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V is for Vinyl P is for Pout

V is for Vinyl
Hello Fab Free! Once again we have survived through to the end of the week. I don’t know about you, but I plan on spending my weekend as comfortable as possible. Speaking of comfortable, Vinyl put out a bra and pantie set that looks as just as comfortable as it does beautiful. Who says comfort has to be frumpy? I paired these pretty under-things with some pretty and playful makeup from Pout. I hope you love it.

The Lingerie – This FREE bra and panties set from Vinyl comes in 2 styles. The set shown with the rose pattern, and a set with little white hearts on a black background. To get yours, join the Vinyl group, and click the gift vendor at the Vinyl main location. The group is FREE to join.
Mesh Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Physique, Hourglass)

The Makeup – Valentine’s day may be over, but I’m not done with the cute hearts. These subtle hearts, freckles, lashes, and the deep pink eye shadow are all part of a FREE group gift makeup applier hud from Pout. The set includes 2 lash styles, the freckles with hearts, and the eye shadow with or without the tiny heart under the lower lash line. The Pout group is FREE to join.
Appliers Included: Catwa, Lelutka

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – #taketomiWEST – Aishwarya – The Hills

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Hair Base – Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase – set 10 for CATWA

Skin –  [theSkinnery] Estee (Catwa Applier) – champagne

Makeup – [POUT!] Love Potion make up – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Tattoo Letis Tattoo :: Amenti ::

Underwear – Vinyl – Applesauce Strappy Lingerie Pak – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

*Pose by FOXCITY

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An Open Letter to Spring

An Open Letter to Spring

Dear Spring,

I know you’re still really far away, but I’d like you to come back to me.  I am aware that it is February and I live in the frozen North, but such petty little details shouldn’t keep us apart!  I’m sure whichever part of the world you’re in right now won’t mind if you come this way just a little sooner.  I promise.

Forever Yours,

Aline

Spring Hopes

I know.  I’m weird.  What isn’t weird, is this really gorgeous spring-inspired dress by Fashionably Dead.  They’ve put out a group gift for Valentine’s day that comes with an HUD to change to a myriad of different flowery textures.  I love it.  You can pick up this dress by joining the Fashionably Dead group for 100L.  There are several other gifts out as well for your paltry fee!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

New Hair? Where!?

Sintiklia are up to their old tricks again, placing a new group gift out at their store.  You can grab this full fatpack of hair (that has several different bangs in the box, as well as a styler HUD for completely different looks), by joining the Sintiklia group for 100L.  There are plenty of gifts out there as well, making this group join super worth it.

Maybe if I dress for spring, it will come! It’s worth a try…

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress– Fashionably Dead Sweet Valentine Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to join) 
Clutch – Miss Chelsea Lulu Clutch Gold
Shoes – Dead Dollz PlayBunny Shoes
Choker – Open Collar Turian Rainbow

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Mesange Goldmine
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Mug Metallic Foil Fingers (Free Gift at the Cosmetic Fair)
Hair – Sintiklia Angela (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to join)
Pose – CNZ Lovely 3
Backdrop – RAMA Rama’s Cafe

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Never too late for <3’s

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Never too late for <3’s

I don’t think hearts are ever out of season! Love shouldn’t be just one day of the year after all! But if you want to say that this outfit is a Happy Belated Valentine’s Day gift, that is okay too. Either way, I love this fanciful outfit!

I picked up my pretty red dress with the hearts on it from Ison. It is a Valentine’s gift so I’m not sure how long it will be out, so don’t wait! Hurry and pick this one up. It’s free and no group is required, just buy it for 0L when you go inside the store.

Dress Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Freya

<3’s in My Hair Too!

I even have fancifully heart-ed hair too! Another store that has set out a no-group-required free Valentine’s gift is Exile. Again, since this is a holiday exclusive gift, I’m not sure how long it will be out… so hurry! You won’t need a group, just buy it for 0L. This pretty bun with the side tendrils has hearts in the hair.

There are two separate huds that accompany the hair. You get a hud to change the color of the hearts (I kept them a traditional red) and you get a hud to change the color of the hair to various dip dye colors. It’s such a pretty style and for free!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu Bad Girl Polar
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Heart to Heart (0L no group needed)
Jewelry – Tabou – Valentine Necklace (Free Group Gift/Group is 20L to Join)
Dress – Ison – Bella Dress Valentine Gift (0L no group needed)
Shoes – Empire – Bellis

Sim Location – Isle of View

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Red Hot Hearts

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Red Hot

Valentine’s Day is over, but it’s never too late to be … red hot. And this hot (FREE!) subscriber gift of red stockings with a little trail of heart on the legs from House of Ruby is proof of that. It’s also unisex (yes that’s right, guys you can be red hot in this gift too!). Of course, like most things from House of Ruby, these stockings are daring. To even show them to you I had to don a pair of… ahem… undies. These stockings come crotch-less for the more risque people in your lives… *wink wink* . These come in a universal Omega applier hud for all your applying needs.

