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Silks and a New Face Save the Faery Queen

When I was a child I was terrified of the tooth-fairy — and of fairies in general actually. I remember other children dressing up as fairy princesses for Halloween, and all I could think of was how deceived they all were! Fairies were horrible, malevolent creatures that stole your teeth and made you stay a child forever! (Wasn’t that what Tinkerbell did to Peter Pan?!) I could certainly think of nothing worse!

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In fact, my fear of fairies never really went away until I became an adult. And interestingly enough… it turned from fear to something akin to a malevolent dislike. I saw them as creatures of deceit and even in lore, they really are.

In traditional Irish Lore, the word “Faerie” comes from the word “fay,” which is related directly to the Fates — and some believed they were women who influenced and overlooked the births and lives of men… and not always in very nice ways (obviously). Those who upset the fair folk, were said to be doomed to suffer eternal bad luck unless they made it right by the fairy they had had the misfortune of angering.

But fairies, of course, come in many shapes and sizes… and can be good or evil (though even both the good and the bad can be equally capricious according to ancient lore) and in the traditional lore all fairies were very powerful.

So is it any great surprise, that so many in Second life would wish to recreate the magical look of the fair folk for themselves? I think not! And this week, I give you a chance to do it without having to steal from the winged ones themselves!

The first thing you need is the outfit I am wearing. Because no self-respecting Queen of the Fairies would be caught without first-rate attire! So head to ~Soedara! Once there, join the group (don’t worry it’s FREE) and look for the teleport to the gift area.

There are actually quite a few very nice gifts in ~Soedara!‘s FREE area, but the one I picked up for my look in these pictures is called the Precious Haifa Silk. When you enter the FREE area, you’ll find the gifts in Vendors. You must wear the ~Soedara! group tag to get the vendors to work. You do have to pay the vendors 1L to get your items, but they will immediately refund your 1L back to you — thus making your item a FREE gift. You may find yourself there for a while going through all the choices! There are many beautiful gifts to be had!

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The second thing you need is this fabulous rigged mesh gift hair from rezology called Save the Queen. It is a steal that even Queen Mab will approve of for the sweet price of only 1L on the Market Place and comes with a fully customizable hud that lets you tint the hair first with a base color and from there even further with a secondary tint to get the hair your perfect shade. It’s the first hair hud of this kind I’ve seen and I was very impressed with the way it worked (and the control it gave me over the colors I could achieve!).

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And if a picture is worth a thousand words and the eyes are the window to the soul… then your last stop should definitely be New Faces skin store for their FREE gifts. New Faces seems to be a secret saved among friends and it’s one worth sharing. The group is FREE to join and there are currently three FREE group gifts available. I am wearing their current gift skin called Lorna as well as this beautiful eye make-up called Erotica (there are several shades in the make up pack but I chose blue) and both are currently up in the store as FREE gifts. She has all the appliers you need if you use mesh bodies and attachments and at very reasonable prices.

One of the things that really impresses me about New Faces is the detail put into the realism of the skins. These are not “Barbie Doll” skins. Though her line is still small compared to some of the larger more well known designers, she has a couple of ethnic skins available, and many of her skins feature (purposeful) ‘flaws’ such as moles or irregularities on the bodies (such as tiny vein markings and/or bone shadows). There are other realistic details on the bodies that are just too many too mention.

I spoke to the designer myself a few months ago (long before I was a FabFree blogger for her to have any reason to treat me as just another customer) and she mentioned that she is considering a men’s line at some point in the future (so cross your fingers gentlemen!). I can’t say enough about her with regards to customer service and courtesy. Hands down she was helpful, polite, and personable. And there were others in the store, and I watched her treat each of them with the same courtesy. I look for this lady to be up and coming!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) got this magical look by wearing…

Skin – New Faces Lorna (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Make Up – New Faces Erotica Make-up (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Eyes – Ikon Hope Eyes – Starfall

Hair – rezology Save the Queen (RIGGED mesh hair) (Gift) (1L on the Marketplace)

Hands and Feet – Slink

Silks – ~Soedara~ Precious Haifa Silk (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Wings – Faeline Fairy Wings – Sachiko (snow)

Poses by !Bang

Sim – No Limits – Garden of Whimsy

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Weekend Independence!

Hello FabFree Folks and Happy Independence Day to all us crazy Americans! I hope your day is filled with festivities and fire works!

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My SL day started off with a bang when I got the group notice from Heydra about the great weekend event going on right now. Heydra is celebrating Independence Day with a 40% off everything ( except limited Venders) in the store AND they’ve made the group FREE to join over the weekend.  This is your opportunity to get in on a great Group with a very generous perks such as member only Lucky Chairs, Midnight Mania boards and monthly group gifts. And if that wasn’t enough group members get 300L instore credit every month!

