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New-to-me!

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I remember once watching a film called “The Red Balloon.” In it, a child’s best friend was a little red balloon that seemed to have human like qualities. It was an artsy film that left quite an impression on me, and when I found this bike floating upward with balloons attached, I knew I had to take a picture…

But onward to the freebies. I have a few special ones for you today as two of them are from a new-to-me store.

New-to-me

I happened upon Sinfully Sweet and discovered that you can join the group at the store fore free and that will give you access to the Midnight Madness board and three lucky letter boards. I snagged my cute top on the Midnight Madness board, and when my letter came up, snagged the shorts.

Plenty of options… the shirt came in a variety of mesh body sizes and included a hud with multiple texture change options. The shorts came in several types of applier layers. Both were completely free with my free to join store group tag.

Here’s the catch… the Midnight Madness board at Sinfully Sweet seems to change out with a new prize daily, so you won’t find this shirt there today (or tomorrow either) but there will be a new prize each day! That’s kind of nice actually! Also, the lucky letter boards rotate as the letters change with different prizes as well. So as the letters change, different prizes will pop up on the three boards also.

New Hair too

I love stopping by KoKoLoReS each month to pick up the monthly group gift. I missed showing off January’s lovely group gift (but it was there I promise you!) but I didn’t want to miss showing you February’s, which just came out! It’s this cute ponytail braid with the loops at the end, and includes a color change hud of natural colors. It’s rigged mesh and pretty as can be. The group costs 250L to join, but remember, you’ll be getting a gift every single month to make up for that one-time fee!

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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 – KoKoLoReS – Corinna VIP Feb2018 (Free Group Gift/Group is 250 to Join)
Shirt – Sinfully Sweet – Britney Top (Free Midnight Madness Board/Group Required/Group is Free to Join)
Shorts – Sinfully Sweet – Black Denim Shorts (Free Lucky Letter Board/Group Required/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – NX-Nardcotix – Odette Ballerina Flats in Pink

Sim Location – Storybrook Gardens

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X’s and O’s

X's and O's

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!

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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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Meet me at the Disco!

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Not wasting any time.

With the Women Only Hunt ending December 31st, I’m not wasting any time picking up the goods. So I made a stop at Masoom, where I picked up their free gift for the hunt… this disco inspired Blair dress. It comes in pink with a color change hud for the metal hem and neckline (11 metal colors to choose from). You’ll also get a variety of mesh compatible body sizes.

Dress sizes available:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya & Isis

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New kickers

My shopping friend found a store I had never been too and took me for a whirl. I have to say I was impressed with all the great styled clothing at this new-to-me store. I loved the leather look pants and the sexy tops. I was equally taken by the current group gift. The group at Thalia Heckroth main-store is only 10L to join, and then you can pick up the Princesa Heels which are exclusively for Maitreya feet. They are gold, but include a metal change hud.

Buckle color options:

  • Gold
  • Silver

Gemstone color options (in either gold or platinum finish):

  • Sapphire
  • Diamond
  • Topaz
  • Ruby
  • Emerald

Happy (freebie) shopping and hunting everyone!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Eyelashes – KoKoLoReS Mascara lashes for CaTwa heads (Free to all/0L on the counter/No Group Required)
Hair – Truth CeCe
Dress – Masoom Blair Dress (Free/0L for the Women Only Hunt)
Shoes – Thalia Heckroth Group Gift Winter 2017 Princesa Heels Celebration Edition (Free Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join)

Sim Location – Disco Ibiza

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Still in time for New Years.

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Still in time for New Years

I missed this gift in time for Christmas, but I still was able to pick it up in time for New Years, and I think the print is perfect for cold January nights. Now all I need is a warm cozy fire and someone to curl up with! Fuzzy blankets would be a plus.

Pick up this gift at Salt & Pepper under the Christmas Tree that is in store while you still can. It includes the bra, bottoms, and stockings. The group join fee is 300L but there are many past group gifts still available to pick up if you are a first time joiner. Just wander back into the store and make away with your goodies. Plus, by wearing your group tag, you’ll get 15% off applied to all in-store purchases.

