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Feeling Pretty Thereafter

Feeling Pretty
Hello Fab Free’rs! I hope everyone down in the Gulf Coast USA is keeping safe and dry. Sometimes I feel pretty. Today is one of those times thanks to a few group gifts and some hunt items I stumbled over in Second Life earlier today. I hope you enjoy them also.

Thereafter

To start with I happened across an event in Second Life called Thereafter. Sadly, this event does end in just a few days on August 27th. However that gives you just enough time to check it out if you hurry! The Thereafter event is a sort of post apocalyptic themed event with several big named designers participating. A hand-full of the shops have also set out FREE hunt items. The hunt items are little hand grenades hidden around the event grounds. Some are hidden in shops, some are hiding in plain sight among the scenery.

Essenz  Thereafter

One of these FREE Thereafter hunt prizes is from Essenz. These beautiful strappy high heeled shoes are a must have in my book. They come in a deep chocolate brown color. There’s a color change hud that lets you change the color of the sole of the shoe. A little hint for finding the Essenz grenade, this one is hiding out in the open.

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

Arte Thereafter

Secondly, I also picked up the FREE Thereafter hunt prize by Arte. Their grenade contains a pretty set of eye shadow with winged liner. There are 7 shadow colors in the set, each with a crisp version and a slightly more luminous version for a total of 14 options. Along with the appliers, there are classic system makeup layers included.

Appliers Included: Catwa, Lelutka

A Beautiful Dress

I really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect dress to match the shoes from Essenz. This pretty floral print dress is a current FREE group gift at Thalia Heckroth. The Thalia Heckroth group is 25L to join. You’ll find this gift on a shelf just inside the main store. Along with this gorgeous floral pattern, the dress has a texture change hud with 2 additional fall floral options for a total of 3 textures.

Mesh Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara

The Perfect Accessory

Lastly, I couldn’t resist this FREE group gift at Raiment. This little tie choker seemed like just the perfect accessory for this outfit. I felt like the thin cords mirrored the straps of the shoes. This pretty little gift also includes a color change hud with 12 solid color options. The Raiment group is FREE to join.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – ::Exile::One Way or Another Natural Fusion
Head/Hair-base – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Head Applier – Essences – Riley – Currently @Kustom 9
Skin – Essences – Medium02
Eye Makeup – Arte – Verity Eyeshadow – Set 03 – FREE Thereafter Hunt Prize @The Thereafter Event *Event ends Aug. 27th
ChokerRaiment – *RMT* Tied Choker – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 
Dress – –Thalia Heckroth– Autumn Dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is 25L to Join 
Shoes – Essenz – Honduras (Chocolate)  – FREE Thereafter Hunt Prize @The Thereafter Event *Event ends Aug. 27th
Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*Poses by Indigo

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True Blue

True Blue

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are here with a quick post to share another of our hunt finds with you from the Around the Grid Hunt.  This hunt runs until September 30th, and hunt gifts cost 1L if you search for the small hunt object concealed in the shop, or 25L if you purchase the prizes from the hunt sign in the store.  The small hot air balloon-shaped hunt object at Gidget’s Style contained my lovely blue and gold sleeveless frock.  With an all-over floral print and an asymmetrical hemline, the Nina Mesh Dress is ideal for the long summer days of July and August.  Although it’s not designed specifically for a mesh body, by adjusting my alpha layer, I was able to get a perfect fit.  I could feature wearing this dress in RL as well as in SL!

Sizes Included:

  • XXS
  • XS
  • X
  • M
  • L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars

I hope you are enjoying the dog days of summer – I know Ripley and I are cherishing the time we have to wander carefree through the grid.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Mimi

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Argrace Kokoro

Dress:  Gidget’s Style Nina Mesh Dress (hunt gift for the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Bracelet:  EarthStones Grateful Bracelet Box of Rain

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (I picked these up at Collabor88)

Canine Companion:  JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Deciduous

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Carefree Summer Stroll

Wandering Around the Grid

Happy Mid-Week, Fabulouses!  It was time for another walk down a country lane for the pupster and I.  Today, we have a fabulous 1L hunt gift to share with you from the Around the Grid hunt, and I hope you like this complete outfit as much as I do!

