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Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter Longstocking


Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking

Hello Fab Free’rs, I’m feelin’ a little nostalgic today. The new group gift hairstyle by No Match with it’s braided pigtails sticking strait out made me giggle, but it also reminded me of some of the female literary characters from my youth that I so admired. Girls such as Anne Shirley, Caddie Woodlawn, Laura Ingalls, and of course Pippi Longstocking all held a special place in my little-girl heart. I remember them being brave, intelligent, imaginative girls who knew who they were and what they wanted. It felt good to be reminded of them today. So inspired, I paired the youthful hairstyle with the striped sweater-dress Fabulously Free in SL group gift by Sevyn East and ran with it. I hope you enjoy this fun look as much as I do.

The Hairstyle – This hairstyle by No Match is their current free group gift. Called No Socks, it really made me think of being little and barefoot in the springtime. It comes with a full fatpack of hair colors, and can be resized. Also included are system layer hair-bases, and a set of mesh head hair-base appliers (Omega, Lelutka, Catwa, TMP). You’ll need to wear the No Match group tag to get this gift. The current group join fee is 50 linden and there are quite a few past group gifts available on the second floor.

The Sweater Dress – I think it’s the stripes that made this off-the-shoulder sweater dress seem so youthful to me. It’s the current Fabulously Free in SL group gift by Sevyn East. I could also see it paired with some tall boots. It comes with a color/texture change hud that has 4 preset options, all of which are striped. To get your copy of this free gift just wear your Fab Free group tag and click the gift vendor at Sevyn East. If you’re not a Fabulously Free in SL group member yet, you can join for free.

Sizes Included: Belleza (Freya, Venus), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara

Here are the details:

Hair – no.match_ ~ NO_SOCKS ! – Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Dress – Sevyn East January Dress – Free Fab Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Socks – Classy Chics – CC Tube Socks – Maitreya Applier HUD
Shoes – REIGN.- GLITTER CHUCKIES
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pose by Elephante
Location – Rustic Retreat

 

 


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Through the Woods this Black Friday

Into the woods

Sn@tch up your fishing rods folks, the tides are coming in again!

I was just talking to Kathryn the other day about the fishing prizes at Sn@tch and she commented on what an avid angler I’ve become. It really isn’t hard to get hooked (ha ha) on fishing for prizes as Sn@tch changes out its prize outfits on the regular and they never fail to contain a wide variety of clothing pieces so that you can play around with different looks. Not only that but accessories, makeup and footwear are often thrown into the mix that you can wear with other items in your inventory. The latest Fish 4 This outfit is called Through the Woods and generously contains;

  • Five system snowpants in plum, red, green (pictured), teal and white
  • Snowpants mesh cuffs
  • Two system turtleneck sweaters in grey (pictured) and black
  • Five mesh tops in army (pictured), black, plum, red and teal
  • Mesh Fur Coat
  • Ankle boots
  • Though the Woods makeup tattoo layer in plum (not pictured)

If you have a mesh body or head never fear as you can catch the Omega applier for all the system and tattoo layer parts of the outfit from the prize filled waters. The mesh tops and fur coat come in both come in five standard mesh sizing (XS-XL) with an added fitmesh size for the fur coat and respective alpha layers to help with the fitting. Speaking of alpha layers, one is included for the ankle boots as well and you don’t need to have mesh fit to be able to slide these beauties on. Whew! That’s a ton of detail but I had a lot of fun figuring out the color combinations and there are already a few dresses that I have in mind that would go wonderfully with those boots. Fishing at Sn@tch is completely free but you do need to purchase a basic fishing rod for 100L to get in on the fun. Rods are available on the marketplace or at the Sn@tch store. It’s a great investment as you’ll get a lot of mileage on these outfits so to speak and since it’s Sn@tch, it’s top quality!

