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Cute Curvy Classy

Cute Curvy Classy

Pastel Dream

Have you ever had rainbow ice cream before? More specifically Paddle Pop rainbow ice cream? It was my favorite growing up (the only flavor of ice cream I’d consume actually) and one look at this pretty pastel offering from Glasgow Grin had me nostalgic for those days all over again. Personally, I’ve always found pastel shades to have a rather dreamy quality about them and when they’ve been mixed together so artfully I find them quite irresistible. Such was the case for the Cutey Dress that’s out right now at Glasgow Grin for the Cute and Curvy Hunt 2. This comfy sweater dress comes in sizes for ebody, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Physique, Hourglass) and Maitreya mesh bodies as well as one standard mesh size for those of us classic avatars. I’m wearing the standard mesh size in the picture above and was pretty pleased with the alpha layer that’s provided as it helped with the fit quite nicely. Cute, curvy, classy indeed! All prizes in the Cute and Curvy Hunt 2 are for 1L and the hunt runs till the 31st of January.

Accessorize

Did you guys make New Year resolutions? It’s a little dorky I know but I made a couple for Second Life as well and one of which is to try to pay more attention to the little details when putting together outfits. The other is to clean out the inventory but we’ll see how well that goes. Anyway, I’m on Oxide’s mailing list and discovered that they’ve put out a great pair of hooped earrings for their sub-o members. You can never go wrong with this classic design (especially when wearing a shorter hairstyle) and this well-made pair from Oxide come with a color change hud as well. If you’re not in the mood to stick to gold there are nine other colors to choose from as well. Some other perks of being in Oxide’s sub-o group is that you’ll have access to past sub-o gifts as well (that you can snap up for free) and of course it doesn’t take up those precious group slots so it’s certainly worth checking out.

All nice and manicured

If you’ve been following the blog closely, you’d have seen that some Fabulously Free in SL group gifts is being changed out. It’s really exciting to see what our generous designers have in store for us next! Needless to say, I snapped up the new manicure and pedicure sets from Hello Dave in a jiffy and am wearing the Fairy French set in the picture above. I love the clean, glossy colors and truth be told its stores like Hello Dave that make getting Slink hands really worth it. Hello Dave nails are compatible with Slink hands and hands using the Omega system. To add this set to your inventory for free, simply wear your Fabulously Free in SL group tag or if you’re not in the group yet copy and paste the following link into local chat in your SL viewer, hit enter and click on the link, secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about . As always the group is free to join! If you’re still not convinced, click {HERE} for a clearer picture on these gorgeous nail sets.

New face for a new year

Last but not least I stopped by 7 Deadly s{K}ins to pick up their January group gift. Carson blogged about the men’s gift {HERE} and I’m happy to report that the gift for ladies is packed full of goodies as well. In the gift package you’ll get:

  • Classic skins in seven tones (caramel, cotton, oak, pineapple, sand, taupe, and walnut)
  • Omega body appliers in the tones listed above
  • Omega head appliers in the tones listed above
  • Slink appliers
  • Tango and Phatazz appliers
  • 2 shapes

7 Deadly s{K}ins has a group join fee of 225L but as you can see it’s well worth the lindens. Not only are their gifts generous, but the faces on their skins are always so gorgeous.

That’s a wrap! I’ve still got a hankering for some rainbow ice cream but luckily it’s not too late to skip on over to the corner store. Catch you on the flip side guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Madelief (0L/Group Gift/225L group join fee)
Hair – Lock & Tuft Soga (Past FLF)
Hairbase – Boon Gathered mid hairbase (0L)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L)
Earrings – Oxide Hoop Earrings (0L/Sub-O gift/No join fee required)
Dress – Glasgow Grin Cutey Dress (1L/Cute and Curvy Hunt 2 Prize)
Manicure – Hello Dave Fairy French (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/No join fee required)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

-Screams-

 


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Walking on Sunshine

Walking on sunshine

Just a little bit out of practice.

Gotta admit, this holiday season has left me a little rusty when it comes to rooting out those bargains. For a while I had contemplated on training my new polar bear cub (he still needs a name) in the fine art of sniffing out great deals a la Ripley but after fifteen minutes of watching him attempt to dig out the carpet, the thought of turning him loose in a store became a Very Bad Idea. Thankfully, I soon remembered a safer alternative and was soon turning to the Second Life Marketplace. Personally, I’ve always found the Marketplace easy to navigate (no lag or misbehaving polar bears a bonus!) ending this most recent jaunt with a cart loaded with goodies.

