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Christmas Time is Here

Christmas Time is Here

Where did the weekend go? By this time Friday it will be Christmas Day! Can you believe it? I’m half in denial myself. lol Two things that seem to go hand in hand for better or worse are Christmas and shopping. I finally worked my way through the behemoth that is the Holiday Shop & Hop event and as overwhelming as it can be, I have to admit it was worth it. My inventory now flooded with gifts, I thought I’d share a few with you.

If you’ve never gone to one of the Shop & Hop events before, there are a few things you should know. First, there’s no group needed for the gifts, just click the gift box at each of the designer’s booths. Second, there are eight sims to wander through. Yes, I said eight. As you can imagine, that’s a lot of shopping and hopping. For this post I chose to share the free Holiday Shop & Hop gifts by Eclectic Stars, Unicorn, and Infiniti. Enjoy, and happy shopping Fab Free’rs!

Eclectic Stars

When it comes down to it, one of the labels that could be used to describe me (and I think most of us in SL) is “gamer.” Eclectic Stars put out the perfect Christmas sweater for any gamer girl as their free Shop & Hop gift. It has a Christmas tree on it made entirely of Space Invader-style aliens. :O So cute!

Sizes Included: Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya Lara, eBody (Curvy, Classic), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Standard Mesh (xxs – L) + Alpha Layer

Unicorn

As a photographer and a blogger, I’ve got an ever-growing collection of backdrops and photo props and I like it that way. The free Shop & Hop gift by Unicorn is this fun wintery holiday outdoor setting complete with a snowman, evergreen tree, and a festively decorated front porch. If you’re in need of a cute backdrop for some holiday photos, don’t skip this one.

Infiniti

Finally, this pose with the snowball and falling snow are part of the free Shop & Hop gift by Infiniti. The gift includes a set of 3 poses that include a snowball prop. The falling snow is a wearable add-on, and I have to say I love the detail of the pretty snowflakes. Almost like shoes, I’m a firm believer that there is no such thing as too many poses! For now I’m off to go see if I can’t sneak up on Blue with this snowball. Wish me luck! lol

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Winter Isle

Fabfree Post:Winter Isle

What a wonderful time for a Hunt

HOLIDAY ISLE HUNT 2020 is filled with amazing goodies to get you in the jolly holiday spirit and you don’t want to miss this amazing free hunt! All around the sim you will find little gifts from a ton of designers and you really should hurry and snag yours now!

The hunt started Nov 22nd and ends Dec 31st so you have a bit of time if you are super busy with setting up your snow-filled wonderland! This hunt features a free cute little cabin, curtains, snowmen, a little Christmas cat and so much more!

Excluding the Christmas cat, my favorite has to be the trees, I am always looking around for different ones that can fill up a background and these are perfect to add to my normal decorating rotation. So thank you to those designers for putting out some great free gifts for us, your hard work does not go unnoticed. -Hugs-

Featured in this photo:

2020 Holiday Hunt Gift (TFF) – 3 small snowy trees (Free No Group Needed)
2020 Holiday Hunt Gift (TFF) – 4 1-prim Fir Trees (Free No Group Needed)
2020 Holiday Hunt Gift – Hig’s snowman in the making (Free No Group Needed)
2020 Holiday Hunt Gift (TFF) – pine garland and wreath (Free No Group Needed)
2020 Holiday Hunt Gift (TFF) – star lights on strings (Free No Group Needed)
2020 Holiday Hunt Gift (TFF) – 4 pairs Xmas curtains (Free No Group Needed)
2020 Holiday Hunt Gift (TFF) – Winter Cabin 2020 (Free No Group Needed)
2020 Holiday Hunt Gift – Hig’s Frozen Christmas Tree (Free No Group Needed)
2020 Holiday Hunt Gift (TFF) – Christmas cat decoration (Free No Group Needed)


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Wishing for Winter

Wishing for Winter

It’s the time of year in my world physical and virtual that I start to wish for snow. Perhaps because I almost never get to experience temperatures cold enough for snow where I live, I find that I long for that story-book white snowy winter. I am also so ready to break out the winter wardrobe. Thank goodness Second Life has me covered, here I get my snow, and a pretty stellar closet full of winter clothing. Speaking of clothing, this outfit is the most recent group gift at Vooh.

Vooh

There are actually several group gifts available at Vooh, Group Gift 76 is the most recent. I really like the look of this all-in-one outfit. The jacket, sweater dress, and undershirt are all one piece. I love that it makes me appear as though my hands are tucked warm into my pockets. Also, the outfit includes matching boots, and a beret (not worn). The jacket/sweater dress combo has a color change hud with several solid color options for the main part of the jacket, the dress, the undershirt, as well as the metal parts of the jacket. Additionally the hud will allow you to tint each part, and adjust things like glow and materials. The boots and beret have their own similar customization huds with matching color choices. The required Vooh store group has a join fee of 50 linden, which if you ask me is well worth it.

