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I Can Explain

I Can Explain
Hello There Fab Free’rs! I hope you are all doing well. I’ll tell you, it’s true, I’m half in half out, a little up, a little down, and whether or not I’d be on Santa’s Nice list or the Naughty list is always up for discussion. Good or bad, naughty or nice, I can also always explain. So when I saw this joint gift from Villena and Pumpkin, I knew it was one I couldn’t pass up. To get this holiday outfit for FREE just head over to Villena and join the Villena group which is FREE to join at this time. There’s a gift vendor waiting for you right next to the group joiner just inside the shop. I included a copy of the vendor photo below.

Villena

This Santa inspired jacket is the Villena part of this FREE gift. The furry off-the-shoulder coat comes in 3 variations and several sizes. There’s the “classic Santa” jacket version Pru is wearing, a solid white version, and a cranberry sauce splattered white version. Along with the jacket there’s a holiday themed thong included in the gift.

Jacket Sizes Included: 2 Standard Mesh  / Thong Sizes Included: Belleza (Isis, Freya) , Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya Lara

Pumpkin

The top and leggings are the Pumpkin part of this fabulous FREE gift. Both gifts come together in the same package. The cropped mesh top has a customization hud that lets you hide or show the fishnet undershirt peeking out from the bottom. The leggings and the top can be worn together or separately and both come in several sizes.

Top and Legging Sizes Included: Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya Lara
Group Gift <3

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – #taketomiWEST – Aishwarya – The Hills

Head –  CATWA Unisex HEAD Pink

Skin – Essences – Digby

Outfit – Villena & Pumpkin Group Gift – FREE Group Gift / Villena Group is FREE to Join

Boots – [Gos] Triumph Boots V2 in Black – Fem

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

*Pose by  Signature Poses

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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

Astrids Signature


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Merry Gothmas

Merry Gothmas
Hey There Fab Free’rs! I hope you’re enjoying the weekend. I know I am enjoying this slightly naughty goth Christmas outfit thanks to group gifts from Pink Hustler, Queenz, and the current Fab Free group gift from Liquid. It feels festive and flirty, like a fun holiday party with friends or date night look. So bring on the eggnog and the Christmas music!

Pink Hustler

These cute braids with the Santa hat and ribbons at the ends are a FREE group gift at Pink Hustler. I really like the look of this style, especially the little strands in the front. They style includes a hud that gives you several “natural” hair color options, and an additional set of pretty pastels. The same hud will also let you pick from red, green, brown, or black for the hat and ribbons. The Pink Hustler group is currently 400 linden to join. I know that sounds like a lot, and it is, however there are quite a few group gifts still available. So if you have the lindens to spare, the Pink Hustler group is worth it in my opinion.

Liquid

To keep my all black holiday ensemble from being too, well all black, I picked up the current Fabulously Free in SL group gift at Liquid. The cute holly leaf face decal is one of 3 holiday themed options in this applier gift. Along with the holly leaves you can choose from a bell, a candy cane. Additionally, each image can be applied in color or black outline only. To get your copy of this fun FREE holiday gift, just wear your Fab Free group tag and click the gift vendor at Liquid.

Appliers Included: Catwa, Lelutka

Queenz

This group gift dress from Queenz is the naughty part of the ensemble. What’s so naughty about a sweater dress you ask? This particular dress has long peek-a-boo openings down each side. That bit of hip Pru’s flashing isn’t a wardrobe malfunction. The dress comes in 3 colors, black, brown, and navy. The Queenz in world group is FREE to join at this time. You’ll find this FREE group gift and others waiting on the right side of the shop.

Mesh Sizes Included: Slink Hourglass, Maitreya Lara, eBody Curvy, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus)

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair w/hatPink Hustler – *PH* V.I.P Group Gift // HAIR8196 – FREE Group Gift/Group is 400L to Join

Head – CATWA Unisex HEAD Pink

Skin – Essences – Digby

Face Paint – Liquid ~ Holiday Face paint – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is FREE to Join

DressQueenz – .Q. December Group Gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

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

*Pose by FOXCITY

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Peace Poema

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Interesting Fact: In Real Life I’m heavily tattooed. So perhaps it’s ironic that I seldom wear ink in Second Life. I remember coming home from one of my sessions after getting inked, with much of my upper torso wrapped in saran wrap and my very conservative family’s reaction, even though I was almost 30 years old at the time. I didn’t regret the tattoos then, and I still don’t regret them. And if I was going to sport tattoos full time in Second Life, this free hunt gift from Endless Pain Tattoos might just be the one I would choose.

