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Silks and a New Face Save the Faery Queen

When I was a child I was terrified of the tooth-fairy — and of fairies in general actually. I remember other children dressing up as fairy princesses for Halloween, and all I could think of was how deceived they all were! Fairies were horrible, malevolent creatures that stole your teeth and made you stay a child forever! (Wasn’t that what Tinkerbell did to Peter Pan?!) I could certainly think of nothing worse!

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In fact, my fear of fairies never really went away until I became an adult. And interestingly enough… it turned from fear to something akin to a malevolent dislike. I saw them as creatures of deceit and even in lore, they really are.

In traditional Irish Lore, the word “Faerie” comes from the word “fay,” which is related directly to the Fates — and some believed they were women who influenced and overlooked the births and lives of men… and not always in very nice ways (obviously). Those who upset the fair folk, were said to be doomed to suffer eternal bad luck unless they made it right by the fairy they had had the misfortune of angering.

But fairies, of course, come in many shapes and sizes… and can be good or evil (though even both the good and the bad can be equally capricious according to ancient lore) and in the traditional lore all fairies were very powerful.

So is it any great surprise, that so many in Second life would wish to recreate the magical look of the fair folk for themselves? I think not! And this week, I give you a chance to do it without having to steal from the winged ones themselves!

The first thing you need is the outfit I am wearing. Because no self-respecting Queen of the Fairies would be caught without first-rate attire! So head to ~Soedara! Once there, join the group (don’t worry it’s FREE) and look for the teleport to the gift area.

There are actually quite a few very nice gifts in ~Soedara!‘s FREE area, but the one I picked up for my look in these pictures is called the Precious Haifa Silk. When you enter the FREE area, you’ll find the gifts in Vendors. You must wear the ~Soedara! group tag to get the vendors to work. You do have to pay the vendors 1L to get your items, but they will immediately refund your 1L back to you — thus making your item a FREE gift. You may find yourself there for a while going through all the choices! There are many beautiful gifts to be had!

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The second thing you need is this fabulous rigged mesh gift hair from rezology called Save the Queen. It is a steal that even Queen Mab will approve of for the sweet price of only 1L on the Market Place and comes with a fully customizable hud that lets you tint the hair first with a base color and from there even further with a secondary tint to get the hair your perfect shade. It’s the first hair hud of this kind I’ve seen and I was very impressed with the way it worked (and the control it gave me over the colors I could achieve!).

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And if a picture is worth a thousand words and the eyes are the window to the soul… then your last stop should definitely be New Faces skin store for their FREE gifts. New Faces seems to be a secret saved among friends and it’s one worth sharing. The group is FREE to join and there are currently three FREE group gifts available. I am wearing their current gift skin called Lorna as well as this beautiful eye make-up called Erotica (there are several shades in the make up pack but I chose blue) and both are currently up in the store as FREE gifts. She has all the appliers you need if you use mesh bodies and attachments and at very reasonable prices.

One of the things that really impresses me about New Faces is the detail put into the realism of the skins. These are not “Barbie Doll” skins. Though her line is still small compared to some of the larger more well known designers, she has a couple of ethnic skins available, and many of her skins feature (purposeful) ‘flaws’ such as moles or irregularities on the bodies (such as tiny vein markings and/or bone shadows). There are other realistic details on the bodies that are just too many too mention.

I spoke to the designer myself a few months ago (long before I was a FabFree blogger for her to have any reason to treat me as just another customer) and she mentioned that she is considering a men’s line at some point in the future (so cross your fingers gentlemen!). I can’t say enough about her with regards to customer service and courtesy. Hands down she was helpful, polite, and personable. And there were others in the store, and I watched her treat each of them with the same courtesy. I look for this lady to be up and coming!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) got this magical look by wearing…

Skin – New Faces Lorna (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Make Up – New Faces Erotica Make-up (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Eyes – Ikon Hope Eyes – Starfall

Hair – rezology Save the Queen (RIGGED mesh hair) (Gift) (1L on the Marketplace)

Hands and Feet – Slink

Silks – ~Soedara~ Precious Haifa Silk (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Wings – Faeline Fairy Wings – Sachiko (snow)

Poses by !Bang

Sim – No Limits – Garden of Whimsy

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Snow Gothic and Mage Red Makes for Perfect [Z]xen

I first fell in love with everything “Gothic” when I was eight years old. My babysitter was a teenage girl of about fifteen and my parents had gone out for “kid free” time, and she was doing her homework and reading Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” to me. After that I was hooked.

