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Lucky Number 13!

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Hey gang,

I’m getting ready to celebrate my 13th rezz day here in second life. (10.23)  I still can’t believe it’s been 13 years!  Why I was still a spring chicken back then!

How I Came to Second Life

We were in the process of selling our house and getting ready to move, and most things had been packed up, but I had my trusty little laptop.  I don’t know where I was reading but I saw a mention of a virtual world called Second Life.  I remember thinking, I wonder what a virtual world looks like!  I had time to kill and my curiosity to lead me and in I dove.

I chose a perfectly practical name thank you, thinking that’s what you did in a virtual world (had I known better I might have called myself willowmoon or something dreamy like that.) and I’m only just checking it out anyway.  I’ll probably only try it once or twice…

My earliest memories are of a lot of nekkid newbies jumping on each other and I was bemused.  Little horny nekkid animated people.  huh.  Imagine my surprise a few days later when I realized they had anatomically correct ones too! (the boys, I mean)  That was like Woah!  ok then!  lol

I wandered off to other areas and I found a house that was like a big log cabin and always empty so being clueless as I was, I would crash there (I was a squatter!  LOL), it was so cute.  I didn’t realize people had private residences, heck I dont know what I thought!

I started trying to put my avi together, back then, there were not nearly as many wonderful freebies as there are now, and what there was, wasn’t nearly as well made!  (The Free Dove was actually around but it was much smaller than it is now!) I took some photos outside that house….  Want to see noob me?  I warn you, it’s not pretty!  But I did get myself some decent hair somehow.  For back then anyway.

The grid has come a long long way since 2008 my friends.  !!!!!  This photo was taken right outside the cute house I used to crash in, I loved the little blanket area and the sparkly rainbows.  Second Life seems so much more real now, with mesh and things look so much better!

13 Years Later!

So now lets talk about my new photo (stark contrast!!!) cause I’ve got an adorbs outfit for you from Lunar.  My shorts, top and jacket are all part of the Chanty outfit which is a free group gift at Lunar (I love their stuff!  I am *dying* for their Lamu Jacket in Pink!), and that group is free to join.  The ensemble fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya

Each item comes with a HUD so you can pick and choose colors and make the outfit uniquely yours.

My cute golden flower headband is also a free group gift, this time from Evie, and woohoo that group is free to join as well.  Gotta love an entirely free cute outfit!

Tomorrow I think I will check out the fab free list of rezz day gifts, I always mean to and somehow always forget its my rezz day until it passes.  Not this time!  I need some goodies to blog too.  As if I need a reason to find freebies!

Happy Weekend!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit –Lunar Chanty Outfit (free group gift, group is free to join)
Hair Flowers – Evie Golden Flower Crown (free group gift, group is free to join)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Stealthic Cascade

Extras

Basket – Del-Ka Aedelis Autumn Fruits Basket


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Thank You Morgie Hilra, <3 Fab Free!

Welcome to SL by Morgie Hilra

** Photo by Morgana Hilra

Words cannot say how excited I am to share with you, our Fabulous Fab Free Family, this exciting news! When I logged in to Second Life this afternoon, Love Trill told me she’d received some amazing news. Another great blogger, Morgana Hilra took the time and effort to make a fantastic little video on her blog So Hawt SL. Her blog post featured Fabulously Free in SL along with several other great locations where new and established Second Life residents can find free and inexpensive high quality items in Second Life. In her very well done video Morgie (Morgana Hilra) does an amazing job of showcasing the following locations: COCO, Zenith, Free*Style, The Free Dove, and of course Fab Free Headquarters!

Below is a link to her original blog post with the video. I really hope you’ll take the time to view it.

Welcome Guide for New Second Life Residents (Ft. Fab Free in SL) – So Hawt SL  by Morgie Hilra 

A big thank you to Morgie, and her great review of Fab Free!

 


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Noobia has a new home!

Greetings!