Into the woods (bonus)

While I was there…

Alright, alright I’ll admit that fishing is not all I do when I’m at Sn@tch. If you’ve been to the store you can’t really fault me for that as there are a lot of great outfits lining the walls. What’s more that are lucky boards to stalk and riot vendors to keep your eyes on so I had great fun multitasking and packing my wardrobe with great clothes from Sn@tch. The gown pictured above is new on their riot vendors and something that I just had to share. I got it for 55L as the store was pretty packed that day and when I opened the package up, I was floored by the options. First of all, you’ll get this glittery and flowing floor length skirt in five standard mesh sizes (XS-XL). Secondly, the strappy and backless top comes in eight different colors and five standard mesh sizes as well (XS-XL). Thirdly, there are also two different alpha layers included in the package to play around with. The subtle dusting of glitter on the skirt and the rhinestones that line the neckline of the top add a glamorous air to the whole outfit. Not only do I intend to wear this for upcoming parties this Chrismas but it’s also given ideas on a new blog segment as well (hmmm). Bring a friend or ten to Sn@tch today and pull those prices down, down, down to get the Gala Sparkling Brocade Gown into your inventory as well.

So you may have noticed…

So you may have noticed that I’m wearing a different hairstyle in each picture. That’s because of Black Friday and the insane number of sales that are going on right now. The offers that I’m about to list down are time sensitive as they end today but there’s nothing like a bit of rushing to get that adrenaline pumping I’d like to say. In the top three pictures, I’m wearing hairstyles from Doe that is having a 50% off sale for all of its Gachas. Playing a Gacha from this store has always been a staple for me at Gacha events so I was over the moon excited. Doe always has the cutest hairstyles and their colors are always so vibrant.

In the bottom two pictures, I’m wearing hairstyles from Besom. The store is marking down its hair packs to 75L and I took the opportunity to fill up the gaps in my Besom hair collection. I’ve always been a fan of the wonderful texturing of Besom hairstyles and their styles have an urban flavor to it yet still look so elegant. Hurry down to both stores to take advantage of these great deals maybe we’ll bump into each other as I’m certainly making the trip back.

Into the woods headshot

-Cups hands around mouth and yells-

7 Deadly s{K}ins is going to be having free group join starting from the 28th of November! I can’t say enough how much I love the skins from this merchant and they always have such great perks for their group members. Not only are there regular monthly group gifts, there are also Midnight Mania and Mini Mania boards as well as Lucky Chairs. While browsing through their Black Friday Sale (60% off CasperVend items!) I managed to claim the Libra skin for myself. I’m been eyeing this skin set for so long that I was jumping for joy to see that my letter was up. Luckily I didn’t hit the ‘discard’ button in my excitement so now I’ll be able to tell you all about the Libra skin set! In the package, you’ll receive the Libra classic skin with cleavage/no cleavage options in five different tones (Pineapple tone pictured) as well as appliers for Slink hands and feet, Tango boob, and Phat Azz. What I thought was special about this skin package was that a version of this skin in Gothic makeup is included as well. The Gothic skins come in the same five tones as well as cleavage/no cleavage options. You’ll get twenty skins in one pack as a lucky chair prize, how mind-blowing is that? Mark your calenders for the 28th and wait patiently…

You might also want to…

Check out Elephante poses. The store is having a Black Friday and Retirement sale with the entire store excluding collabs and new releases being marked down to 50% off. The older stock is being marked down to 75% off so be sure to look for purple and white tagged items for more discounts. I really love using the poses here as they’re very fluid so come and take advantage of the sales before it ends on the 27th of this month.

And that’s a wrap for today. I’ve gotta dive back into those Black Friday sales. Maybe I can even claw my way to the one at Truth….

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On Sheidey…

1st Row Left

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair – Doe Macey (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Top – Sn@tch Mock Turtleneck (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Pants – Sn@tch  Plaid Snowpants (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –Sn@tch Kellan Boot (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

1st Row Middle

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair –Doe Carol (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Top – Sn@tch Through the Woods Fur Coat(0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Pants – Sn@tch  Plaid Snowpants(0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –Sn@tch Kellan Boot (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

1st Row Right

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair –Doe Vicky (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes –Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Top – Sn@tch Mock Turtleneck (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Jacket –Sn@tch Keely Suede Jacket (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Pants –Sn@tch  Plaid Snowpants(0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –Sn@tch Kellan Boot (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

2nd Row Left

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair – Besom Veluxe (75L/Black Friday Sale)
Eyes –Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Dress – Sn@tch Gala Sparkling Brocade Gown (50L/Riot Vendor)

2nd Row Right

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair –Besom Tease (75L/Black Friday Sale)
Eyes –Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Dress – Sn@tch Gala Sparkling Brocade Gown (50L/Riot Vendor)

Poses: Elephante Pearl (37L/Elephante Black Friday and Retirement Sale)

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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Mix and Match it up

Mix and match it up

Hello, FabFree! Did you know that the group gift from Ollie’s Follies is out?

