FabFree – Fabulously Free in SL

Simply Fabulous Free and Under L$75 Finds in Second Life – Since 2007


All I want for Christmas is… some free mesh bodies and heads!

Coming Soon to Fab Free

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Advent is my favourite time of the year in Second Life. In fact, I go a bit crazy with it! This year has been no letdown, and the amazing list compiled at Fab Free this year was incredible! Time to give our amazing blog organizer Aline a round of applause. *claps*. Make sure you check out those calendars and see if any of the past gifts are available before the 24th of December. The Fab Free December advent list is here.

Advent Calendar at Altamura

Today I will be sharing the incredible advent gifts by Altamura this year. The Altamura group is currently free to join for a limited time, which will give you access to their 12 days of Christmas gifts, sitting under the tree at the store, and two free mesh avatars. Joining the group will also give you access to group gifts that are located around the store (you have to search for them in each section of the store), and there is also a free male mesh head at the back of the store which is a current group gift.

Altamura is known for gifting free, full avatars that include a mesh body and head that are (usually) joined together. This advent, they are gifting two full mesh body and head combos for men and women. These bodies are fully BOM and bento and they can be used out of the box with few limitations. My friend Remus and I are showing off the full avatars above. They are beautiful! This is perfect if you need a new avatar or look for free. In each box, a full mesh head and body are included. The head and body are one piece so you cannot wear another head or body with each piece. Altamura bodies fit Altamura clothes, and you can often get the female avatar to fit other brands like Maitreya or Slink with the aid of alphas. I have heard that the male body fits Adam sized clothing nicely, but I have not tested that out. You will need to use alphas (see below) to wear non-Altamura clothes with these bodies. Altamura has a list of all the companies that make Altamura-sized clothing which is handy if you need help finding clothing for your new body.

One thing that’s important to know about these gift bodies is that they are fully BOM and because of this, they do not include a body hud. So, to add makeups, skins, and tattoos you must use BOM products. You can even use BOM eyes and nails. Any system eyes or nails will work with these bodies. As there is no body hud, you must use add alphas manually to your outfits. In order to alpha out sections of the body,  you will need a set of alphas (like the ones that are used when you have a classic avatar). I found two stores that have a good set of alphas out for free with no group join required:

  1. The first free alpha sets kit is at Little Black Dress. Just click the bag on the ground and the alphas are yours.
  2. Slink also has a set of free alphas out at their main store. Click the board that says “extra alpha layers”.

For the Ladies…

The free female body on offer is called “Movin’ On” and she is gorgeous. The ad below pictures what her head looks like up close. A truly beautiful avatar.

MOVINGon

In addition to giving out these wonderful bodies, there are more gifts under the Christmas tree at Altamura. The red BOM shirt I am wearing underneath my sweater and the sparkly heels are two of those free gifts. The heels are fitted for Altamura, Maitreya, and Slink bodies.

Goodies for the Guys!

I pulled in my friend Remus for the post today. Remus is sporting the Take My Way male avatar, which is also free. He is wearing 3 other free advent gifts from Altamura’s calendar, including the sweater and the scarf. The sweater is sized for Altamura bodies only and the scarf will fit any avatar. The jeans he is wearing are BOM/system pants which can be found for free in everyone’s library. Details are listed in the credits below.

TAKE MY WAY GIFT

Another awesome freebie that’s out for the guys at Altamura right now is the Akakor Mesh head. I am not sure how long this head will be available for free, so I wanted to mention it for all the guys out there. This head is BOM and Omega compatible and it can be worn with any other mesh body! Normally, Altamura heads go for 3-4, 000 L so this is a great deal! Snatch it up which you can, boys!

akakor-skin-gift-altamura

Free Unisex Hair!

Coming Soon to Fab Free

The last thing I wanted to mention is the gifts at the Firestorm Major Event. Remus is wearing the free unisex Jaime hairstyle by Firelight which is currently free to get at the event. This hair can be worn on a male or female avatar and it is completely free, no group join required. This freebie is out for a limited time, and there is also a free arctic ferret, and a free black panther you can grab at the event. I can not find when this event ends, but it will be very soon because this is a holiday-themed event. Go while you still can to get the gifts there.

