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Easy Silence

Easy Silence

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  Ripey and I are enjoying the easy silence at Borneo Isle while we tell you about two free group gifts to get your weekend off to a fantastic start.  I think you’ll love both of them as much as I do.

Free Tresses

My loosely braided locks, called Tori, are the latest free group gift from Truth Hair for VIP members.  With a full fatpack of all colors, plus a stylist HUD, you have so many options to choose from.  Featuring long, side-swept bangs that frame each side of your face, this soft, casual hairstyle is ideal for a day of relaxing by the shore.   Although the Truth VIP group has a 350L join fee, Truth Hawks generously gifts members with a full fat-pack of a hairstyle each month.  In addition, the group chat is quite active and friendly, and I’ve picked up a number of tips and pointers.   I really look forward to reading the chat messages each day.

Casual Summer Stylin’

At Rowena’s Designs, I scooped up this adorable Angie crop top and belted shorts outfit, which is a free gift for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group.  With a floral print, spaghetti style straps, and a loosely flowing hemline, this top is sure to be a summer staple in my wardrobe from now on.  I opted for a charcoal print and black shorts, but the gift includes a color change HUD for both the top and shorts with 6 hues ranging from green, red, blue, purple, and brown as well as the black.  The shorts feature a buckled strap on the sides and a tantalizing glimpse of skin.  The snug fit of the shorts contrasts beautifully with the ruffled top.  The MGSN Group has no join fee, so you can add this cute set to your inventory completely for free.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Truth Hair Tori (free group gift for Truth Hair VIP Group 0L/350L to join)

Necklace:  EarthStones Eternity Circle Drop Necklace

Top and Shorts:  Rowena’s Designs Angie Crop Top and Shorts (free gift for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (available at Collabor88)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Borneo Isle

Tune:  Easy Silence by the Dixie Chicks

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Do You Believe in Magic?

Do You Believe in Magic?

Happy Wednesday, Fabulous Readers! Today, Ripley and I bring your our final find from The Cart Wash Sale.  You’ll find my lovely White Magic frock at the Baci Shop.  I know, I know, you’re probably thinking “Time to get your eyes checked, Kat – that dress is NOT white!”  I felt like being the Lady in Red today, so I used the texture change HUD, which is tucked inside the package, to alter the hue of my dress to this deep crimson.  If red is not your color, you have 8 other options available to you, including white.  Featuring side cut outs, fastened with buckle straps, and a generously flared skirt, this summer dress will keep you pleasantly cool on the hottest afternoon.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  •  Mesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

I hope the rest of your week goes smoothly for you.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Collection

Hair and Hat:  Truth Hair Taren (available at Uber – link is for the cam shopping sim)

Dress:  Baci Shop White Magic (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Shoes:  KC Couture Joliette Heels for Slink High and Belleza (50L promo price on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  The Yorkshire Dales
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The Digging-est Dog

The Digging-est Dog

Hello Fabulouses!  After our disaster at the Hobbiton sim, in which a certain someone, who shall remain nameless, excavated a flower garden without permission, Ripley and I decided to spend the rest of the weekend at a “dig-friendly” environment – the beach.  As you can see in my photo, the sand was soon flying after being churned by furious paws, but I didn’t have to worry about the untimely death of roses.

Perfect for a Hot Summer Day

Clad in another of our Cart Wash Sale discoveries, I was ready to enjoy some sun.  For only 10L each, my Hot Summer Top and Shorts from Marquesse made the perfect, budget-friendly, casual outfit for a day at the shore.  My cropped top featured a knitted pattern, spaghetti straps, and sexy criss-cross lacing.  The floral texture of my shorts echoed the raspberry hue of my top, and contained plenty of pockets to hold essentials for an afternoon outing.  I like the realistic details of the button fly closure, seam stitching, and rivets.  I could see pairing these shorts with a white, lavender or light blue tank for a bit of variety.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Ebody
  • Venus
  • TMP
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • Tonic Fine
  • Tonic Curvy

I’m going to hang out here, relax for the rest of the day, and maybe catch some z’s in the shade of a palm tree.  Ahhh, this is the life!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair Junia

Sunglasses:  Truth Hair Karlie Sunnies

Necklace:  EarthStones Grateful Necklace in Ramble on Rose (75L upstairs in the Bargain Loft)

Top:  Marquesse Hot Summer Top (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Shorts:  Marquesse Hot Summer Pants (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Sandals:  Illi Meriel Flip Flops

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  an lar [poses]

Sim:  Sweet Cherries

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Down That Red Dirt Road

Down that Red Dirt Road
Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are enjoying the official arrival of summer.  In my part of RL, summer time can be unbearable.  We are broiling under a heat wave with record high temperatures that are leaving me longing for the rural dirt roads and cool green forests of my childhood home.  Since I can’t get out for long in RL, I sure am glad that Ripley and I could take a long stroll down a country lane in SL.

