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I Don’t Think You’re Ready for This JellyRoll

Donut Float
Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I’m back in the pool and loving it thanks to the Beached Bunny 8 Hunt. I picked up two of the BBH8 items to get pool-ready. The super cute swimsuit is from JellyRoll, and the fun doughnut float is from Harambee. I also picked up this cute summer hairstyle from Beusy. Keep reading for all the information on how to get your copy of these freebies and dollarbies. By the way, the hunt item is a little blue sand pail.

The Swimsuit – When I saw the little flamingos on the ad for this swimsuit by JellyRoll, I knew it was for me! If you’re not quite so excited about flamingos, the suit has a texture change hud with a blue and white tropical hibiscus print. This summer swimsuit is the 1 linden BBH8 hunt prize at JellyRoll. Also, there is an alpha layer included for classic avatars.

Mesh Sizes Included: Standard Mesh (xs, s, m, l, xl), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Venus, Isis, Freya)

Hint: It’s too warm to wear this.

The Doughnut Float – I am honestly not really into eating sugary pink doughnuts with sprinkles, but when I see them in a non-edible form, I find them almost irresistibly cute.  This little gem of a pool float is another BBH8 dollarbie prize. You can hunt it down at Harambee. The float has several animated poses, one of which even has a cell phone prop. All the poses are adjustable, and the float gently turns while you relax. It also comes in 3 colors, the pink color shown, a blue version, and a lilac version.

Hint: Listen to your soul by playing the Talking Drums.

The Hair – I really like this double braid hairstyle from Beusy a lot. It’s a current free group gift and comes in a wide range of color options. There is also a stylist hud that lets you wear the hairstyle with or without the bangs, and with or without the little fly-away hairs over the ears. You can also adjust the size of this hairstyle by manually editing it. Right now the Beusy group is free to join, so don’t miss out on this adorable summer hairdo.

P.S. I’m not the only one here at Fab Free who has been doing some Beached Bunny Hunting. Just in case you’ve missed them, here are the other blog posts featuring items from the Beached Bunny Hunt 8.

“Beached Bunny ” by Serena

“Think About Us Riding Wild Horses” by Serena

Here are the details for this post, enjoy!

Hair – Beusy: Lilac Hairstyle – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join *Originally Shown by Aline Here

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Skin – Essences – Petra

SunglassesMaxi Gossamer – MG – SunGlasses – Positano Parasol – 60’s Classic

Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Swimsuit – JellyRoll -Gift for the BBH8 Hunt – 1L BBH8 Hunt Prize

Pool Float w/PoseHarambee – Inner tubes donut style, 3 colors, 10 animations – 1L BBH8 Prize

Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Pool – [ Focus Poses ] Pool Backdrop

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In the Cool of the Pool

In the Cool of the Pool
Hello again Fab Free’rs. I’m happy to see you. Truth be told I couldn’t think of a better way for this would be mermaid to spend the afternoon than floating in the cool of the pool under the shade of a palm tree. Speaking of mermaids, the Makeover Room gift from Entice is very mermaid-y. I know that’s not a word, but I couldn’t find a better way to describe this cute gift. Also, I found the perfect summery pink pout at Pout!. I went ahead and included the vendor ads for each of these free gifts so you can see the colors and options. Keep reading for the where and the how.

The Dress – Honestly, I’m not sure if this blue and purple gradient little dress with the pretty scalloped edges is a dress, a swimsuit cover, or what, but I like it a lot. Wear it how you please, this versatile gift is a free gift for Makeover Room group members. In addition to this pretty one-piece version, there is a two piece bikini style top and skirt version. Both are equally cute and equally revealing, especially the skirt. This free Makeover Room group gift from Entice comes in several sizes. To get yours head over to the Makeover Room and join the free-to-join Makeover Room group. The gift is waiting at the entrance to the event space.