Just a quick post today to let you all know that Noobia has relocated.
Noobia

For those of you who are not familiar with Noobia, it is a place where residents, under 30 days old, can go to find advice, FREEBIES and most importantly a home!  If you or someone you know is under 30 days old, and need a temporary home, you can teleport to Noobia and you’ll find a comfortable, inviting place to start your SL life.  Your temporary home has all the comforts you could ask for…a kitchen, dining area, living room, bedroom and even a bathroom!  It even comes with a pose stand so you can start learning to edit your clothing, hair and accessories.  Best of all…it is FREE!
Noobia3 Noobia2

There are also lots of FREE items available, such as clothing, hair, shoes and AOs, at the landing area and a staff of volunteers available to help ALL residents, new and established, find solutions to their questions.
Noobia4

If you are a new resident, under 30 days old and need a temporary FREE place to call home, or an existing resident looking for FREE items or advice…head on over to Noobia…a very friendly place to start or continue your SL experience!  You’ll also find Noobia listed on our FabFree ’30’ days list page.  Stop by to say hi or just say thank you for all the work they do to help new SL residents.

Happy Day! ❤ ❤


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Enchanting in PeKaS, ( red ) Mint & Dragon Magic Wares

Greetings!

Today I have so many wonderful goodies to show you!  First up is the enchanting Dragon Magick Wares Dotty Skybox (**potted palms NOT included)…FREE for new residents under 30 days old! This skybox measures 14 x 14, is mesh, has light pools from the lovely arched windows, working light sconces and only 20 prims!  This is the perfect starter skybox for a new resident.  Not to worry, if you are not a new resident, you can join the Dragon Magick Wares group for only 25L and there is another really sweet “Hidden Retreat” group gift; there is also a wonderful library book case (filled with books) on the group gift wall.  All new resident and group gifts are located just inside the front entrance, on the wall to your right.  There is also a rezzer available so you can see what the Dotty skybox looks like.
Pekas/( red ) Mint/Dragon Magick Wares Free GiftsThis gorgeous soft pink Shall we Dance gown, I am wearing, is the latest addition to the FabFree Headquarters wall from PeKaS Gorean and Urban DesignPeKaS Gorean and Urban Design has just joined the ranks of our wonderful FabFree Designers and has generously made this gown available FREE to everyone!  Just pop on over to the FabFree Headquarters and you will find the vendor on the wall to your right when you turn right at the entrance.  While you are at the FabFree Headquarters, you can also pick up this lovely double strand of  Vintage 50’s Pearls…a FREE gift to everyone from Dark Mouse Jewelry. The Vintage 50’s Pearl set also comes with stud clip earrings and a choice of black, pink or white pearls. The Dark Mouse Vintage 50’s Pearl set is located in front of the landing point…first vendor on your left.
Pekas/( red ) Mint/Dragon Magick Wares Free GiftsI completed this enchanting look with the lovely translucent skin from ( red ) Mint –  (r)m~D!va~gG.12’13 (group gift FREE/0L join fee)…previously featured by Tiana HERE…and the wonderful “”D!va”” Hair Ruri” in onyx (not free); which comes with a color change bow!  I absolutely adore “”D!va”” hair and the group is FREE to join!  Once you join the ““D!va”” group you will find a whole bunch of great group gift hair on the second floor of the main store…as well as the lucky boards on the landing between the first and second floor!
Pekas/( red ) Mint/Dragon Magick Wares Free Gifts

Happy Shopping! ❤ ❤

 

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Xiu is wearing…

Skin –  ( red ) Mint(r)m~D!va~gG.12’13 (group gift FREE/0L join fee)
Eyes – IKON Eternal Eyes Black
Hair – ““D!va”” Hair “Ruri” Onyx
Hands by Slink
Gown–  PeKaS Gorean and Urban DesignShall we Dance (FREE at FabFree Headquarters)
Jewelry – Dark Mouse Jewelry Vintage 50’s Pearls Necklace (FREE at FabFree Headquarters)
Poses by Manifeste the Art of Posing
Sim – My private home

**JJ Palm in Pedestal Pot from JJ Lanes [now .:Koastal Furniture and Homes:.] (NO LONGER available)

XiuLanSigTag


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Updating our FabFree ’30’ days list!

