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Free Join Weekend at 7 Deadly s{K}ins

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A free weekend join!

It’s FREE! to join the 7 Deadly s{K}ins group this weekend and with their special apple harvest event going on during the month of August now is the perfect time to join the group if you are not already in it. What is the apple harvest event you ask? It’s an apple a day gift with your group tag! You pay the vendor 1L and get your 1L returned to you and in exchange get a gift every day for the month of August.

Today’s gift was the Vision Skin Package. It included three colors (the “orange” I am showing you in the picture, as well as two fantasy colors — pink and purple. You get Omega and Maitreya appliers for mesh bodies as well as Omega appliers for mesh heads! And with the free join weekend, all this skin was free today!

Hula!

I found a pretty applier top at Trashed as part of the Addicted to Appliers Hunt! It reminds me of Hawaiian Luaus, and tropical dances, and all things beachy. It only cost me 5L and a little hunting time, making it well worth it. The Omega applier is versatile for fitting many types of mesh bodies, and when paired with a pretty skirt, will have you ready for the beach or other occasions!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier & Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Vision Color Pack (Free Group Gift/Free to Join this weekend only)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Damaris
Hair Flower – LODE – Head Accessory Ann Single Lily White
Top – Trashed – Misha Top (5L for the Addicted to Appliers Hunt) – Hunt ends August 30th
Skirt –  JellyRoll – Calliope Maxi Skirt
Shoes – Pure Poison – Ralu Sandals

Sim Location – Baja Norte

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Coming Up Roses

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Everything is coming up roses! And I found the perfect dress for a casual dance, complete with mesh gloves, so I won’t get pricked with pesky thorns should I happen to be offered a rose to hold!

Bento Gloves are in!

Purplemoon Creations has out a beautiful new group gift, complete with necklace, earrings, and Bento compatible gloves!

Gloves available with this outfit:

  • Fitted Bento gloves
  • Slink Bento gloves
  • Maitreya Bento Gloves

If that weren’t enough, the dress comes in all the popular mesh body sizes as well!

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Put some dancing shoes on, this is a gift you won’t want to miss out on. There is a small group join fee of 50L for the Purplemoon Creations Store group, but the creator is generous with gifts and promotions, making this fee one that is definitely worthwhile. Teleport down and pick up this beautiful gift while it’s available!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – KoKoLoReS – Kit
Outfit –Purplemoon Creations – Alala Outfit B&W Group Gift (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Leila Spumps

Sim Location – The Grande Persian Ballroom

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RUFFLES!

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I think Friday is my new lucky day! I hopped onto SL this morning and my inbox was full of notices of all kinds of new group gifts and a 50 Linden Friday special that I knew I had to have! I was so excited to put this look together for you that I could hardly wait to post it!

New pants!

Pure Poison usually puts out shoes as their group gifts, but this time around they set out a free gorgeous pair of black ruffle front shorts! As always, the group is free to join. I fell in love with these at first sight and actually made the rest of my outfit around this signature piece! When you open your gift package, you’ll find that the Haley shorts come in the following sizes:

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Some browsing…

I did some browsing for the perfect shirt to go with my new shorts, and was in luck when I came across this beautiful Summer Color ruffled top by Toxic Bish. It is a free group gift and the group is free to join. I am showing it off in black in the picture above, but it comes with a texture hud that includes 11 colors and sizes to fit all the popular mesh body types.

Colors you get with this top:

  • White
  • Mauve
  • Brown
  • Hot Pink
  • Salmon
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Mint
  • Black (shown)

50 Linden Friday!

It’s Friday! Yay! The start of the weekend and special shopping deals! I stopped by Exile and picked up this beautiful hairstyle called “Run the World” in a pack of naturals (they also have out a separate pack of pastels for 50L too). It’s really pretty and I love the bangs! It’s a great and versatile hairstyle, perfect for many occasions.

Strike a pose!

I noticed oOo Studio Poses on my 50 Linden Friday list and decided to stop by there for a look. While I didn’t end up using the 50L pose for my picture today, I discovered that there were two free to all gifts sitting on the counter. You can buy the “My Life” pose used in this picture for just 0L, no group needed. It’s great for those of you into Second Life photography. The second pose out on the counter was a reclining pose, and was just as nice!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Run the World (50L for 50L Friday)
Jewelry – The Plastik – Everilda Jewelry
Top – Toxic Bish – Life in Color, Color Summer Top (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Shorts – Pure Poison – Haley Shorts (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)

Pose – oOo Studio Poses – My Life (Free to all Gift)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ] – *Note – Sim is group access only

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Just a Bite

Just a Bite

Today is all about FREE stuff! Free clothes, free jewelry… free food. And who can pass up free food? I stopped by a neat little cafe to take my pictures because free food calls for cafe pictures, right?

