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Miss Mermaid


Mermaid

Down in the depths of the ocean! Or perhaps just under the water at Mermaid Cove, that’s where I found this fun mermaid gacha by NYNE that I am excited to share with you. I also picked up a free group gift by Sweet Thing, and a free gift by Shiny Stuffs while swimming through the underwater shopping at Mermaid Cove.

NYNE Miss Mermaid Gacha

Mermaid Cove is definitely a cool shopping event, well worth the visit just to see all the fanciful underwater scenery. For this mermaid themed event NYNE put out a colorful mermaid themed gacha that is just 69 linden per pull. **Please be sure that if you play this gacha you play for the size/fit you want.** I played the Slink Hourglass option so my mermaid tail and starfish would fit my Slink Hourglass body. The rare tale comes with mermaid animations that seemed to work when walking, but better when flying. I’ll include a gacha key for this Mermaid Cove gacha by NYNE below.

[NYNE] Miss Mermaid Gacha - Key

The Shell Necklace by Sweet Thing

Sweet Thing put out a cute shell necklace at Mermaid Cove that is free to all Sweet Thing group members. The Sweet Thing group is also free to join at this time. The necklace includes a color change hud with a few preset colors for the ribbon and some for the shell also. It’s the perfect mermaid accessory! To get yours head over to the Sweet Thing stall at Mermaid Cove and click the gift vendor while wearing your Sweet Thing group tag.

The Bubbles by Shiny Stuffs 

Shiny Stuffs helped make my day with their fun bubbles they have for free at Mermaid Cove. There’s no group needed, just find the Shiny Stuffs stall at Mermaid Cove and enjoy the bubbles. This free gift includes a version with a glow and without.

What Pru’s Wearing:

  • Hair – Tableau Vivant // Tempest hair [v.6] – Browns
    Head – Catwa Koura
    Skin – The Skinnery – Bria
    Necklace – Sweet Thing. Mermaid Song Necklace – Free Group Gift/Sweet Thing Group is Free to Join @Mermaid Cove
    Body – Slink Hourglass
    Bubbles – ~Shiny Stuffs~ Mermaid Bubbles – Free Gift @Mermaid Cove

NYNE – Miss Mermaid Gacha – 69L per play @Mermaid Cove

  • Starfish – [NYNE] Miss Mermaid – Starfish – Slink HG – 02
    Tail – [NYNE] Miss Mermaid – Mermaid Tail – Slink – 03 – RARE

Pose by Signature Poses – 1L (Marketplace Only)
Photo taken at Forest of Mystical Dreams

 


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The Last Siren Song

The Last Siren Song
Well Fab Free’rs, we have officially made it into autumn. The hot summer nights have begun to give way to balmy afternoons and cool crisp evenings. Truly it is the end of mermaid season in the Western Hemisphere. I like to imagine all the sirens migrate to warmer waters this time of year.

What has me waxing poetic about mermaids in late September? This gorgeous shell bikini is a current free group gift at Beauty Factory. Also, the Beauty Factory group is free to join until September 25th. So do not wait to pick this up! There are additional previous group gifts also available.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza Freya, Slink Hourglass

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – Tableau Vivant \\ Summer Hairplay – Chinook – Natural dye
Skin – Essences
BikiniBeauty Factory – .BF. Serena Gift -Holographic/gold – Free Group Gift/ Group is Free to Join until Sept. 25th 
Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo
Body –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Rings – ^^Swallow^^ Maitreya Aphrodite Bento Rings
*Pose by An Lar
**Location – La Vie

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Splashing Around at the Beach

Splashing Around at the Beach

Hello FabFree!

Today I decided I need a beach day, so I decided to head over to Adele, in my new bathing suit that I picked up from Mermaid Cove and try out the texture change between dry and wet. Well, as I am exploring Salt from Salt and Pepper comes into group chat and says they have a new Group Gift out! Turns out it’s the cover-up for my new bathing suit, so I had to share it all with you!

The in-world Salt and Pepper group is $300L to join, but past gifts are also available in-store, you can see some past gift coverage {here}. The group gift and bathing suit react to SL water! When you walk into water or interact with other S&P Aquasense items, the texture will change to mermaid! I completely admit, I may have squealed a little when I first got into the water and my entire suit changed, but we won’t talk about that… Giggles. It’s like you have two-in-one! The HUD also offers your cover-up or suit to be mermaid or dry all the time. As well as allowing you to change the amount of seconds it takes for your outfit to dry, after entering the water and activating the interactive function!