Stepping into the sunshine.

One of the things picked up was this free sweater dress from Tuty’s. I guess I was in the mood for something simple as I immediately fell in love with the sleek cut of this dress. With the weather being so odd lately, I didn’t want to chance catching a flu and so appreciated this snug long-sleeved dress and it’s comfortable jersey material even more. The sweater dress comes with a boat load of sizes including the five standard mesh sizes (XS-XL) as well as alternate sizes for avvies with smaller chests or curvier bodies. If you’re still worried about the sizing there’s also a nifty alpha layer provided to stop bits from poking through. To sweeten the pot, the sweater dress also comes with a hud that allows you to switch between fourteen different colors. I spent way too long trying to decide on which color to showcase but settled on orange because it’s been too drab and dreary on my little plot of Second Life recently. Snow is all well and good but I think I’m well and truly ready for Spring and the sunshine.

Unusual headgear.

I’ve been in a bit of a headgear kick recently. Beanies and caps mostly as sunhats will have to wait (grrr) but in the virtual world, I would be remiss not to stretch this theme out to the more unusual. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen horns sold on the marketplace but when I saw these on offer at Ninety I snapped them up right away. For just 1L, you’ll not only get a great set of horns but also a hud that controls the colors of each flower on the ring of flowers at the base of each horn. There are eight colors to choose from so go crazy experimenting with all the different combinations that are possible. The flowers really remind me of Spring and I just can’t wait for the season to get here already! The hud provided also lets you control the color metals on the horns (choice of gold or silver) and there is also an easy to use resize script so that you can customize your horns to your heart’s content. And that’s a wrap for my Marketplace shopping adventures. The January work rush has certainly left me floored as it’s been busier than I’ve previously anticipated (-shakes a stick at RL-) but hopefully, I’ll be able to recover some of my freebie game soon. Catch you on the flip side guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Amina (Past Women Only 2 Hunt prize)
Hair – PB Designs Iris
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L)
Horns – Ninety Horns Gift (1L on the Marketplace)
Dress – Tuty’s Mesh Sweater Dress (0L on the Marketplace)
Shoes – MO0H! Nikita boots (Past Designer Circle Gift)
Manicure – La Boheme Diti Gold (Previous offering @ The Wash Winter Cart Sale)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Le Poppycock

 

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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We match!

We match!

Hey there!

Before I begin, I’d just like to wish everyone a very happy New Year and that I hope you had a great one! As for myself, I’m pretty excited to continue my adventures in Second Life; who knows what kind of fun and freebies 2017 will bring! Even with the festivities behind us, I was still in the mood for bright colors and knitwear and was very pleased to see that the Fabulously Free in SL group gift by Marquesse Pret a Porter was a great mix of both. The Paige shirt was certainly a welcomed addition to my virtual wardrobe and not only for its vivid color (which is perfect for when you’re in the mood for color blocking by the way) but also for its fun and flirty design. Best of all, you can have this off shoulder little number for free by joining the Fabulously Free in SL group (no join fee required). Simply cut and paste the following link into the main chat box in your SL viewer, hit enter and click on the link when it pops up in main chat. Aforementioned link is; secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about and if you’ve just joined us, welcome to the group!

Coming to a close

With the Winter Cart sale at the Wash coming to an end today, this is the last chance for you to pick up some goodies for yourself and your friend for just 10 L. I’ve recently purchased a new pair of Slink hands (finally something to cross off that bucket list) and thought that it was about time that I got a manicure. Pictured is the Diti Gold Omni set from La Boheme and the package includes a manicure set for Maitreya as well as a manicure and pedicure set for Slink and Omega.

I also stopped by the Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes cart at the Wash to pick up to pick up this gorgeous pair of boots. I own a similar pair in the real world and am always tickled when I get to dress the avatar in a similar fashion. You don’t need prim feet for this pair and the package includes a nifty alpha mask and shoe base to help with the fit.

