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Directionally Challenged

Snapshot_003Whew it’s been a long day for me, but I am here now logged into SL for some blogging/shopping therapy! Guess what ladies?! Gizza has a new free group gift for you at the landing point of the mainstore!  This month, Gizza has released the sizzling hot summer dress I am displaying today in a trendy turquoise and brown zig-zag pattern.  I don’t know if it is pointing up or down, but it looks great in my books!  As well as this new group gift for women, you will find a new gift for the guys, as well as a whole years worth of previous VIP treats.  As an added bonus, this group is free to join!

Enjoy your night!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin
Head Applier – League Luna
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee

Hair – Moon Hair Storm
Dress – Gizza July Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Sandals – Pure Poison Lucrecia Sandals (featured @ The Secret Affair)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Build – Inverse Malibu
Jug – Dust Bunny Fresh Strawberry Water (instore gacha / previous Arcade event)

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Springing Into May, All Hopped Up On Freebies!

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May has started out wonderfully for me, and when you get a glance at this freebie, your May will become as great as mine. FaMESHed is a monthly event on SL, and this month was actually the first time I ever attended. Being a guy, shopping events have not been a major focus of mine (until now). I am kicking myself for that though since I laid eyes on this fantastic FREE leather overcoat from Kauna! The Kauna-XIV Leather Overcoat is supplied in both a black and a brown version and is finely textured. In fact, click on the pictures in this post and you can almost feel the leather with your fingertips. Prepare to fall in some serious love with this overcoat. It is given away FREE at FaMESHed to celebrate the third anniversary of the event and to promote Kauna’s excellent line of XIV suits and separates. If you have the money, you might well be compelled to do what I did and splurge on some matching components, like the XIV T-Shirt Pack: Plain & Striped and the XIV Shirt: Coffee pictured above. They are made to fit beautifully with the overcoat and are a very nice luxury if you have the coin.

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You might ask, “What if you have nothing to spend on Second Life’s great luxuries at the moment?” Well, if that’s the case, then this overcoat is still a must pick up. In addition to the components made to fit especially for this jacket, you can use other items you could already have in your inventory. Being a mesh overcoat, it might be somewhat tricky to find pieces to wear under it. With this stylish garment, I would heartily recommend system (layers) T-shirts, and (if you can find some) system dress shirts with sculpted collars. Both will look great with it. Even if you have to fiddle with the sculpted collars to find one that works well, you are going to look fantastic.

In the picture above, you can see I paired The Kauna-XIV Leather Overcoat with a FREE Group Gift from Gizza; a pink and black shirt that was offered a while back and is still available. I think it looks very nice in this outfit and is a great example of a freebie that works well. Gizza is a great place to pick up a bunch of Free Gifts since they keep their previous FREE Group Gifts out for an extended period. It would be an excellent first stop in a search for items to wear with this stylish overcoat.

Last, but far from least, I am wearing a very special set of eyes. The Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eyes in London Fog are a FREE Gift from one of the best eye creators in Second Life. They look fantastic and offer a wide variety of options controlled by a surprisingly robust hud, which allows variations in size, reflections, and shadowing (among other options). I love the way they look! While you are in eye collecting mode – which sounds super creepy now that I say it out loud – keep in mind that Mayfly also has a FREE Gift over at Fab Free Headquarters! The recently updated Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes in Medium Onyx are gorgeous grey eyes. If you haven’t come by to pick them up yet, rest assured they are completely worth the trip. With all the great freebies and gifts this week, you’ll spring into May in style! From my little pixel heart to all of you, have fun and see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Leather Overcoat – Kauna XIV Leather Overcoat  (free group gift / free to join / @ The FaMESHed Event)

Pink Shirt – Gizza April Group Gift  (FREE Group Gift/ FREE Group)

Eyes – Mayfly Luminous – Mesh Eyes in London Fog  (FREE Gift)

Eyes – Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes in Medium Onyx  (free group gift / free to join / @ FAB FREE HEADQUARTERS)

