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Love Me, November…

Love Me, November...

I love November. It’s not any of the holidays associated with it. It’s the month itself. To me it is sort of a lull between rushes of different holidays. I like the beginning of the month before the madness of all the winter holidays set in.

I spent the morning hunting down both beautiful places to visit… and some time on the trail of the Bittersweet Hunt. The Bittersweet Hunt lasts until November 25, giving you plenty of time to get in on the prizes. It includes female, male, and unisex gifts at the various locations, depending upon where you go.

First stop…

Trashed main-store where I hunted down the skull icon for the Bittersweet hunt and paid just 1 little Linden for these amazing Denim Love Shorts! They are covered in cute pink hearts and the pockets hang down past the cut off edges and they come in all your favorite mesh body sizes: Classic (XS – XL); eBody; TMP; Tonic (Fine, Curvy); Maitreya Lara; Slink (Hourglass & Physique), Belleza (Freya, Isis, & Venus).

Free buggy rides…

Then I was off for a free buggy ride at the Land of Owls, a sim design by Cica Ghost. The sim has a sort a sort of haunted feeling (not like Halloween haunted) but like surreal haunted… and there are buggies around the sim that you can hop into and will take you around on a free tour of this amazing build. So take a teleport down and check this one out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Over the Edge
Necklace – Krystal – The Key Necklace in Gold
Top – BlueberryLace Tops Gift (past group gift)
Shorts – Trashed – Denim Love Shorts (1L for the Bittersweet Hunt)
Boots – lassitude & ennui – Hellebore boots in pink

Sim Location – Land of Owls by Cica Ghost

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Zombie Hunter

Zombie Hunter

To get myself into the mood for Halloween, I decided to grab my crossbow and head over to Dystopia in search of zombies. Unfortunately, my car broke down, so it looks like I’ll be staying for a while.

Hang on, I think I see something moving behind that big pile of trash…

(For the record, there don’t appear to be any zombies at Dystopia. But if you’re looking for a well-designed, post-apocalyptic sim, you should definitely pay it a visit.)

The Outfit

What inspired my look today was the September group gift from Ghee. I’ve seen it styled a number of different ways on Flickr, but for some reason, when I put it on, I felt all Sarah Conner from The Terminator. All I had to do was add a weapon, and I was a bad@$$ zombie hunter! 😎

The VIP 09/17 GIFT from Ghee is a complete outfit that includes the cargo pants, tank top, and boots. The ribbed tank comes with a texture-change HUD with 6 different colors — black, yellow, orange, blue, pink, and the beige color I’m wearing — so you could definitely wear the tank as part of another outfit.

Sizes for the pants and top include:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L with alpha
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

The boots are “one size fits all.” Just remember to remove your mesh feet first.

The Accessories

I shopped around quite a bit to find the perfect accessories for my look:

  • Hair – I picked up the Rossella Hair by Tableau Vivant at The Arcade for 50L. I love this “roots” version because everyone knows zombie hunters don’t have time to dye their hair, right?
  • Sunglasses – These super cool DESTRUCTINATOR glasses by TBF are available on the Marketplace for 10L. There’s no resizer, but you can edit > stretch to change the size.
  • Necklace – Another gacha, this time by Dahlia at The Imaginarium for 50L. Click for a resizer menu.
  • Bracelet – An oldie, but a goodie, by Eli Rae’s Tinkering, available for 5L on the Marketplace. There’s no resizer, and you can’t stretch either, so the size is what it is. Originally shown 4 years ago by Caresia Adored, some SL items just never go out of style. 🙂

The Weapon

No zombie hunter would be complete without a weapon, of course. I selected this scary crossbow by Blackburns, which I found on the Marketplace for 29L. It comes with a wearable version that hooks onto your back (without any straps, which I thought looked a bit odd), as well as the

It comes with a wearable version that hooks onto your back (without any straps, which I thought looked a bit odd), as well as the posed version that I’m showing here, which actually shoots. Oh, and it includes an arrow that you can wear in your head, if you like.

