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Sweet April Showers

April Showers

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  While out on our evening jaunt that I mentioned in my last post, the pupster and I decided to check out the April Showers Hunt.  I am so glad we did because over at C!L Boutique, we discovered a gorgeous gown in a lovely soft teal shade, called “rain.”  Let me tell you, this stunner is well worth the small 1L price!

Ready for Dancing in the Rain

With an empire waist and a full length skirt, this frock will have you ready for formal events.  The bodice features a whimsical spiral design which draws the eyes upward to your bare shoulders.  If the evening is chilly or April showers begin to fall, don’t worry, because the generous designer tucked a cloak and a Victorian style umbrella into the package to shield you from the elements.  I opted not to wear them for my photo, but they add a vintage appeal to the outfit.   Also included (but not worn for my picture) a sheer veil can be worn over the skirt, which is quite pretty.  With classic and mesh body versions, this dollarbie hunt prize is a perfect addition to any girl’s wardrobe.  The April Showers Hunt runs until April 30th, and offers a myriad of prizes, all for 1L.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Caralisa

Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Collection

Gown:  C!L Boutique Empire Mesh Gown Rain (hunt prize for the April Showers Hunt – 1L)

Pose:  Apple Spice Poses

Sim:  Lost Town La Citta’ Perduta

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The Moon Sees Me

The Moon Sees Me
Hello Again Fab Free’rs! I have had such a mixed up day, nothing terrible, I just keep getting my schedule wrong. So I decided to retreat into my favorite alternate reality, Second Life, and share a few lovely free April group gifts with you. First, this witchy tube top from Oubliette. Then these kick ass unisex kicks from Versov.

The Top – Gleefully I picked up this “boob tube” top from Oubliette. It is black and reads “WITCH” across the chest. It’s the perfect warm weather top for the little witchy side of my personality. I love how cute it is on, not too tiny but still a tube top. To get your free copy head over to the Oubliette shop and join the Petite Mort & Oubliette group if you’re not already a member. The group is currently free to join, and there are multiple group gifts available.
Mesh Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Physique, Hourglass)

The Shoes – Run, don’t walk over to Versov and pick up these highly detailed unisex shoes. They are a free group gift at Versov, and the Versov group is free to join at this time. The shoes come in several male and female sizes, and have a color change hud that lets you pick between several preset colors for 9 individual parts of the shoe. I got the impression that the Versov group may not always be free to join, so don’t wait!
Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Male, Female), Signature, Slink (Male, Female), TMP (Male, Female), Unrigged, Aestethic

Here are the details, enjoy!

HairElikatira – [e] Janiah – Exclusives

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Skin – Essences  – Amber

Top – Oubliette– Witch Boob Tube – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 

Jeans – *COCO*_Gift_BoyfriendJeans(TealBlue) – Past Shiny Shabby Event Gift

Shoes – [VERSOV] JUMPOV – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 

Tattoos –  Nar Mattaru <Nar> Legend Tattoos

Pose w/Prop – Po^Z Bento- Crescent

Leather PoofBAZAR – Toronto-Leather pouf

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Speaking of Fae…

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Not long ago, I visited the Redeux event and showed off one of the free gifts I picked up in a post [here]. I’ve been unpacking boxes ever since. There are so many gifts that it seems I’ll be unpacking boxes for months! Luckily I managed to narrow down my findings to a few special ones to share with you. It’s not secret that I love roleplay and fantasy looks, so I was excited to put together a roleplay look for you. I helped it along with a group gift from a special store that you’ll want to pick up.

So versatile…

I stopped by Silvan Moon Designs to pick up the April Gift and discovered that the gift this month is really versatile. This little dress is a casual style that you could wear as a Boho dress if you were out-of-character, or you could doll it up with accessories to make a fae as I have done, or it has just enough of a traveler feel to create a gypsy. There are so many possibilities! The Silvan Moon Designs group has a one-time join fee of 500L, but you will get a quality gift each month to more than make up for the fee. This dress comes in sizes to fit Maitreya, Slink Original, and Slink Hourglass bodies.