XIV Black T-Shirt – Kauna – Kauna – XIV TShirt Pack: Plain & Striped
XIV Black Pants – Kauna – Kauna – Tuxedo XIV Trousers: Black
XIV Shirt in Coffee – Kauna – Kauna – XIV Shirt: Coffee
XIV Pants in Chocolate – Kauna – Kauna – XIV Trousers: Chocolate

Necklace – Aitui – Bird Remains Necklace – Dark, Talon (Worn with black T-shirt)
Necklace – Aitui – Talon Necklace – Polished White (Worn with pink shirt)
Black Jeans – Sin Original Black Mesh Jeans (Worn with pink shirt, former hunt prize)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – The Group Gift Approach to Getting an All-Occasion Men’s Wardrobe

A guest blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone, originally blogged [HERE]

Although men’s clothing and special offers are not nearly as common as they are for women in SL, you can get yourself outfitted nicely for almost any occasion if you are a member of the right store groups.  I’ve got three group gifts to show you that will allow you to go from casual everyday all the way to formal, and they won’t cost you a Linden.

First off, let me show you the May group gift from Ydea – it’s still available on Ydea’s giant wall of past gifts and the group is free to join.  This tee and pair of shorts is for fans of the U.S. television show “The Walking Dead,” but you don’t have to have zombie skin in order to wear it.  The outfit includes the mesh t-shirt, mesh shorts, and a very versatile pair of casual boots that could be worn with lots of different outfits.

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Geoffrey is wearing:

Shirt, pants, boots: “Walking Fan” outfit by Ydea (May group gift/free to join/free)

Hair:   Makenna in Coffee by A&A Designs

Eyes:  Deep Sky Eyes in Sapphire by Mayfly

Skin: Buck in Bronze by Filthy

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For slightly more dressy occasions you can stop by Gizza Creations which recently put out it’s June group gift.  Like Ydea, Gizza keeps its old group gifts available for quite some time after new ones are put out, so you can expect to be able to pick this one up even if you don’t get there today.  This outfit features a blue jacket layer polo shirt with sculpted rolled sleeves and color, and mesh denim jeans with belt included.  My shoes are formal slip-ons, the June group gift at sf design.  There’s a small group joining fee, but certainly worth it for the steady stream of group gifts and the discounts on new items offered at sf design.  I don’t know how far into July these shoes will be available free to group members, so hurry on over to get them soon if you’re interested.

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Geoffrey is wearing:

Shirt, jeans: June Gift from Gizza Creations (group gift/free to join/free)

Shoes: Black formal slip-ons from sf design (group gift,/$100L to join/free)

Hair: Joe in Coffee by A&A Designs (free voting present)

Eyes:  Deep Sky Eyes in Sapphire by Mayfly

Skin: Buck in Bronze by Filthy

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And finally, for those occasions when only formal wear will do, try the Prestigious tuxedo in midnight blue by 69 Park Ave., which is available through July 3 as the group gift.  This formal tuxedo outfit can be worn in several ways.  I’m showing it here with a vest and short flexi bottom to the jacket.  The shirt-layer vest can be removed so that you can wear just the formal shirt under the jacket.  In addition, there is a jacket collar that includes a long white formal scarf, and there is a long flexi jacket bottom that is lined in white satin for very formal occasions.  All of these possibilities give you lots of style options.

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And there you have it – a range of wardrobe basics you can get for free from group gifts.  Enjoy!

Geoffrey is wearing:

Tuxedo with shirt, vest, and various style options: Prestigious Outfit from 69 Park Ave., (group gift/$69 to join/free)

Shoes: Black formal slip-ons from sf design (group gift,/$100L to join/free)

Hair: Joe in Coffee by A&A Designs (free voting present)

Eyes:  Deep Sky Eyes in Sapphire by Mayfly

Skin: Buck in Bronze by Filthy

Sim:  It All Begins with a Smile


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Hello June!

Happy Monday! Where did our weekend go? I know that I spent mine running all over the grid picking up some stunning group gifts and being the lucky soul I sometimes am, MM prizes. It’s the start of June and there are gifts & hunts galore! Hunts were previously blogged here.