Jacket/Sweater Dress Sizes Included: Classic Mesh (xxs – L) + Alpha Layer
Shoe Sizes Included: Maitreya, Belleza (Freya, Isis/Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Fitted Mesh, TMP

Credits:

  • HairLamb – Easy Easy – Dark Browns
  • Hair BaseJust Magnetized – Widow’s Peak
  • HeadCatwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • SkinEudora Beauty – Raika Skin – Honey
  • Eye MakeupDemicorn – Lady Tremaine Eye Shadow
  • Lipstick #Adored – Enamored Lips Happy Hour Edition *Past Powder Pack Exclusive
  • Septum PiercingSlack Girl – Nose Piercing Silver *Past Gift
  • TattooMister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • NecklaceNOIR – Vanessa Necklace
  • OutfitVooh – Group Gift 76 – Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join

Pose by R.Bento
Photo taken at “It all starts with a snowflake” at Leloo’s World

 


Winter Weather

Winter Days

Hello Fab Free! I hope all who celebrate have enjoyed their Holidays. I’ve been away visiting family, and though I did have a great time I am so very glad to be back. It has been such a mild winter in my part of the world thus far, I often find myself wishing for some more winter-like weather. Thank goodness for Second Life. Here I can get a snowy fix any time I want it, and not have to dig my sweaters out of storage. This cute sweater dress and the cozy winter scarf are both free gifts at the Winter Shop & Hop event. Keep reading for the details about these winter weather must haves.

Vanilla Bae

You’ve gotta love freebies from Vanilla Bae. This one is a cute blue, green, or red (there’s a hud for the color choices) gradient sweater dress with some fun features. It comes in three versions, each in a few sizes. There is a PG, Adult, and a Shoulder Off version of this dress. Each of those labels refers to the “stripability” (yes I made that word up) of the dress. The PG version is the one with no stripping options. The Shoulder Off version is just what it sounds like. It allows you to wear the dress with one shoulder, or both shoulders exposed. The Adult version is also pretty self explanatory. I’ll let you explore those options yourselves. To get your copy of this fun free dress by Vanilla Bae, head to their booth at Shop & Hop and click the gift vendor.

Sizes Included: Belleza Freya, Legacy, Slink Hourglass, Maitreya Lara

Tres Blah

While I was trying on all the goodies I picked up at Shop & Hop, I really liked how this scarf gift by Tres Blah looked with the dress gift by Vanilla Bae. This unrigged mesh scarf comes in 3 sizes and has a color/texture change hud with more than 20 choices. This free gift can be picked up at the Tres Blah booth at Shop & Hop.

Here are all the credits:

Hair – Doux – Lana
Head – Catwa Koura
Skin – YS&YS – Kitty
Scarf – Tres Blah – Cozy Scarf Gift 2019 – Free @Shop & Hop
Dress – *Vanilla Bae* Yves Dress – Mini Ombre Pack – Free @Shop & Hop
Tattoo – Carol G – Gothic Tattoo
Leggings – VooDoo Monkey – Basic Leggings Appliers – Marketplace

Pose by Foxcity
Photo taken at Skull Creek


Christmas Cheer

Holiday Cheer

Hello Fab Free’rs! I hope your weekend has been full of holiday cheer thus far. I managed to find a moment to myself, and took a moment to enjoy some crisp winter air and a spiked eggnog, in a reindeer cup no less. Despite the cold, my drink and my sweater kept me warm, and my holiday manicure kept me feelin’ cute in the moment. Each of those items, sweater, drink, and nail polish are all current group or event gifts. Keep reading and I’ll tell you all about them, or you can scroll to the end for full credits. Stay warm Fab Free!

Fashionably Dead 

This cute holiday sweater is the most recent group gift at Fashionably Dead. There are a few past group gifts available as well. The sweater comes in a few sizes, and has a color change hud with 7 color choices. The Fashionably Dead group has a one time join fee of 100 linden.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Legacy, Slink Hourglass, Belleza Freya

Half+Deer

My adorable reindeer cup is the free gift at Shop & Hop by Half+Deer. It has sparkly antlers, and comes with multiple color options. Also, the cup has a drinking animation. I love the cute details. All you need to do to get yours is go to the Half+Deer booth at the Shop & Hop event and click the gift vendor.

