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School is Cool for the Photo Challenge!

Get your cameras ready, FabFree!

FabFree "Back To School" Photo Challenge

It’s time for another PHOTO CHALLENGE!

It’s the time of year parents love and kids hate… Back to School. Big yellow buses and back packs and books, readin’ writin’ an’ ‘rithmetic! We want to see your best shots of this time of year.

 

 

So, take a gander at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool starting August 15th until August 30th. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible.    ( Read here… when Juli can threaten everyone with a stick). 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.

Our prize this round is 250L for the winner and 125L for the runner up!

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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 September 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. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
3. You may enter as many times as you like.
4. 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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Water Color

I found an art installment that was perfect for my mood today… or rather… it helped me find the mood I wanted to be in. I needed something carefree and pretty and uplifting… all of which are things that this WaterColor Wander sim and the beautiful FREE gifts I found for you today will inspire🙂

WaterColor

EvelineInTheBox is offering a new FREE group gift (the group is FREE to join) that is happy and a bit reminiscent of the flower child era. This Kaley group gift dress comes in all the standard mesh sizes as well as Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink. The black trim is nice touch and I found the perfect jewelry to go with it!

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Ecco is back and in a new main-store location! And this SL Frees & Offers group gift for August is a welcome back gift (there is also a new VIP group gift out that is wonderful too!) and is yours FREE with your SLF&O tag (which is FREE to join). You get both the necklace and the earrings and the box contains three metal choices: black (shown) as well as silver and gold (not shown). I loved the pairing of this fun set with my flowery dress!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Jordyn
Jewelry – .:ECCO:. – Loops Necklace and Earrings in Black (box also includes gold and silver) – (FREE SL Frees & Offers Group Gift/0L/Group is FREE to Join)
Dress – [EvelineInTheBox] Kaley Groupgift (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is FREE to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Leila Spumps – Black

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – A Watercolour Wander

Astrids Signature


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August Hunts Are Here!

Just Started Clock HandGood morning fabulous friends! A bunch of fine new hunts just started up this morning. You can be the first kid on your block to run around and score some hunt prizes. So check these out and maybe I’ll run into you while we’re out there hunting.

Just poke the names for all of the particulars on each hunt.

See you out on the hunt!

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Aloha!

Heyya Fabfree-ers!

Aloha

I hope your weekend is going fantastic and fabulous! If you have time between the beach and the backyard BBQs you should check out the Aloha Fair. You’ll find some beautiful exclusive items from the designers and a ton of cheapies and even a few freebies! I’m lounging around today in Sevyn East’s 1L aloha gift: the Tina Bikini in Blue. I say in blue because that 1L will get you this cute suit in blue, pink and black!  Tina comes in the standard Mesh sizes XXS-L for both the top and bottom which can be worn separately.

I love flip flops in RL and SL and Mutiny in Heaven has these extra thick “Blam” flip flops out as their free fair gift. Blam comes in versions for SLink and Belleza flat feet as well as a version for system feet. Perfect for wandering the beach!

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The Aloha fair runs until Auguat 10 so be sure to check it out! And here’s your taxi now!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet + Nails– Slink mesh Casual Hands +Flat feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hair – AD – Kanpai – Details here

 

Swim Suit – Sevyn East – Tina – (1L gift @ The Aloha fair)

Shoes – Mutiny in Heaven – Blam Flip Flops – (FREE/0L/ @ the Aloha Fair )

 

Location – Bumrose Beach

 

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By Walden Pond

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” — Henry David Thoreau

By Walden Pond

There is a Walden Pond Sim remake in Second Life now and I decided to visit it, I recommend you take a look if you haven’t gone yet. There is something deeply healing about the woods and nature in times when we need to reconnect with ourselves and disconnect with the things that make us feel less whole.

I picked out a pretty floral inspired group gift to make my visit with — the July group gift from Morea Style. It is a full “kit and kaboodle” gift with jewelry included. You’ll get the applier jeans and shirt with appliers for just about every mesh body out there (including some I hadn’t heard of), with some pretty flexi touches to make the top and jeans cuffs. The only thing the outfit lacks is shoes but I have you covered there as well. (Don’t worry🙂 ).

