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Somewhere in Lost Lagoon

Lost Lagoon

Hi there, Fabulous Readers!  I’m popping in quickly on this Monday evening to share a hunt prize that I scooped up along the Peace by Peace Hunt 2 path.  The package includes the complete outfit (minus flip flops and necklace), all for just 1L.  That makes it a super thrifty Fabulous Find!  Ladies, don’t despair, there is a female hunt gift hidden for you in the shop, too!

Stripes and Solids

With a t-shirt (I know, I know I didn’t wear it for my picture), a long sleeved button down shirt, and khaki colored shorts, I’m ready for just about any weather summer will direct my way.  My olive green top features gleaming buttons, shoulder straps, and solid pockets.  The knee length shorts include coordinated striped cuffs and a handy belt.  Since it was a warm spring day when I snapped my photo, I opted not to wear the white t-shirt that the designer thoughtfully tucked inside the box.  With three fitmesh versions, as well as classic mesh included in the package, it was easy to find the right fit for my Belleza Jake body.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply head over to Dark Water Designs and locate the puzzle piece concealed within.  Once you do, pay one Linden dollar, and this look is all yours!

What’s Included:

  • Fitmesh version 1, 2 and 3 (with and without the t-shirt)
  • Classic mesh in S, M, L (with and without the t-shirt)
  • Shorts in 4 sizes
  • Alpha layer for shirts (with and without t-shirt)
  • Alpha layer for shorts

I’m off to see what other items I can discover along the hunt trail.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier: Birth Shadow

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Necklace:  Amias April Gift (free group gift – first blogged {HERE} – 0L/0L to join)

Outfit:  Dark Water Designs Olive Stripe (hunt prize for the Peace by Peace Hunt 2 – 1L)

Flip Flops:  Dufaux Flip Flops (free group gift – first blogged {HERE} by Astrid)

Pose:  Tuty’s Mocap Animations

Sim:  Lost Lagoon

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Retro Style

New Order

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I took a step back in time as I hit the trail of the Retro Hunt this week.  The first stop on my list was one of my favorite stores – Horr Menswear.  There, I discovered this vintage style tank featuring the name of an 80’s band.  As a young pup back in the day, I remember riding down the highway, windows down, and Blue Monday by the New Order blaring on the stereo.  So, of course, I just HAD to find the hunt prize featuring this group!

Back to the Eighties

It took longer than I thought and several trips to the store, but I was bound and determined not to give up.  I’m so glad I hung in there because I came away with a classic two toned tank top.  This form-fitting top features a realistic wrinkled texture and a muted color scheme.  As you can see from my picture, it coordinates well with faded blue jeans, but would also go with black or gray pants.  Since versions for classic as well as mesh bodies are tucked in the package, I’m sure you’ll discover one that fits your avatar just right.  Priced at only 1 Linden dollar (and an investment of time spent searching), this top is a great addition to anyone’s casual summer wardrobe.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

The Retro Hunt runs through May 31, and all prizes cost just 1 Linden dollar.  I’m off to search for more nostalgic items along the trail.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat) 

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier: Birth Shadow

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Top:  Horr Menswear No Centelli Tank (prize for the Retro Hunt – 1L)

Jeans:  Dallas MacKenzie Colt Jeans

Pose:  Indigo Poses

Sim:  Isle of May

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Free Spirit

Free Spirit

Hello there, Fabulous Readers, and Happy Monday!  I had a long, long day, and sure am happy to be on the tail end of the first day of the work week.  I’m popping in with a quick post featuring fantastic free hair for the guys (actually, ladies you could wear this one, too!).

No, Really, I’m Just a Cowboy at Heart

There’s nothing like a cowboy hat to shield you from the elements, and deck you out in a rugged style.  My No Really hat and hair combination is a free gift over at No Match, exclusively for members of the L’Homme Magazine SL Readers Group, which is completely free to join.  The package includes an accessory HUD packed with 12 options for the hat as well as an Ombre tones HUD loaded with 12 varieties for the hair color.  I’m not sure how long this free offering will be available, so if you’d like to pick up a copy for yourself, I’d recommend saddling up, and heading over to the shop soon.

Until my next post, happy trails to you!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Hat/Hair:  No Match L’Homme Gift (free gift for members of the L’Homme Magazine SL Readers Group – 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  Avenge Fallen Angel Braver Stronger Smarter Loved (available at Men Only Monthly)

Pose:  Indigo

Sim:  Isle of May

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Faded Blue

Faded Blue

Hello Fabulous Readers.  So, the other day, I couldn’t get Ripley to even open his eyes just a tiny bit, but my animal magnetism is working fine on the ladies over at Mystical Fae sim as you can see from my snapshot.  They just didn’t stop following me around.  I think they approved of my latest outfit, which I picked up for just 50L at the Sunny Side Up Sale at The Wash.  You’ve probably seen Aline’s and Love’s posts featuring beautiful items for the gals, but I’m here to tell you the guys haven’t been forgotten!

