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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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Fab Free Designer of the Day – 07/20/2015 – Secret Love

{Secret Love} Chic Necklace - group gift

Pick up this Fab necklace for FREE at Secret Love. The Secret Love group is FREE to join.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tahuna%20Bay/97/158/1500

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

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Dusty Rose

Hello hello, my FabFree dears! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. Mine has been particularly crazy as we get ready to move. But in amidst the boxes and packing I had to get my freebie fix!

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I don’t know how long this very generous gift will be out, so if you like the look hurry down to Encore.

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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 + Mid Feet + Basic HUD
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
Hair Clawtooth – Lady Lulu
Pose GlamRus – Candy

Dress + Shoes – Encore – Priscilla – (Free/0L/free gift for all)

LocationSarawak

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Belle and Pearls Are a Girl’s Best Friends

We probably all remember the song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” I remember thinking: “But diamonds are hard and why do boys get dogs?!” Because dogs were man’s best friend — what was up with that? Life was so unfair! Well MINA @ the Hair Fair, Belle Epoque and Empyrean Forge are here to save the day with outstanding fashion (as usual!) to make up for all the insanity!

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I had spent a hard day’s work braving Hair Fair, where I picked up this amazing FREE gift from MINA @ the Hair Fair called Selenia. This gift is only available in Grey tones (which was fine by me as it fits my roleplay character (a glass fae) just perfectly! But it would also be terrific for mature looks or even in the very lightest shade to pass for a platinum blonde.

The great thing is that this is one of those second chance gifts! You first saw this hair HERE where it was blogged as an amazing find by Love Trill at The Arcade Gacha! So if you missed it then, now it’s available for a second go ’round!

My next stop was a quick jump to Belle Epoque for their amazing FREE group gift which is perfect for any roleplayer’s wardrobe and can be worn as is — or over the top of system clothes or applier clothes for more modesty if desired. The group is FREE to join and the gift is FREE as well. It is fully mesh in all the standard sizes, and includes three great colors (I’m only showing you the green but there is also a beautiful blue and a fabulous brown shade inside the package as well!).

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I had decided that the evening now called for a little relaxation, which meant I headed home to sit by the fire and did the rest of my shopping via the marketplace where I was thrilled to discover that one of my favorite designers — Empyrean Forge — is spoiling us all with a special promo! A 1L giftie of their Contessa ring in either a lustrous white or sexy black pearl option (depending upon which way you go)!

This is great because you can give it as a gift to a friend as well if you like. I finished my look off with a lovely manicure set by alaskametro in a french silver finish for slink hands. The applier kit is on the Marketplace and has a great palette choice of 25 colors for only 25L. That’s a hard deal to beat for such a great color set!

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In case you were wondering, yes I did splurge. With all the mullah I saved on my other goodies for this get-up, I did buy the jewelry that matches the Contessa ring! Empyrean forge is offering a lovely matching necklace and matching bracelet and with a color change hud, each with two metal choices, and 12 gemstone finishes. I just couldn’t resist!

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Here’s the details!

Skin – -Glam Affair – Elvi – Fairy

Eyes – Ikon Hope Starfall

Hair – MINA @ The Hair Fair – Selenia (Hair Fair gift – FREE)

Hands – Slink

Manicure and Pedicure – alaskametro<3 metallic pack nail polish – Neutral/Silver (25L on the Marketplace)

Dress – Belle Epoque Dana (0L Group Gift/0L to join)

Jewelry – Empyrean Forge Contessa Ring – Pearl (1 L on the Marketplace); also available in Black (1L on the Marketplace); matching jewelry available from the same creator at their Marketplace Store.

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Hello Sunshine

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Hello Fab Free’rs I have another of the Hair Fair gifts to share with you along with a lovely group gift from !Soul. I adore this hair style by Wasabi Pills. This style is a FREE gift at the Hair Fair, and comes in this lovely shade of blonde with blue ends. The chic headband has a color change hud so you can coordinate it with different outfits. The Hair Fair ends July 26th so don’t forget to stop by.

!Soul recently put out this cute summery maxi dress as one of their many FREE group gifts. The !Soul group is FREE to join. This great dress is fully mesh and comes in standard mesh sizing. It would be perfect for any casual summer gathering. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend, this dress and I are going to go find something fun to get into!

Before I go, I also want to tell you about this great nail color from ZOZ. I’m wearing it with my ZOZ Nails and Slink hands, but it’s available for Slink nails and Maitreya nails also. This sandy metallic color is part of a beach inspired nail palate by ZOZ available at The Dressing Room Fusion for just 70 lindens. The set includes 9 total shades in gorgeous liquid metal beachy blues and sandy hues. You can get them until July 31st at TDRF.

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ Pepper – Sorbet – FREE Gift @The Hair Fair 

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

Head – Lelutka – Aria

Dress – !Soul – Bolero Mesh Dress – Blue – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Hands – Slink – Casual & Elegant 1

Nails – -{ZOZ}- Mesh Nails

Manicure  – -{ZOZ}- Beach Metals – 70L @TDRF

Feet – Slink – High

Shoes – REIGN.– BREAK-UP PUMPS

*Poses by Imeka & An Lar

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Into the depths of the sea

Finally… the weekend! Hello again, FabFree Folks, I hope your weekend is going well in SL and RL. I hope you’re making time for some of the great new Hunts going on all over the grid. I plunged into the Atlantis Hunt this weekend and I found some lovely prizes to show you.