I don’t know about you but I keep a very, very close eye on the Fabulously Free in SL group gift listing found {HERE}. It is updated on the regular and I don’t want to miss out on even one of the awesome and free gifts put out by our Fab Designers. You can be sure that there was much excitement when I saw the latest addition to the list from Ollie’s Follies as not only did both gifts cater to classic and mesh avatars, they could be used as separates as well.  Pretty sure I left dust bunnies in my wake as I rushed over to get my hands on these new wardrobe staples.

Before we begin, though…

Alright, before I jump in there’s one very important thing that you should do (if you haven’t already) and that is to join the Fabulously Free in SL group. All you have to do is cut and paste the following link into the local chat inworld and click the link;  secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about  The group is free to join and there are no more steps after that. Are you all set? Let’s go!

So that picture on the right.

Since I got too excited and did up two looks for this gift, I’ll be talking about the picture on the left first before moving on to the right.  What you’ll see on the left is the Harlowe Cardi Combo, a snug and beautifully textured long cardigan that comes with the grey tube top. In RL I really do love pieces of clothing with inserts like these as they save time on styling and that fact as not changed in SL. The combination of reds, greys and subtle greens flow well together and bring to mind the coming festive months not to mention the chevron patterns all over the cardigan are deliciously eye-catching.

As I’ve mentioned above, the Harlowe Cardi Combo caters to both classic and mesh avatars. If like me you chose to go with the classic and mesh package you’ll receive the outfit in five fit mesh sizes (XS-XL) as well as sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink Physique and Slink Hourglass. In the package, you’ll also receive an alpha layer for easier fitting. On the flip side, should you chose the package only for classic avatars you will receive the outfit in five standard sizes (XS-XL) and an alpha layer for the fitting.

I’ve paired up the Harlowe Cardi Combo with the Urban Denim Skirt from [QE] Designs that you can get for just 25L by hunting cute little ghosties at the Spookzilla event. The skirt comes in five standard sizes (XXS-L) and sizes for the Maitreya, Slink Physique, and Slink Hourglass bodies. You’ll get a spiffy alpha layer in the package as well. As a fan of denim, this skirt was a must have for me and the artful blood splatters simply sealed the deal.

The footwear pictured on the right is the free gift from Black Arts that is currently out for free at the Trick of Treat Lane event. The Halloween edition of the Gothic Lolita shoes is simply to die for and I just adore the details on of the skull and buckles. Mesh feet are not a requirement as the shoes come with a shoe base and an alpha layer. The Trick or Treat Lane event ends on the first of November.

Remember the Hocus Pocus event that I talked about in my post {HERE}? Well, I hit more of the participating stores and got lucky! The Mariska hairstyle that is pictured on the right is from KoKoLoReS and could be available for free to you with a little luck and magic on your side. This sweeping updo comes with a hud with six different color combinations and a tintable hairbase. If the magic is a little lacking on your try you can simply purchase the hairstyle for 50L.

Now to the left!

The high waisted trend is something that I follow pretty closely so I was pleased when I saw the other part of the free group gift from Ollie’s Follies. As with the Harlowe Cardi Combo, these Huez leggings cater to both classic and mesh bodies as well. I opted to get just the classic package which contains five standard mesh sizes (XS-XL) and an alpha layer, which is the one pictured. On the other hand, the package for both classic and mesh avatars include five fit mesh sizes (XS-XL) and sizes for the Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies. You’ll also receive an alpha layer for the fitting. I am just in love with the unique silver color of the Huez leggings and will definitely be wearing more of it as end of the year festivities draw closer.

Paired up with the Huez leggings is the Skelly swimsuit in Ultraviolet from Alaskametro that you can get for 25 L at the Spookzilla hunt. The Skelly swimsuit comes in classic clothing layers as well as appliers for TMP, Slink and mesh bodies that use the Omega system. Hunt around the Spookzilla sim for five other prizes from Alaskametro and you may be able to find the Skelly swimsuit in two other colors as well as makeup and nail polish. I’ve heard about Alaskametro through posts from Astrid so now’s my chance to try products from this merchant out!