One of the great FabFree designers is Gizza. I joined this group a few months ago & have gotten many very elegant outfits from the designer, Giz Seorn. All of the previous group Gifts are available at the plaza outside the main store.

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I adore the eye makeup & lip color that came with this lovely skin. I tend to gravitate towards the tan skins (that could be because I was a former beach bum in RL). These shoes are absolutely fabulous and as you can see they can be worn with many different colors. The chains are an extra touch by the designer.
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Dress – Gizza – Ruffle Dress [Women – June Gift] (Free Group Gift/$0L to join)

Earrings – Two Sisters Treasures – Large Gold Hoop Earrings – $10

Hair – Alli & Ali – Shirley-Anne Hair Fire – MM Prize

Skin – [Pumec] – Mila – Summer- Free gift on 5/30/14

Make up – Java Fashion Designs – Lordiva Eyeliner & tatoo Lashes-$10L

Shoes – Shoenique Designs – Heart Rainbow Strappy Stiletto – $10L

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Popping In With Flowers!

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Hey Fabulouses! Sorry I have been a bit MIA on the blog lately! I have been very busy working with Fabulous Designers getting set up at our FabFree Headquarters that is almoooost ready to open officially!  XiuLan Quan has spent hours and hours placing buildings and planting flowers and trees and it’s really starting to shape up!  I think you all will love the new look… and it should be all set up within just a few days!  I am taking a little break from set up to show you what I’m wearing today ;)

The adorable floral dress I have on today is a The Perfect Runway Hunt prize from GIZZA!  All you need to do is locate that little black and white runway hunt icon, pay it 5L and this dress is yours too!  You can find the sweet Aileen Necklace I have accessorized my outfit with at Pure Poison as a new group gift (still free to join!).  Make sure you check inside the shop too – they have just released this very sexy pair of wedge Magda Sandals that I LOVE!  There is even a special group discount on one of the colours if you act fast!

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If you are drooling over this hair, you’ll be excited to know it’s just 188L per colour pack at the new round of Collabor88!  It’s Truth Hair’s new release April, and it includes the colour change hair clip!

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Love is wearing…

Skin – PXL Creations Jade
Eyes – 
IKON Ardent Eyes Sage
Hair – TRUTH HAIR April (new release – 188L @ Collabor88!)
Hands & Feet by Slink
Dress – GIZZA Floral Mini Dress (5L / TRPH)
Shoes – Pure Poison Magda Sandals (new release!)
Necklace – Pure Poison Aileen Necklace (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Poses by Glitterati
Sim – The Trace

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Pink and Prickly…

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Hello my Fabulous Friends…

Who says silver can’t mix with gold…. When I picked up these two group gifts from FINESMITH I was wondering what on earth could I pair them with… A Sweet Valentine look maybe?  Well, I ended up finding this gorgeous new release from GizzA and I’ll admit I forked over some lindens, but so worth the look I can’t say I mind very much. Who says that you can’t be sweet, sexy and a bit of a challenge to touch for your Valentine? Check out all the credits and links below…

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—-[ C R E D I T S ]—-

necklace/earrings: -[ FINESMITH ]- Love is always a good thing (FREE) (Finesmith group costs L$300 to join but they do give gifts constantly… They stay on my “keepers” group list. )

ring: -[ FINESMITH ]- RITA PORCELAN RING (FREE) (same as above *grins* )

nail appliers: -[~*By Snow*~ ]-  Holiday Manicures (FREE) (This is part of a package for the subscribers that Snow sent out.  Hit the subscriber thingie at her store. )

skin: -[ Al Vulo ]- snowhite* (L$ 70) (Former TDRF item, no longer available.)

The finger nails: [SLINK] Slink Enhancement Fingernails (for default hands) (L$ 150)

hair: -[ (Chemistry) ]- Harlie – HUD.2 (L$ 250)

outfit: -[ GizzA ]- Self-Defense [Pink] (L$ 350) (Includes the shirt, with all the studs, the shorts with studs, and the boots. along with corset, all rigged mesh. )

*big hugs*…………..till next time………….care <3

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I’m no Toy Soldier…

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Good day my Fabulous Friends!!