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

The Pout – Where else but Pout! would have just the right pink lipstick applier?! Pout! has a lipstick applier set as their current group gift (there are past gifts also available for 1 linden). The free “Bubble pop” lipstick set has 5 lip colors in several applier options. The Pout! group is free to join at this time. You’ll find the Pout! group gift to the left as you enter the store.

Appliers Included: Catwa, Vista, Lelutka, LAQ
Under the Boardwalk - MAIN (1024)[POUT!] Bubble Pop Lipstick Head Ref KEY

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – +Spellbound+ Sunday // Natural Selection

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Skin –  Essences – Aura (Catwa & Omega)

Sunglasses kotte – gothic heart glasses – sea – Past Hunt Gift Originally Blogged Here

Lipstick – [POUT!] Bubble Pop Lipstick – Multi Appliers – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join

Dress – Entice – Under the Boardwalk – AquaGrad – Free Makeover Room Group Gift/Makeover Room Group is Free to Join

TattoosThe Ivory Rose – Fortune – Past Bodyfy GiftOriginally Blogged Here 

Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Pool Float w/Pose – {what next} Lazy Summer Floatie Set 2

Drink Float – {what next} Lazy Summer Drinks Floaties

Pool/Background – [ Focus Poses ] Pool Backdrop

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Those Summer Nights

Summer Nights
Hey There Fab Free’rs! I hope everyone is having a good week. It’s getting hot down here in the south and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a warm summer night than at the beach in some warm tropical location. A girl can dream right?! For this look I went by Swallow and picked up a few of their many many group gifts. The flower headband and the two-piece swimwear/lingerie set are both current group gifts at Swallow.

The Headband – I like this different take on the flower crown/leather headband accessory from Swallow. It has resize scripts for easy fitting, and a color change hud so you can match your outfit. This gift is one of the most recent group gifts at Swallow. The Swallow group has a small join fee of 40 lindens.

The Bikini/Lingerie – I’m not sure if this two piece was meant for the beach, but the beautiful thing about Second Life is your lingerie can often double as extra cute sexy swimwear.  The “Lust Set” at Swallow is another group gift available to all Swallow group members. This gift is a fatpack with several sizes and color options. I think this set alone is well worth the 40 lindens it costs to join the Swallow group.
Mesh Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Freya, Isis), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), TMP

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – *booN ZGO223 hair ALLcolors pack 

Headband – ^^Swallow^^ Flower Power Headpiece with Hud – Free Group Gift/Group is 40L to Join

Skin – Essences – Allison (Catwa & Omega) – Currently @Kustom9

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Tattoos –  Nar Mattaru – <Nar> Legend Tattoos

Bikini/Lingerie – ^^Swallow^^ Lust Set- ALL COLORS – Free Group Gift/Group is 40L to Join

Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Backdrop – [ Focus Poses ] Tropical Backdrop

*Pose by FOXCITY

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Pineapple Park Avenue Princess

Pineapple Princess
Hello Again Fab Free’ers! I am feeling the weekend vibes, as you can see I had a lot of fun with this look. It would be difficult to not have a good time with the pineapple print on this group gift dress from Hypnose. The group gift hairstyle and the fluffy doll-like lashes from Besom paired really well with the flirty style of the dress.

The Dress – I have to tell you I feel like some kind of Park Ave. Princess in this chic pineapple print dress from Hypnose. There really should be a photo of the back of this group gift dress from Hypnose. It has pretty yellow laces. The Hypnose group has a one time join fee of 50 linden. In addition to this super cute dress, I saw 2 0r 3 other gifts available.
Mesh Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), WereWolf

The Hair & The LashesBesom has two lovely March group gifts waiting. This messy up do is a fatpack, so no matter what color you like, or if you’re like me and you like all of them, this gift is for you! In addition there is a lash applier hud gift at Besom with 3 upper lash options and 2 lower lash options. The hud is for Catwa heads only. Don’t forget you’ll need to join the Besom group to get both gifts. The group has a one time join fee of 199 linden.

