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Before and After

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Cheerio gang!

This post is not your typical before and after.  Oh gosh I *do* love me a before and after, you know when they do makeovers?  It is one of my fondest wishes to one day get a makeover by professionals.  Alas.  But I love a makeover, it’s always so exciting to see what changes they make and how awesome whomever or whatever they were working on came out!

This is kind of a reverse before and after to showcase the awesome goodies I got at the Arcade Event, courtesy of Pare’.  Now, if you want to get all the juicy details of how the new system at the arcade works, I spelled it all out in my previous post here.  With that out of the way, let’s get on to the fun stuff, the goodies!  The machine for Pare’ is called Night Crawlers and is 75L a play and I had to come back on subsequent days to get both the outfits I was lucky enough to grab.  The above was the pink, which I love.  The below photo shows the Halloween version which I was lucky enough to get on my second day try.  I was originally going to just blog the pink one, but when I got the Halloween one as well, I couldn’t resist combining the two.

So, what exactly do I call my before and after?  The first photo, above, is before the Zombie Apocalypse, the second photo before is, well, after, obviously, and our brave heroine can tell she has become outnumbered and she is about to become Zombie herself.  Notice how she is biting her lip in distress?  So she has gone from geek chic to zombie hunter.

As I stated in my previous post, you choose the size you want to play for in the machine and I chose Maitreya Lara as that is what I wear.

Lessons learned by our lovely heroine… a gun works better than an axe when fighting zombies.  Unfortunately.

The End

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Photo 1

Clothes

Outfit – 7. Pare’.Ame Lined Uniform – Maitreya (75L per play at The Arcade)
Glasses – Oddysee Nana Glasses
Shoes –
Ahroun Designs Originals Angie Boots 09

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Doe Nova Solid Essentials RARE
Lips – Mimmi Kiss me Gloss

Extras

Pups – Birdy Boudoir Snow Cuddle & Snow Follow RARE

Photo 2

Clothes

Outfit – 13.Pare’ Larme Full Bloody Outfit RARE – Maitreya (75L per play at The Arcade)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Doux Silent
Face Wounds – Naja Bloody Slashes, THC Wound Tattoos face blood splatter and Lelutka add on Bloody Murder

Extras

Pose and ax – Fashiowl Poses – Legend

 


The Doorway into Autumn

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Hey gang,

I’m here with Tara (aka Miss Tee, aka Chia pet, aka Chi, etc etc) to share with you some gorgeous Autumn decor for your home.  This week would have been Tara’s birthday if her real life self were still here and although I have been unable to find a shih tzu companion in world that looks like her (she was a black and white shih tzu, and I kept her hair cute and short, as she was a bit of a tomboy!), I try to get as close as I can and this little one from Rezz Room is very cute.  😉  (My Golden Animesh Sumner is also based on a real life furbaby of mine I had many moons ago).

But I digress, I am here to speak of the glories of autumn decor, it’s just that she is on my mind this week, September is a difficult month for me, I lost Sumner on the 29th of August, my dad on the 18th and my Mom on the 29th.(not the same year of course)  So with them all lumped together and my little Tee’s birthday in the mix, it’s in the forefront of my mind lately.

Let’s talk about Autumn!  Shanti always has some goodies for free for everyone and this time of year is no exception.  Not only is there a free box of autumn themed goodies (including the rug here and several other items!) but there is also the fireplace behind me for 55L, along with the cute sunflower tapestry, which I love for only 45L but brand new this year is the Ready for Autumn Golden who is only 1L!  I’ve taken a closer-up photo below to show you the little lights so cozy on the fireplace and on our autumn wreath wearing handsome pup as well!  It’s all got a soft lovely glow that will bring a cozy atmosphere to those chilly autumn nights coming up!
No group required for any of these goodies.

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Don’t forget all clothing at Shanti is 75L and under, clothing for mesh bodies is on the right and for classic and BOM, on the left.  Though some of the mesh bodies contain classic clothing, just check the vendors for that.  😉

Also, my cute boots are a free group gift from Promagic, they have a load of group gifts and their group is free to join (ok its a whole ROOM of group gifts).

I’m still hoping summer will come back because this girl is not a fan of the cold.  The only *good* thing is that I get to whip out my collection of fingerless gloves that I love to wear.  😉  Of course with covid, I’ve been reduced to wearing them at home, but that’s ok, my hands are cold all winter.  😉 (as if I need an excuse to wear them!)

