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Frolicking in color

Frolicking in Color

This swirl of color caught my eye at the Fasiontropic event and when I saw the 7L price tag I couldn’t leave this deal behind. The event only runs til July 30th so you need to hop skip and jump on over and snap up this lovely !:Lyria: Mea mesh maxi dress right away.

 

Feeling very in the mood for color today when I saw this FREE face make-up from Madrid Solo I knew it was worth doing the Body Art hunt that runs til July 31 to get it. I will warn this item has been hidden well and may take you a bit of looking. Because of this I am going to give the provided hint which is “between good and evil” plus a bit of an extra hint from me :) You are looking for a purple ink bottle, dig deep down into something of the same color.

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I am off to frolic in color til next Saturday when I will have more goodies for you!

Come frolic with me, here is how:

Dress: !:Lybra: – Mea (Fashiontropic event) ends on July 30th FREE

Face make-up: Madrid Solo -Weird Carnivale Body Art Hunt ends on July 31st FREE

Jewelry: Secret Love Past GG – Simple Elegance (FREE group join & 3 new FREE GGs with color huds currently out)

Hair: Truth – Neria brown

Skin: Glam Affair – Coral – Jamacia

Shoes: N-core Slingbacks special offer fatpack

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FabFree Designer of The Day – 07/24/15 – Shey

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Shey Funda Jacket Set (free group gift / 0L / free to join) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Baroque%20Springs/144/196/23

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers.

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL Xmas in JulyWe’re starting to wind down to the end of July, and there are a whole bunch of hunts ending on the 31st that you probably want to get in on. There is no shortage of themes… sun, cats, explosions, tea, vikings, and yes… even Christmas. That’s right… Christmas. Just have a look at the hunts in this report if you don’t believe me.

Soooo… you should be able to find a hunt that’s just right for you. Just peruse the list and click on the hunt names that sound interesting. You’ll be well on your way to stuffing your inventory full of free (or nearly free) stuff.

New to hunting? Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

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Fab Free Designer of the Day – 07/23/2015 – Living Vintage Couture

LVC Bubbling Love Group Gift AD

Pick up this cute mesh dress for FREE at Living Vintage Couture! Just wear your LVC group tag. The LVC group is 25 lindens to join.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aloha%20Village/100/201/21

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers.

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Your Place Or Mine?

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Hello Fabulouses!  A new round of Cosmo Sales Room has begun and with that they have two new free group gift available for visitors!  When you join the free Cosmo Sales Room inworld group you can obtain the couples animated Bee Designs Kahili Day Bed and also the decorative Cinphul Lavende Pot.  Both items are copy and modifiable as well as low prim.  Be sure to check out all of the goodies in this round.  I know I found several things I liked a lot!

My mega foxy Gau Maxi Dress is a free subscribe gift at Loovus!  It comes in a stunning shade of midnight blue and has a very sexy low back.  This is a mesh creation including sizes from XS – XL.  If this dress was not already sent to you, you can join and check the history for the gift.

Enjoy your evening!

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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin
Head Applier – League Luna
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee

 Hair – Elikatira Fiona  (featured @ Cosmo Sales Room)
Dress – Loovus Gau Maxi – Reflect (free subscribe gift / 0L)
Pose by BellePoses  (featured @ Cosmo Sales Room)
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Build – Cinphul Pluto II Skybox (featured @ Cosmo Sales Room)
Lounger – Bee Designs Kahili Day Bed (free group gift / 0L / free to join @ Cosmo Sales Room)
Lavender Pot – Cinphul Lavende Cosmo Gift (free group gift / 0L / free to join @ Cosmo Sales Room)

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Gettin’ Casual with Around the Grid and Hair Fair.

Well, well..look at this. It’s Thursday already!! My week is going by so quickly, I almost missed it. LOL. Just kidding. I would never miss my Thursday blog post, especially with the goodies I have to show off today. I think you all will love them.

