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Creepy Steamy

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Feeling Creepy?

Or are you feeling Steamy? I think this look is a cross between dark burlesque and creepy steampunk and I really like it. I managed to put it together for free with some pieces from various gifts that you can grab up if you hurry. All the offers expire in the next three days (March 31st). So don’t wait.

First up, grab my burlesque corset from BYRNE as the free March Subscribo gift. You’ll get both a copper (shown) and purple (not shown) color in your gift box. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes plus you’ll also get popular mesh body sizes for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza. While you are at BYRNE, be sure to pick up the free group gift (the group is free to join). It was really nice as well.

Steam on!

I paired my new corset with a pair of outstanding Steampunk boots from the Steam XII Hunt. These boots were free as part of the hunt, and I found them with just a bit of searching at Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes. They are unrigged mesh, and made to fit standard bodies as well as all the major mesh body types. I got them to fit my Maitreya body perfectly just by hiding my feet! The detailing on them of the gears, straps, and buckles is amazing, and they matched the Corset just perfectly.

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Carnival touches…

I really liked the lucky dip this week at PA Designe and couldn’t help but try my chances at it. Luckily I landed the scull nose chain and earring. It’s all one piece for easy fitting. When I attached it, I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t require any editing at all to get it to fit to my Catwa Head. This item is completely free if you are lucky on your dip in the bucket. Take a chance on this skull inspired jewelry piece!

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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 – [e] elikatira – Karee
Nosering/earring – PA Designe – Scull Nose Ear Chain and Earing (Free Lucky Dip – this week only)
Corset – BYRNE – Amanda Burlesque (Free March Subscribo Gift)
Pants – Purplemoon Creations – Moxie Leggings in Black
Boots – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Sonya Red Boots Female (0L for the Steam XII Hunt)

Sim Location – Port Babbage

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March On!

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March on!

We are marching into the last week of March, and I have my gold shoes that I found at the end of the rainbow… or to be more specific, I found them as part of the Glam or Grunge Hunt at Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes. For just 1L and a little hunting time for the icon, you can pick these pretty gold pumps up.

For your 1 little Linden, you’ll get heels to fit Slink, Maitreya, and TMP feet all in one package for that tiny little sum. It’s well worth the trip to the Lindy Modern & Retro. Plus while you are there, pick up the other hunt gifts. There are many out! One is free, and the rest are all 1L as well. You can stock up on your shoe wardrobe!

A touch of green…

I needed a dress for my new dress shoes, so I picked up the pretty green dress from Ass Kicking Angels. It is the free FabFree group gift out for March! It includes both this lovely dress as well as the matching necklace (which has a pretty clover attached to it).

You’ll get the following sizes:

  • Standard classic avatar
  • eBody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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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 – [e] elikatira – Katharine
Dress and Necklace – Ass Kicking Angels – Candy Mint Dress (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Kym GoldPat (1L for the Glam or Grunge Hunt)

Sim Location – Idle Rogue

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We match!

We match!

Hey there!

Before I begin, I’d just like to wish everyone a very happy New Year and that I hope you had a great one! As for myself, I’m pretty excited to continue my adventures in Second Life; who knows what kind of fun and freebies 2017 will bring! Even with the festivities behind us, I was still in the mood for bright colors and knitwear and was very pleased to see that the Fabulously Free in SL group gift by Marquesse Pret a Porter was a great mix of both. The Paige shirt was certainly a welcomed addition to my virtual wardrobe and not only for its vivid color (which is perfect for when you’re in the mood for color blocking by the way) but also for its fun and flirty design. Best of all, you can have this off shoulder little number for free by joining the Fabulously Free in SL group (no join fee required). Simply cut and paste the following link into the main chat box in your SL viewer, hit enter and click on the link when it pops up in main chat. Aforementioned link is; secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about and if you’ve just joined us, welcome to the group!

Coming to a close

With the Winter Cart sale at the Wash coming to an end today, this is the last chance for you to pick up some goodies for yourself and your friend for just 10 L. I’ve recently purchased a new pair of Slink hands (finally something to cross off that bucket list) and thought that it was about time that I got a manicure. Pictured is the Diti Gold Omni set from La Boheme and the package includes a manicure set for Maitreya as well as a manicure and pedicure set for Slink and Omega.

