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The Scent Takes Me Back


The Scent Can Take Me Back

A big part of nostalgia for me occurs with certain smells. The scent of a specific incense, or a certain soap, even flowers can trigger memories. I love that. Generally the memories are always pleasant ones. My nostalgic smells aside, I do have some fabulous group gifts to share with you, so let’s get to it.

The Dress

This cute blue jean dress does have a bit of nostalgia for me in that it reminds me of that time in the early ’90s when Guess jeans were all the rage, and denim everything was in style. It’s one of many free group gifts at Julia’s Scandal. I paired the dress with a low cut applier tank top for a bit of added modesty. This dress showed a bit more of my girls than I wanted. My shape however could have been the culprit. Either way, I think it’s a cute look. The Julia’s Scandal group is free to join at this time.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus)

The Earrings

I know you can not see beaded the earrings I have on super well in this photo. My apologies for that, they seem to blend in with the background. I’ll include the vendor photo below so you can see these fun over-sized earrings by Indulge Temptation. They are the current Teleport Hub group gift at IT!. The earrings come in a blue and red version, and a pink and blue version, each with three metal choices. The Teleport Hub group has a one time join fee of 10 linden.

!IT! - Aurora Earrings USA SE Gift Image

The Pose & Flower 

This pretty bento pose by Hazeel was previously a Pose Fair gift, and now can be picked up at the Hazeel pose shop, with your Hazeel group tag. The gift includes the bento pose in and out of a poseball, and the rose in pink, red, or yellow. Each rose also has a transfer version so you can pass it to others. The Hazeel group has a one time join fee of 99 linden, and there are multiple group gifts available.

What Pru is Wearing:

Puppy – JIAN Boston Terrier
Fireplace – Simply Shelby – Turkish Fireplace
Pose with Flower – .::Hazeel::. My Rose ~Bento Pose – Free Group Gift/Group is 99L to Join
Photo taken at a private location

 


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One Year Later…

One Year Later...

Hello Fabulouses!  Well, it’s hard to believe it, but this week marks one year of blogging with Fab Free!  So much has happened in the past year for me in RL, but what hasn’t changed is how much I love blogging and sharing my adventures with Ripley.  I truly enjoy seeking out Fabulous Finds, and want to thank our wonderful readers for their support.  Reading your comments really makes my day!  I feel so blessed to be a part of the Fab Free team, and look forward to continuing to write far into the future.

Just Bluetiful…

Today, I am sporting the latest free gift from Mooh! for members of the Third Life Group.  The Lounge Outfit features a soft blue and white striped top with a knotted hemline, and long, comfy, stretchy pants – perfect for a lazy day.  I seriously would LOVE to wear this outfit in real life!  It offers a scooped neckline, white cuffs on the sleeves, and a coordinating white waistband on the pants.  Since the gift contains classic mesh as well as versions for mesh bodies, it is sure to fit just about anyone.  The pants run long, and I wasn’t able to get my flat feet to work with them, but my high foot style was just right.  The outfit is worn as a complete set, so you can’t mix and match with other wardrobe components, but I thought the top and the pants were ideally suited for each other.  Although the Third Life Group has a 10L join fee, there are many goodies available for group members from a variety of designers, so it is a worthwhile investment.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility: 

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for Classic Avatars
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique

A Lucky Hair Day

Ripley and I decided to check out a new-to-us hair shop today called Mello, and I’m so glad we did!  Right in the entry way, there are 12 Lucky Boards for anyone, and 6 members-only boards packed with a variety of cute hairstyles.  Since joining the group was completely free, I decided to go for it, and see what happened.  Sure enough, that magical “K” appeared on one of the group-only boards, and I gleefully scooped up the Jaded hairstyle in “Blondies.”  After doing a little happy dance, I teleported on home to try out my prize.  Ripley took one look, and wagged his tail happily with approval.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover the gift included a texture HUD packed with 16 options.  This is sure to become one of my “go-to” hairstyles.

The Real Pupster

The Pupster

Because I mention him so often in my blog posts, I thought you might like a peek at the real-life pupster.  He’s my pride and joy, and such a good boy!  Thank you again, wonderful readers, for your support over the past 12 months.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Mello Jaded (free lucky board prize for members of the [Mello] Hair 0L/0L to join)

Outfit:  Mooh! Lounge Outfit (free gift for Third Life Group Members 0L/10L to join)

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation! Beaded Necklace 1

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  NorderNey (sim is group access only)

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Once in a Bluemoon

Not so lost

Once in a Blue moon you run across a special gift and you know it’s meant for you! It was that way with the gifts I found the other day. I knew I had to share them with you!

