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Carson – OUT!

Carson - OUT!

Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outerwear: Egoisme – Urban Warrior – Beware Hoodie (Group Gift FREE 0L/ 0L to join)
Pants: Egoisme – Flowers Jeans (Group Gift FREE 0L/ 0L to join)
Shoes: Prey – Men’s Docs (Group Gift FREE 0L/ 0L to join)
Accessory: [ AS.pix. EL ] – Black Microphone (on Marketplace 5L)

Pose: ProPose – Adam 8

Sim: Elysium City of Templemore

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How Do I Find Dollarbies on Marketplace?

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Hey there Fabulous Readers! Sometimes I find myself scanning the dollarbies on marketplace when I have a few spare minutes, because I think at times these goodies get missed in the shuffle of all of the feeds and group news and such.  I find it’s a great way to get in a little harmless pixel shopping when I can’t get inworld too!  I just fill up my cart and when I get inworld, I check out so that nothing is a miss delivery.

How to find dollarbies on marketplace:

First of all… Be careful when you are marketplace shopping, especially for things like hair and skin.  Unfortunately there are a lot of copybotters out there, and Marketplace is their jam.  It is very important that we support the original content maker, and not the person trying to benefit from someone else’s work.

There may be a better way to do this, and if anyone has any positive suggestions or tricks on how to narrow down the search, please feel free to comment, but what I do is this…

  1. Open up Second Life Marketplace.
  2. Click on the category you are wanting to explore on the left hand side.  In my case usually it’s Apparel -> Womens
  3. Scroll down to the price category on the left hand side and enter min – 1  x max – 10 and click “refine search”.

This will bring up all items that are priced in your category of choice, priced between 1-10L.  Unfortunately it does include a lot of demos, but not as many as if you select a price category of 0-10!

To make things a little easier to view, I also do the following:

  • Select items per page 96, so I don’t have to “next page” so much.
  • Select sort by Age: Newest First, which will bring up items that have been newly listed first.
  • ETA: Entering “NOT demo” into the search box will remove the demos from your listing – Tip courtesy of Brinlea

Additionally, typing words like “promo”, “gift”, and “free” into the search box will also narrow your quest for dollarbies down!

My Marketplace score of the day:

My favourite marketplace dollarbie find for today is the Eyk Tunic Dress in red by Sun*Love as shown on my avatar.   This summer chic design could be worn as a short dress as I have done, or as a blouse.  Either way you decide to wear it, you’ll be stylin!  At just 5 little lindens, it comes in mesh sizes XXS-L and includes an alpha layer.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  No.Match  No Ordinary
Dress – Sun*Love – Eyk Tunic Dress Red *GIFT* (5L / marketplace)
Glasses – Glam Affair Romantic Girl Glasses (tinted)
Shoes – Pure Poison Chloe Sneakers (featured @ Kustom9)
Pose by LW Poses
Sim – Vintage Style

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Let’s Go Lil’ Slugger

Lil' Slugger
With the sun still shining on the way home from work (HORRAY FOR LONGER DAYS!), he was itching to throw a few balls outside and enjoy the sun. I was just getting dinner started, when he came in to the kitchen.  “Let’s go Lil’ Slugger!” he said, passing the baseball back and forth between his hand and the glove making a thunking sound as it hit the leather.  I turned to respond “I have to start di…” but he cut me off with “Don’t worry, baby!  I’ll go easy on you.”. I stopped  mid-chop because that was all I needed to hear.  I grabbed one of his caps off the coat rack, laced up my shoes and followed behind him to the yard.

Heading Out

We stopped at the open part of the yard and he went on and on the whole way out trying to teach me how to hit the ball. “Keep your head up, legs bent, eyes on the ball and full swing.”.  I looked at him out of the corner of my eye, and waited for him to stop talking and start throwing the ball.  He finally moved back into his pitching position, while I dug my feet in, wiggled my butt and did a couple practice swings.  He called from about 10 feet away “See honey?  Nice and close. Ready?”.  “PFFT, MOVE BACK!” I responded, turning my cap backwards.  He laughed, admiring my confidence but agreed and moved back a little more to play along.  I did tell him he should move back a little more again.. WAY more, but he laughed it off and took his place.

