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Eat the Darn Cake

Eat the Cake

Sometimes you just need to let go and eat the cake. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Definitely not afraid of a little indulgence, I happily gave in to my sweet-tooth and picked up this delicious looking cake at Cinoe. Secondly, while this sweater isn’t the same sort of indulgence, it feels like a splurge of the same kind of self gratification. It’s a recent group gift at Sentinus. I’ll let you know how to get your hands on both of these fabulous group gifts for free below.

Cinoe

This lovely little three-tier chocolate cake with fruit topping is a free group gift at Cinoe. The Cinoe group is free to join, and you can pick this sweet freebie up in the group notices or at the Cinoe main location. The cake is a decor/display item. It does not include any poses or animations. If you head to Cinoe and click the gift vendor while wearing your Cinoe group tag, you’ll get a folder with this chocolate cake gift and several other previous group gifts for free.

Cinoe Group: secondlife:///app/group/451c34ba-29f6-ba62-53bf-5e15f6634649/about

Sentinus

I’ll admit for a split second I thought to myself “Do I really need another sweater?” when I saw this free group gift at Sentinus, and I quickly put that thought out of my mind. No one needs that sort of negative self-talk. Of course I need another sweater, especially one as cute as this one! I really do like the fit of this sweater, and it has a ton of color/texture options making it a must-have. The Sentinus group is free to join also, so honestly, why not add another sweater to your wardrobe?!

Sizes Included: Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), TMP, Maitreya Lara, Standard Mesh (xxs – L)

Sentinus Group: secondlife:///app/group/34baa9cc-74ff-b9d4-cd27-bc5a8b20605c/about

Credits:

  • Hair – Lamb – Penny Lane
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika – Honey
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Eye Makeup – Veechi – Intense Liner
  • Lipstick – The Skinnery – Aquarelle Lipstick Kit – Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join
  • Sweater – Sentinus – Katrin Shirt – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join *Originally Shown Here
  • Necklace – e.marie – Basic Witch Necklace
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Jeans – Blueberry – Authentic Jeans – Gray
  • Plated Cake – Cinoe – Star of Dawn – Chocolate Cake – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Pose by Belleposes
  • Photo taken at a private location

 


The Coven

The Coven

In much need of some distraction, I have been so ready for the weekend. Thank goodness for Second Life, am I right?! Weekends are often a favorite time in-world. Not only are there more of us online, there are some pretty cool sales for my fellow shopaholics and I to indulge in. This weekend you won’t want to miss the Happy Weekend offer by Muniick. I’ll tell you all about it below. Also, No Cabide catered to my affinity for sweaters with an adorable sweater skirt and top combo group gift. As always I’ll give you the details further on. Have fun Fab Free!

Muniick

I have to to say that I’m often impressed with what Muniick has on sale for Happy Weekend. This weekend you can pick up their Llewellyn Dining Collection for just 60 linden. The set is beautiful, and includes the table, chairs, place settings, placemats, candles, chandelier, and the potted plant. Most of the items have texture change options, and the seating has quite a few sit animations. Do not miss out on this one!

Happy Weekend - 60L 9 Piece Dining Set

No Cabide

It’s finally started to get colder where I live and I am hence feeling desire for the coziness of sweaters and cold-weather fashion. No Cabide put out a very cute sweater top and skirt combo as a free group gift, and I’m absolutely enjoying it. The top and skirt can be worn together or separate, and the color/texture change hud has solid and plaid options to choose from. The No Cabide group has a one-time join fee of 75 linden.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Kupra, Slink (Hourglass, Physique), MeshBody Legacy

Credits:

  • Dining Room Furniture & Decor – Muniick Llewellyn Dining Collection – 60L for Happy Weekend *This Weekend Only
    • Table, Chairs, Chandelier, Plant, Place Settings, Placemats, Candles
  • Cats – JIAN Forest Cat Collection
  • Fireplace – Simply Shelby – Turkish Fireplace

What I’m Wearing: 

  • Hair – Beusy – Vexing
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika Skin – Honey
  • Eyes – Buzzeri – Celestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Eye Makeup – ALMA – All Blacks
  • Earrings – MIDNA – Luna Earrings
  • Top & Skirt – No Cabide – Ayla Set – Free Group Gift/Group is 75L to Join
  • Manicure – e.marie – Spring Tips
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Pose by Foxcity


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Ocean Eyes

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Hey, Fab Free! I like making new avatars/looks, and I made this one in the spirit of Billie Eyelish with the green and black hairsyle. Do you think it looks like her? It kinda succeeded but I think she ended up having her own unique look… this new avatar I created is super cute either way.