Peace…

It took me a while to hunt down this free POE hunt gift from Endless Pain Tattoos, even with a hunting buddy, but I love this tattoo called “Peace.” It’s a full upper torso tattoo with sleeves, featuring Mandala designs, the face of an owl, and a small peace symbol. It’s unisex as well and includes appliers for…

Appliers Included:

  • System Body
  • TMP
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Signature
  • Slink

Speaking of appliers…

I picked up a second free POE hunt gift; this time from POEMA, in the form of this beautiful make-up applier. You get the smokey eyes, blush, and crimson lipstick in either Catwa or Omega appliers. Each part can be applied separately for a finishing look that is unique. Only want the eye shadow? No problem. Just want the lipstick? Sure thing! Want the blush and the lipstick? Yup, you can do that too! It’s a mix and match pallet that’s sure to please the eye. In the picture above, I donned the eye shadow and the lipstick.

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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
Hair – Magika – Seven Days
Make-up – POEMA – POE Hunt 2017 Gift (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Peace (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Bodysuit – Avenge – Tropical Summer Swimsuit in Black

Sim Location – Private Location

Astrids Signature


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Cotton Candy Sweet N’ Low

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Hello hello Fab Free’rs! Thanks for being here. I’m excited to share more of the fantastic gifts available at FaMeshed and the coveted TRUTH group gift for the month of November.  Since I have several things I want to tell you about, I’ll keep this part short and sweet. I hope you love these great gifts as much as I do!

TRUTH the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

Several days ago TRUTH sent out the group gift for November. Though it was a little late coming, the gift was well worth the wait. It’s also worth the one time join fee of 350 linden for the TRUTH VIP group. Each month a new group gift is sent out through the TRUTH VIP group. This long style is called Ginevra, and it is a fatpack. In addition to all the color huds, there are 2 versions of the hairstyle; One with the headband and one without. The gift also contains a style hud for both versions that lets you pick between 4 style variations, and 2 bang syles.  Additionally you can adjust for larger chest sizes. Needless to say, if you haven’t joined the TRUTH VIP group yet, you should!

Cotton Candy

Completely FaMeshed

Now, you may recall I showed the FaMeshed gift from Vinyl in my last post. Now I’ve picked 3 more to share with you. First, the top and matching pants are the FREE group gift at FaMeshed from COCO. I love the little details of this set, like the un-tucked side of the tank top.  You could also wear the top or pants separately.

Mesh Outfit Sizes Included: Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara

Next up, the snowflake earrings by RealEvil Industries are gorgeous. You’ll find them FREE (just wear your FaMeshed tag) under the Christmas Tree at FaMeshed. There’s nothing about them I don’t like. They even have the added detail of looking like real earrings in the back. The little gold snowflakes with the diamond chip in the center are beautiful on. They are the sort of jewelry that can be worn with casual attire as well as formal.

Finally, I think the FREE necklace gift from Cae at FaMeshed is so cute for the holiday season. The gift includes a short and a long version of the same necklace. I wore both in the photo to show the difference in the lengths. The necklaces are sizable and include a hud for changing the metal of the jewelry, the color of the gemstone, and the wording on the little medallion. The medallion can say either “Naughty” or “Nice” I think I’m a bit of both, so I chose to wear one of each!