Today I was all over the place…. I had picked up my armband as a group gift from epia, and that led me to think military, but I didnt want to do the standard, I wanted something a bit…. different … I scooted to ContraptioN where I found this awesome hat, and then was like… what to wear on my body *laughs* GizzA offered a great pair of boots in their January Gift (the whole outfit is really great, but not quite the look I was going for) so I ended up wandering around the store and saw this great jacket.  I paid the fee and was happy with my purchase even more when I saw the HUD and that I was getting four colors in one (WIN!!) Trying to keep myself from spending anymore monies, I checked out the marketplace for a skirt that would go nicely with my look… After trying on about 20 or so freebie mesh skirts, I ended up buying this full perm dollarbie skirt from Demi’s Starshine marketplace store. I saw these Madrid Solo eyes when I picked up some gifts over at the WOMENstuff Lounge.

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o-o-o-o[ C R E D I T S ]o-o-o-o

hat: -[ ContraptioN ]-  Play’s Shako (FREE) (This Contraption group is free to join. )

boots: -[ GizzA ]- GizzA – New Year Gift [Women] (FREE) (These boots are actually part of a large gift that Gizza is giving away for their January gift to their group members.  The GIZZA group is free to join and they keep ALL their group gifts up, so happy collecting <3 )

eyes: -[ Madrid Solo ]- Mesh Eyes-Realm- Green Special Gift (FREE) (This is one of the gifts at the WOMENstuff Lounge. You need to be a member of the WOMENstuff group, This group costs L$50 to join. Tons of free gifts go along with this tag.. This is one group I never leave.. )

skirt: -[ Demi’s Starshine ]- Full Perm Rigged Mesh  Cindy Skirt (L$1) (This is a full perm MP item.  I tried really hard to find a free one that worked with the rest of my outfit.. This worked out well as I could adjust the color and it looked cute with the poses.  I found it on the Marketplace @ https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/g-i-f-t-Demis-StarshineFull-Perm-Rigged-Mesh-Cindy-Skirt/4771515. )

arm band: -[ (epia) ]- Symbol Armband GROUPGIFT (FREE) ( Epia is a free group to join. )

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front hair bangs: -[ boON ]- *booN hairpieces GURA21 all colors pack (L$ 10) (I am wearing the blonde. You can find this on the right side wall in the store.  Towards the back.  boON is on the left of the landing point. )

skin: -[ ESSENCES ]- Essences – FLF – Olyvia skin *lait* brunette only! (L$ 50) (I picked this up today (1/28) )

hairbase: -[ *booN ]- center part A hairbase all colors pack (L$ 100)

hair: -[ *booN ]- *booN KBO906 hair gold/blonde/sandy (L$ 280) (This hair worked for me because I wanted a hair that would fit Under the hats…. )

jacket: -[ GizzA ]- Dropped Collar Jacket [Solid] (L$280) (This jacket comes with a hud so you can change the shirt color as well as the jacket color. I picked up this jacket at their main store, but you can also find it on the Marketplace @ https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/GizzA-Dropped-Collar-Jacket-Solid/5525075 )

Poses: -[ Exposeur Poses & Animations ]- Single Special 10, 28 & 23

Have a great night!!  *big hugs*…………..till next time………….care <3

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Cold November Rain

Snapshot_004 Hi Fabulouses!  I have some great group gifts to share with you today :)  I originally started this post to tell you all about the wonderful new items up in the new round of the Acid Lily Gallery, which  boasts a whopping six free group gifts for you to pick up while you are shopping, but I’m going to start by telling you about this sweet dress I am wearing.  You can find this little black dolly at Gizza as a free group gift (free to join too!), along with a year’s worth of previous gifts for both men and women!  It is a non-mesh design and beautifully textured.

Now… onto the Acid Lily goodies :)  I am not displaying all six of the group gifts today, but they are all super cute and you should check them out while you are down there.  The Stand For Love Tatt across my chest is a free group gift sponsored by elska.  You can also find the November Rain (they have raindrops all down the back and an umbrella at the ankles) Tights as a free group gift by Cannibelle.  They even include slink appliers!  Another item from this round of Acid Lily I am wearing today is a pair of the Bokeh Victory Earrings which are available in a few metal variations at 70L per pair.