Footwear in the picture on the left is also available in at the Spookzilla hunt. If you catch the ghostie carrying the Hunter boots, you’ll be able to get these amazing pair for 25L. The Hunter boots are a fit for classic avatars or those with mesh feet as the package includes one pair in unrigged mesh, pairs in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) and fits for TMP, Maitreya, Slink Physique and Slink Hourglass. And to top it off there’s a hud included so that you can fiddle around with the look of your new boots.

The hair I’m wearing in this picture is from Love and is also for the Hocus Pocus event. The luck and the right amount of magic you’ll be able to win this beautifully messy hairstyle that comes in a fatpack of colors. Just creep up near the bottle containing the prize and say hocus pocus in main chat to be eligible for the game. Don’t forget the game is case sensitive and you should use small letters. You’ll be able to play once per 24 hours though if you don’t want to wait you can purchase the hair for 50L. The Hocus Pocus event runs until the 4th of November.

 

Mix and match it up headshot

The final stretch!

Not only can you find clothing and footwear at Spookzilla, there are skins to be had as well. The hunt and event are hosted by Toxxic Rhiannyr of Alterego and Enertia so the beautiful skins that you can find in several of the ghosties are from Alterego. Being a skin junkie I love trying out new skins and was very very happy with these beautiful top quality finds. The texture of these skins are super smooth and I just love the dark makeup on them. There’s also something a little different about the ghosties carrying gifts from Alterego and Enertia. If you’re a group member they will yield their gifts for free. Just be sure to wear your group tag while hunting and at the time of me writing this, group is free to join. If you’re not in the group each ghostie will cost 25L

Featured on the right is the Rayne skin in the Pearle tone. The package includes three classic skin with makeup and eyebrow/eyebrowless options. You will also receive Loudmouth and Omega head appliers as well as two shapes. In the picture on the right, I’m also sporting two more hunt prizes from Spookzilla. The pastel goth horns in cream are brought to you by D-Style and the mouth chain by !nfinity. I just love it when I find accessories to compliment an outfit don’t you?

On the left is the is the Runa skin in Petale tone. The package includes three class skin with make and eyebrow/eyebrowless options. As with the Rayne skin package, you will receive Loudmouth and Omega head appliers as well as two shapes. I’m sporting the Skull septum piercing from !nfinity (there are two other septum piercings available in the package as well) and in both pictures I’m wearing the Redrum eyes from !nfinity which includes system eyes, mesh eyes with alpha layer and huds for Catwa heads and mesh heads using the Omega system.

The Spookzilla event is running until the 31st and while I know it’s a bit of a squeeze, as you can see from all the prizes to be had it’s well worth it! Happy Hunting ghosties and happy shopping!

 

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On Sheidey…

Right

Skin- Alterego Rayne (0L for Group Members/ No join fee required @ Spookzilla)
Hair –KoKoLoReS Mariska (0L or 50L)
Eyes – Infinity Redrum (25L @ Spookzilla)
Horns – D-Style Pastle Goth Horns (0L @ Spookzilla)
Mouth Chain – !nfinity Halloween Mouth Chain (25L @ Spookzilla)
Top –Ollie’s Follies Harlowe Cardi Combo (FabFree Group Gift/0L/No join fee required)
Skirt –[QE] Designs Urban Denim skirt (25L @ Spookzilla)
Shoes – Black Arts Gothic Lolita Shoes Halloween Edition (0L @ Trick or Treat Lane)

Left

Skin- Alterego Runa (0L for Group Members/ No join fee required @ Spookzilla)
Hair –Love Blush (0L or 50L)
Eyes – !nfinity Redrum (25L @ Spookzilla)
Septum piercing – !nfinity Skull Septum Piercing (25L @ Spookzilla)
Leggings –Ollie’s Follies Huez Leggings (FabFree Group Gift/0L/No join fee required)
Top –Alaskametro Skelly Swimsuit (25L @ Spookzilla)
Boots –Image Factory Hunter Boots (25L @ Spookzilla)

Poses: Elephante

Sim: Private location

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Addendum: In my post Step inside and come closer  I failed to mention that the Thea Outfit comes in one fit mesh size for both the skirt and sweate (so all you avatars with mesh bodies can try it out!) I’d like to extend my apologies to Delriada Delwood for the oversight and to thank her for pointing this out to me and for her generous gift to FabFree.