I also stopped by the Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes cart at the Wash to pick up to pick up this gorgeous pair of boots. I own a similar pair in the real world and am always tickled when I get to dress the avatar in a similar fashion. You don’t need prim feet for this pair and the package includes a nifty alpha mask and shoe base to help with the fit.

My little friend

I stumbled upon this cute little guy on the Marketplace and thought to include him in the picture because our outfits matched (lol). For just 0L you can get a Baby Polar Bear for yourself too at the Meli Imako Marketplace store. The bear itself comes in both standing and sitting positions (shown) as well as AO, UV, Normals, Specular maps and textures. Full disclosure, as I haven’t gotten into building in SL yet, I’ve no idea what all of those are but the polar bear is cute and I’ve always had a thing for keeping odd animals around the house…

Speaking of, with two cats, several owls and now this little guy, I’m going to have to find a place that sells kibble for them all. Until next time guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Amina (Past Women Only 2 Hunt prize)
Hair – Sn@tch (Past Fishing Prize)
Eyes – Mesange Ice Dream Eyes 2 (Past Women Only 2 Hunt prize)
Shirt – Marquesse Pret a Porter Paige (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/No join fee required)
Shoes – Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes Faye (10L/Wash Winter Cart Sale)
Manicure – La Boheme Diti Gold (10L/Wash Winter Cart Sale)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Le Poppycock

Polar Bear (he needs a name): Meli Imako Christmas Gift

Sim: Private location

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Morning Shopping at the Wash

Good Morning, FabFree!

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I don’t know about you but it’s an “I need coffee” sort of morning here. I was up late, maybe too late but a little coffee and a little shopping? Now that’s the way to start the day.  I started out at the fantastic Indian Summer Cart Sale at the Wash and found this wonderful mini dress from Zanze. This is the Becca dress in cream I’m showing off. But it comes in several just-as-tasty colors and all for 10L each. The dress includes the standard Mesh sizes XS-L but it has no alpha layer. I found I actually didn’t need one. The dress fits perfectly! Just don’t forget your undies since you aren’t alphaed! 😉

Right next to the Zanze Cart is the always awesome Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes Cart. Lindy has put out a very nice loaded Cart this round with shoes for SLink feet and system feet. I picked the Yeva heels in nude to match up with my new dress.

Last but not least, is a new hair style to top things off. This is the lovely ‘Esra’ from Sentinus and it was one of the current free groups gifts.  As of right now, the Sentinus group is free to join! Plus there is a nice selection of group gifts available, a free SLF&Os gift AND a great Hunt/sale going on! So don’t delay!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet– Slink mesh Casual Hands + High Feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion

 

Dress – Zanze – Becca – (10L @ The Indian Summer Cart Sale at the Wash)

Shoes – Linday Modern and Retro Shoes – Yeva -(10L @ The Indian Summer Cart Sale at the Wash)

Hair – Sentinus – Esra – (FREE/0L/Free Group Gift) group is free to join

 

Location – Blithe

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Ready for Rain

Ready for Rain

It’s Sunday instead of Friday, but I am bringing you Friday news! And I’m ready for a little rain to wash away the weekend blues. Sometimes rain is refreshing you know? 🙂

First… this is a head to toe look. So HURRY over to Elikatira, where you will find that their Fifty Linden Friday offering of hair that I’m wearing in the picture above in essential colors is still out. For just 50L this pretty mesh hair is yours! But hurry! I’m not sure how much more time you have before the offer will disappear!

My jumpsuit is courtesy of FineRain Creations, and is their contribution to the Women’s Stuff Hunt. Stop by the main-store and for 1L and a little hunting time, this outfit in all the standard mesh sizes in this pretty yellow gold color is yours! It fits and flows beautifully and comes with a great alpha layer for standard bodies.