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A Touch of Class

I had to top of my otherwise risky outfit with a touch of class, so I stopped by Tabou for some “softer” hearts. Their most recent group gift is a pretty heart necklace with a texture change hud. It includes three metals and three different textures (plain, or two word choices: “Love Sucks” or “Stupid Cupid”). Above I am wearing it in black with a gold metal finish. You can get this necklace just by wearing your Tabou group tag, which you can get for only a tiny 20L fee. There are also several past nice gifts to be picked up while you are there, so the 20L fee won’t be painful at all!

Happy freebie shopping!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – elikatira – Dylan
Jewelry – Tabou – Valentine Necklace (Free Group Gift/Group is 20L to Join)
Bra & Panties – Maitreya
Stockings – House of Ruby – Love Me Leggins Unisex in Ruby (Free Subscriber Gift)
Shoes – Empire – Bellis

Sim Location – Private

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Mayhem

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When I’m not out causing mayhem, I’m off finding good deals. Of course I had help with this one…

Stop by Horr Menswear and look for the little black heart tipped arrow as part of the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt that you can touch for free to get this outfit that includes the Mayhem shirt and Bridgeport jeans and you can’t go wrong.

Shirt sizes included:

  • Classic XS – L
  • TMP
  • Slink
  • Jake
  • Gianni
  • David
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic

Pants sizes included:

  • Classic XS – L
  • TMP
  • Slink
  • Jake
  • Gianni
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Head & Neck Tattoos – Bolson – Saito
Arm Sleeve Tattoos – Endless Pain Tattoos – Tiamat
Leg Tattoo – .Identity. Body Shop – Remember Pain
Shirt & Jeans  – HORR – Levant Mayhem Shirt & Bridgeport Jeans (Free/0L for the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt)
Boots  – [380] – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Cytheria

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Almost Spring

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It’s still sweater weather where I am, but it’s warming up just enough that I can go out without a jacket. It’s hard to believe that it’s still February when some of these warm breezes blow in.

A special gift.

When I saw the Blizzard Top by House of Ruby, I knew it was perfect for these February days that are warm enough to go without a jacket but too cold to go without some protection. It’s Olgita Ruby’s gift to you for being a member of the FabFree group gift, so it’s completely free with your FabFree group tag! Just don your tag and stop by her main-store (be sure to check out all the other amazing stuff plus some past group gifts as well!) and pick up the gift. It comes in several applier layers.

Appliers available:

  • Omega
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Baubles

I wanted to add a little bit of “spring is in the air” to my outfit so I stopped by Beloved Jewelry to pick up their FabFree group gift offering. This one too is free of course and is a lovely wire scroll jewelry set in a soft pink. You can get a better idea of how pretty it is if you zoom in on my flickr picture as it is a very delicate piece. It comes with matching earrings as well, that are hidden under my hair. As always, FabFree gifts are free! Pick this one up too and you’ll be ready for a date, a casual day in the park, or a formal occasion!

OH! And Happy Valentine’s Day! 😉

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Mina – Selenia
Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry – Wire Scroll Set (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shirt – House of Ruby – Blizzard Top for Her (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Skirt – JellyRoll – Tiffany Skirt

Sim Location – Timeless Memories

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X’s and O’s

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Hey again my little Fab Free Peeps!

There are so many awesome freebies out there right now, and you know the Fab Free crew is just itching to show you all the goodies that are strewn about the grid!  I’ve got some more news today about a cute free top and some free hair that I picked up on the XOXO hunt, which is perfect for days when you want to show off.  And seriously, that should be every day!

Ex’s and Oh’s…

I’ve been trying my luck on the XOXO hunt.  It’s a fairly simple concept – you tp to the location, find the box (they’re not that hard to find, I promise), and then in local chat, type “XOXO”.  If the box feels you’re being romantic enough, it will gift you something fancy for free!  If not, well you have the choice of buying the prize for 50L or to come back in 24 hours and try all over again!  You can grab the handy-dandy HUD on Marketplace to preview the prizes and help with teleporting from location to location.  I got lucky at both KoKoLoReS and Bodhi!

The top I’m wearing from Bodhi is a very hot, off the shoulders number which makes me want to make horrible puns about giving people the cold shoulder.  I promise I won’t.  It’s really pretty though, isn’t it?

