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FabFree’s February 2017 “Love” Photo Challenge Ends in 3 Days!

February FabFree Photo Challenge

Just 3 Days Left!

The 2017 “Love” FabFree Photo Challenge ends February 28th, so there are just three days left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

Get Involved!

We already have some amazing photos in the contest. Why not take a look at the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool at some of the great entries so far?!

Then charge up your cameras and head out into the hearts, dancing, roses, or… whatever says “Love” (or “Love Stinks?”) to you and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between December 1st and December 31st. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Don’t Forget the Prizes!

This round of the photo challenge is being hosted by Carrie Snowpaw of Snowpaws Store who is generously providing the prizes! Be sure to support the creator this month and check out the store! If you win, you’ll get be getting one of two very generous prizes!

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Prize for the winner: $3,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from Snowpaws

Prize for the runner up: $1,500L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from Snowpaws

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date.
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On March 1st, (or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Your photo must have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title.

3. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
4. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!

 


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Collector’s Box

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The Collector strikes…

With the precision of a trained assassin, he strikes….
I forgot I had this sitting in my To-Do folder and wanted to get it out before I forgot about it while taking a weekend break. check out the CREATORS COLLECTION BOX for several free gifts at the vendor booths. I scored big at the Gabriel booth picking up the Stripe Rap Hoodie and the Twin Body Bag, both FREE gifts for just stopping by. I also picked up the FREE tattoo gift from the Universal Designs booth. The OneLifeOneDestiny Tattoo comes with the following appliers:

  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Standard Tattoo Layer

Enjoy your weekend be it SL or RL!

Carson is wearing…

Top: Gabriel – Stripe Rap Hoodie (FREE Gift @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX)
Accessory:Gabriel – Twin Body Bag (FREE Gift @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX)
Tatoo: *Universal Design* – OneLifeOneDestiny (FREE Gift @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX)

Pants: Gabriel – Boots-in Color Denim Pants $190 Featured @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX
Shoes: Gabriel – Strap Boots $190 Featured @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX

Accessory: A&D Clothing – Top Gun Retro Glasses (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Embody

Sim: Warehouse District

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Someone to Watch Over Me

Brooding

Tired and taking a rest…

I’ve been very busy the past week, that I’m just exhausted. So I’m slowing down and taking a little rest. Today’s look comes from HORR Menswear. The Tac-One Sweater is one of the great gifts that can be found for FREE on the Loving Kind Hunt 2. The sweater comes in Sizes XS_XL and for the following body types:

  • ADAM
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP

My little friend comes by way of  Pop Art. The Milk Shake Cat is a FREE group gift to members and the group is free to join. My pose, Watching You from ENIIPose is a couples pose (/me looks around) but was cute enough to do as a single. I picked this up in-store for just $25L. I’ll see you after a nice long rest. 🙂

Carson is wearing…

Sweater: HORR Menswear – Tac-One Sweater (FREE Loving Kind Hunt 2)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Pet: Pop Art: Milk Shake Cat (FREE Group Gift $0L/ $0L to join)

Pose: ENIIPose – Watching You $25L

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Wildest Dreams

Wildest Dreams

Say you’ll remember me

Have you ever had a song that gets stuck in your head? I’ve had a run in or three with those pesky earworms that make themselves right at home and refuse to leave (i.e The Song That Doesn’t End). Sometimes you’re unlucky and it’s the most inane ditty ever (i.e The Song That Doesn’t End) and other times it’s…Taylor Swift. I’ve had Wildest Dreams bouncing about the ol’ cranium for days now and it’s even inspired this post.

Standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset babe

Thankfully, I have the Fabulously Free in SL group gift list to fall back on and didn’t have to scour the grid in search of the perfect outfit to base this post around.  There’s more than one gorgeous (I wouldn’t just use the word ‘nice’ to describe them) dress on this list and what I’ve got to show you today is called Melania + Kamiri +. I don’t usually wear gowns, on account of not being able to quite pull them off besides, last time I tried someone got eaten, but this stunning number manages to detract from my chronic awkward penguin-ness by having not a few factors going for it. With its figure hugging cut and a slit in the skirt that goes right up to the hip on the left side, the Melania gown is perfect for those dramatic moments in (second) life. The way the material is gathered to the left puts to mind Grecian draped dresses as does its intricate gold trimming. Speaking of, the deep gold tones blend in nicely with the gown’s main shades of turquoise, giving it a stately feel. If I get around to visiting SL ballrooms or role-playing, this dress would certainly be my go to pick.

Sizing details:

  • Five standard mesh sizes (XS-XL)
  • Five Fitmesh sizes (XS-XL)
  • Additional Fitmesh sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink Physique and Hourglass bodies.

Included as well is a great alpha layer to help with the fitting of the dress. FabFree group gifts are as always available at no cost and you don’t have to spend any L to get your tag either. Visit this page {HERE} to get a low down on how to join up if you’re not already in the group.

Wildest Dreams (closer)

Red lips and rosy cheeks, say you’ll see me again

While makeup is great, accessories do play a part in augmenting your entire look. Once again I didn’t have to look very far for jewelry as the most fitting match came in the form of the Beloved Jewelry’s FabFree group gift. The peridot gemstones of this necklace and earrings set melds beautifully with the coloring of the Melania gown and I really like the leaf-like design on both pieces as it links up well to the flowery patterns of the gown’s golden trim. In the gift package, you’ll receive a pair of earrings as well as two versions of the necklace (one with a resizer script and one without). Permissions are set to copy so you’ll be able to make backups before embarking on any modifications. This lovely and finely crafted peridot set is free with your free group tag. If you’d like a closer look at the Peridot set, check out this post {HERE}

Even if it’s just pretend

And that’s a wrap. I have to find my way down the ground level with the sun in my eyes now. Maybe I’ll meet Mr ‘Tall and handsome as hell’ on my way down, or I could lag and face plant my way off this cliff. The latter’s more likely. See you guys later!
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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair– Moon Nameless (0L/Group Gift/100L group joining fee/Blogged by Pru {HERE})
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Earrings and Necklace – Beloved Jewlery Peridot Set (0L/Fabulously Free in SL group gift/No join fee required)
Dress–  + Kamiri + Melania (0L/Fabulously Free in SL group gift/No joining fee required)
Shoes – Reign Melrose Holiday Edition Heels (0L/Past Group Gift (still available)/250L joining fee)
Hands– Slink Casual
Feet– Slink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Nouvelles Adventures 

-Screams-


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Wind Surfer

Aesthetic 10

One more for the road…

I’m back in the Aesthetics body for one final look at The Springtime Aesthetics Hunt. My last look is from LeCock. The Springtime Denim Shorts and Tank Top is a cool look for the beach, the house or even out dancing. Be sure to check out the entire list of participating stores on the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt and remember that the hunt runs through the end of March.

And here is a list of all my posts from the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt:

While it has been fun to try a different look, I’m ready to “go back home”.   /me waves goodbye to Aesthetic Carson… It’s been fun!

Aesthetic Carson is wearing…

Outfit: LeCock – Springtime Denim Shorts and Tank Top (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Mesh Body: (NIRAMYTH) – AESTHETIC – Advanced Mesh Body – ENZO 1.8
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~* – Tanner Rigged-Mesh LOMG HAIR

Sim: Muscle Beach
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Country Life

Country Life

She said I could rez anything…

After I was allowed to decorate a corner of the house [Here],  it was then decided that my decorating skills would be put to better use outside…     While she was out, I got bored and decided to make the outdoor space a little more “me”. I found the perfect pose prop for the side yard. The Country Life Pose prop by Something New is a FREE group gift to members. This is a group pose, but Chester the goat (yes, there’s a goat wandering the property) ate the other two pose balls before I could gather some friends. The tractor and the sheep are included with this pose (you wouldn’t want Chester). The Something New group is FREE to join.