 

 

 


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Step inside and come closer

Step inside and come closer

“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I’ve a many curious things to show when you are there.”

Have a seat.

The cushions are comfortable, there’s sushi on the table if you’re so inclined and please, don’t mind the knife…  -ahem- Seeing as it is the haunting season, I couldn’t help but try to be just a little bit creepy. In all seriousness, though, I do have some treats for you today dear readers and if you’re ready to let’s go! First up is the brand new Fabulously Free in SL group gift by M0oH! Now, this store has long been on my bucket list of places to visit thanks to all the wonderful posts by Love, one such example {HERE}, and a free group gift proved to be a strong lure. As soon as I saw the notice I hurried down to the main store to get my grab on and I was not disappointed.

So what are the details?

The gift, dubbed the Thea Outfit, comes in five standard sizes (XXS-L) for both the cropped sweater and the skirt. You’ll also receive not one but three alpha layers to help you with the fitting, one for the top and skirt combined and the other two for each piece of clothing respectively. What I find really great about this outfit, aside from the fact that it’s very well made and that the way it’s textured is to die for, is that you’re given the option to keep the outfit intact or to wear it as separates. Just thinking of experimenting with different combinations gives me joy and more so when you take into consideration the fact that this outfit is completely free. All you have to do is activate your Fabulously Free in SL group tag! Not in the group yet? Well, copy and paste the following link into the local chat inworld;  secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about then click on the link and there you go!

If you want to know more about MO0H! and the great store credit program that they have going on at the store, visit some of Love’s blog posts for more information:

More treats!

Hmm…lets go from the top down, shall we? The bat headband that I’m wearing in the picture is the newest group gift by C’est La Vie. Not only is it adorable and a great fit for the festive season, it comes with a pose and resize scripts as well, making it easy to edit. What’s more, permission is set to copy so you can make backups before you embark on any editing.  The C’est La Vie group is free to join and you can pick up other group gifts while you’re there scooping up this one as well.

Do you love advent calendars? I’m certainly looking forward to Christmas time but Alice Project is giving you a little taste early. As part of their Halloween Massacre Special, you’ll be able to get one free hairstyle in fifteen special colors from the 25th to the 31st of this month. These gleefully macabre blood streaked hairstyles change out daily but don’t worry if you’ve missed one as you’ll be able to buy hair packs consisting of 5 tones for 50L if you want to complete your collection.

And ah yes, footwear. I’ve always had a weakness for quirkiness and boots and this pair from Wicked satisfies both those fancies. The Quinn heels (made for Slink high feet only) feature a wonderfully detailed lace up front and skull patterns so that you’ll stay in step with the season. Go to the Wicked store and hunt out a skeletal hand  for just 1L or just buy the pair for 25L from the shopper’s option that has been set out. The shopper’s option prim is also a skeletal hand that’s placed near the hunt poster. The Jeepers Creepers hunt runs until the 31st of October.

Step in and come closer

Oh, but I’m not done yet!

Head on down to Trick or Treat Lane to peruse the variety of seasonal goodies from a number of merchants. While you’re there, don’t forget to snap up the free gift that the majority of these awesome designers have set out and you’ll find yourself with a bag full of accessories, furniture, and even skin! The one I’m wearing in the pictures above is called Berry, a gift from 7 Deadly s{K}ins that comes in the skin tone Dust. In the package, you’ll receive the system skin with cleavage/no cleavage options as well as Slink hand and feet appliers and Omega body appliers also with cleavage/no cleavage options. Between this and the Klaasje fantasy skin blogged {Here} also from 7 Deadly s{K}ins I might just go drow permanently. The Trick or Treat Lane event though lasts until the 1st of November.

Windows to the soul…

To complete the look are the Hazelnut eyes from Out of Orbit. I tend to go for blue or grey eyes so this was a nice and free change up. These eyes are part of the EnMashed in Fall hunt and aside from the system eyes, you’ll also receive mesh ones with an alpha layer and Huds for Genesis Heads and Heads that use the Omega system. Find the bat that’s hiding in the store and buy for 0L. The EnMashed in Fall hunt is running until the 15th of November.