Oh so blue…

Bluemoon Enterprise has out a gift that will leave you anything but blue, even if this traveler inspired Gypsy dress is blue in color. It includes the poet shirt and broomstick skirt in white and blues and is a free gift with your free group join.

Sizes included:

  • Standard mesh sizes XXS – L
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

Add a flower.

I stopped by the Aloha Fair and was pleasantly surprised to discover a multitude of generous gifts at the different booths. I picked out the Perllific Necklace with its attached white lily for just 1L at the IT! booth to add to my outfit as the final touch. It is lovely and pretty and all good girlie things! Don’t miss out on this pretty gift!

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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 – Truth Hair – Denee
Necklace – Indulge Temptation! IT! – Pearliffic Necklace SE (1L @ The Aloha Fair)
Dress – Bluemoon Enterprise – Gypsy (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Lost Unicorn, A Unicorn Forest Sanctuary

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Sinister to Sultry

Sinister to Sultry Sometimes all you need is a little makeup and a change in eye-color to change your look in a dramatic way. Using eyes by S0NG that I picked up at the Crossroads event, and makeup from the 50 Shades of Catwa Hunt happening at Indulge Temptation, I was able to take Pru’s look from slightly sinister to sultry. Pru’s wearing the same head, hair, and base skin in both photos.

In my opinion eyes from S0NG almost always have an otherworldly look to them. The Nyx eyes gacha by S0NG at the Crossroads event is no exception. These eyes have that signature glassy look S0NG is known for, and come in a huge variety of colors that range from natural to unnatural and everything in between. These sparkling eyes are available for just 55 lindens per play at the Crossroads event. Included with each pair of eyes is a mesh set of eyes, a matching alpha, and a system layer set.

The dramatic eye shadow and intensely colored lipsticks are just a few of the 50 total Catwa makeup appliers you can hunt down during the Indulge Temptation 50 Shades of Catwa Hunt. The item you’ll be hunting for is a little Catwa logo. Each hunt prize is 5 lindens and includes a single shade of lipstick or eye shadow. There are no groups to join, just head over to Indulge Temptation and enjoy the hunt!

Here are the details, Happy Hunting!

Hair – Clawtooth: Infatuation (6: Dark Ombre Pack) – Previously @The Arcade

Skin –  Essences Digby Medium 01

Head –  CATWA HEAD Gwen

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Nyx Eyes // Sunshine Eye – 55L per play @Crossroads

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Nyx Eyes // Honey Brown Eye – 55L per play @Crossroads

Eye Shadow Catwa ApplierIndulge Temptation – !IT! – 50 Shades Of Catwa Hunt #05

Eye Shadow Catwa ApplierIndulge Temptation – !IT! – 50 Shades Of Catwa Hunt #49 – 5L 50SCHunt Prize

Lipstick Catwa ApplierIndulge Temptation – !IT! – 50 Shades Of Catwa Hunt #10 – 5L 50SCHunt Prize

Lipstick Catwa ApplierIndulge Temptation – !IT! – 50 Shades Of Catwa Hunt #22  – 5L 50SCHunt Prize

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Wild Pink Butterfly

Butterflies Hello Fab Free’rs! For once I’ve had a fairly quiet day in RL and I’m glad. It’s about time! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I have a few group gifts, one from Hucci (technically a subscriber gift), and one from The Skinnery. Also, Indulge Temptation is celebrating 2 years with two ways score a beautiful celebratory gift.

The subscriber gift a Hucci is this lovely magenta colored mesh sleeveless top. The shirt comes in body-specific mesh sizes for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique and Hourglass, as well as Belleza Isis, Freya, and Venus. As you can see this low cut “WildPink” is meant to be sexy yet casual, I think it could also be worn over an applier top if you wanted a little more coverage. To get this FREE subscriber gift at Hucci simply join the Subscriber, if the gift isn’t sent to you, use the message history to have the gift delivered.
Butterfly To go with the top from Hucci, I also picked up this pretty raspberry colored lip stain from The Skinnery. This Catwa lip applier is a FREE group gift at The Skinnery. It comes in a set of 4 stains. Each color has a normal version and smudgy version that makes it look as though you’ve messed up your lip-color with a little kissing! The Skinnery group has a one time join fee of 200 lindens. Once you’ve got your group tag, simply click the gift vendor and your lip stain set will be delivered. There are also several past group gifts still available.