Sadly, I didn’t find any actual zombies to shoot at in Dystopia. But I did have fun firing at the trees on my sim, which scared the daylights out of my dogs. 😛

Happy hunting, folks!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Bianca 3.0 (with included skin applier)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Dirt: Izzie’s Face & Body Dirt Applier
Hair: Tableau Vivant Rossella (50L gacha @ The Arcade)
Sunglasses: The Black Forest The Destructinator (10L)
Necklace: Dahlia Darcy Cross Necklace Red/Gold RARE (50L gacha @ The Imaginarium)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Bracelet: Eli Rae’s Tinkering Mesh Black/Tan Bracelet (5L)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Complete Outfit: Ghee VIP 09/17 GIFT (group gift / 500L to join)
Backpack: DRD Wasteland Backpack
Crossbow & Pose: Blackburns Zombie Hunter Mesh Crossbow Set (29L)
Location: Dystopia

 

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Think Pink

Think Pink

Hello, Fab Readers! 🙂

I know I’ve mentioned many times before that I LOVE pink. So when I saw the sexy, pink group gift out from Nessmarket, I hurried over to grab it! The Lyrical top and skirt are sized for Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies. But you’ll need to hurry if you want this gift because there are only a limited number available – at the time of writing this post, there were only 110 left!

My pretty floral tattoo is a 1L Marketplace gift from La Femme. It’s called Tree of Life because there is a beautiful tree of life symbol on the back. I neglected to take a photo of the back, but you can see what it looks like by visiting the Marketplace link.

Speaking of pink, it looks like I’ve been photobombed by a flamingo!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Bianca 3.0
Head Applier: Glam Affair Naira
Body: Maitreya Lara
Tattoo: La Femme Tattoo Tree of Life (1L)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Tori
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: Nessmarket Lyrical (group gift / free to join / limited number)
Pose: !bang poses
Location: Amagansett at Shagwong Cove Resort

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Anchors Away

Anchors Away

It’s a beautiful morning for sailing with a special someone. And when I got the notice for the latest Hilly Haalan group gift, I knew I’d found the perfect outfit!

Yes, I said “outfit.” This very generous gift includes:

  • Pants – sized for Fitmesh (with alpha), Slink, and Maitreya
  • Top – sized for Fitmesh (with alpha), Slink, and Maitreya
  • Shoes – sized for Slink and Maitreya high feet
  • Wristband bracelet (touch to resize)
  • Clutch purse

And just like that, I’m ready for my date! 😀

Hilly Haalan - GIFT ALIDA SET

The Hilly Haalan group is free to join, and there are tons of past gifts to pick up.

Enjoy!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 3.0
Head Applier: Glam Affair Naira
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s Glossy Eyeshadows (March Powder Pack)
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glamour Gloss Nudes (March Powder Pack)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Taren / with Hat
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Complete Outfit: Hilly Haalan Alida Set (group gift / free to join)
Pose: aDORKable Poses (no longer available)
Location: Fishers Island Yacht Club

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What Does’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Makes You Stronger

Happy weekend, fabulous readers — I hope you all are having a wonderful, relaxing summer! I’m still around and so happy to be back on the blog! I spent most of July sick in bed with a nasty respiratory infection, but I’m much better now (I hope) and glad to be back on my feet. With Carson sick too, this sure hasn’t been a good summer for the health of Fab Free bloggers! :/

I’ve got a couple of things to show you today, starting with this sexy dress from I. M. Collection. Annette comes in Fitmesh sizes S-L, as well as for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies. This one is a group gift, but if blue is not your color, there are some lovely versions in pink and gray for just 100L.

Makes You Stronger

Izzie’s put out these gorgeous eye appliers for the July VIP group gift. They come in 9 different colors and include mesh eyes with a HUD, as well as appliers for Catwa, Lelutka, and Omega eyes.

I should point out that my nails are also a group gift from Hello Dave. 6 colors are included, with appliers for Slink, Maitreya, and Omega hands.

One more thing: Fri.day is having a Summer Flash Sale this weekend until August 6th at 11 p.m. SLT, and lots of sandals will be on sale for just 50L! Not the ones I’m wearing here, unfortunately, but if you like them, you can pick them up at the current round of Uber. 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Glam Affair Milena (featured @ Ultra)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Eyes Applier: Izzie’s Yonder Eyes Fantasy (group gift / 250L to join)
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Necklace: Izzie’s Layered Necklace Gacha #B4 (50L gacha)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Dariela
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Nails Applier: Hello Dave Sunrise Sunset (group gift / 100L to join)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: I.M. Collection Annette (group gift / 50L join)
Shoes: fri.day Tania Sandals (featured @ Uber)
Pose #1: Artis Wall Posing Prop
Pose #2: InDiGo
Location: Comhar Free Public Photo Studio

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Bug Me

You Bug Me

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly. 
~Barbara Haines Howett

Happy weekend, fabulous readers! The spring air was so warm and inviting this morning that I felt inspired to visit the Butterfly Conservatory to check out the butterflies. The Butterfly Conservatory is beautiful, as well as educational; not only did I learn about many different species of butterflies, but I also picked up a few tips on what we can do to help save the bees.