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – #Besom~ #Girlgang Bun (March VIP GIFT) – FREE Group Gift/Group is 199L to Join

Hair Base – Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase – set 10 for CATWA

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Horns –  PUNCH / Demoness

Lashes – #Besom~ Baby Lash Set (March VIP GIFT) – FREE Group Gift/Group is 199L to Join

Skin –  Essences – Dark01

Choker – Shanghai – Luxury Choker – Past Sanarae Gift *Originally Blogged Here 

Dress – HYPNOSE – GROUP GIFT ANANAS – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join

Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Body/Hands –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

*Pose by Signature Poses (Store Closing)

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RUFFLES!

Ruffles_001

I think Friday is my new lucky day! I hopped onto SL this morning and my inbox was full of notices of all kinds of new group gifts and a 50 Linden Friday special that I knew I had to have! I was so excited to put this look together for you that I could hardly wait to post it!

New pants!

Pure Poison usually puts out shoes as their group gifts, but this time around they set out a free gorgeous pair of black ruffle front shorts! As always, the group is free to join. I fell in love with these at first sight and actually made the rest of my outfit around this signature piece! When you open your gift package, you’ll find that the Haley shorts come in the following sizes:

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Some browsing…

I did some browsing for the perfect shirt to go with my new shorts, and was in luck when I came across this beautiful Summer Color ruffled top by Toxic Bish. It is a free group gift and the group is free to join. I am showing it off in black in the picture above, but it comes with a texture hud that includes 11 colors and sizes to fit all the popular mesh body types.

Colors you get with this top:

  • White
  • Mauve
  • Brown
  • Hot Pink
  • Salmon
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Mint
  • Black (shown)

50 Linden Friday!

It’s Friday! Yay! The start of the weekend and special shopping deals! I stopped by Exile and picked up this beautiful hairstyle called “Run the World” in a pack of naturals (they also have out a separate pack of pastels for 50L too). It’s really pretty and I love the bangs! It’s a great and versatile hairstyle, perfect for many occasions.

Strike a pose!

I noticed oOo Studio Poses on my 50 Linden Friday list and decided to stop by there for a look. While I didn’t end up using the 50L pose for my picture today, I discovered that there were two free to all gifts sitting on the counter. You can buy the “My Life” pose used in this picture for just 0L, no group needed. It’s great for those of you into Second Life photography. The second pose out on the counter was a reclining pose, and was just as nice!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Run the World (50L for 50L Friday)
Jewelry – The Plastik – Everilda Jewelry
Top – Toxic Bish – Life in Color, Color Summer Top (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Shorts – Pure Poison – Haley Shorts (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)

Pose – oOo Studio Poses – My Life (Free to all Gift)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ] – *Note – Sim is group access only

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Beeeeeeeee Happy!

Beeeeee Happy

Mmmmm… a slice of watermelon in the middle of summer is just the thing! Pair it up with a cute free dress, and a great pair of sunglasses and the day can’t be beat! I put my hair up out of the way to make sure it didn’t get sticky. Let me tell you all about my look today!

This great pose!

I went to check out the Honey I Shrunk the Cart Sale and Hunt and went around and picked up as many of the hidden 2L Honey Drops as I could find. I’m showing off several of my 2L finds to you in this post! One of my favorite 2L gifts was this Watermelon Patch pose prop! It comes in two sizes. One for adults (shown) and one for kids! You’re sure to enjoy taking pictures with this terrific hunt prize!

Too cool for summer!

I love this cute butter colored dress. This cute minidress is by Crazy Pastry Designs and comes in lots of sizes.

Sizes available:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Curvy & Fine
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

I paired the dress with a great pair of blue “Zipper” sunglasses by Closet Full of Pancake. You can get a close-up of what these look like by clicking on the Flickr picture. One of the lenses has a “zipper” in it for a unique look!

Another Hair Fair visit.

