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March Comes In Like A Rabbit!

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! Here we are in March with a whole new set of hunts and group gifts to pick up! When you do what I do, the beginning of a new month is always the most exciting period. Don’t forget what they say: March comes in like a rabbit, scurrying around picking up free gifts, and goes out like a rabbit, too! A much heavier one, weighed down with a glut of new inventory items, but still a rabbit!

Ashbury Designs is a very nice place to get male clothes. They are on my list of must visits at the beginning of a new month, and for good reason. Ashbury Designsfree group gifts have a way of making a home for themselves in my inventory and certainly their current one is a fine example. The Ace Military Shirt is a one piece mesh combo. Comprised of an open blue denim shirt with a very subtle camouflage pattern and a black T-Shirt, it is a simple look which looks very real-world plausible. Comfortable looking, it comes in 3 Mesh sizes, 2 Fitmesh and one Fitmesh for TMP bodies. The shade of blue of the shirt is beautiful and the detail and texture is extremely attractive! This is one free group gift you definitely should not pass up.

Lavarock has a new store and I am truly happy to welcome them back! For those of you who read my autobiography, you will recall I became a blogger partially because of a great free group gift Lavarock produced. I simply did not have enough friends on SL to tell about it, so I began blogging! I was thrilled when my editor, Andi, told me there was a new group gift in their store and I assure you it is excellent! The Urban Male Sneakers are a pair of Hi-top shoes for regular avy feet, so everyone can wear them if they like. In fact, since there is a woman’s version out in the women’s area at Lavarock as well, nearly everyone can wear them! They are Mesh and extremely cool. The most spectacular thing about them is the texture change hud! These sneakers come with a MONSTER HUD which gives you access to 15 sneaker textures, 5 laces, 5 tongues, 5 straps, 6 sock variations including hide and 2 sole colors. EPIC work on the hud, Lavarock. Thank you very much! For a free group gift, a hud like this is rare and these shoes are going to be keepers. Go get ‘em, people!

That’s all for me tonight. Rest assured I will be hopping around the grid picking up more freebies and cheapies tomorrow. Until then, I hope you take advantage of all the fun Second Life has to offer. See you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Denim Shirt – Ashbury Designs Ace Military Shirt w/ Tee (Free Group Gift / 0L / Free Group )
Sneakers – Lavarock Urban Male Sneakers w/HUD(Free Group Gift / 0L / Free Group )

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
Eyes – Poetic Colors Summer Sky Eyes – Beach Night (Free Gift / 0L )
Pose – Pics n Poses Contemplating
Jeans – LC Designs Men’s Skinny Jeans (from Inventory)

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Point Me To The Eggnog!

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Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. In real life, I have been busy doing the Christmas party circuit in my “Eggnog Makes My Clothes Fall Off” T-Shirt. I find it shocking how few parties serve eggnog anymore. Anyway, besides that small disappointment, this is an excellent month for the freebie/cheapie hunter on Second Life.

My favorite item this week is another fantastic FREE Mesh Group Gift from Lavarock. The Outlaw Jacket went from the store directly into my wardrobe as their group gifts usually do. The jacket has excellent textures and detailing as Lavarock‘s items often have, but this particular FREE Group Gift comes with a texture change T-Shirt hud! It gives you a choice of twelve different T-Shirt textures and also gives you the option of not wearing the Tee at all! There are five sizes included in the box for a good fit, Ladies, this isn’t just for the men. A women’s version is also available as a FREE Group Gift. The quality of this garment is excellent, I definitely encourage you to pick it up!

It is the holiday season and I would be remiss if I failed to post a prize from the Candy Cane Hunt, which is currently underway. It is one of the best December hunts, and this year Inkheart is offering three colors of their Candy Eyes as their hunt prize. In the picture, I am wearing caramel. Also in the 1L box are the cotton candy and dark choco colors. The gift is rather comprehensive including mesh versions and three sizes for each color. The hunt object you are looking for is a blue cupcake with white icing and a candy cane sticking out of it. Happy hunting!

The last object surprised me because the hunt it is part of is long over. Sweet Intoxication still has The Biker Hunt prize available at their store! The prize costs 1L and is this fantastic pair of Mesh Jeans that I am wearing. Coming in five sizes for a nice fit, the Caden Jeans are baggy, but not overly so. As an additional option, there is a rag that is stuffed in the back pocket (which I love because it is an unusual detail). All things considered, these jeans are a fantastic pick up. The Biker Hunt object looks like a motorcycle headlamp; I hope many of us can grab it before it is gone.

