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Before Dawn

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Why. Is. Morning. So. Early?

As you can see…  Even on the best of days I am very much not a morning person.   Most mornings, it is pure luck if I can manage to pour a cup of coffee and return the cream to the fridge instead of the cup cupboard (has truly happened so many times).  He is up at the crack of BEFORE dawn even on the weekend, puttering around in the kitchen doing whatever he does in there (on a positive note, I do smell coffee already made 🙂 ).

The Calm Before…

Pulling the covers over my head, I try to muffle out the sounds of doors creaking, kitchen cupboards slamming, and dishes clanging.  Even the dogs are grumbling and huffing with disdain of the way too early morning activity going on.  Finally I can hear him making his way to the door and I’m thinking to  myself…  “finally. silence.”.  I hear him digging out his shoes, and taking his coat out of the closet and creeping out the back door to the man cave.

The Storm…

As the door shuts behind him, the dog leash hanging on the hook beside the door falls to the ground…  My eyes squeeze shut tight instantly knowing and bracing for what was about to happen.   ALL of the dogs jump up and run around the bedroom six times, wagging and panting, collar jingling and barking with excitement, because that is all the signal they need for “It’s time for a W.A.L.K” (I spell out the word walk to avoid the craziness,  but they have learned to spell it out).  I tried calling for him, but he had already made his way out of earshot.

Sitting on the edge of the bed, I pick up the littlest one before she gets trampled on in the pre-W.A.L.K mayhem, dig up some clothes and head out for what is hopefully a very uneventful walk…  Gooood morning!

Back To Bed In My NEW Group Gift?

With any luck I’ll be able to slip back into my comfy new night shirt for another hour or two of sweet dreams when I get back.  I picked up the Miranda Chemise Group Gift at !gO! as a group gift.  The !gO! group tends to do a handful of gifts a year and on occasion sends out instore credit offers, so the 50L join fee was no issue for me!  I have found it has more than made up for it.

Available Sizes:

  • Standard Fitmesh & Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass & Physique

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Hair – Truth Gretchen
Night Shirt – !gO! Miranda Chemise Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)
Leg Warmers – Friday Tillie Warmers (featured @ Collabor88)
Pose by Secret Body

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Soap Is Slippery Business, That Ain’t No Lye!

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Good afternoon Fabulous Readers! Today I am stopping in to share news about a new group gift with a fatpack of dresses and tell you a little real life secret of mine.

Fatpacking Hali

Serena recently blogged about a gorgeous group gift at Miss Chelsea [HERE], and they have released an awesome fatpack of the jersey dresses called Hali as shown below.  This group is 100L to join, but between the gown that Serena previously showed that is still available and this fun fatpack, it’s worth every little linden you’ll have to part with to join.

Sizes included:

  • Belleza Isis & Freya
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Maitreya Lara

.miss chelsea. hali dress - group gift @ the main store now!

 

My Undirty Little Secret

I am sure you all know that my biggest shopping crutch in Second Life is probably… hair, and that is a sweet spot for many of us girls here on the grid, but we all have real life shopping crutches too, and one of mine…  is handmade soap!

I can’t get enough of the bubbly stuff.  I have stacks and baskets, and bags full and still buy more.  On occasion I’ll even make some myself!  Anyways, I pretty much “SQUEEEE-ed” when I came across the new Soap Collection Gacha Set by Kraftworks at this round of The Cosmopolitan Sales Room, I couldn’t help myself!  This machine is just 50L per play and offers 9 commons and 1 rare (the scale).

I really thought the slippery soap should have been the rare, because it’s so funny.  I did another little GIF to show you what happens when you rez the Slippery Soap and sit on it.

Slippery Soap

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Hands – Slink AvEnhance Dynamic Hands
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Char
Dress – Miss Chelsea Hali Dress (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Shoes – Ingenue Ulla Sneakers (featured @ Collabor88)
Soap Store Furnishings – Kraftwork The Soap Collection (50L per play @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Pose  by Sari Sari

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Wiggling My Fingers

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Hey there Fabulouses!  On March 8th, Slink announced that they had updated their mesh hands in the redelivery system to Bento for FREE for those that have already purchased their slink hands.  My IM box was lighting up like crazy with the news, and the notecards were flying in… Yet I put off going to pick up the free update worrying that it would be confusing, have some kind of costly catch and be time consuming to set up.