Summer Freedom

Rip and I have just a small amount of summer freedom left to enjoy, so it’s kind of ironic that the outfit we bring you today is called “Liberata.”  It features a criss-cross strapped crop top and sleek capris.  The black fabric has a gorgeous sheen and realistic folded texture.  One of the things I love about gifts from Brii Underground is that they are generally complete outfits, and Liberata is no exception.  My bracelets, top, pants, and wedges are all included in the prize package, as well as sunglasses, a necklace, and a makeup layer for Catwa Jessica, which I opted not to wear for my photo.  Right out of the box, you get a full outfit that will set you up from head to toe for just one little Linden dollar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh Top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for top and pants for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • eBODY
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Hair:  Exile Blink (in store gacha – 50L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Moor

Necklace:  EarthStones Eternity Drop Circle Necklace

Outfit (includes shoes and bracelets):  Brii Underground Liberata (hunt prize for Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Canine Companion:  JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  White Dunes Estate

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A Road Trip Around the Grid

Puppy Trio

A Hunting We Will Go

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I set off Around the Grid, and while visiting the Facepalm Clothing Company, scooped up a lacy top and short set (called Road Trip) for just one little Linden dollar over the weekend.  I really like the way Road Trip’s wrap-style tunic has an asymmetrical hemline, which is very short in the front, but long and flowing in the back.  The airy fabric keeps you well covered in strategic places, yet allows for a subtle peek at your midsection.  The hunt gift also includes a faded pair of denim shorts that hugged the curves of my Maitreya Lara mesh body perfectly.  If you don’t feel like searching for the smaller hot air balloon hunt object, you can purchase the prize for 25L by locating the Around the Grid Hunt display, and clicking the larger hot air balloon located next to the sign.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Maitreya Lara
  • TMP

Clearance Sale Tresses – Oh Yes!

When we needed a break from all that searching around along the hunt trail, Ripley and I visited Elikatira, and happily discovered the shop is in the midst of a Clearance Sale.  After doing a little happy dance, I discovered the ideal boho hairstyle to complete my Road Trip outfit.  Eden is a long, straight, center parted ‘do with a headband, that fit just the look I had in mind.  Included in the package is a daisy add on for the headband, which I felt echoed the creamy hue of my top perfectly.  For just 72L per pack, I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of color varieties (and a few other hairstyles as well).  I’m not sure how long this sale will last, so if you are interested in some high quality hairstyles at very budget-friendly prices, I’d recommend heading over to Elikatira as soon as possible.

Savoring the Last Few Days of Freedom

Ripley and I are enjoying our last few days of summer freedom.  All too soon, it will be back to the grindstone for me, and long days of silence, interrupted by some barking at the cats for Ripley when I head back to my job.  I hope no matter what you are doing in real life, you are able to work in some “you time.”  Until my next post, happy shopping (and hunting!).

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Hair:  Elikatira Eden [includes daisy headband add on] 72L at Elikatira’s Clearance Sale (get ASAP)

Eyes:  IKON Lucid Eyes in Machine

Necklace:  EarthStones Tumbled Stones Necklace – Sand and Surf

Top and Shorts:  Facepalm Clothing Company Road Trip (hunt gift for the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Ring:  Misha Jesuil Infinity Ring (10L on the Marketplace)

Sandals:  ILLI Slink Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  Glamour Poses (Pose Female 05 – includes puppies – 35L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Hobbiton

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Stripes Never Go Out of Style

Stripes

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I hit the hunt trail again today….this time we followed the Star Spangled Hunt 2 path.  At Inara’s Fashion, the pupster sniffed out the firework hunt icon which contained this adorable striped tank and denim overall shorts outfit for only 1 little Linden dollar.  The white tank features dark blue stitching and wavy stripes which coordinate perfectly with the hue of the shorts.  I particularly like the way the overalls are adorned with dark gold metallic stars and shield-shaped patches on the pockets.  It’s a fun, casual look that was perfect for a stroll across the lovely landscape at the Svalbard sim.  The Star Spangled Hunt 2, which features stars/stripes and bright patriotic colors, runs until July 18th, so you have plenty of time left to discover some budget-friendly hunt prizes for yourself.

Sizes:

  • Mesh outfit (top and shorts together) in S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer

I hope you are finding time to relax and enjoy your weekend.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Magika Heartbeat

Necklace/Earrings:  Dragon Charm Designs Forever Loved Set (25L at Shop Free*Style)

Outfit:  Inara’s Fashion Star Spangled (Star Spangled Hunt Gift – 1L)

Puppy:  JIAN Lively Labs White Companion Pup (old Gatcha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Svalbard II

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Punk Rock Girl

A Tale of Two Cats

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I dusted off his tracking harness, and hit the hunt trail again.  This time, the pupster and I sought out little white skulls during the Brii Underground Punk Rock Girl Hunt.  Each of the ten punk rock themed prizes in this hunt cost 1L and feature a complete outfit.   At the landing point, there is a board which displays the variety of hunt gifts and also a hint giver, which I found very useful.