Up To Bat

He threw the ball…  “THWAK!!” went the bat as I hit the ball, and watched it fly over his head, over the fence, and into the pasture.  He blinked his eyes and just looked at me as I straightened my mini dress. “I told you to move back.” I said with a shrug and a smile.

Mini Dress For Success

Speaking of mini dress…  This sweet Tank Dress in Lemon is available as a free group gift at BlackRose with a free group join.  It’s quite similar to the FabFree group gift dress that was shown by Kathryn [HERE], so if you like this one, make sure you grab that one too!

Sizes Available:

  • Mesh in XXS –  L  + alpha
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Belleza Isis, Freya, Venus

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Austen
Dress –  BlackRose Tank Dress Lemon (Easter Gift) (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Friday Dottie
Pose – BellePoses Baseball Girl (75L / marketplace)
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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Don’t Forget The Sunblock

Snapshot_001Hey Fabulouses!  He and I decided to turn it all off for a little beach R&R.  Turn off the IMs, turn off the group chats, turn off the constant blog project in process, and thoughts of future blog projects.  Ahhh….  silence…  just the two of us and a big sandy beach.

Beach Bliss

The sweet scent of coconut sunblock filled the air and the warm sun shone down on us as a misty breeze blew through the palms refreshingly.  For just a minute there wasn’t a distraction in the world that could take me away from the bliss.  I turned to smile at him, and out of the corner of my eye… I spotted an awesome His & Hers Towel Rack behind us.  Wait what? Is that a group gift?!  Turns out, I can’t turn it off for very long after all.  It’s a good thing he was happy to sit there with  me long enough to get a photo!

His & Hers

In the New Releases area at Shutter Field you’ll find the His & Hers Beach Towel Rack as shown in my photo.  The rack includes the folded blanket, sunblock and hanging his and hers towels all with a land impact of just 4.  This piece is copy/mod so you can rez multiple copies and modify it a little if you need to.  I should also mention that there is a His & His Beach Towel Rack out as a free group  gift too.  This group is just 20L to join.

Getting Sandy

This beautiful couple’s pose by Just Posing is called “Sandy” and is available for just 1L on marketplace.

Furnishing – Shutter Field Beach Towel Rack His & Hers (free group gift / 0L / 20L to join)

Pose – Just Posing July Group Gift {Sandy} (1L – marketplace)

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Taking A Moment

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Well hey there FabFree!  I want to start this post off by taking a moment to say thank you to those that send in freebie tips.  I know we don’t always have time to blog everything that we are told about, but we really do appreciate the heads up!  Even us Fabulously Free in SL Bloggers who have years of experience searching these things out, struggle some days to find something to show off!  Of course there is no shortage of freebies and affordable finds in Second Life any day of the week, but sometimes it takes just the right item to inspire us to put pen to paper.

Isn’t it Ironic?

Ok, so there is no real irony here, but…  Fab Reader “Ironic”, contacted me yesterday to let me know about a sweet 10L outfit that is compatible with a ton of different bodies and as soon as I put it on, I knew I needed to share the news.

The Blush Jeans and Tank outfit in Rose Floral is priced at the promotional price of 10L right now in the Poised Marketplace Store.  It all goes on easy in one click as the pants and the tucked top are “stuck together”.

Body Compatibility & Size Availability

  • XS – XL Mesh (top)
  • XS – XL Fitmesh (top)
  • Maitreya Lara Mesh Body (top and pants)
  • Belleza Mesh Body – Isis, Venus, Freya (top and pants)
  • Slink Mesh Body – Physique, Hourglass (top and pants)

Thank you Ironic!!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Elua Mao (free group gift / 0L / 150L to join)
Outfit – ::Poised:: Blush – Jeans & Tank – Rose Floral – PROMO (10L / marketplace)
Shoes – Friday Darcy Flats
Pose by LW Poses
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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Wish You Were Here…

Wish you were here

…. at The Wash Cart Sale

It’s that time again to head down to The Wash and find some great inexpensive deals.  I’ll be showing many items over the next several days and I’ll start off by wearing one look I found at the Rispetto Designs cart.  I combined the Gregory Mesh Shirt and the Klint Mesh Washed Bleached Blue Jeans for a super casual look. Each piece is just $10L… not a bad find for the money.