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Let’s start with some Around the Grid 3 hunt prizes. First, let me refresh your memory of how this hunt works. At each location there are 2 hunt prizes, and both are the same. The catch is, 1 is set at L$25 and is placed right at the hunt sign, and the other is only L$1 and you have to actually hunt for it. So for those of you who get fed up with hunting…you can still get some great prizes for cheap! Love it! OK, my first hunt prize to tell you about, is my super casual, yet totally fun tank top and jeans from Wicked, called Nina. Both pieces are mesh, and in the standard sizes. I really love the detailing of the beads on the straps of the top (although I did not manage to get an up close picture of that…oops!), and the fit of these jeans…amazing! I just know I am going to get a lot of wear out of both of these pieces.

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I have 2 other Around the Grid hunt prizes to show off, and they nicely fit in the same picture! First is the Grind My Gears unisex bracelet and ring set. These came from Mesh Glam, and I really like the steampunk vibe they have, yet they do not look out of place with my casual look. Both pieces are resizable, so almost everyone will be able to wear them. Oh, and when SL was being…well, SL, I contacted Mesh Glam’s owner, βєνιn Яaνєηscℓaω, with my issue, and she helped me out right away! Big shout-out for great customer service :) The second prize in that picture is my cute flowery manicure. My SLink applier mani and pedi are courtesy of Reject. The colour combinations are so pretty, I had a hard time deciding which to use. In hind sight…I could have had a different colour for each finger! Dang, why didn’t I think of that before taking my pictures. Oh well…at least you all have this idea now!

There are lots of other great stores involved in this hunt, and if you’d like a preview of the other prizes, take a look at their blog HERE. Oh, and you have loads of time, as this hunt runs until September 30th.

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Next to show off, 2 more Hair Fair gifts! Man I love Hair Fair, especially when there are free gifts to be had. My lovely rigged mesh Catherine hairstyle is from a new to me store, Murray. This classic swept back and long hair comes in almost every colour imaginable, and I just love how it drapes down the back. Now, it did not come with a hairbase, and you don’t really need one, but I enjoy having that bit of extra hair around my hairline, so I almost always wear one. To get my look, I layered the black hairbase from elua’s Hair Fair gift on top of  a much darker Wasabi Pills black hairbase. I really like the effect.

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The other Hair Fair gift is one of the few non-hair related gifts available. This great, rustic looking mesh tote bag is the gift from sYs. It is rigged, but comes with 2 sizes for the straps, giving you a little more leeway with shirts that might be a little fuller in the chest area :) As soon as I put it on, I wanted to run down to a Farmer’s Market, or some place similar, and fill it up with fresh fruits and veggies. Seriously! I love when an item so easily paints a picture in my head.

Alrighty, I have one more thing to mention. Were you wondering about my pretty skin in all of my pictures? Well, wonder no more. It is this months group gift from WoW Skins, Stella. I am so in love with the ever so simple makeup on Stella, just a hint of pink to the lips. She comes in all skin tones, so no matter your preference, there is a tone for you. The gift is free for all group members, but there is a L$350 join fee. I should mention though, that while Stella alone is well worth this fee, there is also a box of a bajillion past group gifts right beside her. OK, maybe not a bajillion..but a whole lot! So that L$350, is a steal.

So, was I right? Are you all just ready to scamper off and grab all the goodies I’ve shown you? I know you are, how could you pass them up? LOL. So, I will let you all get to it, and take my leave. Until next Thursday, TTFN!


What is Calle showing you…

Tank Top and Jeans – WICKED * Nina – Tank Top & Jeans (L$1 or L$25 gift for the Around The Grid Hunt)
Bracelet and Ring – ~Mesh Glam~Unisex Grind My Gears Silver Ring&Bracelet(L$1 or L$25 gift for the Around The Grid Hunt)
Tote Bag – [sYs] CABA bag (fitted mesh wider bridle) (free gift @ Hair Fair)
Shoes – fri. – Nadya.Sandals (Coconut) – Slink
Mani and Pedi – REJECT Slink Polish  ATG3 Gift (L$1 or L$25 gift for the Around The Grid Hunt)
Skin – .::WoW Skins::. V2 Stella GG JULY 2015 (free group gift/L$350 to join)
Hair – MURRAY- Catherine Hairstyle / Black 01 (free gift @ Hair Fair)
Hairbase – Combination of +elua+ hairbase_HF gift1 (part of the free gift @ Hair Fair) and /Wasabi Pills/ Hairbase – LONG – Night shadow
EyesIKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and FeetSLink