Into the depths of the seaFirst up, this is the ‘Claire Dress in Ocean’ from Wicked. This is a deceptively simple dress but it’s very sleek and elegant without being fussy or formal. I love the ombre dye look and the color is so lovely.  Even though the dress has a higher neckline, it makes the perfect back drop for the ‘Atlantis’ necklace from Never Ever. This is a unisex prize though it does come in two sizes for gals and guys.   Lastly, I’m wearing the ‘Atlantis – Silver’ for SLink nails from La Boheme. You get both the mani and pedi with both silver and gold accents. Atlantis Collage

There are thirty eight stops on the 0L Atlantis Hunt and there is a very nice variety of prizes for men, women and the home.  This Hunt runs until July 31st so don’t delay!

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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
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
PoseShi.S
HairTruth – Abigail

DressWicked – Claire in Ocean – (Free/0L/prize for the Atlantis Hunt)

NecklaceNever Ever – Atlantis necklace – (Free/0L/prize for the Atlantis Hunt)

NailsLa Boheme – Atlantis Silver – (Free/0L/prize for the Atlantis Hunt)

Location – Sarawak

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Welcome to My Garden

Hair Fair Gifts

The Hair Fair has started and let me just say this now, the gifts are F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!! The dress Pru has on is the FREE Hair Fair gift from ISON and it’s so cute, I kinda don’t want  to take it off. I love the detail of the straps and collar, even the shirt tails sticking out the bottom. I also think the floral pattern is just gorgeous. This dress is fully mesh and comes in options for Maitreya wearers, as well as standard mesh sizes with alpha layers. Additionally, it includes a color change hud to change the floral pattern from pinks, to blues, or grey scale.

Speaking of gorgeous, this hairstyle from Olive is absolutely gorgeous on. It is another of the many FREE gifts to be had at this year’s Hair Fair. The gift from Olive comes in this Noir shade, as well as an equally pretty “Satin” shade of blonde. The gift also includes a “bewbies” version of each shade, so the bustier ladies can easily wear the style without hassle.

The Hair Fair will be going on until July 26th, so there’s just about a week left to get your goodies and check out all the fantastic new styles the designers have out. Not to mention it’s all for a great cause, Wigs for Kids. A portion of the proceeds from the Hair Fair will benefit Wigs for Kids.

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – .Olive. the Steamer Hair – Nior – FREE Gift @The Hair Fair 

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

Head –  Lelutka – Aria

Dress – ISON – t-belt shirt dress (floral hair fair edition) – FREE Gift @The Hair Fair 

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Hands –  Slink – Casual & Elegant 1

Feet – Slink – High

Shoes –  REIGN.- Stark Pumps

*Location – St. Johns 

*Poses by – Vestige (top) & HelaMiyo (bottom)

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL picnic-day-hat-hunt-posterGood Morning Fabulous Fans! There are lots of great hunts going on right now, but if you like picnics (and who doesn’t) and you like hats (and who doesn’t) then you should check out the Picnic Day Hat Hunt which just started today.

Another hot hunt right now is Around The Grid In 80 Days Hunt 3. This is a big hunt with 129 stops, but yes, it really does last for 80 days so we have plenty of time to get it done. I have it right near the top of my list of “hunts to do.”

Still unclear on the whole hunting thing? Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get in on the action. Pay them a visit and you’ll be good to go! Then poke all the hunt names below for more info on each one.

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Kindred Spirits

Hello my FabFree Dears! I hope no one minds that I’m doing two ‘Fairy’ themed posts in a row. I couldn’t resist when I saw that BlueMoon Enterprises had put out this great new Group Gift: The Summer Fae.

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I’m sure our readers who are more role play inclined are familiar with BlueMoon, the shop is full of beautiful RPG / fantasy/ medieval clothes and items. But even if you aren’t “one of us”, you can still appreciate this gorgeous dress. You get the lovely underdress, I’m showing, plus the gossamer wings and a lovely lace-like over dress. I’m also wearing the “Baby’s Breath Wreath w/ Butterflies” from Tamiron Forge and it’s a prize in the Medieval Fantasy Faire Mini Hunt going on till July 19th. The Medieval Fantasy Faire has a ton of great designers and a gacha garden as well. I was unable to find a web site for them ( other than what I’ve posted here) or a list of the Mini Hunt participants. If any of y’all out there have that info I’d be thrilled to get it.

 

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Another prize in the Fantasy Faire Mini Hunt is the ‘Celtic’ necklace from Acios.  The simple elegant design is compliments by the huge HUD wil four metal choices and the twelve stone color choices. I love it when one piece can go with just about anything in my wardrobe. Your Taxi to the Faire -> https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockin/26/42/2015

Update – This is the Hunt Object for the Medieval Fantasy Faire Mini Hunt. Hope this helps out a little.

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet + Nails Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic nail HUD
Ears – AituiTraveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
Hair – Due – Titania
Pose – Infiniti – Flutter By Butterflies (50L per play Gacha in main store)

Dress + WingsBlueMoon Enterprises –   – (Free/0L/Group Gift group is free to join)

Crown – Tamiron Forge – Baby’s Breath Wreath w/ Butterflies –  (Free/0L/Medieval Fantasy Faire Mini Hunt prize)

Necklace – Acios – Celtic Necklace – (Free/0L/Group Gift group is free to join)

LocationThe Lost Unicorn Gallery

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