Calling all designers, creators, our fabulous readers and group members!!

We are updating our FabFree ’30’ days list and we need your help!

~FabFree '30' days list~

We LOVE our new SL residents and are happy to share all the cool places, on our FabFree ’30’ days list, where they can find free items to help them adjust to their new SL experience.  However, there is nothing more frustrating than to click a link only to find the location no longer exists, the business moved, you can’t find the items or it is just the wrong link period!  We have heard your frustrations and are taking steps to make sure our ’30’ days list page stays updated with the correct information and corresponding links.

Starting this week, I have taken over coordinating the ’30’ days list and every Wednesday I shall be making my rounds to ensure all locations providing free items to our new residents, who are under 30 days old, are up-to-date; with correct corresponding links.

I need YOUR help though!  If you are a designer or a creator and you offer a FREE package/gift certificate or items for new SL residents, who are under 30 days old, and you are not yet on our list…please contact me inworld and I shall put you on our list.  If you are one of our amazing FabFree readers or group members and you know of a place that offers these items, and it is not already on our ’30’days list, please feel free to also contact me inworld.  It would be most helpful if you could put it in a note card…I get very busy and my brain forgets things…so a note card is a great way for me to have something to reference.  If we have a new place to add to our list, I will highlight them in a post; as well as highlighting all the other fantastic contributors on our FabFree ’30’ days list.

Thank you for helping to keep the list fresh and current for all our wonderful new Second Life residents and thank you for all the support you give FabFree every day…we have absolutely the BEST readers and group members!

Happy shopping!

~Xiu~
XiuLanSigTag


UPDATE: Starry Sky Festival Freebs @ iTutu / ONE / Bedizen

Quickie: The gifts from Tanabata Starry Sky Festival @ iTutu are still available and there are a few more goodies added as rubber boots and glasses (says the Fashcon notice). There was no “deadline” announced but you better go now if you want to own a cute Starlit Swimsuit by KAO (bikini, free), prayer bracelet&earring set by :sey (free), FA Normal Hair/3 color set (darksilver, darkness blue, neo black – free), FA Normal Hair for Newbies 3 color set (deep red, platinum blond, sweet brown – 3 sizes, free) and a lovely Star Camisole by aN (dollarbie). Click the tp-sign in front of you at your landingpoint (your map will be opened, click “teleport”). There´s one booth with freebies and other booths with normal prized stuff.

Katerina Kirax was so kind to let me know about her new store Bedizen @ The Monkey Mall, Dindrane Elfor 207, 177, 49 (thanks and congrats, Katerina!). There are more small shops with freebies, have a look! Bedizen is upstairs and 3 dollarbie shirts are pictured on the wall inside the shop. I show you Catalina Cropped Tee and Mara Revisited. Very well done tops, I like them 🙂

Ways ago Claire Harford (owner of Symphony Skins, see former post) dropped me a pair of great jeans including a tutorial how to make them yourself using GIMP. You can get the jeans incl. tutorial for 1 Linden at ONE – 1 L and Freebie Shop, Hot Silly Peppers Lab, Afton 114, 179, 124. ONE is a great place with many freebies and dollarbies! While there I grabbed the pretty Fashion Doll Tops (music red, pink butterfly, white flowers – free) by Kryptonia Paperdoll.

Once again I´m wearing Rockberry`s Newbie Skin ( 1 L) and this time you can see the cute butterfly tattoo and the “rockberry tattoo” on the back!