I wanted to give special thanks to Orion Swansong and Ryan Schultz for helping me prepare for this post! These bodies were new to me and they helped me out greatly. You can read Ryan Schultz’s review of the Altamura advent gift bodies here.

Go snatch all these great gifts up before it’s too late!

xx

-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Body, Head, eyes, skin, and hair base– Altamura Movin’ On Fullbody Female BOM Avatar (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join)
Sweater & Pants– Ari-Pari Baby It’s Cold Sweatsuit (Exclusive at Winter Wonderland Market)
Shoes– Altamura Christmas Stilletos (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Hair– TRUTH Lela
Nails– SlackGirl Fly Bento Mesh Nails 

Remus is Wearing…

Body, Head, eyes, skin, and hair base–Altamura Take My Way Fullbody Male BOM Avatar (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Hair– Firelight Jaime Unisex Hair (Free at the Firestorm Major Event)
Sweater– Altamura Christmas Red Sweater- Altamura size (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Scarf– Altamura Coppola Scarf (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Pants– Male Student Jeans (Free in Second Life Library)
Boots–Altamura Christmas Red Boots 1 (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)

CarolineTag


2 Comments

Mesh Heads are all the Rage…

NEW HEAD: Cat Calm Generation series

If you’re in the market for a new mesh head, or perhaps your collection of heads is growing due to all the freebies and offers that have been on recently, then you’ll be happy to hear about the latest deal from Genesis Lab!  They’ve got another lovely head out at 99% discount for their group members.  Join their free group, then you’ll be able to buy this one for just 55L.  That’s an awesome deal as it usually goes for 5,500L.  Cheap as chips!

The new features of this head are listed as:

1. Shadow layer improved to HD.
2. Lips layer improved to 4K.
3. Support full omega and BOM for the classic avatar.
4. Added material editor HUD for all layers.
5. Added possibility of loading of customized skin with appliers mode.
6. Added reset function for restore to default changed parameters.
7. Improved color picker.
8. Added direct input of the color in the format RGB, HSL, and LSL.
9. Added voice mocap animations.
10. BOM button is located in the HUD material editor.

To get it, join the Genesis Lab group for free by copying and pasting this code into local chat:

secondlife:///app/group/f92affa5-abd8-7124-b9a5-f70669e58688/about

Then, head over to the store and buy the head for 55L.

Enjoy!

xox
Aline


2 Comments

Get a Mesh Head for Just 55L!

New release!

Oh goodness gracious Fab Free, I can barely keep up with all the awesome deals going on right now in SL.  If ever  you wanted to upgrade to Mesh, then this is the time to do it!  Genesis Labs have released a new head with a massive discount for group members…

Oh.  My.  Giddy.  Aunt.

So the Genesis Labs Group is currently free to join, and they have yet another MASSIVE discount on their newest release.  99% off the mesh head for group members makes it just 55L to buy (the regular price is 5,500L!).  The matching BOM skin is discounted to just 3L!  You’ll be looking fresh and renewed faster than you can say “Mesh me up!”.  (Is that a thing people say?  It really isn’t.)

Head on over to Genesis Labs today, because this deal is only on for 2 weeks!

xox
Aline


4 Comments

A Free, Full Bento Mesh Head from Genus Project!

Free Genus Strong Head

Hey Fab Free! I have the most exciting news to share with all of you! Genus Project is giving away a completely free Genus head! The head is a full bento, BOM head which is also compatible with Genus appliers and Omega appliers. I will be showing you how to get the head, some basics on how to get started and some free skins, makeup and eyes you can pair with the head successfully. For those of you who need a mesh head for the first time or wanted a Genus head, now is the time to jump at the opportunity!

How to get the Head

When I opened my SL notices this morning I was truly stunned and amazed that Genus Project has released a new free head as a gift. I ran to my computer and grabbed the head as soon as I could! It was super exciting and it made me happy. The head is a strand of Genus’ Strong Head type, so it is more mature looking.