My little friend

I stumbled upon this cute little guy on the Marketplace and thought to include him in the picture because our outfits matched (lol). For just 0L you can get a Baby Polar Bear for yourself too at the Meli Imako Marketplace store. The bear itself comes in both standing and sitting positions (shown) as well as AO, UV, Normals, Specular maps and textures. Full disclosure, as I haven’t gotten into building in SL yet, I’ve no idea what all of those are but the polar bear is cute and I’ve always had a thing for keeping odd animals around the house…

Speaking of, with two cats, several owls and now this little guy, I’m going to have to find a place that sells kibble for them all. Until next time guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Amina (Past Women Only 2 Hunt prize)
Hair – Sn@tch (Past Fishing Prize)
Eyes – Mesange Ice Dream Eyes 2 (Past Women Only 2 Hunt prize)
Shirt – Marquesse Pret a Porter Paige (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/No join fee required)
Shoes – Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes Faye (10L/Wash Winter Cart Sale)
Manicure – La Boheme Diti Gold (10L/Wash Winter Cart Sale)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Le Poppycock

Polar Bear (he needs a name): Meli Imako Christmas Gift

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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Far Better Things Ahead

Far Better Things Ahead
Happy New Year, Fabulouses!  After reading about Love and Carson’s New Year’s Eve mis-adventures {HERE}, {HERE}, and {HERE}, I gained a new appreciation for the quiet evening I spent in the company of my canine pal, Ripley.   No last minute trip to the dog park with his pals to share a few Ripley snacks, no lampshade on his head, just a peaceful stroll through The Winter Forest sim, contemplating the big changes we went through in 2016, and anticipating better days ahead in 2017.

Ringing in the New With Style

As I was considering what to wear on my New Year’s Eve, I was happy to see a message from Astrid about the gorgeous and free Christmas Dress 2016 from The Beautiful Ones.  She said it is a lovely gown, and boy, was she right on the money.  Thank you so much, Astrid, for the tip!  Ripley and I scrambled over to TBO, activated the group tag, and quickly scooped up the formal frock.  With a join fee of only 25L, you will have access to promos and gifts, as well as mania boards, and a group-only lucky chair upstairs.  Featuring glistening gold accents, and a long, flared skirt, this gorgeous, sleeveless gown is perfect for an evening of dancing.  Although the title “Christmas Dress” might make you think it is only suitable for holiday wear, the gift includes a color-change HUD with 6 options, making it very versatile indeed.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Hourglass, Physique, Belleza, Maitreya,  and TMP
  • Mesh for Classic Avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for Mesh
  • Color Change HUD with red, white, green, black, teal, and purple options

A Little Bling

It must have been my lucky day, because after the IM from Astrid, my hound with a nose for bargains led me over to Mandala Jewelry’s Marketplace store.  I was thrilled to notice the many S-A-L-E items.  I couldn’t help but dally over the 12 days of savings, 50% off, and 70% off specials.  Finally settling on antique gold, Tukemono double hoop earrings for only 37L (50% off… woot!  woot!) , I checked out, and crossed my fingers, hoping for a perfect match to the trim and bow on my beautiful dress.  Ta-da!  The shimmering baubles wonderfully accessorized my outfit, providing a touch of simple elegance.

Get it, Girl

My Day Just Kept Getting Better

While I was drooling over pondering the many bargains at Mandala Jewelry’s sale, a group notice popped up on my screen announcing a gift from Sentinus Design.  Gold-accented heels with an eye-popping 8 texture options.  Was I interested in the Casandra high heel shoes?  You bet!  Best of all, the group is completely free to join.  In the pose for my main photo, my shoes are completely concealed by the hemline of my gown, so I’ve included the close up photo to showcase the design of my newest footwear.  With softly polished leather, and gleaming golden chain accents, these beauties glammed up my feet in style.  I selected the teal version to complement my dress, but you also have 7 other texture options to choose from.  In addition to the Casandra heels, group members can also pick up 18 (no, that is not a typo) other free gifts.  Time for another happy dance!