The bold beautiful butterfly jewelry shown in the photos is a fun hunt prize or group gift from Indulge Temptation. This specific set along with several color change huds are the way Indulge Temptation is celebrating their 2 year Anniversary! There are 2 ways you can get this gorgeous set of statement jewelry. If you don’t want to join the in world group, you can hunt each piece at the main store. Each hidden part of the set is 10 lindens and there are 12 total pieces, most of which are the color change huds that allow you to adjust the color of the jewels as well as the metal parts. You can also resize these pieces of jewelry for the best fit. Not up for a hunt? No problem. Indulge Temptation group members can pick the full set up for FREE as a group gift.  The in world group has a one time join fee of 100 lindens, and there are previous group gifts available as well. You’ll find this and the other gifts in a room to the left of the landing point.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – *booN Lab.026 hair brown pack

Skin – Essences – Zara – Full Release

Head –  CATWA HEAD Anna *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Hair base – Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase – set 10 for CATWA *Tinted using Catwa Head Hud 

Eyebrows – Just Magnetized – Perfect Eyebrows – set 02 for OMEGA & CATWA

Lip Stain – [theSkinnery] Backstage Lip Stain (Catwa Applier) – FREE Group Gift/Group is 200L to Join 

JewelryIndulge Temptation – !IT! – Pretty Butterfly 2 Set 7-12 – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join OR 10L per piece 2nd Anniversary Hunt prizes *No Group Needed for Hunt Option 

TopHucci – ::HH:: Hucci Ovalle Tank – WildPink – FREE Subscriber Gift 

Jeans – Maitreya Mesh Zipper Skinny Jeans * #2

Body/Hands –  Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Indigo

**Private Location

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Water Nymph

Water Nymph
Hi There Fab Free I’ve got a Fabulous find to share with you on this Friday. One of the best things about Fridays in Second Life? Why Fifty Linden Fridays, of course! There are lots of great finds every Friday for just 50 lindens. This Friday has some awesome finds, one of which is this stunningly exotic skin from Plastik. You’ll actually find two Fifty Linden Friday sets at Plastik for 50 lindens each today only. One is an outfit set that includes 2 tops and a skirt. While the outfit is beautiful, I was so taken with the Special Edition skin that I just had to share it with you. This FLF offer is a pack that includes this amazing skin in a male and female version along with every applier Plastik makes for their skins, and of course classic system layers. You’ll also find mesh eyes, makeup layers, and nail appliers for both Slink and Maitreya in the package. I felt like a gorgeous creature in this highly detailed skin, and of course, since it’s summer I wanted to be near the water. Remember, this awesome deal is available today only for Fifty Linden Fridy, run! hehe I also included a copy of the vendor photo for the special FLF skin below so you can see both versions, there’s also a list of all appliers included.

For a little extra detail, I also included this beautiful FREE flower crown I found at Color Me Project from Indulge Temptation. I was hoping to play up the fantasy aspect of the skin from Plastik, and I think this detailed accessory did the job perfectly! This FREE gift is available at the Color Me Project landing point. You’ll need to join the Color Me Project group, which is FREE to Join. With this fabulous gift from Indulge Temptation you’ll get a hud that allows you to size the crown and adjust the color of the metal parts only. Color Me Project’s current round ends July 5th, so don’t wait!

Frecka Special Edition Skins FLF Main

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Tableau Vivant \\ Editorial \ Laying – Blacks+Whites – Past Gacha

SkinPlastik  :[P]:- Summer Markings Freckled Skin – 50L for Fifty Linden Friday

Head – CATWA HEAD Amy  *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Flower Crown – Indulge Temptation – !IT! – Triumph Crown 7 – FREE Group Gift @Color Me Project / Group is FREE to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

BikiniMon Cheri  *MC* Vegas Bikini – Copper –

*Pose by Indigo

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Keeping it Lowkey

Tunic Hello Hello Fab Free’rs Thanks for stopping by! Today I have what I think is a super cute look inspired by this gorgeous paisley tunic from Lowkey Shawty I stumbled across on the Marketplace. It also includes today’s Fifty Linden Friday offer from REIGN, so I want to make this post short and sweet. Additionally there’s a new event in Second Life called Addicted to Black. The name of the event makes the theme pretty self explanatory. My goth side is squealing with delight over this event. I stopped by and was happy to find a few FREE gifts, a necklace from Indulge Temptation, and a piercing from CS Tattoo.
Tunic Close I sincerely love this tunic from Lowkey Shawty. Paisleys are a guilty pleasure of mine, and it’s not often you see a good paisley pattern. I love the colors of this top, it’s bright and beautiful without being garish. It’s also long enough that you could wear it without the leggings, and honestly it would be just as cute with shorts or a skirt. The tunic is just 10 lindens on the Marketplace, and you’ll get several mesh sizes.

