SL has not been my friend tonight, being all mean and refusing to rez or attach stuff. I hope it’s treating you better than it’s treating me. But I’ve pushed through, dear FabFree, in order to bring you a very limited time find and *gasp* another event that I visited.
So Much Pink
Beauty Factory has a doozy of a gift out right now, but it won’t last. The current group gift is everything pink, in honor of breast cancer awareness. Seriously, everything! If it’s in the store and it’s pink, it’s free right now for group members. And to make things even better, all of the pink things have been boxed up into a handy dandy box and are waiting at the entrance of the store for you. The Beauty Factory group is 98L to join. This gift of all things pink will be available only through tomorrow, Sept 21st, at noon slt. Included is the very cute shirt that I’m wearing as well as over 250 other pink things. ❤
And Black All Over?
All of the other things that I’m wearing seem to be black, for a punkish halloweeny type vibe that makes me happy. AND they’re available in one place. AND that place is Kustom9. Kustom9 is loaded with free gifts, including:
The eye make up that I’m wearing from avarosa, offered in BOM and in three opacities
My applier lipstick by MUDSKIN in varies shades and darknesses
The bracelets that I’ve got on from Moon, one for each arm and sized for eBody, Kupra (this is the one I’m wearing, fits my Maitreya body perfectly), Legacy, and Unrigged
Yup, all free at Kustom9! The event runs till November 10th and the group (and gifts) are free.
Allison is Wearing…
Top – Beauty Factory Duda Top Baby Pink (Free Gift/Group is 98L to Join)
Pants – Vision Leather Pants Taylor
Earrings – Vibing Millie
Rings –Vibing Vida
Bracelets – Moon Jelly Bracelet (Free Gift at Kustom9/Group is Free to Join)
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara Mesh Head – Lelutka Avalon Skin Applier – Alexandrite Lucy
Tattoo – Vegas Good Feelings
Eye Makeup – avarosa Polly Eye Makeup (Free Gift at Kustom9/Group is Free to Join)
Lipstick – MUDSKIN Unique Lip (Free Gift at Kustom9/Group is Free to Join) Hair – Truth Batty
Pose – Sopherian
This look brings me back to my pre-teen “Emo” days. Yep, this was the fashion style I rocked back in middle school… red converse shoes with black clothes and hair swept past half my face and eyes. Ah, nostalgia. I will admit that I’m happy those years are over, but it’s still fun to dress up Caroline in different styles all the time!
I have more great Midnight Madness Board prizes from Moon to show off today. As you already know by now, the VIP group is required to play their boards and the group costs 350L to join.
The “Felt Emo” hairstyle is one of the new hair prizes on the board. It includes a full fatpack with different colour huds and options – ombres, naturals and duo packs, as well as a style hud.
The eyeliner I am wearing is decorated with little flames at the top of each eyelid. These eyeliners come in black with colour accents on the flame design. These eyeshadows come in BOM layers for Lelutka EvoX heads only.
Here are some past posts from Allison and myself that show more great prizes from Moon‘s Midnight Madness board:
I always love to play the lucky chairs at [QE] Designs. I won this fantastic skirt on the chairs. This skirt comes in a corduroy texture in several colours you can change via a HUD. No group join is required to play the lucky chairs at [QE] Designs, so these are free to play.
I’ve been a bit obsessed with the Midnight Mania board at Moon lately. Pretty much the first thing I do upon logging in is head on over to slap the board. It fills up fast most days so sometimes I miss it, but it’s worth the quick tp to find out. So make sure that you go early! The prizes aren’t just hair and all of the stuff available is so great!
Yes, I’ve been collecting Moon Midnight Mania prizes! Everyone needs a hobby. There are so many fun prizes here that I’ve been able to build a whole look with them. Here is the small sampling that I’m wearing today:
First, hair! The one I’m wearing is Fallen. There are a couple of styling options and with or without the little hair horns. “Hair horns” makes me giggle but it’s an accurate description, they are in fact horns made of hair. In the best way possible. And don’t even get me started on the color huds. So many colors, not to mention pages of roots and ombres and duos. So much! Oh and I forgot to mention that the bangs are a separate piece, so you can wear it with or without!
Next we’ve got a different kid of hair – eyelashes! These are made for closed eyes and they’re just so pretty and soft and full. There is a masked and unmasked version for each eye.
Even the bodysuit came from Moon! The eLuv bodysuit is a sweet and sexy style with a cut out over the tummy and pretty little heart detail. And it should be no surprise by now that the prize is a full fatpack. Very generous with lots of colors to choose from and even some bonus shiny holographic type textures like the one that I’m wearing here. Sizes included are: eBody, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Perky.