If Only…

So, my loyal canine companion and I shared a wonderful New Year’s Eve together.  The only down side of the whole story is he didn’t bring me breakfast in bed the next morning.  Just deep brown, liquid chocolate eyes, and a cold, wet nose, demanding a walk in the frosty, pre-dawn air.  Maybe Love does have the right idea after all…  I wonder how hard it would be to train an old dog to whip up breakfast as a new trick?  Until next time, wonderful readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley who is definitely NOT cooking breakfast!)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alba (99L at Kustom9)

Eyeliner Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Eyeliner Applier

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier Aiko

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Hair:  Truth Sugar (with Sugar bangs) – First blogged {HERE} by Love

Additional Bangs:  Truth Bangs Collection [Dbl Side Wavy] – First blogged {HERE} by Love

Earrings:  Mandala Tukemono Earrings (37L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  The Beautiful Ones Christmas Dress 2016 (free group gift 0L/25L to join)

Heels:  Sentinus Design Mesh Casandra High Heels (free group gift 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  (dress) Pose2free created by Igoz Kaynor (I could not find the store link)

Pose:  (shoes) Tuty’s Mocap Animations

Sim:  The Winter Forest
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Life is a Highway

On the road again...

I Can’t Drive 55

I finally had enough of the cold and snow and decided to take a drive in my new car.

I hadn’t been out driving on the Mainland roads for quite a while, and let me tell you, it is not for the faint-hearted. In one trip, I saw everything from the ridiculous to the… well, more ridiculous. I passed a WWII-era airbase floating several meters off the ground, a seriously overcrowded breedables farm, a “Kittycat Whorehouse” (for humans? cats? humans dressed as cats?), and a giant baby with Donald Trump’s head holding the Scales of Justice. I have no idea what that last one was all about, but somebody is clearly trying to send a message, LOL! 😯

If you’re looking for somewhere to drive, be sure to check out the Second Life Road Network Directory for maps and suggested routes. I did most of my driving on Routes 8 and 9, and there are plenty of Rez Zones (places to rez your vehicle) along the way.

Unfortunately, sim crossings still take much of the fun out of driving; once you finally get going, you’re tossed up into the air, underground, or into the water, before jarringly arriving on the road on the other side. Another hazard to watch out for is accidentally driving onto private land with super-speedy-object-return and having your vehicle zapped out from under you. DOH!

Be careful out there, folks!

Little Deuce Coup

I stopped for gas – and a quick selfie – on this lovely sim called West of the Rain. It’s not a large sim, but it’s extremely detailed and worth a visit!

My look was inspired by this fabulous leather jacket, which is the latest free group gift from BUENO. You can wear the jacket with or without the little shirt that says “Naughty is the New Nice” (which I think may be my mantra for 2017), and it comes in sizes for Belleza Freya and Isis, and Slink Original and Hourglass mesh bodies, as well as a “fitted” version.

I added the free Absence of Fear jeans by Beautiful Dirty Rich (previously blogged by Love and Pru), and the Lacey Choker dollarbie gift from CHAIN. The choker is resizable and comes in both black and white (changeable via HUD).

SIDE NOTE: Since there was no Maitreya version included in the BUENO gift, I decided to switch over to my Slink Physique body. I had heard that Slink recently updated their mesh bodies, so I popped over to the store to pick up the new version. To be honest, I hadn’t worn my Slink body in a very long time because the HUD made me crazy, and I didn’t feel that there were enough alpha cuts, making the body difficult to wear with many designs. But I am happy to report that the updated body has many more alpha cuts, and the new HUD is split up into sections, no longer cramming everything onto one, crowded screen. If you own a Slink body, be sure to head over to a redelivery terminal at the in-world store to pick up the updated version. 🙂

 

On the road again...

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Shoot, there’s my phone again. Probably Carson needing a ride. I’ll just let it go to voicemail.

I’ve been having such a blast driving my new Bentley Supersport! I picked it up as a free group gift at Sydney City, and I have to say that it is really well done, not to mention FUN!

Both doors and the trunk open and close, the headlights turn on and off, and the dashboard is nicely detailed. The engine makes a cool vroom vroom sound, the exhaust you see in the photo was not photoshopped, but actually comes out of the car when you drive! There are a ton of other options that I haven’t had a chance to try out yet, so be sure to click on the car to get the full menu. Note that the car weighs in at a hefty 69 LI, so you may not want to park it or use it as decor unless you have plenty of available land capacity.

My apologies to the lady people I ran over, and thank goodness the bus that hit me sustained more damage than I did. 😉

BTW, I’m pretty sure that Soylent Green is people. 