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – TRUTH VIP November – Ginevra – FREE Group Gift/Group is 350L to Join 

Skin – Essences – Digby

Head – CATWA Unisex HEAD Pink

Eyes –  IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Earrings – RealEvil Industries – **RE** Snowflake Earrings – FREE Group Gift @FaMeshed /Group is FREE to Join 

Necklace – Cae :: Trinket – Naughty/Nice :: Necklace – FREE Group Gift @FaMeshed /Group is FREE to Join 

TattoosLetis Tattoo :: The third eye :: MM17009 ::

Outfit – *COCO*_Gift_JoggerPants(LightBlue)+TankTop – FREE Group Gift @FaMeshed /Group is FREE to Join 

Shoes – ::ROC:: Canvas Sneaker! Tiptoe

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

*Poses by Signature Poses

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With Just a Little Bit of Pixie Dust

A Little Bit of Pixie Dust

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I finished unpacking our prizes from the Pixies of Snow Hunt (you can read more about our adventure {HERE}), and discovered this exotic Neva skin from Stargazer Creations.  With cool blue and lavender tones swirled across a lighter blue base, this fantasy-themed skin would be ideal for role play.  I really was impressed by the quality of this free skin, and although it’s not my typical SL look, I really wanted to feature it in a blog post.  The prize box includes a skin layer for classic avatars and an Omega Advanced Applier, which allowed me to easily add the skin to both my Maitreya Lara body and Catwa head.  My picture really doesn’t do justice to Neva’s gorgeous tones and swirls of colors.  If you are planning to do some magical role play, and would like a free skin to start you on your journey, this free hunt gift from Stargazer Creations might be just what you need!  Ripley and I were able to complete the hunt in under an hour, so it won’t cost you a single Linden dollar and just a slight investment of time.

We’re off to find someone in need of a sprinkling of pixie dust.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Skin Applier:  Stargazer Creations Neva (free prize in the Pixies of Snow Hunt0L)

Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Storm

Hair: RunAway Hair Nymph

Outfit:  EverEve Complete Fantasy Outfit (120L on the Marketplace)

Diadem:  *RaMp* Aniron (99L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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Good Golly Miss Mollie

Hello Winter
Hello Hello Fab Free’rs! I feel like this has been the longest week of all the long weeks! lol It’s probably just me though. Thankfully I always have Fab Free to “come home” to. I also get the best kind of retail therapy, free! One of the things I love about this time of year in Second Life is the abundance of gifts, and of course my ability to share them with you.

Besom

I love this cute casual hairstyle from Besom.  It’s that style you wear when you are too lazy to get out of your comfy sweats but you still wanna look cute. ha! It’s also their most recent FREE group gift. This awesome gift is a fatpack, which of course means you get all the currently available color packs Besom offers. To get your copy of this hairstyle gift, head over to Besom and join the in world group. There is a one time join fee of just 25 linden.

FaMeshed

I know I have talked about how laggy I am these days, well I decided to cross my fingers and hope my little laptop would bravely allow me to navigate the current round of FaMeshed.  By the grace of the technology gods it worked, and thankfully I didn’t have to navigate far. There are lots of FREE holiday gifts at FaMeshed stacked up under the Christmas tree very near the landing point. One of the gifts I picked up is this super cute cropped hoodie by Vinyl. I couldn’t say a bad thing about this top if I wanted to. Everything about it is well made, and I love the wording on the front. The top reads ” Hello Winter” in a simple font with a little bit of gold embellishment. You will need to wear the FaMeshed group tag to get this FREE gift and the many others. The FaMeshed group is FREE to join at this time.

Mesh Sizes Included: Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus)

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – *Besom~ Mollie *All* – FREE Group Gift/Group is 25L to Join

Head – CATWA Unisex HEAD Pink

Skin –   [theSkinnery] Maddie (Catwa Applier) – champagne

Hoodie – Vinyl – Malcolm Hoodie Fameshed Gift – FREE Group Gift/FaMeshed Group is FREE to Join * Currently at FaMeshed

Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

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

*Pose by  Signature Poses

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Shopping in Style

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Phew! I decided to start my holiday shopping early… as in before waiting until Christmas Eve like I usually do. It was cold out so I bundled up and headed out with my purse in hand to check out the local shops. Always shop local I say! I love the deals you can get at the Mom & Pop stores. You just can’t beat hometown pride. I took a moment to rest on a park bench though because I’m looking for the perfect gift for a special friend and I just haven’t found it yet…

Shopping in Style

You can shop in style too! I picked up my coat dress with its matching handbag for free as part of the POE hunt from Glitterati. The dress has a classic look with a great nubbly texture that is very realistic. You’ll get classic mesh sizes XS – L with an alpha layer if you need it. I’m wearing the Maitreya body and had no problem fitting it with a medium and using my alpha system to cover up anything I needed to. It’s stylish and I love the embossed tan leather handbag that you get with it! All for free!