These Laced & Strapped Black Leather Ankle Boots btw,  can be found in the Blackburns Marketplace Store, priced at 0L.  These may have been shown before – as the Blackburns MP store is a great go-to for fabulously free footwear!

TTFN!

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Love is wearing…

Skin – Al Vulo Astrea* 60s Chic  (70L @ TDRF) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Imogen/193/146/27

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Platinum (not free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hot/227/92/39

Hair – Truth Sassy2 (not free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth/158/27/34

Tattoo – elska Stand For Love Tattoo (free group gift / 0L / free to join) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ai%20Atoll/104/52/23

Dress – Gizza October Group Gift Women (free group gift / 0L / free to join) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GizzA%20Creations/132/113/72

Boots – Blackburns Laced & Strapped Black Leather Heels (free / 0L / marketplace) – https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Laced-Strapped-Black-Leather-Heels/2108175

Tights – Cannibelle Acid Lily Gift November Rain Tights (free group gift / 0L / free to join) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ai%20Atoll/104/52/23

Earrings – Bokeh Victory Earrings (70L per pair @ Acid Lily) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ai%20Atoll/104/52/23

Pose – Starry Heaven Arisa 5pk Poses (70L @ Acid Lily) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ai%20Atoll/104/52/23

Sim – Hazardous – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Misali/157/195/54

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Flora

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Hair: Exile – Crazy in love
Lingerie: Gizza – Burlesque Corset
Shoes: N-Core – Cuore pink floral (group gift)

I have some very pretty gifts for you girlies today. If an overload of pink is your thing that is ;)

First up, Swallow has this gorgeous skin out as a group gift. She’s called Jahaira and she has beautiful pink lips and elegant beauty marks. The skin comes with multiple brow colours too so you don’t have to worry about the brows not matching your roots! The group is free to join and Swallow puts out new gifties regularly so be sure to keep an eye out. Also from Swallow is my floral headdress, it’s not free but it’s just too pretty not to show off!

My shoes are also a free group gift from N-core. Anyone who has ever met me will know I am absolutely crazy about florals, so when I saw these shoes I knew I had to have them. The group costs 50L$ to join but I think it’s definitely worth it. Every N-Core gift I’ve ever received has always been fantastic quality.

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Skin: Swallow – Jahaira (Group gift)
Wreath: Swallow – Agape
Jewelry: Clever & Cool – Forever set (10L$)

Finally, my necklace and earrings are just 10L$ on the marketplace by Clever & Cool. The marketplace is always my go-to for last minute accessories at a cheap price and it never disappoints.

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Suffering from (in)Somnia

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The Wash Cart sale is on once again and do you know what that means? Well it means your wallet is going to appreciate you a little more because everything at the sale is 10L$ or less.

Yes, you heard right. 10L$ or less.

So without further delay, I bring to you Somnia’s goodies from the sale! These two pretty peach and yellow dresses are both 10L$ at Somnia’s cart, and the adorable pink outfit below has been set out for you as a free gift! There are more things you can grab at Somnia’s cart, including some  cool t-shirts, shorts and bikinis!

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Since the cart sale is happening right on Fabfree HQ‘s doorstep, why not pop in and say hi while you’re at it? You’ll be able to nab a few more freebies as well!

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The free

Dress 1: Somnia – Celestial lace (10L$)

Dress 2: Somnia – Bohemian Diamond (10L$)

Outfit: Somnia – Heart flutter (Free)

Leggings: Bunni Designs – Dot leggings (10L$)

The not-so-free

Skin: Hello Rabbit – Hyori Rosette (No longer available)

Hair: Exile – Just a reason (Arcade)

Collar: Gizza – Electra beige collar (Arcade)

Necklace: Sleepy Eddy – Pocket Watch necklace (Arcade)

Poses: Quintessescia – Pose vivian (Pure sales room)

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