Let’s get down to the details which are a beautiful 1 L mesh body and this great free sweater!

Sweet’s Ruth Mesh Body

As many of you know, I have been working on the Fab Free Mesh body and Head Listing. I recently made a few updates to the page so you may want to look at some of the new bodies I posted. I decided to show off a body from that list, which is one of Ruth mesh bodies. This one is Sweet’s Ruth. Isn’t the body gorgeous? It fits many Maitreya clothes and shoes, although you will need to use the alpha hud to make many of the clothes fit. To use the alpha version of the body, just open up the box included in the folder that has the alpha HUD! This body is BOM and works with all BOM skins and other products. The Sweet’s Ruth mesh body costs only 1 L on the marketplace.

Here are some more details about the body:

Fits: Maitreya clothes and feet (flat, mid, and high) for the most part, with the use of the alpha hud provided.
Omega/Bakes on Mesh (BOM)?  This body is BOM only.
Bento? Yes.
Other Notes: Includes mesh nails with a nail colour hud. There is no mesh head included with this body.

You may also want to be aware of the following known issues about the body that the creator makes a note of:

“- A small glitch can appear between neck and head
(usually on high ground)
– A small glitch can appear with feet and hands in extreme poses.
– Medium High feet often need an alpha to fit Maitreya Shoes (provided!)
– Older skins with painted on nails will not match mesh feet. Use a nailfix! (provided!)”

Just as a side note, I used the Ariel head from LOGO to create this avatar. The LOGO group is free to join and every month in 2021 they are going to sell an older head of every month to group members for only 300L. In order to use the head, you need the 3.1 version LOGO customization hud. I was pleased to hear about this sale and grabbed the Ariel head up for that low price. The head is BOM compatible. There is NO mesh head included with the Sweet’s Ruth body, so you will need to use another mesh head of your own with it or get one of the mesh heads listed on the Fab Free Mesh body and Head Listing to complete a mesh look. Alternatively, you can wear the Sweet’s Ruth body with a classic system head if you prefer.

Beatrix

Another item I am showcasing today is the Beatrix Sweater Dress, which you can grab at the zOOm Mainstore. I found this gift by using the Maitreya Gifts, Sales & News group, and they have many gifts that were available for free during the Christmas train event this group ran over the holidays. Technically, the event ended around Christmas time, but a lot of designers still have their gifts out at their store. You can look at the gifts using this page, although some of them may not be available still. It’s worth a look though because I found that quite a few of the gifts are still out! I had my eye on this lovely sweater by zOOm on the list and to my delight, it was still available! Simply join the Maitreya Gifts, Sales & News (MSGN) group for free and the sweater is yours. zOOm has 2 free MSGN gifts out at the moment so grab them while you’re there!

Sizes Included

  • Maitreya
  • Isis
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

Thanks for reading, Fab Free! Have fun!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress– zOOm Beatrix Sweater Dress (Group Gift/ Group is Free to Join)
Boots– Blueberry FLF 1/17 Boots Pack

Body

Hair – Kuni Lisa
Mesh Body and Nails – Sweet’s Ruth 2.0 BoM Bento Mesh Body (1 Linden on the Marketplace)
Mesh Head, eyes, eyebrows, and makeup – LOGO Ariel (On sale for the month of January for 300L as a promotion/ Group is free to join)
Skin – 7 Deadly Skins Elivira Snow Browless
Backdrop – PALETO Backdrop Knox-03 

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Snow!

Snow!

Hey FabFree! I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful holiday filled with happiness, family and friends and all the good stuff! I sure did. I’m so stuffed with good stuff I can barely move.  Plus… my boxing day came with 12 and a half inches of snow! I was so excited, I got to wear those new snow boots I was saving. 

Now where is all this going, Juli? I hear you asking. Soooo I had snow on the brain when I saw this super cute cropped sweater from Fatal Fashion and had to have it! This is the briefly named “Winter Sweater” and you can pick it up for just 10 little lindens. The sweater comes in blue, black and red if white doesn’t tickle your fancy. And it this special price for everyone, no group needed. BUT you may want to join Fatal Fashion’s free group because there are a ton of past group gifts out all for just a few lindens each and there are free gifts every week! Plus, the advent calendar is also still available to the group.