Dark Water and Faded Denim

As soon as I saw the casual Faded Denim Weekend Set at the Dark Water Designs cart, I knew I had to grab a copy for myself.   For just 50L, I was able to add a complete outfit to my summer wardrobe… a great deal!  The light blue button down shirt comes with the open/bare chested version I’m wearing, as well as one which includes a white tee for those cooler days.  Knee length white twill shorts complete the look.  I like the added detail of the belt at the waistline.  The package contains fit mesh and classic versions.  By adjusting the alpha layer on my Belleza mesh body, I was able to wear everything with no problem.   The sale at The Wash continues on through May 16th, so you still have plenty of time to scoop up this warm weather staple for yourselves.

Sizes Included:

  • Fit Mesh v1, v2, v3
  • Classic Mesh in S, M, L
  • Alpha layers for shirt with tee and no tee
  • Alpha Layer for shorts

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Shirt and Shorts:  Dark Water Designs Faded Denim Weekend Set (50L at The Wash Cart Sale)

Pose:  Wrong

Sim:  Mystical Fae
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Way Back Up In The Country

Break Time
Howdy there, Fabulous Readers!  Although I’ve been working hard around the farm all day, it’s finally break time, which means I get to stop and tell you all about this durable set of overalls I picked up as a prize in the World Tour Hunt.  You may have read Astrid’s post about her cosmopolitan finds on the hunt, but this good ol’ boy picked up a package with a more country flair.

Down in Creekville

This morning, I was up before dawn, ready to head over to Horr Menswear to see if I could locate the globe concealed in the shop.  I called his name, jingled his tracking harness, and even rattled a whole box full of Ripley snacks, but he wouldn’t budge.  He just kept snoring softly all curled up on his fluffy dog bed.  Muttering something about a “so-called man’s best friend,” I gave up on the pupster, crossed my fingers, and hoped I’d be able to find the hunt object on my own without too much trouble.  Thankfully, it didn’t take long, and I was soon back home opening my prize.

For just 2 Linden dollars, and a small investment of time searching, I had myself outfitted in my new Creekville Overalls.  The prize package included versions for popular mesh bodies as well as classic avatars.  Packed with details such as thick stitching, plenty of pockets, and sturdy straps, these pants were ideal for my busy day.  I appreciated the fact that all the dirt on the farm blended right in with the texture of the brown denim.  I have to say, that designer is one smart cookie!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • NX David
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP

Back to Work

Well, Beau here is eager to head out to his favorite pasture, so I’d better get a move on.  There are stalls to muck out, troughs to fill, and grain to deliver.  That’s just how it is out in the country…  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Overalls:  Horr Menswear WTH Creekville Overalls (hunt prize for World Tour Hunt – 2L)

Pose:  Indigo Poses

Sim:  Honeycomb Hive Mainstore

Song:  I’m From the Country by Tracy Bird

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I’m Gonna Take You Surfin’ With Me

See You on the Next Wave

Since Kat hasn’t stopped going on about her relaxing getaway to the beach, I decided it was my turn.  I loaded up my board, and made a quick trip to the surf over at Baja Tides, blasting music by the Beach Boys the whole way.  Luckily, my new shorts had me all set to catch some waves in style.

Celebrate the Start of May Just a Tiny Bit Early

It might still be the end of April, but I came across my first May group gift this morning at Amazing Creations.  With a dark belt, a teal background, and a fun tropical print, these shorts are just right for my surfing safari.  Classic and mesh body versions come side by side in the free gift package, so this summer staple is sure to fit most guys.  The best part about it all?  The Amazing Creations group is completely free to join, so my new look didn’t cost a single Linden dollar.  Now, my board’s a whole other story…

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP

Let’s go surfing now!  Come on a safari with me…

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Shorts:  Amazing Creations Male Group Gift May (free gift for members of the Amazing Creations group – 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Dufaux Flip Flops (free gift for members of Dufaux Mesh Boutique group – 0L/0L to join first blogged here by Loki)

Pose:  Tutys Mocap Animations

Sim:  Baja Tides

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Under An April Sky

Under An April Sky

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I’m popping in with a quick Sunday evening post about a free unisex necklace that you can pick up as a group gift at Amias.  This choker features three beads suspended on a dark gray cord, which softly reflect sunlight with a subtle gleam.  The simple design of this accessory provides just the right touch to finish off an outfit.  Male and female versions are tucked inside the package, so ladies, this one’s for you, too!  To pick up a copy for yourself, teleport over to the shop, activate the Amias group tag (it’s completely free to join), and click the vendor.  There are also two other group gifts on the wall, but these are just for the gals.