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Sarah (featured @ LIMIT8)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Makeup: alaskametro “Gala” RARE (20L per play @ On9)
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Body: Slink Physique Original
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Fenella
Tattoo: Leti’s Tattoo Ixhel
Choker: CHAIN Lacey Choker (1L gift)
Jacket: BUENO Fox Jacket (free group gift / free to join)
Jeans: Beautiful Dirty Rich Absence Of Fear Jeans (free group gift / free to join)
Boots: Mutresse Nikki Boots
Pose: Reel Poses Ready for Selfie (store is MIA at the moment)
Car: RaC Club33 Bentley Supersport (Sydney City free group gift / free to join)
Location Photo 1: West of the Rain
Location Photo 2: Somewhere on Mainland Route 8

 

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The Most Famous Reindeer of All?

Comet and Cupid
Hello there, Fab Free!  Ripley and I got into the Christmas spirit, and meandered over to the Winter Flakes sim this week.  As you can see, we discovered Comet and Cupid enjoying their last days of vacation before Jolly Old Saint Nick harnesses them up to his sleigh.  Much to my delight, they agreed to pose with me for this snapshot.  I think maybe my cute Miss Klaus mini dress and antlers might have convinced them, but Ripley insisted it was his charming personality that did the trick.

Introducing….Miss Klaus!

Have you checked out the December edition of the 2nd Level Event currently taking place?  Many of the vendors have gifts set out ranging from a variety of poses to this adorable, holiday-themed outfit – all for free!  The free gift package from Black Rose Designs features the darling Miss Klaus mini dress.  With delicate straps, warm, white fur trim, and a silver buckled belt, this sassy number is sure to make your spirits high.  Just in case you don’t encounter Comet and Cupid, the generous Black Rose designers also tucked a cute, stuffed reindeer into the gift to keep you company.  The 2nd Level Event runs until December 30th.

What’s Included:

  • Mesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Appliers for Curvy, eBODY, Fine, Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Physique, TMP, and Venus
  • Santa Hat (not shown)

I’ve Got a Candy Cane for You

Love’s post about Candy Cane Kisses must have awakened Ripley’s sweet tooth.  While we were browsing the Marketplace, he quickly zoned in on Pastoral’s Candy Cane Choker.  At only 20L, this necklace provided the perfect finishing touch for my outfit, while still leaving plenty of green for my last minute holiday doggie-treat shopping.  The choker is composed of a simply-tied ribbon with a holly trimmed, cheery candy cane charm.  I love the way its deep red hue echoed the color of my dress.

After bidding farewell to Comet and Cupid, Ripley and I journeyed home, and settled down in front of the fireplace to warm up after our frolic through the snow.  There is something so soothing about relaxing in front of crackling flames on a snowy winter evening…the perfect way to end the day.  Until next time, wonderful readers, happy shopping!

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Hope

Hair:  eXxEsS X-Mas B (1L on the Marketplace first blogged here by Glimmer Odets)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Choker:  Pastoral The Candy Cane Choker (20L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  Black Rose Designs Miss Klaus Mini Dress (free gift at the 2nd Level Event)

Boots:  RADEX Mesh Hayal

Mesh Hands:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Winter Flakes Sugartown
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It’s an 8bit Christmas

8 Bit Christmas

Hunting time again.

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s the weekend once again and that means it’s time to dig into more hunts. I’ve been trying out a few this past week and aside from getting mixed up and turned around (happened quite a bit, unfortunately) my loot bag has been stuffed to the brim with goodies. One such example is the beautifully quirky 8bit Christmas dress that’s out from Eclectic Stars for the Meet Me Under the Mistletoe hunt. If you’ve read Pru’s post {HERE} Eclectic Stars carries a wide range of unique and nerdy clothing and furniture pieces and the 8bit Christmas dress is no exception. True to its name the dress features cute pixel Santas, reindeers, Christmas trees and candy canes and gave me quite the nostalgic kick for the old video games I used to play (Pac-Man!) Coupled with the vivid Christmas-y color scheme of greens and reds you’ll surely have a great dress for this season. The 8bit Christmas dress comes in 5 Fitmesh sizes (XS-XL) with an alpha layer to help with the fit as well as sizing for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink Physique mesh bodies. Prizes in the Meet Me Under the Mistletoe hunt costs 1L but if you’d rather not poke around the store you can buy the prize for 25L from the mistletoe prize prim. Personally, I’d take some time to peruse the items in Eclectic Stars as they do have a free no group needed advent calendar up, not to mention a Midnight Mania board and their free FabFree group gift! Curious to see what that is? Take a peek at Julianna’s post {HERE}