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Giuliadesign Zuri Gold (via Girls Heaven Event October)
Necklace – Addams Penelope Necklace (Free group gift, group is 5L to join) (previously blogged here and here)
Boots – Promagic Unleash Boots (Free Group Gift, group is free to join)

Body 

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

Decor

Fireplace – Shanti Home Cozy Autumn Fireplace (55L)
Rug – Shanti Home Beautiful Autumn Rug (Free Gift/No Group Join Required)
Tapestry – Shanti Home Sunflower Saying Tapestry (45L)
Autumn Golden Retriever – Shanti Home Ready for Autumn Pupper (1L) 
Shih Tzu – Rezz Room Shih Tzu Companion


Laundry Day!

Laundry Day

Here I am gang, back again in stark contrast to my previous (solo – not the one where I am fending off a pack of wild redheads) post, I’m back to my old self again and catching up on some chores.  Plants watered, check.  Blog posts done, check.  Rent paid, check.  Laundry…. in progress!

Doing the laundry is much more fun when you can bring along some adorable cuteness with you to snuggle and smooch while you wait!  My favorite part about laundry is when the dryer stuff comes out nice and toasty… ahhhhhh.  Even if it is hot out for some reason, the heat in fresh laundry is so soothing.  I wonder why that is.  Do you know?

Of course with all my laundry needing to get done, I had to find a new outfit to wear while I washed the rest and so I headed over to the Free Dove, cause I haven’t been in a while, to see what newness they might have.  I wasn’t disappointed of course because I found this to die for outfit (I may live in this and be buried in it!).  I absolutely love the bohemian pattern on the top with the Indian elephants.  Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE.  I know I show you all sorts of styles in my posts my friends, but bohemian (and my whimsical side LURVES Kawaii) is where my soul does a happy dance.  I don’t find nearly as much bohemian as I would like nowadays, it feels like the entire grid is obsessed with jumpsuits lately.  So when I do find it, get out of the way cause Imma gonna do a big ol happy dance!!!

Bonus points if I can find Bohemian and Pink combined!  That’s absolutely ME to a T!

This very yummy ensemble was created by FurtaCor.  You get the top and shorts (plus boots and a necklace not shown) for free, natch cause its the Free Dove, and it fits:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

The pose and laundry basket (I had to adjust the size of it) I found on market by Danu for 37L. She has lots of affordable poses, so her store is a good one to check out for poses if you don’t want to break the bank.  She has some really cute ones.

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Top and Shirts – FurtaCor Malu Set (free via The Free Dove)
Necklace – Cray

Body 

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

Extras

Pose & Props – Danu Need Laundry (37L on Market)
Background – Fluffy Stuff Washateria (For the Spoonful Of Sugar Event to Benefit Doctors Without Borders until October 2))
Puppy – +Half-Deer+ Pomeranian – Lay (Merle)


Hachi & I

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So, just sitting here with my buddy Hachi musing about this adorbs summer dress that I found for only 5L on market.  Yup, it’s true!  Aria has a bunch of items on Market for only 5L, but its just today and tomorrow (the 13th and 14th) so ya gotta hurry on this one!  Everything was so cute I didn’t know what to pick to blog for y’all, but this dress felt so beachy and Hawaiian, I chose it.  This fits only Maitreya but their items fit all kinds of bodies, you just have to check the listings.

Hachi is from Fashiowl and he came with a set of really cute poses for only 60L for the Happy Weekend Sale, I just checked and they still have it up, so if you want him, go grab him NOW.  You will be glad you did, I had sooo much fun posing with him!  By the way, he fits all sizes of bodies!!  😀

❤ Arielle

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Dress – Aria Blue Flowers Ellie Dress (5L on market)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova
Head Applier –  Velour Annya Pearl
Eyes– LAQ  Gaia Eyes Green
Hair – Catwa Lolo Light Blondes

Extras

Hachi – Fashiowl Hachiko (60L for Happy Weekend)

 


Sharing a Snack

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There’s not much more I love in this world than puppies and horses.  Seriously, I could leave nearly all the human race behind and be on an island of puppies and horses, I would be one happy chickie!  Honestly, I talk more to animals, plants and inanimate objects than I do to other people most of the time!

Can you spell I N T R O V E R T?  lol!

Anyhoo!  Another thing I love is cute clothes that I can get for cheap or even better free!  Today I’ve got a super cheap cute outfit for you from Cremosas Store who is one of out Fab Free designers.  It is one of many in her store, this one is a romper that is overall style and soooooo cute for summertime!  This cute ensemble will cost you only 25L!  They do come in lots of different colors, but I chose purple.

It fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

❤ Arielle

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Romper- Cremosas Romper Sigma (25L)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova
Head Applier –  Velour Annya Pearl
Eyes– LAQ  Gaia Eyes Green
Hair – D!va Tomoko2 Moonstone

Extras

Puppies – TLC Animals Dalmations
Pose – Denden Poses Tantric
Gummies –  Seka’s Gummy Treats (previously blogged here)


Puppies Don’t Need to Social Distance!