Cute and Casual

After reading Love’s post {HERE} and Carson’s post {HERE} about The Cart Wash Sale, Ripley and I decided to take a look for ourselves, and we discovered the perfect casual outfit at the Finale Couture cart for our trip down memory lane.  For only 10L, I scooped up the complete Lea outfit, which includes my black cami-style top and distressed denim jeans.  One of my pet peeves is having to break in a new pair of jeans, so finding a pair that already have that vintage look, and are comfortably soft is a real plus in my book.  The pale hue of these softly worn trousers contrasts beautifully with the dark satiny texture of my top.  I love the way the top leaves part of my tummy bare to feel the gentle summer breeze.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Cami for Classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL (plus alpha layer)
  • Fitmesh Cami in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Cami for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink
  • Jeans for Slink, Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Lara, TMP, Tonic Curvy, Venus

Back Soon With More Cart Sale Fashions

Ripley and I spotted so many wonderful, budget-friendly Fabulous Finds at The Cart Wash Sale!  We’ll be back soon to share another with our favorite readers.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Hair:  Truth Hair Austen

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Top and Jeans:  Finale Couture Lea Cami (10L at the Cart Wash Sale)

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker! Low

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Dog:  Jian Lively Labs Adult Companion (past Gacha Prize)

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Springfield Wood at White Dunes Estate
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Rock-A-Billy Chick

Time Warp

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I popped on some Rockabilly music, and traveled back in time to capture a snapshot for today’s Fabulous Find. My brilliant blue polka dot frock is one of the latest gifts available to members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  Did you know that 56 generous designers offer gifts just for our members?  You can check out the entire group gift listing {HERE}.

You Belong to Me (♬ tune ♬)

Well, the Rock-A-Billy Blue ensemble can belong to you, too.  All you have to do to add this free sassy little number to your inventory is teleport over to Brandy’s Boutique, click the vendor, and pay one Linden.  Don’t worry, you’ll get your Linden dollar instantly returned along with delivery of this darling nostalgic outfit.  With a form-fitting bodice, and a frilly skirt adorned with frothy lace, this dress will have you ready to rock around the clock in retro style.  I love the swirling movement the flexi skirt provides….so fun for swing dancing!  The studded, sling back heels adorned with the cutest little bows, which are included in the gift, fit my Slink high feet perfectly.

What’s Included:

  • Rock-a-Billy Blue Multi Applier HUD (Lena Body, Maitreya and Slink)
  • Jacket, shirt, pants, underwear and tattoo layer for classic avatars
  • Flexi skirt
  • Studded bow heels

Uh oh….. The Time Machine’s on the Fritz!

Ripley and I had a blast at the Nifty 50’s Diner, but when we tried to travel home, we discovered to our dismay, that the button to bring us back to the future was broken.  As soon as we can figure out how to repair this contraption, we’ll return to tell you about some more finds.  I hope it won’t take too long…

~ Kat (and Ripley – ace mechanic – I hope!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabian Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair Debra

Dress:  Brandy’s Boutique Rock-A-Billy Blue (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Brandy’s Boutique Rock-A-Billy Blue (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  Lazuri Classic Pearl Set – Color Change (1L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Nifty 50’s Diner 

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I’ve Got the Music in Me

I've Got the Music in Me

A Retro Vibe

Sometimes the perfect outfit feels just as good a listening to your favorite song. And that’s exactly how I feel in this beautiful, vintage dress from Ghee!

The Polkadot Halter Dress comes with a 4-color texture-change HUD and is sized for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies, as well as standard mesh XXS-L with an alpha. I think the pretty orchid corsage really pulls the whole outfit together. 🙂

My earrings are the latest group gift from CHAIN. I neglected to get a close-up photo (you can click the photo to enlarge on Flickr), but I can tell you that they are pretty hoops, and they come with a HUD that includes 8 metal textures. When I first put them on they were quite large, but if you click the earrings, you’ll get a resizer menu to make them smaller.

To Tell the Truth

Like many of you, I have an inventory full of hair, and I just can’t bring myself to delete any of it. Though it’s an older style, I put on the Sassy 2 ‘do from TRUTH HAIR because I thought the classic look would go well with my dress.