Tis the season…

To join groups for free! Moon hair store has set their group join fee to 0L and they have a wide range of group gifts out for you to pounce on. I’ve been watching this store for a while because of their elegantly casually hairstyles and beautiful hair colors and was pretty pleased to have discovered this free join period. Pictured is the Mias La II which is but one of many group gifts available. While I was partial to the dusty light purple version of this hairstyle there are nine other out of the ordinary colors to choose from an easy to use Hud that’s included in the gift package. Once you’re in the group, you can take advantage of group only Lucky Letter boards and Midnight Mania board. I’m not sure when Moon’s free group join exercise will end so join up soon.

This glittery Christmas

The holiday season is a good excuse for glitter and since I love shiny things and shoes from Baby Monkey I zoomed right over to the store when I saw that they’ve generously set out a gift for the Fabulously Free in SL group. As you well know the Fabulously Free in SL group is free to join and if you’re not a member yet you can copy and paste the following link into the main chat of your SL viewer and click on the link when it pops up on local. The link is: secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about . Welcome to the group, please grab your free shoes. Classic pumps are a staple in any shoe collection and these come in six (you read that right) beautiful glittery colors. Just click on the hud provided in the gift package and have fun matching your shoes to your outfit. The Glitter Pumps come in sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink High feet. When you’re done grabbing your free group gift, check out the no group needed lucky letter chairs (two for guys as well) and the advent tree that’s set out at the Baby Monkey Mainstore!

8 Bit Christmas headshotThe search is still on!

In my last post {HERE} I said that two of my favorite skin stores are participating in the Women Only Hunt 2. If you guessed that the other store is 7 Deadly s{K}ins then you’re right and they’re offering the Amina skin shown above. You can get sweet-faced Amina for 0L by hunting out the snowflake at the 7 Deadly s{K}ins main store and once you’ve found it be ready to be in for a treat. The prize package contains the Amina classic skin in six skin tones (caramel shown) with cleavage/no cleavage options. Four skin tones (caramel, fudge, sand and taupe) have cluster packages that include appliers for Banned, Wowmeh, Tango, Phatazz and Slink Hands and Feet whereas appliers for Tango, Pthatazz and Slink Hands and Feet are provided for the skin tone Powder. It’s a very generous and top quality gift but I’ve found that it’s par for course for 7 Deadly s{K}ins. If you’re not a group member, do think about joining up as the store is holding a group only advent and the join fee for the group is free.

I also mentioned…

That Mesange was participating in the Women Only Hunt 2 and that their gift was a trio of beautiful Ice Dream Eyes. I’ve been wearing the blue pair the entire week and decided to switch up to the green pair for this picture. The colors are very stunning and I love the snowy glaze on these green peepers just as much as I love them on the blue. If you haven’t picked up this lovely prize, it’s available for free when you find the snowflake at the Mesange main store. Prize package includes system layer eyes, mesh eyes and Genesis and Omega System huds.

If you’ve missed the coverage for the Women Only Hunt 2, here’s a rundown:

Gotta get back to those hunts now. Have fun on your weekend dear readers!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Amina (0L/Women Only Hunt 2 prize)
Hair – Moon Minas La II (0L/Group Gift/No join fee required currently)
Eyes – Mesange Ice Dream Eyes 2 (0L/Women Only Hunt 2 prize)
Dress – Eclectic Stars 8bit Christmas dress (1L/Meet Me Under the Mistletoe Hunt prize)
Shoes – Baby Monkey Glitter Pumps (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/No join fee required)
Feet – Slink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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Under the Light of the Moon

Gazing up at the Moon
Hello Fabulouses!  The other day, while Ripley and I wandered through SL, he stopped, and gazed intently into the distance, then suddenly slipped from his collar.  He bolted away, leaving me holding a dangling leash, and the chase was on!  I finally caught up to him as he paced impatiently outside the Lucky Night Shop.  I tightened his collar up a notch, slipped it around his neck once more, then followed my hound with a nose for fashion over to the group gifts corner.  Sure enough, Ripley had discovered another Fabulous Find to share with our wonderful readers.

