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Shopping Spree!

Coming Soon

Hey FabFree! I have another limited- time gift card annoucement, so I’ll get to it so you can grab the offer ASAP! This gift gives you a chance to go on a HUGE shopping spree at one of my favourite stores.

A 2,500 L Holiday Treat

I blogged about how Ari-Pari‘s advent calendar is delayed previously here. You may remember that they will be setting out their advent gifts later so keep an eye out for those in the future. On top of this, Ari-Pari has set out a 2,500 L gift card for their group members. That’s two-thousand, five-hundred lindens worth of store purchases! You need to be in the Ari-Pari group to get the offer, which only costs 25L to join.

Ari-Pari is known for their generosity and this holiday season is no exception. As many of their products are so affordable, you can purchase a lot of items with the gift card! I am sporting the Winter Forest Outfit, which is available at Winter Wonderland at Malus Park until December 31st. The set includes includes a cozy sweater and jeans, and you can change the patterns and textures of each piece to several different colour options via a HUD. This outfit costs 250L, leaving lots of room to purchase more! You can also use the giftcard on most items at the Ari-Pari mainstore. As far as I know, the gift card does not expire. I’m not sure how long this offer is available, so go, go, go!

Sizes Included

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Lara
  • Physique
  • Hourglass
  • Legacy
  • Ebody Curvy

Enjoy, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Sweater & Pants – Ari-Pari Winter Forest Outfit (Purchase with 2,500L gift card VIP gift/ Group Costs 25L to Join) Outfit available @ Available @ Winter Wonderland at Malus Park until December 31st.
Shoes Le’La Inda Shoes

Body

Hair – Magika Nova
Hair Lights – Magika Nova Fairy Lights (1L Group Gift/ Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here.
Mesh Body – The Shops Legacy
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Feather- Oak
Eyes – Lelutka Lake
Nails – The Shops Legacy
Photo Location – Luane’s World- Le Monde Perdu

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A Happy Christmas

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Hey FabFree! I’m popping in to share a cute Christmas outfit which only costs 1L. I also have news of free store credits. Yay!

Joyeux Noel

This really cute sweater and skirt I have on is a 1L hunt prize at Ari-Pari on the Joyeux Noel hunt. Here’s the link to see more prizes on the Joyeux Noel Hunt. They have some really cute prizes on the hunt so it’s definitely worth checking out! Everything costs only 1L on the hunt.

Sizes Included

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Physique
  • Hourglass

Free Credits from EscalateD

This holiday season, EscalateD is gifting out a bunch of store credits! First off you can head over to their Shop & Hop booth and pick up 350L in store credits. These are free for everyone and no group is required. On top of this, at their main store you can grab an additional 500L in store credit if you are an EscalateD VIP member. Their group costs 99L to join, and this is an extremely generous group! The store is currently having a 70% off sale so you will surely be able to buy several hairstyles and/or accessories with your free credits. I picked up the Acacia hairstyle with my credits, and I think it matches my new Noelle outfit nicely!

Happy Christmas, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Sweater & Skirt – Ari-Pari Noelle Sweater & Skirt (1L on the Joyeux Noel Hunt)

Body

Hair – EscalateD Acacia – Naturals Universal Hud ( Purchased with Free 350L store credit @ the Holiday Shop & Hop)
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Skin – KOONZ Snow (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged by Arielle here.
Eyes – Lelutka Lake
Nails – Belleza Freya V6
Photo Location – Ionic

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

winter wonderland

Hey gang,

As promised I am back with more wonderful finds for your holidays!  Honestly, you need a list everyday to remember which places to check for advents, next ups, new events!  It’s enough to make a girl swoon with delight!

That Crazy Shop & Hop!