Ready? Pose!

New types of hunts and games are always something that I look out for and the Hocus Pocus event that is running until the 4th of November was something that caught my attention. You’ll need to go to a participating merchant for the Hud, Elephante Poses is one such merchant, and once you get the teleport list visit the stores to find a magic bottle. Once found say hocus pocus in local chat (game is case sensitive so remember all small letters) and depending on your luck and some magic you may get the item for free. If you’re not so lucky (you’ll get one chance per 24 hours) but still fancy the prize, you can buy it for 50L. That’s what happened to me for this Psycho pose set from Elephante but since I do love the poses from this store and was so tickled by the little prop knife that’s included with the set I got it anyway.

And that wraps it up. So many events going on this season and more besides…what are you still doing here? -Brandishes knife- Off you go.

“Oh no, no,” said the little Fly, “to ask me is in vain,
 For who goes up your winding stair
     -can ne’er come down again.”

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Berry (0L @ Trick or Treat Lane)
Hair – Alice Project Angelique Halloween Pack (Halloween Massacre Special/0L)
Eyes – Out of Orbit Hazelnut Eyes (EnMashed in Fall Hunt Prize/0L)
Feet – Slink High
Outfit – MO0H! Thea Outfit (0L/FabFree Group Gift/No join fee required)
Headband – C’est La Vie Bat Headband (Group Gift/0L/No join fee required)
Shoes –Wicked Quinn Heels (Jeepers Creepers Hunt Prize/1L)

Pose: Elephante Psycho (50L or 0L)

Sim: Follow your bliss

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My Purple Fantasy

Purple Fantasy

Purplemoon Creations has out a luscious new group gift in the form of this formal dress called Katherine in the color purple. The group fee is 50L but the regular gifts make it well worthwhile, and this one gown alone is worth the cost. Once you’ve joined the group (if you are not already in it) you can pick up this beautiful gown. It includes all the standard sizes as well as fitmesh sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies.

Don’t miss out on this gorgeous gown!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Nathalia
Dress – Purplemoon Creations – Katherine Gown – purple (Free group gift/0L/Group is 50L to join)

Pose by elephante

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar Roleplay Sim

Astrids Signature


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Tie Dye & Wave

Tie Dye & Wave

It’s so twisted! But definitely awesome! From June 1st through the 30th… creators have gathered for a good cause! At the Twisted Summer of Love event you can shop and benefit the American Cancer Society… while also hunting for 58 twisted cubes with FREE goodies!

I found a really rad hair that I fell in love with. The FREE gift from The Stringer Mausoleum called “The Wave” is in one of the twisted cubes around the shopping area if you hunt it down (there are decoys!). It comes in this luscious berry color! I used my included LuLutka white hairbase and tinted it to match and voila!

Then did a little shopping and found this really fabulous tie dye shirt by Roped Passions for only 75L at the creator’s booth. I’ve always been a fan of tie dye and this fit the bill (and matched my new hair). There were several other colors to choose from, as well as several outfits that you can purchase and the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer society. That’s a win win for everyone!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used, also included white hair base was tinted to match hair
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – Creme Duo eyeshadow appliers – storm worn (75L on the Marketplace)
Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – The Wave – L.E. Berry Stained (FREE/0L/Twisted Summer of Love Hunt Prize)
Shirt – Roped Passions – Anuenue Tie Dye Blouse in Purple and Pink (75L @ the Twisted Summer of Love Event and Hunt)
Jeans – COCO – Wide Leg Jeans

Pose by elephante

Sim Location – The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

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An Enchanting Blue Fairy

The Blue Fairy

Hello There Fab Free’rs! I hope all is well in your world. Right now my world is made up of fantastic fairy fabulousness thanks to the Enchantment Hunt. The May round of Enchantment is Thumbelina themed, and the shops participating in the Hunt part of the event are making all my fairy dreams come true! Even better, the Hunt gifts are all absolutely FREE. Additionally, Plastik recently sent out this gorgeous fantasy skin with male and female options and all the appliers for all the meshy things you could possibly imagine (okay most of them) as a FREE gift to their VIP group. You’re gonna want this one! Also, at the very end of the post I have a little something from Catwa that I want to tell you about. I bet you can guess what it is!

