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Strangelove

Strangelove

Once Upon A February 14th…

Urgh! She thought as she looked at her blind date from across the table. How in the world did I let myself get saddled in with this mook? So far, this exercise at being sociable (as her friends had put it) was going at an excruciatingly slow pace and she couldn’t help thinking about all the events and hunts and sales and fairs and gacha markets that she could be exploring at the moment instead of being stuck here. At least there was dancing. Or more to a point, one dance. The only charitable observation she could make about the whole thing was that the music had been decent enough though her partner had managed to step on her dress no less than fifteen times (she counted. really). He had been apologetic, even pretended to be interested in where she had gotten it from but when she started talking about how it was a free gift from KIB Designs for the 2nd Level Event, his eyes went glassy and distant. Not wanting to be daunted, she barreled on to say that she loved the dress’ romantic full skirt and simple color scheme; that the belted detailing was something to be admired but that only got a faint nod out of him. Worse, when she mentioned that even though the dress only came in sizes for Maitreya, Belleza and Slink (hourglass as well) mesh bodies it had an alpha layer included in the gift package so that classic avatars could try out the dress too she only received a blank look for her efforts. After that fiasco, she stopped trying. No need to tell him that the 2nd Level Event was only running until the 28th and that there were more goodies to be had.

The food here isn’t half bad. Though…is he checking his phone? Is he watching a football game on it?! She had half a mind to ask him to put the cell on the table so that they could watch the game together, at least that would put her out of her misery. The courses came and went and he surprised her by asking if she wanted to take a stroll on the boardwalk instead of just taking her home. It was chilly out but he offered her his jacket and complimented her hair. Maybe things are starting to look up. Since it had all gone downhill the last time she had talked about freebies, she bit her tongue on how the Luna Phase hairstyle was currently on the no group needed Midnight Mania board at Mello. Kept silent on how the prize package contained two variations on the hairdo (one with lovely curling horns and one without) and how you’d not only receive a hud with sixteen vivid colors for the hair but also a separate one for the horns as well that allowed you to customize your look. She bottled that all up, muttered a Thank you in return and shifted her gaze up towards the full moon. Wait. Full moon? Full…Oh no! She should have made sure. She should have specified. Oh…

Several hours later she came too, propped up against a table and with sunlight shining in her eyes. Squinting she looked around and, that’s ketchup right? Please tell me that’s ketchup. Her date was nowhere in sight. Well…not all of him. She thought with a guilty little cringe as she looked at the bloody heart sitting on the table next to her. As far as keepsakes go, she’s certainly had, stranger.

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Background details

The backdrop I’m using for the picture above is out now at Chaotic Creative for the Stupid Cupid Hunt 5. For just 1L you’ll get this awesomely detailed (though very very messy) Bad Breakup Propbox. The propbox comes furnished with the table, heart, and knife as shown in the picture and a light fixing that isn’t shown and has four inbuilt poses to choose from, pictured is the one called ‘Numb’.  There are two different versions of the bloodied walls included in the prize folder, one for dark walls (shown) and the other for light walls. Permissions for the Propbox are set to copy so you can make as many versions of it as you like with a land impact of six for the propbox itself and a land impact of five for the light fixing. Chaotic Creative is certainly a store to watch. If you’re interested in more products from this merchant they have prizes for older hunts out on the counter of their main room.

