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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

It’s all about keeping warm and stylish at this time of year, and if you want to look festive without being too obvious about it (as well as keeping the cost down), then I’ve got you covered!

Back at the Arcade!

There are plenty of gorgeous gachas over at The Arcade right now (in fact, both my top and hair are from there), but if you’re looking for even more frugal finds, then check under the tree in the middle of the event because there are some free gifts!  No need to join a group, just click on the pretty parcels!  Today, I’m showing off my new and FREE leggings from N-Uno that are sized for Maitreya bodies, as well as some shiny new eyes by Lotus.  The eyes come with appliers for Catwa and Lelutka, as well as mesh eyes you can wear.  Make your way to The Arcade, and find some more awesome!

What will you bring home from The Arcade?

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes 

Leggings – N-Uno Isabella (Free Gift at The Arcade)
Top – Miwas Not Lonely (Featured at The Arcade)
Shoes – Reign Ximena Booties

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Lotus Holiday Eyes (Free Gift at The Arcade)
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier – Sn@tch Hollow Lipstick
Hair and Scarf – Wasabi Noelle (Featured at The Arcade)
Sim – Luane’s Winter World

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The Pumpkins Stay

The Pumpkins Stay
Hey There Fab Free’rs! So I’ve decided I can let go of Halloween, but the pumpkins gotta stay. At least until the end of November! Especially this barbed wire pumpkin candle holder by Reka. It’s a free group gift for members of the Reka group. The Reka group is also free to join. I sometimes have a soft spot for things like barbed wire re-purposed into art and the shabby-chic aesthetic.

Speaking of shabby-chic, I think these cute potted succulents fit the description as well. I picked them up for free at the Gacha Garden event. I actually picked up quite a few fantastic free gifts at the current Gacha Garden round. There are tons! The gifts at Gacha Garden require you to wear the Gimme Gacha event group tag. This group is free to join. The succulent gift is by Your Dreams. It comes with a single plant that you can copy and modify.

Next up on my little gift grabbing adventure through the Gacha Garden, this hair. I know Juli already showed you this cute free hairstyle by Fabia in her post “Fab Mad“, but who can resist that hat?! It’s another of the free gifts and it comes in a set of red hair color choices.

Pru’s other-worldly olive colored eyes are the free Gacha Garden gift from Lotus. These eyes come in Lelutka Appliers, Catwa Appliers, and a set of mesh eyes. There are 5 beautiful pupil-less color choices.

It has been a while since Pru had multiple piercings. This piercing set by Supernatural made me wonder why it’s been so long. The set is quite pretty, and is yet another free gift at Gacha Garden. The set includes 4 piercings that can be worn separately or together. There is a full set in gold, and one in silver. A color change hud for the gemstone part of the piercings is also included.

Lastly, I know you can’t see much of it, my apologies, however the wooden coffee table everything is sitting on is also a free gift at Gacha Garden. Its by a shop called Rassuel. The table is short and rectangular, with a single shelf and square legs. It’s a great basic modern looking furniture piece.

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair w/Hat – -FABIA- <Tanya>Gift – Free Gimme Gacha Group Gift @Gacha Garden
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Cinnamon
Eyes – LOTUS. Transcendence Eyes – Free Gimme Gacha Group Gift @Gacha Garden
Facial Piercings – .::Supernatural::. Balian Set – Free Gimme Gacha Group Gift @Gacha Garden
Jacket – BUENO-Gemma Jacket-Gray
Tattoo – [CAROL G] – Succubus – Tattoo Applier
Shirt – Sky – Go To Tank Neutral Tones
Body –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pumpkin Candle – Reka. Pumpkin Candle Gift – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 
Succulent – Your Dreams – {YD} Succulent – Free Gimme Gacha Group Gift @Gacha Garden
Coffee Table – Rassuel- Coffee Table – Free Gimme Gacha Group Gift @Gacha Garden
*Pose by RNP Animations 

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Valkyrie

Valkyrie

We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow
The hammer of the gods
We’ll drive our ships to new lands
To fight the horde, and sing and cry
Valhalla, I am coming!

I dunno guys, but I’m getting all the Norse feels in this bunch of fab free finds… I’m going to go Valkyrie style today!

Imaginarium

As always, the creators at the Imaginarium have been very generous and placed gifts in front of pretty much every stall!  I put together a fun look with the offerings at Yokai, Ayashi and Lotus by joining the Gimme Gacha group for free.  My striking crown from Yokai is just super cool with the wings on the side, and jewels dripping down.  Nice, right?  I am also loving the pastel hair from Ayashi – a long braid with several different pastel options in the HUD.  Lotus have gifted us these pretty mesh eyes which are a bit of a colour departure for me, but I’m liking the way they look!  Very cool!  What will you discover at the Imaginarium?  There’s so much fun to be had!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Eliavah Parliyah Off-Shoulder
Crown – Yokai Angel Tiara (Free Gift at The Imaginarium)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Lotus Medusa Eyes (Free Gift at The Imaginarium)
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier –  Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier – Sintiklia Gift (Previously Blogged HERE)
Eyelash Applier – Pout! Divine Lashes
Hair – Ayashi Asti Hair (Free Gift at The Imaginarium)
Sim– Private

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Not Goodbye, but Thank You

Butterflies

Not Goodbye, but Thank You…

I looked long and hard for the right quote to begin this post and the only one I could find that was fitting was this:

“This is not goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you.”