First, if you’ve never done an Enchantment Hunt before, this is a hud hunt. You can pick up a FREE hud at the Enchantment Event or at any of the participating shops. Once you attach the hud you’ll be asked to give it permission to teleport your avatar. Say yes! Then click on a shop logo to be instantly teleported to that location. You’ll also get a hunt hint in your local chat. You must be wearing the hud when you find the hunt object (an open book) and click it. The Enchantment Hunt object will not send you the gift without the Enchantment Hunt hud attached.Blue Fairy Close Since there are so many lovely Enchantment Hunt Freebies, I’ll start from the top. This crown of dainty, highly detailed hair flowers from NSP Florals is simply beautiful. This FREE hunt gift is sizable and can be easily positioned. Not to mention that hair flowers are an essential part of a fairy’s wardrobe, so you won’t want to miss these!

No fairy would be complete without a set of pretty gossamer wings! These delicate wings are the FREE Enchantment Hunt prize at Le Poppycock. The wings are static, and include several color versions, each in an open or closed position.

Next, this lace one-piece lingerie is the FREE Enchantment Hunt Prize at Blacklace. Blacklace is known for their beautiful lingerie, and this gift is no exception. Not only is this gift beautiful, it generously includes appliers for omega compatible bodies as well as classic system layers in several equally pretty colors.

The next to last stop on the Enchantment Hunt for this post is Essenz. These mint colored strappy flats are just too cute! These are easily the perfect fair footwear. This FREE hunt prize includes a Maitreya fit, and a Slink Flat fit. All fairy-ness aside, these sandals are a great addition to any summer wardrobe.

Finally, how cute is the pose used in the top photo? I love the whimsical look of the stance. This is one of 3 poses that are the Enchantment Hunt prize at Elephante Poses. Each of the 3 static poses have the same whimsical fairy quality to them. You’ll definitely want to add these FREE poses to your collection!

Now that I have shared a small sample of the Enchantment Hunt gifts to be had (I’ll show more in my next post), I want to talk about this incredible skin. Just recently Plastik gained 1000 Facebook likes/followers and to show her appreciation, the designer sent out this skin to her VIP group. This FREE gift comes in a male and female version and includes classic system layers along with appliers for every mesh body part you might imagine. I love the added detail of the almost iridescent looking stripes. They really give this skin an otherworldly look. In addition to the applier options, you also have the choice of freckles or no freckles.  At this time The Plastik group is FREE to join, and you’ll find this awesomely generous gift in the past group notices.

Lastly, I know this has been an unusually long post for me, but I have one more thing I want to share with you. Catwa has just released a static mesh head called Nicki, and it is for sale now for just 100 lindens. Yes, this is above and beyond the 75 lindens we usually stick to, however if you’re a Catwa group member you will get 30 lindens in store credit for purchasing the head. This brings that 100 linden cost to just 70 lindens in a round about way. Aside from being static (no blinking, no facial expressions) this pretty face has all the same functions as any other Catwa mesh head. Currently the Catwa group is FREE to join, so don’t forget to join the group and wear your group tag to get the store credit when purchasing the Nicki head.

Here are the Details, Enjoy!

Hair – NSP Florals – NSP Bride Thumblina Hair – Currently @Enchantment

Hair FlowersNSP Florals – NSP Thumbelina Bridal Hair Flowers – FREE Enchantment Hunt Gift 

Head –  CATWA HEAD Nicki – 100L **Catwa Group Members get 30L Store Credit w/Group Tag, Catwa Group is FREE to Join**

Eyes – Buzzeri – [Buzz] Bewitched Eyes – Ocean *Store Currently Moving 

SkinPlastik – :[P]:- Gift:// Plastik’s FACEBOOK Gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Wings – Le Poppycock *Spring Wings* – FREE Enchantment Hunt Gift 

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

Lingerie – ~Blacklace Lounge~ Princesse Maia – FREE Enchantment Hunt Gift 

Sandals – Essenz – Tucson (Mint) – FREE Enchantment Hunt Gift 

Pose – //elephante poses// Fairy Steps – FREE Enchantment Hunt Gift 

*Location – Eclectica

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Pearl Elegance

Pearl Elegance

A formal gown is always a staple in any lady’s wardrobe in Second Life… and a FREE formal gown is always a plus. When I saw the Stacie gown in coral at Finesmith, the most recent FREE group gift (the group is FREE to join), I knew it would be a dress that I would want to wear over and over.

