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Envious Hearts

Sweetheart
Hello Fab Free’rs! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Is it too early to be thinking about Valentine’s Day? I’m not sure if it’s all the Valentine’s Day stuff I’m already seeing in stores or what but I saw this cute dress by Envious and instantly wanted to wear it. I suppose it doesn’t have to be a Valentine’s Day only dress. Either way, it sure is cute with it’s Peter Pan style collar and little red hearts.

Whether you save it for Valentine’s Day or wear it right away, at just 1 linden (no group needed) this sweet dress from Envious is well worth the effort. You’ll find it for sale among the current Envious group gifts. It comes in several mesh sizes and includes an alpha layer for Classic non-mesh avatars. Don’t miss out on this adorable dollarbie from Envious!

Mesh Sizes included: Standard Mesh (xxs – L), Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass, TMP

Here are the details, Enjoy!

HairMagika – 03 – Which Witch

Skin – #12 Essences [Lydia M02] (Past Pocket Gacha)

Head –  CATWA HEAD Uma

Dress – Envious – Red Heart – 1 Linden

Tattoos –  Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Body/Hands –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

*Pose by Signature Poses

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Goodnight Dolores

Cranberries
Hello there Fab Free’rs! I’m happy you’re here, even though my post might be a little bit somber. As you may or may not have heard, the world lost another iconic musician yesterday. Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries passed away leaving behind a legacy as one of rock music’s beloved front women. Dolores was an incredibly talented musician and so much more to those that knew and loved her. She was definitely one of the women I deeply admired as a young person and am still inspired by. I could continue with an entire blog post, or two, speaking about my admiration for Dolores O’Riordan, and the many ways she’s influenced my life and the lives of countless others. I won’t. I’ll just end this explanation and tribute by saying how saddened I am to learn of her death, and how deeply I appreciate her and the incredible gift that is the music she left behind.

A Tribute in Plastik

In tribute to Dolores O’Riordan the designer at Plastik put out this little crop top featuring some of the better known lyrics from one of the most recognized songs by the Cranberries. The halter style top reads “In Your Head, In Your Head, Zombie, Zombie” which was very much a politically charged grunge rock anthem, and still is.  The top comes in several mesh sizes, and is completely FREE for everyone. You can purchase yours at the Plastik main store for zero linden.

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

The Situation has EscalateD

To go with the top from Plastik I picked up the most recent Fab Free group gift hairstyle from EscalateD. To me it has a very ’90s grunge rock aesthetic. The style comes in 2 sizes, each with or without the little stars. This Fab Free exclusive gift also includes a “Fab Free” color hud which has black hair with a wide range of brightly colored ends. There is also a color change hud for the little stars. To get your copy of this edgy hairstyle, just wear your Fab Free group tag and click the gift vendor at EscalateD. As always, the Fab Free group is FREE to join.

Here are the details!

Hair – .EscalateD. Olivia – Hair *stars*  – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is FREE to Join

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Head Applier – #12 Essences [Lydia M02] – Pocket Gacha December

Skin –  Essences – Medium02

Top Plastik – :[P]:- Rianelle- Cranberries – FREE Gift 

Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Rings – ^^Swallow^^Maitreya Aphrodite Bento Rings

*Pose by FOXCITY

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Queen for a Day

Queenz
Oh Hello There! Welcome back to the blog Fab Free’rs! I’m excited you’re here. I’m also pretty darn excited about this dress, and the little clutch I found to go with it. It’s Saturday and I’m so ready for a night out, and now I’ve something sexy to wear. Keep reading and I’ll tell you how to get the dress and clutch without breaking your linden bank.

Queenz

I think Pru looks like a sultry Queen in this FREE group gift dress from Queenz. It is undeniably revealing, however I think it’s equally elegant looking with the long sleeves and soft dark fabric. The gown comes in several mesh sizes and includes a color change hud with 5 color variations. At this time the Queenz group is FREE to join making this fabulous dress absolutely FREE, all you need is group space.