Here are some easy steps on how to grab the head:

  1.  Join the Genus Project Free Group. Copy and paste this join group URI into your SL chat or nearby chat: secondlife:///app/group/b153906f-38dd-0dd6-d327-345bef9f446e/about
  2. Open up the Notices in the Group info tab
  3.  Scroll down to the notice called “Support from the Genus Project Team” and accept the attached object. The object is called “GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – Mocap”

You can also grab the head at the mainstore, although it will be packed and hard to get in. You can grab a free BOM activator HUD and some free skins at the store as well.

Skin Hunt at Insol

There is a Stay at Home/ Quarantine themed hunt going on at Insol right now, and they have some 1L Genus head appliers as some of the hunt prizes. I am wearing the Mila skin in the Milk skintone, one of the hunt prizes, and I also grabbed the free Insol body appliers while I was there. These hunt gifts will allow you to use appliers so you won’t even need to try BOM yet if you aren’t ready to. Each skin on the hunt is 1 L only, and the body appliers are free. The body appliers aren’t hunt items; just click the free body appliers near the entrance of the store.

Need some makeup for your new head?

I also added some Genus makeup onto the Strong head. I selected some basic ones that are good to start out with on the Marketplace. This everyday lip balm pack from Ottilie is currently on promotion for 1L, which includes genus appliers, BOM and other head appliers. I also found an  eyeshadow from Pout! which is available as a gift in their marketplace store called Vibez Eyshadow which is 1 L only as well.  These shadows come in some basic colours to start you out. To top it off, I purchased a pair of eyes from Myria for 1 L which contain Genus applier eyes in blue, green and brown.

Now we’re all set! I used my own custom shape, but there are also shapes for the head available for free at Jinx/Kumio’s mainstore and on the marketplace.

Have fun playing with your new free Genus head, Fab Free!

xx

-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Body

Hair – TRUTH Joy
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya
Mesh Head – Genus Project Strong Head Gift (Group Gift/ Free Group)
Head Applier- Insol Mila Milk Genus Head Applier (1 L/ Hunt Prize)
Body Applier-Insol Milk Body Applier (Free Gift)
Lipstick Applier- Ottilie Daily Lipbalm Pack (10 tones) (1L/ Marketplace Sale)
Eyeshadow Applier- POUT! Vibez Eyeshadow (1L/ Marketplace)
Eyes– Myria
(1L/ Marketplace)
Nails – Belleza Freya
Photo Location– Petite Mort & Oubliette- Witchwood

CarolineTag


7 Comments

Heads Up!

Heads Up

If you’ve been wanting to try out a bento mesh head… BUT haven’t wanted to spend the large amount of lindens that the new bento heads can cost? Boy do I have the deal for you! AK Creations is giving an anniversary gift not to be missed!

Heads up!

If you are a group member of AK Creations, you can buzz on down to the store and pick up your Lulu bento mesh head free with your group tag. If you’re not a member, join the group for 150L to get in on the deal. That’s a small fee for a bento mesh head.

The gift package includes:

  • The Lulu head in versions 2.5 and 2.6
  • An alpha
  • A set of mesh teeth
  • A bento shape (shown worn in the picture)
  • And Body appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink, and TMP (in a single box that you have to open… all the appliers are inside that one box).

I purchased an Omega relay for the AK head for just 99L off the marketplace (there is a link on the wall near the heads inside the store to take you directly to the marketplace link) and was able to then wear a skin I already had inside my inventory — one of my favorite Lumae skins that was Omega ready. It looks great with the AK bento head in my opinion!

Hurry and get your AK Creations group gift bento head while you can… and let the guys know too, because there is a guy’s version of the gift out for them as well!

***************

Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – [AK] Akeruka Creations – Lulu Bento Head Anniversary Gift (Free Group Gift/150L to Join Group)
Skin Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T4 – Fawn // Showgirl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Georgia

Astrids Signature


5 Comments

Enticing Polka Dots Paired with Spooktacular Shoes

 

Spooktacular Polka Dots

Greetings, Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are having a relaxing weekend.  After recovering from his traumatic experience at the V.E.T. last week, Ripley quickly bounced back and soon headed off, nose to the ground.  With nary a step off target, he led me directly to Entice and didn’t stop until he sat in front of the Midnight Mania board.  After looking up at the polka dot dress, then back at me, Ripley whined, then tapped the board with his paw.  I bet you know by now, I’ve learned it’s best to follow my pup where ever he takes me.  Sure enough, Rip’s intuition was right on the money.  When I logged in to SL the next day, I saw the inventory offer from Entice and set straight to opening the box and pulling out the Side to Side dress.