Procrastination

I went on with my week as per usual, all the while thinking…  “I should just go get them, and figure it out“, but it wasn’t until last weekend when there was some fun chat going on in the Fabulously Free in SL group about these new hands!  Fab member Brinlea cracked me up when she mentioned that she was so excited about her new Slink Dynamic Hands, that she was logging in just to watch them move around.  News of this inspired me to head down there and pick them up!

Boy was I surprised to find out that:

    1. They were easy to figure out.
    2. No purchase of new skin appliers was necessary as I could use the slink appliers I already had to match up to  my skins.
    3. There are plenty of affordable bento animations and poses available to make your hands move.
    4. It comes with basic poses, and nail add-ons.

See for yourself!

I made a couple of quick little GIF snaps of my avatar wearing the Slink Dynamic Hands with a Bento Animation so that you can see how the new hands have movement.  SO COOL! You’ll be logging in like Brinlea and I to watch your hands move too…

Wiggling My Fingers

 

 

Wiggling My Fingers

What’s “Bento” ?

Here’s how Jeremy Linden explains what bento actually is…  https://community.secondlife.com/knowledgebase/english/enhanced-skeleton-project-bento-r773/

More information can be found on the Slink Blog – https://slinkstyle.com/2017/03/08/slink-dynamic-hands-aka-project-bento-comes-to-slink/

In closing…

In closing, I did want to mention that if you picked up the free update right away when it was released, that you should go back and make sure you have Version 1.3 as they fixed a couple bugs.  You should also know that you’ll need to be on a Bento compatible viewer to see the movement.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Mesh Hands – Slink AvEnhance Dynamic Hands (Update to Bento is free upon redelivery if you have already purchased the mesh hands!)
Hair – TRUTH Delaney
Shirt – Blueberry Loli (featured @ Collabor88)
Pants – Blueberry Gracie
Video Animation – Oracul Animation Blue Berry
Photo Pose – Foxcity Hypose Bento Pose (1L / marketplace)

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Green Thumb

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Hi there Fabulouses!  Yesterday, in Astrid’s Vintage? or New Age? Blog Post, she mentioned that there are free gifts at almost every vendor participating in The Vintage Fair and she wasn’t kidding about the amount!  There are tons to pick up – with no group join.  I found a couple  in the bunch that I wanted to show off to you today.

Your garden grows where you water it…

The sweet summer dress I am wearing today is called Janae and can be found as a free gift at the Belle Epoque display.  This dress comes in one fitmesh size that should fit most.  The fit and texturing are top notch and you’ll be glad you stopped in for it!

The other item I wanted to mention is this Watering pose by Nantra that was also free, and was found at their vendor display.  This pose is very natural and actually has sprinkling water coming out of the nozzle lol.  Truth be told, I am not very talented in the garden, but…  I can handle the watering.

**  Note:  Some of the gifts at this event are set for sale at 0L and some are set to deliver on touch.  If you are having trouble buying it, try touching it instead.
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – TRUTH Zoya (free group gift / 0L / 350L to join) (previously blogged by Kathryn [HERE])
Dress – Belle Epoque Janae (free / 0L / The Vintage Fair)
Pose – Nantra Watering Free Gift (free / 0L / The Vintage Fair)
Sim – Devin

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I Blame Sn@tch

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So… I borrowed his jeep… Do you think he will notice? 😀

It was this cute little army green jersey dress that inspired the whole thing…  I blame Sn@tch!

See, what happened was…

I was feeling all A-Team when I put on the Marlowe Jersey Dress that I picked up for FREE at Sn@tch, (I have no idea why, now that I look back for star shirt references I can’t find one, but that’s what it reminded me of.) and wanted to go out and have an adventure, but as there were no cool black vans handy, I peeked into the dog house man cave to see what my options were.   His jeep looked like fun!  Sure it was a stick shift, but with a confident nod, I was certain I could wing it.

