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Besome kind of Hipster

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Hello Fab Free’rs! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. I’ll tell you how I’ve spent my Sunday, shopping! The Hipster Fair is happening and it ends March 3rd. Most of the designers have set out an inexpensive gift for the event. While you shop, look for the pink and green mustaches at each booth. The pink gifts are women’s only, and the green gifts are male or unisex gifts. Each designer set the cost of their gift, in my experience most gifts were just 1 linden, while some were FREE, and others were as much as 5 lindens. I probably picked up at least 20 gifts! There were so many good items that I’ll be doing a second post with several more Hipster Fair freebies and cheapies. That said I also want to let you know about a special sales event at Besom.

Now, the most urgent aspect of the sale at Besom is that today is the last day! I wish I had caught wind of the sale sooner. Through the end of the day today (I assume, the sale is a “weekend” sale) all individual hair packs at Besom are marked 50 lindens. The purpose of the sale is to help raise funds for the medical bills of an adorable cat named Spirit. I’m not often one to promote causes, because I’m partly a cynical skeptic, but if ever there was a reason to feed my love of hair, the life of a kitty is just the one. Either way, you can’t beat 50 lindens for the quality hairstyles at Besom. The fact that the purchase will likely be helping a beloved pet is just the icing on the cake!

Normally I would go into a little bit of detail about each of the items in the post, however since there are several items in this post and a time sensitivity, I’ll just give you the basics.  Thanks in advance for understanding.  ❤

Hair – *Besom~Weekend Warrior *Essentials* – 50L – Last Day! (Sunday 2/26) 

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

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

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

Sunglasses – B&W Design – DIVINA Sunglasses WOOD – 1L @The Hipster Fair

Tattoo – {TOUCH MIA} Moth Tattoos *Classic Layers/Omega/Slink – 1L @The Hipster Fair

Top – EnvyMe – ::EM:: Mesh Owl Knotted  *Standard Mesh Sizes – 1L @The Hipster Fair

Pants – Blueberry – Pizza

Bag – YoKana – YK – Hipster Bag – 1L @The Hipster Fair

Shoes – Delirium Style – Sneaker *For Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, TMP w/Color Hud  – FREE Gift @The Hipster Fair 

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Le Poppycock

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Feeling Mouthy!

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Sometimes you feel… mouthy.

Today I feel a bit mouthy. You know, sometimes you just have to get it ALL out there in the open and tell it like it is. There’s no stopping you and then… of course later you know you’re going to pay for it… but luckily I found this great top that can just be mouthy for me!

Stopping by Ashmoot!

So I stopped by Ashmoot where I was able to pick up two great gifts and it didn’t cost me a single Linden!

First I picked up this terrific sweater (the one that made me feel so mouthy 😉 ). It’s Ashmoot‘s FREE FabFree Group Gift offering. Just wear your FabFree Group tag and pick this gorgeous mesh sweater up. It comes in all the standard sizes and includes an alpha layer as well.

I also picked up the matching shorts! These are applier shorts and you can get them by wearing the Ashmoot group tag. The Ashmoot group is also FREE to join, making this gift FREE as well. You’ll get appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega as well as a couple of system layers as well!

Just be careful not to let your mouth run away with you while wearing this great outfit 😉

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Jennie
Sweater – AsHmOoT – Acc Coll_Short Sweatheer_Mouth/ R&G (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Shorts – AsHmOoT – Ling_Cotton Shorts/ R&G (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Private Location

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Flamingos and Squids

Flamingos and Squids

In preparation

It’s been a pretty long week for me IRL and with all signs, unfortunately, pointing to things getting more chaotic in the coming days, I turned to my Second Life and popped into the Baja Norte sim for some a much-needed breather. There’s still something calming about seagulls swooping about amidst the cresting waves, even though it’s just only in a virtual world. I had something skimpier in mind for this outing (hmm…come to think of it I’ve never actually worn a swimsuit to any of the beach sims I’ve visited), but a stop to Creator’s Collection Box changed my mind. Unlike Carson, who came away with one killer look, I quickly picked up the gift at the S@bbia booth. From its quirky print (flamingos are just adorable birds don’t you think?) to its pretty bowed sash, the (aptly named) Flamingo dress is simply darling.

The gift comes in only one mesh size, however, and without an alpha layer included. While arguably it’ll be easier for those with mesh bodies to find a fit thanks to their nifty alpha huds, I experimented with some of the alpha layers of other dresses that I already owned and found a good fit. Personally, I feel that the Flamingo dress was worth the effort especially when you take into consideration that it does come with a hud that lets you switch the dress between three colors (blue, red and white) technically making it three free dresses. Be sure to do a little more exploring if you visit this 2nd Anniversary round of Creator’s Collection Box as the majority of booths have great free gifts out.