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

Swallow

The one irksome thing about most gowns, no pockets. That does however give a girl an excuse to get a matching clutch! I stumbled across this cute studded heart-shaped clutch at Swallow. It’s one of their more recent group gifts, there are several currently available. This gift includes 2 of the clutches, they are identical except one attaches to the right hand and the other to the left hand. Which doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it really does make things so much easier. There is also a color change hud with 12 color options for the main part of the clutch, 4 color options for the hardware, and 4 options for the spiked studs. Currently the Swallow group is 40 linden to join.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – *booN ARK554 hair black/chocolate/purple

Head/Hair Base –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Head Applier – #12 Essences [Lydia M02] – Pocket Gacha (December)

Skin –  Essences – Medium02

Tattoos –  Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

GownQueenz – .Q. January Gift -Neo Gown – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Clutch – ^^Swallow^^ BadLove Clutch – FREE Group Gift/Group is 40L to Join 

Shoes – #EMPIRE – Triteleia

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

*Pose by Signature Poses

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 01/12/2018 – Deadly Nightshade

Deadly Nightshade
Hello Fab Free’rs, and welcome back to the blog for another edition of Fab Free Designer Friday. This week I get to talk about Deadly Nightshade. Not the plant, the shop! Deadly Nightshade is self-described as “bringing you quality avatar accessories of the magical and otherworldly varieties.” After browsing the shop, I felt like it was a sort of Second Life version of an Occult shop. At Deadly Nightshade you’d purchase accessories and other items to aid in an otherworldly or magical appearance. Most of the items I encountered are unisex as well, so the guys can get accessorized also.

The Deadly Nightshade shop has a very minimalist setup with signage on the floor guiding you to different types of merchandise. There are walking accessories, wearable auras, gachas, and more to explore. I even spotted a tiny bit of women’s clothing, and some decor. The landing point is a round central room where you’ll find everything you need in regards to shop information, group gifts, and events. Fitting with the round room, the circulation desk at Deadly Nightshade is also round. You’ll want to check out the desk, it’s where you’ll find the Fabulously Free in SL group gift. Both the Fab Free group and the Deadly Nightshade group are FREE to join. So if you’re looking for something different, something magical perhaps, you won’t want to miss out on these Fabulous FREEBies!


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New Year New Everything

New Year New Everything
Hello hello Fab Free’rs! It’s a new year, so why not make everything new?!  Recently I posted about new skins and even some lingerie. Today I’m having fun with some furry new friends, a cute new outfit, and a brand new space to call home. Keep reading to find out the how and where you can get each of these FREE or inexpensive items. First, let’s talk about these adorable fur babies!

Puppies!

The adorable little guy on the cushion is not only as cute as he can be, he’s also completely FREE. You can pick this little guy up at Japonica, he is a FREE gift from TLC Animated Animals. Part of what makes him (or her!) so adorable is that he is animated. This little puppy wags his tail and moves his head. There are also little particle feathers that come up out of the cushion where the little rascal tore it. To take him home all you need to do is purchase the box for zero linden from the TLC shop at Japonica.

The second equally adorable puppy in my arms is also at Japonica. There several variations of this furry friend by Who What, each wearing a pretty little kimono. These pups are a gacha item, the one I have is called “Friday” and is one of the common gacha prizes from the Who What gacha at Japonica. This sweet puppy has the hold animation shown (the ground sit is part of Pru’s AO) as well as a typing animation. When you type in local chat the pose will change so that you are holding your puppy and vertically instead of horizontally and cute hearts and butterfly particles are emitted. To get your sweet kimono wearing pup just play the Who What gacha for 48 linden per play.
___.who what.___ [Jpn] -kyouno wanko- gacha key

MOoH!

If you haven’t checked out the more recent Fab Free group gift listing, you should. This sweater and leggings combo is the current Fabulously Free in SL group gift from MOoh. It’s the kind of outfit that can be perfect for a lazy casual day or be dressed up for a comfortable yet put together look. The outfit comes in several mesh sizes and includes a color change hud that lets you choose the color of the sweater. The Fab Free group is always FREE to join, if you’re not already a member.
Sigrid outfit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kraftwork

Did you happen to notice the gorgeous textures in the room Pru’s sitting in? This photo is a narrow view of the studio apartment style skybox group gift at Kraftwork. This one room skybox is beautifully textured and comes in a “daylight” and a “moonlight” version. The shades and hues are slightly different depending on which version you use. I chose the daylight version, and the appearance of light through the windows is from the windlight settings I used. I love the added illusion of an exterior treeline through the windows. To get your copy of these pretty little skyboxes just join the Kraftwork group and click the group gift vendor near the landing point. The Kraftwork group is just 25 linden to join.
Kraftwork Group Gift

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the details, Enjoy!

