift 

Eye Makeup – Pink Acid Catwa Roxanne Black N White Eye shadow – 1L on the Marketplace

Lipstick – ~Shiny Stuffs~Freebie Lip Balm CATWA Applier – FREE on the Marketplace 

Shirt – Petite Mort– Beauty cropped tank

Body – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by WetCat

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Grim, And Yet So Pleasant A Find!

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Hi everyone! Sadly, the excellent Jack Or Jill Hunt is over. There is, however, at least one free prize a creator has left out for us straggling hunters, and it is not to be missed! The Little Bat offered the Grim Outfit W/Hud for the Jack Or Jill Hunt containing the Grim Jacket & Shirt shown above. The jacket is a one piece mesh combo featuring a simple denim jacket, well-textured and very realistic-looking over a foreboding skull T-Shirt. The Tee is texture change via included hud and offers you six color choices to choose from. I really appreciate it when designers offer us something with texture change options. It moves the items high up on my “Wanted” list. That isn’t all that is included in this free gift though! The Little Bat also throws in the jeans I am wearing in two styles: Straight and Tapered. Both versions come in five sizes as does the Jacket & Shirt combo, so getting a good fit will be a breeze. Run to get this item, it could be gone any minute!

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Pru previously mentioned a store over at the shopping event called Swank here. Swank is a themed monthly sales event and this month the theme is “Luck Of The Irish”! There are free gifts and inexpensive gachas to be found there, so it is worth popping by for a visit. It just so happens when I was over there I found something I liked quite a bit! The Safety Vest – The Boss from Dita Couture is at The Swank Event on a Gacha for only 30L per play. It looks very realistic and while it isn’t something you would normally wear every day, it is definitely a fun item to pick up. It could come in very handy role-playing on Second Life or if you happen to be a male dancer, it could be part of a very sexy stage outfit. Either way, for only 30L it is something that deserves your consideration.

Also at The Swank Event are the free eyes I am wearing this week, the Ivernia Shamrock Eyes from Dulce Secrets. To show off how nice they are, I inset a close up on the top picture which hopefully does them justice. They are offered in both regular and Mesh versions and make for an excellent free gift to pick up. I collect eyes on SL and was thrilled to add these to my collection, I hope you will be too!

That’s it for me, now it’s time to wander off to first life for a while. I hope you all have some fun tonight on the grid, however you enjoy spending your time there. For now I will leave you my friends with my best wishes, have fun and see you on the grid very soon!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Grim Outfit – The Little Bat Grim Outfit W/Hud (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Jack Or Jill Hunt)

Safety Vest – Dita Couture – The Safety Vest – The Boss (30L per play gacha @ The Swank Event )
Eyes – Dulce Secrets – Ivernia Shamrock Eyes (Free / 0L / Swank Free Group Gift)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

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Almost Gone!

This is gonna be a fast one, my dears! It has to be quick because if you want these items you’ll need to hurry hurry hurry. First is This gorgeous gown from Dulce Secrets. This is half of their Peace on Earth Hunt prize. The other half is a lovely winter makeup plus eyes. The unusual sleeves are a separate piece so you can wear the gown with or without them. I like the princess look of the sleeves, personally.
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Dulce Secrets isn’t done yet. These wild violet eyes are the ‘Day 1’ gift under the tree in their “12 Days of Christmas” event. There are 13 gifts under the tree and each one is only 1L! The skin I’m showing is also a “12 Days” gift, – Felicity in Sugar. You also get two other shades in the gift plus Slink appliers.

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Like I said, you need to hurry! Dulce Secrets 12 Days of Christmas event ends on January 4th and the Peace on Earth Hunt ends January 6th.  Don’t miss out on these great items!

Super Fast Juli is wearing –

SkinDulce Secrets – Felicity- Sugar – (1L/12 days of Christmas Gift #11)
EyesDulce Secrets – Destiny Violet – (1L/12 days of Christmas Gift #1)
Hands, Feet & NailsSlink mesh Casual Hands and Basic Nails HUD
HairMagika Hair – Careful
GownDulce Secrets – (Free/0L/Peace on Earth Hunt)
LocationWinterfell harbor
PoseFashiowl

 

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We Could Use More Peace On Earth

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Before I begin my usual spiel , I just wanted to express my deep personal condolences and warm virtual hugs to anyone touched by today’s very sad tragedy in Connecticut.  I have little ones (well semi-little, mostly bigger than me…) myself and I cannot even begin to imagine the trauma and pain involved.