The Morea Style group is a one time fee of 150L but there is a beautiful monthly group gift to make it worth joining. If you hurry, you can pick up the July gift now, and you’ll be set to pick up the August gift when it comes out at the turn of the month.

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Pure Poison is offering a new FREE group gacha gift. You need to wear your FREE Group tag and then you’ll get one spin on the group gacha for a chance at a pair of shoes. You’ll find shoes to fit Slink, Maitreya, or TMP in the box. I landed a pair in silver. If you like the shoes enough to want more, you can play the “non gift” gacha for just 50L per spin.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Magika – Calm
Outfit – Morea Style – Group Gift – Trich (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 150L to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Lavinia Sandals (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is FREE to Join)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Walden Pond

Astrids Signature


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Skater Girl

*yawn* Good Morning, FabFree.

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It’s way too early here for me but I couldn’t wait any longer to show off this fun free look from a ‘new to me’ designer.  This great bolero type jacket and barely there tank top are from Cranked and they are the free group gifts currently available. The Soja Jacket comes in the standard Mesh sizes XXS-L as well as in appliers for SLink Physique and Hourglass. Plus you get a HUD to change to one of six colors of denim.

The shorty ‘Female Fotball Crop Top’ is also out as a free gift. The top comes with it’s own HUD for a choice of eighteen colors/patterns. You’ll get the standard Mesh sizes XS-XL, FitMesh XS-XL  as well as appliers for Maitreya, SLInk and Belleza. That’s a bunch of choices!

Last but not least are my super nifty skates from Skate World. These are the ‘Roller Skates ATG’ and they are the 1L prize for the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt. The skates come with a ‘skating’ AO that works very nicely. You can resize the skates via a script but I found I need to really mess with mine to get them right. A little frustrating but worth the effort. Plus you have until September 30 to hunt down all the great prizes. Oh, one quick note before I go… The pose I’m using in my picture is not part of the AO in the skates. That is ‘Derby 2’ from Embody on the marketplace. ( which is down at the moment. I will update when I can)

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet + Nails– Slink mesh Casual Hands +Flat feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
HairTableau Vivant – Starry Night
Shorts – Third Eye – Lolita Denim shorts

 

Crop Top + Jacket – Cranked – Female Fotball Top + Soja Jacket – (FREE/0L/Group Gifts) – group is free to join

Skates- Skate World – Roller Skates ATG – (1L prize fro the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt)

 

 

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360 Cargo

360 Cargo

Today’s likely to be a busy day today, but luckily I have pockets… because I figure I’ll need them to hold all the sticky note reminders of all I have to do. These FREE gift cargo pants in blue are by 360 and the group is FREE to join as well so you won’t spend a single linden if you decide to pick them up. They come in all the standard sizes and you get an excellent alpha layer. There is a bonus grey tank top included with the pants, but I opted to go without in order to show off the July tattoo gift at Suicide Gurls.

One hint on the FREE pants… 360 is part of Allure, which is a Ladies store. If the teleport lands you downstairs in the women’s section, simply walk upstairs to the men’s department, which is 360, and that’s where you’ll find the gift.

But I digress… this July group gift from Suicide Gurls is excellent. Like all their group gift tattoos, it is unisex… so ladies you can pick it up too if you fancy it. The group fee is 150L but there are now 7 group gifts out for you to pick up, including this amazing tattoo. It includes a fresh, faded, and soft version, as well as system layers, and appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Omega, and TMP. You’re bound to find a way to wear this one.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – Suicide Gurls – Ayashe Unisex Tattoo July VIP GG (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 150L to join)
Pants  – [R] 360 – Ruban Cargo Pants in Blue (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is FREE to Join)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by ~Reel Poses

Sim Location – Blue Moon Cabaret, Burlesque & Comedy Theater

Astrids Signature_Loki


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Garden Essentials

Garden Essentials

Glitterati‘s July gift is out and the store is generous with gifts. The join fee is 100L but that gives you access to the gorgeous current gift you see in the picture above plus all the past gifts (over 80 dresses) which you can pick up in a box nearby. This dress comes in all the standard sizes plus busty sizes, as well as Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and fitmesh standards. You’re bound to find your fit. It’s perfect for a summery get away.