Fits available:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Eyelashes – KoKoLoReS Mascara lashes for CaTwa heads (Free to all/0L on the counter/No Group Required)
Hair – Exile Temptation Waits
Lingerie – Salt & Pepper Lingerie Paris Christmas Edition (Free Group Gift/Group is 300L to Join)

Sim Location – Elysion *Note: Group required for access to sim

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I just had to…

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I just had to try it…

… just to see if it really happened like in the movies. Yup. It does. Stuck! But that’s okay. A friendly passer-by helped me out with a bit of water from their water bottle and all was well in the world again. (That really does unstick you!)

Sales!

Speaking of stuck, since I was stuck inside with all this cold weather I decided to check out some sales. I heard that Vision had a sale on their gift cards (currently 50% off gift cards until the 30th) and was tempted enough to mosey on down to the store. While I was there, I discovered that if I joined their VIP group for 250L, I would be rewarded with 100L of in-store credit each month on the 1st. This is cumulative, plus you get access to the lucky letter boards.

So I got my in-store credit, and saved that up. In just less than a week I’ll be able to get another 100L on January 1st! So now is the perfect time to join the VIP group. And then I hit the lucky letter boards…

Getting lucky…

I got lucky at Vision pretty quick as my letter came up and I snagged the jacket and top you see in the picture. The jacket and top are separate so you could mix and match if  you want which is nice.

Sizes available:

  • Classic XXS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • 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 Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Eyelashes – KoKoLoReS Mascara lashes for CaTwa heads (Free to all/0L on the counter/No Group Required)
Hair – KoKoLoReS Loulou (Free Group Gift/Group is currently Free to Join) – Note: group is usually 250 to join, hurry to take advantage of this offer!
Jacket & Top – On a Lark Lockets of Love ~ Triquetra Heart
Jacket & Top – Vision S&F *Leather Jacket (Free Lucky Letter Board/Vision VIP Group Required/Group is 250L to Join)
Pants – COCO WideLegJeans

Sim Location – La Vie

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Waiting for Christmas…

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Lost my Boots!

I lost my boots in a snow drift! Thankfully I have on my warm winter socks from Graffitiwear. Whew! These woolen beauties saved the day and are cozy too. And they come in sizes to fit…

  • TMP
  • Tonic
  • Ocacin
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass & Physique
  • Freya, Isis, & Venus

They are a Christmas gift currently at the main-store. You’ll need your Graffitiwear group tag, but the group is only a mere 5L to join, and there are 3 other group gifts currently out to pick up, including a sweater and some stockings.

A Christmas Sweater

To top off my look, I hunted down the free Women Only Hunt prize from Pink Cream Pie. I was rewarded with this gorgeous sweater called the “Ugly Annie” sweater. How could they possibly call it ugly?! It’s amazing! It comes in sizes to fit Maitreya, Hourglass, Freya, and Isis.

Keep warm and cozy everyone!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Eyelashes – KoKoLoReS Mascara lashes for CaTwa heads (Free to all/0L on the counter/No Group Required)
Hair – KoKoLoReS Loulou (Free Group Gift/Group is currently Free to Join) – Note: group is usually 250 to join, hurry to take advantage of this offer!
Top – Pink Cream Pie Annie Ugly Sweater [Cherry Snowdeer] (Free/0L for the Women Only Hunt)
Pants – Higgle Legging White (1L on the Marketplace)
Socks – Graffitiwear Christmas Socks with texture change hud (Free Group Gift/Group is 5L to Join)

Sim Location – Luanes Winter World

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Shop ‘Till You Drop!

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It’s Shop ‘Till You Drop Season, so it’s the perfect time to visit an event called … well… Shop ‘Till You Drop! And as I mentioned in my post {HERE} almost every booth has out a free gift that you can buy for 0L, no group required! I picked up my cute Merry Kittymas sweater at the Sweet Thing stall! I just love it! It comes in fits for Maitreya, as well as Belleza (Freya, Isis, and Venus).

Another December Gift

KoKoLoReS puts out a new group gift like clockwork every month, but right now if you hurry it will be absolutely FREE, because there is no join fee as of the time of this posting. I’m not sure how long this will last (the join fee is usually 250L) so hurry and get in on the deal and pick up the pretty free December gift of “Loulou” that I am showing off in the picture above. You’ll get a hud of natural colors to compliment your usual hair color too!