Poses – Kirin Poses – Maki Pose Pack and Nina Pack

Main Photo Location – Stonehaven Maine

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The Future of FabFree

Hello Fabulous Readers, Group Members and Designers,

If you have been keeping up with the blog posts, you may be aware I have just returned from a two week vacation enjoying some sunny R&R.  During that much needed down time, it has come clear to  me that I while I have been busy organizing FabFree, I have been denying myself some of the things that I enjoy in that crazy thing called “real life”, but also within Second Life as well.  This decision is something I have been considering for a few months, however I had been so hectic with a busy RL and a busy SL that I hadn’t really taken the time to sit down and hash it out properly.  I just kept on going to keep up with everything.

It is with bittersweet sentiment that I have decided as of July 31st,  I will be stepping down from my FabFree organizing duties to give myself more freedom.  I do plan to continue logging inworld to “play” and will continue blogging, but on a lighter basis.

Despite the fact that organizing FabFree literally fell into my lap after the departure of our previous organizer, Renee Lowenhart, it has been my  pleasure to have had the opportunity to lead (with MUCH help of the team members) such a “fabulous” organization since December 2012. It is, however…  time for someone else to take the reigns and bring FabFree into it’s 8th year in Second Life.  It is with great relief and excitement that as of August 1st –  Prudence Rexroth, currently FabFree Blogger Manager with nearly two years with FabFree will be stepping up as the new Fabulously Free in SL organizer, and Julianna Seriman who has been blogging with us since November 2014 will be assisting her as Co-Organizer.  I have all the confidence in the world that these two ladies will bring fantastic things to FabFree in it’s next phase.

I cannot express enough how thankful I am to all of the bloggers, group moderators, designers and helpers that have been such a huge support to FabFree and myself over the last two and a half years.  It takes a small army to run FabFree and it wouldn’t have been possible without you.  It has been my pleasure to work beside you, sharing ideas – and for the friendships that have developed  along the way (that I intend to keep, btw!) ;).  Thank you also to those who support FabFree by reading the blog or joining our inworld group.  It may seem like an easy job for you, but it means a whole lot to me that you are part of FabFree!

With this news, the designer application process will be closed until September 1st so that our new management can familiarize themselves with the new routine.

Thank you all for your understanding!  If you have any questions, please contact me inworld.

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No Passport Needed

Hello again, FabFree Dear ones! I don’t know about y’all but I need a vacation! Taking eighty or so days to trapse around shopping at fabulous stores and collecting great prizes sounds like just the thing.

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My first stop on the “Around the Grid in Eighty Days” Hunt was at Nerdy Girl. I am absolutely in love with this dress! I spent a large part of my collage age years in Oklahoma and route 66 runs right through there. I have very fond memories of cruising the ‘mother road’ through the back country and stopping at funky little diners and dives along the way. The ‘Vintage Summer Road trip ‘ dress would have been the perfect get up to cruise around in! It comes in all the standard sizes and the little bow at the waist is optional.

I had to have hair that would ‘flow’ in the breeze as I drive so I stopped at Kokolores’ shop at the Hair Fair and picked up their free gift – Ash . It comes in a very nice variety of colors and is unisex. I’m thinking it would look tres smexy on some of you guys out there who rock the longer hair.

As my real life BH  ( That’s Beloved Husband ) will tell you: I never travel light. Poor guy is pulling out his hair trying to pack everything for our move as it is.  Annnyway, Park Place Home Decore has set out the sleek three piece luggage group for us as part of the Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt. It comes loaded with 22 poses for guys and gals. It’s just the thing to pack up your souvenirs from the trip!

The Hair Fair only lasts until July 26! That’s just a few more days, so if you need hair ( and who doesn’t??) go support the Wigs for Kids charity and grab some marvelous free gifts.

The Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt runs all the way till September 30th!

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic nail HUD
Ears – Aitui
GlassesAmala – Smitten Kitten Sunglasses
Pose w/ suitcase – .click. – World traveler – (25L per play Gacha in mainstore)

Dress – Nerdy Girl – Vintage Summer Road Trip – (1L prize Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt)

Hair – Kokolores – Ash – (Free/0l/Hair Fair free gift)  in the Brunette Sim

3 piece Luggage set – Park Place Home Decore – (1L prize for Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt)

 

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Totally Wigging Out At The Hair Fair!