ZOZ 

Finally, I love the choice of a holiday manicure that isn’t green or red. My shiny dark grey snowflake manicure is thanks to the free Shop & Hop gift by ZOZ. This applier manicure set has 12 total beautifully glossy colors to choose from, including the traditional green, and red. Like the other Shop & Hop gifts, to get your copy of this free gift just find the ZOZ booth at the event and click the gift vendor.

Appliers Included: Omega, Maitreya, Slink, ZOZ

Here are the Credits: 

Hair – Lamb. Witchy – Dark Brown Pack – Currently @C88
Head Catwa Koura
Skin – YS&YS – Kitty
Sweater – Fashionably Dead – (fd) Group Gift Dec 2019 – Puffy Sweater – Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join
Cup – +Half-Deer+ Cozy Deer Tumbler – Free Gift @Shop&Hop
Manicure – {ZOZ} Early Snow Gift Polish – Free Gift @Shop&Hop
Jeans – Blueberry – Melanie

The pose is my personal AO along with the cup’s drinking animation.
Photo taken at Skull Creek

 

 


A Thousand Snowy Stars

“Star light, Star bright… first star I see tonight…”

I’m not usually one for making wishes or resolutions, but with New Year’s Eve nearly here, I thought maybe I should be thinking on it. It snowed heavily where I live. Ice too. The storms put much of my sleepy city to a stand still… and while there is always a beauty to such things, there is also a definite danger. I resolve to be thankful for all I have — a warm bed being one of those things.

This Frozen Star 1

There are just two days left till New Years, and also just a few days left to pick up your Peace on Earth prizes. The hunt ends January 9th. If you stop by Baboom you can get this amazing Snowy Dress for FREE. It comes in one piece and all the standard sizes and has a lovely lustrous effect I just loved. Well worth the stop. Don’t delay! Get to hunting those globes!

This Frozen Star 2

If you didn’t find it… there are just two days left to enjoy the Winter Gacha Festival which ends December 31st. I picked up my lovely hair called Hosanna by [e] elikatira for a mere 50L per spin.

And last but not least… one final reminder! If you haven’t picked up your goodies from the Chop Zuey advent… hurry over there ASAP! They are all still out for the pickings, but I’m not sure how much longer you’ll be able to enjoy the gifts. My simply stunning A Thousand Stars Set pictured above (it includes a texture change necklace, bracelet, earrings, and barrettes) was one of the group advent gifts, yours FREE with your group tag (350L to join). So hurry before you miss out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Glam Affair – Elvi – Fairy 02 A
Hair – [e] elikatira – Hosanna (50L per spin @ The Winter Gacha Festival) – ends December 31!
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes Starfall
Dress – Baboom Snowy Dress for POE8 (0L/FREE/Peace on Earth Hunt Gift) – ends January 9th!
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – a Thousand Stars Texture Change Set (0L/FREE Advent Group Gift/350L to Join Group)

Pose by Label Motion

Sim Location – Kalamata

Signature use 320 size


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Holiday Selfies

Holiday SelfiesSo after the impromptu snowball fight the other day, I bet Love thought she’d got me showing up with a Rudolph nose and antlers for the photos of the Christmas group gift from Agapee. Really, she just looks darn adorable and the photos are great. There is so much emphasis on family around the holidays that it’s good to focus on friendships too. Friends are often every bit as important as family. These adorable dresses from Agapee were a perfect opportunity for us to dress up and take some photos. Sure, matching outfits may be a little silly, but who cares, that’s half the fun! The dress is fully mesh, including the arm-warmers, and there is a color change hud to change the shirt and skirt separately. Additionally the dress comes in several size/fit options for the perfect fit. The Agapee group is FREE to join and the gift is FREE with your group tag. This dress would be perfect for a holiday outing with friends, or a casual date!

Holiday Selfies Close

Speaking of the cute glowing red nose and matching antlers Love has on, they are a recent subscribo gift from Hopscotch. You can get this cute holiday accessory for FREE just by heading over to Hopscotch and joining their subscriber. It really is cute and is perfect for adding some holiday fun to punch up your outfit and your photos.

Additionally, I stopped back by the White Elephant Fair for this pretty manicure set with matching rings from ZOZ. The whole love of nail polish is just part of my obsession with makeup! It spans both real life and Second Life. So that you can get a better look at the gift, I included a copy of the ad photo below. You’ll find this gift from ZOZ under the big Christmas tree at the White Elephant Fair for just 1 linden. Included in this pretty present are nail appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza nails, and a right and left version of the ring.