Here is another favorite find from Shop & Hop (which opens today, yay!  If you can’t get in, don’t you fret none!  It is open for a while, and it will be easier to get in after a couple of initial days), this time from Les Sucreries de Fairy… Sweater dress, wonderful leggings and fabulous hat (I love me some leggings and a floppy hat!).  This is a free gift at the Winter Shop & Hop (No group required!), amongst many goodies you can scoop up while you are there.  This outfit fits Maitreya Lara only.  But I bet the hat fits anyone!

My shoes are also a free gift at Shop & Hop, these are from Baiastice and they fit:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Kupra
  • Legacy Ouch
  • Maitreya
  • Cinnamon Chai

They come with a HUD giving you a bunch of gorgeous colors to choose from so you can wear these little boots with *anything*!

Lastly my lovely hot cocoa with sparklers (I know, I told you, I can’t resist!  I’ve been trying to get this one every day since the Arcade opened!) is from Amitie and was 50L per play at The Arcade.

Well I am freezing from this walk, so I think my hot chocolate needs a refresher, stay warm y’all!

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Les Sucreries de Fairy * Merry Christmas * Free Gift * (Free gift @ Winter Shop & Hop, No group needed)
Shoes – Baiastice Katriyna Booties (Free gift @ Winter Shop & Hop, No group needed)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – *Heron – Ellie – 03/Perle
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Doux Rehab

Extras

Prop & Pose – Amitie Holly Jolly Christmas 2. Amitie Chocolate Mug with Sparks (50L via The Arcade)


Sweater Weather

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Hey gang!

Tis’ me!  I’ve been soooooo busy lately getting the advent started in my shop and helping Juli get the mall ready for Christmas, but I am still here.  Real Life gave me a couple of swift kicks lately too, but it’s nothing I can’t handle.  Especially when I’ve got yummy group gifts to show you!  And most especially when they have pink and Unicats on them, squeee!!!

I’ve been sneaking about the grid here and there and one of my most favorite things I’ve found lately is this super cute *older* gift from Pink Cream Pie.  When you join their group (314L to join), you not only get current gifts, but you get a hoard of older gifts too, which is where I found this beauty.

This cute sweater fits:

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

More soon!  Hope y’all are staying toasty warm!

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Sweater – Pink Cream Pie Unitree Sweater (free group gift, group is 314L to join)
Jeans – MOoH! Yara Pants
Glasses – Just Yaska Tina Glasses

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Magika Honest

Extras

Macarons – Hangry Mixed Macaron


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Vagabond

Vagabond

Hey Gang,

Jacx told you the start of a story in one of her posts a few days ago about three girls.  This story is ongoing.

In fact, Jacx is not the only gypsy wandering the grid right now.  Yours truly is as well.  I’ve even spent a couple of nights at the Fab Free Headquarters and as lovely as it is, it feels like staying at someone else’s house, like it’s nice and all, but you can’t wait to get back into your own bed.

It’s a strange feeling, since I haven’t been homeless in world since I first arrived those many years ago!  I’ve been fortunate to always manage to keep at least a small roof over my head.  Every night I lay my little avatar head down I think maybe tomorrow will be the day!  Sigh.

I really do hate when things are out of my control.  This is a big psychological challenge for yours truly!  The longer it goes on, the harder it gets.

Well, maybe tomorrow will be the day!

Meanwhile, Aline has been hard at work getting a new hunt ready for everyone to enjoy, and it is only a couple of days away!  Starting on the 8th, you can hunt in the Fab Free Fallen Leaves & Frost Hunt.  It will run from the 8th to the 30th of November, and I’ve got a little sneak peek for you!