Just a drop in the bucket

Before the Cart Sale opened I was out on a World Tour… the World Tour Hunt, that is… and found a Wishing Well at Khargo. The well also includes all the landscaping behind me (wall not included) and only has a Land Impact of 10. This hunt gift cost just $2L to pick up. Every good well needs a bucket and I found just the right one.  The Holdable Water Bucket was found on the Marketplace by Arsia’s Gorean Delights for only $25L.

All the great deals at the Wash Cart Sale is just a drop in the bucket to look fabulous! The Cart Sale runs from March 29th – April 12th.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: Rispetto Designs -Gregory Mesh Shirt @ the Wash Cart Sale $10L
Pants: Rispetto Designs – Klint MESH Jeans – Washed Bleach Blue @ the Wash Cart Sale $10L
Accessory: Arisa’s Gorean Delights – Holdable Wather Bucket  on Marketplace $25L

Outdoor Decor: Khargo – Wishing Well (World Tour Hunt $2L)

Pose: GlamRus – Philly on Marketplace $1L

Sim: Private

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Easter’s On It’s Way!

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Hi there Fabulouses! Now that spring has sprung and the day of the big bunny just around the corner, Carson and I thought it might be fun to hippity hop onto the blog and show you a couple Easter themed gifts to help you prepare for the season on a budget!

All Your Eggs In One Basket

The Rajun Cajun has a free Easter group gift for it’s inworld VIPs that includes the Happy Easter Bunny Ears that include a texture change HUD as well as Happy Easter Tees for ladies and men!  The Rajun Cajun group is free to join and you’ll find these gifts in green eggs in a basket near the teleport landing point.  Fitmesh (including alpha layer) and a ton of mesh body sizes are offered, so whatever body you have on, these should work!

Easter Wishes On A Linden

This fun Happy Easter Bunny Pose is just 1L at a promotional price on marketplace in the Moonlight Poses Store.  This item has a land impact of 6, holds two avatars and is fully adjustable.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Lisette
Shirt – The Rajun Cajun Happy Easter Ladies Tee (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Jeans – Blueberry Mia
Ears – The Rajun Cajun Happy Easter Bunny Ears GG (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body – ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head – Catwa – Daniel
Head Applier – Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier – Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt – The Rajun Cajun Happy Easter Mens Tee (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Jeans – A&D Clothing – James Jeans
Ears – The Rajun Cajun Happy Easter Bunny Ears GG (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

The Stuff…

Pose  – Moonlight Poses – Promo 2 – 1L Happy Easter Bunny (1L / marketplace)
Sim  – Luane’s Magical World

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Anything But Lazy Daisy

Snapshot_003Hello there Fabulous Friends!  I am all lazy daisied up today…  with my new Daisy Top, my Daisy Hair, my Daisy Necklace and my dog… that I have named “Daisy”, although she is very much anything but lazy!  In fact, most days she is darn hard to keep up with.

A Little Daisy Will Do It

What inspired my lazy daisy look today was this super cute top by MOoH! that you can pick up as a free Third Life group gift at the MOoH! mainstore.  The Daisy Top comes in a large range of sizes and also includes a texture change hud that allows for three different daisy textures.  I am including the vendor ad below so you can see the options.

Daisy top

The Third Life Group is 10L to join, however there’s a load of free gifts to pick up, so it’s well worth the fee.