I decided to pop over to the TRUTH main store to see if the style is even still available, and guess what? Not only is it available, but it is only 50L in the discount room! That’s right: there’s an entire room full of hairs that are just 50L each. Be sure to stop by and take a look; it’s a great place to pick up some really well-made hair at a very reasonable price.

Have a fabulous rest of your day! 😀

*~*~*~*

Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Pamela
Earrings: CHAIN Bella Earrings (group gift / 25L to join)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sassy 2 (50L in the Discount Room)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Dress: Ghee Polka Dot Halter Dress (group gift / 500L to join)
Shoes: #Empire Bouvardia
Pose: aDORKable Poses
Location: The Pink Flamingo Fifties Diner

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When in Doubt, Wear Denim

Taking a Break

Happy Middle of the Week to you, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are taking a break after spending a good part of the day in RL de-cluttering a closet.  It feels really good to organize and open up space!  Now, if only I could get motivated to do the same with my SL inventory!  After over 8 and a half years on Second Life, organizing that monstrosity is something I really need to do.  Maybe tomorrow……

I Know I Said I’d De-clutter, But…………It Was FREE!

The pupster and I decided to swing by Brii Underground to check out the latest group gift, and it is so adorable, I scooped it up immediately.  The free Linei Urban Style Complete Outfit is a comfy, body-hugging denim mini dress with tons of eye-catching details such as the realistic seams and folds in the fabric, an optional belt that draws the eye to your midsection, and the silver center zipper.   The gift also includes jewelry – the necklaces and bracelets I am wearing in my photo, and the heart-adorned heels in a perfectly coordinated shade of blue.  A pair of sunglasses, which I opted not to wear for my picture, complete the ensemble.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L and XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Belt in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass, Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Heels for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink
  • Necklaces, bracelets, sunglasses
  • Tattoo for classic avatars, Maitreya, Omega and Slink (not shown)
  • Omega make up applier and make up for classic avatars on the tattoo layer
  • Optional light

If only Ripley had paid more attention during the organization segment of our dog obedience classes………. Ah well, at least he excelled in tracking and bargain hunting!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier: Glam Affair Medison

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier

Hair:  Truth Hair Cheri

Outfit (includes jewelry and shoes):  Brii Underground Linei Urban Style Complete Outfit (free group gift for Brii Underground Group 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Lily’s Poses Silent Window Sit

Sim:  Patankar

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Nice Day for a White Wedding

White Wedding

I’m Getting Married

Lol, just kidding! (/me giggles) XD

When I saw this gorgeous dress — the latest group gift from Dressed by Lexi — I thought it would be really lovely as a wedding gown, so I decided to style it in that way.

The top comes as an Omega applier (which I used on my Maitreya mesh body with an Omega kit), but there is also a system layer for classic avatars. There is a significant amount of skin showing through the lace, making this top extra sexy. 😉

The skirt is sized for Belleza, eBody, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies, as well as standard mesh S-XL with an alpha layer. The lace at the bottom is added in two flexi attachments, but you could always leave those off for a sleeker look.

Silhouette of Tara

My pose is a gift from An Lar Poses for the Tres Chic 2nd Anniversary. Three poses with mirrors are included in the set. You have until June 5th to pick up all the fabulous gifts at this round!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya 
Head Applier: Glam Affair Felicity (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH Sugar 
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Jewelry: Lazuri Diona V1
Dress: Dressed by Lexi Forever Young (group gift / free to join)
Pose: An Lar Poses Tara Mini Series (Tres Chic group gift / free to join)

Decor…

Aphrodite Shop Romantic Wedding

 

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Adventures in Babysitting

Adventure 3
Hello there, Fab Free!  In my last post {HERE}, I told you about the Flawless Sim’s Adventures in Babysitting quest that Ripley and I had recently completed.  Today I have a quick post to share three more of the 11 free prizes that are awarded at the completion of the quest.

A Bird in the Hand

First of all, the Pretty Saffron Finch perched on my finger came from Zo Awesum.  The cute little guy is so adorable, and comes with his own cage, but I kind of figured he’d appreciate some freedom so he could stretch his wings.  Best of all, he is completely free when you finish the babysitting quest.  When I was a little girl in real life, I used to sit quietly below my father’s bird feeder, with my hand outstretched, just hoping a feathered friend might land on my fingers, but it never happened.  At least I get to experience that in SL. 🙂

A Free Top….Why Knot?