Now, you guys now the drill. ALL gifts and special sales and what not are available at the time of posting but may go away or change at a moments notice. So don’t delay on this one, my Fab Dears!

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Classic Mesh – XXS – XL
  • eBody
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic – Curvy, Fine

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Juli’s Stylin’

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
  • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
  • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
  • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
  • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
  • Hair – Magika – Gemma
  • Jeans – Coco – highwaist color jeans

Top – Fatal Fashion – Winter Sweater – Sale price 10L

Photo Location – Winter Wonderland


All I want for Christmas is… some free mesh bodies and heads!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Advent is my favourite time of the year in Second Life. In fact, I go a bit crazy with it! This year has been no letdown, and the amazing list compiled at Fab Free this year was incredible! Time to give our amazing blog organizer Aline a round of applause. *claps*. Make sure you check out those calendars and see if any of the past gifts are available before the 24th of December. The Fab Free December advent list is here.

Advent Calendar at Altamura

Today I will be sharing the incredible advent gifts by Altamura this year. The Altamura group is currently free to join for a limited time, which will give you access to their 12 days of Christmas gifts, sitting under the tree at the store, and two free mesh avatars. Joining the group will also give you access to group gifts that are located around the store (you have to search for them in each section of the store), and there is also a free male mesh head at the back of the store which is a current group gift.

Altamura is known for gifting free, full avatars that include a mesh body and head that are (usually) joined together. This advent, they are gifting two full mesh body and head combos for men and women. These bodies are fully BOM and bento and they can be used out of the box with few limitations. My friend Remus and I are showing off the full avatars above. They are beautiful! This is perfect if you need a new avatar or look for free. In each box, a full mesh head and body are included. The head and body are one piece so you cannot wear another head or body with each piece. Altamura bodies fit Altamura clothes, and you can often get the female avatar to fit other brands like Maitreya or Slink with the aid of alphas. I have heard that the male body fits Adam sized clothing nicely, but I have not tested that out. You will need to use alphas (see below) to wear non-Altamura clothes with these bodies. Altamura has a list of all the companies that make Altamura-sized clothing which is handy if you need help finding clothing for your new body.

One thing that’s important to know about these gift bodies is that they are fully BOM and because of this, they do not include a body hud. So, to add makeups, skins, and tattoos you must use BOM products. You can even use BOM eyes and nails. Any system eyes or nails will work with these bodies. As there is no body hud, you must use add alphas manually to your outfits. In order to alpha out sections of the body,  you will need a set of alphas (like the ones that are used when you have a classic avatar). I found two stores that have a good set of alphas out for free with no group join required:

  1. The first free alpha sets kit is at Little Black Dress. Just click the bag on the ground and the alphas are yours.
  2. Slink also has a set of free alphas out at their main store. Click the board that says “extra alpha layers”.

For the Ladies…

The free female body on offer is called “Movin’ On” and she is gorgeous. The ad below pictures what her head looks like up close. A truly beautiful avatar.

MOVINGon

In addition to giving out these wonderful bodies, there are more gifts under the Christmas tree at Altamura. The red BOM shirt I am wearing underneath my sweater and the sparkly heels are two of those free gifts. The heels are fitted for Altamura, Maitreya, and Slink bodies.

Goodies for the Guys!

I pulled in my friend Remus for the post today. Remus is sporting the Take My Way male avatar, which is also free. He is wearing 3 other free advent gifts from Altamura’s calendar, including the sweater and the scarf. The sweater is sized for Altamura bodies only and the scarf will fit any avatar. The jeans he is wearing are BOM/system pants which can be found for free in everyone’s library. Details are listed in the credits below.

TAKE MY WAY GIFT

Another awesome freebie that’s out for the guys at Altamura right now is the Akakor Mesh head. I am not sure how long this head will be available for free, so I wanted to mention it for all the guys out there. This head is BOM and Omega compatible and it can be worn with any other mesh body! Normally, Altamura heads go for 3-4, 000 L so this is a great deal! Snatch it up which you can, boys!

akakor-skin-gift-altamura

Free Unisex Hair!