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While you’re there…

While your at KoKoLoReS, be sure to stop by the counter for some free gifts. There are three (3) gifts, no group required that you can buy for 0L. I picked up these Catwa mascara appliers for my eyelashes. The luxurious look is great for a formal look! Though I love them for every day wear too! They came in two styles… a longer eyelash look and a shorter eyelash look. In the picture above I have on the shorter eyelashes, and am using the eyeliner from the hud that comes with my Catwa head.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Eyelashes – KoKoLoReS Mascara lashes for CaTwa heads (Free to all/0L on the counter/No Group Required)
Hair – KoKoLoReS Loulou (Free Group Gift/Group is currently Free to Join) – Note: group is usually 250 to join, hurry to take advantage of this offer!
Top – Sweet Thing Merry Kittymas Sweater (Free Gift/0L at Shop ‘Till You Drop)
Pants – Higgle Legging White (1L on the Marketplace)

Sim Location – Private

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Winter in Blue

Winter Blues
Hello There Fab Free’rs! Welcome back to the blog. Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you some of the gifts available at the Cosmetic Fair and a FREE gift from Argrace. I have to say I really like how these gifts all came together to help create this look. I have been enjoying the pastels this winter season. I hope enjoy these gifts as much as I do.

Argrace

First thing first, who doesn’t like FREE hair? The right hairstyle can make or break a look. So in my mind there’s no such thing as too many options! This slightly wind-swept long hairstyle complete with the beanie is a FREE gift at Argrace. You may need to join the subscriber at Argrace, however no “in-world” group is required. Pru is in the Argrace subscriber, and was able to click the gift without joining a group, and it was delivered instantly. This is a fatpack gift so there are quite a few hair color options for this FREE gift. Additionally there is a color change hud for the beanie that gives you a hand-full of preset color options. Also, there’s a male version of this gift available. Carson showed the male Argrace gift in his post “Right in the Kisser.”

Next up, many of the designers participating in the current round of the Cosmetic Fair have set out FREE group gifts. You’ll need to join the Cosmetic Fair group and wear the group tag while clicking the gifts to get your copy. The Cosmetic Fair group is FREE to join.

LIVIA

This gorgeous nail polish is one of the six color combo options in the “First Snow” nail set by LIVIA. This set is a FREE gift at the Cosmetic Fair. Each color has the option of painting all your nails with the dark tip and snow flake over a glossy pastel or mixing it up with a matching glitter polish. I’ve included a copy of the original vendor ad from LIVIA below so you can see these stunning manicures /pedicures yourself.

Appliers Included: Slink, Maitreya, Vista, Tuty, Omega
LIVIA // First Snow (Cosmetic Fair GIFT)

Kokolores

Kokolores also has a FREE gift out at the Cosmetic Fair. The glittery blue eye shadow and pretty pink lip color combination are the makeup applier gift from Kokolores. I think dramatic eye makeup with a pretty subtle lip color is always in style, no matter the season or the decade!

Appliers Included: Omega, Catwa

Shiny Stuffs

I love these lashes from Shiny Stuffs, and not just because they are another FREE gift at the Cosmetic Fair. The lashes have pretty little stars nestled in them. You can use the hud that comes with your Catwa head to color the stars/lashes a different color. I kept them white because I think they look a bit like little snow-flakes caught in Pru’s lashes.

Applier Included: Catwa

Tea

Last, and never least, the FREE Cosmetic Fair gift from Tea is this dainty floral chest tattoo. Some people are not a fan of these watercolor style tattoos, I personally love them. I think there’s something delicate and super feminine about them.

Applier Included: Maitreya

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair w/Hat – *ARGRACE* TOUKA – FREE Group Gift/ Group is FREE to Join *May Only Require Subscriber Group

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Lashes – ~Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Star Lash Applier – FREE Cosmetic Fair Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Eyes –  IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Eye Shadow/Lip Color – [KoKoLoReS] Eyeshadow/Lipgloss – FREE Cosmetic Fair Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Tattoo – *Tea Flower tattoo – FREE Cosmetic Fair Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Manicure – LIVIA::First Snow Nails – FREE Cosmetic Fair Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Jacket/Top – .:Villena:. – Ripped Denim Jacket – Blue

*Pose by Izzie’s

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The Winter Fae

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“Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping…” ~ from Sounds of Silence

This winter fae skin makes me think of dark winter nights despite her white features, blue lips, and the white tears that come from white shadowed eyes. She is a beauty bathed in light, tormented by the dark nights of winter.