A Dreamy, Draped Dress

Ripley’s nose pointed straight at the free Moon Dress, which is the current gift for the FitMesh Fanatics group.  Following the pupster’s lead, I switched over to my FitMesh Fanatics tag (the group is free to join), gave the group gift board a quick tap, and became the proud owner of this lovely, free gown. With softly draped folds gathered by a simple black belt at the waist, this floor-length gown reminds me of a Roman goddess dress.  A delicate shade of mauve, paired with a plunging neckline, and a daring, scooped back, lend this frock a feminine air.  I love the way it frees my skin to softly shimmer in the moonlight.  Simple, yet elegant, this gown would be perfect for role play, or an evening of dancing under the light of the moon.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Belleza and Maitreya
  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for fitmesh

Ripley and I traveled to The Gates of Melancholy, and spent a quiet evening contemplating the stars and moonlight.  I wish you peace in this sometimes-hectic holiday season.  If you are fortunate to have your family near you, I hope you take a moment to hold them close, and let them know how much they mean to you.  I discovered recently just how fragile life can be, and I’m glad I had let my loved ones know how much I care while I still had time to do so.  Until my next post, dear readers, happy shopping!

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Barbara (formerly at Kustom9)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Magika Written

Dress:  Lucky Night Shop Moon Dress (free gift for FitMesh Fanatics Group 0L/0L to join)

Arm Cuff:  Just Because Elegant Arm Cuff (old group gift for FaMESHed group)

Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia for Slink High (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Lyrium (includes violin)

Sim:  Gates of Melancholy
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Festive Greens and Reds

Festive greens and reds

All of this running around.

Hey there fabulous readers, how are your advent runs coming along? I must admit that I’ve lagged behind these past couples of days thanks to all festive busyness in RL but thankfully there’s the FabFree Advent Listing to lean on and get me right back on track again. It’s also really awesome that some advents allow for past prizes to be delivered or purchased and one such store that’s doing this is Entice. I came to know about this merchant thanks to Kathryn but finally got myself around to visiting when I saw that they were doing an advent calendar. The prizes are free to group members and the Entice group is free to join but if you’re short on group slots (like me) you’ll be able to purchase the advent gifts for 25L each. Past prizes are available for 25L so drop by to the store and, er, Entice yourself so to speak by trying on the demos for the advent gifts provided so that you can pick out and purchase your favorites.

Demos lead to good things.

Trying on demos is what lead me to the stunning emerald number pictured. I’m still using a mostly ‘classic avatar’ and it can get a bit daunting when I don’t see the words ‘standard mesh sizing’ on the vendor ads but with the help of those demos under the Entice advent tree, the deal was sealed. Not only is the color for the Make Me Dress (advent gift day 6) vibrant and eye catching, its design is unique as well. The top and skirt part of the dress are linked together with circular chains, making this a fun and flirty outfit that’s perfect for all those Christmas parties. The Make Me dress comes in sizes for Slink Physique and Hourglass, Maitreya and Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus.  Personally, the Venus fit was perfect so throw on a demo and an alpha layer that’s lying around in your inventory and experiment!

Scientia potentia est

Have you ever been to the Fabulously Free in SL flickr feed? It’s a great way to learn about new free gifts and that was how I caught wind that N-Core was giving out two free pairs of shoes! Pictured above are the Kate Christmas heels which are very fitting for the season with its vivid red and white color scheme. The gift folder includes sizes for N-Core High feet, Belleza High feet, Maitreya High Feet, TMP High feet and Slink High feet. N-Core is very much a new to me shoe store but I’m really loving this well-made pair of classic heels. If you have a group spot open, N-Core has also put out a gorgeous pair of boots as their group gift which you can read all about in Love’s post {HERE}. Find your gifts under the Christmas tree!

Who does your hair?