And that’s a wrap. I did promise to tell you how my Valentine’s Day blind date went and I think we can all agree that it was boring to be sure. Would any of you know how to get bloodstains out though? …nevermind I need to get back to playing Resident Evil 7.  Catch you guys later! Oh and here’s a full picture of the propbox itself so you can see it in all its glory:

chaotic Creative - SCH5 - Bad Breakup

 

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The Stuff…

Chaotic Creative Bad Breakup Propbox (1L/Stupid Cupid Hunt 5)

On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Renske
Hair – Mello Lunar Phase (0L/Midnight Mania Prize/No group tag required)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Dress – KIB Designs Venus Gown (0L @ 2nd Level)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Included in the Bad Breakup Propbox

Sim: I better not say

-Screams-


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Boys of Summer

Boys of Summer

When it was all “Top Secret”…

I’m sliding back into my body (AAAAAAHHHH! BETTER!) for a bit to show off this latest outfit. After having a conversation with a childhood friend about getting older and reminiscing about our childhood, it made me long for the days of climbing trees, building tree forts, and belonging to a club where no girls were “allowed”. The days slip away faster than I care to think about, but we sure did have fun…

Tree climbing gear…

This look starts with the Mesh Plaistow Shirt provided by Horr Menswear and is a FREE gift to the members of the Menstuff Lounge. There is a one time $50L join fee to the group, but I love the amount of gifts available throughout the year. The A&D Clothing James Green Pants were not free but I could only find this color as an exclusive Fatpack color so I bought them all. and the Classic Spring Camo Sneakers is a FREE FabFree gift (Pay $1L – $1L refunded) from The Man Cave that Love explained how to get [HERE]. And my pose was a Marketplace find (Thanks, Love). The GlamRus Philly pose set is available for just $1L.

♫ I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone.♫

 

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: -Horr Menswear – Mesh Plaistow Shirt @ Menstuff Lounge (FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join)
Pants: A&D Clothing – -James Green Pants (exclusive FatPack color)
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

Pose: GlamRus – Philly (Marketplace $1L)

Sim: Shadow Land

CarsonCaibentag


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Rum & Coke

Aesthetics 5

Back to the beach…

I’m back once again in the Aesthetic body to bring you another of the hunt items in the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt. Today’s look takes me back to the beach in Enjoy Coke Outfit by Mikolishous Designs. Items included in theis $1L hunt gift are the Enjoy Coke Tank, White/Red Cargo Shorts, and resizable Team Coke Baseball Cap. Also included in the package is a variation of the shirt that enjoys something else entirely…😱 The Springtime Aesthetics Hunt runs through March 31st.

Aesthetic Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Mikolishous Designs – Enjoy Coke Tank, White/Red Cargo Shorts, & Team Coke Baseball Cap  (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Mesh Body: (NIRAMYTH) – AESTHETIC – Advanced Mesh Body – ENZO 1.8
Hair: ~*Damselfly*~*Tanner Rigged-Mesh LOMG HAIR

Sim: Muscle Beach

CarsonCaibentag


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Just a Week Left of the February 2017 “Love” FabFree Photo Challenge

You haven’t forgotten the Fall Fun Photo Challenge have you, FabFree?

February FabFree Photo Challenge

Just one week left!

With the “Love” FabFree Photo Challenge ending February 28th, there is just a little over a week left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

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?!

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 February 1st and February 28th. 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!

Snowpaws Sign 2017 - updated

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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Hey, Mr. DJ

Aesthetics 4

Spinning a slow groove…

DJ Carson back with another gift from the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt. Today’s look is the hunt gift from RyderWear. The Black Sweats and V-Neck Shirt made for the Aesthetic body can be your for just $1L if you find the hunt item. I need to get back to scratching the wax, later….

Aesthetic Carson is wearing…

Outfit: RyderWear – Aesthetic Black Sweats & V-Neck Shirt (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Mesh Body: (NIRAMYTH) – AESTHETIC – Advanced Mesh Body – ENZO 1.8
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~* – Tanner Rigged-Mesh LOMG HAIR

Sim: Grand Isles

CarsonCaibentag


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Ice Dreams

Ice Dreams

Nostalgia.

Things disappear in Second Life really quickly don’t they? I was going through my landmarks folder and discovered that some of the places that I used to visit have either changed drastically or are altogether gone. It was a bit of a relief to discover that Ice Dreams and the picturesque boardwalk that it’s standing on is still there. The Baja Norte sim was one of the very first sims I visited when I rezzed and I still remember trying to figure out how camera angles and windlight settings worked right in front of this little ice cream stall. Those attempts have long been bined (why I thought neon, drop waist medieval gowns were a good idea is beyond me) though I think that the results of my second attempt could certainly be a keeper.

