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Hunting with Procrastination

Hunting with Procrastination

Good afternoon, FabFree! I found the perfect hunt for the procrastinators out there, because it lasts not only a month… but 80 whole days! It’s been going on for a while already and there’s still time to catch up on it. I’m talking about the Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt, run by Fun With Hunts. This hunt is perfect for me because I am always behind schedule and running late to events and hunts. I’m guessing some of you may be able to relate to the procrastination life!

I am wearing the following prizes from the hunt, and each prize costs only 1L.

  • The fantastic top is the prize from The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. Written on it is the saying, “I Love You To the Moon & Back”. I thought it was so cute. This is one of my favourite sayings because I think of a few special people in my life I love the most when I hear it. The shirt fits Lara, Legacy, Freya, Isis, Venus, Hourglass, Physique, Ebody Classic, Ocacin, TMP, Tonic Curvy & Fine, and Standard Sizes.
  • The adorable shorts are the 1L prize from ZFG, which is one of my favourite stores of all time. These shorts are a fatpack, which includes a colour hud that allows you to change the main colour to several basic colours like black, beige, purple, red, etc. Each version of the shorts comes with a black band/lining. They are very comfy and what a great deal for only 1L! The shorts fit Erika, Freya, Kupra, Hourglass, Legacy, Maitreya and Reborn.
  • Lastly, the ridiculously cute boots are the prize from Poeme Couture. They come in brown with a fun retro pattern on them. They are so well made and the texture is fab as always with this creative designer. These are resizable boots that you can adjust to fit any feet!

The hunt officially ends on September 30th, 80 days from when the hunt started. The list of hints and prize previews can be found here. All prizes are 1L. If you can’t be bothered finding the hints and the prizes hidden at each location, you also have the option to buy each hunt prize for 25L.

Enjoy the hunt, procrastinators!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Shirt – The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. Dragonfly Moon Tee (1L on the Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt)
Shorts – ZFG Globetrotter- Fatpack (1L on the Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt
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Boots – Poeme Couture Sinsear Flower Power Boots (1L on the Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt)

Body

Hair – Alli&Ali Designs Mikhaila Hair – Mixed Roots Colors
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Head Skin – Dernier Hannah – Sienna
Body Skin – Body Skin – MILA Older Body Skins – Honey Chubby (Free/No Group Join Required) Previously blogged here.
Neck Fix & Ear Skins – Velour EvoX Ear Skins and Neck Fix – Sienna (Free/No Group Join Required) Previously blogged here.
Eyes – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Nails – Belleza Freya
Photo Location – Luane’s World

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Incense & Peppermints

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So, much of my life I’ve been kind of a hippie girl, ok a very hippie girl, I’m always barefoot, don’t wear much makeup, love long skirts and floppy hats and I am even wearing tie dye as I type this!  (in real life!)  So naturally I was excited to discover that there was a 60’s event going on, and had to check it out!

When you arrive there, you will discover a brightly colored fun themed area.  There are booths and shops of goodies and there is a treasure hunt happening.  There is no group needed, you just walk around and grab up all the free gift boxes (some might ask you for 1L but they give it right back).  A couple of them will ask you a 60’s trivia question to get the prize (those seem to be the ones in the bushes) but it is all good fun!

This event runs until August 15, so you have time to browse, treasure hunt and have lots of fun!

One of the goodies I got from the treasure hunt is this cute outfit from The Vale.  It fits only Maitreya, but I absolutely love the detailing on it.

Cre blogged about this event too and you can see what she found here.

Happy weekend!

❤Arielle

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit  – The Vale Lilac Boho Shorts & Top (free at the 60’s Treasure Hunt Event, no group required)
Necklace – Cray

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova
Skin – Enfer Sombre Lelutka EvoX Skin Cream Tone Madison
Eyes – Lelutka Green
Hair – Moon 1979 (I know, it’s not 60’s  lol)
Dream Tattoo – Queen of Ink Dream Tattoo
Paws Tattoo – Carol G Tiny Paws Shoulder Tattoo

Under Bust Tattoo – ~ OMN ~ Moonlight Tattoo


Vintage Me!

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Hey gang!

I’m all about the vintage/retro stuff.  Those of us old enough (cough!) to remember those days know they had a feel.  The 70’s had a feel, the 80’s had a feel.  Somehow once the 90’s started, the era’s started blending together (for me at least), they didn’t have *such* a distinction as the earlier decades (I’m barely old enough to remember the 60’s, but I know that and the 50’s, 40’s, etc also had a feel of their own).