Color me pretty

BYRNE sent out an amazing free subscriber gift for July. If you’re already a subscriber, then this tied Flamejob Tie Top is already in your inventory (have you unpacked it yet?). If not, hurry to the main-store and slap that subscriber and get your free gift. It comes in two colors and all the traditional mesh body sizes that you need. As usual it has the BYRNE flair for color with that extra sheen on the texture that I just love. Color me pretty, but I love this top!

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Paired up

I paired my new free top with a pretty pair of free earrings from the Gacha Garden. These were a gift from Luas. You’ll need the Gimme Gacha group to pick up the gift, but the group is free to join, so these earrings won’t cost you a single linden. They are nicely detailed without being overdone and I love the unique look to them. They are just a whole lot of fun!

Are you hungry?

My earrings weren’t the only thing I picked up for free at the Gacha Garden. Another free gift I picked up was the gift package of “Mouth Food” by Artisan Fantasy.

Included in the package is:

  • Mouth Food 1: Mozzarella, Tomato, Avocado
  • Mouth Food 2: Mozzarella, Strawberry, Basil
  • Mouth Food 3: Ham, Cheese, Pickle
  • Mouth Food 4: Feta, Cucumber, Tomato, Olive
  • Mouth Food 5: Watermelon, Feta, Basil (shown)
  • Mouth Food 6: Pigs in a Blanket

Nom, nom… off to nibble my goodies. See you around!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Skin & Head Applier – Lumae – Sabine, T4 fawn / Starlight
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Elikatira – Rue
Earrings – Luas – Sexy Sailor Earrings Gift (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join/at the Gacha Garden)
Mouth Food – Artisan Fantasy – Mouth Food (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join/at the Gacha Garden)
Top – BYRNE – Flamejob Tie Top JulysubGift (Free Subscriber Gift)
Pants – Steel&Ink – Odyssey High Waist Skinny Leggings
Shoes – Pure Poison – Ralu

Sim Location – [ Elysion ]

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Bring Out the Bands

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Bring out the big bands! Or at least the street performers and a good guitar 🙂 I’m ready for some music in this snazzy get-up I found!

The perfect dress.

If you haven’t checked Baby Monkey for group gifts lately, now is the time to stop by. The group has a one time join fee of 20L, but there are three really nice group gifts out, including this Striped Beach Dress which I couldn’t resist. The colors are just fantastic!

It comes in the following sizes:

  • Standard Mesh XXS – L
  • TMP
  • eBody
  • Maireya – Lara
  • Tonic – Curvy & Fine
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

The Hair Fair is still going!

I made another stop at the Hair Fair; this time at the opposite end, and visited the other side of the available sims. Exile has a free gift out that includes a style for both men and women (see guys, you aren’t left out after all!) and I struck gold with this free fatpack of hair called Evie. You’ll want this cute style for yourself!

Happy Shopping everyone!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Skin & Head Applier – Lumae – Sabine, T4 fawn / Starlight
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Evie (0L @ The Hair Fair)
Dress – Baby Monkey – Striped Beach Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is 20L to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Ralu

Sim Location – [ Elysion ]

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Free Group Gift? CHECK!

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Good morning Fabulouses, and happy July 4th to those of you celebrating.  I think I might sit on the deck this afternoon and have a beer, myself so I can celebrate with you.  Oh, who are we kidding?  I’ll use about any excuse to have beer on a hot day!

Check It Out

I came across this new blue checked wrap top as a free group gift at COCO and it is perfect for a day like today, or.. any day really!  It’s so cute, that I have been wearing it for almost three days now lol.  The group is free to join, and you can find this in the VIP section with a whole wall full of other group gifts.  Most of which have probably been blogged on FabFree at one time or another.

Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique
  • Slink Hourglass

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Mesh Feet – Slink Flat
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Summer Hairplay – Chinook (75L per play) – Previously Blogged by Kathryn [HERE]
Top – COCO Wrap Crop Top _ Check Blue (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pants – Pixicat Klara Jeans
Shoes – Pure Poison Lilly Ann Sandals Blue
Pose – LW Poses Everything Changes
Sim – Whimberly

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A Quiet Spot

Quiet Time

Sometimes a little rest and relaxation with a good book and some coffee in a quiet spot is just what is needed to recharge our batteries. Luckily I’m dressed for the occasion.

Full Outfit… 10L price

The Loordes of London Cart at the Cart Wash Sale has a wonderful deal for bargain hunters if you love quality casual wear. Their English Garden Sets are available in 5 colors and for just 10L you get both the top and the matching shorts.