And then she let me read over her shoulder, and I read, “For Annie” for the very first time as well. Perhaps “For Annie” is not about Vampires at all… but I thought it was! And even at the tender age of eight, I wanted to be a vampire!

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“Thank Heaven! the crisis —
The danger is past,
And the lingering illness
Is over at last —
And the fever called “Living”
Is conquered at last.”

[from “For Annie” by Edgar Allen Poe]

I think that is why the ensemble that I put together this week really appeals to me! [MC] Mystic Canvass is — first, and foremost — a fabulous one-stop-shop if you are looking for quality Roleplay skins that won’t break your pocketbook. Many of them are priced at only 99L$ for a full pack, and that includes a bonus shape as well as Lolas and/or other great appliers. The store also has a terrific variety of affordable cosmetics and mesh accessories that are out-of-this-world unique. And with this gorgeous Skin as their current FREE Group Gift (Group is 0L to Join!) coming in 4 skin tones with Lolas, Phat Azz, and Slink Appliers? How can a classic Gothic Vampire girl like me go wrong?!

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Of course, I did not want to be a glittery vampire! No! No Twilight sparklers here! Growing up, I wanted to know Dracula and Dark Shadows and vampires like Louis de Pointe du Lac. I wanted pale skin, red lips, crimson eyes, blood that ran cold, and a heart that was colder! Because somehow… I thought it was like being a thorned rose — the ultimate thing of danger… power… and beauty. And yes… even as a tender young girl of only eight years old, I knew it.

“My tantalized spirit
Here blandly reposes,
Forgetting, or never
Regretting its roses —
Its old agitations
Of myrtles and roses:”

[from “For Annie” by Edgar Allen Poe]

So I pulled up Market place for a little help in completing my classic Vampire look — one I was sure would make Bram Stoker himself proud!

I didn’t manage to find a proper Edgar Allen Poe raven that suited me, but this amazing fitmesh dress by +Nocturna+ features a detailed owl print that is a stand-out and the dress pack includes both fitmesh as well as standard mesh sizes and can be found on the Marketplace for only 10L. A little more searching and I was able to complete my Gothic beauty with a set of Mage Red eyes by Imperium which were also found on the Marketplace (a steal of a deal for eyes this sharply detailed at only 9L$!) and last but not least I topped it off with an intricately wrought necklace in black by ~Edenia — another great FREE find on the Marketplace!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) got this great Gothic look wearing…

Skin – [MC] [Mystic Canvass] Snow A-Cup GG Xen Group with Dramatic Eyebrows (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Eyes – Imperium Mage Red Eyes (9L on the Marketplace)

Hair – +Spellbound+ Jezebel

Hands and Feet – Slink

Outfit – +Nocturna+ mesh (fitmesh) Dress Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Jewelry – ~Edenia FREE Pentacle Necklace (0L on the Marketplace)

Pose by * PURPLE POSES *

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JesyDream’s Closing Sale

[:: JesyDream ::] Closing Sale Until april 11th - 60 % I have some bittersweet news for you today.  JesyDream will be closing it’s inworld doors soon so that the designer can focus on RL demands – which of course is the bitter part.  If you’d like more details – you can see her release [HERE].  With that, the sweet part is that she is offering an up to 60% off sale on everything in the store ranging from skins to accessories, makeup, clothing for both ladies & men and more.

I visited the shop today and picked up several really cute items such as the Never Enough Black Cardigan & Top (68L) and the DarK Leggings (44L).
Snapshot_002My shoes today are courtesy of Pure Poison! I picked these cute Bunny Flats up in the group gacha machine and won the black pair ;).  This group is free to join and there are a plethora of group gifts to snag.  If you would like to collect more of these shoes in different colours – they are just 10L per play in the non-group machine.
Pure Poison - Bunny Flats GACHA While you are at Pure Poison, check out their BIG 50% off sale. As an extra Easter treat, everything in the store is 50% off until April 15th.
Pure Poison - Easter Sale - 50% Off Everything

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Love is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Sia
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Moon Hair Elastic Heart (free group gift / 0L / 99L to join)
Shirt & Vest – JesyDream Black Cardigan & Top – Never Enough (68L / closing sale)
Pants – JesyDream DarK Leggings (44L / closing sale)
Shoes – Pure Poison Bunny Flats (free / 0L / group gacha)
Pose by Infiniti
Sim – JesyDream Store

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Over The Moon This Weekend!