To all of you Fabulous readers, to my FabFree team… to those who gave me hunt tips… and to my hunting partner-in-crime Damian, “Thank you” for what would have been three glorious years of blogging coming up this next month.

I Do have to say Farewell for now, however, and so this will be a parting post. If only for a while. Real life has intruded in the form of some health issues and I have to take some time to focus on myself. I will still take some pictures and keep up my Flickr as time allows with my partner-in-crime and hunting buddy that you all have read about now and then and who I am finally giving a name to… my beloved Damian.

And now… the gifts:

This beautiful green dress is one of many free gifts at the anniversary round of We  ❤ RP right now. Don’t worry if you can’t get in right away, as it’s going on all month. You’ll find this dress at the Entice booth. “Be My Wench” comes in sizes to fit TMP, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Venus, and a Fitmesh.  There is also an alpha included.

Zoom in…

If you zoom in on my hands in the picture you’ll notice my nails… errr claws. I couldn’t resist these Maitreya exclusive claws in black for Maitreya Bento Hands. They are by Meva and move with your Bento animations. They are gorgeous! These are also free at We ❤ RP. Pick them up while you have the chance!

Jewelry anyone?

I am a lover of pretty baubles and my jewelry is free this month too. Just slap the subscriber at Graffitiwear and you’ll get this Sunstone set which includes the necklace, earrings and a ring. The entire set matches perfectly and goes well with the Be My Wench Dress.

And Fameshed!

Love showed you some great gifts from Fameshed in her post [here]. I had gone and checked out the booths and just like We ❤ RP, it is their anniversary round and there are glorious free gifts to be had. If you stop by the Elikatira booth, clicking the gift box with your free Fameshed group active will give you a gift box with three hairs inside! Each is a fatpack of essential colors. I’m showing off Maren in the picture above.

Last but not least…

… my swarm of butterflies (and the tiny little butterfly hair piece which is separate from the swarm) are also a free gift at Fameshed. Just pick them up from the Wasabi Pills vendor, unpack and wear! The hairpiece is perfect for a pretty addition to any hair and the swarm is perfect for photographs.

At last…

One last word… thank you to all of you for everything. I’ve enjoyed every picture, every kind word, every blog post, every reader tip and comment. You are all wonderful. Thank you for being part of my adventure with FabFree. I hope to see you all again when my real life allows!  ❤ Astrid ~

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Exotic
Eyes – Lotus – Gaze Eyes 09
Hair – Elikatira – Maren (Free Fameshed Group Gift @ Fameshed/Group is Free to Join)
Butterflies – Wasabi Pills – Butterflies headpiece and swarm (Free Fameshed Group Gift @ Fameshed/Group is Free to Join)
Jewelry – Graffitiwear – Sunstone Necklace & Earrings (Free Subscriber Gift for May)
Claws – Meva – Mira Claws Black (Free We ❤ RP Group Gift @ We ❤ RP/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – Entice – Be My Wench Forest (Free We ❤ RP Group Gift @ We ❤ RP/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Cherry Blossom

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TGIF at the Beach!

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I’ve been craving a day at the beach for a while… being landlocked in the middle of the USA… but I’m not exactly a swimsuit kind of gal. This pretty boho skirt with its strappy top was just the perfect answer to my mood. I also picked up a beautiful wavy hairstyle to compliment the look but you’ll have to act fast and pick it up today, as it is a Friday only steal, deal!

Hair first! ~ time sensitive!

Pick up my pretty wavy hairstyle at Exile for only 50L today for 50L Friday. You’ll get a regular mesh style as well as a bento style that waves in the wind. You can pick up a pack of natural colors or a pack of pastels, each for just 50L. I fell in love with this pretty style and couldn’t pass it up. It fit my relaxed mood today just perfectly. The weekend is almost here after all!

Continuing the World Tour…

I wasn’t done with the World Tour Hunt. I’ve already showed you several great prizes and when I ran across the 2L gift at Prism, I knew I had to share it with you Fabulous readers. This gorgeous boho feel skirt and top are meant to be worn on breezy days at the beach or… anywhere really.