The top has a nice knit look with a cotton edge texture, and the shorts have a quality denim texture. You’ll get standard mesh sizes XXS – L with a quality alpha layer to go with it, if you are still rocking your system body.

See you at The Wash!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Leste
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – pinky
Outfit – Loordes of London – The English Garden Set #11 (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Chloe Sandals in Teal

Sim Location – La Vie

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These Platforms Were Meant for Dancing!

Platforms Were Meant for Dancing

I may not be good at dancing in real life, but in Second Life I can put on my dancing shoes and dance up a jig because it’s Friday and I’m ready for the weekend! I have a couple of special Friday finds for you too!

Hurry and get the shoes!

Pure Poison has out a special 50L Friday deal for you that you won’t want to miss. You can get these gorgeous Ava platforms (perfect for dancing, a date, or just casual wear) for just 50L if you stop by the main-store today! You’ll get a pair in the box to fit Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh feet! The unique design of these shoes caught my eye, and I knew I had to have them!

It’s not over!

We’ve still got about a week of the Women’s Only Hunt left (it lasts until June 24th) so you still have plenty of time to pick up the amazing free gifts out for all of us gals! I stopped by DuckNipple and searched for the coconut and discovered that their free gift was this really terrific Tubetop with colorchange hud. It has great styling and detail with the buckled top and the color change hud lets you choose between 10 different colors! I was so pleased at the variety. In addition it comes in a variety of sizes to fit mesh bodies.

Sizes included:

  • Maitreya
  • Werewolf
  • Hourglass & Physique
  • Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Reva
Top – DuckNipple – TubeTop vs1 (0L for the Women Only Hunt)
Pants – Valentine E. – Jolie Silk Suit Duo Noir
Shoes – Pure Poison – Ava Platforms (50L for 50 Linden Friday – Today Only)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ]

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Summerpalooza @ Sn@tch

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Well… It looks like the rain is finally going to force me off of the beach today, but before I go – I am going to enjoy the refreshing rain, because after three hot days at the beach even that feels fantastic!

A Change In The Weather, A Change In Clothes

I’ve changed out of my swim suit to put some clothes on now that the rain has forced me out of the water.  Sn@tch was kind enough to dress me up for free today.  In fact, I think they will be dressing me up for free all summer, because this week the 7 Seas Fishing Prize at Sn@tch is a 26 piece Summerpalooza Grab Bag Set that includes a ton of summer clothing essentials, shoes and accessories.  You can see me displaying the following:

  • #22:  Trinka Jean Shorts Omega Applier
  • #24:  Trinka Crochet Halter Top Omega Applier (white, pink and blue available!)

You will need to use a 7Seas Casual Fishing Rod, however no bait is required and you can use that one time purchase over and over for future prizes.
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – TRUTH Fenella
Shirt – Sn@tch Trinka Crochet Halters Omega  (free 7 Seas Fishing Prize)
Shorts – Sn@tch Trinka Jean Shorts Omega (free 7 Seas Fishing Prize)
Shoes – Pure Poison Fringe Sandals
Pose – LW Poses Thoughts That Matter
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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Got Your Goat

Huck Thought He Was a Dog

When I was a child I had a goat (I lived on a farm) that thought it was my dog. It followed me everywhere. I wanted a dog pretty badly then and wasn’t yet allowed to have one. So that goat was my favorite animal on the farm. At least until he grew horns and began to butt me! So I couldn’t help be enchanted by these little goats I ran across on this quaint little sim.

Speaking of quaint…

When was the last time you visited Snowpaws? They have a roomful of group gifts and free no group required Lucky Letter Boards and Mini Mania Boards. I won my outfit off one of the free Mini Mania Boards after slapping them all! And I came away with several new free outfits from the free Lucky Letter Boards as well. There are so many goodies to be had there! My outfit is fully mesh and comes in all the standard mesh sizes.

Paired off.

I paired my new outfit with a pretty blue drop necklace from BricOle’s off the marketplace for only 30L. If you like this piece you might like some of their other items. Be sure to check out their online store for low price/high quality jewelry. I did discover that when I put the necklace on, I had to click the pendant and size it up (size up this prim only) to make it meet the black cord. But that was an easy fix to get such a pretty necklace at a such a deal.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Vicky
Necklace & Earrings – BricOle’s – Dark Blue Necklace & Earrings (30L on the Marketplace)
Outfit – Snowpaws – Emilie Jumpsuit in Aster (Free/Mini Mania Board/No Group Required)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Abby Ankle Boots

Sim Location – Rustic Retreat

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