I also couldn’t resist another visit to the Hair Fair. I knew I needed an updo to keep my hair out of the sticky yummy mess of my watermelon eating. Cheveux happily provided with their free gift! This hair gift is a mesh fatpack of colors and is cute as can be. I cam-shopped from the same spot I’ve been cam shopping from the last couple of times (I’m still finding lots of goodies there) and it was an easy to find booth. Remember to use this tip for selecting objects that are far away:

((Quick hint: to get maximum shopping benefit, if you are in firestorm viewer, go to preferences, firestorm tab [along the left side] then Build 2 [along the top tabs] and uncheck “limit select distance” and then click ok. This will allow you to select items from any distance as long as you can see it with your draw distance!))

Happy Hunting and Hair Fair shopping!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Skin & Head Applier – Lumae – Sabine, T4 fawn / Starlight
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Cheveux – HairFair2017 Gift Fatpack M111 (0L @ The Hair Fair)
Sunglasses – Closet Full of Pancake – Zipper Glasses (2L @ The Honey I Shrunk the Cart Hunt)
Dress – Crazy Pastry Designs – Honeysuckle Mini Dress (2L @ The Honey I Shrunk the Cart Hunt)
Shoes – On a Lark – Gem Sandals w/ Hud

And Stuff…

Watermelon Garden Pose Prop – Something New – Watermelon Patch (2L @ The Honey I Shrunk the Cart Hunt)

Sim Location – The Cyprian Garden

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Summer Yellow

Summer Yellow

A new summer outfit is always a great thing, especially when it’s something colorful and pretty and has a little bit of lace. I love this pretty yellow lacy top I found with the matching shorts! For just 1L and a little hunting time as part of the Summer Hunt, you may want it too!

Look for the Beach Ball!

I stopped by Prism and hunted around for the beach ball (as per the clue), and when I found it, I also found the beach ball that was the little item I could buy for 1L. I was rewarded with this Milan Citrus outfit package! It includes the shorts and top.

The top comes in the lacy version as well as a more modest version that isn’t see through in the lacy parts (not shown). You’ll get all the standard mesh sizes as well as a fitmesh size for both the top and the bottom.

If you decide to go exploring…

You may have noticed that a couple of my posts have been pictured at the sim Elysion. Just a quick forewarning if you decide to go exploring: it’s a beautiful place for picture taking — lush and exotic and gorgeous. However it is an adult setting and does require a group fee for entrance. Just wanted to make sure I put that out there for those who have adventure on their minds! 🙂

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Alice Project – Oona
Jewelry – Krystal – The Key in gold
Outfit – Prism – Milan Citrus by Journey (1L for the Summer Hunt)
Shoes – Baby Monkey – Deborah Flats

Sim Location – [ Elysion ]

Astrids Signature


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WOH3 Goes to the Beach

Beach DayHello Hello Fab Free’rs! All I can say is wow, the Women Only Hunt 3 is more than worth the effort. I almost can’t believe all the beautiful hunt prizes I’ve been seeing. I’m here today to share with you three of my personal favorites from the Women Only Hunt. Kathryn blogged a few of the WOH gifts in her posts “A Lil Bit of Lace” and “Daydreaming on a Sunday Afternoon.” You can check those posts out here. As for me, I’ve been dreaming of the beach something fierce, so of course I picked a few beach-items to share with you.
WOH
These fantastic nails are the FREE WOH prize at Slack Girl. They come in several sizes to fit various mesh hands. Also included is a color change hud to let you choose different color options. You’ll be hunting for a little coconut, and this one took me a minute to find. I don’t recall the exact hint, but it has something to do with locks or locked.

Sizes/Fits Included: Slink, Maitreya, Vista, Tuty

Next up, the cute colorful bikini Pru is wearing is the FREE WOH from Slipper. It comes in a single mesh size, and the top can be worn separately from the bottom. There really isn’t anything I don’t love about this freebie, I felt it fit my Maitreya Lara mesh body very well. I’m not sure what the hint is here either (I didn’t pick up the hud with all the hints), but it’s always good advice to try a demo.