To be honest, I learned way more than I ever needed to know about insects… including this guy, who stared me down while his fanny blinked like a lightbulb. We don’t have “lightning bugs” in my neck of the real world, but I do hope the real ones are a bit smaller. Thank goodness he couldn’t get out of his box! 😯

Out of My Cocoon

The butterflies weren’t the only ones spreading their wings this morning. Earlier in the week, Nala Design put out a new gift for Fab Free group members, and I fluttered right over right away to snatch it up. I really like the classic design of this dress, making it perfect not only for a walk in the park but also for the office, shopping, or an evening out with your sweetie.

The Sleeveless Dress in Stone includes the belt and comes in the following sizes:

  • Standard mesh XS-XL with alpha
  • FITMESH XS-XL
  • Belleza
  • Slink
  • Maitreya

To grab this gift for yourself, head over to Nala Design and activate your Fabulously Free in SL in-world group tag. The group is free to join.

Oh! And I added the Sassy/Classy Bag in black and silver, which is only 25L at Duh! I do love me some handbags! ❤

I feel the need to fly off and plant a virtual butterfly garden now. Enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Pamela (April Powder Pack exclusive)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Magika You
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Filigree Oval Necklace
Bracelets: Maxi Gossamer Damasc Bangles
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: Nala Design Sleeveless Dress Stone (Fab Free group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Stella Sandals (featured @ kustom9)
Handbag: Duh! Sassy/Classy Bag (25L)
Pose: aDORKable Poses
Location: Butterfly Conservatory

 

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It’s Easy Being Green

Sunflowers

Real life has been crazy busy for the past week! I really needed a chance to get out of my head for a while, so I took a ride in the fresh country air at Le Sixieme Sens. As you can see, the sunflowers are in full bloom, and nothing says “happy” like a field of sunflowers! 🙂

Going Green

Earlier in the week, I was looking for a gift to show you when I accidentally stumbled into a new-to-me store called I.M. Collection. I never did find the gift I was originally looking for, but what I did find is just as good!

The I.M. Collection in-world group is free to join (for now), and there are 3 4 gifts on the wall – one of which is this cute and comfy green ensemble. Belle includes the trousers and top and is sized for Maitreya and Slink (Physique and Hourglass) mesh bodies.

UPDATE: I just got a notice that the group fee will be raised from 0L to 50L very soon, so be sure you join quickly if you want to join for free!

I’m off to do a little more riding and relaxing. Have a wonderful weekend, fabulous readers!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Pamela (April Powder Pack exclusive)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR HoneyAna
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Pants/Top: I.M. Collection Belle (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Buffy Sandals (featured @ Bloom)
Bicycle: what next Brighton Bicycle
Location: Le Sixieme Sens

 

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Bunny Hop

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Happy Easter, fabulous readers!

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend! I’m getting ready for the family to visit with this amazing party set from Aphrodite. I can’t wait to cut into that yummy chocolate cake, and… oh no, FINN! You naughty girl! Get down from there! 😮

That silly dog, she just gets into everything, lol!

Dressed Up From Ears to Toes

I hopped over to Prism and picked up this festive, sexy mini dress. I love the old-fashioned Easter Bunny print, which reminds me a bit of Beatrix Potter. The dress comes in the following sizes:

  • FITMESH XS – L with alpha
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

For what it’s worth, I found the Maitreya size to be a bit too large, so I opted to wear the FITMESH S instead. If you find that one size doesn’t fit you, try another!

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Accessories for Busy Bunnies

So many more gifts to tell you about here!

  • My Cute Bunny Ears headband is a Marketplace dollarbie from -LpOca-. There is no resizer, but you can do an old-school Edit > Stretch if you need to change the size.
  • The bunny makeup is a free Easter gift from Izzie’s. No group is required, just click to pay 0L. Appliers are included for Catwa, LOGO (Omega), and LeLutka Bento mesh heads, as well as tattoo layers for classic avatars. You can apply the eye makeup, whiskers (white or black), and lipstick separately, and a button to CLEAR is included for each (I love that!).
  • My necklace is a group gift from CHAIN. It comes in materials, materials + glow, and “regular” (for lack of a better term). A texture-change HUD with 8 metal colors is also included. To access the resize menu, just click on the necklace.
  • Last by not least, my nails are the latest Fab Free Group Gift from Hello Dave. There are not one, but THREE, FabFree gifts at Hello Dave, so hop on over and pop on your FabFree group tag to pick them all up! 😀

 

 