A lot of good stuff, right? And I got ALL of it from the Midnight Mania board at Moon. If you don’t know how midnight manias work, here’s the lowdown. It’s a board set out with a predetermined prize that needs a predetermined number of clicks in one day. If the target number of people click (once per avatar) then the board is locked down and everyone gets the prize at midnight! Some require a group join and others don’t, the ones at Moon require that you be in the group and the group costs 350L but then you get the prizes for free. It’s a pretty basic concept but just in case you weren’t familiar with it, now you know! The prize changes each day so be sure to visit each day to get all of the goodies.
Speaking of Collecting…
Yeah, I definitely collect poses too. There are a bunch of really great freeones over at loel! I’ve probably mentioned them before and I use them a lot, but I’m bad at keeping track of which ones I bought and which were free. The one I’m using today is definitely free. Just join the loel group for free and there’s a free“pose bomb!!” box brimming with past group gifts on the front desk of the store. This pose is in that box.
Allison is Wearing…
Bodysuit – Moon eLuv Bodysuit (Free MM Prize/Group is 350L to Join)
Earrings – Andore Nicky
Rings – Kunst Maria
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara Mesh Head – Lelutka Avalon Skin Applier – E.Beauty Ada
Eyelashes – Moon Static Soft Lashes (Free MM Prize/Group is 350L to Join)
Tattoo – Vegas Gratitude Hair – Moon Fallen (Free MM Prize/Group is 350L to Join)
Pose: loel(Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
As promised, here is part two of our huge huge huge roundup of free, dollarbie and group gift hairstyles that you can pick up around the grid. This second part also has some great hair for guys, so make sure you tell your men to check it out too!
You can see part one of our hair madness right HERE.
Click “Continue Reading” below to see all the goodness!
Ah, September… the month of new beginnings and a new school year is almost upon us. It’s the first day back to school over here where I live! Sometimes I wish I could just go back to school and re-live my college years. Sure, school sucks sometimes and it’s a lot of hard work… but I loved walking around the University quad with a coffee in hand, venturing off to my next lecture and absorbing my mind in the world of higher education. In all honesty, I didn’t have many responsibilities back then besides dedicating myself to learning more about the world. I just loved learning, reading, and discussing ideas, so being in College/University was one of the best times in my life!
…Fast Forward to November
I am an odd one for wanting to go back to school, huh? Well, I am also a bit strange when it comes to my opinions about the seasons of the year. Despite loving the summer months and the time I get off every year, I have a stronger fondness for the Fall. Once September starts, everything becomes a blur with how crazy school and work always becomes! I am sure you can relate. However, I just love fall; it always makes me feel warm inside. Bring on pumpkin season! I am definitely one of those people who waits for pumpkin-spice lattes and Halloween in August. This sweater and skirt outfit I have on in the photo below reminds me of the month of November because it has poppies on it and it looks warm and comfy. This is my type of clothing style! I always prefer fall and winter clothes in both RL and SL, and I simply love this outfit for its fall vibes.
Get to the point, Caroline!
Well, this has been a fun and poetic exploration of my views about life, higher learning, and the seasons. Now I have two amazing outfits, poses and shoes to show you in my post today, so let’s look at what I found to bring in the fall season!
Two Lovely Limited-Time Outfits
Ari-Pari is the clothing store I am featuring today, and they are currently in the middle of renovating their store. You will find the two gifts shown in my post today at the Ari-Pari Temporary Location, which is right HERE. Ariana was so kind that she left out a group gift and a hunt prize from last August a wee bit longer for us, so that no one would miss out. The two lovely outfits shown in my post today are available for a limited period of time at the Ari-Pari Temporary Location, a skybox that will be open until mid-September. They are only available for another week or two, so I suggest everyone go now to get them before these great gifts disappear for good.
First, the school uniform shown in the first picture is a 1L promo at the Ari- Pari Temporary Location. The outfit includes a hud with 10 colour options to change the colour of the skirt and necktie. The base of this school uniform outfit is white. This dollarbie promo was a hunt prize for last month’s Back to School Hunt (which has now ended), but Ari-Pari is keeping this little gem out to grab for a couple more weeks into September due to the store closure in August. Now it only costs 1L and no hunting is required- just look for the PROMO sign and pay the vendor 1L to get the outfit for cheap!
Sizes Included (School Uniform)
Secondly, the pretty poppy-patterned sweater and black skirt with a belt shown in the second photo is the August group gift for group members of the Ari-Pari group. This gift is available for a limited-time. Go get it at the Ari-Pari Temporary Location while it’s still available! Note that there is a group join fee of 25L, but new limited-time monthly group gifts are regularly released for Ari-Pari group members. This outfit includes a colour-change hud for the sweater and the belt, which you can change to 4 different colour and pattern options. The black skirt can be worn with gold or silver metal belt options.