Speaking of Fae…

So you know I revisited Redeux. I picked up my wings from Poet’s Heart. They are a beautiful pearlized shade of purple, draped in pearls. They include a color change hud for the pearls too! This is a free gift with your Redeux tag, and the Redeux gift is free to join.

What else?

What else did I get? I also nabbed some stone textures. A package of 18 really terrific ones to be exact. To get these, stop by the Timeless textures booth at Redeux and pick up the free gift there. You can see an example of one of the great looking textures behind me in these pictures.

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Oh and one more thing…

I LOVE this necklace by Steelhead Outfitters. It fits perfectly and is another free gift from Redeux. This is another one of those gifts that is perfect for roleplay or everyday wear either one. It also includes a color change hud that allows you to change the color of the cord and the circular pendant both separately for lots of versatility! And don’t forget that it’s free!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Dreamy
Wings – Poet’s Heart – Silvermoon Wings Quest (Free Group Gift/Group is free to Join/ @ Redeux)
Necklace – Steelhead Outfitters – Chakra Necklace (Free Group Gift/Group is free to Join/ @ Redeux)
Staff – May’s Soul – La Parca Staff RARE – old gacha item
Dress – Silvan Moon Designs – Rohanna of the Moors Dress Set Anemone (Free Group Gift/Group is 500L to Join)
Boots – The White Armory – Cheema D’ali Boots Set Brown

Background Texture – Timeless Textures – 18 Seamless Underground Light Timeless Textures Est 2/07 (Free Group Gift/Group is free to Join/ @ Redeux)

Sim Location – Private

Astrids Signature


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Butterfly Meadow

Butterfly Fields
Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I hope your week is going well.  Just like Aline in her post {here}, I would love to attend Coachella, but the closest I will get is this meadow in Second Life.   It’s not even remotely similar to a cacti-studded location, but I get my fill of the desert in real life, so it’s all good!  At least I can enjoy the meandering butterflies and spring temperatures in an adorable free shirt.

A Little Bit Boho

This white and pink peasant top from Ever An’ Angel features long, flowing sleeves, a striped midsection, and a cute column of buttons topped off  by a jaunty bow.  I love way the off-the-shoulder style allows me to soak up some sun rays, and the generous cut provdes freedom of movement.  I opted to pair the aptly named Coachella top with capris in a blush pink shade, but I could have easily created another fun look with jeans or a flowing maxi skirt instead.  This flexible piece can go from uber casual to dressy, depending on how you accessorize.  The gift package includes varieties for classic as well as mesh avatars.  Best of all, you can scoop it up as a free gift just for being a member of the Ever An’ Angel group.  There is a 100L cost to join, but this one time fee makes you eligible for this and future group gifts.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

As the sun has been setting behind me, the Pupster has started pacing back and forth.  He can only take so much of this sitting around, watching butterflies dance about.  This young whippersnapper is raring to go on his evening jaunt, so I’d better oblige.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Farryn

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Earrings:  Elemental Earth Designs Sweetheart Chandelier Earrings (75L on the Marketplace)

Top:  Ever An’ Angel Coachella Blouse (free group gift for Ever An’ Angel group – 0L/100L to join)

Pants:  Just Because Jen Capris

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Pose:  Entangled Poses

Sim:  Kaleidoscope Island

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Easter may be over, but…

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Easter may be over but the hunts haven’t ended. All the eggs have rotted! And there are still prizes to be found in them! Thankfully, 20 stores have banded together to create….. dun dun dun! The Rotten Egg Hunt! Each store has set out up to 5 gifts on the Rotten Egg Hunt Sim where you can hunt gifts to your heart’s content. The gifts range in price from 1L to 10L and all are of very high quality. I went over there and checked it out myself before all the eggs disappeared and came away with some great prizes. Don’t worry though, you have until April 28th!

Hunting down some rotten eggs…

I spent some time unpacking my gifts and found two favorites I wanted to share with you. First was this Latex Lingerie by Kawaii. It was only 5L and you’ll get the top in a plain version (shown) or a frills version (not shown) and it’s a fatpack of 8 colors on a color change hud. You’ll also get it for a several of body types.