Last, but not least, I found a pair of shoes I loved at Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes. These too are a 1L Hunt gift. These are the store’s offering for the Addicted to Applier’s Hunt. Just hunt down the icon and buy it for 1L. You’ll get these stunning black alligator heels to fit Slink, Maitreya, and TMP feet!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Qiana (50L for Fifty Linden Friday – Hurry! This may not be out much longer!)
Outfit – FineRain Creations – FineRain Lena Jumpsuit in Yellow (1L for the Women’s Stuff Hunt)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Kym Alligator (1L for the Addicted to Appliers Hunt)

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – West of the Rain

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Tropical Mornings

Tropical Mornings

I was in the mood to walk the beach this morning… but needed some proper attire. There was a group gift out at paper.arrow that I thought was perfectly fitting for such a walk and so I headed over to pick it up. This slip dress is yours FREE with your group tag. It comes in two versions — the one I am showing you in the picture above which has the mint top and flamingo skirt, or one with an all-over flamingo print.

This dress comes in Maitreya and Slink fits, and does not include an alpha layer (though I’m sure if you needed one, you could probably dig one up out of your inventory). The group fee is a one time cost of 250L, but you’ll find a wall full of past group gifts up at paper.arrow to pick up, as well as this pretty dress to make it worth joining.

I decided I was going to do some “rock hopping” instead of “sand walking” and so I really wanted some cute tennis shoes to finish off my look. Lindy Modern & Retro shoes did not let me down! For just 1L and a little hunting time, I found this pair of adorable pink tennis shoes at their main-store as part of the Beached Bunny Hunt 6. These shoes includes fits for classic, Slink flat, and Maitreya feet… so everyone wins out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Zanna
Dress – paper.arrow – slip.dress tropical bag – 2 designs in bag (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 250L to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Lindy Gindy Surf (1L for The Beached Bunny Hunt 6)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Baja Sands

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My Ruby Slippers

My Ruby Slippers

I stopped for coffee and donuts this morning… as well as the newspaper. Do any of you all still read the paper? It gets that black ink all over your fingers, but its great for setting out on a counter to cool fresh baked goods. Of course this was long before folks used wire rack cooling methods I suppose? Either way, I have more than just baked  goodies for you today, because Glitterati has set out their June Group gift for you and it is cute as pie!

This little dress with its red and gold flowers comes in all the standard mesh sizes as well as fitmesh, Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink fits and is perfect for a casual morning coffee run. I love the embossed details on the sleeves as well. This dress is yours FREE with your group tag. Group membership is a one time fee of 100L, but remember, you will not only be getting this pretty dress… but you’ll also be getting access to many past group gifts (as well as future gifts) as well. The fee quickly pays for itself.

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While scanning the marketplace, I happened upon this topaz jewelry set by Beloved Jewelry for only 1 little Linden. You’ll be getting the resizable necklace, a pair of earrings and a ring too (not shown). The set is well made and easily adjustable for a great fit. It matched the color of the flower petals on my dress (and the buckles on my shoes) so nicely that I just couldn’t pass it up!

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You’ve already seen a few posts here on the Fab about the Cart Wash Sale. Love showed you a post [here] and I showed you a post [here] and [here]. And I’m sure you’ll be seeing lots more goodies from the Sale here on FabFree!

I stopped by the Cart Wash Sale again today, and this time I picked up a set of pretty red flats to compliment my new dress. These are called Fara by Lindy Modern & Retro shoes… but they certainly remind me of a pretty set of ruby slippers. And personally, I think every gal needs a pair of ruby slippers in her wardrobe! These pretty shoes are only 10L and will fit slink flat feet.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – Creme Duo eyeshadow appliers – GoldDust (75L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Becca
Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry – Topaz Set (1L on the Marketplace)
Dress – Glitterati ! – Group Gift – June 2016 (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Fara Red-Gold (10L at the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)

Pose by Label Motion

Sim Location – The Mill

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Metropolis

Metropolis

If you thought pink wasn’t in, think again! I’m back with my alt-er ego to show you a couple of great gifts that will have you rethinking pastels and ‘cool’ in one stop!

Head to Wicca’s Wardrobe and pick up the latest group gifts. For just 50L for your group membership you’ll get access to the most recent FREE group gift — the Billy Pants which my alt-er ego Loki is sporting in blue (the gift comes in pink as well). These awesome asymmetrical mesh pants come in all the standard sizes, and Wicca’s Wardrobe is offering them in both men’s and women’s styles! And if that wasn’t enough reason to join the group, there is a vendor FULL of past group gifts (both men’s and women’s) just waiting for you to click and grab to your hearts content!