-{ZOZ}- Silver Leaf Pix

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Pru is wearing:

Hair – > Asset < Little Bird Hair
Skin – Lumae – Niska – Chilly (Winter Trend Exclusive)
Head – CATWA HEAD Jessica
Eyes – Buzzeri – [Buzz] Lillian Eyes – Hazel
Dress –  Agapee Bess Set X-Mas Gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join
Hands – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female Elegant 1 & Casual
Manicure & Ring – {ZOZ}- Silver Leaf – 1L @White Elephant Fair
Body – Maitreya – Lara
Boots – *League* Lauren Wedge Boots -Taupe

Love is wearing:

Hair – Analog Dog Gemma – FREE Gift *Originally Shown Here
Skin – Lara Hurley Alena – Lelutka Head Applier
Head – Lelutka Karin
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Antlers & Nose – Hopscotch Reindeer Kit – FREE Subscribo Gift 
Dress –  Agapee Bess Set X-Mas Gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join
Body – Maitreya – Lara
Boots – REIGN – Not Your Momma’s Knit Boots – Past Group Gift

*Pose w/Cellphone Prop by Focus Poses
**Location – Frisland

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Knockers for the Holidays

Knockers for the Holidays

I cannot get over how many amazing gifts and hunt prizes and holiday goodies are available from all over Second Life this year. This has been one of the most festive holiday seasons I’ve experienced in my many years of being a Second Life resident. The designers have really outdone themselves, which makes this time of year that much more fun for all of us Fab Free’rs! hehehe

Speaking of great holiday gifts, Knockers recently released their December group gift and it’s a must-have! This holiday themed pea-coat is just too cute. I love the little details, and the contrasting lining. Check out the cute little gingerbread man in the pocket too! This is a FREE gift to all group members, and the Knockers group is a one time fee of 150 lindens to join, however there are exclusive monthly gifts.

To go with this great coat, I picked up these fun winter boots from ALB on the Marketplace. The boots are all decked out in pretty holiday fabric, and can be re-sized by clicking each individual boot. There are no “feet” required to wear the boots, and they also include a matching alpha layer. Not only are these boots really cute, they are completely FREE!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair –  enVOGUE – HAIR Lynette – Ombre

Skin – [theSkinnery] Sienna (Catwa Applier) – champagne

Head – CATWA HEAD Jessica

Coat – ..::KnocKeRs::..Bourbon Street Peacoat[Holiday Edition] – FREE Group Gift/Group is 150L to Join

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Hands – Slink – Elegant 1 & Casual

Boots – ALB CALIFORNIA DREAM boots Christmas – FREE on the Marketplace 

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Dreaming of a White Elephant Christmas

My Gothic Christmas

As far as I am concerned you can still be goth and love the Holidays. Anyone who says different, well they are missing out! I spent an afternoon at the White Elephant Fair and had a really great time. There are tons of great bargains to be had from some wonderful designers. Additionally there are gacha machines all along the walkways and a huge Christmas tree overflowing with gifts from many of the participating designers. Several of the gifts are even FREE!

First things first, how cute is this dress? I love the cute argyle pattern of this fully mesh dress. It’s one of the gachas from Mutiny in Heaven. You can score one of several versions of this dress for just 35 lindens per play. The playful dress comes with a matching alpha layer, and standard mesh sizes. In addition to these fun sweater dresses, Mutiny in Heaven also has this gorgeous long hairstyle as one of their gachas. The hairstyle is called “Maeve” and is just 50 linden per play.

My Gothic Christmas Outfit

Now about those gifts I mentioned.  As those who know me know that I love bats, so this super cute Christmas hat with the bats from The Little Bat is of course my favorite of the gifts I found under the Christmas Tree at The White Elephant Fair. The Little Bat gift hat is FREE, just find the gift under the tree and purchase for zero linden.

Another personal favorite is this festive fuzzy jewelry set from Indulge Temptation. The set includes a necklace (shown) and matching earrings (not shown) with fuzzy little pom poms. Included in the gift is a color change /resize hud that lets you resize and change the color of the metal parts as well as the pom poms. The White Elephant gift from Indulge Temptation is just one linden. As with all the White Elephant Fair gifts, you’ll find this one under the big Christmas tree.

Always a sucker for makeup, I was delighted to find the gift from Dust Bunnies under the White Elephant Fair Christmas tree. The gift is a set of lovely lip appliers in various shades of holly red. Included in the gift are appliers for Omega, Catwa, Lelutka, and Slink, as well as system tatoo layers for each shade. With all the appliers, and matching system layers, these lipsticks are a steal at just one linden for the set.