I’m off to scour the grid for more fashion finds for men.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available)

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Choker:  Amias April Group Gift (free for members of Amias group – 0L/0L to join)

Jacket and Shirt:  Dallas Mackenzie Denim Jacket and Shirt (specially priced for Steals and Deals through Monday – 150L)

Pose:  Hauschen Gift Pose Male (3L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Motorheadz Cafe

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No, Really, I’ve Been Spring Cleaning All Morning!

Sunday Morning

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Honestly, I have been busy working on organizing the garage all morning!  I’m just in the middle of one of my rare breaks.  Bruiser, here, wandered over from next door, and I had to pause, give him a long scritch between his ears, and slip him a Ripley snack or two.  Good thing the Pupster was off on a walk with Kat, otherwise there might have been a rumble around here!

For Him…

Loyal reader Geoffrey Edwardstone sent in a tip that there are some terrific prizes to locate in the For Him Hunt.  You may have already seen that Loki blogged the Horr Menswear hunt prize {here}.  It sure looks great on him!  Astrid shared the Storax Tree’s Seattle Loft Small Table {here}, which is another hunt item.  After seeing all of these goodies, and reading Geoffrey’s note, I decided to tackle this hunt for myself.  In no time at all, I picked up my Camo Cargo Shorts over at {Fe Style}.  The package includes two fit mesh options, plus mesh for classic avatars.  By adjusting the alpha layer on my Belleza body, I got a terrific fit, even though there is not a specific mesh avatar version.  With plenty of pockets to stash the day’s necessities in, and a cool camo print, I can see myself sporting these shorts often.  Once I located the wrench concealed in the shop, this summer wardrobe staple cost me just one Linden dollar.  Thanks so much for the heads up, Geoffrey!

Sizes Included:

  • two fitmesh versions
  • mesh in S, M, and L
  • alpha layer for classic avatars

Back to Work

I was glad to get out of the house head out to organize the garage so I could avoid sorting  through items indoors assist with operation SPRING SPRUCE UP (her idea, not mine!).  I hear the pitter patter of dog feet returning from his walk, so I’d better get started back to work.  I hope he didn’t count how many Ripley snacks were in the jar out here.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Hair:  Exile Boy Next Door

Eyes:  Song Magi

Tank:  etham Norman Tank Top (at Men Only Monthly)

Shorts:  {Fe Style} Camo// Cargo Shorts (hunt prize in For Him Hunt – 1L)

Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes

Sim:  Devin

Pose:  Wrong
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The Cross I Bare

Lilac
Hello There Fab Free’rs! I’m just going to come right out and say that Stix has just provided me with my new favorite fantasy toned skin. No contest. I love the lavender shade, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that this gorgeous purple hued skin is a FREE group gift at Stix. Needless to say once I was wearing the skin I was instantly inspired to create this cool demoness look.

Yuki as Syx

This fabulously generous group gift at Stix includes classic system layers with options for cleavage/nipples, nether regions,  and brows. Additionally there is a full set of appliers. While the body and head appliers are Omega based, they are specifically done to fit each of the different body types (Slink Pysique, Slink Hourglass, Maitreya, Belleza) rather than using one texture for all. The Stix group is FREE to join at this time. So if you aren’t already a PixyStix group member, no need to worry you can still get this amazing gift for FREE since there is not a group join fee all you need is group space!

Appliers Included: All in One Hud – Omega Appliers (Head & Body), Mesh Ear Appliers (Bentbox, Logo, Soul Uni), Heavy Cleavage Applier

Hunting at the Goth Garage Sale

I had some help creating this cool look thanks to some hunt items I picked up at the Goth Garage Sale. The Goth Garage Sale Hunt items are just 5 lindens each, and you’ll be hunting little black cats with glowing yellow eyes. Most of them are fairly easy to find. The little yellow-eyed cats are hidden/perched around the Goth Garage Sale venue, some are even hidden in the shops. The Goth Garage Sale event and Hunt end August 8th.