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The last thing I wanted to mention is the gifts at the Firestorm Major Event. Remus is wearing the free unisex Jaime hairstyle by Firelight which is currently free to get at the event. This hair can be worn on a male or female avatar and it is completely free, no group join required. This freebie is out for a limited time, and there is also a free arctic ferret, and a free black panther you can grab at the event. I can not find when this event ends, but it will be very soon because this is a holiday-themed event. Go while you still can to get the gifts there.

I wanted to give special thanks to Orion Swansong and Ryan Schultz for helping me prepare for this post! These bodies were new to me and they helped me out greatly. You can read Ryan Schultz’s review of the Altamura advent gift bodies here.

Go snatch all these great gifts up before it’s too late!

xx

-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Body, Head, eyes, skin, and hair base– Altamura Movin’ On Fullbody Female BOM Avatar (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join)
Sweater & Pants– Ari-Pari Baby It’s Cold Sweatsuit (Exclusive at Winter Wonderland Market)
Shoes– Altamura Christmas Stilletos (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Hair– TRUTH Lela
Nails– SlackGirl Fly Bento Mesh Nails 

Remus is Wearing…

Body, Head, eyes, skin, and hair base–Altamura Take My Way Fullbody Male BOM Avatar (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Hair– Firelight Jaime Unisex Hair (Free at the Firestorm Major Event)
Sweater– Altamura Christmas Red Sweater- Altamura size (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Scarf– Altamura Coppola Scarf (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)
Pants– Male Student Jeans (Free in Second Life Library)
Boots–Altamura Christmas Red Boots 1 (Free Advent Gift/ Group is Free to Join/ Available a Limited Time)

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Noel

FabFree Post: Noel

Noel, Noel

I cannot believe that I have participated in 100 posts for FabFree! It was amazing when I joined and I have to say it is still as equally amazing that I can say this marks my 100th post for the group! I hope that you’ve had so much fun reading my random quips, song references, and mom jokes as much as I. Thank you ALL for reading along on my journey and here’s to 100 more!

In honor of having my 100th post, I (Paper.Sparrow) have released a Free gift that’s available to everyone with no group needed. This cute crop sweater is available at the FabFree Info Hub which I will leave up until well after New Years’. This free sweater is my way of thanking you all for being a part of my SL and allowing me to be part of yours.

Noel Sweater Fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Physique
  • Maitreya Lara

 

Bunnie is Wearing…

Top – Paper.Sparrow Noel Sweater (Free Gift No Group Needed @ FabFree Info Hub)
Bottoms – Addams – Zury Leggings #FATPACK
Antlers – Tentacio. Saturnalia antlers

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Eyes – . MILA . Zehra Eyes 
Face – Lefort by Revoul . Mette GenCatLelBOM in Tone 4
Skin – Revoul Body Applier 5.1 BOM – Chubby
Hair – Tableau Vivant // Garland hair – Fades
Ears – ^^Swallow^^ Gauged Ears
Tattoos – .: Vegas :. Tattoo Applier The Witch

 


Ugly Sweater Time

FabFree Post: Ugly Sweater Time

Holidate

I recently watched a cute little movie called Holidate, it had me laughing, crying, and having feelings all warm/fuzzy. It shows you how two people spend their Holidays together over the seasons. I have to say this is one of the sweetest movies I have seen in a long time. If you have the chance I do suggest taking a peek at it and let me know what your favorite part was.

HEY, IF IT’S ANY CONSOLATION, I SPENT MY HOLIDAY IN AN UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER, SIPPING COCKTAILS WITH A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE WHO I THINK WERE IN A CULT. — JACKSON

Pink Cream Pie has a new free group gift for you, this adorable ugly sweater is back again this season this time it’s in a form of a pretty unicorn tree. The group costs to join but with their past gifts out upstairs it’s worth the price 100 times over.