While I was at Wicca’s Wardrobe, I also nabbed up the Women’s Stuff Hunt Gift. For just 1 little Linden, this Nuella jumpsuit in its soft pastels and all the standard mesh sizes is yours! I thought it was the perfect complement to Loki’s new pants 😉

Enjoy the weather! Loki and I are headed to the city to sight-see!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Elle (75L for the Current Sale) – Love first told us about the sale HERE!
Outfit – Wicca’s Wardrobe – Nuella Jumpsuit in Rose Quartz (1L Women’s Stuff Hunt Gift)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Rowyn Nude

 

Loki is wearing…

Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (Faded)
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Shirt – [monso] My Open Shirt in White (guys)
Pants – Wicca’s Wardrobe – Billy Pants Male (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Shoes – Eudora – 3D Oxford Low Tops

Poses by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Betty Tureaud The City LEA27

Astrids Signature


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My Address is Ninth Ave on the Beach

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Midnight Manias are the words of the day! And I picked up some great ones to share with you! Can you believe that Moon {Hair} has already put out a fresh hair on the Midnight Mania board? It’s true! This beautiful updo called Ninth Ave Reverie in Naturals 2 is on the board now for you for FREE. It locks down fast, so get there early! You do need the group tag, which is 100L to join, but there are lots of group gifts, lucky letters, and the Midnight Mania board which changes out often, making this a group well worth your Linden!

Speaking of Midnight Mania boards…….. dun dun dun! I’m sunning on the beach in a beautiful new dress thanks to one! If you take a hop and a pop stop over to Total Eclipse, you can slap the Midnight Mania Board there and if it locks down, you’ll get a FREE gift certificate for 1,000L to spend in the store! Yes, you heard me right! You can then purchase this beautiful dress among one of many others. The group is 25L to join, but for this generous of an offer, well worth the join fee.

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While you are at Total Eclipse with your nifty new group tag, be sure to grab the FREE group gift at the entrance. I’m sporting it above. It’s called Sportify! Bella Tennis Dress and has a sporty feel, just right for kicking back on the beach or other casual attire events.

I’m off to enjoy a walk in the sand. Have a great day!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Moon {Hair}. – Ninth Ave Reverie – Naturals 2 (FREE Group Midnight Mania Board/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Rowyn Nude
Dress 1 – Total Eclipse – Southern Summer Red/Purple (Purchased with the FREE 1,000L Gift Card from Group Midnight Mania Board/Group is 25L to Join)
Dress 2 – Total Eclipse – Sportify! Bella Tennis Dress Grey (FREE Group Gift/Group is 25L to Join)

Poses by oOo Studio – Quirky Pose Pack – (FREE/0L/Birthday Gift for Liaison Collaborative) First shown by Juli HERE!

Sim Location – Las Islas – Las Arenas

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Spring Gardens

Hey FabFree-ers, the last few days in my Real Life have been soaked with rain so I’m escaping to a sunnier… dryer Second Life.

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I found two perfect little top and skirt combos in the Womenstuff Hunt just right for wandering in a garden this week.

First up, is ‘Spring Roses’ from House of Joi and it’s the 0L prize for the Womenstuff Hunt. The combined top and skirt come in the standard Mesh sizes XS-XL and has it’s own alpha. The style is flirty and feminine with out being frilly, something I really like. Dress it up for an afternoon date or keep it simple for a walk in the garden.

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Next up is this spring green combo from MooLaLa. I really love this top and skirt and I can see it becoming a regular in my wardrobe. The pieces are combined for alpha layer convenience. If green isn’t your color, the Hunt prize comes with a brown version that will be perfect for Fall. Both outfits come in standard Mesh sizes XS-XL and share that alpha layer I mentioned.

The Womenstuff Hunt runs until March 31st so you have a bit of time to hunt down all the fantastic prizes while enjoying the SL sunny weather!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Mid Feet + Nails Slink mesh Casual Hands + SLink Mid Feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
ShoesLindy Modern and Retro Shoes – Zeva in both Pink and Shamrock
HairExile – Maren

Outfit #1  – House of Joi – Spring Roses – (FREE/0L/Womenstuff Hunt prize)

Outfit #2 – MooLaLa – Womenstuff Gift Dress – (FREE/0L/Womenstuff Hunt prize)

 

Location – New England Islands, Marblehead

 

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