Available body sizes:

  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Freya

The perfect tattoo

To finish off my look, hunt down the Madame Noir Secret 3 tattoo. This too was a 5L hunt egg. You’ll get a hud that includes Omega and Maitreya appliers as well as options for 75% and 50% opacity.

Happy Hunting!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Dare
Tatoo – Madame Noir – Secret 3 Tattoo (5L for the Rotten Egg Hunt)
Latex Lingerie – Kawaii – Whore + Lilly Outfit FatPack (5L for the Rotten Egg Hunt)

Sim Location – Terrademorte by Seven Days

Astrids Signature

 


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I Want to Send You Selfies

Sending Selfies
Hi There Fab Free! I’ve had some time to squeeze in a little quickie I think you’ll be excited about. I’m just going to jump right in, how hot are these boots?! Love showed them to me first, she knows my style so well! I of course snatched them up right away. They are the free April group gift at Gos Boutique. In the past the Gos Boutique has had a join fee, however it is free to join at this time. I have no idea how long it will be free-to-join either, so get these gorgeous boots for free while you can!

They come in quite a few sizes, and there’s a “spring” color change hud that lets you pick from quite a few springtime colors for the boot, a few separate colors for the sole, and a couple of metal tones for the hardware. I feel like maybe these will be a limited time offer, so don’t wait! I’m including a copy of the vendor ad below so you can see some of the other colors and get another look at the cool perforated pattern.

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

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – Clawtooth: Poseidon’s Gal (Bewitching Reds Pack)
Skin – Essences  – Amber
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Bodysuit – .epoch. bubble bodysuit / ugh
BootsGos Boutique – [Gos] Rihanna Perforated Boots – Spring – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Tattoos –  Nar Mattaru <Nar> Legend Tattoos
Body/Hands –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Bed – tarte. kendall bed
Backdrop – ::WetCat::&.:LEMON:. “Dawn” Backdrop
*Pose w/phone – FOXCITY. Slow Motion Bento Pose Set

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Laundry Day

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I swear Love never runs out of clothes. Just look at everything she found here, and here, and here! I – on the other hand – am a guy. And I wear my stuff until I’m down to nothing but socks and underwear for laundry day. So that’s how I ended up at the laundry mat in my socks and my skivvy’s. At least I get to do it Faaaaaabulously.

Doing Laundry…

If you want to pick up my skivvy’s you won’t even have to leave the house for the underwear. My briefs are a 1L Marketplace gift from Brah. Now these pink undies aren’t for every guy, but if you want to show a little LGBT pride, you might want to add these to your wardrobe! I can’t tell you what they say on the behind, you’ll just have to make sure your adult settings on marketplace are set and check them out for yourself and decide if you want to be… risky in your underwear choices. They only come in an applier for the Belleza Jake Body.

The Socks!

Head over to the TMD event and pick up these awesome FREE socks by Cold Ash! They are perfect for hanging out at the laundry mat or at home… or anywhere really. Along with a color change hud and 10 color choices…

You’ll get socks to fit:

  • Jake
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP

No Pain, No Gain

And oh yeah… hurry up and stop by the Bodyfy Event. Pru showed you some of the awesome gifts in her post here and Astrid showed you a gift here. I stopped by to check things out myself and picked up this great tattoo from Identity. It was painless really! Just click the buy button for 0L and the tattoo was mine!

You get fresh and faded applier layers for the following bodies:

  • TMP
  • Omega
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Belleza – Jake
Head & Eyes – Lelutka – Andrea
Head & Body Applier – Clef de Peau – Brock T7
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] – Blade Set Gold
Tatoo – Identity – Deep Recollections [Fresh&Faded] (Free @ the Bodyfy Event)
Underwear – Brah. – Pink Siss Briefs Applier Belleza Jake (1L on the Marketplace)
Socks – ColdAsh – Mens Mesh Basic Socks (Free Gift @ TMD Event)

Sim Location – Comhar Free Public Studio


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Envy

Envy
Oh Hello Fab Free’rs. It’s true, sometimes a lady just wants to feel sexy for no one other than herself. It’s a confidence booster. It helps to remind yourself that you are wonderful and beautiful just the way you are. I think this dollarbie nightie by Black Swan is perfect for when you just want to feel pretty. The style is such that it will look great on any body shape. Whether you wear it for yourself or for your significant other, this Marketplace dollarbie is a must have. It comes in dark emerald green trimmed with black lace like shown, ad there are a few mesh sizes.