I winged it alright… with the A-team Theme song blasting out of the overpriced custom speakers (that we didn’t agree on – he won) –  right into a muddy swamp.  I called him, and he’s on his way…  I’m hoping this cute little dress will distract him enough.  Wish me luck!

About the Marlowe Jersey Dress

You can find the Marlowe Jersey Dress in a whole 10 pack of colours priced at 0L just inside the entrance doors at Sn@tch in the Freebie & Cheapie Area where Prudence sent you in her post [HERE] to pick up the free Gloria Outfit.  This rigged mesh dress is available in XS-XL mesh sizes and includes the alpha layer, should you require it.  I wore it on my Maitreya Lara mesh body and with the help of the Maitreya Alpha HUD, it fit me perfectly.

Colours Included:

  • Aqua
  • Army (shown)
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Grey
  • Khaki
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • White

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – TRUTH JoJo
Dress – Sn@tch Marlowe Jersey Dress (free / 0L)
Shoes & Socks – Friday Dottie Sneaks
Pose by Frozen
Sim – Devin

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Get Your Goose!

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Hi there FabFree!  Today I am switching it up a little bit and have decided to show you some cool outdoor décor rather than an outfit.

I came across this awesome, and very big Broken Wall at the landing point at GOOSE, set out as a free group gift.   It has a land impact of just 5 which is very low for such a large item and it comes with the couple/solo animated pillows too.  This gift can be all yours with a 50L group join fee.

Have a peek around at the landing point, there are a few group gifts set to other groups that are free to join too!

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The Stuff…

Wall Décor – GOOSE Broken Wall (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)

Love is Wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Bexley
Jacket – Aphorism Easy Rider
Jeans – Blueberry Mia
Sim – Follow Your Bliss

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Aphorism Win A Fatpack – Chunky Knit Cardigans & Autumn Cami Dresses

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Hello there Fabulouses!  APHORISM! is at it again with another free fatpack giveaway! This time you can enter to win a fatpack of their Chunky Knit Cardigans & Cami Dresses.

!APHORISM! Chunky Knit Cardigans & Autumn Cami Dresses Outfit Details

Each Cardigan comes a with a colour change HUD with an option to change the colour of the pockets, cuffs and trim.

Dresses come with panties included. 12 colours available – 4 Solids, 4 Ombres & 4 Floral. All the Dress Fatpacks have Black, Red or no panties options.

Compatible bodies:

  • Maitreya
  • Belleza Isis/Freya
  • Slink Physique/Hourglass

HOW TO ENTER IN 1 STEP:

  1. Simply leave a comment on the correct post regarding this giveaway on their FB page !APHORISM! FB Page before 1pm PST on Sunday 26th Feb.

Yep, that’s it! Good luck!

5 winners will be selected randomly. Winners can decide to keep the fatpack for themselves, or to gift it to a loved one so even if you are a guy – enter and send it to your favourite lady!

!APHORISM! Facebook Page

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Jojo
Dress & Cardigan – Aphorism Chunky Knit Cardigan / Cami Dress
Boots – Aphorism Molly
Necklace – Aphorism Bijou Necklace Tigers Eye
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Hazardous

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Cherries on Top

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Hello, fabulous readers! Since my last post, I’ve been busy searching the PurpleMoon store for the awesome gifts in their Cherries on Top Hunt 6 – and boy am I tired! Thankfully this cute cafe at Paris Je T’aime was still open so I could grab an iced coffee and rejuvenate. 😎

Ten delicious slices of chocolate cake – each containing a gorgeous, free prize – have been hidden around the PurpleMoon and Wetcat main stores. The Rules:

  • This hunt is free and open to the public (no group membership required).
  • The object you are looking for is a SLICE OF CAKE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP (like the sample located at the entrance).
  • To receive the gift, simple touch the cake. You will be given an object that can be worn to unpack.
  • The prizes have funny names – no area search allowed!
  • There are no hints given, as all gifts are in plain sight. Very easy to find and this is more for the fun of it than anything else.
  • The prizes have been hidden at the GROUND LEVEL of the MAIN STORE (9 of them). Not upstairs. There is one extra prize to be found at Wetcat main store. The balloon decorations are an indicator that there are some cherry cakes hidden in that room!
  • It is MANDATORY to HAVE FUN!