This beautiful gown with its classic styling comes in all the standard sizes, as well as fitmesh, Maitreya, and Belleza. And the back is just as pretty as the front, with a scooped draping syling that is so lovely you’ll want an updo or a side-sweep hairdo to show it off.

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I knew that this dress called for special jewelry, so I was thrilled when I saw the May V.I.P. Gift at Ecco… a set of stacked pearls. You get both the necklace and the bracelets as part of the gift. I’ve always loved the classic look of pearls, and this set does it just right, plus you’ll get a hud that allows you to choose between classic white, or to change these to black pearls if you prefer. The group is 200L to join, but remember — you’ll be getting monthly group gifts, plus access to lots of past group gifts to make it worth your fee.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – [e] elikatira – Elle
Jewelry – .:ECCO:. – Stacked Pearls Necklace & Bracelets (0L/FREE V.I.P. May 2016 Group Gift/Group is 200L to Join)
Dress – Finesmith – Stacie in Coral (0L/FREE Group Gift/FREE to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Neva Sandals (featured at Collabor88)

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Sim Location – LaPerla

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Hope is Free

Hope

This one is a quickie! If you join Essences Skins in world VIP group right now, the group fee is currently waived through April 30th, making the group FREE to join. In addition, this beautiful system skin called HOPE is FREE as well at the main-store where you can purchase appliers for Slink hands and feet or mesh body appliers if you wish to add to your look!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Skin – Essences – HOPE medium 01 (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is Free to Join until April 30th)
Hair – Exile – Rising Tides
Swim Suit – Valentina E. – Elle Bikini & Coverup Turquoise

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Sim Location – The Cyprian Garden (adult Sim)

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A Rogue Smoke

A Rouge Smoke

I decided to take a smoke break today, especially after Loki stole my spotlight yesterday… and all because he shirked responsibility and left me holding the bag. The cat food bag that is! Lucky for me, I was able to pick up a set of amazing pipes called Rouge Pipes in 3 colors at [since 1975] as a FREE Women’s Stuff Hunt gift. They are shaped like lipstick applicators, there are three different colors in the box, and they have a gentle smoke particle as well as a soft glowing ember for realism.

I needed a great outfit… something sultry but equally mysterious, maybe also a bit Gothic… and found just what I was looking for at GAALL. This Mayfair Outfit is a dress and comes with the matching slink boots. What I love is that you also get a color change hud for six color choices for the outfit. This outfit is a real zinger too as far as fit. It is mesh and comes in not only the standard mesh sizes for fit, but also Maitreya, Physique, Venus, Isis, and Freya. And you get all this for just 1 little Linden as part of the Women’s Stuff Hunt.

Now, I will forewarn you, I did find the dress to be a bit short for my modest tastes. It’s definitely long enough to cover your assets… but I paired it with a set of leggings to suit me. You could certainly wear it alone, though!

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While I was at GAALL, I noticed an Easter Egg that was selling for only 1L as well, and realized it was part of the Easter Hunt… and was pleased to discover a trio of beautiful dresses inside! They are African inspired dresses with a mesh main dress in standard sizes, and Maitreya applier sleeves. I wore dress option 1 which is a really nice green design. There is also a blue print, and a black and white zebra print in the egg if you find it.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body and hands – Maitreya – Lara
Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Road
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Maholo Ring Womens

Outfit 1:
Outfit – Gaall – Mayfair outfit – Slink fit shoes included (1L Women’s Stuff Hunt Gift)
Leggings – ISON – Tova Leather Leggings in Snow
Pipe – Founded!! – [Since 1975] – Rouge Pipe in three colors (0L/FREE Women’s Stuff Hunt Gift)

Outfit 2:
Outfit – Gaall – Africa Mesh Bag – Dress option 1 (of 3) shown (1L for the Easter Hunt)
Shoes – Yobasha – Shalus Heels in Beige
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Sim Location – The Bizarre House

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