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No Goodbyes

No Goodbyes

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

It’s been a little over 7 years since I started blogging for Fab Free. Love Trill took a chance on an eager-to-learn wanna-be fashionista with no blogging experience and limited photography skills. I’m forever grateful she did. Not only did I learn new things, best of all it’s through this blog, Fabulously Free in SL, that I’ve made some of my most cherished personal connections. The kind that I hope against hope will last a lifetime. I’m lookin’ at you, my fellow bloggers, past and present. In a round about way, it’s even through blogging for Fab Free that I found a kind of love that I had not even imagined.

Needless to say, the last 7 years have meant a lot to me, more than heartfelt words, or poignant quotes could ever express. I want to say thank you also to those of you who read the blog regularly, and have taken a moment over the years to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication that goes in to a blog like Fab Free. After more than 15,000 blog posts, I feel it’s time for me to say farewell to blogging for Fabulously Free in SL and take time for new adventures. Thank you for everything, from the bottom of my heart.

No Goodbyes

For this, my last post, I do of course have some freebies and fabulous finds to share with you. I picked up the group gifts at the latest round of Cosmopolitan. There are two gifts this time, an upper body tattoo by AuricA, and a set of stunning eyes by Arte. I also of course picked up the Happy Weekend Sale item by Muniick again this week. Seriously, I just could not resist!

AuricA

This upper body tattoo by AuricA is free with your Cosmo Sales group tag. The group is free to join, and the gift is waiting on a signboard just inside the Cosmo event entrance. The tattoo comes in a single applier hud, that has appliers for Slink, Belleza, Maitreya, TMP, and Omega compatible bodies.

Arte 

I think these eyes by Arte are really beautiful. They have an ethereal look to them in my opinion. They also happen to be a free group gift at the Cosmo event. Again the event group is free to join, I’ll link it down below. These free eyes come in 8 colors that range from natural looking to otherworldly. They are also in several appliers, a set of mesh eyes, and BOM layers so anyone can wear them. Also, there are small, medium, and large options for each eye-color.

Included: Catwa Applier, Omega Applier, Bakes on Mesh Layers, Mesh Eyes + Alpha Layer

Cosmo Event Group – secondlife:///app/group/7382cf06-a663-d569-9683-5c3f0edd968f/about

Muniick

Alright, I might have an issue with collecting furniture as of late. I’m not at all mad about it though! This weekend (today is the last day!) Muniick has their French Revival Armchair and Ottoman set for 60 linden as part of the Happy Weekend Sale. This set is copy, so you can set out multiples. There are also color change options, and so many poses I couldn’t give you an accurate count. No group is required to get the discount price.

Happy Weekend - 60L!

Credits:

  • Hair – Lamb – Lorelei
  • Head/Lipstick – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – The Skinnery – Arya – Currently @Kustom 9
  • Eyes – Arte – Doll Eyes – Free Cosmo Group Gift/Cosmo Group is Free to Join @Cosmo Sales Room
  • Dermal Piercing – PUNCH – Dermal Piercing – Heart
  • Tattoo – AuricA – Sabah Tattoo – Free Cosmo Group Gift/Cosmo Group is Free to Join @Cosmo Sales Room
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Manicure – Alaskametro – Classic Solids Nail Pack
  • Top – Alaskametro – Minimal Camisole
  • Jeans – Bumblebee – Cecilia Rolled Jeans
  • Furniture – Muniick – French Revival Armchair & Ottoman Set  – 60L This Weekend Only for Happy Weekend
  • Cat – JIAN – Forest Cat
  • Pose by Foxcity
  • Photo taken at a private location.

 


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Get Your Halo Dirty

Dirty Halo

Hello there Fab Free’rs! I’m so ready for the weekend, and I’m feeling sweet and sinister in this pastel look. I hope you have fun with these pretty playful group gifts from Dappa and Safira I have to share with you. Let’s get to it!

Dappa

Watercolor style tattoos always look so delicate and lovely to me. I even like the pastel blues and purples of this free group gift tattoo from Dappa. The tattoo comes in BOM layers and appliers (with a fresh and a faded option) for most mesh bodies. Also, the Dappa group is free to join.