Keeping my Legs Warm

I needed something to keep my legs warm in cold air while I was shopping, so I checked the marketplace and found these beige leggings by Mette’s. They matched perfectly, came in appliers for Maitreya and Omega, and were only 25L! Now that’s a deal! It will leave me plenty of leftover spending money to buy a gift for my special friend.

Well, break’s over! Back to shopping! Have a great day FabFree Readers!

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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
Hair – Catwa – Flora
Coat Dress & Handbag – Glitterati – POE 10 Winter Coat (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Leggings – Mette’s – Leggings Dark Tan (25L on the Marketplace)
Boots – Belle Epoque – Boots past gg, no longer available

Sim Location – Baja Norte

Astrids Signature


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Nothing will stop me now!

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“In New York there is always something to look at, but it is all infinitely more interesting through a window in the backseat of a limousine.”
― Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things

I had my trunks packed, and I was ready to see the world. New York was just the start. You know how it is… these years… everyone says the 1920’s are just the beginning. Let a woman drink and smoke and the world comes to an end. Now we are independent, you see, and I’m going wear what I want, and do what I want, and…

Nothing will stop me now!

That’s because Silvan Moon Designs has me covered with a great group gift. When I picked up my POE gift from Silvan Moon Designs that I showed you {here} I noticed that they had out a gorgeous flapper dress as their group gift. The group is 500L to join, but the fantastic gifts make it well worth the fee.

The beads around the bottom are separate and the dress can be worn with or without them, and you also get the modifiable headband. Just a bit of editing, and the headband fit over my hair like a charm. Hurry before this dress is replaced with the next group gift!

Dress sizes available:

  • Fitmesh XS – M
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink
  • Freya – Skinny & Curvy

Now where should I head to next… Paris anyone?

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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
Hair – elikatira – Youth
Dress & Headband – Silvan Moon Designs – Ain’t Misbehavin’ Dress Set in Jade (Free Group Gift/500L to Join Group)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Ralu Sandals

Sim Location – 1920’s New York

Astrids Signature


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Relax… and visit a friend.

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Visiting a Friend!

This is a good time of year for catching up with friends. I was visiting a friend’s house this morning and I fell in love with some furniture he had out… this room divider and table. It turned out that he got it as a free group gift for the L’Homme Readers Group. Well I was all excited and wanted the gift for myself!

A trip to get my own…

So we took a trip to UnKindness, my friend kindly escorted me, and I picked up the free UnKindness Bamboo Hall Set for myself. It does come with decor but I like it just topped with a plant myself. I did include a vendor advertisement picture at the bottom of this post so you can see everything that is included in this great free gift. All the pieces are just 1 prim each so this is very low land impact and practical for setting out!

A new sweater too!

After seeing Love and Carson sporting their matching sweaters in their blog post {here} my friend and I decided we wanted those exact same sweaters. So we took a teleport to NUTS Inc to pick up the free POE Hunt prize there so we had something to lounge about the house in. We were pleasantly surprised to see that there were matching ladies and men’s group gift sweaters out at the store too that were just as nice! The NUTS Inc group is only 5L to join and if you take your fella along, you can both have a matching sweater like the one I’m wearing in the picture above. I really like the classic colors and warm feel.

Sweater sizes available:

  • Classic Mesh XXS – L with Alpha
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

 

VENDOR ART- NOT MY WORK

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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
Hair – Catwa – Zoey
Sweater – NUTS Inc – GG Hazel Sweater (Free Group Gift/Group is 5L to Join)
Jeans – Fishy Strawberry – Moto Jeggings Ombre
Boots – Reign – Captive Booties in Cocoa

And Stuff…

Divider & Table – UnKindness – Bamboo Hall Set (Free L’Homme Readers Gift/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Private

Astrids Signature