HairElikatira – [e] Donna – Ravens

Skin –  .:[PUMEC] :. – .:LOLA:. – FREE Group Gift/Group is 299L to Join *Originally blogged here

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Outfit – MOoH! Sigrid outfit – Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is FREE to Join

Shoes – ::ROC:: Canvas Sneaker! Tiptoe

Tattoos –  Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Puppy (held) – *::.who what.::* [Jpn] -kyouno wanko- 6.Friday – 48L /Play @Japonica

Puppy (on pillow) – TLC Animated Animals – TLC GIFT_Puppy* – FREE Gift @Japonica

Skyboxes – KraftWork GROUP GIFT 2018 Skyboxes – FREE Group Gift/Group is 25L to Join

*Poses – Groud sit is from Pru’s personal AO / the hold pose is part of the puppy.

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A Fabulous New Year’s Eve!

A Fabulous New Year's Eve

The Fabulous Bloggers L to R: Aline Passiflora, Astrid de Manyet, Serena Snowfield, Love Trill, Prudence Rexroth, and Carson Caiben

Champagne and Confetti

It’s pretty hard to get all 6 of us together in the same place at the same time, but we somehow managed to do it this year for New Year’s Eve. Love brought the champagne, I brought the confetti and silly glasses, and as you can see, a fabulously good time was had by all. 😀

What brought us together was this super cute party pose by {NANTRA} Poses, which was sent out as a free gift to subscribers. The gift includes bento poses for 5 people, as well as confetti, three types of 2018 eyeglasses, and champagne flutes for everyone (but not the bottle Love is holding, sorry).

NOTE: Since the pose gift is only for 5 people, and we have 6, I pulled a pose from {NANTRA}’s 2015 NYE gift and popped it on the end. You can see Carson modeling this one on the right.

The Happy New Year Backdrop we’re standing in front of is a free gift from Serenity Style. No group required; just click the vendor and pay 0L.

 

FabFree Bloggers 2018

Carson snapped the above photo before the fireworks began. 🙂

On behalf of all of us here at Fabulously Free in SL, we hope your New Year was a happy one. May 2018 bring you all the joy, happiness, and health you desire. ❤

 

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Aline is wearing…

See Aline’s post “The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway” for credits

Astrid is wearing…

See Astrid’s post “She’s got the look!” for credits

Serena is wearing…

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Natalie
Jewelry: Chop Zuey Seventh Heaven Special Edition (Member Advent Day 10 / 350L to join)
Dress: I.M. Collection SLF&O Dec. 2017 (SLF&O group gift / free to join)

Love is wearing…

See Love’s post “Dinner And Drinks” for credits

Pru is wearing…

See Pru’s post “All Dressed in Black Black Black” for credits

Carson is wearing…

See Carson’s post “Dreaming of Avillon” for credits

Decor…

Serenity Style Happy New Year Backdrop (free gift / 0L)

Pose…

{NANTRA} Poses To the New Year 2018 (subscriber gift / 0L)

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L-O-L-A

Chocolate Lola
Happy New Year Fab Free! I hope you’re all looking forward to a brand new year, I know I am. It feels good to be excited for the future. For my first post of 2018 of course I found pretty lacy things! I also wanted to share with you another of the still available group gifts at Pumec. I showed the Pumec December group gift in my last post “Pumec Cherry” and was inspired to show more. First, the floral bra and panties set by Chocolate Atelier!