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Pig`s Kick Closet

Hopefully, there´s enough space in your inventories for tons of cute … funny … colored … girlie stuff 🙂

Do a search in groups for the group named “Pig`s Kick Closet” (creator of all item is Rin Paine, I couldn´t figure out a main store). Use the phrase “pig kick”, it´s the only choice. Join the group for free and go to the notices. I didn´t count the notices (they are numbered) but every single notice has an attachment. It´s up to you (and your poor inventory) how often you want to click “open attachement“! And it´s hard work to unpack all items once you are proud owner of zillion boxes with lovely clothes from Rin Paine 🙂

I can´t show all camis, tube tops, tees and so on. That would be ways too much. And all items come on several layers and in several colors, too! Shown are:

No27 CrashCheckShortPT pink and white – No10 BelLipstickCami silver – No6 RobeSpinCami white – No23 MadStarTee pink- No33 DollCatDressTee blue – No7 BlackSugarSocks short/long – No16 MixedBoundaryCami white – No28 GirliesSweetBearCami green – No35 GradationBorderLT purple – No25 KumaTee white – No18 OhanaEthnicalTubeTop pink – No3 FruitPanelCami orange – No26 CottonEmbroideredCami white- No22 ThickCheckCami (incl.Day&NightSocks brown) – No17 OhanaKnitTubeTop brown – No14 ShortCakeTubeTop pear – No31 MadRabbitTee

You will be busy hours by hours with all those amazing group gifts but perhaps you can spare a few minutes … than head over to White Clover, Toyota 31, 44, 26, and grab the cute Mikan pigtail01 hair in black (comes in 2 sizes) for 1 Linden. Your next tp goes to Rockberry, Scaramanga 5, 42, 66. There´s a big ad on the wall showing the lovely Rockberry Newbie Skin (comes with tattoo) also for 1 Linden.

Black Shorts are part of a group gift from 3Cupcakes (Mimi Coral) To join the group you have to pay 250 Linden.

Brown Getups (boots) are a Lucky Chair prize from Copycat Don`t Get It Twisted.

Converse [Danger] are 25 Linden (only the red framed pair!) from :::LiNe:::


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PEPPERMINT BLUE / CRYSTAL LINE

At the moment I´m posting this there are 2 free Assistance Sets available at Peppermint Blue`s FashionBar Odaiba . Alice07 Barzane always offers free sets but they are changing monthly, I think. So if you are there and can´t get the freebies posted here, don´t worry (and don´t whine about it, please, no drama, you didn´t miss the love of your life!). Soon you will find another freebie at this place, be patient.

First we have Another SkinSeF Assistance Set. It comes with complete outfit (pants, skirt, tee, stockings, hoodie, shoes, bangles …), SeF Skin (ElohMod, license is included), 3 hairstyles (I´m wearing RedKnit Cap/BlondeHair), face light, heigth meter, 3 shapes (170/180/190 cm – not shown).

Second we have SeF Assistance Set MakeUp 0301 May Collection. It comes again with 3 shapes (not shown), 1 hairstyle Hair 02, 7 skins (Blue Violet, Blue Violet Tan Line, Cool Pink, Cool Pink Tanline, Nature Tanline, Party Red, Party Red Tanline – but without nipple pasties! I have to check back from where I`ve got it). And of course the complete outfit including shoes, gloves and stockings. Oooh, and a Portable Posestand HUD (love it!)

The photo studios I´m using are from Crystal Line (prices are 10L, 15 L and 50 Linden). Check out this place, you can try the photo studios, sit on a prize chair, there´s a free hairstyle, a 1 L-goldfish bowl, inexpensive poses as well as backgrounds for the studio.


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CMFF & GaZoV Designs

Greta Gazov, designer and owner of GaZoV Designs, dropped me her new freebie box with wonderful and cute stuff! Thank you again, Greta!

Tp over to GaZoV Designs new store (update your LMs, please!), the freebie box is sitting on the table. Take a look around, the new shop is beautiful as well as the new releases there 🙂 Greta Gazov makes us happy with a big bunch of freebies: Lucky LV necklace/ring/bracelet, Camo RD bracelet/necklace, Camo RP bracelet/necklace, Satin flowers in red and black, Lolita bows in red and black (for arms and hair) and the cute Kitty umbrella (comes with poofer, too), matching Kitty bangles and necklace.