Appliers/Layers Included: Maitreya Applier, Legacy Applier, Belleza Applier, Slink Applier, Signature Applier, BOM Layers

Safira

If you ask me it doesn’t need to be October for you to wear skeletons, or in this case skeleton hands! This cute bodysuit is the latest group gift at Safira. I really like that this bodysuit has a version meant to be worn with pants, and one meant to be worn by itself. This free group gift also has a color change hud with quite a few solid color choices, and some metal options for the little heart-shaped buttons. The Safira group has a join fee of 50 linden, and there is an entire wall of group gifts available.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Freya, Isis), MeshBody Legacy

Credits:

  • Hair – Lamb – Cosmic
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – The Skinnery – Arya – Currently @Kustom 9
  • Horns – Spookshow – Dermal Horns
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Eye Makeup – Demicorn – Angel Eyes
  • Lipstick – Demicorn – Starlet Lippies
  • Dermal Piercing – PUNCH – Dermal Piercing – Heart
  • Tattoo – Dappa – Antora Tattoo – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Manicure – Demicorn – Angel Nails Set 2
  • Top – Safira – Zia Halloween Body – Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join
  • Jeans – Bumblebee – Cecilia Rolled Jeans
  • Lollypop w/Hold – Kotte – Simple Lolly
  • Standing pose by STUN
  • Photo taken at Backdrop City

 


Sarcasm

Sarcasm

Alright Fab Free’rs, I have to say I really am not in to the whole concept of a New Year resolution. I’ve made them in the past, and struggled to keep up with them, and ultimately ended up feeling guilty or disappointed in myself if my resolution didn’t work out. I think we tend to put too much pressure on ourselves to become the best brightest shiny new version of ourselves just because it’s the start of a new trip around the sun. I am all for self betterment, I just think it has to happen in my/your own time.

ZFG

For this post, this group gift hoodie top from ZFG (Zero F*cks Given) just really summed up the concept of a New Year resolution for me. Sarcasm is also my favorite kind of ‘casm, whatever that means. lol The ZFG group is free to join, and this snarky shirt is free with your ZFG group tag. Since I know my cell phone covers up part of the text it reads “My New Year’s resolution is to reign in my sarcasm. Like that is going to happen.”.

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

Zombie Suicide

These glasses. Moons, stars, oversized lenses, these glasses from Zombie Suicide called out to me “Pru, you must take us home with you…”. Really, a must-have for me. They are the most recent group gift at Zombie Suicide, and the group has a 100 linden join fee. There are also past group gifts available. This gift has a color change hud as well that allows you to change the color of the frames, and the moon/stars so you can match these babies with everything.

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Not Your Valentine

Not Your Valentine

Alright, I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I am anti-Valentines Day, but it’s not my favorite. While I love the idea, and all the romantic sentiments, I can’t help but dislike how manufactured it can feel. Commercialism, am I right?! That said, the new group gift at POUT! spoke to me. I also picked up a pretty fur coat by Entice super inexpensively on the Marketplace. Keep reading for more detail

POUT! 

I’ve always loved makeup, not as a necessity but rather as a fun even artful form of self expression. This Valentine-ish eye makeup look is a free group gift from POUT!. The gift comes in appliers and BOM layers in the red color shown. The POUT! group is free to join, and there are several previous group gifts still available.

Appliers and BOM Layers Included: Catwa (Applier,BOM), Genus (Applier, BOM), Lelutka Evo HD Applier

Entice

Second Life is the one place I feel good about wearing a fur coat. I happen to think this one by Entice looks amazing on. The textures are fantastic. I picked this one up for 75 linden on the Marketplace. There are several other colors available also, at 75 linden each. Also, this coat does work for mesh and classic avatars!

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, TMP, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Fitmesh + Alpha Layer

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Camp Quarantine

Camp Quarantine

Hello hello Fab Free! Yes, you are seeing things correctly, I am wearing a top made from masks. Honestly, even though it does make me laugh, I do kind of hope that this will be the way to wear masks one day sooner rather than later. My quarantine fashion moment is courtesy of a new group gift at Worldwide. Also, Petrichor has two new group gifts, one of which is this delicate white mandala-like tattoo. You know how this works from here, I’ll give you more details below, and full credits at the end. Have a great weekend Fab Free’rs!

Worldwide 

Sometimes it’s good to find a little comic relief in whatever way you can. Yes, this top by Worldwide is good for a bit of a giggle, but it’s also cute for a warm sunny day. This “Quarantina” bra top is a free group gift at Worldwide. You can join their group for free as well. The top comes in the classic blue and white paper mask colors shown only, and quite a few sizes.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, MeshBody Legacy, Belleza Freya, KUPS, Kupra, Slink Hourglass

Petrichor

I love this pretty upper-arm tattoo from Petrichor. It’s one of their most recent group gifts. The Petrichor group is free to join, so no reason to pass this one up. The tattoo comes in BOM layers only with a regular version and an “etched” version. Also, a little side note, Petrichor is formerly The Plastik, so that’s the group you’ll be joining.