Here are the details;

 All it takes is an inspiring hat,

Being on a bit (loosely putting it) of a hat binge recently, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the updated Fabulously Free In SL group gift from Belle Epoque was a simple yet elegant straw hat. It was as if I couldn’t get it out of the box fast enough, oohing and ahhing all the way at its pretty textures and the white ribbon detailing around its crown. It added a nicely feminine touch especially when paired together with the green leaves and lovely white carnations that sit on one side of the hat’s brim. To get a little bit more technical about things, the hat comes with a nifty resizer script and permissions are set to copy so that you can make as many backups as you want.

Well, it looks like I’m ready to keep the sun out of my eyes this upcoming Spring; and all for free too as there is no cost to join the Fabulously Free in SL group. Just wear your group tag when clicking on the vendor and you’ll be good to go. Still hazy on how to join the group? Visit this page {HERE} and take a step closer to collecting all the free gifts that we have on our listing.

A generous gift card,

Last Friday, Pru did a post about FabFree Designer Ollie’s Follies and my curiosity was piqued when I saw that they were offering a 100L gift card on their midnight mania board. She went on to detail that a group tag was not needed to smack the board and with a very low goal (10!) to lock the it, I couldn’t resist popping down to give it a tap as well. With my free gift card in hand I explored Ollie’s Follies further and found not a few things that caught my fancy. Foremost was the Lysa dress which comes in an array of colors and prints (pictured is the pale blossom color). The style of the dress, with it’s V-shaped neckline and belted waist went quite nicely with Belle Epoque’s Straw Hat and the girly look I was going for. The Lysa dress comes in five standard mesh sizes, though there are sizes for mesh bodies sold separately at the store as well, with a good alpha layer included. Usually this classic little number is priced at 150L though with my gift card activated I ended up only forking out 50L for it which was just wonderful. While you’re there at Ollie’s Follies don’t forget to grab your Fabulously Free in SL group gift as well!

Great weekly deals,

It’s 50 Linden Fridays again! There’s a great group of designers for this round that will surely leave you spoiled for choice. I’ve never missed on getting a hair pack from Wasabi Pills every time they participate in 50 Linden Fridays and this week was no different. The side swept Olivia hairstyle was a great whimsical fit to today’s outfit and comes with a Hud of 7 varied colors to choose from.

The second item I picked up from this week’s 50 Linden Fridays was the Kismet socks from Luxuria. These delicate over the knee socks with its pretty lace fringe comes in eight solid colors (white shown in picture) and can be used by most avatars as it comes in the following sizes:

  • System layer for classic avatars
  • Appliers for Maitreya, Slink and mesh bodies compatible with the omega system.

If you’d like either item for your virtual inventory, it’s highly recommended that you do so quickly as these deals are available for Friday only.

And a ton of likes.

Remember those heels from Essenz that I blogged about a couple of days ago (hint hint)? Well, since achieving 2500 likes on Facebook, the store is giving away a set of the Paris heels in neutral colors for free! While I already own the shoes in those lovely pink shades, it’s pretty great to receive additional colors for it. The gift package includes sizes for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink mesh feet with a shoe base to help with the fitting. There’s also an easy to use Hud which lets you switch between three colors for the main body of the shoe as well as its sole and fittings. Congratulations Essenz! Hurry down to the store to grab your pair today as these heels are only available until the 19th.