With its bright, circular pops of color splashed across a black background, and a red belt to accentuate the waist, this cheery dress offers a fun addition to your SL wardrobe and won’t put even the slightest ding in your budget.  The Midnight Mania board does require you to join the Entice group, but it’s free to join, and there are a bunch of lucky boards and gifts just waiting for members to claim.  On our way out, Ripley befriended this adorable Corgie in a lobster outfit and I had to take a quick snapshot of the little guy.  Isn’t he cute?

Cute Corgie

In search of the perfect accessories, the pupster and I journeyed over to Cae, one of my favorite jewelry stores.  As we arrived, I noticed the glowing Gacha Guardian Rune Stone right away.  Cae has a free charm bracelet set out and you can try your luck on the Gacha board for a plethora of Trick or Treat charms for 75L a turn.  From an adorable pumpkin, a spooky ghost, a witch hat, a spider, and my favorite, the silver cat (well, my name is Kat :P), these charms all magically attach to the free bracelet with the included HUD.  You can opt to wear Cae’s bracelet as a simple chain, snap on a single charm, or add as many as you like.  Now, I have to admit, Gacha machines are my nemesis and Ripley’s eyes became a bit worried as I was determined to get…. that….cat….charm.  It didn’t take long, though, and I soon had a jingly charm bracelet to add a Halloween theme to my outfit.

Charmed

All that was left was a cute pair of shoes.  Ripley and I had read Astrid’s post here about the Spooktacular Goth Hunt over at Swank Events, and decided to check it out.  After a short time of searching, we discovered the black rose containing the free prize from Ghostyss, which is this gorgeous pair of Carrie heels for slink high feet.  I particularly like the way these sweet black shoes have a thin cord that wraps around your ankles and ties in an adorable bow on the back.  There are numerous black roses scattered around the Swank Events show room, in designer’s booths and cleverly hidden all around, so look everywhere and you will discover LOTS of prizes, all set for sale at 0L.  The hunt runs until October 31st.

Now, Ripley must have some Blood Hound coursing through his veins, because after we finished at Spooktacular, he was off and running toward another hunt, with me scrambling to keep up with his racing paws.  This time, he led me to LaBoheme for the Halloween Hunt, which is a 1L hunt that runs through November 2nd.  All you have to do is locate the glowing jack o’lantern cleverly concealed in the store and soon you’ll have two sets of nail polish for Slink, Omega and Maitreya.  I’m wearing the “Dark Passion” polish (this shade is one of the ten colors in the HUD) for this outfit, but in the hunt prize, you also get a spooky Catacomb polish as well).

A trip to Black Basalt Beach was a perfect way to end the day.  Ripley and I explored the lovely grounds, had fun playing fetch and followed some shy deer across a log suspended over a gully.  There are so many sights to see at this beautiful sim.  If you have free time and love to visit SL locations, I encourage you to check it out.  Until next Sunday, happy shopping, my friends!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Jessica

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Viktoria in America

Lipstick Applier:  Shiny Stuffs Juicy Lip Gloss (75L on The Marketplace)

Eyeliner Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Eyeliner Applier

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Exile Memory Bliss

Dress:  Entice Side to Side (Midnight Mania Prize for Entice Group 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Ghostyss Carrie (Swank Spooktacular Goth Hunt Prize 0L)

Bracelet:  Cae Trick or Treat Bracelet (Bracelet is free/Charms are 75L each Gacha Prizes)

Nail Polish:  LaBoheme Dark Passions (Halloween Hunt Prize -1L until Nov. 2nd)

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Full Body Shot – Purple Poses; Close Up:  aDorkable Poses

Sim:  Black Basalt Beach

Kathrynstagcorrect