Have a wonderful Easter, everyone!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Glam Affair Maria (March Powder Pack exclusive)
Makeup: Izzie’s Bunny Makeup (free gift / 0L)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Bunny Ears: -LpOca- Cute Bunny Ears (1L)
Body: Maitreya Lara 4.0
Necklace: CHAIN Blessed Necklace (group gift / 25L to join)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR AveryElena (group gift / originally shown HERE by Love)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Nails: Hello Dave Speckled Eggs (FabFree group gift / free to join)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: Prism Farah Easter Bunny (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Rita Sandals (featured @ Collabor88)
Poses: Sari-Sari Bunny (Bento)

Decor Items…

Aphrodite Easter Party Mini Set
Virtual Kennel Club Silver Husky

 

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The Warmth of the Sun

The Warmth of the Sun

Greetings, fabulous readers! Today, I’m sharing two more free gifts from the anniversary round of Designer Circle!

This sweet, sexy top is the Designer Circle gift from MOoH! It comes with a texture-change HUD with 4 really pretty floral prints inside, and is available in the following sizes:

  • Standard mesh S and L with an alpha
  • eBODY
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass

Since I’m a sucker for florals, I decided to extend the motif with a floral tattoo. The Femina Tattoo is the Designer Circle gift from Pin Up, and it comes with appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, and Omega. The tattoo also has a rose on the belly button, as well as a rose vine on the lower back.

You have until April 1st to grab the fabulous gifts at the anniversary round of Designer Circle.

Check out these posts about Designer Circle gifts, in case you missed them:

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.6
Head Applier: Glam Affair Ravenna
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes Ice
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Body: Maitreya Lara
Necklace: Amala The Scarlett Necklace
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Gretchen
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Top: MOoH! Chrissy Top Flower (free gift @ Designer Circle)
Tattoo: Pin Up Femina Tattoo (free gift @ Designer Circle)
Pants: Hucci Starburst Jeans (featured @ Mesh Body Addicts)
Shoes: Livalle Flup-Flops
Location: Baja Bay

 

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Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

~Traditional Gaelic Blessing

 Kiss Me, I’m (Really) Irish

I know, Carson already said that. But I’m saying it, too. 😉

My grandmother was 100% Irish, and it was her grandparents who immigrated from Ireland during the potato famine years. I grew up hearing plenty of Irish quotes and sayings, my favorite of which was, “May you be in heaven a full half-hour before the devil knows you’re dead.” I’m not exactly sure how that works, but to this day, I still hope I can do it! 😀

But hey, enough of my family history… on to the free stuff!

Let’s Get This Party Started!

This sexy, little dress is a free subscriber gift from Nerido. No group space is required; just hit the subscriber button and wait for your gift. I’ll admit that it actually took several hours to receive mine – I don’t know if this was an SL glitch or just a slow delivery system. But if you don’t receive your gift right away, just be patient.

The dress comes in this cute shamrock and horseshoe design, as well as a solid green version, and is sized for:

  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass

The Wearing of (More) Green

I kind of picked up these shoes by accident. I was hopping around the grid looking for something festive to wear and found myself at Precious Designs. Apparently, I clicked on a Mini Mania board because the shoes showed up in my inventory a few hours later – yay! They are sized to fit Slink High Feet only, but they do come with a 10-color texture change HUD, making them super versatile.

Note: the Mini Mania boards at Precious Designs change, and these particular shoes were not available when I went back today to take a look. But the shoes that were available are just as cute, so be sure to hit the board anyway.

My earrings and bracelets are by Heartsdale Jewellery as a free group gift for The Weekly Limited. Again, finding them was a bit of an accident. I had dropped in at the store to look for a different gift and found the pretty Green Goddess set instead (there is also a matching choker). Must be the luck of the Irish! 😀

Last but not least, my shamrock glasses are a free gift from Boutique 187. No group is required; just pay the 0L. Touch the glasses to activate the resizer.

Enjoy the rest of your St. Patrick’s Day! Sláinte mhaith!

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.6
Head Applier: Glam Affair Ravenna
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Tableau Vivant Bow Updo
Earrings: Heartsdale Jewellery Green Goddess (The Weekly Limited group gift / 1L to join)
Bangles: Heartsdale Jewellery Green Goddess (The Weekly Limited group gift / 1L to join)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: Nerido Chloe St. Patrick’s Day (free subscriber gift)
Glasses:  Boutique 187 St. Patrick’s Day Gift (free gift / 0L)
Shoes: Rowena’s Designs Marcie Heels (free Mini Mania)
Pose: Focus Poses

Decor Items…

Aphrodite St. Patrick’s Day Mini Party

 

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