The Sierra group gift is located inside the Salt and Pepper main store, on a huge billboard/poster, you can’t miss it! Just don’t forget to wear your group tag!!

Salt and Pepper- Sierra Sizing:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink- Hourglass
  • Belleza- Freya

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Nevi is Wearing:

Hair: Argrace– Chizuru
Head: Catwa– Tala Bento
Eyes: Euphoric– Clara Eyes Applier [Catwa]
Eye Brows: L’Etre– Fierce Eyebrows
Make-Up: Izzie’s– Applier All The Colors Matte Lipstick Set [Catwa]
Nails: alme.– Love Kittens
Skins: L’Etre– Monica Skin [Buttermilk Tone] & L’Etre– Maitreya [Buttermilk Tone]
Body: Maitreya– Lara (Bento Hands and Feet included)
Bikini: Salt and Pepper– Arielle (Currently at Mermaid Cove)

Cover-Up: Salt and Pepper– Sierra ($0L/Group Gift/$300L to Join)

Sim: Adele
Pose: Paper Rabbit– Pose 57

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In the Cool of the Pool

In the Cool of the Pool
Hello again Fab Free’rs. I’m happy to see you. Truth be told I couldn’t think of a better way for this would be mermaid to spend the afternoon than floating in the cool of the pool under the shade of a palm tree. Speaking of mermaids, the Makeover Room gift from Entice is very mermaid-y. I know that’s not a word, but I couldn’t find a better way to describe this cute gift. Also, I found the perfect summery pink pout at Pout!. I went ahead and included the vendor ads for each of these free gifts so you can see the colors and options. Keep reading for the where and the how.

The Dress – Honestly, I’m not sure if this blue and purple gradient little dress with the pretty scalloped edges is a dress, a swimsuit cover, or what, but I like it a lot. Wear it how you please, this versatile gift is a free gift for Makeover Room group members. In addition to this pretty one-piece version, there is a two piece bikini style top and skirt version. Both are equally cute and equally revealing, especially the skirt. This free Makeover Room group gift from Entice comes in several sizes. To get yours head over to the Makeover Room and join the free-to-join Makeover Room group. The gift is waiting at the entrance to the event space.

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

The Pout – Where else but Pout! would have just the right pink lipstick applier?! Pout! has a lipstick applier set as their current group gift (there are past gifts also available for 1 linden). The free “Bubble pop” lipstick set has 5 lip colors in several applier options. The Pout! group is free to join at this time. You’ll find the Pout! group gift to the left as you enter the store.

Appliers Included: Catwa, Vista, Lelutka, LAQ
Under the Boardwalk - MAIN (1024)[POUT!] Bubble Pop Lipstick Head Ref KEY

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – +Spellbound+ Sunday // Natural Selection

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Skin –  Essences – Aura (Catwa & Omega)

Sunglasses kotte – gothic heart glasses – sea – Past Hunt Gift Originally Blogged Here

Lipstick – [POUT!] Bubble Pop Lipstick – Multi Appliers – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join

Dress – Entice – Under the Boardwalk – AquaGrad – Free Makeover Room Group Gift/Makeover Room Group is Free to Join

TattoosThe Ivory Rose – Fortune – Past Bodyfy GiftOriginally Blogged Here 

Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Pool Float w/Pose – {what next} Lazy Summer Floatie Set 2

Drink Float – {what next} Lazy Summer Drinks Floaties

Pool/Background – [ Focus Poses ] Pool Backdrop

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Siren of the Sea

Siren of the SeaKelpies

Hello There Fab Free’rs! Can you believe it’s the end of the week already?! I know I’m ready for the weekend. I’ve talked before about being drawn to the sea, about having a great love for the water. When I saw this kelpie jewelry set group gift at Vengeful Threads, I might have squealed with delight! Half fish half horse, these mythological creatures are a favorite of mine. What better excuse to fashion my pixel self into a benevolent siren of the sea. The Vengeful Threads group gift is FREE to all group members and the group is FREE to join at this time. The gift includes the gauged kelpie earrings and matching septum piercing.