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

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – Little Bones – Scope – Past Group Gift
Skin – [theSkinnery] Seinna – champagne
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Lingerie – ! Black Swan ! GIFT – Sweet Sin – GIFT – dark green – $1L on the Marketplace
Tattoos – Nar Mattaru <Nar> Legend Tattoos
Body/Hands –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

*Poses by Signature Poses

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Inspired

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Inspired…

Kat got all dolled up for a date night out and I was inspired to do the same, though I took my own spin on things since of course Kat and I have different styles. I found a couple of hunt items at Glitzz and also stopped by Redeux, which has just opened up and will be open until the 21st, to pick up free gifts!

Getting ready…

My dress from Glitzz, which could double as lingerie, includes panties and comes in a beautiful pearlized blue color with a lace hem and neckline and pearl shoulder straps. It’s sexy al la mode for sure. It only comes in Maitreya and Hourglass, but you might be able to do some fiddling to get it to fit your body type if you tried. For the price of 1L as part of the Honey Funny Bunny Hunt, it’s worth trying it out to see if this sexy number will fit your mesh body. It fit my Maitreya body like a perfect glove.

The choker.

My choker is a diamond masterpiece set in a gold setting. There is an included hud which allows you to change the setting to silver. There are two different chokers in the gift box … an unscripted version that is simply a pretty choker/necklace, and an open collar rlv version for those who want some adult risky play. This choker is a gift from Glitzz as part of the Evil Bunny Hunt and will only cost you 1L and a little hunting time.

Final Touches.

I wanted to add a little “sexy mystery” to my look and I found it at Redeux. This is the anniversary round, so not only are there lots of 25L items, 50% off items, and low price gachas, but there are also many many amazing free gifts. I picked up this lace mask by Viki with my free to join Redeux tag. There were free gifts at every booth though, so hurry over before the event ends on April 21st!

Mask appliers available:

  • Lelutka
  • Omega

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Besom – Kendall
Mask – Viki – Gift Lace Mask (Free Group Gift/Group is free to Join/ @ Redeux)
Choker – Glitzz – Diana Choker Gold (1L for the Evil Bunny Hunt)
Dress – Glitzz – Pearl Dress Blue (1L for the Honey Funny Bunny Hunt)

Sim Location – Luanes Magical World

Astrids Signature


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Fab Free Designer of the Week – 7Deadly Skins

7Deadly Skins Exterior
Hello hello Fab Free’rs! Real Life has got me away from my life in SL more than usual lately but today I have the fun of introducing this week’s Fab Free designer of the week, 7Deadly Skins. The 7Deadly Skins store is beautifully done and the landing point is as pretty as the skins the shop has to offer. Here you’ll find both male and female skins on multiple floors, and gifts for the guys as well as the ladies. Along with gifts there’s a sale currently going on, and you’ll find that 7Deadly Skins is participating in several events with opportunities to purchase their skins at event prices. As you enter the store you’ll find the group gift of the month for ladies and one for the gents behind the front desk. The 7Deadly Skins group has a one time join fee of 275 linden. Along with the monthly gifts, there are group only lucky boards, mini mania and more!
7Deadly Skins Events & Offers
The top photo shows the current group gifts for 7Deadly Skins members. You’ll want to be sure to check out the events area for all the current and up-coming events and offers. Also toward the back of the shop you’ll find the group Mini Mania, Midnight Mania boards, and Lucky Letters. There are also two Mini Mania boards marked as “no group” so even non 7Deadly Skins Group members can get in on the fun. Last but never least, you’ll find the free and exclusive gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members waiting for you in one of the boxes under the Saturday Sale sign. Don’t forget to wear your Fab Free group tag for this one. If you’re not already a Fab Free group member, you should be! The Fab Free group is free to join. Happy shopping Fab Free’rs!