So in my pic, I’ve got a bit of the sixties *and* seventies (can you distinguish?), thanks to the Vintage Fair!  Which is a lot of fun by the way.

The Awesome Shirt

This is screaming 77-79 to me.  Back in the day I had these sorts of shirts with band names on them (The Police for one.)  This is made by The Annex at The Vintage Fair, there are several different designs for you to choose from and they will set you back only 50L.    It fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya

The Decor

The Stay Wild Moon Child Poster by InkMe is from a gacha that is only 50L at The Vintage Fair.  Not sure the era on that one but as you saw in my previous post, I love all things celestial, so …. gimme!

Woodstock poster behind me, sixties, natch.  1969 to be exact.  You can get that on market from What Next for only 50L

I’m not showcasing the other things but just to give you a rundown of the era….

Pants – very seventies, obv.

The chair to my left (was a gift from Aline!  Thank you!!!!) is very sixties and my favorite color, pink!

Lastly the floppy hat (I bet you aren’t surprised to hear I have one just like this in rl!) is very late sixties, early seventies.

❤ Arielle

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Top – The Annex Carly Shirt (50L at The Vintage Fair)
Pants– Sn@tch Dynamite Bell Bottoms (via The Vintage Fair)
Hat – Boho Hobo Floppy Hat (a super cute little shop I used to LOVE, but she seems to be long gone now.)

Body 

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

Extras

Wall Decor – ::InkMe:: Hippie Posters 09 (50L gacha at The Vintage Fair)
Wall Decor – {what next} Woodstock Framed Poster (mesh) (on marketplace)
Chair –  Simply Shelby Vintage Egg Chair – Raspberry (via The Vintage Fair)

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Got Milk?

FabFree Post: Got Milk

Milk it does a body good!

Pink Cream Pie & Milk, what more can a girl ask for? That sounds like an amazing dream to me!! Adventuring out I saw this adorable Tex Mex Swimsuit marked as their group gift and needed to snag it! I also stalked the shop for a bit and stumbled upon a Group Mystery Gift Giver, so naturally, I clicked it (I like buttons!!) and was gifted a L$250 Gift Card to Pink Cream Pie. Now, I must say its a random item giver so there is no way to say what it is you will get, but oh man this was the coolest thing I’ve seen lately.

Fits

  • Maitreya
  • Freya
  • Legacy

With my new swimsuit group gift & my gift card in hand, I skipped home happily to plan out what to do with it. So I took an adventure over to the Cruel Summer Hunt, which Aline posted HERE which is totally tubularly 80s themed gear and deco. I knew that the backdrop you see here by The Bearded Guy was needed and I had no other option but to make it mine. So I put on my hunting boots and got out there to find a sexy 80’s Miami Vice type setup. My jaw hit the floor and I started scanning around for the hunt items on my to get list.

Bunnie is Wearing…

Clothes

Bathing Suit – Pink Cream Pie :: Tex Mex [June 2020 Group Gift] (Group Gift/Group Join L$250)
Drink – 220ML – Cocktail Bag – Milk (L$25 – Cruel Summer Hunt)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Ears – ^^Swallow^^ Magic Pixie Ears
Hair – Magika Riley
Nails – e.marie // Mix&Match Coffin – Sugar Rush

Pose & Props

FOXCITY. Breather V2-1
Listen This – Retro Baby – The Bearded Guy (L$50 – Cruel Summer Hunt) 


Peace Love Music and Air Hockey

Peace Love Music & FoosballWaiting is always hard, especially when I’m waiting for Blue to get home so I can attempt to beat him at air hockey. The last time we played, I am pretty sure he took it easy on me. lol This shiny new air hockey table, the cool wall hanging, and the matching rug are all gifts on the Retro Hunt from Tentacle Experiment. Each of the furniture and decor pieces in this set are copy so you can rez multiples.  My tank-top is also a Retro Hunt prize you can find at The Bold Llama. I have to say, I am genuinely digging these bright colors.  The Retro Hunt is a dollarbie hunt and it runs from now until the end of May.

Shirt Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Ocacin, EBody, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), TMP, Standard Mesh (xs-XL) + Alpha Layer

Hunt HintThe Bold LlamaTake a left hand turn and head strait back into the 70s. I heart 70s and Mustang Cars. 

Hunt HintTentacle ExperimentLet’s go retro fur fun! 

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A tale of Ice Cream and Kittens

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Today we find a rather glum Zsa.  I told her that if she still wanted to buy stuff on top of all the freebies and cheapies all us FabFree girls hunt down, she had to get a job.  I found her one in the local ice cream parlour, The Sugar Bowl, but she is not impressed, and spent her days day dreaming about Elvis, and trying to avoid damaging her new manicure.