Punk’s Not Dead…

…at least that’s what the Lokele t shirt claims.  The black side-knotted top features a gray, guitar-wielding skeleton, which definitely gives the shirt an edgy feel.  The asymmetrical, cropped hemline provides a sexy glimpse of your tummy.  Gray and black plaid capris with white stitching and riveted pockets coordinate beautifully with the theme of the outfit.  To wrap it all up, flat black sneakers with dark gray socks complete the look.  Quite a bit of care was taken with the amount of detail in these shoes, from the suede texture with white stitching, and the untied laces, to the herringbone-patterned soles.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh pants in XS, S, M, L, XL for classic avatars
  • Mesh T shirt in XS, S, M, L, XL for classic avatars
  • Alpha layers for top and shorts for classic avatars
  • Fitmesh pants in S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh T shirt in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Omega Lokele Make Up Catwa Head Jessica (not worn in my photo)

A New Multi Hue Updo

The edgy feel of my new outfit called for a different style hair than my usual, and the Zoe updo from EscalateD fit the bill perfectly. Completely free to Fab Free group members, this hairstyle features long tresses gathered in a large bun at the back of your head.  A few wispy strands dangle realistically down near your ears and the back of your neck.  The dark ebony hue of the hairstyle is brightened by highlights which provide vibrant pops of color.  A texture change HUD allows you to customize the base color and streak color of the highlights, offering a range of 15 colors across the rainbow spectrum.  I decided to use purple tinted eye shadow to play off the streaks in my hair.  It’s not a look I’d wear every day, but it made for a fun change up!

Ripley and I will return soon with another Fabulous Find to share with you.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Eye Make Up:  *Booty’s Beauty* Catwa Eyeshadow ~ Wisp

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Metallic Lipsticks

Hair:  .EscalateD. Zoe (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group – 0L/0L to join)

Outfit (top, pants, shoes):  Brii Underground Lokele (prize for Punk Rock Girl Hunt – 1L)

Pose:  [Malcheese] Wall Stand Poses (50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  The Good Life
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Dreaming the Volleyball Dream

Dream a Volleyball Dream

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Are you up for a game?  In my new halter top and mini skirt, which is a Summer Lovin Hunt gift from Wiccan Wears, I am ready to serve the ball in style.  Perfect for a day at the beach, this light teal outfit flatters your figure while still providing for freedom of movement with its flared skirt.  I really like the added touch of the silver buckles in both the top and the skirt.  To add this adorable set to your inventory, simply teleport over to Wiccan Wears, and seek out the brightly colored beach ball hunt icon.  When you locate it, the prize will cost 1 little Linden dollar, then you’ll be ready to celebrate long summer days at the shore.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh Skirt in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for skirt and top
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Ebody

The Summer Lovin Hunt has numerous stops and the 1L prizes all relate to summertime.  Since Ripley and I both adore this special season, we’ll be sure to continue along the hunt path.  Who knows?  Maybe we’ll see you on the trail!  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Argrace Hotori

Halter Top and Skirt:  Wiccan Wears Aeon Teal Suede Halter Top and Skirt (hunt prize for the Summer Lovin Hunt – 1L/Hunt runs until June 30th)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  Illi Slink Meriel Flip Flop

Pose:  Quintessa Creations Volleyball Chick

Sim:  Baja Norte

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Daydreaming on a Sunday Afternoon

Daydream Believer

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I continued along the Women Only Hunt 3 path and discovered another free Fabulous Find to share with you.   The coconut at Envious contains the sassy BabyMetal bra, panties (not shown in my picture), and cropped top.  With a rich, red, satiny texture, the knotted over shirt contrasts beautifully with the dark undergarment, which has a sprinkling of silver crosses and skulls, giving it a slightly Goth air.  The panties, bra and top can be worn all together, or on an individual basis, making this hunt gift a versatile addition to your wardrobe.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Lara
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine
  • Venus

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair  Medison

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair: Tableau Vivant Summer Hairplay Chinook (75L per play – available at The Arcade)

Top: Envious BabyMetal (free hunt gift for Women Only Hunt 3 – hunt runs until June 24th)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris

Pose:  (part of the tire swing at the sim)

Sim:  Garden of Absentia
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A Lil Bit of Lace

A Lil' Bit of Lace

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I can’t tell you how excited I was to see the Women Only Hunt 3 started today.  Ripley and I dusted off his tracking harness, and hit the trail.  With the pupster’s talented nose, we uncovered two completely free gifts to share with our favorite readers.