I popped over to Heydra this morning and found this charming tee and scarf set on the camping chair and … yes… I camped!  This is the ‘Charlotte shirt with scarf and HUD’.  The HUD lets you pick fifteen colors/patterns for the tee and ten colors/patterns for the scarf. While I was there, I grabbed these cute distressed ‘Hayley’ jeans from the past group gifts wall.

I rounded off my shopping today with a quick trip to the Marketplace and found this adorable tote bag. This the “American Flag Tote Bag” from Things i Like. It’s beautifully detailed and comes with an animation for a hand hold or a shoulder hold. And it only set me back 25L. Can’t beat that with a stick.

Okay, I’m of to fire up the grill for our cook out and light some sparklers. Y’all have a wonderful 4rth of July!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet + Nails Slink V. 2.0 mesh Hands + Flat Feet + Basic nail HUD
HairTruth – Jolie – (50L as part of the Limited 50L Sale)
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
ShoesSteelhead – Horrizon Sandal
Shades – Amala – Smitten Kitten Sunglasses

 

Shirt + ScarfHeydra – Charlotte – (Free/0L/Camping Chair prize)

JeansHeydra – Hayley – (Free/0L/ Group Gift) The Heydra group is only FREE to join this weekend!

BagThings i Like – American Flag Tote – (25L on the Marketplace)

 

Location – Calas Galadhon

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La Mer

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Hello Fab Free’rs, I sincerely hope everyone is enjoying this holiday weekend! Take some time away from the fun and festivities and stop by BYRNE Boutique. This gorgeous corset is a current FREE subscribo gift at the BYRNE main location. Appropriately titled “La Mer” this fully mesh corset has a beautiful wave pattern that is both fluid and geometric. Do not miss out on the chance to have this artful corset as part of your wardrobe.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair –  TRUTH HAIR Demi –  variety

Skin – Lumae  :: Jewel – 4 – Peach // Draven

Head – Lelutka – Stella

Corset – (BYRNE) La Mer Corset – FREE Subscribo Gift 

Tattoos – antielle. Moon Bastet + Kitty Infusion (B&G)

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Hands – Slink – Elegant 1

*Pose by HelaMiyo

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No more yielding than a dream

Happy Friday FabFree Folks! And it’s a  happy Friday indeed with the huge Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt in full swing!

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This really is a huge Hunt: one hundred and four stops! The stops are organized into six paths, each named for a character in the play. So I know you can find something you love. I found so many things I had trouble picking what I wanted to show. I know, I know… such a problem to have…

This is the hunt prize for Bad Revenge. You get the lovely asymmetrical dress, the flowers for your waist and the flower crown. The build is spot on and moves beautifully. Bad Revenge is definitely a shop I will be returning to with this example of their work. My earrings are also a Hunt prize today. These are the ‘Wishing Star’ earrings from The Kandi Store. You also get a matching nose ring in the prize.

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The 1L per prize Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt runs until July 21 but with one hundred and four stops… y’all better get going!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet + Nails Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Mid feet + Basic nail HUD
Hair [RA] Hair – Jane V2
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
WingsSweet Lies – we saw them here first

DressBad Revenge – MND Hunt Dress – (1L prize for the Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt)

EarringsThe Kandi Store – Wishing Star – (1L prize for Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt)

 

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What’s New Pussycat?

Hello FabFree Folks! If you haven’t already guessed: I love cats! So when I saw there was a Cats! Hunt, I knew I was going Hunting!

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First up, this is the “Cats Hunt”  dress from Get Frocked. I love the little black cats on the skirt and the back has a really unusual open design. It goes perfectly… or should I say ‘purrrrr fectly’ with my new tattoo from French Vintage Couture.  The “Cats” tattoo comes with two thigh sets of paw prints, one set for the spine and even a set for your face.  My necklace continues the paw print theme and adds a little heart to it. This is the ‘Paw” necklace from Miss Jewel.

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Now, I know we normally don’t blog things like tip jars but when I saw that you can add your own photo and this being all about our feline friends… I had an opportunity to show off my real world fur babies.  This is the Curious Cats tip jar from Tipsters. It is a very nice build and I love that you can add your own photo to it. I’m going to keep it around as a super cute picture frame since it only takes up 3 land impact points.  And if you’re ‘curious’ … from left to right that’s Malachi, Boomer, Ivy and Cassie all sitting in the window saying ‘hi’ as I come home.

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The 1L Cats! Hunt runs until July 30th so have fun!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet + Nails Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Mid feet + Basic nail HUD
Hair – Mina – Aranka
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
ShoesAlyce – Maryjane Pumps
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DressGet Frocked – Cats Hunt Dress – (1L prize for Cats! Hunt)

Necklace Miss jewel – Paw necklace –  (1L prize for Cats! Hunt)

TattooFrench Vintage Couture – (1L Prize for Cats! Hunt)

Tip JarTipsters – Curious Cats Tip Jar – (1L prize for Cats! Hunt)

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Can’t satisfy my green thumb without the right outfit!