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Isis

I also picked up this sleek and yet voluminous hairdo from KoKoLoReS.  It comes in several different shades, in my favourite colours: all fades where the ends of the hair are gorgeous shades of pink or blonde.  I of course went my signature dark with pink tips!  Best of all, both these prizes were completely free!

The XOXO hunt runs until February 18th, so hustle!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top– Bodhi Desiree Top (Free prize on the XOXO hunt) 
Skirt – Blueberry Kimi Skirt
Choker – Open Collar Turian Rainbow

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Mesange Goldmine
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier – Sn@tch Cream Lipsticks
Nail Polish Applier – Chocolate Atelier Jutta Kitty (Available at The Chapter Four)
Hair – KoKoLoReS Diana (Free prize on the XOXO hunt) 
Pose – Glutz Pet Play
Backdrop – Minimal Illuminated 4 

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Gun-Slinger

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Annie Oakley

This isn’t the wild west but this outfit made me think of Annie Oakley who sort of paved the way for women to gain prowess with their own shooting skills. One of her more popular quotes (according to google) is: “There are always women who will take men on their own terms. If I were a man I wouldn’t bother to change while there are women like that around.” I had to stop and wonder a moment if she meant that they shouldn’t bother to change clothes… but maybe that is just me being silly 😛

Where to get the Digs

At any rate, you will find this great all-in-one outfit at SA Quartermaster, gun included, for many different mesh bodies. It comes in all one piece so nothing is detachable, and it does not include the boots. You do get a color change hud with four different colors of red, including a camouflage red color. This gift is completely free as part of the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt going on right now.

Mesh Size Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh XS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Slink – Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Analog Dog – idyll
Outfit – SA Quartermaster – Mesh Athena Outfit – Maroon (Free/0L for the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt)
Boots – [DDD] – Leather Spats

Sim Location – Divine Corruption

Astrids Signature


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New City

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“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.”
― Charlotte Eriksson

My friend and I went sim exploring and ended up at Tralala’s Diner. It’s this little city street with vendors and it’s raining hard and there is this urban “crunch” about it. It made me think of this quote about how I like to wander new places… but I never really intend to stay in them. I’m always bound to go home. That’s just who I am.

An outfit for the city…

I found a new outfit, perfect for visiting city streets at Barbed Wire Kisses, courtesy of the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt. All the gifts in this hunt are free so I picked this one up for 0L. You get the top and the skirt (you can wear them separately) in several mesh sizes to suit your needs. I like the details of the rivets and the buckles that I think make this outfit super sexy.

Dress mesh size compatibility:

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DeLa – Charlotte
Necklace – Goth1c0 – Gothic Elegant Necklace
Dress – Barbed Wire Kisses – CC Pyroa Outfit (Free/0L for the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt)
Stockings – AviCandy – Lace Back Seam (Classic Collection)

Sim Location – Tralala’s Diner

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A good book.

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I love a good book… and old libraries are a favorite haunt of mine. I’m here at the library at Lorrey checking out the stacks of books to see what I can find.

Heading to the Library.

Before I headed to the shelves I spent a little time with my friend who always has his eye on the ball for a good deal. He really liked the Dirty Little Secrets Hunt and clued me in to this fantastic shirt by Shae’s Designs. It’s yours for just 1L and a little hunting time, and I love the detailing of the rivets and the chain ties at the neckline. It comes in several sizes too!

Shirt Sizes Available:

  • Classic XXS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Another Dirty Little Secret…

Another dirty little secret along the Hunt are my shoes! Yes, my friend was at it again, and pointed out this great pair of shoes by Barbed Wire Kisses. These shoes come with metal details and buckles as well and will fit Maitreya, Slink, or Belleza feet and once you find the little black bag they are yours for only 1L.

Finally…

Finally! I found the book I was looking for! It’s the Fabulously Free Tome of secrets! I knew it was here somewhere! Better yet, this Tome is a FabFree Group gift from Deadly Nightshade! Like all FabFree group gifts, it is completely free with your FabFree group tag. Just stop by the Deadly Nightshade store to pick it up. In your gift package, you’ll get the Tome in a handheld version that includes a holding pose and you’ll also get a rezzable decoration version of the book. What a perfect gift for the FabFree lover!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Analog Dog – Five
Shirt – Shae’s Designs – Avery Shirt Dark Green (1L for the Dirty Little Secrets Hunt)
Skirt – Bueno – Denim Skirt Midnight
Shoes – Barbed Wire Kisses – Tura Shoe (1L for the Dirty Little Secrets Hunt)

Book Prop – Deadly Nightshade – FabFree Group Gift Tome (FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – The Great Library

Astrids Signature