Chocolate Atelier at Japonica

While waiting to cheer in the New Year, I came across a new-to-me event called Japonica. As the name would suggest the entire event is Asian themed. I came across a small number of gifts while exploring the event, and this bra and panties set from Chocolate Atelier was one of those “I must have that” moments. The set is completely FREE, just click the vendor and buy the gift for $0 linden. This FREE gift at Japonica includes appliers and classic system layers in 2 color variations. I added a copy of the vendor ad by Chocolate Atelier so you can get a good look at this fabulous FREE gift.

Appliers Included: Slink, Omega, Maitreya, Belleza, TMP

__c.A.__ Mayte _Japonica_ AD

Lola Up Close

Pumec

As I mentioned above, this lovely face is a past group gift at Pumec that is still currently available. I showed the current group gift in my last post “Pumec Cherry.”  This FREE group gift was the November gift at Pumec, her name is Lola, and I love her! Lola comes in a complete fat pack with body applier huds for each skin tone, a head applier for each tone, classic system layer skins, and a matching shape.  Currently the Pumec group is 299 linden to join, and there are several gifts available.

Body Appliers Included: Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Omega  Head Applier Included: Catwa Only

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – TRUTH VIP December – Tinsley – *Originally Shown by Love Here

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Eyes –  IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Skin –  .:[PUMEC] :. – .:LOLA:. – FREE Group Gift/Group is 299L to Join

Lingerie – Chocolate Atelier – Mayte – FREE Gift @Japonica

Tattoos –  Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Furniture w/PoseRoawenwood – Tarkan Set

*Private Location 

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Pumec Cherry

Pumec Cherry
Here I go, here I go, here I go again. Fab Free’rs, what’s my weakness? Skin. Really though, I do love a well-made inexpensive skin. So for this Sunday Funday post I am excited to share with you not only this super cute group gift skin from Pumec, but the just as cute group gift sweater from Cubic Cherry also. I hope you love these awesome group gifts!

Pumec

Like many of us in Second Life, I’m on a very tight linden budget. It’s how I found Fabulously Free in SL many years ago. It’s why I blog what I find, so I can help others like me who want to look fantastic in Second Life and not spend a fantastic amount of linden. That said I finally decided I just had to join the Pumec in-world group. It has a moderate join fee of 299 linden, however the fee more than pays for itself with this December group gift alone.  Also, there are past group gifts still available. This pretty Pumec skin is named Kendra and she comes in a full fatpack. In this gift you’ll get all-in-one body applier huds for each skin tone, a Catwa head applier that works for each skin tone, a set of classic system skins, and a shape.

Body Appliers Included: Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Omega     Head Applier Included: Catwa Only

Cubic Cherry

I love the look of this sweater from Cubic Cherry. It’s one of those items that looks as good on as it does in the ad. This cute billowy sweater is a new group gift. The Cubic Cherry group does have a one time join fee of 66 linden, however there are many group gifts available. All you need to do to get your copy of this “Princess” sweater is head over to Cubic Cherry, join the group, and click the gift vendor.

Mesh Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – lovey dovey :: Regan :: Unicorns

Skin – .:[PUMEC] :. – .:KENDRA:. – FREE Group Gift/Group is 299L to Join

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Sweater – [Cubic Cherry] {Eiko} princess sweater – FREE Group Gift/Group is 66L to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Jeans –  Blueberry – Melanie

*Pose by Signature Poses

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All Dressed in Black Black Black

All Dressed in Black
We made it through Christmas Fab Free! What a fun but hectic holiday! Christmas may be over, but there’s still plenty of reasons to celebrate and have a good time. New Years Eve is coming up in just a few days. I personally always look for gold and silver sparkly things to wear for a New Years Eve party. This year I like the idea of this calf-length black dress from CHAIN and these stiletto booties from Hilly Haalan, both in black. Not only are they ultra sexy, they are FREE group gifts just in time for a party.

CHAIN

This dress. I don’t think I really need to gush about how pretty it is. Right now it is one of several FREE group gifts at CHAIN. The CHAIN in world group has a one time join fee of 100 linden.  The Sally Dress comes with a color change hud that lets you pick from black, silver, or violet. There are also 2 versions of the dress, one with the body chains as shown in the photo above, and one without.