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The Hair Fair. Guys, unless you live in a cave (if you do, I am coming over to watch ESPN and drink beer) you know it’s a big deal on Second Life. All month there has been a traffic jam as avies crowded, pixel against pixel, to see what the best hair creators on Second Life had to show off, and what freebies they set out to lure us in. Well, now things have gotten a bit less crowded and the level of lag is much more comfortable, so it’s a great time for us guys to go have a look. Most of the free items available at Hair Fair are for female avies, but there are some male and unisex hairs offered plus a hat or two for you to discover. Finding quality male hair as a freebie is quite a challenge, so I wouldn’t miss an opportunity like this if I were you.

My favorite men’s item I found at The Hair Fair this year is offered as a FREE gift from Exile @ Hair Fair. Part of the Jack And Jill Hair Fair Gift, Jack is a stylish modern cut with the top of the head covered by a mesh piece, and the sides and back covered by a hairbase. A unique aspect of this hairbase is that it is offered in 3 hues, and you may manually tint all three of them to get just the match you are looking for. On my avy, I resized the top mesh portion a bit smaller until I got the look I wanted. This is a fatpack and has tons of colors offered in a hud based system. Exile @ Hair Fair gives you everything you need to get it looking perfect for your avi. That’s extraordinary for a FREE men’s hair.

I, much like many guys on Second Life, wear black often. By often, I mean all the time and in every shade imaginable! That’s why I grinned ear to ear when I saw this denim shirt and jacket set from Tori’s Stylez at Retail Therapy! Yes, that is a bit of fuchsia, Fabbies, but no worries. It won’t bite. The Ewan SE- Fuchsia Black Jacket & T-Shirt is a brilliant bit of color while catering to our very masculine addiction to black. Tori’s Stylez at Retail Therapy offers this one-piece garment in five sizes for easy fitting. It is a 10L hunt prize on The Summer Hunt 2015. You are looking for a very small brightly colored star. This is a darned fine looking hunt prize, I hope you enjoy it.

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* Guitar and in my case musical talent not included *

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Another fantastic FREE gift at The Hair Fair is this long hair offering from Asset @ Hair Fair! The Miracle Hair comes in a fatpack of colors and uses a hud system to change them. Also worth noting: it comes with a set of six head alphas to help make your head invisible under the hair. It is an interesting way to handle that, and I think I will probably be able to use the alphas on other outfits as well. So, it’s a great bonus feature! The hair itself is mesh and has a true rock and roll look! So much so, that once I had it on, I had to run out and buy a guitar! The fit on my head shape took a bit of fiddling to perfect, and I like to wear a hairbase as well, so I added one under it for a finishing touch. If you like long hair this is a must pick up!

I could have worn black leather, but I knew you would be expecting it now that I am a rock star. I decided to switch it up with a very nice FREE Group gift jacket from SZD Fashion. The Leather Jacket in Light Brown caught my eye not simply for the brown tones in it, but rather for the distinct olive tones. The overall texture appears dark but look closer. You will see the nicely balanced tones are very pleasing and give you a wide range of color options when matching it with your other clothes. Another surprising feature of this jacket is that you get it in two sizes of Fitmesh! I don’t have much Fitmesh yet, but this jacket fit me perfectly when I slipped it on. Kudos to SZD Fashion for making a great fit easy!

It has been quite a fun day, from the hustle and bustle of a very successful Hair Fair event, to getting so excited over a FREE hair that I bought a guitar and nearly went on tour! Oh! Time to start saving for a tour bus! Have fun everyone and since I rarely tell you this, then I should say it again: Thank you for letting me do what I love at a level I always aspired to. Take care and see you on the grid.—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Jack Hair – Exile @ Hair Fair Jack Hair from the Jack & Jill Hair Fair Gift  (FREE/Hair Fair Gift)

Fuchsia & Black Combo – Tori’s Stylez at Retail Therapy Ewan SE- Fuchsia Black Jacket & T-Shirt  (10L/The Summer Hunt 2015)