Nat Donat dropped me a notecard with a great freebie tip, thank you Nat! At CMFF Skins, Clothing & Shoes by Chip Midnight there´s a freebie vendor in the corner with 27 free items! I don´t show you all items in this post, there is more stuff as pants and a jacket for men, and newbie hair.

We have brown (are the really brown?) leather pants matched with Kimono Wrap Top, Black Sequin Halter, CutOut Sleeve Top, Long Roses Frill Top, Sparkle Knit Top, FurTrim Shrug worn with ArtSpace T-Shirt, Butterfly Halter, OfftheShoulder Drape Top and Strapless Long Floral Wrap *blushes* Lots of goodies!

All tops are really cute and goes great with any other pants or jeans or skirts.

All tops/brown leather pants (0 L)

CMFF, Freelon 45/64/23

KittySet with umbrellas, CamoRD&CamoRP set,

Lolita Bows, Satin Hairflowers, Lucky LV set (0 L)

GaZoV Designs, Isla del Mar 143/155/28

Ada Shoes No 3 in cheetah (0 L)

Ada Store, Fontaine 39/104/50

Quelita Beauty QS Skin Freebie (subscr.gift 0 L)

available at biancaF., Addictive 130/122/22

Fab Hazel


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RANDOM selection: ANGELICO B, MOONTAN, ASHStyle, IZUMIYA and BUBBLEFISH

Random Fashion by Garbage Prototype has added great stuff at GNUBIE STORE (3rd floor). There are skins, hair and clothes for male and female avatars. I´m wearing High and Wasted Pants (female). They come on several layers and are wearable with or without suspenders. Pinestriped Pants are from the male section but they look great on girls too. Stacey is one of the 2 nice female hairstyles and comes in 23 colors. And Jack (I´m sure you know that´s my favorite *grin*) is one of the 2 available male styles.


Another cute hairstyle I´m wearing in the pics is IZUMIYA´s Hat & Hair. It´s free and comes in black L/M/S, blue L/M/S and brown L/M/S. The freebies and dollarbies are on the 2nd floor, there are tons of free stuff, check it out! There´s a TP-sign at the entrance.
I matched the High and Waisted Pants with ASH Style`s versatile Plain Shirt in white (2 layers, prim collar). The shirt is pictured on a sign at the shop entrance.
Bubblefish Atomic Soda is offering a Failed Transaction Shirt – maybe it will help in anyway to preserve the evil *g* The absolute neccessary shirt for all residents is free and located (big sign) on the counter desk.
MOONTAN´s has a sweet little Teddy keychain as her new freebie. You can wear this goodie on a belt, bag and so on, or on a button as I do.


And if you need some nice stuff for your home or your store, ANGELICO B Designs has something for you at her furniture shop: Lamp Pink Glass small and tall and Green Mist Art Framed Painting.

Skin:La Sylphide Ingrid Light-smokey
(Starlust Motel opening gift o L)

Cubana 119/241/23

Jack hair (1 L), Stacey hair (1L), PinestripedFab Hazel

Pants (1 L),High& Waisted Pants (1L), all by RANDOM available at
Gnubie Store, Powder Mill 121/142/34
RANDOM Fashions, Woolybear 204/200/651

Plain Shirt white (0 L)
ASH Style, Sokri 175/77/70

Failed Transaction Shirt (o L)
BubblefishAtomicSoda,Tentacle 160/116/25

KeychainTeddy (0 L)
MOONTAN´s, Starfish 205/218/34

Hat&Hair worn in black (0 L)
IZUMIYA, MoonCat Izumo 146/24/25

Lamp Pink Glass small/tall (1 L/each)
Green Mist Art Framed Painting (1 L)

ANGELICO B Designs (furniture), Rumpus 26/117/72