Cherries on Top

In addition to the lovely clothing items from PurpleMoon, there is also a gift from Wetcat containing 3 cute poses with a heart balloon. I’m showing one of them here. ❤

The clothing items come in the following sizes:Cherries on Top

  • Standard mesh sizes XXS-L with alpha layer (PJs are only in these sizes)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya Lara (some include the autohide)
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Sandals are sized for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink feet

Since I was showing so much skin in the second outfit, I decided to add this pretty heart and butterfly tattoo, which is a group gift from Nanika (free to join). It comes with appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and Omega, as well as a tattoo layer for classic avatars. FYI: there are several other gifts available on the group lucky boards.

This isn’t a difficult hunt – since the hunt objects are hidden “in plain sight” – but I’ll admit that it did take me a while to complete (I think some of the hunt objects didn’t rez because the sim was very full). And believe me, they are NOT kidding about the “area search” thing. Don’t even waste your time searching for “cherries” because you will wind up on a wild goose chase looking for decoys. Yes… I tried it (/me hangs head in shame). 😳

Cherries on Top

PurpleMoon’s Cherries on Top Hunt 6 ends on February 28th, so HURRY on over to collect ALL the prizes. 😀

 

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Serena is wearing (photo #1)…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Kelly (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: D!va Hair Alyssa (featured @ Collabor88)
Necklace: PurpleMoon Saffron Necklace Rose Gold (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Dress: PurpleMoon Velvet Dress (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Shoes: fri.day Elsie Janes (featured at Kustom9)
Pose: Reel Poses Christmas Shopping (20L – shopping bag by Glitterati)
Location: Paris Je T’aime

Serena is wearing (photo #2 & #3)…

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ximena
Halter: PurpleMoon Ivana Top (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Shorts: PurpleMoon Tori Denim Shorts (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Tattoo: Nanika My Little Heart Tattoo (group gift / free to join)
Pose: Wetcat Heart Pose 1 (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Location: Summer Trace

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The Importance Of A Little Black Dress

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Hello there Fabulouses!  Ladies…  if there is one essential item in our inventories, it has got to be that little black dress.  Am I right? A very simple little black dress may be small, but it speaks volumes, and works for most occasions with the right accessories!  MonaLISA understands the importance of that LBD, and wants you to have one on them, along with some matching black shoes.

Meeting Meredith

Check out the notices of the MonaLISA inworld group to find the Meredith Dress shown on my avatar today as a free group gift.  This dress fits most bodies like a glove and has a very pretty embellishment on the chest which I have tried to display up close in my picture.

Available Sizes:

  • Maitreya
  • Belleza
  • Slink
  • Ebody
  • Tonic

… And Merisa

My matching open toed, black Merisa Heels were also found in the group notices 🙂

Feet Compatible:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

More Group Gifts by MonaLISA

This group is 100L to join, however with the plentiful amount of group gifts and offers available in store and in the notices, it won’t hurt a bit!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Delaney
Dress – MonaLISA Meredith Dress (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Shoes – MonaLISA Merisa Heels (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Necklace – League Coin Collector
Pose by Lyrium Poses
Sim – Follow Your Bliss

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Seeing Spots

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Hey there Fabulouses! Need a little burst of cute?  Head on over to Stories & Co. by Flowey and pick up their new group gift for February!

Spot on.. Cute

On FabFree I have previously been showing the group gifts each month, and they are still ALL available, but this month they have added the sweet Ash Top in Dots as shown in my photo to the VIP racks.

Sizes included:

  • Maitreya & Maitreya Flat
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass

Group Info & Other Gifts!

This inworld group will set you back 100L, but as you can see from the other gifts available – it’s definitely worth the fee!

  1. January Group Gift
  2. December Group Gift
  3. November Group Gift
  4. October Group Gift
  5. September Group  Gift
  6. August Group Gift
  7. July Group Gift
  8. June Group Gift
  9. May Group Gift

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Ximena
Shirt – Stories & Co. by Flowey Ash Top Dots (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Backdrop – Moss & Mink Be Happy Wall Hanging (95L – featured @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Pillows – Moss & Mink Heart & Star Pillow Set (95L – featured @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)

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