Mesh Size Included: Maitreya Lara Only

Hilly Haalan

I wasn’t sure how these detailed ankle boots would look with the Sally dress when I picked them up as a group gift at Hilly Haalan. Honestly, I love the two together. I think you could just as easily wear these awesome shoes with a pair of fitted jeans and a swanky top. These shoes are one of three group gifts currently available at Hilly Haalan. The Hilly Haalan group is FREE to join at this time, and all the group gifts are conveniently located at the landing point.

Shoe Sizes Included: Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, N-Core, TMP

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair –  #taketomiWEST – Aishwarya – The Hills

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Head Applier –   #01 Essences [Lydia P02] – Pocket Gacha – 58L/play *Previously Blogged Here

Skin –  Essences – Pale02

Dress – CHAIN – Sally Dress – Maitreya – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join 

Tattoos –  Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

ShoesHilly Haalan – [hh] GIFT Florenza Booties – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Signature Poses

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To All a Good Night

To All A Good Night
Happy Holidays Fab Free! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season full of happiness and joy. For today’s post I did a little “shopping” for myself. Actually, I did some gacha-ing. I sat at my home and Pocket Gacha’d until my little heart was content. I have to admit, it was content rather sooner than I would have liked. My linden wallet is quite thin! lol Still, I had lots of fun using the FREE Pocket Gacha HUD without having to go anywhere. I had such fun in fact that I wanted to share my experience with you, and show off the equally fun items I gatcha’d.

e.Marie

I adore over-the-knee socks. These pretty striped socks are from the e.Marie items within the Pocket Gacha this round. There are tons of fun socks, some holiday themed, some not. I lucked out and got one of the Rare sets. This set included a color change hud with several preset options, and optional twinkle lights. The lights have their own hud as well. Also, this is important, you’ll want to make sure that you’re looking at the e.Marie gacha key for your body. Pru wears Maitreya Lara, so I had to be sure to play the “Lara” key for the e.Marie gachas. If that sounds confusing, I promise it is easy, you’ll see what I mean when you scroll through the gacha keys on the hud. These cute socks by e.Marie are just 50 linden per play.

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

Cubic Cherry

It just so happens that the Cubic Cherry sweaters have the possibility of matching quite nicely with the e.Marie socks. These cute fluffy sweaters are just 75 linden per pay. There are tons of commons and a few cute Rares to be had. These are sized for Maitreya Lara wearers only.  Again I felt lucky when I pulled this cute unicorn common from the Cubic Cherry gacha key inside the Pocket Gacha hud. I love unicorns, and this sweater says “99% Unicorn” across the front.

Size Available: Maitreya Lara Only

99 Percent Unicorn
LOTUS

These deep brown eyes are from the Pocket Gacha by LOTUS. Every once in a while I like to change things up and wear eyes that are different from the ones I usually wear. I love the details in these dark eyes by LOTUS. They are also very similar to the color of my own eye in RL. The mesh eyes come with resize scripts, and there is a Catwa applier for the Catwa mesh eyes. The LOTUS Pocket Gacha is just 60 linden per play and there are 15 pretty earth toned commons, and 2 hauntingly pretty Rares.

Essences

I love it when Essences participates in events and things like Pocket Gacha. For this round of Pocket Gacha, Essences has a full set of  Catwa head appliers. There are 10 commons, in the Pale02, Dark01, and Dark02 tones, along with 2 Rares, one Medium02, and the other Pale01. Body Appliers are not included, but can be purchased at the Essences main store. This set of pretty faces is called Lydia, and she’s just 58 linden per play.

P.S. You can also pick up a Pocket Gacha hud at most (if not all) participating stores.

Here are the details, Merry Christmas, and Happy Gacha-ing!!

Hair –  Magika – Luxe Box: May 2016

Head Applier – #05 Essences [Lydia P02] – Pocket Gacha – 58L/play

SkinEssences – Pale02

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Eyes – LOTUS. Brilliant Eyes 13 BOX – Pocket Gacha – 60L/play

Sweater – 04[Cubic Cherry] {WarmUp} sweater unicorn B (mait) – Pocket Gacha – 75L/play

Socks w/Lights – e.marie // High Socks – Stripes RARE {lara exp} – Pocket Gacha – 50L/play

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Signature Poses

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