Well hello again all you beautiful FabFree readers! Is it Thursday again already? Wow, this week has just flown by. It’s been pretty hot in my neck of the Canadian woods. To beat the heat, staying out of the sun,  I thought I’d take some time to do some gardening in my new SL home that I had showed you all before. Though, naturally, I have my priorities skewed to the fashion side, so I had to put together the perfect gardening look first.

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I’ll start at the top of my head, and work my way down. My super cute, straw hat is a free group gift from {amiable}, which is a new to me store that I had landed at after seeing one of their other available gifts in a picture on flickr. The group is free to join, and there are several gifts you can grab while you are there, so it’s worth the group spot. I had to include a shot of the hat from the back so you could see the cute little ribbon.

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Next item of my summery outfit is the lacey Tied Top from [BLUES]. This lovely mesh shirt is a current promo for only L$1 on the Marketplace. What a deal. Underneath, I am wearing the Jean Tube Top in Pink from Krissianne’s Kloset, which is also a Marketplace find. This time, for only L$3. It is shirt layer only, but I know there are many of you out there still rocking the clothing layers like I do ;) . And, lastly, but not leastly…my ‘girly with an edge’ jean shorts. These highly detailed mesh shorts are a gift from MoDANNA for the enMESHed into Summer 2015 hunt that runs until July 15th.  What is really cool about these rose printed shorts is that you you can choose to wear them with or without the pockets hanging out of the front, as well as the studs. The pockets, and studs are both separate mesh pieces that you do not have to use if you don’t want to. However…as you can see, they are great with both. All hunt prizes are free, and the clue for this particular prize is ‘YOU’VE BEEN RICKROLLED!!’ For a full list of participants, plus their hints, head over to the enMESHed Hunts Blog.

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Now…I did mention I was gardening right? Well I guess I better mention that the gorgeous potted plants, and that fun garden sign in my pictures are from {what next}, and only L$10 per set on the Marketplace. The sign is from the Serendipity Garden Planters and Sign set, and plants are from that set as well as the Boathouse Cottage Planters and Sign set. Each set come with 3 different pots, each with a different plant, and a sign. Serendipity is HERE, and Boathouse is HERE. Just because you need to decorate, does not mean you need to spend a lot for great quality :) .

Well…it’s that time again. All this gardening has me ready to go sit on that bench with a nice cool drink, admiring my handy work.

Oh, but before I go, I just wanted to wish all my fellow Canucks a happy belated Canada Day!!

OK, I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday, and I will see you again next week! Until then, TTFN *waves*


What is Calle showing you…

Jean Shorts – MoDANNA [enMESHed Hunt] #53 (free hunt gift)
Tied Shirt – [BLUES] TiedTop- white lace- (mesh) (L$1 on Marketplace)
Under Shirt – Jean Tube Top Pink (L$3 on Marketplace)
Hat – {amiable}Straw Hat (GG) (free group gift/free to join)
Sandals – REIGN.– Vitality Sandals- White
Anklet – [ bubble ] Chunky Beads Vivid Set
Necklace – paper.arrow heart.necklace.gold [box]
Hair – TRUTH HAIR Zuzka –  black & whites (L$50 in discount room)
Skin – [PF] Harley v2 – Lid 02 – (nobrow)
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink
Mani and Pedi – La Boheme [LB BarbedWire] *Slink* Manicure & Pedicure

Staging

Potted Plants and Garden Sign- Mix of {what next}Serendipity Garden Planters and Sign and {what next} Boathouse Cottage Planters and Sign (both sets are L$10 on Marketplace – Serendipity HERE, and Boathouse HERE)
Building – Scarlet Creative Neva Chapel Taller Avatar Size
Bench – [*Art Dummy!] recycled (bench/coatrack/recycle station) (store closed)
Cat – (fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled (L$50 per play gacha prize)
Ladybug Stepping Stone – [ free bird ] Mosaic Stepping Stone – Pink Ladybug Limited Edition (past Midnight Mania prize, no longer available)
Grass – Turnip’s Long Summer Grass: Fifty Linden Friday Special (old FLF special, no longer available)

Flower Pot Hold Pose – Trowix (Flower)
Close-up Pose – PURPLE POSES RACHEL

Location – My home :)

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Summertime in Red White & Blue

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Hello Everyone, I can’t believe it’s already July! I hope everyone is surviving the summer heat. This cute sundress is a FREE group gift from Entice, and it’s the perfect style for staying cool while looking great. Not to mention that the red white and blue theme is perfect if you’re celebrating the 4th of July this month! If blue isn’t really your color, not to worry, you can still pick up this dress in a pretty valentine theme for FREE as well, check out Love’s post for a preview.  The Entice group is FREE to join, to get both or either of these summer dresses, wear your Entice group tag, pay the vendor 1 linden, and you will be instantly refunded your 1 linden. These great aviators from J&A are an undoubted summer staple accessory. Really, who am I kidding? I wear them year-round! This specific pair are J&A’s FREE hunt gift during the Flawless Cart Sale & Hunt. You’ll need to track down a popsicle on or around the J&A Cart at the Flawless Cart Sale event. The event ends July 6th so don’t wait!

