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Silver Linings

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This last week has been a tough one in real life for me but today I took some time to do some meditating and looked for silver linings in the dark clouds that I felt certain were hanging over my head. I think it helps to actively look for good things when days get rough. This silver lined dress from Alter reminded me of my “silver lining thinking” today and is their free POE hunt gift. But you don’t just get the dress…

Accessories included:

  • Silver shoes (made to fit Slink, Maitreya, or Belleza feet)
  • A bracelet
  • And two rings to fit bento hands in the gift box as well!

The dress comes in all the popular body sizes sure to fit your needs:

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

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Wearing ink lately…

I’ve worn tattoos in two other posts {here} and {here} and when I saw this gorgeous Broken Heart tattoo from Identity as part of the Women Only Hunt (yes my hunting buddy pointed it out) I couldn’t help myself… and who can pass up free? Now I have three free tattoos for this month tucked away in my inventory! This one comes in fresh or faded (faded shown) and you get system layers, appliers for TMP, Omega, Belleza, Wowmeh, and Maitreya.

Sway a little!

If you’re digging my updo you need to hurry, as it may be gone by midnight tonight (Friday). It’s a Fifty Linden Friday special at Exile. You can get it in either naturals with a hud of natural colors, or a set of pastels, your choice for only 50L each. I picked the naturals hud as it had my usual choice of silver (there’s also a pretty blonde, brown, and red course!). This updo includes both a regular rigged and a bento rigged in the box so you can see your hair sway in the wind!

Last but not least…

I don’t have a super duper close up of my necklace but if you click the lower picture and zoom in on flickr you can see the beautiful free Snowgirl Necklace by Slipper Originals. It is their free Women Only Hunt gift. It has a little snowman and a snowflake charm on a metal cord and it comes with a texture change hud with ten metal choices. That’s a lot of versatility! Plus I love the dainty little charms that make it so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearingโ€ฆ

Body โ€“ Maitreya Lara V4.1
Head โ€“ Catwa Head Tumble
Head Applier โ€“ Glam Affair Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes โ€“ IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Hair โ€“ Exile Maybe (50L for Fifty Linden Friday – Hurry!)
Tattoo โ€“ Identity Broken Heart Tattoo (Free/0L/Women Only Hunt)
Necklace โ€“ Slipper Originals Snowgirl Necklace (Free/0L/Women Only Hunt)
Outfit with Shoes โ€“ Alter Meg Outfit (Free/0L/POE Hunt)

Sim Location โ€“ Elysion (note: Sim is group access only*)

Astrids Signature


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The Winter Fae

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“Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping…” ~ from Sounds of Silence

This winter fae skin makes me think of dark winter nights despite her white features, blue lips, and the white tears that come from white shadowed eyes. She is a beauty bathed in light, tormented by the dark nights of winter.

And she’s all yours for…

free. As part of the Women Only Hunt, provided by Avada, you can have the beautiful Winter Fae Skin for yourself free. Included in this beautiful gift are multiple head and body appliers.

Winter Fae Head Appliers:

  • Catwa
  • Omega

Winter Fae Body Appliers:

  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Belleza
  • Physique

More winter hunting…

I was with my hunting partner again, and he led me to Juno Artistic Tattoo, and we both agreed that the free POE hunt gift there was perfect for this skin. Go figure… I’m wearing ink in another post! But this beautiful snowflake, stars, and blue twinkle light studded tattoo is a perfect winter compliment to the Winter Fae skin and adds just a touch of color to the otherwise white canvas of this lush skin.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearingโ€ฆ

Body โ€“ Maitreya โ€“ Lara V4.1
Head โ€“ Catwa Head โ€“ Tumble
Head & Skin Applier โ€“ Avada – Winter Fae (Free Women Only Hunt Gift)
Eyes โ€“ IKON Hope Eyes โ€“ Wight
Hair โ€“ KoKoLoReS – Lilbeth
Tattoo โ€“ Juna Artistic Tattoo – Sneh Tattoo Women (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Shirt โ€“ Glam Affair – Lace Mini Top Cotton – past gift, no longer available