That’s it for now. It’s time to pull on my holiday shirt and head off to another party. If I am lucky, I will finally find one with eggnog. Until next time, have fun everyone. Happy Holidays and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Outlaw Jacket – Lavarock The Outlaw Jacket (FREE Group Gift / 0L / FREE Group)
Eyes – Inkheart Candy Eyes in Caramel (1L Candy Cane Hunt Prize / 1L )
Jeans – Sweet Intoxication Caden Jean w/Optional Black Pocket Rag (1L Biker Hunt Prize / 1L )

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

 

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Happy FREE SKIN DAY Gentlemen!

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Hello everyone and happy Free Skin Day to all you Fabbies out there. First off, an uncomfortable truth for the male avies of Second Life: The default skin that you began Second Life with is definitely in need of immediate replacement. You might not want to fuss around with one, but a skin upgrade could make a world of difference in your SL. Male skins are notoriously expensive, but it is possible to upgrade your skin for FREE or for very little cost. Here are some fantastic possibilities:

A – Seven Deadly s{K}ins – Noah – (FREE Advent Calender Gift / 0L / FREE to join all December)
B – Seven Deadly s{K}ins – Bjorn – (Marketplace Promo Item / 1L )

Seven Deadly s{K}ins is a great place to get skins and easily one of the most generous stores on the grid as far as giving out free gifts to their group members. December is a great time to join their group, as it is FREE all month. The skin shown in picture A is part of their advent promotion and is Noah V1 Caramel. Every day this month, more pieces of this skin package will become available on their advent calendar. The skin is excellent and I can’t wait to see the other pieces of the set. The skin in picture B is Seven Deadly s{K}ins’ 1L marketplace promo skin. It seems there are always promos and discounts going on and with lucky chairs and a midnight mania board as well, this group is an absolute bargain!

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C – Tellaq – Monti – (FREE Midnight Mania board / 0L / FREE Group)

Any discussion of quality FREE male skins on SL has to include the fantastic Midnight Mania board at Tellaq. In picture C, I am wearing the current midnight mania board skin Monti with the hairier option and the optional 20% darker skin tone changer. Their skins have a tendency towards the extremely muscular and athletic, and they absolutely excel at darker tones especially. Since this is Tellaq we are talking about, the prize isn’t just a skin but a complete avatar package! The package includes sixteen styles of facial hair and an option for a hairier body on each one. Also included is a shape and some eyes as well, so this really is a full package that you can get for FREE! Join this FREE group and start collecting these skins, There is a good chance you will like Tellaq’s products.

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D – JOMO – 2012 Halloween gift men’s skin (FREE Gift / 0L)

Now for something completely different! Here is a super cool FREE fantasy skin the store JOMO has put out for everyone to enjoy. It comes in a package with eyes and a shape but I opted for my own in picture D. Originally blogged here, this skin is extremely distinctive looking and I was thrilled to add it to my inventory!

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E – 8 DESIGNE – Male Autumn’15 Group Gift (FREE Group Gift / 0L / FREE Group)
F – Curves – Group Gift-Boys-2-MAY (FREE Group Gift / 0L / FREE Group)

8 DESIGNE has this nice FREE Group Gift available right now. It comes as shown in picture E with chest hair,  but the gift also includes a version without chest hair and even has slink appliers! The 8 DESIGNE group is FREE to join, so run over there and take a look as soon as you can.

Another great resource when you are looking for FREE Men’s skins is a store called Curves. They have multiple group gifts out in the store right now both FREE and for a nominal fee. The skin I am wearing in picture F is Group Gift-Boys-2-MAY and comes with a shape, although I did decide to use my own for the pic.

That’s it for my part of Free Skin Day, have a great time shopping and I will see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

 

 

WHC is wearing…

 

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All the skins listed above of course and…

Loincloth – C&N Designs Gorean Outfit Kajiru Shadow Loincloth 
Bracelet – Lavarock Creations Bracelet Black / Brown Cross
Eyes – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes in Tropic

Hair in A & F – CaTwA Mesh Jason V2 Hair
Hairbase in A – LANEVO No. 04 Black
Hair in B – E – Argrace Akira in Ash Black

This week’s pics were taken at my favorite FREE photo studio. I am sure they appreciate me hanging around there nearly naked all day, so the least I can do is give them a wink and a smile. Karu’s Korner photo studio is great for bloggers, taking profile pics and stalking me. Many thanks for a great resource.