Have you stopped by the Hair Fair yet? Vendors are donating a portion of the profits to a good cause – Wigs for Kids – so its a good reason to spend some linden PLUS! many of the booths are giving beautiful gifts… like this gorgeous pony tail from Besom. This lovely mesh hair comes in essential colors and complimented my summery style rather nicely and was FREE no group required. Just stop by the booth and pick it up!

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I decided I wanted some jewelry to add to my look, and found some pretty FREE items at Candy Crunchers that I really love. This is the Carissa Septum piercing and the Drop necklace. Either/or are yours FREE if you slap their respective Midnight Mania boards and they lockdown. Both boards lock down at just 50 slaps so get there early. There was also a board for some pretty rings too!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – CATWA head Annie
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T7- Nutmeg // Bare with Freckles
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Besom – Neptune – Essentials (FREE to all Gift @ the Hair Fair)
Septum Piercing – Candy Crunchers – Carissa Septum (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/Board Locks at 50 Slaps, No Group Required)
Necklace – Candy Crunchers – Drop Necklace (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/Board Locks at 50 Slaps, No Group Required)
Dress – Glitterati – Group Gift – July 2016 (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Precious Mules in Cyan

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – Two Moon Gardens

Astrids Signature


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Driftin’

Heyya Fabfree

Driftin'

I don’t know about your part of the real world right now, but mine is freakin’ hot. So of course this is the time the air conditioning decides to fry itself. I need to find a cool pool and relax! If only the real life was as easy to that as Second Life.  I’d be right at home with this super cute pool floatie from Bad Unicorn. The ‘Mega Unicorn Floatie’ is one of the current Group Gifts in the main store and it was so cute I had to grab it. The floaty comes in a wearable and a rezzable version and only takes up five land impact so I have him bobbing around my pond to make me smile.

I needed a nice new swimsuit to compliment my floatie friend and Pixal Perfect has this hot little number as the 1L prize for the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt. This is the ‘July Swimsuit’ and not only do you get the cute suit, you get a HUD to change the color of the top with four choices. The suit comes in the standard Mesh sizes XXS-L as well as in appliers for SLink Physique and Hourglass. The hunt runs until

Topping off my summertime cool is my new hairstyle from Mello, a ‘new to me’ designer. This is ‘detox’ and it comes with a HUD for seventeen wild and pastel colors. Detox is one of the current Group Gifts at Mello and the group is free to join!

I think I’m just gonna chill here for awhile……

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet– Slink mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Glasses –Amala – Smitten Kitten Sunglasses
Coconut Cocktail – Sulal

 

Hair – Mello – Detox – (FREE/0L/ Group Gift) – Group is free to join

Swimsuit – Pixal Perfect – July Swimsuit – (1L prize for the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt)

Floatie – Bad Unicorn – Mega Unicorn Floatie – (FREE/0L/Group Gift) – Group is free to join

Location – Kona Beach

 

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Flirt

Hello my dear FabFree-ers!

Flirt

I hope the weekend coming up has you all excited and happy! I know I am ready for some fun in the sun and some fun under the SL sun too.  I’m starting my weekend with the Flirty Summer Hunt since we only have a few more days to play this one.  This is the ‘Amelie’ dress from K Creations and it’s the 1L prize for this Hunt. I love the styling on this mini dress. The soft colors and the feminine floral print… just wonderful. Amelie comes in the standard Mesh sizes XXS-L as well as a FitMesh version. I found it to be a great fit as well as very nicely built.

My hairstyle is another ‘show-off’ today. This is ‘Gem’ from Little Bones and it’s the very generous free gift at the Hair Fair. You get the large, medium and small versions of the hair plus a Lelutka applier along with a very nice HUD with sixteen natural and not so natural colors.

The Hair Fair will wrap up on July 31st but you have until August 15 for the Flirty Summer Hunt. So get crackin’!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet– Slink mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Shoes Alyce – MaryJanes

 

Dress – K Creations – Amelie – (1L prize for the Flirty Summer Hunt)

Hair – Little Bones – Gem – (FREE/0L/Free Gift for the Hair Fair)

 

Location – Honeycomb

 

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