Dress sizes available:

  • Maitreya
  • 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 – Marta Applier in Exotic
Eyes – Lotus – Gaze Eyes 09
Hair – Exile – Wisp (50L for 50L Friday) ~ time sensitive… hurry!
Dress – Prism – Adriana Lace Skirt Set Cazalet for Prism Designs (2L for the World Tour Hunt)

Sim Location – Adele

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Going on Tour

Eifle Tower_001

It seemed fitting that since I was on the trail of the world tour hunt that I should visit the Eiffel Tower. I took a picture in front of it with a few of my choice gifts from the hunt. I outfitted myself from hair to shoes for just 6L in World style and you can too… then take a tour of the Tower yourself!

The Hair.

My hair is a free style from Firelight! as part of the World Tour Hunt. Like all the gifts it is just 2L to pick up. It only comes in the brown shade shown, but you do get both a regular version plus a busty version of these luscious locks!

Styling.

My stylish Dress is part of the World Tour Hunt as well and is from Meander. You also get the hat, which I edited to fit in my hand, but you can wear on your head. Again, it is just 2L and a little hunting time for the globe.

Available dress sizes:

Classic XS – L
TMP
Ocacin
eBody
Maitreya
Tonic Fine & Curvy
Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus

Shoes to match.

Pick up my shoes at Lindy Modern & Retro for 2L as part of the World Tour Hunt as well. They just happen to match this dress almost perfectly I think! The gift box includes shoes for Maitreya, Slink and Classic feet!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Exotic
Eyes – Lotus – Gaze Eyes 09
Hair – Firelight! – Pandora Medium Brown Hunt Gift (2L for the World Tour Hunt)
Dress & Hat – Meander – M/M Tavira Island Dress and Hat (2L for the World Tour Hunt)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro – Kayden Fantasy (2L for the World Tour Hunt)

Sim Location – Desmonia

Astrids Signature


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Don’t Quit Your Daydream

Don't Quit Your Daydream
Good morning Fabulous Readers!  I know some don’t believe it, but you really can look fabulous for free in Second Life!  Today my outfit is put together with a blouse, jeans and shoes – which I found for the very low price of FREE!

About The Blouse:

The Mya Tank Top you see me wearing is available at Continuum Fashion as a free group gift for the FabFree inworld group, which is free to join.  It comes in one fitted Maitreya size and includes a gold version as well.

About The Jeans:

When you join the SOC inworld group for free, you can pick up the Vivian Jeans as a free group gift!  These faded, torn jeans are just short enough to show off your favourite shoes and come in several mesh body specific sizes.

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Venus, Freya & Isis

About The Shoes:

Last, but certainly not least, these fabulous Nayeli Wedges in peach are available as a FREE open (no group) lucky board prize at LOTUS.  These shoes are compatible with Maitreya and Slink Feet. On a side note…  There are also some lovely group gifts available when you join their group which is 69L.  Pru showed off a couple of them in her blog post [HERE].

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy (featured @ C88)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – TRUTH Valentina

Blouse – Continuum Fashion Babydoll Tank – Mya Red (free Fabfree Group Gift / 0L / free to join)
Jeans – SOC Vivian Jeans (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – LOTUS Nayeli Wedges / Peach (free / 0L / lucky board prize)
Hand Jewels – Elle Boutique Nova Bracelet (featured @ 4Mesh)

Sim – Luane’s World
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To All a Good Night

To All A Good Night
Happy Holidays Fab Free! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season full of happiness and joy. For today’s post I did a little “shopping” for myself. Actually, I did some gacha-ing. I sat at my home and Pocket Gacha’d until my little heart was content. I have to admit, it was content rather sooner than I would have liked. My linden wallet is quite thin! lol Still, I had lots of fun using the FREE Pocket Gacha HUD without having to go anywhere. I had such fun in fact that I wanted to share my experience with you, and show off the equally fun items I gatcha’d.

e.Marie

I adore over-the-knee socks. These pretty striped socks are from the e.Marie items within the Pocket Gacha this round. There are tons of fun socks, some holiday themed, some not. I lucked out and got one of the Rare sets. This set included a color change hud with several preset options, and optional twinkle lights. The lights have their own hud as well. Also, this is important, you’ll want to make sure that you’re looking at the e.Marie gacha key for your body. Pru wears Maitreya Lara, so I had to be sure to play the “Lara” key for the e.Marie gachas. If that sounds confusing, I promise it is easy, you’ll see what I mean when you scroll through the gacha keys on the hud. These cute socks by e.Marie are just 50 linden per play.

Sizes Available: Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass, Belleza (Freya, Isis)

Cubic Cherry

It just so happens that the Cubic Cherry sweaters have the possibility of matching quite nicely with the e.Marie socks. These cute fluffy sweaters are just 75 linden per pay. There are tons of commons and a few cute Rares to be had. These are sized for Maitreya Lara wearers only.  Again I felt lucky when I pulled this cute unicorn common from the Cubic Cherry gacha key inside the Pocket Gacha hud. I love unicorns, and this sweater says “99% Unicorn” across the front.