At least she dressed well for her first day at her new job, and her outfit includes 2 group gifts and a dress that cost very little.

The dress…..

….. is from Bowtique and available on the marketplace for just 50L includes a 25 option texture change hud.

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya (with autohide)
  • Fitmesh
  • 5 fitmesh standard avatar sizes (alphas included)

The Sparkly Stuff….

…..consists of group gifts from Cae. The group is free to join, and there are other gifts to pick up including the companion necklace for this bracelet and earrings.

And finally….

…….Kitty nails!  Zsa, like the person behind the monitor, is animal obsessed (you should see her Jian folder), with a particular love of cats, bats, elephants and goats – but cats always come first.  One of many free group gifts available from Alme is a kitten manicure! The group costs 50L to join but there are frequent gifts and a wall of previous gifts to pick up.  The Alme system uses an easy hud allowing you to apply to all these systems with a click.  To pick your gifts up just put your Alme tag on, and pay the vendor 1L, which will immediately be refunded).

    • Alme
    • Belleza
    • Slink
    • Maitreya
    • Omega
    • Vista
    • Tuty’s

As you can’t see the nails very well, here is a vendor pic:

Alme Love Kittens Nails, lilac

Must dash, I need to search for another job for Zsa, I don’t think this one will last very long.  She switched the fridge off by mistake and all the ice cream melted.  Whoops.

What is Zsa wearing? 

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Chloe
Applier – Pink Fuel Anja 
Eyes – Avi-Glam Solstice Eyes
Hair – Truth Thelma
Nails – Alme Love Kittens (group gift / pay 1L, immediately refunded / 50L to join) 
Dress – Bowtique Valerie
Bracelet & Earrings – Cae Northstar stud earrings and bracelet (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Backdrop – Exposeur The Sugar Bowl
Pose – Ex-Posed Cassie


Special Snowflake

Special Snowflake
Hey There Fab Free! I have been lost in the land of Real Life for a few days, and while it was fun, I’m glad to be back. Sometimes there’s nothing better than cozy familiar places. Fab Free is definitely one of my cozy familiar places. I miss it when I’m gone. In the spirit of “I’m-happy-to-be-back” I’ve got a quick post with new gift from Dead Dollz to share with you.

It’s not a secret that I love pin-up styles. So needless to say, I was uber excited to see this tie front sweater group gift at Dead Dollz. I love the big gold polka-dots and the pale pink sleeve cuffs. The best part by far however is the glittery phrase scrawled across the back. Yep, it says “Special Snowflake.” Love it. The gift comes in a single mesh size specifically for the Maitreya Lara body. The Dead Dollz group has a one time join fee of 250 linden. You will need to wear a Dead Dollz group tag to get this gift.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – enVOGUE – HAIR Veronica – Diversity

Hair-base – enVOGUE – HAIRBASE Catwa

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

EyesIKON Hope Eyes – Storm

SkinEssences – Nyx (Catwa & Omega) – Currently @Somber

Top – .::Dead Dollz::. Gigi Sweater – Special Snowflake – FREE Group Gift/Group is 250L to Join

Shorts – #EMPIRE – Jeans Shorts

Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Le Poppycock

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G L O R I A

VeronicaHello There Fab Free’rs! I hope your weekend was a fun one. I had a fantastic weekend, and now I’m happy to be here where I get to share my latest freebie find with you. The credit for this find should really go to Love however. She spotted the outfit at Sn@tch during one of her recent shopping excursions and told me about it. She knows me so well! I do love retro pinup styles, especially when they are a little sassy like this one.

Why be a Betty When You Can be a Veronica? 

Okay so really I think Betty was just as awesome as Veronica, and Archie was lucky either of them paid him any attention! This outfit just screamed Veronica to me, even though it’s name is Gloria. Before I go off on a tangent about the dynamics of the Betty, Veronica, Archie love triangle and confuse everyone further, I’ll just get to the details. The fully mesh Gloria outfit is absolutely FREE at Sn@tch. There’s no need to join a group or wear a tag, just head over to  Sn@tch and check out the FREEbie area Love mentioned in her recent post “A Whole New Sn@tch“. In the box you’ll get the capri pants, the cardigan, and a cardigan/tank top combo in 5 standard mesh sizes, and of course the matching alpha layers. Additionally the cardigan/tank combo comes with the tank top in black or red. Sn@tch your FREE outfit, and tons of other fantastic freebies and inexpensive items at the new Sn@tch main store.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – *Besom~ Debrossi *Essentials*