The fifth annual Peace on Earth Hunt is proving to be a fantastic hunt filled with plenty of absolutely free prizes! The hunt icon to seek is a globe and this hunt runs until January 6th.  Paris Metro‘s Peace On Earth Hunt prize this year is the stunning Let it Snow Gown in a deep shade of emerald green.  In the photo below, I have taken off the long satin cape to showcase the Beloved Jewelry Set that includes the Chantelle Earrings and Necklace in both Emerald and Ruby jewels.  This is also a POEH5 gift!
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The skin I am in today that features glittered eyes and luscious mauve lips is Glo – Winter Glitter by Dulce Secrets.  This skin is available in several skin tones with cleavage options as Dulce Secret’s POEH5 gift.

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Love is wearing…

Skin – Dulce Secrets Glo – Winter Glitter (free / 0L / POEH5) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angels/70/40/22

Eyes – IKON Horizon Eyes Verdigris (not free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hot/227/92/39

Hair – Elikatira Rhythm (not free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elikatira/63/127/34

Gown – Paris Metro Let it Snow Gown (free / 0L / POEH5) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Paris%20Couture/104/52/23

Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry Chantelle (free / 0L / POEH5) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Seyfert/21/31/30

Pose by Adorkable (free / 0L / advent) – http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Deck/134/192/22

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Have a little Peace On Earth

The Fourth annual Peace on Earth hunt started today (December 1st) and runs until January 3rd 2011.  This is a must do hunt with over 200 stores participating.  For hints see the Peace on Earth blog or join the in world hunter group.  Here’s a few of the wearable items you will find in the Peace on Earth hunt this year.

Abia Capalini Design – Lina outfit w/legwarmers & sneakers

G&N Quality Design – Ruffled Blouse, Tee, Jeans, & Ballet Flats

BLUSH SKINS – Winter Skin (in 3 tones)

Glitterati by Sapphire – Peace Gown

Addiction Jewelry – Antique Blossom in Pearl Set

Empyreal Dreams  – Nameless Festive Ruby Feather Dress & Heels

Beloved Jewelry – Silver & Opal Choker & Earrings

Butterfly Effectz – Stars in Your Eyes Top, Jeans, & Leather Boots

DCNY – Cozy Poncho

ELEMENTAL JEWELRY – White Poinsettia Earrings & Necklace

Vanity Hair – Rainbow Volcanus

artMEfashion – Frostbite Dress & Accessories

Dulce Secrets – Marlea Riesling Skin

MEB Fashion – Audrey Red Winter Coat, Gloves, & Boots

1 Hundred. – Cherish Mini Dress

Bliensen + MaiTai – Yule Necklace

B!ASTA – A CHRISTMAS TALE Dress

Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Dove Heels

I’ll be back with more Peace on Earth hunt gifts soon!!!

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*Analog Dog: Caught, Ladonna, & Pause Hair (L$0)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Analog%20Dog%20Hair/86/224/22

*Glitterati: Poses (L$0 – L$50)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Glitterati/100/154/21

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Dulce Secret Skins

Stop by Dulce Secrets and look for the skins in the Hunt of Hunts. There are tons of magnifying glasses scattered throughout the store with skins as prizes. The male skins are clearly marked in the description, so you don’t have to worry about going through all of them to find the guy skins. But, before I talk about the skins, I’m hiding my bits (Renee made me sign a contract about that🙂 ) by wearing the latest gift from VITAMEN. The Maroon Boxers with Drawstring is their March gift. Now on with the skins.

Dulce Secrets - Fergus

Furgus Skin

Dulce Secrets - Julien

Julien Skin

Dulce Secrets - Luther

Luther Skin

Dulce Secrets - Phillip

Phillip Skin

Dulce Secrets - Vartan

Vartan Skin ( two pack)

*VITAMEN – Maroon Boxers ($0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Japarid/112/111/25

*Dulce Secrets – Fergus Skin ($0L)
*Dulce Secrets – Julien Skin ($0L)
*Dulce Secrets – Luther Skin ($0L)
*Dulce Secrets – Phillip Skin ($0L)
*Dulce Secrets – Vartan Skin ($0L)
Hunt of Hunts
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kissena%20Park/161/200/23

*Poses – Glitterati
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http://slurl.com/secondlife/Glitterati/129/175/21

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