Tresses Worthy of a Siren

Thanks to Astrid having posted about the Anniversary round of TWE12VE, I decided to check it out for myself. You can take a look at her post featuring a few gifts from the TWE12VE event here. Needless to say I am not at all disappointed in the gifts I picked up. Keeping with the number 12 theme, each vendor has a single gift set out for just 12 lindens. These long pastel locks are a TWE12VE event gift from Firelight Hair. This luscious long hair style from Firelight Hair comes in rigged and unrigged versions, as well as a fit for the bustier ladies. Additionally there is a single color hud with pastel color options.

Opalescent Claws

There is something mythological about the opalescent shimmer of the nail applier gift at TWE12VE by LIVIA. It is really beautiful in person. I can honestly say that even with my usual preference of dark polish, this is my new favorite manicure. The set from LIVIA will work for both fingernails and toenails. The all-in-one hud allows you to pick between 3 variations of this beautiful polish, or use all 3 of them at once. Like all the gifts at the TWE12VE event, this one is just 12 linden.

Appliers Included (all in 1 hud): Maitreya, Slink, Vista, Tuty, Omega

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Firelight Hair – FH – Axisia – 12L @TWE12VE
Skin – Essences – Nyx (Catwa & Omega) – Previously at Somber
Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Ears – ^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears
Brows – Just Magnetized – Perfect Eyebrows – set 02 for OMEGA & CATWA
Eye Makeup –  ~Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Mei Applier set – Currently @anyBody
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm
JewelryVengeful Threads – VENGE – Sept 2017 – Kelpie Set – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 
Nail Appliers – LIVIA::Stardust Nails – 12L @TWE12VE
Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Izzie’s

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Tropical Princess

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Hello Fabulouses! I am not sure if I am just being drawn to the shimmery mermaid scale textured items out there lately or if it’s a new fad and there is a ton out there, but I am LOVING it! Last week I found a sweet mermaid scale dress [SHOWN HERE], and this week I found this Tropical Princess Swimsuit with sea siren scales!

Shimmer and Bloom

The Tropical Princess Swimsuit is available as a free group gift at Irresistible Shop, and it’s FREE to join!  The complete suit comes in two pieces…  The applier suit, and the adjustable add-on flower attachments which you can choose to wear or not depending on your taste.  There is also a texture change HUD included so that you can change the texture of the ribbons and flowers.

Appliers Included:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza
  • Omega

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Hair –  Magika Take Flight
Swimsuit – Irresistible Shop Tropical Princess Bath Suit (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pose by Lyrium Poses
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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Water Nymph

Water Nymph
Hi There Fab Free I’ve got a Fabulous find to share with you on this Friday. One of the best things about Fridays in Second Life? Why Fifty Linden Fridays, of course! There are lots of great finds every Friday for just 50 lindens. This Friday has some awesome finds, one of which is this stunningly exotic skin from Plastik. You’ll actually find two Fifty Linden Friday sets at Plastik for 50 lindens each today only. One is an outfit set that includes 2 tops and a skirt. While the outfit is beautiful, I was so taken with the Special Edition skin that I just had to share it with you. This FLF offer is a pack that includes this amazing skin in a male and female version along with every applier Plastik makes for their skins, and of course classic system layers. You’ll also find mesh eyes, makeup layers, and nail appliers for both Slink and Maitreya in the package. I felt like a gorgeous creature in this highly detailed skin, and of course, since it’s summer I wanted to be near the water. Remember, this awesome deal is available today only for Fifty Linden Fridy, run! hehe I also included a copy of the vendor photo for the special FLF skin below so you can see both versions, there’s also a list of all appliers included.

For a little extra detail, I also included this beautiful FREE flower crown I found at Color Me Project from Indulge Temptation. I was hoping to play up the fantasy aspect of the skin from Plastik, and I think this detailed accessory did the job perfectly! This FREE gift is available at the Color Me Project landing point. You’ll need to join the Color Me Project group, which is FREE to Join. With this fabulous gift from Indulge Temptation you’ll get a hud that allows you to size the crown and adjust the color of the metal parts only. Color Me Project’s current round ends July 5th, so don’t wait!

Frecka Special Edition Skins FLF Main

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Tableau Vivant \\ Editorial \ Laying – Blacks+Whites – Past Gacha

SkinPlastik  :[P]:- Summer Markings Freckled Skin – 50L for Fifty Linden Friday

Head – CATWA HEAD Amy  *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Flower Crown – Indulge Temptation – !IT! – Triumph Crown 7 – FREE Group Gift @Color Me Project / Group is FREE to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

BikiniMon Cheri  *MC* Vegas Bikini – Copper –

*Pose by Indigo

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Siren Today

Siren Today 1

It’s been a while since I roleplayed my sexy siren! But I was inspired to bring her out of my inventory by a couple of beautiful 30L Saturday offerings today! If you stop by Whatz main-store, you can pick up the Ariel outfit in deep blue today for only 30L. It includes this mesh mermaid skirt in all the standard sizes, the starfish belt, and the starfish half-top. All the pieces are mesh and fit like a dream.