Credits: 

  • Hair – Clawtooth – Beach Babe 
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – The Skinnery – Arya – Currently @Kustom 9
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Tattoo – Petrichor – – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Top – Worldwide – Quarantina Bra – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Manicure – Beautiful Hustler – Past Group Gift 
  • Jeans – Blueberry – Authentic Classic Jeans – Ripped/Faded
  • Camper – Muniick – Vintage Coastline Camper – **Sneak Peak! Available 1/25 @Cosmopolitan 
  • Pose by Indigo
  • Photo taken at Otter Lake


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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

 


Fabulous Finds 12.16.20 Edition

AVEC TOI @ Winter Shop & Hop

Free Gift @ Shop & Hop/No Group Join Required by Avec Toi

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Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasure

Hello Fab Free! If you’ve ever seen the movie Ocean’s Eleven you’re familiar with Brad Pitt’s character in the film and the fact that he always had snacks. I find that very relatable. lol Thankfully Second Life makes it so easy to be indulgent. Today I got to indulge my fondness for food, and fashion.

Le Poppycock

This delicious looking pink drink and the corresponding bento pose are one of the many gachas from the “Guilty Pleasures” gacha set by Le Poppycock currently featured at The Pose Fair. These gacha poses are all various sweets and savory treats that I couldn’t resist spending a few lindens on. This Le Poppycock gacha is just 69 lindens per play, and since they are transferrable you can trade them. The Pose Fair is open until September 28th. Also, don’t forget there are free Pose Fair group gifts!
New at Pose Fair!

Afrotay

Now for the fashion! This cute red dress is a free group gift by Afrotay. I couldn’t resist the stylized snake graphic. I think it’s so interesting and unique. I also really like the way the shoulder straps come together in the back, and I am wishing I’d taken a photo of it to share with you. The dress comes in a pretty bright yellow color as well as this vibrant red. The Afrotay group is free to join, and there are multiple group gifts available.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, MeshBody Legacy

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The Last Days of Summer

The Last of Summer

Some days even though the air is hot and sticky, you just need to be outside in it. I can’t quite describe what is so calming about listening to the sounds of the world around you and simply existing in the stillness of a late summer afternoon.

Miix Event Gifts

Summer can’t last forever, and neither will the Miix event gifts by Furtacor. The Miix event will end September 20th. Blue is wearing Furtacor’s group gift for the men. His sleeveless shirt comes in several sizes with the skull and guitars graphic shown. My watermelon print bikini is the group gift for the women. You’ll need the event group tag to claim the free gifts (they are packaged together). The Miix event group is free to join.

Men’s Sizes Included: Signature Gianni, Slink Male, Belleza Jake

Women’s Sizes Included: Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara

MG Designs

Blue also picked up his shorts for free at MG Designs. They are a free gift for the Stay at Home Club. These shorts come in the blue wave-like pattern shown, and several mesh sizes. There’s also an alpha layer included in the package. MG Designs has gifts for men and women, but get them quickly. Stay at Home Club officially ends on September 25th. Some gifts may not remain available. No group is needed.

Sizes Included: Adin Bento, Belleza Jake, Fitmesh Classic, Ocacin Gamit, Onupup, Signature Gianni, Slink Male

Belleposes

Also, this sweet couples pose Blue and I are in is one of several free group gifts at Belleposes. The Belleposes group is free to join. The group gifts are on the wall near the desk at the landing point. There are multiple couples poses and static female pose gifts.

What Blue is Wearing:

  • HeadCatwa – Dude Bento Head V4.5
  • HairModulus – Marcus Hair
  • Hair BaseNot Found – Ben
  • SkinClef de Peau – Talbot/Tight T3
  • EyesAvi-Glam – Reverie Eyes – Sky
  • Facial Hair
  • Shirt  – Furtacor – Wagner Tank – Free Miix Gift/Group is Free to Join @Miix
  • ShortsMG Designs – Dylan Shorts – Free Stay at Home Club Gift 
  • BodyBelleza Jake

What Pru is Wearing:

PoseBelleposes – Sept. Group Gift – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join

Photo taken at Otter Lake

 


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Bewitching

Bewitching

Fab Free’rs, I am in awe of how bewitchingly beautiful this dress by Dead Doll is on. The Etta Gown is free to all Seraphim SL group members. You can pick it up at the Dead Doll store with the Seraphim SL group tag. The Seraphim SL group is free to join.  After September 30th it will be retired! The dress comes with a color change hud that has several solid color choices. Do not wait, do not hesitate, get your hands on this gown before it’s gone forever.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara (Original, Petite), MeshBody Legacy

Seraphim SL Group – secondlife:///app/group/023dc53a-cff9-f05e-1535-21b7087d7197/about

Credits: 

  • HairLamb – Heart
  • HeadCatwa Koura
  • SkinThe Skinnery – Bria
  • EyesBuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Eye MakeupThe Rotting Lab – Absolute Shadows
  • Lip GlossViena – Isabella Gloss
  • GownDead Doll – Etta Gown – Fatpack – Free Seraphim SL Group Gift/Seraphim SL is Free to Join **Sept. 14th – 30th
  • BindiCureless – Moonlight Jewels – Past Group Gift/Group is 99L to Join
  • TattooMister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Pose by Micamee
  • Photo taken at the Village of Ahiru