This Hair is Sn@tched

This sleek long hairstyle and horns set are the Goth Garage Sale Hunt prize by Sn@tch. I was pleasantly surprised to see a hairstyle from Sn@tch. The 5 linden hunt prize includes the hairstyle Drucilla with a “Goths” color hud that has 16 goth inspired hair-color options. You’ll also get the horns which can be worn separately. Horns are set up with resize scripts.

The Cross I Bare

The heavy cross Pru is wearing is another Goth Garage Sale Hunt item, this one from Psycho Barbie. The necklace fits well, is sizable, and includes a color change hud. The color hud lets you pick between black, gold, light gold, and silver. You can hunt down your 5 linden copy of the Psycho Barbie Croix necklace at the Goth Garage Sale.
Lilac 4
I went ahead and added a second photo, not just because I had so much fun with this look, I wanted to give a closer look at the third Goth Garage Sale Hunt item I used for this look. Also, it gives you a great close-up of the Yuki as Syx group gift skin from Stix, and the beautiful texture of the horns included in the Sn@tch Goth Garage Sale Hunt prize. Plus, I love the way she looks with this mad face!

Black Pearls

This detailed facial piercing set is the Goth Garage Sale Hunt prize by Black Pearls, and probably my personal favorite of the hunt items I collected. Like all the hunt prizes, this one from Black Pearls is just 5 lindens. First I want to point out that the blades along the forehead are color change, just click one and you’ll get a drop down menu with tons of color options. With just a minor adjustment to the position, the set fit my mesh head perfectly.

Here are the details, Happy Hunting Fab Free!

Hair w/optional Horns – :::Sn@tch Drucilla Hair (Goths) & Curled Horns (Black)::: – 5L GGS Hunt Prize @Goth Garage Sale
Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Eyes – {S0NG} :: Toki // Lilac Eye
Piercings – Black Pearls – [BP] Visha v2 – 5L GGS Hunt Prize @Goth Garage Sale
Necklace – +Psycho Barbie+ [Croix Necklace] – 5L GGS Hunt Prize @Goth Garage Sale
Skin – Stix ~ Yuki as Syx – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join
Body/Hands –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*Pose by Indigo

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Tis Kustom

Tis Kustom Hello Fab Free’rs, I hope you’ve all been having a wonderful week! I’m doing pretty well myself, especially after indulging in a little retail therapy at the current round of Kustom 9. This round of Kustom 9 is an anniversary round. Can you believe Kustom 9 has turned 3? In it’s relatively short time in Second Life, Kustom 9 has become one of the events I personally enjoy the most. I like the fact that it has remained a smaller event while still bringing in quality designers, at least in my opinion. In celebration of this anniversary, most if not all the participating vendors have put out a 9 linden gift. I picked up several, and the ones shown here are just a handful that I thought went well together.

This cute shoulder-length hairstyle is the K9 gift from MINA. I am always a sucker for heavy blunt bangs! I also like the swept back look of the style. I think it appears as though it could be tied back, but it floats over the shoulders and ends in a sort of feathery natural looking edge. The hair includes a color change hud of pretty “light brown” variations, and a version with and one without materials enabled.

Next, Essences also placed out a pretty variation on their Sophia skin as their K9 gift. This lovely face with the lilac lips is a Catwa head applier only. The gift applier is in the Essences medium01 tone with dark brows, and costs just 9 lindens like all the gifts at Kustom 9. I think the subtle makeup on this Catwa head applier by Essences is great for everyday wear. I also believe would look just as nice with casual clothing as it would with formal attire.

Fab Free’s own Kathryn commented on the photo for this post in Flickr that these eyes were “striking”. I completely agree with her, she always has such nice things to say! The eyes are part of the K9 gift from S0NG. S0NG’s 9 linden gift includes this hazy blue pair of eyes, and an equally strange and beautiful greenish pair. Named the “Bomi” eyes, each pair comes in a  mesh set, as well as a classic system layer.

Finally, this glittery iridescent choker with the little heart is from Pumpkin and I’m crushing on it big time! lol The mesh collar/choker has such a fun vibe, and it made me think of all the fun plastic jewelry I would have worn in my teens. Needless to say there was an instant feeling of slight nostalgia which is always a good thing in my book. The glittery heart choker has resize scripts built in for easy fitting, and is seriously cute on, especially for just 9 lindens.

Here are the details, I hope you like this small sample of the Anniversary gifts at Kustom 9.

Hair – MINA – Odyle – Light brown – 9L @Kustom9 

Catwa Head Applier – Essences Catwa Applier [K9 Gift] – 9L @Kustom9 

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Bomi Eyes :: – 9L @Kustom9 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Choker – [Pumpkin] Glitter Heart Choker- Gift – 9L @Kustom9 

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