Black Jeans – Lyrieal’s Boutique Black Jeans
Eyes – IKON IKON Charm Eyes – Brown
Skin – Belleza Mathieu

The Miracle Hair – Asset @ Hair Fair Miracle Hair Fatpack (Long Hair)  (FREE/Hair Fair Gift)

Denim Jacket – SZD Fashion Leather Jacket in Light Brown (W/ Olive Tones)  (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

GUITAR! – GCD Musical Instruments GCD – SG Guitar v2.2(Black)
Urban Baggy Pants – Nevermore Designs Unisex Dark Green Leather Baggy Pant
Eyes – IKON IKON Charm Eyes – Brown
Skin – Tellaq Saint

 

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Fashion Safari

Fashion Safari

As a teen I had day-dreams of one day becoming a runway model. I didn’t want fame. I just wanted to stomp down that runway wearing something awesome with fierce hair and makeup! This ensemble is exactly the sort of look I imagined wearing. Lucky for us, the look and feel of this fierce fashion can be had without a fierce price tag.

Starting from top to bottom, this sleek stylish up-do is a FREE gift by Blues Hair at the Hair Fair. The style called “Lunaire” comes in a fatpack so there’s certain to be a shade that suits everyone. The Hair Fair ends in just a few days, so don’t miss out on this amazing FREE gift!

You’ll have to check out the photo below to get a better look at these other-worldly eyes Pru has in. They are a dollarbie by Pulcino at the Okinawa Summer Festival. The eyes come in system layers, and include mesh attachments. There is also a green version included with the “blue” version shown. While you’re at the Pulcino booth at the Okinawa Summer Festival, check out the manicure Pru is wearing. You can get it for just 45 lindens for the duration of the festival. I like the metallic look with the vibrant color and tiny anchor detail. I love nautical themed  items for summer! Don’t wait on this one, the Okinawa Summer Festival ends July 23rd.

Now I know you’re curious about this fierce eye-makeup. This masked look is courtesy of SlackGirl. Called “Imperia” the eye-shadow set is the current FREE group gift at SlackGirl. The gift includes a palate with several variations of this style, each with the exotic red mask. The makeup comes in system layers and a Lelutka head applier. The SlackGirl group is FREE to join. To get your gift, wear your SlackGirl tag and click the pink gift box in the center of the room at the landing point.

This great dress is one of five Summer Hunt prizes at More Than Ever. This along with four other prizes are just 10 lindens each, you’ve just gotta hunt for them! I love the cut and style of this dress, I think it’s cute on and it wears well. It’s the fifth of the five Summer Hunt prizes at More Than Ever. Happy Hunting!

To go with the dress from More Than Ever, I picked up the current FREE group gift at Finesmith. The most recent group gift at Finesmith is this gorgeous gold bracelet in a honeycomb design with a detailed honey bee accent. I thought the bracelet went perfectly with the gold belt that is part of the dress. The Finesmith group is FREE to join, and there are several previous group gifts still available.

Completing the outfit are these unique heels from EB Atelier. Also a FREE group gift, these gold and black heels are meant for Slink High feet. Like the bangle from Finesmith, I think the gold details in these shoes ties in perfectly with the gold belt on the dress. The EB Atelier group is FREE to join. Just wear your group tag and head to the EB Atelier main location to pick up these fun heels. The gift is located on the lower level.

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Blues. Lunaire – FATPACK – FREE Gift @The Hair Fair 

Skin – Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Tecla Mermaid – Asia 06 – Currently @Collabor88

Head – Lelutka – Aria

Eyes – *pulcino eyes “Rain arch”(Blue) – 1 L @Okinawa Summer Festival 

Eye-makeupSlackGirl – ::SG:: SlackGirl Gift Imperia Eyeshadow – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Body –  Maitreya – Lara

DressMore Than Ever – Anodized Dress – Red over Blue – 10 L Summer Hunt Prize

Bracelet – FINESMITH HONEYCOMB BRACELET – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Hands – Slink – Casual & Elegant 1

Manicure/Pedicure – *pulcino* slink applier [Cygnus] – 45L @Okinawa Summer Festival (ends 7/23)

Shoes – EB Atelier – CORA Sandals group gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Feet – Slink – High

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