And that’s a wrap. The sun’s going down on Baja Norte and I should go and see if those walruses in the distance would like to share an ice cream cone or four with me. Catch you later and have fun out there guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Renske
Hair – Wasabi Pills Olivia (50 L for FLF)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Hat – Belle Epoque (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/0L join fee)
Manicure – La Boheme Omni Nail Appliers (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/0L join fee)
Dress – Ollie’s Follies Lysa (50L with free 100L gift card Midight Mania prize)
Socks – Luxuria Kismet (50 L for FLF)
Shoes – Essenz Paris (0L/2500 likes gift/No group tag required)
Hands – Slink Casual
Feet – Slink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Baja Norte

-Screams-


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Pool Boy

Aesthetics 3

Life’s a  beach…

I’m back in the Aesthetic body to show off another of the hunt gifts from the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt. Today’s look is the hunt gift from :::boyberry::: . The Pool Boy outfit comes with several different pieces to mix and match looks. This gift includes Swim Trunks, Tank, T-shirt, Open Shirt, Hi-top Shoes, a Sun-visor and a Floatie Ring, all fit for the Aesthetic body. The Springtime Aesthetics Hunt runs though the end of March. I may look for a second job. I know someone that is looking for a new cabana boy…

Aesthetics 3A

Aesthetic Carson is wearing…

Outfit: :::boyberry::: – Pool Boy Outfit  (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Mesh Body: (NIRAMYTH) – AESTHETIC – Advanced Mesh Body – ENZO 1.8
Hair: Exile: Better Days

Sim: Muscle Beach

CarsonCaibentag


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A cure for rain

Renard

Rain, rain go away

Nursery rhymes are rather common in my real life day to day and that particular one has been a ‘fan favorite’ as of late probably due to the fact that it’s been drizzling or outright storming off and on this entire week. To escape, I’ve been traversing through the sunniest sims I could find and it’s pretty fortunate that there are some great deals at the moment to help make my travels a whole lot less costly. Since I’ve been finding my (virtual) self on the uneven ground of the great outdoors more often than not, I thought it prudent to take advantage of the newest group gift from Reign. The Arianna sneakers are not only gorgeous and great quality two hallmarks that I’ve come to associate with Reign but the gift package also includes two different style variations if you’re wearing them for flat mesh feet and a size that fits mesh high feet as well. As someone who hasn’t gotten around to getting flat feet, it was nice to be able to slip on some sneakers for a change on my Slinks.

Here’s a rundown of styles and compatible mesh feet included in the gift package:

  • Belleza mesh feet: Regular, Slipped on, Sloppy (for Belleza Flat) Trippies (for Belleza High)
  • Maitreya mesh feet: Regular, Slipped on, Sloppy (for Maitreya Flat) Trippies (for Maitreya High)
  • Slink mesh feet: Regular, Slipped on, Sloppy (for Slink Flat) Trippies (for Slink High)
  • TMP mesh feet: Regular, Slipped on, Sloppy (for TMP bare) Trippies (for TMP Ouch)

If you’re wondering what the style variations are for the flat feet it’s between wearing your sneakers normally, and simply slipping them on to leave the ends folded up under your heel. It’s a nice, slouchy detail to be sure. The gift package also includes a hud that allows you to choose between three different colors schemes (red with white hearts, white with black hearts and black with white hearts) for the body of your shoes as well as the laces (choice of three colors) and the sole of the shoe (choice of two colors)

The Reign group has a joining fee of 250L however you can still pick up older group gifts while you’re there.

Welcome addition

It’s certainly a good idea to stock up on those comfy clothes now that I’m nursing a bad case of wanderlust, though truth be told I would have snapped up this lovely pair of denim shorts from Ibela Store on the Marketplace anyway. There’s a serious lack of shorts or even pants in my inventory (or maybe they’re just hidden under the mountains of pet food) so the Mina shorts with it’s high waist and faded wash are certainly a welcome addition. Priced at only 1L, I was pretty glad that I didn’t have to break the bank too.

Sizing details:

  • Five Standard Mesh sizes (XS-XL) with a good alpha layer for classic avatars.
  • One size for the Slink Physique mesh body.
  • One size for the Maitreya mesh body.