Sweater Fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Petite

 

 

Bunnie is Wearing…

Top – Pink Cream Pie  UniTree Sweater (Group Gift / L$314 Group Fee)
Bottoms – Addams – Zury Leggings #FATPACK
Shoes – Paper.Sparrow Vixen Heels
Antlers – Tentacio. Saturnalia antlers

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Eyes – . MILA . Zehra Eyes 
Face – Lefort by Revoul . Mette GenCatLelBOM in Tone 4
Skin – Revoul Body Applier 5.1 BOM – Chubby
Hair – Tableau Vivant // Garland hair – Fades
Ears – ^^Swallow^^ Gauged Ears
Nose ring – Swan Tie The Knot Septum Ring
Nails – e.marie // Mix&Match Coffin – Merry&Bright Red
Tattoos – .: Vegas :. Tattoo Applier The Witch
Apollemis Tattoos BoM Ruby Chest

Decor:

{moss&mink} Silk Draped Table
{moss&mink} Suede Dining Chair
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Deer (classic)
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Ruffle Wreath (classic)
MINIMAL – Advent Calendar 2020 Day 3#
Apple Fall Pearl Chandelier
+Half-Deer+ Christmas Set – Traditional – Ornament Garland

Pose:

FOXCITY. Breather 7

 

 


Kitten in the Snow

Kitten in the Snow

Don’t worry little one, I will keep you safe and warm. I’ll also keep myself cute at warm thanks to a few free group gifts at FaMESHed. If you’ve not made it over to FaMESHed yet, it’s well worth it to go. You may have seen the posts Aline has done featuring some of the many gifts at FaMESHed. I also recently showed the FaMESHed gift by Cae. If not, I’ll link them below. For this post I am featuring the free FaMESHed group gifts by Luas and Limerence. FaMESHed runs until December 27th, and the required event group is free to join.

FaMESHed Group – secondlife:///app/group/8ae32885-b174-3f8e-4a70-5df905f8f93a/about

More FaMESHed Posts :

Luas

My full outfit, minus the shoes and socks, is a free FaMESHed group gift by Luas. The scarf, sweater, and skirt are all included in this fantastic free gift. Each piece comes in the pink/black color shown with several size choices. I really love the warm tones to the shades of pink in this outfit. The extra long sleeves I’ve come to associate with Luas are also so cute and cozy for winter.

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

Limerence

This tousled chin-length hairstyle by Limerence is also free at FaMESHed with the event group tag. It comes in rigged and unrigged versions for easy fitting, and with or without the delicate shimmery snowflakes. This free hairstyle comes in a brown color pack with several brunette tones.

Credits:

  • Hair – Limerence – Snowy Hair – Free FaMESHed Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @FaMESHed
  • HeadCatwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • SkinEudora Beauty – Raika Skin – Honey
  • MakeupAlaskametro – Fall Essentials
  • Nose BlushHanzel – Nosey Blushey
  • Outfit – Luas – Kelsy – Pink & Black – Free FaMESHed Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @FaMESHed
  • Boots w/SocksAddams – Layla Over the Knee boots
  • Pose w/CatFashiowl – Little Bit of Love
  • Photo taken at Otter Lake


Sweater Weather Season

Sweater Weather Season

It is getting chilly in New York, which means that sweater season is right around the corner.  And what better way to celebrate cold weather and the approaching holidays that with an ugly sweater party?  Luckily, designers on second life have the same idea.  I found this cute “Ugly Xmas Sweater” with a reindeer print under the Christmas tree for 1L at XO Xtra Ordinari (adult sim). The sweater comes in both mens and womens sizes in the box, so no one is left out at the ugly sweater party this year.

I was feeling a bit festive with this ugly sweater, so I decided to track down some makeup to complete the look.  I found this great eyeshadow for free on the marketplace from Absinthe! called “Grinch.” It is a festive read and green combination and comes in BOM.

Sweater Sizes Included: Women

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • eBody
  • TMP
  • Tonic – Curvy, Fine

Sweater Sizes Included: Men

  • Adin
  • Belleza – Jake
  • Fitmesh
  • TMP
  • SLink

Viol is Wearing…

Clothes:

Top – XO Xtra Ordinari – Ugly Xmas Sweater (1L Dollarbie)
Pants – Pure Poison – Sexy Leggings

Body:

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Sofia
Head Applier – LAQ Natasha BOM Skin (Free Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Body Applier – LAQ Next Level Body Skin
Eyes – Avi-Glam – Twinkle Eyes (Free Gift/Group is 5L to Join)
Nails –  AlaskametroCosmic Nail Applier (75L)
Lipstick – Booty’s Beauty (Free Gift/No Group Join Required)
Eyeshadow – Absinthe! – Grinch Shadow (Free marketplace Gift)
Blush – Peekaboo – Burn Hearts (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to join)
Hair – Limerence – Harriet Hair

Sim – Tinsel Town Christmas Village 2020