Epiphany Goodies

Hey gang,

Can you imagine I had *never* been to The Epiphany before this week???  So seriously what is wrong with me?  I had a *blast* and I found some awesome goodies to share with you.  I’m not sure how much longer Epiphany runs for so, if you want to go play in the plethora (my favorite word lately, can you tell??) of Gachas, go soon! But for the moment, let’s see what fun stuff I found!

You should always have a sidekick

My first fun goodie is my little Pomsky from HEXtraordinary.  He is animated and sooooooo cute (you can tell I have a thing by now for the pups!), he even looked up and what I was holding for the picture!  The gacha for these little guys is 75L

Speaking of what I am holding…

My sign, is from Nerth and was a 50L gacha.  Yes, I realize the whole pandemic is *finally* winding down a bit (yay!), but as an introvert, I have always hated people I don’t know getting in my personal space.  I mean, is it really necessary to bump me with your shopping cart repeatedly when we are both standing in line and the line is not moving?  I think the six feet rule should stay in place.  You stay in your space, I will stay in mine.  After all I have *always* followed this rule by staying out of the space of strangers, I think they should extend the same courtesy to me.  I *really* wanted to the sign saying “up for adoption” but didnt get it.  It would have been fun to see if anyone adopted me.  😉

The Jewels, Oh the jewels!

The lovely jewels on my forehead are from Okiya.  They were a rare from a 50L gacha.

Yes the backdrop too!

The building behind me is from ninety.  This was a 50L gacha.  It had all different buildings that you could use to make your own street!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is stylin’ in…

Clothes

Outfit– YOU By GeMyles Jasmine Outfit and Heels (via EBento Event)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova
Head Applier –  Velour Amanda Pearl
Eyes– LAQ  Bento Eyes Green
Hair – Truth Vivid (Blondes)

Extras

Pomsky – 3. *HEXtraordinary* Pomsky Pal Companion – White (75L gacha) (via The Epiphany)
Sign–NERTH / NOTES MINI GACHA / 6FT (50L gacha) (via The Epiphany)
Forehead Jewels – OKIYA. Glitterella – Tiara (silver) RARE (50L gacha) (via The Epiphany)
Building/backdrop – ninety – Build 10 (50L gacha) (via The Epiphany)

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Pugs & Kisses

Pugs n Kisses

The weekend is the perfect time to dress up and spend some time hanging out with a four legged date!  Heck, they don’t care if you dress up or not.  But it’s fun to dress up so I do.    This cute little guy comes to me courtesy of Dench Designs who are (is??) having a flash sale on them!  You get a plethora of pugs, for NOT a plethora of lindens!  This flash sale goes til Tuesday (great band back in the day!  lol), and you can get the puggies for only 32L!  If you can’t make it there by Tuesday (thats *not* a band…. that I know of.), then you can get the puggies for 60L.  Which is still a faboo price!  You just rez the pug bed and click it and choose what you would like the pug to be doing.  I made him sit so he could be pretty for my picture.  This is the ad which shows your pug activity choices:

For the love of Pug Ad

Each pug is indeed animated and soooo stinking cute!  They are perfect company for that at home with my pug date night!  😀  Grab the popcorn and a movie and get ready for lots of pugs and kisses from your little four legged date!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is stylin’ in…

Clothes

Jacket and blouse – Web Dew Jacket Gwen (Pink)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova
Head Applier –  Velour Annya Pearl
Eyes– LAQ  Bento Eyes Green
Hair – Truth Vivid (Blonde)

Extras

Pug & Bed – Dench Designs For the Love of Pugs (Flash sale until Tuesday 32L, 60L regular price)

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The Cat in the Hat

Cat in the Hat

Hello Fab Free, and Happy Weekend! I’ve got a quickie for you this Saturday morning that you’re going to love, so let’s get right to it. Jian has out the cutest Santa hats as group gifts. There are two versions, one with a puppy peeking out from under the hat, and the one I’m wearing with a kitten under the hat. Each hat has a touch menu with several color choices for the main part of the hat, and several fur textures for the kitten or puppy. Jian’s store group is free to join, and you can also still pick up their previous group gift.

Next up, I couldn’t resist sharing with you Cae’s Saturday Sale jewelry set. The beautifully detailed “Jingle” set includes pretty bow and jingle-bell earrings with a matching necklace. The set has a texture change hud with quite a few choices for the gemstones in the bow, and several metal options for the metal parts of the jewelry. At just 75 linden, you don’t want to miss this perfect for the holidays set at Cae.