This cute dress is one of the hunt prizes from Roped Passions.  This is a 0L-5L hunt, and both the women’s and men’s prizes at this store are 0L.  (Matching sweaters!)  The sweater I am modeling fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Classic
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Curvy
  • Fine
  • Venus

Come on, tomorrow, bring us girls some happy news!!!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Dress – Roped Passions Everlie Autumn Dress (0L in the Fab Free Fallen Leaves & Frost Hunt beginning Nov 8)
Boots – Bumblebee Bohemian Boots – Sienna

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Argrace Mayu


No Bad Apples Here

No Bad Apples Here

Hi there, Fabulous Readers!  The air was crisp and clean and I decided to pay a visit to an orchard this afternoon.  Since it was a bit on the chilly side, I’m glad I had a new jeans jacket and sweater to keep me warm! I picked them up for just one Linden dollar as a hunt prize.  Later, I’m going to bake a homemade apple pie.  The only thing missing is some vanilla ice cream to put on top.  Maybe you have some?  I’ll gladly share the pie. 🙂

When in Doubt, Wear Denim

In my last post, I talked about the Hunt on Haunted Hill, and I have another budget-friendly item from the event to show you today.  Over at The Sissy Bar, if you locate the small ghost lurking around the sim, you can add this casual combo to your SL wardrobe.  In a soft, washed denim hue, the jacket features three-quarter-length sleeves, a cropped fit, and a mischievous critter patch on each shoulder.  The black sweater, with a ribbed collar and sleeves, is built-in so you don’t have to worry about your top poking through the jacket.  Isn’t it annoying when that happens in world?  Versions for classic avatars as well as common mesh body styles are included in the folder.  The hunt runs through October 31st.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Legacy and Legacy Perky
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

I’ll have the pie ready by about 6 pm SLT…

Until my next post, happy hunting!

– Wren –

Wren is Wearing…

Clothes

Sweater and Jacket: The Sissy Bar Jeans Jacket and Sweater (prize in the Hunt on Haunted Hill 5 – 1L)
Capris: Blueberry Lila Rolled Cuff Jeans
Boots: REIGN Cali Flip Flops

Body

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head: Lelutka Fleur
Head Applier: Bold & Beauty Rosie
Eyes: Avi Glam Royalty Eyes in Acorn
Eyeliner: Oh Hello! Basic Eyeliner 12 for Lelutka Evo X
Hair: Stealthic Shallows
Pose: Sari-Sari Apples
Sim: Cherishville II


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Break Out the Sweaters

Break Out the Sweaters

Hi there, Fabulous Readers!  The other day in my post here, I shared a pretty floral dress that I picked up as a hunt prize over at The Free Dove.  While I was searching high and low for the hunt object, this cute sweater caught my eye.  I don’t know about where you are in the world, but the days around me are getting a bit on the chilly side, so I was happy to add a cozy item to my wardrobe (even if it is just in SL).

It’s Getting to Be Sweater Weather

I’ve been avoiding it as long as I could, but it is definitely time to start dressing for the season.  Baby Monkey has you covered if you are looking to expand your fall collection, and best of all, their gift is completely free for members of The Free Dove group (which is free to join).  The Striped Sweater will keep you toasty warm with its mock turtleneck, long sleeves, and generous length.  I love how it is not too bulky and still shows off your curves.  If blue is not your cup of tea, you can change the look with 7 other knitted textures using the included HUD.  Although I chose not to wear them for my picture, the folder also includes striped leggings, a suede mini, and Guilia boots, so you will have a complete outfit (including footwear) – all for a grand total of zero lindens!

Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Until my next post,

– Wren –

Wren is Wearing…

Clothes

Top:  Baby Monkey Striped Sweater (free gift for members of The Free Dove Group – 0L/0L to join)
Jeans:  Little Fox Thea Jeans in Water (Saturday Sale item – 75L)
Shoes:  REIGN Arianna Sneakers

Body

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head: Lelutka Fleur
Head Applier:  Bold & Beauty Adriana in Sand
Eyeliner:  Oh Hello Basic Eyeliner II
Eyes:  Avi Glam Royalty Eyes in Acorn
Lips:  VELOUR Nayeon Special HD Lips Pack 1
Hair:  Stealthic Searching
Pose:  Space Cadet Grimes (Saturday Sale item – 75L)
Sim:  Le Monde Perdu


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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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