A good pair of clogs

Seeing as I wanted to be able to dip my toes in the water or wriggle them in the warm sand, fussy boots or heels just wouldn’t do for this latest adventure. The sneakers had to stay at home too because who wants to spend their time cleaning sand out from the soles of their damp sneakers (yuck!). Luckily enough I came across a free fatpack of clogs from A&D Clothing and my footwear problems were quickly solved. These cute clogs are a sub-o gift at the store meaning that you won’t need to join any groups or free up those precious group slots to get your hands on them. Better yet this gift is unisex (that ‘special’ dude won’t have any excuses not to join you at the beach now) and can be worn with classic avatar feet (alpha layer and shoe base included). Did I mention that this gift is a fatpack? Well, you’ll also be getting a hud which lets you choose among twelve different colors with a section that’s dedicated to resizing tools as well. I’m still pretty tickled that I found this design in SL seeing as I’ve a couple of pairs of these out of the virtual world and see them all over the place besides. When do we get to choose the charms hmm?

Flamingos and Squids

So squids were mentioned

And here they are in the form of a cute pair of earrings from Frangipani Garden that’s also available as a free gift at Creator’s Collection Box. While I’m fully aware that you’re supposed to eat seafood and not wear it, these Takosan earrings were just too cute to pass up. The detailing on these earrings are amazing as is the subtle difference in the expressions between Mr. and Ms. Squid (well, I assume they’re Mr and Ms). While a resizer script is absent, permissions on these earrings are set to modify and copy so you can make as many backups as you like before making those changes if need be. Creator’s Collection Box runs until the 18th of next month so hurry down.

A sweet face

There’s a new group gift out at WoW Skins! I always look forward to the frequent gifts from this store and was pretty excited to unbox Preziosa. She has a slightly more mature look to her, I feel but still, has that sweet look and glossiness that are hallmarks of the WoW Skins. The neutral tones of the makeup on Preziosa are simply perfect. The gift package includes:

  • Two system skins in the Tan tone (one with cleavage and one without)
  • Omega applier hud for Head and Body

Other skin tones are available for purchase at the WoW Skins main store at a discounted price of 199L and it is 450L to join the group if you’re not already a member. Of course joining the group will mean access to the group only Lucky Letter and Midnight Mania boards that are always stuffed with goodies.

And that’s a wrap. I’ve got a sudden craving for takoyaki and hmm…where do I get some? Till later.

EDIT: Thanks to Ariel Starflare, I’ve been informed that there is now an alpha layer for the dress. Us classic avatars can rejoice!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- WoW Skins Preziosa (0L/Group Gift/450L join fee)
Hair – Doe Heather (In store gacha/99L per pull)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Manicure – Koffin Nails Hypnotic Hearts (Past XOXO Hunt)  
Earrings – Frangipani Garden (0L @ Creator’s Collection Box)
Dress – S@bbia Flamingo (0L @ Creator’s Collection Box)
Shoes – A&D Clothing Clogs (0L/Sub-O Gift/No group tag required)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Baja Norte

-Screams-


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Sunday Morning Paper

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Kickstart my heart…

I totally planned a blog-free weekend to recharge the creative juices and to put a little balance back into my RL (the dog was starting to get annoyed). As I was doing all the domestic chores that I’ve neglected, my mind was coming up with ideas for new posts… no, no, no… shut your brain off… As I was playing ” Identify what food this USED to be” while cleaning out the refrigerator, I had another post idea (to be fair, it was for the MadPea Food Fair), but I’m on a short holiday, right? RIGHT?

Ahem….

Today I’d like to show you this great FREE find that can be found on the Loving Kind Hunt 2 from Zed Designz. The Milan Blue Leather Jacket w/ TurtleNeck is a beautiful mesh jacket that comes with a texture changing HUD for the turtleneck to give you several color choices to pick from. It also comes in sizes S-L and fitted small and large sizes.

And now I return to my Sunday crossword and my cup of coffee… Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Zed Designz – MESH Milan Blue Leather Jacket w/ TurtleNeck (FREE gift – Loving Kind Hunt 2)
Pants: A&D Clothing – James Jeans
Shoes: A&D Clothing– Innsbruck Shoes
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Sim: Private

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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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Are You a Good Girl?

Up From a Dream?

Are you a good girl?

It’s been a while since I posted a pretty free or low cost find for all of you amazing Fabfree Readers, and I’ve missed you! Real life has been pretty hectic for me this month. But I knew I had run across something special when I found this dress and pendant as part of the Good Girl or Bad Girl Hunt at Wicked.

You search for the little icon, buy it for just 2L and you get both this baby doll dress (which I think could double as a roleplay nightgown) and the beautiful glowing pendant. Somehow this ensemble gives me the impression that you could be either a good girl or a bad girl either one wearing it!

All the sizes you need in one box!

I was really pleased with the assortment of sizes this outfit came in. It is mesh (with a good alpha layer if you are still rocking your system body) but comes in lots of mesh body sizes as well. For your 2L spent at Wicked you’ll be getting:

  • Classic sizes XXS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Psysique & Hourglass
  • Belleza – Freya Isis, and Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Estelle
Dress & Necklace – Wicked – Iris Dress & Pendant (2L for the Good Girl or Bad Girl Hunt)

 

Astrids Signature


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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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