Wrapped in Serenity

Our first stop was Petite Mort, where we searched around until we discovered the free hunt item, a coconut shell, tucked carefully away in the shop.  Hidden inside was this stunning, White Serene Lace dress.  A delicately detailed, translucent lace overlay rests on top of a solid white sleeveless frock.  It features a V-shaped back, a fitted bodice, and a skirt that falls to mid-thigh length.  Depending on how you accessorize your outfit, this beauty would be perfect for a casual outing or a night on the town.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Add Some Glitzz

Our second stop as ace detectives was the Glitzz Mainstore.  I have to be honest here…..maybe I should have tucked some extra Ripley snacks in my pocket before leaving to motivate a certain canine someone.  We spent quite a long time roaming up and down the aisles, hunting high and low before we finally located the tropical seed concealed in the shop.  I was almost ready to give up, but we persevered, and I’m so glad we did!  The free white and yellow Flower Sun Hat coordinated perfectly with my new dress, and provided just the right amount of glam and sun protection for our outing to the Isle of Love sim.  The head wear comes complete with built in resizer, so in no time at all, I was able to adjust the hat to fit perfectly over my hair.  Score for team Ripley!  The hat has a realistic woven texture, and is perfectly adorned with a trio of yellow roses and a touch of greenery for added flair.

So Many More Prizes Out There

These are just two of the free hunt gifts awaiting discovery in the Women Only Hunt 3, which runs until June 24th.  You can see a preview of the hunt gifts on the hunt information page.  There’s also some handy hints in case you don’t have your very own tracking companion to assist you.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hat:  Glitzz Flower Sun Hat (free prize for the Women Only Hunt 3 – hunt runs until June 24th)

Hair:  Magika Bad Habit

Dress:  Petite Mort White Serene Lace Dress (free prize for the Women Only Hunt 3 – hunt runs until June 24th)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Shoes:  KC Couture Mary Heels for Slink High

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Isle of Love

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Aim For Wow

Aim For Wow 1

Hello Fab Free!  Ripley and I continued our journey along The Flowerage Hunt 2’s prize trail.  Even though he suffered some nasty scratches after our encounter with the clowder of felines (you can read about that adventure {HERE}), Ripley’s talented nose was still able to sniff out the female hunt gift at Sparrow by Design.   Hooray for tracking dogs! Sparrow by Design’s generous designer didn’t leave out the guys in The Flowerage Hunt 2.  Carson blogged the male gift in his post {HERE}.

Sunshine On My Shoulders

The Emily dress features a halter-style neckline, and a pretty blue and green floral print splashed across a white background.  Its dark belt calls attention to your slender waistline, and a silver metal ring adds a pop of shine.  This summery frock left my shoulders free to feel the warmth of the spring sunshine, while the loop around my neck made sure the sleeveless dress stayed in place.  This little number is perfect for an afternoon of shopping, but with the right accessories, it is easily glammed up for a date night.  One nice feature is that the gift package includes a white, cropped, quilted jacket that you could add when the sun starts to set, and the air becomes a bit chilly.  Since it was a lovely, warm spring day, I opted not to wear it for my photo shoot, but I was comforted in knowing it was there should I need it.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L (plus alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine
  • Venus

Aim For WOW 2

The Wow Factor

My Catwa mesh head applier is the May gift for members of the Wow Skins group.  With beautifully arched, dark eyebrows, and a clear, fresh complexion, this skin is flawless, and lovely.  A HUD with 6 shades ranging from Milk to Caffe’ is included.  I chose the Tan shade, and I just love the sweet, glowing finish on this skin.  I experimented with eyeliner and lipstick appliers, and had terrific success, so if you are looking for a date-ready appearance, this applier works well with added make up for a glamorous touch.  (In my pictures, I am wearing no make up).  The WOW group costs 450L to join, but if you are already a member, I’d highly encourage you to scoop up this stunning group gift.

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Wow Skins Marea Bento Applier (free group gift for Wow Skins 0L/450L to join)

Hair:  Truth Hair Cinnamon

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Dress:  Sparrow by Design Emily Dress Blue (hunt gift in Flowerage Hunt 2 – 1L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Toluca Strappy Heel

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  Dalaran