Siren Today 2

I wanted some pretty jewelry to compliment my look… all us water-folk love the shinies of course 😉

I found just what I wanted at Jinx. Now in the picture above I’m actually only wearing the jewelry from what is a full mesh outfit that you’ll get for your 30L! Since I’m only sporting the jewelry, I am showing you the vendor advertisement for the full outfit below. So my 30L for the jewelry, not only spiced up my Siren’s attire, but also scored me a beautiful and versatile second outfit! Win, win!

Jinx (DD) Chloe - Burnt Orange - Poster

Enjoy your Saturday! I’m off for a swim!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda – Limited Edition – Caffe Milk (050)
Eyes – Aii the Ugly & Beautiful – + Abyssal Eye Set – gold
Scales – :[Even~Tide]: – Dragon Scales – Gold
Hair – Exile – Moonlight Stroll
Outfit – [FAIDA] – Ariel Deep Blue (30L for the today only/30L Saturday Special)
Jewelry – Jinx (DD) – Chloe – Burnt Orange Outfit, Jewelry only shown on Astrid (30L for the today only/30L Saturday Special)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar (adult Sim)

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An Enchanted Oceane

The Enchantment Hunt drew me back again, as well as the chance to show off some fabulous goodies at two other stores. If your into cosplay or fantasy roleplay… this is your month to make away like a bandit — or mermaid as the case may be!

Enchanted Oceane [2]

I recently checked out the FREE Ball at Analog Dog and discovered it had been updated. There are a few new styles inside, including this great rigged mesh style called Lolly all for FREE. It comes in light reds with a color change hud and though you have to hunt for the nearly transparent bubble at the back of the sim, it’s well worth the search!

I also stopped by Oceane and played the in-store Gachas which had some really wonderful prizes for lovers of fantasy avatars! My Oceane Lauren Fantasy Skin in Blue was a 75L gacha prize and was just perfect for this underwater look — but don’t hesitate to check this one out even if blue is not your color, because the gacha had 19 total colors as possible prizes. It does not come with appliers, but don’t let that deter you. I usually have a difficult time matching skins without them, but was able to match this skin to my Slink hands within minutes because the shading near the wrists is made to blend so easily.

I also played the Oceane Fairytale Lips gacha and landed the Rainbow Rare hook line and sinker to add to my skin. Woot! It was only 50L per spin and added a nice touch to this fantasy skin.

And all mermaids have to eat, yes? If you peek at the picture below, my fun Swallow Yum Fishie (20 possible colors) was a 15L Gacha prize also from Oceane.

Enchanted Oceane [1]

And the Enchantment hunt continues, but only until September 5th, so be sure to make your final rounds to pick up the fabulous gifts before you miss out. In this post, I’m showcasing a few more for you! These two poses are the FREE hunt gifts from [Black Tulip] called Ariel. Astrid’s stunning mesh mermaid tail and bra are the FREE Enchantment gift from Mer-Chandise Cove.

You’ll have to look a little closer at the pictures to catch the final gifts I’m showing, but I’ve always been a firm believer that small details are what make an avatar stand out. My pink nose piercing (which comes with a color change hud offering over 20 color options as well as options to change glow, glossiness, and and brightness) is the FREE Enchantment Hunt Gift from Gaeline Creations.

If you take a swim by no.Match, you’ll be able to pick up this gorgeously detailed Mermaids Hairpin as their FREE offering for the Enchantment Hunt. And last (but certainly not least) Astrid’s mysterious, come-hither eyes are a FREE Enchantment Hunt gift from antielle. There are six generous color choices in the package, though I’m wearing the blue.