Snapshot_007Hello Fabulouses! I am so excited that spring is finally here ;) As much as I love coats and boots, I missed the spring/summer styles!

This morning in my blog post [HERE] I mentioned a group gift at Siss Boom, but I also wanted to show off the 60L Weekend Specials because I sure couldn’t pass them up when I was at the shop picking up the group gift!  The Crossbar Top is available in Navy or White  and the CrossBar Skirt in Striped Navy are all available at just 60L per piece this weekend only!

On a more free note, The Moonlight Hairstyle I am wearing is a free group gift at Moon Hair that comes in a full fatpack of colours.  This group is 99L to join but there are a load of gifts on the VIP wall to take advantage of.

My Kendra V2 Skin is the latest group gift at Wow Skins (350L to join).  This gift includes a few different skin tones and cleavage option.  When you join the WoW inworld group, you gain access to their group only MM Boards, lucky boards and monthly group gifts!
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Love is wearing…

Skin – Wow Skins Kendra V2 (free group gift / 0L / 350L to join)
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Moon Hair Moonlight (free group gift / 0L / 99L to join)
Top – Siss Boom Crossbar Halter Navy (60L Weekend Sale)
Skirt – Siss Boom Crossbar Skirt Grey Navy Thin White (60L Weekend Sale)
Shoes – Pure Poison Fringe Sandals (featured @ FaMESHed)
Necklace –League Daydream Necklace
Birds – Half-Deer Spring Eternal Bird Triplets (gacha item)
Pose – Moscamye Poses Sprung Flung (5L / marketplace)
Sim – StoryBrooke Gardens

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Spring Papillon

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You too can be a spring butterfly, and for free!  I received the  winged pastel Papillon Dress as a free subscribe gift from Luziefee recently and it’s just so cute! If you didn’t receive it already you can head to the shop, subscribe and snag your very own free copy.  This dress works great with the Maitreya mesh body alpha system btw.

My Pale Pink Stilettos are a free group gift from N-Core after you join their inworld group which is 50L to join.  These shoes have several options such as Slink, N-Core, TMP, Belleza and Maitreya – so whatever feet you are wearing (aside from system) – these should work!

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Love is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Alice Cygana
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Magika Friday
Hands & Feet by Slink
Dress – Luziefee Papillon Dress (free subscribe gift / 0L)
Shoes – N-Core *groupgift* STILETTO Pale Pink (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)
Headdress – Aisling Dame des Fleurs Headdress (75L per play / instore gacha)
Pose by Exposeur
Sim – StoryBrooke Gardens

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A little exploring.

Hello Fabulouses! This morning I was jumping from one store to another to check for group gifts around the stores and guess what? I found some and the best part is that it includes a cute hair fatpack. The hair pack was originally posted here by Prudence Rexroth. .

In the first pic the hair I’m wearing is from D!va. You will find this as a group gift at the main teleport point. The fat pack comes with two types of hair in 13 colours. Also, there are two accessories visible in details which I found in marketplace are dollarbies. The eyes I’m wearing is also free!!!

The skin I’m wearing is on clearance sale at .::WoW Skins::. For 10L$. It was originally posted here

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In the second pic you can see I have paired a black dress with a pair of black leather boots. These boots are also from marketplace and free. The dress I’m wearing is a group gift from ‘.::PiNK CHERRY::.’ It also comes with a box of standard shape sizes.

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Skin – .::WoW Skins::. Hope midtone Nat (10L @ clearance sale .::WoW Skins::./originally posted here )

Eyes – Stargaze Eyes *black * (0L/Marketplace)

Hair – “”D!va”” Hair “Bambi” originally posted here (Group gift/D!va/free to join)

Dress – .::PC::. One Shoulder Minidress “Alena” – Black Glitter GG (free group gift/free to join/0L )

Earrings – R.icielli – GEM WINGS Earrings (1L/marketplace)

Necklace – *** Just You *** Black Pearl V2 (1L/Marketplace)

Boots – Boots Leather (0L/ Marketplace)

Location – Eclectica


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Gifts From *LpD*

Snapshot_001Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  I hope your day wasn’t too horrible lol…  Mine wasn’t really all that bad, but if it were, it would have been redeemed by the really sweet group gifts I found at *LpD* !  The *LpD*  inworld group is free to join, and after you do… you are eligible to pick up the two free group gifts that are sitting on the deck for all VIPs.  In the two boxes you will find the Vina T-Shirt Group Gift (in both black and white – I’m just wearing the white), and the Summer Girl bag that has all kinds of girly essentials in it.