Skin –  [theSkinnery] Estee (Catwa Applier) – champagne

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Outfit – :::Sn@tch Gloria Retro Outfit::: – FREE

Shoes – REIGN.- Peep Toe Pumps- Black

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by WetCat

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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Like a few of the other ladies here at Fab Free, I also had a difficult and emotional weekend. A RL family issue hit me kind of hard, but thankfully Carson passed me the brownies and listened patiently while I had a small meltdown (thanks for listening, bro!). 🙂

Then I decided to pick myself up, throw on my favorite color (pink), do a little “wishful make-upping,” and head outside for a walk in the SL sunshine. I wound up at Small Town Green – it was chilly and snow was still on the ground, but this has always been one of my favorite sims for wandering and taking photos. It’s a bit smaller of a town now than it used to be, although still lovely and definitely worth a visit.

A Really Volcanic Ensemble

When I heard that S@BBiA had put out a new lucky board gift, I hurried over to the store and planted myself in a chair. I only had to wait a short while before an “S” popped up (very unusual!) and I received this fabulous coat, skirt, and sweater ensemble. The outfit only comes in one mesh size, but what’s really nice is that a HUD is included so you can turn on or off any of the pieces. For instance, you could wear the coat and sweater with a pair of jeans, or only the coat, only the skirt and sweater… I’m sure you get the idea! I’m not certain if you need to be a member of the S@BBiA group in order to use the lucky boards since I had my tag on at the time. But the group is free to join, and lots of other gifts are available to pick up, so there is no reason not to join, right?

For accessories, I headed over to the ULTRA Event. There are quite a few nice gifts available at this round, including the gold and amethyst (I think) jewelry I’m wearing by Modish, and this gorgeous handbag by Clef de Peau. You do need to join the ULTRA group in order to grab the gifts, but the group is free to join.

My shoes are by Ingenue, and I love the slightly retro look of them. They were set out a few days ago for Fifty Linden Friday, but as of this publishing, you can still grab them – or a pair in teal – for 50L. They come in sizes for Maitreya and Slink (high) mesh feet.

I’m Wishful Make-Upping!

My skin and makeup are by Amara Beauty for the January Powder Packa brand-new “mystery box” designed specifically for wearers of Catwa mesh heads. While the box itself is definitely not 75L or less, I do feel that it was a very good value, considering all that you get. This month, there were skins, makeups, and eyelashes from 12 different designers, several of which were thoughtful enough to include Omega appliers so you can use the items on heads other than Catwa.

The Julia applier that I’m wearing today included 3 different skin tones with 2 eyebrow colors (or no eyebrows, if you prefer to add your own), 9 eyeshadows, 18 lipsticks, and even included Omega body appliers. I hadn’t worn Amara Beauty skins before, and I have to say that this one is really pretty and a different look for me. I will definitely be checking them out again! 😀

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Julia (exclusive for January Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Loni
Jewelry: Modish Nadine Gem Earrings & Necklace (free group gift @ ULTRA)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Coat/Sweater/Skirt: S@BBiA Chester Coat with Sweater & Skirt (Lucky Board / 0L)
Handbag: Clef de Peau Jane Bag Taupe (free group gift @ ULTRA)
Shoes: Ingenue Tabatha Heels Copper (50L for FLF)
Pose: Adorkable Poses
Location: Small Town Green+Cafe

 

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Happy Days

Coming soon to FabFree

When I heard Les Fees Endormies had a set of 5 retro style dresses for only 10L each, I ran over there so fast I left skid marks!  These lovely tidbits come in mesh sizes for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza.  This picture is shown on the Maitreya body, but I also tried these dresses on a variety of original body shapes with great success.

Coming soon to FabFree

7 Deadly skins offers monthly group gifts on top of a wall full of mini and midnight manias.  I slapped the mystery surprise midnight mania and was gifted with this beautiful, lightly freckled set of OMEGA head appliers in the skin tone of oak.  Natural and rich tones, with a hint of eye makeup makes this a skin I could wear every day.

~All the things!~

Location – 50s Housewife Clubhouse Community

Retro Dress – LFE – $10L

Sena Skin in Oak (Omega appliers) – Midnight Mania at 7 Deadly SkinsFREE

Chunky Pumps – HOC Industries (no longer available)

Brown eyes – The Skinnery

Lara Mesh Body – Maitreya

Jessica Mesh Head – Catwa

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