My free, long sleeved, knotted top from Tori Stylez was well worth all the searching for those two wandering twins.  Lily features a delicate floral print and realistic folds in the texture.  It includes a color change HUD packed with 8 options, so it’s like getting 8 different shirts in one.  I chose to pair  the crop top with simple denim shorts, but you could also dress it up with a skirt or a pair of longer pants on a cool day.  I really like how the ends of the ties dangle down.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility

    • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
    • alpha layer for classic avatars
    • Curvy
    • Fine
    • Freya
    • Hourglass
    • Isis
    • Maitreya
    • Physique
    • TMP
    • Venus

Adventure 1

The Mark of Beauty

Sometimes in SL, it seems like everything is just too perfect, too flawless.  With the free Adventures in Babysitting gift from Arte, you can add a touch of whimsy and visual interest to an otherwise perfect complexion.  With the Catwa Adored Moles applier, you can wear two versions of a sprinkling of beauty marks.  I think they provide a lovely touch of character, and help to draw the eye to your face. Below, I’ve included snapshots of my face with no beauty mark applier (on the left) and with the second variation  of the moles (on the right), so you can get an idea of the range of options available. One of the wonderful things about SL is the ability to change the appearance of your skin with just a few clicks.

Adventures 5

Well, that wraps up my coverage of the Adventures in Babysitting quest at the Flawless Sim.  The event runs only until May 29th, and grants you 11 free prizes in all  at the completion of the quest.  I enjoyed reading the story as I traveled from store to store, and was very happy with the quality of the gifts at the end.  To begin your own adventure, teleport to the Flawless Sim, and click the event sign to obtain the necessary Hud.  Wear the HUD, which will appear as a red oval on your screen, say yes when prompted for permission, then left touch the HUD and select “Adventure in” on the sub menu.   Directions for completing the quest will appear on your screen.

Until my next post, happy shopping questing!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Moles:  Arte Catwa Applier Adored Moles (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier: Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair Lisette

Top:  Tori Stylez Lilly Top (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Mesh Denim Shorts

Bird on Hand:  Zo Awesum Pretty Bird Saffron Finch (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  Illi’s Slink Meriel Flip Flops

Poses:  (full body) Fussy x Foxcity     (close up) Aushk’a & Co.

Sim:  Whimberly
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More Gifts from… SQUIRREL!

Squirrel!

Happy Friday, fabulous readers! This coming Monday in the U.S. is Memorial Day, and many of us will have a much-needed 3-day weekend. And I am SO GLAD. This past week has been so hectic that I’m starting to feel like those dogs in the movie “UP.” So many distractions, and… oh look… SQUIRREL! XD

More Gifts from Tres Chic

I’ve got 2 more gifts from the Tres Chic 2nd Anniversary round to show you today. The first is this fun and flirty dress from O V H. The Gisela dress is sized to fit Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies, and there is also one called “fitt,” which I believe must be for fitmesh (someone please correct me if I’m wrong). The fabric is nicely textured in what looks like denim, and the tie around the waist is beautifully wrapped.

You can also pick up this super cute pose called The Pace of Nature from LW Poses. It includes the little squirrel prop, but since it is added separately, you could use the pose to hold other items. Mirrors and pose balls are also included.

There are so many gifts waiting for you at the Tres Chic 2nd Anniversary round! You do need to join the Tres Chic group, but it is free to join. The birthday round ends on June 5th.

Do You Need a Manicure?

I know I do!

Hello Dave is one of my very favorite stores for keeping my pixel nails looking perfect, and they are also extremely generous with the group gifts. This week, owner Maia Gasparini has done something different; instead of a new palette for the group gift, just click on the pink and purple box to receive store credit (I *think* the credit amount is 125L, but since I’m not exactly sure how much I had before I clicked the box, I could be wrong!).

The Hello Dave in-world group is 100L to join but so worth it. New gifts are set out every week, on the average.

I used my credit to buy a mini palette called “Citrus Sorbet” for only 49L, and I’ll be back soon to spend the rest!

Have a wonderful weekend! 😀

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya 
Head Applier: Glam Affair Felicity (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH Kare (group gift / 350L to join / shown previously by Love)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Nail Applier: Hello Dave Citrus Sorbet (49L)
Dress: O V H Gisela Dress (Tres Chic group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Freya Sandals (featured & Kustom9)
Pose: LW Poses The Pace of Nature (Tres Chic group gift / free to join)
Location: Whimberly

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