Size Available: Maitreya Lara Only

99 Percent Unicorn
LOTUS

These deep brown eyes are from the Pocket Gacha by LOTUS. Every once in a while I like to change things up and wear eyes that are different from the ones I usually wear. I love the details in these dark eyes by LOTUS. They are also very similar to the color of my own eye in RL. The mesh eyes come with resize scripts, and there is a Catwa applier for the Catwa mesh eyes. The LOTUS Pocket Gacha is just 60 linden per play and there are 15 pretty earth toned commons, and 2 hauntingly pretty Rares.

Essences

I love it when Essences participates in events and things like Pocket Gacha. For this round of Pocket Gacha, Essences has a full set of  Catwa head appliers. There are 10 commons, in the Pale02, Dark01, and Dark02 tones, along with 2 Rares, one Medium02, and the other Pale01. Body Appliers are not included, but can be purchased at the Essences main store. This set of pretty faces is called Lydia, and she’s just 58 linden per play.

P.S. You can also pick up a Pocket Gacha hud at most (if not all) participating stores.

Here are the details, Merry Christmas, and Happy Gacha-ing!!

Hair –  Magika – Luxe Box: May 2016

Head Applier – #05 Essences [Lydia P02] – Pocket Gacha – 58L/play

SkinEssences – Pale02

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Eyes – LOTUS. Brilliant Eyes 13 BOX – Pocket Gacha – 60L/play

Sweater – 04[Cubic Cherry] {WarmUp} sweater unicorn B (mait) – Pocket Gacha – 75L/play

Socks w/Lights – e.marie // High Socks – Stripes RARE {lara exp} – Pocket Gacha – 50L/play

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Signature Poses

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LOTUS for the Holiday

LOTUS Gift 1Hello again Fab Free’rs! I am not sure why but I am always surprised at how quickly Christmas seems to come about right after Thanksgiving. Suddenly it seems like there’s no time at all, and everyone is busy. I hope each of you is able to take the time to enjoy the people you love, be they friends, family or both. One of my biggest challenges about all the holiday gatherings is finding the right thing to wear! This year LOTUS has you covered for at least one of your holiday gatherings. They have a few pretty group gifts I’m excited to share with you today, so I’ll get right to it!

LOTUS Group Gift Sweater & Skirt 

The lovely ensemble pictured above is the most recent group gift at LOTUS. This sweater and skirt combo comes in a single mesh size, and is all one piece. I love the textures in this outfit, the sweater looks genuinely soft and fuzzy on, and has just a touch of elegance with the little pearls. To get the gift you’ll need to join the LOTUS group, which is 99 lindens to join.LOTUS Gift 2

LOTUS Group Gift Eyes 

In addition to the sweater/skirt combo, there is a group gift set of mesh eyes out at LOTUS. While wearing the LOTUS group tag, click the vendor and you’ll get the gift. This gift includes 6 pairs of mesh eyes in green, aqua, blue, brown, and lilac. I went with the green eyes for this photo, however the other eye colors in this gift are equally pretty.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – CATWA HAIR Aimee

HeadLelutka – Aria

Eyes – LOTUS. Misty Eyes – Gift Pack BOX – FREE Group Gift/Group is 99L to Join 

Skin – Lumae : Yulia LeLutka – T5 Dolce / Bare

Sweater w/Skirt – LOTUS. Chic Pearl Set – Group Gift BOX – FREE Group Gift/Group is 99L to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by WetCat

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C’est la – LOW!

I found some great group gifts to share with all of you. One came from a very helpful tip about the LOW designer spotlight gift! Right now, they’re offering a skin from [AE] and it comes with a pair of prim eyelashes! It’s pretty with fresh looking makeup and a little hint of diva with the eyelashes.

I also got a notice for a great new group gift at C’est La Vie! It’s a pretty vintage floral dress which I really love and while I was picking it up, there was another gift beside it, a really cute tunic with a belt that I have a feeling I’ll be wearing a lot. I wandered through the store and found a 20 minute camping chair that had the black lotus dress.

Both the LOW and C’est La Vie groups are free to join!

I’d say I had a pretty successful afternoon. 😛

I hope everyone enjoys their Friday and their weekend!

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skin ~ LOW spotlight – [AE] – (group gift/free to join – L$0)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Amaradia/40/207/31

vintage floral dress ~ C’est La Vie! – (group gift/free to join – L$0)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Harlman/200/30/51

Lovin’ tunic ~ C’est La Vie! – (group gift/free to join – L$0) http://slurl.com/secondlife/Harlman/200/30/51

Lotus dress ~ C’est La Vie! – (camp chair/20 min ~ L$0)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Harlman/200/30/51


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hair – Jasmine ~ Fri.Day