Sim Location โ€“ Pagan’s Winter Wonderland

Astrids Signature


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Peace Poema

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Interesting Fact: In Real Life I’m heavily tattooed. So perhaps it’s ironic that I seldom wear ink in Second Life. I remember coming home from one of my sessions after getting inked, with much of my upper torso wrapped in saran wrap and my very conservative family’s reaction, even though I was almost 30 years old at the time. I didn’t regret the tattoos then, and I still don’t regret them. And if I was going to sport tattoos full time in Second Life, this free hunt gift from Endless Pain Tattoos might just be the one I would choose.

Peace…

It took me a while to hunt down this free POE hunt gift from Endless Pain Tattoos, even with a hunting buddy, but I love this tattoo called “Peace.” It’s a full upper torso tattoo with sleeves, featuring Mandala designs, the face of an owl, and a small peace symbol. It’s unisex as well and includes appliers for…

Appliers Included:

  • System Body
  • TMP
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Signature
  • Slink

Speaking of appliers…

I picked up a second free POE hunt gift; this time from POEMA, in the form of this beautiful make-up applier. You get the smokey eyes, blush, and crimson lipstick in either Catwa or Omega appliers. Each part can be applied separately for a finishing look that is unique. Only want the eye shadow? No problem. Just want the lipstick? Sure thing! Want the blush and the lipstick? Yup, you can do that too! It’s a mix and match pallet that’s sure to please the eye. In the picture above, I donned the eye shadow and the lipstick.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearingโ€ฆ

Body โ€“ Maitreya โ€“ Lara V4.1
Head โ€“ Catwa Head โ€“ Tumble
Head Applier โ€“ Glam Affair โ€“ Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes โ€“ IKON Hope Eyes โ€“ Wight
Hair โ€“ Magika – Seven Days
Make-up โ€“ POEMA – POE Hunt 2017 Gift (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Tattoo โ€“ Endless Pain Tattoos – Peace (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Bodysuit โ€“ Avenge – Tropical Summer Swimsuit in Black

Sim Location โ€“ Private Location

Astrids Signature


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Indian Jewell

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It’s Tuesday!

And that mean’s bargain’s galore! I headed out and checked out the deets for you to see what I could find so you wouldn’t have to do all the hunting yourself! You’ll want to catch these gems before the day is out and pick them up for yourself. Be sure to hurry, the deals end at midnight SLT, tonight!

First, stop by Calico Hair, where you’ll find two pretty hairs you can pick up. The color packs are just 25L each or you can get the fatpack for 150L. I picked up Luna II but there is also a pretty side braid out as well. My new hairstyle is pictured above and below so you can see both the front and the back.

Speaking of…

… both the front and the back. I had to show off both the front and the back of this fabulous 25L Tuesday special tattoo from Dita Couture. This tattoo called Indian Jewell is a beauty, with intricate details on both the front and back of the body and it is a full upper body tattoo (though my dress covers part of it for modesty sake). I wanted to make sure you could see both sides, thus the two pictures. If you purchase this you will get:

Tattoo appliers:

  • System layer
  • Omega
  • Maitreya
  • TMP
  • Slink
  • Belleza

In addition there are three colors of stones that can go above the elephant on the back. You get Black, Red, and Sapphire stones that can be interchangeably added to the tattoo.