And that’s a wrap. I’m going to go spend my time with these two cuties, they’re pretty convinced I’m one of them. I’ll leave with a close up picture of the Arianna Sneakers to give you a better picture of what the style variations are. Have fun out there guys!

REIGN.- Valentines Edition Arianna Sneakers GROUP GIFT

 

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- Alaskametro Serenity (0L/No group tag required @ Free Dove)
Hair– Mello HA 05 (In store gacha/50L per pull)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Top – Fab Chic Foxy Top (2L on the Marketplace/Previously blogged by Love {HERE})
Shorts – Ibela Store Mina (1L on the Marketplace)
Shoes – Reign Arianna Sneakers (0L/Group Gift/Tag required/250L join fee)
Feet – Slink High
Hands– Slink Casual

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Nouvelles Adventures 

-Screams-


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 2/17/2017 – MOoH

MOoH
Happy Friday Fab Free’rs and welcome to this weeks edition of Fab Free Designer Friday! This week’s shop is MOoH and I have to start by saying wow, this store has grown so much in the last few years. I can recall when MOoH was still a very young store with a hand-full of items. Now they have an enormous main store! I’m proud to see how far this cute shop has come. The above photo shows the entrance at the right half of the store. Yes I said right half! haha You’ll find information boards about various events and affiliations here. Inside you’ll find tons of cute quality ladies clothing in styles to suit everyday looks to formals, and most things in between. While clothing does seem to be the main focus at MOoH, there are also shoes and accessories, plus a courtyard full of gachas. You’ll notice the center gacha yard, along with a row of event information on art easels at the MOoH landing point.
More MOoH
After you’ve browsed your way through the gacha machines, which I dare you to not play, you’ll be met with another cutely decorated area of gifts and information. Here there’s a MOoH subscriber so you can stay informed without taking up a group slot. Additionally there is a re-delivery terminal, and all kinds of store information. The best info has to be the group gift info however. You should see the exclusive Fab Free group gift right away. It’s right next to that rainbow Fab Free group joiner. The Fab Free group is of course always FREE to join. Just wear your Fab Free group tag and click the gift vendor to get your FREE gift. Sheidy blogged the super cute gift in her recent post here. You’ll also find other group gifts and the MOoH shop group gifts in this cute corner. The MOoH group does have a one time join fee of 100 lindens, however the benefits are almost too numerous to list! There is of course the group gift, which you’ll need your MOoH group tag for and there’s the monthly gift gift card raffle. You’ll definitely want to take advantage of the chance to score a 500 linden gift card! Each month there are also group only discounts, a 150 linden gift card gift, there are group only Lucky Chairs, and group members get a 10% discount on the purchase of store gift cards. I’m almost certain I’ve left something off that lengthy list. I definitely encourage you to take the time to explore the MOoH store for yourself, even if it’s just to oogle all the cute decor and window-shop, you won’t be disappointed!


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Shocking!

Shocking

Final words….

“I’m innocent! I swear!” Those were my final words before they threw the switch sending 2000 volts of electricity through my body. I have often times said I’m innocent but no one seems to believe me… wonder why?  My shocking new look comes from all over the grid. The Valentine Group Gift Hair come from Tableau Vivant. The gift is free to members, but costs $100L to join. I found the FREE Men’s T-Shirt at LeFreak! by joining the FREE group.

Better than a lazy-boy…

My new favorite chair is a FREE grand opening group gift from Death Row Designs. The Electric Chair has several poses for both male and female death row inmates. The group is FREE to join, so grab one and park it in the middle of your living room…. “What was that?” excuse me… I was told to say…” put it in your man cave…. ”

DRD - Electric Chair

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: LeFreak! Men’s T-shirt (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Pants:  A&D Clothing  – James Jeans
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Valentine Group Gift (FREE Group Gift $0L/$100L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Prop -DRD- –  Electric Chair (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)

Sim: Honeycomb

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