Late night online shopping…

Another sign of bordom is online shopping. I was told by more than one person I should check out this deal on the Marketplace from Polo Paul (the place my glasses came from, btw). The Alpha Outfit was a steal at just $44L. The Mesh Boots and Mesh Hardcore Jeans both come in sizes XS-XL and the Mesh Leather Jacket w/ Shirt comes in sizes S-L with two fitted sizes as well. I finished off the look by finding the Paper Coffee Cup by Indolent for $10L, also on the Marketplace. When she came home, I did my best model presentation gesture to the tractor and in return received a stern finger point to the man cave…

I need a bigger man cave….

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Polo Paul – Alpha Outfit ($44L  on the Marketplace)
Accessory: Indolent – Paper Coffee Cup ($10L on the  Marketplace)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Something New – Country Life (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)

Sim: Private

 

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Three Stores, Three Looks, Three Lindens

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Treasure trail…

While working my way through the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt I found a Treasure Hunt Box full of items (too numerous to show them all) at TRIMMER BAY. So along with some other hunt items, I thought I’d mix and match a few the gifts for some unique looks. I paired the TRIMMER BAY Rib Knit Anderson Blue Sweater and the Stewart Boxers out of the treasure box for a chilly morning, fresh out of bed look.

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Ripped and ready…

I found the Ripped off Tank Top at The Mesh (s)Hit and went back to the treasure box and pulled out the Metallic Sport Shorts another TRIMMER BAY gift. A nice look for working out or to remind you of that favorite shirt you just refuse to throw away…

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Appin muffins…

And the final look of the day is the CODED Stud Muffin Tee and the TRIMMER BAY Tartan Blue Stewart of Appin Boxers. The boxers come with a matching shirt, if you want to be all matchy-match with yourself. All theses gifts are just $1L each on the Spring Aesthetic Hunt.

Aesthetic Carson is wearing…

TRIMMER BAY – Aesthetic Treasure Hunt Box (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Including but not limited to…

  • Shirt: Rib Knit Anderson Blue Sweater
  • Shorts: Stewart Blue Boxers
  • Shorts: Stewart Blue Boxers
  • Shorts: Metallic Sport Shorts
  • Shorts: Tartan Blue Stewart of Appin Boxers

Shirt: The Mesh (s)Hit – Ripped off Tank Top (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Shirt: CODED – Stud Muffin Tee (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Mesh Body: (NIRAMYTH) – AESTHETIC – Advanced Mesh Body – ENZO 1.8
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~* – Tanner Rigged-Mesh LOMG HAIR

Sim: Recouster

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The Evolution of a Hipster

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A box and a box of smokes…

Serena messaged me and told me I was cray cray if I didn’t get down to The Hipster Fair as there were plenty of gifts to be had (and even a few gifts for guys). I popped on over and boy was it … PINK! Once I got used to the color scheme, I started going from store to store looking for the green mustaches for the guy gifts. I managed to find a few dollar gifts to make a couple of amazeball hipster looks to show you. The NIDOLO XIV Outfit can be picked up at the ARTIZANA booth for just $1L. This three-piece outfit consists of the mesh suit pants, mesh shirt w/ tie and mesh suit vest. The look is versatile as the vest and shirt can be worn separately. My Hipster Glasses are a $1L gift from KIB Designs. They come in both male and female versions and can be worn on your face or on the top of your head.

Tired of Walkman around…

I also found the Adam Sweater at the Trashed booth. This $1L gift comes in the standard XS-XL sizes and is a great casual look. The Classic Spring Camo Sneakers by The Man Cave is a FabFree goup gift that was previously shown [HERE]. My poses are by Image Essentials. The Evolution of a Hipster poses can be had at the Hipster Fair out of a gacha machine for just $50L per turn. You won’t be devo ‘cos you’re heaps povo with theses cheap gifts.

Hipster 2

Carson is wearing….