The shoes, the shoes, I love these platforms too, they kind of make the outfit. These platform sandals are today’s Fifty Linden Friday offer at REIGN. The shoes are just 50 lindens for today only. In the package you’ll get a different fit for Slink, Maitreya, Belleza, and TMP feet, along with a color change hud with 20 color options.

Speaking of gorgeous, my photo really doesn’t do this roped bead necklace from Indulge Temptation justice. These black seed beads have an iridescent quality. The set I am wearing appears to reflect a pretty red hue from the black beads. This FREE gift at Addicted to Black also includes 2 other versions of this necklace, one with a blue hue, and one with a regular white light hue.

Also FREE at the Addicted to Black event is this horseshoe lip piercing from CS Tattoo. Sometimes I really like just a simple piercing rather than some of the more intense ones that are often seen in Second Life. This black metal piercing can be sized via touch menu. I also want to note, that the piercing did not fit my avatar initially. I think it’s intended to be unisex. However, I had no trouble re-positioning it and using the touch menu to size it down a little.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – [BURLEY]_Lily_Blacks

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

Head – CATWA HEAD Aisha  *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Lip Piercing – CS Tattoo – Onyx Ball Closure Ring Piercing – FREE Gift @Addicted To Black 

Necklace – Indulge Temptation – !IT! – Gitana Necklace 14 – FREE Gift @Addicted To Black 

Tunic – Lowkey Shawty – Paisley tunic – 10L on the Marketplace

Tattoos – Letis Tattoo :: Maat Sleeve :: H15009 ::

Leggings – Bueno -Leggings -Black

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

Shoes – REIGN.- PLATFORM SANDALS V2- CUSTOMIZATION PACK – 50L for FLF Today Only

*Poses by Elephante PosesWetCat, and !bang

**Location – Timeless Memories 

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More Gifts Right Meow

Meow Meow

Hello again Fab Free’rs! I’m back with a few more gifts from the current round of The Instruments, and a fun group gift from SlackGirl. I’m certain I’ve mentioned in previous blogs of mine that I started out my Second Life as a Neko, and though I don’t often wear ears and a tail these days, it’s still one of my favorite “styles” for lack of a better word when I’m feeling cute and playful.

The phrase “cute and playful” definitely fits the gift from BYRNE at The Instruments. The mesh jacket and tie combination is a FREE gift that comes with 3 versions. Pru is wearing the “original” version as named in the gift. Each version has a color variation of this fun fabric. I love how whimsical it looks with the splashes of color and mesmerizing curved lines. It definitely makes me think of something hand painted and high fashion.

Meow Close Meow

Also at The Instruments for FREE is this lovely collar from Indulge Temptation. The collar is fully scripted, however I’ll be honest I am not entirely familiar with collar scripts, and so I’m not going to begin to explain what the scripts do. LOL Some of the options appear to be for basic things like re-sizing, while others are lifestyle related. Either way, the collar is adorable on, and I personally am content to wear it as a pretty accessory. Additionally, these gorgeous nails are also a FREE gift at The Instruments. This gorgeous gold-tipped polish set is from Alme, and it includes 3 variations, including grey, and a black version. The applier set will work for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and Omega compatible nails.

Finally, I mentioned a gift from SlackGirl, and you guessed it, it’s the beautifully done kitty face! This pretty kitty makeup is a full face applier Group Gift from SlackGirl. The gift includes an applier for Catwa heads, an applier for Omega compatible heads, and a classic makeup layer. To get this gift you’ll need to join the SlackGirl group, which carries a one time fee of 100 lindens. You’ll find this gift along with many others on a wall just inside the SlackGirl entrance.

Here are the details, I hope you enjoy this playful Neko look!