Finally, I could not resist these gladiator sandals from ChicChica. They are also a FREE WOH prize. Even though they are bright yellow, I want to wear them with everything in my summer closet! Look for this coconut somewhere that sparkles.

Sizes Included: Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, Maitreya Lara, Belleza Isis

Happy Hunting Fab Free!

Hair – Exile::London to L.A: 14. Wild Fusion RARE *2014 Gacha 

SkinEssences – Litzi – Medium01 – Currently @Tropical Summer

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Tattoos – .Absence. Maritime Rose

ManicureSlack Girl – ::SG:: Who MeshNails – FREE WOH Prize 

Bikini – Slipper – WOH 3 Bikini  – FREE WOH Prize 

Sandals – :::ChicChica::: Serena – FREE WOH Prize

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Surfboard Bench – Trompe Loeil – Surf Shack Bench PG

*Poses by WetCat, Signature Pose, and Izzie’s

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My Summer Space

My Space
Hello Fab Free’rs!I don’t know about you, but I am definitely experiencing summer weather right now. It’s sunny and hot! About this time of year for the past few years I start hearing about creative ways people are creating personal space indoors and outdoors. The ladies especially seem to be getting in on this movement, I keep hearing terms like “She Shack” and “Woman Cave”.  Limited on both space and funds in real life, I decided to try this trend myself here in Second Life.

Fab Exclusives

Two of the items I picked up to create this little back porch oasis are Fab Free Exclusive group gifts. This means they are absolutely FREE! As a reminder, and for those who are new to Fab Free, the Fab Free group is always always always FREE to join. The first gift I picked up to get started on my little space is the lovely aqua blue wood background with the pretty climbing ivy plant shown in my photo. It is the FREE Fab Free exclusive gift from Cwtch.  The background lovely all on it’s own (my photo really doesn’t do it justice), still I liked it as the main “wall” for my little spot. Next I also picked up the current FREE Fab Free exclusive group gift from Storax Tree. That little kitty napping in her gilded hanging cage was just too cute to resist. Besides, even my quite spot needs a furry friend to keep me company. The open cage is usually quite a bit larger, but I sized it down using the built in touch menu.

Not all Dust Bunnies are Bad

Along with their recent FREE group gift, Dust Bunny released the cutest gacha set recently. The FREE group gift is the beautifully detailed diy rose tea set. This pretty little piece of decor would look lovely sitting on a table or counter. The Dust Bunny group is also FREE to join. In the name of sprucing up my quiet space, I also Dust Bunny’s new Woodland Dreams gacha while I picked up the group gift. The gacha is just 50 lindens per play, and there is a bonus gift awarded after 20 plays. I didn’t play that many times, so I can’t really comment on that gift, however you’ll find it pictured next to the gacha machine at Dust Bunny, then you can decide on your own if it’s worth the effort. I ended up with a good selection of the common furniture/decor items after just a handful of plays. The hanging macrame chair is probably my favorite of the group, there are around 20 female sit poses, and almost as many male sit poses in the chair. Of course picked one of the least feminine of all the female poses for this photo!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Tableau Vivant \\ Starry Night \\ Updo – Ombre

Skin – Essences – Thea (Catwa & Omega) – Currently @Kustom 9

Head –  CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Kimono – Petite Mort– Hanako Dragon Kimono

Background/Divider – Cwtch. Climbing Ivy Backdrop FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Hanging Cage w/CatStorax Tree – Feline Hanging Bed Black Tux Ae – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Rose Tea Set – dust bunny . diy rose tea . gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Dust Bunny Woodland Dreams Gacha Items – 50L per play

Body/Hands/Feet –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

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Ready…. Set… GO!!!!

Summer Daze Photo Challenge

June 1 is here and the FabFree Photo Challenge is a GO!

Get out there and frolic in the best Summery stuff Second Life has to offer and take loads of pictures!

Read over “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool starting TODAY until June 15. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen that weekend. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Our prize this round is 350L for the winner and 225L for the runner up!

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On November 1st, the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
3. You may enter as many times as you like.
4. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!