ENJOY! ;)
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Love is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Sia (featured @ Collabor88)
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Eyes – IKON Perspective Eyes Coffee
Hair – Analog Dog Tootsie
Shirt – *LpD* Vina T-Shirt Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Jeans – Maitreya Mesh Zipper Skinny Jeans
Shoes – ..::ILLI::..  Leticia Formal Sneakers
Bags – *LpD* Summer Girl Bag (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pose by Pretense
Sim – Frisland

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Chillin

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Good evening Fabulouses!!  I came across a really fantastic and unisex fashion freebie to share with you tonight.

At the [Pumpkin] Mainstore, right at the landing point there is a large sign that says MC&HNY Gift and you can purchase it for a whopping 0L.  Inside the very generous holiday gift are several mesh fashion items for both men and women including the cozy sweatpants and stretched sweater you see me wearing today chilling out with my sheep friends ;)

ENJOY!

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Love is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Skye
Eyes – IKON Perspective Eyes Coffee
Hair – Elikatira Marnie
Hands & Feet by Slink
Shirt – [Pumpkin] Stretched Sweater (free / 0L)
Pants – [Pumpkin] Sweatpants (free / 0L)
Pose by Starry Heaven
Sim – Baja Norte

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A Wee Battle Fairy

Snapshot_003Good morning Fabulouses! I am back to share with you more of the FabFree 7th Birthday Hunt prizes!  Today I am featuring the prizes you can pick up by Sentou Yousei Battle Fairy, Wee Ones and La Noir Soleil Designs.

The Sentou Yousei Battle Fairy cupcake is where you will find this Fabulously Free Birthday Gift Dress, and in the Wee Ones cupcake… the perfectly matching Fabulously Free Gift Mask!  The Aurora Borealis Wings are also made by Wee Ones, but you’ll have to wait until The Wash’s Cart Sale (begins 9/17/14) for these!  I’m just giving you a little sneak peek!
Snapshot_005La Noir Soleil Designs is the creator and gift giver of The Woven Jewelry Set that includes a colour change hud.  This set comes with the earrings and matching necklace.
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If you’d like to see the full prize preview, you can visit THIS LINK, which is a detailed hunt page that Tiana put together for us!

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Love is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Livy (previous Arcade Gacha item / previously blogged by Tiana [HERE])
Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Storm
Hair – TRUTH Hair Rogue (featured at Uber)
Hands & Feet by Slink
Nail Appliers – ~{ZOZ}~ Soft Silver Tips Polish (featured @ The Cosmo Sales Room)
Dress –  Sentou Yousei Battle Fairy Fabulously Free Bday Gift Dress (free / 0L / FabFree 7th Bday Hunt)
Foot Butterflies – Pure Poison Butterfly Barefoot Sandals
Jewelry Set – La Noir Soleil Designs The Woven Set (free / 0L / FabFree 7th Bday Hunt)
Wings – Wee Ones Aurora Borealis Wings (sneak peek!  Will be @ The Wash Cart Sale 9/17!)
Mask –  Wee Ones Fabulously Free Gift Mask (free / 0L / FabFree 7th Bday Hunt)
Dandelion Pose – No Strings Attached Dandy (20L / marketplace)
Other Poses by Glitterati
Sim – Elven Forest

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Hawaiian Orange Pekoe

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Hey Fabulouses! Check out what I found on marketplace in the Orange*Pekoe store!

As I have previously mentioned on FabFree, Orange*Pekoe has a ton of dollarbie wearable demos on marketplace in the shade of orange. If orange is your thing- you should check them out! Today I picked up the  demo of the Hawaiian Set for 7L that includes the mesh floral skirt, purple bikini (includes the bottoms too if you don’t want to wear the skirt), book bag, hooked sunglasses, shoes & hair flower.  The shoes are for system feet, not the slinks just so you know ;)
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Love is wearing…

Skin – PXL Creations Sophia
Eyes – IKON Perspective Eyes Coffee
Hair – Elikatira Marnie

Hands & Feet by Slink
Outfit, Shoes & Accessories – Orange*Pekoe Hawaiian Set Demo (orange) (wearable demo / 7L / marketplace)
Firefly Pose by LAP (closed)
Sim – Frisland

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