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Moon. ALL // – Pixie Harlow – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join **Originally Shown Here

Skin – Lumae  :: Jewel – 4 – Peach // Draven

Head – Lelutka – Stella

Sunglasses –  Aviator Sunglass J&A Blue – FREE Hunt Prize @The Flawless Cart Sale

Tattoos – antielle. Moon Bastet + Kitty Infusion (B&G)

Dress – Entice – Love Hangover Dress – Star Spangled – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join **pay 1L – 1L refunded 

Hands – Slink – Elegant 1

Manicure – -{ZOZ}- DSignature Reds silver tip Slink

Rings – REIGN.- BOHO RINGS- Pure Stone Set – Past Gacha Item

Body – Maitreya – Lara

FeetSlink – High

Shoes – Entice – Love Hangover Wedge – Star Spangled

*Location – Calypso

* Poses by – Don’t Freak Out!, and Kirin

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Cheering the Red,White, and Blue!

Hello FabFree Folks and welcome to July! Can you believe it’s half way through 2015? Anyway, as y’all know, I live here in the States in RL and we are coming quickly up on our big American holiday: Independence Day!

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For me and my family, the first week of July is one big party! Fireworks, cook out and block parties are everywhere! Mrs. B’s Designs is helping me celebrate this year with the super cute patriotic ‘Americana Sundress’. Isn’t this adorable!? I look like one of Captain America’s dancers in the first movie! You can pick up this sundress right now on the Marketplace or in the main store ( go to the store… there’s a ton of cute things to peruse) for just 50L. That’s 1L per State! But this special price is only until the 4th of July so hurry over.

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Nails Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Basic nail HUD
Hair – Olive – Snow Prince
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
ShoesAlyce – Maryjane Pumps
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DressMrs.B’s Designs – Americana Sundress – ( Limited time special for 50L)

LocationCalas Galadhon

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Tell Me Sweet Lies

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Hello Fabulous Readers! First I must apologize for the MIA thing I have been doing. You know what they say… When it rains it pours, and it’s coming down in RL buckets right now! I did manage to put together a quick post of affordables for you today and I hope that you find something you like!

I tried my luck on the Sweet Lies gacha machine at The Fantasy Collective, and it must have been a good and lucky day because I walked away with everything I needed in just a few pulls!  I am wearing the Dune Dress (#6) along with the Dune Slink Add-on Sandals and The Dune Bag.  This machine is 50L per play.

The decorative items in the background are by Apt B and are available as part of the Rustic Now Set.  (59L per play – instore gacha).

I’ll be back soon!
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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin

Head Applier – Lara Hurley Iza (featured @ Summerfest’15)
Feet by Slink
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Catwa Leah (featured @ The Cosmo Sales Room)
Dress – Sweet Lies Dune Dress (50L per play @ The Fantasy Collective)
Shoes – Sweet Lies Dune Sandals  (50L per play @ The Fantasy Collective)
Bag – Sweet Lies Dune Bag  (50L per play @ The Fantasy Collective)
Pose by Le Poppycock
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Build – Greymoon Creations Harbor House V2
Apt B Rustic Now Hanging Seat (59L per play / instore gacha)
Apt B Rustic Now Detached Door (59L per play / instore gacha)
Apt B Rustic Now Stacked Books (59L per play / instore gacha)

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Red Hot and Smokinnn

Hiya FabFree-ers, here we are back again at the Tuesday Feature blog and, oh my my, have I found a lovely little number this week! The Palomino Jumpsuit is a new offering from SEVILLE and has a gorgeously casual, but elegant style. This jumpsuit goes from a quiet evening at home to uptown art haus with no effort at all, just add a smile. I love the deep rich tones of red!
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(Be sure to snag the FREE gift bag on the table while you’re at the store, nice goodies inside, yayyy.)  Till next Tuesday, have a great week!

Details:

Palomino Jumpsuit:  SEVILLE   75L

Hair:  rezology – “Sphinx”

Skin:  Belleza – “Elle Fair 0″ (Past Group Gift)

Shoes: Gos – “Isabella”

Hands: Slink – “Casual”

Sim: reBourne

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