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Good Vibes and Lemonade


The Pier

Hi Fab Free’rs! Can summer please come a little faster?! I keep daydreaming of fun outdoor activities by the water on a warm sunny day. Until that sunny summer day we at least got the Good Vibes Hunt happening in Second Life to keep us occupied. The Good Vibes Hunt takes place on a beautiful richly decorated summer time sim. It’s worth it to just visit the setting, the “Good Vibes” theme is definitely present. The Good Vibes Hunt prizes are 25 linden or less (most appear to be 25L) and each participating shop has a minimum of 5 prizes hidden around the sim. Also, what summer day would be complete without something ice cold and refreshing? None that I know of! To finish off this summer look, I picked up some free group gift lemonade at Micamee. Keep reading for all the details!

For this post I hunted down a few of the Good Vibes Hunt prizes from Loki, and one of the prizes by Go&See. Both shops have their items set at 25 linden each. The clothing items from Loki are fit for Maitreya Lara bodies only. The eyes are appliers for Catwa eyes, or Genus eyes. The gacha keys are included below so you can get a look at what each shop has to offer. Pru is wearing item 01, and 06 from Loki, and item 02 from Go&See. Also, the eye appliers from Go&See are separate, there are 5 Catwa eye appliers, and 5 genus eye appliers, so be sure to pay attention to what is in the hunt prize before you buy it!

Loki • The Good Vibes Hunt


The Good Vibes Hunt - Go&See - KEY flickr

Lastly, lemonade! I was poking through some pose shops, and found my way to Micamee. There are a handful of pose gifts at Micamee that are free to group members. Pru’s delicious looking lemonade is part of the “Lemonade Potion” gift. This gift includes a right and left hand held lemonade with no pose, and a right and left version with a static hold pose. The Micamee group is free to join.


<micamee> October Gift

Here are the details!

Hair – TRUTH Horizon – Fatpack – April VIP Gift *Originally Shown Here
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Eyes – Go&See * Vibes * 2# Catwa Eyes – 25L @Good Vibes Hunt
Lifted Top – Loki – Pulled Up Tee – White & Pink Palms – 25L @Good Vibes Hunt
Tank – Loki – Summer Vibes Tank Top – White – 25L @Good Vibes Hunt
Tattoos – The Ivory Rose – I&R Somber tattoo / I&R Downhearted tattoo
Shorts – Absolut Vendetta -High Waisted Shorts
Drink w/Pose – <micamee> Lemonade Potion – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 
Location – Baja Bay


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Shipwrecked in Paradise


Shipwrecked

Hello Fab Free’rs! I was away for the weekend and I’m sincerely glad to be back. I love this little romper by Canimal. Truth told, despite how much I adore sweater weather, there’s a part of me that is actually starting to look forward to summer again. I’m also sincerely enjoying this cheeky red hairstyle by CHAIN. Keep reading and I’ll tell you how to get both for free or almost free!

The Romper – Incase you were not aware, Canimal has several lucky letter boards on the second floor of their main location. There is no group required for these boards. The adorable “Paradise” romper Pru is wearing is one of the items you can win should your letter appear. Nothing screams summer quite like a tropical print. This lucky letter board freebie at Canimal comes in a single mesh size and has a texture change hud with several tropical prints to choose from, and one that’s bananas. No really, the print is bananas. hehehe If I had to guess I’d say the size is a Maitreya Lara fit, though it’s not marked that I saw.

The Hairstyle – Even though red hair is usually Juli’s department, this style by CHAIN was too cute to pass up. It is their most recent group gift. This cute bob hairstyle comes with optional hairclips, and a color change hud with several pink and red hues. The CHAIN store group does have a 1 time join fee of 99 linden. Once you’re wearing your group tag, you can pick up this group gift as well as several others still available. Also there are 3 lucky letter boards you’ll have access to.

Here are the details!

Hair w/Clips – CHAIN – Laura Hair – Reds – Free Group Gift/Group is 99L to Join
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Glasses – Acid & Mala – .:A&M:. Reader Glasses – WhiteStore Closed
Necklace – VERO MODERO / LOVE Necklace Her  No Longer Available
Romper – [Canimal] Paradise – FATPACK – Free Lucky Letter Board Prize (no group needed)
Tattoos –  { Speakeasy } Peace Tattoo – Current Group GiftOriginally Shown Here 
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Location – Devins Eye
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One in a Melon

One in a Mellon
Hello Fab Free’rs! We survived Monday! I think that in itself is worth celebrating. I don’t know about you, but I like to treat myself with some shopping, especially when the shopping doesn’t really cost much. Right now you can pick up a set of adorable summertime themed tanks like the one Pru has on for free with your group tag at Hot Elegant Clothing (HEC). This group gift comes in a few different sizes, and includes an alpha layer for classic avatars. There’s also a fantastic color/texture change hud that not only allows to pick from several preset color/image options, it also lets you choose the opacity of the top, and toggle on or off the full bright option. I love the version Pru has on. It says “One in a Melon.” What can I say, I’m a sucker for a good pun. To get yours simply head over to HEC and join the in-world group. There is a one time join fee of 25 linden. Then click the gift vendor while wearing your HEC group tag.

Sizes Included: Standard Mesh (xxs – L), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya Lara, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus)
HEC (GROUP GIFT) • ZOE BEACH TANK TOP SOTUG-100Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – Magika [03] Little
Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Blake
Tattoos – ~silentsparrow~ Swallow Tale Tattoo Set
Tank TopHot Elegant Clothing – HEC – ZOE Beach Tank Top – Free Group Gift/Group is 25L to Join
Jeans – Blueberry – Pizza
Body –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

*Pose by FOXCITY

*Private Location

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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