And she’s all yours for…

free. As part of the Women Only Hunt, provided by Avada, you can have the beautiful Winter Fae Skin for yourself free. Included in this beautiful gift are multiple head and body appliers.

Winter Fae Head Appliers:

  • Catwa
  • Omega

Winter Fae Body Appliers:

  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Belleza
  • Physique

More winter hunting…

I was with my hunting partner again, and he led me to Juno Artistic Tattoo, and we both agreed that the free POE hunt gift there was perfect for this skin. Go figure… I’m wearing ink in another post! But this beautiful snowflake, stars, and blue twinkle light studded tattoo is a perfect winter compliment to the Winter Fae skin and adds just a touch of color to the otherwise white canvas of this lush skin.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head & Skin Applier – Avada – Winter Fae (Free Women Only Hunt Gift)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – KoKoLoReS – Lilbeth
Tattoo – Juna Artistic Tattoo – Sneh Tattoo Women (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Shirt – Glam Affair – Lace Mini Top Cotton – past gift, no longer available

Sim Location – Pagan’s Winter Wonderland

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Hey, Turkey!

Hey, Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving, fabulous readers! 😀

I walked outside this morning and found Mr. Tom waddling around on my front porch. I don’t think he realizes how dangerous it is for him to be out and about, today of all days. If he doesn’t wind up on somebody’s dinner table, then I’m pretty sure my neighbor’s cat (lurking in the background) has his own ideas for him!

Company Ready

I’m all dressed up and ready for the Fab Family to come over for Thanksgiving dinner!

My festive attire is the latest group gift from Ever An’ Angel. The City Lights Bronze outfit is a one-piece mesh pants and top and comes in the following sizes:

  • Fitmesh XS-L with an alpha layer
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

The top is kind of an asymmetrical scarf look that’s cut low in the back and shows a peek of side-boob on the right. Both top and pants are nicely textured in the perfect colors for a fall dinner party.

The Ever An’ Angel in-world group is currently free to join. Also, the Black Friday sale has already started at the mainstore, and everything is marked down to 150L until 9:00 p.m. SLT on Friday evening.

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Gacha Gifts

Vendors at the Gacha Garden have set out some really lovely FREE gifts this month, and I was happy to pick up some pretty jewelry items to go with my new outfit:

  • AvaWay has set out the Yellow Sindy Ring for Maitreya Bento hands. It’s a collection of 4 dainty rings for the ring finger of the right or left hand, and it comes in a regular or midi version (I’m wearing midi).
  • BREATHE has set out the October Bracelet. It comes in gold, silver, black, and rose, and includes a resizer menu.
  • The Pretty Pretty Poses that you see here are the gift from KoKoLoReS. 3 Bento poses with mirrors are included in the box.

You do need to join the free Gimme Gacha in-world group in order to pick up the gifts.

Hello, Free French Manicure

While not a Gacha Garden gift, I wanted to point out that my pretty French manicure (of which I didn’t get a good picture) is a free gift from Hello Dave. There are 2 palettes of absolutely-free French manicure colors set out, and you don’t even have to join a group to get them. The nails are compatible with Slink and Maitreya hands, as well as others using the Omega system.

Oh, and don’t forget to pop on your Fab Free group tag while you’re there and pick up the gorgeous new gift for Fab Free group members!

Ok… I’m off to finish up dinner and shoo away Mr. Tom before the neighbor’s cat gets him. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving (to all who celebrate today). We at Fab Free are so thankful to have YOU as a reader! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Hair: Tableau Vivant Bow Updo
Body: Maitreya Lara
Ring: AvaWay Yellow Sindy Ring (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)
Bracelet: BREATHE October Bracelet (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)
Nails: Hello Dave French Ready 2 (free gift – no group needed)
Pants/Top: Ever An’ Angel City Lights (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: Livalle Europa Wedges (available on the Marketplace)
Poses: KoKoLoReS Pretty Pretty Poses (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)

Decor Items…

what next Hello Fall Wreath
what next Hello Fall Mini Tree & Leaves
what next Hello Fall Leaves (50L)
what next Hello Fall Welcome Mat
what next Harvest Sign
Apple Fall Straw Broom (25L)
Fashionably Dead Cat – 11 Sitting (50L in-store gacha)
JIAN Turkey Collection (featured @ District 20)

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