 

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Postcards From Paradise!

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Greetings from the bay shore Fabbies! I am still on vacation, no use in rushing a return to the rat race. After all, there is plenty for them to eat in my apartment and Rat #4 has definitely developed an attitude lately. Prima Donnas, I have no patience for them. Anyway, it’s much nicer at the shore as you can see from this postcard-pretty scene.

This unique shirt is great for a summer vacation. I have always had a love of fish and aquaria. In real life, I was raised with up to five tanks of tropical fish to be maintained at any given time. When I saw this FREE shirt from EccentriciXi, I knew I had to have it. I love how this shirt just screams “Vacation!” The Fishes Men’s Shirt buttons up the front and has wildly colorful, but realistic, fish printed on a dark blue background that looks great with blue jeans. Also, If I fall off the pier into the ocean, it will serve as camouflage to keep the local sharks from noticing my tasty-looking perfect complexion. I may still look like a seal, but at least I will blend in better, and that could save my tender little pixels. EccentriciXi currently offers this as a FREE group gift. I heartily recommend it for fish lovers all over Second Life.

My jeans are currently on sale at Nevermore Designs. They are the 2015 Dark Navy Men’s Baggy Mesh Jeans, which I chose because the dark blue shade looks fantastic with the shirt. They are a good basic pair of jeans with a wonderful texture, but they are a bit short. So, mostly I would suggest wearing them tucked into boots to take advantage of that. For only 35L, I am quite pleased with the find, and WOW do they look great with the shirt!

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My travels on the grid lately led me to Lavarock, one of my favorite stores on Second Life. I frequently go there to check out the group gifts, since most of them I picked up over the last fifteen months have been so great that I decided to blog them. Besides that, I love their style. Sadly, there is no new male group gift as of yet, but I did notice a gacha there for a very reasonable 25L. I try not to spend much money on SL, but knowing there were great odds to get something I would like, I paid the machine and got this cool T-Shirt! While the fish shirt screamed “Vacation!” this shirt literally screams “HeavyMetalRockAndRollTossMeAnotherEnergyDrinkHey,WhereAreMyPants?” That is a lot for a shirt to say, indeed! The shirt has heavy metal iconography emblazoned on an aggressive design, featuring a nightmarish skull that bears a horned helmet and wings. Framed with dark red flourishes, the design seems to be printed on the shirt rather than just stuck over it (a pet peeve of mine that I still occasionally see in some hunt prizes). It is a very realistic, nearly nightmare inducing T-Shirt, and one of six great designs available from the 25L gacha over at Lavarock.

My jeans are part of The Biker Hunt prize from Man Stuff, a division of Firelight Creations. I point them out because they are an excellent item to pick up for a general wardrobe. They look very realistic and fit nicely around the waist so they look great under casual tees like the one I am wearing above. The Cole Straight Leg Jeans in Black might sound familiar, I have several versions of them in my personal “go to” inventory! These come in straight-leg and tapered-leg versions. The straight leg goes especially well over short boots and sneakers. The full hunt prize is only 1L and for that price you get a black shirt with a “Ride Free” biker design, these great jeans, and a pair of shoes. The Biker Hunt ends on July 20th and the item you are looking for looks like a small motorcycle headlamp!

My vacation on the Baja Cove sim is nearly over and I have to tell you, it is even more beautiful than it appears in these pics. Soon I will be packing up the truck and heading back to my small apartment in the city. The rat race is calling and the “Living Room 100” is the biggest racing event of the season. One hundred laps of screeching, clawing action with an entire cheese wheel at stake! My money will be on #4. Until next week my friends, see you on the grid.—–WHC Riler

 

WHC is wearing…
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Fish Shirt! – EccentriciXi Fishes Mens Mesh Shirt (FREE Group/FREE Group Gift)

Blue Jeans – Nevermore Designs 2015 Dark Navy Mens Baggy Mesh Jeans (35L/On Sale Right Now!)

Rocker T-Shirt – Lavarock Gacha Male T-Shirt (25L/Gacha Prize)

Black Jeans – Man Stuff  Cole Straight Leg Jeans in Black  (1L/The Biker Hunt Prize)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu

Wavy Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

 

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What Goes Around, Comes Around!