That’s all for now, go get some!

Credits: 

  • Hat w/Kitten or Puppy – JIAN – Santa Baby Hats – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Hair – Foxy – Gemini
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika – Honey
  • Face Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Let it Go – Free Access Group Gift *Originally Shown Here
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Eye Liner – Pout! – Pop! Liner – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join *Originally Shown Here
  • Lipstick – Alaskametro – Fey Lipgloss
  • Jewelry – Cae – Jingle Collection – 75L for Saturday Sale
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Manicure – e.marie – Mix&Match – Oval – Falalala Festive
  • Sweater Dress – Dead Doll – Enid Cable Knit *Recent Fifty Linden Friday Offer
  • Body Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Pose by Izzie’s
  • Photo taken at a private location


New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: Puppy

Welcome aboard!

Puppy – Added 12/06/20

How to grab your gifts!

To pick up these group gifts, you will need to have your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag activated (It’s free to join!).  To join the group, copy and paste the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about

>>>  Click the graphic below to find the GIANT FabFree Group Gift Listing!

Dont Mind Me, Just Making A Button For The Blog!


Vintage Modern

Vintage Modern

Happy weekend Fab Free’rs! Have you every visited a quaint little bed and breakfast and walked in and fell in love? Then entered the bathroom and said to yourself OMG I want this. The wanting is easy in the real world, but not as easy to achieve the dream bathroom in real life. Not to mention it may not go aesthetically well with the rest of your home décor. Here in Second Life you can have it all! You just have to find the pieces to make it come true. The Muniick Chalet Rue Chabot Bathroom Add-On. Is a great start, if you love vintage bathrooms like I do.

Muniick 60L Happy Weekend

The Chalet Rue Chabot Bathroom Add-On is one of the Happy Weekend 60 linden offers at Muniick this weekend only. This 60L buy will get you the towel cabinet with accessories, a working cabinet door, and touch menu color choices. The set also includes the shower curtain ring for the clawfoot tub (sold separately). There are 4 texture choices for the curtain. Finally, this Happy Weekend offer also includes a décor pack with an un-linkable bath caddy, towels, rug, toilet paper caddy, and a potted plant. If you like the clawfoot tub, and who wouldn’t, it’s also on sale separately for 60 linden. It too has touch menu color change options as well as many detailed features.

Muniick 50L Manly Weekend

To further complete  your Second Life bathroom renovation, check out the Manly Weekend offer at Muniick as well. The 8-piece Chalet Rue Cabot Vanity & Toilet set is on sale for just 50 linden. The set includes the vanity cabinet, mirror, wall sconces, apothecary jars, toilet, and toilet paper holder. The vanity cabinet, and toilet have color change options also. Again, these amazing offers at Muniick are available this weekend only!

Manly Weekend - 50L$

JIAN

Finally, I’m sure you noticed the cute fluffy little rascal settled into his basket full of toys. This Bichon pup is a free group gift at JIAN. This adorable doggy is animated, he (or she/they) has different fur texture choices, and can be named. The JIAN group is free to join so you don’t have to resist bringing this fur baby home. The cute basket with toys means I get to bring him into any room in the house, whether I’m relaxing in the living room, or picking up the bathroom. I hope you enjoy this bundle of fluff as much as I do. Have a great weekend Fab Free!

Credits:

Muniick Chalet Rue Chabot Bathroom Add-On – 60L Happy Weekend *This Weekend Only!

  • Towel Cabinet
  • Shower Ring w/Curtain
  • Bath Caddy
  • Shower Accessories (rug, towels, plant)

Muniick Chalet Rue Chabot Bathroom Vanity & Toilet Set – 50L Manly Weekend *This Weekend Only!

  • Vanity Cabinet
  • Toilet
  • Toilet Paper Holder
  • 3 Apothecary Jars
  • Sconces
  • Mirror

Additional Furniture & Décor

  • BathMuniick – Chalet Rue Chabot Bathtub – 60L for Happy Weekend *This Weekend Only!
  • Basket w/Bathroom ItemsVARONIS – Tropical Bliss/Basket Clutter
  • Bathroom ProductsVARONIS – Tropical Bliss/Bathing Products
  • Potted Ivy PlantMithral – Wall-mounted Green Pothos
  • Window CurtainDeath Row Designs – Series 01 – Drapes Light *modified
  • SlippersR2A – Slink House Slippers – Red
  • Butterfly Wall ArtStockholm&Lima – Little Butterfly Boxes
  • Basket w/Puppy & ToysJIAN – Bischon Basket – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 
  • BackdropSaintStreet – Giftroom Backdrop (light) *modified floor