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One last thing…

If you were admiring my pretty dress you’ll want to stop by Faida. It is also a 25L Tuesday special and you can pick it up in a Maitreya only size for just 25L. Though I think if you fiddled with your body, it would fit other shapes. For 25L, it’s a pretty gown for roleplay!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearingโ€ฆ

Body โ€“ Maitreya โ€“ Lara V4.1
Head โ€“ Catwa Head โ€“ Tumble
Head Applier โ€“ Glam Affair โ€“ Alba Applier
Eyes โ€“ IKON Hope Eyes โ€“ Wight
Hair โ€“ Calico – Luna II (25L for 25L Tuesday) – today only
Tattoo โ€“ Dita Couture – Indian Jewell Tattoo (25L for 25L Tuesday) – today only
Dress โ€“ Faida – Valena Candy Dress (25L for 25L Tuesday) – today only

Sim Location โ€“ Revenland Roleplay Sim

Astrids Signature


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Queen Bee

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I’ve been out gathering the last blooms before fall really sets in. We’ve had a few warm days and some of the flowers still are blooming. The cold nights will soon be frosting over the last of the buds though.

Late Bloomer

This ruffled romper is perfect for picking late blooms with its pretty lacy textured design and soft color. And you can pick it up free at Ashmoot. It’s their exclusive FabFree gift to all of us! Just don your FabFree group tag and head over to the Ashmoot main-store to pick it up.

Available sizes:

  • Standard sizes XXS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Pose pretty!

My pretty pose is another 12L gift from the TWE12VE event! You can find this gift at the B’Style booth and the pose is called “Angel”. It is great for Second Life photographers! And for only 12L, I couldn’t pass it up!

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Queen Bee

Since I’m picking all these flowers, I have decided that I’m queen bee for the day, as stated by my most excellent tattoo. This was another TWE12VE event gift. I picked this gift up for 12L at the Lush booth. Inside the box was the cute omega applier tattoo pictured above!

A special gift

NSP Florals and [MUSE] sent out their September gift via group notices with a special announcement that their main-store would be temporarily closed due to an SL glitch (it will reopen as soon as possible). In the meantime you can get the current group gift in the notices (but hurry, notices only stay active for two weeks and it’s already been a few days). That’s where I got my beautiful set of 50s swing jewelry that I paired with my outfit.

Note* If you’re not already in the group, copy and paste this: secondlife:///app/group/fc7863f9-aea1-e3d3-9705-b37dd4bcd531/about into local chat and use it to join the group!

Don’t worry, the NSP Florals satellite store is still open and you can go to it to do your regular shopping for now using this teleport by clicking here. And the main-store will be back up soon! In the meantime, pick up the group gift from the notices!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearingโ€ฆ

Body โ€“ Maitreya โ€“ Lara V4.1
Head โ€“ Catwa Head โ€“ Tumble
Head Applier โ€“ Glam Affair โ€“ Milu, Good Girl
Eyes โ€“ IKON Hope Eyes โ€“ Wight
Hair โ€“ Wasabi Pills – Bianca
Jewelry โ€“ NSP Florals & [MUSE] – 50s Swing Necklace & Earrings (Free Group Gift/Group is 125 to Join) – get the gift from the notices
Tattoo โ€“ Lush โ€“ Queen Bee Tattoo (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)
Romper โ€“ Ashmoot – S/S CoLL _ Ruffle Rompser _ SG/Pea (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes โ€“ JellyRoll โ€“ Bettyโ€™s Peeptoes

Pose โ€“ B’Style โ€“ Pose Angel (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)

Sim Location โ€“ The Cyprian Garden (adult Sim)

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Nymph or Dancing Girl?

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I always feel like it’s pretty special when I can find gifts to put together a free roleplay outfit. Especially one that I feel is top quality. I’ve already shown you some of the great gifts to be had at the Gacha Garden in my posts here and here, but I wanted to make sure that I put together a roleplay look when I discovered that several quality roleplay creators were involved in the event!

Nymph or Dancing Girl?

I’m not sure if I feel like a Nymph or a Dancing Girl in this silk and chains outfit by Broken Style, but I do know it is beautiful. This free gift at the Gacha Garden by the Broken Style gacha machine includes a skirt and top that are separate and come in one Maitreya Lara size.