Sizes Included (Poppy Outfit)
The Ari-Pari Temporary Location will be open until mid- September, and I expect these gifts will no longer be available after it closes so go ASAP to get these limited-time promos and gifts! There will be even more group gifts and goodies coming out later when the main store re-opens after renovations, so stay tuned for the upcoming store re-opening!
Two 5L deals from Pacagaia
I have a few more fab deals to share that make up the rest of my look in my welcome-to-fall post today.
The poses, coffee, and cell phone shown in both photos come from a great set of bento poses, which costs only 5L from Pacagaia on the Marketplace.
The great shoes are another item that only costs 5L from Pacagaia on the Marketplace. These shoes fit Belleza, Maitreya and Slink feet. These are a full fatpack, which includes a hud to change the colours of the shoe (the top and the base) to 25 different textures. They are fantastic! Shout out to FabFree reader Aurora for showing me these – I just love ’em. 🙂
I stumbled upon a new event a few days ago! I’m sure it’s not *actually* new but it’s new to me. And wait, I didn’t tell you the best part yet…there are looooots of free gifts!
The event is called Astral Dreams and it’s full of lots of interesting things. Not your typically clothes and stuff, but neat tattoos and accessories and such. You will need to join the event group (for free) and then click on the boxes at most of the booths to get the free gifts. Pretty standard practice. The boxes rezzed last for me though, so you might need to be patient. I realize that I look a bit petulant today but I’m really quite pleased with the goodies that I found. All of these are free gifts from the Astral Dreams event:
My eyes are by S H I M M and quite pretty. They come in a nice range of blues and greens, with a pretty purple thrown in as well, and with appliers for Lelutka and Catwa.
The scratch under my eye is courtesy of Knife Party. It comes as a BOM layer. Sounds weird, but I do enjoy a good wound in SL and this one is quite well made. Ahem. Anyway, moving on.
Hexed gifted the pretty tattoo that I’m wearing, which covers the chest, shoulder blades, and half way down each arm (you can see where it ends on my left arm). There are various opacity versions included, all as BOM layers.
Don’t miss your chance to visit the Astral Dreams Event. It ends on September 20th.
My hair is one of the new Midnight Mania prizes at Moon! These new prizes are really fantastic and the board fills up fast. Join the group for 350L if you’re not already a member (there’s a shelf full of group gifts if you need to be enticed just a little farther) and make sure to arrive early to slap the board each day. I can’t say enough good things about Moon hair, and most of them include a style HUD and color HUD with all kinds of options (I’m wearing one of the ombres).
It’s time to show a bit of late-summer unicorn love! I’m not sure if that’s a thing, but it should be. Unicorns seem like the type of creature that would hang out together during a summer sunrise, and we don’t have too many of those left this year, so I decided to join them to enjoy the last days of the summer season while I still can.
First off on the list of great gifts and prizes I have to show you today, is the latest free group gift from [WellMade]. The “Peggy” outfit includes a corset top with laces and shorts. See a closeup of the textures below. I chose to wear it in black but you can wear both pieces in pink, white, cream, or red as well. You can change the colours of the metals on both pieces as well. It’s a super cute set! [WellMade]‘s group is currently free to join, so get in the group and get all the group gifts ASAP because they are all FABULOUS!
The awesome shoes I added to this outfit are a free gift at a new-to-me store called Kakoia. Simply pay the Kalista vendor 1L and your 1L will be refunded, or hit “deliver” using the menu and they will send to you for free (no group join required). The shoes come with a hud that allows you to change each part of the shoe to 10 different colours, and there are glowing neon textures that run through them.
Now let’s take an up-close look at the hair and eyeshadow I am wearing today. The the hair is a lucky board prize for a VIP group and the eyeshadow is free…
My wonderful hairstyle is the current lucky board prize at Moon. You must be a group member to play the lucky board. Moon‘s VIP group costs 350L to join. I was lucky enough to win it! The prize is a “buy all pack”, which includes a style hud and a colour change hud with 4 tabs of gorgeous hair textures. This is one of my favourite hairstyles I have ever collected, and I am super happy with it!
Finally, the lovely eyeshadow is a free gift from TheSkinnery for the Uber Anniversary. It comes in a pack of several colours. This gift is free at their mainstore until September 22nd. Please read Aline’s post here to find out more details about the event, and to access the gift list she created for us!