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I never intended it to happen, but do you have an article of clothing that you rely on as a “go to” item, one that absolutely refuses to age? I do! And, later in this post, we are going to celebrate its one-year anniversary in my wardrobe. First though, check out what I found last night! I went by a store named Cold Ash, which specializes in fantastically detailed, rugged-looking men’s clothing. I found this vintage style T-shirt as their FREE Group Gift! The Mesh Austin Tee in STEEL BLUE is a fine representation of the quality that goes into the clothing that Cold Ash makes. Anyone who knows me knows I am a sucker for T-Shirts that look soft and well-worn, and this ribbed cotton T-shirt hangs beautifully with soft, realistic folds. It’s like it was never meant to be taken off. In the FREE Group Gift, you get 3 sizes and an additional 2 sizes in fitmesh, so getting a good fit won’t be any problem. Stop by Cold Ash, this is a must pick up! The pants I chose to wear with it are the current FREE Group Gift from Lavarock, likely my favorite male clothing store on Second Life. They are the Destroy Male Jeans and are probably one of the grungiest items in my wardrobe. I love the texture on them. Honestly, if I ever move to Seattle to pursue my dreams of alt-rock super stardom, these are the jeans I am going to wear! They come in 2 styles, with five sizes of each included in the gift. The only problem is they have been out for quite a while, and at the moment I am unable to say how much longer they will remain available. If you like them in the picture, go get them immediately. I suspect they may not be available much longer. The last item in the Cold Ash inspired outfit is the cap, which was just one of those lucky finds you sometimes run across accidentally. It is a 1L hunt prize from a hunt which is sadly already over. Luckily, the owner of Ashmoot forgot to pick up the hunt prize! It’s only 1L and the cap matches the T-shirt wonderfully. Sadly I can’t recall the name of the hunt, but you are looking for a hunt object shaped like a mask called “P-H Hunt # 8”. Look for it where you find the daily prize boards. Kristabel Ashmoot promises me she will leave it out until the end of the month so we all have a chance to grab it (a VERY sweet thing to do for us). Be sure to pick it up before it’s too late!

I teased you that as I write this I am celebrating an anniversary of sorts, and I have Lyrieal’s Boutique to thank for it. I recently attended “Just For Him”, a cart sale like event with a 1L mini-hunt where I found this great leather jacket! It comes from Lyrieal’s Boutique and is their Just For Him Hunt Prize. It has a hud that allows you to choose 5 different colors in both the leather and the lining. For a single linden, that’s great value. The event is not a large one, but I should have known Lyrieal’s Boutique would have something special out. This brings me to the anniversary: I was dying to show you this jacket and was having trouble finding just the right pants to present it with, so I decided to go with my “go to” grey system jeans and Mesh boots, tinting the jeans a bit darker to match. After doing the picture, I began putting together this post, and found I had reason to smile. Those beloved jeans and boots of mine are from a hunt one year ago today…and were previously blogged here by a young guest blogger. Coincidentally, they also came from Lyrieal’s Boutique! So, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their posting in Fab Free, the In The Pink outfit has been added to the 1L hunt prize, making it even better. It is a great looking outfit and the jeans are tintable to match a wide range of grays, so they are super handy to have around. Even the boots are nice, you can’t beat this value. I had originally planned to end my post here, and call it a night, but once I get going I am hard to stop. So in the spirit of “You really should check out the Just For Him sales event”, here is a final addition to my post below!

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While I was at the sale, I noticed a pair of shorts on the back wall of the booth belonging to the store Trashed. Just like the other coincidences this week (the hat which looked great with the T-shirt that was accidentally left out, and the nice jeans I decided to wear being posted to fab free exactly one year ago today) these denim shorts look like they were made to go with the Cold Ash T-Shirt I picked up this week. The Trashed Men’s denim shorts in plaid are not free, but this is a sale event as well as a hunt and these shorts look really great. If you love that T-shirt as much as I do, that is reason enough to pony up the extra 85L for these shorts to go with them. They make a fantastic pair together. Once again, I have worked late into the evening and I must go, but this has been a post full of pleasant surprises. Until next time my friends, see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Vintage Blue T-Shirt – Cold Ash Mesh Austin Tee in Steel Blue  (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

Grungy Jeans – Lavarock Destroy Male Jeans  (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

Ball Cap – Ashmoot Acc Coll_Unisex Cap #01  (1L/Hunt Prize)
Note- The hunt is over but the prize should be out til the end of the month!