Finally, I seriously enjoy decorating for the Holidays. If I had infinite funds and free time, I would decorate the whole house with each season and holiday. Yes, I’m that person! Luckily for me, and for you, the White Elephant Fair gift from Yay and Stuff includes two wreaths, one black (shown) and one red (not shown), as well as a pair of reindeer slippers (not shown). The wreaths are able to be copied so you can put out as many as you like. This gift can be had for just 10 lindens.

All these gifts and the gachas are just a tiny example of the bargains to be had at The White Elephant Fair. I highly suggest everyone take some time to check it out. Even the scenery is worth the visit.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hat – The Little Bat – !TLB – Batty Santa Hat – FREE Gift @The White Elephant Fair

Hair – Mutiny in Heaven – !MiH Maeve ink – 50L/play @The White Elephant Fair

Head – CATWA HEAD Jessica

Eyes – Buzzeri – [Buzz] Bewitched Eyes – Ocean

Skin –  [theSkinnery] Sienna (Catwa Applier) – champagne

Lipstick – Dust Bunnies [Holly Red Lips] – 1L Gift @The White Elephant Fair

Necklace – Indulge Temptation – !IT! – Fluffy Set 1 – 1L Gift @The White Elephant Fair

Dress – Mutiny in Heaven – !MiH Cold Outside sweater dress-diamdk RARE – 35L /play @The White Elephant Fair

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Hands –  Slink – Elegant 1 & Casual

Boots – REIGN.- Marylin Boots- Black

Wreath – Yay and Stuff – Christmas Wreath  Black – 10L Gift @The White Elephant Fair

*Poses by Glamrus

**Location – Garden of Whimsy – Winter Wonderland

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A Christmas Ride

Winter Ride

I love all the winter scenery around the grid right now. Everything looks pretty and sparkly covered with snow. It really is kind of magical, especially in a virtual setting. With so many places to explore, I donned some boots, and a warm cozy sweater and headed out for some fun in the winter sun.
Christmas Ride OutfitFor starters when picking my outfit, I had to have this FREE group gift sweater from Hudson’s. It’s a beautiful shade of red, with a frilly lace “undershirt” for some added detailing. The undershirt is not a separate piece, however there are optional add-ons for the sleeves and the hem of the shirt to add some extra frill. There is also a system layer, and an Omega applier for the undershirt strap detail that shows with the off-the-shoulder part of the sweater. Additionally, the sweater comes in standard mesh sizes. The Hudson’s group is FREE to join as well, so no reason to miss this great gift!

I also picked up these cute wellies from SinfulSky on the Marketplace for just 1 linden! The rubber boots come in 3 colors, all of which have a cute bow in the back. The boots do not require any feet and include an alpha layer if you’re not wearing a mesh body. They are also easily re-sized and positioned. At just 1 linden, you’ll want to add these to your closet for sure!

This pretty shoulder-length hairstyle is a FREE group gift from Sentinus. The style is called Eleanor, and she includes a color change hud with 16 color options. The Sentinus group is also FREE to join at this time, and there are other group gifts available as well. I think my favorite part of this hairstyle is the hairline, gotta love the little details!

There are so many advents going on right now, I know it’s hard to keep up. I know I’ve missed a few days at some of the stores. If you’re a sucker for a cute mani/pedi like I am, you’ll want to make sure you check out the advent gifts at Hello Dave. Each day there is a new gift with a new polish/polishes. The gifts are FREE and the group is FREE to join. Even better, you can pick up the gifts from previous days, so you don’t have to worry about missing one. I put on this red swirly sparkly polish from Day 3. The polishes are really pretty, and well worth the effort considering they are FREE, so make your way to Hello Dave and don’t forget to wear your Hello Dave group tag.

Christmas Ride Poses Rather than walk in a Winter Wonderland, why not go for a ride? I found this too cute for words bicycle prop from What Next on the Marketplace. This “Christmastime” bike is highly detailed and has 3 static poses for fun festive photos. The bike is an absolute steal at just 50 lindens on the Marketplace.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – –Sentinus Hair- Fitted Mesh Eleanor Hair – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join *Originally Shown Here

Skin – Lumae  :: Adore – 4 – Peach // Cherry Pie

Head – CATWA HEAD Annie Vampire

EyesBuzzeri – [Buzz] Bewitched Eyes – Ocean

Top – HUDSON’s Gift Ruby Sweater N Lace Set – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Pants – Blushed – Skinny Jeans

Hands – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female Elegant 1

Manicure – Hello Dave – Advent Nail Applier – 3rd December – FREE Advent Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Boots – SinfulSky – SS-RainyBoots_Bow – 1L on the Marketplace

Bike – {what next} Christmastime Bicycle Pose Prop – 50L on the Marketplace

*Pose (top photo) by Glamrus

** Location – Garden of Whimsy – Winter Wonderland
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