Hair – Magika – Luxe Box: May 2016

Kitty Ears – Magika [Neko]

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

Head – CATWA HEAD Linda *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

MakeupSlackGirl – ::SG:: Meow Full Face – FREE Group Gift/ Group is 100L to Join  

Jacket & Tie – (BYRNE) Kookie Jacket &Tie – FREE Gift @The Instruments

Collar –  Indulge Temptation – !IT!-Heion excl.+Kawaii Bara gift  – FREE Gift @The Instruments

Manicure – alme.   Windlight Gift – HUD  – FREE Gift @The Instruments

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Elephante Poses

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Flower Child

Flower Child

Like groovy!

The Flower Power Fair has freebies and dollarbies.

  The overall theme is hippie, boho, 70s but you will find non retro items there too. Not all booths have gifts so look for the blue & floral present boxes. The gifts ranged from FREE to 1L. I am opting to show you some of the truly hippie flower child gifts I picked up. My wild cute funky glasses are 1L and from 187. My happy bright pink flower headpiece is FREE from Swallow. It even includes a version you can size since hair can be so fussy sometimes lol. I lucked out and didnt need to play with resizing. My little flower ring is 1L from IT! and includes a color hud with resizer. I did have to play a bit with sizing it down to fit my slink fingers but I was able to get a good fit. Ok I am gonna harsh your mellow a little bit, the Flower Power Fair is a huge event and you are gonna have to walk around. Its a landing point dealio so I can’t give direct tps to the booths. That being said it was worth spending the time wandering thru the event to find all gifts. The event runs til Feb 26th so you have time to do your walking around.

As soon as I tried on the goodies I collected I knew I needed to head over to Marketplace for the perfect tie dye shirt to pair them with. I kept coming back to this mesh tie dye shirt so I went for it man. I am totally stoked I did. It has a really fab vivid tye dye print which is just what I wanted. Plus its not just a basic tank its got a cool criss cross strappy open back. The tie dye shirt set me back 65L but I am not regretting it this outfit is totally retro and fun.

Peace, love and happiness til next time.

Rad details:

Shirt: RRec Tie Dye Top 65L on Marketplace

Pants: Pixicat– Klara.Jeans Bootcut (DarkBlue)

Glasses: 187 – double round glasses 1L @ The Flower Power Fair

Head piece: Swallow -Agape Headpiece Pink FREE @ The Flower Power Fair

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Abby

Ring: IT! – Enchanted Roses Rings 6 Gift 1L @ The Flower Power Fair

Skin: WoW Skins -– Amour Feb Group gift – FREE with 350L join fee

Hands:  Slink – casual

Nail Polish Appliers: Hello Dave – Reverse french FREE past GG still available

Eyes: Ikon – Denim – Past group gift N/A

Pose: SP (stiff pose) – promo set – female stand 10L on Marketplace 1L at inworld shop

Sim:  Kaleidoscope

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Love struck

Love struck

The Color me Project is having an anniversary and most booths have a giftie, none over 1L!

No group to join to get these gifts.

The hot pink little Cupid girl mesh mini dress with wings and bow included is from the FurtaCor stall. I just love a good pair of wings. Wear the whole outfit for Valentine’s Day and strip off the accessories and you have a darn cute mini dress to use anytime.  Even pair it with leggings for a new look. My earrings that totally match this dress are a 1L gift from the IT! stall. They include a sweet color hud and are totally worth 1L. These will make a nice goto pair of earrings. I realized I was a cupid girl without a halo. Ok so off to Markeplace and Kubic Flux to correct that. I found a FREE quirky halo, its not just a halo. If you type commands into the chat it will change the color to express your mood. So have some fun with it! I am feeling “loved”.

The Color me Project runs til the 25th.

I wanted to mention the Isle of View Sim where I am today which has alot of Valentine’s Day stuff going on like hugging booths and lots more (read about it here).  Plus they are doing Spread the love -Gift 50L Give 50L. Purchase the special gifts and LL will match the purchases and donate the funds to The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. A great way to support this cause and give gifts.

You can be a Cupid girl just like me:

Outfit & accessories: FurtaCor – Cupid girl FREE Color me Project Gift

Earrings: IT! -Pebbles Earrings 1L Color me Project Gift

Halo: Kubric Flux – Halo 2000 emotion expresser – FREE on Marketplace

Hair: ARGRACE – SAKURA – FREE group gift with FREE group join

Skin: WoW Skins – 2016 Selia Milk

Hands:  Slink – casual

Nail polish applier: Hello Dave Advent Calendar Day 9 FREE with FREE group join

Eyes: Ikon – Denim – Past group gift N/A

Lashes:*MC* “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes with HUD – Pack1

Pose:Belle Epoque –A moment Lost

Sim: Isle of View

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