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Find your way to the Enchanted Oceane…

Skin – Oceane Lauren Fantasy skin Blue (75L Gacha Prize/in store Gacha)

Hair – Analog Dog – Lolly – Light Reds (0L Analog Dog Free Ball)

Eyes – antielle. Mermaid Eyes Blue (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Lipstick – Oceane Fairytale Lips Rainbow 6 RARE (50L Gacha Prize/in store Gacha)

Hands – SLink

Mermaid tail and Bra – Mer-Chandise Cove Forgotten Princess Bra and Forgotten Princess Tail (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Hair Jewelry – no.match Mermaids Hairpin (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Nose Piercing – Gaeline Creations Jewels Celeste Piercing (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Mouth Fishie – Oceane Swallow Yum Fishie (15L Gacha Prize/in store Gacha)

Poses by [Black Tulip] Poses – Ariel – (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Sim – Cave Rua Water Gardens – “Coral and seaweed mingle with these ruins, providing a haunting yet beautiful atmosphere to swim through. Look for the shipwrecks but don’t get stung by the jellyfish. Other reefs and attractions are also in the area.”

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The Draw to Enchantment

“Do you hear the call of the waves below?
Or the way the fishes move in the flow?
To Sea! To Sea! The Seagulls do caw.
From somewhere she answers…
She answers their call.
Can you see the foam layered on sand?
Or feel the way it creeps up your hand?
Her curls shine…Shine bright in the sun.
She smiles and dances…
She dances for fun.
She’s ready to share her treasure with you.
Though you’ll need to find it.
Before the others do.”
[Poem courtesy of the Enchantment Hunt]

The Draw of Enchantment [1]

I’ll be honest… I’m not one for hunts. (I’m one of those people who has a terrible time finding where I last left my glasses in real life, let alone finding a hunt item in SL!) But this Hunt drew me in the minute I saw the amazing line up of designers and the gorgeous gifts, and I knew I had to share it with you! Especially as every one of these hunt gifts are FREE. Just find the little purple shell, click it, and viola! You’ve found your prize!

The theme of the Enchantment Hunt is little mermaid. I found you a simply amazing mesh tail for only 50L at The Muses that works great with the mesh Maitreya Lara body (which is what I have) as well as system bodies (you can see the tail in the picture above.) The Muses sells their tail in two styles — Ianthe or Ondine and you can get either style in an amazing array of colors from either their Marketplace store or their in-world store. I admit to grabbing mine from the Marketplace simply for the convenience.

The shot above is also a great view of half of the gift you’ll find if you stop by .aisling. as you swim through this great hunt. Their gift composed of two parts: a pose and a prop. The picture above gives you a clear shot of the pose… the siren or mermaid reaching out to draw in her prey… the picture below gives you a good picture of the second half of .aisling’s. gift — a stunning dagger with an intricately detailed hilt for you to hold.

The Draw of Enchantment [2]

The Hunt includes 23 amazing stops — far too many for me to showcase in one post. But I tried to hit several to give you an idea of just how amazing these gifts really are. This skin by Lumae called Adore – Eione // Anemone (notice the amazing details with the scales on the skin?!) came with every applier imaginable, as well as different color brow options and was also part of the Hunt.

My tiara is an Enchantment Hunt gift courtesy of PurpleMoon Creations and when I stumbled upon it, I fell in love — not just with the detailing and style but with the thoughtfulness of the creator who added a color-change hud! There are 12 gem color options and 5 metal options!

My mesh pearls and sexy star seashell modesty breast covers are an Enchantment Hunt gift from [Glitzz] and just as generous as the other gifts as they included an easy to use resize script that made them easy to fit to my avatar’s shape. I loved that I did not have to modify my avatar to fit these items, but instead I could modify these items to fit my avatar.

Last but not least — it’s not a hunt item, but I found a fabulous gift from you from Alice Project! They have put out a promo on the marketplace as a FREE gift for customers called Summertime Sadness in a special set of Mini Medley colors. I chose this lovely pastel pink to complete my look, but there were lots of great colors on the hud. And as always, this mesh style from Alice project is just breathtaking!

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Find your own draw to the enchanted waters…

Skin – Lumae :: Adore – Eione // Anemone (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Hair – *Alice Project* Summertime Sadness (OL Marketplace Promo Gift)

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight

Hands – SLink

Mer Tail – The Muses. Ianthe – Ghost Mer Tail (50L on the Marketplace)

Necklace and Modesty Breast Covers – [Glitzz] Pearl Necklace and Star Sea Breast Jewelry (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Tiara – PurpleMoon Creations Aquaria Tiara with color change hud (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

Pose and Dagger – .aisling. Pacte Pose and Pacte Dagger (0L Enchantment Hunt Gift)

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