The top includes the mesh arm wraps that move beautifully with your avatar (I didn’t have any clipping issues at all) so they would be perfect for dancing and they worked great with my Animation Override. The detail on the chains and the breast plates is simply stunning.

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The Tattoo…

I picked up the free gift bag at Fallen Gods and saw that it was a tattoo and wasn’t sure what to expect… and then I was blown away at how beautiful this forehead tattoo was. I was even more thrilled at the fact that it is a full fatpack of colors — 19 colors in fact. You’ll get system layers if you are still rocking your system head as well as Omega appliers for mesh heads. I found it easy to apply the tattoo to my Catwa head. (Color shown is “blood.”)

The Crowning Glory…

Near the Kite gacha machine I picked up the free gift and it gave me what became the “crowning glory” of my outfit… this flowered crown of roses. Inside the free gift package is three different colored rose crowns: pink, rose (shown), and white. So you’re sure to find a color to match other roleplay outfits as well as this one. It was also easily editable to get it to fit with my head and hair. I just stretched it a bit and adjusted it and voila, it was perfect!

Enjoy the gifts at the Gacha Garden and if you decide to wear this out to roleplay, Happy roleplaying!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearingโ€ฆ

Body โ€“ Maitreya โ€“ Lara V4.1
Head โ€“ Catwa Head โ€“ Tumble
Head Applier โ€“ Glam Affair โ€“ Maya (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Eyes โ€“ IKON Hope Eyes โ€“ Wight
Hair โ€“ Wasabi Pills – Ryleigh
Flower Crown โ€“ KITE – Camp Joey Gift Pink Crown, Rose, Crown, and White Crown (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Forehead Tattoo โ€“ Fallen Gods Inc. – Kamal face tattoo (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)
Outfit โ€“ Broken Style – Karimย (Free Group Gift @ Gimme Gacha)

Sim Location โ€“ Revenland Roleplay Sim

Astrids Signature


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A Little Love

A Little Love

A little love…

Love is usually Love’s territory… but when I spied this little Love tattoo byย QuatreTTocs on the marketplace I couldn’t resist it! It’s a mere 49L and it’s the cutest thing. It’s not over the top and its a nice addition to any outfit. When you purchase it, you’ll get an applier for Maitreya mesh bodies as well as an Omega applier.

That perfect skirt

I hadn’t been to Entice for a while and when I stopped by yesterday, I realized there were all sorts of new gifts out that I hadn’t caught up on! My favorite was this free West End Girls Skirt. It’s just a skirt right? But its the perfect skirt! At least I think so. I paired it with a pretty white top that I had picked up while shopping at JellyRoll the other day.

Skirt sizes available:

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

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearingโ€ฆ

Body โ€“ Maitreya โ€“ Lara V4.1
Head โ€“ Catwa Head โ€“ Tumble
Head Applier โ€“ Glam Affair โ€“ Alba Applier
Eyes โ€“ IKON Hope Eyes โ€“ Wight
Hair โ€“ EMO-tions โ€“ Claudia
Tattoo โ€“ QuatreTTocs – Love Tattoo Red Heart (49L on the Marketplace)
Top โ€“ JellyRoll – Tiffany Blouse
Skirt โ€“ Entice – West End Girls Skirt Ombre (Free SL Frees & Offers Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location โ€“ Dimrill Dale

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Ice Cream Break

IceCream Break

Surely there’s always time to stop for ice cream when you’re at the beach! If you stop by Baja Shore, there is an ice cream stand that you can click for a variety of holdable free ice cream props in different colors and different varieties of “scoops.” I opted for the yellow parfait dish with three scoops of my favorite flavors!

Bathing beauty

Paisley Daisy has out a lovely new June group gift to pick up that will have you headed for the beach to have your ice cream and eat it too. This two piece swim suit has a vintage feel with its crochet-like texture and it comes in a luscious red.