Size Availability & Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh XS-L + Alpha Layer
  • Fitmesh XS-L
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

On a Bottom Note…

If you like the flared Josie Jeans I am wearing, you can pick them up at this round of The Designer Circle in a wide range of colours for just 125L per pack.  If you still happen to have your 150L group credit kicking around, you can use it there too and bring your price down to free!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eye Makeup – Pink Acid Catwa Roxanne Black N White Eyeshadow (1L / marketplace)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Entwined Daisy (free group gift / 0L / free to join) – Previously Blogged by Astrid [HERE]
Shirt – MOoH! Daisy Top (free Third Life Group Gift / 0L / 10L to join)
Jeans – MOoH! Josie Jeans (featured @ The Designer Circle)
Choker – Black Bantam Daisys Everywhere
Bench w/ pose – Bee Designs Rose Garden Bench
Puppy – JIAN Lively Lab (50L per play / instore gacha)
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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Wiggling My Fingers

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Hey there Fabulouses!  On March 8th, Slink announced that they had updated their mesh hands in the redelivery system to Bento for FREE for those that have already purchased their slink hands.  My IM box was lighting up like crazy with the news, and the notecards were flying in… Yet I put off going to pick up the free update worrying that it would be confusing, have some kind of costly catch and be time consuming to set up.

Procrastination

I went on with my week as per usual, all the while thinking…  “I should just go get them, and figure it out“, but it wasn’t until last weekend when there was some fun chat going on in the Fabulously Free in SL group about these new hands!  Fab member Brinlea cracked me up when she mentioned that she was so excited about her new Slink Dynamic Hands, that she was logging in just to watch them move around.  News of this inspired me to head down there and pick them up!

Boy was I surprised to find out that:

    1. They were easy to figure out.
    2. No purchase of new skin appliers was necessary as I could use the slink appliers I already had to match up to  my skins.
    3. There are plenty of affordable bento animations and poses available to make your hands move.
    4. It comes with basic poses, and nail add-ons.

See for yourself!

I made a couple of quick little GIF snaps of my avatar wearing the Slink Dynamic Hands with a Bento Animation so that you can see how the new hands have movement.  SO COOL! You’ll be logging in like Brinlea and I to watch your hands move too…

Wiggling My Fingers

 

 

Wiggling My Fingers

What’s “Bento” ?

Here’s how Jeremy Linden explains what bento actually is…  https://community.secondlife.com/knowledgebase/english/enhanced-skeleton-project-bento-r773/

More information can be found on the Slink Blog – https://slinkstyle.com/2017/03/08/slink-dynamic-hands-aka-project-bento-comes-to-slink/

In closing…

In closing, I did want to mention that if you picked up the free update right away when it was released, that you should go back and make sure you have Version 1.3 as they fixed a couple bugs.  You should also know that you’ll need to be on a Bento compatible viewer to see the movement.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Mesh Hands – Slink AvEnhance Dynamic Hands (Update to Bento is free upon redelivery if you have already purchased the mesh hands!)
Hair – TRUTH Delaney
Shirt – Blueberry Loli (featured @ Collabor88)
Pants – Blueberry Gracie
Video Animation – Oracul Animation Blue Berry
Photo Pose – Foxcity Hypose Bento Pose (1L / marketplace)

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A day at home

A day at home

Homebody

It’s the middle of the week and I’ve put adventuring on hold for a little bit to take a look at all the free gifts and dollarbies that have been collected over the past several days. With events such as the Vintage Gacha Fair and Liaison Collaborative’s Birthday round, not to mention fun hunts such as the Into the Blue Hunt and great deals on the Marketplace, my loot bag has been filled to the brim.  This casual (finally!) look today was pulled from all of the above and here are the details top to toe;

Let your hair down

Today’s hairstyle is called No Diva, a free gift that’s been generously set out by no.match at their Liaison Collaborative booth. While I’ve heard whispers of the no.match brand before (isn’t Carson’s celebrated new do’ from that store?) I’ve not yet had a chance to try out their products. As the old adage goes, there’s no time like the present and suffice to say I was very gleeful when I tried this hairstyle on for size. To be honest, it was really off to a promising start when I saw that the prize prim was labeled as ‘unicorn’ and guessed that I was in for some really wild and special colors. The multicolored shades go hand in hand with the lovely over the shoulder swirl of the No Diva hairstyle. If red and rainbow tones don’t suit your taste, however, the gift package contains a hud which lets you choose from twelve different color sets.  Other contents of the gift package include:

  • No Diva hairstyle in two different sizes
  • Alpha layer
  • Package containing tattoo hairbases for classic avatars
  • Package containing applier hairbases for mesh heads (TMP, Lelutka, Catwa – Jessica, Omega)
  • Face moles tattoo layer

The birthday round of the Liaison Collaborative closes its doors on the 30th of this month so go and snag this sweet hairstyle before then. Also, Serena’s made a lovely post of some of the other free gifts available at the Liaison Collaborative so get your hands on those too!

To the Market(place) we’ll go

Personally, I’ve found that one of the best times to visit the Marketplace is when I’m stalking Lucky Letter boards/chairs/balloons. While attempting to multitask might make me miss my letter or that magical wildcard round, sometimes it’s worth it when you find a store like !gO! which offer up a plenty of varied dollarbies for sale. One of the first of said dollarbies to catch my eye, thanks to its pretty orange shade, was the Nico shirt. This spaghetti strap top is certainly Spring and Summer-ready and comes in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) with two nifty alpha layers to help with the fitting. The alpha layers are split according to size with sizes XXS-M sharing one alpha layer and the L size with a larger one.  As mentioned the !gO! store boasts several different dollarbies so if you love clothing in the Boho or Vintage style, spend some time taking a look around.

Speaking of Vintage

While I’ve talked about Faida’s Vintage Gacha Fair gacha offering in my last post, I thought that the free gift that they’ve kindly put out at their stall deserved a mention as well. I’m always looking for a good pair of pants and the steamy leather pack certainly fit the bill nicely. While capris can be a rather iffy subject (we all have that one style of clothing that’s pretty low on our list right?) for me, I did like how these ended in soft tiered fabric. Not only did it add a nice feminine touch to the outfit, it also provided a dash of patterns (tatarn) to what would have otherwise been an outfit comprised of only solid colors. The steamy leather capris come in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) with an alpha layer also included in the gift package. These capris are one of two gifts at Faida’s stalls and let’s just say the other is really great if you roleplay. The Vintage Gacha Fair ends on the 19th so that means it’s only a couple of days more for you to scoop up gifts and play some great gacha machines.

Hunting for shoes

In lieu of pink sneakers, pretty and well made blue ones will do just fine. When I saw the ad for Madison keds by Wicked on my flickr feed, I knew I had to have them for my growing and growing and growing collection. It was pretty exciting to realize that these sneakers would be available for just 1L for the Into the Blue Hunt and you’ll get not one but two different pairs in the prize package. I’m wearing the jeans version in the picture above and while the shot doesn’t do the pair justice there are pretty scalloped flowers on the body of the sneakers. You don’t need mesh feet to slip into these sneakers as the prize comes along with an alpha layer and shoe base. The Madison keds themselves have a resize scrip in them for easy fitting and permissions are set to copy so you can make backups. The Into the Blue hunt is ending on the 29th of this month so get out your nets and hut out your blue butterflies by then and while you’re at Wicked slap their no group needed mini mania. They have lucky chairs too!

And that’s a wrap. The chores are done and all of the animals look like they’re going behave (for now) all that’s left is convincing Damon over here that Halloween is not for several months. Someone tell him that his puppy face is not enough for people to give him candy out of season; please? Oh and before I leave, here’s a closer look at the Madison keds to give you a better idea of the design on them and a look into the other pair that you’re in store for should you decide to hunt these out at Wicked.

WICKED * Madison - Keds (Cougar & Jeans)

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Daisey (Past Gacha)
Hair – no.match No Diva (0L @ The Liaison Collaborative)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (past free gift)
Top – !gO! Nico Shirt (1L on the Marketplace)
Capris – Faida Steamy Leather Pack (0L @ The Vintage Gacha Fair)
Shoes – Wicked Madison keds (1L/Into the Blue Hunt Prize)
Pet – Jian Hall0w-Inu Companion Red (Instore Gacha/50L per pull)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim: Private

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