BOM Layers for Lelutka EvoX
Caroline is Wearing…
Clothes & Accessories
Corset Top & Shorts – [WellMade] Peggy Outfit (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Shoes – Kakoia Kalista (Free/No Group Join Required)
Hair – Moon Molly (Lucky Board Prize/Group Costs 350L to Join) Mesh Body – Belleza Freya Mesh Head –Lelutka Lake – EvoX Head Skin – Dernier Hannah – Sienna Body Skin – MILA Older Body Skins – Honey Chubby (Free on the Marketplace) Previously blogged here. Neck Fix & Ear Skins – VelourEvoX Ear Skins and Neck Fix – Sienna(Free/No Group Join Required) Previously blogged here. Eyes – Lelutka Lake – EvoX Eyeshadow – TheSkinnery Soiree Eyeshadow (Free for Uber Anniversary) Nails – Belleza Freya Photo Location – Luane’s Magical World
Moon has recently updated their Midnight Madness Boards. They have lots of new items and fatpacks loaded in the boards now. If you are in the group, come slap the board every day. Make sure you wait about an hour or so after midnight so the board doesn’t crash and then we can keep winning the new prizes. The Moon group is required to play these boards, and it currently costs 350L to join. It’s one of the best MM boards on the grid!
The recent prizes I am showing from the Moon Midnight Madness Boards today are:
The Bunny hair fatpack, which includes a style hud and a colour hud.
A set of static mesh eyelashes, meant to be used with eyes closed.
Today I found a super cool sim that I explored at some length. It is the home of two stores, but you can enjoy exploring and taking photos and experiencing the many things to see for free! You do need to allow the Void experience in order to visit, as there are some automatic teleporters around. I’ll put the link in the credits below.
Now let’s talk about what I’m wearing that’s free! We’ll begin at the bottom with my heels.
These cute little heels are from Princess Stuff and are the Midnight Mania gift for June…BUT…its still up! Now it may not be up much longer so hurry hurry before its gone. I’m pushing it a bit by blogging it the first part of July, but I checked today and its still there.
A Few More Things…
My pink tank top is also from Princess Stuff for the Freedom of Summer 3 Hunt and its only L$3! It fits all three Belleza bodies, Maitreya, and both Slink bodies. The Freedom of Summer hunt and the fair both run until August 18th. These shorts are L$100 and from the fair.
At the Midsummer Enchantment Hunt is this L$10 gift from Magnetic…the glowy moon. It includes the hand/arm positions to “hold” the moon between your hands.
Finally, the adorable little lit up kitty ears and cheek hearts are a free gift at the Hair Fair from pr!tty. They turn on while you are typing or you can wear the one that stays on all the time. There is a no sound option with it a well.
Hey FabFree! In my typical style… I started off this post planning to show just one gift, but then went down a rabbit hole and found three more to show. Now it’s time to rant, rave and share as fast as I can so you have time to collect the goodies.
A Free EEP
I decided to blog something unique today! I applied a bright sky EEP to my photograph today, and it is free for all at Moon. You will find it to the left of the desk in a white box. No group is required for this gift! I used zero editing in my photo today, so this is the look of the bright sky this EEP will give you. You just click “apply only to myself” from the item in your inventory and it will apply the bright sky to your world as you play.
To celebrate their 1 year anniversary, Dernier has 500L of free store credits out. This is great news for me, as I had some credit saved from last Christmas. I had enough to purchase a fatpack of skins, called “Hannah”. Note that the cost of 1 fatpack of skins is more than 500L, but you can use the credit to buy many other items in the store as well if you don’t want to pay extra. You need to join the freeDernier group to get the credits, and they have a fewfree group gifts as well. I am not sure when this credit disappears, so go ASAP.
Sizes Included (skin)
My great heels are a fatpack of shoes from Le’la. I got these on the Marketplace for only 1 Linden. I love the style of these!
Last but not least, my cute hairstyle is a group gift at Nova, which is free to join. You will find many other hairstyles for free there, which you can grab with their free group. They are all are made with smooth and lovely alpha textures. The gift includes a basic colour hud, a style hud and a tint hud.
Enjoy these generous gifts!
Caroline is Wearing…
Clothes & Accessories
Top, Skirt & Belt – [QE Designs] Isobel Set (Available on the Marketplace) Shoes – Le’la Oneya Sandals (1L on the Marketplace)
Hair – Nova Alias (Free Group Gift/ Group is Free to Join) Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6 Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX Head Skin – Dernier Hannah Fatpack(Purchased with Free 500L Store Credit/ Group is Free to Join) Body Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Heartlinn – Caramel Eyes – Euphoric Neva Eyes Nails – Belleza Freya V6 EEP – Moon Bright Sky EEP (Free/ No Group Join Required) Backdrop – BH9 The Sign V1