Sizes included:

  • Standard mesh XXS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Stop for a tattoo

It’s been a while since I sported any tattoos. I don’t usually don ink. But I stopped by Inhale tattoo shop and picked up one of their past group gifts (there are several out) to add to my look. The group is free to join, making all their gifts free too. They are all unisex as well, and come in multiple appliers for different mesh bodies. This one is called “Inspire” and as well as the pretty arm design the word “inspire” appears on your avatar’s hand as well as a little anchor on the top of your finger. (I didn’t get a close up but you can zoom in to see in Flickr.)

Appliers included:

  • System
  • Signature
  • Belleza
  • Physique
  • Slink
  • Omega
  • Maitreya

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearingโ€ฆ

Body โ€“ Maitreya โ€“ Lara V4.1
Head โ€“ Catwa Head โ€“ Tumble
Head Applier โ€“ Glam Affair โ€“ Alba Applier
Eyes โ€“ IKON Hope Eyes โ€“ Wight
Hair โ€“ Spellbound – Medusa
Tattoo โ€“ Inhale – Inspire Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Necklace โ€“ Grumble – Elephant Necklace Red
Outfit โ€“ Paisley Daisy – Cutie Pie Shorts N Top Red (Free Group Gift/50L to Join Group)

Ice Cream โ€“ Free Prop at Baja Shore

Sim Location โ€“ Baja Shore

Astrids Signature


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I am Woman

I am Woman

A Gift that is still out…

March 8 was recognized as International Women’s Day, and This is Wrong, celebrated by giving a lovely free tattoo gift to ladies at a party that evening. Though I’m a little late in posting (okay several days late), it’s not too late to get the gift.

The Brooks tattoo, which comes in Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza appliers is a free to all gift that is now down in the main-store of This is Wrong, and you can pick it up for free, no group required. If it helps you feel empowered or inspired, all the better. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Off next week for a break…

I’m feeling equally inspired and as such will be taking a break next week for some very special “me” time in real life. I’ll be back after the 17th or 18th and look forward to seeing you all again in posts here on FabFree. Have a wonderful week!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearingโ€ฆ

Body โ€“ Maitreya โ€“ Lara
Head โ€“ Catwa Head โ€“ Tumble
Head Applier โ€“ Glam Affair โ€“ Alba Applier
Eyes โ€“ IKON Hope Eyes โ€“ Wight
Hair โ€“ [e] elikatira โ€“ Gia
Chest Tattoo โ€“ This is Wrong – Women’s day and Yellow Party Gift Brooks Tattoo (0L/Free to all gift)
Shirt โ€“ Grumble – Open sides Shirt in Teal

Sim Location โ€“ Bohemian Coffee House

Astrids Signature


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Never Too Tired

Never Too Tired

The Men Only Hunt has proven lucrative this month, with lots of amazing gifts for us menfolk to fill out our inventories. I opted for a new hairstyle today, which I picked up from Speakeasy. This FREE gift, is courtesy of the creator as part of the hunt. Just search for the beer and buy it for 0L. It includes two side-swept mesh styles, and huds for a full fatpack of colors. It’s well worth hunting down.

I’m never too tired for a good deal, so I also swung by It’s Gau and picked up the FREE men’s group gift from the back of the store. Join the group FREE and this tattoo you see me wearing is yours FREE. It comes in a system layer as well as appliers for TMP and Signature mesh bodies.

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Loki is wearingโ€ฆ

Hands โ€“ Slink
Skin โ€“ Birth Skins โ€“ Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes โ€“ IKON Hope Eyes โ€“ Wight
Hairbase โ€“ Dura โ€“ *01 Milky Platinum
Hair โ€“ { Speakeasy } – Tristan Hair (0L for the Men Only Hunt)
Piercings โ€“ [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo โ€“ *It’s Gau* – Eros Tattoo (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Pantsย  โ€“ Redgrave โ€“ HeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes โ€“ GothiCatz [380] Shoes โ€“ Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location โ€“ Radio Geko

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