The gifts for the Truth VIP group have been very generous and the trend continues into December with not one but two gifts. Pictured is the Irena hair, a long and wavey style that is simply elegant. You can choose to make things more casual with a beanie (color hud provided) or add bangs. The Irena hair also comes with a seperate fit so that it won’t cut into your front. As always with Truth VIP group gifts, this hairstyle comes in a fatpack of colors.  The join fee for the Truth VIP group stands at 350L, a good deal since you’ll be getting two hair fatpacks.

Festive Greens and Reds

Have you joined up yet?

In this post {HERE}, I mentioned that 7 Deadly s{K}ins was going to make it’s group free to join on the 28th of November. Well, that date has come and gone so if you haven’t taken the opportunity to join up now is your chance to do so. There is an advent going on at the store for both females and males that are open to group members. You’ll need to pay the 1L for the day’s gift but it will be immediately refunded back to you so that means you’ll get a different skin a day for free this month if you join up! Pictured is the Day 6 prize Feeb’s Fabienne which ones in one tone and cleavage/no cleavage options. There are also appliers for Tango, Phatazz and Slink (full body) included in the gift package. If you’ve missed some of the advent gifts, those past prezzies are still available for 50L (pay vendor 99L and have 49L refunded immediately) 7 Deadly s{K}ins  have always been consistent with the quality of their skins and the generosity of their gifts so join up now as free group will only last till the first of January.

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Feeb’s Fabienne (0L or 50L if not purchasing on advent day/Group needed/Free join)
Hair – Truth Irena (0L/Group Gift/350L join fee)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Dress – Entice Make Me Dress (25L/Past advent gift/No group tag required)
Shoes – N-Core Kate (0L/No group tag required)
Feet –Slink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

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Bringing Home The Tree

Bringing Home the Tree
Hello there, Fab Free!  Today, as I took Ripley for his morning stroll, we passed by a house with a Christmas tree all decked out in the front window.  Ripley paused and gazed at it with a wistful, hopeful expression in his eyes.  “OK pal, we’ll go pick out our tree tonight,” I told him as I scratched behind his ears.  All the way home, he pranced, his tail wagging joyously.  I guess even pups get excited during the holiday season!

Crimson Concoction

The other day, as Rip and I sought out our next Fabulous Find to share, we decided to pop on over to Hottest Fashion.  In our very first post on Fab Free [HERE], we highlighted a cute, summery knotted top from the store, and I figured we should take a peek and see if the gift had been updated to a cooler-weather outfit.  Pleasantly surprised, I tapped the prize board for the Mesh Body Friends Group (free to join), and scooped up this free long-sleeved Winter Dress.  As an added bonus……..it was in my favorite color….another score for Team Ripley!  This frock features a full-cut skirt accompanied by a loosely fitted bodice, and can be worn with or without the included black woolen scarf.  Since Rip and I planned to delve into the woods to track down our Christmas tree, I draped it around my neck to ward off the winter chill.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Belleza, Slink, Maitreya
  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for fit mesh
  • Fit mesh scarf

Life is Better in Boots

You can’t ferret out a tree in the forest wearing heels (now THAT would make an interesting post, don’t you think?), so I slipped into some winter-friendly footwear.  I discovered my high, zipped leather boots while searching the Marketplace for good deals.  Currently, Vlad Blackburn is offering these Color Zip Over Knee Boots for only 49L in his Marketplace store.  Featuring high heels, and creamy leather with soft folds, this footwear package includes a color HUD packed with a rainbow of options.  You can alter the hue of the body, soles, and zipper separately.  They are constructed of fitted, rigged mesh, so no special feet are required.  To confirm they will work with your avatar, you can always test the fit with the free demo offered here.  With my tootsies and legs snuggled up in warmth, Rip and I started up Old Bessie (our truck) and began the Great Tree Hunt.

Over at the Beautiful 4 Seasons sim, we accomplished our mission, and met some new friends along the way.  Aren’t these lovey-dovey owls just the sweetest looking couple?  My heart just melted when I saw them perched on Ole Bess.  I posed next to the pair, and snapped a quick picture before journeying home with Ripley to set up our tree.  Until next time, my friends, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Barbara in America02 (99L at Kustom9)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Ryleigh

Dress and Scarf:  Hottest Fashion Mayelin Winter Dress and Scarf (free gift for Mesh Body Friends Group 0L/0L to join)

Boots:  Blackburns Color Zip Over Knee Boots (49L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Beautiful 4 Seasons
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