Outfit: :: ARTIZANA :: NIDOLO XIV @ The Hipster Fair  (Gift $1L)
Shirt: Trashed – Adam Sweater @ The Hipster Fair  (Gift $1L)
Accessories: KIB Designs – Hipster Glasses @ The Hipster Fair (Gift $1L)
Shoes: The Man Cave – Classic Sneakers Spring Camo (FREE FabFree Group Gift – Pay 1L – 1L refunded)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Poses: Image Essentials – The Evolution of a Hipster @ The Hipster Fair (Gacha – $50L per pull)

Sim: Shadow Land

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Gaming therapy

Gaming therapy

It’s been a long, long day.

The type of day where all I look forward to is getting home, kicking off my shoes and popping in the first game within reach. Some days I dither about in large open world sandboxes or participate in cover based shooting or just appreciate the graphic epic-ness that is the summons in Final Fantasy 15. Whatever it is, it’s nice to stop ‘adulting’ for a while just as it’s always nice to find (free) merchandise in Second Life that harkens back to my gaming roots.

A gamer’s needs:

Headset to listen to epic game music with plus operating mic so that you can banter and/or yell at teammates (can we please try not to aggro the giant horned fanged thing 300 levels higher than us?!)  during multiplayer…Check. Snacks…Check. Console controller…Check. Granted I wouldn’t usually wear such a thing around my neck but if it did come in a cute necklace version like the one from .{PSYCHO:Byts}. pictured above, I’d probably be the first in line. Speaking of .{PSYCHO:Byts}. and cute, quirky gamer themed accessories the headset, pixel lollipop, and controller necklace is all part of the Gamer’s Heart set that is out from .{PSYCHO:Byts}. (can’t you tell that I’m having fun typing out the name of this store?) for the XOXO Hunt. These beautifully crafted accessories are unisex (there’s a longer version of the necklace for men) and permissions are set to copy and modify so that you’ll be free to make as many copies as you want before adjusting the position and size of these accessories to your avatar. Truth be told I converted this set when I first saw it on the prize list and it was a stroke of good luck that I manage to snag it for free. For more on how to get in on the fun that is the XOXO Hunt take a peek at my post {HERE}.

Etched in your skin.

Another prize that I badly wanted and was lucky enough to get on my second round of the XOXO Hunt is the Lovesick tattoo from Songbird. It’s been a while since I’ve indulged in some body art and these beautifully detailed hearts shaped facial tattoos is not only a good way to dive back into that but is great for keeping in step with the season. I love how it looks freshly etched into the skin, with some of the larger hearts leaving red trail marks on the skin. The gift package includes the classic tattoo layer as well as an Omega applier that can be used for all mesh heads that are compatible with the Omega System. If you want to learn more about the Songbird store there’s also a helpful all in one customer hud included with the prize as well. As with all gifts in the XOXO hunt, you can either win this great prize for free or purchase it from the vendor for 50L. The XOXO Hunt is running until the 25th of this month.

And that’s a wrap. I’m going to see if my gear’s up to snuff to finish off this Leshen. Catch you later guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- Deluxe Body Factory (Past Valentine’s Day Gift)
Hair – Lock and Tuft Tegan (Past FLF)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Tattoo Songbird Lovesick (0L or 50L for the XOXO Hunt)
Accessories –  .{PSYCHO:Byts}. Gamer’s Heart Set (0L or 50L for the XOXO Hunt)

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private Location

-Screams-


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Military Fatigue

Aesthetic 6

Jungle Fever…

I’ve been stationed here for months. The heat and humidity (not to mention the bugs) are about to drive me crazy. Luckily, I can get out of my uniform and into my skivvies from Emmalena Damour Designs. The Olive Drab  Military PT Uniform is one of the many $1L hunt gifts on the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt. This gift is made the following body types:

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Signature
  • Slink
  •  and also available in sizes XS-XL

The shirts is put on with an applier for that form-fitting feel. The Springtime Aesthetics Hunt runs through March 31st. Happy hunting!

Aesthetic Carson is wearing…

Outfit: ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs – Military PT Uniform Olive Drab (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Mesh Body: (NIRAMYTH) – AESTHETIC – Advanced Mesh Body – ENZO 1.8
Hair: Exile: Better Days

Sim: Whiterock Beach

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