Hair Under Cap – From inventory, heavily modded for picture.

Leather Jacket – Lyrieal’s Boutique Leather Jacket {His} (1L/Hunt Prize)
Note- The “In The Pink” outfit including Jeans and Boots has been added to the same box now for extra value.

Plaid Denim Shorts – Trashed Mens Denim Shorts in Plaid (85L/On sale-Just For Him event)

Shirt Under Jacket – Connors V Neck T-Shirt Black (FREE Gift)

Eyes – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes – Tropic (FREE Gift)
Previously blogged here.

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
Necklace – Aitui – AITUI – Ammunition Necklace (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

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A little leather, forget the lace.

A rare gem, Maitreya sent out an absolutely fantastic Group Gift recently! Known for their high-quality high fashion products, this gift is no exception. The gift is a thigh-high pair of mesh leg-warmers that come in two versions to fit different shoe styles, and the best part, there is a color/texture change HUD with a ton of options. You could dress them up or dress them down. They would be cute over leggings or with a dress, as I decided to wear them. If you’re not already in the Maitreya group, this gift is the perfect excuse to join. Even better, right now the group is free to join, yep, you heard me. FREE. Feelin’ smokin-hot in my new leg-warmers, I was determined to find the perfect outfit to go with them. I searched high and low, and finally found this sexy little tank dress from Lavarock. The dres is their current “SL Frees and Offers” Group Gift. The dress is mesh and the texture is highly detailed. Also, I think it’s important to note, this specific gift also comes with an equally awesome shirt for the guys. I got my leg-warmers, found a dress to match, and I haven’t spent a dime, how cool is that?! Feeling good about my outfit so far, I splurged a little and went over to the 100 Block Fashion Event. I know you’ve heard me talk about Hebenon Vial before, and I still ❤ them, so I was excited to find they were participating in the event. I picked up this wicked looking facial piercing set there. The set is called “Nosejob” and it’s easy to see why! I liked that the little cross on one of the septum rings tied in with the cross design on my Lavarock dress. If you decide to get a little Nosejob of your own, wear your HV group tag and get a discount. Alright, I think I’m through with the telling part of my show’n’tell,  time for the show!

Enjoy!

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Hair – little bones. Limbs – Ombres – @ 100 Block

Skin – Essences ~ Song *noisette

Lashes – – DAMNED – My Perfect Eyelashes ❤ – $50 Lindens on the Marketplace

Eyes .ID. Mesh Eye DEMO –FREE Wearable Demo

Facial Piercings – :HV: Nosejob [100 Block Ink/Oil] – 100 Block Exclusive – $60 lindens (Get it for $52 lindens w/HV Tag!)

Dress m/ LAVAROCK CREATIONS m/ -BLACK CROSS FEM TANK – FREE SLF&O Gift (Wear your SLF&O Tag)

Leg Warmers – Maitreya V.I.P. Group Gift – Leather LegWarmers – FREE Group Gift/ Group is (currently) FREE to Join (check past notices)

Feet – Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Mid

Shoes – …::: Scrub :::… the old trunk Silver – 100 Block Exclusive

Pose – SOPHERIAN  – Kimberly 01

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Wu-tang Forever

Hello Gorgeous! Today I wanted to show you some really cool free stuff that I found.

First of all, I wanted to show you this unisex boots Lavarock is giving out as group gift as a celebrations for their 2000 group members. The group join fee is 0L.

I also found this baggy pants on the marketplace from Yako, they come in two different texture. They are really well done and the best part is their are for sale only for 1L.

Finally I wanted to complement my outfit with this shirt from Somnia, it is not free but is worth having it ’cause it comes in 8 different colors and you can use it with some other clothing too. Talking about Somnia I wanted to remind you that there are tons of gifts for you. You can check some of them on Love posts and in one of my posts. Here are the links:
Somnia Strikes Again With Sir Mouse!
Somnia Does It Again!
Tea, Macarons and Flowers

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Hair: Escape by Magika
Top: Swank Shell Darks by Somnia
Pants: Vintage Baggy Pants by Yako (1L / Marketplace)
Boots: Black Patched Boots by Lavarock (Free Group Gift / 0L / Free to Join) Look on past notices

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Pants: Dots Baggy Pants by Yako (1L / Marketplace)

Have fun shopping! Xoxo 🙂

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